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HE BELIEVED DEVILS DIDX'T EIIST05CE Bat Develoaaieats Hare Caased Dr. Chaekley to Chasge Hla Ml a 4. FLUSHING. N. T Dec lT.-Tfie lT.-Tfie lT.-Tfie North Baptist Church, over which the Rev. D. Chockley, commonly known aa the " Fighting Fighting Parson." presides, held services as usual yesterday. Eighteen members, who have not yet determined whether they will support the pastor and Mrs. Moulton or Deacon Thornton and Mrs. Parks in the controversy as to who shall conduct the affairs of the church, and. Incidentally, play the organ, were preaent There waa no fire, and the congregation, when: not engaged In other occupations, waa considering the probability of aa attack attack of pneumonia. The choir was abaent An organ ! had been borrowed to replace the one that Deacon Thornton took away through! the coal chute. The organiat waa a very pretty young lady. i The Rev. Mr. Chockley adroitly avoided any direct reference to the unpleasantness. In a general way, however, part of hla discourse teemed with bitterness. "At one time hi my life." he remarked, " I never believed that there were ay auch things aa dtvUa or that lt waa posaible for any person to become possessed of such beings. Xiecent developments, however, however, have tended to illustrate the falsity of my belief." Deacon Thornton haa not yet entered the suit against the pastor for defamation of character whicfl he threatened to bring within three days, unieas certain atate-menta atate-menta atate-menta were retracted. The pastor hT one day left to retract i

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 18 Dec 1894, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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