Pill, the presiding judge, seems more genial than ever.
The commissioners' court of five members, including the presiding judge, attends to county business matters, the county being the unit of local government.
This is developing an analogy given by the new presiding bishop rather than purely his own analysis.
The presiding genius of their crew is the one-legged pirate turned sea cook, Long John Silver.
The custom of delivering expositions or comments more or less extemporaneous on the lessons of the day at all events passed over soon and readily into the Christian Church, as may be gathered from the first Apology (c. 67) of Justin Martyr, where we read that, in connexion with the practice of reading portions from the collected writings of the prophets and from the memoirs of the apostles, it had by that time become usual for the presiding minister to deliver a discourse in which "he admonishes the people, stirring them up to an imitation of the good works which have been brought before their notice."