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^^'arish Ir'fistory a.ocl Year Book 

of the Chtirch of the Epiphany 

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We wish to remind the Clergy and Laity of the 
Church that we carry a line of Ecclesiastical goods 
absolutely of the highest order, and are prepared to 
fill orders for memorials of every sort in Brass, 
Bronze, Silver, Marble, Stone or Wood, in a manner 
worthy of the Church, and fit to hand down to 


Jackson Boulevard and State St. 


To the Members of the Chit re h of tlie Epiphany 

My Dear Friends: This book has been published for two 
reasons : first, to give you in a permanent form many interesting 
facts and valuable parochial statistics ; secondly, to give the 
Woman's Guild a chance to increase their fund for carpeting the 
Church by the sale of the book. 

The advertising makes it possible for the Guild to credit to 
its fund the entire proceeds of the sale, 

I wish, therefore, to call your attention to the advertise- 
ments, and to assure you that the advertisers are all good friends 
of the Epiphany, and to express a hope that as their patronage 
has enabled us to publish the book, you will take care to see that 
the advantage is mutual, and give them cause to feel that their 
money has been well invested. 

Very truly yours, 

Chicago, March i, 1898. 




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Parish History and Year Book 
of the Church of the Epiphany 

Ashland Boulevard and Adams Street 


THE REV. GEORGE B. PRATT, Assistant Minister. 


Payne & Payne, Printers 

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Brief Historical Sketch of the Church of the 
Epiphany t^ Chicago<<^^%^ 

HE idea of establishing a new church south of Madi- 
son street, somewhere in the vicinity of Jefferson Park, 
then just laid out, originated with Mr. D. W. Page and 
the Hon. George Gardner, in the spring of 1868. After 
some consultation a preliminary meeting was held 
at the residence of Judge Gardner, on Saturday even- 
ing, March 21, 1868. 

It was determined at this meeting to ask permission to organize 
a parish to be known as the Church of the Epiphany, Chicago, 
and a notice of the intention thus to associate, to be presented to 
the Bishop, was made in writing, of which the following is a copy : 

To the Rt. Rev. Henry J. Whitehousc, Bishop of the Diocese of Illinois — 

We whose names are hereunto affixed, deeply sensible of the 
truth of the Christian Religion, and earnestly desirous of promoting 
its holy influences in our own hearts, and in those of our families 
and neighbors, do hereby associate ourselves under the name of the 
Church of the Epiphany in communion with the Protestant Episco- 
pal Church in the United States of America, and the Diocese of 
Illinois, the authority of whose Constitution and Canons we do here- 
by recognize and to whose liturgy and mode of worship and discip- 
line we promise conformity. 

Dan'l W. Page, Edward A. Mize, 

George Gardner, Lewis W. Prentiss, 

Richard W. Rathborn, John F. Williams, 

Edgar S. Boynton, Wm. E. Grififith, 

Oliver L. Spaulding, Orville Page, 

David G. Rush, Charles R. Porter, 

Henry T. Chace, Peter H. S. Vandervoort, 

Cyrus B. Cobb, Peter S. Meserole, 

Chas. W. Cowper, Chas. Hopkinson, 

Thomas L. Parker, W. P. Morton. 

This request was laid before the Bishop and his official written 
consent thereto obtained of which the following is a copy : 

Whereas a request has been duly made by an instrument signed 
by twenty responsible members of the Church, the majority of 
whom are communicants, for my official consent to the organization 


of a parish in the neighborhood of Jefferson Park, in the West 
Division of the City of Chicago, under the name of the Church of 
the Epiphany, in communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the United States of America, and under the Constitution and 
Canons of the Diocese of Illinois, and subject to my jurisdiction as 
Bishop of the same and of my successors in office. 

And whereas the parishes most contiguous affected interpose 
no objection to the same, but on the contrary the Rector of St. 
John's Church has given thereto his full consent in writing, I do 
hereby give my official consent as required by the Canons, and 
sanction the further proceedings necessary for the legal and eccle- 
siastical organization of the said "Church of the Epiphany " and 
its admission into union with the Convention of the Diocese of 

Given under mv hand this twenty-eighth day of March, A. D., 
1 868. 


The first service was held on Sunday morning, April 5th, at the 
residence of Mr. D. W. Page, 361 Washington street. At this 
service the Rev. H. W. Bishop, D. D., the rector of St. John's 
Church, officiated. On Easter Day, 1S68, ser- 
vices were held in the afternoon in the Chapel 
of the Jefferson Park Presbyterian Church, the 
Rev. Charles P. Dorset officiating. On Easter 
Monday, in the same Chapel, the first Parish 
meeting was held. Dr. Bishop in the chair, and 
the following gentlemen were elected vestry- 
men : D. W. Page, Senior Warden ; Geo. Gard- 
ner, Junior Warden ; Cyrus B. Cobb, Richard 
W. Rathbone, Charles E. Chace, Edgar S. Boyn- 
ton, Peter S. Meserole, Charles Hopkinson and 
David G. Rush, Vestrymen. 

On July 3, 1868, the property on Throop 

' ' street, facing Jefferson Park, was purchased at 

DR. BISHOP. ^ ^^^^ ^^ S7,250. Plans were procured and a 

building committee, consisting of D. W. Page, C. B. Cobb and C. E. 

Chace, was appointed, and on the second Sunday in Advent, 1868, 

the old church was occupied for the first time. 

The cost of this church and the indebtedness was as follows : 
The lot (50x150) S 7 250 00 

The building 9 597 89 

Furniture, including organ 2 295 99 

Total cost . $19 143 88 

Money raised and paid, . $ 6 221 15 

Indebtedness . . . . $12 922 73 

DANIEL W. PAGE, First Senior Warde 

First Junior; Second Senior Warden. 


As it was supposed that the lot had increased in value during 
the boom it was estimated at a value of SiO.OOO and the equity of 
the Parish in the property was reported at the first annual meeting 
by the wardens at about 89,021.42. 

The building was, as the old parishioners will remember, a very 
comfortable one, seatmg easily four hundred people, and for a 
building of its size very dignified and churchly in character. Among 
the special features were the four windows in the chancel repre- 
senting the four evangelists, who stood on low pedestals, one of 
them "in apparent danger of falling off. Then there was an old 
fashioned wine-glass pulpit — the last, possibly the first in the Dio- 
cese — which cost the ladies $300 and which was their special pride, 
but which required a weekly gymnastic feat on the part of the 
preacher, who to get into it had to go around and climb a flight of 
narrow stairs, and who, when he was in it, felt as though he had 
been boxed up, the octagonal sides extending all around and com- 
ing up nearly to his breast. The old church had a fine roof, too, 
but in a Northeaster it creaked like a ship at sea until nervous peo- 
ple could stand it no longer and frequently stole out of church. 

But the building became very dear to a large number of people 
and that peculiar devotion to the parish and to each other which 
has characterized the old members of the Epiphany was stamped 
upon those who worshiped within its walls and became a parish tradi- 
tion. How many scenes the pictures of the old church will recall 
to those who remain among the living ; the weddings and the 
funerals ; the festivals and the special services ; the baptisms, the 
confirmations, the fears and hopes and penitence ; the sermons, 
the social greetings, the kindly interest, the anxieties and struggles 
— the record of how men learned to love Heaven's Kingdom 
and the Kingdom's brotherhood— are not these things written 
in the books of memory and loving thoughts, and in the Book of 
Life — the memory of the Lord — are there not written, too, the 
faithfulness and sacrifices, the prayers and yearnings, the repentance 
and the resolves, the good works of hundreds who once worshiped 
in that hnmble but dear old church, about which cluster still associ- 
ations which will not, and for some can never gather about any 
other building on the wide earth. 

Parochially we have come to man's estate, but a romance and a 
glory hangs over childhood, and though we would not go back, 
there is a something which has vanished with our youth. 

But to go back : It was on the second Sunday in Advent, 
1868, that the first service was held in the old church, Bishop 
Whitehouse preaching the sermon. The day was cold, the church 
windows were not in, but a good congregation listened with hope 
and enthusiasm to the Bishop's encouraging words. Of that con- 
gregation but four persons are now (1897) connected with the 
parish— Mr. and Mrs. John Stearns, Mrs. Jacob Magill and Mrs. 


Bogle — so many are the changes of twenty-nine years of parochial 

The parish was now fairly on its feet, and under its first rector, 
the Rev. R. F. Sweet, two years of faithful and successful work and 
worship passed swiftly away. The neighborhood was not then what 
it has since become. The population was not so great and much 
more scattered. Almost all the congregation lived east of Throop 
street, and the growth was slower than the sanguine expectations of 
the people demanded. The strain upon the rector was very great 
until, preferring less trying work, he resigned in November, 1870. 

After callmg several distinguished clergymen, among them the 
Rev. John Philip Du Moulin, D. C. L., now Bishop of the Diocese 
of Niagara, Canada, the Rev. Charles M. Fox, D. D. was elected to 
the vacant rectorship, and entered on his duties in April, 1871. The 
promising rectorship of Dr. Fox came to a close in September, 
and the Parish mourned the sudden death of the only rector who 
has died while in discharge of his duties. 

Then came the Chicago fire. That appalling calamity seemed 
to make an end of all immediate Church growth, but the effect of 
the fire was stimulating, as many North and South-side people 
moved to the West Side until their homes were rebuilt Temporar- 
ily the Epiphany was crowded. Every seat was rented and people 
were turned away for lack of room. The new rector, the Rev. 
Chas. H. Stocking, D. D., who had assumed charge in 1872, saw the 
Parish more than double its list of communicants and largely in- 
crease its offerings. Chicago in those days was feeling the effects 
of new capital poured into her business enterprises, and the Church 
of the Epiphany, like all Chicago institutions, had the prevailing 
fever of enthusiasm and extravagance. As much money was paid on 
account of salaries as is paid today and everything was run on a 
most liberal and lavish scale. A committee was appointed to report 
on the advisability of building a new and permanent church. But 
it was not to be. The North Side people began to return to their 
new homes now fast rising about St. James'. The results of the 
panic of 1873 began to be felt, and just as matters reached a climax 
Dr. Stocking received a most flattering call to Grace Church, 
Detroit, which he accepted. His successor, the Rev. B. A. Rogers. 
D. D., entered upon his duties in September, 1S75. Acceptable to 
everyone, faithful in the discharge of every duty; of unquestionable 
ability. Dr. Rogers might have done great things for the Epiphany 
could he have stood the rigors of our northern winters, but in the 
midst of his work he was obliged to go south, and only returned in 
the spring to offer his resignation and to seek a more equable 

Things were now in a bad way. The parish owed some Si 3.000 
on which ten per cent, per annum had to be paid, and owing to 
change in the rectorship and the absence of Dr. Rogers, there had 


been a great falling away in numbers and enthusiasm. Judge Gard- 
ner was advancing out of his own pocket the amount of the interest 
due every six months and the income did not meet other expenses. 
But one thing was to be done if the Church was to be saved — the 
expenses must be cut down. The paid quartet was discharged. An 
organist at S300 per annum was .secured and the young people 
formed a chorus choir. A high priced clergyman was not to be 
thought of. A young man, the present rector, the Rev. Theodore 
N. Morrison, was called on a salary much less than the church had 
been paying, and with expenses reduced one-half, the parish 
weathered the storm. Dr. Morrison took charge of the parish on 
the first Sunday in Advent, 1876. It was a day of uncertainty, 
though, being a young man, he did not realize that there were any 
difficulties in the way of parochial success. Everybody was feel- 
ing dreadfully poor. The first Easter offering was S430. The next 
two years were a little better, although the average attendance at 
morning service was only 185, and about 60 in the evening. On Ash 
Wednesday, 1880, after the early service a gentleman waited and 
asked Dr. Morrison to call and see him. He said he owed the 
Lord several hundred dollars and proposed to divide it between 
St. Luke's Hospital and the Epiphany. It happened this year — 
the only time in our parochial history — that the treasurer was report- 
ing all bills paid and a balance of cash on hand amounting to some 
S500. We had a Vestry meeting at Mr. Walker's and the Ves- 
try raised S450 more. The total offering on Easter Day was, 
including all gifts, $2, 502. 75. This was the beginning, and 
1882 the unpaid balance of the old debt, with the exception 
of about $700 which was carried by Judge Gardner, was liqui- 
dated. In 1883 this balance was paid, and for about two days the 
parish was out of debt, then in fulfillment of a contract already made, 
the property at the corner of Ashland boulevard and Adams street, 
on which the present church stands, was purchased at a cost of 
520,000, and there was paid on this amount 87,000. The year fol- 
lowing $2,000 was paid, and in 1895 the present church edifice was 

The building committee was M. D. Talcott, I. H. Holden and 
J. A. Grier, who gave constant attention to the work and pushed it 
with such unremitting energy that the building was finished and oc- 
cupied within eight months from the time ground was broken for 
the foundation. 

The architect was Mr. Francis Whitehouse, who took a personal 
interest in giving us a churchly and unique building, and who after 
the work was finished placed a memorial tablet to his father in the 
Reredos. The work, though rapidly done, was well done, and 
there has been no appreciable settling. The building has proved 
almost an ideal parish church. The effect sought was not to build 
a miniature cathedral, but a warm, cheerful, devotional parish church, 


large enough to shelter a good congregation, at once at a place 
of reverent worship and a l)ome for God's children, drawing them 
to each other in fellowship, while making prominent the fact that 
God's altar of sacrificial remembrance was in our midst, and the 
Lord's table spread with the Bread which, if a man eat, he shall live 

On Sunday. December, 1S85, the church was opened. The first 
service was the celebration of the Holy Communion, at 8 a. m., the 
rector, Dr. Morrison, being celebrant. At 10:30 full morning prayer 
was said and the Holy Communion celebrated by the Rt. Rev. 
Wm. E. McLaren, S. T. D. In the evening the Rev. Clinton Locke. 
D. D., rector of Grace Church, Chicago, preached the sermon. 

The week following the pews were rented and the mcome of 
the parish in a few days doubled, but there was one drawback — not 
publicly emphasized — a debt of nearly S6o,ooo. The financiering of 
this heavy indebtedness and its gradual payment is it not written in 
the records of many Vestry meetings and in the memory of the 
rector of the parish, as well as, now a tradition, among vestry- 
men and the congregation who never flinched or lost courage, but 
went on giving, without grumbling, for charity and missions and all 
good works, raising five and ten thousand dollars every Easter, in 
the meantime buying a splendid organ and a commodious rectory. 
Among those who deserve mention is certainly the treasurer of the 
parish, Hiram J. Jones, who began his term of ofifice March 29, 1875, 
and still continues faithfully and cheerfully to do his work, 
though he has been relieved of a part of the burden by his son, Mr. 
Ford Jones, who has been elected assistant clerk of the vestry. 
Mr. Jones, through the years when the work was most trying, had 
much to do with financiering the parish, and his accurate, painstak- 
ing and prompt attention to our money affairs had a great deal to 
do with sustaining the credit of the parish and bringing things to a 
successful issue. 

The truth was, however, that the congregation at large did not 
feel our indebtedness to be a serious matter until after the panic of 
'93; then it caused many searchings of heart. But just at the mo- 
ment when things seemed to have reached a critical stage and some- 
thing must be done, Mrs. Abbie R. Champlin and her family came 
forward, and by a generous offering given in loving memorj^ of 
George W. Champlin, the husband and father, the bonds were paid, 
and all indebtedness resting upon the church property at Ashland 
boulevard and Adams street, was liquidated, though we still owed 
some 815,000 on the rectory and the organ. 

The church property having been released, the church was con- 
secrated on Sunday, January, 1895. The first Celebration was at 7 
a. m., the Rev. Geo. B. Pratt bemg celebrant. The second Celebra- 
tion was at 8 a. m. The third Celebration was at 9 a. m., in the 

The Rev. R. F. Sweet. 

The Rev, Charles M. Fox, D. D. 

The Rev. Charles H, Stocking, D D. 

The Rev. B. A Rogers, D. D. 



Present Bishop o£ Chicago. 

Consecrated 1875. 


chapel, the rector, Dr. Morrison, being celebrant, and using a form 
of blessing authorized by the Bishop of the Diocese. 

At 10:30 Morning Prayer was said, followed by a celebration of 
the Holy Communion. 

The church was consecrated by Bishop McLaren, Captain C. J. 
Magill reading the request for consecration, and Dr. Morrison, at 
the request of the Bishop, reading the Sentence of Consecration. 

The Rev. Cameron Mann, D. D., rector of Grace Church, Kansas 
City,preached the sermon. The Rt. Rev. Charles Chapman Grafton, S. 
T. D., Bishop of Fond du Lac, celebrated, the Rt. Rev. Isaac Leo 
Nicholson, S. T. D., of Milwaukee, reading the Epistle. 

In the evening there was a gathering of the ofificers and mem- 
bers of all the parochial societies, together with a congregation 
which crowded the church. An address was made by the Rev. Wm. 
White Wilson, L. H. D., followed by an address by the Bishop of 

Since that time the work has gone on quietly, but with a good 
degree of prosperity. God has blessed us, and it is hoped that 
shortly the ever decreasing indebtedness on organ and rectory will 
have been paid and the parish be free to begin its endowment, for 
endowment it must have. Already the West Side has begun to 
change in a marked degree, and within another generation the 
Epiphany will be situated much as the Cathedral is today. It will 
always be possible to gather a congregation, but the church will 
have to be free, and unless there is some stable income to supple- 
ment the offerings of the poor, the history of the Epiphany will be 
the history of most down town Protestant churches. That history 
is about as follows ; Great efforts are made, large sums of money, 
at great personal sacrifice, are given, a handsome property is ac- 
quired and then, because well-to-do people have moved elsewhere 
the propert)^ is sold at a sacrifice, usually at the value of the land, 
when land in the locality is depressed, being neither desirable for 
residences or available for business, and the church goes elsewhere 
to repeat the same story, leaving a neighborhood without services. 
Then people begin to make a great noise over the neglected quarter 
and to talk of mission work. The right way is when the church 
once has a property secure and the church established to hold 
it and minister to the people who live about the church. To do 
this endowment is absolutely necessary. No better thing could 
any one interested in the work of evangelizingand christianizing the 
West Side of Chicago do, no more charitable deed for the souls of 
men, no better work for the homes and hearts of multitudes could 
be done, than to give or leave some definite sum of money for the 
endowment of the Church of the Epiphany. A bequest should be 
made "to the Rector, Wardens and Vestry of the Church of the Epip- 
hany, Chicago, to be held in trust and invested, the interest only to 
be used annually in paying salaries and maintaining the service of the 


Protestant Episcopal Church at and within the Church of the Epip- 
hany, Chicago." A form of bequest will be found at the end of this 

Our churches will in time do a larger work for men than they 
are doing today. There is no reason why all the work at present 
undertaken by the most successful social settlements should not be 
carried on at our churches, and put upon a more permanent basis and 
be all the more effective because avowedly a mission to the whole 
man — soul, mind and body. Today the Church, at all its parish 
houses, is doing a great deal of this work. The church edifice and 
the parish house do in idea stand for the whole work of Christ 
among men, but as the work becomes increasingly necessary be- 
cause of a denser and a poor population, income often fails and 
means are lacking to carry on the work. Against this failure we 
can provide by endowment. There is no reason why the Church of 
the Epiphany should not stand for generations and do a better and 
more blessed work year by year, if those interested in its past and 
future will each of them leave something to make its stay and 
maintenance secure. 

The reports of the various organizations will show what we are 
trying to do and give some idea, statistically, what we accomplish. 
If you are not a worker, there is a place and work for you as you 
will see. We ask you to work with us for the Kingdom of God. 

Looking back over twenty-nine years of labor we have much to 
be thankful for, much to encourage us. We ought certainly to be- 
lieve in God's providence and trust Him to bless our efforts in the 
future. Reader, will you not pray that there may ever be the spirit 
of peace and concord, of kindly interest in each other, of faith in 
God and reverence for His Sanctuiary, of earnest, honest belief in 
our Lord Jesus Christ and His mission to the world, of staunch 
allegiance to the apostolic order and to the sacramental teaching 
of the Church, and of obedience to all lawful authority, which was 
the idea of those who first founded the parish and which has been 
our parochial atmosphere from the first days until now? 

Pray with every increasing earnestness that these blessed fruits 
of the Spirit may abound, not less, but more, in the future as 
in the past. 


jfotm of Bequest, 

In the Name of the Benevolent Father of AH : 

/, A. B., of V do make and 

picblish this, my last will and testament: 

I give and bequeath to the Rector, Wardens and Vestry 
of the Church of the Epiphany, Chicago, $ , to 

invest and apply the income therefrom to maintain the 
worship of God and preaching the gospel according to the 
doctrine, discipline and worship of the Protestatit Episcopal 
Church in the United States, in said Church of the 
Epiphany, Chicago. 

In Testimony Hereof, / have hereunto set my hand 

this day of i8g 

Signed and acknowledged by said A. B., as his last 
will and testament, hi our presence ; and signed by us i?i 
his presence. 


! of two witnesses here.) 



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Church of the Epiphany e^ Chicago 


Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morrison, D. D. Residence, 260 Ash- 
land boulevard. 

Assista?tt Mitiister—'R.Y.v . Geo. B. Pratt, A. M. Residence,6i Laflin 

Lay Reader — Geo. Henry Cleveland, M. D. 

Wardens— C. J. Magill, J. M. Banks. 

Vestry— Geo. P. Blair, E. E. Hooper, D. R. Brower, C. N. Post, C. F. 
Elmes, D. B. Salisbury, J. H. Williams. 

Treasurer a7id Clerk of Vestry — H. J. Jones, 134 Park avenue. Ford 
Jones, Assistant. 

Chairman of Pew Committee — Charles F. Elmes. (Will be found in 
center aisle after Sunday services.) 

Ushers — C. F. Elmes, T. H. Eddy, E. E. Hooper, G. W. Macauley, 
Geo. P. Blair, Mark Skinner Lansing. 

Sexton — C. A. Van Order. Residence, 165 Ashland boulevard. 

The Choir — E. C. Lawton, choirmaster; Prof. James Watson, organ- 
ist ; Mrs. C. F. Elmes, choirmother ; Mrs. J. W. La Pierre, 

Sunday School — Superintendent, Charles H. Smith ; Assistant Super- 
intendents : Max Rotter, senior room ; G. E. Shipman, junior 
room ; Miss Anna Paterson, primary room. Treasurer, Edward 
S. Warren ; Secretary, G. W. Macauley ; Assistant Secretaries, 
Charles Eagle, H. Lipsey ; Librarian, Ford Jones ; Choristers, 
Richard Stiller, Mrs. George E. Shipman;, Miss L. 



St. Margaret's Circle of the King's Daughters; alternate Mon- 
days; 4. p. m.; Miss Virginia Sayre, president; Miss Anna Patter- 
son, vice-president ; Miss Letitia Kimball, treasurer; Miss Annie 
Baker, secretary. 


Junior Brotherhood St. Andrew; S p. m.; John Bott, director; 
William Crosby, vice-director ; Fred Stephens, treasurer ; Robt. 
Hill, secretary. 


Ministering Children's League; 4 p. m.; Mrs. G. G. Eagle, 
president; Mrs. Allen Curlett, secretary and treasurer; Miss Zoe 
Tuttle, musical director; Mrs. Norris, Miss Hepper, Miss Earle, 
Mrs. Doane, Mrs. Coarse, associates. 

Young Men's League of the Church of the Epiphany; 8 p. m.; 
E. E. Hooper, director; William Smale, president; J. F. Craddock, 
vice-president; W. J. Hamlin, treasurer; J. H. Walker, secretary; C. 
U. Hitchcock, T. J. Dorman, librarians. 


Woman's Guild ; 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Mrs. Philip Adolphus, 
president; Mrs. G. P. Blair, vice-president; Mrs. G. E. Shipman, 
secretary and treasurer. 

Epiphany Guild; 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Mrs. G. G. Eagle, presi- 
dent; Mrs. S. H. Smith, vice-president; Mrs. T. E. Kozer, Miss 
Peugeot, directors; Miss Manny, secretary and treasurer. 

The Woman's Auxiliary; 2 p. m., first Wednesday in the month: 
Mrs. J. M. Banks, president; Mrs. T. N. Morrison, vice-president: 
Mrs. S. L. K. Monroe, secretary and treasurer. 

Girls' Friendly Society; 8 p. m.; Mrs. Allen H.King, president; 
Miss D. Crandall, secretary and treasurer. 


Epiphany Chapter Brotherhood of St. Andrew; after evening 
service; C. H. Smith, director: T. H. Eddy, vice-director; G. W. 
Macauley, secretary; T. J. H. Gorrell, treasurer: J. K. Howes, 
council member. 

Missionary Church — E). C. Ward chairman; J. M. Banks, treasurer: 
D. B. Salisbury, secretary. 

Altar Guild--Mrs. D. R. Brower, chairman ; Miss Mary Banks, sec- 
retary and treasurer. Meets in parish building, the Wednesday 
after the first Sunday in every month at 10:30 a. m. 
Church Periodical Club ; Mrs. S. L. K. Monroe, 708 Warren 

avenue, librarian and secretary. Persons having papers or books 

which they are willing, after reading, to mail to Missionaries and 

others in need of reading matter, may receive the names of such 

persons by addressing a note to Mrs. Monroe. 

Dramatic Club; Mr. Murdock McLeod, president; Mrs. Alice 

S. Cornell, vice-president; Mr. Max Rotter, secretary; Mrs. G, G. 

Eagle, treasurer. 

Order of Services* 


Holy Communion (Every Sunday) . . . . 8 a. m. 

Holy Coimnunioii First Sunday in the montli after Morning Service. 

Morning Service and Sermon 10:30 a. m. 

Sunday School and Bible Class (Young Men) . 12:15 P- m- 

J3ible Class for Women 6:30 p. m. 

Evening .Service with Sermon 7:30 p. m. 


Fridays, Evening Service, with Address . . . 8:00 p. m. 

Saints' Days, Holy Communion . . 1 1 :00 a.m. 

There is no way in which you can do more to encourage the 
rector in his work, advance the interests of the parish, and help the 
cause of Christ in this city, than by always being in church on Sun- 
day morning. It ma)' cost some effort, some self-denial, but all 
good work costs that. 

If you believe yourself a child of God, if you say " Our Father 
who art in Heaven," ought you not to appear on the Lord's 
Day in the Father's house to offer the sacrifice of praise and 
thanksgiving ? 


who come to reside in the part of the city in which the Epiphany is 
located (if in regular attendance upon the services), are urgently 
requested to make themselves known to the rector, that they may 
be enrolled as members of the congregation. Those who are com- 
municants of the church should at once present their letters dis- 
missory, so that their names may be entered on the Roll of Com- 


by the pew rent and Sunday offerings. Every member of the par- 
ish — all who desire the ministrations of the church, all who profit 
by its work, are expected to contribute to its support. The pew 
rents run from $2.50 to S25 a sitting per annum. A great many of 


the sittings rent from about $12 to $13 a year. This is at the rate 
of twenty-five cents a Sunday, or one dollar a month per sitting. 
This may be paid quarterly if desired, every Sunday or once a 
month, in an envelope placed in the alms basin at one of the ser- 
vices. Such envelopes will be furnished when the renter of a sitting 
or sittings wishes to pay in this way. With the changes which con- 
stantly take place there are always pews and sittings for rent. The 
ushers will be found in the center aisle after morning and evening 
service, for the purpose of renting pews or sittings to any who de- 
sire them. 

At the same time the members of the Church of the Epiphany 
desire to make the Church of the Epiphany 


who will worship with us. The church has been built to be the 
House of God. The pews are rented because such rental is the 
surest way of raising the income necessary to keep the church open. 
There are always pews unrented and seats unfilled, and the mem- 
bers of the Church of the Epiphany mean this invitation to be 
taken literally and in the broadest possible meaning — "Come and 
worship with us." There are always attentive ushers at the door 
who will show you to a place, and the only waiting will be while 
the congregation are on their knees during the prayer. 

The rector is ready at all times to respond to calls for the 
Church's ministration. Never leave a verbal message for him, but 
write on a card your name, address, and what you wish him to 
do. In so large a congregation as that worshiping at the Epiphany, 
it would be unreasonable to suppose that the rector will know of 
sickness or trouble unless he is notified. If you cannot come and 
tell him, a postal card is easily written, and he will always gladly 
respond to any request for a call. 


Second Junior; Third Senior Warden. 

List of Memorials and Other Items of Gen- 
eral Interest ^ ^ 

The following is a statement of the cost of the church property : 

a. Cost of the Lot . . S20 000 00 

/;. Cost of Church 83 128 61 

c. Cost of Rectory . 12 720 00 

d. Cost of Organ . 12 000 00 

S127 848 61 

The land on which the church stands has increased in value 
since its purchase in 1883, and this with other improvements justi- 
fies us in estimating the value of the church property at about 
$150,000. This does not mean that we could realize this amount if 
forced to sell, but it is worth that to the congregation and would 
cost about that if we began its acquisition today. 

The Church has had several noble gifts. Mr. Wm. J. Wilson 
built the Chapel building, in which is also the Guild room, as a 
memorial to his mother. 

Mr. Wm. Gano finished the tower and hung the bells as a mem- 
orial to his wife, Mrs. Maria Gano. 

Mrs. Abbie R. Champlin and family, in 1894, gave as a 
memorial to George W. Champlin $30,000 to pay the bonded debt 
of the parish. 


1. Panel in the Reredos. " In Memoriam, Esther A. S. Magill, 
Born Feb. 7, 1819. Died October i, 1885." 

2. Panel in the Reredos. "Ann Magill Campbell, Born Nov. 
6, 1785. Died July 9, 1876. 

3. Panel in the Reredos. "Sarah L. Spencer, Born Feb. 22, 
i860. Died April 26, 1885." 

4. Panel in the Reredos. " Philander Chase, D. D. First 
Bishop of Illinois. Jehovah-Jireh. 1835-1852." 


5. Panel in the Reredos. "Henry John Whitehouse, D. U. 
LL. D. D. D. Oxon LL. D. Cantab. Second Bishop of IlHnois. 
Fides Scutum. 1857-1874." 

6. Panel in the Reredos. " In Memory of George Jones 
Gardner, Born June 30, 1866. Died August 30, 1885." 

7. Panel in the Reredos. "The Congregation of The Church 
of the Epiphany makes this memorial of the faithful services and 
high Christian character of George Gardner. One of the founders 
of the Parish, and the man to whom, under God, the parochial life 
of The Church of the Plpiphany through very dark days was 
largely due, earnest, courageous, self-denying, he bore the burden 
and heat of the day ; His works do follow him, and are had in ever- 
lasting remembrance." 

8. Panel in the Reredos. " In Memory of Robert John Gard- 
ner, Born May, 1870. Died August 28, 1889." 

9. Altar Pace. "In Memoriam. "The Rt. Rev. John Barrett 
Kerfoot, D. D. LL. D. The First Bishop of Pittsburg. Entered 
into Rest July 10, A. D., 1881." 

10. North Altar Steps. "Deo Gratias. Tracy Gray Taylor. 
Born June 21, 1884." 

11. Chancel Rail. " In Memory of Chas. P). Munger. 

12. Bishop's Seat. "In Loving Memory of Mary Jane Gil- 
bert. Entered into Rest August 6, 1882." " Her children rise up 
and call her blessed." 

13. Choir Stalls. "In Loving Memory of Lyman Law Bar- 
bour. Entered into Rest March 8, 1890. 

14. Pulpit. " In Memory of my Mother, Mary E. Parke. Wife 
of John K. Hawley." 

15. Window. "In Memoriam. Emma L. Cameron." 

16. Window. "In Memory of Mrs. Mary A. M. Watson 
Chandler. Entered into Rest Good Friday, 1883." 

17. Window. "In Memory of Maria Jones Gardner, 1834, 
1870; and her child Sarah, 1868, 1869." 

18. Window. " ' I am the Resurrection and the Life saith the 
Lord.' In'Loving Memory of Joseph G. Hill. Entered into Rest 
Feb. 4, 1885." 

19. Window. "In Loving Memory of Chas. H. Strong. Sin- 
tered into Rest Nov. 18, 1883." 


20. Window. " Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to 
the Holy Ghost ! In Memory of Enoch William Haskin. Entered 
into Rest Nov. 27, i8go." 

21. Pew No. no. "To the Glory ofGodandLoving Memory of 
Shepherd Johnston, Born Sept. 13, 1823. Died Oct. 3, 1894, This 
pew was endowed by his wife and made forever free." 

22. Vestibule. Brass Tablet. " To the Glory of God and in 
loving Memory of Maria L. Gano. The tower of this Church was 
completed and the bells hung by her husband, William H. Gano. 
' He giveth His Beloved Sleep.'" 

23. Brass Tablet. "In Memory of Margaret E. Hamilton who 
entered into Rest February 3, 1896. 'There remaineth a Rest to 
the People of God.'" 

24. Marble Tablet in Vestibule. " To the Glory of God and 
in loving Memory of George W. Champlin, born August 8, 1833. 
died Oct. 18, 1894, a large indebtedness resting on this Church 
was paid and the Church consecrated to the Service of Almighty 
God on the Feast of the Epiphany. MDCCCXCV." 

25. Tablet. Parish House. " To the Glory of God in loving 
Memory of Eugene Franklin Salisbury. Born April 26, 1852, Died 
April 22, 1894, this Parish House of the Church of the Epiphany 
was given to the Parish by his wife, on the Feast of the Epiphany, 

26. Chapel. Brass Tablet. "To the Glory of God and in 
loving Memory of Jane, wife of James W. Wilson, born Oct. 16, 
1808, Died October 26, 1882, this Chapel was erected by her son, 
William J. Wilson, A. D., 188^. 'Her children rise up and call her 
blessed.' " 

27. The Processional Cross. "To the Glory of God and in 
loving Memory of Abraham Grossbeck, M. D., Entered into Rest 
Nov. 25, 1884. Easter 1890." 

28. Clergy Stalls. "To the Glory of God and in Memory of 
Lucy L. Morris. Entered into Rest Nov. 19, 1881." 

29. The Chapel Cross. " From St. Margaret's School to the 
Church of the P^piphany, June 19, 1888." 

30. The Altar Cross. '• In Memoriam." Mrs. Anna Clark 

^i. The Altar Vases. 

There has been raised and expended the following amounts : 


Pew Rents. 



Sunday Offering. 
$ 518.58 


1 ,490.86 


Easter Offering. 

$ 907-39 








Pew Rents 
Sunday Offerings . 
Easter Offerings 
Christmas Offerings 
Throop Street Lot . 
Special Offerings . 
Envelope Fund 
Church Guild 
Miscellaneous Receipts 









Treasurer of the Parish since March 29lh, 1875. 

First Bishop of Illinois, and his Wife. 

Born Dec. 14, 1775. 
Died Sept. 20, 1852. 

Consecrated Bishop of Ohio Feb. 16, 1819. 
Transferred to Illinois 1835. 


1st. The amount of " Kaster Offering" in some years will not 
correspond to what you remember to have been reported. The ex- 
planation is this : We always receive some cash and some pledges 
for future payment, and the total of cash and pledges is what we 
speak of as our "Easter Offering" for the year. The Treasurer, 
however, reports only the cash, and if pledges are paid after the 
Parish Meeting, he credits them to "Easter Offering" and reports 
them with the cash of the year following. 

2d. That this report does not include all moneys raised, 
as we have no detailed report of what the Guilds and Societies gave 
from the beginning for charity, and in some cases for parochial 
work. The reports of the Sunday School Treasurer, while audited 
from year to year, have not general been preserved, and it is thought 
best not to include them m this report. The above is what has been 
handled by the Parish Treasurer. If we could get at all that has 
been disbursed by all the organizations from the beginning it would 
swell the total amount very considerably. At present the Rector 
insists on a monthly report from the Secretary and the Treasurer of 
every organization, and in the Year Book of the future there will be 
an exact account of every dollar handled by every Guild, Commit- 
tee or other organization collecting or expending money for or in 
the name of the church. 

3d. That there has been two periods of decline in the receipts 
of the church. The first beginning in the year of the great panic of 
1873, and the second in 1893. We touched low water mark in 1876. 
We received last year, 1896, $10,134.00. We hope this is again low 
water mark. We think that it is, yet we must face the changed 
conditions. We have in the past few years suffered severely by 
death and by removals. We are fast becoming a down-town parish. 
Even in good times we cannot expect to have as large a pew rental 
or a congregation able to do as much financially as we had ten years 
ago. To be sure the great debt is paid, and we can get along upon 
less, but we might as well face the situation. We must have the 
support of our entire membership. Every one must do something 
in a regular and systematic way, and if means will allow, give 
towards the Endowment of the Parish. The Rector is in no panicy 
condition ; he has no fears for the immediate, but he sees the in- 
evitable future, and he urges great faithfulness and great unselfish- 
ness upon all who worship, or who may worship at the Altar in the 
Church of the Epiphanj'. 


The following is a summary of the Baptisms, etc., since the 
foundation of the Parish : 









■ • 9 




















. . 10 













. .18 







. .21 





1876. . 

. . II 







■■ 9 






1878. . 







. .20 







. . II 






1881. . 






















. .21 















































189I. . 







1892. . 

■ 41 














■ -41 

































There are in the parish (Dec. i, 1897) 3^4 families ; 741 com- 
municants . total number of souls, 1,252. 

These figures are not guesses. They can be verified by any- 
one who will go over the Parish Register. Every communicant re- 
ported has communed within a year at the Altar of the Church of 
the Epiphany. The present address (Dec. i, 1897), of every com- 
municant reported is ascertained and recorded. The parish may 
number more souls than we report, but those reported are identified 
and located. The Rector wishes it understood that it is not the 
fault of the clergy of the parish if any communicant is forgotten or 
dropped. If communicants will not give notice of a change of resi- 


dence, errors must be made, but let all communicants of the Epip- 
hany take notice : if you will do your duty, the clergy will do 
theirs ; if you see that we are notified at once of any change in your 
address, you will be looked after and recognized as belonging to the 
Church and as members of the Epiphany. Of course this does not 
mean that you will be called upon every few months. The clergy 
of the Epiphany are very busy men. They have many duties which 
members of the congregation know nothing about. They are called 
upon in case of sickness almost daily ; they are asked to investigate 
and relieve many cases of destitution ; they once in a while have to 
take half a day and go to the cemetery ; they serve on many com- 
mittees — Diocesan and otherwise — and have to attend meetings and 
take their share of the general work of the Church in the Diocese 
of Chicago ; they have social and family obligations of one sort 
and another which their positions make imperative, and what time 
they can give, when all their duties are looked after, they give to 
calling upon members of the congregation. Suppose you notify 
Dr. Morrison that you will do your duty as a member of the Church 
whether the clergy call or not ; that he may expect to see you at 
Church without any coddling; that you are devoted to the Lord 
Jesus Christ and seek to worship God in spirit and in truth without 
reference to whether you have had what a modern and a very 
worldl}' custom demands from the clergy — a social call. Suppose 
you send Dr. Morrison a letter telling him that you will send him or 
Mr. Pratt a prompt notice if you or anyone of your family is sick, 
that you will go to him or Mr. Pratt in trouble of any kind, or when 
you want comfort, advice or help ; and then suppose you do what 
you say you will do. How much easier it is for 741 communicants 
to see the priest than for the priest to see 741 communicants. 



The organ was placed in the Church in 1892 and has proved a 
fine and reliable instrument. It was built by Farrand & Votey, of 
Detroit, Mich., at a cost of Si2,ooo. The following is an account of 
the organ published in connection with the opening of the organ, 
written by Mr. Walter E. Hall, who at the time was the Organist 
and Choirmaster of the Church of the Epiphany, and who prepared 
the specifications from which the organ was built : 

"The organ in the Church of the Epiphany is so remarkable that 
a short description of its unique features may prove acceptable. 
The value of an organ does not depend — as the popular belief is — 
on its size and cost, but on the musical results that can be obtained 
from it ; aud it cannot be denied that the tonal effects producible 
on this magnificent instrument are usually only possible on organs 
costing quite fifty per cent. more. These results are achieved by 
the lavish use of an English system of couplers (the American 
patent being the exclusive property of the builders, Messrs. Far- 
rand and Votey, of Detroit), which can be applied almost indefinitely 
without increasittg the pressure of tlie fingers on the keys. For purposes 
of comparison, it may be stated that this instrument, with three 
manuals and forty speaking stops, has more couplers than the 
largest [ns\.rumenX. yet built i?i this city (1892), and, consequently, re- 
markable orchestral combinations can be imitated and unusual 
musical effects attained." 

"The following table shows the balance of the five great divisions 
of tone which the organ contains, and the value of such an instru- 
ment in giving an appropriate tonal background to the work of the 
choir, and the assistance it renders to the hymns of praise sung 
by the congregation cannot be overestimated : 

Great. Swell. Choir. Pedal. Total. 

Organ Tone 6 3 1 2 11 

Flute " 2 3 4 I II 

String " 2 5 2 2 II 

Reed " o 2 i i 4 

Brass " i 1 o i 3 

Number of Stops. 11 14 8 7 40 

The orchestral combinations of flutes, strings, clarinets, oboes, 
trumpets, etc., with their appropriate basses thus possible, are sim- 
ply inexhaustible, and, combined with the massive tone of the 
diapasons, the brilliancy of the brighter stops and the thirty-two 
feet pedal tone produce fine musical effects." 



Compass of Manuals. CC to C"", 5 Octa\i-s, 61 Ncitcs. 
Compass ef Pedals . . CCC to F, 2', " '^o ■' 

Great Organ. 

1 Double Open niapason. 16 feet g Fifteenth 2 feet 

2 Open Diapason 8 " 10* Tuba Mirabilis 8 " 

3* Viol d' Gamba 8 " 11 Mixture 4 rank 

4* Viol d' Amour 8 " 12 Great to Swell Unison Coupler. 

5* Melodia (Flute) 8 " 13 " " Sub-octave 

6 Octave 4 " 14 " " Super-octave " 

7* Flute Harmonic 4 ■■ 1^ " to Choir I'nison 

8 Twelfth 2-," 16 " " Sub-octa\e " 

" In r.reat Swell Box. 

Swell Organ. 

1 Double Gamba (String) ... ir> feet (> X'iolina 4 feet 

2 ( )pen Diapason 8 " io Fautina 2 

3 Gedackt ( Flute) 8 •■ 11 Oboe and Bassoon 8 " 

4 Salicional (String) 8 ■' 12 \'ox Humana 8 •' 

5 /Eoline 8 "' 13 Cornopeon 8 

h Vol Celeste 8 " 14 Mixture 3 rank 

7 Flauto Traverso 4 " 15 Tremulant Mechanical 

X Octave 4 " 16 Swell octa\es on itself .. .Coupler 

Choir Organ. Pedal Organ. 

1 Double P'lute 16 feet 1 Double Bourdon 32 feet 

2 N'iolin Diapason 8 " 2 Open Diapason 16 

3 Uulciana 8 '• 3 Stopped Diapason 16 " 

4* Concert Flute 8 " 4 Dulciana 16 " 

5 Flute d' Amour 4 " 5 Double Bassoon 16 ■■ 

6 Gemshorn 4 " 6 Violoncello 8 " 

7 Harmonic Piccolo 2 " 7 Trumpet 8 " 

8* Orchestral Clarinet 8 " 8 Great to Pedal Coupler 

g Swell to Choir Coupler o Swell to Pedal 

10 Tremulant Mechanical 10 Choir to Pedal 

» In Great Swell Box. II Pedal Octave 

Pedal Movements. 

I Kaianced Swell Pedal. 

Great and Choir Swell Pedal. 

3 " Crescendo and Diminuendo Pedal. 

Four changeable composition pedals to great, also affecting pedal sto|)s. 
'Three " " ■' swell, " 

One " " " choir, " 

Tlie patent crescendo and diminuendo pedal gives the plaj'er 
complete control of the organ without affecting the stop action, the 
patent indicator showing the increasing or decreasing power at a 
glance. By means of pneumatic buttons placed between the keys, 
the crescendo pedal can be silenced on any row desired. 

The couplers are operated by small tablets (like dominoes). 
These are pivoted in the center, and by simply touching the upper 
portion the coupler is thrown on, while a touch on the lower por- 
tion throws it off. 


The key-board is reversed, so that the orjjanist overlooks the 
South Choir and faces the North Choir, while at the back of this 
portion of the Choir is placed a complete organ of nearly five hun- 
dred pipes played from the key-board fifty feet away. 


Lireat ( ir.ifan 


. .. 11 StoJIS. 

. . 14 

488 ■■ 


Pedal ■■ 

Total Speaking Stops 




Pedal Movements 




2,^28 •• 


1 he present organist of the 
Church is Mr. James Watson. 
Mr. Watson was born in Aber- 
deen, Scotland, in 1862, and ob- 
tained h 1 s musical education 
principally in London and Glas- 
gow, being a pupil of John Kirby 
and Dr. Peace. Mr. Watson has 
played continuously in churches 
in England and America since he 
was fourteen, and has given great 
satisfaction to the congregation 
worshiping at the Epiphany. His 
strongest point, however, is con- 
cert organ pla\'ing, and his reci- 
tals at the Church of the Epip- 
han\', given every spring and fall 
attract great crowds, who come 
from all parts of the city. 

Information About Baptisms^ Weddings^ Etc. 


Holy Baptism will be administered in the Church on any Sun- 
day, at half-past one o'clock. No previous notice is necessary. 


Persons desiring the services of the Rector for a funeral will 
take pains to see him before the arrangements have been made and 
the hour published. 

The Rector can attend no funerals on .Sundaj- before two o'clock, 
and in no case will he be able to go to the cemetery on Sunday. 

It is very necessary when once the hour has been named that 
there should be no change without first seemg the Rector, as he is 
quite likely to make other engagements which a change will inter- 
fere with. 


When the services of the Rector are desired for a marriage, 
notice should be given him as early as possible. There is no charge 
for the use of the Church for funerals or weddings, but something- 
should always be given the Sexton, who is obliged on such occa- 
sions to do a great deal of extra work. 


The Choirmaster is willing to provide music for funerals and 
weddings, and the following is the scale of prices established with 
the approval of the Rector : 

Organist alone Sio oo 

Organist and Small Choir -Funerals 3000 

Organist and Full Choir — Weddings . 75 00 

This money goes towards the Choir Camping Fund 


For many years chorus 
or quartette choirs of men 
and women sang in the 
Churches of the Diocese, 
except the Cathedral, As- 
cension and Calvary. In 
1882 St. James' Church 
put choir stalls in the 
chancel and a \'ested choir 
of men and boys assumed 
the musical part of the 
services. The choir had 
been most carefully train- 
ed, and the added dignity 
and beauty of the ser\ice 
was so apparent to all 
worshipers that it was un- 
doubtedly an incentive to 
the other large parishes, 
and rapidly every Church 
— except two — in the city 
placed vested choirs in the 
chancel. Epiphany was 
almost the last to make 
the change, but from the 
first service to the present 
time no expression of re- 
gret has been heard. When 
the change was de- 
cided upon it happened 
most fortunately for the 
success of the work that 
there was then in Chicago 
a thoroughly experienced 
choir trainer who was also 
an accomplished organist, 
Mr. Walter E. Hall." Mr. 
Hall was engaged, and 
after foiu' months' work in 
securing the boys and 
men, and preparing and 
training them, the old 
platform was removed, 
choir stalls placed, and on 
the Sunday after the As- 
cension the " Bov " choir 


moved to its place in the chancel preceded by a beautiful jewelled 
cross. During Mr. Hall's stay, and largely through his influence a 
new organ replaced the old instrument which had done more than 
twenty years' service. At a cost of about twelve thousand dollars 
the grand organ which now adds so much to our services was pur- 
chased and dedicated in September, 1892. It has since been some- 
what changed and improved, and is perhaps the best organ in the 
city adapted both for church and recital work. 

In the spring of 1893 Mr. Hall resigned, and after quite an in- 
terval, during which the choir showed its loyalty by regularly attend- 
ing rehersals and services, though without efficient leadership. Dr. 
J. H. Gower accepted the position, but the gold mines of Colorado 
had charmed the Doctor and he stayed but six months, returning 
to Denver. Mr. E. C. Lawton was appointed choirmaster upon 
Dr. Gower's departure and has since retained that position. Mr. 
Chas. R. Adams was appointed organist, but three months later 
resigned to accept the same duties at St. Mark's, Evanston. Then 
Mr. James Watson was appomted to the organ and has since most 
ably and satisfactorily filled the place. Of the appreciation of Mr. 
Watson's talent no one can doubt who has attended any of the or- 
gan recitals which are given every two weeks. 

During the six years of the vested choir it is safe to say three 
hundred men and boys have been numbered in its ranks. Many 
who were boys at the commencement of its services are now young 
men working in the Sunday School and other organizations in the 

The present membership is fifty-six — twenty-four men and 
thirty-two boys.. But one boy and four men remain of the thirty 
members who belonged to the organization when the present choir- 
master took charge nearly four years agb. These are Nevin Morri- 
son, Dr. Davis, Mr. Fiske, Mr. Rose and Mr. Wilson. 

Following is the present roster of the choir ; 


Adolphus, Parker Andrew, Henry 

Adolphus, J. W. Coffin, Chas. C. 

Noble. Edgar Rothwell, W. F. 

Roeschlaub, A. J. Rose, A. T. 

Schinneer, F. H. Van Sands, Walter 

Wilson, T. J. Wilde, Thomas F. 

Wolf, A. H. Wall, Clarence 


Bryant, A. C. Connor, M. S. 

Cavanaugh, M. C. Davis, E. E. 

Fisk, A. V. Hooper, John 

Lawton, E. C. Rogers, W. E. 

.Stark, H. M. 


Booth, Arthur Burtis, Nelson 

Coffin, Emery Collett, William 

CoUett, Chas. Cavanaugh, Chas. 

Dodd, Arthur Kelley, Elmer 

La Pierre, Wm. Lyman, Henry 

Lyman, Howard Morrison, Arthur 

McGill, Herbert McGiU, Kenneth 

Osinga, Harold Peters, Ned 

Rothwell, Frank Reid, Fred 

Raid, Granvelle Ridell, Murray 

Raymond, Merton Smith, Harry 

Smith, Knox Smith, Grover 

Swander, Leslie Sosman, Fred 
Varnell. George 

Brown, Andrew Morrison, Nevin 

Dodd, Lewis Mahr, Wm. 

E. C. LAWTON, Choirmaster. 
JAMES WATSON, Organist. 

The Epiphany Church choir is a volunteer organization, no 
person except choirmaster and organist are paid. There are four 
rehearsals each week for the boys, and two for the men. In the 
summer the choir has an outing at some one of the lakes in Wiscon- 
sin, and this year from the annual concert, from the offering taken 
each Sunday morning in the choir, and from fees for singing at wed- 
dings and funerals, enough was raised within S53.84 to pay for the 


Mr. Edgar C. Lawton, the present efficient choir-master, was born in Albany, 
New York, and while still a boy came west with his parents to Davenport, Iowa. When 
eighteen years of age he was made secretary of the Home for Orphans of Soldiers, and 
held that position for five years. He then took a similiar position in the Soldiers' Home 
for Orphans at Bloomington, 111. Here he had his first experience in choir work, organ- 
izing and leading a "boy-choir" in St. Matthews Church, of which the Rev. T. N. Mor- 
rison, D. D., Senior, father of the present Rector of the Epiphany, was then rector. 

When twenty-five years of age he became secretary of the Illinois Eye and Ear 
Infirmary, Peoria and Adams streets, Chicago, and held the position for nine years. 
Then, a great tribute to his faithfulness and efficiency, he was made superintendent 
of the same institution and served nine years longer. 

During this time he was a member of the Cathedral Choir, and received most invalu- 
able training in choir-work under Canon Knowles. On the resignation of Canon Knowles 
Mr. Lawton became choir-master of the Cathedral Choir, and continued in that position 
for several years. Changes in the political situation finally brought about his resignation 
as superintendent of the Infirmary, and Mr. Lawton then took up music as a profession. 

He first served for four years at Calvary Church, and then, four years ago, came to 
the Epiphany. His success has been marked, and he is now so thoroughly identified 
with our parochial work that all appreciate the faithfulness of his work and the satisfac- 
tory results obtained, more remarkable for the reason that no salaries are paid the mem- 
bers of the choir. 

The ordinary musical service is hearty and devotional, and the special services 
stately and inspiring. The choir is always large, the boys and men devoted to Mr. 
Lawton, and he is always loyal to the rector and works for the good of the choir and the 

The Sunday School, 

This is the most important of all our church work. Here are 
being trained the young. Here impressions are made for time and for 
eternity. In the Sunday School opportunities are afforded for doing 
a single-hearted work for Christ and for His Church such as is 
offered by no other branch of our parochial work. Such is the esti- 
mate of the rector, declared again and again, and among the offi- 
cers and teachers of our Sunday schools there is an ever growing 
sense of responsibility, and an ever increasing faithfulness. 

The school is not numerically large. Our rolls show a member- 
ship of only 306, but we are doing good and thorough work. 

The officers are as follows : Superintendent, Chas. H. Smith ; 
Assistant Superintendents, Senior Room, Max Rotter; Junior Room, 
Geo. E. Shipman ; Primary Room, Miss Annie Paterson ; Treasurer, 
E. S. Warren, 164 Aberdeen St.; Secretary, Geo. W. Macauley ; 
Assistant Secretaries, Chas. Eagle, H. Lipsey ; Librarian, Ford 
Jones; Choristers, Richard Stiller, Mrs. Geo. E. Shipman ; Pianists, 
Senior Room, Miss Florence Adams ; Junior Room, Miss Letitia 

The Senior Room uses Bishop Satterlee's admirable book en- 
titled "Christ and His Church," one of the very best books of its 
kind to be had at our publishing houses. The Junior Room studies 
this year the Gospel of St. Matthew, using a lesson leaflet prepared 
weekly by Dr. Morrison, a mimeograph copy of which is put into 
the hands of each child. 

The Primary Department learns the Creed, the Lord's Prayer 
and the Ten Commandments, the Twenty-third Psalm and the 
Beatitudes besides having instruction every Sunday from a picture 
card illustrating the life of Christ. 

The three divisions of the school unite in a service in the church 
conducted by the Rev. Mr. Pratt, who catechises thechildren, teach- 
ing them by rote the church catechism and addressing them on 
other subjects at his discretion. 


May I— Cash on ban 


..S22 30 

3— Sunday collection. 

.. 458 



•■ 3 72 

17- " 

•• 3 70 

24— " 

.. 4 03 

31— " 


June 7- " 

•• 3 31 

14— " 

.. 309 


.. 2 96 

28- " 

•■ 3 53 

28-Rec'd from Mr. Mc- 

Caulev, Treas. Bible 


.. I 24 

28— Rec'd from Teach 

of Infant room acct 


ice cream for child 

en I 10 

Sept. 6— Sunday collection . 

•• 3 37 

13- " 

■• 3 45 


.. 5 26 

27- " 

.. 4 20 

Oct. 4— ■' 

.. 4 45 


• ■ 4 75 

18- " 

.. 481 

^5- '■ ;; 

■• 3 70 

Nov. I— " 

.. 4 2Q 

8- '• 

■• 3 95 

15— " 

.. 5 20 




■• 5 03 

Dec. 6- •■ 

.. 5 12 

13— " 

• • 5 14 

13— Rec'd from Mr. M 


4 00 

20— Sunday collection. 

.. 465 

27— " 

.. 5 04 

27— Rec'd from Mr. M 



.. 1 50 

Jan. 3— Sunday collection. 

.. I 47 

10— " " . 

■ ■ 4 44 

17- " 

.. 4 2Q 

24— " 

.. 2 38 

31— " 

•• 4 77 

Feb. 7- " 

.. s 21 

14 — " " 

.. 487 

21 — " " 


28- " 

.. 365 

Mar. 7- " 

•• 3 92 

14— " 

•• 4 75 


■• 5 27 

28- " 

• • 5 70 

Apr. 4- ;; 

.. 473 
.. 4 46 

25- " 

.. 850 

Total . 

.S2II 40 


May 26 — Mission Work S20 00 

June 5— A. C. McClurg & Co. . 60 

15 — Mission Work 1600 

July I— P.P. Pettibone & Co. 13 50 

9 — Reid Ice Cream Co. . 4 80 

Oct. 30— Berry's Ice Cream Co. 8 00 

30— F. H. Revell Co. (Ace) 15 00 
Nov. 10— Reid Ice Cream Co. . 9 60 
Dec. I— A. C. McClurg & Co.. 1350 

14— F. H. Revell Co 23 13 

Jan. 10 — Entertainments 460 

Feb. 2— G. K. Hazlitt & Co. . . 3 75 
6— F. H. Revell Co 20 00 

14 — Entertainments i 00 

Mar. 21 — Entertainments i 00 

Apr. 27— Mission Work 

(Diocesan Pledge) . . 25 00 

26— A. C. McClurg & Co. . 5 82 

Total $185 30 

Cash on hand May i, 1807 S26 10 

Sii 40 
Jos. H. Standakt, 


/. H. Standart, Treasurer, in acconnt with the Epiphany Church 
Starday School : 


i6- " 

23- " 

30- " 



,3_ .. 






• 5- " 


19- " 

26- " 


5- " 

in — " 


-By balance per state- 
ment $26 10 

-Collection 381 

5 70 

5 '7 

4 70 

3 84 

4 77 

3 43 


Mav 23 — Entertainment $ i 00 

24— A.C. McClurg& Co.. i 80 

June 18— F. H. Revell Co 25 00 

30— A. C. McClurg & Co. . 32 29 

Sept.25—F.H. Revell Co 1000 

Oct. 15 — Sunday School Lesson 

Leaflet 3 60 

29— F. H. Revell Co 17 90 

$91 59 
Joseph H. Standart, 


3 86 

I 46 


3 13 

4 32 


4 96 


89 1 59 

At this date Mr. Standart, having moved to Austin, felt that he 
must resign. His resignation was accepted with regret, for he had 
been a good and faithful officer for many years. Mr. E. S. Warren 
was appointed to succeed him. 



Oct. 1 7 — OEfering $ 5 10 

24— " 5 27 

31- " 429 

Nov. 7— " 4 83 

14 — " 4 06 

21— " 524 


-Bal. cash on hand 

(No bills presented and unpaid.) 


Nov. 22 — A. C. McClurg & Co. $3 00 
24 — W. D. Grant, books 
and supplies for the 
new system of making, 

attendance, etc 11 50 

24— F. H. Revell Co., (to 

bal. account) 7 66 

Balance 11 49 

»33 65 
■' 49 

NOTE: The preceding Treasurer turned over to F. H. Revell 
Co., on account, the balance of cash on hand prior to Oct. 17th. 

E. S. Warren, Treasurer. 

The Woman^s Guild. 

This is the oldest of the Parochial Societies connected with the 
Epiphany. It has been the main stay of the rector in raising 
money, and has besides done an immense amount of work for 
charity. In the first fifteen years of its existence it cared for all the 
sociables, rector's receptions, the calling on new people and, in fact, 
was ready at all times to bear any parochial burden the rector 
asked the women to assume. Among its presidents have been Mrs. 
Henry B. Chandler, Mrs. J. P. Brady, Mrs. C. C. Boyle, Mrs. H. J. 
Jones, Mrs. H. P. Murphy, Mrs. H. D. Oakley, Mrs. George H. 
Peckham, Mrs. C. F. Elmes, Mrs. D. R. Brower, Mrs. B. F. Ryer, 
Mrs. W. D. Oliver, Mrs. J. St. John Booth, Mrs. C. N. Post, Mrs. J. 
H. Cowper, Mrs. O. C. Phillips, Mrs Philip Adolphus. 

The complete records of the organization, now at hand, date 
from October 5, 1883. 

The following are the officers for each year and the money 
aised : 

883-4 — Mrs. H. J. Jones, president; Mrs. D. L. Brower, vice-presi- 
dent ; Mrs. L. L. Barbour, secretary and treasurer. Amount 
raised, S450.00. 
884-5— Mrs. H. D. Oakley, president; Mrs. George H. Peckham, 
vice-president; Mrs. J. C. Magill, secretary and treasurer. 
Amount raised, S450.OO. 
885-6— Mrs. Charles F. Elmes' president ; Mrs. George H. Peck- 
ham, vice-president ; Mrs. J. C. Magill, secretary and treasurer. 
Amount raised, S800.00. 
886-7 — ^'^^^- Charles F. Elmes, president; Mrs. George H. Peck- 
ham, vice-president ; Mrs. J. C. Magill, secretary and treasurer; 
Amount raised, S815.OO. 
887-8— Mrs. O. C. Phillips, president; Mrs. C. F. Elmes, vice-presi- 
dent; Mrs. J C. Magill, secretar}' and treasurer. Amount 
raised, S536.00. 
888--Mrs. O. C. Phillips, president; Mrs. Wainwright, vice- 
president; Mrs. J. A. Grier, secretary and treasurer. Amount 
raised, $1,130.02. 
889 — Mrs. D. R. Brower, president; Mrs. E. A. Warren, 1st vice- 
president; Miss Lilias Grier, 2d vice-presiilent; Mrs. j. A. 
Grier, secretary and treasurer. 
Directoresses— Mrs. O. C. Phillips, Mrs. E. C. Ward, Mrs. L. L. 
Barbour, Mrs. L. A. Hodge, Mrs. W. D. Oliver. Amount 
raised, $1,645.19. 
1890 — Mrs. W. D. Oliver, president; Mrs. Wainwright, vice- 
president; Mrs. J. A. Grier, secretary and trea.-^urer. 


Directoresses— Mrs. O. C. Phillips, Mrs. D. R. Brower, Mrs. J. M. 

Banks, Mrs. E. C. Ward, Mrs. L. A. Hodges, Mrs. H. J. Jones, 

Mrs. A. B. Strong. Amount raised, 81,980.00. 
1891 — Mrs. B. F. Ryer, president; Mrs. C. N. Post, vice-president; 

Mrs. F. K. Bower, secretary and treasurer. 
Directoresses— Mrs. O. C. Phillips, Mrs. D. R. Brower, Mrs. H. H. 

Brown. Amount raised, $1,114.00. 
1892 — The rector was this year president of all the societies in the 

parish, and appointed special committees to take charge of 

work. Mrs. J. C. Magill, treasurer; Mrs. W. H. Mortimer, 

secretary. Amount raised, $509.59. 
1893 — Mrs. J. St. John Booth, president; Mrs. J, C. Magill, treasurer; 

Mrs. W. H. Mortimer, .secretary. Amount raised, $868.50. 
1894 — Mrs. C. N. Post, president; Mrs. J. H. Cowper, vice-president; 

Mrs. J. M. H. Burgett, secretary and treasurer. 
Directoresses— Mrs. W. H. Mortimer, Mrs. P. D. Rathbone, Mrs. D. 

R. Brower, Mrs. M. D. Talcott, Mrs. E. C. Ward, Mrs. J. St. 

John Booth. Amount raised, S646.73. 
1895 — Mrs. J. H. Cowper, president; Mrs. T. N. Morrison, vice- 
president; Mrs. J. St. John Booth, secretary and treasurer. 
Directoresses— Mrs. C. N. Post, Mrs. M. D. Talcott, Mrs. P. D. 

Rathbone, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Moulton, Mrs. J. M. H. Burgett. 

Amount raised, $704.07. 
1896 — Mrs. J. St. John Booth, president; Mrs. Philip Adolphus, 

vice-president; Mrs. J. M. H. Burgett, secretary and treasurer. 
Directresses— Mrs. J. H. Cowper, Mrs. P. D. Rathbone, Mrs. H. C. 

Smythe, Mrs. E. E. Hooper, Mrs. Addie Moulton, Mrs. Alice 

Cornell. Amount raised, $433-5 1- 
1897— Mrs. Philip Adolphus, president; Mrs. George P. Blair, vice- 
president; Mrs. George E. Shipman, secretary and treasurer. 
Directoresses— Mrs. J. St. John Booth, Mrs. R. A. Smith, Mrs. H. C. 

Smythe, Mrs. Alice Cornell, Mrs. P. D. Rathbone, Mrs. Mur- 

dock MacLeod, Mrs. F. B. Lane. 

The total amount of money raised and expended by this society 
is, since 1883, $1 1,972.61. It is impossible to give a detailed ac- 
count of the number of garments given away, sent to charitable 
institutions and, before the auxiliary was started, given to 
missions. Add to this, too, the calls on the sick and the poor, the 
visits made to strangers, and other good works without number. 

The society is, this year, 1897-8. as active as ever, and has al- 
ready done much good work. The interest and attendance of all 
the women of the parish, not actively engaged in other branches of 
the work, is solicited. Why should you not give a day each week to 
the work of the Woman's Guild? The meeting is called for eleven 
o'clock on Wednesday. Luncheon is served at half-past twelve and 
the work is continued in the afternoon. You will meet with a 
cordial welcome. 

Brotherhood of Su Andrew. 

The Epiphany Chapter, No. 7, Brotherhood of St. Andrew, has 
held twenty-eight meetings during the pastyear, having a membership 
of twenty, six of whom are unable to take an active part in the work 
in this parish. There are also six members on probation. 

During the year the Chapter assisted the rector in instituting 
the men's receptions, which, with the generous aid and assistance of 
some of the ladies of the parish have become quite a feature of the 

The Chapter has had charge of the several special services at 
which a number of well known clergymen have ofiRciated. The 
Chapter also took charge of one of the Sunday afternoon meetings 
at the West Side Y. M. C. A., and hopes to repeat its efforts in 
that line. 

Several members of the Chapter can be found nearly every 
Sunday morning at the service conducted by the City Missionary at 
the County Hospital. This work could be greatly enlarged and ex- 
tended. The service at the Bridewell also needs men. The City 
Missionary is always glad to receive the aid of any who will take 
enough interest to come regularly and promptly. 

A large part of the work of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew 
cannot be referred to in any definite way, but the calling upon and 
visiting young men, the getting acquainted with strangers, and look- 
ing after young men who make this church their place of worship 
either regularly or occasionally, is a work that presents opportun- 
ities at all times for those who can give time and attention to it. 
This work has never been done as thoroughly as it should be, and 
probably never will, but it can be and should be done a great deal 
better than it is at present. But fourteen or fifteen men can do 
only a small part of it. 

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew has been in existence in the 
United States for twelve or thirteen years, and in that time has held 
a large number of conventions, local assembly meetings, and special 
services, has been discussed in the church and secular press, and 
still there is hardly a Brotherhood man who has not been asked by 
many churchmen, "What is this Brotherhood of St. Andrew; what 
does it do, and what is it for?" To answer this question with the 
usual reply, "The spread of Christ's Kingdom among men" is 
hardly a sufficient answer. It can hardly be answered better than it 
has been by Dr. Clinton Locke in the October Diocese. Writing of 
the Brotherhood man, he says : 

" He has of his own accord and led by the whisper of the Spirit 

JOHN A. GRIER, Third Junior Warden. 

COLLINS H. JORDAN, Fourth Junior Warde 


joined himself to a society which has for its object the deepening of 
his own spiritual life and the spiritual lives of others with whom he 
may be thrown in contact, and this he is to do through the church, 
which he professes to believe the divinely appointed Body where 
grace is to be found and the spiritual life strengthened. Just as in 
every army there is a picked corps, whose duties are more hazardous 
and from whom more is expected than from the other troops, so is 
it in the church army and, to come nearer, the parish army. The 
3t. Andrew's men form a picked corps, and on them the church de- 
volves more arduous duties and more devoted service. The rank 
and file of the young men communicants may soothe their con- 
sciences with the sweet syrup labelled 'We have done all that was 
expected of us.' The Brotherhood man cannot do that. It is his 
duty, and if he be faithful every day he will ask pardon for minim- 
izing it, not only to pray, but to pray very earnestly, not only to 
frequent church and the altar, but to do so constantly and with de- 
votion. It is his duty to do all he can to bring others to do the 
like ; to put himself greatly out to effect this, and to feel unsatisfied 
unless he accomplish it. He is called to a closer study of God's 
Will as found in His Word. He is called to a more rigid self dis- 
cipline, to a more exemplary life and to more devoted gifts of him- 
self, his strength, his means, his talents to the church and her great 
Lord. From his ranks the rector must be able to select his most 
trusty aids and from his organization must come the laymen who 
form the rock on which Christ builds His Church." 

The Brotherhood man is supposed to be " under orders." 
Wherever and whenever his rector may need him, if circumstances 
permit, he is expected to respond. There is plenty of work to do ; 
much of it is left undone ; twenty or twenty-two men is too small a 
Chapter for a parish the size of this one. A larger working force 
means a larger work done, and Epiphany Chapter is looking for 

Any baptised man over eighteen years of age can be a member. 
Meetings are held every Friday evening after the service. 


Treasurer's Report on following pas^e. 



Talbot J. H. Gorrell, Treasurer. 


Balance on hand last report . . . $ 4 8o 

Dues 19 00 

Special Assessment 13 00 

Miscellaneous 35 45 

Total $72 25 


Printing $20 25 

Men's Receptions 30 92 

Postage 7 25 

Local Council 2 00 

Brotherhood room in St. Luke's Hospital . i 00 

Dues to Council in New York . 10 00 

Balance on hand 83 

Total $72 25 



The Woman's Auxiliary. 

Officers for 1896-7 : President, Mrs.' J. M. Banks ; Vice-presi- 
dent, Mrs. Alice Cornell ; Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. S. L. K. 

Number of members 46 

Removed from the city 4 

Present number . . 42 

There were eleven regular and three special meetings during 
the year ; and addresses were given on the following subjects : 

"Work in Mexico," . . Dr. Morrison. 

"Boy's Home," .... Rev. Mr. Chattin. 

"Japanese Missions," . . . Miss Suthon. 

"Cape Mount, Africa," . . Dr. Sarah L. Walrath. 

" Indian Missions at Oneida," . Mrs. T. N. Morrison. 

The one thing we did not have was a Missionary paper ; but 
we hope for better things next year. Now that our members 
attack fearlessly all subjects from municipal reform to East Indian 
rugs, and read these papers before their clubs, they will surely be 
both able and willing to write a short paper on the Missions of the 
Church, and read it in our familiar Guild room. In this field there 
are many lines of investigation. 

As the Secretary was returning from meeting in a suburban 
parish, she heard some one say to his friend, "I never knew before 
what was meant by the Woman's Auxiliary." The Woman's Aux- 
iliary is the Woman's Department of the Board of Missions. It was 
created by the Board in October, 1871. It has diocesan branches 
in every diocese and missionary jurisdiction throughout the country 
and in foreign lands, organized under the direction, or with the 
approval of the several bishops. 

The following are the five aims proposed for the Auxiliary : 

1. The increase of Missionary funds. 

2. The circulation of Missionary publications. 

3. The education of Missionaries. 

4. The making, collecting and distributing of articles of cloth- 
ing for Missionaries and their families. 

5. The education of Missionaries' children. 

Every Churchwoman, by virtue of her Baptism only, is con- 
sidered a possible member of the Auxiliary, and in many dioceses 


a Babies' Branch has been established to emphasize the fact that 
by Baptism children become members of the General Missionary 
Society of the Church. 

In the Diocese of Chicago there are 104 branches of the Aux- 
iliary and 2,175 members. The work includes Diocesan, Domestic, 
Colored, Indian and Foreign Missions, and in Chicago, the Assis- 
tant City Missionary, Miss Clarke, St. Luke's Hospital, the Sisters 
of St. Mary, the Church Home for Aged Persons, the Comfort Club, 
and the Church Periodical Club — all need our contributions. 

We wish that every woman in the Epiphany would become a 
member of the Auxiliary. The way to become interested in the 
work is to attend the meetings. If this were done it would not be 
possible for any woman to say that she "does not know what is 
meant by the Woman's Auxiliary." Growth and zeal in. any cause 
is impossible without numbers. If we cannot give money, we can 
at least give ourselves — our prayers, our work, our influence. 

Remembering our motto, "The Field is — the World," we can 
make real our daily prayer, "Thy Kingdom Come." 

The officers for the year 1897-8 are Mrs. J. M. Banks, President; 
Mrs. T. N. Morrison, Vice President; Mrs. S. L. K. Monroe, Secre- 
tary and Treasurer. 


From May 15, J896, to May 15, 1897. 


From Dues 

" Entertainments .... 

" Pledges 

For Sisters of St. Mary .... 
" Sustentation Fund through Mrs. Bower 
" Church Home for Orphans 

" Hospital, Oneida 

" Morrison Scholarship 

" Comfort Club 


Church at Creston, la. 
Church, Boulder, Col. 
Church, Ventura, Cal. 
Missionary to Japan 
Missionary to Africa 
Anniversary Offering 
Salary, City Missionary 
Sisters, St. Mary . 
Missionary, Oneida . 
Hospital in Oneida 
Sustentation Fund 
Church Home for Orphan? . 
Bishop Brooke for Hospital 
Bishop Talbot, Clergy Fund 
Bishop McLaren, Scholarship 
Mexican, McLaren Scholarship 
General Fund . 
Parish Dues . 
Expenses . 
Balance on hand . 







17 45 










$2 38 49 

S15 00 

1 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 

25 00 

17 45 

15 00 

10 00 
55 00 

11 00 
5 00 

2 00 
5 00 
5 00 
5 00 
I 00 

34 25 

16 29 

$238 49 

Mrs. S. L. K. Monroe, 

Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Altar Guild, 


The Altar Guild has charge of the chancel, choir room, vestry 
room and chapel, together with the altar linen, vestments, and all 
like accessories of the church service. 

The members of the Altar Guild are: Mrs. D. R. Brower, chair- 
man, 597 Jackson Boulevard ; Mrs. J. W. St. John Booth, Mrs. James 
M. Banks, Mrs. C. F. Elmes, Mrs. W. S. Harvey, Mrs. T. N. Morrison, 
Mrs. VVm. Mortimer, Mrs. C. J. Magill, Mrs. Geo. E. Shipman, Mrs. 
E. C. Ward, Mrs. Augustus Van Buren, and Miss Mary L. Banks, 
secretary and treasurer, 245 Leavitt street. 

The following are the committees : Altar linen — Mrs. Brower, 
Mrs. Van Buren, Miss Banks. Altar hangings — Mrs. Ward, Mrs. 
Magill, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Mortimer. Flowers — Mrs. Brower, Mrs. 
Booth, Mrs. Mortimer. Choir Vestments — Mrs. Elmes. Vestry 
room — Mrs. Ward. 

The income of the Guild is derived from a small fixed sum given 
weekly by each member, and from occasional gifts, through the 
alms box at the church door, and otherwise. 

Treasurer's Report — From June i, i8c 
Book was issued) to October i, 1897 : 

Dues from members 
From alms box 
From Mrs. G. E. S. toward new Alb . 

From toward Easter flowers 

Making 2 comforters . 
Hemming 3 tablecloths 

(when the last Year 


1. 00 

Laundry work .... 
Flowers, palmes and Christmas decorations 
Altar book .... 
Materials for Alb . 
Materials for Amice . 
Materials for Cassock 
Re-lacquering brass work 
Cotton cloth for coverings 
Chamois skin . , . . 

Granite ware, basin and kettle 
Sundries (such as needles, pins, tape, etc.) 
Postage .... 

Total, . 

$ 93.44 


. 45.20 


• 5-41 


• 6.38 

. 2.04 

• -55 



The custom of giving- Altar flowers as memorials of those who 
have entered into the rest of Paradise is one of great beauty and 
significance. More of these memorials have been given this year 
than ever before. For two .Sundays during September the flowers 
were given by one of the choir boys. Any one wishing to give 
flowers for the altar will please notify some member of the Guild 
during the week before they are to be given, and send the 
flowers to the church the Saturday morning before. 

The members of the Guild desire to use this opportunity for 
mentioning some special needs. A red Dossal for the altar fr' use 
during Whitsuntide and on Saints' Days is needed, also red hang- 
ings for the chapel and other hangings. New surplices and cassocks 
are greatly needed, and a sense of justice is always keeping before 
us the need of replacing the large memorial offertory basin, which 
was stolen from the church several years ago. 

Any one desiring to give any of these things will please com- 
municate with the rector. If any one should desire to give money 
toward starting a fund for buying anything needed, the treasurer of 
the Guild will be very glad to receive the money. 

Mary L. Bangs, Secretary and Treasurer. 

The Church Periodical Club* 

The Church Periodical Club originated in the Church of the 
Holy Communion, New York ; from which the first periodical was 
sent out January lO, 1888. The object of the club, as most of us 
know, is to furnish to clergymen and church people in remote 
places, books, papers and literature of the best kind. 

Last year certain jurisdictions were established. Illinois repre- 
sents the Middle West with head quarters in Chicago; Missouri 
the South West branch with St. Louis for the central point. To 
Chicago is given the States of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, 
Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

Where personal interest has been established between sender and 
recipient no change will be made, but the greater part of our work 
will hereafter be done in the States above named. 

Regular contributions are few in our parish, but odd numbers 
are often sent to the librarian. As there is no fund for paying 
freight on these cannot some of us who do not give literature to 
the club, send a small amount (perhaps twenty-five cents) to the 
librarian each year to help pay these charges? 

There is a great demand for church and Sunday school papers, and 
for prayer books and hymnals, of which old editions will be accept- 
able ; but especially do we desire to increase the work along the 
lines of regular contributions, and nothing but the most careful at- 
tention to the fulfillment of promises made by them can ever raise 
the club to the greatest degree of usefulness. 

Some of us remember the touching story told at one of our 
Auxiliary meetings, of a woman who lived alone, and far away from 
her nearest neighbor and, oppressed by the burden and isolation of 
her life, made up her mind that no one cared for her, and was on 
the verge of suicide, when she received a letter and magazine from 
the librarian of a parish in an eastern city ; somewhere, one knew 
and thought of her — if only by name, and that "touch of nature 
which makes the whole world kin " saved life and reason. 

Last week we sent books and papers to a reading room in a 
small town in Iowa, which were gratefully received, and with pride 
the members sent a photograph of their new building, which the 
librarian will be glad to show to all who are interested in the work 
of the clnb. 

The report from October, 1S96, to October, 1S97, '^ -^^ follows : 
Number of persons contributing . .6 

Number of periodicals sent ... 4 

Odd numbers — books, papers and magazines . I0-| 



The Vestry of the Church of the Epiphany, 


D. D.. L. L. D.. D. C. L. OXON. 

Second Bishoi. ol lilinois. 

Born August 19. 1S03, 

■(! 10. 1X51. Died Augu.-;! 10. 1S74. 

The Ministering Children's League. 

The Ministering Children's League is steadily growing in num- 
bers and interest. For the year 1896-7 the children met promptly 
at two o'clock on Saturday afternoons, receiving valuable vocal in- 
struction from Mrs. Mather, and drilling in the prayer and motto of 
the League by the president, after which they were instructed in 
several lines of fancy work. 

The support of a little girl at St. Mary's Home was assumed by 
the League, which meant quite an undertaking for these little folks. 
As their monthly dues v/ere hardly adequate, they gave a most suc- 
cessful entertainment, from which they realized S50.40. The talent 
was entirely from the League with the exception of the able assis- 
tance rendered by Master Howard Williams. The twenty-nine 
members of the League worked faithfully, being loving, kind and 
helpful to others. 


Picnic $ 2.45 

Tally Ho 47-45 

Sandwiches 4.61 ■ 

Bazaar, 93-00 

Articles disposed of after Bazaar, . . .15.12 
Rag Doll Entertainment, .... 50.46 

Monthly dues, 16.95 

Easter Offering 37.55 


To Treasurer of Parish, S40.OO 

To Treasurer of Parish, 93-00 

Easter Offering, 82.05 

Woman's Auxiliary Work 10.00 

St. Mary's Home ' 20.00 

Clothing for M. G., 1.93 

Cash on hand 20.41 


The League will meet every Tuesday afternoon from Septem- 
ber, 1897, to May, 1898, at four o'clock. 

Ofificers of the year 1897-8 : Mrs. Geo. Eagle, President ; Mrs. 
A. S. Curlett, Secretary and Treasurer ; Miss Zoe Tuthill, Musical 
Director ; Mrs. N. W. Norris, Mrs. M. A. Doane, Miss Annie Heper, 
Miss Carrie Earle, Mrs. Coarse, Associates. 

The Epiphany Guild. 

Among the vigorous organizations of the Church of the Epiph- 
any is the Epiphany Guild. It works winter and summer, never 
missing a meeting and alv/ays ready to respond to all calls, parochial, 
mission and benevolent. It has a membership of 27 and meets 
on each Wednesday, the members gathering about eleven o'clock, 
luncheon being served at half-past twelve, and the work going on in 
the afternoon. The following is the report furnished by Mrs. Eagle, 
the President of the Guild, whose faithfulness in season and out 
of season has made this Society one of the most useful of all our 
Guilds : 

It was a desire to bring young girls together under the guidance 
of the church, to interest them in missionary work, that first sug- 
gested the organization of the Epiphany Guild. Three years later, 
1890, the M. C. L. was organized, and the Guild became a parish 
society, giving one-tenth to missions. Previous to 1895 we contri- 
buted S424.OO for the parish work. December 1st, 1S95, '^'''^ Guild 
was reorganized, admitting married women with the yonng girls. 
They have worked together in harmony and have felt that the}' were 
a material help to each other. 

1895 — Mrs. G. G. Eagle, president ; ]\Iiss Farnham, vice-president ; 
Miss Manny, recording secretary ; Miss Langdon, corresponding 
secretary ; Mrs. S. H. Smith, treasurer ; Mrs. Michaels, Miss 
Copland and Mrs. Geo. Bollinger, directors. 

Junior Branch of the Epiphany Guild: Miss Algenia Gould, presi- 
dent ; Miss Bessie Zimmerman, secretary ; Miss Eiise McLeod, 
Amount raised for Missions, Charity and the Parish, S208.60. 

1896 — Mrs. G. G. Eagle, president; Miss Farnham, vice-president ; 
Miss Manny, recording secretary ; Miss Langdon. correspond- 
ing secretary ; Mrs. S. H. Smith, treasurer ; Mrs. Michaels, Miss 
Copland and Mrs. Geo. Bollinger, directors. 

Junior Branch of the Epiphany Guild : Miss Algenia Gould, presi- 
dent : Miss Bessie Zimmerman, secretary ; Miss Elise McLeod, 
Amount raised for Missions, Charity and the Parish, S414.00. 

1897 — Epiphany Guild : 10 a. m. to 5 p. m., Mrs. G.G. Eagle, presi- 
dent ; Mrs. S. H. Smith, vice-president ; Mrs. T. E. Kozer, Miss 
Peugeot, directors ; Miss Manny, secretary and treasurer. 
The financial statement will not be made until May 1st, 189S. 

Woman^s Bible Class* 

The Woman's Bible Class enters upon its third year with the 
study of St. John's gospel and the harmony of the four gospels. 

The average attendance has been twenty with a floating atten- 
dance of ten more. 

Let us ask the question, what is the Woman's Bible Class for ? 

If you turn to Acts, 1st chapter, and read the I2th, 13th and 14th 
verses, you will notice that it is 2i faithful few who had been with our 
Blessed Lord in His going out and coming in for forty days after 
His resurrection, teaching the apostles of His doctrine and His 
Kingdom. He now leaves them to go to His Heavenly home, to 
reign as King, and to be the unseen worker with them through the 
Holy Spirit in laying the Church, beginning at Jerusalem and going 
on throughout the world. The Holy Spirit was to come to them not 
many days hence, and they were told to wait, so they returned from 
A'lt. Olive to the little upper room, which had grown very dear to 
them and sacred by the presence of the "glorified body of their 
blessed Savior." 

Now please notice who were with the eleven apostles, "the 
woman and Mary, the mother of Jesus, all with one accord in suppli- 
cation and prayer." We now see for the first time at the very begin- 
ning of the little Christian church women are included as workers 
with the ministry of God's Kingdom, Please observe what a privi- 
lege is brought to women in the beginning, and as "The Faith " has 
brought us in as workers, how earnestly we should study God's writ^ 
ten words to be intelligent workers, since in His church this life is a 
preparatory school for " Eternal life "and the "Written Word" is 
our guide and makes plain to our hearts God's will. 

As a graduate of the " Home Study of Holy Scriptures," let me 
urge upon you to take up this study as laid out under Miss Smiley's 
direction. You will never know the enlarged life it gives unless you 
do. You may never know the beauties of a spiritual life that comes 
to one who is brought so near by the daily study of eternal life. 
Mere reading of the "Written Words" does not give us the search- 
ing that we must do. If you cannot take up the study, at least at- 
tend the Woman's Bible Class, where an opportunity is given you to 
pick up many seeds that will grow to you for this life and the one to 
come, which is coming so fast to you all. 

The study is so near to my heart, and has so become part of 
myself that I feel my mission is now to urge a greater and more regu- 
A7,- attendance at the class of the women of this parish, to a better 
understanding of God's Written Word, so that you can be a better 
trained and more intelligent helper to your rector in his ministry of 


your parish. Come forward to help the visible kingdom for the in- ' 
visible, and be one of God's saints for His work. The Woman's 
Bible Class meets every Sunday evening at half past six. A quiet 
hour in the "Upper Room," to learn what St. John tells us in his 
gospel, 17th chapter, 3d verse, and to remember the "secret of the 
Lord is with them that fear Him," as told us in 25th Psalm, 14th 
verse, "and He will make known to us His covenant." 


Girls' Friendly Society. 

Epiphany Branch. 

The Girls' Friendly Society, modeled after and bearing the same 
name, and in alliance with the Girls' Friendly Society of England, 
Scotland, Ireland and Canada, was established in this country in 
1877, and has steadily increased in numbers and efficiency. 

The society is organized for the improvement and entertainment 
of girls and young woman, and also to unite and strengthen them in 
the bonds of friendliness and mutual interest. The society makes 
no restrictions as to church attendance, and admits all who are wil- 
ling to conform to a few simple rules under the guidance of asso- 

The society endeavors to encourage purity of life, dutifulnessto 
parents, faithfulness to employers and thrift, and in every way to 
raise the standard of womanhood by providing an association to 
which it may be a recommendation to belong. 

The Epiphany Branch of this society was organized July 30, 
1888, the first admission of members being held October 24, 1888. 
The first associates were Mrs. Allen H. King, Mrs. Geo. G. Eagle, 
Mrs. Rose Emma Brooks, the Misses Burgess, E. J. Robins and 
Eaton. Of the first members admitted we have only one left — Miss 
Josephine Dudley — the others having moved too far to attend, or 
having married. We have now five senior members entitled to wear 
the "Constancy Pin," which means that they havean unbroken mem- 
bership of five years. We have lost many members by marriage ; 
yet while they cease to be members on their wedding day, they still 
have an interest in our, work and we in their welfare. 

The Working Associates must be church women, who are ex- 
pected to be as regular as possible at the meetings of the society, 
and at all times to look after the members under their charge. The 
Honorary Associates are not under any obligations to attend the 
meetings, but by paying the annual fee of one dollar show their in- 
terest in and approval of the objects of the society. As the dues of the 
girls are merely nominal, it is possible for any one to join, and an 
invitation is extended to all young women over fourteen years of 
age to connect themselves with the Epiphany Branch. The eve- 
nings are so divided that a part of every meeting is devoted to 
recreation; yet the meetings are a real help to all who desire to 


lead a christian life. The society provides a letter of introduction 
which entitles any member of the Girls' Friendly Society to ad- 
mission of the meetings of any Branch to which it is presented. 

The Epiphany Branch has now 32 members, 5 probationers, 10 
working associates and 4 honorary associates. 

Receipts for year from April 30, 1896, to April 

30, 1897, .... S169.94 

Expenditures and benevolences, same year, 102.40 

Balance on hand, . . S67.54 


Secretary and Treasurer. 

Meetings are held every Wednesday evening in Parish building. 


The King's Daughters* 

Some ten years ago the wish "not to live to one's self, but unto 
others" in the heart of one of our young parishioners found expres- 
sion in the forming of St. Margaret's circle of the King's Daughters. 
Ten was our number, which for several years remained intact ; then 
the changes came, vacancies occurred and were filled ; more were 
added to our numbers bringing on new faces, kindly hearts and 
willing hands, so that now we number twenty-two. 

The work for the most part has been quietly and steadily carried 
on, and has been effective, generally speaking, and always so in the 
reflex action on the circle. Families have been looked after, indi- 
viduals helped to help themselves, hospitals visited and more kind 
words said and deeds done than will ever be told. And now at the 
beginning of a new year I look gratefully around at the many new 
faces added to our circle, but all containing the same beautiful ex- 
pression of love and courage, and eagerness to be of the best 
assistance to our rector, whose hands and heart are so full. The 
officers of the society are Miss Virginia Sayre, president; Miss 
Annie Paterson, vice-president ; Miss A. Baker, secretary ; Miss L. 
Kimball, treasurer. 

Our meetings are held every other Monday, in the Parish build- 
ing, at four o'clock. 

The following is the treasurer's report for the year ending May 
1st, 1896 : 


Dues, . . . - . . $ 34-28 

Entertainments, .... 114.22 

Donations, .... 16.50 


Expenses for Entertainments, . . $39-64 

Postage 33 

Charity, ..... 22.75 

Benevolent work of the Parish, . 96.50 

Merchandise, .... .78 

Cash on hand, balance, .... 5.00 



We hope to do this year among young women what the Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew attempts to do among young men — welcome 
them to the church; cheer and brighten the lives of the strayed 
and lonely, and do what is possible in helping by personal ministry, 
as well as in other ways, the suffering and the distressed. 



JAMES M. BANKS, Fifth Junior Warden. 


Junior Brotherhood of St, Andrews* 

This is an active organization of boys, consisting of the follow- 
ing members : 

William Bott, io6 Congress street ; Alfred Bott, io6 Congress 
street ; John Bott, io6 Congress street ; Henry Summers, 200 west 
I2th street ; Matthew Summers, 200 west 12th street ; William 
Crosby, 508 west 15th street ; Walter Courtin, 646 west 14th street ; 
Fred Stephens, 549 west 15th street; Robert Hill, 512 Whipple 
street; Henry Miller, 521 west Polk street; William Parker, 680 
south Waustenau avenue; Thomas J. Bumpus, 15 north Ashland 
avenue; Nevin Morrison, 260 Ashland boulevard; Edward Hobbs, 
251 south May street; William Stephens, 549 west 15th street; 
Clark Warren, 164 Aberdeen street. 

The following are the officers for the year 1897 ^"^ 1898 : 
Director, Henry Miller ; vice-director, Robert Hill ; treasurer, 
William Crosby ; secretary, William Parker. 

The society meets every Monday evening. After devotional ex- 
ercises, conducted by the director, such business is transacted as may 
be brought before the meeting, and then an hour is given to manual 
training or amusement as the boys may choose. This part of the 
work is under the care of Mr. George W.Macauley and Mr. Frederick 
H. Deknatel. Mr. Edward M. Van Patten then drills the boys in 
physical culture exercises, and at ten o'clock the society adjourns. 
The attendance is usually about 14, and great interest is manifested 
by the boys in the meetings. They are most of them communicants 
and attend the Sunday School. Boys of from 12 to 18 are asked to 
connect themselves with this society. 

The report of the Junior Order Brotherhood of St. Andrews 
treasurer, from December 28, 1896, to November 29, 1897, is as fol- 
lows : 

Cash received, .... S6.90 

Ca.7h paid out, . . .4.15 

Cash on hand, . 82. 75 

Outstanding dues, . . .1.00 



The Young Men^s League, 

This organization was started in 1894, under the care of the Rev. 
John Chattin, who was then acting as lay reader at the Epiphany. 

The purpose of the rector, and in this he was cordially second- 
ed by Mr. Chattin, was to hold the young communicants of the 
parish in some sort of relation to the Church during the trying years 
when so many young men, thinking themselves too old for the Sun- 
day School, are apt to wander away and become for a time at least 
indifferent. Many of the boys who founded the League had been 
members of the choir, and had been confirmed and had communed. 
Others had not become identified with the corporate life of the 
Church, but all were promising boys, many of whom have developed 
into manly and christian young men — for they are no longer boys 
and claim to be what their name indicates, members of the Young 
Men's League. 

Mr. Chattin was the first president, and only resigned in May, 
1895, on his ordination. The second president was Mr. M. D. Tal- 
cott, who continued president until January, 1898. Since that time 
time Mr. E. E. Hooper has been Director, having been appointed by 
the rector; a president being elected from the ranks of the society 

The ofificers for the present year are : E. E. Hooper, director; 
William Smale, president ; J. F. Craddock, vice-president ; VV. J. 
Hamlin, treasurer ; J. H. Walker, secretary; C. N. Hitchcock, T. J. 
Dorman, librarians. 

Meetings are held every second Tuesday. 

The league expect to give their annual entertainment some time 
in February, and ask all their friends to rally to their support. 

The League has also a Bible Class for young men which meets 
in the choir room every Sunday ten minutes after the close of the 
service. The Rector gives his personal attention to this class and is 
taking the attendants through an interesting survey of Jewish his- 
tory. All young men are welcome, and strangers are urged to 

The Corporate Communion of the League is at the half-past ten 
service on the first Sunday of the month, in brotherly union with St. 
Andrew's Brotherhood, after the congregation at large have com- 



The following are active members December 1st, 1897 • E. E. 
Hooper, William Smale, Edward B. Cowper, A. J. Vane, T. J. Dor- 
man, A. C. Oakland, L. G. fackson, J. C. Hunter, E. ]. Scott, W. J. 
Hamlin, J. H. Walker. J. F. Craddock, H. S. Vane, ]. H. Standart, 
C. W. Hitchcock, E. N. Smith, S. S. Smith, George Willamson, G. 
Mazanti, Chas. McDonell, J. P. Daily, Joseph Ridley, W. F. Fritts, 
Robert Ross, F. W. Dickhart. 

The Missionary Council, 

The rector in 1891 appointed a Missionary Council to take 
charge of collecting and disbursing all moneys collected for missions. 
The first appointment was Mr. M. D. Talcott, chairman ; Mr. J. M. 
Banks, treasurer ; Mr. D. B. Salisbury, secretary. The present officers 
areas follows : Mr. E. C. Ward, chairman ; Mr. J. M. Banks, treas- 
urer ; Mr. D. B. Salisbury, secretary. 

The following is a statement of the pledges and moneys re- 
ceived up to May 1st, 1897 • 

Number of Persons Amount of the 

Year. who Pledged. Amount Pledged. Cash Co lections. 

892-2 233 81,619.30 $291.28 

892-3 143 855.25 46.66 

893-4 188 799-80 24.96 

894-5 227 1,084.45 '4179 

895-6 262 1,023.68 151-71 

896-7 300 1,028.74 162.76 

26,411.22 S819.16 

The Candy Guild* 

Among the parochial organizations which have helped to pay 
for the new church has been this unique society. It has never had 
any place in any published list of parish societies, and has never had 
any officers, except some one who, by mutual understanding among 
the workers, has acted as treasurer. In trying to complete a gen- 
eral survey of our work, this band of helpers can not be over- 
looked, and the following is a summary of the information furnished 
by one who has been associated with "The Candy Guild " from the 
beginning of its labors : 

The Candy Guild was started by a few members of the Young 
Ladies Guild, in the spring of 1884, to raise money for an Easter 
offering, and in the fall of that year was organized to meet weekly, 
giving two days of every week to the work. The candy was made for 
several years at the homes of Mrs. E. S. Warren, Mrs. Adam Short, 
Mrs. C. C. Boyles and Mrs. Charles Chandler. After that they met 
at the Parish building, using the kitchen there. While there is no 
accurate account of the number of pounds made, it is safe to say that 
they have sold about five thousand pounds of candy, realizing 
a net profit of a little more than two thousand dollars. They paid 
S750 for gas fixtures in the church, and $500 for a memorial tablet 
to Bishop Chase. 

The following is the list of the original members: Mrs. Adam 
Short, Mrs. E. S. Warren, Mrs. J. M. H. Burgett, Mrs. F. H. Clark, 
Mrs. Jesse Lyons, Mrs. Charles Chandler, Mrs. J. M. Locke, Miss 
Jennie Oakley, Miss Kate H. Morrison, Miss Belle D. Morrison, 
Miss Louise W. Swazey and Mrs. Albert Barnes. 

The following members were added afterwards : Mrs. Frederick 
Deknatel, Mrs. Charles Castle, Mrs. John Carr, Mrs. Charles Smith, 
Mrs. William Jones, Mrs. Arthur Perry, Mrs. H. H. Hooper, Mrs. 
William Bradshaw, Mrs. Willis Shernian, Mrs. F. G. Hattendorf, 
Mrs. L. H. Evans, Mrs. Gillette, Miss Mary Banks, Miss Minnie 
Hager, Mrs. John Locke, Mrs. Lester Newell. 






Chicago — Epiphany — J 868. 
J^ec/or—The Rev. R. F. Sweet. 
Churth'wa}-dens—\i. W. Page, George 

Families 51 ; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 8 ; Total of souls, 160. 
Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 3 ; 

Female, 2 ; Total, 5. Scholars ; 

Male, 15 ; Female, 34 ; Total, 49. 
Evening Prayer— Sundays, 22. 
Sermons, 22. 
Contributions — Parish Purposes : 

Total for Parish purpose s, S4,3977o. 

Total of Offerings, $4,397.70. 

This Parish was organized on Eas- 
ter Monday of this year, from families 
in the vicinity of Jefferson Park. Ser- 
vices have been held since that time 
in the Presbyterian Church near the 
corner of Adams and Throop streets 
every Sunday, the Clergy of the city 
kindly conducting the same until about 
the 1st of August, since which time 
the Rev. March Chase, Deacon, has 
been officiating. A Sunday School has 
been established, and is steadily in- 
creasing its numbers. 

A lot has been purchased on the east 
side of Jefferson Park, and a Church 
is now being erected upon the same, 
which will be completed in the month 
of November, with the capacity of 
seating four hundred persons, and 
which will cost about A liberal 
subscription has been secured, and 
the prospect of the Parish are highly 

Chicago— Epiphany— J869. 

AWtor—REV. Richard F. Sweet. 

Families, 70 ; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 17; Total of souls, 298. 

Baptisms — Infants, 9 ; Adults, 3 ; To- 
tal, 12. 

Confirmed, 9 ; Marriages, 3 ; Burials, 

Communicants — Admitted, 9; Re- 
ceived, loi ; Removed, 6; Died, i. 
Present number, no. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 3 ; 
Female, 12; Total, 15. Scholars: 
Male, 54; Female, 70; Total, 124. 

Public Catechetical Instruction, num- 
ber times, 12 ; Catechumens, 124. 

Holy Communion — Public : Sundays, 
12 ; Other days, 2 ; Total, 14. Pri- 
vate, 2. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 40 ; Other 
days, 18; Total, 58. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 46 ; Other 
days, 30 ; Total, 76. 

Sermons, ill; Lectures and other 
Addresses, 12. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Alms at Holy Communion, §177.89; 
Pew Rental, §3,076.84 ; Collections 
and other Receipts, 83,803.66, Sun- 
day School, §375,97. Total §7,434.36. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Mission, §150.62 ; 

Diocesan Fund, Donation, §25.00 ; 

All Sair 


All Saints' M 

, §55-00 

§25.00 ; 
; Total, 

General — Domestic Missions, §15.80; 

Nashotah, §100.00. Total, §1 15,80. 

Total of Offerings, §7,780.78. 

The Rector took charge of this 
new Parish on All Saints' Day, 1868. 
We worshiped in the Church building 
for the first time on the second Sun- 
day in Advent, the Bishop being with 
us, preaching, and celebrating the 
Holy Communion. Since then the 
Parish has been steadily growing, 
under the Divine blessing, and gives 
promise of permanency and future 
usefulness. The Rector begs to ac- 
knowledge the many kind and valued 
offices of the city Clergy during the 
past year. 


Chicago -Epiphany — 1 870. 

Rector— Kev. Richard F. Sweet. 

Churchwardens— D. W. Page, George 

Families, 74 ; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 12 ; Total of souls, 313. 

Baptisms— Infants, 18 ; Adults, i. To- 
tal, 19. 

Confirmed, 5; Marriages, 6; Burials, 

Communicants — Admitted, 5 ; Re 
ceived, 23 ; Removed, 20 ; Died, 5. 
Present number, 113. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 2 ; 
Female, 13; Total, 15. Scholars: 
Male, 47 ; Female, 67 ; Total, 114. 

Public Catechetical Instruction, num- 
ber times, 12; Catechumens, 114. 

Holy Communion— Public : Sundays, 
14 ; Other days, i ; Total, 15. Pri- 
vate, 4. 

Morning Prayer— Sundays, 40: Other 
days, 44; Total, 93. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 50; Other 
days, 33; Total, 83. 

Sermons, 116; Lectures and other Ad- 
dresses, g. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Alms at Holy Communion, S262.07; 
Pew Rental, $3,046.88; Collections 
and other Receipts, 81,514-08; Sun 
day School, S200.00; Total, 85,023.03. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Missions, S70.91: 
Diocesan Fund, S198.00; Aged and 
Infirm Clergy Fund, S21.50; Total, 

General — Foreign Missions, S48.00. 
Total of Offerings, 85,361.44- 

Chicago -Epiphany— J 87 1. 

Rector— \' acAXxX. 

Churchwardens— \i. W. Page, Geo. 

Baptisms — Infants, 33 ; Adults, 4 ; To- 
tal, 37. 

Confirmed, 9 ; Marriages, 9 ; Burials, 

Communicants — A d m i 1 1 e d, 9 ; Re- 
ceived, 25; Removed, 22; Dieri, 
3 ; Present number, 122. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 12 ; Schol- 
ars,' lOO- 
At present, without a Rector, owing 

to the recent death of Rev. Dr. Chas. 

.VI. Fox. The Parish, however, is 

flourishing, and, under an acceptable 

rector, would grow rapidly and be 

very prosperous. 

Chicago —Epiphany — \ 872. 

Rector— Ktv. Chas. H. W. Stocking, 
D. D. 

Churchwardens — D. W. Page, George 

Families, about 120; Individuals not 
thus included, about 50; Total of 
souls, 500. 
Baptisms — Infants, 10; Adults, 3; To- 
tal, 13. 
Confirmed, 19; Marriages, 12; Burials, 

Communicants — Admitted, 25; Re- 
ceived, 117; Removed, 42; Died, 5: 
Present number, 200. 
Sunday School — Teachers: Male, 5; 
Female, 7; Total, 12. Scholars: 
Total, 150. 
Public Catechetical Instructions, 37; 

Catechumens, 150. 
Holv Communion — Public : Sundays, 
I'r; Other days, 5; Total, 16. Pri- 
vate, 5. 
Morning Prayer— Sundavs, 36; Other 

days, 52; Total, 88. 
Evening Prayer — Sundays, 36; Other 

days, 49; Total, 85. 
Sermons, 71 ; Lectures and other Ad- 
dresses, 13. 
Contributions — Parochial: 

Alms at Holy Communion, S213.33: 
Sunday School, S175.50; Buildings, 
Improvements and Incidentals, 
55,128.07; Charitable, 225.00. Total, 
85,74 1 -go- 
Diocesan — Diocesan Missions, S22.80: 
Diocesan Fund, amount assessed, 
S150.00; Amount paid, Si 50.00 ; 
Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, 
829.50; Total, S202.30. Total of 
Offerings, S5,944-2o. 
The above report dates only from 
December 17, 1871, when the present 
incumbent took charge of the Parish. 
The records of the Parish, both statist- 
ical and financial, having been burned 
in the Great Fire of October 9th, the 
Rector finds it impossible to present 
anything more than an approxiniately 
correct report. The vacancy in the 
Rectorship, and the temporary demor- 
alization incident to the Great Fire, 
both contributed to weaken and em- 
barrass the Parish, but it is the 
rector's privilege to report at the 
present tmie a most substantial and 
unexpected prosperity. The acces- 
sions to the Parish ha\-e been con- 


stant since the first day of the present 
rectorship, and the supply of pews is 
unequal to the demand. The debt, 
none of which had been paid since the 
formation of the Parish, is now being 
gradually removed, and the Rector 
linds abundant promise, on every 
hand, of a vigorous, sustained and 
healthy Church life that promises 
noble things for the future. 

Chicago -Epiphany— J873. 

Rector— Ktv. Cha.s. H. W. Stocking. 
D. D. 

Chvrchwardens — D a n i e 1 Webster 
Page, George Gardner. 

Families, 132; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 50; Total of souls, 620. 

Baptisms — Infants, 26; Adults, 4; To- 
tal, 30. 

Confirmed, 13; Marriages, 22; Burials, 

Communicants — Admitted, 13 ; Re- 
ceived, 113; Removed, go; Died, 
6; Present number, 230. 

Sunday School — Teachers : Male, 6: 
Female, 10; Total, 16. Scholars: 

Public Catechetical Instructions, 52 ; 
Catechumens, 150. 

Holy Communion — Public : Sundavs, 
15; Other days, 6; Total 2i. Pri- 
vate, 6. 

.Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 30; Total, 82. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 66; Other 
days, 50; Total, 116. 

Sermons, iio; Lectures and other Ad- 
dresses, 8. 

Contributions— V3.xoc\\\s.\ : 

Alms at Holy Communion, S328.81 ; 
Thanksgiving Decorations, §12,75; 
Christmas Tree, 895,97; Sunday 
School, S150.00; Banners, S55.00; 
Mite Society, 850.00 ; Buildings, 
Improvements and Incidentals, 
85,126.82; Christmas Gifts to Rec- 
tor, in Books and Monev, $485.00; 
Total, 86,334.35- 

Diocesan — Diocesan Missions 896.76; 
Diocesan Fund, amount assessed, 
$150.00; Amount paid. Si 50.00 ; 
Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, 
$69.25; St. Luke's Hospital, $277.75; 
St. Mary's, Knoxville, S50.00. To- 
tal. $64.3.76. 

General — Domestic Missions, $16.70 ; 

Increase of the Ministry, 825.00; 

Missions in Texas (Rev. Mr. Starr), 

S20.00. Total, S61.70. Total of 

Offerings, $7,049.81. 

Besides the services above men- 
tioned, the Rector reports others 
rendered at various times in Connect- 
icut, New York, Alabama, Texas and 
Indiana. The Parish is in excellent 
condition, the debt has been reduced 
the past year about 82,000.00, and an 
enlargement of the Church is con- 
templated at an early day. The rec- 
tor desires, furthermore," to express 
his gratitude to his beloved parishion- 
ers for the and change given 
him, through their generosity, in his 
late Southern tour. 

Chicago —Epiphany— 1874. 

Rcctor~Kfi\. H. W. Stocking, D. D. 
CInirchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 

George Gardner. 
Families, 140 ; Individuals not thus 

included, 60 ; Total of Souls, 700. 
Baptisms — Infants, 18; Adults, 4; total, 

Confirmed, 9 ; Marriages, 16 ; Burials, 

Communicants — Admitted, 10 ; Rec'd, 
48; Removed 21 ; Died, 6. Pres- 
ent number, 261. 

Sunday School — Teachers ; Male, 5 ; 
Female, 12; Total, 17. Scholars, 
Total, 170. 

Public Catechetical Instructions, 12 ; 
Catechumens, 170. 

Holy Communion — Public: Sundays, 
16; Other days, 6; Total, 22. Pri- 
vate, 6. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 37; Total, 89. 

Evening Praver — Sundays, 52 ; Other 
days, 18: Total, 70. 

Sermons, 109 ; Lectures and other 
Addresses, 11. 

Contributio7is — Parochial : 

Alms at Holy Communion (of 
which, for the poor, 890.00; for 
Sunday purposes, S86.64), §176.64; 
Sunday School, 8365,29; Christmas 
Tree, S60.27; Mite Society, 824.16; 
Buildings, Improvement and In- 
cidentals, 82,271.06 ; Debt and In- 
terest, $1,709.83. Total, 84,607.25. 


Diocesan—Diocesan Missions, S104. 1 2: 
Diocesan Fund, amount paid, 
$200.00; Aged and Infirm Clergy 
Fund, S64.10; St. Peter's Mission, 
S7.81; St. Luke's Hospital, §270.00; 
St. Mary's, Knoxville, $33.00. To- 
tal, S67Q,33. 

General — Domestic Missions, $14.00. 
Total, $14.00. Total of Offerings, 

Chicago— Epiphany — J 875. 

Rector— Kev. Benja.min A. Rogers. 

Churchivardens— Daniel W. Page, 
Geo. Gardner. 

Families, 91; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 50; Total of souls, 510; 

Baptisms — Infants, 21; Adults, 3; To- 
tal, 24. 

Marriages, 10; Burials, 12. 

Communicants — Removed, 47 ; Died, 
4; Present number: Male, 40 ; Fe- 
male, 170; Total, 210. 

Sunday School — Teachers ; Male 5; 
Female, 9; Total, 14. Scholars: 
Male. 50; Female, 70; Total, 120. 

Public Catechetical Instructions, 6 ; 
Catechumens, 75. 

Holy Communion — Public: Sundays, 

Morning Prayer— Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 3; Total, 55. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 50 ; Other 
days, 25; Total, 75. 

Contributions— Vz.xoc\\:\s.\ : 

Alms at Holy Communion, Si 59.38; 
Choir, $1,140.65; Sexton, S350.00 ; 
Easter, Si. 428.38; Interest and Sun- 
dries, $1,442.76. Total, §4,521.17. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Missions, S78.25; 
Diocesan Fund. $240.00. Tota'l, 

General— Domestic Missions. S40.37. 
Total, $40.37. Total of Offerings. 
The late Rector, Rev. Chas. H. 

\V. Stocking, D. D., resigned and re- 
moved to Detroit, July i, 1875. 

The Rev. Benj. A. Rogers, of the 

Diocese of Texas, has been called to 

the rectorship, and has accepted the 


D. W. Page, Senior Warden. 
Geo. Gardner. Junior Warden. 

Chicago- Epiphany 1876. 

AVcA-T— Rev. Benj. \. Rogkrs. 

Churchiuardeiis—V). W. Page, George 

Families, 100; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, about 75; Total of souls, 
about 500. 

Baptisms— Infants, 11; Adults, 4. To- 
tal, 15. 

Confirmed, 16; Marriages, 5; Burials, 

Communicants— Received, 32 ; Ad- 
mitted, 16; Whole number added, 
48; Removed, 93; Died, 5. Present 
number: Males, 50; Females, no. 
Total, 160. 

Sundav School— Teachers : Males, 4; 
Females, 12. Total, 16. Scholars: 
Males, 42; Females, 68. Total, no. 

Public Catechetical Instructions, 10; 
Catechumens, 75. 

Holy Communion — Public, 57; Pri- 
vate, 4. Total, 61. 

Morning Prayer— Sundays, 52; Other 
Days, 10. Total, 62. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 46 ; Other 
days, 50. Total, 96. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, Alms, etc., S185.59; Ex- 
penses of Parish and Sunday 
School, including a 1 1 salaries, 
$4,722.10. Total, $4,957.69. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Missions, S65.00; 
Diocesan Fund, S109.00; Aged and 
Infirm Clergv Fund, $15.12; St. 
Luke's Hospital, S162.60. Total, 
$43772. . . 

General— Domestic Missions, §28.12. 
Total, $28.12. Total of Offerings, 

Chicago — Epiphany — \ UTI. 

Kector—Ktv. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Churchwardens— Daniel W. Page, 
George Gardner. 

Families, 95; Individuals not thus in 
eluded, 49. Total of souls, 356. 

Baptisms— Infants. 9; Adults, 4. To- 
tal, 13. 

Confirmed, 24: Marriages, 4 ; Burials. 

Communicants— Received, 49; .Ad- 
mitted, 24; Whole number added, 
73; Removed, 95. Present number: 
Males, 52; Females, 138. Total, 
I go. 

Sunday School— Teachers: Males, 4: 
Females, 14. Total, iS. Scholars: 
Males, 40; Females, 70. Total, no. 


Public Catechising, 12; Number 
Catechised, 110. 

Holy Communion — Public, 26; Pri- 
vate, 3. Total, 29. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays. 52; Other 
days, 10. Total, 62. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 51; Other 
days, 47. 'Total, 98. 

Coniriiuiza>!s— Parochial : 

Charities, Alms, etc., §123.53; E.x- 
penses of Parish and Sunday 
School, including a 1 1 salaries, 
53,491.33; Church Debts and Inter- 
est. Total, §5,174.73. 

Diocesan— Diocesan Missions, S75-00; 
Diocesan Fund, SiQO.oo; Aged and 
Infirm Clergy Fund, $14.73 ; 
Bishop's Fund for Candidates, 
S20.81 ; St. Luke's Hospital, S164.1S. 
Total, S464.52. 

General — Domestic Missions, S55.00; 
Education for Holy Orders, S23.00. 
Total, S78.00. Total of Offerings, 

Chicago —Epiphany— J 878. 

Rector— Kev. Thodore N. Morri- 
son, Jr. 
C hurchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 

George Gardner. 
Families, 105 ; Individuals not thus 

included, 53. Total of souls, 430. 
Baptisms — Infants, 16; Adults, 8. To- 
tal, 24. 
Confirmed, 14; Marriages, 12; Burials, 

Communicants — Received, 61 ; Ad- 
mitted, 14 ; Removed, 44 ; Died, 
3. Present number : Males, 68 ; 
Females, 150. Total, 218. 

Sunday School— Teachers : Male, 4 : 
Females, 17. Total, 21. Scholars- 
Males, 52; Females, 70. Total, 122. 

Public Catechisings, 12; Catechised, 

Holy Communion — Public, 59; Private 
3. Total, 62. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 39; Other 
days, 6. "Total, 45. 

Evening Prayer— Sundays, 39; Other 
days, 6g. Total, 108. 

Contributions — Parochial : Charities, 
Alms, etc., S239.20; Expenses of 
Parish and Sunday School, includ- 
ing all salaries, $2,443.59 ; Church 
Debts and Interest, 81,457.98. To- 
tal, 4,140.77- 

Diocesan — Diocesan Missions, Sioo; 
Diocesan Fund, S120.00; Aged and 
Infirm Clergy Fund, S19.00 ; 
Bishop's Fund for Candidates, 
S44.87; St. Luke's Hospital, S162.15. 
Total, S446.02. Total of Offerings, 

Chicago -Epiphany— 1879. 

Rector— K&v. T. N. Morrison, Jr. 

Churchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 
George Gardner. 

Vestryme}t—C. J. Magill, H. D. Oak- 
ley, J. H. Grier, M. D. Talcott, R. 
H. Walker, J. H. French, E. S. 
Boynton, I. N. Holden. 

Families, no; Individualsnot thus in- 
cluded, 40 ; Number of souls, 450. 

Baptisms — Infants, 20; Adults, 6. To- 
tal, 26. 

Confirmed, 24: Marriages, 22; Burials, 

Communicants — Number last report- 
ed, 218; Received, 37; Admitted by 
Confirmation, 24. Total number 
added, 61. Removed, 32; Died, 3. 
Present number : Males, 81 ; Fe- 
males, 163. Total, 244. 

Contributions — Parochial : Charities, 
S352.70; Expenses, 83.563-17; 
Church Debt and Interest, §2,009.- 
77; Church Work, S300.00. Total, 

Diocesan — Missions, S122.75 ; Fund, 
$182.50; Aged and Infirm Clergy, 
S27.50; Bishop's Fund for Candi- 
dates, S11.05; St. Luke's Hospital, 
$576.01. Total, S919.81. 

General — Yellovif Fever Sufferers, 
$63.00. Grand Total , $7,3 1 8.8 1 . 

Chicago — Epiphany — J 880. 

Rector— Rev. T. N. Morrison, Jr. 

Churchwardens — D. W. Page, George 

Vestrymen — J. H. Grier, I. H. Holden, 
C. J. Magill, R. H. Walker, H. D. 
Oakley, E. S. Boynton, M. D. Tal- 
cott, J. H. French. 

Families, 113; Individualsnotthus in- 
cluded, 46. Total of souls, 500. 

Baptisms — Infants, 11; Adults, 10; 
Total, 21. 

Confirmed, 17: Marriages, 18; Burials, 


Communicants —Xumber last report- 
ed, 244 ; Received, 20; Admitted 
by Confirmation, 17. Total num- 
ber added, 37. Removed, 14; Died, 
I. Present number: Males, 77: 
Females, 189 ; Total, 266. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 34 ; Schol- 
ars, 230. 

Catechisings, 12. 

Holy Communion — Public, 100; Pri- 
vate, 2. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 7. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52 ; Week 
days, 02 ; Number of' Sittings, 420. 

Contribiitioiis—'P nroch\z\ : 

Charities, $331-58 ; Expenses. S3,- 
667.38. Church debt and interest, 
84,197.43. Total, 38,196.39. 

Diocesan — Missions, S125.00; Other 
Mission Work within Diocese, 
S29.21 ; Fund,S220; Bishop's Fund 
for Candidates, S30.04 ; St. Luke's 
Hospital, S267.57. Total, 671.21. 

Grand Total. §8,867.60. 

Chicago — Epiphany — J 88 J . 

Rector— Key. Theodore N. .Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Churchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 
George Gardner. 

Vestiymen—Z. J. Magill, M. D. Tal- 
cott, I. A. Grier, E. S. Bovnton, J. 
H. French. H. D. Oakley, I. H. 
Holden, J. H. Williams. 

I'amilies, 120 ; Individuals not thus 
included, 1^0. Total of souls, 600. 

Baptisms— Infants, 23; Adults, 2; To- 
tal, 25. 

Confirmed, 24; Marriages, 26; Burials, 

Communicants — Last reported, 244 : 
Received, 50; Admitted, 24; Whole 
number added, 74 : Removed, 26 : 
Died, 3. Present number; Males, 
94; Females, 195. Total, 289. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 35 ; Schol- 
arsi 300. 

Catechising, 52. 

Holy Communion — Public, q8 : Pri- 
vate, 9. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
davs, 7. 

Evening Prayer— Sundays, 52; Week 
days, go. Number of sittings, 420. 

Contributions— ^s.roQ\C\i\ : 

Expended for Charities, Si 72.73; 

Expenses, 54,082.26 ; Church Debt 
and Interest, $3,315.01; Building or 
Improving Church, $662.35 i -Mis- 
cellaneous Offerings, S353.50. To- 
tal, $8,585.85. 

Diocesan-.Missions, $155.00; Diocesan 
Fund, S223.75 ; Aged and Infirm 
Clergy Fund,$i9.75; Bishop's Fund 
for Candidates, S18.10; St. Luke's 
Hospital, S273.00. Total, $689.60. 

General — Domestic Missions, S88.80. 

Grand Total, $9,364.25. 

Chicago— Epiphany— 1882. 

Rector— Rev. T. N. Morrison, Jr. 

Churchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 
George Gardner. 

r'est/ymen—C. J. Magill, J. H. French, 
M. D. Talcott, I. A. Grier, H. D. 
Oakley, J. H. Williams, I. H. 
Holden. J. C. Rogers. 

Families, 115; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 50. Total of souls, 600. 

Baptisms — Infants, 23; Adults, 4. To- 
tal, 27. 

Confirmed, 23; Marriages, 16; Burials, 

Communicants-Number last reported, 
2S5; Received, 29; Admitted, 23; 
Whole number added, 52; Re- 
moved, 31: Died, 5. Present 
number; Males, 196; Females, 105. 
Total, 301. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 28; Schol- 
ars,' 240. 

Catechisings, 52. 

Holy Communion — Public, 95; Pri- 
vate' 12. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 40. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 48; Week 
days, 98. ' Number of sittings, 420. 

Contributions — Parochial ; 

Charities, $546.53; Expenses, 
$5,062.85; Church Debt and Inter- 
est, $2,340.21; Improving Church, 
S128.00; Special Gifts, $230.00. To- 
tal, $8,307.59. 

Diocesan Missions, $200.00; Diocesan 
Fund, S250.00 ; Bishop's Fund for 
Candidates, $18.10; St. Luke's Hos- 
pital, $183.00. Total, S651. 10. 

General — Domestic Missions, S135.75: 
Mission to the Jews, S16.00. Total, 
!^rand Total, 




Chicago— Epiphany — J 883. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Churchwardens — Daniel W. Page, 
Geo. Gardner. 

Vestrymen— Z. ]. Magill, H. D. Oak- 
ley, M. D. Talcott, I. A. Grier, J. 
H. Williams, J. C. Rogers, J. H. 
French, I. H. Holden. 

Families, 138; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 60. Total of souls, about 

Baptisms — Infants, 19; Adults, 6. To- 
tal, 25. 

Confirmed, 15; Marriages, 19; Burials, 

Communicants-Number last reported, 
315; Received, 38; Admitted, 15; 
Whole number added, 53; Re- 
moved, 36; Died, 5. Present num- 
ber: Males, 114; Females, 213. 
Total, 327. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 24; Schol- 
ars, 230. 

Catechising, 52. 

Holy Communion — Public, 88; Pri- 
vate, 5. 

Morning Prayer— Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 43- 

Evenmg Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 92. Number of sittings, 400. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, S540.95; Expenses, 
§4.833.55 ; Church Debt and Interest, 
§4,403.00; Improving Church, 
$475.11. Total, 310,252.61. 

Diocesan — Missions, $200.00 ; Other 
mission work, $187,54 ; Diocesan 
Fund, S275.00; Aged and Infirm 
Clergy Fund, $21.65 : St. Luke's 
Hospital, S147.00. Total, $831.19. 

General — Domestic Missions, §65.00; 
Jewish Missions, S38.00. Total, 
S103.00. Grand Total, $11,186.80. 

Chicago— Epiphany 1884. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Chnrch-wardens — Daniel W. Page, 
George Gardner. 

Vestjyme?!—C. J. Magill, H. D. Oak- 
ley, J. H. Williams, J. H. French, 
I. H. Holden, J. A. Grier, M. D. 
Talcott, C. H. Jordan. 

Families, 140; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 60, Total of souls, 600. 

Baptisms— Infants, 21; Adults, 4. To- 
tal, 25. 
Confirmed, 20; Marriages, 34; Burials, 

Communicants-Number last reported, 
315 ; Received, 20; Admitted, 20 ; 
Whole number added, 40; Re- 
moved, 13; Died, 2. Present num- 
ber: Males, 104; Females, 236. To- 
tal, 340. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 26; Schol- 
ars, 250. 

Catechising, 52. 

Holy Communion— Public, 88; Pri- 
vate, 12. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 43. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 92. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, $487,78; E.xpenses, 
$6,819.67; Church Debt and Inter- 
est, $8,655.21. Total, §15,962.66. 

Diocesan — Missions, $200.00; Other 
Mission Work, $118.70; Diocesan 
Fund, S275.00; Aged and Infirm 
Clergy Fund, §16.00; Bishop's Fund 
for Candidates, $15.28; St. Luke's 
Hospital, $i2g.oo. Total, §703.95. 

General-Jewish Missions, §20.00. To- 
tal, §20.00. Grand Total, §16,688.51. 

Chicago— Epiphany— J885. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, Jr. 
Churchwardens — George Gardner, 

C. J. Magill. 

]'estryme?t — J. A. Grier, J. H. French, 
J. H. Williams, M. D. Talcott, H. 

D. Oakley, I. H. Holden, C. H. 
Jordan, E. S. Warren. 

Families, 150 ; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 80; Number of souls. Ad- 
ults, 600 ; Children, 300. Total, 

Baptisms — Infants, 33; Adults, 6; To- 
tal, 39. 

Confirmed, 39; Marriages, 20; Church- 
ings, i; Burials, 33. 

Communicants— Number last report- 
ed, 340 ; Received, 55 ; Admitted, 
27; Whole number added, 92; Re- 
moved, 57; Died, 4. Present num- 
ber ; Males, 120; Females, 251. 
Total, 371. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 33; Schol- 
ars, 300. 

Catechisings, 52. 


Holy Communion — Public, 88; Pri- 
vate, 15. , 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 42. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, Q2. 

Contributions — Parochial : Charities, 
S621.60; Expenses, $5,620.43. 
Church debt and Interest, $3,714.50; 
Improving Church, S400.QO. Total, 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, $293.75 ; 
Missions, $1 15.00 ; Other Mission 
work, S40 ; Bishop's Fund for Can- 
didates, $46.97 ; St. Luke's Hos- 
pital, $i74-35- Total, S670.07. 

General — Domestic Missions, S30.00. 
Total, S30.00. Grand Total, 

Chicago — Epiphany — J886. 

Rector— K&v. Theodore \. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Chitrchivardens — George Gardner, 
C. J. MagiU. 

Vestrymen — |. A. Grier, J. H. French, 
J. H. Williams, M. D. Talcott, I. 
H. Holden, C. H. Jordan, H. D. 
Oakley, Chas. F. Elmes. 

Families,' 250; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 100. Number of souls: 
Adults, 500; Children, 400. Total, 

Baptisms — Infants, 40; Adults, 6. To- 
tal, 46. 

Confirmed, 44; Marriages, 24. Burials, 

Communicants-Number last reported, 
371; Received, iiS; Admitted, 44; 
Whole number added, 162 ; Re- 
moved, 35; Died, 6. Present num- 
ber ; Males, 171; Females, 321, 
Total, 492. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 25 ; Schol- 
ars,' 300. 

Catechising, 52. 

Holy Communion Public, 96 ; Pri- 
vate, 12. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 152. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 65. ' 

Contributions— VsLVOctnaX : 

Charities, $684.80; Expenses, 
$8,405.85; Church Debt and Inter- 
est, $13,261.04; Improving Church, 
$16,062.08. Total, 38,413.77. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, §380.00 ; 
Missions, $290.00; Other Mission 
Work, S70.00 ; Bishop's Fund for 
Candidates, $29.00; St. Luke's Hos- 
pital, §92,55. Total, §861.55. 

General — Domestic Missions, §25.00 ; 
Other objects, §23.00; Total, S48.00. 

Grand Total 839,323.32. 

Chicago— Epiphany— J 887. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore X. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Churchwardens — George Gardner, 
Chas. J. Magill. 

Vestrymen — ]. A. Grier, C. H. Jordan, 
J. H. French, I. H. Holden, M. D. 
Talcott, H. D. Oakley, J. H. Will- 
iams, C. F. Elmes. 

Families, 250; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 100; Number of souls, 
about 1,000. 

Baptisms— Infants, 35; Adults, 8. To- 
tal, 43. 

Confirmed, 31; Marriages, 23; Burials, 

Communicants-Number last reported, 
492 ; Received, 43 ; Admitted, 31 : 
Whole number added, 74 ; Re- 
moved, 21. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, §619.67; Expenses, 
§8,123.13; Church Debt and Inter- 
est, $1,251.77 ; Improving Church. 
$9,702.61. Total, $19,697.18. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, §380.00 ; 
Missions, §290.00; Other Mission 
Work, $202. 13; St. Luke's Hospi- 
tal, §250,25 ; Woman's Auxiliarv, 
§677.25. Total, §1,799.63. 

General — Jewish Mission, $48. 
Grand Total, §21,544.81. 

Chicago Epiphany J888. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore X. Morri- 
son, Jr. 

Churchwardens— Q. J. Magill, J. A. 

Vestrymen—]. H. Holden, C. H. Jor- 
dan, J. M. Banks, H. D. Oakley, 
M. D. Talcott, D. R. Brower, C. F. 
Elmes, J. H. Williams. 

Families, 250; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 100. Total, 1,200. 

Baptisms — Infants, 28 ; Adults, 14. 
Total, 42. 

Confirmed, 61: Marriages, 20; Burials, 


Communicants-Number last reported, 
540 ; Received, 74 ; Admitted, 71 ; 
Whole number added, 145; Re- 
moved, 119; Died, 4. Present num- 
ber, S62. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, $538.60; Expenses, 
86,878.86; Church Debt and Inter- $2,567.50; Improving Church, 
S4,572.57- Total, Si4,557-62. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, S440.oo 
Missions, S250.00; Aged and In- 
firm Clergy Fund, $45.35; Bishop's 
Fund for Candidates, $38.10; St. 
Luke's Hospital, $259.12; Woman's 
Auxiliary, $.536.70. Total, $1,369.27. 
General — Domestic Missions, 

Grand Total, $16,096.39. 

Chicago— Epiphany— 1889. 
Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
Churchwardens — C. J. Magill, C. H. 

Vestrymen — J. A. Grier, J. H. Holden, 

J. M. Banks, J. H. Williams, H. D. 

Oakley, M. D. Talcott, D. R. 

Brower, M. D., C. F. Elmes. 
Families, about 200 ; Individuals not 

thus included, about 100. Total, 

about 1,200. 
Baptisms— Infants, 41 ; Adults, 14. 

Total, 55. 
Confirmed, 38; Marriages, 30; Burials, 


Communicants— Number last report- 
ed, 562; Received, 19; Admitted, 
38; Whole number added, 57. Re- 
moved, 26; Died, 3. Total, 590. 

Sunday School— Teachers, 35; Scho- 
lars, 450. 

Public Catechizings, 52. 

Holy Communion — Public, 161; Pri- 
vate, 13. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
days 132. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52 ; Week 
days, 130. 

Contributions— Paroch i al : 

Charities, $833.74; Expenses, $8,- 
224.43; Church Debt and Interest, 
$11,662.04; Improving Church, 
S706.45. Total, $21,426.66. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, $500.00 ; 
Missions, 55687.00 ; Aged and In- 
firm Clergy Fund, $51.50; Bishop's 
Fund for Candidates, S70.75; St. 
Luke's Hospital, $158.00; Woman's 

Auxiliary, $638.00. Total, $2,105.25. 
General — Domestic Missions, $155.30. 
Grand Total, $23,687.21. 

Chicago— Epiphany— J890. 

Hector— Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 

Churchwardens— C. J. Magill, C. H. 

Vestrymen — J. A. Grier, J. H. Holden, 
J. M. Banks, J. H. Williams, H. D. 
Oakley, M. D. Talcott, D. R. 
Brower, M. D., C. F. Elmes. 

Families, about 400; Individuals not 
thus included, 100; Total number 
of souls, 1,200. 

Baptisms — Infants, 61; Adults, 13. 

Confirmed, 43; Marriages, 26. 

Communicants — Number last report, 
590; Received, 32 ; Admitted, 43 ; 
Removed, 39; Died, 1 1 ; Present 
number, 615. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 33; Schol- 
ars, 450. 

Public Catechizings, 52. 

Holy Communion — Public, 208 ; Pri- 
vate, 12. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Week 
daj-s, 40. 

Evening Prayer— Sundays, 52; Week 
days, 130. 

Contributions — Parochial : 

Charities, $1,025.95; Expenses, 
$9,496.03; Church Debt and Inter- 
est, $2,480.75 ; Improving Church, 
$2,584.45. Total, $15,587.18. 

Diocesan — Diocesan Fund, $500.00 ; 
Diocesan Missions, $662.00; Aged 
and Infirm Clergy Fund, S51.50; 
Bishop's Fund for Candidates, 
$124.25; St. Luke's Hospital, S46.00. 
Total, $1,383.75- 

General — Domestic Missions, $1 16.31 ; 
Johnstown Sufferers, $87.00. Total, 

Grand Total, $17,174.24. 

Chicago— Epiphany — I89I. 

Rector— Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 

Lay Readcr-Y. D. Ward. 

Churchiuardens—Qhi:iX\t% J. Magill, 
Collins H. Jordan. 

Vestrymen — J. M. Banks, D. R. 
Brower, C. F. Elmes, J. H. Holden, 
C. N. Post. J. A. Sleeper, M. D. 
Talcott, J. H. Williams. 

Treasurer — H. J. Jones. 


Families, 400; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 2CX3; Total number of souls, 

Baptisms— Infants, 43; Adults, 12; 
Total, 55; Confirmed, 44; Mar- 
riages, 29; Burials, 36. 

Communicants last reported, 615; Re- 
ceived from otlier Parishes, 31 ; 
Added after Confirmation, 44 ; To- 
tal gain, 75; Died, 6; Dismissed to 
other Parishes, 23; Dropped, 15; 
Total Loss, 44, Present number, 

Morning Prayer— Sundays. 52; Other 
days, 40. 

Evening Prayer— Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 130. Total, 274. 

Holy Communion— Sundays, 52; Holy 
days, 24; Other days, 33; Private, 
14; Total, 123. 

Catechizmg, 40. 

Sunday School— Teachers, 39 ; Offi- 
cers, 6; Total Scholars, 300; Bible 
Class Teachers: Male, I ; Female, 
I. Total, 2. Pupils : Male, 18; 
Female, 22. Total, 40. Choir, 
Surpliced 37. Other organizations . 
St. Andrew's Brotherhood, Girls' 
Friendly Society, Woman's Auxil- 
iary, Rector's Council, Missionary 
Council, Ladies' Society, Rectory 
Fund Association, Epiphany Guild. 

Disbursements — Charities, S954.55; 
Current Expenses, S10.918.25; Re- 
pairs and Improvements, 83,065.42; 
Sunday School, Si47-53; Buildings, 
etc., 81,364.48; Principal of Church 
Debt, 84,600.00; Interest on Church 
Debt, 83,710.73; Diocesan Assess- 
ment, S500.00; Diocesan Missions, 
$700.00; Through Deanery, gi 15.00; 
Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, 
Si 12.58; Widows and Orphans of 
Clergy, S53.8o; Bishop's Fund, 
S40.00 ; Other Purposes, S26.50; 
Domestic Missions, Si 14.66; St. 
Luke's Hospital, $225:50; Clergy- 
man's Retiring Fund, S38.08. To- 
tal, 826,686.85. 
Receipts— On hand, $5. 564.78 ; Com- 
munion Alms, $1,047.96; Offertory 
at other Services, $11,358.91; Pew 
Rents, S7>386-73; Sunday School, 
S823.73; Parish Societies, Si.975.i6. 
Total, $28,157.27. Balance on hand, 

Chicago— Epiphany— 1892. 
Rector— Kev. T. N. MORRISON. 

Lay Reader — Mead Moore. 
Churchwardens— Chas. J. Magill, Col- 
lins H. Jordan. 
Vestrymen — J. M. Banks, D. R. 
Brower, M. D., C. F. Elmes, J. H. 
Holden, C. N. Post, J. A. Sleeper, 
M. D. Talcott, J. H. Williams. 
Treasurer— Y{. J Jones, 39-41 South 

Halsted street. 
Families, 393; Individuals not thus 
included, 319; Number of souls, 
about 1.500. 
Baptisms— Infants, 41 ; Adults, 8. To- 
tal, 49. Confirmed, 47; Marriages, 
34; Burials, 4; Churchings, 2. 
Communicants-Last report, 649; Add- 
ed after Confirmation, 47 ; Died, 3; 
Present number, 712. 
Morning Prayer— Sundays, 52; Other 

days, 40. 
Evening Prayer— Sundays, 52 ; Other 

days, 130. Total, 274. 
Holy Communion— Sundays, 52; Holy 
days, 24; Other days, 33; Private, 
12. Total, 121. 
Sunday School— Teachers, 33; Offi- 
cers, 5. Total, 38. Scholars, 300; 
Catechizings, 40; Cho r, Surpliced, 
36. Other organizations: Woman's 
Guild, Epiphany Guild, Woman's 
Auxiliary, St. Andrew's Brother- 
hood, Girls' Friendly Society, 
Ministering Children's League, 
Missionary Council, Rector's Coun- 
cil, St. Cecelia's Council. 
Disbursements — Charities, 81,035.98; 
Current Expenses, 810,232.74; Sun- 
day School, 835:45; Building, S500; 
Principal and Interest on Church 
and Rectory Debt, 816,251.09; Dio- 
cesan Assessment S450.00; Diocesan 
Missions and Deanery, Si. 666.28; 
Aged and Infirm Clergy Fund, 
$20,05 ; Widows and Orphans of 
Clergy, S29.05 ; Bishop's Fund, 
S56.00; Domestic Missions, $264.42; 
Jews, 827.00; St. Luke's Hospital, \ 
S105.00. Total, 830,682.06. j 

Receipts — Cash on hand. 85,970.42 ; 
Communion Alms, 81,038.98; Offer- 
tory at other Ser\ices, S9,!;47.25; 
Pew Rents, $7,125.87; Sunday ' 
School, 8851.56; Borrowed Money, 
$1,100.00; Rebate on Taxes, S75.30; 
Bond Account, 86,124.25. 'Total, 
$31,830.63. Balance on hand, 


Chicago— Epiphany— J893. 

Eecior—Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 

Assistant— Key. Geo. B. Pratt. 

Lay Readers—]. M. Chattin, Mead 

Churchwardetis — Charles T. MagiU, 
Collins H. Jordan. 

Vestrymen-]. M.Banks, D. R. Brower, 
M. D., C. F. Elmes, J. H. Holden, 
C. N. Post, J. A. Sleeper, M. D. 
Talcott. J. H. Williams. 

Treasurer — H. J. Jones, 134 Park Ave. 

Families, 286; Individuals not thus 
included, 219 ; Total number of 

souls, 1,000. 

Baptisms — Inlants, 46; Adults, 7; To- 
tal, 53. Confirmed, 31 ; Marriages, 
41; Burials, 42; Churchings, 3. 

Communicants last reported, 712; Re- 
ceived from other Parishes, 22 ; 
Admitted after Confirmation, 31 ; 
Total Gain, 53. Died, 4; Trans- 
ferred to other Parishes, 2 ; 
Dropped, 104. Total Loss, 120. 
Present number, 645. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 40. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 130; Litany, 26; Total, 300. 

Holy Communion— Sundays, 52; Holy 
days, 24 ; Other days, 33 ; Private, 
16. Total, 125. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 36; Offi- 
cers, 11; Total, 47. Scholars, 400; 
Calechizings, 42. Choir, Supliced, 
36. Other Organizations: Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew, G. S. F., M. 
C. L., Rector's Council, Missirnary 
Council, Ladies' Guild, Young 
Ladies' Society, Woman's Auxil- 

Disbursements — Charities, 8926,89 ; 
Current Expenses, §13,207.19; Sun- 
day School, S44.14; Improvements, 
$130; Principal and Interest on 
Church Debt, S4,436.86; Diocesan 
Assessment, S454.49; Diocesan Mis- 
sions, {51,233.17; Woman's Auxil- 
iary, $160; Domestic Missions, 325; 
St. Luke's Hospital, S89.75. Total, 

Receipts — On hand, gi, 148.57; Com- 
munion Alms, S926.89; Offertory at 
other Services, $10,325.12; Pew 
Rents, S7.183.27; Money Borrowed, 
$3,000.00; Total, $22,583.85 ; Bal- 
ance on hand, $1,786.36. 

Chicago — Epiphany — 1894. 

Rector— Kq\. Theodore N. Morri- 

Lay Readers — Mead Moore, J. M. 

Churchivardens— Charles J. MagiU, 
Collins H. Jordan. 

Vestrymen — ]. M. Banks, D. R. 
Brower, M. D., C. F. Elmes, J. H. 
Holden, C. N. Post, J. A. Sleeper, 
M. D. Talcott, J. H. Williams. 

Treasurer — H. J.Jones, 134 Park Ave. 

Families, 286; Individuals not thus in- 
cluded, 134; Total, 800. 

Baptisms— Infants, 41; Adults, i4;To- 
tal, 55. Confirmed, 52; Marriages, 
29; Burials, 26; Churchings, 3 ; 
Easter Communions made, 485. 

Communicants last reported, 716; Re- 
ceived from other Parishes, 27; 
Admitted after Confirmation, 52 ; 
Total Gain, 79. Died, 7; Trans- 
ferred to other Parishes, 14; 
Dropped, 139; Total Loss, 150. 
Total, 645. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52 ; Other 
days, 40. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52 ; Other 
Days, 130'; Litany, 27 ; Total, 301. 

Holy Communion — Sundays, 52; Holy 
days, 33; Other days, 130; Private, 
12; Total, 227. 

Sunday School— Teachers, 28; Offi- 
cers, 7; Total, 35. Scholars, 350. 
Bible Class Teachers, Male, 2; 
Pupils, 41. Catechizings, 40; Choir, 
Surpliced, 50; Communicants in 
Choir, 31. Other Organizations, 
Brotherhood of St. Andrew, Girls' 
Friendly Society, Woman's Auxil- 
iary, Epiphany Guild, Boys' League, 
Rector's Council, Missionary Coun- 
cil, Young Ladies' Society. 

Disdursements-Charities, $789,83; Cur- 
rent Expenses, $9,888.66; Sunday 
School, S235.72; Other Purposes, 
$3,010.66 ; Diocesan Assessment, 
S470 ; Diocesan Missions, $693; 
Bishop's Fund for Candidates, 
$29.50; Domestic Missions, $29.15; 
Colored, S13.80; St. Luke's Hospi- 
tal, $99.50; Total Disbursements, 

Receipts— On hand, $1,786.36; Com- 
munion Alms, S799.83; Offertory at 
other Services, $6,114.74; Pew 
Rents, $6,355.25 ; Sunday School, 
Si 50; Mission Pledges, $693. To- 


tal Receipts, $15,899.18; Total Dis- 
bursements, $15,269.36; Balance on 
hand, $629.82. 

Chicago— Epiphany— 1895. 

Jiecior—Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, D. D. 

Lay Reader — Mead Moore. 

Churchwardens —- Charles J. Magill, 
Collins H. Jordan. 

Treasurer — H. J. Jones, 134 Park Ave. 

Vestrymen-]. M. Banks, D. R. Brewer, 
G. P. Blair, C. F. Elmes, E. E. 
Hooper, C. N. Post, M. D. Talcott- 
J. H. Williams. 

Families, 325; Number of Souls, 850. 

Baptisms — Infants, 31; Adults, 8; To- 
tal, 39 (of which 2 private); Con- 
firmed, 60; Marriages, 27; Burials, 
29 ; Churchings, 3; Easter Com- 
munions made, 585. 

Communicants — Last Reported, 645; 
Gain, 96: Loss, 76; Present num- 
ber, 665. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 9. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 125.' 

Holy Communion — Sunday, 52; Holy 
days, 33; Other days, 7; Private, 4'; 
Total, 96. 

Sunday School — Teachers and Offi- 
cers, 33; Scholars, 300; Bible Class, 
Teachers, i; Pupils, 24; Choir, Sur- 
pliced, Number of Members, 50 ; 
Other Organizations : Brotherhood 
of St. Andrew, 19; Girls' Friendly 
.Society, 38; Young Men's League, 
35 ; Altar Guild, 12 ; Woman's 
Guild, 26; Woman's Auxiliary, 18; 
Epiphany Guild, 25 ; Ministering 
Children's League, 31; Circle of 
King's Daughters, 26 ; Rector's 
Council, 12; Missionary Council, 7. 

Disbttrscments — Charities, $1,060.77 ; 
Current Expenses, $16,325.01 ; Re- 
pairs and Improvements, $1,059.58; 
Sunday School, S246.76; Parish 
Societies, $104.25 ; Principal of 
Church Debt, $31,000; Interest on 
Church Debt, $2,453.50 ; Diocesan 
Assessment, $504.85; Diocesan Mis- 
sions, through Board of Missions, 
$966,07; Deanery, S30 ; Woman's 
Auxiliary, (Cash), S250.29; Aged 
and Infirm Clergy Fund, S18.32: 
Widows and Orphans of Clergy, 
S18.33; Bishop's Fund for Candi- 

dates, S49.75; Domestic Missions, 
17.40; Foreign, $24; Total Dis- 
bursements, $54,128.94. 
Receipts — Cash on hand last report, 
$1,685.36 ; Communion Alms to 
Rector, $561.92; Offertorv at other 
Services, $4,614.56 ; Pew Rents, 
$6,276.93; Sunday School, $231.76; 
Parish Societies, $1,819.46; Do- 
nations, $36,632; Borrowed Money, 
$2,000; Entertainments, S449.95; 
Total Receipts, $54,271.94; Balance 
on hand at date, $143.06. 

Chicago— Epiphany^ J8%. 

Rector — Rev. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, D. D. 

Lay Reader — Mead Moore. 

Churchwardens — Charles J. Magill, 
Collins H. Jordan. 

Vestrymen-]. M. Banks, D. R. Brower, 
M. D., G. P. Blair, C. F. Elmes, E. 
E. Hooper. C. N. Post, D. B. Salis- 
bury, J. H. Williams. 

Treasurer — H. J.Jones, 134 Park Ave. 

Families, 276; Individuals not thus 
included, 304 ; Number of Souls, 
about, 1,100. 

Baptisms — Infants, 62; Adults, 13 : 
Total (of which 3 private), 75. 

Received after Private Baptism, i; 
Confirmed, 51; Marriages. 32; Bur- 
ials, 43; Churchings," 3; Easter 
Communions made. 476. 

Communicants — Last Reported, 665 ; 
Received, 33; Admitted, 51; Died, 
6 ; Transferred, 23; Dropped, 16; 
Present number, 704. 

Morning Prayer — Sunday, 52 ; Other 
days, 41. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 135; Litany, 24. 

Holv Communion — Sundays,64; Holy 
days, 24; Other days, 33; Private, 
9; Total. 130. 

Sunday School — Teachers, 33; Offi- 
cers, 6; Scholars, 322; Bible Class, 
Teacher, Male, i; Pupils, Female, 
21; Catechizings, 40; Choir, Sur- 
pliced. Number of Members, 61; 
Communicants in Choir, 39 ; 
Other Organizations : Epiphany 
Guild, 26; Girls' Friendly Society, 
35; Missionary Council, 6; Rector's 
Council, 12; Brotherhood of St. 
.Andrew, 14; Ministering Children's 
League, 51; King's Daughters, 22; 
Woman's Guild, 26; Young Men's 
League, 31 ; Woman's Auxiliary, 39. 


Disbursements — Charities, $1,287.81 ; 
Current Expenses, §9,388.94 ; Re- 
pairs and Improvements, 8691.25; 
Sunday School, S227.04; Principal 
of Church Debt, §1,150.00; Interest 
on Church Debt, $1,158.92; Dio- 
cesan Assessment, $132.95 ; Dio- 
cesan Missions, $1,003.34.; Dioce- 
san Missions, Woman's Auxiliary 
(cash), $106.69; Bfshop's Fund for 
Candidates, S64.65; Domestic Mis- 

sions, $23.15. 
jceipts — Cash on Hand, $143.00 ; 
Communion Alms, $596.23; Offer- 

tory, $4,357.46; Pew Rents, $5,903.- 
24; Subscriptions for Missions, 
$1,003.34; Sunday School, $227.04; 
Parish Societies, $1,692.91; Money 
Borrowed, $1,875.00; Total Re- 
ceipts, $15,798.22; Balance, $563.48. 

Chicago— Epiphany— 1897. 

Rector— ^iv. Theodore N. Morri- 
son, D. D 

Churchwardens — 

Families, 284; Individuals, 296; Num- 
ber of Souls, 1,100. 

Baptisms — Infants, 45; Adults, 4; To- 
tal, 49. 

Confirmed, 41; Marriages, 28; Burials, 
33; Communions made on Easter 
Day, 594. 

Communicants — Last Reported, 704; 
Received, 26; Admitted, 41; Died, 
7; Removed, 12; Not Found, 53; 
Total, 699. 

Holy Communion — Sundays, 65; Holy 
days, 24; Other days, 3; Private, 7; 
Total, 99. 

Morning Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 24. 

Evening Prayer — Sundays, 52; Other 
days, 102; Litany, 6. 

Sunday School— Teachers, 31 ; Ofifi- 
cers, 6; Scholars, 260; Bible Class, 
Pupils, 26; Public Catechizing, 42; 
Choir, Surpliced, 66 ; Epiphany 
Guild, 23; Girls' Friendly Society, 
46; Missionary Council, 6; Brother- 
hood of St. Andrew, 19; Junior 
Brotherhood, 12; Ministering Child- 
ren's League, 29; Women's Guild, 
31 ; King's Daughters, 13; Young 
Men's League, 21; Woman's Auxil- 
iary, 36. 

Receipts-QdL^\\. on hand, $563.48; Com- 
munion Alms, $551.32; Other mon- 
ies forCharity,$i55.22; Open Offer- 
ings, $5,435.89; Pew Rents, $5,396.- 
80; Sunday School, $211.40; Wom- 
man's Auxiliary, Parish Society 
and Guilds, $1,406.03. 

Disbursements — For Parochial Pur- 
poses: Charities, $706.54; Current 
Expenses, $8,537. 22;Sunday School 
Support, $185.30; Parish Societies, 
$315.19; Interest on Church Debt, 
$858.00. Total, $10,602.25. For Dio- 
cesan Purposes: Diocesan Assess- 
ment,$i,oi3.25; Diocesan Missions, 
$775.00; Aged and Infirm Clergy 
Fund, $52.00; St. Luke's Hospital, 
$70.70. Total, $1,910.95. General 
Purposes : Domestic Missions, 
$423.10. Total, $423.10. Receipts, 
$13,720.14. Disbursements, $12,- 
936.30. Balance, $783.84. 




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