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1921 




L I E> RAR.Y 

OF THE 

UN IVERSITY 

or ILLINOIS 



287 06 

M569i 

V. 98-104 

cop. 2 



ILL. HIST. SURVEY 



JOURNAL AND YEAR BOOK 



Ninety-Eighth Session y^ 

OF THE 

Illinois Annual Conference 

OF THE 

Methodist Episcopal Church 




1921 



Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church 



Jacksonville, Illinois 
September 7-12, 19 21 



BISHOP THOMAS NICHOLSON 

President 



FREDERIC B. MADDEN 
Secretary 



Made by the Conference its Official Record 



SPUINOFIEI.O 



PRKS!* ILI-i: 



STAI-E REGISTER 






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CONFERENCE CHRONOLOGICAL ROLL. 



The date of adiaission is indicated to conform to the new requirements o( 
the Discipline. Full memliers 352. Probationers 19. 



(*) Denote.s absence from the 



ion of 1921. 



(All postollices are in Illinois unless otherwise specified.) 



Adams. Alfred C.,1897 Casey, 

Adams, Louis G., 1907 Pawnee 

Adams, Thomas A., 1904 Homer 

*Alkire. Albert H., 1873 Springfield 

Antrim, Eugene M., 1913 Springfield 

Armstrong, John W., 1906 Greenfield 

*Armand, J. P., 1920 Sherman i 

*Artz, J. Edward. 1880 Onarga I 

♦Augustus. Howard C, 1889 Urbana 1 

Ault, Marion Frank, 1881 Paris [ 

Baker, James C, 1900 Urbana 

Baldwin, Lewis E., 1903 Findley 

♦Barnhart, John D.. Jr.. 1914. . Abin£;don 

♦Barringer. Ezra M., 1902 Chatham 

Barton, Charles M., 1896 Chicago 

Batty, Peter G., 1911 Bondville 

Beadles, "William T., 1874 Qiuncy 

Beck. Harris G.. 1912 Hoopeston 

*Beebe, Milton O., 1913 Columbus, N. M. 
♦Eeggs, Saml. W., 1893. . .Crandon, Wis. 

Bell, Clinton L., 1903 Forsythe 

Bell, James C, 1907 Mt. Pulaski 

Berry. Jacob C, 1917 Garrett 

Betcher, J. A.. 1918 Ashland 

Bicknell, James S.. 1896 Lovington 

Biddle, Jacob A., 1904 Rossville 

♦Black, David T., 1882 Marshall 

Bonnefon. Franklin P.. 1901 Franklin 

Borton. Edson S.. 1893 Camdon 

Booth, Clyde R., 1915 Decatur 

Bowman, William P., 1886 Hopedale 

Boyd, Charles S., 1901 

Springfield, Douglass Ave. 

Boyd, William A., 1889 Heyworth 

Brown. Joseph C. 1910 Rushville 

Buchholtz. Fred H.. 1920 Elwin 

Buker, Calvin F.. 1896 Mattoon 

Bumpus, M. S., 1918 DeWitt 

Burton, George E., 1900 Collison 

Butler, J. D., 1917 Buffalo 

Byrns, Archibald K., 1901 Urbana 

Campbell, Ernest J., 1910 Sullivan 

♦Campbell, Lewis, 1907 Clinton 

•Canady. Thomas A., 1893. Meadville. Pa. 

•Carlberg, Aaron B.. 1911 At School 

Carnine, Albert G.. 1914 Bloomington 

Carson, Paul E Evanston 

Carson. Eddy L.. 1906 Champaign 

Carson, Presley P., 1894 Charleston 

Carter, Thomas M., 1914 Evanston 

Caseley, Aubrey L., 1901. . .Bloomington 
♦Caseley. Charles W., 1901 Jackson, Ohio 

•Cecil, S. A.. 1891 Elco 

Chapman, Arthur S., 1898 Paris 

Cheuvront. John B., 1918 Naples 

Clapper, O. L., 1913 Macon 

♦Clark, Edward O., 1906 Decatur 

Clark. Thornton, 1887 Lawton. Okla. 

Clarke, Abner, 1879 Mt. Sterling 

Coleman. Mathew G.. 1888 Danville 

♦Collier, Martin F., 1895 

Winter Park, Fla. 



Cole. Alfred E.. 1914. 
*Colwell. John B.. 18( 
Combs, Edward S., If 
Corrie, Carl M., 1911. 
Cox, Guy A. 



Quincy 

Chicago 

Quincy 

.Winchester 
.Perry 



Crane, John W., 1872 Decatur 

Crews, Edwin K., 1891 Stewardson 

Cross, William, 1911 Sidney 

Cummins, Joyce P., 1910 Oakland 

♦Cummins, Lewis G., 1912 Danville 

Cusic, Henry F., 1890 Indianola 

Davidson. William J., 1910 Evanston 

Davis, Charles H., 1895 San Jose 

Dewhirst. Guy, 1920 Roodhouse 

Dill, Herman H., 1918 Bloomington 

♦Dimmitt, Jonas L., 1902, 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

Dowson, Wilbert, 1909 Springfield 

♦Duff, James M., 1889. .Cedarville, Wis. 

Dugan, J. Jay, 1872 Petersburg 

Duncan, Charles M., 1910. . .Bloomington 
Dundas, John W., 1905 Danville 

Eldredge. John M., 1895 Loami 

Ellis, Howard Marion, 1915 Girard 

Ellis, J. L. B., 1873 Shelbyville 

Ellison. Lewis S., 1907 Stonington 

Enninger, Joseph C, 1887 

Middle Inlet, Wis. 

Ennis, Royal W., 1894 Deland 

Evans, John E., 1912 Mansfield 

Ewing, John C, 1907 Littleton 

Ewing, Thomas N., 1897 Decatur 

Ewers, Joseph D., 1917 Ridge Farm 

Faulk. Merrill C, 1920 Ludlow 

Fairchild, Wilber D., 1899 Mattoon 

Fairchild, Roscoe S.. 1915 Bemen* 

Flagge, Albert H., 1893 Areola 

Flagge, George W., 1887 Taylorville 

Flanigan, Albert S., 1897 Hoopeston 

♦Frazier, George A., 1885 Villa Grove 

♦F'ultz, Chas. M., 1906 Wausaukee, Wis. 
Funk, H. Ray, 1918 Chestnut 

Galeener, Chris, 1878 Carrollton 

♦Gant, Charles W.. 1908 Windsor 

Gibbs. Henry C, 1886 Decatur 

Gilmore, William F., 1870 Bath 

♦Goldsmith, Stephen, 1868 

Thompson, Nebr. 

*Goodspeed. James M., 1873 Tuscola 

Gowdy, Dudley V.. 1893 Virginia 

Gross, James J., 1915 West Point 

Grummon, Arthur R., 1912 Pittsfleld 

Hager, C. F., 1919 Chesterfield 

Hallam. Joseph. 1915 Edgrar 

Hamand, Charles W., 1908 Waverly 

Hammer, G. B New Canton 

♦Hancock, Thomas L., 1887 

Rice Lake, Wis. 



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1921 



♦Hard, Clark P., 1894 

Zion City, 2803 Emmaus Ave 

Harms,, W. C, 1906 Palmyra 

Hardesty, John L., 1910 Carlinville 

Harrell, Joseph M., 1918 

East Wareham. Mass. 

Harry, Frank M., 1897 Urbana 

Hartley, Daniel H., 1903 Illiopolis 

Hartman, H. W., 1914 Kincaid 

*Hartman, Thomas F., 1896 

Memphis, Tenn. 
♦Hathaway, Reuben N., 1893 Champaign 

♦Haverfleld, Ira S.. 1914 GifEord 

Havighurst, Freeman A., 1892 

Springfield 

Hedges, Edwin A., 1894 Mahommet 

Heinlein, Arthur A., 1906 Newman 

♦Hennesey, John D., 1904 Danville 

Henry, William W., 1895 Virden 

Hess, Oscar B., 1904 Paxton 

Higgins, Harry F.. 1911 Warsaw 

Hillerby, J. P., 1920 Jacksonville 

*Hoar, S. H., 1920 Kansas 

*Hobart, Marcene E., 1891 Urbana 

Hogue, C. E., 1920 Lerna 

Holmes, Guy W., 1917 Meredosia 

Honn, Andrew L., 1911 

Fairmount and Jamaica 

Homey, Jonathan B., 1884 Normal 

Howard, Leo, 1904 Carbondale 

*Huber, Samuel H., 1878 Champaign 

Hubbart, Richard B., 1894 Urbana 

Hunter, William F., 1908. .Pleasant Hill 

Ivie, C. W., 1918 Havana 

Ilk, Rubert A., 1906 Metcalf 

Ingram, Harrison M., 1901 Lowder 

Jackson, Hugh S., 1914 Rantoul 

Jeffers, Delphus L., 1911 Hume 

•Jeffers, Elijah M.. 1883. .Cameron, Mo. 

Jerman, J. Nelson, 1914 Waynesville 

*Jockish, Albert J., 1904 Decatur 

Johnson, Wiley, 1902 Girard 

♦Johnson, William, 1905 Bristol, Colo. 

Johnston. U. Grant. 1910 Fisher 

Jones, Oscar F., 1914 Morrisonville 

*Jones, Ralph C, 1914 Price, Utah 

Judy, John M., 1905 Danville 

Juvinall, Charles F., 1901 Springfield 

Keenan, Wilbur E., 1920 Georgetown 

Keck, H. A.. 1918 Champaign 

Kemp, Theodore, 1893 Bloomington 

♦Kensil, Dexter D.. 1892 Shelbyville 

Kirkpatrick, James O., 1889.. White Hall 

Kittel, Peter, 1899 Berry 

Knotts, T. Lee, 1894 Urbana 

Kruzan, Horace W., 1909 Dawson 

Kruwel, J. D., 1914 Lincoln 

Kumler, John A., 1868 Hamilton, O. 

Krughoff, K. F., 1919 Lincoln 

♦Lehman, John O., 1905, Plain City, Ohio 

Liston, Charles E., 1918 Camp Point 

Litherland, H. Anson, 1918 Aususta 

Leach, Howard, 1920 Ogden 

Lloyd, William G., 1903 Villa Grove 

Lochridge, F. E., 1919 Springfield 

Long, John P., 1911 Blue Mound 

Losh, George L., 1915 Beardstown 

Lotz, Charles J., 1912 Mt. Auburn 

Lotz. P. 'Henry, 1913 At School 

Luce, A. A., 1917 Bloomington 

Lucas, .Tohn A.. 1882 Lincoln 

Lugg, Edward H., 1890 LeRoy 

Lugg, Thomas B., 1915 Sadorus 

Madden, Frederic B., 1885 Clinton 

Madden, Samuel N., 1894 Edinburg 

Mallinson, Burl D., 1910 Raymond 



Martin, Otto E., 1917 Owaneco 

♦Masden, Charles P., 1904 

5494 College Ave., Oakland, Calif. 
♦Mathis, Robert E., 1892 Roseburg, Oreg 
Maxey, Albert S., 1905. . .Mechanicsburg 
♦McAnally, Jesse F., 1901... York, Nebr. 
McCarty, Frank A., 1893. . .Bloomington 

McCollom, C. S., 1904 Cowden 

McConnell, A. H., 1915 Weldon 

McDaniel. Robert F., 1895 Springfield 

*McFadden, Matthew B., 1870. .Tuscola 

McGhee, William H., 1886 Hammond 

Mcintosh, Stephen A. D., 1901 

Warrensburg 

Mcintosh. William D., 1900 Pesotum 

Mcintosh, William W., 1888 

Westboro, Mass. 
*McKinney, Henry A., 1885 

La Mesa, Calif. 

•MbKinney, Wm. A., 1877 Barry 

McKown, Charles F., 1879 Athens 

McPherson, Harry W., 1904 Danville 

McRoberts, D. O., 1918 Green Valley 

Meaker, Jared N., 1907. .Pleasant Plains 

Means, William E., 1891 Paris 

Mehl, E. E., 1919 Armstrong 

Metzel, George V., 1903 Urbana 

Meyers, Orlando H.,, 1911 Griggsville 

♦Miles, David T., 1886 Urbana 

♦Miller, Jasper, 1891 Murphysboro 

♦Miller, John W., 1889.. San Juan, Texas 

Miller, J. Wesley, 1882 Bloomington 

♦Minier, Philip N., 1854. .Harwood, Tex. 

Mitchell, Thomas S., 1893 Kansas 

Mitchell, Walter, 1889 Divernon 

Montgomery, Homer B., 1895. . .Latham 

Montgomery, W. G., 1920 Rochester 

Monson, Charles W., 1915. . .Monticello 
Montague, Robert N., 1918. . .Hindsboro 
♦Moon, Armanus D., 1884 

Terre Haute, Ind. 

Morrison, Charles R., 1895 Savoy 

♦Morton, James P., 1893 Muskogee, Okla. 

Munch, Henry C, 1906 Sharpsburg 

♦Musgrove, William H., 1872 

6527 Kimbark St., Chicago 
Murrell, Jesse L., 1915 St. Joseph 

Nate, Joseph .C, 1899, 

150 Fifth Ave., New York 

Neil, W. H., 1920 Chicago 

Nelson, David Frazier, 1913 Delavan 

Neumeyer, Frank E., 1916 Camargo 

Neumeyer, M. H., 1920 At School 

Palmer, Elwin T.,1920 Bluffs 

*Palmer, Elmer D., 1918 Evanston 

Park, Gye, 1906 Elkhart 

♦Parson, Charles E., 1913. . .BroadlandS 

Patrick, Andrew J., 1902 Joliet 

Peck, Alva B., 1891 Pana 

Pettit, C. E., 1916 Marshall 

Petty, Bert. M., 1920 Westfield 

Phillipe, William A., 1909. . .Martinsville 

Phillips, William S., 1894 Carlinville 

Pierce, Samuel Church, 1898 Gifford 

Piersel, Alba C, 1909 Bloomington 

Pilch, Charles T., 1907 Urbana 

Pitner, William F., 1916 Golden 

Fletcher, Ernest L., 1894 Jacksonville 

♦Plowman, Alonzo L., 1885 

146 S Kensington Ave., Kansas City, Mo. 

Poore, E. R., 1921 Toledo 

Powers, P. Raymond Bloomington 

Powell, Henry F., 1907 Lovington 

♦Powell, Lewillian A., 1879 

Niagara, Wis. 

Pulliam, William G., 1914 Bowen 

Randle, George W., 1903. . .Jacksonville 

Read, Franklin C, 1886 Lima 

Read, George W., 1873 Normal 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



♦Reasoner, John R., 1878 Urbana 

Reed, Fred, 1906 Bismarck 

Reed, James D., 1920 Bethany 

Reno, Simeon R., 1899 Tower Hill 

^Reynolds. William A., 1876 

Los Angeles, Calif. 
Reynolds. James E., 1913, 

Georgetown. R. F. D. 
Rineheart, Philip J., 1912. .Jacksonville 
Robertson, Clarence D., 1896 

Jacksonville 
Rose, Walter E., 1894.. Dodge City. Kan. 

Rudd, Bovd L.. 1918 McLean 

*Rutledge. William N., 1871 

Champaign, 407 Chalmers St. 

Sandmeyer, Edwin G.. 1904 Urbana 

Sauer. Edwin H., 1917 Neoga 

Schell, Walter A.. 1914 Gays 

Scrimger. George E.. 1875 Petersburg 

Settles, Joseph L.. 1900 

740 Rush Street, Chicago 

Schafer, Avery L.. 1909 Arthur 

Sherman, Hiram A.. 1915 Franklin 

Shields. J. Parker, 1889. Nashville. Tenn. 

Shipp, Benjamin F., 1890 Tuscola 

Shores. Royal L.. 1909 Humboldt 

*Shouse. Joseph D.. 1909 Newton 

Shouse, Thurman F., 1911 Danville 

Simmons, Andrew L., 1907 White Heath 

Simmons. Albert N., 1883 Seymour 

Singleton, J. H., 1915 Shiloh 

P. O. Mahomet 

Smith, C. P. W Quincy 

Smith, Chesteen. 1920 Decatur 

*Smith, Edgar M., 1900 

Memphis, Tenn., 1773 Autumn ave 

Smith. Francis E., 1903 Gibson City 

Smith. John S., 1893 Catlin 

Smith. William A.. 1875 

Springfield. 1015 W. Governor St. 
*Somerville. Pearl C, 1912. 

Bloomington 

Starr, John W., 1918 Fithian 

Steed, Robert L., 1887 Saybrook 

Stewart, Oscar, 1910 Oconee 

Stewart, John T., 1920 Witt 

Stokes, Charles L., 1917 Astoria 

♦Stout, Jesse A., 1889 Martinsville 

Stretton, John T., 1905 Bellflower 

Swaney, Edward C, 1911 Payson 

♦Talbot. Frederick J., 

Pasqua, Sask., Canada 

♦Taylor. Charles B., 1884 Urbana 

Tharp, Jesse S., 1893 Nokomis 

Theobald, Walter B., 1911... East Lynn 

Theobald, Walter W.. 1891 Maroa 

Thrall, Charles H.. 1913 McLean 

Thrall, Harold L., 1911 Cisco 

Tobie, Edwin L., 1909 Cerro Gordo 

Towle, Elmer K., 1895 Champaign 



Tremaine. Myron D., 1895 Windsor 

♦Tryon, Harvey S., 1865 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 

Tull, John M., 1910 Kinderhook 

Tull, Thomas H., 1889 Jacksonville 

Turner, Hugh C, 1872 Alton 

Underwood, Cliva R., 1920 Lakewood 

Van Cleve, Joseph W., 1902 

740 Rush Street, Chicago 
Vorbeck, Edward S., 1908 

Williamsville 

♦Wade, James R., 1858 Denver, Col». 

Waggoner, Gordon. 1919. . .Warrensburg 

Wakefield. Silas N"., 1893 Chrisman 

♦Walden, Lewis F.. 1871 

Urbana, 605 S. Race St. 
Waltmire, Homer H., 1915.. Mt. Sterling 

♦Wamsley, Edwards S., 1869 Chicago 

♦Want, Marquis M., 1891 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Ward, Frank B.. 1908 Sidell 

Ward, Charles A.. 1911 Athens 

Warden, H. R Charleston 

Warlick, John R., 1905 Chatham 

♦Wass. Henry G., 1884 Catlin 

Wassell, Alvin R.. 1911 Allerton 

Weaver, S. T., 1920 Versailles 

Webster, William H., 1859 Danville 

W^ehrman, Charles, 1889 Chatham 

Weiss, A. S Rankin.. 

Wells, Abraham, 1888 

Cincinnati. Ohio. 420 Plum st. 
Wells, Arthur M., 1897. .Decatur-Grace 
Wetzel, George T., 1891 

Lynville, P. O. Jacksonville 
White, Albert A., 1891 

Downs. P. O. Normal 
Whitlock, Stephen H., 1869 

Peoria. 810 Hamilton Blvd. 

Whitloch. W. E Littleton 

Wicks, Alfred L., 1902 Potomac 

Wilkerson, George N., 1906 Atwood 

*Wilkin. Milton P., 1882 Urbana 

♦Willard, Anthus, 1885 Brighton 

Willard, Harry, 1907 Middletown 

Willey, J. E Vermilion 

Williams, J. W., 1918 Riverton 

Williams, Ezra J., 1909 Clayton 

Williams, S. C, 1917 Plymouth 

Williams, Reuben Y., 1887. . .Moweaqua 

Willson, Howard T Hillsboro 

Wilson, Milton, 1906 Assumption 

Wohlfarth, Jordan F.. 1882.. Mason City 
♦Wood. Charles G., 1882 

Wichita, Kans., 1115 S. Francis St. 

Wright, Thomas B., 1888 Niantic 

♦Young, C. H.. 1918 Farmer City 

Young, Edward V., 1904 Shelby\'ille 

♦Young, James M., 1884. . . .Hemet, Colo. 



PROBATIONERS. 



First Year 

Ambler. Harlow B Murdock 

Baldridge, George E Lake City 

Cochran, Harry A Windsor 

Doland, Frank R Arrowsmith 

Evans, Harry R Bloomington 

Ford, Jual R Covel 

Graves, Samuel Jacksonville 

Hoewing, Homer M Beason 

Lawrence, Leland L Oakwood 

♦Nordling, Clarence C Boston 

Pinkston, Benj. H Columbus 

Ragan, Ray L Atlanta 



♦Snyder, Paul J Boston 

Suhm, Harold D Evanston 

Second Year 

Marshall. Mead M Boody 

Melvin. J. Fred Weedman 

Wroughton, Richard J Loraine 

Third Year 

♦Phillips. John M Boston 

Fourth Year 
Delap, Homer D Edinburg 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



ir 

OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE. 



PRESIDENT. 

Bishop Thomas Nicholson, Chicagro, 111. 

SECRETARY AND EDITOR OF MINUTES. 

Frederic B. Madden, Clinton, 111. 

Secretary's Assistants. 

E. G. Sandmeyer, H. G. Beck, C. W. Hamand R. L. Steed, Registrar. 

STATISTICIAN. 

Orlando H. Meyers. 

Staltistician's Assistants. 

E. H. Sauer, A. R. Wassel, L. K. Armentrout J. D. Butler, Boyd L. Rudd, 
Roy Doland, J. N. German, Guy Dewhirst. 

TREASURER. 

Homer H. Waltmire, Mt. Sterling, 111. 

Treasurer's Assistants. 

A. S. Maxey, J. W. Starr, Guy Dewhirst, E. C. Swaney, J. F. Melvin, 

A. L. Honn Boyd L. Rudd. 

AUDITOR. 

Edwin A. Hedges. 

Auditor's Assistants. 

W. B. Theobald, C. M. Corrie, W- G. Pulliam, B. D.-Mallinson, J. J. Gross, 

H. R. Funk, J. W. Armstrong. 

TREASURER OF MINUTE FUND. 

C. S. Boyd, Springfield, 111. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 15 

III. 

CONFERENCE BOARDS AND SOCIETIES. 



BOARD OF CHURCH LOCATION. 



Bloomington District — E. H. Lugg-, A. G. Carnine, Frank Rice, Robert 
Means. ■ 

Champaign-Danville District — J. A. Biddle, J. S. Smith H. M. Leonard, 
O. L. Browder. 

Decatur District— L. E. Baldwin, H. L. Thrall, J. F. Mattes, E. N. Herron. 

Jacksonville District — ^W. S- Phillips, G. W. Wetzel, J. J. Reeves, O. T. 
Purl. 

Mattoon District— B. F. Shipp, S. N. Wakefield, H. D. Blake, E. W. 
Menely. 

Quincy District— G. L. Losh, O. H. Meyers, J. D. Thomas, O. L. Williams. 

Springfield District — G. W. Flag-ge, C. F. Juvinall, S. A. Bullard, John 
Shellar. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

President, W. A. Smith; Vice-President, S. H. Whitlock; Secretary, F. B. 

Madden; Treasurer, H. C. Gibbs. 

Class of 1922 — F. B. Madden, C. F. Buker, T. N. Ewing. 

Class of 1923— F. A. Havighurst, R. F. McDaniel, B. F. Shipp. 

Class of 1924 — W. A. Smith, S. H. Whitlock, H. C. Gibbs. 

BOARD OF STEWARDS. 

Class of 1922— R. Y. William.s, A. B. Peck, J. O. Kirkpatrick. 
Class of 1923— Walter Mitchell, Milton Wilson, W. G. Lloyd. 
Class of 1924— E. L. Tobie, G. \V. Flagge, P. P. Carson. 

TRUSTEES DOMESTIC MISSIONS AND CHURCH AID SOCIETY. 

Ministers. 
Class of 1922— Wm. Cross, J. D. Kruwell, Wilbert Dowson. 
Class of 1923 — D. V. Gowdy, A. L. Caseley, C. F. Buker. 
Class of 1924 — C. D. Robertson, W. W. Henry, F. E. Lockridge. 

Laymen. 
Class of 1922 — C. H. Lemen, Herman Mayer, N. L- Allyn. 
Class of 1923— B. F. Kagey, O. T. Purl, W. J. Porter. 
Class of 1924 — Thomas Hopper, Lee Matheny, J. E. Orr. 

CONFERENCE DEACONESS BOARD. 

President — C. W. F. Smith, Quincy, Illinois. 
Vice-President — A. C. Piersel, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Second Vice-President — Mrs. Eva Frields, Quincy, Illinois. 
Secretary and Treasurer — G. L. Losh. Beardstown, Illinois. 



16 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Members of the Illinois Conference Deaconess Board. 

1. Bishop Nicholson. 

2. Seven District Superintendents — 

3. Four members from the Conference, viz: C. W. F. Smith, G. L. Losh, 
A. C. Piersel, C. R. Morrison. 

4. Two from Board of Managers Chaddock Boys' School, W. T. Beadles, 
M. F. Singleton. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Ex-Officio. 
President Joseph R. Harke^^ Illinois Woman's College; President Theodore 
Kemp, Illinois Wesleyan. 

Class of 1922— J. C. Nate, C. W. Groves, F. A. Havighurst, B. T. Huff, T 
N. Ewing, Richard Yates, W- J. Davidson, Eva Frields, A. S. Chapman, W. T. 
Perin. 

Class of 1923— W. D. Fairchild, J. A. Cathcart, C. R. Morrison, Cliff Guild, 
H. W. McPherson, H. R. Snavely, A. C. Adams, L. J. Owen, C. M. Duncan, 
L. G. Snerley. 

Class of 1924— A. K. Byrns, J. S. McClellan, J. C. Baker, John Kissack, 
A. R. Grummon, O. T. Purl, E. M. Antrim, J. J. Reeve, F. A. McCarty, G. H. 
Wilson. 

OFFICERS OF THE PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY. 

President— B. F. Shipp. 

Vice-President — Christie Galeener. 

Secretary— H. C. Gibbs. 

Treasurer — Hiram B. Prentice. 

Board of Managers— A. M. Wells, C. F. Buker, George Connard, L. W. 
Snerley. 

BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Ministers — W. G. Lloyd, P. P. Carson, F. A. Havighurst, and the District 
Superintendents. 

Laymen — J. W. Brecken, Fred Wanless, J. E. Harrold, W. A. Joy, I. B. 
Blackstock, B. F. Kagey, B. F. Huff, G. O. Burton, W. H. Bruce, C. C. Jones. 

BOARD OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Districts Pastor.s Laymen 

Bloomington C. H. Thrall Fred Hitch 

Champaign .'r J. W. Starr F. M. Thompson 

Decatur E. V. Young Dr. E. T. Evans 

Jacksonville J. O. Kirkpatrick T. V. Hopper 

Mattron A. H. Flagge C. A. Vest 

Quincy A. E. Cole V. G. Musselman 

Springfield ; A. B. Peck H. D. Lukenbill 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



IV. 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. 



(A) STANDING COMMITTEES 1921, 

In all cases the first named will be the Convenor of the Committee. 

Benevolences— C. H. Thrall, J. N. Jerman, W. B. Theobald, J. A. Biddle. 
R. S. Fairchild, H. F. Powell, J. O. Kirkpatrick, H. A. Sherman, H. F. Cusic, 
S. H. Hoar, W. G. Pulliam, Peter Kittle, J. S. Tharp, C. W. Munson. 

Church Literature — S. E. Pierce, Boyd Rudd, G. W. Randall, W. H. Mc- 
Ghee, J. D. Shouse, J. R. Chouvront, D. L. Jeffers , R. L. Shores, D F. Nelson, 
E. A. Hedges, E. K. Crews, M. D. Tremaine, Hugh S. Jackson, E. L. Tobie. 

Claims of Book Concern— G. E. Scrimger, L. A- Baldwin, J. N. Meaker, 
M. F. Ault, E. S. Borton, J. S. Vorbec, R. J. Wroughton, Gordan Waggoner, 
E. E. Mehl, C. E. Listen. 

Conference Claimants and Preachers' Aid— A. M. Wells, H. C. Gibbs, S. 

X. Wakefield J. S. Smith, F. B. Madden. W. F. Pitner, G. T. Wetsell, J. W. 
Armstrong, C. S. Boyd, Walter Mitchell, J. T. Stretton, A. E. Cole, P. P. 
Carson, J. P. Cummins. 

Conference Relations— Class 1921, A. M. Wells, A. H. Flagge, F. B. 
Madden, D. V. Gowdy; Class 1922, R. W. Ennis, R. L. Steed, C. F. Buker, C. F. 
Juvinall; Class 1923, T. H. Tull, B. F. Shipp, E. J. Campbell, A. L. Caseley. 

Domestic Missions — J. C. Bell W. C. Harms, H. T. Wilson, O. H. Meyers, 
J. D. Kruwel, J. H. Singleton, J. W. Dundas, D. D. Mallinson, J. C. Brown, C. 
H. Davis, Fred Reed, G. N. Wilkerson, R. N. Montague, R. A. Illk. 

Education— A. R. Grummon, F. A. McCarty, H. A. Keck, H. W. McPher- 
son, J. A. Betcher, C. M. Corie, A. C. Piersel, C. F. Buker, A. S. Chapman, 
A. C. Adams, H. L. Thrall, Chesteen Smith, F. A. Havighurst, G. W. Flagge, 
J. C. Baker, H. H. Waltmire, Guy Dewhirst, J. E. Evans, E. V. Young, a. B. 
Peck, J. C. Nate, W. J. Davidson, and "Heads of Educational Institutions." 

Evangelism — E. K. Towle, P. Raymond Powers, G. L. Losh, J. C. Berry, 
E. J. Campbell, O. B. Hess, L. G. Adams, J. J. Gross, E. V. Gowdy, E. J. 
Williams, W. A. Phillipi, U. G. Johnston, Harry Evans, O. F. Jones. 

Hospital and Philanthropies— D. H. Hartley, G. W. Holmes, T. S. Mitchell, 
A. H. McConnell, C. A. Ward, D. O. McRoberts, W. W. Henry, T. B. Wright, 
W. M. Cross, Jos. Hallam J. E. ReynolcJs, E. H. Lugg, S. T. Weaver, G. A. Cox. 

Memoirs — ^W. A. Smith, C. R. Morrison, J. F. Wohlfarth, F. E. Neumeyer, 
Christie Galeener, T. A. Adams. 

Minute Fund— O. E. Martin, Milton Wilson, Merrel Faulk, H. M. Ellis, 
L. S. Ellison, J. D. Ewei's, Fred Reed. 

Post Office — H. W. Kruzan, E. L. Carson, G. A. Cox, A. S. Weiss, H. M. 
Ingram, W. A. Schell, Herman Dill. 

Privileges— C. F. Buker, D. V. Gowdy, C. H. Morrison. 

Resolutions — A. A. Hcinlein, M. D. Tremaine, W. E. Keenan, A. L. Shafer, 
C. H. Young, H. C. Munch, A. A. White, B. M. Petty, W. S. Phillips, E. A. 
Sauer, E. T. Palmer, J. C. Ewirig. 

State of Country — Wilbert Dowson, F. E. Lockridge, Jesse L. Murrell, A. 



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L.. Honn, T. B. Lug-g, O. L. Clapper, C. E. Listen, H. F. Higgins, T. H. Tull, 
F. E. Smith, R. F, McDaniels, H. G. Beck, R. W. Ennis, A. L. Caseley. 

Sunday School and Epworth League — J. D. Kruwel, Howard Leach, C. R. 
Booth, J. W. Starr, E. G. Sandmeyer, C. J. Lotz, W. F. Hunter, A. R. Grum- 
mon, C. W. Ivie, A. A. Luce, C. W. Hamand, C. E. Pettit, H. S. Jackson, J. E. 
Evans. 

W. F. and W. H. Missionary Society— Alfred Wicks, J. M. Tull, S. A. D. 
Mcintosh, C. T. Pilch, Harry Willard, Samuel Graves, J. R. Warlick, A. S. 
Maxey, F. C. Read, F. B. Ward, J. D. Ewers, J. F. Melvin, W. A. Boyd, H. F. 
Powell. 



(B) SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Committee on Surveys. 

Bloomington District — Boyd L. Rudd. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 
Champaign — Jesse Murrell. Quincy — W. G. Pulliam. 

Decatur — O. L. Clapper. Springfield — Charles J. Lotz. 

Jacksnville — G. W. Randle. 

Vice-Presidents of Districts. 

Bloomington — Boyd L. Rudd. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 

Champaign — Jesse Murrell. Quincy — E. C. Swaney. 

Decatur — O. L. Clapper. Springfield— B. D. Mallinson. 

Jacksonville — G. M. Hayes. 

Commission of the Illinois Conference Epworth League Institute. 

E. G. Sandmeyer, President; C. R. Booth, Dean; E. V. Young, H. G. Beck, 
J. D. Butler, Howard Leach, D. V. Gowdy. 

Officers of Epworth League. 

C. R. Booth, President; Howard Leach, Secretary. 

Triers of Appeals. 
A. C. Piersel, A. H. Flagge, Christie Galeener, S. H. Whitlock, B. F. Shipp, 
Alternates: A. L. Caseley, W. A. Smith. 

Officers of the Rural Pastors' Association. 
President — J. H. Singleton. 
Vice President — Jesse L. Murrell. 
Secretary-Treasurer — T. B. Lugg. 

District Vice-Presidents. 

Bloomington — J. Fred Melvin. Jacksonville — G. M. Hayes. 

Champaign-Danville — Jesse Murrell. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 
Decatur— O. L. Clapper. Quincy— H. A. Litherland. 

Springfield — O. E. Martin. 

Members of Commission on Conference Claimants' Campaign for 
Endowment Fund. 

District Superintendents — For Board of Trustees, B. F. Shipp; for Board 
of Stewards, R. Y. Williams; for Board on Control, i'reachers' Aid Society, 
A. M. Wells. 

Laymen : 
Bloomington District— W. H. Firke. Jacksonville— C. C. Grimmett. 
Champaign-Danville — Judge F. H. Mattoon— Judge H. R. Snavely. 

Boggs. Quincy — D. L. Musselman. 

Decatur— L. W. Snerley. Springfield— Ira B. Blackstock, 

Lay Members at Large. 
Hiram B. Prentis, Benjamin F. Kagey, Edgar S. Barnes. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 19 



Commission of Twenty-one. 

The Commission of Twenty-one was ordered continued, two from each 
District (three of whom are to be District Superintendents) and seven at 
large, as follows: 

Bloomington — F. A. McCarty, F. B. Madden. 

Champaign -Danville — H. W. McPherson, H. A. Keck. 

Decatur— E. J. Campbell, A. M. Wells. 

Jacksonville— E. L. Fletcher, S. W. Phillips. 

Mattoon — A. S. Chapman, W. D. Fairchild. 

Quincy — C. F. W. Smith, A. R. Grummon. 

Springfield — E. M. Antrim, G. W. Flagge. 

AT LARGE— J. W. Van Cleve, E. G. Sandmeyer, B. F. Shipp, H. C. Gibbs. 
C. F. Buker, Christie Galeener, A. C. Adams. 

RELATED INTERESTS— J. C. Baker, Theodore Kemp, J. R. Marker, 
Mrs. Eva Frields, T. N. Ewing, E. S. Combs, Charles M. Duncan, A. K. Byrns. 

Commission to Publish the Minutes of 1922. 

C. S. Boyd, C. F. Juvinal, E. M. Antrim, F. B. Madden, member ex-offlcio. 
Ten Year Program. 

Bishop Thos, Nicholson, chairman ex-officio; I. B. Blackstock, B. P. 
Kagey, C. C. Grimmett, Chas. Caughlin, S. A. Murdock, J. C. Nate, Arthur 
S. Chapman, F. A. McCarty, E. S. Combs, H. A. Keck, W. D. Fairchild, E. M. 
Antrim, T. N. Ewing, Chas. Duncan, E. L. Fletcher, A. K. Byrns, C. F. 
Junival, F. B. Madden, Theodore Kemp, Joseph Harker, J. C. Baker, Mrs. 
Eva Frields, B. F. Shipp, W. A. Smith, Lee Matheny, "W. G. Lloyd, H. C. 
Gibbs, I. Love, Clyde Booth, Mrs. Kate Ffitzenmyer, Mrs. E. G. Coon, J. W. 
Davidson, E. G. Sandmyer, R. W. Ennis, C. S. Boyd, A. K. Byrns. 

ON ORGANIZATION— F. A. McCarty. E. M. Antrim, J. C. Baker, W. D. 
Fairchild. 

Conference Historical Society. 

President — E. G. Sandmyer. 

Vice-Presidents — Board of District Superintendents. 

Recording Secretary — C. F. Juvinall. 

Corresponding Secretary — C. S. Chapman. 

Treasurer — R. W. Ennis. 

Librarian — C. S. Boyd. 



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V. 

DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS. 



1. Is this Annual Conference Incorporated According to the Requirement 
of the Discipline? 

Ans. It is. 

2. Who have been Received by Transfer, and from what Conference? 

Ans. G. B. Hammer, W. Virginia; E. R. Poore, H. R. Wardell and J. E. 
Willey. S. Illinois; Elwin T. Palmer and P. Raymond Powers, Rock River; C. F. 
W. Smith, Central Illinois; W. E. Whitlock, N. W. Iowa. 

3. Who have been Readmitted? 

Ans. None. 

4. Who have been Received on Credentials, and from what Churches? 

Ans. None. 

5. Who have been Received on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

Ans. George E. Baldridge, Harry A. Cochran, Frank R. Doland, Jual R. Forci, 
Benjamin H. Pinkston. 

(b) In studies of third year under the Seminary Rule? 
Ans. None. 

6. Who have been Continued on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

Ans. Harlow B. Ambler, Harry R. Evans, Samuel Graves, Homer M. 
Hoewing, Leland L. Lawrence, Clarence C. Nordling, Ray L. Ragan, Paul J. 
Snyder, Harrold D. Suhrn. 

(b) In Studies of Second Year. 

Ans. J. Fred Melvin, Mead M. Marshall, Richard J. Wraughton. 

(c) In Studies of Third Year. 
Ans. John M. Phillips. 

(d) In Studies of Fourth Year. 
Ans. Homer F. Delap. 

7. Who have been Discontinued? 

Ans. Earl O. England. 

8. Who have been admitted into Full Membership? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Deacons this year. 

Ans. Fred A. Buchholtz, Herman H. Dill, Guy W. Holmes, Boyd L. Rudd. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Deacons previously. 
Ans. None. 

9. What Members are in Studies of Third Year? 

(a) Admitted into Full Membership this year. 

Ans. Fred A. Buchholtz, Herman H. Dill, Guy W. Holmes, Boyd L. Rudd. 

(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. 

Ans. Paul E. Carson, Merrill C. Faulk, Elmer D. Palmer, Cliva R. Under- 
wood, Joseph D. Ewers, Ira S. Haverfleld, Charles L. Stokes, Frederic J. Talbot. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 21 

10. What Members are in Studies of Fourth Year? 

Ans. James J. Gross, Wilbur E. Keenan, Howard Leach, Jesse L. Murrill, 
Martin H. Neumeyer, Bert M. Petty. James D. Reed, John T. Stewart. 

11. What Members have Completed the Conference Course of Study? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Elders this year. 

Ans. John D. Barnhart, Jr. (to be elsewhere), H. Ray Funk, John F. Long, 
Otto E. Martin. 

(b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously. 
Ans. None. 

(c) Elected and Ordained Elders under the Seminary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

12. What others have been Elected and Ordained Deacons? 

(a) As Local Preiichers. 
Ans. None. 

(b) Under Missionary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

(c) Under Seminary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

13. What others have been Elected and Ordained Eiders? 

(a) As Local Deacons. 
Ans. Homer F. Delap. 

(b) Under Missionary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

14. Was the Character of each Preacher examined? 
Ans. Yes. 

15. Who have been Transferred, and to what Conferences? 

Ans. W. R. Leslie, New England; Samuel Linge, Dakota; Walter Aitken. 
Nebraska; E. F. Williams, S. Illinois. 

16. Who have died? 

Ans. W. M. Carter, J. P. Edgar, Jonathan Glick, Bradley Hungeford, H. W. 
Miller, H. H. O'Neal, T. A. Parker. 

17. Who have been Located at their own Request? 

Ans. L. K. Armentrout. 

18. Who have been located: 
Ans. None. 

19. Who have Withdrawn? 
Ans. None. 

20. Who have been permitted to Withdraw under Charges or Complaints? 
Ans. None. 

21. Who have been Expelled? 

Ans. Frank H. Lathrop, from the Ministry and membership of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church. 

22. What other personal Notation should be made? 

Ans. O. W. Alexander, orders as a Local Elder, ordained in the Protestant 
Methodist Church, recognized as a Local Preacher. The orders of A. J. Hender- 
son, ordained in the Methodist Church of Canada, were recognized as a Local 
Preacher. When Joseph Howsman wa.s granted a location it was at his own 
request. 

23. Who are the Supernumerary Ministers, and for what number of years 
consecutively has each held this Relation? 

Ans. T. L. Hancock (4), T. F. Hartman (2). Ira S. Haverfield (4), A. J. 



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Jockish (2), Wiley Johnson (3), F. J. Talbot (2), J. O. Lehman (1), J. D. Shouse 
(1>, L. G, Cummins (1), J. L. Hardesty (1), J. W. Miller U). 

24. Who are the Retired Ministers? 

Ans. A. H. Alkire (1903), J. E. Artz (1920), H. C. Augustus (1915) M. F. 
Aault (1920), E. M. Barringer (1917), S. W. Beggs (1907), D. T. Black (1916), J. S. 

Bicknell (1916), Lewis Campbell (1919), T. A. Cttnaay (ia03), C. W. Caseley (1921), 
S. A. Cecil (1906), Abner Clark (1917), E. O. Clark (1913), Thornton Clark (1918), 
M. F. Collier (1913), J. B. Colwell (1906), J. W. Crane (1886), J. L. Dimmitt (1912), 
J. M. Duff (1914), J. J. Dugan (1911), J. L. B. Ellis (1901), J. C. Enninger (1920). 
G. A. Frazier (1904), C. M. M. Fultz (1918), W. F. Gilmore (1920), J. M. Goodspeed 
(1916), C. P. Hard (1904), R. N. Hathaway (1900), J. U. Hennessey (1914), J. P. 
Hillerby (1920), M. E. Hobart (1915), J. B. Homey (1914), S. H. Huber (1907), 
R. B. Hubbart (1919), E. M. Jeffers (1914), W. M. Johnson (1914), R. C. Jones, 
(1921), D. D. Kensil (1907), J. A. Kumler (1914), C. P. Masden (1910), 
R. E. Mathis (1913), M. B. McFadden (1907), W. W. Mcintosh (1901), H. A. Mc- 
Kinney (1903), W. A. McKinney (1905), C. F. McKown (1919), W. E. Means (1893), 

D. T. Miles (1908), Jasper Miller (1915). J. Wesley Miller (1904), P. N. Minier (1890), 
J. P. Morton (1917), A. D. Moon (1918), C. R. Morrison (1921), W. H. Musgrove, 
(1909), A. L. Plowman (1909), L. A. Powell (1896), G. W. Read (1900), J. R. 
Reasoner (1901), W. A. Reynolds (1911), W. E. Rose (1912), W. N. Rutledge (1911), 

E. M. Smith (1914), W. A. Smith (1918), J. A. Stout (1910), C. B. Taylor (1913), 
H. S. Tyron (1896), H. C. Turner (1916), L. F. Walden (1901), E. S. Wamsley 
(1901), M. M. Want (1917), H. G. Wass (1912), W. H. Webster (1905), Charles 
Wehrman (1918), Abraham Wells (1905), S. H. Whitlock (1909), M. P. Wilkin 
(1909), An thus Willard (1913), C. G. Wood (1893), J. M. Young (1900). 

25. Who are the Triers of Appeals? 

Ans. A. C. Piersel, S. H. Whitlock, A. H. Flagge, B. F. Shipp, Christie 
Galeener; Reserves, A. L. Caseley, W. A. Smith. 

26. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension? 

27. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions? 

28. What is the Statistical Report? 

Ans. See the Statistician's Report. 

29. What is the Conference Treasurer's Report? 

Ans. See the Conference Treasurer's Report. 

30. (a) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by the 
General Conference, as reported by the Conference Treasurer? 

Ans. $451,019. 

(b) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by 
the Annual Conference as reported by the Conference Treasurer? 
Ans. $63,958. 

31. What are the Claims on the Conference Funds? 

32. What has been received on these Claims. 

Ans. From the Book Concern, $7,110; from Annual Conf. Investments, 
$1,300; from the Chartered Fund, $35; from Pastoral, Charges, $45,700; from the 
Board of Conf. Claimants, $250. Total 

(b) How has it been Applied? 
Ans. See report of Board of Stewards. 

33. What amount has been apportioned to the Pastoral Charges within the 
Conference, to be raised for the support of Conference Claimants? (^336.) 

Ans. $50,000. 

34. What amount has been paid by the Conference Treasurer to the Board 
of Conference Claimants for Connectional Relief? 

Ans. $1,269. 

35. Where are the Preachers Stationed? 

Ans. See List of Appointments. i^ 

36. Where shall the Next Conference be held? 
Ans. Grace Church, Decatur. 



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VI. 

APPOINTMENTS. 



1. The names In brackets are supplies. 

2. Undergraduates in black letter. 

3. Figures at the left of the Charge Indicate the number of preaching points; 
figures at the right of the pastor's name indicate the number of years of service 
in that appointment. 

BLOOMIXGTOX DISTRICT — Charles M. Duncan, District Superintendent — 2. 
(P. O. Bloomlngton, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

2 Arrowsmith Frank R. Doland 1 

P. O. Bloomington 

1 Atlanta Ray L. Ragan 1 

1 Beason Homer Hoewing 1 

1 Bellflower J. T. Stretton 1 

1 Bloomington, First. F. A. McCarty 1 

1 Bloomington, Grace. A. L. Caseley 3 

1 Bloomington. ir'ark-.-A. A. Luce 1 

1 Bondville P. G. Batty 2 

1 Clinton F. B. Madden 3 

1 Covel Juar R. Ford 1 

1 Deland R. W. Ennis 3 

1 Del6van D. F. Nelson 1 

1 DeWitt M. S. Bumuus 1 

1 Downs A. A. White 1 

1 Ebenezer Circuit — Boyd L. Rudd 1 
P. O. McLean 

1 Farmer City C. H. Young 1 

1 Fisher U. Grant Johnston 2 

1 Gibson City F. E. Smith 1 

1 Green Valley D. O. McRoberts ] 

1 Hartsburg Herman Dill 1 



Charge Appointee Year 

Heyworth W. A. Boyd 3 

Hopedale W. P. Bowman 4 

LeRoy E. H. Lugg 2 

Lincoln J. D. Kruwel 1 

Lincoln Circuit... K. F. Kroughoff 2 

Mahomet E. A. Hedge.s 3 

Mansfield J. E. Evans 2 

Mason City J. F. Wohlfarth 2 

McLean C. H. Thrall 6 

IMinier (Llovd Strouse) 1 

New Holland (A. E. Bunton) 1 

San Jose C. H. Davis 2 

Saybrook R. L. Stead 9 

Seymour A. N. Simmons 2 

Shirlev (Louis O. Unger) 1 

Wapella (A. G. Carnine) 

P O Bloomington 

Waynesville J. N. German 2 

Weedman J. Fred Melvln 3 

Weldon A. H. McConnell 1 

"White Heath A. L. Simmons 2 



CHAMPAIGX-DAXVILLE DISTRICT— A. K. Byrns. District Superintendent— 1. 
P. O. Champaign, Illinois.) 



Charge 



Appointee 



Year 
1 

1 

1 



2 Armstrong E. E. Mehl 

2 Bismarck Fred Reed 

1 Catlin J. S. Smith 

1 Champaign, First H. A. Keck 

2 Collison G. E. Burton 2 

1 Danville, Central Park 

M. G. Coleman 3 
1 Danville, Grace T. F. Shouse 3 

1 Danville, Lincoln.. J. W. Dundas 2 
McKinley. . .J. M. Judy 1 
St. Jame.'' 

H. W. McPherson 3 

Tilton To be supplied 

Vermillion Heights 

(Wm. Revnolds) 2 

2 East Lynn W. B. Theobald 1 

2 Fairmount and Jamaica 

A. L. Honn 3 
P. O. Fairmount 
1 Fithian J. W. Starr 3 

1 Georgetown W. E. Keenan 1 

" f^ifford and Dewey... S. C. Pierce 4 

2 Henning (Arthur M'les) 2 

1 Homer T, A. Adams 1 

1 Hoopeston H, G. Beck 1 



Danville, 
Danville, 



Danville, 
Danville, 



Charge Appointee Year 

Ludlow and Pleasant Grove 

Merrell Faulk 2 
P. O. Ludlow 

:McKendree and Fairview 

J. E. Reynolds 1 
P. O. Georgetown. R. F. D. 

Oakwood L. L. Lawrence 1 

Ogden Howard Leach 2 

Paxton O. B. Hess 4 

Philo (J. C. McMahon) 1 

T'otomac Alfred WMcks 2 

Rankin A. S. ^Veiss 1 

Rantoul H. S. Jackson 1 

Rossville J. A. Biddle 2 

Savoy (C. R. Morrison) 3 

Shiloh J. H. Singleton 3 

St. Joseph Jesse L. Murrell 3 

Sidney William Cross 2 

Tolono (Ernest J. Peters) I 

I'rbana, First.. E. G. Sandmeyer 1 
LTrbana, Grace and Mt. Vernon.. 

C. T. Pilch 1 

LTrbana. Trinity J. C. Baker 1."; 

G. V. Metzel, Associate Pastor 3 

T. Lee Knott8, Assistant Pastor 2 



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DECATUR DISTRICT— T. N. Ewing, District Superintendent— 2. 
(P. O. Decatur, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Argenta (H. B. Pollock) 1 

1 Arthur A. L. Shafer 1 

1 Assumption Milton Wilson 4 

2 Atwood-Macedonia 

G. N. Wilkerson 5 
P. O. Atwood 
1 Bement Rogcoe Fairchild 2 

1 Bethany J. D. Reed 1 

2 Boody-Blue Mound 

M. M. Marshall 2 
P. O. Boody 

2 Cadwell-Rosedale 

(P. L. York) 2 
P. O. Cadwell 

1 Cerro Gordo E. L. Tobie 2 

1 Cisco H. L. Thrall 3 

1 Clarksburg Circuit 

(Ernest Duling) 1 
P. O. Shelbyville 

1 Cowden C. S. McCullom 1 

1 Decatur, First. . .Chesteen Smith 2 
1 Decatur, Grace A. M. Wells 3 

1 Decatur, St. Paul's.. C. R. Booth 5 

2 Elwin-Sargent. .Fred A. Buchholz 2 

P. O. Elwin 

1 Findley L. E. Baldwin 1 

1 ^dlay-St. Mary's. (D. A. Shuck) 1 
P. O. Findlay 



Year 
5 



Charge Appointee 

2 Forsythe-Sharon C. L. Bell 

P. O. Decatur 

2 Garrett-Cartwright...J. C. Berry 2 
P. O. Garret 

2 Hammond-Asbury.W. H. McGhee 1 

P. O. Hammond 

1 Harristovvn (J. L. McGiffin) 3 

3 LaPlace, Lintner and Long Creek 

C. R. Underwood 1 
P. O. LaPlace 

1 Lake City Geo. E. Baldridge 1 

t l^akewood (W. D. Russell) 1 

1 Latham H. B. Montgomery 3 

1 Lovington H. F. Powell 3 

1 Macon O. L. Clapper 2 

1 Maroa W. W. Theobald 1 

1 Monticello C. W. Monson 1 

1 Moweaqua R. Y. Williams 1 

1 Shelbyville, First... E. V. Young 3 

2 Sadorus T. B. Lugg 3 

1 Sanner Chapel E. L. Carson 1 

2 Strasburg (Paul Curry) 1 

2 Stewardson E. K. Crews 1 

1 Sullivan E. J. Campbell 2 

1 Tower Hill S. R. Reno 3 

1 Warrensburg. . .Gordon Waggoner 1 

1 Windsor M. D. Tremaine 1 

5 Windsor Circuit... H. A. Cochran 2 

P. O. Windsor 



JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT— E. L. Fletcher, District Superintendent— 5. 
(P. O. Jacksonville, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Ashland J. A. Betcher 3 

3 Ashland Circuit (Otis Ivie) 1 

P. O. Jacksonville 

2 Athens C. A. Ward 1 

Auburn (A. L. Wood) 1 



1 

4 Berdan (Amos Crawford) 1 



Bluff Springs...... (F. T. Peters) 3 

CarroUton Christie Galeener 5 

Carlinville W. S. Phillips 5 

Chandlerville and Bath 

(D. C. Byus) 2 

Chatham J. R. Warlick 2 

Chesterfield J. C. Ewing 2 

Concord (S. C. Hilburn) 1 

Curran (Geo. M. Hayes) 4 

Durbin and Providence 

F. P. Bonnefon 1 
P. O. Franklin 

Easton (A. J. Henderson) 2 

Franklin H. A. Sherman 2 

Forrest City and Kilbourne 

Harry R. Evans 2 

Girard H. M. Ellis 3 

Greenfield J. M. Armstrong 2 

Havana C- W. Ivie 2 

Island Grove-Alexander 

Samuel Graves 1 
P. O. Jacksonville 

Jacksonville. Brooklyn 

G. W. Randle 4 

Jacksonville, Centenary 

C. D. Robertson 1 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Jacksonville, Grace. .Thomas Tull 3 

3 Jacksonville Circuit 

P. J. Rhinehart 
1 Lowder H. M. Ingram 

1 Loami John M. Bldredge 

4 Lynnville G. W. Wetzel 

P. O. Jacksonville 

2 Manchester (Olin Lee) 

2 Modesto H. M. Ingram 

1 Murravville (L. T. Henninger) 

4 Nilwood (J. B. "Wunderlick) 

2 Oakford and Atterbury 

. . (Fred Deming) 

2 Pleasant Plains J. M. Meeker 

1 Palmyra W. C. Harms 

1 Petersburg G. E. Scrimger 

1 Roodhouse Guy Dewhirst 

3 Rockbridge and Greenfield Circuit 

(Tho.g. Symons) 1 

2 Thaver and Wesley 

(E. M. Barringer) 2 
P. O. Chatham 

1 Virginia D. V. Gowdy 1 

1 Virden W. W. Henry 2 

1 Waverly C. W. Hamand 1 

4 Waverlv Circuit, ((i. W. Andrews) 1 

\ "W^hite Hall J. O. Kirkpatrick 2 

1 AXTinchester C. M. Corrie 2 

1 West Jacksonville 

(F. E. Bracewell) 2 
P. O. Jacksonville 



MATTOON DISTRICT— W. D. Fairchild, District Superintendent— 5. 
(P. O. Mattoon, Illinois.) 
Charge Appointee Year Charge Appointee Year 
2 Allerton A. R. Wassell 3 1 Casey A. C. Adams 2 

1 Areola A. H. Flagge 3 i Charleston •,: • -Jt' Jf' ..S^'"^°JJ ? 

? Broadlands C. E. Parsons 1 3 Charleston Circuit. .H. R. Ward ell 1 

2 Brocton To be supplied P. O. Charleston 

2 Camargo P. E. Neumeyer 2 1 Cherry Point. .(M. B. Henderson) 6 



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MATTOON D 
Charge Appoinfee Year 

1 Chrisman S. N. Wakefield 1 

4 Edgar Joseph Hallam 3 

3 Etna .' To be supplied 

2 Gays W. A. Schell 1 

3 Grandview-Redmon 

(O. W. Alexander) 1 
P. O. Dudley 

3 Greenup (J. D. Shouse) 1 

2 Hindsboro R. N. Montague 3 

3 Humboldt R. L. Shores 1 

1 Hume D. L. Jeffers 1 

1 Indianola H. F. Cusic I 

1 Kansas T. S. Mitchell 1 

4 Kansas Circuit S. H. Hoar 3 

2 Lerna C. E. Hogue 2 

1 Marshall C. E. Pettit 2 

4 Marshall Circuit and West Union 

CD. T. Black) 1 

1 Marvinsville W. A. Phillippe 2 

5 Martinsville Circuit 



STRICT- Continued 
Cha-ige 



Appointee Yei 
(W. H. Stephens) 

1 Mattoon C. F. Buker 

2 Metcalf R. A. lUk 

3 Murdock H. B. Ambler 

1 W eoga E. H. Sauer 

1 Newman A. A. Heiniein 

1 Oakland J. P. Cummins 

1 Paris, p-irst A. S. Chapman 

2 Paris, Tabernacle. (Geo. E. Haas) 

1 Pesotum W. D. Mcintosh 

1 Ridge Farm J. D. Ewers 

1 Sidell F. B. Ward 

2 Toledo E. R. Poore 

2 Trilia and Allenville 

(S. A. Hughart) 

P. O. Mattoon 

1 Tuscola B. F. Shipp 

4 Vermillion J. E. Willey 

1 Villa Grove W. G. Lloyd 

1 Westfield B. M. Petty 



Charge 
3 Astoria. . 
3 Astona Circuit. 



DISTRICT— E. S. C 

(!'. O. Qu 

Appointee Year 

...C. L. Stokes ] 

....To be supplied 

" 1 



1 Augusia H. A. Litherland 

1 Barry Peter Kettle 

1 Beardstown G. L. Losh 

Beverly (L. R. Koser) 

Bluffs E. T. Palmer 

Bowen W. G. PuUiam 

Camden E. S. Borton 

Camp Point C. E. LisLou 

Chambersburg and Timewell.... 
(H. C. Artis) 

Clayton E. J. Williams 

Columbus B. H. Pinkston 

Detroit (H. H. Fletcher) 

1 Golden W. F. Pitner 

1 Griggsville O. H. Meyers 

4 Huntsville and Brooklyn 

(G. G. Maplet 

2 Hulls ( W. T. Moore) 

1 Kinderhook J. M. TuU 

2 LaPrairle (W. A. Hosteller) 

3 Lima F. C. Read 

2 Littleton W. E. Whitlook 

3 Loraine R. J. Wroughton 

1 Meredosia G. W. Holmes 



ombs, District Suiierintendent — 2. 

incy, Illinois.) 

Charge Appointee Year 

1 Ml. oterling H. ±1. Waltmire 2 

3 Naples J. R. ChiiUvront 1 

1 New Canton G. jJ. Karnm-jr 1 

5 New Salem 

(J. W. Kettle & Mrs. J. W. Kettle) 1 

1 Paloma (Fred Payne) 1 

1 Payson E. C. Swaney 3 

3 Perry G. A. Cox 3 

1 Pittsfield A. R. Grummon 3 

1 Pleasant Hill W. F. Hunter 1 

4 Plainville (M. J. Hall) 1 

2 Plymouth S. C. Williams 1 

2 Quincy, Grace Church. A. E. Cole 2 

1 Quincy, Vermont Street 

C. F. W. Smith 1 

2 Rockport (O. E. Hatfield) 2 

1 Rushville J. C. Brown 1 

5 Rushville Circuit 

(G. F. McCumber) 3 

3 Stilwell and Fowler 

(C. P. Albertson) 1 

1 Versailles S. T. W^eaver 2 

\ Warsaw H. F. Higgins 2 

2 West Point and Basco 

J. J. Gross 1 

2 Milton (W. F. Gilmore) 1 



SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT — Eugene M. Antrim, District Superintendent— .5. 
(P. O. Springfield, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

Blue Mound J. F. Long 2 

Buekhart To be supplied 

Buffalo J. D. Butler 2 

Butler To be suppliea 

Chestnut H. R. Funk 1 

Dawson H. W. Kruzan 2 

Divernon and Glenarm 

Walter Mitchell 2 
P. O. Divernon. 111. 

Edinburg S. N. Madden 1 

Elkhart Gye Park 2 

Farmer.sville and Waggoner 

(C. E. Walker) 1 
P. O. Farmersville. 111. 

Grove Cilv Horrcr F. Delao 1 

P. O. Edinburg. 111. 

Hillsboro H. T. Willson 4 

T'lionol's D. H. Hartley 1 

Irving To be supplied 

Kenney (W. J. Goreham) 1 

Kincaid Harold Hart man 2 

Mechanicsburg A. S. Ma.xey 1 

Middletown Harry Willard 2 



Charge Appointee Ye 

2 Millersville and Buckeye 

(A. J. McCreery) 

P. O. Millersville, 111. 

1 Morrisonville O. P. Jones 

1 Mt. Auburn C. J. Lotz 

2 Mt. Pulaski J. C. Bell 

3 New City and Berry 

(A. P. "Waters) 
P. O. Rochester, 111. 

1 Niantic T. B. Wright 

1 Nokomis J. S. Tharp 

3 Oconee Oscar Stewart 

I Owaneco O. E. Martin 

1 Pana A. B. Peck 

1 Pawnee L. G. Adams 

1 Raymond B. D. Mallinson 

■> Riverton J. W. Williams 

•' Rochester \X . G. Montgomery 

3 Rosemond (W. K. Young) 

'' Shnrr>sbur.g H. C. Munch 

1 Sherman ....J. P. Armand 

2 Shiloh and Tovey 

(N. W. Woodford) 
P. O. Morrisville. 111. 



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SPKINGFIEDD DISTRICT— Continiierl. 
Charge Appoinfee Year Charge Appoiiitop ' Year 

1 Springfield. Douglas Aye. ^...^.^.^. ^ 1 Springfield, Laurel.^, .^.....^.j^.^.. ^ 

1 Springfield, 18th ^^t^^-^.^^- , « Springfield, Mission^C^rcuit^.^.^.^ . ^ 

1 Springfield First 1 Stonington L. S. Ellison ] 

F. A. Havighurst 2 1 Taylorville G. W. Flagge 5 

1 Springfield, Kumler 1 Williamsville E. S. Vorbeck 2 

Wilbert Dowson 4 1 Witt J. T. Stewart 2 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

J. A. Lucas, Superintendent of I. O. O. F. Orphans' Home, Lincoln. Ill- 
Member of Lincoln Quarterly Conference. 

Theodore Kemp, President of Illinois Wesleyan University; Member of 
First Church, Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

W. T. Beadles, Chaplain of Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home; Member 
of Vermont Street Quincy Quarterly Conference. 

A. J. Patrick, Chaplain in Illinois Penitentiary, Joliet, 111.; Member of 
Armstrong Quarterly Conference. 

Leo Howard, Supei-intendent of Southern District Illinois Anti-Saloon 
League; Member White Hall Quarterly Conference. 

C. M. Barton, Superintendent of Apportionments and Surveys; Com- 
mittee of Conservation and Advance; Member of Greenfield Quarterly Con- 
ference. 

A. G. Piersel, Professor in Illinois Wesleyan University; Member First 
Church Springfield Quarterly Conference. 

J. F. McAnally, Superintendent of Mothers' Jewels Home, York, Neb.; 
Member of Delavan Quarterly Conference. 

A. G. Carnine, Agent for Illinois Wesleyan University; Member Park 
Church Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

H. C. Gibbs, Field Secretary for Commission on Conference Claimants' 
Campaign for Endowment Funds; Member of First Church Decatur Quarterly 
Conference. 

P. C. Somerville, Professor in Illinois Wesleyan University. Member of 
Grace Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

M. O. Beebe, Chaplain in the United States Army; Member of Roodhouse 
Quai-terly Conference. 

P. Raymond Powers, Conference Evangelist, assigned to Bloomington 
District; Quarterly Conference, First Church, Bloomington. 

E. K. Towie, Conference Evangelist and assigned to Champaign-Danville 
District and Field Secretary for Wesley Foundation; Member of the Trinity 
Urbana Quarterly Conference. 

W. H. Neil, Field Representative of the Committee on Conservation and 
Advance; Member of First Church Springfield Quarterly Conference. 

Parker Shields, Superintendent of the Tennessee Anti-Saloon League; 
Member of the Vermont Street Quincy Quarterly Conference. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 27 

C. W. Grant, Assistant State Superintendent of Tennessee Anti-Saloon 
League; Member Windsor Quarterly Conference. 

W. J'. Davidson, Executive Secretary of Life Service; Member of the 
Decatur First Church Quarterly Conference. 

J. W. Van Cleve, Connectional Representative of the Board of Conference 
Claimants; Member of Grace Decatur Quarterly Conference. 

J. C. Baker, Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of 
Illinois. 

J. L. Settles, Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Benevolances; Member' 
Grace Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

Joseph C. Nate, Assistant Secertary of the Board of Education. Member 
uf Trinity Urbana Quarterly Conference. 

Leave of absence in the effective relation, Paragraph 186. 

R. F. McDaniels, Buffalo Quarterly Conference. 

S. A. D. Mcintosh. 

iF. M. Harry, First Church Champaign Quarterly Conference. 

A. S. Flannigan, Hoopeston Quarterly Conference. 

The following brethren were left without appointment to attend school: 
John M. Phillips, Clarence C. Nordling, Harrold D. Suhm, Paul E. Carsoh, P. 
H. Lotz, Joseph M. HarreH, P. M. Snyder, John D. Barnhart Jr., Elmer D. 
Palmer, A. B. Carlberg, T. M. Carter. 

Licensed Deaconesses of the Illinois Conference. 
, Bertha A. Beadles, Corinne Culvert, Eva C. Frields, Emma S. Heverly. 
Anna M. Kellogg, Anna Logan, Mabel G. Millard, Harriet Severns, Mary E. 
Williamson, 



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VII. 

Daily Proceedings. 

JOURNAL OF THE SESSION 



FIRST DAY 
CENTENARY METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

Jacksonville, Illinois, Sept. 7, 1921. 

The Ninety-eighth Session of the Illinois Annual Conference 
convened in this church at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Thomas Nicholson 
presiding:. The Bishop, assisted by the District Superintendents 
and the pastors of Grace and Centenary churches, administered the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. 



Memorial Service — The Conference stood while the former 
Secretary called the roll of those deceased during the past year : 
Bishops — Merriman C. Harris, Japan; Wilson Seeley Lewis, 

China. 

Ministers— W. M. Carter, J. P. Edgar, Jonathan Glick, Bradley 
Hungerford, H. W. Miller, H. H. O'Neal, T. A. Parker. 

Ministers' Wives— T. N. Dillon, P. F. Gay, A. Y. Graham, J. W. 
Henninger, Bradley Hungerford, J. G. Little, W. M. McElfresh, W. 
N. McElroy, S. A. D. Mcintosh, H. H. O'Neal, W. M. Reed, J. F. 
Wohlfarth, Preston Wood, Sr., J. M. Young, Joseph Winterbottom 
(the last named died two years ago, but her memior was not avail- 
able at an earlier date). 

W. A. Smith took the chair and presided during the memorial 
service. After singing the hymn, No. 556, F. A. McCarty delivered 
a tender and inspirational address based on the words : ' ' These all 
died in faith. ' ' 

The service closed with appropriate remarks by Bishop Nichol- 
son and the singing of the hymn: "There is a land that is fairer 
than day." 

Roll Call — The Secretary of the last Conference called the roll, 
and a larger number of the brethren than usual responded. 

Secretary— On motion of S. H. Whitlock, F. B. Madden Avas 
elected Secretary with power to choose his assistants. He named 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 29 

E. G. Sandmeyer, H. G. Beck, C. W. Hamand, and R. L. Steed, 
registrar. 

Jacksonville Pastors — Drs. W. H. Marbach, M. L. Pontius, and 
Walter Spoonts were introduced, and Dr. Marbach, president of the 
Jacksonville Ministerial Association addressed the Conference. Dr. 

F. M. Rule of the Minnesota Conference was also introduced. 

Organization — On motion 0. H. Meyers was elected Statistician 
and named his assistants (see list). H. H. Waltmire was elected 
Trasurer, and E. A. Hedges Auditor and they announced their as- 
sistants (see lists). 

Methodist Review — On motion S. R. Reno was elected canvasser 
for the Methodist Review. 

Standing Committses — On motion of W. D. Fairchild, the list 
of standing committees as nominated by the Cabinet was approved. 

Ralph C. Jones— On motion of A. M. Wells a check for $30.00 
for dues for the Preachers' Aid Society, received from Ralph C. 
Jones, was turned over to the Secretary of the Preachers' Aid 
Society. His request for a change of relation was referred to the 
Committee on Conference Relations. 

On motion of A. S. Chapman, the heads of our Educational In- 
stitutions were added to the Committee on Education. 

Supernumerary Ministers — On motion the list of Supernumerary 
ministers was referred to the Committee on Conference Relations. 

Ministerial Qualification — On motion of C. D. Robertson, the 
Board of Examiners was made the Committee on Ministerial Qualifi- 
cations 

Order of the Day— On motion of H. C. Gibbs, the classification 
of the retired ministers, made necessary by recent General Confer- 
ence legislation, was made the Order of the Day for 10 a. m. 
Thursday. 

Official Program — On motion the printed program was made 
the official program, subject to alteration by Conference action. 

Select Number — On motion the case of F. H. Lathrop was re- 
ferred to a select number nominated by the District Superintendents. 
Committee: Chri.stie Galeener, Chairman, W..A. Smith, C. R. Morri- 
son, E. L. Tobie, C. W. Hamand, A. E. Cole, W. W. Theobald, C. E. 
Petitt, A. A. Heinlein, F. A. Havighurst. 

On motion all papers concerning this case were referred to this 
select number. L. G. Adams was appointed founsel for the church, 
and R. W. Ennis for the defendant, and H. G. Beck secretary for the 
committee. 

Introduction — Dr. Joseph R. Harker, President of the Illinois 



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Woman's College, was introduced and addressed the Conference 
most felicitiously concerning the college. 

Bar of the ConfeKence — The Bar of the Conference was fixed 
to include the auditorium, except the last five rows of seats. 

Referred — The names of the following brethren asking for a 
'Change of Eelation or "the sabbatic year" were referred to the 
Committee on Conference Relations : T. B. Wright, C. W. Caselev, 
J. D. Shouse, S. A. D. Mcintosh, W. D. Mcintosh, C. W. Gant, J. 6. 
Lehman, P. J. Rinhart, C. R. Morrison, C E. Parsons, A. S. Planni- 
gan, M. G. Coleman. 

On motion of J. W. Van Cleve, the Committee Avas requested to 
state the number of members composing the committee, and the 
number present Avhen the vote was taken in each case, and that the 
District Superintendents be authorized to hand the name in writing 
of any man desiring a change in relation to the committee on Con- 
ference Relations without further action on the part of the Con- 
ference. 

Conflict — A. S. Chapman moved that the chairman of the 
standing committees meet and adjust conflicts as to hours of meet- 
ing. 

Question Fourteen was taken up, "Was the character of each 
preacher examined?" The names of the District Superintendents 
were called and their characters were passed. E. L. Fletcher read 
his report. 

Introduction — Dr. L. H. Murlin, President of Boston University, 
was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

Greetings — On motion of J. C. Baker, the Secretary was re- 
quested to send W. N. Rutledge the greetings of the Conference on 
this the fiftieth anniversary of his joining this Conference in this 
church. 1 

Question Fourteen Resumed — The names of the men in special 
service were called and their characters passed. 

Kiwanis Club — Members of the Conference who are members of 
the Kiwanis Club were invited to dine with the local club Thursday 
noon. Those desiring to accept the invitation were requested to 
rport to F. A. McCarty. 

Adjournment — After announcements W. P. MacVey and John 
T. Jones of the Central Illinois Conference were introduced, and 
the Conference adjourned with the benediction by Dr. Jones. 



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FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Wednesday, September 7, 1921. 

The Conference met at 1 :30 p. m. and after a hymn and prayer 
by G. W. Flagge, proceeded to the business session. 

On motion of H. A. Keek, J. C. Nate and W. J. Davidson M-ere 
added to the Committee on Education. 

On motion of A. M. Wells, T. H. TuU and E. J. Campbell were 
elected members of the committee on Conference Relations instead 
of F. A. McCarty and H. F. McPherson. 

Question Fourteen was Resumed — E. S. Combs, T. N. Ewing, 
and A. K. Byrns read their reports. The names of the effective 
Elders in charge were called and their charactrs passed, except 
those cases noted elsewhere in the Journal. 

Referred— The case of C. F. Hager was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Conference Relations. 

Introduction — R. J. AVade, Secretary of the Committee on Con- 
servation and Advance, was introduced and addressed the Con- 
ference. 

Drafts— The Bishop announced a draft for $7,110 from the Book 
Concern, and one for $35 from the Chartered Fund, which were 
ordered turned over to the Conference Treasurer. 

Adjourned — AVith announcements and the benediction by Dr. 
R. J. Wade, the Conference stood adjourned. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday, September 8, 1921. 

Conference opened at 8 :30 a. m. Thursday by singing hymn 
number 1, and A. C. Piersel led in prayer. The Bishop read the 
story of the Prodigal Son and addressed the Conference on the sub- 
ject of Stewardship. 

Journal — The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. 

Cablegram — A cablegram expressing greetings was received 
from Ira S. Blaekstock, a lay delegate from the Chicago Area to the 
Methodist Ecumenical Conference in session at City Road Chapel, 
London, England. On motion of E. M. Antrim, the Secretary was 
instructed to cable the greetings of the Illinois Annual Conference 
to Mr. Blaekstock and associate delegates. 

Official Notice — On motion the Conference directed that both 
the Secretary of the Conference and the District Superintendent of 
the district in which the man had last served should notify a mem- 
ber of the Conference who is cited to appear before a Committee for 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



investigation or trial, and that this shall be the standing order in 
all such cases. 

Because such notice had not been sent Ira S. Haverfield, the 
Committee on Conference Eelations recommended that he b§ con- 
tinued for another year and that he be officially notified that the 
Conference will take action looking toward his location at the next 
session. 

Stenographer — On motion of A. S. Chapman, the Secretary was 
requested to secure the services of a stenographer. 

Question Fourteen was Resumed — J. C. Nate made a verbal re- 
port of his administration on the -Champaign-Danville District for 
the first six months of the Conference year. C. M. Duncan and 
E. M. Antrim read their reports. 

Excused— S. T. Weaver, C. S. McCullom and J. 0. Kirkpatrick 
were excused to conduct funerals. 

Greetings — Bishop Nicholson read greetings from Dr. George 
R.. Palmer of Enterprise, Florida, and the Secretary was instructed 
to send him a letter of greetings. 

Order of the Day — On motion of II. C. Gibbs, the report of the 
Commission to publish the minutes was made the order of the day 
immediately after the opening of the afternoon session. 

Conference Claimants — ^The Order of the Day was taken up and 
a series of resolutions in regard to the classification of Conference 
Claimants, under recent General Conference Legislation, were read 
and adopted. (See resolutions.) 

On motion of F. M. Harry, the Board of Stewards was requested 
to prepare an official blank for reports furnishing required informa- 
tion. 

Question Twenty-four was Called — "Who are the Retired 
Ministers," and the names of twenty-nine men who have been re- 
tired on the basis of age, or service, were read and their characters 
passed, and they were continued in the retired relation. 

The other names on the list of retired ministers in the Minutes 
of 1920 were referred to the Committee on Conference Relations for 
classification. 

Conference Visitors — H. F. McPherson read the report of the 
Conference visitors to the educational institutions of the Conference. 
The consideration of said report was deferred until a later session. 

Petition — Theodore Kemp read a petition from the Trustees of 
the Illinois Wesleyan University asking the approval of the Con- 
ference for a change in the number of the trustees of said institution 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 33 

from twenty-four to thirty-six, and on his motion the Conference 
granted the prayer of the petitioners. 

Order of the Day — On motion of J. C. Baker, the report of the 
committee on the Ten Year Program was made the order of the day 
immediately following the reading of the Journal on Saturday 
morning. 

On motion of F. A. McCarty, the Conference extended an in- 
vitation to the members of the Layman's Association to be present 
at the Conference during the discussion of the report of the com- 
mittee on the Ten Year Program. At the request of the Conference 
the Bishop appointed Drs. McCarty and Nate a committee to bear 
th invitation to the members of the Laymen's Association. 

Introductions — Prof. Franklin H. Rail of Garrett Biblical In- 
stitute, Claude S. Moore of the Area Office, J. AV. Van Cleve, Area 
Secretary, W. M. Gilbert of the Board of Home Missions and Church 
Extension, were introduced and addressed the Conference. J. M. 
Bennington, formerly of this, but now of the Colorado Conference, 
and Dr. F. P. Archer, Superintendent of the Peoria District of the 
Central Illinois Conference, were introduced. 

Rotarians — The Rotarian Club of the city extended through 
Dr. J. R. Harker an invitation to the Rotarian members of the Con- 
ference to lunch with them on Friday noon. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference adjourned 
with the benediction by Dr. Gilbert. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Thursday, September 8, 1921. 

Conference opened with the singing of hymn number 415 and 
prayer by Dr. F. P. Archer. 

Order of the Day — The report of the commission on publication 
of the Minutes was read by H. C. Gibbs and on his motion adopted. 
(See report.) 

The names of J. D. Ewers and 0. E. Martin were substituted for 
A. R. Wassel and J. D. Butler on the Committee on the Minute Fund. 

Question Twenty-four was resumed and the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations read the names of eighteen ministers retired for 
disability, and on motion their characters were passed and they 
were continued in the retired relation. 

The report of the Committee on Conference Relations in the 
case of R. E. Mathis, J. P. Morton, Ralph C. Jones and C. F. Hager 
was adopted. (See report.) 

The rest of the names on the list of the retired ministers in the 

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34 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Minutes of 1920 and classified by the committee on Conference Re- 
lations under the caption of "Others", was referred back to the 
Committee for further consideration. 

On motion of R. Y. Williams the Committee on Conference Re- 
lations was instructed to record, in the future in the case of men 
retired for disability, the nature of the disability. . 

Question Twenty-five was asked — Who Are the Triers of Ap- 
peals ? and those on the list of last year were re-elected except that 
the name of B. F. Shipp was substituted for that of J. W. Crane. 

Question Sixteen, Who Have Died? was asked and answered. 
(See Disciplinary Questions.) 

Question Thirty-six was asked — Where Shall the Next Con- 
ference Be Held? Grace Church, Decatur, and First Church, Cham- 
paign, extended invitations. That of Grace Church, Decatur, was 
accepted, and a vote of thanks was extended to the First Church, 
Champaign for their invitation. 

Question Eleven was asked — What Members Have Completed 
the Conference Course of Study? 

Following, having been represented by the Board of Examiners 
and their District Superintendents, were elected to Elder's Orders 
and passed from the Conference Course of Study: John D. Barn- 
hart, Jr., H. Ray Funk, John F. Long and Otto E. Martin. 

Bert M. Petty was continued in the studies of the fourth year. 

Question Thirteen was asked — What Others Have Been Eleetea 
and Ordained Elders? Homer F. Delap was elected to Elder's 
Orders as a Local Deacon. 

Question Six was asked — Who Have Been Continued on Trial? 
Fred A. Buchholtz and Richard J. Wroughton were advanced to the 
studies of the second year. The former was credited also with the 
studies of the second year, admitted into full membership and 
elected to Deacon's Orders. 

Ray L. Ragan was continued on trial in studies of the first year. 
With the benediction by S. H. Whitlock, the Conference stood ad- 
journed. 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Friday, September 9, 1921. 

The Conference met at 8:30 a. m. After singing the hymn, 
"Am I a Soldier of the Cross," J. L. Settles led in prayer. The 
Bishop read the first and second chapters of Second Timothy and 
commented on the same. After the singing of hymn No. 420, the 
Journal of yesterday was read and approved. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



Constitutional Amendments — The vote on Amendment number 
one for the admission of laymen into the Annual Conference as pro- 
posed by the General Conference was : For ; Against 108. 

For the so-called Darnell "amended amendment" as proposed 
b}^ the Laymen's Association of the Methodist Episcopal Church the 
vote was : For 108 ; Against 4. 

Amendment No. 2 proposing to change the name of the Quar- 
terly Conference to Local Conference the vote was: For 63, 
Against 85. 

Amendment No. 3 proposing to change the ratio of representa- 
tion in the General Conference, the vote was : For 41 ; Against 111. 

Question Six was resumed, "Who Have Been Continued on 

Trial?" 

Earl 0. England was discontinued. 

Harlow B. Ambler, Harry R. Evans, Samuel Graves, Homer 
M. Hoe wing, Leland L. Lawrence, Clarence C. Nordling, Paul J. 
Snyder, Harold D. Suhm, were continued on trial in studies of the 
first year. 

J. Fred Melvin was advanced to studies of the second year, and 
continued on trial. 

Boyd L. Rudd was advanced to the studies of the second year. 
He was also credited with the studies of the third year, admitted 
into full membership and elected to Deacon's Orders. 

Herman H. Dill was advanced to studies of the third year, ad- 
mitted into full membership and elected to Deacon's Orders. 

The same action was taken in the case of Guy W. Holmes. 

Mead M. Marshall was continued on trial in studies of the 
second year. 

John M. Phillips was continued on trial in studies of the third 
year. 

James J. Gross was advanced to studies of the 4th year, and 
placed under question ten to correct an error in his last year's classi- 
fication. 

Homer F. Delap was continued on trial and advanced to studies 
of the fourth year. 

Question Nine was asked — What members are in studies of the 
third year? 

Paul E. Carson, Merril C. Faulk, Elmer D. Palmer, Cliva R. Un- 
derwood, Joseph D. Ewers, Ira S. Haverfield. were continued in 
studies of the third year. 



36 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

John T. Stewart, Martin H. Neumeyer, Jesse L. Murrill, Wilbur 
E. Keenan, Howard Leach, James D. Reed were advanced to studies 
of the fourth year. 

Charles L. Stokes was continued in studies of the third year 
and referred to the Committee on Conference Relations. 

The same action was taken in the case of Frederic J. Talbot. 

Question Twelve was asked — ' ' What Others Have Been Elected 
and Ordained Deacons? None. 

Introductions — Dr. Allen McRossie, Secretary of the Commis- 
sion to promote the Conference Course of Study, L. P. W. Lesaman, 
Superintendent of the Chicago Training School-, and Dr. BenSbn 
Baker of India, were introduced and addressed the Conference. 

Question Fourteen was resumed and the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations reported concerning the further classification of 
Conference Claimants. The report was adopted and the character 
of the men whose names were read was passed. 

Question Twenty-three was asked — "Who Are the Super- 
numerary Ministers and for What Number of Consecutive Years has 
Each had This Relation? The following were continued in the 
Supernumerary relation : 

T. L. Hancock (4), T. F. Hartman (2), Ira S. Haverfield (4), A. 
J. Jockish (2), ,Wiley Johnson (3), F. J. Talbot (2). 

C. El. Parsons was changed from the Supernumerary to the 
Effective relation. 

Comittee on Conference Relations — The Committee reported 
concerning change of relation and special appointments. (See Lists 
of Appointments.) 

Question One was asked — "Is this Annual Conference Incor- 
porated in Accordance With the Requirements of the Discipline? 
It is. On motion the President and Secretary of the Board of 
Trustees Avere directed to discover whether the incorporation is in 
keeping with the latest laws therefor. 

Question Three was asked — "Who have been readmitted?'' 

Ans. None. 

Question Four was asked — "Who have been Received on Cre- 
dentials and from What Churches?" A. J. Henderson, coming from 
the Methodist Church of Canada, was referred to the Committee on 
Conference Relation for examination of credentials. 

The orders of O. W. Alexander as a Local Elder, ordained in 
the Protestant Methodist Church, were recognized as a Local 
Preacher in the Methodist Episcopal Church. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 37 

Introduction— Dr. T. I. Coultis of the Newark Conference, 
formerly a member of the Illinois Conference, was introduced and 
spoke felicitously concerning the days of yore. 

Checks — The Board of Conference Trustees presented a check 
for $1300, and another was presented for $18.00 from the Deaf 
Mutes, and both were ordered turned over to the Conference Board 
of Stewards for Conference Claimants. 

Ten Year Program — F. A. McCarty addressed the Conference 
outlining the Ten Year Program which is to be discussed on Satur- 
day morning. 

Nominations — On motion the Board of District Superintendents 
were empowered to make nominations for all boards and com- 
mittees not otherwise nominated, and furnish such nominations for 
publication in the Minutes. 

Quarterly Conference Relation — On motion of E. M. Antrim, 
the Quarterly Conference Relation of men on Leave of Absence, un- 
der Paragraph 186 of the Discipline is to be in the Charge last 
served by each, unless otherwise designated by the Bishop. 

Disciplinary Questions Seventeen and Eighteen were asked and 
answered in the negative. 

After announcements the Conference stood ad.journed with the 
benediction by T. E. Newland, of the Central Illinois Conference. 

THIRD DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

September 9, 1921. 

The afternoon session opened with prayer by Jesse L. Tharp. 

R. F. McDaniel presented the nominations for Trustees of the 
Methodist Memorial Hospital at Mattoon, and on his motion they 
Avere confirmed. (See List.) 

On motion the printed minutes were made the official Records 
of the Conference. 

Minutes— H. C. Gibbs, the Pastors of Grace and St. Paul's 
Churches in Decatur were appointed a committee on publication of 
the minutes, Avith F. B. Madden ex-offieio member of the committee. 

Conference Trustees— W. A. Smith, S. H. Whitlock and H. C. 
Gibbs were elected as Conference Trustees in the class of 1924. 

Board of Examiners— Chesteen Smith was appointed as sub- 
stitute for W. R. Leslie on the Board of Examiners, and Wm. G. 
Pulliam as a substitute for E. A. Hedges. 

. After announcements the Conference stood adjourned with 
prayer by J. C. Nate. 



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FOURTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Saturday, September 10, 1921. 

The Conference was opened with singing and prayer by G. E. 
Serimger. 

The Journal of Friday's Sessions was read and approved. 

Will— On motion A. K. Byrns, H. W. MePherson and W. A. 
Acton were appointed a committee to care for the interests of ihe 
church" in the case of the will of Addie M. Kirkand, Stanley S. Cope- 
land, William A. Copeland, and Harvey J. Stewart, and the com- 
mittee was directed to retain W. A. Acton as counsel for the church. 
According to the summons served upon Bishop Nicholson the case 
will be called in the Vermilion County Court, October 1, 1921. 

Excused — On motion the commission to publish the Minutes 
elected yesterday were excused at their own request. And on mo- 
tion of J. L. Settles the District Superintendent of the Springfield 
District was asked to nominate a committee of three to publish the 
minutes, one of whom he should be. 

The class for admission into full membership was called for- 
ward and asked the required questions. 

Introduction — The Venerable J. J. Gardnier of the Northwest 
Iowa Conference and Mrs. Gardnier were introduced to the Con- 
ference. Mr. Gardnier told of his conversion in this church, and of 
his early ministry in Illinois. 

Joint Session — The Order of the Day was taken up and the Illi- 
nois Conference and the Laymen's Association met in joint-session. 
Bishop Nicholson in the chair. The Bishop read the 13th chapter of 
Numbers and addressed the Conference applying the story of the 
spies to the Ten Year Program. J. C, Baker, Judge H. R. Snavely 
and others led the Conference in prayer. 

A. S. Chapman read the report of the Committee on the Ten 
Year Program. 

Bishop Nicholson summarized the seven recommendations of 
the report and the first six were adopted without debate. At the 
invitation of the Bishop Dr. T. A. Newland of the Central Illinois 
Conference stated the attitude of that Conference towards the 
proposition concerning Boards and Institutions. The Bishop then 
introduced Dr. J. W. Hancher, Secretary of the Finance Division of 
the Board of Education, and he explained the plan of carrying out 
the recommendations of the report for the Boards and Institutions 
and of raising the proposed budget of $5,500,000. A general debate 
ensued. On motion the time was extended. The debate continued 
until 12 :45, when upon motion the Joint Session adjourned to meet 



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at 2 p. m. Upon reassembling Dr. Crook, of Springfield, was to have 
the floor. The benediction was pronounced by Dr. Hannan of New 
York. 

Afternoon — Joint Session. 

Saturday, September 10, 1921. 

The Joint Session reassembled pursuant to adjournment and 
after the singing of a hymn Dr. F. W. Hannan offered prayer. 

Dr. Crook, of Springfield ^vRs given the floor and opened the 
debate, which continued until 3 o'clock, when on motion the time 
was extended and the debate continued. 

W. D. Fairehild moved that when we vote we take a standing 
vote, and on motion of B. F. Shipp it Avas ordered that when we 
vote M-e vote by orders. 

The Vote— Ministers for, 128; against, 58 j laymen for, 34; 
against, 33; total vote for, 162; against, 91. The Chair declared 
the seventh recommendation adopted and the entire report of the 
Committee on the Ten-Year Program adopted. 

Dr. Hancher addressed the Joint Session, pleading for united 
effort to put over the program, and led in prayer. Bishop Nichol- 
son pronounced the benediction, and the Joint Session stood ad- 
journed. 

FOUETH DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Saturday, September 10, 1921. 

The Conference met in special session in the chapel of the Illi- 
nois Woman's College at 4 p. m.. Bishop Nicholson in the chair. 
Prayer was offered by F. A. Havighurst. 

Report of the Select Number — Christie Galeener, chairman, 
read the report of the Select Number in the case of Frank H. 
Lathrop. He was found guilty of contracting debts with no proba- 
bility of paying them, and according to paragraphs 259, 265-3, and 
286-3, Discipline of 1920, the Committee fixed the penalty as expul- 
sion from the ministry and membership of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 

Bishop Nicholson offered prayer. Mr. Lathrop asked the 
privilege of addressing the Conference ; his request was granted and 
he addressed the conference. 

L. G. Adams, counsel for the church, also addressed the Con- 
ference, and at his suggestion a collection amounting to $155.60 
Avas taken for Mr. Lathrop and his family. 

Introductions— Dr. F. W. Hannan, of Drew Theological Semin- 
ary, Dr. J. W. Van Cleve, Connectional Representative of the Board 



40 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

of Conference Claimants, were introduced and addressed the Con- 
ference. Dr. Van Cleve gave the Secretary a check for $250.00, a 
dividend from the Board of Conference Claimants for the Conference 
Claimants of the Illinois Annual Conference. 

Adjournment — Christie Galeener pronounced the benediction 
and the Conference stood adjourned. 

SUNDAY— THE FIFTH DAY. 

September 11, 1921. 

Sunday, September 11, 9:30 a. m., Conference Love Feast led 
by R. Y. Williams. 

Divine Worship, 10 :45 a. m. Sermon by Bishop Thomas Nichol- 
son from John 12 :32, 

Ordination of Deacons and Elders, 2 :30 p. m.. Bishop Thomas 
Nicholson conducting the service. 

At 7:30 p. m. Bishop Wilbur P. Thirkield, Resident Bishop of 
Mexico, delivered an inspiring address on the Mexican situation and 
our relation to it. 

SIXTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Monday, September 12, 1921. 

The Conference opened at 8:30 o'clock. After the singing of a 
hymn E. M. Antrim led in prayer. Bishop Wilbur F. Thirkield 
read the 3d chapter of Ephesians and commented thereon, stressing 
the importance of the preacher's office. 

The Journal for the Saturday and Sunday sessions was read and 
approved. 

Daily Advocate — -W. W. Henrj'^ presented the Conference a 
bound volume of the Daily Advocate of the General Conference of 
1916. On motion of Peter Kittel the Conference extended a vote 
of thanks to Brother Henry, and the volume Avas ordered kept in the 
archives of the Illinois Conference Historical Society at Springfield. 
It was entrusted to the custod}^ of C. S. Boyd. 

Ministerial Debts — On motion of L. G. Adams, the Conference 
adopted a resolution presented by him expressing the sense of the 
Illinois Conference in regard to ministers npt paying their debts. 
(See resolution.) 

Sale of Churches — The District Superintendents reported con- 
cerning the sale of churches. (See reports.) 

Amendment of Rule Twenty-six— On motion of A. M. Wells, the 
Conference adopted an amendment to Rule twenty-six so that Gach 



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member of the Conference in the effective relation should contribute 
to the Secretarial Expense Fujid. And on motion of B. F. Sliipp, 
the District Superintendents employing supplies were instructed 
that when employing supplies they should notify them that ihey 
would be required to contribute to that expense fund. 

On motion of H. "W. McPherson, the Conference ordered that 
the report of the Ten Year Program be printed in the minutes. 

Minimum Salary — On motion of E. M. Antrim, the question of 
a minimum salary for the ministers of the Conference and a study 
of an adjustment of the Charges for this purpose was referred to the 
Board of Domestic Missions and they were to report to the next ses- 
sion of the Conference. 

C. S. Boyd and C. P. Juvinall and E. M. Antrim were elected a 
commission to publish the Minutes of 1922. 

Committee on Conference Relations — The supplementary report 
of the committee was read and adopted. 

Que&tion Five Was Asked — "Who have been received on trial?" 
Jual R. Ford, from the Bloomington Distirct; Harry A. Cochran 
and George E. Baldridge from the Decatur District; Benjamin H. 
Finkston and Frank R. Doland from the Qnincy District, having 
been duly recommended by their respective Quarterly Conferences 
and District Superintendents, and the Board of Examiners, were 
received on trial and placed in the studies of the first j-ear. 

Undergraduates — On motion of D. D. Robertson, a resolution 
looking to the establishment of a school for the undergraduates of 
the Conference was adopted. 

Bethel Church— On motion of R. L. Steed, the Conference ap- 
pointed the District Superintendent of the Bloomington District 
and the pastors of Arrowsmith and Saybrook charges a committee 
to investigate the sale of Bethel church with a like committee from 
the Central Illinois Conference and report at the next session of the 
Conference. 

Bishop Thirkield takes the chair — At ten thirty a. m. Bishop 
Thirkield took the chair. 

Reports — The various standing committees, Conference Treas- 
urer, Statistician, and Board of Trustees read their reports and on 
motion they were adopted. (See reports.) 

Anti-Saloon League — W. A. Smith represented the work of the 
Anti-Saloon League and on his motion the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Resolved, that the attitude of this Conference toward 
the Anti-Saloon League, "The Church in Action against 
the Saloon," is such that we insist that all our pastors shall 
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every year at such favorable times as arrangements can 
be made for such services. 

Armistice Day— On motion of J. D. Kruwel, the Conference 
ordered that Armistice Day be observed in all our churches as a 
day of prayer and fasting for disarmament and peace. 

Greetings — Christie Galeener announced the serious illness of 
Brother A. D. Moon, and on his motion A. S. Chapman and M. F. 
Ault were appointed a committee to bear sympathetic greetings of 
the Conference to Brother Moon. 

Methodist Hospital — On motion of Guy Dewhirst, the Superin- 
tendent of the Jacksonville District, the chairman of the committee 
on Hospitals and Philanthropies, and the pastor of the Methodist 
church at Roodhouse, were appointed a committee to survey the 
situation at Roodhouse in relation to a proposed estabishment of a 
Methodist hospital at that place, and report their findings to the 
Conference of 1922. 

Adjournment — At the request of Bishop Nicholson the Confer- 
ence adjourned to meet at 2.30 p. m. Bishop Thirkield pronounced 
the benediction. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Monday, September 12, 1921. 

The Conference convened at 2:30 and after an hour and forty- 
five minutes of song the Bishop and Cabinet appeared. 

Journal — On motion the Conference approved the Journal of 
Monday's sessions without reading. 

Walter Mitchell read the report of the Board of Stewards. 

Conference Relations — The Committee on Conference Relations 
presented a further supplemental report. (See report.) 

The Bishop expressed his appreciation of the efficient and faith- 
ful work of the Committee on Conference Relations. 

R. W. Ennis moved that the District Superintendents on the 
first day of each Conference give the Committee on Conference Re- 
lations the names of all pastors giving but part time to the work of 
their Charge, and notify the pastors of this fact. 

Conference Boundaries — "W. D. Fairchild read the report of the 
Committee on Conference Boundaries, and the report was adopted. 
(See report.) 

Disciplinary questions thirty to thirty-four were asked and 
answered. 

Transferred In — The Bishop announced the names of the men 
who were transferred into the Conference. (See Disciplinary ques- 
tipjis,) 



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Post Offices — On motion Harold D. Hartman was appointed a 
committee to compile a complete directory of post offices. 

Adjournment — On motion of Christie Galeener it was ordered 
that after prayer and the reading of the appointments the Con- 
ference adjourn. The Bishop led in prayer, read the appoint- 
ments, and after the benediction by the Bishop the Conference stood 
adjourned sine die. 



CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION. 

This is to certify that, on this 11th day of September, 
A. D. 1921, I ordained, under the election of the Illinois Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the follow- 
ing as 

DEACONS: 

Fred A. Buchholtz Herman H. Dill 

Guy W. Holmes Boyd L. Rudd 

And with the assistance of Elders present, the following 
ELDERS: 

H. R&y Funk John F. Long 

Otto E. Martin Homer F. Delap 

Presiding Bishop. 



OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION. 

Jacksonville, Illinois, September 12, 1921. 

The reports and proceedings published were adopted by the 
Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at its 
ninety-eighth session, held in Jacksonville, Illinois, September 7-12, 
1921, and the Minutes, together with all reports, were made the 
official report of the proceedings. 

^ y^ yfy Presiding Bishop. 



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VIII. 

Reports 



(A) DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS. 



BLOOMINGTON DISTRICT. 

C. M. Duncan, Superintendent. 
Bishop Thomas Nicholson and Brethren: 

Lowell says: "There are two kinds of people, those who do things and 
those who have a good excuse for not doing things." 

We men of the Bloomington District would like to classify in both. 
There have been some things accomplished this year that are worthy of 
mention and then there are some things that ought to have been done that 
we could not do. 

We found on our appointment to the Bloomington District that Dr. B. F. 
Shipp had sailed so smoothly among those gracious people that it was very 
hard to find a ripple anywhere. His life and faithful service have gone down 
deep into the soul of the Bloomington District. Every charge was supplied 
with a man of the first water and all sailed right on through the year with 
more or less a degree of success. Only one student point was vacated during 
the year and that was supplied Immediately by our good and faithful J. W. 
Miller, of Bloomington. 

How I wish it were possible to mention the names of every pastor and 
tell you of the splendid service he and his family have rendered during the 
year. I further wish it were within my power to hold up before you each 
official board and let you see the spirit of that splendid people, who are 
willing, in almost every instance, to maintain their church at the same high 
standard of last year. 

Organization. 

Very early in the year eight men of the district were called together at 
Bloomington for the purpose of formulating a progressive program that 
would challenge the best in any pastor or layman. In this program we 
stressed Unit Organization, Evangelism, Stewardship and Family Religion. 

The necessity of the Unit System is now very apparent to all ministers. 
The church that learns how to function quickly and can bring its accumu- 
lated forces to bear upon the individual problem, is considered in these days 
effective. 

Evangelism. 

Evangelism has a large place in the program of the Bloomington Dis- 
trict. The goal of ten per cent increase In membership is accepted by every 
charge. In several instances the pastor has led his people even far beyond 
this goal. The individual charge was urged to set aside one month for 
intensive Evangelism, and great emphasis was placed upon the special days 
and periods of the year as suitable occasion for winning souls. 

The appointment of Rev. P. Raymond Powers as District Evangelist is 
one of the best and most hopeful movements in the Bloomington District. 
Through his leadership and consecrated spirit the smaller church has seen 
a new vision of its possibilities and is responding in a most glorious way. 
The new district tent is being utilized so as to bring forth marvelous re- 
sults for the Kingdom. Ebenezer, a point on an inland circuit, was ready to 



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disband, with no hope for the future; but today they are here and mightily 
alive, asking for one of our very best rural young ministers, with a cash 
salary of nothing less than $2000.00 and parsonage. 

Many charges throughout the District have enjoyed gracious revivals. 
It is impossible to mention all in this brief space, but some of the outstand- 
ing results came from the following: Arrowsmith, Clinton, Delevan, Downs, 
Gibson City, Lincoln, Mason City, Park M. -E., Saybrook and Weedman. 

Stewardship. 

Stewardship gives every capable and energetic man the great oppor- 
tunity of holding his wealth and life, not for selfish purposes, but for the 
betterment of humanity. 

Horace Bushnell said: "One more revival, only one more, is needed — 
the revival of Christian stewardship; the consecration of the money power 
of the church to God; and when that revival comes, the kingdom of God 
will come in a day; you can no more prevent it than you can hold back the 
tides of the ocean." 

Believing this as we do, there is the necessity on the part of the indi- 
vidual church of promoting the ideal of stewardship. There are four thoughts 
that have received special emphasis during the year. The Stewai'dship of 
Time, where each person joining the church is urged to pledge some of his 
time to building up the kingdom of God; the Stewardship of Prayer, for 
there can not be a vital religious life without setting aside some time each 
day for consistent prayer, the Stewardship of Life Service, where each 
individual of the church consecrates his or her life to the Foreign Field, 
Home Field or the Local Church; and the Stewardship of Money, where ail 
are made to feel that a man is vitally related to his money. We believe it 
our duty to instruct the church in the fundamentals of Christian Steward- 
ship. To be the best Christian a man must systematically use his time and 
money for building the Kingdom of God — "Behold, the tenth of all I give 
unto thee." 

Home Religion. 

Some time ago an educator from New York said: "They tell me the 
public school and the church have failed. The church has not failed, the 
school has not failed, but the home has failed." 

If this is true, and we believe it is, we can see the great need of em- 
phasizing home religion. 

Someone has said: "The fatherhood gospel produces peace between God 
and man and the brotherhood gospel produces peace between man and man. 
Worshiping God is the first step in the Christian life; serving man is the 
second step. It takes the two steps to make a Christian," 

The bringing up of the child is primarily in the parents' hands. Re- 
ligious freedom depends upon religious instruction given to the child. 

Ruskin says: "Education is leading human souls to what is best and 
making what is best out of them." Believing this to be true, we have urged 
Bible reading in the home, with the entire membership uniting in family 
worship. Further we have urged <he old custom of entire families attending 
worship; the presentation of children for Christian baptism and the use of 
a special family day at which time the entire family is urged to sit together 
in the family pew in worship to Almighty God. Our motto for the District is: 

Not a Family Without Christian Devotion. 
Not a Child Without Christian Training. 

Twice this year death has entered our parsonage homes. Early in the 
month of May Mrs. J. F. Wohlfarth, that wonderful homemaker and great 
companion of Dr. J. F. Wohlfarth, answered the call of her Master and Lord. 

During the last days of August, Rose Marie Reynolds, the little twelve- 



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year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Reynolds, was suddenly taken from 
our midst. It is a great comfort for us to know that God has made ample 
provision for the care of our loved ones. 

Some of the activities in the District during the year are worthy of men- 
tion. The District meeting early in the fall was of great interest, in that 
the program formulated for the District during the year was enthusiastically 
adopted by all of the men. The Centenary Program, as outlined by the Area 
Office, was carefully considered, and the educational features have been 
carried out very successfully through the use of the stereopticon slides and 
lectures. I am sure every one is very fully aware by this time that we have 
had financial reverses in the farming districts of the Illinois Conference. No 
people are more conscious of this fact than the Bloomington District. We 
have done the educating, we have been faithful in presenting the great needs 
at this crucial time, we have carried the message personally to our people. 
We will not be able to report as large a sum this year as last, but I want 
to assure this Conference ihat we can report as faithful service as any body 
of men are capable of rendering. 

One of the great successes, from a District standpoint, was the group 
meetings held during the month of May. The eight group leaders planned 
definitely that all of the congregations within the group should meet at one 
place and make a study of the stewardship program. At the close of each 
session they used the motion picture, "The Stream of Life," followed by an 
earnest appeal for life service, resulting in 176 young people consecrating 
themseves to Foreign Missions, Home Missions and local church activities. 

The Epworth League Convention was held in June at Weedman. A large 
attendance of young people made this a most successful convention. It was 
planned definitely that at the fall ministerial meeting there will also be an 
Institute for the Young People taking up their program for the coming year. 
Mrs. Maude S. Jackson is the efficient Epworth League president and assures 
us that the young people will do their whole part in making this program a 
success. 

The W. F. M. Society and the W. H. M. Society have made marked prog- 
ress in creating interest in kingdom business. While last year was one of 
the very best in a financial way and all of the auxiliaries are greatly com- 
mended for same, yet in several instances it is a pleasure to report that they 
have gone beyond their record of last year. Great praise is to be given 
to the efficient leadership of these organizations. 

The Illinois Wesleyan, 

Probably no achievement in the Illinois Conference has been accom- 
plished with greater sacrifice and more noble service than that of the Greater 
Wesleyan Movement. The seemingly impossible has been accomplished and 
the thing for which we have all prayed has become a reality. In looking back 
over this achievement we are made to rejoice and thank God that it was our 
privilege to live at a time like this. The $660,000 movement, as outlined by 
the Chamber of Commerce and Dr. J. W. Hancher, seemed to be an almost 
impossible task. However, it was our privilege to see this movement grow 
from one of agnosticism and pessimism to Christian faith and blest reality. 
It is very difficult to describe the spirit in which the Chamber of Commerce 
and the Hancher organization undertook this mighty task. That spirit, "we 
will win." which seemed to be generating continuously from the great heart 
of Dr. Hancher, E. Mark Evans and Dr. Kemp, took fire in the latter days 
and spread to all of our hearts; and when great gifts were announced, Chris- 
tian enthusiasm and prayers of consecration ascended. This achievement 
could never have been accomplished without the splendid assistance of the 
business men of Bloomington — Catholic, Protestant and Jew and the co- 
operation of the pastors of the Central and Illinois Conference. Christian 
education has won a new victory in the hearts of our people. They realize, 
as never before, that we must aim at the building of true and noble man- 
hood and womanhood. It is not enough to enable a man to earn a living, 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 47 

but to live a life; not enough to aid him to acquire a fortune, but to safe- 
guard a soul; not enough to fit him to shine in a drawing-room, but by God's 
grace to enter the Celestial City. In a word, it must be not only for the 
life that now is, but for that which is to come. This, if I understand the 
spirit of the Greater Illinois Wesleyan is its purpose and mission in the 
world. 

"We thank God for the task of this day — and we look forward to the 
tasks of tomorrow in the spirit of Captain Gordon Barber, who wrote a letter 
home just the night before he made the supreme sacrifice for the world's 
redemption from the worst tyranny that has ever been known. He said to 
his parents in that letter: "If I fall, it is God's will and it is best for me; 
don't think of me as dead, but rather as living the great and glorious life 
in that happy land where those are who have fought a good fight and fallen 
in the faith. Think of me a? supremely happy in arms whose protection is 
sure and whose care is infinite." 

And his grand old mother, in telling of her laddie's death, said: "Our 
dear, brave laddie was at his post when God called him, and we are left at 
ours." 

Bishop and brethren today — we, too, are at ours! 



CHAIVIPAIGN-DANVILLE DISTRICT. 

A. IK. Byrns, Superintendent. 
Bishop Nicholson and Brethren: 

If the phrase "Baby District Superintendent" was ever applicable, it 
would seem to be so in my case at the present time; yet from the attitude 
these men who are seasoned in the office take toward one, it would seem 
they expect him, irrespective of his infancy, to have a full set of teeth and 
know all the ways of "the fully initiated." I solicit our good Bishop's pro- 
tection. 

I was born into this office April 1 and am claiming all the rights and 
privileges which that date suggests. 

I need scarcely say I found this best district in the Illinois Conference, 
namely. Champaign-Danville District, in excellent condition, having had five 
and one-half years of Dr. Joseph C. Nate's leadership. I have been im- 
pressed with the permanent quality of the work which has been done through 
these years. During the critical times through which we are now passing 
it would seem Lincoln's caution against "swapping horses while crossing a 
stream" was most api-opos. Yet Dr. Nate had so carefully prepared for this 
transfer and has so faithfully and generously advised and assisted me in 
the work, that we trust we are passing into this trying period with as little 
loss as could be expected. 

The report I wish to make will of necessity be only fractional, dealing 
mostly with the last half of the year. I trust, however, that Dr. Nate will 
supplement it with his own account, especially of the culmination of sevei-al 
fine achievements in church and parsonage building, to which I may refer 
only briefly. A partnership District superintendency is not without its 
advantage, since it enables each to attribute all the mistakes and failures 
to the other. However, in this case, I am quite willing, in addition to thank- 
ing Dr. Nate most sincerely, to say that whatever credit is due the Dis- 
trict superintendent of the Champaign-Danville District this year belongs 
principally to him. 

Changes. 

Rankin Church, having associated with it as a part of the charge. Pleas- 
ant Grove Church, in the open country, was desirous of becoming a station. 
After casting about we were able to secure the services of a college student, 
Lloyd Strouse. to supply Pleasant Grove for the summer. That this arrange- 
ment has been satisfactory is evidenced by the fact that the Rankin offi- 



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cials have expressed their joy in having their pastor's full time service, while 
at Pleasant Grove, under the leadership of Lloyd Strouse, enthusiastically 
assisted for ten days by Rev. O. B. Hess, of Paxton, a revival has been con- 
ducted which resulted in thirty-nine accessions to the church and a real 
community awakening. Pleasant Grove will become a very substantial 
part of the Ludlow charge for the next year. 

District Rallies. 

In counsel with the District organization plans were made for two ral- 
lies to be held, one at Champaign and the other at Danville, bringing the 
pastors and representative laymen to the place most convenient to them. 
The dates were May 16 at Champaign and May 17 at Danville. A one day's 
program was planned which consisted principally in discussions of the activi- 
ties which seemed best suited to the spring and summer months, such as 
the Daily Religious Vacation Bible School; the Epworth League Convention 
at Ogden; the Epworth League InsMtute at Shelby ville. the Religious Train- 
ing School at Evanston; Summer Evangelism; Life Service Decisions and 
Centenary collections. 

In addition to the papers and addresses given by the men of our own 
District and their work afterward in bringing the substance of the pro- 
gram to every church, Rev. W. B. Hindman of Blooming': on and Doctors 
W. J. Davidson and E. D. Kohlstedt of Chicago, gave valuable service. Partly, 
at least, as a result of the District rallies, the following report may be made: 
Nine charges on the District held Daily Religious Vacation Bible Schools 
during the summer months. They are Central Park, Danville; St. James, 
Danville; Dewey, Homer, Ludlow, McKendree and Fairview, Potomac. Shiloh 
and St. Joseph. The total enrollment in these nine schools was 581. The 
total number of weeks held, forty-four, which is an average of five weeks 
for each school. The total number of classes, forty, which is an average 
of 4.4 per cent per school. The total average attendance was 363, which is 
^n average of better than forty to the school. The effect of these schools 
on the church and community has, in most every case, been gratifying far 
beyond the expectation even of those most interested in their promotion. 

The pastors who, in most instances were the organizers and directors 
of these schools, report the impressions made on the church and community 
in phrases like the following: "Splendid." "Great interest." "Very good." 
"All feel it was worth while." "People want it again." "Good." "No trouble 
to get it again." I believe we are safe in saying that the Daily Religious Vaca- 
tion Bible School is no -longer an experiment, but is destined to fill a most im- 
portant need in the educational pi'ogram of our churches. It is evident, 
when we take into account the opportunity which is offered in such a school, 
for a well planned, systematic and thorough course of instruction covering 
a period of five weeks, that the average child will get more than will prob- 
ably be possible in years of more or less fragmentary work in our Sunday 
Schools. 

There were almost 200 delegates who attended the District Epworth 
League Convention at Ogden, June 13-14, and these were days of inspiration 
and uplift. The District was represented by seventeen at the ten-day League 
Institute at Shelbyville and by ten at the Religious Training School under 
the direction of the Sunday School Board at Evanston. Twenty-eight of our 
young people are reported as having registered for Life Service. 

Revivals and Church Membership. 

Seventy-seven weeks of revival services were held, 789 conversions re- 
Dorted; 745 were received into the church from preparatory membershin: 490 
by certificate and 117 from other denominations, which, after deducting the 
total losses by death and otherwise, leaves a net gain in membership in the 
District of 1,074, or a little better than 7.2 per cent -^n the membership re- 
ported last fall. 



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Material Improvements. 

In ninetten of the thirty-nine charges of the District material improve- 
ments have been made on church or parsonage properties, the total cost 
being, on churches, $51,416.20, and on parsonages, $15,063.08, while $23,705 40 
has been paid on old indebtedness, making a grand total in these three items 
of $90,184.70. These improvements include two new churches, one at Ogden, 
where $30,000 was spent in adding to and rebuilding the church, fitting it in 
every way to serve the Sunday School and social needs of the community, 
and the other at Bismarck, costing $20,000, providing a most attractive and 
modern plant in which to work, and the good people there have caught a 
vision for Methodism which is indeed good to witness. These two churches 
referred to were dedicated on the same day, Sunday, January 9, 1921, Bishop 
Nicholson assisting at Ogden, and Bishop Qualey at Bismi'ack, with Dr. Natt- 
sharing the day with both places. 

A new furnace was placed in the church at Sidney, which, with cleaning 
and i-epairing the building, cost $800. In Hoopeston church $5,000 has been 
expended on re-frescoing all the walls, laying hardwood floors and installing 
new light fixtures. Philo has spent $1,500 on improving the church. At 
Potomac new concrete walks and driveway, new furnace for the church 
and an artesian well for the parsonage, represent an expense of $1,140. 
The Shiloh church has been re-decorated. 

The two most outstanding examples of improvement in parsonages are 
to be found at Shiloh and Rankin. At the former place a fine brick building 
has been erected at a cost of $8,000, which, taken with the church built only 
a few years ago, completes one of the most nearly ideal plants for work in 
the open country to be found anywhere. At the latter place, Rankin, the 
parsonage has been rebuilt at a cost of $5,i500. It is thoroughly equipped 
and modern in every respect. 

Plans have been selected for a new parsonage at Catlin, and the build- 
ing committee has been authorized by the Quarterly Conference to let the 
contract. Since coming to Conference, the word comes that the committee 
has bought a beautiful brick building for $6,000 which would cost at least 
$10,000 to build. The St. Joseph parsonage has had a new furnace, been 
decorated and new light fixtures installed. The woodwork of the parsonage 
of First Church, Champaign, has just received a new coat of paint. The 
parsonage at Sidney has been papered and painted and a new furnace in- 
stalled, etc., etc. 

Organizations. 

The various organizations of the church, such as the Sunday School, 
Epworth League, Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society, Ladies' Aid, etc., have, in most cases, reported progress in 
spite of the depressing conditions which prevail. This is especially true in 
respect to the Sunday School. First Church Champaign Sunday School has 
had an average attendance for the year of 754, which is 149 above last year's. 
In First Church, Urbana, efficiently supplied for the past ten months, though 
for ten months without a pastor, having, however, been fortunate in the 
services of Dr. A. C. Piersel, who had, at a former time been their pasto>-, 
and so understood the field. The Sunday School has had an average attend- 
ance of 409. which is an increase of 89 over last year. I mention these two 
schools, not because they ar^ large, or because they are exceptional, but 
because the exact figures are available as I make this report. I am confi- 
dent an equally good percentage of increase could be reported from other 
charges and that for the district the total gain gives every reason for re- 
joicing. While speaking of Sunday School activities I wish to mention the 
school at Central Park Church, Danville, which has a membership of only 
121, but is complete with every requirement of the Sunday School Board 
so far as organization is concerned, and has the star Cradle Roll of the 
District, there being sixty-seven babies now on the roll. 



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Community Programs. 

In the larger number of the rural and village charges of the District 
the pastors have applied the most up-to-date methods which the equipment 
at their disposal would allow. They have made complete surveys of their 
fields and have organized for the cultivation of the same with well rounded 
social, intellectual, industrial and religious programs. They have correlated 
these activities in such a way as to make them serve the best interest of 
the whole community. It would, if time and space permitted, be most 
interesting and we believe, profitable, to present in this report a review of 
the work done in such churches as Shiloh, MoKendree, Fairview, Philo, St. 
Joseph, Ogden and others, where the problem of providing for the needs of 
the open country and the village are being met in a gratifying way. 

Centenary. 

It is impossible at this moment, and with the uncertainty of the times, 
to state accurately what the Centenary collections for the year will be. The 
latest word I have been able to get from the pastors is, under the existing 
circumstances, quite encouraging. A few have said: "My charge will pre- 
sent a 100 per cent report at Conference time." Most of them have not 
been able to make such an assertion. As a District I am anticipating at 
least a 75 per cent cash payment on this year's pledges. 

Cunningham Home. 

Cunningham Home, located at the edge of Urbana, under the direction 
and care of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Illinois Annual 
Conference, has had an excellent year. The new hospital building, named 
"Illinois Conference Hall," costing $20,000, has been completed, and is now 
being used. The second floor is occupied by eight high school girls, similar 
to the cottage plan. In accordance with the will of Judge Cunningham, at 
the death of his widow, which occurred a few month ago, the grounds 
have been increased by twenty acres, making now a property value of not 
less than $500,000. The increased capacity of the home by the addition of 
the hospital building was immediately filled, but the number taken in only 
touched the number waiting admission, as 800 were rejected in a year's time, 
or added to the waiting list. Of the 107 children cared for the past year 
not one has been seriously ill. The doctor's bill averages less than i$5.00 
per month. We have noted with pleasure the increasing interest of the 
children in their school work under the capable teachers who are serving 
in this capacity. The Sunday School work find the committing of Bible 
verses to memory is splendid. We wish the pastors and laymen of our 
Conference might get a vision of the work for children which this institution 
is doing. Thirty-seven of these boys and girls have become members of 
the church, and some of them show real marks of leadership. Under the 
consecrated direction of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hestwood, the fine possibili- 
ties of this institution for the future are such as to challenge the most con- 
servative. At this very moment the expenditure of from $600 to $800 would 
fit up the basement of one building for the manual training work, thus 
releasing the room in the main building now used for that purpose, in which 
beds might be put for at least twenty-four more children. There is no 
question but that the Cunningham Home should have a growing place in 
the interest and generosity of Methodism throughout our Conference. 

The Wesley Foundation. 

All the Conference will rejoice in the steady progress of the Wesley 
Foundation at the University of Illinois which the Methodists of Illinois 
have established and are supporting as the contribution of the church to 
our great student constituency there. 

One in every four of the students at the University of Illinois last year 
expressed a Methodist preference — 2,026 altogether. Over 200 of these were 
from the Southern Illinois Conference. Over 300 from the Central Illinois 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 51 

Conference. About 500 from the Rock River Conference. Over 700 from 
our own Conference. The balance of the 2,026 came from other states in 
the union and from foreign lands. 

In addition to 2,026 Methodists during the regular school year, there 
were 487 Methodists in the summer session. Nine hundred and eighty-two 
were affiliated members of Trinity. An additional 203 were in the Epworth 
League or Sunday School, making a total of 1,185 actually identified with 
Trinity Church. One hundred and ninety-eight were in the two downtown 
churches or went home over Sundaj'. Making a total of 1,383 of our Meth- 
odist students at the University who were definitely reached during the 
year. 

Fifty-three pledged themselves to some definite form of Christian serv- 
ice. Three have taken out local preacher's license. There have been 255 
foreign students at the University, representing thirty-five countries other 
than our own. A large number of these students are identified with the 
Foundation and Trinity Church in one way or another. 

The big event of the year was the dedication of the new Social Center 
Building, costing approximately $300,000, which drew men from all over the 
country and was reported at length in all of the church papers. Four 
Bishops — Nicholson, McDowell, McConnell and Henderson, spoke. Many other 
leading men in the church took part in the exercises, and the President of 
the University, Dr. David Kinley, made an address, which has attracted wide 
attention. 

In the three and one-half months between the dedication and com- 
mencement, 359 meetings were held in the new building, with a total attend- 
ance of 31,358, which shows what a place it has at once taken in the Uni- 
versity life. 

Among the many features or service to which this building has been 
put, office room has been made for the District Superintendent, to his grati- 
fication, and, we trust, to the interests of both the District and the Founda- 
tion. It furnishes a convenient and attractive place for holding councils 
and meeting committees, as well as giving the superintendent an opportu- 
nity to come in touch with the great ebb and flow of student life repre- 
sented in this institution. 

We must have a new Trinity Church, the present building being entirely 
inadequate. Students are turned away from its doors many Sundays. This 
is nothing short of tragic. The Methodists of the state, we are sure, will 
want to see that the new church is provided in the very near future, to- 
gether with an adequate endowment of the Wesley Foundation work, so 
that we may properly maintain it. This is one of Methodism's greatest 
opportunities. 

Conclusion. 

In conclusion, although my time on the District so far has been brief, I 
wish to express my appreciation and thanks for the kindness shown me in 
official relation and in the homes by the pastors and their families. I have 
held the Third and Fourth Quarterly Conference in every charge and have 
sought to make them, not occasions of distributing flowers, but of actual 
and serious inquiry, that we might know the weak places and together, as 
a Quarterly Conference, strengthen them. To me the one heading on the 
Quarterly Conference form sheet which has thrill in it is No. 7, which reads: 
"A Discussion of the Forward Program of the Charge." And while I would 
not go quite as far as Longfellow when he said: "Let the dead past bury its 
dead,'' I do feel that what is to be done is of so much greater moment than 
what has been that it should held the significant place in our Quartei'ly 
Conference sessions. I believe the Champaign-Danville District stands to 
a man with head and shoulders set and muscles tense, ready to respond to 

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the "Forward, March," of the Man of Gallilee, with the conscious attitude 
expressed so well by John Oxenham, when he said: 



"Foes in plenty we shall meet; 
Hearts courageous spurn defeat; 
So we press with eager feet, 
Up and on. 

"Ever forward in the fight. 
Ever upward to the light, 
jti^ver true to God and right. 
Up and on." 



DECATUR DISTRICT. 

T. N, Ewing, Superintendent. 
Bishop Nicholson and Brethren: 

In making my first report as a District Superintendent I desire to ac- 
knowledge my obligations to my predecessor, M. N. English, for the founda- 
tions laid throughout the District and to the pastors whose fidelity and patient 
labor have gone a long way to atone for the ignorance, inexperience and in- 
competence of the present District Superintendent. The year has brought 
many pleasant experiences for which I thank God and take courage. 

Brother Pigott, appointed to the Windsor Circuit, was unable to take up 
the work there and m,y first duty was to find a pasor for the five country 
churches involved. I was very fortunate and happy to find the young and 
promising Harry A. Cochran to supply the work, and he has done it so ef- 
fectively that his appointment as pastor for this year is urged, with salary 
increased and promise of good success. Brother A. M. Sinclair finding it im- 
practical to serve the three country churches on the Shelbyville Circuit, I 
secured for them a pastor in Paul Curry of Strasburg, who did fine work and 
is planning now to complete the requirements for admission to the Confer- 
ence. In the middle of the year Brother C. W. Gant, pastor at Windsor, ac- 
cepted a position with the Anti-Saloon League. Brother M. D. Tremaine of 
Findlay was transferred to Windsor and O. L. Bachstahler, a local preacher 
and Superintendent of the High School in Monticello, was appointed to supply 
Findlay during the summer. Excepting these changes, pastors continued in 
the work as appointed. 

The fall meeting of preachers and laymen was well attended and a fine 
spirit prevailed. During the year special emphasis has been placed upon 
evangelistic work and good results have been obtained. In Syllivan the Con- 
ference year began in a blaze of evangelistic endeavor under the leadership 
of the new pastor, BTother Campbell, and Evangelist Mitchell and a fine spirit 
and interest has been maintained throughout the year. In the Macedonia 
church on the Atwood work the pastor. Brother Wilkerson, was assisted by 
Brother Crews of Arthur. Over Forty conversions were reported. In Cowden 
a year's careful planning and unremitting toil on the part of Pastor Baldwin 
and his people came to fruition in a revival meeting in which, with assistance 
of a neighboring pastor. Brother Horseley of Herrick, over 160 were con- 
verted and the membership of the church increased over 60 per cent. In Gar- 
ret a union meeting in which Pastor Berry and a pastor of the Christian 
church worked together resulted in the conversion of a large number of the 
business men of the community, eighteen of whom united with the church. 
In Mason Brother Clapper led the whole church forward in a thoroughgoing 
endeavor distinguished by a large ingathering and permanent upbuilding. In 
Shelbyville the pastor, Bi-other Young, was assisted by Evangelist Beadles 
and the entire community received a new impulse of spiritual power. Other 
evangelistic campaigns not so conspicuous, but in some respects just as per- 
manently effective, were conducted, and the faithful work of the pastors was 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 53 

much in evidence. All the Decatur churches and most of the churches of the 
District observed Passion Week with special meetings, and Grace church, 
Decatur, was fortunate enough to secure the services of Bishop Quayle on 
that occasion, and all the Decatur churches report a substantial ingathering. 
Reports for the entire year of evangelistic work were not all in, but at the 
close of the Lenten period over eleven hundred conversions were reported. 

The year has not been without building and improvement. The church 
in Cerro Gordo was thoroughly overhauled and decorated at a cost of $4,000. 
Grace Church, Decatur, has purchased a property adjoining the present church 
building at a cost of $12,000, which when remodeled and improved will furnish 
a long-needed room for the overflow of the rapidly growing Sunday School. 
The Lovington church, the corner stone of which was laid May 22nd, is near- 
ing completion and when completed, with a very much enlarged and im- 
proved parsonage, will constitute one of the best properties in the Conference. 
The new St. Paul's church is also coming on apace; corner stone was laid 
August 21. St. Paul's is our chief Centenary enterprise in the District and 
Conference. It is well worthy our interest and pride. By it the whole east 
side of Decatur will be served in such a large and comprehensive way that 
the Kingdom there is very sure to be permanently established. 

The health of pastors and people has been very generally good. Only 
once during the year has death invaded our ranks. It was in the pre-Easter 
time, when all thoughts were being turned toward the anniversary of our 
Lord's resurrection, that Sister Mcintosh, the beloved wife of our pastor at 
Warrensburg, after weeks of suffering, passed into the great bej'ond. She 
was a devoted wife and mother and pastor's helper through the years. 

The year has come to a close in the midst of a general financial depres- 
sion, caused principally, it seems, by a radical reduction in the sale price of 
farm products. In spite of the earnest urging of the District Superintendent, 
many of our smaller charges, already paying salaries hardly sufficient for a 
pastor and family, are insisting on salary reductions. In some places this 
threatens to disrupt and disorganize our work. It seems inevitable that some 
churches will be closed on account of lack of financial support. A good many 
of our pastors will be forced to live on a salary smaller than the one which 
is now too small. It is, however, a time for great optimism and faith. Gen- 
eral belief is that the financial tide will turn before long and in the new and 
better day we are hoping not only to regain what is lost, but go forward to 
larger things. 

Centenary subscriptions very generally came due in August or September. 
and the close proximity to the session of our Annual Conference has made 
it a difficult matter to make even an approximation to 100 per cent collections. 
At the same time it appears that the churches generally are doing better this 
year than last. We are hoping next year will be better still. 

In closing, permit this one word of personal acknowledgement: The year 
has been a strange one, full of entirely new and sometimes perplexing situa- 
tions. It has been a year also of strenuous endeavor, attended by results 
that are meagre enough, at least so far as the effectiveness of the Superin- 
tendent is concerned. But pastors and people for the most part have been 
thoughtful and indulgent. And in the thought of their fidelity and co-oper,ative 
good-will we have great reason to render thanksgiving. 



JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT. 

E. L. Pletcher, Superintendent. 
Bishop Nicholson and Brethren: 

One hundred years ago this summer a Methodist local preacher came 
to this place and preached the first Methodist sermon in Jacksonville. The 
site of this first Methodist service was no near that if time could be rolled 
back we would today be within the sound of his voice. This local preacher 
was Joseph Dasey. We were then in the Missouri Conference, and at its 



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session in 1821 John Glanville was sent to the Sangamon Circuit, which in- 
cluded Jacksonville. He organized the first class, probably in the same place 
where the first sermon A\as preached, the home of John Jordan, just back 
of Passavant hospital. For several years this continued as a preaching 
place. Later the log school house was used by both the Presbyterians and 
Methodists. When the Illinois Conference was organized in 1824 Jacksonville 
became a part of the Mississippi Circuit. In 1827 the name was changed to 
Apple Creek Circuit. In 1830 the Jacksonville Circuit was formed and the 
first Methodist Church was erected. It was of brick and stood about a block 
north of the place where we now meet. In 1833 Jacksonville became a 
station, the first in the state of Illinois, and the pastor assigned was T. J. 
Starr. Three years later a new church was built a block west of the present 
location. It was to this church that the committee appointed at the Con- 
ference held in Paris, 111., seventy -five years ago, came and organized the 
Illinois Woman's College and here the first classes of the college met. The 
most extensive Methodist revival ever held in the city was conducted in this 
church in 1847-1848 during the pastorate of Rev. J. B. Corrington, there 
being over 600 conversions. The present church in which we meet was built 
in 1867-1868, the work having begun under tlie pastorate of the father of 
W. S. Phillips. This church has seen many mighty revivals, perhaps the 
most noted during the pastorate of W. A. Smith. The Annual Conference 
has met in this church oftener than any other church in the Illinois Con- 
ference, having been entertained here on the following dates: 1832, 1837, 1841, 
1847, 1851, 1871, 1878, 1879 and 1890, making with the present session the 
tenth time. But all Jacksonville has united in extending to the Illinois Con- 
ference a most hearty welcome and we cannot say any one but all the churches 
and all the people welcome the Methodist preacher and the Methodist lay- 
man when they come to this Methodist center for prayer and conference. 
This is truly a Methodist city, for 12^ per cent of the city has its najnes 
upon the Methodist Church records, and if the constituency roll is counted, 
at least 20 per cent of the people are Methodist. On the 4th day of last 
August we held a great Methodist celebration in commemoration of the Cen- 
tennial of Methodism in Morgan County, and over a thousand adults from 
Jacksonville and the county marched in the parade from Grace Church to 
Passavant hospital, where the granite boulder marking the site of the first 
service was unveiled, the remainder of the day being spent at Nichol's park, 
where a splendid address was given by Dr. Zaring, editor of the Northwestern 
Christian Advocate. 

At the close of Conference a year ago the Jacksonville District comprised 
47 appointments, but as several charges were united on account of the short- 
age of ministers, there were really 50 Quarterly Conferences which the Dis- 
trict Suerintendent had to meet. C. F. Hagner did not go to Chesterfield as 
appointed and J. C. Ewing was transferred to this work, where he has had 
a most successful year. Easton was left to be supplied and at the beginning 
of the second quarter A. J. Henderson, from northwestern Canada, was se- 
cured, and we feel this was a very fortunate and satisfactory arrangement. 
In the midst of the year the dark shadow fell over the Auburn charge, be- 
cause the beloved pastor, W. M. Carter, was taken and not only the parsonage 
home but the church was left desolate. Brother Carter was one of the most 
beloved of pastors and his record in the Illinois Conference will stand as a 
monument more enduring than granite. A. L. Wood was secured at once 
and has cared for the church in a most creditable manner until Conference. 

This has been a year of more material improvements than for several 
past years. Immediately after Conference last fall the District Superintendent 
was called upon to dedicate and raise the money for the new church at Rich- 
woods. This church was destroyed by fire during last year, but the good 
people rallied and with a little Centenary help built a fine modem rural 
church. The day of dedication was one of joy and victory and now the 
church stands free of debt and ready for a program of community service. 
Repairs and improvements have been made in nearly every charge, but the 
most noted are as follows: Wlaverly, the debt of $2,300 paid and $700 im- 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH . 55 

provements made; Nilwood, a new basement, which will be a great help to 
the growing church at that place; Asbury, on the Brooklyn- Jacksonville 
charge, a new basement; Girard, a general repairing and painting of par- 
sonage; Roodhouse, church redecorated and general repairs; Fairview, on 
the Chandlerville charge, church decorated and greatly improved; Salem, on 
the Curran charge, a new basement and much improvement of the parsonage 
property; Auburn, church repainted and decorated, parsonage in fine repair; 
Bluff Springs, new parsonage completed and all the churches repaired and 
painted; Oakford, church redecorated and painted; Ashland, church deco- 
rated and parsonage greatly improved; Centenary, Jacksonville, decorated, 
new floors and many other improvements. The total amount for improvements 
on the District will be $15,621. All through the year we have given special 
attention to the Centenary and have been very ably assisted by the Area 
office. Group meetings have been held and nearly every church on the Dis- 
trict has been visited by special representatives and the great claims of the 
World Program presented. 

Any report of the Jacksonville District would be sadly incomplete with- 
out a report of the Illinois Woman's College, which is located within our 
borders and sheds inspiration and blessing not only over this District but all 
of Methodism. The week of prayer was' devoted to evangelistic effort, and 
Dr. Keck of Champaign stirred all hearts with his masterful address. It is 
a great pleasure to note the spiritual atmosphere of this institution. For 
some time Dr. Harker has conceived the plan of having a director of religious 
life and activities who should be charged with the responsibility of caring 
for the development of the religious life of both students and faculty, or- 
ganizing it wisely, training it into right channels and connecting it with the 
various activities of the church both in the local work and in their more ex- 
tended and world programs. He also planned that this director should be 
free to attend Sunday School Institutes, Young People's Conventions, and 
in general to connect the college with the church, as well as to foster the 
individual religious life and possible service of every student. 

In the fall of 1920 Rev. W. J. Weber of the Oregon Conference was 
secured to fill this position. During the year a student survey was made, 
the religious attitudes of the students ascertained and in many instances 
personal conferences held. A student volunteer movement was organized 
and special interest was manifested in life service. Nearly half of the stu- 
dents took Bible and Religious Education, giving the director opportunity 
for much personal contact. Effort has been made, with no small success, 
to inspire them for such work in their homes and for the future. Professor 
Weber has visited the various conferences, conventions and institutes and 
has occupied the pulpits of a number of the pastors of the Conference. At 
the Epworth League Institute held in Shelbyville he was one of the faculty. 
He is ready to serve any of the pastors this coming year and attend any of 
the religious activities of the Conference at all times. 

All through our ministry we have felt that the chief business of any 
Christian minister was to win men to God, and when this passion dies the 
glory of the ministry has departed. All the year the revival fires have been 
kept burning. At Easter time a severe storm prevented many of the pastors 
from gathering in the harvest expected, but, undaunted, they continued and 
followed up the campaign during the succeeding days. Our Gospel Tent 
has been in use all summer, under the manaerement of Mr. D. C. Linton, and 
the results have been most gratifying. Meetings have been held at Alexan- 
der, South Jack.sonville. Garner Chapel, Kilbourne, Arenzville, Durbin. Provi- 
dence and Concord. The conversions reported in these meetings total 467. 
and if the meeting held in Centenary Church should be added we have 602 
conversions in the meetings where Mr. Linton has either assisted or con- 
ducted the meeting. In the reports sent me by the pastors we have a record 
of 1035 conversions and 978 accessions to the church this year. 

Our ministers have all been active and faithful. Every one seemed to 
feel the respon^^'bility of the task and have caught the vision of possibility. 
They report 20,361 pastoral visits, 3,441 sermons, and if the miles of travel 



56 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

they have gone in doing this work had been in a continuous line it would 
have taken them more than three times around the world. 

As we have seen the vineyard in its highways and byways, viewed it 
from its valleys and looked upon it from its heights, we are impressed with 
some of the many needs of the Jacksonville District. A great need of the 
District today is in some way to improve the morale of both laymen and 
pastors. It is so easy to become discouraged during these trying days and 
not keep pressing earnestly forward. If only the hands of both pastors and 
laymen might be strengthened. The best means I know of is first an intelli- 
gent and careful reading of our church literature, so that we all might know 
how the battle goes all along the line. We are glad to note a large number 
of readers of our church papers, but until there is an Advocate in every 
Methodist home we shall not be satisfied. And here in the home is the seat 
of our power or the secret of our weakness. If we are to accomplish that 
for which Methodism was raised up it must begin in the home and about the 
family altar. This is our greatest concern in the District, that we might 
deepen and broaden the spiritual home life of our people. It is very evident 
that Jesus meant his followers to be giants if we consider the task he gave 
them to carry forward. Paul refers to a Christian as one with a weapon in 
both hands. This is no place for weaklings, and this is no time for indolence 
or indifference. 

"We submit this report not as complete, but as a brief review of some of 
the work accomplished. May He who fully understands and justly weighs 
the acts and intents of men be merciful with our mistakes and richly bless 
the least loving service of every preacher and layman in the year that has' 
passed, and then set our faces towards the sunrise of another day of oppor- 
tunity and service. 



MATTOON DISTRICT REPORT. 

W. D. Fairchild, Superintendent. 

The Mattoon District has experienced a year of hard work and a rea- 
sonable degree of success. At the close of the last session of conference 
four charges were left to be supplied. "Within a few days H. G. Markley 
was appointed to the Toledo charge, "W. L. Shell to Brocton, M. P. Ault to 
Grandview and H. F. Cusic to Indianola. All charges were served through- 
out the year except Toledo and Ridge Farm. Toledo was opened June first 
by the resignation of H. G. Markley, who was supplying, and Ridge Farm 
charge became vacant in early July by reason of the death of the pastor, 
H. "W. Miller. Aside from these two charges the work in the District has 
gone forward without interruption. 

Evangelism. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church stands for an aggressive-progressive 
campaign for the consummation of kingdom purposes. "Whatever else may 
be incorporated in our program, evangelism holds the chief place. Ti'ue to 
this interpretation of the church's greatest work, pastors and churches have 
labored hard to turn men and women to Christ. The evangelistic spirit has 
'Deen pronounced through most of the year. The campaign has been char- 
acterized by zeal, interest and determination. Special services have been 
heW in almost every church in the District, and in almost every instance 
with tangible results. For the most part pastors were their own evan- 
gelists, employing occasionally evangelistic singers or the help of neighbor- 
ing pastors, and on the whole the character of the work and the results 
achieved have been more satisfactory than when professional evangelists 
were employed. Nearly 1700 conversions are reported for the year. 

Sunday Schools and Epworth Leagues. 

The year has shown real progress in Sunday School and League work. 
Almost without exception the Sunday Schools have grown in numbers and 



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interest. Some schools have doubled their enrollment, while many have 
added twenty-five to fifty per cent. The standard of efficiency in teaching 
and supervision has been raised, much new equipment has been added and 
better organization effected. Special mention might be made of the work 
done in Casey, Chareston, Marshall, Chrisman, Newman, Villa Grove, Tus- 
cola, Mattoon and Paris. More than 800 Sunday School attendants have 
been numbered in the list of conversions. 

We are all familiar with the experience of the Epworth League during 
the past few years. It has in no way been reassuring. But during the past 
year we have witnessed a revival of interest. Some of the old chapters have 
been reorganized, several new chapters organized and the work given a new 
aspect. The District convention at Newman was decidedly the best in point 
of attendance and interest we have had in several years. There was also 
a large registration of delegates at the Conference Institute held at Shel- 
byville in July. Much credit for the increased interest is due the District 
President, Rev. H. G. Beck. 

It is to be regretted that we cannot record the same kind of progress 
in the work of the Junior League. With all the effort made, we seem pow- 
erless to create any enthusiasm. There are untold possibilities for the bene- 
fit of the young in this organization, but they cannot be realized because of 
the lack of consecrated leaders in the local churches. By our neglect we are 
wasting opportunity and dissipating religious tendencies at the most criti- 
cal moment in the life of the children. We covet the time and talent of 
consecrated and efficient superintendents and teachers in shaping the lives 
of the young for definite Christian service. 

Material Improvement. 

The year has not been favorable for the launching of new buildings or 
undertaking any extensive improvements in general, although we are much 
in need of these in several places. We are still waiting for cheaper materials 
and labor and for more hopeful financial conditions. However, some work is 
being done. At Martinsville the church is adding some $5000 worth of im- 
provements in the way of basement, new furnace, added Sunday School rooms 
and redecoration of the interior. At Farmington on the Lerna work, a new 
church is being erected and will be completed in the late fall. It is to be a 
brick veneer, with full basement, and will be such a church as will answer 
satisfactorily the needs of the community. Repairs in amounts ranging 
from a few dollars to a few hundred have been made on about one-third 
of the churches and parsonages. Church indebtedness has been reduced 
until the total indebtedness in the District is less than $6000, and provision 
has been made to care for part of that the coming year. 

The Centenary. 

The third year of the Centenary gives us still better opportunity to 
estimate the real worth of the movement and to get the reaction of the 
churches, under conditions much different from those prevailing when the 
pledges were given. As we might expect, there is criticism and opposition 
in some degree, arising chiefly from lack of information concerning the real 
purpose of the movement and from the circulation of false statements re- 
garding the expenditure of the funds. But I am glad to say that the amount 
of real opposition is negligible. On the whole the church is loyally support- 
ing the Centenary. Most of our pledges in the Mattoon District fall due 
September 1, and the early meeting of conference this year made it impos- 
sible to collect subscriptions in time to make such report as would enable 
me to gather full data on payments. However, I feel certain from reports 
thus far made that our record will be practically as good as last year. If it 
comes reasonably near last year's report, we shall be satisfied, conditions 
considered. In no place do we expect anything but the fullest co-operation. 
Almost all our people regard these obligations as sacred, and we believe 
that finally we shall suffer very little loss. The situation has not justified 
any intensive canvassing for new subscriptions in general, but some new 



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pledg-es have been made. At Mattoon about $3500 in new subscriptions have 
been received this year. 

Three years ago we took the pledges we are now busy collecting, but 
there is another phase of this matter that unless properly handled is sure to 
work great embarrassment. I refer to the proper expenditure of these funds. 
There is a certain flexibility in the use of Centenary money which is a 
wise provision, but which is also a source of great danger. We must be able 
to justify our appropriations, otherwise we damage the whole cause. 

That some mistakes have been made and that others may be made, we 
must be ready to admit, but these have been and will likely be of a minor 
nature. It would be unthinkable that a movement such as this, involving 
such huge sums of money, carried forward as this work must be, could be 
brought to completion without a single erroi'. Who of us can manage our 
own affairs, simple as they may be, without seeing the possibility of improve- 
ment? Conditions change and time itself makes necessary alterations. It 
is so with every great enterprise. But it can also be said with certain con- 
fidence that the Centenary movement has justified the most sanguine expec- 
tations of our church leaders and is regarded by far-seeing churchmen in 
all branches of the Protestant church as the greatest Christian movement 
of modern times. Our attitude will make or mar the success of this great 
undertaking and directly or indirectly affect all future efforts of like 
nature. We must stand for and stand by this great Christian movement 
designed to further the work of the Kingdom. 

Memorial Methodist Hospital. 

Another very successful year is set down to the credit of the Memorial 
Methodist Hospital in Mattoon. About 900 patients have received treatment 
in the hospital the past year. The hospital is fully equipped, well managed 
and is always full. It has a high-grade reputation in the local community 
and has a very excellent staff of physicians and surgeons. The board is 
still looking forward to the building or purchase of a nurse's home, very 
much needed. 

Church Papers. 

Emphasis has been laid on the necessity of the church paper in the home. 
Many officials are this year subscribers who have never taken a church 
paper previously, and we have reason to think that the papers are being 
read. Over 200 new subscriptions are reported this year. 

Health. 

It is cause for remark that no wide-spread sickness has been among our 
people this year. Frequently epidemics come and linger, greatly embarrassing 
our work. Pastors and people have not, for the most part, been hindered 
by ill health. This in part accounts for the success of our evangelistic cam- 
paigns. The number of deaths among our people has been unusually small. 
Death has visited but one parsonage home In May, Rev. H. W. Miller, of 
Ridge Farm, became suddenly ill and was forced to give up his work tem- 
porarily. His church gave him an extended leave of absence and he went to 
Indiana to be with his daughter and regain his health. But his strength 
did not return, and in early July he died in the hospital at Fort Wayne and 
was buried at Van Buren. Brother Miller was a conseci'ated and conscien- 
tious worker, who gave himself diligently to his task. He was genial and 
spiritual and preached Christ in a sane and wholesome way. His messages 
had the evangelistic ring and he had the joy of seeing many saved through 
the years of his ministry. 

Ministerial Support. 

There was a considerable salary increase taking effect at the beginning 
of the year now closing. These increases brought the district up fully along- 
side the best salaried districts in the conference. The added amount for 
conference claimants was cheerfully accepted and paid. We have sought to 



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have all claims for ministerial support paid in full. The financial depression 
has worked against us seriously, and in some instances jeopardized the situ- 
ation. In the last week of the year I visited about twenty charges, arranging 
final settlements and determining salaries for the coming year. These were 
mostly circuits where salaries were already too low, and in a very few 
there was a slight inclination to take advantage of the old and dishonorable 
custom of repudiation so long prevalent in our church. But I am glad to 
say that indications are that every charge will settle all claims in full for 
the fifth consecutive year. 

We regret to say that a few charges have thought it necessary to reduce 
salaries the coming year. There does not seem to be a good reason for this 
course. The action is due to a state of mind rather than to necessity. These 
reductions have resulted in charges, for the most part, that lack business 
sense and system. We are striving to shai-pen the sense of responsibility 
for obligations incurred, install better business methods and secure prompt 
settlement of all claims. Reports issued during the year showed at the end 
of the first quarter 93 per cent of all ministerial support paid, four claims 
at the end of six months, 94 per cent, and at the end of three quarters, 93 
per cent. This is not as good as it ought to have been, although it is the 
best record yet made in the history of the Illinois Conference of nearly one 
hundred years. We must not only have adequate support for our ministers, 
but we must have full and prompt paymen of all claims, including all items 
of ministerial support. 

Missionary Societies. 

Both the W. F. M. S. and the W. H. M. S have enjoyed prosperous years. 
Each society has exceeded last year's activities in every way. Large num- 
bers of children and young people have been enrolled. A few new auxiliaries 
have been organized and the financial report will be much better than last 
year. 

New Responsibilities. 

Methodism in the Mattoon District not only faces the problem of proper 
care of fields already surveyed and accepted, but she faces new and added 
responsibilities. It is a source of regret that several denominations having 
the congregational plan of government are falling into decay. The aban- 
doned church is a common sight. More than fifty churches in the country 
districts are either abandoned or have only an occasional service. To me it 
seems that we have the only system of government and service that will 
redeem these abandoned places. We may not be looking for new responsilibi- 
ties, but they are thrust upon us. It will require time and patience to work 
out the problem, and we must have fully equipped men to cultivate the deli- 
cate fields when the time seems right. We have begun a careful survey of 
the entire District and within the coming year will be able to present it in 
graphic form, and then plans can be undertaken to care for the failing fields. 

Many details might have been woven into this general report, and spe- 
cial mention made of men and their work, but it does not seem wise to 
institute anything that might be construed as a comparison. Most of the 
men have labored hard and have achieved. I have greatly enjoyed their 
fellowship and the privilege of sharing with them in their labors. We 
humbly submit the results of our labors together as they are, and only wish 
they might have been more abundant and fruitful. 



QUINCY DISTRICT. 

E. S. Combs, Superintendent. 
Beloved Bishop Nicholson and Fellow Workers of the Illinois Conference: 

In making a report of a great district like the Quincy District it will be 
impossible to record all the acts and doings of the workmen. There are 
many noble deeds and acts that cannot be tabulated on paper. 

One year ago Bishop Nicholson appointed the reader of this report to 
the Quincy District. 



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If there is any truth in the theory that a minister should not be appointed 
to a charge where he is too well known, it was doubly true in the case of the 
present Superintendent of the Quincy District, as I had only been in the 
district to attend annual conferences at Quincy. This may account for my 
acceptance, and the refusal of others to accept the appointment. I know 
more about the district today than I did one year ago. I love it none the 
less, but more. Its calls, opportunities and needs have entered into my heart 
and life as no other church work in all my ministry. Today I stand as its 
sponsor and challenge the Illinois Conference to find a more worthy field, 
a finer folk, a more sincere and devoted class of preachers and laymen, a 
more worthy school with more competent and self-sacrificing teachers. 

We are proud of the fact that the Illinois Conference has a Quincy Dis- 
trict, not for a dumping ground for wet logs or a foraging ground for other 
superintendents who do not produce preachers enough for their own districts, 
but it stands as a mighty bulwark on the west of the Illinois Conference to 
strengthen, to pray, to work, to consecrate Christian men and women with 
iron in their blood for the most noble purpose known to the world — the 
lifting of the unsaved world to God. Many references have been made to the 
Quincy District from time to time, and it reminds me of Burn's oft-used 
quotation, "A man's a man for a' that." That section of country between 
and on the borders of the two great rivers that flow on and on, with its 
farms, cities, churches, schools, prairies, hills and valleys is a district of the 
Illinois Conference "for a' that" throbbing with vital Christian life. Other 
districts may have their Illinois Wesleyans, Woman's Colleges, Wesley 
foundations and Hospitals, but Quincy has that outstanding institution of 
Methodism, the Chaddock Boys' School. It stands alone in its uniqueness. 
But we do not intend that it shall stand alone spiritually, intellectually or 
financially. If we have great rivers flowing on and on, they are indicative 
that we have a people whose blood flows through hearts that are throbbing 
with the compassion of our Master for humanity. If we have hills lifting 
their peaks heavenward, they remind us that our people are a praying 
people, ever lifting their voices to God for help and power divine. 

We found the district as our beloved Duncan had left it — splendidly or- 
ganized — for which I was and am more than grateful. 

There are forty-four pastoral charges in the district and ninety-six 
churches. Eight of the charges were left to be supplied; one church refused 
to accept its pastor and one pastor refused to go to his work, leaving a total 
of ten vacancies. No small task for a man to face whose heart and soul had 
been in the pastorate. Bnit with the help of the Bishop and our generous 
superintendents all these points have been supplied for most of the time, 
and we have kept the work moving, we trust, in the right direction, on to 
the battle front and upward to the cross of our Master. 

All the pastors and churches have toiled faithfully for the success of the 
work, and none more than Dr. F. A. McCarty and our splendid Vermont Street 
church in Quincy, of which he is pastor. Both pastor and people have been 
untiring in their zeal for the success of the Kingdom throughout the dis- 
trict. This church and its pastor have been a central power from which 
radiate a district power and influence that has been greatly appreciated by 
all. In this church we found that splendid layman, D. L. Musselman, who 
has given more than liberally of his busy life to the work of the district, in 
the way of issuing a monthly bulletin and helping to secure supplies for 
vacant pulpits. No church or superintendent ever had a more faithful or 
capable assistant than this brother. 

The two captains of the district have done most heroic work, Brother 
Losh, who had charge of the north section, and Brother Stretton, who had 
charge of the south section. 

In passing we pause to thank God for goodness to our parsonage homes. 
Death has visited only one parsonage during the year. The beautiful grand- 
daughter of Brother W. T. More of Hulls fell asleep and passed on to the 
perfect life. 



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The year passing has been conducive to great financial drives. We have 
met the financial reaction and it has met us, but we are still pressing on. 
Last year the district advanced the pastors' salaries over $6,000, a fine record. 
The problem of pastors' salaries is still with us and will be as long as the 
church refuses to bring all the tithes into the storehouse. 

Our goal has been 100 per cent paid for ministerial support. We have 
done our best. Some churches have not done their best. We will sustain 
some loss in pastors' salaries this coming year, but we will make more gain 
than loss. There will be about $4,000 added to pastors' salaries in the dis- 
trict this year, for which we are grateful. Fifteen charges are pulling up- 
ward, six are pulling downward, nineteen are stationary. Many laymen 
say: "Give us good preachers and we will take care of the salaries." After 
all, the preacher is the key man as to the financial condition on each charge. 

Building and improvements have kept pace with other lines of church 
work during the church year. Rushville installed a fine, new pipe organ, and 
paid on their church indebtedness over $7,000; Augusta, a new $5,000 par- 
snage. Rushville Circuit has built a new parsonage and improved some 
of the churches on the circuit; Bowen, a new $6,000 parsonage, a total of 
over $26,000 spent on improvements. Pittsfield is remodeling the old church 
and building an addition to the same for Sunday School and Social Life. 
When completed it will cost about $40,000. Grace church, Quincy, has broken 
ground for a new $40,000 church that will be completed before another Con- 
ference convenes. Boardstown has plans for the remodeling of the old 
church and the building of modern Sunday School and social rooms for the 
congregation, which has outgrown its quarters. This will cost upwards of 
$50,000. The proposed improvements will exceed $130,000 this coming yeai". 

We have stressed from the first to the last the importance of the Sunday 
School and young people's work. The hope of the future church is found in 
this department, and the pastor who increases and strengthens this depart- 
ment will be assured of a strong church in the future. Religious education 
cannot be emphasied too strongly. One child saved by the educational 
process is worth more than those who have been poisoned by sin. The Sun- 
day Schools of the district have made splendid progress. The pre-Easter 
Evangelistic drive resulted in a large number deciding for Christ, especially 
where the pastor had a mind to work. 

The Epworth Leagues of the district have taken on new life and new 
Leagues have been organized and old Leagues reorganized. In June we held 
a splendid district convention at Quincy with a large enrollment of the young 
people of the district. We also sent the largest delegation to the Shelbyville 
Institute since its existence. God help us to stand by the young people. It 
is high time that the Church of Jesus Christ was capitalizing this mighty 
asset for the Kingdom of God. 

The Woman's Foreign and Home Missionary Societies have done heroic 
work on the Quincy District this year. The Foreign Society has made a fine 
gain in membership and a 25 per cent gain in finance ($2,320), giving over 
$1,700 to the Chinese relief work. The Home Society has made a gain of 
10 per cent in membership and the Young People's and Children's Societies 
have gained 100 per cent. They have also made a financial gain of 10 per 
cent. This is all very commendable. 

The Chaddock Boys' School still occupies a unique place, not only in the 
Illinois Conference, but in Methodism. Its fine corps of teachers and officers 
are doing a most effective work among the fine class of most deserving 
boys — a woik such as there is far too little done in this day for the building 
of manhood. Dear Brethren, let us stand by this school and not aloof from 
it. Open our church doors to its solicitors and not close them as many do. 
We have discussed this school pro and con, but now we have come to the 
place where we must absolutely redeem our promises. 

The Centenary is still operating on the Quincy District. While collec- 
tions have not been easy, but where pastors and laymen have been faithful, 
we have had results. We have done our best in the face of unfavorable con- 



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ditions and often strong opposition. Our payments to date equal 70 per cent 
of our apportionment. We are not first, we are not last, we not only want 
to do our work, but will do our part. Before there can be a great giving on 
the part of our Methodist people, there must be a great receiving. A receiving 
of the words of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Many are like the people in 
Paul's day — they do not know that there is a Holy Spirit. Before our people 
can be a great paying church they will have to become a great praying 
church. The only final solution of the Centenary is the salvation of men ui 
and out of the church — a spiritual uplift. 

Revival fires have been burning on most every charge in the district this 
year, and where they did not burn it was no fault of the consecrated pastor. 
To date there has been over 1,560 conversions and decisions, and over 1,400 
additions to the church, which exceeds the 10 per cent goal of increase. 
Outstanding revivals were held at Beardstown, Bowen, Littleton, Hulls, Pitts- 
field, Mt. Sterling, Grace, Quincy, and Vermont Street, Quincy. 

There is ever an increasing demand on the part of the church for a re- 
vival of power that shall move every community to a keen sense of Christian 
duty, and rightly so, but there can be no regeneration of the unsaved until 
there is a consecration of the church itself, and that consecration must first 
take place in the life of the ministry. "Like prophet, like people." God spare 
the day when the Methodist ministrj' shall cease to be wholly consecrated 
to Christ and its calling. 

Brethren, let us begin here, today, in the opening hours of this confer- 
ence, to reconsecrate ourselves to God and our task so that our Saviour 
can come in such mighty power that the world shall be saved to God, and 
that all evils such as Bolshevrkism and her kinfolks shall forever be over- 
thrown and the Christian home forever established upon the earth. When 
this comes we shall not have to worry about our homes, schools, colleges 
and endowments and Centenary. Such a revival is as feasible today as in 
the days of Paul and John Wesley. Let us here highly resolve, as we stand 
on the field where Jacksonville Methodism started one hundred years ago, 
that we will wholly concentrate ourselves as ministers and laymen to the 
greatest task of the day — the task of reviving the church and its duty, reach- 
ing the unsaved of the world and saving the Christian home from annihilation. 

Here is the only salvation of the world. Here we find the secret of the 
final success of the Centenary. 

If the Centenary fails, it fails from the want of a. spiritual atmosphere 
in which to live. If we have wandered away let us start back home to God 
today. God spare the day when any of us shall .say, as did Samuel of old, 
"The Lord is departed from me." If we keep him. we must permit him to 
keep us. 

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble." Let 
us be true to him. 



SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT. 

Eugene M. Antrim, Superintendent. 

District Superintendents have been called a good many names, but it 
remained for a layman, the other day, to pass out just the right term — 
shock absorbers. He declared that they were the cushion buffers between 
the rough roads and the people riding in the car and were designed to 
mollify the jolts that would otherwise be felt when passing over a rocky 
highway. And so the church has shock absorbers in its District Superin- 
tendents, and the rougher the going the more shocks they have to absorb. 
In frankness let me say that this has been a year when the shock absorbers 
have had to do full duty. But we have nevertheless come to the end of one 
year's journey and still find the old machine in pretty good running order, 
carrying a large number of passengers and lifting a bigger load than ever. 



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It is our business to give a brief account of the journe> on the Springfield 
District. 

Spiritual Activities. 

Our pastors and churches have all been deeply concerned about the 
winning of men to Christ and the Church. This is our chief business and 
we have tried to keep it in proper relation to all other obligations in our 
field labors. The campaign for souls came to a culmination at Easter when 
875 conversions were reported, which number has since been increased to 
over a thousand. In addition, 673 new members have been received by letter. 
Losses through correction of rolls have been heavy this year, in one instance 
the records showing a hundred less than reported at the last Conference. 
Special instances of evangelistic success stand out in our minds. Brother 
Munch held meetings at both Prairie Lea and Sharpsburg, securing 45 con- 
versions, and during the year scoring a net gain of 43 per cent on his 
charge. A triumvirate, consisting of Adams, Jones and Monson, conducted 
meetings at Stonington, Pawnee and Mechanicsburg with marked success. 
Their work illustrates the possibilities of pastoral teamwork in evangelism. 
Brother Havighurst was assisted at First Church, Springfield, by Hanley 
and Fisher. The campaign for souls resulted in a large number of conver- 
sions which, added to the list of new members secured during the year by 
the pastor himself, has given the First Church a net gain of 176 members 
above all losses by death and transfer. The Mitchell party assisted Brother 
"Willson at Hillsboro. The attendance soon outgrew the church building and 
the services became almost a community enterprise. Over 300 converts were 
reported and our church scored a net gain of over 100. Incidentally church 
attendance has increased 100 per cent and attendance at prayer meetings 
250 per cent. A fine training class for young converts has been care- 
fully shepherded by the pastor, meeting each week in the auditorium of the 
church. Brother Martin, at Owaneco, has used the evei-y Sunday evan- 
gelistic method to advantage and 43 converts have been made in the regu- 
lar services of the church. Springfield churches have all made marked 
advances. Brother Lockridge, assisted by many willing volunteers, has held 
special meetings at the Eighteenth Street Church and at two other points 
in a tent for a period of twelve weeks. Eighty-six converts were made and 
a wonderful hold on the people of the southeastern section of the city has 
been established. A new church is to be erected somewhere in this section 
as soon as the site can be definitely selected and secured. Kumler, Douglas 
Avenue and Laurel, under the leadership of that unique triumvirate of Pas- 
tors Dowson. Boyd and Sandmeyer, have each made substantial gains. 

It is inspiring to note how several pastors of the District have used 
special features to contribute to the general success of their labors. The 
Church Nights conducted on Wednesday eve~nings at Kumler and Douglas 
Avenue Churches, resulted in great increases in interest and attendance at 
the mid-week services. A luncheon, followed by study classes, prayer meet- 
ings and informal socials, brought out over 100 in attendance through the 
winter. Brother Butler, at Buffalo, has maintained a Church Day once a 
month, with marked increase of numbers. Brother Park, at Elkhart, has 
used effectively a mimeographed bulletin as well as several largely a'^tended 
community banquets. Brother Munch has organized an orchestra of some 
35 pieces from the young people of a strictly rural community and thereby 
gripped them to the church. Brother Lotz employed weekly bulletins, mim- 
eograph, glee club, boy scouts, moving pictures and other features. Brother 
Wright has taken personal charge of a Junior League at Niantic, enrolling 
upwards of 50 children and doing a fine piece of work. Brothers Peck and 
Monson use the stereopticon wisely and well at Pana and Stonington. 

Sunday Schools and Epworth Leagues. 

Nearly all the Sunday Schools of the District have made decided ad- 
vances this year in point of interest, efficiency and numbers. Scarcely any 
report a decrease, while most of them can record increases in average attend- 



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ance amounting- to from 6 to 100 per cent. Taylorville, Irving, Mechanicsburg, 
Mt. Pulaski, Shiloh, First and Laurel, Springfield; Nokomis, Owaneco, Roby, 
Dawson, "Witt, HiUsboro, Kenney, Sharpsburg, Elkhart and Kincaid all report 
an increase of 25 per cent or more, while Irving and Shiloh report 50 per 
cent increase, and Taylorville has more than doubled its average attendance 
since getting into its magnificent new building. This revival of interest in 
the Sunday School is one of the most gratifying aspects of our current 
religious life and spells a bright hope for the future of the church. The 
Epworth Leagues are generally reporting sustained or increased attendance 
and interest. Some of them are a joy and pride to the pastor's heart. Kum- 
ler League has, for several years, won the cup in the efficiency contests put 
on by the District Cabinet. The Leagues at Pana, Morrisonville, Pawnee, 
Stonington, Divernon, HiUsboro and Springfield are giving the Kumler 
League a spirited race for the cup. New Leagues have been organized at 
Irving, Eighteenth Street, Prairie Lea, Mt. Pulaski, Dawson and Elkhart. 
Any method that proves effective ought to be used to save our young people 
in a day when the deadly influences of a worldly world are fighting des- 
perately for their souls. 

Ministerial Salaries. 

Concerning the meagerness of pastoral salaries much has been said in 
the last few years, and rightly so. But we are gratified to report an advance 
on the District this last year of $6,764, or 10% per cent. In the last four 
years our salaries have increased on the Springfield District from a total of 
$44,530 to a total of $72,205, or 62 per cent. This means that the churches 
of the District have increased their ministerial support in that time for all 
four claims more than $34,000, which is th record for the Conference. We 
hope to hold this standard with but little if any average reduction for the new 
year. In spite of all this the shortage of ministerial recruits actually on the 
field ready for service, is still acute. And it is well that the ten-year program 
committee is giving this question serious attention. 

The Centenary. ( 

What about the Centenary? This has not been an easy year financially, 
as naost of us can painfully testify. The corn belt has been especially hard 
hit by reason of the slump in prices for its products. Wheat is sell for less 
than half what it brought a year ago and corn is bringing less than a fourth, 
the price, with a still lower figure a possibility for the new crop. Neverthe- 
less our District will report increased Centenary offerings this year as com- 
pared with last. Not a few charges will show a slight decrease, but every 
church in the City of Springfield will make an increase. The heroism and 
loyalty of some of our laymen is beyond all praise. Some of them have 
actually borrowed money at interest in order to meet their Centenary pledges 
this year. 

Other Financial Matters. 

In other financial matters the District will make a remarkable showing. 
Over $80,000 in cash has been paid in this year on church and parsonage im- 
provements, nearly double the amount reported last year. The W. F. M. S. 
and W. H. M. S. will this year pass their banner record by several thousand 
dollars. While the Ladies' Aid Societies report raising money to the amount 
of a 25 per cent increase. Shall it be not said that hard times and adversity 
always produce in some people greater devotion and consecration? During 
"the soft times passing" we were in danger of "having our religion fattened 
out of us," and the danger is not entirely over yet. 

New Churches and Parsonages. 

The District has bought or built three new parsonages this year, those 
at Riverton, Owaneco and Divernon. Four new churches have been dedi- 
cated, foundations are being laid for a fifth and ground will soon be broken 
for a sixth. In addition First Church has raised over $80,000 to remodel its 
plant at a cost of $85,000. To raise so large a sum In these times was a great 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 65 

undertaking, but the task is nearly completed, only $5,000 remains unpledged 
and $10,000 is already in hand in cash. When remodeled the First Church 
will be virtually a new building, with basement for Sunday School and social 
purposes, remodeled Sunday School annex and gymnasium, while even the 
auditorium itself will undergo extensive alterations. 

The outstanding achievement in this line is the new church plant at 
Taylorville. It is a wonderful building, fitted in every way for community 
needs and for a seven-day a week program. A beautiful auditorium, taste- 
fully decorated, adjoined by Sunday School rooms, gymnasium, dining hall, 
ladies' parlors and pastoi''s study, make up the most conspicuous features 
of the equipment. Its final cost was $130,000, and every bit of it has been 
pledged without a single dollar from the Centenary in process or prospect. 
Who can forget the day of dedication? Bishop Nicholson preached .wo in- 
spiring sermons; Dr. W. J. Davidson handled the finances, while people, 
pastor and superintendent all co-operated as one man in the effort. $90,000 
had previously been pledged on three separate papers by the self-sacrificing 
people, and all looked serious when they faced the prospect of raising $40,000 
additional that day. But it was done, and when the day was over the 
deficit had been oversubscribed and the church dedicated amidst great re- 
joicing. Rev. G. W. Flagge, the pastor, and his people, have done the biggest 
thing of their lives in projecting and completing the enterprise and deserve 
unbounded praise. 

The remodeled community church at Buckeye on the Millersville charge, 
valued at $7,000, designed- to make the church a real power in solving the 
rural problem for a decade to come, was also dedicated in June, all the 
money necessary to provide for the deficit being raised on that day. This 
project was started under the pastorate of C. C. Pearce and completed under 
that of Homer Delap, the present pastor. 

The remodeled church at Divernon, a real missionary territory, costing 
nearly $3,000, was likewise dedicated in May and all the money necessary 
to the balance of the cost was raised that day. This was the more heroic 
achievement when it is remembered that they, in conjunction with the Glen- 
arm Church, have built this year a parsonage valued at $9,000. 

But a true romance in a church dedication occurred w^hen, on July 31, 
the Superintendent was permitted to consecrate the new church at Tovey. 
This is the building "those women" made possible. It stands on the site 
of a former saloon, whose bricks have been "converted"' and built into a 
church. The women purchased site and old bricks, scraped them with their 
own hands — 45,000 of them — hauled sand, mixed mortar and raised money 
to complete the work. On ded. cation day the last $1,600 necessary to pay 
all costs remaining was raised at one service. But when you talk about "the 
pretty ways of Providence," remember the new story we have now to relate 
about another enterprise. This t:me the setting is in the Capitol City itself. 

The new Wesley Church and Parsonage, as well as the new Eighteenth 
Street Church and Parsonage are the points of interest. When we started 
the new Wesley Church we had not thought that Providence was going to 
place in our hands a surprising gift. Just at that time the City of Spring- 
field began its long delayed program of repaving the streets. Rev. J. Philip 
Armand, our Superintendent of City Missions, immediately got busy to secure 
the gift of the old brick from the adjoining property owners and has already 
secured, for the cost of hauling, and taken to the sites of the new church 
and parsonage buildings, over 127,000 of them. They are selected brick, 
largely from the under course, and are as good as new. Only enough brick 
needs to be purchased to surface the buildings to complete the job. Thus 
we shall construct two churches and two parsonages out of the old pave- 
ments of Springfield. Any one who has ever ridden in a car over the afore- 
said old pavements and knows that they are now to be converted into church 
buildings will believe the Scripture, which runs, "he maketh even the wrath 
of man to praise Him." The lumber from the abandoned Mt. Zion church 



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in Clear Lake Township will also go into the new Wesley Church in Spring- 
field. 

Work Among the New Americans- 
One of the most fascinating and important pieces of service being ren- 
dered on tlie District is that which is being done under Centenary auspices 
and aid at Springfield and at three other points, Kincaid, Nokomis and 
Hillsboro, where there are large groups of new Americans. J. Philip Armand 
has six mission schools under his charge in unchurched sections of the Capi- 
tal City, with an enrollment of over 250 children, foreigners and others. 
Wesley Church is part of tliis new enterprise and will, on dedication day, 
have at least 100 new members enrolled. At Kincaid Miss Roberts has been 
doing a unique work, which includes weekly religious instruction, clubs for 
boys and girls, manual training, sewing and cooking classes, community 
sings, pageants and a Daily Vacation Bible School. 

At Coalton, near Nokomis, Miss Calvert has been conducting a Sunday 
School in a community where there is but one American family in a popu- 
lation of 1,500. The sessions have been held in two abandoned saloons and 
now in the empty jail, for lack of other- quarters. The wonder is that the 
work has thriven at all, but it has, in spite of all its handicaps. It deserves 
every possible aid and encouragement. We hope the Centenary will be able 
to give some aid to this poineer work among our new Americans. 

At Taylor Springs, near Hillsboro, Miss Ina Ingersoll is making a suc- 
cessful approach to a large number of foreigners, including some Mexicans, 
by means of classes in English, sewing and other means. More than fifty 
men have been eni-olled in the night school, meeting in the school building 
three times a week, while a large number of women and cliildren have been 
interested through sewing classes and other means. Encouragement is being 
given to the work by the local mine and government officials as well as the 
people of the church. Pastors Hartman, Tharp and Willson are lending all 
possible aid to these pioneer enterprises. 

The Conference Woman's Home Missionary Society is demonstrating its 
faith in this kind of ministry by putting a Deaconess worker in the Taylor- 
ville field to work among the new Americans and others in that important 
center. 

Conclusion. 

Time fails me to recount much that deserves to have historical record 
in these reports. The work of each man and charge ought to have the space 
that is allowed for all. Only an impressionist picture can be made, with 
emphasis on general outlines rather than details. But the picture is im- 
perishable and is chronicled on High. As loyal a body of ministers as ever 
served a District, and a body of laymen whose labor and sacrifices have 
made the whole story possible, deserve all the praise. It has not been an 
easy year, but we shout to one another while we toil at the oars. 

"We are not here to play, to dream, to drift, 
We have hard work to do and loads to lift. 
Shun not the struggle, 'tis God's gift. 
Be strong." 



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(B) STANDING COMMITTEES AND BOARDS. 

BENEVOLENCES. 

We wish to express a deep sense of our gratitude for the timeliness of 
the Centenary. It was the success of this movement that enabled our church 
to hold firm the far-flung battle line of missionary and benevolent work all 
over the world in the face of advancing prices and increasing needs. Through 
the response of our people some long delayed and sorely needed advances 
were made possible. 

In view of the tremendous needs of a lost and bleeding world for food 
and clothing, for healing, education and evangelization, and in view of the 
opportunity of our church to supply all these needs through Christ Jesus 
our Lord, and through its leadership of the world, we trust every pledge for 
money or service will be paid in full. 

We call attention to the necessity of a program of continuous education 
and publicity to keep the church informed concerning the great accomplish- 
ments of our benevolent boards and of the opportunities that are now chal- 
lenging their attention. 

We rejoice over the steady progress in the support of Conference Claim- 
ants by which, through the activity of the Annual Conferences, under the 
leadership of the Board of Conference Claimants, the distribution for the 
benefit of Conference Claimants has increased from $600,000 in 1908 to 
$1,600,000 for the current year. 

We are especially gratified that after this year the work of this board 
may be made possible without any drain upon the funds of the Annual Con- 
ference. We earnestly request the Council of Boards of Benevolences to 
make adequate provisions for the work of the Board of Conference Claimants 
in accordance with the legislation enacted by the late General Conference. 

We recognize the fundamental importance of the practice of Steward- 
ship, not only for the financial success of the Kingdom, but also for the 
spiritual life and power of the members of our church. We therefore recom- 
mend the strong presentation of God's comprehensive and supreme claim 
upon the life of every man, and upon all his powers and possessions. We 
recommend that our people be urged to the definite acknowledgement of this 
claim by the definite setting apart of the tithe of their income for the service 
of God. 

We recommend that in every church, as far as possible, the tithers 
organize for the purpose of promoting and extending the spirit of Steward- 
ship and the practice of tithers, and that wherever practicable the tither's 
organization adopt a carefully worked out plan for bringing all the tithes 
into the storehouse and for securing their careful and effective distribution. 

PETER KITTEL, Secretary. 
C. H. THRALL, Chairman. 

CHADDOCK BOYS' SCHOOL. 

"A nation's greatness is reflected not in the rich mines of its mountains, 
nor in the fertile fields of its valleys, nor in its manifold industries, but 
through the men who operate them." Never were good men at such a 
premium as today. 

Those most deeply interested in the work of Chaddock Boys' School 
feel that its great opportunity lies in the possibility of implanting in the 
heart of its boys the seeds of Christian manhood and cultivating those seeds 
through the early years of their lives; in fulfilling the promise of the Father 
to these lads when He said: "I will be a Father to the Fatherless." 

In performing this work this year* the Trustees of Chaddock wish to 
record their grateful appreciation of the co-operation of the Conference in 



68 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

creating the sustentation fund. We have given vouchers for more than 
$10 000 received from the churches which have been open to us. Without 
this assistance we could not have carried forward the work. 

It is an oft repeated story that we turned away, without consideration, 
more than three hundred of these boys the past year. However, we are glad 
we could receive more than three-score of them and give them the training 
and care Chaddock can offer through its fine corps of teachers and its whole- 
some surroundings. 

The fact that the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, the 
Principal and one of our finest teachers are deaconesses, receiving an allow- 
ance of $25.00 a month, helps greatly to make it possible to report no deficit 
in our current expense fund. 

Miss Williamson, our Principal, who has been connected with the school 
seven years, returns after two j^ears leave of absence which she spent com- 
pleting her work at the Northwestern University, where she received her 
degree and was also elected to Phi Beta Kappa honors. 

Glen C. Smith, a graduate of the College of Agriculture, University of 
Illinois, will teach agriculture and history and direct the work of commercial 
gardening, which we have already begun. 

Merritt Meaker, a graduate of the Illinois Wesleyan, has charge of the 
playground activities and teaches seventh grade. 

We enter upon the new year with the finest faculty we have yet had, 
with eight members who have been with us from three to ten years, and 
with a group of choice boys. 

The financial problem looks difficult, but as before we must find a way. 
The treaeurer's report shows a balance in the current expense on the right 
side for the past year. With the prayerful consideration and earnest co- 
operation of the friends of boys in this Conference, we shall hope to make 
even a better showing the coming year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EVA C. FRIELDS, Superintendent. 

CHURCH LITERATURE. 

Since we are living at a time of great church programs, and since our 
church papers are the best means of publicity for these mighty enterprises, 
we feel that the need of the Northwestern Christian Advocate in every one 
of Methodist homes is imperative. We therefore urge our pastors to a most 
diligent effort to reach this goal. Recognizing the increasing value and 
effectiveness of the Epworth Herald, we plead for a wider circulation of this 
paper among our young people. 

We are justly proud of our splendid Sunday School publications and 
we commend the largest possible use of this literature in every department 
of Sunday School work. Convinced that no better current literature can be 
procured anywhere than that found in the Methodist Review, we would ad- 
vise that not only the undergraduates, but also all the effective preacheis 
of our Conference should be advised to read this splendid magazine. 

It is more and more apparent that one of the most indispensable insti- 
tutions of the church is the Methodist Book Concern. We commend the 
faithfulness and diligence of the agents of the Methodist Book Concern who 
stand ever in readiness to meet the needs of pastor and people by bringing 
to them the very best of the world's literature. We advise our people to 
avail themselves of the many privileges our book concern presents. 

S. C. PIERCE, Chairman. 
*J. R. CHEUVRONT, Secretary. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 69 

COMMISSION ON CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' CAMPAIGN 
FOR ENDOWMENT FUNDS. 

Recommendations Adopted by the Annual Conference of 1921. 

Resolved, 1 — That the Conference Claimants' Commission, with the pow- 
ers conferred by the Conference in 1916 and reaffirmed in 1917, 1918, 1919 
and 1920, be and is hereby continued, and that the Commission for the ensu- 
ing Conference year be composed of the District Superintendents, and one 
member from each of the following organizations: The Board of Stewards, 
the Board of Trustees and the Preachers' Aid Society, and also one layman 
from each District, together with three laymen at large, to be named by the 
District Superintendents and confirmed by the Conference. 

2 — That the Commission shall provide for all necessary expenses inci- 
dent to the most efficient prosecution of its work. 

3 — It is the judgment of the Commission that until the campaign is 
completed and the pledges collected, that the work will require the full time 
of an executive officer. We therefore recommend that Henry C. Gibbs be 
appointed as the Field Secretary, who shall work under the direction of the 
Commission and be ex-officio member of the Commission. 

4 — The Commission shall so relate itself to the Ten-Tear Program as 
to act in harmony therewith, and Veterans' Day shall be observed in each 
pastoral charge, at which time the interests of Conference Claimants shall 
be presented and special emphasis given the campaign for the raising of an 
additional $500,000. 

CONFERENCE BOARD OF DEACONESSES. 

The Illinois Conference Deaconess Board met at the Illinois Woman's 
College, on Saturday, September 10, 1921, at the session of the Illinois Con- 
ference, Jacksonville. 

Present — F. A. McCarty, president. Mrs. Eva C. Frields, second vice- 
president; C. R. Morrison, Miss Bertha Beadles and Miss Corinne E. Calvert. 

The Questions of the General Deaconess Board were answered as they 
pertained to Illinois Conference, and officers were elected. The formal 
report was filed with the Conference secretary. 

CONFERENCE RELATIONS COMMITTEE. 

In compliance with recent General Conference Legislation ordering a 
Classification of the Retired Ministers for the purpose of distribution of 
Annuity Funds, the Conference referred the list of Retired Ministers to the 
Committee on Conference Relations for said classification, and on motion 
the Conference approved and adopted the following classification: 

Men Who Have Rendered Forty Years or More of Service. 

Artz, J. E. M.i.oden, C. P. Smith, W. A. 

Caseley, C. W. McKown, C. F. Turner, H. C. 

Colwell, J. B. Reasoner, J. R. Walden, L. F. 

Gilmore, W. F. Rutledsre, W. N. Webster, W. H. 

Kumler, J. A- Smith, E. M. Wehrman, Charles 

Whitlock, S. H. 

Men Who Were 65 Years of Age or More at Time of Retirement. 

Ault. M. F. Goldsmith, Stephen Moon, A. D. 

Clark, Abner Goodspeed, J. M. Morrison. C. R. 

Ellis J. L. B. Hard, C. P. Musgrove, W. H. 

Enninger, J. C. Miller. Jasper McFadden, M. B. 

Rose, W. E. 



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1921 



Men Who Have Retired Because of Disability. 



Alkire, A. H. 
Barringer, E. M. 
Black, D. T. 
Cannady, T. A. 
Clark, E. O. 
Crane, J. W. 
Dugan, J. J. 
Jeffers, E. M. 



Means, W. E. 
Miller, J. Wesley 
Minier, P. N. 
Mcintosh, W. W. 
McKinney, "W. A. 
Reed, G. W. 
Reynolds, W. A. 
Tyron, H. S. 



Wilkin, M. P. 
Wood, C. G. 
Campbell, Lewis 
Beggs, S. W. 
Dimmitt, J. L. 
Wamsly, E. S. 
Powell, L. A. 
Horney, J. B. 



For the Purposes of the Classification and Distribution Previously Ordered 
by the Conference. 

We report the following as under the classification of "others" than Dis- 
ability or Age or Service Classes. 



Augustus, H. C. 
Bicknell, J. S. 
Cecil, S. A. 
Clark, Thorton 
Collier, M. F. 
Duff, J. M. 
BYazier, G. A. 
P\iltz. C. M, 
Hathaway, R. N. 
Hennesy, J. D. 



Hillerby, J. P. 
Hobart, M. E. 
Hubbart, R. B. 
Huber, S. H. 
Johnson, W. M. 
Jones, R. C. 
Kensil, D. D. 
Miles, D. T. 
McKinney, H. A. 
Plowman, A. Xi. 



Shouse, T. F. 
Stout, J. A. 
Taylor, C. B. 
Want, M. M. 
Wass, H. C. 
Wells, A. 
Willard, A. 
*Mathis, R. E. 
tMorton, J. P. 



We, your Committee on Conference Relations, further i-ecommend: 

1. That T. F. Hartman, T. L. Hancock and A. J. Jockish be continued in 
the Supernumerary Relation. 

2. That W. D. Mcintosh, C. E. Parsons and Wiley Johnson be changed 
from Supernumerary to Effective. 

3. That C. W. Caseley and C. R. Morrison be retired. That R. C. Jones 
be retired and classified as "others." 

4. That J. O. Lehman, J. D. Shouse, J. L. Hardesty, J. M. Judy and 
J. W. Miller be changed from Effective to Supernumerary. 

5. That S. A. D. Mcintosh. A. S. Flannigan, R. P. McDaniel and F. M. 
Harry be granted one year's leave of absence 

6. That M. G. Coleman be continued Effective. 

7. That L.. K. Armentrout be granted a Location at his own request. 

8. That L. G. Cummings be changed from Effective to Supernumerary 
Relation and that the Secretary of the Conference and his District Superin- 
tendent give notice that the Conference will take steps looking towards his 
location at the next session of the Conference. L. G. Adams is named as 
counsel for the church. 

9. That this committee has no jurisdiction in the case of A. L. Wood 
and S. C. Williams. 

10. That we ask the Bishop to appoint G. V. Metzel as Associate Pastor 
and T. L. Knotts as Assistant Pastor of Trinity Church, Urbana. 

11. That the Conference recognize the Orders of A. J. Henderson of 
the Methodist Church of Canada and that he be considered a local preacher. 

12. That F. J. Talbot be continued as a Supernumerary and the Secre- 



♦Classifled as others with recommendation that the Board of Stewards give 
the full amount as last year and that he furnish the evidence of disability before 
another year. 

tClassifled as others and the Secretary of the Conference is instructed to 
forward to him notice stating that the Conference will take action looking to his 
location at the next Conference session and that L. G. Adams be appointed counsel 
for the church, in his case. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 71 

tary of the Conference and his District Superintendent give notice that the 
Conference will take action looking towards location at its next session. L. G. 
Adams is named as counsel for the church. 

13. That in the case of C. F. Hager, his District Superintendent be 
requested to take action according to Paragraph 252, Section 1, and Para- 
grap 257, Section 2, of the Discipline. 

14. That C. L. Stokes be continued in the class of the third year and 
that he finish the studies of said year not later than the first day of the 
next confei'ence. In the event of his failure so to do, the Conference will 
take action looking towards his location. 

A. M. WELLS, Chairman. 
ROYAL. W. ENNIS, Secretary. 

.J 
DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

Resolved, that we commend the work of the Domestic Missionary Society 
and call the attention of the pastors to the fact that this fund is included 
in the Centenary, and that they are required to write into the statistics the 
full apportionment. 

Much confusion has been caused by the failure on the part of a number 
of the brethren to do this. 

Be it further resolved that we express our appreciation of the faithful- 
ness and accuracy of the treasurer of this Society, Brother Lee Matheny, of 
Springfield. 

Respectfully, 

JAS. C. BELL, Chairman. 
C, H. DAVIS, Secretary. 

EDUCATIONAL REPORT. 

The Committee on Education presents the following report: 
Wesley Foundation &i the University of Illinois. 

We rejoice in the completion and dedication, February 11-15, of the 
Social Center Building. This is the first unit of that group of buildings that 
before many years will speak in eloquent terms of Methodism determination 
to care for her children who gather at this great institution of learning. 
The new plant now houses the following student activities: Epworth League. 
Student Council, classes in Religious Education, Student Department of the 
Sunday School, socials and the offices of the staff. Since the dedication 
3462, from thirty-eight states and eight foreign countries, have signed the 
visitor's register. 

From dedication to the close of the school year 359 meetings were held 
in the building, with an aggregate attendance of 31,358. The Foundation is 
actually doing business, as the 982 student members of Trinity Church indi- 
cate, with an average of 334 at the Sunday evening Epworth League devo- 
tional meetings and with 52 who have signed for some kind of special Chris- 
tian life service. Scores, turned away repeatedly from the regular Sunday 
services, are a living announcement of the imperative need of the new 
church, which must be built at the earliest possible moment. Of course to 
"carry on" at the Wesley Foundation, equipment and endowment must soon 
be supplied. We have put our hands to the plow and will not look back. 

Illinois Woman's College. 

No one can visit this great institution without coming close to Dr. 
Harker, whose life and inspiration have made the school what it is. One 
must be impressed with the high scholastic standing of the school, the 
emphasis placed upon training for life service, the homelike and religious 
atmosphere that is everywhere in evidence; but above all by the farsight- 



72 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

edness of that tireless leader, as he unfolds visions and dreams of the bigger 
and better institution of the days to come; which, without doubt if realized 
to any considerable degree, will make this one of the outstanding schools 
of America. Marvelous as has been the achievement of the last few years 
and magnificent as is much of the present physical equipment, everywhere 
is apparent the urgent need of more adequate facilities. Our delight in the 
successfcl issue of every campaign, and especially that for a quarter of a 
million dollars concluded last June, should be excelled only by our eager- 
ness to help forward any necessary movements in the future until this 
worthy institution is placed upon a proper material basis. 

Illinois Wesleyan University. 

The usual commendatory statements that can be made of any good year 
in the activities of a worthy institution of recognized standing, could appro- 
priately be inserted here; but we will pass that feature to stress a few 
outstanding points which can be counted no less prophetic of the better 
days to come. The coming year bids fair to be the banner year in attend- 
ance. The fact that one student in every twelve is a candidate for the for- 
eign field and that one in seven has signed for distinctively Christian life 
service is an extraordinary indication of the religious tone of the school ana 
a harbinger of good things to come. Whatever may have been the misgiv- 
ings of any, all criticism must now be silenced by the simple utterance, 
"Bloomington and McLean County did it" The campaign to raise $660,000 
resulted in a total of almost $700,000 on June 30, and ended with such rous- 
ing enthusiasm as to mark the dawn of the long-expected new day for the 
Wesleyan. The letting of the contract, August 25. by the Board of Trustees, 
for the building of a modern gymnasium, adds more luster to this dawning 
day. With the completion of this magnificent new building, by June 1, 
1922, at the latest, and with the Buck library, in all probability, started before 
that time, the building campaign which is to adorn the greatly enlarged 
campus of the new Wesleyan will be well under way. Who will not be ready 
to add his bit and do his best for the future of this institution? 

Theological Schools. 

The need of an educated ministry grows more imperative with the pass- 
ing years. More and more the church must find its leaders in the men 
trained in solid theological discipline. We urge our young ministers to avail 
themselves of the opportunities offered by our theological institutions. 

The Board of Education. 

We record our appreciation of the interest of the Board of Education 
in the educational interests of the Conference. We note with appreciation 
the generous appropriation the Board of Education has made for the more 
thorough instruction of our young men in the Conference course of study. 
We especially appreciate the visit of Bishop W. F. Anderson and his inspir- 
ing address at the Educational Anniversary. We pledge our hearty co-oper- 
ation to the Board of Education in its plans for the promotion of the Chil- 
dren's Day Fund, the Educational Collection and the enlistment of our young 
people for life service. 

EVANGELISM. 

We are all agreed that the revival meeting has played a very large and 
important part in the upbuilding of the church. If we were to withdraw 
from the membership of the churches all those persons who have been won 
to the Christian life through the revival efforts, the remnant that remained 
would be small. The revival needs no defense. It both adds to the mem- 
bership of the church and deepens the spiritual life of the churches. How- 
ever, the revival method is about the only method that has been pressed 
systematically and zealously. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 73 

Christ's Personal Method. 

The outstanding method of Christ was the personal approach. He sin- 
gled out James and John, Philip, Nicodemus, Mary Zaccheus and many 
others. Jesus taught his disciples to do the same kind of work. In the mind 
of Christ this type of work was not to be confined to the pastors and evan- 
gelists, but was to be undertaken by all who became his disciples. We must 
enter into serious training of the laymen in the business of soul-winning. 

The "Win One — Stand By" Program. 

Because of the potency of this method of Christ and because this plan 
is the one adopted by the leaders of our church, we present for the program 
of all our churches the "Win One — Stand By" program. We believe the 
plan will accomplish the following: 

1. It will assure not only the winning but also the Christian develop- 
ment of all persons won. 

2. It will secure the development of the membership of the church. 

3. It will affect the minister in his preaching. 

4. It will reach men never won by revival methods. 

Methods. 

1. The Sunday school, by teachers and classes, should be organized and 
urged to win the children. 

2. The Epworth League and Young People's organizations should work, 
using the Epworth League Evangelization progi-am, to win the young people. 

3. The Official Board should canvass personally and intensively to win 
the adults. 

4. Constituency lists should be assembled in each group and copies 
given to the pastor. 

5. The "Win One — Stand By" special program should culminate in an 
Easter ingathering and should head up in the Easter services. 

Family Worship. 

The revival of family worship in the home is essential to the spiritual 
life of the children and should be encouraged by every pastor. 

Special Revival Meetings. 

We believe a revival meeting should be held in every church in the 
Conference some time during the year. 

E. K. TOWLB, Chairman. 
ERNEST J. CAMPBELL, Secretary. 

HOSPITALS AND PHILANTHROPIES. 

Forasmuch as Chaddock Boys' School at Quincy, Cunningham Chil- 
drens' Home at Urbana, the Baby Fold at Normal, Mattoon Memorial Hos- 
pital at Mattoon and Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, and other such 
institutions, are glad to avail themselves of the voluntary contributions from 
the churches, of cash and supplies; therefore, be it 

Resolved. That it is the sense of this Conference that these contribu- 
tions of cash and supplies shall be liberal, inasmuch as it is for the ad- 
vancement of the Kingdom of Christ among men. And furthermore, be it 

Resolved, That the churches open their doors gladly to their representa- 
tives and hearken to their appeal. 

T. B. WRIGHT, Chairman. 
D. H. HARTLEY, Secretary. 



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STATE OF COUNTRY. 

1. We thank Almighty God that we have lived to see the day of vic- 
tory, when the liquoi- traffic stands convicted by every tribunal and is now 
an outlaw in the land. Nevertheless, "eternal vigilance" is still the price of 
liberty. Many a battle has been lost after it was won. The weapons of our 
warfare must not, in the day of victory, be dropped from our hands. The 
liquor interests are alert and active. We therefore emphasize the impera- 
tive necessity for renewed activity and constant vigilance on the part of 
the friends of prohibition in state and nation in order to resist the effoi'ts of 
the liquor interests to defeat prohibition either through the repeal of our 
prohibition laws or through the nullification by lax enforcement. 

2. We recognize the power and influence of the motion picture upon the 
life and thought of the people and we earnestly protest against its use for 
poisoning the public mind by a fascinating display of crime and licentiousness. 

3. We deplore the effort of certain lawless and unchristian elements of 
our population to break down the sanctity of the Christian Sabbath by un- 
necessary work or business. We will resist with all the power at our com- 
mand the forces that would destroy a fundamental part of our birthright liy 
turning our Amei-ican Christian Sababth into a day of business, dissipation, 
and commercialized recreation. We urge hearty support of legislation that 
would check the fearful scourge of prize fighting and gambling which to an 
increasing degree is afflicting the country. 

4. We believe that the present unrest is largely due to the disorgani- 
zation of the American home. Modern living conditions incline to disrupt 
the home unit. The stability of the home must precede any stability that 
will come to the nation. The home is the strongest bulwark of the nation. 
We therefore urge that every Christian home erect a family altar and 
assume the first responsibility for the training of the rising generation. 

■ 5. We believe that the present spirit of depression in our nation com- 
mands serious consideration by the church. Problems of unemployment 
and of finance are acute. There has developed a dangerous spirit of sus- 
picion between the different elements of our nation. Leading writers and 
thinkers in the commercial and business world have declared the need in 
our nation of a revival of the religious life of the people. As an Illinois 
Conference we recognize our task. We accept that challenge. We believe 
the spirit of Jesus Christ in the lives of the people is the solution. Ther<^- 
fore we go forth to the coming year with a firm faith in the s;uidance and 
wisdom of Almighty God. We believe it is an opportunity to build firmly 
the foundations for future advancement. We face the problems of the day 
with an optimistic outlook. We take a firm grip upon our problems, and 
face our duties and privileges with a realization that the Church of our 
Lord Jesus Christ must be the torch bearer of the World. 

6. We view with concern the powers that would thwart our program of 
education in Italy. We pledge our support to the educational program of our 
Church at Rome. 

7. We believe that War is a cui-se upon the life of humanity. As long as 
the spirit of hate has the opportunity to express itself in the use of arms we 
face world wars. Therefore, we look with joy upon the move taken by the 
President of our Country to bring together the great nations of the world 
upon the question of disarmament. As an Illinois Conference we pledge our- 
selves in favor of the Disarmament Congress in Washington, D. C, on Nov. 
11th, and urge that the spirit of brotherhood and of Jesus Christ be the spirit 
of our National Representation in that Conference. 

In pursuance of our desire to meet the needs of the present crisis, be it 
resolved, that at each Public Service, Prayer be offered to Almighty God 
asking that His divine wisdom and guidance be imparted to the men gruid- 



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ing the destinies^ of the world. Furthermore, be it resolveld that our Confer- 
ence set aside the day of Nov. 11, 1921, as a time when each Church shall 
call its people to Prayer and Fasting. 

WILBERT DOWSON, Chairman. 

T. B. LUGG, Secretary. 

SUNDAY SCHOOLS AND EPWORTH LEAGUE 

1. We greatlj^ rejoice in the triumphant Advance along all lines of Sun- 
day School work. 

We declare our unqualified endorsement of the Comprehensive program 
of our Board of Sunday Scliools ar|^ wish particularly to commend the new 
emphasis on Week-day Regilious Education and the returning summons to 
Daily worship in the home. 

2. There has never been a greater need and field for the Epworth 
League than today. We simply must provide an opportunity, for self-discov- 
ery, to all our Methodist youth. As yet the Epworth League is alone in its 
particular field. 

3. We recommend the continuance of the Conference organization of 
the Epworth League consisting of the President, Secretary and the several 
District presidents. , 

We nominate for President C. R. Booth — for Secretary Howard Leach. 

4. We register our enviable pride in the success and noble service so 
far attained in our Conference Epworth League Institute. At Shelby ville, this 
year there were two hundred and three paid registrations, witli scores of 
visitors. Fourteen young people made life service decisions for specific forms 
of Christian work while sixty-one others made a dedication of their life to 
serve Christ wherever He shoud call. We enthusiastically pledge our support 
for next year at Shelbyville, July 18, 26th. 

5. We nominate the following as the Institute Commission for the year: 

E. G. Sandmeyer, Pres.; C. R. Booth, Dean; E. V. Young, H. G. Beck. J. 
D. Butler, Howard Leach, D. V. Gowdy. 

JOHN D. KRUWEL, Chairman. 
C. E. PETTIT, Secretary. 

TRUSTEES— CONFERENCE BOARD. 

The Board of Conference Trustees met September 9, 1921, in the Centen- 
ary Methodist Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, Illinois. 

Those present were: W. A. Smith, in the Chair, S. H. Whitlock, H. C. 
Gibbs, F. E. Madden, R. F. McDaniel. 

A report of the sale of the Glenarm Methodist Church, authorized by 
the Quarterly Conference of the Bellflower Charge, was presented by Thos. 
D. Irish, Chairman of its Board of trustees, with a check for $175.00 received 
from such sale, according to the provision of the Discipline. (See report). 

H. C. Gibbs, Treasurer of our Board, made his report. (See report). 

$1300 was ordered for the Board of Conference Stewards, and $45.00 to 
the St. Louis German Conference, account church at Boody, Illinois. 

F. A, McCarty was chosen to preach the Strawbridge sermon next year, 
with G. W. Flagge as alternate. 

On motion the Board adjourned to meet at the call of the chair. 

W. A. SMITH, Chairman. 
F. B. MADDEN, Secretary. 



76 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

(C.) SPECIAL COMMITTEES AND RESOLUTIONS 

CLASSIFICATION OF RETIRED MINISTERS 

WHEREAS, The last General Conference clearly defined the conditions 
upon which members of the Conference may retire and at the same time en- 
joy the benefits of the Annuity Funds of the Church, 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Committee on Conference Relations be in- 
structed to keep an accurate record of the grounds upon which this relation 
is granted; that all claimants now upon the rolls of the Conference be re- 
quired to give evidence of their rights to share in the Annuity Funds of the 
church by securing from the Committee on Conference Relations a certificate 
showing that their claims have been established. 

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED That the treasurer of the Board of Stewards be 
instructed not to pay any claim until the certificate granted by the Committee 
on Conference Relations ha.s been filed with the Secretary of the Board of 
Stewards. 

The minutes of the Annual Conference indicate that the following Re- 
tired Ministers have rendered 40 years or more of service. J. E. Artz, J. B. 
Colwell, W. F. Gilmore, J. A. Kumler, C. P. Masden, C. F. McKown, J. R. 
Reasoner, W. N. Rutledge, E. M. Smith, W. A. Smth, H. C. Turner, L. F. 
Walden, W. H. Webster, Chas. Wehrman, S. H. Whitlock. 

RESOLVED, That the Committee on Conference Relations be instructed 
to issue ceritficates to the foregoing. 

The Records of the Secretary of the Board of Stewards show that the 
following named Retired Ministers were 65 years of age or more at the time 
of retiement: M. F. Ault, Abner Clark, J. L. B. Ellis, J. C. Enninger, Stephen 
Goldsmith, J. M. Goodspeed, C. P. Hard, Jasper Miller, A. D. Moon, W. H. 
Musgrove, M. B. McFadden, W. E. Rose, 

RESOLVED, That the Committee on Conference Relations be instructed 
to issue certificates to the foregoing. 

Years Disallowed. 

(a) WHEREAS, It is our deliberate and candid judgment, that every 
year, for which annu:ty is paid by the Methodist Episcopal Church, should 
represent a year of actual full-time service for the Methodist Episcopal 
church, rather than representing a ye-ctr of effective relation to the annual 
Conference. 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the claims of a'll members for years of service 
rendered when little or no actual service was rendered be presented by the 
Board of Stewards to the Annual Conference with the recommendation that 
the claims for such years of service be disallowed on the grounds of justice 
to those who have done faithful work. 

(b) RESOLVED, That the claims of all members of the Conference upon 
the Annuity Funds of the Chui-ch for service rendered outside of the regular- 
ly constituted organizations of the Methodist Episcopal Church, be presented 
to the Annual Conference by the Board of Stewards, with the recommenda- 
tion that the claims for these years of sei'vice be disallowed for the Conference 
year 1921-22 on the grounds of expediency. 

(c) Since the margin between the estimated income and the cla:'ms is 
so small, 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board of Stewards be requested to re- 
commend that all Annuity claims for service beyond 40 years be disallowed 
on the grounds of expediency. 

Pastors Engaged in Secular Pursuits. 

BE IT RESOLVED, That the District Superintendents be requested to 
report to the Committee on Confei-ence Relations all members of the Con- 
ference who are engaged in business to such an extent that only a part of 



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their time is devoted to the Church. This committee is hereby directed to 
recommend to tliis conference tlie relation which such members shall sus- 
tain to the Conference. 

Men Seeking Appointment to Institutions not under the Direct Control 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

RESOLVED, That the case of all members of this Conference -who are 
rendering- service or seeking appointment to I'ender service to organizations 
and institutions, nof^under the direction and control of the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church, and to whose appointments paragraph 208, sections 1, 2 and 
3 of the Discipline do not apply, shall be referred to the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations, in accord with Conference Rule 23, and this Committee 
is hereby directed, after giving due consideration to each case, to recommend 
to this Conference the relation that members now filLng such positions with- 
out the Church, ought to continue to sustain to this Conference. 

Special Resolutions. 

For the sake of greater accuracy of the records, and for the protection 
of the Conference and our people, resolved: 

1st. That all members of the Conference be required to file with the 
Secretary of the Conference who shall transmit the same to the Secretary of 
Board of Stewards, a complete pastoral record of all items which may affect 
the annuity rights of the present or future claimants. And that no claim 
shall be allowed until such record has been filed and appi'oved by the Com- 
mittee on Conference Relations. 

2nd. All ministers who are received into the Conference, whether from 
probation or by transfer, or, in any other way, shall be required to file a 
similar record with the Secretary of the Conference for approval and print- 
ing. A similar record shall be filed covering the years of service of ministers' 
wives. 

3rd. When a minister is transferred out of the Conference, the Secre- 
tary of the Conference shall forward to the Secretary of the Conference to 
which the Brother has been transferred his complete record, and also that 
of his wife. 

4th. A claimant on the funds of the Annual Conference may draw his 
first quarterly benefits at the session of the Conference at which he or she 
may become a claimant. But such prospective claimant must first file a claim 
with the Secretary of the Board of Stewards not later than August 1st, pre- 
ceding the Annual Conference session, by the action of which he expects to 
become a claimant. 

5th. That with every member of the Illinois Conference it is a matter of 
good faith that he become an active member of, and pay his annual dues to 
the Preachers' Aid Society in the benefit of whose funds he is sure to 
share. That eveiT candidate for admission into membership of the Illinois 
Conference before he is admitted into the Conference shall pledge himself 
to become a member of and pay his annual dues to The Preachers' Aid So- 
ciety. 

6th. That every member of the Conference appointed to service other 
than that of Pastor or District Superintendent, shall file with the Statistical 
Secretary of the Conference the name of the position held and the amount of 
salary or income received, and the Statistical Secretary is hereby instructed 
to include these reports in the statistics of the Conference. 

7th. That the Board of Stewards be instructed to prepare suitable blanks 
upon which to report a correct pastoral record bearing upon Annuity claim 
and those dependent upon him. 

Miscellaneous Recommendations. 

That all who handle Conference Claimants' Funds should furnish bonds, 
in such amount as the Conference may decide. 



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That the Board of Stewards reduce the number of columns in their an- 
nual reports, and thus simplify them as much as possible. 

That the Conference year for the Board of Stewards begin September 
1st, and end August 31st, and that the accounts of the treasurer of the Board 
of Stewards be audited annually. 

That the income on invested funds remain in the hands of the treasurer 
of The Preachers' Aid Society, until the treasurer of the Board of Stewards 
shall need the same in order to meet the claims due fr(jjn quarter to quarter, 
and that upon the request of the treasurer of the Board of Stewards, the 
treasurer of The Preachers' Aid Society shall remit to the treasurer of the 
Board of Stewards in the amount apportioned for the coming year. 

That for the conference year 1921-22 each pastoral charge be apportioned 
an amount equal to 10% of the pastor's cash claim for the Conference 
Claimants of the Illinois Annual Conference. 

COMMISSION OF TWENTY-ONE. 

Your committee appointed at the last session of Conference to consider 
with a like commission from the Central Illinois Conference the question of 
boundaries and related interests submits the following report: 

After a full discussion and careful deliberation by each conference 
commission, first separately and afterward in joint session, of all the ques- 
tions and interests involved it was agreed: 

1. That it is the sense of this joint commission that the sentiment of 
both the Illinois and the Central Illinois Conferences is such as not to favor 
union at tliis time, -but that there are certain related interests which might 
be worked out in a co-operative way to the mutual interest and profit of 
both conferences. 

2. That it is the judgment of this joint commission that the proposed 
intensive campaign for the educational institutions of the conferences should 
be a united campaign, and that plans satisfactory to all institutions involved 
should be formulated. 

3. That the work of the Post Graduate Association of the two conferen- 
ces should be fully endorsed and the work of the association continued. 

4. That this joint commission be continued for the consideration of 
any questions of mutual interest to the two conferences that might arise. 

W. D. FAIRCHILD, Chairman. 
CHARLES M. DUNCAN, Secretary. 

COURTESIES. 

Whereas the ninety-eighth session of the Illinois Conference and the 
one-hundredth anniversary of Methodism in the city of Jacksonville coin- 
cide and have peiTnitted us of the Illinois Conference to enjoy Jacksonville's 
civic welcome and wai-m-hearted hospitality in home and in automobile, 
the commodious facilities of Centenary and of the co-operating Methodist 
churches aided by the genial fraternalism of the assisting denominations and 
of the Illinois Woman's College, the convenient resources of Odd Fellows' 
Hall supplemented by the adding machines and the unique messenger service 
of the Ayres' National Bank, the ample space and superior news sei'vice af- 
forded by the JOURNAL and the COURIER, the stirring musical leadership 
of song directors Phillips and Betcher together with the special selections 
others have rendered, the inspirational addresses of Bishops Anderson Mc- 
Dowell and Thirkield, the prophetic appeal and efficient administration of 
our honored President Bishop Nicholson — therefore, we tender our gi-ateful 
thanks to our Heavenly Father and our sincere appreciation to His good 
people in Jacksonville. 

ARTHUR A. HEINLEIN, President. 
* W. E. KEEINAN, Secretary. 



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PAYMENT OF DEBTS. 

Whereas the general rules of the Church provide that any member desir- 
ing to remain in our fellowship shall not be guilty of "borrowing without a 
probability of paying; or taking up goods without a probability of paying 
for them" and 

Whereas every minister on coming into our ministi'y is required to 
certify that he is not in debt so as to embarass him in the work of the min- 
istry; and 

Whereas any failure on the part of our ministers to observe the above 
rules brings great embarassment to the Church and detriment to the cause 
of Christ, be it 

Resolved that it is the sense of the Illinois Conference that every minis- 
ter should live within his means regardless of his salary, and that we call 
upon our District Superintendents to call upon the ministers within the 
bounds of their districts to observe these rules, and that infractions of them 
shall be dealt with according to the Discipline. 

Signed, 

LEWIS GRANT ADAMS, 

Attorney for the Church. 

PUBLICATION OF THE MINUTES. 

Your committee reports that a contract has been let to the Illinois State 
Register Printing Company, to publish 5,000 copies of the Conference Min- 
utes, of 224 pages each, at a cost of $1,192.50 including postage. 

Your committee now recommends that each pastor. District Superintend- 
ent, and preacher in detached service, be required to pay into the Minute 
Fund, an amount equal to one-fifth of one percent of his cash salary, to de- 
fray the cost of this publication, and that this quota be paid before the 
close of the present Conference session. That the Minutes be distributed 
as nearly as possible, pro rata on the basis of the amount paid to this fund. 

Your committee also recommends that the Secretary of the Conference 
be elected the Editor of the Minutes, and that he also furnish the publisher 
of the Minutes a mailing list and a quota of the Minutes to be sent to each 
preacher, and that the pastor of the Douglas Avenue M. E. Church of Spring- 
field, Illinois, be elected Treasurer of the Minute Fund and appointed chair- 
man of the Minute Committee. That he shall pay all bills when properly 
countersigned by the editor and shall be required to publish in the Minutes 
a full report of the cost of the publication, the amount of money received and 
the names of those who have failed to pay their quota to the Minute Fund. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. GIBBS, 
A. M. WELLS, 
T. N. EWING, 

Report of Publisher. 

The last sixteen issues of the Minutes of the Illinois Annual Conference 
have been published by me without loss to the Conference and without finan- 
cial embarrassment to the publisher. 

I regret very much that it was impossible for me to get a better grade 
of paper for the last two issues of the Minutes, because of the shortage of 
production. I stand i-eady to be of service to the present publishers in every 
way possible. 

T herewith submit my financial report: 

RECEIPTS. 

From sale of Minutes $1008.50 

From Advertising 187.00 

Total receipts $1195.50 



ILLINOIS AI^NUAL CONFERENCE 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

To Illinois State Register 916.00 

For incidental expense 279.50 

Total Disbursements $1195.50 $1195.50 

T. B. WRIGHT. 

SCHOOL FOR UNDER-GRADUATES. 

Whereas it is highly des'i-able that a School be held for the benefit of 
the Under-graduates of the Conference, and 

Whereas it is the recommendation of our Commission on the Conference 
Course of Study that such a School be held if possible. 

Therefore be it resolved: 

1. That the Illinois Conference authorize such a School and appoint a 
Committee of three to cooperate with a Similar Committee from the Central 
Illinois Conference to provide such School. 

2. That the Central Illinois Conference be asked to unite with us in said 
enterprise. 

3. That the location, time, expense, course of study, lectures, etc., be 
arranged for by said joint Committee. 

4. That each under-graduate in the Conference Course be required to 
attend said Schools, unless excused by the Chairman of his Board of Ex- 
aminers. 

5. That no under-graduate be permitted to take any examination at 
the time of the School unless his written work on that subject shall have 
been sent in prior to the time of the School. 

6. That each District of the two Conferences be requested to contribute 
a maximum sum of $50 to defray the expenses of said School, and that each 
District Superintendent be asked to present this matter through the Quarter- 
ly Conferences. 

SALE OF CHURCHES. 

On motion of the District Superintendents the Confeience authorized the 
sale of the following churches and parsonage property and the proceeds ap- 
plied in each case. 

Bloomington District: The Boynton Church on the Hopedale charge was 
authorized sold and the proceeds applied on the charge for improvements. 

Champaign- Danville District: The Bethel chuxch on the CatUn charge 
was authorized sold last year and the District Superintendent reports that 
it has been sold. 

The interest in one parsonage property on this District was sold for $2300 
and the proceeds used to purchase a new parsonage property. 

Quincy District: Chili church on the Bowen charge was sold and the 
proceeds are being used at the Bowen church. 

The Seaborne church on the Payson charge was authorized sold, and 
the proceeds to be used on the Payson charge. 

The Wike Chapel on the New Canton charge was authorized sold and the 
proceeds are to be used on the New Canton charge. 

Oakland Center on the Rushv.'lle Circuit was authorized sold and the 
proceeds are to be used for a parsonage on the Rushville Circuit. 

The Time church on the Milton charge was authorized sold and the pro- 
ceeds to be used as authorized by the Conference of 1922. 

Springfield District: The Center Grove church on the Nokomis charge 
was authorized sold and the proceeds to be used at Coalton on the Nokomis 
charge. 

The Pleasant Valley church on the Mt. Pulaski charge was sold for the 



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net sum of $392.40 and the same applied to the church and parsonage property 
on the same charge. 

The Mt. Zion church in Clear Lake Township on the Springfield Dis- 
trict was sold for the sum of $1.00 to the Trustees of the New Wesley Church, 
Springfield. | 

Mattoon District: The Blue Mound church on the Grandview charge was 
authorized sold and the proceeds used on the charge. 

The District Superintendent reported the sale of the Plymouth church on 
the West Union charge and asked the privilege to use the proceeds on the 
charge. The request was granted. 

TEN YEAR PROGRAM. 

The committee was appointed as a result of a message brought to the 
Conference last year in a statesmanlike paper from the Cabinet. This paper 
we have endeavored to make a basis of our work during the year. In 
that paper we read: "It is the conviction of many that the time has come 
for the Illinois Conference to lay out a program which will be in keeping 
with the needs of the day, and the resources of men and money of a great 
Church. In this program each must recognize the needs of the other, jyid 
it must be large enough to measure against the great needs and look:ng fairly 
forward to a decade as a minimum." 

At the first meeting of your committee last October it became evident 
that to build a program that looked to a decade for accomplishment; that 
would demand the attention of a membership that is nearing the one hundred 
thousand mark; that would command the mutual co-operation of every 
interest involved; would require that in the shaping of that program every 
interest should be gotten around the same table. 

Your committee decided therefore that we should invite to the next 
meeting of the committee all who could have in any way a personal interest 
in the formation of such a program, which as we understood it would include 
the District Superintendents, the heads of the Boards of Conference Claim- 
ants, Preachers' Aid Society, Domestic Missions, Laymen's Association E. L. 
and S. S., Missionai-y Societies etc. We also had the privilege of having on 
the committee Rev. J. W. Van Cleve representing the Area Office, and W. J. 
Davidson representing the Life Service department of the Church. By your 
action you had also referred to this committee the planning for the obser- 
vance of the Centennial of the Illinois Conference. 

Mak'ng the paper of last year a basis for our work we arranged for 
six sub-committees as follows: 

1. Organization of the Conference. 

2. Centennial of the Illinois Conference. 

3. Training and Leadership and Recruiting of the Ministry. 

4. Surveys and Pi-ograms. 

5. Conservation and Advance and Evangelism. 

6. Institutions, Boards, and Socfeties. 

The general committee was organized by electing Bishop Thos. Nicholson 
Chairman, I. B. Blackstock vice-chairman and Arthur S. Chapman, secretary. 
Two meetings of this general committee were held, the April meeting being 
attended by 27 members and the August meeting by 23. 

Tour committee is compelled to report that our work is not yet completed, 
but that we found it advisable to divide the work into units, the first to be 
built around the Centennial of the Conference, and we recommend the con- 
tinuation of the committee that it may complete its work and report at an- 
other session of the Conference. 

A. — Organization. 

This committee which has for its puropse the redistricting of the Confer- 



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ence has not had time to study all matters involved and hence is not ready 
to report. 

B. — Centennial of the Illinois Conference. 

As we approach the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of this 
Conference our hearts thrill with pride at the achievements of our Church 
in this portion of the Mississippi Valley, and we can but admire those men 
who, in the spirit of devotion and heroism, laid the foundation for mighty 
accomplishment. We have all heard Bishop McDowell quote: "We are in- 
ferior to our fathers if we are not superior to them," but as we look back 
to these fathers of ours in the Gospel, who came to this state with the 
pioneers, shared with them their hardships and dangers and poverty and 
left a mighty achievement in the name of the Lord, we can but pray that 
a portion of their spirit may rest upon us that we may be worthy successors 
of them. 

At the founding of this Conference in 1824 it consisted of the states 
of Illinois and Indiana and all the territory north and west. Within the 
bounds of that great territory we had thirty-two ministers and a member- 
ship of 3,732. From that territory there has been carved twenty-two Con- 
ferences that have 4,234 ministers and a membei'ship of 917,201, while in 
the state of Illinois alone we have 1,257 ministers and a membership of 
314,05'o. Surely the men who planned for such achievement were men of 
vision and zeal and self sacrifice. We have been thrilled by the stories of 
Cartwright and Jesse Walker, and Buck and Prentice and Akers and scores 
of others, who traveled the forests before the trails were blazed; who crossed 
the streams before the bridges were built; who mingled with rough and 
vulgar men; who partook of the coarse and scanty fare of those pioneers 
that they might tell of the Lamb of God that takes away men's sins; that 
they might preach great revivals of religions; that they might conduct 
camp meetings; that they might cry out against human slavery and intoxi- 
cating liquor; that they might lay the foundations for colleges; that thoy 
might help to build "in righteuosness" the seven commonwealths that have 
been carved from that territory that composed the original Illinois Con- 
ference. I say that the stories of these men as they have been told us by 
men who knew them in the flesh have thrilled us, but surely we would be 
unjust to our children and our children's children if we did not in some 
way gather together these stories of heroism and self-sacrifice and devotion 
and transmit them in such a manner that they will instruct and inspire those 
who come after us as they have us. 

We recommend, therefore, that a history of the first one hundred years 
of the Conference be written by some person or some group that is able to 
make the past live in the present, and that the subcommittee on the Cen- 
tennial of the Illinois Conference be continued and enlarged, as occasion may 
require, for the writing and publishing and sale of such a history. 

But a history of these hundred years should appeal to the imaginations 
of our membership and constituency and we recommend that the same com- 
mittee arrange for a pageant that may be presented to our local churches 
and the Conference session of 1924. 

Thirty-five years ago the Historical Society was organized and for more 
than twenty -five years made large contribution to keeping alive an interest 
within the Conference in matters historic. It also secured the nucleus of a 
working library and has in its possession valuable historic documents. Of 
late years the society has ceased to meet, most of its officers are dead, and 
as an organization it has ceased to function. We desire to recommend that 
the society be i-eorganized by electing E. G. Sandmeyer, president, the Dis- 
tinct Superintendents, vice presidents; C. F, Junival, recording secretarj'; 
Arthur S. Chapman, corresponding secretary; R. W. Ennis treasurer, and 
C. S. Boyd, librarian; and it is further recommended that the officers other 
than the vice presidents be a committee to recommend revisions in the con- 
stitutions and by-laws and to arrange for anniversaries In 1922 and 1923 



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and that the session of 1924 be given over largely to an observance of 'he 
Centennial of the Conference. 

(C) Surveys and Programs. 

^ince the Centenary there has come upon the church as a whole a sense 
of obligation which is shared by the Illinois Conference, to thoroughly know 
our communities if we are to properly serve them. The last census haw 
revealed some striking changes in population, the migration from the countr\' 
to town and from the small town to the city being more rapid today than 
at any time in the history of our commonwealth. Before we can prescribe 
for this situation we must understand it. We must also know from what 
other sources our urban growth is being derived. Certain churches in the 
country and small town must be abandoned and sold, but statesmanship 
will inquire which must be abandoned and sold and which must be moved 
to other centers and which must be maintained at any cost. 

The subcommittee on surveys has arranged with the Home Missions 
Board to assist in making a complete survey of the rural section of our 
Conference early in the Conference year, and it is to be hoped that when 
the work is completed we shall have such complete and accurate in- 
formation that we shall be able to properly serve our communities. We 
recommend that the Cabinet appoint a committee of seven to have general 
supervision of this matter. 

(D) Training and Leadership and Recruiting the Ministry, 

The history of the world is the history of its leaders. No great move- 
ment, whether political, social or moral; no great institution, whether founded 
for financial gain, intellectual development, or spiritual profit; no great bat- 
tle fought, no great cause supported, no great victory achieved, a record of 
which is made apart from the few men known as leaders. It is for this 
reason that Emerson says: "An institution is the lengthened shadow of one 
man; and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few 
stout and earnest persons." The church, therefore, as an institution, must 
ever be on the alert to recruit its leadership. No comprehensive ten-year 
program would be complete without making plans to meet this need. The 
importance of this matter may be ascertained by a hasty survey of this 
Conference. 

Last year we lost from the active ranks of the Conference by death, 
transferral and location thirty-six men. We received by admission on trial 
and transfer sixteen men, which gives us a shortage of twenty in one year. 
In addition, sixty-two charges were left to be supplied. So that to supply 
with effctive ministers our own Conference we must have, during the ten- 
year period, at least twenty recruits a year. A similar shortage exists in 
regard to recruits for the Home and Foreign field. 

How shall we do it? 

(a) We recommend that every pastor and local chuich get this matter 
upon their hearts and endeavor to secure from the young people of the com- 
munity, from the Epworth League, the Sunday School, definite life service 
decisions. That this may be more propeilj- done we recommend the setting 
aside at least one Sunday in the yt\'^ir, preferably "presentation Sunday," 
which falls on the first Sunday in February, when the direct and definite 
decisions for special service shall be made, and when made, that the volun- 
teers be directed to such places of training as will furnish them equipment 
that will enable them to take large place in the leadership of the church. 

(b) We would call the attention of our colleges to the special oppor- 
tunity that is theirs and urge them to hold at least one Life Work Confer- 
ence in each institution each year under the supervision of the most pro- 
ficient and consecrated leadership that can be found. The Women's Mis- 
sionai-y Societies have a special opportunity to carry this matter to the 
homes of our church. The fact that at a recent Missionary Conference held 



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In Evanston it was revealed that 30 per cent of our missionaries go to the 
field without their parents' consent reveals the necessity of work within 
our homes. 

(c) One of the most hopeful agencies for this propaganda is the Ep- 
worth League Institute. Ninety of these were held during the past summer in 
various parts of the country. In this Conference we have a good beginning, 
the one held this year at Shelbyville having an enrollment of 203 with fourteen 
life decisions. An enthusiasm should be enkindled in all our churches that 
would get back of this institution every minister and laymen among us. 

Conservation and Advance and Evangelism. 

The Methodist Episcopal Church is a connectional body and as such 
we look to our leaders to chart the seas and discover harbors. We are 
spiritual descendants of Him who said: "The world is my parish"; while 
we are spiritually akin to him who said: "Anywhere, so it be forward." For 
a hundred years some of our people were always working diligently to keep 
our church headed toward progress in world evangelism. But at the end 
of that hundred years the church as a whole caught a new vision and we 
attempted to do what we had never done before, accomplishing more than 
some denominations have ever attempted, but failing to reach in per capita 
giving what some denominations have long maintained as their annual 
achievement. 

Whatever tlie Centenary gave us of vision or method we desire to con- 
serve, but as for advancement, we desire to make "the goal of yesterday 
the starting point for today." Surely our prayers will daily go to the Cap- 
tain of our Salvation that we shall never fall from the plane we reached 
during this campaign. But we will fall unless we advance. The Board of 
Benevolence is maturing plans upon which we wait, pledging our leaders 
of the church that we are ready to undertake new tasks in the name of 
the Lord. 

In our book of Discipline under Instructions for Ministers we read: 
"You have nothing to do but save souls." Such a statement, to the busy 
pastor of today, sounds as mockery unless we are able to give a new inter- 
pretation to our pastoral and church work, and a new interpretation also 
to the meaning of salvation. If we are to save souls we must ask the ques- 
tion, from what to what? The old reply would have been from hell to come 
to Heaven when we die. But in the light of our tasks in the church today 
which are given over to getting men to recognize and obey the will of God 
as an ethical power in all their affairs, individual, social, financial, political, 
national and international, we must say we are trying to save men from 
the sin of idleness and waste and selfishness, to a life of activity and service 
and self-sacrifice for the things for which Jesus Christ toiled and served and 
died. 

This calls upon us to emphasize evangelism, not only as a name-getting 
program, but a heart-winning process; winning hearts to assist in carrying 
on the work of redemption, not only of a few individuals, but rather of a 
world society, from sin to righteous living, that God's will may be done on 
earth as it is in Heaven. 

Our work is only just begun, therefore, when we enroll men's names 
among us, and must be continued until they are istructed in rghteousness 
and are moved to seek intelligent expression through some of the numerous 
agencies of the church. We recommend, therefore, that at least four mon'hs 
on the stations, that period being from January 1 to Easter Sunday, be de- 
voted to winning men to Jesus Christ and teaching them where and how 
they may best serve in His name. We deem it advisable to make the few 
weeks before Easter the climax of our soul -winning endeavor, and that spe- 
cial preparation be made on the part of the pastor, teachers and parents 
for decision day in the Sunday schools, and that after our children and 
youth have made their decision for the Master that they be given adequate 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH S5 

training in the meaning and duties of church membership before being 
received into the church in full connection. 

As a means of instruction and evangelism among our children and youth 
we desire to commend the Vacation Bible School, urging that in all the forms 
of instruction in the church that salvation carries with it demands for stew- 
ardship and life service. 

The First Century of our Conference was begun by revival fires being 
built in every charge. We recommend that the closing year of the century 
be reserved for the purpose of rekindling these fires and that by prayer and 
instruction and self-sacrifice we may make the closing year of the century 
the greatest in soul saving achievement the Illinois Conference has ever 
known. 

(F) Institutions, Boards and Societies. 

Again quoting from the message of the Cabinet of last year: "There is 
no more vital question than the attitude we assume toward our Conference 
institutions. In these we are rich. But too many have regarded them as 
burdens to be borne rather than agencies through which we may serve the 
world in a way impossible to other Conferences." 

And how we have served the world through these institutions. It was 
one of these institutions, the Illinois Wesleyan, that gave us that mighty 
man of God, Bishop Hartzel, who gave his life to carrying the Light to the 
Dark Continent, and there made the desert literally bloom and blossom as 
the rose. And from that same institution came Denning and Campbell and 
Edna Brewer and Nelle Beggs, all of whom take large places in missionary 
endeavor, while the home church has been the constant debtor on account 
of the ministers and teachers and business men that have been passing 
through these halls. 

And the Woman's College has been serving the world, not only through 
the sweet Christian womanhood that has been coming back to our commu- 
nities as teachers and home makers and community helpers, but in the 
lives of those, like Mary Melton, who gave her life to Christianize Japan 
and now lies buried in the land that she loved; and Kate Blackburn who for 
twenty-five years has labored in Bulgaria, and Mary Bradford and others 
who received here their equipment for Life Service. 

Chaddock is no longer a college, but in the short time it served in that 
capacity it touched the lives of Davidson and Baker and Byrns and English 
and scores of others, and it remains among us today in a new capacity to 
render service for the church to the young life that gathers there. 

Wesley Foundation is in a unique position to serve. If we expect much 
of the church of the future we must hold the student life of today. And 
this is the service being rendered by the Wesley Foundation. Have you 
thought what it means to have one thousand students listen every Sunday 
to a thoughtful Gospel message? And this is beside the service rendered 
through the new social service building, a portion of which has been set 
aside as an "International Room" for the exclusive use of the thirty-two 
nationalities gathered there. And these students are g'oing back home in a 
new sense missionaries. It was after observing the work of one of these 
students back home that moved Bishop Bashford to say: "Some of these 
Chinese students, returning home thorough Christians to work among their 
fellows, are equivalent to one hundred foreign missionaries." 

Hedding College history is not so well known to us, but suffice it to 
say that it was this institution that trained Frank Wilson of India, of whom 
Bishop Robinson is reported to have said: "He has baptized more people 
than any one man since the day of Pentecost." 

The services of these institutions are not in the past, but are continu- 
ing to this hour. But we can not help but raise the query, What would 
they not have accomplished had they been adequately equipped and en- 



86 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

dowed that they might have rendered full service? At the close of this 
first century of Methodist achievement in Central Illinois we stand at the 
parting of the way. Either we will equip and endow these institutions that 
they may render the fullest Christian service of which they are capable, 
or we will leave them to enter the new century neglected, unattractive, 
apologetic, halting, while as a church we will farm out to our state endowed 
colleges the task of furnishing us our Christian leadership. Because we are 
Christians and Methodists we will face our tasks like men that expect to 
give an account. 

The Centenary has not only given us vision hut taught us method. Since 
that campaign was put on no minister or layman doubts the advisability 
of one great combined appeal rather than a number of lesser ones. Certain 
interests of the Conference, like Domestic Missions, naturally fall under the 
head of Benevolences, while others come under the head of Institutions. 
The colleges come under this head, as does Wesley Foundation and Chad- 
dock. "We have been taught, to the detriment of the church that the retired 
ministers' fund is a benevolence, but our inner manhood resents such an 
implication, for we recognize his service to the church makes his support 
nothing other than a debt or claim. During his forty yearf5 of service the 
church has resented his having any business other than the church. 
Surely, then, the business of the church is to care for him during his few 
remaining days after retirement. But how can the church do it? We do 
not believe the preesnt system of levying a high per. cent against the local 
church will prove satisfactory over a prolonged period. There appears but 
one clear way and that is the raising of endowment funds sufficient to pro- 
vide this support. Endowments for Conference Claimants naturally will 
fall under the same class as seeking endowments for our colleges. 

A word should be said regarding our relation to the Central Illinois 
Conference in this program. Regardless of what the Boundary Commission 
may report, this fact remains true: Both Conferences have a point owner- 
ship and control of the Illinois Wesleyan and the Wesley Foundation, while 
it is also true that each downstate Methodist Institute is mutually depend- 
ent upon the other, so it has seemed wise to recommend this movement as 
a two Conference movement. 

The colleges with the Conference Claimants Commission stand ready to 
show to any man or any group of men, their needs. They have shown them 
to your committee. That they are stupendous we all must admit. But what 
can we gain by keeping the church in ignorance of them? Both the institu- 
tions and the church at large suffer the loss of influence by such proceedure. 
As honest men we must declare these needs as we see them. We do not, 
at this time, attempt to go beyond the absolute immediate minimum necessi- 
ties of these causes. 

We recommend, therefore, that the Illinois Conference co-operate with 
the agencies of the Central Illinois Conference in a movement for the en- 
dowment and upbuilding of the educational interests of the Conference as 
hereinafter outlined, together with our Conference Claimants' Fund, under 
the following provisions: 

(A) Goals. 

1. The interests included in this plan are the Conference Claimants' 
Fund, the Chaddock Boys' School, together with the Educational Institutions 
of the Conferences involved under the auspices of the Board of Education, 
viz: Hedding College, Illinois Wesleyan University, Illinois Woman's Col- 
lege and the Wesley Foundation. 

2. The askings sanctioned by the movement are as follows, it being 
provided that the amounts are to be gathered from the field as a whole 
and that no quotas are to be handed out to individual churches: 

(a) Chaddock Boys' School, 250.00. 

(b) Conference Claimants, $500,000. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 87 

(c) Wesley Foundation, $750,000. 

(d) Hedding College, $1,000,000. 

(e) Illinois Woman's College, $1,000,000, counting the $261,000 already 
subscribed. 

(f) Illinois Wesleyan University, $1,750,000, counting the $692,000 .sub- 
scribed in the Bloomington campaign. 

(g) Maintenance, expense and miscellany, $250,000. 

(B) Time and Methods. 

1. It is recommended that the coming Conference year be devoted to 
organization, publicity and in interesting especially those friends able to 
make the larger contributions to these causes, and that the further develop- 
ment of the campaign be postponed to the period following the next session 
of the Conference, and concluding, if financial and general conditions permit, 
previous to the holidays. 

2. We recommend the appointment of an organization committee from 
the Illinois Conference, consisting of F. A. McCarty, B. M. Antrim, J. C 
Baker and W. D. Fairchild to co-operate with a similar committee from the 
Central Illinois Conference to develop such plans as may be found neces- 
sary, including a permanent organization with due representation of laymen. 

3. The joint organization committee, or its successors, for the direction 
and development of the campaign shall be authorized to adopt such pro- 
visions and regulations for the work as may be mutually agreed upon among 
the interests concei-ned and in keeping with these resolutions, including the 
proper adjustment of the Conference Claimants' Endowment Funds as be- 
tween the two Conferences and the matter of any proposals from the General 
Education or similar boards. 

4. That we request the co-operation of the Board of Education through 
its Department of Finance, and to the movement we pledge our sympathetic 
co-operation and support. 

In last year's message of the Cabinet we read the challenge: "Ours is 
the task of inspiring and leading the hundred thousand Methodists within 
the bounds of our Conference, in a holy adventure, the like of which we 
have never before undertaken. If our program is big enough and proper care 
is taken in the launching of it, ministers and laymen will respond. We must 
be men of high ideals, deep consecration, undaunted faith, men of Calvary 
vision and Gethsemane passion." 

Men and brethren, we have, as a committee, accepted the challenge 
which a year ago you cheered, and lay before you the first vmit of a pro- 
gram which should appeal to every minister and every layman that darfs 
undertake great tasks in the name of the Lord. 



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(D) TREASURERS. 



BOARD OF STEWARDS. 

Number of retired men 82 

Number of widows 89 

Number of children 11 



Total 182 

Number of effective Pastors and District Super.' ntendents 232 

Total salary reported $397,105 

Average salary 1,711 

Lagal rate 24 

Years to be accounted for: 

Men 1630 + $24 = $39,120 

Women 1659+ 18= 29,862 

Children 187+ 6= 1,122 

Total $ 70,104 

RECEIPTS. 

Book Concern *. 7,110 

Chartered Fund 35 

Connectional relief 250 

Trustees 1,300 

Preachers Aid 7,289 

Collection from Cliurches 45,500 

Sunday Offering 520 

Endowment Fund 7,500 



Total $ 69,504 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Annuities $ 68,182 

Special 3,179 



Total $ 71,301 

Rate paid this year $ 24 

Amount necessary to pay full annuity claim this year 68,182 

Amount necessary for spec'al cases 3,200 

Appropriated by Commission on Finance 1,269 



Total $ 72.651 

Amount to be deducted — 

Book Concern $ 7,110 

Chartered Fund 35 

Connectional Relief 250 

Trustees , 1,300 

Preachers Aid 7 289 

Endowment Fund 7,500 



Total $ 23,484 

Total amount to be raised by the charges $ 47,167 

Relinquishments — 

Men 45 years, $1,080 

Women 31 years, 558 



Total 76 years, $ 1,638 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



Distribution. 

PREACHERS. 
Class (1) Men who have rendered 40 years, or more, of service. 



Artz, J. E 40 $ 960 $ 960 % $ 960 

Caseley, C. W *42 1008 960 .... 1008 

Colwell, J. B *41 984 960 984 

Gilmore, W. F *50 1200 960 1200 

Kumler, J. A *45 1080 960 .... . 1080 

Masden, C. P *41 984 960 984 

McKown, C. F 40 960 960 960 

Reasoner, J. R 40 960 960 960 

Rutledge, W. N **40 744 744 .... 744 

Smith, E. M *42 1008 960 .... 1008 

Smith, W. A t42 936 936 936 

Turner, H. C *44 1056 960 1056 

Walden, L. F *42 1008 960 1008 

"Webster, W. H 45 1080 Relinquished 1080 

Wehrman, Chas *41 984 960 984 

Whitlock, S. H 40 960 960 960 

Total 663 $15,912 $14,160 $15,912 

* All years above 40 d. sallowed for expediency. 

** Nine years in detached service not counted on annuity, 
t Three years in detached service not counted on annuity. 

Class (2) Men who were 65 years of age, or more, at time of retirement. 



il ?ll 

Ault, M. F. 31 

Clarke, Abner 37 

Ellis, J. L. B 28 

Enninger, J. C 33 

Goldsmith, S 19 

Goodspeed, J. M 33 

Hard, C. P 37 

Miller, Jasper 18 

Moon, A. D 34 

Morrison, C. R 35 

Musgrove, W. H 37 888 888 

McFadden, M. B 37 888 888 

Rose, W. E 13 312 312 

Total 392 $9,408 $9,408 





^t 


744 


% 744 


888 


888 


672 


672 


792 


792 


456 


456 


792 


792 


888 


888 


432 


432 


816 


816 


840 


840 



$ 744 
888 
672 
792 
456 
792 
888 
432 
816 
840 



312 
$ 9,408 



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Class (3) Men who have retired because of disability. 



Allvire, A. H 

Barrington, E. M. 

Black, D. T 

Beg-gs S. W 

Canady, T. A. . . . 

Clark, E. O 

Campbell, Lewis 

Crane, J. W 

Dimmitt, J. L. . . 

Dugan, J. J 

Horney, J. B 

Jeffers, E. M 

Mathis, R. E 



Means, W. E 14 



Miller, J. Wesley 
M:nier, P. N. ... 
Mcintosh, W. W. 
McKinney, W. A. 
Powell, L. A. ... 

Read, G. W 

Reynolds, W. A. 

Tryon, H. S 

Wamsley, E. S. . 
Wilkin. M. P. ... 
Wood, C. G 



37 



^■3 6 



iu 




$ r>->s 


$ 528 


744 


744 


480 


480 


336 


336 


792 


792 


360 


360 


624 


624 


336 


336 


120 


120 


936 


936 


600 


600 


744 


744 


696 


696 


336 


336 


480 


480 


432 


432 


168 


168 


600 


600 


456 


456 


576 


~ 576 


840 


840 


480 


480 


720 


720 


888 


888 


528 


528 



528 
744 
480 
336 
792 
420 
624 
336 
255 
936 
600 
744 
696 
366 
480 
432 
273 
600 
456 
576 
8411 
481 
72« 



Total 575 $13,800 $13,800 $330.00 $14,130 

Class (4) Retired for other causes than Service, Age or Disability. 



Augustus, H. C *$ 

Bicknell, J. S 

Cecil, S. A 

Clark, T 

Collier, M. F 

Duff, J. M 

Frazier, G. A 

Fultz C. M 

Hathaway, R. N 

Hennessy, J. D 

Hillerby, J. P 

Hobart, M. E 

Huber, S. H 

Johnson, W. M 

Jones, R. C 

Kensil, D. D 

Miles, D. D 

McKinney, H. A 

Plowman, A. L 

Shouse, T. F 

Stout, J. A 

Taylor, C. B 

Want, M. M 



85 


$ .... 


$85 


.... 


240 
200 
300 


240 
200 
300 




169 


72 
200 


94 


300 
100 
100 


94 
300 
100 
100 


"22 
85 


130 


152 
85 


117 
49 • 




117 
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METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



< M &- 

24 Wass, H. G 31 150 181 

25 Wells, A 

26 Willard A 9 9 

27 Hubbard, R. B 

28 Morton, J. P 

Total $ 523 $1,761 $2,284 

*OnIy years paid into Preachers Aid counted on Annuity. 
NOTE:— J. M. Young, 264, 264. 



Adams, Mrs W. H. H. . . 
Aurer, Mrs. Melchior . . 

Balch, Mrs. S. W 

Bates, Mrs. G. W 

Batey, Mrs. T. O 

Best, Mrs. W. D 

Bland, Mrs. A 

Blunk, Mrs. A. G 

Byerly, Mrs. A. C 

Calhoun, Mrs. W. S 

Campbell, Mrs. A. M. . . 

Carlisle, Mrs. E. J 

Carroll, Mrs. P. C 

Carter, Mrs. W. M 

Collins, Mrs. H. T 

Collins, Mrs. J. O 

Coombes, Mrs. Jos 

Creath, Mrs. U. M 

Danely, Mrs. A. M 

Dewell, Mrs. J. N 

Drake, Mrs. W. W. ... 

Dungan, Mrs. G. W 24 

Dunnavan Mrs. A. M.. 
Eckman, Mrs. J. W.... 

Edgar, Mrs. J. P 

Ellis, Mrs. J. A 

Foxworthy, Mrs. Jos. . 

Garrett, Mrs. T. F 

Gay, Mrs. David 

Glick, Mrs. J 

Goldsmith, Mrs. G. B.. 

Gollogher, Mrs. E 

Grantham, Mrs. W. M. 

Greer, Mrs. T. W 

Heater, Mrs. W. T 

Helmick, Mrs. J. W. . . 

Henry, Mrs. I. B 

Hill, Mrs. M. V 

Hoffer. Mrs. A. H 

Honnold, Mrs. Robt. . 
Howard, Mrs. W. R 



WIDOWS. 

. IS $ 


324 
540 
360 
540 

396 
630 

54 

54 
486 
342 

198 
540 
324 
360 
108 
360 
504 
360 
486 
432 
306 
504 
414 
144 
522 
576 
720 
558 
450 
180 
36 
486 
216 
216 
102 
12G 
216 

314 


$ 324 
540 
360 
540 
396 
630 

Relinqu 

252 

54 

486 

342 

$ 72 
198 
540 
324 
360 

Relinqu 
360 
504 
360 
486 
432 
306 
504 
414 
144 
522 
576 
720 
558 
450 
180 
36 
486 
216 
21 G 
162 
126 
216 
72 
324 


'3 

K 

$.... 

ished 

30 

$ 112 
44 

ished 


$ 324 


. 30 


540 
360 


. 30 


540 




396 


. 35 


630 


3 




. 14 
3 


282 

54 

486 


. 19 

4 $ 


342 

$ 184 


. 11 
. 30 


242 
540 


. 18 


324 


. 20 
6 


360 


20 


360 


■"S 


504 


. 20 


360 




486 


. 24 


432 


. 17 


306 


. 28 


504 


. 23 


414 


8 


168 


. 29 

. 32 

. . *4] 


522 
576 
720 


31 


558 


. . 10 


450 

180 




36 

486 


12 


216 


. . 12 


216 


9 


214 




220 


. . 12 


216 


4 
.. 18 


72 
324 



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42 Huffman. Mrs. P. B 29 

43 Hunter Mrs. A. C 6 

44 Hyde, Mrs. B. F 24 

45 Jacobs, Mrs. C. W 24 

46 Johnson, Mrs. I. M 2 

47 Kasiski, Mrs. H. R 16 

48 Madison, Mrs. J. W 14 

49 Martin, Mrs. Jno. B 37 

50 Martin, Mr.s. Jos. B 20 

51 Middleton, Mrs. S 25 

52 M Her, Mrs. H. W 19 

53 Montgomery, Mrs. Jos 2 

54 Morgan, Mrs. J. E 7 

55 Morris, Mrs. N. S 17 

56 Murphy, Mrs. Wm 25 

57 McDonald, Mrs. W. H 14 

58 McNabb, Mrs. R. L 8 

59 Orr, Mrs. A. T 29 

60 Osborne Mrs. R. H 9 

61 Pawson, Mrs. J. B 19 

62 Pence, Mrs. J. H 14 

63 Pepping, Mrs. A. E 2 

64 Poe, Mrs. W. M 30 

65 Pottle, Mrs. A 8 

66 Prickett, Mrs. T. M 10 

67 Randle, Mrs. E. B 32 

68 Rigg, Mrs. N. M 25 

69 Roberts, Mrs. W. W 7 

70 Rose, Mrs. M 14 

71 Ross, Mrs. S. A 29 

72 Schwartz, Mrs. W. H 18 

73 Sloan, Mrs. A 5 

74 Short, Mrs. H. M 2 

75 Smith, Mrs. L 10 

76 Smith, Mrs. O. H. P 18 

77 Stephens, Mrs. Robt *41 

78 Stover, Mrs. A. P 10 

79 Thornton, Mrs. S. "W 21 

80 Tobie, Mrs. W. N 19 

81 Trimble, Mrs. D. H 18 

82 Wade, Mrs. J. B 6 

83 Wanless, Mrs. E. A 30 

84 Wheat, Mrs. T. J 39 

S5 White, Mrs. Mark 22 

86 Wilder, Mrs. W. H *46 

87 Wiley, Mrs. B. D 34 

88 Wood, Mrs. Preston 16 

89 tYoung, Mrs. J. M 11 

Total 1659 

tError — Mrs. Young deceased. 



36 

11 


Is 


M 


3 
g 


522 


522 




522 


108 


108 


88 


196 


432 


432 




432 


432 


432 




432 


36 


36 


72 


108 


288 


288 




288 


252 


252 




252 


666 


666 




666 


360 


Relinquished 




450 


450 




450 


342 


342 




342 


36 


36 




36 


126 


126 


52 


178 


306 


306 




306 


450 


450 




450 


252 


252 


32 


284 


144 


144 




144 


522 


522 




522 


162 


162 




162 


342 


342 




342 


252 


252 




252 


36 


36 




36 


540 


540 




540 


144 


144 


76 


220 


180 


180 


24 


204 


576 


576 




576 


450 


450 




450 


126 


126 




126 


252 


252 




252 


522 


522 




522 


324 


324 




324 


90 


90 


110 


200 


36 


Relinquishe 


d 




180 


180 


40 


220 


324 


324 




324 


738 


720 




720 


180 


180 




180 


378 


378 




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METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 93 



CHILDREN. 



1 Edg-ar, Irma Belle 25 

2 Kasiski, Ruth D 16 

3 Kasiski, Gladys M 16 

4 Kasiski, Marwin E 16 

5 Pence, John A 14 

6 Pence, Gertrude M 14 

7 Taylor Esther E. . . , 16 

8 Taylor, Geo. 16 

9 Trimble, Margaret H 18 

10 Trimble, Glen W 18 

11 Trimble, Kathryn M 18 

12 Taylor, Beulah 

Total 187 $1,131 50 $1,181 

BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS. 

Report of F. E. Harrold, Treasurer of the Board of Home Missions and Church 

Extension of Illinois Conference, from Sept. 4, 1920, 

to Sept. 6, 1921. 

RECEIPTS. 

Received of Board of Home Missions and Church Extension — Main Fund. 

Oct. 1, 1920— Springfield District, special $ 650.00 

Oct. 1, 1920— Bloomington District, special 500.00 

Oct. 14, 1920 — Fourth quarterly allowance.' 4,855.00 

Oct. 21, 1920 — Bloomington District, special 1,900.00 

Nov. 1, 1920 — Spi-ingfield District, special 470.00 

Nov. 9, 1920— Springfield District, special 1,120.00 

Nov. 24, 1920— Bloomington District, special 1,000.00 

Dec. 10, 1920 — Springfield District, special 1,120.00 

Jan. 12, 1921 — Jacksonville District, special 3,500.00 

Jan. 25, 1921 — Champaign-Danville District, special 3,000 00 

Jan. 26, 1921— First quarterly .allowance 3,775.83 

Feb. 18, 1921 — Jacksonville District, special 100.00 

Feb. 24, 1921 — Jacksonville District, special 83.34 

March 2, 1921 — Springfield and Jacksonville District, special 854.99 

March 2, 1921 — Quincy, Champaign and Danville District, special.... 29166 

March 18, 1921 — Springfield and Jacksonville District, special 821.68 

March 23, 1921 — Jacksonville and Quincy District, special 125.00 

March 29, 1921 — Bloomington and Springfield District, special 750.00 

April 8 1921— Springfield District, special 1,250.00 

April 27, 1921 — Second Quarterly Allowance 4,438.32 

May 9, 1921— Decatur-St. Paul M. E 1.000.00 

May 9, 1921— Bloomington District Special 1 000.00 

May 16, 1921— Springfield District, special 86.25 

May 18, 1921— Springfield-Jacksonville Distrct, special 821.66 

May 26, 1921— Bloomington-Jacksonville and Quincy District, special 375.00 

June 20, 1921 — Jacksonville-Springfield District, special 821.67 

June 21, 1921 — Springfield District, special 44.07 

June 27, 1921 — Quincy, Jackson and Bloomington District, special... 375.00 

June 27, 1921— Decatur-St. Paul M. E 2000.00 

July 5, 1921 — Champaign-Danville, special 4000.00 

July 25, 1921 — Third quarterly allow 4438.33 

August 15, 1921 — Champaign-Danville, special 1500.00 



94 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

August 16, 1921 — Jacksonville- Springfield District, special 821.66 

August 26, 1921— Decatur-St. Paul M. B 1000.00 

August 29, 1921 — Champaign-Danville District, special 500.00 

August 29, 1921 — Jackson, Quincy and Bloomington District, special 375.00 

Sept. 2, 1921— Springfleld-Quincy District, special 2810.00 

Total Received during Conference Year $52,574.46 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special $ 650.00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher— Special Bluff Springs 500.00 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 550.00 

Dr. J. C. Nate — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 875.00 

Dr. T. N. Ewing — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 1,075 00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 695.00 

Dr. W. D. Fairchilds — General quarterly allowance 4tli quarter 485.00 

Dr. E. S. Combs — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 275.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — General quarterly allowance 4th quarter 900.00 

Dr. C. M. Duncan— Special DeWitt charge 1,900.00 

Dr. E. M- Antrim — Special Church of all nations 470.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Workers 1,120.00 

Dr. C. M. Duncan— Special Hopedale 1.000.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Church all nations 1,120.00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — Special Centenary Church 3,500.00 

Dr. J. C. Nate-^Special Rankin ] .500.00 

Dr. J. C. Nate — Special Lincoln-Danville 1.500.00 

Dr. T. N. Ewing — General allowance first quarter 825.00 

Dr. W. D. Fairchilds — General allowance first quarter 737.50 

Dr. J. C. Nate — General allowance first quarter 425.00 

Dr. E. S. Combs — General allowance first quarter 250.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — General allowance first quarter 663.33 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — General allowance first quarter 325.00 

Dr. C. M. Duncan— General allowance first quarter 550 00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — Special Vidren Italian worker 100.00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher— Special Evangelist 83.34 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special Workers— February 5S8.33 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher— Special 266.66 

Dr. J. C. Nate — Special Maintenance 125.00 

Dr. E. S. Combs — Spec;al Evangelist 166.66 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Workers for March 588.34 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher— Special Workers for March 233.34 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — Special Evangelist 41.66 

Dr. E. S. Combs — Special Evangelist 83.34 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Evangelist 250.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Tovey 500.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Divernon 1,250.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — General allowance second quarter 663.33 

Dr. E. S. Combs — General allowance second quarter 250.00 

Dr. W. D. Fairchilds — General allowance second quarter 625.00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher — General allowance second quaiter 458.33 

Dr. T. N. Ewing — General allowance second quarter 937.50 

Dr. A. K. Byrnes — General allowance second quarter 450.0C 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Genei-al allowance second quarter 550. 0(. 

Dr. E. S. Combs — Special Evangelist 83.3; 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher- Special Evangelist 4167 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Evangelist 250.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Maintenance 129.16 

G. S. Connard — St. Faul's M. E., Decatur l.OOO.On 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Atlanta 1,000.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special Workers 86.25 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Workers 588.33 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher- Special Workers 233.33 



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y 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Evangelist 250.00 

Dr. E. L. Fletcher— Special Evangelist 41.67 

Dr. E. S. Combs— Special Evangelist 83.33 

Dr. E. L. Pletcher— Special Workers 233.34 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special Workers 588.33 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — Special Equipment 44.07 

Dr. E. S. Combs — Special Evangelist S3. 34 

Dr. E. L. Pletcher— Special Evangelist 41,67 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Evangelist 250.00 

G. S, Connard— St. Paul's M. E., Decatur 2,000.00 

Dr. A. K. Byrnes— Special Shiloh 4,000.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim — General Allowance third quarter 792.50 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — General allowance third quarter 800.00 

Dr. A. K. Byrnes — General allowance third quarter 450.00 

Dr. T. N. Ewing — General allowance third quarter 825.00 

Dr. E. L. Pletcher — General allowance third quai-ter 500.00 

Dr. W. D. Fairchilds — General allowance third quarter 737.50 

Dr. E. S. Combs — General allowance third quarter....: 333.33 

Dr. A. K. Byrnes — Special Lincoln-Danville 1,500.00 

Dr. E. L. Pletcher— Special Workers 233.33 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special Workers . 588.33 

Guy P. -Lewis- Treas. St. Paul's M. E., Decatur l.OOO.OO 

Dr. A. K. Byrnes — Special Ui'bana Grace 500.00 

Dr. E. L. Pletcher— Special Evangelist 41.67 

Dr. E. S. Combs— Special Evangelist 83.33 

Dr. C. M. Duncan — Special Evangelists 250.00 

Dr. E. M. Antrim— Special Wesley 810.00 

Dr. E. S. Combs— Special Grace 2,000.00 

Total Disbursements $52,574.46 

Respectfully submitted 

F. E. HARROLD, Treas. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Report of H. C. Gibbs, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of fhe Illinois 
Annual Conference of the iMethodist Episcopal Churcli, from September 1, 
1920, to September 1, 1921. 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on hand September 1, 1920 ? 1,371.51 

Interest received 1,577 . 64 

Loans Paid 4.900.00 

$ 7,849.15 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Dividends to Conference Claimants, Illinois Conference. $ 1,300.00 
Dividends to Conference Claimants, St. Louis German 

Conference 45.00 

Bonds and accrued interest 3,S88 . 65 

Building and Loan, note and interest 201.45 

Safety deposit box, rent 4 . 00 

Premium on Surety Bond 37.50 

Certificate of Deposit, Citizens National Bank, Decatur. 1,200.00 

Liberty Bonds 200 . 00 6,876 . 60 

Balance on hand September 1, 1921 $ 972.55 

RESOURCES. 

Cash on hand September 1, 1921 $ 972,55 

Loans in force. September 1, 1921 23,900.00 

Total $ 24,872.55 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



CERTIFICATE OP STOCK. 

20 Shares Luyties Pharmacy Company. 
10 Shares Northern State Life Insurance Company. 
5 Shares Western Alliance Fire Insurance Company. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. GIBBS. 
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. 

REPORT OF THE AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We, the undersfgned Committee, have audited the accounts of H. C. 
Gibbs, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Annual Conference 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the year ending September 1, 1921, 
and find same correct. 

The securities were examined and checked over and found to be correct 
as listed in the Report of the Treasurer. 

GEO. S. CONNARD, 
JOHN ALLEN, 
A. M. WELLS, 
Committee. 

CONFERENCE TREASURER. 

Cash Vouchers Total 

Cent, and Apportioned Benevolences $219 148 $110,452 $329,600 

Childrens Day Fund 1,196 2,202 3,398 

W. F. M. S r 27 82,018 82,045 

W. H. M. S 18 36,358 36,376 

Educational Endowments 950 950 

Hospitals and Homes 1,716 1,716 

City Missons and Church Extension 280 280 

Sustentation Fund 42 42 

Domestic Missions 5,318 19 5,337 

Chaddock 52 10,133 10,185 

Wesley Foundation 10,258 2,317 12,575 

Asbury 787 327 1,094 

Miscellaneous 31 779 31,779 

Support of District Superintendents 67 37,513 37,580 

Support of Bishops 5,151 4,134 92,85 

Conference Claimants 22,194 22,365 44,559 

Annual Conference Investments for C. C 534 26,106 26,640 

Board if E. L 142 61 203 

General Conference Expenses 1,625 140 1,765 

Conference Claim Chicago • 1,269 1,269 

Conference Claimants (M.B.C.) 7,110 7,110 

Conference Claimants (Chartered Fund) 35 35 

Total $274,911 $368 912 $643,823 

H. H. WALTMIRE 



CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' ENDOWMENT FUND 

Report of H. C. Gibbs, Field Secretary, from September 1, 1920 to August 
31, 1921. 

Cash Receipts By Months 

September , $8,468.36 

October 1,207.25 

November $1,095.00 

December 1,222.61 

January ^ 3,060.40 

February '. 802.00 

March 1,460.40 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



April 992.5ft 

May 1,334.32 

June 1,400.36 

July 1,849.30 

August 2,742.89 

Total $25,635.38 

Disbursements As Follows 

October 20, 1920, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission. . .$ 8 468.36 

November 5, 1920, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission. . 1,207.25 

December 1, 1920, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission. . 1,095.00 

January 1, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission. . . 1,222.61 

February 1, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commiss:on. . 3,060.40 

March 1 1921 To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 802.00 

April 1, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 1,460.40 

May 4, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 992.50 

June 1, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 1,334.32 

July 1, 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 1,400.35 

August 1. 1921, To Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer of the Commission 1,849.30 

August 31, 1921, To Lloyd W. Sneiiy, Treasurer of the Commission. . . 2,742.89 



Total ?25,635.38 

Balance on hand September 1, 1921 

Salary and Expenses for the Year 1920-21 

Salary— (House rent $500 included in salary) $3,300.00 

Expenses: 

Railroad fare $ 86.37 

Hotel and meals 94.23 

Postage 301.75 

Telephone 46.53 

Office supplies 14.05 

Office help 390.80 

Printing 393.67 

Expenses ot the C(^mmission 120.98 1,448.88 



Total $4,748.88 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. GIBBS. Field Secretary. 

Report of the Auditing Committee 

We, the undersigned Committee, have audited the accounts of H. C. 
Gibbs, Field Secretai-y of the Commission on Conference Claim<ants' Cam- 
paign for Endowment Funds of the Illino's Annual Conference of the Metho- 
dist PJpiscopal Church, for the year beginning September 1. 1920. and ending 
AugT.ist 31. 1921. and find same to be correct. 

BENJAMIN F. KAGEY, 
A. M. WELLS, 

Committee. 

Report of Lloyd W. Snerly 

Treasurer of the Commission on Conference Claimants Ciimpaion for 
Endowment Funds, for the year ending- September 3rd. 1921. 

Balance forward from 1920 $ 62.37 

Received from H. C. Glbbs, from 

Sept.. 1920 to Sept.. 1921 25. 635.38 $25,697.75 



98 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Paid, on orders from Executive 

Committee; Salary, H. C. 

Gibbs $ 3,300.00 

Expenses 1,448.88 

H. B. Prentice, investment 15,000.00 

$19,748.88 

Sept. 3, 1921, Balance cash in 

Citizens National Bank 5.948.87 

$25 697.75 $25,697.75 
Repectfully submitted, 

LLOYD W. SNERLY, Treas. 

SUMMARY OF CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' FUNDS 

Assets of the Board of Trustees, H. C. Gibbs, Treasurer 

Notes, Bonds and Mortgages $23,900.00 

Cash ,972.55 

Total $24,872.55 

Less amount for distribution 1,345.00 $23,527.55 

Assets of the Preachers' Aid Society, Hiram B. Prentice, Treasurer. 

•Note, Bonds and Mortgages $204,845.62 $164,510.00 $369,355.62 

General Special 

Fund ' Fund Total 

Real Estate 13,500.00 13 500.00 

Cash 7,080.46 6,792.32 13,872.78 

Totals $225,426.08 $171,302.32 $396,728.40 

Less amount for distribution 7,300.00 7,500.00 14,800.00 

$218,126.08 $163,802.32 $381,928.40 

The Commission on Conference Claimants Campaign for Endowment Funds, 

Lloyd W. Snerly, Treasurer 
Cash in Bank $ 5,948.87 

Total investment funds $411,404.82 

Unpaid pledges, (Estimated) $ 73 000.00 

Assets: Grand Total $484,404.82 

H. C. GIBBS, Field Secretary. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE CHADDOCK BOYS' SCHOOL 

Quincy, 111., May 1, 1921. 
Report of the General Financial Condition and condensed statement of 
the Treasurer of the Chaddock Boys School from June 2, 1920 to May 
1, 1921: 

RESOURCES. 
Capital Account: 

Building and Grounds $105,000.00 

Endowment Account: 
On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 
IlUnois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, Illinois, 

May 1. 1921 $ 803,52 

Loan authorized by the Executive Board on farm 

land at 5y2% 1,500.00 

160 Acres of land set aside to the Endowment Fund 

by the Executive Board known as the Asay Farm. 45,000.00 47 303.52 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH • 99 

Building Account: 

On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 
Illinois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, Illinois, 
May 1, 1921 39.41 

Liberty Loan Bonds in the hands of the Treasurer for 

Building purposes 90000 939.41 

General and Miscellaneous Account: 

On deposit subject to check in the General Account 
as per Treasurer's Book, Illinois State Bank of 
Quincy, Quincy, Illinois, May 1, 1921 2,037.83 

Real estate in north part of the city known as the 

Skinner lots 400.00 2,437.83 

Campaign Account: 
On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 
Illinois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, Illinois, 
May 1, 1921 247.39 247.39 

Building and other Pledges: 
In this account we have in signed pledges considered 
by your Executive Board as being- good from Cam- 
paign A. D. 1920 $14,410.00 

Pledges Building 3,030.00 

Pledges for school and general purposes 7,500.00 

Estimated investment in live stock, machinery, etc... 1,400.00 

Total $26,340.00 

Less • 13,174.66 13,165.34 

Being an equal amount of pledges in the corre- 
sponding statement which were withheld from the 
resources of last year's statement. 



Total Resources $169,093.49 

LIABILITIES. 
Liability Account: 
Indebtedness on real estate purchased from T. C. 

Poling-balance $ S. 000. 00 

Indebtedness on notes to Illinois State Bank of Quincy, 

money borrowed 9.000.00 

Indebtedness on note to E. V. Mooi-man, 'money 

borrowed 4 500.00 

Indebtedness to Ricker National Bank, money bor- 
rowed 4,200.00 

Indebtedness to State Savings Loan and Trust Co. 

money borrowed 4,200.00 

Indebtedness to State Street Bank & Trust Company, 

money borrowed 3,20O.OO 

Indebtedness to MoUer & Vanden Boom Lumber 

Company 3,200.00 

Indebtedness to J. H. Freund 1,547.27 

Indebtedness to Best Brothers 1,500.00 

Indebtedness to Walter Fick 000. On 

There are no outstanding unpaid bills on the buildling. 

and no unpaid bills for the conduct of the school in 

the past year. 

Total Liabilities $ 40,247.27 



100 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Excess In Resources over Liabilities $ia8.I48.M 

The Trustees have reason to believe there Is quit* 

a large equity In the Asay Farm above what It Ik 

appraised and carried at in this statement. 

RECAPITULATION 
General Endowment Operating Account: 
Cash balance on hand a per Treasurer's Report, May 

1, 1921 $ S03 52 

There is also in the Treasurer's hands a farm mortgage 
of $1,500.00 5%% interest, the income for the year, 
55.00 being paid over to the General Fund. 

Generall Building Operating Account: 

Cash balance on hand as per Treasurer's Report 

June 2, 1920 $ 267.33 

Amount received from all sources in the Building 

account 2,013.33 

Total $ 2,280.66 

Total amount expended from Building Account by the 
Superintendent and Building Committee as per 
vouchers herewith submitted 2,241.25 

Balance cash on hand as per Treasure's Book, ^ 

May 1, 1921 39.41 

General Operating Account: 
Cash balance on hand as per Trealaurei*'s report, 

June 2, 1920 796.88 

Amount received from all sources in the Operating 

Account 44,724.76 

Total $45,521.64 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Exe- 
cutive Board as per vouchers herewith submitted. 43,483.81 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's Book 

May 1, 1921 2.037.83 

General Farm Operating Account: 
Cash balance on hand as per Ti-easurer's Report, 

June 2, 1920 818.74 

Amount received from all sources in the Farm 

Account 1.799.27 

Total $ 2,618.01 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Execu- 
tive Board as per vouchers hereby submitted .... 2,618.^1 

Account closed 000.00 

Campaign Account. 

Cash received from all sources in the Campaign Ac- 
count $10,518.71 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Execu- 
tive Board as per vouchers herewith submitted.... 10,271.32 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's book. May 

1,1921 % 247. ;?8 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. SINGLETON, 
Treasurer Chaddock Boys School. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 

DOMESTIC MISSIONARY AND CHURCH AID SOCIETY 

OF THE ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 

Treasurer's Report from September 20th, 1920, to September 1st, 1921. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand September 20th, 1920 $5,882.30 

DISBURSEMENTS. 
Bloomington District. 

New Holland, Min. Sup $ 200.00 

Hartsburg- and Shirley, Min. Sup 200.00 

Minier, Min. Sup 200.00 

Covel, Min. Sup 100.00 

Wapella, Min. Sup 100.00 

Ebenezer Ct., Min. Sup 100.00 

$ 900.00 

Champaign District. 

Tilton, Min. Sup $ 100.00 

Ludlow, Min. Sup 200.00 

Dewey and Beulah, Min. Sup 200.00 

Grace Ch.. Urbana, Ch. Aid 200.00 

Fithian, Ch. Aid 300.00 

1,000.00 

Decatur District. 

Sanner, Min. Sup $ 100.00 

Cadwell and Rosedale, Min. Sup 200.00 

Cowden, Min. Sup 100.00 

Argenta. Min. Sup 100.00 

Boody and B'lue Mound, Min. Sup 200.00 

700.00 

Jacksonville District. 

Ashland Ct., Min. Sup $ 200.00 

Berdan, Min. Sup 200.00 

Oakford, Min. Sup 200.00 

Redwood, Ch. Aid 100.00 

700.00 

Mattoon District. 

West Union, Min. Sup $ 300.00 

Tabernacle, Min. Sup 400.00 

Trilla & Tillman, Min. Sup 100.00 

800.00 

Quincy District. 

Warsaw, Min. Sup $ 400.00 

Lima, Min. Sup 250.00 

Camden, Min. Sup 100.00 

Rockf ort, Min. Sup 100.00 

^lendon, Min. Sup 100.00 ' 

950.00 

Springfield District. 

Sherman, Min. Sup $ 200.00 

18th St., Min. Sup 200.00 

Middletown, Min. Sup 100.00 

Farmersville, Min. Sup 100.00 

Butler, Min. Sup 50.00 

Irving:, Min. Sup 100.00 

760.00 

5,800.00 



102 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Postage ■ 4.00 

Premium on Bond 5.00 

Hartman & Co., Applications for Aid 20.7") 

do Printing 2.7.5 

Schnepp & Barnes, Printing Constitution.... , 20 00 

Incidentals 15.00 

Balance on hand September 1st, 1921 14.S0 

$5,882.30 
Respectfully submitted, 

LEE MATHENY, Treasurer. 

The undersigned Auditor of the Domestic Missionary and Church Aid 
Society hereby certifies that I have examined the foregoing report of Lee 
Matheny, Treasurer, from September 20, 1920, to September 1, 1921, and com- 
pared said report with records and vouchers submitted and find the same 
correct. NELSON L. ALLYN, Auditor. 

REPORT OF ILLINOIS WOMAN'S COLLEGE TO THE 
ILLINOIS CONFERENCE. 

September 9, 1921, for the year 1920-21. 
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR YEAR 1920-21. 

(Note — The financial accounts are audited annually by a certified public 
accountant.) 

Capital Accounts: 

Grounds and buildings $439,842.93 

Furniture and equipment 56,351.35 

Net value of plant $496,194.28 

Endowment Accounts: 

Endowment funds $242,659.90 

Annuity funds 48,500.00 

Total endowment accounts $291,159.90 

Total plant, endowment and annuities ,.. $787,354.18 

Credit balance, current accounts 3,941.54 

New pledges (1921) 203,162.00 

Total assets, including new pledges $994,457.72 

Increase of resources in 1920-21 '" $245,616.23 

Operating Accounts, 1920-21: 

DORMITORY ACCOUNT: 

Receipts $ 81,709.18 

Expenses 84,377.88 

Deficit $2,668.70 

Income $ 93,076.26 

Expenses 95,839.22 

Deficit , $2,762.98 

Total deficit, operating accounts $5,431.66 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



By special solicitation of friends for current gifts, funds were secured to 
provide for these deficits, and also to make some greatly needed repairs and 
improvements, and the year closed without deficit of any kind. 

It is the fixed policy of the Trustees to keep the College up to a high 
degree of efficiency. But it is also the.r policy not to permit the accumulation 
of current deficits. It will therefore be necessary for friends to contribute 
from ten to twenty thousand dollar a year until the college secures its addi- 
tional million dollars of endowment. 

ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 
Financial Report, as on June 30, '1921. 

ASSETS. 
Educational Properties: 

Grounds and buildings $293,500.00 

Library, Museum, equipment and fixtures 71,100.00 

Total educational properties ,. . $304,600.00 

Endowment Investments and Accounts: 

Real estate, subject to life estate $145,000.00 

Real estate, unconditional 139,180.25 

Real estate mortgage loans 262,850.00 

Bonds 25,150.00 

Estate held in trust 211,500.00 

Notes receivable 83,996.00 

Cash awaiting investment 4,990.64 

Total endowment investments and accts. .$872,666.89 
Less loan from general funds 3,300.00 

Endowment Investments and accts, net.. $869,366.89 

General Investments and Accounts: 

Real estate $ 47,100.00 

Estate held in trust 1 180,000.00 

Accounts receivable 15,932.54 

Sundry accounts ' 4,785.00 

Total general investments and accounts. . .$247,818.44 
Less current liabilities 15,010.83 

General investments and accounts, net.... 

Bloomington-McLean county campaign for 

buildings and equipment, net 

Total assets 

No deficit for current expenses. 

WESLEY FOUNDATION. 
Condensed Cash Summary. 

September 1, 1920, to August 31, 1921. 
Balance. Sept. 1, 1920 

Receipts: 

Centenary pledges $ 64,604.90 

Non-Centenary pledges 4,345.25 

Library pledge 3,000.00 

Joint committee 6,990.33 



104 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921' 

Annuities and gifts 6,389.58 

Sale of bonds 105,616.73 

Sale of properties 3,150.00 

Miscellaneous income 6,450.63 200,547.42 

$248,756.29 
Disbursements: 

Building, equipment and property $195,416.74 

Church Building Fund (bonds) 5,000.00 

Budget expense (salaries, student work, building 
operation, publicity, annuities, insur- 
ance, taxes, etc.) 38,939.47 

Miscellaneous 1,202.15 

240,558.36 

Balance August 31, 1921 8,197.93 

$248,756.29 
Condensed Balance Sheet. 

August 30, 1921. 
Assets: 

Cash, bonds and notes $ 31,317.93 

Pledges outstanding 411,442.71 

Social Center— Building and equipment 322,466.09 

Social Center — Foundation site 53,198.56 

Other property and equipment 68,630.46 

Annuity investments 35,417.80 

Scholarship investments 1,400.00 

Church building fund investments 24,610.42 948,483.97 

Liabilities and Capital: 

Bonds issued $204,500.00 

Other mortgages 6,000.00 

Endowment and special funds 60,200.00 

General capital s 677,783.97 948,483.97 

SECRETARIAL EXRENSE FUND. 

September 20, 1920— Balance on hand $ 34.67 

September 24, 1920— Balance from O. H. Meyers 10.70 

September, 1921 — Receipts by Districts — One Tenth of One Per Cent. 

Bloomington, Jerman $70.85 

Champaign-Danville, Rudd 69.65 

Decatur, Armentrout 63.70 

Jacksonville, Ragan 59.90 

Mattoon, Wassel 56.65 

Quincy, Doland 57.80 

Springfield, Butler 60.45 

H. C. Gibbs 2.80 

Hagan, balance, Jacksonville District 4.90 

Meyers, for men in special service 13.50 460.20 

Total $505.57 

Disbursements. 

September, 1920— Editorial expense $ 8.47 

August, 1921 — Editorial expense 7.07 

September 1, 1921— Secretary 20.00 

September 12, 1921— C. M. Duncan, cab. sheets 35,00 



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September 12, 1921 — Standing committees 5.25 

September 12, 1921 — Postage 3.26 

September 12, 1921— Walter Mitchell, exp 12.00 

September 12, 1921 — Auditor's assistants S5.00 

September 12, 1921— H. H. Waltmire, assistants 70.00 

September 12, 1921 — H. H. Waltmire, miscellaneous expense 41.00 

September 12, 1921— Stenographer, Lathrop trial 8.70 

September 12, 1921 — Stenographer, Miss Cox 5.35 

September 12, 1921— O. H. Meyer, assistants 30.00 

September 12. 1921— O. H. Meyer, incidentals 21.98 

September 12, 1921— Pletcher, Lathrop trial 10.00 

September 12, 1921 — Cablegram to Blackstock 3.31 

September 13, 1921— Meyers, Waltmire, Mitchell, Hedges, 

each $20 80.00 

September 13, 1921 — Secretary's assistants 30.00 

September 19, 1921— Editorial expense 31.92 $458.30 



Balance $ 47.27 

SPECIAL APPONTMENTS— SALARY. 

Each member of the Conference in Special Service is required to furnish 
to the statistician a statement as to the name of the position held and of 

the amount of salaiy received, and the Secretary of the Conference shall 
notify each of said members that such report will be printed in the Con- 
ference Minutes. For name of position see special appointments. 

J. A. Lucas $1,584 $1,584 

Theodore Kemp 4,500 750 3,750 

W. T. Beadles 900 900 

E. K. Towle 4,550 720 3,830 

W. H. Neil 

A. J. Patrick 2,000 2 000 

Parker Shields 3.340 3,340 

Leo Howard 2,S00 2,200 

W. J. Davidson 5,000 1,500 3,500 

C. M. Barton 3,600 600 3,000 

R. -C. Jones 1,600 1,600 

J. W. Van Cleve 4,200 1,500 2,700 

J. L. Hardesty 2,478 606 1,872 

A. C. Piercel 2,700 2,000 

J. F. McAnally 1,200 1,200 

A. G. Carnine 

H. C. G:bbs 3,300 500 2,800 

W. A. Smith 

J. O. Lehman 1,400 1,400 

P. C. Somerville 2,500 2,500 

M. G. Coleman 4,000 500 3,500 

J. W. Miller 

J. M. Judy 

M. O. Beebe 

P. J. Rinehart 

J. C. Baker 2 000 2,000 

T. Lee Knotts 2,200 2,200 

G. V. Metzel 2,300 2,300 

J. L. Settles 

J. C. Nate 4,500 1,200 3,300 



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IX. 

Plan of Conference Examinations. 



CONFERENCE STUDIES. 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS 

Chairman — -C. D. Robertson. 

Registrar — R. L. Steed. 

Examiners — C. M. Barton, F. A. McCarty, A. C. Piersel, F. A. Havighurst, 
R. F. McDaniel, W. A. Smith, P. C. Somerville, E. L. Tobie, H. W. McPherson, 
C. F. Juvinall, G. V. Metzel, E. G. Sandmeyer, C. W. Hamand, A. L. Caseley, 
J. E. Evans, H. A. Keck, J. A. Riddle, H. S. Jackson, Chesteen Smith W. G. 
Pulliam. 

RULES OF THE BOARD 

1. The Conference Course of Study shall be assigned to the various 
examiners by the chairman. It shall be the duty of each examiner to assist 
as fully as possible, by correspondence or otherwise, the undergraduates in 
the studies of which he has charge. 

2. The Board of Examiners shall arrange an annual program of exami- 
nations (to be published in the Conference Minutes), and make recom- 
mendations to the Annual Conference concerning the passing or condition- 
ing of undergraduates subject to the requirements of the Discipline. 

3. Examinations shall be held on the first Tuesday in June and the 
first Tuesday in August upon the studies named in the schedule for the 
first and second periods respectively. These examinations shall be held at one 
or more places in each district as may be determined by the Chairman. 
They shall be in charge of District Supervisors designated by the Chair- 
man, and in case no member of the Board of Examiners is conveniently 
located, the chairman shall arrange with a member of conference as special 
supervisor for the purpose. Undergraduates may appear before any regularly 
appointed supervisor. Any deviation from the schedule for the two examin- 
ation periods is in the nature of a special examination and can be allowed 
only for reasons which are deemed sufficient by the Chairman. No examina- 
tions shall be given the day before the conference session except to candi- 
dates for admission on trial and such others as may be pennitted by the 
Chaii-man to take special examinations then. In such cases. Rule 4 shall 
govern the questions used. 

4. The examiners, in accordance with the assignment of studies of the 
course, shall be required to send to the Registrar three different sets of 
auestions, 30 days or more before the examinations take place in June. The 
Registrar shall be responsible for placing them in ample time in the hands 
of the district supervisors for all examinations, both regular artd special. 
Set No. 1 shall be used in the first examination; set No. 2 for all who fail 
at the first trial: and set No. 3, doubly difficult, for all who postpone the 
examinations until the day before the conference session. 

5. Before the examination in June the Registrar will supply the super- 
visors with questions on the entire course of study. 

6. Any undergraduate failing to pass in any study, or to appear for 
examination, shall not have the privilege of being examined until the next 
regular time of examination. And in case of such failure to pass, the 
registrar of the board shall report the fact to the undergraduate and to the 
chairman of the board. 

7. Examiners shall report grades on all papers to the registrar within 
|wo weekis after the ex^-nxinatjong are held. All examination papers of the 



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year shall be held by the examiners in charge of the studies, and shall be 
brought to the seat of the Annual Conference if subject to appeals by under- 
graduates upon the grades therein, which appeals shall be made in ample time 
before the conference to the chairman of the board. Such appeals shall be 
decided by the board at their annual conference meeting. Examiners will not 
return papers except upon request of undergraduates, accompanied by post- 
age for prepayment 

S. Each student shall be placed on his honor not to receive or give 
any assistance in the examinations and shall certify on each paper that he 
has not done so by writing the following upon the last page after the examin- 
ation is linished, and signing it; 

" I hereby certify that I have not receive help from notes, books, memor- 
anda or any other outside sources in writing this examination and that 
I have not extended help to anyone else in any examination." 

9. The examination questions shall conform to the 7 equirements of the 
Commission on Conference Courses of Study and the maik.'ngs on both exam- 
inations and collateral reading shall be upon the scale and according to the 
method established by the Commission, and no atiark below 70 per cent shall 
pass. 

10. All credits from Literary and Theological Schools, to be allowed 
undergraduates for work done therein, shall be sent to the chairman 
of the board, who shall decide upon the credits under instructions 
from the annual conference, and shall give prompt notice of his decision 
to the undergraduate sending the credits. All grades from whatsoever 
source, other than those given by the conference examiners, shall be desig- 
nated by the letter "P", as an indication of passing grade, which neither 
adds to nor detracts from the general average of the undergraduate. 

11. An annual fee of $1.00 shall be required of each undergraduate, or 
examinee, including the applicants for admission on trial, to provide for the 
expense of correspondence, printing, postage and other necessary expenses 
of the board. This fee shall be paid to the registrar of the board within 
thirty days after the adjournment of the conference session, for which the 
registrar shall furnish receipt. District supervisors are instructed not to 
proceed with the examination of an undergraduate who does not produce 
this receipt as evidence that his fee is paid. The financial accounts of the 
Registrar shall be audited by the board at their annual conference meeting. 

12. On the completion of the entire course of study by an undergradu- 
ate, or in case of his retirement or transfer from the conference before its 
completion, he shall be entitled to a certificate, covering all his work, signed 
by the chairman and registrar of the board. 

13. It shall be the duty of the chairman to secure as full information 
as possible, in advance of the meeting of conference, concerning the his- 
tory, character and general fitness of candidates for admission on trial and 
for admission into full connection; which information he shall lay before 
the board of examiners; and it shall be the duty of the board, having care- 
fully considered all the information obtainable concerning the candidates, 
together with the result of their examinations, to report to the conference 
their judgment as to the advisability of receiving the several candidates. 1; 
shall also be the duty of the chairman to make similar investigations Into 
the case of any applicant for admission from another communion, and the 
board to make a similar report as to the wisdom of receiving such appli- 
cant. District superintendents are requested to report to the chairman of 
the board of examiners, all candidates for admission on trial or from other 
churches, and candidates for admission into full membership, and for 
recognition of orders, at least thirty days before Conference, or as soon 
thereafter as possible, concerning the applicants, with references, that the 
chairman may have ample time to investigate, 

14. It shall be the duty of district superintendents to report to the 
chairman of the board, as early as practicable, the names of all special can- 



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didates for orders, with their postoffice addresses, in their respective districts, 
and of those who will be candidates for admission on trial. These classes 
of candidates will be expected to take their examinations at the regular 
times; but special arrangements may be made in individual cases by the 
chairman, when there are good reasons for so doing. But the annual fee 
must be paid by these as well as by the members of the regular conference 
classes before they shall be entitled to examinations. 

15. The annual meeting of the Board of Examiners shall be held at 
the seat of the annual conference at 4 P. M. on the day preceding the open- 
ing of the session, to consider matters Involved in rule 14 to review and com- 
plete the work of the year, and to arrange for the work of the ensuing 
yeai'. Examinations for those who are eligible shall be conducted on the 
same day, beginning at 8 A. M. and closing at 6 P. M. 

16. "Honorable mention," with a public recognition of success, will be 
conferred at each annual conference upon the four men having the highest 
averages in the first, second, third and fourth year classes, respectively; but 
no one can be "Honor Man" who shall not have done at least 50 per cent 
of his work under this board, or whose standing in the course of study is 
irregular. 

Examinations deferred to the day before Conference will be doubly rigid, 
and no examination will be given after 6 p. m. on day preceding Conference. 

17. All examination papers shall be sent to the examiners by registered 
mail, and the receipt for the same shall be brought to the chairman at the 
seat of the Conference. 

18. The Board will deduct 10 per cent or less on each paper in which the 
spelling, grammar, writing or general execution is slovenly, deductions being 
made on each of these points. On all written work not in before August 15th, 
a reduction of 5 per cent, and after September 1st, 10 per cent, will be made 
from the grades. All written work must be within the required limits, or 
deductions will be made. 

Undergraduates will give especial attention to Paragraphs 683 to 629 
inclusive of the Discipline of 1920. 

In case of conflict between these rules and any ruling or regulation of the 
Commission on Coui'ses of Study, the ruling of the Commission shall prevail. 

COURSE OF STUDY 

Assignment of Studies for the Year 1921 — 1922 

Of the following studies, those having the letter "J" prefixed are the 
subjects for examination at the first mid -year district period, the first 
Tuesday in June. The written work is to be sent in before that time. 

The sudies and written wok having the letter "A" prefixed are assigned 
to the second period, the first Tuesday in August, and written work must be 
submitted before the time for the examination. 

Admission on Trial. 

Subject Examiner 

A — Docrines and Discipline of the M. E. Church — 1920 W. A. Smith 

J — American History — James and Sanford F. A- McCarty 

A — Life of Wesley — Winchester G. V. Metzel 

J. — Plain Account of Christian Perfection — Wesley C. F. Juvinall 

,T — Selections from the Writings of John Wesley — Welch . PI C. Somerville 

J. Bible Biography E. H. Lugg 

A — Written Sermon CM. Barton 

A — Homiletical Suggestions C. M. Barton 



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First Year. 
EXAMINATION. 

Subject Examiner 

J — New Testament History — Rail E. G. Sandmeyer 

J — Evangelism — Hannan Chesteen Smith 

J — The Making of the Sermon — Pattison C. M. Barton 

A — The Art of Writing English — Brown and Barnes p. C. Somerville 

A — Human Behavior — Colvin and Bagley J. A. Biddle 

A — Homiletical Suggestions Chesteen Smith 

First Year. 
COLLATERAL. 
Subject 

J — The Pastor-Preacher — Quaylr 

J — Citizenship and Moral Reform — Langdale E. L. Tobie 

J— The Main Points — Brown C. F. Juvinall 

A — Francis Ashbury — Tipple G. V. Metzel 

A — Wesley's Sermons — Vol. I H. A. Keck 

Second Year. 
EXAMINATION. 
Subject Examiner 

J — Dictionary of the Bible (1-Vol. Edition) — Hasting.'^ A. L. Caseley 

J — The Bible in the Making— Smyth A. L. Caseley 

J — History of the Christian Church — Walker 

remitting pages 1—41) R. F. McDaniel 

A — The Pupil and the Teacher— Weigle C. W. Hamand 

A — The Graded S. S. in principle and practice — Meyer C. W. Hamand 

J — The Christian Pastor — Gladden A. C. Piersel 

A — Homiletical Suggestions H. S Jackson 

Second Year. 
COLLATERAL. 
Subject 
J — The Christian "View of the Old Testament — Eiselei 

.1 — How to Teach Religion — Betts 

,1 — The Church in the City — Lete 

J — The Country Serving the Community — Earp 

A — History of Methodism (Vol. I.) — Stevens 

A— Life of Luther— McGiffert 

A — Wesley's Sermon.s — (Vol. II.) . 



Examiner 
E. L. Tobie 



Examiner 

F. A. Havighurst 
H. S. Jackson 
.L A. Biddle 
J. A. Biddle 
J. E. Evan.s 

G. V. Metzel 
H. A. Keck 



Third Year. 
EXAMINATION 
Subject 

J — Beacon Lights of Prophecy — Knudson 

J — Foundations of Christian Belief — Strickland . . . 
J — Introduction to the Study of Sociology — Hayes 

A — The Religions of Mankind — Soper 

A — Parliamentarj' Practice — Neely 

A — Homiletical Suggestions 



Examiner 
F. A. Havighurst 
F. A. Mccarty 
E. L. Tobie 
H. A. Keck 
H. S. Jackson 
P. C. Somerville 



Third Year. 
COLLATERAL. 
Subject 

.1 — Studies in Christianity — Bowne 

J — The Church and Industrial Reconstruction 

J — Historj' of Methodism (Vol. II.) — Stevens 

A — Life of Phillips Brooks (Briefer edition) — Allen 

A — Modern premillenialism and the Christian Hope — Rail. 
A — The Methodist Review 



Examiner 
W. G. Pulliam 
E. G. Sandmeyei 
J. E. Evans 
G. V. Metzel 
E. H. Lugg 
W. A. Smith 



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Fourth Year. 
EXAMINATION 
Subject Exanuner 

J — Paul and His Epistles — Hayes W. G. Pulliam 

J — System of Christian Doctrine — Sheldon (Omitting Part 

1 and Appendix) H. W. McPherson 

A — The Five Great Philosophies of Life — Hyde A. C. Piersel 

A — The Book of Isaiah (Vol. l-II) — Smith P. A. Havighurst 

A — Homiletical Suggestions A. L. Caseley 

Fourth Year. 
COLLATERAL. 
Subject Examiner 

J — Missionary Morale — Miller Chesteen Smith 

J — Outhne of Christian Theology — Clarke H. W. McPherson 

J — Good Ministers of Jesus Christ — McDowell C. F. Juvinall 

A — History of Methodism (Vol. III.) — Stevens J. E. Evans 

A — The Methodist Review W. A. Smith 

Local Preachers. 

Deacon's Orders J. E. Evans 

Elder's Orders R. F. McDaniel 

Deans of Classes. 

The following are the Deans of the various classes. They have direct 
charge of the work of their respective classes. 

First Year '. E. L. Tobie 

Second Tear C. F. Juvinall 

Third Tear G. V. Metzel 

Fourth Tear F. A. Havighurst 

Supervisors and Places of Examination for 1921-1922. 



District 


Place of Examination 


Supervisor 




Bloomington, Grace Church 

Danville, St. James Church 

Urbana, Wesley Foundation 

Decatur, First Church 

Jacksonville, Centenary Church . . 

Greenfield 

Mattoon, First Church 

Paris First Church 


A. L. Caseley 
H. W. McPherson 
G. V. Metzel 
Chesteen Smith 


Champaign -Danville . 
Decatur 






Mattoon 


J. A. Armstrong 
C. F. B'uker 


Quincv 


A. S. Chapman 
C. F. W. Smith 
A. R. Grummon 
F. A. Havighurst 


Springfield 


Quincy, Vermont St. Church 

Pittsfield 

Springfield, First Church 





UNDERGRADUATES. 



Ambler, Harlow A. 
Baldridge, George Elsie 
Cochran. Harry A. 
Doland, Frank R. 
Evans, Harry R. 
Ford, Jual R. 
Graves, Samuel 



Marshall, Mead M. 
Melvin, J. FYed 



First Year 



Hoewing, Homer M. 
Lawrence, Leland L. 
Nordling, Clarence C. 
Ragan, Ray L. 
Snyder, Paul J. 
Suhm, Harold D. 



Second Year. 

Wroughton, Richard J. 



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Third Year. 



Buehholz, Fi-ed 
Carson, Paul E. 
Dill, Herman Hughes 
Ewers, Joseph D. 
Faulks, Merrill C. 
Haverfield, Ira S. 



Gross, James J. 
Keenan, Wilbur E. 
Leach, Howard 
Murrell, Jesse L. 
Neumeyer, Martin H. 



Admission on Trial. 

First Tear 

Second Year 

Third Tear 

Fourth Year 



Holmes, Guy W. 
Palmer, Elmer D. 
Stokes, Charles L. 
Talbot, Frederick J. 
T'^nderwood, Cliva R. 
Rudd, Boyd L. 



Fourth Year. 



Petty, Bert M. 
Reed, James D. 
Stewart, John T. 
Delap, Homer P. 



Honor Men. 



Jual R. Ford 89.05 per cent 

.J. Fred Melvin .95.66 per cent 

.Fred Buchholz 91.28 per cent. 

.James J. Gross 90.20 per cent 

•John T. Long 88.16 per cent 



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X. 

Memoirs. 

REV. W. M. CARTER. 

Wesley Mullen Cai-ter was born January 18, 1861, at 
Herfville, New Jersey, and passed from this life in the 
/ ^B parsonage home at Aubui-n, Illinois, April 27, 1921. 

A.^SH^JSIK Very early in life the Spirit whispered to the boy that 

God had laid his hand upon him for the ministry. When 
nineteen years of age he came to Illinois and began the 
preparation for his life work. He worked his way 
through school, attending the Illinois Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, at Bloomington, and later the Garrett Biblical 
Institute at Evanston, Illinois. 

June 10, 1891, he was united in marriage with Emily 
Rigg, and in September of the same year he entered the Illinois Annual Con- 
ference, serving the following charges: Minier, Easton, New Holland, Green 
Valley, Arrowsmith, Pleasant Plains, Jacksonville Circuit, Fisher, Mt. Pulaski, 
Blue Mound, Rochester and Auburn. 

Into the parsonage home six children came — Moss Pauline, Chai'les Clair, 
Constance Eleanor, Roy Lincoln, who still survive, and Emily Blossom and 
Wesley Leon, who are among the great company who welcomed Bro. Carter 
home. 

The world has few such men as Wesley Carter, and the Methodist ministry 
can ill spare him in these troubled times. In the home and family his life was 
such that his very presence made for good and confidence. Through the thirty 
years of his ministry he was always mindful of Him whom he served, who 
"went about doing good." Adown the long path of Bro. Carter's itinerary there 
are scattered everywhere the fair blossoms of kindly deeds and Christian char- 
ity. Though the pathway is marked with crosses, every milestone of the years 
has a record of souls brought into the Kingdom. 

Not only did Bro. Carter serve his Lord, but he v/as a true American 
citizen, and when the dark cloud of the late World War hung over the land 
he spent a year upon the farm, toiling that those who fopght Liberty's battles 
might be fed. 

As the years passed he seemed to develop constantly those fine Christian 
graces which are the adornments of a Christian life. His friends noted a 
constant growth and sweetness in his life, coupled with a most earnest and 
insistent desire to win souls, and continually to be about his Master's business. 
In the midst of his labors, with his heart full of plans for service, he 
heard his Saviour's voice and looking up with a smile, he was not, for God 
took him. 

His sickness was not long, and so the Reaper found us all unprepared to 
say farewell, but we know we shall meet him again in the morning of the 
Resui-rection. 

The faithful wife and four children and four grandchildren, with a host 
of friends, mourn his departure. But they recall Bro. Carter's favorite text, 
the last one upon which he had prepared a sermon, "At Evening Time It Shall 
Be Light," and they weep not as those who have no hope. They look forth 
with assurance to the meeting day that shall come to those who love and 
.verve their risen Lord. 

His funeral was held in the Auburn church, with E. L. Pletcher in charge, 
and interment was in Zion Cemetery, near Lincoln, Illinois. 



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J. P. EDGAR. 

John Perry Edgar, oldest child of James and Mar- 
garet Edgar, was born near Humbolt, Illinois, July 24, 
1863, and passed to his eternal home December 25, 1920. 
He was the son of Godly parents, who in his infancy 
consecrated him to God in Christian baptism. He was 
biought up under religious influences and careful Chris- 
tain training. In a brief diary which Brother Edgar kept 
he notes the fact that the practice of daily evening prayer 
has been observed all of his life, from earliest infancy, 

with the exception of about a year and a half in his 

early manhood. 
In February, 1882, he fully surrendered himself to God, and received a sat- 
isfying witness of his acceptance and salvation. Four years later he received 
his call from God to the ministry of His Word. In July of the same year he 
was licensed as a local preacher by the Rev. Horace Reed, presiding elder of 
the Mattoon District. 

Bro. Edgar's educational training was received in his home district school, 
the Areola High School, two summer terms in Lee's Academy of Loxa, Illinois, 
as special preparation for teaching, and Illinois Wesleyan University of Bloom- 
ington. He received a diploma from Lee's Academy and the degree of Ph.B. 
from Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Between the completion of his work in the Areola High School and his 
graduation from the university he taught three or four terms of school near 
his old home, which experience proved very valuable to him in his work of 
later years. 

While in the university he filled three student charges, Cooksville in 1890, 
Bloomington Circuit in 1891, and Shirley in 1892. ' In the last-named charge 
he was instrumental in securing the building of a new church, which marked 
his first triumph in constructive church work. 

He was admitted on trial in the Illinois Conference in the fall of 189.3, and 
ordained a Local Deacon. In 1897 he was ordained Elder. 

After admission to the conference he served the following charges: Ar- 
rowsmith, Atlanta, Blue Mound, Loving ton, Cerro Gordo, Kansas, Moweaqua, 
Hillsboro, Carrollton, Homer and Chrisman. His health failing, he took the 
Retired relation in the fall of 1918, and spent the last days of his life in Areola. 
The last sermon that he preached was the funeral sermon of ex -Senator Grace. 
On June 18, 1895. Brother Edgar was united in marriage to Miss Mary B. 
Wood of Sheldon, Illinois. For twenty-three years they wrought together, and 
God graciously owned their work in the salvation of many souls, and the build- 
ing up of the community life in all of their charges. 

God gave them two daughters, Florence M. and Irma B., who remain to 
companion and comfort their mother in her sore bereavement. 

As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, John Perry Edgar was a work- 
man who had no need to be ashamed. For twenty-five years he went in and 
out among his brethren of the ministry as a true Christian gentleman. In his 
preaching he loyally maintained those truths for which the Methodist Church 
stands. 

Deeply conscious of his own salvation, in his preaching he constantly in- 
sisted that a soul may have a satisfying experience of personal acceptance with 
God. He faithfully used the Word to lead souls into that experience. He 
preached a full Gospel witli great earnestness. 

He gave himself with utter self-abandon to his work in the ministry. 
He never spared himself, nor sought the easy field. He always sounded the 
evangelistic note, and he never was so happy as when in revival work. His 
glory was the exaltation of his Lord and the salvation of souls. 

As one of the fruits of his life work it was given to him to lead eight 



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young men into the ministry of the church he loved. What a rare joy it was, 
when the time of his own retirement came, to know that God had used him 
to secure other men to carry on the work he so reluctantly relinquished. 

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, his aged father, James Ed- 
gar, of Areola, and six brothers and sisters: W. T. Edgar of Humbolt, Miss 
Ora Edgar, J. Rue Edgar, L. R. Edgar, Miss Agnes Edgar and Harvey Edgar, 
all of Areola. His mother died in 1892. 

Funeral services were held in the Areola church, A. H. Flagg, pastor, offi- 
ciating, with many visiting ministers and friends in attendance. Interment 
was in the Humbolt cemetery. 



JONATHAN CLICK. 




Jonathan Glick was born in Columbus, Indiana, Feb- 
ruary 23, 1850, and passed to his reward August 15, 1921, 
from the Lakeview Hospital in Danville, Illinois. 

His parents were Aaron and Lucinda Glick, pioneer 
residents of Georgetown, Illinois, and loyal adherents 
of the "Faith of the fathers." For many years they 
were affiliated with the Lutheran church, but on mov- 
ing to Georgetown, Illinois, they became members of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, and remained faithful 
until their death. Brother Glick was early Christened 
in the Lutheran faith, but shortly after his conversion 
joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church, then later, in accordance with his 
convictions, united with the Methodist Episcopal church, in which he so faith- 
fully served for nearly half a century, 33 years in the active ministry. 

As a young man, teaching school. Brother Glick faced an unmistakalile 
call to the Christian ministry, but like many another, sought to push it aside, 
and for nearly a year the struggle waged within his own soul. Finally he 
gave himself to become a minister of the gospel. His preparation for his 
chosen calling included a year in De Pauw University, one year at Illinois 
Wesleyan University, and three years at Garrett Biblical Institute, from which 
institution he graduated in 1891. 

Brother Glick was always a student, a lover of books and one who con- 
stantly kept abreast with the best thought of his times. He was never happier 
than when deeply engrossed in his studies preparing to deliver a message to 
his congregation. Through his dynamic preaching of the Eternal Word more 
than 1,500 souls found their way to the Light during his ministry. 

Although Brother Glick was supremely concerned with evangelism, he 
accomplished much in the organization and building up of the material in- 
terests of the churches which he served. It was his privilege to organize 
what is now the Lincoln Street Church in Danville. This organization began 
with 17 charter members and durin? the first year a great revival was held 
which resulted in the addition of about 85 new members. He was pastor of 
our Newman Church at the timi of the building of that fine church edifice, 
at which time he led the forces on to victory. Many churches were repaired 
•and old debts liquidated during his years of service, and always his business 
ability was revealed in his efforts at building up the Kingdom. Brother Glick 
entered the Illinois Conference on trial in 1880 and subsequently was ordamed 
deacon and elder. He has served continuously in this Conference except two 
years spent in Kansas, where he had gone on account of his health and that 
of his family. He retired from the active work in 1913 and made his home in 
Georgetown. Illinois. 

The following charges constitute his assigned fields of labor: Pilot, Dan- 
ville Circuit, Stewardson, Humbolt, Murdock, Clayton, Illiopolls, Newman, 
Saybrook, Mt. Sterling, Mansfield, Atlanta and Chestnut, in the Illinois Con- 
ference, and Kiowa and Dighton in the Southwest Kansas Conference. 



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In 1877 Brother Click was married to Miss Susan Rogers, who passed 
a.way 18 months later, and in 1881 he was united in marriage to Miss Rosetta 
Lowther of Chrisman, III., and to this union was born one daughter, Olive 
Grace, who is now Mrs. R. N. Miller of En>poria, Kansas. Wife and daughter 
both survive him. 

Brother Click was a lover of his home and family. He spared no efforts 
to make them happy and was ever concerned with providing for their comfort. 
During his last days in the hospital he frequently called his family to his bed- 
side to tell them of his hopes and plans for their future. He tenderly laid his 
hands upon each head and gave them his fatherly blessing, praying that all 
might attain the highest ambitions of life and, above all things 
else, that they might always be "good soldiers of Jesus Christ." For his be- 
loved granddaughters, Charlotte and Guinevere Miller, Brother Click prayed 
that they might be given the best possible education and training to prepare 
them for valient and efficient service in the Master's Kingdom. 

For days before he passed to his coronation he thought and talked only 
of Heaven and the glories which await the redeemed. His room seemed aglow 
with unearthly light, the celestial chorus apparently ifilled the room with 
heavenly music, and those present were conscious of the abiding presence of 
the living Christ. Without sadness, but with declarations of triumph, a weary 
but victorious warrior approached his Chief, for he had fought a good fight, 
finished his course, kept the faith and had come to claim his well-earned 
crown. As he was slipping away, he was heard to say: "There is no river 
here; we are floating in Light," and a new day had dawned. It was morning. 
It was heaven. 

Besides those already named, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Good- 
ner, of Rochester, Indiana; Mrs. Malissa Gillespie, of Georgetown, Illinois; 
and four brothers, Aaron, of Perrysville, Indiana; Manasseh, of Hamilton, 
Missouri; Erasmus, of Rochester, Indiana, and Luther, of Georgetown. 

The funeral services were held August 19 in Georgetown, where he' had 
resided since August, 1917. About twenty of his brother ministers were pres- 
ent. At the house A. K. B'yrns, District Superintendent, was in charge, as- 
sisted by Rev. F. M. Ault and Samuel Pierce. S. N. Wakefield, pastor, was 
in charge at the church, assisted by W. H. Webster, G. Moore of the Friends 
church, Wesley Miller, H. C. Gibbs, H. W. M'Pherson and G. B. Scrimger, the 
last three making appropriate addresses. The male quartette from Newman, 
a former pastorate, furnished the music, and ministerial brethren acted as pall- 
bearers. Many friends from the former charges of the deceased were in at- 
tendance. Burial was in Woodland cemetery, Chrisman, Illinois. 



BRADLEY HUNGERFORD. 

Bradley Hungerford was born in the state of New York August 3, 1831, 
and died of cancer in the National Soldiers' Home in Sawtelle, California, 
June 24, 1921, after being bedfast from two to three weeks. In his native 
place he received his early education and training for the Methodist ministry. 
He was received on trial in the Illinois Annual Conference in 1853. His ap- 
pointments were as follows: Paradise, Shelbyville, Martinsville, Hillsboro, 
Warsaw and Petersburg. From 1861 to 1863 he was a Chaplain in the IT. S. 
army. His next charges were Urbana, Mt. Auburn and Hickory Grove. Chand- 
lerville, Rushville Circuit, Plymouth, Astoria and Centerville. He took a 
superannuate relation in 1871, and has been on the retired list ever since. 

In course of time he was united in marriage at Rushville, Illinois, to 
Anna Catherine Tate, a native of Kentucky. To this union three sons were 
born, one passing away in infancy, and Charles H., living in Cincinnati, Ohio, 
and Frank, residing in Sawtelle, California. Rev. Hungerford came to that 
state with his son Frank in 1899 and lived with him for one year in Los 
Angeles, after which he entered the Soldiers' Home, where he remained till 
hiis decease. He was a very regular attendant at the Protestant Chapel serv- 



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ices in the Home. He was quite popular witli liis fellow comrades, and was 
regarded as an intelligent, kind, courteous, in short, good man. Funeral serv. 
ices were conducted In the Home, Chaplain Dr. M. S. Kaufman in charge, with 
burial in Pacific Branch National Cemetery, California, grave No. 6121. 




H. W. MILLER. 



Henry W. Miller was born March 31, 1870, in Van 
Wert County, Ohio, and died at the Lutheran Hospital, 
Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 8, 1921. In early life he came 
with his parents, Nbah and Rebecca Miller-, to Wabash 
County, Indiana, where he graduated from the High 
School. He received larger educational equipment at 
Findlay College, Ohio. Brother Miller was reared a 
and polity of that church, and came into full com- 
Baptist, but was not in full harmony with the doctrines 
munion with the Methodist Episcopal church while sup- 
plying the Van Buren church, entering the ministry at 
20 years of age. Both as a supply and member of Conferences, his ministry 
covered a period of 25 years. He first served in the North Indiana Conference, 
the following charges: Van Buren; Grace Church, Marion; Cherubusco; La 
Fountaine; Sweetser and Ninth Street, Marion; Albany Circuit, and Cliar- 
lottsville. In 1915 he was transferred to the West Wisconsin Conference, where 
he labored for three and one-half years. He came to the Illinois Conference 
in 1918, and was appointed to Franklin charge. In 1919 he was sent to Ridge 
Farm, of which place he was pastor at the time of his decease. 

He was married in 1892 to Eva M. Bashford, of Ormas, Indiana. Four 
children came into their home, two sons and two daughters, one daughter 
goirLg hence prior to her father's decease. His surviving companion was a 
great assistant to him in his work, as a musician, leading his choruses. His 
last work was a two weeks' revival engagement in the Chrisman charge. 
Shortly afterward, last March, he went into a decline and has rendered but 
Jittle service since. Given leave of absence by his church, he went to the 
home of his sister in Cherubusco, Indiana, hoping to regain his health, but 
failing to do so, he entered the hospital, where his life soon ended. He de- 
sired to live that he might continue to serve his Master here, but his work 
was done, and he was ready to depart. His ministry was evangelistic, and 
many souls were saved under his labors, and the interests of the Kingdom 
advanced along both material and spiritual lines. His funeral was held in 
the Van Buren Methodist Episcopal church, the pastor, Ernest E. Lutes, in 
charge, with sermon by C. W. Hamand of the Illinois Conference. 



H. H. O'NEAL. 



Henry Harris O'Neal saw the light of day at Greencastle, Ind., May 28, 
1840, and fell on sleep at Bay View, Mich., June 30, 1921, at a ripe age. The 
youngest of a family of eight children, he was the sole survivor at his death. 
Left an orphan at 11, he was compelled to face the battle of life alone, except 
for the assistance of his older brothers and sister, with whom he was living 
near Bloomfield, Iowa, when he made his first assay in the Methodist itin- 
erancy. But little is recalled of his parents except that they were good 
Christian people of the Baptist faith. Early thrown on his own resources, 
he was hardened by the buffetings of fate. Who shall say that this was not 
preparation, by a Divine Providence, for those hardships of his later career, 
as a saddlebags itinerant. Two essential elements enter into the making of 
a great character first, the meeting and overcoming of difflculties and, second, 
the fixing of a goal toward which one presses with an indomitable will. 
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a marked degree. As the winds beat upon the oak of the forest, only to make 
it sturdier, so the adversities of his early life only made him stronger. The 
wonder is that under the circumstances he was not overwhelmed by them. 
But he rose to the occasion and developed a stalwart Christian character. 
At the same time he laid the foundations of a genuine education, in which 
the mind is disciplined and the will is set for a lifelong and progi-essive en- 
deavor at self-development. Though he never had more, in the way of higher 
education, than a Normal Course, which he first pursued with the intention 
of making teaching his profession, he became a well-read, self-educated man, 
oftimes to the surprise of those who knew his early limitations. Converted 
at 15, he taught school at 16, and at 18 entered Troy Academy. Then he 
took up the itinerant life at the call of Presiding Elder Burgess, who, in 1859, 
licensed him to preach and sent him to a far away point, Sidney, a circuit of 
magnificent distances. A horse, which died when he reached his destination, 
and the usual saddlebags equipment were his only tools. A friendly minister 
with whom he "rode and tied" in accordance with early custom assisted him 
back home after his year's work. Traveling was arduous and dangerous, for 
rogues called "bushwhackers" infested the highways; compensation was al- 
most nothing and results meager, but the call to preach was on the soul of 
the young man and, in the year 1860, he was received on trial in the Western 
Iowa Conference and sent to Glenwood, Iowa. Here the young, unmarried 
preacher was entertained at the hospitable home of the Windhams, and here 
he met and won and wedded the daughter of the family, Lemira, who had 
been attending Iowa Wesleyan University at Mt. Pleasant. As in not a few 
cases on record, the grand passion won out in competition with the dream 
of college degrees for both, and they were married and devoted themselves, 
with an almost idyllic love for each other, to the Methodist itinerancy for 
over 51 years, until Dr. O'Neal's retirement. The record shows that he served 
Glenwood, Sidney, Council Bluffs, Onawa and Sioux City in the Western 
Iowa Conference; Winterset, Boone, Chariton, Weslej^ Chapel, Des Moines, 
Red Oak, the Corning District, Clarida and Prospect Park in the Des Moines 
Conference; Kimber Church, Danville; Grace, Decatur; First, Champaign; 
First, Shelby ville; Charleston; Grace, Jacksonville; Monticello and Macon in 
the Illinois Conference. Since 1909 he has been on the retired list. Twice he 
represented his Conference in the General Conference and for ten j^ears he 
was Secretary of the Des Moines Conference. After his retirement he dis- 
charged a beautiful ministry to the colored people by teaching history in 
Walden University, and thereby greatly endeared himself to the colored race. 
His grand passion, however, was preaching. He was like a boy in gleeful 
anticipation when he was preparing for his pulpit ministrations. He de- 
livered a thoughtful, logical, well-constructed message with unction and 
power. He had wrought out two fine lectures on "The French Revolution" 
and "Napoleon," which he gave on the Chautauqua platform, as well as a 
series of sermons on the "Creative Days." In all his ministry he was highly 
blessed and encouraged by a wife who was uniquely fitted to be a minister's 
companion. No one but the mistress of the parsnage knows what extraor- 
dinarj' grace, good judgment and exceptional consecration to a peculiarly 
sacrificial life it takes to be a preacher's wife. Lemira Windham had the quali- 
fications to an unusual degree. • She preceded her husband in death by five 
months. Indeed, he never fully recovered from the loss and grief of her going. 
Stricken suddenly with paralysis on the night of June 26th, at Bay View, 
Mich., where he had a summer cottage, in four days the end came. Funeral 
services were conducted at Bay View by Dr. Eugene M. Antrim, Superin- 
tendent of the Springfield District, and the interment tOok place at Glenwood, 
Iowa, where slept the dust of the loved wife. Funeral services were con- 
ducted there by Rev. C. A. Ward, a former associate of olden days in the 
Conference. 



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T. A. PARKER. 

Dr. Thomas Asbury Parker, a very prominent Methodist ministex', was 
born in New Albany, Indiana, February 22, 1838, and ascended from Cham- 
paign, Illinois, June 18, 1921. When eleven years of age he moved with his 
parents to such an educational atmosphere as was found in Lebanon, Illinois, 
where young Thomas, at 18, graduated with the class of 1856 from M'Kendree 
College, Following graduation he entered a physician's office in St. Louis 
preparatory to taking a course in medicine. After receiving his certificate 
he went to Topeka, Kansas, as a practicing psysician. While in Topeka he 
accepted a call to the chair of English literature and became a member of 
the first faculty of Baker University, in Baldwin, Kansas. Aftei-ward he was 
Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Missouri, Principal of 
Northwestern Collegiate Institute, and President of St. Charles College, He 
filled many other important special positions. For 19 years he was Grand 
Prelate of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templar, of Illinois, a record 
never before attained. Early in the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the 
12th Regiment, Kansas Volunteers, and received the appointment as Chap- 
lain, with a Captain's commission. He was Chaplain of the Missouri House 
of Representatives, and also in the Legislature in Springfield, Illinois. He 
was a prominent member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and for twelve 
years was Chaplain of the Soldiers' Home at Danville, Illinois, holding this 
position till his retirement six years ago. 

Dr. Parker was in the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church for 
60 years, first entering the Kansas Conference in 1861. For 47 years he had 
been connected with the Illinois Conference, transferring here in 1874, after 
making pastoral records in Topeka, Kansas, and Hannibal, Missouri, Since 
that time he has served the following charges, and filled the other positions 
named: Rushville; Bloomington, First Church; Danville, North Street; 
Springfield, First Church; Lincoln; Champaign District; Decatur, First 
Church; Beardstown; Delavan; Taylorville; Mason City; Seymour, and Su- 
perintendent of the Domestic Missionary and Church Aid Society of the 
Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He was a 
high grade man as a type of the perfect Christian gentleman. Dr. Parker 
was also quite widely known as a writer and lecturer. Since his retirement 
he had resided in Champaign, Illinois. 

Dr. Parker's wife passed away about six years ago. Surviving him are 
his sister, Mrs. Kate Parker Bryant, of Chicago, and four children: Mrs. A. 
H, Sperry, of Champaign; Mrs. Richard J. Cody,- of Evanston, and Mrs. Henry 
E. Dwight, and Walter A. Parker, of Chicago, 

Funeral services were conducted by Dr. H. A. Keck, his pastor, with in- 
terment in Woodlawn cemetery. 



MRS. T. M. DILLON. 

Mrs, Caroline A. Dillon, widow of Rev. T. M. Dillon, was born in Spring- 
field, 111., September 1, 1843, and died at Williamsville, 111., at the home of 
her daughters, Mrs. Samuel Byers and Miss Dora, November 12, 1920. 

Mrs. Dillon was the daughter of Sullivan and Lydia Conant, and was the 
last member of the immediate Conant family. In early life Mrs. Dillon was 
converted and united with the Presbyterian church, of which she remained 
a member until her marriage to Rev. Dillon, June 2, 1868, who was a member 
of the Illinois Conference. She then united with the Methodist Episcopal 
church. For thirty-five years Mrs. Dillon shared the trials and triumphs of 
a Methodist itinerant, gracing the parsonage home where her husband 
labored, with that sweet, gentle. Christlike spirit which she so abundantly 
possessed. 

Mrs. Dillon considered not only her own interests, but always the interests 
of others, being kind and considerate at all times. Having no children of 



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her own, she and her husband, in order that two little motherless girls, aged 
two and four, might not be separated, adopted them and she bestowed upon 
them a mother's love and care, and for the past thirty-three years there has 
been an undying love between mother and daughters. 

During the past three or four years Mrs. Dillon had been in failing health, 
and when the end was approaching, not being able any longer to communicate 
with her daughters or friends, one afternoon the sunshine of God's love and 
glory shone into her soul and with a face shining like the face of an angel, 
she opened her eyes and triumphantly exclaimed, "Oh, joy! Oh, joy!" Then 
she broke into singing "Jesus, Lover of My Soul," and "O Happy Day," and 
soon was not, for God took her. While the outer consciousness failed to 
function, the inner was ever alive to those things which became a veritable 
part of her being. 

Mrs. Dillon leaves her two daughters and two grand-children, Virginia 
and Mildred Byers. 

Funeral services were held in Springfield November 15, 1920. conducted 
by Royal "W. Ennis, assisted by E. S. Vorbeck, of Williamsville, and T. B. 
Wright, of Niantic. Interment was in the Oak Ridge cemetery by the side 
of the remains of her husband. 



MRS. P. F. GAY. 

Amy S. Gay, widow of the Rev. P. F. Gay, was born in New York State, 
May 3, 1841', and died November 17, 1920, after an illness of six years' dura- 
tion. When nine years of age she moved with her parents to Wisconsin, and 
was married to Philip F. Gay, later of the Illinois Conference Methodist 
Episcopal church, September 5, 1S60, who passed away about ten years ago. 
For about half a century they walked the pathway of life together, and for 
the larger part of that time mutually shared together the experiences of the 
itinerant Methodist preacher, in many charges. She was a true preacher's 
companion in all her relationships. 

Since her husband's death she had made her home with her daughter, 
Mrs. Flora S. M'Afee, of Cincinnati, Ohio, from which home she departed this 
life. Another of her three children survives her. Mrs. Minnie G. Osborne, of 
Santa Barbara, California. The son, Francis E. Gay. went hence about four 
years ago. Her remains were taken to Ohlman, Illinois, where funeral serv- 
ices were held, with interment in the Rosamond cemetery, beside the dust of 
her deceased husband. 



MRS. A. Y. GRAHAM. 

Martha Louisa Drake was born near Halifax, En.g- 
land. November 4. 1S34, and went to her reward March 
24, 1921. She .was the daughter of Rev. George and Anne 
De Mitten Drake, sturdy pioneers of Methodism. She 
was one of a family of six children, only one of whom 
is living. Mrs. G. B. Day. of Los Angeles. California. In 
1852 her father came with his family to Illinois, making 
their home in Chicago. On December 3, 1861. she was 
married to Rev. Adam Young Graham, and was a de- 
voted helper with him in the work of the ministry for 
forty years, till he was called hence August 3, 1903. 
To rear and educate a family on their meager salary meant a life of .sacri- 
fice; but Mrs. Graham gave instruction in music for over sixty years, until 
her 79th year. Thus she supplemented the husband's salary. 

To this union were born four children, a son who died in infancy: E. N., 
who died in 1888; Georgiana Campbell, who died in 1907, and Miss Bertha, 
who with loving solicitude cai-ed for her mother during her declining years 




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of affliction. Besides these, four grand-children survive, E. J. Campbell, pas- 
tor of the Sullivan (Illinois) Methodist Episcopal church; Donald Campbell, 
member of the Illinois Bar, of Evanston, Illinois; Gladys Campbell, head of 
the English department, Streator, Illinois, and Horace G. Campbell, physician 
at the Government Hospital at Ancon, Canal Zone. 

Those who knew her found in Mrs. Graham a woman of noble character, 
high attainment and sympathetic spirit, whose influence was gracious and 
whose life was uplifting. "None knew her but to love her, or named her but 
to praise." Funeral sei'vices were held in the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Westfleld, Illinois, conducted by her pastor, B. M. Petty, with interment in 
Maple Hill cemetery. 



MRS. J. W. HENNINGER. 

Clara Kimlin Henninger, widow of the late Rev. J. W. Henninger, passed 
to her reward May 12, 1921, in Bloomington, Illinois, after a lingering illness. 
She was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Kimlin, of Quincy, Illinois. She 
was born February 7, 1868, at Lindley, Missouri. She graduated from Chad- 
dock College, in Quincy, and later took a course of study at the New England 
Conservatory of Music, at Boston, Massachusetts. She also had special 
training for teaching at the Carbondale (Illinois) Normal School, from which 
place she went to Charleston, Illinois, as teacher of mathematics and his- 
tory in the High School. Mr. Henninger was at that time Superintendent of 
Schools at Charleston, and the friendship there formed ripened into love, 
and resulted in their marriage, September 2, 1891. 

Mrs. Henninger has been an active and devoted Christian and member of 
the church practically all her life. She had a most gracious and winning per- 
sonality. She was in full sympathy with her husband in his educational 
career, and entered fully into co-operation with him in his work as a minister 
of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her service in this capacity began with his en- 
trance into the Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church 
in 1911, serving with him two years in the pastorate at Gays, Illinois. In 1913 
they moved to Bloomington, Illinois, where they lived together till his death, 
July 25, 1918. He first acted as endowment secretary for the Illinois Wesleyan 
University, for one year, and was then elected to the chair of Philosophy and 
Social Science in the Wesleyan, which position he held to the end of life, 
meanwhile also serving as pastor of the M. E. Church at Gridley, Illinois. 
During all this time he and his family lived in Bloomington, as a matter of 
convenience, and because of the educational facllfties afforded for his children 
in the university. All this time, also, Mrs. Henninger was active In Sunday 
School and Missionary work, at first in First church and afterward, because 
of location in a change of residence, in Grace church. She was a prominent 
oflacer in the local and District Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, and ren- 
dered valuable services therein. She was a constant attendant at all the 
services of the church, including the prayer meeting, until failing health com- 
pelled a cessation of such attendance. She, suffered greatly toward the last, 
but endured with remarkable patience and Christian fortitude, as seeing Him 
who is invisible. 

Three children came into her home, two of whom, Ellen Louise and Julia 
Kimlin, survive, the son, Thomas John, having, six weeks earlier, preceded 
his mother in his exit out of this life. She is also survived by her mother 
and the following brothers and sisters: Walter Kimlin, of Denver, Colorado; 
Arthur Kimlin and Mrs. W. M. C. Bryan, of St. Douis, Missouri; Miss Julia 
Kimlin and Mrs. C. K. Carpenter, of Chicago; A. E. Kimlin, of Quincy, and 
Mrs. T. M. Barger, of Normal, Illinois. 

After a brief house service, A. L. Caseley, her pastor, was in charge of 
the service at Grace church, assisted by Dr. A. C. Piersel. "Lead, Kindly 
Light," was among the hymns used, and the pall bearers were members of the 
Wesleyan faculty. Interment was in Parkhill cemetery, Bloomington, beside 
the remains of her husband. 



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MRS. BRADLEY HUNGERFORD. 

Anna Catherine Tate was born in Macomb, Illinois, April 3, 1838, and 
passed hence January 24, 1921, at the Methodist Episcopal Old People's Home 
in Chicago, Illinois. She was married to Rev. Bradley Hungerford, of the 
Illinois Annual Conference, whose memoir appears in this memorial list. The 
three sons who came into their home are accounted for in the sketch of his 
life. Her people lived in the East, and she spent much of her time with them, 
though she made several trips to the Pacific Coast to visit her husband and 
son who lived in California. Funeral services were conducted in the Home 
January 25, 1921, by Dr. Harlow V. Holt, with interment in Knoxville, Illinois. 



MRS. J. G. LITTLE. 

Elizabeth Payson Little was born in Fremont, New Hampshire, August 
8, 1834, and entered into the larger life January 31, 1921, at Perry, Iowa. Her 
early youth was lived in her native state and in Maine and Massachusetts, 
where she was privileged to enjoy excellent educational advantages, together 
with some business experience with her father, a manufacturer. In the 
spring of 1857 she left her New England home, coming west to Decatur, 
Illinois, where she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Little, a college class 
mate, who at that time was teaching school, but who. feeling a call to 
preach, joined the Illinois Conference in the same year. For twenty-five 
years they labored together in various charges of the Conference, following 
which Rev. Little took a supernumerary relation, the family removing to 
Perry, Iowa, which was their home until death closed the earthly career 
of the husband, July 10, 1906. During the years spent together in Iowa, 
they both gave of their time and labor to questions of local and state- 
wide interest. Rev. Little being very active in the promotion of Prohibition 
sentiment and Mrs. Little a never tiring worker in the cause of Equal Suf- 
frage and of the American Home Finding Association, of which she was 
a District Superintendent for a number of years. This last work called her 
into various sections of the state where her appeal for financial support of 
the work, and especially the placing of nearly a score of homeless children 
in childless homes, will cause her name to be remembered with gratitude 
by the many so benefited. 

Mrs. Little was a woman of unusual personality, one whom to know was 
to admire because of her broad sympathy, an ability to inspire high ideals 
in the young, keen intellect and a capacity for leadership. She is survived 
by one son, three daughtei's, five grandchildren and one great-grandson, and 
though having lived to the advanced age of eighty-six years, she maintained a 
keen interest in public affairs and enjoyed the satisfaction of .seeing Pro- 
hibition and Equal Suffrage embodied in the National Constitution. Her 
life was lived for God and humanity, unselfish, noble, splendid, and as such 
will be a precious memory to children and friends. 



MRS. w. N. Mcelroy. 

On Friday morning, April 8, 1921, at Springfield, Illinois, Mrs. W. N. 
McElroy went to her eternal reward. Stasira Maria Pasteur was born July 
6, 1835, at Warrenton, Ohio. With her parents she moved to Griggsville, 
Illinois in 1840. Here she received an excellent education for those days in 
a woman's seminary at that time located at Griggsville, of which institution 
she was a graduate. 

In early girlhood she became a disciple of the Master and throughout 
her long life she confirmed the testimony of her lips by a refined, sincere, 
unselfish and highly useful life. Her parents being Presbyterians, she was 
a member of that church until the time of her marriage, when she trans- 
ferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

She was married October 7, 1856, to William N. McElroy, who was at 



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that time a school teacher and lived in Griggsville, but who soon was to 
become one of the most distinguished ministers in the Illinois Annual Con- 
ference. For more than half a century she shared with him the self-denials 
'of a Methodist minister. Together with her husband she followed the call 
of the church to many responsible fields of labor and together with him she 
rose to distinction and honor in the work of the ministry. Cheerfully and 
with earnest endeavor she sought to perform the noble tasks devolving upon 
a faithful pastor's wife. Loyally and efficiently she filled the place of a 
minister's wife in the following places: Naples, Havana, Shelby ville, Bloom- 
ington, Champaign, Danville, Decatur, Jacksonville and Springfield. Thirty- 
five years of her life were spent in Springfield — twenty-seven of these while 
her husband was still in the work of the ministry. Her consistent Chris- 
tian life, her gentle spirit, her cultured mind, her excellent judgment, left 
their impress upon the communities whei-e she lived. In quiet, unostenta- 
tious ways, but always with genuine devotion and a fine understanding of 
what was needed, she served the interests of the church to which her hus- 
band was appointed and won the admiration and loving esteem of many 
friends in every community where she lived. 

Her life revealed itself in rare beauty in the home over which she pre- 
sided with queenly dignity. She was blessed with five children — three 
daughters, Martha, who died in infancy; Alice, who at the age of seven was 
killed in a runaway accident, and Mary, wife of Thomas Crowner, who 
died in 1896; and two surviving sons, Charles of Decatur, and Robert of 
Springfield, who was given the glad privilege of ministering to his mother 
during the decHning years of her life. Her husband, Dr. W. N. McElroy, died 
in 1913. 

Mrs. McElroy's last days seemed unclouded. She retained her interest in 
people and in the onward march of events. Almost to the last she was still 
a reader of good books. She came down to old age in an almost ideal way. 
With a body growing frail but apparently free from disease, with optimistic 
spirit, with mind strong and clear to the last day, and with loved ones min- 
istering in filial affection, and, above all, with an unswerving faith in God 
and a glorious hope for the future — of her it could have been truly predicted: 
"At evening time it shall be light." 

Her funeral services were conducted at the residence in Springfield by 
the pastor. Dr. Freeman A. Havighurst, assisted by Dr. S. H. Whitlock, and 
her body was laid to rest in beautiful Oak Ridge cemetery in Springfield. 



MRS. W. McK. McELFRESH. 

Mrs. Matilda McElfresh, widow of William McKen- 
dree McElfresh, fell asleep at her home in Jackson- 
ville, 111., Thanksgiving Day, November 2i5, 1920. Her 
maiden name was Brelsford. She was born in Dublin, 
Ohio, April 2, 1833. She was the daughter of Abner and 
Eliza Brelsford. Being left motherless at the age of 
seven years, she grew to womanhood In the home of 
her uncle, George Ebey, of Winchester, 111. Here she 
was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church under the ministry of W. J. Rutledge, in 1848. 
In October, 1853, she was united in marriage with Wm. 
McK, McElfresh, and for forty-four years shared with her husband the joys 
and sorrows of an itinerant ministry. She was in the highest and finest sense 
of the word the help meet of her husband and gave herself without stint in 
every form of loving service. She was educated in the public schools of Scott 
County and in the Illinois Woman's College at Jacksonville. She was the 
mother of four children, but is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Blair, 
of Jacksonville, 111. When the Rev. Mr. McElfresh retired from the active 
ministry he located in Jacksonville, where he died eleven years ago and where 
his wife has been in the work of Centenary Church for twenty -five years. 




1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 123 

Sister McElfresh was happily spared many of the infirmities which come with 
advancing years and never lost that sweetness of soul nor the sunniness of 
outlook which characterized this saint of God and endeared her beyond words 
to express to neighbors and friends. Funeral services were conducted by her 
pastor, the Rev. D. V. Gowdy, assisted by the district superintendent, E. L. 
Pletcher, the Rev. T. H. Tull, and Dr. Joseph R. Harker, November 27, in Cen- 
tenary Church, and the body laid to rest in Diamond Grove Cemetery. 




MRS. S. A. MclNTOSH. 

Laura E. Mcintosh, wife of Reverend S. A. Mcintosh, 
was born at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, on the fourth day of 
February, 1855, and died at Warrensburg, Illinois, March 
16, 1921, after practically two years of continued suffer- 
ing and three weeks of confinement to a sick-bed, which 
proved to be her death couch, passing on to her crowning 
reward. 

She was the daughter of David J. and Elizabeth Hicks, 
both of whom preceded her in death many years ago. She 
grew to beautiful womanhood in and about Mt. Vernon, 
Illinois, attending the schools of her day, thereafter be- 
coming a teacher herself. After her mother's death, being the only one of the 
daughters left at home, she kept the old home together, living with her two 
unmarried brothers, W. D. and David Edward Hicks, the older in business and 
the younger in school. 

On December 28, 1881, she was united in marriage to S. A. Miclntosh, to 
whom were born five sons, all of whom have grown to full manhood, now 
surviving her, as follows: James W., of Danville, Illinois; Harry E., of Ithica, 
Michigan; S. Roy, of Rockford, Illinois; Loy N., of Chicago, and Frazier E-, 
Lieutenant, U. S. Army, now stationed in Paris, France. 

When a girl she was converted under the labors of the Rev. Harper, who 
delivered the sermon from these woi'ds; "If Thou wilt, Thou canst make me 
clean." She, though young in years, became at once a devout worker in the 
Kingdom of her Lord, and by the side of her husband in all the pastorates 
whi6h they held until nearly two years ago, when she became disabled with 
the disease which terminated in her death. 

It is perhaps not too much to say that although she was seldom able to 
meet with those engaged in the active duties of the Chui'ch, she won the 
hearts of all who knew her since with her husband she came to Warrensburg 
last fall. This has always been the history of her life in every place in which 
she served her Master. 

Besides her bereaved husband she leaves her surviving five sons, seven 
grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters and a host of friends to mourn her 
going. The brothers are as follows: J. H. Hicks, of Ina, 111.; Isaac Hicks, of 
Bonnie, 111.; John T., of Woodlawn, 111., who was piesent when she passed 
away, and David E. Hicks, of Waltonville, 111., all of whom except the last 
saw her recently; her two sisters, Mrs. Mary Gilbert, of Hinton, Okla., and 
Ada Gilbert, of Granite City, 111., neither of whom had the opportunity to be 
with her in her last illness. 

Thus passes to her home, where the many mansions are, a mother and 
wife whose life has been the inspiration and guiding star of her family, a 
devout Christian, a faithful wife and loving mother. Her place no one can 
fill. Her price is above rubies, and her reward is eternal. With her hand's 
ever stretching out to serve and to 1)less. .she has gone to Ijeckon us on. 



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MRS. H. K. ONEAL. 

Lamlra Laughlin Windham was born May 28, 1842, at White Cloud, Noda- 
way County, Mo. She was the second of six children. In September, 1859, 
she matriculated in Iowa Wesleyan University, a famous institution of learn- 
ing, which had as its president that prince of pioneer educators. Dr. Charles 
Elliott. Hers was a class of boys and girls who eventually became famous, 
among whom were Judge John Woolson, the Rev. Henry B. Heacock, and 
the Rev. Leroy Vernon, who founded the Methodist Mission in Rome, Italy. 
August 28, 1861, Lamira Windham was united in marriage to the Rev. H. H. 
O'Neal, who was the pastor of the Glenwood (Iowa) Methodist Episcopal 
Church, the ceremony being performed by that famous old circuit rider, the 
Rev. William H. Goode. To them were born five children: Gertrude, deceased; 
Ernest Wray, of Rock River Conference; Bertha Elizabeth, now Mrs. C. A. 
Cole, of Lakeland, Fla.; Jessie Blanche, deceased, and Mira Maria, deceased. 
For fifty years she was the vital inspiration and companion of her husband 
in the active ministry of a Methodist itinerant, which carried them through 
thirty years of service in the Des Moines Conference of Iowa and twenty 
years in the Illinois Conference. On retiring from the active work, they lived 
on a fruit ranch at Lakeland, Fla. Whoever met Mrs. O'Neal knew of her re- 
markable equipment for doing good and serving well in this needy world. 
Her equipoise of .character, her vital mentality, her musical ability, both as 
singer and trainer, her literary equipment, her tine sense of human nature, 
her conscious fellowship with God and her at-homeness with the deep things 
of the Bible and the spiritual realm, carried her with momentum into leader- 
ship wherever she moved. In the fall of 1919' Mrs. O'Neal developed Bright's 
disease and for the months that followed to the day of her death, January 13, 
1921, she suffered with ever-increasing agony, keeping her in bed for twelve 
months and making her last weeks a tragedy of keenest distress — and yet, 
a revelation of the grace-filled spirit which knew no word of complaint. To 
her daughter, who never failed for a single moment to be at hand during all 
these days of strain, and to her husband, whose heart was torn with the un- 
remitting suffering, there abides one gi-eat fact of comfort, and that is, she 
has peace after pain and joy after sorrow. 

The funeral was in the old Glenwood (Iowa) Cemetery, the location of 
Dr. O'Neal's first pastorate and where Mrs. O'Neal met and and married the 
companion of the years of their itinerant ministry. 



MRS. W. M. REED. 

Esther Hull was born in Randolph County, Illinois, January 2, 1829. Her 
parents were among the first settlers in that county, locating about seven 
miles from Kaskaskia in 1822. Lewis Hull, the father, and the mother, Mar- 
tha Smith, were married in Virginia in 1821, whence they moved to their 
Illinois home. They were devout Methodist people. The father was a class 
leader for ten years and his home was a regular preaching place. Two of 
the early preachers that are remembered by Mrs. Reed were John Drew and 
John Van Cleve, the former of whom baptized her in 1833. Her father died 
in 1834, leaving the mother to care for four girls and two boys. She removed 
to Pike County, Illinois, and purchased a farm about eighteen miles from 
Quincy, where she reared her fam:ly. giving them the best education the 
schools of the time would affoi-d. The daughter, Esther, continued her studies 
and taught school for some time in the vicinity of her home. She early felt 
it to be her duty to lead a Christian life but resisted it for some years, One 
day in February, 1842, she heard a sermon by Rev. Edward Troy of the 
Illinois Conference, from the text: Rev. 22:17. She was happily converted at 
the close of the sermon and soon saw a number of her classmates enter upon 
a Christian life. 

She was twice married, first to Charles Hamilton, on the 17th of May, 
1848. To them were born three children. In 1860 she was married to W. M. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



Reed, of the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. To them 
was born one child, Henry T. Reed. With each marriage she assumed the 
duties of a stepmother. Rev. W. M. Reed d:ed August 2, 1902. Their appoint- 
ments were Milton, Jacksonville Circuit, Chatham Paris, Shelbyville, White 
Hall, Carrollton, Mechanicsburg, Yirden, Areola, North Jacksonville, West 
Jacksonville, Winchester, Naples and Meredosia, Camp Point, Clayton, War- 
saw and Mendon. During these years they witnessed over two thousand 
conversions as the fruit of their labors. They leave eight children, Wm. H., 
Elvira and Burl Hamilton, Henry T. Reed, Joseph Reed, Lucy Frazer, Nellie 
Frazer and Libbie Sparks. 

There are nineteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She 
began after conversion at once a close study of the Bible, and in time found 
the way to the higher life hid with Christ in God, and this she has ever 
found to be a blessed way of peace and joy. 

She passed away December 10, 1920, and funeral services were held 
December 13, Benjamin Howard officiating. A scriptural lesson and hymns 
of her own selection were used. The interment was at Evergreen cemetery 
in Riverside, California. 



MRS- JOSEPH WINTERBOTTOM. 

Elizabetli Gillham, daughter of Erastus L. and Elizabeth Becroft Gillham, 
was born in Scott County, Illinois, May 23, 1S55. She graduated from the 
Illinois Woman's College in Jacksonville, with her sister, Hester A., in the 
class of 1876. On October 4, 1876, she was married to Rev. Joseph Winter- 
bottom, and began the life of an itinerant preachei-'s wife in the ministry 
of the Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, serving 
with her husband in the following pastoral charges: Bement, Virden, Me- 
chanicsburg, Taylorville, Greenfield, Saybrook, Rossville, West Jacksonville, 
Chapin, Lynville and Literberry. After a quai'ter of a century in the effective 
ranks, she retired with her husband in 1900, and lived in Jacksonville until 
his death, March 27, 1904. Four children were born to them, Elizabeth, wife 
of Dr. Howard T. Carriel, and a graduate of her mother's Alma Mater and of 
the Ohio Wesleyan University; the three sons, James G., Joseph Erastus and 
Jesse Newton, all of whom are graduates of the Illinois College, of Jackson- 
ville. Mrs. Winterbottom was a cousin of C. R. Morrison, of the Illinois Con- 
ference. She was very devoted to her family, and verj' conscientious in her 
church work, making many friends in the pastorates served by her husband. 
At the time of her death, which occurred August 17, 1919, she was making 
her home with her sons in Chicago, and was a member of St. James Meth- 
odist Episcopal church. Besides her children, she leaves one sister, Hester 
A. Willard, of Chapin, Illinois. Her remains were brought to Jacksonville 
for interment, and were placed beside the dust of her husband in Diamond 
Grove Cemetery. (Memoir was not available at an earlier date.) 



MRS. J. F. WOHLFARTH. 

Mrs. Louisa R. Wohlfarth was the youngest child in a family of twelve 
children of William and Judith Rothermel. She was born in Mahanoy, Pa., 
March 28, 1851, and died in Mason City, 111., May 6, 1921. 

At Treverton, Pa., October 7. 1873, she was united in mai'riage to Rev. 
J. F. Wohlfarth, then a minister in the Evangelical Association, and for more 
than forty-seven years she has shared with him the vicissitudes of an itin- 
erant ministry. 

Their union was blessed with three children, Howard R. Wohlfarth, of 
Champaign, 111.; Mrs. Ora H. Brown, of Pana, 111., and Mrs. J. H. Kelker, of 
Quincy. 111., all living and present at the funei-al service. She also had three 
grandchildren, Louisa and William M'^ohlfarth and Everett Wohlfarth Brown. 



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They came west in 1878 and settled in Missouri first, and a few years 
later in Illinois. Since 1882 they have labored within the bounds of the 
Illinois Conference, serving the following charges: Augusta, Paloma, Quincy, 
Griggsville, Monticello, Urbana, Rushville, Decatur, Shelbyville, Pana, Quincy 
District, Sullivan, Rossville and Mason City. 

Mrs. Wohlfarth gave her heart to Christ the same year her husband was 
converted, in early life. She was always a quiet and lovable Christian char- 
acter, very discreet in all her ways, making friends everywhere she lived, and 
never losing one of them by any word or act of hers. Her home was her 
pride and was always well kept. It was a place of generous hospitality as 
long as she enjoyed reasonable health; ministers and others always received 
a cordial welcome to its comforts. 

She had a great desire to live in a home of her own for a few years after 
her husband should retire from the active ministry. But this was not to 
be. Because of poor health in the past decade she was obliged to look on 
rather than take part in many church activities. She could not attend all 
the services of the church, but when she did those who met her were im- 
pressed with her gentle manners. 

She was a devoted mother. Her children all rise up to bless her memory. 
Her husband found in her all the excellencies of a good wife. The communi- 
ties in which she lived were always made better by her cheery smiles and 
radiant life. She was a true friend to all who knew her, and to know her 
was to really love her. 

Her only surviving sister is Mrs. Susan Wright, of Philadelphia, Pa. 
She had many nephews and nieces in the East and West, and many others who 
will mourn her departure. 

Funeral services were held in Mason City May 9th, and in Champaign 
May 10, 1921. C. M. Duncan was in charge in the former city, and H. A. 
Keck in the latter, assisted by S. H. Whitlock. Interment was in the ceme- 
tery at Urbana, Illinois. 




MRS. PRESTON WOOD, SR. 

Jane Keziah Christian was born in Montgomery 
County, Illinois, Noveraber 13, 1831. She was the daugh- 
ter of Thomas Caldwell and Lydia Grantham Christian. 
She was united in marriage to the Rev. Preston 
Wood at Hillsboro, Illinois, August 8, 1853. Among the 
charges they served together were: Hillsboro, Beards- 
town, Waverly, LeRoy, Decatur, Atlanta, Clinton, Lin- 
coln, Carlinville and the Danville, Bloomington, Griggs- 
ville and Springfield districts. 

Nine children were born to them. Of these, Eliza- 
beth, Eva Ellen, Charles Edward and the Rev. Preston, 
Jr., preceded her to the Heavenly Home. Those remaining are: Gen. William 
T. Wood, U. S. A., Washington, D. C; Mrs. Mary W. Phillips, wife of the 
Rev. W. S. Phillips of this Conference; Mrs Anne W. Galford of Clear Lake, 
Iowa; Miss Catherine Wood and Albert L. Wood of Jacksonville. 

In 1904, a year after the death of her husband, Mrs. Wood removed from 
Springfield to Jacksonville, where she built a home and lived quietly until 
the summons came, October 25, 1920. Interment was in Oak Ridge Cemetery, 
Springfield, beside the body of her husband. 

Thus ends a life that was practically commensurate with that of the 
Illinois Conference. Her parents were pioneer Methodists. Bishops Roberts 
and Soule were intimates of their home. Peter Cartwright and his co- 
workers had headquarters there. Her husband's colleagues were the men 
who did the Titanic work of the latter half of the 19th Century. This work 
Mrs. Wood gladly shared. She had her part in its sacrifices and toils. Hers 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 127 



was the rare privilege of seeing so much of the planting, so much of the 
reaping. Ti-uly she rejoiced to see the advances of these latter days. 

Her heart was grateful for the mercies of the past. Her mind undimmed, 
she was keenly interested in the present. With Faith triumphant, she waited 
with shining face her summons to "the City that hath foundations, Whose 
Builder and Maker is God." 



MRS. JAMES M. YOUNG. 

Emmarilla Johnstone Stonemetz was born in Missouri June 13th, 1825, 
and with her parents moved in early childhood to Illinois, where she received 
her training and education, and spent all her early life. While she was living 
in Detroit, 111., the Rev. James M. Young was appointed to serve the local 
Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and they soon became acquainted. 
She was converted under his ministry and united with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. At the close of his pastorate in Detroit, she became his bride on 
November 13th, 1877, and entered the service of the church in the Methodist 
parsonage. 

A true help meet to her husband in all his woi'k, especially in the activi- 
ties of the Sunday School, they served during the next years two charges in 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and then eight charges in the Meth- 
odist Episcopal Church, in the Illinois Conference, and spent some years in 
Evangelistic work as well, retiring from the active ministry in 1900. 

In 1904 Mr. and Mrs, Young moved to California, locating in Hemet, 
where they have since had their home. Not many years after moving to 
Hemet Mrs. Young had a stroke, and has since been an invalid, and has thus 
been unable to serve in any public way, but her life has been a benediction 
to all who knew her, and during these years she has been most lovingly cared 
for by her husband in untiring devotion. Patient through all her suffering, 
always abiding in God's presence, devoted to the ideals of her more active 
Christian life, she has been waiting for the summons of her Master, On 
August 20th, 1921, the long looked for summons was heard, and her earthly 
life of more than 96 years came to its close; and unhindered by the afflictions 
of the flesh she went home to be with her Lord and Master, there to abide and 
serve, and await the coming of the companion of her life service. 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



XL 
Roll of the Dead. 



(A) MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 



NAME. 


Deceased. 


Entered Traveling. 


When. 


W'here. 


When.( Where. 
1 


Wm. Beauchamp 


September 4 
August 6, 

June 26, 

July 20. 

August 15, 

September 18 
March 20, 

September 5, 

February 2. 

August 26, 
September 16 

March 7, 
August 5, 
October 31, 
April 6. 
February 13. 


1824 
1827 
1S27 
1830 






















Josiah Patterson 


I'Mnois 


















1831 
1832 
1833 
-835 
1835 
1830 
1830 
1838 
1838 
1839 
183P 
1838 
1839 
1839 
1S39 
1840 
1840 
1841 
1841 
1842 
lb43 
1843 
1844 
1844 
1845 
1845 
1845 
1846 
1846 
1847 
1847 
1848 
1848 
1848 
1848 
1849 
1849 
1850 
1851 
1851 
1851 
1852 
1853 
1853 
1854 
1854 
1854 
1856 
1861 
1862 
1861 
1863 


St. Louis, Mo 


1821 
1824 




Wm. H. Askins 


Jacksonville, 111 




Anthony F. Thompson 










Enos 0. Flyng.... 


,1 














I. Rannals 








Michael S. Taylor 


,, 












Peter R Borein 


• t 








,, 






Spence W. Hunter 


Plttsfield 111 


1830 


Illinois 










1836 
1834 




Paxton dimming 




Holston 


,, 












David R. Carter 


,, 










1826 




Samuel H. Thompson 


Illinois 










Stlth M Atwell 


CarlinviUe 111 






















Jesse Halle 


,, 








,, 


1838 












,1 




Philadelphia. 


McKendree Thrapp 

Addison S Goddard 




1834 








,, 






David Blackwell 








N. P. Cunningham 

Wm. Heminghouse 


,1 


1829 
1844 




,, 


Missouri 


,, 






,4 
















,, 






Nathaniel Cleveland 


Griggsvllle 111 .... 














Wilson S. McMurry 




1829 


Kentucky. 


4< 




,1 


1849 
1851 












,, 




Joseph Zimmerman 


,1 












John Miller 


Urbana 111 .... 


1840 


Kentucky. 
















1851 


J. W. M. Vernon 


Augusta, 111 


1851 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Entered Traveling. 



February 25, 
December 9, 
January 11, 
August 11, 

February 26, 
April 2, 
December 15, 
January 14, 
July 17, 
August 7, 
March 23, 
February 29, 
July 1. 
June 11, 
April 13, 
October 25, 
January 10, 
May 3, 
June 29, 
October 2, 
September 7, 
May 22, 
April 3, 
April 19, 
—^Peter Cartwrlght jSeptember 25, 



Samuel Elliot 

S. M. Huckstep 

Geo. W. Falrbank 

Joseph Lane 

Elijah Corrington 

J. C. Klmber 

Jonathan Stamper.... 

William Wilson 

Jesse Cromwell 

J. V. W. Bauman 

John M. Lane 

W. B. Anderson 

W. M. Evans 

Richard Holding 

J. A. Gunn 

William Hindall 

Emmor Elliott 

James I. Davidson... 

Thomas C. Wolfe 

Nelson R. Whitehead. 

J. C. Baker 

George Rutledge 

J. D. Onlns 

W. H. Taylor 

Christian Amold. 



John D. Jackson. 

Lewis Anderson 

Leonard Smith 

John E. Llndley 

Reuben W. Travis.. 

Wm. R. Powers 

C. W. Connor 

Robert Honnold 

Michael Shunk 

Henry C. Wallace... 

Ambrose Bland 

Newton Cloud 

John S. Barger 

George J. Barrett.... 

Granville Bond 

James W. Hutchinson. 

S S. McGlnnis 

J. L. Crane 

N. P. Heath 

Philip C. Carroll 

George M. Spencer... 

James B. Houts 

W. D. R. Trotter 

James W. Muse 

Barton Randle 

James H. Dickens 

Richard Bird 

W. D. Lemon 

Amerlcus Don Carlos. . 
Alexander Sample... , 

Adam Waggoner 

Jesse H. Moore 

5. McCall 

Abner Pottle 

Wm. Crain , 

BenJ. Bartholo 

J. C. Flnley 

Peter Akers 

Ezra J. Carlisle 

J. S. Klrkpatrlck 

B. C. Wood 

W. S. Prentice 

G. M. Grays 

J. W. Lapham 

John Slater 

6. Garner 

Mllo Butler 

r. W. Phllllpi 

i. B. ITM 



March 11, 
July 29, 
November 18, 
February 19, 
February 11, 
October 1, 
January 27, 
July 14, 
September 1, 
September 29. 
November 10, 
July 22, 

February 19, 
May 31, 

August 2, 
February 3, 
April 24, 
July 25, 
August 24, 
November 11, 
July 25, 
August 24. 
January 2, 
July 25, 
August 8, 
September 1, 
February 23, 
June 19, 
July 11, 
September 5, 
October 16, 
July 2, 
November 3, 
February 16, 
July 27, 
February 6, 
February 21, 
December 21, 
January 16, 
June 28, 
May 1, 

October 8. 
Noveml)er 24, 
November 12. 
January 17, 



1863 
1863 
1864 
1864 
1864 



1864 
1866 
1867 
1867 



1870 
1870 
1870 
1870 
1871 
1871 
1872 
1872 
1872 
1873 
1873 
1874 
1875 
1875 
1875 
1876 
1876 
1876 
1876 
1876 
1877 



Island Grove, 111 

Nashville, Tenn 

Indianola, 111 

Moweaqua, 111 

Carrollton. Ill 

Danville, 111 

Decatur, 111 

Greenfield, 111 

Camp Point, III 

Bloomlngton, 111. . . 
Jacksonville, 111.... 

Havana, 111 

Pulaski, III 

Vermilion, 111 

Jacksonville, 111.... 

Clinton, 111 

Bany, 111 

Decatur. Ill 

Plymouth, HI 

Jacksonville, 111.... 

Normal, 111 

Jacksonville, 111 

Charleston, 111 

Mt. Vernon, 111 

Moweaqua, 111 

Pleasant Plains, 111. 

Grandvicw, 111 

Lincoln, 111 

Macon, 111 

Nokomls, 111 

Decatur, 111 

Mattoon, 111 

Louisiana, Mo 

Camp Point, 111 

Jacksonville. 111. . . . 
Pleasant Plains, 111. 

Hey worth, 111 

Franklin, HI 



1877 IBloomlngton. 111. 



1877 
1877 
1877 
1878 
1879 
1879 
1880 
1879 
1879 



uff Springs, 111.. 

Mounds, 111 

McLeansboro, 111. . 
Winchester, 111... 
Shelby*llle, 111.... 
Champaign, 111.... 

Urbana, 111 

Lima, 111 

Meyersvllle, 111... 
1879 1 Jacksonville. 111.. 
Bluff Springs, 111.. 

Staunton, 111 

Jacksonville, 111... 
Princeton, Kans. .. 

Rosevllle. HI 

Mason City, 111... 
Moweaqua, 111.... 

Chatham, 111 

Calais, S. America. 

Decatur, 111 

Waynesvllle, III... 
Huntsville, 111.... 

Phllo. Ill 

Jacksonville, 111... 
Jacksonville, 111... 

Franklin, 111 

Mitchell, 111 

Carrollton, 111 

Springfield, 111.... 
Armstrong, 111.... 

California, 111 

Oakland, 111 

Ashland, 111 

Shelblna, Mo 

Jacksonville, 111... 
SprlngHeld, 111.... 



1882 
1882 
1882 
1882 
1883 
1883 
1883 
1883 
1883 
1884 
1884 
1SS5 



1887 



1887 
1887 



1888 



1841 I Illinois. 

1852 I 

1822 I New England. 

1845 Illinois. 

1838 I " 

1843 I " 

1811 I Western Conf. 

1837 I Illinois. 

1833 [Kentucky. 

1859 llllinois. 



1854 
1839 
1836 
1864 
1829 
1853 
1851 
1866 
1869 
1847 
1835 
lb65 
1856 
1848 
1803 
1855 
1808 
1860 
1859 
1847 
1870 
1868 
1860 
1837 
1860 
1874 
1853 
1823 
1853 
1854 
1846 
1858 
1846 
18a9 
1868 
1872 
18.39 
18.30 
1865 
1831 
1833 
1828 
1833 
1840 
1852 
1866 
1846 
1848 
1875 



Illinois. 



Kentucky, 
lllinola. 



Philadelphia. 

IlllDOlB. 

Eentncky. 
Illinois. 
Western Conf. 
Illinois. 
Illinois. 



Kentucky. 
Illinois. 



Kentucky. 
Illinois. 

Kentucky. 
Pittsburg, W. Vi 
Illinois. 



1824 


Kentucky. 


18.54 


Illinois. 


1837 


Mississlpp 


1821 


Kentucky. 


1875 Illinois. 


1852 


1820 Tennessee. 


1849 Illinois. 


18.55 


" 


1870 


" 


18,53 


• • 


1847 




1843 


Erie. 


1848 IKentncky. 


1883 


Illinois. 



~B 



130 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



I Entered Traveling. 



Colin D. James 

J. G. Mitchell 

W. F. Lowe 

William E. Johnson. . 
W. H. H. Adams... 

Charles Adams 

Ira B. Henry 

G. D. Handle 

W. T. Bennett 

Curtis Powell 

A. B. McElfresh 

W. M. Johnson 

James Leaton 

James Muirhead 

E. J. Hamil 

K. C. Norton 

D. P. Lyon 

Hiram Buck 

Marquis D. Hawes.. 

R. N. Davies 

Robert Chapman 

J. H. Noble 

Samson Shlnn 

T. J. Bryant 

John Everly 

Jonas H. Dimmltt... 
Wingate J. Newman. . 

J. H. Austin 

T. B. Hilton 

H. L. Beals 

C. Y. Hecox 

J. B. Seymour 

E. Rutledge 

E. D. Williin 

J. R. Ivans 

Joseph Montgomery.. 
James P. Dimmitt. .. 
Samuel H. Martin... 

A. T. Orr 

Marion Rose , 

George Stevens 

Chas. P. Draper.... 

James Miller 

J. F. McCann 

Lester Janes 

Tliomas M. Pricliett. 
Peter Wallace 

C. P. Baldwin 

Thos. Bonnell 

I. M. Johnson 

Ira Emerson 

S. G. Ferree 

Wm. M. Grantham.. 

James R. Locke 

P. B. Huffman 

D. H. Stubblefield.., 

W. H. Davis 

W. B. Barton 

W. H. McDonald 

J. O. Collins 

W. H. H. Moore 

H. C. Adams 

David Bardick , 

A. C. Hunter 

Wm. X Rutledge 

Wm. Murphy 

John A. Ellis 

Wm. Mitchell 

J. C. Rucker 

Peter Slagle 

George W. Bates 

H. M. Short 

A. M. Dunnavan.... 
Joseph Fox worthy... 
Samuel H. Clark . . . 



January 30, 
October 25. 
January 13, 
August 17, 
January 19, 
March 20, 
August 11, 
November 28, 
November 23, 
January 30, 
January 15, 
February 20, 
September 10, 
December 11, 
December 19, 
January 26, 
June 4, 
August 2, 
August 4, 
August 5, 
November 7, 
November 5, 
January 20, 
March 7, 
April 20, 
July 3, 
September 3, 
September 26, 
March 25, 
October 15, 
April 18, 
December 27, 
December 28, 
April 8. 
January 27, 
August 22, 
October 29, 
February 22, 
April 13, 
July 16, 
October 17, 
October 18, 
November 23, 
November 23, 
December 18, 
January 24, 
February 21, 
April 14, 
August 8, 
May 3, 
May 3, 
June 30, 
,July 26, 
September 4, 
October 19, 
October 25, 
January 11, 
February 10, 
March 29, 
August 2, 
September 8, 
October 9, 
December 27, 
April 5, 
April 15, 
July 22, 
August 15, 
August 22, 
September 26, 
November 16, 
February 14, 
May 23, 
June 10, 
July 24. 
December 19, 



1888 Bonita, Kans 

1888 Virginia, 111 

1889 Macon, 111 

1889 Normal, 111 

1890 Hot Springs, Ark. . . 
1890 Washington, D. C... 

1890 Mason, Texas 

1890 Mason City, IH.... 

1890 Mechanlcsburg, IlL. 

1891 Mt. Sterling, 111... 

1891 Jacksonville, 111 

1891 Jacksonville, 111 

1891 CarlinvUle, 111 

1891 Champaign, 111 

1S91 Mt. Vernon, Ind... 

1892 Parsons, Kans 

1892 Rochester, 111 

1892 Decatur, III 

1892 Decatur, 111 

1892 Paxton, 111 

1892 Mt. Sterling, 111... 

1892 Kankakee, 111 

1893 Chicago, 111 

1893 Versailles, 111 

1893 Aurora, 111 

1893 Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. 
1893 Palmyra, 111 

1893 Paris, III 

1894 Quincy, 111 

1894 Wichita, Kans 

1894 Homer, II 

1S94 El Paso, Texas 

1894 Yates Center, Kans. 

1895 Lincoln, 111 

1895 Camp Point, 111 

1895 Normal. Ill 

1895 Jacksonville, 111 

1896 Concord, 111 

1896 Buffalo, 111 

1896 Virginia, III 

1896 Bloomlngton, HI... 

1896 Ridge Farm, 111 

1896 Decatur, 111 

•1896|Kinmundy, 111 

1896 Quincy, 111 

1897 Pleasant Plains, III. 

1897 Chicago, III 

1897 Pana, 111 

1897 Taylorville, 111 

1897 La Prairie. Ill 

1898 Edinburg, 111 

1898 Quincy, 111 

1898 Edgar. Ill 

1898 Olney, 111 

1898 Berdan, III 

1898 Greenfield, 111 

1899 Decatur, 111 

1899 Fredonla, Kans 

1899 lOakland, 111 , 

1899 Minler, 111 

1899 Normal, 111 

1899 Champaign, 111 

Larned, Kans 

Lyons, Kans 

Jacksonville, 111 

Champaign, HI 

Montlcello, Minn... 

Areola, III 

Jacksonville, 111.. . . 

West Point, 111 

Malvern, HI 

Denver, Colo 

Springfield, 111 

Moweaqua, 111 

Vlrden, 111 



1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 



1884 
1864 
1848 

I 1845 
1870 
1835 
1870 
1856 
1849 
1854 
lbo6 
1873 
1843 
1859 
1871 
1844 
1853 
1843 
1870 
1851 
1856 
1846 

I 1840 
1854 
1856 
1855 
1847 
1873 
1879 
1886 
1854 
1865 
1850 
1857 
1889 
1837 
1849 



Illinois. 

Canada. 

llUinois. 

New Hampshire. 

Illinois. 



Iowa. 

Illinois. 

Illinois. 



Indiana. 
I Illinois. 



Rock River. 

Indiana. 

Illinois. 



Pittsburg. 
Illinois. 



1878 Indiana. 
1860 Central Illinois. 
18S9 I Illinois. 
1 1870 1 " 
1851 Indiana. 
1823 Ohio. 



1849 
1859 
1881 
1853 
1869 
1894 
1884 
1870 
1850 
1854 
1849 
1891 
1879 
1848 
1865 
18,53 
1893 
1841 
1866 
1891 
1857 
1844 



1874 
1875 
1862 
1853 



[lllnols. 



Rock River. 
Illinois. 



Illinois. 
S. Dakota. 
Illinois. 



JJ. W. Indiana. 
Illinois. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



Entered Traveling. 



W. C. Avey 

<S. B. Wolfe 

W. M. Reed 

I. H. Aldrlch 

T. J. N. Simmons 

B. F. H.vde 

Samuel Middleton 

A. S. McCoy 

W. H. Mllbuin 

W. F. T. Sprulll 

T. M. Dillon 

N. S. Morris 

G. R. S. McElfresh.. 

A. H. Hotter 

R. L. McNabb 

Robt. Clark 

M. A. Hewes 

Joseph Winterbottom. . 

G. B. Goldsmith 

John M. Oakwood...., 

O. H. P. Ash 

Preston Wood 

James A. Burks 

Melchoir Auer 

John Franklin Horney.. 

Albert G. Blunk 

John C. Sargent 

Adam Young Graham. . 

Thomas H. Fierce 

N. H. Kane 

W. S. Hooper 

J. G. Little 

A. 0. Armentrout 

M. R. Palmer 

William Owen 

James M. West 

Isaac Groves 

Daniel H. Hatton 

John W. Helmlck 

PInckney L. Turner... 

David Gay 

James T. Orr 

Wm. R. Howard 

James W. Madison 

Leslie L. Baker 

Alexander C. Byerly. . . 
Wm. McK. McElfresh.. 

Wm. F. Short 

Reuben Gregg 

Thomas J. Wheat 

James Shaw 

James A. West 

W. T. Heater 

Philip F. Gay 

Adoniram Judson Ives. . 

Austin H. Reat 

John Nelson Dewell... 

Archibald Sloan 

Charles Wilmer Jacobs. 
Marcellus M. Davidson. 

R. P. Droke 

David Cole Burkltt... 

George L. Miller 

P. F. Thornburg 

Augustus P. Stover... 
William W. Roberts... 
Sam'l W. Thornton... 

Dan'l W. English 

Wm. N. McElroy 

Wm. H. Schwartz 

John B. Pawsou 

P. Augustus Swart..., 
Theodore F. Garrett.. 

Tho«. D. Weems , 

UrUb Warrington 



[December 11, 
|June 2, 
August 2, 
August 30, 
December 3, 
December 19, 
March 5, 
March 23, 
April 10, 
June 22, 
October 24, 
December 6, 
December 12, 
January 16, 
January 16, 
March 2, 
March 19, 
March 27, 
April 20, 
July 11, 
July 17, 
October 1, 
October 22, 
December 27, 
March 20, 
May 19, 
June 3, 
August 3, 
September 20, 
December 28, 
April 19, 
July 10, 
July 17, 
August 24, 
October 26, 
November 8, 
December 12, 
September 
September 24, 
December S, 
December 12, 
March 7, 
July 5, 
July 17, 
February 28, 
March 20, 
March 23 
August 29, 
September 23, 
January 16, 
January 11, 
April 17, 
August 14, 
May 9, 
January 9, 
January 9, 
January 24, 
February 10, 
February 17, 
February 26, 
April 13, 

December 2, 
January 16, 
April 11, 
June 12, 
July 3, 
September 22, 
January 6, 
January 7. 
March 24, 
May 20. 
May 26, 
May 29, 
NoTember 16, 



1903 
1903 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1904 
1905 
1905 
1905 
1905 
1905 
1905 



1906 
1906 
1906 
1906 
1907 
1907 
1907 
1907 
190S 
1908 
1908 
1909 



1901 1 W. Plains, Mo 

1902 iCamp Point, 111 

1902|Camp Point, 111 

19021 Chicago, 111 

1902 lOak Park, 111 

1902|Chicago, 111 

1903 Champaign, 111 

1903 Pueblo, Colo 

1903 ISanta Babara, Cal.. . 
1903|Evnnston, 111 

Rochester, 111 

Urbana, 111 

Jacksonville, 111 

Littleton, 111 

Oak Park, III 

Waverly, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Jacksonville, 111 

Lennon, Mich , 

Oakland, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Springfield, 111 

Bement, 111 

Rossville, III 

Russell, Ivans 

Indianola. Ill 

Jacksonville, 111 

Westfleld, 111 

Mattoon, 111 

Cuniro. Neb 

1906|Mattoon, 111 

Perry, la 

Grlggsville, 111 

Champaign, HI 

Tennessee, 111 

Winfield, Kans 

Champaign, 111 

Minnesota, Fla 

Chanute, Kans 

Springfield, 111 

St. Louis, Mo 

Sidell, 111 

Shelby ville. 111 

Plainville, III 

Madison. N. J 

Springfield, 111 

Jacksonville, 111 

Oak Park, III 

frinceton, Kans 

Rantoul, 111 

Bloomington, 111 

Ottawa, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Ohlnian, 111 

Stuttgart, Ark 

El Campo. Texas 

White Hall. Ill 

Ashland, 111 

Casey, III 

Quincy, 111 

Waverly, 111 

Tuscola, 111 j 1870 

Glendale. Cal |i87n 



1909 
1909 
1910 
1910 
1910 
1910 
1910 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1913 
1913 
1013 
1913 
1913 
1913 
1913 



1863 llllinois. 
1856 I 
1854 " 
1847 |n. Indiana. 
1849 |Ohio. 

1864 " 
1848 
1849 
1843 
1852 
1S66 
1854 
1855 
1892 
1879 
1856 
1856 
1872 



1854 
1856 
1890 
1872 
1S5S 
1858 
1856 
1884 
1848 
1S.58 
1849 
1840 
1869 
1864 
1860 
1858 
1853 
1882 
1903 
1871 
1851 
1856 
18.54 
1870 
1S.56 



1877 

1885 I 

1867 

1885 

1855 

1881 

18.58 

1869 



Illinois. 
Kentucky, 
llllinois. 
Central Ohio. 
Ilinois. 

Kansas. 



Indiana. 

Eng. Wesleyar 

Illinois. 



Indiana. 
Illinois. 



Jacksonville. 
Grlggsville. 
Quincy. 
Illinois. 

Detroit. 
Illinois. 



Troy. 

Missouri. 
Illinois. 



Martinsville, 111 i 1851 



ICallfornla. 



Delavan, II 

Danville, 111 

Cerro Gordo, 111. . . 
Bloomington, 111.. 
Springfield, 111... 
Hoopeston, III.... 

Sidell, 111 

Paris. Ill 

Danville, 111 , 

Holdenvllle. OUla. 
Chicago, 111 



1876 



Missouri. 
Illinois. 



1868 

1860 

1883 

1890 

1868 

1874 iKentMckv. 
I JS68 Illinois. 
1 1873 I " 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 





NAME. 


1 


Deceased. 




Entered Traveling. 


1 When. 


1 


Where. 


When.l Where. 



Ralph Hill Osborn 

James E. Morgan 

Robert Mclntyre 

Henry T. Collins 

Horace Reed 

William M. Poe 

Gerald J. Janssen 

Joseph 0. Kellar 

Nathaniel E. Parsons.. 
Charles W. C. Munsell. 
Edward A. Wanless.... 

Melvin S. McCoy 

Preston Wood 

Thomas O. Batey 

Benjamin D. Wiley 

Robert Stephens 

Marlon W. Everhart 

Sherman A. Ross 

MnrMn V. B. Hill 

WlUam 0. Lacey 

Charles E. Taylor 

Wlnfleld S. Calliouu 

Samuel W. Balch 

WlUard N. Tobie 

John W. Henninger 

Edwin B. Raudle 

T. W. Greer 

H. R. Kasiske 

A. M. Danely 

W. W. Drake 

G. W. Dungan 

Henry Wilson 

J. B. Wade 

U. M. Creath 

John B. Martin 

Joseph B. Martin 

T. W. Eckman 

Joseph Coombe 

A. M. Campbell 

W. H. Wilder 

W. M. Gooding 

Mark White 

N. M. Rigg 

Elijah GoUogher 

D. H. Trimble 

Anderson Orr 

J. H. Pence 

A. E. Pepping 

W. D. Best 

.T. P. Edgar 

W. M. Carter 

T. A. Parker 

Bradley Hungerford 

H. H. O'Neal 

H. W. Miller 

Jonathan Click , 



I December 24, 
-lApril 8, 
lAugust 30, 
ISeptember 21, 
I November 15, 
I November 21, 
I December 19, 
[January 2C, 
IJuly 3, 
October 24, 
November 7, 
February 24, 
March 18. 
April 5, 
April 16, 
May 1. 
June in. 
August 3, 
November 26, 
November 27, 
February 5, 
September 10, 
October 2, 
December 8, 
IJnly 25, 
ISeptember 20. 
November 6, 
November 26, 
December 15, 
March 10, 
March 20, 
April 17. 
April 21, 
June 3. 
July 25, 
August 6, 
October 8, 
October 19. 
December 9, 
March 1, 
March 5, 
March 27, ■ 
April 12, 
April 15, 
April 25, 
May 19, 
July 30, 
August 14. 
September 6. 
IDecember 25, 
I April 27, 
|.Tune 18, 
IJune 24, 
I.Tune 30, 
IJuly 8, 
I August 15, 



1913|Neoga, 111 I 

1913|Evanston, 111 

1914 IChicago, 111 I 

1914 [Atoka, Okla j 

1914 1 Decatur, 111 I 

1914|Whittier, Cal I 

1914|PUtsfield, III I 

1914|Bloomington, 111 

igiSJHomer, 111 



1915 
1915 
1016 
1916 



Eldorado, Kas. 
Danville, 111... 
Mt. Sterling... 
Springfield, III. 



1916|WiIsall, Mont. 
1916 
1916 
191R 
1916 
1916 
1916 
1917 
1917 
1917 
1917 
1918 
91 S 



Ogrten, 111 

Danville, 111 

TTrbana, 111 

Yorktown, Ind 

Edlnburg. Ill 

Green Valley, 111... 

Camp Point, III..., 

Tuscola. Ill 

Vermillion. Ill 

Grand Junction. Colo 

Bloomlngton, 111. . . . 

Decatur. Ill 

1918 [Springfield, Mo 

1918 I Clayton, III 

1918 Urbana, 111 

1919 I Lincoln, 111 

1919|Springfleld. Ill 

1919|Quincy, 111 | 

1919 
1919 
1919 
1919 
1919 
1919 
1919 
1920 
1920 
1920 
1920 
1920 
1920 
1920 
1920 



Denver, Colo. 

Danville, 111. 

Tower Hill, 111 

Atwood, 111 

Decatur, 111 

Areola, 111 

St. Louis, Mo 

Bloomiugton, HI. . . . 

Champaign, 111 

Henning, 111 

Virginia, 111 

Stewardson, 111 

Los Angeles, Calif.. 

Roodhouse, III 

Camargo, 111 

Roodhouse, III 

Los Angeles, Calif. 

19201 Areola, 111 

1921 1 Auburn, 111 

1921 1 Champaign, 111 

1921IL0S Angeles, Calif. . 

1021ILakewood, Fla 

19211 Ridge Farm, 111 

1921|Georgetown, 111 

I 



1920 



1905 

1878 
1881 
1S64 
1875 
1907 
1870 
1873 
1846 
1867 
1881 
1892 
1862 
18S2 
1873 
1804 



1858 
1901 
1875 
1885 
1899 
1911 
1878 
1882 
1903 
1871 
1891 
1857 
1862 
1858 



ICinclnnatl. 
I Illinois. 



Indiana Mission. 
Illinois. 
Wisconsin. 
Illinois. 



ISCO 
1880 
1884 
1873 



1876 
1901 
1855 



1891 
1861 
18,53 
1860 
1918 



England. 
Illinois. 



Kansas. 
Illinois. 



Illinois. 
German M. 
Illinois. 



N. W. Indiana. 



U. B. Illinois. 
Illinois. 



Kansas City 
Illinois 

Iowa. 
Illinois 



(B) WIDOWS OF DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Addresses. 

(The post offices are in Illinois unless otherwise specified.) 

Adams, Mrs. W. H. H 1837 Greenl^af Ave., Rogers Park. 

Auer, Mrs. Melchoir 704 N. Gilbert St., Danville. 

Balch, Mrs. S. W l.-iOS Lafayette St., Mattoon. 

Bardrick, Mrs. David 4 21 State St., Larned, Kans. 

Bates, Mrs. G. W 2208 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, Caif. 

Batey, Mrs. T. 916 Pine St., Yankton, S. Dak. 

Best, Mrs. W. D 420 N. Ave. 64, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Bland, Mrs. Ambrose 25 W. Marion Ave., Youngstown, O. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Blunk, Mrs. A. G 319 S. Pine St., Nowata, Okla. 

Byerly, Mrs. A. C Carlinville. 

Calhoun, Mrs. W. S 460 Almond Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 

Campbell, Mrs. A. M 701(5 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Carlisle, Mrs. E. J 2821 Burling St., Chicago. 

Carroll, Mrs. P. C 324 Magnolia Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 

Carter, Mrs. W. M Mt. Pulaski. 

Collins, Mrs. H. T 409 W. 3rd St., Joplin, Mo. 

Collins, Mrs. J. 809 Nevada St., Urbana. 

Coombes, Mrs. Joseph Areola. 

Creath, Mrs. U. M West Port, Ind. 

Danley, Mrs. A. M : 701 W. Oregon St., Urbana, III. 

Dewell, Mrs. J. N Box 155, Carrollton. 

Drake, Mrs. W. W 319 N. Hamilton St., Lincoln. 

Dunna;van, Mrs. A. M 156 Pacific Ave., Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Dungan, Mrs.. G. W 850 S. Main, Jacksonville. 

Edgar, Mrs. J. P Sheldon. 

Ellis, Mrs. J. A 1316 Emerson Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Foxworthy, Mrs. Jos 826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Garrett, Mrs. T. F 5748 Kimbark Ave., Chicago. 

Gay, Mrs. David 721 Broadway St., Quincy. 

Glick, Mrs. Jonathan Georgetown. 

Goldsmith, Mrs. G. B 1007 S. University St., Normal 

Gollogher, Mrs. Elijah Stewardson. 

Grantham, Mrs. W. M Metropolis 

Greer, Mrs. T. W R. F. D. No. 1, Phillipsburg, Mo. 

Heater, Mrs. W. T 362y2 Langdon St., Toledo, Ohio. 

Helmick, Mrs. J. W 630 S. Highland St., Chanute, Kan. 

Hen^J^ Mrs. I. B 507 Plaza Sareno Ontario, San Bernardino, 

Calif. 

Hill, Mrs. M. V. B Eklinburg. 

Hoffer, Mrs. A. H 346 Central Ave., Decatur 

Honnold, Mrs. Robt Camp Point 

Howard, Mrs. W. R Shelby ville 

Huffman, Mrs. P. B Whitehall 

Hunter, Mrs. A. C Pesotum 

Hyde, Mrs. B. F 147 N. 67th St., Chicago. 

Ives, Mrs. S. B 410 Ben Hur Bldg., Crawfordsville, Ind. 

Jacobs, Mrs. C. W Casey 

Johnson, Mrs. I. M La Prairie 

Kaslske, Mrs. H. R Wapello, Iowa 

Lacey, Mrs. W. C Green Valley 

Madison, Mrs. J. W Plainville 

Martin, Mrs. J. B Tower Hill 

Martin, Mrs. Joseph D Atwood 

Middleton, Mrs. Sam'l Killeen. Texas. 

Miller, Mrs. H. W Ridge Farm 

Montgomery, Mrs. Jos 1415 Foster Ave., Chicago. 

Morgan, Mrs. J. E 801 Madison St., Oregon City, Oreg. 

Morris, Mrs. N. S 1004 California St., Urbana 

Murphy, Mrs. Wm 608 W. Green St., Champaign 

McDonald, Mrs. W. H 1011 N. 7th St.. Burlington, la. 

McNabb, Mrs. R. L 1043 Chicago Ave., Evanston 

Orr, Mrs. A. T Buffalo 

Osljprne, Mrs. R. H . Moweaqua. 

Pawson, Mrs. J. B 1421 E. 61st St.. Chicago. 

Pearce, Mrs. J. H Camargo. 

Pence, Mrs. J. H Charleston 

Pepping, Mrs. A. E 401 W. Chestnut St., Bloomington. 

Poe, Mrs. W. M Homer 

Pottle, Mrs. Abner Heath, Mont. 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Prickett, Mrs. T. M Wilmington, Calif. 

Handle, Mrs. E. B Harristown. 

Riggr, Mrs. N. M Decatur. 

Roberts, Mrs. W. W Fairmount, Ind. 

Rose, Mrs. Marion Virginia 

Ross, Mrs. S. A 1018 Powers St., Muncie, Ind. 

Schwartz, Mrs. W. H Hoopeston 

Short, Mrs. H. M 1535 Gilpin St., Denver, Colo. 

Sloan, Mrs. Archibald 3216 Altgeld St., Chicago 

Smith, Mrs. Leonard 141 S. 2nd St., Highland Park 

Smith, Mrs. O. H. P 1305 27th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Stephens, Mrs. Robt 445 Jackson St., Danville 

Stover, Mrs. A. P Delavan 

Thornburg, Mrs. P. F Martinsville 

Thornton, Mrs. S. W 59 Union St., Newark, O. 

Tobie, Mrs. W. N 920 W. 36th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Trimble, Mrs. D. H 7533 Emelita Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Wade, Mrs. J. B 5443 W. 41st Ave., Denver, Colo. 

Waggoner, Mrs. A Greenfield 

Wanless, Mrs. E. A 122 Pine St., Danville 

Wheat, Mrs. T. J 306 E. Armstrong St., Peoria. 

White, Mrs. Mark 1004 Jefferson St., Quincy. 

Wilder, Mrs. W. H 506 E. Olive St.. Bloomington 

Wiley, Mrs. B. D Lloyd Apts., Spokane, Wash. 

Wood, Mrs. Preston, Jr 4642 Lake Park Ave., Chicago. 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



XII. 

Conference Sessions. 



Place and Time. 



St. Clair County, 111., Oct. 23, 1824.. 

Charleston, Ind., Aug. 25, 1825 

Bloomlngton, Ind., Sept. 28, 1826... 

Mt, Carmel, 111., Sept. 20. 1827 

Madison, Ind., Oct. 9, 1828 

Edwardsvllle, 111., Sept. 18, 1829.... 

Vlncennes, Ind., Sept. 30, 1830 

Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 4, 1831 

Jacksonville, 111., Sept. 25, 1832 

Union Grove, 111.. Sept. 25, 1833 

Mt. Carmel, 111., Oct. 1. 1834 

Springfield, 111., Oct. 1, 1835 

Rushville, 111., Oct. 5, 1836 

Jacksonville, 111.. Sept. 27, 1837 




Robert R. Roberts 



Roberts and Soule. 
Robert R. Roberts. 



Joshua Soule 

S. H. Thompson, Pres. 

Robert R. Roberts 

Joshua Soule 

P. Cartwright, Pres 

Robert R. Roberts 



Joshua Soule 



Upper Alton, 111., Sept. 22, 1838 Joshua Soule 

Bloomlngton, 111., Sept. 11, ls39 Thomas Morris . . 

Springfield, 111., Sept. 16, 1840 JBeverly Waugh 

Jacksonville, 111., Sept. 15, 1841 |Thomas A. Morris 

Winchester, 111., Aug. 17. 1842 Robert R. Roberts 

Quincy, 111., Sept. 13, 1843 John C. Andrew 

Nashville, 111., Sept. 4, 1844 Thomas Morris 

Springfield, 111., Sept. 17. 1845 

Paris, Sept. 23, 1846 Leonidas L. Hamline. 

Jacksonville. 111., Sept. 22, 1847 Beverly Waugh 

Belleville, 111., Sept. 13, 1848 Thomas Morris 

Quincy, 111., Sept. 19, 1849 lUdmund S. Janes 

Bloomlngton, 111., Sept. 18, 1850 i Leonidas L. Hamline. 

Jacksonville. 111.. Sept. 17, 1851 Beverly Waugh 

Winchester, Oct. 13, 1852 [Edward R. Ames 

Beardstown, Oct. 12, 1853 Levi Scott 

Springfield, Oct. 11, 1854 Thos. A. Morris 

Paris, Oct. 10, 1855 Edmund S. Janes 

Quincy. Oct. 15, 1856 Matthew Simpson 

Decatur, Oct. 1, 1857 iLevl Scott 

Griggsville, Sept. 22, 1858 :Thos. A. Morris 

Danville, Sept. 21, 1859 Matthew Simpson 

Jacksonville. Oct. 10. 1860 O. C. Baker 

Carlinville, Sept. 11. 1861 E. R. Ames 

Bloomlngton. Oct. 9, 1862 IE. S. Janes 

Springfield. Oct. 8, 1863 Levi Scott 

Danville, Sept. 29, 1864 E. R. Ames 

Decatur, Sept. 20, 1865 E. S. Janes 

Bloomlngton, Sept. 19, 1866 E. R. Ames 

Champaign, Sept. 13, 1867 jC. Kingsley 

Quincy, Sept. 17, 1868 E. S. Janes 

Lincoln, Sept. 22, 1869 E. Thompson 

Shelbyville, Sept. 21, 1870 iMatthew Simpson 

Jacksonville, Sept. 20, 1871 Levi Scott 

Decatur, Sept. 18. 1872 jThos. Bowman 

Bloomlngton, Sept. 24. 1873 |L W. Wiley 

Mattoon, Sept. 16, 1874 R. S. Foster 

Springfield, Sept. 29, 1875 E. R. Ames 

Paris, Oct. 4, 1876 T. W. Wiley 

Clinton, Oct. 3, 1877 J. T. Peck 

Jacksonville, Oct. 2, 1878 S. M. Merrill 

Jacksonville, Sept. 17, 1879 E. G. Andrews 

Darvllle, Sept. 15, 1880 Wm. L. Harris 

Pan«i. Sept. 14, 1881 S. M. Merrill 

Lincoln, Sept. 26, 1882 H. W. Warren 

Danville, Sept. 19. 1883 J. P. Hurst 

Carlinville. Sept. 17, 1884 E. G. Andrews 

Rushville. Sept. 17. 1885 Wm. X. Nlnde 

Urbana. Sept- 16. 1886 R. s. Foster 

Decatur, Sept. 21. 1887 Cyrus D. Foss 

Springfield. Sept 19. 1888 Jno. P. Newman 



John Scrips 
Calvin W. Ruter 



John Drew 
Steth M. Otwell 
John T._ Mitchell 

W. D. R. Trotter 
.lohn T. Mitchell 



John Van Cl«ve 
lohn S. Barger 



James Leaton 
W. D. R. Trotter 



W. D. R. Trotter 
Jas. E. Wilson 
Vincent Ridgely 

James Leaton 



W. S. Hooper 



M. A. Hewei 



J. B. Wolfe 
J. B. Wolfe 



Chris. Galeener 



Quincy. Sept. 11, 1889 Wm. X. Nlnde 

JackBonvllle, Sept. 10, 1890 s. M. Merrill.. 



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1921 



Place and Time. 



Bishop. 



Secretary. 



6S 



Bloomlngton, Sept. 16. 1891 

Shelby ville, Sept. 21. 1892 

Clinton, Sept. 20, 1893 

Champaign, Sept. 19, 1894 

Jacksonville, Sept. 11. 1895 

Tuscola. Sept. .'6, 1906 

Rushvllle, Sept. 16. 1897 

Charleston, Sept. 21, 1898 

Charleston, Sept. 20-25. 1899... 

Hoopeston Sept. 19-25, 1900 

Beardstown, Oct. 2-7. 1901 

Danville, Oct. 1-7, 1902 

Qulncy, Sept. 16-21, 1903 

Springfield, Sept. 7-12, 1904 

Farmer City, Sept. 20-25, 1905. 

Taylorville. Sept. 19-24, 1906... 

Bloomlngton, Sept. 18-20, 1907. 

Carroliton, Sept. 16-21, 1908 

Mattoon, Sept. 15-20. 1909 

Jacksonville, Sept. 14-19, 1910.. 

Champaign, Sept. 13, 1911 

Decatur, Sept. 11, 1912 

Shelby ville, Sept. 13, 1913 

91 Shelby ville, Sept. 9. 1914 

92|Springfleld, Sept. 8, 1915 

93ISpringfleld, Sept. 6. 1916 

94|Champaign, Sept. 5. 1917 

95|Quincy, Sept. 18, 1918 

96) Charleston, Sept. 17, 1919 

97 Decatur, Sept. 8, 1920 

98] Jacksonville, Sept. 7, 1921 



90 



H. W. Warren 

R. S. Foster 

C. H. Fowler , 

Thos. Bowman 

Isaac W. Joyce 

B. G. Andrews 

Jno. M. Walden 

Wm. X. Ninde , 

James Fitzgerald 

Daniel A. Goodsell... 
Henry W. Warren... 
S. M. Merrill 

C. H. Fowler 

Chas. C. McCabe 

Earl Cranston 

John W. Hamilton... 
William F. McDowell. 

Joseph F. Berry 

Daniel A. Goodsell.. 

Earl Cranston , 

David H. Moore 

W. F. McDowell 

W. F. McDowell 

W. F. McDowell 

W. F. McDowell 

Luther B. Wilson.. 
Thomas Nicholson.. 
Frederick D. Leete.. 
Thomas Nicholson . . . 
Thomas Nicholson... 
Thomas Nicholson... 



Chris. Galeener. 
R. G. Hobbs 



Chas. B. Taylor 
F. B. Madden 



F. B. Madden 
F.^B. Madden 
F. B. Madden 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 137 



XIII. 

Miscellaneous. 



Corporate Names. 

The corporate names of Organizations and Institutions, with name of 
state under whose laws each was incorporated: 
Incorporated under the laws of Kansas: 

1. The Temperance Society of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Incorporated under the laws of New York: 

1. The Board of Foreign Missions of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

2, The Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Incorporated under the laws of Pennsylvania: 

1. The Board of Home Missions of the Methodist Episcopal church. . 

2. The Chartered Fund of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Incorporated under the laws of Ohio: 

1. Trustees of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

2. Freedman's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
Incorporated under the laws of Illinois: 

1. Board of Sunday Schools of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

2. Board of Conference Claimants of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

3. The Epworth League of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

4. The Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. 

5. The Illinois Woman's College, Jacksonville, Illinois. 

6. Chaddock College Boys' Home and Sc^hool, Quincy, Illinois. 

7. Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

8. Preachers' Aid Society of the Illinois Annual Conference of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal church. 

9. Domestic Missionary and Church Aid Society of the Illinois Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church. 

10. The Cunningham Children's Home, Urbana, Illinois. 

11. Memorial Methodist Hospital, Mattoon, Illinois. 

Strawbridge Sermon. 

F. A. McCarty. Alternate G. W. Flagge. 

Trustees of Memorial Methodist Hospital, 

S. W. Phillip.s. President: G. S. Tarbox, Vice-President; Chas. E. Odell, 
Secretary-Treasurer: Rev. W. D. Fairchild. C. W. Kincaid, Rev. R. P. Mc- 
Daniel, R. A. Gabert, W. H. Simmons. E. C. Craig, Attorney at Law. 

Trustees and Visitors of Schools. 
Illinois Woman's College — 

Class of 1927 — Richard Yatf-s. Sprinsfield: Dr. C. E. Welch, Westfleld, 

X. Y.; Fletehor .1. Blackburn, Jacksonville; C. C. Grimmett, Palmyra; 

T. A. Chapin, Jacksonville. 
Alumnae Trustees — Mrs. Mariotta Afatheis Rowe, Jacksonville; Mrs. 

Lotta Irwin Shonle, Indianapolis. Ind. 
Conference Visitors — Pastor.q resident in Jacksonville, Rev. E. M. Antrim, 

Rev. J. C. Nate, Rev. C. F. Buker, Rev. C. R. Morrison. 
Wesley Foundation — J. W. VanCleve. 



138 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Trustees Illinois Wesleyan University — 

Class of 1922 — Fi-ank A. McCarty, Bloomington, John Kissack, Farmer City; 
Hiram Buck Prentice, Chicago; Frank M. Rice. 

Class of 1924 — W. J. Davidson, Evanston; L. J. Owens, LeRoy; H. R. 
Snavely, Marshall; J. AV. Haii'grove, Virden. 

New Trustees subject to appi'oval of charter by Central Illinois Con- 
ference. 

Class of 1922 — D. L. Musselman, Quincy; Miss Belle Hensen Villa Grove. 

Class of 1923 — Mrs. Jessie Beggs, Ashland; James Shaw, Bloomington. 

Class of 1924 — J. O. Honnold, Kans; J. E. Merritt, Hoopeston. 

Visitors — T. N. Ewing, C. M. Duncan, H. A. Keck, H. W. McPherson, 
Arthur S. Chapman, E. M. Antrim. 

Boston University — 

A. K. Byrns, H. S. Jackson. 

Garrett Biblical Institute — J. C. Brown, J. E. Evans. 

Iliff School of Theology — R. S. Fairchild. 

Conference Board of Education 

Class of 1922— J. C. Nate, C. W. Groves, F. A. Havighurst B. T. Huff, T. 
N. Ewing. Richard Yates, W. J. Davidson, Eva Frields, A. S. Chap- 
man, W. T. Perin, F. R. Dove. 

Claiss of 1923— W. D. Fairchild, J. A. Cathcart, C. R. Morrison, Cliff Guild. 
H. W. McPherson, H. R. Snavely, A. C. Adams, L. J. Owens, C. M. 
Duncan, L. G. Snerly, J. E. Merritt. 

Class of 1924 — E. G. Ransdall. A. K. Byrns O. P. Purl, J. C. Musselman, 
E. M. Antrim, F. A. McCarty, J. C. Baker, E. V. Young. RoUo Ayers, 
A. R. Grummon, D. L. Musselman. 

Educational Banquet Committee 
E. G. Sandmeyer, A. R. Grummon, E. V. Young. 

RESOLUTIONS. 
Auditing Committee 

Resolved, That the Conference elect at this session the Treasurer, the 
Statistician and the Auditor for next year's session and that hereafter at each 
session of the Conference the Treasurer be elected for the succeeding session. 

Resolved, That within ninety days after the adjournment of this session 
of the Conference the Treasurer submit to the Auditor his report as presented 
to the Conference together with his receipts from the benevolent Board for 
the sums due them severally and ai statement of the funds remaining in his 
hands, if any. The Auditor shall thereupon audit the Report and Receipts, and 
if they are found to be correct he shall deliver the accounts and funds (if any) 
to the Treasurer elect. 

Resolved, That Pastors be required to see that their reports for the Con- 
ference Treasurer be placed in his hands properly made out not later than the 
first day of the Conference session. 

Resolved, That the Treasurer give bond as required by the Discipline in 
the sum of $5,000 Dollars. 

Resolved, That we request that no causes be reported under the head of 
Other Collections, except such as have been duly approved by the Annual Con- 
ference Commission on Finance. 

Resolved, That the reports of Pastors as presented to the Treasurer shall 
be correct in the following particulars: 

1. They shall be presented on TIME. 
2. Properly designated — showing in proper places the names of the Con- 
ference, the District, the CJiarge and the Pastor. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CKURCH 139 

3. The figures shall be clear and legible. 

4. They shall be correctly entered. The correct amounts shall be entered 
in their proper places, and the figures shall be in the proper digit column. 

5. They shall be in agreement. The amounts as entered in A shall agree 
with the sum of the cash and the vouchers as entered in B. 

6. They shall be accompanied by proper vouchers. They must be oflfieial 
vouchers and where they are in duplicate must not be torn apart. 

7. They must contain no extraneous matter, that is matter which is not 
properly contained in the Treasurer's report. 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' STANDARD TOTAL 

That when a charge has raised a total amount equal to or above the stand- 
ard total, but the standard due from any apportionment has not been reached, 
then the standard of such apportionment may be reduced as agreed by the 
Secretary of the Conference Claimants' Campaign, the District Superintendent 
and the Pastor ofthe Charge. Any such reduction shall be for the just cause 
shown. 

SALARIES— SPECIAL SERVICE. 

Resolved, That each member of the Conference in detached service be, 
and hereby is, required to furnish to the statistician a statement as to the 
name of the position held and o fthe amount of salary received and that the 
Secretary of the Conference shall notify each of said members and that such 
report shall be printed in the Conference Minutes in connection with Statis 
tical table number 1. 

A. M. WELLS. R. Y. WILLI A.MS. 

H. C. GIBBS, J. C. BAKER, 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



XIV. 

Historical. 



THE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENCY OF THE ILLINOIS 

CONFERENCE— 1824-1920. 



This office was known as the Presiding Eldership until the General Con- 
ference of 1908 at Baltimore changed its name to the District Superintendency. 

The following list was compiled by the Rev. Royal W. Ennis, Ph. D.— 
Editor: 



JAMES ARMSTRONG 


....1824-27 


*■;;.;; i83o-3i 


SAMUEL H. THOMPSON 


....1824-25 
....1829-31 


JOHN STRANGE 


....1824-28 


" ".' 1829-31 



CHARLES HOLLIDAY 

1825-27 

Lebanon 1836-37 

1840-43 

Alton 1838-39 

GEORGE LOCKE 



.1828-31 



WILEY ALLEN 



1VM. SHANKS 



,1831 



JESSE WALKER 

Mission 1831-32 

MICHAEL TAYLOR 

Wabash 1832-35 

Quincy 1836-37 

JOHN S. BARGER 

Kaskaskia 1832-34 

Wabash 1836 

Quincy 1840-42 

Lewiston 1843 

Bloomlngton 1847-50 

Jacksonville 1851-52 

PETER CARTWRIGHT 

Illinois 1826-29 

Sangamon 1830-31 

1836-38 

Quincy 1832-35 

1861-52 

Springfield 1839 

1847-50 

1861-64 

Jacksonville 1840-43 

1857-60 

Bloomlngton 1844-46 

Pleasant Plains 1853-56 

8IMON PETER 

Sangamon 1832-34 

1865-68 

Lebanon ° 1835 



JOHN SINCLAIR 

Chicago 1833-34 

Sangamon 1835 

Peoria 1836-37 

Ottawa 1839 

HOOPER CREWS 

Galena 1834 

Wabash 1837 

Danville 1838-39 

JOHN VAN CLEVE 

Mt. Vernon 1835-37 

1843-44 

Mt. Carmel 1845-46 

ALFRED BRUNSON 

Galena i .1835-36 

Indian Mis 1837-38 

W. A. MACK 

Chicago 1835 

JOHN CLARK 

Chicago 1836-39 

HENRY SIMMONS 

Rock Island 1836-38 

Iowa 1839 

JOHN DEW 

Carlyle 1837 

Lebanon 1838-39 

SALMON STEBBINS 

Milwaukee 1837-38 

BARTHOLOMEW WEED 

Galena 1837-39 

PETER AICBRS 

Quincy 1838-39 

1848-50 

Springfield 1840-43 

1851 

Jacksonville 1844-47 

1865-68 

Pleasant Plains 1869-70 

SQUIRE W. D. CHASE 

Peoria 1838 

Bloomlngton 1839-41 

Mt. Vernon 1838-41 

Sparta 1843-44 

AS ABEL E. PHELPS 

Mt. Vernon 1838-41 

Peoria 1842-43 

ASABEL L. RISLEY 

Quincy 1846-47 



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141 



WH. H. TAYLOR 

Mt. Carmel 1847-49 

Mt. Vernon 1850 

GEORGE RUTLEDGB 

Sparta 1848 

Alton 1851 

Jacksonville 1853-56 

1869-70 

Pleasant Plains 1857-60 

Bloomlngton 1862-65 

CONRAD EISENMEYER 

Wisconsin German 1848-50 

GEO. W. FAIRBANKS 

Danville 1848-51 

Springfield 1852 

Bloomlngton 1853-54 

WILLIAM SCHRENCK 

Mo. German 1848-49 

JAS. B. CARRINGTON 

Sparta 1849 

Lebanon 1850-51 

PHILIP KUHL 

St. L. German 1849-51 

Mo. German 1852-53 

Qulncy German 1854-56 

Beardstown German 1857-59 

NEWTON G. BERRYMAN 

Knoxville 1839-41 

Lewiston 1842 

Qulncy 1843-44 

Milwaukee 1839 

BENJ. T. KAVANAUGH 

Indian Mission 1839 

BARTON RANDLB 

Vandalia 1839-40 

Mt. Carmel 1841-43 

GEORGE W. ROBBINS 

Danville 1840-43 

Lebanon 1844-47 

WM. D. R. TROTTER 

Bloomlngton 1842-43 

Springfield 1844-46 

Jacksonville 1848-50 

Grlggsvllle 1851 

Paris 1861-64 

Qulncy 1866-66 

NICHOLAS S. BASTION 

Danville 1844-47 

LUDWIG S. JACOBY 

Qulncy German 1845-47 

CONLIN D. JAMES 

Sparta 1845-47 

Lebanon 1848-49 

Alton 1850 

Bloomlngton 1851-52 

HENRY KOENEKB 

St. L. German 1845-48 

Qulncy German 1849-52 

1862 

Belleville 1853-55 

NORMAN ALLEN 

Mt. Carmel 1850-51 

FREDERICK KERKMAN 

Mo. German 1850-51 

St L. German 1852 

JOHN PLANCK 

Iowa 1850 

JOHN H. DICKENS 

Jonesboro 1851 

WM. MITCHELL 

Mt. Vernon 1851 

GEO. L. MULFINGER 

Wis. German 1861 



HIRAM BUCK 

Danville 1862 

•• 1881-84 

Bloomlngton 1856-67 

1866 

1870-72 

Decatur 1858-60 

1868 

•• 1876-79 

Champaign 1873-76 

HARDIN WALLACE 

Grlggsvllle 1852-56 

Paris I860 

Pleasant Plains 1861-62 

N. Jacksonville 1863-64 

ARTHUR BRADSHAW 

Danville 1863-64 

JACOB FEISEL 

St. L. German 1853-66 

Beardstown German 1857 

Mo. German 1858-69 

Kas. German Mis I860 

ISAAC KIMBER 

Springfield 1853-66 

HENRY F. KOENEKE 

Qulncy German 1853 

1862-68 

Beardstown German 1860-61 

JOS. MONTGOMERY 

Qulncy 185S 

RENIL C. NORTON 

Paris 1853-66 

ROBERT E. GUTHRIE 

Qulncy 1854-56 

Bloomlngton 1868-61 

SAMUEL ELLIOTT 

Danville 1855-56 

WM. FIEGENBAUM 

Mo. German 1856 

JAMES L. CRANE 

Paris 1856-69 

Danville 1860 

Springfield 1865-67 

JOHN HANSAM 

Mo. German 1856 

REUBEN W. TRAVIS 

Grlggsvllle 1856-5S 

Decatur 1861-64 

Qulncy 1866 

Champaign 1866-68 

BENJ. F. NORTHCOTT 

Qulncy 1857-60 

Grlggsvllle 1861 

LEVI C. PITNER 

Danville 1857-69 

WM. S. PRENTICE 

Springfield 1857-60 

1868-71 

_ JggQ.gJ 

Jacksonville ..... . ! !. . !.!!!!l861-64 

1876-79 

Decatur 1872-76 

JOHN L. WALTHER 

Qulncy German 1857-60 

WM. J. RUTLEDGB 

Rushvllle 1851 

JESSE CROMWELL 

Rushvllle 1859-60 

WM. H. H, MOORE 

Grlggsvllle 1859-60 

Danville 1861-64 

Bloomlngton 1867-69 

N. Jacksonville 1871-74 

JAMES H. BARGER 

Qulncy IMl 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



HENRY ELLERBECK 

Qulncy German 1861 

JAMES P. DIMMITT 

Griggsville 1862-64 

1873-74 

Quincy 1875-77 

Qulncy 1862-64 

JAMES LEATON 

Paris 1865-66 

ALLEN BUCKNER 

Pana 1874-75 

EMMOR ELLIOTT 

Griggsville 1865-68 

JESSE H. MOORE 

Decatur 1865-67 

SAMSON SHINN 

Danville 1865-68 

WM. E. JOHNSON 

Quincy 1867-70 

PETER WALLACE 

Mattoon 1867-70 

Qulncy 1871-74 

JAMES I. DAVIDSON 

Decatur 1869 

ASA S. McCOY 

Griggsville 1869-70 

1872 

S. Qulncy 1871 

ALEXANDER SEMPLE 

Champaign .1869-72 

N. Jacksonville 1875 

PRESTON WOOD 

Danville 1869-72 

Bloomington 1873-76 

Griggsville 1879-82 

Springfield 1884-89 

JULIUS FIELD 

CALEB P. BALDWIN 

Decatur 1870-71 

Pana 1872-73 

SOLOMON S. McGINNIS 

Mattoon 1871-74 

WILLIAM F. SHORT 

Jacksonville 1871-74 

W. Jacksonville 1897-01 

WM. McK. McELFRESH 

Springfield 1872-75 

Danville 1877-80 

FRANK W. PHILLIPS 

Danville 1873 

JAMES H. NOBLE 

Danville 1874-76 

RICHARD N. DA VIES 

Mattoon 1875-78 

Decatur 1880-83 

ALEXANDER T. ORR 

Griggsville 1875-78 

WM. H. WEBSTER 

Jacksonville 1875 

Springfield 1876-79 

Danville 1885-90 

WM. N. Mcelroy 

Champaign 1878-81 

Bloomington 1879-82 

1890-95 

Jacksonville 1896-01 

CHAS. W. C. MUNSBLL 

Bloomington 1877-78 

JAMES G. LITTLE 

Champaign 1878-81 

GREENBERRY R. S. McELFRESH 

Qulncy , 1878-80 

DAVID GAY 

Mattoon 1879-82 



GEORGE STEVENS 

Jacksonville 1880-83 

Bloomington 1887-92 

WM. R. GOODWIN 

Qulncy 1881-84 

MARIAN W. EVERHART 

Champaign 1882-85 

Griggsville 1887 

W. Jacksonville 1888-92 

DANIEL W. ENGLISH 

Bloomington 1883-86 

Qulncy 1891-96 

MATTHIAS A. HEWES 

Griggsville 1883 

HORACE REED 

Mattoon 1883-86 

W. Jacksonville 1893-96 

Decatur 1899-04 

JOHN A. KUMLER 

Jacksonville 1884-89 

WM. H. WILDER 

Decatur 1884-87 

Quincy 1897 

Champaign 1898-08 

THOMAS A. PARKER 

Champaign 1886-91 

JAMES T. ORR 

Mattoon 1887-92 

STEPHEN H. WHITLOCK 

Qulncy 1885-90 

Mattoon 1897-02 

Danville 1903-08 

MARQUIS A. HA WES 

Decatur 1888-91 

WILLIAM D. BEST 

Jacksonville 1890-95 

GEORGE E. SCRIMGER 

Danville 1891-96 

Jacksonville 1902-07 

ALEXANDER C. BYERLY 

Champaign 1892-97 

Springfield 1902-07 

JAMES MILLER 

Decatur 1892 

CHRISTIE GALEENER 

Decatur 1893-96 

Springfield 1908-14 

ROBERT STEPHENS 

Mattoon 1893-96 

Danville 1897-02 

W. Jacksonville 1903-06 

JOHN B. WOLFE 

Bloomington 1893-97 

EDWIN B. RANDLE 

Decatur 1896-98 

WILLIAM A. SMITH 

Springfield 1896-01 

WILLIAM T. BEADLES 

Quincy 1898-03 

CHARLES B. TAYLOR 

Bloomington 1898-03 

Champaign 1904-09 

JOHN W. MILLER 

Mattoon 1903-0* 

GEORGE W. FLAGGB 

Quincy 1904-06 

JONATHAN B. HORNBY 

Bloomington 1904-09 

PARKER SHIELDS 

Mattoon 1905-10 

ALBERT A. WHITE 

W. Jacksonville 1907 

Jacksonville 1908-11 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



JORDAN F. WOHLFARTH 

Quincy 1907-12 

HENRY C. GIBBS 

DanviUe 1909-14 

ALBERT L. T. EWERT 

Bloomington 1909-13 

FREDERIC B. MADDEN 

Champaign 1909-14 

JOSEPH W. VAN CLEVK 

Decatur 1911-15 

CALVIN F. BUKER 

Mattoon 1911-16 

F-RANOIS A. MoCARTY 

Jacksonville 1912-16 

ALBEI{T S. FLANIGAN 

Quincy 1913-18 

B. F. SHIPP 

Decatur 1905-10 

Bloomington 1914-19 

PRESTON WOOD 

Springfield 1!)14-15 



J. C. NATE 

Champaign 1915-1 6 

Champaign-Danville 1917-20 

W. N. TOBIE 

Danville 1915 

\V. D. FAIRCHILD 

Danville 1<ilfi 

Mattoon 1917-20 

^r. N. ENGLISH 

Decatur 1916-19 

A. C. PIERSEL 

Springfield 1<116 

E. M. ANTRIM 

Springfield 1917-20 

E. L. FLETCHER 

Jacksonville 1917-20 

C. M. DUNCAN 

Quincy 1919 

Bloomington 1920 

T. N. EWING 

Decatur 1920 

E. S. COMBS 

Quincy , 1920 



Pastoral Record. 



Full members, 352; Probations, 19. 

R'd denotes retired relation. 

Sy. denotes supernumerary relation. 

Where the postofllce differs from the last appointment it is placed in parenthesis. 

Every member of the conference, whose address is not given in the "appoint- 
ments," should send his address to the Secretary immediately upon the adjournment 
of Conference. 
ADAMS, ALFRED C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1897-8Weedman Circuit; 1899 Ludlow; 

1000-2 Arm.strong; 1903-4 Pawnee: 1905-6 Villa Grove; 1907-8 Cerro Gordo; 

19(19-11 Assumption; 1912-14 Rushville; 1915-16 Barry; 1917 Sv. Ft. Lauderdale, 

Fla. ; 1918 Effective. Kansas; 1920-21 Casey. 
ADAMS, LOUIS GRANT— Rec. on trial St. Louis Conf. 1899-1900 Moundville; 1901-4 

Springfield; 1905-6 at school; 111. Conf. 1907-8 McLean; 1909-10 Waverly; 1911 

Winchester; 1912-14 Sidel; 1915 Areola; 1916-17 Danville, Grace; 1918 Witt; 

1919-21 Pawnee. 
ADAMS, THOMAS A.^Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1900-1 Eddyville Ct.; Iowa Conf.; 

1902-3 Lynnville Ct. 111. Conf.; 1904-6 Concord; 1907-8 Hindsboro; 1909 Windsor; 

1910-11 Bowen; 1912-13 Lovington; 1914-15 Danville, Lincoln; 1916-17 Newman; 

1918 Bement: 1919-20 Rushville; r.t21 Homer. 
ALKIRE, ALBERT H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1872 Hoopeston; 1873 discontinued; 

1874 Summit Grove, 1875-6 Detroit; 1877 Raymond; 1878-80 Concord; 1881 Perry; 

1882-3 New Salem; 1884 Hartford; 1885-6 Versailles; 1887-8 Pleasant Plains; 1889 

Girard; 1890-3 Elkhart; 1894 Edinburg Ct.; 1895-6 Waverly Ct.; 1897 Literberry; 

1898-1902 Sy.: 1903-21 R'd, Springfield, 111. 
ANTRIM, EUGENE M.— Rec. on trial New England Conf. 1900 Gleasondale; 1901 at 

school; 1902-9 Springfield, Mass., Trinity; Detroit Conf. 1910-12, Detroit, North 

Woodward Church: 111. Conf. 1913-15 Decatur. First; 1916 Danville, First; 1917-21 

Springfield Dist. (Springfield). 
ARMAND, J. PHILLIP— 111. Conf. 1920 Springfield, Church of Good Will; 1921 

Sherman. 
ARMSTRONG, JOHN W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1906 CoHison; 1907-8 Bismarck: 

1909-11 East Lynn; 1912 Seymour: 1913 Humbolt; 1914-15 Kansas Ct.; 1916-17 

Season; 1918-19 Virden; 1920-21 Greenfield. 
ARTZ, J. EDWARD— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1880 Time; 1881-2 Exeter; 1883-4 Mason 

City Ct.; 1885-7 San Jose; 1888-91 Wayne.sville; 1892-94 Lincoln Ct.; 1895-6 Jack- 
sonville. Brooklyn; 1897-01 Carrollton: 1902-4 Rushville: 1905 LeRoy: 1906-10 Pax- 
ton; 1911 Farmer City; 1912-13 Mason City; 1914-17 Ashland; 1918-19 Bondvilie; 

1920-21 R'd Onarga. 
AUGUSTUS, HOWARD C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889 Fithian: 1890 Ludlow: 1891-2 

located; 1893-6 Savoy; 1897 Weldon; 1898-9 Sadorus; 1900-4 Philo; 1905-6 Rankin; 

1907-9 Warrensburg; 1910-11 Champaign Ct.; 1912-14 Sv. ; 1915-21 R'd Urbana. 



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AULT, MARION FRANK— Rec. on trial 1889-91 Edpar; 1892-4 Murdock: 189B-6 
Lema: 1897-9 Toledo; 1900-3 Georgetown: 1904-5 Danville, Grace; 1906-7 Mls- 
Blonary Bapulpa, Okla; 1908 Missionary Tombstone and Yuma, Arizona; 1909-10 
Missionary Wlnslow, Arlaona; 1911 Missionary Okemah. Okla.; 1912-16 111. Conf. 
Hume, m.: 1916 leave of absence; 1917 Oliver (P. O. Paris); 1918-19 Indfanola; 
1920-21 R'd Paris. 
BAKER, JAMES C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1900-2 Professor of Greek Missouri 

Wesleyan; 1903-4 at school; 1905-6 McLean; 1907-21 Urbana, Trinity. 
BALDWIN, LEWIS E.— Rec. on trial St. Louis Conf. 1895-6 Bonneterre; 1897 Ruplco: 
1898 Galena; 1899-1901 Cassville; 1902 Republic; 111. Conf. 1903-5 Henning; 1906-7 
New Holland; 1908-9 Ogden; 1910-11 Raymond; 1912-13 Grove City; 1914-15 
Pleasant Plains; 1917 Loraine; 1918-20 Cowden; 1921 Findley. 
BARNHART, JOHN D., Jr.— Rec. 111. Conf.; 1919-21 Prof. Hedding College, Abing- 
don. 
BARRINGER. EZRA M.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1886 Shawneetown; 1887-8 Eddy- 
rllle; 1889 McLeansboro Ct.; 1890-1 Wayne City; 1892-3 Newton Ct.: 1894-6 Sumner 
Ct.: 1897 West Liberty; 1898-9 Albion Ct.; 1900-1 Willow Hill; 111. Conf. 1902-3 
Camden; 1904-5 Loraine; 1906-8 Rushvllle Ct.; 1909-10 Chandlerville; 1911-12 
Shlloh; 1914 Mt. Auburn; 1915-16 Girard; 1918-21 R'd, Chatham, 111. 
BARTON, CHARLES MORRIS— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1896-7 Pleasant Hill; 1898-9 
Springfield, Prentice; 1900 Latham and Niantic; 1901-3 Assumption: 1904-6 Wav. 
erly; 1907-08 Barry: 1909-10 LeRoy; 1911-14 Moweaqua; 1915-17 Greenfield; 
1918-21 Superintendent of Apportionment and Surveys, Chicago, 740 Rush. 
BATTY, PETER G.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1911 Divernon: 1912 Mahomet Ct.; 1913-14 
Honedale; 1915-17 Ebenerer Ct. (McLean, R. F. D.); 1918-19 Season; 1920-21 
Bondvllle. 
BEADLES. WILLIAM THOMAS— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1874 Ivesdale Ct.; 187R-7 
Cisco: 1878-9 Charleston Ct.: 1880-2 San Jose; 1883-5 Potomac: 1886-90 Rossvllle: 
1891-5 Gibson Citv: 1896-7 Paris: 1898-1903 Quincy District: 1904-5 Paxton: 1906 
Macon: 1907 Financial Secretary Chaddock Boys' Home and School; 1909-12 Poto- 
mac; 1913-21 Chaplain Soldiers' Home (Quincy). 
BEEBE, MILTON O. — Rec. on trial Des Moines Conf. 1910 Burwick; New Hampshire 
nonf. 1911-12 Contoocook; 111. Conf. 1913-14 Bluffs; 1915 Roodhouse; 1916-21 
Chaplain U. S. Army (Columbus, N. M.). 
BECK, HARRIS GRAYBILL— Rec. on trial Okla. Conf. 1901 Apache: 1901-4 at school: 
1905-6 Snvder: 1907-9 ^Vaukomis; 1910-11 Cushinff: 111. Conf. 1912-13 Bellflower; 
1914-17 Deland; 1918 Chaplain U. S. Army: 1919-20 Newman; 1921 Hoopston. 
BEGGS. SAMUEL WATSON— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1893 Alexandpr: 1894-5 Chester- 
field; 1896-7 Island Grove; 1898-1900 at school: 1901-2 Illiopolis; 1903-4 Cerro Gordo; 
1905-6 Lovington; 1907-21 R'd, (Crandon, Wis.). 
BELL, CLINTON L.— 'Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903-4 Milton: 1905-7 New Salem: 1908-9 
Manchester- 1910-14 Palmyra; 1915-16 Buffalo; 1917-18 Forsythe; 1919-21 For- 
sythe and Sharon. 
BELL, JAMES CLARENCE— Rec. on trial Wei=t Neb. Conf. 1896 Grant: 1897 Paxton; 
St Louis Conf. 1898 Oronogo; 1899-1900 Nashville: 1901 Hume: 1902-4 at school: 
N. W. Tnd. Conf. 1905 Burnett: 1906 Staunton: 111. Conf. 1907-8 ElwIn: 1909 Illion- 
olls; 1910 Harrlstown; 1911 Findlev; 1913 Cowden; 1914-15 Petersburg: 1916 
Rankin; 1917 Seymour; 1918 Ashland: 1919-20 Murrayville; 1921 Mt. Pulaski. 
BERRY, JACOB C. — Rec. on trial 111 Conf. 1917, assist. First Church Decatur; 

1918-19 U. S. Army; 1920-21 Garrett. 
BETCHER, J. A.— Rec. on trial Main Conf. 1905-7 Portland; 1908-9 Sanford; 1910-12 
Livermore Falls: 1913 Madison: 1914-16 Berlin: 1917 Lewiston; 111. Conf. 1918-19 
Island Grove and Alexander; 1920-21 Ashland. 
BICKNELL, JAMES SCOTT— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1896-7 Findley; 1898-1901 Dan- 
ville, Grace; 1902-4 Champaign Ct.; 1905 Sidney; 1906 LaPlace and Lake City; 
1907-15 Sy.: 1916-21 R'd (Lovington). 
BIDDLE. JACOB A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1904 Plalnville: 1905-6 West .TacksonviUe 
Ct.; 1907-8 Perry; 1909 Indianola: 1910-12 Murrayville: 1913 Casey; 1914-16 Morri- 
sonville: 1917-18 Homer; 1919 Sullivan: 1920-21 Rossville. 
BLACK, DAVID T.— Rec. on trial III. Conf. 1882-3 Bruce; 1884-6 Bethany; 1887 Rose- 
mond; 1888-96 Sy.; 1897-8 Bruce: 1899 Minier: 1900-1 Waverly; 1902-4 Carrollton: 
1905-9 R'd; 1911 Stewardson; 1912-13 Hindsboro; 1914-15 Humbolt; 1916-21 R'd 
(Marshall). 
BONNEFON, FRANKLIN PEYTON— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1901-2 Rushville Ct.; 
1903-4 Curran; 1905 New Holland: 1906-7 Atwood: 1908 LaPlace and Lake City: 
1909-11 Missionary to Winnemucca, Nev.; 1912 Kinderbrook: 1913 Irving: 1914-15 
Tower Hill: 1916 Loaml: 1917-18 Edgar; 1919 West Point and Basco; 1920 
Athens: 1921 Durbin and Providence. 
BOOTH, CLYDE R.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1907 Thomasboro: 1908 Urbana. Third: 
1909-11 Chestnut; North Ind. Conf. 1912-13 Roanoke; 1913-14 at school; 111. Conf. 
1915-16 Chestnut; 1917-21 Decatur, St. Paul's. 
BORTON, EDSON S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1892 Westfleld; 1893 Greenup; 1894-5 
Cowden; 1896 Chapin: 1897 Loami: 1898-9 Waggoner; 1900-1 Mt. Auburn; 1902-3 
N«w Holland; 1904 Wapella; 1905 Hammond; 1906 Sy.; 1907 Urbana. Third, and 



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"White Heath: 1908-9 Thomasboro; 1910 Georgetown Ct.; 1911-18 Sy.; 191I-39 

New Salem; 1921 Camden. 
BOWMAN, WILLIAM PARKER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1886 Beverly; 1887-8 Lynn- 
vllle: 1889-91 at achool; 1892 Sidney; 1893-4 Morrisonville: 1895 Martinsville: 1896-? 
Vermilion; 1899 Bethany; 1900-1 North Salem; 1902-3 Pittsfleld; 1904-B Augusta; 
1906 Petersburg; 1907-8 Chandlervllle; 1909-10 Charleston Ct.; 1911-12 Elwin; 1913 
Ogden; 1914-16 Concord; 1917-21 Hopedale. 
BOYD, CHARLES S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1901-3 Waggoner; 1904-5 Morrisonville; 
1906-7 Bloomington Ct.; 1908-11 Downs; 1912-13 Arthur; 1914-16 CarroUton: 
1917-18 LeRoy; 1919-21 Douglas Ave., Springfield. 
BOYD. WILLIAM ADDY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889-90 Savoy; 1891 Champaign Ct.; 
1892 Cisco; 1893-4 Sadorus; 1895 Girard; 1896-7 Philo: 1898-9 Gifford: 1900 Sey- 
mour; 1901-3 Mechanicsburg; 1904 wmiamsvllle; 1905-6 Decatur Ct.; 1907-9 Ash- 
land; 1910 Arrowsmith; 1911-12 Latham; 1913-14 West Jacksonville Ct.; 1915-17 
Fithian: 1918 leave of absence (Champaign. HI.); 1919-21 Heyworth. 
BROWN, JOSEPH C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1910-11 at school; 1912 Niantic: 1913-16 

Decatur. St. Paul's; 1917-18 Pittsfleld; 1919-20 Gibson City; 1921 Rushvllle. 
BUCHHOLZ, FRED A.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1920-21 Elwin. 
BUKER, CALVIN FREDERICK— Rec. on trial Montreal Conf. 1893 Lynn; 1894 Ma- 
tilda; m. Conf. 1895-6 Batchtown; 1897 Rockport and New Canton; 1898-9 Plain- 
vllle; 1900-4 West Jacksonville Ct.; 1905-7 CarroUton; 1908 Farmer City; 1909-10 
Charleston: 1911-16 Mattoon Dist.; 1917-18 Danville, First; 1919-20 Lincoln; 
1921 Mattoon. 
BUMPUS, M. S.— HI. Conf. 1918-20 Metcalf; 1921 DeWitt. 

BURTON. GEORGE ELLIOTT— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891 Mt. Auburn: 1892-4 Daw- 
son; 1895-6 Athens; Col. Conf. 1897 Rockv Ford: 1898 South Park Ct. : 1899 Glen- 
wood Springs; 111. Conf. 1900 Waverly Ct.: 1901 Mattoon Ct.; 1902 Etna; 1903-4 
Chandlervllle: 1905-6 Wapella; 1907-8 Chatham: 1909 Toledo; 1910-13 Sy.; 1914 
McKendree: 1915-19 Sy. (Potomac); 1920-21 Collison. 
BUTLER, JOSEPH D., JR.— Rec. from United Evanerelical A.ssoclation 1913 Cadwell; 

1914-16 at school: 1917-18 Green Valley; 1919 Atlanta; 1920-21 Buffalo. 
BYRNS. ARCHIBALD K.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1901 West Point: 1902-5 Bowen; 
1906-7 Saybrook; 1908-10 CarroUton; 1911-12 Rantoul; 1913-15 Beardstown; 
1916-20 Bloomington, First Church; 1921 Supt. Champaign-Danville Dist., 
(Champaign). 
CAMPBELL, ERNEST J.^Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1910 Riggston; 1911-13 Waverly 

Ct.; 1914-16 Latham; 1917-19 Maroa; 1920-21 Sullivan. 
CAMPBELL. LEWIS— Rec. on trial North Neb. Conf. 1888-90 Scotia: 1891 Cedar 
Rapids; 1892-4 at school: 1895 Wood River: 1896-7 Scribner: 1898 Fullerton: 1899- 
1901 St. Paul: 1902 Gretna: 1903-6 Sy.: 111. Conf. 1907 Oconee: 1908 Grand View; 
1909 Ravmond; 1910 Was-goner; 1911-12 New Salem; 1913 Sy.; 1914-15 Ludlow; 
1916-18 Tolono: 1919-21 R'd Clinton. 
CANADY. THOMAS A.— Rec. on trial Missouri Conf. 1874 Grant Citv: 1875-6 Eagles- 
ville: 1877-8 Cainsville: 1879-81 Albanv: 1882-3 Savannah: 1884-5 Marvsville: 1886 
Brookfleld: 1887-90 Kirksville Dist.: 1891-2 Hannibal. Broadwav Church: 111. Conf. 
1893 Augusta: 1894-5 Paris; 1896-9 Paxton; 1900-3 Clinton; 1904-6 Carlinville; 
1907-21 R'd 460 N. Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 
CARLBERG, AARON B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf 1911-12 Carver; 1913 at school; 1914 

Forsythe; 1915-16 Kenney; 1917-20 Arrowsmith: 1921 at school. 
CARNINE. ALBERT G.— Rec. on trial. 111. Conf.: 1914-15 in school: 1916-17 Grand- 
view: 1918-19 Park Church, Bloomington; 1920-21 Agt. H. Wesleyan University, 
Bloomington. 
CARSON, EDDY LINCOLN— Rec. on trial K\. Conf. 1892-3 Morgantown; 1894 Mil- 
burn; S. Til Conf. 1S95-6 Haererstown: 1897-8 Donnellson: 1899-1902 Elsah: 1903-4 
Bunker Hill: 1905 Chester: 111. Conf. 1906 Lerna; 1907-8 Charleston Ct.; 1909 Mt. 
Auburn: 1910 Sharpsburg; 1911 Curran; 1912-13 Loami: 1914-15 Rochester: 1916-17 
Indianola: 1918 Pesotum; 1919-20 Bethany; 1921 Sanner Chapel. 
CARSON, PAUL E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1916-17 Raymond; 1918 at school; 1919-21 

Evanston. 
CARSON. PRESLEY P.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894 Milton: 1895-8 Bluff Springs: 
1899-1900 Owaneco: 1901-6 Hillsboro: 1907 Bement: 1908-10 Gibson Citv; 1911-14 
Pana: 1915-17 Paxton; 1918-19 Springfield. Laurel; 1920-21 Charleston. 
CARTER. THOMAS M.— Rec. on trial III. Conf. 1914-15 at school: 1916 Wesfleld: 1918 
Chaplain U. R. Army: Prof. Hamlin University: 1920-21 left without appoint- 
ment to attend school at Evanston. 
CASELEY, AUBREY L.— Rec. on trial Missouri Conf. 1894 Lucerne; 1895-7 at school; 
1898-1900 Amitv; 111. Conf. 1901-2 Trilla: 1903 Toledo; 1904 Bethanv; 1905-7 Grace. 
Quincy: 1908 Casey: 1909-12 Sullivan: 1913-15 Charleston; 1916-18 Beardstown: 
1919-21 Grace Church, Bloomington. 
CASELEY, CHARLES W.— Rec. on trial Kans. Conf. 1879-80: N. W. Kans. Conf. 
1881-91 Kerwin; Minneapolis; Solomon City: Lincoln: 1892-1900 Mo. Conf. Brook- 
field; Tarklo; Stanberry; Cameron: Hamilton; 111. Conf. 1901 Charleston Ct.; 1902- 
8 Villa Grove; 1904 East Lynn; 1905-7 Hume; 1908 Newman: 1909-10 St. Joseph; 
1911-13 Mahomet; 1914-19 Winchester; 1920 Petersburg; 1921 R'd Jackson, Ohio. 



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CECIL, S. A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. of M. E. Church, South, 1884; 111. Conf. M. B. 
Church: 1891 Astoria Ct.; 1892-3 Plymouth; 1894 Rosemond; 1895-6 Irving; 1897 
Atwood; 1898 Sy.; 1899 Bruce; 1900 Camden; 1901. Sy.; 1902-3 Greenup; 1904-5 Sy.; 
1906-21 R'd Blco, 111. 

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1898-9 Springfield, South charge; 
1900 Bloomlngton, Lucretia Chapel; 1901 at school; 1902 Bloomington, Lucretia 
Chapel; 1903-4 McLean; 1905 at school; 1906-9 Pittsfield; 1910 Beardstown; 1911-14 
ShelbvvUle, First; 1915-16 Springfield, Douslas Ave.; 1917-18 Hoopeston; 1919-21 
Paris, First. 

CHEUVRONT, JOHN R.— 111. Conf. 1918 Riverton; 1919-20 Island Grove and Alex- 
ander, 1921 Naples. 

CLAPPER, O. L.— Rec. on trial S. Ill Conf. 1908-9 Brownstown; 1910-11 Farinell; HI. 
Conf. 1913-17 Pesotum: 1918-19 Warrensburg; 1920-21 Macon. 

CLARK, EDWARD OSCAR— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1898 Carrier Mills; 1899-1901 
Montrose; 1902-4 Moccasin; 1905 Cisne and Rinard; 111. Conf. 1906-7 Sanners 
Chapel: 1908-10 Irving; 1911-12 Fithian; 1913-21 R'd (Decatur). 

CLARK, THORNTON— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1887-8 Rankin; 1889 Champaign Ct.; 
1890 DeLand; 1891-3 Tolono; 1894-5 Rantoul; 1896-8 Winchester; 1899-1903 LeRoy; 
1904-5 Delaven; 1906-9 Beardstown; 1910-13 Supt. Pythian Home, Decatur; 
1914-17 Sy., Okla.; 1918-21 R'd Lawton, Okla. 

CLARK, ABNER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1879-81 Sidney, 1882-3 Hoopston; 1884 
Alexander; 1885-6 Waverly Ct.; 1887-8 Auburn; 1889-90 Morrisonville; 1891 Asto- 
ria; 1892-3 Prof, in Chaddock College; 1894 Quincy, Trinity; 1895 Mounds and 
Scott; 1896 Downs; 1897-8 Mansfield; 1899-1900 Augusta; 1901-2 Griggsville; 1903 
Sy.; 1904-5 Payson; 1906 Bowen; 1907 Arthur; 1908-9 Rosemond; 1910-11 Mt. Zion; 
1912 Mt. Zion; 1913 Findley: 1914 Shelbyville Ct.; 1915 Martinsville Ct.; 1916 Met- 
calf; 1918-21 R'd Mt. Sterling. 

COLE, ALFRED E.— Rec. on trial 1914 "Warsaw; 1915-19 Plymouth; 1920-21 Quincy, 
Grace. 

COLEMAN. MATTHEW GRAY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1888-9 Atwood; 1890 Sidney; 
1891-2 Chrisman: 1893-4 Mansfield; 1895-7 Beardstown; 1898-9 Springfield, Second; 
1900-2 Pana; 1903-4 Paris; 1905-8 Tuscola; 1909-11 Hoopeston; 1912-16 Tavlorville: 
1917-18 Shelbyville: 1919-20 Financial Sec'y, Lake View Hospital, Danville; 1921 
Danville Central Park. 

COLLIER, MARTIN F,— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1895 at school; 1896-7 Marshall Ct.; 
1898-9 Neoga Ct.; 1900 Danville, Lincoln; 1901-2 Oakwood; 1903-4 Hume; 1905-6 
Fast Lynn: 1907 Murdock: 1908-12 Sy. ; 1913-21 R'd (Winter Park, Fla.). 

COLWELL, JOHN B E N N ETT— ^Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1863-4 Concord; 1865 Delavan; 
1866 Taylorville; 1867-8 Elkhart Ct.; 1869-71 Grove City: 1872-4 Harristown Ct.: 
1875 Lincoln Ct. ; 1876-8 Macon; 1879-80 >Toweaqua; 1881-2 Kinderhook; 1883-5 
Mechanicsburg: 1886-8 Williamsville Ct.; 1889-90 Virden; 1891-5 McLean: 1896-8 
Ri<lge Farm: 1900-2 Hume; 1903-4 Savoy: 1905 Sadorus; 1906-21 R'd (Chicago). 

COMBS, EDWARD STEPHEN— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1899-1901 Walnut Prairie; 1902 
Butler; 1903-4 Harristown and Niantic: 1905-7 Heyworth: 1908-10 Hillshoro: 1911- 

14 Snringfield, Douglas- Ave. ; 1915-17 Pana; 1918-19 Tuscola; 1920-21 Quincy 
District. 

CORRIE, CARL MILFORD— Rec. on trial N. W. Kans. Conf. 1908-10 at school: 111. 

Conf. 1911 Catlin: 1912-13 Collison; 1914-16 Fairmont; 1917-19 Chatham; 1920-21 

Winchester. 
COX, GUY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1908-9 Rockbridge; 1910 Manchester; 1911-12 

Bluffs: 1913-14 Witt; 1915-16 Weldon; 1917-18 Golden; 1919-21 Perry. 
CRANE, JOHN W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1872 Maroa; 1873-'^ Oakland: 1876-7 P^d- 

mond: 1878-9 Windsor; 1880 Kansas; 1881-3 Nokomis; 1884-5 Moweaqua; 1886- 

1921 R'd (Decatur). 
CREWS, EDWIN KIMBER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891-4 Shelbyville. Moulton; 

1895-6 Danville, Lincoln: l,S97-8 Mendon; 1899 Shelbyville, Moulton: 1900 Windsor; 

1901-4 Fisher: 1905-8 Bellflower; 1909-10 Pleasant Plains: 1911-12 Hammond: 

1913-14 Xiantic: 1915-16 Cowden; 1917 Latham: 1918-20 Arthur: 1921 Stewardson. 
CROSS. WILLIAM— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1911 Rockbridge; 1912-13 Roodhouse; 1914- 

15 Blue Mound: 1916-18 Mt. Pulaski: 1920-21 Sidney. 

CUMMINS, JOYCE P.- Rec. on trial N. Minn. Conf. 1903 Willmar; Iowa Conf. 1904 
Hillsboro; 1905-6 Mount Union: 1907-9 Birmingham; 111. Conf. 1910 Kansas Ct.: 
1911-12 Beason: 1913-14 San Jose: 1915-16 Atlanta; 1917-18 Lovington; 1919-21 
Oakland. 

CUMMINS, LEWIS G.— Re'^. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1899 Harrisburg; 1900-2 Carlyle; 
Iowa Conf. 1903-5 Lacy; 1906-8 Killduff; 1909 Mt. Sterline; 1910-11 Eldon; 111. Conf. 
1912-13 Bethany: 1914 Garrett; 1915-16 Seymour: 1917 Fairmount; 1918, Danville, 
Grace: 1919-20 McKinley Memorial, Danville; 1921 Sy. Danville. 

CUSIC, HENRY F.— Rec. on trial Til. Conf. 1890 Ru.shville Ct. Junior Preacher: 1892-3 
Maroa Ct. (called the first year Forsvthe Ct.); 1894-5 Carlinville Ct. (called At- 
water in 1894); 1895-7 Edinburg Ct: 1898 Athens; 1899 Bath; 1900 Palmyra; 1901-3 
Griggsville Ct.; 1904 Fairmount: 1905-7 Allerton; 1908-10 Camargo; 1910-11 Ran- 
kin: 1912-14 acksonville Ct.; 1915-18 Pawnee; 1919 Mechanicsburg; 1920-21 In- 
dianola. 



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DAVIDSON, WILLIAM JOSEPH— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894-6 at school; 1897 Rood- 
house; 1898-9 Greenfield; 1900-1 Prof. Garrett Biblical Institute; 1902-7 Decatur, 
First Church; 1908-9 Chancellor, Nebr. Wesleyan University; 1910-20 Prof. 

Garrett Biblical Institute (Evanston); 1921 Executive Secretary of Life Ser- 
vice (Evanston). 
DAVIS, CHARLES HOLMES— Rec. on trial Ark. Conf. 1895 Russell; 111. Conf. 1895 

Summit Grove; 1896 Sumner Hill; 1897-8 Beaverly; 1899-1901 Chapin; 1902-4 Mere- 

dosia; 1905-7 Griggsville; 1908-9 Nokomis; 1910-12 Missionary to Cananea, Mex. ; 

1913-14 Metcalf; 1915 Jacksonville Ct.; 1916-17 New Holland; 1918, Bowen; 1919 

Bowen; 1920-21 San Jose. 
DEWHIRST, GUY— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1909; 1910 Allendale; 1911-12 Browns; 

1913-15 in school; 1916-17 St. Francisville; 1918 N. W. Ind. Conf., Michigan 

City; 1919 111. Conf., Casey: 1920-21 Roodhouse. 
DILL, HERMAN HUGHES— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1918-19 Clarksburg Ct. ; 1920-21 

Hartsburg and Shirley. 
DIMMITT, JONAS L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1902-3 Warsaw; 1904-6 Black HlUe 

Mission; 1907 R'd 1919-21 Los Angeles, Calif. 
DOWSON, WILBERT— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1909 Danville, McKinley Memorial; 

1910-13 Lincoln Church, Danville; 1914-17 Bement; 1918-21 Springfield, Kumler. 

DUFF, JAMES M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889 Oakford; 1890 LeRoy Ct.; 1891 Time 
Ct.; 1892 Atwater; 1893 Butler; 1894-5 Lima; 1S96-7 North Rushville; 1898-9 Liter- 
berry; 1900-1 Chesterfield; 1902 Topeka; 1903 Bath; 1904-6 Bockbridge; 1907-8 
Chambersburg; 1909 Griggsville Ct.; 1910 Athens; 1911 Buckhart; 1912 Oconee; 
1913 Windsor; 1914-21 R'd Cedarville, Wis. 

DUGAN, J. JAY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1872 Middletown, 1873 South Shelbyvllle 
Ct.; 1874 Mt. Auburn; 1875-6 Edinburg Ct.; 1877 Beverly; 1878-9 New Salem; 1889 
Kinderhook; 1881 Roodhouse; 1882 Tolono; 1883-4 Buffalo; 1885 Virden; 1886 
Nokomis; 1887 Sullivan; 1888-90 Marshall; 1891-4 Greenfield; 1895-6 Hillsboro; 1897 
Lovington; 1898 Humbolt; 1899-1902 Pleasant Plains; 1903-5 Bluffs; 1906-8 Glrard; 
1909-10 Fithian; 1911-21 R'd Petersburg. 

DUNCAN, CHARLES MORRIS.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903-9 at school; 111. Conf. 
1910-11 Westfield; 1912-14 Areola; 1915-16 Shelbyvllle. Frist; 1917-18 Rantoul; 
1919 Quincy District; 1920-21 Bloomington District (Bloomington). 

DUNDAS, JOHN WESLEY— Rec. on trial S.Ill. Conf. 1894 Vienna Ct.; 1895 Frankfort; 

1896 at school; 1897 Beaucoup; 1898 Shiloh; 1899 Sandoval; 1900 at school; 1901-2 

Farina; 1903 Noble; 111. Conf. 1904-5 Westfield; 1906-8 at school; 1909 Hindsboro; 

1910-13 Clayton; 1914-16 Fisher; 1917-19 Macon; 1920-21 Danville, Lincoln. 
ELDREDGE, JOHN MERRILL— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1895 Berdan; 1896 Literberry; 

1897-8 Metcalf; 1899-1901 Stewardson; 1902 Neoga Ct.; 1903-4 Riverton; 1905-7 

Waverly Ct.; 1908 Loraine; 1910-11 Witt; 1912 Atwood; 1913-14 Butler; 1915 

Xiantic; 1916-17 Grove City; 1918 Kenney; 1919-20 Irving; 1921 Loami. 
ELLIS, HOWARD MARION— Rec. on trial M. E. Church, South. 1910 Sherman; 

1911-12 Marietta; 1913-15 Waverly; 1915-18 HI. Conf. Chesterfield; 1919-21 

Girard. 
ELLIS, J. L. B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1873 Majority Point; 1874 Grandview; 1875-7 

Charleston Ct.; 1878 Humbolt; 1879 Windsor; 1880 Bath; 1881 Old Town; 1882-3 

Waynesville; 1884-6 Hayworth; 1887-8 Paloma; 1889-91 Griggsville Ct.; 1892 

Newman; 1893 Kansas; 1894 Charleston Ct.; 1895 Tower Hill; 1896 Owaneco; 1897-9 

Georgetown; 1900 Shelbyville, Moulton; 1901-21 R'd (Shelbyvllle). 
ELLISON, LEWIS S.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1902 Central City; 1903-4 Beecher 

City; 1905-6 Moccasin; 111. Conf. 1907 Metcalf; 1909-10 Armstrong: 1911-13 at 

school, 1914-15 Oakwood; 1916 Arthur; 1917-19 Waynesville; 1920 Bloomington, 

Park Church; 1921 Stonington. 
ENNINGER, JOSEPH C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1887 Wapella; 18SS-9 Downs: 

1890-2 Easton; 1893 San Jose; 1894-6 Fithian; 1897 Rankin; 1898-9 St. Joseph: 

1900-1 Fisher; 1902 Humbolt; 1903-4 Pesotum; 1905-6 Savoy; 1907-8 Hammond; 

1910-11 Cisco; 1912 Philo, 1913 Bement; 1914-15 Arthur; 1916-17 Assumption; 

1918-19 Mt. Sterling; 1920-21 R'd Middle Inlet, Wis. 
ENNIS, ROYAL WESLEY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894 Beverly; 1895-6 Bluffs; 

1897-9 Concord; 1900 Wapella; 1901-2 Oconee; 1903-4 Maroa; 1905-6 Illiopolis; 1907 

Nokomis; 1908-9 Camp Point; 1910-11 Rushville; 1912-15 Hillsboro; 1916-18 Mason 

City; 1919-21 Deland. 
EVANS, JOHN E.— Rec. on trial Iowa Conf. 1907-8 Oakville; 1909-11 at school; 111. 

Conf. 1912-13 Weldon; W14-16 Green Valley; 1917-18 Heyworth; 1919 Bellflower; 

1920-21 Mansfield. 
EWERS, JOSEPH D.— Rec. on trial So. 111. Conf. 1915-16 Moccasin Circuit; HI. 

Conf. 1917-20 Charleston Circuit; 1921 Ridge Farm. 
EWING, JOHN C— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1907-8 Lima; 1909-10 Milton; 1911-13 

Butler: 1914 LaPlace; 1915-16 Murdock; 1917 Elkhart; 1918 Loraine; 1920-21 

Littleton. 
EWING, THOMAS NEWELL— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1897-9 Arthur; 1900 at school; 

1901-3 Hoopeston; 1904-7 Danville, Kimber Church; 1908-13 Decatur, Grace; 1914- 

19 Springfield, First; 1920-21 Decatur District (Decatur). 



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FAIRCHILD, ROSCOE SIMPSON— Rec. on trial Colo. Conf. 1908-9 Cheraw; 1910 
Wiley; 1911-12 Cortez; 1913-14 Durango; Trans. 111. oCnf. 1915 Rantoul; 1916-18 
Farmer City; 1919 Beardstown; 1920-21 Bement. 

FAIRCHILD, WILBER DANIEL— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1899 at school; 1900-2 
Murdock; 1903 Principal Prep. School 111. Wesleyan; 1904-7 Homer; 190»-10 Pana; 
1911-14 Paxton; 1915 Clinton; 1916 Superintendent Danville District (Danville); 
1917-21 Mattoon District (Mattoon). 

FAULK, MERRILL C— Rec. on trial 1918-19 Vermillion Heights, Danville; 1920-21 
Ludlow. 

FLAGGE, ALBERT H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1893 Time; 1894-5 Bath; 1896-7 Ches- 
terfield; 1898-9 Kenney and Chestnut; 1900 Topeka; 1901-4 Island Grove; 1905 Sy.; 
1906-10 Franklin; 1911 White Hall; 1912-15 Assumption; 1916-18 Casey; 1919-21 
Areola. 

FLAGGE, GEORGE WILLIAM— Rec. on trial III. Conf. 1887 Kinderhook (junior 
preacher); 1888-9 Time; 1890-1 Bluff Springs and Grigg's Chapel; 1892 Lynville; 
1893-7 Perry; 1898-9 Mason City; 1900-3 Paxton; 1904-6 Quincy Dist.; 1907 Lincoln; 
1908-11 Chnton; 1912-15 Jacksonville, Centenary; 1916 Charleston; 1917-21 
Taylorville. 

FLANIGAN, ALBERT SIDNEY— Rec. on trial Northwest Iowa Conf. 1888-9 Lati- 
mer; 1890 Downs; 1891 Algona; 1892 Eagle Grove; 1893-4 Clear Lake; 1895-6 Ida 
Grove; lU. Conf. 1897-9 Farmer City; 1900-2 Tuscola; 1903-6 Urbana; 1907-10 
Paris; 1911-12 Quincy, Vermont Street; 1913-18 Quincy Dist. (Quincy); 1919-20 
Hoopeston; 1921 Leave of Absence. 

FRAZIER, GEORGE A.— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1885-9 Indianola; 1890-1 Villa Grove 
1892-4 Sidell; 1895-1900 Sy.; 1901-4 R'd; 1905 Sy.; 1906-21 R'd (Villa Grove). 

FULTZ, CHARLES M.— Rec. on trial Va. Conf. 1891-5 August and Frost; 1896-1900 
Greenbrier; W. Va. Conf. 1901-6 Fayetteville; lU. Conf. 1S06-8 Harristown and 
Niantic; 1909-10 Bellflower; 1911 Deland; 1912-18 Sy.; 1919-21 R'd (Wausaukee, 
Wis.). 

FUNK, H. RAY— Rec. on trial IlL Conf. 1915 Caldwell; 1916-17 Buckhart; 1918 Kin- 
caid; 1919-20 Butler; 1921 Chestnut. 

GALEENER, CHRIS.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1878-9 Shelbyville, Moulton; 1880 
SulUvan; 1881 Shelbyville, Moulton; 1882-4 Warsaw; 1885-7 Pana; 1888-9 Spring- 
field, Second; 1890-2 (Quincy, Vermont St.; 1893-5 Decatur Dist.; 1896 Jacksonville. 
Grace; 1897-1903 Danville, Kimber; 1904-7 Champaign; 1908-13 Springfield Dist.; 
1914-15 Paris, First; 1916 Gibson City; 1917-21 Oarrollton. 

GANT, CHARLES W.— Rec. on trial IlL Conf. 1908 Martinsville Ct.; 1909-10 Gays; 
1911-12 Humbolt Ct.; 1913-15 Vermihon; 1916-17 Findley and Moulton; 1918-20 
Windsor; 1921 Assistant State Supt. of Tenn. A. S. L. 

GIBBS, HENRY CARROLL— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1886-7 Harristown; 1888-90 at 
school; 1891-3 Indianola; 1894-6 Marshall; 1897-1900 Charleston; 1901 Decatur, 
First Church; 1902-6 Danville, First Church; 1907-8 Urbana. First; 1909-14 Dan- 
ville Dist.; 1915-19 Field Secretary for Conference Claimants and Preachers' 
Society; 1920-21 Field Secretary for Commission on Conference Claimants' Cam- 
paign for Endowment fund. 

GILMORE, WILLIAM F.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1870-1 Tolono; 1872 Perry; 1873-4 
Pittsfield; 1875-6 Danville, Kimber Church; 1877 Rantoul; 1878 Gibson; 1879-80 
Beardstown; 1881 Harristown; 1882 Harristown and Niantic; 1883-6 Hillsboro; 
1886-90 Farmer City; 1891-5 Shelbyville, First; 1896-8 Decatur, Grace; 1899-1901 
Winchester; 1902-7 Fithian; 1908 Tolono; 1909-11 Petersburg; 1912 Auburn; 1913 
Petersburg; 1914-15 Irving; 1916 Mt. Zion; 1917 Long Creek; 1918 Lowder; 1919 
Bath; 1920-21 R'd Bath. 

GOLDSMITH, STEPHEN— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1868 Jacksonville Ct.; 1869 
Petersburg; 1870 Giigg's Chapel; 1871 Forrest City; 1872-3 Petersburg; 1874 
Champaign, University charge; 1875-7 located; 1878 South Champaign Ct.; 1879-81 
Hoopeston; 1882-4 Bement; 1885-1902 Sy.; 1903-7 Black Hills Mission; 1913-21 
R'd Thompson, Neb. 

GOODSPEED, JAMES M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1873-4 Tuscola Ct; 1875-6 Lud- 
low; 1877-8 Catlin; 1879-81 Camargo; 1882-3 Fairmount; 1884-6 Georgetown; 1887-9 
Homer; 1890 Areola; 1891 Sy.; 1892-3 Villa Grove; 1894 Arthur; 1895 Sidell; 1896 
Arthur; 1897 Broadlands; 1898-9 Hindsboro; 1900-4 Sy.; 1905-6 West Ridge; 1907 
Georgetown Ct.; 1908-11 Sy.; 1912-15 Ficklin; 1916-21 R'd (Tuscola). 

GOWDY, DUDLEY V.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1893-4 Marshall Ct.; 1895 Mattoon Ct.; 

1896-7 Neoga Ct.; 1898-1900 Martinsville; 1901-2 Brocton; 1903-6 Nokomis; 1907-9 

Monticello; 1910-14 Barry; 1915-18 Rushville; 1919-20 Centenary, Jacksonville; 

1921 Virginia. 
GROSS, JAMES J.— Rec. on trial W. Va. Conf. 1915 St. George; 1916 Uniontown; 

1917-18 Wana; 111. Conf. 1919 Rockport; 1920 Mendon; 1921 West Point and 

Basco. 
GRUMMON, ARTHUR RAY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1912 Beverly; 1913-14 Columbus; 

1915-16 Pleasant Hill; 1917-18 Camp Point; 1919-21 Pittsfield. 

HAGER, C. F.— Rec. Ohio Conf.; Trans. HI. Conf. 1919 Littleton; 1920-21 Chester- 
field. 



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HALLAM, JOSEPH — Rec. from Congregational Church 1916 Hopedale: 1917 Petera- 
burg; 1919-21 Edgar. 

HAMAND, CHAS. WESLEY— Rec. on trial Cen. 111. Conf. 1904 Hudson: 1905-7 at 
school; lU. Conf. 1908 CoUison; 1909 Danville. Vermilion Heights; 1910-11 Oak- 
wood; 1913 Edinburg; 1914-16 Macon; 1917 Marshall; 1918-20 Chrisman; 1921 
Waverly. 

HAMMER, G. B.— Trans. HI Conf. 1921 New Canton. 

HANCOCK, THOMAS LINCOLN— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1887 Mattoon Ct.; 1888-9 
Shelbyville, Moulton Church; 1891-3 Girard; 1894-6 Windsor; 1897-9 Casey; 1900 
Camargo; 1901-2 Sidell; 1903-5 Rossville; 1906-7 Havana; 1908-9 Clayton; 1910-13 
Griggsville; 1914 Pawnee; 1915-16 Meredosia; 1917 leave of absence; 1918-21 Sy ; 
Rice Lake, Wis. 

HARD, CLARK PATTINGI LL— Rec. on trial Genesee Conf. 1867 Hornellsville; 
1868-70 Corning; 1871 Rochester; 1872-3 Cleveland; South India Conf. 1874-8 
Madras Dist.; 1879-81 Buffalo; 1882 Allahabad; 1883 Bombay; 1884-91; Ajmere and 
Central Province Dists.; 1892 Narsinghpur; 1893 Furlong; 111. Conf. 1894 Maroa; 
1895-6 Rosemond; 1897-8 Hammond; 1899-1900 Elkhart; 1901 Curran; 1902 Atwood; 
1903 East Lynn; 1904-21 R'd (Zion City, 111.). 

HARDESTY, JOHN LOUIS— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1907 Chauncey; 1908 Patoka; 
IlL Conf. 1909 Shelbyville Ct. (supply); 1910 Waverly Ct.; 1911 Naples; 1912 
Manchester; 1913 New Salem; 1914 Divernon; 1915-16 Astoria Ct.; 1917-19 Dis- 
trict Superintendent Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society; 1920 Prof, and 
Agt. Blackburn College (Carlinville); 1921 Sy. Carlinville. 

HARMS, WILLIAM C— Rec. on trial Southern 111. Conf. 1906 Goldengate 111: 
1907 Bellmont; 1908-9 Dahlgreen; 1910-11 Norris City, 111.; 1912 Tamaroa, lU.; 
1913 Ashly, 111.; 1914-15 Elkville; Missouri Conf. 1916-18; 1919 Niantic; 1920-21 
Palmyra. 

HARRELL, JOSEPH M.— Rec. on trial 1916-18 Rockbridge; 1918-21 at school, 
Boston University, P. O. East Wareham, Mass. 

HARRY, FRANK M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1897 Elliott; 1898-1900 Weldon; 1901-3 
Heyworth; 1904 Charleston Ct.; 1905-6 Humbolt; 1907-8 Ridge Farm; 1909-11 San 
Jose; 1912-14 Atlanta; 1915-16 Bloomington, Park; 1917 Martinsville; 1918 Chap- 
lain U. S. Army; 1919 Sidney; 1920 Armstrong; 1921 Leave of Absence. 

HARTLEY, DANIEL H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903-5 Golden; 1906 Astoria; 1907-8 
Pesotum; 1909-11 Fisher; 1912-14 Cisco; 1915-17 Virden; 1918-19 San Jose; 1920 
Maroa; 1921 Illiopolis. 

HARTMAN, HAROLD W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1914 Weldon; 1915-16 Blooming- 
ton Ct.; 1917-19 Dawson; 1920-21 Kincaid. 

HARTMAN, THOMAS FRANCIS— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1896 Greenview Ct.; 1897- 
1900 Curran; 1901-6 Chatham; 1907-10 Rochester; 1911-13 Sy.; 1914 Auburn; 
1915-18 Williamsville; 1919 leave of absence; 1920-21 Sy., Memphis, Tenn. 

HATHAWAY, REUBEN N.— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1892-3 North Rushville; 1894 
Camden; 1895-1909 Sy.; 1909-21 R'd Champaign. 

HAVERFIELD, IRA S.— Rec. on trial 1914 Gays; 1915-16 Paris, Tabernacle; 1917 
Gifford; 1918-21 Sy. 

HAVIGHURST, FREEMAN ALFRED— Rec. on trial St. Louis German Conf. 1889- 
90 Prof. Mo. Wesleyan; 1891 at school; lU. Conf. 1892 Virden; 1893-4 at school; 
1895 Carlinville; 1896 Springfield, First; 1897-1904 Prof. Lawrence University, 
Appleton, Wis.; 1905-6 Lincoln; 1907-8 Prof. Lawrence University; 1909 Rantoul; 
1910-11 Tuscola; 1912-15 Bloomington, First; 1916-19 Decatur, First; 1920-21 
Springfield, First. 

HEDGES, EDWIN A.— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1894-5 Plymouth; 1896-9 West Point; 
1900-1 Clayton; 1902 Camp Point; 1903-4 Cisco; 1905-7 Tolono; 1908-11 Augusta; 
1912-14 Astoria; 1915-16 Savoy; 1917-18 Bellflower; 1919-21 Mahomet. 

HEINLEIN, ALLEN ARTHUR— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1906 DeWitt; 1907 Prin. 111. 
Wesleyan Academy; 1908-9 at school; 1910 Wapella; 1911-13 Mt. Pulaski; 1914 
Weedman; 1915 Versailles; 1916-17 Kansas; 1918 Chaplain U. S. Army; 1919-20 
Rantoul; 1921 Newman. 

HENNESSEY, JOHN D.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1883-4 Flat Rock; 1885 JefCer- 
sonville; 1886-8 Belmont; 1889-90 Shiloh and O'Fallon; 1891-3 Carlyle; 1894-5 
Nashville; 1896-8 CoUinsville; 1899-1901 Pickneyville; 1902 Benton; 111. Conf. 1903 
Danville Ct.; 1904-6 Danville, McKinley Memorial; 1907 Irving; 1908-9 Tower 
Hill; 1910-13 Sy.; 1914-21 R'd Danville. 

HENRY, WILLIAM W.— Rec. on trial Columbia River Conf.; 111. Conf. 1895 Curran; 
1896-7 Bloomington Ct.; 1898-9 Urbana, Parks Chapel; 1900 La Prairie; 1901 
Greenfield Ct.; 1902-3 Girard; 1904 Mechanicsburg; 1905-8 Pawnee; 1909-10 Sidell: 
1911 Homer; 1912 Newman; 1913 Delavan; 1915-16 LeRoy; 1917 Havana; 1918-19 
Greenfield; 1920-21 Virden. 

HESS, OSCAR B.— Rec. from Baptist Church 1904 Forest City and Topeka; 1905-7 
Island Grove; 1908-10 Vermilion; 1911-12 Sidney; 1913 Garrett; 1914 Warrens- 
burg; 1915-17 Villa Grove; 1918-21 Paxton. 

HIGGINS, HARRY FRANKLI N— Rec. on trial M. E. Church South, Louisville 
Conference 1911-13 Beech Grove, Ky.; 1914-15 Burkesville, Ky.; 1916-17 Sacra- 
mento, Ky. ; Trans. 111. Conf. 1917-18 LaPrairie; 1919 New Canton; 1920-21 
Warsaw. 



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HLLERBY, J. P.— Readmitted and Rd. 1920-21 Jacksonville. 

HOAR SILAS H.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1905-7 Carbondale, Grace Church; 
1908-11 Opdyke; 1912-14 Vergennes; 1915-17 Nashville; 1918 Mason; 1919 Central 
City; 1920-21 111. Conf. Kansas Ct. 
HOBART, MARCENE E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891 Brocton; 1892-3 Stewardson; 
1894-5 Vermilion; 1896-7 Martinsville; 1898 Neoga; 1899 Bath; 1900-2 Athens; 
1903-4 Chesterfield; 1905-6 Auburn; 1907-8 Elkhart: 1909-10 Metcalf; 1911 Sey- 
mour, (Ass't Pastor); 1912-14 Sy.; 1915-21 R'd (Urbana). 
HOGUE, C. E.— Rec. W. B. Conf. 1907 Vienna; 1908-10 Avent; 1911 Chester Co., 
Montana; 1912 Birds; S. 111. Conf. 1913-14 Jeffersonville; 1915-16 Allendale; 1917 
Dahlgreen; 111. Conf. 1919 Etna; 1920-21 Lerna. 
HOLMES, GUY W.— Rec. 111. Conf. 1919 Mendon; 1920 LaPrairie; 1921 Meredosia. 
HONN, ANDREW L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1911 Topeka and Knox; 1912-16 
DeWitt: 1917 Bismarck; 1918 Chaplain U. S. Army; 1919-21 Fairmont and Ja- 
maica. 
HORNEY, JONATHAN B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1884-5 Astoria Ct.; 1886 West 
Point; 1887 Plymouth; 1888-9 Warsaw; 1890-1 Augusta; 1892-7 Rushville; 1898-9 
Clinton; 1900-3 Mattoon; 1904-8 Bloomington Dist.; 1909-13 Sy. ; 1914-21 R'd 
Normal, 111. 
HOWARD, LEO— Rec. on trial St. Louis Conf. 1893 Doe Run; 1894-6 Fruitland; 
1897 Perryville; 1898-9 Mt. View; 1900 Bonneterre; Mo. Conf. 1901-3 Hannibal; 
111. Conf. 1904 Warsaw; 1905-7 Camp Point; 1908 Kansas; 1909-10 Casey; 1911 
Paris Ct.; 1912-15 St. Joseph; 1916-19 White Hall; 1920-21 Supt. S. Dist. Anti- 
Saloon League (Carbondale). 
HUBER, SAMUEL H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1878 Danville Ct.; 1879 Indianola; 
1880 Cowden; 1881 Charleston Ct.; 1882 Sullivan; 1883 Tolono; 1884-7 Sy.; 1888-9 
Maroa; 1890 Petersburg; 1891-3 Pittsfield; 1894 Bellflower; 1895-7 Gifford; 1898-9 
Rankin; 1900-1 St. Joseph; 1902-6 Sy.; 1907-21 R'd Champaign. 
HUBBART, RICHARD B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894 Weedman; 1895 at school; 
1896-7 Thomasboro; 1898-9 Ogden; 1900 DeLand (Asst. Pastor); 1901 White 
Heath; 1902-6 Sy.; 1907-10 Latham; 1911 Lovington; 1912 Waverly; 1913 Macon; 
1914-18 Sy. ; 1919-21 R'd (Urbana). 
HUNTER, WILLIAM F.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1908-9 Riggston; 1910-11 Bluff 
Springs; 1912-15 Rankin; 1916 Petersburg; 1917 Bowen; 1919 Sy. ; 1920 Astoria; 
1921 Pleasant Hill. 
ILLK, RUBERT A.— Rec. on trial White River United Brethren Conf., Ind. 1904 
Frankton; 1905 Dunkirk; 111. Conf. 1906 Henning; 1908-9 Georgetown Ct.; 1910-11 
Bismark; 1912-13 Riverton; 1914-15 Elwin; 1916 Edgar; 1917-18 Allerton; 1919 
Collison; 1920 Etna; 1921 Metcalf. 
INGRAM, HARRISON M.— Rec. on trial Mo. Conf. 1897 Nevinger; 1898-9 Revere; 
1900 Unionville Ct.; 111. Conf. 1901 Carlinville Ct.; 1902-3 Edinburg Ct.; 1904 
Sharpsburg Ct.; 1905-6 Shiloh; 1907-8 Greenfield Ct.; 1909-10 Plymouth; 1911-13 
Payson; 1914 Stillwell; 1915 Hulls; 1916-17 Rosemond; 1918-19 Elkhart; 1920 
oakford; 1921 Lowder. 
I VIE, C. W.— Rec. on trial South 111. Conf. 1905 Sumner; 1906-7 Browns; 1908-9 
Calhoun; 1910 Washville; 1911 Enfield; W. Kansas Conf. 1912-13 Narka; 1914 
Waldo; 1915-16 Marquette; South 111. Conf. 1916-17 McLeansboro; HI. Conf. 
1918-19 Petersburg; 1920-21 Havana. 
JACKSON, HUGH S.— 'Rec. on trial Des Moines Conf. 1905 Winterset Ct.; 1906-7 at 
school; California Conf. 1908-9 lone; 1910-11 Roseville; 1912 Willits; So. 111. Conf. 
1913 Nashville, 111. Conf. 1914-15 Windsor; 1916-18 Oakland;, 1919-20 Delavan; 
1921 Rantoul. 
JEFFERS, ELIJAH M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1883 St. Joseph; 1884-5 Bellflower; 
1886 Cisco; 1887-8 Seymour; 1889-90 Mansfield; 1891 Rankin; 1892-2 Gifford; 1894-5 
Homer; 1896-8 Pawnee; 1899-1900 Potomac; 1901-2 Kansas; 1903-6 Atlanta; 1907-9 
Virginia; 1910-12 Edinburg; 1913 Oakwood; 1914-21 R'd (Cameron, Mo.). 
JEFFERS, DELPHUS LEATON— Rec. on trial Cal. Conf. 1905-6 North San Juan; 
1907-8 Newcastle; 1909-10 at school; IlL Conf. 1911-13 Morrisonville; 1914-16 
F'hilo; 1917-18 Meredosia; 1919-20 Augusta; 1921 Hume. 
JERMAN, J. NELSON— Rec. on trial S. E. Ind. Conf. 1894 Manchester; Indiana 
Conf. 1895 Manchester; 1896 Batesville; 1897-8 Sugar Branch; 1899 Canaan; 1900 
Kent; 1901-3 Dillsboro; 1904-5 Vevay; 1906-8 Port Fulton; 1909-10 DePauw 
Memorial; 1911 New Harmony; 1912 Morristown; 111. Conf. 1913-15 Payson; 
1916-17 Franklin; 1918-19 Havana; 1920-21 Waynesville. 
JOCKISH, ALBERT J.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1904 Argenta; 1905-8 at school; 1909 
Mt. Zion; 1910-11 Sadorus; 1912-13 Fairmount; 1914-15 (Asst. Pastor) Decatur. 
First: 1916 Sharon; 1917-18 Hammond; 1919 leave of absence, (Decatur); 1920-21 
Sy., Decatur. 
JOHNSON, WILEY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. of Free Methodist Church 1891-2 Col- 
chester; 1893-4 Decatur; 1895-7 Shelbyville; 1896 Taylorville; 1899-1901 Mason 
City; 111. Conf. M. E. Church 1902 Bruce; 1903-4 Findlay; 1905 Lerna; 1906 Grand- 
view; 1907-8 Wapella; 1909 Bluffs; 1910 Murdock; 1911-14 Dawson; 1915 Argenta; 
1916 Chatham; 1917 Oakwood; 1918 Girard; 1919-21 Sy., Girard. 



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JOHNSON, WILLIAM M.— Rec. on trial S. HI. Conf. 1898-9 West Salem; 1900-3 
Browns: 1904 Noble: 111. Conf. 1905-6 Curran; 1907-8 Oakford; 1909-13 Sy.; 1914- 
.21 R'd Bristol, Colo. 

JOHNSTON, U. GRANT— Rec. on trial S. HI. Conf. 1888 Robinson; 1889-90 Jonea- 
boro: 1891-2 Marion; 1893-7 Newton; 1898-9 Brighton; 1900-1 Kane; 111. Conf. 1901 
White Heath: 1902-3 Homer: 1904 Windsor; 1905 Oakland: Cent. 111. Conf. 1906 
Good Hope; Col. Conf. 1907 Wellington; 1908 La Fayette: 1909 located; 111. Conf. 
1910 Stewardson; 1911 Loami: 1912-14 Stonington; 1915 Warrensburg; 1916-18 
Mahomet: 1919 Mason City; 1920-21 Fisher. 

JONES, OSCAR F. — Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1914 Rantoul Ct.; 1915-17 Bondville: 
1918 DeLand; 1919-20 Mechanicsburg; 1921 Morrisonville. 

JONES, RALPH C— Rec. on trial N. Ind. Conf. 1893 Orland; 1894-5 Fremont: 1896-7 
Leo: 1898-1900 Hoagland; 1901-2 Huntertown: 1903-4 Poneto; 1905 Lynn; 1906-8 
Selma: 1909 Muncie: 1910 Windfall: 1910 N. Minn. Conf. Detroit; 1911-13 Clus- 
holm: m. Conf. 1914-15 Kansas: 1916-17 Windsor; 1918-20 Utah Mission: 1921 
R'd Price, Utah. 

JUDY. JOHN MILTON— Rec. on trial Wis. Conf. 1901-2 Richmond: 1903-4 Orford- 
vllle: HI. Conf. 1906-7 Georgetown: 1908 Hume: 1909 Tolono; 1910 Rantoul Ct.: 
1911-12 Pesotum: 1913-14 Sidney; 1915 Mechanlcsburp: 1916-17 Versailles: 1918 
Fdinburg; 1919 Witt; 1920 leave of absence, P. O. Hillsboro; 1921 McKinley. 
Danville. 

JUVINALL. CHARLES FRANKLIN-^Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1901-3 Edgar; 1904-K 
Murdock; 1907-8 Danville, Vermilion Heights; 1909-11 Ridge Farm: 1912-13 
DeLand: 1914-17 Virginia; 1918-20 Villa Grove; 1921 Springfield. Laurel. 

KECK. HERBERT ALLEN— N. W. la. 1902 Danbury: (D 1904); 1904 Holstein; 
1905 Sr>>r.nl: 1908 Garner; (E. 1909); 1912-18 Sioux City, Grace; 1918-21 Cham- 
paign. First. 

KEMP. THEODORE— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1893-5 Allerton: 1896-9 Petersburg; 
1900-1 Jacksonville. Grace Church; 1903-4 Charleston; 1905-7 Bloomington, Grace; 
1908-21 Pres. HI. Wesleyan Univ. (Bloomington). 

KENRIL. DEXTER D.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1892 Marshall Ct. : 1893-4 Westfleld; 
1895-7 Murdock: 1898-9 Philo; 1900 Oconee; 1901 Findlay; 1902-5 R'd; 1906 Sy.; 
1907-21 R'd (Shelb>^-ille). 

KIRKPATRICK. JAMES O.— Rec. on trial Austin Conf. 1888 Ft. Worth. Texa.o: 
HI. Conf. 1889-93 Heyworth: 1894-6 Ashland: 1897 Tolono: 1898-1900 Bement: 1901 
Astoria; 1902-3 Augusta: 1904-5 Pittsfleld: 1906 Virginia: 1907-8 Waverlv: 1909-11 
Pawnpp: 1912-14 Mt. Sterling: 1915 Quincy. Grace; 1916-19 West Jacksonville 
Ct. : 1920-21 White Hall. 

KITTCt.. PETER— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1899 Coatsburg: 1900 Collison; 1901-2 
Broadlands: 1903-4 Garrett: 1905 CatHn; 1906-7 Downs: 1908 San .Tose: 19n<)-ii 
Meredosia; 1912-13 Franklin: 1914 Maroa; 1915-18 Sy. ; 1919 Camp Point; 1920-21 
Barry. 

KNOTTS. THOMAS LEE— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1894 Hamburg: 1895-1900 discon- 
tinued: 1901 Rockbridge: 1902-3 Greenfield Ct.: 1904-8 Middletown: 1909-10 Peso- 
tum: 1911 Sharpsburg; 1912 Cowden: 1913-14 Armstrong: 1915-17 Fast Lvnn: 191S 
.9t. Joseph: 1919 Leave of absence: 1920 Financial Secretary, Wesley Foundation 
Ui-bana: 1921 Asst. Pastor Trinity Ch. Urbana. 

KRUZAN, HORACE W.— Rec. from Church of God 1909 Banner's Chapel; 1910-13 
Tower Hill; 1914-15 Grove City; 1916-18 Irving: 1919 Middletown; 1920-21 
Dawson. 

KRUWEL, JOHN D.— Rec. from N. W. Tnd. Conf. 1914-17 Springfield. Kumler; 1918 
Vireinia: 1919-20 Monticello: 1921 Lincoln. 

KUMLER, JOHN A.— Rpc. on trial HI. Conf. 1868-70 Rossville: 1S71-3 Falrmount: 
1874-6: Savbrook: 1877-8 Bloomington, Universitv chare-e: 1879-80 Bement: 1881-3 
GHegsvllle: 1SR4-9 Jacksonville Dist. : 1890-4 Springfield. Second Church: 1895 
Virden: 1896 Clinton: 1897-9 Chancellor HI. Wesleyan Univ.: 1900 Springflera. 
Prentice Church: 1901-3 Supt. Dom. Mis. and Church Aid Society; 1904-12 Pres. 
Walden Univ.; 1913-21 R'd (Hamilton, Ohio. R. F. D. 6). 

KEENAN, WILBUR E.— Rec. on trial 1918-20 Bismarck; 1921 Georgetown. 

KROUGHOFF, K. F.— HI. Conf. 1919: 1921 Lincoln Ct. 

LEACH. HOWARD— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1913-15 Oakford; 1916-17 Ludlow; 1918 
U. S. Army: 1919 Philo: 1920-21 Ogdon. 

LEHMAN, JOHN O.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1905 Sanner's Chapel: 1906. Butler: 1907 
at school; 1910-11 Atwood: 1912 Prof, in Mo. Institute: 1913-14 Savoy; 1915 Island 
Orove and Alexander: 1916 Astoria: 1917 Paris. Tabernacle; 1918 Hindsboro; 
1919-20 Prof. Berea College, Ky. ; 1921 Sy. (Plain City. O.). 

LISTON, CHARLES E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1909-10 Danville, Grace: 1911 Bloom- 
ington Ct.: 1912 Minier: 1913-16 at school (Iliff, Denver, Colo.); 1917-18 Pleasant 
Hill: 1919 Hammond: 1920-21 Camp Point. 

LITHERLAND, H. ANSON— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1910 West Liberty: 1911 Mt. 
Erie; 1912-15 in school: 1915-16 Albion: 1917 Trenton: 111. Conf. 1918-19 Martins- 
ville; 1920 Atlanta; 1921 Augusta. 



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LLOYD, WILLIAM GRANVILLE— Rec. on trial West Va. Conf. 1894 Deer Park. 
Md.; 1895-7 at school; 1898 Auburn; 1899-1900 Elklns; 1901-2 Sutton; 111. Conf. 
1903-6 Arthur; 1907-9 ■Wllllamsvllle; 1910-11 Virginia; 1912-14 Greenfield; 1915-18 
Monticello; 1919-20 Moweaqua; 1921 Villa Grove. 

LOCHRIDGE, FRANK EVERAL— Rec. on trial New Mexico Spanish Mission 
Conf. 1912-13 Nara Visa; 1914 Springer; Tr. New Mexico Conf. 1915-16 Springer; 
1917 Senta Fe, St. John's Church; 1918 Sy. Tr. Illinois Conf. 1919 Raymond; 
1920-21 Eighteenth St. Church. Springfield. 

LONG, JOHN R— Rec. on trial 1911 Greenfield Ct.; 1912 Oakford; 1913 Greenup 1914- 
17 Harristown; 1918 at school (Milliken, Decatur); 1920-21 Blue Mound. 

LOSH, GEORGE L.— Rec. on trial 1915 Detroit; 1916-19 Quincy, Grace; 1920-21 
Beardstown. 

LOTZ, CHARLES J. — Rec. on trial St. Louis German Conf. 1910-11 Boody. HI. Conf. 
1912 Ludlow; 1913-17 at school; 1918-21 Mt. Auburn. 

LOTZ, P. HENRY— Rec. on trial St. Louis, German Conf. 1913-14 Herman; 1915- 
16 in school; 1917-18 Tr. 111. Conf., Detroit; 1919 Palmyra; 1920-21 at school. 

LUCAS, JOHN A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1882-3 Danville Ct.; Southwest Kansas 
Conf. 1884 Kingman; 1885-7 Harper; Rock River Conf. 1888-9 Manhattan; 1890-1 
New Lennox: 1892-4 Harvey; 111. Conf. 1895 Saybrook; 1896-8 Gibson City; 1899- 
1903 Carlinville; 1904-5 Clinton; 1906-21 Supt. I. O. O. F. Orphans' Home, 
Lincoln. 

LUCE. A. A.— m. Conf. 1917-18 Douglas Ave., Springfield; 1919 Bement; 1920 
Virginia; 1921 Bloomington Park. 

LUGG. EDWARD H.— Rec. on trial Wis. Conf. 1883 Allen's Grove and Darien: 1885-6 
Orfordville and Plymouth; 1887-9 Salem and "Wllmot; 111. Conf. 1890-1 "Warsaw: 
1892-3 Mt. Sterling; 1894-8 Astoria; 1899-1900 Hillsboro: 1901-3 White Hall: 1904-K 
Edlnburg; 1906-13 Rossville; 1914-16 Lovington: 1917-19 Cerro Gordo; 1920-21 
LeRoy. 

LUGG.THOMAS B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1915-16 at school; 1917-18 Army Service; 
1919-21 Sadorus. 

MADDEN, FREDERIC B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1885 Savov: 18Sfi.7 Ludlow: 1888- 
90 at school: 1891 Jacksonville. Brooklvn: 1892-3 Astoria: 1894-6 Mt. Sterling: 
1897-8 Augusta: 1899-1901 Mansfield: 1902-3 Gibson Citv; 1904-6 Mason City: 1907-8 
rr^rlinville; 1909-14 Champaign Dlst.; 1915-18, Jacksonville, Grace; 1919-21 
Clinton. 

MADDEN. SAMUEL NELLES— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894 Latham and Niantic: 
1895 Findlav; 1896 Kinney: 1897 Greenview; 1898 Carlinville Ct.: 1899 Bloomington. 
Lucretia Chapel: 1900 Arthur: 1901 Argenta: 1902-3 Rosemond: 1904 Irving; 190.'? 
Grie-gsville Ct.: 1906-7 Rondhouse; 1908 Dawson: 1909 Auburn; 1f>in-12 ■falrmonnt- 
191S Green Vsllev: 1914-15 Downs; 1916 Danville, Lincoln; 1917-19 Fisher; 192t 
Bellflower; 1921 Edinburg. 

MALLINSON. BURL D.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1910 New Canton: 1911 Menflon- 
1912-13 Naples: 1914-15 Rosemond; 1916 Greenfield Ct.; 1917 Oconee; 1918-20 
Grove City; 1921 Raymond. 

MARTIN. OTTO E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1917 Minier; 1918-19 Weldon; 1920-21 
Owaneco. r-r- p^^i— 

MAROEN. CHARLES p._Rec. on trial Pblladelnbia Conf. 1863 SallsbTiry: 1864 
Dorchester; 1865-7 Cambridge: 1868-9 Phlladelnhia, Fletcher Church: 1870-1 
Philadelphia, Central Church: 1872-8 Philadelphia. Second Reformed Church. 
West Va. Conf. 1879-81 WTieeiinar. Fourth Street: Wvo Conf. 1SS2 Scranton. Pa . 
First Church: St. Louis Conf. 1883-5 St. Louis Union Church. N. Y. Conf. 1886-8 
New York. Madison Ave. St. Louis Conf. 1889-93 St. Louis Union Church. New 
York East Conf. 1894-6 New Haven. First Church. Colo. Conf. 1897 Colorado 
Springs. First Church: Wis. Conf. 1898-1903 Milwaukee. Grand Ave.; HI. Conf. 
1904-6 Bloomington, First; 1907-8 Springfield, First; 1909 Sy.; 1910-21 R'd Oak- 
land, Calif. 

MATH IS. ROBERT E.— R<»c. on trial S. Rl. Conf. 1882 Grawille: 1883-4 Equality; 
1885-6 Lancaster: 1887 Calhoun: 1888-9 Sy.; 1890-1 Mason: 111. Conf. 1892-3 Rusb- 
ville Ct.: 1894-6 Littleton: 1897-9 LaPrairie; 1900-3 Payson: 1904 Seymour: 1905-« 
Champaign Ct. ; 1907-10 Si-inev; 1911 St. Joseph; 1912 Humbolt; 1913-21 RM 
Roseburg, Oreg., R. F. D. No. 1. 

MAXEY. ALBERT S.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1895-6 Freeburg: 1897-1900 Marlasn : 
1901-4 Harrisburg: 111. Conf. 1905-6 Hopedale: 1907-8 Fisher; 1909-11 Hume: 1912- 
13 Georgetown: 1914-16 Bethany; 1917-18 Philo; 1919 Kincaid; 1920 Raymond; 
1921 Mechanicsburg. 

McANALLY, JESSE FRANKL1 N— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1901-2 Kenney: 19ns-5 
Grove City; 1906 Morrisonville; 1907 Missionary to Porto Rico: 1908-9 Springfield. 
Laurel: 1910-14 Buffalo: 1915-16 Bowen: 1917 leave of absence; 1918 Delaven; 
1919-21 Supt. Mother's Jewel's Home, York, Nebr. 

Mccarty, FRANCIS ASBURY— Rec. on trial Southwest Kan. Conf. 1892 Mc- 
Pherson Ct.; 111. Conf. 1893-4 Bloomington Ct.: 1895-1900 at school; 1901-2 San 
Jose: 1903 Mason City; 1904-7 Gibson City; 1908-11 Jacksonville. Centenarv: 1912- 
16 Jacksonville Dist.; 1917-20 Quincy, Vermont St.; 1921 Bloomington First. 



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McCOLLOM, C. S.— Rec. on trial S. lU. Conf. 1892 Bird's Mission; 1893-4 Tamaroa; 
1895-6 Shiloh; 1897 Hagarstown; 1898-1903 Troy; 111. Conf. 1904-6 I^udlow; 1907-9 
i'indley; 1910-12 Winasor; 1913-15 MurrayviUe; 1916-17 Payson; 1918-20 New 
Holland; 1921 Cowden. 

McCONNELL, A. H.— Rec. on trial Detroit Conf. 1909; 1915 Warsaw; 1916-17 
Paloma; 1918 Littleton; 1919 Clayton; 1920 Rankin; 1921 Weldon. 

McDANIEL, ROBERT F.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1895 Girard; 181)6-7 Springfield, 
Prentice Chuicli; 1898-1900 Roodhouse; iaOl-3 bpringtield, Prentice Ctiurcli; iau4-!> 
apringtield, Douglas Ave.; ia07-8 Rantoul; ia09-i3 UrOana, First; 1914-16 Decatur, 
Urace; lbl6-2U iviaitoon; 1921 leave of absence. 

McFADDEN, IVIATTHEW B.— Rec. On trial 111. Conf. 1870 Kaskaskia; 1871 Tuscola 
Ct. and Kaskaskia; 1872-3 Centerville; 1874-5 XMewman; 1876-7 aullivan; I8i8-a 
Tower Hill; l8SU-2 Windsor; 1883 bhelbyville, iViouiton; 1884-5 UriggsviUe Ct.; 
1886-7 Payson; 1888 Naples; 1889-91 Williamsviile; 18aa-4 Pleasant Plains; l8a5-4 
Sadorus; 18as Bloomingion Ct.; 1899 Downs; iaoO-1 New Holland; iao;i-3 Mt. 
AuDurn; 19U4-6 Kenney and Chestnut; 1907-:il Rd (Tuscola). 

McGHEE, WILLIAM H.— Rec. on trial Columbia River Conf. 1885 at school; 111. 
Conf. 1886 Kenney; 1887 LeRoy Ct.; 1888 New Hohand; 188a-a0 Jacksonville; 1691-4 
Pranklin; 18a6-6 Hopedale; 1897-1901 Lincoln Ct.; 1902-6 JVlansheid; iao7-8 Mt. 
Sterling; iau9 Rd; iaiO-13 Nokomis; 1914-15 White Hall; 1916-18 MurrayviUe; 
1919-20 Chestnut; 1921 Hammond-Asbury. 

Mcintosh, Stephen a. DOUGLAS— Rec. on trial S. in. Conf. I886-7 Wlsetown; 
lS66-a Hagarstown; l8au-2 Bridgeport; 1893-4 Epworth (Big Prairie); 1896 Gray- 
viUe; 1896 Albion; 18a7-9 Bone uap; 111. Conf. laoo Danville Ct.; iaol-6 DanvUie, 
Vermilion Heights; 1907 Blooniington, I'ark; 19U8 Eainbuig; 1909-10 Heyworth; 
liul I'lnaiey; 1912-14 Meredosia; 1915-16 Waynesville; 1917 Nokomis; 1918-19 
-A.inisirong; 1920 Warrensburg; 1921 leave of absence. 

Mcintosh, WILLIAM DAVID— Rec. on trial S. lU. Conf. 1891-2 Thebes; 1893 Ver- 
geiines; 1894-6 Mt. Vernon Ct.; 1896 Jonesboro; 1897-9 Steelville; 111. Conf. 1900-1 
i-ithian; 1902-3 St. Joseph; 1904-5 Lincoln Ct.; 1906-8 Cisco; 1909 Harristown; 
l9iU-li tfeiniour; 1912-14 Bowen; 1915-16 Havana; 1917-20 Sy.; 1921 Pesotum. 

MclNTOSH, WILLIAM W,— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1888 Shelbyville Ct.; 1889-91 
Bethany; 1892-4 Oakland; 1895-1900 Sy. ; 1901-21 R'd Westboro, Mass. 

McKINNEY, HENRY A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1885-6 S. JacksonvUle; 1887 Bearda- 
town Ct.; 18S8-9 Kinderhook; 1890-2 Perry; 1893-4 Literberry; 1895-6 Rushville 
CO.; 1897 Plymouth; 1898-1902 Sy. ; 1913-21 R'd (La Mesa, Calif.). 

McKINNEY, WILLIAM A.— Rec on trial lU. Conf. 1877 Lovington; 1878 Mansfield: 
1879-80 DeWitt; 1881-2 Middletown; 1883 Nilwood; 1884-5 Girard; 1886 Bismark; 
1887 Minier; 1888 Camden; 1889 Bowen; 1890-3 Chandlerville; 1894-5 Summer Hill; 
i»96 by.; 1897 Pigeon Creek; 1898-9 Berdan; 1900-2 Beverly; 1903-4 Sy.; 1905-21 
R'd Barry. 

McKOWN, CHARLES FLETCHER— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1879 Summit Grove; 
1880-1 West Point; 1882-3 Mendon; 1884-5 Augusta; 1886-7 Clayton; 1889-91 Palo- 
ma; 1892-3 Island Grove; 1894-5 Atlanta; 1896-7 Harristown; isas-a West Jackson- 
viUe; 1900-1 Pittsfield; 1902 Chapin; 1903-7 Athens; 1908 Petersburg; 1909-10 Chat- 
ham; 1911-13 Parmersviile and Waggoner; 1914-21 R'd (Athens). 

Mcpherson, harry W.— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1904 Padua and Mt. Olive; 1905 
Downs; 1906-8 at school; 1909 Arrowsmith; 1910-13 Ashland; iai4-15 Casey; 1916- 
18 Paris; 1919-21 St. James Ch., Danville. 

McROBERTS, D. O.— Rec. on trial S. El. Conf. 1910-12 Laclede; 1913-14 Beecher 
City; 1915-17 Steeleville; 1918 Nashville; 111. Conf. 1918-21 Stewardson; 1921 
Green Valley. 

MEAKER, JARED N.— Parts of 1895-6 Groton City, N. Y. (local preacher. Inde- 
pendent Ch.); Cent. N. Y. Conf. 1896-7 East Hill (supply); Rec. on trial ISaa in 
Wy. Conf.; 1898-1900 Stoddardsville and Gouldsboro (18a8 supply); 1901-2 Clifford; 
1903-6 Lake Como; 1907 Hale's Eady (half year); 111. Conf. 1907-8 Mt. Olive and 
Padua (supply and at 111. Wesleyan); 1909 Weldon (transferred); 1910-11 Auburn; 
1912 Betersuurg; 1913 Tolono; 1914 Roodhouse; 1915-17 Bath and Farview; 1918- 
21 Pleasant Plains. 

MEANS, WILLIAM ELSIE— Rec. on trial Minn. Conf. 1879 Rushmore; 1880 Sleepy 
Eye; 1881 LuVerne; 1882 Delavan; 1883 Slayton; S. Kan. Conf. 1884 Fort Scott Ct.; 
1885-6 Movan; 1887 Greeley; 1888-90 Caney; 111. Conf. 1891 Sidney; 1892 Atwood; 
1893-1921 R'd (Paris). 

MEHL, E. E.— Rec. on trial St. Louis German Conf. 1915-16 Summerfield; 111. Conf. 
1917-18 Nashville; 1919-20 Tolono; 1921 Armstrong. 

MET2EL, GEORGE VALENTINE— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903 Decatur, North Main 
St.; 1904 Owaneco; 1905-6 Elkhart; 1907-14 Mechanicsburg; 1915-16 Sidell; 1917-18 
Suihvan; 1919-20 assistant pastor Trinity Ch., Urbana; 1921 associate pastor 
Trinity Cr., Urbana. 

«.SYERS, ORLANDO H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1911 Berdan; 1912-16 ChandlerviUe; 
1917 l>udley; 1918 Grand View; 1919-20 Golden; 1921 GriggsviUe. 

MILES, DAVID THOMAS— Rec. on trial DI. Conf. 1886-8 Savoy; 1889 Seymour; 1890 
VersaiUes; 1891-2 Ashland; 1893 Hopedale; 1894 Waynesville; 1895-6 Casey; 1897 
Sy.; 1898-9 Harristown; 1900-2 Maroa; 1903-7 Sy.; 1908-20 R'd (Urbana). 



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MILLER, JASPER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891-2 Loraine; 1893 Financial Agt. 
Chaddock College; 1894 West Point; 1895 Owaneco; 1896-8 Tower Hill; 1899-lSOO 
Vermilion; 1901-2 Henning; 1903-4 Metcalf; 1905 South Jacksonville Ct.; 1906 
Literberry; 1907 Sy. ; 1908 Athens; 1909 Girard; 1910-14 Sy. ; 1915-21 K'd 
Murphysboro. 

MILLER, JOHN W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889-90 Toledo; 1891-93 Marshall; 1894-6 
Charleston; 1897 RushviUe; 1898-1902 Urbana; 1903-4 Mattoon Dist.; 1905-10 
yuincy. Vermont St.; 1911-14 Jacksonville, Grace; 1915-16 Hoopeston; 1917-1» 
Army Service; 1920 leave of absence; 1921 Sy. San Juan, Texas. 

MILLER, J. WESLEY— -Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1882 Marshall Ct.; 1883 West York 
Ct.; 1884 Toledo; 1885 Mattoon Ct.; 1886-8 Astoria Ct.; 1889 Sy.; 1890-2 Shelbyville 
Ct.; 1893 Vermilion; 1894-6 Grandview; 1897-9 Champaign Ct.; 1900-1 Ludlow; 
1902-3 Bloomington Ct. ; 1904-21 R'd (Bloomington). 

Ml NEAR, PHILIP NEVILLE— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1854 Shelbyville; 1855 Peters- 
burg; 1856-7 Virginia; 1858 Champaign; 1859 Charleston; 1860 Dallas; 1861 Army 
Chaplain; 1862-3 Exeter; 1864 Vermont; 1865 Naples; 1866-7 By.; 1868 Lynnville; 
1869-70 Chapin; 1871-86 R'd; 1887 Lincoln Ct. ; 1888-9 San Jose; 1890-1921 R'd 
Harwood, Texas. 

MITCHELL, THOMAS S.— Rec. on trial Dl. Conf. 1893-4 Mt. Auburn; 1895-6 Loaml; 
1897-9 Savoy; 1900-1 Gifford; 1902 Cisco; 1903-5 Mahomet; 1906-8 Deland; 1909 
Edmburg; 1910-11 Arthur; 1912 Downs; 1913-15 Beason; 1916-18 Hume; 1919-20 
I'esotum; 1921 Kansas. 

MITCHELL, WALTER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889-90 Wapella; 1891-2 Downs; 1893 
Minier; 1894-6 Atwood; 1896-7 Brocton; 1898 Cantrall; 1899-1900 Neoga; 1901-3 
Martinsville; 1904-5 Tower Hill; 1906 Charleston Ct.; 1907-10 Payson; 1911-12 
Pleasant Hill; 1913-14 Chestnut; 1915 Hammond; 1916-17 Auburn; 1918-19 Wav- 
erly Ct.; ^920-21 Divernon. 

MONSON, CHARLES W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1900-01 Clarksburg Ct.; 1902-8 
West Point and fiasco; 1904-7 Clayton; 1908-9 Green Valley; Columbia River Conf. 
1910 Rathdrum, Idaho; 1911-12 Garfield, Wash.; 1913-14 Chelan, Wash.; 111. Conf. 
1915-17 Potomac; 1918-20 Stonington; 1921 Monticello. 

MONTAGUE, R. N.— Recd. on trial Kans. Conf. 1907-8 Stockland; 1909-11 Trivola; 
1911-12 Wamago, Kans.; 1913-15 Talmage, Kans.; 1915-16 La Harpe, Kans.; 
1917-19 Vermilion, 11.; 1920-21 Hindsboro. 

MONTGOMERY, HOMER B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1895 Minier; 1896-7 Heyworth; 
1898-9 Assumption; 1900 Conf. Evangelist; 1901-4 Elkhart; 1905-8 Mt. Pulaski; 
1909-11 filue Mound; 1912 Harristown; 1913-14 Hammond; 1916 Indianola; 1916-18 
Argenta; 1919-21 Latham. 

MONTGOMERY, W. G.— S. 111. Conf. 1920-21 Rochester. 

MOON, ARMANUS DOLIN— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1884 Greenview; 1885-7 Morrison- 
ville; 1888-90 Edinburg; 1891 Virden; 1892-3 Mechanicsburg; 1894 Grove City; 
1895-7 Williamsville; 1898-9 Cisco; 1900-1 Fairmount; 1902-4 Ridge Farm; 1905-7 
Potomac; 1908-10 Lincoln Ct.; 1911-12 Rochester; 1913-14 Sadorus; 1915-16 Easton; 
1917 Weldon; 1918-21 R'd (Terre Haute). 

MORRISON, CHARLES R.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1879-80 Waverly Ct.; 1881-2 
Grigg's Chapel and Bluff Springs; 1883-4 Maroa; 1885-6 Newman; 1887 Hoopeston; 
1888-91 Sy.; 1892-4 located; 1895-6 Griggsville Ct.; 1897-9 Payson; 1900-1 Mahomet; 
1902-3 Lincoln Ct.; 1904-6 St. Joseph; 1907-10 Jacksonville, Brooklyn; 1911 Harris- 
town; 1912-15 Oakland; 1916 Downs; 1917-18 Chestnut; 1919-20 Savoy and Mt. 
Vernon; 1921 R'd Savoy. 

MORTON, JAMES PHILIP— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1893 Argenta; 1894 Hindsboro; 
1895-6 Westfield; 1897 Mattoon Ct.; 1898-9 Atwood; 1900 in school; 1901-3 Ver- 
milion; 1904-5 Brocton; 1906 Martinsville; 1907-16 Sy.; 1917-21 R'd (Muskogee, 
Okla.). 

MUNCH, HENRY C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1906 Barry Ct.; 1907-9 at school; 1910 
Butler; 1911 New Holland; 1912-13 Stewardson; 1914-17 Riverton; 1919-21 Sharps- 
burg. 

MURRELL, JESSE L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1915-17 at school; 1918, Y. M. C. A.; 
1919-21 St. Joseph. 

MUSGROVE, WILLIAM HENRY— Rec. on trial Wesleyan Conf., Canada, 1863-4 
Muncey; 1865-6 Plainville; 1867-8 Ingersoll; 111. Conf. 1869-71 Paxton; 1872-3 Pleas- 
ant Grove; 1874 Bloomington, Univ. charge; 1875-6 Paxton; 1877 Danville, Kimber 
Church; 1880-2 Decatur, Stapp's Chapel; 1883-5 Springfield, First; 1886-90 Jack- 
sonville, Grace Church; 1891-2 Rushville; 1893-5 Sy.; 1896 Virden; 1897-1900 
Mechanicsburg; 1901-2 Seymour; 1903-6 Jacksonville, Brooklyn; 1907-8 Arm- 
Ktrong; 1909-21 R'd 6527 Kimbark Street, Chicago. 

NATE, JOSEPH C— -Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1899-1902 Atlanta; 1903-5 Beardstown; 
1906-10 Jacksonville, Grace; 1911 Champaign, First; 1912-13 Cor. Secy. Educational 
Forward Movement; 1914 LeRoy; 1915-20 Superintendent Champaign Dist. 
Champaign; 1921 Asst. Sec'y Board of Education, 150 5th Ave., New York City. 

NEIL, W. H.— Admitted on trial S. 111. Conf. 1892-5 Waterloo; 1896-7 Marlssa; 
1898-9 Coulterville and Tilden; 1900-1 Eldorado; 1902-3 Oblong; 1904-5 Carlyle; 
N. W. Kas. Conf. 1906-7 Jewell City; 1908-10 Osborne; 1911-12 Muskogee, Okla., 
Iowa Conf. 1913-14 Albia; 1915-17 Keokuk; N. E. Ohio Conf. 1918, Educational 
Jubilee; 1919 Centenary; 111. Conf. 1920-21 Field Representative of the Com- 
mittee on Conservation and Advance, 740 Rush St., Chicago. 



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NELSON, DAVID FRAZIER— Rec. on trial Maine Conf. 1905 West Paris; 1906-9 
Conway; 1910-12 South Portland; 111. Conf. 1913-14 Fithian; 1915-16 Augusta; 
1917-19 Barry; 1920 Edinburg; 1921 Delavan. 

NEUMEYER, FRANK EDWARD— Rec. from St. Louis German M. E. Conf. 1909-10 
Wrayville; 1911-12 West Burlington, la.; 1913-15 Springfield; 1916-19 Humboldt; 
1920-21, Camargo. 

NEUMEYER, MARTIN H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1917-18 Greenup; 1919-20 Mc- 
Kendree and Fairvlew; 1921 at school. 

PALMER, ELMER D.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1918 Hulls; 1919-20 Bluffs; 1921 at 
school, Evanston. 

PALMER, ELWIN T.— Rec. trans. 111. Conf. 1920-21 Bluffs. 

PARK, GYE-^Ree. from S. IlL Conf. 1906 Waggoner; 1907-8 Ludlow; 1909-10 Daw- 
son; 1911-12 Argenta; 1913 Allerton; 1914-16 Camargo; 1917 Arthur; 1918 Catlin; 
1919 Easton; 1920-21 Elkhart. 

PARSONS, CHARLES E.— Rec. on trial N. Ind. Conf. 1893-1907. St. John's River 
Conf. 1908-9. 111. Conf. 1909-10 Westfleld; 1910 Findlay half year; 1910-12 East 
Okla. Conf.; 1913 Windsor; 1914 Toledo; 1915-16 Brocton; 1917 leave of absence; 
1918-20 Sy.; 1921 Broadlands. 

PATRICK, ANDREW J.— Rec. on trial Ind. Conf. 1894-5 at school; 1896 English; 

1897 Decker; 1898-1901 at school; 1902-3 Irving; 1904-5 Oconee; 1906-7 Garrett; 
1908-9 Broadlands; 1910 Catlin: 1911-12 Armstrong; 1913-17 Chap. Joliet Peniten- 
tiary; 1918 chaplain U. S. Army; 1919-21 chaplain HI. State Penitentiary, 
Joliet. 

PECK, ALVA B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889-90 Bloomington Ct.; 1891 at school; 

1892 Mendon; 1893-7 Bowen; 1898 Grove City; 1899 Seymour; 1900-4 Bement; 1905- 

7 Moweaqua; 1908 Areola; 1909-12 Carlinville; 1913-14 Monticello; 1915-17 Spring- 
field, Laurel; 1918-21 Pana. 
PETTY, BERT M.— Ordained in M. P. Church 1915-17 Chauncey, 111.; Ind. M. P. 

Conf. 1918-20 Liberty Centre; III. Conf. 1920-21 Westfield. 
PETTIT, C. E.— Rec. on trial Iowa Conf. 1907 Iconium; 1908-9 Blakesburg; 1910 

Burlington, Harrison Ave.; 1912 Pella; 1913 at school; 1916-17 111. Conf. Griggs- 

ville; 1918 chaplain U. S. Army; 1919 Field Secy. Centenary Movement, Helena 

Area: 1920-21 Marshall. 
PHJLLIPPE, WILLIAM ANDREW— Rec. on trial Northwest Kans. Conf. 1905-6 

Munden; 111. Conf. 1907 Clarksburg; 1908 Shiloh; 1909-10 Argenta; 1911 Chatham; 

1912 Ogden; 1913-14 Easton; 1915-16 Garrett; 1917-18 Rankin; 1919 Lincoln 

circuit; 1920-21 Martinsville. 
PHILLIPS, WILLIAM S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894-6 New Salem; 1897 West 

Jacksonville; 1898-1900 Rossville; 1901-5 Asst. Supt. State Reformatory, Pontiac; 

1906 Lynnville and Zion; 1907-11 W. Jacksonville Ct.; 1912-16 Cerro Gordo; 1917- 

21 Carlinville. 
PIERCE, SAMUEL CHURCH— Rec. on trial S. III. Conf. 1891 Cisne; 1892 at school; 

1898 missionary, Palouse City, Wash.; 1894 missionary, Landler, Wyo.; 1895-6 at 
school; 111. Conf. 1897 Latham; 1898 Broadlands; 1899 Decatur, North Main St.; 
1900 Butler; 1901 Arthur; 1902 Argentd; 1903 Neoga Ct.; 1904 Conference Evan- 
gelist; 1905 Bruce; 1906 Gays; 1907 Greenup; 1908-9 Atwood; 1910-11 Cowden; 
1912-15 Sharpsburg; 1916-17 Waverly Ct.; 1919-21 Gifford and Penfield. 

PIERSEL, ALBA CHAMBERS— Rec. on trial Iowa Conf. 1900-8 Prof, and Dean 
Iowa Wesleyan Univ.; 111. Conf. 1909-13 Springfield, First; 1914-15 Urbana, First; 
1916 Springfield Dist.; 1917-18 Bloomington, Grace; 1919-21 Prof. I. W. U. 
Bloomington. 

PILCH, CHARLES T.— -Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1907-8 Stewardson; 1909 Brocton; 1910- 
12 Columbus: 1913-14 Versailles: 1915 Astoria; 1916-17 Roodhouse; 1918-19 
Seymour; 1920 Weldon; 1921 Urbana, Grace. 

PITNER, WILLIAM F.— Rec. on trial Upper Iowa Conference 1883 Center Point; 
1884-5 Dysart; 1886-7 Shelsburg; 1888-92 Decorah; 1893-6 Waterloo, Grace: 1897-8 
Manchester: 1899 Marion; 1900-2 Clinton, First; 1903-8 Marshalltown District; 
Colorado Conf. 1909-11 Trinidad; 1912-13 Denver, Cameron; 1914-15 Grand Junc- 
tion: 111. Conf. 1916 Urbana. First; 1917 Tuscalo; 1918 leave of absence; 1919-20 
Green Valley; 1921 Golden. 

PLETCHER, ERNEST L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1894-5 Villa Grove: 1896-7 Sideli 
1898-1901 Sidney; 1902-4 Fairmount; 1905-6 Ridge Farm; 1907-9 M»rshall; 1910 
Delavan; 1911-15 Gibson City; 1916 Jacksonville, Centenary; 1917-21 Jackson- 
ville Dist. (Jacksonville). 

PLOWMAN, ALONZO L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1885-6 Toledo, 1887-9 Vermillion; 
1890-2 Neoga; 1893-5 Pawnee; 1896-7 Stonington; 1898-9 Decatur Ct.; 1900-2 Jack- 
sonville Ct. ; 1903 Petersburg; 1904-8 Sy. ; 1909-21 R'd (146 S. Kensington Ave., 
Kansas City, Mo.). 

POORE, E. R.— Tr. 111. Conf. 1921, Todelo. 

POWELL, LEWILLIAN ALEXANDER— Rec. on trial Columbia River Conf. 1873 
Baker City, Ore. Oregon Conf. 1874 Dayton; 1875 Bible Agent; 1876-8 discon- 
tinued. Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1879 Green Valley; 1880 LeRoy Ct.; 1881-2 Topeka; 
1883 San Jose; 1884-5 Waynesville; 1886 Minier; 1887-8 Hume and Sidell; 1889-91 



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Mt. Sterllne: 1892 Sy.; 1893 Mahomet; 1894-5 Bowen Mission; 1896-1921 R'd 
Niagara, Wis. 

POWELL, HENRY F ^Rec. on trial ni. Conf. 1907-8 Decatur (North Ct.): 1909-10 

Weedman; 1911-12 Gifford and Penfleld; 1913-14 Seymour; 1915-18 Cisco; 1919-21 
Lo Vinson. 
POWERS, P. RAYMOND— 1921 Conf. Evangelist, Bloomlngton Dist. 
PULLIAM, WILLIAM G.— Rec. from N. W, Ind. Conf. 1913-14 Bath; 1915-16 Pal- 
myra; 1917-19 Ogden; 1920-21 Bowen. 
RANDLE. GEORGE W.— Rec. on trial S. HI. Conf. 1892-3 at school; 1894-5 Godfrey 
and Piasa; 1896-8 Grafton; 1899-1901 Bethalto': 1902 Coflfeen: 111. Conf. 1903 "Wa- 
pella; 1904-5 Rosemond; 1906-7 Edgar; 1908 East Lynn; 1909 Elkhart; 1910-11 
Grove City; 1912-15 New Holland; 1916-17 Armstrong; 1918 Downs; 1919-21 
Brooklyn, Jacksonville. 
READ. FRANKLIN C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1886 Hindsboro; 1887 Gifford; 1888 
Weedman: 1889-90 Mendon; 1891 East Lynn: 1892 Allerton: 1893 Maroa Ct.; 1894 
Irving; 1895 Carlinville Vt.; 1896 Curran: 1897 Cantrall: 1898-9 Chesterfield; 1900 
Pleasant Hill: 1901-2 Bluffs: 1903-6 Bluff Springs: 1907-8 Chesterfield: 1909 Col- 
llson; 1910 Rochester Ct.: 1911-12 Wapella: 1913 West Union: 1914-15 Greenup; 
1916 Shelbyville Ct. : 1917 Danville. Vermillion Hts.; 1918 Lynnvllle: 1919 
Chambersburg; 1920 Kinderhook; 1921 Lima. 
READ. GEORGE W.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1873 Hopedale; 1874 Rushville Ct: 
1875 Littleton; 1876 Petersburg: 1877 Easton: 1878 Mason Citv Ct.; 1879 White Hall 
Ct.: 1880-2 Sy.; 1883-4 Wapella; 1885-7 Topeka; 1888-9 LeRov Ct.; 1890-2 Bath; 
1893-4 Manchester; 1895 Oakford Ct.; 1896 Weldon; 1897-9 Pithian; 1900-21 R'd 
Normal. 
REASONER, JOHN R.— Rec. on trial Ky. Conf. 1862 Stepstone; 1863 Maysville; 1864 
Brooklyn and Taylorsport: 1865 Orangeburg: 1866 Army Chaplain: 1867 Ludlow; 
1868 Fleming.^burg; North Ohio Conf. 18fi9 Columbia and Olmstead Falls: 1870-1 
Dresden: 1872 Homer; Iowa Conf. 1873-4 New London: 1875 Agt. Iowa Wesleyan 
Univ.: 1876 Eddwille and Beacon: 1877-8 Lexington: 111. Conf. 1878 Palmer and 
Morrisonville; 1879-80 MorrisonvUle; 1881 Newman; 1882 Ridge Farm and George- 
town: 18S3-5 Cerro Gordo: 1886-8 Macon; 1889-90 Tolono; 1891-2 Philo: 1893-5 
Fisher; 1896 Fithian; 1897 Ogden; 1898 Seymour; 1899 Thomasboro; 1900 Pesotum; 
1901-21 R'd (Urbana). 
REED. FRED — Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1906-7 West Point and Basco: 1908 Mendon; 
1909-13 Paloma; 1914-15 Golden; 1917-18 Augusta; 1919-20 Meredosia; 1921 Bis- 
marck. 
REED. JAMES D.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1915 Parmersville; 1916-18 Harristown; 

1919-20 Sanner Chapel; 1921 Bethany. 
RENO, SIMEON RALSTON— Rec. on trial Mo. Conf. 1884-7 Mt. Moriah: 1888-9 St. 
Joseph. Weslev Church: 1890-2 at school;, 18?>3-5 Hannibal. Hoop Strppt: 189fi-7 
Kingston: 111. Conf. 1898 N. Rushville Ct.: 1899 Warsaw: 1900 White Heath; 1901 
Topeka: 1902-4 Mendnn: 1905 Rockport; 1906-7 Manchester: 1908 Griggsville Ct.: 
1909 Littleton; 1910-12 Edgar; 1913-14 Argenta; 1915 Curran; 1916-17 Mt. Auburn; 
1918 Latham: 1919-21 Tower Hill. 
REYNOLDS. WILLIAM ALONZO— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1876-7 La Place: 1878-9 
Warrensburg; 1880-2 Maroa: 1883-4 Rosemond: 1885 Blue Mound: 1886 Areola: 
1887-9 Georgetown: 1890-1 Fairmount: 1892-4 niiopolis: 1895-6 Clayton: 1897 N. 
Decatur: 1898 Decatur. Asburv: 1899-1900 Broadlands; 1901-2 Metcalf: 1903-4 At- 
wood; 1905 Edgar; 1906-7 Rosemond; 1908-10 Loraine; 1911-21 R'd (Los Angeles, 
Cal.). 
REYNOLDS. JAMES E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1913 Minier: 1914-15 Wapella; 1916- 

18 Weedman; 1919-20 Downs; 1921 McKendree and Fairview. 
RINEHART. PHILIP J.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1912-13 Athens; 1914 Paris. Taber- 
nacle: 1915 Toledo: 1916-17 Bluffs and Naples; 1918 Palmyra; 1919-20 Field A&t. 
Anti-Saloon League; 1921 Jacksonville Circuit. 
ROBERTSON. CLARENCE DuFAY— -Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1896 Summit Grove; 
1897 Milton: 1898 Rockport: 1899 Butler: 1900-1 Sv.: 1902 Naples: 1903 Argenta: 
1904-5 Weldon: 1906-9 Catlln; 1910 FIndlev: 1911-12 Hevworth; 1913-15 McLean; 
1916-18 Areola; 1919-20 Homer; 1921 Jacksonville Centenary. 
ROSE, WALTER ELLIOTT— Rec. on trial Rl. Conf. 1894-7 Loraine: 1898-1900 Lit- 
tleton; 1901-4 Paloma; 1905-6 Minier; 1907-11 Sy.; 1912-21 R'd (Dodge . City, 
Kans.). 
RUDD, BOYD L.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1918-19 Westpoint; 1920 Phllo; 1921 

Ebenezar Ct. 
RUTLEDGE, WILLIAM NEWTON— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1871 West Jacksonville; 
1872-3 Greenfield: 1874-5 Petersburg: 187fi-7 Alexander: 1878 Waverly Ct.: 1879 
West Jacksonville: 1880 North Jacksonville: 1881 West Jacksonville; 18R2-3 North 
Jacksonville: 1884 Griges' Chapel: 1885-7 Chatham: 1888-91 Buffalo: 1892-4 Whit* 
Hall: 1895-7 Barry; 1898-1900 Versailles; 1901-10 (Chaplain S. 111. Penitentiary); 
1911-21 R'd (Champaign, 407 Chalmers St.). 
SAUER, EDWIN H.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1917-21 Neoga. 

8ANDMEYER, EDWIN G.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1904-5 Latham; 1906-7 Bethany: 
1908-10 at school: 1911-12 Bement: 1913-16 Marshall; 1917-19 Charleston; 1920 
Laurel, Springfield; 1921 Urbana First Ch. 



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8CHELL, WALTER ADDISON— Rec. on trial Ky. Conf. 1892 No Creek; 1893 Vine 
Grove; 1894 Litchfield; 1895 West Covington; 1896-98 at school; 1899-1900 Wesley, 
Louisville; 1901 Haven. Louisville; 1902 withdrew and joined the Cumberland 
Presbyterian church; 1903 supplied New Washington Ct., Indiana Conf.; 1»04 
Reed, from the Cumberland Presbyterian church into Indiana Conf. Nineveh; 
1905 Vernon; 1906-8 Shoals; 1909 Jasonville; 1910-11 Indianapolis, Tuxedo; 
1912 Brooklyn: 1913 HI. Conf. Kansas Ct. : 1914 Hindsboro; 1915-17 Stewardson; 
1918 Westfleld; 1919-20 Vermilion; 1921 Gays. 
8CRIMGER. GEORGE EDWIN— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1875-6 Downs; 1877 Sy.; 1878- 
80 at school; 1881-2 Havana: 1883-5 Springrfleld, Second Church: 1886-7 Quincy. 
Trlnitv Church: 1888-91 Decatur. Stapp's Chapel; 1892-7 Danville Dist.: 1898-9 
Bloomineton. First; 1900-1 Champaipn; 1902-7 Jacksonville Dist.: 1908 Taylorville: 
1909-10 Farmer City: 1911-13 LeRoy; 1914-15 Newman: 1916-17 Hillsboro; 1918 
1909-10 Farmer City: 1911-13 LeRoy; 1914-15 Newman; 1916-17 Hillsboro; 1918- 
20 Oakwood; 1921 Petersburg. 
SETTLES, JOSEPH LORENZO— Rec. on trial Til. Conf. 1900-1 Padua and Mt. Olive: 
1902-4 Hopedale; 1905-7 Green Valley: 1908-12 Havana; 1913 Newman: 1914-16 
Mansfield: 1917-18 Gibson Citv: 1919 LeRoy; 1920-21 Assistant Treasurer Board of 
Benev., 740 Rush Street, (Chicago). 
8HAFER, AVERY L.— Rec. on trial Mo. Conf. 1907 Vandalia: 1908 West Point and 
Basco: 1909 at school; 1910 Pleasant Hill; 1911-12 LaPrairie: 1913 Cnmarpo: 
1914-17 Allerton: 1918 Garrett; 1919 Garret and Cartwright; 1920 Findlay, St. 
Marys; 1921 Arthur. 
SHERMAN. HIRAM A.— Rec. on trial Maine Conf. 1902 Portland. Peak's Island: 
1903-5 Monmouth: E. Maine Conf. 1906-8 Eastport; 1909-12 Brewer; 1913-14 
Dexter: 111. Conf. 1915 W. Jacksonville Ct.; 1916-17 Ridge Farm; 1918-19 
Owaneco; 1920-21 Franklin. 
SHIELDS. JAMES PARKER— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889-90 Hume and Sidell Ct.: 
1891-2 Newman: 1893-4 Danville. Lincoln: 1895-9 Hoopeston: 1900-4 Ouincy, Ver- 
mont St.: 1905-10 Mattoon Dist.: 1911:-12 Charleston; 1913-16 Field Secy. HI. 
Weslevan Univ.: 1917-20 Dist. Supt. Illinois Anti-Saloon League (Springfield); 
1921 Supt. Tenn. A. S. L. 
SHIPP. BENJAMIN F.— Rec. on trial West. Wis. Conf. 1886-9 at school: 111. Conf. 
1890-1 San Jose: 1892-3 Wavnesville: 1894-8 LeRoy: 1899-1904 Blnomineton. Grace: 
1905-10 Decatur Dist.; 1911-13 Paris; 1914-19 Bloomington Dist.; 1920-21 Tus- 
cola. 
SHORES. ROYAL L.— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1909 New Canton: 1910-12 GriggsviHe 
Ct.: 1913-14 Plymouth; 1915 Chambersburg; 1916-18 Lakewood; 1919-20 Gays; 
1921 Humboldt. 
SHOUSE, JOSEPH DOUGLAS— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1891-4 Sailor Springs; 1895- 
7 Efllngham: 1898-9 St. Elmo: 1900-5 Newton: 1906 Jerseyville: 1907-8 Harrisbure: 
m. Conf. 1909 Buffalo: 1910-13 Illiopolis: 1914 Martinsville: 1915-16 Maroa: 1917 
Lincoln Ct.; 1918-19 Lincoln Ch., Danville; 1920 Greenup; 1921 Sy. (P. O. New- 
ton). 
SHOUSE, THURMAN F.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1894-96 Johnsonville; 1897-98 
Moccasin; 1899-1901 Coffeen: 111. Conf. 1901-3 Tower Hill: 1904-8 Danville. Lincoln: 
QVla. Conf. 1909-10 Newkirk; 111. Conf. 1911-18 Sy.; 1919-21 Grace Ch., Dan- 
ville. 
SIMMONS. ALBERT N.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1883 Auburn: 1884 Elkhart: 1885-7 
at school: 1888-9 St. Joseph: 1890-2 Mahomet: 1893-6 Camp Point: 1897-1900 
White Hall: 1901-2 DeLand: 190S-S Blue Mound: 19n<»-10 Cerm Onrdo: 1<»11 "Wav- 
erly: 1912-13 Virginia; 1914-16 Bellflower; 1917 Edinburg; 1918-19 Blue Mound; 
1920-21 Seymour. 
SIMMONS. ANDREW L.— Rec. on trial St. Louis Conf. 1906 Ava: Til. Tonf. 1907-S 
Beverlv: 1909-10 Qakford: 1911-14 Broadlands; 1915-18 Henning; 1919 Rantoul 
Ct.; 1920-21 ■VVTiite Heath. 
SINGLETON, J. H.— Rec. from Central HI. Conf. 1915-18 Champaign Ct.; 1919-21 

Shiloh. P. O. Mahomet R. F. D. 
SMITH, C. F. W.— Trans. Cent. 111. Conf. to HI. Conf. 1921 Quincy, Vermont St. 
SMITH. CHESTEEN— Rec. on trial N. Ind. Conf. 1893-7 Dublin; 1898-1904 First Ch. 
Mishwaka: 1905-7 Peru; 1908-12 First Ch. Anderson; St. Louis Conf. 1912-15 
Howard Memorial. Kansas City: 1915-19 Rock River Conference Court St. Ch. 
Rockford: 1920 HI. Conf. First Ch. Decatur. 
SMITH. EDGAR M.— Rec. on trial Providence Conf. 1871 Bristol: 1872-3 Tutor 
Weslevan Univ.. Middletown. Conn.; 1874-6 Providence. Trinity Church: 1877-9 
Newport. First: 1880 in Europe; Cent. N. R. Conf. 1881-2 West Eaton: Maine 
Conf. 1883-94 Pres. Maine Weslevan Seminary and Colles-e. Kerfs Hill. Maine: Vt. 
Conf. 1895-9 Pres. Montpelier Seminary: 111. Conf. 1900-4 Pres. HI. Wesleyan 
Universitv; 1905 Areola: 1906-7 Sv.; 1908-12 Dean Carlton College: 1913 Pres. Carl- 
ton College. Farmlngton, Mo.; 1914-21 R'd (Memphis, Tenn., 1773 Autumn Ave.). 
SMITH. FRANCIS E.—Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903-4 Plymouth; 1905-8 Littleton: 

1909-12 Versailles: 1913-14 Augusta; 1915-20 Waverly; 1921 Gibson City. 
SMITH, JOHN SPENCER— Rec. on trial HI. Conf. 1892 Chesterfield; 1893-4 at 
school: 1895-6 Topeka: 1897-8 Greenfield Ct.: 1899-1902 Auburn: 1903-4 Rochester: 
1905-6 Buffalo; 1907-8 Heyworth; 1909 Newman; 1910-12 Camp Point: 1913-14 
Waverly; 1915 Mahomet; 1916-17 Warrensburg; 1918-20 East Lynn; 1921 Catlin. 



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SMITH, WILLIAM ALBERT— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1876-8 Illiopolis; 1879-81 
Taylorville; 1882-4 Carlinville; 1885-8 Danville, First; 1889-92 Bloomington, 
Grace; 1893-5 Jacksonville, Centenary; 1896-1901 Springfield Dist.; 1902-3 Cham- 
paign, First; 1904-5 Mattoon; 1906-7 Hoopeston; 1908-10 Lincoln; 1911-12 Virden; 
1913-14 Endowment Sec. 111. Wesleyan; 1915-21 R'd Field Secy. Anti-Saloon 
League (Springfield, 1015 W. Governor St.). 

SOMERVILLE, PEARL CLIFFE— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1912-18 Middletown; 1919- 
:21 Prof. I. W. U. Bloomington. 

STARR, JOHN W.— Rec. on trial Montana Conf. 1914 Twin Bridges, Mont.; 1915-17 
in school Rantoul Circuit; 1918 Fairmount; 1919-21 Fithian. 

STEED, ROBERT LEE— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1887-8 Mt. Sterling; 1889-90 Mis- 
sionary to Utah; 1891-3 at school; 1894 Lynnville Ct.; 1895-7 Pittsfleld; 1898-1903 
Ashland; 1904-5 Havana; 1906-7 Edinburg; 1908-9 Atlanta; 1910-12 Green Valley; 
1913-21 Saybrook. 

STEWART, JOHN T.— From St. Louis Conf. to lU. Conf. 1920-21 Witt. 

STEWART, OSCAR— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1910 Decatur Ct.; 1911 Redmon; 1912 
Toledo; 1913 Findley; 1914-15 Greenfield Ct.; 1916-17 Sharpsburg; 1918 Soldier 
r. S. Army; 1919 Farmersville; 1920-21 Oconee. 

STOKES, CHARLES L.— Rec. on trial Southern 111. Conf. 1914 Energy; 1915 Beecher 
City; 1916 Plainview, 111. Conf.; 1917-18 Bluff Springs, 1919 Ludlow and Thomas- 
boro; 1920 Humbolt; 1921 Astoria. 

STOUT, JESSE A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889 Butler; 1890 Martinsville (Assis- 
tant Pastor); 1891 Toledo; 1892 Shelbyville Ct.; 1893 Rosemond; 1894-8 Assump- 
tion; 1899-1900 Illipolis; 1901-2 Nokomis; 1903 Sy.; 1904 Neoga; 1905-9 Sy.; 1910- 
21 R'd (Martinsville). 

STRETTON, JOHN T.— Rec. on trial Wis. Conf. 1893-4 Suamico; 1895 Manawa; 
1896 Watertown; 1897 Hamilton, Mont.; 1898-1901 West Bend; 1902-4 Hingham; 
111. Conf. 1905-6 San Jose; 1908-10 Owaneco and Millersville; 1911-14 Villa Grove; 
1915-17 Delavan; 1918-20 Griggsville; 1921 Bellflower. 

SWANEY, EDWARD C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1910-11 Detroit; 1912-13 West 
I'oint; 1914-15 Camden; 1916-18 New Salem; 1919-21 Payson. 

TALBOT, FREDERICK J.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1917 Beverly; 1918-19 La- 
prairie; 1920-21 Sy., Pasqua, Sask., Canada. 

TAYLOR, CHARLES BAYARD— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1884-5 Lerna; 1886 Shelby- 
ville, Moulton; 1887-8 Tolono; 1889-91 Rantoul; 1892-3 Paris; 1894 Quincy, Ver- 
mont St.; 1895-7 Lincoln; 1898-1903 Bloomington Dist.; 1904-8 Champaign Dist.; 
1909-10 Financial Agent Conf. Claimants and Preachers' Aid Society; 1911-12 
Investment Agent Conf. Board of Trustees; 1913-21 R'd (Urbana). 

THARP, JESSE S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1892 Lima; 1893 Astoria Ct.; 1894 Scotts' 
Chapel; 1895 Quincy Ct.; 1896-7 Coatsburg; 1898-9 Mattoon Ct.; 1900-1 Toledo; 
1902-3 Westfield; 1904-5 Martinsville; 1906-7 Augusta; 1908 Pleasant Hill; 1909-11 
Mt. Sterling; 1912-13 Martinsville; 1914 Waynesville; 1915-16 Sullivan; 1917-19 
Mansfield; 1920-21 Nokomis. 

THEOBALD, WALTER WILLIAM— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891 Atwater; 1892 
Edinburg Ct.; 1S93-4 Auburn; 1895 Raymond; 1896-8 Chatham; 1899-1901 Mt. 
Pulaski; 1902-4 Decatur Ct.; 1905-6 Williamsville; 1907-10 Winchester; 1911-12 
Bloomington, Park; 1913-17 Jacksonville, Brooklyn; 1918-20 Illiopolis; 1921 
Maroa. 

THEOBALD, WALTER B.— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1911 Astoria Ct.; 1912-13 at 
school; 1914 Murdock; 1915-16 Catlin; 1917-18 Buffalo; 1919-20 Catlin; 1921 East 
I^ynn. 

THRALL, CHARLES H.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1905-7 at school; 1908-9 St. 
Praneisville; 111. Con. 1912 Toledo; 1913-15 Westfield; 1916-21 MeLean. 

THRALL, HAROLD L.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1906-9 at school; 1910-11 Noble; 
111. Conf. 1912 Weedman; 1913-14 Gifford and Penfield; 1915-18 Sadorus; 1919-21 
Cisco. 

TOBIE, EDWIN L.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1909 Grove City; 1010-11 Collison; 1912- 
14 East Lynn; 1915-17 San Jose; 1918-19 Nokomis; 1920-21 Cerro Gordo. 

TOWLE, ELMER K.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1895 Champaign Ct.; 1896-7 Urbana, 
Park's Chapel; 1898-1900 Deland; 1901-5 Rantoul; 1906-7 Areola; 1908 Mattoon 
Dist. Evangelist; 1909-11 Taylorville; 1912-14 Clinton; 1915-21 Conf. Evangelist 
and Agt. Wesley Foundation (Champaign). 

TREMAINE, MYRON D.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1905-6 Plainville; 1907-10 at 
.-school; 1911 Roodhouse; 1912-14 Brocton; 1915-17 Hindsboro; 1918-20 Findley; 
1921 Windsor. 

TRYON, HARVEY S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1865 Middletown; 1866 Maroa; 1867. 
Bement; 1868 Tolono; 1869 Sadorus; 1870-2 Rantoul; 1873-5 Mahomet; 1876 Areola; 
1877 Bement; 1878 Green Valley; 1879-80 Hopedale; 1881-2 Stanford; 1883-4 To- 
peka; 1885-95 Sy. ; 1896-1921 R'd (Grand Rapids, Mich.). 

TULL, JOHN M.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1893-4 Bethalto; 111. Conf. 1895 Marshall 
Ct.; 1896 Cowden; 1897-9 Stewardson; 1899-1900 Metcalf; Mont. Conf. 1901-2 
Whitehall; 1903 Sheridan; 1904-5 Townsend; 1906-8 Sy.; 111. Conf. 1909-11 Cham- 
bersburg; 1912 Huntsville; 1913-14 Lerna; 1915 Gays; 1916 Wapella; 1917 New 
City; 1918-19 Camden; 1920 Plainsville; 1921 Kinderhook. 



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TULL, THOMAS H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1889 Westfield; 1890 Cowden; 1891-4 
L.erna; 1895-6 Humboldt; 1897-9 Marshall; 1900-4 Sullivan; 1907-8 Greentteld; 1909- 
11 Mason City; 1921-14 Parmer City; 1915-18 Lincoln; 1919-21 Grace, Jackson- 
ville. 

TURNER, HUGH C— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1872-4 Hardin; 1875-6 Bellflower; 1877-8 
Detroit; 1879-80 Demand; 1881-3 Neoga; 1884 Marshall; 18S5-9 Oakland; 1890-2 
Blue Mound; 1893 Moweaqua; 1894 Areola; 1895 Philo; l8yb-7 Grove City; 1898-9 
Rochester; 1900-2 Dawson; 1903-4 Manchester; 1905-6 Fesotum; iyu7-9 Waggoner; 
1910-12 Girard; 1913-15 Raymond; 1916-21 Rd (Alton, 1705 Rogers Ave.). 

UNDERWOOD, CLIVA R.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1916 Huntsville; 1917 Columbus; 
1918 Boody; 1919-20 Lakewood. 

VAN CLEVE, JOSEPH W.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1880 Flat Rock; 1881 Sumner; 
1882-3 Bridgeport; 1884 Grayville; 1885-7 Carmi; 1888 Effingham; 1889-91 Oiney, 
1892-6 Mt. Vernon, First; 1897-1901 E. St. Louis, Summit Ave.; lU. Cont. iyu;; 
Paris; 1903-7 Decatur, Grace; 1908-lU Champaign, First; 1911-15 Decatur Dist. , 
1916-19 General Secy, of Commission on Finance; 1920 Area Secy.; 1921 Con- 
nectional Representative of the Board of Conf CI., Chicago Area, 740 Rush 
Street, Chicago. 

VORBECK, EDWARD S.— Rec. on trial Okla. Conf. 1903 Ingersoll; 1904 Cleo; Mo. 
Conf. 1905-7 Hannibal, Hope St.; 111. Conf. 1908-11 Georgetown; 1912-13 Po- 
tomac; 1914-15 Franklin; 1916-18 Mechanicsburg; 1919-21 Williamsville. 

WADE, JAMES R.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1858 Chandlerville; 1859 Concord; 
1860 Exeter; 1861 Grigg's Chapel; 1862 Pittsfield; 1863 Naples; 1864-83 locatta, 
1884 Concorn; 1885-8 Kinderhook; 1888-95 Sy.; 1896-1921 R'd (Denver, Colo.). 

WAGGONER, GORDON— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1906-7 Yale; 1908-9 West 
Liberty; 1910-12 at school; X. W. Kas. Conf. 1913-16 Kirwin; 1917-19 Formoso; 
1919-20 111. Conf. La Place; 1921 Warrensburg. 

WAKEFIELD, SILAS N.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1892-3 Bruce; 1894-6 Steward-son; 
1897 Westtield; 1898 Shelbyville, Moulton Church; 1899-1901 Mendon; 1902-3 As- 
toria; 19U4-5 Petersburg; 1906-9 Neoga; 1910 Martinsville; 1911-13 Maroa; 1914-20 
Georgetown; 1921 Chrisman. 

WALDEN, LEWIS F.— Rec. on trial Mo. Conf. 1858 Unionville; 1859 Greencastle; 
1860-1 Hamilton; 1862 located, Kansas Conf. 1862-3 Monrovia; 1864-5 Oskaloosa. 
Missouri and Arkansas Conf. 1866-7 DeSoto, Mo.; 1868 Kimmswick and Caron- 
delet; 1869-70 RoUa; 111. Conf. 1870-71 Payson; 1872 Philo; 1873-4 Griggsville Ct. ; 
1875-6 Mt. Sterling; 1877-8 Greenfield; 1879-80 La Prairie; 1881-2 Camp Point; 
1883-4 Rantoul; 1895-7 Saybrook; 1899 Beardstown; 1890 Waverly; 1891-2 Kansas; 
1893 Newman; 1894 Thomasboro; 1895 Sy.; 1896 White Heath; 1897-8 Morrison- 
ville; 1899-1900 Edinburg; 1901-21 R'd (Urbana, 605 S. Race St.). 

WALTMIRE, HOMER H.— Rec. on trial 1915 at school; 1916 Columbus; 1917-18 
Perry; 1919 Pleasant Hill; 1920-21 Mt. Sterling. 

WAMSLEY, EDWARD S.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1869 Marshall; 1879 Mt. Zion; 
1871 Grandview; 1872 Farmington; 1873-4 Sy.; 1875-6 Martinsville; 1877 Tower 
Hill; 1878-9 Sullivan; 1880-2 Rantoul; 1883 Mason City; 1884-5 Fisher; 1886-7 
IlliopoUs; 1888-92 Hoopeston; 1893-5 Bement; 1896 Lovington; 1897-8 Nokomis; 
1898-1900 Kansas; 1901-21 Rd (.1542 E. 66th Place, Chicago). 

WANT, MARQUIS M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891 Allerton; 1892-4 Edgar; 1895-6 
Catlin; 1897-9 Franklin; 1900-1 Jacksonville, Brooklyn; 1902-5 Virden; 1906-7 
LeRoy; 1908-9 Bement; 1910-11 Greenfield; 1912-13 Homer; 1914 Rossville; 1915 
Farmer City; 1916 Rantoul, 1917-21 R'd (Memphis, Tenn.). 

WARD, CHARLES A.— Rec. from Ind. Conf. 1910 Elkhart; 1911-12 Tolono; 1913 
Pleasant Plains; 1914-18 Rochester; 1919-20 Mt. Pulaski; 1921 Athens. 

WARD, FRANK B.— Rec. on trial Ind. Conf. 1900-1 Sardinia; 1902-4 Dupont; 1905-7 
at school; 111. Conf. 1908 Oakland; 1909-10 Maroa; 1911-12 Macon; 1913-14 Virden; 
1915-16 Nokomis; 1917-18 Atlanta; 1919 Financial Secy. Chaddock Boy'a School; 
1920 Kansa.s;; 1921 Sidell. 

WARDELL, H. R.— Tr. 111. Conf. 1921 Charleston Ct. 

WARLICK, JOHN R.— Rec. from M. E. Church, South. 1905 Girard; 1906 Riverton; 
1907-8 Loaml; 1909-10 Curra'x; 1911-12 Murdock; 1913-14 Henning; 1915-17 Broad- 
lands; 1918-19 Chandlerville; 1920-21 Chatham. 

WASS, HENRY G.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1884 Sidney; 1885 Catlin; 1886-7 At- 
wood; 1888-9 Bismarck; 1890-2 Georgetown; 1893-5 Hume; 1896 Wapella; 1897-9 
Easton; 1900-1 Arrowsmith; 1902 Downs; 1903-4 Sy.; 1905-6 Georgetown Ct. ; 
1907-11 Sy. ; 1912-21 R'd (Catlin). 

WASSELL, ALVIN R.— Rec. on trial St. Louis Conf. 1910 Seymour and Mansfield; 
111. Conf. 1910-11 Chesterfield; 1912-13 Rockbridge; 1914 Martinsville Ct.; 1915-16 
Etna; 1917-18 Brocton; 1919-21 Allerton. 

WEBSTER, WILLIAM H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1859 Virginia; 1860 Chandler- 
ville; 1861 Island Grove; 1862-4 Champaign; 1865 Urbana; 1866 Quincy, Vermont 
St.; 1867 Bloomington, University charge; 1868-9 Delavan; 1870-1 Normal; 1872-4 
Springfield, First; 1875 Jacksonville Dist.; 1876-9 Springfield Dist.; 1880-2 Jack- 
sonville, Grace; 1883 Decatur, Stapp's Chapel; 1884 Sy.; 1885-90 Danville Dist.; 
1891-1900 Supt. Domestic Missions; 1901-4 Financial Secy. Superan. Fund; 1905- 
21 Rd (Danville). 



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WEAVER, S. T.— 111. Conf. 1920-21 Versailles. • 

WEHRMAN, CHARLES— Rec. on trial St. Louis German Conf. 1876-7 Farmington; 
1878 Jefferson City; 1879 Hopewell; 1880-2 St. Charles; 1883-5 Chester, lU.; 1886 
Sy.: 1887-8 Fittsfleld, 111.; ill. Conf. 1889-90 Franklin; 1891-3 Littleton; 1894-6 
Butler; 1896 JBaston; 1897-1901 Golden; 1902-4 Sadoras; 1906-7 Seymour; 1908-9 
Fairmount; 1910-11 Ogden; 1912-13 Chatham; 1914-15 Laomi; 1916-17 Tower Hill; 
1918-21 K'd Chatham. 

WEISS, A. S.— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1908 at school; 1909 Venice; 1910 Breese; 
1911 at school; 1912-13 Allendale; 1914-16 Huntsonville, 111.; 111. Conf. 1917 
Savoy; 1918-20 Grace, Urbana; 1921 Rankin. 

WELLS, ABRAHAM— Rec. on trial Cen. Tenn. Conf. 1875 Shelbyville; Erin; 
1890-1 Belinower; 1892 Ranliin; 1893-4 Bethany; 1895-6 Oakland; 1897 Rushville, 
Memphis Uist.; Memphis, St. John Church; 111. Conf 1888 Elkhart; 18S9 Ferry 
Ct.; 1898-1902 Sy. ; 1903 R'd; 1904 Sy.; 1905-21 R'd (420 Plum St., Cincinnati, O.). 

WELLS, ARTHUR MILTON— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1897-8 Decatur, Asbury Chapel; 
1898-9 Cowden; 1900-1 Lerna; 1902-3 Lanville. Grace Church; 1904-6 Armstrong; 
1907-8 St. Joseph; 1909 Lelavan; 1910-13 Mansfield; 1914-15 Mason City; 1916-18 
Clinton ; 1919-21 Grace Church, Decatui-. 

WETZEL, GEORGE T.— Rec. on trial Col. Conf. 1890 Toole, Utah; 111. Conf. 1891-2 
Wapella; 1893-4 San Jose; 1895-6 Auburn; 1897-9 Arrowsmith; 1900-4 Easton; 
luUo-» Meredosia; 1909-10 McLean; 1911-15 Lincoln Ct.; 1916-18 Jacksonville Ct.; 
1919-21 Lynnville (P. O. Jacksonville). 

WHITE, ALBERT A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1891 Mendon; 1892-6 Paloma; 1897-S 
Wmdsor; 1900-1 Marshall; 1902-4 Areola; 1905-6 Farmer Oily; 1907 W. Jackson- 
ville uist.; 1908-11 Jacksonville List.; 1912-16 Tuscola; 1917-18 Danville, Kimber; 
1919 leave of absence (Normal); 1920 Minier; 1921 Downs (P. O. Normal). 

WHITLOCK, STEPHEN H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1869-70 Nokomis; 1871 Maroa; 
1872 LeRoy Ct.; 1873 LeRoy; 1874-6 Potomac; 1877-8 Ridge Farm; 1879-81 Homer; 
1882-4 Macon; 1885-90 Quincy Dist.; 1891-2 Clinton; 1893-6 Danville, Kimber 
Church; 1897-1902 Mattoon Dist.; 1903-8 Danville Dist.; 1909-21 R'd 810 
Hamilton Blvd. Peoria, 111. 

WHITLOCK, WILLIAM E.— Rec. on trial N. Ind. Conf. 1905-6 Centerville; 1907-10 
Charlottesville; xN. W. Iowa Conf. 1911 Sioux Rapids Furst Ch.; 1912-16 Souther- 
land First Ch.; 1917-19 Harris; 1920 111. Conf. Pleasant Hill; 1921 Littleton. 

WICKS, ALFRED L.— -Rec. from United Brethren Church. 1902 Bismarck; 1903-4 
Oakwood; 1905-7 Broadlands; 1909-10 AUerton; 1911-13 Rantoul Ct.; 1914-18 
Ogaen; 1915-18 Sidney; 1919 Rankin; 1920-21 Potomac. 

WILKERSON, GEORGE NORMAN— Rec. on trial S. 111. Conf. 1893-4 Johnsonville; 
1895-6 Watson; 1897-8 Alma; 1899-1900 Avena and Sailor Springs; 1901-2 Mocca- 
sin; 1903-6 Calhoun; 111. Conf. 1906-7 Danville, Grace; 1908-9 Garrett; 1910-11 
Stonington; 1912-13 Blue Mound; 1914 Potomac; 1915 Ridge Farm; 1916 Ham- 
niona; I9i7-18 Atwood; 1919-21 Atwood and Macedonia. 

WILKIN, MILTON PERRY— Rec. on trial So. 111. Conf. 1871 Freeburg; 1872-3 Pinck- 
neyville; 1874-5 Murphysboro; 1876-7 Sparta; 1878 Chester; 1879-81 Brighton; 111. 
Conf. 1882 Taylorville; 1883-5 Clayton; 1886-8 Astoria; 1889-90 Chrisman; 1891-3 
Sullivan; 1894-7 Havana; 1898-1900 Havana Mission; 1901 Sy.; 190z Urbana, Third; 
1903-4 Catlin; 1905-8 Indianola; 1909-21 R'd (Urbana). 

WILLARD, ANTHUS — Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1885-6 Oconee; 1887 Lovington; 1888-9 
Blue Mound; 1890 Rankin; 1891-2 Mansfield; 1893-4 Chrisman; 1895-8 Macon; 
1899 Waverly; 1900-6 R'd; 1907 Raymond; 1908-12 Sy.; 1913-21 R'd Brighton. 

WILLARD, HARRY— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1890 Raymond; 1891 Bruce; 1892 Green- 
up; 1893-4 Ray; 1895-6 Argenta; 1897 Butler; 189S-9 Lerna; 1900-1 Thomasboro; 
1902-3 Weldon; 1904 New Holland; Col. Conf. 1905 Mosca; 111. Conf. 1906 Mendon; 
1907 Loraine; 1908-9 Waverly CL; 1910 Buckhart; 1911-12 Rockport; 1913-14 Perry; 
1915-16 La Prairie; 1917 Chandlerville; 1918-19 Franklin Ct.; 1920-21 Middletown. 

WILLEY, J. E.— Rec. from S. 111. Conf. 1921 Vermilion. 

WILLIAMS, EZRA JAMES — ^Admitted from Evangelical Association to Southwest 
Kan. Conf. 1902 Albert; 1903 Pawnee Rock; 1904-5 Frederick; 1906 Marion; Okla. 
Conf. 1906-7 StUlwater; 1908 Newkirk; 111. Conf. 1909 Danville, Lincoln; 1910-12 
Lasion; 1913 Rochester; 1914 Sy.; 1915-16 Gifford and Penfleld; 1917-18 Bethany; 
1919-20 Hume; 1921 Clayton. 

WILLIAMS, J. W.— 111. Conf. 1918-19 Oconee; 1920-21 Riverton. 

WILLIAMS, REUBEN YATES— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1887-8 Windsor; 1889-91 
G^randview; 1892-4 at school; 1895 Downs; 1896-7 Versailles; 1898-1901 VUla 
Grove, 1902-8 ChrLsman; 1909-10 Saybrook; 1911-12 Delavan; 1913-15 CarllnvUle; 
1917-20 Sidell; 1921 Moweaqua. 

WILLIAMS, SIMEON C— Rec. from M. E. Church South. 1917 Hulls; 1918 Co- 
lumbus; 1919 Astoria; 1920 Pleasant Hill; 1921 Plymouth. 

WILLSON, HOWARD T.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1903 Hindsboro; 1904 Toledo; 1905-6 
Vermilion, 1907-9 Martinsville; 1910-11 Neoga; 1912-13 White Hall; 1914 Nokomis; 
1915-17 Stonington; 1918-21 Hillsboro. 

WILSON, MILTON— Rec. on trial lU. Conf. 1906-7 Golden; 1908-11 Astoria; 1912 
Augusta; 1913 Endowment Secy. Chaddock School for Boys; 1914-16 Edinburg; 
1917 Mt. Sterling; 1918-21 Assumption. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



WOHLFARTH, JORDAN F.— Rec. on trial East Penn. Conf. of Evangelical Associa- 
tion 1S71 Myerstown; 1872 Uniontown; 1873 Annville; 1874-6 Williamstown; 1877 
Treveiton; Kan. Conf. 1878-9 Virgil City; St. Louis Conf. 1880-2 Detioto; 111. Conf. 
1882-3 Augusta; 1884-6 Paloma; 1887 Quincy, Trinity Church; 1888-ai Griggsville; 
1892-3 Monticello; 1894-7 Urbana; 1898 Kushville; 1899-1900 Decatur, Grace; 1901-2 
Shelbyviile; iyu3-6 Pana; 1907-12 Quincy Diat.; 1913-14 SuUivan; 1915-19 Rosa- 
ville; 1920-21 Mason City. 

WOOD, CHARLES G.— Rec. on trial Oneida Conf. 1855 Hartford; 1856 North Sum- 
mer Hill; 1857-8 Union Valley; 1859-75 located; Wyo. Conf. 1876 Morris; 1877 
Unadilla Ct.; 1878 Wells Bridge; 1871-81 Sidney Plains; IlL Conf. 1882-4 Kansas; 
1885 Macon; 1886-7 Blue Mound; 1888 Hillsboro; 1889-91 Decatur Ct.; 1892 No- 
komis; 1893-21 K'd (Wichita, Kans.). 

WRIGHT, THOMAS B.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1888 Raymond; 1889-91 Pleasant 
Plains; 1892-4 Williamsville; 1895-7 Rochester; 1898-1900 Sy.; 1901 Editor lU. 
Methodist Journal; 1902-12 Sy.; 1913-17 R'd (Rochester); 1918 Sharpsburg; 1919 
Divernon and Glenarm; 1920-21 Niantic. 

YOUNG, C. H.— Rec. on trial N. W. Iowa Conf. 1909 Ayrshire; 1911 Rock Valley; 
1913 Hawarden; 1916 Aurelia; S. W. Kans. Conf. 1918 Guymon; 111. Conf. 1918-20 
Morrisonville; 1921 Farmer (IJity. 

YOUNG, EDWARD V.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1904 Shiloh; 1905-9 Thayer; 1910 
Sprmgtield, First Church (assistant pastor); 1911 at school; 1912 WestQeld; 
1913-14 Williamsville; 1915-18 Moweaqua; 1919-21 Shelbyviile, First. 

YOUNG, JAMES MONROE— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. M. E. Church, South, 1875-7 
Detroit, 111.; 1878 Martinsville, Ind.; 1879 Lewiston. 111.; I860 located; 111. Conf. 
M. E. Church 1881 Ludlow; 1882 Littleton; 1883 located; 1884 South Jacksonville; 
1885-7 New Salem; 1888 Perry; 1889-90 located; 1891 Chesterfield; 1892 Manches- 
ter; 1893 Bath; 1894 Alexander; 1895-9 Sy.; 1900-21 R'd (Hemet, Colo.). 



PROBATIONERS. 
First Year. 

AMBLER, HARLOW B.— Rec. on trial 1918 Collison; 1919-21 Murdock. 

BALDRIDGE, GEORGE E.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1921 Lake City. 

COCHRAN, HARRY A.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1921 Windsor. 

DOLAND, FRANK R., Rec. on trial 1921 Arrowsmith. 

EVANS, HARRY R.— Rec. on trial 1918-20 Forrest City; 1921 at school. 

FORD, J UAL, Rec. on trial 1921 Covel. 

GRAVES, SAMUEL— Rec. on trial 1919 Berdan; 1920 Durban and Providence; 1921 

Island Grove, Alexander. 
HOEWING, HOMER M.— Rec. on trial 1919 at school; 1920 Argenta; 1921 Season. 
LAWRENCE, LELAND L.— Rec. on trial 1915-19 at school (University of Illinois). 

1920 Rantoul Ct. ; 1921 Oakwood. 
NORDLING, CLARENCE C— Rec. on trial 1917-19 Hartsburg; 1920-21 at school. 
RAGAN, RAY L.— Rec. on trial 1920 Jacksonville Ct.; 1921 Atlanta. 
SNYDER, PAUL J.— Rec. on trial 1916 Hartsburg; 1917 Kenney; 1918 U. S. Array; 

1919-20 Kenney; 1921 at school, Boston. 
SUHM, HAROLD D.— Rec. on trial 1916 Tice; 1917-18 Divernon; 1919-21 at school, 

Evanston. 
PINKSTON, BENJAMIN H.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1921 Columbus. 

Second Year. 

MARSHALL, MEAD M.— Rec. on trial 1917-18 Farmersville; 1919 New City; 1920-1 

Boody and Blue Mound Chapel. 
MELVIN, J. FRED— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1919-21 Weedman. 
WROUGHTON, RICHARD J.— Rec. on trial 1920-21 Loraine. 

Third Year. 
PHILLIPS, JOHN M.— Rec. on trial 111. Conf. 1911 Lynnville; 1912-21 at school. 

Fourth Year. 
DELAP, HOMER D.— Rec. on trial 1920 Millersville; 1921 Grove City. 



XV. 

Statistical Tables. 



164 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Bloomington District 



NAME} OF 
CHAROB. 



NAMB 
OF PASTOR. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Support of 
Pastor. 







Support 


"=,■§ 


of 


11 


Dls. Supf 






I • B 






§£ 



I'S 



Bellflower. . , . 

Klooinington — 

First 

Grace 

Park 

BondvlUe 

Clinton 

Covel 

ll|Deland 

12|Delavan 

laiDeWitt 

14|Downs 

l.oJEbenezer Ct... 

16| Farmer City 

17 — 

18 

19 

20 

21 



A. B. Carlberg . . . 
H. A. Lltherland. 
E. F. Williams. .. 
S. N. Madden 



Fisher. 

Gibson City 

Green Valle.v. . 

Hey worth 

Hartsburg and 
Shirley 

Hopedale 

LeRoy 

24|i:,incoln 

25|Llncoln Ct 

20 1 Mahomet 

27 1 Mansfield 

2SI Mason Cltv 

29 1 McLean 

30|Mlnier 

311 New Holland.. 

32ISan Jose 

33ISaybrook 

34ISeymonr 

.3i^|Wftpella.. 

36IWaynesvme... 

371Weedman 

.SSIWeldon 

391 White Heath.. 

I Totals. . 



\V. J. Davidson . 
A. L. Caseley. . . 

L. S. Ellison 

P. G. Batty 

F. B. Madden . . . 
W. J. Gorehaui . . 

R. W. Ennis 

H. S. Jackson. . . 

A. E. Bunton 

J. E. Reynolds . . 

.T. W. Miller 

W. R. Leslie 

I-. Grant Johnsm 

.r. C. Brown 

W. F. Pitner. . .. 
W. A. Boyd 



Herman Dill 

W. P. Bowmjin. . 

K. H. Lugg 

C. F. Bnker 

K. F. Kroughoff. 
^. A. Hedges. . . 

J. E. Evans 

J. F. WohlfartU. 

C. H. Thrall 

.\. A. White 

C. S. McCoUom . . 

0. H. Davis 

R. I,. Steed 

A. N. Simmons. . 

Olln Lee 

J. N. German . . . 
J. Fred Mehin . . 

C. T. Pilch 

A. L. Simmons. . 



1200 


1190 


200 


SO 


80 


20 


19 


100 


96 


1385 


ITOti 


1700 


200 


120 


120 


30 


30 


150 


1.50 


2000 


1700 


1700 


200 


120 


120 


30 


30 


1.50 


1.50 


2000 


20.50 


2050 


200 


144 


144 


36 


36 


180 


ISO 


2410 


4200 


4200 


600 


288 


288 


72 


72 


360 


.360 


4920 


3250 


H25(i 


5,50 


216 


216 


65 


65 


270 


270 


3801 


2300 


230(1 


300 


160 


16(1 


50 


50 


200 


200 


2710 


1850 


185(1 


151) 


136 


136 


34 


34 


170 


170 


2190 


3000 


3000 


500 


200 


200 


50 


50 


250 


2.50 


3500 


850 


8.50 




68 


68 


17 


17 


85 


85 


1020 


2100 


2100 


300 


144 


144 


36 


36 


180 


180 


2460 


23 10 


2300 


300 


160 


16(1 


40 


40 


200 


200 


2700 


1300 


1070 


100 


9(i 


73 


24 


21 


120 


94 


1258 


1700 


1700 


200 


120 


12<: 


30 


.30 


1.50 


1.50 


2000 


1100 


1100 


200 


72 


72 


18 


18 


90 


90 


1280 


3050 


30.50 


300 


22(1 


22( 


55 


5t. 


275 


275 


300C 


3040 


2(H0 


240 


144 


144 


3(i 


36 


ISO 


180 


240C 


2400 


240!) 


400 


16(1 


16( 


40 


40 


200 


200 


280C 


ISOO 


1800 


300 


12(1 


120 


30 


30 


1.50 


150 


2100 


1800 


1800 


200 


128 


128 


32 


32 


160 


160 


2120 


600 


600 




48 


48 


12 


12 


60 


60 


720 


1450 


1375 


200 


100 


95 


25 


23 


125 


120 


1613 


2400 


2400 


400 


160 


160 


40 


40 


200 


200 


2800 


30P0 


.3080 


480 


208 


208 


.52 


52 


260 


2(N> 


3600 


ISOO 


1800 


300 


120 


120 


30 


3(1 


1.50 


1.50 


2100 


1900 


1900 


300 


128 


128 


32 


32 


160 


160 


2220 


2400 


2400 


200 


176 


176 


44 


44 


220 


220 


2840! 


2300 


2300 


300 


160 


160 


40 


4(t 


200 


200 


2700 


2000 


200(1 


200 


144 


144 


36 


36 


180 


180 


2360 


800 


ROO 




64 


64 


16 


16 


80 


80 


960 


100(1 


1600 


200 


96 


96 


24 


24 


120 


120 


1840 


1001] 


2000 


200 


144 


144 




36 


180 


18(1 


2360 


OOOO 


2000 


?m 


144 


144 


36 


36 


180 


180 


2360 


1651 


16.50 


150 


120 


120 


30 


3(' 


1.50 


ir,(i 


]i..O 


145C 


1383 


2.50 


96 


91 


24 


23 


120 


113 


1610 


210fl 


210(1 


30(1 


144 


144 


36 


36 


18(1 


180 


24601 


17251 1725 


1 225 


1 12( 


12f 


3( 


3( 


15( 


1.5( 


2025 


T740I 174(1 


240. 12(1 


120 


30 


30 


150 


150 


2(.40| 


170f| 170r 


100! 128 


128 


32 


32 


16(1 


160 


2020 


76385 


76003 
1 


9685 


5316 


5283 


1350 


1343 


(!645 

1 


6603 


89232 



No. 15 — For three-quarters of year. 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



166 



Bloomington District 
MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 
Statistics No. 1 



I 




CHURCH MEMBERSHIP. 


SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS. 


1 
Epw'th I 
League 

i 


CHURCH PROPERTT. 




JAPTISMS| •„- 


1 Full 
1 Members 


i 

1 




f 
3 

1 

1 
3 


.1 


': ^ 
: § 
: g. 

• CD 

• B 

: S 

: a 

\> 

■ c 


s 
B 

p 


= 

f 
3 

: i 

; 


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i 

1 


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i g. 
■ I 


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B c. 

k 

oE. 

?£ 

• c 

is 
fl 


ft 

1 = 

So 
B.3 

ii 

"g 


1 

'4 

is 

m 
• 


si 

■ a 




> 


1 
U 

1 

: 


II 

jl 


I 
3 

Hj 


1 


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3 

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1 ? 


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a 

f 

1 
1 


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i 


f 
< 


1 If 

=: S< 
M ; 

: ^ 

: i 1 
; ■ 




i 1 

41 81 8 




1 II 1 

184 1 111 11 17 


207 96l 






2 7500 
1 2-000 
1 9000 
1 15000 

1 35000 
1 50000 
1 18000 
1 8000 
1 40000 
1 0000 
1 19000 
1 20000 

3 13000 

1 20000 

2 500O 
1 45000 
1 12000 
1 50000 

1 10000 

2 16000 

2 .5000 
2 5500 
1 35000 

1 30000 

2 2 1000 
1 12000 

1 5000 

2 38000 
1 60^0 
1 5000 
1 4000 
1 30000 
1 30000 
1 5000 

3 10000 

1 15000 

2 6000 

1 6000 

2 4000 


1 
1 
1 
1 

1 


3500 
2500 
4000 
3500 

15000 








295 
800 
346 
376 

9206 

3090 
831 
250 

4577 
245 
5(i3 
623 

2073 
460 
150 

5000 
586 

1450 
325 
400 

TO, 

500! 
820| 

'Si 

5741 

370| 


1 

2 


71 4 
11 4 


15 


15 
14 
6 

53 
38 
93 

4 
15 

5 

'44 
8 
11 

'37 
30 
37 
7 
22 

"ifi 
34 
94 
12 


4 
42 

"s 

33 

"i 
"i 

19 

■^ 

i 


308 
17(i 
241 

1740 
902 
784 
17S 
950 
87 
329 
405 
243 

12oi 

6.501 
2691 
.5611 


12 
4 

288 
52 

114 
37 
56 
6 
56 


61 

141 
111 

11 


1 

: 

1 
1 

! 

!i 

1| 
3 
1 

1 

2 

1! 


18 
19 
26 

61 
45 

i 

49 

S 
i 
'I 

g: 
36 
25 
41 

I0I 


2.'51 
179 
244 

1(190 
4S5 
656 
292 

1049 
102 
314 
450 
3.58 
136 
SO 
518 
269 


li 

120 

40. 
315 
278 
12- 
40C 
54 
15f 
20i' 
lor 
81 
3.- 
21.'' 
1.3.S 


40 




75 

130 

1450 
361 
421 

68 


2500 















2. 


18 
6 

34 
4 

12 
3 

16 
4 

T 

19 
6 


13 
14 

■■3 

"5 
6 

"i 

5 


184 
95 
40 
35 
75 


156 

• •■!! 

• • • 1 


B 
6 

7 

s 

1.5 


2S 


1208 
137 


■"466 


21 

1 


1 

i 

1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
1 


4000 
■ 15666 


04 
3 


200 


1900 









7000 
6500 
5000 
.3000 
2000 
5.500 
3000 
5000 
5000 
4000 


IS 








2H 


55 ... 
1 






12 
13 
14 

115 
16 

117 
18 

119 
20 

1 


(> 






11 


22 
27 

t2 


15 

'." 1 












26 


500 
1200 
600 
25 
275 




1000 


. 


•2S 


41... 

41. .. 
1 


60 


3i 
21 
81 

3I 


3871 m- 

181 7.- 
395 16f 

551 37 
27^>1 12:- 
3221 17'- 
3931 14.- 
2251 or 
2.<!2| 141= 
R601 15C 
340| 180 
1R5I 8- 

108 1 or 

1391 Of 
2.501 13- 
31RI 14^ 
1701 8" 
n.si pr 
?2.-?i nr 

2341 IIP 
1841 8^ 
2.541 177 


36| ... I 
561...! 


. . . 




20 


2421 9 
3391 IT 


200 





... 


382 
667! 


■32 


■36 

22 
92 
35 
38 

.... 

:;:: 

J?" 

.35 
401 
35! 


•'••' 1 

si 

391 

"26 


050 


■3566 


4 


411 2\ 271 
511 11 32 
311 ll 291 


1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
1 

1 
1 
1 
1 
1 
37 


7666 
4000 
10000 
3500 
4500 
.3500 
5000 
4000 
2000 
1.500 
6000 
7.500 
2.500 
3500 
3500 
2.500 
3500 
1600 
109100 






22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 
33 
34 
35 
36 
37 
38 
39 


12 


1 

3 
3 

io 
1 

■'2 


10 


75 
350 
600 
382 
303 
125 
82 
50 
405 




78 






... 


2091 31 511 2| 


251 
22 

281 
281 






1 


1.561.... 
.3731.... 

4fi2| 

159 15 
1191. 17 


411 1! 
41! 1| 
51! 1| 






11 


24|... 
60 1 8 

...!... 

141... 

171 8 
21 6 

24|... 
31 3 

231... 1 






HS 






10701 
1861 
125| 
3.501 
3001 
85SI 
150| 
2121 
7471 
2251 
4301 
291 
t0849 


... 


411 11 161 
211 1! 9 






... 








124! 51... !| 1| 19! 
272! 2! 41! 1! 201 
3.501 8! 41! 11 23| 
861 9I...I! Ij 171 
205! 15| 211 11 9! 
2.551 71 2M 1| 211 
17.^1 20| 311 21 241 
1781 231 311 1! 22! 
1681 1 111 .^1 42! 




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2 ... 

SI. .. 

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101... 


1700 


6300 


... 


75 
35 












... 

2.S 


1768 
700 
252 
178 
12180 




793 


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11 131 21 l.^i 
...I...I 20| 1 


46i!!!il 


180 




51 





216 

____ 


245 


8051 


108 


135961 

1 


957 


13 


91 
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471 


10221 

1 


120591 
1 


5656 1 


1185 


"■ir 


2 697000 


7375 


12893 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 1 
MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 
Champaign-Danville District. 



NAME OF 
CHARGE. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



support of 1 ^Zr'\ |o| 
Pastor. Dls.Supt.| f'"^" 



NAME 
OP PASTOR. 



Support 

of 

Conf. 

Claim'nts 



Armstrong 

Bismarck , 

Catlln 

Champaign — 

First 

Collison 

Danville — 
Central Park 

Grace 

Lincoln 

McKinley.. . 
St. James. . . 

Tllton 

Vermillion Hts 

Dewey 

East Lynn 

15|Fairmount 

16|Fithian 

17|Georgetown. . . . 

18|Gi£ford 

19|Hennlng 

aOJHomer 

21|noopston 

221 Ludlow 

23|McKendree 

24|Oakland 

25lOgden 

2fl|Paxton 

2TlPhilo 

281 Potomac 

29|Rankin 

.SOIRantoul 

SllRossvllle 

321Savoy 

33IShiloh 

341 St. Joseph 

S.'SlSidney 

3«tTniono 

37IUrMna— 

I First 

381 Grace 

391 Trinity 

40iPleasaTit Grove 
Totals.. 



Frank M. Harry. 
W. E. Keenan. . , 
W. B. Theobald. 



1800 
1700 



1441 144 



140OJ 1400 



i\I. G. Coleman 

T. F. Shouse 

J. W. Dundass 

L. G. Cunimings 

II. W. McPhersou... 

L. S. Holman 

Wra. Reynolds 

Leland L. Lawrence. 

J. S. Smith 

\. L. Honn 

J. W. Starr 

S. N. Wakefield 

S. C. Pierce 

\rthur Miles 

C. D. Robertson 

\. S. Flannigan 

Merrell Faulk 

M. H. Neumeyer. . . . 

<i. E. Scrimger 

Howard Leach 

O. B. Hess 

r.oyd L. Rudd 

Alfred Wicks 

\. H. McConuPll 

A. A. Heinlein 

J. A. Biddle 

C. R. Morrison 

J. H. Singleton. 

.Tesse Ii. Murroll 

William Cross 

E. E. Mehl 



500 
1200 
2100 

600 



500 
12(i0 
2100 

GOO 
4800 



1140 1140 
lOOOi 1000 
19.50| 1950 
19.501 18.50 
20501 2050 
20401 2040 
17001 17 10 
15001-1500 
23001 2.'500 
30001 3000 
11201 1120 
10001 1600 
16501 1650 
20401 2040 
30001 3000 
17001 1700 
21.501 2150 
1S401 1840 
''SOOl 2S00 
23001 2300 
17001 1700 
10201 1620 
20001 20001 
19.501 19501 
18801 18801 



800 
GO 
240 
120 
150 
15 T 
250 
240 
200 
150 
300 
500 
120 
100 
1.50 
240 
.500 
200 
1.50 
240 
600 



30 



32 



A. C. Piercel 

A. S. Weiss 

J. C. Baker 

Lloyd G. Strouse. 



I I 

2785! 27851 

21001 19571 

40001 60001 

1.501 431. 



160 
221 
40 200 
30 150 
150 
361^ 1,80 
361 ISO 
281 140 
I 



150 
190 190 
160 
220 



200 



120 

120 

144 

200 

120 

1.52 

128 

176 
3001 160 
2011 120 
120 120 
200| 124 
1.501 144 
200 1121 112 

600 I 2401 240 
3001 1281 116 
5001 2801 2801 
...I 121. ...I 

77225I78875I10180I.5370I5344I13571131916745I6.5S6I92124I 
I I I 1 I I I I 1 I 



30 



36| 180| ISOi 2160|., 
32i 1601 160| 20201. 
32| 160 160| 20701. 
I I I I 

S4| 4201 4201 6 
26 130 1301 1 



50 I 600 

1001 3400 

1801 ^460 
001 720 

400 5600 
420 
12901 • 
12n0|. 
22771 
20721 
24101 . 
24001 . 
20001 . 
17701. 

200 27001 . 

2-50 35001. 

lOO 13201 . 

151 19001 . 

1.50] 19.501 . 

1801 24001. 

2.501 



l-i 



2000 
2530 
2160 
3240 

2700 
1.501 20001 
1501 19201 
1801 23401 
180 23101 
1401 21601 



601 3001 300| 33851 

291 1P0| 1471 22491 

781 3.501 3501 67081 

.1 151 .... i 431 



1371].. 
57911 8 

II 



No. .36 — Sunday Supply for ten months. 

No. 39— Paid $2,010 for Wesley Foundation. 

No. 40 — Report of fourth quarter — For first three quarters this was part of Rankin Charge. 

No. 6 — Report received after conference, inserted by Secretary, but not Included In totals. 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



167 



Statistics No. 1 
MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 
Champaign-Danville District. 





CHURCH 


MEMBERSHIP. 






SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS 




Epw'th 
League 




CHURCH 


PROPERTY 






3! 


BAPTISMS 1 Prep. 


Full 












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1 2500 

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168 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Decatur District 



NAMB OF 
OHABOB. 



NAMB 
OF PASTOR. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Support of 
Pastor. 



Support 

of 
Dls. Supt. 



s-^, 

R9-I 



Support 


H 


of 


M = 


Conf. 




Clalm'nts 


1 






"B^ 










13 


: °- 




















B 


: 


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: 1 






: a 






: £ 



Argenta 

ArtUur 

Assumption. . . . 
Atwoud and 

Macedonia... 

Betuent 

BetUany 

Boody and 

Blue Mound. . 
Cadwi'U and 

Rosedale 

Cerro Gordo 

10 Cisco 

11 Clarksburg Ct. . 

12 Cowden 

13 Decatur— First. 
Grace 

^„ St. Paul's 

10 Klwiu-Sargeut. . 

17 Fiudley 

18 St. Mary's 

19 Forsytbe-Sharon 
20lGarrett and 

Cartwrigbt 



Hammond and 
Asbury 

Harristown 

Lal'lace, Linton, 
Long Creek . . . 

Latbam 

Lakewood 

Lovlngton 

Macon , 

Maroa 

Monticello 

Moweaqua 

Sbelbyville 

Moulton 

Sadorns 

Sanner Cbapel. . 

Strasbnrg 

„ Stowardson 

STISnlllvan 

3S Tower Hill 

89 Warrensburg. . . 

40IWlndsor 

41|Wlndsor Circuit, 

42 Lake City 

Totals..., 



21 



Homer Hoewing. 

E. K. Crews 

Milton Wilson. . . 



G. N. Wilkerson. 
Roscoe Fairchild. 
E. L. Carson 



M. M. Marsball. 



P. L. York 

E. L. Tobie 

H. L. Thrall 

Paul Curry 

L. E. Baldwin 

Chesteen Smith. . . 

A. M. Wells 

C. R. Booth 

Fred A. Buchholz. 
O. L. Bockstahler. 

A. L. Shafer , 

C. L. Bell 



J, C. Berry. 



L. K. Armentraut. 
J. S. McGlffin 



Gordon Waggoner. 
H. B. Montgomery. 

C. R. Underwood. . 

H. L. Powell 

O. L. Clapper 

D. H. Hartley 

,T. D. Kruwel 

W. G. Lloyd 

E. V. Young 

A. M. Sinclair 

T. B. Lugg 

J. D. Reed 

I>. A. Shuck 

D. O. MoRoberts. . 

E. J. Campbell 

E. R. Reno 

S. A. Mcintosh.... 
M. D. Tremaine. . . 
H. A. Cochran. . . . 
H. B. Pollock 



900 
1700 
2360 

1800 
2400 
1050 



2200 
210' 
450 
T.3.'0 
4700 
.30 10 
3100 
10.-0 
1404 
17.-)0 
1200 

1700 



1800 
1700 
13.-)0 
2200 
2300 
21 '10 
27.^0 
2300 
3000 

300 
2V,(\ 
1100 
1200 
17P0 
2.'i00 
1200 
1000 
2450 
1120 

700 



700 
1700 
2360 



2400 
1050 



2200 
2100 
422 
l.'t.^iO 
4700 
.3000 
3100 

1404 
17.-.0 
1126 

1467 



1800 
1700' 
1166 
1400 
2300 
2100 
27.i0 
2300 
3000 

300 
2050 

8.50 
12O0 
1780 
2f>O0 
1200 
IttoO 
24.10 
1080 

34.5 



721 56 

1121 112 

1001 160 

12S 128 

160 160 

112 112 



100 ( 
2.=i0 
100 



103 

100 

144 

ISO 

160 

208 

10 

144 

07 

96 

128 

176 

80 

136 

144 

75 

14 

5143 



541 42| 

140 1 140 1 

200 I auoi 

160] 160 

200( 2001 

401 401 



1.36 
90 
120 
120 
200 
ISO 
225 
200 
260 
20 
180 
100 
120 
16T 
1.32 
101 
102 
ISO 
94 
34 
6123 



8121 232 

1080 1 

27601 

21201 

28001 

18121 ISl 

15201 

•I- 



1 2600 


1 


1 2460 


I 


522 


181 


157(1 




5.540 


1 


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3620 


....| 


1890 


....| 


1794 




2070 




1329 


111 



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I II 

1.5741 463||. 

14001. ...l|. 



1040 
1370 
1663 
2700 
2416 
3200 
2700 
3520 
340 
2410 
1017 
1440 
2100 
28.52 
1400 
2172 
2810 
1263 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CITURCH 



169 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Decatur District 



CHURCH MEMBERSHIP. 



BAPTISMS I 



; ?• ia ^ : ^ 3 ; 

= B • 2. • . 

- Oi ; - • . 

: : '^S • • : 



3 



: S 



: =: : s 



Epw'tb 
League 



CHURCH PROPERTY. 



Bsr ciro 



is 



I I 

3| 61... 

5| 51 5 

4| 6 15 

I I 

2i 5i. 

21 14| 

8 7i. 



561 1 
381 28 
68 27 
19 



4| 2 

...I 3 

4 13 

20127 
301 . . . 
01 15 
•JSI 9 
191 10 



40 
7 

11 
5| 12 
II... 



4771250 



31 

7 
82 i 16 
84 



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6 
2 20 

..(24 
4| 40 

IS] 291 

241 351 

..I ' 

••I 

121 16 

.. 2 
li 10 

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3| 12 
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1 
7 
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144 
400 
300 
91 
224 
2307 
1415 



24.S 
299 
443 
.3201 
502 
572 
559 
72 
233 
119 
1S5 
316 



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.... 


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... 



2| 16 202 70 

1 20 170 95 

1 11 28 447 144 



1 2 26| 174 
I 



40; 
22R 
314 
227 
250 
85 
14717 







1 


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2 


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2 


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1 


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1 


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1 


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1 


42 



425 

322 i 
11191 
338 
1G56 
12G6 
647 
21 .37 1 38' 
1| 181 211 
Ij 131 S' 
2 .301 251 
1 
401 



21 





1 


30 


3 


1 


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3 




6 
1 


1 

1 
2 




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1 

31 

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255 



16| 

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36| 314 

22 1 21 

34| 318 

22| 409 

191 451 

.SO 305 

3S 4.'-R 

311 35S 

.381 384 
60 



2| 30 

"' 21| 189 

231 I'O 



21 42| 3.50| 19' 

I 28| 378| 190 
l| ISJ 186| 98 

II 241 2371 ion 
l| 22| 1981 95 
5| 58| 360| 190 
1| 8| 83| 40 

7011125||6011229|13728|6528 



15 .. 
30 ., 
20 .. 

I 



421.. 
2;.l.. 
40|.. 
181.. 



601 48 

25 1.. 
401.. 



321 23 

201... 

431... 



10000 
2S0O0 
30000 

2000 
40000 



6500 
6000 
25000 
3500 
20000 
125000 
92000 
30000 
12000 
10000 
3000 
7500 

7000 



20000 
30000 

5000 
32500 
15000 
31000 
40(i00 
30000 
50100 

2500 
11000 

1000 

3500 
12000 
15010 

6000 
15000 
21000 
10000 

1.500 1 
842000 401 



2500 
4000 
450U 



2500 
7000 
4000 



200|[ 
410|| 

I '^ 1 

I 240|| 

5500 1200 
I 250| 



333 
27" 

10000112500 
10000 



1500 
1200 
1500 



1500 
1000 

1000 
2500 
1500 
2000 
4000 
8000 
11000 
3500 
7000 
2500 
7000 
1500 



2000 
6000 
3000 
30 10 
11000 
3500 



40001 



600 

••••I I 47 

1321 3181 1428 
3496111075 
- 4612] 
1513 
500 
2200 
100 
135 



35001 6000 
28001 



464 
100 



330 
1000 
600 
1200 
10:53 
1154 
61 
545 

5 
187 
250 
641 
250 
350 
1070 
100 
131 
161500183882J 6736132114138708 



550 



2501 
107 1 



170 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 1 
MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 
Jacksonville District 



NAMB, OF 
OHARGB. ] 



NAME 
OF PASTOR. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Support of 
Pastor. 



Support 

of 
Dis. Supt 



Support 

of 

Conf. 

Clalm'nts 



Ashland 

Circuit 

Athens 

Auburn 

Bath 

Berdau 

Bethel and 

Wesley 

Bluff Springs... 

91Carrollton 

lOlCarlinville 

uiChandlerville... 

12IChatham 

l.Slfihesterfield 

14 Concord 

IslCurran 

lelDnrbin and 
I Providence... 

ITlKaston 

tSlFranklin 

191 Forest City 

20IO1rard 

21 1 Greenfield 

221 Circuit 

Havana 

Island Grove 

and Alevander 
Jacksonville — 
Brooklyn. . . 
Centenary.. 

Grace 

281 Circuit 

29|Lowder 

SOilioami 

.SliliVnnviUe 

321Manchester 

33|Modesto 

34|Murrayville 

35|Nilwood 

36IOakford 

37|Pleasant Plains. 

38 Palmyra • 

39 1 Petersburg ' 

40|Roodhouse 

41|Rockbrlflge 

421 Virginia 

43IVirden 

44|Waverly 

45| Circuit 

•I 'hlte Hall 

471Winohester 

48IW. Jacksonville 
1 Totals. . . 



25 



27 



A. Betcher. . 
W. Andrews. 

B. Bonnefou. 
L. Woods . . . 

F. Gilmore. 



E. M. Barringor. 
P. T. Peters 

C. Galeener 

W. S. Phillips.. 

D. C. Byus 

T. R. Warlick... 

T. C. Ewing 

■"hos. Symons. . . 
Geo. M. Hayes . . 



Samuel Graves 

\. J. Henderson. . 
H. A. Sherman... 

Harrv Evans 

H. M. Ellis 

T. W. Armstrong'. 

Otis Ivie 

n_ w. Ivie 



Cheuvi'ont. 



G. W. Randlc 

T). V. Gowdy 

T. H. Tull 

Hay ti. Ragan 

H. Lathrop 

H. Ti. Henninger. . 

T. Wetzel 

A. Hostetter.. 

Fred Penning 

T. C. Bell 

T. B. Wnuderlick . 

Harry Ingram 

T. M. Meeker 

W. C. Harms 

r. W. CasHlpy. .;. 

Guy Dewhirst 

Otis W. Ivie 

\. A. Luce 

W. W. Henry 

F. E. Smith 

F. H. Tjathron 

.T. O. Kirknatrlck. 

n. M. Corrie 

F. E. Bracewell. . 



2200 
1200 
1G50 
1800 

asoi 



4t)8 
15.-0 
ISOO 
2300 
1400 
1700 
1.S75 



65 
1431 
150 

40 



26001260011. 
136.j| - " 



468 
1550 
1800 
2300 
1400 
1700 
1375 
1350 
1800 18001 
I 

1.3.50 13501 
10251 10251 
17401 174(il 
10001 1(1001 . 
15.301 14551 
21001 2100 

2001 2i0i . 
2100! 21001 
I I 

1400! 14001 
I I 

IS'lOi 18001 
28001 28001 
34001 34001 



300 



12001 
6501 
16751 
12001. 
13.501 
962] . 
17001 
1350 
1276 
1700 



1200 
650 
1675 
1200 
1.3.50 
1000 
1700 
13.50 
1400 
1700 
1400i 1400 
17001 1700 
21001 2100 

27401 27401 

23001 23001 

21.501 21.501 

13001 1000] 

21001 2100 

18011 isool 

16001 1600] 
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96 
144 
120 

80 
1081 102 
1441 144 
40 40 
1441 1441 
I I I 

2001 001 061 24 



2 


120 


120 


200 


200 


40(t 


240 


240 


200 


80 


SO 


50 


48 


4S 


175 


120 


120 




96 


9(i 


1,50 


9<! 


96 




80 


77 


200 


120 


120 


150 


96 


96 



21001 . . . 
3551 J 



241 24 



I 

241 120 

I 

30 1 150 

50 1 250 

601 300 

20| lOf) 
12 

3fi| 150 

24| 120 

8| 120 

201 l''i(' 

30 1 150 



.561|... 
1830 . . . 
2100] . . . 
2700 . . . 
164l|... 
21001 . . . 
16151 • • . 
15821... 
21201 . . . 

1.5901 . . . 
1985 ... 
2040 . . . 
120OI . . . 
17101 90 
2460 2460 



200| 96| 881 241 16 

2001 1201 1201 '"^Ol 30 150 

200| 061 96| 24| 24 120 

2001 1041 104| 26 26 78 

3001 1441 1441 36| .36 180 180 

I 4SI 481 Sj 5 23 23 

240| 2001 200 50 50 250 250 

3001 160| 160| 40 40 200 200 

15n| 1601 1601 40 40 200 1 200 

2001 1171 94| 26 231 134| 91 

3001 1441 1441 36 36| ISOI 1801 

.3001 1201 1201 301 301 150] 1501 

4001 961 901 241 24| 120| 1201 
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120 1 120 
1201 80 



240 1 
24601 . 



I 
2100 
3300 
4000 
1400 

770 
1975 
1440 
1.548 
1155 
2'!00 
15901 
1460 
2-^00 
1640 
1908 
2460 

311 
3240 
2700 
2550 



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„ 



24601 . 
21001 . 
18401 ■ 
869081 960 (17 



Cr—^o report. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



171 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Jacksonville District 



CHURCH MEMBERSHIP. 


SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS. 


Epw'th 
League 


CHURCH PROPERTY. 


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128 65 
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185 100 
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5000 
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6000 
5000 
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ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Mattoon District 



NAME OF 
CHARGIJl. 



NAME 
OF PASTOR. 



llAIlerton 

2| Areola 

3|Broadland8....c 

4|Brockton , 

5|Camargo 

6|Casey 

TlCUai-leston 

81 Circuit 

9 1 Cherry Point... 

loiourisman 

lljEdgar 

12|Etna 

laiGays 

li Grandview and 

I Redmon 

lolGreeuup 

leiHindsboro 

17 1 Humboldt 

ISIHume 

19|Iudiauola 

20 :" 
21 
22 : 
23 
24 



Kansas 

Circuit 

Lerna 

Marshall 

Circuit 

25|Martinsvllle. ... 

26 Circuit ■ 

Mattoon 

Metcalf 

Murdock 

Neoga 

Newman 

: Oakland 

Paris— First... 
Tabernacle... 

Pesotum 

Ridge Farm 

.37|Sldel 

381Toledo 

SOlTrllla and 

I Allenvllle 

40ITuscola 

41 Vprmilion 

42 Villa Grove 

Westfleld 

West TTnlon 

Totals. .. 



43 



A. R. Wassell... 
A. H. Flagge. ... 
n. D. Russell... 
W. L. Schell.... 
1''. E. Neumeyer. 
\. C. Adams. . . . 
P. P. Carson . . . . , 

J. D. Ewers 

E. E. Henderson. 
C. C. Hammond. 
Joseph Hallam. . . 

A. R. 111k 

R. L. Shores.... 



M. F..Ault 

J. D. Shouse.... 
R. N. Montague. 
C. L. Stokes 

E. J. Williams.. 
H. F. Cusic 

F. B. Ward 

S. H. Hoar 

C. E. Hogue 

C. B. Pettit 

E. J. Sloan 

W. A. Phillipie., 
W. H. Stephens. 
R. F. McDanlel., 
M. S. Bumpus... 
H. B. Ambler... 

E. H. Saner 

Harris G. Beok.. 
J. P. Cummings. 
A. S. Chapman. . 

Geo. E. Haas 

T. S. Mitchell... 
H. W. Miller..., 
R. Y. Williams. 
H. G. Markley.. 



S. A. Hughart. 

B. F. Shlpp 

W. A. Schell.. 

C. F. Juvlnal.. 
B. M. Petty... 

D. T. Black... 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Support of 
Pastoi. 



Support 

of 
Dls. Supt. 



Support 

of 

Conf. 

Clalm'nts 



1750 
2300 
1500 
1()50 
l!l.>!0 
2500 
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1650 
250 
2300 
lobOl 

1250 



1S50 
ISOO 
1550 
17.50 
2000 
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2400 
4.50 
1700 
1350 
3500 
1650 
ISOO 
1900 
2000 
2O0O 
3400 
1150 
ISUO 
1200 
2300 
1400 

.525 
3000 
1700 
3000 
1700 

.590 
78365 



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2300 
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16501 
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2500 
2700 
1050 
250 
230) 
1580 

1250 

1100 
800 
19S0 
1850 
1810 
1550 
1750 
200 
1650 
2400 
450 
1700 
1350 
3500 
1650 
1800 
1900 
2600 
20 lO 
3400 
1150 
1801 
1200 
2300 
1200 

525 
3(160 
1700 
300O 
1700 

590, 



78365 



1761 170 

192 192 

132 132 

20 20 

1601 1«0 

114i 114 

112| 112 

96 96 



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200| 27;i0|. 
14, 1 1 17801. 
150 I 1950 I . 
183| 23401 . 
220| 29401. 
24(J| 31S0|. 
165| 19801. 
25| 3001 • 
200| 27001. 



160 
200 
140 
150 
180 
220 
240 
165 
25 
200 
1431 143 1 1865].. 



1401 17801. 

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1.301 13601. 

701 9-101. 

1801 23401. 

1701 21901 . 

1501 21001. 

1401 1830] . 

160 1601 20701. 

ISO 180 1 23601. 

150| 150| 19501. 



45 
150 
120 
300 
150 
170 
170 
220 
180 
300 I 40001 . 
105 13601. 
160 21201 . 
14401 . 



5401 . 
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21401. 
22401 . 



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No. 36— Paid In full till his death. 
No. 3S— In full for time serred. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Mattoon District 



CHURCH MEilBERSHIP. 



Afiis-u. Mem. Members 



hi 



SUNDAY 
SCHOOLS. 



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420 
1 

205 
345 
349 
830 
250 
80 
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287 
175 
234 

211 
250 
396 
3S0 
339 
120 
328 
272 
270 
520 
200 
277 
380 

15.51 
208 
284 
492 
415 
231 

1012 
210 
195 
190 
386 
350 

105 



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4051 
238| 
284 1 
3681 
4851 
5921 
2741 
81 1 
520 1 
430 
290 
257 



351 



400 308 



150 



205 125 
132 I 65 
3321 112 
5481 240 
2801 175 
5181 289 
236| 140 
4091 17P 
360| 210 
11161 COS 
2651 100 
332 I 200 
2951 210 
360 198 
264 110 
755 357 



290 
183 

207 



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220 I 125 



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44 

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50 



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15 

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30 

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35 


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' 15000 
4500 
5500 
200. iO 
25000 



2000 
2.30 : 10 
12000 
6000 
40.J0 

15500 

5500 
19000 
14000 
20000 
16000 
IfiOOO 
12000 

5500 
40000 

6800 
16 00 

9000 
70000 

7000 
20000 
17000 
32000 
17500 
70000 
19000 
10000 
20001 
12500 

8000 

5000 
35'i00 

7500 
22000 
20000 

8400 
788200 



20001 . 

6000 

1500 

3500 

2000 

5000 

4000 



2500 
1500 
2500 



300 
2000 
2010 
5000 



4000 
1800 
10000 
1500 
5000 
300 
5000 
3510 
5000 
1000 
5000 
3500 
750 



3000 
3000 
7000 
2000 



•••■I I 4501 

••••I I 7971 

••••I I 2501 

580| I 160| 

I 6501 

1 22001 9031 

....| I 21201 

. . . ■ I I 05 

....| I 80 

565 935 I 750 



75 

720 
100 
1200 



05891 



300 
6105 



350 

200 i 
200 1 

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1941114 
2001 1 15 

5ooi|ie 

2001(17 
3251118 
20011 19 
6821120 
3201121 
1501122 

13701123 
1201 124 
402II25 

....||26 

50001127 
150||28 
3221 129 
425 

1500 
500 



|30 

131 

132 

4000 1 33 

503 134 

3001135 

2931 1. 36 

4751137 

2001138 

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. 22001140 

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5|31220|| 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Quincy District 



NAME OF 
OHARQE. 



NAME) 
OF PASTOR. 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Dis. Supt. i§ 



Support 

of 

Conf. 

^aim'nts 



3 to O 



Astoria 

Circuit 

Augusta 

Asbuury 

Barry 

Beardstown 

Beverly 

Bluffs 

Boweu 

l(>|Camden 

lllCamp Point 

12 Clayton 

13 Columbus 

14 Chambersb\irg 

and Tiniewell. 

15 Detroit 

16 Fowler 

17 Golden 

IS Griggsville 

Huntsville and 
Brooklyn 

Hulls 

Kinderhook 

Prairie 

Uttleton 

Loraine 

Luna 

Mendon and 
Stillwell 

27 Meredosia 

28 Milton 

29 Mt. Sterling 

.■?0 Naples 

31 New Canton 

3? New Salem 

33 Paloma 

34 Payson 

35iPerry 

.36|Pittsfield 

.37 Pleasant Hill... 

38 Plainville 

39 Plymouth 

40 Qulney — Grace. . 

41 Vermont St... 

42 Rockfort 

43 Rushvllle 

44| Cirouit 

4.=; I Valley City 

46jVersaines 

471 Warsaw 

48|'West Point and 

I Basco 

I Totals 



X. F. Hunter. 



D. L. Jeffers. .. 

H. C. Fagin 

Peter Kittle 

G. L. Losh 

L. R. Koser 

E. T. Palmer. . 
W. G. PuUiani. 

H. Pinkston 

C. E. Listen . . . 
Roy Dolaud. . . . 
J. H. Kettle... 



Abner Clark 

H. H. Fletcher 

Mrs. J. H. Kettle. 

O. H. Meyers 

J. T. Stretton 



G. G. Maple 

W. T. Moore 

P. C. Reed 

G. H. Holme.* 

E. W. Searher 

W. .T. Wroughton. 
S. C. Williams. . . 



■T. J. Gross 

I'^red Reed 

Marietta Sh:ikc 

H. H. Waltniire. . . 

H. C. Artie 

Clarence Nordling. 

E. S. Berton 

J. C. McMahon 

E. C. Swaney 

G. A. Cox 

A. R. Grummon. . . 
W. E. Whitlock.. . 

J. M. Tull 

Thos. Billings 

A. E. Cole 

F. A. McCarty 

O. E. Hatfield 

T. A. Adams 

Geo. F. McCumber. 
Mrs. J. H. Kettle. 

S. T. Weaver 

H. F. Higgins 



Mrs. E. W. Scarber.. 



1400 1400 200 06 



1900 
3100 

950 
1550 
2400 
1279 
1800 
1100 
1350; 
I 

4001 . 
13001 

1201 . 



250 



1900 

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240 I 
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1100 
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l.-,0(ll 1.5001 

12001 12(IU 

90 >! 900 

13.501 1350 

1.5001 1.500 

15001 1.500 

2.501 2.50 



1320 
17(1(1 
452 
ISOO 
900 
753 
1350 
13.50 
16.50 
1900 
2300 
1700 
1200 



120 



200 
400 
150 
200 
400 
120 
200 
1201 
150 96 



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90' i( 
7.531 
13.501 
13.501 
16.501 
19001 
23001 
17001 
1023 
17801 
25001 25001 
41001 4100| 
16.50! 1.5601 
24001 24001 
13081 12631 
2?5| 2251 . 
1980 19S1| 
12.501 12501 
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12001 12001 , 



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120 
36 

128 
60 

96 
96 
120 
140 
160 
130 
79 
1281 128 
1.52 
288 
112 
160 
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36 
144 



30 150 150 2050 



170 2240 
2701 3640 



200j 200| 28001... 

126| 1261 15301 { 

160| 1601 21201... 

1101 110| 132 1|.., 

120| 86| 15561 34 



40| 480|.., 

1201 1.5401... 

12| 1441... 

170 1 22381.. 

1801 24101.. 

1401 140| 17801... 

1051 105] 14101... 

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160 21201. 
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120 15901. 
120 1.5901. 
1.50 19501. 
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45| 3151... 
1801 23401... 
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different pastors. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



175 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Quincy District 





DHURCH MEMliEKSHIP. 




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i_ 

1 


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SCHOOLS. 1 


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ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Springfield District 



MINISTERIAL SUPPORT. 



Support of SuPPOft 

P»^^°^- ms.Supt. 



NAME OF 
CHARGE 



NAME 
OF PASTOR. 



n m j Support 

3 ^-^^ Cnnf. 

■= "i, iciaira'nts 



ij Bd 



1 1 Blue Moiiiul. 
2|Buckliart.. . 

3|Buffalo 

4iButler 

5|Chestnut. ... 
6 Dawsou. 



40 



Divernoii ;iiiil 

Glenariu 

8 Edinburg 

!) Elkhart 

Farmersvillf . ■ .. 

Grove City 

Hlllsboro 

. lUiopolis 

\ Irving 

i Kenney 

Klncaid 

Meclianlcsburg.. 

; Middletown 

> Mlllersville ■ 

I Morrisonvillc 

Mt. Auburn 

; Mt. Pulaski 

_j New City 

24|Niantic 

2.'5lNrkoinis 

20 Oconee 

' Owaneco 

; Pana 

) Pawnee 

Raymond 

Riverton 

Rochester 

, Rosemond 

I Sharpsburg 

...} Sherman 

SfilShlloh 

37 Springfield- 
Douglas Ave. . 
Eighteenth SI . 

First 

Kumler 

Laurel 

.JlStonlngton 

4.31Taylnrville 

44|Williamsvine... 

45|Wltt 

leiWesley 

Sprlngfleia 

I Totals 

I 



J. F. Long 

A. Williams. . . . 

J. D. Butler 

H. R. Fuuk.... 
W. H. McGliee. 
H. W. Kruzan. 



Walter Mitchell. . . 

D. F. Nelson 

Gye Park 

S. C. Hilburn 

B. D. Mallinscm. . . 

H. T. Wilson 

W. W. Theobald . . 

•T. M. Eldrldge 

P. J. Snyder 

Harold Hartmau. . 

O. F. Jones 

Han-y Willard 

H. F. Delap 

C. H. Young 

C. J. Lotz 

!'. A. Ward 

W. K. Young 

T. B. Wright 

.T. S. Tharp 

Oscar Stewart. . . . 

O. E. Martin 

A. B. Peck 

L. G. Adams 

A. S. Maxey 

.1. W. Williams... 
W. G. Montgonieri 

Ceo. Neff 

II. C. Munch 

N. W. Woodford.. 
C. E. Walker 



C. S. Boyd 

F. E. Lockridge. . , 

F. A. Havighurst. 
Wllbert Dowson. . 
E. G. Sandmeyer. 
C. W. Monson 

G. W. Flagge 

E. S. Vorbeek 

J. F. Stewart 



J. P. Armand. 



1950 
700 

17.50 
12O0 
1400 

143:? 

101 10 
2120 
l,yl(! 
l.iOO 

1700 
2:-ltiO 
1700 

11 110 



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528 
17.00 
1200 
140O 
1433 

1900 
2120 
1516 
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1700 
2300 
1700 
1100 
1380 
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14S0I 1480 
1400] 1400 
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1700! 1700 
1700J 1700 
1337 1254 
14501 1450 
23001 23001 
14501 14501 
19501 in.50| 
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17M0I 17001 
15,^0| 1.5P0I 
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1.5401 1.5401 
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200| 200) 
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15001 1.5001 
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29501 29501 
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17501 17501 
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170 22401 
110| 17001 
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221 110 

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401 200 

30 1 1.50 

20 I 100 

24| 120 

331 1-'><1 

34| 170 

22| 110 

■ 120 



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200 120| 120 30 30| 1.50 1.50| 2000| . 

1.50 95| 92 24 181 H^ 114| 1478 

1.50 1041 104 26| 26| 1.30 1301 17101 

300 160| 160 401 401 200 200| 2700 1 , 

1.50 1041 104 261 261 1301 130| 17101. 

1.50 1441 1441 361 36| 180| 180| 2310|. 

4201 1701 1761 441 44| 2?0| 2201 3060|. 

2001 1601 lfO| 40| 40| 2001 2001 26001. 

2001 1201 1201 .30 30| 90| 90| 19401. 

1S0| 1121 1121 281 2S| 140| 1401 1.860|. 

200| 1121 1121 281 251 HOj 125| 18621 

240| 104| 1041 26| 26| 1301 130| 1S00|. 

2001 1361 1361 341 341 170| 170| 2240 1 . 

I 16| 16| 41 4| 25| 251 245|. 

1001 881 S8| 22| 22| 1101 110| 1420|. 

I I I I I I I I 

4801 19?| 1921 481 48| 240| 240| .33601. 

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600| 2721 272| 6S| 681 3401 340| 46S0|. 

4801 192| 1921 48| 481 2401 2401 3360|. 

5401 2401 2401 60 60| .300| 3001 4140|. 

.3001 1021 1921 481 48| 240| 240| 31801. 

4501 200| 2001 .501 50| 250| 250| 34.501. 

2001 1601 160| 40| 40| 200] 2P0| 2600|. 

250| 1201 120| 30 30| 1501 1501 20501. 

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I I I I ! I I I I I 



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• II. 
II. 
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11. 
1811. 



No. 18 — Paid$100 by Domestic 
No. 82— <121 paid on last yeai-'s 



Missions, 
salary. 



Paid $100 by Centenary. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



177 



Statistics No. 1 

MINISTERIAL SUPPORT, MEMBERSHIP AND PROPERTY 

Springfield District 



1 




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36 
1271 


286 1 20fl 




1 





4750 
826550 


45 


1000 
157150 


48 


438 


2601267 
1 


654 


143 


13828 


720 


1381 
1 


132S1' 

1 


-"1 


1813 


197' 

1 


62 


676911 7263195170138957 
1 1 1 1 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Deaths Dur. Yr. 



Non-Res. Members. 



Pull Members on Roll . 



Now on Roll. 



Reed. Dui-ins Year. 



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m<Dt-(N 031 

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Children Baptized. 



AiluUs Baptized. 



Local Preachers. 



Total Deficiency 



Total Paid for Mlnlsterla 
Support 



I CJ N T-l M M IN < 



5 IN r- t- in IN C 



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i T)< IN ■<>< Tt< 5g X 






Kental Value ol 
Parsonage 



Total Paid Includ 
ing House Rem 



otal Claim In 
eluding H. Ren 



fa E-i 
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5SS 



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METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



179 



Current Expenses (See Par. 
112. Sec. 2, for list 



O 
Q. 
Q. 
D 
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Present Indebtedness on; 
Cburches and Parsonages..! 



Paid on Old Indebtedness oni 
Churches and Parsonages. . 



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Paid for Buildings, ImproTe- 
ments on Chs., Parsonages.. 



•-Ii-(00r-l .-ICCIMOM 



Estimated Value Land and 
Buildings 






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I Church Buildings. 



Junior Members. 



Senior Members. 



I Average Attendance of All 

I nrartea . 



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3^ ICLO 

■icioc 



ccxx — c;t-;rc 

L- I- M O 00 t- ^ L-J 

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Total Enrollment in all 
Departments 



Officers and Teachers. 



Sunday Schools. 



S g a 



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P a • = 



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5 <s V 15'S~-~ 



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180 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 3. 
Bloomlngton District 



NAMBS OF CHARGES 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



o 


m 


B 


ill 










3 
3> 








a 


: s-a 




w 


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i^l 



W 
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B 

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il, 



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Bellflower 

Bloomlngton — First . . . 

Grace 

Park 

Bondville 

Clinton 

Covel 

Deland 

Delavan 

DeWltt 

Downs 

Ebenezer Circuit 

Farmer City 

Fisher 

Gibson City 

Green Valley 

Hey worth 

Hartsburg and Shirley. 

Hopedale 

LeRoy 

Lincoln 

Lincoln Circuit 

Mahomet 

Mansfield 

Mason City 

McLean 

Minler 

New Holland 

San Jose , 



Seymour 

Wapella 

Waynesville . , 
Weedman. . . . 

Weldon 

White Heath. 
Totals. 



16 
9 
19 
20 
23 
17 
9 
21 
24 
22 
42 
711022 
I 



14 



45 
221 
270 
275 
180 
2.32 
305 
255 
169 

92 
120 
223 
245 
123 
109 
202 

2001 

1.32 11 

192 

9486 590 



18 
20 


9 

37 






7 


"25 


7 
25 
30 








207 


96 


281 


93 


179 


85 


244 


125 


]()9(! 


464 


48.^ 


315 


656 


278 


292 


125 


1()4!» 


400 


102 


54 


314 


1.58 


450 


202 


3.^8 


160 


1.S6 


81 


8(1 


35 


518 


218 


269 


138 


3S7 


198 


1S1 


75 


395 


160 


55 


37 


270 


125 


322 


176 




145 


225 


95 


282 


148 


360 


15N 


340 


18(1 


1S5 


S5 


108 


65 


139 


9(1 


250 


135 


318 


141 


170 


82 


118 


60 


223 


99 


2.34 


no 


184 


88 


254 


177 



1 1 12059 1.5656 1 
I I I 



14 


1071 


25 


190 


13 
6 
64 


38| 


11921 


25 


3001 


90 


230 


5 


501 


40 


4101 


8 


611 


14 


701 


36 


1.50| 


7 


50 


10 


381 


30 


160 


29 


100 


41 


20O 


7 


61 


12 




5 


25 


17 


95 


30 


200 


30 


5911 


5 


211 


4 


571 


14 


141 


52 


2001 


2 


1071 


1 


201 





84| 



II 

185 1 1 1 
lOOJl 2 
101 1 ' 
1721 
74S| 
610| 
562 1 
210| 
756 1 
411 



10 



65871 



14| 91| 

9| 1481 

2| 26| 

,...[. ...| 

31 76| 

15| 1001 

5| 381 

20| 28| 

704 1 5328 1 

I 1 



507 1 

135] 

1751 
40] 

2501 

2971 

250 
90 

234 
30| 

2451 

264 1 

260 1 

1051 

160| 

261] 27 

3151 28 

1401 29 

1001 -' 

180| 

125 1 

21411.33 
901134 
S0||.3o 
4511.36 

1201137 

1221138 

187 II 39 
872011 



31 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



181 



Statistics No. 3. 
Champaign-Danville District. 



NAMES OF CHARGES 



Armstrong 

Bismarck 

Catlin 

Champaign — First 

Collison 

Danville — Central I'ark . 

Grace 

Lincoln 

Mclviuley 

St. James 

Tilton 



9 
10 
11 

12| Vermilion Heights. 



Dewey. 
East Lynn. . 
Fairmount. . 

Fituian 

Georgetown . 

Gilford 

Heuniug 

Homer 

Hoopston . . . 

Ludlow 

McKendree. 
Oakwood. . . 



Paston 

I'hilo 

Potomac 

Rankin 

Rantoul 

RossvlUe 

Savoy 

Sliiloh 

St. Joseph 

Sidney 

36|Tolono 

37|Urbnna— First. 

381 Graop 

39) Trinity 

40\ 

Totals. . 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



250 
210 
321 .300 



320 
110 
160 
291 
310 
200 
60.5! 
2R0 
501 
72 
11628 
I 



75 



ooi 



2 K = l 
^ o 

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: S, 



320 
274 
187 
1919 



150 
355 
162 
372 
624 
225 
3091 
2551 
4261 
410 
140 
2no| 
3631 
4021 
2741 



674 

801 
047113741147821 

I I 1 



210 
200 
90 
98[ 
1851 
240 
105| 
4091 
200 1 
3.-OI 
701 



33 



8s 



250| 
140 270| 
76| 181| 
712| llOll 



63| 14Si 

90 I 1431 

2681 4001 

71| 100| 

7011 16241 

152| 48 

1501 200| 

..|....| 901 

2| 301 317| 

6| 60| 2001 

15| 51 1 1381 

..j 71 324| 

SI....I 1501 

61 401 160 1 19 

181 175] 200 |20 

37] 1381 652 |21 

3| I 200 1 22 

211 1421 150 |23 

. . I 40 72 |24 

34 I 661 220 125 



25| 151 1 300 



171 35| 146| 2' 



.321 280 
331 199 
241 80 
I9| 130i 
28 1 2701 
501 100 

i7| mi 

35| 800| 

28| 1201 

55 3541 

--, 81 601 

0S-sTll38|S564( 

I I I 



211 1351 185 

6| 721 

5| 1121 291 

2| I 205 

. . I 35| 65 

24| I 140133 

._ ... ^^ 



2581 
851 35 
1461 36 



26 



451 88' 

5| 25 

...| 129 

26| 4601 4401 i37 

10| 301 18011-38 

35 1 2201 4551139 

32| I 91140 

6171467011030311 
I I II 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 3. 
Decatur District 



NAMKS OF CHARGES 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



H 

-I fD 3 

S2.3 



•Be 



31. 



0.? 



Argenta 

Arthur 

Assumption 

Atwood-Maceiloula 

Bement 

Bethany 

Boody-Blue Mound 

SICadwell-Rosedale 

9 Cerro Gordo 

10 Cisco 

11 Clarksburg Circuit 

12 Cowden 

13 Decatur First 

14 Grace 

15 St. Paul's 

16 Elwln-Sargent. . .' 

17 Findley 

18 St. Mary's 

19 Forsythe-Sharon 

20 Garrett-Cartwrlght 

21 Hammond- Asbury 

22 Harrlstown 

23 La Plaee-Linton-Long Creek. 

24 Latham 

25 Lakewood 

26 Lovington 

27 Macon 

28 Maroa 

29 Monticello 

30 Moweaqua 

31 Shelbyville 

.32 Moultou 

33 SadoruB 

34 Sanner Chapel 

35 Strasburg 

36 Stewardson 

.37 Sullivan 

:« Tower Hill 

39|Warrenshnrg 

40|Windsor 

41| Circuit 

42|Lake City 

I Totals 

I 



1500 
10C4 
445 
275 
163 
67 
210 
2001 
164| 
401 
2481 
1721 
2421 
1921 
.3671 
1961 
35'i 
299 
285 
48 
166 
140 
127 
2751 
307 
150 
188 
161 



75 
1220 10813 



425 

322 
109 
338 
1656 
1266 
647 
387 
210 
160 
258 
255 
186 
51 
314 
212 
318 
409 
451 
305 
488 
358 



111 378 

IS] 186 

251 237 

10 198 

. . . . 360 

1122113728 

I 



24 
70 
18i 160 
131 114 



81 
SO 
91 
200 
20 
7410 
I 



67 102 
53 724 

1281 816 
55 175 



120 1 1 
100| 2 
253 1 3 
-80| 4 
250 1 5 
lOOII 6 
84|| 7 

II 8 

30011 9 
190 II 10 

— im 

338 1 1 12 
13271113 
9221114 
490 1 1 15 
2.351116 



4| I 

41 62 
5|....( 
20| 65| 
62 1 200( 
36| 55| 
25| 1561 
281 63| 
22| 2001 
1| 201 
151 871 



45||1S 
120| " 
2271 
200 

53 
170 



6|.... 
r49 13963 

I I 



120 
246 
275 
160 

450 

222 1 : 
1901 

27| 
160 1 

48| 
....||35 
2401130 
2.561137 
1251138 
2001 1 39 
1201140 
2001141 

401142 
87.5411 
II 



34 



1-921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



Statistioe No. 3. 
Jacksonville Distriot 



NAMES OF CHARGES 



1 Ashlaud 

2 Circuit 

3 Athens 

4 Auburn 

5 Bath 

6Berdan 

7 Bethel nud Wesley 

8 Bluff Springs 

0]Carrollton 

lOICarlinville 

mciiandlei-ville 

lliiCliatham 

131 Chesterfield 

MlConcord 

ISlCniTan 

16!Durbin and Providence 

17 Easton 

18 Franklin 

19 Forest City 

20 Girard 

•^1 Greenfield 

22 Circuit 

23 Havana 

24 [Island Grove and Alexander. 

251Jack80nvine — Brooklyn 

261 Centenary 

27| Grace 

281 Circuit 

20!Lowder 

SOlLoaml 

ailLynnville 

.!•.' I Manchester 

33|Modesto 

34(Mnrrayville 

351 Nilwood 

3fiinakford 

37|PlPasant Plains 

38|Paltnyra 

SfllPetersburg 

40|Roodhouse 

41|Rockbridge 

421 Virginia 

43|Virdeu 

44!Waverly 

4r.| rircuU 

461 White Hall 

471'WinchPstpr 

4PIWest Jacksonville 

I Totals 

I 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



220 
150 
160 
12 



H 
o 






SS 



g,co 



2 


24 


1 


17 


3 


41 


3 


30 


3 


41 


2 


16 


2 


35 


1 


20 


2 


17 




29 



271 
181 
28 

o- 
371 

50 1 
40| 

121 
131 
26 1 

14! 

21 22 1 



450 1 



172|.. 

200].. 

1971 

1641.. 

1571 . , 

2521 

1481 

1261 . 

2001 



.1 92 



111 



200 
207 
294 



45 



281 

65| 
1001. . 

101.. 

....1.. 



51 80| 

31 451 

81 241 

..1 1.30i 



II 

15011 1 
50|| 2 
72|| 3 

1101 
53 



11 

4' .-.11 

1! 2o| 

21 271 

II 171 

II isi 

1 1 301 

1! 12! 

1! 281 

II 311 

II 241 

II 24' 

II 151 

21 .311 
S0I1145I 

I I 



1001 . 
2311 
1401. 
2231. 
R487I 
I 



570 
341 

183 
230 
231 

250 180 
102 
95 
140 
125 
63 
1.55 

2871 155 

981 501 

286 1 1.35 

210! 110 

2501 110 

5671 300 

621 1 276 

2761 125 

921 36 

153| 1001 

2141 761 

1271 98| 

! 1301 .55] 

! 2151 90] 

I 405| 1481 

I 1751 721 

I 1781 981 

I 160| 90| 

1 128| 65! 

I 270 1 ir.OI 

I 901 .551 

I 3601 1801 

1 .37SI 1601 

: 2671 1351 

I 1241 .501 

I 2761 1.301 

I 1851 1001 

I 2761 R8| 

I11240|.5206|l 

I I I 



12 

331 300i 

191. ...| 
151 2161 
24|....i 
17] 80| 
40 1 1.501 
30| 1251 
39 801 
16| 1701 
311 1251. 
20 1 2251 
171 76| 
271 851 . 
271 1201 . 
161 96 
28] 125 
20| 90 
301 128 
371 400 
44 42r 



71 44| 
191 551 
231 501 
16| 31 
II 691 
29|.... 
151 .... 
31.... 
01 25 
. . . I 10 
13 1 63 
241 6| 
...1 751 
...| 731 



50 
112 
1501 
225] 

SO 
135 
135 
100 
130 
104 
153 
125 

87 
209 



— 1 


151 


'1 


841 


101 


22 


461 


1201 


361 


...| 


101 


...1 



■ •■I 

1251 
.501 
901 

81 

I5| 

421 
281 284! 
31 1 200| 
241 2001 
241 SOI 
231 1801 
15| ROj 
31! 2001 
1171.5249! 
! I 



51 .... I 
151 38i 
II 56 1 

"41 "291 

41 1651 

221 .371 

61 701 

.391 201 

71 151 

...| 1841 

41 2061 

...I 231 

R! 1721 

10| 1201 

51 501 

51.... I 

341 66! 

251 4R| 

...| 45! 

481I2.3S5I 

! I 



5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 

13 
14 
15 

16 

117 
118 
19 
120 
1751121 

461122 
1721123 

951124 
1501125 
4501126 
4.501127 
2001128 

451129 
2271130 

5411.31 

76(1.32 

4.'' 11.33 
1401134 
1.501135 

.SOI 136 
1031137 
1801 138 

981139 
1751140 

60||41 
1.501 142 
1.551 [43 

451144 

401145 
1751146 
1001147 

951148 
616411 
II 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 3. 
Mattoon District 



NAMKS or CHARGBS 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 





O 


CO 


2 


a 


3 


^n'J. 


t' 




'4 






p. 


m 


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s 


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f 


1 


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1 
















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1 


^ 






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r 












2S 


284 


18 


IS 


;;(i 


310 


IS 


41 


8(» 


170 


20 


18 


3(1 


181 


18 


55 


47 


256 


26 


39 


S5 


402 


20 


28 


50 


455 


5!) 


37 


3« 


220 




18 


» 


55 


4 


18 


24 


409 


45 


42 


40 


840 


15 


85 


SO 


240 


10 


10 


12 


225 


12 


8 


22 


1G4 


20 


6 


40 


460 


10 


30 


86 


319 


15 


30 


26 


810 




15 


26 


219 


2 


18 


20 


100 




12 


85 


2(10 


60 


37 


48 


420 


45 


35 


25 


255 






38 


40. 


40 


40 


27 


169 


12 


28 


28 


350 


12 


24 


51 


294 




15 


81 


920 


25 


90 


29 


212 


12 


12 


48 


221 


26 


37 


25 


248 


12 


15 


85 


2S5 


. 25 


15 


24 


200 


2(1 


20 


50 


685 


85 


85 


25 


190 


19 


56 


17 


144 




22 


25 


120 


20 


42 


25 


227 


12 


82 


40 


285 




25 


16 


86 


20 


21 


8!> 


458 


50 


30 


24 


300 


40 


12 


44 


366 


80 


23 


27 


260 


.... 


35 


85 


1851 




1483 


12494! 863 

1 


1174 





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AUerton 

Areola 

Broadlands 

Brockton 

Carmago 

Casey 

Charleston 

Circuit 

Cherry Point 

Chrlsman. 

Edgar 

Etna 

I Gays ' 

: Grandview-Rediuon . . . . 

Greenup 

Hindsboro 

Humboldt 

Hume 

Indlanola 

20 Kansas 

21 Circuit 

Lerna 

Marshall 

Circuit 

Martinsville 

Circuit 

Mattoon 

Metcalf 

Murdock 

30 Neoga 

31 Newman .' 

32 Oakland 

Paris— First 

34! Tabernacle 

,85|Pesotum 

36|Rldge Farm 

37!Sidell 

38|Toledo 

39!Trilla and Alleuville. 

40ITuscola 

4l|Vermilion 

42|Villa Grove 

43!Westfleld 

44 West Union 

( Totals ... 

I 



265 
405 
238 

284 



274 
81 
520 
430 
290 
257 
212 
540 
400 
351 
265 
132 
332 
548 



360 
1116 
265 
332 



264 
755 
290 
183 
207 
296 
350 
143 
.577 
376 
513 
322 
220 



140 


27 


211 


35 


59 


nn| 


165 


36 


189 


25 


154 


265 


1?0 


80 






100 


125] 


172 


28 


1.50 


19 


57 


166 1 


164 


47 


800 





41 


175 1 


225 


34 


201 


5 


120 


591 1 


802 


.50 


817 


15 


210 


425 


1,58 


84 


100 


20 


47 


70 


81 


8 


40 


16 


40 


18 


178 


24 


800 


16 


248 


854 


1.55 


8S 


200 


7 


58 


200 


75 


80 


190 


1 


33 


140 


1'>5 


12 






51 


78 


130 


oo 


125 


4 




180 


280 


85 


200 


1 


65 


225 


80S 


86 


2.52 


21 




230 


1.50 


26 


815 


m 


60 


20n 


125 


26 


1.54 


1 


78 


180 


65 


IK 


50 


.... 


.50 


130 


112 


85 


171 


7 


12:', 


126 


240 


48 


275 


11 


86 


260 


175 


25 


1.55 


18 


21 


250) 


289 


88 


800 


80 


181 


400 


140 


27 


1.50 


6 


6 


40 


176 


28 


200 


4 


120 


2001 


210 


51 




10 


74 






81 


675 


68 


.500 


ibob 


KK) 


29 


168 


80 


14 


50 


200 


47 


165 


2 


67 


96 


210 


24 


225 


35 


180 


3251 


198 


85 


290 


IS 


100 


4001 


110 


24 


160 


2 


105 


1251 


857 


.50 


.500 


35 


175 


4001 


95 


25 


199 


5 


11 


1.341 


90 


17 


185 


1 


48 


1.501 


90 


"8 


T^8 







90| 


1.58 


25 


197 


8 


58 


1891 


240 


40 


160 


50 


79 


2001 


85 


16 


20 




25 


90 1 


1 260 


89 


400 


12 


800 


.5191 


1 175 


22 


210 




(>0 


1.351 


S89 


44 


4.50 


29 


216 


303! 


132 


27 


1.50 


7 


170 


380! 


l'>5 




1.50 
8922 






120! 
99151 

1 


17989 
1 


1376 


649 


4190 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAti CHURCH 



186 



Statistics No. 3. 
Quincy District 



NAMES OF CHARGES 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 





^^ 




H 




3 


3 
f 


1 


In 


Is 


o 


m 


o 
a 




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: 5 



111 



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td 




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Astoria 

Circuit 

Augusta 

Asbury 

Barry 

Beardstowii 

Beverly 

Bluffs 

Bowen 

Camden 

Camp Point 

: Clayton 

Columbus 

Cbambersbni-K-Timcwell . 

Detroit 

Fowler 

Golden 

GrifTgsville 

Iluntsville-KnMiklyn 

Hulls 

Kinderhook 

La Prairie 

Littleton 

24|Loralue 

25 Lima 

26|Mendon-Stilhv..ll 

27Mered08ia 

28|Mllton 

29 Mt. Sterliue 

30| Naples 

311 New Canton 

32 1 New Salem. 

33 " " 

34 

35 

3fi 

37 

38 



Paloma. 

Payson 

Perry 

Plttsfleld 

Pleasant Hill 

Plainvllle 

Plymouth 

Quincy — Grace 

Vermont Street 

Rockfort 

Ruslivllle 

Circuit 

Valley 

Versailles 

Warsaw 

West Point and Basco. 
Totals 



2 


40 


2 


«.S 


2 


2S 


1 


35 


5 


51 


1 


« 


1 


20 


1 


17 


2 


30 


80 


1369 



212 
170 
178 
264 
291 
154 
100 
130 
70 
176 
12 
143 
300 
131 
118 
321 
380 
258 
224 
1S5 
286 
907 
111 
490 
315 
77 
280 
111 
231 
11051 



67 313 102 1 25 100 18 



430 
1067 
2S5 
149 
411 
405 
355 
171 
418 
158 
238 
50 



263 
247 
222 
310 
385 
201 
145 
199 

82 
233 
170 
161 
375 
157 
1.59 
416 
4.54 
322 
280 
296 
384 
1HI7 
176 
675 
380 

85 
335 
191 
303 
14517 



108 23 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 3. 
Springfield District 



NAMES OF CHARGES 



Blue Mound 

Buckliart 

Buffalo 

Butler 

Chestnut 

Dawson 

Divernon and Gleiiarm. 

Edinburg 

Elkhart 

ParmersvlUe 

Grove City 

Hillsboro 

Illlopolis 

Irving 

Kenney 

Kineaid 

Mechanlcsburg- 

Middletown 

Millersville 

Morrison ville ' 

Mt. Auburn 

Mt. Pulaski 

New City 

Niantle 

Nokomis 

Oconee 

Owaneco 



Pawnee. . . 
Raymond . . 
Rivertou . . 
Rochester . 



34 Sharpsburg. 
35 1 Sherman. . . 
36ISh)loh 



40 



Springfield — ^Dfiuglas Ave. 

Eighteenth St 

First 

Kumler 

Laurel 

: Stonlngton 

; TaylorvlUe 

WilllamsvUle 

45|Witt 

461 Wesley Springfield 

Totals 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 



70 
1*6 
182 
125 
161 
165 
125 
140 1 
195 
155 
343 
220 
175 
171 
142 

90 
1611 
1S0| 
302 
1601 . 
199 i 
100 i . 

901 . 



179 
129 
100 
291 
176 
40 
100 
445 
179 
572 
402 
518 
275 
3471 

i.sei 

2781 

2.501 

100761 









191 



261 







26 


35 


21 


10 


50 


16 


12 


30 


.. 


10 




30 


19 


12 


24 


20 


14 


29 




30 


33 


26 




44 


30 


42 


19 


32 




45 


20 


30 


10 


42 


16 


30 


10 





2(1 




', 


35 




24 



SOI 20 
1311 45 



155 
104 
472 
324 

361 I 110 

5S5| 275 



I 



302 



150 



491 20 

I 1091 40 
1! 275 



7\ 2541 93 



38 



4 


132 




50 


S 


09 


7 


150 




119 



1 


100 


21 


104 


1 


100 


4(i 


2(M) 


1 




10 


83 




60 


3 


11 


35 


51 


11 
.... 


55 


30 


.... 
240 


5 


126 



381 416 

524 I 2471 38 

6 "9 I 296 I 38 

26| 32| .369] 180| .36 

1071 20| .508] 2,57] 331 200 

251 151 190] 95| 14| 140 

30| noi 4261 2081 28] 1691 

...I I 2861 20n| 301 I 

68711207|13281|6216|11931T1401 

II I I I I 



7 . 

. . . I 55 
5t 236 
. . . I 114 
12|.... 
19i 150 
91 79 



75| 
200| 
3971 
1321 
211 120 
17| 100 
201 50 
2 1 240 
•I- 



46113972 
I 



358 140 
5651141 
2151)42 
6001143 
1751144 
3801 145 

....146 

94.3611 
II 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



Statistics No. 3. 
Recapitulation. 





1 










SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 






^ 1 


zn 


O 


a 


g 


n 


H 


> 


Q 


» 


t> 


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3 


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3 


3 


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3 "^ - 


On 


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1.3 


rt 

si 


1^ 

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1^ 


si 






NAME OF DISTRICT. 


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1 


1 


B' 


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s 


1 




1! 




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^ 




3 

1 


u 

? 


: 1 
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3» 

3-5 


II 
If 


; 1 

: 5 


li 


II 

y a 




1 


Bloomington 


47 


1022 


9486 


..0 


961 


12059 


5656 977 6587 


704| 5328 


' H7.oll 1 


2 


Champaign-Danville 


56 


1189 


11628 


647 


1374 


14782 


6878 113S 8564 


617 


46701 1030311 2 


V 




60 
80 


1229 
1145 


i:i813 
8487 


564 
552 


1122 
839 


13728 
11240 


6528 1151 7410 
5206 1117 5249 


749 
481 


3963 
2385 


1 8754 3 
6164 4 
991511 5 
9232 6 


,) 


Jacksonville .... 






90 


14.S3 
1S69 


12494 
11051 


863 

63S 


1174 

13S9 


15936 
14517 


798911376 


8922 
7956 


649 
549 


4190 
4420 


t> 




64771 


1268 




Springfield ,^ 


65 


1271 


10076 


687 


1207 


13281 


62161 


1193 


7140 


461 


3972 


9436 7 




Totals This Year i 


4S4 


H65S 


740.35 


4.141 


8066 


95543 -: 


49501 


=220 


51828 


4210 


2S92SI 6252411 


1 Totals Last Year 


498 


S59H 


71036 


4386 


7355 


913701 


9664 


3472 


r6141| 


4873 




i55334] 1 








3001 












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9 






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1 


! 1 1 1 1 1 


1 


1 






1 1 





188 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONP^RENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Bloomington District 



NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 



?! 

a 

n 

1 



«=^- ^« 

o» ^» 

"S^ : W 

>< g . o 

S • 5 

I « • " 

':" is 

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E. : § 

. O • P 

: ? : ^ 



BENEVOLENCES. 









Arrowsmith 

Atlanta 

Beason 

Bellflower , 

Bloomington — First 

Grace 

Park 

Bondville 

Clinton 

Covel 

Deland 

Dflavaa 

DeWltt 

Downs 

Ebenezer Circuit 

Farmer City 

Fisher 

Gibson City 

Oreen Valley 

Hey worth 

Hartsburg and Sbirley 

Hopedale 

LeRoy 

Lincoln 

Circuit 

Mahomet 

Mansfield 

Mason City 

McLean 

Mlnier 

New Holland 

San Jose 

Saybrook , . . . 

Seymour 

Wapella 

WaynesvUle 

Weedman 

Weldon 

White Heath 

Totals 



795 

8737 

5919 

913 

212 

3514 

501 

1406 

1581 

281 

239 

513 

3726 

386 

•380 

WO 

029 

283 

432 

862 

2G52 

883 

2572 

2350 

1661 

870 

179 



1986 
539 
1 
631 
773 
575 
632 
54128 



200 
1249 
1007 

256 
84 

766 



825 
939 
826 
1004 
11016 
7668 
1196 
307 
5160 
514 
1742 
2374 
287 
239 
520 
4300 
731 
3056 
87) 
853 
283 
447 1 
16111 
3605 
1562 
3144 
2965 
21071 
906 
182| 
11601 
8391 
24361 
6121 
5| 
8451 
963 1 
7161 
10771 



131. 



*i::::::!: 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



189 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Bloomington District 



BENEVOLENCES. 



I " 






< 



OTHER CASH ITEMS. 



CQ 














11 




s 


11 


o 


c ° 


B 


o 


a. 


u,o 




S« 




rr 










: a 


1 


:i 


' 




if 


:i 


80 


„ 


90 


120 


30 


150 


120 


30 


150 


144 


36 


180 


2,S8 


72 


36C 


21« 


65 


270 


KiO 


40 


200 


VV, 


34 


170 


2(K) 


50 


249 


fiS 


17 


85 


144 


36 


180 


KiO 


40 


200 


7H 


21 


97 


120 


30 


150 


72 


18 


90 


220 


55 


275 


144 


30 


180 


1(!(l 


40 


200 


120 


30 


150 


128 


32 


100 


4« 


12 


60 


»5 


23 


120 


IfiO 


40 


200 


208 


52 


200 


120 


30 


150 


128 


32 


160 


170 


44 


220 


KiO 


40 


20C 


144 


36 


180 


<i4 


16 


80 


96 


24 


120 


144 


36 


180 


144 


36 


180 


120 


30 


150 


»1 


23 


113 


144 


36 


IPO 


120 


30 


150 


120 


30 


150 


12S 


32 


160 


5283 


1332 


6605 



a 2 
22- 



566 

'"'11 
10 lO 
37 
73 
24 
70 
130 

"35 
226 



121' 
63 

129 

70 

1113 

372 

149 
10 

570 
95 
79 



1130 
755 
147 
130 



55 
542 
554 
557 
132 
1128 
147 

217: 

29 
183 
181 
307 

43 

43 

42 
130 
164 11 
195 



90 
72 
100 
70 
51 
46 



5091 1m659| 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Champaign- Danville District 



NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 



Armstrong 

Bismarck 

Catlin 

Champaign^ — First. . 

Collison 

Danville— Central Pi 

Grace 

Lincoln 

McKinley 

St. James 

Tilton 

Vermilion Heights 

Dewey 

East Lynn 

Fairmount 

Fitbian 

Georgetown 

Gifford 

Henning 

Homer 

Hoopston 

Ludlow 

McKendree 

Oakwood 

Ogden 

Paxton 

27|Philo 

2P|Potomac 

29|Rankin 

.30 Rantoul 

:5llRossville 

32ISavoy 

33]ShlIoh 

34(St. Joseph 

S-olSidney 

36|Tolono 

37|Urhana — First 

38 Grace 

.391 Trinity 

40 Pleasant Grove 

Totals 



11 






I 

21 1 
G(34 
407 

7813 
704 
218 
377 

1430 
254 

8803 
151 
221 
4G 

1745 

1061 
071 
993 
GOO 
386 

1306 

2736 
318 
.549 
723 
906 

3.398 
644 
064 
fV44| 

33.36 

2220 
757 
23 n 
455 

1323 
329 

5583 
254 

6034 

103] 

-.94.371 



^ m 

: K 

. o 
• o 

i § 

: 1. 



204 
1819 
220 



306 
561 
384 
120 
514 
51 1627 

•I I 

6| I 

6 1 244 
1| 126 



1077 
180 
246 
181 
788 
817 
_5| 

347 
471 
72 1 
12451 
551 



12 6051 

81 

494! 153991 



1078 
' 322 
'9346 



B 
n 

So 



107 
702 
618 

12287 
1004 
260 
37' 
1956 
254 

13529 
151 



51 
2044 
12.33 
987 
1794 
995 
.510 
2048 
6160 
318 
555 
976 
10.53 
4914 
1020 
1326 



BBNEVOLUNCES. 



4165 
31.51] 
833 



821 
1390 

401 
7933 



iiil 

846701 



H 


a 







1 


g 


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S 








It 




9 






H 


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f 


: 5 






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METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES Champaign- Danville District 



BENEVOLEXCES. 



OTHER CASH ITEMS. 





i 

i 


1 


^ 

?. 


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f 




c 
■0 




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3. 




1 



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a 


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1 


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1 




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p l-l 

b5 


f 


1 ' 


i 

; 1 


: 


: 




§ 




: 


^- 




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K 












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: 






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•s 


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§ 














































: 


: " 1 




: u 


: i? 






S" 




: 




68 
22 






342 
194 


410 
227 


144 
128 


30 
32 


130 

16fi 


145 







10 
9 


1032 
1356 


1 


r 




(J 


2 


10 


7 


35 


7 


34 


93 


128 


32 


160 


119 





9 


1159 


3 


100 


115 




15 


11 


241 


330 


84 


420 


COO 





24 


13992 


4 


10 








78 
21 


88 
67 


104 
40 


26 

10 


130 
50 


60 
50 







4S7 




1 


39 





3 


7 


3 


6 








4 

7 


■■■■34 


9 
CI 
10 
599 


80 
144 

48 
320 


20 
36 
12 
80 


100 
180 
00 
4or> 





7 


10 
3 
23 


23871 

3871 

16160 




•'(I 






8 


10 
110 










9 


69 





14 


400 


1209 




10 


1 






2 


■■■'22 
■■■■92 


3 
47 
33 
519 


2^ 
CO 
80 
114 


6 
15 
20 
24 


30 
159 






^ 


216 
423 

287 
3019 


11 


10 
-, 


15 












■■"2 
4 






? 


13 


15 




400 


122 




14 






20 




117 


144 
27 


136 
144 


16 
30 


70 
180 


88 
29 




is 


1697 


15 


io 


10 


1413||1C 


20 


30 




7 


127 


190 


144 


36 


ISO 


75 




10 


24291 


17 






300 






315 
37 

148 


120 
108 
160 


30 
27 
40 


150 
135 
200 








16101 

9-12' 
2688 


IS 


10 




7 


22 
97 


79 

81 




6 
^1 


19 


25 


.... . 

19 




20 


50 






4 


397 
13 


457 
35 


200 
120 


50 

20 


250 
100 


713 
96 







7820 
6551 




10 


8 






« 


22 


15 


2 







31' 


350 


30 


150 


27 






1240 


23 


15 


16 


126 


« 


7] 


234 


120 


30 


150 


16 






1534 


24 


10 


« 


ir 


7 


10^ 


137 


144 


3fl 


ISO 


41 




10 


1601 






107 






54 
41 


201 

44 

1 25 

35 

2798 


200 
120 
152 
128 
170 


50 
30 
38 
32 
44 


250 
150 
190 
160 
220 


122 
33 
90 
73 

279 


7 





5744 
1397 
1831 
1278 
7604 


26 




1 


V7 


20 


5 






10 


28 


15 




1 


20 
196 


29 


40 


18 


2522 


n 




12 


30 


35 


22 




s 


26fi 


1 331 


160 


4C 


200 


130 




11 


4123 


31 


la 




28G 


fi 


21- 


1 522 


120 


3C 


150 


131 




8 


1794 


32 


5 


.' 




6 


1: 


1 37 


12(1 


3t 


150 




9f 




715 


33 


15 


10 




7 




1 54 


• 144 


36 


180 


« 




10 


1251 


34 


15 


15 


6( 


■3 


82 


1 179 


141 


sr 


180 


93 




10 


-^^: 


't' 


IC 


■ 


223 


6 


2< 


1 262 


112 


2f 


14(1 


3f 




1 t 


981 


36 


GC 






11 


41 
136r 


1 71 
! 554 
1 1508 
1 3 
1 11105 
1 


240 
•116 
280 


60 
29 

78 


310 
147 
350 


277 
15 




1 17 



8898 
1170 
9209 
114 
114538 


37 


3 






38 


25 
3 


lie 




13 




1 20 



39 






40 




T92 


717 


3083 


203 


480$ 


5468 


1345 


6716 


4829 


111 


1 .« 





192 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Decatur District 



1 


NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 


DISCIPLINARY 
BENEVOLENCES. 


BENEVOLENCES. 






P 




O 

Si 

1 
I 


1 
1 


f 




11 
1 

g 


: i 
: ^ 

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• D 

: ? 


1 


1 = 
i 1 


o 

g 

5 

H 

2. 


i 
1 5? 

i 1 

i - g. 


1 


1 


in 


9 

8 
17 


87 




2.39 
1282 
1825 
1408 
1065 













1007 
1442 
1083 
739 
231 
695 


267 
140 




19 
32 







3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 
9 
10 
11 
12 




226 
320 
314 
170 






Atwood-Maoedonia 






12 
5 






|.. . . 






7 


413 
695 




25 































414 
661 


9 


486 
R.^2 


379 


i287 
1302 















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Cowden 


392 
1.52.55 
6555 
625 
711 
585 
246 
S8 
700 


11 

87 
40 
10 
11 


'■34i2 


274 
2144 


677 

2084S 
8696 
1330 
962 
1164 
392 
100 
868 
960 
84 
895 
5751 
336| 
14471 
1182] 
10331 
2826 1 
29801 

10511 
229 
227 

1427 

■SI 

043 
3.50 
1.54 
293 
67844 









60 


- 




14 
15 
16 
17 
18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 








2731 422 










240 












FJndley 






10 
















12 
10 
11 
13 

8 

G 
.11 

6 
14 

7 
20 
12 
12 
















158 














280 


.... 










71 
119 
115 










La Place-Lintiin-Loug Creek 


768 

454 

240 

667 

792 

791 

2108 

2205 

3266 

20 

964 

22.S 

227 

919 

840 

234 

888 

344 

149 
























85 












774 
18S 
235 
543 
3.58 
461 










Macon 


188 






















1.55 
405 
73:i 


•-46 


13 


































79 

















6 














sa 


















8 
4 
5 
9 

5 




500 




37 






37 
38 


Sullivan 


427 
244 






Tower Hill 




.... 




















40 
41 
42 


Windsor 






12 






Circuit 








Lake City 1 


M3 












Totals 1 


4 


5638 


445 


11759 7002 


100 


345 


275 





METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Decatur District 



BENEVOLENCES. 



OTHER CASH ITEMS. 



.=>o 



ii i p 

I 



58 



1942 
2746 
1895 
1627 
897 
1011 



1382 
477 
13 
65 

1235 



32971 
2185 
178 
1162 
23320 
10524 
1996 
1267 
1757 
774 



1260 
344 
1361 
1143 
756 
2054 
1791 
1470 
3384 
3838 
5414 
70 
2212 
490 
565 
2280 
1882 
796 
1451 
900 
408 
293 
93104 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Jacksonville District 



1 

2 
? 






DISCIPLINARY 


















BENEVOLENCES. 




BENEVOLENCES. 

i 




1 NAMES 

OF CHARGES. | 


:S2 




4 
P 


li 


1 

r- 
h 


Hospital. 

Ed. End., 
for use 


O 

Q 
S 


1 

2 




1 


? ^ 


at) 


"^•^ 


'■ a 




^Cd 




S 


a 




























> 




2. 


: ^ 
: " 


'• Q 


5'." 






a 


c 




1 


?• 


; ^ 


: S 


: 2. 


• a 


tl 






1 












; ? 




• < 


































• 1 












• 




a A.,U,n„ II 


2910 
306 
300 
C69 
83 
31 
58 
5R4 


15 

4 

13 
2 


911 
140 
183 
20 




3S36I 
446 
487 
702 
85 
31 
58 
973 






1 


9 


Circuit 

Athens 

Auburn 

Bath 

Berdan 




i5 





s 




4 




























7 

s 














Bluff Springs 


14 


8 


367 












Carrollton 

Carllnvllle 


782 
3494 
78 
287 
264 


■"io 

4 
6 
5 


171 
038 
27 
315 
9 


'314 
117 




953 
4456 
226 

eo» 

278 




9 


.... 1 


10 




11 


Chandlervillc 







1 


■\o 


Chatham 

Chesterflel.l 








13 








537 


10 


198 




745 










Curran 


1600 
457 


""u 


96 
366 


524 


2220 
837 




. 




10 




8 




;7 




108 


8 


135 




251 




21 




IS 


Franklin 


1405 


11 


440 


6 


1928 













181 
478 


13 


81 


99 


275 

577 










Girard 








?1 


822 




14:1 


297 


1259 










Circuit 

Havana 

Island Grove and Alexander.. 
Jacksonville-Brookl.vn 


296 


. 






296 








23 
24 
25 


634 


q 


115 




758 








1125 
1095 


22 


112 




1259 










86 


. 


1181 








1983 
37S6 


6 


224 
817 


S2 
510 


2295 
5113 








?7 











*>« 




.387 


20 


341 





754 










"O 


Lowder 


348 




37 




385 









30 
31 


Loami 

Lynnville 


516 


s 


28S 




807 




. . . . 


1 


256 


21 






277 








120 
'14 






42 


162 
222 










Modesto 


8 








1 




911 


10 


175 




1210 












324 

280 
2274 
1529 


12 
4 

18 
10 


9 

1 

437 

338 


' i 


345 

286 
2729 
1877 








36 


Onkfnrrl 










107 


130 




38 
39 
40 
41 
42 
43 


Palmyra 

Petersburg 

Roodhouse 

Rockbridge 

Virginia 

Virden 


. 1 . . . . 


1006 
735 


7 














"O 


223 




978 


1 







629 


4 


25 




658 




. . . . 


|. . . 


1650 
1295 
840 


n 




























5 


200 


1S1 


1226 









45 
4fi 
47 
11 


Circuit 

White Hall 








320 
806 
568 
















7 
12 


209 
538 




1082 
1118 







1 


IWest Jacksonville 




90 






Totals : 


9042 


374 


8870 


3010 


51902 


167 


•>70 










1 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Jacksonville District 





BENEVOLENCES. 




1 

2 




OTHER CASH ITEMS. 




3 
I 

s 

§ 


o 

1 


1 


> 
c 

B 
Q. 


1 


i 
1- 


It! 


il 

a 

"a 


> 

If 

11 


1 

1 
1 


9 

B 

1 




1 


1 










• 


«<ij 


C 


:^ 


* § 






s 




























tog 

'. 3 

: ^ 






















: 


1 




If 


ii 




i 










41 






268 


309 


160 
80 
114 
120 
40 


40 
20 
28 
30 
10 


150 
65 
143 
150 
40 


54 
17 
70 






4549 
811 
930 

1017 
240 
21 
211 

1629 


1 

2 
3 










■? 


18 






5 


58 


81 




15 











15 
65 












65 



























6 
7 
8 


8 






2 




49 


10 

87 


38 
112 


9 

28 


46 
140 


50 
285 






3 


33 






4 










12 



21 
40 


120 
160 
96 

120 
96 
88 

128 


30 
40 
24 
30 
24 
24 
32 


150 
200 
120 
150 
120 
120 
160 








1274 
4986 




46 










90 
40 

8 
84 

2 
49 






10 


18 






4 





22 






5 












5 




9 


923 
633 
1092 
2789 


12 
13 
14 
15 


18 








7 


25 








8 
159 






105 
...... 


113 
191 






27 





5 




9 
















96 
144 


24 
36 


120 
180 


107 
24 






1210 
753 


16 

17 


27 


56 




5 





109 




■ 9 














120 

80 
102 
144 

40 
144 

90 
120 
200 
240 

80 

120 
96 
96 

77 


30 
20 
25 
36 


150 
100 
127 
180 


20 
6 
42 
26 

7 

. . . . j 






2271 
571 
942 
1719 
377 
1230 
1788 
1581 
29181 
74831 
1286' 
5121 
13231 
607 
5031 
6251 


18 
19 
20 
21 
22 
23 


15 


7 


:::::::::::; 


63 

40 


85 




5 
7 


21 




1 


61 




25 




:..:::|:::::: 


49 
26 
67 
200 


74 
34 
112 
220 




8 





1 






27 


13 


'.'.'.'.'.'. 


5 


36 
24 
30 
50 
60 
20 
12 
30 
24 
16 
20 


180 
120 
150 
250 
300 
100 
60 
150 
120 
94 
96 








641 




24 
25 


23 


28 
61 




5 


37 
30 


93- 
111 


7 
10 


20 




o 


26 


45 


1017 


5 


482 
123 


1549 


221 
1071 










5 


28 
29 
30 
31 












7 
67 


7 




25 


78 






36 
29 
25 

56 1 




10 


18 


7 
42 
62 




4 


52 

08 


61 
110 
151 










32 
33 


10 




2 




3 


23 


18 
57 


105 
2 


4 


51 
15 


287 
94 


120 
9(n 


30 
24 


1.50 
120 


1211 
531 






19181 

7381 




18 




6 


35 


18 






4 


3 


39 


80 


16 


SO 


351 


,f, 


6 


5471 


36 










165 
147 


360 
380 


120 
96 
104 
144 


30 
24 
26 
36 


1.50 
120 
78 
180 


1081 
1471 
391 






34971 
26621 
13731 
15281 


37 
38 


18 




4 




181 











53 
110 


53 
160 




27 


18 





5 




9 


40 


9 








6?. 


16 
98 


48 
200 
160 
160 


5 


23 








7501 
27251 
24891 
22111 


41 
42 
43 
44 


38 




:::::: :;;::: 


741 
2401 




...... 1 


. 






135 


135 


40 
40 


200 
200 




30 


87 


10 


6 


198 


331 


4 












9 

171 


9 
224 


94 
144 
120 


2.S 
36 


91 
180 
150 








3921 
10911 
16201 




"io 


43 






201 
641 

251 

25341 

1 






2 

5 


f- 


25" 






5 


134 


164 


30 


5 













06 
5297 


24 
1290 

1 


120 
6323 


15031148 
7438611 

1! 


740 


2025 


207 


74 


33.00 


6842 


22 


HiO 



196 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Mattoon District 



i 
1 




DISCIPLINARY 
BENEVOLENCES. 


DISCIPLINARY 




! 

NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 

1 


II 

> 


II 

\ 1 

: 1 


. 


.1 

1 


If 

: a 

: 1 
: 1 
: 1 


|i 

if 

If 


r? 

S.2 
if 

If 


City Mis. or Ch. Ex. Society 
Hospital 


CO 

1 
1" 

c 




i 


314 
2414 
395 
445 
1190 
1794 
1698 
255 
114 
1034 
1032 
372 
85 
701 
536 
975 
692 
1010 
8.37 
1041 
1328 
435 
1041 


""ii 

9 
13 
18 
14 
20 
26 


750 

887 
134 

400 
352 

1128 


■ ■ '295 


■■■375 


1064 
3617 

538 

550 
1608 
2160 
3221 

281 

114 
1428 
1047 

382 
85 

715 

540 
1241 

991 
1366 

842 
1185 
1681 

443 

1486 

28 

1060 

215 
6804 

598 

384 
1284 
1697 
1498 
5594 
46 

751 

536 
3150 

299 
78 
5884 
1134 
3160 
1240 






j 
















Broadlauds 

Brockton 














9 

s 

25 














Casey 












s 


Circuit • 




27 






f) 


. 










Chrisinan 

Edgar 

Etna 


30 
15 
10 


263 


ioi 






















lO 














1? 


Gays 














14 
4 

12 

25 
8 
5 

16 

1 
13 
4 
17 








S 






n 


Greenup 

Hiudsboro 

Humboldt 

Hume 












254 
274 
348 






22 
















10 
17 










"0 


Kansas 

Circuit 


128 
300 


"is 


1 


















Marshall 


4.32 
24 
195 
















Martinsville 


301 
1128 

848 

1158 

3581 

12 

668 

.'J73 
1751 

,1 

4263 
1072 
2563 
985 
3 
3798 
















Mattoon 


20 
6 
20 
13 
50 
12 

il 

i 

15 

^6 
23 
11 
13 
11 


104.S 

•-63 
143 
519 
328 
907 


1288 
■ ■ '280 

"ibm 

20 






OB 


Metcalf 

Murdock 




10 


.... 




Of) 






^0 


Neoga 






"1 






?•• 


Oakland 

Paris— First 

Tabernacle ! 

Pesotum 1 






<>!> 




1 1 


''t 




. . . .| 1 


35 


75 
158 
1.384 
217 





9i 51 


.^7 
38 


Sidel 


1 




Toledo ! 

Trilla and Allenville • 






. .. 1 


1 1 


10 




1009 


589 
51 


..... 




41 
42 


Vermilion 

Villa Grove 

Westfleld 




1 


584 
244 


... . 

- 12 


I 1 • • • 




44 


West Union 

Totals 4 




:::::: ::::::!:.:::: 


583 


1.3540 


4093 


62028 

1 


12 


U.-i 5| 

i 



Cliarloston— ip400 bonds to Centenary. 



1921 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



iVIattoon District 





BBNBVOLBNCBS. 






OTHER CASH ITEMS. 




1 






















t 


? 




























f 


^ 

s 


> 




S>s 


c 
1 


if 






if 




i 




o 


^ 




» 


""a 


-A 


83 


2- o 


SE- 






1 




i 


c 
s 






o 




t3 


f Epwot 

Couf. In 
nf. Clali 




1 


: 
: 


: 




■ 




g 








1 


'' a 


i| 


"it 

Ti 


s 




1 












: 






'. f 




i? 


: 8 


'. <" 






? 








. 






63 


80 


128 
160 


32 
40 


160 
200 






7 


1577 


1 


27 




lou 


6 


117 


250 


154 


10 


4431 


2 


10 


.59 




6 


281 


353 


112 


28 


140 


62 


7 


1243 


3 


9 


...>.. 




7 


89 


114 


120 


29 


150 


13 


7 


983 


4 


14 






6 


135 


163 




36 


180 


62 


7| 9 


2209 


5 


19 


58 


10 


7 


314 


433 


176 


44 


220 


192 


11 


3236 


6 


36 


33 




« 


210 


287 


192 


48 


240 


66 


12 


4066 


7 


16 







5 


105 


153 


132 


33 


165 


109 


1 7 


880 


H 


1 


7 




1 


12 


20 


20 


4 


24 


15 


1 


198 


9 


20 


10 




6 


65 


101 


160 


40 


200 


165 


10 


2104 


10 


14 







4 


165 


183 




28 


143 


83 


7 


1605 


11 


6 


30 





4 

4 


116 
IS 


156 
37 


112 
96 


28 
24 


140 
120 







r 


825 
397 


12 


15 


29 




6 


13 


11 






4 


61 


84 


104 


26 


130 


140 




6 


1205 


14 


6 


•-.6 


io 



3 

6 


42 
121 


61 

179 


56 

144 


14 
36 


70 

180 






4 
9 


745 
1850 


15 


11 


61 




16 




n 





5 

5 
4 


56 
205 
96 


119 

286 
126 


136 
120 
112 
128 


34 
30 
28 
32 


170 
150 
140 
160 


29 
141 

200 
80 






1479 
2093 
1455 




17 













7 


19 

20 


14 


2 




5 


236 


257 




8 


1850 


13 


26 




6 
3 


168 
35 
228 


213 
45 
258 


144 
120 
160 
36 


30 
29 
40 
5 
29 
23 


180 
149 
200 
44 
150 
119 


132 




23861 
789) 
2356 


■>! 


7 




.1 




24 







202 
10 




23 


6 






2 


11 


19 


1 2 


1441 


24 


12 












120 
96 


120 

87 


1 7 

1 6 


1626 


25 
26 


9 







4 


49 


62 














240 
120 


60 
29 


300 
150 


399 
150 


1 15 

1 7 


7971 
1098 


27 

28 


8 


21 




5' 




44 


n 


6 




5 


32 


54 


136 


34 


170 


253 


1 8 


10.39 


M 


12 


7 




5 


104 


128 


136 


34 


170 


47 


1 7 


1806 


30 


23 


!» 





7 


13 


52 


176 


44 


220 


12 


1 11 


2212 


31 


12 


7 




6 


50 


75 


144 


36 


180 


200 


1 9 


2142 


32 


50 


19 


130 


» 





208 


240 


60 


300 


283 


1 15 


6700 


33 














84 
128 

96 
160 


20 
32 
12 
40 


104 
160 
120 
200 


104 
92 


1 5 


437 
16241 

792 
5331 


34 


15 


llfi 




5 


311 
8 
23 


401 

22 

1734 


14 




? 


36 
37 


30 


35 


icio 


6 


40 






37 






115 
■ ■ '260 


162 

7 

462 


116 
42 
216 


29 
10 
54 


145 
52 
270 






6 
4 

14 


757 
1931 

70S6 


38 
40 


5 




2 

8 






50 


144 




186 




13 


14 
470 


""iso 


5 
8 


89 
317 


121 
993 


120 
208 


30 

52 


150 
260 






3 
13 


15.581 
47431 




30 


571 




4? 


11 


7 





5 


46 


69 


120 


3C 


150 




1 7 


16161 


43 












7 
9004 


47 

5671 


11 
1393 


59 
7084 


5 
4086 


1 3 

71 303 


1351 

89580 


44 


723 


1250 


2040 


203 


4630 






















1 





ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Quincy District 



1 

f 


NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 


DISCIPLINARY 
BENEVOLENCES. 


BENEVOLENCES. 






> 




i 


P 

: w 

; P 

: K 

;l 


li 

?!- 

: a 

il 

: S 

: 1 




6 ~ 

h 
1 


if 

p ? 

Pg 






g - 

9 




Z 

1 
f 

■n 

i 






180 





68 




254 


1 1 


















Augusta 


1004 


7 


257 




i268 


















2159 

2788 


22 
13 


110 

345 


324 
226 


2615 
3372 








Beardstown 


l::::::!:::::: 


::::: i::::' 












205 
2798 


9 
13 
25 
11 

i 




105 
379 




319 

3190 

25 

1747 

917 

576 

80 

614 














::::: i:::'" 


10 

11 










1487 
715 
551 
60 
366 


249 
193 




.. 




Clayton 


..... 
...... 


1 . 


1? 


.]..... 


1 . . . . 


11 


Chambersburg-Tiiuewell 

Detroit 






.. 




Ti 


238 




.. .... 


1 . . . 


Ifi 




i..:.:.i... .. 


... 1 . 


17 

1" 


Golden 


531 
1435 

388 


6 
11 

7 


112 

596 

1 


■■■i.39 


649 
2181 
396 
69 
234 
280 
370 
420 
565 
199 
880 


1 


... 1 


Grlggsvilie 


1':. ... :. .. 


1 


in 


Huntsville and Brooklyn 

Hulls 




:::: 1 


oo 


651 -1 
2001 7 




1 . . . 


... 1 


o^ 


Kinderhook 






27 


1 


. ... 1 


«><> 


La Prairie 


189 
3.50 
358 
5.50 

90 
695 

32 
304 


20 
1" 


83 



:: :. 1 :.: 


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Mendon-Stlllwell • 

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101 99 


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185 


1 . . 1 




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Mt. Sterling 

Naples 







667 

9 

3.39 

991 

1191 
607 
495 

2641 
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9SR 


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71 2 
334 3 
859 17 
961 

.3251 10 
3871 4 
20471 n 




1 1 . . . 


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31 




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24S 


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104 
5 


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1 • • • 1 


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7>i 


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1 1 • • 1 • 1 ■ • 


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RSfl 


1 • • • 1 1 - 1 - 


37 


Pleasant Hill 

Plalnville 


4061 7| 122 
1.531 SI 77 






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1 




19 


Plymouth 

Quincy — Grace 






61 .5'i 
1 140 


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956 
8281 

372 
1677 

539 

142 


1 • 1 • 






5428 i 35 i 2073 
3201 61 46 
88S| 12I 777 
4531 SI 78 
1221 31 17 






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Rushville 


1 . . 1 ... 




43 












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Vallev.. 


1 ... 1 








472 

205 

325 

31999 


1 1 1 I2TT1 132 

5| 13! 

1 10| 58 

4271 S1'>9I 17R4 










47 


Warsaw. ... .... 


99SI 


1 




'1S 


West Point and Basco 


393 
4'>.'130 


... 1 ... 






Totals 
























1 


1 1 





METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Quincy District 



BENEVOLENCES. 



^3 



OTHER CASH ITEMS. 



151 50 
. . . i 50 
181 14 

10 
15 
12 
21 
10 



81 82| 



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7.3 1 4SS| 

I 1001 . 

811 1 

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241 1. 

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20811 1 

7| t 

811 1 

I |. 



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221 
671 

80S\ 
401 

2891 



25 II I 

10 51 1 

20 1 1 

719 32.331 11201 



147 

285 

109 

116 

169 

28 

21 

2.'-.3 

20 

17 

222 

5 

114 

266 

54 

79 

45 

657 

120 

119 

182 

52 

46 

93 

2944 

70 

402 

48 

5 

34 

36 

44 

9265 



10 
134 
144 

112 
84 
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96 
120 
112] 



140 
105 

SO 
120 
150 
140 1 

63 
120 
150 
7 
160 

75 
110 
120 
120 
149 
1' 

200j 42 
1121 154 

87 11 

160 

1901 124 
3601 137 
1411 42 
200 123 
liol 162 

451 

1601 84 



672 I 1 
I 2 



2122 




3353 
4541 
278 
778 
4035 
541 
25;iU 
1356 
1089 
231 
1090 

241 ( 
1251 
2963 
911 
421 
606 



742 



10891124 
741||25 
456 II 26 
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801128 
1379 1 1 29 
5141130 
6851 131 
13491 1 32 
16061133 
16771 34 
9651 35 
32211130 
11361137 
487||38 
4221 39 
15671140 
251 121101141 
— 142 
43 
44 
145 
146 
|47 
148 



237 
1183 
377 
679 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Springfield District 



i 
? 


NAMES 
OF CHARGES. 

1 




DISCIPLINARY 
BENEVOLENCES. 






BENEVOLENCES. 




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884 
1173 
654 
792 
834 
362 
1000 
1345 
818 
15G4 
261 
281 
31 
1856 
1050 
473 
1985 
022 
1817 
486 
642 
876 
870 
763 
1556 
1901 
401 
1080 
518 
810 
545 
26 
98 
2970 
473 
9525 
1762 
1713 


10 


518 

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199 


1876 

987 
1321 

669 
1066 
1239 

585 
1308 
170O 
1320 
1901 

268 

285 

42 

2528 

1182 

939 
2357 

645 
1969 

486 

766 
1307 
1000 
1125 
2587 
2718 

479 
1330 

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11 

125 

4855 

504 

13785 

2384 

3309 

1 2046 

1 2170 

1565 

1 461 




42 


Butler 




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1 :v2 


1 


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15 


24 






7 

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274 

9^1 




125 

■■'262 



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1 . . . . 1 i . . . . 


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12| 211 
101 298 
51 .^r,n 


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1 


12 
13 


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300 
326 


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1 . . . 1 . . . . 1 . . 


Illlopolis 


11 

4 
11 

6 
14 

22 


1 . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . .1 


Irving 

Kenney 


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1 20 


1 


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17 




336 
11-8 
457 
367 
25 
125 


330 
5 


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30 

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10 
16 

6 
37 

5 
15 

7 


94 
423 


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3.!2 

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27 

28 




346 
544 
448 
73 
235 
277 
252 




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1 1 1 


1 1 14 


1 . . . . 


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1 ..| 1 1 


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1 44 


1 


33 
34 
35 
















1 1 7 






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12 
25 
20 
25 
17 








37 

38 


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783 

1390 

288 
89( 

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19 

2845 
314 
675 
604 
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40 


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8571 18 
RSBj 14 
4491 12 








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Wesley Springflold 


1 


1 1 1 1 


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1 


1 




1 


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1 


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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



201 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Springfield District 



BENEVOLENCES. 



fiOfil 1254! 

I I 



319 
5 
43 
24 
32 
37 
52 

157 
24 

115 
60 
16 

251 
18 
65 
88i 
411 
911 
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23 1 
87 

156 



154 
2511 
2831 

62 1 

921 
100 1 

651 
2101 
104 

12 

45 
328 

40 
1124 
214 
314 
184 

45 
129 






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115 
167 

324 
159 
121 
110 
128 
348 
159 

22 

50 
439 

45 
12S2 
266 
401 
257 
124 
190 

19 



OTHER CASH ITEMS. 



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27 1 
120 1 
88 1 
9G| 
1041 
1201 
160 1 



961 
160 
120 
120 

92 
104 
160 
104 
144 
170 
160 
120 
112 
112 
104 
136 1 



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33 


16..I 


6 


321 


30 


150 


22 


110 


27 


120 


26 


130 


30 


1501 


40 


200 


25 


121 




114 


30 


150 


40 


200 


30 


150 


20 


100 


24 


120 


33 


150 


34 


170 


22 


110 


241 


120 



16 


4 


88 


22 


192 


48 


96 


24 


272 


68 


192 


48 


240 


60 


192 


48 


2(M) 


50 


160 


40 


120 


30 


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14.31 



81 




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9 


51 




1 6 


61 


1 4 


38 


1 8 


2S 




117 


10 


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9 


82 


7 


97 


1 9 


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1 10 






9 


101 




7 


72 


1 7 


25 


1 7 


123 







52 







32 






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9 


53 


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137 


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40 


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5 


1 2| 


19 


1 6 


316 


13 


24 


1 7 


1.57 


1 18 


1.50 


1 13 


121 


141 


27 


121 


266 


131 


229 


1 10 


180 


1 s 


3816 





3361 



3751i 
70 
2356 
1310 
1864 
10451 
1462 
1946 
976 
1794 
2206 
1938 
2487 
629 
709 
507 



15881 
13501 
2916 
1197 
2582 

710 
1187 
1844 
1498 
2100 
3419 
3424 

9 12 1 
17311 
12441 32 
17211 33 
10921134 



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4201 
61031 
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159221 
32931 
4445 



3073 
2394 [44 



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ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1921 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Recapitulation 



NAMES 
OF DISTRICTS. 



BENEVOLENCES. 
DISCIPLINARY 



Bloomington 

Champaign-Danville 

Decatur 

Jacksonville 

Mattoon 

Qulncy 

Springfield 

Totals 



to O 



9977 
1.5399 
11759 

SS70 
1354( 

81:29 
1437 
8204i 



0340 
7002 
3016 
4093 
1784 



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5190211 
6202411 
4233911 
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45101511 9.501 17161 
II I I 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



203 



Statistics No. 4 



BENEVOLENCES 



Recapitulation 























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c 




BENEVOLENCES. 






OTHER CASH ITEMS. 




p 
t 
H 




1 

1 


o 


1 


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1 
5" 


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c 


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a 


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974 


841 


2275 


207 


5691 


10659 


5283 


1332 


C005I 3465 


28 


,3» 


9761011 1 


792 


717 


39S3 


203 


4808 


11105 


5468 


1345 


6716 
5974 


4829 


111 


294 


114538 


2 


783 


878 


2695 


64 


3720 


8860 


5088 


12.58 


3994 


21 


65 


93104 




740 


2025 


2(J7 


743 


3350 


7511 


5297 


1296 


6323 


2534 


22 


1^9 


75054 


4 


723 


1250 


2040 


203 


4630 


9008 


5071 


1393 


7084 


4086 


7 


303 


89576 




719 


3233 


1120 


179 


4014 


9165 


5032 


1208 


0034 


3936 


14 


259 


*• 68087 


<! 


606 


1254 


255 


156 


5574 


8232 


5741 


1431 


7096 


3816 




336 




7 


5337 


10198 


12575 


1755 


317S7 


64640 


37580 


9263 


4.5832 


20060 


203 


1765 636958 





ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



XVI. 

Conference Rules. 



"1. The Conference shall meet at 8:15 o'clock a. m. and adjourn at 12 
o'clock, noon, but may alter the time either of meeting or of adjournment at 
its pleasure. A recess of ten minutes shall be taken at 10:30 o'clock unless 
otherwise ordered by the Conference. 

"2. When a member is about to speak in debate or to deliver any matter 
to the Conference, he shall rise and respectfully address the president, but 
shall not proceed until' recognized by him. 

"3. No member shall be interrupted when speaking, except by the presi- 
dent, to call him to order when he departs from the question, or uses person- 
alities or disrespectful language; but any member may call the attention of 
the president to the subject when he deems a speaker out of order, and any 
member may explain when he thinks himself misrepresented. 

"4. When a member desires to speak to a question of privilege he shall 
briefly state the question; but it shall not be in order for him to proceed until 
the president shall have decided it a question of privilege. Questions of privi- 
lege are matters relating to the rights and welfare of the individual as a 
member of the whole body, and of such an imperative character as to justify 
the interruption of the regular order. 

"It shall be the imperative duty of the president to require the member 
to state his question of privilege. This having been done the president shall 
decide whether it shall be allowed; and, if so, shall hold him closely to the 
subject. 

"6. No person shall speak more than twice on the same question or more 
than ten minutes at one time without leave of the Conference; nor shall any 
person speak more than once until every member choosing to speak shall have 
spoken. 

"Provided, however, that a committee making a report shall, through its 
chairman, or in case the chairman shall not be in harmony with the report, 
through one of its members selected by the committee or by the chairman, 
be entitled to ten minutes to close the debate, either to oppose the motion to 
lay the report on the table, or, this permission not having been used, to close 
the debate on the motion to adopt. The committee shall not be deprived of 
its right to close the debate even after the previous question has been ordered, 
and, when a report consisting of two or more propositions has a serious con- 
sideration, the chairman or representative of the committee shall be entitled 
to the same rights and privileges on each proposition thus decided separately 
as he would have if the report was considered as a unit. 

"6. No effective member of the Conference shall absent himself from the 
sessions of a Conference without leave, unless he is sick or unable to attend. 

"7. Resolutions shall be written and presented in duplicate by the mover. 
All motions shall be reduced to writing if the president, secretary or any mem- 
ber request it. 

"8. All written motions, reports and communications to the Conference 
shall be passed to the secretary to be read by him to the Conference. 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



"9. When a motion is made and seconded, or a resolution introduced and 
seconded, or a report presented and read by the secretary or stated by the 
president it shall be deemed in possession of the Conference; but any motion 
or resolution may be withdrawn by the mover at any time before amendment 
or decision. 

"10. The following motions shall be taken without debate: (1) To 
adjourn. (2) To suspend the rules. (3) To lay on the table. (4) To take 
from the table. (5) The call for the previous question. 

"11. No new motion or resolution shall be entertained until the one under 
consideration has been disposed of, but one or more of the following motions 
may be made, and they shall have precedence in the order in which they are 
placed, namely: (1) To fix the time to which the conference shall adjourn. 
(2) To adjourn. (3) To take a recess. (4) Tq lay on the table. (5) For the 
previous question. (6) To postpone to a given time. (7) To refer. (8) To 
substitute. (9) To amend. (10) To postpone indefinitely. The motion for 
the previous question can not be laid on the table. 

"12. Only one amendment to an amendment shall be in order but It shall 
tlien be in order to move a substitute for the main question, and one amend- 
ment to tlie substitute, and if a substitute is accepted, it shall replace the 
original proposition. 

"13. It shall be in order to move the previous question on any measure 
pending, except in cases in which character is involved; and, if sustained by 
a vote of two-thirds of those present and voting the question shall be taken; 
nevertheless, it shall be in order under this rule to move to refer, to recommit, 
(o divide or to lay on the table after the previous question has been ordered, 
tlie vote being taken in every case without debate. It shall not be in order 
to move the previous question or to move to lay on the table at the close of 
a speech in which the pending question has been discussed. 

"14. On the call of a member a question shall be divided if it is divisible 
into distinct propositions. 

"15. The motion to adjourn shall be always in order except (1) when 
a member has the floor, (2) when a question is actually put or a vote is being 
taken, until finally decided, (3) when a question is pending on sustaining the 
demand for the previous question, (4) when the previous question has been 
called and sustained and action under it is still pending, (5) when a motion 
to adjourn has been negatived and no business or debate has intervened. 

"16. When any motion or resolution shall have been acted upon by |he 
Conference, it shall be in order for any member who voted with the prevailing 
side to move a reconsideration; but a motion to reconsider a non-debatable 
motion shall be decided without debate. 

"17. The mover of any question or resolution, that shall in any way place 
a financial obligation on the Conference or any member of the Conference or 
any church in the territory of the Conference, shall introduce the same before 
the Conference at least twenty-four hours before a call for vote on the same, 
and he shall post a duplicate typewritten copy of the same in a conspicuous 
place at least twenty-four hours before a call for vote. 

"18. Every member who is within the bar at the time a question la put 
shall vote, unless the Conference for special reasons excuses him. No mem- 
ber shall be allowed to vote on any question who is not within the bar at the 
time when the question shall be put by the president, except by leave of the 
Conference when such member has been necessarily absent. 

"19. Voting shall be by the uplifted hand, but, on a division of the house, 
a count vote shall be taken, the members rising in their places and standing 
until counted. Votes may also be taken by ballot and by ayes and noes. 

"20. It shall be in order for any member to call for the ayes and noes 



206 II.LINOIS ANNUAL. CONFERENCE 



on any question before the Conference, and If the call be sustained by 

members the vote shall be taken by ayes and noes. If not sustained, mem- 
bers, voting in the minority, if said minority is less than , may hav« 

their votes recorded by name. 

"21. The District Superintendents shall be a committee to prepare nomi- 
nations for the standing committees of the Conference in advance of the Con- 
ference Session and present their nominations immediately following the or- 
ganization of the Conference. 

"22. Vacancies in the Conference Board of Trustees, the Conference 
Board of Stewards and the Conference Deaconess Board shall be filled by 
election of the Conference on nomination by the District Superintendents. 

"23. All requests for special appointment shall be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Conference Relations. 

"24. The report of the committee on education shall be the order of the 
day at 10 o'clock a. m. on Saturday of each session of the Conference and all 
representations of educational institutions shall be made at that time. 

"25. The Statistical Secretary at each session shall appoint a person for 
each district whose duty it shall be to collect the statistical reports in the 
districts severally before the opening of the ensuing session and to report 
under the call for statistics the names of those charges in the several dis- 
tricts which have not presented their statistical reports. The call for sta- 
tistics shall be made at the opening meeting of the Conference Session im- 
mediately following the organization of the Conference. 

"26. Eacli member in effective relation, and each supply, shall con- 
tribute a sum equal to the amount of 1-10 of 1 per cent of his cash salary 
to be applied as necessity may require to the purpose of securing expert 
accountants, or stenographers, or assistants, and for Secretarial Expenses. 

"27. In all matters not herein specified the proceedings of the Confer- 
ence shall be governed by common parliamentary law. 

"28. These rules shall not be suspended except by a majority of all the 
members of the Conference." 



TREASURER OF MINUTE FUND. 

The detailed report of receipts and disbursements for publication of the 
1921 Minutes will be made to the Session of 1922 and published in the Minutes 
thereof. 

C. S. BOYD. 

TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. 

Names of ministers who have not paid their quota to the "Minute Fund"; 
A. E. Burton, Olin Lee, E. L. Kozer, H. H. Fletcher, O. E. Hatfield, W. K. 
Young, N. W. Woodford, C. E. Walker, Leo Howard, T. Lee Knotts, K. F. 
Krughoff, Thomas M. Carter, John D. Barnhart, Jr., Milton O. Beebe, C. W. 
Gant, C. F. Hager, Gye Park, Charles E. Parsons, P. C. Somerville, W. E. 
Whitlock, Benjamin Pinkston. 



Standard Table of Contents. 



I. — Conference Chronological Ro/1 11 

II. — Officers of the Conference 14 

III. — Conference Boards and Societies 15 

TV. — Conference Committees, 

(a) Standing Committees 17 

(b) Special Committees 18 

V. — Disciplinary Questions 20 

VI. — Appointments 2-3 

VII.— Journal of the Session 28- 43 

VIII.— Reports: 

(a) District Superintendents 44- 63 

(b) Standing Committees and Boards 67- 75 

1 — Benevolences 67 

2— Chaddock Boys School 67 

3— Church Literature 68 

4 — Commission on Conference Claimants 69 

5 — Conference Board of Deaconesses 69 

6 — Conference Relations Committee 69 

7 — Domestic Missions 71 

8 — Educational Report 71 

9 — Evangelism 72 

10 — Hospitals and Philanthropy 73 

11— State of the Country 74 

12 — Sunday Schools and Epworth League 75 

13 — Trustees — Conference Board 75 

(c) Special Committees and Resolutions 76- 87 

1 — Classification of Retired Ministers 76 

2 — Commission of Twenty-One 78 

3 — Courtesies 78 

4 — Payment of Debts 79 

5 — Publication of Minutes 79 

6 — School for Undergraduates 80 

7 — Sale of Churches 80 

8 — Ten Tear Program 81 

(d) Treasurers: 88-105 



208 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

1— Board of Stewai'ds 88 

2 — Board of Home Missions 93 

3 — Board of Trustees 95 

4 — Conference Treasurer 96 

5 — Conference Claimants' Endowment Fund 96 

6— Chaddock Boys School 98 

7 — Domestic Missions and Church Aid Society 101 

8— Illinois Woman's College 102 

9 — Illinois Wesleyan University 103 

10 — Wesley Foundation 103 

11 — Secretarial Expense Fund 104 

12 — Special Appointments — Salary 105 

IX. — Plan of Conference Examinations 106-111 

X.— Memoirs 112-127 

XL— Roll of the Dead 128-134 

(a) Members of the Conference 128 

(b) Widows of Deceased Members 132 

XII. — Conference Sessions 135 

XIII.— Miscellaneous 137 

XIV.— Historical 140-161 

(a) District Superintendents of the Illinois Conference... 140 

(b) Pastoral Record 143 

XV.— Statistical Tables 162-203 

XVI.— Conference Rules 204 

Treasurer of Minute Fund 206 

Minutes of Laymen's Association 209-212 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE LAYMEN'S 
ASSOCIATION OF THE ILLINOIS CONFERENCE 

Jacksonville, Illinois, September 9th and 10th, 1921. 



President Kagey called the session to order promptly, and in- 
troduced Mr. C. W'. Canghlin, of Pittsfield, Illinois, who led the 
devotional service, after which Mr. Hugh Green, of Jacksonville 
extended greetings and a hearty welcome to the members of the 
Association, for as long as they might wish to remain in the City. 

Drs. Nate and McCarty, representing the Annual Conference, 
were introduced, and extended a cordial invitation to the Laymen, 
to attend a .joint session of Ministers and Laymen on Saturday at 
n A. M. On motion the same was accepted. Dr. Joseph R. Harker 
explained the purpose of the meeting of the joint session. On mo- 
tion the President and Secretary were charged with steering the pro- 
gram to the best advantage as to time and place. 

The following Committees were appointed by the President : 
Resolution : 

D. L. Musselman, Quincy, 111. 
B. F. Huff, Cerro-Gordo, 111. 
Judge F. H. Boggs, Urbana, 111. 

Nominations: 

T. R. Burdsal, Hillsboro, 111. 

W. E. Proctor, Gibson City, 111. 

G. W. Lenhart, Georgetown, 111. 

Mr. L. F. Bower, Director of Lay Activities in the Chicago 
Area, was introduced and spoke of the possibilities of the Lay- 
men in Kingdom Business of to-day. Likewise Mr. Samuel Nichols, 
a member of the G. A. R. and representing the Jacksonville Journal, 
spoke of the Church in his day. 

Mr. W. F. Engle, of Bloomingtou, 111., Avas called ahead of 
his hour on the program, and delivered a most excellent address, 
which we chose to call "THE ASSOCIATION ADDRESS". 

Secretary and members of the Lay-Electoral Conference were 
welcomed by President Kagey and accorded the privilege of the 
floor for the transaction of business. 



210 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1921 

Judge H. R. Snavely, of Marshall, 111., was elected Chairman 
and T. E. Orr of Buffalo, 111., Secretary. 108 Lay-Electoral Dele- 
gates were present. Secretary stated that the business at hand 
was that of voting upon three amendments — The first being the 
one pertaining to Laymen in the Annual Conference, and the one 
in error was voted down, and the corrected one carried by a vote 
of 106 to 2 against. The second was the proposed Amendment to 
Change the Name of Quarterly Conference to Local Conference, and 
this was lost by 59 against and only 45 for, 4 not voting. The 
Third was an amendment to change the Ratio of Representation 
in the General Conference, which carried by a vote of 95 for and 1 
against, 12 not voting. Motion to adjourn carried. — Judge Snavely, 
Chairman; T. E. Orr, Secretary. 

Laymen's Association reconvened at 11:20 A. M. and a few 
General Conference Impressions were heard. 

On motion the association adjourned at 11 :45 A. M. to go in a 
body to the Illinois Woman's College, to there join with Ministers 
in witnessing the unveiling of two Tablets, one containing the names 
of all the College Presidents, and the other the names of all Presi- 
dents of the Board of Trustees. 

Morning session closed bj^ Prayer, with Rev. 0. B. Hess, of 
Paxton, 111., leading. 

Friday Afternoon, September 9th, 1921. 

Devotions — Leader, A. C. Metcalf of the Woman's College. 

President Kagey announced his intentions in crowding as much 
of Saturday's Program, into Friday afternoon hours as possible, 
account joint session Saturday. 

Joseph R. Harher, D. D., next spoke of "The Future of the 
Illinois Woman's College," in his usual prophetic manner. 

The address of Miss Winifred Willard, Publicity Director of 
College Finance Campaign of the M. E. church, was excellent. Her 
subject, — "The Education of Women." At the close of her ad- 
dress, she presented to Dr. Harker, of the Woman's College, the 
hammer used by her great grandfather, in laying the corner stone 
of the first building of the now Illinois Woman's College. Dr. 
Harker expressed his gratitude, and spoke highly of Miss Willard 
and her work. 

Rev. W. J. Weber's address on "The Religious Life and Train- 
ing at the Woman's College," was such as would cause all parents 
present to desire such an influence for their girls. 



1921 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 211 

REPORTS. 

Treasurer reports as follows: 

RECEIPTS. 

Sept. 1st, 1920, Balance on hands in bank of Palmyra .$125.00 

Sept. 13th, 1920, Received from District Vice-Presidents 130.15 

Nov. 1st, 1920, Sale of Liberty Bond No. 144606 50.00 

Sept. 1st, 1921, Balance, phis receipts $305.70 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Nov. 10th, 1920, to the Baby Fold $ 15.00 

Nov. 10th, 1920, to the C. C. Home 15.00 

Nov. 10th, 1920, to the Chaddoek Boys' School .... 15.00 

Nov. 17th, 1920, to T. B. Wrioht 40.00 

March 30th, 1921, to C. C. Darnell 5.00 

Angnst 23rd, 1921. Palmyra Printing Co 12.25 

Totals Disbursed $102 . 25 .$102 . 25 

Sept. 1st, 1921, Balance on hand .$203.45 

Report of Vice-Presidents, as to association dues received for 
the current year foUoAvs: 

Bloomington District, W. F. Engle, V.-P $ 18.00 

Springfield District. I. B'. Blackstoek, V.-P 40.00 

Jacksonville District, T. V. Hopper, V.-P 30.96 

Champaign District, S. A. Murduck, V.-P 3 . 00 

Quincy District, C. W. Caughlin, V.-P 12.00 

Mattoon District, R. H. Suavely, V.-P 11.00 

Decatur District. I. L. Long, V.-P 19 . 00 

Total ' .$133.96 $133.96 

Grand Total $337 . 41 

Paid to Illinois Woman's College $100.00 

Paid to Chaddoek Boys' School 25.00 

Paid to Baby Fold, at Normal, 111 25.00 

Paid to Cunningham Children's Home 25.00 

Totals $175.00 $175.00 

linlance $162.41 

Nominating Committee reports as follows: 

President, C. C. Grimmett, Palmyra, 111. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Ira B. Blackstoek, Springfield. 111. 



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Vice-Presidents : 

Bloomington District — W. F. Engle, Bloomington, 111. 
Champaign District — C. W. Groves, Champaign, 111. 
Decatur District — Isaac L. Long, Assumption, 111. 
Jacksonville District — T. V. Hopper, Jacksonville, 111. 
Mattoon District— H. R. Suavely, Marshall, 111. 
Quincy District— C. W. Caughlin, Pittsfield, 111. 
Springfield District— A. R. Crook, Springfield, 111. 

Executive Committee — C. C. Grimmett, Ira B. Blackstock, F. M. 
Austin, B. F. Kage.y, and Mrs. Emma Jerman. 

Approved. 

Resolutions Committee report approved as read. 

A motion prevailed that in view of the hospitality extended by 
the college to the association, and because of its need for endoM'- 
ment, the Laymen's Association give to the Woman's College. $100. 

Likewise, a motion prevailed to give to the following institu- 
tions $25.00 each: Cunningham Children's Home, The Baby Fold 
and Chaddock Boys' School. 

A vote of thanks for faithful and efficient service as President 
of the Association was tendered Benjamin P. Kagey. 

Motion to adjourn carried, and after the Doxology, and prayer 
by G. S. Tarbox, of Mattoon, the session of 1921 came to a happy 
close. 

BENJAMIN P. KAGEY, President 
C. €. GRIMMETT, Secretary. 



1922 



1922 



JOURNAL AND YEAR BOOK 



Ninety-Ninth Session 

OF THE 

Illinois Annual Conference 



OF XHE 



Methodist Episcopal Church 




1922 



Grace Methodist Episcopal Church 



Decatur, Illinois 
September 6-12, 1 922 



BISHOP THOMAS NICHOLSON 
President 



FREDERIC B. MADDEN 
Secretary 



Made by the Conference its Official Record 



(Reply of President Harding to message of sympatliy). 



THE WHITE HOUSE 

WASHINGTON 



September 13, 1922 

My dear Mr, Madden: 

The President directs me to make a 
grateful acknowledgment of your message on 
behalf of the Illinois Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. It was very 
heartening to be assured of your interest and 
your prayers, and it is most gratifying to 
believe the prayers have been heard with 
favor. 

Sincerely yours, 



Secretary to the President. 



Mr. F. B. Madden, 
The Illinois Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, 
Decatur, Illinois 



I. 



CONFERENCE CHRONOLOGICAL ROLL. 



The date of admission in indicated to conform to the new require- 
ments of the Discipline. Full members 338. Probationers 22. 
(*) Denotes absence from the session of 1922. 
(All postoflBces are in Illinois unless otherwise specified. 



Adams. Alfred C, 1897 Areola 

Adams, Louis G., 1907 Pawnee 

Adams, Thomas A., 1904 Weldon 

Alkirt!, Albert H., 1873 Springfield 

Antrim, Eugene M., 1913 Springfield 

Armstrong, John W., 1906 Greenfield 

Armand, J. P., 1920 Springfield 

Artz, J. Edward, 1880 Onarga 

♦Augustus, Howard C, 1889 

Champaign 
Ault, Marion Frank, 1881 Paris 

Baker, James C, 1900 Urbana 

Baldwin, Lewis E., 1903 Atwood 

Barnhart, John D., Jr., 1919 

Lincoln. Neb. 

•Barringer, Ezra M., 1902 Chatham 

Barton, Charles M., 1896 Chicago 

♦Batty, Peter G., 1911 Versailles 

Beadles, William T., 1874 Quincy 

Beck, Harris G., 1912 Hoopeston 

*Beebe, Milton O., 1913 

Schofielrl Ban-acks, Oahua. Hawaii 
•Eeggs, Saml. W., 1893. . .Crandon, Wis. 

Bell, Clinton L., 1903 Decatur 

Bell, James C, 1907 Rochester 

Berry, Jacob C, 1917 Sadoru.s 

Betcher, J. A., 1918 Ashland 

Bicknell, James S., 1896 Lovington 

Biddle, Jacob A., 1904 Rossville 

♦Black, David T., 1882 Marshall 

Borton, Edson S., 1893 Camdon 

Booth, Clyde R., 1915 Pana 

Bowman, William P., 1886 Hopedale 

Boyd, Charles S., 1901 Springfield 

Boyd, William A.. 1889 Champaign 

Brown, Joseph C, 1910 Rushville 

Buchholtz. Fred A.. 1920 Elwin 

Buker, Calvin F., 1896 Mattoon 

Bumpus, M. S., 1918 DeWitt 

Burton, George E., 1900 Colllson 

Butler, Joseph D., 1917.. ..Blue Mouna 
Byrns, Archibald K., 1901. . .Champaign 

Campbell, Ernest J., 1910 Sullivan 

♦Campbell, Lewis, 1907 Clinton 

♦Canady, Thomas A., 1893, Meadville, Pa. 

Gamine, Albert G.. 1914 Bloomington 

Carson. Paul E., 1916 

210 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign 
Carson, Eddy L., 1906 

706 E. Oregon St., Urbana 

Carson, Presley P., 1894 Charleston 

Carter, Thomas M., 1914 Evanston 

Caseley. Aubrey L., 1901. . .Bloomington 

Cecil, S. A., 1891 Elco 

Chapman, Arthur S., 1898 Paris 

Cheuvront, John B.. 1918.. Bluff Springs 

Clapper, O. L., 1913 Macon 

Clark, Edward O.. 1906 Decatur 

Clark, Thornton. 1887 Lawton. Okla. 

Clarke, Abner, 1879 Mt. Sterling 

Coleman, Mathew G., 1888 Danville 



♦Collier, Martin P., 1895 

Winter Park. Fla. 

Cole, Alfred E., 1914 Roodhousti 

*Colwell, John B., 1863 Chicago 

Combs, Edward S., 1899... Quincy 

Corrie, Carl M., 1911 Winchester 

Crane, John W., 1872 Decatur 

Crews, Edwin K., 1891 Stewardson 

Cross, William, 1911 Sidney 

Cummins, Joyce P., 1910 Oakland 

Cusic, Henry F., 1890 Girard 

Davidson, William J., 1910. .Bloomington 

Davis, Charles H., 1895 Mahomet 

Dewhirst, Guy, 1920 Patomac 

Dill, Herman H.. 1918 Bloomington 

♦Dimmitt, Jonas L., 1902, 

Los Angeles. Calif. 

Dowson, Wilbert, 1909 Springfield 

♦Duff, James M., 1889. .Cedarville, Wis. 
Duncan, Charles M., 1910. . .Bloomington 
Dundas, John W., 1905 Mt. Sterling 

Eldredge, John M.. 1895 Loami 

Ellis, J. L. B., 1873 Shelbyville 

Ellison, Lewis S., 1907 Stonington 

Enninger, Joseph C, 1887 

Middle Inlet, Wis. 

Ennis, Royal W., 1894 Williamsville 

Evans, John E., 1912 Mansfield 

Ewing, John C, 1907 Littleton 

Ewing, Thomas N., 1897 Decatur 

Ewers, Joseph D., 1917 Ridge Farm 

Faulk, Merrill C, 1920 

„ . Cambridge, Mass. 

; Fairchild, Wilber D.. 1899 Mattoon 

Fairchild, Roscoe S., 1915 Casey 

Flagge, Albe'rt H., 1893 Homer 

Flagge, George W., 1887 Taylorville 

Flanigan, Albert S., 1897. . .Georgetown 

♦Frazier, George A., 1885 Villa Grove 

♦Fultz, Chas. M., 1906 Wausaukee, Wis. 
Punk, H. Ray, 1918 Chestnut 

, Galeener, Chris, 1878 Carrollton 

! Gant, Charles W.. 1908 Decatur 

j Gibbs, Henry C, 1886 Decatur 

, Gilmore, William F, 1870. 

; : ♦Goldsmith, Stephen, 1868 

i ^ J „ „ , Thompson, Nebr. 
Goodell, Willard A., 1922 Urbana 

i *Goodspeed, James M., 1873 Tuscola 

Gowdy, Dudley V.. 1893 Virginia 

Gross, James J.. 1915 West Point 

Grummon, Arthur R., 1912 Lincoln 

Hager, C. F.. 1919 Chesterfield 

Hailey, William M Perry 

Hallam, Joseph, 1915 Brocton 

Hamand, Charles W., 1908 

Camp Point 



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1922 



Hancock, Thomas L., 1887 

506 N. Main St., Rice Laltri, Wis. 
•Hard, Clark P., 1894 

Zion City, 2803 Emmaus Avt 

Harms, William C, 1906 Murrayville 

Hardesty, John L.., 1910 

223 S. Leland St., Bloomington 
HarreU, Joseph M., 1918 

East Wareham, Mass. 

Harry, Frank M., 1897 Urbana 

Hartley, Daniel H., 1903 Illiopolis 

Hartman, H. W.. 1914 Witt 

Hartman, Thomas F., 1896 

Memphis, Tenn. 
Hathaway, Reuben N., 1893 Champaign 
Havighurst, Freeman A., 1892 

Springfield 

Hedges, Edwin A., 1894 Palmyra 

Heinlein, Arthur A., 1906 Newman 

•Hennesey, John D., 1904 Danville 

Henry. William W.. 1895 Virden 

Hess, Oscar B., 1904 Lovington 

Higgins, Harry F., 1911 Lema 

Hoar, Si'as H., 1920 Kansas 

Hobart, Marcene E., 1891 Urbana 

Hogue, C. E., 1920 Edgar 

Holmes. Guy W., 1917 Meredosia 

Honn, Andrew L., 1911 Fairmont 

Homey. Jonathan B., 1884 Normal 

Howard, Leo, 1904 Mt. Ve'rnon 

Huber, Samuel H., 1878 Champaign 

Hubbart, Richard B., 1894 Urbana 

Hunter, William F., 1908. .Pleasant Hill 

Ivie, C. W., 1918 Waverly 

nk, Rubert A., 1906 Martinsville 

Ingram, Harrison M., 1901. .Manchester 

Jackson, Hugh S., 1914 Rantoul 

Jeffers. Delnhus L.., 1911 Hume 

•Jeffers, Elijah M.. 1883. .Cameron. Mo. 

Jerman, J. Nelson, 1914 Fisher 

Johnson Wiley, 1902 Modesto 

•Johnson. William, 1905 Bristol, Colo. 

Johnston, U. Grant, 1910 Saybrook 

Jones, Oscar F., 1914 Morrisonville 

•Jones, Ralph C 1914 Price, Utah 

Judy, John M., 1905 Danville 

Juvinall, Charles F., 1901 Springfield 

Ke(*ian, Wilbur E., 1920. .Bloomington 

Keck, H. A.. 1918 Champaign 

Kemp, Theodore, 1893 Bloomington 

•Kensil. Dexter D.. 1892 Shelbyville 

Kirkpatrick. James O.. 1889.. White Hall 

Kittel, Peter, 1899 Neoga 

Knotts, T. Lee, 1894 Urbana 

Kruzan, Horace W.. 1909 Dawson 

Kru wel, J. D. , 1914 Paxton 

Kumler, John A., 1868 Hamilton, O. 

Krughoff, K. F., 1919 Waynesville 

•Lehman. John O., 1905. Plain City, Ohio 

Liston, Charles E., 1918 Mt. Auburn 

Litherland, H. Anson, 1918 Au2;usta 

Leach, Howard, 1920 Quincy 

Lloyd, William G., 1903 Villa Grove 

Lochridge, F. E., 1919 Danville 

Long, John F.. 1911 Blue Mound 

Losh, George L., 1915 Beardstown 

Lotz, Charles J., 1912 Springfield 

Lotz. P. Henry. 1913 At School 

Luce. A. A. , 1917 Havana 

Lucas, .Tohn A., 1882 Lincoln 

Lugg, Thomas B., 1915 LeRoy 

Madden, Frederic B.. 1885 Clinton 

Madden, Samuel N., 1894 Edinburg 



Mallinson. Burl D.. 1910 Raymond 

Marshall, Mead M., 1917 Garret 

Martin, Otto E., 1917 Owaneco 

•Masden, Charles P., 1904 

5494 College Ave., Oakland, Calif. 
•Ma this, Robert E., 1892 Roseburg, Oreg 

Maxey, Albert S., 1905 Sharpsburg 

♦McAnally, Jesse F., 1901... York, Nebr. 
McCarty, Frank A., 1893. . .Bloomington 

McColIom, C. S., 1904 Cowden 

*McDaniea, Robert F., 1895 

Hastings, Neb. 
McGhee. William H., 1886. .. .Hammond 
Mcintosh, Stephen A. D., 1901, Allerton 

Mcintosh, William D.. 1900 Pesotum 

*McIntosh, William W., 1888 

Mattoon, 111, 
♦McKinney, Henry A., 1885 

La Mesa, Calif. 

McPherson, Harry W., 1904 Danville 

McRoberts, D. O., 1918 Green Valley 

Meaker, Jared N., 1907. .Pleasant Plains 

Means, William E., 1891 Pari* 

Mehl, E. E., 1919 Armstrong 

Metzel, George V., 1903 Urbana 

Meyers, Orlando H... 1911 Grlggsville 

•Miles, David T.. 1886 Urbana 

Miller, Jasper, 1891 Assumption 

Miller, J. Wesley, 1882 Bloomington 

•Minier, Philip N., 1854. .Harwood, Tex. 

Mitchell, Thomas S.. 1893 Kansas 

Mitchell, Walter, 1889 Divernon 

Montgomery, Homer B., 1895. .Dt^catur 
Montgomery, W. Gracev. 1920 

Mechanicsburg 
Monson, Charles W., 1915. . .Montlcello 
Montague, Robert N., 1918, Martinsville 

Morrison, Charles R.. 1895 Savoy 

•Morton, James P., 1893 Muskogee, Okla. 

Munch. Henry C, 1906 Millersville 

Musgrove, William H., 1872 

6527 Kimbark St.. Chicago 
Murrell, Jesse L., 1915 St. Joseph 

Nate, Joseph C, 1899, 

150 Fifth Ave., New York 

Neil, W. H., 1920 Chicago 

Nelson, David Frazier. 1913 Delavan 

Neumeyer, Frank E., 1916 Camargo 

Neumeyer, Martin H., 1920. . . .Evanston 

Palmer, Elwin T.,1920 Bluffs 

Palmer, Elmer D., 1918 Evanston 

Park Gye, 1906 ..Riverton 

Parson, Charles E., 1913 Broadlands 

Patrick, Andrew J.. 1902 Joliet 

Peck, Alva B., 1891 Hlllsboro 

Pettit, C. E., 1916 Marshall 

Petty, Bert. M., 1920 WestflelA 

Phillippe, William A., 1909 Hayworth 

Phillips, William S., 1894 Carlinville 

Pierce. Samuel Church, 1898 Giff»rd 

Piersel. Alba C, 1909 Bloomington 

Pilch, Charles T., 1907 New Canton 

Pitner, William F., 1916 Golden 

Fletcher, Ernest L., 1894 JacksonvilU 

Plowman, Alonzo L., 1885 

146 S Kensington Ave.. Kansas City, Mo. 

Poore, E. R., 1921 Hindsboro 

Powers, P. Raymond Bloomington 

Powell, Henry F., 1907 Dt^catur 

Powell, Lewillian A., 1879 

Niagara, Wis. 
Pulliam, William G., 1914 Pittsfleld 

Randle. George W., 1903 ... Jacksonville 

Read, Franklin C, 1886 Naples 

Read. George W.. 1873 Normal 

Reasoner, John "R., 1878 Urbana 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Reed. Fred. 1900 Elkhatrt 

Reed, James D., 1915 New Berlin 

Reno. Simeon R., 1899 Seymour 

•Reynolds, William A., 1876 

Los Angeles, Calif. 
Reynolds, James E., 1913... Mt. Pulaski 
Rineheart, Philip J., 1912. .Jacksonville 
Robertson, Clarence D., 1896 

Jacksonville 
Rose, Walter E., 1894.. Dodge City, Kan. 

Rudd, Boyd L., 1918 Ogden 

•Rutledge. William N., 1871 

Champaign, 407 Chalmers St. 

Sandmeyer, Edwin G., 1904 Urbana 

Sauer, Edwin H., 1917 McLean 

Schell, Walter A., 1914 Gays 

Scrimger, George E., 1875 Petersburg 

Settles. Joseph L., 1900 Buffalo 

Schafer. Avery L., 1909 Bethany 

Sherman. Hiram A., 1915 Franklin 

Shields. Parker, 1889. .Xashville, Tenn. 

Shipp, Benjamin F., 1890 Tuscola 

Shores. Royal L., 1909 Humboldt 

Shousd, Joseph D., 1909 Greenup 

Shouse. Thurman F., 1911 Danville 

Simmons, Andrew L., 1907 White Heath 

Simmons, Albert N., 1883 Fithian 

Singleton, J. H., 1915 Shiloh 

P. O. Mahomet 

Smith, C. F. W Quincy 

Smith, Chesteen, 1920 Decatur 

•Smith, Edgar M., 1900 

Memphis, Tenn., 1773 Autumn ave 

Smith, Francis E., 1903 Gibson City 

Smith, John S., 1893 Catlin 

Smith, William A.. 1875 

Springfield, 1015 W. Governor St. 
•Somerville, Pearl C, 1912, 

Bloomington 

Starr, John W., 1918 San Jose 

Steed, Robert L., 1887 Deland 

Stewart, Oscar, 1910 Oconee 

Stewart, John T., 1920 Boston 

Stokes. Charles L., 1917 Astoria 

•Stout. Jesse A., 1889 Martinsville 

Stretton, John T., 1905 Bellflower 

Swaney, Edward C, 1911 Payson 

Taylor, Charles R., 1884 Urbana 

Tharp, Jesse S., 1893 Nokomis 

Theobald, Walter B.. 1911... East Lynn 

Theobald, Walter W., 1891 Maroa 

Thrall, Charles H., 1913 Bowen 

Thrall, Harold L., 1911 Cisco 

Tobie, Edwin L., 1909 Cerro Gordo 

Towle, Elmer K., 1895 Urbana 

Tremaine, Myron D., 1895 Windsor 

•Tryon, Harvey S., 1865 

Grand Rapids, Mich. 



Tull, John M., 1910 Kinderhook 

Tull, Thomas H., 1889 Jacksonvill* 

Turner, Hugh C, 1872 Alton 

Underwood, Cliva R., 1916 LaPlace 

*Van CleVe, Joseph W., 1902. .Evanston 
Vorbeck, Edward S., 1908 Custer 

•Wade, James B., 1858 Denver, Colo. 

Waggoner, Gordon, 1919. . .Warrensburg 

Wakefield, Silas N., 1893 Chrisman 

•Walden, Lewis F., 1871 

Urbana, 605 S. Race St. 

Waltmire, Homer H., 1915 Barry 

•Wamsley, Edwards S., 1869 

548 B. 39th St., Indianapohs, Ind. 
Want, Marquis M., 1891 

Memphis, Tenn. 

Ward, Frank B., 1908 SideU 

Ward, Charles A., 1911 Athens 

Warden, H. R Charleston 

Warlick, John R., 1905 Chatham 

Wass, Henry G., 1884 Catlin 

Wassell, Alvin R., 1911 Findlay 

Weaver, S. T., 1920 Tower Hill 

Weber, William J., 1899 Jacksonville 

Wehrman, Charles, 1889 Chatham 

Weiss, A. S Rankin 

Wells, Abraham, 1888 

Cincinnati, Ohio, 420 Plum et. 

Wells, Arthur M., 1897 Decatur 

Wetzel, George T., 1891 

Lynville, P. O. Jacksonville 
White, Albert A., 1891 

Downs, P. O Normal 
Whitlock, Stephen H., 1869 

Peoria, 810 Hamilton Blvd. 

Whitloch, W. E Littleton 

Wicks, Alfred L., 1902 Potomac 

Wilkerson, George N., 1906 Arthur 

♦Wilkin, Milton P., 1882 Urbana 

♦Willard, Anthus, 1885 Brighton 

Wlllard, Harry, 1907 Irving 

Willey, J. E., 1907 Vermilion 

Williams, J. W., 1918 Kincaid 

Williams, Ezra J., 1909 Clayton 

Williams, Reuben Y., 1887. . .Moweaqua 

Willson, Howard T Bement 

Wilson, Milton, 1906 Assumption 

Wohlfarth, Jordan F., 1882.. Mason City 
•Wood. Charles G.. 1882 

Wichita, Kans.. 1115 S. Francis St 

Wood, Albert L., 1922 Auburn 

Wright, Thomas B., 1888 Niantlc 

Wroughton, Richard J., 1820 Lincoln 

Toung, C. H., 1918 Farmer City 

Young, Edward V., 1904 ShelbyvUl* 

•Young, James M., 1884 Hemet, Cola 



PROBATIONERS. 



First Year 

Baldridge, George E Decatur 

Curry, Paul M Latham 

Doland, FVank R Arrowsmith 

Duling, Ernest H Harristown 

Evans. Harry R Oakf ord 

Ford, Juel R BondvlUe 

Graves, Samuel Ludlow 

Kelly, Hermon Basco 

Lawrence, Leland L Oak wood 

McMahon, Joseph C Philo 

Nordling. Clarence C Boston 

Ragan, Ray L Atlanta 



Snyder, Paul J Boston 

Strouse, Lloyd G Mlnier 

Sturgell, Roy F MorrisonviUe 

Suhm, Harold D Evanston 

Unger, Louis O McLean 

Second Year 

Ambler, Harlow B Metcalf 

Cochran, Harry A Windsor 

HoeNving, Homer. M Covel 

Melvin, J. Fred Weedman 

Pinkston, Benjamin H Murdock 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 



IL 



OFFICERS OF THE CONFERENCE. 

PRESIDENT. 

Bishop Thomas Nicholson, Chicago, 111. 

SECRETARY AND EDITOR OF THE MINUTES. 

Frederic B. Madden, Clinton, 111. 

Secretary's Assistants. 
E. G. Sandmeyer, C. H. Young, C. W. Hamand, R. L. Steed, Registrar. 

STATISTICIAN. 

Orlando H. Meyers, Griggsville, 111. 

Statistician's Assistants. 

E. H. Sauer, J. F. Melvin, M. C. Faulk, A. L. Shaffer, Samuel Graves, A. R. 

Wassell, E. T. Palmer, O. E. Martin. 

TREASURER. 

Homer H. Waltmire, Barry, 111. 

Treasurer's Assistants. 

E. C. Swaney, Guy Dewhirst, Albert S. Maxey, A. L. Honn, J. D. Ewers, 

J. W. Starr, H. P. Higgins, J. C. McMahon. 

AUDITOR. 

Edwin A. Hedges, Palmyra, 111. 

Auditor's Assistants. 

W. B. Theobald, 'A. L. Shaffer, J. D. Butler, J. W. Armstrong, B. D. Mallinson, 
J. J. Gross, H. R. Funk. 

TREASURER OF MINUTE FUND. 
C. S. Boyd, Springfield, 111. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 13 

III. 

CONFERENCE BOARDS AND SOCIETIES. 



BOARD OF CHURCH LOCATION. 

Bloomington District — W. P. Bowman, A. G. Carnine, Frank Rice, Robert 
Means. 

Champaign-Danville District — J. A. Biddle, J. S. Smith, H. M. Leonard, 
O. L. Browder. 

Decatur District — L. E. Baldwin, H. L. Thrall, J. F. Mattes, E. N. Herron. 

Jacksonville District — W. S. Phillips, G. T. Wetzel, J. J. Reeves, O. T. 
Purl. 

Mattoon District— B. F. Shipp, S. N.' Wakefield, H. D. Blake, E. W. 
Menley. 

Quincy District — G. L. Losh, O. H. Meyers, J. D. Thomas, O. L. Williams. 

Springfield District— G. W. Flagge, C. F. Juvinall, S. A. Bullard, A. R. 
Crook. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

President, W. A. Smith; Vice President, S. H. Whitlock; Secretary, F. B. 

Madden; Treasurer, H. C. Gibbs. 

Class of 1923 — F. A. Havighurst, Christie Galeener, B. F. Shipp. 

Class of 1924— W. A. Smith, S. H. Whitlock, H. C. Gibbs. 

Class of 1925— F. B. Madden, C. F. Buker, T. N. Ewing. 

BOARD OF STEWARDS. 
Class of 1923— Walter Mitchell, Milton Wilson, W. G. Lloyd. 
Class of 1924 — E. L. Tobie, G. W. Flagge. P. P. Carson. 
Class of 1925— R. Y. Williams, A. B. Peck, J. O. Kirkpatrick. 

TRUSTEES DOMESTIC MISSIONS AND CHURCH AID SOCIETY. 

Ministers. 
Class of 1923— D. V. Gowdy, A. L. Caseley, C. F. Buker. 
Class of 1924 — C. D. Robertson, W. W. Henry, F. E. Lockridge. 
Class of 1925 — C. J. Lotz, J. D. Kruwel, Wilbert Dowson. 

Laymen. 
Class of 1923— B. F. Kagey, O. T. Purl, W. J. Porter. 
Class of 1924 — Thomas Hopper, Lee Matheny, J. E. Orr. 
Class of 1925 — C. H. Lemen, Herman Mayer, A. H. Hoenig. 

CONFERENCE DEACONESS BOARD. 
President — C. W. F. Smith, Quincy, Illinois. 
Vice President — A. C. Piersel, Bloomington, Illinois. 
Second Vice-President — ^Mrs. Eva Frields, Quincy, Illinois. 
Secretary and Treasurer — G. L. Losh, Beardstown, Illinois. 



14 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Members of the Illinois Conference Deaconess Board. 

1. Bishop Nicholson. 

2. Seven District Superintendents — 

3. Four members from the Conference, viz: C. W. F. Smith, G. L. Losh, 
A. C. Piersel, C. R. Morrison. 

4. Two from Board of Managers Chaddock Boys' School, W. T. Beadles, 
M. F. Singleton. 

BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Ex-Officio. 

President Joseph R. Harker, Illinois Woman's College; President W. J. 
Davidson, Illinois Wesleyan; Supt. James C. Baker, Wesley Foundation. 

Class of 1923— W. D. Fairchild, J. A. Cathcart, C. R. Morrison, Cliff 
Guild, H. W. McPherson, H. R. Suavely, A. C. Adams, L. J. Owen, C. M. 
Duncan, L. G. Snerley. 

Class of 1924 — A. K. Byrns, J. S. McClellan, J. C. Baker, John Kissack, 
A. R. Grummon, O. T. Purl, E. M. Antrim, J. J. Reeve, F. A. McCarty, G. H. 
Wilson, H. A. Keck. 

Class of 1925 — C. W. Groves, F. A. Havighurst, B. T. Huff, T. N. Ewing, 
Eva Frields, A. S. Chapman, I. B. Merritt, C. E. Pettit, Theodore Kemp. 

OFFICERS OF THE PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY. 
President— B. F. Shipp. 
Vice-President — Christie Galeener. 
Secretary — H. C. Gibbs. 
Treasurer — Hiram B. Prentice. 

Board of Managers — A. M. Wells, C. F. Buker, George Connard, L, W. 
Snerley. 

BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Ministers — W. G. Lloyd, P. P. Carson, F. A. Havighurst, and the District 
Superintendents. 

Laymen — J. W. Brecken, Fred Wanless, J. E. Harrold, W. A. Joy, I. B. 
Blackstock, B, F. Kagey, B. F. Huff, G. O. Burton, W. H. Bruce, C. C. Jones. 

BOARD OF SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

Districts Pastors Laymen 

Bloomington A. R. Grummon Fred Hitch 

Champaign Jesse L. Murrell J. A. Love 

Decatur E. V. Young Dr. E. T. Evans 

Jacksonville J. O. Kirkpatrick T. V. Hopper 

Mattoon A. C. Adams C. A. Vest 

Quincy Howard Leach V. G. Musselman 

Springfield A. B. Peck H. D. Lukenbill 

CONFERENCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 
President — E. G. Sandmyer. 

Vice-Presidents — Board of District Superintendents. 
Corresponding Secretary — C. S. Chapman. 
Librarian— C. S. Boyd. 
Recording Secretary — C. F. Juvinall. 
Treasurer — R. W. Ennis. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 15 



IV. 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES. 



(A) STANDING COMMITTEES 1922. 

In all cases the first named will be the Convener of the Committee. 

Benevolences: 

(c) W. W. Theobald, J. W. Dundas, L. G. Adams, O. F. Jones, A. R. Wassell, 
C. E. Parsons, C. W. Monson, A. L. Shafer, G. E. Scrimger, H. M. Ingram, 
Peter Kittle, W. G. Pulliam, J. F. Wohlfarth, F. E. Smith. 

Church Literature: 

(b) D. F. Nelson, K. F. Kroughoff, H. A. Litherland, R. J. Wroughton, C. A. 

Ward, J. C. Ewing, M. D. Tremaine, E. K. Crews, S. N. Wakefield, D. L. 

JefEers, C. J. Lotz, F. E. Lochridge, J. M. Judy, S. C. Pierce. 

Claims of Book Concern: 

(d) W. W. Henry, E. S. Borton, J. R. Cheuvront, C. H. Davis, M. F. Ault, 
Oscar Stewart, M. G. Coleman, Gordon Waggoner. 

Conference Claimants and Preachers Aid: 

(m) P. P. Carson, T. S. Mitchell, Walter Mitchell, H. T. Willson, J. S. Smith, 
J. A. Biddle, J. T. Stretton, W. P. Bowman, A. E. Cole, W. E. Whitlock, 
C. Galeener, J. N. Meaker, Milton Wilson, L. E. Baldwin. 

Conference Relation: 

Class 1922— R. W. Ennis, R. L. Steed, C. F. Buker, C. F. Juvinall. 
Class 1923 — F. A. McCarty, B. F. Shipp, H. W. McPherson, A. L. Caseley. 
Class 1924 — E. J. Campbell, D. F. Gowdy, J. C. Brown, A. H. Flagge, 
F. B. Madden, A. M. Wells. 

Domestic Missions; 

(s) J. C. Bell. B. D. Mallinson, W. D. Mcintosh, R. A. Illk, J. H. Singleton, 

E. E. Mohl, J. D. Kruwel, A. N. Simmons, O. H. Meyers, H. F. Higgins, 
W. C. Harms, H. A. Sherman, G. N. Wilkerson. 

Education: 

(q) A. R. Grummon, E. V. Young, J. A. Betcher, A. L. Caseley, C. F. W. 

Smith, H. L. Thrall, C. M. Corrie, T. B. Lugg, H. H. Waltmire. Chester 

Smith, C. D. Robertson, J. E. Evans, H. A. Keck, H. W. McPherson, J. 

C. Baker, A. S. Chapman, C. F. Buker, A. C. Adams, F. A. Havighurst, 

G. W. Flagge, A. B. Peck. 

Evangelism: 

C. W. Ivie, W. E. Keenan, E. K. Towle, Samuel Graves, H. R. Funk, J. 

F. Long, W. A. Phillippee, F. B. Ward, P. Raymond Powers, T. B. Lugg, 
E. L. Tobie, C. S. McCoUom, G. L. Losh. C. L. Stokes. 

Hospitals and Philanthropies: 

O. B. Hess, Wm. Cross, J. C. Berry, S. R. Reno, D. O. McRoberts, A. A. 
Luce, E. H. Sauer, S. H. Hoar, S. N. Madden, J. S. Tharp, G. W. Randal, 
W. S. Phillips, S. T. Weaver, W. F. Pitner. 

Memoirs: 

W. A. Smith, E. J. Williams, C. Galeener, P. P. Carson, J. F. Wohlfarth. 
H. B. Montgomery, C. R. Morrison. 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 



Minute Fund: 

G. W. Holmes, J. C. McMahon, H. F. Powell, J. Fred Melvin, Joseph 
Hallam, P. J. Rinehart, O. E. Martin. 

Post Office: 

Harold Hartman, W. A. Schell, G. T. Wetzel, J. N. Jerman, C. L. Bell, 
Alfred Wicks, J. J. Gross. 

Privileges: 

C. F. Buker, D. V. Gowdy, C. R. Morrison. 

Resolutions: 

H. F. Cusic, J. D. Shouse, E. T. Palmer, T. A. Adams, Jesse Murrell, B. 
H. Pinkston, O. L. Clapper. W. H. McGliee, C. H. Young, A. A. White, 
T. H. Tull, C. W. Hamand, Wilbert Dowson, D. H. Hartley. 

State and County: 

J. O. Kirkpatrick, J. W. Armstrong, L. S. Ellison, C. S. Boyd, E. A. 
Hedges, A. L. Caseley, H. G. Beck, J. W. Starr, C. E. Liston, S. C 
Williams, A. A. Heinlein, J. P. Cummins, L. B. Baldwin, C. R. Underwood. 

Sunday School and Epworth League: 

R. S. Fairchild, C. R. Booth, E. G. Sandmeyer, Howard Leach, C. E. 
Pettit, J. C. Brown, W. F. Hunter, C. H. Thrall, Boyd L. Rudd, J. D. 
Butler, J. F. Long, H. L. Wood, Harry Evans. 

W. F. & W. H. Missionary Society: 

P. G. Batty, M. S. Bumpus, J. R. Warlick, John Eldridge, H. R. Funk, 
H. W. Kruzan, F. C. Read, J. M. Tull. J. D. Ewers, W. D. Mcintosh, C. T. 
Pilch, A. S. Weiss, S. A. D. Mcintosh, W. W. Theobald. 

B SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Committee on Surveys. 

Bloomington District — E. H. Sauer. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 

Champaign — Jesse Murrell. Quincy— W. G. Pulliam. 

Decatur — O. L. Clapper. Springfield — Charles J. Lotz. 
Jacksonville — G. W. Randle. 

Vice-Presidents of Districts. 

Bloomington — E. H. Sauer. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 

Champaign — Jesse Murrell. Quincy — E. C. Swaney. 

Decatur — O. L. Clapper. Springfield — B. D. Mallinson. 
Jacksonville — G. M. Hayes. 

Commission Illinois Conference Epworth League Institute. 

Ministers — E. G. Sandmeyer, President; C. R. Booth, Dean; E. V. Young, 
H. G. Beck, J. D. Butler, Howard Leach, Jesse Murrell, D. V. Gowdy, G. L. 
Losh, Chesteen Smith. H. A. Keck, A. R. Grumnion, T. H. Tull, W. G. Pulliam. 

Laymen — Judge H. R. Suavely, Thos. V. Hopper, Wm. R. Baker, Essel 
Dillavou, Louis O. Unger, Carl Shaw. 

Dean of Women — Mrs. N. M. Rigg. • 

Officers of Epworth League. 

E. G. Sandmeyer, President; Howard Leach, Secretary. 

Triers of Appeals. 

A. C. Piersel, A. H. Flagge, Christie Galeener, S. H. Whitlock, B. F. Shipp. 
Alternates: A. L. Caseley, W. A. Smith. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 17 

Officers of the Rural Pastors' Association. 
President — J. H. Singleton. 
Vice-President — Homer F. Delap. 
Secretary Treasurer — J. C. Berry. 

District Vice-Presidents. 
Bloomington — J. Fred Melvin. Jacksonville — G. M. Hayes. 

Champaign-Danville — Jesse Murrell. Mattoon — S. H. Hoar. 
Decatur — O. L. Clapper. Quincy — H. A. Litherland. 

Springfield— O. E. Martin. 

Members of Commission on Conference Claimants' Campaign for 
Endowment Fund. 
Ministers: 
C. M. Duncan, Bloomington. E. S. Combs, Quincy. 

A. K. Byrns, Champaign. E. M. Antrim, Springfield. 

T. N. Ewing, Decatur. R. Y. Williams, Sidell. 

E. L. Fletcher, Jacksonville. B. F. Shipp, Tuscola. 

W. D. Fairchild, Mattoon. A. M. Wells, Decatur. 

Laymen : 
W. H. Firke, Mansfield. Judge H. R. Snavely, Marshall. 

Judge F. H. Boggs, Urbana. D. L. Musselman, Quincy. 

Lloyd W. Snerly, Decatur. Ira B. Blackstock, Springfield. 

C. C. Grimmett, Palmyra. 

Ex-Officio: 
H. C. Gibbs, Decatur. 

Lay Members at Large: 
Hiram B. Prentice, Decatur. Benjamin F. Kagey, Tuscola. 

Edgar S. Barnes, Springfield. 

Commission of Twenty-one. 

The Commission of Twenty-one was ordered continued, two from each 
District (three of whom are to be District Superintendents) and seven at 
large, as follows: 

Bloomington — F. A. McCarty, F. B. Madden. 

Champaign-Danville — H. W. McPherson, H. A. Keck. 

Decatur — E. J. Campbell, A. M. Wells. 

Jacksonville— E. L. Fletcher, S. W. Phillips. 

Mattoon— A. S. Chapman, W. D. Fairchild. 

Quincy— C. F. W. Smith, A. R. Grummon. 

Springfield — E. M. Antrim, G. W. Flagge. 

AT LARGE— J. W. Van Cleve, E. G. Sandmeyer, B. F. Shipp, H. C. Gibbs, 
C. F. Buker, Christie Galeener, A. C. Adams. 

RELATED INTERESTS— J. C. Baker, W. J. Davidson, J. R. Harker, 
Mrs. Eva Frields, T. N. Ewing, E. S. Combs, Charles M. Duncan, A. K. Byrns. 

Commission to Publish the Minutes of 1922. 

C. S. Boyd, Treasurer, C. F. Juvlnal, E. M. Antrim, F. B. Madden, mem- 
ber ex-offlcio. 



18 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Ten Year Program, 

Bishop Thos. Nicholson, chairman ex-officio; I. B. Blackstock, B. F. 
Kagey, C, C. Grimmett, Chas. Caughlin, S. A. Murdock, J. C. Nate, Arthur 
S. Chapman, F. A. McCarty, E. S. Combs, H. A. Keck, "W. D. Fairchild, E. M. 
Antrim, T. N. Ewing, Chas. Duncan, B. L. Fletcher, A. K. Byrns, C. F. 
Junival, F. B. Madden, Theodore Kemp, Joseph Harker, J. C. Baker, Mrs. 
Eva Frields, B. F. Shipp, W. A. Smith, Lee Matheny, W. G. Lloyd, H. C. 
Gibbs, I. Love, Clyde Booth, Mrs. Kate Pfitzenmyer, Mrs. E. G. Coon, J. W. 
Davidson, E. G. Sandmeyer, R. W. Ennis. C. S. Boyd, A. K. Byrns. 

ON ORGANIZATION— F. A. MaCarty, E. M. Antrim, J. C. Baker, W. D. 
Fairchild. 

Committee on State Legislation and Morals. 

E. M. Antrim, T. N. Ewing, C. S. Boyd, F. A. Havighurst, Wilbert 
Dowson. 

Representatives to World Christian Citizenship Conference. 
Chesteen Smith, T. B. Lugg, C. W. Monson, E. L. Ellison, E. A. Hedges. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 19 



V. 

DISCIPLINARY QUESTIONS. 



1. Is this Annual Conference Incorporated According to the Requirement 
of the Discipline? 

Ans. It is. 

2. Who have been Received by Transfer, and from what Conference? 

Ans. W. J. Weber, Oregon; Willard A. Goodell, Oklahoma, Albeit L. Wood, 
Kansas; Roy F. Sturgell (in studies of the first year), Kansas. 

3. Who have been Readmitted? 

Ans. W. M. Hailey. (Located 111. Conference 1920.) 

4. Who have been Received on Credentials, and from what Churches? 
Ans. None. 

5. Who have been Received on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Tear. 

Ans. Paul M. Curry, Ernest H. Duling, Harmon Kelly, .loseph C. McMahon, 
Lloyd G. Strouse, Louis O. Unger, Roy F. Sturgell. 

(b) Studies of Third Year under the Seminary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

6. Who have been Continued on Trial? 

(a) In Studies of First Year. 

Ans. George E. Baldridge", Frank R. Doland, Harry R. Evans, Jual R. Ford, 
Samuel Graves, Leiand L. Lawrence, Clarence C. Nordling, Ray L. Ragan, Paul 
J. Snyder, Harold D. Suhm. 

(b) In Studies of Second Year. 

Ans. Harlow B. Ambler, Harry A. Cochran, Homer M. Hoewing, J. Fred Mel- 
vin, Benjamin H. Pinkston. 

(c) In Studies of Third Year. 
Ans. None. 

(d) In Studies of Fourth Year. 
Ans. None. 

7. Who have been Discontinued? 
Ans. Nond. 

8. Who have been admitted into Full Membership? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Dt'acons this year. 

Ans. Raymond H. Laury (transferred from the Kansas conference for 
ordination and then re-transferred). Mead M. Marshall, Richard .1. Wroughton. 

(b) Ele'cted and Ordained Deacons previously. 
Ans. Homer F. Delap, John M. Phillips. 

9. What Members are in Studies of Third Year? 

(a) Admitted into Full Membership this year. 
Ans. Mead M. Marshall, Richard J. Wroughton. 

(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. 

Ans. Fred A. Buchholtz, Herman H. Dill, Joseph D. EweVs, CIvia U. Un- 
derwood. 

10. What Members are in Studies of Fourth Year? 

Ans. James J. Gross. Bert M. Petty, Guy W. Holmes, Boyd L. Rudd, Charles 
L. Stokes. 



20 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

11. What Members have Completed the Conference Course of Study? 

(a) Elected and Ordained Elders this ye'ar. 

Ans. Paul B. Carson, Wilbur E. Keenan, Howard Leach, Jesse L. Murrill, 
Martin H. Neumeyer, James D. Ree'd, John T. Stewart (the last named to be 
ordained by Bishop Hughes). 

(b) Elected and Ordained Elders previously. 
Ans. Homer P. Delap. 

(c)Elected and Ordained Elders under the Seminary Rule. 
Ans. Merrill C. Faulk, Elmer D. Palmer. 

12. What others have been Elected and Ordained Deacons? 

(a) As Local Preachers. 
Ans. None. 

(b) Under Missionary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

(c) Under the Seminary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

13. What others have been Elected and Ordained Elders? 

(a) As Local Deacons. 
Ans. None. 

(b) Under the Missionary Rule. 
Ans. None. 

14. Was the Character of each Preacher examined? 
Ans. Yes. 

15. Who have been Transferred, and to what Conferences? 

Ans. P. P. Bonnefon, Central Illinois; Howard M. Ellis, Central Illinois; G. B. 
Hammer, West Virginia; Raymond H. Laury, Kansas; J. W. Miller, Oklahoma. 

16. Who have died? 

Ans. A. D. Moon, W. A. McKinne-y, E. H. Lugg. J. P. Hillerby, M. B. 
McPadden, C. W. Caseley, C. P. McKown, J. J. Dugan, W. H. We'bster. 

17. Who have been Located at their own Request? 

Ans. L. G. Cummings, A. R. Carlberg, A. J. Jockish, A. H. McConnell, 
Frederick J. Talbot (a Deacon in Studies of the Third Year). 

18. Who have been located? 

Ans. Ii'a S. Haverfield (a Deacon in Studies of the Third Year). 

19. Who have Withdrawn? 

Ans. G. A. Cox, John M. Phillips (a Deacon in Studies of the Third Year), 
and Simeon C. Williams (all three to unite with the Congregational Church). 

20. Who have been permitted to Withdraw under Charges or Complaints? 
Ans. None. 

21. Who have been Expelled? 
Ans. None. 

22. What other personal Notation should be made? 
Ans. None. 

23. Who are the Supernumerary Ministers, and for what number of years 
consecutively has each held this Relation? 

Ans. C. L. Bell (1), S. W. Beggs (1), T. L. Hancock (5), J. L. Hardfc"sty (2), 
J. O. Lehman (2), R. P. McDaniel (1), A. J. Patrick (1), J. M. Judy (2), T. F. 
Shouse (1). 



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24. Who are the Retired Ministers? 

Ans. A. H. Alkire (1903), J. E. Artz (1920), H. C. Augustus (1915) M. F. 

Ault (1920), E. M. Barringer (1917), D. T. Black (1916), J. S. Bicknell (i916), 
Lewis Campbell (1919), T. A. Canady (1893), S. A. Cecil (1906), Abner Clark (1917), 
E. O. Clark (1913), Thornton Clark (1918), M. P. Collier (1913), J. B. Colwell (1906), 
J. W. Crane (1886), J. L. Dimmitt (1912), J. M. Duff (1914), J. L. B. Ellis (1901), 
J. C. Enninger (1920), G. A. Fi-azier (1904), C. M. M. Fultz (1918), W. F. Gilmore 
(1920), J. M. Goodspeed (1916), C. P. Hard (1904), R. N. Hathaway (1900), J. D. 
Hennessey (1914), M. E. Hobart (1915), J. B. Homey (1914), S. H. Ruber (1907), 
R. B. Hubbart (1922), T. F. Hartman (1922), E. M. Jeffers (1914), W. M. Johnson 
(1914), R. C. Jones (1921), D. D. KensO (1907), J. A. Kumler (1914). C. P. Masden 
(1910), R. E. Mathis (1913), W. W. Mcintosh (1901), W. A. McKinney (1905), 
W. E. Means (1893), D. T. Miles (1908), Jasper Miller (1915), J. Wesley Miller 
(1904), P. N. Minier (1890), J. P. Morton (1917), C. R. Morrison (1921), W. H. 
Musgrove (1909), H. B. Montgomery (1922), A. L. Plowman (1909), L. A. Powell 
(1896), G. W. Read (1900), J. R. Reasoner (1901), W. A. Reynolds (1911) W. E. 
Rose (1912), W. N. Rutledge (1911), E. M. Smith (1914), W. A. Smith (1918), J. A. 
Stout (1910), C. B. Taylor (1913), H. S. Tyron (1896), H. C. Turner (1916) J W. 
Van Cleve (1922), L. F. Walden (1901), E. S. Wamsley (1901), M. M. Want (1917), 
H. G. Wass (1912), Charles Wehrman (1918), Abraham WeUs (1905), S. H. Whitlock 
(1909), M. P. Wilkin (1909), Anthus Willard (1913), C. G. Wood (1893) T B 
Wright (1922), J. M. Young (1900). 

25. Who are the Triers of Appeals? 

Ans. A. C. Piersel, S. H. Whitlock, A. H. Flagge, B. F. Shipp, Christie 
Geleene-r, A. L. Caseley, W. A. Smith. 

26. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension? 

27. What is the Annual Report of the Conference Board of Foreign Mis- 
sions? 

28. What is the Statistical Report? 
Ans. See the Statistician's Report. 

29. What is the Conference Treasurer's Report? 
Ans. See the Conference Treasurer's Report. 

30. (a) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by the 
General Conference, as reported by the Conference Treasurer? 

Ans. $421,060. 

''b) What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by 
the Annual Conference as reported by the Conference Treasurer? 
Ans. $48,794. 

31. What are the Claims on the Conference Funds? 

32. What has been received on these Claims. 

Ans. From the Book Concern, $3,754; from Annual Conf. Investments, 
$1,400 from the Chartered Fund, $35; from Pastoral Charges, $45,391; from the 

Board of Conf. Claimants, $250. Total, 

(b) How has it been Applied? 

Ans. See report of Board of Stewards. 

33. What amount has been apportioned to the Pastoral Charges within the 
Conference, to be raised for the support of Conference Claimants? (IJSSS.) 

Ans. $52,700. 

34. What amount has been paid by the Conference Treasurer to the Board 
of Conference Claimants for Connectional Relief? 

Ans. $1,269. 

35. Where are the Preachers Stationed? 
Ans. See List of Appointments. 

36. Where shall the Next Conferen'^e be held; 
Ans. First Church, Champaign. 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



VI. 

APPOINTMENTS. 



The names In brackets are supplies. 
Undergraduates in black letter. 



3. Figures at the left of the Charge indicate the number of preaching: polnta; 
figures at the right of the pastor's name indicate the number of years of Bervlc« 
in that appointment. 



BLOOMINGTON DISTRICT— Charles M. Duncan, District Supesrintendent— 3. 
(P. O. Bloomington, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

2 Arrowsmith Frank R. Doland 2 

1 Atlanta Ray L. Ragan 

1 Beaeon (G. H. Billings) 

1 Bellflower G. T. Stretton 

1 Bloomington, First. F. A. McCarty 
1 BloomingHon, Grace. A^Iu. Caseley 
1 Bloomington, Park.W. A. Keenan 

1 Bondville Jual R. Ford 

1 Clinton F. B. Madden 

1 Covel Homer M. Hoewing 

1 Deland R. L. Steed 

1 Delavan D. F. Nelson 

3 DeWitt M. S. Bumpus 

1 Downs A. A. White 

2 Ebenezer Ct Louis O. Unger 

1 Farmer City C. H. Young 

1 Fisher J. N. Jerman 

1 Gibson City F. E. Smith 

1 Green Valley D. O. McRoberts 

1 Hartsburg Herman H. Dill 

2 Heyworth W. A. Phillippe 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Hopedale W. F. Bowman 6 

2 LeRoy T. B. Lugg 2 

1 Lincoln A. R. Grummon 1 

1 Lincoln Ct. 

Richard J. Wroughton 1 

1 Mahomet C. H. Davis 1 

1 Mansfield J. E. Evans 3 

1 Mason City J. F. Wohlfarth 3 

1 McLe'an ...E. H. Sauer 1 

1 Minier Lloyd G. Strouse 2 

1 New Holland (G. E. Mayo) 1 

1 San Jose J. W. Star 1 

1 Saybroolv U. Grant Johnston 1 

1 Seymour S. R. Reno 1 

1 Shirley (To Be SuppUed) 

1 Wapella A. G. Camine 2 

Bloomington 

1 Waynesville K. F. Kroughoff 1 

2 AVeedman J. Fred Melvln 4 

1 Weldon T. A. Adams 1 

2 White Heath A. L. Simmons 3 



CHAMPAIGN-DANVILLE DISTRICT— A. K. Burns, District Superintendent— 2. 
(P. O. Champaign, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Ye; 

2 Armstrong E. E. Mehl 

2 Bismarclt (Harold Sortor) 

1 Catlin J. S. Smith 

1 Champaign, First H. A. Keck 

Assistant, Paul E. Carson 

2 Collison (G. E. Burton) 

1 Danville, Central Park 

(M. G. Coleman) 
1 Danville, Grace. (W. H. Downing) 
1 Danville, Lincoln. F. B. Lochridge 
1 Danville, Mcl?;inley. . (J. M. Judy) 
1 Danville, St. James 

H. W. McPherson 
1 DanviUe, Tilton E. L. Carson 

1 Danville, Vermilion Hts. 

(L. E. Wlmbrow) 

2 Dewey, Mt. Vernon.. F. M. Harry 

2 East Lynn W. B. Theobald 

2 Fairmont- Jamaica A. L. Honn 

1 Fithian A-. N. Simmons 

1 Georgetown A. S. Flannigan 

1 Gifford (Laren Spear) 

.3 Henning (S. E. Garth) 

1 Homer •. A. H. Flagg 

1 Hoppeston H. G. Beck 



Charge Appointee Year 

2 Ludlow Samuel Graves 1 

2 McKendree!-Fairview 

(To Be Supplied) 

1 Oakwood Leiand L. Laurence 2 

2 Ogden Boyd L. Rudd 1 

1 Paxton J. D. Kruwel 1 

1 Penfield (Raymond H. Laury) 2 

1 Philo Joseph C. McMahon 2 

2 Potomac Guy DeVhirst 

1 Rankin A. S. Weilss 

1 Rantoul H. S. Jackson 

2 Rossville J. A. Biddle 

1 Savoy (C. R. Morrison) 

1 Shiloh J. H. Singleton 

2 St. Joseph J. L. Murrell 

;i Sidney William Cross 

1 Swartz (J. M. Judy) 

Danville 

1 Tolono (G. E. Hass) 

1 Thomasboro (R. B. Hubbart) 

1 Urbana, First.. E. G. Sandmeyer 
1 Urbana, Grace.. (Allen L. Claxon) 

1 Urbana, Trinity J. C. Baker 16 

Associate, G. V. Mitzel 3 
Assistant, T. Lee Knotts 2 



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DECATUR DISTRICT— T. N. EWING, District Superintendent— 3. 
(P. O. Decatur, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Argenta (H. B. Pollock) 2 

1 Arthur G. N. Wilkerson 1 

1 Assumption Milton Wilson 5 

2 Atwood-Macedonia.L. K. Baldwin 1 
1 Beme-nt H. T. Wlllson 1 

1 Bethany A. L. Shafer 1 

2 Boody-Blue Mound 

(J. L. McGiffln) 1 

2 Caldwell-Rosedale (P. L. York) 2 

1 Cerro Gordo B. L. Tobie 3 

1 Cisco H. L. Thrall 4 

2 Clarksburg Ct To Be Supplied 

1 Cowden C. S. McCollom 2 

1 Decatur, First Cheste?en Smith 3 

1 Decatur Grace A. M. Wells 4 

1 Decatur, St. Paul's.. H. F. Powell 1 

1 Elwin Fred A. Buckholtz 3 

1 Findlay A. R. Wassell 1 

1 Findlay- St. Mary's 

(D. A. Shuck) 1 

1 Forsythe (Webst<r Markland) 1 

2 Garret-Cartwright 

Mead M. Marshall 6 
2 Hammond-Ashbury 

W. H. McGhee 2 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Harristown Ernest H. Dullng 1 

3 LaPlace-Lintner-Long Creek 

Cliva R. Underwood 2 

1 Latham Paul M. Curry 1 

2 Lakewood (W. D. Russell) 2 

1 Lovington O. B. Hess 1 

1 Macon O. L. ClappeT 2 

1 Maroa W. W. Theobald 2 

1 Monticello C. W. Monson 2 

1 Moweaqua R. Y. Williams 2 

1 Shelbyville, First E. V. Young 4 

2 Sadorus J. C. Berry 1 

1 Sanner Chapel.. (W. H. Stephens) 1 

2 Sargent and Lake City 

George E. Baldrldge 1 

1 Sharon C. L. Bell 1 

1 Strasburg Circuit 

To Be Supplied 1 

1 Stewardson E. K. Crews 2 

1 Sullivan E. J. Campbell 3 

1 Tower Hill S. T. Weaver 1 

1 Warrensburg. ..Gordon Waggoner 2 

1 Windsor M. D. Tremine 3 

5 Windsor Circuit 

Harry A. Cochran 2 



•JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT— Ernest L. Fletcher, District Superintendent— 5. 
(P. O. Jacksonville, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

Ashland J. A. Betcher 4 

Ashland Circuit (To Be Supp'ied) 

Athens C. A. Ward 2 

Auburn A. L. Wood h 

Bath (D. C. Byus) 2 

Berdan (Amos Crawford) 2 

Bluff Springs J. R. Cheuvront 1 

Carrollton C. Galeener 6 

Carlinville W. S. Phillips 6 

Chandlerville (D. C. Byus) 3 

Chatham J. R. Warlick 3 

Chesterfield J. C. Ewing b 

Concord (S. C. Hilburn) 2 

Curran (Geo. M. Hayes) 5 

Durbin and Provide'nce 

(P. M. Rule) 2 

P. O. Jacksonville 

Easton (A. J. Henderson) 2 

Franklin H. A. Sherman 3 

Forest City Olin Lee 1 

Girard H. F. Cusic 1 

Greenfield J. M. Armstrong 3 

Greenfield Circuit (Thos. Symons) I 

Havana A. A. Luce 1 

Island Grove'-Alexander 

J. D. Reed 1 

P. O. New Berlin 
Jacksonville, Brooklyn 

G. W. Randle 5 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Jacksonville. Centenary 

C. D. Robertson 2 

1 Jacksonville, Grace. Thos. H. Tull 4 
3 Jacksonville, Circuit 

P. J. Rine-hart 2 

1 Lowder (J. M. Shields) 1 

1 Loami J. M. Eldredge 2 

3 Lynnville G. T. Wetzel 4 

P. O. Jacksonville 

2 Manchester Harry Ingram 1 

2 Modesto Wiley Johnson 1 

1 Murrayville W. C. Harms 1 

4 Nilwood (J. B. Wunderlick) 7 

3 Oakford Harry E. Evans 1 

2 Pleasant Plains J. M. Me'eker 5 

1 Palmyra E. A. Hedges 1 

1 Petersburg G. E. Scrimger 2 

1 Roodhouse A. E. Cole 1 

1 Rockbridge (Thos. Symons) 2 

2 Thayer-Wesley. . .To Be Supplied 

1 Virginia D. V. Gowdy 2 

1 Virden W. W. He^nry 3 

1 Waverly C. W. Ivie 1 

4 Waverly Circuit 

(C. W. Andrews) 2 

1 White "W^all J. O. Kirkpatrick 3 

1 Winchester C. M. Corrie 3 

2 We'st Jacksonville 

(F. E. Bracewell) 3 



MATTOON DISTRICT— W. D. Fairchild, District Superintendent- 
(P. O. Mattoon. Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

2 Allerton S. A. D. Mcintosh 1 

1 Areola A. C. Adams 1 

2 Broadlands C. E. Parsons 2 

2 Brocton Joseph Hallam 1 

2 Camargo F. E. Neumeyer 3 

1 Casey R. S. Fairchild 1 

1 Charleston P. P. Carson 3 

4 Charleston Circuit.. H. R. Wardell 2 

J Chrisman S. N. Wakefield 2 



Charge Appointee Year 

4 Edgar C. B. Hogue 1 

4 Gays W. A. Schell 2 

4 Greenup J. D. Shouse 3 

2 Hindsboro E. R. Poore 1 

3 Humbolt R. L. Shores 2 

1 Hume D. L. Jeff ers 2 

1 Indlanola W. A. Boyd 1 

1 Kansas T. S. Mitchell 2 

4 Kansas Circuit S. H, Hoar 4 



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1922 



MATTOON DISTRICT— Continued. 



Charge Appointee Year 

3 Lerna H. P. Higgins 1 

1 Marshall C. E. Pettit 3 

4 Marshall Circuit and West Union 

J. M. Harvey) 1 

1 Martinsville R. N. Montague 1 

5 Martinsville Circuit R. A. Illk 1 

1 Mattoon C. F. Buker 2 

2 Metcalf Harlow B. Ambler 1 

4 Murdock. Benjamin H. Plnkston 1 

1 Neoga Peter Kittel 1 

1 Newman A. A. Heinlein 2 

1 Oakland J. P. Cummins 4 

1 Paris, First A. S. Chapman 4 



Charge Appointee 
3 Paris, Tabernacle 

(To Be 

1 Pesotum W. D. 

1 Ridge Farm Joseph 

1 Sidell F. 

3 Toledo (To Be 

2 Trilla and ■ Allenville 

(S. H. 
1 Tuscola B. 

4 Vermillion J. 

1 Villa Grove W. 

1 Westfleld Bert 

3 West Union.... (To Be 



Year 

Supplied) 

Mcintosh 2 

D. Ewers 2 
B. Ward 2 
Supplied) 

Hughart) 6 

F. Shipp 3 

E. Willey 2 

G. Lloyd 2 
M. Petty 3 
Supplied) 



QUINCY DISTRICT— E. S. Combs, District Superintendent— 3. 
(P. O. Quincy, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee Year 

1 Astoria Charles L. Stokes 2 

4 Astoria Circuit 

(Herman I. Newell) 1 

1 Augusta H. A. Litherland 2 

1 Barry H. H. Waltmire 1 

L Basco Harmon Kelley 1 

1 Beardstown G. L. Losh l< 

4 Beverly (O. E. Hatfield) 1 

2 Bluffs E. T. Palme-r 3 

1 Bowen C. H. Thrall 1 

1 Brooklyn (E. Lauren Berkley) 1 

5 Camden E. S. Borton 2 

1 Camp Point C. W. .Hamand 1 

4 Chambersburg Ct. (J. W. Manuel) 1 

(P. O. Chambersburg) 

1 Clayton E. J. Williams 2 

4 Columbus To Be Supplied 

2 Fowler and Hebron 

(Walte-r Wartic) 
(P. O. Camp Point) 

i Florence (J. L. Hess) 2 

2 Detroit (J. L. Hess) 2 

1 Golden W. F. Pitner 2 

1 Griggsville O. H. Myers 2 

2 Huntsville and Pulaski 

(G. G. Maple) 3 

3 Hulls (Flovd Meeker) 1 

1 Kinderhook J. M. Tull 2 

2 LaPrairie (H. H. Fle'tcher) 1 

3 Lima (Q. P. Albertson) 1 

3 Littleton W. E. Whitlock 2 



Charge Appointee 



Year 



3 Loraine. . . . (Geo. F. McCumber) 

2 Mendon and Marblehead 

(Janife's Doland) 
P. O. Quincy 

1 Meredosia Guy W. Holmes 

1 Mt. SteTling J. W. Dundas 

1 Milton (Mrs. J. L. Hess) 

P. O. Detroit 

3 Naples F. C. Read 

1 New Canton (C. T. Pilch) 

4 New Salem (L. R. Keoser) 

1 Paloma (Fred Payne) 

1 Payson B. C. Swaney 4 

3 Perry ...W. M. Hailey 1 

1 Pittsfleld W. G. Pulliam 1 

1 Pleasant Hill W. F. Hunter 2 

4 Plainsville) (Emory Philippe) 1 

1 Plymouth (L,. T. Henninger) 1 

2 Quincy, Grace Church 

Howard Leach 1 
1 Quincy, Vermont Street 

C. F. W. Smith 2 

1 Rigston (To Be Supplied) 

2 Rockport (W. A. Hostetter) 1 

1 Rushville J. C. Brown 2 

5 Rushville Circuit (M. J. Hall) 2 

1 Versailles P. G. Batty 1 

1 Warsaw ( Howard Davis) 1 

2 We'st Point and Stillwell 

James J. Gross 2 



SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT— Eugene M. Antrim, District Supe^-intendent— 6. 
(P. O. Springfield, Illinois.) 



Charge Appointee 

1 Blue Mound J. D. Butler 

1 Blue Mound-Bethel. ..J. F. Long 

3 Buckhart E. S. Vorbeck 

(P. O. Custer) 

1 Buffalo I. L. Settles 

2 Butler (X. W. Woodford) 

1 Chestnut ; H. R. Funk 

1 Dawson H. W. Kruzan 

2 DiVernon Walter Mitchell 

1 Edinburg S. N. Madden 

2 Elkhart Fred Ree'd 

1 Farmersville (L. D. Compton) 

1 Grove City H. F. Delap 

(P. O. Edinburg) 

1 Hillsboro A. B. Peck 

1 Illiopolis D. H. Hartley 

1 Irving Harry Willard 

1 Kenney (W. J. Goreham) 

1 Kincaid J. W. WiUiams 



Year 

1 
1 
1 

1 

1 
2 



1 Mechanicsburg 



Charge Apjiointee Ye 

1 Middletown (K. W. Walston) 

2 Millersville H. C. Munch 

1 Morrisonville O. F. Jones 



1 Mt. Auburn. . 

2 Mt. Pulaski. 
1 New City 

1 Niantic 

1 Nokomis 



W. G. Montgomery 1 



C. E. Liston 1 

... .J. B. Reynolds 1 

(A. F. AVaters) 2 

(P. O. Rochester) 

...(S. P. Stillman) 1 

J. S. Tharp 3 

Oconee Oscar Stewart 3 

2 Ohlman and Fairvie'w 

(A. J. McCreery) 1 
(P. O. Ohlman) 

1 Owaneco O. E. .Martin 3 

1 Pana C. R. Booth 1 

I Pawnee L. G. Adams 4 

1 Raymond B. D. Mallinson 2 

2 Riverton Gye Park 1 

2 Rochester J. C. Bell 1 

1 Rosemond.... (Robert J. Shears) 2 

2 Sharpsburg A. S. Maxey 1 



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SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT— Continued. 

Charge Appointee Year Charge Appointee Year 

1 Sherman (To Be Supplied) 1 Springfield, Kumler 

2 Shiloh and Tovey Wilbert Dowson 5 

Rov F. Sturgell 1 1 Springfield, Laurel 

(P. O. Morrisonville) C. F. Juvinall 2 

1 Springfield, Douglas Ave. 3 Springfield, Mission Ct. 

C. S. Boyd 4 J. P. Armand 4 

2 Springfield, 18th Street and 1 Stonington L. S. Ellison 2 

Wesley C. J. Lotz 1 1 Taylorville G. W. Flagge 6 

J. P. Armand 1 1 Waggoner To Be Supplied 

I Springfield, First 1 Williamsville R. W. Ennis 1 

P. A. Havighurst 3 I Witt H. W. Hartman 1 



SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

J. A. Lucas, Superintendent of I. O. O. F. Orphans' Home, Lincoln, 111., 
Member of Lincoln Quarterly Conference. 

W. T. Beadles, Chaplain of Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home; Member 
of Vermont Street Quincy Quarterly Conference. 

Lee Howard, Superintendent of Southern District Illinois Anti-Saloon 
League; Member White Hall Quarterly Conference. 

C. M. Barton, Superintendent of Apportionments and Surveys; Commi- 
tee of Conservation and Advance; Member of Greenfield Quarterly Con- 
ference. 

A. C. Piersel, Professor in Illinois Wesleyan University; Member First 
Church Springfield Quarterly Conference. 

J. F. McAnally, Superintendent of Mothers' Jewels Home, York, Neb.; 
Member of Delavan Quarterly Conference. 

A. G. Carnine, Agent for Illinois Wesleyan University; Member Park 
Church Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

H. C. Gibbs, Field Secretary for Commission on Conference Claimants' 
Campaign for Endowment Funds; Member of First Church Decatur Quar- 
terly Conference. 

P. C. Somerviiie, Professor in Illinois Wesleyan University; Member 
of Grace Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

M. O. Beebe, Chaplain in the United States Army; Member of Rood 
house Quarterly Conference. 

P. Raymond Powers, Conference Evangelist, assigned to Bloomington 
District, Quarterly Conference, First Church, Bloomington. 

E. K. Towie, Conference Evangelist and assigned to Champaign-Dan- 
ville District and Field Secretary for Wesley Foundation; Member of the 
Trinity Urbana Quarterly Conference. 

W. H. Neil, Field Representative of the Committee on Conservation and 
Advance; Member of First Church Springfield Quarterly Conference. 

Parker Shields, Superintendent of the Tennessee Anti-Saloon League; 
Member of the Vermont Street Quincy Quarterly Conference. 

J. C. Baker, Director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of 
Illinois. 

Joseph C. Nate, Assistant Secretary of the Board of Education; Mem 
ber of the Trinity Urbana Quarterly Conference. 



26 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

W. J. Davidson, President Illinois Wesleyan University; Member of 
Grace Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

C. W. Gant, Conference Evangelist, assigned to Decatur District; Mem- 
ber Grace Church Decatur Quarterly Conference. 

J. D. Barnhart, Jr., Professor in Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lin- 
coln, Nebraska; Member Grace Church Decatur Quarterly Conference. 

S. C. Pierce, with the Hancher Organization of the Board of Education; 
Member of the Gifford Quarterly Conference. 

Leave of Absence in the Effective Relation, Paragraph 186. 

Theodore Kemp, First Church Bloomington Quarterly Conference. 

Alfred Wicks, Potomac Quarterly Conference. 

M. G. Coleman, Central Park Quarterly Conference. 

The following brethren were left without appointment to attend school: 
Clarence C. Nordling, Harold D. Suhm, P. H. Lotz, P. J. Snyder, T. M. 
Carter, John T- Stewart, M. C. Faulk, E. D. Palmer, M. H. Neumeyer. 

Licensed Deaconesses of the Illinois Conference. 

Employed at Chaddock: Mrs. Eva C. Fields (Supt), Miss Bertha A| 
Beadles (Asst. Supt.), Miss Mary E. "Williamson (Principal of School), Mrs. 
Anna M. Kellogg (Teacher of Bible). 

Employed at Nokomis: In social service, Miss Corinne Calvert. 

Employed at Clinton: As Visiting Deaconess, Miss Harriett L. Severns. 

On Leave of Absence: Miss Emma S. Heverly (Los Angeles, Co.) and 
Miss Mabel G. Millard. 

Retired Relation: Miss Anna Logan (Los Angeles, Cal.) 

Honorable Discharge: Miss Katherine Maston. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 27 



VII. 
Daily Proceedings. 



JOURNAL OF THE SESSION. 



FIRST DAY 
GRACE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 

Decatur, Illinois, September 6, 1922, 

The Ninety-Ninth Session of the Illinois Annual Conference 
convened in this church at 8 :30 o'clock a. m., Bishop Thomas Nichol- 
son presiding. Hymns 560 and 702 were sung, and Chesteen Smith 
led in prayer. The Bishop assisted by the District Superintend- 
ents and the pastor of Grace church administered the Sacrament 
of the Lord 's Supper. 



Memorial Service — The Conference stood while the secretary of 
the last Conference called the roll of the deceased during the past 
year: 

Ministers — A. D. Moon, W. A. McKinney, E. H. Lugg, J. P. 
Hilerby, M. B. McFadden, C. W. Caseley, C. F. McKown, J. J. 
Dugan, W. H. Webster. 

Ministers' Wives — P. C. Carrall, P. P. Carson, J. F. McAnally, 
A. L. Plowman, W. E. Rose, Adam Waggoner, W. H. Webster. 

W. A. Smith presided during the Memorial Service. After 
singing hymn No. 415, F. A, Havighurst led in prayer. W. A. 
Smith read Oliver Wendell Holmes' poem entitled: "The Iron 
Gate," and C. D. Robertson delivered the Memorial Address. R. S. 
Fairchild sang: "Open the Gates of the Temple," by Mrs. Joseph 
Knapp. 

Devotions — The Bishop read the Scriptures, taking for the 
lesson Isaiah 6 :1-12 and Acts 20 :17-37, which was followed by the 
Lord's Prayer repeated in unison by the Conference. 



Roll Call — The Secretary of the last Conference called the 
roll, and 220 responded to their names. 

Organization — On motion of S, H. Whitlock, F, B. Madden was 
elected Secretary with power to name his assistants. He named 



28 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

E. G. Sandmeyer, C. H. Young, C. W. Hainand, and R. L. Steed, 
Registrar. 

0. H. Meyers was elected Statistician and named his assistants ; 
H. H. Waltmire was elected Treasurer, and E. A. Hedges Auditor, 
and they announced their assistants. (See lists). 

Methodist Review — On motion S. R. Reno was elected canvasser 
for the Methodist Review. 

Standing Committees — On motion of E. S. Combs the list of 
standing committees as nominated by the Cabinet was approved. 

Bar of the Conference — On motion of A. M. Wells the Bar of 
the Conference Avas fixed to include the auditorium to the first row 
of seats back of the columns, and the first tAvo rows of chairs in the 
lecture room. 

. Order of the Day — Ten o'clock a. m. Thursday was fixed as 
the order of the day to hear a preliminary report of the Board of 
Stewards. 

Question Twenty-Three was asked and the list of the Super- 
numerary ministers was referred to the Committee on Conference 
Relations. 

Paragraph 186 — The names of Theodore Kemp and Alfred L. 
Wicks were referred to the Committee on Conference Relations 
under this paragraph. 

Change of Relations — The names of the following asking for a 
Change of Relation were referred to the Committee on Conference 
Relations : A. J. Patrick, R. F. McDaniel, T. B. Wright, T. F. Hart- 
man, J. D. Shouse, J. M. Judy, W. M. Hailey. 

Conference Relations — The names of the following were re- 
ferred to the Committee on Conference Relations : 

(a) Asking for Reclassification as Conference Claimants : H. 
G. Wass, C. B. Taylor, R. N. Hathaway, R. E. Mathis, H. A. McKin- 
ney, M. E. Hobart. 

(b) Also the names of J. P. Morton, L. G. Cummins, F. J. 
Talbot, Avho had been notified by the Secretary, as directed by the 
last session of the Conference. 

Program — On motion the printed program was adopted as the 
official program of the Conference, subject to such changes as the 
Conference may direct. 

Drafts — The Bishop announced a draft for $35 from the 
Chartered Fund ; one for $3754 from the Book Concern, and one for 
$250 from the Board of Conference claimants, which were ordered 
turned over to the Conference Treasurer for the Board of Stewards. 

Question Sixteen — "Who are Deceased?" was asked and ans- 
Avered. (See Disc. Quest.) 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 29 

INTRODUCTION— The members of the Decatur Ministerial 
Association were introduced to the Conference, and the Rev. Robert 
E. Henry, pastor of the First Christian church, in a felicitious speech, 
brought the greetings of the Association, to which Bishop Nicholson 
responded most appropriately. 

Rev. Charles R. Oaten, Business Representative of the Board 
of Conference Claimants, was introduced to the Conference, and 
addressed the Conference on the work of the Board. 

Question Fourteen was taken up. "Was the character of each 
preacher examined?" was asked. The names of the District Super- 
intendents were called, the Bishop asked them the Disciplinary 
questions concerning prorating and benevolences, and their char- 
acters were passed. A. K. Byrns and C. M. Duncan read their 
reports. 

The names of the men in detatched service were called and their 
Characters passed. 

The same action Avas taken in the case of P. H. Lotz, Joseph M. 
Harrell, and T. M. Carter, elders left without appointment to at- 
tend school. 

Resolution of Sympathy — On motion of W. D. Fairchild, J. A. 
Kumler and F. B. Madden were appointed a committee to send a 
resolution of sympathy to the family of the late Bishop Samuel 
Fallows of the Reformed Episcopal Church, formerly a member 
of this Conference and President of the Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Communications — On motion the Conference directed the Sec- 
retary to turn over to the Committee on Conference Relations all 
communications in his hands in regard to brethren whose names 
have been referred to said committee. 

A communication in regard to the Episcopal Fund was referred 
to the District Superintendents. One in regard to the distribution 
of the Educational Funds was referred to the Committee on Educa- 
tion, who -were instructed to report to this session of the Conference. 
On motion of A. S. Chapman the ministerial members of the Board 
of Education were added to the Committee on Education. 

Conference Minutes — The Committee on Publication of the 
Minutes of 1921 read its report which was adopted. A resolution 
presented by the Committee in regard to the Minutes of 1922 was 
amended and adopted, and the committee was re-appointed. On 
motion of A. K. Byrns tbe thanks of the Conference were tendered 
the Committee and the Secretary on the early publication and the 
excellent quality of the Minutes of 1921. 

On motion of A. S. Chapman tlie Recommendation of the above 
report in regard to a pictorial edition of th° Minutes was referred 
to the Committee on the Centenial of the Conference, with instruc- 
tions to report their recommendations to this session of the Con- 
ference. 



30 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Minutes — On motion of E. K. Towle the Committee on Publica- 
tion of the Minutes Avas requested to ship to the men in detatched 
service onlj^ the number of copies each requested. 

Stenographer — On motion of E. L. Fletcher the Secretary was 
directed to secure a Conference stenographer to be paid from the 
Secretarial expense fund. 

Ministrial Qualification — On motion of C. D. Robertson the 
Board of Examiners was made the Disciplinary committee on min- 
isterial qualification. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference adjourned 
with the benediction bv J. A. Lucas. 



FIRST DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Wednesday, September 6, 1922. 

The Conference met at 1:30 p. m., the Bishop in the chair. 
After a hymn R. L. Steed led in prayer. 

Question One was asked and answered in the affirmative. 

Question Twenty-Five was asked and the Triers of Appeal were 
on motion continued. (See Disc. Quest.) 

Funeral — On motion of F. A. McCarty the Conference elected 
J. A. Kumler a delegate to attend the funeral of the late Bishop 
Samuel Fallows, and the Conference appointed F. A. McCarty to 
raise the money to pay the expense. 

Question Fourteen was resumed. E. M. Antrim read his report. 
The names of the effective Elders on the Springfield District were 
called, they made their reports, and their characters were passed. 

Question Twenty-Four was taken up. The names of the re- 
tired ministers were called, their characters passed, and they were 
continued in the retired relation. (See Disc. Ques.) 

On motion of C. Galeener the Secretary was directed to send 
a message of sympthy to C. P. Hard, Avhose wife is ill. 

Introduction — Dr. F. M. Rule of the Minnesota Conference, 
and John Matthews, M. D. of Blue Mound, Illinois, were introduced. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference adjourned 
with the benedicition by Christie Galeener. 

SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday, September 7, 1922. 

Conference convened at 8 :30 a. m. Hymns 654 and 107 were 
sung. Dr. 0. E. Scrimger offered prayer. The Bishop read Mat- 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 31 

thew 9:36-38 and addressed the Conference on the theme: ''Jesus 
Knew of the Waiting Harvest Field." 

Journal — The Journal of yesterday was read and approved. 

Crane — On motion of A. M. Wells, C. Galeener, W. T. Beadles, 
and H. C. Turner were appointed a committee to bear the greetings 
and sympathy of the Conference to J. W. Crane who is ill in the 
city. 

Institute — A communication was received from the Chamber 
of Commerce of Jacksonville extending an invitation to the Con- 
ference to hold the Conference Epworth League Institute in that 
city permanently. On motion the communication was referred 
to the Committee on Epworth League. 

Home Missions — Dr. George L. Search of Philadelphia presented 
the work of the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension. 

E. M. Antrim presented the report prepared by the Conference 
Board of Home Missions and Church Extension covering the askings 
of the Illinois Conference forecast of the Ten Year Program, and 
on motion this preliminary report was adopted. 

Introduction — Dr. E. Robb Zaring, Editor of the Northwestern 
Christian Advocate, was introduced and represented the North- 
western. 

Undergraduates — C. D. Robertson read the report of the Com- 
mittee on the School for Undergraduates of the Central Illinois and 
Illinois Conferences and on motion the report was adopted. 

Order of the Day — The Order of the Day was taken up and 
Walter Mitchell read the preliminary report of the Board of Stew- 
ards. On motion of J. A Kumler the report as a whole was 
adopted. 

On motion of H. C. Gibbs the Board of Examiners were re- 
quested to report whether candidates for admission into full mem- 
bership had promised to pay their dues as members of the Preacher's 
Aid Society. 

On motion of H. C. Gibbs the Secretary of the Conference was 
requested to read tomorrow the names of those members whose 
pastoral record in the Minutes is incomplete. — H. C. Gibbs to furnish 
the list. 

On motion of H. C. Gibbs the Conference directed the Statis- 
tical Secretary to report tomorrow the names of the men in special 
appointments who have not reported their salaries as required. 

Conference Claimants — The names of the following brethren 
desiring re-classification as Conference Claimants were referred 
to the Committee on Conference Relations : G. A. Frazier, S. H. 



32 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Huber, A. L, Plowman, Anthus Willard, M. F. Collier, Jesse A. 
Stout, Abraham Wells, J. B. Horney, J. S. Bicknell, W. M. Johnson. 

Change of Relation — The following desiring Change of Relation 
were referred to the Committee on Conference Relation; H. B. Mont- 
gomry, C. L. Bell, M. G. Coleman, J. W. Van Cleve, A. H. Mc- 
Connell. 

Resolution — On motion of R. W. Ennis the following Resolu- 
tion was adopted : Resolved, That the Conference Relations Com- 
mitee asks the Conference to require the Retired Ministers who are 
in the Disability Class to furnish annually to the Conference a Cer- 
tificate of Disability. 

The Committee on Conference Claimants introduced a resolu- 
tion asking that the Annuity of any Claimant, who is receiving from 
the church a total Annual compensation of above $1,200, shall have 
his Annuity reduced so that the said total Annual Compensation 
shall not exceed $1,200. After long and strenuous debate said re- 
solution was not adopted. 

Introduction — ^Dr. James A. Beebe, Dean of the Boston School 
of Theology, was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

Question Fourteen was Resumed and the names of the Effective 
Elders on the Champaign-Danville, and Bloomington Districts were 
called; they made verbal reports and their characters were passed. 

Excused : — G. E. Burton was excused to attend a funeral. 

Van Cleve — On motion of G. E. Scrimger the Secretary was di- 
rected to send a telegram of Greetings and Sympathy to Dr. J. W. 
Van Cleve. 

Special Appointments — On motion all cases of men asking for 
Special Appointments were referred without further action to the 
Board of District Superintendents. , 

Special Committee — On motion the Committee on Conference 
Relations was made a Special Committee in the case of L. G. Cum- 
mins, Ira S. Haverfield, F. J. Talbot. 

Adjournment — After announcements the benedicition was pro- 
nounced by Prof. W. D. Schermerhorn of the Garrett Biblical Insti- 
tute. 

SECOND DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Thursday, September 7, 1922. 

The Conference was opened by singing Hymn No. 2 and prayer 
was offered by Dr. S. P. Archer, of the Central Illinois Conference. 

Question Six was taken up. The following were continued 
on Trial in the Studies of the First Year: George E. Baldridge, 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 33 

Frank R. Doland, Jual R. Ford, Harry R. Evans, Samuel Graves, 
Leland L. Lawrence, Clarence C. Nordling, Ray L. Ragan, Paul J. 
Snyder, Harold D. Shum. 

The following were advanced to the Studies of the Second Year : 
Harry A. Cochran, Benjamin H. Pinkston, Harlow B. Ambler. J. 
Fred Melvin was continued on Trial in Studies of the Second 
Year. 

Mead M. Marshall and Richard J, Wroughton were admitted 
into Full Membership, elected to Deacon's Orders and advanced 
to the Studies of the Third Year. 

Raymond H. Laury, transferred by Bishop E. L. Waldorf from 
the Kansas to the Illinois Conference for the purpose of Ordination 
as a Deacon, was elected to Deacon's Orders under the Seminary 
Rule, and after ordination will be re-transferred. 

On motion John M. Phillips, a Deacon, was admitted in to Full 
Connection and dismissed at his own request for admission into the 
Congregational Church. 

On motion Homer F. Delap was admitted into Full Connection 
and passed from the Course of Study, being already an Elder. 

Question Seven — Question seven was asked and answered in the 
negative. 

Question Ten — The following were continued in Studies of the 
Fourth Year : James J. Gross, Bert M. Petty. 

The following were elected to Elders' Orders and passed from 
the Course of Study: Wilbur E. Keenan, Howard Leach, Jesse L. 
Murrill, Martin H. Neumeyer, James D. Reed, John T. Stewart, the 
last named to be ordained by Bishop Edwin H. Hughes. Paul E. 
Carson was advanced to the Studies of the Fourth Year, and then 
elected to Elder's Orders and passed from the Course of Study. 

Questions Twelve and Thirteen were asked and answered in 
the negative. 

Question Fourteen was resumed. The names of the Effective 
Elders in the Decatur and Jacksonville Districts were called. They 
made verbal reports and their characters were passed. 

Dividend — H. C. Gibbs presented a check for $1,400, the amounv 
of the Dividend from the Board of Trustees for the Conference 
Claimant's Fund. The same was passed to the Board of Stewards. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference adjourned 
with the benediction by Dr. W. E, Shaw of Peoria. 



34 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Friday, September 8, 1922. 

The Conference met at 8:30. After singing the hymn, "The 
Church's One Foundation." Dr. Claude S. Moore led in prayer. 
Hymn 540 was sung and Dr. James A. Beebe read a part of the 
6th chapter of John and in his exegesis of the miracle of Christ 
walking on the water, he illustrated the nature and power of 
prayer. The Bishop led the conference in prayer. 

Journal — Yesterday's journal was read and approved. 

Referred — On motion, the names of S. K, Armentrout, W. C. 
Moorman and C. W. Gant were referred to the Committee on Con- 
ference Relations. 

Question Fourteen was resumed. E. S. Combs, T. N. Ewing 
and W. D. Fairchild read their reports. The names of the effective 
elders in charge on the Quincy and Mattoon Districts were called, 
they made verbal reports and their characters were passed. 

Excused— G. B. Metzel, W. G. PuUium, S. H. Hoar and W. D. 

Mcintosh were excused. 

Conference Relations — E. W. Ennis presented a partial report 
from the Conference Relations Committee which upon motion was 
adopted. 

Introduction — Prof. AV. D. Schermerhorn of Garrett Biblical 
Institute and Dr. W. F, Lesseman were introduced and addressed the 
conference. J. R. Reasoner, one of the honored veterans of the 
conference, who, notwithstanding great physical infirmity is pres- 
ent, was introduced and received the hearty greetings of the con- 
ference. 

Bishop Nicholson read letters of greeting from Dr. J. W. Van 
Cleve and from E. S. Wamsley, one of the honored fathers of the 
conference. 

The secretary announced the death of Mrs. Lydia Hard, the 
wife of the Rev. Clark P. Hard. 

Withdrawn — On motion of E. S. Combs, G. A. Cox was per- 
mitted to withdraw at his own request in order to unite with the 
Congregational Church and the conference authorized the endorse- 
ment and return to him of his parchments. 

Conference Relations — On motion, the names of A. B. Carlberg, 
Ralph C. Jones were referred to the Committee on Conference Re- 
lations. 

Prohibition — A resolution from the Layman's Association re- 
lating to the enforcement of the prohibition laws was adopted by a 
rising vote. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 35 

Question Ten — "What members are in studies of the fourth 
year?" was asked. 

Fred A. Biichholtz, Herman H. Dill, Joseph D. Ewers, Ira S. 
Haverfield and Cliva R. Underwood were continued in studies of 
the third year. 

Guy W. Holmes, Boyd L. Rudd, and Chas. L. Stokes were ad- 
vanced to the studies of the fourth year. 

Merrill C. Faulk and Elmer D. Palmer were elected to elders' 
orders under the seminary rule and passed from the course of 
study. 

The characters of those in the classes of study were passed. 

Sale of Churches — On motion of C. M. Duncan, the conference 
authorized the sale of the Long Point and Belle Chapel churches 
on the Wapella charge and the re-investment of the funds in the 
Wapella Church, also the sale of the Prairie Creek Church on the 
New Holland charge and the investment of the funds in a new 
parsonage at New Holland. 

On motion of C. M. Duncan, the conference granted the prayer 
of the trustees of the Bellfiower Church for the return of $175 
received by the conference one year ago from the sale of the Glen- 
avon church, the same to be invested in the Bellflower parsonage. 

Adjournment — After announcements, the conference adjourned 
with the benediction by T. N. Ewing. 

THIRD DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Friday, September 8, 1922. 

The Conference met at 1 :30. After singing hymn 420, R. Y. 
Williams led the prayer. Hymn 539 was sung and the conference 
proceeded with the business session. 

Greetings — Christie Galeener reported that he has carried the 
greetings of the conference to Brother John W. Crane. 

Epworth League Institute — E. G. Sandmeyer read the report 
of the Conference Epworth League Institute held in Shelbyville, 
July 9-10, 1922, which on motion was adopted. • 

On motion, the Directors named in this report were elected. 

Reconsideration — On motion, it was voted to reconsider the 
referring of the communication relating to fixing a place for hold- 
ing the Epworth League Institute and on motion of E. G. Sand- 
meyer, this communication was referred to the Conference Epworth 
League Institute Commission. 

Minute Fund— C. S. Boyd was elected treasurer of the Minute 
Fund. 



36 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Nominations — On motion, the District Superintendents were 
authorized to nominate all Committees, Officers and Boards which 
have not already been appointed. 

Assistants — The auditor's assistants as named by him were 
confirmed. 

Order of the Day — On motion question 36, relating to the place 
for holding the next annual conference, was made the order of the 
day for Monday at 10 o'clock. 

Reports — H. C. Gibbs read the report of the Conference Board 
of Trustees, his report as secretary of the Preachers' Aid Society 
and his report as field secretary of the conference claimants' en- 
dowment fund, and on motion they were adopted. 

Introduction — Dr. V. G. Hinshaw representing the Board of 
Temperance, Prohibition and Public Morals was introduced and ad- 
dressed the Conference. 

Excused— C. S. McCoUom and A. L. Wood were excused from 
attendance at the conference to conduct funerals. 

Adjournment — Announcements were made and the conference 
adjourned with the benediction by H. K. Byrns. 

FOURTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Sunday, September 10, 1922. 

Conference met at 8 :30 a. m. After singing and prayer, Prof. 
W. D. Schermerhorn read the 3rd chapter of Philippians and gave 
an interesting and helpful address on ''Loss and Gain." 

President Harding — On motion of G. E. Schrimger, the con- 
ference directed the secretary by a rising vote to send to President 
Harding, whose wife is reported in the morning press as seriously 
ill, a message of sympathy and prayer for her speedy recovery. 

Excused — W. A. Schell, M. G. Coleman, C. A. Ward were ex- 
cused to attend funerals. 

Deaf Work — Rev. Philip J. Hesenstab submitted an interesting 
report of his efficient work among the deaf of Illinois, and enclosed 
a check of $12 for the support of Conference Claimants. On motion, 
the check was turned over to the treasurer of the conference for the 
Board of Stewards. 

Introduction — Rev. W. T. S. Fleming, of the Rock River Confer- 
ence and representative of the National Reform Association with 
headquarters at Pittsburg, was introduced and addressed the con- 
ference on the work of the association. 

On motion of J. 0. Kirkpatrick the Conference adopted a reso 
lution approving the work of the Association, and authorizing the 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 37 

appointment of a committee of five to attend at their own expense, 
the World Christian Citizenship Conference to be held at Winona 
Lake, Indiana, Jnly 1-8, 1923, and also the appointment of a com- 
mittee of five on State Legislation and Morals. 

Cunningham Home— Mrs. I. S. Love, of Danville, was intro- 
duced and represented the Cunningham Children's Home at Ur- 
bana. 

Musgrove — Dr. W. H. Musgrove, a retired member of the Con- 
ference, and a former pastor of this church when it was known 
as Stapps Chapel, addressed the Conference giving happy remi- 
niscences of the Great Union Harrison revival in the Methodist 
churches of this city during his pastorate. 

Introduction — Dr. J. T. Jones of the Central Illinois Conference. 
and Revs. A. M. Hyde and H. E. Rompel of the Rock River Confer- 
ence, were introduced. 

Order of the Day — A. S. Chapman read the Report of the Com- 
mittee on Education and after explanatory remarks by F. A. Mc- 
Carty, the report was adopted. Supplementary reports were read 
by J. C. Nate and F. A. McCarty, and adopted. 

Presidents Davidson and Harker, and Drs. Nate, Baker and 
Gibbs addressed the Conference concerning the work they rep- 
resent. 

Kemp — On motion of J. C. Baker the Conference authorized the 
appointment of a committee to bear the greetings and sympathy of 
the Brethren to Dr. Theodore Kemp, who is ill in the city. The 
Bishop appointed W. D. Fairchild, F. A. Havighurst and C. E. 
Pettit. 

Transfers— The Bishop announced the transfer to the Illinois 
Conference of Willard A. Goodell from the Oklahoma Conference, 
of W. J. Weber from the Oregon Conference, and of Albert L. Wood 
from the Kansas Conference. 

Dr. Goodell was introduced as the Professor of Religious Educa- 
tion at the Wesley Foundation. 

Reports — The following committees reported : Benevolences, 
State of the Country. 

Wooley — On motion of A. S. Chapman the Committee on Reso- 
lutions was requested to prepare a worthy tribute to the work of 
the late John G. Wooley, and the Conference anthorizerl +hp appoint- 
ment of a committee to attend his fnneral at Paris, Illinois, when 
the body shall have arrived from Spain. 

Introduction — Mis. W. P. Thirkielrl. wife of Bi^hon Thiri<ield, 
National President of the W. H. M. S.. and Dr. Harrv Andrews 
King, of the Indiana Conference, and President of the Clark Uni- 
versity, were introduced, and addressed the Conference. 



38 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Sale of Churches — On motion of W. D. Farichild the Conference 
authorized the sale of Central Church on the Humbolt charge, of 
Hayes church on the Pesotum charge, and Salem Church on the 
Greenup charge, and AVest Kidge Church on the Murdoch charge, 
and the Hugo church on the Camargo charge, and the re-investment 
of the funds in church property on the respective charges. 

W. D. Fairchild, Superintendent of Mattoon District, reported 
as follows the sale of churches and disposition of funds as author- 
ized by the last session of the Annual Conference: 

The net proceeds of the sale of Blue Mound church on the 
Grandview charge amounted to $279.50. Same was turned over 
to the trustees of Redmon church on the Grandview charge. 

The net proceeds of the sale of Plymouth church on the West 
Union charge amounted to $350. Of this amount $205.09 was used 
in cancelling the remaining indebtedness on the West Union church, 
plus recording fee, and the balance of $141.91 was used in repairs 
•on the West Union church. 

On motion of E. S. Combs the Conference authorized the sale 
of the Green Grove church on the Stillwell charge, and the re- 
investment of the funds on the Stillwell charge. Also the sale of 
the Pearl church, the funds to be deposited with the Trustees of 
the Conference. 

Conference Relation — On motion of E. S. Combs the name of 
S. C. Williams was referred to the Committee on Conference Re- 
lations. 

Order of the Day — On motion the report of the Committee on 
Conference Relations was made the order of the day immediately 
after the opening of the afternoon session. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference stood ad- 
journed with the benediction by A. C. Piersel. 

FOURTH DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Saturday, September 9, 1922. 
The Conference was opened with prayer by W. T. Beadles. 

Reports — The reports of the following committees were read 
and adopted : Hospitals, Domestic Missions, Commission on Con- 
ference Claimants. 

Question Five, "Who have been received on trial?" was asked. 
The following having been duly recommended by their respective 
Quarterly Conferences, the Board of Examiners, and the District 
Superintendents, were introduced and received on trial: Joseph C. 
McMahon, from Philo; Harmon Kelley and Louis 0. Unger from 
Rushville; Lloyd G. Strouse, from Minier; Paul Curry and Ernest 
Duling, from Strasburg. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 39 

Question Twenty-Three was asked and answered. (See Disc. 
Ques.) 

Committee on Conference Relations — An additional report from 
the Committee on Conference Relations was read and adopted. 

Transfers — The Bishop announced the transfer from the Illinois 
Conference of F. P. Bonnefon and H. M. Ellis to the Central Illinois 
Conference, of G. B. Hammer to West Virginia Conference, of Ray- 
mond H. Laury (a Deacon in studies of the second year) to Kansas 
Conference, and of J. W. Miller to Oklahoma Conference. 

Adjournment — After announcements the Conference stood ad- 
journed with the benediction by W. A. Smith. 

THE FIFTH DAY— SUNDAY. 

Sunday, September 10, 1922. 

The Conference Love Feast 9 :30 a. m. led by R. Y. Williams. 

Divine Worship 10 :45 a. m. with sermon by Bishop Theodore 
S. Henderson, of the Detroit Area. Text, John 15 :4. Theme : 
"Abiding in Christ." 

Ordination of Deacons and Elders, 2 :30 p. m.. Bishop Thomas 
Nicholson, assisted by Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, conducted 
the service, with the assistance of the District Superintendents. 

Following the ordination service, Bishop Henderson delivered 
an address on "Life Service" and fifty-four young people signified 
their purpose to devote themselves to lives of Christian service as 
God may indicate. 

At 7:30 p. m. Dr. Arthur B. Moss of the Board of Foreign 
Missions delivered a Missionary address, at the Grace Church, and 
Bishop Henderson spoke on our Centenary work at the First church. 



40 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 



CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION. 

This is to certify that, on the 10th day of September, A. D. 
1922, I ordained, under the election of the Illinois Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, the following 
as 

DEACONS 

Raymond H. Laury, Mead M. Marshall, Richard J. Wroughton 
And with the assistance of Bishop Theodore S. Hender- 
son and the Elders present, the following as 

ELDERS : 

Paul E. Carson Jesse L. Murrell 

Merrill C. Faulk Martin H. Neumeyer 

Wilbur E. Keenan Elmer D. Palmer 

Howard Leach > James D. Reed 

Presiding Bishop. 

This is to certify that on a given day in December, 1921, 
in accordance with the election of the Illinois Annual Con- 
ference, I ordained John D. Barnhart, Jr., an Elder of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church. 

HOMER C. STUNTZ, Bishop. 



SIXTH DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Monday, September 11, 1922. 

The conference was opened at 8 :30 a. m.. Bishop Nicholson in 
the chair. After singing hymns 317 and 17. J. L. Settles led in 
prayer. The Bishop addressed the conference on "The Element of 
Joy in Our Work." 

The Journal of Saturday's and Sunday's sessions was read and 
approved. 

Question Six was resumed. The character of Homer M. Hoew- 
ing was passed and he was advanced to the studies of the second 
year. 

Greetings — Greetings were received from M. 0. Beebe, J. W. 
VanCleve and C. P. Hard. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 41 

Committee on Conference Relations — The committee made an 
additional report which was adopted. 

On motion of W. A. Smith the Conference reconsidered its 
action in the case of M. G. Coleman, and changed his relation from 
the Supernumerary to Effective, and granted him a year's leave 
of absence under paragraph 186. 

The motion of A. K. Byrns to reconsider the case of L. G. 
Cummins was after debate laid on the table. 

The Committee on Conference Relations referred the case of 
Ralph C. Jones back to the Conference Avithout recommendation, 
and on motion the Conference directed that he be continued in the 
retired relation in class four and referred to the Board of Stew- 
ards. 

On motion of R. Y. Williams the Conference reconsidered the 
action in the case of C. B. Taylor and referred his case with his 
communication to the Committee on Conference Relations. 

On motion of L. G. Adams the case of S. T. Weaver was referred 
to the Committee on Conference Relations. 

Trustee — On motion of E. S. Combs, Christie Galeener was 
elected Conference Trustee in place of R. F. McDaniel resigned. 

On motion of H. W. McPIierson, Theodore Kemp was elected 
Trustee of the Illinois Wesleyan University in place of W. J. David- 
son, resigned. 

On motion of C. F.Buker the Trustees of the Mattoon Memorial 
Hospital were elected. 

Cunningham Home — On motion of H. A. Keck a resolution in 
regard to the Cunningham Children's Home was adopted. 

Order of the Day — The invitation of First Church Champaign, 
presented by H. A. Keck to hold the next session of the Conference 
there, was unanimously accepted with thanks. 

Anti-Saloon League — F. Scott McBride, Superintendent of the 
Anti-Saloon League of Illinois, was introduced and addressed the 
Conference. 

On motion of W. A. Smith a resolution was adopted in regard 
to the work of the Anti-Saloon League in the State of Illinois, and 
the churches' relation thereto. 

Bishop Henderson — Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, of the De- 
troit Area, was introduced and addressed the Conference in regard 
to Methodist work in Rome. 

Reports — The reports of the Board of Stewards, the Conference 
Treasurer, and the Statistician Avere read and adopted. 

The verbal report of A. S. Chapman in regard to the "Ten 
Year Program" Avas receiA'ed and the Commission continued. 



42 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Select Number — The Bishop appointed a Select Number, nomi- 
nated by the District Superintendents and composed of Chesteen 
Smith, C. E. Pettit, W. G. PuUiam, J. 0. Kirkpatrick, W. W. Dowson, 

E. J. Williamam, F. E. Smith, A. B. Peck, A. A. Heinlein, T. H. 
Thrall, H. A. Keck. Said Committee to hear the cases of J. P. 
Morton and Ira S. Haverfield. The Bishop appointed Christie 
Galeener chairman of the committee, and A. S. Chapman counsel for 
the defense, L. G. Adams counsel for the church. The Secretary- 
appointed C. W. Hamand secretary of the select number. On 
motion of R. W. Ennis all papers referring to these cases were 
ordered turned over to the select number. 

Questions 20, 21, 22, were asked and answered in the negative. 

Adjournment — After announcements the benediction was pro- 
nounced by Bishop Henderson. 

SIXTH DAY— AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Monday, September 11, 1922. 

Conference was opened at 3 p. m., S. H. Whitlock in the chair. 

F. A. McCarty led in prayer. The Journal of the morning session 
was read and approved. 

Introduction — J. L. Anderson, Corresponding Secretary and 
Chaplain of Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago, was introduced, 
and spoke of the work being done at that institution. 

Walden — On motion the Secretary was directed to send a mes- 
sage of greeting to L. F. "Walden, who is ill at his home. 

Reports — The following reports were read and adopted. Con- 
ference Deaconess Board, Sunday School and Epworth League, 
Church Literature, Evangelism, Centennial Committee. 

Secretarial Fund — On motion of H. C. Gibbs the Conference 
authorized the Statistical Secretary to furnish each District Super- 
intendent with the names of those in his district who have not paid 
their apportionment of the Secretarial expense fund, and directed 
the District Superintendents to collect it. 

Official Journal — On motion of B. F. Shipp the printed Minutes 
were declared to be the official record of the Conference, and the 
Secretary Avas elected editor. 

Chair — Bishop Nicholson resumed the Chair. 

Select Committee — The Select Committee reported in the case 
of Ira S. Haverfield that under paragraph 263 he be located. In 
the case of J. P. Morton that under paragraph 263 he be not located. 
On motion he was continued in the retired relation in class four. 

Transfers — The Bishop announced the transfer of Roy F. 
Sturgell in studies of the first year from the Kansas Conference. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 43 

Conference Relations — The Committee on Conference Relations 
made its final report. On motion of R. W. Ennis, S. T. "Weaver 
was continued in the Effective Relation, and C. B. Taylor was con- 
tinued in class four in the retired relation. 

On a question of personal privilege C. B. Taylor addressed the 
Conference on certain legal principles involved in General Con- 
ference legislation in regard to the claims of retired ministers. 

On motion of A. S. Chapman the conference requested the chair- 
man of the Conference Relations Committee to formulate the ques- 
tions of law involved in the adjustments of the claims of conference 
claimants and submit them to the Board of Bishops for their ruling. 

Deaconesses — The Bishop announced the appointment of dea- 
conesses. 

Courtesies^ — The committee on resolutions read its report, Avhich 
was adopted. 

Adjournment — On motion of G. E. Scrimger, it was ordered that 
after prayer and the reading of the appointments, the conference 
stand adjourned. W. G. Fairchild expressed the cabinet's appre- 
ciation of the Bishop's courtesy and arduous work in the cabinet. 
The Bishop led in prayer, read the appointments and after the bene- 
diction b3^ the Bishop the conference stood adjourned sine die. 

OFFICIAL CERTIFICATION. 

Decatur, 111., September 11, 1922. 

The reports and proceedings published were adopted by the 
Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church at 
its ninety-ninth session, held in Decatur, Illinois, September 6-11, 
1922, and the Minutes, together with all reports, were made the 
official report of t^e proceedings. 

Secretary. 



Presiding Bishop. 



44 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 



VIII. 
Reports. 



(A) DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENTS. 



BLOOMINGTON DISTRICT. 

C. M. Duncan, Superintendent. 
Bishop Thomas Nicliolson and Brethren: 

J. E. Bullard says: "There are just two things that really count in this 
world and these are getting things done quicker and getting things done 
better." 

I believe we find in this statement the very spirit that is prevailing in 
the Bloominton District at this time. We are very conscious of the fact 
that it is necessary that we do our work quickly, and at the same time we 
know that there is a demand that we shall do our work better. Someone 
has said: 

"Ambition is the spur that makes men struggle with destiny, and man's 
destiny is to be not dissatisfied, but forever unsatisfied." 

For one of the greatest tragedies that can come in a man's life is to be 
content with mediocrity. The civilization of the day has made its greatest 
steps in advance under the stress of necessity and under the leadership 
of a great amoition to satisfy the heart's yearning for better things. 

Organization. 

W. C. Durant says: "This is no time for conversation^ — this is the time 
tor concentrated, determined and intelligent action." 

Now that these things are in our thinking we as a district have 
planned very carefully our program for the year, and at our Fall District 
Meeting adopted a most comprehensive plan whereby we might work 
together and hitch on to the common load of the church and at one and 
the same time pull in the same direction. Elbert Hubbard said: 

"Sanity lies in your ability to think individually and act collectively." 

We do not propose to detract a particle from the individual idealism, 
but we do hope to so co-operate together that with the principle of "One 
shall chase a thousand, two shall put ten thousand to flight," that we may 
pull the whole load just a little nearer the great throne of God. Thus we 
have our great Unit System, Constituency Roll, Evangelism, Stewardship, 
Religious Education, Sunday School, Epworth League, Daily Vacation 
Bible School, District meetings and Institutes, all of which are just a small 
part of the great machine for evangelizing that portion of the Conference 
which has been entrusted to our care. 

Illness. 

We are truly grateful to Almighty God for His beneficent care and 
preservation of life during this conference year. 

Rev. J. D. Kruwel of Lincoln was called upon to pass through a very 
critical operation, but we are happy to report that he is fully recovered 
and able to complete a successful year's service. The Lincoln Church was 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 45 

very fortunate in being able to secure Rev. R. F. McDaniel as a supply dur- 
ing tliis period. Great praise is due Bro. McDauiel for his splendid 
service. 

Rev. E. H. Lugg, one of our most worthy pastors, was taken ill early 
in the mouth of January. Everything that skilled physiicians and friends 
could do to save his life was of no avail, and he passed on to his work 
beyond on January the 27th, 1922. Probably no pastor was more loved and 
more greatly appreciated than this our esteemed brother. Mr. Vasey, one 
of our most beloved official members, in speaking of his pastor said: "The 
dominant note in Mr. Lugg's prayer was constantly for a revival." It 
can truthfully be said of our departed brother that he gave his life for his 
people. Brethren, it is a wonderful thing to live so that at the end of 
the way it may be said: 

"Servant of God; well done 

Thy glorious warfares past 
The battles fought, the victories won. 

And thou are crowned at last." 

Changes. 

To fill the LeRoy charge was no easy task. The official members stood 
by loyally and considered every interest of the charge. After much thought 
and consideration, the son, Rev. T. B. Lugg, was appointed to succeed his 
father. 

Rev. A. H. McConnell, pastor at Weldon, resigned hisi pastorate at the 
third quarterly conference in order that he might attend the summer school 
at Normal. The Rev. W. A. Ihde was appointed a fill in the year and has 
given to this charge inost excellent service. 

Improvements. 

We were not anticipating any great amount of material improvement 
during the year. However, we want to make mention of two outstanding 
improvement programs. 

The Wapella church under the leadership of their pastor. Rev. A. G. 
Carnine, placed a nev/ basement under the entire church building, making 
a suitable place for conducting a community program. The cosif of same 
was about $1,000, all of which amount has been provided. 

The New Holland Church has practically been made new. The audi- 
torium has been extended, making provision for worship and modern Sun- 
day School activities. The exterior has been beautified by white stone 
stucco. The basement is modernly equipped for community programs. 
This church with the cost of $12,000 offers to their community every mod- 
ern convenience that is necessary. Rev. W. J. Davidson re-dedicated this 
church with all pledges fully subscribed. Much praise is given to our 
pastor. Rev. A. E. Bunton, and to his faithful Building Committee, without 
which it would have been impossible for this attainment. 

Stewardship. 

James Samuel Knox says: "The biggest word in the business language 
is not profit, but service." 

Never in our lives have we been so impressed with the Centenary as 
during the closing days of this conference year. I have heard it said that 
these are strenuous days in finance; and too we have heard some unkind 
remarks concerning the five year pledge. But if ever the church should 
take courage and thank God, that the pledge for promoting the Kingdom 
is now on the five year base instead of the old annual plan, that day is in 
the year of our Lord 1922. I am gratified at the responsibility and a still 
greater gratification comes to me in the self-sacrifice that is witnessed in 
every charge. With our consistent teachings of the principles of steward- 



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ship and the practice of heroic giving on the part of the church, we expect 
to see a new day in the church to which we all belong. We have seen men 
caught by the commercial undertow which drags its victims to ruin within 
a day; we have seen these balmy days changed by the horrors of an 
eclipse, spreading its fears and dreads in hearts of a hesitant church. 
But even in these days the call is heard and multitudes of fine, splendid 
folk are hearing the cry — Go on! Go on! so clearly pronounced by Him 
who trod the way alone until this day we rejoice in that wonderful slogan 
— "There is an open road forever ahead." Today with that hope within 
our breast, we take up our task anew and pledge God and His church the 
loyalty of a truly awakened soldier of the cross. 

Christian Education. 

some one has said: "Ten times more can be accomplished by way ol 
growing a better generation of the young than can be achieved with the 
same time and money cost in an effort toi reform a bad adult generation." 

Prof. Elwood in his recent book says: "A religion adapted to the needs 
In modern life must have a positive and unequivocal doctrine concerning 
the family. The child receives especially from his family his ideas, beliefs 
and standards concerning industry, government, law, art, morals and re- 
ligion. In brief, he receives from his family life practically everything 
which makes him a man as distinct from a brute." 

This Christian home life co-operating in the church life through the 
Sunday school, Epworth League, the Junior League, the Young Peoples 
Societies of the Missionary Auxiliaries and the Daily Religious School will 
surely bring forth a type of young manliood and womanhood that will 
challenge this day. Every department of the Educational Program of the 
church is encouraging. More than twenty Daily Vacation Bible Schools 
were conducted within the bounds of the Bloomington District and all ex- 
cept two or three were more than a success. The Sunday Schools show a 
degree of increased interest and many Epworth Leagues have been re- 
vived and vitalized into active service. 

Evangelism. 

We believe in the Educational Program of the church; we accept the 
Centenary as a real challenge to any people. We are conscious of the 
needs of the Bi-Conference Movement, we accept the Greater Social Move- 
ment as a real necessity, but of all the things that we are very conscious 
of is the need of a revival of vital religion. Righteousness must be 
preached with a new emphasis. They tell me that the simple old story of 
our Risen Lord still causes men to repent, sinners to be converted ana 
believers to be built up in the Holy Faith. ' If ever the Bloomington Dis- 
trict solves its great problems of ministering to the whole people, it must 
necessarily be given over diligently to the task of Evangelism. 

We are happy to report wonderful success in many instances throughout 
the district. Rev. P. Raymond Powers, our district evangelist, has done 
most excellent service. We have tried every conceivable condition and it 
has proved that the Gospel is sufficient. Possibly one of the outstanding 
demonstrations of God's blessings upon a people is witnessed at DeWitt. 
One hundred and thirty-six persons were converted in this seven weeks 
revival. Every charge for miles around had some people converted in these 
meetings. Rev. Bumpus tells me that he just preached the Gospel, for it is 
the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. During the 
summer months, they have had a mid week prayer meeting service with 
an average attendance of sixty. Rucker Chapel also rejoices in a summer 
meeting with twenty-two conversions and sixteen additions to the church. 

District Meetings. 
We have had several district meetings during the year. The fall meet- 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 47 

Ing of pastors and district stewards was held at Bloomington, the spring 
meeting was held at Lincoln, at which time our Bishop Nicholson gave 
himself in a most excellent and devoted manner to the needs of our day. 
The third quarterly conferences were held in six groups, with a study ot 
the needs with reports from individual charges during the afternoon ses- 
sion, and at the evening hour a simple Christian story concerning the real 
need of the young people was told by one of our students from the Illinois 
Wesleyan, followed by that great and compelling motion picture, "The 
Maker of Men." This service proved to be very beneficial to all charges 
where the officials made special effort to attend. 

The Epworth League C(?nvention was held at Gibson City with a rec- 
ord breaking attendance and an overplus of enthusiasm. One of the for- 
ward movements was the adoption of a carefully prepared program for the 
entire year. This challenges the leaguers for a continuous service through 
the summer months. 

The two Women's Missionary Auxiliaries have done a most outstanding 
piece of work for the year. They held their annual conventions and with 
great enthusiasm impressed upon each and every department the need of 
this year. Thes'e specialists are more wonderful to me every day. They 
undertake and then go and do the task. 

Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Ellwood in his book, The Reconstruction of Religion, says: "In the 
reconstruction of our civilization which we now face, it is time that sci- 
entific thinkers and the representatives of religion join hands in seeking 
to promote the development of rational religion as the world's supreme 
need." 

It is the purpose of our institution to give unto the student a religious 
outlook which is in harmony with our modern science and life. We feel 
that under the leadership of our new President, Dr. W. J. Davidson, 
this institution will give much attention to interpreting life in the light of 
modern scholarship and in the spirit of our Risen Lord. 

We will soon have our modernly equipped Gymnasium with advantages 
not excelled in any institution wuthin the state. We also have the Buck 
Memorial Library under way of construction and it bids well to being one 
of the most beautiful buildings within the city. Students, many of them 
are enquiring and planning to attend college this year. With our president 
and his splendid faculty, our institution faces the future with a determina- 
tion to send out from her borders those influences that shall make for a 
better tomorrow. 

Ministerial Support. 

Fleishman says: "You'll never make a home run if you go to bat think- 
ing you can only bunt." 

This may be the reason for the report I am about to make. For I 
must confess to you that to live for three years on bad oats and come in 
contact daily with the subject of imminent failure will have a tendency at 
least to" make the impression that a real home run is an impossibility. 

We are sorry that we have to report thus: Thirty-two charges heroically 
hold the fort; six charges retrench; two add a step to their sword, making 
pastoral support for the next year short $1500 with a gain of $500, a net 
loss of $1000. We hope that this may not even be so at the first quarterly 
conference. 

Bishop and brethren, let me speak this closing word. We think as 
pastors of the Bloomington District that we have done well. We might 
have done better, but after all we feel very much akin to that fine splendid 
athlete, when he was asked: "Why didn't you become a Christian while 
all of your associates about you came?" With a quivering lip and a tear 



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stained cheek he said: "Sir, I am not man enough to be a Christian." We 
too feel that we are not quite "man enough" to do the whole task that is 
before us. 



CHAMPAIGN-DANVILLE DISTRICT. 
A. K. Byrns, Superintendent. 

Immediately following the conference last fall, C. T. Pilch was changed 
from Rankin to Grace Church, Urbana; A. S. Weiss from Sidney to Rankin; 
and William Cross remained at Sidney. Earnest J. Peters, a Garrett 
student, was secured to supply Tolono; and Raymond Laury, also of Gar- 
rett, to supply Penfleld. In the middle of the year, Arthur Miles, supply 
pastor at Henning, accepted a charge in the Indiana Conference from which 
he came. Earl D. Myers of Garret was assigned to finish the year's work. 
With these adjustments every charge in the Champaign-Danville District 
proceeded smoothly and the District Superintendent had the delightful ex- 
perience, for at least six months, of not hearing a word of complaint from 
either pastor or people in any charge. This does not imply that the last 
half of the year has made up for the former tranquility, for with very fe\y 
exceptions, the statement made would apply to the entire year. I am con- 
fident that no group of pastors in any district ever worked more faithfully 
and efficiency than did the forty resiolute men who this year served the 
district for which it is now my honor and privilege to report. 

I shall not call upon you to listen to a review of the multiplied difficul 
ties growing out of the depressed condition of the times which are more 
or less common to all our districts, having fallen so heavily on the rural 
churches on the one hand and on those of the industrial centers on the 
other. At least seven churches in this district have been very materially 
affected by strikes and other industrial disturbances. In one church re- 
cently, every man but two was out on a strike. These are indeed times to 
try men's souls. In many places true heroism has been manifest on the 
part of the membership in the sacrifices which have been made to main- 
tain the church both at home and abroad. 

Centenary. 

Every effort has been made to keep our people appraised of the ac- 
tivities and need of our great benevolent agencies. Following the Detroit 
meeting last fall, a district conference was first held, and then a special 
missionary program was put on in every charge of the district. The pas- 
tors faithfully co-operated with each other in making this possible. Self- 
denial week was observed at Easter time with a little better than $2,000 in 
gifts reported. 

I am hopeful that the payments made to the Centenary from this dis- 
trict now in the hands of the treasurers, will be better than we had at first 
dared to anticipate. 

Bi-Conference Movement. * 

Two group meetings including all the pastors of the districts were held, 
at which the Bi-Conference Movement was presented by Reverend A. G. 
Carnine of Bloomington. In compliance with the plan of our conference 
director, an exchange of pulpits was arranged for May 21st, at which time, 
"the place and value of our educational institutions" was vigorously pre- 
sented. 

The Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois. 

This great university, which in 1890 had a student body numbering only 
469, the past year had an enrollment in the departments located at Cham- 
paign-Urbana of 8,743. Of this number 2,166 (not including summer 



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school), or more than one in every four, was a Methodist or preferred the 
Methodist church. 

The Wesley Foundation is the attempt of Methodism to meet her un- 
avoidable responsibility to this mass of energetic, capable and destiny- 
making men and women at a time when they are definitely fitting them- 
selves for places of leadership in the world. No statistician can compute 
the possibilities for good or ill which are here represented. These Metho- 
dist students are distributed as follows: 

In Rock River Conference 598 

In Illinois Conference 834 

In Southern Illinois Conference 297 

In Central Illinois Conference 258 

In forty of the other states than Illinois 464 

In countries outside the U. S 40 

The present equipment of the Wesley Foundation as far as buildings 
are concerned consists principally of Trinity Church, long since out-grown 
and from which students frequently are turned away at the time of the 
morning preaching hour for lack of room, and the Social Center Building 
dedicated a year and a half ago. This latter building has already demon- 
strated beyond a shadow of a doubt its adaptation to the work and has con- 
vinced even the skeptical that it represents a most wise expenditure of 
money. 

From February, 1921, to February, 1922, in addition to those who came 
and went for study, reading, etc., there were 1,027 regularly scheduled 
meetings with 66,552 in attendance. It is a veritable "Home Away from 
Home" for the students. There were seven regular courses in Bible given 
under Professor E. S. Boyer for which credit in the University was allowed. 
The enrollment in these classes was 129. Twice as many made application 
as were registered, being prevented from entering the courses because of 
conflicts and standard limitations. Specially significant work has been 
done in relation to the students of the College of Agriculture through the 
credit courses, Country Life Club and the Rural Seminary. Three mission 
study classes were also conducted. The student department of the Sunday 
School numbered 475. The average attendance at Epworth League through 
the winter was 401. Gospel teams did efficient work in many nearby 
churches. The life service group numbered fifty-seven. Several fine young 
men have been licensed to preach, and three young women (two of whom 
sail on September 7th), are going out to foreign fields under appointment 
of the W. F. M. S. The attitude taken toward the 257 foreign students from 
35 countries outside of the United States, and the work of the Foundation 
among them, has constituted beyond question one of the most efficient and 
far-reaching missionary enterprises of our entire church. President Kinley 
recently said regarding the work of the Wesley Foundation: "I thank God 
that the Methodists of Illinois have done this thing. In doing it they have 
served God in a larger measure and in more ramified ways than they yet 
realize." The immediate and urgent need for this institution is for a main- 
tenance fund and a new church building. 

The Cunningham Children's Home. 

The Cunningham Home located at Urbana, Illinois, has property hold 
ings as follows: 

Twenty acres of land $ 7,000.00 

With the following Buildings and Equipment: 

Illinois Conference Hall 21,000 . 00 

Sheldon Hall 26,500.00 

Cunnigham Building 37,000 . CO 

Bam 1,300 . 00 

Cottage 600.00 

Engine House 800. 00 



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Heating Plant 3,500 . 00 

Laundry Equipment 1,100.00 

Live Stock 800 . 00 

Ford Sedan 600 . 00 

160 acres of land in Vermilion Co 40,000.00 

Endowment 7,905 . 00 

Making a total in assets of $141,105.00 

The total number of children cared for during this past year was 
ninety-nine, with an average of seventy-two at the home. Of these, almost 
half were entirely without support, other than that given by the W. H. M. S. 
The average cost per child is about $1.00 per day. Hundreds were turned 
away for lack of room. No Children's Home in Methodism is rendering a 
more needed or worthy service than this institution of the W. H. M. S. of 
our Conference. 

District Survey. 

Brothers J. H. Singleton and Jesse L. Murrell have toiled faithfully in 
working out a survey of the district. The completion of the district map 
reveals several wide stretches "of "no-man's land" between our charges 
which is a challenge to which we must respond in some way. 

Material Improvements. 

While this year is one in which improvements and debt-paying have 
not been pushed, we are gratified to report the following: 

Paid on church indebtedness $ 9,573 . 00 

Paid on parsonage indebtedness 1,613.00 

Paid on former current expenses 5,362.00 

Paid on church repairs and improvements.. 10,627.00 
Paid on parsonage repairs and improvements 1,000.00 

This makes a total, outside of the budget 

items of $ 28,177 . 00 

The church at Fairmount has been refrescoed at a cost of $500. A 
new roof has been put on the Ludlow church at a cost of $500. A new 
furnace in the church at Fithian cost $300. Paxton refrescoed their church 
and made the basement over at a cost of $7,000. Danville, Grace, suc- 
ceeded in making the last payment on their building debt and held their 
mortgage burning on July 14th. 

McKinley Congregation, East Danville (under the leadership of J. M. 
Judy), has been making heroic efforts to build a church in which to develop 
the unmistakable opportunities which their field presents. They now have 
a choice location paid for, $800 worth of building material on the ground, 
and $2,000 in pledges. The railroad strike has brought matters to a stand- 
still since most of the supporters are shopmen. 

Central Church in the country on the Ogden charge was struck by a 
cyclone in the early summer, and utterly destroyed. Fortunately there was 
insurance to the extent of $800 which had been collected. The people are 
planning a new church with all modern equipment, to cost approximately 
$8,000. We surmise this cyclone cloud had a "silver lining". 

St. James, Danville, has taken a most important step in the securing of 
the Canon-Cohen site on Vermilion St. for the location of the proposed new 
church. This site cost $49,000 and all Methodists should rejoice over its 
acquisition. Kimber church has been sold and the receipts applied on the 
new enterprise. 

On the third day of July, following appropriate ceremonies, Mrs. 
Celeste Wolfe, a large contributor to the enterprise, removed the first 
spadeful of dirt preparatory to beginning the erection of a modern four- 



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story Parish House adjoining First Church, Champaign. The wide-awake 
congregation of this church are following in a most heroic way the in- 
domitable leadership of their pastor and, despite the times, are going for- 
ward to achieve bigger and better things for the Kingdom. The total cost 
of this equipment will probably reach $150,000. Dedication day has not yet 
been set, but it is hoped the building will be ready for occupation this com- 
ing January. A full-time director of education and athletics has been em- 
ployed. May the courage and sacrifice of these good people be abundantly 
rewarded in multiplied returns for the Kingdom. 

Church Membership and Other Activities. 

Seven hundred six were received from preparatory membership. One 
hundred twenty-one from other denominations. Four hundred ninety-two 
by certificate from other Methodist churches. 

When all deductions are made on account of deaths, certificates 
granted, withdrawals, etc., there remains a net gain in membership of 821, 
which is better than 5V2 per cent increase. 

A few of the churches will show a loss in membership due to correcting 
of the records. This is especially true at Hoopeston where the actual count 
revealed over 100 fewer persons than the figures in the Conference Minutes 
indicated. 

Twenty-four church vacation schools were conducted this summer, 
with a total enrollment of 1,434. These schools were in operation for a 
total of 85 weeks. They are commented on most favorably by both pas- 
tors and people. This type of religious training is meeting an important 
need. At Paxton a Religious Day school was conducted in connection with 
the public school and credits were allowed for grades received. Other 
places in the district are planning similar schools for next year. It is most 
gratifying to see how willing school boards are to co-operate in these plans. 

The Sunday Schools of the District have made a very substantial gain 
in average attendance this year, equaling for the district a little better than 
10 per cent over last year's record. 

A number of Epworth and Junior Leagues have been organized during 
the year and the reports show most of the Leagues of the District in a 
more thriving condition than a year ago. More than fifty of our young 
people were in attendance at the Institute at Shelbyville, twenty-three of 
whom consecrated themselves for life service. 

The W. F. M. S. and W. H. M. S. have been faithful in their work and 
will fall but little, if any, below former years in their financial reports. 

In Conclusion. 

I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the pastors for their fine 
spirit of fellowship and ready response to the plans and requests of the 
District Superintendent. They have been kind and courteous, consecrated 
and courageous, and I believe their attitude toward the ministry as well as 
my own, is expressed in the following lines. 

"O Matchless honor, all unsought, 
High privilege surpassing thought 
That thou shouldst call us. Lord, to be 
Linked in work-fellowship with Thee! 
To carry out Thy wondrous plan, 
To bear Thy messages to man; 
'In trust', with Christ's own word of grace 
To every soul of human race." 

— Author unknown. 



52 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

DECATUR DISTRICT. 

T. N. Ewing, Superintendent. 
Bishop Nicholson and Brethren: 

The day after the adjournment of our Annual Conference a year ago 
Bethany charge was left vacant by the removal of Brother E. L. Carson 
to Urbana, who was advised by his physician to give up the work on ac- 
count of Mrs. Carson's health. Brother J. D. Reed was appointed to 
Bethany. In May Brother T. B. Lugg of Sadorus was appointed by the 
Bishop to LeRoy, made vacant by the death of Brother E. H. Lugg. Sadorus 
has been very efficiently supplied by Brother A. W. Hamilton of the Rock 
River Conference. Sanner Chapel has been without a pastor the moat of 
the year, but early in June Brother C. C. Nordling, a student in Boston 
University, was appointed as a supply and has done splendid work. Aside 
from these adjustments the charges have been cared for according to the 
appointments announced at the close of the Annual Conference last year. 

The year's work began auspiciously with a fall meeting in which 
pastors and laymen consulted most profitably concerning ways and means 
of building the church for the salvation of men. Plans for evangelism for 
the year were compared and a working schedule set up. Most of these 
were put into effect at some time during the year with very gratifying re- 
sults. During the year over 1,300 members have been received into our 
churches with a net gain of membership as reported in our fourth quar- 
terly conference of over eleven hundred. 

I fear our apportioned benevolences have hardly kept pace with last 
year. Centenary vouchers covering the year until the latter part of August 
show only a trifle over $18,500 paid. In order to maintain the record ot 
last year it would be neces'sary to show in conference reports nearly twice 
as much more. However, in view of the fact that our Centerary subscrip- 
tions were made payable, the most of them, about September first, we are 
hoping that the situation is much better than it seems. The Easter offer- 
ing was something over $2,400. 

Reports from the Woman's Foreign Mis'sionary Society are not com- 
plete and I am unable to state the total of their offerings for the year. 
Quarterly conference reports, however, in so far as I have them show a 
steady going forward by this great organization. The Woman's Home 
Missionary Society has reported a total of over $4,700. 

In the matter of church and parsonage property we have made some 
progresis. By the utmost of heroic efforts the people of Windsor, under 
the leadership of Brother Tremaine, paid off $2,500 of a parsonage debt of 
$7,500. The people of Cowden have taken steps toward the erection of a 
home for their pastor, which we hope will be completed during the com- 
ing year. 

During the year the work on St. Paul's Church has advanced until 
the walls have been completed and roof put on, while the recreation room 
has been fitted up for public worship so that church and Sunday School 
services can be held therein. Work on the building, however, was stoppea 
last December for lack of funds. Large credit is due the devoted leader- 
ship of Brother Booth, pastor of St. Paul's, who has for five years led the 
people of the east side of Decatur in this great enterprise thus far, and 
much praise is also due the people themselves, as well as the Centenary 
authorities who have stood by. We look forward confidently to the early 
and larger attendance. We are doing a higher grade of teaching, and the 
completion of this beautiful structure which will be of lasting service and a 
source or inspiration to us all. 

On Easter Sunday our new church in Lovington was dedicated by 
Bishop Nicholson. It is a thoroughly modern and well built building, fur- 
nished completely for every activity of a modern church, with not only an 
auditorium of suitable proportions and elegant furnishings, but a complete 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 53 

suite of Sunday School rooms, kitchen and dining room, and a splendid 
gymnasium for the recreation and physical development of our youth, 
brother ir'owell, the Lovmgton pastor, has been and continues to be the 
genius of this building enterprise, leading the people with tireiess effort 
and with unremitting patience. The whoie plant, including a practically 
new parsonage, is one of tiie very Dest m tne wlioie conterence and will 
be a source of pride to Methodism in Lovington and the country round 
for years to come. That tne Metnoaist peopie realize this is shown by 
the loyal way in which they have stood by and underwritten the project 
with their means. 

■ The District has been fortunate enough to escape any and all visits ot 
the grim reaper of death during the year. There was, however, an unusual 
amount of sickness among our pastors, five of them at one time being laid 
up for physical repairs and some of them having a close call, bringing 
anxiety to their loved ones and friends. Three of our pastors. Brothers 
Powell, Campbell and Duling, were married during the year and this in- 
cursion of devoted womanhood is keenly appreciated by all of us who know 
how much of a pastor's success is always attributed to parsonage atmos- 
phere. 

The district has been favored this conference year with s'everal visits 
from our tireless and painstaking Bishop and his example of hard work 
and effective leadership has been an inspiration to us all. Decatur people 
were especially favored by his Passion week sermons delivered in Grace 
Church and concluding with a great Easter Day service in which a throng 
of new members were received and the tide of spiritual interest carried 
far ashore. 

In the matter of ministerial support the Decatur District took its losses 
last year when a heavy slump was felt in many of our churches. The 
situation this year, hard as it is, shows considerable improvement. The 
deficiencies have been very greatly reduced. Estimates for next year will 
be as large in the total as luis year. We are hopeful that the worst is 
passed. 

The work generally over the district has been of a higher grade and 
pastors and laymen seem steadier and more devoted. We are all looking 
forward with confidence that the coming year will show such devotion 
and sacrifice and loving service as we have not known in all our history. 
May God grant it may be so. 



JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT. 
E. L. Pletcher, Superintendent. 

Bishop Nicholson and Brethren: 

It is the policy of the Methodist Episcopal Church to receive quarterly 
reports from each church and pastor, also I have secured annual reports 
from each church and pastor in the district. My report is made up from 
the reports submitted to me by the several churches and pastors. My ob- 
ject shall be to report to you the conditions as they are in the Jacksonville 
District and thus give a survey of the past year's work. From the nature 
of the case it is impossible to give a very satisfactory report, the District 
being of such size, and the number of churches makes it impossible to 
cover this District and its work as one would desire. There are ninety- 
seven churches and forty-eight charges to be covered in this report. 

It is possible that my colleagues will report to you the very unfortunate 
railroad conditions which have prevailed during the latter part of the year. 
It may be that they will also mention the great financial depression that 
has been upon the country. They may suggest to you that the farming die- 



54 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

tricts have suffered greatly in this connection. Laying all these matters 
aside, I shall report to you briefly the work of the year. 

The conference year opened well with all charges filled and the pros- 
pects bright for a successful year. During the first month of the year Rev. 
F. P. Bonnefon transferred from the Durbin and Province work to the Cen- 
tral Illinois Conference. We were very fortunate in securing Dr. F. M. Rule 
to supply this work the remainder of the year, which has been a most satis- 
factory and fortunate arrangement. The charge this fall asked for a young 
man who could reach the young people and carry on an aggressive campaign 
for the coming year and they named Dr. Rule as the man they desired. 
There has also been a change at Girard. The pastor appointed to this 
work, H. M. Ellis, was in the midst of a revival when he suffered a nervous 
break and resigned. A. B. Carlberg was secured, but later he accepted a 
position in the Gary, Indiana, School. After a few months S. M. Spur- 
geon was secured for Girard and has completed the year in a most accept- 
able manner. Through all these changes the good Methodist people of 
Girard remain true to the Church and Girard has prospered greatly. 

There have been no deaths in the Parsonage homes during the past 
year. And as a rule the preachers and their families have enjoyed good 
health. Early in the year we were honored with a visit in the Jacksonville 
District from Bishop Nicholson and as a result the people were greatly 
inspired and the preachers stimulated. His helpful service and advice has 
greatly improved the general morale of our ministers. We are also deeply 
indebted to the Area Office for their most efficient and kindly help. Dr. 
Moore, Area Secretary, has visited the district often and has been untiring 
in his services and suggestions. 

It has always been our idea that a church should have a program, like- 
wise the District should have an adequate program for the year. Our 
District program has included Evangelism and Church efficiency and in 
this way we are building up the benevolences in full and the prompt pay- 
ment of our ministeral support and the organization of the churches for a 
more adequate church service to the communities. In our evangelistic work 
we have well passed the 1800 mark of converts in the District during the 
year. Our District Evangelist, Mr. D. C. Linton, has held meetings in the 
following Churches: Everly Chapel, Girard, Virden (two meetings), Man- 
chester, Chesterfield, Rockbridge, Auburn, Chatham, Curran, Roodhouse, 
Whitehall and Oakford, also Glenarm in the Springfield District. The total 
number of converts in these meetings being 1476. During the summer 
months the District tent was also used to good advantage. The real value 
of these meetings can never be estimated until the books are opened at the 
Last Great Day and the record fully known. 

Brother Linton has thrown his utmost effort and devotion into all of 
these services. A number of other very fine meetings have been held over 
the District, the pastors acting as their awn Evangelists and there is 
scarcely a charge which does not report a goodly number of converts and 
accessions during the year. It has been the purpose to have the Church 
organized so that a definite program may be carried out and so that the 
Church may reach and administer to the whole community. A very marked 
work in this line of organization has been carried on in Carlinville where, 
under the Men's Forward Movement, a large constituency of men has been 
secured and this Church has prospered in things both material and spiritual. 
Pastor W. S. Phillips closes his fifth year, the most successful and prosper- 
ous of the entire period. 

All over the District our Sunday Schools have shown a better interest 
and larger attendance. We are doing a higher grade of teaching, and the 
outlook is most hopeful. Also the Epworth Leagues are becoming a vital 
force among our young people as never before. At the Institute in Shelby- 
ville the Jacksonville District had, if not the largest delegation, the equal 
of any. 

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of the largest reports being: Centenary, Jacksonville, $1459; Winchester, 
$1462; Murrayville," $1470, and New Salem, $2538. The W. F. M. S. will 
equal last year's report, and with the fine gift of over $8000 from the will 
of Mr. Purvines of Carlinville, we hope to lead the entire Conference. 

Nearly every church has made some improvements, the most noted 
being at New Salem, where in December the District Superintendent was 
called upon to reopen and dedicate the remodeled church and the new base- 
ment, this improvement amounting to at least $5000.00. This place is- of 
historic importance because it is the site of the encampment of General 
Grant's Regiment on his line of march from Springfield to Naples and he 
camped where this New Salem Church now stands. 

Nilwood has seen a most successful year in both temperal and spiritual 
advancement. A new basement and a general remodeling of the church 
there and also a new basement at Bethel. These improvempnts are due to 
the faithful labors and devotion of the pastor, J. B. Wunderlic^ who is 
closing his sixth year on this charge. Roodhouse has installed a fine new 
pipe organ, and other improvements. The District Superintendent was 
called the last Sunday before Conference to reopen the church at Zion on 
the Manchester charge, where a new basement and general improvements 
amounted to $2,070.00 have been brought to a successful conclusion. The 
people here were convinced that it would be impossible to raise all of the 
money for the improvements at this time. But the District Superintendent 
was able to secure not only the full subscription but money to pay the 
insurance upon the church and this in less than thirty minutes. 

Our people are very active in securing better homes for the pastors and 
the parsonages have been improved, beautified, and modernized. Nearly 
every pastor's home is as comfortable as the homes of the most prosperous 
laymen. Also there is a feeling that our churches must be modernized and 
adapted to the needs of this new day. A number of the churches have 
made improvements to meet with the requirements of the Modern Sunday 
School and present day church activities. 

August the sixth a district meeting was called, each preacher was asked 
to report the condition of the church at that date and the prospects for 
collections of all claims in full. Arrangements were made that neighboring 
pastors might assist each other. 

There have been some very sad hours during the year when we have 
been called to part with four of the veterans of the church. J. B. Hillerby, 
whose home was in Jacksonville with his daughter. Mrs. Charles Hopper, 
was called to the Home Beyond and he was ready. C. W. Caseley, who took 
a retired relation at the last Conference, after suffering long and patiently, 
died at his home in Jackson, Ohio. J. J. Dugan passed away suddenly from 
our midst at his home in Petersburg, Illinois. C. F. McKown, after long 
days of pain, passed to his reward from his home at Athens, where for ten 
years he had been pastor. These all having received a good report through 
faith, God having provided better things for them. 

This report would not be complete without facing the New Year and 
looking forward. As a result of the Evangelistic Campaign during the year 
many new members have been brought into the church, and we must see 
to it that they be encouraged in their Christian activities. There will be no 
reduction in the total salaries of the District next year, but an increase of 
perhaps near a thousand dollars. Only two places have reduced their 
salaries and it is hoped that they will soon be in a position to attain their 
former standard. It has always been our policy to encourage and develop 
the weak churches and that this can be done has been fully demonstrated 
in a number of our rural sections. We find that the Gospel is not only the 
power of God unto Salvation but that its applifation to the lives of men 
make our country safe for the generations that are to be. 

No report from the Jacksonville District could be in any way complete 
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Methodism, this is the Illinois Women's College. Our opportunity for obser- 
vation has been most unique. As pastor of the church within one block of 
the College and as Superintendent of the District, I have not only observed 
the work of this institution but also its general effect and influence. No 
word of commendation can be too extravagant or appeal too earnest that 
this institution should be adequately supported. It may seem like repeating 
a story of the past to say that the last year has been the best year both as 
to finances and the character of work done. The prospects for the new 
year are that the student body will be larger than e>er and will *est to the 
utmost the capacity of the school. President Harker has been encouraged 
by the high recognition given this college as to its high scholastic standards. 
During the year the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal Church 
sent a committee to investigate the needs of the College. This committee 
reported that the present site of the College should be maintained and 
campus eaiarged, also that there should be secured an additional endow- 
ment of not less than one million dollars of productive endowment in the 
near future. To meet the requirements of the General Education Board, the 
campaign for the first unit must be completed not later than the coming 
June. 

Much praise is due to the fine things which have been done by both 
pastors and people for the churches and the Kingdom in the District during 
the past year. If we should attempt to enumerate we must needs mention 
each pastor, as they have all served most faithfully. They have been 
supported by the Methodist laymen and back of all we appreciate the 
strong and continued assistance which has come from the Area Ofiice and 
our beloved Bishop and with faith in a God who never fails we face a new 
year bravely, assured that the conquests of the past are but steps into the 
Temple of the future. 



MATTOON DISTRICT REPORT— 1921-1922. 
W. D. Fairchild, Superintendent. 
Bishop Nicholson and Members of the Illinoig Conference: 

I herewith submit my report of the Mattoon District for the year now 
closing, speaking of the activities' made possible by our faithful pastors 
and churches. The year has been marked by a systematic effort to carry 
on a constructive program. In some measure we feel that we have suc- 
ceeded. We might have done more, possibly; we are glad we have not 
done less. 

All Charges Supplied. 

At the opening of the Conference year all charges were supplied with 
pastors and there was no break in services during the first six months. In 
the middle of the year O. W. Alexander, supplying the Grendview charge, 
left his work and the charge remained without a pastor the rest of the 
year. At the same time J. D. Shouse relinquished his charge at Greenup and 
Miss Imogene Quinn was appointed for the remainder of the year. E. T. 
Lewis, a member of the Iowa Conference, supplying at Brocton, gave up 
his work July first and took another charge outside our Conference. Aside 
from these interruptions the work has gone forward regularly throughout 
the year. 

Evangelism. 

Our pastors and churches have not been remiss in their chief business, 
exalting Christ and calling recruits to His service. In these days of so 
many varied activities of the church we are in danger of losing sight of 
our chief function. The pastors of the Mattoon District have not neglected 
the regular routine of duties connected with the program of our great 
church — they have carried on in all this work, but they have sought to lay 



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great stress on winning souls to Christ and building up His Kingdom. 
Special evangelistic par<^,ies have in a few instances been employed and 
rendered excellent service. For the most part pastors have done their own 
work in conducting revivals and have had more than usual success. The 
work has been characterized by a very high order. Pastors have not for- 
gotten to care for their converts, hence, the number of accessions almost 
equals the total number of conversions. Much attention has been given to 
organizing classes for instruction and thoroughly preparing the young con- 
verts for membership in the church. Pastors report a total of nearly eleven 
hundred conversions and almost one thousand accessions. 

Sunday Schools. 

We point with interest to the work accomplished by our Sunday Schools 
during the year. The ninety schools, enrolling over 16,000 names, have 
done an improved piece of work. We are able to report considerable in- 
crease in enrollment, average attendance, and general interest. We espe- 
cially note the increase in attendance of men. There has been some 
advance made in organization, methods, equipment, and personnel of 
teaching force. We are convinced that the Sunday Schools offer the 
largest opportunity found in any department of our church work, but in 
order to utilize the advantages offered some radical improvements must 
be made in our methods. Too many schools are failing altogether to grasp 
the real purpose and opportunity of Sunday School work, and comparatively 
few are approaching the limits of their possibilities. 

Epworth Leagues. 

Emphasis laid on the league work this year has produced results. 
Several new leagues have been organized and many of the old leagues 
strengthened. The enrollment has made a gain of three hundred. The 
Junior League work has also advanced. Some two hundred new members 
have been added. 

The outstanding feature of our league work this year has been the 
attempt to lay hands on and interest the great body of young people of 
league age not now touched by the league in its present conduct of the 
work. Our District President, Rev. C. E. Pettit, assisted by Rev. A. S. 
Chapman and others, formed a unique program and plan for the summer 
convention. A three-fold convention was planned and Paris, Mattoon, and 
Areola chosen as the places for the meetings. A strong program was 
arranged and given in each of the three places, using the afternoon and 
evening of each day. Over 500 delegates registered in the three meetings. 
What has been done is in the nature of an experiment, and the results 
warrant an effort to further develop the possibilities of this movement. 
We hope through these young people's conferences to enlist the young 
people in training for vital Christian service. 

Improvements in Church Property. 

Substantial improvements have been made on church property in a 
number of charges and other work of this kind is contemplated in other 
charges. 

Improvements begun last summer at Martinsville were completed in the 
fall and the building was re-opened January 22. A basement was constructed 
under the entire building, providing additional room for Sunday School and 
social purposes. A new heating plant was installed, the interior re-deco- 
rated, and the outside wood-work painted. This church is now equipped to 
care for the needs of our church in Martinsville. To the pastor. Rev. W. A. 
Phillippe, in large measure is due the success of this undertaking. The 
total cost of these improvements amount to $6000, all provided. 

At Greenup improvements on church and parsonage amounting to $1000 
have been made. A new furnace has been placed in the church. All funds 
are provided to care for this improvement. 



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Under the leadership of Rev. C. E. Hogue of Lerna a new church has 
been built at Farmington on the Lerna charge, costing $6250. The structure 
is a beautiful brick veneer with auditorium and full basement. The donated 
labor made possible the construction of this fine building at this low figure. 
This church stands in a historic place. In an early day Thomas Lincoln, 
father of our illustrious President, settled on a small farm near Farmington, 
still known as the Lincoln farm. Here he spent his closing days, while 
his son was rapidly rising in favor with men and preparing to take the 
exalted place accorded him by all the nations of the earth.- Here it was 
that Thomas Lincoln died, and his body lies in the old Shiloh cemetery 
near by, the place being marked by a marble shaft erected there in recent 
years by his grandson, Robert Lincoln. The oldest settlers remember the 
visits of Abraham Lincoln to Farmington and take a certain measure of 
pride in recalling the presence of this friend of the common people among 
them. 

For the past two years the people of Vermilion have been talking 
church remodeling. When Rev. J. E. Willey came to this charge last fall 
he immediately began to crystallize sentiment into action, and on August 27 
an improved and enlarged church was re-opened. A full basement v/as con- 
structed, providing for furnace room, kitchen, and Sunday School facilities. 
New windows were placed, new furniture added, and the building painted. 
We have there a splendid plant to care for our interests in Vermilion. The 
total cost was $6500, all provided. 

At Mattoon our church has expended $2000 in re-wiring the building 
and installing modern lighting fixtures. 

At Edgar and Logan on the Edgar charge improvements have been 
made to the extent of $1500, all provided. 

At Toledo preparations are under way for remodeling the church at a 
probable cost of about $10,000. We expect to begin work within a few 
weeks. Cottonwood and Morton chapel on this charge have made improve- 
ments this year amounting to $900, all paid. 

Tuscola has added several hundred dollars in improvements to church 
and parsonage during the year. 

Many other churches have added from a few dollars to three or four 
hundred each, all aiding materially in preparation for better service. 

Shiloh church, on the Martinsville circuit, was destroyed by a cyclone 
in the early spring. Money has been subscribed for a new building and it is 
expected that work will begin soon. 

A total of $30,000 has been spent for improvements in the District the 
past year. 

Hospital. 

The Mattoon Methodist Memorial Hospital continues to do fine service 
and render a good account of her usefulness. Since this hospital is not 
supported by general donations from the Conference it must depend chiefly 
on local support. However, through the generosity of local friends and 
those in near-by places we have been able this year to carry on the work 
in a very fine way and have not fallen under former years in the amount 
of service rendered. Everything in the way of material equipment and 
professional service in connection with this institution is of the first order. 

Centenary. 

We are at the end of the fourth year in our Centenary program. None 
could see when the pledges were taken what strenuous days were ahead for 
us. Had conditions remained as they then were we would have little to 
complain of now. But financial depression, particularly in agricultural 
districts, has added greatly to our task and has dealt a telling blow to our 
Centenary collections. We are hoping that this is only a temporary con- 
dition. We have done all we know to do to impress on the minds and 



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hearts of the good people of Mattoon District the necessity of full payment. 
The needs of the world at large have been stressed. They have been made 
aware, too, of the embarrassing position in which we are placed by any 
failure on our part to meet our obligations and our promises, especially to 
heathen nations. 

We have found some disposition to postpone payment on account ol 
financial conditions, but very little disposition to repudiate subscriptions. 
In many instances men of honor tell us thej cannot meet both the local 
pledge and the Centenary. It is not difficult under such conditions to say 
what will be done. But notwithstanding the conditions, many of our 
churches report but little less than last year, a few report more, and others 
promise to make good their payments by October 31. 

The Conference Treasurer's report will show a slight decrease in the 
total over last year, but we are hoping that by the end of the Centenary 
financial year, October 31, the report will be equal to that of last year at 
the same date. 

Local Finance. 

In some ways this has been the most difficult year we have experienced 
in local church finance in recent years. One year ago we faced financial 
depression, but church boards were optimistic. This year we still face 
financial depression, but in addition to this some stout hearted have lost 
some of the former feeling of assurance. 

Throughout the year we have held strictly to our system of quarterly 
settlement of all claims of ministerial support, and have published the 
District Bulletin setting forth the situation in every church in the District. 
We were thus able to come up to the Fourth quarter with little more than 
that quarter's claims to be paid. But notwithstanding all this it has been 
difficult in a few churches to come through with a clear record. Strict 
prorating of all claims ^as been insisted on in every charge, and except in 
one or two places the churches have responded in fine order, prorating all 
claims quarterly. 

Much of our embarrassment in the local finances of our churches is 
due to a lack of system. It is not necessary for me to describe the lack of 
plan. Many of you are familiar with it. Our fathers have unintentionally 
fastened upon many churches methods of conducting church finance that 
are proving disastrous. In many places there is no vision commensurate 
with the needs of the day, and the success of caring for the local expenses 
depends wholly on the personality of the collector or the popularity of the 
preacher. 

In my judgment we shall be compelled to adopt modern methods of 
finance in our church work or in a few years abandon many of our churches. 
Churches this year in good territory are uncertain of their ground on 
account of a lack of liberality and proper method. We are forced to the 
task of acquainting men and women with their responsibility in the support 
of all kingdom work or pay heavily for our neglect. 

We are facing a peculiar situation, one demanding higher efficiency at 
reduced compensation. The cry is for a better prepared ministry, for men 
who can do marvelous things, almost miraculous, but we can offer for such 
preparation and such service scarcely a bare support, and that only for a 
few brief years. Men are first too young and next too old. It is the rich 
middle of life demanded with a compensation scaixely equal to that of the 
common laborer requiring neither special preparation nor skill. These 
conditions must be remedied for the churches' future good. 

We have been compelled to accept a few reductions in salary for the 
coming year, but in other places salaries have been advanced, and it now 
appears that the increases will offset the decreases and the total for the 
District remain about the same as this year. From reports in the hands of 
the statistician we are assured that every charge will meet its claims in 
full for ministerial support. 



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Asbury Fund. 

The erection of an equestrian statue of Bishop Asbury in a conspicuous 
place in Washington City has appealed to us. We have thought that in that 
city of monuments where every industry and human activity is commemo- 
rated in stone or bronze the religious forces should not be omitted. Turn 
where you will you are greeted by figures representing the great men and 
movements in human progress. It is certainly very fitting that Methodism 
should be properly represented in the bronze figure of our great bishop. 
Every charge in the Mattoon District has paid its apportionment in full for 
this pm-pose. 

District Survey. 

The survey which we have been proposing for some time has at last 
gotten under way, and is nearly completed. We have yet to gather up the 
various elements in the survey and make the most effective use of them. 

We were unable to begin this survey in an effective way till late in 
the year and the amount of labor involved was such that it was a physical 
impossibility to fully prepare it for presentation at this session of the Con- 
ference. However, we have at hand some interesting data and preliminary 
sketches yet to be worked into a complete exhibit. 

The District is made up of Clark, Edgar, Cumberland, Coles, most of 
Douglas, and parts of Vermilion, Champaign, Moultrie and Shelby counties. 
The survey has been made with the county as a unit. The purpose has 
been to gather such information regarding churches, their location and 
condition, as would serve to enable us to better understand our real problem. 
We are sometimes required to make up certain askings for a five or ten 
year program. In some instances the final askings rest pretty much on 
guesses — sometimes wild guesses at that. We are seeking such information 
as will enable us to lay out an intelligent program apd to justify the askings 
made. One of the chief objects has been to determine parish boundaries, 
and to eliminate all the no-man's land, and lead up to a cultivation of the 
entire field. The exhibits submitted indicate our plan and purpose. There 
are many abandoned churches of various denominations in the District. 
We have a few abandoned Methodist churches. In no instance, however, 
have we abandoned any church where there is a real necessity for its 
existence — where the community cannot be in a good measure cared for 
otherwise. 

The abandoned churches which we have are those that have ceased 
operations some years ago, with one or two exceptions. We shall ask 
permission to dispose of all these abandoned churches in order to make 
use of the proceeds in active charges. 

Women's Societies. 

Both the W. F. M. Society and the W. H. M. Society have been active 
during the year. They, too, have felt the financial depression, yet, the 
reports will probably equal those of last year. The borders have been 
enlarged and the work intensified. The women who compose these societies 
work with might and they can be depended on never to give up. They set 
us a fine example of patient Christian endeavor that succeeds. 

Our Ladies' Aid Societies and kindred organizations have done a fine 
work, contributing much to the financial and social needs of our churches. 

Health in the Parsonages. 

We are glad to report that in general the health and happiness in 
parsonage homes has not been marred by critical illness or accident. The 
one exception to this was the tragic death of Mrs. P. P. Carson of Charles- 
ton. She had made herself so useful in all church activities, was so well 
known in many churches, that her death has brought forth a wide-spread 
sympathy throughout the Conference. The splendid church which Brother 



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Carson serves has deeply appreciated the loss, and has stood by the pastor 
in a way that testifies to their high appreciation of his worth. 

During the year two of our retired men have gone from among us, Rev. 
A. D. Moon and Rev. M. B. McFadden. Both these men served their church 
long and faithfully and have left behind noble records. 

Appreciation. 

I wish here to record my deep appreciation of the fine service rendered 
by all our pastors and their families during the year. There has been a 
fine fellowship, a spirit of genuine loyalty to all that we have undertaken 
as a District to do. I have greatly appreciated all their kindness and effort 
to make our work a success, though I may have failed too often to give 
proper recognition. I have sought without reservation to do my best for 
churches and pastors, have given myself to the limit of time and endurance 
to the work, and close the year glad for whatever we have been able as a 
District to do, and with regret for whatever mistakes may have been made 
or work left undone. 



QUINCY DISTRICT. 

E. S. Combs, Superintendent. 
Dear Bishop Nicholson and Co-workers of the Conference: 

One more year has been added to the illustrious history of Illinois 
Methodism on the Quincy District, and we take this opportunity to record 
some of the acts and facts of the ministry, laity, churches, and schools of 
the District. 

The District has been moving and pushing toward the great goal set by 
cur Leader and Saviour, Jesus Christ. We have not reached it, but we are 
striving for the mastery. The District believes in all the great dictrines of 
our church and is in hearty sympathy and accord with its policy and work- 
ings. We believe in her bishop, ministers, laymen and programs. 

We stand for one hundred per cent (100%) Methodism and we do not 
invite any one to come our way that can not register one hundred per cent 
(100%) Methodistic. The District stands for one hundred per cent (100%) 
Americanism, hence we believe in the Constitution and all its amendments, 
including the "Eighteenth Amendment." We believe in the enforcing of 
the same, and no man can be a one hundred per cent (100%) American who 
does not stand for the same. We love our American Flag, and are proud 
of its glorious record, and hereby pledge our faith and loyalty to its Stars 
and Stripes. 

We entered upon the second year's work of the District with greater 
fear, than we did the first, because we had to face plans and appointmonts 
we had helped to make. We started the year's work with fifty (50) charges, 
one hundred (100) churches, and forty-eight (48) preachers. The pastors 
and laymen of these one hundred (100) churches have toiled faivhfviUy and 
heroicly for the success of the kingdom. Some have toiled a.gainst great 
odds, but not without victory. 

Mr. D. L. Musselman, President of the Gem City Busin<sjs College of 
Quincy, maintains a high place of leadership among the churches of the 
District. He gives liberally of his means, time an I counsel for the cause 
of Methodism. No superintendent ever had a more faithful helper. 

Rev. G. L. Losh and Rev. O. H. Meyers, wTio nave acted as captains of 
the two sections of the District, ha v'e rendered splendid service to the 
District work. The unit or grou,,) leaders have also co-operated in a very 
helpful way, and without their aid we could not have made so good a 
record. 

In passing through ■ the door from one year to another we pause to 



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thank God for His mercy and goodness to the parsonage homes. Twice 
during the year the death messenger called at parsonage homes. In June, 
Mrs. Hatfield, wife of our pastor at Rockport; and in July Rev. J. H. Kettle, 
our pastor at New Salem, passed on to that city which hath eternal foun- 
dations. The bereaved of these homes have our prayers and deepest 
sympathy. 

As a superintendent, I have never in all my ministry worked harder, 
traveled more miles, burned more gas, organized, ministered, prayed, lost 
more sleep, and endured as I have during the past year at the task of the 
Quincy District. I do not plead for sympathy, but co-operation. I do not 
ask to be recompensed, but I do pray that God may smile upon the work 
and people of this great District. 

The parsonage homes of the District are veritable palaces by the way- 
side for the weary superintendent, and the wives, who preside over them, 
are queens, and I take this method and opportunity to thank one and all of 
them for their fine hospitality. 

Finance. 

Our goal has been one hundred per cent (100%) for ministerial support. 
The pastors and laymen have toiled faithfully. For the first time in the 
history of the District 100% of ministerial support has been paid. But 
next year we will sustain some decreases in salary and secure some in- 
creases. We will make about $500 gain in salaries on the sum total for 
next year. I repeat what I have said before, the pastor is the key man 
financially, spiritually and socially. When we have preachers, who measure 
up to the ideals of our laymen, we have but few problems, at least' no 
financial problems. 

Disasters. 

Floods unprecedented swept down the Illinois River for weeks during 
the spring months, and not only flooded thousands of acres of the finest 
farm lands, but destroyed crops, homes, grain. Numbers of farmers lost 
everything, and have not produced a crop this year. Thousands of acres 
have not been farmed. The towns of Beardstown, Naples, Valley City, and 
Meredosia were flooded for weeks, property damaged and destroyed, busi- 
ness delayed. Only those who were in the flooded districts can imagine 
the calamity that befell these districts. Some of the churches will not be 
able to support a pastor next year, unless we can secure outside help. 
Some men will never recover flnancially from the flood calamity. I want to 
thank those who gave aid, financially or otherwise. 

Building and Improvements. 

On Sunday, April 20, Bishop Nicholson dedicated the Orr Memorial 
Community House at Pittsfield. Our Methodist folks spent about $45,000 
on improving the old church and building the new. Mrs. Ellen Orr made 
this project possible by her generous gift. Rev. A. H. Grummon has led our 
people not only into a new building, but into a new day at Pittsfield. 

August 13, we laid the corner stone for the new Grace Church of Quincy. 
This church will cost about $50,000 when complete. We hope to have it 
enclosed before winter comes. Rev. A. B. Cole has labored faithfully. Here 
we build as we have the funds. Our motto is^ — "Financial Safety First." 

At Beardstown, in spite of the flood calamity, where one hundred and 
thirty-flve Methodist families were directly, and a large number indirectly 
touched, the Methodist Church has let the contract for remodeling the old 
church and building of a new two-story community house at the cost of 
$75,000. Architect Dillard says it will be one of the most complete plants 
for church work in the middle west. Rev. Losli has been untiring in his 
work and his people have stood loyally back of him in the midst of floods 
and strikes. 



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The total cost of improvements on the District for this year and next 
will exceed $175,000. 

Churches at Bluffs, Bowen, Plymouth, Plainville, Kinderhook, Shilo, on 
the Rushville Circuit, have decorated and made extensive repairs. 

Sunday Schools. 

No greater organization v^^as ever founded within the church, than the 
Sunday School. Its influence, power and strength are beyond the knowledge 
of man. The Sunday Schools of the District have made marked progress 
during the year, in numbers, finance, equipment, eSiciency and spiritually. 
A large number of young people have been gleaned from the schools for the 
Kingdom and the Church. Everywhere there is an increasing demand for 
better teachers and equipment for our schools. Our goal for the school was 
a fifteen per cent (15%) increase in attendance, some report a thirty per 
cent (30%) increase. Salvation by inspiration and education is essential. 
We have grossly neglected the latter. God bless the Sunday Schools of our 
great Church. There were also a number of vacation Bible schools held 
during the summer. The demand for this kind of work is increasing and 
rightly so. 

Epworth League. 

Stewardship and Life Service are two of the great outstanding move- 
ments of the church today, and I know no richer field of conquest than 
among our Leaguers. They will be the Church of tomorrow. Wise is the 
pastor who cultivates this field. We have a number of very fine leagues in 
the district and they are doing splendid work. The district had the second 
largest delegation at the Shelbyville Institute, in spite of the distance. We 
dare not neglect the young life of our churches in this day when the world 
is using every means available to commercialize the youth of the land. We 
must Christianize it. We can if we will. Rev. A. R. Grummon has done a 
great service for the leagues of the district as president of the same for 
the past two years. 

Missionary Societies. 

The Women's Foreign and Home Missionary Societies have been doing 
splendid work on the District. The women in these two societies are faith- 
ful and loyal to the great cause they represent. 

The Women's Foreign Missionary Society are doing their utmost to 
send the gospel to their sisters in other lands, for they know the value of 
Christianity to the home as no other class of people in the world. This 
society has worked against great odds this year, but not without results. 

The Women's Home Missionary Society seeks to reach the needy places 
in the home field, so that Christ may be the head of the house and the 
center of the heart. This society reports a gain of one auxiliary and three 
Mother's Jewel Bands. The year has not been conducive to great gains in 
these societies. 

Chaddock Boys' School. 

The Chaddock Boys' School, under the efficient management of Mrs. 
Eva Frields as superintendent, is continuing to do splendid and lasting work 
in one of the most deserving and needy fields of the church. Last year 
they received and enrolled sixty-eight (68) boys. Already they have more 
applications than they can take care of in the school. 

We must not only keep faith but give a better cooperation with this 
school, to which there is an ever increasing demand to take over boys and 
beside an office secretary and a financial field secretary, Mr. R. E. Vennum, 
who has been added to the force during the past months. The school has 
make Christian-trained men out of them. There is always a great demand 
for this kind of a finished product in the world. The school has twelve (12) 
on the faculty who are resident teachers and four non-resident teachers, 
met and paid all current expenses during the year. 



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Laymen. 

I never met a finer class of laymen who are giving time and money to 
the church, than we have on the District. I have a growing admiration tot 
them. They love the church, and are willing to sacrifice for its success. 
They have absolute faith in its program, bishops, superintendents, and the 
preachers. They are willing to be led and willing to do their part, if the 
pastor will only lead. They know the value of the church to the community 
and say we must stand by the church and the teachings of Jesus, for it is 
the only cure for the present day ills. They know the value of a program 
to the church, for they have learned this from their commercial and farm 
bureaus. I think some of our preachers could learn a lesson here from 
the laymen. We do not win as individuals, but as units. The church has 
succeeded because of its programs, polity, organizations, nearness to God 
and sympathy with the masses. We have had our walk-outers and come- 
outers, but the mother church is stronger today than at any other period in 
her history. Be loyal to the Methodist Church. 

Dear brethren, let us not be taken unawares, the laymen know the 
fallacy of a lazy preacher. Be not deceived, the laymen know the difference 
between a Paul and a Demas. I am sure there is some good advice for all 
of us in a poem I had printed in one of the district bulletins recently. 

Dig In. 

Dig right in and do your bit; 

Take your dose of work and grin; 
Put your soul right into it. 

That's the only way to win. 
Don't sit down and loudly wail 

Just because your task is tough; 
That's the surest way to fail; 

Tackle it and show your stuff. 
Each man living meets his test. 

Hard jobs come to one and all; 
Dig right in and do your best. 

Shirk it, and you're sure to fall. 
When you're up against a job 

That's distasteful, dig right in, 
Don't take time to sigh or sob; 

Do it, and you're bound to win. 

Rural Conference. 

During the month of May, Rev. J. J. Gross, our pastor at West Point, 
with the assistance of his church, put on a rural conference for one week, 
that proved to be one of the most instructive, inspiring and worth-while 
programs that any church has put on in the Illinois Conference. I commend 
this method to our rural churches and small towns. We had a number of 
speakers, all of whom were specialists in their lines. 

Evangelism. 

Evangelism has been stressed all along the way, and the pastors and 
laymen have responded heroicly. The visible results are not what they 
should have been for the amount of service given, but it is not ours to 
reason why, but to do and die for the lost as did Jesus. 

Last year the district was noted for its revivals and large number of 
conversions, but not so this year. There will be about six hundred (600) 
conversions reported, it may reach seven hundred (700), and about eight 
hundred (800) additions to the churches. We have not reached our goal 
this year, but we are not discouraged, we are still pressing on, and hope 
to do better next year. Churches, having good revivals, are as follows: 



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Riggston, Bluffs, Camp Point, Mt. Sterling, Versailles, Griggsville, Loraine, 
fiasco, Brooklyn, Astoria, Beverly and Vermont St., Quincy, 111. 

There is an ever increasing demand on the part of the laymen for 
revivals of power and spirit. Brethren, when we are willing to meet the 
conditions the revivals will come. History proves this fact. Conservation, 
concentration, conviction, and coming bodily to the throne of God, con- 
fessing our sins, will give to all and the church her heart's desire. The 
price must be paid before the spirit will descend. Are we willing to 
meet with the Lord? As Methodists, we are at the door of a new era. 
Will we pass through to something greater? Not without the pass word, 
which is, consecration of life, talent, money and time to the Lord, for the 
use of the Church. Let us highly resolve that Christ shall not have come 
into existence without a cause. 

Centenary and Benevolences. 

To July 31, 1922, the district had paid on pledges, not including special 
collections, $141,103.38. If the receipts of this conference equal those of 
last year, the total receipts will reach about $170,000. The Easter offering 
reached about $1500. 

The task of collecting and getting new pledges has not been easy this 
year. We have lost some by death and removal, and some I am sori-y to 
say have repudiated their pledges, and some pastors have made excuses for 
the Centenary and program of the church, and this has bad effect upon the 
laity. 

Brother preacher, the pulpit is your throne, but not a soap box from 
which you are to crucify the church of the living Christ. The pulpit is your 
throne, but the street and field are your places of conquest. Do not sleep 
on your throne or in your study when you should be fighting on the field of 
conquest. Some make excuses for not paying the Centenary, and some 
excuses are just in these trying times, but the rank and file of our Methodist 
folks are not wearing homespun, or riding in ox carts, or living in log cabins, 
or eating corn grist, or farming with hoes. We never dressed, traveled, fed, 
lived, amused ourselves better than today. 

Brethren, we must go in and redeem this gospel in the eyes of the world, 
if the Church of Christ is to live. If not, it will lose its power. Abraham 
Lincoln said, "This nation can not exist half slave and half free." And 
he was right. This world can not exist under present conditions, half 
heathen and half Christian. It will become all of one or the other in the 
next fifty (50) years. I believe the Methodist Church can decide the day if 
she will. 

The Honorable Lloyd George said recently, speaking at City Road 
Chapel, London, the burial place of John Wesley, "That the present collec- 
tive members and communicants of the Methodist Church number not far 
short of forty millions, the greatest Protestant Community in the world. 
One can imagine what its influence has been, not only on the British 
Empire, and America, but on the destiny of the whole world." 

God help us to be a deciding factor for Jesus Christ, and the salvation 
of the world. We dare not turn aside. We dare not evade the question. 
Lord help us to boldly take up our cross and go out into the field of activity. 
If we do not, woe unto the Church, but if we do, God will be with us with 
legions of angels to assist and bless. 



SPRINGFIELD DISTRICT. 

E. M. Antrim, Superintendent. 

Dear Bishop and Brethren: 

A modern District Superintendent, with present day responsibilities is 
not like the mythical freshman, who did not know what to do with his 

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"week-end." There are not enough hours in the day nor days enough in 
the week to keep pace with the growing demands upon his time and 
strength. Not only does lie give the day to the most nerve-fagging work, 
but not infrequently he is a "night-rider," speeding his car over the dusty 
roads of his District while all others of his flock are peacefully asleep, with 
his eye on the distant dome of the capitol building which guides him like a 
pillar of fire in a new. wildernessi of Israel. His greatest consolation is to 
see the work go forward. As for the sacrifices? It's a great life if you 
don't weaken! 

Spiritual Activities. 

This has been a tremendously trying year. But when the purse grows 
lean the soul grows fat. Adversity is the sure remedy of religious indif- 
ference. In spite of the current social unrest, the economic instability of 
the times, and the world-wide financial depression, many of our churches 
have prospered spiritually as never before. One faithful thermometer of 
the condition of the church is the average attendance at the Sunday School. 
Every church in the District but eight has made an increase in this par- 
ticular over last year. Church membership likewise will this year register 
a net increase of at least 1200. Revival meetings have been held in most 
of the churches. Notable among them were those at Douglas Avenue, Blue 
Mound, Glenarm, Edinburg, Farmersville, Kincaid, Mt. Pulaski, Riverton, 
Rochester, Tovey, Shiloh, Stonington and Witt. Persistent evangelistic 
efforts in other ways have added many scores to our membership rolls. 
The wider work of religious education through Bible Classes, teacher train- 
ing classes. Junior and Epworth Leagues, Church Nights and Daily Vacation 
Bible Schools has been making steady progress at many points. Daily Vaca- 
tion Bible Schools were successfully conducted at Stonington, Taylorville, 
Farmersville, Niantic and First Church, Springfield. Kincaid held a week- 
day school of religious education every Wednesday for six months, with a 
total enrollment of 172. We wish time and space would permit us to 
describe in detail the work of each individual pastor. Some of those doing 
the most faithful work will make the least show in the statistical tables.' 
Their labors count highly for the Kingdom just the same. We have over 
twenty-five Epworth Leagues in operation with an enrollment of over 1400. 
Some new Leagues have also been organized during the year. Among 
the outstanding Leagues are those at Pana, Morrisonville, Pawnee, Kumler, 
Laurel, Douglas Avenue, First, Buckeye, Sharpsburg, Nokomis, Hillsboro, 
Edinburg and Divernon. A goal we have definitely set for the new year is 
"an Epworth League in every charge and special stress on young people's 
work." Successful Church Night Programs have been carried out at Doug- 
las Avenue, Kumler, Buffalo, Mechaniscburg and Morrisonville. Many other 
activities deserve special notice, but time forbids. "Is the work of the King- 
dom really advancing on the District?" Answer, "It is." We hope the rate 
will be accelerated in the new year. 

Ministerial Saflaries. 

Now, blessed be fried chicken! May its appetizing odors never grow 
less! Succulent incense arising from half a hundred chicken frys have 
helped more than one church out of a financial defiicit this year. The 
economic conditions prevailing over the country have put the churches to 
the severest financial strain in their experience. Our great agricultural 
constituency has been suffering from a financial slump well nigh paralyzing. 
In addition, the coal strike, lasting from April to September, absolutely cut 
off all sources of income, to many of our communities depending upon the 
mining industry. Faithful workers have had to sweat blood to make ends 
meet. Those at the center of responsibility have generally done their full 
duty and deserve highest praise. A sense of responsibility on the part of 
the whole membership, combined with adequate canvasses, better financial 
methods and a full recognition of the principle of stewardship would work 
wonders in many churches. Slowly we are bringing order out of chaos. 
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salary payments and general financial anxiety is a severe trial and would 
discourage most men of other professions. We began the year with total 
salary estimates somewhat under the year before as was expected. Esti- 
mates for the new year show a few decreases and a few increases, but with 
a total net increase for the whole District amounting to $1450. This is a 
great achievement, considering the times. 

The Centenary. 

We have discovered from previous experience that it is impossible to 
estimate accurately in advance of the actual reports the amount of money 
brought to Conference to be reported on Centenary and other benevolences. 
In most cases subscriptions fall due on September 1st. That leaves but a 
limited time in which to make collections before Conference. A few 
churches will report an increase, notably Pana with nearly $10,000 to its 
credit, but in spite of most faithful efforts most of them will show a 
decrease over last year. The Easter Tithe collection resulted in an offering 
of some $2000. Most subscribers who are delinquent would gladly pay, but 
actually lack the cash to do it. There is not a little misinformation abroad 
concerning the Centenary. Too many people are quick to accept rumors as 
facts and either use that as an excuse not to pay their subscriptions or to 
create a local atmosphere inimical to the great part our church is playing 
in world redemption. If only our people would generally take and read the 
Church papers, much of the misinformation and lack of sympathetic touch 
with the mighty things being done in the name of the Lord would give way 
to hearty cooperation. When our people reach the standard of self abnega- 
tion for the true religion that some folk do for their imperfect religion the 
Kingdom of God would move forward by leaps and bounds. 

Women's Societies. 

As usual the women's societies have been exceedingly active and suc- 
cessful this year. The F. M. S. will show receipts amounting to , 

while the W. H. M. S. will show a small increase over last year. Ladies 
Aid Societies have had a remarkable year. Probably not less than $20,000 
has been raised this year by these faithful women in wavs past finding out. 
The most notable records were made by the Tavlorville Society with a 
record of $3335; Kumler, which raised $2582; Douelas Avenue, which 
reached the figure of $1456, and Witt, which took in $1100. 

Church Building Enterprises. 

Twice this year the Superintendent's mail brought startling news. Once 
the letter came from Brother Munch of Sharpsburg. announcing that their 
church had burned down the dav before, and a second time from Brother 
McCreerv that the Millerville church had also burned to the ground. But 
what at first seemed a supreme disaster may prove a blessing in disguise. 
For. alreadv the corner stone of a new bi»ick church has been laid at Sharps- 
burg and the Board at Millersville has voted to rebuild and will begin opera- 
tions soon. The former building will cost not less than $16,000 and the 
latter about $10,000. Likewise a beautiful brick parsonage, costins: about 
$10,000. has been erected at Owaneco under Brother Martin's leadership, 
while Shiloh is remodeling its church nlant at a cn<it of $1500. The people 
of Rochester under the leadership of Brother W. G. Mnntsomerv. have 
pur<"hased a site for a new church at a cost of $1000. Although this has 
been the most difficult financial year in our experience oth^r building: and 
improvements (including the Snrinerfi^l'l advan^'es hereafter noted") have 
been made at a total cost of some $135 000. Moreover, about $20 000 has 
been paid on old indebted^iess. Some $18,470 has been left in bequests to 
certain churches of the District, including about $10,000 from the .Tudd 
Estate left to the Snringfleld Churches, about $2100 from the Satterly 
Estate to the Irving Church. $''500 from the Cantrall and other estates to 
the Rochester Church and $1000 from the Grantham Estate to the Butler 
Church. This brings the gifts of the people to these purposes up to the 



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astonishing total of $176,500 in this the leanest of all years, which is two 
and one-half times what was contributed last year and five times the 
amount, the year previous. 

The Work in the Capital City. 

The achievements of our Springfield Churches have been remarkable in 
several lines. One only needs to remember the personnel of the Springfield 
pastors and laymen to discover the secret. In every church and com- 
munity enterprise these men are always at the fore-front, from taking a 
leading and vigorous part in the activities of the Civic League which has 
done such good work in improving moral conditions in the Capital City, to 
the carrying forward of a complete church program in highly efficient form. 

Every church in the City of Springfield but one has made extensive 
material improvements this year. Kumler remodeled and redecorated her 
auditorium at a cost of $2500. Douglas Avenue redecorated her entire plant 
at a cost of $2000 and purchased property adjoining the church for a parish 
house at a cost of $4500. Eighteenth Street has purchased and all but paid 
for a site for her new church at a cost of $5100. While the new Wesley 
Church, Parish House and Parsonage will have a completed plant valued at 
$30,000. This church and plant, made largely out of bricks from the pave- 
ments of Springfield, will be dedicated in October. But the outstanding 
achievement was the remodeling of First Church at a cost of $88,000. Prac- 
tically every dollar of this amount was subscribed in advance of building 
operations. The auditorium has been remodeled and redecorated, pews 
replacing the old opera chairs on the main floor. Social and Sunday School 
rooms extend under the entire plant, accommodations to serve 600 ban- 
queters being provided. In addition, floors of the annex are devoted to 
Sunday School and other religious activities, including a gymnasium on 
the top floor. This is one of the most completely equipped church plants 
in the Illinois Conference. Including what has been paid in cash on these 
improvements the people of First Church have contributed for all purposes 
this year not less than $70,000 in cash. 

Work Among New Americans. 

Our Home Missionary projects at Coalton, Schram City and Kincaid, in 
charge of three Centenary workers. Miss Corinne M. Calvert, Miss Faye 
Park and Miss Flora M. Clark, has been moving on steadily this year. It is 
hoped that a new Mission Chapel may soon be erected at Coalton and the 
Sunday School and other services moved out of the jail, where they have 
so long been compelled to meet. The work at Schram City has already 
progressed far enough for the people to begin talking about organizing a 
church society and building a place of worship, while the program of 
activities carried on at Kincaid, temporarily interrupted by the resignation 
of one of our workers, has helped build up this new and intensely interest- 
ing field. Bible Classes, English Classes, Sewing Classes, Club activities, 
Daily Vacation Bible Schools and other features, in addition to the work of 
religious education, are touching these new people through their children 
in vital ways. We find them responsive and appreciative. This work 
ought to be increased and enlarged. 

And now we come to the close of another year. It has not been an 
easy one. The task has tried all our powers, but our faithful workers, to 
whom the credit is due, have never faltered. We need always the help of 
the great Captain and Bishop of our souls, and to Him we ascribe the praise. 

"Oh Master, we've placed our hands to the plow, 

But the field is hard and rough. 
And our faith is weak, and faint our hearts — 

Oh Master, we've not enough 
Of courage as now we face the task, 

Fain would we turn back. 
Lord give us strength for the toil we pray. 

Lord give us the faith we lack." 



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(B) STANDING COMMITTEES AND BOARDS. 

BENEVOLENCES. 

We wish to express our appreciation of the interest manifested by the 
members and friends of our church in the Centenary. Notwithstanding the 
financial depression through which we have passed, many have practiced 
self-denial in order to pay their pledges. Some have borrowed money to 
do so. There are those, however, who have not participated in the Cen- 
tenary in proportion to their means. 

We recommend that all such, whether new members or those whom the 
Lord has prospered, should be led to recognition of their vows to the church 
and their privilege in having a part in the making of the Kingdoms of the 
world the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ. To this end we must stress 
the teaching of Christian Stewardship in the preaching of the Word, in 
young people's study classes, and by the distribution of stewardship litera- 
ture. We should lead our people to recognize themselves as stewards of the 
material treasure with which God has entrusted them. We should form 
them into tithing bands. 

We commend the program of missionary education put on by our 
Area Secretary, Claudius S. Moore, and his staff, and hope he may have a 
similar program for this year. 

- W. W. THEOBALD, 
PETER KITTEL. 

CONFERENCE DEACONESS BOARD. 
Annual Meeting. 

The Illinois Conference Deaconess Board met in regular session at 
Grace Church, Decatur, Friday afternoon, September 8, at four o'clock with 
the following members present: Dr. C. W. F. Smith, Mrs. Eva C. Frields, 
Rev. C. R. Morrison, Dr. Alva Piersel, Dr. Wm. Beadles, Miss Corrine M. 
Calvert, Miss Harriet L. Severns, and Rev. G. L. Losh. 

The officers were re-elected for the ensuing year. 

The character of each deaconess was passed upon and reports of Mrs. 
Eva C. Frields, Miss Corrine M. Calvert, and Miss Harriet L. Severns were 
given and filed. 

The Board desires to call attention to the fine record of Chaddock Boys' 
School financially and otherwise. We earnestly solicit the hearty co-opera- 
tion of every minister and layman in the support of this worthy institution. 

This Board also heartily endorses the effort of the general Conference 
Deaconess Board to raise an endowment of $500,000.00 from which a pension 
fund may be had to adequately care for the retired deaconesses. 

CHADDOCK BOYS' SCHOOL. 
Superintendent's Report to the Conference Deaconess Board. 

When we entered upon this year with less than half our boys full pay 
students, the financial side of the problem looked impossible. However, we 
felt we must care for as many as possible of the boys who had no one to 
help them. We have not only paid our current expenses up to June 1st, 
but have advanced over $1100 to pay interest and meet other necessary 
obligations to the Campaign and Building accounts, in the face of the most 
difficult conditions financially throughout the Conference which we have 
faced in the past ten years. 

In securing the services of R. E. Vennum, who is devoting his entire 
time to the financial side of the work, we feel very hopeful of larger results. 
Mr. Vennum came to us only a very short time ago and has now gotten well 
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the pastors of the Quincy District and many other Districts, and is con- 
tinually cultivating the field from which we hope in the near future to reap 
results. 

We are glad to report excellent work throughout the year by the best 
corps of instructors, house mothers and helpers in general we have ever 
had. The high character of the work, the fine atmosphere in the homes 
and in the school room, and on the playground are all due to the very fine 
spirit of co-operation which has characterized our workers. 

Our eighth grade boys, with the help of Mr. Smith, have put one acre 
of our garden under irrigation. It was interesting to see these lads, some 
of them almost lost in the trench they dug to carry the water to the garden. 
They were a proud group of lads when the last pipe was connected and 
they, saw the water falling over that acre at their command. A boy whose 
energies are directed in channels of construction and production finds 
greater joy than the one whose undirected or misdirected energies destroy 
and tear down. 

We are beginning in a small way this year to do commercial gardening. 
We have sold $500 worth of vegetables besides supplying the table for forty 
people throughout the summer and storing by cold pack process several 
thousand quarts. The intensive gardening with our present acreage gives 
work that is wholesome, productive and not too heavy for the boys who 
remain for the summer and supplies one of the greatest demands of the 
School. 

Seventy-one boys have been enrolled this year. We have earnestly 
tried to minister to the individual boy, creating at the same time an 
environment, an atmosphere where the development of each boy could 
proceed normally and naturally through his personality. 

And now let us face the new year with resolute hearts. A tremendous 
task awaits willing hands and courageous hearts — with the thought that 
"Heaven does with us as we with torches do — not light them for ourselves" 
let us on to the goal of making permanent this home-garden for boys, that 
boys who lose so much when their homes are broken may find it again in 
Chaddock Boys' School, that we may have for generations to come some 
finely trained leaders instead of dwarfed and broken personalities. 
Respectfully submitted, 

EVA C. FRIELDS, Superintendent. 

CHURCH LITERATURE. 

From the days of Wesley to the present hour the growth of Methodism 
has been permeated by the infiuences of a literature, rich and spiritually 
virile. In order that the lives of our members may continue thus to be 
nurtured, we request our pastors faithfully to observe Good Literature Day 
in all our churches and to present the benefits to be derived from the use 
of our church publications, such as the Northwestern Christian Advocate, 
The Epworth Herald, and the Methodist Review. 

We appeal to all leaders of our young people to co-operate with our 
pastors in seeing to it that all our homes give a place to one or more of 
our church periodicals. We commend the efforts of the Methodist Book 
Concern to provide a wholesome, and inspiring field of instructive reading 
for all our people. 

To further inspire our members and workers we recommend that all 
pastors follow up Good Literature Day by giving a series of addresses, or 
sermons, on the great service now being rendered, and the worthy books 
being written, by present-day builders of the Kingdom. 

D. F. NELSON, 
D. L. JEPFERS. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 71 

COMMISSION ON CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' CAMPAIGN 
FOR ENDOWMENT FUNDS. 

Recommendations Adopted by the Annual Conference, 1922, 

Resolved, 1 — That the Conference Claimants' Commission with the pow- 
ers conferred by the Conference in 1916 and reaflBrmed by each Annual 
Conference since, be and is hereby continued, and that the Commission for 
the ensuing Conference year be composed of the District Superintendents, 
and one member from each of the following organizations: The Board of 
Stewards, the Board of Trustees, and the Preachers' Aid Society, and also 
one layman from each District, together with three laymen at large, to be 
named by the District Superintendents, and confirmed by the Conference. 

2 — That the Commission shall provide for all necessary expenses inci- 
dent to the most efficient prosecution of its work. 

3 — It is the judgment of the Commission that until the Campaign is 
completed and the pledges collected, that the work will require the full 
time of an executive officer. We therefore recommend that Henry C. Gibbs 
be appointed as the Field Secretary, who shall work under the direction of 
the Commission and be ex-officio member of the Commission. 

4 — That the Commission shall so relate itself to the Ten Year Program 
Movement as to act in harmony therewith, and that Veterans' Day shall be 
observed in each pastoral charge, at which time, the interests of Conference 
Claimants shall be presented, and special emphasis be given the Campaign 
for the raising of an additional $500,000. 

CONFERENCE RELATIONS COMMITTEE. 

We recommend that the relation of: 

1. T. B. Wright be changed from Effective to Retired. 

2. J. M. Judy, T. L. Hancock, J. O. Lehman and J. L. Hardesty, be con- 
tinued Supernumerary. 

3. Wiley Johnson and J. D. Shouse be changed from Supernumerary to 
Effective. 

4. T. F. Hartman. be changed from Supernumerary to retired and be 
placed in Class III. 

5. H. B. Montgomery be changed from Effective to Retired and he be 
placed in Class II. 

6. A. J. Patrick, R. F. McDaniel and C. L. Bell be changed from Effec- 
tive to Supernumerary. 

7. C. W. Gant be continued Effective and he.be appointed Evangelist 
for the Decatur District. 

8. J. W. Van Cleve be changed from Effective to Retired and he be 
placed in Class I. S. W. Beggs be changed from Retired to Supernumerary. 

We recommend that: 

1. Alfred Wicks be granted one year's leave of absence under para- 
graph 1S6. 

2. W. M. Hailey be re-admitted from a certificate of Location issued by 
this Conference in 1920, he relinquishing all annuity claims for the years 
19101922. 

3. L. G. Commins, F. J. Talbot, A. H. McConnell, A. B. Carlberg and 
A. J. Jockish be granted a location at their own requests. 

4. W. C. Moorman's and L. K. Armentrout's request for re-admission 
be not granted. 

5. We recognize the orders of J. L. Hess from our own church and 
recommend him for supply work. 

6. The Conference proceed in the case of J. P. Morton and Ira S. 
Haverfield in accordance with previous action of the conference. 



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7. S. T. Weaver be continued in the Effective relation. 

8. S. C. Williams be permitted to withdraw for the purpose of uniting 
with another denomination, his parchments cancelled and returned. 

9. J. A. Lucas be appointed Supt. of I. O. O. F. Orphans' Home, Lincoln, 
111. W. T. Beadles be appointed Chaplain of Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Home, Quincy, 111. C. M. Barton be appointed Supt. of Apportionments and 
Surveys; Committee of Conservation and Advance. J. F. McAnally be ap- 
pointed Supt. Mothers' Jewels Home, York, Nebr. A. G. Carnine be ap- 
pointed Agent for Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, 111. H. C. 
Gibbs be appointed Field Secretary for Commission on Conference Claim- 
ants' campaign for Endowment Funds. P. Raymond Powers be appointed 
Conference Evangelist and assigned to the Bloomington District. E. K. 
Towle be appointed Conference Evangelist and assigned to the Champaign- 
Danville District and Field Secretary for Wesley Foundation. W. H. Neil 
be appointed Field Representative of the Committee of Conservation and 
Advance. J. C. Baker be appointed Director of Wesley Foundation, Urbana, 
Illinois. Parker Shields be appointed Supt. of Tennessee Anti-Saloon 
League. 

Recommendation on Re-Classification. 

We recommend that: 

1. M. E. Hobart, J. S. Bicknell, M. F. Collier and J. A. Stout remain in 
Class IV. 

2. C. B. Taylor, Abraham Wells, H. A. McKinney, and R. C. Jones re- 
main in Class IV. and that they be referred to the Board of Stewards. 

3. A. L. Plowman, H. G. Wass, S. H. Huber, Ruben Hathaway, R. E. 
Mathis, W. M. Johnson and Anthus Willard be changed from Class IV. to 
Class III. 

4. J. B. Horney remain in Class III. 

5. G. A. Frazier be changed from Class IV. to Class III., he relinquish- 
ing all annuity claims. 

A. M. WELLS, Chairman. 
ROYAL W. ENNIS, Secretary. 

CUNNINGHAM CHILDREN'S HOME. 

Be it resolved that we recognize the importance of the work of the 
Cunningham Children's Home, and that whenever possible the pulpits of the 
Illinois conference be open for the presentation of the needs and the work 
of that institution. 

J. C. BAKER, 
HERBERT A. KECK, 
E. G. SANDMEYER, 
C. T. PILCH. 

DOMESTIC MISSIONS. 

Resolved, That we commend the work of the Domestic Missionary 
Society and call the attention of the pastors to the fact that this fund is 
included in the Centenary, and that they are required to write in the annual 
report the full apportionment; be it further 

Resolved, That we express our appreciation for the work of the district 
Superintendents for their careful distribution of the funds and for the faith- 
fulness and accuracy of the treasurer of this Society, Brother Lee Matheny, 
of Springfield. 

J. A. BELL, 

J. H. SINGLETON. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 73 

EVANGELISM. 

Inasmuch as the revival meeting has played a great part in the build- 
ing of Methodism and the Kingdom of God and that large numbers have 
been led to Christ through these meetings we wish to recommend the fol- 
lowing: 

1. That a revival meeting be held in every church sometime during 
this Conference year. 

2. That when we honor the Holy Spirit in His leadership to direct us 
in Soul Winning we will be able to see more people won for the Master. 

3. That the Pre-Easter services be observed as usual but not con- 
sidered a substitute or the regular revival campaign. 

The Church Revived First. 

The type of special meetings needed in our churches today is one that 
will revitalize all departments of the church and bring our membership into 
a conscious relationship to God. We must insist on conversion that will 
make men and women invest their life interest and means in the program 
of Christ and the Church. We have too often thought of evangelistic meet- 
ings only as a special means of securing new members. The time has 
come when we must declare the old time doctrine of Methodism until con- 
viction and a sense of righteousness awakens our congregations which will 
result in a Conference wide revival. 

Family Worship. 

"Back to your knees" should be the slogan in the homes of our people. 
The powerful effect of the family altar can never be measured and when 
God's Word is read and used as a Standard of Family Life great results will 
follow. 

Win One — Stand By. 

The Win One — Stand By program has been adopted as the great pro- 
gram of the church. We believe if this is properly stressed and system- 
atically worked it will not only lead many to Christ who would not be won 
otherwise but it will also aid in the Christian Development of the church. 

Decision Day. 

The church membership is largely built up through the Sunday School. 
We believe that too much emphasis cannot be placed upon Decision Day 
and that it should be looked upon as a great day of in-gathering for the 
children. 

First Quarterly Conference. 

We believe so strongly that winning souls to Christ is the primary busi- 
ness of the church that we want to suggest that the District Superintend- 
ents at the first quarterly Conferences should consider well the all around 
evangelistic program for the year urging upon laymen and pastors through- 
out the Conference the importance of the task before them. 

C. W. IVIE, 
H. RAY FUNK. 

EDUCATIONAL REPORT. 

The committee on education presents the following report: The year 
that has just closed has been one of the most difficult that has confronted 
our educational institution. The ever increasing standard, the necessary 
increase in salaries to meet the higher cost of living, the phenomenal in- 
crease in the student bodies all without a corresponding increase in 
revenue has made the strongest of our institutions greatly perplexed as to 
how they could meet the ever mounting expenses. 



74 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

The Board of Education. 

We congratulate the Board of Education of our church upon the de- 
velopment of its work in its several departments of service. We note that 
the conditions are country-wide by which our institutions of learning are 
struggling under financial conditions of most unusual character. The Board 
asks for the utmost co-operation of our Conferences everywhere on behalf 
of the institutions within their boundaries in this period of constantly en- 
larging student attendance and the increasing cost of standard mainten- 
ance. 

We are pleased to note the fact that the Children's Day funds have now 
aided the total of 29,984 students to make their way through college, in the 
aggregate sum of $3,382,450. The collection has increased from year to 
year. Yet, under the growing student enrollment and other factors, the 
demand by our students for help increases steadily beyond the enlarged re- 
ceipts. 

The Wesley Foundation. 

Two thousand one hundred and sixty-six Methodist Students were at 
the University of Illinois during the regular school year of 1921-1922 and in 
addition there were four hundred and sixty-five Methodists during the sum- 
mer session of 1922, making a total for the year of two thousand six hun- 
dred and thirty-one. This is a little more than one-fourth of the total 
student body of the University. 

Of this number one thousand one hundred and seventeen entered into 
relationship with Trinity Church (the Church of the Foundation) as affiliate 
members four thousand five hundred and seventy of these afliliate members 
being freshmen. There were in addition to this enough other students in 
the Epworth League and other organizations to bring the total num- 
ber connected with the church past the one thousand four hundred mark. 

The Wesley Foundation is seeking to develop laymen who will learn 
how to be constructive forces in the church while at the University. There 
are tremendous possibilities for lay leadership bound up in a great student 
body such as that at the University of Illinois. During this year 643 
students actually were at work in some part of the Wesley Foundation 
program. 

The program of religious education is developing in a very encouraging 
way. In the courses for which the University gives credit 120 students 
were enrolled. Twice that number sought admission to the classes but 
were hindered from taking the work by conflict with their other courses or 
standard University limitations. In adition to the credit courses 497 
students were in the voluntary Bible classes. 

The new Professor of Religious Education is W. A. Goodall, who holds a 
Ph. D. from Yale. 

Special attention has been given to the problem of rural leadership. 
A large number of agricultural students were in the credit courees and in 
addition there have been a Country Life Club and a Rural Seminary. This 
work has great significant relationship to our country church problem. 

Fifty-seven students were in the Life Service group. Four University 
of Illinois students are going to the foreign field this autumn; three to 
China and one to Egypt. Nine students are in our theological schools and 
this number will be increased next year. Four women graduates of the 
University have recently been accepted by the W. F. M. S. and will probably 
sail within the year. 

The growing success of the work of the Wesley Foundation at the 
University of Illinois creates a considerable financial embarrassment, it 
being very difficult to keep up with the financial needs. There must be a 
new Trinity Church at the earliest possible date, to furnish adequate facili- 
ties for worship for these University Students and there is very great need 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 75 

of maintenance funds to sustain the developing activities of the Founda- 
tion. 

The primaiT significance of the work of the Wesley Foundation is that 
as a churcn we are seeding to conserve in the largest way the investment 
which we are makmg as citizens in that institution. We pay our taxes for 
its support together with other citizens of the commonwealth. We believe 
in public education but we are realizing that our responsibility as citizens 
and as Christians is not fulfilled when we have paid our taxes. What we are 
seeKing for our young men and women is that they shall have thorougnly 
well developed characters, a due realization of their social responsibility, 
and a consecration of the fulfillment of that responsibility. Therefore we 
seew to' bring up about the University of Illinois Christian influences which 
will make our investment as citizens a sound investment, assuring training 
not only of the mind and body but of the spirit as well. 

Illinois Wesleyan University. 

Fourteen years ago, in one of the great crises of the Illinois Wesleyan, 
Theodore Kemp was selected to step into the breach. This he gladly did, in 
that sacrificial spirit which has characterized all his predecessors. Dur- 
ing nis administration the endowment has been increased, new buildings 
have been erected, and the student body enlarged. But after these years 
of great and trying service he has seen fit to lay down his responsibility 
by handing in his resignation. This was accepted and he and his good 
wife will spend the greater portion of the year in travel and study. 

To take his place in this crisis of the institution's life we have been 
fortunate in securing as the new President, that brother beloved among us, 
preacher, educator, administrator, W. J. Davidson. We welcome him in 
this new capacity and congratulate Illinois Wesleyan University upon this 
new day we believe will dawn under his inspiring leadership. 

Attendance. 

Under the last year of President Theodore Kemp's administration the 
Illinois Wesleyan University made an advance in attendance in the College 
of Liberal Arts, the enrollment therein being 372 studnts. The total enroll- 
ment for the year in all departments was 591 students. The advance 
registration indicates an advance in the College of Liberal Arts to 400 
students and probably more. 

Financial Aid to Students. 

The Wesleyan could have at least fifty more students than she will have 
in Liberal Arts if she had fifty additional scholarships to award to worthy 
and scholarly young people who have expressed a desire to enroll this 
year. The Williams Fund, which is used entirely for scholarships, has all 
been distributed. Friends who desire to aid young people can find no 
better direct method of doing so than by establishing a scholarship as a 
permanent investment. 

New Gymnasium. 

The new Gymnasium costing $180,000 is nearly completed. Its dedication 
will occur early this fall. It is a modern gymnasium in every respect and 
reflects great credit upon those who designed it and supervised its con- 
struction. Associated with its work will be the regular classes in physical 
education under the direction of specially trained professors who will have 
charge of the work for men and women respectively. Also all organized 
athletics will henceforth center about this great new building. 

The New Library. 

Under the wise direction of the Buck Estate Trustees the beautiful new 
Buck Memorial Library is now well under construction. This building 



76 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

will be a striking architectural contribution to the University and the city 
of Bloomington. It is a vital part of the education of a young person to 
be able to see such a building as this will be for four years of the formative 
period of his life. Besides this, the building will embody the most up-to-date 
facilities for eflicient library work. 

The New Gateway. 

The Association of Commerce of Bloomington is making the University 
a present of a magnificent entrance to the campus from North Main Street 
into University Avenue, and the columns are now being built. This will be 
known as Foundation Gate. 

Religious Organizations. 

Large and strong organizations for student religious work and for 
Life Service training for home and foreign fields are operative on the 
campus and renewed interest in the spiritual life and work of the students 
is manifest. 

An A-Class College. 

The Illinois Wesleyan University is an A-Class College according to 
the highest academic standards for our colleges today. The significance 
of this should be appreciated by all pastors upon whose advice young peo- 
ple select the school where their college education will be taken. 

The College of Music 

The Bloomington School of Music, with over 200 students, made over- 
tures to President Kemp in the spring, looking toward a merger into the 
College of Music of the Wesleyan University. The merger was approved 
and we will open with the largest and strongest music faculty in the history 
of the school. Dean Westbrook, a graduate of Albion College, a fine 
Methodist with successful experience, and Mr. Rewick, pianist, another 
Methodist man, will be distinctive additions to this College and also to the 
musical life of the community. 

Illinois Woman's College. 

ATTENDANCE: The enrollment of students increases each year. In 
the last four years it has gone up as follows: 349, 359, 432, 473. The advance 
registration for the coming year is larger than ever before, and dormi- 
tories and class rooms will be filled to overflowing. 

RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES: The year has been marked by special in- 
terest in religious activities both of faculty and students. An effort is 
made to connect every student in some way with a definite religious life, 
and to give her training in some phase of religious and social work. The 
program includes special courses in the Bible and Religious Education, 
volunteer Bible study and Missionary classes, suggestions on possible lines 
of Life Service, Y. W. C. A. work, Sunday School, Epworth League, and all 
helpful Social and Community Service. 

STUDENT AID: The college does all it can to help worthy and prom- 
ising students who cannot meet full college expense During the last year 
it helped twenty-five ministers' daughters to a total of $3,286, and altogether 
it assisted eighty-five students to a total of $11,508. Scholarship endowment 
is needed of at least $250,000 to help educate these worthy young women. 
No finer benevolence can be suggested. 

ENDOWMENT: The greatest problem before the Illinois Woman's 
College is that of adequate endowment and equipment and current support. 
A committee from the Board of Education of the Church recently visited 
the College, and after a careful survey reported that an additional million 
dollars is essential even to present needs. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 77 

The College appeals to the Conference for the fullest sympathy and 
co-operation in its efforts to secure adequate current support and endow- 
ment. 

Annual Financial Report. 
For Year Ending June 5, 1922. 

Plant and Equipment $ 500,814.66 

Endowment *. 308,368.89 

Conditional Pledges 201,980.16 

Current Funds 5,737.68 

Total Assets $1,016,901.39 

The college has no indebtedness. 

Dormitory Account: 

Income $ 86,596.35 

Expense 88,656.69 

Loss on Dormitory $ 2,060.34 

College Account: 

Income, Including Current Gifts $ 97,613.38 

Expense 97,182.92 

Balance $ 430.46 

We suggest for nomination for trustees to fill a vacancy in the Class 
of 1925, M. H. MacLean of Chicago, and to fill a vacancy in the Class of 
1927, Dr. Edmund J. James. 

Theological Schools. 

The presence here this year of Professor W. D. Schermerhorn of Garrett 
Biblical Institute and Dean Jas. A. Bebee of Boston University enables us 
to call attention anew to our theological schools. Never have our Schools 
of Theology possessed better faculties nor have they been possessed with a 
finer group of students. We commend these schools not only to our young 
men who are considering entering the ministry, but we also commend them 
to the men and women of the Church who have the possibilities of contrib- 
uting the financial aid necessary to hold them in their present high position. 

Distribution of« Moneys. 

We recommend that in the coming year as in the several years past the 
educational moneys be distributed as follows: 20% to the Board of Educa- 
tion, 35% to the Illinois Wesleyan, 35% to the Illinois Woman's College and 
10% to the Wesley Foundation. 

Banquet Committee. 

We nominate for the Banquet Committee for the coming year: C. E. 
Pettit, chairman; A. R. Grumon, H. W. Hartman, G. L. Losh. 

The Bi-Conference Movement. 

One year ago this Conference, together with the Central Illinois 
Conference, inaugurated a movement for the purpose of upbuilding and 
endowing the Educational Institutions of these Conferences, and the re- 
spective funds for their Conference Claimants. This movement has come 
to be known as "The Bi-Conference Movement." 

Each Conference appointed a committee of five to co-operate in de- 
veloping plans for such a campaign, including a permanent organization 
with due representation of laymen. These committees named a Commission 
of seventy-six, with Bishop Nicholson as chairman. The commission in- 
cluded: The Bishop of the area; the heads of the seven Institutions or causes 



78 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

interested; the eleven District Superintendents of the Central Illinois and 
Illinois Conferences; two laymen from each of the eleven districts in the 
two Conferences; one pastor from each district; one representative from 
each board of trustees; one alumnus of each institution, and ten representa- 
tives to be selected at large. 

The commission created an Executive Council of twenty-one, and the 
council named a Business Cojnmittee of five which could be easily called 
together, to keep in touch with the details of the campaign. This commit- 
tee has held frequent meetings. The commission has met twice, and the 
council has had two meetings. 

Plans for the campaign were worked out in conference with the 
Department of Finance of the Board of Education of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, represented by its counsellor, Dr. J. W. Hancher, who nearly 
always met with the committee. These plans were carried forward so 
that the various forms of pledges to be used were printed. Rev. J. F. Jones 
and Rev C. M. Duncan were appointed campaign managers for the Cen- 
tral Illinois and Illinois Conferences respectively. Information and pic- 
tures were collected for a campaign of education. At this point the work 
was halted by the proposal to remove Hedding College from Abingdon. The 
uncertainty of the Hedding plans continued until quite recently, so that no 
further steps have been taken. 

The whole situation was carefully gone over by the Committee of 
Seventy-six at its meeting in Springfield August 9th, 1922, and through its 
Business Committee presented the following recommendations, which are 
approved by the Committee on Education, and are hereby presented to the 
Conference: 

I. 

The financial needs of our institutions are more evident and pressing 
than they were a year ago. Your committee is keenly aware of unsettled 
business conditions. However, the fact that the institutions themselves 
are suffering from these conditions, makes it more imperative that we shall 
come to their relief. 

II. 

We recommend that the Commission of Seventy-six be continued by the 
Conferences to serve during the ensuing conference year, and that this 
Commission be empowered to fill* such vacancies in its number as may 
occur. 

III. 

Without invalidating the askings approved at the Conference sessions 
of 1921, we recommend that the plan of campaign be modified because of 
current conditions as follows: 

(a) The total objective for the coming Conference year shall be 
$1,250,000. This shall be the first unit of the total original asking and shall 
be divided as follows: 

Chaddock Boys School $ 83,333.00 

Conference Claimants, Central Illinois Conference 83,333.00 

Conference Claimants, Illinois Conference 166,667.00 

Expenses and Miscellaneous 83,334.00 

Illinois Wesleyan University 333,333.00 

Illinois Womans College 250,000.00 

Wesley Foundation 250,000.00 

Total $1,250,000.00 

(b) We recommend that a campaign committee consisting of the 
heads of the institutions or a representative from each institution be formed 
for the purpose of carrying forward plans for the securing of designated 



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gifts, in harmony with the action of the commission of seventy-six and the 
spirit of the campaign. 

(c) Because of the unusual and serious condition of our College 
budgets, the sum of 25 per cent of the stated askings shall be available for 
the sustentation of the institutions, indebtedness or otherwise as may be de- 
termined by the respective Boards of Trustees. 

(d) Although Hedding College has suspended work for one year, we 
recommend that it shall be permitted to receive all such gifts as are spe- 
cifically designated for said College. 

IV. 

We recommend that we continue our request for the co-operation of the 
Board of Education through its Department of Finance, and that prepara- 
tions for the campaign be begun at once. Also that the intensive campaign 
be put on during the months of April, May and June, 1923, and to close not 
later than midnight June 30, 1923. 

V. 

Pledges shall be made for two years, and payable In five equal install- 
ments, July 1, 1923, January and July 1, 1924, and January and July 1, 
1925, all subscriptions to bear interest at 6% from maturity. 

Bequests and Annuities. 

We desire to call the special attention of our people to the opportunity 
for Kingdom service represented in bequests and annuity gifts to our edu- 
cational institutions. For many to whom an immediate gift of like pro- 
portions is impossible, the remembrance of one of these institutions in a 
will, or a gift upon the annuity plan, will be the foundation of blessing to 
our colleges and their youth, which will abide through all the years. Equally, 
on behalf of every philanthropic cause and agency of our Conference does 
this method of help commend itself. There is no finer way by which to 
project one's own life and influence than is afforded by such benefactions. 
It is a cause for congratulation that, more and more, our people are rec- 
ognizing this form of opportunity for great and endless service to their 
fellowmen. 

We bespeak the co-operation of all our superintendents and pastors in 
a larger extension of this form of building for the future. It is requested 
that the helpfulness of such bequests and annuities be urged in connection 
with the annual educational services and sermons in the churches; that the 
Board of Education of our church and the Conference institutions furnish 
literature upon the plan and the need; that our pastors report to institu- 
tions the names of any who might become especially interested by a per- 
sonal solicitation of such benefactions; and that from time to time the 
Quarterly Conferences include these proposals in their programs of discus- 
sion upon the interests of the church at large and of their own broader 
fields of service and influence We recommend that the conference claim- 
ants endowment be also commended to the generous consideration of our 
people. 

Bloomington Association of Commerce. 

We call the attention of the Association of Commerce of Bloomington, 
Illinois, especially to the fact that the total Conference goal of $1,000,000.00 
for Illinois Wesleyan was established and duly enacted at the Conference 
session of 1921. The people of Bloomington are aware of conditions through- 
out our territory which have made general campaigning impossible during 
the year past, and that the formal campaign program for the ensuing year 
contemplates raising the sum of $333,333 for the Wesleyan. 

Under the circumstances we desire to express our appreciation of the 
faithfulness of the Bloomington Association of Commerce and the people 



80 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

of Bloomington to their local program of sustentation of the Wesleyan, 
the building of the gymnasium, the enlarging of the campus and otherwise 
promoting the needs of the University. The Illinois Conference desires to 
co-operate adequately in all these endeavors as conditions may permit. 

A. S. CHAPMAN, 

F. A. Mccarty, 

J. C. NATE. 

HOSPITALS AND PHILANTHROPIES. 

Forasmuch as the Cunningham Children's Home, of Urbana, 111., the 
Baby Fold of Normal, 111., the Mattoon Memorial Hospital of Mattoon, 111., 
the Wesley Memorial Hospital of Chicago, the Chaddock Boys School of 
Quincy, 111., are glad to avail themselves of contributions of cash and sup- 
plies from the churches therefore, be it 

Resolved, That since the efforts of these institutions are for the ad- 
vancement of the kingdom of Christ among men, it is the sense of this 
conference that contributions of cash and supplies should be liberal; and 
furthermore be it 

Resolved, That the representatives of these institutions be granted a 
hearing from our pulpits, and our people urged to a generous response to 
these interests. 

O. B. HESS, 
• J. M. ELDREDGE. 

STATE OF THE COUNTRY. 
Moving Pictures. 

We recognize the supreme need of public control of the Motion Picture 
business and hereby protest against the poisoning of the public mind by 
vicious display of all vices upon the canvas. 

Sabbath. 

We insist that the Sabbath was made for rest and worship, that the 
Sunday laws are in harmony with these aims and that obedience to t "ese 
principles and laws is necessary for the good of the Republic, We insist 
that the Sabbath shall not be prostituted for commercial purposes by any 
company of people under the guise of personal liberty, necessary amuse- 
ment or any other subterfuge. 

Capital and Labor. 

We believe the general public has rights that have been overlooked and 
ignored in the recent strife between labor and capital and urge that both 
parties to the disputes and the American Congress adopt and enforce laws 
that will safeguard the rights of the public. 

We deplore the conditions which brought about the horrible massacre 
at Herrin, Illinois, and demand that the fair name of Illinois be maintained 
in prosecuting and punishing all offenders participating in the crime which 
has brought such a shame to the state. 

Temperance. 

We stand for the faithful enforcement of the 18th Amendment. 

We insist that the words "intoxicating liquor" have been fully defined 
by 60 years of use in the internal revenue department as "any liquor con- 
taining more than 1-2 of 1 per cent alcohol, that any vote for light wine and 
beer is thus a vote for nullification of the constitution, is contrary to public 
policy and that all possible efforts should be put forth to keep that question 
off the ballot in Illinois. 



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The Home Life. 

We believe that the present unrest in soicety is largely due to the dis- 
organized conditions in the modern home. Modern living conditions incline 
to disrupt the home unit. The stability of the home must precede any sta- 
bility that will come to the nation. The home is the strongest bulwark of 
the nation. 

We urge, therefore, that every christian home erect a family altar and 
assume the first responsibility for the training of the rising generation. 

We deplore the fact that our institutions for restraining youth are full 
to overflowing and that many thousands of boys and girls are annually lost 
to their homes. 

We urge a more intensive movement in our charges for saving both the 
boy and the girl. 

Education. 

We res'ent the opposition coming from the Roman Hierarchy against 
our Educational program in Italy and other parts of the world. 

We urge upon Congress the hastening of the adoption of the Smith- 
Towner Bill now resting in the pigeon hole of the Committee's desk, which 
provides for the Education of all youth of our land that we no longer suffer 
the shame of illiteracy. 

The Bible in the Schools. 

We appreciate the act of the Constitutional Convention in adopting a 
provision in the new Constitution safeguarding the right of the Bible in 
the public schools of our State, and we recommend to all school teachers 
the reading of a few verses and uniting with the pupils every morning in 
repeating the Lord's Prayer as a very helpful means of producing in the 
minds of the young that knowledge of and respect for these moral and 
religious principles that are necessary to the life of the nation. 

J. O. KTRKPATRICK, 
A. A. HEINLEIN. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND EPWORTH LEAGUE. 

We reioire in the continued advance during the year of both the work 
of the Sunday School and Epworth League. 

The program of religious education which comprehends every phase 
of every life at every age is meeting with increasing response in many 
places within the Conference. The Daily Vacation Bible School has been 
inaugurated in an increasing number of charges and with increasing success 
both as to the number in attendance and the character of the work done. 
The Conference Epworth League Institute continues in notable achievement. 
We recommend to all pastors, directors of religious education, and workers 
in the Epworth I>eague the serious consideration of the work of these 
established agencies. 

In view of the fact that our Sunday Schools constitute the most exten- 
sively organized department of work among our young people, enrolling 
ac! it dops f'liiv three-f""rths of that bodv. and that the ^Dwr.rth T.eaene 
places its primary emphasis upon work among the young people it is the 
judgment of this committee that there must continue close co-ordination of 
work in these organizations. The work of the Epworth League among our 
young people is an outstanding achievement. All departments of work 
amnne oni- vnnrg people must be co-ordinated and brought to this high 
level of efficiency. 

In further view of the close relation existing between these organiza- 
tions and as a means of further interesting the young people of the Enworth 
Leaene in the work of the Sunday School and likewise in interesting a 
greater number of our young people of the Sunday School in the work of 
the Epworth League we recommend to those formulating the program for 



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work in the Conference Epworth League Institute place increasing emphasis 
upon methods in religious education. 

We recommend that this institute for young people be given a peraia- 
nent location and that provisions be made by the District Superintendents 
for a committee that shall have this location in charge for study and report 
of recommendation to the next annual Conference and, further, that this 
committee while making a study for such location shall give consideration 
to the development of a summer school for religious education. 

R. S. FAIRCHILD, 

J. D. BUTLER. 

TRUSTEES— CONFERENCE BOARD. 

The Board of Trustees of the Illinois Annual Conference met at the 
Parish House of the Grace M. E. Church, Decatur, Illinois, at 2:00 p. m., 
September 5th, 1922. The meeting was called to order by the President, 
Dr. W. A. Smith. There were present S. H. Whitlock, C. P. Buker, H. C. Gibbs, 
W. A. Smith, and B. F. Shipp. B. F. Shipp was elected Secretary, pro tem. 

The Treasurer, H. C. Gibbs, presented his report which is herewith 
attached, together with report of the auditing committee. 

On motion of S. H. Whitlock it was ordered that $1400.00 be paid to 
the Board of Stewards for Conference Claimants of the Illinois Conference, 
and $45.00 to the retired members' fund of the German St. Louis Conference. 

On motion A. H. Flae:ge was elected to preach the Strawbridge sermon 
next year and W. G. Pulliam was elected alternate. 

The meeting adjourned to meet at the call of the Chair. 

W. A. SMITH, 
B. F. SHIPP. 



(C) SPECIAL COMMITTEES AND RESOLUTIONS. 

CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. 

The Centennial Committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. This the 1924 minutes be made a Centennial number and that R. W. 
Ennis be selected to collect the special historical material for that number. 

2. That the minutes of 1924 be a pictorial number. 

3. The creation of a special pageant committee, of which C. F. Juvinall 
shall be chairman. 

4. That C. S. Boyd be made custodian of all historical material relat- 
ing to the Centennial celebration. 

5. The continuation of the present Centennial Committee and the 
present officers of the Historical Society with the same relations as last 
year. 

6. That we request a special collection amounting to 2c per member 
to be taken in each charge for general expenses of the Centennial Com- 
mittee. 

A. S. CHAPMAN, 
C. F. JUVINALL. 

COURTESIES. 

The ninety-ninth session of the Illinois Annual Conference has been 
cared for and conducted in such a way as to obligate us to those co-operat- 
ing. 

We are sincerely grateful for the characteristic thoughtfulness of our 
pastor-host, who has done everything needful to the welfare of the Confer- 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 83 

ence; also for the generosity of the congregation of Grace Church, which 
has so nobly performed its function as host; also for the generous response 
of the Methodism of the city in our behalf; also for the unbounded hospi- 
tality and encouragement of the churches of the city. 

We are thankful for the civic welcome of the city and our kindly treat- 
ment by the public institutions and industrial concerns of Decatur. Espe- 
cially do we want to thank the Farmers' State Bank for the use of its adding 
machines and fans at the offices of the Treasurer and Statistician and for 
its generous assistance in the care of our funds. 

We are, furthermore, in the mood of thankfulness for the sympathetic 
and careful publicity of our Conference given by the newspapers of Decatur. 

We are deeply grateful to those pers'ons whose special service has 
heightened the value of our Conference. We highly appreciate the prophetic 
leadership and inspiring counsel of our honored President, Bishop Nicholson. 
We are mindful of the almost unprecedented difficulties facing the Cabinet 
in its portion of the Conference work and are eager to express our appre- 
ciation for its forbearance and individual solicitude. 

Our sincere gratitude is hereby tendered Bishop Theodore S. Henderson, 
of the Detroit area, for his gracious presence and inspiring sermon and 
addresses. 

We have been ably led in song by our Directors, Phillips and Betcher. 
And we have enjoyed splendid musical numbers by several friends. To all 
these we give grateful thanks. 

In view of the financial depression and because of the sacrificial spirit 
of our people throughout the Conference making so large offerings and 
benevolences possible; and in view of the large ingathering of new Chris- 
tians as reported from all sides and parts of our great Conference, we 
tender our grateful thanks to God, our Heavenly Father. 

We feel stricken in the passing of the late John G. Wooley, whose in- 
domitable service to the cause of temperance can not be computed. We 
are thankful to our Heavenly Father for the life and service of this. His son. 

H. P. CUSIC, 
JESSE L. MURRELL. 

EPWORTH LEAGUE INSTITUTE. 

The Epworth League Institute has now become established in Meth- 
odism. More than 100 are being held this season in the United States. No 
church has anything for its young people that surpasses it. Our church, in 
its mighty effort to save a world, needs just such a program for its youth. 
It is social; it is educational; it is evangelistic. Someone has said, "The 
liistitute is a combination college, circus and camp meeting." 

The Institute of the Illinois Conference held its fourth annual session 
at Shelbyville, July 10-19, 1922, in the beautiful Forest Park near that city. 
Rev. E. V. Young and his local people did themselves proud acting as hosts 
to these Epworth Leaguers. Resolutions were adopted thanking the Chau- 
tauqua people for the use of the park. The total regular registration was 
327, over 100 more than last year; besides 77 over the week-end and many 
others who came from far and near for a part of the time. Some of these 
camped out in tents, while others roomed in dormitories and cottages. 

Such busy days as everyone did have. They were running over with 
things to do. It was hard to enforce the rest period. With the morning 
watch at 6:30 a. m. till curfew at 10:00 p. m., one could find something to 
do all day long. 

The success of this institute, the best we have ever held from the stand- 
point of attendance, spirit, finance and results, is largely due to the following 
officers, all of whom were elected to serve another year, and form the Illinois 
Conference Epworth League Institute Commission: 

E. G. Sandmeyer, Urbana, President of the Commission; Dean C. R. 



84 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Booth, Pana, Chairman of the Program Committee; E. V. Young, Shelbyville, 
Chairman of the Local Arrangements Committee; H. G. Beck, Hoopeston, 
Chairman of Finance Committee; J. B. Butler, Blue Mound, Chairman of 
Recreation Committee; Mrs. N. M. Rigg, Decatur, Dean of Women; Howard 
Leach, Quincy, Secretary and Registrar; Jesse Murrell, St. Joseph, Director 
of Music; D. V. Gowdy, Virginia, who was the steward; G. L. Losh, Chesteen 
Smith, Herbert A. Keck, A. R. Grummon, T. H. Tully and W. G. Pulliam. 

The following laymen were also elected as members of the Commission: 
Judge H. R. Suavely, Thomas V. Hopper, Wm. R. Baker, Essel Divallon, 
Louis Unger, Carl Show. 

The following members of the faculty were a gi'eat inspiration to the 
student body and the young people are loud in their praise of the splendid 
work they did. 

E. G. Sandmeyer was in charge of Morning Watch, using the theme. 
Christian Stewardship. 

Dr. Gilbert Stansel, who came from Wilmette, Illinois, taught the class 
in the New Testament, and T. H. Tull, the Old Testament; W. G. Pulliam 
taught the class in advancd work, and A. R. Grummon the Life Service 
Course; under the direction of G. L. Losh in the Work of Evangelism and 
Gilbert Stansel in General League Methods the Leaguers of this Conference 
were inspired to do their best to win souls for Christ and to use the best 
possible methods in doing their work. J. D. Butler directed the recreation, 
ably assisted by others on the faculty and student leaders. 

Special Services. 

The program for special evening services included addresses by faculty 
members and others. Dr. W. J. Davidson being on the list; stunt night, 
students' meeting, circus and camp fire. 

On Sunday at 9 : 00 a. m., Dr. Stansel led the love feast and it was evident 
that the power of God was working in the hearts of the people getting 
ready for a great Sabbath Day's victory. In fact, all through the week we 
felt we were building up to the climax which came on Sunday morning at 
the annual life-work service, when 53 of the finest young people in the 
Illinois Conference came forward and gave themselves for the first time 
to some form of life service. It was a thrilling sight. Some 30, who had 
previously come, led the way. The roads led that morning from Shelbyville 
to everywhere. The brave-hearted youth who had laughed, played, prayed 
and studied through the week now were consecrating themselves to go along 
those paths to the home field and the ends of the earth. Rev. A. R. Grum- 
mon is carefully following up these folks and is sending letters to local 
pastors and district superintendents. 

At 3:00 p. m Dr. Stansell, who was a popular leader on the grounds, 
brought a helpful and appropriate message. On the island at 7, A. R. 
Grummon and Jesse Murrell conducted a very inspiring vesper service and 
the closing sermon was preached by Thomas H. Tull. When all reports 
were in there was a total of 57 Life Work Candidates. Possibly the whole 
thing is best summarized in the words of one of our popular Institutors: 

"What happy friendships we form! The air is charged with friendli- 
ness! Stay aloof if you can! One Institute Veteran names more than 
ninety friends in last year's group picture. Certain young people annexed 
several dozen correspondents. All of us cherish memories of heart-to-heart 
talks with young people of kindred ideas, common creeds, and mutual likes 
and dislikes. 

"Then what manifold lessons we learned! Well filled note books and 
capacity-crammed heads attest to the popularity of the study-classes. Class 
discussions are snappy. They embrace every subject of interest to the 
Epworthians, from theological tangles to the reasons for successful socials 
or dismal devotional meetings. 

"Most blessed of all, we grow spiritually; prayers and testimonies 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 85 

become spontaneous; guidance in the choice of lifework is sought and 
obtained. Young people from all parts of the Conference find God's plan 
for their lives. For a little while we are apart with the Master. 

"Then back to the Valley of Service we go, better fitted for its tasks. 
A host of new friends, a wealth of ideas to try out in the home League, a 
deeper consecration — these we gain at Institute. An intensive training 
school, yet the happiest of vacations — these we enjoy." 

C. R. BOOTH, Dean. 

PROHIBITION. 

Resolutions From the Laymen's Association, 

Also Adopted by Illinois Conference. 

That the Laymen's Association of the Illinois Conference of the Metho- 
dist Episcopal Church, notes the insidious and persistent attacks from 
almost every conceivable angle that are being made upon the Eighteenth 
Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Volstead Act, and the 
appropriation bills intended to strengthen the enforcement of prohibition. 

We are in favor of the strict enforcement of the Volstead Act, and 
against any movement that will legalize the sale of light wines and beer. 

We call upon all law-abiding people to vote at the coming election for 
local officials who will enforce the laws, members of the state legislature 
and members of Congress who will stand for the enforcement of the Eigh- 
teenth Amendment and the prohibition laws as they are now written. We 
call upon the President of the United States and others in authority to 
appoint men of approved integrity and unflinching courage who will admin- 
ister the prohibition laws without fear or favor to any man. 

Conference Resolution. 

WHEREAS, The outlawed liquor traffic continues to be the arch- 
anarchist of the ages; 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That, while supporting our own 
church temperance organization, we give fullest endorsement to the Anti- 
Saloon League as the agency of the federated churches in their fight against 
this sum of villainies, including the effort for the return of the traffic through 
the avenue of beer and wine. 

With our last General Conference "we call upon our churches and 
people not only to continue but largely to increase their moral and financial 
support of this tested agency for the accomplishment of those phases of 
the enforcement, conservation and extension of prohibition which cannot be 
wisely undertaken or successfully carried through by any single denomina- 
tion." 

We will regularly welcome to our pulpits representatives of the League 
to present its claims. 

We elect as our Directors on the Board of Trustees of the Anti-Saloon 
League of Illinois, Drs. T. N. Ewing and Chris. Galeener, and Hon. T. E. 
Lyon, Dr. Hiram Buck Prentice and John W. Webster. 

W. A. SMITH. 
PARKER SHIELDS, 
R. Y. WILLIAMS. 

PUBLICATION OF THE MINUTES. 

Your committee wishes to report that the contract of 1921 for the 
publication of the Minutes has been renewed for 1922 and reads as follows: 

The Illinois State Register Printing Company has agreed to publish 
5000 copies of the Conference Minutes, of 224 pages each at a cost of 
$1192.50 and ten cents for each line changed from the original, including 
postage. 

Your committee also recommends that each pastor. District Superin- 
tendent, and preacher in detached service, be required to pay into the 



86 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Minute Fund, an amount equal to one-fifth of one per cent of his cash 
salary, to defray the cost of this publication, and that this quota be paid 
before the close of the present Conference Session. That the Minutes be 
distributed as nearly as possible, pro rata on the basis of the amount paid 
to the fund. 

Your committee suggests that the Conference express its opinion re- 
garding the publication of a Centennial Number of the Conference Minutes 
for 1923. 

Your committee further recommends that the Secretary of the Con- 
ference be elected Editor of the Minutes, and that the Treasurer furnish 
the publishers a mailing list and a quota of the Minutes to be sent to each 
preacher. That the publisher of the Minutes for 1922 be instructed to 
publish the names of all those who have failed to pay their quota to the 
Minute Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. S. BOYD, 

C. F. JUVINALL, 

E. M. ANTRIM. 

BOARD OF STEWARDS. 

WHEREAS, We believe it to be fundamental to the success of any 
pension system that its funds shall be administered in justice and equity, 
as nearly as possible; therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That from the cash allowance of any claimants whose 
years of service upon which his claim is based are not previously paid 
to the Preachers' Aid Society there shall be deducted, for five consecu- 
tive years, the sum of Nine Dollars for each year of delinquent dues, and 
from the claim of a widow of a deceased preacher Six Dollars per year for 
which dues have not been paid, until the sum of Forty-five Dollars for each 
delinquent year has been fully paid. These deductions are to be indicated 
in a separate column in the report of the Board of Stewards. 

WHEREAS, The Conference has to the best of its judgment, appointed 
to constitute its Committee on Conference Relations, members who are 
brotherly, fair minded, discriminating, and sympathetic, men who we 
believe are seeking to give the most earnest and careful consideration of 
each Claimant for classification; therefore, be it 

RESOLVED, That this body endorses, approves and commends the 
action of this Committee in its efforts to secure equity and justice in 
the classification of our claimants in harmony with the legislation of the 
church and in keeping with the facts in its possession. 

RESOLVED ALSO, That the District Superintendent be requested to 
report to the Committee on Conference Relations, at the opening of the 
Conference Session, all cases where members are coupling business pursuits 
for compensation with pastoral work to such an extent that only a part of 
their time is devoted to the work of the Church to which they have been 
assigned. This Committee is hereby directed, after proper consideration, 
to recommend to the Conference what relation, if any, such members shall 
sustain to this Conference. Be it further 

RESOLVED, That the case of all members of this Conference, 
who are rendering sei'Vice, or are seeking appointments to render 
service to organizations or institutions, not under the direction and 
control of the Methodist Episcopal Church and whose appointment, as per 
direction of the Discipline, requires the recommendation of the District 
Superintendents and two-thirds confirmatory vote of the Conference, and 
in harmony with the Conference rule No. 23 shall be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Conference Relations, and no such an appointment shall be made 
until after the recommendation of this Committee in the case shall be 
beard. 

WHEREAS, In the past there have been misunderstandings regarding 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 87 

the import and significance of the recommendation of the District Superin- 
tendents and tlie confirmation of the Conference, of an appointment; there- 
fore, be it 

RESOLVED, That no member of this Conference appointed to 
any position, requiring, as directed by the Discipline, the recommendation 
of the District Superintendents and a two-thirds confirmatory vote of the 
Conference, shall construe such action as a pledge on the part of the Con- 
ference of Annuity for Service rendered under such appointment. Be it also 

RESOLVED, That the claims of all members of the Conference upon 
the Annuity Funds of the church for service rendered outside of the 
regularly constituted organization of the church, be presented to the 
Conference by the Board of Stewards, with the recommendation that the 
clflims for these years of service be disallowed for the Conference year 
1922-23, on the ground of expediency. Board presents the name of W. N. 
Rutledge, 9 years; W. A. Smith, 3 years. 

RESOLVED, That all members of the Conference be required to file 
with the Secretary of the Conference, who shall transmit the same to the 
Secretary of the Board of Stewards, a complete pastoral record of all items 
which may affect the annuity rights of the present or future claimants. 
And that no claim shall be allowed until such record has been filed and 
approved by the Committee on Conference Relations. 

All Ministers who are received into the Conference whether from proba- 
tion or by transfer, or in any other way sihall be required to file a similar 
re<-r>rd with the Sp<-retarv of the Conference for annroval and printing. A 
similar record shall be filed covering the years of service of ministers' wives. 

When a minister is transferred out of the Conference, the Secretary of 
the Cnnfprenre shall forward to the Secretary of the Conference to which 
the Brother has been transferred his complete rcord, and also that of his 
wife. 

A claimant on the funds of the Annual Conference may draw his first 
Quarterly Benefits October 1, following the session of the Conference at 
which he or she may become a claimant. But such prospective claimants 
must first file a claim with the Secretary of the Board of Stewards not 
later than August 1, preceding the Annual Conference Session by the action 
of which he expects to become a claimant. 

That with every member of the Illinois Conference it is a matter of 
good faith that he become an active member of, and pay his Annual dues to 
the Preachers' Aid Society in the benefit of whose funds he is sure to share. 
That every candidate for admission into membership of the Illinois Con- 
ference before he is admitted into the Conference shall pledge himself to 
become a member of and pay his Annual dues to the Preachers' Aid 
Society. 

That every member of the Conference appointed to service other than 
that of Pastor or D^'^trirt Superintendent, shall file with the Statistical 
Secretary of the Conference the name of the position held and the amount 
of salary or income received, and the Statistical Secretary is hereby in- 
structed to include these reports in the Statistics of the Conference. 

That all who handle Conference Claimants' Funds should furnish bonds 
in such amounts as the Conference may decide. 

That the Conference year of the Board of Stewards begin September 1, 
and end August 31, and that the accounts of the Treasurer of the Board of 
Stewards be audited annually. 

That the income on invested funds remain in the hands of the Treasurer 
of the Preachers' Aid Society, until the Treasurer of the Board of Stewards 
shall need the same in order to meet the claims due from quarter to quarter, 
and that upon the request of the Treasurer of the Board of Sewards, the 
Treasurer of the Preachers' Aid Society shall remit to the Treasurer of the 
Board of Stewards in the amount apportioned for the coming year. 

That for the sake of expediency the Board of Stewards be authorized 



88 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

to pay annuity at the rate of $24.00 per year instead of the legal rate of 
$26.00. 

That for the Conference year 1922-23 each pastoral charge be appor- 
tioned an amount equal to 10% of the pastor's cash claim for the Confer- 
ence claimants of the Illinois Conference. 



(D) TREASURERS. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF STEWARDS. 

Number of retired men 78 

Number of widows 85 

Number of children 17 



Total number of claimants 177 

Number of effective Pastors and District Superintendents 226 

Total salary reported $414,983 

Average salary 1,836 

Legal rate 26 

Rate paid this year 24 

Relinquishments — 

Men 88-f$26.00 = $ 2,288 

Women 31+ 19.50= 524 

Total $ 2,812 

Years to be accounted for — 

Men 1550 + $26.00 = $40,300 

Women 1691 + $19.50= 32,975 

Children 166+ 6.50= 1,079 

Total annuity claims. $ 74,354 

Annuity authorized by Conference $ 68,645 

Special 3,917 

Apportioned by Commission on Finance 1,269 



Total 




$ 73,831 


To be deducted — 


$ 8,750 




Chartered Fund 


35 




Connectional Relief 


250 






1,400 




Preachers' Aid 

Special 


7,700 
8,000 

$ 3,754 




Total to be deducted 


$ 21,135 
52,746 


RECEIPTS. 
Book Concern 




Chartered Fund 


.., 35 






250 




Trustees' 

Preachers Aid 

Special 

Preachers' Aid Credits 

Collection from Church 

Sunday offering 


1,400 

7,700 

8,000 

11,861 

45,391 

384 


' 


Total Receipts.. 




$ 78,775 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



89 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Annuities $ 68,645 

Special 3,917 

To General Board Conference Claimants 1,269 

Total 



$ 73,831 



Distribution. 

PREACHERS. 
Class (1) Men who have rendered 40 years or more of service. 



1 Artz, J. E 40 

2 Colwell, J. B 41 

3 Gilmore. W. F 50 

4 Kumler, J. A 45 

5 Makden, C. P 41 

6 Reasoner, J. R 40 

7 Rutledge, W. N *40 

8 Smith, E. M 42 

9 Smith, W. A **42 

10 Turner, H. C 44 

11 Walden, L. F 42 

12 Wehrman. Chas 41 

13 Whitlock. S. H 40 

14 Van Cleve, J. W 42 

Total 578 



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u 


Cu'J 


H 


1,040 


$ 870 


$ 90 


$ 960 


1,066 


615 


369 


984 


1,300 


777 


423 


1,200 


1,170 


945 


135 


1,080 


1,066 


642 


342 


984 


1,040 


600 


360 


960 


806 


735 


9 


744 


1,092 


630 


378 


1,008 


1,014 


909 


27 


936 


1,144 


750 


306 


1,056 


1,092 


819 


189 


1,008 


1,066 


876 


108 


984 


1,040 


870 


90 


960 


1,092 


945 


63 


1,008 



$15,028 $10,983 $2,889 $13,872 



♦Nine years of detached service deducted. 
♦♦Three years of detached service deducted. 

Class (2) Men 65 years or more at time of retiring. 



I 

(H 

Ault, M. F 31 

Clarke, Abner 37 

Ellis, J. L. B 28 

Enninger, J. C 33 

Goldsmith, S 19 

Goodspeed, J. M 33 

Hard, C- P 37 

Miller, Jasper 18 

Montgomery, Homer 27 

Morrison, C. R 35 

Musgrove, W. H 37 

Rose, W. E 13 

Wright, T. B 15 

Total 363 



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1 


< 

P-i 


-§5 


% 806 


$ 735 


$ 9 


$ 744 


962 


825 


63 


888 


728 


420 


252 


672 


858 


. 540 


252 


792 


949 


285 


171 


456 


858 


765 


27 


792 


962 


555 


333 


888 


468 


423 


9 


432 


702 


603 


45 


648 


910 


831 


9 


840 


962 


825 


63 


888 


338 


195 


177 


312 


390 


360 




360 



$ 9,488 $ 7,362 $1,350 $ 8,712 



90 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



Class (3) Men who have retired because of disability. 



<D 
>^ 

1 Alkire, A. H 22 

2 Beringer, E. M 31 

3 Black, D. T •. 20 

4 Canady, T. A 33 

5 Clark, E. 15 

6 Campbell, Lewis 26 

7 Crane, J. W.... 14 

8 Dimmitt, J. L 5 

9 Frazier, G. A *10 

10 Hartman, T. F 22 

11 Hathaway, R. N 3 

12 Horney, J. B 25 

13 Huber, S. S 20 

14 Jeffers, E. M 31 

15 Johnson, W. M 11 

16 Mathis, R. E 29 

17 Means, W. E :.... 14 

18 Miller, J. Wesley 20 

19 Minier, P. N 18 

20 Mcintosh, W. W 7 

21 Plowman, A. L 19 

22 Powell, L. A 19 

23 Read, G. W 24 

24 Reynolds, W. A 35 

25 Tryon, H. S 20 

26 Wamsley, E. S 30 

27 Wass, H. G 21 

28 Wilkin, M. P 37 

29 Willard, Anthus :.... 16 

30 Wood, C. G 22 

Total 609 



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O 


^'o 


H 


$ 572 


$ 330 


$ 198 


$ 528 


806 


609 


135 


744 


520 


300 


180 


480 


858 


612 


180 


792 


390 


.225 


135 


•*420 


676 


624 




624 


364 


210 


126 


336 


130 


75 


45 


*255 


260 


Relir 


iquished 




572 


528 




528 


78 


45 


27 


*127 


650 


573 


27 


600 


520 


300 


180 


480 


806 


717 


27 


744 


286 


165 


99 


264 


754 


624 


72 


696 


364 


210 


126 ^ 


*462 


520 


372 


108 


480 


468 


270 


162 


432 


182 


123 


45 


*273 


494 


456 




456 


494 


411 


45 


456 


624 


369 


207 


576 


910 


795 


45 


840 


520 


300 


180 


480 


780 


666 


54 


720 


546 


378 


126 


504 


962 


825 


63 


888 


416 


258 


126 


384 


572 


420 


108 


528 



$15,834 $11,790 $2,826 $15,097 



*No. 5 received $60 special. No. 8 received $135 special. No. 11 re- 
ceived $55 special. No. 17 received $126 special. No. 20 received $105 
special. No. 9 not counted in totals. 

Class 4 — Men retired for other causes than service, age, or disability. 

Annuity Special Total 

1 Augustus, H. C $ 95 $ 95 

2 Bicknell, J. C 

3 Cecil, S. A 

4 Clarke, Thornton $ 200 200 

5 Collier, M. F 200 200 

6 Duff, J. M 300 300 

7 Fultz, C. M Claims permanently 

relinquished 

8 Hennessy, J. D 

9 Hobert, M. E ..: 

Hubbart, R. B ." 



Jones, R. C 

Kensil, D. D 

Miles, D. T 

McKinney, H. A. 
Shouse, T. F 



35 165 200 

105 55 160 

Claims pei-manently 
relinquished 

300 300 

Claims relinquished 



16 Stout, J. A. 



25 215 240 

Claims permanently 
relinquished 
Claims relinquished 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Annuity 

17 Taylor, C. B 130 

18 Want, M. M 55 

19 Wells, A - 

20 Young, J. M 

Total $ 445 



Special 


Total 




130 




55 


300 


300 


165 


165 



$1,900 $ 2,345 



WIDOWS. 



1 Adams, Mrs. W. H. H 18 

2 Auer, Mrs- Melchior 30 

3 Balch, Mrs. S. W 20 

4 Bates, Mrs. G. W 30 

5 Batey, Mrs. T. 22 

6 Best, Mrs. W. D 35 

7 Blunk, Mrs. A. G 14 

8 Byerly, Mrs. A. C 3 

9 Calhoun, Mrs. W. S 27 

10 Campbell, Mrs. A. M 19 

11 Carlisle, Mrs. E. J 4 

12 Carter, Mrs. W. M 30 

13 Caseley, Mrs. C. W 42 

14 Collins, Mrs. H. T 18 

15 Collins, Mrs. J. 20 

16 Creath, Mrs. U. M ' 20 

17 Daneley, Mrs. A. M 28 

18 Dewell, Mrs. J. N 7 

19 Drake, Mrs. W. W 27 

20 Dungan, Mrs. G. W *9 

21 Dunnavan, Mrs. A. M 17 

22 Eckman, Mrs. J. W 28 

23 Edgar, Mrs. J. P 23 

24 Ellis, Mrs- J. A *8 

25 Foxworthy, Mrs. Jos 29 

26 Garrett, Mrs. T. F 32 

27 Gay, Mrs. David 41 

28 Glick, Mrs. J 31 

29 Goldsmith, Mrs. G. B 25 

30 CoUogher, Mrs. E 10 

31 Grantham, Mrs. W. M 2 

32 Greer, Mrs- T. W 27 

33 Heater, Mrs. W. T 12 

34 Hesmick. Mrs. J. W 12 

35 Henry, Mrs. I. B 9 

36 Hill, Mrs. M. V 7 

37 Hoffer, Mrs- A. H 12 

38 Honnold, Mrs. Robt 4 

39 Howard, Mrs. W. R 18 

40 Hoffman, Mrs. P. B 29 

41 Hunter, Mrs. A. C 6 

42 Hyde, Mrs. B. F 24 

43 Jacobs, Mrs. C. W 24 

44 Johnson, Mrs. I. M 2 

45 Kasiski, Mrs. H. R 16 

46 Lugg, Mrs. E. H 19 

47 Madison, Mrs. J. W 14 

48 Martin. Mrs. J. B 37 



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O 


Ph'u 


y 


351 


$ 228 


$ 96 


$ 324 


585 


540 




540 


390 


306 


54 


360 


585 


498 


42 


540 


429 


282 


114 


396 


682 


594 


36 


630 


273 


186 


66 


*282 


58 


54 




54 


526 


414 


72 


486 


370 


264 


78 


342 


78 


48 


24 


. *184 


585 


504 


36 


540 


819 


628 


128 


756 


351 


216 


108 


324 


390 


240 


120 


360 


390 


252 


108 


360 


546 


438 


66 


504 


136 


84 


42 


*126 


526 


468 


18 


486 


175 


99 


63 


162 


331 


246 


60 


306 


546 


402 


102 


504 


448 


414 




414 


156 


96 


48 


168 


565 


492 


30 


522 


624 


384 


192 


576 


799 


492 


246 


738 


604 


528 


30 


558 


487 


300 


150 


450 


195 


120 


60 


180 


39 


36 




36 


526 


486 




486 


234 


216 




216 


234 


216 




216 


175 


108 


54 


*214 


136 


124 




*218 


234 


204 


12 


216 


78 


48 


24 


72 


351 


324 




324 


565 


348 


174 


522 


117 


72 


36 


*196 


468 


402 


30 


432 


468 


288 


144 


432 


39 


36 




*108 


312 


258 


30 


288 


370 


342 




342 


273 


168 


84 


252 


721 


654 


12 


666 



92 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 



49 Middleton, Mrs. S 25 

50 Miller, Mrs. H. W 19 

51 Montgomery, Mrs. Jos' 2 

52 Moon, Mrs. A. D 34 

53 Morgan, Mrs. J. E 7 

54 Morris, Mrs. N. S 17 

55 Murphy, Mrs. Wm 25 

56 McDonald, Mrs. W. H 8 

57 McKown, Mrs. C. F 38 

58 McNabb, Mrs. R. L 14 

59 Orr, Mrs. A. T 29 

60 Osborne, Mrs. R. H 9 

61 Pawson, Mrs. J. B 19 

62 Pence, Mrs. J. H 14 

63 Poe, Mrs. W. M 30 

64 Pottle, Mrs. Abner 8 

65 Prickett, Mrs. T. M 10 

66 Randle. Mrs. E. B- 32 

67 Rigg, Mrs. N. M 25 

68 Roberts, Mrs. W. M *7 

69 Rose, Mrs. Marion 14 

70 Ross, Mrs. S. A 29 

71 Schwartz, Mrs. W. H 18 

72 Sloan, Mrs. A 5 

73 Smith, Mrs. L 10 

74 Smith, Mrs. O. H. P 18 

75 Stephens, Mrs. Robt 41 

76 Stover, Mrs. A. P 10 

77 Thornton, Mrs. S. W 21 

78 Tobie, Mrs. W. N 19 

79 Wade, Mrs. J. B 6 

80 Wanless, Mrs. E. A 30 

81 Wheat, Mrs. T. J 39 

82 White, Mrs. Mark 22 

83 Wilder, Mrs. W- H 46 

84 Wiley, Mrs. P. D 34 

85 Wood, Mrs. Preston 16 



^'^ 


^ 

d 


<!'S 


o 


<o 


O 


CkO 


H 


487 


360 


90 


450 


370 


222 


120 


342 


39 


36 




36 


663 


612 




612 


136 


84 


42 


*168 


331 


204 


102 


306 


487 


408 


42 


450 


166 


96 


48 


144 


741 


528 


156 


684 


273 


168 


84 


*284 


565 


480 


42 


522 


175 


108 


54 


162 


370 


342 




342 


273 


234 


18 


252 


585 


516 


24 


540 


156 


96 


48 


*220 


195 


120 


60 


*204 


624 


558 


18 


576 


487 


300 


150 


450 


136 


Relinquished 




273 


168 


84 


252 


565 


348 


174 


522 


351 


258 


66 


324 


97 


90 




*200 


195 


120 


60 


*220 


351 


216 


108 


324 


799 


678 


60 


738 


195 


180 




180 


409 


366 


12 


378 


370 


294 


48 


342 


117 


72 


36 


*236 


585 


360 


180 


540 


760 


606 


96 


702 


429 


396 




396 


897 


762 


66 


838 


663 


534 


78 


612 


312 


288 




288 



Total 1691 $32,768 $25,109 $4,895 $30,928 



*No. 7 received $30 special. No. 11 received $112 special. No. 24 re- 
ceived $24 special. No. 35 received $52 special. No. 36 received $94 special. 
No. 41 received $88 special. No. 44 received $72 special. No. 53 received 
$42 special. No. 58 received $32 special. No. 64 received $76 special. No. 
65 received $24 special. No. 72 received $110 special. No. 73 received $40 
special. No. 79 received $128 special. *No. 18, 13 years deducted for de- 
tached service. No. 20, 15 years detached service deducted. 

CHILDREN. 

Class A — Children under 16 years of age. 

Years Annuity 

1 Kasiski, Gladys M 16 $ 96 

2 Kasiski, M. E 16 96 

3 Lugg 38 228 

4 Pence. J- A 14 84 

5 Pence, Gertrude M 14 84 

6 Taylor, Esther E 16 96 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



93 



Years Anuuity 

7 Taylor. Geo. 16 96 

8 Trimble, G 18 108 

9 Trimble, Kathryn 18 108 

166 $996 

Class B — Children over 16 years of age. 

Years Special 

1 Drake, Grace E 27 $162 

2 Edgar, Irma B 25 150 

3 Kasiski, Ruth D 16 96 

4 Taylor, Beulah 16 96 

5 Trimble, Mrs. Margaret H 18 108 

102 $612 
R. Y. WILLIAMS, President 
W. G. LLOYD, Treasurer 
WALTER MITCHELL, Secretary 



BOARD OF HOME MISSIONS. 

Report of W. G. Lloyd, Secretary of the Board of Home Missions and Church 

Extension of Illinois Conference, From September 1, 1921, 

to September 1, 1922. 

Bloomington District, for Evangelism and Maintenance $ 5,200.00 

Champaign-Danville, for Maintenance 1,387.50 

Building Fund Grace Church, Urbana 500.00 

Building Fund Grace Church, Danville 1,000.00 

Building Fund Vennilion Heights, Danville 1,500.00 

Building Fund Wesley Foundation 1,100.00 

Decatur District, for Maintenance 2,475.00 

Building Fund Lovington 3.000.00 

Building Fund St. Paul's, Decatur 6,500.00 

Building Fund Windsor 450.00 

Jacksonville District, for Maintenance Evangelism and Special 

Worker 3,700.00 

Building Fund, Brooklyn Church 2,000.00 

Building Fund, Nilwood 500.00 

Building Fund, Manchester 187.50 

Quincy District, for Maintenance and Evangelism 1,333.34 

Building Fund, Grace Church, Quincy 5,000.00 

Mattoon, for Maintenance 2,987.50 

Building Fund, Martinsville 1,500.00 

Building Fund, Greenup 500.00 

Building Fund, Vermilion 1,000.00 

Springfield, for Maintenance and Special Work 7,524.18 

Building Fund, Wesley Church, Springfield 600.00 

Total '. $50,520.02 



94 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Report of Henry C. Gibbs, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the 
Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the year 
ending August 31, 1922. 

RECEIPTS. 

Cash on Hand September 1, 1921 $972.55 

Interest Received $ 1,544.94 

Loans Paid 7,365.00 

Sale of Church 175.00 

Caroline Dillon Bequest t SOO.OO $ 9.884.94 

Total Receipts $10,857.49 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Dividends to Claimants of the Illinois Conference $ 1,300.00 

Dividends to Claimants of the St. Louis Conference 45.00 

Real Estate Mortgage Loans 5,183.35 

Building and Loan Certificates 2,407.50 

Liberty Bond and Accrued Interest 51.21 

Premium — Treasurer's Surety Bond 37.50 

Rent— Safety Deposit. Box 4.00 $ 9,028.56 

Balance on Hand September 1, 1922 $ 1,828.93 

RESOURCES. 

Cash on hand September 1, 1922 $ 1,828.93 

Loans in force September 1, 1922 24,203.95 



$26,032.88 
CERTIFICATES OF STOCK. 

20 Shares Luyties Pharmacal Company. 

2 Shares! Marquette National Fire Insurance Company. 
10 Shares Northern States Life Insurance Company. 
Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY C. GIBBS, 
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees. 

Report of Auditing Committee. 

We, the undersigned Committee, have audited the accounts of Henry 
C. Gibbs, Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Illinois' Annual Confer- 
ence of the Methodist Episcopal Church for the year ending August 31, 
1922, and find them correct. 

CHESTEEN SMITH, 
EDWIN L. TOBIE, 
W. W. THEOBALD, 
Committee. 

REPORT OF CONFERENCE TREASURER. 

Cash Vouchers Total 

Centennary $173,754 $131,640 $305,394 

Children's Day Fund 1,106 2,054 3,160 

W. P. M. S 189 80,298 80,487 

W. H. M. S , 19 34,041 34,060 

Educational Endowments.'. 360 17,761 18,121 

Hospitals and Homes 5 714 719 

Domestic Missions 6,145 82 6,227 

Chaddock 50 7,760 7,810 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 95 

Cash Vouchers Total 

Asbury Fund 95 40 135 

Miscellaneous 2 15,815 15,817 

District Superintendents 365 36,440 36,805 

Episcopal Fund .^. 3,354 5,837 9,191 

Conference Claimants .'. 16,342 29,351 45,693 

Annual Conference Investments for C. C 1,337 24,691 26,028 

General Conference Expenses.- 2,092 28 2,120 

Chartered Fund 35 35 

Board of Conference Claimants 250 250 

Methodist Book Concern 3,754 3,754 

Conference Board of Trustees 1,400 1,400 

Conference Claimants Special 12 12 




Grand Total $210,666 $386,552 $597,218 

H. H. WALTMIRE. 

WOMAN'S FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Report W. F. M- S. for year 1921-1922. 

Organizations. 

Auxilliary 243 

Young People 157 

Juniors 248 

Totals 684 22,076 

Receipts for year, $80,662.83. 

MRS. E. G. COON, 

Conference Secretary. 
MISS MARGARET H. ROBINSON, 

Conference Treasurer. 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' ENDOWMENT FUND. 

Report of Henry C. Gibbs, Field Secretary of the Commission on Con- 
ference Claimants' Campaign for Endowment Funds, to the Illinois Annual 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the vear ending August 
31, 1922. 

Receipts $16,560.19 

Disbursements — To Hiram B. Prentice, Treasurer 16,560.19 

Balance on hand September 1, 1922 ;. 

Pledges unpaid— Estimated value $40,000.00 

Salary and Expenses for the Year 1921-1922. 

Salary $ 3,300.00 

Expenses 764.82 



Total $ 4,064.82 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY C. GIBBS. 

Field Secretary. 

Report of the Auditing Committee. 

We, the undersigned Committee, have audited the accounts of Henry 
C. Gibbs, Field Secretary of the Commission on Conference Claimants' Cam- 



96 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

paign for Endowment Funds, of the Illinois Annual Conference of the 
Methodist Episcopal Church, for the year ending August 31, 1922, and find 
same correct. 

CHESTEEN SMITH, 
EDWIN L. TOBIE, 
W. W. THEOBALD. 

Committee. 

CONFERENCE CLAIMANTS' ASSETS SUMMARY. 

The Preachers' Aid Society— General Fund $242,541.25 

The Preachers' Aid Society — Special Fund 181,650.65 

Reserve Fund 18,643.04 

The Conference Board of Trustees 26,032.88 



Total Assets for the year ending August 31, 1922 $468,867.82 

Endowment Funds. 

Total Assets $468,867.82 

Less Reserves as follows: 

Reserved for distribution— 1921-22 $ 7.500.00 

Reserved for distribution— 1922-23 17,145.00 

Reserved for emergency fund— 1922-23..... 1,387.88 $ 26,032.88 



Total investments for the year ending August 31, 1922 $442,834.94 

Income for Distribution. 

Reserved for distribution— 1922-23: 

General Fund $7,700 

Special Fund 8,000 

Board of Trustees 1,445 $17,145 



Paid Annuitants, 1921-22 6,500 



Total income for the year ending August 31, 1922 $23,645 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY C. GIBBS, 

Field Secretary. 

PREACHERS' AID SOCIETY, 

Annual report of H. C. Gibbs, Secretary of the Preachers' Aid Society of 
the Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to the 
annual meeting of the Preachers' Aid Society, held at Decatur, Illinois, Tues- 
day, September 5, 1922. 

From August 6, 1921, to August 22, 1922. 

FINANCIAL. 

Receipts. 

From the payment of dues by the preachers $ 4,076.96 

From the payment of interest on Preachers' Aid Society 

notes 343.03 

From the payment of Preachers' Aid Society notes 338.11 $ 4,758.10 



From Estates $ 700.00 

From Sale of Annuity Bonds 12,700.00 

From Interest 18.00 13,418.00 



Total Receipts $18,176.10 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 97 

Promissory Notes. 

Bills payable on hand August 6, 1921 $ 5,313.72 

New notes —. 596.30 

Total $ 5,910.02 

Notes to be deducted: 

Notes paid $338.11 

Notes cancelled 108.87 446.98 

Bills payable on hand August 22, 1922 $ 5,463.04 

The Secretary's expenses for the year 107.16 

Membership. 

Number of members who have paid dues 195 

Number of members who have not paid dues 45 

Final settlement has been made with.... 6 

Number of Claimants who have received benefits 99 

Number of Claimants who have died 6 

New Claimants 10 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. GIBBS, Secretary. 

Report of the Auditing Committee. 
We, the undersigned, have examined the foregoing report, including cash 
books, list of promissory notes, and the expense account and find the same 
correct. 

CHESTEEN SMITH, 
EDWIN L. TOBIE 
W. W. THEOBALD, 

Committee. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF THE CHADDOCK BOYS' SCHOOL. 

Quincy, Illinois, May 1, 1922. 
Report of the General Financial condition and condensed statement of 
the Treasoirer of the Chaddock Boys' School from May 1, 19^1, to May 1, 
1922: 

RESOURCES. 
Capital Account. 

Building and Grounds $105,000.00 

Endowment Account: 

On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 

Illinois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, Illinois, 

May 1, 1922 $ 228.52 

Loan authorized by the Executive Board on farm land 

at 5iA% 1,500.00 

Loan authorized by the Executive Board on farm land 

at 6% ; 2,000.00 

160 acres of land set aside to the Endowment Fund 

by the Executive Board known as the Asay Farm 45,000.00 48,728.52 



Building Account: 

On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 
Illinois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, 111., May 1, 
1922 53.17 



98 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

General and Miscellaneous Account: 

On deposit subject to check in the General Account as 
per Treasurer's Book, Illinois State Bank of 
Quincy, Quincy. Illinois, May 1, 1922 4,621.72 

Real estate in north part of the city known as the 

Skinner lots 400.00 5,021.72 



Campaign Account: 

On deposit subject to check as per Treasurer's Book, 
Illinois State Bank of Quincy, Quincy, lillinois, 
May 1, 1922 75.00 

Building and Other Pledges: 

In this account we have in signed pledges considered 
by your Executive Board as being good from 

Campaign, A. D. 1920 10,113.00 

Pledges Building 2,077.00 

Pledges for School and General Purposes 10,656.00 

Estimated investment in live stock, machinery, etc 1,500.00 24,346.00 



Total Resources $183,224.41 

LIABILITIES. 
Liability Account: 

Indebtedness on real estate purchased from T. C. 

Poling, balance $ 8,000.00 

Indebtedness on notes to Illinois State Bank of Quincy, 

money borrowed 9,000.00 

Indebtedness on note to E. V. Moorman, money bor- 
rowed 4.500.00 

Indebtedness to Ricker National Bank, money bor- 
rowed 4,000.00 

Indebtedness to State Savings Loan & Trust Company, 

money borrowed 4,200.00 

Indebtedness to State Street Bank & Trust Company, 

money bt)rrowed 4,100.00 

Indebtedness to Moller & Vandenboom Lumber Co 2,700.00 

Indebtedness to J. H. Freund 1,500.00 

Indebtedness to Best Brothers 1,500.00 

There are no outstanding unpaid bills on the building 
and no unpaid bills for the conduct of the School 
in the past year. 



Total Liabilities $ 39.500.00 

Excess in Resources over Liabilities $143,724.41 

You will see from the foregoing statement that there is 

not one dollar deficit in the Current Expense Fund 

— the above indebtedness was incurred through the 

purchase of the Poling tract, and the remainder 

the Trustees thought it necessary to add to the 

fund of more than $35,000.00 already contributed 

toward the Building Program in order to accom- 
modate under good conditions the faculty and 

about sixty boys, and the Trustees have reason to • 

believe there is quite a large equity in the Asay 

Farm above what it is appraised and carried at in 

this statement. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 99 

RECAPITULATION. 
General Endowment Operating Account: 

Cash balance on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 1, 

1921 $ 803.52 

Amount received from all sources in the Endowment 

Account ...^ 1,425.00 

Total $ 2,228.52 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Ex- 
ecutive Board for mortgage March 4, 1922 2,000.00 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 

1, 1922 $ 228.52 

General Building Operating Account: 

Cash balance on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 1, 

1921 $ 39.41 

Amount received from all sources in the Building 

Account 672.00 

Total $ 171.41 

Total amount expended from Building Account by the 
Superintendent and Building Committee as per 
Vouchers herewith submitted _ 658.24 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 

1, 1922 : 53.17 

General Operating Account: 

Cash balance on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 1, 

1921 $ 2,037.83 

Amount received from all sources in the Operating 

Account - 35,322.25 

Total $37,360.08 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Ex- 
ecutive Board as per vouchers herewith submitted 32 738.36 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 

1, 1922 4.621.72 

Campaign Account: 

Cash balance on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 1. 

1921 $ 247.39 

Amount received from all sources in the Campaign 

Account 3,928.00 

Total $ 4,175.39 

Total amount expended by authorization of the Ex- 
ecutive Board as per vouchers herewith submitted 4,100.39 

Balance of cash on hand as per Treasurer's Book, May 

1, 1922 $ 75.00 

Respectfully submitted., 

W. J. SINGLETON. ^ , 

Treasurer Chaddock Boys' Schoof 



100 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT, WESLEY FOUNDATION. 

Consolidated Cash Summary, September 1, 1921, to August 31, 1922. 

Cash Balance September 1, 1921 $ 8,197.93 

Cash Receipts. 

General Fund $ 50,456.89 

Building Fund 12,600.00 

Library Fund 2,030.50 

Trust Fund 21,428.12 86,515.51 

94,713.44 
Cash Disbursements. 

General Fund $ 51,571.68 

Building Fund 12,585.07 

Library Fund 1,655.12 

21,692.70 87,504.57 
Cash Balance August 31, 1922 7,208.87 

$94,713.44 
(Note: The accounts of the Wesley Foundation are audited annually 
by a Certified Public Accountant.) 

Condensed Balance Sheet. 

ASSETS. 

Cash, Bonds and Notes $ 21,783.87 

Pledges Outstanding 313,881.80 

Social Center — Building and Equipment 328,616.01 

Other Property and Equipment 68,714.80 

Social Center — Foundation site 54,852.00 

Annuity Investments 52,784.80 

Shrolarship Investments 1,712.00 

Church Building Fund Investments 25,391.49 867,736.18 

LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL. 

Outstanding Bonds $181,000.00 

Mortgages 6,000.00 

Endowments and Special Funds 77,465.00 

Other Indebtedness 8,000.00 

General Capital 595,271.18 867,736.18 



ILLINOIS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY. 

Financial Report as on June 30,, 1922. 
Educational Properties. 

Grounds and Buildings $ 2^3,500.00 

Library, Museum, Equipment, Fixtures 71,100.00 

Total $ 364,600.00 

Endowment. 

Real^state subject to life estate $ 145,000.00 

Real Estate unconditional , 215,063.00 

Real Estate Mortgage Loans , 213i50o]oo 

Bonds 3,100.00 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 101 

Estate held in trust ^ - 211,500.00 

Notes recivable 81,890.00 

Cash awaiting investment ^ 964.13 

Total $ 871,017.13 

General Investments and Accounts. 

Real Estate $ 49,100.00 

Estate held in Tinist - 180,000.00 

Accounts receivable ^ 18,357.56 

Sundry Accounts 1,583.70 

Total '. $ 290,204.40 

Less Current Liabilities $ 26,651.00 

Net General Inv 263,553.40 

Bloomington, McLean Co. campaign for buildings and equip- 
ment, net 600,000.00 

Total Assets $2,099,170.53 

Operating expenses year 1921-22... $ 143,915.35 

Operating receipts _.. 127,524.83 

Operating deficit _$ 16,390.52 

DOMESTIC MISSIONARY AND CHURCH AID SOCIETY 
OF THE ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE. 

Treasurer's Report From October 1st, 1921, to September 1st, 1922. 

RECEIPTS. 

Balance on hand October 1, 1921 $5,957.80 

From Cadwell and Rosedale 10.00 

DISBURSEMENTS. $5,967.80 

Bloomington District. 

Downs Min. Sup $ 200.00 

Hartsburg Min. Sup 300.00 

Minier Min. Sup 100.00 

Arrowsmith Min. Sup 200.00 

Green Valley Min. Sup 200.00 

White Heath Min. Sup 150.00 

$1,150.00 

Champaign District. 

Central Park Min. Sup 100.00 

Henning Min. Sup 100.00 

Oakwood Min. Sup _ 100.00 

Vermilion Hgts. Min. Sup 200.00 

Thomasboro Min. Sup _ 100.00 

Philo Min. Sup '. 100.00 

Tilton Min. Sup 100.00 

$ 800.00 

Decatur District. 

Lake City Min. Sup _ $ 150.00 

Sanner Chapel Min. Sup 120.00 

Cadwell and Rosedale Min. Sup _ 100.00 

Argenta and Epworth Min. Sup _ _ 100.00 

Windsor Ch. Aid 250.00 

720.00 



102 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



Jacksonville District. 

Lynnville Min. Sup $ 200.00 

Athens Min. Sup 150.00 

Ashland Ct. Min. Sup 75.00 

Durbin and Providence Min. Sup 25.00 

Loami Min. Sup 100.00 

Lowder and Modesto Min. Sup 180.00 

Fairview Ch. Aid 200.00 

Mattoon District. 

Trilla Ch. Aid $ 100.00 

Toledo, Morton Ch. Aid 125.00 

Etna Ch. Aid 100.00 

Etna Min. Sup 100.00 

Charleston Ct. Min. Sup „. 100.00 

Marshall Ct. and West Union Min. Sup 50.00 

Grandvinew-Redmon Min. Sup 100.00 

Cherry Point Min. Sup 50.00 

Gays Min. Sup 75.00 

Quincy District. 

Warsaw Min. Sup $ 500.00 

Milton Min. Sup 100.00 

Stillwell Min. Sup 100.00 

Hulls Min. Sup 100.00 

Springfield District 

Irving Min. Sup.... $ 200.00 

Niantic Min. Sup 200.00 

Middletown Min. Sup 200.00 

Rochester Min. Sup 100.00 



Miscellaneous. 

Returned to Conference Treasurer by order 

of Board $ 28.00 

Premium on Bond 5.00 

Postage 5.00 

Incidentals 16.00 

Balance on hand Sept. 1, 1922 



930.00 



800.00 



800.00 



? 700.00 



54.00 
13.80 



$5,967.80 

LEE MATHENY, Treasurer. 

The undersigned Auditor of the Domestic Missionary and Church Aid 
Society of the Illinois Conference M. E. Church certify that we have ex- 
amined the foregoing report of Lee Matheny, Treasurer, from October 1st, 
1921, to September 1st, 1922, and compared said report with records and 
vouchers and find the same correct. 

NELSON L. ALLYN, Auditor. 

IRA B. BLACKSTOCK, Auditor. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 103 

MINUTE FUND. 

The Treasurer of the Minute Fund begs leave to submit the following 
financial statement concerning the publication of the Minutes of the Illinois 
Annual Conference for the year 1921. 

Receipts. 

From sale of Minutes $1,029.13 

From the Laymen's Association for four pages space 40.00 

From Advertising 196.00 

Disbursements. $1,265.13 

Illinois State Register $1,131.82 

Purchase of extra copies Minutes, Reimbursements and Incidentals 24.31 

Total Disbursements $1,156.13 

Cash on hand 109.00.. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. S. BOYD. 

SECRETARIAL EXPENSE FUND. 

September 20, 1921— Balance on hand $ 47.27 

September 6, 1922— Balance from O. H. Myers 7.20 

September, 1922 — Receipts by Districts, One Tenth of One per Cent. 

Bloomington, Melvin $ 62.40 

Champaign-Danville, Faulk 59.60 

Decatur, Shafer 52.70 

Jacksonville, Graves 55.71 

Mattoon, Wassel 54.90 

Quincy, Palmer 55.50 

Springfield, Martin 62.95 

• $403.76 

Meyers for men in Special Service 24.10 

Paid to Madden by Buker $3, McGriffin $1 4.00 

McCarty, balance collection 2.94 

September 22, 1922— Myers' additional report 36.55 67.59 



September 23, 1922— Total receipts to date $525.82 

Disbursements. 

September 28, 1921 — Editorial expense $ 15.95 

November 9, 1921 — Lloyd expense 7.70 

September 8, 1922— Hedges, assistants 35.00 

September 9, 1922 — Combs, cabinet sheets 49.15 

September 9, 1922— Meyers, clerk hire 43.50 

September 9, 1922 — Meyers, incidentals 25.76 

September 9, 1922— Waltmire, supplies 27.45 

September 9, 1922 — Waltmire, eight assistants 80.00 

September 11. 1922 — Lloyd, expense 7.50 

September 11, 1922— Ennis, telegram 1.55 

September 13, 1922 — Sandmeyer, expense 6.55 

September 14, 1922— Hedges, Waltmire, Meyers, Madden, 

each $20 80.00 

September 15, 1922— Secretary's assistants 30.00 

September 21, 1922— Mrs. B. L. Redmon, stenographer 18.00 

September 23, 1922— Editorial expense to date _ 11.87 439.98 

September 23, 1922— Balance to date $ 85.84 



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SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS— SALARY. 

Each member of the Conference in Special Service is required to furnish 
to the statistician a statement as to the name of the position held and of 
the amount of salary received, and the Secretary of the Conference shall 
notify each of said members that such report will be printed in the Confer- 
ence Minutes. For name of position see special appointments. The first 
column is the cash salary received, the second column the house rent, and 
the third column the total. 

James C. Baker $2,000 $2,000 

C. M. Barton 3,000 1,000 4,000 

W. T. Beadles 900 900 

M. O. Beebe „ _ 

A. G. Gamine 3,000 600 3,600 

W. J. Davidson 3,500 1,500 5,000 

A. S. Flanigan 

H. G. Gibbs 2,700 600 3,300 

F. M. Harry 1,973 360 2,333 

Leo Howard 2,300 2,300 

Theodore Kemp 

J. A. Lucas 1,584 600 2,184 

J. F. McAnnally 1,400 1,400 

R. F. McDaniel 800 800 

S. A. D. Mcintosh 

Joseph C. Nate 3,420 1,080 4,500 

W. H. Neil 2,000 1,000 3,000 

A. J. Patrick 

A. C. Piersel 2,700 600 3,300 

P. R. Powers 2,300 700 3,000 

J. L. Settles 2,300 1,000 3,300 

Parker Shields 3,220 780 4,000 

P. C. Somerville 1,920 1,920 

E. K. Towle 3,080 3,080 

J. W. Van Cleve 1,500 1,500 3,000 



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IX. 

Plan of Conference Examinations. 



Conference Studies. 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS 

Chairman — C. D. Robertson. 

Registrar — R. L. Steed. 

Examiners— C. M. Barton, F. A. McCarty, A. C. Piersel, F. A. Havlghurst, 
R. F. McDaniel, W. A. Smith, P. C. Somerville, E. L. Tobie, H. W. McPherson, 
C. F. Juvinall, G. V. Metzel, E. G. Sandmeyer, C. W. Hamand, A. L. Caseley, 
J. E. Evans, H. A. Keck, J. A. Biddle, H. S. Jackson, Chesteen Smith, W. G. 
Pulliam, C. H. Davis, A. R. Grummon, D. F. Nelson, H. G. Beck. 

RULES OF THE BOARD 

1. The Conference Course of Study shall be assigned to the various 
examiners by the chairman. It shall be the duty of each examiner to assist 
as fully as possible, by correspondence or otherwise, the undergraduates in 
the studies of which he has charge. 

2. The Board of Examiners shall conduct the examinations in the 
Courses of Study, and make recommendations to the Conference concern- 
ing the passing or conditioning of undergraduates subject to the require- 
ments of the Discipline. 

3. Any undergraduate failing to pass in any study or to appear for 
examination, shall not have the privilege of being examined until the next 
regular time for examination. And in case of such failure to pass, the 
Registrar shall report the fact to the student and to the Chairman of 
the Board. 

4. Examiners shall report grades on all papers to the Registrar 
within two weeks after the examinations are held. 

5. The examination questions shall conform to the requirements of the 
Commission on Conference Courses of Study and the markings upon both 
examinations and collateral reading shall be upon the scale and according 
to the method established by the Commission, and no mark below 70 per 
cent shall pass. 

6. All credits from schools shall be sent to the Chairman, who shall 
decide upon the acceptability of them. All grades other than those given 
by the Board of Examiners shall be marked as "P," indicating a passing 
grade, which does not affect the general average of the student. 

7. An annual fee of $1.00 shall be required of each student, including 
candidates for admission trial, to provide for the expense of correspond- 
ence, printing, and other expense incidental to the work of the Board. 

8. It shall be the duty of the Chairman to secure as full information 
as possible, in advance of the meeting of conference, concerning the history, 
character and general fitness of the candidates for admission on trial and 
for admission into full connection; which information he shall lay before 



106 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

the Board of Examiners. And it shall be the duty of the Board, having care- 
fully considered all the information obtainable, concerning the candidates, 
together with the result of their examinations, to report to the conference 
their judgment as to the advisability of receiving the several candidates. It 
shall also be the duty of the Chairman to make similar investigations and 
of tlie Board to make similar recommendations in the case of applicants 
for admission from another church. District Superintendents are requested 
to report to the Chairman the names of all candidates for admission on 
trial or into full connection, for admission from other churches, and of all 
candidates for orders, in time to allow such investigation on the part of 
the Chairman. 

9. The annual meeting of the Board of Examiners, in accordance with 
the Discipline, shall be held at 4 p. m. of the day preceding the session of 
the Annual Conference. 

10. "Honorable Mention," with public recognition, will be conferred 
at each annual conference session upon the five students having the high- 
est averages in their respective classes. But no one is eligible to this 
honor who has not done at least 50 per cent of his work under this Board, 
or whose standing in the course of study is irregular. 

11. All examination papers shall be sent to the examiners by regis- 
tered mail, and the receipts for the same brought to the seat of the annual 
conference. 

12. A deduction will be made in the grades of all papers in which the 
spelling, grammar or general appearance is faulty. 

13. Papers on Methodist Review must conform to the specified length 
of 200 words. Otherwise the grade will be made less. 

COURSE OF STUDY 
Assignment of Studies for 1922-23. 
Admission on Trial. 

Subject Examiner 

Doctrines and Discipline of the M. E. Church W. A. Smith 

American History F. A. McCarty 

Life of Wesley G. V. Metzel 

Plan Account of Christian Perfection C. F. Juvinall 

Selections from Wesley P. C. Somerville 

Bible Biography C. H. Davis 

Written Sermon C. M. Barton 

First Year — Examination. 
Subject Examiner 

New Testament History B. G. Sandmeyer 

Evangelism Chesteen Smith 

The Making of the Sermon C. M. Barton 

The Art of Writing English P. C. Somerville 

Human Behavior J. A. Biddle 

Homiletical Suggestions Chesteen Smith 

First Year — Collateral. 
Subject ' Examiner 

Pastor Preacher E. L. Tobie 

Citizenship and Moral Reform E. L. Tobie 

The Main Points C. F. Juvinall 

Francis Asbury G. V. Metzel 

Wesley's Sermons H. A. Keck 



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Second Year — Examination. 
Subject Examiner 

Dictionary of the Bible - A. 'L. Caseley 

The Bible in the Making A. L. Caseley 

History of the Christian Church A. R. Grummon 

Pupil and Teacher C. W. Hamand 

Graded Sunday School C. W. Hamand 

The Christian Pastor A. C. Piersel 

Homiletical Suggestions H. S. Jackson 

Second Year — Collateral. 
Subject Examiner 

Christian View of the Old Testament F. A. Havighurst 

How to Teach Religion H. S. Jackson 

The Church in the City } ^ , RiHHio 

The Country Church Serving the Community ^ J. a. liiaaie 

History of Methodism, Vol. I ....J. E. Evans 

Life of Luther G. V. Metzel 

Wesley's Sermons , H. A. Keck 

Third Year — Examination. 
Subject Examiner 

Beacon Lights of Prophecy p. A. Havighurst 

Foundations of Christian Belief F. A. McCarty 

Introduction to the Study of Sociology ..B. L. Tobie 

Religions of Mankind H. A. Keck 

Parliamentary Practice H. S. Jackson 

Homiletical Suggestions .» P. C. Somerville 

Third Year — Collateral. 
Subject Examiner 

Studies in Christianity W. G. Pulliam 

The Church and Industrial Reconstruction E. G. Sandmeyer 

History of Methodism, Vol. II J. E. Evans 

Life of Phillips Brooks G. V. Metzel 

Modern Premillenialism and Christian Hope C. H. Davis 

Methodist Review W. A. Smith 

Fourth Year — Examination. 
Subject Examiner 

Paul and His Epistles W. G. Pulliam 

System of Christian Doctrine..... .•. H. W. McPherson 

Five Great Philosophies A. C. Piersel 

Isaiah F. A. Havighurst 

Homiletical Suggestions A. L. Caseley 

Fourth Year — Collateral. 
Subject Examiner 

Missionary Morale Chesteen Smith 

Outline of Christian Theology H. W. McPherson 

Good Ministers of Jesus Christ C. F. Juvinall 

History of Methodism, Vol. Ill J. E. Evans 

Methodist Review W. A. Smith 



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1922 



Local Preachers. 
Subject Examiner 

First Year A. R. Grummon 

Second Year H. G. Beck 

Third Year D. F. Nelson 

Fourth Year C. H. Davis 

Deacon's Orders J. E. Evans 

Elder's Orders R. F. McDaniel 

Deans of Classes. 

First Year ' E. L. Tobie 

Second Year C. F. Juvinall 

Third Year G. V. Metzel 

Fourth Year F. A. Havighurst 



Baldridg-e, George E. 
Curry, Paul M. 
Doland, Frank R. 
Duling, Ernest H. 
Evans, Harry R. 
Ford, Jual R. 
Graves, Samuel 
Kelly, Harmon 
Lawrence, Leland L 



Ambler, Harlow B. 
Cochran, Harry A. 
Hoewing, Homer M. 



Buchholz, Fred A. 
Dill, Herman H. 
Ewers, Joseph D. 



Gross, James J. 
Holmes, Guy W. 
Petty, Bert M. 



UNDERGRADUATES. 
First Year. 



McMahon, Joseph C. 
Nordling. Clarence C. 
Ragan, Ray L. 
Snyder, Paul J. 
Strouse, Lloyd G. 
Sturgell, Roy F. 
Suhm, Harold D. 
Unger, Louis O. 



Second Year. 



Melvin, J. Fred. 
Pinkston, Benjamin H. 



Third Year. 



Marshall, Mead M. 
Underwood, Cliva R. 
Wroughton, Richard J. 



Fourth Year. 



Rudd, Boyd L. 
Stokes, Charles L. 



Honor Men. 



Admission on Trial. 

First Year 

Second Year 

Third Year 

Fourth Year 



.Harmon Kelly . 91.95 per cent 

.Harry A. Cochran 94.56 per cent 

.Richard J. Wroughton 90.55 per cent 

.Guy W. Holmes 92.62 per cent 

.John T. Stewart 91.02 per cent 



SCHOOL FOR UNDERGRADUATES. 



Report of Committee. 

The committee of three appointed to act in co-operation with a similar 
committee from the Central Illinois Conference to organize a school for 
undergraduates in the Conference Course of Study met at Bloomington 
with the committee from Central Illinois Conference January 10, 1921, and 
organized by electing C. D. Robertsion chairman and Stanley Ward, secretary. 

The Itinerants' School was organized by electing C. D. Robertson dean 
and Stanley Ward, registrar, and selecting four men from each of the two 
Boards of Examiners as a faculty. 

The school was held in Bloomington at Illinois Wesleyan University, 
June 20-30, 1922. Instruction in the entire conference course of study was 
given, and also two courses of special lectures. Dr. Joshua Stansfield gave 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 109 

a course on "Religion as an Essential of Successful Preaching" and Prof. 
Solon C. Bronson gave a course on "The Homlletic Use of the Biblical 
Material." The mornings were devoted to class room work in the course 
of study, the afternoons to lectures and athletics, and the evenings to 
study with an occasional lecture. The athletics were under the direction 
of Mr. Miller of the Bloomington Y. M. C. A. Students and faculty were 
housed in Kemp Hall and this association was not the least valuable feature 
of the school. Round tables were conducted each evening on practical 
matters pertaining to the work of the ministry. 

Twelve men from Illinois Conference and twelve from Central Illinois 
were in attendance for the full term. Two from this conference were 
excused for sickness. Examinations in the entire course were given the 
last day of the school and the results of these examinations will show the 
value of the school in a very practical manner. 

The generous co-operation of the Commission on Courses of Study 
made possible a very valuable program and made possible the two courses 
of special lectures which added so greatly to the interest and value of the 
school. The class-room work of the instructors was equal to that in any 
regular school, and it is worth noting that all the instructors were college 
and seminary men. 

We believe the school has not only justified itself, but that it is by far 
the most valuable means yet found to afford the needed help to the men 
deprived of the privilege of the seminary. 

We recommend that the school be made permanent according to the 
plan of organization proposed by the Board of Examiners. 

Plan of Organization of the Itinerants' School of the Illinois and Central 
Illinois Conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

Name. 

The name of this organization shall be THE ITINERANTS' SCHOOL 
OF THE ILLINOIS AND CENTRAL ILLINOIS CONFERENCES OF THE 
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 

Government. 

The organization and government of the School shall be vested in a 
joint committee consisting of three members from each conference. One 
of these three shall be the Chairman of the Board of Examiners; the other 
two shall be elected by the Board of Examiners. 

The two elected by the Examiners shall hold office for one year and 
may be re-elected. 

The Joint Committee shall have power to organize and conduct the 
School, provide the faculty and special lecturers, and take general over- 
sight of the work of the School. 

The Joint Committee shall work with the counsel and help of the 
Commission on Courses of Study as far as is practicable. 

The Joint Committee shall be the final authority in questions of policy. 

Faculty. 

The faculty shall be chosen from the Examiners of the two Conferences. 
Session. 

The sessions of the School shall be held annually as soon after the 
commencement season as is practicable. 

The sessions shall be held at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloonv 
ington. 



110 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Attendance Required. 

All students in the Conference Course of Study shall be required to 
attend the School unless previously excused by the Chairman of their re- 
spective Boards of Examiners. 

Finance. 

The expense of the School shall be met by apportioning to the churches 
a minimum of Fifty Dollars (|50) for each district, or such larger sum as 
the conferences shall fix upon from year to year. 

The District Superintendents are asked to provide for the collection 
of the amount designated before June 1. 

Examinations. 

All examinations except those required by the Discipline to be given at 
Conference, shall be held the last day of the School. 

Written Worl<. 

No student shall be admitted to the examination in any subject unless 
his required Written Work in that subject is done. 

Review by Conferences. 

The work of the School shall be subject to review and approval by the 
two Conferences. 

Continuance. 

This plan of organization shall continue from year to year unless 
modified or abrogated by the Conferences. 

Committee on Itinerants' School: 

C. D. ROBERTSON, 
Chairman Board of Examiners Ex-Officio. 
R. L. STEED. 
A. C. PIERSEL. 



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111 




X. 

Memoirs. 

C. W. CASELEY. 

C. "W. Caseley, son of William and Charlotte 
Caseley, was born in Peterboro, England, November 
18, 1853. His early education was received in the 
cathedral school of that city, and in Twyford Hall 
School, of London, England. He came to America In 
1872 and located in Bristol, New Hampshire. August 9, 
1S73, he married Martha M. Randolph. To this union 
four children were born: Herbert W., Lucy E.. Cyrus W., 
and Charlotte W. He was converted and .ioined the 
Methodist Church at Bristol, N. H., in 1873. The same 
year he moved to Knightstown, Ind., with his uncle, 
John Caseley. He was licensed to preach in May, 1878, 
by the Knightstown Methodist Church, and the follow- 
ing year moved to Kansas, joining the Kansas Confer- 
ence and was sent to the Osborne and Bristow Circuit. Shortly after this the 
Conference was divided and his lot fell in the Northwest Kansas Confer- 
ence, where he filled the following charges: Kirwin, Solomon City, Lin- 
coln, Minneapolis. In 1892 he transferred to the Missouri Conference and 
served: Brookfield, Tarkio, Stansberry, Cameron and Hamilton. In 1900 
he came to the Illinois Conference and was assigned to the following 
charges: Charleston Circuit, Villa Grove, East Lynn, Hume, Newman, St. 
Joseph, Mahomet. Winchester and Petersburg. While at the latter place 
his health broke down, but he struggled on to the end of the year, when 
he took a retired relation, spending a few months in New Hampshire. 
When his case became hopeless he went to his home in Jackson, O., where 
he pas^efl away April 1. 1922. Tho remains were taken to Bris*^ol, N. H., 
his first home in America, where funeral services were conducted by the 
Rev. G. N. Dorr, pastor of the Methodist Church, April 6. There remain to 
mourn his going his wife, who spent forty-two years of unbroken service 
with him in the ministry, the four children already mentioned, two sisters 
and three brothers, one of whom, the Rev. A. L. Caseley, is a membvBr of 
the Illinois Conference and pastor at Grace Church, Bloomington. His last 
year of life was one of intense suffering through all of which his faith was 
strong and bright and his hope in the Christ Avas never dimmed. 

His pastorate of six years at Winchester was the crowning climax of 
his long and successful ministerial career. So large a place did he fill, and 
so great was his influence, in the life of the city and community, among 
all classes of people, that on a Sunday morning subsequent to his going 
out of this life, a union memorial service was held in Winchester, in 
which all the churches joined, all paying high tribute to the able and 
winning qualities of both head and heart of this man of God whom they 
had known so long, and had learned to so dearly love. 



> J. JAY DUGAN. 

J. Jay Dugan was born in Scottsville. Ark., October fi. 1848, and died 
in Petersburg, 111., May 10, 1922. He joined the Illinois Conference in the 
fall of 1872. He married R. Florence Denton February 15, 1873. To this 



112 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

union were born four children: Dr. W. J. Dugan, of Paris, 111.; Dr. J. C. 
Dugan, of Dexter, Mo.; Dr. R. D. Dugan, and Mrs. Pearle D. Crenshaw, 
both of Springfield, 111. His first wife died September 22, 1916, and he 
married Mrs. Sierra Payne, March 18, 1919. He took a retired relation to 
the conference in the fall of 1911. He is survived by his wife, three sons, 
one daughter and five grandchildren. The following is the list of his 
conference appointments: Middletown, South Shelby ville Circuit, Mount 
Auburn, Edinburg Circuit, Beverly, New Salem, Kinderhook, Roodhouse, 
Tolono, Marshall, Greenfield, Hillsboro, Lovington, Humboldt, Pleasant 
Plains, Bluffs, Girard and Fithian. He possessed a strong, rugged nature, 
intensified by heroic struggles in his early life. When, called to the 
Christian ministry he had an ambition to qualify for the sacred oflice 
and by availing himself of all facilities within his reach, he became not 
only an excellent Bible student, but a theologian and logician of no mean 
SJtanding. He was educated at the Illinois Wesleyan University. As a 
preacher he was strong. Biblical and persuasive. His kindly sympathetic 
nature shed a fascinating glow over his more rugged features and consti- 
tuted him an ideal husband, father and patriotic citizen. He was a fearless 
champion of every reform- His memory is blessed. The funeral services 
were held in Petersburg, 111., and were conducted by the pastor, G. E. 
Scrimger, assisted by the Rev. Messrs. W. A. Smith, C. A. Ward and two 
local pastors. Interment was made in Pleasant Plains, 111. 




J. P. HILLERBY. 

As the flowers fold up at the close of day. so gently 
closed the eyes of this aged saint, at the end of life's 
earthly day, February 13, 1922, at the home of his 
daughter. Mrs. Charles Hopper, in Jacksonville, Illi- 
nois. He was in the ninetieth year of his age, and 
his race was run. He was born in Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, that cradle of Methodism and ministers of the 
gospel. His father was a miller by trade, but a stu- 
dent, and became a well informed and influential 
man, austere but manly. While still a child the son, 
J. P., committed the catechism to memory, and, as 
he smilingly declared, that was his "theological edu- 
cation. At the age of eleven, he was converted under 
the ministry of a local, but powerful preacher. He at once felt the call to 
preach, and that conviction never left him. He was apprenticed to learn 
the dry goods trade, and he served in that capacity in several cities until 
he was twenty-three years of age. He was licensed to preach in Halifax 
that same year, and he came to the United States. He served as a sup- 
ply under a Presiding Elder in Connecticut for one year, and then went 
West, and was admitted into the Illinois Annual Conference in 1856. He 
served a number of charges until in 1866 he took a certificate of location, 
retiring from the active work of the itineracy because of the ill health 
of his wife. He preached frequently, however., and served a number of 
charges as a supply from time to time, until 1916. But he never ceased to 
have a passion for souls, was always anxious to be appointed to a pastoral 
charge, and very dearly loved the Illinois Conference. In 1920 he was 
readmitted to membership in that body, as he wished to end his days in 
such connection. One of the happiest days of his life came to him with 
the announcement that he was again a member of the dear old Confer- 
ence. In the interim, in lieu of his pastoral work, he found great pleasure 
in the use of his pen. His tone was always evangelistic and spiritual, yet 
practical and useful. His themes were fundamental, but when he had 
finished his exposition, he very suddenly ceased to write. Thus his short 
articles were widely read, and touched many lives. The Central Christian 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 113 

Advocate was the chief medium of his communications, and they were 
highly prized by its editor. Brother Hillerby inherited many of his noble 
qualities from his father, and his character was above reproach. He was 
so even in temperament, so free from contention, so uuseiish and un- 
assuming, never pushing his way to the front, that he was highly es- 
teemed. The light of heaven shone in his countenance, and his influence 
was large and blessed. 

During all his seventy-six years as a Christian, and seventy years as a 
minister of Jesus Christ, he unfailingly observed the quiet, devotional hour, 
when he was alone with his God. For many years he kept a diary in 
which tiie sweet spirit of Christ was at the fore. He was most tender and 
helpful in dealing with his flock, and genuinely sympathetic in all their 
trials and bereavements. He rejoiced with the rfijoicing, and wept with 
those who wept. 

He was married, September 19, 1859, at Paris, Illinois, to Jane Collins, 
who preceded him hence September 6, 1901. They were the parents ot 
five children, three of whom survive, Carl S., of Pasadena, California, Mrs. 
Charles Hopper, Jacksonville, and Mrs. E. T. Mendel, Emporia, Kansas. 

When he fell asleep. President J. R. Harker, who was near and dear 
to him, conducted the funeral obsequies, assisted by District Superintend- 
fcUL tL. L. i-ietcner, and his devoted pastor, T. H. Tull, who related how 
Brother Hillerby had been his father's faithful pastor before he himself 
was born. After a beautiful service at the Hopper home, where the eighty- 
ninth anniversary of his birth had been affectionately celebrated, several 
of his ministerial brethren participated in both the exercises at the church 
and in the burial service, in Diamond Grove cemeteiT, six of whom acted 
as honorary pall bearers. 



E. H. LUGG. 



Houses are built for dwelling places. The body is the temporal dwell- 
ing place of the soul. A slow smoldering fire of fever weakened the body 
of Edward H. Lugg. Fanned into flame by over exertion, the body was 
soon unsuitable as a home. The Lord, who provides our souls with homes, 
has called him to his heavenly home, "a building of God, a house not made 
with hands." 

The outstanding facts in his life story are as follows: 

Edward Henr>' Lugg was born in the Parish of St. Martin, County of 
Cornwall, England, March 16, 1860. His childhood and early young man- 
hood were spent in England. Reared in a Christian home, he became an 
active member in the Wesleyan Methodist Church at about fourteen years 
of age. When little more than sixteen he became a Local Preacher. 

At the age of twenty-two years he preceded his parents to this 
cduntry. For a short time he worked in a railroad office in Norfolk, Vir- 
ginia, as draftsman. Then came a call to a pastorate given by his uncle, 
Samuel Lugg, who was then a Presiding Elder in the Wisconsin Conference 
of the Methodist Church. 

Entering the Wisconsin Conference in 1883, he served churches at 
Allen's Grove, Orfordsville, and Salem. In 1890 he transferred to the 
Illinois Conference, where he has served the following charges: Warsaw, 
Mt. Sterling, Astoria, Hillsboro, White Hall, Edinburg, Rossville, Lovington, 
Cerro Gordo, and LeRoy. 

On December 10, 1884, Mr. Lugg was united in marriage with Susan 
G. Parrott of Rushville. Two children came into the home. While serving 
the Hillsboro pastorate, Mrs. Lugg passed away, Feb. 4th, 1901. On March 
26, 1903, Mr. Lugg was married to Lena D. Seelye of White Hall, 111. To 
this union one child was born. 



114 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

Several years ago Edward H. Lugg became affiliated with the Masonic 
Order, and later became a Knight Templar and a Shriner. He was also a 
member of the Knights of Pythias and of the Order of the Eastern Star. 

During the past year he has been lacking his normal physical strength. 
But always he has held the hope that the weakness could be overcome. 
Two days before being confined to the bed, he wrote to his son, saying: "1 
must put up a big fight against physical weakness in order that I may 
stay in the game awhile longer." His will power alone enabled him to fill 
his pulpit the last time, January 8th, 1922. Too weak to stand, he re- 
mained seated as he delivered his sermons of the morning and evening. 
His life message may be well expressed in the text of his last sermon. It 
was "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. 

His illness was brief. There were fifteen days in the hospital. Then 
his spirit went home to God, January 27, 1922. 

In the immediate family circle he leaves a wife, Mrs. Lena S. Lugg, 
and three children, Thomas B., Gwendolyn, and John Seelye. He also 
leaves three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Tonkin of Dundee, 111., Mrs. Margaret 
Wells of Winthrop, Mass., and Mrs. Annie Sandell of Beloit, Wisconsin,, 
and one brother, Mr. John Lugg of Monmouth, 111. 

He always stood firmly for the principles of the Christian religion. 
He had a passion for truth and righteousness. He gave freely of his time 
and energy to the prosecution of welfare enterprises. To him, class dis- 
tinctions disappeared when the question of justice was under considera- 
tion. Never was there a more loyal citizen of his adopted country. His 
relation to his fellow men is aptly described by the poet Foss: 

"Let me live in a house by the side of the road, 
And be a friend to man." 

Edward H. Lugg was a man among men. His cultured and conse- 
crated personality forced him into prominence in each community in which 
he made his home. He always won the hearts of the people. He often ex- 
pressed his faith in this quotation from Victor Hugo: "I am rising, I know, 
towards the sky. * * * When I go down to the grave. I can say, like 
many others, I have finished my day's work, I cannot say that I have fin- 
ished my life. My day will begin the next morning. The tomb is not a 
blind alley; it is a thoroughfare. It closes on the twilight to open on the 
dawn." 

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 
Leroy, January 30. District Superintendent C. M. Duncan was in charge. 
Addresses were made by Drs. M. N. English and S. H. Whitlock. Others 
having parts in the services were Dr. P. A. M'Carty, J. S. Bicknell, and 
J. F. Wohlfarth. More than a dozen others of his ministerial brethren of 
the Conference were in attendance at the obsequies. The remains were 
taken to White Hall, Illinois, for interment. 



M. B. M'FADDEN. 

Matthew Boyd M'Fadden was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, June 
16, 1840, and died in Los Angeles, California, March 25, 1922. He was 
the son of John William and Elizabeth Bigley M'Fadden, and was one of a 
family of eight children, all of them boys. One only of them survives, 
H. W. M'Fadden, of Holbrook, Nebraska. He received his education in 
the public schools of Ohio, and in Antrim College, Antrim, Ohio. He 
taught school in both Ohio and Illinois, coming to the latter state with his 
brother John, in early manhood, and settled near Areola. 

He was married to Emily Smithson April 18, 1870. To this union four 
children were born, three sons, who died in infancy, and one daughter, 



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Mrs. Edna B. Zanglein, who, with her daughter, Rhea, survive him. Brother 
M'Fadden joined the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church in 1870. He faithfully served the following charges: Kaskaskia, 
Tuscola Circuit, Centerville, Newman, Sullivan, Tower Hill, Windsor, 
Moulton Church Shelbyville, Griggsville Circuit, Payson, Naples, Williams- 
ville, Pleasant Plains, Sadorus, Bloomington Circuit, Downs, New Holland, 
Mt. Auburn, Kenney and Chestnut. He retired in 1907, since which time 
he made his home in Tuscola. Illinois, until the fall of 1920, when with 
his daughter and grand-daughter he made his abode in Los Angeles, hop- 
ing that the California climate would prove advantageous to his health, 
which had been failing following a stroke of paralysis. Shortly after com- 
ing to Tuscola he was sorely bereaved in the death of his wife, Febru- 
ary 19, 1908. 

He was a preacher of no meager ability, and many were won to the 
kingdom by his earnest exhortations. Nothing was wanting in faithful- 
ness and devotion to make him an ideal pastor. He was a true shepherd 
of his flock. He made the interests of his people his own, and their needs 
were always upon his heart. Since his retirement his career has been 
most honorable, being loyal to his pastor in all particulars. By teaching 
in the Sunday School, and by other means, he co-operated with the pastor 
and the church for the advancement of the kingdom. During his retire- 
ment, as opportunity offered, he served several charges adjacent to the city. 

For several weeks after his decease the body of Rev. M'Fadden reposed 
in a receiving vault preparatory to its removal to Tuscola, Illinois, where 
funeral services were held in the M. E. Church, May 29, with a sermon 
by the pastor, B. F. Shipp, who was assisted by ministerial brethren as 
follows: W. D. Fairchild, W. E. Rose and J. M. Goodspeed. Pall-bearers 
were six pastors from near-by churches. Burial was in the city cemetery. 



W. A. McKINNEY. 

William A., son of James and Mary McKinney, was born near New 
Salem, 111., Aug. 19, 1842, and departed this life at Sullivan, 111., October 
23, 1921. His early life was spent on the farm and during this period he ac- 
quired what education the schools of that day afforded. He possessed a 
mind and temper to succeed in life, and by diligent application of his spare 
time to reading and study, at the age of eighteen years was given a school 
teacher's certiticate. He taught very successfully schools in Adams county. 
He associated with his school teaching the profession of a music teacher and 
conducted singing schools in Adams and Pike counties. He followed the 
teaching profession until he entered the Methodist ministry. 

He made the acquaintance of Miss Alice Hammond while teaching at 
Rockport, 111., and was united in marriage to this lady, who was his as- 
sistant teacher, June 21, 1868. She died the following November. He was 
married, a second, time, to Miss Lydia Jewett, April 9, 1871. To this union 
three sons were born. 

Mrs. McKinney departed this life March 20, 1903. He was married, a 
third time, to Mrs. Sarah Swain of Loraine, 111., June 30, 1904. She died 
Jan. 28, 1915. Soon after her death he, with his brother, I. K. McKinney, 
moved to Barry where they spent five years together or until May 1, 1921, 
when Mr. McKinney, because of his age and feeble health, went to Sullivan, 
111., and entered the Masonic Home for aged Masons. 

He had been in failing health for several years, during which time he 
enjoyed the association and care of his brother, I. K. McKinney. He suf- 
fered a stroke of paralysis about three years ago, and lighter strokes at 
intervals since, which made him a confirmed invalid. Those who survive 
him are his brother, I. K. McKinney of Barry, and one son, E. O. McKinney 



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of Los Angeles, California, two sons, James and William, having preceded 
him in death. 

Brother McKinney was converted in early life and during his school 
teaching period felt the call to the ministry, uniting with the Illinois An- 
nual Conference in September, 1877. He served charges at Lovington, 
Mansfield, Nilwood, Girard, Bismarck, Minier, Camden, Bowen, Chandler- 
ville, Summer Hill, Pigeon Creek, Berdan and Beverly. 

He was granted a supernumerary relation in 1904, and the following 
year was retired, taking up his residence at Loraine, 111., and later re- 
moved to Barry, where he continued to reside until he went to the 
Masonic Old Folks Home. 

In the days of his vigorous manhood he was noted for his evangelistic 
spirit, holding successful revivals where many were converted. These 
meetings were always characterized by his leadership in song and his 
strong pointed sermons on sin and the necessity of seeking salvation. 
There are many living today on the charges served by him who date the 
time of their acceptance of Christ to some meeting held by him. 

His faith in the living Christ was unshaken to the end, and those who 
visited his bedside during his last illness were always impressed by his 
cheerful siprit and pleasant smile. He always said that he wanted "to 
live just as long as it was the Lord's will, but was ready at any time to go." 

Funeral services were conducted from the M. E. Church, Barry, Oct. 
26, 1921. The sermon was preached by Rev. W. M. Hailey. Rev. Peter 
Kittel, Rev. J. M. Tull, Rev. Kosher and Rev. Moore were present and 
assisted in the service. The Masons had charge of the burial service in 
Park Lawn Cemetery, where his body was laid beside his wife and son. 



C. F. McKOWN. 

Charles Fletcher McKown was born in Berkeley 
County, West Virginia, October 24, 1854, and passed 
to his reward April 12, 1922, at his home in Athens, 
Illinois. 

His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKown, 
residents of the noted Shenandoah Valley. Here he 
spent his boyhood, coming to Illinois in the seventies. 
He was married on October 6, 1881, to Miss Belle 
Zinn, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. 
Zinn of Hancock County, Illinois. God gave them one 
son, Roy Z. McKown, now of Springfield, Illinois. 

He received his early education in the Academy 
of West Virginia, later graduating with honors from 
Chaddock College at Quincy, Illinois, being duly accredited by the Illinois 
Wesleyan University of Bloomington. 

At the age of eighteen years, he began to teach school, but early 
in life he had decided to enter the ministry. This purpose he held to, 
joining the Illinois Conference in 1879, and continuing his work for forty 
years, retiring in the fall of 1919. During this time he served acceptably 
sixteen charges in the Illinois Conference. 

He came to Athens in the fall of 1903, living here ever since that time, 
except for a period of six years. During the last year of his ministry, 
and the first year of his retirement, he was Mayor of the City of Athens. 
He was also Vice President of the Farmers State Bank of Athens, holding 
this position at the time of his death. 

His long pastorates and residence of twelve years in this place had 
endeared him to the hearts of the people, and they rejoiced that so much 
of his life was given to them, 




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Reverend McKown was an inspiring preacher, a faithful pastor, a de- 
voted father and companion, a gi-eat lover of home, and a man who com- 
manded the respect of any community in which he lived. As one of his 
parishioners said, "All who knew him, respected him, and all who knew 
him wen, loved him." He was a man of chaste and beautiful thoughts and 
was a master of English. He was a great student and reader and his mind 
was a storehouse of knowledge. "Blessed, forever blessed, the man who 
makes his mind a treasury of golden language and of golden thoughts." 

He was a member of the Board of Examiners almost all of his minis- 
terial life, and was Statistical Secretary for ten years. He reported the 
Conference for many years, and was the pioneer in writing up the prosy 
details in a readable style. 

He contributed sermons and articles to our different church papers 
and also to the Methodist Review. He wrote with a facile pen and his 
literary productions had a decided charm. 

His illness of over one year was borne with such cheerfulness and 
poise as to be a surprise to all beholders. The treatment he received from 
the noted Mayo Brothers of Rochester, Minnesota, and from the renowned 
Dr. Sippy of Chicago, could give him only temporary relief. Knowing 
full well his condition, he faced the issue with the high courage that he 
had always shown through life. His mind was clear and serene until the 
last, keeping up with present movements, and always alert to the affairs 
of the day. 

He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, his devoted son, Roy, two 
grand daughters, Elizabeth and Ruth, and one sister, Mrs. J. Downing of 
Decatur, Illinois. 

Funeral services were held April 14, 1922, at the residence. Rev. C. A. 
Ward, the pastor, was in charge, the addresses being given by the Rev. 
G. E. Scrimger of Petersburg, and the Rev. C. S. Boyd of Springfield, 
other neighboring pastors assisting in the service. Amid a profusion of 
floral offerings he was laid to rest in the beautiful south cemetery at 
Athens, Illinois. 



A. D. MOON. 



Armanus Dolan Moon, son of Joab and Martha Moon, was born in 
Clinton County, Ohio, November 17, 1853, and departed this life in Terre 
Haute, Indiana, September 26, 1921. From early youth he grew to man- 
hood in Champaign County, Illinois. At the age of thirteen he was con- 
verted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. Resisting a call to the 
ministry, he lost his first love. But in his late teens he surrendered anew 
to the Lord, and dedicated himself to the preaching of the gospel. His 
preparation for his life work included studies in both the Northwestern 
and Illinois Wesleyan Universities. He was admitted into the Illinois Con- 
ference in 1884. On September 24, of the same year, he was married to 
Mary Alice Jeffers. His pastoral record is as follows: Greenview, Morrison- 
ville, Edinburg, Virden, Mechanicsburg, Grove City, Williamsville, Cisco, 
Fairmount, Ridge Farm, Potomac, Lincoln Circuit, Rochester, Easton, 
Sadorus and Weldon. In 1918 he took the retired relation, and soon there- 
after moved to Terre Haute. He is survived by his wife and his two sons. 
Rex J., of Chicago, and Ray E., of Terre Haute. He also leaves one sister, 
Mrs. Lulu "Working of Los Angeles, California, and two brothers, D. M. 
Moon, of Garden City, Kansas, and H. F. Moon, of Tacoma, Washington. 

Brother Moon was a faithful and fearless minister of the gospel, de- 
nouncing sin in high places as well as low, but with the spirit of the true 
physician of souls, leading them for healing to the Great Physician. He 
was no respecter of persons. Realizing the destructive work of the ma- 



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terialism and modernism of this age, he was to the last a stanch champion 
of the fundamentals and the divine authority of the Book. The outstanding 
success of his ministry grew out of his great gifts as a pastor. He would 
read the Book and pray with the people in their homes. He had an un- 
ceasing passion for souls. He was a good mixer, in the best sense of the 
word. He loved all, and in his last sickness prayed for the salvation ot 
the lost. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was a stern 
disciplinarian, yet tender almost to a fault. Two of his exceptional charac- 
teristics, always in evidence, were his sincere interest in the welfare of 
others, and unusual charity in his judgment of others. He was known as 
a peacemaker, and was often called on to act in this capacity. He was 
an ardent advocate of the advantages of higher education, and many thank 
him for his efforts in their behalf, giving them an ambition to secure such 
an equipment for life as they now possess. Not a few of that, number 
are now ministers of the gospel, or engaged in other active Christian ef- 
fort. Since his retirement, his life has continued to be fruitful for the 
Master. He was a member of the Official Board of the Terre Haute 
Liberty-Avenue Methodist Church, and president of the Men's Bible class, 
which, under the inspiration of his leadership, grew to be the strongest 
and most spiritual asset of the Sunday School. He left full instructions as 
to his funeral arrangements, and a precious heritage of testimony. The 
most frequently recurring phrase was "Blessed be the name of t^e Lord 
forever." When he fell asleep all felt sure that he had gone to join those 
"long lines of triumph" which vision, he said, came to him as his eyes were 
closing on the scenes of this life and opening on eternal felicities. Funeral 
services were held in the home in charge of Rev. A. S. Chapman of Paris, 
Illinois Conference. The main service was conducted in Camargo, Illinois, 
Pastor F. E. Neumeyer in charge, with Rev. B. F. Shipp, the deceased's last 
District Superintendent, delivering an appropriate and expressive eulogy, 
with burial in Camargo cemetery. Many former parishioners and brother 
ministers of his Conference were in attendance at this last service, a num- 
ber of the latter assisting in the obsequies, both at the church service and 
the interment. 



W. H. WEBSTER. 

William Henry Webster was a native of Schoharie 
County, New York, born September 26, 1835. His par- 
ents were Shadrach and Betsy Beach Webster, ot dis- 
tinguished Colonial stock, whose ancestry, on his 
father' side, reaches back to John Webster, a native 
of England, who came to America and settled in Con- 
necticut in 1630, ten years after the landing of the 
Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. When the subject of this 
sketch was twelve years of age, his father died, and 
within a year thereafter his mother also passed away. 
With a sister and her husband, a minister of the gos- 
pel, he came to Danville, Illinois. Less than a year 
after their arrival there, in 1848, the sister died, and his brother-in-law went 
otherwhere, leaving young Webster among strangers. He supported him- 
self by odd jobs of various sorts, with small remuneration, until in 1853, 
when less than eighteen years of age, he began his career as a school 
teacher. He was instructor in the Seminaries of Danville and Shelbyville, 
and at the latter place was given his first license to preach the gospel. With 
a view of preparing himself more fully for the ministry, he entered the 
Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, graduating therefrom in 1859, and 
the same year he entered the Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church. He was appointed to Virginia, where, as his first year's 
salary, he received the sum of $90.00. His subsequent charges were Chand- 




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lerville, Island Grove, Champaign, Urbana, Vermont Street Quincy, Uni- 
versity Charge Bloomington, Delavan, Normal, First Church Springfield, 
Jacksonville District, Springfield District, Grace Church Jacksonville, 
Stapp's Chapel Decatur, Danville District, Superintendent of the Domestic 
Missionary and Church Aid Society, and Financial Secretary of the Super- 
annuate Fund. He retired in 1905, and has made his home in Danville until 
his death, which occurred at Lake View Hospital May 19, 1922, less than 
aix weeks after his wife's spirit had ascended from the same place. His 
decease was indirectly caused by being run down by an automobile about 
two weeks prior to his passing. The injury was not considered fatal, or 
even very serious at first, but the shock, coupled with his advanced age, 
doubtless hastened the end. While in the hospital he expressed a wish not 
to recover, but to go hence and join his wife in the spirit land. One week 
after Mrs. Webster's departure, he wrote to a ministerial friend: "I need 
not say that I believe my wife is alive in the better world." During his re- 
tirement he was regarded as a leading citizen of Danville, and was active in 
things worth while in both Church and State. For some years he was 
President of the city's Board of Education. He was at the fore in the more 
important phases of our political life in all progressive movements. He 
was active in the campaign for Abraham Lincoln when the latter was a 
candidate for the United States Senate, and later when standing for the 
nomination and running for election as President of the country, making 
many speeches in his behalf. 

As a Christian minister he was aggressive in taking the initiative in 
matters of large concern, and in causing them to come to pass. He was a 
practical preacher, a cogent reasoner, convincingly delivering his message, 
not in "enticing words of men's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit 
and with power." Hence great revivals attended his ministry, the people 
were greatly edified, and all the interests of the church advanced under his 
administration. He was long a leading and influential member of the 
Illinois Conference, both as pastor and Presiding Elder. He was chosen 
as a delegate to represent his Conference in four different General Confer- 
ences of his church, where he was a prominent figure in directing and shap- 
ing the policies of Episcopal Methodism in that supreme legislative body 
of his denomination. He served as a member of the Book Committee and on 
other boards and organizations of ecclesiastical management 

He was a most sagacious man in business affairs, as well as in gen- 
eral public interests. By wise investments in his early ministry, he acquired 
large means, and was most benevolent in contributing to important causes, 
especially to our Educational Institutions and to the Missionary Boards of 
the Church. During his life and in his will bequests he gave away several 
hundred thousand dollars to philanthropic causes. The hospital from which 
he made his exit out of this life was one of the objects of Dr. Webster's 
beneficence. "His works do follow him." 

At the close of his Quincy pastorate he was married October 3. 1867, to 
Miss Augusta Robinson of Danville, who served with him in all his after 
work, as a companion of great helpfulness and blessed ministry. Six chil- 
dren came into their home, four of whom died in infancy. The surviving 
son, John W. Webster, whose wife and daughter also remain, is a very 
prominent business man of Danville, and is President of the Board of Hos- 
pital Trustees where his parents both fe'l asleep. 

Funeral services were held in St. James church May 22. Dr. H. W. 
M'Pherson. his pastor, was in charge, assisted in the opening and closing 
exercises by Dr. S. H. Whitlock and Reverends M. G. Coleman and A. K. 
Byrns. The main address was delivered by Dr. W. A. Smith, who was fol- 
lowed by the Rev. Henry Crane of Maiden Center, Massachusetts. An 
audience that filled the large church was present, including many promi- 
nent people and about twenty-five of his Conference ministerial brethren, 
several of whom shared in the burial service in Spring Hill cemetery, where 
his remains were plaecd beside those of his recently departed wife. 



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MRS. P. C. CARROLL. 

Mary A. Monroe was born July 30, 1846, in the Province of Quebec, 
Canada, and her spirit took its flight heavenward from Long Beach, Cali- 
fornia, October 19, 1921. She came to the States in her youth, and was 
married to Rev.. Philip Clifton Carroll, in 1867. Her husband entered the 
Illinois Conference in 1868, and thereafter she served with him in the 
following charges: Hey worth, Elkhart, Mason City, Monticello, Macon, Tay- 
lorville, Mahomet and Urbana, where he fell asleep April 24, 1879. 

She taught in the Public Schools for a time in her young womanhood. 
She was a very intelligent woman, of recognized influence and leadership 
in the places where she lived and wrought. After her husband's death 
she filled several positions of prominence in supporting her loved ones and 
rearing her family, living in Bloomington and Chicago, and in several places 
in Southern California. 

Three children came into her home as a result of her marriage union, 
Clarence Clifton, Edna Edith, and Philip Clifton Carroll, all of whom have 
preceded her into the other world. Sister Carroll, at her own request 
was buried at Long Beach, California, as that state had been her home for 
the last twenty years. A grand-son, P. C. Kurtz, survives her, living 
in Bloomington, Illinois. 




MRS. PRESLEY P. CARSON. 

Eva Thompson was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 
1870, removing when very young with her parents to 
London, England, where she spent her girlhood 
days. In 1889 she came with her parents, William and 
Anne Thompson, to Springfield, Illinois, where she re- 
sided till her marriage. She was a young woman of 
a deeply religious nature, and her experience in Lon- 
don among mission workers had made her resolve to 
make her life count for the most in behalf of hu- 
manity. She readily found a place in the ranks of 
Christian workers and soon became one of the most 
devoted and capable in a large class of young people 
in the First Methodist Church of Spi'ingfield. It was here in the religious 
activities of this church that she met the Rev. Presley P. Carson, who was 
then just entering the ministry, and to whom she was married June 12, 1895. 
Mrs. Carson was well fitted to share in the responsibilities of her hus- 
band's calling. She .had been educated in the public schools of Spring- 
field, and in the Woman's College at Jacksonville. Richly endowed by 
nature and supplemented by special training, she brought to the parson- 
age home and to the wor^ of the ministry a life force of great value. She 
was thoroughly consecrated to her new task and gave herself unreservedly 
to the work till failing health compelled her to give up in large measure 
her activities. She loved her church, and to be engaged in its tasks was 
her chief delight. She was closely identified with all lines of church work, 
interested and active in social and community interests, making herself a 
real factor in the work about her. She took an especial interest in Sun- 
day School, Epworth League, missionary and choir work. She was pos- 
sessed of a fervent evangelistic nature and was very successful in leading 
many to Christ, some of whom she influenced to give their lives to special 
lines of Christian service. The qualities so much needed to make a suc- 
cessful pastor's wife were richly blended in her and she filled this exacting 
station with great credit. 

In the fall following their marriage Rev. Carson Was appointed to 
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isterial life, continuing their labors in pastorates served in Owaneco, Hills- 
boro, Bement, Gibson City, Pana, Paxton, Springfield and Charleston. 

It was in the beginning of the Charleston pastorate that Mrs. Carson 
suffered a serious neiTous breakdown that forced her to give up all her 
work. She spent the winter months of that year in Mexico, returning in 
the spring slightly improved. During the summer she was able to be in 
some of the church activities, and hoped for permanent recovery. On 
Sunday evening, Oct. 2, while out walking, seeking relief from nervous 
strain, she was accidentlly struck by a passing train and instantly killed. 

Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Charleston, of 
which Rev. Carson is pastor, and were conducted by District Superintend- 
ent W. D. Fairchild, assisted by Rev. T. N. Ewing of Decatur, Rev. J. C. 
Baker of Urbana, and Rev. A. S. Chapman of Paris. A large number of 
pastors of Mattoon District were in attendance. The body was laid to 
rest in Springfield, the services there being in charge of Rev. R. F. Mc- 
Daniel, assisted by the resident pastors. 




MRS. C. P. HARD. 

Lydia, eldest of fifteen children of Surgeon Gen- 
eral William and Harriet Van Someren, was born in 
Bangalore, India, August 19,^ 1847. She was educated 
in Scotland, and after com*pleting her schooling, re- 
turned to India. Here she was converted and became 
active in missionary work. She was in charge when 
her family entertained "California Taylor," afterward 
Bishop William Taylor, with whom the Van Someren 
family co-operated in establishing the Methodist 
Episcopal Church in South India in 1874. Bishop 
Taylor in his book, "The Story of My Life," acknowl- 
edges his indebtedness for such assistance, in his 
work in India. 
After three years of active assistance in the work of Rev. Clark 
P. Hard, the District Superintendent of what is now the South India Con- 
ference, Lydia became his wife. She has been his helper in India and 
America for forty-five years. For the last twelve years she has resided 
with her husband in Zion City, Illinois, where she could be near Evans- 
ton, the city where her sons, William and Vincent, and her daughter, Ger- 
trude, were educated. Besides her husband, she leavs these three chil- 
dren to survive her, along with three grand-chUdren, son and daughter 
of William and a daughter of Vincent. 

When Mrs. Hard came to Zion Cit^^ to live as a retired minister's wife, 
she by no means retired from active Christian service. It was her delight 
to lecture over the country on missionary operations, especially in India. 
She was also largely known for her temperance addresses under the 
auspices of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, and the Anti-Saloon 
League. Thus she made the acquaintance and formed friendships with a 
large number of people throughout the middle West. The various churches 
in Zion City were greatly benefited by her presence and testimony. This 
was especially true of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which she was a 
member. Her earnestness and deep spiritual experience never failed to 
thrill the people, and she would win both old and young to a renewed 
consecration. Hers was a celestial womanhood. 

Mrs. Hard was taken ill in June last, with paralysis, and though many 
prayers were offered in her behalf, she failed to respond to treatment, 
and on September 3rd she passed away. During her illness she made fre- 
quent references to the religious influence of the home of her parents, 



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as well as of that of her own home. Eight brothers and sisters in Eng- 
land, Canada and Australia perpetuate the training and influence of the 
Van Somerin family, through the years, while Dr. C. P. Hard and his three 
children continue the testimony of this Christian wife and mother who is 
now "absent from the body, to be at home with the Lord." 

The funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church by Dr. 
Charles M. Stuart, President of Garrett Biblical Institute, and Rev. Robert 
E. O'Brien, her pastor, Sept. 6, 1922. Interment was in Lake Mound 
cemetery. 



MRS. J. F. M'ANALLY. 

Elizabeth Jane Schaffer, daughter of Alfred and Elizabeth Schaffer, 
was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, March 2, 1871, and was translated from 
York, Nebraska, to celestial realms July 26, 1922. 

When nine years of age she moved with her parents to Virginia, Illi- 
nois, wliere she grew up through childhood and youth to young woman- 
hood. She graduated from the Virginia High School, taught school for a 
few years, and then received her degree of Bachelor of Science from Val- 
paraiso University. For several years she taught in the public schools 
of Idaho and South Dakota. She returned to Illinois and taught English 
in the Rossville High School. Here she formed the acquaintance of the 
principal of the school, Pr,of. J. F. M'Anally, and they were soon united in 
marriage. Very soon after their union in matrimony, Mr. M'Anally en- 
tered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church, serving for a time 
as pastor of the Raymond charge, and entered the Illinois Annual Con- 
ference in the fall of 1901. As an itinerant pastor's wife she found a field 
for larger service to which she dedicated her gifts of mind and heart with 
all her natural ability and acquired equipment of education and culture. 
In 1907 the church called her husband to the West Indies as a missionary 
to Porto Rico. Mrs. M'Anally was a valuable helper in his work there. 
She assisted in the building of the G. O. Robinson Orphanage in San Juan, 
Porto Rico. Here she taught music until her health failed, and her hus- 
band felt compelled to return to the work of the Illinois Conference. For 
a number of years she served as the Corresponding Secretary of the 
Conference Woman's Home Missionary Society, and rendered great serv- 
ice to the cause. 

In 1919 her husband was chosen as the Superintendent of the Mother's 
Jewel's Home of York, Nebraska, under the auspices of the Woman's Home 
Missionary Society, and his wife was made Assistant Superintendent. This 
opened a still larger field for the exercise of her superior gifts, both in 
public addresses and in mothering the children needing such care. Com- 
petent judges pronounced her going hence as a great loss to the whole 
commonwealth of Nebraska. Like Him whom she served, she came not to 
be ministered unto, but to minister. Thus' she gave her love and service to 
the full measure of her ability in this capacity as she had done in her 
husband's pastoral charges, Kenney, Grove City, Morrisonville, Laurel 
Church Springfield, Buffalo, Bowen and Delavan in Illinois. 

On May 7, 1871, she was baptized in the Episcopal church, but was 
reared as a Presbyterian. After her marriage June 7, 1901, she united with 
the church of her husband's choice, and ever after was abundant in labors 
in that communion for the extension of God's kingdom. 

Sister M'Anally was the mother of two sons. Frank Carlton, who died 
in infancy, and Merrill Keith, born in Springfield thirteen years ago. 
Besides these there was an adopted son, Allyn Boshford, who was acci- 
dentally killed the day after the eleventh anniversary of his birth. 

Funeral services were conducted in the home of her parents in Vir- 
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of the Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. Wiles of the Pres- 
byterian church, and two of his ministerial brethren, G. V. Metzel and 
D. F. Nelson. She was buried in Walnut Grove cemetery, beside the re- 
mains of Allyn, the son adopted at the age of five months. 




MRS. A. L. PLOWMAN. 

Vashti A. Perry, wife of Rev. A. L. Plowman, 
was born in Douglas County, Illinois, July 9th, 1854. 
She was the youngest child of Jesse and Louisa Perry, 
from whom she inherited the fine qualities of honesty 
and uprightness of character which were so manifest 
in her life. She united with the Methodist Episcopal 
Church when but twelve years of age, though she al- 
ways dated her conversion ten years later, when at 
home in her own room she definitely sought and ob- 
tained the regeneration of her soul. Five years later 
she was led to consecrate her all to God, and ever 
afterward bore witness by her life and her testimony 
that "the blood of Jesus Christ, His son, cleanseth from all sin." 

On the 10th of August, 1879, she was united in marriage to Rev. 
Alonzo L. Plowman. The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. 
D. P. Lyon, at the altar of the old Embury Chapel, where they had both 
attended Sunday School and Church for years. To this happy union were 
born three daughters and one son. The daughters live in Kansas City, 
Mo., while the son lives in Little Rock, Ark., and is news editor of the 
Arkansas Democrat. 

In 1885 Sister Plowman moved with her husband to their first charge, 
Toledo, 111. Throughout his ministry, she proved herself a help meet in 
every place. In the early days of large circuits, when most of the winter 
was spent in revival services, she took her two small children and en- 
gaged with her husband in these meetings. She often furnished the faith 
and inspiration which led to victory in some of the most discouraging 
fields. 

She was equally useful in the Indian Mission -field, where she gave five 
years of her life with her husband, on the Pottawatomie Reservation in 
Kansas. Mrs. Plowman's chief delight was in the Sunday School and in 
the two Women's Missionary Societies of the Church. She had a per- 
petual membership in the Woman's Home Missionary Society. She was a 
regular attendant at mid-week prayer meeting, and was remarkably gifted 
in prayer. Last September when her husband was appointed to Beaumont 
Mission Church in Kansas City, she suggested the securing of an auto 
that she might assist him in that field. The car was purchased and for 
several months she worked in this new field, winning all hearts at the Mis- 
sion. She was teacher of the Woman's Bible Class, and also Superintend- 
ent of the Home Department, of over sixty members. On March 6th, 1922, 
while in this car, a truck ran into it, and she was killed almost instantly. The 
funeral services were held March 9th at Oakley Church, where for three 
ypars Mr^. Plowman had held her church membership. The pastor, Dr. 
Eli P. Anderson, was in charge. Methodist pastors of the city were the 
pall bearers. Addresses were made by Rev. J. E. Sheer and Dr. W. W. 
King, District Superintendent. Interment was at Mt. Washington Ceme- 
tery, there to await the Resurrection Morn. 




124 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE ' 1922 

MRS. W. E. ROSE. 

Angeline Anderson was born in Piqua County, 
Ohio, November 16, 1849. When two years of age 
she moved with her parents to Macon County, Illinois, 
near Decatur. In the early summer of 1866 she, with 
her parents, moved to Linn county, Missouri, near 
Brookfield, where, in the following winter, she was 
converted in a meeting held by the Congregational- 
ists, but she joined the Methodist Episcopal Church 
one year after her conversion. 

She was married to Walter B. Rose January 28, 
1869. Brother Rose moved back to Illinois the follow- 
ing year and engaged in his trade of carpenter and 
carriage work until 1883, when the Lord said: "Preach My Gospel." The 
good wife urged him to obey the call and from 1884 to the close of their 
pastorate at Haviland one year ago, Mrs. Rose has been a real help to her 
husband as a pastor, and a faithful one to his people. She showed all of 
the characteristics of a true Christian lady and would have graced any 
parsonage in the land. 

After being confined to her bed for three months, she received a 
paralytic stroke October 29, 1921. A second stroke came on January 29, a 
third one later, and, becoming unconscious and remaining so for forty- 
one hours, she fell asleep, Feb. 3, 1922. 

"Mother Rose," as her friends were pleased to call her, was of a re- 
tiring disposition, always quiet, never excitable, full of faith, and loved 
God because He first loved her. She goes to meet her son, J. W. Rose, a 
member of the Colorado Conference, who departed this life December 21, 
1918, and her three babes who went to be with Jesus in early life. 

She leaves to mourn, a faithful husband, two sons, Fred and George 
B. Rose, and an only daughter, Mrs. C. C. Buehrig of Tuscola, 111., all of 
whom were present at the funeral and feel their loss deeply. She also 
leaves five grand-children. 

Mother Rose's last known words were spoken to her husband when 
she said: "It's alright, good night. These whispered words will live. 
She rests in peace. "She hath done what she could." 

She was the last one. of a family of ten children. Her husband is a 
member of the Illinois Conference, and lives in Dodge City, Kansas. Fu- 
neral services were held in her home town, conducted by her pastor. Dr. 
P. H. Chappelear, of First Church, of which she was a member, with in- 
terment in Maple Grove cemetery. 



MRS. ADAM WAGGONER. 

Miss Henrietta Farelly was a native of Macoupin County, near Carlin- 
ville, Illinois, and made her exit out of this life at Greenfield, Illinois, 
October 2, 1920. She was married to Rev. Adam Waggoner March 29, 1863, 
who in 1866 joined the Illinois Annual Conference of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church. As an itinerant Methodist preacher's wife, she served with 
him successively, the following circuits: Zanesville, Windsor, Sullivan, 
Marshall, Kansas, Girard, Palmyra, Greenfield and Chatham, in which 
latter charge he died September 5, 1883. 

After his decease, Mrs. Waggoner moved to Greenfield, where for 
many years she lived alone. The sorrows of life rested sorely and heavily 
upon her, and she became practically a recluse, shunning the society of 
others and withholding herself from their fellowship. Only one near rela- 
tive survives her, a daughter, of Jacksonville, Illinois. She was given 
interment beside the remains of her husband at Carlinville, Illinois. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 125 

MRS. W. H. WEBSTER. 

Miss Augusta Robinson was born in Attica, Indiana, January 9, 1847, 
and went the way of all mortals out of this life, April 10, 1922, from Lake 
View Hospital, Danville, Illinois. She had been in failing health for some 
time, and for two or three months prior to her decease she suffered from 
a form of creeping paralysis. She was the daughter of William and Mar- 
garet Davis Robinson, pioneer residents of her native community. She 
was one of five children, having one brother and three sisters. The 
brother, Edward, a soldier in the Civil war, died about twenty-five years 
ago. One sister, wife of Mason M. Wright, passed away about ten years 
ago. She came to Danville when a small child, and grew to womanhood 
there. Her family were members of the Presbyterian church, but she 
herself came into touch with the Methodists, attending Sunday School and 
Church services in the old North Street Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
finally united with that church. She met the Rev. W. H. Webster, a mem- 
ber of the Illinois Annual Conference, and in due time they were 
married in Danville, October 3, 1867. After their union in marriage, be- 
ginning with the University Charge, Bloomington, she served with him as 
an itinerant Methodist preacher's wife in all his subsequent ministerial 
career, as given in his memoir, also published in this issue of the Con- 
ference Minutes. Since retirement from active work in 1905, they have 
lived in Danville. Mrs. Webster was active in Sunday School and church 
work before her marriage, and was a great "help meet" for him in all his 
ministry afterward. She was a very high grade woman of truly noble 
character and lady-like bearing, with such sweetness of disposition and 
winning ways that her friends extended throughout the entire circle of 
her acquaintance. She was quiet and unassuming in her manner, never 
pushing herself to the front, yet wisely aggressive in the things that 
were worth while, and firm as Gibraltar's rock on all questions of moral 
principle and along all lines of dnty. She lived and acted on all the higher 
levels of life, and her memory will be increasingly fragrant and her up- 
lifting influence deathless forevermore. 

A roster of her children and some other surviving loved ones can be 
found in the memoir of Dr. Webster in this same memorial list of immor- 
tals. In forty days after her translation he made his exit out of life from 
the place of her outgoing, in accordance with his expressed desire in his 
last illness to join her in the celestial realms, where no parting words are 
spoken and no farewell tears are shed. 

Two of her sisters remain on the shores of time, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow 
of John C. Short, and Mrs. Emma, widow of Victor L. Hawes. The former 
lives in San Diego, California, and the latter in Naperville, Illinois. 

The funeral services were held in her late home on Oak street. Dr. 
H. W. M'Pherson, her pastor, was in charge. Dr. W^ A. Smith, a former 
pastor, delivered the chief address. Rev. M. G. Coleman followed with 
another address, and Dr. E. M. Antrim, another former pastor, closed with 
some remarks and a prayer. Several other ministers participated in the 
interment services where the remains were placed to rest in Spring Hill 
cemetery. 



126 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



XL 
Roll of the Dead. 



(A) MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE 



NAME. 


Deceased. 


ICi. 


eied Traveling. 


Wlien. 


Where. jwiieu.| Where. 


Wtn UeiiiK'liiiiiip is'24 


Iiiiliaiia 








1827 
1827 
18:i0 
1831 
September 4. 18:51 
Angust 0, 1S:{J 

I8:{.'( 








Jolm Conl 














IDdwiii Knv 








Jaiiifs Itiniksoii 

Win II Askiiis 


St. r,ouls, Mo 

Ja.-ksoiivllle. Ill 

1 llliiola 


1821 
1824 


Missouri. 
Kentucky. 


An(li<>ii.v K. Th psoii 

SuniiK'l A. liiigK 

irilllK (> ■''IVII!' 




June 26, •8:t.-. 

1S.S.-. 

18:50 

Ks:5U 
July 20. 18:5.S 

IS:58 
August 15, 1S:5!I 

18:51' 
Septiinliir 18. is:5.s 
Miireli 20, I8:5'.l 

18:5!) 

18:5!) 








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Mlcliii.-I S. Tiijloi- 








,. 






Peler K Itmeiii 








Will (?iiiiilllT 


., 






Spfiin. W. Hunter 

JuMi.-s lli.rslu. 

Georjrt' Siiiltli . . 


I'lltsfield. Ill 

1 llinois 


l8;50 


Illinois. 




18:50 
18:54 


Illinois. 


I'jixtou Cmiiiiilii}; 




,, 




Joslinii lliii'iics 

Diivlil U Csirter 


1840 

1841 

l-ebrnury 2, 1841 

IS4-J! 


,, 












John K. riHiicli 

SiiniiK'l II 'riiiiinnson « 


(■iirlliivlllc. Ill 

1 llllKlts 


1820 


Illinois. 










Slllli M. .Vtxv.'ll 

Joseph lOiliiiiiiisoM 


184:i 


('iirlllivllle 111 






1844 

1844 

1845 

. 1845 

1845 

August 26, 1840 
1840 
1847 

Sepleniber 10. 1847 
1848 
1848 
1848 
1848 
1849 
1849 
18.-i0 
1851 
1851 
1851 
18.-.2 
18.5:5 

I8.5:i 

J 8.54 
1854 
18.54 
March 7, 1850 
August 5, 1861 
October 31. 1802 
April 6. 1861 
February 13. 1863 


1 iIIiidIm 














jg^m. lliillc 








Kihviii'il 'I'l'oy 


,. 


1838 


Illinois. 


[<,„„,. (J itiirr 


<■ 




John l''o\ 


,, 




IMillndclpliia. 
Oliio. 


Mi'Kciiiliei- Thiiipi) 

A(l.lls..ii S. Cocl.lnnl 

Kobl. IM.lf-'cwiiy 

Dtivlil itiiirkwi'll 





18:54 


,1 






.< 






N r Cininin^'hniii 


,, 


1829 
1844 


Halliniore. 


Will. Iliiiiiii>:liiiii.se 

Tliiinitis Scliiilt^ 


1. 




11 






,, 






Tli<>niii>i II l''lles 


.. 








<• 






Niirliiiiili'l CIcvcliHid 


(irl^gsville 111 






Elljiili 1?. Cenliy 










1829 


Kentucky. 


Cliarlts W l.fwis .. 






„ 


1849 
1851 




F'riinx lloKiniiin 


It 






,1 




Joseph Zlmmmnnn 


.1 












John Miller 


rrliana III 


1840 
18.54 
18.53 
1851 
1851 


Kentucky. 




VeimlUon. Ill 

Qnlncv III 


J. H Bnrger 




J. L. Waltlier 


Shi lob Tenn 


„ 


J. W. M. Vernon 


Augusta, 111 


" 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



127 



I lintered Traveling. 



When. I 



Samuel Klliot 

S M. IIiR'kstep 

Geo. W. Fuliba:ik 

Joseph r,nne 

Klijali Ooirington 

J. C. KIniher 

Joiiatliau Stiimper.... 

Williimi \Vils..ti 

Jpsse Croniwell 

J. V. W. Miniman 

John M. I.Hiie 

W. 15. Aii.liMson 

W. .M. Kv.iiis 

Riohanl IIoMliig , 

J. A. Ciimi 

William Illii.Iall 

Rmmor lOlllntt 

James I. |):ivl(lson. . . 
Thomas C. Wr.lfe.... 
Nelson K. Wliltehead. 

J C. Hnk.T 

Geoix'e IJiitleilge 

J n. Oi.iiis 

W. n Tnjlor 

Christ Inn Arnold 

Peter Cnrfvvrlsrht 

John I). Ja.-kson 

fji'wls Anili'rsoii 

r.eonaid Smith 

John R. r-Imlley 

ReiiI.en W. Travis... 

Wni. R. Powers 

C. W. Connor 

Roherf noniiol.l 

Miehnci ShnnU 

Henry C. Wallace... 

Amiirosc Rlanil 

Newton Cloud 

John S. RnrL'er 

C.eorce J. Harreft 

nrnnvllle Rnnd 

James W. niitohlnson. 

S S. MHMnnIs 

J. r,. Crnm- 

N. P. Heath 

Philip C. Carroll 

Georce M. Spencer... 

JiiiTies R. FTouts 

W. D. R. Trotter 

James W. Muse 

Rnrton Handle 

James ri IHckens.... 

Richard RIrd 

W. n. [.emon 

Amerlcns l>on Carlos.. 

Ale^an.ler Semple 

Adam VVau'noner 

Jess.- n. Moore 

S. M.Call 

Aimer Pottle 

Wm. Grain 

flenj Bartholo 

J. C. Flnle.v 

Peter Akers 

Rzra J. Carlisle 

J. S. KIrkpa trick 

B. C. Wood 

W. S. I'rentlce 

G. M. Grays 

J W. r.apham 

John Sinter 

r. Garner 

Mllo Bntler 

F. W. Phillips 

8. B. Ives 



I 

I-'ehrnary 25, 
December 0, 
January 11, 
August 11, 

February 20. 
April 2, 
December 15. 
January 14, 
July 17, 
An;.'ust 7, 
March Zl, 
February 29, 
July 1, 
|June 11, 
ril 13. 
Oc-tober 25. 
Jaiuiiiry 10, 

3. 

June 29, 
(»i-iober 2, 
September 7, 



1863 
isu:i 
1864 
1864 
1864 



Island Grove. III.. ., 

Nashville. Tenn.... 

Indiuiiola, III 

.Muweaqua. Ill 

Carrollton. HI 

lSH4|I)anvlIle, 111 

lS64|Decatur. Ill 

lS64IGreeiitield. Ill 

IS6(;|c-amp Point. HI.... 
I807|l{lc.oniln^ton. 111... 



1SC.7 
1868 
18(iS 
1868 



Jacksonville. 
Havana. III.., 
Pulaski. 111.. 
Vermilion. HI 



III. 



M ay 



22, 



11 3, 
April 19. 
September 25, 

ch II, 
July 29. 

ember 18; 

riiary 19. 
February 11. 

iber 1, 
January 27. 
July 14. 

ptember I. 
Sipteinber 29. 
November 10, 
July 22, 

February 19, 
.May 31, 

Au^riist 2, , 
February 3, . 
April 24, 
July 25. 
AiiRust 24, 
November 11, 
July 25, 
Aiiu'Mst 24. 
January 2, 
July 2^, 
AuKust 8, 
September 1, 
February 23. 
June 19, 
July II, 
Seinember 5. 
October 16. 
July 2, 
November 3, 
February 16. 
July 27, 
Februar.v 6, 
Felvrnary 21. 
December 21. 
January 16. 
June 28. 
.May 1. 

October 8, 
November 24. 
November 12. 
January 17, 



1868|J«cks()nville, 111 

Clinton. Ill 

Harry. HI 

|ie<'atur. Ill 

Plymouth. Ill 

Jacksonville. .HI.... 

Normal. Ill 

Jacksonville, 111.... 

Ch.-irlestou. Ill 

.Mt. VcTiioti, HI 

.Mowea<|ua, 111 

Pleasant Plains, HI. 

(irandvlcw, HI 

Mtieoln. Ill 

1S74 I.Macon. Ill 

IS75|Nokomls. Ill 

187.-. I Decatur. Ill 

187.-. I.Matloon. HI 

1876|l.ouisiaiia. -Mo 

lS76|Cani|. P.. Int. III.... 

I87li Jacksouville. Ill 

l87i;|Pli-asanl Plains, 111. 

Hey worth. 111 

Franklin. Ill 

Rhvimliifrton. 111... 

I'.lufr Springs. 111..., 

Mouu.ls. HI 

.Mcl.eansboro, III... 

Winchester, III 

Shelbyvllle, HI 

CbampalKn, 111 

Ilrbaua, HI 

I.lmn. Ill 

Meyirsville, 111.... 
lS70|JacksonvIlle. III... 
18sn|HlulT Si.rings. III... 
18S2|Staunton. Ill 



186S 
I86S 
187(1 
187(1 
1870 
1870 
1871 
1871 
1872 
1,V72 
1872 
I87:i 
IS7:t 



187(5 
1877 
1877 
1877 
1.'<77 
1877 
187S 
1879 
1879 
1880 
187!l 
1879 



Jacksonville. HI.,.. 

Priucelon. Kniis. . . . 

Itosevllle. HI 

Mason City. 111.... 

.M..«.a.|ua. Ill 

Chatham. Ill 

Calais. S America. . 

Decatur. Ill 

Wavn.svllle. III.... 

Huntsville. Ill 

Phllo. Ill 

Jacksonville. Ill 

Jacksonville. 111.... 

Franklin. HI 

1S,S(!|Mlichell. HI 

|SS7|Carrollton. HI 

18.S7!sprlnv'fleld. HI 

1887iArmsfron)s. HI 

lRS7lCallf..rula. HI 

|R."*7IOaklan.l. Ill 

IS.S7I Ashland. HI 

|RS7'Shelblna. Mo 

188SIJacksonvine. III.... 
1888 SprlDgfleld, III 



1 

1882 

|.vs:t 
1.«!R:{ 
18s:{ 
l.w:! 
I8s:{ 

I8.S4 
1884 
I SS." 
1885 
1886 

iRsn 



1841 lUllnola. 
I 1852 I '• 
I 1822 I New England. 

1845 lUiuoIs. 
I 1838 j " 
I 184;! I 

1811 (Western Conf. 

1837 Illinois. 

I8:{:f I Ken lucky. 

1859 llUinois. 

I8.-.3 

Illinois. 



1 8.54 
18;{9 
18:i6 
1864 
1829 
1853 
1851 
I860 
1869 
1847 
1835 
I Ni5 
1856 
1848 
1803 
KS.-.5 
l.*;(l,s 
1860 
I8.-.9 
IS47 
1870 
1868 
I MOO 
18:{7 
I860 
1874 
18.53 
1823 
I8.-.3 
18.54 
1846 
18.58 
1846 
iHM> 
1868 
1872 
18:t9 
18.I0 
1805 
1831 
18.33 



Kentucky. 
IIIIiiuls. 



Kentucky. 
Illinois. 



llllnol.S. 
Illiiiuis. 



Kentucky. 
Illinois. 



Kentucky. 
Illinois. 



itiicky. 

18.33 IPlltsburg. W. Va. 

1840 Illinois. 

18.52 

1 866 

1840 

I.S4S 

1875 

1824 Kentucky. 

18.54 Illinois 

1.8.37 Mississippi. 
I 1821 IKentucky. 
I 1875 I Illinois. 
I 18i^2 I " 
I 1820 I Tennessee. 
I 1S4n IHlinois. 
I \s:c, 

1870 

1.S.-.3 

1847 

1843 Rrle. 
I 1848 IKentucky. 
I 1883 jlllinois. 



12S 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



I Entered Tiavellng. 



Colin D. James 

J. G. MitcUeU 

W. F. Lowe 

William E. Johnson.. 
W. H. H. Adams.. 

Charles Adams 

Ira B. Henry 

G. D. Randle 

W. T. Bennett 

Curtis Powell 

A. B. McElfiesh..., 

W. M. JohQson 

James Leaton 

James Muirhead. . . . 

E. J. Uamll 

R. C. Norton 

D. P. Lyon 

Hiram Buck 

Marquis D. Hawes. 

R. N. Davies 

Robert Chapman.... 
J. H. Noble 



T. J. Bryant 

John Everly 

Jonas H. Uimmitt. . 
Wlngate J. Newman. 

J. H. Austin 

T. B. Hilton 

H. L. Heals 

C. Y. Hecox 

J. B. Seymour 

E. Rutledge 

E. D. WllUin 

J. R. Ivans 

Joseph Mon tjcomery . 
James P. Dlmmitt.. 
Samuel H. Martin.. 

A. T. Orr 

Marion Rose 

George Stevens 

Chas. P. Draper 

Jaraea Miller 

J F. McCann 

Lester Janes 

Thomas .M. Prlckett 
Peter Wallace 

C. P. Baldwin..... 

Thos. Bonncll 

1. M. Johnson 

Ira Emerson 

S. G. Ferree 

Wni. M. Grantham. 
James R. rx)cke.... 
P. B. Huffman 

D. H. Stnbblefleld.. 

W. H. Davis 

W. B. Barton 

W. H. McDonald... 

J. O. Collins 

W. H. 11. Moore... 

H. C. Adams 

David Bardlek 

A. C. Hunter 

Wm. J. Rutledge... 

Wm. Murphy 

John A. Ellis 

Wm. Mitchell 

J. 0. Rucker 

Peter Slagle 

George W. Bates... 

H. M. Short 

A. M. Dunnavan |June 10, 

Joseph Foxworthy |Jnly 24, 

Samuel H. Clark December 19, 



January 30, 
October 25, 
January 13, 
August 17, 
January 19, 
March 20, 
August 11, 
November 28, 
November 23, 
January 30, 
Jannary 15, 
February 20, 
September 10, 
December 11, 
December 19, 
January 26, 
June 4, 
August 2, 
August 4, 
August 5, 
November 7, 
November 5, 
January 20, 
March 7, 
April 20. 
July 3, 
September 3, 
September 26, 
March 25, 
October 15, 
April 18, 
December 27, 
December 28, 
April 8. 
Jannary 27, 
August 22, 
October 29. 
February 22, 
April 13, 
Jul.v 16, 
October 17, 
October 18. 
November 23, 
November 23, 
December 18, 
Jannary 24, 
February 21, 
April 14, 
August 8, 
May 3, 
May 3, 
June 30, 
July 26. 
September 4, 
October 19, 
October 25, 
Jannary 11, 
February 10, 
March 29, 
August 2. 
September 8, 
October 9, 
December 27, 
April 5, 
April 15, 
July 22, 
August 15, 
August 22. 
September 26. 
November 16. 
February 14. 
May 23, 



1889 
1890 



1891 
1891 
1891 
IS'Jl 
1891 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1893 
1893 
1893 



1896 
189(i 
1896 
1896 
1896 
1890 
1897 
1897 
1897 
1897 
1897 
1898 
1898 
189S 
1898 
1898 
1898 
1899 



1899 
1899 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
1900 
lonn 
1900 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 
1901 



When. 



Bonita, Kans 

Virginia, 111 

Macon, lU 

Normal, 111 

Hot Springs, Ark 

Washington, D. C. . . . 

Mason, Texas 

Mason City, 111 

Mechanlcsburg, 111.. . 

Mt. Sterling, ill 

Jacksonville, 111 

Jacksonville, 111 

Carlinville. Ill 

Champaign, ill 

Ml. Veruon, Ind 

Parsons, ICaus 

Rochester, Hi 

Decatur, HI 

Decatur, 111 

Paxton, III 

.Mt. Sterling, 111 

Kankakee, HI 

Chicago, III 

Versailles, 111 

Aurora. Ill 

.Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. . 

Palmyra, HI 

Paris, III 

yulncy. 111 

Wichita, Kans 

Homer, II 

El I'aso. Texas 

Yates Center, Kuns. . . 

Lincoln, 111 

Camp Point, III 

Normal, 111 

Jacksonville. Ill 

Concord, 111 

Buffalo, 111 

Virginia. Ill 

Bloonilngton, III 

Ki.lge Farm. Ill | 

Decatur. Ill | 

KInmundy, 111 i 

|ynln<y. Ill 

IPleasant Plains, III.. 

Cliieago. Ill 

Pana. Ill 

Taylorvllle, 111 

La Prairie. Ill 

Edinbuig, 111 

Quincy. Ill 

Edgar. Ill 

Olney, 111 

Berdan, 111 

Greenfield, 111 

Decatur. Ill 

Fredonla. Kans 

lOiikland. Ill | 

Mlnler. Ill 

Normal. Ill 

Champaign. Ill 

Larned. Kans 

Lyons. Kans 

Jacksonville. Ill 

riiampnlgn, 111 

Montlcello. Minn 

Areola. Ill 

'Jacksonville. Ill 

West Point. Ill 

[Malvern. Ill 

[Denver. Colo 

[Springfield. HI 

jMoweaqua, III 

IVlrden, 111 



Illinois. 

Canada. 

Illinois. 

New Hampshire. 

Illinois. 



Iowa. 

Illinois. 

Ililuuls. 

ICast Genesee. 
Illiuuls. 



Where. 



1884 
1864 
1848 
1845 
1870 
1835 
1870 
1856 
1849 
1854 

1873 
1843 
1859 
1871 
1844 
1853 
1843 
1870 
1851 
1856 
1846 
1840 
1854 
18,56 
1855 
1847 
1873 
1879 
1886 
1854 
1865 
1850 
18.57 
1889 
I8.{7 
1849 
1865 
1863 
1878 
I8(i0 
I HSi) 
1870 
l«51 
1823 
1869 
18.53 
1849 
1859 
1881 
l«.-.3 
1869 
1894 
1 ,s:t-l 
1870 
1850 
18.54 
18-19 
1891 
I.S7!I 
1848 
KS(;5 
1853 
1893 
1841 
1866 
1891 
18,57 
1844 
1865 

lllnols. 
1874 
1875 

1862 |N. W. Indiana. 
1853 [HUDOiB. 



Indiana. 
Illinois. 



Rock Rivet. 

Indiana. 

Illiuuls. 



Indiana. 

Cenlral Illinois. 
Illinois. 



Illinois. 
S. Dakota. 
Illinois. 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



129 



Entered Tiaveliiig. 



W. C. Avey 

<J. B. Wolfe 

W. M. Reed 

I. H. Aldrieh 

T. J. N. Simmons 

B. F. Hyde 

Samuel Mlddleton 

A. S. McCoy 

W. H. Milbuin 

W. F. T. Spruill 

T. M. Dillon 

N. S. MoiTls 

G. R. S. McEIfresU.. 

A. H. Hoffer 

B. L. McNabb 

Robt. Clark 

M. A. Hewes 

Joseph Winterbottom. . 

G. B. Goldsmith 

John M. Oakwood.... 

O. H. P. Ash 

Preston Wood 

James A. Burks 

Melchoir Auer 

John Franklin Horney. , 

Albert G. Blank 

John C. Sargent 

Adam Young Graham. . 

Thomas H. Fierce 

N. H. Kane 

W. S. Hooper 

J. 6. Little 

A. 0. Armentrout. . . . 

M. R. Palmer 

William Owen 

James M. West 

Isaac Groves 

Dauiel H. Hatton 

John W. Helmlck 

Pinckney L. Turner. . . 

David Gay 

James T. Orr 

Wm. R. Howard 

James W. Madison 

Leslie L. Baker 

Alexander C. Byerly. . . 
Wm. McK. McElfresh. . 

Wm. F. Sliort 

Reuben Gregg 

Thomas J. Wheat 

James Shaw 

James A. West 

W. T. Heater 

Philip F. Gay 

Adoniram Judson Ives. . 

Austin H. Reat 

John Nelson Dewell... 

Archibald Sloan 

Charles Wilmer Jacobs. 
Marcellus M. Davidson. 

R. P. Droke 

David Cole Bnrkltt... 

George L. Miller 

P. F. Thoruburg 

Augustus P. Stover... 
William W. Roberts... 
Sam'l W. Thornton... 

Dan'l W. English 

Wm. N. McElroy 

Wm. H. Schwartz 

John B. Pawson 

P. Augustus Swavt... 
Theodore F. Garrett.. 

Thos. D. Weems 

Uriah Warrington 



December 11, 
June 2, 
August 2, 
August 30, 
December 3, 
December 19, 
March 5, 
March 23, 
April 10, 
June 22, 
October 24, 
December 6, 
December 12, 
January 16, 
January 16, 
March 2, 
March 19, 
March 27, 
April 20, 
July 11, 
July 17. 
October 1, 
October 22, 
December 27, 
March 20, 
May 19, 
June 3, 
August 3, 
September 20, 
December 28, 
April 19, 
July 10, 
July 17, 
August 24, 
October 26. 
November 8, 
December 12, 
September 
September 24, 
December 8, 
December 12, 
March 7, 
July 5, 
July 17, 
February 28, 
March 20, 
March 23 
August 29, 
September 23, 
January 16. 
January 11, 
April 17, 
August 14, 
May 9, 
January 9, 
January 9, 
January 24, 
February 10, 
February 17, 
February 26, 
April 13, 

December 2, 
January 16, 
April 11, 
June 12, 
July 3, 
September 22, 
January 6, 
January 7, 
March 24, 
May 20, 
May 26, 
May 29, 
November 16, 



1901 1 VV. Plaius, Mo. 

1902 |Camp Point, 111 I 

1902lCamp Point, 111 | 



Chicago, 11 

Oak Park, 111 

Chicago, 111 

Champaign, 111... 

Pueblo, Colo 

Santa Babara, Cal. 

Evanston, 111 

[Rochester, 111 

Urbana, 111 

Jacksonville, III. . . 

Littleton, 111 

Oak Park, 111 , 

Waverly, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Jacksonville, III. . . 

Lennou, Mich 

Oakland, 111 

Quiucy, 111 

Springfield, 111.... 

Bement, 111 

Bossville, 111 

Russell, Kans 

Indianola, 111 

Jacksonville, 111. . . 

Westfield, 111 

Mattoon, 111 

Cumro, Neb 



1902 
1902 
1902 
1903 
1903 
1903 
1903 



1903 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1904 

1905 

1905 

1905 

1905 

1905 

1905 

190G [Mattoon, 111. 

1906 

1906 

1906 

1906 

1906 

1906 

1907 

1907 

1907 

1907 

190S 

1908 

1908 

1909 

1909 

1909 

1909 

1909 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1910 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1911 

1912 

1912 

1912 

1912 

1912 

1913 

1913 

1913 

1913 

1913 

1913 

1913 



Perry, Is 
Griggsville, 111... 
Champaign, 111.. 
Tennessee, 111... 
Winfield, Kans... 
Champaign, 111. . 
Minnesota, Fla. . . 
Chanute, Kans. . . 
Springfield, 111... 
St. Louis, Mo... 

Sidell, 111 

Shelbyville, 111... 
Plainville, 111.... 
Madison, N. J... 
Springfield, 111. . . 
Jacksonville, 111., 

Oak Park, 111 

frinceton, Kans. . 

Bantoul, III 

Bloomington, 111. 

Ottawa, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Ohlman, 111 

Stuttgart, Ark... 
El Canipo, Texas. 
White Hall. 111... 

Ashland, 111 

Casey, 111 

Quincy, 111 

Waverly, III 

Tuscola, 111 

Glendale, Cal 

Martinsville, 111.. 

Delavan, U 

Danville, 111 

Cerro Gordo, 111. . . 

Bloomington, 111.. 

pringfleld. 111... 

Iloopeston, III.... 

Sidell, 111 

Paris. Ill 

Danville, 111 

Iloldenville, Okla. 
Chicago, 111 



1SG3 


jlllinois. 


18.56 




1854 




1847 


N. Indiana. 


1849 


Ohio. 


1864 


llinols. 


1848 


Ohio. 


1849 


" 


1843 


Illinois. 


1852 


Kentucky. 


1866 


Illinois. 


1854 


Central Ohio. 


1855 


Ilinois. 


1892 




1879 


Kansas. 


1856 


Illinois. 


1856 




1872 


" 


1866 


<' 


1891 


" 


1842 


Indiana. 


1849 


Eng. Wesley an. 


1872 


Illinois. 


1870 




1880 


" 


1890 


'• 


1854 


" 


1856 




1890 


" 


1872 


<< 


18.58 


Indiana. 


1858 


Illinois. 


1856 




1884 


" 


1848 


Jacksonville. 


1858 


Griggsville. 


1849 


Quincy. 


1840 


Illinois. 


1SG9 




1864 


Detroit. 


1860 


Illinois. 


18.58 




1S53 


" 


1882 


'• 


1903 


'• 


1871 


" 


1S51 


'• 


1856 


" 


18.54 


Troy. 


1870 


Missouri. 


1856 


Illinois. 


1899 




1899 


" 


1877 




1885 




1807 


S. E. Indiana. 


1885 


Illinois. 


18.55 




1881 


" 


18.58 




1869 


" 


1870 


" 


875-71 


California. 


1851 


Indiana. 


1876 


Illinois. 


1866 


Missouri and Ark 


1869 


Missouri. 


1868 


Illinois. 


1860 




1883 


" 


1890 


" 


1868 


•• 


1874 


Kentucky. 


1868 


Illinois. 


1872 


" 



130 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



Entered Trareling. 
ben. Where. 



When. 



December 24, 
April 8, 
August 30, 
September 21, 



Ralph Hill Osboin. 
James E. Morgan. . 
Robert Mclntyre... 
Henry T. Collins.. 

Horace Reed | November 15, 

William M. Poe | November 21, 

Gerald J. Janssen j December 19, 

Joseph 0. Kellar | January 26, 

Nathaniel E. Parsons |July 3, 

Charles W. C. Munsell. 
Edward A. Wanless.... 

Melvin S. McCoy 

Preston Wood 

Thomas O. Batey 

Benjamin D. Wiley 

Robert Stephens 

Marion W. Everliart... 
Sherman A. Ross 



October 24, 
November 7, 
February 24, 
March 18, 
April 5, 
April 16. 
May 1. 
June 16, 
I August 3, 

Martin V. B. Hill ] November 26, 

Wlliam 0. Lacey I November 27, 

Charles E. Taylor iFebruary 5, 

Winfield S. Callioun [September 10, 

Samuel W. BaUli lOctober 2. 

Willard N. Tobie |Deccmber 8, 

John W. Henninger |j„ly 25, 

Edwin B. Handle iseptenibor 20 

T. W. Greer (N"ovember 6. ' 

H. R. Kasiske November 26, 

A. M. Danely December 13, 

W. W. Drake March 10. 

G. W. Dungan JMarch 20, . 

Henry Wilson lApril 17. 



1913|Neoga, 111 

1913|Evanston, 111., 

1914 IChleago, 111... 

1914 1 Atoka, Okla.. 

1914 1 Decatur, 111... 

1914|Whittier, Cal. 

1914|Pittsfield, 111.. 

1914 

1915 

1915 

1915 

191G 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1916 

1917 

1917 

1917 

1917 

1918 

191S 



111. 



J. B. Wade April 21, 

U. M. Creath June 3. 

John B. Martin July 25, 

Joseph B. Martin August 6, 

J. W. Eckman October 8, 

Joseph Coombe October 19, 

A. M. Campbell December 9, 

W. H. Wilder March 1, 

W. M. Gooding March 5, 

Mark White March 27, 

N. M. Rigg April 12, 

Elijah Gollogher April 15, 

D. H. Trimble April 2.5, 

Anderson Orr May 19, 

J. H. Pence July 30, 

A. E. Pepping August 14, 

W. D. Best September 6, 

J. P. Edgar December 25, 

W. M. Carter April 27, 

T. A. Parker June 18, 

Bradley Hnngerford June 24, 

H. H. O'Neal .Tune 30, 

H. W. Miller IJuly 8, 

Jonathan Click [August 15, 

A. D. Moon [September 26, 

W. A. M'Kinney lOctober 23, 

E. H. Lugg I January 27. 

J. P. Hillerby February 13, 

M. B. McFadden March 25, 

0. W. Caseley Upril 1. 

C. F. M'Kown lApril 12, 

.T. Jay Dngan iMay 10, 

W. H. Webster iMay 19, 



Bloomington, 

Homer, 111 

Eldorado, Kas 

Danville, 111 

Mt. Sterling 

Springfield, 111 

Wilsall, Mont 

Ogden. Ill 

Danville, 111 

Urbana, 111 

Yorktown, Ind 

Edinburg, 111 

Green Valley, 111... 

Camp Point, 111 

Tuscola, 111 

Vermillion, 111 

Grand Junction, Colo. 

Bloomington, 111 

Decatur. Ill 

igiSIS-prlngfleld, Mo 

1918|Clayton, 111 

1918 Urbana, 111 

1919 [Lincoln, 111 

1919|Springfield, 111 

1919|Quincy, 111. 

1919 -^ 

1919 

1919 

1919 

1919 

1919 

1919 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 

1920 



Denver, Colo 

Danville, 111 

Tower Hill, 111 

Atwood, 111 

Decatur, III 

Areola, 111 

St. Louis, Mo 

Bloomington, 111. . . . 

Champaign, 111 

Heunlng, 111 

Virginia, 111 

Stewardson, 111 

Los Angeles, Calif.. 

Roodhouse, 111 

Camargo, 111 

Roodhouse, 111 

Los Angeles, Calif | 

Areola, 111 I 

1921|Auburn, 111 I 

1921 1 Champaign, 111 | 

1921 1 Los Angeles, Calif | 

1921 IBay View, Mich I 

19211 Ridge Farm, 111 | 

1921|Georgetown, 111 | 

1921lTerreHaute, Inil 

1921|Barry, 111 

1922lLeRoy, 111 

19221 Jacksonville. 111. . . . 

1922 1 Tuscola, 111 

1922l.Tackson, Ohio 

1922 1 Athens, 111 

1922 1 Petersburg. HI 

1922 1 Danville, 111 

I 



1905 
1878 
1881 
1864 
1875 
1907 
1870 
1873 
1846 
1867 
1881 
1892 
1862 
1882 
1873 
1864 
1887 
1883 
1858 
1901 
1875 
1885 



1903 
1871 
1891 
1857 
1862 



1895 
1876 
1901 
1855 
1906 
1911 
1870 
1893 
1S91 
1861 
1853 
1860 
1918 
1S.S0 
1884 
1877 
1883 
1856 
1870 
1879 
1879 
1872 
1859 



Cincinnati. 
Illinois. 



Indiana Mission. 
Illinois. 
Wisconsin. 
Illinois. 



England. 
Illinois. 



N'orth Indiana. 
Illinois. 



Illinois. 
German M. 
Illinois. 



N. W. Indiana. 



N. W. Iowa. 
Illinois. 



Kansas City 
Illinois 
W. Iowa. 
Illinois 



Wisconsin. 
Illinois. 



(B) WIDOWS OF DECEASED MEMBERS. 

Addresses. 

(The post offices are in Illinois unless otherwise specified.) 

Adams, Mrs. W. H. H 1837 Greenleaf Ave., Rogers Park. 

Auer, Mrs. Melchoir 704 N. Gilbert St., Danville. 



1922 METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 131 

Balch, Mrs. S. W. 1508 Lafayette St., Mattoon. 

Bardrick, Mrs. David 421 State St., Larned, Kans. 

Bates, Mrs. G. W.. 2208 S. Union Ave., Los Angeles, Caif. 

Batey, Mrs. T. 916 Pine St., Yanltton, S. Dak. 

Best, Mrs. W. D 420 N. Ave. 64, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Bland, Mrs. Ambrose 25 W. Marion Ave., Youngstown, O. 

Blunk, Mrs. A. G 319 S. Pine St., Nowata, Okla. 

Byerly, Mrs. A. C Carlinville. 

Calhoun, Mrs. W. S 460 Almond Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 

Campbell, Mrs. A. M 7016 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 

Carlisle, Mrs. E. J 2821 Burling St., Chicago. 

Carter, Mrs. W. M Mt. Pulaski. 

Caseley, Mrs. C. W Jackson, Ohio. 

Collins, Mrs. H. T 409 W. 3rd St., Joplin, Mo. 

Collins, Mrs. J. 809 Nevada St., Urbana. 

Coombes, Mrs. Joseph Areola. 

Creath, Mrs. U. M West Port, Ind. 

Danley, Mrs. A. M 701 W. Oregon St., Urbana, III. 

Dewell, Mrs. J. N Box 155, Carrollton. 

Drake, Mrs. W. W 319 N. Hamilton St., Lincoln. 

Dunnavan, Mrs. A. M 156 Pacific Ave., Pacific Grove, Cal. 

Dungan, Mrs. G. W 850 S. Main, Jacksonville. 

Edgar, Mrs. J. P Sheldon. 

Ellis, Mrs. J. A 1316 Emerson Ave., Minneapolis, Minn. 

Foxworthy, Mrs. Jos 826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind. 

Garrett, Mrs. T. F 5748 Kimbark Ave., Chicago. 

Gay, Mrs. David ,. . . 721 Broadway St., Quincy. 

Glick, Mrs. Jonathan Georgetown. 

Goldsmith, Mrs. G. B 1007 S. University St., Normal 

GoUogher, Mrs. Elijah Stewardson. 

Grantham, Mrs. W. M Metropolis 

Greer, Mrs. T. W R. P. D. No. 1, Phillipsburg, Mo. 

Heater, Mrs. W. T 362% Langdon St., Toledo, Ohio. 

Helmick, Mrs. J. "W 630 S. Highland St., Chanute, Kan. 

Henry, Mrs. I. B 507 Plaza Sareno Ontario, San Bernardino, 

Calif. 

Hill, Mrs. M. V. B Edinburg. 

HofCer, Mrs. A. H 346 Central Ave., Decatur 

Honnold, Mrs. Robt Camp Point 

Howard, Mrs. W. R Shelby villa 

Huffman, Mrs. P. B Wliitehall 

Hunter, Mrs. A. C Pesotum 

Hyde, Mrs. B. F .147 N. 67th St., Chicago. 

Ives, Mrs. S. B 410 Ben Hur Bldg., Crawf ordsville, Ind. 

Jacobs, Mrs. C. W Casey 

Johnson, Mrs. I. M La Prairie 

Kasiske, Mrs. H. R Wapello, Iowa 

Lacey, Mrs. W. C Green Valley 

Lugg, Mrs. E. H LeRoy. 

Madison, Mrs. J. W Plainville 

Martin, Mrs. J. B Tower Hill 

Martin, Mrs, Joseph B Atwood 

Middleton, Mrs. Sam'l Killeen, Texas. 

Miller, Mrs. H. W Ridge Farm 

Montgomery, Mrs. Jos 1415 Poster Ave., Chicago. 

Moon, Mrs. A. D Terre Haute, Ind. 

Morgan, Mrs. J. E 801 Madison St., Oregon City, Oreg. 

Morris, Mrs. N. S 1004 California St., Urbana 

Murphy, Mrs. Wm 608 W. Green St., Champaign 

McDonald, Mrs. W. H 1011 N. 7th St., Burlington, la. 

McKown, Mrs. C. F Athens. 



132 ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 1922 

McNabb, Mrs. R. L 1043 Chicago Ave., Evanston 

Orr, Mrs. A. T Buffalo 

Osborne, Mrs. R. H Moweaqua. 

Pawson, Mrs. J. B 1421 E. 61st St., Chicago. 

Pearce, Mrs. J. H Camargo. 

Pence, Mrs. J. H Charleston 

Pepping, Mrs. A. E 401 W. Chestnut St., Bloomington. 

Poe, Mrs. W. M Homer 

Pottle, Mrs. Abner Heath, Mont. 

Prickett, Mrs. T. M Wilmington, Calif. 

Randle, Mrs. E. B Harristown. 

Rigg, Mrs. N. M Decatur. 

Roberts, Mrs. W. W Fairmount, Ind. 

Rose, Mrs. Marion Virginia 

Ross, Mrs. S. A 1018 Powers St., Muncie, Ind. 

Schwartz, Mrs. W. H Hoopeston 

Short, Mrs. H. M 1535 Gilpin St., Denver, Colo. 

Sloan, Mrs. Archibald 3216 Altgeld St., Chicago 

Smith, Mrs. Leonard 141 S. 2nd St., Highland Park 

Smith, Mrs. O. H. P 1305 27th St., Milwaukee, Wis. 

Stephens, Mrs. Robt 445 Jackson St., Danville 

Stover, Mrs. A. P Delavan 

Thornburg, Mrs. P. F Martinsville 

Thornton, Mrs. S. W 59 Union St., Newark, O. 

Tobie, Mrs. W. N 920 W. 36th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Trimble, Mrs. D. H 7533 Emelita Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 

Wade, Mrs. J. B 5443 W. 41st Ave., Denver, Colo. 

Wanless, Mrs. E. A 22 Pine Sl., Danville 

Wheat, Mrs. T. J 306 E. Armstrong St., Peoria. 

White, Mrs. Mark 1004 Jefferson St., Quincy. 

Wilder, Mrs. W. H 506 B. Olive St., Bloomington 

Wiley, Mrs. B, D Lloyd Apts., Spokane, Wash. 

Wood, Mrs. Preston, Jr 4642 Lake Park Ave., Chicago. 



1922 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



133 



XII. 

Conference Sessions. 



Place and Time. 



Secretary. 



list. Clair County, 111.. Oct. 23, 1 

2 Charleston, Ind.. Aug. 25, 1S25. 

3 Bloomington, Ind., Sept. 28. 182 
4Mt. Carmel, 111., Sept. 20, 1827. 



Madison, Ind., Oct. 9. 1828. 
Edwardsville, 111., Sept. 18, 182!). 
Vincennes, Ind., Sept. 30, 1830... 
Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 4. 1831... 
Jacksonville. 111.. Sept. 25, 1832.. 
Union Grove. 111., Sept. 25, 1833. 

Mt. Carmel. 111., Oct. 1. 1834 

Springfield, 111., Oct. 1, 1835 

Rushville, 111., Oct. 5, 1836 

Jacksonville, 111.. Sept. 27, 1837.. 
Upper Alton, 111., Sept. 22. 1838. 
Bloomington. 111., Sept. 11, 1S39. 
Springfield, 111.. Sept. 16. 1840... 
Jacksonville. 111., Sept. 15. 1811. 
Winchester, 111., Aug. 17, 1842... 

Quincy, 111.. Sept. 13. 1843 

Nashville, 111.. Sept. 4, 1844 

Springfield. 111., Sept. 17, 1845... 

Paris, Sept. 23, 1846 

Jacksonville. 111.. Sept. 22, 1847. 
Belleville. 111.. Sept. 13, 1848 



26|Quincy, 111., Sept. 19, 1849. 

27 Bloomington, 111., Sept. 18, 1850. 

28 Jacksonville. 111.. Sept. 17, 1S5I.. 

29 Winchester, Oct. 13, 1852 

30 Beardstown, Oct. 12, 1853 

31 Springfield. Oct. 11. 1854 

32 Paris, Oct. 10. 1855 

33 Quincy. Oct. 15. 1856 

34 Decatur. Oct. 1. 1857 

35 Griggsville. Sept. 22, 1858 

36 Danville, Sept. 21, 1859 

37 .Tacksonville, Oct. 10, 1860 

38 Carlinville, Sept. 11. 1861 

39 Bloomington. Oct. 9, 1862 

40 Springfield. Oct. 8. 1863 

41 Danville. Sept. 29. 1864 

42 Decatur, Sept. 20, 1865 

43 Bloomington. Sept. 19, 1866 

44 Champaign, Sept. 18, 1867 

45 Quincy, Sept. 17, 1868 

46 Lincoln. Sept. 22, 1869 

47 Shelbyville. Sept. 21. 1870 

48 Jacksonville, Sept. 20. 1871 

49 Decatur, Sept. 18. 1872 

50 Bloomington, Sept. 24, 1873 

51 Mattoon, Sept. 16. 1874 

52 Springfield, Sept. 29, 1875 

53 Paris. Oct. 4, 1876 

54 Clinton, Oct. 3, 1877 

B5 Jacksonville. Oct. 2, 1878 

56 Jacksonville. Sept. 17, 1879 

B7Darville, Sept. 15. 1880 

58 Pan.t. Sept. 14. 1881 

59 Lincoln, Sept. 26, 1882 

60 Danville, Sept. 19, 1883 

61 Carlinville, Sept. 17, 1884 

62 Rushville, Sept. 17, 1885 

63 Urbana, Sept. 16. 1886 

64 Decatur, Sept. 21, 1887 

65 Springfield. Sept. 19. 1888 

66iQulncy. Sept. 11, 1889 

67|Jacksonville. Sept. 10, 1890 



Robert R. Roberts. 



Roberts and Soule. 
Robert R. Roberts. 



Joshua Soule 

S. H. Thompson, Pres. 

Robert R. Roberts 

Joshua Soule 

P. Cartwright, Pres 

Robert R. Roberts 



Joshua Soule 

Joshua Soule 

Thomas Morris . . . 
Be\'erly Waugh . . . 
Thomas A. Morris. 
Robert R. Roberts. 
John C. Andrew... 
Thomas Morris . . . 



Leonidas L. Hamline. 

Beverly Waugh 

Thomas Morris 

lijdmund S. Janes 

Leonidas L. Hamline. 

Beverly Waugh 

Edward R. Ames 

Levi Scott 

Thos. A. Morris 

Edmund S. Janes 

Matthew Simpson 

Levi Scott 

Thos. A. Morris 

Matthew Simpson 

O. C. Baker 

E. R. Ames 

E. S. Janes 

Levi Scott 

R. R. Ames 

E. S. Janes 

B. R. Ames 

C. Kingsley 

E. S. Janes 

|E. Thompson 

Matthew Simpson 

Levi Scott 

Thos. Bowman 

1 1. W. Wiley 

'r. S. Foster 

E. R. Ames 

T. W, Wiley 

J. T. Peck 

S. M. Merrill 

E. G. Andrews 

Wm. L. Harris 

S. M. Merrill 

H. W. Warren 

J. F. Hurst 

E. G. Andrews 

Wm. X. Nlnde 

R. S. Foster 

Cyrus D. Foss 

Jno. P. Newman 

Wm. X. Nlnde 

S, M. Merrill 



John Scrips 
Calvin W. Ruter 



John Drew 
Steth M. Otwell 
John T. Mitchell 

W. D. R. Trotter 
John T. Mitchell 



John Van Cleve 



John S. Barger 



James Leaton 
W. D. R. Trotter 



W. D. R. Trotter 
.las. E. Wilson 
Vincent Ridgely 

James Leaton 



W. S. Hooper 



M. A. Hewes 



J. B. Wolfe 
J. B. Wolfe 

Chris. Oaleener 



134 



ILLINOIS ANNUAL CONFERENCE 



1922 



Place and Time. 


Bishop. 


Secretary. 


6S 


Bloomlngton Sept 16 1891 


H. W. Warren 


Chris. Galeener. 


69 
70 


Shelbyville, 'Sept. 21, 1892 

Clinton Sent 20 1893 ... 


R. S. Foster 

C H Fowler 


R. G. Hobbs 








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Tuscola. Sept. .:6,' 1906 


Ei. G. Andrews 


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Jno. M. Walden 

Wm X Ninde . . . 


Chas. B.^ Taylor 


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Charlpston Sent 21 1898 


76 
11 


Charleston, Sept. 20-25, 1899 

WnnnoBton CJont IQ-P^i 1 QOO ... 


James Fitzgerald 

Daniel A. Goodsell 

Henry W. Warren 


F. B. Madden 




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Quincy Sept ' 16-21 1903 


C". H. Fowler 

Chas. C. McCabe 


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Farmer City, Sept. 20-25, 1905 

Taylorville. Sept. 19-24, 1906 

Bloomlngton, Sept. 18-20. 1907 

Carrollton Sent 16-21 1908 


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89 
90 


John W. Hamilton 

William F. McDowell 

Joseph F. Berry 

Daniel A. Goodsell 


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Jacksonville, Sept. 14-19, 1910 


A. B. Peck 






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W F McDowell 


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W F McDowell 


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