Strict nation-wide enforcement of the publication of the banns of matrimony before the marriage service can be celebrated by an Episcopal pastor was recommended just before the adjournment of the general convention of the Episcopal church, by unanimous vote of Chicago diocese convention delegates. The Episcopal church has been publishing banns whenever possible, but the present movement to make the publishing obligatory is aimed to prevent elopements. Nine ballots were taken before the following delegates to the general convention, several of whom are Evanstonians were selected: Clergymen-The Rev. C. H. Young, Christ church, Woodlawn; the Rev. W. O. Waters, D. D. Grace church; the Rev. Dr. J. S. Stone, St. James; the Rev. F. E. Brandt, Trinity church, Aurora. Laymen-D. B. Lyman, La Grange; H. S. Hawley, Hyde Park; C. L. Chenoweth, Oak Park; E. P. Bailey, president of Chicago Y. M. C. A. Alternatives: Clergymen-The Rev. G. C. Stewart, St. Luke's, Evanston; Dean Walter T. Sumner, SS. Peter and Paul; the Rev. W. C. DeWitt, Western Theological seminary; the Rev. N. O. Hutton, St. Chrysostom's. Laymen-C. A. Stone, Chicago; Hon. Jesse Holden, Chicago; George Higginson, Jr., Winnetka; Ernest Reckitt, Evanston. The following standing committee was elected: The Rev. J. H. Edwards, Holy Spirit church, Lake Forest; the Rev. Dr. Herman Page, St. Paul's Kenwood; the Rev. Dr. J. H. Hopkins, Church of the Redeemer, and the following laymen: William Ritchie, Oak Park; Dr. J. H. Chew, St. St. Chrysostom's; G. H. Webster, Trinity.