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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.

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