Bet ween one and two hundred of the parishioners of Rev. Benjamin Paraons took possession of his parsonage, on the erening of the the 24th, during the absence of himself and wiie, and had matter and thinga prettj much their own way, ' urprising" the coupl on their return home, not only by the multitude present, but by the presentation of sundry gifts accompamed with expressions of tender regard. Among the gifts was, first, a dress-pattern of black silk for Mru. Farsous, and (10 to construct the dress ; nezt, a portmonnaie with $21, and other gifts to Miss Kmma L. Parsons ; and, fiually, a purse to Mr. Parsons; the whole amounting to f 116 ! for all which Mr. Parson feelingly responded. The f act that this was tí final sociable between the parties concerned, Mr. P. being about to seek another field of labor, rendered the occasion oue of peculiar interest. M. I. Chioanne.