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PALMER, Rev. J.H. - surprise

Source: Iva Lewis Obituary Scrapbook
Members and friends of the M. E. church gave their pastor, Rev. J. H. Palmer, such a pounding Tuesday evening he will remember for a while. It occurred in this manner: It was League meeting at the church. Rev. and Mrs. Palmer went to League, only a few came, the pastor thinking it strange that no more came. The president being absent the pastor took the chair and proceeded with the exercises. The pastor says only one thing occurred that looked strange was when brother E. M. Cox came in and run up to the stove that had no fire in it and pretended to warm, then turned and left the church. Rev. Palmer says he is now convinced that Brother Cox was not cold, but acting as a spy to find out the land. When Rev. and Mrs. Palmer returned home they found the parsonage completely captured, fifty or more were waiting to see the return of the pastor. The pastor confesses that it was well planned, John Gillum and wife and E. M. Cox and wife, brought up the delegation from the west. Dr. W. N. Williamson and Prof. Miller tried to explain why they were not in League. Rev. Palmer says that it is all plain now. Everyone is forgiven, and the friendship is only deepened. The table was laden with good things. The pastor herein publicly thanks the kind doners and friends for their Christian kindness and invites them to call again and dine with him. – jlr
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