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TIIH , OREGON DAILY JOU RXAL, PORTLAND, OREGON.
i SUFFRAGANS ARE
The House of Bishops of the EptBco
i' pal church refused Thursday afternoon
to suffer the suffragans to have suf
j frage. In other words, the measure to
allow the franchise to sufragan bishops
u-iia voted down. The Question cannot
; be raised again for ' three years. Th
vote was close, however, as three mor
votes would have carried the measure.
Fifty-nine bishops voted in favor of
the proposed change: The chair re
fused to - accede to the demand from
the. floor that the negative vote be
given out, stating that the measure
had lost because it failed to receive
the" required 62 votes to carry mo
tion. . The fight on this measure was the
most bitter which has been staged in
any open session of this General Con
ference. At the outset. Judging by the
acclaim with which speakers in favor
of the move were received, it lookedn
as though suffragan bishops were
about to be given equal rights in the
house to. that of diocesan bishops.
FORMER TOTE C03IBABT
The question was brought up as a
special order of business in order to
decide the question early in the con
vention, and thus let the suffragans
know their position. Thursday's vote
was the reverse of that three years
ago, at the General Convention in
Detroit. Two successive conventions
must act favorably on a constitutional
change before It becomes law.
The RL Rev. Benjamin Brewster.
D. D.. bishop of Maine, speaking in fa
vor of the motion, said : "It is unfair
to elect bishops without franchise.
"The Episcopate is one," he said in
t- The move was also favored by the
lKt- Rev. Charles P. Anderson. D. D ..
bishop of Chicago. 'There should be
no discrimination in the House of
Bishops." he said. "It is both good
sense and good catholic principle to
establish equality' among bishops as
MANX FAVOR PROPOSAL
The move was also favored in ad
dresses by the Rt. Rev. William P.
Remington. D. D.. suffragan bishop
of South Dakota ; the Rt. Rev. Thomas
J. Garland. D. D., suffragan bishop
of Pennsylvania; the Rt. Rev. William
A. Guerry. D. P.. bishop of South
Carolina, and the Rt. Rev. James R.
Winchester. D. D., bishop of Arkan
sas. Leader of the opposition was the
Rt. Rev. Reginald E. Wilier. D. D..
bishop of Fond du Lac. "This ques
tion U? not a personal, but a constitu
tional on-." he declared. "The suf
fragan hi.-.ioi.s knew perfectly -well
that the vot was denied them when
they aeoepted the"ir election. Histori
cally, the basis of representation has
always been jurisdiction. There is
only one diocesan in the diocese."
Among thoee who supported Bishop
Weller were the Rt. Rev. William P.
Manning. D. D., bishop of New York ;
the Rt. Rev. Irving P. Johnson, D. D.,
bishop of Colorado, and the Rt. Rev.
Anson R. Graves. D. D-, retired bishop
of the Platte diocese.
The Rt. Rev. H. A. Hall. D. D.,
bishop of Vermont, called the attention
of the houre to the fact that by gome.
oversight they failed to elect at their
last meeting three judges for the trial
of a bishop and three for the review
of the trial.
TRIAL BODT IMPERFECT
This left the -church: with but mix
canonlcally elected judges during the
past three years, jfcwould have been
practically Impos&ble. he pointed out.
for a trial to have been held during.
mat time under existing conditions,
should some blsh'op have committed
an overt act. On motion a committee
of five was appointed to nominate
bishops for the vacancies.
t The outstanding .feature of the morn
ing session was the presentation of
-the resignations of the Rt. Rev. Robert
L. Paddock, D. D.. bishop of the mis
sionary jurisdiction of Eastern Ore
gon, and the Rt. Rev. James D. Mor
rison, P. D., bishop of Duhith. Bishop
Morrison's resignation, which was
handed in in 1920. was accepted, be
cause the house understood he was
resigning on account of his old age.
The resignation of Bishop Paddock
was referred to a committee of three
composed of the Rt. Rev. A. S. Lloyd.
D. P., sufragan bishop of New York ;
the Rt. Rev. Herman Page, D. D.,
bishop of Spokane : and the Rt. Rev.
Frederic William Keator, D. D., bishop
PADDOCK CASE REFERRED
The resignation of Bishop Paddock
was not unexpected, as he announced
from New York city several days ago,
that he had handed in his resignation.
Bishop Paddock is said to be suffer
ing from a nervous breakdown, which
followed a trip to New York last Febr
uary, when he went East to make a
report to high' church of flcialsL His
collapse has been' attributed to many
causes, but prominent among x them
are ; overwork and a broken ..' heart.
Bishop Paddock is known as a very
Independent and democratic churchman.
Ha baa been criticised for, not accept
ing aid from the church mission funds,
which all missionary bishops are sap
posed to receive, and also for conduct
ing service on tha plains of Eastern
Oregon without donning the vestments
of his office. Owing to the criticism
which has been directed at the bishop,
many churchmen were of . tha opinion
that the resignation might not be ac
cepted. Another event of the morning session
was the report of the venerated presid
ing bishop, the Most Rev. Daniel Syl
vester Tttftle, D. D.. bishop of Missouri.
OFFICIAL ACTS REPORTED
Beginning with October 10, 1919 his
eport included all nis official acts
wn to the present date. After re-
tmg the -consecrations for which
he TSad taken order and the anoolnt-
ments he had made of acting bishops
of vacant sees, he presented petitions
and memorials which had come to him
as presiding bishop. Outstanding fea
tures of his report included the fact
that he had again become acting bishop
of Utah upon the resignation of Bishop
Paul Jones. Utah was the headquar
ter for his work as missionary bishop
55 years ago.
The other important feature of his
work concerned the late bishop of Del
aware, the Rt. Rev. Frederick Jo
seph Kinsman, D. D., who resigned in
1919 to enter the communion of the
Roman church. The bishop reported
that he had suspended him from office
until an investigation could be made,
and that he had warned him that if
in less than six months he had not
made proper declarations he would be
liable to be deposed rrom the ministry.
The deposition took place at a special
meeting of the house of bishops in St.
Louis, Mo., on October 29. 1919.
One of the resolutions introduced by
Bishop Tuttle was from the diocesan
convention of Arkansas, calling upon
the General Convention to take action
in the matter of the Rt Rev. M.
Brown, formerly bishdp of Arkansas.
Tha resolution -was referred to a spe
cial committee of five, v ' ,
ilEETJKO PLACE REPORT . - t
"' Bishop Tattle also made the report
aa chairman of the committee from the
last meeting of the OvneraJ Convention
which was appointed to report on the
question of a permanent city in which
to bold the - General Conventions in
stead of having tiiem meet in different
cities. He reported that the committee
considered it unwise to have the con
vention meet at the same city aa It
would preclude the spiritual and social I
benefits of meeting from place to
place. The committee suggested that
tnthe event of. the National Cathedral
at Washington. U. C. providing ade
quate facilities it might at some future
time be advisable to meet there regu
larly. Resolution was adopted.
Condolences were ordered to be sent
to the Rt. Rev. Theodore N. Morrison.
D. D.. bishop of Iowa, on the death of
his son, the Rev. C. S. Morris ton of
Seattle who recently took poison by
mistake. It was thought that the
bishop of Iowa was absent from the
convention partly because of this be
reavement. WOULD CHA5CE 3TAME
A resolution introduced by the Rt
Rev. Charles P. Anderson, D. D., bishop
of Chicago, changing the word "rector"
to "pastor" in the office of institution,
ts expected to bring up considerable
discussion when it is reported back by
thecommittee on prayer book fevision
to which It was referred.
Bishop Charles D. Williams of Michi
gan introduced a resolution commend
ing the work of the Red Cross and In
dorsing the annual roll call which is
to take place on Armistice Day and the
The National Student Council peti
tioned the prayer book committee to
Introduce into the prayer book a prayer
A special committee of five was ap
pointed to consider the request of the
National Christian Council of China to
have the Rt Rev. Logan H. Roots re
leased from his duties as missionary
bishop to give his time for a few years
to work of the council.
Archbishop Is Author of Note
at st it'- - . t ''. at . - at ' - t.- at at
Brings Near Eastern Message
After a tedious journey
by, sea andica all interest him. He corresponds
land from the shores of the Mediter
ranean to the Pacific coastj His Grace
Gerassimos - Messarra. archbishop of
Beirut has arrived In "Portland to be
a ! guest of the General Convention of
the Episcopal church-. The I archbishop
is the last of the distinguished prelates
who have come from the Nar East to
express by their presence here, their
good will and desire fop unity in
Christendom. t I
The archbishop 'represents His Be
atitude .Gregory IV. Greek orthodox
patriarch of the ancient city of Anti
och and the whole Orient and his holy
synod. He is accompanied ,;by his sec
retary, the Archbishop Anthony Ba
chir. who will be a delegate to the
world conference on Faitht and Order
in 1925 at Washington, D C.
With his secretary he was a guest
at dinner at the home of M. and Mrs.
George E. Atlyeh at No. 4M Holladay
avenue Wednesday evening where he
vistied the family and expressed his
admiration for the twin . sons, 11
months of age, of Mr. and, Mrs. Atl
yeh. at whose christening he will of
ficiate with two other prelates Sunday
The archbishop wears the flowing
robes of his offlo, with ?he jeweled
cross and medallion pendant on heavy
gold chains about his neckj His eyes
twinkle with humor as he makes some
observation of American customs or
adds a trifle of wise wit to tj e con
versation which he hears through the
voice of an interpreter.
His 65 years or studious life 'Lave
not dulled his interest in the common
place. He is constantly inquiring irto
the whys and wherefores; of things
which come under his observation
Literature, music, modern amusements,
customs of dress and speech in Amer-
for several periodicals in his home
land. The archbishop ts one of the most
enidite men of the Near East1 and
is the author of many books on sub
Jects of philosophy and theology. -Sey4
eral of his works on affairs of the
church were written during the three
years of exile -which he spent' during
the war period when the Turks ban
ished him because of his pro-ally in
clinations. His Grace is known in
Syria as the best friend of the Ameri
can university of Beirut and because
of his love for the country which he is
now visiting he sent his secretary to
the American university to study Eng
lish that through him he might better
understand the great problems which
confront the more youthful country
across the sea.
It is through the young archdeacon,
himself the editor of a woman's mag
azine in Syria, that the archbishop is
able to convey his message to Amer
ica, as be speaks no English but has
at his-tongue's end. in addition to his
native language which is Arabic. Latin,
French, Turkish and Greek.
The archblsop was born in Latekie,
Syria, where after finishing the pre
paratory schools of his native city he
was sent to the ancient city of Damas
cus for a few years and thence to Con
stantinople. For eight years he studied
at the University of Khalky in the
Islands of Marmora, giving especial
attention to the languages, philosophy
and ' theology. After receiving his de
ftree at the university he returned to
Syria and became a priest of the
Ancient Antiochian Patriarchate, dur
ing which he wrote several volumes
on philosophy and was one of the edi
tors of the Syrian newspaper Al-
HadiaL He -was later ordained as
archimandrite and sent to Alexandria,
Egypt, as president of the Syrian or
- It was while in -Alexandria that
three . remarkable volumes on "The
History of the Schism. which is his
master work, were written, and he is
considered aa authority all over the
East on matters pertaining to the vital
question of the departure of the Greek
orthodox from . the Latin church. In
102 he was consecrated as archbishop
of Syria, which 'position he now main
tains. During the period or his arch
bishopric he has built the greatest
hospital in Beirut and sponsors a simi
lar one in i Suk-Lelgarb.' Mount Leb
anon, where he also built - a large
chare h. and In 1912 laid the foundation
for a college in Beirut. . the - comple
tion of which was interrupted because
of the-war and which is still unfin
ished. -It is only through united effort In
Christian faith," said the archbishop
through his Interpreter, "that we shall
be able to combat the evils of jnodern
civilization, for we cannot expect to
accomplish much when we are divided
in the fight for-rhe common good."
The bishop expressed his gratitude
toward the American people in the
Near East relief work and for their
service in behalf of. his Syrian coun
trymen during the war.
Fat Job for Former
La Grande Minister,
Cousin of Harding
Washington,, Sept. 8. (WASHING
TON BUREAU OF THE JOURNAL)
Robert H. Coker, formerly a minister
at La Grande, Or., who has for
some time served as examiner of the
federal farm loan board, has been ap
pointed survervislng appraiser at a
salary of $5000. Four supervising ap
praisers were authorised by recent
legislation of congress. Coker prob
ably will have supervision over the
Atlantic seaboard district. He Is a
cousin of President Harding.
SUM OF ,000
Women of the Protestant Episcopal
church In America gave $669,126 to pro
mote the mission work of their de
nomination at the 13th triennial united
thank offering service held . Thursday
morning at Trinity Episcopal church.
The amount of the offering1 was an
nounced Thursday night at The Audi
torium before a crowd of 5000 persons,
who filled every seat in the building:
The woman's auxiliary had hoped to
raise $1,000,000 this year. Gifts which
will still come in and interest derived
from the above-sum win raise the total
several thousand dollars.
The woman's auxiliary of the diocese
of Oregon, of which Mrs. Wilson John
ston of Portland is president, gave
$3165. The six largest contributions
were as follows : Pennsylvania, $70,505 ;
New York. $55,237 ; Massachusetts,
$40,899; Newark. $17,000; Chicago.
$30,000 i California. $7170.
MEXICAN GOLD GIYEX
About $50 on the plate was in Mexi
can gold.'i $35 was in American gold
and about $225 was given by the dio
cese of Tokio in Japanese paper .money.
Several hundred dollars was. also re
ceived from the girls' school at Bag
nio, Philippine islands. The offering
from i Oklahoma was presented in a
beautiful beaded bag.
The outstanding features of the meet
ing, however, were the offers of Miss
Margery Hlbbard- and Miss Florence
Keefe to give the remainder of their
Uvea to the service of the church. Miss
Hibbard will enter St Faiths echobl
this fall for training as a kindergarten
worker and Miss Keefe will enter the
Philadelphia Deaconess training school
for. training as ' nurse? 3oth youns
women are from the diocese, of Western,
New York. This diocese has two other
young women who read a imilar sac
rifice a short time ago. .Onela train
ing for a nurse and. the other to be
come a teacher.. - . ? - '
PEXSIOX FITID BESETITS;
Ten per cent Tot .the fund, collected
Thursday -will . be et ? aside for ' the
foundation of a pension fund for wom
en of the church. '" "'
At Thursday night's meetin the ,
Right Rev. Arthur Selden Lloyd, suf
fragan bishop. of New, York, presided.
The speakers were the Most Rev. Dan
iel Sylvester Tuttle,. DV li. presiding
bishop; the Right Rcv.iWalter Taylor
Sumner, IX IX, bishop of Oregon ; the
Right Rev. Henry J. MikeU D. D.,
bishop of Atlanta; the Right Rev. Ar
thur W. Moulton. p. D., -bishop of
Utah ; Dr. "John W. - Wood, executive
secretary of the department, of rots
slons. and Lewis B. Franklin, treas
urer of the presiding bishop and coun
cil. The latter announced the amount
of the offering at the conclusion of the
The women started . this custom In
1889. The offering that year and at
each subsequent triennial convention
follow: 1889. $3188.(4 i 1892. $:0.$33.U:
1895. $76,551.51? 1898, $82,TU.8Tj -1901.
$107,627.83 ; '1904. $150,000 ; 1901, $234.
151.55; 1910. $243,360.95; ' J91J, $306,
496.66 ; 1916, $S6$.619.7; 1919, 48.
060.41: 1922. $699,126. V ' s ' ' '
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