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Immense Gathering 1 in. the Palace Rink. 3000 People Present.

Christchtxrch, May 2. I The public reception of Bishop Julius' took place in the Palace Eink to-night. Sir John Hall presided." Addresses of Avelcome were presented by the clergy and laity of,.the diocese, the Young Men's Christian • Association and Trades and Labor Council. The attendance numbered 0ver,3090, and Bishop Julius was loudly cheered on his entrance. He thanked them very heartily for the addresses, and delivered a long speech. He denied he had ever set class against class, but denounced the sweating system. He was in favor of religious instruction in schools, and expressed his intention of fighting the secular system. . This afternoon a luncheon was given to Bishop Julius and Mrs Julius in the -Provincial Council Chambers. There was a gathering'of "all the'principal /churches in the Diocese, wibh many^ ladies. The Presbyterian, Baptist and, Wesleyan churches also had representatives. An apology Avas made for the I absence of Father Oumniings. Excellent music was provided by several members of the Orchestral Society. Bishop Harper presided. The toasts proposed included | "Legislature ofNeAvZealand"bytheDean, | responded to by the Hon. W. Reeves, } M.L.C., and Mr Perceval, M.H.R. ; the I "Bishop of Christchurch" proposed by Sir John Hall to which Bishop Julius responded very happily, and "Bishop i HArper," proposed by the Primate. Other toasts Avere " The clergy of other denominations," the Visitors, "Mrs Julius and the ladies," and "the Press."

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THE RECEPTION OF BISHOP JULIUS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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THE RECEPTION OF BISHOP JULIUS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume vii, Issue 2420, 3 May 1890

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