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THEY LOCK HORNS
BISHOPS AXD «EPUTIES FAIL TO.
AGREE OX CHANGES IX THE
THE FORMER DISLIKE SYNOD
AXD BISHOP COADJUTOR. HIT
THE DEPUTIES LIKE lIUTH
BACK EH THE COXSTITUTIOX.
Bishops Give lit 11 Good Part of
the Day to Uiweuss Diocesan
The sessions of the house of depu
ties and house of bishops of the Epis
copal triennial convention were
largely given up to discussions. The
'first two articles of the new consti
tution reached the house of deputies
from house of bishops. The changes
were, but slight from the report of
the commission of .revision. The
bishops preferred "general conven
tion" to "synod" and the term "as
sisant bishop" to "bishop coadju
tor." Th: also dropped the provi
sion for joint session of the two
houses and made a number of minor
iha,nges. The house of deputies
promptly changed back to "synod"
and "bishop-coadjutor," and then
spent a long time in the discussion
of the form of the first section on
a proposed amendment offered by
Dr. Egar. The vote taken on the
change of the general title of the
constitution was without discussion.
The bishops spent a large part of
the day on diocesan division. A re
port was received concurring with
the house of deputies in the for
mation of a new diocese out of the
present diocese of Maryland, to con
sist of the District of Columbia, to
gether with the counties of Prime,
George, Montgomery, St. Mary's and
Charles; also to the formation of a
new diocese out of the present dio
cese of Kentucky, to consist of
Boone, Gallatin, Owen, Franklin,
Anderson, Mercer, Boyle, Casey, Pu
laski. Wayne, and all territory in
the state of Kentucky lying east of
these counties; also the formation of
a new diocese out of the present dio
cese of California, to consist of the
, counties of Santa Barbara, Venture,
■ Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riv
| erside, Orange and San Diego. A
'. resolution proposing the separation
into two missionary districts, respec
tively, of the present jurisdiction of
.Wyoming and Idaho was referred.
A communication as to the duty
of the church ' with respect to the
Armenian atrocities was referred to
a special committee.
i The bishop of Georgia presented
' a telegram from the governor of
■ Georgia and the mayor of Atlanta
' inviting the general convention to
j meet in 1898 at Atlanta, Ga:, which
! communications were referred to
the committee on place of meeting.
j A manuscript prepared by the
';. .Venerable Archdeacon Herman 'C.
if Duncan, S. T. D., of the diocese of
I Louisiana, containing a list of ordi
' nations of priests and deacons in
( the American church, from 1885 to
' 1895, containing the lists of the late
' Bishop George Burgess, of Maine,
and Rev. E. H. Downing, S. T. D.,
of the diocese of lowa, and correct
ing certain inaccuracies in these pre
, ceding lists, was presented.
' The bishop of New York was, at
the request of the chairman and
members of the committee, added
to the special committee appointed
to consider the Lambeth conference
The committee on marginal read
ings asked to be discharged because
the convocation of Canterbury had
appointed no co-operative commit
The house then proceeded to the
consideration section by section of
the report of the constitutional re
vision committee, the action being
withheld from publication .till com
IX THE HOUSE OF DEPUTIES.
The Reverse the Bishop** on Some
The first business of the morning ses
sion of the deputies was the reception
of committee reports.
Rev. Dr. Huntington submitted a re-,
port of the committee on amendments
to the constitution. The committee sub
mitted as report No. 1 the following:
The committe to which was referred a
proposition to change the name "con
stitution" to "constitutions," begged
leave to report that heretofore there
has been objection to any alterations,
and there appears to be no reason suf
ficient to warrant the cnange. There is
no confusion in the present word; the
word constitution is- one thing, and not
many, and should be numbered in the
singular, and whatever objections may
exist against the word constitution
must be removed in some other way.
Resolved, That the committee be dis
charged from further consideration of
The committee was discharged.
In the house of deputies on the
fourth day of the same session, Mr.
Fairbanks had placed on the calen
dar the following: "Resolved, That
amendment of article 5 of the consti
tution be taken up for consideration."
On motion the proposed amendment
referred to was adopted, but this ac
tion of the house of deputies was not
communicated to the house of bishops.
The report of Dr. Hart, custodian
of the standard book of prayer, was
introduced and read by the secretary.
It was a complete and detailed ac
count of typographical revision and
re-printing of the prayer book. About
1,100,00 copies had been printed from
i the new plates of the various sizes. Dr.
Hart said that he believed the book
absolutely perfect typographically,
Beccham's pills are for bilious
ness, bilious headache, dyspep
sia, heartburn, torpid liver, diz
fciness, sick headache, bad taste
In the mouth, coated tongue,
loss of appetite, sallow skin.etc,
then caused by constipation
End constipation is the most
frequent cause of all of them.
Go by the book. Pills 1 io^ and
PSO a box. Book free at your
druggist's or write B. F. Allen Co.,
£65 Canal Street, New York.
Annual sale* more than C.00Q.000 boxes,
though he referred to one minor error
in editing. •;*:■* '■'. .-'."r'. : .v"*--.'"i 'X-
The following petitions > and memo
rials were then presented: ' ; *
Dr. Bates, of Ohio, a memorial to
the late Rev. Dr. Lewis Burke, of
Ohio, formerly a member of the house
of deputies.. . r*i .>'>-■
Dr. Graves, of Connecticut, -to the
late S. C. Judd, of the diocese of Chi
cago. - '" \' ~- :""•;
A deputy from Oregon, to the late
Matthew P. Dealy. of Oregon. <
Mr. Fairbanks, of Florida, presented
a memorial from the diocese of Flor
ida requesting that . some action be
taken regarding the table relating to
affinity in the prayer book, ..asking
that this be refeered to the committee
on canons. It was referred.
Dr. Parks, of Massachusetts, intro
duced a petition signed by several
clergy In which they respectfully pe
titioned that in the new hymnal place
be found for the patriotic hymn, "My
Country, 'Th* of Thee," or more fa
miliarly known as "America." The
petition went on' to state that one
stanza of this appears In combination
with another hymn In changed form,
but "we believe the insertion of the
hymn will add to the features of the
hymnal. It would gratify many
hearts and would be in the spirit of
our beloved church."
The matter was ordered placed on
the calendar. ....
Dr. Bennett, of Newark, Introduced a
resolution that the title mlshop coad
judor be substituted for assistant
bishop wherever It occurs In the con
Placed on calendar.
Dr. Stlness, of Rhode Island, intro
duced a resolution relating to title 1,
canon 19, section 1. It was referred to
the committee on canons.
Dr. Lewis Stockton, of Western New
York, asked that the vote be recon
sidered which was taken yesterday re
lating to the noonday prayer.
On a vote being taken his motion
that it be reconsidered was lost.
Dr. Morrison introduced a resolution
to amend title 3, canon 4, section 3, by
inserting after the words "general con
vention" the words "who shall serve,"
etc. This was referred to the commit
tee on canons.
Dr. Egar said that the committee on
constitutional amendment had report
ed back the amendment proposed the
other day relating to the word "con
stitution." He moved that this resolu
tion be placed on the calendar. It was
Mr. Henry, of lowa, moved the fol
lowing: Resolved, the house of bish
ops concurring, that title 1, canon 39,
section 12, be amended to read as fol
lows: "It shall be the duty of a bishop
whenever leaving his dioces or miss
ionary jurisdiction for three months to
appoint by writing under his hand or
seal a bishop coadjutor, or if there be
none, the standing committee of the
diocese or missionary jurisdiction to
act as bishop in his absence.".
The bishop or standing committee so
authorized shall be the ecclesiastical
authority until the bishop returns.
This was referred to the committee
Dr. Burton moved that some special
day should be set apart for taking up
a collection throughout the church for
the general clergy relief fund, "and we
respectfully suggest All Saints' day."
It was referred to the committee on
the state of the church.
Dr. Bliss, of ermont, moved that in
section 10, canon 6, title 1, the figure 7
be taken out and the figure 6 be put in.
This was referred to the committee
Dr. Baker, of New Jersey, moved that
the custodian of the standard book of
common prayer have authority to keep
the standard book and all other docu
ments referred to in his report, the
same to be kept In the fire-proof vault
of the Church Missions house, New
Mr. Forsythe extended an Invitation
from the bishop of Louisiana inviting
the convention to hold its next annual
gathering in the city of New Orleans,
expressing the opinion, that they would
certainly have a warmer welcome
there than In any other part of the
United States. This was referred . to
the proper committee. ".",;">',*
MESSAGES FROM BISHOPS.
Messages 8 and 9 were then received
from the house of bishops.
Message No. 8 was as follows: The
house of bishops inform . the house of
deputies of the following resolution:
Resolved, The house of deputies con.
currlng that the following amendment
be made to the constitution, and that
the proposed .amendment be made
known to the several dioceses in order,
it may be finally agreed to in and rati
fied in the next general convention, in
accordance with provisions of article
7 of the constitution, striking out, the
title and putting in the place thereof
"The constitution and canons of that
portion of the Catholic church known
in law as the Protestant Episcopal
Church of the United States of Amer.
lea," adding thereto "constitutions" as
a headline to what follows.
Message 9, in substance, is as fol
Resolved Tthe house of deputies con
curring, the following amendments be
agreed to: "In place of articles 1. 2
and 3, of the constitution, the following
sections be adopted: "All general sy
nods of this church shallc onslst of the
house of bishops' and the deputies.
Either house may reject the proposed
legislation of the other, but every act
must be adopted by both houses under
the signatures and certificate of the
presiding officers of each house.
Every bishop of this church, every
bishop coadjutor and every missionary
bishop shall have, a seat and vote In the
house of bishops, and bishops whose
resignation shall have been accepted
shall have seats therein. A majority
of all the bishops entitled to vote, ex
cept missionary bishops in territory
beyond the United States, shall be
necessary to constitute a quorum for
the transaction. of business.
Third— The senior bishop of the
church in order of consecration, hav
ing jurisdiction in the United States,
shall be presiding officer of the house
of bishops, and shall be called pri
mate. The primate shall hold office
for life, unless removed through dis
ability or canonical cause.
Fourth— The church in each diocese
which shall have been admitted to the
general synod shall be represented in
the house of deputies by three presby
ters and three laymen. The absence
of a. majority of the deputies shall not
invalidate the representation of such
diocese as long as there shall be pres
ent one or more deputies of every
order, but the vote of the majority of
deputies present shall suffice.
Fifth— ln either house any number
less than a quorum may adjourn from
day to day. No house during the ses
sion of the general synod* shall ad
journ without the consent of the other
for more than three days.
Sixth— One clerical and lay delegate
from each missionary jurisdiction
shall have a seat in the house of dep
uties without the right to vote.
Article The general synod shall
meet every third year.
NEW RULE ADOPTED.
Upon motion of Rev. Dr. Hoffman,
of New] York, it was voted to suspend
that rule of the order which would
refer to the constitution, or constitu
tional amendments, the messages just
received from the house of bishops,
and to imediately take action upon
the messages. The vote was then
taken by the clerical and lay orders
upon message No. 8: "To strike out the
title and insert, 'Constitutions and can
ons for the government of that por
tion of the Catholic church in the
United States, known in law as the
Protestan Episcopal church, and add
ing thereto the sub-title 'Constitu
tions.' " "
The vote resulted, clerical ayes, 47;
noes, 5; divided, 1; lay, ayes, 36; noes,
8; divided, 6. . - '.
The question ' being asked "as to
whether the second message of the
house of bishops should be acted upon
as a whole, or by sections, the chair
stated that he was willing to be cor
rected, but that his opinion was that
it should be discussed' section .by sec
tion, but that the vote, when taken,
should be upon concurring * upon | the
whole message. .: • X :■._. jjj*.**"
George F. Edmunds, of Vermont,
said that it would be in accordance
with the practice of the house to dis
cuss section -by section, and then the
vote could be taken upon the mes
sage, with amendments from the house
of deputies and upon the message as
received from the house "of bishops.
Mr. Burgwin supported the same pos
ition, and the house .then proceeded to
the consideration of the message upon
Rev. Dr. Alsop, of -■ Long- Island,
thought that as the house; of deputies
had already considered and acted upon
that section in committee of the whole
that action should be offered -as aii
amendment or substitute for the sec
tion as framed by the house of bishops.
It was then discovered that the com
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 9, 1895.
mlttee of the whole had not reported
that action to the house, and conse
quently, It would not be In order, to
offer It. •
As a substitute It was moved as an
amendment that the word"convention"
take the place of the word "synod,"
used In the bishop's message.
Mr. Stetson, of New. York, said that
it- had been his intention, - when this
section should come under discussion,
to move a substitute of' five in the
place of three, providing for a quin
quennial instead of a triennial conven
tion. He would be willing to vote on
the section If It could be understood
that that feature could be presented
later. ' - v~ -j,-
AN OBSCURE SUBJECT.
• Dr. Egar's motion, introduced yester
day in committee of the whole, having
been rendered before the house, It was
voted that the motion should receive
consideration with the amendment of
a blank in the place of the word
"three." Dr. Egar was then asked by
Rev. Dr. Fulton to explain what was
the matter of grave constitutional im
portance that he considered to be in
volved in the proposed change of the
wording of the section as revised.
Rev. Dr. Egar said: -"In the first
two lines of section 1 the Idea as to the!
general convention Is differently stat
ed, gives a different idea from what is
stated in the first two. lines of the
constitution, as it at present exists.
The constitution, as proposed, will
read: 'There shall be a general synod
of this church, consisting of the house
of bishops and the house of deputies.'
The first Intimation Is that the gen
eral convention consists of nothing but
the house of bishops and the house of
deputies. It says: 'There shall be a
general convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church," seeming to adjudi
cate In -advance."
, Dr. Egar cited the phraseology pre
ceding the offices of ordination, conse
cration and Institution in Lie book of
common prayer, and Dr. Hawkes and
Dr. Seabury. He said: "Of course, the
question has been argued on both sides
for a hundred years. My objection to
the two lines is that they approach the
question in that way that it seems
like a preadjudication. What I de
sire is to remove that prejudgment."
Mr. Biddle: "Dr. Ega.r's proposition
is to retain the words In the consti
tution that we already have. The mo
tion for alteration is from the other
side. As I understand him, he is afraid .
that new interpretations may grow
out of the new wording of Dr. Egar."
A vote was then taken, and the
amendment was lost.
"BISHOP COADJUTOR" GOES. -
Judge Bennett, of Massachusetts,
moved as a substitute for section 2 the
amendment that he offered when In the
committee of the whole.
Judge Prince, of New Mexico: "With
no desire of redlscussion, I move as an
amendment to the amendment that the
word "bishop coadjutor" in the section
as adopted by the house of bishops, be
stricken out, and insert the words "as
sistant bishop." .
Dr. Rhodes asked whether they had
the right to ask for a vote by dioceses
and orders upon every particular alter
ation in the constitution.
The chairman: "The chair is of the
opinion that on any question whatso
ever that comes before the house a
vote by dioceses and orders may be
asked. However, the house must judge
of the propriety of prolonging the bus
iness of the house by such call."
The amendment to the amendment
was then put, the vote being taken by
dioceses and orders, upon the demand
of the diocese of Virginia,
At the close of the roll call the vote
was announced, as follows: Affirma
tive, clerical vote, ayes 15, nays 33, di
vided 4; lay vote, ayes 22, nays 22, di
The amendment was declared lost.
The remainder of the day was con
sumed in discussion.
Doing;*, of the Methodist Society
The lecture room of the Wesley
church was filled yesterday morning at
the opening business meeting of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary Society
of the Methodist Church. The meet
ing was opened with devotional exer
cises, led by Mrs. Frank Doran, wife
of the pastor of Franklin Avenue
church. The delegates were then en
rolled and it was found that there
were present from Minnesota and the
Dakotas, which are included in this
branch, fifty-three, and this number
will be materially Increased before the
final report is made. The meeting was
formally opened by the president, Mrs.
M. H. Triggs, who made a short ad
dress. The reports of standing com
mittees followed and showed that Miss
Florence Sterling, of Red Wing, had
been sent out to Bombay as a mission
ary, and Miss Florence Griggs, of Min
neapolis, was ready to go. During the
past, year seven missionary boxes have
been sent to foreign fields. Mrs. Matt
Hughes, wife of the pastor at Wesley,
made an eloquent address of welcome,
and Mrs. Coxe, of Mankato, made the
response for the branch. The re
ports of the conference secretary were
all very encouraging, and were given
by Minnesota, Mrs. E. N. Wolever;
Minnesota Northern, Mrs. F. Dor
an; South Dakota, Mrs. R. J. Smart;
North Dakota, Mrs. M. B. V. Knox;
North German, Mrs. Maggie Zimmer
man. The membership in the Minne
sota conference was 1,500, and in the
Minnesota Northern, 737. Mrs. James
Suydam gave an interesting report for
the bureau of supplies.
Mrs. L. W. Irvine led the noontide
prayer for the cause of temperance.
Mrs. M. O. Nelson made a report of the
Quarterly Review. Miss Mabel Hart
ford, of Ku Cheng, China, who gave a
thrilling talk Monday night, was in
troduced to the meeting-, and then the
pastors were requested to come for
ward and be presented, and all re
sponded. A letter was read from
Miss Rouse, who was sent to China
two years ago, and from the editor of
the Heathen Woman's Friend, the of
ficial publication, of the society, in re
gard to a change of name. The meet
ing then adjourned for lunch, which
was served in the dining room to about
300 people. Mrs. Dickinson is the chair
man of the lunch committee, and today
the lunch was served by Franklin,
Simpson and Wesley churches. Mrs!
J. H. Templeman is chairman of the
entertainment committee, and Mrs. F.
Dunn of the reception committee.
In the afternoon, the following fra
ternal delegates were received and each
tendered the greeting of her society:
Presbyterian, Mrs. Mary S. La Due;
Congregational, Mrs. C. W. Wells;
Baptist, Mrs. F. W. Jewett; Christian!
Mrs. Carey Morgan; Episcopalian and
Lutheran. A response was made in be
half of the branch by Miss E. Taylor.
Mrs. Martha E.Day Abbott, of Mora
dobad, India, was introduced and spoke
of the work there. She gave interest
ing statistics of the growth of the
work, which is largely among the low
castes. She gave illustrations of cases
under hnr own supervision, showing
results of the labors of ten and twenty
years. Christian congregations there
now are made up of men and women,
where a few years ago no women were
seen. The Epworth league 1 san im
portant factor in the work there. She
said the leagues there compare very
favorably In enthusiasm, spirituality
and real Christian work with the
leagues in this . country. Prof. Louisa
H. Richardson, of Northfleld, followed
with an excellent paper on . young
woman's work. The memorial service
was led by Mrs. Avery, of Alexandria,
The evening was filled by an address
by Miss Ogborn, of China.
I Miss Hartford has a table of in
teresting curios and silver articles
from China, which are on exhibition
and also for sale. -.;:*.-
This morning the officers make their
reports, district and band work is
discussed and an open parliament is to
be conducted by Mrs. M. A. Bell. The
election of officers and delegates also
takes place. Addresses will be given
afternoon and evening by Mrs. Martha
Day Abbott, of India. Rev. Matt S.
Hughes, assisted y Rev. J. B. Hinge
ley, will administer the holy com
munion at the close of the afternoon
"Wheat Record Broken.
A total of 1,670 cars of wheat were re
ceived In Minneapolis Monday. Each
car contained an average of 660 bush
els, making the total ■ receipts some
thing over 10,000,000 bushels. This in
the largest single day's receipts known
in the, history of the city. :\.
MADE PRESIDENT OF AMERICAN
CHURCH SUXDAY SCHOOL IX- *
SECRETARY'S RQSY REPORT.
EPISCOPAL SUNDAY SCHOOLS OF
> THE COUNTRY IN FIXE
SHAPE. - ■■-;"
MAXY STROM. ADDRESSES.
Interestin-r Question llox Opened
in the Evening;— Closing Ses
sion in St. Paul.
.■>...'•■ . v ■ :."■—. -.: ...
Yesterday's sessions of the Amer
ican Church Sunday School Insti
tute at "St. Mark's church began at
10 o'clock with the celebration of
the holy communion, at which Rt.
Rev. Bishop Whitaker, of Pennsyl
ols, rector of St. Mark's church, of
ols, rector of Et. Mork's church, of
ficiated. The service was largely at
tended, and was of an ' impressive
nature. Following this service the
forenoon session of the institute be
gan by singing of Hymn 284 — ':
"O word of God incarnate,
O wisdom from on high." .
Following the singing a roll of
the diocese of the country was
called, and from this it was found -
that the following dioceses were
represented: New York, Southern
Ohio, West Virginia, Southern Vir
ginia, Western Michigan, Spokane,
Maine, Olympia, Fond dv Lac (Wis.),
Milwaukee, Kentucky, Delaware,
Chicago, Colorado, Springfield,
Western New York, lowa, Michigan,
Indiana, Minnesota, Central Penn
sylvania, Missouri, Montana, Ne
braska, California and Pennsyl
vania. : -
In the absence of the secretary,
Rev. Richard N. Thomas, of Phila
delphia, Rev. H. L. Duhring, treas
urer, of the same city, took (his
place and read Rev. Thomas' report
for the year. The report reviewed
briefly the work of ; the past year,
and was an expression of thankful
ness, for the assistance rendered the
Sunday school movement by the
bishops of the church. It also called
attention to the Sunday School Mag
azine as an aid to the Sunday school
work. The secretary pro tern, Rev.
Duhring, then read the officers for
the coming year. By virtue of this
meeting being held in the diocese
of Minnesota, Bishop Gilbert becomes
the president of the institute for the
next three years. The other officers
of the institute . are: .George C.
Thomas,. Philadelphia, chairman.
The committee are: Rt. Revs. O.
Whitaker, of Pennsylvania, and
Worthington, of Nebraska; Revs.R.
V. Alsop, Long Island; J. Graham,
Central Pennsylvania; W. H. Groff,
Central Pennsylvania;. A. O. Lloyd,
Southern Virginia; G. W. Shinn,
Massachusetts; J. D. Etone.Chieago';
R. R. Swope, West Virginia; .K. J.
Hammond, Delaware. Laity, P. H.
Litchfield, Minneapolis; E. Higgins,
Baltimore; G. W. Mahaffy, Pennsyl
vania; W. H. Roddis, Milwaukee;
John E. Bend, Pennsylvania; George
C. Thomas, Pennsylvania; S. D. C.
Van Bokelen, New York; George E.
Wetmore, New York; Thomas Potts,
Richmond, Va.; W. R. Butler, Penn
sylvania. Secretaries, Revs. H. L.
Duhring, secretary and treasurer;
V. G. C. Moran, Maryland; R. N.
Thomas, Pennsylvania; and C. E.
Reports from dioceses were then
called for , Rev. Dr. Quinn, of Ma
son City, 10., responded that the
interest in Sunday schools in lowa
was on the increase, and at the
meetings of the deaneries it had re
ceived special attention. Rev. C.
Edgar Haupt, of St. Paul, reported
briefly the work of the diocese of
Minnesota. The following resolu
tions were then offered by Rev.
Resolved, That a committee con
sisting of three deputies to the gen
eral convention be appointed to
present to the committee on educa
tion the subject of the wants of- the
The subject of the day was then
taken up and the first speaker was
Rev. Dr. Langford, of New York,
who has for a number of years been
foremost in the Sunday school work
of the church. The subject of the
day was "How Sunday Schools Help
Missions." Rev. Langford said,
"Where are the men as Sunday
school teachers. Out of 43,000 teach
ers only 4,000 are men. Do they not
realize their opportunity? I am
asked to discuss the question "How
Sunday Schools Help Missions." Let
us turn the question around, and
then we will see what it means. If
this were the spirit on Sunday school
work a million scholars would be a
fact in a very short time. This spir
it of missions is what is necessary
in Sunday school work. Christ's in
struction to the disciples was to
"feed My lambs." This was the
spirit of missions. If you are to
make your Sunday school a power
you must do mission work. Mission
work must be in the front; no other
way can you make a strong parish
or a strong church. Missions have
done the greatest work in the
spread of the Gospel. What can
Sunday schools do for missions?
They can supply the missionaries.
The future of your church depends
on : the conditions of your Sunday'
school today. Sunday schools - can
supply the sympathy and prayers
in your church work. Further,
through the Sunday school will come
the support and missionaries in the
future. Inspire your Sunday school
children in their work and interest
them in the Sunday school." The
address Was listened "to with a
marked degree of interest, after
which Bishop Whitaker announced
the 261 st hymn. '■•■■"
"Jesus Shall reign where 'er the sun
Does his successive journeys run," — -
Bishop Whitaker said: "The beautiful
custom of. kneeling In prayer at the
hour of noon, that hour when the
Savior of mankind offered up his life
for the sins of the world, Christians
observe as they kneel and', pray for
the fuller triumphs of His • sacrifice.
Let us kneel in prayer at this time, as
the noon hour Is striking from a neigh
boring-tower." • ••:'.".■•.'. .:*'
Bishop ' Nichols, of California, was
r-ext introduced, and -said: ■ y "• ';"' '■• :"' '. ' -
■ "It is not; saying too much to say
that the gentleman who has preceded
me has dome more for . the cause of i
missions -than any -other man in the
church. ". He is Well-known abroad, and j
they look to him as a leader in this
• liner;** If you were to ask the mission
aries^ what , led them to become mis
sionaries they would say. the Sunday,
schools. The Sunday schools furnish
the power In the mission ", work. \ We
should be careful what terms, we use
la. speaking of missions." The bishop
then spoke at length upon the mission
Wjftjfci.or.the church upon- the coast,
and; gave much : valuable suggestion
along, the line of Sunday, school work
iu-f,"** mission field. Secretary Duhring.
Ba '4i"r "Wo were all anxious regarding
th? health of Bishop Gilbert, whom we
understood was. quite ill. He ls, I am
glad to say, present this morning, and
as-, lie is to be president of the in
stitute next year, I beg leave to call
for, ihlm. Bit-hop Whitaker, who pre
sided, said: "I am rejoiced to greet
Bishop Glbert this morning, and I
have not called on him bo far because
I hadj feared he was not yet sufneent-
recovered, but I do so now, asking
hinvfor his encouragement at this time
if he. does not feel like making a long
er ispeech." Bishop Gilbert responded
by i a, five minutes' speech, which was
one. «>f the best of the day, in which he
told of the power and influence of the
Sunday school as he had seen It in his
experience. Following ..Bishop- Gilbert
came George C. Thomas, who is the
head of the Drexel-Morgan Interests of
Philadelphia. Mr. Thomas spoke of
what can be accomplished by the intel
ligent conduct of a Sunday school as
Illustrated by a school with which he
was familiar in . Philadelphia. *
j Bishop Penlck, wh has charge of the
colored work, then took the floor and
spoke for some minutes on the neces
sity of getting the Sunday schools In
. terested ln ' some particular mission
ary. -' .
The institute was then Invited to take
lunch in the parlors of the church, and
Hymn 186 wan announced: -
;-' "Ye servants of the Lord
Each on your office wait."
Bishop Whitaker then pronounced
Rev. Dr. Langford said that he re
gretted to interrupt the discussion at
this time by reverting to the topic of
the morning, "How do Sunday Schools
Help Missions," he only wished to say
"that St. Mark's church, in which we
meet is one of prominent ones in their
contributions to missions and it might
be of Interest to—know how this is done
and to hear from the rector, Rev.
Nichols. Rev. McCraeken. of Fair
mount, then took th? floor and proceed
ed to tell how he had made his Sunday
school a live and interesting one.
Bishop Whitaker then announced the
582 nd hymn. The topic afterwards in
troduced was the "Preparation of Dio
cesan Lessons," which was presented
by Rev. Dr. Swope, of Wheeling, W.
Va., who reviewed to some extent th?
method followed by the church In pre
paring the child for confirmation, and
then he proceeded to say. that the
Christian child should be instructed
In the externals of the life of the
church, Its Christian gear, is peculiar
ities, so called, its literature, its history,
for intelligent church men are the need
of the day. "In regard to. the subject
'upon which I am to -speak, these
systems of lessons may not be exactly
what you wish, but it is intended to
cover these points I have mentioned."
Dr. Swope being a member of the com
mittee having in charge the prepa
ration of the diocesan lesson scheme,
then explained the idea upon which
the committee has acted in working out
the lesson leaflet which they had pre
The next topic taken up was "Illus
trative Methods in Sunday School
> Work," and was opened by Silas Mc-
Bee, a lay delegate from South Caro- J
lina, who urged the necessity of im
pressing ,upon the child the dignity of
the worship of God as shown by the
great temples reared to his glory and
honor. This can be done by showing
ttum the splendid churches of the old
world. America is behind all other
countries of advanced civilization in
that the splendid buildings of this
country are not devoted to God's wor
ship as ]In ■ Europe. Mr. Mcßee's talk
was a most Interesting one. The next
topic taken up was that of "Diagrams,
Charts and Maps," by Rev. Herman L.
Duhring, of Philadelphia. He urged
making the Sunday school lessons at
tractive; this can be done by illustrat
ive work. For instance, here is (hold
ing up an odd looking brass vessel In
. ms hand), a fac simile of the ink stand
"which was used in Bible times. The
children will never forget this, and you
have won your child's attention and
you can leave an Indelible impression.
Look at the popularity of our great
daily papers and it Is owing in a large
degree to their beautiful Illustrations.
Illustrate your work, it is not trivial,
and your children will remember what
you say. You need not do expensive
illustrating. Its the idea you are after.
Rev. A. A. Butler, Faribault, was then
called for and Rev. C. Edgar Haupt ex
plained that owing to the failure of
some correspondence addressed '•" Mr.
Butler, to reach him while he was
away on his vacation, no time was
given him to prepare a paper on the
subject of "Blackboards," hence, the
time I which he would have occupied
would be at the disposal of the insti
tute. Rev. Bennett, of Jersey City,
took the" floor and gave his experience
in the use of the magic lantern. in his
Sunday school work. He illustrates
the. Bible scenes for his children and
by this way they come to be familiar
with church history and Bible history.
i These lanterns and slides, |f to start
with, can be had from time to time for
a very small amount.
Rev. Henry J. Gurr, of Warsaw, 111.,
next spoke on the advisability of or
ganizing an exchange for the exchange
of magic lantern slides which he said
were more or less expensive. Rev.
Jones, of Chicago, next spoke on the
necessity of making an effort to get the
adults Into the Sunday school which he
said was the great need of the day.
Rev. William McCraeken, of Fair
mount, Minn., took the floor and gave
some practical advice on the purchase
and use of magic lantern and slides,
which he had learned in an exper
ience of three or four years use of the
lantern. Rev. John W. Prosser, of
Minneapolis, now followed with some
experience which he had had in the use
black boards. The . Institute ad
journed to meet at 8 p. m.
t • ' •''" THE EVENING SESSION
'of the Sunday School Institute was
7 called to order at 8 o'clock last night,
' and; a short prayer . service was the
first exercise of the evening. Bishop
r Whitaker lead the devotions. The
* question box, which was laid . over
' from the afternoon session, was
\ opened and the questions answered
by George C. Thomas, of Philadelphia,
' Pa. The questions were live ones and
for the most part thoroughly practical,
* and were answered by Mr. Thomas in
' a practical way, which was full of
valuable suggestion which came from
' a practical experience of a number of
years as superintendent of the Sun
day' school of the Holy Apostles, Phil- .
' adeiphia. The questions which were
'• asked were numerous and either di
rectly or indirectly they covered near
ly the Whole subject of the teacher
. and the difficulties ! which confront
him in his work with the school. ■
' The Rt. Rev. N. S. Rulison, bishop
of Central Pennsylvania, was the first
* speaker of the ; evening and spoke on
' the. topic, "The Teacher in Prepara
tion." : ; . ..;.. ■. ,'- ■--—.
2 "No . man . ever acomplished any
*"thing in this life who j has "not made
£ preparation for that which ■he tries
"•"to -accomplish. Even this is true of
-the Bible, which was not > handed
"down all at once as many believe, but
sit was prepared little by little. For the
teacher the most absolute preparation
Jis essential for. the man who would
'teach either ;in the pulpit or the Sun
day school. It : Is not enough : that 'the :
teacher simply .hear the .scholar, say
the creed, Lord's Prayer and the Ten
> Commandments, .but there is vastly
" morn required of the •* teacher than
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this. The . teacher must be educated.
We are living in times when the par
ishioners is not infrequently as well, if
not better educated than the preach
er or the teacher. We need teachers
who know two books well and these
books are the Bible and the Book of
Common Prayer. The teacher must
know these, and know them well.
After a most bountiful lunch served
the institute and many of the delegates
to the convention by the) ladies of St.
Mark's church the institute was called
to order by Bishop Whitacre, who an
nounced Hymn 580, after which the bish
op led in a short prayer service before
he introduced Rt. • Rev. Courtland
Whitehead, bishop of Pittsburg, who
opened the discussion of the afternoon
by an address on "Graded Sunday
schools." "I feel that a bishop should
speak with hesitancy on this subject,
as the bishop is somewhat removed
from the active work of the Sunday
school. So what I may say will be
of an ideal Sunday school, and what I
will say is Intended more for the
church in America, for the graded
public school has received, so to speak,
the 'Imprimatur' of the American peo
ple. So I think the-* idea of graded
schools In Its Intent Is applicable to the
Sunday school. I start with this as
sertion. The baptismal service sug
gests this idea of graded schools, for
it teaches that the child shall be taught
to learn as he grows, the great truths
of the faith, then the Bible; as the
faith antedates the Bible. The early
Christians were taught to believe in
the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. This
is the essence of the faith. Then
other great truths follow Then also
follow the other grades in religion
till they are led to confirmation, then
to the communion and the active life
of an earnest Christian. This, it seems
to me, is the logical method of instruc
tion* and this we realize when we
begin to try to teach the child. I have
in my hand here a book which has
given me much help. It Is- "The Clergy
and the Catechism," by an archbishop
of Paris, which has been adapted to
the use of the Anglican church by
Spencer- Jones, and I close with an ex
tract from it. -.
In the discussion which followed.
Rev. Dr. Quinn, of Mason City, 10..
spoke briefly on the end and alms of
the teacher, which- are: To develop
and cultivate Christian character, and
this can some best by a careful study
of the Bible. Mrs. Whitesll, of St.
Mary's church, a lady who teaches a
Bible class of young women, inquired:
"By what means can Bibles be intro
duced in a Bible class so as to stay?"
She said the modern Bible class not
Infrequently exists more in name than
In reality, . for not Infrequently you
find the Bible* class without the Bible.
How is it to be overcome? Rev. Dr.
Raymond, of Indiana, replied that this
could be overcome in a measure by
having a uniform size of Bible intro
duced, a book costing a dollar, neatly
and attractively bound was : a good
book to have. Dr. Raymond then
spoke of the grades of Sunday, schools.
Archdeacon Brady, of Kansas, said:
"In my work I find that the graded
schools do the best work."
The teachers need not be masters
of literary style, but should be ac
curate in their facts, -particularly
regarding the Bible. In . this they
should not follow Renan, * who wrote
a "Life of Christ," so indifferently as
to facts acknowledged by the world,
that had he written in the same way
of Pontius Pilate, the man who cru
cified Christ, his literary reputation
would have -been ruined. Be prepared
before you try to do a thing, particu
larly^ that thing "is to teach. Be
lieve in your teaching; have faith in
the Sunday, school. No man ever suc
ceeded in a thing In which ho had no
faith. ..Have enthusiasm in your work.
; Its the man 'with enthusiasm in his
work that succeeds. Be patient in
your work, remember God has been !
patient with you. The child cannot }
learn it all in a day. Be inventive in ■'
your methods of reaching your schol- |
ars. Lastly have a personality in your !
work. Make the scholar feel this per- -
George C. Thomas was then intro- I
duced and spoke briefly on the su
perintendent in the school; the teach- I
er in the class. "The superintendent I
must be interested in his work; he !
must be informtd on the work and the j
needs of the school; he must be the !
friend of teacher and scholar alike; he
must be loyal to the church; he must '
know the church and he must believe ,
in . it. He must realize that every .
child in his school must be brought '
to confirmation. He must not be too i
arbitrary in his government. The *
teacher must be familiar with the j
scholars, surrounding family, circum- i
stances; must be devout in his work.
In conclusion, both superintendent and
teacher must be consecrated. This is \
the secret of success; without this all
effort will fail. "Oh that this beloved |
church of ours had that consecration '
to a greater degree than she has, j
which should enable the laity to ■
stand shoulder to shoulder with the
clergy in proclaiming the truth."
The Rev. Dr. Stone, of Chicago, 111.,
made the closing address on "Doctrine'
and History in the Sunday School."
Dr. Stone thought that while the
teacher should not labor at doctrinal
teaching, but should ever have in
mind the great fundamental of the
faith of the church, and in his in
struction should bring the child as the
latter Js able for it a definite idea of
the church's doctrine.
THE CLOSING SESSIOIS
of the Institute will be held in Christ
church, St. Paul, this evening, when
the programme will be as follows:
8 p. m., "Wanted! Men for the Work," !
George C. Thomas, of Philadelphia; !
Rev. James S. Stone, D. D., of Chi
cago; Rt. Rev. T. U. Dudley, D. D., !
bishop of Kentucky. Closing address \
by Rt. Rev. M. N. Gilbert, D. D., as
sistant-bishop of Minnesota.
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They Want to Hold a Limited Vot- i
A meeting of the clerical and lay del
egates of the missionary jurisdiction
was held in Gesthemane house on Tues
day afternoon at 2:30 to consider the
expediency of moving an amendment
to the sixth clause of the amended I
constitution, whereby the missionary i
jurisdictions are excludde altogether j
from voting power in convention. Rev. |
B. F: Brown, of Southern Florida, was I
called to the chair, and suggested that
the clause should be altered so as to
read "with" instead of "without" the
right to vote. - ' : >-- >•
Venerable Archdeacon Tudor, of
Oklahoma, suggested that so wide an
amendment would, in effect, give equal
voting power to a missionary jurisdic
tion with that possessed by a diocese,
Whenever j a vote by dioceses and or
ders was called for. ' He counceled
that a more moderate request be made
of the convention, limiting the voting
power of the jurisdictions to those
questions on which vote ' was , taken
by numerical count of the deputies
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Clarence Anderson, who attempted
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self late Sunday night at their apart
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city hospital, his condition being about
the same yesterday as on Monday.
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constitution is not of the best, and the
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selves to any particular tariff meas
ure, which may fairly be taken to
mean that he doesn't want to see the
Republican wagon hitched too closely
to McKinleyism. We take it that the
sage of Groton is not for McKinley.
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