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Minutes of the Sixty-First Session 

OF THE 

Southern lUinois Conference 

METHODIST EPISCOPAL. CHURCH 




HELD IN THE 

First Methodist Episcopal Church. Cairo. III. 

SEPTEMBER 25-30 1912 



CHARLES W. SMITH. D. D. BISHOP 

ST LOUIS. MO 



J. C. KINISON. SECRETARY 

KANE. ILLINOIS 



PRICE 20 CENTS 



Illinois Woman^s College 

Jacksonville, Illinois 

^ Hundreds of parents and young women are looking 
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First — The instruction should be thorough. 

Second — The equipment should be generous. 

Third — The health of the student should be carefully 
considered. 

Fourth — All the surroundings and associations should 
be helpful and pleasant. 

Fifth — The christian influence should be positive and 

attractive. 
Sixth — The charge should be reasonable. 

They Will Find Every Requirement Fully Met At The 
Illinois Woman's College 



The College offers full College and Preparatory Courses 
and the finest advantages in Music, Art, Domestic Science 
and Expression, and gives the best instruction in practically 
everything that a youug woman might wish to study. 

" If the unusual advantages offered by the Woman's 
College were generally known and realized, the College 
would not be able to take care of half the applications." 

FOR CATALOGUE, ETC. 

Address PRESIDENT MARKER, 

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"Yours truly, 

"W. T. BEADLES.'- 

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The Methodist 
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southern illinois 
Annual Conference 



METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



HELD AT 
FIRST CHURCH, CAIRO, ILLINOIS 

SEPTEMBER 25-30, 1912 



Published by order of the Conference as the Official Journal by 



J. C. KINISON C. B. WHITESIDE 

KANE, ILLINOIS ELDORADO, ILLINOIS 



Stafford Print tSJj^^5> Marion, Illinois 



MINUTES OP THE SOUTHERN IIJJNOIS CONFERENCE 



Standing Rules of Conference 



I. When any member of the Conference intends to object to the 
passage of the character of anj' member, he shall hand the name of such 
member to the President, who shall pass the name by and direct the 
case to be investigated. 

II. When any one of our members is called from earth, it shall be 
the duty of the nearest pastor or District Superintendent of the district to 
notify all the preachers in the district of such death, and of the time set 
for the funeral services. 

III. At each session of Conference a publisher shall be elected to 
publish the minutes of the next session, vi^ho shall be authorized to make 
arrangements and enter into a contract for the publication in advance of 
the session. 

IV. The District Superintendent of the district, and the preacher 
in charge of the station where the Conference is to be held, together with 
the presidents of the several Conference societies are instructed to arrange 
the program of religious exercises, and if practicable, secure their publica- 
tion in the Central Christian Advocate. 

V. The Board of Stewards shall consist of six members of the con- 
ference, each of whom shall serve three years, two being elected at each 
Session of the Conference. The Conference may at its discretion add two 
laymen, to be elected annually. The Board shall organize each year by 
electing a President, Secretary and Treasurer, whose names shall be pub- 
lished in the Conference minutes. 

VI. When the names of candidates for admission, on trial or for 
orders are called, they shall, if present, be called forward and introduced 
to the Conference, 

VII. All candidates for recognition of orders shall, unless excused 
by vote of the conference, be examined in the same manner as candidates 
for ordination, and the Committee on Conference Relation shall inquire 
into the character and fitness for the traveling connection of each candi- 
date for admission on trial, for admission into full connection, or for re- 
admission into the Conference, and all persons desiring a change of rela- 
tion or any special appointment. 

VIII. There shall be a meeting of the Statistical Secretaries with 
the Conference Treasurer at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning, for the pur- 
pose of comparing the money reported in the statiscical tables, 

IX. When a member or the annual Conference or the wife of a 
member of the Conference dies, the Conference shall appropriate seventy- 
five dollars to provide a monument for him or her. The Conference to 
elect annually a custodian of Monument Fund who shall apportion the 
amount necessary to this fund to the several charges on the basis of the 
amount paid by the charge for pastorial support the previous year. The 



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OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI, CHURCH 



paster to report this under the head of other collections. The publisher 
of the minutes will reserve a column in the statistical tables for this report. 

X. Each District Superintendent, at the close of the term, shall 
prepare a report of his district, not to exceed one thousand words for 
publication in the minutes. 

XI. The Stewards are authorized to take annually from the pro 
rata due the claimants from the book concern, a sum according to their 
discretion, not to exceed ten per cent of their indebtedness to the book 
concern, until it shall be paid in full. 

XII. All reports of committees and resolutions shall be handed to 
the Secretary in duplicate. 

XIII. No persons shall have his orders recognized who comes 
from a church that requires a lower standard of literary qualication than 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, without passing an examination with us. 

XIV. To admit on trial any candidate who is over 35 years of age 
it shall require a two thirds vote of all members present and voting, pro- 
vided the two thirds equal a majority of all the members of the conference. 

XV. It shall require two-thirds of those present and voting to 
change or suspend any of these rules, except rule fourteen which has its 
own provision. 

XVI. All charges entertaining the Annul Conference shall provide 
lodging and breakfast only, leaving the attendants to provide for the mid- 
day and evening meals. Provided this does not apply to superannuated 
members, their wives, the widows of deceased ministers, deaconesses and 
guests officially invited, who shall have full enterainment. The committee 
on Entertainment shall see that sufficient and wholesome meals shall be 
provided at reasonable rates. 

XVII. All members of the Conference under appointment as Con- 
ference Evangelists, shall on the call of their names for passage of char- 
acter, report their work for the past year stating number and place of re- 
vival meetings held, number professed conversions and accessions to mem- 
bership of the church. 

XVIII. All reports from the charges not received by Thurday eve- 
ning of Conference week, will not appear in the published Minutes of the 
Conference. 



DISTRIBUTION OF MINUTES 



Each pastor receiving $1000 or above shall receive 15 copies of min- 
utes ane pay $2.00 Those receiving $700 and less than $1,000 shall receive 
13 copies and pay $1.75 each. The pastors receiving $500 and less than 
$700 shall have 11 copies and pay $1.50 each. Those receiving less than 
$500 shall have 8 copies and pay $1 each. The District Superintendents 
shall have 15 copies and pay $2 each. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN II^IJNOIS CONFERENCE 



Officers of the Conference 



President Bishop Chas. W. Smith. 

Secretary 

J. C. Kinison P. O. Kane, Illinois. 

Assistant Secretaries 

C. B. Whiteside Z. J. Farmer C. h- Peterson. 

Statistical Secretary 

G. R. Goodman Bridgport, Illinois. 

Assistant Statistical Secretaries 

C. W. Hall, Marion Jackson, G. A. Dunn, 

H. W. Smoot, A. R. Ransom, O. L. Clapper, 

L,. M. lycyerle. 

Treasurer 

W. H. Whitlock, P. O. Centralia, Illinois. 

Assistant Treasurers 

GuyDewhirst, C. R. Wade, C. W. Moorman, 

Fay Marriott, L. S. McKown, C. H. Hoffmire- 

District Superintendents 

- AltonDistrict—F. H. Knight. 
Mt. Vernon District— J. A. Taylor. 
Lebanon District— L,. Smith. 
Olney District— W. H. Poole. 
Mt. Carmel District— Robert Morris. 
Vandalia District— S. A. D. Rodgers. 

Board of Trustees. 

First Year — F. M. VanTreese, M. B. Baker. 
Second Year— B. A. Hoar, F. O. Wilson, 
Third Year— G. E. McGammon, C. C. Hall. 



List of Standing Committees. 

Committee on Finance — V. W. Thrall, J. U. Nickerson, 
S. S. Smith, J. G. Tucker, W. h- Jones, C. C. Hall. 

Education and Freedmen's— W. T. Morris, L. R. Mauk, 
R. N. Jones, W. H. Gannaway, G. A. Dunn. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI^ CHURCH 



Sunday Schools — W. h. Jones, E. E. Hudson, W. J. 
Fahnestock, C. L. Peterson, O. E. Connett, M. H. Loar. 

Home Mission and Church Extension — W. H. Whitlock, V. 
W. Thrall, T. D. Peake, C. R. Phillips, J. G. Tucker, O. F. 
Culver. 

Education— M. H. Ewers, J. W. Webster, C. D. Shumard, 
G. E. McGanimon, J. D. Shaddrick, J. G. Dee. 

Sabbath Observance — J. W. Smith, O. B. Kinsey, Harry 
Smoot, G. W. Hanks, L,. Cramp, J. B. Ravenscroft. 

Conference Relations — R. Robertson, 'J. Y. Reid, E. W. 
Porter, C. C. Hall, O. L. Markman, W. A. Cross. 

Woman's Home Missionary Society — J. Y. Reid, C. H. 
Thrall, O. E. Clapper, E. H. McKenzie, J. W. Cummins, H. 
C. Brown. 

Temperance — G. R. Goodman, E. Barnes, C. H. Spragg, 
J. E. Shafer, D. W. Baker, J. W. Britton. 

Periodicals— Z. J. Farmer, T. J. Haney, M. J. Mumford, 
Albert Harris, A. R. Ransom. 

Resolutions— W. T. Cline, S. Thero, W. C. Harms, A. t^. 
Proctor, J. S. Cummins, J. H. Jones. 

Memors— O. H. Clark, F. M. VanTreese, M. B. Baker, G. 
A. Seed, J. B. Cummins, C. W. Moorman. 

Church Insurance — Theo. Cates, J. S. Hall, Wm. Carson, 
W. W. Kemper, G. M. Webber, C. W. Campbell. 

Bible Course— C. Harmon, C. S. Tritt, J. E. Willey, H. B. 
Shoaff, S. S. Smith. 

Class Meetings— M. C. Foltz, E. E. Eollar, V. B. Sullins, 
C. H. Hoffmire, Wm. Powis, S. H. Hoar. 

Hospitals— P. H. Hearn, F. O. Wilson, M. B. VanEeer, 
Ressho Robertson, W. R. Bradley, J. W. Deweese. 

Deaconess Work — C. A. Beckett, W. E- Cunningham, S. D. 
Berst, J. C. Kinison, W. I. Terhune, J. E- Rentfro. 

Periodical Publications and Collections — G. H. Hall, M. C. 
McKown, J. A. Bell. F. M. James, T. B. Sowers. 

Ep worth League —L. S. McKown, J. H. Davis, Guy Dew- 
hirst, W. D. Richardson C. W. Hall, Marion Jackson. 

District Conference Journals — M. B. Hollo way, S. A. 
Morgan, C. A. Modlin, J. E. Nickerson, F. M. Eatham. 

Woman's Foreign Misssonery Society — J. W. Flint, F. W. 
Loy, George Fidler, J. F. Harmon, J. G. Harmon, S. Albrecht. 

Pastoral Address—. R. D. Woodley, J. W. McNeill J. H. 
Ford, O. W. Atterberry, E. T. Carroll, E. W. Thrall. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN II^rjNOIS CONFERENCE 



Officers of Conference Societies. 



Missionary Society 

President— O. H. Clark, Sfccretary--A. R. Ransom, 

Vice President — J. B. Ravenscroft, Treasurer — J. E. Shafer. 

Conference Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 

President — R. L. Strattan, Secretary — R. W. Lyon, 

Vice Pres. — G. E. McGammon, Treas. — E. B. Vandervoort. 

Executive Committee—W. H. Whitlock, E. P. McFarland, 
Al. Harper. 

Elx-Officio — District Superintendents 

W. H. Whitlock, Cameron Harmon, J. W. Cummins, E. P. 
McFarland, R. E. Stratton, J. B. Stout, J. E. Kelsey, Al. 
Harper, C. E. Hughes, G.E. McGammon, C. A. Beckett, Ressho 
Robertson, E. B. Vandervoort, R. W. Eyon, E. W. Hersh, W. 
W. Hanlon, Frank Condray, I. H. Webb. 

District Boards 

Alton District— C. A. Beckett, W. T. Cline, J. E. Kelsey, 
W. W. Hanlon. 

Lebanon District— J. H. Ford, J. W. Webster, R. W. Rou- 
piequet, T. A. Wilson. 

Mt. Carmel District— C. B. Whiteside, Samuel Thero, I. H. 
Webb, C. E. Hughes. 

Mt. Vernon District— J. Y. Reid, J. W. Britton, J. D. Dill, 
R. W. Hopper. 

Olney District— O. F. Culver, W. L. Jones, N. E. Prince, 
Frank Westall. 

Vandalia District— C. C, Hall, C. E- Peterson, E. P. Mc- 
Farland, E. B. Vandervoort. 

To Preach the Missionary Sermon 

J. W. Webster, alternate Harry W. Smoot. 

Board of Education. 

President— G. E. McGammon, Secretary, J. W. Flint, 

Custodian — T. H. Herdman. 

Board of Stewards 

President — F. M. VanTreese, Secretary-^J . W. Flint. 

Treasurer, C. A. Beckett. 

To Serve Three Years— L. W. Thrall, B. A. Hoar. 

To vServe Two Years— C. A. Beckett, Wm. Carson. 

To Serve One Year— F. M. VanTreese, J. W. Flint. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



Temperance Society 

President — J. W. Cunnnins, Vice President — L. W. L,oy, 

Secretary — J. E. Nickerson. 

Board of Conferance Claimants Society of the Southern 
IlHnois Conferance 

President — J. M. Mitchell, Secretary — J. C. Kinison, 

Treasurer — M. J. Foster, Cor. Sec. — F. M. VanTreese. 

Manaj^ers — J. G. Harmon, V. W. Thrall, Harvey Crosier. 



SOUTHERN ILLIJNOIS CONFERENCE BOARD 
OF EDUCATION 

Ahon District— W. T. Cline, J. E. Walton, P. O. Medora, 
Illinois. 

Lebanon District— T. H. Herdman, H. T. Hamill, P. O. 
Marissa, Illinois, 

Mt. Carmel District— C. R. Phillips, John Phar, P. O. JJt. 
Carmel, Illinois. 

Mt. Vernon District— G. E. McGanimon, W. B. Hall, P. O. 
DuQuoin, Illinois. 

Olney District— J. W. Flint, J. W. Marberry, P. O. Robin- 
son, Illinois. 

VandaHa District — O. E. Clapper, E. B. Vandervoort, Cen- 
tralia, Illinois. Ex-officio, J. F. Harmon. 



VISITORS TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. 

McKendree College— G. E. McGammon, S. A. D. Rodgers, 
M. H. Ewers, C. L. Peterson, F. O. Wilson, J. G. Dee, J. A. 
Taylor, J. G. Harmon, C. C. Hall. Alternates, J. G. Tucker, 
J. D. Shaddrick. 

Garrett Bibical Institute— C. D. Shumard. Alternate, W. H. 

Whitlock. 

Boston School of Theology — J. W. Webster. 
Drew Theological Seminary — V. W. Thrall. 



16 MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CONFERENCE 

Special Services 

Tuesday Evening — Anniversary of the Board of Conference 
Claimants. Address by Dr. J. B. Hingeley, Secretary of 
the Board. 

Wednesday, 2:30 P. M. — Missionary Sermon by C. L. Peterson. 
4:00 P. M. Pentecostal Services, conducted by Dr. J. F. 
Harmon. 

8:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension. Address by Dr. Ward Piatt, one 
of the secretaries of the Board. 

Thursday, 3:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Woman's Foreign 
Missionary Society. Address b^ Dr. M. H. Lichleiter, of 
St. Louis. 

4:00 P.M. Pentecostal Service Conducted by Dr.J.F.Harmon. 
8:00 P. M. Temperance Anniversary. Addresses by J. 
W. Perry, District President of the Anti Saloon League. 
Dr. C. B. Spencer, Editor of the Central Christian Advo- 
cate. J. C. Nicholson, General Secretary of the Gideons. 

Friday, 3:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society. Address by J. G. Tucker. 
4:00 P. M*. Pentecostal Services Conducted by Dr. J. F. 
Harmon. 

8.00 P. M., McKendree College Hour. Address by Dr. J. F. 
Harmon, President of McKendree College. 

Saturday, 8:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Epworth League. 
Address by Dr. Dan B. Brummitt, Editor of the Epworth 
Herald. 

Sunday, 9:00 A. M. Conference Love Feast, led by B. A. 
Hoar. 

10:30 A. M. Ordination of Deacons, by Bishop Smith. 
11:00 A. M. Sermon by Bishop C. W. Smith. 
2:30 P. M. Ordination of Elders. 

3:00 P: M. Memorial Services, led by F. M. VanTreese. 
8:00 P. M. Anniversary of the Board of Foreign Missions. 
Address by Rev. C. W. Koehler. a Missionary from the 
Phillipines. 

Each evening service was preceeded by a song service of 
thirty minutes by the Choir of the Cairo Methodist Episcopal 
Church. 



OF THE METHODIST EPIvSCOPAI^ CHURCH 



Chronological Roll 



The names of the non-effective are in capitals; the number 
indicates the year of entering the traveling ministry. 



1853 


J. A. SCARRITT. 


1884 


G. M. Webber. 


1857 


R. W. LAUGHUN. 


1884 


W. R. Bradley. 


1859 


J. P. DEW. 


1884 


M. C. McKovvn. 


1859 


L. S. WALKER. 


1884 


J. H. Jones. 


1861 


O. H. CLARK. 


1885 


W. W. EDWARDS. 


1862 


S. P. GROVES. 


1885 


B. A. Hoar 


1867 


T. H. HERDMAN. 


1985 


J.W. Britton. 


1868 


C. W. SABINE. 


1886 


C. W. Campbell. 


1869 


Wm. McMorroWc 


1886 


J. T. HUFFMAN. 


1869 


J. B. Ravenscroft. 


1886 


J.C. ORR. 


1869 


F. M. Van Treece. 


1987 


C. A. Beckett. 


1870 


J. J. BOYER. 


1887 


J. E. Nickerson. 


1870 


D. A. PERRIN. 


1887 


J. Y. Reid. 


1872 


T. DeWitt Peake. 


1887 


Albert Harris. 


1873 


E. BARNES. - 


1888 


Greenlee Calvert. 


1873 


C. B. BESSE. 


1888 


J. G. Harmon. 


1873 


J. P. YUNGLING. 


1888 


J. F. Harmon. 


1874 


W. A. Cross. 


1888 


ALB'RT VANDAVEER. 


1874 


L. W. Thrall. 


1888 


J. M.MULVANEY. 


1875 


G. M. WHITZELL. 


1888 


A.DEWHIRST. 


1877 


N. B. COOKSEY. 


1889 


W. T. Cline. 


1877 


J. W. Flint. 


1889 


ADAM YINGST. . 


1877 


W. H. Gannaway. 


1890 


C. W. Shumard. 


1878 


G. A. SNEED. 


1890 


W. KIESLING. 


1878 


J. W. McNeill. 


1890 


M.B. Baker. 


1879 


J. L. CUNNINGHAM. 


1890. 


Z. J. Farmer. 


1880 


William Powis. 


1891 


D. T. HARRIS. 


1880 


M. H. Ewers. 


1891 


J. E. BURKE. 


1881 


L. Cramp. 


1891 


Wm. CARSON. 


1881 


J.G. Dee. 


1891 


O. E. Bovard. 


1881 


J. H. Ford. 


1891 


W. J. Hopper. 


1882 


F. WLoy. 


1891 


Charles Atchison. 


• 1883 


R.D. Woodley. 


1891 


J. C. Kinison. 


1883 


W. D. Morris. 


1892 


Samuel Albrecht. 


1884 


J. W. JACKSON. 


1892 


F. H. Knight. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN IIXINOIS CONFERENCE 



1892 


W. H. Poole. 


1903 


P. R. Glotfelty. 


1892 


Lawrence Smith . 


1903 


W. H. Whitlock. 


1892 


J. A. Taylor. 


1903 


E. E. Eollar. 


1892 


J. W. TENNYSON. 


1904 


V. W. Thrall. 


1892 


D. W. Baker. 


1904 


J. W. Smith. 


1893 


J. B. Cummins. 


1904 


J. E. Shafer. 


1893 


H. 0. HISER. 


1904 


George Fidler. 


1893 


L. C. Wilkin. 


1904 


M. B. Holloway. 


1893 


G. E. McGammon. 


1904 


0. E. Markman. 


1894 


Ressho Robertson. 


1904 


E. S. McKown. 


1894 


W. C. Walton. 


1904 


C. E. Peterson. 


1894 


Samuel Thero. 


1904 


C. R. Phillips. 


1894 


J. W. Deweese. 


1904 


F. 0. Wilson. 


1895 


J. M. Adams. 


1905 


E. T. Carroll. 


1895 


O. F. Culver. 


1905 


R. M. Brown. 


1895 


Theodore Cates. 


1905 


Cameron Harmon. 


1895 


J. S. Cummins. 


1905 


H. W.Smoot. 


1895 


J. W. Cummins. 


1905 


W. I. Terhune. 


1895 


E. W. Porter. 


1905 


M. B. Van Eeer. 


1895 


S. S. Smith. 


1906 


W. W. Kemper. 


1895 


N. D. Sweeney. 


1906 


J. E. Rentfro. 


1896 


J. G. Tucker. 


1906 


M. C.Foltz. 


1896 


P.C. Carlin. 


1907 


S.H.Hoar. 


1896 


C. C. Hall. 


1907 


T. E. Hoon. 


1896 


W. E. Jones. 


1907 


V. B. Sullens. 


1896 


M.H. Eoer. 


1907 


F. M. Eatham. 


1896 


J. E. McCracken. 


1907 


D. A. KEANE. 


1896 


J. W. Webster. 


1908 


George A. Phelps. 


1897 


C. B. Whiteside. 


1908 


Samuel A. Mathews. 


1897 


C. H. Spragg. 


1908 


William C. Harms. 


1897 


M. J. Mumford. 


1908 


Harry C. Brown. 


1898 


H. E. MERRICK. 


1908 


Gordon Waggoner. 


1898 


W. E. Rhein. 


1908 


Samuel D. Berst. 


1898 


S. A. D. Rodgers. 


1908 


Chas. H. Hoffmire. 


1898 


W. E. CUNNINGHAM. 1908 


George H. Hall. 


1899 


J. H. Davis. 


1908 


R. N. Jones. 


1899 


A. G. Proctor. 


1908 


James A. Eandis. 


1899 


J. S. Hall. 


1908 


Pearl D. Griffin. 


1900 


C. S. Tritt. 


1909 


Virgil N. Gould. 


1900 


Marion Jackson. 


1909 


W. HUNTSBERRY. 


1900 


G. R. Goodman. 


1909 


W. D. Richardson. 


1900 


A. B. Campbell. 


1909 


P. H. Hearn. 


1900 


E. R. Mauk. 


1909 


George A. Dunn. 


1902. 


G. W. Hanks. 


1909 


I. G. Flick. 


1902 


F. M. James. 


1909 


F. C. Brown. 


1902 


Robert Morris. 


1909 


Albert R. Ramson. 


1902 


J. D. Shaddrick. 


1909 


Fay Marriott. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI^ CHURCH 



1909 


T J Haney 


1911 


George W Edwards 


1909 


C W Hall 


1911 


Waclav F Fransee 


1910 


C H Trail 


1911 


Walter J Fahnestock 


1910 


h M Leyerle 


1911 


SAMUEE E FORD 


1910 


Orval E Connett 


1911 


Nathan S Eanter 


1910 


Wm O Finks 


1911 


Ollie Maxfield 


1910 


Walter M Brown 


1911 


Wm H McPherson 


1910 


Geo C Streubing 


1911 


Harry E McKnight 


1910 


Jno F Glotfelty 


1911 


Herman B Shoaff 


1910 


Oren L, Clapper 


1911 


James E Willey 


1910 


Maurice G Buchanan 


1911 


Edward G Wininger 


1910 


Richard D Myers 


1911 


Oscar W Atterbury 


1910 


Thos B Sowers 


1912 


Benj H Batson 


1910 


Allen S Weiss 


1912 


Wm G Wigham 


1910 


Petko D Vassileff 


1912 


Edward E Montgomery 


1911 


Earl W Barrett 


1912 


David McRoberts 


1911 


Rollin E Bethards 


1912 


Oscar B Kinsey 


1911 


Guy Dewhirst 


1912 


Walter A Sharp 


1911 


Richard O Clements 


1912 


Edwin P Rodgers 




PROBATIONERS 


1905 


Paul Barnhart 


1911 


Andrew M Cates 


1908 


Dan D Collins 


1911 


Henry N Wills 


1910 


Earnest R Crisp 


1911 


Samuel M Spurgeon 


1910 


Herman A Eitherla-nd 


1911 


Richard Gibbs 


1911 


M S Bum pus 


1911 


Earnest E Hudson 


1911 


Clark R Yost 


1911 


Samuel A Morgan 


1911 


Wm P Evers 


1911 


Jas A Lee 


1911 


John W A Kinison 


1912 


James S Dever 


1911 


W E Goings 


1912 


Wm E Bennett 


1911 


Chas A Hawley 


1912 


Chester E Sisney 


1911 


Lawrence M Height 


1912 


Earnest Connett 


1911 


Clyde V Eatimer 


1912 


Oscar E Brown 


1911 


Wm T Armstrong 


1912 


C R Wade 


1911 


Thos E Harper 


1912 


Tennis A Martin 


1911 


John R Slaten 


1912 


Eli Crouse 


1911 


Virgil W Bell 


1912 


Amos Eoy 


1911 


Eewis E Winter 


1912 


Chas M Ramsden 


1911 


Forest S Hulbert 


1912 


J A E Warren 


1911 


Chas C Cullison 


1912 


Valentine Elston 




1912 Chas E Hatten 



MINUTKS OF THE SOUTHERN IIJJNOIS CONFERENCE 



Summary of Disciplinary Questions 



1. Is this Annual Conference Incorporated According to the Require- 
ments of the Discipline? It is. 

2. Who have been Received by Transfer, and from what Conferences? 
W. E. Goings, (on trial second year) from Montana Conference, Frank C. 
Brown, from North West Kansas Conference, Ray M. Brown, from North 
West Kansas Conference, T. R. Ragsdale, from Oklahomo, James A. Lee, 
from the Alabama First. 

5. Who have been Received on Trial? — (In Studies of First Year.) 
James S. Dever, W. E. Bennett, Chester E. Sisney, Earnest Connett, Oscar 
E. Brown, Carlton R. Wade, Tennis A. Martin, Eli Crouse, Amos Ivoy, 
Charles M. Ramsdon, John A. L. Warren, Valentine Elston, Charles E. 
Hatten. 

6. Who have been Continued on Trial ? (a) In Studies of First Year. ) 
Andrew M, Cates, h. M, Hight, Merriott A. Sanders, Lewis C. Winters, 
Earnest R. Crisp, Marion C. Bumpus. 

(b) In Studies of Second Year. W. E. Goings, Clark R. Yost, Chas. 
C. Cullison, John W. A. Kinison, Clyde V. Latimer, Forest L. Hurlbert, 
C. A. Hawley, Wm. C. Evers, Conditioned on one book, Henry N. Willis, 
conditioned on one book, Samuel M. Spurgeon, conditioned on two books, 
Richard Gibb, conditioned on one book, vSamuel A. Morgan, conditioned 
on two books, Thos. E. Harper, conditioned on two books, John R. Slaten, 
conditioned on two books, V W Bell, conditioned on one book. E Hudson. 

(c) In Studies of Third Year. Leon M. Birkhead, D. D. Collins. 
•(d) In Studies of Fourth Year. Paul Barnhart. 

7. Who have been Discontinued? R. R. Howe, Wm. T. Armstrong, 
Denver R. Barekman, Frederic Piatt. 

8. Who have been Admitted into Full Membership? David O. Mc- 
Roberts, Edgar E. Montgomery, Walter A. Sharp, Oscar B. Kinsey, 
Edwin P. Rodger?, Benjamin H. Batson, Wm. J. Wigham. 

9. What Members are in Studies of Third Year? (a) Admitted into 
Full Membership this year.) David O. McRoberts, Edgar E. Montgomery, 
Walter A. Sharp, O.scar B. Kinsey, Edwin P. Rodgers, Benjamin H. Batson, 
Wm. G. Wigham. 

(b) Admitted into Full Membership previously. O. W. Atterburj', 
vSamuel D. Berst, R. O. Clements, Harrj' Culbertson, L. M. Leyerle, W. 
Huntsberry. G. C. Streubing, Petko D. Vas.seliff, G, A. Phelps, vS. L. Ford. 

10. What Members are in Studies of Fourth Year? M. G. Buchanan, 
Jno. F. Glotfelty, Nathan S. Lanter, Herman B. Shoaff, Ollie O. Maxfield, 
Earl W. Barrett, J. E. Willey, Harry E. McKnight, Wm. H. McPherson, 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



W. F. Fransee, Edward G. Winiger, conditioned on one stud}', W. J. 
Fahnestock, conditioned on one study, G. W. Edwards, conditioned on one 
study, P. H. Hearn, conditioned on one study, Allen S. Weiss, conditioned 
on one study. 

11. What Members have Completed the Conference Course of Study? 
James A Landis, Finis M L,atham, Orville E Connett, Richard C Meyers, 
William O Finks, Walter M Brown, Thos B vSowers. 

14 Was the Character of each Preacher examined? It was. 

15 Who have been Transferred, and to what Conferences? J D Hol- 
land to Central Tennessee, T E Ploon to North West Kansas, Richard 
Gibb. (in Study of Second Year) to West Nebraska, Chas H Thrall, to 
Illinois, G O Waggoner, to Indiana, C A Modlin, to North Indiana, A D 
Ivindsey, to Oklahoma, C W Ivie, to North West Kansas, L M Birkhead, 
to St Ivouis, (3rd Year) 

16 Who have Died? JH Bennett, F Iv Thomson, William Tilroe, 
W D Margrave, Nathaniel Crow. H h Steves. 

17 Who have been L/Ocated at their own request? Wm E Bush. 

19 Who have Withdrawn ? B F Shaffer, O M Snyder. 

20 Who have been permitted to Withdraw under Charges or Com- 
plaints? W T Dunn. 

22 What other personal Notation should be made? John M Long's, 
Orders as an Elder in the M E Church South, was recognized. 

23) Who are the Supernumerary Preachers? Williard Kiesling, N B 
Cooksey, Wellington Huntsberry, D A Keane, William Carson, S Iv Ford. 

24 Who are the Superannuated Preachers? Adam Yingst, L* S Wal- 
ker, J L Cunningham, J W Tennyson, JE Burke, J AScarrett, JTMurkin, 
S P Groves, William. McMorrow, G M Whitzell, J W Jackson, R W Langlin, 
C B Besse, Albert Vandaveer. O H Clark, J M Mulvaney, J C Orr, Andrew 
Dewhirst, G A vSeed, J J Boyer, T H Herdman, J P Dew, H O Hiser, D T 
Harris, C'W Sabine, J T Huffman, J B Ravenscroft, Edward Barnes, H L 
Merrick, D A Perrine. 

25 Who are the Triers of Appeals? R D Woodley, W A Cross, M H 
Loar, S S Smith, J S Cummins. 

Reserves — R N Jones, J G Dee. 

26 What is the Statiscal report for this year? See Statistics. 

27 What is the Aggregate of the Benevolent Collections ordered by 
the General Conference, as reported by the Conference Treasurer ? $34,139. 

2S What are the Claims on the Conference Fund ? See Stewards Report 

29 What has been Received in these Claims, and how has it been 
Applied? See Stewards Report. • 

30 What is the A mount of the Five Per Cent of Collections for the 
Conference Claimants ' Connectional Fund paid by the Treasurer to the 
Board of Conference Claimants? $350. 

31 Where are the Preachers Stationed? See list of Appointments. 

32 Where shall the Next Conference be held? First Church, Mt 
Vernon, Illinois. 



MINUTES OF THK .SOrTHKRN ILLINOIS CONFERKNCK 



Conference Appointments 



Alton District 

2. — F. H. Knight, District Superintendent. 
Postoffice, Edwardsville, Illinois. 

Alton — Granite City — 

First Church, 3— Neideringhauss Memorial, 2_. 

— W. T. Cline E --C.A.Beckett E 

Washington Ave., 2— Dewey Ave., 1--H. C. Brown E 

C. R. Yost P Bulgarian Mission, 5.. 

Weslev, 1— W. I. Terhune E ..P. D. Vasseliff D 

Batchtown 2 C. S. Lackv S Hamburg, 1 C. A. Hawley P 

Bethalto, 2-- Herrick, 3 T. B. Sowers E 

--K. Hollingshead S Jersey ville, 1_-. E. T. Carroll E 

Brighton, 1 Fay Marriott E Kane, 1 J. C. Kinison E 

Bunker Hill, 2 , Litchfield, 2 V. W. Thral) E 

-.D. T. Harris E Madison, 2 George Hoots S 

Coffen, 1 D. W. Baker E Medora, 2 M. H. Ewers E 

Donnelson, 1-- Mt. Olive, 1--E. H. McKenzie E 

-.Greenlee Calvert E New Doughlas, 1_- 

Edwardsville, 1-- • --S. A. Cossaboon S 

--Ressho Robertson E Piasa, 3 C. W. Hall E 

Elsah, 3 W. J. Fahnestock i> Plainview, 1-. O. O. Maxfield D 

Fillmore, 1,..-F. L. Herbert P Ramsey, 2 C, W.Moorman E 

Gillespie 3 C. H. Spragg E Shipman, 2 R. N Jones E 

Glen Carbon -To be supplied Sorento, 2 Thos. S. King S 

Godfrey, 1 W. C. Evers P. Stavmton, 1 T. J. Haney E 

Grafton, 1 J. .\. Lee P Venice, 1 J. A. Landis E 

Lebanon District 

4 — Lawrence Smith, District Superintendent. 
Postoffice, Lebanon, Illinois 

Ashley, 1 W. O. Finks E Freeburg, 1 G.M.Webber E 

Beaucoup,2---J. W. A. Kinison P Greenville, 1-- 

Beaver Creek, 3-- _-J.B. Cummins E 

--G, C. Streubing D Hagerstown, 1- -Oscar Mitzell S 

Beckmever, 2 E. R. Crisp P Huev, 1 Harrv Culbertson D 

Bellevilie— Lebanon, 2--T. Dewitt Peake E 

First Church, 1-- Marissa, 1 M.J. Mumford E 

--T. R. Ragsdale E Mulberry Grove, 1-. 

Epworth Church, 4-- --B. H. Batson D 

--M*B. VanLeer E Nashville, 1-- 

Breese, 1 L. C. Wilkin E --W. H. Ganftaway E 

Carlvle, 2 J. E. Shafer E O'Fallon, 1 W. A. Cross E 

Colli'nsville, 2 J.H.Ford E Okawville, 1 J. S. Dever P 

--D. D. Collifts P Pocahontas, 2 C.H.Hall E 

Coulterville, 2.. W. E. Goings P ' St. Jacobs,^ 1-- 

East St. Louis.- • .--Valentine Elston P 

.\ltaSita,2.- H.E.McKnight n vShiloh, 1.. W. H. McPherson D 

Bond.\ve.l-]Marion Jack.son E Sparta, 4 J.W.Webster E 

Century, 4- _ N. D. Sweeney E Tildeu, 1- .W. L. Cunningham E 

First Church, 4.. Trenton and New Baden, 1,.- 

--J. W. Cununins E -.George Fidler E 

Slavonic Mission, 5.- Troy, 1 J. E- Nickerson E 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



_- W. F. Fransee D 
StateStreet, 3_- T. W. Smith E 



Waterloo and Renault, 1_- 

_.R, C. Meyers. 



Mt. Carmel District 

Robert Morris, District Superintendent 
Postoffice, McLeanesboro, Illinois. 



Belknap, 2 Wm. Powis, E 

Bellmont, 2._.W. E. Bennett, P 
Big Prairie. 1..C. E. Bovard, E 
Bloomfield, 2 W. A. Sharp. D 



Boaz, 1 W, G. Wigham, 

Broughton, 2,.-.C. M. Prince, 
Carmi, 4_^ F. M, VanTreese, 
Carrier Mills, 3__ 

--M. C. McKown, 
Carrier Mills Ct. 1.. 

--J. E. Pressley, 
Crossville, L.-.G. W. Hanks, 

Cvpress, 2 O. E. Connett, 

Dahlgreen, 2 J. R. Slaton, 

Eddvville. 1--J. H. Davidson, 
Eldorado, 2__C. B. Whiteside, 
Elizabethtown, 2-_ 

_-E. E. Montgomery, 

Enfield, 1 Samuel Thero, 

Equality, 2 S. S. Smith, 

Fortnev, 1 O. E. Brown, 



Galatia, 3 F. M. Latham E 

Golconda, 3-_0. W. Atterbury D 

Grayville, 3 J. G. Harmon E 

Harrisburg, 1... L. W, Thrall E 

Macedona, 2 G. A. Phelps D 

Maunie, 3 S. D. Berst E 

McLeaneaboro, l.-J. H. Jones E 

-_M. A. Sauers, P 
McLeanesboro Circuit, 2__ 

--C. B. Ivatimer P 

Metropolis, 2__C. R. Phillips E 
Metropolis Circuit, l.. 

_-Iv. M. Hight, P 

Mill Shoals, 1__- J. F. Brown S 

Mt. Carmel, 4-.C. D. Shumard, E 

Norris City, l__Ray M. Brown, E 

Omaha, 3__ Walter M. Brown, E 
Reevesville, 2-.Iv. M, Leyerle, ^ E 

Ridgway, 1__M. G. Buchanan E 

Shawneetown, l.-O.B. Kinsey D 

Vienna, 3 L. S. McKown, E 



Mt. Vernon District 

J. A. Taylor, District Superintendent, 

Postoffice, Carbondale, Illinois. 

Anna, 2 J. Y. Reid E Marion, 3 J.H.Davis, E 

Benton,!, J. W. McNeill, E Mound City, 3 M B Baker, E 

Cairo, 3 M. H. Loar, E Mounds, l\ B A Hoar, E 

Carbondale— Mount Etna, 2. .Silas Sullivan, S 

First Church, 5_. Mt Vernon— 

..J. G. Tucker, E Epworth. 2-__W R Bradley. E 

Grace Church — to be supplied. First Church, 4__ 

Carterville, 2.. -_G E McGammon, E 

-.A. G. Proctor, E Wesley, 2 JWBritton, E 

Chester, 2 Albert Harris, E Circuit,! W J Hopper, E 

Corinth, 1 S. O. Sheridan, S :\Iurphysboro, 3__ 

Crab Orchard, 1.. __ Cameron Harmon, E 

..Tennis Martin, P Olive Branch,! C W Campbell, E 

Creal Springs, l._ Opdvke, 2 J A Bell E 

-_W. R. Hammons, S Pincknevville, 2__H W vSmoot, E 

DuOuoin, 3 W. T. Morris. E Sesser, 1 E L Lollar, E 

Elkville, 1 C. R. Wade, P vSteelvilleand New Palistine, 4.. 

Ewing, 2 ..V.W.Bell, P ..Samuel Albrecht, E 

Frankfort 1, E. A. Currv, S Tamaroa, 1 WC Harms, E 

Herrin, 1 J. G. Dee, E Thebes, 2 R J Mitchell, S 

Ina, 2 Chas. Atchison, E Ullin, 3 M S Bumpus, P 

Johnston Citv, 1.. Vergennes, 2 S H Hoar, E 

_C. H. HoflFmire, E Villa Ridge, 1..C W Edwards, P 

Jonesboro, 1 ..W. W. Kemper, E Weltonville.l Earnest Connett, P 

Makanda, 1 J. P. Watson, S West Frankfort,!, J W Deweese, E 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN II^I^INOIS CONFERENCE 



Olnej^ District 

W. H. PooivE, District Superintendent, 
Postoflfice, Olney, Illinois. 



Albion, 2 O F Culver. E 

Allendale, 1 A S Weiss, D 

Bone Gap, 1 A R Rahsom, E 

Bridgport, 1,--G R Goodman, E 

Browns, 1 vS A Mathews, E 

Calhoun. 3 C C Cullison, S 

Chauncev, 1, J R Harshbarger, S 

Claremoiit, 1 J M Day, S 

Clav Citv, 1 R O Clements, E 

Fairfield, 2 LW Porter, E 

Flat Rock, 1 G A Dunn, E 

Flora, 1 J W Flint, E 

Friendsville, 1 J h Miller, S 

Golden Gate, 1_.I N Johnson, S 

Hudsonville,l__E G Wininger, D 

Jeffersonville, 4-_N S Danter, D 

lvawrenceville,l,0 DMarkman, E 



MtErie, 1 F M James 

Newton, 1 V B Sullins 

Noble, 2 V N Gould 

Oblong, 3 M C Foltz 

Oblong Circuit. 2 C S Tritt 

Olney 2 J S Cummins 

Palestine, 2 J M Adams 

Pinkstaff,! H B Shoaff 

Robinson, 2 J D Shaddrick 

St Francisville, 2 W Iw Rhein 

Sumner, 2 W D Jones 

Sumner t^ircuit, 1..C T Hatten 

West Liberty, 1 J K Hugo 

West Salem, 2, Chester ShurtlifF 

Wheeler, 2 S A Morgan 

Willow Hill, 1 H N Wills 

Yale, 1 J^mes Ryan 



Vandalia District 

S. A. D. RoDGERS, District Superintendent, 
Postoffice, Vandalia, Illinois, 



Alma, 1 Piere DeLaine S 

Altamont, 1 F O Wilson E 

Avena, 1 __Amos Doy P 

Beecher City , 1 , D O McRoberts D 

Bible Grove, 1_.M BHollowav E 

Bluford, 1 C E Sisney P 

Brownstown, 2, WD Richardson E 

Central Citv, 1 J S Hall E 

Centralia, 3 W H Whitlock E 

Cisne and Rinard, 3.. 

Ivcmuel Cramp E 

Effingham, 1 Theo Cates E 

Farina, 3 O h Clapper E 

Irvington, 1 Chas Ramsden P 

luka, 2 Frank Brown E 

Johnsonville, 3-. 

--Edwin P Rodgers D 

Kinmundy, 3 R D Woodley E 

Ivouisville, 3 P H Hearn D 



Mason, 1 J E Willey E 

McCabe, 1 T E Harper P 

Mocassin, 1 E W Barrett D 

Montrose, 1 E E Hudson P 

Odin, 1 GuyDewhirst E 

Patoka, 2 S M Spurgeon P 

Richview to be supplied. 

Sailor Springs,!, Chas Mundell S 

St Elmo, 2-1 Z J Farmer E 

vSalem, 1 C D Peterson E 

Sandoval, 1 J A L Warren P 

Shobonier, 1 D R Mauk E 

Vandalia, 4 C C Hall E 

Vernon, 3 Eli Crouse P 

Walnut Hill, 1 I G Flick E 

Watson, 1 N H Millington S 

Wayne City, l._ 

..Henry Olinger S 

Xena, 1 J E McCracken E 



Special Appointments 

J F Harmon, President McKendree College, Member Debanon Q C 

W C Walton, Professor McKendree College, Member Lebanon Q C 

P C Carlin, Conference Evangelist, Member Lebanon Q C 

F W Doy, Chaplin Southern 111. Penitentiary, Member Mt Vernon O 

A B Campbell, Missionary in Wyoming. 

Paul Barnhart, Missionery in South America. 

Left Without Appointment to Attend School 

J E Glotfelty, Member of Elkville O C 

LE Winter, Member Yale O C 

R D Bethard, Member Shobonier Q C 

J D Rentfro, Member Mason O C 

P R Glotfelty, Member Farina O C 

Gordan Waggoner, Member West Liberty O C 

H A Litheriand, Member Mt Erie O C 

Andrew Cates, Member Sumner Ct. O C 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



Conference Journal 



FIRST DAY. 



Cairo, Illinois, September 25, 1912. 

The Southern Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church convened for its Sixty-first Session in the First Methodist 
Episcopal Church in Cairo, Illinois, September 25, 1912. 

Conference Opened — Conference was opened by singing 
No. 233 and prayer by Dr J A Scarritt. 

Sacrament — At Nine o'clock the Sacrament of the Lords 
Supper was administered by Bishop Chas W Smith, assisted by 
the District Superintendents and the pastor of the Cairo church. 

Roll Call — Bishop Smith called the conference to order and 
at his request the Secretary of the last session, called the roll and 
the following answered to their names : 

C W Atterbury, J M Adams, Samuel Albrecht, Charles 
Atchison, M B Baker, D W Baker, Edmund Barnes, C A Beckett, 
J W Britton, S D Berst, J A Bell, W R Bradley, MG Buchanan, 
E W Barrett, Greenlee Calvert, C W Campbell, Wm Carson* 
Theo Cates, ET Carroll, OF Culver, J B Cummins, J S Cummins 
Lemuel Cramp. W T Cline, O E Connett, R C Clements, Guy 
Dewhirst, J H Davis, J G Dee, J W Deweese, J P Dew, G A Dunn, 
G W Edwards, M H Ewers, Z J Farmer, GeoFidler, J W Flint, J H 
Ford, M C Foltz, I G Flick, W O Finks, W J Fahnestock, W F 
Fransee,G R Goodman, S P Groves, V N Gould, C C Hall,CWHall 
C Harmes, J F Harmon, J G Harmon, Cameron Harmon, Albert 
Harris, D T Harris, G W Hanks, B A Hoar, S H Hoar, C H 
Hoffmire, M B Holloway, W J Hopper, T J Haney, Marion 
Jackson, F M James, J H Jones, W E Jones, R N Jones, J C 
Kinison, F H Knight, J A Eandis, M H Eoar, F M Latham, F 
W Loy, E L Lollar, A D Linsey, L M Leyerle, N S Lanter, L 
R Mauk, O L Markman, G E McGammon, J EMcCracken, LS 
McKown, J W McNeill, W T Morris, Robert Morris, Fay Mar- 
riott, C W Moorman, R C Meyers, M J Mumford, O O Maxfield, 
C A Modlin, E H McKenzie, H EMcKnight, W H McPherson, 
J E Nickerson, C L Peterson, C R Phillips, W H Pool, L W 
Porter, Wm Powis A G Procter, G A Phelps, J B Ravenscroft, 
W LRhein, Ressho Robertson, S ADRodgers, WD Richardson, 
A R Ransom, J Y Reid, C W Sabine, J A Scarritt, G A Seed, 
J D Shaddrick, C D Shumard, Lawrence Smith, S S Smith, J W 
Smith, J E Shaffer, H W Smoot, C H Spragg, V B Sullins, GC 
Streubing, T B Sowers, H B Shoaff, J A Taylor, C S Tritt, W I 
Terhune, Samuel Thero,L W Thrall, V W Thrall, C H Thrall, MC 
McKown J G Tucker, FMVanTreese, MBVanLeer, G M Webber, 
sj W Webster, C B Whitesides, W H Whitlock, F O Wilson, RD 
Woodley , Allen S Weis, J E Willey , E G Wininger , Adam Yingst. 



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PROBATIONERS 

WC Evers, J W AKinison, L M Hight, C V Latimer, Thos 
E Harper, John R Slaten. V W Bell, Lewis E Winter, Forest L 
Hurlbut, Chas C Cullison, Henry N Willis, Everett E Hudson, 
Marion C Bumpus, David O McRoberts, Edwin P Rodgers, 
Edward E Montgomery, Benjamin H Batson, Walter A Sharp, 
Wm C Wigham. 

DECEASED 

J H Bennett, Wm Tilroe, F L Thomson, W D Margrave, 
Nathaniel Crow, and H L Steves. The conference stood while 
these names were called. 

Organization, — The conference organized by electing the 
following ofhcers : 

J C Kinison was chosen Secretary and nominated C B 
Whiteside and Z J Farmer who were elected his assistants. 

G R Goodman was elected Statistical Secretary and chose 
for his assistants: M Jackson, G A Dunn, H W Snioot, A R 
Ransom, O L Clapper, L M Leyerle, who were elected. 

W H Whitlock was chosen Treasurer and selected Guy 
Dewhirst, C R Wade, C W Moorman, Fay Marriott, L S Mc- 
Kown, C H Hoffmire, as his assistants. 

Committees. — The list of standing committees was read by 
F H Knight and was approved by the Conference. 

Post Master. — W J Jlopper was chosen Conference Post 
Master. 

Bar of the Conference.— The main room of the church was 
fixed as the bar of the Conference. 

Standing Rules. — On motion of G E McCammon rule XV 
of the standing rules was changed so as to read : "it shall re- 
quire two-thirds of those present and voting to change or sus- 
pend any of these rules except rule XIV which contains its own 
provision." 

Transfers. — Bishop Smith announced the following trans- 
fers : T E Hoon from Southern Illinois Conference to North 
West Kansas Conference, J D Holland from the Southern Illi- 
nois Conference to the Central Tennesse Conference. 

Conference Claimants. — The Bishop announced a draft of 
$350 from the Board of Conference Claimants for the conference, 
which was turned over to the Treasurer of the Board of Stewards. 

Dr J B Hingley, Secretary of the Board of Conference 
Claimants was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

On motion of F M VanTreese, C A Beckett was substituted 
on the Board of Conference Stewards in the place of F L Thom- 
son, deceased. 

Standing Rules. — On motion of J W Flint, rule V of the 
standing rules was changed so as to read: "The Board of 



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Stewards shall consist of six members of the conference each of 
whom shall serve three years, two being elected at each session 
of the Conference. The Conference may at its discretion add 
two laymen, to be elected annually. The Board shall organize 
each year by electing a President, Secretary and Treasurer 
whose names shall be published in the Conference Minutes." 
R E Brown, of DuQuoin, and J B Stout, of lyawrenceville were 
added to the Board. 

By appointment of the Bishop, J F Harmon took the chair. 

Freedmans Aid Society. — Dr J T Docking, President of Rust 
University, representing the Freedmans Aid Society, was intro- 
duced and addressed the conference. 

Home Missions and Church Extension.— Dr Ward Piatt, 
Secretary of the Home Missions and Church Extension Society 
was introduced and addressed the conference. 

Wesley Hospital. — Dr M M Satterfield, representing Wesley 
Hospital,of Chicago, was introduced and addressed the conference 

The Bishop took the Chair. 

Question XIV.— Question XIV, "Was the character of each 
preacher examined?" was called. After passage of character, 
F H Knight, District Superintendent of Alton District read his 
report and responded to the question by the Bishop in regard to 
pastorial support and benevolence. 

The list of effective elders of Alton District was called and 
after passage of character reported as to disciplinary provisions 
regarding benevolences. 

W. T. Dunn. — W T Dunn having made written application 
for same, was allowed to withdraw from the ministery and mem- 
bership of the M E Church and Southern Illinois Conference 
under complaint and surrendered his credentials to his Superin- 
tendent, and by order of Conference, deposited with the Secre- 
tary change of relation. 

J B Ravenscroft requested a change of relation from effective 
to retired and G M Webber requested a change from retired to 
effective. Their cases were referred to the Committee on Con- 
ference relations. 

Question XIV Continued. — L Smith after passage of char- 
acter read his report as District Superintendent of Lebanon Dis- 
trict, and responded to the question in regard to disciplinary 
provisions for benevolences, as required by the discipline. 

L Smith announced a gift of $500 from Mrs J C Eisen- 
meyer, for the Conference Claimants Society of the Southern 
Illinois Conference, the same was turned to the Treasurer of the 
Board, by order of the Conference. A vote of thanks was offered 
by the conference to Mrs Eisenmeyer. 

The list of effective elders of Lebanon District was called and 
after passage of character reported as to collections according to 
disciplinary requirements. 



28 MINUTE-S OF THE SOUTHERN IIvI^INOIS CONFERENCE 

Opening and Closing. On motion of E T Carroll, the hour 
of opening- was set at 8:30 a. m. and closing at 11:45 a. m. 

Selecting Place for Next Conference. — On motion of Cam- 
eron Harmon, Friday morning at ten o'clock was fixed as the 
time to select a place for the next conference. 

Announcements. — After Announcements the benediction 
was pronounced by Dr Ward Piatt. 

SECOND DAY 

September 26, 1912. 

Devotions. 8:00 a. m., devotions were conducted by W T 
Morris. 

8:30 Bishop Smith in Chair. 

Journal. — The Journal of Wednesdays session was read 
and after correction was approved. 

Absentees. — The roll of absentees was called and the fol- 
lowing answered to their names : C E Bovard, Walter M 
Brown, P C Carlin, W A Cross, H C Culbertson, G H Hall, P 
H Hearn, W W Kemper, H L Merrick, S A Mathews, L C 
Wilkins, O H Clark. 

PROBATIONERS 

E R Crisp, Clark R Yost, C H Hawley, Samuel M Spur- 
geon, Samuel A Morgan. 

Statistical Secretary and Treasurer. — The Bishop asked the 
question of the statistical Secretary and Treasurer, has all re- 
ports from charges been received? 

Drafts for Conference Claimants. — The Bishop announced 
a draft from the Book Concern of $2950.00 and $30 from the 
Chartered fund and same ordered turned over to Chairman of 
Board of Stewards. 

Question XIV. — Question Fourteen was resumed. Robert 
Morris, Superintendent of Mt Carmel District, after passage of 
character read his report and answered the question concerning 
carrying out the provision of discipline in regard to benevolences. 

The names of the Effective Elders of Mt Carmel District 
were called and after passage of character reported their 
collection. 

On motion the conference ordered that the appropriation of 
$1250 from the Board of Home Missions and Church Extension 
for 1911-12 be divided among the Districts pro rata upon the 
amounts applied for as per action of this Conference at its ses- 
sion of 1911 and that the Treasurer of the Conference Board be 
authorized to pay the various amounts to the several Districts. 

On motion the Conference ordered the District Superintend- 
ents, with the approval of the Bishop, to divide equally among 
the Districts the sum that shall be appropriated by the General 
Committee to this Conference at its ensuing session. (Dis. 
Par. 428, Sec. 3.) Adopted by Conference. 



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Besolved that a Committee on Finance be appointed in ac- 
cordance with the provision of the Discipline. Par. 544, Sec. 6, 
to consider such non-connectional causes as may desire to appeal 
to the churches of the Conference for financial aid, and resolved 
further that no cause be presented to church without endorsement 
of such committee. The committe for the current year shall 
consist of : C A Beckett, T Dewit Peake, J G Tucker, C D 
Shumard, J S Cummins, C C Hall, 

CONFERENCE BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS 

District Superintendents. District Missionary Secretaries. 
District Epworth League Presidents. W T Thorp, R W Ropie- 
quet, H H Crozier; McCreary, E L Jones, H E Wilson, J E 
Walton. E G Waggoner, J M Mitchel, E C Campbell, J B Stout, 
M J Criffith. 

OFFICERS 

President, H H Crozier; Vice President, H E Wilson; Sec- 
retary; J E Walton; Treasurer, M J Griffith. 

DISTRICT MISSIONARY SECRETARIES 

Alton District, W I Terhune; Eebanon District, ND Sweeney; 
Mt Carmel District, O W Atterbury; Mt Vernon District, H W 
Smoot; Olney District, O F Culver; Vandalia District, W H 
Whitlock. 

L. R. Mauk. — was excused from further attendance upon 
the Conference on account of the serious illness of his mother. 

J. A. Taylor. — After passage of character, J A Taylor, 
Superintendent of Mt Vernon District, read his report and an- 
swered the question concerning the provisions of the Discipline 
in regard to the Benevolences. 

The list of effective Elders of Mt Vernon District was called 
and after passage of character, reported their collections. 

W H Poole, Superintendent of Olney District, after passage 
of character, read his report and answered the question: Has 
the direction of the Discipline been carried out touching the 
benevolences? 

The list of Effective Elders of Olney District was called and 
after passage of character, reported their benevolences 

H. L. Merrick. — The case of H E Merrick was referred to 
the committee on conference relations. 

S. A. D. Rodgers. — After passage of character, SAD Rod- 
gers, Superintendent of Vandalia District, read his report and 
answered the question of the Discipline as to benevolences. 

After passage of character, the list of Effective Elders of 
Vandalia District was called and they reported as to their benev- 
olent collections. 

The list of Effective Elders of the Conference in detatched 
service was called and their characters passed. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN ILLINOIS CONFERENCE 



Creal Springs Orphanage: — F M VanTreese, representing 
the Board of Trustees of Creal Springs Orphanage, addressed 
the Conference in regard to the Orphanage. M B Baker, Sec- 
retary of the Board, offered the following resolution which was 
adopted 

Whereas, the Orphan's Home at Creal Springs, 111., is a 
proposition involving various business complications, and 

Whereas, the Board of Conference Trustees, do not feel un- 
der the present conditions and restrictions, tha1»it possesses suf- 
ficient authority to work out all the details, and consumate the 
business transactions necessary to its full equipment, manage- 
ment and opening for the reception of children : 

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Conference Board of 
Trustees, be given power to act, that it may be able to carry out 
all business measures necessary to the establishment, maintain- 
ance and operation of the Orphanage. 

Dr. Edward Thomson.^Dr Edward Thomson, representing 
the Sunday League of America, was introduced and addressed 
the Conference. 

Old People's Home: — Miss Lillian B Walking, Field Sec- 
retary of the Methodist Old People's Home, of Smithsboro, Ill- 
inois, was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

J G Tucker moved that the last Sunday in October be set 
apart as the Old People's Home day. On motion of F M Van- 
Treese, the question was referred to Committee on Finance. 

Recess. — A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

Introduced. — The following were introduced to the confer- 
ence : M H Lichliter, Pastor Maple Avenue M E Church, St 
Louis, Rev Garrett of the Baptist and Rev Wallace of the Chris- 
tian Church, of Cairo, Illinois. 

Question VI. — Who have been continued on trial, was 
called, and after passage of character, report of registrar, recom- 
mendation by the District Superintendent, the following were 
advanced to studies of the Second Year : Clark R Yost, Chas 
C Cullison, John W A Kinison, C A Hawley, Everett E Hud- 
son, Clyde V Latimer, Forest L Hurlbert, 

The following were advanced to studies on the Second Year 
on condition. Wm C Evers, on bringing up one book ; Henry 
N Wills, on bringing up one book ; Richard Gibbs on bringing 
up one book ; Samuel M Spurgeon, on bringing up two books ; 
Thos E Harper, on bringing up two books ; John L Slaten, on 
bringing up two books ; Virgil W Bell, on bringing up one book. 

The following were continued in the first year. Andrew 
M Cates. L M Hight, Merritt A Sauers, Lewis Winters, Earnest 
R Crisp, Marion C Bumpus, 

Discontinued. — Wm T Armstrong, Denver R Barekman and 
Frederick Piatt were discontinued. 



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Dr C B Spencer, — Editor of the Central Christian Advocate, 
was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

After the announcements the benediction was pronounced 
by Dr Spencer. 

THIRD DAY 

September, 27, 1912. 

Devotion's — Were conducted by J G Dee. 

8:30 The Bishop took the Chair and called the Conference 
to order. 

Journal. — The Journal of Thursday's session was read, cor- 
rected and approved, 

Board of Stewards. — F M VanTreese, Chairman of the 
Board, requested that the Steward's be allowed to prepare a re- 
report and distribute the money to claimant's without reading 
same before the Conference. On motion of J F Harmon the 
request was granted. 

Minutes. — On motion of the Secretary the minutes are to be 
distributed on the same basis as last year. On motion of Z J 
Farmer, the Secretary and First Assistant were elected Pub- 
lisher of Minutes. 

Committee on Conference Relations. — The Committee on 
Conference relations made the following report : That J B 
Ravenscroft and E Barnes be granted the retired relation ; that 
H L Merrick be continued in the retired relation ; that W Kies- 
ling and N B Cooksey be continued in the supernunary rela- 
tion ; That G M Webber and L C Wilken be made effective ; 
that the conference request the appointment of F W Loy as 
Chaplian of the Southern Illinois Penitentiary, and that he be 
made a member of the Quarterly Conference of First Church, 
Mt Vernon. 

Question II. — "Who have been received by transfer and 
from what Conference? was called. W E Goings (on trial in 
Second Year) from Montana Conference; Frank C Brown, from 
North West Kansas Conference ; T R Ragsdale, from Oklahoma 
Conference ; Ray M Brown from the North West Kansas. 

Question XV. — "Who have been transferred and to what 
Conference," was called : J D Holland, Central Tennesse ; TE 
Hoon, North West Kansas ; Richard Gibb, (Second Year) to 
West Nebraska ; Chas H Thrall, to Illinois ; G O Waggoner, to 
Indiana ; C A Modlin, North Indiana ; A D Lindsey to Oklahoma. 

Question XXIII. "Who are the superunnary preachers?" 
W Huntsberry, N B Cooksey, D A Keane, W Kiesling, William 
Carson, S L Ford. 

B F Sheffer was announced withdrawn. 

Committee on Finance. The Committee on Finance made 
its report. See Report. 



32 MINUTES OF THE .SOUTHERN ILIJNOIS CONFERENCE 

Special Days. — J G Tucker ordered a resolution concerning 
Special Da\s for our Charitable institutions which was adopted. 
See resoknion. 

Question XXIV. — "Who are the retired preachers?" A 
Yingst, L S Walker, J L Cunningham, J W Tennyson, J E 
Bitrke, J A Scarritt, J P Youngling, J T Murkin, S P Groves, 
Wm McMorrow, G M Whitzell, R W Laughlin, J W Jackson,. 
C B Besse, A Vandaver. O H Clark, J C Orr, J M Mulvany, D 
A Perrin, A J Dewhirst, G A Sneed, H O Hiser, J J Bover, D 
T Harris, C W Sabine, J T Huffman, T H Hurdman.'w W 
Edwards, J P Dew, H L Merrick, J B Ravenscroft, Edmund 
Barnes and D A Perrin, 

Laymen. — On motion of F M VanTreese, the pastor was re- 
quested to invite the Laymen's Conference to attend the Con- 
ference in a body at the time of the Bishop's address to the class 
for admission. 

Memorial Services. — The time for Memorial Services was 
fixed for Sunday afternoon following the Ordination Service. 

Non-effective Members. — On motion of J F Harmon, the 
secretary was instructed to notify the non-effective members of 
the Conference living outside its bounds that they are expected 
to comply with the requirements of the discipline in their re- 
spective cases. 

Committee on Temperance. — On motion of J A Scarritt, J 
F Harmon and F W L,oy were added to the Committe on 
Temperance. 

Question XV. — "Who are the Triers of Appeals?" RD 
Woodley, W A Cross, M H Loar, S S Smith, J S Cummins. 
Reserves, R N Jones, J G Dee. 

Recess of ten minutes was ordered. 

Board of Examiners. — The Board of Examiners was an- 
nounced : J G Harmon, J D Shaddrick, O T Culver, J G 
Tucker, C Harmon, J W Cummins, V W Thrall, M B Baker, 
C L Peterson, R Robertson, J M Adams, C A Beckett, L W 
Porter, J G Dee, A G Proctor; G E McCammon, C C Hall, N 
D Sweeney; W H Whitlock, C W Moorman. 

Question XXXII. — "Where shall the next session of the 
Conference be held?" Alton First Church. Murphysboro, and 
Mt Vernon First Church, were placed in nomination. After due 
representation the vote was taken and Mt Vernon was chosen. 
On motion of T F Harmon, Mt Vernon was made unanimous. 
The thanks of the Conference was extended the other places for 
their cordial invitation. 

Question XIV. — The Class of the Second Year was called 
forward, and after the Address by the Bishop, answered to the 
Disciplinary questions. Passage of Character, Report of Regis- 
trar, and report of the Committee on Conference relations. The 
following were admitted to full membership in the Conference 



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and elected to Deacons Orders. David O McRoberts, Edgar E 
Montgomery, Walter A Sharp, Oscar B Kinsey, Edwin P Rog- 
ers, Benjamin H Batson, William G Wigham. 

Herman E Litherland. — Grade recognized and advanced to 
Third Year, conditioned on bringing up Essay. RuleVII was sus- 
pended and he was elected to Deacon's Orders, but could not be 
received in full connection as he was not present to answer the 
Disciplinary questions. 

Wm E Goings. — Continued on trial in studies of the Second 
Year. 

Carry Holden Hospital Commission. — The Commission on 
Carry Holden Hospital proposition reported. See report. 

S H Hoar — Was excused from further attendance upon the 
Conference on account of the death of his Father-in-law. 

Telegram to Mrs. J. S. Hall. — The Conference ordered the 
Secretary to send a telegram, of sympathy to Mrs J S Hall, who 
'is waiting by the bedside of Brother Hall who is dangerously 
sick. The telegram was sent by the Secretary. 

After the announcements, E T Carroll offered a prayer in 
behalf of Bro J S Hall. 

Benediction by Bishop Smith. • 

FOURTH DAY. 

Saturday, September 28, 1912. 

Devotions — Were conducted byS P Groves. 

At 8:30 the Bishop took the Chair and called the Conference 
to order, 

Journal. — The Journal of Friday's session was read, cor- 
rected and approved. 

Methodist Federation of Social Service. — J W Cummins read 
a communication from the Methodist Federation of Social Service, 
and on his motion a committee of three was appointed for same ; 
J W Cummins, W T Cline and W H Whitlock, committee. 

Special Appointments. — F H Knight, Secretary of the 
Board of District Superintendent's, read the following list of 
special appointments, and same approved by vote of the Confer- 
ence. See list. 

Question II. — "What members have completed the Confer- 
ence Course of Study?" 

The Class of the Fourth Year was called and after passage 
of Character, report of Registrar and Conference Relations Com- 
niitte, the following were graduated from the Course of Stndy 
and elected to Elders orders : James A Eandis, Finis M La- 
tham, Orville E Connett, Richard C Meyers, William O Finks, 
Walter M Brown, Thomas B Sowers. 

Continued in Fourth Year.— Maurice J Buchanan, John F 
Glotfelty. 



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Question IX. — ' ' What members are in studiesof Third Year ?' ' 

After passage of Character and due representation, the fol- 
lowing were advanced to the Fourth year: Nathan S Lanter, 
Herman B Shoaf, OUie O Maxfield, Earl W Barrett, James E 
Willey, Harry E McKnight,Wm H McPherson, Waclav Fransee, 
Geo C Streubing, Edward G Wininuer, conditioned on one study. 
Walter J Fahnestock, conditioned on one study ; Perleman H 
Hearn, conditioned on one study ; Allen S Weiss, conditioned 
on one studj' ; Geo W Edwards, conditioned on two studies. 

Continued in Third Year.— O W Atterbury, Roll and E 
Bethards, Richard O Clements, Harry Culbertson, Levi M 
Leyerle, Wellington Huntsbury, Petko D VasselifF, Geo A 
Phelps, S E Ford. 

Supernumerary Relation. —A Supernumerary relation was 
asked for S E Ford. His case was referred to the Committee 
on Conference Relations. 

Withdrawn. — O M Snyder was permitted to withdraw from 
Ministery and Membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
at his own request, and requested to send his Credentials to 
Bishop Smith for endorsement. 

Located. — At his own request, Wm E Bush was located. 
Daniel D. ColHns — Continued on trial in studies of Third Year. 

Left Without Appointment— To Attend School.— J F Glot- 
felty,, Gordon Waggoner, Lewis C Winter, J L Rentfro, R E 
Bethards, P R Glotfelty, H A Litherland, Andrew M Cates. 

Conference Claimants. — J W Flint, Secretary of the Board 
of Steward's, read report which was adopted. See report. 

Introduced. — Dr Horace Reed representing the American 
Vigilance Association was introduced and addressed the Confer- 
ence ; Mrs Leonora McGinnis, representing Epworth Institute, 
St Louis, was introduced and addressed the Conference. 

Paul Barnhart — Was continued on trial in Fourth Year. 

Conference Relations Committee. — The Conference Rela- 
tion Committee made the following report which was adopted : 

That the relation of Wm Carson be changed from Effective 
to Supernumerary ; C E Bovard from Supernumerary to Effective 
and that D A Perrin be continued in the retired relation. 

Question V. — "Who have been received on trial?" 

After report of Registrar Committee on Conference relations 
and representation by District Superintendent, the following 
were received on trial : James S Dever, Wm E Bennett, Chester 
E Sisney, Oscar E Brown, Carrolton R Wade, Tennis A Martin, 
Earnest Connett, (conditioned on discipline,) Valentine Elston, 
Charles E Hatten, Eli Crouse, Amos Loy, John A L Warren, 
Charles Ramsdon. 

Recess. — A recess of ten minutes was taken. 

Excused. — F W Loy was excused from further attendance 
on the Conference. 



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Recognition of Orders. — The Orders of John M Long, an 
Elder in the M E Church, South, was recognized. 

Conference Claimant's Society of Southern Illinois Confer- 
ence. — The Report of the Conference Claimant's Society, of 
Southern Illinois Conference, was read and adopted. See report. 

Board of Foreign Missions. — C W Koehler, representing 
the Board of Foreign Missions, was introduced, and addressed 
the Conference. 

After the announcements the benediction was pronounced 
by Bishop Smith. 

FIFTH DAY. 

Sunday, September 29, 1912. 

Conference Love Feast. — The Conference L,ove Feast was 
led by B A Hoar at 9:00 a m. 

Ordination of Deacons. — The class for Decon's Orders was 
called at 10:30 and Bishop C W Smith ordained to Deacon's 
Orders: David O McRoberts, Edgar E Montgomery, Walter A 
Sharp, Oscar B Kinsey, Edwin P Rogers, Benjamin H Batson, 
William G Wigham. 

Sermon. — Bishop Smith preached from 2-Cor. 4:18. 

Ordination of Elders. — -2:30 p. m. The class for Elders Orders 
was called and the following were ordained by Bishop Smith, 
assisted by a number of Elders : James A Eandis Finis M La- 
tham, Orville E Connett, Richard C Myers, Wm O Finks; Wal- 
ter M Brown, Thos B Sowers. 

3:00 p. m. Memorial Services. — The Memorial Services 
were in charge of F M VanTreese. 

The Obituaiy of Rev N Crow, was read by J Y Reid. 

The Obituary of Rev W D Margrave, was read by A G Proctor 

The Obituary of Rev H L Steves, was read by E T Carroll. 

The Obituary of Rev Wm Tilroe, was read by G A Seed. 

The Obituary of Rev J A Bennett, was read by C B Whiteside 

The obituary of Rev F L Thomson, was read by J G Tucker. 

Appropriate religious services were held and many of the 
Brethren spoke of the excellent qualities of these beloved de- 
ceased brothers. Benediction by F M Van Treese. 

SIXTH DAY. 

Monday, September 30, 1912. 

Devotions — Were led by F M Van Treese, prayer by M H 
Ewers. 

8:30 Bishop in Chair. 

Journal. — The Journal of Saturday and Sunday's Sessions 
were read, corrected and approved. 

C L Peterson. — The Assistant Secretary being called away 
to attend a funeral, C E Peterson was chosen to act the remain- 
der of the Session. 



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Committee on Conference Relations. — The Committee on 
Conference relations recommended that the relation of S L Ford 
be changed from Effective to Supernumerary, and by vote of 
Conference it was done. 

ReportsFrom the Committes were read and adopted. 

Education; Periodicals; Pastorial Address; Board of Edu- 
cation; Steward's; Examiners; Hospitals; Freednian's Aid; 
American Vigilance Association ; Visitor to Garrett Bibical In- 
stitute ; Home Missions and Church Extension ; Sabbath Ob- 
servance ; Class Meetings ; Deaconess Work; Woman's Home 
Missionary Society ; Epworth League ; Sunday Schools ; Con- 
ference Deaconess Board ; Temperance. 

Editing Reports. — The Secretary was given the privilege of 
editing the reports. 

Standing Rules. — On motion of W H Whitlock, the follow- 
ing standing Rule was adopted, 

XVIII, — All reports from charges not received by Thursday 
evening of Conference week, will not appear in the published 
minutes. 

Reports. — The Statistical Secretary and the Treasurer read 
their reports, which were adopted. 

Claims. — On motion of Treasurer, the claim of $8.75 for' 
Secretary, and $3.20 for Statistical Secretary was allowed, and 
$5.00 remaining in the Treasurer's hands of the surplus fund 
was allowed the Treasurer to purchase a hand-bag for use of the 
Treasurer and statistical Secretary. 

Reports.— F H Knight, Secretary of the District Superin- , 
tendent's read several reports. See reports. 

Resolutions. — A resolution was offered by J G Tucker, rel- 
ative to Methodist Students attending the Southern Illinois 
Normal at Carbondale, which was adopted. See resolution. 

J F Harmon, in the Chair.— The Bishop and Cabinet retire 
and J F Harmon, by appointment of the Bishop took the Chair. 

Finance Committee. — The Finance Committee made a re- 
port and took a collection and on motion of G E McGammon, 
the Board of Trustees was empowered to borrow the amount 
neccessary to liquidate all the claims against the Conference. 

Resolution. — Cameron Harmon offered a resolution in ref- 
erence to Students in the Illinois University which was adopted. 
See resolution. 

A resolution offered by Z J Farmer, in reference to loss in 
membership, was adopted. See resolution. 

Anti Saloon League. — On motion of Z J Farmer; the same 
parties were elected on the State Board of the Anti Saloon 
League, as last year. 

Committee on Resolutions. — The Committee on resolutions 
read their report which was adopted. See report. 



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Entertainment. — On motion of W H Whitlock, that all 
pastors receiving $500, and less, as salary, be given full enter- 
tainment hereafter at Conference. Carried by more than two 
thirds majority. 

OfficicJ Journal. — On motion of the Secretary, the printed 
Minutes was made the official Journal of the Conference. 

Mayor Geo Parsons. — The Conference extended its courti- 
sies to Mayor Parsons, who was called forward and addressed 
the Couference, in reference to the expense of pastors to the 
annual Conference. 

A motion was made by J W McNeill, that the District Su- 
perintendent bring the matter of pastors' expense to Conference 
before the Quarterly Conference, which was amended by refer- 
ing same to the Laymens Association. Carried. 

Conference Evangelist. — The Conference requested the Bis- 
hop to appoint P C Carlin, Conference Evangelist. 

Journal. — The minutes of the morning session was read and 
approved. 

Adjournment. — The motion that after reading the appoint- 
ments, the Conference stand adjourned, was carried. 

The Bishop took the Chair and after appropriate remarks, 
read the appointments and pronounced the benediction. 

We certify the foregoing Minutes are correct. 

Chas W Smith, President. 

J C KiNiSON, Secretary. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 



PASTORIAL ADDRESS. 

In this day of wide missionary demands and commercial activity the 
church has thrown upon it a responsibility at home and abroad second to 
to no other age of the world. And as the athlete, nearingthe day of great 
effort, feels the importance of his condition, so the church in this great 
hour should seek to obtain its greatest strength. And the strength is not 
to be measured by the number of names upon our church records alone. 
The faith that leads to action and far reaching results is infinitely greater 
than all the statistics published. In our vision of the heathen world so ready 
to be won for Christ, it is possible we have tended to substitute dollars for 
personal piety, and in the very act of taking possession of the w'orld, have 
allowed a weakened condition of spiritual strength at the home base. 

The words of the Episcopal Address to the General Conference against 
the "mad contagion of greed, worldliness, pride and lust that has invaded 
the churches, turning thousands away from their vows without compunc- 
tion." cannot be two strongly dwelt upon. How can we fortify against 
the invasion? If we seek for the true causes of this condition of society 
to-day, surrounding and in-fluencing our membership and modifying the 
Godliness that used to characterize Methodism, do we not find one of the 
dominating forces to be the desire to be amused? And to meet this strong 
demand, invention and money is being called upon more than ever before 
in the history of the nation. All varieties of time-killers and moral anes- 
thetics are in reach of young and old. The clean ideals of the past that 
met our boys and girls in the home and out it are sadly lacking. Religion 
is not now a thing that will bear us on by the force of emotion. 

God honors those who honor Him. The world honors us accordingly 
as we exhibit fearlessness in our efforts to keep clean. When the church* 
more rigidly enforced discipline, it grew rapidly, in the face of conditions 
that were outwardly adverse. The church did not hold its membership 
cheap. With the changing conditions and the supposed requirements of a 
different age, we find ourselves with a retarded growth. It is well to ask 
ourselves if this is not the result of two great a conformity to the changed 
age. Possibly in our conformity we have lost the respect the former age 
held for us. The dance is no less lacivious to-day, and cards no less the 
heralds of gambling than yesterday, but the skating rink and the picture 
show and that greatest of all joys, the automobile that never rests on Sun- 
day, so attractive to the entrance of the downward path that we must not be 
taken unawares. We as Methodists must still stand against such amuse- 
' ments as cannot be used in the name of Lord Jesus. We must remember the 
Ivords Da}', even though we own an automobile. The attempted change of 
a paragraph does not mean a change of attitude towards these misleadidg 
allurments. 

The very newness of conditions all around us emphasizes the need of 
the conscious presence of a personal Savior. No fog-hidden experience will 
make us successful in leading others to theglorj' crowned heights of Chris- 
tian experience Whan the arts of the world confuse, we should be clear. 
Only when in the possession of implicit faith in God can we speak as hav- 
ing authority to the world that holds and loves so many theories that con- 
tain no living divine presence. 

It is a matter of congratulation that the ministery of to-day has the ad- 
vantage of so much and so thorough a training in theology. But this nec- 
cessitates the greater consciousness of the divine leadership on the part of 
both pulpit and people Theology will never take the place of the prayer 
meeting. Men may hold correct theories and yet live in sin. The revival 
may change its form but we fail when we are looking for success without 
it. And the genuine revival means a seconding of the ministery by the 
membership in prayers and all the means given into yOur hands to aid and 
carry on the work. There are times when the membership must push; 
times when they must speak the words of encouragement to the pastor. 
And such times are not seldom. 



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Methods may change and ideals advance, but the purpose of the church 
to save men from their sins through the atonement of Christ must never be 
obscured. Culture and education come ever in the wake of His steps, but 
the\' must not be allowed to overshadow Him or substitute for His loving 
kindness to men. We care not how they are saved, but the fact should be 
beyond all doubt. Psychology has made great discoveries, but it can 
neither exceed nor dispense with the discovery of a Savior by a weary soul. 
We must ever be thankful for the great revivals of the earlier da\ s. 
Like the miricles of the early church they hold before us our possibilities 
and give us the ideals of success. The fathers were so enraged in getting 
additions that they seem to have needed small effort to hold them. We find 
the process reversed somewhat. With small increase it takes constant pas- 
torial care to keep the flock together. 

Facing our difficulties and responsibilities relentlessly brings us to our 
knees in humble recognition of our inability to succeed in our own strength. 
The divine leadership cannot be substituted by the divices of men. In the 
face of a sinning world in need of a personal Savior we must not pose a 
popula'r church as the best representive of what God can do for sinful man. 

T DeWitt Peake, 
Frank W Loy, 
Theodore Cates. 
Robert Morris, 
W R Bradley, 
C W Campbell. 

Stewards Report 

Receipts. Disbursements. 

Balance on hand $ 311 60 Expenses of Board $ 4 25 

From Chartered Fund... 30 00 To Book Concern Ac'cts.. 33 SS 

Connectional Fund . 350 00 Paid to Conference 

Book Concern Dividend.. 2950 GO Claimants _. 10281 12 

From Charges 6739 40 

Lovefeast Collection 106 10 Total $ 10319 25 

Balance 161 85 

Total $ 104S1 10 

The annuity rate for this year was set at $6 00 per each year of effective 
service for members of the conference, and $3 00 per year for each widow 

while the wife of an effective member of the conference. Mrs C W Bonner,* 
Mrs C F Fay and Rev H L Merrick relinquished their claims for this year. 

E Barnes $246 Mrs C T Douthit 110 

C B Besse 216 " G W Farmer 110 

JJBoyer 138 " J W Field 110 

J L Cunningham 200 " J Franklin 110 

OHClark 288 " J D Gillham 100 

A J Dewhirst 175 " Silas Green 125 

JPDew 120 "FWGrupe 150 

WW Edwards 138 " L A Harper 140 

S P Groves 264 " O V Jones 90 

D T Harris 126 " H H Keith 100 

T H Herdman 276 " A J Littell 170 

J T Huffman 150 " J W Locke 100 

H O Heiser 72 " W D Margrave 125 

J W Jackson 120 " J H McGriflF 150 

R W Laughlin 174 " D R Miller 100 

Wm McMorrow 215 "CO Morris 95 

J M Mulvany 66 " C Nash 150 

J T Murkin 125 '• D.Oglesby 100 

J C Orr 84 " J R Reef 150 

D A Perrin 156 "JBReynolds 125 



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J B Ravenscroft 270 

C W Sabine.... - 240 

G A Seed 225 

J A Scarritt 228 

J W Tennyson 240 

A Vandaveer 138 

L S Walker 174 

G M Whitzell 54 

Adam Yingst 72 

J P Yuntfling 200 

Mrs C E Raker 50 

" WTBrannum 100 

" J H Bennet 100 

" J D Crenshaw 100 

" N Crow 100 

" Iv C English 200 

Mrs. G Iv Schafer. 



" J A Robinson 75 

" E Root 110 

" J P Rutherford 125 

" A Snell 275 

" H Iv Steves 125 

" J B Thompson 100 

" C J T Tolle 100 

" F Iv Thomson 125 

" Wm Tilroe 100 

"BFUtley 200 

" Wm VanCleve 125 

"AW Van Houten 125 

" E E Waggoner 75 

" D Williamson . 60 

" J W Wright 102 

" Sam'l Walker 93 

$150.00 



The Board recommended that $8000 be appropriated to the charges for 
the coming year. They nominated Iv W Thrall and B A Hoar to serve as 
Stewards for three years. C A Beckett and Wm Carson to serve twoyears. 
F M VanTreese and J W Flint to serve one year. Layman J B Stout of 
Ivawrenceville, and W O Edwards, of Pinckneyville, ofiflcers of the board. 

F M Van Treese, President, 
Signed J W Flint, Secretary, 

F M VanTreese, Chairman, C A Beckett, Treasurer. 

J W Flint, Secretary. 

Report of Visitor to Garrett Biblical Institute • 

Garrett Biblical Institute is in a prosperous growing condition 

The work done in class-room was found to be thorough. 
The doctrines of Methodism are clearly and emphatically taught. 

The work of President C M Stuart and the strong facultj^ of 
the Institute is efficient and commendable in every respect. 

The Division of the work of the Institute into two schools, 
The Graduate School of Theology and the Diploma School, has 
made it possible to give very best training to college graduates 
in the one School and to under graduates in the other. This is 
a great advantage to classes of students. 

We seriously recommend one of these courses of study to 
all candidates for the ministry of our church. 

V W Thrall, visitor, 

FREEDMEN'S AID SOCIETY REPORT. 

Whereas: The Freedmen's Aid Society has twenty-two 
schools, with 500 teachers and 6,620 students. The schools are 
planted in strategic positions in the several black belts of the 
South and are, therefore, of easy access to the people, for whose 
uplift they are maintained. 

The Christian Character of these schools is an important 
element in the speedy and righteous solution of the problem. 
The teachings of the Master are the central thought in all of 
them, Love, not hatred, rules, and our students are taught that 
individual worth and character are of greater importance than 
the mere claiming of rights or privileges. For these reasons our 



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schools are doing much for peace and harmony in the South, 
and for mutual help and co-operation between the races. 

Annual Revivals of religion are held in all these institutions 
and are considered of more importance than their literary or in- 
dustrial work. There were last year 326 conversions in these 
schools. 

The Genera4 Committee at its last session Rave careful at- 
tention to the matter of apportionments to the Conferences, and 
asked for $300,000.00 from the General Church and from your 
Conference $3,444.00 

"We endorse the recommendation of tl: e Beard of Mana- 
gers of the General Committee and the Board of Bishops that 
the year 1913 he observed as the Semi-Centenial Jubilee of the 
glorious Act of Emancipation ; that the church *year be kept 
free for religious and patriotic celebration of this luomentous 
occurence, and that special offerings be made in connection wiih 
this anniversary celebration, for the support, endov/ment and 
more perfect equipment of the Freedmen's Aid schools." 

Respectfully, 
W T Morris, Chairman Committee. 

WOMAN'S FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

We note with deep interest the financial, educational and 
spiritual success attending the year's work of the Woman's 
Home Missionary within the bounds of our Conference, and as 
pastor's we should do all within our power to help those women 
in their consecrated efforts to extend the Kingdom of our I^ord to 
the ends of the earth. We earnestly recommend the organiza- 
tion of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society in every 
Pastorial charge in the Conference, and to that end we pledge 
our hearty co-operation. 

John F Harmon, 
Frank W I^oy, 
JoeG Harmon, 
J W Flint, 
George Fidler. 

WOMAN'S HOME MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Recognizing the importance of the Woman's Home Mis- 
sionary Society in relation to the Deaconess movement, the Hos- 
pital and Orphantage, and the questions of vital interests in the 
church and nation. We therefore recommend that Auxiliaries 
of the W H M S be organized, where ever practicable, on all 
the charges, that we emphasize especially the co-operation of 
pastor's with this Society in the study of the Text Books adopt- 
ed, thereby emphasizing the fact that Christianizing America 
means the Christianizing of the World. 

J Y Reid, Chairman. 

C H Hall, Secretary. 



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DEACONESS' WORK 

Recognizing the importance of Deaconess' work, and noting 
the increasing demand for efficient workers in this department 
of our christian endeavor, we hereby urge our pastor's to call 
the attention of the young women in their charges who are 
seeking training for this line of work, to the advantages offered 
by such schools' as the Epworth Institute, of St Louis, and the 
Chicago Deaconess' Training School, of Chicago ; also other 
training schools designed for such preparation, located at Kan- 
sas City and Washington, D C. 

It is our opinion that these schools are offering training of 
the highest order together with true ideals of Christian living 
and consecrated service. C A Beckett, 

W I Terhune. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS 

Realizing the constantl}^ increasing importance of the work 
of the Sunday School in our church, and the great possibilities 
of its work. We therefore recommend, 

1st, We give more and better attention to the work, to the 
end, that the church may not only do more for the souls com- 
mitted to her care in training them for the church and Jesus 
Christ, but also for their immediate preparation for the Chris-* 
tian life. 

2nd. We continuously prosecute the work of Evangelism 
in the Sunday School, and thereby conserve the members for 
the work and service of the church. 

2rd. We give more and better attention to the character of 
both the teacher and things taught in the schools of the church, 
that by these means the people may be come better instructed 
in the things of God. 

4th. We give more attention to Rally Day in our Sunday 
School that there-by the enrollment and efficiency of our schools 
may be increased. And, that we may become more and more 
able to reach the last individual, that may be within the possi- 
ble reach of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

5th. We make special effort to raise the full appointment 
for the Board of Sunday Schools so that it may not be crippled 
in its great work in the needy fields. 

W E Jones, Chairman. 

O E CONNETT, Secretary. 

REPORT OF EPWORTH LEAGUE COMMITTEE. 

The Epworth League, with its four great departments, each 
with its sub-committees, comprises an organization comprehen- 
sive and symmetrical, yet simple and adaptable to all communi- 
•ties. 

Its mission "to attract, save, and train young people,' is 



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large enough to engage all those who desire a really noble and 
lofty mission in the kingdom of Christ. 

We recommend to all our young people the wholesome at- 
titude of trying to realize the ideal in league work. The possi- 
bilities or character perfection, of training for more effective ser- 
vice, are unlimited. 

We endorse the state and district organizations and believe 
they fill an important place in our league work, and we urge 
our pastors and leaguers to attend the Quiver Lake Institute 
and all conventions when possble. 

The Epworth Herald is indespensable in our word, and we 
recommend this valuable paper to all our young people, and 
may the day speedily come when an Epworth Herald shall be 
found in every home where dwells a young Methodist. 

L S Mc KowN, Chairman. 
C W Hall, Secretary. 

THE AMERICAN VIGILANCE ASSOCIATION 

The object of the American Vigilance Association, is the 
suppression and prevention of commercial vice, the absolute re- 
pression of prostitution and the passage and enforcement of law 
for the protection of girls and women. 

This Conference heartily endorses the work being done by 
Dr. Horace Reed, Field Lecturer, in the special emphasis he lays 
upon the suppression of the White Slave traffic, the abolishing 
of the social evil, in towns and cities ; the creating of a pub- 
lic sentiment that will demand better marriage and divorce 
laws; proper purity teaching in High Schools, Colleges and Un- 
iversities, and the enactment of a law by the State requiring a 
physical examination before the granting of a marriage license 

We also urge that all parents banish their false modesty and 
give their children more instruction at home, and furnish them 
with suitable purity literature. E T carroll. 

CLASS MEETING 

We, the Committee of Class meeting, desire to offer the fol- 
lowing suggestions : 

1st. That each charge maintain as large a number of 
young and competent leaders as possible. 

2nd. That consecration, spontanious action and brevity, be 
the chief factors in conducting a service. 

3rd. We heartily recommend communit}^ Class Meetings 
where ever practicable and urge upon leaders the importance 
the personal touch. M. C Foltz, 

V B SULLINS. 

Sabbath Observance 

Whereas the Sabbath is a divine institution recognized by 
the laws of God and man as of vital importance of its strict ob- 
servance and recognizing the violations of its sanctity by many, 
either in pleasure or remunerative pursuits, therefore be it re- 
solved : 



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1st. That we condemn such violations both by public ser- 
mon and private rebuke. 

2nd. That we must awaken the people to the danger that 
threaten us from the incoming Continental Sunday, the quiet 
and thoughtful Sabbath that belongs to our law and history 
must be preserved. 

And we are glad to greet at this session of our Conference 
our brother, Dr Edward Thompson, general manager of the 
Sunday League of America. 

We approve the proposition of the Sunday League of Amer- 
ica, to recognize the first week following Easter as Lord's Day 
Week, and make it a time of special thought and prayer for the 
preservation of the Lord.s Day. 

G W Hanks, Secretary. J W Smith, Chairman, 

CONFERENCE DEACONESS BOARD 

The Conference Deaconess Board met at Cairo, Illinois, 
September 28, 1912. 

Reports were received from Miss Helen M Hull, Superin- 
tendent, and Miss Lillian Watkins, Field Secretary of the 
Eleanor Smith Deaconess and Old People's Home. 

Miss Helen M Hull was received by transfer, from the 
Wisconsin Conference. The character of Miss Hull and Miss 
Watkins passed, and the license of each was renewed. 

The transfer of Miss Iva Gillispie, of the Colorado Confer- 
ence, was requested. Her license was renewed. 

APPOINTMENTS 

Miss Helen M Hull, Superintendent, Eleanor Smith Dea- 
coness and Old Peoples Plome, Smithsboro, Miss Lillian Wat- 
kins, Field Secretary, Eleanor Smith Deaconess andOld People's 
Home, Smithsboro, Miss Iva Gillespie, First Church, East St. 
Louis, Miss Ethel Louise Rankin, Evangelistic work. 

Mrs H C Mitchell Carbondale, Mrs Sallie Logan, Murphys- 
boro, and C R Phillips were elected members of the Board for 
three years. J G Tucker was re-elected Chairman of the Board, 
and Mrs Etta May Powell Schwind, Secretary. 

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD 

J G Tucker, Chairman, Etta Mae Powell Schwind. Secre- 
tary, J G Harmon, J S Cummins, C D Shumard, Mrs J HFord, 
Mrs H C Mitchell, Mrs Sallie Logan, C R Phillips 
J G Tucker, Chairman. J G Harmon, Secretary pro tern. 

COMMISSION ON THE INTEREST OF METHODIST STU- 
DENTS IN THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 

We your Commission, desire to recommend that this Con- 
ference continue it's representation on the State Commission, 
and our financial assistance of at least $1.00 per charge, per year. 

That we give authority to the State Commission to incor- 



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porate at once, and that we urge the Board of Home Missions 
and Church Extension to assist generously in the carrying on 
of their work while it is yet in its beginning. 

That we urge the District Superintendent's to include this 
interest in their apportionments to the several charges, and we 
urge each pastor to immediately send to Rev J C Baker, Urbana, 
Illinois, pastor of our Student Church, names of all Methodist 
students from their respective charges in the University. 

Receipts from charges this year $ 38.00 

Postage expenses 1.85 

Cameron Harmon, Secretary. 

BIBLE SOCIETY 

We rejoice in the roarvelous work of the American Bible 
Society in sending broadcast it's millions of copies of the Book 
of life to the hungry people of every land. 

We desire as a Conference to express our emphatic disap- 
proval of the decision of the Supreme Court of Illinois, by which 
they have taken from our Public Schools the Holy Bible. 

Cameron Harmon, chairman. 

CONFERENCE COMMISSION ON FINANCE 

Commission recommend that representatives of the Anti- 
Saloon League, the Creal Springs Orphanage, the Eleanor Smith 
Deaconess and Old Peoples Home, and the Illinois Vigilance 
Association, be admitted to our pulpits to present the claims of 
the organizations and to receive offerings. 

The Committee will hold itself read}?- during the year to 
consider and report upon any further interest that may desire 
representation. 

J G Tucker, Secretary Commmitte, 

C A Beckett, Chairman Committee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PERIODICALS 

We rejoice that it is possible for us to offer to our people 
the Central Christian Advocate, our own excellent religious 
weekly. The time has come for every pastor and every ofl&cial 
board to make an earnest and persistant effort to put the Cen- 
tral into every Methodist home. This should be possible now 
since the price, being reduced to one dollar a year, leaves our 
people without excuse for not taking it. We record our con- 
viction that such a general circulation of :he Ailvocate will be 
more effective in prompting our benevolent causes than their 
presentation in special publications can be. We recognize in 
our great family of Advocates, together with the Kpworth Her- 
ald and the Methodist Review, a system of church periodicals 
which, if properh^ circulated, will go far toward working a much 
needed revolution of thought and life among our people. 

Zelah J Farmer, Chairman, 

Manley J MuMFORD, Secretary. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI, CHURCH 



HOME MISSIONS AND CHURCH EXTENSION 

Whereas, there are so many needy fields in the Home 
land and the demand for aggressive Evangelism have already 
become imperative, and 

Whrreas, the continuation of nnchristianized people so 
largely increase these demands, and 

Whereas, the contributions to the Home Missions and 
Church Extension Society are entirely inadequate to meet the 
requirements, 

Therefore: Be it resolved that we make a more stren- 
ous effort to meet the urgent needs of this worthy cause. 

W H Whitlock, 
C R Phileips, 

COMMITTEE ON HOSPITALS 

Whereas, we have heard, with pleasure, the presentation 
of Wesley Hospital, by the Rev M W Satterfield, D D, corres- 
sponding Secretary and Chaplin, and learn with gratitude of the 
complete equipment and efficient service of this noble institution 
now administering to world wide Methodism, and 

Whereas, of the four thousand five hundred and fifty five 
patients received at Wesley during the past twelve months, 
more than one thousand were guests of the church, receivfcg 
the ministry of Wesley, either in part, or entirely, free. 

Therefore, be it resolved, that Southern Illinois Confer- 
ence recognize Wesley as its official Hospital, and, as opportun- 
ity affords, we will co-operate in the support of the free-bed 
work, and we will commend to our young women, contemplat- 
ing training, the advantages of the nurse training school of 
Wesley. And we will advise our people of the efficient ministry 
of help and teaching in Wesley's Medical and Surgical service. 

P H Hearn, Chairman, 

R Robertson. Secretary. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION 

We rejoice in the encouraging outlook of McKendree Col- 
lege as indicated by the increased attendence at this time. We 
urge our people and our ministers to a greater devotion to, 
and an increased interest in this time honored institution by 
promply securing funds to meet all obligations, and by furnish- 
ing more students. 

We would emphasize the importance of our young men whose 
purpose is, to enter the ministry to avail themseves of the ad- 
vantages of McKendree College, Garrett Biblical Institute or 
any other Theological School of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 
to thoroughly equip themselves for their great work. 

We recommend the following brethern for visitors and al- 
ternates, to McKendree College, Garrett Biblical Institute, Bos- 
ton School of Theology, Drew Theological Seminary, and as 
members of the Annual Conference Board of Education. 



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VISITORS TO MCKENDREE COLLEGE 

G E McGammon, SAD Rodgers, M H Ewers, C L Pe- 
terson, F O Wilson, J G Dee, J A Taylor, J GHarmon and C C 
Hall : 

Alternate— J G. Tucker, J D Shaddrick. T DeWitte Peake. 

GARRETT BIBLICAL INSTITUTE 

C D Shumard, Alternate, W H Whitlock. 
Boston School of Theology — J W Webster. 
Drew Theological Seminary — V W Thrall. 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE BOARD OF EDUCATION 
Alton District— O L Markman, J E Walton, Medora. 111. 
Lebanon District.— W C Walton, H T Hamill, Marissa, 111. 
MtCarmel District.— C R Phillips, John Phar. Mt Carmel. 
Mt Vernon District.— M H Loar, W B Hall, DuQuoin. 111. 
Olney District. — J M Adams, J W Marberry, Robinson, 111. 
Vandcdia District. — John H Jones, E B Undrwood, Salem, 111 
Ex-Officio, J F Harmon. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J G Dee, Secretary. M H EwERS, President, 

MONUMENT FUND 

Balance on hand Sept. 27, 1911 $4-02 

Received from Conference Treas., Sept. 30, 1912. 

From Alton District $ 36 00 

From Lebanon District 46 00 

From Mt Carmel District 76 00 

From Mt Vernon Distric.t 66 00 

From Olney District '. 66 00 

From Vandalia Distrist 25 00 

Total $ 342 

Total $ 744 

Paid Out :— 

For Rev A W Van Houten's Monument $ 75 00 

For Rev V D Ivingenfelter, Monument 75 00 

For Rev Daniel Oglesby, Monument 75 00 

For Rev Hiram Sears, Markers 24 00 

For Rev J H Bennett, Monument 75 00 

For Rev G L, SchaefFer, Monument 75 00 

For Rev F L, Thomson, Monument 75 00 

For Rev Nathanial Crovp, Monunient 75 00 

Postage and Expense 3 00 

Total 5522 

Balance on hand Oct. 19, 1912 $2 22 

J C KiNisON Custodian. 

REPORT OF TREASURER OF LOCAL EDUCATION FUND 

For the year ending Sept. 25. 1812. 

Treasurer Dr. — 

To payment of Beneficeries of Loan Fund: 

J W Borah, $50; A T James, $10 ; H C Brown, $20 $ 80 00 

Dr F A Smith, special gift 10 00 

To payments from charges : 

Albion, $17 ; Staunton, $14 ; Lavprenceville, $45 ; New- 
ton, $40 ; Greenville, $27 ; Carmi, $20 ; Anna, $20 ; 
Tamaro, $20 ; Bone Gap, |46 ; Mill Shoals, $12 ; Litch- 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL, CHURCH 



field, $32 ; St Louis, |31 ; Alta Sita, $2 326 00 

Total Receipts $ 416 00 

Treasurer, Cr. 

By cash overpaid, $206 ; Stationary, $58. 

Total disbursements $ 3 64 

Excess of Recepts on hand 412 36 

T H Herdman, Treasurer. 

Board of Education. — 

The following were nominated and elected as officers of the Board : — 
President, GE McCammon, Secretary J W Flint, Custodian, TH Herdman. 

RULES GOVERNING CONFERENCE EXAMINATION 

1. There shall be two examinations each year; one at the time and 
place of holding the District Conference of the Respective Districts, and 
the other on Tuesday, before the Wednesday on which the Annual Confer- 
ence meets. 

2. If an applicant shall be absent at the time appointed for examination, 
it shall be optional with his examiner and the chairman whether he be given 
an examination that year. 

3. There shall be no giving or receiving information during the ex- 
amination 

4. Sermons and essays shall be sent to the examiner by the first of 
August. 

5. The following question shall be appended to each list of questions: 
Have you received or given information during these examinations ? 

The Board of Examiners and the undergraduates will meet at 8:30 a. 
m., in church where Conference is to be held. 

J G Harmon, Chairman, Grayville, 1111. 
J D Shaddick, Registrar, Robinson, IH. 

BOARD OF EXAMINERS 

MID YEAR EXAMINATIONS. 

ADMisSlon— English Branches; Elementary English, (2) Principles of Rhe- 
toric, General History. 

First Year — Preparation and Delivery of Sermons ; Jesus and the Gospels ; 
American History. 

Second Year — Decisive hour of Christian Missions ; In Pulpit andParish ; 
Biblical Hermeneutics. 

Third Year— Sacredotalism in the Nineteenth Century, System of Chris- 
tian Doctrine, 

Fourth Year — Principals of Literary Criticism ; Prophesy and the Pro- 
phets , System of Christian Doctrine. 

DIVISION OF THE WORK 

C W Moorman : Elementary English. 

C Harmon : Written Sermon. 

J W Cummins : Essay. 

R Robertson : Prophesy and the Prophets— Eislen. 

The Fact of Conversion— Jackson. 
V W Thrall : System of Christian Docrine — Sheldon. 

Social Engineer — Carp. 
C L Peterson : How We Think. 

Christian Ethecs— Smyth Theisur-Bowne. 
G E McCammon : Principals of Rhetoric— Hill. 

English Style in Public Discourse — Phelps. 
O F Culver: New Basis of Civilization — Patton. 

General History — Meyers. 
C C Hall : Biblical Hermenutics— Terry. 

Course for Local Elders. 
C A BECKETT: The Worker and His Bible — Eislen and Barclay. 

Expo.sition of Twenty Five Articles of Religion — Wheeler. 



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W H Whitlock : Discipline of M E Church, 1912. 
J M Adams : Life of John Wesley — Winchester. 

Organizing and Building the Sunday School — Hurlbut. 
J G DEE : Jesus and the Gospel— Denny. 

Preparation and Delivery of Sermon— Broadus. 
M B Baker : Winning the Fight Against Drink— Eaton. 

History of the Christian Church— Fisher. 
N D Sweeney Digest of Methodist Law — Merrill and Downey. 

In Pulpit and, Parish— Burton. 
A G Proctor : The Bible, Its Origin and Nature— Dods. 

The Light of the World— Speer. 
J G Tucker : The Graded Sunday School in Principle of Practice— Meyer. 

Decisive Hour of Christian Missions — Mott, 
L W Porter ; Sacerdotalism in the Nineteenth Century— Sheldon. 

American History— James and Sanford. 



EXAMIN.\TION AT CONFERENCE 



The Examination at Conference 
following schedule; 



be ccnducted according to the 



Admission 


First Year 


Second Year 


Third Year 


Fourth Year 


The Worker and 
His Bible Eislen 
and Barclay, 9-10 
A. M. 










Discipline of M.E. 
Church, 1912—10-11 
A. M. 


Winning the Fight 
Against Drink, 
Eaton— 9-10 A. M. 


The Ivight of the 
World, Speer— 9-10 
A.M. 


New Basis of 
Civilization, 
Patten— 9-10. 


C h r i s t i a n 
Ethics, Smyth 
—9-10. 


History and Expo- 
sition of Twenty- 
five Articles of Re- 
ligion-Wheeler 
1-2 P. M. 


Digest of Methodist 
Law, Merrill and 
Downey — 10-11 A'. 
M. 


The Bible: Its Ori- 
gin and Nature, 
Dode— 10-11 A. M. 


History of the 
Christian 
Church, Fish- 
er— 10-11. 


Theism, Bowne 
— 10-U. 


I,ife of John Wes- 
1 e y — Winchester 
1-2 P.M. 


English Style in 
Public Discourse, 
Phelp,s— 1-2 P. M. 


How We Think, 
Dewey— 1-2 A. M. 


The Fact of 
C on version, 
Jackson— 1-2. 


Social Engi- 
n e e r , Carp— 
1-2. 


Organizing and 
Building the Sun- 
da y .School Her- 
hert— 2-3 P.M. 


JThe Graded Sun- 
day .School in Prin- 
ciple and Practice, 
Meyer— 2-3 P. M. 







POST GRADUATE OF READING 

The Board recommends the following books. Six books required to be 



read to secure a 3ear's credit. 

1. "The Experimental Note." Sheridan. 

2. "The Building of the Church." Jefferson. 

3. "Winning the fight against Drink." Eaton. 

4. "The Place of Christ "in Modern Theology." Fairbairn. 

5. "The Psychology of the Christian Soul." Stevens. 

6. "The Changing Chinese." Ross. 

7. "The Ring and the Book.*' Browning. 
"Studies of the Stars." Warren. 



8. 



FINANCIAL COMMITTEE. 



We, your Financial Committee, would respectfullj'submitthe following 
report : 

SECTION 1. The Policy of this Conference shall be, that the title of 
the property of the Charitable Institutions of the Conference shall be vest- 
ed in the Conference through the Board of Conference Trustees ; which 
Trustees shall submit a full report of their proceedings to each Session of 
the Conference. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAl, CHURCH 



Section 2. In accordance with our policy, we hereby most respect- 
fully request the Trustees of the Elenor Smith's Memorial Deaconess 
Methodist Home of Southern Illinois Conference to deed the property 
thereof to the Conference. 

If this request is granted, the Board of Conference Trustees shall create 
a Board of Directors for the Home and determine their tenure of office. 

If constituted, this Board of Directors shall be subject to the Board of 
Conference Trustees, and shall, regularly during or prior to each Session 
of the Conference, make a complete report of their transactions to the 
Board of Conference Trustees. 

If this Board of Directiors is constituted the Board of Conference Trus- 
tees is hereby instructed to appoint the present Trustees of the Homeupon 
the Board of Directors. 

The Commission appointed to consider the Mrs Carrie Holden Hospital 
proposition at lyitchfield examined the property carefully. Found it well 
located and estimated the value of the property at $10,000. The Com- 
mission reached the conclusion that it would require an endowment of 
$30,000 to put the Hospital on a safe basis. We presented this claim to the 
District Conferences, but received no encouragement insuring the $30,000. 
After tendering our thanks to Mrs Holden for her generous oflFer we re- 
spectfully declined the proposition. 

Respectfully submitted, 
J W McN'eiix, chairman, 

L, W Thr.\u^, Secretary. 

RESOLUTION 

\Vb recommend the opening of each pulpit in the Conference once 
each year to the Field Worker of the Eleanor Smith Old Folks Home for 
the purpose of presenting the work and taking a collection. We also urg:e 
each pastor who is not able to secure the services of the Field Worker to 
present the cause and take the collection once each year. 

J G Tucker. 

LOSS OF MEMBERSHIP 

In view of the statement, b^' the church authorities, that 
we are now losing one hundred thousand members per year 
through removal and failure to remove their church member- 
ship, therefore. Be it resolved : 

"That i t shall be a sacred duty, with us, to follow up re- 
moving members with an earnest endeavor to prevail upon them 
to take their church membership and church interest to their 
new home, provided there is a Methodist Episcopal Church 
within their reach." 

Zelah J Farmer, 

J C KiNISON. 

M B Baker. 
TEMPERANCE REPORT 

Your committe on Temperance having considered all papers 
presented, report : — 

"We are compelled to admit that in spite of all that has 
been done to destroy the liquor traffic, it still flourishes ; that it 
still throttles political parties into silence, and still carries its 
work of destruction, governmentally aided, into every state and 
municipality in our land. 

"We are agreed that the liquor traffic is a gigantic monop- 
oly, and that it now compels administration from the standpoint 
that it is right. We are agreed that the traffic is wrong and 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN II^I^INOIS CONFERENCE 



that it cannot be made right by law ; Therefore be it resolved : — 

"That we pledge ourselves to the proposition that govern- 
ment, municipal, state and nation, must be administered from 
the standpoint that the liquor traffic is wrong. Further : — 

"That we will aid in all temperance agitation, by our 
Temperance Society, Anti Saloon League, (National, State and 
Local), W C T U, or any other agency that will help arouse the 
american people to the support of the proposition that we must 
have administration from the standpoint that the liquor traffic 
is wrong." 

Report No. 2— 
In reference to the paper refered to committee by J A Scarritt, con- 
cerning the organization of Anti-Saloon Leagues, the committee 
recommend no action be taken except to reaffirm last years ac- 
tion, which was as follows : 

"We commend mose heartily the work of the Anti Saloon 
League, and the work it has done ; and ask our people to co- 
operate with it in this great task, and that we also urge it to, as 
speedily as possible, organize each county, township and pre- 
cinct throughout the state." 

Edmund Barnes, Chairman. 

D W Baker, Secretary. 

RESOLUTIONS 

Your committee on resolutions beg to submit the following : 

"Resoeved, that we express our hearty thanks to the pastor 
of this church. Rev M H Loar, for his untiring efforts and 
brotherly courtesies in providing for the needs and comforts of 
every member of the conference. 

"Also to the entertainment committee, members and friends 
of this church for the hospitable way in which they have so 
kindly opened their homes and entertained us during our stay 
in the city. 

"To the sister churches and the Metropolitan Insurance 
Co., for the use of their churches and offices for committee work. 

To the Cairo Traction Co., for many favors, including an 
enjoyable trip on their cars over the city limits. And the Pa- 
ducah Packet Co., for a very pleasant ride down the river on 
their beautiful boat, "The Rapids." 

"And to Hon. Geo. Parsons, mayor of the city, for his per- 
sonal courtesies and generous reception at his palatial home. 

"To the splendid choir of this church for the excellent 
music rendered during the services of the conference. 

"We also express our heartfelt thanks to our esteemed 
Bishop, Rev Chas W Smith, D D, for the efficient and brotherly 
manner in which he has presided over the session and assure him 
a cordial welcome should he return as our presiding officer. 

"We appreciate the interest manifest by the conference in 
evangelism ; and recommend that pentecostial services be held 
each day during the sessions of the conference. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI, CHURCH 



"We note with pleasure the increasing interest in providing 
and caring for the temporal needs of our people within the 
bounds of the Southern Illinois conference, as seen in securing 
and placing in active operation, both the Orphanage at Creal 
Springs and Old People's Home at Smithsboro, and pledge our 
aid and assistance in maintaining these institutions. 

"That we appreciate the generous donation tendered the 
entertainment committee by the commercial bodies cff this cit3^ 
toward defraying the necessary expenses of the conference." 

Respectfully submitted, 
John H Jones, Secretary, W T Cline, Chairman, 



Report of Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. 



CONFERENCE OFFICERS. 
Vice President, Mre J. D. Crenshaw, Carhondnle. 
Vice Presicient. Mrs. J. H. Ford. Collinsville. 
Secretary. Mrs. T. A Wilson, I^ebanon. 
Treasurer. Mrs. J. J. Brown, Vandalia. 

Secretary of vSpecial Work, Mrs. J. R. Creighton, Eairfield. 
Superintendent of Young People, Mr.s. L- W. Porter, Fairfield. 
Conference Missionary, Miss Grace Harmon, .Seoul, Korea. 
Olney District Mi.s.sionarv, Dr. Esther Gimson. Bareilly, India. 
Standard Bearer Missio.nary, Mi.ss Flora Carncross. Chinkiang. China. 

DISTRICT CORRESPONDING SECRETARIES ; 
Alton District, Mrs. C. A. Beckett. Granite City. 
I.,EB.\NON District, Mrs. S. W. Robinson. Greenville. 
Mt Carmel dlstrict. Mrs. J. B. Jolly, Grayville. 
Mt. Vernon District. Mrs. T. H. Seed. Mt. Vernon. 
Olney Dirtrict. Mrs. J. M. John.son. Newton. 
Vandalia District, Mrs. W. G. Gieseking, Altamont. 

STATISTICS OF W. F. M. S. FOR YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER. 1912: 





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Woman's Home Missionary Society. 



confe;rence officers 

Mrs. Norman Moss. President. Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. F. W. Ivoy, 1st Vice President, Mt Vernon. 

Mrs. S. L,. Evans, 2nd Vice President, East St. L,ouis. 

Mrs. John Phar, 3rd Vice President. Mt. Carmel. 

Mrs. O. O. Rice, Recording Secretary. Mt. Carmel. 

Mrs. Oliver S. Bower, Treasurer, Albion. 

Mrs. H. C Mitchell, Corresponding Secretary, Carbondale. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN IIJJNOIS CONFERENCE 



DEPARTMENT SECRETARIEvS. 
Mrs. F. I<. Thomson, Young People's Work. Marion. 
Mi-s. J. J. Wagner, Supplies. Sumner. 
Mr.s. D. B. Eager, Temperance, Vandalia. 
Miss L,uella Ammon, Systematic Giving, Carbondale. 
Mrs. Ivawrence .Smith, Deaconess Work, I^ebanon. 
Mr.s. J. M. Mitchell, Mite Box-.Secretfiry. Mt. Carmel, 
Mrs. W. T. Bonham, Keadinsf Circle and I.iterature, Fairfield. 

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Fredrick Lewis Thomson. 

Fredrick Lewis Thomson was a son of William Thomson, 
M D, whose home was in middle Tennessee, and who was for 
twenty- years a local preacher in the Methodist Episcopal church. 
His mother was of Holland parentage. He was born June 23, 
1841, baptized in infancy and taught that he was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He was educated in- 
Chapel Hill and Salem Academies and under private tutors be 
fore the days of free schools in Tennessee. At the age of twelve 
years he was converted to God, and very soon afterwards felt a 
distinct call to the ministery. At Wards Chapel on the Mont- 
gomery circuit, Tennessee Conference of the M E Church, 
South, he was licensed to preach August 15, 1859. September 
15th of the same year, he was received on trial in the Tennessee 
Conference, Bishop Pierce presiding, and appointed Junior 
preacher on Montgomery circuit. ^ He was next appointed to 
Grove Church, Nashville. Everything was in confusion on ac- 
count of the war. He was frequently arrested and taken to 
head-quarters, but was never seriously hindered in his work. 



OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAI^ CHURCH 55 

In the meantime his father had removed to Johnson County, 
Illinois. On account of his own Union sentiments and the po- 
litical situation, he decided to follow his parents into Illinois. 
This he did in 1863. It does not appear that he was ever re- 
ceived into full membership in the Tennessee Conference. 

Soon after coming to this state he "was appointed supply 
preacher at Metropolis. In 1866 he was received on trial in the 
Sotithern Illinois Conference, and ordained Deacon by Bishop 
Thomson. Two years later he was ordained Elder by Bishop 
Janes. After Metropolis his appointments were Mound City, 
Jonesboro, Shawneetown, Cairo, ■ Jerseyville, Alton, Salem, 
Greenville. Nashville, Litchfield, Alton (second term) Flora, 
Carbondale, Marion and Pinckneyville. From 1880 till 1882 he 
was Chaplain of the Southern Illinois State Penetentiary at 
Chester. 

In all his charges his work was characterized by thorough 
organization, careful administration and thoughtful attention to. 
details. He was a clear, scholarly and forceful preacher. Keenly 
sensitive to high and holy ideals and life he was bold and fear- 
less in denouncing whatever he conceived to be wrong. Great 
numbers of souls were won to the Divine life through his min- 
istery. He excelled as a pastor. Sympathetic, and tender, 
courteous and kindly, always a gentleman and a Christian, he 
constantly ministered in the homes and offices of his people, 
cheering, comforting, instructing and directing them in the 
things of God. He believed greatly in his charges, loved his 
work passionately, lived 'and preached a manly, virile gospel. 
Possessing a charming personality he was accepted among all 
classes and made friends for his Lord everywhere. The poorest 
and least cultivated members of his congregation received the 
same courtesy and attention that was given to the more highly 
favored . 

He was never a place-seeker. He received his appointment 
from his Bishop as from God, and never dodged or complained 
about his appointments. He was active and efficient in the ses- 
sions of the Conference. He was particularly useful in com- 
mittee work and in the administration of important commissions. 
For twenty years he was President of the Conference Missionary 
Society. For fifteen years he was a member and Treasurer of 
the Board of Stewards. For thirty years he was a member of 
the Board of Examiners. While a pastor in the Alton District 
he was influential in organizing the Disritct League, and was its 
President for eight years. 

Aside from his work as pastor and a member of the Confer- 
ence, his interests reached out and embraced. many helpful min- 
isteries. He was some time President of the Illinois State Sun- 
day school Association and traveled over thirty-two Counties of 
Southern Illinois, and organized schools in neglected places. 
He was a delegate to the International Sunday School Associa- 
tion conventions at Baltimore, Atlanta and St Louis, and after- 
ward the World's Convention at St Louis. 



MINUTES OF THE SOUTHERN II^I^INOIS CONFERENCE 



He was fellow worker with Dr. later Bishop Vincent, in or- 
ganizing that wonderful educational institution at Chautauqua, 
N Y, and was one of the first instructors and graduates of the 
Normal course and later of the Chautauqua Literary and Scien- 
tific Circle. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, a 
Knight Templer, and held high office in the fraternity. 

In an anniversary sermon preached at Marion in celebra- 
tion of the golden jubilee of his pastorate he said: "While I 
have sought diligently to preach and minister to all classes of 
people, I have purposely given special attention to the children 
and youth."' In this work he was ably and efficiently a.'^sisted 
by his wife whose labors in Junior League, Missionary Societies 
and children's choirs were prominent features of their work in 
every place. 

He had preached 5,750 sermons; made 59,200 pastorial 
calls; baptized above 21.000 persons ; received into church mem- 
bership more than 3,000, and conducted above 1,500 funerals, 
and married 1,800 couples. 

His domestic life was most beautiful. He was twice married 
First, to Miss Mary L Bruner, August 7, 1865. Three sons 
were born to them. Two of these died in early life. One. 
William, who with his son Charles Owen Thomson, survive the 
father. The mother and wife died in 1880. On December 9, 
1884 he was married to Miss Emilie Coigny, of Greenville, Illi- 
nois. She ever found in him her beau-ideal lover and husband. 
He so planned his life's work as not to be senerated from her a 
day in all the twenty-seven years of their married life. Besides 
his wife, two brothers and a sister survive him. 

His last public service was on Sunday afternoon, December 
10th, at which time he conducted the funeral of a friend. His 
sermon was on "The Resurrection," and he feelingly spoke of 
his own abiding hope and faith in his own resurrection and life 
beyond the grave. He was not able to conduct services the fol- 
lowing Sunday, and on Monday morning while it was yet early 
in the day, having finished his work and the race of life, alone 
in his own home and in the presence of his wife whom he had 
loved and cared for so tenderly and so long, he fell asleep and 
was gathered to his Father's Home, December 18, 1911. 

Funeral services were conducted in the church at Pinck- 
neyville, Wednesday afternoon, December 20th, many brethren 
in the ministry taking part. The following day he was taken to 
Metropolis, whereafter services in the church in that City, with 
Masonic rites, he was laid to rest by the side of his loved ones. 

"I can not say, and I will not say 
That he is dead. He is just away." 



James G Tucker. 



OP THE METHODIST EPlvSCOPAI, CHURCH 



Rev. Nathaniel Crow, D. D. 

Fathaniel, son of John Harvey Crow, and Eleanor Pillow, 

was born near Shawnee- 
town, 111., Sept. 9, 1851, 
and died at Fairfield, 
111., March 12, 1912. 

Dr C B Spencer says: 
Nathal Crow bore a 
given name that fitted his 
character. Nathaniel — 
in whom was no guile — 
was the key to his char- 
acter." From a child he 
was ambitious to learn. 
He fought for an educa- 
tion. He won. Early in 
life he qualified himself 
for teaching, and for sev- 
eral years followed that 
profession, during which 
time he aspired to be- 
come a lawyer, but God 
had for him a different 
work. Accordingly, on 
August 6, 1868 he was 
converted and united 
with the Methodist Epis- 
copal Church where he 
at once entered upon an 
active christian life. 

In the summer of 1878 
he came face to face with 
his life work and resol- 
ved to preach the gospel 
of Jesus Christ. In this 
he was encouraged by 
his pastor, Rev J B 
Thompson, and in the 
fall of that year was ap- 
pointed a supply on the 
McLeanesboro Circuit. 

The following year, 
1879, he was admitted 
into the Southern Illi- 
nois Conference on trial, 
and appointed pastor of 
New Liberty Circuit. 
Two years later he was 
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Deacon, Sept 4, 1881, by Bishop Hurst. Having completed the 
conference course of study he was elected and ordained an El- 
der, Sept. 23, 1883, by Bishop Bowman. 

Beside the above, he served the following charges in the or- 
der named : EHzabethtown, Harrisburg, Vienna, Grayville, 
Carmi, Salem, Upper Alton, East St. Louis, Summit Ave., Mt. 
Vernon District, Vandalia, Centralia and Fairfield. 

As a pastor. Rev. Crow began work in hard fields, but he 
cultivated well — his promotion was gradual — he served a num- 
ber of the best charges in the Southern Illinois Conference, 
His appointment as Presiding Elder of Mt Vernon District in 
1897, was, without doubt. Providential. He wrought well. He 
built up the work, opened up many new fields of labor, and at 
the close of a full term was elected a delegate to the General 
Conference which convened the following May, in Eos Angeles, 
California. 

" As a minister, Rev Crow was an able preacher, and a 
thorough christian gentleman. He delivered sermons of great 
power. He had strong convictions, and was a defender of our 
common faith. He was industrious and studious. He devoured 
books and became a rich scholar. He was loyal and devoted to 
McKendree College. He urged young men to attend school — 
especially young preachers. The fact that, without any solici- 
tation on his part, McKendree college conferred upon Nathaniel 
Crow the degree of Doctor of Divinity, was evidence of the value 
and appreciation of his work for that splendid institution. 

Dr Crow was literary. The work of his pen was no incon- 
siderate part of his ministry, A booklet, published by the 
American Citizen of Boston, on — "The Bible a Constructive 
Force in America" — was in great demand and elicited commen- 
dation from many sources. 

Nathaniel Crow was united in marriage to Miss Martha As- 
bury, of McEeanesboro, 111., Aug. 17, 1880. To them were 
born seven children, all of whom survive, and all are members 
of the Methodist Episcopal Church — a substantial evidence of 
early training. An "idlyic hdme." 

Dr Crow's last years were years of much suffering. He 
went to his last appointment — Fairfield — in broken health, but 
his reception was quite cordial. In appreciation of his ability, 
and services the quarterly conference gave him a handsome in- 
crease in salary, and when the people could do no more they 
literly covered his casket with flowers — not for show — but as an 
expression c»f love and devotion. • 

Dr Crow was ambitious. He worked faithfully untotheend. 
His last week on earth was an unusally busy one. On Sunday, 
March 10th, he preached with more than his usual vigor and 
with much freedom. His sermons were full of thought and 
elicited many compliments. His text at the evening hour was 
— "Have Faith in God," and "There Remaineth a Rest to the 
People of God." At the clos&he announced the hymn — 



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"Forever here my rest shall be" — 
and sang the entire hymn with a clear resonant voice. It was 
his last hymn on earth. Here he laid down his armor. Hem- 
orages come during the night, and Tuesday — a little past noon 
— the soul of Nathaniel Crow rested in the Paradise of God. 

Funeral services were held in the church of his last pastor- 
ate, in charge of District Superintendent Poole, assisted by 
Revs. Whitlock, McCammon. Hall, Rodgers, Dr Harmon, and 
J A Powell. Many pastors were present. The audience was 
concourse. All heads were bowed, and tears flowed from many 
faces. 

Interment was at McL,eanesboro, in the Odd Fellows ceme- 
tery, beside the road he traveled when first became to that city, 
thirty four years ago. 

Servant of God well done ! 

Thy glorious warefares past; 
The battle's fought, the race is won, 
And thou art crowned at last." 



Rev W D Margrave 



W D Margrave was born on a farm in Hamilton County^ 
this state, near Gossett, Feb 14, 1852. He grew to manhood 
amid the scenes and associations of his birthplace. He began 
life by teaching school, which profession he followed for four- 
teen years. He was converted when 19 years old and early felt 

the call of God upon him, to 
which he yielded and was ad- 
mitted into the Southern Ill- 
inois Conference on trial at 
McLeanesboro in 1894. He 
was received in full connec- 
tion in 1896. In this relation 
he continued active to the 
end, which came peacefully 
in the midst of the second 
year of one of the most pros- 
perous of his pastorate. 

He served during his min- 
istry the following charges : 
Eddyville, three years; Cross- 
ville, one year; Enfield, one 
^ .„ . year ; Bellmont, two years ; 

Lrossville again, three years; Vienna, four years ; Marissa, two 
years ; Mound City, two years. 

Receiving his appointment to Herrin charge from Bishop 
McDowell, at Olney in September, 1910, and again at East St 
I.0U1S in September, 1911. As a young man Brother Margrave 




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was strong, active and alert. He forged his way up through 
adversity, creating hy his energy and strength of character a 
place and opportunity for the exercise of the excellent qualities 
which he possessed. 

As a husband he was always kind and faithful. Home to 
him was earth's oases. There he rested and refreshed himself — 
at its alters he renewed his strength, going 'fourth to press the 
battle. 

As a father he was considerate and careful, safeguarding at 
every point the highest and best interests of his children, in- 
structing them in things both temperal and spiritual. Calling 
them around his bed he delivered to each one a final personal 
charge and gave to them all a father's blessing. 

As a minister he was clear and fearless; he denounced sin 
and set up a standard of righteousness to which he called the 
people with unfailing fidelity ; hundreds were converted as a 
result. 

As a pastor he was faithful, a true shepherd, feeding the 
flock of God. Evidences of the high esteem in which he was 
held by his people was shown by the kindness and fidelity with 
which they nursed him through his illness; also many visiting 
him from former charges. 

He is survived by a devoted wife, seven children and three 
sisters, with a host of brethren and friends to follow on until we 
shall all meet at "our Fathers house above." 

The funeral services was held in the first Methodist Episco- 
pal church in Herrin, of which he was pastor, April 10 under 
the direction of Rev J A Taylor, Superintendent of Mt Vernon 
District. Interment was made at the beautiful cemetery at 
Vienna, Illinois. 



Rev J H Bennett 

On the 14th day of July, 1844, there was born to Robert H. 
and Agnez Bennet, of Jackson, Tenn., a son, whom they christ- 
tened James Howard. In this home he spent the first few 
years of his life, when his parents removed to Illinois, locating 
in Hamilton County, near McEeanesboro. Here he spent the 
remainder of his earlier years during which time he received 
his educational preparation in the common schools. On reach- 
ing his majority he entered the teaching profession, where he 
spent three years. 

On the first day of March, 1866, he was united in marriage 
to Miss Matilda Carr. Five children came to bless their home, 
two of whom have entered the life beyond. 



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Brother Bennett was con- 
verted at the ag-e of 18, and 
joined the Methodist Fpisco- 
pal church at Reed school- 
house in Hamilton Countj', 
111. He was licensed to ex- 
hort about the j'ear 1869 and 
soon afterward was licensed 
to preach, serving the Church 
several years as a local preach- 
er. In the year 1881 he was 
admitted on trial into the 
Southern Illinois Conference 
and into full connection in 
the year 1884. 

He has served the following 
charges : De Soto, six months 
as supplv ; DuQuon Circuit, 
1881-2; Enfield, 1883 ; Oma- 
ha, 1884-5, Equality, 1886-7 ; 
Elizabethtown, 1888; Bethal- 
to, 1889 ; McEeanesboro cir- 
cuit, 1890 ; Eddyville, 1891 ; 
Wayne City, 1892-3 ; Metropolis circuit, 1894. From 1895 to 
1900 he held the superannuary relation and entered the super- 
annuate ranks in 1901, in which relation he continued until the 
time of his death. 

During his superannuate relation he served Thackery charge 
one year and at other times as his health permitted he preached 
and assisted in revival work. 

Brother Bennett was evangelistic in spirit and as a result of 
his earnest labors he was permitted to see about 4,000 conversions. 
For the past three years he had been afflicted with diabetes, 
with other complications, yet up to the end he entertained hope 
of recovery and expressed his desire to continue to preach the 
Gospel of the Kingdom. Yet withal he was ready when the 
time of his departure came. He sang and rejoiced during his 
afflictions and gave continuous testimony to his abiding faith. 

When asked by a visiting friend, "How are you?" he re- 
plied: "I'm happy'" When another expressed hopes of his 
getting better, he replied ; "l may be in Heaven before I see 
you again." 

Brother Bennett was loyal to his church and pastor, who- 
ever he might be, and exhorted his brethren to manifest the 
same spirit. 

While he suffered long and severely, yet the end came 
peacefully. He fell asleep at 11:55 o'clock a m on Thursday, 
October 19. 1911. 

The funeral services were held in our church in Eldorado, 
111., October 21, and were conducted by the pastor, Rev C B 



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Whiteside. The following persons assisted in the services ; 
Rev Robert Morris, district superintendent, Rev Kirkland, 
pastor of the local Baptist church, Rev R Robertson, pastor of 
our church, Harrisburg, 111., Rev O B Kensey, pastor of our 
church. Ridgway, 111., and W G Shov^'er a neighbor and friend. 
The body was entered in the Eldorado cemetery. 

C B Whiteside. 



Rev William Tilroe 

William Tilroe, the subject of this sketch, was born on the 
historic island of Walcheren, Holland, May 17, 1836, and died 
in Robinson, 111., November 15, 1911. Left fatherless he came 
to America in early boyhood, reaching Chicago and later set- 
tling in Michigan. Hearing the call of his adopted country in 
1861 he entered its military service in Company K, Twelfth 

Michigan infantry. Four 
years of exposure, marching 
and battle left him the heavy 
heritage of weakness and di- 
sease he carried to the end. 
His children never knew him 
as a well man. In 1867, at 
Litchfield, 111., he entered the 
Southern Illinois Conference, 
remaining effective until su- 
perannuation in 1895, a period 
of twenty-eight years. 

His charges in order were 
as follows : Reynoldburg in 
1867; Eairfield, 18 6 8-69; 
Grayville, 1870-72 ; Carmi, 
1873-74; Albion, 1875-7 7; 
Sumner, 1878-79 ; Mt Erie, 
1880 ; Newburg, 1881 ; Cal- 
houn, 1882-83; Newton Cir- 
cuit, 1884 ; Oblong, 1885-87 ; 
Piasa, 1888; Bone Gap, 1889- 
90; Hutsonville, 1891-9 2; 
Flat Rock, 1893-94. The later years of his life were spent in 
Robinson, Illinois., and were days of comfort though of ex- 
treme debility. Death was an expected guest for several 
months and came at last as a friend in the evening time. He is 
survived by the aged widow, Mrs Mary A Tilroe, and six chil- 
dren, all grown to mature years. Those remaining are Mrs 
Frank Smith and Mrs James Brown, Oblong, 111., Mrs O R 
Tedden, Robinson, 111., Prof. Geo. S Tilroe, of the Cavisteo 
schools. New York ; Prof. H M Tilroe, of Syracruse University, 
N Y., and Rev W E Tilroe, D D, pastor of Boyle Heights 
Methodist Episcopal church, Los Angeles, Cal. They rise up 




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and call him blessed. Appropriate and comforting funeral ser- 
vices were held at the Robinson and Bone Gap churches, con- 
ducted by the pastors and the Grand Army post laid the body 
away to sleep until the morning. 

By one who knew him well perhaps three things would 
never be forgotten — his kindly spirit in the home, his remark- 
able mastery of the Holy Scriptures and his abiding regard for 
the country for which he fought and suffered. The large 
things of life were the large things of his mind. To the falling 
of the shadows patriotism and the fatherland were his concern. 
That the comrades of the blue should carry him to his rest was a 
wistful wish of years. His well known gift of original thinking 
opened for him the mighty Book of God to its very heart. The 
secret of immortality was to him a special facination. It is day- 
break now and all is well. The homely joys of the family cir- 
cle, the daily food upon his table, the roof over his head, the 
kindly pillow of his rest were matters he brought with him 
across the seas and that were brought him in days of war and 
wandering. That the heavens are a home and the Father's 
house can not be other than his eternal joy. The sleep that 
knows no waking is noontime and broad day with him. 



Rev Henry L Steves 

Rey Henry L Steves was born in Harmony, New York, 
June 3rd, 1858, and died at Benton, Illinois, July 31st, 1912. 
His early life was spent on a farm, attending the public schools, 
later entering Chamberlin Institute at Randolph, New York. 
Upon his graduation he entered the piofession of teaching, 
which he followed for a few years. 

Dr Steves was born and 
reared in a Christian home. 
His parents were devout and 
early led their children to ac- 
cept Christ. He joined the 
Methodist Episcopal church 
at about six years of age. 

Soon after attaining to 
manhood he felt the call to 
the Ministry. He at once be- 
gan the preparation for his 
life work by entering the 
Western Reserve Institute of 
Farmington, Ohio, graduating 
with honor in 1882. He was 
received on trial by the East 
Ohio Conference in 1882, ad- 
mitted into full connection 
and ordained Deacon by Bis- 
hop Warren, in 1884 ; ordain- 
ed Polder by Bishop Mallalieu 




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in 1886. He served Bissels and Granger in 1882 ; Thompson 
1883-84; transferred to North Ohio Conference, appointed to 
Vermillion 1885-87 ; Bloomville 1888 ; missionary to Utah 1889- 
90; LaGrange, Ohio, 1891-95; Medina 1895-96; transferred to 
Austin Conferrence, First Church, Dallas, Texas, 1897-98 ; 
transferring to St Louis Conference, Dr Frey Memorial 1899- 
1900; Trinity 1900-1903 ; Goode Ave 1904-'05 ; transferring to 
Southern Illinois Conference was appointed to Litchfield 1905- 
'07 ; Benton 1908. 

His health began to fail while pastor at Litchfield, suffering 
a slight stroke of paralysis. Partially recovering from this at- 
tack he was appointed to Benton charge. He began the work 
WMth his old time enthusiasm but before the year closed was 
compelled to give up the work and was granted a superannuated 
relation in 1909. 

Dr Steves was a strong and scholarly preacher. His great 
knowledge of the Bible enabled him to present its truths in a 
logical and convincing way. His broad mind and loveable 
character gave him a strong grip upon men that made his min- 
istry eminently successful, hundreds were converted and added 
to the church. He was a faithful pastor looking after every in- 
terest of the Kingdom. 

He built eight churches and a number of parsonages which 
stand as monuments of his executive ability. Possessing a 
large and commanding physique, a scholarly mind, a magnetic 
personality, a great loving heart, he moved among men as a 
Prince of men. 

For more than three years he was confined to his room, suf- 
fering great bodily pain. He bore it all with Christian forti- 
tude and patience. With an unshaken faith in Christ he waited 
the day of His Crowming. 

He was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Reeder, at Lou- 
denville, Ohio, July 13th, 1884. To this union were born four 
children, Grace having preceeded her father to the better Land. 
The companion, one son. Noble Reeder, two daughters. Miss 
Hattie Marie, and Mrs Ruth Arnold, of Deer Lodge, Mont., 
one brother and two sisters mourn his departure. 

Memorial services were held in the First M E Church at 
Benton, Friday, August 2nd, conducted by his Pastor, Rev E 
T Carroll, assisted by Rev J A Taylor, District Superintendent ; 
Scripture was read by Rev J S Hall of Tamaroa, prayer by Rev 
Harry Smoot of Pinckneyville, short addresses by Revs G E 
McCammon and W R Bradley of Mt Vernon. The body ac- 
companied b3^ the family, w^as conveyed to LaGrange, Ohio, 
where on Saturday, August 3rd, final services were held in 
charge of Rev Dr Chas Gallimore, District Superintendent, of 
Cleveland District, North Ohio Conference, assisted by Revs 
Huddleson and Whitmore, and Prof F D Ward, former associ- 
ates of Dr Steves, Interment in LaGrange Cemetry. 

Rev E T Carroll. 



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Adams, J M 


Palestine... 


1895 


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Ky. 




Albrecht, Samuel ._ 


Steel ville... 


1892 


C. 111. 


1899 




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Atchison, Chas 


Mt. Vernon. 


1891 


Ky. 


1895 




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Bovard, C E 


Epworth ._. 


1891 


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Ohio 


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Baker, M B 


Mound City. 


1890 






Ind. 


" 


Baker, D W.^ 


Cotfeen 


1893 






Illinois 


" 


Barnes, Edmund... 


Odin 


1873 


Ky. 


1884 


Kv. 


Retired 


Becket, C A 


Granite City 


1887 


S. 111. 




Ind. 


Effec 


Besse, C B 


Orange, N J 


1873 


E. Maine 


1890 


Maine 


Retired 


Burke, J E 


Mason 


1891 


S. 111. 




Ind. 




Bover, J J 


Xenia 


1870 


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Pa. 




Bradley, W R 


Mt Vernon. 


1884 


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Illinois 


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Britton, J W 


Mt Vernon. 


1883 


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Brown, H C 


Granite City 


1908 


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Maunie 

Opdvke .... 


1908 
1909 


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Bell, J A 


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Brown, W M 


Omaha 


1910 


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Ridge way ._ 


1910 


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Bethards, RE 


Shobonier .. 


1911 


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Barrett, E W 


Moccasin... 


1911 






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Brown, Ray M 


N orris City. 


1905 


" 


1912 




" 


Brown, Frank C 


luka 


1909 




1912 


" 


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Batson, B H 


Mulberry G. 


1912 


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Calvert, Greenlee _. 


Don nelson _ 


1888 


" 




N. Y. 


>• 


Carlin, P C 


Lebanon _.. 


1896 


" 




Illinois 


" 


Campbell, A B 


Wyattville, Wy 


1900 


" 






" 


Campbell. CW 


Olive Branch 


1886 


Austin 


1906 


Ind. 


" 


Carson, Wm 


Olney 


1891 


S. 111. 




Ireland 


Super 'm' 


Cates, Theodore 


Effingham.. 


1895 


" 




Illinois 


Effec 


Carroll, E T 


fersevville.- 


1905 


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Clark, PI 


E St Louis.. 


1861 


" 




England 


Retired 


Cooksev, N B 


Olney 


1877 






Illinois 


Super' m' 


Cross, W A 


O'Fallon... 


18V4 


Ch. South. 


1885 




Effec 


Culver, O F 


■\lbion 


1895 


S. 111. 




" 




Cummins, J B 


Greenville. _ 


1893 


" 




" 


" 


Cummins, J W 


E St Louis . 
Olney 


1895 


" 




" 


'• 


Cummins, J S 


1895 


Arkansas 


1898 


" 


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Cramp, Lemuel 


Cisnev 


1881 


S. 111. 




" 


" 


Cunningham, J Iv -- 


Edwardsv'l 


1879 


" 




Tenn. 


Retired 


Cunnin.e^ham, W L- 


Tilden 


1898 




1911 


Illinois 


Effec 


Cline, W T , 


^Iton 


1889 


Nebraska 


1909 


Ind. 




Clapper, Oh , 


Farina 


1909 


S. 111. 




Illinois 


" 


Connett, E . 


Cypress 


1910 


" 




" 


" 


Culbertson, Harrv-.t 


Huey 


1911 


" 




" 


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Clements, R O 


Clay City... 


1911 


" 




Ind. 


" 


Dewhirst. A 1 


Olney 


1889 


" 




Illinois 


Retired 


Dewhirst, Guy 


Odin 

Marion 


1911 


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" 


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Davis, J. H : 


[899 


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" 


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Dee. JG { 


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1881 


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Deweese. J W i 


W Frankfort 


1894 


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Dew J P ' 


K C, Mo^__ 


1859 


Ind. 


1863 


Va. 


Retired 


Dunn, G A 


Plat Rock._ 


P^09 


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Illinois 


Effec 


Edwards, WW. .. 


Shipman .__ 


1885 








Retired 


Edwards, G W 


Villa Ridge. 


1911 


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Ewers, M H 


Medora .... 


1880 


Illinois 


1902 


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Farmer, Z J 


St Elmo 


1890 


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Fiddler, George 


Trenton 


1904 






Ind. 


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Flora ] 


1877 1 


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Ford, L S 


Aima 


1911 


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England... 




Foln, M C 


Oblong 


1906 






Ohio 




Flick, 1 G 


Walnut Hill . .. 


1909 


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Illinois 




Finks, W C 


Ashley 


1910 










Fahneslcck, W J 


Elsah 










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East St. Louis.. 


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Nashville 


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Groves, S P _'__ 


Mashville 


1862 


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Dhio 


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1885 






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Mt. Vernon.... 


1891 










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1886 


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1909 


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1909 


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1900 


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Vlt.Erie 


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1896 






England . . . 
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Jones, W L.- -.-. 




Jones, RN 


Shipman 


1908 




1911 






Keane, D A 


East St. Louis.. 


1906 


•nJ. Nebraska. 


1906 


Nebraska.. 


Supernu'm' 


Ki-sling, W 


Lebanon 


189(1 


S. Illinois 




Ihnois .... 




Kinison, I C . , . . . 


<ane 


1891 






Cansas .... 


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Knignt, F H 


Fdwardsville .. 
Jonesboro 


189i 
1906 


Cen.N.Y.. .. 
S. Illinois.... 


1901 


Canada.... 
Indiana 




Kemper, WW . ._ 




Kinsey, OB 


Shawneetown.. 


191?: 






Ilinois .... 




Landis. JA. 


Venice ._ . 


1908 


" 




■■ 




Laughlin, RW 


funnell Hill... 


18.S7 


" 




Kentucky.. 


Retired .... 


Loar, M H 


::airo 


1896 






Ilinois .... 


Effective .. 


Latham, FM 


[iaiatia 


1907 


" 








Lov. F W 




18,S? 








" 


Loliar, El 


Sesser 


1903 


Cen. Tenn... 


1908 


Vlissippi... 




L^yerle, LM . 


Reevesville.... 


1910 S. Illinois .... 




Ilinois 




Lanter, N S 


leffersonville .. 


19111 '• 








Mauk, L R 


Shobonier 


1900 Ch. South.... 


1907 


Kentucky.. 




Markman, OL _ 


Lewrenceville 


1900 lEv. Ass- n.... 


1904 


Ilinois .... 






Vlt. Vernon.... 


1893 S. Illinois .... 








McCracken, JE 


Xenia 


1896 •• 








McKown, LS 


Vienna 


19041 •■ 




ndiana 




McKown. MC 


"arrier Mills. -- 


1884 .Indiana 


1905 






McMorrow, Wm -._ ._ 


Vlulb'rry Grove 


1869 S. Illinois .... 




Virginia ... 


Ritired .... 


Merrick, HI 


Mewton 


18981 " 




Ilinois .... 


" 


McNeill, J W 


3enton . 


1878lTennesse.... 
1908 S. Illinois .... 


1890 


Tennessee . 


Effective .. 


Matthews, S A 


3iowns 






" 


Morris, WT 


OuQyoin 


1883 






Tennessee . 




Morris, Robert 




190? 






Ilinois .... 


" 


Mulvaney, JM... .__. 


Anna 


1S88 








Retired 


Murkin JT 


Vlacon 


1889 






'• 






Brighton 


1909 






" 


Effective... 


Moorman.CW. ._ 


Ramsey 


1905 N. W. Kan .. 


1910 




" 


Myers, RC 


Waterloo 


1910 is. Illinois.... 








Mumford, M I 


Marissa 


1897 


N.W.Kan... 


1911 


Kansas 


.... 



MEMBERS OF CONFERENCE-Continued 



NAMEvS 


P. o. 
ADDRESS 


ADMITTED INTO 
FULL CONNEC- 
TION. 


2 


Nativity 


Relation 






Conference 




Maxfield. OO ... 


Plainview 

Vlt Olive 

ESt Louis 

Shiloh 

Beecher City .. 
Elizabethtown . 

Troy . 

Hicky Grv'e Ky 

Lebanon 

Salem 

Metropolis 

Srrlfeid::::::: 

Belknap 

Carterville 

Normal.. 

Macedonia 

Albion 


1911 
1895 
1911 

1912 
1912 
1SS7 
1S86 
1872 
1904 
1904 
1S92 
1895 
1880 
1899 
1870 
1908 
1S69 
1898 
1894 
1S9S 
1912 

1906 
1909, 
1909 
1887 
1868 
1853 
1878 
1902 
1890 
1892 
1895 
1903 
1904 
1905 
1897 
1S95 
1907 
1910 
1910 
1911 
1912 
1892 
1892 
1900 
19115 
1894 
1S74 
1904 
1S95 
1888 
1869 
1905 
1910 
1894 
1S84 
1896 
1897 
19(»3 
190+ 
1883 
1859 
1875 
1893 
'908 
-.910 
1911 
'1911 
1912 
1873 
1889 


S. Ill 

W. Wis 

S. Ill 


1904 

1887 
1901 

1886 
1896 

1912 
1910 

1904 
1902 
1885 


III. 


Effective 


McKenzie. E H 

McKnight H E 


Ohio"]"" 
Ky 




McPherson, W H 

McRoberts.D O 

Montgomery, E E 

Nickerson, J E 


s. 111. :::::::: 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

Ky. 




Orr, JC 

Peake, DeWitt 




Ohio 

iill:;::;:;:. 

S. Ill 

S III 


Ohio 

111. 


Effective .. 


Phillips. CR 

Pool W H 


Eng"::::;: 
111 


/ 


Porter LW 




Powis. Wm 

Proctor A G 


Ky 

S. 111. 




Perrin D \ 


C III 


Canada 

III. 


Retired 


Phelps. G A 

Ravenscroft. J B 

Rhein WL 


s. 111..: — 




S. 111. 


^r-'----'-'' 




St Francisville.- 
Edwardsville .. 

Centralia, 

Johnsonville ... 

Belleville 

Mason 

Brown stown ... 
Bone Gap 


S 111. 


Effective 




S. Ill 




Rodgers, SAD 

Rodgers, Edwin P_ . , 
Ragsdale, T R 


S. 111. 




hZ -■"-:: 




Rentfro. J 1 

Richardson, W D 

Ransom. AR 

Reid, J Y 

Sabine, CW 


S. 111. 


III 




S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S III 


Ky. """ 


• 


Murphysboro-. 
Alton . 


Ohio 

III. . - . 


Retired .. 


Seed, G A- 

Shaddrick,J D 

Shumard C D 


Olney __ 

Robmson 

MtCarmel..... 

Lebanon 

Equality...-.- 


Minn".:" 
III. 


Effective -. 


Smith, Laurence 

Smith. S S 

Smith, J W 


S. Ill 

S. Ill 

Okla 

S. 111... ... 


:;: 


Shafer, J E 


Carlyle. .... 
Pinckneyville _ 

Gillespie 

East St Louis .. 

Newton _ 

Beaver Creek.. 

Herrick 

Pinkstaff 

Bloomfield 

Olney 

Carbondale... 

Oblong 

Alton 

=:nfield 

-larrisburg 

Litchfield 

Carbondale... 
Athens, Texas. 

Carmi 

Belleville 

Granite City... 

..ebanon 

;reeburg 

Sparta _. __ 

Eldorado ...... 

Centralia 

Altamont 

Kinmundy ... 

Richview 

Mutchison, Kas. 

3reese 

West Liberty... 

Allendale 

Vlason. 

Hudsonville. _- 
Boaz 




Smoot, H W 

Spragg. C H 

Swneeny. ND 

Suliins V B 


S. Ill 

S III 


;; 

owa 

III. 




s. iii: :::::::: 

S. III. 




Streubine. G C _. 

Sowers T B 


S. Ill 

S III 




Shoaff, H B 

Sharp, W A 


S. Illinois.... 
S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill, 

S III 




Tenhyson.JW. 

Taylor, J A 

Tritt, C S 

Terhune W I 


Retired ... 
Effective .. 

" 


Thero Samuel 

Thrall L W 


Iowa 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S 111 




Thrall, VW 


Ind "" 




Tucker, J G 

Vandaveer Albert 




S. 111. 


m. 

Bulgaria"" 

11 -...- 

NY 

Tenn. 

11, 

II..:::::::: 

N. C 

11 

Mo 

n. 




Van Tree=e F M 


S III. 




Van Leer, M B 

Vasselliff. PD 

Walton, WC 


siiii.:: 

s. in 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S III 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

S. Ill 

Ch. South- -- 

i: III; ;::::;:: 
1:111::::::.:: 
1:111:::::::: 
nil::::::::: 
nil:- - 




Webber, GM 

Webster, J W 




Whiteside, C B 

Whitlock. WH 

Wilson, FO . 

Woodley, R D 




Walker. LS _. 

Whitzell. GM. .... 

Wilkin, LC .._- 

Waggoner. Gordon . 

Weiss, Aliens 

WiIIey,JE 

Wininger. EG 

Wigham^ WpG 

Yingst, Adam 


Retired ... 
Effective .. 






Santa Pauia,Cal 
Beaver Creek.. 




Retired ..,. 









Probationers— 1912 



P.O.ADDRESS 



JamesS. Dever 

Wm. B. Bennett 

Chester E. Sisney 

Earnest Connett 

Oscar E. Brown 

Carlton R. Wade 

Tennis A Martin 

Eli Crouse 

Amos Loy. __ 

Chas. M. Ramsdon 

John A. L. Warren 

Valentine Elston 

Chas. R. Hatten 

Andrew M. Cates 

L. M. Hight 

Merrit A. Sauers 

Lewis C, Winters 

Earnest R. Crisp 

t^arion S. Bumpus 

Jas. A. Lee 

W. E. Goings 

Clark R. Yost 

Chas. C. Cullison 

J. W. A. Kinison 

Clyde V. Latimer .... 

Forest B Hurlbert 

C. A. Hawley .._ 

Wm. C. Evers 

Henry N Wills 

Samuel M. Spurgeon. 

Samuel A. Morgan 

Thos. E. Harper 

John R. Slaten 

Virgi! W. Bell 

E. E. Hudson 

Herman E. Litherland 

Daniel D. Collins 

Paul Barnhart 



Okawville 

I Bellmont 

Bluford. 

Waltonville 

Grayville, R. F. D .__ 

Elkville 

Crab Orchard 

Vernon .. 

Avena 

Irvington 

Sandoval 

St. Jacobs 

Sumner. 

Evanston 

Metropolis 

McLeanesboro 

Yale 

Beckmeyer 

Ullen 

Grafton 

Coulterville 

Alton 

Calhoun 

Beaucoup 

McLeanesboro 

Fillmore 

Hamburg 

Godfrey 

Willow Hill 

Patoka 

Wheeler .. 

McCabe 

Dahlgreen 

Ewing. 

Montrose 

Mt. Erie 

Coulterville 

Miss'n in S. America 



1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1912 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1911 
1910 
1909 
1905 



First Ye 



Second 



Year. 



ThirdYear. 
Fourth Year 



Members of Conference Deceased 



Entered 
Traveling Con. 



Centucky . 
Ilonnecti't 



jConne 

Illinois 

r.reiand- . 
New York.. 

Kentucky .. 



England . 
N. Ham'] 
Missouri 



Haley, James W.. 

Ailyn. Henry 

Kendall, John D.. 

Massey, James M ilennessee 

Vest, James 

Maxey, William H [Illinois ... 

Chandler, Thos W I 

Shepherd, John Penn 

McCord, Chas A Kentucky 

Calnan, John Ireland .. 

Ayers, R G Ohio 

Walls, FT 

Shepherd, Moses 

Glaze, John Ohio.^ _.. 

Allyn, Norman ... Connecti't 

Babbitt, Carlisle Vermont.. 

Hall, Richard N. Carolin 

Hu^gins, W C Ohio 

Holt. John 

Cliffe, William England.. 

Speucer. Travis O 

Mitchell, Wm W IVirginia 

Thatcher, John 

Hamilton, Presley 

Frazier, John 

Morrison. Jonas S_ 
Corrington, Wm H 
Richardson. Jas I . 

Lambert, Cavey 

Clifford. Zelotis S. 
Copeland, James . 

Walker, Wm SC j Tennessee 

Powell, Joseph H iGeorgia 

Taylor, Wm R Illinois .... 

Greenlaw, Wm M iNew York . 

Armstrong. I S [Ohio 

Ri.sley, Asahel L jKentucky .. 

Randie, Thomas 

Van Cleve, John- New Jersey 

Hawley, Nelson .. Ohio 

Dickson. Wm C Kentucky-. 

Jay, Chas S - .. .Penn 

Van Winkle. DB |lllinois ... 

Williamson, D Virginia ... 

Campbell, A Penn 

Deneen, W L ! 

Walker. Simeon Georgia.... 

Harrington, S J Penn 

Robbins, G W jGeorgia 

Corrington, J B Kentucky . 

Holliday,CM 

Houts, C I " 

Johnson. James 

Lopas, T C 

Delicate, H 
Whitaker, W F 
Nesbit, AB ... 

Johnson, J T 

Farmer. G W.. 
Reynolds, J B-. 

Jones, O V |isentucky . 

English, L C jNew Jersey 

L.athrop, Erastus Vermont... 

Woodard, J B N. Carolina 

Gibson, Josian Virginia ... 

Hill, J H Ohio 

Caldwell. J W Kentucky.. 

Caughlin, David Virginia ... 

Tolle. CJT Kentucky . 

Lowe, J W 

Downey, A L ^... jindiana 

Gilham, J llllinoi 

Johnson, T N.. 
Brannum, W T 

Casey, L 

Root, E jVirgm 

Allyn, Robert jConnecti 



. jEngland ... 

Jindiana.... 

. [Tennessee 

N. Carolina 
. Illlinois 



ISUS 
1824 
-,809 
ISOl 
182,^ 
1799 



1833 
1S37 



1811 
ISIO 
ISOS 
1818 
1S25 



1816 
181)4 
1824 
1803 
1830 
1826 
1808 
1SCI9 
1815 
1836 
1830 
1821 
1836 
1850 
1824 
1804 



1804 
1807 
1838 
1820 



1802 
1845 
1800 
1801 
1807 
1812 
1809 
1808 
1842 
1842 
1813 
1805 
183S 
1834 
1824 
1818 
1813 
1804 
1817 



Illinois .. 
S. Illinois 



S. Illinois . 
Kentucky 
Illinois ... 
S. Illinais . 



Illinois ... 

S. Illinois - 

Illinois 

Kentucky 
Illinois ... 
S Illinois . 

Illinois 

S. Illinois . 

Missouri . 
S. Illinois . 
New York 
S. Illinois . 



Indiana .. 
S. Illinois 



Alabama 
S. Illinois 



Indiana ,. 
Missouri 
Illinois .. 



Indiana _. 
S. Illinois . 
Illinois ... 

S. Illinois - 
Kentucky 
Illinois ... 
Kentucky 
Illinois, ... 



S, Illinois 

Indiana ... 
Illinois 
S. Illinois 
Illinois ... 
S. Illinois . 
Illinois ... 
Indiana ... 
Illinois ... 
Pittsburg. 
Illinois ... 



Kentucky 
Illinois ... 
S. Illinois . 



N. England 



1851 
1853 
1831 
1350 
1836 
1827 
1836 
1853 
1860 
1853 
1848 
1851 
1862 
18.16 
1831 
1839 
1857 
1852 
1843 
1859 
1854 
1835 
1853 
1831 
1859 
18o3 
1827 
1851 
1843 
1867 
1865 
1891 
1860 



1869 
1827 
1824 
1828 
1S42 
1867 
IS'tl 
1860 
1846 
1853 
1828 
1830 
1873 
1S21 
1840 
1825 
1838 
1848 
1839 
1872 
1870 
1841 
1825 
1866 
1856 
1866 
1851 
1846 
1836 
1843 
1847 
1849 
1871 
1847 
1852 
1S54 
1S.S4 
1857 



Alton 

Nashville 

Fairview 

Marion County 

Mascoutah .. 

Xenia 

Alton 

Williamson County. 

Tamaroa 

Alton 

Equality 

.Ashley 

DuQyoin 

Albion. 

Bunker Hill 

Olney .. 

Lawrenceville 

Equality 

Hebron 

Olney 

DuQuoin 

Richview 

Mt. Erie 

Litchfield 

Lebanon 

Shipman 

Belleville 

Marion County 

Grayville 

New Haven 

Lebanon 

McLeansboro 

Clay City 

Spring Garden 

Flora 

Noble 

Lebanon 

Upper Alton... 

NewYork. N.Y..... 

Middleton, O 

Olney 

Steelville 

DuQuoin 

Watson 

Freeburg 

Lebanon 

Carbondale 

Elsah. 

Richview 

St. Louis, Mo 

O'Fallon. 

Metropolis .; 

Patoka 

Greenville 

Wanda 

Belleville 

Olney 

Mt. Vernon 

Anna 

Salem . 

Lebanon 

Robinson 

Moravia, Iowa 

Mulberry Grove 

Creston, Iowa 

Lebanon 

Kane . 

O'Fallon 

Patoka 

Preston, Kan 

Marrow 

Sacramento 

Vcrgennes 

Kinmundy 

Centralia 

Lebanon 

Carbondale. . 



1S92 
1862 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1864 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1866 
1866 
1869 



872 
1872 
1872 ' 
1872 
1872 
1873 
1873 
1873 



1S73 
1874 
1875 
1875 
1877 
1878 
1878 
187S 
1879 
1879 
1880 
1880 
1880 
1880 



1881 
1881 
1881 
1882 
1882 
1883 
1884 
1884 
1885 
1885 
1886 
1886 
1887 
1888 
18.89 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1890 
1892 
1892 
1892 
1892 



Members of Conference Deceased 





NATIVITY 


Entered 
Traveling Con. 


DECEASED 


NAME 


Where 


3 


Conference 


a 


Where 


f 

3 


Hawk,JL._ 

Earp, Josepli 

Wagonner, EE 

Handle, Richard 

Miller R D 


England ... 

IHinois 

Georgia 

Ohio 

■Centucky .. 

WaJyraVd'.; 
Massach" tts 
Kentucky .. 
Illinois .... 

Indiana.... 

Ohio 

Vermont... 
Illinois. .. 
New Jersey 
Indiana _ 

i'rnr.:.-::: 

IHnois 

Indiana.... 
Kentucky.. 
Illinois .... 

Ohio 

Vermont .. 

Ireland 

Illinois 

New York.. 

Illinois 

Ohio 

Illinois ... 

England ... 

Kansas 

Kentucky . . 

|[l!nois''.^.!: 

Indiana 

M. Carolina 

Hinois 

Ohio 

Indiana ... 
Kentucky.. 
Illinois 
England... 
■Centucky .. 

Ohio_ 

Perin 

ndiana 

Kentucky .. 

Kentucky.. 

ndiana 

llinois 

Ohio 

llinois 

Tenn 

Holland.... 
Tenn 

llinois 

Ohio 


1820 
l,Sh2 
1S(:.,S 
1S61 

isly 

1S47 
1842 
1S22 
1S46 
1S39 
1.S16 
1823 
1827 
1841 
1817 
ISII 
18*1 
1834 
1826 
1819 
1822 
1815 
1826 
1831 
1835 

1819 
1836 
1827 
1826 
1825 
1827 
185,S 

1872 
1824 
1834 
1824 
1828 
1820 
1818 
1838 
lS49 
1819 
1845 
1827 
184S 
1820 
1835 
l'^33 
1825 
1«36 
lS32 
l83S 
lS72 
1«83 
1873 
1824 
1840 
1829 
1838 
1825 
1825 
lB,52 
1844 
1836 
1841 
1852 
1851 
1858 


Kentucky .. 
S. Illinois .. 

Ohio 

S. Iljinois .. 

Kentucky.. 
S. Illinois.. 

Indiana 

S. Illinois .. 

[ndiana 

Illinois .... 
S.Illinois... 

Illinois 

N. W.Ind.. 
Kentucky .. 
S.Illinois .. 

Kansas 

S. Illinois .. 
St. Louis... 
S. Illinois .. 

Indiana 

, ino! 

• :: 

<Centucky .. 
S. Illinois .. 

Holston.... 
S. Illinois .. 

Vlichigan .. 
S. Illinois .. 

N. Ohio.... 


1889 
1854 
1893 
1853 
1894 
1845 
1893 
1875 
1866 
1876 
1872 
1855 
1859 
1857 
1886 
1841 
1S54 
1888 
1864 
1855 
1844 
1855 
1847 
1852 
1869 
1856 
1856 
1866 
1865 
185S 
1850 
1857 
1860 
1883 
1891 
1899 
1857 
1869 
1857 
1855 
1852 
1857 
1867 
1889 
1855 
1877 
1849 
1872 
1841 
1874 
1869 
1852 
1892 
1869 
1867 
1899 
1806 
1803 
1854 
1867 
1857 
1884 
1856 
1853 
1889 
1884 
1869 
1868 
1896 
1881 
1887 




1894 


Lebanon 


1894 




1894 


Christian County 

Enfield 


1895 
1895 


Locke, J W 


Kansas City, Kansas... 
Patoka 


1895 




1896 


1 hompson. J B 

Blair, FO;. 

Crenshaw, J D 


Salem 


1896 


Trinidad. Col. 

Makanda 


1896 
1896 


Field JW 


Indianapolis, Ind., 

Avena 


1897 


Cullom GW 


1897 




Carlyle 


1897 


Snell, Asa 




1898 


Mcintosh J W- 


Grayville 


1898 


Mapes, Chas 

Bliss, Alfred 


Henderson. Ky., 


1898 
1899 


Burkilt, Wm L 


Beecher City 


1899 


Van Cleve Wm 


OIney 


1899 


Keith, HH. . 


Walshviiie 


1900 


Joy, Ephriam 


Centralia 


1900 




St. Louis, Mo., 


1900 






1900 


Bruner, Wm B 




1901 


Franklin, Jos W 


Pinckneyville 


1901 


Gillham, John D 


Centralia 


1901 


Vandalia 


1901 


Waller Jas L 


Centralia 


1901 


Wallis Wm 


St Louis Mo , 


1901 


Harper, LA 

Ransom, A 

House, M 


Mt. Erie 

Newton 

Greenville 


1902 
1902 
1902 


Green, Silas 

Hale, WG 

Hormel. WH 

Kepley, SO 


Steelville _ 

NewBurnside 

Coffeen_. 

Springer, N Mex 

Owensboro, Ky 

Bartley, Neb 

Bethany 


1902 
1902 
1902 
1903 


Ravenscroft, W E 

Weeden, John 

Davis, W F 


1903 
1904 
1904 


Pierce, BR.. 




1905 


Waggoner, G W 

Rutherford, J P 

Reef, J R 


Upper Alton 


1905 


Haggerstown 


1905 
1905 


Littell, A J 

Nail, J W 


Mound City 

St. Elmo 


1906 
1906 


Stauffer, N 

Leeper, John 

Wright, J W . . . 


Ralstonstan, Okla. 

Nashville 

St. Lous Mo. 


1906 
1906 
1906 


King. ML 

Hampton, J A 

Scawthon, GW 

Eaton, Thos A 

Baker. ChasE 

McGriff, Jas H. 

Bonner, Chas W 

UtIey, BF... 

Grupe, F W 


Albion 

Donnelson 

Kinmundy 

Kansas City, Mo 

Mulberry Grove 

Olney 

Long Beach, Gal 

VloundCity 

Vlarissa 

Mason 


1906 
1907 
1907 
1907 
1908 
1908 
1908 
190S 
1908 


Jewell, SK 


1910 


Lingenfelter, C D 

Nash. Caloway 

Lingenfelter, VD 

VanHouton. AW. 


Clay Cily 

Los Angeles, Cal 

Gonzales, Texas 

Salem 


1910 
1910 
1911 
1911 


Oglesby, Daniel 




1911 




Cleveland, O. 


1911 


Schaeffer, Geo I 


Chester 


1911 


Bennett,JH 


Lldorado 


1911 


Tilroe, Wm 




1911 


Thomson, F L 


Pinckneyville 


1911 


Margrave, W D 




1912 


Crow, Nathanial 


'airfield 1. 


1912 


Steves, HL . ._ 


Benton 


1912 



Miiiisters' Widows 



NAME 


RESIDENCE 


COUNTY 


STATE 




Cairo 

Beaucoup 

Orchardville 

Tamaroa 

Carbondale 

Robmson 

Manito. 

Pinckneyville 

Steelville 

Lebanon 

WalshviUe 

Lebanon 




Illinois 


••WTBarnum 


Washington 

Wayne 




■• W L Burkitt 




•• WB Bruner 


" 


•■ J D Crenshaw 


Jackson 




" LC English 


Crawford 

Mason 




•• G W Farmer 




" JW Franklin . 


Perry 

Randolph 




" CFJay 




■• OV Jones 


St. Clair 




" HH Keith 

■' J W Locke 


St. Clair 

St Clair 




•• DR Miller 


Lebanon! 

Rock Island 

Pinckneyville 

Edwardsville 

Olney 

^S^::::::::::::: 

Centralia 

Watson . 

Newton 

.Mt. Erie 

Anna .... 

Topeka 

St. Louis ... 

Terre Haute 

Los Angeles 


St. Clair . 

Rock Island 

Perry 


• • 


" J A Robinson 

■■ E Root 





" AsaSnell 


Madison 




" Wm Van Cleve 


Richland 




• E E Wagoner.. 


Effiingham- . 




" Samuel Walker 

" J L Waller 


Clinton .. 

Marion 




" D Williamson 




•' 


" L R Harper 












'■ Silas Green 

" W G Hale 

'• C T Douthitt 

•' J W Wright 

'• J D Gillham 


Union 

Shawneetown 

St. Louis 


Kansas 

Missouri..... 
Indiana 


" J B Reynolds 


Nebraska.... 


" J B Thompson 

" C T J Tolle 


Geneva Lake 

Halls Summitt 

Haggerstown 

Centralia 

Fairfield 

Carbondale 

St*o„ ;::::■::::; 

Indianapolis 

Belknap 

Salem 

Ingalls 


._^_. 


Wisconsin... 


'• J P Rutherford 




Illinois 


"BR Pierce 


Marion 


" ...^. 


" A J Littell . - 


Wayne 

Jackson... 

Vermillion 


..-}!. 


" J R Reef 

"CO Morris.... 




" J A Hampton... 

" J W Field 

" B F Utiey 

" C E Baker 


Montgomery 

Marion ... 

Johrison 


Indiana.::::: 

Illinois - 


" J H McGriff . 






" C W Bonner 

" F W Grupe 


Long Branch 

Mt. Vernon 

Chicago . 

Los Angeles... 

Chesrer 

Richview 

Salem 

Eldorado ..c 

Robinson 

Marion 

Herrin 

McLeanesboro 

Benton 




California ... 
Illinois 


"SKJewell.. 

" Calloway Nash 

" G L Schaffer .... 

" D Oglesby 

"AW Van Houton .. 

" J H Bennett 

•• Wm Tilroe 

" F L Thomson 

"WD Margrave 

" Nathaniel Crow 

" H L Steves 


Cook 

Randolph ' 

Washington 

Marion 

Saline 

Crawford 

Williamson 

Williamson 

Hamilton 

Franklin 


Calif arnia.... 
Illinois 







Sessions of Conference 



SECRETARY 



STATISTIC N 



Belleville F R Ames . 

Mt. Carmel L Scott 

Mt. Vernon... -.. ..jFRAmes. 

Alton ;ESJanes__. 

IS.ifj Salem -JM Simpson 

Lebanon L Scott 

1858 Olney T A Morris 

1859Richview E R Ames . 

1S60 Bunker Hill |M Simpson 

1861 Salem |E S Ja 



Alton- 



19, 1806 Central 



E R Ames. 

I'/lt. Carmel O C Baker 

Belleville 
Olne 



Litchfield . 
DuQyoin . 
Vandaiia . 



187U Lebanon- 



Cairo 

Mt. Vernon.-. 

Jerseyvilie 

Mt. Carmel 

Cenfcralia 

Olney ... 

Mt. Vernon.... 

Alton 

Salem 

Fairfield 

Greenville 

Mt Vernon 

lleviile 

Fairfield .. 

Edwardsville ._ 

Vandaiia 

Olney 

East St. Louis_- 
Carbondale . 



Mt. Carmel T B. 



Mt. Vernon... 

elleville 

Flora 

McLeansboro. 
1895 Metropolis ... 

Jersey villc 

Mt. Vernon- — 

DuQyoin 

Mt. Carmel ... 
Edwardsville _ 

Alton 

Fairfield 

Mt. Vernon... 

Jtchfield 

East St. Louis. 

Vandaiia 

Mt. Carmel ... 
McLeansboro. 

1909 Centralia 

1900 Olney 

1911 East St. Louis. 

1912 Cairo 



E S Janes 

L Scott 

E Thomson 

E R Ames 

E S Janes 

E Thomson 

M Simpson 

L Scott 

T Bowman 

I W Wiley. _- 

L Scott 

RS Foster-.. 
M Simpson ... 

J T Peck 

S M Merrill ... 
E G Andrews. 
CDFoss 



JFHu 
MSimi 



rst . 



Simpson .. 

T Bowman 

R S Foster... 
WX Ninde.. 
J M Walden . 

CDFoss 

J P Newman. 
SM Merrill.. 



H W Warren-. 

RS Foster 

C H Fowler 

WF Mallalieu.. 

J W Joyce 

J N Fitzeerald... 

SM Merrill 

P AGoodsell... 
E G Andrews... 

WX Ninde 

J N Fitzgerald... 
J H Vincent. ... 
J M Walden.... 
C C McCabe. ... 

D H Moore 

D AGoodselL- 
Earl Cranston... 

F M Bristol 

H Spellmeyer 

W F McDowell. 
W F McDowell. 
C W Smith 



Leaton 

Leaton 

Leaton. 

J Leaton 

J Leaton 

M Shephard-. 
M Shephard.. 
M Shephard.. 
M Shephard.. 

J Leeper 

J W Caldwell. 
J W Caldwell. 
J W Caldwell. 
J W Caldwell. 

R Aliyn 

J W Caldwell. 
J W Caldwell. 

R Allyn 

R Allyn 

R Allyi 

R Allyn 

R Allyn 

R Allyn 

T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
T H Herdman 
F M Van Treese 
F M Van Treese 
F M Van T: 
F M Van Treese 
O H Clark... 
O H Clark. ... 
O H Clark.... 
O H Clark.-.. 
O H Clark ... 
O H Clark.... 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van CI 
J W Van CI 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van CI 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 

FL West 

C D Shumard- 
C D Shumard - 
J W Cummins 
J W Cummins 
J W Cummins 
J C Kinison--. 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison... 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison .-. 
J C Rinison 



J, Leeper . 

Leeper 

J D Gillham-.. 

J W Nail 

J W Nail 

JiWNall 

J W Nail 

J W Lane 

■ WLane 

WLane 

J WLane 

J WLane 

J WLane 

JP Dew 

T H Herdman 

J Harris 

J Harris 

J Harris 

W Wallis 

WWallis 

W Wallis 

W Wallis 

E A Hoyt 

E A Hoyt 

E A Hoyt 

E A Hoyt 

E A Hoyt 

E A Hoyt 

I W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 
J W Van Cleve 

- G Dee 

J G Dee 

■ YReid 

YReid 

J YReid 

• YReid 

) YReid 

" YReid 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison... 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison 

J C Kinison... 
L W Porter.-. 
L W Porter.... 
L W Porter.... 
L W Pofter.... 
G R Goodman 
G R Goodman 
G R Goodman 



For the first seven years of the Conference, the Secretary or assistant 
did the Work of the vStatistician. 



Present indebtednes 
on Church Properly. 



Paid on old indebted- 
ness on Church Prop- 
erty 



Paid for building and 
improving Churches 
and Parsonages 



IS? 



:S8^ 



ss 



jmi^tMt^lOO 



Probable Valv 



;S8 



!8SSS8 



iliiiiii? 



No. of Parsonages. 



Probable Value. 



88? 



OOOO PO o ooo o ooooo oo o oc 
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No. of Churches. 



No. of Members . 



No. of Junior Chapters 



No. of Membe 



No. of Senior Chapters 



No. of Scholars, includ- 
ing Cradle Roll and 
Home Department- __ 



No. of Officers and 
Teachers 



oioununoo I lOicM lOO 



50 I « ^OO 

5 1^ I -* u-j r^ 



o I c^i ^ o ^ ^1 o -: 



S°^?°°:$ St 



I'd-OO lOOCvicC^roOCOOlOCOr 



) vD >* O w -■ C 



J0N0N'0')-C0Ot0t-~t 



No. of Schools. 



No. of Adults Baptized 



No. of Childr 
tized 



No. of Deaths. 



a\^ ^ I o 



No. of Local Preachers 



No. of Full Members. 



vO^c^t^lOO'^O^'-'O^OOO 



1°^^ IS??i 



No. of Probationers. 



2 si 



-< < li K P3 m X CI C WWfc C O 



c 5 a c c K X ii, -2 ■;:> ^ ?. ?j ;?; s s !§ S -X X > 






(b) Sunday Schc 



(a) Churche 



Current Expenses, Les- 
son Leaves, Books, etc 



3 O O O w VO 1, 






(7^ OD ^ t-< On o^ f 



No. of Membersof Sun- 
day School Converted 
during the Year 



No. of Scholars wheth- 
er Attendants or Mem 
bers in Home Depart 
ment, who are hurch 
Members or Prob; 
tioners 



No. of Officers and 
Teachers who are 
Church Members or 
Probationers 






I in 0^ re fO CO NO c 



Total Enrollment in all 
Departments, includ- 
ing radle Roll and 
Home Department, 
but not Officers and 
Teachers 



) o OT c: in 00 (M (^1 r^ N£) rM c 



No of Children on the 
Cradle Roll 



iSSffi \7^ : : '^s-^ae 



No. of Members in the 
Home Department 



Average Attendance of 
all Grades 



jooinNooooNOomo 



'-H 1 '»nrOGOC\10NON0^1000Ct^GO-N3--^ 



No. of Scholars of all 
Grades, not including 
radle Roll and Home 
Department 



rj-cor-Ho |^^^^o^OlnlnfOlo^o^2^^^e 



No. of Officers and 
Teachers 



= ^S?^ iS?;?jg^sS]2;'^;?SSg!CiK;^ 



No of Schools. 



< I 4-1 ^ *J l; f^ II 1; 






tJVO M n 
I'-S a >. s <ii iJ V ^ M'" 



<::<:<^;^'!§«uawK'S53cooccKKl.55^^S;^SEl'||.|;i 



Sunday Schools, 
Lesson Leaves, 
Books, etc.... 



Church Sexto 
Fuel, Light, etc. 



Total Support: Pastors. Con- 
ference Claimants, District 
Superintendents and Bishops 

° S Amount Paid 



Amount Appor- 
tioned 



2 t5 C 5 Amount Paid. 

i|lJ 



0.Q 3 g Amount Appoi 
r^"'"- tioned 



owe 



Amount Paid 



Amount Appoi 
tioned 



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in u-i r-j o o 10 o o o in o »o 10 



5 \D C/0 f>) rv] r^ O t^ C 



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1 1^ r.i u-, r^ 10 01 ^ 10 OM^ I 



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Total . 



S^8§S 



SoS jONOOinOOO 



Salary 



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House Rent. 



8 :S :8I5SS8S88? 



:S8SS8g8S 1888^888 



Salary 



iSS UDC 



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Grand Total 


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i 


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1 


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5^ 


iCMCvJtg 


i^iSs 


i-i2 


5->|s«^ 


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5 


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General Office Expenses 
of EpwortK League 


ro ; j 




rN 




" 






■ ;^ ,^ 


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General Conference Ex- 
penses. __ 
















; ; : ; 


, , , , . . . rvi 1 1 1 ; ; cc 


Total Benevolent Collec- 
tions 


i^s 


2S 


:?,^s;s;3g ;^'"fe 


;;2^S5S;c^S'-^S 




Domestic Missions-. 


; ,;;£ 


o . 


^-S^S^ ; : ;g 


lOCMioi^ooin ;'"^ 


Monument Fund 


^-^ ; 


^c 


^c^c.. ;„c. p ;^ 




Other Benevolent Collec- 
tions - - 


^-"S 


:g 


?^?S^ ;2 ; i i" 


; :5S^Sd-?- ;?;s§2^h:2| 


2 


Local Educational Inter- 


...cco 


coo 


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1. 


I 
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3 

a. 

5 

en 
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8 

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Z 

03 


Total Diaciplinary Col- 
lections .. 


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>, (b) Supplies.. 


^ 














- N 


i^ i i i i 








n (a) Cash 


1 r 






i |. 




" i 2 N 


3 °-^ i 








s: 


Womau's Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society 


o i 




g ^ 'g ^S'^ 1 ' '^ '.; i :5^^ ;'^ 1 ' 


Yi : 


- 


-+ 


American Bible Society. 


. : ; >... ; ; '^ \^>^ | ; i ; ■ ; :^^..^c... i 


^ '- 


-> ; 


^^ 


Freedman's Aid Society. 


. ;..,.„. V,..,.... ; : ;. ; ; :.c.,o^........o 


JD 


^ 
^ 
_ 


2^ 


Permanent Fund 


IN 




. 




', ', \ - ' ' ' !~~ 


r 








Connectional 
Fund 


"^ ■ I 




., 








i,o. 1 : i ' 


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1 1 CO 






(b) Sunday 
Schools... 


^ ' ^ 


.„o 




- 


" ," ^ 


■... 1 ^... ■ 


V • 


- 


(a) Church 


' 






.,., 


. ;.,. 1 |o,.- 




,o. ■ 1 '^...^ 


., 1 1 


s 


^3 


(c) Children's 
Fund . .. 


,.. j... 


-1 ^D O -3- * 


; ; ;o 


I-- b— — i— ; 


Bi 




(b) Sunday 
Schools.. 






i 
























w 


(a) Church-- 






- 










- i i ; i 


, ;., 


^ 




i-^ 




\ 


^' 


111 


(c'l Special 
Gifts 

(b) Sunday 
Schools 

(a) Church 


1 : ; 




; 






















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■ 




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(c) Special 
Gifts 












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1 \° 




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2 




(b) Sunday 
Schools 


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::' 


stc?^^ .^s * g^ -""^s ^.^^.^ ^^is^'-^s i 


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(a) Church 


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1 



Present indebtedness 
on Church Property.. 



Paid on old indebted- 
ness on Church Prop- 
erty 

Paid for building and 
improving Churches 
and Parsonages 



Probable Value. 



No. of Parsonages- 



Probable Value. 



No. of Churches. 



No. of Members 



No. of Junior Chapters 



No. of Members. 



No. of Senior Chapters 



No. of Scholars, includ 
ing Cradle Roll and 
hlome Department 



No. of Officers and 
Teachers 



t« No. of Schools. 



ill 



> ro >0 1^1 r-4 1-^ "O ^ O O 



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o 00 '^1 — ' in p 



No. of Adults Baptized 



No. of Childr 

tized 



Bap- 



No. of Deaths. 



No. of Local Preachers 



No. of Full Members. 



No. of Probationers. 



- lO -S- .-• .^ On 






1, a (u C 
!c s c: o 



sJiS 






ri —i o V ■" ^ X 
a •< K o A X X 
S M I i I ! 



6 ^ 






ii"-'oooooo 

U Q WWWWWKfc C W X 



2 
O 



'mi 



tiXX 



. ii ii 



U 2 



(b) Sunday Schools 



Current Expenses, Les- 
son Leaves, Books, etc 



)r^CO^OO'*(>lr^\DOav'rfi 



?SS!GSS'23:J2^'="='^°'^^oc: 



No. of Members of Sun- 
day School Converted 
during the Year _ 

No. of Scholars wrheth- 
er Attendants or Mem - 
bers in Home Depart- 
ment, who are Church 
Members or Proba- 
tioners 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers who are 
Church Members or 
Probationers 



;^i; 



cc c/; CTMni^ r^ t^ o ' 



2s: 



Total Enrollment in all 
Departments includ- 
ing radle Roll and 
Home Department, 
but not Officers and 
Teachers 

No of Children on the 
Cradle Roll 

No. of Members in the 
Home Department 

Average Attendance of 
all Grades 

No. of Scholars of all 
Grades, not including 
r^idle RollandHome 
Department 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers 

No of Schools 



lo .^ [, ct; 1-1 1^ -H "^1 Tj- go so ^ 'O <^, c^ ? iC' in ?j S 1^ 12 CO ml 5 o ft ?! tC i 



l^.'^l 



O m t3 



ooccCT;oaNOiooir)oiooN^rv)-fj-oioioooio>0'^ioir)t^Loovoiooojoii 



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)K^j (M ^ rvi fY^ ^ ^ ^ ^ to o.) rv] ^ ro CO ^1 o1 ^ CM i-i ^ r^ 



j;? 



>. o t. s oj-r--ii « E ^ -7 5^ ^ -V •'5^ -"5^ s'> £ 12* ii-r o'> o J 
^ S S a Ji=5=5 « o § 3 S S S S 2 g ji s; I ^-g g = ifc f1 a--^ 






o a o 

'^S S g a 



Total . 



Sunday Schools, 
Lesson Leaves, 
Books, etc. . _ . . . . . 



- sO C- 1-- T, r^ cr o Q -^ o C- ■* Ch '-••—•-'— "". "". "". r^ ; 



■■^ml 



5 I Chuich Sexto n, 
(J Fuel, Light, etc 



Total Support: Pastors. Con- 
ference Claimants, District 
Superintendents and Bishops 



Amount Paid. 



§■(2 j Amount Appor- 
(n tioned 



I *^ ij c ■" I Amount Paid 

li lUi \ 

[I aQjS S j Amount Appor- 
1"^ I tioned 



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§ :§? i^8;?ss;!^,gsssg?ssgss? 



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cOtS'-' tioned 



Amount Appor- 



• — I ro CO lO lO U-; 



!g^q^ 



I CM ro O -^ ro rf ro .-« cxj Tt- r-i ro lO CM i-h 



OOg i-^CNCOOCO^OrOiOiOOOCMOOO^OfN-*iOC--iOO O 



Deficier 



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louse Kent 



Salary 



lO tM to -(i- O 



?8SSt'SS :SSS :gSS : § 



8^§S8S888:2§SS88? 

votot^cM^or^r^oto tJ-voc^o^ 



lO to o o o o to o o o c-^ 

t^r'50000r^00pt~. 






House Rent. 



i^§8 



??is 



ocMr^^orCiotoco 



; OCO I CDO 



Salary 



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Genera! Office Expenses 
of Epworth L ea gue 



'. Conference Ex- 



Total Benevolent Collec- 
tions ' 



Domestic Missii 



l-~ 00 O ro 1 IM ^ c 



M 



Monument Fund 

Other Benevolent Collt c- ! P,^. 

ti ons 

L^cal Educational Inter- 



;gsj ;^ 



Total Diaciplinary Col- 
lections ._ 



-OrOfOWO '-^xJ■OOOOa^^Oa^^CC^O^OO^C10^0■^fMC^)OOOVO.~' ^ 



i5 £ c t 



(b) Supplies. 



Woman's Foreign Mi; 
sionary Society 



American Bible Society . 



Freedman's Aid Society. 



I O 'i-O) o rovo ■ r-l 



-n U BJ 


Permanent Fund 




Connectional 
Fund 




(b) Sunday 
Schools 




(a) Church 



(c) Children'i 
Fund 



(b) Sunday 
Schools.... 



'^ (a) Church- 

Gpn'l Education 






ca u 



(c^ Special 
Gifts ...., 



(b) Sunday 
Schools 



2i 



(c) Special 
Gifts 



(b) Sunday 
Schools 






-li 



30 l^^0^c^O00^00CMO^Oc^Jlr>(^^ ico-oc 



ON lo .-H -H o r^ o o CO I vo lo^ 






^ „,, , 3 3 S S 3 S 



■?'> -r " I' 2 ^ 5 S X X S ; 



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on Church Property .. 

Paid on old indebted- 
ness on Church Prop- 
erty 

Paid for building and 
improving Churches 
and Parsonages 

Probable Value 

No. of Parsonages 

Probable Value 

No. of Churches 

No. of Members 

No. of Junior Chapters 
No. of Members. 

No. of Senior Chapters 

No. of Scholars, includ- 
ing Cradle Roll and 
Home Department-. _ 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers 

No. of Schools 

No. of Adults Baptized 

No. of Children Bap- 
tized 

No of Deaths 

No. of Local Preachers 
No. of Full Members- - 
No. of Probationers 



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(b) Sunday Schools 



(a) Churches. 



Current Expenses, Les- 
son Leaves, Books, etc 



No. of Members of Sun- 
day School Converted 
during the Year 



No. of Scholars wheth 
er Attendants or Mem 
bers in Home Depart 
ment, who are Church 
Members or Proba- 
tioners 






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No. of Officers and 
Teachers virho are 
Church Members 
Probationers 






Total Enrollment in all 
Departments includ- 
ini radle Roll and 
Home Department, 
but not Officers and 
Teachers 



No of Children on th< 
Cradle Roll 



No. of Members in the 
Home Department 



Average Attendance of 
all Grades '_ 

No. of Scholars of all 
Grades, not including 
■"(di^ RollanJHome 
Department 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers 

No of Schools 



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Lesson Leaves. 
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tions 


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Domestic Missions 


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Monument Fund 


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tions 


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American Bible Society. 




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Connectional 
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(b) Sunday 
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No. of Senior Chapters 

No. of Scholars, includ- 
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Home Department... 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers 

No. of Schools 

No. of Adults Baptized 

No. of Children Bap- 
tized 

No. of Deaths 

No. of Local Preachers 
No. of Full Members. _ 
No. of Probationers.. - 



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Current Expanses, Les- 
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No. of Merr bersof Sun- 
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during th; Year 



No. of Scholars wheth- 
er Atten ^ants or Mem- 
bers in / iome Depart- 
ment, vv ho are Church 
Membe rs or Proba- 
tioners 



No. o'' Officers and 
Teacf ers who are 
Chun h Members or 
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Nc of Children on the 
Cradle Roll 

N 3. of Members in the 
Home Department-. - 

Average Attendance of 
all Grades 

No. of Scholars of all 
Grades, not including 
Cradle Roll and Home 
Department 

No. of Officers and 
Teachers 

No of Schools 



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4037 
3110 
3227 
4268 
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5879 
4539 
5972 
6800 
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Alphabetic Roll of Conference 65-67 

Appointments .. __22-24 

Board of Examiners 49 

Chronological Roll 17-19 

Conference Officers 12 

Conference Examination 49 

Conference Board of Education 15 

Conference Visitors to Educational Institutions. 15 

Conference Societies, Officers of 14 

Committees, Standing 12-13 

Certificate of Ordination 36 

Conference Sessions 72 

Distribution of Minutes 11 

Disciplinary Question 20-21 

District Boards __14 

Deaconess Board .__45 

Examination at Conference 50 

Division of the Work 49 

Post Graduate Course. 50 

Journal of Conference 1 25-38 

Members of Conference, Deceased 69-70 

Memoirs 54-64 

Ministers Widows 71 

Probationers 68 

Reports 40-52 

Report, Stewards 40 

Report W. F. M. S -53 

Report W. H. M. S 53-54 

Resolutions 52 

Standing Rules 10 

Standing Committees 12-13 

Special Services 16 

Statistical Tables 73-101 




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