Notice of an "Old Californian."
--It seems, says the British Colonist, of Victoria
, V. I., that John Butts
is in the habit of collecting as many Indians as he can in a little cottage where he lives, near the Congregational church.
He then leads off with a prayer, followed by singing a hymn.
John then makes a short and feeling address; follows it with another hymn, a collection is taken up, and the congregation dismissed with a benediction.
After the services dancing, singing and drinking whiskey are the order of the evening — Butts
acting as bar-keeper with as much grace as he a few moments before officiated as clergyman.
It is quite an ingenious plan, and the inventor is, no doubt, making a ‘"good thing"’ by administering spiritual comfort to his flock in two totally different ways.