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to ia;iJ>~J & 

MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C, 
MAY 4 TO MAY 6, 1899. 

ALSO OF THE 

CALLED SESSION 

HELD IN 

ORGAN CHURCH, ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 
REV. GEO. H. COX, Pastor, 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6th, 1890. 



LUTHERAN PUBLICATION BOARD, 

Elbert H. Aull, Supt., 

NEWBERRY, SOUTH CAROLINA. 

1899. 



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AND RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH 
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Or Prof. H. T. J. Ludwig, Secretary. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C. 
MAY 4 TO MAY 6, 1899. 



LUTHERAN PUBLICATION BOARD, 
Elbert H. Aull, Supt.. 

ne\vbe:<ry, south Carolina. 

1899. 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR 1899-1900. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President— Rev. C. A. ROSE Zeb, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. C. B. MILLER Concord, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. L. E. BUSBY Salisbury, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. JAS. D. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
OFFICERS OF SYNOD and Mr. C. M. BROWN. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Rev. W. A. EUTZ, President. 
Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. E STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KEUEPPELBERG, Esq. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 

Rev. Prof. M. G. G. SCHERER Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 

Fifty Years in the Ministry. 

Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



THE FLOWKS COtlE<" 
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SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

Revs. Geo. H. COX and J. Q. WERTZ. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, Rev. V. R. STICKLEY, 

Rev. J. Q. WERTZ, Rev. G. H. COX, 

Rev. B. S. BROWN, Rev. W. B. ONEY. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
Rev. V. Y. BOOZER, Pkin. Rev. G. A. RISER, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 
Rev. W. B. Onky, Pkin. Rev. E. W. LESLIE, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICENCE, OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 

Rev. H. N. MILLER, Ph. D., Prin. Rev. P. J. WADE, ALT. 



ORDINATION SERMON. 
Rev. M. G. G. SCHERER. 



3R14.39 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 



The Ninety-Seventh Annual Convention of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of North Carolina will be held in Albemarle 
Church, Rev. P. L,. Miller, pastor, Albemarle, N. C, begin- 
ning on Thursday before the first Sunday in May, 1899, at 
10 o'clock A. M. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EYANGELICAL LUTHERAN SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C, 
BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 4, 1899. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in St. John's Evangelical Lu- 
theran Church, Salisbury, N. C, Rev. L. E. Busby, pastor, 
on Thursday, 10 A. M., May 4, 1899. Divine service was 
conducted by Rev. W. A. Lutz. By special request, Rev. 
G. D. Bernheim, I). D. , preached the opening sermon, after 
which the preparatory services were held and the Holy Com- 
munion administered by the President, assisted by Vice-Presi- 
dent, Rev. C. B. Miller. 

The concluding service was the presentation of a massive, 
gold-headed cane to Rev. Dr. Bernheim as a token of the love 
of his clerical brethren for his fifty years of devoted, faithful, 
and efficient service in the Lutheran ministry, and his sincere, 
gentle, and spotless Christian character. The presentation 
speech was made in touching and appropriate terms by Presi- 
dent Rose, and was responded to most feelingly by Dr. 
Bernheim. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Thursday, May 4, 2 P. M. 
Synod was formally opened, and proceeded to business. 
The roll of ministers was called, and the list of delegates- 



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6 MINUTES OF 

elect made upon presentation of their credentials to the com- 
mittee, Revs. Geo. H. Cox and J. Q. Wertz. The roll is as 
follows : 

ROLL OF SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 

Names. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. ... 1S49 Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., (a. e.) . 1S52 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. W. H. Cone, ( a. e. ) 1858 New Market, Va. 

Rev. M. Wolf, [a.e.) i860 Ridgeway, N. C. 

Rev. George F. Schaeffer, (a. e. ) . . 1861 Monroe, Ga. 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman, [a. e. ) . . . 1865 .... Barium Springs, N. C. 

Rev. W. R. Ketchie 1S68 Kappa, N. C. 

Rev. R. L. Brown 1868 Woodside, N. C. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D 1869 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. E. P. Parker 1871 Gibsonville, N. C. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox 1872 Organ Church, N. C. 

Rev. H. M. Brown 1873 Brick Church, N. C. 

Rev. V. R. Sticklev 1875 Enochville, N. C. 

Rev. J. A. Linn .' 1877 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. W. A. Lutz 1877 Winston, N. C. 

Rev. B. S. Brown 1878 Russell, N. C. 

Rev. L. E. Busbv 187S Salisbury, N. C. 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker 1880 .... Barium Springs, N. C. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz 18S1 China Grove, N. C. 

Rev. C. A. Rose 1881 Zeb, N. C. 

Rev. W. B. Ouev 1S81 Concord, N. C. 

Rev. M. G. G. Scherer 18S3 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D 1883 .... . Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. C. L. T. Fisher 1S84 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler 1886 Manning, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. King 18S7 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. Miller 1887 Concord, N. C. 

Rev. C. A. Brown 1S89 Salisbury, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. C. Fisher, (a. c.) . . - . 1890 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. P. J. Wade 1891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

Rev. S. D. Steffev 1892 Concord, N. C. 

Rev. R. L. Bame' 1893 Rural Hall, N. C. 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer 1894 Burlington, N. C. 

Rev. H. W. Teffcoat 1894 Bear Poplar, N. C. 

Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D 1894 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. P. L. Miller 189s Albemarle, N. C. 

Rev. C. Brown Cox 189S Asheville, N. C. 

Rev. G. A. Riser 1898 Gold Hill, N. C. 

Rev. E. W. Leslie 189S Craven, N. C. 

a. e. — Absent and excused. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

LAY. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorate. 

A. S. Heilig Salisbur}-, N. C St. John's. 

Geo. E. Ritchie Govern, N. C St. John's (Cabarrus). 

H. A. Graeber China Grove, N. C •[ p^ezer. 

H. A. Holshouser Eli, N. C Immanuel. 

| Low's. 

Wm.Kime Pleasant Lodge, N. C ] ^land! 

I St. Paul's. 
Nathan Brown . . .Woodside, N. C. j S ana . 



C. M. Poole, M. D Craven, N. C 

C. P. Walter Sunny Side, N. 



(St. Peters. 
1 St. Matthew's. 
(St. Enoch's. 
I Trinity. 



Walter Cook Mt. Pleasant. N. C. 



Geo. W. Dry Dry's Mills, N. C {mLoL^™' 9 " 

f Grace. 

Capt. A. Jacob Fisher Salisbury, N. C - Salem. 

(Lebanon. 

'i- t r. „ nti-„ f>™, tit r- ( Lutheran Chapel. 

r.t-Ross China Grove, N. C | st. Mark's. 

I Holy Trinity. 
| Bethel.f 
| Albemarle. 

S. C. Ketchie Salisbury, N.C - Christ's. 

I Mt. Zion (Richfield i 

W.A. Lentz Zeb, N.C . . { %££**■ 

j St. Michael's. 
L. W. Kimball Troutman's. N. C - St. Pauls. 

( Amity. 
L. C. Chrisman Burlington, N. C Macedonia. 

C. T. Wagoner Greensboro, N.C Peace. 

T. L. Miller Concord, N.C St. James'. 

F. W. Theiling Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's. 

H. L. Vollers Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's. 

f St. Andrew's. 

Joseph A. Walton Concord, N.C - Centre Grove. 

( Mt. Hermon 

I). J. Goodman Cleveland, N. C St. Luke's. 

Concordia.!: 

D. A. Swink Winston, N. C Augiburg. 

F,dmund G. Lipe Concord, N. C Cold Water, i 

A. H. Peninger Reimer, N. C Prosperity, (a) 

I Reformation, (bj 

F. S. Shoaf Tyro Shops, N.C - St. Luke's. 

I Pilgrim. 

{St. Matthew's. 

(St. Luke's. 

I Bethany. 

-. Nazareth. 

(Shiloh. 

Asheville, N. C St. Paul's. 

Mt. Carmel (d) 

Luther's, (f) 

Hopewell, (e) 

/St. Matthew's, (c) 
' 1 Providence, (c) 

^Supplied bv Rev. J. A. Linn. 
JSupplied by Rev. IL W. Jeffcoat. 
^Supplied by Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. 

(a) Supplied by Rev. R. L. Brown. 

(b) Supplied by Rev. P. J. Wade. 

(c) Supplied by Rev. B. S. Brown till July 31. 1899. 
{A) Supplied by — 

te) Supplied by Rev. R. L. Bame. 
cf) Supplied by— 



S MINUTES OF 

The President read his annual report, which was referred to 
committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Brethren: Iu the name of the Lord, Greeting! Grace be unto 
3 r ou, and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! 

The Synodical year has been completed, and I submit to you the 
following report: 

I. DEATH. 

It pains me to record the fact that death has invaded our clerical ranks 
and has taken from our midst that meek, faithful, and efficient servant of 
God, Rev. W. Kimball. 

I recommend that a committee be appointed to prepare and present 
suitable resolutions on his death for Synod's action. 

II. INSTALLATIONS. 

June 19, 189S, Rev. Dr. A. G. Voigt was installed pastor of St. Paul's 
Church, Wilmington; Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., and Rev. K. Boldt, 
officiating. 

July 10, 1898, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. , was installed pastor of St. 
Mark's Church, Charlotte, by Revs. W. A. Lutz and C. B. King. 

July 22, 1898, Rev. G. A. Riser was installed pastor of St. Stephen's 
charge by the officers of Southern Conference. 

III. RESIGNATIONS. 

May 10, 189S, Rev. H. A. McCullough resigned the St. Andrew's mis- 
sion pastorate to take effect the middle of July, 189S. 

August 21, 1898, Rev. W. B. Ouey resigned the St. Peter's charge to 
take effect September 1, 1898. 

December 1, 1S98, Rev. B. S. Brown resigned the Iredell charge to take 
effect March 1, 1S99. 

IV. CALLS ACCEPTED. 

June 23, 1898, Rev. P. L. Miller wrote me that he had accepted the 
Albemarle mission pastorate and would begin his work July 19, 1S98. 

July 11, 1S9S, Rev. P. J. Wade accepted a call to the Davidson charge 
to take effect September, 1S9S. 

August 24, 1898, Rev. W. B. Oney accepted a call to the St. Andrew's 
mission pastorate, and stated that he would begin work there October i, 
1S98. 

October 1, 1898, Rev. J. A. Linn wrote me he had accepted a call to 
the Mt. Pleasant charge, and had entered upon his work. 

November 30, 189S, Rev. E. W. Leslie informed me he had accepted a 
call from the St. Peter's charge, and would begin his work January 1, 
1899. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. O, 

• V. CORNER STONE LAYING. 

On September 17, 1898, assisted by the pastor and Rev. R. L. Brown, I 
laid the corner stone of Christiana Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

VI. DEDICATIONS. 

October 30, 1S98, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Churcb, Rev. R. L. 
Brown, pastor, was dedicated. Rev. H. M. Brown preached the sermon. 

January 1, 1899, Christiana Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rev. C. A. 
Brown, pastor, was dedicated. Rev. L. E. Busby preached the sermon. 

VII. LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 

May iS, 1898, I granted a letter of dismission to Rev. C. L. Miller to 
the Tennessee Synod. 

June 17, 1S98, Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., sent me his transfer from the 
South Carolina Syuod to this body. 

June 30, 189S, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. , forwarded me his transfer 
from the South Carolina Synod to this Synod. 

July 22, 1S9S, Rev. P. L. Miller sent me his letter of dismission from 
the Ohio S}'nod to this body. 

August 11, 1898, I furnished Rev. H. A. McCullough a letter of trans- 
fer to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina. 

September 15, 1898, Rev. P. J. Wade forwarded me his letter of transfer 
from the South West Virginia Synod to this body. 

November 1, 1898, Rev. J. A. Linn sent me his letter of dismission 
from the District Synod of Ohio to the North Carolina Synod. 

January 19, 1899, I gave Rev. P. H. E. Derrick a letter of honorable 
dismission to the South Carolina Synod. 

April 8, 1S99, Rev. E. W. Leslie gave me his letter of transfer from 
the South West Virginia Synod to the North Carolina S}'nod. 

VIII. NAMES ENROLLED. 

I have ordered the names of Revs. A. G. Voigt, D. D., R. C. Holland, 
D. D., and P. J. Wade to be placed on our clerical roll as members of 
Synod; and have referred the credentials of Revs. J. A. Linn, P. L. 
Miller, and E. W. Leslie to the Examining Committee. 

IX. SPECIAL SESSION OF SYNOD. 

According to previous appointment, Synod convened in Organ Church, 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox, pastor, on Wednesday before Second Sunday in July, 
1898. Rev. C. Brown Cox, after being properly examined, was ordained 
to the gospel ministry by the officers of Synod. Rev. M. G. G. Scherer 
preached the ordination sermon. 

X. VACANCIES. 

The Iredell charge has beeu vacant since March 1, I899, but we learn 
that steps are being taken to call a pastor at once. 



IO MINUTES OF 

XI. MISSIONS. • 

The Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society and the Chil- 
dren's Societies are aiding us greatly and grandly in doing the Master's 
work. Would to God that all our congregations were blessed with these 
societies! 

XII. CONFERENCES. 

The President of the Southern Conference, Rev. C. A. Brown, reports 
that said conference held two meetings during the year. At the last 
meeting held at China Grove, N. C, a petition was presented by the 
Lutherans living in and near the village of Faith, N. C, asking Con- 
ference to send a minister to organize a congregation there. This request 
was granted, and Rev. R. L. Brown appointed to this work, and on 
March 26, 1899, an organization was effected with 14 members, and the 
congregation named Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

The President of the Conference was at the same meeting requested 
to supply with preaching our people living at Chestnut Hill, Salisbury, 
N. C. This duty was performed, and he reports 65 Lutherans living at 
that place. Synod should give its immediate attention to this point. 

This Conference also reports St. James, Mt. Hermon, Cold Water, and 
St. Mark's, Charlotte, as not being represented in Conference during the 
last Couferential year. 

The President of the Northern Conference reports two meetings held, 
which were fairly well attended, and also the President, Rev. H. A. 
Trexler, presents to Synod the following memorial: 

Resolved, That Conference memorialize Synod, that as there had been 
no Conference organized North of the Yadkin river as was recommended 
by Synod, and as that part of Synod lying in said territory is without 
couferential connection, therefore it is deemed advisable that Synod re- 
district the Synod so as to form three Conferences to be composed of 
churches as contiguous to one another as possible. 

We recommend these reports for Synod's consideration and action. 

XIII. OUR INSTITUTIONS OF LEARNING. 

Our institutions of learning and their interests will be brought before 
the Synod by the respective Boards. 

As education is an essential factor in our church life, therefore, we 
urge the most earnest consideration of our educational interests. 
XIV. REMARKS. 

In conclusion, I desire to say that there are many evidences of con- 
tinued prosperity in the work of our grand old Synod. 

Two new churches were dedicated during the year, others have been 
repaired, and others still are undergoing repairs. 

We have heard no complaint from our pastors about the want of sup- 
port from the people whom the}- serve. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. II 

Further, it is a source of encouragement to know that all our churches 
were supplied with the means of grace during the past Synodical year. 

And now I turn over to you the trust committed to my hands, thank- 
ing you, one and all, for your co-operation and kindness during my 
term of office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. ROSE. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The following were re-elected officers for the ensuing year: 

President — Rev. C. A. Rose. 

Vice-President— -Rev ■. C. B. Miller. 

Secretary — Rev. E. E. Busby. 

Trcaszirer — Mr. J. D. Heilig. 
The officers were formally installed by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
The following Standing Committees were appointed: 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. On President' s Report — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., 
C. B. King, H. W. Jeffcoat, Messrs. G. E. Ritchie, H. A. 
Graeber. 

2. On State of the Church— -Revs. R. C. Holland, D. D., 

A. G. Voigt, D. D., P. J. Wade, Messrs. H. A. Holshouser, 
E. S. Shoaf. 

3. Church Institutions and Education — Revs. C. B. Miller, 
W. B. Oney, S. D. Steffey, Messrs. W. Kime, Nathan Brown. 

/. On Report of Executive Committee — Revs. W. A. Eutz, 
G. A. Riser, H. M. Brown, R. E. Bame, Messrs. C. M. Poole, 
M. D., C. L,. Walter, Geo. W. Dry. 

5. On Minutes and Unfinished Business — Revs. J. Q. Wertz, 

B. S. Brown, H. N. Miller, Ph. D., R. E. Brown, Capt. J. A. 
Fisher, Messrs. T. E. Ross, Walter Cook. 

6. On Petitions and Excuses of Absentees — Revs. Geo. H. 
Cox, V. Y. Boozer, C. E. T. Fisher, Messrs. S. C. Ketchie, 
W. A. Eentz. 

7. On Vacancies — Revs. H. A. Trexler, M. G. G. Scherer, 
W. R. Ketchie, Messrs. L. W. Kimball, E. C. Chrisman, J. E. 
Miller. 



I 2 MINUTES OF 

<$. On Finance — Messrs. H. C. Vollers, D. A. Swink, Dr. 
C. M. Poole. 

p. On Appropriations — Revs. C. A. Brown, M. G. G. 
Scherer, T. H. Strohecker, Messrs. F. W. Theiliug, J. A. 
Walton, D. J. Goodman. 

m. On Apportionments — Revs. V. R. Stickley, H. M. 
Brown, E. P. Parker, Messrs. A. S. Heilig, A. H. Peninger. 

//. On Pastoral Districts — Revs. S. D. Steffey, B. S. Brown, 
H. W. Jefrcoat, Messrs. Geo. K. Ritchie, W. A. Eentz. 

Revs. J. Rumple, D. D., and John Wakefield, of the Pres- 
byterian Church, were invited within the bar of Synod, and 
Revs. Prof. J. A. Morehead, J. A. Linn, E. W. Eeslie, and 
P. L. Miller were received as advisor} 7 membe.s. Messrs. 
J. L. Morgan, V. C. Ridenhour, and W. P. Houseal were in- 
vited within the bar of Synod. 

The Treasurer read his annual report, which was referred to 
Committee on Finance. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

James D. Heilig, Treasurer, /;/ Account with the North Carolina 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church : 

Home Missions. 

1898. Dr. 

April 28 — Cash in bank $ 250 86 

May 2 Am't Finance Committee, Burlington, N. C. 314 84 

Collection at Burlington, N. C 9 38 

June 13 Rev. G. H. Cox, Organ Church 1 58 

Sept. 26 " " " 1 75 

Rev. G. H. Cox, Ebenezer 2 90 

Dec. 8 Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas. W. H. & F. M. S. 233 17 

15 Rev. G. H. Cox, Organ Church S 59 

Rev. G. H. Cox, Ebenezer 8 44 

1S99. 

Feb. iS Rev. B. S. Brown, on note 250 00 

Mar. 27 Rev. G. H. Cox, Organ Church 3 28 

April 6 Rev. R. C. Holland, St. Mark's . . . . • 10 00 

17 Rev. B. S. Brown, int. on note 41 88 — $1136 67 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 1 3 

1898. CR. 

May 2 — By voucher Rev. V. Y. Boozer $ 150 00 

6 " Rev. W. Kimball 75 00 

7 " Rev. H. A.Trexler 17 00 

June 8 " Rev. R. L. Bame 33 00 

13 " Rev. H. A. McCullough . . . 100 00 

Sept. 22 " Rev. H. A. McCullough ... 50 00 

Oct. 17 " Rev. P. L. Miller 45 00 

Nov. 22 " Rev. V. Y. Boozer 75 00 

Dec. 3 " Rev. W B. Oney 45 00 

j 899. 

Feb. 22 " Rev. P. L. Miller 45 00 

Mar. 3 " Rev. P. J. Wade 25 00 

30 -i Rev. W. B. Oney 45 00 

April 8 Am't loaned O. S. Gallimore ( Patterson 

legacy ) 250 00 

May 3 Atn't in bank to balance 181 67 — $1136 67 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

189S. Dr. 

April 28 — Cash in bank . $ 361 10 

Ma)' 2 Finance Committee, Burlington, N. C. . . 1S5 44 

Oct. 29 W. h. Kimball, note 250 00 

Iuterest on same 6 75 

Dec. 2 Holy Trinity 6 34 

1S99. 

Feb. 18 Rev. B. S. Brown, payment on note . . . 250 00 

Mar. 27 Rev. O. H. Cox, Organ Church 8 73 

" " Ebenezer Church .... 4 27 

April 17 Rev. B. S. Brown, int. on note 41 87 — #1114 50 

1898. Cr. 
April 29— By Check to J. F. Cooper, Treas $ 546 54 

1899. 
April 8 By am't loaned O vS. Gallimore (Patterson 

legacy ) 500 00 

May 3 By am't in bank to balance 67 96 — ^r 1 14 50 

SYNODICAL FUND. 

1898. Dr. 

April 28 — Cash in bank $ 179 72 

May 2 Finance Committee, Burlington, N. C. . . 565 09 

Aug. 14 A. W. Winecoff, Treas. St. John's, Salisbury 2095 

Oct. }7 " " " "■ 20 80 



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1899. 

April 5 

6 

16 

27 

1S98. 
May 2- 



Rev. C. A. Brown, Union 

Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland, St. Mark's . . . 
A. W. Winecoff, Treas. St. John's, Salisbury 

Rev. G. H Cox, Organ Church 

" " Ebenezer 



June 



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July 25 



Aug. 
Oct. 



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Dec. 22 

1899. 

Jan. 2 

11 

Feb. 22 

April 16 



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Cr. 

-By am't due bill H. M. Browu jl 

Receipt St. James', Concord, cr. on note . 
Rev. W. A. Lutz, expenses Greensboro . . 
Rev. C. B. King, " . . 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz, expenses Gibsonville . . 
Dr. M. L. Stevens, int. on note, 5-6, '9S . . 
Rev. L. E. Busby, stationery ...... 

Rev. Dr. H. X. Miller, expense Gibsonville 

and printing 

Rev. L. E. Busby, services 

Rev. L. E. Busby, stamps and expressage . 

Paid Henkel & Co., Minutes 

Paid C. H. Duls, Treas 

Paid Capt. Jonas Cook 

Paid expenses Orphans to Salem, Va . . . 

Paid Rev. V. R. Stickler, Gibsonville . . 

Paid Concord Times, printing 

Paid Treas. Board Church Extension . . . 

Paid Rev. L. E. Busby, stamps, stationery, 
and printing 

Paid J. D. Heilig, ex. Gibsonville, and pos- 
tage stamps 

Am't in bank to balance 

Benefleiapy Education. 



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15 


92 




1 43— 


6 


00 


65 


00 


1 


10 


9 


00 


3 


00 


61 


52 


5 


00 


7 


60 


15 


00 


1 


02 


117 


46 


20 


00 


65 


42 


4 


70 


4 


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1 


25 


363 


75 



4 00 



24 



387 36 



129 30- -I 887 36 



April 28 - Cash collection, Burlington .... 
May 2 Cash Finance Committee, Burlington 

21 Rev. J. O. Wertz, for W. W. Kennerlv 
July 11 Rev. G. H. Cox, Organ Church . . 
" " Ebenezer Church . 

1899 
April 6 Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland, St. Mark's 
Amount overdrawn 



7 4i 




3° 92 




2 80 




3 77 




4 87 




5 00 




49 68- 


-$ 204 45 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. I 



1898. CR. 

April 27 — By ain't due bank # 43 45 

May 2 Receipt G. H. Cox, for W. W. Kennerly . 2 79 

23 Paid W. W. Kennerly 25 00 

Oct. 17 Paid V. C. Ridenhour . 33 50 

Nov. 7 " " . . 16 50 

Dec. 8 Paid W. W. Kennerly 25 00 

1899. 

Feb. 7 Paid J. L. Morgan 20 00 

Mar. 30 " " 20 00 

Paid W. W. Kennerly 18 21— $ 204 45 

Orphan Fund. 

189S. Dr. 

April 28 -Cash in bank $ 57 14 

30 Collection, Burlington 16 17 

May 2 Finance Committee, Burlington 62 57 

23 A. W. Winecoff, Treas. St. John's, Salisbury .16 00 

Dec. 2 Holy Trinity 3 42 

5 Albemarle, Rev. P. L. Miller 5 85 

Mt Zion, " 213 

Christ's, " 1 79 

14 St. Luke's, Rev. Jeffcoat 6 03 

Concordia, " 3 68 

15 St. John's, Salisbury, Rev. L. E. Busby . . 12 So-f 1S7 58 

1898. Cr. 

April 30 — By check, Paul S. Davis, Treas $ 16 17 

June 29 " " .... 135 71 

Oec. 15 " " " 35 7o-| 187 58 

Church Extension. 

189S. Dr. 

May 2— To am't Finance Committee, Burlington . $ 63 00 

1899. 

April 6 To am't Dr. R. C. Holland, St. Mark's . . 5 00—$ 68 00 

1898. Cr. 

June 1 — By check Dr. M. L. Stevens $ 63 00 

By am't in bank to balance 5 00—$ 68 00 



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Professors' Salary. 

1898. Dr. 

April 2S — Cash in bank ■ ■ $ 9 70 

May 2 Finance Committee, Burlington 4 75 

Sept. 26 Rev. G. H. Cox, Ebenezer 3 17 

Organ 7 15 

April 6 Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland, St. Mark's ... 10 00—$ 34 77 

N. C. College Fund. 

1898. Dr. 
April 28 — Cash in bank $ 2 00 — $ 2 00 

Home Missions United Synod. 

1S98. Dr. 

April 28— Cash in bank $ 23 55 

Maj- 2 Finance Committee, Burlington 9 09 — $ 32 64 

1898. Cr. 

April 29 — By check J. E. Cooper, Treas $ 32 64— $ 32 64 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAS. D. HEILIG. 

The report of Executive Committee was received and re- 
ferred. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 



The Executive Committee would respectfully present its synoptical 
report: 

The first meeting was held in Salisbury, May 6, 189S, all the members 
being present: 

An organization was effected with Rev. C. A. Rose, President; Rev. 
C. B. Miller, Vice-President; Rev. L. E. Busby, Secretary; Mr. J. D. 
Heilig, Treasurer; and Mr. C. M. Brown. 

An appropriation of $50 each was made to Messrs. V. C. Ridenhour, 
J. L. Morgan, and W. W. Kennerley. The services of Rev. W. Kimball 
were secured for the Albemarle charge, consisting of Christ's Church, 
Spencer, and the Albemarle Church, and that the sum of #75 be appro- 
priated for work in the former church. 

An effort was made to secure Mr. W. W. J. Ritchie for the Davidson 
charge, but having accepted work elsewhere he did not accept our call. 

At the second meeting, June 10, Reformation Church was placed in 
the Davidson charge, and $50 appropriated to supplement the pastor's 
salary for the present year. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. I 7 

St. Matthew's and Providence Churches of the Davie Mission were 
placed under the pastoral attention of Rev. B. S. Brown with one sermon 
at each church per month. For this service the Executive Committee 
appropriated $50 per year. His services began July 1. 

By request made to Southern Conference Mt. Zion was placed under 
the care of the Executive Committee. By action, Christ's Church, Mt. 
Zion and Albemarle were constituted a charge with the following 
amounts pledged by each respectively: 

Christ's Church $ 75 

Mt. Zion 100 

Albemarle 150 

Total I 325 

Appropriated by Executive Committee 175 

Total for the full year of t velve months $ 500 

Rev. P. L-. Miller was called to this field on the above salary on condi- 
tion that each church shall have at least two services per month. Rev. 
Miller accepted this call, and entered upon the work July 17. 

Rev. R. L. Bame's work in the Forsyth Mission was reviewed and his 
quarterly reports filed. Also reports of Rev. V. Y. Boozer. Both these 
brethren have done and are doing commendable service. 

Reports of the class standing of our beneficiary students at North 
Carolina College were received, examined, and filed. 

The Secretary was ordered to procure stationer}', etc., for the use of 
the Executive Committee. 

At the meeting of June 27 St. Andrew's, Mt. Hermon, and Centre 
Grove Churches were constituted a pastorate, and the Southern Confer- 
ence asked to endorse this action. At a subsequent meeting held July 
25, these churches agreed to pay as follows: 

St. Andrew's $ 140 

Mt. Hermon no 

Centre Grove 175 

Total $ 425 

Appropriation by Executive Committee 175 

Total for the entire twelve months . . . $ 600 

Rev. W. B. Oney was called to this held, and began work first Sunday 
in October. 

At a meeting held at Christ's Church last summer the officers of that 
congregation were asked to accept the suggestion of moving their con- 
gregation to Spencer, disposing of their church property and applying 



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the proceeds towards a modern styled house of worship in Spencer. The 
officers readily accepted the suggestion, and the Executive Committee 
selected an eligible site for the new church on the south side of the 
railroad, known as Southern City, on lots donated by Mr. I. N. Earn- 
hardt. The congregation is securing subscriptions for the new church. 

At a meeting held September 27th it was announced by the President 
that Rev. P. J. Wade had accepted the Davidson charge, to which he had 
been called by this Committee, and that $50 be appropriated to supple- 
ment his salary for the year. Rev. Wade began work on 2nd Sunday in 
September. 

$20 were appropriated to defray expenses of delegates to the Philadel- 
phia Diet; this amount being our pro rata share. 

The expenses for printed matter, stamps, etc , used by this Committee 
during the year amount to $ 10.02. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. We recommend the continuance of the work in our mission fields 
as arranged by this Committee with the amounts above stipulated. 

2. We recommend that an appropriation of $100 each be made to 
Messrs. V. C. Rideuhour and J. L. Morgan to enable them to attend our 
Southern Lutheran Seminary next session. Also to Mr. W. W. Kenner- 
ley $50 to continue his studies at college. 

RECAPITULATION. 

For convenience the following table of appropriations is made: 

Appropriated. Paid. 

To Mr. V. C. Ridenhour (beneficiary) $ 50 00 | 50 co 

" J. L. Morgan (") 5° °° 40 00 

" W. W. Kennerley (") 50 0O 5° 00 

" W. W. Kennerley, balance from last year . . iS 21 iS 21 
Rev. P. J. Wade, Davidson charge, ending Septem- 
ber 11, 1S99 50 00 25 00 

" B. S. Brown, supply, ending July 1, 1S99 . . 5000 

" P. D. Miller, endiugjnly 17, 1S99 175 00 9000 

" R. L. Bame, ending May 1, 1S99 50 00 

" V. Y. Boozer, ending May 1, 1S99 200 00 75 00 

" L. E. Busby, Secretary for services 15 00 15 00 

" W. B. Oney, ending October 1, 1899 .... 175 00 90 00 

Delegates to Diet at Philadelphia ..... 20 00 20 00 

Executive Committee, for stationery, etc ... 10 02 10 02 

SUMMARY. 

Total amount appropriated I913 2 3 

Total amount paid out 483 2 3 

Balance due on appropriations $43° °° 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 1 9 

REMARKS. 

i. The Executive Committee congratulates itself upon having been 
able to arrange for regular services forever} 7 congregation in our bounds — 
the first time this has been done in several years. 

2. By the re-arrangement of churches into pastorates, we have been 
able to economize in our appropriations. 

3. The utmost harmony has marked our proceedings during the entire 
year, and all actions proposed by the Executive Committee have been 
carried out in good faith and with good results. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. ROSE, Chairman. 
L- E. BUSBY, Secretary. 

The Secretary's report was received and adopted. 
REPORT OF SECRETARY. 

The contract for last year's Minutes had been given to Henkel & Co. 
for $1.67 per page for 2,000 copies. By action of Synod, 500 additional 
copies were ordered, which cost 30 cents per page, making $1.97 per page 
for 2,500 copies. The Minutes made 66 pages, which, with cost of trans- 
portation, stamps, etc., (see statement herewith) amounted to $142.07. 
The Minutes were proportionately distributed. 

The printing of the present Minutes has been awarded to the Southern 
Eutheran Publication Board, at a cost of $1.30 per page for 2,000 copies, 
or $ 1.45 per page for $2,500 copies. 

The former number will amply meet all the demands of the congrega- 
tions; hence, it is recommended that only 2,000 copies be printed, there- 
by saving from £'25 to $35 on the contract of last year. 

The contract requires the Minutes to be out inside of 30 days. 

Respectful 1}- submitted, 

L. E. BUSBY. 

The following resolution was received and discussed: 

Resolved, That the reading of reports on State of the Church be omit- 
ted this year in order to use the time thus consumed in consideration of 
important business of Synod. 

Pending the discussion, Synod adjourned. Prayer by Rev. 
W. R. Ketchie. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Friday, May 5, 1899, 9 A. M. 
Synod opened with song, and prayer by Rev. Prof. J. A. 
Morehead. Roll was called. 



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Rev. Dr. Thos. H. L,aw, Field Agent of the American Bible 
Society, was invited into the bar of Synod, and on motion, n 
•o'clock was fixed as the hour for an address from him. 

Revs. L. K. Probst, P. D. Risinger, B. W. Cronk, and 
'C. A. Marks were received as advisory members; and Mr. 
E. H. Aull, and Rev. Dr. J. H. Weaver, of the M. E. Church, 
South, were invited within the bar of Synod. 

The resolution pending at yesterday's session was lost. 

The report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Col- 
lege was received and referred. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA 

COLLEGE. 

To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: 

Dear Brethren: In tny report of the Board of Trustees, I will say 
that the attendance at the College has been about as last year. The pro- 
gress of the students has been satisfactory in all the departments of 
stud}'. 

A meeting of the Board of Trustees was called on March 8, 1S99. 
There not being the number present desired, the Board adjourned to 
meet on April 12, 1899. 

On the latter date there was a full meeting, and the condition of the 
College was duly considered. A committee was appointed to memorial- 
ize Synod at its coming session in behalf of her institution. 

The time has come when Synod must determine as to the perpetuation 
of the College, or whether its doors must be closed. I believe that if the 
iuterests of the College were earnestly presented to the Church, her peo- 
ple would rally to the support of her institution. 

Please pardon me for making a suggestion that I think is feasible and 
fair, to wit: Assess the membership of the Synod per member, say one 
dollar per year, for ten years; and let the Board grant free tuition to one 
student from each congregation for same length of time. At the end 
of said time the College would be endowed, be out of debt, and at least 
one hundred young men educated in the Church. These young men 
would be a power in the Church and State, and pray tell me who would 
be the losers by the plan? 

Hoping Synod will give the College the consideration due her institu- 
tion, I will close this report. 

Dr. Poole has tendered his resignation as a member of the Board of 

Trustees. 

Yours fraternally, 

H. C. MCALLISTER, 

C/i a irm an of Board. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

The report of Board of Trustees of Mont Amcetia Seminary 
was received and referred. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MONT AMCENA 
FEMALE SEMINARY FOR THE YEAR ENDING MAY 4, 1899. 

With grateful recognition of the Sleepless Eye that has watched over 
us, and the Loving Hand that has led us, during the year just now clos- 
ing, we hereby present to Synod the annual report of the Board of Trus- 
tees of 4VIont Amcena Female Seminary. 

The internal affairs of the institution are in a highly satisfactory con- 
dition. 

The Faculty is eminently competent, approved, and faithful. Each 
and every member has performed the incumbent duties conscientiously 
and satisfactorily to all concerned, and there is perfect harmony reigning 
throughout the Institution. 

It is our sad duty to report the death of one member of the Faculty, 
Miss Lily Belle Summers, who sweetly fell on sleep February 14, 1899. 
She was assistant music teacher, deeply devoted to her work, conscien- 
tious and painstaking with all of her pupils, and notwithstanding many 
premonitions, remained at her post of duty until her nerves were so pros- 
trated that she died shortly after arriving at her home in Georgia. Her 
sudden death was a shock to the Institution, and an almost irrepa- 
rable loss. Since her removal Miss Rose Miller has been filling the posi- 
tion to the satisfaction of all. 

The religious status of the Seminary is most excellent. Besides the 
daily chapel services, there are regular classes for Bible study, a Wo- 
man's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, and a Sunday School at- 
tended by all the boarding pupils, all of which are exerting telling influ- 
ences for good that will eventually be seen and felt in the congregations 
from which the pupils come. 

The health of the Institution has been excellent during the year; no 
serious sickness having occurred, except in the case of Miss Summers, as 
already referred to. Too much credit cannot be given to Dr. Miller for 
his watchful care of the health of the pupils. 

The discipline of the Institution is better and better each year, and is 
such as to command the approval of all its patrons. 

The Board and Faculty have been and are still using ever}* effort to in- 
crease the comfort and convenience of the pupils. The old main-build- 
ing has been recovered; and an addition to the Seminary, called the an- 
nex, containing six dormitories and five music rooms, has been built. 
This is heated by the latest steam process. The modern water service 
has been introduced throughout the whole Institution, and an electrical 
clock has been placed, which automatically announces the entire pro- 



22 MINUTES OF 

gramme for the day, so that the pupils are now reaping the advantages 
of man)- modern appliances never enjoyed here before. 

It will be remembered that Synod authorized the canvass of our con- 
gregations to raise means to carry on some of these improvements. Upon 
mature consideration, it was deemed wisest and best not to make a per- 
sonal canvass, but to make appeal through epistolary correspondence. 
This resulted in the collection of $178.98, or about 37 per cent, of the 
actual expenditures. 

The total enrolment for this year is one hundred and one, an increase 
of 4^s per cent, over that of last year. Of these, more than one-Half are 
boarding pupils, and represent five States, two general bodies, five dis- 
trict synods, and nineteen congregations of our own Synod. Besides 
these there are numbers from other denominations. 

The prospects are more encouraging than ever before, and should be 
a matter for devout thankfulness to the whole Church and S}'uod. 

Respectfull}- submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
President Board of Trustees. 

Organ Church, N. C, April 29, 1S99. 

A supplementary report was read by Rev. Dr. H. N. Miller. 
The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the United Synod be requested to prepare a blank 
parochial report for the uniform use of the district synods in the United 
Synod; and, also, that the Supplementary Parochial Table be discon- 
tinued. 

Revs. Dr. A. G. Voigt, Geo. H. Cox, and H. N. Miller, 
Ph. D., were appointed the committee. 
The following was adopted: 

We, the officers of Ministeriurn, recommend the enrolment of Revs. 
J. A. Linn, E. W. Leslie, and P. L- Miller as clerical members of Synod. 

C. A. ROSE, President. 
C. B. MILLER, Vice-President. 
L. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 

The report of the Board of Directors of the Theological 
Seminar}- was received, maturely discussed, and adopted. 

REPORT ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The Theological Seminary of the United Synod, located at Mt. Pleas- 
ant, Charleston, S. C, has been iu regular aud full operation during the 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 

current session, under the presidency of Rev. Prof. J. A. Morehead. Prof. 
Morehead has been assisted in the teaching by Rev. Karl Boldt, Rev. 
J. A. B. Scherer, Ph. D., Rev. John W. Horiue, and Prof. Francis 
Muench, Ph. D. 

There are now six students in attendance, representing five synods, as 
follows: North Carolina Synod, one ( Mr. Ritchie); the South Carolina 
Synod, two; Tennessee Synod, one; Southwest Virginia Synod, one; and 
the Holston Synod, one. These students represent three colleges — 
North Caroliua, Newberry, and Roanoke. Their classification in the 
Seminary course is: Senior, one; Middle, one; Junior, four. 

We are informed by the President that there is good prospect of six 
new students entering at the opening of the next session. 

The students have had beneficiary aid during this session to the extent 
of six hundred dollars, of which three hundred came from the South 
Carolina Synod, and the residue from particular churches and individual 
friends of the cause. 

The Seminary property, representing in value at least $ 12,000, is being 
further improved and adapted to its present use by the agency of a local 
committee and the friendliness of the churches of Charleston. A dona- 
tion of one thousand dollars by Mr. J. H. C. Claussen, of Charleston, is 
worthy of mention, as indicating the favorable regard which the Semi- 
nary is gaining in its new location. 

The resignation, so much regretted, of Dr. Voigt, brought the Semi- 
nary to a crisis, which necessitated decisive action on the part of the 
United Synod, and its new location and present management and teach- 
ing force is the outcome of such action. The cloud has been lifted, and 
our sorrow has been greatly alleviated by the acknowledged and emi- 
nent fitness of our new President for the great work to which he was 
called by the unanimous vote of the Board of Directors. It seems un- 
mistakably manifest that the Divine Guidance which marked the course 
of this Institution in the past is still graciously vouchsafed to it in the 
present, and the increasing interest of our Southern Church is a prophe- 
cy of greater results in the years to come. 

The three Charleston pastors and Prof. Muench have been rendering 
valuable services, and have been doing so gratuitously, even at some ex- 
pense to themselves. It is more thau probable that their future services 
will suggest to the Board of Directors the eminent propriety of tendering 
to each of these good brethren an amount equivalent, at least, to the rea- 
sonable expenses incurred. 

The lack of prompt and systematic action on the part of several synods 
in forwarding their quota on Seminary expenses, has caused a large 
deficit. Twelve hundred dollars and a suitable house is scarcely an ade- 
quate salary, even when promptly paid. Our Syncd has as yet paid 
nothing. Having assumed our quota, and having distinct!}- advocated 



24 MINUTES OF 

the continuance of the Seminar}-, this Synod will feel necessarily called 
upon to recognize her obligation to meet this United Synod's claim. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 
JAS. D. HEIUG. 

Rev. Prof. Morehead addressed the Synod in the interests of 
the Seminary. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That this Synod reaffirms its interest in the Theological 
Seminary of the United Synod, and its willingness to co-operate in its 
support, and that $300 be appropriated to this purpose for the session of 
1899-1900, and that if this amount is not received from the congregations, 
the remainder be paid from the Syuodical Treasury. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That a special committee be immediately appointed, whose 
duty it shall be to audit all the Parochial Reports and compile, and read 
the compilation before Synod some time before adjournment. 

Committee: Revs. A. G. Voigt, D. D., Geo. H. Cox, and 
H. N. Miller, Ph. D. 

Rev. Dr. Law addressed the Convention, and the following 
was adopted: 

Resolved, That we have heard with great pleasure and profit the very 
strong and forceful address of Rev. Thos. H. Law, D. D., of Spartanburg, 
S. C, on the work of Bible Societies. We do hereby reaffirm our faithful 
and active support of the great work of the American Bible Society in 
supplying the Bible to every home — this Book which was unchained by 
the immortal Luther. 

The rules of order were suspended to consider the following- 
report: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS AND 

EDUCATION. 

No feature of the work of the Church of Christ is more important than 
the Christian school. The Evangelical Lutheran Church has ever stood 
for learning, and through her schools has wielded a mighty influence 
upou the world's thought. In this age of advancement along all other 
lines, that man who bears the name of "Lutheran", and who, in the 
light of his own inheritance, trifles with Christian education, is tramp- 
ling upon his birth-right. Therefore, the Synod of North Carolina 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 25 

should always enter upon the consideration of the interests of her schools 
with a profound sense of their vital importance. 

MT. AMCENA SEMINARY. 

We note with special pleasure the great success that attended the work 
of this School during the last year. The enrolment of students for the 
session was 101, being \% per cent, increase over last year. 

The enterprising and aggressive work done in this School in enhancing 
its facilities, &c, has resulted in giving to North Carolina Synod great 
opportunities for female education, and at a cost so small as to give this 
Institution a place of sincere regard among our people. No petitions 
came to us from this School this year. It asks, and should receive, how- 
ever, the continued sympathy and co-operation of all our people. 

ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 

This finely equipped Institution within our bounds is, and deserves to 
be, a source of great satisfaction and of just pride. 

The enterprise and liberality that have given this School to the Church 
should receive our hearty commendation. 

No reports from this Institution have thus far come into our hands. 

THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE UNITED SYNOD, SOUTH. 

1. It is with special gratitude and encouragement we can call attention 
to the fact that this School of the Prophets has been permanently estab- 
lished in a home of its own in Mt. Pleasant, S. C, suburb of the city of 
Charleston; and that, as its head, has been secured the services of our be- 
loved brother, Rev. J. A. Morehead, who, with the able assistance of the 
local talent of Charleston, afford the Institution a strong and ample 
teaching force. 

2. The present outlook for the development of the Theological Semi- 
nary of the United Synod justifies the expectation that it will soon realize 
increasing and permanent efficiency. But to this end, there should be 
accorded the Institution hearty and full co-operation by this body, in 
common with the other district synods. 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

No more important matter can engage the attention of Synod at this 
time, than the interests of this School. Certainly this School is a funda- 
mental and vital factor in the life of our Synod. 

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees most earnestly urges that "the 
time has come when Synod must determine as to the perpetuation of this 
Institution". To bring this matter properly and fully to the attention 
of Synod, the Board of Trustees have made overtures to Synod through 
a committee specially appointed at their meeting of April 12, 1899; and 



26 MINUTES OF 

the}- ask that Synod set apart a certain time for the full and earnest con- 
sideration of this matter. 

We therefore recommend that 2 o'clock P. M. to-day (Friday) be 
set apart for the hearing and consideration of the report from this spe- 
cial committee from the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER. 

W. B. ONEY. 

S. D. STEFFEY. 

WM. KIME. 

NATHAN BROWN. 

The report was received and considered by items, after 
which it was adopted as a whole. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. L,. K. Probst. 



AFTERNOON SESSION 



Friday, May 5, 1899, 2 P. M. 

Synod opened with prayer bj T Rev. P. J. Wade. 

The report of the Special Committee on Report of Board of 
Trustees of North Carolina College was received and referred 
to a committee, with instructions to print the same in the 
Minutes. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON REPORT OF BOARD 
OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: 

At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, held 
on April 12, 1S99, for the purpose of advising with regard to the interests 
of the College, we, the undersigned members of the said Board of Trus- 
tees, were appointed a committee to prepare and present to this Synod a 
report of the condition of the College, with explicit instructions as to the 
several points to be embodied in our report. We speak, therefore, in the 
name and on the behalf of the Board of Trustees of the College. 

It is felt by the Board, who has carefully studied the status and needs 
of the College, that, if the Synod desires to perpetuate the Institution, 
the time has come when decisive and energetic action must be taken to 
put it on a more hopeful foundation. It is also felt by the Board that 
the Institution does not enjoy the heartv sympathy and support of the 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 27 

entire Church, and that without the full, free, and united co-operation of 
all, both pastors and people, their efforts to advauce the work of college 
education cannot succeed. It was thought necessary, therefore, that the 
Synod should be made fully acquainted with the condition of the Insti- 
tution, and that the wish of this body as to the continuance of the work 
committed to the Board of Trustees of the College be definitely ascer- 
tained. 

1. The College owes, in notes due various parties, most of which is se- 
cured by mortgage on the College, $2,363.63; in accounts, $474. 76; on 
salaries due professors June 1, 1896, and still unpaid, $541.57; on salaries 
due professors for sessions 1 896^97, i897-'9S, $284.66; making a total of 
$3,664.62, with a prospective deficit of about $400 on account of profes- 
sors' salaries for the present session . 

Of the endowment nearly one-third, or $4,502.98, has been collected 
and is bearing interest. There is also in the hands of the Treasurer 
$287.78, willed to the College b}' Mrs. Catharine Kestler, which also 
bears interest; in all, making a cash endowment of $4,790.76. This, to- 
gether with the uncollected endowment bonds that are regularly paying 
interest, constitutes the productive fund of the College. 

The revenue from all soiirces has hitherto been insufficient, by several 
hundred dollars, to meet the necessary expenses of the Institution. This 
condition must be remedied in some way, or sooner or later the doors of 
the College must be closed, and the work of higher Christian education 
abandoned by the North Carolina Synod. 

The Board asks Synod for an appropriation of eight hundred dollars to 
meet the present pressing indebtedness of the Institution. 

2. Another fact which weighs heavily upon the Board is the sniallness 
of the patronage which the College receives from the churches of the 
North Carolina Synod. With over 7,000 communicant members, the 
S} T nod furnishes from thirty to fifty students annually to her own Institu- 
tion for the advanced education of young men. This includes local 
patronage. Having so small an endowment, and charging a low rate of 
tuition, it is impossible for the College, with such a limited patronage, 
to keep out of debt. At present the only hope of putting the Institution 
on a paying basis seems to lie with the churches. There needs a general 
awaking on the subject of higher education, a deep and strong convic- 
tion of the value and necessity of the College for the future vitality and 
growth of the Church, and an intensifying of the loyalty of our people 
to their own Institution. These are matters that should engage the 
earnest attention of Synod. They should be considered in a calm and 
resolute manner, inasmuch as they are vital to the welfare of the 
Church. 

We ask, therefore, in behalf of the Board, that Synod set apart a time 
for the consideration of the whole College question; and that this body 



28 . MINUTES OF 

give a deliverance of its opinion as to the necessity of maintaining the 
College, and as to the best means of accomplishing that end. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. G. G. SCHERER. 

CHAS. B. MILLER. 

V. R. STICKLEY. 

H. C. MCALLISTER. 

JONAS COOK. 

This report was placed in the hands of a committee to report. 

Committee: Revs. W. A. L,utz, G. D. Bernheim, D. D.. 
C. B. Miller, M. G. G. Scherer, R. C. Holland, D. D., and 
Messrs. Geo. E. Ritchie, Jacob Fisher, Dr. C. M. Poole, and 
Wm. Kime. 

The report of Board of Church Extension was read, with 
Treasurer's Report, and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

This Board has had but one meeting since the rendering of the report 
to last Synod. 

The happy action of Synod in regard to the overdue loans, led the 
Board to make every prudent effort to collect the notes overdue. The 
Board authorized the President to offer St. Matthew's, Wilmington, N. C, 
the dropping or donation of all accrued interest on their notes, if the 
principal was paid by April ist, 1899. The offer was accepted by the pas- 
tor and the congregation, and the last note was paid February 22, 1899. 
The Board, through the President, made the same offer to Bethany con- 
gregation, Stokes County, through the pastor, and they, too, have paid 
the face of the note in full. 

The President called the attention of the Treasurer of Synod to the ac- 
tion of Synod authorizing him to pay certain moneys into this treasury. 
This resulted in his pa}dng our Treasurer $363.75. 

We have had but one application for a loan this year, and declined 
that, for the reason that we did not have a sufficient sum on hand at the 
time. 

Feeling sure that our actions will have the hearty approval of Synod, 
we are ready now to offer to congregations the loan of moderate sums, 
upon their application, as per direction of Synod, 1892, (see page 45-46). 
All churches wishing to borrow from this Board, will write the Secretary 
for blank form of application, and apply in regular form, when all appli- 
cations will receive careful attention. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 29 

Praying the members of Synod to assist us in placing these funds 
safelj T , and praying love to own and bless this arm of the Synod, we are, 

Respectfully, your Board, 

W. A. LUTZ, President. 

C. B. KING, Secretary. 

M. Iv. STEVENS, Treasurer. 

JONAS COOK. 

H. A. KLUEPPELBERG. 

Report of Treasurer of Board of Church Extension. 

M. L,. Stevens, Treasurer, In account with Board of Church Exten- 
sion : 

1898. Dr. 

To amount in treasury as reported at Burlington, 

April, 189S $ 65 31 

Jan. 1 — To cash from Treasury of Synod 63 00 

April 14 To cash from Bethany (Stokes Co.), on note 12 90 

June 1 To interest on notes of officers of Synod I 55 52 

Aug. 1 r To cash in full of note of St. Matthew's (Wilmington,) 

1894, interest cancelled 100 oo 

To cash in full of note of St. Matthew's, 1S95, interest 

cancelled ico 00 

1S99. 
Jan. 31 To cash in full of note of St. Matthew's, 1S93, interest 

cancelled 50 go 

Feb. 22 To cash on Synod's note 6 00 

To cash in full on Synod's note of $109.45 108 52 

To cash on Synod's note of $451.93 255 24 

23 To cash in full of note of St. Matthew's, 1896, interest 

cancelled 100 00 

April 2S To cash in full of note of Bethany (Stokes Co ), 1S94, 

interest cancelled 62 10 

Mar. 23 To interest on deposit at 4 per cent, for 6 mos., in Con- 
cord National Bank, on $402.74 S 05 . 

May 24 To interest on deposit for $513,75 for three mos, in 

Concord National Bank 5 14 



$991 78 
1898. Cr. 

Sept. 23 -By deposit at 4 per cent, for 6 months in Con- 
cord National Bank $402 74 



30 . MINUTES OF 

1899. 
Feb. 24 By deposit at 4 per cent, for 3 mouths in Con- 
cord National Bank 513 75 

To cash on hand 62 10 

By interest on deposit for $402. 74 for 6 mo's S 05 

By interest on deposit for $513.75 for 3 mo's 5 14 — $991 7S 

ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

1S99. 

May 4 — Cash in treasury $99 r 78 

June 1 Note on St. Mark's, China Grove 200 00 

Interest due on same to June, 1, 1899 ........ 24 00 

Feb. 22 Balance due on note of officers of Synod 217 73 

Interest due on same to June 1, 1S99 3 98 

Note on officers of Synod, due May, 1S97 ...... 364 00 

Interest due on same 21 S4 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. lv. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Per M. B. SticklEy. 

Reports on State of Religion were read and referred. 

Rev. D. P. Tate, of the M. E. Church, South, was invited 
into the bar of Synod. 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer and L,. C. Chrisman were excused. 

J. A. Davidson was received as delegate from Macedonia 
Church in place of E- C. Chrisman, excused. 

The report of Committee on Report of Executive Committee 
was received, considered by items, and adopted as a whole. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE'S 

REPORT. 

We, vour Committee, would submit the following: 

We find that the Executive Committee has exercised ver}' great care 
over the entire territory embraced in Synod, seeing that every congrega- 
tion has beeu supplied with the Means of Grace. They have shown this 
care also in wisely encouraging the pastors in the weakest pastorates by 
judiciouslv supplementing their salaries. They have aided beneficiary 
students to the ful) limit of their funds for this purpose. 

We recommend: 

1st. The hearty endorsement of all their work for Synod. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 3 1 

2nd. The approval of their recommendations, (a) As to the mission 
fields, (b) As to the beneficiaries of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. A. LUTZ. 
G. A. RISER. 
H. M. BROWN. 
R. L. BAME. 
C. M. POOLE. 
L. W. WALTER. 
G. W. DRY. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. A. I^utz. 



THIRD SESSION. 

Saturday, May 6, 1899, 9 A. M. 

Synod opened with divine service, prayer by Rev. V. R. 

Stickley. 

Roll-call and reading of minutes were omitted. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be not required to pa}- back to the Syn- 
odical Treasury from the Beneficiary Fund the amount which was used 
last year to supply the deficit of the same, and that the Executive Com- 
mittee of Synod pro rate and call upon the pastorates for what may be 
needed to carry out Synod's instructions as to our beneficiaries. 

The Committee on Finance reported, and report adopted. 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the following: 
Examined the Treasurer's Report, with vouchers, and find the same 
correct. 

Attached is itemized statement of receipts from congregations, also 
have Treasurer's receipt for amount paid over as follows: 

Cash |ii-l8 13 

Credit on note St. James' 65 co 

Treasurer's receipts for amounts previously collected — 

Organ and Ebenezer 78 85 

St. Mark's, Charlotte 40 00 

St. John's, Salisbury 72 20 

St. Luke's 971 

Holy Trinity and Bethel 9 76 

Christiana and Union 40 00 

Total $1463 65 

H. L. VOLLERS. 

C. M. POOLE. 

D. A. SWINK. 



32 



MINUTES OF 



ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



PASTORS. 



J. A. Linn. . 
wTa. Lutz. 
A. G. Voigt . 



D. Bernheim. 
F. Schaeffer. . 
Y. Boozer 



CHURCHES. 



( Holy Trinity. 

\ Bethel 

Augsburg 

St. Paul's 

St. Matthew's 
St. Luke's 



P. J. Wade 



( Macedonia 
\ Peace 

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H. W. Jeffcoat. 
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R. C. Holland . 



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NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 33 

The Committee on the Report of the Special Committee 
of Trustees of North Carolina College reported, and on mo- 
tion, the report was considered by items. 

Pending the lengthy discussion of item i,the further dis- 
cussion was postponed. (Substitute was later adopted; hence 
the report does not appear. — Sec.) 

Rev. L. K. Probst, Secretary of the United Synod's Mission 
Board, addressed the Synod. 

The resolutions (see page 38 of Minutes of last year) were 
re -adopted, with the appended resolution: 

Whereas, The Board of Missions of the United Synod has been 
authorized to apportion and raise annually among the District Synods 
the sum of $4,500 for Foreign Missions and $8,ooo for Home Missons, 

Resolved, 1. That this Synod recommend to our churches that they 
endeavor to pay their proportionate part of these amounts, with the 
understanding that the amounts paid by the Women's Home and For- 
eign Missionary Societies to the Board can be counted in the payment of 
their appropriation. 

Resolved, 2. That one Sunday of each quarter be designated by all 
Sunday Schools as Missionary Sunday, and that on that Sunday the 
children be especially addressed on the subject of Missions, and offer- 
ings be taken for this object. 

We recommend that our pastors be requested to urge this matter upon 
the Sunday Schools. 

Resolved, 3. That the churches be urged to set apart two Sundays of 
each year — Whitsunday and the second Sunday in November or some 
other suitable day — for receiving missionary offerings, and that the Board 
furnish special envelopes for this purpose. 

Resolved, /. That the amounts expected and asked from each congre- 
gation be printed in the separate columns already prepared in the 
Minutes. 

The Committee on Compiling Statistics made the following 
report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON COMPILING STATISTICS. 

Members. 
Churches. 1899. 189S. 

t Organ Church 352 347 

2 Ebenezer 117 118 

3 St. Matthew's 304 308 



34 MINUTES OF 

4 fit. Peter's 232 22S 

5 Lutheran Chapel 19S 200 

6 St. Mark's, China Grove 149 T32 

7 Centre Grove 100 

8 St. Andrew's 96 C84 

9 Mt. Hermon 71 58 

10 Bethany (Stokes County") 23 23 

1 1 Nazareth 96 95 

12 Shiloh . 42 39 

13 Hopewell 9 10 

14 Bethany (Davidson County) 25 

15 Cold Water 46 50 

16 St. John's (Cabarrus County) 296 294 

17 Holy Trinity 14S 134 

18 New Bethel - 136 114 

19 St. Mark's (Charlotte) . 175 175 

20 St. Matthew's (Wilmington) 42 42 

21 St. Luke's (New Berne) 14 13 

22 St. Matthew's (Davie) 43 45 

23 Providence (Davie) '. . 32 32 

24 Macedonia 99 96- 

25 Peace 60 77 

26 Union 267 256 

27 Christiaua 131 131 

28 St. Paul's (Rowan County ) 250 247 

29 Bethel 125 120 

30 St. Paul's (Wilmington) 338 339 

31 Low's 221 220 

32 Richland 57 49 

33 St. Paul's (Alamance) Si 81 

34 Zion [%) 36 35 

35 Albemarle 32 25 

36 Mt. Zion 54 40 

37 Christ's 40 40 

38 St. Enoch 301 285 

39 Trinity 80 74 

40 Immanuel 41 39 

41 Prosperity 64 61 

42 St. Luke's 74 75 

43 Concordia • • • 144 154 

44 St. Stephen's 151 

45 Mt. Olive 152 

46 St. Luke's (Davidson) 169 

47 Pilgrim 63 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 35 

48 Reformation 16 

49 St. John's (Salisbury) 352 345 

50 A sheville 38 39 

51 St. James' (Concord) 250 247 

52 St Michael's 212 

53 St. Paul's (Iredell) 35 

54 Amity 35 

55 Grace 179 155 

56 Salem 130 130 

57 Lebanon 30 28 

58 Mt. Carmel 12 2S 

59 Luther's 58 

60 Augsburg 10S 95 

Membership reported 68S2 

Five churches not reported, according to report of 189S . 465 

Approximate present membership 7347 

By resolution, the Secretary was ordered to insert the spe- 
cial days in the Synodical Calendar. 

The Committee on Parochial Reports reported, and report 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PAROCHIAL REPORTS. 

Your Committee beg leave to submit the following report: 
We have received parochial reports from 55 congregations. Compari- 
son of these with the table in last year's Minutes brought to light some 
errors, both in this year's statistics of membership and in last year's 
statistics. We have endeavored to have all the errors corrected in this 
year's returns of membership. 

The summary of the figures at our command is this: 

Membership reported from 55 congregations 6SS2 

Membership of 5 churches not reported this year, reported in 1S9S . 34S 



Total membership (approximately) 



230 



/•ss 



Membership reported J 898, 6 congregations not reporting 6392 

Difference S3S 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. G. VOIGT. 
GEO. H. COX. 
HENDERSON X. MILLER- 



36 MINUTES OF 

Rev. B. W. Cronk, Superintendent of the Lutheran Orphan 
Home, addressed the Synod in the interest of that Institution. 
The President made the following nominations: 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES, &C. 

/. To Nominate Executive Committee — Rev. C. I,. T. Fisher 
and Mr. C. P. Walter. 

2. To Nominate Speakers for Next Session — Revs. M. G. G. 
Seherer and W. A. Lutz. 

3. To Nominate Trustees for Church Institutions — Revs. 
M. G. G. Seherer and S. D. Steffey, and G. E. Ritchie, Esq. 

The President appointed the following: 

1. On Ordination Sermon — Rev. M. G. G. Seherer, Prin- 
cipal, and Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher, Alternate. 

2. Archivarius — Rev. M. G. G. Seherer. 

j. Examining Committee — Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. O. Wertz, 
B. S. Brown, V. R. Stiekley, G. H. Cox, and W. B. Oney. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That we discontinue the custom of electing delegates to sis- 
ter synods in the United Synod. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That Rev. Stiekley be excused from attendance upon this 
afternoon session for the purpose of attending to Synod's work. 

The following resolution was adopted: 

ICesolz'ed, That in case Mr. T. C. Parker will accept work in our 
Synod, that the officers of Synod, with the Examining Committee, call 
an extra session of this Synod to ordain him. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. Dr. H. N. Miller. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



Saturday, 2 P. M., May 6, 1899. 

Synod opened with prayer by Rev. E. W. Leslie. 

Rev. Mr. Su:oot, of the M. E. Church, South, was invited 
within the bar of Synod. 

Report of Committee on President's Report was received, 
considered by items, and adopted. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 3/ 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Your Committee on the President's Report begs leave to submit the 
following: 

ist. That in compliance with the President's recommendation we sug- 
gest that Revs. V. R. Stickley, Geo. H. Cox, and R. L. Brown be a com- 
mittee to prepare a memoir and draft suitable resolutions on the death 
of Rev. W. Kimball for the action of Synod and to be inserted in the 
Minutes. 

2nd. We notice that nine letters of transfer have been given to and re- 
ceived by the President during the past year, and we would humbly ask 
does not that manifest too frequent changes of pastors for the welfare of 
our congregations? And should not ministers, before making these 
changes of their fields of labor, consult the wishes of their congrega- 
tions? 

3rd. We further recommend the arrangiug of Synod once mor° into 
two conferences, as heretofore, to be known as the Northern and the 
Southern conferences, "to be composed of churches as contiguous to one 
another as possible". 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHKIM. 
C. B. KING. 
H. W. JEFFCOAT. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 
H. T. GRAEBER. 

The report pending at close of yesterday's session on North 
Carolina College was taken up. 

As a substitute, the following was offered: 

Whereas, The work of North Carolina College is a necessity for the 
highest welfare and efficiency of our Church in North Carolina, and, 

Whereas, The College, in its histor)', has repeatedly presented dis- 
couraging reports to Synod of its condition, and, 

Whereas, The conviction is extensive that the location of the College 
is now unsuitable, and, 

Whereas, This conviction is a disadvantage to the College; therefore, 
be it 

Resolved, ist. That a committee of three ministers and two laymen be 
appointed to solicit bids for a different location of the College. 

2d. That this committee be instructed to report at the next annual 
meeting of Synod, or at a called session if necessary. 

3d. That, for the present synodical year, Synod obligate itself to pay 
six per cent, interest on eight hundred dollars ($Soo.oo) of the indebted- 
ness of the Institution. 



3S MINUTES OF 

4th. That the Board of Trustees be instructed to have the exercises of 
the College continued. 

The report was considered by items. 

Item 1. — Adopted by rising vote of 35 to 4. 

Item 2. — Adopted. 

Item 3. — Adopted. 

Adopted as a whole. 

The following was presented and considered by items: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS AND ABSENTEES. 

We, 3-our Committee on Petitions and Absentees, have had the follow- 
ing documents placed in our hands, concerning which we recommend 
as follows: 

No. 1 is a petition from Macedonia Church, at Burlington, asking for 
■continued aid in the support of their pastor, to the amount of $200. We 
recommend that the petition be granted, and the Appropriating Com- 
mittee be instructed to make the necessary appropriation. 

No. 2 is a petition from Peace Evangelical Lutheran congregation, 
Guilford County, N. C, asking to be received into full connection with 
Synod. They submit a copy of the constitution of the congregation, 
which we find to be in full accord with the constitution, rules, and regula- 
tions of Synod. We therefore recommend that Peace Evangelical Lu- 
theran congregation be received into full connection with Synod, and 
that its fully accredited delegate, Mr. C. T. Wagoner, be entered upon 
the roll of Sj-uod. They also petition that, if received into Synod, they 
may be connected in pastorate with the Burlington Mission. We recom- 
mend that the petition be granted, and that the pastorate be known as 
the Burlington Pastorate. 

No. 3 is a letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, asking to be excused for 
non-attendance at this Convention of Synod, assigning as reasons, dis- 
tance, expenses, and precarious condition of health. He encloses in his 
letter $5 for the Synod's Treasury. We recommend that the brother be 
excused. 

No. 4 is a letter from Rev. W. H. Cone, New Market, Va., in which he 
asks to be excused for non-attendance at this Convention of Synod, 
assigning very feeble health as an excuse, and also enclosing $5 for the 
Synodical Treasury. We recommend that he be excused. 

No. 5 is a letter from Anna R. Mahoon, Superintendent S. S. Depart- 
ment of the W. C. T. U., Pittsburg, Pa., asking that this Synod set apart 
the 4th Sunday in November as Annual Temperance Day. We rec- 
ommend the matter be referred to the consideration of the individual 
pastors. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 39 

Nos. 6 and 7 are petitions from Freiden's Evangelical Lutheran con- 
gregation, Guilford County, N. C, referring to matters of the past not 
necessary to mention here. We recommend that the action of Synod at 
its last convention (found in Minutes of 1898, page 42,) be here and now 
reaffirmed, and that the congregation be respectfully referred to the 
same. 

No. S is a letter from Rev. B. \V. Crouk, Superintendent of Lutheran 
Orphan Home, at Salem, Va., containing a report of the condition of the 
same. We recommend that the letter be read in open Synod and be 
published in our Minutes, and that we reaffirm our interests in the Home 
and pledge our continued support. 

No. 9 is a letter from Rev. Dr. Bowman, extending greetings to this 
Synod, and on accouut of ill health asking to be excused for non-attend- 
ance. We recommend that he be excused. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX. 
W. A. LUTZ. 
S. C. KETCHIE. 
V. V. BOOZER. 

Adopted as a whole. 

Under Item 9 the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby expresses its kind regard and Chris- 
tian sympathy for our beloved brother, Dr. Bowman, in his affliction, and 
its sincere regrets at his necessary absence, and the earnest hope that he 
may yet be permitted in the providence of God to meet with us again in 
sy nodical convention. 

The following is the report by Rev. B. W. Cronk of our 
Orphan Home, Salem, Va.: 

REPORT OF ORPHAN HOME. 

Dear Brethren: It gives me pleasure to say that the Heme has 
been signally blessed during another year. It also gives me pleasure to 
note that the support from your Synod during the last twelve mouths 
has been, in goods and money, many times more than it was during the 
twelve months preceding. 

Twenty-seven children have been cared for during the last twelve 
months. Six of these are from the North Carolina Synod. Two more 
will be sent from your Synod in a few days or weeks. Applications have 
been made for several more, some of whom may be received. 

The children have been blessed with remarkably good health. For all 
this we are very grateful. 



40 MINUTES OF 

To teach the children to work forms no small part of their training. All 
of the housekeeping, cooking, mending, plain garment-making, ironing, 
wood hauling and cutting, garden and field work, is done by the chil- 
dren. 

I feel constrained to call again your attention to the indebtedness on 
the Home. Five hundred more dollars will free the property and en- 
able us to broaden our sphere of usefulness. Congregations and indi- 
viduals are taking shares of $25 and $50 each. 

Thanking }'ou in the name of the Home for what you have done for 
the Home, and praj-ing a continuance of the same, I beg to remain, 

Yours fraternally, 

B. W. CRONK. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That we have heard with great pleasure the address of Rev. 
B. W. Cronk on the orphan work of our Church, and we hereby renew 
our pledge of loyalty to the Orphan Home. 

Resolved, That we urge our congregations to contribute liberally to 
this cause. 

Resolved, That the Report of the Orphan Board, presented by Rev. 
Cronk, Superintendent of the Home, be printed in our Minutes. 

Resolved, That we heartily approve of the establishment of a school in 
the Home for the education of the orphans. 

The Committee on Revised Constitution reported. 
REVISION OF SYNOD'S CONSTITUTION. 

Your Committee appointed to examine and report upon any needed 
revision of the Constitution beg leave to submit the following report: 

Chapter 2, Section 1, Item 3, Page 5. — Change "lay delegates of the 
Synod" to lay delegates present. 

Chaper 2, Section 3, Item 1, Page 6. — Change "delegate from each 
pastorate" to delegate from each congregation. 

Chapter 2, Section 3, Item 6, Page 7. — Change "at its first regular 
meeting after the annual convention of Synod" to at its last regular 
meeting before the annual meeting, &c. 

Chapter 3, Item i, Page 8. — Insert Statististical Secretary between 
Secretary and Treasurer. Change "opening of the annual," &c, to 
closing session of annual meetings, &c. Change "only delegates" to- 
only ministers. 

Make the following Section 4, of Chapter 3, Page ir, and number the 
next accordingly. 

IV. Of the Statistical Secretary. — The Statistical Secretary shall be 
charged with the keeping of all statistical reports and accounts of Synod. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 4 1 

During the annual convention of Synod, at as early an hour as possible, 
he shall have placed in his hands all statistical reports, examine and 
correct the same if ueceesary, and present an aggregate report of the 
same, which report, when adopted by Synod, shall be printed in the 
Minutes. 

Chapter 3, Section 3, Item 7, Page n. — Add: The Secretary shall be 
paid the sum of $25 annually as remuneration for services rendered. 

Chapter 4, Item 1, Page 12. — Strikeout as amended May 5, 1891, all 
after "decided by Synod". 

Chapter 4, Item 6, Page 13. — Add: But no one shall be eligible to the 
position of delegate to the General Body nor to any other ecclesiastical 
body except he be a member of Synod at the time of his election. 

Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 1, Page 13. — Amend so as to read "there 
shall be an Executive Committee of the Synod, consisting of the officers 
of Synod and the Presidents of the Conferences." 

Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 2, Page 13. — Change "three members shall 
constitute a quorum" to five members shall, &c. Add: The President 
of Synod shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Executive Committee. 

Chapter 5, Section 2, Item 3, Page 15. — Strike out all after "also to 
confer with" and insert "and examine credentials and qualifications of 
all ministers whose application for admission into this Body may be re- 
ferred to it (as per Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 7,) and report the result to 
the Ministerium during the annual convention of Synod." 

Chapter 6, Item 2, Page 15. — Change as amended May 5, 1891: "And 
six may be from other denominations." 

Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 4, Page 16. — Strike out all of Item 4 and 
number the rest accordingly. 

Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 7, Page 17. — Between "furnish" and "satis- 
factory evidence" insert "the President with". And after "unblemished 
Christian character", add his letter of honorable dismission from the 
Synod to which he last belonged shall be accepted as such evidence; and 
if entirely satisfactory to the President, he shall receive such minister as 
a member of Synod and cause his name to be enrolled, after having ex- 
amined and subscribed to the Constitution. But if not entirely satisfac- 
tory, or if there are any doubts in the President's mind as to either 
orthodoxy, regularit}', character, &c, &c, then the President shall place 
the letter into the hands of the Examining Committee to be acted upon 
as provided for in Chapter 5, Section 2, Items 3 and 4, Page 15. 

Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 8, Page 17.— Superfluous, covered by Item 1 
of this chapter. Strike out and number others accordingly. 

Chapter 7, Section 2, Item 1, Page 18. — "May become" instead ofmany 
become. 

Chapters, Item 7, Page 20. — Strike out all after "Regularly received 
into Synod." 



42 MINUTES OF 

Chapter 9, Item 1, Page 21. — Change so as to read, "It shall be the duty 
of the council of each and every congregation belonging to this synod to 
elect a delegate to represent it in the meetings of Synod and Conference. 

Chapter 9, Item 2, Page 21. — Strike out "Pastorates or'' after "rep- 
resent." 

Chapter io, Section 3, Item 4, Page 25. — "Only after Conference has 
been unable," instead of "able." 

Chapter 10, Section 3, Item 8, Page 26. — Strike out paragraph begin- 
ning with "if accusation", etc. Order of proceedure already arranged. 

Chapter n, Item 1, Page 2S. —Strike out all after "perform this duty'.' 

Chapter 11, Item 4, Page 28. — Congregations instead of charges. 

Chapter n, Item 12, Page 29. — Strike out Committee No. 7. See action 
of Synod, Minutes 1S90, Page 45. 

Chapter 11, Item 17, Page 29. — Statistical Secretary instead of Sec- 
retary. 

Chapter n, Item 27, Page 30. — Strike out, already provided for. See 
Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 1, Page 13. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 16, Page 40. — Add: But no beneficiary shall receive aid before he 
has entered the junior 3'ear in college. And no aid shall be given any 
beneficiary unless he take his literary course at North Carolina College 
and his theological course at our Southern Seminary. (See standing res- 
olution No. 23, Minutes 1S9S.) And all beneficiaries receiving aid from 
this S) r nod must be ordained by this Synod. 

No. iS, Page 40. — Add: And when so received it shall be his duty to 
attend the annual meeting of Synod. 

Standing Resolution, Minutes of 1S9S. — 

Make No. 12 By-Law 21. 

" 20 u 22 

21 " 23. 

3 & 4 2 4- 

Add No. 15 to " 7. 

Standing Resolutions in Constitution. — Strike out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, S, 
9, 13, 15, 16, 17. 

For Standing Resolutions. — Let the following remain in force: In 
Constitution Nos. 10, ir, 12, 14. In Minutes 189S, Nos. 19, 22. 

These should be printed in the annual Minutes but not with the Con- 
stitution. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX. 

C. B. KING. 

L. E. BUSBY. 

G. D. BERNHEIM. 

M. G. G. SCHERER. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 43 

The report was received aud laid on table for consideration 
at next Convention. 

Committee on vacancies made report, and the same was 
adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

We, your Committee on Vacancies, would report the following 
Churches vacant: 

i. The Iredell pastorate is vacant, but we learn that a pastor has been 
called to take up the work at once. 

2. Luther's Church. 

3. St. Matthew's and Providence after July. 

We recommend that Luther's, St. Matthew's, and Providence be placed 
under the care of the Executive Committee. 

Respectful^' submitted, 

H. A. TREXLER. 
M. G. G. SCHERER. 
W R. KEfCHIE 
L. W. KIMBALL. 
J. L. MILLER. 

Mr. D. A. Swink, Dr. C. M. Poole, and Rev. E. W. Leslie 
were excused, the last mentioned till tomorrow. 

Committee on pastoral districts reported, and report adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

Mr. President: We, your committee, beg leave to report as follows: 
That the Davie Pastorate be referred to the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully, 

SIDNEY D. STEFFEY T . 

B. S. BROWN. 

LI. W. JEFFCOAT. 

GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

Committee on State of the Church reported, and report 
adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The thirty congregational reports submitted for our examination reveal 
the following facts: 

1. There is not a dead or dying Lutheran church in the North Carolina 
Synod, and the indications are, both from the spirit of the laborers and 



44 MINUTES OF 

the fruits of their service during the past year, that the Lutheran faith 
possesses the power of an endless life. 

2. The pastors are, without question, and in spite of their characteristic 
modesty, discovered to be laborious, faithful, zealous, and hopeful. There 
is marked absence of emminate plaintiveness, as well as of unsympathet- 
ic devotion to the people whom they serve. A humble, but hopeful 
Christian spirit, and trustful reliance on the grace of God, characterizes 
all these pastoral utterances. 

3. The attendance upon the means of grace is, with scarcely a single 
exception, represented as an improvement upon the past. The Holy 
Communion, the cherished embodiment of the Lutheran faith, appears 
to command more reverent and general observance than ever before. 
This word of cheer, so gladdening to a pastor's heart, passes all along the 
line. 

4. With few exceptions there has been an increase in the membership 
of all our congregations. There have been serious losses here and there 
by the removals from farm to factory, and from country to town, yet the 
accessions exceed the losses. New organizations in contiguous neighbor- 
hoods have drawn largely upon some older congregations, yet there has 
been material gain to our communicant membership. 

5. The Lutheran Sunday Schools are in generally good shape, and are 
enlisted in the service of benevolent giving. Nearly all our pastors have 
catechetical classes, and many speak of increasing church loyalty result- 
ing from this source. Experience of all who write on this subject, is 
that faithful catechization is the pastor's chief sphere of power and suc- 
cess in moulding the young people into solid Christian and churchly 
life. 

6. If the parochial tables tally with the reports before us, they should 
show with few exceptions, an increase either in contributions to benevo- 
lent objects or to church purposes, and in a number of cases an increase 
in both. There is evident progress here. We are forced to infer a grow- 
ing interest in the work of our Synod; and not a few congregations have 
shown commendable devotion to the cause at home in erecting new 
houses of worship, or in improving and beautifying others. 

7. From the verbal reports of the lay delegates as well as from the re- 
ports of pastors, we gather the good news of existing harmony in our 
several congregations. There are remarkably few instances of trouble 
within our bounds. Pastors and people are working together in goodly 
fellowship. Where symptoms of trouble are discoverable, the cause 
seems to lie in a pre-existing vacancy and a temporary suspension of the 
Church's divinely ordained organization and proper life. A people with- 
out a pastor! A flock without a Shepherd! May the Saviour's compassion 
thrill through His Body, the Church, in behalf of all our dear brethren 
who are deprived of a pastor's care. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 45 

8. A large number of these pastoral reports refer to numerous trans- 
fers. Many of our people seem to be on the move. This feature is of suf- 
ficient prominence to engage the special attention of Synod. Your com- 
mittee would recommend the adoption of the following resolution. 

Resolved, That it is the sentiment of this Synod, that our members 
moving from one pastorate to another, should identify themselves as soon 
as possible with the congregation within whose bounds they take up resi- 
dence; and that in recognition of the truth that membership in the 
Church of Christ means vital union with the Body of Christ in the use of 
the means of grace, and Christian fellowship with the people of God, 
our pastors should co-operate earnestly and promptly in effecting proper 
transfers, that these wandering sheep be as soon as possible brought un- 
der proper pastoral care. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 

A. G. VOIGT. 

H. A. HOLSHOUSER. 

P. J. WADE. 

E. S. SHOAE 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That a Committee of five, consisting of three ministers and 
two laymen, as follows, Revs. C. B. Miller, C. B. King, and B. S. Brown, 
with Messrs. Jas. D. Heilig and Win. Kime, be appointed to recom- 
mend to Synod suitable instruction for the guidance of the committee 
appointed to seek bids for a new location for North Carolina College. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the officers of Synod be and are hereby appointed a 
special committee to prepare a suitable blank for parochial reports, and 
have them printed and distributed in time for use at the next annual 
Convention of our Synod. 

The report of Committee to Appoint Members to Fill Vacan- 
cies on the Boards of Trustees of Mont Amoena Seminary and 
North Carolina College was received and adopted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE MEMBERS TO FILL VA- 
CANCIES ON BOARDS OF TRUSTEES OF CHURCH 
INSTITUTIONS. 

Mr. President: We, your Committee to Nominate Members to Fill 
Vacancies ou Boards of Trustees of North Carolina College and Mont 
Amoena Female Seminary, beg leave to report as follows: 



46 MINUTES OF 

For Seminary Board, Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher, Rev. G. A. Riser. 

For College Board, Mr. Jas. D. Heilig. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SIDNEY D. STEFFEY 
M. G. G. SCHEkER. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

Report of Delegation to United Synod was received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF DELEGATION TO UNITED SYNOD. 

We, your Committee consisting of the undersigned as Chairman, with 
Revs. C. L. T. Fisher, H.N. Miller, Ph.D., W. A. Lutz, M. G. G. 
Scherer, C. B. Miller, J. O. Wertz, V. R. Stickley, and C. A. Rose, report 
that we attended the Sixth Convention of the United Synod, at New- 
berry, S. C , May 11-16, 1898. 

Among the important items which we need to report are these: 

1. The Southern Lutheran Theological Seminary was maturely- con- 
sidered, and it was resolved to ask for bids for its permanent location. 
Since the meeting of Synod it has been located at Mt. Pleasant, S C, 
with Rev. J. A. Morehead as President. In order to the support of the 
Faculty it was resolved to ask each district synod to assume and raise its 
pro rata share of $i,Soo. (See resolution, page 42, Minutes of United 
Synod. ) This will make it necessary for our Synod to raise about $300. 
This matter should receive the mature consideration of Synod at this 
session. Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., and Mr. J. D. Heilig are on the 
Board of Directors from this bod) 7 . Only one professor having been se- 
cured, this Synod must raise $150, which is the pro rata share of this 
Synod. 

2. A Southern Lutheran Publication Society was organized, and Mr. 
E. H. Anil was elected as Superintendent. The Society is doing effec- 
tive work, and is commended to our people. The contract with the for- 
mer publisher of the Book of Worship having expired, this Society is 
now publishing it at a reduced price. 

3. It was resolved to hold a Lutheran Diet of the three general bodies, 
the United Synod, the General Synod, and the General Council, and 
that each district synod pay its pro rata share of the expenses of the 
delegation. This Synod's share amounts to $20. The Diet was held in 
Philadelphia last December. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E BUSBY, Chairman. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations was adopted: 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 47 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

The Committee on Appropriations finds $1463.65 distributed as follows: 

Synodical treasury $436 54 

Home Missions of the North Carolina Synod 365 96 

Church Extension 66 90 

Beneficial'}' Education iSS 64 

Foreign Missions 196 99 

Lutheran Orphan Home 67 27 

Theological Professor's salary 88 89 

Home Missions for United Syuod . . 42 46 

North Carolina College scholarship 10 00 

1. We recommend the following appropriations in payment of present 
obligations: 

Henkel & Co. for printing minutes $ r 4 2 °7 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer, 011 salary 125 00 

Rev. R. L. Bame, on salary 50 co 

Rev. B. S. Brown for serving the Davie Mission 50 00 

Rev. P. L. Miller, on salary 85 00 

Interest on $Soo at 6 per cent 48 00 

2. We recommend the following: 

That the amount, |tiSS. 64, for beneficiary education be left at the dispo- 
sition of the Executive Committe; that the pastor's salary at Burlington 
be supplemented $200; that the pastor's salary of the St. Andrew's pas- 
torate be supplemented $175; that the pastor's salary uf the Albemarle 
Mission be supplemented $175; that, inasmuch as the Forsyth Mission has 
made no application for aid for the ensuing year, the Mission be placed 
in the hands of the Executive Committee; that inasmuch as Rev. R. L. 
Brown, who is faithfully serving Immanuel, Prosperity, and Faith Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Churches and received only $175 this year, that he be 
remunerated for the ensuing year $50; that the pastor's salary of the 
Davidson pastorate be supplemented £50; that the Secretary for his faith- 
ful services be remunerated £15. 

Respectful]}- submitted, 

C. A. BROWN. 

T. H. STROHECKER. 

F. W. THEIEING. 

C. P. WALTER 

D. J. GOODMAN. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. Prof. C. Iy. T. Fisher. 



48 MINUTES OF 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your Committee would report the following: 

We have carefully gone over the apportionment of last year, with but 
few changes; the columns for North Carolina Synod are the same. We 
have filled out columus for United Synod as per resolution per capita, on 
the basis of the communicant membership of 1899. 

We recommend that the column for Church Extension Fund be left 
blank, and that the amount be added to Synodical Fund, until our obli- 
gations be met to Church Extension Society. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. R. STICKLEY. 
H. M. BROWN. 
The above is approved by officers of Synod as per resolution. 

C. A. ROSE, President. 
L. E. BUS BY, Secretary. 
J AS. D. HEIIvIG, Treasurer. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



49 




Report of Apportionment Committee. — Continued. 

UNITED SYNOD. 



CHURCHES. 



L. E. Busby . 
S. D. Steffey. 



Geo. H. Cox 

H. A. Trexler . 

T. J. Wade 

H. M. Brown. . 

C. A. Brown . . 

W. B. Oney. . . 

V. R. Stickley 
G. A. Riser. . . 
B. S. Brown . . 
J. O. Wertz . . 



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C. A. Rose. 
P. L. Miller 



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G. D. Bernheim 

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M. G. G. Schere 
W. A. Lutz 
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50 MINUTES OF 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Saturday, 8 P. M., May 6, 1899. 
Synod opened with prayer by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
Rev. J. H. C Fisher was excused for absence. 
Report of Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business 
was made, and report adopted by items and as a whole. 

REPORT OF CQMPtflTTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 

BUSINESS. 

Item 1. On page 19, iu the Report of the Board of Church Extension, 
the Secretary was asked to notify certain churches that the time for the 
payment of the loan made them had expired, and that payment must be 
made. Did the Secretary attend to this? Yes. 

Item 2. On page 21 we find certain churches in the Davie Mission were 
without a pastor, and that provision should be made to supply them. 
Has this been done? Yes. 

Item 3. On page 24, in the report of a Special Committee on the Re- 
port of Church Extension Board, we find several items relative to the 
liquidation of the indebtedness to this Board. Have they been complied 
with? In part. 

Item 4. On page under the report of the Committee on Vacancies we 
find certain items relative to vacant churches. Have they been complied 
with? Yes. 

Item 5. On page 36 we find a resolution instructing the Secretary to 
write to Mr. E. H. Aull and endeavor to obtain the copies of our Consti- 
tution in his possession. Was this done? Yes. 

Item 6. On page 38 we find certain days to be observed as days of spe- 
cial offering for missions. Has this been done? In great part. 

Item 7. On page 45 we find the Archivarius was to devise a plan for 
the safe-keeping of the Archives of Synod. Has he attended to this? 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. O. WERTZ. 
R L. BROWN. 
B. S. BROWN. 
H. N. MILLER. 
T. L. ROSS. 

The Archivarius verbally reported. 

Report of Committee to Present Instructions to the Special 
Committee of Board of Trustees of North Carolina College 
was presented and adopted. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 5 1 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMITTEE TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR FU- 
TURE LOCATION OF N. C. COLLEGE. 

We, your Committee, beg leave to report the following: 

1. That said Committee be instructed to assure parties holding just 
claims against the College that their interests shall be protected in the 
event of removal. 

2. As assets of College, the Committee can present the following: 

(a) Proceeds from sale of present buildings and site, containing about 
sixteen acres, more or less, after paying indebtedness on same, amounting 
to about $3, coo. 

(b) All furniture, fixtures, and libraries now owned and used by the Col- 
lege. 

(c) One farm, containing about ioo acres, and lying in Rowan County. 

(d) Endowment Fund— In cash, $4,800; in bonds, about $ 10,000. 

3. The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina obligates to 
open and operate a first-class College. 

4. All property accruing by removal of North Carolina College, shall 
be owned and controlled by the North Carolina Synod of Evangelical 
Lutheran Church. 

CHAS. b'. MILLER. 
C. B. KING. 
JAS. D. HEILIG. 
WM. KIME. 

The following Resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Committee to Seek Bids for this New Location of 
North Carolina College be constituted as follows: Rev. R. C. Holland, D. 
D., Rev. C. B. Miller, Rev. C. A. Rose, and Messrs. Geo. E. Ritchie, and 
T. L. Ross. 

Report of Committee to Appoint Speakers for next Synod 
reported. Report adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO APPOINT SPEAKERS FOR 
NEXT CONVENTION. 

Address on Beneficiary Education — Rev. V. Y. Boozer, Principal; 
Rev. G. A. Riser, Alternate. 

Address on Missions — Rev. W. B. Oney, Principal; Rev. E. W. Leslie, 
Alternate. 

Address on Beneficence, or Divine Stewardship— Rev. H. N. Miller, 
Ph. D , Principal; Rev. P. J. Wade, Alternate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. G. G. SCHERER. 
W. A. LUTZ. 









52 MINUTES OP 

By resolution, the officers of Synod and Mr. C. M. Brown 
were elected an Executive Committee. 

Moved and carried that the officers of Synod be empowered 
to act upon the report of Committee on Apportionment, and 
print the same in the Minutes. 

Moved and adopted that all those pastors who have not 
raised their proportionate part for the Theological Professor's 
salary be requested to collect the same immediately upon their 
return home, and forward to the Treasurer of Synod. 

Mr. W. P. Houseal addressed Synod on the interests of the 
Lutheran Visitor. 

The following petition was presented: 

Dear Brethren: In view of the fact that we arejust about to begin 
our new church at Spencer, we therefore cotne before you according to 
promise, and ask that this honorable body take some action in regard to 
helping us out in this worthy cause. 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. L. MILLER, Pastor. 
S. C. KETCH IE, Delegate. 
Albemarle Charge, May 6th, 1S99. 

The privilege was allowed the pastor of Christ's Church to 
visit the congregations of Synod to solicit help to erect their 
new church. 

The report of Committee on Memorial of Rev. W. Kimball 
was received and adopted by a rising vote. [See Memoirs, 
page 61.] 

Albemarle was chosen as the place for next meeting of 
Synod. 

Resolution of thanks was adopted: 

Resolved, That we hereby express our sincere thanks to the pastor and 
people of St. John's Church for their warm Christian hospitality shown 
the Synod during our stay in their midst. Also to the pastors of the 
other churches of the city for courtesies extended; and that this resolu- 
tion be read tomorrow after divine service. 

Moved that the Minutes be approved as read, and ordered 
printed. Adopted. 

Moved that three dollars be paid the sexton of this church 
for his services by the Treasurer of Synod. Adopted. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 53 

The Synod closed in due form. 

On motion, Synod adjourned to meet at place and time be- 
fore mentioned. 



I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, the 
above is a correct record of the Ninety-sixth Convention of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

Iv. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 



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SS MINUTES OF 



PREACHING DURING SYNOD. 



Opening sermon, Thursday, n A. M., by Rev. G. D. Bern- 
lieim, D. D. 

Missions, Thursday, S P. M., by Rev. C. A. Brown. 
Beneficence, Friday, S P. M., by Rev. S. D. Steffey. 

SUNDAY SERVICES. 

ST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. ; S P. M., Rev. A. G. 
Voigt, D. D. 

M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. 

ii A. M.~, Rev. C. L,. T. Fisher; S P. M., Rev. C. B. Miller. 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D. ; S P. M., Rev. G. D. 
Bernheim, D. D. 

BAPTIST CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. H. X. Miller, Ph. D.: 8 P. M., Rev. M. G. 
G. Scherer. 

Christ's Lutheran church, spencer, 
ii A. M., Rev. W. B. Oney; S. P. M., Rev. H. A. Trexler. 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, SPENCER. 

j i A. M.. Rev. J. A. Linn; 8 P. M., Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

CHESTNUT HILL M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH. 

ii A. M., Rev. Geo. H. Cox; S P. M., Rev. H. M. Brown. 

ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. P. J. Wade. 

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. H. M. Brown. 

SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH. 

ui A. M., Rev. B. W. Cronk. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 59 



MINISTERIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 

Thursday, 5.30 o'clock, Ma}- 4, 1S99. 
The Ministerium meet with prayer by Rev. H. M. Brown. 
The Examining Committee presented the following: 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

The Examining Committee begs leave to report: 

That three certificates of transfer were placed in our hands by the 
President, to wit: One from Southwest Virginia Synod, transferring Rev- 
E. W. Leslie to the North Carolina Synod; one from the District Synod 
of Ohio, transferring Rev. J. A. Linn; and one from the East Ohio Synod, 
transferring Rev. P. L. Miller to this Synod. These certificates furnish 
evidence of good and unblemished Christian characters. We, therefore 
recommend that they be received and enrolled as members of this Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. LUTZ. 

W. B. ONEY. 

GEO. H. COX. 

J. O. WERTZ. 

Y. R. STICKLEY. 

B. S. BROWN. 

Adopted. 

It was moved and adopted that the three clerical brethren 
mentioned above, be recommended to Synod for reception to 
membership. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Friday, 12 M. , May 5, 1S99. 
Ministerium called to order. Prayer by Rev. T. H. Stro- 
hecker. 



60 MINUTES OF 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the probable ordination of Brother T. C. Parker be 
referred to the officers of Synod and Examining Committee. 

Adjourned with prayer. 

C. A. ROSE, President 
I,. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 6 1 



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REV. WHITSON KIMBALL. 

jHEREAS, In the Providence of God Rev. YVhitson Kimball was 
called from his labors on earth to his reward in heaven, and, 
Whereas, He was the oldest member on the clerical roll of 
Synod, born March 2S, 1S28, and died May 23, 189S, having been in the 
ministry thirty-six years, and during this long ministry he missed only 
one of the synodical conventions; therefore, be it 

Resolved. That we bow in humble submission to the call of the Great 
Head of the Church who doeth all things well. 

2. And that, in the death of Rev. Kimball the Synod has lost one of 
its most successful and earnest workers. 

3. That we will ever cherish in our memory his beautiful, consistent 
life, his consecration to the Church, and his deep interest in the salva- 
tion of souls. 

4. That a page of our Minutes be set apart for this our tribute to his 
memory. 

5. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to his family. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. R. STICKLEY. 
GEO. H. COX. 
R. E. BROWN. 



62 MINUTES OF 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



i. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by assess- 
ment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
VI, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every mem- 
ber of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such 
as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall call a 
pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the former pastor 
as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President of 
Synod that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfactory 
settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge that 
they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third resolution 
of Standing Resolutions, and that if the retiring pastor fails to notify the 
President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives all protection 
under this resolution. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of minis- 
ters, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in 
the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this 
Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a certificate be given in each case 
when a pastor administers the sacrament of baptism or the rite of confir- 
mation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod shall 
execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with inter- 
est, the amounts as severally received by hirn during the prosecution of 
his studies; in the event he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed or unites with another denomination, before the ex- 
piration of seven years' faithful service— such seven years' faithful ser- 
vice as a Lutheran minister to be considered a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and that 
as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piet)' in any of 
our institutions has been submitted to the committee, and as it is the 
duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens the 
burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would recommend 
that hereafter the following order should be observed in reporting: 1. At- 
tendance upon the various means of grace, such as public worship, the 
attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacrament of Baptism and 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 63 

the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number iu the increase of member- 
ship by confirmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as well as 
loss in membership, the condition of the Sunday School and catechetical 
class. 3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions for benevo- 
lent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or 
miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on churcii 
troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of 
piety. 6. That the President of each of our institutions be required to 
report to Synod on the religious condition of the students in our schools 
of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award the 
contract for printing the Minutes of each S} 7 uod before the assembling of 
Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions used 
in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people where organizations have not j>et been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That applicants to the Executive Committee, or to the 
Ministerium of Synod, for aid in preparing for the ministry, in addition 
to requirements in by-laws 17 and 18 (see Constitution, p. 40) shall com" 
ply with the followinging: 

Each such applicant shall present in writing, signed by the last pastor 
and the officers of the church where he has held his membership, or ha s 
been a regular worshiper, the following: 

Testimonial. — We, the pastor and officers of 

E. L. church, take pleasure in testifying that Mr 

has been for (length of time) a 

member (or regular attendant) of church 

and that he has led a consistent Christian life; and we are in our own 
minds satisfied that he is a truly pious and worthy Christian, and believe 
that he is likely, by proper training, to become a useful minister of the 
Gospel . 

(Signed) Pastor and Officers of . . . E. L. Church. 

13. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Luth- 
eran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

14. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one, the principal, the other, 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 

15. Resolved, That hereafter the pastors in reporting on .State of the 
Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to writing, 
and read all that they wish to report to Synod; but that it be left option- 
al with the lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 



64 MINUTES OF 

1 6. Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to Synod 
all communing members whose connection has not been dissolved by 
letter or excommunication. 

17. Resolved, That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, and 
that we recommend that this word be used in public or private, when 
speaking to or about them. 

18. Resolved, That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name for 
the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words as ves- 
try, etc., are not Lutheran, and should not be used by our people. 

19. Resolved, That in the meetings held during the annual sessions of 
Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home Mis- 
sions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests the 
meeting is held. 

20. Resolved, That Synod disapproves of church councils, congrega- 
tions or pastors giving invitations to any students to preach in our 
churches who have not had a theological training equivalent to one year 
in a Lutheran Theological Seminary; and we equally disapprove the com- 
pliance of any unqualified student with such invitations. 

21. Resolved, That we approve the preaching of theological students 
of one year's standing, only when under the direction and approval of 
their respective pastors or the President of Synod. 

22. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a congre- 
gation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Commit- 
tee on President's Report, 1896.) 

23. Resolved, That hereafter no moneys be appropriated for the assis- 
tance of any beneficiary unless he attend our North Carolina College for 
his literary course and our Southern Theological Seminary for his theo- 
logical course. 



In calling' a raster, nctice the form printed for use as seen on follow- 
ing page. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 65 

PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV. 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 
The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being" destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned are 
authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the said pas- 
torate has according to the Formula of Government of the Evangelical 

Lutheran Church of the Synod, elected you 

and doth through solemnly and in the fearof God call you to 

become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach the Word of God, admin- 
ister the Sacraments, attend to the catechization of the young, maintain 
Christain discipline, and perform all the other duties of the gospel min- 
istry according to the Word of God and the rules and usages of the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church, your services to commence on or about 

...1 

(1) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral office 

... authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate proper 

attention, obedience and love in the Lord; and to free you from worldly 
care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well as to make you 

a suitable compensation for your ministerial services 

and further have authority to state that your salary shall be at the rate of 

dollars annual!}* in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, together with the free 
use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the fullness 
of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of 1 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical Luth- 
eran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
Instructions for Filling Blanks. 

(t) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, that 
may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2)— If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meeting 
at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to sign 
the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the President 
of the Congregational Meeting. 

[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



66 



MINUTES OF 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



CALLED SESSION 



OF THE 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD, 



According to action of last Synod, a special session of this 
body was called at Organ Church, Rev. G. H. Cox, pastor, 
on Wednesday, 10 A. M., July 6, 1S98. Synod was opened 
iu due form. 

The following brethren answered to their names: 

ROLL. 



CLERICAL. 



Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
Rev. W. A. Ivutz. 
Rev. B. S. Brown. 
Rev. L. E. Busby. 
Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 
Rev. C. A. Rose. 
Rev. W. B. Oney. 
Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. 
Rev. H. A. Trexler. 



Rev. V. R. Stickley. 
Rev. C. B. Miller. 
Rev. C. A. Brown. 
Rev. P. H. E. Derrick. 
Rev. S. D. Steffey. 
Rev J. H. C. Fisher. 
Rev. R. L. Brown. 
Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat. 



LAV. 



C. E. Ludwig. 
Edmund Sifford. 
J. L. Schulenberger. 



\V. B. Fisher. 
N, W. Meinns. 
C. L. Brown. 
W. S. Blackwelder. 

After local announcements, Synod adjourned for recess. 
Prayer by Rev. V. R. Stickley. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 67 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

July 6, 2 P. M. 

Synod resumed work, with prayer by Rev. P. H. E. Derrick. 

The following brethren were excused for non-attendance at 
this convention: Revs. J. H. Fesperman, Dr. A. G. Voigt, 
Dr. G. D. Bernheim, Dr. R. C. Holland, C. B. King ; V. Y. 
Boozer, and H. A. McCullough. 

Rev. W. H. McNary, of the Reformed Church, was in- 
vited to a seat within the bar of Synod. 

The application of Mr. C. Brown Cox for ordination was 
made, and referred to the Examining Committee. 

The following was adopted: 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

We, yoitr Committee appointed to examine candidates for the holy 
ministry, beg leave to report that we have examined Candidate C. Brown 
Cox. The result of this examination leads us to recommend him to the 
Ministerium as qualified for the office of the holy ministry. 

W. A. LUTZ, Chairman. 

The following was read and adopted: 

We, the officers of Ministerium, recommend Bro. C. Brown Cox for or- 
dination at this session of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. ROSE, President. 

C. B. MILLER, Vice-President. 

L. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 

Bro. Cox was introduced to Synod, and a very appropriate 
and touching address made by President Rose. 

The ordination sermon was preached by Rev. M. G. G. 
Scherer, text John 6: 9, last clause, after which Bro. Cox was 
solemnly set apart to the office of the holy ministry by the offi- 
cers of Synod. 

The thanks of Synod were returned to the pastor and peo- 
ple of Organ Church for their kindness in entertaining Synod. 

The minutes were read and approved, after which, on mo- 
tion Synod adjourned in due form. 

C. A. ROSE, President. 

E. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 



68 MINUTES OF 



MINISTERIUM. 



Wednesday, 12 M. , July 6, 1898. 
A meeting of the Ministeriura was called. Prayer by Rev. 
H. W. Jeffcoat. The report from the Examining Committee 
(see body of minutes) was read, and on ballot Bro. C. B. Cox 
was recommended for ordination. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. S. D. Steffej^. 

C. A. ROSE, President. 
L,. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 69 



SPECIAL CALENDAR. 

(See Resolutions on Page 33.) 

1. SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

One Sunday in each quarter. 

2. CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

Two Sundays in each year, to wit: Whitsunday and Second 
Sunday of November, or some other suitable days. 



INDEX OF REGULAR SESSION 



Page. 

Advisory Members 12, 20 

Apportionment, Report of Committee on 48-49 

Appropriations, Report of Committee on , 47 

Archivarius, Report of 50 

Board of Missions, United Synod, Resolution as to 33 

Bowman, Dr. W. S., Resolution of Sympathy 39 

Church Extension, Report of Board of 2S-30 

Report of Treasurer of 29 

Calendar, Synodical 2 

Special 69 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee on 24-26 

Report of Committee to Fill Vacancies 45-46 

Committees, Appointment of 36 

Constitution, Report of Committee on Revisionof 40-42 

Delegates to other Synods, Resolution as to 36 

Educational Institutions, Vacancy on Boards of, filled 46 

Examining Committee, Appointment of 36 

Executive Committee, Report of 16-19 

Report of Committee on 30-31 

Election of 52 

Finance, Report of Committee on 3 I_ 3 2 

Kimball, Rev. W., Memoirs on 61 

Ministerium, Minutes of 59-60 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on 50 

Mont Amcena Seminary, Report of Board of Trustees of 21-22 

Trustees Appointed 46 

North Carolina College, Report of Board of Trustees of - 20 

Trustee Elected 46 

Report of Special Committee , 26-2S 

Resolutions in Regard to Location of 37-38 

Appointing Committee on 45 

Report of 51 

Committee to Seek Bids 51 

Officers of Synod, Election of 11 

Orphan Home, Report of Superintendent 39-40 

Resolutions on 40 

Parker, T. C, Resolution as to 36 



INDEX OF REGULAR SESSION. 

Page. 
Parochial Reports 54~57 

Report of Committee on 35 

Recommendation as to Uniform Blanks 22 

Committee on 22 

Special Committee to Audit 24 

Special Committee to Prepare Suitable Blanks 45 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on 43 

Pastor's Call, Blank Form of 65 

Petitions and Absentees, Report of Committee on 3S-39 

President's Report S-11 

Report of Committee on 37 

Roll of Synod 6-7 

Secretary, Report of 19 

Speakers for Next Synod 5r 

Spencer, Petition as to 52 

Special Committees 3 

Standing Committees 11 

Standing Resolutions 62-64 

Statistics, Report of Committee on Compiling 33~35 

State of Church, Report of Committee on 43-45 

Resolution on Report of 19 

Thanks, Resolution of 52 

Theological Seminary, Report of Board of Directors of.... 22-24 

Resolution on 24 

Time and Place of Next Synod 4-52 

Treasurer, Report of 12-16 

Resolution as to 3r 

Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on 50 

United Synod, Report of Delegates 46 

Vacancies, Report of Committee on 43 

Visitors, Recognized by Courtesy 12, 20, 30, 36 



INDEX OF CALLED SESSION. 



Called Meeting of Synod < 66 

Delegates, Roll of 66 

Examining Committee, Report of 67 

Resolution of 67 

Miuisterium, Minutes of 6S 

Ordination of C. B. Cox 67 

Vote of Thanks 67 



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MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ALBEMARLE CHURCH, ALBEMARLE, N. C. 

MAY 3 TO MAY 7, 1900. 

REV. P. L. MILLER, Pastor. 

AXiSO OF THE 

CALLED SESSION 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 
REV. L. E. BUSBY, Pastor. 

TUESDAY FEB. 20th, 1QOO. 



LUTHERAN PUBLICATION BOARD, 
Newberry, S. C, Elbert H. Auix, Superintendent. 



1900. 



North Carolina College 

ML Pleasant, N. C. 



A LUTHERAN INSTITUTION, FOUNDED, FOSTERED 

AND RECOMMENDED BY THE NORTH 

CAROLINA SYNOD. 



COURSES LEADING TO A. B., B. S., AND Ph. B. 

ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT, 
With courses preparatory for College. 



SPECIAL COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT. 



Instruction Thorough. 

Good Brick Buildings. 

Beautiful and Healthful Location. 

Expenses Very Moderate. 



SESSION OPENS SEPTEMBER i, 1900. 



For catalogue and other information, address 

THE PRESIDENT. 
Or Prof. H. T. J. Ludwig, Secretary. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 

SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ALBEMARLE CHURCH, ALBEMARLE, N. C. 

MAY 3 TO MAY 7, 1900. 

REV. P. L. MILLER, Pastor. 
AESO of the 

CALLED SESSION 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, ROWAN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 
REV. L. E. BUSBY, Pastor. 

TUESDAY, FEB. 20th, 1900. 



LUTHERAN PUBLICATION BOARD, 
Newberry, S. C, Elbert H. Aull, Superintendent. 

1900. 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR 1900-1901. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President— Rev. C. B. MILLER Concord, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. V. R. STICKLEY . Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHAS. B. KING Charlotte, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. J AS. D. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD and Mr. J. A. CLINE. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, President. 
Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Esq. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 

Prof. EDGER BOWERS Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 
Fifty-one Years in the Ministry. 
Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

Revs. J. Q. WERTS and CHAS. B. KING. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D. Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D. 
Rev. B. S. BROWN. Rev. GEO. H. COX. 

Rev. E. E. BUSBY. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
Rev. V. R. STICKEEY, Prin. Rev. R. A. HELMS, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 
Rev. W. A. LUTZ, Prin. Rev. E. E. BUSBY, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICENCE OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 

Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., Prin. Rev. W. W. J. 

RITCHIE, Alt. 



ORDINATION SERMON. 
Rev. C. E. T. FISHER, Prin. Rev. J. A. LINN, Alt. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 



The Ninety-Eighth Annual Convention of the Evangelical 
L/Utheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina will be 
held in Frieden's Church, Rev. E. P. Parker, Pastor, Gibson- 
ville, N. C, beginning on Thursday before the first Sunday in 
May, 1901, at 10 o'clock A. M. 



MINUTES 

OF THE. 

NINETY-SEVENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVAMiltALiUTHERAN SYNOD IBB MINISTERM 

OF NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ALBEMARLE CHURCH, ALBEMARLE, N. C, 

BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 3 1900. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in Albemarle Evangelical Lu- 
theran Church, Albemarle, N. C, Rev. P. L- Miller, pastor, 
on Thursday, 2.30 P. M., May 3d, 1900. Preparatory services 
were held and the Holy Communion administered by Vice- 
President, Rev. C. B. Miller, assisted by Secretary, Rev. 
L,. E. Busby. 



FIRST SESSION. 

Thursday, May 3, 3 P. M. 

Synod was formal^ opened, and proceeded to business. 

The roll of ministers was called, and list of lay delegates-elect 
made upon presentation of their credentials to the committee, 
Revs. J. Q. Werts and C. B. King. The roll is as follows: 

ROLL OF SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 

Names. When Ordained. Post Offices. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D 1849 Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. W. H. Cone, (a. e.) 1858 New Market, Va. 

Rev. George F. Schaeffer, (a. e.) . . 1861 Monroe, Ga. 

Rev. J. A. Fesperman, (a. e. ) . . . . 1865 .... Barium Springs, N. C. 
Rev. W. R. Ketchie 1868 Kappa, N. C. 



6 MINUTES OF 

Rev. R. L. Brown 1868 Woodside, N. C. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D 1869 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. E. P. Parker 1871 Gibsonville, N. C. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox 1872 Organ Church, N. C. 

Rev. H. M. Brown 1873 Brick Church, N. C. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley 1875 Enochville, N. C. 

Rev. J, A. Linn 1877 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. W. A. Lutz • • . . 1877 Winston, N. C. 

Rev. B. S, Brown 1878 Russell, N. C. 

Rev. L. E. Busby 1878 ....... Salisbury, N. C. 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker 1880 .... Barium Springs, N. C. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz 1881 . .-. . . .China Grove, N. C. 

Rev. A. G. Vogt, D. D 1883 Wilmington, N. C. 

Rev. C. L. T. Fisher i884 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. H. A. Trexler 1886 Manning, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. King 1887 Charlotte, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. Miller 1887 ....... Concord, N. C. 

Rev. C. A. Brown 1889 Concord, N. C. 

Rev. J. H. C. Fisher, (a. e.) 1890 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. P. J. Wade . 1891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

Rev. S. D. Steffey 1892 Concord, N. C. 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer 1894 Zeb, N. C. 

Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat 1894 Salisbury, N. C. 

Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D 1894 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. P. L. Miller 1895 Albemarle, N. C. 

Rev. C. Brown Cox "... 1898 Asheville, N. C. 

Rev. E. W, Leslie 1898 Craven, N. C. 

Rev. R. A. Helms 1896 Troutman, N. C. 

Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie 1899 Burlington, N. C. 

a. e. — Absent and excused. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



LAY. 

Delegates. Postoffices. Pastorate. 

C. T. Bernhardt .Salisbury, N. C St. John's (Sal). 

C. D. Barringer Mt. Pleasant, N. G St. John's (Cabarrus). 

W. R. Miesenheimer Organ Church, N. C j ^^^ zer 

C. D. Peeler Gold Hill, N. C Emanuel. 

D. A. Wiley Faith, N. C Faith. 

f Laws. 

M. J. Anthony Burlington, N. C \ Richland. 

i. St. Paul's. 

Jenkins Peeler Salisbury, N. C { Christiana. 

John A. Brown Rockwell, N. C j §*;. ^*£ w> s. 

Prof. F. B. Brown Fnochville, N.C j g"" c ^ y ' 

Geo. W. Dry Dry's Mill, N. C j Mt.01ive? n ' S ' 

t Grace. 

Edward Sifford Manning, N. C 1 Salem. 

( Lebanon. 

John D. Miller China Grove, N.C { g^M™,^ 31561 - 

Wm. Blackwelder Ritchie, N.C { p^Jperhy" 3 '' 

W. B. J. Bost Primer, N C Cold Water. 

Albemarle. 



S. H. Hearne Albemarle, N. C < Bethel (Stanley). 

I Mt. Zion (Stanley). 
John E. Shaver Lisk, N. C Luthers. 

John A. Sloop Salisbury, N. C {1^7^™)^ ' 

(St. Michael's. 
R. A. Goodman Amity, N. C < St. Paul's, 

(Amity. 

John K. Patterson. . . : Concord, N.C St. James. 

A. D. Wessell Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's (Wil). 

W.E.Jenkins Charlotte, N. C St. Marks. 

(St. Andrews. 
S. W. Winecoff Concord, N. C < Centre Grove. 

(Mt. Herman. 

*■ M " Brown Cleveland, N. C { gjo^rffa".' 

G. C. Hine Winston, N. C Augsburg. 

( Reformation. 
E, S. Shoaf Tyro Shops, N. C ■} St. Luke's. 

(pilgrim. 

I Bethany. 
V. I. Beck Buff Town, N, C 1 Nazareth. 

(Shiloh. 

D. A. Fink Omega, N. C j ?> Matthew's. 

s ' ( Providence. 

John Wagner Elon College, N. C (^ (Guilford). 

J. L Lingle Salisbury, N. C j ^ift^ (Sa ' )- 

Nodelegate | Pea^^ 

No delegate St. Paul's (Asheville). 

No delegate Hopewell. 



8 MINUTES OF 

The President read his annual report, which was referred to 
committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Fathers and Brethren: "Grace be with you, mercy, and 
peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the son of 
the Father, in truth and love." 

Another Synodical year has closed. 

In the inscrutable providence of God the duties of this office have de- 
volved upon me during most of the year, and it is my duty to submit to 
you the following report: 

I. DEATHS. 

Death has claimed some bright jewels from our midst during this year. 

On July 2nd, 1899, our beloved brother, the President of this body, 
Rev. Charles A. Rose, in the noonday of his useful life, was called from 
the cares of the church militant to the joys of the church triumphant. 

On March 26, 1900, Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., that eloquent messen- 
ger of the gospel, as he was about completing his three score and ten of 
earthly pilgrimage, was called into rest. 

I recommend that a committee be appointed to prepare and piesent a 
suitable memorial to these departed brethren. 

II. INSTALLATIONS. 

July 3, 1899, Rev R. A. Helms was installed pastor of Iredell pastorate, 
Rev. V. R. Stickley officiating. 

Oct. 29, 1899, I installed Rev. V. Y. Boozer as pastor of Bethel pasto- 
rate, and was assisted in this service by Rev. L. E. Busby. . 

May 27, 1899, Rev. E W. Leslie was installed pastor of St. Peter's pas- 
torate, Revs. J. O. Wertz and G. A. Riser performing the service. 

III. RESIGNATIONS. 

June 11, 1899, Rev. R. L. Bame, resigned the Forsyth Mission pasto- 
rate. 

Sept. 5, 1899, Rev. V. Y. Boozer resigned the Burlington Mission to 
take effect October 1, 1899. 

Sept. 30, 1899, Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat resigned St. Lukes and Concordia 
to take effect Dec. 31, 1899. 

Oct. 16, 1899, Rev. Geo. A. Riser notified me he had resigned St. Ste- 
phens pastorate to take effect Nov. 1, 1899. 

Oct. 23, 1899, Rev. G. D. Burnheim, D. D., notified me he had resigned 
St. Mathews, Wilmington, to take effect May 1, 1900. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 9 

March 8, 1900, Rev. W. B. Oney notified me he had resigned the St. 
Andrews pastorate to take effect May 1, 1900. 

IV. CALLS ACCEPTED. 

Sept. 5, 1899, Rev. V. Y. Boozer informed me that he had accepted a 
call to the Bethel pastorate and would take charge Oct. 1, 1899. 

Oct. 2, 1899, Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie informed me that he had accepted 
a call to the Burlington pastorate and would take charge Nov. 1, 1899. 

March 31, 1900, Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher informed me that he had 
accepted a call, as supply, from Prosperity congregation and entered 
upon his labors March 1, 1900. 

V. CORNERSTONE LAYING. 

Feb. 17, 1900, I laid the cornerstone of "Faith" Evangelical Lutheran 
Church, Rowan County. I was assisted in the service by Revs. Geo. H. 
Cox, C. A. Brown, V. Y. Boozer and the pastor, Rev. R. L. Brown. 

VI. DEDICATIONS 

July 16, 1899, "Peace" Evangelical Lutheran Church, Guilford Coun- 
ty, Rev. V. Y. Boozer pastor, was dedicated to the worship of Almighty 
God. Rev. L. E. Busby preached the sermon. 

VII. LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 

July 11, 1899, there came into my hands the transfer of Rev. R. A. 
Helms from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia to this body. 

Sept. 5, 1899, I gave Rev. M. G. G. Scherer a letter of honorable dis- 
mission to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina. 

Oct. 16, 1899, I gave Rev. Geo. A. Riser a letter of honable dismission 
to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia. 

Dec. 7, 1899, I received the transfer of Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie from the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina to this body. 

April 20, 1900, I gave Rev. W. B. Oney a letter of honorable dismission 
to the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Virginia. 

VIII. NAMES ENROLLED. 

I have ordered the names of Revs. R. A. Helms and W. W. J. Ritchie 
duly enrolled as members of this Synod. 

IX. SPECIAL SESSION OF SYNOD. 

In accordance with the action of last annual meeting of Synod, and at 
the request of the committee appointed by Synod to solicit bids for the 
future location of North Carolina College, a special session of Synod was 



IO MINUTES OF 

convened in St. John's Church, Salisbury, February 20, 1900, to receive 
the report of said committee and consider the inte rests of the college. 
The acts of that called session will be found fully set forth in the Minutes 
of the same. 

A committee was appointed to take in hand all bids, etc., digest the 
same and report at this annual meeting of Synod. 

X. VACANCIES. 

The St. Stephens pastorate, Bethel pastorate, Luthers, Coldwater 
Churches are now vacant. St. Luke and Concordia are vacant, but I am 
informed that they are taking steps to secure a pastor. 

XI. MISSIONS. 

The missions of Synod seem to be in a promising condition. There is 
great need, however, of strengthening and enlarging our efforts along 
this line. The Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society and the 
Children's Societies are doing a noble work. If these agencies were or- 
ganized in all the churches what a power might thus be realized! 

XII. CONFERENCES 

The President of the Southern Conference, Rev. C. A. Brown, reports that 
this Conference held its two regular meetings during the year. I find in 
his report the following recommendation which I herewith submit to 
Synod, viz.: "That Albemarle, Richfield, Bethel (Stanly) and Luther's 
be made a pastorate. That Holy Trinity, (Mt. Pleasant) Cold Water and 
Prosperity be made a pastorate. That Spencer and Chestnut Hill (Salis- 
bury) be made a mission pastorate." 

XIII. Institutions. 

Our institutions of learning will each come before Synod through their 
respective Boards, and by special committee. 

May we realize the vast importanee of careful and earnest attention to 
our educational interests. 

XIV. THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS. 

The report of our Theological students has been very gratifying. We 
have four young men who complete the first year in Theological Semi- 
nary this spring. They are all promising and faithful young men. 

It will be neccessary for Synod in some way to increase the benefi- 
ciary fund. 

A special appeal was necessary to sustain the work of this year, and 
there will be additional applications for next year. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. II 

Laborers are falling at their posts of duty, it behooves the church to 
look well to the source of supply. 

XV. SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON HISTORY OE SYNOD. 

January 16, 1900, at the request of Rev. Geo. H. Cox, for historical 
committee, I appointed a special committee composed of Revs. J. A. 
Linn, H. N. Miller, Ph.D., and W. B. Oney to review and report upon 
the manuscript history of North Carolina Synod, prepared by Revs. 
G. D. Bernhein, D. D., and Geo. H. Cox under appointment of Synod. 
Said committee met at Mt. Pleasant and performed the work of review, 
and are ready to report at this meeting. 

XVI. SPECIAL MATTERS FOR SYNOD'S ATTENTION. 

There are several special matters which must receive Synod's at- 
tention at this time. 

1. Report of Committee on Revision of Synod's Constition (see Min- 
utes 1899, pages 40-42). 

2. Report of Committee on History of Synod. 

3. Report of special Committee on bids for future location of North 
Carolina College (see action called session). 

4. Elections of delegates to United Synod. 

Now, brethren, I return to you the trust committed to my hands, and, 
in doing so, wish to express my gratitude to you each for your uniform 
kindness and co-operation in the discharge of the duties of the office. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The following were elected officers for the ensuing term: 
President— Rev . C B. Miller. 
Vice President — Rev. V. R. Stickley. 
Secretary — Rev. C. B. King. 
Treasurer — Jas. D. Heilig, Esq. 
The officers of Synod were formally installed by Rev. 
Robt. C. Holland, D. D. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS. 

Rev. C. K. Lippard, Missionary elect to Japan, P. E. Mon- 
roe, Theological student, and Wm. P. Houseal, managing ed- 
itor of the Lutheran Visitor, were received as advisory mem- 
bers of Synod in session. 



12 



MINUTES OF 



The Treasurer read his annual report, which was received 
and referred to committee. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



james D. HEiUG, Treasurer, In Account with 
Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church: 

Synodieal Treasury. 

1899. Dr. 

May 6 — Am't. from Finance Committee 

1899. Cr. 

May 6 — By am't. St. James' (Concord) note .... 

Paid Henkel & Co 

" St. John's sexton services . . 
" Rev. Busby, services .... 

" Expenses Ex. Com 

" Rev. C. B.Miller,stationery,etc. 
" G G Richmond, insurance. . . 

" Stationery Secretary 

" Capt. Jonas Cook, Treas . . . 
Due from Home Missions .... 

HOME MISSIONS. 
Dr. 



the North Carolina 



— $436 54 





10 


July 


8 




15 


Oct. 


16 




16 




21 


Dec. 


16 


April 


17 


1899. 


May 


4- 




5 


Sept. 


7 


Nov. 


1 




10 




17 




20 


Dec. 


2 




3 




5 




14 




18 


1900. 


Feb'y 


• 5 



4 — Amount Finance Committee 



April 12 



Collection 

Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas. W. H. & 

F. M. Society 

Special Colletion, Centre Grove . . 
St. James Concord, special . . 

Centre Grove, special 

St. Mark's, Charlotte, special . . . 
Special, Bethel, Rowan . ... 

Int. on note, O. S. Gallimore . . . 
Special collection, St. Paul's, Rowan 
Sp. Dorcas Soc. collection, St. Paul's, 

Wilmington 

Special collection, Lutheran Chapel 



" Albemarle 

" Mt. Zion 

Christ 

Int. on Rev. B. S. Brown's note 
Overdrawn 



65 


00 


142 


07 


3 


00 


15 


00 


5 


00 


5 


90 


15 


39 


2 


50 


54 


76 


127 92— $436 54 


365 96 


8 


03 


28 


69 


2 


00 


18 


50 


5 


00 


10 


00 


11 


00 


8 


17 


21 


35 


5 


00 


13 


25 


4 


54 


3 


4i 


2 


30 


30 


00 


130 


80-$ 6 68 






NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



13 



July 



1899. 
May 8- 
15 
19 
29 

7 
19 
Sept. 12 

19 
Oct. 16 
Dec. 16 

1900. 
Feb'y 17 

20 
April 17 



Cr. 

-By Am't. paid Rev. R. L. Bame . 
B. S. Brown . 
V. Y. Boozer 
P. L. Miller . 
W. B. Oney . 
P. L. Miller . 
P. J. Wade . 
V. Y. Boozer 
P. E. Monroe 
V. Y. Boozer 



P. L. Miller .... 
W. B. Oney .... 
W. B. Oney (in full) 

Beneficiary Education. 

Dr. 



May 6— 

5 
1900. 
Feb'y 21 

1899. 

June 8- 

Oct. 19 

Dec. 5 

16 

16 

28 

1900. 

Jan'y. 27 

Feby. 1 

26 



1899. 



Am't Finance Committee 
Collection .... 



50 00 

50 00 

125 00 

60 00 

45 00 
25 00 
25 00 
33 00 
40 00 
30 00 

45 00 

40 00 

100 00- 



188 64 

8 74 



-I 6 68 



T. C. Parker, paid on note $ 10 00 — f 207 38 



•By Am't Paid J. L. Morgan, Bal 
'« V. C. Ridenhour 
" "J- L. Morganj . . 



W. W. Kennedy 
V. C. Ridenhour 



J. L. Morgan . . 
V. C. Ridenhour 
J. L. Morgan . . 
In Bank .... 



10 


OO 


25 


CO 


25 


OO 


15 


OO 


25 


OO 


25 


OO 


25 


OO 


25 


OO 


10 


OO 


22 


38- 



$207 38 



Orphan Home. 
Dr. 



May 6 — Am't Finance Committee 

Dec. 7 " Miss Mamie Goodman, Treas. St. 'Luke's 

W. H. & F. M. Society 

11 " A. W. Winecoff, Treas. % each to Or- 
phan Home 



I 67 27 



33 3i 



14 



MINUTES OF 



29 

30 

30 

1900. 

Jan'y. 4 



June 8— 



1899. 
May 6- 

June 2 

15 

July 19 

27 

1900. 
April 16 
21 

1899. 
June 8- 



1899. 
Nov. 1- 



" G. H. Page, Treas. St. Paul's, Rowan. 9 76 

" J. C. Miller, Treas Bethel, Rowan . . 6 50 

" G. L. Dull, Treas. Augsburg Mission . 7 76 

" J. L. Shulenberger, Treas. Lutheran 

Chapel 5 95 

•' Capt. Jonas Cook, Treas. Holy Trinity. 370 

" Albemarle, Rev. P. L. Miller .... 3 50 

" Ritchfield " " " .... 2 20 

" Christ Church, " " " .... 1 80 

*' Norwood Lutherans, Rev. P. Miller . $ 2 00— $145 75 

Cr. 

By Chck to Paul S. Davia, Treas $ 69 27 

" Amountin bank 78 48 — $145 75 

The Professor's Salary. 

Dr. 

Am't. Finance Committee $ 88 89 

" In Bank 24 77 

" St. Luke's, R. W. Petrea 1 52 

" " " Davidson 1 50 

" Pilgrims 1 33 

" Reformation 50 

" Albemarle 1 60 

" Ritchfield 1 30 

" Christ 2 21 

" Holy Trinity -. . . 6 00 

Bethel, Stanly 93 

" St. James', Concord 12 50 

" Union 3 05 

" Christiana . . $ 2 45— $148 55 

Cr. 

By am't. Treas. Hon. H. S. Trout $ 115 18 

" Of Organ and Ebenezer aceptdin '99 1032 

In Bank $ 23 05— $148 55 

Pastor's Salary, Chestnut Hill Work. 

Dr. 

■Am't from Northern Conference $ 25 00 

" Rev. S. D. Steffey 3 00—$ 28 00 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 1 5 

Cr. 
By amount in bank — $ 28 00 

North Carolina College. 

1899. Dr. 

Am't in Bank $ 200 

" Finance Gommittee, for scholarship . 10 00 — $ 12 00 

1900. Cr. 

May 1 — By ammount in bank — $ 12 00 

Foreign Missions. 

1899. Dr - 

May 6 — Amount Finance Committee $ 196 99 

" In bank 48 62 

Oct. 30 " Int. on O. S. Gallimore note ... 16 83 

1900. 
April 12 " " ••' Rev. B. S. Brown's note . . $ 30 00— $292 44 

Cr. 

Tune 8— By Am't paid J. E. Cooper, Treas $ 245 61 

" In bank 46 83—1292 44 

Home Missions United Synod. 
Dr. 

May 6— Amount Finance Committee $ 42 36— $ 42 46 

Cr. 

June 8 — By amount paid J. E. Cooper, Treas .... — $ 42 46 

Church Extension. 
1899. Dr. 

May 4 — Amount Finance Committee $ 66 90 — $ 66 90 

Cr. 

June 8— By am't to Treasurer, Dr. M. L. Stevens . . — $ 66 90 

Edward Fullenwider Fund. 
1899. Dr. 

Sept. 28 — St. John's, Salisbury $ 600 

Oct. 6 St. Matthew's, Wilmington I 00 

Newberne " 1 00 

12 Ebenezer " 1 45 

16 St. Paul's, Rowan 3 50 

18 St. James', *' 8 45 

22 Bethel, " 2 50 



1 6 MINUTES OF 

24 St. Matthew's and Providence, Davie Mission 200 

St. Michael's . 2 00 

Amity 1 50 

25 St. Luke's, Davidson 1 50 

Pilgrims I 00 

Reformation . . 1 00 

26 St. Enoch's 5 00 

Trinity 3 50 

Nov. 1 St. Paul's, Wilmington 6 00 

4 Christ 1 00 

Albemarle Sunday School 2 50 

Mt. Zion 1 00 

St. Andrew's 2 00 

Centre Grove 1 25 

6 Grace . 2 54 

Luthers 1 00 

St. Peter's 1 55 

St. Matthew's 2 35 

15 St. Mark's, Charlotte 4 00 

23 Bethel, Stanly 1 50 

24 Lebanon 1 02 

28 Salem 2 00 

Dec. 2 Holy Trinity 5 00 

Amount overdrawn $ 23 89 — |ioo«oo 

1899. , Cr. 

Oct. 2 — By check $ 25 00 

Nov. 4 " 25 00 

Dec. 16 " 25 00 

1900. 

Feby. 26 " $ 25 00 — $100 00 

Respectfully, 

JAS. D. HEILIG. 

The report of the Executive Committee was received and 
referred to Committee. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee would reseectfully submit its Synodical 
report: 

Six meetings have been held during the year. Immediately after the 
first meeting held last year our Committee was deprived of its official 
head by the death of Rev. C. A. Rose. The work of the President then 
devolved upon Rev. C. B. Miller. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



17 



The following appropriations were made: 

To Mr. V. C. Ridenhour (beneficiary) $ 100 00 

" J. L,. Morgan " 100 00 

" Edward Fulenwider " 100 00 

" W. W. Kennerly " 50 00 

" P. E. Monroe (Forsyth Mission, four months 

beginning June 15, 1899) , 40 00 

Rev. P. L,. Miller (beginning July 17, 1899) .... 175 00 
" W. W.J. Ritchie (" Nov. 1, 1899) . . . . 150 00 
' R. L. Bame (one and one-half months in For- 
syth) 6 00 

1 W. A. Julian (two and one-half months to Oct. 

1st, 1899) 10 50 

" H. W. Jeffcoat (four months to May 1, 1900) . 16 67 

" W. B. Oney (to May 1, 1900) 175 00 

" C. A. Brown (to May 1, 1901) 125 00 

Mr. P. E. Monroe (to Aug. 25, 1900) 40 00 

Rev. P. J. Wade (to Sept. 15, 1900) 50 00 

Secretary's Service (per resolution of Synod) .... 15 00 
For Minute book, stationery, postage and printed 

matter for Executive Committee 13 40 



Total $1166 57 

The summary below will show Synod's indebtedness and the amount 
paid out to May 1, 1900: 

Appropriated. Paid. 

To Mr. V. C. Ridenhour (beneficiary) $ 100 00 $ 75 00 

" J. L. Morgan " 

" W. W. Kennerly 
" P. E. Monroe (to Sept. 15, 1899) 
Rev. P. Iy. Miller (Albemarle charge) 
" W. W. J. Ritchie (six months service) 
" R. L. Bame (one and one-half months service) 
" W. A. Julian (two and one-half months ser 

vice) 

H. W. Jeffcoat (to May 1st, 1900) 

" W. B. Oney (to May rst, 1900) 102 00 

" P.J. Wade ( " " " " 

Secretary's services 

Stationery, Minute Book, etc . . . 
Blank Parochial Reports 

Totals $ 703 37 $ 415 40 



100 00 


75 00 


50 00 


25 00 


40 00 


40 00 


138 55 


70 00 


75 00 




6 00 




10 50 




16 67 




102 00 


102 00 


3i 25 




15 00 


15 00 


13 4o 


13 4o 


5 00 





1 8 MINUTES OF 



SUMMARY. 



Amount appropriated to May ist, 1900 $ 703 37 

Amount paid " " " " 415 40 

Amount due $ 287 97 

It will be seen by referring to the Minutes of last year, (page 18) that 
Synod's indebtedness on appropriations was $430. 00, whereas, at this 
meeting we owe $287. 97; making a decrease in indebtedness of $142.03. 

The aim of the Executive Committee has been to retrench expenses as 
much as possible without crippling the work of Synod. To this end the 
appropriation to Burlington Mission was decreased $50.00, and St. 
Andrew's Charge $50.00. 

It was found necessary to appropriate $100.00 each to our Theological 
beneficiaries to enable them to attend our Southern Theological Semi- 
nary. This amount, however, is barely sufficient to cover actual ex- 
penses. One hundred dollars of this amount was asked as a special con- 
tribution from the various churches for Mr. Fullenwider, the Executive 
Committee not having that amount at its disposal. A circular letter was 
sent to the various churches asking for the amount opposite their names 
for the above purpose. 

Fifty dollars were asked from the two Conferences for Chestnut Hill 
Mission, and each Conference agreed to pay $25.00. The Northern Con- 
ference has paid its part in full. The Southern Conference has not yet 
reported. 

Owing to the stringent financial condition of Synod a circular letter 
was adrressed to pastors and churches last fall urging each congregation 
to promptly meet its assessment. 

Synod's Treasurer's report will show what response has been made to 
these letters. 

We congratulate ourselves in being able to state that the general work 
of the Synod is encouraging, and prophetic of larger development.- 

The labors of the Executive Committee have been pleasant to its mem- 
bers, and we trust greatly profitable to our beloved Church. 
Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, Chairman. 
L. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 

The President announced the following standing commit- 
tees: 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 1 9 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

i. On President's Report — Revs. R. C. Holland, V. Y. Boozer, 
Messrs. G. C. H. Hine and Edward Sifford. 

2. On State of the Church — Revs. A. G. Voigt, W. A. Lutz, 
R. L- Brown, M. J. Apthony, L. D. Peeler, W. L- Jenkins. 

j. On Church Institutions a?id Education — Revs. L. E. 
Busby, C. A. Brown, J. Q. Werts, Messrs. Prof. F. B. Brown 
and P. M. Brown. 

4.. 0?i Report of Executive Committee— Revs. Geo. H. Cox, 
W. W. J. Ritchie, E. W. Leslie, Messrs. Geo. W. Dry and 
Jenkins Peeler. 

5. On Minutes and Unfinished Business — Revs. H. N. Miller, 
P. J. Wade, S. D. Steffey, Messrs. R. A. Goodman and John 
A. Sloop. 

6. On Petitions a?id Excuses of Absentees — Rev. H. M. Brown, 
J. A. Linn, W. R. Ketchie, Messrs. D. A. Wiley, W. R. 
Misenheimer and J. A. Brown. 

7. On Vacancies — Revs. H. A. Trexler, R. A. Helms, 
Messrs. S. H. Hearne and J. D. Miller. 

8. On Finance — Messrs. C. T. Bernhardt, A. D. Wessell 
and John K. Patterson. 

p. On App} opriations — Revs. V. R. Stickley, P. L- Miller, 
H. W. JefTcoat and Mr. S. W. Winecoff. 

10. On Apportionment — Revs. V. Y. Boozer, H. N. Miller, 
R. A. Helmes, Messrs. V. I. Beck and E- L- Sloop. 

11. On Pastoral Districts— Rev . C. A. Brown, Geo. H. Cox, 
H. A. Trexler, and Mr. D. A. Fink. 

The Ex-Secretary's report was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF EX-SECRETARY OF SYNOD. 

The minutes of last session were printed by the Lutheran Publica- 
tion Board, at $1.30 per page for 2,000. 

The contract has been given to the same company for printing 2,000 
copies of this session's minutes at $ 1.30 per page. 

The minutes are to be ready in two weeks after copy is in printer's 
hands. 

L. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 



20 MINUTES OF 

HOURS FOR SESSIONS OF SYNOD. 

The hours of from 9 to 12 o'clock A. M., and from 2 to 5.30 
P. M., were set apart for holding the business sessions of 
Synod. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 



SECOND SESSION. 

Friday, May 5TH, 9 A. M. 

Synod was opened with divine service, conducted by Rev. 
E. W. Leslie. Minutes of previous session were read and 
approved. 

Hon. H. C. McAllister, President of the Board of Trustees 
of North Carolina College, was received as an advisory 
member. 

The report of the Committee on Petitions and Absentees 
was received, considered by them, and adopted. 

RFPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PETITIONS AND ABSENTEES. 

Your Committee, into whose hands were placed the letters and petitions 
of Synod, have carefully examined the same, and beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

No. 1 is a petition from the Council of Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran 
congregation situated on Chestnut Hill, Salisbury, N. C. , asking to be 
received into connection with the North Carolina Synod. Upon the 
assurance that the congregation have adopted a constitution in harmony 
with the constitution of the North Carolina Synod, we recommend that 
their request be granted. 

No. 2 is a letter from the Joint Council of Christ's and Mt. Zion's con- 
gregations asking to be formed into a pastorate. We recommend that 
this matter be referred to the Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

No. 3 is a petition from Faith Evangelical Lutheran congregation, ask- 
ing to be received into connection with the North Carolina Synod. Your 
committee being assured that they have adopted a constitution in har- 
mony with that of the North Carolina Synod, recommend that they be 
received. 

No. 4 is a very gratifying communication from Frieden's Evangelical 
Lutheran congregation, expressing a desire to accept the invitation of 
Synod extended to them at Burlington, N. C, 1898, and reiterated at the 
Synod at Salisbury, 1899, to return to the Synod and co-operate in its 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 21 

work. Breathing, as it does, the Spirit of the Master, your committee 
recommend that Synod unanimously welcome their return, that their 
communication be read in open Synod, and that their request, that the 
same be published in the Minutes of synod be granted. 

No. 5 are letters from Revs. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., W. H. Cone, G. F. 
Schaeffer, J. H. Fesperman, T. H. Strohecker, E. P. Parker, B. S. 
Brown, C. L. T. Fisher, and C. B. Fox, .expressing their regret at not 
being able to attend Synod, and asking to be excused. Your committee 
recommend that they be excused. With reference to the letters of Revs. 
Cone and Schaeffer, we note that they inclose each five dollars for 
Synod's Treasury, the latter requesting that his contribution be equally 
divided between Home and Foreign Missions. In the case of Bro. 
Fesperman, we recommend that his letter be read before Synod, and that 
suitable action be taken by Synod. 

No. 6 is a communication from Rev. L K. Probst, Secretary of the 
Board of Missions of the United Synod, expressing his appreciation of 
the co-operation of our Synod in the General Mission work and his 
regrets at not being able to attend the Synod on account of affliction in his 
family, and requesting that Synod reaffirm its action of the last meeting 
of Synod, as found on page 33 of the minutes. We recommend that 
Synod readopt the resolution referred to. 

No. 7 is a letter from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Superintendent of the Or- 
phanage, calling the attention of Synod to the printing department of 
the Home, asking the patronage of our people. We recommend it to the 
favorable consideration of our people. 

No. 8 is a letter from Anna B. Mahood, Superintendent Sunday School 
Department of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, in accordance 
with the plan of the London Sunday School Times, asking that this 
Synod set apart the 4th Sunday in November as Temperance Dav. We 
recommend that the matter be referred to the consideration of the indi- 
vidual pastors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. BROWN. 

D. W. WILEY. 

W. R. MISENHEIMER. 

JOS. A. BROWN. 

J. A. LINN. 

W. R. KETCHIE. 

Under item five the President appointed Revs. H. M. 
Brown, H. A. Trexler and V. Y. Boozer a committee to con- 
vey to Rev. J. H. Fesperman the sympathy, prayers and fra- 
ternal regard of Synod. 



22 MINUTES OF 

LETTER FROM FRIEDEN'S CONGREGATION. 

April i, 1900. 

At a congregational meeting of Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church 
for the consideration of resolutions looking to the return of said church 
to the North Carolina Synod, Jacob Wagoner was called to the chair 
and C. A. Tickle requested to act as secretary, when the following pre- 
amble and resolutions were unanimously adopted by the congregation: 

Whereas,. North Carolina Synod has acknowledged at its called 
session in 1894 that Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church and congre- 
gation was excluded from connection with said Synod; and 

Whereas, The said Synod at its session in Burlington in 1898 passed 
a resolution inviting us (Frieden's congregation) to return to Synod and 
work with it and did also reaffirm the same resolution at its session in 
Salisbury in 1898, and 

Whereas, We believe our sphere of usefulness would be enlarged by 
uniting with some Synodical body, and as Frieden's congregation is one 
of the mother congregations of North Carolina Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod, and as a mother cannot discard her offspring, but is drawn there 
to by sacred ties; be it therefore 

Resolved, 1st. That while we do not endorse Synod's actions in regard 
to our congregation we accept its invitation to return and work for the 
Lord. 

2nd. That all bitterness, malice, wrangling and evil speaking be laid 
aside, and that we forgive one another as God for Christ sake hath for- 
given us. 

3rd. That a copy of this preamble and resolutions be inserted in the 
Minutes of Synod. 

JACOB WAGONER, Chairman. 
C. A. GICKLE, Secretary. 

The report of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Col- 
lege was read and referred. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: 

Dear Brethren: I have the pleasure to report that the college has 
. been kept open another year, during which fifty-six students have been en- 
\ rolled, one half of which are in the college classes; there will be three 
1 graduates at the end of the present session. I have in my hands the res- 
ignation of three members of the Board of Trustees, consequently there 
are three vacancies to fill at this Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. MCALLISTER, 

Chairman of Board. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 23 

The report of Committee on Theological Seminary was read 
and referred. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Report of Representatives on Board of Directors from North Carolina 
Synod: 

Students enrolled during present session, 13, of whom four are from 
North Carolina Synod, three from South Carolina Synod, two from 
Southwest Virginia Synod, three from Tennessee Synod, and one from 
Georgia Synod. 

Two are graduates of Roanoke College, four of North Carolina College, 
and seven of Newberry College. 

They are classified as follows: Junior Class, nine; Middle Class, three, 
and Senior Class, one. 

The students from North Carolina Synod are all in the Junior Class, 
their names are Edward Fulenwider, J. L. Morgan, Chas. A. Philips and 
V. C Ridenhour, of whom President Morehead writes as follows: These 
four young men have, without exception, given proof of faithfulness as 
students and of consecrated ability, such as give good promise of their 
becoming "workmen that need not be ashame." 

The property of the Seminary has undergone improvements during the 
past year to the extent of $2,500, the same having been fully met by the 
liberality of the Charleston people. The Seminary property is absolutely 
free of debt, and the buildings and grounds present a handsome appear- 
ance, and are well adopted to the purposes of the Theological Seminary. 

The students are provided with neatly furnished rooms free of charge, 
and board is secured at the moderate price of eight dollars per month. 

President Morehead writes: 
To the Committee on Literary Institutions North Carolina Synod: 

Albemarle, N. C. 

Dear Brethren: "Before another meeting of your body, we hope to 
have a published catalogue to place in your hands, to give full informa- 
tion in regard to the Theological Seminary of our Southern Church. In 
the absence of such printed matter, I beg leave to suggest for your con- 
sideration the following points which need emphasis: 

1. "The Theological Seminary has made good progress during the past 
year. Thirteen students have been in attendance during the current 
session. The Lutherans of Charleston have completed the improvements 
planned, the Seminary property as it new stands being valued at between 
ten and fifteen thousand dollars. Two vears ago the Theological Semi- 
nary was without home or local property. Here is a cause for devout 
thankfulness to God! 



24 MINUTES OF 

2. ' 'The Seminary is the creature of the Church established for a specific 
purpose. Its work is the training of the Ministry of the Word and Sacra- 
ments. It is noteworthy that the returns to the Church for the money 
inherited in the Seminary are immediate and permanent. The graduates 
of our own institutions, trained in sympathy with our own peculiar field 
and our own church institutions, are going into the pastorates of our 
district synods to the life-work of the ministry. 

3. "The absolute necessity of the Theological Seminary to the Southern 
Lutheran Church becomes more and more apparent. The desirableness 
and well-being of a country depend upon the development of home 
resources and enterprises. In the Southland, we must have our own 
industrial development, our colleges for men and women, our science and 
literature, if we perform our part in the progress of the republic. Dare 
we, as a Lutheran Church, neglect the firm establishment of a Theological 
Seminary, which shall be the centre of sacred learning, religious thought 
and positive Christian influence? Surely not, if we would not be left 
behind in the race, but meet the opportunities before the Church of the 

Reformation in our field. 

4. "The endowment, therefore, is a matter of great moment at this 
time. By this means alone can the difficulties of the situation be met. 
Hence we look with hope and earnest purpose to the promised plan for 
the endowment of the institution. 

"The loyalty of the North Carolina Synod in the past to the Southern 
Theological Seminary has been a cause of profound gratitude and definite 
encouragement to those immediately engaged in the Seminary work. 
With thankfulness to God, it is recognized that your faithfulness is bear- 
ing fruit in the progress of the institution. The chief needs of the Semi- 
nary now are (1) the prompt and full meeting of apportionments for 
current expenses, on the part of all the district synods; and (2) the 
considerable increase of the endowment of the Seminary, so that a second 
professor may be secured and permanent adequate establishment be put 
beyond doubt." 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND. 
J. D. HEILIG. 

The report of the Board of Trustees of Mount Amcena 
Seminary was read and referred. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF MOUNT AMCENA SEMINARY. 

Fathers and Brethren: Another year with all its changes and 
vicissitudes has passed away, and, through the mercy of God, I am 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 25 

again permitted to present you with the annual report of Mount Amoena 
Female Seminary. 

The institution has been conducted throughout the year without inter- 
ruption and with entire satisfaction to all concerned. 

The general health of the students has been good, though there has 
been quite an unusually large number called away on account of sickness 
or death in their home. • 

The diligence and progress of the students have been commendable, 
and the faithfulness of the faculty all that could be asked. 

The enrollment has not been so large this year as it was last on account 
of the discontinuance of the primary department, and while we feel sure 
that its discontinuance was a step in the right direction for the best in- 
terests of the Seminary, yet we know that, thereby, the town is deprived 
of the educational advantages it should have for its little children; and 
we may, therefore, be under the necessity of re-opening in the near 
future. 

Three States, North and South Carolina and Georgia; and fourS3 T nods, 
the North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Synods, are 
represented in the school, besides numbers of other pupils from other 
denominations. 

Sixteen congregations, or about one-third of our Synod, are represented 
in the Seminary, while seven congregations have members of the grad- 
uating class. 

The commencement exercises will be held from May 26th to 28th, in- 
clusive, with the Baccalaurate sermon by Rev. W. A. L,utz; the Mission- 
ar3' address by Rev. H. A. McCullough, and the graduating exercises 
and meeting of the Board of Trustees on Monday the 28th. 

In the way of improvements we have, this year, deepened the well, 
thereby securing an ample supply of water for all purposes. 

Two vacancies in the Board are to be filled. 

Altogether the year has been very encouraging and the prospects for 
the future are bright and cheering. 

For the sake of appearances, as well as for the healthfulness of the 
institution, the Seminary buildings are in need of being re-painted. This 
will entail an expenditure of something like $ 150. 

The present principals have already expended more than $700 of their 
own private funds for improvements upon the Synod's property, for 
which they have asked no remuneration, and for which the Synod should 
be profoundly grateful. But it is unjust to ask or expect them to con- 
tinue thus. 

We, therefore, ask that Synod officially express its approval of the 
management of the institution and its appreciation of the self-sacrificing 
labors of the principals, and that it authorize the taking of a collection 



26 MINUTES OF 

in every congregation during the month of June for the purpose of re- 
painting the Seminary buildings, the work to be done before the begin- 
ning of the next Seminary year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
President of Board. 

Reports on the State of the Church were read and referred. 

Revs. Busby and Boozer, and Prof. F. B. Brown were 
appointed a Committee to compile the Parochial reports. 

Rev. C. M. Gentry, Methodist; Rev. N. A. Richardson, 
Methodist, were received as visiting members. 

On motion, 10 o'clock to-morrow morning was fixed as the 
time to consider the report of the Committee on Bids for the 
location of North Carolina College. 

Synod adjourned, pending the hearing of reports on the 
State of the Church, with prayer by Rev. Robert C. Hol- 
land, D. D. 



THIRD SESSION. 

Friday, May 4TH, 2.30 P. M. 

Synod opened with prayer by Rev. V. R. Stickley. Hear- 
ing reports on the State of the Church resumed. 

On motion, Mr. E. H. Aull, Superintendent Lutheran Pub- 
lication Board, Prof. Edgar Bowers, acting President of North 
Carolina College, and Mr. James P. Cook, were received as 
advisory members. Rev. J. A. McKeil, Baptist, was received 
as a visiting member. 

Nine o'clock to-morrow morning was fixed as the time to 
hear a report from Mr. E- H. Aull, Superintendent Lutheran 
Publication Board. 

The report of the Committee on Church Institutions and 
Education was received, considered by items, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS AND 
EDUCATION, 

We, the committee, have had" placed in our hands reports from the 
various educational institutions usually considered by Synod. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 27 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees reports that the college has | 
prosecuted its work effectively during the session, with 57 students en- 
rolled, one-half of whom are in the college classes. Three young men 
graduate at close of session. Three vacancies occur on the Board, which 
Synod will fill at this meeting. 

SOUTHERN LUTHERAN THEOLOeiCAL SEMINARY. 

The work of the session has been prosperous, with 13 students in at- 
tendance, four of whom are from North Carolina Synod. These four 
are graduates of the North Carolina College and members of the Junior 
Class in the Seminary. These young men are diligentjin their studies, 
upright in their deportment and give promise of splendid service for the 
church. 

It is gratifying to note the improvement of the property mentioned in 
the report of the representatives of our Synod on the Board of Directors. 

We earnestly commend this institution to the hearty support of all 
our congregations, and we urge them to meet promptly their apportion- 
ment for the support of the theological professors. 

MOUNT AMCENA FEMALE SEMINARY. 

1. From the report we learn that the Seminary has had a prosperous 
session. Earnest and painstaking efforts have been put forth by the 
faculty and students, and the prospects for future work are encouraging. 
A slight decrease in students has resulted from the discontinuance of the 
primary department; but it is likely that this department will be re- 
opened next session. Students are present from three States, and four 
Synods are represented. There will be eight graduates this year. The 
commencement is May 26-28 Two vacancies on the Board are to be 
filled. 

2. The Chairman of the Board asks Synod to express its approval of 
the management of the institution, and its appreciation of the self-sacri- 
ficing labors of the principals. We recommend the adoption of this 
item. 

3. That Synod authorize the taking of a collection in every congrega- 
tion during the month of June for the purpose of re-painting the Semi- 
nary buildings, the cost of which is estimated at $150. We refer this 
item to the action of the Sonod. 

ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 

This institution has had a most successful session. The students and 

faculty have enjoyed good health. Earnest and thorough work has been 

accomplished in all departments. The high standard in the college 

course sustained by this well equipped institution, >its fine college build- 



28 MINUTES OF 

ing, and healthful location are attracting the attention of those seeking a 
liberal education, and should be regarded by the North Carolina Synod 
with favor and admiration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. BUSBY. 

C. A. BROWN. 

J. Q. WERTZ. 

F. B. BROWN. 

P. M. BROWN. 

Under section (3) item 3d the following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the Synod ask the churches to take a collection for the 
repainting of the building of Mont Amcena Seminary in the month of 
June, or as soon thereafter as convenient 

The report of the Committee on Pastoral Districts was 
received, considered by items, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

We, your Committee on Pastoral Districts, recommend the following 
pastoral arrangements: 

1. That Mt. Zion, Chestnut Hill, and Christ, (Spencer), constitute a 
pastorate, and be made a Mission of Synod. 

2. That. Albemarle, Bethel, Mt. Zion, (Stanlev), and Luther's constitute 
a pastorate. 

3. That Holy Trinity, Prosperity and Cold Water constitute a pastorate. 

4. That St Luke's and Concordia constitute a pastorate. 

5 That Immanuel and Faith be left to make their own arrangements 
during the present Synodical year. 

6. That Frieden's and St. Paul's, Guilford, be constituted a pastorate. 

C. A BROWN. 
G. H. COX. 

H. A. TREXLER. 

D. A. FINK. 

It was moved that Rev. C. K. Lippard, Missionary-elect to 
Japan, be requested to address Synod to-morrow night after 
the address of Rev. E. W. L,eslie. 

Rev. M. C. Arrorwood, of the Presbyterian Church, was 
received as a visiting member. 

Mr. John E- Shaver was excused from further attendance 
upon Synod. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 29 

Synod adjourned, pending the reading of report on Petitions 
and Absentees, with prayer by Rev. II. N. Miller. 



FOURTH SESSION. 

Saturday, 9.30 A. M., May 5TH. 

Synod was opened with Divine Service conducted by Rev. 
A. G. Voigt, D. D. Minutes of previous sessions were read 
and adopted. 

Mr. C. G. Heilig, member of the Board of Trustees of 
North Carolina College, was received as an advisory member. 

The president announced the following committees: 

Committee to Nominate Trustees of North Carolina College 
—Revs. J. Q. Wertz, H. N. Miller, and C. B King. 

Committee to Nominate Trustees of Mont xAmoena Female 
Seminary — Revs. L. E. Busby, H. M. Brown, andW. A. L,utz. 

Committee to Nominate Speakers for next Annual Meeting 
—Revs. J. A. Eiun, H. W. Jeffcoat, and W. W. J. Ritchie. 

Committee to Nominate Executive Committee — Revs. A. G. 
Voigt, C. A. Brown, and S. D. Steffey. 

According to appointment, Mr. E. H. Aull, Superintendent 
Lutheran Publication Board, presented the object and claims 
of the Board. The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That we have heard with pleasure the address of Mr. E. H. 
Aull, Superintendent of the Lutheran Publication Board of the United 
Synod; and we commend to all our congregations the work that the 
Board is doing in the interest of our Southern Lutheran Church. 

The report of the Committee on Executive Committee's 
Report was received, considered by items, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REPORT OF THE EXECU- 
TIVE COMMITTEE. 

We, your committee, on the report of the Executive Committee of 
Synod find that the full amount appropriated for the work of Synod up 
to May 1, 1900, is $703.37, and that the amount paid on the same is 
$415.40, thereby showing a deficit of $287.97, which is $142.03 less than 
was the indebtedness one year ago. Your committee hereby expresses its 
gratification at this good showing and its approbation of the wise and 
economical management of the Synod's fund. 



30 MINUTES OF 

We recommend that the Executive Committee for the coming year 
continue the same policy of curtailing expenses wherever it can be done 
without crippling the work. 
* The Synod has already heard with great satisfaction of the good name 
and character of our beneficiaries at the Theological Seminary, and we 
recommend that the Executive CorumiUee's action in making appro- 
priations for their assistance be heartily approved by Synod. But we 
wish to express a doubt of the wisdom of going beyond the funds in the 
hands of Synod so as to necessitate the call for special contributions in 
addition to the regular apportionment for the work. 

We recommend that Synod express its appreciation and thanks for the 
faithful manner in which the Executive Committee has performed its 
arduous duties. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX. 
W. W. J. RITCHIE. 
E W. LESLIE. 
GEO. W. DRY. 
JENKINS A. PEELER. 

Rev. R. L,- Patterson and Mr. J. C. Lingle were received as 
advisory members of Synod. 

The appointed time having arrived, the Committee on Bids 
for the I,ocation of North Carolina College, made their report, 
which was received and considered by items. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON BIDS FOR THE LOCA- 
TION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

At the called convention of the North Carolina Sj'nod, held in Salis- 
bur}% February, 1900, your committee was instructed to take charge of all 
the papers submitted to said convention relative to the question of the 
location of North Carolina College; and to present at this convention a 
report for the action of this body. We have, after carefully weighing the 
subject involved, agreed to submit the following: 

1. The overture from the Tennessee Synod proposing a consolidation 
of North Carolina and Lenoir Colleges, is in terms as follows: 

Overture from the Tennessee Synod. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Charlotte, N. C: 

Dear Brother: At a recent meeting of the committee appointed at 
the last meeting of the Tennessee Synod to confer with your committee 
of the North Carolina Synod in regard to uniting North Carolina and 
Lenoir Colleges, the following action was taken: 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 3 1 

i. That owing to the recent location of Lenoir at Hickory, and its 
prosperous condition we could entertain no proposition for its removal 
elsewhere. 

2. That we are unwilling and do not make any bid for the North Caro- 
lina College unless your committee has thoroughly and permanently 
decided the question of its removal from Mt. Pleasant, N. C. We do not 
desire to be party to any unpleasantness. 

3. In case you have so decided we offer: 

(a). A gift of ten thousand dollars, the same being a half interest in 
Lenoir College buildings, and campus and avenue, containing twenty- 
three acres,' the same being not more than par value. 

(b). Six hundred dollars in twelve building lots now selling at $100 
each, the same being half their value. 

4. Equal representation on Board of Trustees, etc. 

5. All of our moral support and whatever advantage there may be in 
uniting with a school in successful operation and in a live and growing 
town. 

Our school now has enrolled 10}, eighty-five of whom are in the college 
classes. 

Of course this offer is conditional upon the adoption of articles of co- 
operation in case you should decide to accept it. 

We pray for the furtherance of the educational interests of our people 
in this State, and fraternally submit the above to your prayerful con- 
sideration. 

W. A. DEATON. 
k. A. YODER. 
C. L. MILLER. 
Dallas, N. C, October 28, 1899. 

(a). In regard to this proposition we would say, that we deemed it our 
duty to visit Lenoir College, and have an interview with the committee 
having the proposition in charge, which we did on the 6th of March last. 
We were courteously received by the President of the College, and the 
committee aforesaid, and given all needed information, and we are of 
opinion that the statements contained in the overture in regard to the 
property are substantially correct. The property is owned and the insti- 
tution controlled by the Tennessee Synod. The entire indebtedness of 
the institution is $ 4, 600. 00, of which $4,000 being in the form of personal 
obligations, we are assured will be liquidated by the present management. 
The property is unencumbered except by a mortgage of $500. The school 
is paying running expenses, having seven instructors and a catalogue 
enrollment this session of 130, including a young ladies department, and 
a primary department. In response to our inquiry we were informed 
that there is no legal obstacle to perpetuating the name of North Caro- 



32 MINUTES OF 

lina College should the consolidation be consummated; and furthermore 
that instruction in Theology given to advanced students is a temporary 
provision, and not an established feature of the institution. 

(b) In response to this overture we would recommend the adoption of 
the fol 1 owing resolutions: 

Resolved, i. That the Synod of North Carolina is gratified at the spirit 
of fellowship in educational work involved in this overture and desires 
cordially to reciprocate the same, believing that the proposed consolidation 
of the colleges carries with it the prophecy of a more intimate relation of 
the two synods. 

Resolved, 2. That while we are encouraged by the prospect of mutual 
benefit to result in a union of our colleges if properly consummated and 
harmoniously preserved, we are barred from a practical consideration of 
the same, the present time because of the dissimilar relation of the North 
Carolina and the Tennessee Synods to the United Synod. 

Resolved, 3. That the idea of joint ownership of the college by the two 
synods involves possible difficulties in control, management, and support 
which might hinder, rather than promote its normal development and 
the service in behalf of the Church, which it might attain under the con- 
trol of a single synod; and therefore, however, favorably we might be 
in sentiment, disposed in behalf of consolidation, we are admonished to 
refrain from decisive action at this time. 

Resolved, 4. That a committee be appointed on behalf of this Synod to 
communicate further with the Tennassee Synod, or its committee, and if- 
the indication of Providence shall appear favorable, to order its action in 
the line of the consolidation of the two synods into one homogenious 
body, whereby the interests of all the churches in North Carolina, as well 
as our institutions, shall rest upon the hearts of all our people, and the 
welfare of our common cause be more largely accomplished. 

2. In regard to the paper presented on behalf of certain citizens of 
Mount Pleasant, in so far as the same is a protest against the sale of the 
college property in Mount Pleasant, we would suggest, that while the 
removal of the college does not necessarily involve said sale, that said 
protest be filed for consideration when the question of sale becomes a real 
issue in the negotiations for removal, if said negotiations shall ever be 
reached. 

In so far as said paper is an appeal to Synod to reconsider its action at 
last regular convention looking to a removal of the college, we recom- 
mend the adoption of the following resolutions: 

Resolved, 1. That in view of the fact that the Synod, after invoking 
divine guidance did almost unanimously resolve to solicit bids for a new 
location, whereby propositions have been solicited and made in good 
faith, and in view of the fact that said propositions are now under con- 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 33 

sideration, it is the duty of Synod to follow the leadings of Providence in 
the way now opened, rather than summarily foretell the same. 

Resolved, 2. That this Synod, not unmindful of the sacred duty to the 
college, which has been the child of her progress and fostering care in 
the past, cannot but be deeply concerned in its behalf in the trying 
experience of the present; and that, whatever its location, it will receive 
her earnest solicitude and prayerful devotion. 

3. The city of Salisbury has filed with the committee a substitute for 
the paper originally presented, and it reads as follows: 
To the Committee on Bids of North Carolina College: 

We, the undersigned committee, in behalf of the citizens of Salisbury, 
N. C, do hereby make the following bid in order to secure North Caro- 
lina College for Salisbury, N. C. : 

I. We agree to donate one dollar for every dollar of the actual valua- 
tion of the college plant, which we assume to be worth twenty (#20,000) 
thousand dollars, as follows: 

Movable property, including "chemical and physical apparatus," lib- 
rary and furniture, etc., five ($5,003) thousand dollars. 

Cash Endowment Fund invested five ($5,000) thousand dollars, and 
unpaid Endowment Funds ten (10,000) thousand dollars, making a total 
of twenty ($20,000) thousand dollars. 

We agree to supplement this amount by twenty ($20,000) thousand dol- 
lars as follows: 

Sixteen acres of land in fee simple for a site most eligibly located in 
the incorporate limits of Salisbury, N. C, in the north eastern section of 
the city, within easy reach of churches, postoffice, business houses, de- 
pot, etc., worth in actual cash value seven ($7,000) thousand dollars and 
the balance in cash, thirteen ($13,000) thousand dollars, making a total of 
twenty ($20,000) thousand dollars. 

II. In addition to the above the city agrees to extend and macadamize 
Fulton Street from Inniss Street through the college property, which 
improvement will cost not less than $1,000. 

III. This offer is made on condition that the city shall, through its 
Building Committee (in joint co-operation with a similar committee from 
Synod, if desired) expend the said $13,000 on a suitable main, college 
building on the above site; and have the same ready for occupancy on or 
before November 1, 1900, at which time the next session shall open. 
IJThe committee are of the opinion that the above amount can be raised 
and passed a resolution to make this offer, but this of course is subject to 
subscriptions being paid. Respectfully, 

S. F. LORD, 
Chairman of Committee. 
Salisbury, N. C„ May 1, 1900, 



34 MINUTES OF 

We, the undersigned committee, agree to guarantee trie collection of 
the $13,000, if above proposition is accepted. 

S. F. LORD. 

JOHN S. HENDERSON. 

L. E. BUSBY. 

D. L. GOSKILL. 

CLINT N. BROWN. 

Resolved, 1. That the committee be instructed to request the citizens 
of Salisbury to hold their bid open for Synod for a year. 

2. That the whole matter be referred back to the committee to be re- 
ported on at the next meeting of Synod. 

3. That in the meantime steps be taken to continue North Carolina 
College, provided the Synod be involved in no pecuniary liability. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 
CHAS. B. MILLER. 
V. Y. BOOZER. 

Items 1 and 2 were adopted. Items 3 and 4, referring to 
Lenoir College, were deferred for the present. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of the report on 
the location of North Carolina College, with prayer by Rev. 
V. Y. Boozer. 



FIFTH SESSION. 

2.30 P. M. May 5TH. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. Robert C. Hol- 
land, D. D. 

The discussion on the report of the location of North Caro- 
lina College was resumed. 

After a lengthy discussion the following resolution offered 
by Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., was adopted in regard to item 
III — on Salisbury's bid, viz. : 

Resolved, "That the Committee on Bids be instructed to request the 
citizens of Salisbury to hold their bid open for Synod for one year; that 
the whole matter be referred back to the committee to be reported on at 
the next annual meeting of Synod; that in the meantime steps be taken 
to continue North Carolina College, provided the Synod be involved in 
no pecuniary liability." 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 35 

The Secretary was requested by Synod to have the report of 
the Committee on Bids for the Location of North Carolina College 
printed in the Minutes in the order in which it was presented, 
so that the Church would be fully informed concerning the 
Synod's action on this subject. 

On motion of Rev. Iy. E. Busby, the following resolution 
was adopted: 

Resolved, "That the Committee on Bids for the Location of North 
Carolina College be continued, and that said committee bring in a report 
at the next annual meeting." 

The report of the Committee on finance was received and 
adopted. 

REPORT .OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submit the following: 
Examined the Treasurer's Report, with vouchers; and find the same 
correct. 

Attached is itemized statement of receipts from congregations, also 
have Treasurer's receipts for amount paid over as follows: 

Cash $ 792 61 

Receipts .... 604 01 

Total $1396 62 

C. T. BERNHEIM. 
A. D. WESSELL. 
JNO. K. PATTERSON. 



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5 12 
1 00 
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1 50 

2 00 
2 00 
5 00 
5 00 












/Bethel 


12 00 
15 00 


7 00 
7 00 


3 00 
9 25 


3 00 
9 25 




6 35 
12 8; 


Monroe, P. E 

Busby, L. E 


1 St. Paul's , 
Forsyth Mission. 
St. John's 


20 00 

3 00 
3 00 

1 00 
3 00 

2 00 
6 00 
2 00 


20 00 

4 00 
3 00 






33 31 
2 75 
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17 60 
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2 85 


1 15 


3 00 

1 00 
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Brown, H. M 


1 Zion y 2 




(.St. Paul's. 

St. Paul's 

St. Matthew's . . . 
St. Matt., Davie.. 






2 00 
1 00 


1 50 
50 

2 10 








Bernheim, G. D., . . 
Helms, R. A 


4 90 




2 00 
1 00 












Jeffcoat, H. W 


Mt. Zion, Rowan. 






























$506 18 


$334 56 


$152 61 


$69 29 


$113 98 


$73 °4 


$152 9 s 


$1396 62 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 37 

The report of committee on Statistics was received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS. 

Churches. Act. Mem. Non-Act. Mem. Baptized Mem. 

Organ 259 85 590 

Ebenezer 113 10 234 

St. Matthew's (Rowan) ... 155 155 310 

St. Peter's 217 20 237 

Lutheran Chapel 203 250 

St. Mark's (China Grove) . . . 150 20 200 

Centre Grove 100 125 

St. Andrew's 80 20 125 

Mt. Hermon 71 90 

Bethany (Stokes) 25 1 31 

Nazareth 67 27 132 

Shiloh 44 8 60 

Hopewell 7 , 14 

Bethany (Davidson) 27 8 39 

Cold Water 46 55 

St. John's (Cab.) 303 100 500 

Holy Trinity 153 35 272 

New Bethel 149 20 257 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) .... 148 46 268 

St. Matthew's (Wil.) ... 48 13 69 

St. Matthews (Davie) .... 28 8 47 

Providence (Davie) .... 18 ... 23 61 

Macedonia 55 40 131 

Peace 55 74 

Union 205 64 417 

Christiana 115 16 246 

St. Paul's (Rowan) 285 40 462 

Bethel 152 21 254 

St. Paul's (Wil.) 333 i 5 480 

Low's 175 48 263 

Richland 45 14 89 

St. Paul's (Alamance) .... 55 5 81 

Zion {%) 20 6 40 

Albemarle 27 4 52 

Mt. Zion (Richfield) 40 14 66 

Christ 20 17 60 

St. Enoch's 294 394 

Trinity 74 124 



38 MINUTES OF 

Emanuel 45 2 82 

Prosperity 59 24 83 

St. Luke's 66 24 108 

Concordia 124 45 ...... . 204 

St. Stephen's 134 4 138 

Mt. Olive 129 14 223 

St. Luke's (Davidson) .... 163 20 233 

Pilgrim 58 7 85 

Faith 56 102 

Mt. Zion (Chestnut H) . . . . 54 74 

Reformation 21 25 

St. John's (Salisbury) .... 262 78 440 

St. Paul's (Asheville) 35 ■ • • • - 23 99 

St. James (Concord) 285 1 381 

St. Michael's 212 2 230 

St. Paul's (Iredell) 35 2 46 

Amity 29 10 46 

Grace 189 10 260 

Salem 134 5 190 

Lebanon 34 49 

Luther's 40 15 65 

Augsburg 95 18 169 

Mt. Carmel 

Frieden's 150 100 300 



Total 6870 1297 10831 

Total Communicant Membership 8167 

Total Baptized Members 10,831 

Your committee would respectfully suggest that the figures are only 
approximately correct, on account of inadequate data. By this count it 
will be seen that there has been a net gain of about 822 communicant 
members during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. BUSBY. 
V. Y. BOOZER. 
F. B. BROWN. 

Rev. C. A. Brown, Rev. V. Y. Boozer and Mr. W. N. 
Misenheimer were elected Trustees of North Carolina College. 

Revs. P. J. Wade and E. W. Leslie were elected Trustees of 
Mont Atnoena Seminary. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 39 

SIXTH SESSION. 

9 O'clock A. M., May 7TH. 

Synod opened with divine service conducted by Rev. W. W. 
J. Ritchie. 

The Minutes of yesterday's sessions were read, corrected and 
approved. 

The report of the Committee on Vacancies was received and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

We, your committee on Vacancies, would report the following churches 
vacant: 

1. St. Luke's and Concordia. 

2. St. Stephen's and Mt. Olive. 

3. Union and Christiana. 

4. The Forsyth Mission. 

5. The Davie Mission. 

6. Immanuel, Luther's and Prosperity. 

We are informed that St Luke's and Concordia have called a pastor, 
and that St. Steven's and Mt. Olive are making arrangements to call a 
pastor as soon as possible, and also Union and Christiana are looking 
forward to the calling of a pastor soon. Immanuel, Luther's and Pros- 
perity are already provided for. 

We recommend that the Forsyth and the Davie Missions be placed 
under the care of the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully, submitted. 

H. A. TREXLER. 
R. A. HELMS. 
S H. HEONNE. 
J. D. MILLER. 

The following was adopted in regard to the changes made 
in Pastoral Districts, namely, that the Presidents of the Con- 
ferences be instructed to notify the congregations concerned in 
the changes made in forming new pastorates. 

The report of Committe on Appropriations was received, con- 
sidered by items, and adopted as a whole. 



40 MINUTES OF 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

The Committee find $1,396.62 paid by the different pastorates during 
the year. 

Synodical fund $506 18 

Home Missions . • . . 334 56 

Beneficiary Education 152 61 

Home Missions of United Synod 69 29 

Foreign Missions of " •' 113 98 

Orphan's fund 73 04 

Theological Professor's salary 142 96 

1. We recommend the payment of the following indebtedness: 

Lutheran Publication Board, printing Minutes $104 74 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer, balance on salary 20 00 

" W. W. J. Ritchie, balance on salary 75 00 

4 * P. L. Miller 93 54 

" P. J. Wade 33 33 

" R. L. Bame 6 00 

" H. W. Jeffcoat 16 67 

" R. L. Brown 50 00 

Davie Mission 50 00 

Parochial blanks 5 00 

Interest on $800.00 ; . 48 00 

For Prof, salary in Theological Seminary, (the deficit of the three 

hundred the full apportion of this Synod) 15004 

Beneficiary fund: 

To V. C. Ridenhour, Beneficiary $ 25 00 

To J. L. Morgan, " 25 00 

To W. W. Kennedy, " 25 00 

We recommend that after the following expenses are met, that any 
amount in Synodical fund be paid to Church Extensions: 

2. We recommend the following: 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be asked to provide work, if 
possible, for our Theological students during their summer vacation. 

1. That the remaining funds for Beneficiary Education and Missions 
be turned over to Executive Committee for disposal, in their judgment 
and wisdom. 

3. We recommend that our congregations be urged to send their appor- 
tionment for Beneficiary Education to the Treasurer at as early day as 
possible, that our students may be able to return to the institutions at 
the opening of the session. 

4. We recommend $15.00 salary of Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. R. STICKLEY. 
P. L. MILLER. 
H. W. JEFFCOAT. 
S. W. WINECOFF. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 4 1 

The report of the Board of Church Extension was received 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION . 

The Board has received but one application for a loan of money during 
the year. This was from Christ's congregation, in Spencer, for a loan of 
$200. We granted this loan, and secured it by a note given by the Trus- 
tees, and a mortgage on four building lots in Spencer. The loans past 
due have all been collected, except the notes given by Synod. This debt 
is increasing instead of decreasing, as the subjoined report of the Treas- 
urer shows. The action taken by Synod in 1898, looking to the payment 
of these notes of Synod, has not accomplished the desired end. 

Praying the co-operation of Synod in this noble and important work of 
aiding in building temples of the Lord, we 

Respectfully submit this report, 

W. A. LUTZ, President. 

C. B KING, Secretary. 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 

JONAS COOK. 

Report of Treasurer of Board of Church Extension. 

M. L. Stevens, Treasurer, In account with Board of Church Exten- 
sion: 

DR. 

To amt. on hand as reported at Salisbury, 

May, 1899 $ 75 28 

June 8— To Cash from J. D. Heilig, Treas., amt. re'cd. 

Synod for B'd of Church Extension . . 66 90 
Sept. 23 To Cash from Concord National Bank in pmt 

of certificates of Dep. and Int. on same. $928 82— $1071 00 
Cr. 
By Loan to officers of Christ's Church, 

Spencer, N. C $200 00 

By Balance on hand $871 00 — $1071 00 

ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

Cash in Treasury $87 1 00 

Note on St. Mark's, China Grove 200 00 

Int. due on same to June 1, 1900 12 00 

Note of Officers .of Synod due May, 1897, 

(Balance) 217 73 

Int. due on same 15 49 



42 MINUTES OF 

Note on Officers of Synod due May, 1897. . 364 00 

Int. due on same 43 68 

Note on Christ's Church, Spencer 200 00 

Total $1923 90 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 

The report of Committee on Speakers for next Convention 
was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVEN- 
TION. 

Address on Beneficiary Education — Rev. V. R. Stickley, Principal; 
Rev. R. A. Helms, Alternate. 

Address on Missions — Rev. W. A. Lutz, Principal; Rev. L. E. Busby, 
Alternate. 

Address on Beneficence, or Divine Stewardship — Rev. A. G. Voigt, 
D. D., Principal; Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie, Alternate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN 

H. W. JEFFCOAT. 

W. W. J. RITCHIE. 

The report of Committee on Apportionment was received 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your Committee beg leave to submit the following: 
Upon examination of the apportionment table of last year we find that 
the action of Synod, leaving the Church Extension column blank and 
adding the amount of same to the Synodical Treasury Fund, has not been 
done. We recommend that Synod reaffirm said action, and authorize 
your Committee to make the change. 

V. Y. BOOZER. 

H. N. MILLER. 

R. A. HELMS. 

V. I. BECK. 

E. S. SHOOF. 



Report of Committee on Apportionment. — Continued. 



PASTORS. 



CHURCHES. 






N. C. SYNOD. 



*3 

u Si 



UNITED SYNOD. 



a 



beo 



L. E. Busby . . . 
S. D. Steffey . . 

Geo. H. Cox... 
H. A. Trexler 

P. J. Wade. . . . 



H. M. Brown . 



Vacant. 



C. A. Brown 

V. R. Stickley.... 

Vacant 

Vacant 

J. Q. Wertz 

V. Y. Boozer 

P. L. Miller 

W. W. J. Ritchie 

C. B. Miller 

R.C.Holland... 

A. G. Voigt 

G. D. Bernheim. 

Vacant 

Vacant 

J. H. C. Fisher . 

Vacant 

W. A. Lutz 

C. B. Cox 

R. A. Helms 

Vacant 

Vacant 

Vacant 

J, A. Linn 

E. W. Leslie 

H. W. Jeffcoat. . 
R. L. Brown .... 
E. P. Parker 

Totals 



St. John's (Salis) 
St. John's (Cab) . 

(Organ 

[ Ebeneber 

( Salem 

< Grace 

(Lebanon 

(St. Luke's 

■< Pilgiim 

( Reformation . . 

(Low's 

I Richland 

\ Zion y 2 

[St. Paul's 

f Union 

( Christiana 

( St. Andrew's . . 

< Bit. Hermon.. . 

(. Centre Grove. . 

f St. Enoch 

1 Trinity 

(Mt. Olive 

(St. Stephen's.. 
| St. Matt. (Dav) 

[ Providence .. . . 
] Luth'n Chapel. 

(St. Mark's 

(Bethel 

[St. Paul's 

(Albemarle. . . . 
J. Mt. Zion 

(Christ Church. 

f Macedonia 

[ Peace 

St. James 

St. Mark's 

St Paul's 

St. Matthew's. . .. 

(St. Luke's 

[ Concordia 

Immanuel 

Prosperity 

Cold Water 

Augsburg 

St. Paul's (Ashe) 

( St. Michael's . 
■I St. Paul's 

(Amity 

| Mt. Carmel 

[ Luther's 

("Bethany (Dav) 

J Bethany(Sto's) 

i Nazareth 

[ Shiloh 

Hopewell 

f Holv Trinity . 

I New Bethel . . . 

(St. Peter's 

\ St. Matthew's. 
Mt. Zion (Salis) 

Faith 

Frieden's 



62 Churches. 



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$ 20 



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75 75 
64 75 
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$1672 95 $ 995 10 



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7 45 
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$ 331 80 



1245 15 



44 MINUTES OF 

The report of Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Busi- 
ness was received, considered by items, and adopted as indi- 
cated below. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 

BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee, having examined the Minutes of last Synod, 1899, 
call the attention of Synod to the following items: 

1. On page 22 we find a resolution requesting the United Synod "to 
prepare a blank parochial report for the uniform use of the District 
Synods in the United Synod " Has this resolution been communicated 
to the United Synod? 

2 On page 33 we find the usual resolutions, "One Sunday of each 
quarter be designated by all Sunday Schools as Missionary Sunday, and 
that on that Sunday the children be especially addressed on the subject 
of Missions, and offerings be taken for this object;" and also "That the 
churches set apart two Sundays of each year — Whitsunday and the sec- 
ond Sunday in November or some other suitable day— for receiving mis- 
sionary offerings." Feeling assured that compliance with such resolu- 
tions — our own acts — is essential to our growth in systematic and scrip- 
tural beneficence, we feel constrained to repeat the question— often pro- 
pounded heretofore — have the pastors of the Synod "urged" this matter 
upon their Sunday Schools and congregations, as per resolution ? 

3. On page 37 is a recommendation to rearrange the Synod into two 
Conferences ? Has this been done ? 

4. On page 43 we notice that the report on the Revision of Synod's 
Constitution was "laid on table for consideration at next Convention." 
What shall be done with this report now ? 

5. We find two resolutions regarding pa3 r ment of our proportionate 
part of Theological Professor's salary; one on page 24 and one on page 
52. The former appropriates $300 for the session of 1899-1900, and 
authorizes to be paid out of Synodical Treasury any deficit remaining 
after the congregations' offerings have been received. The latter resolu- 
tion instructs the pastors "who have not raised their proportionate part 
of Theological Professor's salary" to collect the same immediately after 
their return home, and forward to the Treasurer of Synod." What is the 
result of Synod's efforts, as per resolutions ? 

HENDERSON N. MILLER. 
P. J. WADE. 
S. D. STEFFEY. 
R. A. GOODMAN. 
JNO. A. SLOOP. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 45 

Item i. No. 

Resolved, That this item (I Minutes, page 22 on Parochial blanks) be 
brought to the attention of our delegates to the United Syuod. 

Item 2. In part. 

Item 3. Yes. 

Item 4, on constitution. It was moved that this report 
referred to be laid on table for one year. 

Item 5. In part. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That this Synod reaffirms its interest in the Theological 
Seminary of the United Synod, and its willingness to co-operate in its 
support, and that $300 be appropriated to this purpose for the session of 
1900-1901, and that if this amount is not received from the congregations, 
the remainder be paid from the Synodical Treasury. 

Memorials of Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., and Rev. C. A. 
Rose were read, and adopted by a rising vote. (See Memorial 
page. ) 

The report of the Special Committee to Review the Manu- 
script of the History of the North Carolina Synod was received, 
considered by items, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO REVIEW MANUSCRIPT OF 
THE PROPOSED HISTORY OF THE NORTH CAR- 
OLINA SYNOD. 

Your Committee, appointed to review Manuscripts of the History of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, prepared, as per reso- 
lution of Synod, by Revs. Geo. H. Cox and G. D. Bernheim, D. D., would 
respectfully submit the following facts with accompanying recommenda- 
tions: 

1. That they have attentively listened to the reading of said manu- 
script. 

2. Whilst not in a position to verify in their minutiae all the facts con- 
tained therein, they are strongly impressed with the general faithfulness 
with which the stirring deeds of the past are recorded and believe, that 
the authors are not only to be commended but also, in view of the diffi- 
culties, incident to such a task, are to be congratulated on furnishing the 
Church with so admirable a work. 

3. The manuscript reveals just such a spirit of loyalty as might have 
been expected from the authors chosen. Not seeking to overdraw the 
prestige of our own Synod on the one hand or, on the other, to reflect 



46 MINUTES OF 

upon any other Synod, in any period of our Church's history in this 
country, they have fairly vindicated the good name of the "Mother 
Synod" and sprung surprises alike agreeable to those who love and dis- 
comfiting to such as might lightly esteem her. 

4. In the chapter on the rupture between the North Carolina and Ten- 
nessee Synods, the authors, loath to touch upon anything that might, in 
the least, tend to mar the present amicable relations between the two, have 
felt impelled, only from a sense of duty and the necessities of the case, to 
state the facts as they are. This they have done in as mild a way as is 
consistent with a true record of the unfortunate event. 

5. The work, erudite enough, is written in mainly a popular style and, 
whilst all will find it interesting, will prove especially pleasing to the 
masses of our Church readers. 

6. In addition to the body of the work, it is proposed to have tabulated 
records of each minister and ever} 7 congregation, ever connected with 
the Synod, which for statistical purposes as well as for the future his- 
torian will greatly add to the value of the work. 

7. The volume when published will be an octavo of pages. 

8. Your Committee in addition to the above facts would offer the fol- 
lowing recommendations: 

(1.) That we as a Synod authorize the publication of said manuscript, 
as a suitable Centenary Memorial of our Synod, provided a sufficient 
number of subscriptions may be secured to cover the cost. 

(2.) That the authors be requested to furnish cuts of themselves, the 
same to be placed as a frontispiece to the published volume. 

(3.) That, in addition to the sincere thanks of this Synod, the authors, 
at the proper time and in some suitable way, be remunerated for their 
efficient and painstaking services. 

(4. ) That a committee of experienced persons be appointed to take in 
hand the securing of subscriptions and the publication of the work, said 
committee to make the best terms possible for the Synod and go to press 
(not later than May 1st, 1901), in time to have the work appear by May 
14th, 1903. Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN. 

HENDERSO"N N. MILLER. 
W. B. ONEY. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of the report of the 
Committee to Review Manuscript of the History of the North 
Carolina Synod, with prayer by Rev. R. L,. Patterson. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 47 

SEVENTH SESSION. 

2.30 P. M., May 7TH. 

Synod opened with prayer by Rev. C. K. Iyippard. 

The consideration of the report of the Committee on Manu- 
script of the History of the North Carolina Synod was resumed, 
and the report was adopted as a whole. 

The report of the Committee on President's Report was 
received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

The report of the President of his official acts during the year, and of 
matters pertaining to the history and work of this Synod, presents a 
succinct and valuable record of events coming under his official notice 
and jurisdiction, and at the same time is a record of official faithfulness. 

1. The attention of Synod is called to the sad duty of this body to 
suitably recognize the dispensation of Providence, which has bereft us of 
two ministerial brethren, viz.: Rev. C. A. Rose, who at the time of his 
death, was president of this body, and of Rev. William Spener Bowman, 
D. D., an eminent servant of God in the ministerial office of our Church. 
We recommend that a suitable memorial of each of these dear brethren 
be presented by committees as follows: On Memorial of Rev. Rose — 
Revs. Stickley and Steffey. On Memorial of Dr. Bowman — Revs. Lutz, 
Linn and Busby. 

2. Of the matters to which the attention of Synod is called, and not in 
the hands of the committee already appointed or acted upon at this con- 
vention, we call attention to the notice made by the President of the 
imperative necessity of increasing of income for the beneficiary fund, 
and unite with the President in commending this important matter to 
the serious attention of Synod, and respectfully refer this item to the 
consideration of the committee on apportionment. 

Our attention is called also to the fact that delegates to the approach- 
ing convention of the United Synod are to be elected at this meeting of 
our Synod. We recommend that we proceed to the election of delegates 
to United Synod at this afternoon session. 

As the President's report will go upon record, we submit the foregoing 
as all that is needfal to be presented in this paper. 
Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 
V. Y. BOOZER. 
G. C. HINE. 
EDWARD SIFFORD. 



48 MINUTES OF 

The report of Committee to Nominate Members for the 
Executive Committee was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATION OF EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE. 

The Committee to Nominate an Executive Committee, beg leave to sug- 
gest, in addition to the officers of Synod, the name of Mr. J. A. Cline. 

A. G. VOIGT. 
C. A. BROWN. 
A. D. STEFFEY. 

The report of Committee on the State of the Church was 
received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH, 

The faith of the Lord Jesus Christ still lives among us. This sum- 
marizes the impression made upon your Committee by the congregational 
reports on the state of religion. There is no boasting of great things. 
There are no wonderful baptisms of the Holy Ghost. But there are 
manifestations of the Spirit, evidencing the inner life that pervades our 
churches. In none of the reports placed in our hands is there a note of 
despondency. There are difficulties to be overcome. But these are 
viewed with courage, confidence and presentiment uf victory. 

Considered in detail, the leading facts which appear from the congre- 
gational reports are these: 

1. The means of grace are held in honor among us. Pastors labor dili- 
gently to preach the Word and to bring the Sacraments of the Lord to 
the people and the people to the sacraments. Nor do they labor in vain. 
Full churches and large communions appear to be the rule, and children 
are brought into the current of life that streams from Christ through the 
ordinance of baptism. 

2. The summary of the parochial reports should indicate an increase of 
membership. There have been losses by death, removal and other 
causes; but the prevailing tone of the pastors' reports is that the losses 
are more than offset by accessions. The movement of population from 
country to town, and from old congregations to new organizations affects 
the growth of some churches. 

3. Sunday School work and Catechetical instruction receive careful 
attention throughout the Synod. This is as it should be. Perhaps even 
more emphasis might profitably be laid upon this feature. The hope of 
the Church lies in the faith begotten and developed in the minds of the 
young. Some Christians are inclined to view the Sunday School chiefly 
as an agency to effect conversions among the young. But we believe 



NORTH CAROLINA SYKOD. 49 

that children brought to the Lord in baptism are truly His, and our duty 
is by indoctrinating them to preserve them in the faith and fold of 
Christ and to develop their efficiency for the service of the Lord. 

4. Works are the evidence of faith, and prominently works of benevo- 
lence. There is growth of liberality in our churches; if not as rapid a 
growth as is desirable, nevertheless growth. Improvements upon church 
property are reported from various quarters. Interest in mission, orphan 
and educational work is sustained. Efforts to pay pastors' salaries 
promptly and regularly continue. It is with regret that we hear of some 
■complaints of salaries slowly paid. Deficiency in this respect is probably 
owing more to a lack of method in raising salaries than to an unwilling- 
ness on the part of churches to meet obligations to pastors. 

5. The spiritual life and growth of congregations are not easily deter- 
mined. In individual instances we may note marked changes. But in 
an entire congregation or community the uplift, especially if it be healthy 
and lasting, will be observed only gradually. It is gratifying to note that 
the opinion of the pastors and lay delegates, expressed in their reports, 
is to the effect that there has been a deepening cf spiritual life. Peace 
and harmony are certainly fruits of the spirit; and these seem to prevail 
in all congregations. 

6. As a conclusion to this report we recommend that the last item of 
last year's report on the State of the Church be reiterated by Synod; 
namety as follows: 

A large number of these pastoral reports refer to numerous transfers. 
Many of onr people seem to be on the move. This feature is of sufficient 
prominence to engage the special attention of Synod. Your committee 
would recommend the adoption of the following resolution: 

Resolved, That it is the sentiment of this Synod, that our members 
moving from one pastorate to another, should identify themselves as soon 
as possible with the congregation within whose bounds they take up resi- 
dence; and that in recognition of the truth that membership in the 
Church of Christ means vital union with the Body of Christ in the use of 
means of grace, and Christian fellowship with the people of God, our 
pastors should co-operate earnestly and promptly in effecting proper 
transfers, that these wandering sheep be as soon as possible brought under 
proper pastoral care. 

Respectfully submitted, 



A. 


G. 


VOIGT. 


w, 


. A. 


LUTZ. 


R. 


L. 


BROWN. 


M. 


J. 


ANTHONY. 


L. 


D. 


PEELER. 



W. L. JENKINS. 



O MINUTES OP 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That Synod request the Board of Church Extension to con- 
sent to a reduction of the rate of interest on her indebtedness to the Board 
from 6 per cent, to 4 per cent, 

Resolved, That this Synod reaffirm its action of last year (page 33, 
minutes '99) in regard to the apportionment for Home and Foreign Mis- 
sions of the United Synod. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That the warmest thanks of Synod be and are^hereby ex- 
tended to the pastor and members of Albemarle Lutheran Church, and to 
the kind citizens of the city, for the very hospitable entertainment of 
this body during this conveution; and that the pastor be requested to read 
this resolution before his congregation. 

On motion, the following resolution concerning our indebted- 
ness to the Theological Seminary, was adopted: 

Resolved, That the President be requested immediately upon the ad- 
journment of Synod to give an order whereby the $300 voted to the 
Theological Seminary for the current year, be sent to H. S. Trout, Treas- 
urer of Seminary Board, and also whatever may be in our Treasury of 
last year, be sent to be credited upon our apportionment for the year 
1898 to 1S99; that said Treasurer of Seminary Board may include the same 
in his report to the Board of Directors to meet at Winston, N. C, May 
1 6th, 1900. 

The Secretary was authorized to have 2,000 copies of the 
Minutes printed. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 

It was voted that the next annual meeting of the Synod be 
held at Frieden's, Gibsonville, N. C, beginning on Thursday 
before the first Sunday in May, 1901, at 10 o'clock A. M. 

The President made the following appointments: 

1. Archivarius — Prof. Rdgar Bowers. 

2. Examining Committee — Revs. K. G. Voigt, D. D., Robt. 
C. Holland, D. D., E. S. Brown. Geo. H. Cox, L,. E. Busby. 

3. On Ordination Service — Revs. C. L> T. Fisher, Principal; 
J. A. Linn, Alternate. 

The following ministers and laymen were elected delegates 
and alternates to the United Synod to be held at Winston ; 
May 1 6th, 1900. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



51 



DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 



CLERICAL. 
Principals. 

Holland, R. C. 
Voigt, A. G. 
Cox, G. H. 
Miller, C. B. 
King, C. B. 
Lutz, W. A. 
Busby, L. E. 
Stickley, V. R. 
Linn, J. A. 

Alternates. 

Miller, H. N. 
Boozer, V. Y. 
Brown, C. A. 
Trexler, H. A. 
Wertz, J. Q. 
Fisher, C. L. T. 
Brown, H. M. 
Steffey, S. D. 
Brown, B. S. 



LAY. 

Principals. 
Bernhardt, C. T. 
Heilig, Jas. D. 
Brown, F. B. 
Wessell, A. D. 
Patterson, Jno. K. 
Yeager, M. L. 
Barrringer, C. D. 
Hearne, S. H. 
Hine, C. G. 

Alternates. 
Stevens, M. L. 
Peeler, Jenkins. 
Peeler, L. D. 
Ritchie, Geo. E. 
Cline, T. A. 
Cook, Jonas. 
Brown, P. M. 
Jenkins, W. L. 
Dry, Geo. W. 

ORPHAN HOME. 



The following resolution was adopted in regard to the Or- 
phan Home: 

Resolved, That we have heard with much pleasure of the purchase of 
new quarters for our Orphan home; and we reaffirm our hearty endorse- 
ment and support of the institution. Also, that we will encourage the 
circulation of the "Messenger" in our congregations and Sunday Schools. 

The minutes were approved and ordered to be printed. 

On motion, Synod adjourned according to prescribed form, 
to meet on Thursday before the first Sunday in May, 1901 , at 
10 o'clock A. M,, at Frieden's Evangelical Lutheran Church , 
Gibsonville, N. C. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



52 



PREACHING DURING SYNOD. 



ADDRESS AND SERMONS DELIVERED DURING SYNOD, 

Beneficence— Thursday, 8 P. M., by Rev. H. N. Miller, 

Ph. D. 

Beneficiary Education— Friday, 8 P. M.., by Rev. V. Y. 

Boozer. 

Missions— Saturday, 8 P. M.,«by Rev. E. W. Leslie. 
Address— Saturday, 8 P. M., by Rev. C K. Lippard, mis- 
sionary-elect to Japan. 

SUNDAY SERVICES. 
ALBEMARLE LUTHERAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. W. A. Lutz; 8 P. M., Rev. R. A. Helms. 

M. E. CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. Robt. C. Holland, D. D.; 8 P. M., Rev. 
Geo. H. Cox. 

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. V. R. Stickley. 

BAPTIST CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. H. M. Brown; 8 P. M., Rev. W. W. J. 
Ritchie. 

CENTURY METHODIST CHURCH. 

ii A. M., Rev. E. W. Leslie. 



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REV. C. A. ROSE. 

On July 2, 1S99, the death angel came on his mission to earth; silently 
entered the Bethel parsonage at Zeb; and with his relentless hand touched 
our late president, the Rev. C. A. Rose, and all of him that was mortal 
was dead, while the immortal, the soul, our beloved brother himself, 
was borne away upon the pinions of shining angels up to the throne of 
the God whom he had faithfully loved and served. ^ 

Born March n, 1857, he sojourned in this, world 42 years, 3 months, 
and 21 days, be oved, honored, and respected by all who knew him. 

Early in life he consecrated himself to work for fesus in the Holy 
Gospel Ministry. From that moment he never swerved from his vow. 
Through difficulties, trials, and temptations he pressed on uutil having 
completed his studies, literary and theological, he was ordained by the 
South West Virginia Synod at Clover Hollow, Giles County, Va., in 
August, 1881. For three years he served the Floyd pastorate, and then 
returned to his native State in response tc a call from the Bethel ( Rowan) 
pastorate of this Synod. Here he labored earnestly and faithfully for fif- 
teen long years, winning many souls for Jesus, building up the churches 
under his care, exerting a salutary influence upon the whole Synod, and 
carving out for himself an abiding place in the hearts and affections of 
all who knew him. 

But who does not realize that all has not been said when we look into 
each other's faces today aud say that his family has lost a loving hus- 
husband and father; the community a wise counsellor and friend; the 
Church a noble Christian man; aud the ministry one of its bright and 
shining lights? 

Such a life as that he lived cannot die. It lives again; is living toda) r ; 
and will long continue to live in lives mate better aud purer by his 
noble example. It lives today in the presence of the God of Heaven, 
where it will continue to live forever and forever. God help us. one and 
all to cherish his memory and walk in his footsteps! And when the 
summons shall come calling us, one iy one, to go down through the 
dark valley and shadow of death, may we, like him, gently fold our 
hands, commend our spirits to the God of all grace, and sweetly fall 
asleep in the arms of Jesus. 

GEO. H. COX 

V. R. STICKLEY. 

S. D. STEFFEY. 



58 MINUTES OF 



REV. WILLIAM SPENER BOWMAN, D. D. 

This beloved and eminent servant of God was born in Shenandoah 
County, Virginia, on the third day of August, 1830. Possessing natural 
aptitude in study he acquired a fair education in the schools of his county 
and by private application. Upon arriving at his majority, moved by 
what he considered an unmistakable call to the gospel ministry, he be- 
gan the study of theology under the direction of certain pastors of the 
Virginia Synod, and was granted ad interim license by Rev. A. P. Lud- 
den, then president of the Virginia Synod, December 3, 1833. and was 
formally licensed by that Synod in 1854 at Mastinsburg, Va., after being 
examined by a committee consisting of Revs. R. A. Fink, C. P. Krautt 
and A. P. Ludden. On the 20th of October, 1836, at Woodstock, Va., he 
was solemnly ordained to the ministry of the word, the ordination ser- 
mon being preached by Rev. John B. Davis, and at once began to show 
that talent in the pulpit which gave him a recognized preeminence among 
his brethren, and which made him specially prominent as a speaker on 
great occasions 

His first charge was in Page County, Virginia, St Paul's 
and Naked Creek; and. July 1, 1854, became pastor of 
Zion and Salem and Melancthon Chapel in Augusta County, Va. He 
served this charge until 1856, when he accepted a call to Hebron Church, 
Madison County, Va. He served this historic church with marked 
faithfulness and ability until May 1, 1859 An urgent call came to 
him to take charge of a mission church in Charleston, S. C. He obeyed 
and for twenty years he labored in this city, and established Wentworth 
Street (St. Andrew's) Lutheran Church, which is his special monument, 
and from which, at his own request, he was buried March 29, 1900. 

In 1 88 1 he resigned his church in Charleston and accepted a call to the 
Church of the Ascension, Savannah, Ga., which he served for ten "years, 
after which in the spring of 1891 he removed to Charlotte, N. C, in obe- 
dience to a call from St. Mark's. He was pastor of this church until 
January 1S98, the date of his resignation and retirement from the minis- 
try consequent upon a stroke of paralysis, which resulted in his death 
March 26, 1900, at Mt. Pleasant, N. C. He was buried in Magnolia cem- 
etery, Charleston, S. C The degree of doctor of divinity was confer- 
red upon him in 1870 by Newberry College, S. C, the presidency of 
which was subsequently offered him, but which he was moved to decline. 
Your committee recommend the adoption of the following testimonial: 
Whfxeas, God in great love gave to our Lutheran church a sub-shep- 
herd after his own heart in the person of Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., and 
Whereas, The church, after having learned to much appreciate and 
greatly love this brother for his work s sake, and 

Whereas, God has called in his loan, in the death of Rev. W. S. 
Bowman, D. D., on March 26, 1900, therefore be it 

Resolved 1. That we bow in humble submission to this dispensation of 
our dear Heavenly Father. 

Resolved 2. That in the death of Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D , the 
North Carolina Synod, the United Synod, and the Church at large, has 
lost a faithful shepherd and a sound scriptorian from our church. 

Resolved, 2. That we dedicate a page in our Minutes to his memory and 
send a copy of this paper to the bereaved widow, assuring her of our deep 
sympathy in her sore trial and loss. 

W, A. LUTZ. J. A. LINN. J. O. WERTZ. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 59 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



1. Resolved, That this Synod recommends to the Church Councils the 
propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by assess- 
ment. 

2. Resolved, That in accordance with the Church Discipline, Chapter 
VI, Section 3, the Church Councils be instructed to require every mem- 
ber of the Church to contribute to the support of the Gospel, except such 
as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

3. Resolved, That no charge in connection with this Synod shall call a 
pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with tne former pastor 
as to salary. 

4. Resolved, That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President of 
Synod that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfactory 
settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge that 
they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third resolution 
of Standing Resolutions, and that if the retiring pastor fails to notify the 
President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives all protection 
under this resolution. 

5. Resolved, That the courteous recognition of the presence of minis- 
ters, not of the Lutheran Church, be taken by recording their names in 
the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this 
Body. 

6. Resolved, That we recommend a certificate be given in each case 
when a pastor administers the sacrament of baptism or the rite of confir- 
mation. 

7. Resolved, That any young man receiving aid from this Synod shall 
execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, with inter- 
est, the amounts as severally received b}' 1 im during the prosecution of 
his studies; in the evut he voluntarily abandons the active work of the 
ministry, is deposed or unites with another denomination, before the ex- 
piration of seven years' faithful service— such seven years' faithful ser- 
vice as a Lutheran minister to be considered as a canceling of his bonds. 

8. Resolved, That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and that 
as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety in any of 
our institutions has been submitted to the committee, and as it is the 
duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things lightens the 
burdens of work and economizes time, your committee would recommend 
that hereafter the following order should be observed in reporting: 1. At- 



60 MINUTES OF 

tendance upon the various means of grace, such as public worship, the 
attention paid thereto, and observance of the Sacrament ofJBaptism and 
the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the number in the increase of ^member- 
ship by confirmation, from other churches, and by restoration, as^well as 
loss in membership, the condition of the Sunday School and catechetical 
class. 3. The increase or decrease in financial contributions for benevo- 
lent objects and to church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or 
miscellaneous matter, as special services held, questions on church 
troubles, etc. 5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of 
piety. 6 That the President of each of our institutions be required to 
report to Synod on the religious condition of the students in our schools 
of learning. 

9. Resolved, That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award the 
contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assembling of 
Synod. 

10. Resolved, That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions used 
in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

11. Resolved, That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet been 
effected. 

12. Resolved, That applicants to the Executive Committee, or to the 
Ministerium of Synod, for aid in preparing for the ministry, in addition 
to requirements in by-laws 17 and 18 (see Constitution, p. 40) shall com- 
ply with the following: 

Each such applicant shall present in writing, signed by the last pastor 
and the officers of the church where he has held his membership, or has 
been a regular worshiper, the following: 

testimonial — We. the pastor and officers of 

E. I/, church, take pleasure in testifying that Mr 

has been for ^ength of time) a 

member (or regular attendant) of church, 

and that he has led a consistent Christian life; and we are in our own 
minds satisfied that he is a truly pious and worthy Christian, and believe 
that he is likely, by proper training, to become a useful minister of the 
Gospel. 

(Signed) Pastor and Officers of . . . E. L. Church. 

13. Resolved, That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Luth- 
eran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

14. Resolved, That the President at the conclusion of each annu- 
al meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one, the principal, the other, 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 6 1 

15. Resolved, That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of the 
Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit to writing, 
and read all that they wishj '\'to report to Synod; but that it be left option- 
al with the lay delegates to r eport verbally or in writing. 

16. Resolved, That each congregation be required to report to Synod 
all communing: members whose connection has not been dissolved by 
letter or excommunication. 

17. Resolved, That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, and 
that we recommend that this word be "used in public or private, when 
speaking to or about them. 

18. Resolved, That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name for 
the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words as ves- 
try, etc.. are not Lutheran, ' and should not be used by our people. 

19. Resolved, That in the meetings held during the annual sessions of 
Synod, in the interests of Education, ] Beneficiary Education, Home Mis- 
sions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests the 
meeting is held. 

20. Resolved, That Synod, disapproves of church councils, congrega- 
tions or pastors giving invitations ] to any students to preach in our 
churches who have not had a theological training equivalent to one year 
in a Lutheran Theological Seminary; and we equally disapprove the com- 
pliance of any unqualified student with such invitations. 

21. Resolved, That we approve the preaching of theological students 
of one year's standing, only when under the direction and approval of 
their respective pastors or the President of Synod. 

22. Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a congre- 
gation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Committee 
on President's Report, 1896.) 

23. Resolved, That hereafter no moneys be appropriated for the assist- 
ance of any beneficiary unless he attend our North Carolina College for 
his literary course and our Southern Theological Seminary for his theo- 
logical course. 



In calling a Pastor, notice the form printed for use as seen on follow- 
ing page. 



62 MINUTES OF 

PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV 

Grace, M&rcy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of . . 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned are 
authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the said pas- 
torate has according to the Formula of Government of the Evangelical 

Lutheran Church of the Synod, elected you 

and doth through solemnly and in the fear of God call you 

to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach the Word of God, ad- 
minister the Sacraments, attend to the catechization of the young, main- 
tain Christian discipline, and perform all the other'duties of the gospel 
ministry accordiog to the Word of God and the rules and usages of the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church, your services to commence on or about 

i . . . . 

(i) 



To encourage yon in the performance of the duties of the pastoral office 

.... authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate proper 

attention, obedience and love in the Lord; and to free you from worldly 

care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well as to make you 

a suitable compensation for your ministerial services 

. . ... dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, together with the free 
use of the parsonage (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the fullness 
of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under ..... hand this ...... day of ...... 1 . . 

(3) 

(Signed) _ 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical Luth- 
eran pastorate of . . ... (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
Inttruetions for Filling- Blanks. 

(1) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, that 
maybe deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2) —If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meeting 
at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to sign 
the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the President of 
the Congregational Meeting. 

rForm to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



63 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

CALLED SESSION 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C, 

BEGINNING TUESDAY, FEB. 20, 1900. 

Pursuant of a call for a special meeting of the North Caro- 
lina Synod "to consider the interests pertaining to North 
Carolina College," the above Synod met in St. John's Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Church, Rev. L- E. Busby, pastor, Salisbury, 
N. C, on Tuesday, u A. M., February 20th, igoo. 

The regular and morning liturgical service was conducted 
by the pastor ; after which the order for the opening up of 
Synod was conducted by the President, Rev. C. B. Miller. 

On roll call, 19 clerical and 12 lay delegates answered to their 
names. Absentees w y ere noted, and several, through verbal 
and written requests, were excused: 



64 MINUTES OF 

ROLL OF SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 

Names. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

*Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D ... 1849 Wilmington, N. C 

*Rev. W. S. Bowman, D. D., . . . .1852 Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

*Rev. W. H. Cone, 1858 New Market, Va 

*Rev. M. Wolf. i860 Ridgeway, N. C 

*Rev George F. Schaeffer, ... 1861 Monroe, Ga 

Ex. :;: Rev. J. H. Fesperman, .... 1865 .... Barium Springs, N. C 

—Rev. W. R. Ketchie 1868 Kappa, N. C 

— Rev. R L. Brown 1868 Woodside, N. C 

—Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D . . . . 1869 Charlotte, N. C 

*Rev. E. P. Parker 1871 Gibsonville, N. C 

Ex.*Rev. Geo. H. Cox 1872 Organ Church, N. C 

*Rev. H. M. Brown 1873 Brick Church, N. C 

Ex.*Rev. V. R. Stickley 1875 Enocnville, N. C 

*Rev. J. A. Linn 1877 Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

—Rev. W. A. Lutz 1S77 Winston, N. C 

—Rev. B. S. Brown 1S78 Russell, N. C 

—Rev. L. E. Busby . 1878 ....... Salisbury, N. C 

*Rev. T. H. Strohecker 1S80 Barium Springs, N. C 

—Rev. J O. Wertz 1881 China Grove, N. C 

—Rev. W. B. Oney 1S81 Concord, N. C 

*Rev A. G. Voigt, D. D 1883 Wilmington, N. C 

—Rev. C. L. T. Fisher 1884 Charlotte, N. C 

—Rev. H. A. Trexler 1SS6 Manning, N. C 

—Rev. C. B. King 1887 ....... Charlotte, N. C 

—Rev. C. B. Miller 1887 Concord, N. C 

—Rev. C. A. Brown 1889 Salisbury, N. C 

—Rev. J. H. C. Fisher, 1890 Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

—Rev. P. J. Wade 1S91 Tyro Shops. N. C 

—Rev. S. D. Steffey 1S92 Concord, N. C 

— Rev. V. Y. Boozer 1894 Burlington, N. C 

*Rev. H. W.Jeffcoat 1894 Bear Poplar, N. C 

*Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D 1894 Mt. Pleasant, N. C 

—Rev. P. L. Miller . 1895 Albemarle, N. C 

*Rev. C. Brown Cox 1398 Asheville, N. C 

Ex.*Rev. E. W. Leslie 1898 " • Craven, N. C 

*R. A. Helms 

— W. W. J. Ritchie 

— Present, *Absent, Excused. 



NORTH* CAROLINA SYNOD. 65 

LAY. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorate. 

—A. S. Heilig Salisbury, N. C St. John's. 

—Geo. E. Ritchie Govern, N. C St. John's (Cabarrus). 

ex.— H. A. Graeber China Grove, N. C { Ebenezer. 

— H. A. Holshouser Eli, N. C Immanuel. 

f Low's. 

*Wm. Kime Pleasant Lodge, N. C i R^and. 

[ St. Paul's. 

a. e. — Nathan Brown Woodside, N. C j Christiana 

-C. M. Poole, M. D Craven, N. C { It Matthew's. 

*C. P. Walter Sunny Side, N. C j x r 'iriity ° h ' S ' 

*Geo. W. Dry Dry's Mills, N. C j ^"tf^Sjjf 11 ' 8, 

( Grace . 

*Capt. A. Jacob Fisher Salisbury, N. C < Salem. 

( Lebanon. 

_ T _ „, . „ „ _ f Lutheran Chapel. 

— T. L. Ross.. China Grove, N. C <, gt jr ar k<q 

*Walter Cook Mt. Pleasant, N. C I Bethel' 11111 * 7 ' 

( Albemarle. 

— S. C. Ketchie Salisbury, N. C < Christ's. 

( Mt. Zion (Richfield). 

•nr A r t -i u ^- r* ( St. I'aul'S. 

-W.A.Lentz Zeb^.C 1 Bethel. 

(St. Michael's. 
*L. W. Kimball Troutman's, N. C < St. Paul's. 

( Amity. 

— L. C. Chrisman Burlington, N. C .Macedonia. 

*C. T. Wagoner Greensboro, N. C ''.Peace. 

*T. L. Miller Concord, N. C St. James'. 

*F. W. Theiling Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's. 

*H. L. Vollers Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's. 

( St. Andrew's. 
— Joseph A. Walton Concord, N. C - Centre Grove. 

I Mt. Hermon. 

— D. J. Goodman Cleveland, N. C St. Luke's. 

Concordia. 

*D. A Swink Winston, N C Augsburg. 

*Edmund G. Lipe Concord, N. C Cold Water. 

*A. H. Peninger Reimer, N. C Prosperity. 



( Reformation. 
J. St 



— E. S.Shoaf. Tyro Shops, N. C < St. Luke's. 

(Pilgrim. 

J St. Matthew's 
1 St . Luke's. 

( Bethany. 
-< Nazareth. 

( Shiloh. 

Asheville, N". C St. Paul's. 

Mt. Carmel. 

Luther's. 

Hopewell. 

(St. Matthew's. 
( Providence 

— Present. ^Absent. Excused. 



66 MINUTES" OF 

The Committee on "Bids for the new location of North 
Carolina College, made its report through its chairman, Rev. 
R. C. Holland, D. D. The report is as follows: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR LOCATION OF 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

• 

The committee to seek bids for a different location of North Carolina 
College appointed under resolution on page 37 ofthe Minutes of the Ninety- 
Seventh Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Caro- 
lina, and named in resolution page 59 of the same, held its first meeting 
in Concord, May 27, 1899, at 11 A. M. Present — Mr. Geo. E. Ritchie, 
Revs. C. B. Miller and R. C. Holland. Absent— Rev. C. A. Rose and 
Mr. T. L. Ross. 

Committee organized with Rev. R. C. Holland as Chairman, and Rev. 
C. B. Miller as Secretary. 

Having definitely ascertained that the specific duty of the committee 
was to solicit bids for a change of location of North Carolina College, 
and that the manner of doing so was the only thing left to our discretion, 
the following resolutions were adopted: 

Resolved, 1. That in the execution of our commission we desire to 
enter into the spirit of the North Carolina Synod, which we interpret to 
be the welfare of the College, and that the opening for bids is with a 
view to a final and intelligent decision ofthe Synod with reference to its 
location. This committee concludes, therefore, that its mission is to 
seek to furnish data in the way of bids for the use of Synod at its next 
convention. This seems to be the sphere of its authority, and in the 
execution of this commission we will foster no agitation that will tend to 
militate against the institution, it being our conviction that if the College 
is to remain at Mt. Pleasant, it shall do so with the good will and en- 
dorsement of the Synod and with the purpose of hearty co-operation, 
and that the same good-will, endorsement and co-operation shall follow 
the College wherever the College may be located under the decision of 
the S}mod. 

Resolved, 2. That it is our conviction that the Sjmod, has acted within 
its powers in its action in regard to removal, but that we take no definite 
action in soliciting bids until we have more thoroughly examined into 
the relation of the Synod to the College. 

Resolved, j. That the Chairman of the Committee be authorized and 
instructed to investigate the legal relation of the Synod to the College, 
and 1 he Synod's power in the matter of removal, and that the Committee 
be called together whenever the Chairman shall so direct. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 67 

The second meeting of the committee was held August 17th, 1899, at 
the residence of Mr. Geo. E. Ritchie at Govern, Cabarrus County, N. C. 
Present— Mr. Geo. E. Ritchie and Revs. C. B. Miller and R. C. Holland. 

The Committee having concluded that full power and authority vested 
in the Synod to remove the College, it was thereupon resolved that we 
proceed to execute our commission, and that a call for bids be made and 
be published in The Lutheran "Visitor, Our Church Paper, The Charlotte 
Observer, and the Salisbury, Greensboro and Winston papers. The form 
of said call for bids was as follows: 

"The Committee whose names are subjoined was appointed by the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina at its convention held at 
Salisbury in May, 1899, to receive bids for the future location of North 
Carolina College, and in pursuance of its commission makes announce- 
ment as follows: 

"Bids for the location of North Carolina College will be received and in 
good time and in good faith referred for final discussion to the Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, if filed with the Chairman of this 
Committee, on or before the 15th day of November, 1899. 

"The Committee hereby reserves for the said Synod the right to reject 
any and all bids. All bids received will, however, be careful y considered 
in the light of the future welfare of the College. 

"The College is under the special care of the Evange'ical Lutheran 
Synod of North Carolina, and whenever located will command the 
Synod's loyal support, and the community securing the location may 
presume upon the Synod's co-operation in achieving the highest efficiency 
of the institution. 

Signed. ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 

CHAS. B. MILLER. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 
T. L. ROSS." 



A third meeting of the Committee was held at Concord, November 25, 
1899. Present— Mr. Geo. E- Ritchie, Rev. Chas. B. Miller and Rev. R. C. 
Holland. 

The Chairman of the Committee presented two communications received 
in response to the published notice calling for bids for the location of the 
College, one being a formal bid from Salisbury, and the other an over- 
ture from a Committee of the Tennessee Synod on behalf of Lenoir Col 
lege. The former was conditioned upon the College beginning the 
session of 1900 and 1901 at its new location in Salisbury; the latter upon 
the Synod's final decision to remove the :rn its present site. 

In view of the condition annexed to the Salisbury bid, and also of the 
general interests of the College, the Committee deemed it advisable to 



68 MINUTES OF 

suggest a called meeting of Synod to be held at an early day to consider 
the report of the Committee on Bids, and also to take under advisement 
the general interest of the College. Thereupon the following resolutions 
were adopted : 

Resolved, i. That the Committee having performed the duty assigned 
it, deposit with the President of Synod a memorandum of its proceed- 
ings, and a copy of the bid and overture in its hands. 

Resolved, 2. That the Chairman of this Committee make a full report 
to Synod of its proceedings taken from time to time. 

The papers above referred to as filed with the committee are herewith 
submitted in their original form, marked "A" and "B" respectively, and 
made a part of this report, and read as. follows: 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina: 

We, the citizens of Salisbury, through the undersigned committee do 
hereby offer the sum of $8,500 (eighty-five hundred dollars) in money, 
subscriptions, and 16 acres of land eligibly located in the incorporated 
limits of the city on condition that North Carolina College be perma- 
nently located in our city. We also agree to extend and macadamize 
Fulton Street to the college grounds. This offer is made on condition 
that said college begin the session of 1900 and 1901 at its new location in 
Salisbury. 

The committee are satisfied that ten thousand dollars can be raised and 
the site is fully worth sixty-five hundred dollars. 

Respectfully, 

S. F. LORD. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Charlotte, N. C. 

Dear Bro. : At a recent meeting of the committee appointed at the 
last meeting of the Tennessee Synod to confer with your committee of 
the North Carolina Synod in regard to uniting North Carolina and Le- 
noir colleges the following action was taken: 

First, That owing to the recent location of Lenoir College at Hickory 
and its present prosperous condition we could entertain no proposition 
for its removal elsewhere. 

Second, That we are unwilling and do not make any bid for North 
Carolina College unless your committee has thoroughly and permanently 
decided the question of its removal from Mt. Pleasant, N. C. We do not 
desire to be a party to any unpleasantness. 

Third, In case you have so decided we offer, 

1st. A gift of ten thousand dollars, the same being a half interest in 
Lenoir college buildings and campus and avenue, containing 23 acres, 
the same being not more than par value. 

2nd. Six hundred dollars in 12 building lots now selling at $100 each, 
the same being half their value. 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 69 

Fourth, Equal representation on Board of Trustees, etc. 
Fifth, All of our moral support and whatever advantage there may be 
in uniting with a school in successful operation and in a live and grow- 
ing town. 

Our school now has enrolled 103, 83 of whom are in the college classes. 
Of course this offer is conditioned upon the adoption of articles of co- 
operation in case you should decide to accept it. 

We pray for the furtherance of the educational interests of our people 
in this State, and fraternally submit the above to your prayful consider- 
ation. 

W. A. DEATON. 
R. A. YODER. 
C. L. MILLER. 

The committee is under the sad necessity of calling the attention 
of the Synod to the death of a valued member of the commit- 
tee, Rev. C. A. Rose, occurring soon after its first meeting. Deprived of 
his wise couusels we were deeply sensible of our own loss, as well as of 
the Synod, of which he was president. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND, Chairman. 
December 19, 1S99. 

The report was received, and the committee discharged. 

The following was adopted: 

Resolved, That all papers presented to Synod bearing on the educa- 
tional interests of Synod be placed into the hands of a committee of 
five, whose duty it shall be to report at 2 P. M., a programme for or- 
derly procedure in and due consideration of the whole matter. 

Revs. Dr. R. A. Yoder, W. A. Deaton, C. L,. Miller, J. L. 
Deatou, and W. L. Darr were received as advisory members. 
The first three named were present to represent the overture 
made by the Tennessee Synod looking towards a union of the 
North Carolina College and Lenoir College. 

The President called for all papers on the college subject to 
be put into the hands of the committee. The committee was 
appointed as follows: Revs. B. S. Brown, C. B. King, and 
V. Y. Boozer, and Messrs. D. J. Goodman and Geo. E. 
Ritchie. 

H. C. McAlister, Esq., with Capt. Jonas Cook and Mr. 
Clarence Heilig constituting the special delegation from Mt. 



7 MINUTES OF 

Pleasant, gave notice that the delegation wished to be heard 
during the discussion. The Salisbury and Tennessee Synod 
representations gave similar notice. 

At 2 P. M. the committee made report: 

We your committee recommend, 

1. That the committee on bids for the re location of North Carolina 
College receive the thanks of Synod for their faithful and conscientious 
discharge of duty. 

II. That the committee's report be read in open Synod, and that its 
items be taken up for consideration in the following order: / 

i. The Salisbury Bid. 

2. The Overture from the Tennessee Synod. 

We have also had placed in our hands a request from the citizens of 
Mt. Pleasant, N. C, for hearing with reference to the proposed removal 
of North Carolina College from Alt, Pleasant. 

We recommend that the duly authorized representatives of Salisbury, 
Tennessee Synod and Mt. Pleasant be heard in the order named, and that 
afcer the reports are all in the subject be discussed in open Synod. 
Respectful}' submitted, 

B S. BROWN. 

C. B. KING. 

V. Y. BOOZER. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE. 

D. J. GOODMAN. 

The report was received, considered b} r items, and adopted. 

The bid from Salisbury was read, and Hon. John S. Hen- 
derson and Mr. John M. Julian were heard, each of the gen- 
tlemen delivering an earnest plea for Salisbury. 

The overture from the Tennessee Synod was read, and 
Revs. Dr. Yoder, W. A. Deaton and C. L. Miller were heard 
in advocacy of the proposed union. 

The Mt. Pleasant delegation through Capt. Jonas Cook pre- - 
sen ted a protest against the removal of the' college. H. C. 
McAlister, Esq., and Mr. Clarence Heilig also spoke. 

The subject was then thrown open to general discussion, the 
majority of the clerical members participating. 

At length the following was discussed and finally adopted: 

Whereas, The far-reaching importance of the matter now before 



NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 7 1 

Synod calls for the maturest thought, soundest wisdom and wisest legis- 
lation; and 

Whereas, The attendance of delegates at this meeting is compara- 
tively small,, thus preventing several important pastorates from being 
heard from in these discussions; be it therefore 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that it would be un * ise to 
change the location of North Carolina College at this time. 

Resolved, 2. That a committee of rive be appointed, whose duty it 
shall be to take in hand all bids, overtures, papers, etc., relating to the 
college subject, thoroughly consider, investigate and digest the same, 
and report at the next annual meeting of Synod for further discussion by 
that body. 

The committee consists of Revs. Dr. R. C. Holland, C. B. Miller, V. Y. 
Boozer, Geo. E. Ritchie Esq., and Mr T. L,. Ross. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the people of St. John's 
Church for their hospitality, after which Synod adjourned. 

L. E. BUSBY, Secretary. 

SPECIAL CALENDBR. 



1. SUNDAY SCHOOL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

One Sunday in each quarter. 

2. CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

Two Sundays in each year to wit: Whitsunday and Second 
Sunday of November, or some other suitable days. 



INDEX OF REGULAR SESSION. 



Apportionment, Report of Committee on 42-43 

Advisory Members II 

Appropriations, Report of Committee on '-42 

Board of Church Extension, Report of 41 

Bids for Location of N. C. College, Report of Committee on ... 30-34 

Bowman, Rev. W. S., Memorial of 58 

Church Institution and Education, Report of Committee on ... . 26-28 

Delegates to United Synod 51 

Executive Committee, Report of 16-1S 

Ex-Secretary' of Synod, Report of 19 

Executive Committee, Report of 29-30 

Finance, Report of Committee on 36 

Letter from Frieden's Congregation 22 

Minutes, Report of Committee on 44 

North Carolina Synod, Committee to Review Manuscript 45-46 

Nomination of Executive Committee, Report of Committee on . . 48 

Orphan Home 51 

Officers, Election of 1 1 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 47 

President's Report 8-1 1 

Parochial Tables 53-56 

Petitions and Absentees, Report of Committee on 20-21 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on . , 28-29 

Pastor's Call 62 

Roll of Synod ... . 5-7 

Rose, Rev. C. A., Memorial of 57 

Standing Resolutions of Synod 59-61 

Synodical Calendar 2 

Special Committees 3 

Speakers for next Synod 42 

Sessions of Synod, Hours for . . 20 

State of the Church, Report of Committee on 48-50. 

Statistics, Report of Committee on 37-38 

Theological Seminar}', Report of Committee on 23 24 

Time and Place of next meeting 4, 50 

Treasurer, Report of 12-16 

Trusteees of Mont Amcena Seminary, Report of ... , 24-26 

Vacancies, Report of Committee on 39 

INDEX OF CALLED SESSION. 

Bids for Location of North Carolina College, Report of Committee 

to Solicit 66-39 

Roll of Synod 64-35 

Special Calendar 70 



MONT AMOENA 

Female Seminary, 

MT. PLEASANT, N. C. 



Amply large and competent. The thorough work 

Faculty, of the institution in the past is sufficient recom- 
mendation of the faculty's ability. 
All the usual branches of learning are taught in 

Courses, the regular literary course, leading to the Classi- 
cal and English diplomas. Elocution and Physical 

Culture are in regular course. Elective courses. Specialties: 

Normal Instruction, Music, Art. 

Graduating Course. This department consists of 

Music. two teachers, five pianos, and two organs. All 
rooms heated by hot water system. 
Well equipped for its purpose, with superior home 

Building, comforts. New annex heated by hot water sys- 
tem. Water and sewerage system lately installed. 
Location noted for good health. Students 

Healthfulness. hardly ever fail to grow stronger and 
healthier. All improvements made accord- 
ing to modern sanitary principals. 

$105 will pay all expenses for a year, including 

Expenses, tuition, furnished room, board, laundry, fuel, light, 
and physician's attendance. Music or Art $30 for 

the year. Music and Art $50 for the year. No extra fees. 
Next session opens Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12th, 1900 
For catalogue or other information, address 

Rev. H. N. MILLER, President. 
Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



\l> ito %A> itt 

^Pheele^iealgeminaif^ 

@f the ^nited §^n@d 

OF THE 

Evangelical Lutheran Church 

IN THE SOUTH, 

MT. PLEASANT, 

Charleston County, South Carolina. 



THE NEXT SESSION 
ISiTOpens October 3, 1900. 
For further information address 

J. A. MOREHEAD, 

Chairman of Faculty. 



JfifYour own institution needing and deserving your 
patronage and cordial support. 

(t\ w w w 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



I 



FRIEDEN'SJIHURCH, GIBSONVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, 



IV1AY 2 TO IVIA.Y 6, 1901, 



Rev. C. A. BROWN, Pastor. 



HENKFG & CO.'S STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, 

OFFICE OF OFK fUk.H PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C . 

NEW MA G FT-T. SHENANDOAH CO. , VIRGINIA. 



I 



NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 



Good Brick Buildings. Large Campus. Strong Faculty. 



IN/IT. PLEASANT, IN. C. 



FACULTY. 



Rev. W. A. LUTZ, A. M., Pres. 
EDGAR BOWERS, A. M., Sec. 
GEO. 



E. E. JOHNSON, Ph. B. 

N. E. AULL. A. M. 



f. McAllister, a. b. 



The Only Male School Owned 
and Loyally Fostered by the mem- 
bers of the North Carolina Synod. 

"It shall be the duty of every minis- 
ter in connection with this Synod, to 
labor for the upbuilding and preserva- 
tion of its institutions of learning." — 
Constitution, p. 19, Sec. 5, inf. 

"The work of the North Carolina 
College is a necessity for the highest 
welfare and efficiency of our church in 
North Carolina." — Minutes, 1899. 

Location, Health, Moral Influ- 
ence, and Economy unsurpassed. 

A careful comparison of this 
curriculum with that of other 
colleges is requested. 

A strong academic department. 

Special commercial depart- 
ment. 

Chair of Organic Science and 
Agriculture added. 

Library of over 4,000 volumes. 



Laboratory of physical and 
chemical apparatus that cost 

$1200. 

Two large and well-furnished 
Literary Society halls, with well 
organized Societies. Invaluable 
to students. 

Expenses very moderate. 

Board furnished at actual cost. 

Fine facilities of communica- 
tion. 

Furnished rooms, well lighted 
and heated. 

Three Terms of 12, 13, and 13 
weeks. 

First Term begins Sept. 4, 1 901 . 

Smoking cigarettes, drinking 
intoxicants, and gambling not 
tolerated. 

Catalogue furnished on appli- 
cation. 



For further information, address 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, President, or 
EDGAR BOWERS, Secretary. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



FRIEDEN'S CHURCH. GIBSONVILLE. NORTH CAROLINA. 



rviAY 2 to rs/iAY e, I90l, 



Rev. C. A. BROWN, Pastor. 



HENKEL & CO.'S STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C . 

NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH CO. , VIRGINIA . 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR 1901-1902. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 



President— Rev. C. B. MILLER Concord, N. C. 

Vice-President— Rev. V. R. STICKLEY .... Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHARLES B.KING Charlotte, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. JAMES D. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
OFFICERS OF SYNOD and Mr. J. A. CLINE. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION, 

Rev. W. A. LUTZ, President. 
Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Eso. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 
Prof. EDGAR BOWERS Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 
Fiity-two Years in the Ministry. 
Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 
Revs. J. Q. WERTZ and CHAS. R. KING. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 
Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D. 

Rev. B. S. BROWN, Rev. GEO. H. COX, D. D. , 

REV. L. E. BUSBY. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Rev. L. E. BUSBY, Prin. Rev. H. A. TREXLER, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 

REV. J. P. MILLER, Prin. Rev. J. O. WERTZ, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICENCE OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 
REV. GEO. H. COX, D. D., Prin. Rev. E. L. FOLK, Alt. 



ORDINATION SERMON. 
REV. ROBERT C. HOLLAND, D. D., Prin. Rev. W. A. LUTZ, Alt. 



SPECIAL CALENDAR. 



i. SUNDAY-SCHOOL MISSIONARY COLLECTION, 

One Sunday in each quarter. 

2. CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

Two Sundays in each year, to-wit : Whitsunday and Second Sunday 
of November, or some other suitable days. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 

The Ninety-ninth Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina will be held in St. Mark's 
church, Rev. J. O. Wertz, pastor, China Grove, N. C, beginning on 
Wednesday before the first Sunday in May, 1902, at 11 o'clock a. m. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

NINETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

Evang. Luth. Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

isroiE^TiEi o^iE^oiLjiirsr^ 

HELD IN 

FRIEDEN'S CHURCH, GIBSONVILLE, N. C, 
BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 2, 1901. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in Frieden's Evangelical 
Lutheran church, Gibsonville, N. C, Rev. C. A. Brown, 
pastor, on Thursday, 10 a. m., May 2, 1901. After a ser- 
mon by President Rev. C. B. Miller from text, Luke 16, 19, 
20, preparatory services were held and the holy commun- 
ion administered. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Synod was opened according to the usual form. The roll 
of ministers was called , and the list of lay-delegates-elect made 
upon presentation of their credentials to the committee, 
making the complete synodical roll as follows : 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Ministers. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D . 

" W. H. Cone (a. e.) . . . 

" Geo. F. Schaeffer (a e.) 

" J. A. Fesperman (a. e.) 

" W. R. Ketchie (a. e.) . 

" R. L. Brown (a. e.) . . 

" R. C. Holland, D. D . . 

" Rev. E. P. Parker . . . 

" Geo. H. Cox, D. D. . . 

" H. M. Brown 

" V. R. Stickley 

" J. A. Linn 

" W. A. Lutz 

" B. S. Brown (a. e.) . . . 

" L. E. Busby 

" T. H. Strohecker (a. e.) 

" J. Q. Wertz 

" A.G. Voigt 

" C. L. T. Fisher (a. e.) . 

" H. A. Trexler 

" Chas. B. King 

" C. B. Miller '. 

" C. A. Brown 

" J. H. C. Fisher (a. e.) . 

" P. J. Wade 

" S. D. Steffey 

" V. Y. Boozer 

" H. W. Jeffcoat 

" H. N. Miller, Ph. D . . 

" R. A. Helms 

" E. W.Leslie 

" W. W. J. Ritchie. . . . 

" E.L. Folk 

" J. P. Miller ...... 

" W.A. Dutton 



ROLL OF SYNOD 
CLERICAL. 

When Ordained. 



Postoffice. 

9 Wilmington, N. C. 

S New Market, Va. 

i Monroe, Ga. 

S65 Barium Springs, N. C. 

868 Kappa, N. C. 

868 Woodside, N. C. 

869 Charlotte, N. C. 

871 Gibsonville, N. C. 

872 Organ Church, N. C. 

873 Brick Church, N. C. 

875 Enochville, N. C. 

877 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

877 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

878 Russell, N. C. 

878 Salisbury, N. C 

880 Davidson College, N. C. 

881 China Grove, N. C. 

883 Wilmington, N. C. 

384 Charlotte, N. C. 

886 Manning, N. C. 

887 Charlotte, N. C. 

887 Concord, N. C. 

889 Gibsonville, N. C. 

890 ... . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

892 Concord, N. C. 

894 Zeb, N. C. 

894 Salisbury, N. C. 

894 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

896 Amity, N. C. 

898 Craven, N. C. 

899 Burlington, N. C. 

884 Winston, N. C 

889 Salisbury, N. C. 

897 Gold Hill, N. C. 



Total number of ministers, 35. (a. e.) Absent and excused. 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



LAY. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

C. T. Bernhardt Salisbury, N.C St. John's (Sal.) 

C. D. Barringer Mt. Pleasant, N. C St. John's (Cab.) 

H. T. Graeber China Grove, N. C {2! gan ' 

( Ebenezer. 

Prof. F. B. Brown Enochville, N. C | St. Enoch. 

' I Trinity. 

( Grace. 
Edmund Sifford Manniug, N. C J. Salem. 

(Lebanon. 
P. L. Ketchie China Grove, N. C . . . . { st^Itk's^^ 1 ' 

Hon. H. C. McAllister Mt. Pleasant, N.C j J* . 1 / , T , r i nlt Y' , 

I Bethel (Stanley.) 

W. A. Lentz Zeb, N. C { I'v?^! 8, 

( Bethel (Rowan.) 

John A. Cline Concord, N.C St. James 

J. H. Rehder Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's. 

H. A. Klueppelberg Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's. 

Jacob Wagoner Gibsonville, N. C { St" Paul's' 

J- C - ^ le Salisbury, N. C j £™ n tiana 

A.C.Mitchell Burlington, N. C { j^f/ "' 3 ' 

D. A. Swink Winston, N. C Augsburg. 

S C. Ketchie Salisbury, N.C { Christ's 

S. H. Hearne Albemarle, N. C Albemarle. 

C Bethany. 
James W. Newsom Rural Hall, N.C \ Nazareth. 

( Shiloh. 

L. D. Peeler Faith, N.C Emmanuel. 

Henry Agner Faith, N. C Faith. 

f Taw's. 

J. A. Fogleman Rural Hall, N.C \ gguJJJi, 

(St. Paul. 
( St. Peter's. 

No Delegate j St. Matthew's. 

( Luther's. 

G. R. D. Lentz Gold Hill, N. C | Mt ^lFv^" S ' 

No Delegate Prosperity. 

No Delegate Cold Water. 

relegate { Sffa&m. 

No Delegate Luther's. 

(St. Michael's. 
J. C. Lentz Statesville, N. C 1 St. Paul's. 

( Amity. 

( St. Andrew's. 
M.C.Walter Concord, N. C j Center Grove. 

( Mt. Herman. 

No Deleo-ate j St. Luke's. 

jno Delegate | Concordia. 

(Reformation. 

No Delegate , < St. Luke's. 

( Pilgrim. 

TohuFelter ( St. Matthew's. 

joaureuer j Providence. 

No Delegate St. Paul's (Asheville.) 

No Delegate Hopewell. 



8 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The President read his annual report, which was received 
and held for reference to proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Fathers and Brethren : — ' ' Grace, mercy, and peace from 
God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord." 

B3- the goodness of our God we have been brought to the close of 
another synodical year, during which none of our number have been 
taken away by death. It is now my duty to present you a brief report 
of my official acts, and the work of Synod in the year now closed : 

I. INSTALLATIONS. 

On November 16, 1900, Rev. B. S. Brown was installed pastor of St. 
Luke and Concordia. Rev. L. E. Busby preached the sermon, and 
Revs. R. C. Holland, D. D., and V. R. Stick ley assisted in the installa- 
tion service. 

December 9, 1900, Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat was installed pastor of Chest- 
nut Hill and Spencer mission pastorate, by Revs. L. E. Busby and 
V. Y. Boozer. 

February 24, 1901, I installed Rev. J. P. Miller as pastor of the 
Union pastorate. 

II. RESIGNATIONS. 

On August 1, 1900, Rev. R. A. Helms notified me he had resigned 
the Iredell pastorate. 

December 18, 1900, Rev. E. P. Parker notified me he had resigned 
the Frieden's pastorate, to take effect October 1, 1900; and that he 
had served as supply till December 1, 1900. 

March 19, 1901, Rev. P. L. Miller notified me he had resigned the 
Albemarle pastorate, to take effect at once. 

March 25, 1901, Rev. C. A. Brown notified me he had resigned St. 
Andrew's pastorate, to take effect May 1, 1901. 

April 2, 1 901, Rev. R. L. Brown notified me he had resigned Faith 
E. L. church, to take effect last of April, 1901. 

III. CALLS ACCEPTED. 

May 14, 1900, Rev. C. A. Brown informed me he had accepted a call 
to St. Andrew's pastorate, Concord, and had taken charge May 1, 1900. 

September 28, 1900, Rev. B. S. Brown notified me he had accepted 
a call to St. Duke and Concordia churches, and would take charge 
October 1, 1900. 

October 31, 1900, Rev. J. P. Miller notified me he had accepted a 
call to Union pastorate, and would take charge November 18, 1900. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

January II, 1901, Rev. E. L,. Folk notified me he had accepted a 
call to Augsburg church, Winston, and had taken charge January 
1, 1901. 

IV. CORNER-STONE EAYING. 

On January 27, 1901, I laid the corner-stone of Haven E. L. church, 
Chestnut Hill, assisted by the pastor, Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat. 

V. LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 

May 19, 1900, Rev. W. A. Dutton placed in my hands a letter of 
honorable transfer from the E. L. Synod of Southwestern Virginia to 
this body. 

December 23, 1900, Rev. J. P. Miller placed in my hands a letter of 
honorable transfer from the E. L. Tennessee Synod to this body. 

January 26, 1901, Rev. E. L,. Folk placed in my hands a letter of 
honorable transfer from the E- L. Synod of Virginia to this body. 

I have ordered the names of these brethren duly enrolled. 

March 11, 1901, I gave Rev. C. Brown Cox a letter of honorable 
transfer to the E. h- Holstou Synod. 

March 19, 1901, I gave Rev. P. L. Miller a letter of honorable trans- 
fer to the E. L. Wittenberg Synod. 

VI. VACANCIES. 

Iredell pastorate, St. Andrew's pastorate, Albemarle pastorate, 
Cold Water, Immanuel, and Faith congregations, and the Forsyth 
mission are now or will be vacant after Synod. Some of these churches 
are being temporarily supplied, and the Executive Committee had 
hoped to have secured a pastor for Forsyth mission by this meeting, 
but as yet it has not been consummated. 

VII. MISSIONS. 

The missions of Synod seem to be in promising condition, but for 
this work there is a. crying need for more money. We are trying to 
do more mission work than we have money to do it with. We should 
not cut down the work, but we should earnestly endeavor to provide 
more funds. Some of our missionaries are overloaded, their pastorates 
should be reduced ; and they are nearly all too poorly paid ; hence 
the work of our missions is hampered. 

VIII. CONFERENCES. 
The President of the Southern Conference reports two meetings of 
the Conference during the year. He recommends a re-arrangement 
of some pastorates in Southern Conference, so as to bring into pas- 
toral arrangement some of our now isolated and vacant churches ; the 
changes he suggests are as follows : That Holy Trinity (Mt. Pleasant) 



IO MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

and Prosperity be made a pastorate, that Ritchfield, Luther's, and 
Immanuel be made a pastorate, and that Albemarle and New Bethel 
be made a pastorate. 

The President of Northern Conference informed me that the two 
regular meetings of that bod}' were held, but presents no business 
claiming the attention of Synod. 

IX. INSTITUTIONS. 

Our institutions of learning will be brought to the attention of 
Synod through their respective boards, and may their interests claim 
a generous share of the earnest attention of this body. 

This has been a most important }'ear in the history of our Theo- 
logical Seminary. It has been the privilege of our Synod to have 
part in the great Century Movement in behalf of this school of the 
prophets. The generous response from many of our churches has 
been a source of rejoicing. Some of our congregations have not as yet 
reported, but we trust that when all our churches are heard from, our 
dear old Synod will be worthily represented in this most important 
movement. 

X. THEOLOGICAL STUDENTS. 

We have four Beneficiary Theological students in our Southern 
Theological Seminary at Mt. Pleasant-Charleston. They are all now 
closing their middle year. They have done good work, and are all 
promising young men. They desire employment as supplies during 
their summer vacation, and it is important that they be engaged thus 
if possible. 

XI. SPECIAL MATTERS FOR ATTENTION. 

i. Report of Committee on Revision of Synod's Constitution (see 
Minutes 1899, pages 40-42 ; also, Minutes 1900, pages 44, 45. 

2. Report of Committee on History of Synod. In this connection 
I suggest that Synod take action, as to how and to what extent this 
committee shall be remunerated for the work it has done. 

3. I would call Synod's attention to the "Lutheran reunion," held 
last August. This movement was originated in the Southern Confer- 
ence, and very happily consummated in bringing together a large 
gathering of our North Carolina and Tennessee Synod Lutherans in 
a most enjoyable and helpful occasion. I recommend that Synod ap- 
prove this movement to have an annual reunion, and I would suggest 
that the committee appointed (the officers of the conferences) hold a 
meeting during the meeting of Synod to organize and begin arrange- 
ments for the reunion of this summer. 

4. Is a letter from Rev. W. H. Cone, of New Market, Va., in which 
he asks to be excused from attendance at Synod on account of ill 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. II 

health. He encloses a check for five dollars ($5) for Synod, to be ap- 
plied wherever most needed. I have turned over this check to Treas- 
urer to be credited in synodical treasury column. 

5. Is a letter from Rev. Francis K. Roof, pastor of Newton congre- 
gation, in which he wishes to know whether the title to the Newton 
church property rests in the North Carolina Synod, or in the Tennes- 
see Synod, or in both jointly. I herewith submit his letter (marked 
5) together with some information gathered on the subject. I recom- 
mend that a committee be appointed to investigate this title. 

6. Is a letter from the Church Council of Bethany (Davidson), sign- 
ed by the secretary and trustee, and one elder of the church, in which 
they call attention to the disagreement between the Lutheran and 
German Reformed people as to the title of that church property. I 
submit this letter (marked 6), and recommend that this matter be re- 
ferred to same committee as that under item 5. 

7. The report of Committee on Bids for Location of North Carolina 
College. (See Minutes 1900, page 35.) 

8. I herewith present a deed for a lot for the location of a third Lu- 
theran church in Concord. This lot is No. 7 in block M, corner of 
Cannon and Gibson streets, in what is known as " Wads worth's addi- 
tion" to north Concord, and is the gift of Mr. John C. Wadwsorth, 
through me, to the North Carolina Synod, without any conditions 
other than that it be used for a third Lutheran church in Concord. 
This gift has been accepted by the Executive Committee of Synod, 
and I was authorized and requested to report the same to this body 
for acceptance and approval. This lot lies in a rapidly developing 
section of Concord, and promises to be an important opening for an- 
other church of our faith. 

Now, brethren, I return to you the trust committed to my hands ; 
and, in doing so, I wish to thank you all for the kindness and co- 
operation which you have shown me in the discharge of the duties 
and responsibilities of this office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER. 

The following members were appointed to report to various 
newspapers : To Our Church Paper, Rev. W. A. L,utz ; 
Greensboro papers, Prof. F. B. Brown ; Charlotte Observer, 
Rev. R. C. Holland; Concord Standard, Rev. S. D. Steffey; 
Salisbury papers, Rev. L,. K. Busby. 

The managing editor of the Lutheran Visitor being pres- 
ent, no reporter was appointed for the Visitor. 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. C. Holland, to 
meet at one o'clock p. m. 



SECOND SESSION. 

May 2D, i P. M. 
Synod opened with prayer by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 
The following members were elected officers for the en- 
suing year : 

President — Rev. C. B. Miller. 
Vice-President — Rev. V. R. Stickley. 
Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King. 
Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 

The officers of Synod were installed by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. 
The Treasurer read his annual report, which was received 
and held for reference to committee. 

- % 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

North Carolina Synod of the 

Evang. Lutheran Church. 

home missions. 
1900. DR- 

May 7. Amt. Finance Committee $334 56 

Oct. 2. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas. W. H. and 

F. M. Society 160 67 

Dec. 12. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas. W. H. and 

F. M. Society 50 00 

1901. 

Mar. 12. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas. W. H. and 

F. M. Society 50 00 

April 26. Amt. interest note Rev. B. S. Brown ... 60 00 $655 23 

1900. Cr. 

May 7. By amt. paid Rev. P. T. Miller $ 93 54 

May 7. By amt. paid Rev. P. J. Wade 33 33 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



13 



W. W. J. Ritchie 
H. W. Jeffcoat . 
V. Y. Boozer . 
R. L. Brown . . 
R. A. Helms . . 
R. L. Bame . . 
P. E. Monroe . 
P. J. Wade . . . 
C. A. Brown . . 
H. W. Jeffcoat . 
R. A. Helms, bal 
P. E. Monroe, bal 

1901. 

Feb. 8. By amt. paid Rev. R. A. Helms, l /$ . 

Feb. 8. By amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie 

By amt. to balance 



May 


7- 


By amt 


paid Rev. 


May 


8. 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


May 


11. 


By amt 


paid Rev. 


May 


25- 


By amt 


paid Rev. 


June 


5- 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


June 


19- 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


June 


30. 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


Sept. 


5- 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


Sept. 


21. 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


Oct. 


4- 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


Oct. 


8. 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 


Nov. 


7- 


By amt. 


paid Rev. 



1900. 

May 6. 

July 2. 

May 8. 

May 28. 

July 29. 

Nov. 9. 

Dec. 28. 

April 15. 



synodical treasury. 
Dr. 
Amt. from Finance Committee . . . 
Amt. from Frieden's 



By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
By amt. 
Amt. to 



Cr. 
paid Hon. H. S. Trout, res. Synod.; 

paid E. H. Aull 

paid C. H. Dulls, Tr. U. S. Min. 
paid for check stamps .... 
paid Rev. C. B. Miller, stationery 
paid Capt. Cook, int. on $800 . 
paid Capt. Cook V. O. Prest . . 
paid Rev. C. B. Miller, stationery, 
balance 



$ 75 00 




16 67 




20 00 




50 00 




41 66 




6 00 




15 00 




16 67 




52 00 




43 75 




9 34 




25 00 




16 66 




50 00 




90 61 


#655 23 


506 18 




4 00 


feio 18 


151 04 




104 74 




59 00 




1 10 




5 12 




48 00 




45 00 




4 18 




92 00 


$510 18 



1900. 
May 
May 

1900. 
May 

May 
Oct. 
Oct. 



beneficiary education. 
Dr. 

6. Amt. in bank 

7. Amt. Finance Committee 

Amt. to balance 



Cr. 
12. By amt. paidV. C. Rideuhour, res. Synod 

By amt. paid J. L,. Morgan, res. Synod 
25. By amt. paid W. W. Kennedy, res. Synod 

16. By amt. paid J. L. Morgan 

16. By amt. paid V. C. Rideuhour .... 



22 38 




152 61 




125 01 


$300 00 


25 00 




25 00 




25 00 




25 00 




25 00 





14 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

By amt. paid E. Fulenwider $ 25 00 

Nov. 7. By atnt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Dec. 18. By amt. paid W. W. Kennerly 25 00 

1 901. 

Feb. 8. By amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

By arnt. paid J. L,. Morgan 25 00 

By amt. paid E. Fulenwider 25 00 

March 13. By amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 co $300 00 



1900. 



ORPHAN HOME. 
DR. 

May 7. Amt. in bank $ 78 48 

Dec. 12. St. Mark's, China Grove 10 do 

Dec. 24. Bethel, Rowan 617 

1 901. 

Jan. 2. St. Paul's, Rowan, G. H. Page 12 20 $106 85 

Cr. 
Aug. 17. By amt. paid P. S. Davis, Treas flop 00 #100 00 



Amt. due this fund $6 85 

professor's salary. 
1900. Dr. 

May 6. To amt. to bal $ 23 05 

May 7. To amt. Finance Committee 152 96 

To amt. Sy nodical Treas. to bal. deficit . 151 54 $327 55 

Cr. 

May 8. By amt. paid Hon. H. S. Trout ..... $327 55 $327 55 

home missions united synod. 
1900. Dr. 

May 7. Amt. Finance Committee $ 69 29 $ 69 29 

1900. Cr. 

May 9. By amt. paid J. E. Cooper, Treas . . . . $ 69 29 $ 69 29 

foreign missions. 
1900. Dr. 

May 6. To amt. in bank $ 46 83 

May 8. To amt. Finance Committee $ IT 3 98 $160 81 

1900. Cr. 

May 8. By amt. paid J. E. Cooper, Treas .... $160 Si $160 81 

north carolina college fund. 
1899. Dr. 

Amt. Finance Committee I 12 00 t 12 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

CR. 

By amt. in bank $ 12 00 

chestnut hii.l mission. 
1900. Dr. 

Amt. in bank $ 50 00 $ 50 00 

edward fulenwider fund. 
1900. Cr. 

By amt. overdrawn $ 23 89 

Respectfully submitted, 
May 3, 1901. JAMES D. HEILIG. 

The Executive Committee's report was read, and received 
for reference to committee. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
The Executive Committee respectfully submit the following annual 
report : 

Seven meetings have been held during the year. The interest of 
the home mission work and the theological students has been cared 
for to the best of financial ability. 

The following table shows the appropriations and the amounts 
paid out : 

APPROPRIATED. PAID. DUE. 

Rev. C. A. Brown $125.00 $52.75 $72.25 

Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat i75-oo 43-75 131-25 

Mr. P. E. Monroe 40.00 40.00 

Rev. P. J. Wade 50.00 16.67 33-33 

Mr. Edward Fulenwider 100.00 50.00 50.00 

Mr. V. C. Ridenhour 100.00 50.00 50.00 

Mr. C. A. Phillips . 100.00 50.00 50.00 

Mr. J. L. Morgan 100.00 50.00 50.00 

Rev. R. A. Helms 16.66% 16.66% 

Mr. W. W. Kennedy 50.00 25.00 25.00 

$461.83 
Burlington mission through the Woman's Home and Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society, $50.00 (quarterly) $50.00. 

SUMMARY. 

Total amount appropriated Home Missionaries . . $406.66% 
Amount paid Home Missionaries 169.83% 

Amount due Home Missionaries $236.83 



l6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Total amount appropriated Beneficiary Students . . $450.00 
Amount paid 225.00 

Amount due $225.00 

Making Synod's total indebtedness $461.83 

A joint meeting with the Executive Committee of the Woman's 
Home and Foreign Missionary Society, held November 2, 1900, re- 
sulted in the Woman's Society assuming the support of the Burling- 
ton mission, as follows : 

1. That the Woman's Home and Foreign Missionary Society, 
through the Executive Committee of Synod, assume the support of 
the Burlington mission. 

2. That we authorize our treasurer to pay to the treasurer of Synod 
$50 quarterly, out of which is to be paid the appropriation to the 
Burlington mission, and the remainder to be turned into the Home 
Mission funds of the North Carolina Synod. 

The committee accepted on behalf of Synod the gift of Mr. Johu C. 
Wadsworth of a lot in North Concord for the purpose of a Lutheran 
church or school. 

The committee agreed to appropriate to the Forsyth mission $150 
towards the support of a pastor, provided the mission guarantee $200 
for same purpose. The mission failed to comply with the conditions. 
The Forsyth mission is therefore without a pastor. 

C. B. MILLER, President. 
C. B. KING, Secretary. 

HOURS FOR BUSINESS SESSIONS. 

The following hours were agreed upon for the sessions of 
Synod: 9.30 a. m. to 12 o'clock noon; and 1.30 p. m. to 
the pleasure of Synod for adjournment. 

The Report of the Trustees of North Carolina College was 
read, and received for reference to committee. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAR- 
OLINA COLLEGE. 
To the E. L. Synod of North Carolina : 

Again it becomes my duty to report the work of the board since 
you last met. At your last meeting you by resolution ordered the 
doors of the college to be kept open without incurring any expense 
upon Synod. At our regular meeting in May following, we found 
ourselves with a college in debt — without a faculty, without a dollar, 
and without the moral support of Synod. Never in the history of the 
institution had the board met under like circumstances, but realizing 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1 7 

that we had a duty to perform, we determined to do that duty as best 
we could. We elected Rev. W. A. Lutz, president of North Carolina 
College, giving him full power to select his faculty, and promised to 
endorse his every effort to revive the institution. The buildings were 
thoroughly renovated and the expenses borne by the people of Mt. 
Pleasant. The main building is in excellent condition. The wing 
buildings need recovering ; repairs have been made on president's 
house, well sunk deeper, &c. The work of the faculty has been satis- 
factory to the board and patrons and the conduct of the students has 
been excellent. The president having secured the patronage of the 
church, to a limited extent, and a liberal patronage from other de- 
nominations, has enrolled 102 students this session with a fair pros- 
pect of a larger number next session. It is gratifying to be able to 
report so favorably concerning the work during the present session 
and conditions prevailing at North Carolina College under the ener- 
getic and efficient management of the present administration. The 
revival and substantial progress of the college since last June has been 
little short of phenomenal. Synod will doubtless be pleased to learn 
that another member was added to the faculty at the opening of the 
present session, who fills the chair of organic science, and who is also 
instructor in English, and that the course of study has been raised 
and rearranged, in both the collegiate and academic departments. 
Electives are offered in both the college courses, leading to degrees. 
The work in the preparatory department will hereafter cover four 
years, thus more thoroughly preparing students to enter college classes. 

The board at its called session, in April last, granted the faculty the 
privilege to conduct a normal school at the College during vacation ; 
also admitted women to college classes in the Junior and Senior years. 

The alumni and the faculty have undertaken to erect a monument 
to Prof. H. T. J. Ludwick, who gave the best days of his life to the 
institution, by building a memorial hall. And the board at its called 
session, in April, (1901), granted the privilege to build the same upon 
the college campus, also freely offering their moral support to the en- 
terprise. It is confidently hoped that Synod will endorse this action 
of the board and also lend a helping hand in this laudable enterprise. 

A number of circumstances combine to make the present outlook 
for the college very encouraging. Sympathetic co-operation through- 
out the bounds of Synod will, I believe, insure the success of the in- 
stitution. Believing that you, the representatives and guardians of 
the church and her institutions, will recognize this as a propitious 
time for advancing the cause of Higher Education, and hoping that 
you are desirous to do all that you deem proper and expedient to- 
ward effecting the consummation so long and devoutly prayed for, 



l8 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

and for which so many sacrifices have been made by those who now 
rest from their labors, it is but natural that the friends of this institu- 
tion have reason to hope that in this the beginning of a new century, 
that North Carolina College will yet fulfill the mission for which it 
was established. 

In conclusion, I would recommend that Synod appoint a committee 
to revise the charter, and have it amended to meet more directly the 
desires of the church, and have the same amendments enacted into 
law by the legislature at its next session. 

Now, after a service of twenty-five years, during which time I have 
to the best of my limited ability endeavored to advance the interest of 
North Carolina College to the welfare of the church ; I, together with 
this report, tender my resignation as a member of the board of trus- 
tees, to take effect as soon as my successor is elected and qualified. 
With heartfelt thanks for the honor conferred upon me by Synod, I 
remain your obedient servant, 

H. C. McAIXISTER, 
Chairman Board Trustees of North Carolina College. 

The President announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

i. President's Report.— -Revs. Geo H. Cox, D. D., V. Y. 
Boozer, G. D. Bernheim, D. D., Prof. T. B. Brown. 

2. State of the Church. -Revs. R. C. Holland, D. D., H. 
M. Brown, E. P. Parker, Mr. H. T. Graeber. 

3. Church Institutions. — Revs. J. P. Miller, J. A. L,inn, 
Mr. J. A. Cline, Mr. H. A. Klueppelberg. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. J. O. Wertz, H. 
A. Trexler, Mr. C. T. Bernhardt. 

5. Minutes and Unfinished Business. — Revs. C A. Brown, 
J. P Wade, R. A. Helms, Mr. W. A. Lentz. 

6. Petitions and Excuses of Absentees. — Revs. W. H. Jeff- 
coat, H. N. Miller, Ph. D., E. W. Leslie, E. L. Folk, Mr. 
P. I/. Ketchie, Mr. J. C. Eingle. 

7. Vacancies.— Revs. W. A. Eutz, W. W. J. Ritchie, W. 
A. Dutton, Mr. A. C. Mitchell, Mr. James W. Newsom. 

8. Finance. — Messrs. D. A. Swink, J. H. Rehder, S. H. 
Hearne. 



MINUTES E- E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 1 9 

9. Appropriations. — Revs. A. G. Voigt, D. D., L,. E. 
Busby, Mr. C. D. Barringer. 

10. Apportionment. — Revs. H. N. Miller, Ph. D., S. D. 
Steffey, Mr. S. C. Ketchie. 

11. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. V. R. Stickley, G. H. Cox, 
J. Q. Wertz, Mr. Jacob Wagoner, Mr. H. C. McAllister, 
Mr. S. H. Hearne. 

The Report of the Trustees of Mont Aracena Seminary 
was read and received for reference to proper committee. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MONT 

AMOENA FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Brethren: — It is a source of great gratification to the Board of 
Trustees of Mont Ameena Female Seminary that it is able to report 
the continued success and prosperity of the institution. The year 
now closing has been the most prosperous and satisfactory under the 
present management. There has been no serious illness, and no in- 
terruptions during the year. Ninety-two pupils have been in attend- 
ance, fifty-three of whom are boarding pupils. Four States are repre- 
sented, viz., North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia. 
Seventeen congregations of our own and eight of other synods have 
pupils in attendance ; and there are, besides, representatives of the 
German Reformed, Presbyterian, Methodist, Christian, and Roman 
churches. There are six members of the Senior class, of whom four 
are from three congregations of our Synod and two from South 
Carolina. 

As was intimated in last year's report, the Preparatory Department 
has been resumed ; and, in all probability, will be continued in the 
future. 

As a result of the action of the Synod in permitting collections in 
the congregations for the purpose of raising funds with which to re- 
paint the seminary buildings, I have the pleasure to report that the 
sum of $54. 10 was raised, and the cost of the work has been $207. 85. 

We regret that the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College has 
opened its Junior and Senior classes for women, believing it will be 
detrimental to the seminary in many ways. The course of the semi- 
nary at present has some of the studies of the Junior and Senior 
classes of the college, and the action if carried out will undoubtedly 
produce friction between the two institutions. It is to be hoped that 
the College Board will reconsider their action inasmuch as it was 
taken without any consultation with either the board or faculty of 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

the seminary. There are two vacancies in the board to be filled at 
this convention of S} r nod. 

Respectfully, GEO. H. COX, 

President Board of Trustees Mont Amoena Seminary. 
Organ Church, N. C, April 29, 1901. 

Reports on the State of the Church were read and referred. 

Rev. L. K. Probst, D. D., and Rev. J. A. Morehead were 
received as advisory members of Synod. 

The regular order was suspended to consider the follow- 
ing resolution, offered by Dr. Voigt : 

Resolved, That the Committee on Apportionment be instructed to 
make the Synodical Apportionment on the basis of 25 cents per mem- 
ber, and that the amount for each congregation be calculated in the 
following proportion : For Synodical Treasury, per member, 10 
cents ; for Home Missions, per member, 8 cents ; for Beneficiary Edu- 
cation, per member, 7 cents. In the table printed in the Minutes all 
fractions of a dollar are to be omitted. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of the above res- 
olution, with prayer by Rev. L,. E. Busby. 



THIRD SESSION. 



9.30 A. M., May 3D, 1901. 

The opening devotional service was conducted by Rev. J. 
Q. Wertz. Synod was called to order by the President. 
Minutes of the former sessions were read and approved. Mr. 
W. P. Houseal, business manager of the Lutheran Visitor, 
and Mr. T. F. Dippard, representative from. St. Michael's 
church, were received as advisory members. Reports on 
the State of the Church were resumed. Synod adjourned 
for address on Beneficiary Education by Rev. V. R. Stick- 
ley, pending the hearing of Reports on the State of the 
Church. 

At 11 o'clock a. m., Rev. V. R. Stickley delivered an ad- 
dress on Beneficiary Education. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



1.30 P. M., May 3D. 
Synod was called to order by the President. Prayer by 
Rev. J. A. Morehead of the Theological Seminary. On 
motion, the order of business was suspended to hear the 
Report of the Committee on the President's Report. The 
Report of the Committee on the President's Report was 
read by Rev. Geo. H. Cox and received for consideration by 
items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 
A number of items in the President's Report calls for the attention 
of Synod, as follows : 

1. The President calls attention to the lack of funds to successfully 
carry on our Home Missionary work, and advises that "we should 
not cut down the work, but we should earnestly endeavor to provide 
more funds." In view of all the facts, your committee can only rec- 
ommend that pastors be urged to increase the contributions to the 
Synodical Home Mission Fund. 

2. The matter of rearrangement of pastorates, so that all of our con- 
gregations shall have regular pastoral care, properly belongs to the 
Committee on Pastorates, to whom the matter is respectfully referred. 

3. With regard to the endowment of the Theological Seminary and 
our Synod's part in the good work, we recommend the following for 
adoption : 

Resolved, That it is with pleasure that this Synod learns of the 
generous response from our congregations, and hereby urges those 
congregations that have not yet reported to rally to the call, that our 
Synod may do her full part, and that the endowment fund maj T speed- 
ily become an assured certainty. 

4. The good report of our beneficiaries is matter for congratulation. 
We desire to call the attention of Synod to the propriety of our bene- 
ficiaries being ordained by this Synod. 

5. We recommend that Synod set a time for the consideration of 
the report of the committee on the revision of the constitution. 

6. With regard to the Synod's history, we recommend : (a) that 
the committee be asked for a report, and (b) the suggestions of the 
President be adopted and acted upon. 

7. On the Lutheran Reunion, we recommend the adoption of the 
President's recommendation. 



22 MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

S. We recommend that the Synod hereby express its appreciation 
of the contribution of Rev. W. H. Cone, express sympathy for him 
in his ill health, pray the blessings of the Lord upon him in his de- 
clining years, and that we approve of the President's disposition of 
the check. 

9. We recommend the adoption of the President's recommendation 
with regard to the church at Newton, and also of Bethany church in 
Davidson county. 

10. We recommend the hearing of the report of the committee on 
bids for location of North Carolina College. 

11. With regard to the lot at Concord, we recommend the adoption 
of the following : 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby expresses its high appreciation 
and hearty thanks to Mr. John C. Wadsworth and his wife Mrs. W. E. 
Wadsworth for their generous gift to the Synod of a lot for a third Lu- 
theran church in Concord ; that we accept the gift in the same Chris- 
tian spirit in which it is presented, and earnestly pray that this may 
be the beginning of a work that shall result in the ingathering of 
many souls that shall constitute stars in the crown of their rejoicings 
when the Master shall come to make up his jewels. 

Resolved, That the Secretary is hereby instructed to send a copy of 
this action to Mr. and Mrs. Wadsworth. 

12. We recommend a hearty vote of thanks to the President for the 
faithful manner in which he has discharged the duties of his office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
FLOYD B. BROWN, 
G. D. BERNHEIM, 
V. Y. BOOZER. 
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, adopted. 
Item 5 deferred until next year. 

Item 6 divided into (a) and (b) — sub-item (a) referring to 
the report of the Historical Committee was received and held 
for future reference ; (b) adopted, and action upon same de- 
ferred. 

Items 7, 8, 9, adopted. Committee appointed by the 
President under item 9 consists of Revs. G. D. Bernheim, 
Geo. H. Cox, and W. A. Lutz. 

Items 10, 11, 12, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 
Reports on the State of the Church resumed. 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

Rev. E. P. Parker was excused from further attendance 
upon the afternoon session. 

Reports on the State of the Church finished. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. A. G. Voigt, and 
announcement was made that there would immediately be a 
meeting of the Ministerium. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



9.30 A. M., May 4TH. 

The devotional service was conducted by Rev. P.J. Wade. 
Synod was called to order, and the minutes of Friday's ses- 
sions were read and approved. 

The Report of the Delegates to the United Synod was read 
by Rev. R. C. Holland, and received and adopted. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 

The convention of the United Synod at Winston, May 16, 1900, was 
attended by the full delegation of the North Carolina Synod, and by 
a large representation from all the other synods. The deliberations 
of this body were characterized by ability, harmony, and an earnest- 
ness which indicated a loyal and intelligent interest in the questions 
demanding its attention. 

This convention will be remembered especially for two things : (1.) 
The adoption of a plan for the Endowment of the Theological Semi- 
nary of the United Synod, known as the Century Memorial Endow- 
ment, providing for the raising of at least #30,000 by the 31st of De- 
cember, 1901. (2.) The adoption of a declaration which has been 
accepted as a solution of questions which seemed to stand in the way 
of a hearty co-operation among all the synods in the general enter- 
prises of the church. This declaration, made in all sincerity, was 
most timely, and has resulted in strengthening the bonds of Christian 
fellowship among the synods based upon mutual confidence and 
respect. 

The Common Service Committee was instructed to add as a supple- 
ment forty or fifty hymns to subsequent editions of the Book of Wor- 
ship, and also to publish said supplement in separate form. 

The following action was also taken : 



24 MINUTES K. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

i. That the Board of Missions and Church Extension apportion and 
raise among the synods belonging to this body for Foreign Missions 
the sum of $4,500 annually. 

2. That the Board apportion and raise among the synods belonging 
to this body for Home Missions the sum of $8,000 annually. 

3. That one Sunday for each quarter be designated by all Sunday- 
schools in the United Synod as Missionary Sunday, and that on that 
Sunday the children be specially addressed on the subject of Missions, 
and offerings be taken for this object. 

4. That the churches be urged to set apart two Sundays of each year 
— Whitsunday and the second Sunday in November — for receiving 
missionary offerings, and that the Board furnish special envelopes for 
this purpose. 

The next convention of the United Synod will be held in St. John's 
church, Charleston, S. C, Wednesday before the second Sunday in 
May, 1902. Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND, Chairman. 

Immediately following the adoption of the above report, 
this resolution was adopted, viz. : 

Resolved, That the action of the United Synod in regard to mis- 
sions as embraced in the report of the delegates to the United Synod 
is hereby endorsed and adopted by this body. 

The Report on Pastoral Districts was read by Rev. V. R. 
Stickley, and received for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 
Your Committee on Pastoral Districts would submit the following : 

1. That we recommend that Albemarle constitute a pastorate and 
that Synod supplement the pastor's salary to the amount of $200 per 
year for three years if necessary, $50 of which is pledged by a lay- 
member of Synod. 

2. That St. Andrew's pastorate remain as it is, and we recommend 
to them to call a pastor at as early day as possible. 

3. That Faith and Immanuel constitute a pastorate, and we recom- 
mend Synod to supplement the pastor's salary to amount of $150, 
provided the Synod has sufficient funds on hands after meeting its 
present indebtedness; and that, in case Synod cannot supplement the 
pastor's salary, as above indicated, the congregations be left to make 
their own arrangements. 

4. We recommend that Synod appoint a committee to visit Mt. 
Carmel congregation, and advise with it in the interest of the church 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

-with plenary-power to act : Revs. J. A. Linn, S. D. Steffey, Hon. H. 
C. McAllister, committee. 

5. We recommend that Rev. E. W. Leslie supply Luther's church, 
and we ask St. Matthew's and St. Peter's to grant their pastor the 
privilege, and also that they allow him to give this church morning 
service every fifth Sunday. 

6. We recommend that Rev. W. A. Dutton supply Richfield with 
the consent of his pastorate. 

7. We recommend that Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, and New Bethel 
(Stanley) constitute a pastorate. 

S. We recommend that Prosperity be continued under the care of 
Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher, and that Cold Water be continued under 
the present arrangements. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. R. STICKLEY, 
GEO. H. COX, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
JACOB WAGONER, 
H. C. MCALLISTER, 

Committee. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, adopted. The committee appointed on 
item 4 consists of Revs. J. A. Linn, S. D. Steffey, and Hon. 
H. C. McAllister. 

Items 5, 6, 7, 8, adopted. Report was adopted as a whole. 

The Report of the Committee on Bids for North Carolina 
College was read by Rev. R. C. Holland, and was received 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON BIDS FOR THE LOCATION 
OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Your committee by action of last convention of Synod was contin- 
ued and instructed to present a report at this convention. We there- 
fore respectfully report as follows : 

Your committee has not solicited, neither has it received any addi- 
tional bids for the location of the college. 

We are authorized to report however that the overture of the Ten- 
nessee Synod as embraced in our report at last convention, and print- 
ed on pp. 30 and 31 of Minutes of 1890, has not been withdrawn, and 
is therefore now before this body for its consideration. We recom- 
mend that this overture be referred to a special committee to present 
at this meeting such form of response as proper courtesy to the Ten- 
nessee Synod and the merits of the case may demand. 



26 MINUTES E. I. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Upon information from authoritative source we conclude that the 
bid from Salisbury will not be renewed, and it may therefore be con- 
sidered as formally withdrawn. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 
V. Y. BOOZER. 

Synod appointed a committee to bring in a report at this 
meeting of Synod on the item in the above report contain- 
ing the overture from the Tennessee Synod : Committee — 
Revs. A. G. Voigt, V. R. Stickley, and Geo. H. Cox. 

Synod adjourned to hear address on missions, with prayer 
by Rev. L. K. Probst. 

At ii o'clock a. m., Rev. W. A. Lutz delivered an address 
on missions. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



1.30 P. M., May 4TH. 

Synod was called to order by the President, and opened 
with prayer by Rev. E. W. Leslie. 

The Report of the Committee on Apportionment was read 
by Rev. H. N. Miller, and received to be considered by 
items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your committee respectfully submit the following: 

Whereas, The officers of Synod continually inform us that they 
have not sufficient funds to prosecute the work of the Synod ; and 

Whereas, It will be necessary either to increase our contributions 
or to decrease the amount of our labors for the Lord. 

Resolved^ 1. That we choose that which is more plainly the will of 
God, viz., endeavor to increase our contributions toward the North 
Carolina Synod work to the extent of about $350, and to endeavor 
more fully to reach our present United Synod apportionment of 25 
cents per capita for home missions and 15 cents per capita for foreign 
missions. 



MINUTES 3. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

Resolved, 2. That one- half of this increase be added to the Home 
Mission column. 

Resolved, 3. That one-half be placed in Church Extension column. 
Resolved, 4. That the figures for Theological Professor's salary 
column be 33^ per cent, added to the figures in Beneficiary Educa- 
tion column. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENDERSON N. MIDLER, 
S. D. STEFFEY, 
S. C. KETCHIE. 



APPORTIONMENT. 



L. E. Busby . . . 
S. D. Steffey. . . 

Geo. H. Cox . . . 
H. A. Trexler . . 

P. J. Wade . . . . 

H. M. Brown . . 

J. P. Miller . . . 
V. R. Stickley . . 

W. A. Dutton . . 

J. Q. Wertz . . . 

V. Y. Boozer. . . 

Vacant 

W. W. J. Ritchie. 

C. B. Miller . . . 
R. C. Holland . . 

A. G. Voigt . . . 
G. D. Bernheim . 

B. S. Brown . . . 



E. L. Folk. . 
Vacant . . . . 



Supplied. . . . 
J. A. Linn . . . 
E. W. Leslie. . 

H. W Jeffcoat . 

Vacant .... 
C. A. Brown . . 



CHURCHES. 



Vacant 
Vacant. 



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( St. Peter's . 

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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

Item 1, adopted. Item 2, divided into (a) and (b), was 
adopted. Under (b) the following resolution was passed : 

Resolved, That the amounts apportioned in the Church Extension 
column for this year be apportioned towards liquidating the debt of 
the Synod to the Board of Church Extension. 

Item 3, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

The President nominated the following committees : 

1 st. Committee to Nominate an Executive Committee — 
Revs. A. G. Voigt, H. A. Trexler, and Mr. H. T. Graeber. 

2d. Committee to Nominate Trustees of North Carolina 
College— Revs. Geo. H. Cox, H. W. Jeffcoat, and Mr. D. 
A. Swink. 

3d. Committee to Nominate Trustees of Mont Amcena 
Seminary— Revs. L,. E. Busby, S. D. Steffey, and Mr. J. C- 
Ljngle. 

4th. Committee to Nominate Speakers for next Synod — 
Revs. J. A. Linn, V. R. Stickley, and C. A. Brown. 

The Report of the Committee on Finance was read by Mr. 
J. H. Rehder, and was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the following : 
We examined the Treasurer's Report, with vouchers, and find the 
same correct. 

Attached is itemized statement of receipts from congregations ; 
also, have Treasurer's receipt for amount paid over as follows : 

Cash $1373 95 

Credit on note, St. James 65 00 

Treasurer's receipts for amount previously collected, 105 20 

Total $1544 15 

We are pleased to state that three new names will be found on the 
list that did not contribute last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. A. SWINK, 
J. H. REHDER, 
S. H. HEARNE. 



ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 





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1 Cold Water . . 
St. Stephen's . . 
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1 Providence . . 
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1 Trinity .... 
( St Luke's . . . 
1 Concordia . . . 

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Received for the work of the North Carolina Synod, $1061. 
Received for the work of the United Synod, $482.27. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 3 1 

The Report of the Committee on the Theological Semi- 
nary was read by Rev. R. C. Holland, and was received 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

Your representatives on the Board of Directors of the Theological 
Seminary of the United Synod would report as follows: 

The session of 1900 to 1901 has been a successful one, there being 
in attendance fourteen students, of whom three are in the Senior class, 
nine in the Middle class, and two in the Junior class. 

The four students from the North Carolina Synod are in the Middle 
class, and are worthy and successful candidates for the Senior class. 

Prof. Morehead has had very efficient help in class-room work from 
Rev. Messrs. K. Boldt, J. A. B. Scherer, and J. W. Horine, and the 
course of instruction is equal to that of our best theological seminaries. 

The loyalty of the North Carolina Synod to the seminary has called 
forth many expressions of appreciation from the friends of the insti- 
tution, and on our part we may take no little comfort from the fact 
our youug men have enjoyed such signal advantages in an institution 
so well adapted to qualify them for the work peculiar to our South- 
ern field. 

The outlook for the next session is quite encouraging, students be- 
ing expected from the graduating classes of Newberry, North Caro- 
lina, and Roanoke colleges. Thus we are reminded of the special 
mission of this theological school in strengthening the bonds of union 
among our several synods and general church interests. 

It gives us pleasure to report that there have been substantial local 
improvements in the institution through the devotion and generosity 
of the friends in Charleston, the sum of $250 being expended in fixing 
up the reception room, the chapel, and in beautifying the grounds. 
This continued local interest and assistance is a matter of gratification 
to us all, and deserves grateful recognition. 

It is with feelings of gratitude and joy that we can behold evident 
signs of increasing affection and confidence in this institution on be- 
half of the churches throughout our synods, its friends being multi- 
plied up into the thousands by the action of the United Synod, and 
the progress of the Century Memorial Endowment movement. 
It is especially gratifying to note that the churches in our 
Synod are responding with marked unanimity to the century call, 
twenty-eight congregations being already reported ; and it is believed 
that every congregation in the Synod will embrace the opportunity 
to testify its loyalty by reporting some contribution during this year. 

It will be necessary that our Synod, along with the other synods, 



32 MINUTES E. I*. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

continue the annual appropriation, and we therefore recommend the 
adoption of resolution of last convention in terms as follows : 

Resolved, That this Synod reaffirms its interest in the Theological 
Seminary of the United Synod, and its willingness to co-operate in its 
support, and that $300 be appropriated to this purpose for the session of 
1901-1902, and that if this amount is not received from the congrega- 
tions, the remainder be paid from the synodical treasury. 

Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 
J. D. HEIUG. 

The Report of the Committee on the Executive Commit- 
tee's Report was read and received for consideration by item. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON REPORT OF THE EXECU- 
TIVE COMMITTEE. 
We, your committee, have carefully considered the report placed 
into our hands, and we are free to say that this body should express 
its appreciation for the services rendered by your Executive Com- 
mittee, and for the careful and efficient manner in which they have 
performed all the functions of their office. With limited means at 
their disposal, they have accomplished great things for our Lutheran 
zion. 

We find the deficit in the appropriations for Home Missions to be 
$236.83 ; and, also, the deficit in the appropriations for Beneficiary Ed- 
ucation to be 1225. 

We therefore recommend that these amounts be paid out of the 
funds on hand at this meeting of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. O. WERTZ, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
C. T. BERNHARDT. 

Item 1, adopted. Report was adopted as a whole. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The officers of Synod and Mr. J. A. Cline were elected as 
an Executive Committee of the Synod. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley was excused from further attendance 
on the sessions of Synod. 

The Report of the Committee on Unfinished Business was 
read by Rev. C. A. Brown, and was received for considera- 
tion by items. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 
BUSINESS. 

Your Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business have examin- 
ed the Minutes of 1900, and have found very little claiming the atten- 
tion of Synod that is not being attended to. We note a few items 
however, viz.: 

On page 28 of Minutes for 1900 in the Report of Committee on Pas- 
toral Districts, we find the following recommendations : 

1. Item 2, That Albemarle, Bethel, Mt. Zion, and L/Uther's consti- 
tute a pastorate. 

2. Item 3, That Holy Trinity, Prosperity, and Cold Water consti- 
tute a pastorate. 

3. Item 4, That St. Luke's and Concordia constitute a pastorate. 

4. Item 6, That Frieden's and St. Paul's (Alamance) constitute a 
pastorate. 

Have the above recommendations been carried out by the respective 
congregations ? 

5. On page 46, item (1) under 8, Synod authorized the publication 
of the manuscript of the proposed History of the North Carolina 
Synod as a suitable centenary memorial of the Synod, provided a 
sufficient number of subscribers be secured to cover the cost. 

Has a sufficient number of subscribers been secured. 

6. Item 2, That the authors furnish cuts of themselves. 
Have they done so? 

7. Item 3, That at the proper time and in some suitable way the 
authors be remunerated for their efficient and painstaking services. 

Have they been remunerated ? 

8. Item 4, That a committee of experienced persons be appointed 
to take in hand the securing of subscriptions and the publication of 
the work, and go to press not later than May 1, 1901. 

Has this been done ? 

9. On page 50, Synod requests the Board of Church Extension to 
consent to reduce the rate of interest on her indebtedness to the Board 
from 6 per cent, to 4 per cent. 

Has the Board of Church Extension grauted Synod's request? 
Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. BROWN, 
P. J. WADE, 
R. A. HETMS, 
W. A. TENTZ, 

Committee. 
Item 1, no ; 2, no ; 3, yes ; 4, no ; 5, no — solicitation has 
not been made; 6, yes,- 7, no. 



34 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Under item 7 the report of the Historical Committee was 
made by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, and received for consideration 
by items. 

REPORT OF THE HISTORICAL COMMITTEE. 

Your Historical Committee beg leave to present the following report : 

For two years we have been working on the History. It is impossi- 
ble to tell you of the amount of time and labor that it has taken. The 
clerical work is, in a manner, complete, so that we can be prepared 
to place the manuscript in the hands of the printer upon short notice. 

The book will contain about three hundred pages, and embraces the 
following : 

Thirteen chapters of historical narration ; a sketch of every congre- 
gation belonging to Synod ; a tabulated statement, showing when 
and where the different meetings of Synod have been held ; a list of 
the officers of Synod from the beginning down to the present time; 
a table showing the growth of the Synod in the number of its minis- 
ters ; a summar}' of parochial reports ; a summary of financial reports; 
a financial statement of the funds of the Board of Church Extension ; 
a statistical and financial table showing the work of the W. H. & F. 
M. Societies ; noteworthy transactions of Synod, culled from the 
Minutes ; a tabulated sketch of every minister that has been connected 
with the Synod. There will also be about twenty cuts scattered 
through the book. We would recommend : 

I. The appointment of a committee to examine the manuscript and 
report at this convention of Synod. 

II. The appointment of a publishing committee. 

III. The publishing committee be instructed, when to issue the 
book- — how many copies, advertising, &c. 

IV. That provisions be made for meeting the expenses of advertis- 
ing and publishing. 

V. Our expenses in preparing the history have been : By G. D. 
Bernheim, $3 ; by Geo. H. Cox, $16.31 ; which we respectfully ask 

Synod to pay. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 
GEO. H. COX. 

Item 1, adopted. 

Item 2, adopted, with Revs. G. D. Bernheim and Geo. H. 
Cox as appointed committee 

Item 3, adopted, with a resolution that each pastor solicit 
subscribers, and send list of same to the committee. 



MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

During the consideration of item 4, Mr. J. H. Render, of 
Wilmington, promised to loan the amount necessary for the 
publication of the history. Whereupon, the following reso- 
lution was adopted, as offered by Rev. A. G. Voigt : 

Whereas, Mr. J. H. Rehder, of Wilmington, N. C, has offered to 
advance the money necessary to publish the proposed History of the 
North Carolina Synod — not exceeding $500, the money to be refund- 
ed without interest from the proceeds of the sale of the book; be it 

Resolved, That Synod accept the generous offer of Mr. Rehder, and 
that the cordial thanks of this body be extended to him for his timely 
liberality. 

Item 5 was adopted. The paper of the Historical Com- 
mittee was adopted as a whole. Revs. J. A. Linn, H. N. 
Miller, and W. A. Lutz were appointed a committee to 
examine the remainder of the manuscript of the proposed 
History of the North Carolina Synod. 

Item 7 of Unfinished Business was answered, no. Com- 
mittee appointed on same — Revs. L. E. Busby, R. C. Hol- 
land, and W. A. Lutz. 

Item 8, left to the judgment of the committee according 
to spirit of the resolution. 

Item 9, yes. Report was adopted as a whole. 

The President appointed Revs. J. Q. Wertz, K. L- Folk, 
and Mr. J. A. Cline a Committee on Statistics. 

Report of the Board of Church Extension was read and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 
The board has had but one meeting during the 3'ear. The treas- 
urer of our board gives a full account of our loans and collections in 
his report which is incorporated in this report. We also incorporate 
a letter from this thoughtful layman which mentions facts for your 
consideration. 

EETTER OF DR. STEVENS. 

I send you herewith my report, as treasurer of Board of Church 
Extension, to be incorporated in your report, and would call atten- 
tion to the fact that the interest on Synod's notes is now near $100, 
and that nothing is being done to reduce this indebtedness, and fur- 
ther to the fact that the Board of Church Extension has received no 
money from Synod for Church Extension purposes since 1S99. 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

After the action of Synod in 1898, looking to the payment of her 
notes, most of the pastors decided to so apportion the money brought 
up to Synod by them from their congregations, that the amount form- 
erly brought for church extension should be put into synodical treas- 
ury, in order that Synod could use from the Synodical Treasury Fund 
to discharge her indebtedness to our board. In other words they de- 
cided that the Church Extension Fund should get money from the 
congregations just as it did before the action of 1898, but that Synod 
should have the privilege of paying it into our treasury and thereby 
get credit for such amounts on her notes. You see how it is working. 
This additional amount paid into the Synodical Treasury and intended 
for the discharge of this debt is being used for purposes for which it 
was never intended. Synod is hereby establishing a financial policy 
which, I trust, the lay-members of the various congregations will not 
feel at liberty to follow. This matter deserves serious consideration. 
I regret that I will be compelled to miss this session of Synod. 

Fraternally, M. L. STEVENS. 

Report of Treasurer of Board of Church Extension. 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

In Account with Board of Church Extension. 

1900. Dr. 

May 4. To cash on hand as reported at Albemarle, $871 00 
Sept. 17. To cash from St. Mark's, China Grove, on 

note ... 147 50 

Oct. 30. To cash from Concord bank, int. on deposit 12 99 

1 901. 

April 25. To cash from St. Mark's, China Grove, 

balance on note 52 50 $1083 99 

1900. Cr. 

Sept. 27. By loan to Haven church, Chestnut Hill, 

Salisbury $300 00 

By bal. in bank at 4 per cent, deposit . . . 783 99 $1083 99 
ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

By amount in bank $783 99 

Note on Synod (balance), due May, 1897 . 217 73 

Note on Synod, due May, 1897 364 00 

Interest due on above notes 94 07 

Note on Christ's church, Spencer 200 00 

Note on Haven church, Chestnut Hill, Sal. 300 00 

Total $1959 79 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

We ask that the column for Church Extension be restored in the 
Apportionment table, and bespeak for our people liberality to this 
cause. Praying the active co-operation of Synod in using and in- 
creasing this fund for perpetual use in building temples for the Lord, 
we are, Most respectfully, W. A. LUTZ, President, 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary, 
M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 
JONAS COOK, 
H. A. KLUEPPELBERG. 

The Report of the Committee on Vacancies was read by 
Rev. W. A. Lutz, and was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

We, your committee, in taking up this question, feel that Synod 
must first try to realize that we have before us the following stubborn 
facts : 

1st. These congregations, now vacant, were properly and regulars- 
organized, by permission of Synod, and afterward were received as 
integral parts of the Synod, joint heirs, with the other congregations. 
This makes it our moral duty to take care of every congregation thus 
united with us. More than this, Christ, the Head of the Church, 
tells us, "If one member suffers, all suffer"; again, "Seeing your 
brother in need and closing your bowels of compassion against him, 
how dwelleth the love of God in you"; again, "He that provides not 
for his own, especially those of his own household of faith, hath de- 
nied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." These facts carry their 
own lesson, and are unanswerable. 

2d. We are, as a Synod, in the position of a family, with some 
weakly members — not weak because they have, like the prodigal son, 
wasted their substance, with riotous living, but because of their en- 
vironments, their peculiar topography, and the want of true shep- 
herds. They are, year after year, crying for help, and the same ones 
are often vacant year after year. A strong pastorate is not likely to 
remain vacant long, but those weak financially and numerically. 
What ought to be the conduct of strong members of this family to- 
ward the weak and unfortunate ones ? 

3d. A truth is forcefully taught by Christ, John 21, 5, 6, 9, io, show- 
ing that those wanting help, must first do as Christ directs them, and 
join their fish with those which Christ has already prepared. These 
vacant congregations are plants of the Lord, and must growlike plants. 

(a) We find the Forsyth mission is vacant, probably so by our pro- 
crastination. It is laid at the door of Synod, desiring to be fed. 

(b) Albemarle, Richfield, and Tuther's, grouped together by Synod, 



38 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

are entirely too weak to secure a good pastor. This important field 
must be laid heavily on the heart of Synod, for relief. 

(c) St. Andrew's pastorate is another group of weak, but growing 
congregations, with Cold Water hard by, without pastoral connec- 
tion. This should be referred to Committee on Pastoral Districts. 

(d) The Iredell pastorate is vacant, and while they are abundantly 
able to pay a good salary, and they have a good parsonage, and almost 
new houses of worship, yet they need the oversight of Synod to de- 
velop their liberality and to cultivate a better feeling between the 
congregations. 

(e) Davie mission is vacant, and must be supplied by Synod with 
the bread of life, or they will suffer loss. 

(f) Mt. Carmel is reported hopelessly weak, and desires the advice 
of Synod, as to their course, both as to the members and the church 
property. 

(g) Faith and Emmanuel congregations are both young congrega- 
tions, with splendid new houses of worship. These congregations 
can best be served by being conueete.d with established pastorates. 

Respectfully, W. A. TUTZ, 

W. A. DUTTON, 
W. W. J. RITCHIE, 
A. C. MITCHELL, 
J. C. UNGTE. 

TRUSTEES OF MONT AMOENA SEMINARY. 

Rev. J. P. Miller, and Messrs. H. T. Graeber and J. A. 
Cline were elected trustees of Mont Aruoena Seminary. 

The Report of the Committee on Church Institutions was 
read by Rev. J. P. Miller, and received for consideration by 
items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS 
AND EDUCATION. 

We, your committee, have placed in our hands some papers and 
reports from which we make up the following : 

I. MONT AMOENA SEMINARY. 

i. We are pleased to learn from the report of the chairman of the 
board of the continued success and prosperity of this popular institu- 
tion. The last has been the most prosperous year under its present 
management. This speaks well for the executive ability of those un- 
der whose care the institution has been placed. Those who wish fur- 
ther information and statistical facts can find them in the report of the 
president of the board. We feel proud of this institution, and rec- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

ommend that Synod hereby put on record its hearty appreciation of 
the work done by Pres. Miller and his efficient faculty. 

2. Relative to the complaint of the president of the board against 
the recent action of the board of North Carolina College in opening 
its doors to both sexes in Junior and Senior classes, we recommend 
the adoption of the following : 

Whereas, (According to the report of the president of the semi- 
nary board) the above said action was taken without any consulta- 
tion with either the board or faculty of the seminary ; and 

WHEREAS, We believe such action to be detrimental to the best 
interests of our educational institutions ; therefore, 

Resolved, That we hereby ask the board of North Carolina College 
to rescind said action. 

II. NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

i. The scholastic year now drawing to a close has witnessed marked 
changes in North Carolina College. There seems to have been a very 
resurrection of dry bones. Many improvements have been made 
upon the buildings and equipments, and radical changes in the work 
and general management. The institution has for the most part en- 
joj'ed the sympathy and support of our church, as well as a liberal 
patronage from other denominations. This session there have been 
enrolled 102 students, with a fair prospect for a larger attendance 
next year. About seventy of the students availed themselves of the 
opportunity to secure board with the president of the college at a cost 
of four dollars per month, this being actual cost of same. This ar- 
rangement seems to have been entirely satisfactory, and has contrib- 
uted largely to swell the number of students in attendance. In the 
above facts we see much to cause us to rejoice. And we feel that the 
thanks of Synod are due President Lutz and his aggressive faculty for 
their self-sacrificing zeal and pains-taking care, which have brought 
the college to its present state of prosperity. With the hearty co-op- 
eration and support of Synod, and with the indomitable energy and 
faith of the president, if coupled with wise and judicious manage- 
ment, we see no reason why the present condition of prosperity may 
not continue. 

(a) We learn from several reports placed in our hands that the 
alumni and faculty have undertaken the erection of a monument to 
the honor of Prof. H. T. J. Tudwig, who gave the best years of his 
life to the institution, this monument to be in the shape of a building 
to be known as the "Ludwig Memorial Hall." Already funds are be- 
ing raised for this purpose by the good people of Mount Pleasant and 
community. We recommend Synod's approval of this undertaking. 

(b) The president of the board calls attention to the fact that there 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

is a desire to amend and change the charter of the college, so as to 
meet more directly the desires of the church. We, therefore, recom- 
mend that Synod appoint a committee to confer with the board of 
trustees relative to this matter, and report at the next regular con- 
vention of Synod. 

(c) We also have in our hands the resignation of Hon. H. C. Mc- 
Allister, president of the board, with reference to which we submit 
for your consideration the following : 

Recognizing the faithful service of the chairman of the board of 
trustees in the past, and in view of the present financial condition of 
the college, demanding wise legislation by men full}' acquainted with 
the situation, we deem it unwise at this time to make the change. 
Therefore, we unanimously recommend that his resignation be not 
accepted. 

(d) From the report of the president of the college placed into our 
hands we learn that the board of trustees have elected him to super- 
vise the collection of interest on the endowment fund. This he ex- 
presses a willingness to do, provided Synod will take proper action 
relative to the same. We therefore advise the adoption of the fol- 
lowing resolutions : 

ENDOWMENT FUND. 

WHEREAS, About one-third of the endowment fund of North Caro- 
lina College (the total amount $15,137) has been paid in, and is safely 
invested, and the interest is paid annually, and 

Whereas, We regard all who subscribed to this fund as having 
done so in good faith, but the condition of North Carolina College, 
i. e. , the seeming dying condition of the institution, has discouraged 
and delayed the prompt payment of the accruing interest as per agree- 
ment on the face of the bonds, and 

Whereas, The now prosperous condition of the institution both 
demands and warrants the payment of all delayed interest, since the 
conditions are such as they were when the subscriptions were taken, 
and 

Whereas, The further prosperity of the institution is largely de- 
pendent upon the interest of the endowment fund being paid promptly 
as per contract, 

Resolved, That Synod hereby pledges afresh, with thankful hearts, 
her moral support to our college, agreeing to work for the upbuilding 
of the same, and we will urge upon our members who are in arrears 
with their interest on their endowment bonds, the wisdom of paying 
said interest promptly. 

Resolved, That we endorse the action of the board of trustees of 
North Carolina College in electing President L,utz to supervise the 



MINUTES E- L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

collecting of said interest, and assure him of our interest and assist- 
ance in this work in our respective pastorates. 

III. ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 

All the reports from this institution are most encouraging. The 
Synod has no official responsibility for Elizabeth College except as it 
is related to the United Synod. The college being decidedly Luther- 
an, and located in the bounds of the North Carolina Synod, as well as 
the great work it is doing and is calculated to do for Christian educa- 
tion in our Lutheran church, fully justifies our favorable notice in 
this report. The year just closing has been the most successful one 
in its history in all respects. The entire present able faculty has been 
retained, with one exception, for next year. The board of directors 
have decided to make extensive additions and improvements to the 
science department, the library, and the music school, and the 
grounds. There are thirteen members in the Senior class. The health 
of the students has been good. We heartily recommend this noble 
institution and the character of its high grade work of Christian edu- 
cation to the favorable attention of Synod. 

IV. THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

We gather from the official report of Dr. Holland and from the 
oral report of Prof. Morehead that our Theological Seminary at Mt. 
Pleasant, S. C, is increasingly prosperous. It has been gaining stead- 
ily from year to year both in its equipment for efficient work and in 
the number of students. There are fourteen students now in attend- 
ance, three of whom will graduate this spring, and have already re- 
ceived calls. Four students are from the North Carolina Synod, all 
of whom are members of the Middle class, and are successful candi- 
dates for the Senior year. Quite a general interest in behalf of the 
seminary has been aroused by means of the Century Memorial Move- 
ment. It is to be hoped that this movement will be kept up until 
complete success shall crown our efforts. For the hearty moral and 
financial support of the church at large, for the special interest mani- 
fested by the citizens of Charleston, and for the successful work of 
President Morehead and his assistants, the North Carolina Synod 
cannot do less than pour out its expressions of gratitude and praises 
to Almighty God, for whose honor and glory this institution has been 
established. Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. MILTER, 

H. A. KLUEPPETBERG, 

J. A. LINN, 

J. A. CLINE. 



42 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Synod adjourned to meet Monday at 9.30 a. m., pending 
the consideration of the Report on Church Institutions, with 
prayer by Rev. A. G. Voigt. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



9.30 A. M., May 6th. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 
Synod called to order by the President. Minutes of the two 
previous sessions were read and approved. 

Mr. J. H. Rehder was excused from the further attendance 
upon the sessions of Synod. 

Synod resumed the consideration of the Report on Edu- 
cational Institutions. 

Item 1, adopted. Item 2, adopted. Under item 2 several 
special recommendations were offered, viz.: (a) adopted, (b) 
adopted. Under (b) the following committee on charter 
was appointed : Revs. Geo. H. Cox, J. P. Miller, and Mr. 
J. A. Cline ; (c) adopted ; (d) adopted as amended by Pres- 
ident Lutz's resolution. 

Items 3 and 4, adopted. Report was adopted as a whole. 

Rev. P. H Fleming of the Christian church was recog- 
nized and invited to a seat within the bar of Synod. 

The following paper, offered by Rev. W. A. L,utz, con- 
cerning the Trustees of North Carolina College, was received 
and adopted. 

PAPER ON CHANGE OF TENURE OF OFFICE OF BOARD 
OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Whereas, The North Carolina Synod, in 1858, appointed a com- 
mittee to secure a charter for North Carolina College, formerly W. C. 
M. Academy ; and 

Whereas, Said charter was presented to and received by Synod in 
session in 1859, and the Synod did then and there adopt said char 
ter, a part of which relates to the government of North Carolina Col- 
lege and the manner of electing trustees for the same ; and 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

Whereas, Synod did then and there adopt by-laws (see Minutes 
1859), fixing the number of trustees and their tenure of office, viz., 
(a) "There shall be 12 trustees elected by ballot from the member- 
ship of the North Carolina Synod * * * one-half of whom shall 
be ministers. Their terms of office shall be three years. Members 
shall be re-eligible." (b) "The number of trustees may be increased 
to 18, provided that the President of the College shall be ex officio a 
member of the board of trustees, while the remainder may be elected 
from any Christian denomination or from any of the walks and pro- 
fessions of life"; 

Whereas, The College was successfully conducted under this 
regime for 19 years ; 

Whereas, Synod in 1877, as appears from the Minutes, not upon 
any advice or expressed wish of either the board of trustees, the fac- 
ulty, or the committee on educational institutions, but on a simple 
resolution (see Minutes, 1877, p. 11), as follows : "That hereafter no 
vacancy shall occur in the board of trustees by limitation," did change 
the regime adopted in 1859 ; 

Whereas, There is widespread dissatisfaction in the church with 
the present life tenure system as per report of the President of North 
Carolina College ; therefore 

Resolved, That said resolution, p. 11, Minutes, 1877, be and is here- 
by rescinded, and Synod does now return to the constitution and 
by-laws of the charter, adopted in 1859 ; 

Resolved, That Synod with the approval of the members of the 
present board of trustees, does now proceed to recast said board on 
this plan ; 

Resolved, That in recasting the board of trustees it is based not on 
any dissatisfaction with the work of the present board, but in order 
to return to the rotating system as per above statement. 

The Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions was 
read by Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat, and was received for consider- 
ation by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND EXCUSES 
OF ABSENTEES. 

Your committee would respectfully submit the following report. 
We have carefully examined all the papers committed : 

No. 1 is a letter from Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. fraternal delegate 
from the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina, submitting 
a copy of their minutes. We recommend that Bro. Scherer 's letter 
be received as the fraternal greeting of South Carolina Synod to this 
body, and that it be read before Synod. 



44 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

No. 2 is a letter from Rev. B. W. Cronk, Superintendent of the Lu- 
theran Orphan Home, submitting his report, and requesting that it 
be spread on the minutes of our Synod. We recommend that the re- 
quest be granted. 

No. 3 is a letter of excuse from each of the following brethren : — 
Rev. B. S. Brown, Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, Rev. J. H. Fesperman, Rev. 
T. H. Strohecker, Rev. R. L. Brown, and Rev. J. H. C. Fisher. We 
note that along with Rev. Schaeffer's excuse is a postoffice money 
order for $io for Synod's treasury. We recommend that the thanks 
of this Synod be extended to Rev. G. F. Schaeffer for his timely gift 
of $io to the work of Synod, that all the brethren be excused, and 
that Bro. Fesperman's letter be read in open Synod as he requests. 

No. 4 is the resignation of Rev. C. A. Brown as a member of the 
board of trustees of North Carolina College and Mont Amoeua Semi- 
nary, and of Dr. M. L. Stevens as a member of the board of trustees 
of North Carolina College. We recommend that their resignations 
be accepted. 

No. 5 is a letter from Rev. W. P. Phifer, a colored Lutheran min- 
ister of Charlotte, N. C. , asking to be received into the North Caro- 
lina Synod. We respectfully refer this to the consideration of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. W. JEFFCOAT, 
E. W. LESLIE, 
H. N. MILLER, 
P. L- KETCHIE. 

Item i was adopted, and Rev. Scherer's letter read in 
open Synod. 

Synod adjourned for recess to meet at i p. m., pending 
the consideration of the Report on Letters and Petitions, with 
the Lord's prayer. 



EIGHTH SESSION. 



i o'clock P. M. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. J. A. Linn. 

On motion, the order of business was suspended to take 
up other business. 

The following resolutions, instructing the Treasurer of 
Synod, as offered by Rev. L. E. Busby, were adopted : 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

Resolved, 1. That hereafter all moneys received by the Sy nodical 
Treasurer during the year be itemized and shown by the treasurer at 
the beginning of his annual report under the caption, " Money Re- 
ceived for Synodical Purposes from Churches and Congregations 
during the Year" ; so that such churches may see what they have paid 
for church work to the Synod's treasury. 

Resolved, 2. That all our churches be urged to collect and send to 
the Treasurer of Synod as early in the year as possible all moneys for 
Synod. 

Resolved, 3. That the funds coming into the treasury be placed at the 
disposal of the Executive Committee to meet the appropriations of 
Synod. 

Consideration of Report on Letters and Petitions resumed. 
Items 2, 3, 4, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

The following action was taken in regard to Rev. W. P. 
Phifer (colored) and his congregation, known as St. Mark's 
{colored} Ltctheran church, Charlotte, N. C. 

ACTION AS TO ST. MARK'S (COLORED) LUTHERAN 
CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, N. C. 

This congregation having been brought to the attention 
of Synod as desiring some recognition by this body, the fol- 
lowing action was taken : 

WHEREAS, We have heard with pleasure of the work being done 
by Rev. W. P. Phifer and his congregation in the city of Charlotte ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby records its interest in that work, 
and its best wishes for its success, and commends the same to the 
sympathy and prayers of our Lutheran people. 

Resolved, That we recognize Rev. Phifer and his congregation as 
truly Lutheran and in the common faith with us, and authorize Pastor 
Holland, of Charlotte, in connection with the President of S3 7 nod, to 
exercise such oversight of the same as they may deem right and 
proper under the circurnstauces in the promotion of the welfare of the 
work in hand. 

The Report of the Committee to Nominate Members for 
the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College was re- 
ceived and adopted. 



46 MINUTES E. E- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE MEMBERS FOR 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

We, your Committee on Nominations for Members of the Board of 

Trustees of the North Carolina College, beg to submit the following : 

i. We nominate in the place of Dr. Stevens, Mr. J. F. Efird ; and 

in the place of Rev. C. A. Brown, Rev. W. A. E-utz. 

2. We also recommend that in accordance with the action of Synod, 
the board be reconstructed as follows : The tenure of office of the first 
six named in the list in the catalogue shall expire at the next annual 
meeting of the Synod ; the next six in two years ; and the next six 
in three years— the whole to be subject to Synod's action upou the re- 
vision of the charter of the institution. 

GEO. H. COX, 

W. W. J. RITCHIE, 

D. A. SWINK, 

Committee. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

H. C. McAllister, Esq., President, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. V. R. Stiekley, Vice-President, Enochville, N. C. 

C. G. Heilig, Esq., Secretary, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Capt. Jonas Cook, Treasurer, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. S. D. Steffey, Concord, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. Miller, Concord, N. C. 

P. A. Barrier, M. D., Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Geo. E. Ritchie, Esq., Govern, N. C. 

Mr. James D. Heilig, Salisbury, N. C. 

Marvel Ritchie, Esq., Copal Grove, N. C. 

Mr. D. D. Barrier, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. W. A. Dutz, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Mr. J. F. Efird, Winston, N. C. 

Rev. C. B. King, Charlotte, N. C. 

John K. Patterson, Esq., Concord, N. C. 

R. A. Shimpock, M. D., Gold Hill, N. C. 

Mr. W. N. Misenhimer, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer, Zeb, N. C. 

The Report of the Committee on Statistics was read and 
adopted. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 47 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS. 

Act. Mem. Non-Act. Mem. Baptized Mem. 

St. Paul's (Wil.) 338 10 477 

St. Andrew's 90 11 113 

Center Grove 85 31 166 

Mt. Hermou 45 13 83 

St. Matthew's (Rowan) . . 178 140 498 

St. Peter's 200 29 237 

Lutheran Chapel 187 28 325 

St. Mark's 15S 2S 283 

Bethel (Rowan) 154 24 263 

St. Paul's (Rowan) .... 303 45 498 

Salem 130 4 254 

Grace 170 10 315 

Lebanon 37 — 79 

St. Stephen's 142 2 214 

Mt. Olive 147 12 329 

Laws ... 171 52 29S 

Richland 14 31 60 

Zion 6 15 33 

vSt. Paul's 50 10 78 

Haven 69 — 74 

Christ 34 20 60 

Faith - • 71 — 147 

Organ 297 30 584 

Ebenezer 115 6 244 

Union 204 62 364 

Christiana 117 17 240 

Holy Trinity 130 35 272 

New Bethel 130 20 257 

Amity 32 8 65 

St. Paul's (Iredell) .... 30 5 71 

St. Luke's (Iredell) .... 172 20 249 

Pilgrim 69 17 99 

Reformation 21 — 27 

St. John's (Cabarrus) . . . 330 70 550 

Cold Water 20 16 55 

St. James 295 6 344 

St. Matthew's (Davie) ... 40 5 51 

Providence 26 2 44 

Frieden's 130 75 300 

Albemarle 29 4 52 

Bethany (Davidson) ... 27 8 39 



48 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Act. Mem. Non-Act. Mem. Baptized Mem. 

Peace 55 — 74 

Mt. Zion (Rich.) 40 14 66 

Prosperity 59 24 83 

St. Luke's .66 24 108 

Concordia . . " 124 45 204 

Luther's 40 15 65 

Mt. Carmel — — — 

St. Enoch 260 30 394 

Trinity 75 — 124 

St. Matthew's (Wil.) ... 45 13 83 

St. Mark's 144 36 280 

St. John's (Salisbury) . . . 304 68 440 

Augsburg 73 14 142 

St. Michael's (Iredell) . . . 210 12 230 

Nazareth 67 35 119 

Bethany 25 1 39 

Shiloh 52 8 60 

Immanuel 44 1 86 

Macedonia 54 42 142 

Peace 53 9 74 

Total Membership . . .6783 1320 11615 

Total Communicant Members 8173 

Total Baptized Members 11615 

Respectfully submitted, J. O. WERTZ, 

E. L. FOLK, 
JOHN A. CLINE. 

The Report of the Committee on Appropriations was read 
and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 
The committee learn from the Finance Committee that the receipts 
for the year are as follows : 

Synodical Fund $ 538 18 

Home Missions 331 80 

Beneficiary Education 171 90 

Church Extension 20 00 

Home Missions of the United Synod 122 51 

Foreign Missions of the United Synod 131 63 

Orphans' Home 42 13 

Theological Professor's salary 186 00 



Total .... • $1544 15 

Of this amount #1061.88 is for the work of this Synod. 



MINUTES K. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

i. We recommend the payment of the following indebtedness : 

Lutheran Publication Society for printing Minutes . $ 108 00 

Salary of Secretary 15 00 

Balance due pastor of St. Andrew's (Rev. C. A. 

Brown) 73 00 

Balance due pastor of Davidson pastorate (Rev. P. 

J- Wade) 33 33 

Balance due pastor of Spencer pastorate (Rev. H. 

W. Jeffcoat) 131 25 

Balance due Beneficiary Ewd. Fulenwider 50 00 

Balance due Beneficiary V. C. Ridenhour ... . 50 00 

Balance due Beneficiary C. A. Phillips 50 00 

Balance due Beneficiary J. L. Morgan 50 00 

Balance due Beneficiary W. W. Kennerly 25 00 

Balance salary of Theological Professor (deficit) . . 114 00 

2. We recommend the following appropriations : 
Albemarle pastorate (appropriated by Synod) . . . $ 200 00 

Salary of Secretary 15 00 

Historical Committee (appropriated by Synod) . . 19 31 
When the above appropriations shall have been paid 

there will be a balance in the Synodical Fund re- 
ceived this year of $ 266 87 

A balance in the Church Extension Fund of ... . 20 00 

A deficit in the Home Mission Fund of 55 03 

A deficit in the Beneficiary Education Fund of . . . 53 10 
In view of this financial condition your committee does not feel au- 
thorized to recommend any further appropriations. 

3. We recommend that missionary congregations and beneficiaries 
be referred for appropriation to the Executive Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. VOIGT, 

L. E. BUSBY, 

C. D. BARRINGER. 

The following on Supplementary Matter of the History of 
the North Carolina Synod was adopted : 

Your committee cheerfully recommend to Synod the approval of 
said additional part of the manuscript for the proposed History of the 
North Carolina Synod. Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 
W. A. LUTZ. 



50 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA./ 

The following persons were elected speakers for next 
meeting of Synod : 

Beneficiary Education — Rev. L,. E. Busby, principal; 
Rev. H. A. Trexler, alternate. 

Missions— Rev. J. P. Miller, principal ; Rev. J. Q. Wertz, 
alternate. 

Beneficence or Divine Stewardship — Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 
principal ; Rev. E. L. Folk, alternate. 

The following matter referring to the remuneration of the 
authors of the History of the North Carolina Synod, was 
adopted : 

We, your committee appointed to consider the matter of remuner- 
ating the authors of the History of the North Carolina Synod, desire 
to state that : 

i. We as a Synod gratefully recognize the arduous and pains-taking 
labors that have been expended by this Historical Committee in col- 
lecting matters of synodical history and in preparing the manuscript 
for publication. 

2. We recommend, as a slight testimonial of our appreciation of 
this labor, that the sum of $25 each be paid to the Historical Commit- 
tee for their services, said sum to be paid out of the first available 
funds; and if the proceeds from the sale of the book will justify it, 
this sum shall be increased to $50 each. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. BUSBY, 

R. C. HOLLAND, 

W. A. LUTZ. 

The following resolutions were adopted : 

THE QUESTION OF OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN CHURCH 
PROPERTY. 
The committee, to whom was referred the questions of ownership 
of church property in Newton and in Davidson county, N. C, sub- 
mit the following : 

1. The matter concerning the property of the Lutheran congrega- 
tion at Newton, N. C, is in such condition that we recommend that 
Rev. W. A. Lutz be appointed a committee of one to take the matter 
in hand, and report at the next annual convention of Synod. 

2. With regard to the matter laid before this Synod by the Bethany 
congregation of Davidson county, we see nothing in it that concerns 
this Synod — the deed fixes the ownership. Should this title be called 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 5 1 

in question by the Reformed brethren, this Synod will then express 
itself more fully. G. D. BERNHEIM, 

GEO. H. COX, 
W. A. LUTZ. 

The Report of the Committee on the State of the Church 
was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON_STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

1. One characteristic of the reports placed in our hands is the ab- 
sence of despondency on the part of our pastors. They are a hopeful 
class of people ; but with all this there is no striking evidence of ap- 
preciable advance among the larger portion of our congregations. 
Fidelity on the part of pastors inspires hope of a coming fruitage, yet 
the financial returns indicate a prolonged postponement of the antic- 
ipated harvest. It is evident however that except among congrega- 
tions which invite continued vacancy, our churches are strongly hold- 
ing their own, and herein, rather than in any clearly perceptible 
progress, lies the reason of this hopefulness of our laborious and self- 
denying pastors. 

2. It seems that the churches are being adjusted to a truer standard 
of Lutheran doctrine and cultus, and that there is a general and more 
conscientious observance of catechisation, holy baptism, the festivals 
of the church, and a firmer reliance upon the efficacy of the divinely 
appointed means of grace ; and we think all discern a growing church 
love, and manifest desire to do more effective service along the lines 
marked out by the Synod, growing out of an evident respect for and 
loyalty to the Synod. We believe that the churches are feeling for a 
basis for more effective work in the future. 

3. Improvements in many churches, the response of a number of 
congregations to the Century Memorial call, and the patronage of our 
institutions of learning, and the absence of schism, and almost un- 
usual harmony existing in our congregations, are some of the cheer- 
ing features of the situation of the churches of our Synod; but the 
meager support of a large number of our ministry, the absence of any 
appreciable advance in liberality and intelligent interest in the enter- 
prises of our church in many of our congregations, are sad indications 
of utter unspirituality or unappreciation of the claims of our holy 
Christianity. Until a better view is fostered of the sacred claims of 
the church upon the devotion of many of our people, we can expect 
no progress in many quarters. There must be a change here, or a 
forfeiture of their birthright as professed children of God. The starv- 
ing of consecrated and faithful ministers of the Word and Sacraments 
is a crime which will not go unnoticed of the Head of the Church, 



52 MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

and it is little to be wondered at that there is so little growth in not a 
few churches which once saw better things. "Nothing but leaves" 
is a provocation inviting the withering judgment of the righteous 
indignation of a long-suffering God. There is no hope for a people 
who thus despise those whom Christ sends as his messengers of love 
and grace. It is high time for this Synod to fix its seal of positive 
disapproval upon this shameful treatment of the servants of God. 
The time has come that this plea of abject poverty toward the divine 
claims of the Gospel should be met with righteous rebuke rather than 
with excusing apology. With proper improvement in this regard, 
we think that our Lutheran church in North Carolina will have just 
reason to hold up its head without shame among the other churches 
of the State, rejoicing in its freedom from some of the paralyzing 
worldliuess, fashionable frivolity, commercial dishonesty, and spirit- 
ual pride which are found in some churches outside of our communion. 
What some of our people need is that the integrity and straight- 
forward honesty which mark their dealings with their fellow men, 
shall find better exemplification in their response to the divine claims 
of the church of Christ in the support of the Gospel ministry, and 
the strengthening of the walls of Zion. 

A careful examination of the thirty reports filed shows that during 
the synodical year there were 475 adult accessions, and 278 members 
lost, and 348 infant baptisms. Subtracting losses in the vacant con- 
gregations we discover a gain to our roll of adult membership of 
about 180. Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 

H. M. BROWN, 
E. P. PARKER, 
H. T. GRAEBER. 

The following resolutions referring to the Overture of the 
Tennessee Synod in regard to North Carolina College was 
adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE OVERTURE 'OF THE 
TENNESSEE SYNOD. 

The special committee to present a form of response to the commit- 
tee of the Tennessee Synod on the overture of that body in regard to 
uniting Lenoir and North Carolina Colleges, beg leave to propose the 
following : 

The president of Synod is hereby instructed to inform the committee 
of the Tennessee Synod that their overture was received by this body 
with much gratification as an evidence of the increasing unity of sen- 
timent and practical endeavor between the Tennessee Synod and this 
body ; 



MINUTES E. L,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 

That their overture has, together with another proposition, received 
the careful consideration of this bod}', but none leading to any defi- 
nite action, looking to the removal of North Carolina College ; 

That in view of the prosperous condition of North Carolina College 
in its present location, the Synod does not deem it wise to consider 
further the plan of uniting Lenoir and North Carolina colleges. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. VOIGT, 
GEO. H. COX. 

The following resolution, offered by Rev. R. C. Holland, 
was heartily adopted : 

GENEROUS GIFT OF DR. G. D. BERNHEIM AND WIFE. 

Resolved, That the beautiful, timely, and generous act of our rev- 
erend and beloved brother G. D. Bernheim, D. D., and his wife Mrs. 
Bernheim (whose presence with us we are glad to note), in giving to 
this Synod the sum of five hundred dollars to meet the imperative 
obligations of this body at this particular juncture in behalf of our 
beneficiaries and home missionaries, deserves and hereby receives 
from this Synod an expression of unfeigned gratitude and prayerful 
appreciation. We recognize the favor of God upon our work in 
raising up such friends in this emergency in our work, so perplexing 
in view of the inadequacy of our synodical treasury to meet the same, 
and with gratitude to him we unite our prayers for his blessing upon 
these his servants, and upon their offering thus laid upon the altar of 
his church. 

The report of the ex-Secretary was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF EX-SECRETARY OF SYNOD. 
The Minutes of last year were printed by the Lutheran Publication 
Board for $ioS for 2,000 copies. 

The contract has been given to Henkel & Co. for printing Minutes 
of this session — 2,000 copies at $1.71 per page. 

C. B. KING, Secretary. 

COMMITTEE ON THE EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 

The President appointed the following persons on the 
Committee of the Examination of Candidates : Revs. A. G. 
Voigt, R. C. Holland, B. S. Brown, Geo. H. Cox, L> H. 
Busby. 



54 MINUTES E. It. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The President appointed Rev. R. C. Holland, principal ; 
and Rev. W. A. L,utz, alternate, to preach the Ordination 
Sermon for next year. 

The following resolution was adopted, viz.: 

That Standing Resolution number 15 be amended by striking out 
the words "and read all they wish to report," and insert "and hand 
the same to the Secretary." 

It was moved that the officers of Synod have the seal of 
the Synod changed to May 2, 1803, to correspond with the 
correct date of organization. 

The Synod authorized the advertisements of North Caro- 
lina College, Mont Amcena Seminary, the Theological Sem- 
inary, and Elizabeth College to be placed in the printed 
Minutes. 

The Synod voted $5 to the sexton of Frieden's church 
for service during the sessions of Synod. 

The following resolution of thanks to Frieden's congre- 
gation was adopted : 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 
Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod are due and are hereby 
tendered to the friends and members of Frieden's church for their 
kind and hospitable entertainment of Synod. 

TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 
Synod decided by vote to accept the invitation from St. 
Mark's, China Grove, for the next annual meeting. 

After the reading and approving of the minutes, Synod 
adjourned to meet at St. Mark's church, China Grove, N. 
C, on Wednesday before the first Sunday in May, 1902, at 
11 o'clock a. m. 

CHARLES B. KING, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 55 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Saturday Afternoon, 4.30 P. M. 
Ministerium called to order. Prayer by Rev. G. D. Bern- 
heim, D. D. 

R. A. Goodman applied for beneficiary aid through Rev. 
R. A. Helms. His case was referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee, he being by sudden illness prevented from appearing 
before the Ministerium 

Adjourned. Prayer by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 

George H. Cox, Secretary Pro Tern. 



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6o MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



SUNDAY SERVICES. 



FRIEDEN S. 

ii a. m. Installation of Pastor C. A. Brown; Address 
to Pastor by Rev. A. G. Voigt ; Address to the Congrega- 
tion by Rev. R. C. Holland 

2 p. m. Mass Meeting in the interest of the Century 
Endowment Movement. Speakers: Revs. R. C. Holland, J. 
A. Morehead, and L. E. Busby. 

SHARON CHURCH. 

Sermon by Rev. L,. E. Busby. 

PEACE CHURCH. 

Sermon by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 
Sermon by Rev. R A. Helms. 

MACEDONIA, BURLINGTON, N. C. 

Sermon by Rev. C. B. Miller. 
Sermon b}' Rev. Chas. B. King. 

JEFFERSON ACADEMY. 

7.30 p. m. Sermon by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That this Synod recommends to the church councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

Resolved, 2. That in accordance with the church discipline, chap- 
ter VI., section 3, the church councils be instructed to require every 
member of the church to contribute to the support of the Gospel, ex- 
cept such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

Resolved, 3. That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactor)' settlement with the former 
pastor as to salary. 

Resolved, 4. That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President 
of Synod that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfac- 
tory settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge 
that they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third 
resolution of Standing Resolutions, and that if the retiring pastor fails 
to notify the President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives 
all protection under this resolution. 

Resolved, 5. That the courteous recognition of the presence of min- 
isters, not of the Lutheran church, be taken by recording their names 
in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this 
body. 

Resolved, 6. That we recommend a certificate be given in each case 
when a pastor administers the sacrament of baptism or the rite of 
confirmation. 

Resolved, 7. That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed or unites with another de- 
nomination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — 
such seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be consid- 
ered as a cancelling of his bonds. 

Resolved, S. That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety in 
any of our institutions has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 
lightens the burdens of work and economizes time, your committee 



62 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

would recommend that hereafter the following order should be ob- 
served in reporting : i. Attendance upon the various means of grace, 
such as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of 
the Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the 
number in the increase of membership by confirmation, from other 
churches, and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the con- 
dition of the Sunday-school aud catechetical class. 3. The increase 
or decrease in financial contributions for benevolent objects and to 
church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous 
matter, as special services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 
5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That 
the President of each of our institutions be required to report to Synod 
on the religious condition of the students in our schools of learning. 

Resolved, 9. That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

Resolved, 10. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 11. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

Resolved, 12. That applicants to the Executive Committee, or to 
the Ministerium of Synod, for aid in preparing for the ministry, in 
addition to requirements in by-laws 17 and 18 (see Constitution, p. 40) 
shall comply with the following : 

Each such applicant shall present in writing, signed by the last 
pastor and the officers of the church where he has held his member- 
ship, or has been a regular worshiper, the following : 

Testimonial — We, the pastor and officers of 

E. L- church, take pleasure in testifying that 

Mr has been for (length of time) a 

member (or regular attendant) of church, 

and that he has led a consistent Christian life ; and we are in our own 
minds satisfied that he is a truly pious and worthy Christian, and be- 
lieve that he is likely, by proper training, to become a useful minister 
of the Gospel. 

(Signed) Pastor and Officers of . . . E. L. Church. 

Resolved, 13. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the 
Lutheran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

Resolved, 14. That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one, the principal, the other, 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 63 

Resolved, 15. That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church, shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit their 
report to writing, and hand the same to the Secretary; but that it be 
left optional with the lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

Resolved, 16. That each congregation be required to report to Syn- 
od all communing members whose connection has not been dissolved 
by letter or excommunication. 

Resolved, 17. That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, 
and that we recommend that this word be used in public or private, 
when speaking to or about them. 

Resolved, 18. That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name 
for the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words 
as vestry, etc., are not Lutheran, and should not be used by our people. 

Resolved, 19. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 20. That Synod disapproves of church councils, congre- 
gations, or pastors giving invitations to any students to preach in our 
churches who have not had a theological training equivalent to one 
year in a Lutheran Theological Seminary; and we equally disapprove 
the compliance of any unqualified student with such invitations. 

Resolved, 21. That we approve the preaching of theological stu- 
dents of one year's standing, only when under the direction and ap- 
proval of their respective pastors or the President of Synod. 

Resolved, 22. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of 
Committee on President's Report, 1896.) 

Resolved, 23. That hereafter no moneys be appropriated for the 
assistance of any beneficiary unless he attend our North Carolina Col- 
lege for his literary course and our Southern Theological Seminary 
for his theological course. 



In calling a pastor, notice the form printed for use as seen on fol- 
lowing page. 



PASTOR'S CALL 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned 
are authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the 
said pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the 

Evaugelical Lutheran church of the Synod, 

elected you and doth through solemnly and in the fear 

of God call you to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach 
the Word of God, administer the Sacraments, attend to the catechi- 
zation of the young, maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the 
other duties of the gospel ministry according to the Word of God and 
the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran church, your services 

to commence on or about i . . . 

(i) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral of- 
fice .... authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 
proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you 
from worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well 
as to make you a suitable compensation for j^our ministerial services 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, 

together with the free use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of 1 . . 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical 
Lutheran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1)— The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2)— If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3)— This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4)— If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Archivarius 2 

Apportionment, Special Resolution Instructing Committee. . 20 

Apportionment, Report of Committee 26, 27, 28 

Apportionment, as Affecting Church Extension 29 

Appropriations, Report of Committee 48, 49 

Advertisements, Authorized 54 

Bernheim, Gift of Dr. G. D. and wife 53 

Church Extension, Board of 2 

Church Extension, Report of Board 35, 36, 37 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee . . 38-41 

(Colored) Lutheran Church at Charlotte 45 

Davidson County — Ownership of Church Property 50 

Executive Committee 2, 32 

Examination of Candidates, Committee 3, 53 

Executive Committee's Report 15-16 

Executive Committee, Report of Committee on Report ... 32 

Elizabeth College, Report of Committee on Institutions ... 41 

Ex-Secretary's Report 53 

Elizabeth College Advertisement 68 

Finance, Report of Committee 29-30 

Historical Committee, Report of 34 

History of Synod, Publication, &c 35 

History of Synod, Remuneration of Authors 50 

Henkel & Co.'s Advertisement 67 

Letters and Absentees, Report of Committee 43~44 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Trustees 19-20 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee ... 33 

Mont Amoena Seminary, New Trustees 38 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions 38 

Ministerium, Minutes of 55 

North Carolina College, Report of Trustees 16-1S 

North Carolina College, Location, Bids, &c 25-26 

North Carolina College, Report of Committee on Institutions 39 

Newton, N. C, Ownership of Church Property 50 

Officers of Synod 2, 12 

Overture to the Tennessee Synod, Report of Committee . . . 52, 53 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee 24-25 

President's Report 8-1 1 



INDEX, CONCLUDED. PAGE. 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 21-22 

Parochial Table 56-59 

Pastor's Call 64 

Reporters to Newspapers 11 

Roll of Synod 6,7 

Standing Resolutions 61-63 

Sunday Services 60 

Synodical Calendar 2 

Speakers for Next Convention 3, 50 

Standing Committees 18-19 

Statistics, Report of Committee 47-48 

State of the Church, Report of Committee 51-52 

Standing Resolution 15 Amended 54 

Seal of Synod, Authorized to Change Date 54 

Trustees of North Carolina College, Tenure of Office, &c. . . 42,43, 46 

Treasurer's Report 12-15 

Theological Seminary, Report of Committee 31-32 

Theological Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions . 41 

Treasurer, Instructions to 45 

Thanks, Resolution of, to Frieden's Church 54 

Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting 54 

United Synod, Delegates' Report 23-24 

United Synod Missions, Resolution Endorsing 24 

Vacancies, Report of Committee 37-38 



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theran Church," by Rev. G. H. Gerber- 
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Orders for books solicited. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NINETY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



ST. JAMES CHURCH, CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA. 



APRIL 30 TO IVIAY A, 1902, 



Rev. W. H. HILLER, Pastor. 



HENKEL & CO.'S STEAM PRINTING HOUSE, 

OFFICE OF OUR CHURCH PAPER, SHENANDOAH VALLEY, &C . 

NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH CO. , VIRGINIA . 



SYNODICAL CALENDAR. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. ROBERT C. HOLLAND, D. D.Charlotte, N. C. 
Vice-President— Rev. V. R. STICKLEY .... Enochville, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. CHARLES B. KING Charlotte, N. C. 

Treasurer— Mr. JAMES D. HEILIG Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
OFFICERS OF SYNOD and Mr. J. A. CLINE. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 
REV. ROBERT C. HOLLAND, D. D., President. 
Rev. CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Esq. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 

Rev. CHAS. B. KING Charlotte, N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 

Fifty-three Years in the Ministry. 

Rev. G D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

Revs. CHAS. B. KING and W. H. HILLER. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 
Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., Rev. GEO. H. COX, D. D., 

Rev. B. S. BROWN, Rev C. B. MILLER. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Rev. E. W. LESLIE, Prin. Rev. C. W. KEGLEY, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 
REV. W. A. DUTTON, Prin. Rev. J. A. LINN, Alt. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICENCE OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 

REV. P. J. WADE, Prin. Rev. H. M. BROWN, Alt. 



ORDINATION SERMON. 

Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., Prin. Rev. H. N. MILLER, Ph. D., Alt. 



SPECIAL CALENDAR. 



i. SUNDAY-SCHOOL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

One Sunday in each quarter. 

2. CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY COLLECTION. 

Two Sundays in each year, to-wit : Whitsunday and Second Sunday 
of November, or some other suitable days. 

3. CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Reformation or Christmas — Sermon and Collection. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING. 



The One Hundredth Annual Convention of the Evangelical Lu- 
theran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina will be held in St. 
John's church, Salisbury, N. C. , beginning on Tuesday before the first 
Sunday in May, 1903, at 11 o'clock a. in. 



IVHIMU' 

OF THE 

NINETY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

EVANG. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF 

1TORTH O^K,OI_.inSTA. 7 

HEI.D IN 

St. James Church, Concord, IM. C, 

BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1902. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in St. James Evangelical 
Lutheran church, Concord, N. C, Rev. W. H. Hiller, pas- 
tor, on Wednesday, n a. m., April 30, 1902. The Presi- 
dent of Synod, Rev. C. B. Miller, preached the synodical 
sermon, after which the holy communion was administered. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Synod was opened according to the usual form. The roll 
of ministers was called, and the list of lay-delegates-elect 
made upon presentation of their credentials to the committee, 
making the complete Synodical Roll as follows : 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Ministers. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D 

" W. H. Cone (a. e.) . . . 

" Geo. F. Schaeffer (a. e.) 

" J. A. Fesperman (a. e.) 

" W. R. Ketchie 

" R. E. Brown (a. e.) . . 

" R. C. Holland, D. D. . 

" E. P. Parker 

" Geo. H. Cox, D. D. . . 

" H. M. Brown 

" V. R. Stickley 

" J. A. I y inn 

" W. A. Eutz* ...... 

" B. S. Brown (a. e.) . . . 

" E. E. Busby, D. D . . . 

" T. H. Strohecker (a. e.) 

" J. Q. Wertz 

" A. G. Voigt 

" C. L. T. Fisher .... 

" H. A. Trexler 

" Chas. B. King 

" C. B. Miller 

" C. A. Brown 

" J. H. C. Fisher 

" P.J. Wade ....... 

" V. Y. Boozer 

" H. N. Miller, Ph. D . . 

" R. A. Helms (a. e.) . . 

" E. W. Leslie 

" W. W. J. Ritchie. . . . 

" J. P. Miller 

" W. A. Duttou 

" W. H. Hiller 

" C. W. Kegley 



ROLL OF SYNOD 

CLERICAL. 

When Ordained. 



Postoffice. 

Wilmington, N. C. 

New Market, Va. 

86i Monroe, Ga. 

865 Barium Springs, N. C. 

868 Kappa, N. C. 

868 Woodside, N. C. 

869 Charlotte, N.C. 

871 Gibsonville, N. C. 

872 Organ Church, N. C. 

873 Brick Church, N. C. 

875 Enochville, N. C. 

877 ..... . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

877 Prosperity, S. C. 

878 Russell, N. C. 

878 Salisbury, N. C. 

880 Davidson College, N. C. 

881 China Grove, N. C. 

883 Wilmington, N.C. 

884 Charlotte, N. C. 

886 Manning, N. C. 

887 Charlotte, N. C. 

887 Concord, N. C. 

889 Gibsonville, N. C. 

890 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

894 Zeb, N. C. 

894 China Grove, N. C. 

896 Middlebrook, Va. 

898 Craven, N. C. 

899 Burlington, N. C. 

Salisbury, N. C. 

897 Gold Hill, N. C. 

— Concord, N. C. 

— Wilmington, N. C. 



Total number of ministers, 32. (a. e.) Absent and excused. 
* Transferred to South Carolina Synod, June 7th. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



LAY. 
Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

Prof. R. G. Kizer Salisbury, N. C St. John's (Sal.) 

C.M.Goodman Concord, N. C St. John's (Cab.) 

L. W. S. Bost Organ Church, N. C . . . . { ^j^ezer. 

St. Enoch. 
Trinity. 
' Grace. 

S. D.Patterson Lipe, N. C {Lebanon. 

Salem. 



B. L. Umberger Concord, N. C. . 



Union. 

ristiana. 
Macedonia. 



J. L. Schullenberg China Grove, N. C { £*j££ C v h e apel - 

J. A. Thorn China Groye, N. C . . . St. Mark's (C. Grove). 

| Holy Trinity. 
W. S. Blackwelder Mt Pleasant, N. C < Prosperity. 

(Cold Water. 

m r m ■FisV.f.r Salisbury, N.C j St. Paul's (Rowan.) 

M. ^.M.Pisner [R. F.D. No. 3] \ Bethel (Rowan.) 

John A. Cline Concord, N. C St. James (Concord.) 

A. D. Wessell Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's (Wil.) 

C.H. Duls Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's (Charlotte.) 

John Wagner Gibsonville, N. C j f^aron' 8 " 

Paul Peele Salisbury, N.C j |?£ 

E. E. Workman Burlington, N. C { Peace! 

J. A. L. Miller Winston, N. C Augsburg. 

J. L. Lingle Salisbury, N.C { chrilt's. 

No Delegate Albemarle. 

< Bethany. 
No Delegate < Nazareth. 

(Shiloh. 

(Bethel (Stanly. 

No Delegate ■< Mt. Zion. 

(Luther's. 

L. D. Peeler Rockwell, N. C Emmanuel. 

H. M.L.Agner Faith, N. C Faith. 

f Law's. 
J- R- Smith Liberty, N.C \ fgS/and. 

(St. Paul's. 

Prof. L. H. Rothrock Gold Hill, N.C { §*; Matthew's. 

G.W.Dry Dry's Mill, N. C { fS^^''- 

( Prosperity. 
G. W. Lentz Rimer, N.C j Cold Water. 

( Bethany. 

( St. Michael's. 
J. A. Haithcox Troutman, N. C < St. Paul's. 

I Amity. 

John A. R. Ritchie Concord, N. C j 

D. J. Goodman Cleveland, N. C j 



St. Andrew's. 
Mt. Hermon. 
St. Luke's. 
Concordia. 



8 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

LAY — Continued. 
Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

(Reformation. 
Alex. Swieegood Tyro Shops, N. C ■< St. Luke's. 

I Pilgrim's. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D . . . Wilmington, N. C St. Matthew's (Wil.) 

No Delegate Providence. 

No Delegate St. Paul's (Asheville.) 

No Delegate Hopewell. 

Tobias Lyerly Granite Quarry, N. C . . . . Wittenberg. 

The President read his annual report, which was received 
and held for reference to proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 
Dear Fathers and Brethren : 

"Grace be unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord 
Jesus Christ." The Chief Shepherd of the flock has guided and kept 
us through another synodical year, during which none of our minis- 
terial brethren has been called away by death. 

We have great reason for thanksgiving to God for his blessing upon 
us. It becomes my duty now to present to you a statement of my 
official acts and the work of Synod during the year now closed. 

I. INSTALLATIONS. 

On May 5, 1901, Rev. C. A. Brown was installed as pastor of Frie- 
den's and Sharon churches ; the sermons were delivered and service 
conducted by Revs. R. C. Holland, D. D., and A. G. Voigt, D. D. 

August 25, 1 901, I installed Rev. C. W. Kegley as pastor of St. 
Matthew's, Wilmington. I was assisted in this service by Revs. R. 
C. Holland, D. D., G. D. Bernheim, D. D., and A. G. Voigt, D. D. 

March 23, 1902, I installed Rev. W. H. Hiller as pastor of St. James, 
Concord. I was assisted in this service by Rev. L,. E- Busby, D. D. 

II. RESIGNATIONS. 

July 19, 1901, I resigned as pastor of St. James, Concord, to take 
effect last of August. 

August 23, 1901, Rev. S. D. Steffy informed me he had resigned as 
pastor of St. John's, Cabarrus, to take effect August 18th. 

November 5, 1901, Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat notified me he had resigned 
the Chestnut Hill and Spencer mission pastorate, to take effect De- 
cember 25th. 

January 24, 1902, Rev. E. L. Folk notified me he had resigned 
Augsburg church, Winston, to take effect March 3d. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz informed me he had resigned the Lutheran Chapel 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

aud China Grove pastorate, to make way for a rearrangement of pas- 
torates, his resignation to take effect March 15, 1902. 

April 3, 1902, I resigned the Albemarle pastorate, to take effect 
May 1, 1902. 

April 16, 1902, Rev. J. A. Linn notified me he had resigned Mt. 
Pleasant pastorate, to take effect May 1, 1902. 
III. CALLS ACCEPTED. 

July 18, 1901, I accepted a call to the Albemarle pastorate, and took 
charge first of September. 

December 17, 1901, Candidate Charles A. Phillips notified me he 
had accepted a call to the Forsyth mission, and would take charge 
at the close of the Seminary year. 

February 15, 1902, Candidate Edward Fulenwider informed me he 
had accepted a call to St. Andrew's mission pastorate, and would 
take charge at the close of the Seminary year. 

February 24, 1902, Candidate J. L. Morgan informed me he had 
accepted a call to Chestnut Hill and Spencer mission pastorate, to 
take charge at the end of Seminary year. 

March 10, 1902, Rev. W. H. Hiller notified me he had accepted a 
call to St. James church, Concord, aud took charge February 1, 1902. 

April 4, 1902, I accepted a call to St. Mark's, China Grove, to take 
charge May 1, 1902. 

April 28, 1902, Rev. J. Q. Wertz notified me he had accepted a call 
to Lutheran Chapel and Center Grove churches, and took charge 
April 1st. 

IV. LETTERS OF TRANSFER. 

August 24, 1901, Rev. C. W. Kegley placed in my hands a letter of 
honorable transfer from the E. L. Synod of Southwestern Virginia to 
this body. 

October 19, 1901, I gave Rev. S. D. Steffy a letter of honorable 
transfer to the E. L. Holston Synod. 

December 12, 1901, I gave Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat a certificate of hon- 
orable dismission to the E. L. Synod of Georgia. 

January 25, 1901, I gave Rev. E. L. Folk a certificate of honorable 
dismission to the E. L. Synod of Virginia. 

April 29, 1902, Rev. W. H. Hiller placed in my hands a letter of 
honorable transfer from the E. L. Synod of South Carolina to this 
body. 

I have ordered the names of Rev. C. W. Kegley and W. H. Hiller 
entered on our roll. 

V. VACANCIES. 

St. John's, Cabarrus; Mt. Pleasant pastorate, Albemarle, Faith and 
Immanuel, Cold Water, Prosperity and Augsburg — some of these have 



IO MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

just become vacant May ist, and some are being regularly supplied 
with preaching. 

VI. SUPPLY WORK. 

Nearly all of our vacant churches have had service by our theolog- 
ical students during their vacations, and by pastors, in addition to 
their regular work. This service has in every case been very helpful. 
Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D., has supplied St. John's, Cabarrus ; Rev. 
J. H. C. Fisher has supplied Prosperity and Immanuel, Rev. V. Y. 
Boozer has supplied Faith, Rev. J. P. Miller has supplied Spencer, 
Candidate Phillips supplied Forsyth mission, Candidate V. C. Riden- 
hour supplied the Iredell pastorate, and Candidate J. L. Morgan sup- 
plied St. Andrew's pastorate. 

VII. MISSIONS. 

The North Carolina Synod has probably never had on hand so much 
local home mission work as now. 

Our missions all seem to be in a healthy and promising condition, 
but to properly meet the increasing demands of our field we need 
more men and more money. c 

VIII. CONFERENCES. 
The presidents of the Northern and Southern conferences each re- 
port their conferences as having held two successful meetings during 
the year, but neither of them presented any matter needing the atten- 
tion of Synod, except that the president of Northern Conference re- 
ports that Sharon congregation was received into Synod by that con- 
ference. 

IX. THEOEOGICAE STUDENTS. 

It gives me great satisfaction to announce that four of our five ben- 
eficiary theological students will complete their course this spring, 
and all of the four have been and will be called to labor in the bounds 
of their mother Synod. 

Mr. Phillips goes to Forsyth, Mr. Morgan to Chestnut Hill and 
Spencer, Mr. Fulenwider to St. Andrew's, and Mr. Ridenhour to 
Iredell. These young men have all acquitted themselves with credit 
in the Seminary, and give promise of great usefulness in the work. 

This leaves us with one beneficiary student, who is now completing 
the first year in the Theological Seminary. I have, however, and 
herewith submit two applications for next year, one to enter the 
Theological Seminary and the other to enter college. 

No part of our work as a synod is more vital than the preparation 
of young men for the gospel ministry. The field is increasing, and 
men are falling at their posts ; and this increasing demand for men 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. II 

calls for increasing effort to furnish them. Let pastors lay this upon 
the hearts of parents and of young men in the church. May this 
feature of the work receive continually the most earnest considera- 
tion of Synod. 

X. INSTITUTIONS, 
i. Mont Amoena Seminary has had a very successful year. A 
large enrollment of students and efficient work has marked its ses- 
sions, and will be duly brought to the attention of Synod by its Board 
of Trustees. 

2. Elizabeth College. While this institution is not the property 
of Synod; yet, being upon our territory, it is but proper that we should 
express our gratification at the growth of equipment, efficiency, and 
influence of this splendid institution. It should be and is a source of 
pride to our church in North Carolina. 

3. North Carolina College. This institution of Synod will, of 
course, be reported by the Board of Trustees ; but, it becomes our 
sacred duty to give to this institution, at this time, more than a pass- 
ing notice. 

The financial conditions that confront the college, its attendance 
of students, and the general conditions that surround it, conspire to 
lay a duty at the feet of this Synod which it cannot avoid nor evade. 
Our educational problem has not been solved; and the question as to 
what should be done in the case of North Carolina College is still be- 
fore the Synod and presses for an answer. 

Let us face this question like men, reason together in the fear of 
God, and let the judgment of the majority be the will of the whole, 
touching this all-important issue. 

Therefore, without going further into detail, in this report, but in 
order to bring the question squarely before this body in tangible form, 
I recommend : 

1. That a special committee of five, three ministers and two lay- 
men, be appointed to confer with the E. L. Tennessee Synod and 
Trustees of Lenoir College to ascertain whether their former proposi- 
tion looking to the consolidation of North Carolina College and Le- 
noir College is still open to us or would be renewed ; and, if so, to re- 
open negotiations to this end. 

2. That this committee be required to report at the next annual 
meeting of this Synod ; or, if it deem it necessary, it be authorized to 
report at a called meeting of Synod, said called meeting to be con- 
vened by the President of Synod upon the petition of this committee. 

xi. theological seminary. 
We have special reason to thank God for his evident blessing upon 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

this institution, in arousing the church to such noble work in the 
Century Memorial Endowment, in the attendance of students, in the 
efficient work done, and in his special blessing in restoring the health 
of the senior professor. 

The young men of our Synod should be urged to take their theo- 
logical training there, and our Synod, in every way possible, as it 
has in the past, should continue to bring to this institution our warm, 
earnest support. 

XII. SPECIAL MATTERS. 

1. Report of Committee on Revision of Synod's Constitution. (See 
Minutes 1899, pages 40-42 ; also Minutes 1900, pages 44-45 ; also Min- 
uses 1901, pages 10, 21, 22.) 

2. Report of Committee on Publication of History of Synod. (See 
Minutes 1901, p. 34). 

3. The Election of Delegates to United Synod. 

4. Ordination of Candidates. We have four candidates for ordina- 
tion, who on account of the time of closing of the session could not 
be present at this meeting. They have accepted calls to work in this 
Synod, and it will be necessary for Synod to arrange for their exami- 
nation and ordination at an early date. 

5. Payment of North Carolina Synod's portion of the expenses of 
Second General Conference of Lutherans, held in Philadelphia, April 
1-3, 1902. My call for contributions for this purpose has not brought 
a sufficient amount to meet it. 

6. Vacancies on Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. I 
have the resignations of Revs. V. Y. Boozer and S. D. Steffy, and 
Dr. P. A. Barrier and Mr. John S. Efird as members of Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College, hence it will be the duty of Synod to 
fill their places. I would refer Synod to Minutes of 1901, p. 46, item 
2, in "Report of Committee to Nominate Members for Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College, " and ask you to determine whether 
the terms of office of the first six on the roll of Board of Trustees have 
also expired under the three year tenure. (See also Minutes 1901, 
pages 42-43.) 

7. I recommend that in our devotional services, as we gather from 
time to time, that Synod remember especially in its prayers our aged 
and afflicted brethren of the Synod. 

8. I call attention to the fact that our next annual meeting will be 
the centennial meeting of the North Carolina Synod. I recommend 
that arrangements be made at this meeting by which that occasion 
shall be specially and fittingly observed. 

9. St. Martin's church, of Stanly county, have filed with me a pe- 
tition to be received into connection with this body. Their petition 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

is accompanied by a copy of their constitution , both of which I will 
turn over to the Committee on Petitions. They have a representative 
present at this meeting. 

10. The annual Lutheran Reunion was again held in August, 1901, 
and was a large, enjoyable, and profitable gathering of North Carolina 
and Tennessee Synod Lutherans. This reunion should be continued 
and encouraged. 

Now, brethren, I return to you the trust committed to me. I have 
tried to discharge it faithfully, and I thank you all for the courtesy 
and co-operation you have given me in the duties and responsibilities 
of this office. Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES B. MILLER. 

Synod adjourned with prayer to meet at 2 o'clock p. m. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Synod opened with prayer by Rev. Geo. H. Cox. The 
hours of Synod were fixed as follows : from 9 a. m. to 12 
m.; and from 2 to 5p.n1; the evening services at 8 o'clock. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 
The following members were elected officers for the en- 
suing year : 

President— Rev. Robert C. Holland, D. D. 
Vice- President —Rev. V. R. Stickley. 
Secretary — Rev. Chas. B. King. 
Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 
The officers of Synod were installed by Rev. C. B. Miller. 
Rev. J. L,. Deaton, fraternal delegate from the Tennessee 
Synod, was received, and conveyed to Synod the fraternal 
greetings of the Tennessee Synod. 

Rev. W. A. Deaton, of the Tennessee Synod, was received 
as an advisory member of Synod. 

The following members were appointed reporters to va- 
rious newspapers : To the Charlotte Observer, Rev. Chas. B. 
King ; Our Church Paper, Rev. J. P. Miller ; Lutheran 
Visitor, Rev. L. E. Busby. 



T4 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox made report of the work of the com- 
mittee on the "History of the North Carolina Synod." 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE HISTORY OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina : 

,We, your committee on publication of the history of the Synod, 
hereby report that the work of the committee is completed, and the 
books are here ready for distribution. 

The following is the indebtedness on the work up to the present 
time : 

To amt. of bill of publishers $354 oo 

To freight and drayage bill, paid by G. H. Cox. . 9 00 

To expenses of Geo. H. Cox to date 10 60 

To expenses of G. D. Bernheim 10 00 

Total $383 60 

Two copies of the work have been deposited with the Librarian of 

Congress, 498 copies are on hand. 

Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, ) o^„„ " WT , 
GEO. H. COX, } Committee. 

Concord, N. C, April 30, 1902. 

On motion of Dr. Voigt, the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the money first realized from the sale of the "His- 
tory of the North Carolina Synod," be used to pay all obligations of 
Synod to the publishing committee. 

Synod suspended the regular order of business to elect 
delegates to the United Synod, which convenes in Charles- 
ton, S. C, on May 7, 1902. 

The following persons were elected as delegates and al- 
ternates : 

DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 
PRINCIPALS. ALTERNATES. 

Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., Rev. B. S. Brown, 

" Robert C. Holland, D. D., "V. Y. Boozer, 

" Charles B. King, " C. L. T. Fisher, 

" G. D. Bernheim, D. D., " J. A. Linn, 

" C.B.Miller, " C.A.Brown, 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. , Rev. H. A. Trexler, 

" L. E. Busby, " J. P. Miller, 

" J. Q. Wertz, " H. M. Brown, 

" V. R. Stickley. " C. W. Kegley. 

L rt Y. 
PRINCIPALS. ALTERNATES. 

Mr. John A. Cline, Mr. J. C. Ungle, 
" CD. Wessell, " M. G. M. Fisher, 

" J. D. Heilig, Prof. Edgar Bowers, 

" C. H. Duls, Mr. C. G. Heilig, 
" B. L. Umberger, " J. H. Rehder, 

Prof. R. G. Kizer, " J. L. Miller, 

Mr. A. C. Mitchell, " A. C. Workman, 

Mr. J. A. Thorn, " G. W. Dry, 

Prof. T. H. Rothrock. " J. C. Deaton. 

The President announced the following Standing Com- 
mittees : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. President's Report. — Revs. L,. B- Busby, C. A. Brown, 
P. J. Wade, Prof. R. G. Kizer, Mr. L. W. S. Bost. 

2. State of the Church. — Revs. J. A. Linn, B. S. Brown, 
E. W. Leslie, Mr. L. G. Patterson, Mr. J. A. Thorn. 

3. Church Institutions.— Revs. H. M. Brown, H. A. Trex- 
ler, Mr. M. G. M. Fisher. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs J. P. Miller, W. 
W. J. Ritchie, Mr. W. S. Black welder. 

5. Minutes and Unfiyiished Business. — Revs. J. Q. Wertz, 
W. A. Dutton, Mr. John Wagner. 

6. Letters and Petitions. — Revs. A. G. Voigt, George H. 
Cox, W. H. Hiller, Mr. C. W. Goodman, Mr. G. W. Dry. 

7. Vacancies.— Revs. C. B. Miller, V. R. Stickley, Mr. 
John A. Ritchie. 

8. Finances. — Messrs. B. L,- Umberger, A. G. Wessell, J. 
A. Cline. 

9. Appropriations. — Revs. George H. Cox, C. W. Kegley, 
and W. D. Kimball. 



1 6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

10. Apportio?iment. — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, B. W. Les- 
lie, and Mr. Alex. Swicegood. 

ii. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. B. S. Brown, C. B. Miller, 
H. A. Trexler, G. D. Bernheim, and A. C. Workman. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of the commit- 
tee's report on the "History of the North Carolina Synod," 
with prayer by Rev. B. S. Brown. 



THIRD SESSION. 



9 A. M., May ist, 1902. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Rev. B. W. Leslie. 
Synod called to order by the President. Minutes of the pre- 
vious sessions were read and approved. 

Synod resumed the consideration of the Report of the Com- 
mittee on the " History of the North Carolina Synod." 

Regular order was suspended to hear the Treasurer's Re- 
port. 

The Treasurer read his annual report, which was received 
and referred to Committee on Finances. 

TREASURER'S REPORT- 
JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

North Carolina Synod of the 

Evang. Lutheran Church. 



home missions. 

1901. Dr. 

May 1. Amt. in bank 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee 

May 3. Amt. collection 

Aug. 1. Amt. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, donation 

Aug. 13. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treasurer . 

Dec. 16. Amt. Rev. V. R. Stickley, Treasurer 

1902. 

Jan. 11. Amt. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, donation 

Jan. 28. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treasurer. . 

April 28. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treasurer . . 



$ 90 61 

33 ! 8° 

11 2S 
125 00 
100 00 

25 00 

125 00 
50 00 
50 00 $908 69 



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1901. Cr. 

May 6. Atut. paid Rev. P. J. Wade $ 33 33 

May 6. Ami paid Rev. C. A. Brown 73 00 

May 9. Amt. paid Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat 131 25 

May 9. Amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie ... 50 00 

May 21. Amt. paid Rev. R. L,. Brown 50 00 

June 21. Amt. paid Rev. R. A. Helms 33 34 

Aug. 7. Amt. paid Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat 43 75 

Aug. 15. Amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie .... 100 00 

Oct. 7. Amt. paid Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat ... 25 00 
Oct. 24. Amt. paid Rev. C. A. Phillips, Forsyth 

Mission 25 00 

Oct. 25. Amt. paid Rev. C. B. Miller 50 00 

Dec. 16. Amt. paid Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat by Rev. 

Stickley, Treasurer , 25 00 

1902. 

Jan. 8. Amt. paid Rev. H.W. Jeffcoat in full to date 22 91 

Jan. 22. Amt. paid Rev. C. B. Miller 25 00 

Jan. 28. Amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie .... 50 00 

March 11. Amt. paid Rev. R. A. Helms 25 00 

April 14. Amt. paid Rev. R. A. Helms to May 1st . 8 35 

Amt. to Beneficiary Fund 87 76 

Amt. cash 50 00 $908 69 

synodical treasury. 
1901. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . . $538 18 

May 3. Amt. collection 1 30 

1902. 

March 7. Amt. collection from St. John's, Salisbury 4 00 $543 48 

1901. Cr. 

May 3. Amt. paid uote, St. James, Concord . . . $ 65 00 

May 9. Amt. paid E. H. Aull for Minutes . . . 108 00 

May 9. Amt. paid Rev. C. B. King, services ... 15 00 

May 9. Amt. paid J. L. Summers, sexton .... 5 00 

June 8. Amt. paid Dr. George H. Cox, services, 

$25; expenses, $16. 13 ; total ... 41 13 

June 21. Amt. paid Rev. C. B. Miller, stationery . 5 00 

May 20. Amt. paid on Theo. Professor's salary . . 114 00 
1902. 

Feb. 19. Amt. paid Capt. Jonas Cook, repair account 4600 

Feb. 19. Amt. paid Capt, Jonas Cook, int. on $800 48 00 

April 2. Amt. paid Rev. C. B. Miller, expenses . . 7 19 



IS MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

April 7. Amt. paid Smith & Wyatt, printing notesf 1 00 

April 9. Amt. paid J. W. Eberly, Treasurer . . 14 20 

Amt. paid Beneficiary Education ... 73 96 $543 48 

beneficiary education. 
1901. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . . $i7r 90 

May 3. Amt. collection, Frieden's 12 75 

Aug. 1. Amt. Dr. G. D. Bernheim, donation. . . 125 00 

1902. 

Jan. 11. Amt. Dr. G. D. Bernheim, donation . . . 125 00 

Feb. 12. Amt. due Home Missions 87 76 

Feb. 12. Amt. due Synodical Treasury 73 96 

March 14. Amt. due Treasurer 58 63 $655 00 

1901. Cr. 

May 9. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider $ 25 00 

May 9. Amt. paid J. L- Morgan 25 00 

May 9. Amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

May 9. Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Ma}' 9. Amt. paid W. W. Kennerly 25 00 

May 20. Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 10 00 

May 20. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider 20 00 

Oct. 8. Amt. paid J. I,. Morgan . . 25 00 

Oct. 8. Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Oct. 8. Amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

Oct. 8. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider 25 00 

Oct. 8. Amt. paid Chas. Pless 25 00 

Dec. 20. Amt. paid J. L,. Morgan 25 00 

Dec. 20. Amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

Dec. 20. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider 25 00 

Dec. 20. Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Dec. 20. Amt. paid Chas. Pless 25 ro 

1902. 

Feb. j 2. Amt. paid Chas. Pless 25 00 

Feb. 12. Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Feb. 12. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider 25 00 

Feb 12. Amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

Feb. 12. Amt. paid J. L. Morgan 25 00 

March 14. Amt. paid J. L. Morgan 25 00 

March 14. Amt. paid V. C. Ridenhour 25 00 

March 14. Amt. paid E. Fulenwider 25 00 

March 14 Amt. paid C. A. Phillips 25 co 

March 14. Amt. paid Chas. Pless 25 00 $655 00 



minutes e. l- synod of north carolina. 19 

church extension. 

1901. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . $ 20 00 

1902. Cr. 

March 26. Amt. paid Treasurer M. L,. Stevens ... f 20 00 

home missions united synod. 

1901. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . #122 51 

1902. Cr. 

March 26. Amt. paid J. W. Eberly, Treasurer . . . . $122 51 

foreign missions. 

190 1. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . $131 63 
1902. 

April 28 Amt. Miss Gussie Kibler, St. Paul's Sun- 
day-school, Wilmington 25 00 $156 63 

1902. Cr. 

March — . Amt. paid J. W. Eberly, Treasurer . . . #131 63 

April 28. Amt. receipt J. W. Eberly, Treasurer . . 25 00 $r56 63 

theological professor's salary. 
1901. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finauce Committee, Friedeu's . . . $186 00 
May 20. Amt. from Synodical Treasurer, Page 49 114 00 $300 00 
1901. Cr. 

May 20. Amt. paid Hon. C. M. Efird, Treasurer . $300 00 

orphans' home. 
1901. Dr. 

May 1. Amt. in bank $ 6 85 

May 1. Amt. Finance Committee, Frieden's . . 42 13 

Nov. 15. Amt. Union Sunday-school 9 34 

Nov. 15. Amt. Union congregation 6 99 

Nov. 15. Amt. Christiana congregation 4 02 

Nov. 15. Amt. Christiana Sunday-school 6 55 

Dec. 23. Amt. Enoch congregation 15 00 

Dec. 23. Amt. Trinity congregation 4 00 

1902. 

Feb. 20. Amt. Christ's congregation 2 84 f 97 72 

1901. Cr. 

Nov. 30. Amt. paid Paul S. Davis, Treasurer . . . $ 26 90 
1902. 

March 26. Amt. paid Paul S. Davis, Treasurer ... 70 82 $ 97 72 
Most respectfully submitted, 

JAMES D. HEIUG. 



20 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Mr. J. D. Heilig was excused from further attendance 
upon Synod in session today. 

Synod resumed the consideration of the Historical Com- 
mittee's Report. 

Synod voted the authors of the ' ' History of the North 
Carolina Synod" as many printed copies of the history as they 
desired. The authors, Revs. Drs. Bernheim and Cox, ex- 
pressed their desire for ten copies each. 

On motion of Synod, the President appointed Revs. V. Y. 
Boozer, C. B. Miller, B. S. Brown, and Mr. A. D. Wessell a 
committee to formulate a plan for the sale of the ' ' History 
of the North Carolina Synod," said committee to report at 
this meeting of Synod. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS. 

Rev. L. K. Probst, D. D., Secretary of the Board of Mis- 
sions of the United Synod ; Revs C. D. Miller and W. P. 
Cline of the Tennessee Synod, and Theological Student Mr. 
C. B. Fisher, and Mr. W. P. Houseal of the Lutheran Vis- 
itor were introduced and received as advisory members of 
Synod. 

Rev. W. A. Gellon (Presbyterian), Concord, Rev. W. H. 
McMary, of Concord, and Rev. J. A. B. Fry, of Concord, 
were introduced and invited to seats within the bar of Synod. 

Tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock was set apart as a suit- 
able time to hear the Secretary of the Board of Missions of 
the United Synod. 

On motion of Dr. Voigt, the following resolution was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That one copy of the History of Synod be deposited in 
the archives of Synod, and that one be donated to each of the follow- 
ing institutions : the Theological Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, S. C, the 
Historical Society at Gettysburg, Pa. , the Theological Seminary at 
Mt. Airy, Pa., the Theological Seminary at Chicago, 111., North Car- 
olina College, and Mt. Amcena Seminary, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

On motion, the hour of 2 o'clock this afternoon was set to 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

hear Rev. C. L,. Miller on the prospective mission work at 
Lexington, N. C. 

The Report of the Executive Committee was read by the 
Secretary, and received and referred to committee. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee respectfully submit the following report : 
Six meetings have been held during the synodical year. We are 
happy to report that the Home Mission work is in good condition. 
Synod has the following home mission points under her care : Bur- 
lington, Davie, Forsyth, Albemarle, Chestnut Hill, and Spencer, St. 
Andrew's, Davidson pastorate. These various mission fields have 
been partially supplied during the year by theological students and 
others. As seen from the President's Report, most of these points 
are now provided with regular pastors. 

Mr. Charles R. Pless was received as a beneficiary student, and $110 
appropriated towards his theological seminary education at our South- 
ern Theological Seminary. 

Synod's theological students have been well cared for during the 
year. Our theological students are Messrs. Edward Fulenwider, V. 
C. Ridenhour, Chas. A. Phillips, J. L. Morgan, Chas. R. Pless. All 
are at the Southern Theological Seminary at Charleston, S. C. Messrs. 
Morgan, Fulenwider, Ridenhour and Phillips graduate this year, and 
have accepted work in our Synod's mission fields. 

The following amounts have been paid on last year's obligations : 

To E. Fulenwider, theological student $45 00 

To V. C. Ridenhour, theological student 25 00 

To J. L. Morgan, theological student 25 00 

To C. A. Phillips, theological student 35 00 

To W. W. Kennedy, theological student 25 00 

Total last year's obligations to theological students, $155 00 

To Rev. P. J. Wade, home missionary $ 33 33 

To Rev. C. A. Brown, home missionary 73 00 

To Rev. H. W. Jeffcoat, home missionary 135 00 

To Rev. R. L> Brown, home missionary 50 00 

To Rev. R. A. Helms, home missionary 33 34 

To Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie, home missionary .... 50 00 

Total amt. last year's obligations to home miss. . . $374 67 

Total amount paid on last year's beneficiary education and home 
missions, $529.76. 



22 MINUTES E. Iv SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

The following shows this year's appropriations, with amounts paid 
and amounts yet due : 

BENEFICIARY STUDENTS. 

Appropriated. Paid. 

To C. A. Phillips $roo oo $100 oo 

To J. L. Morgan ioo oo ioo oo 

To V. C. Ridenhour ioo oo ioo oo 

To Edward Fulenwider ioo oo ioo oo 

To Chas. R. Pless ioo oo ioo oo 



Total paid beneficiary students $ 500 00 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Appro. Paid. Due. 

To Chestnut Hill and Spencer . . $175 00 $116 66* 

To Burlington 150 00 150 00 

To Davie 50 00 33 35* 

To Davidson pastorate 25 00 . . $25 00 

To Forsyth (summer work, Phillips) 25 00 25 00 

To Rev. R. L,. Brown (Faith) ... 50 00 50 00 

To Albemarle 200 00 133 66 f 



$675 00 $508 67 $25 00 
Total amt. appropriated this year to beneficiary stu- 
dents and home missions $1175 00 

Total paid . 1008 67 

On account of resignations and short time service in some of the 
home fields, it was not necessary to pay the full amount appropriated. 
There remains yet due the home mission field $ 25. 

*In full to date of resignation. fin full to May 1st. 

Letter from Rev. R. A. Helms was read in open Synod 
by Rev. V. R. Stickley. The letter was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Letters and Petitions. 

The Report of the President of the Board of Trustees of 
North Carolina College was read by the Secretary. The re- 
port was received and held for further consideration, in con- 
nection with the following resolution offered by Dr. Holland : 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College be 
requested to file a complete report and explicit statement of the finan- 
cial condition of the College at this date, and file the same as part of 
their Report of the President of the Board of Trustees already pre- 
sented ; and that the members of the Board of Trustees of North Car- 
olina College present at Synod be requested to obtain this financial 
statement as soon as possible. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

The Report of the Committee on the Theological Seminar} 7 
was made by Rev. R. C. Holland. The report was received 
and referred to the Committee on Church Institutions. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 
OF THE UNITED SYNOD. 

In obedience to requirement of the North Carolina S3'nod, its rep- 
resentatives on the Board of Directors of the Theological Seminary of 
the United Synod present the following report : 

The session of 1901 to 1902 opened October 2, 1901, under favorable 
auspices, there being present fifteen students distributed in the Junior 
and Senior classes, all of whom have prosecuted their studies dili- 
gently and successfully up to this date. Ten of these will be gradu- 
ated at the closing of the present session at the meeting of the United 
Synod, which will convene in Charleston, on the 7th of May, 1902. 
Of the graduating class four are members of our Synod, viz., Edward 
Fulenwider, J. L. Morgan, C. A. Phillips, and V. C. Ridenhour. 

The synodical connection of the fifteen students enrolled is as fol- 
lows : North Carolina Synod, 7 ; Tennessee Synod, 2 ; South Carolina 
Synod, 4 ; Southwestern Virginia Synod, 1 ; Georgia Synod, 1. 

At a meeting of the Board of Directors, held in Roanoke, Va., Au- 
gust 29, 1901, Rev. M. G. G. Scherer was elected second professor in 
the Seminary, and obedient to the call of the church entered upon 
duty, October 2d, and in the absence of President Morehead has ful- 
filled the duties of president of the institution in a manner acceptable 
both to the students and the Board of Directors. 

At the same meeting Prof. J. A. Morehead was granted a vacation 
for one year, that he might so recuperate his strength as to enter upon 
his duties with full vigor in 1902. We are glad to be able to report 
that after a sojourn of six months in Germany he has been fully re- 
stored, and will resume his office in the Seminary at the opening of 
next session. 

The Century Endowment Fund sums up the aggregate amount of 
$23,707.50. Of this sum the North Carolina Synod has given in cash 
$2649.74, and subscriptions $958.50, making in all $3608.24, from 44 
congregations, carrying 2095 names. 

It is not improbable that the Board of Directors will seek to reduce, 
if possible, the annual apportionment to the district synods. We 
recommend, therefore, the adoption of the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the North Carolina Synod will give for the year 1902 
to 1903 its proportion of the aggregate amount which the Board of Di- 
rectors may find it necessary to apportion to the synods composing 
the United Synod. 



24 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Report of the Board of Trustees of Mont Amoena 
Seminary was read by Rev. George H. Cox, received, and 
referred to Committee on Church Institutions. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF MONT AMOENA 
FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Mont Amcena Female Seminary continues to enjoy uninterrupted 
prosperity and success. The total number of pupils enrolled this year 
is ninety, coming from five States, North Carolina, South Carolina, 
Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. The total number of boarding pupils 
is fifty-seven, the largest number of boarders ever in the Seminary at 
any one time in its history. There are eight members of the senior 
class who will graduate at the approaching commencement. The 
health of the institution has been excellent, with the exception of a 
few who were not physically strong enough to pursue their studies, 
and so returned to their homes. 

It is with regret that we are under the necessity of reporting the res- 
ignation of the President Dr. H. N. Miller, which was presented to, 
and accepted by, the Board of Trustees at a called meeting in January. 
The reason given for his resignation is that he desires to engage in 
University and Theological study for a year, with a view to resuming 
active pastoral work. The Board at its annual meeting will elect a 
President, and the institution will continue uninterrupted. 

Mr. H. T. Graeber wishes to be excused from acting upon the 
Board. His place, therefore, and perhaps that of others, will be to 
fill at this meeting of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
President Board of Trustees. 

Report on the State of the Church was taken by hearing 
reports of the lay-delegates. 

Synod adjourned, pending the hearing of reports on the 
State of the Church, with prayer by Dr. Voigt. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



2 o'clock P. M. 
Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. V. R. Stickley. 
The hearing of reports on the State of the Church was re- 
sumed. 



MINUTES E. I<. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

Rev. C. L,. Miller of the Tennessee Synod presented to 
Synod the subject of the establishing of a Lutheran church 
in Lexington, N. C. Under the discussion of the subject, 
the following resolution, offered by Rev. George H. Cox, 
was adopted : 

Resolved, That whenever, in the judgment of the Board of Missions 
of the United Synod, in consultation with the Executive Committees 
of the Tennessee and the North Carolina Synods it shall be decided 
that the time has come for the purchase of a church lot in the town of 
Lexington, N. C, that this Synod pledges itself to furnish the amount 
of five hundred and fifty dollars towards the purchase of a new lot for 
a church building, the congregation to be in connection with the 
North Carolina Synod. 

The report of Rev. W. A. Lutz on the Newton, N. C, 
church property was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE NEWTON, N. C, 
CHURCH PROPERTY. 

I, as your committee of one, to look after our church property and 
congregation in Newton, N. C, beg leave to report that I have at- 
tended to this duty, with the most happy and fruitful results. I, in 
the name of Synod, assured the pastor and congregation of the Ten- 
nessee Synod now worshiping in the church, that they should have 
the free and uninterrupted use of the church so long as they kept it 
in good repair, and supplied faithfully the members of this Synod who 
belong there with the Means of Grace. They gladly accepted this 
proposition, and have spent about $800 improving the church. They 
have built a nice tower to the church, and have put on the church a 
new roof, &c. I trust that Synod will heartily approve of my action 
in this matter. The two congregations there are now worshiping as 
one congregation. Yours sincerely, 

W. A. LTJTZ. 

Concord, N. C, May 1, 1902. 

The Report of the Committee on the President's Report, 
read by Rev. L. E. Busby, was received for consideration 
by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 
Your committee would respectfully report that the compilation of 
facts and matters pertaining to the work of Synod for the past year as 
shown in the President's annual report covers in an admirable man- 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

uer the whole scope of presidential supervision, aud the paper is both 
instructive and suggestive as bearing on matters of synodical legisla- 
tion. We gather the following as claiming notice in this report : 

i. The unprecedented number of resignations of pastors and vacant 
churches during the past year. A matter so vitally touching the wel- 
fare and progress of the church calls for our prayerful consideration, 
and a remedy if possible should be applied to correct what cannot but 
be a serious menace to the stability and growth of our congregations. 
Eight pastors have resigned, and as many churches are without the 
regular preaching of the Word and the Means of Grace— a condition 
that is truly deplorable and alarming. 

2. The prospective addition of four of our theological students to 
the ministerial roll of Synod is a matter of encouragement, and we 
congratulate ourselves in believing that these young and theologically 
well-equipped workers will add greatly to our ministerial force. 

3. Two petitions for beneficiary assistance accompany the President's 
report. These applicants are recommended to the earnest considera- 
tion of the Executive Committee. 

4. Attention is called to our educational institutions. Resolved that 
this item be referred to the Committee on Church Institutions. 

5. Several special matters are mentioned, as follows : 

(1) The revision of Synod's constitution. We recommend that 
Synod make a final disposition of this whole matter. 

(2) Ordination of candidates. Inasmuch as application will be made 
by several young men for ordination at the close of the present Semi- 
nary session, we recommend that their applications be referred to the 
Examining Committee, with authority to act, and with the officers of 
Synod to ordain them, if so decided, at such time and place as may 
be agreed on. 

(3) The payment of North Carolina Synod's apportionment to de- 
fray the expenses of the Second General Conference of Lutherans re- 
cently held. We recommend that the President continue his call for 
the deficit. 

(4) Vacancies on Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. We 
refer this item to the Committee on Institutions. To this committee 
is also referred the interpretation of the tenure of office of members 
of College Board as mentioned by the President in his report. 

6. The recommendation that special prayer be offered from time to 
time in the devotional exercises of Synod for aged and afflicted breth- 
ren is most heartily approved. 

7. The Centennial Meeting of Synod which is to be held next year 



MINUTES E. Iy. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

will call for special and appropriate exercises. We recommend that a 
committee of . . . members be appointed to arrange a program, and 
present at this meeting. Respectfully submitted, 

h. E. BUSBY, 
P.J. WADE, 
C. A. BROWN, 
E. W. S. BOST. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, adopted. Under sub-heading (i) of 
item 5, the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the President of Synod be authorized to call an ex- 
tra session of Synod for the purpose of considering the report of the 
committee on the revision of the Constitution of Synod, and such 
other matters as the President may deem wise in his judgment. 

Sub-items (2) and (3) adopted; (4) postponed. Items 6, 
7, adopted. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. B. Miller. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



9 A. M., May 2. 

Devotional service, led by Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie. Syn- 
od was called to order. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., one of the authors of the 
"History of the North Carolina Synod," proposed to accept 
thirty-five copies of the History of the North Carolina Synod 
in lieu of the $35 due him for moneys advanced as one of 
the editors of the same. Dr. Bernheim 's proposition was 
accepted by Synod. 

The report of committee on plans for sale of the "History 
of the North Carolina Synod," was read by Rev. V. Y. 
Boozer, received, and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FORMULATING PLANS FOR 
THE SALE OF THE HISTORY OF SYNOD. 
We, your committee, recommend : 
1. That a depositary be appointed who shall have charge of the 



2& MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

books, attend to the sales and make disposition of the proceeds, and 
that the remuneration for his services shall be 5 per cent, of the sales. 

2. That he may advertise the book as he thinks best. 

3. That all expenses incurred by the depositary in the discharge of 
his duties be met by synod. 

4. That he make a quarterly report to the Executive Committee. 

5. That he be authorized to have additional copies bound, if found 
necessary. 

6. That Rev. V. Y. Boozer be the depositary. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. Y. BOOZER, 
C. B. MILLER, 
B. S. BROWN, 
A. D. WESSELL. 
The following resolution was adopted : 

Inasmuch as Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., and wife have offered to 
Synod one hundred (f 100) dollars towards a lot at Lexington, N. C, 
if purchased, 

Resolved, That the thanks of Synod be returned for their kind offer, 
and that it be accepted, if needed. 

The Report of the Committee on the State of the Church, 
read by Rev. J. A. L,inn, was received and adopted. 

REPORT ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 
'With remarkable unanimity there come to us from the various 
pastorates of Synod reports of prosperity and growth. Almost with- 
out exception the attendance upon and attention given to the preached 
Word are represented as good. As it should ever be in the Lutheran 
fold the sacraments are highly esteemed and reverently observed. The 
time honored custom of catechisation seems to be more and more 
growing in favor, and is generally insisted upon in candidates for con- 
firmation. 

As a result of the Scriptural methods pursued, we find a somewhat 
tardy but health}' growth, the increase in membership and benevo- 
lence being substantial rather than striking — constant and abiding in- 
stead of ephemeral and vacillating. He who hath declared, " I am 
with you alway " gives fresh evidence of his presence and blessing in 
the souls that are being gathered by the earnest efforts of his faithful 
but self-denying servants, now as ever, and our church needs but to 
press forward along the lines already assumed, and ultimate victory 
must be hers. 

But whilst true to her standards of doctrine and cultus and whilst 



MINUTES h. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

satisfactory in her growth in membership and benevolence, along with 
these better tendencies we decry also some not so salutary. Rather 
ominous of evil to our beloved Zion seems the spirit of restlessness and 
discontent on the part alike of pastors and people as revealed to us in 
the frequent rupture of the pastoral relation, found in reports in our 
hands. What the cause may be for such a deplorable state of affairs 
we can only conjecture. Surely no true shepherd of the flock of 
Christ, " purchased with His own precious blood," could ruthlessly 
or wantonly — without just cause — dissolve so sacred a relationship, 
and certainly no desire of change for mere change's sake on the part 
of God's people could be expected to compensate for the loss sustained 
in the lack of knowledge of conditions surrounding and the needs at- 
tending their respective congregations, incident to numerous changes. 
Whatever the cause, may we not reasonably hope that in the not dis- 
tant future these evils may be remedied and long pastorates, as else- 
where in our church, and not short ones, be the rule. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 
B. S. BROWN, 
E. W. LESLIE, 
S. G. PATTERSON. 

The Report on Minutes and Unfinished Business was read 
by Rev. Dutton, and received to be considered by items. 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 
Your committee would beg leave to report the following : 

1. On page 22, item 2, the Secretary was instructed to send a copy 
of the action of this body to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Wadsworth in re- 
lation to the gift of a lot by them to this Synod on which to build a 
third Lutheran church. Did he attend to this? 

2. Page 24, item 4, under pastoral districts, we recommend that 
Synod appoint a committee to visit Mt. Carmel congregation and ad- 
vise with it in the interest of the church, with plenary power to act. 
What was accomplished ? 

3. Page 25, item 5, we recommend that Rev. E. W. Leslie supply 
Luther's church, and we ask the pastorate of St. Peter's to grant their 
pastor the privilege, and that they also allow him to give this church 
morning service every fifth Sunday. Was Synod's request granted, 
and did he preach for them ? 

Item 6th, we recommend that Rev. W. A. Dutton supply Richfield, 
with the consent of his pastorate. What was done? 



30 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROUNA. 

4. Page 34, item 5 : Our expenses in preparing history have been — 
by Rev. G. D. Bernheitn, $3 ; by Rev. George H. Cox, $16.31 ; which 
we respectfully ask Synod to pay? Has Synod paid this? 

5. Pages 39 and 40, item b: The president of the board calls atten- 
tion to the fact that there is a desire to amend and change the charter 
of the college, so as to meet more directly the desire of the church. 
We therefore recommend that Synod appoint a committee to confer 
with the board of trustees relative to this matter and report at the next 
regular convention of Synod. What has been done? 

6. Page 45, resolution in reference to Pastor Phifer : What has been 
done by President of Synod and Pastor Holland? 

7. Page 50, item 2 : Did Synod pay what they promised the His- 
torical Committee ; namely, $25 each? 

8. Page 50, item 1 : Is Bro. Lutz ready to report ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. O. WERTZ, 
W. A. DUTTON, 
JOHN WAGONER. 

Item 1, answered, yes. 

Item 2, answered, no. Committee excused for failure to 
act, and same committee continued, substituting the name 
of Rev. J. H. C. Fisher for that of Rev. Steffy. 

Item 3, satisfactorily answered. 

Item 3, sub- item 6 on same page, answered, yes. 

Item 4, page 34, No. 5, answered, yes. 

Item 5, page 39-40, item (6) answered, nothing has been 
accomplished. 

Item 6, page 45, answered, see report on colored work. 

Item 7, answered, settled. 

Item 8, answered, report made, see page 25. 

The report was adopted as a whole. 

Rev. J. F. Deal and Rev. R. L,. Fritz of the Tennessee 
Synod were received as advisory members of Synod. 

According to appointment, Rev. L. K. Probst, Secretary 
of the Board of Missions of the United Synod, presented the 
claims, &c, of the mission work of the United Synod. 

The following action of the United Synod in regard to the 
general mission work was endorsed and adopted by this body: 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 3 1 

1. That the Board of Missions and Church Extension apportion and 
raise among the synods belonging to this body for Foreign Missions 
the sum of $4,500 annually. 

2. That the Board apportion and raise among the synods belonging 
to this body for Home Missions the sum of $8,000 annually. 

3. That one Sunday for each quarter be designated by all Sunday- 
schools in the United Synod as Missionary Sunday, and that on that 
Sunday the children be specially addressed on the subject of Missions, 
and offerings be taken for this object. 

4. That the churches be urged to set apart two Sundays of each year 
— Whitsunday and the second Sunday in November — for receiving 
missionary offerings, and that the Board furnish special envelopes for 
this purpose. 

In view of the fact that the Secretary of the Board of 
Missions reported that on account of the growth of the for- 
eign mission work the apportionment would likely be in- 
creased during the next two years, the following action was 
taken : 

Resolved, That our Secretary be authorized to insert in our appor- 
tionment column for foreign missions our proportional part of what- 
ever amount the United Synod, at its next convention, may determine 
to attempt to raise annually for foreign missions. 

The Report of the Committee on Letters and Petitions, as 
read by Rev. A. G. Voigt, was received for consideration by 
items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 
Your committee beg leave to present for your consideration the 
following recommendations in reference to the letters and petitions 
placed in our hands : 

1. A petition from Wittenberg congregation, Woodside, N. C, to 
be received into this Synod. The petition is accompanied by the 
constitution of the congregation, and is in accord with the constitu- 
tion of this Synod. We recommend that the congregation be received 
and the delegate present recognized. 

2. A similar petition from St. Martin's congregation, Stanly county, 
accompanied by the constitution of the congregation. We recom- 
mend that as soon as this congregation shall place an official dismissal 
from the Tennessee Synod in the hands of the President of this Synod, 
and when they shall have made the declaration of their doctrinal 
basis conform to that of this body, they be received as members of 
this Synod. 



32 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

3. A letter from Prof. M. G. G. Scherer of the Theological Semi- 
nary. We recommend that the letter be read, but in view of the re- 
port on the Seminary by Dr. Holland, already presented, that no 
further action be taken in reference to it. 

4. A letter from Dr. M. M. Kinard, fraternal delegate of the South 
Carolina Synod, already read in Synod. We recommend that a fra- 
ternal delegate to the South Carolina Synod be elected. 

5. A letter from Rev. B. W. Crouk, superintendent of the Orphan 
Home. We recommend that it be read and also printed in our Min- 
utes. 

6. A letter asking Synod to approve the union of Frieden's and 
Sharon churches in a pastorate. We recommend that it be doue. 

7. A letter from Rev. P. J. Wade, resigning as trustee of Mont 
Amcena Seminary. 

8. A letter of like purport from Dr. George H. Cox. 

9. A letter from Mr. C. G. Heilig resigning from the Board of North 
Carolina College. 

We recommend that these three resignations be accepted and the 
vacancies filled. 

10. A letter from Rev. R. I,. Brown asking to be excused for not 
attending Synod. We recommend that he be excused. 

11. A similar letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, inclosing ten dol- 
lars for Synod. We recommend that he be excused and the gift noted. 

12. A letter from Rev. R. A. Helms, which has already been read 
in Synod. We recommend that Synod here record its deep sympa- 
thy with our afflicted brother, looking to the God of all grace and 
comfort as the Helper of the helpless and the strength of the weak ; 
and that a member of Synod be appointed to make known the con- 
dition of Mr. Helms at the church service tonight. 

13. A letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman, asking to be excused for 
non-attendance at Synod and asking to be kindly remembered in his 
affliction. We recommend that he be excused, and that the sympa- 
thy of Synod be extended to him. 

14 and 15. Letters from Rev. W. A. Lutz, asking a transfer from 
this body to the South Carolina Synod, and resigning his connection 
with the Board of Church Extension. We recommend that the trans- 
fer be given by the President of Synod and the resignation be accepted. 

16. The report of the committee of one to look after the property 
of Synod at Newton, N. C, placed in our hands by action of Synod. 
We recommend that the action of the committee be approved and the 
committee discharged. 



MINUTES E. L. SVNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 

17. A letter from Rev. E. P. Parker, presenting an excuse for non- 
attendance. We recommend that he be excused. 

Respectfully submitted, A. G. VOIGT, 

GEO. H. COX, 
GEO. W. DRY, 
C. M. GOODMAN. 

Items 1 to 17 were adopted. The report was adopted as 
a whole. 

According to item 5 in Report of Committee on Letters 
and Petitions, the report of the Orphan Home is printed in 
the Minutes. 

ANNUAL REPORT FROM ORPHAN HOME. 

Dear Brethren : — In presenting to your body a report of the work 
in the Orphan Home for another year, we can truthfully say that our 
efforts have been blessed of the Lord. The gifts in cash have perhaps 
been more than usual. The contributions are becoming more general. 
The number of children in the Home for the last twelve months has 
been an average of thirty-eight, which is 20 per cent, more than ever 
before in the history of the Home. Fourteen of these are from your 
synod. The health of the children has been good. The industrial, 
moral, and religious improvement of the children has been as good as 
could be expected. The indebtedness on the Home will be brought 
before the United Synod at its approaching meeting, and it is hoped 
that such steps will be taken which will make our Home free from all 
encumbrance in 1904. 

Thanking you and your congregations for your past support, we 
beg to remain Yours gratefully, 

B. W. CRONK, Superintendent. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. L,. K. Busby. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



2 o'clock P. M. 
Synod opened with prayer by Rev. W. R. Ketchie. 
The ex-Secretary of Synod made his report, which was 
received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THEiEX-SECRETARY OF SYNOD. 
The duties of the Secretary have been performed during the year to 
the best of his ability. 



34 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

The contract has been given to Henkel & Co., for printing the 
Minutes of this session, on the basis of 2,000, at $r.7o per page, with- 
out extra charge for cover or binding. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 

The archivarius of Synod made verbal report that the ar- 
chives were not in safe keeping at North Carolina College. 

The following resolution, on the subject of Synod's ar- 
chives, was adopted : 

Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to investigate the 
matter of a fire-proof vault for the preservation of our archives and 
report at the called session of Synod. 

The President appointed Revs. C. A. Brown, W. A. L,utz, 
and Mr. J. T. L,ingle, as a committee to nominate an Execu- 
tive Committee, speakers for next annual session, and an 
archivarius. 

The President appointed Revs. Cox, Bernheim, and Busby 
as a committee on Program for the Centennial, with instruc- 
tions to report at this meeting of Synod. 

COMMITTEE ON SYNODICAL STATISTICS. 

The President appointed Revs. E W. Leslie, C. W. Keg- 
ley, and Mr. D. J. Goodman a Committee on Statistics, with 
instructions to report at this meeting of Synod. 

The Report of the Committee on Appropriations, read by 
Rev. George H. Cox, was received for consideration by item. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

1. The Finance Committee reports cash on hand as follows : 

Synodical Treasury $ 281 57 

Synodical Home Missions 418 37 

Beneficiary Education 161 00 

Church Extension 59 09 

Home Missions United Synod 143 10 

Foreign Missions United Synod 69 35 

Orphan Home 6 50 

Theological Professor's salary 151 22 

$1290 20 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

2. We recommend the payment of Synod's indebtedness as follows : 

Balance due for printing the minutes $ 132 94 

Remuneration of Secretary 15 00 

Balance due on Albemarle appropriation 33 35 

Balance due to Rev. Wade 25 00 

3. We recommend the following appropriations : 

Remuneration of Secretary $ 15 00 

Albemarle pastorate appropriated by Synod if neces- 
sary 200 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
C. W. KEGLEY, 
W. L. KIMBALL. 

Items 1,2, and 3, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

THE COMMITTEE ON THE REPORT OF THE BOARD OF 
TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

The President appointed Revs. A. G. Voigt, V. R. Stick- 
ley, C. B. Miller, B. S. Brown, and Messrs. Jno. Wagoner, 
J. A. Thom, and D. A. Goodman, a special committee to 
report on the Report of the Board of Trustees of North Caro- 
lina College, with instructions to bring in the report at 9 
o'clock tomorrow morning. 

The Committee on the Report of the Executive Commit- 
tee's Report, as read by Rev. J. P. Miller, was received and 
adopted. 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

We, your Committee on the Report of the Executive Committee's 
Report, have carefully examined the same, and find it very encour- 
aging. When your Executive Committee reported a year ago, it 
found outstanding obligations to the amount of $529.76 yet unpaid. 
These obligations were to our Beneficiary Students and Home Mis- 
sionaries. By the aid of the munificent gift of Dr. and Mrs. G. D. 
Bernheim, it has been enabled to pay their obligations, and to prose- 
cute the work of this year with only a small obligation of $25 yet 
unpaid. 

The total amount paid this year to Beneficiary Students and to Home 
Missions we find to be $1008.67, which added to the $25 yet unpaid, 
makes a total of $1033.67 expended by the Synod for these purposes 
within the synodical year now closing. 



36 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Executive Committee is to be congratulated upon the success- 
ful work of the past year, and it is with great satisfaction that we re- 
port the financial condition in such excellent shape. 

I. We recommend that the $25 yet due be paid out of the Synodical 
Fund for this year. Respectfully submitted, 

J. P. MILLER, 

W. W. J. RITCHIE. 

TIME AND PLACE OF THE NEXT ANNUAL MEETING 
OF SYNOD. 

Synod voted to hold the next annual session of Synod, 
which will be the Centennial, at St. John's, Salisbury, be- 
ginning on Tuesday, 11 a. m., before the 1st Sunday in 
May, 1903. 

On motion of Dr. Bernheim, it was resolved that Synod 
donate one copy of the "History of the North Carolina 
Synod" to each of the following church papers for review 
notice, namely: The Lutheran Visitor, Our Church Paper, 
The Lutheran Observer, The Lutheran World, and The Lu- 
theran. 

TIME AND PLACE OF THE CALLED SESSION. 

By invitation and vote of Synod it was decided to hold 
the called session at St. Mark's, China Grove, on Tuesday 
before the fifth Sunday in June, 1902. 

The Report of the Finance Committee was read and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the following : 

We examined the Treasurer's Report, with vouchers, and find the 
same correct. Attached is itemized statement of receipt from congre- 
gations, also have Treasurer's receipt for amount paid as follows : 

Cash $1418 20 

Credit on note, St. James 89 00 

$1507 20 
Respectfully submitted, 

JNO. A. CLINE, 

A. D. WESSELL, 

B. L. UMBERGER. 
Concord, N. C, May 2, 1902. s- 



ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



PASTORS. 



C. W. Kegley . . 
Dr. Geo. H. Cox. 

B. S. Brown . . . 
E. W. Leslie . . . 

J. Q. Wertz . . . 

C. B. Miller . . . 

W. A. Dutton . . 

H. A. Trexler. . 

G. F. Schaeffer . 
V. Y. Boozer . . 

C. A. Brown . . . 

W. W. J. Ritchie 

J. Q. Wertz . . . 

H. N. Miller . . 
J. A. Linn .... 

H. M. Brown . . 



P J. Wade . . 

R. A. Helms . . 
J. H. C. Fisher 



J.A.Linn . . . 
Dr. A. G. Voigt 
W. H. Hiller . 

V. R. Stickley . 

L. E. Busby . . 
R. C. Holland . 



CHURCHES. 



J. P. Miller . . 



St. Matthew's . 

Ebenezer . 

Organ . . . 

St. Luke's. 

Concordia 

St. Peter's 

St. Matthew's 

Luther's . . . 
f St. Andrew's 
\ Center Grove 
St. Mark's. . 

Mt. Zion . 

St. Stephen 

Mt. Olive . 

Salem . . . 

Grace . . . 

Lebanon . 



( Bethel . . . 
( St. Paul . . 
j Frieden . . 
1 Sharon . . 
( Macedonia 
1 Peace . . . 
Lutheran Chapel 
St. John's . . 
Holy Trinity 
| Richland . 
j Laws . . . 
1 St. Paul's . 
[zion, y 2 . . 
Faith .... 
I Haven . . . 
I Christ . . . 

St. Luke's . 

Pilgrim . . 

Reformation 
| St. Matthew's 
I Providence 

(Prosperity 
Emmanuel 
Augsburg . 
New Bethel 
St. Paul's . 
St. James . 

f Enochville 

( Trinity, . 
St. John's . 
St. Mark's. 
St. Martin's 
Albemarle . 

( Union . . 

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38 MINUTES E. I<. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

RESOLUTION ON MANNER OF REPORTING ON THE 
STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

On the subject of Reports on the State of the Church, 
Synod adopted the following : 

Resolved, That the action of last year concerning Standing Reso- 
lution No. 15, is hereby rescinded, and the standing resolution re- 
stored with the addition, that said reports be read on the second busi- 
ness day of the Synod. 

The President appointed the following as an Examining 
Committee, and on Ordination Sermon. 

EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 
Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., B. S. Brown, Geo. H. Cox, D. D., 
and C. B. Miller. 

ORDINATION SERMON. 

Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., principal ; Rev. H. N. Miller, 
Ph. D., alternate. 

Committee, appointed to nominate Executive Committee 
and speakers, &c, for next year, reported as follows : 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 
The officers of Synod and Mr. John A. Cline. 

SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

Address on Beneficiary Education — Rev. E. W. Leslie, 
principal ; Rev. C. W. Kegley, alternate. 

Address on Missions — Rev. W. A. Deaton, principal ; 
Rev. J. A. L,inn, alternate. 

Address on Beneficence or Divine Stewardship — Rev. P. 
J. Wade, principal; Rev. H. M. Brown, alternate. 

Committee on Credentials — Rev. C. B. King and Rev. W. 
H. Hiller. 

Archivarius — Rev. C. B King. 

DELEGATES TO SOUTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 
Rev. L. E. Busby, D. D., principal; Rev. V. Y. Boozer, 

alternate. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

DELEGATES TO TENNESSEE SYNOD. 
Rev. J. P. Miller, principal ; Rev. H. M. Brown, alternate. 
The following report by Rev. R. C. Holland, on the col- 
ored L,utheran work at Charlotte, was read and adopted. 

REPORT CONCERNING ST. MARK'S COLORED LUTHERAN 
CHURCH, CHARLOTTE, N. C. 
The care of this colored church was, by the resolution of last con- 
vention of this body, committed to the undersigned in connection 
with the President of Synod, and it is proper that some report should 
be made at this meeting. 

We have succeeded in not only keeping this congregation of fifty 
members alive, but in hopeful and progressive activity under the su- 
pervision of its pastor, Rev. W. P. Phifer. In order to do this we 
have aided the congregation to the extent of $244.14 in addition to the 
$200 raised by the congregation itself, the same being devoted to re- 
pairs on church property and to pastor's salary. 

We acknowledge with thankful appreciation the following dona- 
tions from friends who have generously come to our help : 

Mr; Geo. Ryneal, Martinsburg, W. Va $25 00 

Rev. C. Armand Miller, New York 20 00 

Rev. S. A. Repass, D. D., Allentowu, Pa. ... 50 00 

Mr. D. Welte, of Pennsylvania 5 00 

Rev. D. M. Gilbert, D. D., Harrisburg, Pa ... . 25 00 

Judge Dobler, Baltimore, Md 10 00 

Rev. J. E. A. Doermann, Washington, D. C . . 50 00 
St. Mark's church (R. C. Holland) 59 14 

Total $244 14 

The timely aid thus rendered has saved to the Lutheran church 
this colored organization, and we are glad to be able to report that 
the congregation shows promise of being of beneficent service among 
the colored people coming under its influence. 

On the tenth day of last December this organization passed into the 
care of the Joint Synod of Ohio, and since that time has been under 
the fostering care of its Board of Missions. We believe this to be a 
happy arrangement, and the best possible for the welfare of the church 
which, in its hour of need and peril, was saved from dissolution by 
the kindly action of our Synod and the valuable financial help given 
by the friends named above. 

Our official responsibility having ceased, this report is respectful^- 
submitted for record in the Minutes of our Synod. 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 



40 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 
Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod be and are hereby ten- 
dered to the friends and members of St. James church for their kind 
and hospitable entertainment of Synod, and that the pastor be re- 
quested to read this resolution before St. James congregation on next 
Lord's Day. 

The Report of the Committee on Apportionment was read 
by Rev. H. N. Miller, and was received for consideration 
by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 
Your committee respectfully submit the following : 
i. That the amounts respectively apportioned for Synodical Treas- 
ury, Home Missions, Beneficiary Education, and Church Extension 
in the North Carolina Synod, and Theological Professor's Salary be 
printed the same as in last year's apportionment table. 

2. That the new congregations be apportioned as per the following 
table. 

3. That we print the figures in the United Synod column for Home 
Missions on the basis of 25 cents per capita, and that the Foreign 
Mission column be filled according to previous instruction of Synod. 

4. That the column for Orphan Home be left blank, and that the 
congregations be urged to give as liberally as they may have ability. 

HENDERSON N. MILLER, 
E. W. LESLIE, 
ALEX. SWICEGOOD. 



APPORTIONMENT. 



PASTORS. 



CHURCHES. 



N. C. SYNOD. 



UNITED SYNOD. 



MS 

'2 5 



L. E. Busby 
Vacant . . . 



George H Cox 



H. A. Trexler 



P. J. Wade 



H. M. Brown 



J. P Miller . . 

V. R. Stiekley 

W. A. Dutton . 
C. B. Miller . . 
V. Y. Boozer . 



Vacant 

W. W. J. Ritchie 

W. H. Hiller . . 
R. C. Holland . . 

A. G. Voigt . . . 
C. W. Kegley . 

B. S. Brown . . 



Vacant . . . 

E. L. Folk . 
Vacant . . . 

Vacant . . . 
E. W. Leslie 

Vacant . . . 
Vacant . . . 

Vacant . . . 

Vacant . . . 
Vacant . . . 
J. Q. Wertz . 

Vacant . . . 

Vacant . . . 

C. A. Brown 
Supplied . . 



St. John's [Salis] 
St. John's [Cab] . 

( Organ . 

\ Ebenezer 

( Salem. . 
-c Grace . . 

( Lebanon 

(St. Luke 

< Pilgrim . . . 
( Reformation 
f Laws . . . 
! Richland . 
| Zion % . . 
{ St. Paul's . 
( Union . . . 
I Christiana 
jst Enoch . 
( Trinity . . 
] Mt. Olive . 
1 St. Stephen 
St. Mark's . 

I Bethel . . 
I St. Paul's . 
Albemarle . 

Macedonia 

Peace . . . 
St. James . . 
St. Mark's . 
St. Paul's . . 
St. Matthew's 
I St. Luke's 
i Concordia . 
( Immanuel 
I Faith . . . 
Augsburg . . 
St. Paul's [Ashe] 
{ St. Michael's 
] St. Paul's . . 
( Amity . . . 
jst. Peter's . 
I St. Matthew's 
| Haven . . . 
t Christ .... 
Hopewell . . . 
C Bethany [Dav' 
! Bethany [Stks 
j Nazareth . . 
[Shiloh . . . 
( St. Andrew's 
\ Mt. Hermon 
| St. Matt. [Dav] 
( Providence . 
Mt. Carmel . 
f Luth. Chapel 
( Centre Grove 
{ Holy Trinity 
■< Prosperity . 
(Cold Water . 
( New Bethel . 

< Luther's . . 
( Mt. Zion . . 
( Frieden's . . 
| Sharon . . . 

Wittenberg . . 



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4®" Note. — By action of Synod, the Foreign Missionary column should correspond 
with the apportionment of the United Synod, May, 1902, for North Carolina Synod, which ip 
about 22 cents per member. See Minutes of the United Synod. — Secretary. 



42 MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Items i and 2, adopted. 

Item 3, adopted. 

Item 4, adopted. 

Adopted as a whole. 

Adjourned with prayer by Dr. Voigt. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 

9 A. M., May 3. 

Synod was opened with devotional exercises led by the 
President. 

The minutes of the former session were read and adopted. 

Rev. F. M. Harr of the Holston Synod and Rev. J. Allen 
Arndt of the Tennessee Synod were received as advisory 
members of Synod. 

On motion, all members of the Board of Trustees of North 
Carolina College, present, were received as advisory mem- 
bers of Synod. 

By appointment, the Report of the Committee on the re- 
port of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina College was 
taken up. The report was read by Dr. Voigt, and was 
received for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 
Your committee, to consider the condition of North Carolina Col- 
lege and to propose suitable action in reference to this institution, beg 
leave to report as follows : 

1. The committee have investigated the condition of the College as 
carefully as the data at hand will allow, and find nothing to encourage 
Synod in it. The vitality of the institution seems to be exhausted. 
It is with the saddest feelings and with painful remembrance of the 
labors and prayers of the fathers in behalf of North Carolina College, 
that we make this acknowledgment. But we deem it our duty to you 
to inform you of what we regard as the truth, however unwelcome it 
may be. 

2. Passing from general to particular statements, we remark that 
at present the College has almost no students and scarcely any faculty. 
The income of the endowment fund does not more than meet the in- 
terest on the indebtedness, so that virtually nothing of that income is 
directly available for payment of professor's salaries. The institution 
is sinking deeper and deeper into debt, until at present the indebted- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

ness exceeds the total amount of available endowment, as the finan- 
cial statement of the treasurer of the Board of Trustees shows. 

3. In view of these discouraging conditions, having insufficient 
money, inadequate resources, no encouraging prospects, and no 
cheering hopes, we recommend — 

(a) That the Board of Trustees be instructed to suspend the opera- 
tions of the College for one year. 

(b) That the Board of Trustees be instructed to use the interest of 
the endowment fund to pay back salaries of professors, and all income 
from other sources, after payment of necessary expenses for insurance 
and repairs of the buildings, to liquidate the other indebtedness of 
the College. 

4. We recommend that that part of standing resolution of Synod 
23, which requires our beneficiaries to attend North Carolina College, 
be hereby rescinded. Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. VOIGT, 

V. R. STICKLEY, 

C. B. MILLER, 

B. S. BROWN, 
JOHNWAGENER, 
J. A. THOM, 

D. J. GOODMAN, 

Committee. 
Item 1 . Received as information. 

Item 2. Received as information. 

Item 3. Divided into (a) and (b). 

The Report of the President of the Board of Trustees of 
North Carolina College was read by the Secretary, and au- 
thorized to be printed in connection with the special com- 
mittee's report on the same. 

REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUS- 
TEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, 

Gentlemen : — The Board of Trustees has kept the doors of North 
Carolina College open for another session. Owing to causes unfore- 
seen when Synod last met, the attendance this session has not been 
as large as was expected. The total enrollment to date is sixty-five. 
The resignations of the president and two professors were accepted in 
order that the Board might be able to meet its financial obligations to 
the faculty at the close of the session. In pursuance to Synod's in- 
structions — to keep the college open— arrangements were made where- 



44 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

by the two remaining members of the faculty were retained to con- 
tinue the school to the close of the session. Lack of patronage from 
our own church, inability to collect the interest on the endowment, 
and failure of a full and hearty co-operation with the President are 
among the difficulties which have stood in the way of the success of 
the College this year. 

I would recommend : That Synod elect a faculty for the College ; 
select a Board of Trustees, consisting of an equal number of ministers 
and laymen, which, in the judgment of Synod, will subserve the in- 
terest of the church in general and of her educational institution in 
particular ; appoint an agent with full power to make a final settle- 
ment of the outstanding endowment notes, in a manner satisfactory 
to the subscribers and to the church ; and impress upon the laity and 
clergy the necessity of supporting the College. This done, it would 
seem that the College should prosper and meet the ends for which it 
was established. With confidence in your love for the church and 
her institutions, I leave the College with all her interests in your 
hands. Fraternally yours, 

h. c. McAllister, 

President Board of Trustees. 
Mt. Pleasant, N. C, April, 1902. 

Synod adjourned, pending the discussion of the report of 
the Committee on the Report of Trustees of North Carolina 
College, with prayer by Rev. R. L. Fritz. 



EIGHTH SESSION. 



2 o'clock P. M. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. P. J. Wade. Reg- 
ular order was suspended to hear other reports. 

The Report of the Committee on Statistics was read and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATISTICS. 

Enrolled Com. Mem. Resident Com. Mem. 

Frieden 172 151 

Sharon 23 23 

Organ 354 349 

St. Luke 76 68 

Concordia 120 100 

St. Luke's (Davidson) 203 183 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

Pilgrim 77 . . . . ■ ■ . . 71 

Reformation 19 18 

Peace 64 50 

Macedonia 118 75 

Immanuel 44 44 

Center Grove 120 90 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) 180 147 

Holy Trinity 171 135 

New Bethel 161 144 

Christ 35 30 

Haven 63 59 

Albemarle 44 40 

St. Mark's (China Grove) 182 146 

St. John's (Salisbury) 361 283 

St. Andrew's 97 71 

Lutheran Chapel 221 187 

Mt. Zion 43 38 

St. Stephen's 151 148 

Mt. Olive 149 141 

St. John's (Cabarrus) 310 300 

St. Paul (Wil.) 345 341 

St. Matthew's (Rowan) 358 ... • . . . . 273 

St. Peter's 247 225 

Luther's 60 55 

Wittenberg 25 25 

Shiloh 60 52 

Bethany 26 25 

St. Enoch 261 218 

Amity 50 32 

St. Paul 35 30 

St. Michael 200 150 

St. Matthew's (Wil.) 70 53 

Salem 130 125 

Grace 189 179 

Lebanon 43 38 

Union 267 202 

Christiana 135 120 

Faith 72 72 

Augsburg 76 50 

Bethel (Rowan) 175 145 

St Paul (Rowan) 336 292 

Mt. Hermon 58 45 

Law's 223 171 



46 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

Richland 45 14 

Zion 21 ........ 6 

St. Paul's ,60 50 

Ebenezer 123 120 

Cold Water 36 . 20 

St. James' 325 318 

St. Matthew's (Davie) 45 40 

Providence 28 26 

Bethany (Davidson) 35 27 

Prosperity 83 59 

Mt. Carmel 

Trinity 76 50 

Nazareth 102 67 

Total 7897 6772 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. W. LESLIE, 

C. W. KEGLEY, 

D. J. GOODMAN, 

Committee. 

Note by Secretary.— The above report does not correspond with the Paro- 
chial Reports. 

The report of Committee on Church Institutions, read by 
Rev. H. M. Brown, was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS. 

The Christian schools stand in such a close relation to the church 
of Christ, that the prosperity of the former tends to the advancement 
of the other. The Evangelical Lutheran church has always been a 
church of learning, and through her colleges and seminaries has dis- 
seminated a mighty power for good ; therefore, the Synod of North 
Carolina should not only hold dear to her heart her institutions, but 
should nourish and cherish them with her prayers and financial sup- 
port. 

MONT AMOXNA SEMINARY. 

We note with pleasure and praise to God the success and efficient 
work of this school during the last year. Whilst the total enrollment 
is a few less than in some former years, yet her influence is widening 
— her students come from five States of the United Synod. There are 
eight of the students to graduate this year. 

We note with regret the resignation of the earnest and energetic 
President Dr. H. N. Miller. But, whereas the board, at its annual 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

meeting, will elect a president, and the institution will continue un- 
interrupted, we have nothiug to recommend, but pray Synod to stand 
by this institution in its moral support. 

THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

It is with pleasure and gratification that we learn from the report 
of Dr. Holland that our Theological Seminary will soon close one of 
its most prosperous years. Upward has been its history, and we pray 
God's continued blessing. 

There are sixteen students — the largest in its history, ten of whom 
will graduate at the close of the present session. We note, too, with 
profound gratitude that seven of these are from our own Synod. We 
look to this institution as a place from which shall emanate great 
good for the advancement of Christ's Kingdom. But to this end 
there must be given it the prayers and full co-operation of this Synod 
in connection with the other synods of the United Synod. 

We also note the possibility of the reduction of the annual appor- 
tionment to the district synods. Therefore we recommend that the 
following resolution embodied in the official report be adopted : 

Resolved, That the North Carolina Synod will give for the year 
1902 to 1903 its proportion of the aggregate amount which the Board 
of Directors may find it necessary to apportion to the synods com- 
posing the United Synod, and if this amount is not received from the 
congregations, the remainder be paid from the synodical treasury. 

THE CENTURY ENDOWMENT FUND. 

We note with much gratification that the Endowment Fund now 
sums up 123,707. Of this sum the North Carolina Synod has given 
in cash $2649.74, and subscriptions to the amount of $958.50, making 
in all $3608.24. 

ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 

This institution, set for the higher education of women, is reported 
as being in a most successful condition. In matters of equipment 
and grade of work accomplished, Elizabeth College has surpassed all 
expectations. 

The college has a property of $250,000 (two hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars). During the past ten months the college has added to 
its plant $15,000 for equipment and permanent improvements. The 
managers have already agreed to lay out six thousand dollars next 
session for desired improvements. 

There are present this year one hundred and nineteen students. 
The health of the students and the faculty has been remarkably good 
during the present session. 

This college, located within the bounds of the North Carolina Synod, 



48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

though having no official relation thereto, except as it is related to 
the United Synod, is an institution of that high grade of Christian 
education, that deserves, in the highest degree, the encouragement 
and support of our people. 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

This old institution of the North Carolina Synod which was dear 
and near to hearts of many of the fathers of our church, who have 
gone to their rest ; and from which institution many of our young 
men have gone forth faithful laborers in the vineyard of the Lord, 
and which has been so long under the fostering care of the North 
Carolina Synod, now comes before this Synod, from the report of the 
President of the Board, as never before. 

Owing to the vast importance of the facts in the hands of your 
committee, we are at a loss to know just what steps to take in this 
report. We would, however, recommend that the whole matter rela- 
tive to North Carolina College be placed in the hands of a special 
committee, appointed by the President of Synod, to report tomorrow 
at nine o'clock a. m. 

Respectfully submitted, H. M. BROWN, 

H. A. TREXLER, 
M. G. M. FISHER. 

The report of the Committee on Vacancies, read by Rev. 
C. B. Miller, was received for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

Your Committee on Vacancies find that most of our vacant congre- 
gations have ' made or are now making arrangements for the service 
of pastors. We deem it necessary to notice only — 

i. That Faith and Immanuel have united to form a pastorate, and 
are taking steps to secure a pastor. We recommend these churches 
to the Executive Committee for whatever appropriation may be 
deemed necessary. Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, 
V. R. STICKLEY, 
JOHN A. RITCHIE. 

Item i, adopted. Report was adopted as a whole. 
The report of the Committee on Pastoral Districts, read by 
Rev. B. S. Brown, was received for consideration by item. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 
Your Committee on Pastoral Districts would recommend : 

1. That St. Mark's, China Grove, be a pastorate. 

2. That Lutheran Chapel and Centre Grove constitute a pastorate. 

3. That St. Andrew's and Mt. Hermon constitute a pastorate. 

4. That Holy Trinity, Cold Water, and Prosperity constitute a pas- 
torate. 

5. That Bethel, Richfield, and Luther's constitute a pastorate. 

6. That Faith and Immanuel constitute a pastorate. 

B. S. BROWN, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
E. E. WORKMAN, 
G. D. BERNHEIM, 

Committee. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, adopted. The report was adopted 
as a whole. 

The report of the Special Committee, appointed to bring 
in a program for the Centennial Celebration of Synod, as 
read by Rev. L,. E. Busby, was received and adopted. 

SPECIAL COMMITTEE'S REPORT ON CENTENNIAL 
CELEBRATION. 
We, your Committee to prepare a Program for the Celebration of 
the Centennial of our Synod, submit the following: 

Centennial Program. 
May 2, rgoj, 10 A. M. 

1. Processional Hymn. 

2. Processional March by Members of North Carolina Synod with 

visiting clerical brethren. 

3. Anthem. 

4. Morning Service, with Psalm 46, by President of Synod. 
5 Hymn No. 1, Book of Worship. 

6. Address— Centennial Greetings by Rev. C. B. King, Rev. Dr. H. 

N. Miller, Rev. Dr. J. C. Moser, Rev. J. A. Linn— with response 
by the President of Synod. 
(Addresses limited to 5 minutes each. ) 

7. Luther's Battle Hymn, No. 68, Book of Worship. 

8. Address — "Our Doctrinal Inheritance and our Responsibility" — 

Rev. Dr. A. G Voigt. 

9. Hymn No. 124, Book of Worship. 



50 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

10. Centennial Offerings. (Proceeds to be devoted to the founding of 

a home for aged and infirm ministers.) 
ii. Chant — Lord's Prayer. 
Recess. 

2 P. M. 

1. Voluntary by the Choir. 

2. Scripture Lesson — Rev. H. M. Brown. 

3. Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Past, Present, and Future 

Blessings, by Rev. V. R. Stickley.' 

4. Hymn No. 128, Book of Worship. 

5. Address — "The Voices of a Century" — Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland. 

6. Anthem by the Choir. 

7. Address — "Echoes from Pioneer Graves" — Rev. Dr. G. D. Bern- 

heim. 
S. Hymn No. 1S1, Book of Worship. 
9. Lord's Prayer. 

10. L. M. Doxology. 

11. Benediction. 
Social Hour. 

We would also recommend : 

1. That every clerical member be present, and that every congre- 
gation be represented. 

2. That formal invitation be extended by the officers of Synod to 
all former members of Synod, and to the members of the Tennessee 
Synod, South Carolina and Southwestern Virginia Synods, to partic- 
ipate in these exercises. 

3. That we have a sufficient number of programs printed. 

4. That each speaker be requested to have his address written, so 
that it can be published, and that a full report of the exercises be ap- 
pended to the printed Minutes of the year 1903. 

5. That the principal addresses be limited to 45 minutes each. 

6. That a suitable committee be appointed now to have charge of 
and attend to all necessary arrangements. 

Respectfully submitted, GEO. H. COX, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 
L. E. BUSBY. 

Committee, appointed by the President to nominate mem- 
bers on Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, con- 
sists of Revs. H. N. Miller, V. Y. Boozer, and M. G. M. 
Fisher. 

The resignation of Mr. J. D. Heilig as a member of the 
Board of Trustees was accepted. 



MINUTES L. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 5 1 

The Synod returned to the further consideration of the 
report of the Committee on the Report of the Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College. 

Sub item (a) of item 3, adopted. 

Sub item (b) of item 3, adopted. 

Item 4 adopted. The report of the committee was adopt- 
ed as a whole. 

The following were appointed as a committee to perfect 
the arrangements of the Centennial Program : Revs. B. S. 
Brown, V. Y.' Boozer, Prof. R. G. Kizer, Messrs. A. S. 
Heilig, A. W. Winecoff, J. D. Heilig and J. M. Peeler. 

The following paper, offered by Rev. B. S. Brown, was 
adopted : 

Resolved, That inasmuch as the Trustees of Lenoir College of 
Tennessee Synod, within the last two years, made certain overtures to 
our body looking to consolidation of our educational interests, and 
inasmuch as that overture has not been formally withdrawn, and in- 
asmuch as it is the cherished hope by all that our Lutheran interests 
may become more closely united ; a special committee be appointed 
by the president to confer with the brethren of Lenoir College and the 
Tennessee Synod ; and, if the guidance of God shall indicate steps to- 
ward a closer union of all our interests in this State, this committee 
do all they can consistently to forward this effort. 

The following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be not required to repay to the differ- 
ent funds, viz., Home Missions and Synodical Treasury, the amounts 
borrowed on last year for Beneficiary Education. 

The report of committee to nominate members to fill va- 
cancies on Board of Trustees of North Carolina College, is 
as follows : 

COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE MEMBERS OF BOARD OF 

TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 
Your committee respectfully submit the following : 

(1) The following for the term of three years : Revs. H. A. Trexler, 
Dr. Holland, W. A. Dutton, and Messrs. Jonas Cook, H. C. McAllister, 
and D. R. Hoover. 

(2) For two years to fill unexpired terms : Rev. W. H. Hiller, and 
Messrs. P. A. Sloop, W. H. Fisher, and M. B. Stickley. 



52 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

(3) For one year to fill unexpired terms: Rev. G. H. Cox, D. D., 
and S. H. Hearne. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. Y. BOOZER, 
H. N. MILLER, 
M. G. M. FISHER. 

COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE FINANCIAL CONDI- 
TION OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley, Mr. John A. Cline, Mr. C. G. Heilig. 

COMMITTEE TO CONFER WITH AUTHORITIES OF LENOIR 

COLLEGE AND MEMBERS OF TENNESSEE SYNOD 

ON CLOSER INTERESTS. 

Revs. B. S. Brown, L,. E. Busby, A. G. Voigt. 

On motion, the Treasurer was authorized to pay $5 to 
sexton of St. James church for his services during the ses- 
sions of Synod. 

Synod authorized the advertisement of the Theological 
Seminary, Mont Amoena Seminary, and Elizabeth College 
in the printed Minutes. 

On motion, the committee to change the date of the seal 
of Synod was continued. 

The Ministerium recommend the case of Mr. R. A. Good- 
man for beneficiary aid to the favorable consideration of 
Synod. 

It was moved that Mr. Goodman's application be favor- 
ably referred to the Executive Committee, with full power 
to act. 

It was moved that Rev. H. M. Brown be appointed to 
visit Spray, N. C, in the interests of the Lutheran church 
at that point. 

The Report of the Board of Church Extension was read 
by Rev. C. B. King. The report was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION- 
This department of the Synod's work, as may be seen by the Treas- 
urer's Report and vouchers, is on a secure business basis, and is doing 
an important work for our Home Missions and weak congregations. 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 

Your board has endeavored to administer its trust conscientiousl}- 
aud wisely. We have carefully considered every application made to 
us for a loan, according to the instructions given us by Synod. The 
Treasurer's report presents a full exhibit of the loans made, and shows, 
to some extent, the work actually accomplished by this fund. You 
will recall that this branch of our synodical work was started only a 
few years ago in St. Enoch's congregation, then under the pastorate 
of Rev. W. A. Lutz, by a thank offering of $75 on the occasion of their 
semi-centennial jubilee. The fund is now about $2,014.69. 

On account of his contemplated transfer from the North Carolina 
Synod, the president of the board, Rev. W. A. Lutz, will be necessi- 
tated to resign as a member of the board. 

The inauguration of this movement and its successful work has 
been due, in large measure, to the efforts and energy of Brother Lutz. 
He has faithfully served the Synod and the church in this office. It 
will be necessary for Synod to accept his resignation and elect his 
successor. 

We offer the following recommendations : 

1. That Synod accept the resignation of Rev. W. A. Lutz as a mem- 
ber of the Board of Church Extension ; and hereby records its sincere 
thanks to him for the faithful and efficient manner in which he has 
conducted the affairs of the Board of Church Extension since its or- 
ganization. 

2. That the Synod elect as his successor Rev. Robt. C. Holland, D. D. 

3. That Synod request the board to prepare some special literature 
suitable to our condition and needs on the subject of Church Exten- 
sion, for distribution among our pastors and laymen. 

4. That Synod observe the action of Synod adopted in 18S9, namely, 
that pastors be instructed to take up a collection for the Board of 
Church Extension on either Reformation Day or at Christmas. 

W. A. LUTZ, President, 
C. B. KING, Secretary, 
M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 
JONAS COOK. 
M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

IN ACCOUNT with 

Board of Church Extension. 
1901. Dr. 

May 2. To cash on hand as reported to Synod . . . $783 99 
July 18. To cash from Haven E. L. church on note . 12 00 
1902. 
Apr. 1. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treas , amt. reed. 

for Board of Church Extension 20 00 $815 99 



54 minutes e. l- synod of north carolina. 

1902. Cr. 

July 3. By loan to officersofHaven church, Salisburyfioo 00 

Balance on hand 715 99 $815 99 

1902. ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

May 2. Cash on hand $715 99 

Note of N. C. Synod (balance") due 1897 . . 217 73 
Note of N. C. Synod (balance) due 1897 . . 364 00 

Interest due on above notes 128 97 

* Note of Christ's church, Spencer 20000 

Note of Haven church, Salisbury 300 00 

Note of Haven church (balance), Salisbury . 88 00 

Total . . . $2014 69 

Respectfully submitted, M. L. STEVENS. 

It was decided that Synod adjourn finally tomorrow even- 
ing. 

Synod adjourned on Sunday evening, according to pre- 
scribed form, to meet in annual session in St. John's E. L. 
church, Salisbury, on Tuesday before the 1st Sunday in 
May, 1903. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



*This note in hands of President Board of Church Extension. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 55 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



May 3, 5 p. m., 1902. 
Ministerium was opened with prayer by Rev. -W. H. Hiller. 
Mr. R. A. Goodman appeared before the Ministerium for 
beneficiary aid. It was moved that Mr. Goodman's appli- 
cation be recommended to the favorable consideration of 
Synod. 

Ministerium adjourned with prayer by Rev. Prof. Cline. 

C. B. KING, Secretary. 



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60 MINUTES E. I*. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That this Synod recommends to the church councils 
the propriety of adopting the plan of collecting Pastor's Salary by 
assessment. 

Resolved, 2. That in accordance with the church discipline, chap- 
ter VI., section 3, the church councils be instructed to require every 
member of the church to contribute to the support of the Gospel, ex- 
cept such as in their judgment are too poor to do so. 

Resolved, 3. That no charge in connection with this Synod shall 
call a pastor until it has made a satisfactory settlement with the former 
pastor as to salary 

Resolved, 4. That when a retiring pastor shall notify the President 
of Synod that the charge which he is vacating has not made satisfac- 
tory settlement with him, the President shall at once notify said charge 
that they cannot call a pastor until they have complied with third 
resolution of Standing Resolutions, and that if the-retiring pastor fails 
to notify the President of the charge's indebtedness to him, he waives 
all protection under this resolution. 

Resolved, 5. That the courteous recognition of the presence of min- 
isters, not of the Lutheran church, be taken by recording their names 
in the Minutes as having been in attendance upon the sessions of this 
body. 

Resolved, 6. That we recommend a certificate be given in each case 
when a pastor administers the sacrament of baptism or the rite ot 
confirmation. 

Resolved, 7. That any young man receiving aid from this Synod 
shall execute a bond to the Treasurer to pay back in full to Synod, 
with interest, the amounts as severally received by him during the 
prosecution of his studies ; in the event he voluntarily abandons the 
active work of the ministry, is deposed or unites with another de- 
nomination, before the expiration of seven years' faithful service — 
such seven years' faithful service as a Lutheran minister to be consid- 
ered as a cancelling of his bonds. 

Resolved, 8. That as there is a lack of system in the reports, and 
that as no report whatever concerning the state or growth of piety in 
any of our institutions has been submitted to the committee, and as 
it is the duty of no one specially to do so, and as system in all things 
lightens the burden of work and economizes time, your committee 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 6 1 

would recommend that hereafter the following order should be ob- 
served in reporting: i. Attendance upon the various means of grace, 
such as public worship, the attention paid thereto, and observance of 
the Sacrament of Baptism and the Lord's Supper. 2. Giving the 
number in the increase of membership by confirmation, from other 
churches, and by restoration, as well as loss in membership, the con- 
dition of the Sunday-school and catechetical class. 3. The increase 
or decrease in financial contributions for benevolent objects and to 
church purposes. 4. Items of special signification or miscellaneous 
matter, as special services held, questions on church troubles, etc. 
5. Growth or decline of spiritual life and indications of piety. 6. That 
the President of each of our institutions be required to report to Synod 
on the religious condition of the students in our schools of learning. 

Resolved, 9. That the Recording Secretary be authorized to award 
the contract for printing the Minutes of each Synod before the assem- 
bling of Synod. 

Resolved, ro. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 11. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet - 
been effected. 

Resolved, 12. That applicants to the Executive Committee, or to 
the Ministerium of Synod, for aid in preparing for the ministry, in 
addition to requirements in by-laws 17 and 18 (see Constitution, p. 40) 
shall comply with the following : 

Each such applicant shall present in writing, signed by the last 
pastor and the officers of the church where he has held his member- 
ship, or has been a regular worshiper, the following : 

Testimonial — We, the pastor and officers of 

E. L. church, take pleasure in testifying that 

Mr has been for (length of time) a 

member (or regular attendant) of church, 

and that he has led a consistent Christian life ; and we are in our own 
minds satisfied that he is a truly pious and worthy Christian, and be- 
lieve that he is likely, by proper training, to become a useful minister 
of the Gospel. 

(Signed) Pastor and Officers of . . . E. L. Church. 

Resolved, 13. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the 
Lutheran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

Resolved, 14. That the President at the conclusion of each annual 
meeting of Synod appoint two brethren, one, the principal, the other, 
the alternate, to prepare and to preach the Ordination Sermon at the 
next convention. 



62 MINUTES E. h- SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

/Resolved, 15. That hereafter the pastors in reporting on State of 
the Church shall follow the prescribed order, and shall commit their 
report to writing, read same on the second day in open Synod, and 
hand the same to the Secretary; but that it be left optional with the 
lay-delegates to report verbally or in writing. 

Resolved, 16. That each congregation be required to report to Syn- 
od all communing members whose connection has not been dissolved 
by letter or excommunication. 

Resolved, 17. That the Lutheran name for our ministers is Pastor, 
and that we recommend that this word be used in public or private, 
when speaking to or about them. 

Resolved, 18. That Council is the Scriptural and Lutheran name 
for the board of officers of our various churches, and that such words 
as vestry, etc., are not Lutheran, and should not be used by our people. 

Resolved, 19. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 20. That Synod disapproves of church councils, congre- 
gations, or pastors giving invitations to any students to preach in our 
churches who have not had a theological training equivalent to one 
year in a Lutheran Theological Seminary; and we equally disapprove 
the compliance of any unqualified student with such invitations. 

Resolved, 21. That we approve the preaching of theological stu- ' 
dents of one year's standing, only when under the direction and ap- 
proval of their respective pastors or the President of Synod. 

Resolved, 22. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of 
Committee on President's Report, 1896.) 

Resolved, 23. That hereafter no moneys be appropriated for the 
assistance of any beneficiary unless he attend our Southern Theologi- 
cal Seminary for his theological course. 



In calling a pastor, notice the form printed for use as seen on fol- 
lowing page. 



PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned 
are authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the 
said pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the 

Evangelical Lutheran church of the Synod, 

elected you and doth through solemnly and in the fear 

of God call you to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach 
the Word of God, administer the Sacraments, attend to the cateehi- 
zation of the young, maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the 
other duties of the gospel ministry according to the Word of God and 
the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran church, your services 

to commence on or about i . . . 

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To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral of- 
fice . . . authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 
proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord; and to free you 
from worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well 
as to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial services 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, 

together with the free use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of. 1 . . 

• a (3) 
(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical 

Lutheran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning- the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2) — If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



IN/MINUTES 

OF THE 

OALLBID SESSION 

OF THE 

EVANG. LUTH. SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD, 

HEI.D IN 

St. IVIark's Church, China Grove, IM. C, 

BEGINNING TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 1902. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina as- 
sembled in called session in St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran 
church, China Grove, N. C, Rev. C. B. Miller, pastor, on 
Tuesday, n a. m., June 24, 1902. 

After the regular morning service and confession and ab- 
solution, the Lord's Supper was administered. 



FIRST SESSION. 



12 m., June 24.TH. 
Synod was formally opened by the President, Rev. R. C. 
Holland, D. D. The following ministers and lay-delegates 
were present : 



66 MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 



ROLL OF SYNOD. 
CLERICAL. 



Ministers. 

Rev. J. H. Fesperman . . 

" W. R. Ketchi'e .... 

" R. C. Holland, D. D. 

" Geo.H. Cox, D. D. . 

" B. S. Brown 

" L. E. Busby, D. D . . 

" J- Q- Wertz 

" H. A. Trexler .... 

" Chas. B. King .... 

" C. B. Miller 

" P.J. Wade 

" V. Y. Boozer . . . . . 

" E. W. Leslie 

" W. W. J. Ritchie. . . 

" J. P. Miller 

" W. H. Hiller .... 

" Edward Fulenwider 

" V. C. Ridenhour . . . 

" C.A. Philips 

" J. L. Morgan .... 



C. 



RDAINED. POSTOFFICE. 

865 Barium Springs, N. C. 

868 Kappa, N. C. 

869 Charlotte, N.C. 

872 Organ Church, N. C. 

878 Russell, N. C. 

87S Salisbury, N. C. 

881 China Grove, N. 

886 Manning, N. C. 

887 Charlotte, N. C. 

887 Concord, N. C. 

891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

894 Zeb, N. C. 

898 Craven, N. C. 

899 Burlington, N. C. 

889 Salisbury, N. C. 

— Concord, N. C. 

902 Concord, N. C. 

902 Troutman, N. C. 

9°2 

902 Salisbury, N. C. 



LAY. 
Delegates. Postoffice. 

L. W. S. Bost Organ Church, N 



Pastorates. 
f Organ. 
' \ Ebenezer. 
( Grace. 

Lipe, N. C J Lebanon. 

( Salem. 

J.L.Schullenberg China Grove, N. C j ^^^^ 

J. A. Thorn China Grove, N. C . . . St. Mark's (C. Grove). 

( St. Paul's (Rowan.) 

I Bethel (Rowan.) 

John A. Cline Concord, N. C St. James (Concord.) 

E. E. Workman Burlington, N. C { p e aC c e e donia - 



S. D. Patterson 



M- G.M.Fisher g^N^ 



John A. Ritchie Concord, N. C 



( St Andrew's. 
" ' " • I Mt. Hermon. 

D. T . Goodman Cleveland, N. C { j^^SS.' 

W. L. Kimball China Grove, N.C Centre Grove. 

C. T. Barnhardt Salisbury, N. C Salisbury. 



The President read the call for this convention , stating 
the subjects to be considered, as follows : The application 
of candidates for ordination ; the proposed amendments to 
the Constitution of Synod ; the report of the committee on 
North Carolina College and the interests of the Synod and 



MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 67 

the College therein involved ; application for beneficiary aid ; 
and the election of trustees of Mont Amoena Seminary. 

The first order of business taken up for consideration was 
the application of candidates for ordination to the Gospel 
ministry. The following candidates presented their names 
for ordination : Messrs. Edward Fulenwider, V. C. Riden- 
hour, Chas. A. Philips, and J. L. Morgan. The applicants 
were received by Synod, and referred to the Committee on 
Examination of Candidates. 

The time set for the ordination of candidates to the min- 
istry, pending the Examining Committee's report, is this 
evening in St. Mark's church at 7:45 o'clock. 

The hours 9 a. m. to 12 in., and 2:30 to 6:30 p. m., were 
fixed for the sessions of Synod. 

The following absent brethren were excused from attend- 
ance upon the sessions of Synod, namely: Revs. G. D. 
Bernheim, V. R. Stickley, C. A. Brown, A. G. Voigt. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. A. Fesperman 
to meet in afternoon session. 



SECOND SESSION. 



2:30 P. M. 

Synod was called to order and opened with prayer by 
Rev. E. W. Leslie. 

The Examining Committee not being ready to report, the 
next order of business was taken up, namely, "the proposed 
revision of Synod's Constitution." 

The proposed amendments, as printed in the Minutes of 
1899, were taken up in order, as follows : 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION, AS REVISED BY 
CALLED SESSION OF SYNOD, JUNE 24, 1902. 

Chapter 2, Section 1, Item 3, Page 5. — Change "lay delegates of the 
Synod" to lay delegates present. 

Chapter 2, Section 3, Item 1, Page 6.— Change "delegate from each 
pastorate" to delegate from each congregation. 

Chapter 2, Section 3, Item 6, Page 7. — Change "at its first regular 



68 MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

meeting after the annual convention of Synod" to at its last regular 
meeting before the annual meeting, &c. , and that their term of 
office begin with the synodical year. 

Chapter 3, Item 1, Page 8. — Insert Statistical Secretary between 
Secretary and Treasurer. Change "only delegates" to only ministers. 

Make the following Section 4, of Chapter 3, Page 11, and number 
the next accordingly. 

IV. Of the Statistical Secretary. — The Statistical Secretary shall be 
charged with the keeping of all statistical reports of Synod. During 
the annual convention of Synod, at as early an hour as possible, he 
shall have placed in his hands all statistical reports, examine and 
correct the same if necessary, and present an aggregate report of the 
same, which report, when adopted by Synod, shall be printed in the 
Minutes. 

Chapter 4, Item 1, Page 12. — Strike out as amended May 5, 1891, 
all after "decided by Synod." 

Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 1, Page 13. — Amend so as to read "there 
shall be an Executive Committee of the Synod, consisting of the offi- 
cers of Synod and the Presidents of the Conferences, and one addi- 
tional layman." 

Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 2, Page 13. — Change "three members 
shall constitute a quorum" to four members shall, &c. Add: The 
President of Synod shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Executive 
Committee. 

Chapter 5, Section 2, Item 3, Page 15. — Strike out all after "also to 
confer with" and insert "and examine credentials and qualifications 
of all ministers whose application for admission into this Body may 
be referred to it (as per Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 7,) and report the 
result to the Ministerium during the annual convention of Synod." 

Chapter 6, Item 2, Page 15. — Change as amended May 5, 1891 : 
"And six may be from other denominations." 

Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 7, Page 17. — Between "furnish" and 
"satisfactory evidence" insert "the President with." And after "un- 
blemished Christian character," add his letter of honorable dismis- 
sion from the synod to which he last belonged shall be accepted as 
such evidence ; and if entirely satisfactory to the President, he shall 
receive such minister as a member of Synod and cause his name to 
be enrolled, after having examined and subscribed to the Constitution. 
But if not entirely satisfactory, or if there are any doubts in the Pres- 
ident's mind as to either orthodoxy, regularity, character, &c, &c, 
then the President shall place the letter into the hands of the Exam- 
ining Committee to be acted upon as provided for in Chapter 5, Sec- 
tion 2, Items 3 and 4, Page 15. 



MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 69 

Chapter 7, Section 1, Item 8, Page 17. — Superfluous, covered by 
Item 1 of this chapter. Strike out and number others accordingly. 

Chapter 7, Section 2, Item r, Page 18. — "May become" instead of 
many become. 

Chapter 8, Item 7, Page 20. — Strike out all after "Regularly re- 
ceived into Synod." 

Chapter 10, Section 3, Item 4, Page 25. — "Only after Conference 
has been unable," instead of "able." 

Chapter 10, Section 3, Item 8, Page 26. — Strike out paragraph be- 
ginning with "if accusation," etc. Order of procedure already ar- 
ranged. 

Chapter 11, Item 12, Page 29. — Strike out Committee No. 7. See 
action of Synod, Minutes 1890, Page 45. 

Chapter 11, Item 17, Page 29. — And handing Parochial Reports to 
the Statistical Secretary. 

No. 17 — Stricken out. 

Chapter 11, Item 27, Page 30. — Revised to read: Completion of 
Executive Committee. See Chapter 5, Section 1, Item 1, Page 13. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 16, Page 40. — Add : But no beneficiary shall receive aid before 

he is prepared to enter the Junior year in college. And no aid shall 

be given any beneficiary unless he take his theological course at our 

Southern Seminary. (See Standing Resolution No. 23, Minutes 1898.) 

Standing Resolutions, Minutes of 1898. — 

Make No. 12 By-Law 21. 

" 20 " 22. 

21 " 23. 

" 3 and 4 " 24. 

Add No. 15 to " 7. 

Standing Resolutions in Constitution. — Strike out 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 
8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 17. 

For Standing Resolutions. — Let the following remain in force: In 
Constitution, Nos. 10, 11, 12, 14. In Minutes 1898, Nos. 19, 22. 

These should be printed in the annual Minutes, but not with the 
Constitution. Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 

C. B. KING, 

L. E. BUSBY, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 

M. G. G. SCHERER. 

Adopted as amended, and referred to the next annual 
meeting of Synod for ratification. 



70 MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Synod adjourned, pending the amendments of the Consti- 
tution, to hold a meeting of the Ministerium. 

Synod reassembled. Report of the Ministerium. The 
Secretary of the Ministerium made the following report : 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

We, your Examining Committee, respectfully report that we have 
examined Messrs. V. C. Ridenhour, Edward Fulenwider, J. L. Mor- 
gan and C. A. Philips, and they each having stood a satisfactory ex- 
amination ; we, therefore, recommend them to this Ministerium as 
suitable subjects for ordination. GEO. H. COX, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, 
Committee. 

The Report of the Examining Committee was adopted, 
and the hour of 7:45 this evening announced as the time for 
the ordination to take place, and that Rev. George H. Cox 
would preach the ordination sermon. 

The Ministerium further reported that Mr. J. M. Tise, 
theological student one year at the Lutheran Theological 
Seminary at Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, had appeared before 
the Ministerium, asking for beneficiary aid to enter the 
Southern Theological Seminary. The Ministerium passed 
the following action : 

Resolved, That we recommend Mr. J. M. Tise to the favorable con- 
sideration of Synod as a beneficiary of the same, and that one hun- 
dred dollars be appropriated from the funds of Synod for bis theolog- 
ical education at the Southern Theological Seminary at Mt. Pleasant, 
S. C. — session 1902-1903. 

Synod adopted the recommendation of the Ministerium in 
regard to Mr. J. M. Tise. 

Synod suspended the regular order of business in order to 
hear the report of the special committee on the financial 
condition of North Carolina College. 

Prof G. F. McAllister and Mr. W. H. Fisher were re- 
ceived as advisory members of Synod. 

The report of the committee on the financial condition of 
North Carolina College, as read by Mr. John A. Cline, was 
received for information. 



MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 71 

Synod adjourned, pending the consideration of commit- 
tee's report on the financial condition of North Carolina 
College, with prayer by Rev. C. B. Miller. 

According to appointment, Rev. Geo. H. Cox preached 
the ordination sermon at 7:45 p. m from text, 1 Tim. 4, 16, 
and afterwards Messrs. Edward Fulenwider, V. C. Riden- 
hour, J. L,. Morgan and C. A. Philips were duly and for- 
mally ordained to the holy office of the Gospel Ministry by 
the clerical officers of Synod and the Examining Committee. 



THIRD SESSION. 



9 A. M., June 25, 1902. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by the President. 
Synod called to order. Minutes of the previous sessions 
were read and adopted. 

The further consideration of the report of the committee 
on the financial condition of North Carolina College was 
resumed. After some consideration on the report, the Synod 
adopted the following resolutions : 

Resolved, 1. That Synod reaffirm its position in regard to the moral 
obligation of the endowment subscriptions, as adopted by Synod in 
1898 ; namely, "that Synod indorse the plan adopted by the Board of 
Trustees and earnestly advise that those who have given bonds to the 
endowment of the college, promptly pay the same when called upon 
to do so by the board." 

Resolved, 2. That the Synod considers the notes given by the stu- 
dents to the treasurer of the college as binding, except in those cases 
coming under and conditioned by the following clause in the Consti- 
tution of Synod ; namely, "That any young man receiving aid from 
this Synod, shall execute a bond to the treasurer to pay back in full 
to Synod, with interest, the amounts as severally received by him 
during the prosecution of his studies in the event he voluntarily 
abandons the active work of the ministry, is deposed, or unites with 
another denomination before the expiration of seven years faithful 
service— such seven years faithful service as a Lutheran minister to 
be considered a cancelling of his bond." 

Resolved, 3. That a committee of three, composed of two ministers 



72 MINUTES OF THE CALLED SESSION OF NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 

and one layman, be appointed in connection with a committee from 
the Board of Trustees of the College, to determine and decide the 
status of all obligations in connection with notes given by students, 
according to the resolution as above quoted from the Constitution. 

Resolved, 4. That the Committee, as above appointed, in connection 
with the Committee from the Board of Trustees, appoint a collector 
to collect such obligations as the joint committee direct, and that this 
joint committee determine the manner of collecting and the remuner- 
ation to be paid the collector. 

The committee, appointed by Synod under the provision 
of the third resolution, consists of Revs. Geo. H. Cox, B. 
S. Brown, and Mr. Jno. A. Cline. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



2 o'clock P. M. 

Synod was called to order, and resumed the consideration 
of the amendments to the Constitution. 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox was excused from further attendance. 

The report of the Committee on the Revision of the Con- 
stitution was adopted, as amended, as a whole, subject to 
the ratification of Synod at its next annual session. 

The Secretary was authorized to have the Minutes of the 
called session printed with the Minutes of the last annual 
convention. 

On motion, Hon. H. C. McAllister, president of the Board 
of Trustees of North Carolina College, was requested to call 
a meeting of the Board for the purpose of transacting such 
business as may come within the province of the Board. 

VOTE OF THANKS. 
Resolved, That the cordial thanks of Synod be returned to St. 
Mark's congregation and pastor for their hospitable entertainment of 
Synod, and that this resolution be read by the pastor to the congre- 
gation at their next regular Lord's Day service. 

After the reading and approval of the Minutes, the Synod 
adjourned according to the usual form. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 



MINUTES OE THE CAEIvED SESSION OE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD. 73 



MINUTES OF THE MINISTERIUM. 



St. Mark's Church, China Grove, N. C, 

June 24, 4 p. m. 
Ministerium was called to order by the President of Synod. 
Prayer by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 

The Examining Committee of Candidates to the Ministry 
made the following report which was received and adopted. 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 
We, your Examining Committee, respectfully report that we have 
examined Messrs. V. C. Ridenhour, Edward Fulenwider, J. L. Mor- 
gan and C. A. Philips, and they each having stood a satisfactory ex- 
amination ; we, therefore, recommend them to this Ministerium as 
suitable subjects for ordination. GEO. H. COX, 

CHAS. B. MILLER, 
Committee. 
Mr. J. M. Tise, theological student one year at the Lu- 
theran Theological Seminary at Mt. Airy, Philadelphia, ap- 
peared before the Ministerium for financial aid. The follow- 
ing action was taken : 

Resolved, That we recommend Mr. J. M. Tise to the favorable con- 
sideration of Synod as a beneficiary of same, and that one hundred 
($100) dollars be appropriated from the funds of Synod for his theo- 
logical education at the Southern Theological Seminary at Mt. Pleas- 
ant, S. C, session 1902-1903. 

CHAS. B. KING, Secretary. 







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Appropriations, Report of Committee . 
■ Advertisements, Authorized ...... 

Beneficiary Education , Address-.- . 
Bernheim, Gift of Dr. G. D. and wife 

Church Extension, Board of 

Church Extension, Report of Board <T^-. >£, 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee 
(Colored) Lutheran Church at Charlotte . 
Centennial Celebration, Program, &c 

Credentials, Committee 

■Called Session 

Church, Report on State . . .' 

Delegates to United Synod„. Rti^f^.^1 
Delegates to Tennessee Synod .. . 
Delegates to South Carolina Synod . 



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Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions 

Ministerium, Minutes of 

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North Carolina College, Report/Special Committee 

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SYNODICAL CALENDAR, J903-J904. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 
President— Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Charlotte, N. C. 
Vice-President— Rev. GEO. H. COX, D. D., Salisbury, N. C. 
Secretary— Rev. V. Y. BOOZER, Salisbury, N. C. , 
Treasurer— Mr. JAMES D. HEILIG, Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD, PRESIDENTS OF THE CONFERENCES, 

and Mr. C. M. THOMPSON. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 
Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., President. 
Rev. CHARLES B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Eso. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 
Rev. CHARLES B. KING, Charlotte. N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 

FIFTY-FOUR YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 
Rev, G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON CREDENTIALS. 

REV. C. B. MILLER and Rev. W. H. HILLER. 



COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES. 
Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., Rev. GEO. H. COX, D. D. 

REV. B. S. BROWN, Rev. C. B. MILLER. 



SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 
REV. B. S. BROWN, PriN. Rev. EDWARD FULENWIDER, Al/T. 



ADDRESS ON MISSIONS. 
Rev. W. H. HILLER, Prin. Rev. J. L. MORGAN, Avr. 



ADDRESS ON BENEFICENCE OR DIVINE STEWARDSHIP. 
Rev. H. M. BROWN, Prin. Rev. J. H. WILSON, Ai/f. 



ORDINATION SERMON. 
Rev. J. H. WILSON, Prin. Rev. B. S. BROWN, Alt. 



SPECIAL CALENDAR. 



U SUNDAY-SCHOOL MISSIONARY OFFERING, 

One Sunday in each quarter. 

2. CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY OFFERING. 

Two Sundays in each year, to-wit : Whitsunday and Second Sunday 
of November, or some other suitable days. 

3. CHURCH EXTENSION OFFERING. 

Reformation or Christmas. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT ANNUAL MEETING, 



The One Hundred and First Annual Convention of the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina will be held in 
Pilgrim church, Davidson county, N. C, beginning on Wednesday 
before the first Sunday in May, 1904, at 11 a. m. 



iviiinu" 

OF THE 

ONE HUNDREDTH ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE 

Evang. Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA, 

HELD IN 

ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, SALISBURY, N. C, 
Beginning Tuesday, April 28, 1903. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in St. John's Evangelical 
Lutheran church, Salisbury, N. C, Rev. J. H. Wilson, 
pastor, on Tuesday, 11 a. m., April 28, 1903. The Presi- 
dent of Synod, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., preached the 
synodical sermon, after which the holy communion was ad- 
ministered. 

Synod was opened according to the usual form. 

Synod adjourned with benediction to meet at 2:30 p. m. 



FIRST SESSION. 



April 28, 2:30 o'clock p. m. 
Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. George H. Cox. 
The roll of ministers was called, and the list of lay-delegates- 
elect made upon presentation of their credentials to the 
committee, making the complete Synodical Roll as follows : 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ROLL OF SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 

Ministers. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

/-"Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D 1849 Wilmington, N. C. 

■" Geo. F. Schaeffer 1861 Monroe, Ga. 

¥*' J. H. Fesperman (a. e.) 1S65 Barium Springs, N. C. 

I/" W. R. Ketchie 1868 Kappa, N. C. 

**""* R. L. Brown '. . . . 1S68 Granite Quanry,^ C. 

fyr R. C. Holland, D. D . 1S69 Charlotte, N. C. 

L***' E. P. Parker . . „ 1871 Gibsonville, N. C. • 

\S* Geo. H. Cox, D. -D 1872 Salisbury, N. C. 

^^ H. M. Brown* . 1S73 Efird's Mills, N. C. 

. . Waynesboro, Va. f 
. . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
. . China Grove, N. C. 
. . Davidson College, N. C. 
. . Salisbury, N. C. 
. . China Grove, N. C. 
. . Wilmington, N. C. 
. . . Charlotte, N. C. 
. . Manning, N. C. 
. . Charlotte, N. C. 
, . . China Grove, N. C. 
. . Gibsonville, N. C. 



* ' 



y V. R. Stickily 1875 . 

iS J. A. Linn 1877 

Lf' B. S. Brown 1S78 . 

If* T. H. Strohecker (a) 18S0 . 

1/* J. H. Wilson 1880 . 

l/* J- Q- Wertz 1881 , 

^ A. G. Voigt, D. D 1883 . 

l^» C. L. T. Fisher 1SS4 

l/» H. A. Trexler 1886 . 

V Chas. B. King 1S87 . 

I? C. B. Miller 1887 , 

y C.A.Brown . . .1889. 

P**^J. H. C. Fisher 






1890 Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

P. J. Wade 1891 Tyro Shops, N. C. 

V. Y. Boozer 1894 Salisbury, N. C. 

R. A. Helms (a. e.) 1896 Middlebrook, Va. 

W. W. J. Ritchie 1S99 Middlebrook, Va. 

W. A. Dutton 1S97 Gold Hill, N. C. 

W.H. Hiller 1898 Concord, N. C. 

C. W. Kegley 1901 Wilmington, N. C. 

R. R. Sowers 1901 Brick Church, N. C. 



Edward Fulenwider 
V. C. Ridenhour . . . 
C. A. Phillipps . . . 
J. L. Morgan .... 
„C. P. Fisher . 



»• " C. P. Fisher ... ./« . . 
* *S e.j Absent and excused 



1902 Concord, N. C. 

1902 Troutman, N. C. 

1902 Rural Hall, N. C. 

1902 Enochville, N. C. 

1903 Faith, N. C. 



aV Absent and not excused. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



LAY. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

C.T.Bernhardt Salisbury, N. C St. John's (Sal.) 

C. D. Barringer Mt. Pleasant, N. C St. John's (Cab.) 

*>• A - S1 °°P Yost ' N - C { Eblnezer. 



Prof. F. B. Brown Enochville, N. C 



f St. Enoch. 
' • * \ Trinity. 

F. A. Bissinger Wilmington, N. C St. Paul's (Wil.) 

J. L. Schulenberger China Grove, N. C \ ~^ eTa -~ cha P el 

J ° ( Center Grove. 

M.A.Goodman China Grove, N. C St. Mark's (C. Grove.) 

H. C. McAllister Mt. Pleasant, N. C Holy Trinity. 

W. B. J. Bost Rimer, N. C Prosperity. 

J- C Miller South River, N. C { g^J£owj» .) 

I Salem. 

J. T. Carson Salisbury, N. C -< Grace. 

(Lebanon. 

No delegate Cold Water. 

John A. Cline Concord, N. C St. James. 

E. H. Ockert Charlotte, N. C St. Mark's (Char.) 

J.A.Davidson Gibsonville, N. C {sharon"' 8 ' 

*<■ R - Single Rockwell, N. C | ^Stiana. 

H. M. Fowler Burlington, N. C { p^^ 0111 *- 

D. A. Swiuk Winston, N. C Augsburg. 

G. W. Isenhour Spencer, N. C. j chrism's 

A. L- Patterson Albemarle, N. C. Albemarle. 

i Bethany. 

C. R. Meadows Pink, N. C < Nazareth. 

( Shiloh. 

• ( Bethel (Stanly.) 

Cicero Ritchie Salisbury, N. C I Luther's. 

( Mt. Ziou. 

D. A. Wiley Salisbury, N. C. . . . I Faith. 

[R. F. D. No. 3] \ Emmanuel. 

R. B. Peeler Granite Quarry, N. C. . . . Wittenberg. 

I Low's. 

M.A.Kenny Burlington. N. C ^ Rich /and 

[R. F. D. No. l] ! £ £ i> 

L J { St. Paul's. 

Dr. C. M. Poole Salisbury, N. C (St. Matthew's. 

[R. F. D. No. 4.] ( St. Peter's. 

Dr. r! A. Shimpoch Gold Hill, N. C j ^j. S ^ en ' S ' 

( St. Michael's. 

Luther Hoffner Amity, N. C -j Amity. 

(.St. Paul's. 

M - C - Walter Co » cord ' N - C | Mt. Harmon.' 

Robert M. Ritchie Saw, N. C { ConcS. 

No delegate St. Matthew's (Wil.) 



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LAY — Con tin iced. 

Delegates. Postoffice. Pastorates. 

( St. Luke's (Dav.) 

E. S. Shoaf Tyro Shops, N. C J Pilgrim. 

( Reformation. 

JW Felker Kappa, N. C {JfcJSSS?'^ 

No delegate St. Paul's (Asheville.) 

No delegate Hopewell. 

No delegate St. Martin's. 

The President read his annual report, which was received 
and held for reference to proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Brethren : — Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father 
and Christ Jesus our Lord : 

Our synodical year just closing brings to a consummation a hun- 
dred years of the life and work of this venerable ecclesiastical body, 
and we are privileged to come together in centennial convention and 
to participate in a formal celebration of the historic event. 

On the eve of such celebration we cannot but recognize a sacred 
call upon us to address ourselves with dignified earnestness and con- 
scientious devotion to the trusts devolved upon us now in convention 
assembled. It becomes us, honored survivors in the ecclesiastical 
association, to acquit ourselves like men. We cannot avoid the claims 
and responsibilities of the hour. We meet today confronted by issues 
both grave and difficult. May the Great Head of the church who re- 
veals himself in the midst of the seven candlesticks, holding in his 
right hand the seven stars (Rev. i, 20), lay his hand on each one of 
us, as upon John on Patmos, and open our ears to heavenly voices ! 

I beg to submit a report of official acts performed during the year, 
and present for record in the Minutes of Synod certain matters of suf- 
ficient historic importance to claim specific mention, and furthermore 
respectfully to offer a few suggestions or recommendations. 

OUR BRETHREN DECEASED. 

On the 15th day of March, 1903, Rev. Levi E. Busby, D. D., after a 
brief illness, fell on sleep at his home in Mt. Pleasant, N. C, in the 
midst of vigorous manhood as well as in the midst of abundant labors. 
Our Synod has sustained, in his death, the loss of a strong man, and 
an influential factor in our synodical work ; and Holy Trinity church 
has lost an able and beloved pastor, and shepherdless now mourns in 
sore bereavement. 

On the 23d day of December, 1902, at his home near New Market, 



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Va., our brother, Rev. Wm. H. Cone, entered into rest. Although 
retired from the active work of the ministry, by reason of bodily in- 
firmity, and the claims of advancing years, he preserved a lively in- 
terest in the work of our Synod and signalized the same by an annual 
token of recognition of his membership in this body, in which he 
served so acceptably in former years. By those to whom he once 
ministered in the gospel he will be remembered with kindly regard 
and affection. 

Your esteem for these dear brethren, whose names have dropped 
from our roll, will prompt you to frame a suitable testimonial of your 
fraternal regard and affectionate remembrance. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

May 1, 1902, Rev. L. E. Busby, D. D., by previous resignation, 
withdrew from pastoral relation with St. John's church, Salisbtiry, 
N. C. 

Rev. E. W. Leslie has resigned St. Matthew's and St. Peter's, said 
resignation taking effect September 8, 1902. 

Rev. V. R. Stickley, on account of the need of temporary respite 
from pastoral care, resigned from St. Enoch's and Trinity, his work 
there ceasing February 1, 1903. 

Rev. H. M. Brown's resignation of the Guilford pastorate took effect 
October 26, 1902. 

Rev. J. L. Morgan has filed notice that he has resigned New Haven 
and Christ churches, Salisbury, the same to take effect April 30, 1903. 

Rev. J. P. Miller filed notice of his resignation of Union and Chris- 
tiana churches, the same taking effect February 15, 1903. 

Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie informed me, April 20, 1903, that he had re- 
signed Burlington mission, to take effect May 1, 1903, and that he 
takes up work at Middlebrook, Va. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

On August 1, 1902, Dr. L,. E. Busby entered upon duty as pastor 
elect of Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, and served till the date of his 
death March 15, 1903. 

Rev. A. R. Beck was called by the Albemarle church and began 
work there January 1, 1903. By the concurrence of the congregation 
and the president of Synod, he retains his connection with the Ten- 
nessee Synod (of which he is president) until the next convention of 
that body in October of this year. 

Rev. F. B. Cunz (of Norwich, Conn.,) notified me March 30, 1903, 
that he had accepted a call to the Bethel pastorate, and that he was 
on the ground to begin pastoral work April 1, 1903. 



10 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Mr. Clifford P. Fisher, who is an applicant for ordination at this 
convention of our Synod, has been called as pastor of Faith and Im- 
manuel churches, and has accepted the same, subject to action of 
Synod as to his ordination, and purposes to enter upon duty imme- 
diately. 

Rev. R. R. Sowers has taken charge of the Guilford pastorate, be- 
ginning his pastoral relation April i, 1903. 

I am in receipt of notice from Rev. N. D. Bodie, of Ebenezer, Ga., 
that he has accepted a call to the Union pastorate, and that he will 
take charge July 1st. 

SUPPLIES. 

Mr. C. A. Ritchie, theological student of the Seminary of the United 
Synod, has been serving the Augsburg church, Winston, N. C, for 
the past year, with the concurrence of the President of Synod, and in 
obedience to the urgent call of the congregation, and has done valu- 
able service. This is no longer a mission of the United Synod, and is 
now, by a happy adjustment with the Board of Missions, self-support- 
ing. The work of Mr. Ritchie and the zeal displayed by the congre- 
gation are worthy of your commendation. 

St. John's church, Cabarrus county, was served part of the year by 
Rev. J. A. Linn as temporary supply. 

I have incidentally learned that St. Peter's church (of the St. Mat- 
thew's and St. Peter's pastorate) has engaged Rev. R. L. Brown as 
temporary supply, pending negotiations for a regular pastor of the 
charge. 

Mr. G. H. L. Tingle, theological student at our Seminary, rendered 
good service in the Davie mission pastorate from May to October, 
1902. It is a matter of regret that his faithful services were so poorly 
rewarded. It was with him almost entirely a labor of love. 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer has been supplying Faith during its temporary 
vacancy. The conferences have taken some measures to supply other 
vacancies, but with what measure of success I am not officially in- 
formed. 

DISMISSIONS. 

June 7, 1902, Rev. W. A. Lutz was granted an honorable dismission 
to the South Carolina Synod to take charge of work in that Synod. 

September 24, 1902, Rev. E. W. Leslie was granted letter of transfer 
to the Southwestern Virginia Synod, within whose bounds he has 
taken up pastoral work. 

March 9, 1903, Rev. H. N. Miller, Ph. D., was transferred to the 
Evangelical Lutheran District Synod of Ohio, within whose bounds 
he had accepted pastoral work. 



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April 18, 1903, Rev. J. P. Miller was transferred to the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of South Carolina on whose territory he is engaged 
in pastoral work. 

DEDICATION. 

A new and beautiful church building, named "Faith Evangelical 
Lutheran church," was formally dedicated to the worship of the Tri- 
une God, October 5, 1902, by the President of Synod, assisted by Rev. 
V. Y. Boozer and the pastor-elect Mr. Clifford P. Fisher. It is located 
in the village of Faith, and is a credit to the devoted band of Luther- 
ans who worship at its altar. 

INSTALLATION. 

Notwithstanding there have been eight new pastoral relations formed 
during the synodical year, I have been called upon to arrange for only 
one installation, that of Rev. J. H. Wilson, pastor of St. John's church, 
Salisbury. This took place January 18, 1903, being performed by the 
President of Synod, assisted by Rev. J. Q. Wertz, under the authority 
granted in Chap. VIII., Sec. 7, of the Constitution of Synod. 

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION. 

There are three applicants for admission into our Synod and Minis- 
terium by brethren who have accepted work within its bounds; namely, 
Rev. J. H. Wilson, Rev. R. R. Sowers, and Rev. F. B. Cunz. Their 
credentials have been filed, and are held for reference to the Exam- 
ining Committee of the Ministerium, in accordance with the provis- 
ions of Chapter Fifth, Sec. II., and Chapter Seventh of the Constitu- 
tion of the Synod. It is important that this committee meet at an 
early hour to consider these applications, that the least possible delay 
may attend their formal enrollment as members of the Ministerium. 

BENEFICIARIES. 

Two of these young men have been at our Theological Seminary 
during the year, and are just completing their junior year. The other 
one is at Roanoke College, and is making high grades in all his stud- 
ies. All three are highly commended as worthy young men, and 
faithful and successful students. 

CALLED CONVENTION AND ORDINATION. 

In pursuance of resolution at our last annual convention, a call was 
issued for a special convention to be held in St. Mark's, China Grove, 
June 24, 1902, at which, upon the recommendation of the Examining 
Committee, four young men were solemnly set apart for the holy min- 
istry by ordination ; namely, Edward Fulenwider, V. C. Ridenhour, 
C. A. Phillips, and J. L- Morgan, all graduates of the class of 1902 of 



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our United Synod Seminary. They entered immediately upon pas- 
toral work in our Synod, having already been called, as appears from 
the report of President Miller at last annual convention of Synod. 

The record of this called convention appears in connection with the 
minutes of the annual convention of 1902. 

OUR VACANT CHURCHES. 

St. John's (Cabarrus) is still without a pastor. This continued va- 
cancy is somewhat exceptional in the history of this venerable church. 

Holy Trinity is now numbered among our vacancies. 

St. Matthew's and St. Peter's are still without a shepherd. 

Union and Christiana also are without a pastor, though soon to have 
a pastor. 

The Davie Mission ! Brethren, what shall be done for these neglect- 
ed churches? 

Haven and Christ churches, Salisbury, may possibly be without a 
pastor after May 1st. 

Your President has not been without a feeling of responsibility in 
regard to the condition of our vacant churches. A sad spectacle has 
been presented to our notice during the past synodical year — congre- 
gations suffering, the whole Synod crippled in its work, ordinances of 
the church neglected, children unbaptized and unconfirmed, the sheep 
wandering hither and thither for want of a shepherd ; and no adequate 
remedy provided to alleviate the condition of things. Did Jeremiah 
have us on his vision when he exclaimed, "Is there no balm in Gilead ; 
is there no physician there ? Why then is not the health of the daugh- 
ter of my people recovered? Oh, that my head were waters and mine 
eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain 
of the daughter of my people !" Brethren, I would lay upon your 
heart the crying need of some provision against the disastrous re- 
sults of our ineffectual administration in regard to our shepherdless 
churches. 

On the eve of this convention I am informed that the Burlington 
mission will be vacant May 1, 1903, by the retirement of the present 
pastor. 

THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. 

In obedience to the action of our last convention, arrangements 
have been progressing for a suitable celebration of the Synod's centen- 
nial in connection with this its one hundredth convention, and Sat- 
urday, May 2, will be devoted exclusively to such celebration, and 
programs of the exercises for that day have been provided according 
to the form adopted by you, except with some slight modifications, 



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which were made necessary and proper by conditions subsequently 
arising. 

Official invitation has been extended to the members of the Tennes- 
see, South Carolina, and the Southwestern Virginia Synods to join us 
in this celebration, and I am glad to announce that these three synods 
will be represented on this occasion by their respective presidents. 

Official invitation has been sent out also to the presidents of all the 
other synods connected with the United Synod. I have also as your 
President forwarded invitations to the presidents of our two senior 
synods, namely, the Ministerium of Pennsylvania and the New York 
Ministerium, and also the presidents of several other synods with 
whom official correspondence became necessary. The presidents of 
our colleges and Theological Seminar}' have also received official in- 
vitation, and also all the former members of our ministerium who 
abide with us in the church militant. 

It is a pleasure to note that some of these brethren purpose being 
with us during this convention. 

CERTAIN ITEMS HISTORICAL. 

1. On the 15th day of August, 1902, St. Andrew's church, Concord, 
was completely demolished by a storm. Undismayed by this great 
and sudden calamity the congregation not only resolved to build 
again, but has already laid the foundation, and is pushing the new 
church rapidly toward completion. 

2. Within the bounds of our Synod, and in the Macedonia church 
at Burlington, through the solicitation of Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie, Rev. 
H. E. Jacobs, D. D., LL. D., delivered a series of lectures upon the 
fundamental doctrines of our holy religion. To the congregation in 
Burlington and to all who were privileged to hear these lectures the 
occasion will be ever memorable. The idea was a happy one, and if 
carried out annually, and projected in the more central points in our 
Synod, would be of inestimable benefit to our church. The thanks of 
this Synod are due Dr. Jacobs for the valuable service he rendered to 
our mission in Burlington. 

3. St. Martin's congregation has been formally transferred by the 
Tennessee Synod to the Synod of North Carolina, and nothing now 
remains to perfect its connection with this body. The formal declara- 
tion conforming its doctrinal basis to that of this Synod has been duly 
filed, and St. Martin's is now a member of the North Carolina Synod. 
We extend a most cordial welcome to the congregation of St. Martin's. 

4. The Woman's Missionary Society of our Synod, composed of 
thirty auxiliary societies, has been a most efficient aid to the Synod 
in developing a missionary spirit among our people and in the raising 



14 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

of funds for the cause of missions and especially in helping toward 
meeting our apportionments in behalf of United Synod Missions. The 
last convention of this society at Winston was characterized by a 
wholesome enthusiasm, and in recognition of the approaching centen- 
nial of our Synod, resolved to make a faithful effort to raise the sum 
of $1,500 during the current year, and furthermore instructed its 
president to present to this Synod, upon the occasion of its centennial 
celebration, the society's congratulations and Christian greetings. 
This society appropriated last year $750 to the missions of United 
Synod, and $400 to mission points within the bounds of the North 
Carolina Synod. We may well be proud of the noble work of the 
Woman's Missionary Society of the North Carolina Synod. 

THE PEERY FUREOUGH FUND. 
In response to call from Board of Missions of the United Synod, an 
appeal was issued to the churches of our Synod to raise its quota of 
the amount necessary to bring Dr. Peery and his family home on fur- 
lough after a continued service in Japan of more than seven years. 
The churches responded beautifully, the returns aggregating $147.65, 
in addition to the $50 voted by the Woman's Missionary Society. I 
shall present an itemized statement, and suggest that the same be 
printed in our Minutes. 

THE DAVIDSON PASTORATE. 

This pastorate is now self-supporting, and declined to ask the Synod 
for any appropriation during the past year. 

This pastorate has had some instructive experience in connection 
with joint ownership with the German Reformed of the Bethany and 
Pilgrim churches, with the result of a division of the property in each 
case, and ecclesiastical separation. The Bethany case was amicably 
and equitably adjusted. The Pilgrim church was put up for sale, and 
was bought by the German Reformed. The North Carolina and Ten- 
nessee Synod Lutherans will unite in building a new church at a 
proper distance from the old one, and it is believed that separation, 
though accomplished with no little friction, will result in greatly 
strengthening the Lutheran cause in that section of the county. 

THE CENTENNIAE MEMORIAE HISTORY. 

One of the chief features in our centennial celebration is the publi- 
cation ^ of the historj 7 of our Synod. This volume should go into 
dozens of homes in every congregation. This is greatly to be desired, 
and it is hoped this will be the result of the renewed devotion to the 
church enkindled by these memorial services. Acquaintance with 
this interesting history will react strongly in favor of a more intelli- 



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gent as well as a more filial interest on the part of our people in 
the churches and general work of the Synod. To scatter this book 
throughout our churches is one of the calls of this centennial festival. 
Mr. J. H. Rehder, of Wilmington, is entitled to the thanks of this 
Synod for so kindly advancing the money needed to get this edition 
promptly before the church, and that without interest, and I here put 
on record that in compliance with the action of Synod, a note has 
been duly executed, dated May 26, 1902, for the sum of $354 in favor 
of Mr. Rehder, payable in two years from date, without interest. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. That the excess of contributions to the missionary furlough fund 
over the amount apportioned to our Synod be appropriated to support 
of our Japan mission. 

2. That the secretary of the Woman's Missionary Society be re- 
quested to deposit with our archivarius at least two copies of the Min- 
utes of each convention of that society from the time of its organization. 

3. That the Secretary of this Synod be instructed to add a column 
to the table of Finance Committee's Report (see page 37 Minutes, 
1902,) and enter therein opposite each church the amounts contributed 
to missions through the Woman's Synodical Society, according to the 
report appearing on page 21 of the Minutes of said society of 1902, 
under the heading, "Total amount contributed." Justice to our con- 
gregations and to our Synod would seem to require this, as a very er- 
roneous impression is likely to be made as to the Synod's interest in 
missions of the United Synod, by a statement limited to the compara- 
tively small amounts passing through the hands of our Synodical 
Treasurer. Of course it should be made to plainly appear that these 
amounts were contributed to missions through the Woman's Mission- 
ary Society. 

4. As sundry questions of special importance must necessarily come 
up for consideration during this convention ; such as, The fund for dis- 
abled ministers, the synodical guardianship over our vacant churches, 
proposed amendments to our constitution, the North Carolina College 
question, it is recommended that specified hours be set for their con- 
sideration ; and also for the ordination of Mr. Clifford P. Fisher. 

I thank the brethren for their ready co-operation in the work which 
has claimed our attention during the synodical year. I thank them 
for the kindly consideration shown, and for the fraternal spirit at all 
times beautifully manifested. The responsibilities of the office have 
been cheerfully met in the presence of your kindly consideration and 
indulgence. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 
Fraternally, ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 



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ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

The following members were elected officers for the en- 
suing year : 

President— Rev. Robert C. Holland, D. D. 
Vice-President — Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 
Secretary — Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 
Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 

The officers of Synod were duly installed by Rev. J. Q. 
Wertz. 

On motion, Rev. J. H. Wilson and Rev. R. R. Sowers 
were received as members of Synod. Rev. F. B. Cunz was 
received as an advisory member of Synod, pending the re- 
port of Committee on Examination. 

The Treasurer read his annual report, which was received 
and held for reference to the Finance Committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

North Carolina Synod of the 

Evang. Lutheran Church. 

home missions. 
Dr. 

Int. Rev. B. S. Brown . $ 60 00 

Amt. Finance Committee 373 37 

Collection 9 05 

Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas 100 00 

23. Amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, Treas. North. Conf. 25 00 

Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas 50 00 

Amt. Int. Rev. B. S. Brown to May 1, 1903 60 00 $ 677 42 

Cr. 
By amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie . . . $ 50 00 



1902. 




May 


1. 


Aug. 


26. 


Dec. 


23 


1903. 




Feb. 


28 


April 


9 


1902. 




May 


2 



By amt. paid Rev. P. J. Wade . . . 

By amt. paid Rev. C. B. Miller . . 
May 23. By amt. paid Rev. J. L. Morgan . . 

By amt. paid Rev. C. A. Phillips . 
Aug. 6. By amt. paid Rev. E. Fulenwider 
Aug. 29. By amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie 



25 00 

33 35 
25 00 
25 00 
20 00 
50 00 



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Oct. 3. By amt. paid Rev. C. A. Phillips | 25 00 

Nov. 17. By amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie ... 50 00 

Dec. 3. By amt. paid Rev. J. D. Morgan 10 00 

Dec. 20. By amt. paid Rev. E. Fulenwider .... 20 00 

By amt. paid Rev. C. A. Phillips 25 00 

Dec. 23. By amt. paid Rev. J. D. Morgan 25 00 

Mar. 2. By amt. paid Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie ... 50 00 

Mar. 27. By amt. paid Rev. C. A. Phillips 37 50 

April 14. By amt. paid Rev. E. Fulenwider .... 30 00 

By amt. due from Beneficiary Education . 26 12 

April 28. By amt. paid Rev. J. L. Morgan 115 00 

By amt. in bank 35 45 $ 677 42 

orphan home. 

1902. Dr. 

May 2. Amt. Finance Committee St. James . . . $ 6 50 

Dec. 4. Amt. St. John's, Salisbury 20 51 

1903. 

Feb. 11. Amt. Christiana 5 16 $ 32 17 

1902. Cr. 

Dec. 8. By check P. S. Davis, Treas 20 51 

1903. 

Feb. 16. By check P. S. Davis, Treas n 66 $ 32 17 

theological professor's salary. 
1902. Dr. 

May 2. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James . . . $161 22 
Aug. 11. Amt. paid from Sy nodical Treasury . 138 7S $300 co 

1902. Cr. 

Aug. 11. By amt. check to Hon. C. M. Efird, Treas. $ 300 00 

beneficiary education. 

1902. Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James . . $176 00 

Amt. collection 7 SS 

Amt. due Home Missions 26 12 $ 210 00 

1902. Cr. 

Oct. 25. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman | 10 00 

Oct. 28. By amt. paid Chas. R. Pless 25 00 

Dec. 8. By amt. paid J. M. Tice 50 00 

Dec. 13. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman 15 00 

Dec. 20. By amt. paid Chas. R. Pless 15 00 

1903. 

Feb. 20. By amt. paid Chas. R. Pless 10 00 



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By atnt. paid Reuben Goodman 10 oo 

Mar. 27. By atnt. paid J. M. Tice 50 00 

Mar. 30. By amt. paid Chas. R. Pless 10 00 

April 24. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman 15 00 $ 210 00 

synodicai, treasury. 
1902. - Dr. 

May 3. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James . . . $498 57 

Amt. collection 5 22 

May 14. Amt. Dr. Holland, Phila. Conference . . 8 32 

Oct. 21. Amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig for St. Andrew's . 185 54 $ 697 65 

1902. Cr. 

May 3. By amt. St. James, note $ 89 00 

May 4. By amt. Henry Goodman, sexton .... 5 00 

May 5. By amt. paid Synodical Treas 20 00 

By amt. paid Rev. C. B. King 15 00 

Aug. 6. By amt. paid Henkel & Co 132 94 

By amt. paid professor's salary 138 78 

Aug. 26. By amt. paid C. H. Duls 48 94 

Oct. 21. By amt. paid Rev. E. Fulenwider . . . . 185 54 
1903. 

Feb. 16. By amt. paid Capt. Jonas Cook 50 00 

April 13. By amt. paid Dr. R. C. Holland, expenses 8 25 

By amt. in bank 4 20 $ 697 65 

foreign missions. 
1902. Dr. 

May 2. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James ... 89 35 

Amt. interest on note 90 00 

1903. 

Feb. 11. Amt. St. Paul's, Wilmington — Mengert 

Circle 10 00 $ 189 35 

1902. Cr. 

May 2. By amt. paid J. W. Eberly, Treas I 1 79 35 

1903. 

Feb. 16. By amt. paid J. W. Eberly, Treas; .... 10 00 $ 189 35 

home missions — united synod. 
1902. Dr. 

May 2. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James . . . 143 10 $ 143 10 
1902. Cr. 

May 2. By check to J. W. Eberly, Treas 143 10 $ 143 10 



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CHURCH EXTENSION. 
1902. DR. 

May 2. Amt. Finance Committee, St. James . . . $ 59 09 $ 59 09 
1902. Cr. 

May 23. By check to M. L. Stevens, Treas .... 59 09 $ 59 09 

PEERY FURLOUGH FUND. 
1902. 

Sept. 18. St. Matthew's, Wilmington $ 2 25 

Sept. 24. Centre Grove 5 00 

Sept. 29. St. Enoch . . 3 00 

Oct. 3. Trinity 2 80 

Oct. 8. St. Mark's, Charlotte ...•••.... 10 00 

Oct. 9. St. James, Concord 7 77 

Oct. 10. St. Mark's, China Grove 6 83 

Oct. 13. Organ Church 7 25 

Ebenezer 3 00 

Oct. 14. St. Paul's, Wilmington 15 66 

Oct. 15. Holy Trinity 7 05 

Oct. 16. St. Andrew's 3 00 

Oct. 20. Faith 1 50 

Albemarle 2 00 

Oct. 23. St. Luke's, Davidson 5 33 

Pilgrim's 3 80 

Reformation 65 

St. Matthew's, Davie 1 00 

Providence 1 00 

St. Michael's 3 78 

Cash — citizen Troutman 1 00 

Oct. 24. St. John's, Cabarrus . . 5 02 

P. O. Order, Concord 1 72 

Oct. 25. Lutheran Chapel 6 35 

Oct. 27. St. Stephen's 1 00 

Nov. 4. Frieden's 1 91 

Sharon 1 63 

Nov. 17. St. John's, Salisbury 16 95 

Haven 3 80 

Nov. 20. Concordia 3 25 

St. Luke's 2 75 

Burlington 2 50 

Dec. 23. Christ 1 35 

Dec. 24. G. E. Ritchie and others 2 00 

April 28. Salem pastorate 3 35 

Augsburg 2 80 I 150 05 



20 minutes e- l. synod of north carolina. 

1902. Cr. 

Nov. 4. By check Rev. L. L. Smith $102 00 

By expenses president 2 50 

By cash in bank 45 55 $ 150 05 

Most respectfully submitted, 
April 28, 1903. JAS. D. HEILIG, Treasurer. 

The hours for the sessions of Synod were fixed as follows : 
From 9:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m., and from 2:30 to 5 p. m. ; 
the evening services at 8 o'clock. 

The President was requested to announce the standing 
committees at the evening service. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. President's Report,— Revs. G. H. Cox, P. J. Wade, 
Edward Fulenwider, and Messrs. P. A. Sloop and J. T. 
Carson. 

2. State of the Church.— Revs. W. H. Hiller, H. A. Trex- 
ler, V. C. Ridenhour, and Messrs. C. D. Barringer and P. 
A. Sloop. 

3. Church Institutions . — Revs. J. A. Linn, J. L,. Morgan, 
and Dr. C. M. Pool. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. C. A. Brown, 
Edward Fulenwider, and Mr. C. T. Bernhardt. 

5. Minutes and Unfinished Business. — Revs. P. J. Wade, 
V. C. Ridenhour, and Mr. J. T. Carson. 

6. Letters and Petitions. — Revs. C. B. King, C. B. Miller, 
H. M. Brown, and Messrs. J. L. Shulenberger and M. A. 
Goodman. 

7. Vacancies. — Revs. C. B. Miller, J. A. Linn, B. S. 
Brown, and Messrs. W. B. J. Bost and J. C. Miller. 

8. Finances. — Messrs. John A. Cline, L,. R. Eingle, D. A. 
Wiley, and F. B. Brown. 

9. Appropriations. — -Revs. B. S. Brown, V. R. Stickley, 
and Mr. Robert M. Ritchie. 

10. Apportionments. — Revs. H. A. Trexler, C. B. King, 
and Mr. G. W. Isenhour. 

11. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. H. M. Brown, George H. 
Cox, and Mr. L. D. Peeler. 



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SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 

Memoir of Dr. Busby : Revs. J. Q. Wertz, W. H. Hiller, 
and Mr. C. D. Barringer. 

Memoir of Rev. W. H. Cone: Revs. R. L,. Brown, V. R. 
Stickley, Prof. F. B. Brown, and Mr. P. A. Sloop. 

The following were appointed reporters to newspapers : 
Rev. J. Iy. Morgan, The Salisbury Sun; Rev. V. C. Riden- 
hour, The Truth-Index; Mr. John A. Cline, The Concord 
Times; Rev. Edward Fulen wider, The Charlotte Observer ; 
Rev. R. Iy. Brown, The Lutheran Visitor; Rev. H. A. Trex- 
ler, Our Church Paper. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. R. R. Sowers. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Wednesday, April 29, 1903 — 9:30 a. m. 
Devotional service conducted by Rev. H. A. Trexler and 
the President. Synod called to order. Minutes of the first 
day's proceedings were read and approved. The regular 
order was suspended to hear the Report of the Executive 
Committee, which was received and referred to the proper 
committee. 

REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Executive Committee respectfully submit the following report : 
We have held four regular meetings during the year. The Home 
Mission work, beneficiary education, and other matters that came be- 
fore us, have been directed and determined to the best of our ability. 
Synod's home mission points are Burlington, Davie, Forsythe, Albe- 
marle, Christ's and Haven (Salisbury), and St. Andrew's. All of 
these points have regular pastors except Davie. Pastor Morgan re- 
signs his work at Christ's and Haven May i, 1903, in order to accept 
another field. The congregations are in correspondence for a new 
pastor. 

The following appropriations were made to Home Missions : 

Appropriated. Paid. 

Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie (Burlington) . . . $150 00 $150 00 

Rev. C. A. Phillips (Forsythe) 150 00 112 50 



22 MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Rev. J. L. Morgan (Christ's and Haven) . 175 00 175 00 

Rev. E. Fulenwider (St. Andrew's) . . . 100 00 70 00 

Rev. A. R. Beck (Albemarle) 50 00 (4 mos. ) 

Total amt. appro, to Home Missions, $625 00 $507 50 

Total amt. paid to Home Missions . . 507 50 



Total amt. due to Home Missions . . $117 50 

The following are the beneficiary students, with amounts appropri- 
ated and paid : 

Appropriated. Paid. 

Charles M. Pless $ 60 00 $ 60 00 

J. M. Tise 100 00 100 00 

Reuben Goodman 50 00 50 00 



$ 210 00 $ 210 00 

Total amt. appropriated beneficiary students $ 210 00 

Total amt. paid beneficiary students 210 00 

The Treasurer was instructed to pay the President $8.25 for printed 
matter, postage, etc., spent in connection with the Called Session of 
Synod, and other business. 

Theological student, Mr. G. H. L. Lingle, did good work in the 
Davie mission last summer ; but he received poor remuneration from 
that field for his labor. 

This committee, early in the synodical year, received from the Ex- 
ecutive Committee of the North Carolina Conference of the Tennessee 
Synod a proposition to co-operate in work involving Lexington and 
Statesville. We would have been glad to share in such a work on the 
principle of fraternity; but the financial responsibilities involved in 
the proposed work seemed to fall so heavily upon the North Carolina 
Synod, we were convinced that our Synod would not be justified in 
undertaking the same. However, we replied to their first communi- 
cation on September 15th, that the action of the North Carolina Synod 
at its last annual meeting, when this matter was under consideration, 
placed limitations which we felt it our duty to obey; and that we were 
ready to carry out the action of our Synod whenever the requirements 
of said action have been met. Synod's resolution reads as follows : 
"Resolved, That whenever, in the judgment of the Board of Missions 
of the United Synod, in consultation with the Executive Committees 
of the Tennessee Synod and the North Carolina Synod it shall be de- 
cided that the time has come for the purchase of a church lot in the 
town of Lexington, N. C, that this Synod pledges itself to furnish 
the amount of five hundred and fifty dollars towards the purchase of 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

a new lot for a church building, the congregation to be in connection 
with the North Carolina Synod." 

After further correspondence with the Tennessee Synod's commit- 
tee, we passed the following resolution on October 16th, in reply to 
their overture : "That we would pay two hundred and fifty dollars for 
one year towards the support of a pastor at Lexington and Statesville, 
on condition that the Board of Missions of the United Synod, and the 
Synod of Tennessee, through its committee, pay each an equal amount ; 
and that the pastor be connected with the North Carolina Synod, and 
acceptable to the Executive Committee of the North Carolina Synod." 
We deemed it important, and due to the North Carolina Synod, that 
the pastor at Lexington should be in connection with the same synod 
to which the congregation (if such should be formed) was to belong. 
Furthermore, this additional limitation was embodied in our reply to 
the Tennessee Synod proposition on account of the condition of affairs 
at Lexington which we thought ought to be recognized, if the work 
there was to assume any promise of success. 

The Tennessee Synod's committee replied that they could not take 
up the work on the basis of our resolution. And thus negotiations 
came to an end. Respectfully submitted, 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, 
R. C. HOLLAND, Pres., 
V. R. STlCKLEY,ViCE-PRES., 
J. D. HEILIG, Treas., 
JOHN A. CLINE, 
Salisbury, N. C, CHAS. B. KING, Secy. 

April 29, 1903. 

Rev. A. G. Voigt having been called home to conduct a 
funeral, was excused from attendance for two days. 

The regular order of reports on the State of the Church 
was taken up. The reports of the pastors were read and 
referred to committee. The lay-delegates were also heard. 

Synod adjourned, pending the hearing of reports on the 
State of the Church, to hold a meeting of the Ministerium. 
Prayer by Rev. G. F. Schaeffer. 



THIRD SESSION. 

2:30 P. M. 



Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. V. C. Ridenhour. 



24 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The first five rows of pews were designated the bar of Synod. 

The hearing of reports on the State of the Church was 
resumed. 

The Report of Committee on President's Report was re- 
ceived for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Your Committee on the President's Report beg leave to present the 
following : 

The President's annual report gives evidence of thorough acquaint- 
ance with and careful consideration of the various interests of the 
Synod, and calls attention to a number of matters that require our 
careful and prayerful consideration. 

1. We are reminded of our great loss in the death of Rev. Levi E. 
Busby, D. D., and Rev. Wm. H. Cone. 

We recommend that a committee of three be appointed by the Pres- 
ident to draft suitable resolutions expressive of the high esteem in 
which these brethren were held by us, and our affectionate remem- 
brance of them now that they have departed. 

2. We recommend that the Synod express its approval of the changes 
made in the program for our centennial exercises. 

3. We recommend that the deep sympathy of the Synod is hereby 
expressed for St. Andrew's congregation in the destruction of its 
church, and put upon record our high appreciation of their determi- 
nation to rebuild, and that we heartily recommend them to the whole 
Synod for aid in their laudable efforts. 

4. We recommend that a committee of three be appointed to express 
the Synod's appreciation of the very able and instructive course of 
lectures delivered by Dr. H. E. Jacobs in the Burlington church, and 
to endeavor to have a similar course delivered at some central point 
some time during the coming summer or fall. 

5. We recommend the adoption of the President's recommendation 
concerning the W. H. and F. M. Societies, viz.: "That the Secretary 
of the Woman's Missionary Society be requested to deposit with our 
archivarius at least two copies of the Minutes of each convention of the 
society from the time of its organization." 

6. We recommend the adoption of the recommendation of the Pres- 
ident concerning the Peery Furlough Fund, viz.: "That the excess of 
contributions to the Peery Furlough Fund over the amount appor- 
tioned to our Synod be appropriated to the support of our Japan 
mission, and the itemized statement of the contributions be printed in 
the Minutes." See Treasurer's Report for statement. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

7. We rejoice to learn of the prosperous condition of the Davidson 
pastorate, and openly express our very great gratification that an end 
has been made of these tri-party congregations and the union of all 
Lutherans in one congregation. 

8. We recommend that the Synod does now fix an hour for the con- 
sideration of the following questions : 

( 1 ) A fund for disabled ministers. 

(2) Amendments to the constitution. 

(3) North Carolina College. 

(4) The distribution of our Centennial History. 

(5) Ordination of applicants. 

9. We recommend that in view of the facts presented by the Presi- 
dent concerning the faithful services of Theological Student Mr. Geo. 
H. L. Lingle in the Davie mission pastorate, and the fact of his having 
been so poorly remunerated for the same, that the Committee on Ap- 
propriations be instructed to recommend an appropriation of $25 as a 
slight remuneration of his services, and the Synod's appreciation of 
the same. 

10. We recommend the following for unanimous adoption : 
Resolved, That the thanks of this Synod are hereby presented to 

our President Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., for the able, impartial, and 
dignified manner in which he has presided over its deliberations and 
performed the arduous and important duties of the office during the 
year. GEORGE H. COX, 

EDWARD FULENWIDER, 
P. A. SLOOP, 
J. T. CARSON, 
P. J. WADE. 
Report adopted by items and as a whole. 
The President announced the following hours for the 
consideration of special matters : 

1 . Report of Special Committee on North Carolina College , 
Thursday, 3:30 p. m. 

2. Amendments to the Constitution, Friday, 11 a. m. 

3. Report of Committee to Recommend a Plan for Rais- 
ing a Fund for Disabled Ministers, Friday, 2:30 p. m. 

4. Report of the Depositary for the History of Synod, 
Friday, 4:30 p. m. 

The President appointed the following as Committee on 
Plan for Ministers' Fund : F. B. Brown, J. C. Miller, J. A. 
Cline, H. C. McAllister, and M. C. Walter. 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Secretary was excused from attendance at the first 
session on Thursday on account of having to attend a funeral. 
Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. B. Greiner. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



April 30, 1903 — 9:30 a. m. 

Synod was opened with divine service, conducted by Rev. 
Geo. H. Cox. 

Synod was called to order. Minutes of yesterday's ses- 
sions were read and approved. 

Synod adjourned to hold a brief meeting of the Ministerium. 

Rev. J. A. B. Scherer, the official representative of the 
South Carolina Synod, was recognized and received as an 
advisory member of Synod. 

Rev. W. Iv. Darr, the official representative of the Ten- 
nessee Synod, who was received yesterday, extended the 
cordial greetings of that Synod. 

Report of Delegates to the United Synod was read and 
received for consideration by items. Report adopted by 
items and as a whole. 

REPORT OF DELEGATES TO THE UNITED SYNOD. 

The eighth convention of the United Synod, held in historic St. 
John's church, Charleston, S. C, was a very successful one, and 
marked the progress of the Lutheran church in this part of our country. 
The number of delegates present was unusually large. This Synod 
was represented by a full delegation of ministers and five lay delegates. 

The various departments of work in which the United Synod is en- 
gaged, are in a state of growth and make increasing demands upon 
the resources of our churches. We make mention of the following 
items, some of which will require the attention of this body. 

The report of the Board of Missions indicated retrenchment in the 
home and expansion in the foreign field. The following recommen- 
dations were adopted : 

1 . We recommend that the following suggestions of the Board be 
approved : 



MINUTES E. I<. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

a. That the Board apportion and raise among the Synods belonging 
to this body for Foreign Missions the sum of $6,500 annually. 

b. That the Board apportion and raise among the Synods belonging 
to this body for Home Missions the sum of $ 8,ooo annually. 

c. That one Sunday of each quarter be designated by all Sunday- 
schools in the United Synod as Missionary Sunday, and that on that 
Sunday the children be specially addressed on the subject of Missions, 
and offerings be taken for this object-. 

d. That the churches be urged to set apart two Sundays of each 
year — Whitsunday and the second Sunday in November — for receiving 
missionary offerings, and that the Board furnish special envelopes for 
this purpose. 

2. We recommend that the action of the Board in regard to the fur- 
lough of Rev. R. B. Peery be approved and that the Board be author- 
ized to apportion the necessary expense among the synods, this ap- 
portionment being kept separate from the general fund. 

The committee on Common Book of Service reported the continued 
publication of the Book of Worship, and substantial progress of the 
joint committee of the three general bodies in the preparation of the 
desired Common Book. 

The work of the Theological Seminary is in a very hopeful condi- 
tion. The faculty consists of Rev. Prof. J. A. Morehead and Rev. 
Prof. M. G. G. Scherer, assisted by three of the Charleston pastors. 
The following action requires special consideration. 

4. That the district synods be requested to pay for the next year, 
beginning October, 1902, two-thirds of the apportionments heretofore 
assumed by them respectively, in order that the Seminary Board may 
not be embarrassed in the prompt fulfilment of its obligations ; and 
that for the year beginning October 1, 1903, the apportionments be 
further reduced if the Board shall find that the income from the en- 
dowment fund shall justify such reduction. 

Our apportionment has been hitherto $200. 

The Twentieth Century Endowment Fund movement was an extra- 
ordinary success, almost the entire amount having been raised. 

The Orphan Home is growing in its proportions and in the affection 
of the church. The plan for paying the debt on the property, at pres- 
ent occupied, was postponed until the next convention. 

The following action on District Synods is hereby brought to the 
attention of this body : 

We feel it our duty to call particular attention to the very imperfect 
statistical reports in the Minutes that have come into our hands. There 
seems to be very general dissatisfaction with the long and complicated 
table prepared by the United Synod at its last convention. One synod 



28 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

at least by special action asks that this form be simplified, and many 
others, we believe, concur in the same desire. 

Believing that securing full and accurate reports of the work done 
by our synods to be a very important matter, and therefore to the at- 
tainment of this end we recommend : 

1. That the form for statistical reports, prepared by the last con- 
vention of this body, be simplified. 

2. That each district synod appoint a statistical secretary whose 
special business shall be to secure accurate reports from every congre- 
gation within its bounds. 

Respectfully submitted, A. G. VOIGT, 

Chairman of the Delegation. 

Report on the Theological Seminary of the United Synod 
was adopted as a whole. 

REPORT ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

The United Synod Seminary at Charleston has nearly completed 
another session of service for the church, and as the information con- 
tained in the following letter of the President, addressed to your com- 
mittee, so fully meets the requirements of the occasion, we respectfully 
ask that the same be made part of our report. 

April 6, 1903. 
To the Representatives of the Evang. Lutheran Synod of 
North Carolina, in the Board of Directors of the Theo- 
logical Seminary. 
Dear Sirs and Brethren : 

The current scholastic year has brought lights and shadows, joys 
and sorrows. 

We record with profound sorrow the loss by death of Mr. C. Wul- 
bern, of your body, and Rev. K. Boldt, of the Faculty. We thank 
God for the service these departed co-workers were enabled to render 
the institution and the church. Under the direction of the President 
of the Board, temporary provision has been made for the work of the 
late Instructor Boldt. The other members of the faculty have been 
blessed with good health, and have given uninterrupted attention to 
their work. 

Twelve regular students have been in attendance this session, clas- 
sified as follows : Seniors, 1 ; Middles, 5 ; Juniors, 6. Four are from 
the North Carolina Synod, two from the Southwestern Virginia Synod, 
two from the South Carolina Synod, one from the Georgia Synod, and 
three from the Tennessee Synod. Applications have already been 
made to several of the students for summer supply work. Many in- 



MINUTES E. t. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

quiries have come for Seniors for permanent pastors, but unfortunately 
we have been unable to answer favorable this year. We are deeply 
sensible of the need of an increasing number of suitable, qualified, 
consecrated students for the ministry in order that our Seminary may 
meet the calls made for pastors. 

We take pleasure in testifying to the earnest, faithful work of Mr. 
J. M. Tise, Mr. E. R. Pless, Mr. G. H. L. Lingle and Mr. Ed. L. 
Ritchie, representatives of the North Carolina Synod in our student 
body. 

The enlargement of the Seminary property by the provision of one 
commodious house for a professor, through the generosity of Dr. G. 
D. Bernheim of the North Carolina Synod, is well known to you. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. MOREHEAD, President. 

We recommend the adoption of the following resolutions : 

Resolved, i . That this Synod unites with the Faculty in expression 
of appreciation of the valuable services of Pastor Boldt, and of sorrow 
over the loss sustained in his removal by death from his place as in- 
structor in the Seminary, for which he was so well qualified ; but we 
rejoice to know that the work he so suddenly laid down was so 
promptly taken up by the other members of the Faculty, and that the 
duties thus devolved upon his survivors has been so successfully per- 
formed. 

Resolved, 2. That this Synod renews its pledge of loyalty to this 
our United Synod Seminary, and does hereby assure the Faculty and 
instructors of its grateful appreciation of their valuable services in 
maintaining the high standard of theological study of which this in- 
stitution represents in our Southern church. 

Resolved, 3. That we continue our annual appropriation of $200 
toward the support of the Seminary. 

Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 

J. D. HEILIG, 

Committee. 

Hon. H. C. McAllister was excused from further attend- 
ance upon Synod. 

The Report of Archivarius was read and adopted, with 

resolutions instructing the Archivarius to secure the archives 

of Synod. 

REPORT OF ARCHIVARIUS. 

The Archivarius would report that no synodical documents have 
been placed in his hands from the former Archivarius. 



30 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

I understand that most of Synod's documents — Minutes, papers, 
&c, are at the North Carolina College buildings. If these buildings 
are to remain unoccupied and without proper protection, I recommend 
that Synod take some action to secure Synod's archives. 

CHAS. B. KING. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. A. Morehead. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



2:30 P. M. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. W. R. Ketchie. 
The following report relative to Mt. Carmel was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE RELATIVE TO MT. CARMEL. 

Your committee find in the Mt. Carmel congregation still remain- 
ing about half a dozen families with some unappropriated material in 
the immediate vicinity. It has as its property a number of acres of 
land, upon which is a church building, which, with slight repairs, 
could be made quite comfortable. The congregation seems utterly 
loath to disband, and are anxious for divine services. 
We therefore recommend : 

That this Synod pledge this congregation its hearty moral support, 
and that Holy Trinity, of Mt. Pleasant, be asked to take it under its 
care until further provision shall be made. 

Respectfully submitted, J. A. LINN, 

J. H. C. FISHER, 
H. C. MCALLISTER, 
Committee. 

Report of Committee on the Executive Committee's Re- 
port was received for consideration by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXECUTrVE COMMITTEE'S 

REPORT. 

We, your committee to report on the Executive Committee's Re- 
port, beg leave to submit the following. 

The report is brief, but explicit, giving a detailed account of their 
work during the past synodical year. Synod is under lasting gratitude 
to the committee for the equitable and judicious manner in which 
they have done the work entrusted to them. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 3 1 

It is gratifying to note that the amounts appropriated to our bene- 
ficiaries have all been paid. 

Synod's appropriation to Home Missions was $625, of which sum 
$507.50 has been paid, leaving a deficit of $117.50, as follows : To Revs. 
C. A. Phillips, $37.50 ; E. Fulenwider, $30 ; A. R. Beck, $50 ; total, 
$117.50. 

1. We recommend that the deficits be paid out of the funds now in 
the hands of Synod. 

2. We recommend that Synod heartily endorse the action of the 
Executive Committee in regard to the work at Lexington, N. C. 

3. We recommend that the work at Lexington, N. C, be referred 
to the incoming Executive Committee with power to act. 

4. We recommend that Synod tender its sincere thanks to the Ex- 
ecutive Committee for the diligent and painstaking manner with which 
they executed the work entrusted to them. 

Respectfully submitted, C. A. BROWN, 

E. FULENWIDER, 
C. T. BERNHARDT, 
Committee. 
Report adopted by items and as a whole. 
The Special Committee on the Financial Condition of 
North Carolina College reported as follows : 

REPORT OF THE JOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEE, COMPOSED 

OF A SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE SYNOD, AND A 

COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Your special committee, appointed to " Determine and decide the 
status of all obligations, in connection with notes given by students " 
of North Carolina College, beg leave to submit the following report. 

The committee has held two meetings. The first was held in St. 
James church, Concord, N. C, on Aug. 25, 1902, when all of the Syn- 
od's committee, Mr. John A. Cline and Revs. B. S. Brown and Geo. 
H. Cox, together with two of the committee of the Board of Trustees 
of the college, Capt. Jonas Cook and M. B. Stickley, Esq., were pres- 
ent. One member from the board, Mr. John K. Patterson, was pre- 
vented from attending the meeting on account of his being on the 
grand jury, which was at that time in session. 

The committee organized by electing Rev. Geo. H. Cox, chairman, 
and Mr. John A. Cline, secretary. M B. Stickley, Esq., was appointed 
collector, and was instructed to endeavor to collect all notes and ac- 
counts due the college, except those which are exempted by action of 



32 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

either the Synod or the board, and the chairman was instructed to 
search the records of both Synod and board to ascertain the status 
of notes and accounts, and report the result to the collector at the 
earliest possible moment. 

The collector was allowed to make a test case of one of the endow- 
ment bonds if he thought best, provided the cost should not exceed 
the sum of fifty dollars ($50). 

The committee held its second meeting in St. James church, Con- 
cord, N. C, Feb. 24, 1903, when all the members, both from the Syn- 
od and the board, were present. 

A communication from Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., president of the 
Synod, relative to sundry claims, held by the Synod against the col- 
lege, was laid before the committee, and the following was adopted : 

Resolved, That the claims against North Carolina College, laid be- 
fore this joint committee by the president of the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina, Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. , 
be embodied by our chairman, Rev. George H. Cox, D. D., in his 
report of our proceedings, which he shall make to the Synod and the 
Board of Trustees, respectively. 

The following is a verbatim copy of the communication : 

October 13, 1902. 
To the Joint Committee of the North Carolina Synod, and Board of 
Trustees of North Carolina College, appointed to examine into 
and report the financial condition of the College : 

Gentlemen : — As president of the Synod of North Carolina, I deem 
it my duty to submit for your consideration the following : 

WHEREAS, At a meeting of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina 
College, held on the fifteenth of July, 1902, in St. James church, Con- 
cord, N. C, your committee was, by resolution formally adopted, re- 
quested to examine into all the claims filed against the college, and to 
report both to the Synod and the board as to the merits thereof : 

Therefore on behalf of the Synod of North Carolina, I file for your 
careful consideration the following claims. 

In the year 1857, the Synod of North Carolina owned a fund of 
$1,084, known as the Theological Seminary Fund, and as appears on 
page tenth of the Minutes of that year, loaned the same to the Build- 
ing Fund of the Western Carolina Male Academy (which was subse- 
quently merged into North Carolina College), and by formal action 
reserved the right to recall the same at any time it might choose. 

In the name of the Synod, and subject to its future action, I file this 
as a rightful claim, hereby reserving all the rights of the Synod in the 
premises. 

In the year 1857, the Synod made a loan to the college of $700, from 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 33 

the fund known as the Scholarship Fund of the Synod, which sum, 
so loaned, was invested in the college buildings. I file this also as a 
valid claim. 

In the year 1871, the Synod made a loan to the college of $150. I 
beg leave to file this as a valid claim. 

In the year 1874, the Synod made a loan of $300 to the college. I 
beg leave to file this as a valid claim. 

In filing these claims, I call your attention to the fact that there is 
no record in the minutes of the Synod that anything has ever been 
paid upon any one of them, nor is there any hint of the Synod's re- 
linquishment of any one, or of any part thereof. 

I wish it to be understood that in specifying the aforenamed items, 
I do not mean to limit the Synod to these only, but reserve to the 
Synod the right to present any further claims she may desire to assert. 

While I have deemed it my duty to present this paper in view of the 
recent proceedings of the Synod and the board, it is due the Synod 
to say that circumstances may arise when the Synod, in her generosi>- 
ty, may relinquish the same in the interests of the college. 
Very Truly Yours, 

(signed) R. C. HOLLAND, 

Pres. N. C. Synod. 

The collector reported that he had sent out statements to all parties 
indebted to the college, but that he had received only two responses. 
One paid up his account, and the other promised to pay. 

The chairman reported that upon investigation he had found that 
the records of the Board of Trustees of the College were in perfect 
harmony with the constitution of the Synod when it says ' ' Each ben- 
eficiary shall execute a bond to the treasurer, to pay to Synod the 
amounts as severally received by him, with interest from date, in the 
event he should not enter the ministry, abandon the work, be de- 
posed, or unite with another denomination before the expiration of 
seven years' faithful service ; but such seven years' faithful service as 
a Lutheran minister shall cancel his obligations, and his bond shall be 
returned to him." 

In accordance, therefore, the notes and accounts of the following 
named Lutheran ministers were declared cancelled and the collector 
instructed to return them to the parties : 

Rev. H. E. H. Sloop $ 20 00 

" H. N. Miller 40 00 

" R. L. Bame 20 00 

" C. B. Cox 108 09 

" J. A. Cromer 63 30 



34 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Rev. J. K. Efird $11000 

" R. A. Yoder 114 00 

" E. L. Lybrand 58 00 

" A. L. Yount 130 00 

" J. C. Moser 56 00 

" W. R. Ketchie 40 00 

Rev. W. Kimball's account of $18 was cancelled because, according 
to statement made by the Treasurer of the Board, his son did not re- 
main at the college, and he had overpaid for the time that he was 
there. 

L. A. D. Cline's account of $27.50 was cancelled because Mr. Cline 
is dead, and his estate has long since been settled up. 

The total amount of notes and accounts thus cancelled is $804.89. 
The following named persons have entered, or are preparing for the 
ministry, and their notes are held until the expiration of the seven 
years' limit. 

Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie $ 23 00 

" V. C. Ridenhour 32 75 

Mr. C. P. Fisher 29 no 

" E. L. Ritchie. 10 00 

" Charles Pless 20 00 

Total $106 25 

The following notes and accounts are barred by the limitation of 
the statutes, but the collector is instructed to endeavor to collect them. 

Mr. T. R. Penninger $ 40 00 

' ' John W. Frick 5 95 

" W. A. Smith 3 69 

" J. G. Honeycutt 3 00 

" Luther Lentz 6 50 

" Orlin Cruse 2 00 

" J. H. Thayer 47 00 

Mrs. R. Barrier I 75 

Mr. W. H. Misenheimer 14 08 

D. H. McEarchen 33 88 

John McNulty 1100 

D. S. Eentz 29 00 

W. G. Barringer 97 91 

W. L. Daniels • n 75 

Crawford Lowder 92 

Albert Sherrill 54 00 

C. H. Culp 30 00 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Mr. A. A. Barnhardt . $ 19 20 

" C. H. Fisher 80 00 

" M. L. Ritchie 15 00 

Total $507 01 

The following are legally collectible and are in the hands of the 
collector : 

Mr. J. M. Ridenhour $ 20 63 

Geo. H. Miller 8 56 

T. H. Austin 9 80 

D. S. Lentz 23 68 

W. K. Lyles 6 95 

J. Homer Barnhardt 10 23 

W. A. Newell 22 90 

C. E. Moser 7 00 

J. V. Sutton 16 75 

C. C. Eentz 10 70 



Total , $137 22 

$19.75 was collected in cash, $5 of which was paid to the collector 
for services rendered, and the remainder, $14.75, was paid over to the 
treasurer of the board Capt. Jonas Cook. 

Your committee is of the unanimous opinion that all of the endow- 
ment bonds are valid claims, and should be paid. They are in the 
hands of the collector. A test case, to decide the legality of these 
bonds, may be brought before the court at no very distant day. 

The following are the liabilities of the college as reported to me by 
Capt; Jonas Cook, Treasurer of the Board : 

Feb. 8, 1886. To Cook & Foil, secured by a note . . . . $ 146 16 

To Cook & Foil, account 260 85 

To Cook & Foil, secured by a note 42 00 

To Julia A. Wheeler, secured by a mortgage . 1000 00 

To A. C. Barrier, secured by a mortgage . . . 900 00 

To Prof. L,udwig, secured by a note 150 00 

To Prof. L,udwig, secured by a note 248 23 

To Prof. Ludwig, account 207 60 

To Prof. Scherer, account 174 09 

To Prof. E. B. Setzler, account 31 50 

To Prof. G. F. McAllister no 00 

Henkel & Co., account, about 320 00 

To deficit in Rev. Lutz's administration . . . 660 00 

To Jonas Cook for salary as treasurer .... 600 00 



July 13, 


1897. 


Sept. 8, 


1891. 


Nov. 28 


1893. 


July 1, 


1888. 


July 1, 


1889. 


July 1, 


1899. 


July 1, 


1899. 


July i, 


1899. 


July 1, 


1899. 




1900. 


June 1, 


1890. 



36 MINUTES E. Iy. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

1903. To Jonas Cook for salary as treasurer . . . . $ 325 00 
To approximate int. on the different accounts 500 00 



Total #5675 43 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. COX, 
Chairman Joint Committee. 

Relative to this report the following resolution, offered by- 
Rev. C. B. Miller, was adopted : 

/Resolved, That the Report of the Special Committee on the Finan- 
cial Condition of North Carolina College be received as information 
and published in our Minutes, without thereby recognizing the valid- 
ity or accuracy of all the claims under the head of "liabilities of the 
college." 

On motion, Rev. G. H. Cox was instructed to endeavor 
to secure for Synod at this convention a report from the 
President of the Board of Trustees of North Carolina Col- 
lege. 

M. A. Kenny was excused from further attendance upon 
Synod. 

The Report of the Board of Church Extension was re- 
ceived, to be acted upon by items. 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

The Board has had no application for loans within this year. That 
portion of our funds not in use for church extension purposes is cov- 
ered by interest bearing certificates of deposit. Haven congregation 
is the only one of those against whom the Board holds notes that has 
made any payment within the year. 

Concerning the indebtedness of Synod to this Board, we would urge 
that inasmuch as special provision was made in 1898 (p. 24) for the 
payment of this debt, and that since that time the congregations have 
each year turned that part of their funds which they intended for 
Church Extension purposes into the Synodical Treasury, with the 
understanding that it should pay it into the Church Extension Fund 
and at the same time lessen Synod's indebtedness ; and inasmuch as 
these funds have been directed into other channels and the indebted- 
ness of Synod to this Board is yearly becoming larger instead of 
smaller, we recommend : 

I. That the officers of Synod be authorized to renew Synod's notes 
to this Board. 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

2. That this Board be authorized to accept these notes without in- 
terest for one year. 

3. That the Committee of. Appropriation be instructed to appropri- 
ate $ ico for immediate payment on these notes, and that the same 
amount be paid at each succeeding meeting of Synod until the entire 
amount shall have been paid. 

Respectfully submitted, R. C. HOLLAND, President, 
C. B. KING, Secretary, 
M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 
JONAS COOK, 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG. 

Report of M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

In Account with 

Board of Church Extension. 

1902. Dr. 

May 2. To cash in treasury as reported to Synod 

at Concord $ 715 99 

To cash from Haven church on note $300 10 50 

May 6. To cash, interest from bank on certificates 

of deposit 50 50 

May 24. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treas. Synod 59 09 

Sep. 28. To cash from Haven church on note $300 100 00 $ 936 oS 

1903. Cr. 

Apr. 28. By amt. in bank on int. bearing deposit $ 936 08 

I903. ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

Apr. 28. Cash in bank $ 936 08 

Note of Synod (bal.) due May, 1897 . . . 218 73 

Note of Synod (bal.) due May, 1897 . . . 364 00 

Interest due on notes of Synod 164 14 

Note of Christ church, Spencer 200 00 

Note of Haven church (bal.), Salisbury . 189 50 

Note of Haven church (bal.), Salisbury . 88 00 

Total $2160 45 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. L-. STEVENS, Treasurer. 

The report was adopted by items and as a whole. 

The Ex-Secretary made his report, which was adopted. 

REPORT OF THE EX-SECRETARY. 

April 29, 1903. 
The Ex-Secretary has endeavored to faithfully perform the duties 



38 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

of the office in having had the proceedings of the two conventions of 
Synod published and distributed, assisting in the work of the Execu- 
tive Committee, and doing the necessary correspondence. 

The contract for printing the Minutes of this year's proceedings has 
been made with Henkel & Co. for 2,000 copies at $1.70 per page. 
The contract was given Henkel & Co. because of the satisfactory 
character of their work, and for the reason that they always wait on 
the Synod for one year for the payment of their bill, without interest. 
Respectfully submitted, CHAS. B. KING. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. W. L,. Darr. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



9:30 a. m., May 1st. 

Synod was opened with devotional service, conducted by 
Rev. W. A. L,utz. 

Synod was called to order. Report of Committee on Va- 
cancies was heard and received for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 

(1) St. John's (Cabarrus), (2) Holy Trinity, Prosperity, and Cold 
Water, (3) Haven and Christ church (Spencer), (4) Bethel, Zion-Tu- 
ther's, (5) St. Peter's and St. Matthew's, (6) Davie mission (St. Mat- 
thew's and Providence), (7) Hopewell (near Winston), (8) Bethany. 

Item 1 . Resolved, That our pastors and congregations recognize the 
Executive Committee of Synod as our authorized board of supply for 
vacancies occurring in our congregations ; that our congregations seek 
their counsel in securing pastors, and that our pastors furnish all infor- 
mation and suggestions, which they may desire to furnish, direct to 
the Executive Committee through the President. 

Item 2. Whereas, We have in our Synod a number of weak con- 
gregations so situated as to make it difficult to arrange in pastorates, 
besides some interests unorganized which should have attention ; 
therefore, 

Resolved, That Synod recommend to the Executive Committee the 
propriety of employing a synodical missionary who shall serve and 
look after all these interests above mentioned, and that each of these 
points be required to contribute to his support; and the deficiency, if 
any, be paid out of funds of Synod. 



MINUTES E. Z,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

Item 3. Pursuant to the above resolutions, your committee recom- 
mend that all our vacant points be referred to the Executive Com- 
mittee. CHAS. B. MILLER, 

J. A. LINN, 
B. S. BROWN, 
J. C. MILLER. 

Report adopted by items and as a whole. 

The Secretary of the Ministerium read the Report of 
Committee on Examination as the action of the Ministerium 
with regard to the reception of Rev. F. B. Cunz into Synod. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION. 

In the matter of the application of Rev. F. B. Cunz for admission 
to Synod, the Examining Committee beg leave to report as follows : 

1. We have carefully examined the papers placed in our hands by 
the President of Synod. 

2. We recommend that Rev. F. B. Cunz be not received as a mem- 
ber of Synod. 

3. The reason for this proposed action is to be found in the unsatis- 
factory credentials of Rev. F. B. Cunz. His letter of dismission from 
his last synodical connection is from the Immanuel Synod, and is 
dated February 16, 1895. He had no credentials to offer for the last 
eight years of his work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. VOIGT, 
GEO. H. COX, 

B. S. BROWN, 
CHAS. B. MILLER. 

The report was adopted by Synod. 

On motion, Synod approved the action of the called ses- 
sion at China Grove, June 24, 1902, adopting certain amend- 
ments to the constitution. 

Rev. George H. Cox gave notice that at the next regular 
meeting of Synod he would offer the following amendments 
to the constitution : 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION. 

Chapter 3, Item 2, page 8. Change so as to read : "The terms of 
office of the President shall be for . . . years. That of the other offi- 
cers shall be for one year. The same persons are always reeligible." 

Chapter 3, Item 4, page 8. Change so as to read : ''These officers 



40 MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

shall be entitled to the necessary expenses incident to the duties of 
their offices. The president shall receive an annual salary, the amount 
to be fixed by the Synod. The other officers shall be entitled to such 
remuneration as the Synod shall from time to time deem just, and 
direct to be paid." 

Chapter 3, Article I, Item 1, page 8. Let the following be the first 
part of this article : ' 'The president shall not be the regular pastor of 
any church or churches, but shall devote his whole time and service 
to the work of the synod. He shall have charge of all vacant congre- 
gations and pastorates, and shall supply them himself, or have them 
supplied, until they have secured a permanent pastor, and he shall do 
all in his power to assist them to secure a pastor at the earliest possi- 
ble moment. Whenever a congregation or pastorate becomes vacant 
they shall immediately report the same to the President, who shall 
at once take charge. If they prefer to select their own supply, they 
are always at liberty to do so upon the approval of the President, but 
it must always be done at once. No congregation or pastorate must 
be without regular services. He shall visit all other congregations 
upon invitation of the pastor or church council ; or, when necessary, 
upon his own judgment, and render such service as may be needed. 
He shall have personal oversight of all synodical missions and mission- 
aries, who shall be obedient to him in all things pertaining to the work. 
In his visitation of the churches and missions he shall be received and 
treated with the respect due his office, and the congregations and 
missions shall, at every visit, contribute to his expenses and support. 

It shall be his duty to keep a careful account of all receipts and ex- 
penses and make a written and itemized report of the same to the 
annual convention of Synod ; and if there is a surplus over and above 
his expenses, it shall be carried over and credited to the salary account. 

It shall be his duty to keep a close watch over territory outside the 
regular pastorates and missions ; and, from time to time, to recom- 
mend to Synod or the conferences suitable locations for establishing 
missions, organizing congregations, or erecting churches ; and neither 
shall be undertaken without his knowledge and consent. 

It shall be his duty to attend the meetings of both conferences, of 
which he shall be ex-officio a member, entitled to all the privileges of 
other members, except that of holding office. 

It shall be his duty to visit our literary institutions at least once a 
year, of whose boards of trustees he shall be ex-officio member, but 
not hold office. 

Chapter 3, Article 1, Item r, page 8 : "After "resolutions carried 
into effect," insert, "and report any and all delinquencies to the an- 
nual meeting of Synod. ' ' 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

Report of the Committee on Finance was read and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

Your Committee on Finance respectfully submits the following : 
We examined the Treasurer's Report with vouchers, and find the 
same correct. Attached is an itemized statement of receipt from con- 
gregations, also have Treasurer's receipt for amount paid as follows : 

Cash $1672 88 

Credit on note, St. James 89 00 



Respectfully submitted, 



$1583 88 

JNO. A. CLINE, 
L. R. LINGLE, 
D. A. WILEY, 
F. B. BROWN. 



ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



PASTORS. 



A. G. Voigt . 
J. H. C. Fisher. 



CHURCHES 



B. S. Brown . . 

J- Q. Wertz . . 

C. A. Ritchie . 
C B. Miller . . 

F. B. Cunz 



H. A. Trexler . . 
V. C. Ridenhour 



C. A. Phillips . . 

J- H. Wilson . . 
A. R. Beck. . 



W A. Duttou . . 
Edw. Fulenwider 
P- J. Wade .... 

R. R. Sowers . . 

J- L. Morgan . . 

C. A. Brown . . . 

V. Y. Boozer . . . 
G.H. Cox . . 

R. C.Hoiland 
V. R. Stickley . . 
H. M. Brown . . 

W. W. J. Ritchie 
C W. Kegley 



W. H. Hiller 
V. Y. Boozer. 



St. Paul's . . . . 
Prosperity .... 

( Union 

1 Christiana . . . 
( St. Luke's . . . 
I Concordia . . . 
( Luther'sChap'l 
1 Center Grove . 
Augsburg . . . 
St. Mark's. . . 

Bethel 

Luther's. . . . 
Mt. Zion . 

[Salem 

■i Grace 

( Lebanon . . . 
St. Michael's . 
St. Paul's . . . 
Amity .... 
f St.John's(Cab') 
I Nazareth . . . 
I Bethany (Sto.) . 
[Shiloh . . . 
St. John's, 'Sal.) . 
Albemarle . . . 
( St. Stephen's '. 
I Mt. Olive . . . 
( Mt. Hermon . 
I St. Andrew's . 
[St. Luke's (Da.) 
■ * Pilgrim . 
] I Reformation. . 

( Laws 

{ Richland . 

f St. Paul's . . . 

Holv Trinity . . 

i f Christ's .... 

1 Haven ..... 

'] f Frieden's . '. . 

I Sharon .... 

if St. Paul's (Ro.) 

! 1 Bethel 

f Organ . . 
I Ebenezer . 
Wittenberg . 
St. Mark's '...'. 
i I St. Enoch . . . 
I Trinity .... 
St. Martin's . . 
I f St. Matthew's . 
I Providence . . 

( Peace 

I Macedonia . 
St. Matthew's. 
Cash of friend . 
( St. Peter's . . . 
I St. Matthew's . 
St. James . . 
( Faith . . . 
I Emmanuel . 




£615 61II418 6 5 'Si68 55 l$74 8 5 !$i 3 o 04 $112 04k 5 ool$ M7 54 $1672 



^ 



IN MEMORIAM. 



REV, LEVI E. BUSBY, D. D. 



Rev. L. E. Busby was born in Newberry county, S. C, Sept. 
5, 1849, and departed this life at Mt. Pleasant, N. C, March 5, 
1903 ; aged 53 years and 6 months. 

He was educated at Newberry College, S. C, from which he 
graduated in 1875. His theological course was taken at the 
Lutheran Theological Seminary, then located at Salem, Va. 
His first work was that of missionary in Franklin county, Va. 
From there he was called to the Leesville pastorate in South 
Carolina where he labored most assiduously for nearly sixteen 
years. While at this place he established what was known as 
the Leesville English and Classical Institute and made for him- 
self a wide reputation as an educator. 

Afterward he was for a time engaged in mission work at 
Asheville, N. C, and then as pastor of St. John's church, Salis- 
bury, N. C., where he labored earnestly and faithfully for five 
years. In the fall of 1902 he was called to Holy Trinity church, 
Mt. Pleasant, N. C, where he resided at the time of his death. 
Here he again engaged in teaching in connection with his min- 
isterial work. Of his family he is survived by a wife, three 
sons, and one daughter. 

Along with this brief biographical sketch your committee 
would submit the following : 

Whereas, God in his wisdom has called from among us to 
his final reward our beloved brother Rev. L. E. Busby, D. D. ; 
and 

Whereas, We wish to place on record our high appreciation 
of him as a friend and brother minister, of his scholarly attain- 
ments, his ability as a preacher of the Word, his adaptability as 
a teacher, and of the interest he manifested in all the operations 
of our Synod ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1 . That we bow in humble submission to the will 
of Him who doth all things well. 

2. That we extend to the family and relations of the deceased 
our profound sympathy and heartfelt sorrow. 

3. That a page of the printed Minutes be set apart to his 
memory. 

4. That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to his be- 
reaved family. 

J. Q. WERTZ, 
W. H. HILLER, 
C. D. BARRINGER. 






44 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Committee on Memoir of Rev. L,. E. Busby presented 
the foregoing report, which was adopted by a rising vote. 

The Committee on the State of the Church reported. 
Report adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

The reports show general improvement for the past year in all the 
items of church work. They indicate that the word has been heard 
gladly and with profit, as is shown by accessions, increased benevo- 
lence, and unmistakable signs of growing spirituality. A discour- 
aging feature disclosed by the reports is the great number of vacancies 
and continual change in pastorates. In the judgment of your com- 
mittee, this deplorable condition is due in part, at least, to an inade- 
quate realization of the meaning of office of the holy ministry, both 
on the part of clergy and the laity. We as embassadors of Jesus 
Christ are commissioned to break to the people the Bread of Life, and 
this should be the moving motive in our life ; and the laity should un- 
derstand more fully that their chiefest concern should be to receive 
and feed upon this word of life. This conception of office carried out 
more fully, we believe, would correct in great part much of this evil. 

Respectfully signed, 

W. H. HILLER, 
V. C. RIDENHOUR, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
C. D. BARRINGER, 
P. A. SLOOP. 

The Committee on Pastoral Districts reported the follow- 
ing, which was received for consideration by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 
Your Committee on Pastoral Districts has no papers in its hands ; 
however, we would recommend : 

i . That Holy Trinity and Prosperity constitute a pastorate. 

2. That Cold Water be left in the care of Revs. Hiller and Fulen- 
wider to give them such service as they can. 

3. That St. Martin's constitute a pastorate ; and Macedonia — the 
new congregation at Millingport — be placed under the pastoral care 
of the pastor at St. Martin's. 

4. That Faith, Emmanuel, and Wittenberg constitute a pastorate. 

Respectfully submitted, H. M. BROWN, 

GEO. H. COX. 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

Item 1 . Referred to the Southern Conference. 

Items 2 and 3, adopted. Report adopted as a whole. 

Mr. C. M. Thompson was elected the additional lay mem- 
ber of the Executive Committee. 

Synod adjourned to meet at 2:30 p. m. Prayer by Rev. 
C. L. Miller. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 

2:30 P. M. 

The Report of Committee to Recommend a Plan to Raise 
a Fund for Disabled Ministers was heard and received for 
consideration by items : 

DISABLED MINISTERS' FUND. 
We, your committee to recommend a plan to raise a fund for dis- 
abled ministers, beg leave to report the following plan : 

1. We recommend an assessment of 1 per cent, annually on all min- 
isters' salaries of $600 or more. 

2. We recommend an annual assessment of ^ of 1 per cent, on all 
ministers who receive less than $600 salary. 

3. We recommend an annual assessment of 3 cents per capita on all 
the members of the various congregations of the North Carolina Synod, 
which assessment shall be placed in a separate column in the Minutes 
of Synod. 

4. Any and all bequests or legacies that may be given to said fund, 
shall be paid into the treasury of Synod, and shall be used exclusively 
for the aid of disabled ministers, and shall be disbursed by the Execu- 
tive Committee of Synod whose duty it shall be to inquire into the 
needs of all ministers who may apply or who may be found to be in 
need of assistance, and said Executive Committee shall report annual- 
ly to Synod such disbursement. 

5. The Executive Committee shall draw up rules for the disburse- 
ment of all funds. 

All of which is respectfully submitted to the Synod for consideration. 

F. B. BROWN, 
JNO. A. CLINE, 
J. C. MILLER, 
H. C. McAELISTER, 
M. C. WALTER. 

The report was adopted by items and as a whole. 



46 MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Committee on Apportionments rendered the follow- 
ing report which was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

We, your Committee on Apportionment, beg to submit the following : 

1. The accompanying table, showing specified amounts apportioned 
for Synodical Treasury, Home Missions in the North Carolina Synod, 
Beneficiary Education, Church Extension, and Theological Professor's 
Salary ; and 

2. That the columns for the United Synod, Home Missions, Foreign 
Missions, and Orphan Home be left blank, and that the estimates of 
each church be made by the various pastors according to the rate per 
member, viz., for Foreign Missions, 24 cts. ; for Home Missions, 30 
cts. Also, that our congregations be urged to give liberally to the 
Orphan Home. Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. TREXLER, 

C. B. KING, 

G. W. ISENHOUR. 



APPORTIONMENT. 



PASTORS. 



CHURCHES. 



N. C. SYNOD. UNITED SYNOD 



u « ! So-. 

2S «i 'Jo 
o-o La k o SB J 

3 r i^ ' 



(B 



Cj |HP« a: . « 



J. H. Wilson 
Geo. H. Cox. 

Vacant . . . 



P. J. Wade . 
H. A.Trexler 

R. R. Sowers 



Vacant 



J. L. Morgan . . 

W. A. Dutton . . 

C. B. Miller . . . 

V. Y. Boozer . . 

A. R. Beck . . . 

W. W. J. Ritchie 

W. H. Hiller . . 
R. C. Holland . . 

A. G. Voigt . . 
C. W. Kegley . 

B. S. Brown . . 



Vacant 

Supplied . . . . 

V. C. Ridenhour 



Vacant 
Vacant 



C. A. Phillips . . 

E- Fulenwider . 

Vacant 

J. Q. Wertz . . . 

Vacant 

Vacant 

C. A. Brown . . . 

Supplied . . . . 
H. M. Brown . . 



Totals . . 



St. John's (Salis) 

( Organ . . 

\ Ebenezer 
St. John's (Cab 
St. Luke . 
Pilgrim . 
Reformation 
Salem . . 
Grace . . 
Lebanon 

f Laws . . 

j Richland 

J Zion Yz . 

I St. Paul's 

( Union . . 

I Christiana 

( St. Enoch 

I Trinity . 

j Mt. Olive . 

I St. Stephen 
St. Mark's . 

J Bethel . . 

( St. Paul's 
Albemarle 

( Macedonia 

I Peace . . 
St. James . 
St. Mark's . 
St. Paul's . 
St. Matthew 

(St. Luke's 

( Concordia 

j Immanuel 

1 Faith . 
Augsburg 
St. Michael'. 
St. Paul's 
Amity . . 

I St. Peter's 

} St. Matthew 

J Haven . . 

1 Christ . . 

\ Nazareth 
Shiloh . . 
Bethany (Stks 

( St. Andrew's 

I Mt. Hermon 

( St. Matt. (Da. 

| Providence . 

i Luth. Chapel 

I Center Grove 

(Holy Trinity 
-< Prosperity 

I Cold Water 

( New Bethel 
< Luther's . 

I Mt. Zlon . 

J Frieden's . 

I Sharon . . 
Wittenberg. 
St. Martin's . 
Mt. Carmel . 
Hopewell . . 



$ 25 



$ 28 



$ 20 
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48 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The Secretary of the Ministerium reported the following 
action of the Ministerium with regard to the petition from 
Augsburg congregation, Winston, asking for the ordination 
of Mr. C. A. Ritchie : 

Inasmuch as Mr. C. A. Ritchie is yet quite a young man and has 
spent but one session at a seminary, and has expressed a desire to 
complete his theological course, and does not file his personal applica- 
tion for ordination, this Ministerium, to which was referred the peti- 
tion of Augsburg church asking for the ordination of Mr. Ritchie, 
deems it best to advise the congregation not to insist upon his ordina- 
tion at this time. 

The report was adopted by Synod. 

The depositary for the History of Synod submitted his 
report, which was adopted. 

REPORT OF DEPOSITARY FOR THE HISTORY OF SYNOD. 

Books on hand, May i, 1902 498 

In hands of pastors and others, May 1, 1903 : Rev. H. A. 
Trexler, 1 ; Rev. V. R. Stickley, 10 ; Rev. W. W. J. 
Ritchie, 21 ; Rev. H. M. Brown, 3 ; Rev. C. B. Miller, 
6 ; Rev. C. A. Ritchie, 4 ; Rev. J. L/. Morgan, 4 ; Rev. 
R. C. Holland, 5 ; Rev. W. H. Hiller, 10 ; Mr. J. W. 
Bostian, 10 ; total 74 

Donated by order of Synod : To Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 10 ; 
to Rev. George H. Cox, 10 ; to libraries, church papers 
and periodicals, 14 ; to Rev. G. D. Bernheim in lieu of 
$35 due for services and expenses, 35 ; to Rev. George 
H. Cox in lieu of $25 due for services, 25 ; to loss by fire, 
1 ; total 95 

Books sold 99 268 

Number books in depository 230 

CASH ACCOUNT. 

Amount received for 81 books at $1 $. 81 

Amount received for 18 books at 50 cts 9 $90 

Amount paid for postage $ 3 02 

Amount paid for freight, etc 2 91 

Amount paid Dr. Cox, expenses 19 60 

Amount paid depositary for services 3 47 29 

Amount in bank 61 $90 

Respectfully submitted, 
May 1, 1903. V. Y. BOOZER. 



MINUTES F,. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

Rev. J. H. Wilson was elected depositary for the history. 

The further sale of the history and the payment of the 
debt incurred in the publishing were placed in the hands of 
the Executive Committee. 

The Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions was 
received and considered seriatim. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

Your Committee on Letters and Petitions respectfully submit the 
following : 

1. A letter from Rev. J. H. Fesperman asking to be excused from 
attendance upon Synod on account of the severe illness of his two 
daughters, and conveying his sincere greetings and prayers on behalf 
of the Synod. We recommend that Bro. Fesperman be excused, and 
that special prayer be offered for him on account of his afflictions, at 
the opening of the next session of Synod. 

2. Is a petition from Haven Mission congregation asking the Synod 
to instruct the Board of Church Extension to release them from the 
mortgage on their church lot. We recommend that their petition be 
respectfully declined, and that they be advised to refer their request 
to the Board of Church Extension. 

3. Is a communication addressed to the President of Synod from the 
President and Acting Secretary of the Board of Missions of the United 
Synod. We recommend that the communication be read in open 
Synod for information and consideration, and that the following res- 
olution, recommended by the Board, be adopted, towit : "That the 
Board of Missions requests each of the District Synods to appoint one 
of its members as special representative of the Board on its territory to 
co-operate with us in creating and developing interest in our common 
work ; especially in aiding the Board in raising speedily and econom- 
ically the fund pledged to the Atlanta church. ' ' 

4. We are in receipt of many letters from ministers who were once 
connected with this Synod, and a few letters from Presidents of Lu- 
theran Synods, extending their cordial greetings and congratulations, 
prayers and best wishes for our Synod upon the occasion of its Cen- 
tennial Celebration. We recommend that your Committee on Letters 
and Petitions be instructed to present a list of these ministers, and 
such brief extracts from their letters, as in the judgment of the com- 
mittee may seem proper, and that the same be read on the day of the 
formal Centennial Celebration together with the greetings from the 



50 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Presidents of other Lutheran Synods in America, at the formal Cen- 
tennial Celebration on Saturday. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. KING, 

C. B. MILLER, 

H. M. BROWN, 

J. L. SHUELENBERGER, 

M. A. GOODMAN, 

Committee. 
Recommendations i and 2. Adopted. 
Pending the consideration of this report, Synod adjourned. 
Prayer by Rev. B. S. Brown. 



EIGHTH SESSION. 



9:30 p. m., May 1st. 

Synod was called to order. Prayer by Rev. H. M. Brown. 

The Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions was 
taken up. 

Recommendations 3 and 4, adopted. Report adopted as 
a whole. 

Rev. A. G. Voigt was appointed Synod's representative 
to co-operate with the Board of Missions in all its work. 

Committee on Memoir of Rev. W. H. Cone presented the 
following, which was adopted by a rising vote. 



IN MEMORIAM. 



REV. WILLIAM H. CONK 



Rev. William H. Cone was born in Union county, Pa., De- 
cember ii, 1831, and departed this life near New Market, Va., 
on the 23d day of December, 1902. 

In the life and labors of this brother the church possessed a 
bright servant of God, and in his death she mourns the loss of 
one of her efficient members. 

From childhood to the grave his life was marked with a spirit 
of sincerity and devotion. He served churches in Virginia and 
North Carolina, and his congregations remember him in his 
earnest and faithful work in church and daily life. In many 
ways he gave convincing proof of his sincerity and love for 
souls and the welfare of the church — an humble servant, but 
firm and true to his convictions. 

He was married twice, his last wife and one son surviving 
him. Although moving out of the bounds of this Synod, he 
never moved his synodical connection, but always remembered 
the Synod by a yearly contribution to assist in carrying forward 
the interests of the Synod. We realize in his death a sad be- 
reavement and regret. 

R. D. BROWN, 
V. R. STICKLEY, 
P. A. SLOOP, 

Committee. 



52 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Committee on Church Institutions reported. Report re- 
ceived for consideration by items. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS. 
Your Committee on Church Institutions beg leave to submit the 
following report : 

MONT AMOENA SEMINARY. 

It is gratifying to note that Mont Amoena has had another prosper- 
ous year, both as to attendance and financially. The President, Rev. 
J. H. C. Fisher, and his efficient corps of teachers have done good 
work for the church. The enrollment for this year has been eighty, 
representing four different States. The health of the students has 
been unusually good and the deportment commendable. 

We heartily commend this institution to those having daughters to 

educate. 

THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

This institution is about to complete another prosperous year. 
Twelve students are in attendance, four of whom are from this Synod. 
We are glad to note that Rev. Prof. J. A. Morehead, D. D., has been 
entirely restored to health, and is again at the head of the institution. 
Having the services of Rev. Prof. M. G. G. Scherer as second profes- 
sor, who is devoting his entire time to the work of the institution, 
with the assistance of the pastors of Charleston, we predict continued 
growth and prosperity for the institution. 

ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 

We are glad to note the continued prosperity of this college. Though 
not officially connected with this Synod, except as it is related to the 
United Synod, we feel a deep and abiding interest in it. The attend- 
ance the present year is slightly in advance of that of last year, not- 
withstanding the standard has been constantly raised and the rates 
increased. To all desiring the advantages of a strictly first-class col- 
lege we recommend this institution. 

NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

As no report has been placed in our hands with regard to this insti- 
tution, we have nothing to report. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. A. LINN, 

J. L. MORGAN, 

C. M. POOLE. 

Report adopted by items and as a whole. 

Rev. G. H. Cox, special committee to secure a report 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 

from the President of the Board of Trustees of North Caro- 
lina College, reported that he had been unable to get an 
official report from the President, but that he had received 
from a member of the Board the following statement, which 
was received and adopted : 

The Board agreed to rent the buildings to Dr. Busby and Prof. G. 
F. McAllister at $50 per annum, and that the rents from the land to 
the amount of $25 be expended on the buildings in the way of repairs, 
putting in glass, &c, and that the $50 be applied to insurance on the 
buildings. The repairs were made and $5,000 insurance policy taken, 
which will expire Jan. 1, 1904. 

Yours very truly, JONAS COOK. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C, April 30, 1903. 

Revs. V. R. Stickley, B. S. Brown, and J. Q. Wertzwere 
appointed a committee to nominate members on the Board 
of Trustees of North Carolina College. 

Prof. J. H. C. Fisher was asked to ascertain if there were 
vacancies on the Board of Trustees of Mont Amoena Semi- 
nary; and if any, to nominate. 

Rev. J. H. Wilson, with Rev. B. S. Brown as alternate, 
was appointed to preach the ordination sermon at the next 
meeting of Synod. 

A committee to nominate speakers for the next conven- 
tion of Synod, consisting of Revs. C. A. Brown, C. W. 
Kegley, W. A. Dutton, was appointed. 

The following resolutions concerning North Carolina 
College, offered by Rev. B. S. Brown, were adopted : 

1. That the Board of Trustees be instructed to continue the suspen- 
sion of operations of the College for another year. 

2. That the Board of Trustees be instructed to use the interest of 
the endowment fund to pay back salaries of professors, and all income 
from other sources, after payment of necessary expenses for insurance 
and repairs of the buildings, to liquidate the other indebtedness of the 
College. 

3. That Hon. H. C. McAllister, president of the Board of Trustees 
of North Carolina College, be requested to call a meeting of the Board 
for the purpose of transacting such business as may come within the 
province of the Board. 



54 



MINUTES E. t,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Report of Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business 
was received, to be considered by items. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 

BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business, would 
report as follows : 

i. Has resolution on p. 14 been complied with? 

2. Has resolution on p. 20 been complied with ? 

3. Have resolutions on pp. 27 and 28 with regard to duties and 
privileges of Depositary been complied with ? 

4. Was resolution of Synod, as set forth in item (b) on p. 43, 
complied with ? 

5. What has been done by committee appointed, in accord with 
resolution on p. 51, to confer with the brethren of Lenoir College and 
the Tennessee Synod ? 

6. Has committee, appointed to change date of seal of Synod, attended 
to its duty ? See p. 52. 

7. Did Rev. H. M. Brown visit Spray, N. C, in compliance with 
resolution on p. 52? 

8. Did the President of Board of Trustees of North Carolina College 
call a meeting of the Board as per resolution on p. 72 ? 

9. Have Minutes of Called Session of Synod been confirmed at this 
session ? 

Respectfully submitted, P. J. WADE, 

V. C. RIDENHOUR, 
J. T. CARSON, 

Committee. 

Items 1, 2, and 3. Answered, yes. 
Item 4. No answer. . , 

Item 5. Satisfactorily answered. 
Item 6. No answer. 
Items 7, 8, 9. Answered, yes. 
Report adopted as a whole. 

Committee to Nominate Speakers for the Next Conven- 
tion of Synod reported as follows : 

SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

Address on Beneficiary Education — Rev. B. S. Brown, principal ; 
Rev. E. Fulenwider, alternate. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 55 

Address on Missions — Rev. W. H. Hiller, principal ; Rev. J. L. 
Morgan, alternate. 

Address on Beneficence or Divine Stewardship — Rev. H. M. Brown, 
principal ; Rev. J. H. Wilson, alternate. 

C. A. BROWN, 
C. W. KEGEEY, 
W. A. DUTTON, 
Committee. 

Committee to nominate members on the Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College reported as follows : 

Those whose term expires 1903 : Rev. C. B. King, Rev. 
Geo. H. Cox, Messrs. S. H. Hearne, J. K. Patterson, R. 
A. Shimpoch, W. N. Misenheimer. To succeed these for 
the three year term : Rev. J. A. Linn, Rev. H. M. Brown, 
Messrs. John A. Cline, J. C. Lingle, C. M. Poole, C. D. 
Barringer. 

Report adopted. 

The following were elected to fill vacancies on the Board 
of Trustees of Mont Amoena Seminary : Revs. J. A. Linn, 
J. H. Wilson, J. L. Morgan, Geo. H. Cox, and Mr. L. D. 
Peeler. , 

Minutes of the last three sessions were read and approved. 

Synod adjourned to meet at the call of the President, all 
uniting in the Lord's Prayer. 



NINTH SESSION. 



May 2d — 8 p. m. 

Synod was opened with prayer by the Secretary. 

On motion, the election of Statistical Secretary was post- 
poned until next Synod. 

Pilgrim church, Davidson county, Rev. P. J. Wade, pas- 
tor, was selected as the place for the next convention of 
Synod. 

The President appointed the following committees : 



56 MINUTES E h- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

i. On Examination of Candidates — Revs. A. G. Voigt, 
B. S. Brown, Geo. H. Cox, and C. B. Miller. 

2. On Summer Course of Lectures — Rev. W. H. Hiller, 
Rev. C. B. Miller, and Prof. R. G. Kizer. 

Synod adjourned to hold a short meeting of the Minis- 
terium. 

Synod reassembled. The Secretary of the Ministerium 
reported the recommendation of Mr. Clifford P. Fisher to 
Synod for ordination. The report was adopted and the 
hour of 8 o'clock Sunday evening announced as the time 
for the ordination to take place, Rev. A. G. Voigt to preach 
the sermon. 

Report of Committee on Appropriations was heard and 
adopted. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

The Finance Committee reports cash on hands as follows : 

Synodical Treasury . . . . $ 526 81 

Home Missions, N. C. Synod 418 65 

Beneficiary Education 168 55 

Church Extension 74 85 

Home Missions United Synod 130 04 

Foreign Missions United Synod 112 04 

Orphan Home 5 00 

Theological Professor's Salary 147 54 

#1583 28 
We recommend the payment of Synod's indebtedness as follows : 
To Student G. H. L. Lingle for services in Davie mis- 
sion, summer of 1902 $ 25 00 

Rev. C. A. Phillips, Forsyth mission 37 50 

Rev. Edward Fulenwider, St. Andrew's 30 00 

Rev. A. R. Beck, Albemarle mission 50 00 

On notes to Church Extension bonds 100 00 

For printing Minutes . 144 70 

Remuneration of Secretary 15 00 

Theological Professor's Salary 52 46 

$454 66 
Respectfully submitted, B. S. BROWN, 

V. R. STICKUEY, 
ROBERT RITCHIE. 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 57 

Rev. Edward Fulen wider made the following request, 
which was received and referred to Executive Committee : 

Inasmuch as St. Andrew's congregation has sustained a great blow 
in the loss of her church building by cyclone on the night of the 14th 
of August, 1902; and inasmuch as this congregation, by the help of 
friends, is striving to rebuild the church, we ask, if it be the pleasure 
of Synod, that the lot which is now the property of the Board of 
Church Extension, be transferred to the congregation. 

The following was adopted : 

Moved, that the Secretary be instructed to have 1500 copies of the 
Minutes of the business transactions of Synod printed, to be gratui- 
tously distributed ; and that a committee, consisting of Rev. C. B. 
King, Rev. V. Y. Boozer, and Mr. James D. Heilig, be appointed to 
have 500 copies of a suitable centennial edition of the Minutes, includ- 
ing the centennial exercises, printed, and that this committee sell this 
edition at 10 cents per copy. 

Rev. C. B. King was appointed Archivarius. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby tender to St. John's congrega- 
tion and friends its sincere thanks for the very hospitable manner in 
which they have entertained the members of this body, and that the 
President be requested to announce this resolution to the congrega- 
tion at the Sunday morning service. 

The minutes were read and approved. It was decided 
that Synod adjourn finally at the close of the service Sun- 
day evening. Prayer by Rev. W. H. Hiller. 

At the evening service on Sunday, Mr. Clifford P. Fisher 
was solemnly set apart to the office of the holy ministry ; 
the sermon by Rev. A. G. Voigt; and the ordination cere- 
mony conducted by Rev. R. C. Holland, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 
and Rev. A. G. Voigt. 

Synod closed in due form to meet in annual session in 
Pilgrim church, Davidson county, on Wednesday before 
the first Sunday in May, 1904. 

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, the above is 
a correct record of the one hundredth annual convention of 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina. 

V. Y. BOOZER, Secretary. 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Tuesday, ii A. M. 
Synodical sermon by Rev. R. C. Holland, D D. 

Tuesday, 8 P. M. 
Beneficence or Divine Stewardship by Rev. P. J. Wade. 

Wednesday, 8 P. M. 
Beneficiary Education by Rev. C. W. Kegley. 
Thursday, 8 P. M. 
Missions by Rev. W. A. Dutton. 

Friday, 8 P. M. 
Sermon by Rev. J. A. Morehead, D. D. 

ON SUNDAY. 
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
ii a. M. Rev. J. A. B. Scherer, Ph. D. 
8 p. M. Ordination Sermon, Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D. 

First Methodist Church, 
ii a. M. Rev. George H. Cox, D. D. 
8 P. M. Rev. J. D. Kinard. 

Second Methodist Church, 
ii a. M. Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 

Faith Reformed Church, 
ii a. M. Rev. Edward Fulenwider. 

First Baptist Church, 
ii a. m. Rev. M. G. G. Scherer. 

Main Street M. E. Church. 
ii a.m. Rev. P. J. Wade. 

Haven Evangelical Lutheran Church, 
ii a. M. Rev. T. C Parker. 
8 p. M. Rev. V. C Ridenhour. 

Christ E. L. Church (Spencer), 
ii a. M. Rev. George F. Schaeffer. 

Methodist Church (Spencer), 
ii a. M. Mr. C. A. Ritchie. 

ST. Paul's E. L. Church (County), 
ii a. M. Rev. Jas. D. Kinard. 

Evangelical Lutheran Church (Faith), 
ii a. m. Rev. V. C. Ridenhour. 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 59 



VISITORS AT SYNOD. 



Lutheran ministers who were received as advisory mem- 
bers : 

Revs. J. B. Greiner, D D., W. R. Brown, and T. C. Parker, of the 
Southwestern Virginia Synod ; Revs. W. A. Lutz, J. A. B. Scherer, 
Ph. D., and J. D. Kinard, of the South Carolina Synod ; Revs. J. C. 
Moser, D. D., R. A. Yoder, D. D., A. R. Beck, W. Iv. Darr, and C. L. 
Miller, of the Tennessee Synod; Revs. J. A. Morehead, D. D., and 
M. G. G. Scherer, of the Theological Seminary of the United Synod ; 
Rev. H. E. H. Sloop, of the Mississippi Synod ; Rev. R. L. Patterson, 
of the Allegheny (Pa.) Synod; Revs. F. M. Harr and C. B. Cox, of 
the Holston Synod. 

Theological Students C. A. Ritchie, W. W. Kenerly, and Walter L,. 
Sifford, and Mr. Wm. P. Houseal, managing editor of the Ltdheran 
Visitor, and Prof. G. F. McAllister were made advisory members. 

The presence of President George B. Cromer, LL- D., of Newberry 
College, South Carolina, was noted at the centennial celebration ; also 
that of Revs. A. L- Crouse and D. I. Offman, of the Tennessee Synod. 

Those not Lutherans recognized and invited to a seat 
within the bar of Synod were : 

Rev. W. B. Dutton, Ph. D., pastor Reformed church, Salisbury; 
Rev. H. L,. Atkins, pastor first Methodist church, Salisbury; Rev. C. 
H. Reidisil, pastor Lower Stone Reformed church (county); Rev. J. 
Rumple, D. D., pastor first Presbyterian church, Salisbury; Rev. M. 
E. Parrish, pastor Baptist church, Salisbury; Rev. W. W. Bays, D. D., 
Presiding Elder of the Methodist church, Salisbury, N. C. 



6o MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



MINUTES OF MINISTERIUM. 



The Ministerium helc^ five meetings during the conven- 
tion of Synod from April 28 to May 2, 1903. 

Special matters claiming the attention of the Ministerium 
were : 

1. An application for admission into Synod by Rev. F. 
B. Cunz. 

2. A petition from the council of Augsburg church, Win- 
ston, asking for the ordination of Mr. C. A. Ritchie. 

3. An application for the ordination of Mr. C. P. Fisher. 

On the application of Rev. Cunz, the Committee on Ex- 
amination made the following report, which was adopted : 
(See report of Examining Committee on the Cunz matter 
in Minutes of Synod.) 

The following paper was adopted as an answer to the pe- 
tition of the Augsburg council : 

Inasmuch as Mr. C. A. Ritchie is yet quite a young man, and has 
spent but one session at a seminary, and has expressed a desire to 
complete his theological course, and does not file his personal appli- 
cation for ordination, this Ministerium to which was referred the pe- 
tition of Augsburg church asking for the ordination of Mr. Ritchie, 
deems it best to advise the congregation not to insist upon his ordina- 
tion at this time. 

The Committee on Examination reported that the exami- 
nation of Mr. C. P. Fisher had been highly satisfactory, 
and recommended him for ordination. The recommenda- 
tion was adopted by the Ministerium. 

V. Y. BOOZER, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 6 1 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 2. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

Resolved, j. That the money from the Children's Missionary Socie- 
ties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund for 
Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accredited 
upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

Resolved, 4. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 5. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Com- 
mittee on President's Report, 1896. ) 

Resolved, 6. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Lu- 
theran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 



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A. D. 1803. A. D. 1903. 

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION 

OF THE 

EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 
Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina, 

Organized in St. John's Church, Salisbury, N. C, May 2, 1803. 
Centennial Celebration in St. John's Church, Salisbury, N. C, May 2, 1903. 

FIRST PASTOR PRESENT PASTOR 

1773 t903 

REV. ADOLPH NUSSMAN. REV. J. H. WILSON. 

ORDER OF EXERCISES. 

IO O'CLOCK A. M. 

1. Processional. Hymn, "The Church's One Foundation." Mem- 

bers of Synod and visiting Lutheran Clergy entered the Church 
in processional order, the officers and speakers wearing robes. 

2. Anthem. 

3. Morning Service, by President of Synod, assisted by the Vice- 

President and Secretary. 

4. Hymn No. i. Book of Worship. 

5. Addresses — Centennial Greetings, by Rev. C. B. King, Rev. J. C. 

Moser, D. D., and Rev. J. A. Linn. Response by the President 
of Synod. 

6. Luther's Battle Hymn, No. 68, Book of Worship. 

7. Address — "Our Doctrinal Inheritance and Our Responsibility," 

Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D. 

8. Hymn No. 124, Book of Worship. 

9. Centennial Offerings in behalf of Fund for Disabled Ministers. 
10. Chant — The Lord's Prayer. 

2 o'clock P. M. 

1. Voluntary by the Choir. 

2. Scripture Lesson, Rev. H. M. Brown. 

3. Messages from Sister Synods : Rev. A. R. Beck, representing the 

Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod ; Rev. J. A. B. Scherer, 
representing the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina; 
Rev. J. B. Greiner, representing the Evangelical Lutheran 
Synod of Southwestern Virginia. 

4. Special Prayer and Thanksgiving for Divine blessings upon our 

Synod, Rev. G. F. Schaeffer. 

5. Hymn No. 128, Book of Worship. 

6. Address — "The Voices of a Century," Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 

7. Organ Voluntary by Prof. H. J. Zehm, of Elizabeth College. 

8. Address — "Our Pioneer Ministers ; Their Labors and Trials ; Past 

and Present Compared," Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. 

9. Hymn. 

10. The Lord's Prayer. 

11. Doxology and Benediction. 



PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned 
are authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the 
said pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the 

Evangelical Lutheran church of the Synod, 

elected you and doth through solemnly and in the fear 

of God call you to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach 
the Word of God, administer the Sacraments, attend to the catechi- 
zation of the young, maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the 
other duties of the gospel ministry according to the Word of God and 
the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran church, your services 

to commence on or about i . . . 

(i) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral of- 
fice .... authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 
proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you 
from worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well 
as to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial services 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, 

together with the free use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of 1 . . 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical 
Lutheran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2) — Ifthereshouldbeno parsonage, the clause regarding it should bestricken out. 

(3) — This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Advisory Members 16, 26 

Archivarius and Archives 2, 57, 29-30 

Apportionment, Report of Committee 46-47 

Appropriations, Report of Committee . 56 

Amendments to Constitution Offered 39-40 

Church Extension, Board of 2, 4 

Church Extension, Report of Board of 36-37 

Church Institutions and Education, Report of Committee . . 52 

Centennial Celebration, Program, &c 66 

Credentials, Committee on 3 

Disabled Ministers' Fund, Committee on Plan for 25 

Disabled Ministers' Fund, Plan for 45 

Divine Services . 58 

Delegates to United Synod, Report of 26-28 

Examination, Report of Committee on 39 

Examination of Candidates, Committee on . . 3, 56 

Executive Committee 2, 45 

Executive Committee's Report 21-23 

Executive Committee, Report of Committee on Report . . . 30-31 

Elizabeth College, Report of Committee on Institutions ... 52 

Ex-Secretary's Report . . 37 - 38 

Finance, Report of Committee 41-42 

History of Synod, Report of Depositary 48 

History of Synod, Depositary elected 49 

Letters and Absentees, Report of Committee 49-50 

Memoirs — Special Committee to Prepare . ...... 21 

Memoirs — Revs. Busby and Cone respectively 43, 51 

Mt. Carmel, Report of Committee Relative to 30 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions, 52 

Mont Amoena Seminary, New Members of Board of Trustees, 55 

Minutes, Number of Copies, &c ... 57 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee ... 54 

Ministerium, Minutes of 60 

Missions, Synod's Pledges to 30-31 

New Members of Synod Received 16 

North Carolina College, Report of Joint Special Committee . 31-36 

North Carolina College, Resolutions Relative to 36, 53 

North Carolina College, Committee to Nominate Trustees for 53 

North Carolina College, Special Committee's Report .... 52-53 



INDEX, CONCLUDED. PAGE. 

Officers of Synod 2, 16 

Official Representatives, Reception of 26 

Ordination Sermon 3, 53, 56, 57 

Overture of the Tennessee Synod, Action on 23, 31 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee 44 

Petition of Augsburg Congregation, Action on ....'.. . 48 

President's Report 8-15 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 24-25 

Parochial Tables , 62-65 

Pastor's Call 67 

Reporters to Newspapers . 21 

Resolution Appreciative of Service of late Rev. Carl Boldt . . 29 

Roll of Synod 6-8 

Standing Resolutions 61 

Synodical Calendar 2 

St. Andrew's Congregation, Request of Rev. Fulenwider . . 57 

Special Committees 3 

Special Calendar 4 

Speakers for Next Convention 53, 54-55 

Standing Committees 20 

State of the Church, Report of Committee 44 

Trustees of North Carolina College, New Members 55 

Treasurer's Report 16-20 

Theological Seminary, Report of President of 28-29 

Theological Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions . 52 

Thanks, Resolution of 57 

Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting 4, 55, 57 

United Synod, Annual Appropriation Continued 29 

Vacancies, Report of Committee 38-39 

Visitors at Synod 59 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I904. 

P. A. SLOOP. 

GEO. E. RITCHIE, Esq., Govern, N. C. 

W. H. FISHER, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

MARVEL RITCHIE, Eso., Copal Grove, N. C. 

M. B. STICKLEY, Concord, N. C. 

REV. W. H. HILLER, Concord, N. C. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I905. 

H. C. MCALLISTER, MT. Pleasant, N. C. 
CapT. JONAS COOK, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Rev. H. A. TREXLER, Manning, N. C. 
Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Charlotte, N. C. 
Rev. W. A. DUTTON, Gold Hill, N. C. 
D. R. HOOVER, Concord, N. C. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, 1906. 

Rev. J. A. LINN, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

Rev. H. M. BROWN, Efird's Mills, N. C. 

J. A. CLINE, Concord, N. C. 

J. C. LINGLE, Salisbury, N. C. 

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OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. COX, D. D. 
Vice-President— Rev. B. S. BROWN. 
Secretary— Rev. V. Y. BOOZER. 
Statistical Secretary— Rev. J. H. WILSON. 
Treasurer— Mr. JAMES D. HEILIG. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD, and Rev. J. Q. WERTZ, Rev. J. L 

MORGAN, and Mr. JOHN A. CLINE. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 
REV. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., President. 
Rev. CHARLES B. KING, Secretary. 
Dr. M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 
Capt. JONAS COOK. 
HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Esq. 



ARCHIVARIUS. 
REV. CHARLES B. KING, Charlotte, N. C. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 

FIFTY-FIVE YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 
Rev. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 
REV. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Rev. C. B. MILLER, 

Rev. B. S. BROWN, Rev. C. B. KING. 



SPEAKERS FOR 1905. 



BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Principal. Alternate. 

REV. C. BROWN COX. Rev. T. C. PARKER. 



MISSIONS. 

REV. N. D. BODIE. Rev. V. C. RIDENHOUR. 



BENEFICENCE. 
REV. C. P. FISHER. Rev. F. M. HARR. 



ORDINATION. 

REV. CHARLES B. MILLER. Rev. A. R. BECK. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



Time — Wednesday before the third Sunday in May, 1905. 
Place — Pilgrim church, Davidson county. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 2. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

Resolved, 3. That the money from the Children's Missionary Socie- 
ties be sent to the Treasurer of Synod, marked, "Children's Fund for 
Foreign Missions," and that the amounts thus collected be accredited 
upon the assessments of the various congregations for Foreign Missions. 

Resolved, 4. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 5. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Com- 
mittee on President's Report, 1S96.) 

Resolved, 6. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Lu- 
theran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

One Hundred and First Convention 

OF THE 

Evang. Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina met 
in regular session in Christiana Lutheran church, Rowan 
county, N. C, Rev. N. D. Bodie, pastor, on Wednesday, 
May ii, 1904, at 11 a. m. The synodical sermon was 
preached by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D., the vice-president, 
after which Synod partook of the holy communion. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Wednesday, May ii, 2 p. m. 
Synod was opened according to the regular form. 
The roll was called and the credentials of lay-delegates 
received, making the complete Synodical Roll as follows : 

SYNODICAL ROLL. 

CLERICAL. 

Ministers. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

1. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. . 1849 • • Charlotte, N. C. 



G. F. Schaeffer (a. e.). . 1861 . . Spartanburg, S. C. 

J. H. Fesperman (a. ) . . 1865 . . Salisbury, N. C. 

W. R. Ketchie 1868 . . Kappa, N. C. 

R. L. Brown 1868 . . R. R. 6, Salisbury, N. C. 

R. C. Holland, D. D . . 1869 . . Charlotte, N. C. 

E. P. Parker 1871 . . Gibsonville, N. C. 

Geo. H. Cox, D. D . . . 1872 . . Granite Quarry, N. C. 

H. M. Brown 1873 . . Efird's Mills, N. C. 

B. S. Brown 1878 . . China Grove, N. C. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



SYNODICAL ROLL— CONCLUDED. 

Ministers. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

Rev. T. H. Strohecker (a. e.) . 1880 . . Davidson, N. C. 

" J. H. Wilson 1880 . . Salisbury, N. C. 

" J. O. Wertz 1881 . . China Grove, N. C. 

" A. G. Voigt, D. D. . . . 1883 . . Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 

" C. L. T. Fisher (a. e.) . . 1884 . . Cape Charles, Va. 

" H. A. Trexler 1886 . . Manning, N. C. 

" Chas. B. King ..... 18S7 . . Charlotte, N. C. 

" Chas. B. Miller 1887 . . China Grove, N. C. 

" C. A. Brown 1887 . . R. R. 3, Salisbury, N. C. 

" J. H. C. Fisher 1890 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

" P. J. Wade 1891 . . Linwood, N. C. 

" F. M. Harr 1891 . . R. R. 4, Salisbury, N. C. 

" A. R. Beck 1892 . . Albemarle, N. C. 

" V. Y. Boozer 1894 . . Salisbury, N. C. 

" N. D. Bodie 1894 . . R. R. 3, Salisbury, N. C. 

" H. A. McCullough . . . 1895 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

" W.A.Snyder 1897. . 12 N. 6th St., Wil'ton, N. C. 

" W. A. Dutton 1897 . . R. R. 2, Gold Hill, N. C. 

" W. H. Hiller 1898 . . Concord, N. C. 

" C. L. Miller 1898 . . Salisbury, N. C. 

" C. B. Cox 1898 . . Burlington, N. C. 

" T. C. Parker 1899 . . R. R. 4, Concord, N. C. 

" C. W. Kegley 1901 . . Wilmington, N. C. 

" R. R. Sowers 1901 . . R. R. 4, Burlington, N. C. 

" Edward Fulenwider . . . 1902 . . Concord, N. C. 

" V. C. Ridenhour .... 1902 . . Troutman, N. C. 

" J. L. Morgan 1902 . . Enochville, N. C. 

" C. A. Phillips 1902 . . Rural Hall, N. C. 

" C. P. Fisher 1903 . . Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

" E. P. Conrad 1904 . . Winston, N. C. 

" G. H. L. Lingle .... 1904 . . Gibsonville, N. C. 

" Chas. R. Pless 1904 . . Copal Grove, N. C. 

(a. e.) Absent and excused. (a.) Absent and no excuse rendered. 



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MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



PASTORATES BY COUNTIES, BEGINNING WITH 

ROWAN COUNTY. 



Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


i St. John's . . . 

2 St. Mark's . . 
JXuth. Chapel, 

3 (Center Grove, 


Rev. J. H. Wilson . . . 
. Rev. C. B. Miller . . . 

• Rev. J. Q. Wertz . . . 


A. S. Heilig .... 
M. A. Goodman . 

F. Cline 


Salisbury, N. C. 
China Grove, N. C. 

Glass, N. C. 


(Organ, \ 
* \ Ebenezer, J ' 


Rev. C. A. Brown . . . 


B. A. R. Miller . . 


R. R. 2, Rockwell, N. C. 


/Bethel, 1 
5 (St. Paul's, j ' 


Rev. V. Y. Boozer . . . 


M. G. M. Fisher . 


R. R. 3, Salisbury, N. C. 


f-j Union, t 
°\ Christiana, J - 


Rev. N. D. Bodie . . . 


S. A. Earnhardt. . 


R. R. 4, Salisbury, N. C. 


/Salem, ) 
7 (Grace, J ' ' ' 
S Haven .... 


Rev. H. A. Trexler . . 


Edmund Sifford . 


Manning, N. C. 


Rev. C. L. Miller . . . 
.Vacant. 


P. A. D. Peeler . . 
S. C. Ketchie . . 


R. R. 2, Salisbury, N. C. 
Spencer, N. C. 


( St. Matthew's, 
10 I St. Peter's, 


Rev. F. M. Harr . . . 


Arthur Kluttz . . 


R. R. 6, Salisbury, N. C. 


( St. Luke's, ) 
( Concordia, J ' 


Rev. B. S. Brown . . . 


D. J. Goodman . . 


Cleveland, N. C. 


(St. Enoch, 1 

12 I Trinity, J ' 

13 Wittenberg . . 


J Rev. J. L Morgan . . 


D. M. Isenhour . . 


R. R. 2, Concord, N. C. 


Rev. G. H. Cox .... 


R. B. Peeler .... 


Granite Quarry, N C. 


/Faith, J 

4 1 Emmanuel, J 

("Lebanon, "> 

15X Providence, > 

(St. Matthew's, J 


Rev. C. P. Fisher . . . 
iVacant 


C. L. Brown .... 
J. D. Walker . . . 


R. R. 2, Rockwell, N. C. 
Kappa, N. C. 



CABARRUS COUNTY. 



Pastorate. 



1 St. James . . . . 
/St. Andrew's, ) 
1 Mt. Hermon, J " 

3 Holy Trinity . . 

4 Prosperity . . . 

5 Cold Water . . . 
f- /St. Stephen's, ) 
D (Mt. Olive, j 
7 St. John's . . . 



Delegate. 



Rev. W. H. Hiller . . . John A. Cline . . 

Rev. Edw. FulenwiderC. A. Isenhour . 

Rey. H. A. McCullough H. C. McAllister. 
Rev J. H. C. Fisher. . A. H. Sapp 
Vacant 



Rev. W. A. Dutton 
Rev. T. C. Parker . 



Geo. W. Dry . . 
Luther Ritchie . 



P. O. of Delegate. 

Concord, N. C. 

Concord, N. C. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
R. R. 4, Concord, N. C. 



R. R. 2, Gold Hill, N. C. 
Concord, N. C. 



MECKLENBURG COUNTY. 


Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


1 St. Mark's . . . 


Rev. 


R. C. Holland . . 


M. D. McNeall . . 


Charlotte, N. C. 


NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 



Pastorate. 



1 St. Paul's . . . 

2 St. Matthew's . 



Pa,stor. 



Rev. W. A. Snyder 
Rev. C. W. Kegley . 



Delegate. 



P. O. of Delegate. 



J. H. Rehder 
W. F. Aberly 



; Wilmington, N. C. 
'New Bern, N. C. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 





ALAMANCE COUNTY. 




Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


( Macedonia, "1 
1 j Peace, j ' 


Rev. C. B. Cox .... 


E- E. Workman . 


Burlington, N. C. 



GUILFORD COUNTY. 



Pastorate. 



Low's, 1 

Richland, j 

St. Paul's, J • • 

.Zion, j 

Frieden's, \ 

Sharon, J ' 



Rev. R. R. Sowers . . 
Rev. G. H. L. Lingle . 



Delegate. 



E. B. Shoffner 
H. V. Cobb . . 



P. O. of Delegate. 



R. R. 2, Liberty, N. C. 
McLeansville, N. C. 





FORSYTH 


COUNTY. 




Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


i Augsburg .... 
( Bethany .^ . . . 

2< Nazareth > . . . 
(.Shiloh. . J . . . 


Rev. E. P. Conrad . . 
Rev. C. A. Phillips 


J. A. L. Miller . . 
O. L. Pulliam . . . 


Winston, N. C. 

King, Stokes Co., N. C. 





DAVIDSON 


COUNTY. 




Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


( St. Luke's, ) 

i^ Pilgrim, > 

( Reformation, J 


Rev. P. J. Wade. . . . 


G. W. Conrad . . . 


R. R. i, Lexington, N. C. 





STANLY 


COUNTY. 




Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


i Albemarle . . . 
(St. Martin's, "1 
(Macedonia, J 
(Bethel, ) 

3< Luther's, > . . 
(.Mt. Zion, j 


Rev. A. R. Beck .... 
Rev. H. M. Brown . . 

Rev. Chas. R. Pless . . 


S. H. Hearne . . . 
J S.D. Bost .... 
1 J. W.Fink . . . 

L. O. Ritchie . . . 


Albemarle, N. C. 
Efird's Mills, N. C. 
Plyler, N. C. 

Copal Grove, N. C. 





IREDELL 


COUNTY. 




Pastorate. 


Pastor. 


Delegate. 


P. O. of Delegate. 


(St. Michael's, ) 

i < Amity, ... V 

(St. Paul's, . . J 


Rev. V. C. Ridenhour 


Claude Troutman 


R. R. 2, Statesville, N. C. 



Member Ex-Officio — Mr. James D. Heilig, Treasurer. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

Committee on Credentials : Rev. C. A. Phillips and Rev. 
J. Q. Wertz. 

On motion, the reading of the credentials was dispensed 
with. 

The President being absent his annual report was read 
by the Secretary, received and held for reference to the 
proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Brethren : — Upon the threshold of the second century of 
our Synod's history we greet each other in convention assembled, and 
our greeting is in 

I. NOTES OF REJOICING. 

The records of the first year after our great centennial celebration 
show commendable activity among our churches, due in no small 
measure to the high character and historic interest of that great event. 
It seems to have engendered a higher regard for the Synod, and an 
increased sentiment of loyalty and devotion. Our churches have 
shown unusual anxiety for pastoral service, and the result is they are 
nearly all blessed with the regular administration of the means of 
grace, at the hands of earnest and able pastors. Faithful work has 
characterized the year, and the parochial returns will doubtless show 
a blessed fruitage. 

We rejoice furthermore that we can meet in convention with our 
ministerial ranks unbroken except by honorable transfer of workers 
to other synodical fields. 

We rejoice in the accession to our ministerial roll of brethren from 
other synods, who bring with them not only honorable records, but 
adequate equipment and acknowledged ability for pastoral sendee in 
the fields to which they have been called. 

Moreover our people are advancing in material prosperity, and 
the cheer of hopefulness has entered our churches, and every indica- 
tion points in the direction of progress. Let us thank God and take 
courage. 

Another reason for rejoicing is the evident sentiment prevailing of 
closer union among the Lutherans in North Carolina. At no time 
heretofore has such unreserved expression been given to this senti- 
ment as during the year just past. The loudest note has been sound- 
ed in behalf of "One Lutheran Synod in North Carolina." That note 
has been antiphonal, and without discordant tones. It is evident that 
the most satisfactory solution of the questions pertaining to the sue- 



IO MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

cessful development and vindication of the church in this State lies 
in synodical union. Even nominal distinctions are hurtful. It is 
with pleasure, therefore, that I submit for your consideration a copy 
of certain resolutions adopted at a recent meeting of the North Caro- 
lina Conference of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod, and 
commended to my attention by the president of said conference, 
wherein the question of closer union has been presented for mutual 
consideration between this Synod and the Conference. 

II. RECORD OF SYNODICAL EVENTS AND OFFICIAL ACTS. 
TIME AND PLACE OF THIS CONVENTION. 

For good and satisfactory reasons the Pilgrim congregation sur- 
rendered its claim, and upon invitation from Christiana church the 
one hundred and first convention of this Synod is held in this church 
where we are convened today. The time of meeting was changed from 
April 27 to May 1 1 , and with the concurrence of more than constitutional 
requirement of the members of the ministerium, based on the fact 
that the several applicants for ordination could not otherwise be pres- 
ent. A called session of Synod has been thus avoided. 

APPLICANTS FOR ORDINATION. 
Messrs. Chas. Pless and Geo. H. L. Lingle, of the Senior class of 
United Synod Theological Seminary, Charleston, and Mr. E. P. Con- 
rad of Chicago Theological Seminary, have applied for ordination at 
this convention of Synod. These brethren have been called to pas- 
toral work in our Synod. 

BETHEL CHARGE AND REV. F. B. CUNZ. 

Rev. Cunz vacated this charge June 1, 1903, in pursuance of stipu- 
lation mutually agreed upon. It has been supplied with preaching 
service at different times by Mr. Pless and Rev. C. L. T. Fisher, and 
will soon have a regular pastor. 

DISMISSALS. 

Mav 26, 1903, Rev. R. A. Helms was dismissed to the Evangelical 
Lutheran Synod of the Northwest (General Council). 

May 26, 1903, Rev. W. W. J. Ritchie was dismissed to the Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Virginia Synod. 

March 5, 1904, Rev. V. R. Stickley was dismissed to the Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Virginia Synod. 

April 19, 1904, Rev. J. A. Linn was dismissed to the Evangelical 
Lutheran Holston Synod. 



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MEMBERS RECEIVED. 

July 10, 1903, Rev. N. D. Bodie was received, upon certificate filed, 
from the Evangelical Lutheran Georgia Synod. 

July 31, 1903, Rev. C. Brown Cox was received by transfer from the 
Evangelical Lutheran Holston Synod. 

Sept. 8, 1903, Rev. T. C. Parker was received by transfer from the 
Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Southwestern Virginia. 

Oct. 24, 1903, Rev. F. M. Harr was received by transfer from Hol- 
ston Evangelical Lutheran Synod. 

Dec. 14, 1903, Rev. A. R. Beck was received by transfer from the 
Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod. 

Dec. 20, 1903, Rev. H. A. McCullough was received by transfer from 
the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of South Carolina. 

Feb. 2, 1904, Rev. C. L. Miller was received by transfer from the 
Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod. 

March 12, 1904, Rev. Wm. A. Snyder was received by transfer from 
the Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

Oct. 1, 1903, Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., resigned St. Paul's, Wilming- 
ton, to accept the call to Theological Seminary, United Synod. 

Jan. 1, 1904, Rev. C. A. Brown resigned Frieden's pastorate to ac- 
cept call to Organ pastorate. 

Rev. Chas. A. Phillips has resigned the churches of the Forsythe 
Mission, and has accepted call to Zion charge, Georgia. His resigna- 
tion will take effect May 1, 1904. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

Rev. C. Brown Cox accepted call to Burlington charge and entered 
upon duty July 1, 1903. 

Rev. C. L. Miller was called to Haven and Christ churches, Salis- 
bury, and entered upon duty Oct. 1, 1903. 

Rev. H. A. McCullough was called to Holy Trinity, Mt. Pleasant, 
and entered upon duty Nov. 1, 1903. 

Rev. C. A. Brown was called to Organ pastorate, and entered upon 
duty Jan. 1, 1904. 

Rev. George H. Cox, D.D., was called to Wittenberg church, and 
began service there Jan. 1, 1904. 

Mr. Chas. Pless, candidate for ordination, has been called to Bethel 
charge, and will take charge soon after his ordination. 

Mr. Geo. H. L. Lingle, also candidate for ordination, has accepted 
call to Frieden's pastorate, subject to action of this convention. 



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Mr. E. P. Conrad has accepted call to Augsburg church, Winston, 
subject to action of this Synod upon his application for ordination. 

SUPPEIES. 

Mr. C. A. Ritchie acted as supply of Augsburg church, Winston, 
from May till Oct. i, 1903. 

Mr. Geo. H. L. Lingle supplied Burlington charge during month of 
June, 1903. 

Mr. L. W. Sifford served the Davie mission from June to October, 
1903. 

Mr. Chas. Pless supplied Bethel charge from June to October, 1903. 

Rev. E. P. Parker has been supplying the Davie mission during the 
winter. 

Mr. E. P. Conrad acted as supply for Haven and Christ churches 
from June to October, 1903. 

Rev. C. L. T. Fisher gave valuable service to Bethel charge from 
January to April, 1904. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

Aug. 9, 1903, Rev. J. L. Morgan was installed pastor of Enochville 
charge. Rev. B. S. Brown delivered the charge to the pastor, and the 
President of Synod to the congregation. 

Sept. 6, 1903, Rev. C. P. Fisher was installed pastor of Faith and 
Immanuel, the officiating committee being Rev. J. A. Linn and Rev. 
N. D. Bodie. 

Oct. 25, 1903, Rev. C. Brown Cox was installed pastor of Burlington 
charge by the President of Synod. 

Nov. 1, 1903, Rev. Theo. C. Parker was installed pastor of St. 
John's, Cabarrus, by Rev. C. L. T. Fisher and Rev. W. H. Hiller. 

March 13, 1904, Rev. Wm. A. Snyder was installed pastor of St. 
Paul's, Wilmington, by Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D., who delivered 
the charge to the pastor, and Rev. C. W. Kegley, who delivered the 
charge to the congregation. 

Rev. N. D. Bodie is to be installed pastor of Union and Christiana 
during this convention of Synod, May 15, 1904, by the President of 
the Synod. The charges to pastor and congregation to be delivered 
respectively by Revs. Holland and McCullough. 

CORNER-STONE LAYING. 

On May 21, 1903, the corner-stone of Wittenberg church was laid 
with appropriate ceremony by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D., and Rev. J. 
Q. Wertz, the latter preaching the sermon. This interesting service 
took place on Ascension Day. 

The corner-stone of New Pilgrim church was placed in the founda- 



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tionof this building on the 16th day of April, 1904, Rev. P. J. Wade, 
the pastor, being assisted by the President of the Synod. A large 
audience was in attendance, the sermon being preached by the Presi- 
dent of Synod. 

DEDICATIONS. 

Sharon church, Gibsonville, was dedicated Nov. 22, 1903, during the 
meeting of the Northern Conference, by the President of Synod, as- 
sisted by Rev. C. A. Brown the pastor, and Revs. C. B. Miller, E. P. 
Parker, V. Y. Boozer, and J. L. Morgan. The sermon was preached 
by the President of Synod. 

On Easter Sunday, April 3, 1904, Haven church, Salisbury, Rev. C. 
L. Miller, pastor, was solemnly set apart to be a house of God. The 
pastor was assisted by Rev. J. H. Wilson, who preached the dedica- 
tory sermon. 

Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran church was, in the presence of a large 
concourse of people, dedicated to the worship of the Triune God, on 
the 17th day of April, 1904. The pastor Rev. P. J. Wade was assist- 
ed in this service by the President of the Synod, who delivered the 
dedicatory sermon. 

III. MATTERS CLAIMING YOUR PRESENT CONSIDERATION, 
i . Petition of churches of Davie mission to be put in connection 
with another congregation so regular pastoral service may be main- 
tained. 

2. The election of delegates to the United Synod, which will hold 
its ninth convention at New Market next July. 

3. The fixing of the time for the ordination of candidates who may 
be recommended by the Examining Committee. 

4. The matter of the Synod's obligation with respect to publishing 
the history of the Synod, the note of the Synod for $354, falling due 
May 26, 1904. 

5. The formal reception of that branch of Pilgrim congregation, 
formerly belonging to the Tennessee Synod, and dismissed by said 
Synod to the North Carolina Synod ; and synodical recognition of the 
congregation as now consolidated. 

IV. THE PILGRIM CHURCH. 

It is proper to put on record the important events which are con- 
nected with the history of Pilgrim congregation during the year just 
past. 

The German Reformed congregation, who for a hundred years held 
joint ownership with the Lutherans in the church property, and during 
that time had worshiped in the church alternate Sundays, precipita- 



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ted a crisis resulting in separation, by asserting, in legal proceedings, 
a claim to the entire property. This claim proving untenable, it was 
mutually resolved to sell the entire property, and divide the proceeds 
equally between the Lutherans and Reformed. The two wings of the 
Lutherans united their interests, and the result was that the property 
was sold at auction to the Reformed at a price beyond its market 
value, so that the united Lutheran congregations realized in cash $3,- 
100. With this amount they bought a beautiful site and built a hand- 
some church. When finished and ready for occupancy, on the night 
of the 9th of October, 1903, it was mysteriously burned to the ground. 
This served to draw the North Carolina Synod and the Tennessee 
Synod (Lutherans) into closer union, and on the 19th day of October, 
1903, they united into one congregation, adopting a basis of union 
and electing officers, and thus were consolidated as a congregation in 
connection with the North Carolina Synod. Thus united they re- 
solved to rebuild, and did so, the latter house being more beautiful 
than the former ; and on the 17th day of May, 1904, this house was 
dedicated to the Triune God, the entire cost of over $3,000 having 
been full}' paid. They are happy in their own cherished home, and 
we rejoice with them, and praise them for their Christian spirit of 
fellowship, and their zeal and churchly devotion, and extend to New 
Pilgrim the hand of welcome and fraternal good-will. 

V. RECOMMENDATION. 
I content myself with a single recommendation : That a definite, 
secure, and accessible place be arranged for the archives of Synod, 
and that the scattered documents of Synod be placed in the hands of 
the Secretary of Synod for safe deposit ; and furthermore that the 
Secretary carefully file all available historical matter pertaining to 
our Synod and its churches and institutions, and that a synodical copy 
of the Lutheran Visitor and. Our Church Paper be subscribed for in 
the name of the Secretary, that he may cull from them such items ap- 
pearing from time to time as he may think would aid the future his- 
torian of the Synod — the same to be filed in proper time with the 

Synod's archives. 

VI. CONCLUSION, 

Brethren, I thank you for your kindly aid during the past year, and 
to the other officers of the Synod I would express thankful apprecia- 
tion for their cordial and helpful consideration. Above all, to our Heav- 
enly Father is due the manifest blessing which has come to the con- 
gregations of our beloved Synod during this one hundred and first 
year of its history. Let us ' ' give thanks unto the Lord ; for He is 
good ; for His mercy endureth forever." 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND. 



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ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

Tellers of Election : Messrs. J. A. Cline, H. C. McAllis- 
ter, and E. E. Workman. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows : 

President— Rev: Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 
Vice-President — Rev. B. S. Brown. 
Secretary — Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 
Statistical Secretary — Rev. J. H. Wilson. 
Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 
The officers were duly installed by Rev. C. B. King. 
Hours of Synod were fixed as follows : From 9 a. m. to 
5 p. m. with a noon recess of one hour and thirty minutes. 
Rev. J. F. Deal, of the Tennessee Synod, Rev. V. R. 
Stickley, of the Virginia Synod, and Mr. E. P. Conrad, 
theological student, were made advisory members of Synod. 
Also Mr. A. N. Koontz, who came to Synod with proper 
credentials under the impression that he was entitled to a 
seat as delegate from St. Euke's, Davidson county. 

Rev. J. M. L. Eyerly, of the Reformed church, was ex- 
tended courteous recognition and invited to a seat within 
the bar of Synod. 

The Treasurer read his annual report which was received 
and referred to committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod 

of North Carolina. 

home MISSIONS. 

1903. Dr. 

May 1. To amt. in bank $ 35 45 

To amt. Finance Committee 418 65 

To amt. L. S. Walker and others ... 1 50 

To amt. collection 13 94 

May 8. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig 50 00 

Aug. 31. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig 100 00 

Nov. 6. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig 192 47 



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25. To amt. Rev. B. S. Brown, interest on 

note to May 1, 1904 60 00 J 872 01 

Cr. 

2. By chk. Rev. A. R. Beck to May 1, 1902 .$ 50 00 

By chk. Rev. C. A. Phillips, June r, 1903. 37 50 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 30 00 

30. By chk. Rev. G. H. L. Lingle 25 00 

6. By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 20 00 

4. By chk. Rev. E. P. Conrad 43 75 

10. By chk. Rev. C. A. Phillips 37 50 

11. By chk. Rev. W. L. Sifford 25 00 

29. By chk. Rev. E. P. Conrad 29 16 

10. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 50 00 

10. By chk. Rev. C. P. Fisher 25 00 

18. By chk. Rev. C. A. Phillips 37 50 

15. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 37 50 

16. By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 30 00 

2. By chk. Rev. C. L. Miller 43 75 

By chk. Rev. G. H. L. Lingle 15 00 

12. By chk. Rev. Charles A. Phillips ... 37 50 

1. By chk. Rev. C. L. Miller 43 75 

6. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

6. By chk. Rev. C. P. Fisher 25 00 

By amt. to balance . . . 185 35 $ 872 01 

synodicae treasury. 
Dr. 

1. Tobal I 4 20 

To amt. Finance Committee 615 21 $ 619 41 

Cr. 

1. By amt. St. James note $ 89 00 

By amt. chk. Henkel & Co 6 00 

3. By amt. Prof, salary, seminary .... 52 46 
By amt. Dr. M. L. Stevens, Treas. Board 

Church Extension 100 00 

5. By amt. Messrs. Henkel & Co., minutes . 144 78 
By amt. Rev. C. B. King, salary .... 15 00 
By amt. Peter Caldwell, sexton .... 5 00 

6. By amt. Dr. R. C. Holland, programs , 19 25 
5. By amt. Rev. V. Y. Boozer, printing . . 5 70 
10. By amt. Queen City Printing Co ... . 14 55 
12. By amt. Rev. C. B. Cox, expenses Greens- 
boro, &c 10 00 



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I904. 

March 17. By amt. to Chas. H. Duls, treasurer . . $21 00 

Byamt. to balance 136 67 $ 619 41 

beneficiary education. 
1903. Dr. 
May 1. To amt. collections, St. John's $ 13 51 

To amt. Finance Committee 16S 55 $ 182 06 

1903. Cr. 

Oct. 17. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman . . . . $ 25 00 

Nov. 6. By amt. paid Rev. Chas. R. Pless ... 25 00 

Dec. 18. By amt. paid Rev. Chas. R. Pless ... 25 00 

Dec. 31. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman .... 25 00 

1904. 

March 12. By amt. paid Reuben Goodman .... 25 00 

March 14. By amt. paid Rev. C. R. Pless 50 00 

By amt. to balance 7 06 $ 182 06 

theological professor's salary. 

1903. Dr. 

May 3. To amt. from Finance Committee . . . $ 147 54 

To amt. Synodical Treasury 52 46 $ 200 00 

1903. Cr. 

May 5. By chk. Hon. C. M. Efird $ 200 00 $ 200 00 

orphan fund. 

1903. Dr. 

May 2. To amt. Finance Committee $ 5 00 

Oct. 7. To amt. St. John's, Salisbury 27 50 

Nov. 16. To amt. Lutheran Chapel .- 8 20 

To amt. St. Matthew's 5 50 

To amt. Albemarle 3 50 

To amt. Center Grove 8 60 

To amt. Burlington 6 25 

Dec. 29. To amt. Holy Trinity 7 54 

1904. 

Jan. 12. To amt. Christiana 6 21 $ 78 30 

Cr. 

Dec. 16. By check Paul S. Davis, treasurer . . . $ 41 50 

By amt. in bank 36 80 $ 78 30 

church extension. 

1903. Dr. 

May 1. To amt. Finance Committee $ 74 85 $ 74 85 

Cr. 

May 5. By chk. Dr. M. D. Stevens $ 74 85 $ 74 85 



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home missions — united synod. 
1903. Dr. 

May 1. To amt. Finance Committee $ 130 04 $ 130 04 

Cr. 

May 5. By chk. J. W. Eberly, Esq $ 130 04 $ 130 04 

foreign missions. 
1903. Dr. 

May 1. To amt. Finance Committee $ 112 04 $ 112 04 

Cr. 
May 5. By chk. J. W. Eberly, Esq $ 112 04 $ 112 04 

disabled ministers' fund. 

1903. Dr. 

May 2. To amt. collection St. John's, Salisbur)' . $ 28 00 
To amt. Rev. W. H. Stuttz ...'... 5 00 

To amt. Rev. W. A. Dutton 2 25 $ 35 25 

atlanta mission. 

1903. Dr. 

June 10. St. Mark's, China Grove $ 3 72 

June 13. St. Paul's, Wilmington 13 17 

St. John's, Salisbury 34 66 $ 51 55 

Cr. 

July 6. By chk. J. W. Eberly, Esq 5 1 55 $ 51 55 

Most respectfully submitted, 
May 11, 1904. JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer. 

The following report was adopted : 

REPORT OF EX-SECRETARY. 

As directed by Synod at the last convention your Secretary had only 
1500 copies of the Minutes printed. The bill of $ 132.47 for the same 
is herewith submitted. 

The contract for printing 2000 copies of this convention's Minutes 

has been given to Messrs. Henkel & Co. at $ per page. They 

agree to have the Minutes ready for shipment within three weeks after 
copy is in their hands, or forfeit $ 1.50 per day for time over three weeks. 

Respectfully submitted, 

May 9, 1904. V. Y. BOOZER. 

The President announced the following standing com- 
mittees : 



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STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. President's Report. — Revs. J. H. Wilson, J. L. Morgan, 
Edward Fulenwider, and Messrs. A. S. Heilig and M. A. 
Goodman. 

2. State of the Church. — Revs. B. S. Brown, P. J. Wade, 
and Messrs. C. E. Brown and H. C. McAllister. 

3. Church Institutions. — Revs. V. C. Ridenhour, W. H. 
Hiller, and Messrs. F. Cline and Boyden Miller. 

4. Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. C. B. King, A. 
G. Voigt, C. B. Miller, and Messrs. C. A. Isenhour and 
Edmund Sifford. 

5. Minutes and JJyifinished Business.— Revs. C. B. Cox, 
Theo. C. Parker, C. E. Miller, and Messrs. S. C. Ketchie 
and A. Kluttz. 

6. Letters and Petitions. — Revs. J. Q. Wertz, V. C. Riden- 
hour, R. L. Brown, and Messrs. D. M. Isenhour and A. Sapp. 

7. Vaca?icies. — Revs. A. R. Beck, C. A. Phillips, and 
Messrs. Geo. M. Dry and Euther Ritchie. 

8. Finances. — Messrs. J. A. Cline, J. H. Rehder, and R. 
B. Peeler. 

9. Appropriations. — Revs. H. M. Brown, C. W. Kegley, 
and Messrs. W. F. Aberly and E. E. Workman. 

10. Apportionments. — Revs. W. A. Dutton, C. A. Brown, 
and Messrs. L. Pulliam and G. W. Conrad. 

11. Pastoral Districts. — Revs. C. P. Fisher, E. P. Parker, 
and Messrs. E. O. Ritchie and Claude Troutmau. 

Adjourned with the Eord's Prayer and benediction by the 
President. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Thursday, May 12, 9 a. m. 
Devotional service was conducted by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 
Minutes read and approved. 

The following report was presented : 



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REPORT OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee would respectfully submit the following report : 
Five meetings were held during the year. The matters referred to 
the Executive Committee by Synod at its last meeting have had our 
careful attention. 

i. Synodical Missionary. — For lack of funds we were unable to car- 
ry out Synod's wish and put a synodical missionary in the field. 

2. Lexington. — Lack of funds also kept us from undertaking work 
at Lexington, yet we hope Synod may soon be in a position to begin 
work at this point. 

3. Sale of History of Synod. — Student E. L. Ritchie was employed 
during his vacation to sell the History of Synod. He sold 180 copies. 

4. Vacancies. — Vacancies were supplied by theological students dur- 
ing the summer as follows : Bethel pastorate (Stanly) b3* Mr. C. R. 
Pless, Burlington by Mr. G. H. L. Lingle, Haven and Christ's by Mr. 
E. P- Conrad, Davie Mission by Mr. L. W. Sifford. 

5. The St. Andrew's Petition. — The petition of St. Andrew's rela- 
tive to their church lot was placed in the hands of a special committee, 
which committee has not been able to investigate the matter. 

6. Rides for Disbursing Disabled Ministers' Fund. — As rules for the 
disbursement of the Disabled Ministers' Fund your committee would 
submit the following constitution and ask that it be substituted for 
"item 4 " in committee's report on said fund, Minutes 1903, page 45. 

Constitution of the Board of Trustees of the Disabled Min- 
isters' Fund of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod 
and Ministerium of North Carolina* 
Article I. 
Sec. 1. The object of this Board shall be the devising of ways and 
means for raising funds for the relief or support of indigent, disabled, 
or superannuated ministers in connection with the Evangelical Lu- 
theran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina. 

Sec. 2. The collection and reception by gift, loan, grant, devise, or 
other legal manner, property real, personal, and mixed. 

Sec. j. The holding and using of the same in the name of and in 
trust for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North 
Carolina, and for the purpose aforesaid. 

Sec. 4. The disposing of the same in the name of and by the direc- 
tion of the said synod, and in accordance with the will or direction of 
the person or persons presenting, loaning, granting, devising, &c. 

Article II. 
The business of this Board shall be managed and controlled by the 



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North Carolina Synod through a board of five trustees ; namely, two 
ministers, two laymen, and the Treasurer of Synod. One minister and 
one layman shall be elected for one year, and one minister and one 
layman for two years ; and thereafter one minister and one layman at 
each annual meeting of Synod. Three members shall constitute a 
quorum. 

Article III. 

The Board of Trustees shall elect, annually, from among themselves 
a president, vice-president, and secretary whose duties shall be as 
follows : 

Sec. i. The president shall call all meetings of the Board, whenever 
necessary, and shall preside over the same. In case of the absence, 
death, or removal from the synod of the president, the vice-president 
shall act ; and in case of the absence or removal or death of both 
president and vice-president, the secretary shall act until the next 
annual meeting of synod. 

Sec. 2. The secretary shall keep a full and complete record of all 
the proceedings and transactions of the Board, and shall present the 
same for inspection at each annual meeting of the synod. 

Sec. j. The treasurer of the synod shall always be the treasurer of 
the Board, and shall have charge of all of the funds of .the Board. He 
shall collect all the income, and make all payments only on the writ- 
ten order of the president. He shall make a full and itemized report 
to every annual meeting of synod, stating in writing the amounts and 
from whence collected, the amount on hand, the amounts and how 
invested, how much and to whom disbursed, &c, &c. His reports 
and his books shall be audited, annually, by a committee appointed 
by the synod. If deemed advisable by the synod he shall give a bond 
for the faithful discharge of his trust. 

Article IV. 

The sources of income of the Board shall be as follows : 

Sec. i. All ministers who receive an annual salary of $600 or more 
shall pay to the fund one per cent, of the salary. 

Sec. 2. All ministers who receive a salary of less than $600 shall pay 
to the fund one half of one per cent, of the salary. 

Sec. j. Each and every congregation shall pay to the fund three 
cents per capita per annum on the " Resident Communicant Member- 
ship ' ' of the congregation as reported in the Parochial Report. 

Sec. 4. Any and all bequests or legacies that may be given to the 
fund. 

Sec. 5. The Board of Trustees may also, if it thinks proper, devise 



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other suitable means to increase the fund ; such as, the appointment of 
agents to solicit donations, &c. 

All funds received from all sources that are not required for the im- 
mediate relief of approved applicants, shall be invested in accordance 
with the judgment of the Board. 

Article V. 

Sec. i . No disbursements of the fund shall be made except by a ma- 
jority vote of the Board. 

Sec. 2. When a minister applies or is recommended for assistance 
from the fund, the Board must have satisfactory evidence that he is a 
member of the Synod in good and regular standing — -that by reason of 
sickness, old age, or other providential cause, he is incapable of self- 
support, and in the judgment of the Board is worthy of such support. 

Article VI. 
The Board of Trustees shall make its appropriations at such times 
and in such amounts as its judgment may dictate ; but it shall never 
appropriate more than is actually on hand at the time, nor make any 
pledges on the future income of the fund. 

Article VII. 
The Board of Trustees shall have power to make such by-laws as are 
necessary for its government, provided that they do not conflict with 
any of the provisions of this constitution. 

Article VIII. 
This constitution shall not be altered nor amended except by a two- 
thirds vote of the Synod, at an annual convention ; and in all such 
cases the alterations or amendments contemplated must be proposed 
by the Board of Trustees, and must be reported in writing to the pres- 
ident of S3 ,, nod, and published in our church papers not less than two 
months before the meeting of Synod. 

BENEFICIARIES. 
Synod has had but two beneficiaries during the year : Mr. C. R. 
Pless, Senior in the Theological Seminary of the United Synod, and 
Mr. R. A. Goodman, Sophomore at Roanoke College. Reports of the 
class standing of these young men are very good. They have received 
aid to the amount of $100 and $75 respectively. 

HOME MISSIONS. 
Our home missions have all been supplied with pastors. 
At the request of the Northern Conference Rev. E. P. Parker has 
supplied the Davie mission. 



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Rev. C. B. Cox was called to the Burlington pastorate and took 
charge July 1, 1903. 

Rev. C. D. Miller entered upon his duties as pastor of Haven and 
Christ's churches October 1, 1903 

Inasmuch as the Wittenberg congregation declined to enter into the 
proposed Faith pastorate it became necessary to appropriate $50 to 
the pastorate to aid them in securing pastoral service. 

Pastorates now receiving aid are : St. Andrew's and Mt. Hermon ; 
Haven and Christ's ; Faith and Emmanuel ; Albemarle ; Macedonia 
and Peace ; Forsythe mission ; Davie mission. Most of these are in a 
growing and hopeful state. The missionaries have all done faithful 
and commendable service, and are worthy the confidence and support 
of Synod. 

By request Rev. C. B. Cox, in December, visited Greensboro, High 
Point, and Thomasville to ascertain the prospects for establishing 
churches at these points. He reported the field inviting and the 
work urgent. Thereupon a special committee was appointed to visit 
Greensboro with a view to putting a missionary at that point. An ap- 
pointment was made by this committee to hold sendees there, but 
rough weather interfered, and so nothing has been done. 

Our attention was called to the peculiar situation of the church at 
Spencer ; it being made clear that if our church is ever to meet the de- 
mands of that rapidly growing town, situated in the very center of 
our Lutheran territory, a pastor must be located on the ground. To 
this end the request which came from Haven and Christ's churches to 
divide the pastorate and allow each to have its own pastor was granted. 
Haven is to receive an appropriation from Synod at the rate of $150 an- 
nually. Christ's church is to receive an appropriation of $200 and give 
up one-fourth of the time of their pastor for work at High Point or 
Greensboro, if desired. This arrangement went into effect May 1, 1904. 
Rev. C. L. Miller has been retained as pastor of Haven. Christ church 
has not secured a pastor. We hope Synod will approve this action. 

FINANCIAL TABLE SHOWING APPROPRIATIONS AND INDEBTEDNESS 
FOR YEAR ENDING MAY I, I904. 

Beneficiaries. 

Appropriated. Paid. Due. 

To Mr. C. R. Pless | 100 00 | 100 00 

To Mr. R. A. Goodman .... 75 00 75 00 

Home Missions. 
To St. Andrew's pastorate ... $ 100 00 | 50 00 $ 50 00 

To Haven and Christ's 175 00 164 41 14 59 

To x\lbemarle 200 00 200 00 



24 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



To Burlington mission .... 

To Forsythe mission 

To Faith and Emmanuel . . 
To G. H. L. Tingle (supply) . . 
To L. W. Sifford (supply) . . 

Amount still due home missions 



145 85 


131 25 


14 60 


150 00 


112 50 


37 50 


50 00 


50 OO 




15 00 


15 OO 




25 00 


25 OO 





$ 316 69 



Other Appropriations. 

For stationery for Executive Committee $ 5 70 

To Rev. C. B. Cox, trav. expenses in doing extra mission work . 10 00 

To the President of S}mod for postage, etc . 5 00 

Your committee has used economy when possible without curtailing 
the work Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND, 
GEO. H. COX, 
V. Y. BOOZER, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
J. D. HEILIG, 
C. M. THOMSON. 

Report received and referred to committee. 

On motion, a special committee was appointed to confer 
with a similar committee from the North Carolina Confer- 
ence of the Tennessee Synod relative to a closer co-operation 
and union. Committee : Revs. R. C. Holland, G. H. Cox, 
and Mr. M. G. M. Fisher. 

The following were appointed reporters to papers : Rev. 
C. L. Miller to Salisbury papers, Mr. John A. Cline to Con- 
cord Times, Rev. C. B. King to Charlotte Observer, Rev. J. 
Q. Wertz to Lutheran Visitor, Rev. A. R. Beck to Our 
Church Paper. 

The following reports were presented by Rev. H. A. 
McCullough and Mr. H. C. McAllister : 

REPORT OF THE PRINCIPALS OF THE COLLEGIATE IN- 
STITUTE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF 
NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

Gentlemen : — On the 30th day of July, 1903, you authorized us to 
open and conduct a school at Mt. Pleasant, N. C. , in the buildings of 
the North Carolina College. Owing to the late announcement, and 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

the fact that the territory had been already canvassed by the agents 
of other schools, we were at a disadvantage in securing students for 
this session. We were at an additional disadvantage in that one of 
the principals was unable to assume his regular duties before Novem- 
ber 1st. To conduct such a school as we had in mind we realized that 
the service of a third man would be necessary. We were fortunate in 
securing the services of Prof. A. Blackwelder who has charge of the 
preparatory department. Also the services of Rev. Prof. J. A. Linn 
were secured until the second principal arrived. 

The Collegiate Institute was advertised to open Sept. 16th, and the 
preliminary work relative to the opening of the school was begun. 
Considering the unfavorable circumstances under which we began, 
the attendance for the session has been all that we could have reason- 
ably expected. We have enrolled thirty-five students, representing 
several counties. The application and deportment of the students 
have been exceptionally good. Never have we witnessed better con- 
duct on the part of the students, and the school has run without fric- 
tion. Among the advanced students several have expressed their 
purpose to enter the Gospel ministry. 

The income to the school from tuition and room rent . $524 54 
From interest on invested endowment 130 69 

Total $655 23 

We have expended for canvassing, advertising, repairs, 

fuel, service, and incidentals $233 35 

Of this amount $45.45 was spent for repairs and improvements on 
the buildings and grounds. We have at considerable expense fitted 
up a neat reading-room and furnished it with a line of good periodi- 
cals, papers, and magazines for the benefit of the students. We have 
also rented a desirable athletic ground which is now being used by 
the students. The faculty arranged for a course of lectures to be de- 
livered during the session, which have proved highly interesting and 
instructive to both faculty and students. 

We are pleased to be able to report a valuable donation to the 
library, consisting of about two hundred volumes of Scientific works, 
donated by Mrs. Lucy D. and Miss Emily Siverly, widow and sister 
of the late Walter Siverly, Ph. D., of Oil City, Pa. There are three 
libraries in connection with the Institution — the College Library, the 
Libraries of the Philalaethian and Pi Sigma Phi Literary Societies. It 
is the opinion of the faculty that it would be decidedty advantageous 
to the Institution and the students to consolidate these three libraries 
into one. There ;s a room suitable for the combined library, and 



26 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

we beg to suggest to the Board the advisability of uniting them. The 
lack of a suitable hall in which to hold commencement and other pub- 
lic exercises has been and is a serious disadvantage to the Institution. 
Hitherto the church has been used for the purposes named ; but to 
continue this is neither convenient nor desirable. We have in mind 
a plan which will meet the requirements and give the Institution a 
suitable hall on its own grounds. If the libraries are consolidated as 
has been suggested, by the removal of a partition, the entire second 
story of one of the wing buildings can be converted into an auditorium 
sufficiently large to meet ordinary demands. This change can be 
made at a small cost, and we beg to bring it to the consideration of 
the Board. 

We would urge upon the Board the necessity of having the resi- 
dence and the south wing building recovered during the summer. 
Both buildings are being greatly damaged by leaks. It is believed 
that if the Board would provide the material for the new roofs, the 
community would do the work. 

The outlook for the future of the Institution, from the Faculty's 
point of view, is encouraging. The relation between Faculty and stu- 
dents has been very close, and general satisfaction prevails. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. McCULLOUGH, 
G. F. MCALLISTER, 

Principals. 
JONAS COOK, Treasurer Board of Trustees of 

North Carolina College, in account with same. 
1903. Dr. 

June 15. To cash from Jethro Allman — use of campus 2 days . $ 3 16 
Sept. 1. To cash from Tuscarora Cotton Mill, semi-annual 

interest on note 3 98 

Sept. 10. To cash from Tuscarora Mill, dividend on 3 shares. 12 00 
Oct. 6. To cash from M. B. Stickley, attorney, net sale of 

Ritchie land 295 50 

1904. 

Jan. 5. To cash from Jno. R. Rowland, interest on his note, 22 50 

Jan. 16. To cash from A. S. Heilig, attorney, interest money 

collected 82 71 

Jan. 20. To cash from W. F. Snider, Esq. , on his subscrip- 
tion to refund debt ••.... 25 00 

Feb. 3. To cash from G. M. Moose on his subscription to 

refund debt 25 00 

Feb. 5. To cash from W. H. Fisher on his subscription to 

refund debt 25 00 



MINUSES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

Feb. 9. To cash from Monroe Alelchor, his subscription to 

refund debt $100 00 

Feb. 11. To cash from L. A. Ridenhour, interest on his note, 6 95 
Feb. To cash from John L-. Fink, interest on his note . . 6 00 

Feb. 18. To cash from Jonas Cook, his subscription to refund 

debt 175 00 

Mar. 1. To cash from Tuscarora Cotton Mill, semi-annual in- 
terest 6 75 

Mar. 16. To cash from Tuscarora Cotton Mill, dividend on 3 

shares 12 00 

April 7. To cash from Rev. Prof. J. H. C. Fisher, interest on 

Seminary note 88 40 

1903. 

Sept. 23. To cash from W. H. Fisher, rent from cotton ... 17 63 

Oct. 9. To cash from W. H. Fisher, rent from cotton .... 15 57 

Nov. 7. To cash from W. H. Fisher, rent from cotton .... 9 33 

Dec. 23. To cash from W. H. Fisher, rent from cotton ... 63 

1904. 

April 11. To cash from Jonas Cook, donated to balance this 

account 5 32 



f93§ 43 
1903. Cr. 

May 25. By cash to my credit from last report $ 5 32 

June 16. By cash paid Cook & Foil, on account 316 

Sept. 7. By cash paid Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., to pay for 

folders "' 9 3° 

Oct. 1. By cash paid D. B. Coltrane, cashier, on Rev. Lutz 

and trustees' note . . 12 00 

Oct. 13. By cash paid Prof. G. F. McAllister, repair on hall 

and grounds 

Nov. 3. By cash paid Prof. G. F. McAllister on hall lamp 
1904. 

Jan. 5. By cash paid Rev. Prof. M. G. G. Scherer on note . 
Jan. 15. By cash paid Messrs. Henkel & Co. in full of note* . 
Jan. 16. By cash paid Prof. G. F. McAllister, balance on lamp, 
Feb. 11. By cash paid do. Treas. Faculty . 

Feb. 20. By cash paid do. Treas. Faculty . 

Feb. 18. By cash paid D. B. Coltrane, cashier, in full of Rev. 

Lutz and Trustees' note 159 19 

Feb. 26. By cash paid John K. Patterson, $4, 384, f insurance on 

buildings ... 56 99 

* Messrs. Henkel & Co. donated of their claim $90. f Expires December 27, 1904. 



3 


5o 


22 


5o 


>75 


00 


1 


00 


6 


95 


6 


00 



28 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

Feb. 26. By cash paid G. G. Richmond, $1,000, § insurance on 

buildings $30 00 

By cash paid Prof. G. F. McAllister, Treas. Faculty, 6 79 

By cash paid do. Treas. Faculty 

By cash paid do. Treas. Faculty 

By cash paid Rev. J. H. Keller, balance account . 

By cash paid Cook & Foil, account rendered . . 

Cash on hand and in bank 



Mar. 


1. 


Mar. 


16. 


April 


7- 


April 


7- 


April 


11. 


April 


11. 



12 


00 


68 


40 


20 


00 


15 


39 


217 69 



#938 43 
Respectfully submitted, 
April 11, 1904. JONAS COOK, Treasurer. 

Supplementary Report of JONAS COOK, Treasurer Board 
Trus. North Carolina College, to His Report April i, 1904. 
MT. Pleasant, N. C, May 11, 1904. 
1904. Dr. 

April 12. To cash on hand in bank $ 217 69 

April 5. To cash Rufus W. Misenheimer, in bank . 50 00 ref. debt. 
April 5. To cash John A. Cline, in bank .... 25 00 ref. debt. 
April 23. To cash W. Iy. Hahn, interest money . 7 00 

$ 299 69 $ 299 69 
1904. Cr. 

April 12. To cash paid Charles Isenhour . . . . $ 100 00 
April 22. To cash paid Hugh W. Barrier .... 100 00 
April 23. To cash paid G. F. McAllister, Treas. Fac. 7 00 
April 25. To cash paid M. B. Stickley 5 00 

I 212 00 $ 212 00 

Bal. cash on hand in bank I 87 69 

JONAS COOK, Treasurer. 

Reports received and referred to committee. 
This resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, 1. That the hearty thanks of Synod are hereby extended 
to our Treasurer, Mr. James D. Heilig, who, since 1896, has so effi- 
ciently and faithfully served us without remuneration. 

Resolved, 2. That hereafter, beginning with this convention of 1904, 
the Treasurer shall be remunerated for his services ; and that a special 
committee be now appointed to confer with the Treasurer as to the 
amount of remuneration, and report at tomorrow morning's session. 

g Expires Sept. 16, 1906. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

Committee : Revs. P. J. Wade and C. B. Miller. 

Reports on trie State of the Church were begun. Pend- 
ing the hearing of these reports, Synod adjourned for divine 
service. Sermon on beneficence by Rev. H. M. Brown. 



THIRD SESSION. 



Thursday, 2:30 p. m. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. J. M. L,. Eyerly, 
Ph. D. 

Rev. J. C. Moser, D. D., of the Tennessee Synod, was 
received as an advisory member of Synod. 

The following committees were appointed : 

1. To nominate members of the Board of Trustees of 
North Carolina College and Mount Amoena Seminary : 
Revs. W. R. Ketchie and R. L. Brown and Mr. S. H. Hearne. 

2 . To nominate speakers for the next convention of Synod : 
Revs. R. R. Sowers and E. P. Parker and Mr. P. A. D. 
Peeler. 

The following paper was adopted : 

Concord, N. C, May 12, 1904. 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina : 

I, John K. Patterson, committee appointed to sell the Blackwelder 
land in Cabarrus county at or near Mount Gilead church, No. 5 Town- 
ship, report that I have sold or bargained the said lands, consisting of 
44 acres, to J. C. Misenheimer for $880. 

JOHN K. PATTERSON, Committee. 

Upon hearing and considering the report of John K. Pat- 
terson as to the sale of the 44 acres of land known as the 
Wiley Blackwelder land, situated in Cabarrus county, N. 
C, No. 5 Township, at or near Mount Gilead church, to J. 
C. Misenheimer for $880, it is ordered by the Evangelical 
L,utheran Synod of North Carolina that to complete said 
sale to J. C. Misenheimer as reported, a proper deed be made 
to said Misenheimer on the part of the said Synod and the 



30 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

proceeds disbursed as follows : three-fourths to the Hvang. 
IvUth. Synod of North Carolina and one-fourth to St. James 
Evang. Luth. church, Concord, N. C. 

Reports on the State of the Church resumed and concluded. 

On motion, Rev. W. H. Greever, of the South Carolina 
Synod, Mr. W. P. Houseal, business manager of the Lu- 
theran Visitor, and Mr. Geo. H. Single, theological student, 
were made advisory members of Sjmod. 

The following report was presented : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Your Committee on Report of the President of Synod beg to report 
that this report shows a careful oversight and direction of the inter- 
ests of the Synod, and merits the highest commendation of the Synod. 

It is recommended : 

i. That the official acts reported therein be approved. 

2. That a committee of two pastors and one layman be appointed 
to confer with the committee appointed by the North Carolina Con- 
ference of the Tennessee Synod, relative to a closer co-operation be- 
tween the Tennessee Synod and this Synod. 

3. That the petition of the Davie Mission be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Pastoral Districts. 

4. That Synod elect delegates to the United Synod. 

5. That the ordination of candidates be had after Sunday morning's 
service. 

6. That the Treasurer be directed to pay, when due, Synod's note 
for publishing the history of the North Carolina Synod. 

7. That the Tennessee Synod element of Pilgrim congregation be 
hereby received into full connection with this Synod. 

8. (a) That the archivarius be authorized to provide, if practicable, 
at Elizabeth College, a place for the safe keeping of the archives of 
the Synod. 

(b) That $50 be hereby appropriated therefor. 

(c) That the secretary be directed to subscribe in the name of the 
Synod for the Lutheran Visitor and Our Church Paper so that he 
may preserve such clippings as will be of historic interest, and forward 
them to the archivarius. 

J. H. WILSON, 
J. L. MORGAN, 
M. A. GOODMAN, 
A. S. HEILIG. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 31 

Report adopted. 

The following report was received for consideration by 
item : 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE EXECUTIVE 
COMMITTEE'S REPORT. 

Your Committee on the Executive Committee's Report have exam- 
ined the committee's report and note the fact that they have carefully 
discharged their duties in executing the business referred to them t>3' 
the Synod. We recommend the following : 
1st. That items 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 be adopted. 

2d. That item 6, referring to the proposed constitution for the Board 
of Trustees of the Disabled Ministers' Fund, be printed in full in con- 
nection with the Executive Committee's Report, and that the same be 
taken under consideration one year hence, with the view of adoption. 
3d. That the items referring to Beneficiaries and Home Missions, 
and the disbursement of moneys for current expenses connected with 
the committee's work, be adopted. 

4th. That the Executive Committee for the ensuing year take steps 
to place a synodical missionary in the field at an early date. 

5th. That the Synod thank the Executive Committee for the faith- 
ful manner in which they have conducted the affairs of the Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. KING, 
CHAS. B. MIDLER, 
A. G. VOIGT, 
C. A. ISENHOUR, 
ED. SIFFORD. 

Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 adopted. Adopted as a whole. 

On motion, the regular order was suspended in order to 
elect delegates to the United Synod. 

Adjourned, pending the election of delegates to United 
Synod. 

All united in the Lord's Prayer, led by Rev. J. F. Deal. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



Friday, MAy 13, 9 a. m. 
Devotional service by Rev. P. J. Wade. 



32 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

After the reading of the minutes, Rev. J. P. Davis, Meth- 
odist, was recognized and invited to a seat within the bar 
of Synod. 

The election of delegates to the United Synod was re- 
sumed and resulted as follows : 

clerical. 
Principals. Alternates. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Rev. H. M. Brown, 

Rev. C. B. King, Rev. C. A. Brown, 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D., Rev. J. L. Morgan, 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer, Rev. H. A Trexler, 

Rev. J. H. Wilson, Rev. H. A. McCullough, 

Rev. B. S. Brown, Rev. F. M. Harr, 

Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., Rev. C. B. Cox, 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz, Rev. N. D. Bodie, 

Rev. C. B. Miller. Rev. A. R. Beck. 

LAY. 

Principals. Alternates. 

Mr. J. H. Render, Mr. M. G. M. Fisher, 

Mr. Jas. D. Heilig, Mr. P. D. Linn, 

Mr. H. C. McAllister, Mr. C. T. Bernhardt, 

C. H. Duls, Esq., Mr. S. A. Earnhardt, 

Prof. F. B. Brown, Mr. E. E. Workman, 

Mr. S. H. Hearne, Mr. James Efird, 

Mr. W. F. Aberly, Mr. L. O. Ritchie, 

Mr. John A. Cline, M. B. Stickley, Esq., 

Mr. J. L. Schulenberger. Mr. M. A. Goodman. 

On motion, the hour of 10:50 was fixed for Rev. W. H. 
Greever, associate editor of the Ltdheran Visitor, to present 
the plans and claims of the paper. 

The following report was received and referred to com- 
mittee : 

REPORT OF PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF 
MONT AMOENA FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C, May ii, 1904. 

Mont Amoena Female Seminary has enjoyed another prosperous 
year ; and it is my pleasure to report : 

First, That ninety-two students were enrolled this last scholastic 
year — sixteen of whom will be given certificates of graduation at com- 
mencement. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 33 

Second, That the work of the school was good ; and that the de- 
portment of the students was never better. 

Third, That the health of students was unusually good. 

Fourth, That all expenses were promptly met. 

Fifth, That, as rental, the Board received this last year one hundred 
and fifty dollars {$150) of which eighty-eight dollars and forty cents 
($88.40) was paid to the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of North 
Carolina College as interest money on one thousand four hundred and 
seventy-three dollars and forty-three cents ($1473.43) due said North 
Carolina College by mortgage note ; which debt is further secured by 
an insurance policy of $1,400, expiring Febuary 11, 1906. The balance 
of the rental money was expended on repairs. 

Commending Mont Amoena Female Seminary to your fostering 
care ; I am 

Your obedient servant, 

JONAS COOK, 
Chmn. Board Trustees. 

Synod heard a verbal report from the Archivarius. 
Rev. R. C. Holland presented the following report : 

THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY REPORT. 

The Theological Seminary of the United Synod has just closed a suc- 
cessful session. Fourteen students have been in attendance. Of these 
three are from the North Carolina Synod, viz., Messrs. Geo. H. L. 
Tingle, Chas. R. Pless, and Edw. L. Ritchie. 

Of the four graduates our Synod has two, Messrs. Lingle and Pless, 
both of whom have been called to regular pastoral work in our Synod. 
Mr. Ritchie has one year yet of seminary work. 

Dr. Voigt, the dean of the seminary, has conducted the affairs of his 
office with marked ability, and has been successfully supported in pro- 
fessional work by Rev. M. G. G. Scherer, together with certain special 
service by Pastors Horine and Scherer of the Charleston pulpits. Rev. 
Prof. Emil G. Lund, D. D., who has been called to the pulpit of St. 
Andrew's church in place of Rev. J. A. B. Scherer, Ph. D., resigned, 
has been elected as instructor in the seminary to fill the vacancy made 
by the removal of Dr. Scherer to Newberry College as president elect 
of that institution. 

The finances of the seminary are in a more wholesome condition 
than at any time in its history. Twenty-five thousand dollars of the 
Century Memorial Endowment subscription of $30,000 has been col- 
lected and invested in safe securities. Of the remaining $5,000 there 
is yet payable from the North Carolina Synod churches the sum of 



34 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

| . It is to be hoped that this entire amount will be paid in as the 

same falls due. 

We are glad to report that our Synod is praised for its loyalty to the 
seminary cause, and we trust that this record shall be persistently 
maintained. And this institution is eminently worthy of our most 
earnest support in every way possible — not surpassed in its adaptation 
for proper equipment of students for successful work in our church by 
any seminary in our land. It is due to ourselves that we lend all pos- 
sible encouragement to students of theology to pursue their profes- 
sional studies at this our United Synod Seminary. 

We are glad to note also that the several district synods annually 
vote their respective apportionments which are still needed, and we 
recommend that our Treasurer be instructed to forward to the treas- 
urer of the Seminary Board the amount apportioned to this Synod, 
viz.', $200. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 
Representative on Board from N. C. Synod. 

Report adopted. 

Synod received a communication from the Chairman of 
the Board of Missions of the United Synod which was re- 
ferred to a special committee, consisting of Rev. R. C. Hol- 
land, Rev. W. A. Snyder, and Mr. E. E. Workman. 

The following report was received for consideration by 
items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

1. Is a card placed into our hands, and the writer asks that it be 
read on the floor of this body. We ask that his request be granted. 

2. Is a petition from the Joint Council of the Davie mission, asking 
to be placed in connection with Lebanon or some other congregation 
that they might be able to secure the services of a regular pastor. 
Your committee would recommend that Lebanon E. L. church be 
placed in connection with this mission, and that the Executive Com- 
mittee be asked to supplement the salary to the amount necessary to 
secure a permanent pastor, provided that the charge so constituted 
shall raise as much as two hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

3. Is a petition from Macedonia E. L. church, Milling Port, Stanly 
county, asking to be admitted into this body. As they accompany 
this petition with a constitution which does not conflict with the con- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

stitution of this body, we, therefore, recommend that their request 
be granted, and that they be enrolled as members of this Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Q. WERTZ, 
V. C. RIDENHOUR, 
D. M. ISENHOUR, 
A. H. SAPP. 
Item 1. Adopted. 

Further consideration of the report was suspended to hear 
Rev. W. H. Greever, representative of the Ltdheran Visitor. 
At the conclusion of his remarks the following resolution 
was adopted : 

THE LUTHERAN VISITOR. 
Resolved, That this Synod heartily endorses the Lutheran Visitor 
in its present form and management, and hereby expresses its desire 
that a copy shall soon be found in every home within the bounds of 
this Synod. 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby puts upon record its judgment 
that the time is now at hand when there should be one Lutheran paper 
for the churches of the United Synod, consolidated out of existing 
papers now circulating among our churches, in order that there may 
be a concentration and a strengthening of the several agencies of the 
district synods and the United Synod, which may seek the attention 
of our people for successful accomplishment of their mission. 

Pending consideration of the Report of Committee on 
Letters and Petitions, Synod adjourned for divine service. 

Sermon on beneficiary education by Rev. Edward Fulen- 
wider. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



May 13, 2 p. m. 

Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. J. Q. Wertz. 

The presence of Rev. J. A. Morehead, D. D., President 
of Roanoke College, was noted, and he was made an advis- 
ory member of Synod. 

The Report of Committee on Letters and Petitions was 
taken up again. 



36 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Item 2 was adopted with this amendment : 

Resolved, That the request to have Salem and Grace churches sepa- 
rated from Lebanon church be granted, and that Lebanon and the 
Davie mission be referred to the Executive Committee with instruc- 
tions to form a new pastorate. 

Item 3. Adopted. 

Adopted as a whole. 

The following report was presented for consideration 

seriatim : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 

BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business, present 
the following report : 

1. On page 24, we find the following: "That the secretary of the 
W. H. & F. M. Society be requested to deposit with our archivarius at 
least two copies of the minutes of each convention of the society from 
the time of its organization. Was the request presented to the officers 
of the society, and with what results? See Minutes, page 24. 

2. We call attention to the fact that the election of a statistical sec- 
retary was postponed until this convention of Synod. Minutes, pages 
28 and 55. 

3. What has been done with the archives of the Synod? Pages 29 
and 30. 

4. Has Holy Trinity of Mount Pleasant taken care of Mt. Carmel 
congregation during the year ? And what arrangements shall be made 
for the future ? Page 30. 

5. Did the Executive Committee employ a synodical missionary, and 
with what results ? Page 38. 

6. We call attention to the fact that amendments to the constitution 
are to be acted upon at this convention of Synod. Pages 39 and 40. 

7. Have the recommendations of Synod with regard to pastoral dis- 
tricts been adopted by the congregations involved ? Page 44. 

8. Has the Executive Committee drawn up rules for the disburse- 
ment of the disabled ministers' fund. Page 45. 

9. What has the depositary of the History of the Synod to report ? 
Page 49. 

10. Have the resolutions concerning North Carolina College been 
complied with, and is there any insurance on the buildings, now in 
force ? 

11. We call attention to the fact that the term of office of six mem- 
bers of the Trustees of North Carolina College expires at this time. 
Page 70. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

12. What has the Committee on "Summer Course of Lectures" ac- 
complished ? Page 56. 

13. Has the secretary and the special committee complied with the 
resolution found on page 57? 

14. We find that a layman was elected on the Executive Committee 
last year. Is similar action necessary this year ? Page 45. 

15. We find in report of delegates to United Synod a recommenda- 
tion that form of statistical report prepared by the last convention of 
this body be simplified. Has this been done ? 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. BROWN COX, 
C. LUTHER MILLER, 
THEO. C. PARKER, 
ARTHUR L. KLUTTZ, 
S. C. KETCHIE. 

Item 1. Answered, no; with the request that the Presi- 
dent carry out the requirements of the resolution. 

Item 2. Answered, it has been done. 

Item 3. Synod at this convention has provided for the 
safe keeping of the archives. 

Item 4. Partially carried out. Under this item this res- 
olution was adopted : 

Resolved ', That the Mt. Carmel congregation and church property 
be placed in the hands of the President with power to act. 

Item 5. Reported in Executive Committee's report. 

Item 6. Consideration of the amendments set for first 
session tomorrow. 

Item 7 . The several sub items referred to were answered 
as follows : (a) Not complied with, (b) The President in- 
structed to give special attention to Cold Water, (c) Yes. 
(d) No. 

Item 8. Answered, yes. 

Item 9. See Depositary's report. 

Item 10. The sub items referred to answered as follows : 
(a) Yes. (b) So used, (c) Yes. 

Item 11. Referred to Committee on Nomination of Mem- 
bers of College Board's. 

Item 12. Nothing done. 



38 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

Item 13. Answered with a report. (See Report of Com- 
mittee on Centennial Edition.) 
Item 14. Answered, yes. 
Item 15. In part. 
Adopted as a whole. 
The following report was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON THE CENTENNIAL EDITION 
OF THE MINUTES. 

Soon after the adjournment of Synod we began to collect the mate- 
rial for a "suitable Centennial Edition of the Minutes," as directed by 
the Synod at its last annual meeting. After taking up the matter 
carefully with the printers, we found that the cost would exceed the 
estimated income from sales at ten cents per copy by about one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. And after consulting with members of the 
Executive Committee and a number of other ministers and laymen on 
the subject, your committee decided to stop the work and not have 
the edition printed as contemplated. The expense incurred up to the 
date of our decision was $18, but we thought best to lose that amount 
rather than involve the Synod for $132 more. This $18 was spent in 
having certain cuts made. It was hoped that the ministers would 
buy their cuts, and thus save the Synod from expense. We hope the 
Synod will approve our action. 

The publishers of the Lutheran Visitor promised to issue a special 
North Carolina Synod Centennial Edition of their paper, without cost 
to the Synod. Such an edition has been printed in handsome form. 
We commend the centennial edition of the Visitor to members of 
Synod and Lutherans everywhere, and do hereby offer the following 
resolution : 

Resolved, That the Synod sincerely thank the editors of Mae. Lutheran 
Visitor for the special North Carolina Synod Centennial Edition of 
the Visitor, and for the free distribution of same. 

C. B. KING, 
V. Y. BOOZER, 
J. D. HEILIG. 

Committee on Finance presented the following report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

We, your Committee on Finance, most respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing : 

We have examined the Treasurer's Report with vouchers, and find the 
same correct. Attached is an itemized statement with receipts from 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

congregations ; also we have Treasurer's receipt for amount paid as fol- 
lows : 

Cash $2103 33 

Respectfully submitted, 

JNO. A. CLINE, 
RUFUS B. PEELER, 
May 13, 1904. J. H. REHDER. 

Report adopted. 

(For itemized statement of Finance Committee, see ap- 
pendix D.) 

Dr. M. L. Stevens presented the following report which 
was adopted : 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION, 

Including the Treasurer's Report. 
Another year has passed without any applications to the Board for 
loans. Of the loans outstanding that of Haven congregation (Salis- 
bury) has been paid in full and the note of Synod has been reduced 
by a payment of $100. 

Concerning the balance of Synod's indebtedness to this Board we 
would, inasmuch as Synod instructed its Committee on Appropriations 
to appropriate $100 for payment on this note last year and that the 
same amount be paid at each succeeding meeting of Synod until the 
entire amount shall have been paid, recommend that the Treasurer of 
this Board be authorized upon the receipt of this annual payment of 
$100 to extend Synod's note another year without interest. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND, President, 

C. B. KING, Secretary, 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

JONAS COOK, 

H. L. KLUEPPELBERG. 

Report of M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

In Account with 

Board of Church Extension. 
1903. Dr. 

May I. To cash in treasury as reported to Synod 

at Salisbury $ 936 08 

May 1. To cash from Haven church on note $ 300 100 00 
May 6. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treasurer for 

Board of Church Extension 74 85 



40 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

May 6. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treasurer, on 

note of Synod $100 oo 

May 8. To cash from Concord National Bank, in- 
terest on deposit 32 95 

1904. 

April 2. To cash from Haven church in full of notes 18S 37 

April 2. To cash from Bank, interest on $300 deposit 10 80 $1443 05 

1904. Cr. 

May 11. By amt. in Bank on int. bearing deposit . $1243 88 

May 11. By amt. in Bank on int. bearing deposit . 199 17 $1443 05 

ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

Cash in bank $1443 95 

Note of Synod 646 87 

Note of Christ church, Spencer, (interest due from 

Dec. 2, 1901) 200 00 

Total $2290 82 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. U. STEVENS, Treasurer. 

The following was adopted : 

Your committee on remuneration of Treasurer of Synod would beg 
■ to report as follows : 

We recommend that the Treasurer be paid annually the sum of 
twenty-five dollars as a small remuneration for his services and ex- 
pense in discharge of the duties of his office. 

Respectfully submitted, 

P. J. WADE, 
C. B. MILDER. 
The following report was presented : 

UNITED SYNOD MISSIONS, 

Your committee, to whom was referred the letter of Rev. Dr. L- L. 
Smith, Chairman of Board of Missions of the United Synod, recommend: 

First, That said letter be read before the Synod. 

Second, That we accept the amounts named therein, namely, $1526 
annually for United Synod Home Missions, and $1216 annually for 
Foreign Missions, as our just proportion of amount required by United 
Synod for mission work, and recognize it as our duty to make a faith- 
ful effort to raise the same. 

Third, That the above amounts be distributed among our churches 
on same basis as our other apportionments, and that the same appear 
distinctly written out in apportionment table. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 41 

Fourth, That inasmuch as the Woman's H. & F. M. Society of the 
Synod annually pays into the treasury of said Board the sum of $750, 
to be divided equally between Home and Foreign Missions, and the 
same has heretofore been credited to our Synod on its apportionment, 
it is hereby enacted that the congregations thus contributing through 
the mission society be allowed credit for the same on the basis of the 
relation which these amounts respectively bear to the 5750 as a part of 
the aggregated amount reported by W. H. & F. M. Society. 

Fifth, Resolved, That the Synod desires to gratefully recognize the 
liberality of certain congregations in helping to meet the Synod's part 
of the special fund for the building of the church in Atlanta. 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. C HOLLAND. 

Report considered by items and adopted as a whole. 
The following report was presented : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON VACANCIES. 
We, your Committee on Vacancies, beg to call attention to the fol- 
lowing : (1) Cold Water, (2) Christ (Spencer), (3) Nazareth, Shiloh, 
Bethany, (4) Hopewell (near Winston), (5) St. Matthew's, Providence. 
These vacancies are recommended to the consideration of the Execu- 
tive Committee pursuant to the action of Synod at its last convention. 
Respectfully submitted, A. R. BECK, 

CHAS. A. PHILLIPS, 
LUTHER RITCHIE, 
GEO. W. DRY, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

At the suggestion of Rev. J. H. Wilson, who was ex- 
pected to preach the ordination sermon on Sunday, Rev. J. 
A. Morehead, D. D., was unanimously invited to perform 
this service instead of Rev. Wilson . 

Rev. W. H. Hiller and Mr. Edmund Siffordwere excused 
from further attendance upon Synod. 

Synod adjourned with prayer by Rev. C. P. Fisher. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



Saturday, May 14, 9 a. m. 
Devotional services conducted by Rev. R. R. Sowers. 



42 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

After trie reading of the minutes of yesterday's sessions 
the following report was received for consideration by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Your Committee on Appropriations finds from Finance Committee's 
report cash on hand as follows : 

Synodical Treasury $ 588 65 

Home Missions, North Carolina Synod 545 32 

Aged Ministers' Fund 140 52 

Beneficiary Education 182 00 

Church Extension 100 25 

Home Missions, United S} T nod 190 93 

Foreign Missions, United Synod 17121 

Orphan Home 5 50 

Theological Professors' salary 17S 75 

We recommend the paj^ment of Synod's indebtedness as follows : 

To balance due Rev. A. R. Beck $ 200 00 

To balance due Rev. C. B. Cox 14 00 

To balance due Rev. C. A. Philips 37 50 

To balance due Rev. Edward Fulenwider 50 00 

To balance due Rev. C. L. Miller 14 59 

We also recommend for remuneration of Secretary . 15 00 

For printing of Minutes 132 47 

To the Treasurer of Synod 25 00 

To Board of Church Extension on note 100 00 

For building a vault for the archives 50 00 

To Rev. E. P. Parker for services rendered in the 

Davie Mission 35 00 

For publishing History of North Carolinia Synod . . 191 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. M. BROWN, 
C. W. KEGLEY, 
E. E. WORKMAN, 
W. F. ABERLY. 
Report adopted. 
The following report was adopted : 

REPORT OF DEPOSITARY FOR HISTORY OF NORTH 
CAROLINA SYNOD. 

Books from V. Y. Boozer, May 11, 1903 230 

Books in hands of pastors et al., May 11, 1903 .... 74 304 

Books sold to May 10, 1904 193 



MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 43 

Books in hands of pastors et al., May 10, 1904 : H. A. 
Trexler, 1 ; W. W. J. Ritchie, 21 ; H. M. Brown, 3 ; 
C. B. Miller, 6 ; J. L. Morgan, 4 45 238 

Balance in depository 66 

Total balance on hand in 

CASH ACCOUNT. 

Received of V. Y. Boozer, May II, 1903 $ 63 00 

193 books at $1 193 00 $256 00 

Discount on 185 books at 50c 92 50 

Postage 50 93 00 

Balance on hand $ 163 00 

J. H. WILSON. 

May 10, 1904. 

Rev. J. H. Wilson was reelected depositary for the His- 
tory of Synod. 

On motion, the hour of 10:30 was fixed to consider the 
amendments to the constitution. 

Rev. W. A. Dutton presented the following report for 
consideration seriatim : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPORTIONMENT. 

Your committee beg to submit the following : 

We have provided a column in the apportionment table for the Dis- 
abled Ministers' Fund, and placed in it opposite each congregation the 
amount of three cents per member. 

The apportionments for the several funds of the North Carolina 
Synod are shown in the accompanying table. 
We recommend : 

1st. That the apportionments asked for by the Board of Missions of 
the United Synod, (see Lutheran Visitor, July 31, 1902,) of 20 cents a 
member for Home Missions and 16 cents a member for Foreign Mis- 
sions, be placed in their proper columns in the apportionment table 
opposite each congregation. 

2d. That our pastors urge their congregations to give liberally to the 
growing needs of the Orphan Home. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. DUTTON, 
C. A. BROWN, 
G. W. CONRAD, 
O. Iv. PUDLJAM. 



44 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

(For Apportionment Table, see Appendix E.) 
Discussion on this report was suspended to consider trie 
amendments to the constitution. The third item of the pro- 
posed amendments was taken up first. On motion a special 
committee was appointed to reframe these amendments and 
report at the next regular meeting of Synod. Committee : 
Revs. G. H. Cox, C. L. Miller, and V. Y. Boozer. 

Synod adjourned for divine service. Sermon on missions 
by Rev. J. D. Morgan. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



1:30 o'clock p. m. 

The President reported the action of the Ministerium re- 
commending Messrs. G. H. D. Eingle, C. R. Pless, and E. 
P. Conrad for ordination to the Gospel ministry. The re- 
commendation was unanimously adopted and the candidates 
formally presented to the Synod. 

On motion, the Report of the Committee on Executive 
Committee's Report was called up for the reconsideration of 
the fourth item of said report. In the discussion which en- 
sued a proposition was made to raise $1,000 for the salary of 
a synodical missionary. The matter took definite shape in 
a motion to have the roll of pastorates called for pledges to 
this object. The amount pledged was $720. 

It was ordered that the list of pledges be printed in the 
Minutes. Also that the pledges be paid to the Treasurer of 
Synod quarterly in advance, the first payment to be due on 
June 1, 1904. 

On motion, a special committee was appointed to solicit 
additional pledges to this fund. Committee : Messrs. J. A. 
Cline, W. F. Aberly, W. F. Snider, J. A. Davidson, E. E- 
Workman, and J. H. Rehder. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

LIST OF PLEDGES. 

St. Paul's (Wilmington) $ 150 00 

St. James 50 00 

St. Mark's (China Grove) 25 00 

St. Enoch pastorate 25 00 

Holy Trinity 25 00 

Prof. J. H. C. Fisher 5 00 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) 25 00 

St. Luke's (Rowan) 10 00 

Concordia 5 00 

Lutheran Chapel pastorate 10 00 

Union pastorate 30 00 

St. Stephen's pastorate 10 00 

Burlington pastorate 25 00 

St. John's (Cabarrus) 25 00 

Rev. Geo. H. Cox 5 00 

St. Andrew's 10 00 

St. John's (Salisbury) 100 00 

Bethel and St. Paul's 25 00 

Salem and Grace 15 00 

Haven 25 00 

Christ's 5 00 

St. Peter's pastorate 15 00 

Rev. F. M. Harr 5 00 

Wittenberg 5 00 

Faith and Emmanuel 10 00 

St. Matthew's (Wilmington) 25 00 

Low's pastorate 10 00 

Frieden's pastorate 10 00 

St. Luke's and Pilgrim 10 00 

Albemarle 5 00 

St. Martin's 10 00 

St. Michael's pastorate 10 ou 

Total $ 720 00 

Item 4 in Report of Committee on Executive Committee's 
Report was re-adopted. 

Report of Committee on Apportionment resumed. Re- 
port adopted. 

The following report was adopted : 



46 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Your committee gathers from reports of pastors and laymen that the 
State of the Church is an advance upon that of a year ago. In no 
particular has retrogression been reported. In most respects progress 
has been made. In some instances attainments have been unusually 
encouraging. Still it is generally admitted that the Church's state is 
far below the ideal. We would specify the need of increased watch- 
fulness and activity in the following departments of duty : 

First, Our people need to appreciate more than ever the importance 
of the Word of Life and of the Holy Sacraments. 

Second, A more complete consecration on the part of church mem- 
bers is earnestly to be desired. 

Third, An increase of intelligent participation in prayer for, and 
moral and material aid to, all general work ; such as, home and for- 
eign missions, beneficiary education, periodical religious literature, etc. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. S. BROWN, 
P. J. WADE, 

H. C. MCALLISTER, 

C. L. BROWN, 

Committee. 
The following report was presented : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS. 

Your Committee on Church Institutions beg leave to submit the 
following report : 

I. MONT AM03NA SEMINARY. 

We are pleased to note the usual prosperous condition of this insti- 
tution, both with regard to attendance and financial conditions. The 
President, Rev. J. H. C. Fisher, and his able corps of teachers deserve 
the hearty co-operation and congratulation of the Synod for the hon- 
est, thorough, and practical work for Christian education in our midst. 
We, therefore, commend this excellent institution to those who have 
daughters to educate. 

II. MT. PEEASANT COLEEGIATE INSTITUTE. 

From the reports in our hand from this institution, we gather the 
gratifying intelligence of the funding of the entire debt of North Car- 
olina College, and feel that this should be a cause for great rejoicing 
to the Synod. 

Under the efficient principalship of Rev. Prof. H. A. McCullough 
and Prof. G. F. McAllister, thorough, practical work has been accom- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

plished. The number of students is encouraging and the financial 
condition satisfactory. 

1. We take great pleasure in recommending this institution to all 
who have sons to educate. 

2. We recommend that Synod approve of the action of the board in 
the funding of the debt of the North Carolina College. 

3. We further recommend that the report of the Faculty and Treas- 
urer be incorporated in the Minutes of Synod. 

III. ELIZABETH COLLEGE. 
We are glad to report that this has been the best year in the history 
of the institution. The enrollment of students during the year was 
143, representing 13 States. We are glad to report that the health of 
the student body has been excellent during the year. The high grade 
curriculum has been ably maintained by the able faculty. Thorough 
work has been done. To all who desire the advantages of a strictly 
high grade college we earnestly recommend Elizabeth College, Char- 
lotte, N. C. V. C. RIDENHOUR, 

W. H. HILLER, 
FRED. CLINE, 
B. A. R. MILLER. 
Report adopted. 

On motion, Rev. H. A. McCullough was empowered to 
collect the interest on the endowment fund of North Caro- 
lina College. 

The Secretary of Synod was ordered to give the Collegiate 
Institute a half page space in the Minutes for advertisement. 

The Committee on Pastoral Districts reported that they 
had nothing to report. 

The following report was adopted : 

SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

We, your Committee to Nominate Speakers for the Next Conven- 
tion of Synod, would report as follows : 

Beneficiary Education — Rev. C. B. Cox, principal ; Rev. T. C. 
Parker, alternate. 

Missions — Rev. N. D. Bodie, principal ; Rev. V. C. Ridenhour, al- 
ternate. 

Beneficence or Divine Stewardship — Rev. C. P. Fisher, principal ; 
Rev. F. M. Harr, alternate. R. R. SOWERS, 

E. P. PARKER, 
Committee. 



48 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

On motion, it was ordered that the list of pastors who 
have paid' their assessments for the Disabled Ministers' Fund 
be printed in the Minutes of Synod. 

LIST OF PAYMENTS TO DISABLED MINISTERS' FUND, 

Rev. T. C. Parker $ 2 00 

P. J. Wade 3 00 

H. A. McCullough 1 50 

J. Q. Wertz 2 50 

H. A. Trexler 2 50 

R. R. Sowers 2 00 

C. L. Miller 1 50 

C. A. Brown 2 40 

C. P. Fisher 2 00 

C. B. Miller 6 00 

R. L. Brown 60 

A. R. Beck 2 50 

V. Y. Boozer 2 75 

G. H. Cox 1 50 

J. H. Wilson 10 00 

J. L. Morgan 2 50 

E. Fulenwider 2 30 

A. G. Voigt 13 00 

G. F. Schaeffer 2 00 

All to date May 23, 1904. J. D. HEILIG, Treasurer. 

It was ordered that in the future all laymen who wish to 
make special contributions to the Disabled Ministers' Fund, 
shall have credit for the same in the Minutes of Synod along 
with the pastors. It was noted that Mr. H. T. Graeber 
had made a contribution of $2 to this fund this year, which 
amount was reported in the contribution from Ebenezer 
congregation. 

This report was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE MEMBERS ON 

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH 

CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

We, your Committee to Nominate Members on the Board of Trus- 
tees of North Carolina College, would report as follows : 

Those whose terms expire May 1, 1904: P. A. Sloop, George E. 
Ritchie, Esq., W. H. Fisher, Marvel Ritchie, M. B. Stickley, Esq., 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 49 

Rev. W. H. Hiller. We nominate these to succeed themselves for 
three years' term. 

To succeed Rev. J. A. Linn, who has removed from our Synod, for 
the term expiring May 1, 1906, we nominate Rev. T. C. Parker. 
Respectfully submitted, 

W. R. KETCHIE, 
R. L. BROWN, 
S. H. HEARN. 

On motion, the depository for the history of Synod was 
instructed to turn over to the Treasurer of Synod all funds 
accruing from the sale of said history. 

This resolution was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the hearty thanks of Synod are tendered the pastor 
and members of Christiana congregation for the generous hospitality 
they have shown the Synod while in their midst, and that this reso- 
lution be read before the congregation by the President of Synod on 
tomorrow. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to have printed 
at the expense of Synod a sufficient number of copies of the 
Constitution of Synod to supply the need for several years. 

This was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board on Church Extension Fund is hereby in- 
structed to have a suitable bond arranged for the treasurer of said 
fund, and that the money on hand be securely invested at the largest 
interest to be obtained. 

On motion, Synod requested that all moneys contributed 
for the Orphan Home be sent to the Treasurer of Synod. 
The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby expresses its high commendation 
of the generous spirit manifested by unknown friends within its bounds 
in the recent munificent gifts to our Orphanage at Salem and our 
Theological Seminary at Charleston and our mission work in Japan. 

The following was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee is hereby empowered to 
invest, for the present, the proceeds of the sale of the property willed 
to it, and that the annual interest shall be at the disposal of the Exec- 
utive Committee for our home mission work. 

Rev. C. B. King was reelected Archivarius. 



50 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Mr. Jno. A. Cline was elected a member of the Executive 
Committee. 

The Examining Committee was appointed as follows : 
Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Rev. B. S. Brown, Rev. C. B. 
Miller, and Rev. C. B. King. 

A letter was received from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer render- 
ing an excuse for non-attendance and enclosing a contribu- 
tion of $10, whereupon this was adopted : 

Resolved, That Rev. G. F. Schaeffer be excused from attendance at 
Synod, and that the thanks of this body be extended to him for his 
contribution. 

Rev. C. B. Miller was appointed principal, with Rev. A. 
R. Beck, alternate, to preach the ordination sermon at the 
next meeting of Synod. 

Pilgrim church, Davidson county, was chosen as the place 
for the next convention of Synod. 

As to the time this was adopted : 

Resolved, That the time of meeting of this Synod be changed to the 
Wednesday before the third Sunday in May. 

On motion, an appropriation of $3 was made to the sex- 
ton of Christiana church for his sendees during the meet- 
ing of Synod. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Synod adjourned to be formally closed after the services 
tomorrow morning, all uniting in the Lord's Prayer. 

V. Y. BOOZER, Secretary. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



51 



Appendix A* 
SERMONS AND ADDRESSES. 



Wednesday, 11 a. m. Synodical sermon — Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 

Thursday, 11 a. m. Beneficence — Rev. H. M. Brown. 

Friday, 11 a. m. Beneficiary Education — Rev. Edw. Fulenwider. 

Saturday, 11 a. m. Missions — Rev. J. L,. Morgan. 

ON SUNDAY. 
Sunday-school address — Rev. C. W. Kegley. 
Ordination sermon — Rev. J. A. Morehead, D. D. 
Installation services : 

Address to pastor— Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. 
Address to congre. — Rev. H. A. McCullough. 
Rev. F. M. Harr. 
Rev. J. O. Wertz. 

/.R VICES AT OTHER PLACES. 
Rev. A. R. Beck. 
Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D. 
Rev. J. L. Morgan. 
Rev. C. Brown Cox. 
Rev. R. R. Sowers. 
Rev. H. M. Brown. 
Rev. V. C. Ridenhour. 
Rev. P. J. Wade. 



9:30 a. 


m. 




11 a. 


m. 




2 p. 


m. 


In grove at 


11 a. 


m. 




2 p. 


m. 


St. John, Sis. 


, 11 a 


SEP 

. m. 




8 p. 


m. 


Haven, Sis., 


8 p. 


m. 


Wittenberg, 


8 p. 


m. 


Faith, 


11 a. 


m. 


Union, 


11 a. 


m. 


Cres.,(Ref.) 


, 11 a. 


m. 


St. Luke, " 


11 a. 


m. 



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Appendix B. 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I905. 

h. c. McAllister, mt. pheasant, n. c. 

CapT. JONAS COOK, MT. Pleasant, N. C. 
Rev. H. A. TREXLER, Manning, N. C. 
Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Charlotte, N. C. 
Rev. W. A. DUTTON, Gold Hill, N. C. 
D. R. HOOVER, Concord, N. C. 

term expires may, 1906. 
Rev. J. A. LINN, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Rev. H. M. BROWN, Efird's Miles, N. C. 
J. A. CLINE, Concord, N. C. 
J. C. LINGLE, Salisbury, N. C. 
Dr. C. M. POOLE, Salisbury, N. C. 
C. D. BARRINGER, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I907. 

P. A. SLOOP, Yost, N. C. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE, Govern, N. C. 
W. H. FISHER, MT. Pleasant, N. C. 
MARVEL RITCHIE, Copal Grove, N. C. 
M. B. STICKLEY, Eso., Concord, N. C. 
Rev. W. H. HIELER, Concord, N. C. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 53 



Appendix Q 



MINUTES OF MINISTERIUM. 



Christiana Church, 

May 14, 1904 — 8:30 a. m. 
The Ministerium was opened with prayer by ReY. H. A. 
McCullough. 

The Examining Committee presented the following report: 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

The Examining Committee beg leave to submit the following for 
the approval of the Ministerium : 

Three candidates for ordination appeared before us : Messrs. E. P. 
Conrad, G. H. L. Lingle, and C. R. Pless. We examined them thor- 
oughly in regard to their motives for seeking the ministry and their 
theological attainments. The examination convinced us that they are 
worthy candidates and competent to fulfill the duties of the ministry 
of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, we recommend them to the fa- 
vorable consideration of the Ministerium. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. G. VOIGT, 

B. S. BROWN, 

C. B. MILLER, 
GEO. H. COX, 

Committee. 
The report was approved, and the young men unanimous- 
ly recommended to Synod for ordination. 
Adjourned with the Eord's Prayer. 

V. Y. BOOZER, Secretary. 









Appendix D. 
ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



CHURCHES. 



St. John's (Sis.) . . 

St. James 

Holy Trinity . . . 

Augsburg 

St.Matthew'sfWil. 
Providence (Davie 
St. Matthew's (Da. 

Christ 

St. Enoch's .... 

Trinity 

St. Mark's (C. G.) 
St. Mark's (Char.) 
St. Luke's ... 
Pilgrim .... 
Reformation . 
St. Paul's (Wil.) 
St. Andrew's . 
Mt. Hermon . . 

Frieden's 

Sharon 

Prosperity 

Macedonia .... 

Peace 

Bethel Stanly) . . 

Faith 

Macedonia (Stanly) 
A. L. Barringer . . 
Wittenberg .... 
St. John's (Cabar.) 
St. Stephen's . . . 

Mt. Olive 

Immanuel 

Lutheran Chapel . 
Center Grove . . . 

Union 

Christiana 

Organ 

Ebenezer 

St. Michael's . . . 

St. Paul's 

Amity 

Salem 

Grace 

Lebanon 

Low's 

Richland 

St. Paul's 

Coble's {%).... 
St. Martin's .... 

St. Luke's 

Concordia 

St. Peter's 

St. Matthew's . . . 

Haven's 

Nazareth 

Bethany (Stokes) . 

Shiloh 

Albemarle . . . . 

St. Paul's 

Bethel 



$ 5 oo 



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3 00 
18 00 



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4 00 

4 30 
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1 17 

2 27 
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16 00 



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65 $2103 33 



Appendix E. 
APPORTIONMENT. 



PASTORS. 



CHURCHES. 





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UNITED SYNOD. 

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J. H. Wilson . 
C. A. Brown . . 
T. C. Parker . 

P. J. Wade . . 
H. A. Trexler . 

R. R. Sowers . 

N. D. Bodie . . 

J. L. Morgan . 

W. A. Dutton . 
C. B. Miller . . 
V. Y. Boozer. . 

A. R. Beck . . 

C. B. Cox . . . 

W. H. Hiller . 
R.C.Holland . 
W. A. Snyder . 
C. W. Kegley . 

B. S. Brown . . 

C. P. Fisher . . 

E. P. Conrad . 

V. C. Ridenhour 

F. M. Harr . 

C. L. Miller . 
Vacant . . . 

Vacant . . . 

Edw.Fulen wider 

Vacant . . . 

J. Q. Wertz . 
H.A.McCullough 
J. H. C. Fisher 
Vacant .... 



C. R. Pless 



G. H. I,. Ivingle. 

G. H.Cox . . . . 
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St. James . . . 
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St. Paul's (Wil 
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Augsburg . . . 
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Center Grove 
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Cold Water . 
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PASTOR'S CALL. 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned 
are authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the 
said pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the 

Evangelical Lutheran church of the Synod, 

elected you and doth through solemnly and in the fear 

of God call you to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach 
the Word of God, administer the Sacraments, attend to the catechi- 
zation of the young, maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the 
other duties of the gospel ministry according to the Word of God and 
the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran church, your services 
to commence on or about I . . . 

(i) 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral of- 
fice . . . authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 
proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you 
from worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well 
as to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial sendees 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, 

together with the free use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under hand this day of 1 . . 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical 
Lutheran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1) — The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2) — If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3)— This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected. 

(4) — If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 



[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod, J 



INDEX, 

PAGE. 

Amendments to Constitution 43, 44 

Archives and Archivarius 2, 33, 49 

Apportionment, Report of Committee 43, 44, 45, 55 

Appropriations, Report of Committee 42 

Blackwelder Land, Report of Committee on Sale 29-30 

Blackwelder Land, Investment of Fund 40 

Centennial Edition of Minutes, Report of Committee .... 38 

Church Extension, Board of 2 

Church Extension, Report of Board 39 

Church Extension, Bond of Treasurer of Board 49 

Church Institutions, Report of Committee 46-47 

Closer Co-operation with the Tennessee Synod 9, 10, 24, 30 

Collegiate Institute, Report of Principals 24-26 

Collegiate Institute, Report of Committee on Institutions . . 46 

Constitution of Synod, Printing of 49 

Credentials, Committee on 9 

Davie Mission, Petition 13, 30 

Delegates to United Synod, List of 32 

Disabled Ministers' Fund, Constitution of 20-22, 31 

Disabled Ministers' Fund, List of Payments 48 

Disabled Ministers' Fund, Contributions by Laymen .... 48 

Examining Committee 2, 50 

Examining Committee, Report of 53 

Executive Committee 2, 50 

Executive Committee's Report 20-24 

Executive Committee, Report of Committee on Report . . .31, 44-45 

Elizabeth College, Report of Committee on Institutions ... 47 

Ex-Secretary's Report 18 

Finance, Report of Committee 38, 54 

History of Synod, Report of Depositary 42 

History of Synod, Funds and Payment of Debt 30, 49 

History of Synod, Depositary Elected 43 

Letters and Petitions, Report of Committee 34, 35, 36 

Lutheran Visitor, Resolutions 35 

Ministerium, Minutes of 53 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee . . . 36-3S 

Mt. Carmel, Resolution Relative to 37 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Committee on Institutions 46 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of President Board Trustees 32 

Munificent Gifts, Resolutions 49 



INDEX, CONCLUDED. PAGE. 

North Carolina College, Report of Treasurer 26-28 

North Carolina College, Interest on Endowment 47 

North Carolina College, Board of Trustees 52 

North Carolina College, Report of Com. to Nominate Trustees 48 

Officers of Synod 2, 15 

Ordination Sermon 3, 41 

Ordination of Candidates 30, 44 

Orphan Home, Moneys for 43, 49 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee 47 

President's Report 9-14 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 30 

Parochial Tables ' . . . . 56-59 

Pastor's Call 60 

Pilgrim Congr. and Reception of Tennessee Synod Part of 13-14, 30 

Reporters to Papers 24 

Roll of Ministers 5-6 

Roll of Pastorates and Delegates .*.... 7-8 

Speakers for Next Convention 3, 47 

Schaeffer, Rev. G. F., Letter 50 

Sermons and Addresses 51 

Standing Resolutions 4 

Standing Committees 19 

State of the Church, Report of Committee 46 

Synodical Calendar 2 

Synodical Missionary •. ■ 31, 44, 45 

Thanks, Resolution of 49 

Theological Seminary, Report of Representative on Board. . 33 

Time and Place of Next Annual Meeting 3, 50 

Treasurer's Report 15-18 

Treasurer, Remuneration of 28, 40 

United Synod Missions, Report of Special Committee . . .34, 40, 41 

Vacancies, Report of Committee 41 



Addendum. — On Sunday at 11 a. m., Rev. J. A. More- 
head, D. D., preached the ordination sermon after which 
Messrs. G. H. L,. L,ingle, Chas. R. Pless, and E. P. Conrad 
were solemnly consecrated to the holy ministry by the lay- 
ing on of hands, the service being conducted by the Presi- 
dent and Secretary, assisted by Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., 
and Rev. C. B. Miller of the Examining Committee. 



Theological Seminary 

OF THE 

United $iJnod Evaqg. Lutheran Church in ttje 0outh, 

Charleston County, South Carolina. 

The Next Session Opens First "Wednesday in October, 1904. 

For further information, address the Dean of the Seminary, 

Rev. A. G. VOIGT, D. D., 

MT. PLEASANT, S. C. 

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Literary Society Work, a Specialty. 

Instruction Thorough. 

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No annoying, unseen "extras." 

IVIext Session Begins September 20th. 

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MT. PLEASANT, N. C 



Mont Affloena Female Seminary 

MT. PLEASANT, N. C. 



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FACULTY. 

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BUILDINGS. 

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J> 

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While no ultra fashionable 
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J> 

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For Catalogue, or any additional information, address 

the President, 

Rev. J. H. C FISHER, 

MT. PLEASANT, N. C. 



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Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Elizabeth College is the only college for women in 
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The United Synod has heartily endorsed Elizabeth; 
and the North Carolina Synod recommends the institu- 
tion to those having daughters to educate. 

FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEMBER 17th. 
For catalogue, address 

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CHARLOTTE, N. O 



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MINUTES 



OF THE 



ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD tf MINISTERIUM 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



Pilgrim Church, Davidson County, North Carolina, 



REV. P. J. WADE, Pastor, 



BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, J905. 






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MINUTES 



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ONE HUNDRED AND SECOND ANNUAL MEETING 



OF THE 



EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 



SYNOD tf MINISTERIUM 



OF 



NORTH CAROLINA, 



HELD IN 



Pilgrim Church, Davidson County, North Carolina, 



REV. P. J. WADE, Pastor, 



BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1905. 






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CALENDAR, J9054906. 



OFFICERS OF SYNOD. 

President— Rev. GEO. H. GOX, D. D. . . . Granite Quarry, N. C. 
Vice-President— Rev. B. S. BROWN .... China Grove, N. C. 

Secretary— Rev. V. Y. BOOZER Salisbury, N. C. 

Statistical Sec'y— Rev. W. H. HILLER . . Concord, N. C. 
Treasurer— Mr. JAMES D. HEILIG .... Salisbury, N. C. 



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

OFFICERS OF SYNOD, and Rev. N. D. BODIE, Rev. J. L. 
MORGAN, and Mr. JOHN A CLINE. 



EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Rev. C. B. MILLER, 

Rev. B. S. BROWN, Rev. W. A. SNYDER. 



BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Chairman. 
Rev. CHARLES B. KING, CapT. JONAS COOK, 

Dr. M. L. STEVENS, HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Esq. 



ARCHIVIST. 

REV. CHARLES B. KING, Charlotte, N. C 



SPEAKERS FOR 1906. 



BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Principal Alternate. 

REV. H. A. McCULLOUGH. Rev. J. H. C. FISHER. 



MISSIONS. 
REV. R. R. SOWERS. Rev. G. H. L. LINGLE. 



BENEFICENCE. 
Rev. W. A. SNYDER. Rev. W. H. HILXER. 



ORDINATION. 

REV. J. Q. WERTZ. REV. W. H. HILEER. 

SENIOR MINISTER. 

FIFTY-SIX YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 
REV. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



Time — Wednesday before first Sunday in May, 1906. 

Place — St. John's church, Cabarrus county, North Carolina. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 2. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

Resolved, j. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 4. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Com- 
mittee on President's Report, 1896.) 

Resolved, 5. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Lu- 
theran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

Resolved, 6. It shall be the duty of the President to send to the 
council of each congregation, through its pastor, or direct, if vacant, 
at least two months before the annual meeting of Synod, a full state- 
ment of the congregation's financial obligations both to our Synod 
and to the United Synod ; and he shall make special effort to secure 
the payment, in full, of all obligations. He shall also call attention 
to all actions of Synod in which the congregation is concerned. 

Resolved, 7. It shall be the duty of all pastors to urge their congre- 
gations to meet, in full, all their financial obligations ; and all con- 
gregations failing or refusing to do so are hereby required to send up 
to the annual meeting of Synod a written statement of the reasons for 
the failure, said statement to go into the hands of the committee on 
"Letters and Petitions" for action. 

Resolved, 8. That Standing Committee No. 10 shall consist of five 
members, three ministers and two laymen, and that the committee 
shall carefully revise the apportionment table each year and report 
the same to the Secretary of Synod within ten days after the adjourn- 
ment of Synod. 

Resolved, 9. That the President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall each 
receive $20 annually as part remuneration for services rendered. 

Resolved, 10. That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the necessary 
traveling expenses of members of the Executive Committee in attend- 
ing the meetings of the Executive Committee. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

One Hundred and Second Convention 

OF THE 

Evang. Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 

OF 

NORTH CAROLINA. 



The Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina con- 
vened in regular annual session in Pilgrim church, David- 
son county, N. C, Rev. P. J. Wade, pastor, on Wednesday, 
May 17, 1905, at 2 p. m. The President Rev. George H. 
Cox, D. D., preached the synodical sermon, which was fol- 
lowed by the synodical communion. Synod was formally 
opened by the President. The roll of ministers was called 
and the roll of the lay-delegates made up upon the presenta- 
tion of their credentials. 



Ministers. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. . 

G. F. Schaeffer (a.e.) . . 

J. H. Fesperman (a. e. ) . 

W. R. Ketchie 

R. L. Brown, (a. e.) . . . 

R. C. Holland, D. D . . . 

B. P. Parker (a. e.) . . . 

Geo. H. Cox, D. D. . . . 

H. M. Brown 

B. S. Brown 

T. H. Strohecker (a.) . . 

J. H. Wilson 



SYNODICAL ROLL. 

CLERICAL. 

When Ordained. 



POSTOFFICE. 



1849 


. Charlotte, N. C. 






1861 


. Spartanburg, S. C. 






1865 


. Salisbury, N. C. 






1868 


. R. R. i,Mocksville, 


N, 


C 


1868 


. R. R. 6, Salisbury, 


N. 


C 


1869 


. Charlotte, N. C. 






1871 


. Gibsonville, N. C. 






1872 


. Granite Quarry, N. 


C. 




1873- 


. Kurd's Mills, N. C. 






1878 


. China Grove, N. C. 






1880 


. Davidson, N. C. 






1880 


. Salisbury, N. C. 







MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



SYNODICAL ROLL— CONCLUDED. 



Ministers. 



When Ordained. 



POSTOFFICE. 



13. Rev. J. Q. Wertz 1881 . 

14- " J. W. Strickler 1882 . 

15. " A. G. Voigt, D. D . . . . 1883 . 

16. " C. L. T. Fisher (a. e) . . 1884 . 

17. " H.A. Trexler 1886 . 

18. " Chas. B. King 1887 . 

19. " Chas. B. Miller 1887 . 

20. " C. A. Brown 1887 . 

21. " J. H. C. Fisher 1890 . 

22. " J. E. Shenk 1890. 

23. " P. J. Wade 1891 

24. " F. M. Harr 1891 . 

25. " V. Y. Boozer 1894 . 

26. " N. D. Bodie 1894 . 

27. " H. A. McCullough .... 1895 

28. " Geo. S. Bearden 1895 

29. " W. A. Snyder 1897 . 

30. " W. A. Dutton 1897 . 

31. " W. H. Hiller 1898 

32. " C. L. Miller 1898 . 

33. " C. B. Cox 1898 

34. " T. C. Parker 1899 

35. " C. W. Kegley 1901 

36. " R. R. Sowers 1901 

37. " L. P. Boland ...... 1901 . 

38. " Edward Fulenwider . . . 1902 

39. " V. C. Ridenhour 1902 

40. " J. L. Morgan 1902 

41. " C. P. Fisher 1903 

42. " E. P. Conrad 1904 

43. " G. H. L. Lingle 1904 

44. " Chas. R. Pless 1904 

45. " E. L. Ritchie 1905 



. China Grove, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 

. Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 

. Cape Charles, Va. 

. Manning, N. C. 

. Charlotte, N. C. 

. China Grove, N. C. 

. R. R. 3, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 

. R. R. 5, Lexington, N. C. 

. Rockwell, N. C. 

. Salisbury, N. C. 

. R. R. 4, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

. Charlotte, N. C. 

. i2N.6thSt.,Wil'ton,N. C. 

. R. R. 2, Gold Hill, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 

. Salisbury, N. C. 

. Burlington, N. C. 

. Bear Poplar, N. C. 

. Wilmington, N. C. 

. R. R. 4, Burlington, N. C 

. R. R. 5, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Lexington, N. C. 

. Troutman, N. C. 

. Enochville, N. C. 

. Faith,, N. C. 

. Winston, N. C. 

. Gibsonville, N. C. 

. Copal Grove, N. C. 

. Spencer, N. C. 



(a. e.) Absent and excused. 



(a.) Absent and no excuse rendered. 



LAY-DELEGATES WITH PASTORS AND PASTORATES. 

ROWAN COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


i. Rev. J. H. Wilson . 

2. Rev. C. L. Miller . 

3. Rev. E. L. Ritchie . 

4. Rev. G. H. C)X . . 

5. Rev. C. B. Miller . 

6. Rev. V. Y. Boozer . 


St. John's 

Haven 

Christ's . -. 

Wittenberg 

St. Mark's 

f Bethel \ 

(St. Paul's j - ' - 


R. G. Kizer .... 
C. M. Cress .... 
S. C. Ketchie . . . 
Tobias Lyerly . . . 
J. M. Eddleman . 

E. H. Miller . . . 


Salisbury. 
Salisbury. 
Spencer. 
Granite Quarry. 
China Grove. 

R. R. 1, Salisbury. 


7. Rev. N. D. Bodie . 


( Union \ 
\ Christiana J ' " 


A. J. Thomas . . . 


R. R. 6, Salisbury. 


8. Rev. F. M. Harr 

9. Rev. C. P. Fisher . 


St Peter's 

(Faith \ 
(Emmanuel/ " " ' 


J. H. A. Barger . . 
J. C. Lingle .... 


R. R. 6, Salisbury. 
R. R. 3, Salisbury. 


10. Rev. C. A. Brown . 
n. Rev. J. Q. Wertz . . 


( Organ 1 
| Ebenezer { * " ' 
(Lutheran Chapel) 
(Center Grove J 


P. A Sloop .... 
W. L. Kimball . . 


Yost. 

China Grove. 


12. Rev. H. A. Trexler. 


( Salem ) 

1 Grace J 


S. G. Patterson . . 


R. R. 2, China Grove. 


13. Rev. T. C. Parker . 


(St. Luke's \ 
(Concordia j ' * ' 


S. O Leazer (a. e.). 


R. R. 1, Moresville. 


14. Rev. J. L. Morgan . 


j St. Enoch 1 
1 Trinity j ' - 


Prof. P. E. Wright. 


China Grove. 


15. Rev. L. P. Boland . 

16. Vacant 


( Lebanon ) 
\ Providence > . 
( St. Matthew's ) 
St. Matthew's . . . 


W. R. Ketchie . . 
Dr.C. M. Poole . . 


R. R. i, Mocksville. 
Craven. 



IREDELL COUNTY. 


Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


Rev. V. C. Ridenhour . 


(St. Michael's) 
< Amity V . . 
(St. Paul's ) 


F. W. Lentz .... 


Statesville. 




CABARRUS COUNTY. 





1. Rev. J. E. Shenk . . 

2. Rev. J. W. Strickler. 

3. Rev. W. H. Hiller . 

4. Rev.H.A.McCullo'h 

5. Rev. J. H. C. Fisher. 

6. Rev. W. A. Dutton . 

7. Vacant 



Pastorates. 



St. James .... 
I St. Andrew's ) 
1 Mt. Hermon ) 

St. John's .... 

Holy Trinity . . 

Prosperity . . . 
(St. Stephen's 1 
(Mt. Olive j 

Cold Water . 



Delegates. P. O. of Delegates. 



J. A. Cline . . . 

G. A. Moser . . . 

H. C. Ridenhour 
John D. Beaver . 



J. W. Lentz , 



Concord. 

Concord. 

Concord. 
Mt. Pleasant. 



R. R. 2, Gold Hill. 



MECKLENBURG COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


1. Rev. R. C. Holland. 


St. Mark's 


M.L. Yeager (a. e.) 


Charlotte. 



(a. e.) Absent and excused. 



NEW HANOVER COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O.'of Delegates. 


i. Rev. W. A. Snyder . 
2. Rev. C. W. Kegley . 


St. Paul's 

St. Matthew's .... 


M. G. Tiencken . . 
G. F. Seitter . . . 


Wilmington. 
Wilmington. 



ALAMANCE COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


i. Rev. C. B. Cox . . . 


( Macedonia ) 

( Peace ) ' " * 


J. B. Summers . . 


Burlington. 



GUILFORD COUNTY. 



i. Vacant 

2. Rev. G. H.L. Lingle. 



Pastorates. 



f Low's 1 

j Richland ! 
1 St. Paul's f ■ 
[ Zion J 

| Frieden's") 
( Sharon j " ' 



Delegates. 



J. R. Smith . . . . 
John Wagoner, Sr 



P. O. of Delegates. 



Liberty. 
Burlington. 



FORSYTH COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


i. Rev. E. P. Conrad . 










(Bethany ~) 
■< Nazareth > . . . . 
{ Shiloh J 


J. W. Styers . . . 


Rural Hall. 











DAVIDSON COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


' P. O. of Delegates. 


Rev. P. J. Wade . . . 


f St. Luke's ) 
< Pilgrim > . 
(Reformation ) 


H. J. Link .... 


Lexington. 



STANLY COUNTY. 



Pastors. 


Pastorates. 


Delegates. 


P. O. of Delegates. 


i. Rev. R. R. Sowers . 


J St. Martin's ) 


S H Hearne . . . 


Albemarle. 


3. Rev. C. R. Pless . . 


| Macedonia j 
(Bethel ) 
< Luther's V . . . . 
(Mt. Zion J 


J. W. Taylor . . . 


R. R. i, Gold Hill. 



Member Ex-Officio— Mr. Jas. D. Heilig, Treasurer. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

The President read his report, which was received and 
held for the proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Dear Brethren : — In submitting this report, I desire, first, to ex- 
press devout gratitude to God for his mercy and loving kindness, in 
sparing our lives, preserving our health, and bestowing his blessings 
upon us and our work during the year. 

I desire, also, to testify to the uniform kindness and helpfulness of 
all the members of the Synod, both clerical and lay, without which it 
would be impossible for your President to perform the arduous duties 
of the office. 

Together we have wrought, during the year, harmoniously, profita- 
bly, and I trust acceptably to our heavenly Father. Not all has been 
accomplished that we had hoped for ; but, in addition to the regular 
routine, we have taken advanced steps that, if vigorously followed up, 
promise much for the future of our church and Synod. 

A vital point for us to remember is that we are a Synod ; a closely 
interwoven community, and not separate, independent congregations; 
and that, as such, we stand or fall according as each part of our or- 
ganization is loyal to all the rest. On this basis rests the success or 
failure of every branch of our church work. 

The many growing, prosperous towns upon our synodical territory, 
in which there are now many members of our church, and more, con- 
stantly gathering, without church-homes, and needing assistance in 
securing such, as well as the general work of our United Synod, ap- 
peal very strongly to us ; with all their splendid opportunities and 
great responsibilities. We must see to it that this subject of missions, 
both home and foreign, is given the time and the consideration com- 
mensurate with its vast importance. 

The increasing calls upon us for the means with which to carry for- 
ward the various enterprises of the church may, sometimes, seem heavy 
and burdensome. And yet, is it not a fact that the ministers of the 
Synod have it in their power, not only to arouse the people to a deeper 
interest in our work, and to more general and liberal offerings, but also 
to lighten the burden by kindling a deeper sense of the privilege and 
blessing of regular, systematic, intelligent giving? 

I desire, also, to emphasize the fact, which should be more seriously 
and universally accepted among us, that the Synod has a function 
higher and holier than that of a mere legislative body. It is charged 
with spiritual responsibilities; and, therefore, all of its legislation should 
be conceived and executed under a deep and abiding sense of the in- 



10 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

spiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit. To this end, we all stand 
in constant need of a stronger and more personal realization of our 
responsibilities to God, and a closer abiding in His presence. The 
very best preparation for the work of the Synod is that each of us 
have such an entrance into the very heart of God, as to be endued 
with power from on high ; and such a vital hold upon Christ that, as 
the branch draws from the vine, so we shall draw into our lives the 
very life and spirit of the Son of God. 
The following are the official acts and events of the year : 

APPLICATION FOR ORDINATION. 
Mr. Ed. L. Ritchie of the senior class of our theological seminary 
asks for ordination at this convention of Synod. He has accepted the 
call to Christ church at Spencer. 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED. 

1. Rev. J. E. Shenk from the Virginia Synod, Jan. i, 1905. 

2. Rev. L. P. Boland from the South Carolina Synod, Jan. 5, 1905. 

3. Rev. J. W. Strickler from the Virginia Synod, May 4, 1905. 

4. Rev. Geo. S. Bearden from the South Carolina Synod, May 9, '05. 

CALLS ACCEPTED. 

1. Rev. Ewd. Fulenwider to synodical missionary, Sept. 29, 1904, 
and took charge of the work Jan. 1, 1905. 

2. Rev. E. C Witt to Christ church, Spencer, Oct. 31, 1904, and 
took charge Jan. 1, 1905. 

3. Rev. L. P. Boland to the Lebanon pastorate and took charge 
Nov. 20, 1904. 

4. Rev. T. C. Parker to St. Luke pastorate, Dec. 5, 1904, and took 
charge Jan. 1. 1905. 

5. Rev. J. E. Shenk to St. James church, Concord, and took charge 
Jan. i, 1905. 

6. Rev. R. R. Sowers to the Albemarle church, Feb. 19, and took 
charge Apr. 1, 1905. 

7. Rev. J. W. Strickler to St. Andrew's pastorate, Feb. 10, 1905, 
and took charge May 1, 1905. 

8. Rev. Ed. L. Ritchie to Christ church, Spencer, March 24, 1905. 

9. Rev. W. H. Hiller to St. John church, Cabarrus county, March 
26, and took charge April 1, 1905. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

1. Rev. C. L. Miller, Christ and Haven churches, June 5, 1904, by 
Revs. J. H. Wilson and N. D. Bodie. 

2. Rev. F. M. Harr, St. Peter pastorate, June 19, 1904, by Rev. N. 
D. Bodie and the President of Synod. 



MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. II 

3. Rev. C. A. Brown, Organ pastorate, June 26, 1904, by Revs. J. Q. 
Wertz and N. D. Bodie. 

4. Rev. E. P. Conrad, Augsburg church, Winston, June 26, 1904, by 
Revs. C. P. Fisher and C. L. Miller. 

5. Rev. J. E. Shenk, St. James, Concord, Jan. 29, 1905, by Rev. W. 
H. Hiller and the President of Synod. 

6. Rev. L. P. Boland, Lebanon pastorate, April 30, 1905, by Rev. J. 
Q. Wertz and the President of Synod. 

SUPPLIES. 

1. Mr. Ed. L. Ritchie, Christ church, Spencer, from May 22, 1904, 
to Sept., 1904. 

2. Rev. Geo. H. Cox, Albemarle church from Sept., 1904, to April, 

1905- 

3. Rev. F. M. Harr, St. Peter church from Feb. 1, 1905, to May 17, 
1905. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

i. Rev. A. R. Beck, Albemarle church, July 12, 1904. 

2. Rev. B. S. Brown, St. Luke pastorate, Oct. 1, 1904. 

3. Rev. Edw. Fulenwider, St. Andrew pastorate, Oct. 2, 1904. 

4. Rev. T. C. Parker, St. John church, Cabarrus county, Dec. 5, 1904. 

5. Rev. F. M. Harr, St. Peter pastorate, Jan. 31, 1905. 

6. Rev. R. R. Sowers, Guilford pastorate, Feb. 1, 1905. 

7. Rev. E. C. Witt, Christ church, Spencer, March 1, 1905. 

8. Rev. W. H. Hiller, St. James church, Concord, Dec. 31, 1904. 

TRANSFERS. 

1. Rev. C. A. Phillips to the Georgia Synod, May 30, 1904. 

2. Rev. A. R. Beck, to the Tennessee Synod, Sept. 23, 1904. 

VACANCIES. 

1. The Forsyth mission. 

2. The Guilford pastorate. 

3. Cold Water church. 

4. Mt. Carmel church. 

CORNER-STONES LAID. 

1. Macedonia church, Stanly county, Oct. 29, 1904, by the President. 

2. St. Andrew's church, Concord, Nov. 19, 1904, by the President. 

DEDICATIONS. 

1. Macedonia church, Stanly county, Oct. 30, 1904, by the President. 

2. St. Andrew's church, Concord, Nov. 20, 1904, by the President. 

THE NORTHERN CONFERENCE. 
Rev. J. L- Morgan, the president of the Northern Conference, re- 



12 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ports that they have had two meetings during the year, which were 
well attended by both the ministers and the lay-delegates. 

The conference, this year, has paid #50 on the salary of the pastor 
of Christ church at Spencer. 

The conference, through the President of Synod, made an effort to 
arrange for supplying the Forsyth mission ; but, owing to a lack of 
encouragement on the part of the mission, very little was accomplished. 

The presidents of both conferences and Rev. D. I. Offman of the 
Tennessee Synod, for a time, worked together caring for the Luther- 
ans at Landis, a new mill-town in Rowan county. But, at length, be- 
lieving that more could be accomplished by one man serving them, 
and inasmuch as Rev. Offman was most conveniently located for the 
work, and that most of the Lutherans living there were members of 
his pastorate, our men withdrew from the work, giving it all over to 
Rev. Offman. 

The conference has appointed a committee to examine, and, if nec- 
essary, to recommend revision of its constitution, so as to conform to 
the revised constitution of Synod. 

The next meeting of the conference will be held in St. Paul church, 
Rev. V. Y. Boozer, pastor. The officers are Rev. J. L. Morgan, presi- 
dent ; Rev. C. L. Miller, secretary ; Rev. P. J. Wade, treasurer. 

SOUTHERN CONFERENCE. 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz, retiring president, reports that they have held 
two meetings during the year which were well attended. 

The conference has paid $50 this year, to assist in the support of 
Rev. C. R. Pless, pastor of Bethel (Stanly) pastorate ; $25 was voted 
to supplement the salary of the pastor at Spencer, but has not been 
paid because not needed. 

The conference asks Synod to decide whether a delegate to Synod 
or Conference can be enrolled upon the reading of his certificate if he 
is absent. 

The next meeting will be held in Lutheran Chapel church. The 
officers are : President, Rev. N. D. Bodie ; Secretary, Rev. C. R. Pless; 
Treasurer, Mr. J. C. Lingle. 

THE APPORTIONMENT OF THE UNITED SYNOD. 

At its last convention the United Synod increased its apportionment 
for home and foreign missions to $10,000 and $8,000 respectively. 
This was based upon the reported enrollment of membership of the 
different synods, and is at the rate, per capita, of 25 cents for home 
and 20 cents for foreign missions. 

The apportionment of the North Carolina Synod is estimated upon 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

the reported active or resident membership, which is far below the en- 
rollment. Upon this basis, the rate of apportionment should be 30 
cents for home and 24 cents for foreign missions. 

The Board of Missions of the United Synod asks that all of our con- 
gregations set apart special seasons for gathering offerings for the work 
of the United Synod, as follows : One Sunday in April, to be observed 
by our Sunday-schools as Japan Missionary Day ; and in the congre- 
gations, Whitsunday for foreign missions, and the second Sunday in 
November for home missions. 

The Board also calls attention to the fact that only about two-thirds 
of the money raised by the Women's Synodical Missionary Conven- 
tion is appropriated to the United Synod work ; and that, therefore, 
it is unjust that congregations should have credit upon the United 
Synod apportionment for the full amount contributed through said 
channel. 

MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS. 

i. I call the attention of the Synod to the fact that, in the near fu- 
ture, there is likely to be a large town, in Stanly county, where the 
Whitney Co. is erecting its Electrical-Power-Plant, and suggest the 
importance of planting our church there before the field is occupied 
by others. 

2. I recommend that arrangements be made for the permanent sup- 
port of our synodical missionary. 

3. I recommend that ordination take place during the Sunday 
morning service in this Pilgrim church. 

4. I recommend that the Synod give its official and hearty approval 
of the "Women's Forward Movement," in the effort to raise $20,000 
for missionary purposes, and that the amounts contributed by each 
and all be reported to the Statistical Secretary, and that they be tabu- 
lated and printed in the Minutes of Synod. 

5. I recommend that the Synod give its official and hearty approval 
of the plans inaugurated for the liquidation of the debt resting upon 
our Orphan Home, and that the chairman of the United Synod's com- 
mittee, Rev. J. H. Wilson, be accorded a time to present this import- 
ant matter before Synod, and that when the work shall have been 
completed, a full statement of the amounts contributed by our con- 
gregations be printed in the Minutes of the Synod. 

6. I recommend that the Synod, at this convention, define its rela- 
tion to the "Collegiate Institute" now being conducted in the build- 
ings of North Carolina College. 

7. I recommend that Section 6 of Article III of the Constitution of 
the Synod, be interpreted to mean that the newly elected officers of 



14 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

the conferences shall be immediately installed and enter upon their 
duties, but that the retiring presidents shall continue to be members 
of the Executive Committee of Synod until the next annual conven- 
tion of Synod. 

8. I recommend that the 'Committee on Apportionment be instructed 
to base their report upon the active or resident membership, at the 
rate of 30c. per capita for home and 24c. for foreign missions of the 
United Synod. 

9. I recommend that this Synod approve of the action of the United 
Synod, and instruct all of its congregations to set apart in their Sunday- 
schools, one Sunday in April, for Japan Mission Day ; Whitsunday, 
or the nearest convenient Sunday, for foreign missions ; and one Sun- 
day in November for home missions ; at which times offerings shall 
be taken and the amounts forwarded to the Treasurer of the Synod to 
be credited upon their United Synod apportionment. And that the 
Treasurer's receipt shall be sufficient voucher for the Finance Com- 
mittee to give such credit in its report. 

10. The following petitions have been received, and the congrega- 
tions have been recognized as separate pastorates, each having all the 
rights and privileges of the same. I trust that the Synod will approve 
of this action. 

To the President of the E. L. Synod of North Carolina, 

Dear Brother : — Inasmuch as the St. Peter's congregation, one of 
the congregations composing the St. Peter's pastorate, has withdrawn 
from the pastorate, we, the undersigned, council of St. Matthew's 
congregation, in the name of and for said congregation, respectfully 
ask that this, the St. Matthew's congregation, be constituted a pas- 
torate, with full power to call a pastor. This to be known as the St. 
Matthew's pastorate. 

This the 29th day of April, 1905. 

Signed JOHN TREXLER, Chairman, 

J. F. MORGAN, Secretary, 
GEO. A. TREXLER, 
DAVID M. MORGAN, 
ELI WYATT, 
SAMUEL BAME, 
C. M. POOLE, 

COUNCIE. 

To the President of the E. L. Synod and Ministerium of North Caro- 
lina, Greeting : 
We, the members of St. Peter's E. L. church, constituting a part of 
what is known as the St. Peter's pastorate of the above named Synod, 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

hereby asks, through its council, that the pastoral relation between 
the two congregations composing the charge, be dissolved, and that 
we be allowed to call a pastor to serve the St. Peter's church alone. 

We are reliably informed that a similar request has been made by 
the St. Matthew's congregation, and we hereby express our willing- 
ness to concur in the dissolution of the pastorate as it has heretofore 
existed. Signed 

O. M. HOLSHOUSER, BOYDEN TREXLER, 

ARTHUR L. KLUTTZ, W. H. C. LYERLY, 

PAUIv C. BARGER, J. H. A. BARGER, 

Elders. Deacons. 

12. At the last annual convention, the Board of Church Extension 
reported that its assets amounted to $2,290.82, of which sum $1,443.95 
was in cash ; and that for twelve months there had been no applica- 
tion for a loan. Thus the funds of the board are lying dormant and 
failing in the purpose for which they were given. May it not be pos- 
sible that the regulations of the board are such as to prohibit needy 
congregations from applying for a loan ? This fund should not be 
idle while there are congregations or missions that are needing assist- 
ance. 

I therefore recommend that a special committee be appointed to 
confer with the Board of Church Extension, with a view to making 
the fund more available and upon easier terms. 

conclusion. 
And now with earnest prayer that faith, hope, and love may char- 
acterize all of the proceedings of this convention, and that God's 
blessings may rest upon all, I gratefully return to you the trust that 
you so kindly committed to me a year ago. GEO. H. COX. 

OFFICERS ELECTED. 
President — Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 

Vice- President — Rev. B. S. Brown. 
Secretary — Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 
Statistical Secretary — Rev. W. H. Hiller. 

Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 

The officers were duly installed by Rev. A. G. Voigt. 

On motion, tomorrow at 10 o'clock was fixed to hear Rev. 
H. A. McCullough, Principal of Mount Pleasant Collegiate 
Institute, in the interest of his school. The time immedi- 



l6 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ately following was granted Dr. Voigt, Dean of our Theo- 
logical Seminary. 

On motion, Rev. Dr. Holland, chairman of the Board of 
Missions, and Rev. A. J. Stirewalt, missionary-elect to Ja- 
pan, w T ere given the hour of n a. m. tomorrow to present 
the cause of missions. 

On motion, Friday at 10:30 o'clock was designated Or- 
phan Home hour. 

On motion, Rev. C. B. Cox was excused from making 
the address on beneficiary education at this convention of 
Synod. 

Hours for the sessions of Synod were fixed from 9 a. m. 
to 5 p. m. 

Adjourned, all uniting in the Lord's Prayer. 



SECOND SESSION. 

Thursday, May 18, 9 a. m. 
Devotional service by Rev. H. A. Trexler. 
After the calling of the roll, Synod heard the Treasurer's 
Report, which was received and held for the proper com- 
mittee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod 

oe North Carolina. 

home MISSIONS. 

1904. Dr. 

May 4. To amt. in bank . . . $ 185 35 

To amt. Finance Com. — Christiana . . 545 52 

To collection 7 30 

May 15. To amt. Dr. G. F. Schaeffer 8 00 

Aug. 18. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas . . . 200 00 

Sept. 30. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Tr., surplus 349 00 

Oct. 18. To amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, Tr. for Spencer 11 75 



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Nov. 2. To amt. John K. Patterson, Treas. St. 

James, Concord $ 12 50 

Nov. 26. To amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, Tr. for Spencer 25 00 

Dec. 6. To amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, Tr. , collection 

Spencer 5 08 

1905- 

Jan. 7. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Tr., Burl. . 50 00 

May 3! To amt int. Rev. B. S. Brown .... 60 00 

May 16. To amt. donat'nRev. Dr. G. F. Schaeffer 10 00 $1469 50 

1904. Cr. 

May 12. By chk. Rev. C. A. Phillips $ 37 50 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 50 00 

May 16. By chk. Rev. A. R. Beck 200 00 

May 21. By chk. Rev. C. L. Miller 14 60 

May 26. By chk. Rev. E. P. Parker 35 00 

June 29. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

July 14. By chk. Rev. C. L. Miller 37 50 

Aug. 19. By chk. Rev. A. R. Beck 66 67 

Aug. 29. By chk. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 57 00 

Sept. 22. By chk. Rev. E. D. Ritchie, bal. ... 28 50 

Oct. 17. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

Oct. 18. By chk. Rev. C. L. Miller 62 50 

Nov. 10. By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 50 00 

Nov. 23. By chk. Rev. C. P. Fisher 25 00 

1905- 

Jan. 7. By chk. Rev. Dr. Geo. H. Cox — expenses 10 00 

By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

Jan. 17. By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider, bal. ... 8 00 

Feb. 4. By chk. Rev. C. D. Miller 62 50 

Feb. 21. By chk. Rev. L. P. Boland 37 50 

Feb. 25. By chk. Rev. C. P. Fisher 25 00 

Mar. 1. By chk. Rev. E. C. Witt 70 83 

Mar. 30. By chk. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

Mar. 31. By chk. Rev. C D. Miller 62 50 

April 21. By chk. Rev. D. P. Boland 27 50 $1143 10 

foreign missions. 

1904. Dr. 

May 12. Amt. Finance Committee — Christiana $171 21 

July 30. Amt. Children's Soc, St. Stephen's S. S. 1 00 
1905- 

April 4. Amt. St. Mark's, Charlotte 25 00 

April 6. Amt. St. James 34 82 



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April 6. Amt. Augsburg mission $ 5 00 

April 11. Amt. Christiana 8 20 

April 13. Amt. Holy Trinity 7 40 

April 18. Amt. Union 9 23 

April 20. Amt. St. Enoch's 3 00 

April 21. Amt. St. Luke's, Davidson 3 46 

Amt. Pilgrim's 4 35 

April 24. Amt. Trinity 1 88* 

May 6. Amt. St. Peter's 8 33 

May 9. Amt. Organ 4 80 

Amt. Ebenezer 6 08 

May 12. Amt. St. John's, Salisbury 10 13 

Amt. Faith 3 50 

Amt. "Emmanuel's 3 25 

May 15. Amt. Albemarle 4 00 $ 314 64 

1904. Cr. 

May 5. By check — J. W. Eberly 171 21 

I9°5- 

April 6. By receipt — John A. Cline 34 82 

By check— John A. Cline 31 00 

May 12. By check 73 61 

By amt. in bank 400$ 314 64 

synodicaiv treasury. 
Dr. 

To amt. in bank $136 67 

To amt. Finance Committee ..... 588 65 

To amt. Rev. J. H. Wilson, Depositary . 163 00 

To amt. John K. Patterson, executor . . 536 00 

To amt. Augsburg mission 8 30 

To amt. A. Lafayette Barringer .... 5 00 $1437 62 
Cr. 

By receipts in reports $ I 3^> 69 

By cash paid sexton 3 00 

By chk. Rev. V. Y. Boozer, Sec .... 15 00 

By chk. Henkel & Co 132 47 

By amt. Theo. Prof., salary ...... 21 75 

By amt. Dr. M. L. Stevens, Treas ... 100 00 

By amt. J. H. Rehder 354 00 

1905. 

Jan. 2. By amt. J. D. Heilig 536 00 

By amt. Rev. V. Y. Boozer— stationery 6 50 



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June 1. By amt. J. D. Heilig, Treas $ 25 00 

Feb. 1. By amt. Rev. V. Y. Boozer 4 40 

Feb. 18. By amt. Hon. C. H. Duls 82 20 

Mar. 29. By amt. Rev. E. Fulenwider 18 50 

April 10. By amt. Rev. J. H. Wilson 1 20 

May 8. By amt. Rev. Dr. Geo. H. Cox — exp . . 2 98 $1439 6 9 

synodical missionary. 
1904. Dr. 

May 30. St. James, Concord $ 12 89 

June 4. St. Paul's, Wilmington 50 00 

June 9. St. Mark's, China Grove 6 79 

St. Paul's, Rowan 5 00 

June 14. St. Matthew's, Wilmington 6 25 

Wittenberg 1 25 

June 21. Center Grove 6 50 

June 29. St. John's, Cabarrus 3 00 

July 5. St. Luke's, Rowan 10 74 

July 7. St. Paul's, Wilmington 50 00 

July 11. Christiana 7 92 

July 12. Concordia 5 00 

July 18. Faith 3 75 

July 21. St. Duke's and Pilgrim's 10 00 

July 30. St. Andrew's 2 50 

Aug. 4. Emmanuel's 1 25 

Aug. 29. Christ's 5 13 

Sept. 9. St. Matthew's, Wilmington 6 25 

Oct. 14. St. John's, Cabarrus 8 00 

Oct. 24. St. Andrew's . . ._ 2 50 

Oct. 31. St. Matthew's, Rowan 7 50 

St. Peter's 7 50 

Bethel, Rowan 5 73 

Albemarle 5 00 

Lutheran Chapel 7 25 

St. Matthew's, Wilmington 6 25 

Organ 23 00 

Frieden's 10 00 

Sharon 5 00 

St. Enoch's 5 00 

Trinity 10 00 

Janry. 10. St. Mark's, China Grove 7 05 

Janry. 10. St. Paul's, Rowan 912 



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St. Mark's, Charlotte $ 12 50 

Holy Trinity 6 25 

St. Enoch's 5 00 

St. Paul's, Rowan 5 7° 

Union 15 00 

St. Matthew's, Wilmington 6 25 

Christiana 3 00 

St. James . . . . 29 26 

Ebenezer 6 65 

Faith 221 

Emmanuel 3 50 $ 408 44 

Cr. 

By amt. Rev. E. Fulenwider $ 83 33 

By amt. Rev. E. Fulenwider 166 67 

By amt. Rev. E. Fulenwider 83 33 

By amt. to balance 75 1 1 $ 408 44 

$20,000 FUND. 
Dr. 

Albemarle $ 4 00 

Wittenberg Sunday-school 4 32 

Wittenberg Sunday-school 1 00 

Albemarle 2 00 $ n 32 

Cr. 
By chk. J. A. Cline, treasurer $ 11 32 

orphan fund. 
Dr. 

Amt. in bank $ 36 80 

Amt. Finance Committee 5 50 

Amt. Salem 4 00 

Union 9 00 

Wittenberg 6 75 

Amt. St. John's, Salisbury 52 40 

Amt. Uuther League, Salisbury .... 5 00 

Christiana 3 00 

Amt. St. Matthew's 3 50 $ 125 95 

Cr. 

By amt. Paul S. Davis $ 42 30 

By amt. Paul S. Davis 19 75 

By amt. Paul S. Davis 52 40 

By amt. in bank 11 50 $ 125 95 



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atlanta mission. 

1904. Dr. 

Nov. 23. St. John's, Salisbury $ 8 75 

Dec. 1. Salem 9 70 

Grace 7 40 

St. Luke's, Davidson 4 35 

Pilgrim 7 92 

Dec. 15. St. Peter's 8 00 

St. Matthew's, Rowan 8 00 

Febry. 1. Holy Trinity 5 70 $ 59 82 

1904. Cr. 

Dec. 7. By chk. J. A. Cline, Treasurer $ 38 12 

1905- 

May 12. By chk. J. A. Cline, Treasurer 21 70 $ 59 82 

DISABLED MINISTERS' FUND. 
I904. 

May 12. To amt. in bank $ 35 25 

To amt. Finance Com., Christiana . . 140 52 

To amt. Rev. T. C. Parker 2 00 

To amt. Rev. P. J. Wade 3 00 

To amt. Rev. H. A. McCullough .... 1 50 

To amt. Rev. J. Q. Wertz 2 50 

To amt. Rev. H. A. Trexler 2 50 

To amt. Rev. R. R. Sowers 2 00 

To amt. Rev. C. L. Miller 1 50 

To amt. Rev. C. A. Brown 2 40 

To amt. Rev. C. P. Fisher 2 00 

To amt. Rev. C. B. Miller 6 00 

To amt. Rev. R. L. Brown 60 

To amt. Rev. A. R. Beck 2 50 

To amt. Rev. V. Y. Boozer 2 75 

To amt. Rev. G. H. Cox 1 50 

To amt. Rev. J. H. Wilson 10 00 

To amt. Rev. J. L. Morgan 2 50 

To amt. Rev. E. Fulenwider 2 30 

To amt. Rev. Dr. A. G. Voigt 13 00 

To amt. Rev. G. F. Schaeffer 2 00 

To amt. Rev. N. D. Bodie 2 50 

To amt. Rev. Dr. R. C. Holland .... 12 00 

To amt. Rev. N. D. Bodie 2 50 $ 255 32 



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beneficiary education. 
1904. Dr. 

May 12. To amt. to balance - $ 7 06 

To amt. Finance Committee 182 00 

May 14. To amt. collection 21 69 $ 210 75 

1904. Cr. 

Oct. 18. To check Reuben Goodman $ 50 00 

1905. 

Janry. 17. To chk. Reuben Goodman ...... 50 00 

To balance no 75 $ 210 75 

theological professor's salary. 
1904. Dr. 

May 12. To amt. Finance Committee $178 75 

To amt. Synodical Treas 21 25 $ 200 00 

1904. Cr. 

May 16. By chk. Hon. C. M. Efird | 200 00 

home missions — united synod. 

1904. Dr. 

May 12. Amt. Finance Com., Christiana .... $190 93 

Dec. 1. Amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, St. Luke's ... 4 35 

Amt. Rev. P. J. Wade, Pilgrim .... 7 92 $ 203 2c 

1904. Cr. 

May 16. By chk. J. W. Eberly, Esq $190 93 

By chk. Rev. W. H. Riser : 3 00 

By balance 9 27 $ 203 20 

church extension. 
1904. Dr. 

May 12. To amt. Finance Committee . . ... $ 100 25 $ 100 25 

Cr. 

May 16. By chk. Dr. Stevens $ 100 25 

Most respectfully submitted, 
May 17, 1905. JAMES D. HEILIG. 

The President announced the standing committees as fol- 
lows : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. On President' s Report. — Revs. W. A. Snyder, J. H. C. 
Fisher, J. O. Wertz, and Messrs. G. F. Seiter and P. A. 
Sloop. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

2. On State of the CAurck.-R.eys. N. D. Bodie, J. W. 
Strickler, H. A. McCullough, and Messrs. R. G. Kizer and 
Tobias Lyerly. 

3. On Church Institutions and Education. — Revs. W. H. 
Hiller, J. E. Shenk, J. H. Wilson, and Messrs. J. M. Ed- 
dleman and J. H. A. Barger. 

4. On Report of the Executive Committee. — Revs. R. C. 
Holland, A. G. Voigt, V. C. Ridenhour, and Messrs. J. C. 
Lingle and W. L. Kimball. 

5. On Minutes and Unfinished Business. — Revs. E. P. 
Conrad, G. S. Bearden, H. M. Brown, and Messrs. J. B. 
Summers and H. C. Ridenhour. 

6. On Letters and Petitions. — Revs. C. R. Pless, H. A. 
Trexler, C. P. Fisher, and Messrs. M. G. Tiencken and 
John Wagoner. 

7. On Vacancies. — Revs. G. H. Lingle, T. C. Parker, L,. 
P. Boland, and Messrs. J. D. Beaver and H. J. Sink. 

8. On Finances. — Rev. C. B. Cox and Mr. E. H. Miller 
and Dr. C. M. Poole. 

9. On Appropriations. — Revs. F. M. Harr, C. L. Miller, 
R. R. Sowers, and Messrs. J. R. Smith and J. W. Styers. 

10. On Apportio?iments . — Revs. C. L,. Miller, B. S. Brown, 
J. L. Morgan, and Messrs. J. A. Cline and R. G. Kizer. 

11. On Pastoral Districts. — Revs. C. A. Brown, W. R. 
Ketchie, W. A. Dutton, and Messrs. S. G. Patterson and 
C. M. Cress. 

The Executive Committee's Report was read, received, 
and held for committee. 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your Executive Committee respectfully submit the following report : 
The work of the year has been heavy, requiring eight meetings and 
extra work by sub-committees, but it has been done cheerfully ; and, 
we trust, to the best interest of Synod and our Lutheran church. 



24 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

I. HOME MISSIONS. 
We are glad to be able to report our mission work in good shape. 
With the exception of the Forsyth field there is no vacancy, pastors 
being either on the ground or secured for every field. All salaries 
have been paid in full to April first and May first. 

1. Chestnut Hill. — Rev. C. L, Miller is the faithful and active pas- 
tor of this mission. His peculiar fitness for this work is shown by 
the substantial growth of the mission and its development along all 
lines. 

2. Spencer. — Much difficult)' has been experienced in getting a per- 
manent pastor for this important field. Student E. L. Ritchie did 
splendid work as supply during the summer months. Rev. E. C. 
Witt, of Florida, having accepted a regular call, took charge January 
J > I9°5i Du t after two months gave up the work and returned to 
Florida. Mr. Ritchie has accepted the call to become regular pastor, 
and will enter upon his duties after his ordination at this meeting of 
Synod. The Northern Conference has contributed this year $50 to- 
ward the salary of the missionary. 

3. Lebanon. — This newly constituted pastorate is on the funds of 
Synod at the rate of $130 annually. Rev. L,. P. Boland has been the 
missionary since November 15, 1904, and is doing faithful and com- 
mendable service. 

4. St. Andrew's. — This field was made vacant the first of January 
by the resignation of Rev. Fulenwider, and remained so until the first 
of May when Rev. J. W. Strickler took up the work. 

5. Burlington. — Rev. C. B. Cox, the missionary, has rendered valu- 
able service, and the churches are progressing nicely under his wise lead- 
ership. The Women's Synodical Missionary Society is supporting this 
mission at present. 

6. Forsyth. — This field has been vacant all the year, and is still 
vacant, all efforts to obtain the services of a pastor having failed. 

7. Faith. — The Faith pastorate has been aided to the amount of 
$50. As the result of the diligent and efficient work of Pastor C. P. 
Fisher, no aid will be needed in the future, the pastorate having be- 
come sufficiently strong to support its pastor without outside help. 

8. Albemarle. — Rev. A. R. Beck resigned this work in July. They 
were without a pastor until April 1, 1905, when Rev. R. R. Sowers 
took charge. We are glad to report that through the influence of Dr. 
Cox, who gave them supply service, the congregation has declared 
itself self-sustaining, and is no longer on the funds of Synod. 

The total amount paid our missionaries during the year is $1,243.10. 
The amount pledged for next year is as follows : Chestnut Hill, $250 ; 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

Spencer, $275 ; Lebanon, $130 ; St. Andrew's, $100 ; Burlington, $175 ; 
Forsyth, $150 ; total, $1,080. 

All of our missions and missionaries are worthy the continued sup- 
port of Synod. 

II. SYNODICAL MISSIONARY. 

Soon after the adjournment of Synod, steps were taken toward 
placing a synodical missionary in the field. After several months of 
unavoidable delay, Rev. Edward Fulenwider accepted the call and 
entered upon the work January 1, 1905. At first the field of operation 
embraced Lexington, Thomasville, High Point, and Greensboro, but 
after the missionary had been on the ground for some time ; and, in 
company with the President of Synod, had made a thorough canvass 
of the field, he recommended the concentration of efforts at present 
on Lexington with a general oversight of the other points. This was 
done, and he was instructed to proceed with the organization of a 
congregation at Lexington, the Executive Committee assuring him 
that when organized the Synod would stand by its pledge and give 
them at least $550 toward the purchase of a lot for a church, — see 
Minutes, 1902, page 25. 

The missionary is holding regular services at Thomasville where he 
has found 28 Lutherans. A church is needed here. He does not hold 
services at the other two places, but has made a second canvass of 
High Point where 25 Lutherans have been found and equally as many 
who have been or should be Lutherans. A number of these can be 
reclaimed. He says : "The town is rapidly becoming a city. Real 
estate is high, but will be higher. By all means let us have a church 
here, and soon. 

The situation at Greensboro is hopeful, but as the missionary had 
not made a second canvass there at the time of his last report we are 
unable to make a fuller report. He will submit to Synod a full re- 
port of all his work. 

III. BENEFICIARY. 

We have only one beneficiary, Mr. R. A. Goodman, Junior at Roa- 
noke College, who has received $100. His reports show his class- 
standing to be exceptionally good. He is a promising and worthy 
young man. 

IV. OTHER MATTERS. 

I. The Blackwelder Bequest. — We were notified that this money, 
which amounted to $530, would not be paid over to Synod except 
through a trustee ; therefore, Mr. J. D. Heilig was appointed Synod's 
trustee to receive it. It was invested for a few months at 6 per cent, 
interest, but is now in the treasury at Synod's disposition. 



26 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

2. Finding no ordination certificate blanks on hand we had fifty 
made for the especial use of our Synod. We also had made suitable 
stationery for the use of the Executive Committee, and blanks for the 
use of missionaries in making their quarterly reports. 

V. RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. Inasmuch as the Lutherans of Lexington are now organized into 
a congregation that bids fair to become self-supporting before many 
years, we recommend that Synod carry out the spirit of its pledge to 
them and give them a church lot. 

2. We recommend that Synod make provision for the permanent 
support of the synodical missionary. The salary at present is $i,ooo, 
he to bear all expenses. The voluntary pledges for this work last 
year amounted to less than $8oo, much of which has not been paid. 
Something must be done. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. H. COX, 
B. S. BROWN, 
J. H. WILSON, 
J. Q. WERTZ, 
J. L. MORGAN, 
V. Y. BOOZER, 
J. D. HEILIG, 
J. A. CLINE. 
This was adopted as a standing resolution of Synod : 
Resolved, That Standing Committee No. io shall consist of five 
members, three ministers and two laymen, and that this committee 
shall carefully revise the apportionment table each year and report 
the same to the Secretary of Synod within ten days after the adjourn- 
ment of Synod. 

COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. 
The hour for the special order having arrived, Synod 
heard Prof. McCullough in behalf of the Collegiate Insti- 
tute. On motion, the written report which he submitted 
was received and referred to the Committee on Church In- 
stitutions. 

REPORT OF THE PRINCIPALS OF THE COLLEGIATE IN- 
STITUTE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

GENTLEMEN : — The Collegiate Institute has enjoyed a uniformly 
good year. The health of the faculty and students has been splendid. 
There has not been a case of serious sickness during the year. Reg- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

ular, systematic work has been done throughout the session. The 
deportment of the students has been manly and considerate. Con- 
stant harmony has prevailed among the students, and the best of feel- 
ing between student body and faculty. Hazing and rowdyism are 
not practiced, and many of the objectionable features incident to stu- 
dent life have been banished. A sense of honor is consequently fos- 
tered which proves invaluable in the proper regulation of the school. 

ENROLLMENT. 

The enrollment for the present year shows a substantial increase 
over that of the past. The total enrollment for the year numbers 
eighty-three (83), representing three States. 

IMPROVEMENTS . 

Many timely and much needed improvements have been made. 
In our last report your attention was called to the need of new roofs 
on the wing buildings and residence. We are glad to report that the 
committee appointed by the board promptly provided the means, and 
with the assistance of friends of the community put on the roofs. 
Recognizing the need of better school furniture, we inaugurated a 
plan last summer to raise the necessary funds to procure the same. 
We were gratified by the generous response of friends, and as a result 
all the class rooms have been furnished with modern recitation seats 
of the best make, and the preparatory department with the latest au- 
tomatic single desks. The interior of the main building was repaired 
throughout ; the dormitories were renovated, and the halls, reading 
room, and recitation rooms were murescoed. The great need of a 
suitable hall in which to hold commencement and other public exer- 
cises was also brought to your attention. Desiring to meet the press- 
ing need, every feasible plan was duly considered. Finally by the 
generous co-operation of the firm of Cook & Foil a fortunate arrange- 
ment was effected whereby the Collegiate Institute and Mont Amoena 
Seminary now have a modern, well equipped auditorium, in which 
commencement exercises will be held this year. The firm erected in 
the center of town a large, two-story brick building. The second 
story was constructed especially for an auditorium, having an inclined 
floor, a large elevated stage, and being so proportioned as to insure 
proper acoustics. It has been furnished with modern opera chairs 
and other needed equipments, making a neat auditorium with a seat- 
ing capacity of six hundred. The two institutions have furnished 
the hall at a cost of about one thousand dollars ($1,000), and the 
ownership of the furniture is to remain with the institutions. We 
already have in hand a considerable portion of this amount, and feel 



2S MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

assured that the remainder will be forthcoming from generous friends. 
We have set on foot another movement, and committees have been 
appointed from each of the literary societies to raise funds for needed 
improvements on the society halls. It is hoped that by the opening 
of the next session the halls will be artistically furnished. "We have 
been anxious to improve the libraries and render them more service- 
able to the students. To this end we have been soliciting new books, 
and are glad to report another donation. Mrs. Martha A. Dreher 
(widow of the Rev. Daniel Dreher), of Winston, N. C, donated a 
large part of her husband's library to the institute. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Receipts from tuition and room rent to date $1221 19 

From interest on invested endowment 275 55 

From interest on uncollected endowment bonds 47 70 

From rent of land 53 93 

Total $1598 37 

Expended for canvassing, advertising, fuel, service, and in- 
cidentals 280 95 

Donations received from friends for school furniture and other 

improvements $ 137 80 

Expended for furniture and other improvements 226 10 

INCREASED TEACHING FORCE. 

The high standard of work which the Collegiate Institute has set 
for itself in preparing young men thoroughly for the Junior class in 
leading colleges and the growth of the school made it necessary to 
add another, the fourth man to the faculty. We were unwilling to 
engage any but a thoroughly competent and experienced teacher. 
The institution, we feel, is to be congratulated upon the selection 
made. Professor D. R. Riser, of Leesville, S. C, a graduate of New- 
berry College, who has had several years of eminently successful ex- 
perience in teaching and has just spent a year in Yale University, 
making a specialty of the branches he is to teach, has accepted the 
professorship of Latin and Greek. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

1. The buildings of the Collegiate Institute are insured for $5, 384, 
and as said buildings are the property of the North Carolina Synod, 
we would ask, through you, that Synod meet the premiums on insur- 
ance, which amount to about $100. 

2. As the endowment of the Institute is quite limited, and as the 
necessary expenses of conducting a high grade school must neces- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

sarily increase with the growth of the school, we would recommend, 
through you, that Synod be asked to devise a plan by which an Im- 
provement Fund may be created to keep the buildings in good repair, 
and thus leave all revenue accruing to the school to meet current ex- 
penses. 

OUTLOOK FOR NEXT SESSION. 
We are glad to report to you that the work of the present session 
has been highly satisfactory. The young men have applied them- 
selves to their duties with commendable fidelity. They seem to be 
well satisfied, and the majority of them intend to return. The indi- 
cations are bright for next session, and in order that more effective 
work may be done arrangements have been made for holding Educa- 
tional Rallies at the following points during the summer : St. Paul's, 
Rowan county ; Union, Rowan county ; Troutman's, Iredell county ; 
and St. Martin's, Stanly county. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. McCULLOUGH, 
G. F. MCALLISTER, 

Principals. 
THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 
At the appointed hour, Synod heard Dr. A. G. Voigt, 
Dean, report on the work of the Theological Seminary. 
This resolution was then adopted : 

Resolved, That the President of Synod shall appoint annually a 
minister of this body to deliver an address to the students of the Mt. 
Pleasant Collegiate Institute, setting before them the claims of the 
Gospel ministry. 

Dr. Voigt was appointed to deliver the address for the 
next session. 

The following report was adopted : 

EX-SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

Your Secretary begs leave to submit the following report for the 
past year : 

1. Within four weeks after the adjournment of Synod, 2,000 copies 
of the Minutes were printed and distributed at a cost of $125.78, the 
bill of which is herewith submitted for payment. 

2. The contract for the printing of 2,000 copies of the Minutes of 
this convention has been made with Messrs. Henkel & Co. at $1.72 
per page. The contract calls for the work to be done within four 
weeks after first copy of manuscript is in their hands or a forfeit of 



3° MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

$1.50 per day for time after the limit, provided all proof is promptly 
returned and they do not have to wait for copy of manuscript. 

3. In obedience to instruction I had 200 copies of the revised con- 
stitution of Synod printed at a cost of $30.81, which bill is yet to be 
paid. One copy was sent to every minister of Synod. The rest are 
in the hand of the Secretary, and a copy may be had by any one upon 
application. 

As directed by Synod I subscribed for the Lutheran Visitor and Our 
Church Paper, and have clipped all matter that may be of historical 
value, which matter is ready to be turned over to the Archivist. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. Y. BOOZER. 

Adjourned for the special order for the hour. 
Rev. A. J. Stirewalt and Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., 'ad- 
dressed Synod on the subject of foreign missions. 
Offering for the Japan mission $14.87. 



THIRD SESSION. 



Thursday, 2 p. m. 

Opened with prayer by Rev. J. L. Morgan. 

The Report of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of 
Mt. Amoena Seminary was received and referred to com- 
mittee. 

REPORT OF CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF 
MONT AMOENA FEMALE SEMINARY. 

Mt. Pleasant, N. C, May 15, 1905. 
To the Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina, 

Brethren : I am pleased to report that Mont Amoena Female 
Seminary has enjoyed a very successful year, having enrolled 87 stu- 
dents : 61 of whom are boarders. At commencement 16 young ladies 
will receive diplomas of graduation. There was not a single case of 
serious sickness among the students during the year. The deport- 
ment of the young ladies is commended. 

The Treasurer of the Faculty paid all bills promptly. An insurance 
of $2,500, on the property, is carried ; $1,400 of which is to protect a 
loan due to North Carolina College. 

The Treasurer of the Board received from the Treasurer of the Fac- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 3 1 

ulty $150 rent money, $88.40 of which was paid to the Treasurer of 
North Carolina College being the interest on said loan. The balance 
was expended on repairs on the buildings and grounds. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JONAS COOK, 
Chmn. Board Trustees. 

In rendering reports on the State of the Church the pas- 
tors were, by motion, directed to hand in their reports with- 
out reading, but the lay-delegates were required to report 
orally. 

On motion, Rev. Sowers, late pastor of the Guilford pas- 
torate, was requested to make up the statistical report of 
the pastorate. 

This report was adopted : 

REPORT OF DELEGATION TO UNITED SYNOD. 

At the eighth convention of the United Synod, held in New Market, 
Va., on 27th of July, 1904, the Synod of North Carolina had present 
eight clerical and two lay-delegates. The other synods were well 
represented, and the convention was marked by great earnestness and 
perfect harmony. Some very important measures were enacted, such 
as the consolidation of the church papers, the raising the apportion- 
ments for Home and Foreign Missions to f 10,000 and $8,000 respec- 
tively, with instructions to the Board of Missions to send to Japan a 
third missionary as soon as practicable, the adoption of the Orphan 
Home and the assumption of the debt of $16,000 still resting upon it, 
and the appointment of a commission to devise and execute methods 
for the collection of the same. The key-note of all its deliberations 
seemed to be, "go forward." 

Representatives from the General Synod and General Council were 
present conveying in enthusiastic terms the greetings of these great 
Lutheran bodies. The next convention will be held in Dallas, N. C, 
in July, 1906. 

A new Board of Missions was appointed, consisting of one repre- 
sentative from each synod. The bonds of fellowship among the 
several synods were evidently strengthened, and the spirit of co-opera- 
tion was evinced in the unanimity which characterized all the sessions 
of this body, and the conviction prevailed that the United Synod was 
organized for work, and was actuated by a serious purpose to seek to 
fulfill its divinely appointed mission in this Southland. 

Respectfully submitted, R. C. HOLLAND, Chairman. 



32 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

This report was received for consideration by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

Your Committee on the Report of the President of the Synod beg 
to report that this document displays conscientious care and wisdom 
on the part of the President in administering the affairs of Synod, and 
deserves the highest commendation. 

The committee recommends : 

i. That the official acts noted in the report be approved. 

2. That the query of the Southern Conference be answered thus : 
Absent delegates who send credentials shall be enrolled, but shall be 
required to present an excuse. 

3. That the possible interests in Stanly county at the Whitney plant 
be entrusted to the Executive Committee with power to act. 

4. That the support of the Synodical Missionary be made permanent. 

5. That ordination occur on Sunday morning, May 21st, in this 
Pilgrim church. 

6. That item 4 be approved. 

7. That item 5 be approved. 

8. That Synod definitely define its relation to the Collegiate Insti- 
tute at Mt. Pleasant, and that action deferred for the present. 

9. That the interpretation as suggested in item 7 shall obtain. 

10. That the Committee on Apportionment be instructed to fix the 
rate per capita thus : 25c. for Home Missions ; 20c. for Foreign Mis- 
sions — on the basis of enrolled membership as reported at this con- 
vention. 

11. That item 9 be approved. 

12. That St. Matthew's and St. Peter's be constituted separate pas- 
torates. 

13. That a committee of two pastors and one layman be appointed 
to confer with the Board of Church Extension for the purpose of mak- 
ing this fund more available. W. A. SNYDER, 

J. H. C. FISHER, 
P. A. SLOOP, 
G. F. SEITTER, 
J. Q. WERTZ. 

Items 1 to 7 adopted. Under item 8 it was ordered that 
a committee be appointed to formulate something for Syn- 
od's consideration, and report tomorrow. 

Committee : Revs. R. C. Holland, J. H. Wilson, N. D. 
Bodie, C. A. Brown, and H. A. McCullough. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 33 

Items 9 to 13 adopted. 

The committee called for in item 13 was appointed as 
follows : Rev. B. S. Brown, Rev. H. A. McCullough, 
and Mr. John A. Cline. 

Adopted as a whole. 

This report was adopted : 

REPORT ON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY. 

A successful session of this institution closed on the 10th of May, 
1905, twelve students being in attendance. Of this number six were 
graduated, viz., J. Bowman Derrick, Henry A. Kistler, John C. Peery, 
Edward L. Ritchie, Henry L. Seagle, and L. Bittle Spracher. Mr. 
Chas. J. Sox was partly a Senior, and was granted a certificate of 
having pursued a two years' course. 

Mr. Edward L. Ritchie is of this Synod, and is a candidate for ordi- 
nation at this convention of Synod. 

Dr. A. G. Voigt, Dean of the Seminary, has been laborious and 
faithful, and managed the affairs of the institution most successfully, 
securing continuous class-room work for the students, notwithstand- 
ing the changes which have taken place in the teaching force. 

Shortly after the beginning of the session, Rev. Prof. M. G. G- 
Scherer, D. D., resigned. His resignation was accepted at his earnest 
request, and took effect Jan. r, 1905. 

Rev. L. G. M. Miller, D. D., was elected to the vacant professor- 
ship, and he entered upon his duties April i, 1905. 

During the vacancy the Dean was assisted by Rev. J. W. Horine, 
Dr. M. G. G. Scherer, and Dr. Chas. Koerner, pastors of the Charleston 
churches. Arrangement has been made whereby partial service can 
be secured from several Charleston pastors during the coming session. 

The catalogue of i904-'5 has been issued, giving the names of the 
Board of Directors and Faculty, and other useful information. An 
interesting feature of the catalogue is the presentation of the names 
of all the students since 1834. 

We learn that while the prospects for the coming year are not 
especially bright, it is the hope of the friends that the enrollment will 
not fall short of the year just past. 

The loyalty of this Synod to this Seminary has not abated, though 
it is a matter of regret that we will likely not have a representative 
among the student body during the session of 1905-6. 

1. We recommend that the Synod pay as usual its apportionment 



34 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

toward the current expenses of the Seminary. For this year its quota 
is $133- 

2. We recommend that amount contributed to this object by the 
churches in excess of this sum be placed in the hands of the Dean to 
be used to aid needy students. R. C. HOLLAND. 

The following was presented for consideration by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Your Committee on Unfinished Business would submit the follow- 
ing report : 

i. Page 29. Has a proper deed been made for the Blackwelder land, 
and has the money been divided as directed ? 

2. Page 30, item 2. Did the special committee have a conference 
with the committee from the Tennessee Synod, and with what result ? 

3. Page 30, item 6. Did the Treasurer pay the Synod's note for 
publishing the History of Synod ? 

4. Page 30, item 8. Has the Archivist prepared a place for the 
safe-keeping of the archives of Synod ? 

5. Page 31, item 2. The constitution of the Board of Trustees of the 
disabled Ministers' Fund is to be considered at this convention. 

6. Page 34, item 2. Has the pastorate, composed of Lebanon and 
Davie churches, been formed as directed? 

7. Page 36, item 1. Did the President request the officers of W. H. 
and F. M. convention to deposit copies of their Minutes with the 
Archivist of Synod ? 

8. Page 37, item 4. "What has the President done about Mt. Carmel? 

9. Page 37, item 7. What has the President done about Cold Water 
church ? 

10. Page 42. Has the Depositary any report to make concerning 
the disposition of the History of the Synod ? 

xi. Page 44. Is the committee to reframe proposed amendments 
to the constitution ready to report ? 

12. Page 47. Are the appointed speakers for this convention pre- 
pared to render the service designated ? 

13. Page 49. Has the treasurer of the Church Extension Board 
executed his bond, as required, and invested the fund at the largest 
interest to be obtained. 

Respectfully submitted, E. P. CONRAD, 

A. M. BROWN, 
GEO. S. BEARDEN, 
J. B. SUMMERS, 
H. C. RIDENHOUR, 
Committee. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 35 

Item 1. Yes. 

Item 2. Yes. See Report of Committee of Conference 
relative to closer Union, and the Free Conference. 

Item 4. Yes. 

Item 5. Amended thus, that a committee be appointed 
to take this matter in hand and report during this meeting 
of Synod. Committee—Revs. C. L. Miller, C. A. Brown, 
and N. D. Bodie. 

Item 6. Yes. 

Item 7. Yes. 

Items 8 and 9. The duty attended to. On motion, both 
Mt. Carmel and Cold Water were referred to the Southern 
Conference. 

Item 10. Yes. See Report of Depositary. 

Adjourned pending the consideration of item 11. Prayer 
by Rev. J. W. Strickler.^ 



FOURTH SESSION. 



Friday, May 19, 9 a. m. 

Devotional service conducted by Rev. V. C. Ridenhour. 

The roll was called. Minutes read and approved. 

On motion, Rev. C. A. Freed was asked to present the 
claims of the United Synod Publishing Company at 10 
o'clock this morning. 

Report of Committee on Unfinished Business was taken 
up at item 1 1 . The report of the committee referred to in 
this item was received for consideration by items and adopted. 
See Report of Committee on Amendments to Constitution. 

Items 12 and 13. Yes. 

Report adopted as a whole. 

The following was received as information and ordered 
printed in the Minutes : 



36 MINUTES E. J-,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE RELATIVE TO 

CLOSER UNION, AND THE FREE CONFERENCE 

AT SALISBURY. 

Your committee to confer with a similar committee of the North 
Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod beg leave to report as 
follows : 

The action of the North Carolina Synod, recorded on pp. 24 and 30 
of Minutes of 1904, was prompted by the presentation of the following 
resolutions referred to this bod}- by a committee of the North Carolina 
Conference of the Tennessee Synod : 

"Whereas, We believe it is to the best interest of the Lutheran 
church in North Carolina to co-operate in Home Mission work, and 
the educational interests of our church in this State ; and, 

Whereas, The Evangelical Lutheran North Carolina Synod, and 
the North Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod, are confes- 
sion ally the same in doctrine, closely connected geographically, and 
largely the same in practice ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That a committee of three, two pastors and one layman, 
be appointed by this conference to confer with the E. L. North Caro- 
lina Synod relative to this matter, and ask the North Carolina Synod 
to appoint a similar committee to meet the committee of the North 
Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod, and by joint action ar- 
range for a free conference of the pastors of the two bodies, with a 
view to effecting a union of the two bodies in the above important 
work in which we believe lies the future welfare and success of the 
Lutheran church in North Carolina." 

[The committee, appointed on the part of the North Carolina Con- 
ference of the Tennessee Synod, was composed of Rev. J. C. Moser, 
D. D., Rev. J. F. Deal, and Mr. J. S. Lipe.] 

The result of the meeting of your committee with the committee 
above named, was that a Free Conference of the pastors of the two 
bodies was agreed upon to be held in Salisbury, Sept. 21, 1904. 

Said conference was duly called, and was held in St. John's church, 
Salisbury, on Sept. 21 and 22, 1904. There were fourteen ministers 
of the North Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod present, 
and twenty-five from the North Carolina Synod. Rev. Geo. H. Cox, 
D. D., was appointed chairman, and Rev. J. F. Deal, secretary. 

The matter of organic union, while not formally proposed, and per- 
haps not even contemplated, was by the preliminary discussions easily 
relegated into the background, and the result of the conference found 
expression as follows : 

"This conference, after a colloquium on the mutual relations of the 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

North Carolina Synod and the North Carolina Conference of the 
Tennessee Synod, gives expression to the following sentiments as the 
result of the free interchange of views : 

In view of the relation of the two bodies here represented to the 
United Synod and in view of the imperative needs of the work here 
represented ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this colloquium that the two bodies 
here represented should co-operate in educational and mission works. 

Resolved, 2. That a committee be appointed to draft terms and 
methods for co-operation, to be presented to the North Carolina Synod 
and to the North Carolina Conference of the Tennessee Synod for 
consideration and adoption. ' ' 

The committee called for in this resolution reported as follows : 

EDUCATIONAL WORK. 

"The educational work of the Lutheran church in North Carolina 
should be completely organized and co-ordinated. We need one or 
two colleges doing genuine college work, and a sufficient number of 
preparatory or fitting schools, which shall be embraced in our school 
system, so as to do their own work and also serve as feeders to the 
central college or colleges. 

Our educational work as now constituted consists of Lenoir College, 
which is owned and operated by the Tennessee Synod; and the North 
Carolina Collegiate Institute and Mont Amoeua Seminary, which are 
owned and controlled by the North Carolina Synod ; and also of Gas- 
ton College, a private enterprise recognized by the Tennessee Synod ; 
and Elizabeth College, a private enterprise recognized by the United 
Synod. 

We recommend that for the present these schools make every effort 
to work together peaceably and harmoniously, and that our people 
patronize these schools in preference to those outside our territory. 

MISSION WORK. 

Co-operation is contemplated only in contiguous and overlapping 
territory. 

Neither body shall start a mission in a town or community which 
has been preoccupied by the other body. 

We recommend that members of either body who reside in or move 
into the vicinity of a church or mission of the other be advised to 
connect themselves with it. 

The Executive Committees of the two bodies shall hold joint meet- 
ings from time to time, at the call of either or both of the presiding 
officers of these Executive Committees, in order to provide for the 



38 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

establishment and maintenance of joint missions and to attend to all 
other matters pertaining to the co-operative mission work of the two 
bodies." 

The above report was unanimously adopted. 
The following resolution was also adopted : 

Resolved, That we express our great gratification at the spirit of 
good will and unanimity manifested in the sessions of this confer- 
ence, and that we recommend to our several bodies which we repre- 
sent that further steps be taken in the near future, looking to organic 
union." 

Your committee do not deem it necessary or incumbent upon it to 
make any recommendation in the premises, but submit the foregoing 
for record in the Minutes of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 
GEO. H. COX, 
M. G. M. FISHER, 

Committee. 
The following was adopted : 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON AMENDMENTS TO 
THE CONSTITUTION OF SYNOD. 

Your committee on reframing the proposed amendments to the con- 
stitution, Minutes, 1904, page 44, beg leave to report as follows : 

I. Having given the matter careful consideration we are of the 
opinion that the Synod is not yet ready for the advanced step contem- 
plated in the proposed amendments. Therefore, we recommend that 
the proposed amendments be not adopted. 

II. But inasmuch as there are matters contemplated in said amend- 
ments which deserve more careful consideration than has hitherto 
been given them, we recommend the following as standing resolu- 
tions Nos. 7 and 8. 

(7) It shall be the duty of the President to send to the council of 
each congregation, through its pastor, or direct, if vacant, at least two 
months before the annual meeting of Synod, a full statement of the 
congregation's financial obligations both to our Synod and the United 
Synod : and he shall make special effort to secure the payment, in full, 
of all obligations. He shall also call attention to all actions of Synod 
in which the congregation is concerned. 

(8) It shall be the duty of all pastors to urge their congregations to 
meet, in full, all their financial obligations : and all congregations 
failing or refusing to do so are hereby required to send up to the an- 
nual meeting of Synod a written statement of the reasons for the fail- 



MINUTES E. X,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 39 

ure, said statement to go into the hands of the Committee on Letters 

and Petitions for action. 

GEO. H. COX, 
V. Y. BOOZER, 
C. L. MILLER. 

This report was adopted : 

REPORT OF DEPOSITARY FOR HISTORY OF THE NORTH 
CAROLINA SYNOD. 

To books on hand, May 11, 1904 66 

To books in hands of pastors, May 11, 1904 45 in 

By books sold @ $1 to May 17, 1905 4 

Balance in hand 107 

Books in the hand of pastors, May 17, 1905 : H. A. 

Trexler, 1 ; W. W. Ritchie, 21 ; C. B. Miller, 6 ; 

J. L. Morgan, 4 . . - 42 

Books in depository, May 17, 1905 65 107 

cash account. 
Dr. 

To balance in May n, 1904 ■ ' $163 00 

To 4 books @ $ 1 4 00 $167 00 

Cr. 
By draft to J. D. Heilig, treasurer $163 00 

Balance on hand, May 17, 1905 | 4 00 

J. H. WILSON, Depositary. 

Rev. J. H. Wilson was elected depositary for the History 
of Synod. 

On motion, the depositary was directed to pay over to 
the treasurer of Synod all money on hand. 

The hour having arrived, Rev. C. A. Freed was granted 
the floor to present the claims of the United Synod Publish- 
ing Company. 

This resolution was adopted : 

THE LUTHERAN CHURCH VISITOR. 

Resolved, That we cordially welcome the representative of The 
Lutheran Church Visitor and the United Synod Publishing Company, 



40 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

and to pledge co-operation as those who are dependent for the suc- 
cess of our work upon the continued publication of our Southern 
church papers. 

Resolved, That we regard it our duty as well as our privilege to 
labor for the largest possible circulation of The Church Visitor, and 
that we will seek to have the Tidings introduced in all our Sunday- 
schools. 

Resolved, That we will encourage our churches to make the United 
Synod Publishing Company the medium through which we shall or- 
der our Sunday-school supplies. 

Resolved, That this Synod hereby puts upon record its hearty en- 
dorsement of the editorial management of The Church Visitor and 
Tidings, and its grateful appreciation of the able and self-sacrificing 
devotion to the interests of our Southern church of the young brethren 
who constitute the editorial staff of The Church Visitor, and of Mrs. 
Katherine S. Cronk the editor of the Tidings. 

On motion, No. 3 of Standing Resolutions was rescinded. 
THE ORPHAN HOME. 

The hour of 10:30 having been designated as the time to 
hear reports upon the work of the Home, the cause was 
well presented by Rev. J. H. Wilson and Supt. J. T. 
Crabtree. 

The President announced the following committees : 

1 . To Nominate . Speakers for the Next Convention of 
Synod— Rev. F. M. Harr, Rev. C. P. Fisher, and Mr. S. 
H. Hearne. 

2. To Nominate Members on Board of Trustees of North 
Carolina College— Rev. W. A. Dutton, Rev. H. A. Mc- 
Cullough, and Mr. P. A. Sloop. 

3. To Nominate Members to Fill Vacancies on the Board 
of Trustees of Mont Amoena Seminary — Rev. W. R. Ketchie, 
Rev. H. A. Trexler, and Mr. E. H. Miller. 

Adjourned for divine service. 

Address on missions by Rev. N. D. Bodie. 

Offering for missions, $9.60. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 41 

FIFTH SESSION. 

Friday, 2 p. m. 
Synod was called to order. 

The following report was received for consideration by 
items and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

We, your committee, submit the following report : 

1. Is a letter from Rev. G. F. Schaeffer, asking to be excused for 
absence from this meeting of Synod. He has sent $10 for missions. 
We recommend that he be excused. 

2. Are letters from Revs. G. D. Eernheim, E. P. Parker, R. L. 
Brown, C. L. T. Fisher, C. B. King, C. W. Kegley, J. H. Fesperman, 
and Messrs. M. L. Yeager and S. O. Leazer, delegates, asking to be 
excused from attendance upon Synod. As these brethren all have 
satisfactory excuses, we recommend that they be excused. 

3. Is an application for aid from the Disabled Ministers' Fund by 
Rev. R. L- Brown. We recommend that the application be referred 
to the committee on this fund. 

4. Mr. Marvel Ritchie offers his resignation as a member of the 
Board of Trustees of North Carolina College. We recommend that it 
be accepted. 

5. Is a letter which, we note with pleasure, is from Rev. J. F. Deal, 
Secretary of the Evangelical Lutheran Tennessee Synod, conveying 
the fraternal greetings of his Synod to this body. 

6. Is a letter informing our Synod that the North Carolina Confer- 
ence of the Tennessee Synod has adopted the plans and methods 
adopted by the Free Conference at Salisbury. 

7. St. Peter's congregation formally invites Synod to hold its next 
regular meeting with them. We recommend that this be referred to 
Synod for action at the time for selecting the place of meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, C. R. PLESS, 

C. P. FISHER, 
H. A. TREXLER, 
JOHN WAGONER. 

The following report was presented and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO DEFINE THE RELATION OF 

THE NORTH CAROLINA SYNOD TO THE 

COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE. 

Resolved, That the North Carolina Synod rejoices in the continu- 



42 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ance of the educational work at Mt. Pleasant in the name of the Col- 
legiate Institute as preparing students to enter the Junior Class in our 
best colleges, and that the Synod endorse the same in this, its present 
character, and bids it godspeed. 

Resolved, That the management under the principalship of Rev. H. 
A. McCullough and Prof. G. F. McAllister is heartily approved, and 
that we pledge them the hearty co-operation of the churches of the 
Synod. 

Resolved, That the Synod regards said Collegiate Institute as in a 
peculiar sense its synodical school, entitled to all the moral support 
the Synod can give. 

Resolved, That the Board of Trustees, in title the Board of Trustees 
of the North Carolina College, be continued and that the same act as 
a board, charged with guarding the interests of said institute, as well 
as managing and caring for the property known as the property of 
North Carolina College, and that said board make reports as hereto- 
fore to this Synod. 

Resolved, That the pastors of this Synod be urged to encourage the 
churches to render such material aid as the highest welfare of the 
Institute may demand ; so that this school may abide in the hearts of 
our people, and fulfill the mission for which it stands, as the school 
of the Synod. 

Resolved, That the pastors be requested to solicit from their con- 
gregations a contribution for the purpose of raising a fund for the 
paying of the insurance, and preserving the property, and that the 
column in the Parochial Table named "College" be devoted to such 
offerings. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., 

J. H. WILSON, 
C. A. BROWN, 
N. D. BODIE, 
H. A. McCULLOUGH. 
This was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD 
OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

We, your committee, nominate the following for the new term to 
expire May, 1908: H. C. McAllister, Mt. Pleasant, N. C; Capt. Jonas 
Cook, Mt. Pleasant, N. C; Rev. H. A. Trexler, Manning, N. C; 
Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Charlotte, N. C. ; Rev. W. A. Dutton, 
Gold Hill, N. C; D. R. Hoover, Concord, N. C. 

To fill the vacancy made by the resignation of Marvel Ritchie, 
George W. Dry. Respectfully submitted, W. A. D EATON, 

H. A. McCULLOUGH, 
P. A. SLOOP. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROUNA. 43 

This report was heard and adopted : 

REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 
We, your Committee on Finance, most respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing : 

We have examined the Treasurer's Report with vouchers, and find 
the same correct. Attached is an itemized statement of receipts from 
congregations. We have also the Treasurer's receipt for amount re- 
ceived from congregations and paid by us to the Treasurer for two 
thousand one hundred fifty-two dollars and two cents ($2,152.02). 
Respectfully submitted, C. BROWN COX, 

C. M. POOLE, 
Pilgrim church, E. H. MILLER. 

May 19, 1905. 

(For the itemized statement of the Finance Committee, 
see appendix C.) 

REPORT OF COMMITTEEE ON VACANCIES. 

The Committee on Vacancies reported as follows : 
Your Committee on Vacancies would call attention to the following : 
(1) The Forsyth Mission ; (2) Cold Water ; (3) Mt. Carmel ; (4) The 
Guilford pastorate. We would earnestly recommend that these pas- 
torates put forth every effort possible to secure pastors at the earliest 
day possible. Respectfully submitted, 

G. H. L. LINGLE, 
THEO. C. PARKER, 
L. P. BOLAND, 
J. D. BEAVER, 
H. J. SINK, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 

The following report was received for consideration by 
items and adopted : 

REPORT OF ARCHIVIST. 

According to Synod's instructions I have removed the Archives 
of Synod from the North Carolina College buildings to the fire-proof 
vault in Elizabeth College at Charlotte, N. C. Rev. G. D. Bernheim, 
D. D., has presented to the Synod a complete bound set of the Min- 
utes of the North Carolina Synod up to the year 1900 ; and other val- 
uable historical matter. Dr. Bernheim is assisting me in making a 
complete catalogue and an orderly arrangement of all the historical 
documents. 



44 MINUTES E. Iy. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



The fire-proof vault cost ($325) three hundred and twenty-five dol- 
lars. According to Synod's resolution, the Synod agreed to pay ($50) 
fifty dollars towards the construction of the vault, with the understand- 
ing that the vault was to be a permanent depository for the North 
Carolina Synod's records, &c. 

I beg to submit the following recommendations : 

1. That the Synod accept the Minutes, &c, from Dr. Bernheim, and 
thank him for the gift. 

2. That the members of Synod be requested to look out for histor- 
ical documents and matter relating to the Synod of North Carolina 
and the Lutheran Church, and send same to the Archivist. 

3. That the Treasurer of Synod be instructed to pay the Archivist 
the fifty dollars promised towards the construction of the vault. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHAS. B. KING, Archivist. - 

By motion, the Secretary was instructed to give a one- 
half page space in the Minutes of Synod to each of our edu- 
cational institutions and the "United Synod Publishing Com- 
pany for advertising purposes, if it be desired. 

On motion, the subject of beneficence was passed over 
for this convention of Synod, as Rev. C. P. Fisher, who was 
to make the address, had been called away. 

This report was heard and adopted : 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION FOR 1905. 

There has been no occasion during the year for a meeting of the 
Board. No call for loan has been formally presented. 

The treasurer filed his bond with the president of the Board as 
called for by resolution of last convention of the Synod, recorded on 
page 49 of the Minutes. 

Treasurer M. L. Stevens also filed his resignation as treasurer. By 
request of the president of the Board, said resignation is held in abey- 
ance till this meeting of Synod. 

It is the sincere desire of the Board that this resignation be with- 
drawn. We cannot think of being deprived of the services of so faith- 
ful and efficient an officer. 

There has been no change in the investment of the cash funds in 
the hands of the treasurer. Therefore they remain on deposit in the 
■ Concord National Bank in the name of M. L. Stevens, treasurer, bear- 
ing interest at 4 per cent. The amount now so deposited is $ 1,737. 14, 
which, together with notes of Synod for $546.87 and of Christ church, 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 45 

Spencer, for $200, constitute the sum total of the assets of the Board, 
viz., $2484.01. 

The Synod's recognition of the purpose and intent of this Board of 
Church Extension, viz., "to assist needy and worthy missions and 
struggling congregations to a house of worship" is declared not only 
in express words (p. 24, 1897), but practically by resolution to pay 
annually $100 into the treasury of the Board until the note of $646.87 
is canceled. We are pleased to note that the Treasurer of Synod has 
complied with the resolution of Synod, as appears from the report of 
our treasurer, thus reducing the indebtedness of Synod to $546.87. 

The Synod is asked to reconsider the action requiring change of 
investment of the funds. There would necessarily arise question as 
to what the Synod would regard as "safe securities." Then again it 
is quite probable that ' ' such investment ' ' would interfere with 
promptly granting loans to churches upon request. The Board of 
Church Extension wishes further instruction in this matter. 

Respectfully submitted, ROBERT C. HOLLAND, 
CHAS. B. KING, 
M. L. STEVENS, 
JONAS COOK, 
H. A. KLUEPPELBERG. 

Report of M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

in account with 

Board of Church Extension. 
1904. Dr. 

May 11. To cash in treasury as reported to Synod 

at Christiana church $ 1443 05 

May 17. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treas., for 

Board of Church Extension 100 25 

May 17. To cash from J. D. Heilig, Treas., on 

note of Synod 100 00 

May 17. To int. from bank on $1143.88 45 51 

i9°5- 

May 8. To int. from bank on $700 28 00 

May 13. To int. from bank on $500 20 33 $1737 14 

Cr. 
May 17. By cash in bank $ 1737 14 $1737 14 

ANNUAL STATEMENT. 

May 17, '05. Cash in bank $ 1737 14 

Note of Synod 546 87 

Note of Christ church, Spencer (int. 

due from Dec. 2, 1901) 200 00 

Total $ 2484 01 

Respectfully submitted, M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer. 



46 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

The report of the special committee on the Disabled Min- 
isters' Fund was heard and received to be considered seriatim. 

Synod adjourned pending the discussion of the first item 
which recommended the discontinuance of the Fund. 

The L,ord's Prayer in concert. 



SIXTH SESSION. 



Saturday, May 20, 9 a. m. 

The devotional service was led by Rev. F. M. Harr. 
Minutes read and approved. 

The report of the committee on Disabled Ministers' Fund 
was taken up. On motion, the report was tabled and these 
resolutions adopted : 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Synod that the Disabled Minis- 
ters' Fund be continued subject to modification. 

Resolved, That the further consideration of this matter be deferred 
until the next meeting of Synod, and that meanwhile all operations 
under the action of Synod creating the Fund be suspended. 

On motion, the tabled report was again taken up and re- 
committed with instructions to report at the next conven- 
tion of Synod. 

This was adopted as a standing resolution : 

Resolved, That the President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall each 
receive $20 annually as part remuneration for services rendered. 

The Secretary reported the action of the Ministerium 
recommending Mr. Edward L. Ritchie for ordination. 

The recommendation was adopted. 

The candidate was duly presented to the President, after 
which the time for the ordination was set for tomorrow af- 
ter the 11 o'clock service, Rev. Dr. Voigt to preach the 
sermon . 

This report was presented, considered by items, and 
adopted : 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 47 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE REPORT OF THE 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

The Executive Committee of the Synod has performed laborious 
and faithful work during the year, and it is due these brethren that 
grateful recognition of their self-denying labors be accorded them by 
this body whose interests they have served so well. 

The action of this body is asked : 

First, As to the Blackwelder Land Fund of $530 now in hands of 
the Treasurer of Synod We recommend that this fund be appropri- 
ated to the redemption of the Synod's pledge to pay $550 toward the 
purchase of church lot in Lexington, it appearing from the report of 
the Executive Committee that the time has come when such pledge 
should be redeemed ; and we further recommend that the Executive 
Committee so arrange this matter that the interests of the Synod and 
the purpose of said Blackwelder fund be given just and proper con- 
sideration. 

Second, As to support of our Sy nodical Missionary. Concerning 
this matter, we recommend : 

1. That the roll of congregations be called for new pledges to the 
salary of the missionary, said pledges being payable quarterly, the 
first quarter being due June 1, 1905, the payments to be made to the 
Treasurer of Synod ; and that the President of Synod be requested to 
write to all congregations not now represented and urge them to make 
pledges to this cause. 

2. That the Treasurer be instructed to pay said missionary his salary 
monthly out of the funds so raised, and that if such pledges shall be 
insufficient to meet the monthly dues to the missionary, the balance 
due shall be paid out of the treasury of Synod from such amounts as 
may be contributed by the churches to " Synodical Treasury" proper, 
" Synodical Home Missions," and " Church Extension." 

3. That the President of Synod be requested to give direction to the 
faithful execution of the plan herein outlined. 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND, 

A. G. VOIGT, 

V. C. RIDENHOUR. 

The roll of churches was called and pledges to salary of 
Synodical Missionary taken. 

(For list of pledges, see Appendix B.) 
Adjourned for noon recess. 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 



SEVENTH SESSION. 



May 20, 1 p. m. 
Opened with Scripture and prayer by Rev. C. A. Brown. 
This was adopted : 

Resolved, That the Executive Committee be authorized to appro- 
priate an amount, in addition to the $530 of the Blackwelder bequest, 
sufficient to pay the balance on the purchase price of a lot for the 
proposed Lutheran church in Lexington, and that the Executive 
Committee be authorized to raise this additional amount, or borrow it 
if necessary. 

The following report was adopted : 

SPEAKERS FOR NEXT CONVENTION. 

We, your committee, beg to nominate the following : 
Beneficiary Education — Rev. H. A. McCullough, principal ; Rev. J. 
H. C. Fisher, alternate. 

Missions — Rev. R. R. Sowers, principal ; Rev. G. H. Lingle, alternate. 
Beneficence — Rev. W. A. Snyder, principal ; Rev. W. H. Hiller, 
alternate. F. M. HARR, 

C. P. FISHER. 
This was read and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS. 

Your Committee finds from the Report of the Finance Committee 
cash on hand as follows : 

Orphan Home $ 17 00 

Church Extension 99 20 

Theological Seminary 167 40 

Beneficiary Education . 191 70 

Synodical Home Missions 456 41 

Home Missions of United Synod 160 51 

Foreign Missions of United Synod 185 43 

Disabled Ministers' Fund 152 11 

Synodical Expenses 472 74 

Synodical Missionary 191 25 

We recommend the payment of Synod's indebtedness as follows : 
For the printing of 2000 copies of the Minutes of Syn- 

~od, 1904 $125 78 

For the printing the Constitution of Synod 30 81 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 49 

That all other appropriations be referred to the Executive Commit- 
tee of Synod. F. M. HARR, 

C. L. MILLER, 
R. R. SOWERS, 
J. R. SMITH. 
The following report was heard and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Your committee beg leave to report as follows : 

The reports of the pastors show commendable progress along all 
lines. Not a discordant note comes to us through any of them. The 
attendance upon the means of grace has been generally good. 

These reports show considerable increase in membership over last 
year, in spite of losses by transfer and death. 

The Sunday-schools are reported in good condition, and the time- 
honored work of catechization has been given due attention. The 
contributions show substantial increase. The attendance upon special 
services has been good and much interest manifest. A few Sunday- 
schools have increased the books in their libraries, and a few congre- 
gations speak of increased subscription to our Lutheran Church Visi- 
tor. We commend the action of these to the whole Synod. 

The general tone of the reports, over and above these material indi- 
cations, shows increased piety among our members. 

Respectfully submitted, 

N. D. BODIE, 
H. A. McCULLOUGH, 
J. W. STRICKLER, 
R. G. KIZER. 

Mr. John A. Cline was elected a member of the Execu- 
tive Committee. 

This was submitted and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PASTORAL DISTRICTS. 

The Executive Committee having done their work so effectually in 
arranging the pastorates of the Synod during the past year, your Com- 
mittee on Pastoral Districts have nothing to report at this meeting of 
Synod. Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. BROWN, 
W. R. KETCHIE, 
W. A. DUTTON, 
S. G. PATTERSON, 
C. M. CRESS. 



50 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

The following was unanimously adopted : 

Resolved, That the hearty and sincere thanks of Synod are ten- 
dered the pastor and members of Pilgrim congregation for the gener- 
ous hospitality shown the Synod while in their midst, and that this 
resolution be read before the congregation by the President of Synod 
on tomorrow at the close of the morning services. 

This report was adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON CHURCH INSTITUTIONS. 

Your committee beg leave to submit the following report : 

i. Mont Amoena Seminary. — We note with great satisfaction 
the continued prosperity of this institution. The financial manage- 
ment, generous patronage, and thorough work done make this school 
a very desirable place to educate the daughters of our church, and we 
heartily commend it to the Synod. 

2. MT. PeeasanT CoeeegiaTE Institute.— We are glad to report 
this school in a splendid condition, and are especially pleased to note 
the addition of an experienced teacher to the able faculty. 

We recommend this school to the patronage of Synod. 
We recommend also that the report of the Principals be incorporated 
in the Minutes of Synod. 

Respectfully submitted, W. H. HILLBR, 

J. H. A. BARGER. 

The President made the following appointments ; 

Examining Committee. — Revs. R. C. Holland, B. S. 
Brown, C. B. Miller, W. A. Snyder. 

Ordination Sermon. — Rev. J. Q. Wertz or Rev. W. H„ 
Hiller. 

Archivist — Rev. C. B. King. 

This was adopted : 

Resolved, That we cordially invite the Woman's Missionary Con- 
vention to meet at the same time as our Synod. 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION. 

Rev. N. D. Bodie served the following notice : 

I hereby give notice that at the next meeting of Synod I will offer 
the following amendments to the constitution : 

i. To section 6, page 8, after the word office on the last line, the in- 
sertion of the words, as a member of the Executive Committee; and 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 5 1 

at the end of the same line the words, and shall continue for one year. 
2. In the middle sentence of section 19, page 48, after the word aid, 
the insertion of clause exceeding $§0. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE MEMBERS ON 
THE BOARD OF MONT AMOENA SEMINARY. 

Your committee have no information as to any vacancies on this 
board, and therefore have no nominations to make. 

Respectfully submitted, W. R. KETCHIE', 

H. A. TREXLER. 

This was adopted to be a standing resolution : 

Resolved, That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the necessary 
traveling expenses of the members of the Executive Committee in 
attending the meetings of the committee. 

On motion, the Treasurer was ordered to pay the sexton 
of Pilgrim church $3 for his services. 
This was adopted : 

Having learned that our missionary Rev. Edward Fulenwider is ill 
with typhoid fever ; therefore, 

Resolved, That he be excused for absence, and that we hereby ten- 
der to him and his family our tenderest sympathy. Also that Synod 
engage in special prayer in his behalf led by the President. 

The resignation of Dr. M. Iy. Stevens, as treasurer of the 
Board of Church Extension, was presented to Synod ; and, 
on motion, was referred to the Board. 

On motion, a committee, consisting of the President, the 
Secretary, and Statistical Secretary, was appointed to pre- 
pare a statistical blank to suit the needs of our Synod and 
in harmony with the one adopted by the United Synod. 

St. John's church, Cabarrus county, was selected as the 
place for the next regular meeting of Synod ; and, on mo- 
tion, the time was fixed for Wednesday before the first Sun- 
day in May, 1906. 

Minutes were read and approved. Synod adjourned to 
be formally closed at the close of the morning service tomor- 
row. Prayer by Rev. R. R. Sowers. 



52 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



ORDINATION. 

The ordination-service was held at n o'clock on Sunday. 
Rev. A. G. Voigt, D. D., preached the sermon, after which 
Mr. Edward L,. Ritchie was solemnly consecrated to the 
holy ministry, Rev. Geo. H. Cox, assisted by Rev. Dr. 
Voigt and Rev. V. Y. Boozer, conducting the service. 

V. Y. BOOZER, Secretary. 



DIVINE SERVICES. 



Wednesday, 2 p. m. 
Thursday, 11 a. m. 



PILGRIM, CHURCH. 
Synodical sermon by Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 
Addresses on Foreign Missions by Rev. A. J. 

Stirewalt and Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D. 
Address on Missions by Rev. N. D. Bodie. 
Sermon by Rev. F. M. Harr. 
Sunday-school talks by Rev. F. M. Harr and 

Rev. V. C. Ridenhour. 
Ordination sermon by Rev. A G. Voigt, D. D. 
Sermon by Rev. W. A. Lutz. 
Sermon by Rev. C. A. Brown. 
LEXINGTON. 

METHODIST CHURCH FOR THE LUTHERANS. 
Wednesday, 8 p. m. Sermon by Rev. J. A. B. Scherer. 
Thursday, 8 p. m. Sermon by Rev. J. E. Shenk. 
Friday, 8 p. m. Sermon by Rev. W. H. Hiller. 

SUNDAY AT 1 1 O'CLOCK. 
Methodist church — Rev. R. R. Sowers. 
Presbyterian church — Rev. W. H. Hiller. 
Baptist church — Rev. N. D. Bodie. 



Friday, 

Saturday, 

Sunday, 

Sunday, 
Sunday, 
Sunday. 



11 a. m. 
8 p. m. 

10 a. m. 

11 a. m. 
2 p. m. 
8 p. m. 



VISITORS. 

During the sessions of Synod the following visitors were recognized 
and made advisory members : Rev. S. W. Kuhns, of the Gen- 
eral Council ; Supt. J. T. Crabtree, of the Orphan Home ; Mr. A. J. 
Stirewalt, Missionary-elect to Japan ; Mr. Ed. E. Ritchie ; Rev. J. A. 
B. Scherer, President of Newberry College ; Rev. C. A. Freed and 
Rev. W. A. Eutz, of the South Carolina Synod ; Rev. W. E. Darr and 
Rev. J. C. Wessinger, of the Tennessee Synod ; and M. B. Stickley, 
Esq. These were noted present and extended the courteous recogni- 
tion of Synod : Rev. W. H. Causey, of the Reformed church ; and 
Rev. J. D. Newton, of the Baptist church. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OK NORTH CAROLINA. 53 



MINUTES OF MINISTERIUM. 



Pilgrim Church, May 19, 1905 — 1:30 p. m. 

The Ministerium met, and was led in prayer by Rev. T. 
C. Parker. 

This report was unanimously adopted and the candidate 
recommended to Synod for ordination. 

REPORT OF EXAMINING COMMITTEE. 

We, your committee, beg to report to the Ministerium that we have 
duly examined Candidate Edward L. Ritchie, as provided by the 
constitution of Synod, and would say that he has fully met the re- 
quirements and passed a most satisfactory examination. We there- 
fore recommend that he be set apart and ordained to the Gospel min- 
istry. Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND, 
C. B. MILLER, 
B. S. BROWN. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. E. Shenk. 

V. Y. BOOZER, SECRETARY. 



54 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Appendix A* 
IMPORTANT RESOLUTIONS. 



i. That the President of Synod appoint annually a minister of this 
body to deliver an address to the students of Mt. Pleasant Collegiate 
Institute, setting before them the claims of the Gospel ministry. 

2. That absent delegates who send credentials shall be enrolled, but 
shall be required to present an excuse. 

3. That we regard it our duty as well as privilege to labor for the 
largest possible circulation of The Church Visitor, and that we will 
seek to have the Tidings introduced in all our Sunday-schools. 

4. That we will encourage our churches to make the United Synod 
Publishing Company the medium through which we shall order our 
Sunday-school supplies. 

5. That the possible interests at Whitney, Stanly county, be en- 
trusted to the Executive Committee with power to act. 

6. That Synod give its official and hearty approval of the Women's 
"Forward Movement," in the effort to raise $20,000 for missionary 
purposes, and that the amounts contributed by each and all be re- 
ported to the Statistical Secretary, and that they be tabulated and 
printed in the Minutes of Synod. 

7. That Synod give its official and hearty approval of the plans in- 
augurated for the liquidation of the debt resting upon our Orphan 
Home, and that the chairman of the United Synod's committee, Rev. 
J. H. Wilson, be accorded a time to present this important matter 
before Synod, and that when the work shall have been completed, a 
full statement of the amounts contributed by our congregations be 
printed in the Minutes of Synod. 

8. That Section 6, Art. III., of the Constitution of Synod, shall be 
interpreted to mean that the newly elected officers of the conferences 
shall be immediately installed and enter upon their duties, but that 
the retiring presidents shall continue to be members of the Executive 
Committee of Synod until the next annual convention of Synod. 

9. That the support of the synodical missionary be made permanent. 

10. That the roll of congregations be called for new pledges to the 
salary of the missionary, said pledges being payable quarterly, the 
first quarter being due June 1, 1905, the payments to be made to the 
Treasurer of Synod ; and that the President of Synod be requested to 
write to all congregations not now represented and urge them to make 
pledges to this cause. 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 55 

ii. That Synod regards the Collegiate Institute as in a peculiar 
sense its synodical school, entitled to all the moral support the Synod 
can give. 

12. That the pastors of this Synod be urged to encourage the 
churches to render such material aid as the highest welfare of the 
institute may demand ; so that this school may abide in the hearts of 
our people, and fulfill the mission for which it stands, as the school 
of Synod. 

13. That the pastors be requested to solicit from their congregations 
a contribution for the purpose of raising a fund for the paying of the 
insurance, and preserving the property, and that the column in the 
parochial table named "college" be devoted to such offerings. 

NOTE. — For other important resolutions, see Standing Resolutions, 
page 4, especially resolutions 6, 7, and 8. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I906. 

Rev. T. C. PARKER, Bear Poplar, N. C. 
Rev. H. M. BROWN, Efird's Mills, N. C. 
J. A. CLINE, Concord, N. C. 
J. C. LINGLE, Salisbury, N. C. 
Dr. C. M. POOLE, Salisbury, N. C. 

C. D. BARRINGER, MT. Pleasant, N. C. 

TERM EXPIRES MAY, I907. 

P. A. SLOOP, Yost, N. C. 
GEO. E. RITCHIE, Govern, N. C. 
W. H. FISHER, MT. Pleasant, N. C. 
GEORGE W. DRY, Dry's Mill, N. C. 
M. B. STICKLEY, Esq., Concord, N. C. 
Rev. W. H. HURLER, Concord, N. C. 

term expires may, 1908. 
H. C. MCALLISTER, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Capt. JONAS COOK, Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 
Rev. H. A. TREXLER, Manning, N. C. 
Rev. R. C. HOLLAND, D. D., Charlotte, N. C, 
Rev. W. A. DUTTON, Gold Hill, N. C. 

D. R. HOOVER, Concord, N. C. 



56 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



Appendix B. 



PLEDGES FOR SALARY OF SYNODICAL MISSIONARY. 

St. Paul's (Wilmington) $ 150 00 

St. John's (Salisbury) 100 00 

St. James 75 00 

Holy Trinity 25 00 

Organ 25 00 

Ebenezer 10 00 

St. Mark's (Charlotte) 25 00 

St. John's (Cabarrus) 25 00 

St. Matthew's (Wilmington) 25 00 

St. Paul's (Rowan) 20 00 

Bethel (Rowan) 12 00 

Union and Christiana 25 00 

St. Enoch and Trinity (paid) 30 00 

Macedonia and Peace 25 00 

Salem and Grace 15 00 

Haven 15 00 

Augsburg 15 00 

St. Michael's pastorate 15 00 

St. Luke's pastorate (Davidson) 13 00 

Lebanon pastorate 10 00 

Frieden's 10 00 

Faith and Emmanuel 10 00 

St. Peter's 10 00 

St. Martin's 10 00 

St. Andrew's 10 00 

St. Luke's (Rowan) 10 00 

Concordia 5 00 

Wittenberg , 5 00 

Albemarle 5 00 

I 730 00 



Appendix C — Supplementary* 

See Page 57. 



Individual Contributors : To Disabled Ministers' Fund — Rev. F. M. Harr, 
^2.25 ; Rev. C. R. Pless, $2.25; Mr. H. T. Graeber, $2 ; Rev. C. P. Fisher, $2 ; Rev. J. 
E. Morgan, $2.50 ; Rev. W. A. Dutton, $2.15 ; Rev. P. J. Wade, $2.50 ; Rev. R. R. 
Sowers, $2.25 ; Rev. T. C. Parker, $2 ; Rev. H. M. Brown, $1.50 ; Rev. W. A. Snyder, 
513.50; Rev. H. A. Trexler, $2.50 ; total, $37.40. 

To Synodical Missionary — Prof. J. H. C. Fisher, $5 ; Rev. F. M. Harr, $5 ; total, 
$10 Both totals, #47.40. 

Following amounts are to be paid to John A. Cline, Treasurer of Board of Mis- 
sions, to be credited on S. S. offerings for Japan: Prosperity, 55 ; Haven, #20.53 ; 
Lebanon, 52.60; Peace, $10 ; Macedonia, $15. 

The amounts paid by St. Enoch's $20 and Trinity 510 (total $30) is for second year 
of Synodical Missionary. 



Appendix C. 
ITEMIZED STATEMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 



CHURCHES. 



Albemarle ... 
St. Michael's . . . 

Amity 

St. Paul's (Iredell) 
Prosperity .... 
St. Peter's .... 
Christiana .... 

Union 

Chri9t (Spencer) . 
St. Stephen's . . . 
Mt. Olive .... 
St. Matthew (Ro'u) 
Wittenberg .... 
St. Mark's (C.G.) . 
St. Mark's (Char.) 
St. John's (Sals, 
St. Paul's (Rowan) 

Haven 

Lebanon . . . 
St. Matthew's (Da.) 
Providence .... 
Mt. Hermon . . . 
St. Andrew's . . . 
Bethel (Stanly) . . 

Luther's 

Richfield . ... 

Faith 

Immanuel .... 
Center Grove . . . 
Lutheran Chapel . 
St. Luke's (Davi'n) 

Pilgrim 

Reformation . . . 

Salem 

Grace 

Nazareth 

Bethany (Stokes) . 

Shiloh 

St. Martin . . , . . 
Macedonia (Stanly) 

St. Luke's 

Concordia 

Organ 

Ebenezer 

St. Matthew (Wil.) 
Holy Trinity . . . 

Augsburg 

Richland .... 
St.Paul's^uilford) 

Low's 

Coble (Ziou) . . . 
St. Enoch's .... 

Trinity 

Frieden's 

Sharon 

St. Paul's (Wil.) 

Peace 

Macedonia .... 

St. James 

St. John's (Cabar.) 
Bethel (Rowan) . . 



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3 00 

5 75 



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Synodical Collection for Japan, May 18, 1905 

Amount from individual contributors (see page 56; . . . 



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12 00 



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2 64 

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3 37 

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4 80 

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" $ 14 87 

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St. John's (Salis.) 


360 


% 43 


$43 


$13 00 


$ 9 00 


$ I08 


$ 86 


C. A. Brown . . 


f Organ 


369 


30 


29 


9 00 


6 00 


74 


5 


74 


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\ Ebenezer . . : 


106 


8 


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3 00 


2 00 


21 


2 


21 


25 


W. H. Hiller . . 


St. John's .... 


306 


37 


37 


11 00 


7 00 


92 


5 


61 


73 




f St. Luke's . . . 
■< Pilgrim .... 


223 


22 


22 


7 00 


4 00 


55 


2 


44 


53 


P. J. Wade . . . 


179 


18 


18 


6 00 


3 00 


45 


2 


36 


43 




( Reformation . 


20 


2 


2 


1 00 


1 00 


6 


1 


4 


5 


H. A. Trexler . . 


/Salem .... 


153 


15 


15 


5 00 


3 00 


38 


3 


30 


36 




i Grace 


214 


17 


17 


6 00 


3 °o 


43 


3 


42 


5i 






207 


16 


16 


5 00 


4 00 


4i 


3 


41 


49 




1 Richland . . . 


47 


4 


4 


1 00 


1 00 


10 


2 


9 


10 




! Zion 


12 


1 


1 


50 


5° 


3 


1 


2 


3 




[St. Paul .... 


74 


6 


6 


2 00 


1 00 


15 


1 


15 


18 


N. D. Bodie . . . 


f Union 

( Christiana . . . 


311 


37 


37 


11 00 


8 00 


93 


3 


62 


74 




134 


16 


16 


5 00 


3 00 


40 


2 


27 


32 


J. L. Morgan . . 


(St. Enoch . . . 
( Trinity .... 


250 
60 


3" 

7 


30 

7 


9 00 
2 00 


6 00 
2 00 


75 

18 


5 
2 


50 
12 


60 

14 


W. A. Dutton . . 


( Mt. Olive . . . 


174 


14 


14 


4 00 


3 0o 


35 


2 


35 


42 




I St. Stephen . . 


156 


12 


12 


4 00 


3 o° 


31 


2 


31 


37 


C. B. Miller . . . 


St. Mark's . . . 


1S9 


23 


23 


7 00 


4 CO 


57 


3 


38 


45 


V. Y. Boozer . . 


( Bethel 

\ St. Paul .... 


146 


14 


14 


5 °o 


3 0° 


36 


2 


29 


35 




333 


33 


33 


11 00 


6 00 


83 


5 


66 


77 


R. R. Sowers . . 


Albemarle . . . 


48 


5 


5 


1 00 


1 00 


12 


1 


9 


11 


C. B. Cox .... 


f Macedonia . . 
t Peace 


137 


13 


13 


5 00 


3 °o 


34 


2 


27 


32 




65 


8 


8 


2 00 


1 00 


19 


1 


13 


15 


J. E. Shenk . . . 


St. James .... 


35S 


43 


43 


13 00 


8 00 


107 


10 


71 


83 


R. C. Holland . . 


St. Mark .... 


1S7 


22 


22 


8 00 


4 CO 


56 


6 


37 


43 


W. A. Snyder . . 


St. Paul 


353 


42 


42 


13 00 


9 00 


106 


10 


7i 


S3 


C. W. Kegley . . 


St. Matthew's . . 


80 


8 


8 


3 00 


1 00 


20 


2 


16 


19 


T. C. Parker. . . 


( St. Luke's . . . 


89 


11 


11 


3 00 


2 00 


27 


3 


17 


20 




| Coucordia . . . 


127 


10 


10 


3 00 


2 00 


25 


2 


25 


29 


C. P. Fisher . . . 


flmmanuel . . 


88 


9 


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1 00 


22 


2 


17 


20 




\ Faith 


144 


17 


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3 r '0 


43 


4 


29 


34 


E. P. Conrad . . 


Augsburg . . . 


121 


14 


14 


5 oc 


3 00 


36 


2 


24 


28 




(St. Michael's . 


210 


17 


17 


5 oc 


3 °o 


42 


3 


42 


49 


V. C. Ridenhour 


i St. Paul . . . 


48 


4 


4 


1 00 


1 00 


10 


1 


9 


10 




(Amity . . . 


55 


7 


7 


2 00 


1 00 


17 


1 


11 


13 


F. M. Harr . . . 


St. Peter's . . 


162 


16 


16 


5 00 


3 0° 


40 


3 


32 


37 


Vacant 


St. Matthew's . . 


264 


21 


21 


7 00 


4 00 


53 


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53 


62 


C. L. Miller . . . 




92 


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2 00 


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E. L. Ritchie . . 


Christ 


60 


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( Nazareth . . 


35 


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1 00 


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25 


2 


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5° 


5 


1 


5 


6 




( Bethany .... 


40 


3 


3 


1 00 


1 00 


8 


1 


8 


9 


J. W. Strickler . 


j St. Andrew's . 
( Mt. Hermon. . 


130 


13 


13 


4 00 


2 00 


32 


2 


26 


30 


67 


7 


7 


3 00 


1 00 


18 


2 


13 


15 




| St. Matthew's . 


46 


3 


3 


2 00 


1 00 


9 


I 


9 


11 


L. P. Boland. . . 


-; Providence . . 
I Lebanon . . 


37 


3 


2 


1 00 


1 00 


7 


I 


7 


8 




61 


6 


6 


2 00 


1 00 


15 


I 


12 


14 


J. Q. Wertz . . . 


JLuth. Chapel . 


235 


24 


24 


7 00 


4 00 


59 


5 


47 


55 


1 Center Grove . 


125 


12 


12 


5 co 


2 00 


31 


2 


25 


29 


H.A.McCullough 


Holy Trinity . . 


140 


17 


17 


5 00 


3 00 


42 


5 


28 


33 


J. H. C. Fisher . 


Prosperity . . . 


88 


9 


9 


3 00 


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22 


2 


17 


20 




Cold Water . . . 


20 


1 


1 


1 00 


I CO 


4 


1 


4 


5 




t New Bethel . . 


150 


15 


15 


5 co 


2 CO 


37 


2 


30 


35 


C. R. Pless . . . 


■< Luther's . . . 
1 Mt. Zton . . . 


60 


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2 00 


I 00 


15 


1 


12 


14 




61 


6 


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15 


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/ Frieden .... 
1 Sharon .... 


162 
46 


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1 00 


3 00 
1 00 


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G. H. Cox .... 


Wittenberg . . 


43 


4 


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2 00 


1 00 


11 


1 


9 


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H. M. Brown . . 


/St. Martin's . . 
(Macedonia . . 


124 
15 


12 

1 


12 

1 


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1 00 


2 00 
1 00 


31 
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Hopewell .... 


5 


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1 







PASTOR'S CALL, 



TO REV 

Grace, Mercy, and Peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our 
Lord. Amen. 

The Evangelical Lutheran pastorate of 

being destitute of a pastor, and the stated means of Grace which God 
appointed for the salvation of souls, and being satisfied of your piety, 
literary attainments and ministerial qualifications, the undersigned 
are authorized by and on behalf of the same to inform you that the 
said pastorate has according to the Formula of Government of the 

Evangelical Lutheran church of the Synod, 

elected you and doth through solemnly and in the fear 

of God call you to become its pastor and spiritual teacher, to teach 
the Word of God, administer the Sacraments, attend to the catechi- 
zation of the young, maintain Christian discipline, and perform all the 
other duties of the gospel ministry according to the Word of God and 
the rules and usages of the Evangelical Lutheran church, your services 

to commence on or about I . . . 

CO 



To encourage you in the performance of the duties of the pastoral of- 
fice . . . authorized to promise you on behalf of the said pastorate 
proper attention, obedience and love in the Lord ; and to free you 
from worldly care while you are laboring for our spiritual good, as well 
as to make you a suitable compensation for your ministerial services 

dollars annually in 

installments, so long as you continue its pastor, 

together with the free use of the parsonage. (2) 

May the Lord incline you to come and labor among us in the full- 
ness of the blessings of the gospel of peace. 

Given under .... hand this .... day of 1 . . 

(3) 

(Signed) 

Presiding Officer of the Congregational meeting of the Evangelical 
Lutheran pastorate of (4) 



Signatures of other officers. 
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING BLANKS. 

(1)— The blank space may be filled up with any details, concerning the charge, 
that may be deemed necessary for the further information of the pastor-elect. 

(2) — If there should be no parsonage, the clause regarding it should be stricken out. 

(3)— This call is to be signed by the presiding officer of the Congregational Meet- 
ing at which the pastor has been elected 

(4)— If the Charter of the Church should require any other officer or officers to 
sign the pastoral call, such officers ought also to sign the call in addition to the 
President of the Congregational Meeting. 

[Form to be used by the congregations of the North Carolina Synod.] 



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INDEX. 

PAGE. 

Amendments to Constitution, Report of Committee 38 

Amendments to Constitution, Notice of 50 

Apportionment Table 58 

Appropriations, Report of Committee on 48 

Archivist, Report of 43 

Calendar for 1905-1906 2 

Church Extension, Report of Board 44 

Church Institutions, Report of Committee on 50 

Closer Union and Free Conference, Report of Committee on 36 

Collegiate Institute, Report of Principals 26 

Collegiate Institute, Synod's Relation to 41 

Collegiate Institute, Annual Address to Students 29 

Divine Services — Visitors 52 

Disabled Ministers' Fund 46 

Executive Committee's Report . 23 

Executive Committee's Report, Report of Committee on . . 47 
Executive Com. Authorized to Purchase Lot at Lexington. . 47, 48 

Ex-Secretary's Report 29 

Finance Committee, Report of 43 

Finance Committee's Itemized Statement 57 

Fulenwider, Rev. , Resolution Relative to 51 

History of Synod, Report of Depositary for 39 

Important Resolutions 54 

Letters and Petitions, Report of Committee on 41 

Lutheran Church Visitor, Resolutions 39 

Ministerium, Minutes of . 53 

Minutes and Unfinished Business, Report of Committee on. . 34 

Mont Amoena Seminary, Report of Board 30 

North Carolina College, Board of Trustees of 55 

Orphan Home 40 



INDEX — CONCLUDED. PAGE. 

Ordination Service 5 2 

Pastoral Districts, Report of Committee on 49 

Pastor's Call, Form for . 59 

President's Report 9 

President's Report, Report of Committee on 32 

Standing Committees 22 

Standing Resolutions 4 

State of the Church, Report of Committee on 49 

Statistical Blank, Committee to Prepare 51 

Statistical Report 60 

Synodical Missionary's Salary, Pledges for 56 

Synodical Roll 5 

Theological Seminary 29, 33 

Treasurer's Report 16 

United Synod, Report of Delegation to 31 

Vacancies, Report of Committee on 43 



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Dr. M. L. STEVENS, HENRY KLUEPPELBERG, Eso. 



ARCHIVIST. 
Rev. CHARLES B. KING, Charlotte, N. C. 



SPEAKERS FOR J907. 



BENEFICIARY EDUCATION. 

Principal. Alternate. 

REV. C. B. KING. Rev. C. A. BROWN. 



MISSIONS. 

REV. J. E. SHENK. REV. GEO. S. BEARDEN. 



BENEFICENCE. 

REV. J. W. STRICKLER. REV. J. L. MORGAN. 



ORDINATION. 

REV. C. DIEFENDORF. Rev. H. M. BROWN. 



SENIOR MINISTER. 

FIFTY-SEVEN YEARS IN THE MINISTRY. 
REV. G. D. BERNHEIM, D. D. 



TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING. 



Time — Wednesday before first Sunday in May, 1907. 
Place — Salem church, Rowan county, North Carolina. 



STANDING RESOLUTIONS OF SYNOD. 



Resolved, i. That we hereby endorse the plans and constitutions 
used in the organization of Children's Societies and Women's Societies. 

Resolved, 2. That we recommend the plans and constitutions thus 
used, to our pastors and people, where organizations have not yet 
been effected. 

Resolved, j. That in the meetings held during the annual sessions 
of Synod, in the interests of Education, Beneficiary Education, Home 
Missions, etc., a collection be taken for the objects in whose interests 
the meeting is held. 

Resolved, 4. That it is the sense of this Synod that ministers and 
their families should be regularly connected as members with a con- 
gregation contiguous to their place of residence. (See Report of Com- 
mittee on President's Report, 1S96. ) 

Resolved, 5. That the granting of letters of dismissal from the Lu- 
theran church is contrary to the right usage of our church. 

Resolved, 6. It shall be the duty of the President to send to the 
council of each congregation, through its pastor, or direct, if vacant, 
at least two months before the annual meeting of Synod, a full state- 
ment of the congregation's financial obligations both to our Synod 
and to the United Synod ; and he shall make special effort to secure 
the payment, in full, of all obligations. He shall also call attention 
to all actions of Synod in which the congregation is concerned. 

Resolved, 7. It shall be the duty of all pastors to urge their congre- 
gations to meet, in full, all their financial obligations ; and all con- 
gregations failing or refusing to do so are hereby required to send up 
to the annual meeting of Synod a written statement of the reasons for 
the failure, said statement to go into the hands of the committee on 
"Letters and Petitions" for action. 

Resolved, 8. That Standing Committee No. 10 shall consist of five 
members, three ministers and two laymen, and that the committee 
shall carefully revise the apportionment table each year and report 
the same in open Synod before final adjournment. 

Resolved, 9. That the President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall each 
receive $20 annually as part remuneration for services rendered. 

Resolved, 10. That the Treasurer be authorized to pay the necessary 
traveling expenses of members of the Executive Committee in attend- 
ing the meetings of the Executive Committee. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

One Hundred and Third Convention 

OF THE 

Evang. Lutheran Synod and Ministerium 

OF 
NORTH CAROLINA. 



The Evangelical L,utheran Synod of North Carolina met 
in regular annual session in St. John's church, Cabarrus 
county, N. C, on Wednesday, May 2, 1906, at n a. m. 
The President, Rev. George H. Cox, D. D., preached the 
sy nodical sermon, after which the holy communion was 
administered to the members of Synod. 



FIRST SESSION. 



Wednesday, May 2 — 2 p. m. 
Synod was formally opened by the President. The roll 
of ministers was called and the roll of lay-delegates made 
up upon the presentation of their credentials to the Creden- 
tials Committee — Revs. C. B. King and J. L. Morgan. 

SYNODICAL ROLL. 

clerical. 
Ministers. When Ordained. Postoffice. 

Rev. G. D. Bernheim, D. D. . . 1849 . . Charlotte, N. C. 
" G. F. Schaeffer (a) . . . . 1861 . . Spartanburg, S. C. 

" L. A. Bikle, D. D 1862 . . Concord, N. C. 

" J. H. Fesperman (a. e. ) . . 1865 . . Salisbury, N. C. 

" W. R. Ketchie 1868. . R. R. 1, Mocksville, N. C. 

" R. L-. Brown (a. e.) . . . . 1868 . . R. R. 6, Salisbury, N. C. 
" R. C. Holland, D. D. . . . 1869 . . Charlotte, N. C. 
" E. P. Parker (a. e.) . . . . 1871 . . Gibsonville, N. C. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 



SYNODICAL ROLL— Concluded. 

When Ordained. Postoffice. 
. Craven, N. C. 
. Granite Quarry, N. C. 
. Efird's Mills, N. C. 
. Rural Hall, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C. 
. Salem, Va. 
. Salisbury, N. C. 
. China Grove, N. C. 
. Concord, N. C. 
. Mt. Pleasant, S. C. 



Ministers. 

Rev. C. Diefendorf . 

" Geo. H. Cox, D. D . . . . 1872 . 

" H. M. Brown 1S73 . 

" V. R. Stickley 1875 . 

" B. S. Brown 1878 . 

" T. H. Strohecker (a) . . . 1880 . 

" J. H. Wilson, D. D . . . 1880 . 

" J. O. Wertz 1881 . 

" J. W. Strickler 1882 . 

" A. G. Voigt, D. D. (a. e.) . 1883 . 

" C. E. T. Fisher (a.) . . . . 1884 . 

" H. A. Trexler 1886 . 

" C B. King 1887 . 

" C. B. Miller 18S7 . 

" C. A. Brown 1889 . 

" J. H. C. Fisher 1890 . 

" J. E. Shenk 1890 . 

" F. M. Harr 1891 . 

" C. M. Fox (a. e.) 1892 . 

" V. Y. Boozer 1894 . 

" N. D. Bodie 1894 . 

" H. A. McCullough .... 1895 . 

" Geo. S. Bearden 1895 . 

" W. A. Snyder 1897 . 

" W. A. Dutton 1S97 . 

" W. H. Hiller (a) . . . . 1898 . 

" C. B. Cox 1898 

" T. C. Parker 1899 . 

" C. W. Kegley 1901 . 

" R. R. Sowers 1901 . 

" L. P. Boland 1901 . 

" Edward Fulenwider . . . 1902 . 

" J. L. Morgan 1902 . 

" C. I. Morgan 1902 . 

" C. P. Fisher 1903 . 

" G. H. E- Lingle 1904 . 

" Chas. R. Pless 1904 . 

" E. E. Ritchie 1905 . 

" W. C. Schaeffer, Jr . . . . . 



. Cape Charles, Va. 

. Manning, N. C. 

. Charlotte, N. C. 

. China Grove, N. C. 

. R. R. 3, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 

. Rockwell, N. C. 

. R. R. 1, Hartshorn, N. C. 

. Salisbury, N. C. 

. R. R. 4, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Mt. Pleasant, N. C. 

. Winston, N. C. 

. 12 N. 6thSt.,WiPton,N.C. 

. R. R. 2, Gold Hill, N. C. 

. Concord, N. C. 

. Burlington, N. C. 

. Bear Poplar, N. C. 

. Wilmington, N. C. 

. Troutman, N. C. 

. R. R. 5, Salisbury, N. C. 

. Lexington, N. C. 

. Enochville, N. C. 

. Salisbury, N. C. 

. Faith, N. C. 

. Gibsonville, N. C. 

. Copal Grove, N. C. 

. Spencer, N. C. 

. Charlotte, N. C. 



(a. e.) Absent and excused, (a) Absent and no excuse rendered. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 



PASTORATES WITH PASTORS AND 

Pastorates. Pastors. 



St. John's (Salis.). . 

Haven 

Christ's 

Wittenberg 

St. Mark's (Ch. G.) 
Bethel, \ 

St. Paul's, j " - - 
Union, \ 

Christiana, j 

St. Peter's 

Faith, \ 

Emmanuel, f 

Organ, V 

Ebenezer, > " 

Lutheran Chapel, > 

Center Grove, > 

Salem, \ 

Grace, J 

St. Luke's, 

Concordia, 

St. Enoch, 

Trinity, 

Lebanon, 

Providence, 

St. Matthew, 

St. Matthew 

St. James . . 

St. Andrew's, ) 

Mt. Hermon, i 

St. John's (Cab.) 

Holy Trinity . . 

Prosperity . . 

St. Stephen's, \ 

Mt. Olive, j 

Cold Water . . . 

St. Michael 

Amity, 

St. Paul's, 

St. Mark's (Char.) 

St. Paul's (Wil.) . 

St. Matthew's (Wil.) 

Macedonia, \ 

Peace, j ' ' ' 



Vacant 

Rev. C. I. Morgan. 
Rev. E. L. Ritchie 
Rev. Geo. H. Cox . 
Rev. C. B. Miller . 

Rev. V. Y. Boozer 

Rev. N. D. Bodie . 
Rev. F. M. Harr . 
Rev. C. P. Fisher . 

Rev. C. A. Brown . 

Rev. J. Q. Wertz . 

Rev. H. A. Trexler 

Rev. T. C. Parker. 

Rev. J. L. Morgan 



LAY-DELEGATES. 

L a y-DeivEgates . 
Prof. R. G. Kizer. 
P. A. D. Peeler. 
S. C. Ketchie. 

A. W. Lentz. 

M. A. Goodman. 

C. N. Brown. 

T. M. Kerns. 
John H. A. Barger. 
L. A. Beaver. 

Orlin Cruse. 

W. H. Barnhardt. 

Edmund Sifford. 

Paul M. Barger. 

B. L. Umberger. 



. Rev. L. P. Boland . J. H. Myers. 



. Rev. C. Diefendorf 
. Rev. J. E. Shenk . . 

. Rev. J.W.Strickler . 

. Vacant 

Rev.H.A.M'Cullough 
. Rev. J. H. C. Fisher. 

. Rev. W. A. Dutton . 

. Vacant 



Dr. C. M. Poole. 
John A. Cline. 

C. A. Isenhour. 

C. D. Barringer. 
C. H. Fisher. 
W. B. J. Bost. 

George W. Dry. 



Rev. R. R. Sowers . Clayton Troutman. 



Rev. R. C. Holland . 
Rev. W. A. Snyder . 
Rev. C. W. Kegley . 

Rev. C. B. Cox . . 



Dr. C. A. Misenheimer. 
A. D. Wessell. 
G. F. Seiter. 

Chas. J. Boland. 



8 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 

PASTORATES WITH PASTORS AND LAY-DELEGATES— Concluded. 

Pastorates. Pastors. Lay-Deeegates. 

Low's, ] 

st C paTrs \ Rev - c - M - Fox ■ • W- B - Shar P e - 

Zion, J 

Sharon"' 8 ' } ••'••• ■ Rev. G.H. L, Lingle. Herbert V. Cobb. 

Augsburg Rev. Geo. S. Bearden. Van B. Melchor. 

Bethany, 1 

Nazareth, [ Rev. V. R. Stickley 

Shiloh, ) 
St. Luke's, "J 

Pilgrim, j- . . . . Vacant Geo. W. Conrad. 

Reformation, j 

Albemarle Vacant S. H. Hearne. 

MaSa?' } Rev - H - M - Brown • J" W - Fink - 

New Bethel, ) 

Luther's, [ Rev. C. R. Pless . . George L. Wilhelm. 

Mt. Zion, j 

First Church, (Lex.) . . Rev. Ed. Fulenwider, C. M. Thompson. 
Member Ex-OfEcio — James D. Heilig, Treasurer. 



The President then read his annual report, which was re- 
ceived and held for the proper committee. 

PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

In its one-hundred-third annual convention, the blessed Lord per- 
mits the assembling of the mother Synod of the South here in old St. 
John church, where she has so often met in the years that are past 
and gone, and where so much of her history has been written. How 
happy and thankful we should be that God has so signally preserved 
and blessed her ! What far reaching changes have taken place since 
this congregation, in conjunction with Organ church, brought the 
first Lutheran pastor, the Rev. Adolphus Nussman, to this part of our 
country, one hundred and thirty-three years ago ! What weighty 
responsibilities are resting upon us, the successors of those sturdy, 
faithful men of God ! Let us determine, God helping us, that we will 
be worthy of such noble heritage ! 

But, let us remember that we are not here today simply in commem- 
oration of those noble men and deeds of the past, but that we are here 
as active participants in the wonderful movements and progress of the 
present ; a period far in advance of all that has preceded it, whether 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 9 

in political, social, or spiritual matters, and in which the demands 
made upon us as a Synod, as congregations, and as individual Chris- 
tians, are far in excess of anything that our fathers ever dreamed of. 

May God help us, in all our deliberations and actions, to have an 
eye single to His glory in the upbuilding of His kingdom ! 

Before presenting my official report of the work accomplished during 
the past year, I cannot refrain from calling your attention to the urgent 
necessity of decisive advancement along the line of contributing more 
liberally for the work of the Church. 

The general work, both home and foreign, under the management 
of the United Synod of the South, is developing much more rapidly 
than is the income for the same ; while the Macedonian cry upon our 
own territory is every day becoming more and more incisive and urgent. 

There are many, and important places upon our territory, where 
there is abundant material for L,utheran congregations, but where 
there are none, and where we must plant them and, for a time at least, 
support the missionary from the funds of the Synod. Our people 
have the necessary means ; what we lack is the willing spirit. The 
only remedy is a stronger faith and a deeper love. God help the Synod 
to adopt wise plans ! God help each and every pastor to be more 
thoroughly filled with faith and love so as to carry the message to the 
people in such way and in such measure as to arouse their interest, 
inspire their faith, and deepen their love ! Then shall the work go 
forward, and God's name be glorified ! ! 

The following are the official acts and events of the year : 

NEW MEMBERS RECEIVED, 
i. Rev. C. Diefendorf from the Franckean Synod, Aug. 28, 1905. 

2. Rev. C. I. Morgan from the Tennessee Synod, Oct. 2, 1905. 

3. Rev. C. M. Fox from the Virginia Synod, Oct. 9, 1905. 

4. Rev. V. R. Stickley from the Virginia Synod, March 13, 1906. 

5. Rev. L. A. Bikle,D. D., from the Tennessee Synod, March 13,1906. 

6. Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, Jr., from the Georgia Synod, March 13, 1906. 

CAEES ACCEPTED. 

1. Rev. C. Diefendorf, St. Matthew, Rowan, June 1, 1905, took 
charge June 18, 1905. 

2. Rev. C. I. Morgan, Haven, Salisbury, Aug. 21, 1905, took charge 
Oct. 1, 1905. 

3. Rev. C. M. Fox, Guilford pastorate, Oct. 1, 1905, took charge 
Oct. 1, 1905. 

4. Rev. Geo. S. Bearden, Augsburg, Winston, Dec, 7, 1905, took 
charge Dec. 25, 1905. 



IO MINUTES E. L- SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

5. Rev. R; R. Sowers, Iredell pastorate, Jan. 3, 1906, took charge 
Jan. 7, 1906. 

6. Rev. V. R. Stickley, Forsythe Mission, Feb. 19, 1906, took charge 
April 1, 1906. 

INSTALLATIONS. 

1. Rev. W. H. Hiller, St. John, Cabarrus, June 4, 1905, b}- Rev. 
Prof. H. A. McCollough and the President of Synod. 

2. Rev. R. R. Sowers, Albemarle, June 11, 1905, by Rev. C. A. Brown. 

3. Rev. T. C. Parker, St. Luke pastorate, June 18, 1905, by Rev. V. 

C. Ridenhour and the President of Synod. 

4. Rev. J. W. Strickler, St. Andrew's pastorate, July 2, 1905, by Rev. 
J. E. Shenk and the President of Synod. 

5. Rev. G. H. L. Lingle, Frieden's pastorate, Aug. 6, 1905, by Rev. 
J. O. Wertz. 

6. Rev. C. I. Morgan, Haven, Salisbury, Oct. 29, 1905, by Revs. N. 

D. Bodie and V. Y. Boozer. 

7. Rev. C. R. Pless, Bethel pastorate, Stanly, Nov. 19, 1905, by 
Revs. F. M. Harr and Prof. H. A. McCollough and the President of 
Synod. 

8. Rev. Ed. L. Ritchie, Christ church, Spencer, Dec. 10, 1905, by 
Revs. J. E. Shenk and C. I. Morgan. 

9. Rev. Geo. S. Bearden, Augsburg, Winston, March 4, 1906, by 
Rev. C. B. Cox and the President of Synod. 

SUPPLIES. 

1. Rev. J. W. Strickler, Cold- Water church, from August, 1905, to 
meeting of Synod. 

2. Rev. W. C. Schaeffer, assistant to Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., 
from Nov., 1905. 

RESIGNATIONS. 

1. Rev. P. J. Wade, Davidson pastorate, June 21, 1905, took effect 
Oct. 1, 1905. 

2. Rev. V. C. Ridenhour, Iredell pastorate, Aug. 4, 1905, took effect 
Aug. 27, 1905. 

3. Rev. C. L. Miller, Haven, Salisbury, Aug. 2, 1905, took effect 
Aug. 27, 1905. 

4. Rev. E. P. Conrad, Augsburg, Winston, Sept. 17, 1905, took 
effect Oct. 22, 1905. 

5. Rev. J. H. Wilson, D. D., St. John, Salisbury, Nov. 1, 1905, took 
effect May 1, 1906. 

6. Rev. R. R. Sowers, Albemarle, Jan. 3, 1906, took effect at once. 

7. Rev. W. H. Hiller, St. John, Cabarrus, March 18, 1906, took 
effect May 1, 1906. 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. II 

DISMISSIONS. 

i. Rev. V. C. Ridenhour to South Carolina Synod, Aug. 4, 1905. 

2. Rev. C. L. Miller to Tennessee Synod, Aug. 28, 1905. 

3. Rev. P. J. Wade to Virginia Synod, Oct. 7, 1905. 

4. Rev. E.P. Conrad toChicago Synod of General Council, Nov. 20, '05. 

VACANCIES. 

1. Davidson pastorate. 4. Mt. Carmel church. 

2. Albemarle church. 5. St. John, Salisbury. 

3. Cold-Water church. 6. St. John, Cabarrus. 

DEDICATIONS. 

1. Mt. Zion, Richfield, Rev. C. R. Pless, pastor, Nov. 19, 1905, by 
Rev. N. D. Bodie, president of the Southern Conference and the Pres- 
ident of Synod. 

2. St. Matthew, Wilmington, Rev. C. W. Kegley, pastor, April 29, 
1906 ; Rev. W. A. Snyder preached the sermon, and the pastor performed 
the act of dedication. 

NEW CONGREGATIONS. 

1. First Lutheran church, Lexington, organized July 30, 1905, by 
the Synodical Missionary, Rev. Edw. Fulenwider. 

2. Calvary church, West Spencer, organized Sept. 17, 1905, by Rev. 
Ed. L. Ritchie. 

These congregations will apply for membership at this convention 
of Synod. 

THE SOUTHERN CONFERENCE. 

Rev. N. D. Bodie, the president of the Southern Conference, reports 
that they "have held two meetings during the year, both of which 
were well attended and heartily participated in by all present." The 
officers for the present year are Rev. N. D. Bodie, president ; Rev. C. 
R. Pless, secretary ; and Mr. J. C. Lingle, treasurer. 

The conference, this year, established a fund of fifty dollars to be 
paid annually, to assist worthy young men in acquiring an education. 

The action of Synod, at its last annual convention, in referring 
Cold- Water church and Mt. Carmel church to the Southern Conference 
was, in some way, omitted from the printed Minutes of Synod ; but 
the duty has been performed, and these churches are now returned to 
the care of the Synod. 

THE NORTHERN CONFERENCE. 

Rev. J. E. Morgan, the president of the Northern Conference, reports 
that "during the year two meetings have been held which were reason- 
ably attended by both pastors and lay-delegates." The officers for 



12 MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

the present year are Rev. J. L. Morgan, president ; Rev. G. H. L. 
Lingle, secretary ; and Rev. T. C. Parker, treasurer. 

The conference "recognizing the importance of encouraging young 
men to consider the calling of the Gospel ministry, and at the same 
time desiring to show its appreciation of the work of our Collegiate 
Institute at Mount Pleasant, N. C, has created, in favor of this institu- 
tion, a Beneficiary Fund to the amount of forty dollars annually, the 
same being applicable to such 3'oung men of the North Carolina Synod 
as may be recommended by the proper authorities of the Synod as 
being worthy of such aid." 

This conference calls attention to Mooresville. The President says 
in his report : " It is with some feeling of sadness we note that Moores- 
ville, a thriving railroad town of some two thousand and five hundred 
inhabitants, and surrounded by good natural advantages, is destitute 
of a Lutheran church. The Lutherans of that place, though few in 
number, are high-toned citizens, and seem anxious for a church home 
of their own faith. We commend this point to the prayerful consid- 
eration of Synod." 

JOINT ACTION OF THE TWO CONFERENCES. 

Through a special joint committee of the two conferences a revised 
constitution has been prepared, looking to the unification of the con- 
stitutions of the two bodies, as well as bringing the same into harmony 
with the revised constitution of the Synod, which will be submitted 
to each conference for adoption at their next regular meetings. 

A movement was inaugurated by the Southern Conference and was 
acquiesced in by the Northern Conference, by which the two confer- 
ences memorialized the Executive Committee of the Synod, asking it 
to inaugurate a plan, similar to the Mission League of the United 
Synod, for the purpose of regularly raising funds to carry on a more 
extensive home mission work in our own Synod. 

THE PLACE OF MEETING. 

On March 20th, I was notified by Rev. W. H. Hiller that, on account 
of the illness of his wife, she being in the hospital at Charlotte for an 
indefinite period ; and of his having resigned as pastor of St. John 
church, " It would not suit at all to have Synod" meet at St. John 
church. 

I immediately obtained the consent of a sufficient number of minis- 
ters to change the place of meeting, and solicited invitations. St. John 
church of Salisbury, and St. Paul church of Rowan county, extended 
invitations. 

On April „2d, I received a communication from Rev. Hiller that the}- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 13 

had reconsidered their action and desired the Synod to meet with 
them. The officers of Synod, after due consideration, decided to accede 
to their request. 

It will be remembered that Revs. J. L,. Morgan and J. O. Wertz had 
turned over the work at Landis to Rev. D. I. Offman of the Tennessee 
Synod. Developments in the work have resulted in Rev. Offman's 
returning the work to the brethren of our Synod. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

1. I hereby call the attention of the Synod to a resolution adopted 
by the United Synod at its last convention and found on page 90 of 
its Minutes, which, in some way, was overlooked by our delegation in 
making its report at our last convention. The resolution calls for a 
contribution to meet the necessary expenses of the Synod, which 
amounts to $84.92. I recommend that the amount be sent at once to 
the Treasurer of the United Synod, and that hereafter standing com- 
mittee No. 9 take annual cognizance of it in making its report. 

2. It frequently occurs that application for beneficiary aid is not 
made until after the young man has entered college, thereby rendering 
it impracticable to comply with the regulations of Synod as laid down 
in by-laws Nos. 17 to 22 inclusive. I therefore recommend that some 
measure be adopted at this convention, by which this difficulty may 
be removed, so that all applicants shall appear personally for exami- 
nation before the Ministerium or the Executive Committee of Synod, 
before an appropriation can be granted. 

3. Numbers of our congregations have no constitution. Frequent 
inquiries are made with regard to such. I therefore recommend that 
a committee of two ministers and three laymen be appointed to revise 
the congregational constitution, found in the Minutes of S3*nod for 
the year 1880, and report to the next annual convention of this body. 

4. I recommend that the town of Mooresville be referred to the Ex- 
ecutive Committee, with instructions to investigate ; and, if found 
favorable, to begin work there at as early a date as possible. 

5. I recommend that the proposed revised constitution of the two 
conferences, after adoption, be submitted to the Synod for its approval ; 
and, if approved, it then be published in pamphlet form together with 
the revised constitution of Synod. 

6. I recommend that standing Resolution No. 8 be so amended as to 
read, "And report the same in open Synod before final adjournment." 

7. I call attention to an error that has in some way crept into our 
financial reports. Item No. 10 in the report of the Committee on the 
President's Report, see Minutes of Synod for 1905, page 32, instructed 



14 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

the committee on apportionment to fix the rate per capita at 25c. for 
home missions and 20c. for foreign missions. These amounts were in 
some way reversed in the apportionment table, see Minutes of 1905, 
page 58. 

8. I recommend that the work at Landis be placed in the hands of 
the Executive Committee of Synod. 

And now with a deep sense of the honor that you have conferred 
upon me in making me your President for the past two years, I sur- 
render the trust to you, praying that the Holy Spirit may guide us in 
all of our deliberations and actions ; give us broader conceptions of 
the responsibilities resting upon us ; willing hearts and hands to 
undertake greater things for Him ; and make us all faithful unto 
death, that we may then receive the crown of everlasting life. 

GEO. H. COX. 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 
Revs. C. W. Kegley and T. C. Parker were appointed 
tellers. The officers elected were : 

President— Rev. Geo. H. Cox, D. D. 
Vice-President — Rev. B. S. Brown. 
Secretary— Rev. V. Y. Boozer. 
Treasurer — Mr. James D. Heilig. 

The Recording 'Secretary was elected also Statistical 
Secretary. 

The officers, except Vice-President B. S. Brown, who was 
absent, were installed by the venerable G. D. Bernheim, 
D. D. 

The Treasurer's Report was heard, received, and held for 
the proper committee. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 
JAMES D. HEILIG, Treasurer, 

in account with the 

Evangelical Lutheran Synod 

of North Carolina, 
synodical treasury. 
1905. Dr. 

May 19. Amt. Finance Committee $ 472 74 

July 11. Amt. St. James, Concord 7 00 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 15 

Aug. i. Amt. on loan $405 00 

Oct. 14. Amt. St. James, Concord 31 75 

Dec. 12. Amt. St. Luke, Rowan 3 00 

1906. 

Feb. 6. Amt. St. James 4 75 

April 11. Amt. Mrs. G. D. Bernheim 100 00 

28. Amt. Mr. A. L. Barringer 5 00 

May 1. Amt. to balance 70 $1029 94 

Cr. 

May 25. By amt. Dr. G. H. Cox $ 20 00 

25. By amt. Rev. V. Y. Boozer 20 00 

July 1. By amt. Henkel & Co 156 59 

8. By amt. Rev. C. B. King 50 00 

Aug. 2. By amt. C. M. Thompson 425 00 

By amt. sexton, Pilgrim's 3 00 

By amt. Henkel & Co 3 90 

1906. 

Feb. 5. By amt. Rev. W. H. Hiller, expenses . 9 00 

March 5. By amt. Royal Printing Co 6 50 

April 28. By amt. J. A. Cline, expenses .... 12 95 

By amt. Rev. J. L,. Morgan 1 00 

By receipts 46 50 

May 1. By amt. Synodical Missionary .... 175 50 

By amt. Mrs. G. D. Bernheim .... 100 00 $1029 94 

May 1. To amt. in bank 100 00 

church extension. 
1905. , Dr. 

May 19. Amt. Finance Committee $ 99 20 

Nov. 13. Amt. Nazareth 1 00 

1906. 

Feb. 6. Amt. St. James 8 00 $ 108 20 

Cr. 

April 30. By amt. Synodical Missionary . . . . $ 100 20 

By amt. in bank 8 60 $ 108 20 

May 1. To cash in bank 8 00 

home missions. 
1905. Dr. 

May 19. To amt. bal $ 326 40 

To amt. Finance Committee 456 41 

July 11. To amt. St. James, Concord 43 00 

Aug. 31. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas . . . 150 00 



16 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

Oct. 3. To amt. Mrs. P. N. Heilig, Treas . . . $452 45 

31. To amt. Mrs. J. Steven Brown, Treas . 106 33 

Nov. 15. To amt. Christ church 6 16 

Dec. 11. To amt. Concordia 2 69 

To amt. Concordia S. S 6 00 

1906. 

Jan. 20. To amt. Cold Water 2 50 

25. To amt. Mrs. J. Steven Brown, Treas . 125 00 

April 25. To amt. interest on Patterson Legacy . 60 00 $1736 94 

1905. Cr. 

June 8. By amt. paid Rev. E. L. Ritchie . . . f 20 00 

By error in former bal 460 45 

30. By amt. Rev. C. B. Cox to date .... 43 75 

July 18. By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 25 00 

Aug. 8. By amt. Rev. C. T. Miller S3 33 

iS. By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 25 00 

Sept. 25. By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 20 00 

Oct. 2. By amt. Rev. J. W. Strickler 50 00 

4. By amt. Rev. C. Brown Cox 43 75 

Nov. 2. By amt. Rev. C. Brown Cox 25 00 

9. By amt. Rev. L- P. Boland 65 00 

15. By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 50 00 

1906. 

Jan. 17. By amt. Rev. C. I. Morgan 60 00 

25. By amt. Rev. C. B. Cox 43 75 

Feb. 6. By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 60 00 

April 9. By amt. Rev. C. Brown Cox 58 33 

17. By amt. Rev. V. R. Stickley 12 50 

17. By amt. Rev. L. P. Boland 32 50 

May 1. By amt. Rev. J. W. Strickler .... 50 00 

By amt. Rev. E. L. Ritchie 75 00 

By amt. Rev. C. I. Morgan So 00 

By receipt in report 54 33 

By balance 299 25 #1736 94 

May 1. To balance 299 25 

10. To St. Luke's, Davidson 18 40 

beneficiary education. 
1905. Dr. 

May 19. To balance $ no 75 

To Finance Committee 191 70 



MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROEINA. 1 7 

Dec. 16. Southern Conference $25 00 

1906. 

Feb. 6 13 00 #340 45 

1905. Cr. 

Sept. 20. By chk. Reuben Goodman $ 50 00 

Oct. 12. By chk. Carl H. Deal 25 00 

Nov. 13. By chk. Carl H. Deal 25 00 

13. By chk. J. Ouincy Wertz 25 00 

1906. 

Jan. 2. By chk. Reuben Goodman 50 00 

Feb. 9. By chk. H. E. Beatty 25 00 

March 30. By chk. C. H. Deal 25 00 

27. By chk. J. Quincy Wertz 25 00 

April 4. By chk. C. H. Deal 25 00 

14. By chk. Reuben Goodman 25 00 

By cash 40 45 $ 340 45 

May 1. To cash in bank 40 45 

synodicae missionary. 
1905. Dr. 

May 19. To balance $ 75 10 

Bethel, Rowan 6 77 

19. Amt. Finance Committee 191 25 

Aug. 21. Organ church 6 60 

31. Reformation 3 00 

Emmanuel 2 25 

Sept. 9. St. Paul, Rowan 8 00 

11. Pilgrim 5 00 

Augsburg Mission 5 00 

21. St. John, Salisbury 33 35 

Oct. 1. St. Matthew, Wilmington 10 00 

10. Christiana 10 00 

14. St James 25 00 

St. Andrew's pastorate 5 00 

Nov. 13. Nazareth 1 00 

15. Christ church 5 00 

Wittenberg 5 00 

28. St. Matthew, Wilmington 15 00 

1906. 

Jan. 9. St. Mark, China Grove 25 00 

18. St. Paul, Rowan 7 00 

Feb. 6. St. James 37 S3 



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June 29. 

Oct. 10. 

Dec. 21. 
1906. 

April 4. 



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Holy Trinity I 18 75 

Lutheran Chapel 10 00 

St. Luke, Davidson 5 00 

St. Paul, Rowan . . 5 00 

Lexington Congregation 30 00 

St. John, Cabarrus 25 00 

St. Luke, Rowan 10 00 

St John, Salisbury 100 00 

Organ Church 18 40 

Center Grove 7 00 

Bethel, Rowan 13 00 

Church Extension 100 20 

Synodical Treasury 175 50 $ 1000 00 

Cr. 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider $ 166 67 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider . . . . . 250 00 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 250 00 

By chk. Rev. E. Fulenwider 333 33 $1000 00 

UNITED SYNOD. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

DR. 

Amt. Finance Committee $ 160 51 

St. Luke, Rowan 14 26 

Mr. A. L. Barringer 5 00 

St. Andrew 10 00 

St. Mark, Charlotte 40 00 

Amt. overpaid 8 27 $ 238 04 

Cr. 

By chk. Mr. J. A. Cline $ 16S 78 

By chk. Mr. J. A. Cline 69 26 $ 238 04 

foreign missions. 
Dr. 

Amt. Albemarle $ 4 00 

Amt. Finance Committee 1S5 43 

Amt. Collection 14 87 

Amt. Christiana 4 5 2 

Amt. Union 12 45 



MINUTES E. X,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 19 

21. Amt. St. Mark, Charlotte $ 31 65 

Amt. St. John, Salisbury 7 43 

July 10. Amt. St. Peter 5 00 

Amt. St. Andrew 11 00 

Amt. Mt. Hermon 9 00 

Oct. 12. Amt. St. Luke, Rowan 2 30 

Amt. Concordia 1 S8 

Dec. 22. Amt. St. Andrew 2 50 

1906. 

Jan. 2. Amt. Principal Patterson Legacy . . . 1000 00 

Amt. int. on same to date 2S5 25 

April 11. Amt. Organ S. S 5 93 

Amt. Ebenezer S. S 2 74 

Amt. St. Mark's S. S., Charlotte ... 38 02 

Amt. Christ S. S 5 30 

Amt. Calvary S. S 1 84 

Amt. St. John, Cabarrus 5 32 

Amt. St. Peter's S. S 9 20 

Amt. Holy Trinity 8 00 $1653 63 

Cr. 

By amt. J. A. Cline, Treas $ 204 30 

By amt. J. A. Cline, Treas 53 62 

By amt. J. A. Cline, Treas 2S5 25 

By amt. in bank 1008 00 

By amt. J. A. Cline 102 46 $1653 63 

May 1. To amt. in bank 1008 00 

orphan home. 

1905. Dr. 

May 19. To balance $ n 50 

Amt. Finance Committee 17 00 

Aug. 30. Amt. Christiana debt 8 83 

Sept. 29. Amt. St. Luke, Rowan 3 50 

Amt. Concordia 3 25 

Oct. 12. Amt. Salem 17 92 

Amt. Salem S. S 13 75 

Amt. Grace S. S 23 37 

Amt. Grace 10 08 

Nov. 12. Amt. J. Q. Wertz 9 50 

Amt. St. John, Salisbury 28 20 

Dec. 13. Amt. Christiana 15 88 

18. Amt. Peace 2 15 

21. Amt. Union 11 61 





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1906. 

Jan. 20. Amt. St. Andrew $ 6 85 

Amt. Mt. Hermon 6 60 

Cold Water 2 70 

30. Amt. St. Mark, Charlotte 23 00 

St. John, Salisbury 8 50 

April 17. St. Luke, Rowan 6 71 

20. Union Easter egg offering 4 23 $ 235 93 

May 6. Collection at Synod 14 89 

1905. Cr. 

July 11. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas $ 28 50 

Sept. 20. By amt. J. E. Cooper, Treas 8 83 

Oct. 12. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 65 12 

Dec. 19. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 60 33 

21. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 3 15 

1906. 

Jan. 11. By amt. J. E. Cooper, Treas 11 61 

22. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 16 15 

30. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 31 50 

March 12. By amt. Paul S. Davis, Treas 10 00 

By amt. to balance 74 $ 235 93 

May 6. By receipt 14 89 

disabled ministers' eund. 

1906. Dr. 

May 1. To cash in bank $ 403 43 

Most respectfully submitted, 

JAMES D. HEIUG. 

The following report was presented : 

REPORT OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. 

Your committee submit the following report : Six meetings have 
been held. Matters claiming our attention have been directed to the 
best of our ability. 

HOME MISSIONS. 

Our Home Mission work is in a very satisfactory condition, and for 
once it happens that there is no vacancy in the mission field. 

Haven. — Rev. C. D Miller relinquished this work in August, and 
Rev. C. I. Morgan was called to succeed him. Pastor Morgan took 
charge in October, and has done faithful and effective work. 

Spencer. — Rev. E. L. Ritchie entered upon the work in this field 
immediately after the last meeting of Synod. The work at Christ's 



MINUTES E. h. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 21 

church, in East Spencer, has not been as prosperous as some other 
missions, yet the pastor has done his part faithfully, and the congre- 
gation has at least held its own. 

Soon after Pastor Ritchie was on the ground he began a canvass of 
West Spencer for Lutherans, and so encouraging was the result that 
he was authorized by the Executive Committee to proceed with the 
organization of a congregation. This was effected in September, and 
now the membership numbers 36. Services are held twice each month 
in a hall, and Sunday-school work carried on regularly. Efforts are 
being made to secure from the Railway Company the gift of a suitable 
lot for a church. If they succeed in this the congregation will then 
actively take up the work of raising funds for a church building. 
While the whole Spencer field is difficult, it is very important and 
deserves the sympathy and help of Synod. 

Forsyth. — For nearly two years this field was vacant, but at last a 
pastor has been secured in the person of Rev. V. R. Stickley, who 
took charge, April 1. 

Synod's other missionaries have been on the ground during the 
entire year, and have done efficient and faithful service. 
The pastorates now receiving aid from Synod are : 

Haven, Salisbury $ 240 

Spencer 275 

St. Andrew's, Concord ioo 

Lebanon 130 

Forsyth 150 

Burlington . 175 

Total $ 1070 

For two years your committee has been endeavoring to place Synod 
on a cash basis with its home mission work, and at last this has been 
accomplished. All of the missionaries have been paid in full to the 
end of the synodical year, April 30, 1906. 

We were enabled to accomplish this desired end only by the gener- 
ous and timely aid given by the Woman's Missionary Convention, 
and we hereby put on record our grateful appreciation of their gener- 
ous help. 

As an aid in maintaining this standard of work and in order to be more 
systematic a new method of work has been inaugurated. It is this : 
Each Missionary's year terminates with the synodical year, April 30, it 
matters not when he took charge. Hence at each annual meeting of 
Synod the church council of each congregation or pastorate, receiv- 
ing; or needing aid, must file with the new Executive Committee a 



22 MINUTES E. E. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

petition, signed by said council, stating the amount needed and also 
the amount of their own pledge for the pastor's support. 

Furthermore as the Executive Committee now holds regular quar- 
terly meetings on or near the first of August, November, February, 
and May, all missionaries are required to send to the secretary of the 
Executive Committee at the end of every quarter detailed reports of 
their work. Blanks for these reports will be furnished upon applica- 
tion. 

SYNODICAE MISSIONARY. 

On the authority of the Executive Committee the missionary has 
given his entire time to Lexington with occasional preaching at 
Thomasville. It is the plan of the present committee to continue this 
arrangement until the church at Lexington is completed, when the 
missionary will be sent elsewhere, possibly to High Point, and a reg- 
ular pastor given charge of the work at Lexington and Thomasville. 

The work at Lexington is quite promising. The congregation was 
formally organized in July, and now has a membership of 34. In 
obedience to Synod's instruction your committee authorized the pur- 
chase of a church lot at a cost of $800. The sum of $442 has been paid 
on this lot, but as the meeting of Synod was so near at hand it was 
decided not to borrow the balance, as we were authorized to do, but to 
ask the Synod to provide it. We would note here that Rev. and Mrs. 
G. D. Bernheim generously gave one hundred dollars towards this 
lot, and would ask Synod to make due acknowledgment of the same. 
The deed to the property is made to the council of the church with 
the provision that "If the congregation should ever cease to be an in- 
tegral part of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of 
North Carolina, or if the property should cease to be used for the pur- 
pose designated, the lot, together with all and everything pertaining 
thereto, shall revert to said Synod." The members of the church 
and friends of Lexington subscribed liberally for the church building, 
and then the missionary on the authority of the Executive Commit- 
tee made a canvass of the churches of Synod for additional funds and 
met with gratifying success, having secured by this canvass $1,271. 

The work at Thomasville has not developed sufficiently to justify 
the organization of a congregation, although there is quite a number 
of Lutherans there. The missionary has been visiting and holding 
occasional services for them, and this arrangement will be continued. 

The contributions by the churches for the missionary's salary be- 
ing only $724.71, it was necessary for our treasurer to use the "Church 
Extension" fund for last year and also the surplus in the "Synodical 
Fund," as authorized by Synod. 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 23 

BENEFICIARIES. 
One year ago the Synod had only one beneficiary, but during the 
interim your committee had three applications for aid in preparing 
for the ministry. The applicants were : Carl H. Deal and Harold E. 
Beatty of St. James church, Concord, and J. Quincy Wertz of Luther- 
an Chapel church, China Grove. These young men presented good 
recommendations and testimonials ; and having been found worthy 
and deserving were received in accordance with the provisions of the 
constitution. Mr. Deal is at Lenoir College, Mr. Beatty at Roanoke 
College, and Mr. Wertz at Newberry College. They are all in the 
Junior class. Mr. Goodman will graduate at Roanoke College in June 
and enter our Theological Seminary in October. Their reports show 
that they have all made good records, both as to class standing and 
deportment. It was possible for aid to be given all these young men 
only because there remained in the beneficiary fund of the treasury a 
balance carried over from the previous year when there was but one 
beneficiary. But the fund is now exhausted, and it will require at 
least $400 to carry on this work next year. 

WHITNEY. 

A delegation was sent down to "spy out the land" of Whitney, who 
reported that they found a few Lutherans there and many apparently 
not members of any church. However, as it did not seem practicable 
to undertake work there at the time the matter was deferred. 

MEMORIAL FROM CONFERENCES. 

The following paper from the two conferences has been endorsed by 
the Executive Committee, and is referred to Synod for its considera- 
tion : 

"Resolved, That in view of the pressing need and demands of the 
Home Mission work within the bounds of our Synod, and the inade- 
quate funds of the Synod to press the work, we do hereby memorialize 
the Executive Committee of Synod, asking it to adopt some plan similar 
to the Mission League of the United Synod for raising funds, and that 
the work be inaugurated at once. All money to be paid to the Treas- 
urer of Synod, and to be at the disposition of the Executive Commit- 
tee of Synod." 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 

i. That Synod provide for the payment of the balance of $358, due 
on the Lexington lot. 

2. That provision be made for the continued support of the Synod- 
ical Missionary, and that all congregations be urged to subscribe 
liberally to this work. 



24 MINUTES E. I*. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

3. Inasmuch as Synod's annual contribution for beneficiary educa- 
tion is only about $200, and for the next year at least $400 will be 
needed for this cause, we recommend that, after the money contribu- 
ted for this purpose at this meeting of Synod has been appropriated, 
the Executive Committee be given authority to provide the amount 
still needed in whatever way they deem best. 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE H. COX, 
B. S. BROWN, 
V. Y. BOOZER, 
JAMES D. HEIEIG. 
N. D. BODIE, 
J. L. MORGAN, 
JOHN A. CLINE, 

Report received and held for reference to the proper com- 
mittee. 

The Standing Committees were announced as follows : 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1. On President's Report. — Revs. G. D. Bernheim, R. C. 
Holland, C. Brown Cox, J. I,. Morgan, and Messrs. A. D. 
Wessell and C. N. Brown. 

2. On State of the Church.— -Revs. J. O. Wertz, N. D. 
Bodie, J. H. Wilson, and Messrs. T. M. Kerns and W. H. 
Barnhardt. 

3. On Church Institutions and Education. — Revs. J. E. 
Shenk, Geo. S. Bearden, J. W. Strickler, and Messrs. C. D. 
Barringer and L,. A. Beaver. 

4. On Report of Executive Committee. — Revs. C. B. King, 
C. I. Morgan, C. Diefendorf, and Messrs. H. V. Cobb and 
C. J. Boland. 

5. On Minutes and Unfinished Business. — Revs. H. A. 
Trexler, C. A. Brown, and Messrs. Clayton Troutman and 
Geo. W. Dry. 

6. On Letters and Petitions. — Revs. C. B. Miller, W. A. 
Button, and Messrs. Geo. Wilhelm and J. W. Fink. 



MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 25 

7. On Vacancies. — Revs. R. R. Sowers, T. C. Parker, 
and Messrs. J. H. Myers and C. A. Isenhour. 

8. On Finances. — Messrs. R. G. Kizer, C. M. Poole, and 
Orline Cruse. 

9. On Appropriations. — Revs. W. A. Snyder, E. E. 
Ritchie, and Messrs. M. A. Goodman and Edmund Sifford. 

10. On Apportionments. — Revs. C. P. Fisher, L,. P. Bo- 
land, C. R. Pless, and P. A. D. Peeler and S. C. Ketchie. 

11. On Pastoral Districts. — Revs. Edward Fulenwider, 
J. W. Strickler, and Messrs. B. L. Umbergerand C. H. Fisher, 

This report was adopted : 

EX-SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

The following report is submitted : 

1. 2,000 copies of last year's Minutes were printed and distributed 
at a cost of $131.47, the bill of which is herewith submitted for pay- 
ment. 

2. The contract for printing 2,000 copies of the Minutes of this con- 
vention has been made with Messrs. Henkel & Co. at $1.72 per page, 
the other terms of the contract being the same as last year. 

The work done by this firm is always satisfactory, and their bids are 
as low as any that have been submitted. Besides they are so very 
courteous and accommodating. In recognition of these things we 
would recommend that the gratitude and appreciation of Synod be 
hereby expressed to Messrs. Henkel & Co.: 1. For the excellent and 
satisfactory work which they have so frequently done for us 2. For 
their kindness in waiting twelve months for the payment of their bills. 
3. For the favor of counting out the Minutes for each congregation, 
furnishing twine and paper, and wrapping and addressing the same 
for distribution, their only remuneration being space for one page of 
advertisement on the cover. 

3. Synod's resolution inviting the Woman's Missionary Convention 
to hold its meetings at the same time as our Synod was duly conveyed 
to that body. In response to the same this recommendation was 
adopted : "That this convention express to the members of the North 
Carolina Synod its appreciation of the interest manifested by them in, 
inviting us to hold our meetings at the same time and place. Inast 
much as changes have been made heretofore for meeting in the spring 
and found impracticable, we decline the invitation, as we regard it 



26 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

more convenient to meet at trie time provided for in our constitution." 
Your Secretary has kept the records of the Executive Committee, 
attended to the necessary correspondence, and performed all the other 
duties of his office to best of his ability. 

Respectfully submitted, 

V. Y. BOOZER. 

The hours for the sessions of Synod were fixed from 9 a. 
m. to 4:30 p. m. 

Reports on the State of the Church were taken up, the 
regular order prevailing requiring the pastors to read their 
reports. 

Before any reports were heard Synod adjourned, all unit- 
ing in the L,ord's Prayer. 



SECOND SESSION. 



Thursday, May 3 — 9 a. m. 

Synod was opened with devotional services, led by Rev. 
J. W. Strickler. 

The roll was called. Minutes of the first session read 
and approved. 

Reports on the State of the Church were again taken up 
and heard until eleven o'clock when Synod adjourned for 
divine service, pending the hearing of these reports. 

Address on Beneficiary Education by Rev. H. A. Mc- 
Cullough. 

Offering, $14.14. 



THIRD SESSION. 



Thursday, May 3 — 2 p. m. 
Synod was opened with prayer by Rev. C. W. Kegley. 
Hearing of reports on the State of the Church was re- 
sumed and completed. 

The President appointed Rev. G. H. Iy. Eingle and 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 27 

Messrs. G. F. Seiter and W. B. J. Bost a committee to 
nominate members on the Board of Trustees of North Caro- 
lina College. Also Rev. F. M. Harr and Messrs. V. B. 
Melchor and A. W. L,entz a committee to nominate mem- 
bers on the Board of Trustees of Mont Amoena Seminary. 

Reports by the chairmen of the Boards of Trustees of 
both North Carolina College and Mont Amoena Seminary 
were received and referred to the Committee on Church 
Institutions. 

The Archivist reported the archives in safe keeping in a 
fire-proof vault in Elizabeth College. 

The following report was presented and received for ac- 
tion by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LETTERS AND PETITIONS. 

We, your Committee on Letters and Petitions, beg leave to report 
as follows : 

No. i. Is a petition from the Burlington pastorate, asking an ap- 
propriation of #150 to pastor's salary for the year beginning May 1, 
1906. Inasmuch as this mission is under the management of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee, we recommend that this matter be referred to 
them. 

No. 2. We have letters of excuse from Revs. C. M. Fox, R. L. 
Brown, and J. H. Fesperman, giving good reasons for absence from 
this meeting. We recommend that they be excused. 

No. 3. Is a petition from Rev. R. L. Brown for aid from the Dis- 
abled Ministers' Fund. We recommend that this petition be referred 
to the Committee on Disabled Ministers' Fund. 

No. 4. Is a letter from the council of St. Paul's (Rowan) in regard 
to apportionment. We recommend that this be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Apportionment. 

No. 5. Is a letter from Rev. J. F. Deal, fraternal delegate from the 
E. L. Tennessee Synod. We recommend that this letter be read in 
open Synod. 

No. 6. Is a petition from the First Lutheran church, of Lexington, 
N. C, asking to be received into connection with this body. Inas- 
much as this petition is accompanied by a copy of their constitution 
which complies with the requirement of Synod's constitution, we 
recommend that this congregation be received and enrolled. 

No. 7. Is a letter from Rev. E. P. Parker, asking that on account of 



28 MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

sickness he be excused from attendance at this meeting ; also calling 
attention to nine months of service rendered Shiloh church, Forsyth 
county. We recommend that he be excused from attendance at this 
meeting, and that the latter part of his letter be referred to the Exec- 
utive Committee. Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. MILLER, 
W. A. DUTTON, 
GEO. WILHELM, 
J. W. BEAVER. 

Report adopted by items and as a whole. 

Under item 5 of the above report, the letter of fraternal 
greetings from Rev. J. F. Deal was read. Rev. W. A. 
Deaton, being present, also brought greetings from the Ten- 
nessee Synod. 

On motion, the hour of 10:30 tomorrow was set apart to 
hear Supt. J. T. Crabtree on the Orphan Home work. 

The following report was presented, adopted, and order- 
ed spread upon the Minutes : 

REPORT OF THE PRINCIPALS OF THE COLLEGIATE IN- 
STITUTE TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

Gentlemen : — The third session of the Collegiate Institute has 
been one of marked progress. There has been a steady increase in 
attendance since the first session, reaching this year 107 the largest 
enrollment since 1875. The general health of the students and Facul- 
ty has been excellent. The work has been carried on systematically 
and uninterruptedly throughout the session. On the whole, the con- 
duct of the students has been good, and their relations among them- 
selves and with the Faculty have been harmonious. 

IMPROVEMENTS. 

Since our last report additional class-room furniture has been in- 
stalled and many other improvements made on the buildings. The 
equipment of the Auditorium has been greatly improved by the addi- 
tion of a high grade piano, stage furniture, and scenery. The Audi- 
torium is proving a great benefit, and is deservedly popular. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 

Receipts from tuition and room rent to date $1602 04 

Receipts from interest on invested endowment 159 33 

Receipts from interest on uncollected endowment bonds ... 17 55 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 29 

Receipts from rent of land $ 44 42 

Current expenses 232 35 

ENLARGED FACULTY. 
The increasing patronage has made it necessary to add a fifth man 
to the Faculty. The Institute is fortunate in securing the services of 
Prof. S. J. Ludwig who has had eighteen years of successful exper- 
ience in teaching. Prof. Ludwig is a brother of the late and honored 
Prof. H. T. J. Ludwig, and is recognized as a superior disciplinarian 
and instructor. He will teach in the Preparatory Department. 

OUTLOOK. 
The Institute is now closing a very successful session, and the pros- 
pects for another year were never brighter. Educational Rallies, 
which proved very valuable last year, will be held again during the 
summer at suitable points within the bounds of Synod. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. A. McCULLOUGH, 
G. F. MCALLISTER, 
April 30, 1906. Principals. 

Rev. J. E. Shenk was appointed to deliver the next an- 
nual address to the students of the Collegiate Institute on 
the claims of the Gospel Ministry. 

The following report was presented and received for con- 
sideration by items, and then adopted as a whole : 

REPORT OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION FOR 1906. 

The Board of Church Extension herewith presents a transcript of 
the action of the Synod in the year 1892, for the government of Church 
Extension loans, and make the same a part of this report 

COPY.-MIN. N. C. SYNOD, 1892. 

FUNCTIONS AND POWERS OF BOARD OF CHURCH EXTENSION. 

1. The Board of Church Extension shall consist of two ministers 
and three laymen, elected by the Synod. 

2. The officers of the Board shall be a president, secretary, and 
treasurer, elected by the Board. 

3. The meetings of the Board shall be called by the president, or at 
the suggestion of a majority of the Board. It shall be the duty of the 
president to notify the members of all meetings, and in every instance 



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a statement setting forth the purpose of the meeting shall accompany 
the call. 

4. The aim and object of the Board shall be to create and encourage 
all lawful plans to make and increase a fund to be used in carrying 
out the Church Extension idea, which is to assist needy and worthy 
missions and struggling congregations to a house of worship. 

TERMS REGULATING THE APPROPRIATION OE FUNDS. 

i. The Board requires an applicant for aid to fill up a form of appli- 
cation with distinct answers to questions asked. 

2. Only organized and chartered congregations, and connected with 
the North Carolina Synod, or points operated by the United Synod in 
connection with the North Carolina Synod, shall obtain loans from 
this fund, and in all cases the Board shall hold conditional bonds and 
mortgages so that the congregations must ever remain loyal to the 
North Carolina Synod. 

3. The amount of a loan to a congregation shall not exceed the 
amount raised by the congregation itself, unless in extreme cases of 
which the Board shall be the judge. 

4. No loan shall be granted to any congregation whose ability and 
willingness to refund said loan at maturity may be questioned by the 
Board. 

5. No loan shall be made for less than one year, or more than three 
years. 

6. Not less than $50, nor more than $500 shall be loaned to any one 
congregation. 

7. In case any note when due cannot be paid promptly, the Board 
has the power to grant the party or parties twelve months time to set- 
tle the same, provided 6 per cent, interest per annum is paid on said 
note from date of maturity. 

8. Every loan shall be secured either by approved security or a 
mortgage on the property on which the loan is made. 

9. The principal of the Loan Fund shall in no case be reduced by 
making donations therefrom. 

10. The Board may require congregations who have loans, to keep 
up insurance on their church buildings and transfer the policies to the 
Board as collateral security. 

11. Contributions to the general cause, payment on synodical appor- 
tionment, or donations to special churches, shall not be acknowledged 
as payments on loans. 



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These regulations were carefully gone over in connection with the 
committee, appointed by the Synod at its last convention, and find 
that they have been framed with care ; and that in the points wherein 
they depart from the regulations of the Church Extension Boards of 
the General Synod and the General Council there has been a liberal 
adaptation to local conditions. 

You will recognize that no provision has been made for a Donation 
Fund. Perhaps this was wise. The Board has acted strictly accord- 
ing to the regulations governing loans. 

There is one change, however, we would recommend, viz., That in 
Regidation 7 six per cent, be substituted for eight per cent. 

The attention of Synod is respectfully called to the omission of the 
Committee on Appropriations at last convention to include in its report 
the appropriation of $100 provided for in resolution of Synod to pay 
annually that amount to the Board of Church Extension toward the 
extinction of the amount borrowed by the Synod from the Board ; and 
recommend that the error be cured by an appropriation of $200 at this 
convention. 

The Board has held two meetings during the year, and has arranged 
with Christ church, Spencer, to renew the note for $200 in a manner 
satisfactory to both parties. 

In response to application on the part of the church in Lexington, 
a loan of $500 for three years without interest has been granted. 

The report of the Treasurer is hereto appended and made a part of 
this report. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Report of M. L. Stevens, Treasurer, 

in account with 

Board of Church Extension. 

Dr. Cr. 

May 17th. To money on interest bearing dep . . $ 1737 14 
May 2d. Int. collected from banks on dep . . 57 56 
Aug. 1, '05. By amt. paid Guarantee Co. forTreas. 

bond 1904 and 1905 $ 25 00 

May 2, '06. By balance in bank 1769 70 

$1794 70 $1794 70 
ANNUAL, statement as reported to synod 
May 2 and 5, 1906. 

Money in banks at interest $1769 70 

Note of Synod 546 87 



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Note of Christ church, Spencer $200 00 

(Interest due from Dec. 2, 1901.) 

$2516 57 
Respectfully submitted, 

R. C. HOLLAND, President, 

C. B. KING, Secretary, 

M. L. STEVENS, Treasurer, 

JONAS COOK, 

H. A. KLUEPPELBERG. 

Adjourned with prayer by Rev. J. L,. Morgan. 



FOURTH SESSION. 



Friday, May 4 — 9 a. m. 

Opened with devotional services, conducted by Rev. J. 
E. Shenk. 

The roll was called, and the minutes of yesterday's pro- 
ceedings were read and approved. 

The presence of Rev. Dr. M. M. Kinard, President of the 
Holston Synod, was noted, and he was made an advisory 
member of Synod. Dr. Kinard bore the fraternal greetings 
from his Synod to this body. 

By motion, Rev. Dr. Voigt, Dean of our Theological Sem- 
inary, was excused for absence on account of the final ex- 
aminations at the Seminary. 

Election of delegates to the next meeting of the United 
Synod was held, and resulted as follows : 

DELEGATES TO UNITED SYNOD. 

CLERICAL. 
Principals. Alternates. 

Rev. R. C. Holland, D. D., Rev. C. B. Miller, 



Geo. H. Cox, D. D., 

C. B. King, 

V. Y. Boozer, 

J. E. Shenk, 

N. D. Bodie, 

J. H. Wilson, D. D., 

A. G. Voigt, D. D., 

W. A. Snyder. 



J. L. Morgan, 
C. A. Brown, 
Edw. Fulenwider, 
J. Q. Wertz, 
R. R. Sowers, 
J. W. Strickler, 

B. S. Brown, 

C. P. Fisher. 



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LAY. 

Principals. Alternates. 

Mr. John A. Cline, Dr. C. M. Poole, 

" J. H. Render, Mr. A. D. Wessell, 
Hon. C. H. Duls, " D. R. Hoover, 

Mr. C. M. Thompson, Supt. R. G. Kizer, 

" H. C. McAllister, Mr. B. L. Umberger, 
" C. T. Bernhardt, " C. A. Isenhour, 

" J. A. Efird, " J. A. Davidson, 

" James D. Heilig, Capt. Jonas Cook, 

" T. M. Kerns. Mr. G. F. Seiter. 

On motion, Revs. C. B. Miller, C. B. King, J. H. C. 
Fisher and Mr. J. A. Cline were appointed a committee to 
give names to the pastorates of Synod and report at this 
meeting of Synod. 

The following report was presented, and received to be 
considered by items : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PRESIDENT'S REPORT. 

The report of President Cox is a clear and faithful presentation of 
the administration of his office during the past year, and constitutes a 
valuable record of events demanding his official recognition. 

We note an unusual number of installations — nine in all. This was 
almost equaled by the resignations to the number of seven. The 
vacancies reported are six, involving several of the most important 
congregations in the Synod. 

Six new clerical members regularly called to service in the Synod 
have been added to our synodical roll, which reconciles us to some 
extent to the four dismissions noted. We cordially welcome these 
brethren into our synodical fellowship. 

Sundry recommendations are made concerning which your commit- 
tee offers the following : 

1. That recommendation i (one) be adopted. 

2. That concerning recommendation 2 (two), this Synod enact the 
following : That, except in extraordinary cases requiring immediate 
action, no departure be made from the requirements of the By-laws 
with respect to applicants for beneficiary aid appearing in person 
for examination ; and that when such extraordinary case shall occur, 
the Executive Committee may act upon the case upon satisfactory 
testimonials, but such action shall be effective only until such time as 
the candidate can appear personally before the Executive Committee 
or the Ministerium. 



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3. That recommendation 3 (three) be adopted. 

4. That recommendation 4 (four) be adopted. 

5. That recommendation 5 (five) be adopted as to first clause. 

6. That recommendation 6 (six) be adopted. 

7. That recommendation 8 (eight) be adopted. 

The President has rendered diligent and faithful sendee during the 
past year, and is deserving of appreciative recognition by his brethren. 
Respectfully submitted, 

G. D. BERNHEIM, 
R. C. HOLLAND, 
C. BROWN COX, 
CLINT. N. BROWN, 
A. D. WESSELL. 
Adjourned for divine service, pending action on the above 
report. 

Address on Beneficence by Rev. W. A. Snyder. 
Offering, $10.24. 



FIFTH SESSION. 



Friday, May 4 — 1 :3o p. m. 
Opened with prayer by Rev. C. P. Fisher. 
Consideration of Report on President's Report resumed. 
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 adopted. Adopted as a whole. 
Rev. R. R. Sowers and Mr. Paul M. Barger were appoint- 
ed to nominate speakers for the next convention of Synod. 
This report was presented and adopted : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON STATE OF THE CHURCH. 

Your committee beg leave to report the following : 
1st. We find the attendance upon the means of grace has been un- 
usually good. Nearly all of the reports show very good attendance 
upon the preached Word, and that good attention has been given to 
the same. The sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord's Supper 
are held in high esteem. 

2d. There has been considerable attention given to catechising the 
young people of the church, a thing which our church cannot afford 
to nesdect. 



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3d. We find the Sunday-school work in a very healthy and prosper- 
ous condition. Both the old and young are engaging in this noble 
work. A very hopeful sign of growth in spiritual life. 

4th. It is a source of great pleasure to your committee to note the 
great awakening and interest along the lines of benevolence. Never 
before have we experienced such general response to all the calls of 
the church. And it should be a cause for much gratitude to our kind 
Heavenly Father. 

5th. The great majority of our pastors report that they have W. H. 
and F. Missionary Societies in their churches, and that without ex- 
ception these various societies are very active and doing a great work. 
Those who have not already done so should strive to organize such a 
societ)' in every congregation at once. Your committee consider these 
societies very helpful in raising funds and developing a benevolent 
spirit among the people. 

6th. It is a source of regret that more of our pastors do not report 
the organization of Children's Missionary Societies. Wherever they 
have been organized the children have done effective work. 

7th. Your committee further regret to note such a small net in- 
crease in the membership of the church. There seems to be some 
carelessness in compiling our statistical reports. We should know 
accurately just how many members, both adult and infant, we have 
in our respective congregations. 

J. O. WERTZ, 

J. H. WILSON, 

N. D. BODIE, 

W. H. BARNHARDT. 

Vice-President-elect, Rev. B. S. Brown, having arrived 
was duly installed by President Cox. 

The special committee to prepare a constitution for the 
Disabled Ministers' Fund, reported the following : 

CONSTITUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE 
DISABLED MINISTERS' FUND OF THE EVANGEL- 
ICAL LUTHERAN SYNOD AND MINISTERIUM 
OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

ARTICLE I. 
SEC i. The object of this Board shall be the devising of ways and 
means for raising funds for the relief or support of indigent, disabled, 
or superannuated ministers in connection with the Evangelical Lu- 
theran Synod and Ministerium of North Carolina ; their widows, so 



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long as the} 7 remain such, provided they remain members in good 
standing in the Evangelical Lutheran church ; and all such as have 
kept up their connection with the fund as provided in Article IV., 
Sec. 2. 

SEC. 2. The collection and reception by gift, loan, grant, devise, 
or other legal manner, property real, personal, or mixed. 

SEC 3. The holding and using of the same in the name of and in 
trust for the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and Ministerium of North 
Carolina, and for the purpose aforesaid. 

SEC. 4. The disposing of the same in the name of and by the direc- 
tion of said Synod, and in accordance with the will or direction of the 
person or persons presenting, loaning, granting, devising, &c, &c. 

ARTICLE II. 

SEC i. The business of this Fund shall be managed and controlled 
by the North Carolina Synod through a board of five trustees, viz., 
three ministers and two laymen. One minister and one layman shall 
be elected for one year, one minister and one layman for two years, 
and one minister for three years, and thereafter one minister and one 
layman at each annual meeting of Synod. Members of the Board 
whose term of office has expired are immediately re-eligible for office. 
When vacancies occur in the Board of Trustees during the interim 
of Synod by death, removal, or resignation, the Executive Committee 
of the North Carolina Synod shall appoint a successor to fill the un- 
expired term. Three members shall constitute a quorum, provided 
one is a layman. 

Sec. 2. The Board of Trustees in connection with the Executive 
Committee of the North Carolina Synod, as the agents thereof, is 
authorized by the said Synod to execute gifts, loans, grants, devises, 
bequests, or property coming to the said Fund in any other legal man- 
ner, real, personal, or mixed. In all other transactions of the Board 
the Executive Committee shall have no part. 

ARTICLE III. 

The Board of Trustees shall elect annually at their first meeting 
after the annual meeting of the North Carolina Synod, from among 
themselves a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer whose 
duties shall be as follows : 

Sec. 1. The Chairman shall call all meetings of the Board whenever 
necessary, and shall preside over the same. In case of the absence, 
death, or removal from the Synod of the Chairman, the Vice-Chairman 
shall act, and in case of the absence, death, or removal of both Chair- 



MINUTES E. L. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 37 

man and Vice-Chairman the Secretary shall act until the next annual 
meeting of Synod. 

SEC. 2. The Secretary shall keep a full and accurate record of all 
the proceedings and transactions of the Board, and shall present the 
same for inspection and approval at each annual meeting of the Synod. 

Sec. 3. The Treasurer shall have charge of all the funds of the 
Board. He shall collect all the income, and make all payments only 
on the written order of the Chairman of the Board, signed by the 
Secretary. He shall make a full and itemized report to every annual 
meeting of Synod, stating in writing the amounts, and from whom 
collected, the amount on hand, the amounts, and how invested, how 
much and to whom disbursed, &c, &c. His report and his books 
shall be audited annually by a committee, appointed by the Synod. 
He shall be required to give a bond sufficient to cover twice the amount 
of the Fund for the faithful discharge of his trust, the expense of said 
bond to be paid out of the income of the Fund. 

ARTICLE IV. 

The sources of income of the Fund shall be as follows : 

SEC. 1. Any minister not a regular pastor of any congregation, but 
a member of the North Carolina Synod shall enjoy the benefits of the 
Fund, when in need, provided he pays annually into the treasury of 
the Fund one half of one per cent, of his salary or income ; provided 
further, that he becomes a regular contributor to the Fund within one 
year of the time this constitution goes into effect, and for all such 
ministers coming into the Synod thereafter, within one year after thej- 
become members of the Synod. 

SEC. 2. Should any minister move out of the Synod he ceases to 
enjoy the benefits of the Fund, as his contributions cease. However, 
should he desire to continue enjoying the benefits of the Fund after 
his removal, he shall continue to pay into the treasury of the Fund 
annually one half of one per cent, of his salary if a pastor, and of his 
income if not, provided, however, he remains a minister in good stand- 
ing in the Evangelical Lutheran church. 

Sec. 3. Each and every congregation shall be apportioned for the 
Fund three cents per capita per annum on the resident communicant 
membership of the congregation as reported in the Parochial Report — 
a column in the Appropriation Table to be set apart for that purpose — 
also, since the active pastors are the public servants of the congrega- 
tions they serve, and since their salaries are small, the congregations 
should feel morally bound to provide for their old age b}' paying to 
the Fund the apportionment of their pastors. 



38 MINUTES E. I,. SYNOD OE NORTH CAROLINA. 

SEC. 4. Every active pastor in the North Carolina Synod in order 
to become a beneficiary of the Fund must pay into the treasury of the 
Fund one half of one per cent, of his salary in case his congregation 
or congregations do not pay it for him. 

Sec. 5. These apportionments on ministers, pastors, and congrega- 
tions must be paid annually by the annual meeting of the North 
Carolina Synod, or the beneficiaries will be cut off from any and all 
benefits of the Fund. However, any minister or pastor shall be re- 
instated on payment of all arrearages. 

SEC. 6. The payment of the apportionment of the congregation and 
that of their pastors to the Fund shall be regarded an obligation just 
as sacred as paying the salary of their pastor. 

SEC. 7. Any and all bequests, legacies, gifts, grants, devises, or 
property real, personal, or mixed. 

Sec. 8. The Board of Trustees may also, if they think proper, devise 
other suitable means to increase the Fund, such as the appointment of 
agents to solicit donations, &c, &c. All funds received from all 
sources that are not required for the immediate relief or support of 
applicants shall be invested in accordance with the judgment of the 
Board as the agent of the North Carolina Synod. 

ARTICLE V. 

Sec. i. No disbursement of the Fund shall be made except by a 
majority vote of the Board — one of that majority must be a layman. 

SEC 2. When a minister applies or is recommended for assistance 
from the Fund, the treasurer's book must show that his apportionment 
to the Fund has been paid up to the time he became indigent, disa- 
bled, or superannuated. The Board must have satisfactory evidence 
that he is a member of the North Carolina Synod or some other Evan- 
gelical Lutheran Synod in good standing, and has retained his con- 
nection with the Fund, and has done at least one year's work in the 
North Carolina Synod, that by reason of sickness, old age, or other 
providential causes, he is incapacitated for pastoral work, is incapable 
of self-support, does not have property, which, when economically 
handled gives, combined with any and all other income, an adequate 
support, and in the judgment of the Board is worthy of such support. 

For widows the Board must be satisfied of her needy condition and 
her worthiness of such aid. 

ARTICLE VI. 
The Board of Trustees shall make their appropriations at such times 
and in such amounts as their judgment may dictate, provided no bene- 
ficiary receives more than $10 per month, if minister, $5 per month, 



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if widow, except in case of severe or protracted illness or needed med- 
ical attention, the Board may supplement the above amount to any 
sum that in their judgment they may deem necessary toward paying 
the above expenses. But the Board shall never appropriate more than 
they actually have on hand at the time, nor make any pledges on the 
future income of the Fund, nor make any appropriation covering any 
time beyond the annual meeting of the North Carolina Synod. 

ARTICLE VII. 
The Board of Trustees shall have power to make such by-laws as are 
necessary for their government, provided that they do not conflict 
with any of the provisions of the constitution, or the regulations of 
the North Carolina Synod. 

ARTICLE VIII. 
This constitution shall not be altered or amended except by a two- 
thirds vote of the Synod at an annual convention, and in all such cases 
the alterations or amendments contemplated must be proposed by the 
Board of Trustees ; however, should one-third of the active pastors of 
said Synod ask for an alteration or amendment the Board must pro- 
pose it ; and must be reported in writing to the President of Synod, 
and be published in the church papers not less than two months be- 
fore the annual meeting of Synod. 

C. A. BROWN, 

N. D. BODIE. 

On motion, the above constitution was received and order- 
ed spread upon the minutes, to be finally acted upon at the 
next annual meeting of Synod. 

This was adopted : 

Resolved, That the thanks of Synod be tendered this committee for 
their faithful, diligent, and efficient work. 

The following report was presented and received for con- 
sideration seriatim : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINUTES AND UNFINISHED 

BUSINESS. 

We, your Committee on Minutes and Unfinished Business, report 
the following : 

i. Page 26. Has the committee carefully revised the apportion- 
ment table, No. 10, as directed ? 

2. Page 29. Has the intent of the resolution, that the President of 
Synod appoint annually a minister of this body to deliver an address 
to the students of Mt. Pleasant Collegiate Institute, been carried out ? 



40 MINUTES E. Iv. SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA. 

3. Page 29. Did Messrs. Henkel & Co. comply with contract in 
getting out the Minutes ? 

4. Pages 32, 33. What disposition has been made of the rest of the 
copies of the constitution of Synod in the hands of the Secretary ? 

5. Page 32, item 3. Has anything been done by Executive Com- 
mittee at Whitney, Stanly county ? 

6. Page 32, 33. Did the committee, appointed to confer with the 
Board of Church Extension, perform its work, and with what results? 

7. Page 33, 34. We call attention to the fact of the Synod's obliga- 
tion to pay its part for the current expenses of the Theological Semi- 
nary, to the amount of $133. Has this been attended to ? 

8. What did the committee accomplish, that took the matter of item 
5, pages 34, 35, into hand? 

9. Page 38. Did the President send full statements of the congrega- 
tion's financial obligations to council through the pastor? 

10. Page 38. Have the pastors complied with the requirement of 
standing resolution, No. 8? 

11. Page 39. What has the Depositary for the History of the North 
Carolina Synod done with the books on hand ? 

12. Page 42. Have our pastors taken a contribution for the Col- 
legiate Institute ? 

13. Page 44, item 3. Has the Synod paid the $50 toward the con- 
struction of a vault at Elizabeth College ? 

14. Page 45. Has Synod met its obligation to the Board of Church 
Extension by paying annually $ 100 until the debt has been canceled ? 

15. Page 46. Have the officers of Synod been remunerated for their 
services rendered ? 

16. We call the attention of Synod to the recommendation 1, page 
47. What has been done ? 

17. Page 47. Have all the pledges to the salary of Synodical Mis- 
sionary been met, and have such pledges been sufficient ? 

18. Has resolution on page 48 been complied with ? 

19. We call attention to proposed amendments to the constitution 
on page 50, items 1, 2. 

20. On page 51, we hav