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PASToa CHoexxrr asked to josigh. The Tronble Over a Church Entertainment Ends la a Surprise. FLUSHING. U L. Feb- m the First Baptist Church nATA VVktsitilf ltiv from the attempt of a faction of the con gregation to get rid of the pastor, the Rev. E- P. Chockley. reached an imrw.-j climax last evening. A short time ao five uia .trustees neia a meeting, and adopted a resolution requesting the pastor to resign. This action raised a storm of Indignation among Mr. Chockley's friends In the church. They protested against the Trust ees trying to get rid of the pastor, claiming that power was Vested solely In the' congre-gregatlon.' It was asserted that a recent entertainment given In the church harul Hv it.. Christian Endeavor Society connected with: was me reat cause of the opposition to the pastor. - After the entertainment, the pastor, at a meeting of the society, said that the use of tambourines and bones in tho exhibition made It annear Ilka a v 1. , show, and that such things were entirely AUt nf nl.M 4 n . . . . . J - . . cuicruuumeni neia in a church chapel. He wanted the society in future to submit tha iumnu . tertalnmenU to the Deacons and pastor of " - ' ,- vro.i. no pui nis remarks In the form of a motion, and it was At the conclusion of the regular prayer meeting last evening, the members of the congregation held a meeting to discuss the action of the Trustees. There were fifty members of the church present. When a motion was put requesting Mr. Chockley to,ne,KTU h,a frteids in attendance smiled. The pastor presided at the meeting, and he Telt no apprehension as to the outcome of a vote on the question. When the ballots were counted, however, the adherents of the pastor were astonished to learn that the resolution was carried by a majority of four votes, the vote standing 27 for and 23 againBt the resolution. That the action reached test night will only tend to Increase the feeling In the church Is freely admitted. The friends of the pastor denounce his opponents In no mild terms. One of the Deacons said that the vilest means had been adopted to ret rid of the pastor. 10 el

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 17 Feb 1894, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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