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SCENE IN THE VESTIBULE OF GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH BEFORE THE THANKSGIVING SERVICE OF THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY.
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J And when the days of her purification ac
cording to the law of Mosea were accomplished,
they brought him to Jerusalem to . present ' him
to the Lord. And to offer a sacrifice according
to that which is Bald in the law of *the Lord,
a pair, of turtle doves, or two young . pigeons. ;
.The •¦sermon ..was a masterly one and
dealt with the noble deeds of charity per-
; Conspicuous in the front row of pews
was an Indian woman, a convert to the
church, ¦ who -was dressed in her native
costume, while a number of Japanese
were also to be seen at the service.
Bishop Nichols .preached the sermon,
taking his text from Luke, ii:22-24,. as fol
lows: : . . ...
The service commenced at 10 a. m ,' and
at that hour the aisles of the church were
crowded, while the doors, of the building
were thronged with crowds unable to'se
cure admission. . . . „•' .
Holy communion was celebrated by. the
Bishop of California," the Right Rev. Dr.
Nichols, j assisted by.the Bishop of Japan;
the Right Rev. Dr. McKiny the' Rev: Dr.
Foute, rector of Grace - Church ; .the Rev.
J. VW. Nichols, curate.of thechurch; and
the Rev; Dr. Lloyd of ,'New,.T;ork, secre
tary of the board of 'the Woman's: Aux
iliary. " »' ' ¦ - ' \f: ¦¦' - V ; .,•'; ¦
never held a more distinguished gather
ing, for it was composed of women whose
names are knov/n in every section of the
republic! • ' . .
Church yesterday morning, the
feature of which was the presentation by
the ladles of the sum of $104,000 as its
united offering to the board for the use of
the missionary Bishops.
The vast edifice of, Grace Church was
thronged to its limit and the scene was
full of • animation as the gayly dressed
members .of the auxiliary were ; ushered
to seats in. the building. But little at
tempt had been made to v decorate the
beautiful interior of the church/only flow
ers and palms being utilized. It is no ex
aggeration to eay that Grace Church has
THE "Woman's Auxiliary to the
Board of Missions of the Episco
pal * Church participated in a
thanksgiving service at Grace
Huge Gold Alms Basin Is Filled With Notes and
Currency When Ladies of Auxiliary Make an
Offering to Board of Missions.
the Alhambra Theater, the building being
too small to accommodate all whe desired
to be present. Reports were presented and
addresses were made by a number of
In the evening Bishop Nichols of Cali
fornia and Mrs. Nichols tendered a recp
tion to the visiting Bishops and their
wives at the Scott residence, Clay and
Lacuna streets. . i
The Church Periodical Society met in
St. Paul's Church last evening and held a
business session. ¦ • .
This morning the House of Bishops and
the House of Deputies will meet at Trinity
Church at 9:30 and after prayers will re
sume their sessions. At 11 a. m. the two
houses will meet as a Joint body, under
the title "The Board of Missions." It is
only at the meetings of the Board of Mis
sions that opportunities are afforded of
hearing the Bishops discuss, the affairs of
the church at the convention. The Board
of Missions will also hold an afternoon
The Woman's | Auxiliary will open Its
missionary^ and historic exhibition to-day
at the headquarters, 1609 Sutter street.
The Daughters of the King will hold a
day service at St. Luke's Church. Van
Ness avenue and Clay street. The
Brotherhood of St. Andrew will hold ser
vice at St. Stephen's Church on Fulton
street at 7:30 this evening.
IMPORTANT business was transacted
yesterday by the Bishops and House of
Deputies cf the General Convention of
the Episcopal church. The House of
Bishops spent The day in discussing the
report of the committee appointed at the
last convention to report on the marginal
readings that may be substituted for the
present readings of the Scripture. The
Bishops decided to accept the report of the
committee and ordered the publication of
the revised Scriptures ar.d also authorized
Its use in the church. With the concur
rence of the House of Deputies the action
of the Bishops will become a canon of the
church of America.
The House of Deputies spent a busy day.
In the morning many resolutions were
presented and referred to various com
mittees. The chief business transacted
by the House of Deputies was the accept
ance of certain amendments to the con
stitution, proposed in the convention of
1S98. These amendments to become final,
must be concurred In by the House of
The Woman's Auxiliary to the Board of
Missions held a. thanksgiving service at
Grace Church, over which Bishop Nichols
of California presided. The edifice was
throng-ed with gaily dressed women and
the feature of the service was the present
ation of the united offerings collected by
the ladies to the Missionary Board. The
Bum presented was 5104,000, the actual
currency and notes being deposited In a
large gold bowl and handed to Bishop
In the afternoon, the triennial meeting
of the "Woman's Auxiliary -took place In
Institute Open to Visitors.
The Mark Hopkins Institute of Art will
bo open to visitors to-day from 9 a. m, to
5 p. m., and from 7:30 p. m. to 10. p. m.
No admission fee will be charged.
a brotherly welcome should he be able to ba
present at any cf ocr services. . .
The Bishops of 'Haiti and Brazil were
introduced to the prelates and will be
special guests of the house during It3
\," ; LATE CHAIRMAN
,.' The following resolution was adopted
by a standing vote: .
The Rouse of Bishops, in view of the retire
ment of its late chairman, the Right Rev, Dr.
Do&ne. Bishop of Albany, desires to place on
record this among- all tta grateful appreciation
of services marked by singular tad consistent
The presiding officer of a deliberative bod?
under our constitution Is net Its dictator or tta
master and hl3 highest crt 'consists, first, in
knowing the limitations of rule and law which
bind his powers; and then In the firm but pa
tient and courteous exercise of tfceoti Judicial
and administrative functions, which, not *o
much alone aa en behalf of hta brethren, he lj
called upon to exerciso.
In all these respects cur dear brother has fur*
nlshed an exampla to honor and to emulate.
His prompt discernment,- wld« learnJr.s end in
exhaustible patience hare laft to this house an
example in Its late chairman which will endure
as one of our b«st standards. We unite in
honoring him who has furnished It and in ask
ing him to ' accept this unanimous assurance
of our grateful and affectionate appreciation.
The, following standing committees were
appointed by the chairman:
Christian Education — The Bishops of New
Hampshire. Ohio. Western Texas, Spokane,
Shanghai and Ashevllle.
General Theological Seminary— Tho Bishops
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| Resolved, as the sense of this house. That the
cordial' courtesy of this house be extended to
the ! Bishop of Alaska and Aleutian , Islands of
the Holy Orthodox Church of the -East, now
resident In this city, and that he be assured at
. are now sixty-eight of the eighty
five Bishops of the "Episcopal \ church in
this country in' attendance at the con
Bishop Dudley, . presiding Bishop of the
house, instructed the secretary, Dr.
Hurt, to read the triennial report of the
venerable RlGht Rev. Dr. Clark of 'Rhode
Island, who, on account of seniority of
consecration and ordination, is the pre
siding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal
church. — The report was a lengthy one
and contained matters of importance to
his brethren. He suggested that It would
be to the best interests of the church if
there was some other mode of selecting
a presiding Bishop. Under the present
law the senior Bishop presides and in
this instance the Bishop Is 90 years old.
His age prevents him from giving the
best attention to the duties of his ex
alted office and appreciating his Inability
he : suggests the appointment of a
younger or more active prelate. His sug
gestion will be acted on at -the present
session of the House of Bishops.
The resignation of the Rt. Rev. .Dr.
Edsall.who left the Bishopric of North
Dakota to accept a like offlc» in Min
nesota, was accepted.
jj The following resolution was j? unani
mously adopted: :
ON the reconvening of the House
'. of Bishops yesterday morning the
Bishop ... of • Marquette took hl3
seat among his colleagues. There
House of Bishops Discusses Re
vision of Scriptures.
7 HE follozving events arc scheduled for to-day:
9:30 a. m.— House of Bishops and House of Deputies resume sessions at Trinity Church.
11 a. nil— Bptji houses meet in joint session as the Board of Missions, holding also an after
noon meeting. • r . .
10 a. m. to 10 p. in. — Opening of the Missionary and Historic Exhibition of the Woman's
Auxiliary at 1609 Sntter^street. ; .
• •¦ ' Daughters of. the King hold Vail day service at St. 'Luke's Church, Van Ness aye
> nue and Clay street. ¦ , ; .. '.
7:30 p. in.— Brotherhood of St. Andrczv, quiet hour and' preparation for Hol\\ Communion
\ , at St. Stephen' s.Church, Fulton street, near Fillmore.
EVENTS FOR THIRD BAY OF EPISCOPAL CONVENTION
Episcopal Convention Delegates
Meet in Busy Sessions.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY; OCTOBER 4, 1 901.
VOLUME XC— NO. 126.
MUNIFICENT GIFT OF MONEY MADE TO BOARD OF MISSIONS
BY THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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