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Death Of Rev. Dr. Alabaster

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A dispatch Lrom J. L. Alabaster at Canandaigua, N. Y., was received yesterday afternoon, by Rev. Dr. Ramsay, stating that his father, the Rev. Dr. John Alabaster had passed away at 3 o'clock r. m., and the funeral was to be held there at 2:30 Friday. This news will be received with Jeep regret by a large number of people in this city where Dr. Alabaster resided five years ago as pastor for three yeara of the M. E. church. He was one of the ablest and most eloquent of ministers this people ever had the pleasure of listening to and his death is a great loss to the churcb. He leaves five children, two sons and two daughters by his first wife, (one of whom, Mrs. D. Osborne, left here a few weeks ago with her husband to renew his labors in China as medical missionary) and one young child by his second wife. The following item from a late number of a Chicago paper gives further information concerning this revered minister : " Dr. John Alabaster, pastor of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, is lying ill at CanandaiguB, N. Y. The doctor's health has been failing tor about a year. He was given a vacation of three months last spring, and he went to Clifton Springs, and was so far recovered that he carne home and resumed his. work, but it was soon discovered that he could not go on, and liberal friends at Trinity gave him $1,000 to make a trip abroad, and the church continued his salary ; but his trip did not prove üf advantage, and he carne back to Clifton Springs, but he soon passed beyond medica) aid and was removed to Canandaigua, and he is not expected to recover. His affection is heart disease. Dr. Alabaster is a line scholar and an eloquent preacher. He was transferred from Indianapolis two years ago, and stationed at Trinity Church by Bishop Harris, whose death is just announced. Dr. Alabaster has resigned his charge, and it will be necessary to make a new appointment thiB fall for Trinity Church. The conference meets the 28 th inst. at Rockford, 111. Dr. Alabaster is about 00 years of age, and his loss to the church will be seriously feit."


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