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RA VENSBOURNE CHURCH MATTERS.

TO THB HDITOB. Sib,—" A Member " in this night's paper •ays that my report of the meetiug of the Ravensboumo congregation " was not quite correct." Well, taken In oonnection with my correotion, whioh appeared in last night's Stab, I say it ia correot, and he knows it. That I supplied it with a motive I do not deny ; my motire being to pot a fair and honest report of the salient points before the public in opposition to the garbled report which appeared in yonr morning contemporary, and whioh "A Member " knows well how suoh a report got there, and until I read said report I had no intention of reporting the meeting to any paper whatever. Bnt it is easily seen why "A Member" wrote his letter, what his motire was, and why, in spite of his assertion to the contrary, he rushed into print to wash his dirty linen in public and not "at home." It was to attack a better and more honest man than himself—a congenial work for men like "A Member."

Perhaps Mr Brown, like Mr Henderson, considers it an honor to have been hissed by the parties who hissed them, and more especially because they hissed him for telling them an unwholesome truth, and which should have, if it did not, stung them to the quick —namely, that in voting for a minister it was not the minister they were voting for, but the wine, and this is what they hissed him for.

Besides, why did " A Member" not save me the trouble of giving you the reason why Mr Brown was hissed by giving it himself ? Surely it would have been honest and manly to have done so, and not to have said simply " that he was very rightly hissed " ; but, in his own words, he declined " with a motive."—l am, etc., YOER RErORTER. Ravensbourne, September 19. P.S.—For the same reason that I had no intention of reporting our meeting to any newspaper I decline to notice any further communications on the subject.—V,R.

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RAVENSBOURNE CHURCH MATTERS., Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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RAVENSBOURNE CHURCH MATTERS. Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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