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ASTOR, LENOX AND 
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OF I 1898. 



SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIFTH 

YEARLY CONFERENCE 

OF 

THE PEOPLE CALLED METHODISTS, 

'IN THB CONNEXION ESTABLISHED BY THE LATE . 

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CONTENTS, 



^Constituting the Conference 

Election of the President and the Secretary 

Names of Members of the Legal Conference 



PAGE 

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i 

2-4 



SECTION I. 
THE PASTORAL SESSION. 



Ministers admitted into Full Connexion 
Preachers remaining on Trial . 
Preachers received on Trial 
President's List of Reserve 
Ministers becoming Supernumeraries 
Supernumeraries returning to the Full Work . . 
Ministers who have Died since the last Conference 
Ministers who have Ceased to be Recognised . 
Stations of Ministers and Preachers on Trial . 
Return of Members of Society and on Trial 
Official Appointments : 

To the Irish Conference .... 
Flrench Coqfereixce . . 
South African Conference . 
West Indian Conference • 
Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Assembly 
Isle of Man Annual District Synod 
Examinations of Candidates for Ordination 
„ Preachers on Trial . 

. „ . Candidates for the Ministry . 

Discipline Committees : Theological Institution 
„ . Missionary Society . , 

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II, 12 

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67-202 

203-214 



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. 216 

. 216 

216, 217 

217-234 

234-240 

240-243 

. 243 



vi CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Ministerial Secretary of Nomination Committee . 243 

Book Affairs 244-246 

Resolutions of the last Conference now Confirmed .... 246 
Resolutions to be submitted to the Synods ..... 246 
Miscellaneous Resolutions ... « . , 246-254 

SECTION II. 

THE REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 

Committee of Privileges : Ordinary and Extraordinary . . 255-258 
Foreign Missions ......... 25S-261 

„ „ Deputations to Districts .... 262-264 

Ministers' Children : Maintenance and Education . • . 265-272 

Chapel Affairs 272-280 

Home Mission and Contingent Fund 281-303 

„ I, Deputations to Districts ..... 303, 304 

Worn Out Ministers* and Ministers* Widows' Auxiliary Fund . 304-307 

Theological Institution 307-312 

Exlucation 313-322 

Children's Home and Orphanage 322-325 

Religious Observance of the Lord's Day 325-327 

Elxtension of Methodism in Great Britain 327, 328 

Necessitous Local Preachers • 329 

Temperance 330-332 

Methodist Settlement in London 332, 333 

Social Purity 333f 334 

Allan Library 335 

CEA:umenical Conference 336 

Concerted Action 336, 337 

Local Preachers . 337-34 1 

Wesleyan Methodist Twentieth Century Fund . . 342-347 

Resolutions of the last Conference now Confirmed .... 347 
Resolutions to be Submitted to the Synods . ... 347 

Miiscellaneous Resolutions • • . . . • 348-363 

SECTION III. 

BUSINESS TRANSACTED PARTLY IN THE PAS* 
TORAL AND PARTLY IN THE REPRESENTATIVE 
SESSION. 

Methodism in Wales 364 

JXstrict Conventions . ..,..,.. 364, 365 
OJSc/al Returns, .••••,». ^ "i^^ 



CONTENTS. vii 

SECTION IV. 
THE CONFERENCE OF 1899. 

PAGE 

The Pastoral Session : Ministers to be chosen by the Districts 366, 367 
The Representative Session: Ministers and Laymen to be 

elected by the Districts ... . . 368, 369 

SECTION V. 
STANDING ORDERS 370-413 



Time of Meeting of Connezional Committees .... 414-416 

Connexional Funds 417-420 

Itinerant Methodist Preachers' Annuitant Society . . . 420 

SECTION VI. 

SPECIAL AND ANNUAL ADDRESSES. 
Pastoral Address, etc. • . 421-458 

APPENDICES. 

I. The Roll of the Representative Session • • • • 459-467 
II. Army and Navy : Officiating Ministers and Members . 468-477 

III. Training Colleges, Day-school and Sunday-school Statistics 478-483 

IV. Children's Home and Orphanage 4^3-485 

V. Temperance and Bands of Hope 485, 486 

VI. Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund 487 

VII. Extension of Methodism Fund 488 

VIII. Office of Theological Institution and other Funds . . . 489 
IX. Common Cash of the Connexional Funds . . . 490, 491 

X. Methodism in Wales ' . . 491-493 

XI. Course of Reading for Local Preachers .... 494, 495 

XII. Wesley Guild 496 

XIII. Order and Form of the Business of the Conference . 497-507 

XIV. Wesleyan Methodist Trust Assurance Company, limlled » ^^ 



Vift tONTENTS. 

PAGE 

Schedule A : fee^tifni T>r Members from the various Circuits in 

Great Britain ; with the Contributions from, and Grants to, the 

Districts .......... 509-534 

Schedule B : Amounts to be raised in each District for the Fund 

for the Maintenance and Education of Ministers* Children' 535, 536 
Alphabetical List of Ministers and Probationers; with Postal 

Addresses ............ 537-610 

Alphabetical List of Lay Members of Committees appointed by the 

Conference ; with Postal Addresses .... 611-622 

Alphabetical List of Ministers and Probationers in Connexion with 

the French Conference ; with Postal Addresses . \ . 623^ 624 
Alphabetical List of Ministers and Probationers in Connexion with 

the South African Conference ; also of Native Ministers ; with 

Postal Addresses 625-629 

Alphabetical List of Ministers and Probationers in Connexion with 

the West Indian Conferences; with Postal Addresses . 630-632 
Alphabetical List of Circuits in Great Britain, Ireland, and Foreign 

Missions . . . , . ... • ... 633-648 
Alphabetical Index of Contents • • . • 649-660 



Meslegan SJeH^obist CJ^nrrl^. 



MINUTES, Etc. 

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL 

CONFERENCE. 

HUGH PRICE HUGHES, M.A., President, 
MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 



THE Yearly Conference of the People called Methodists, 
in the Connexion established by the late Rev. John 
Wesley, AM., assembled in Hull, on Tuesday, July 19, 1898, 
and concluded its sittings on Wednesday, August 3, 1898. 

The number of the Legal Conference was completed by the 
election of William Perkins, Charles H. Crookshank, M.A., 
Henry Soper, and Nehemiah Cumock (b), in the place of 
William F. Moulton, M.A., D.D., William Crook, D.D., John 
Evans (b), and Robert Newton Young, D.D., deceased. 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., was elected President 
of the Conference, and the Rev. Marshall Hartley was re- 
elected Secretary. 

The Rev. James D. Tetley, Supernumerary Minister, was 
declared to have ceased, by lapse of time, to be a member of 
the Legal Conference. The Rev. Henry Bone was elected in 
his place. 



MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL CONFERENCE. [1898. 



The following are the Members of the LEGAL CONFER- 
ENCE as thus completed : 



Entered the 
Ministry 

1867 Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President 

1868 Marshall Hartley, Secretaty 

1838 William Arthur, M.A. (President 1866) 

1841 William B. Pope, D.D. {President 1877) ... 

1845 James H. Rigg, D.D. (President 1878, 1892) 

1840 Benjamin Gregory, D.D. (President 1879) ... 
1845 Ebenezer E. Jenkins, LL.D. (President 1880) . 

1849 ChsLvles Garrett (President 1SS2) 

1845 Thomas M'Cullagh (President 1883) 

1845 Richard Roberts (President 1885) 

1846 John Walton, M.A. (President 1887) ... 
1852 Joseph Bush (President 1888) 

1857 Charles Henry Kelly (President 1889) ... 
i860 T. Bowman Stephenson, D.D. (President 1891) 

1858 Henry John Pope, D.D. (President 1893) 
1858 Walford Green (President 1894) 

1857 David James Waller, D.D. (President 1895) 
1852 Marshall Randies, D.D. (President 1896) 

1858 William L. Watkinson (President 1897) 

1841 Wallace M'Mullen, D.D 

1851 Geoi^ge W. Olver, B.A 

1852 John Bond ... 

1851 George Bowden, D.D 

1852 Henry J. Piggott, B.A. 

1853 George Stringer Rowe 

1861 William H. DaUinger, D.D., LL.D., D.Sc., F.R.S 

1862 Frederic W. Macdonald 

1856 John S. Banks 

1853 Richard Green 

1865 Mark Guy Pearse 

1857 Thomas Ghampness 

1865 Silvester Whitehead 



acted 

886 
890 
856 
864 
866 
867 
864 
871 

875 
874 
870 

873 
878 

880 

885 

882 

881 

882 

883 

871 

876 

876 

877 

878 

878 

880 

881 

881 

882 

884 

885 

886 



1898.] MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL CONFERENCE. 



1852 



1849 
1859 
1857 
i860 
1868 
1864 
1848 
^875 
1854 
1851 
J 864 
1856 
1862 
1865 
1852 
1S67 
iS5» 
1871 
1859 
1846 
.1859 
1864 
1851 
1 861 
1849 
1859 
1853 
1870 
1854 
1865 
1851 



Featherstone Kellett 

Thomas W. S. Jones 

Thomas Allen 

Joseph Posnett 

George Fletcher ... 

John Rhodes (b) 

Joseph Nettleton ... 

W. Theophilus Davison, MA.., D.D. 

Joseph Agar Beet, D.D. ... 

Robert Jones (b) 

George Patterson 

WiUiam F. Slater, M.A. 

John Woods Ballard 

Albert Clayton 

Thomas Wilkes 

Wesley Guard 
William D. Walters 
Thomas Brackenbury 
Thomas Gimn Selby 
Arminius Bui^ss ... 
Peter Thompson 
William Henry Thompson 

GiffardDorey 

Richard Watson Allen 

Owen Watkins 

Thomas Moran (a) ... 
William Nicholas, M.A., D.D. 

John Jeffreys 

Hugh Jones (b) ... 
Stephen Cox ... . ... 

George Gillanders Findlay, RA. 
John Holmes 
William Henry Clogg 
George Piercy 



4 MEMBERS OF THE LEGAL CONFERENCE, [il 

EdUred the _, 

1866 Joshua Haigh 

185a James J. Prescott 

1871 James CbapmaD 

185s Edward Workman ... 

1858 Wesley Brunyate 
1850 Charles H. Bishop ... 
1866 WilliamBurgcss... 

1855 Jabez Marrat 

1857 William Maltby ... 

1856 Irvine Johnston 
1856 John Hutcheon, M,A. 
i8;i Charles Weayon, M.D., M.Ch. 
1856 James Cuttibertson 

1865 John Milton Brown ... 

1856 Charles Swann ell 
1863 John Smith Simon ... 

1857 Benjamin Broadley 

1874 Henry Ha^h 

1857 Gcoi^e Richard Ostmni ., 

1863 Henry Exell Gr^g ... 
iSfis Robert Crawford Johnson, D.D. 

1856 James OUver 

1864 Enoch Salt 

1863 James Robertson 
1855 Henry R. Burton 
1871 John Hornabrook 

1857 Peter Hargreaves ... 
1869 John T. F. Halligey ... 
1857 Edward Farrar Hardwick 

1864 William Perkins 

1859 Charles H. Crookshank, M.A. 
1857 Henry Soper 

1866 Henry Bone 
i860 Nehemiah Cumock^s) 



1898.] ADMITTED INTO FULL CONNEXION. 5 

The Pastoral Session adjourned on Friday, July 22. The 
Representative Session assembled on Monday, July 25, and 
concluded its business on Friday, July 29. The Pastoral 
Session was resumed, and completed its business on Wednesday, 
August 3. At the end of each Session the Minutes of the 
Session were read. The several Minutes of both Sessions 
were adopted by the Legal Conference. 

In the following pages, the business which belongs to the 
Pastoral Session is placed first ; that belonging to the Repre- 
sentative Session, second ; and then follows that which stands 
in relation to both. 

The Conference in its Pastoral Session consisted, in addition 
to such Members of the Legal Conference as were able to be 
present, of such other Ministers as had been authorised to attend. 

The Conference in its Representative Session consisted of 
such Members of the Legal Conference as had declared at the 
May Meeting of the District Synods their intention to attend, 
and of such Ministers and Laymen as were duly chosen. 

For the names of those so chosen see Appendix L 



SECTION I. 

THE PASTORAL SESSION. 

Q. I. Who are now admitted into Full Connexion 

with the Conference ? 
A. X. In Great Britain, 

Joseph Cartwright Adlard, Robert Bond, 

Henry Herbert Ashby, Ernest Joseph Chappell, 

John Barlow, Thomas Leonard Climer, 

Thomas Hugh Barratt, B.A., B. L Kingsbury Cowling, 

Alfred Barrett, William Rowland Cox, 

Arthur Derham Baskerville, Thomas Davies, 

Edwin Bell, Thomas Seaton Davies, 

John Birtwistle, William Thomas E.W\^, 

Gcoi^e Herbert Bloye, Samuel Leonard E.vaiv&, 



REMAINING ON TRIAL. 



[1898. 



Richard William Farnell, 
George Reilly Forde, 
Edward Greeves, 
Sidney Benjamin Gregory, 

B.A., 
Frederic Milton Halstead, 
Thomas Bevers Hindsley, 
William Henry Huggins, 
Edwin Douglas Jackson, B.A., 
David Gwynfryn Jones, 
Llewellyn Alfred Jones, 
Morris Edward Jones, 
Robert William Jones, 
John Charles Jowett, 
Joseph Martin, 



Herbert Henry Minchin, 
Maddison Phillipson, B.A., 
Tom Akrill Pye, 
Sydney Robert Rees, 
Elijah Sholl Richards, 
Samuel Yelland Richards, 
Griffith Owen Roberts, 
Exlwin Thomas Simpson, 

B.A., 
John Smith (c), 
John Herbert Tite, 
Thomas Alfred Turney, 
James Claude Whiting, 
Thomas Henry Williams, 
Harold Ernest Wright, B.A. 



2. .In our Foreign Missions^ 

(i) Ministers sent out from the United Kingdom — 



Franklin James Blake, 
James Home Darrell, B.A., 
Austin Herbert Davey, 
Thomas Herbert Kidd, 
Henry Thomas Lazenby, 
John Birchenhall Longden, 



Thomas Morris, 

Edgar Wesley Thompson, 

M.A., 
George Christopher Walker, 

B.A., 
Ralph Herbert Williams. 



(2) Ministers admitted for service in the countries specified — 
Alfred Henry da Silva, Por- Michael C. Bowen, Africa, 



tugaL 
Cornelius E. P. Wijisinghe, 

Oyhn, [Ceylon, 

Don Thomas T. Wijisinghe, 

5. In Ireland, 

Robert Davis Cody, 
Lindsay Humphries Cullen, 



William Blanshard Marke, 

Africa. 
Philip Mushi, Africa, 



Robert Maxwell. 



Q. II. Who Remain on Trial ? 

A. X. In Great Britain, 

(i) Richard Ernest Little, who has travelled five years. 

(2) John William AUcock, George Henry Bainbridge, 

Robert Sims Armsby, BJl., John Davison Brown, 



1898.] 



REMAINING ON TRIAL. 



Arthur Thomas Burbridge, 

B.A., 
Stanley Malvern Butters, B. A., 
James Sidmouth Cooper, 
Trevor Hughes Davies, 
William Ernest Easton, 
Frank Edwards, 
Ernest Sayer Ellis, 
Tom Henry Fenn, 
James Fielding, 
William FrederickFlemington, 
Robert Mofiat Gautrey, 
Henry Rule Glanville, 
Edward Grainger, 
Cecil Frederick Groom, 
John Hannah, 
Sidney Harris, 
John William Harrison, 
John Wesley Hart, 
William Hoad, 
Frederick George Howland, 
David Meurig Jones, 
Joseph Hudson Kay, 
Richard Kennedy, 
John Raine Langstaff, 



Edwin Charles Lansdown, 
William Henry I-ax, 
Arthur Clay Lywood, 
Joseph Manning, 
John Mee, 

Thomas Walton Meredith, 
George Braithwaite Miller, 
Ernest James Padfield, 
Edgar Coleman Palmer, 
Walter Ernest Rees, 
Andrew Fletcher Robb, 
Emanuel Berwjm Roberts, 
Robert Rogers, ;j 
Thomas Rowlands, 
John Henry Sanders,* 
Joseph Short, 

Charles Ryder Smith, B.A., 
Hermann Stephenson, 
Sidney Osborn Tattersall, 
Robert Alfred Taylor, 
Charles Ensqr Walters, 
James Herbert Watson, 
Verrant Wills, 
Francis Woodmal^s, 
Albert Woolley. 



2. In our Foreign Missions, 

(i) Samuel Olifant, African Assistant Minister^ who has tra- 
velled nine years ; Robert Mashaba, John A. Matlapeng, African 
Assistant Ministers^ who have travelled five years; Antonio 
Minervini, Italian, Aseervatham Arumeinayagam, Indian, Wil- 
liam S. Forson, Stephen Gqosho, Johannes Mphatlela, African, 
Assistant Ministers, who have travelled four years. 

(2) Charles Wilfrid Allan, John Samuel Ellenberger, 

William Graham Bell, Walter Thomas Goodwin, 

Henry Moore Bleby, B.A., Henry Highfield, M.A., 



James Chamberlain, 
George Alfred Clayton, 
Charles Gill Craggs, 
Edward Stanley Edwards, 



John Henry Nield, 
Robert Charles Oliver, 
Charles Walker Posnell, 
Robert Littler Rogers, 



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[1898. 



Ernest F. Pugh Scholes, 
Walter Seed, 
John William Stanlake, 
W. James Penberthy White. 

Also^ 
Giuseppe Grisafi, 
lUilian, 
Abraham C. David, 
Oliver W. E. Grant, 
Samuel H. Kearsey, 

3. In Ireland, 

William Bryans, 
George Vance Crook, 
Herbert Deale, 
John Henry Douglas, B.A., 
James Gibson, 
Frederick Edward Harte, 



George Peter, 

Indian, 
Abraham E. Brew, 
Moses Emanuel Garber, 
Gabriel O. Henry, 
Geoi^ge Rolland, 

African, 
Joseph Brindley, 

Bahamian, 
Assistant Ministers. 



Arthur Irvine Johnston, 
John Charles Robertson, 

B.A., 
Thomas Salter, 
Richard E. Sherwood, 
William Crawford H. Weir. 



The above have travelled three years. 



A z. In Great Britain, 

Percy Clough Ainsworth, 
George Allen, B.A., 
Frederick Balch, 
Arthur Brookes, 
Charles Rossiter Butcher, 
Thomas Cheyne Chaddock, 
Harold James Chapman, M. A., 
George Massey Chesters, 
John Currey, 
Arthur William Davies, 
David Corris Davies, 
Herbert Mudie Draper, 
John Du Feu, 
Walter Hawes Dyer, 
Allworth Eardley, 
John Freeman, 
Walter Fytche, 
George Chambers Gould, 
Percy John Grubb, 
Wi/fred Spencer Hackett, 



William Arthur Hind, 

Joshua Holmes, 

Charles Frederick Hunter, 

B.A., 
Ebenezer Johns Ives, 
Thomas William Jamieson, 
Francis Eximund Jones, 
Walter Lee, 
John Joseph Leedal, 
John Lloyd, 
William Frederick LofUiouse, 

M.A., 
William Looker, 
Rowland Major, 
George Henry McNeal, 
Henry Howard May, 
Thomas May, B.A., 
Thomas Pasley, 
Walter Piatt, 
Gilbart VJaddv PoVkxT^^otTL^^^ 



1898.] 



REMAINING ON TRIAL. 



William Hugh Pritchard, 
David Roberts, 
Robert Charles Robson, 
John Ranshall Rowe, 
George Reginald Holt Shafto, 
Arthur Dwerryhouse Smart, 
Thomas Smith, 

2. In our Foreign Missions, 

Charles Annis, 
Henry A. Hurd Barley, 
James Glyndwr Davies, 
Edward Dunstan, 
Paul H. Ellenberger, B.A., 
George Glandfield, 
Samuel Hankin Hardy, 
David Hinchcliff, 
Thomas J. M'CIelland, 
Herbert John Philpott, 
Harwood Woodwark Raw, 
Henry Birch Sutton, 
William Sherratt, 
Ernest Titcomb, 

5. In Ireland, 

Thomas John Allen, 
John Wesley Carrothers, 
Herbert Henry Cornish, 
Robert Mowbray Ker, 
Beresford Stuart Lyons, 



George William Thompson, 
Thomas Edwards Thompson, 
Frank Vincent Walker, 
Heffield Goss Wilkinson, 
James Colliver Williams, 
Richard Jones Williams. 



Owen Spencer Watkins. 

AlsOf 
Giuseppe Capello, 
Italian^ 
James B. Graham, 
William Charles Lawrence^ 
Francis J. Nelson, 
William George Nicol, B.A., 
James Henry Pratt, B.A., 
John A. Quayson, 
Malakia Ruoele, 

African^ 
Assistant Ministers. 



Samuel G. M'Intyre, 
William H. Massey, 
William Meara, 
Arthur John Morton, 
Hugh T. Nixon. 



The above have travelled two years. 



A. z. In Great Britain, 

Frederick Henry Benson, B. A., 
Harry Paynter Boase, 
William Jackson Bush, 
Richard Tudno Davies, 
John William Fielding, 
James Graham, 
Richard Wmbouh Harding, 
Albert Leathlcy Heap, 



Stanley Newton Hoare, M.A., 
James Henry Hocken, 
James Robinson Irving, 
William Marshall Johnson, 
J. Eirianfryn Jones, 
William Arthur Jones, 
William John Jones, 
Owen Jameson LetcYvet, 



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REMAINING ON TRIAL. 



[1898. 



Richard Parkes Lowe, 
John Matthewman, 
Thomas Miller, 
Charles William Mitton, 
W. Fiddian Moulton, M.A., 
Samuel Carroll Myers, 
Alfred Ernest Pearson, 
Harold William Perkins, B.A., 

2. In our Foreign Missions, 

Joseph George Aldridge, 
Sydney James Baker, 
Harry Oswald Brigg, 
Edwin Brownscombe, 
Arthur Trevellick Cape, 
Edgar Dewstoe, 
William Eacott, 
Robert Arthur Ellis, 
Fred Goodwill, 
Oliver John Griffin, 
Henry Long, 
John Boswell Lowther, 
William Galloway Mitchell, 
Joseph Martindale Peart, 
George Tinsley Peet, 
Thomas Gray Phillips, 
Charles Pollard, B.A., 
Alfred Smith, 
William Herbert Spencer. 



5. In Ireland, 

James Palmer Carter, 
James Cathcart, 
Louis Warden Crooks, 
John Arthur Duke, 
Robert John Elliott, B.A., 



John Sadler Reece, 
Llewellyn Roberts, 
William Richard Roberts, 
Henry Cariss J. Sidnell, 
Arthur Kenrick Smith, 
David Bell Stothard, 
James Whalley, 
Albert Wood. 



Aiso, 
Alberto Zamperini, 

Italian^ 
John Vytilingam Spencer, 

Ceylon, 
Devadasen David, B.A., 
John Findlater, 
Abraham Vethakan Isaac, 
Theophilus Subrahmanyam, 

Indian, 
James R. Addo, 
Elias Butler, 

Theophilus Augustus Faux, 
Walter Anan C. Johnson, 
Elias D. Kumalo, 
Malakia Ramushu, 
David Boyle Roach, 

African, 
Richard Curry Johnson, 
Bahamian, 
Assistant Ministers, 

William Walter Hutchinson, 
Joseph Mathers, B.A., 
Robert James Jackson Teasey, 
John A. Walton, 
Charles Wilson. 



Also, on the President's List of Reserve, 
Richard Brimacombe. 

The above have travelled one year. 



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II 



Q. III. 'Who are now .Received on Trial? 



A I. In Great Britain, 

Anthony Charles Baker, 
George Baxendale, B.Sc. 
Herbert Haigh Brown, 
Samuel Brunt, 
William Henry Bunting, 
Herbert Frederick Chaplin, 
Edward Davies, 
Evan Tegryd Davies, 
Henry Meirion Davies, 
William Lloyd Davies, 
William Hunt Fuller, 
George Hopper, 
Henry M. Hughes, B.A., 
William Humphrey, 
Arthur Jones, 
Charles Jones, 



Rhys Jones, 
Lewellyn Morgan, 
Thomas Naylor, 
Edwin Owen, 
William Owen, 
Thomas Proudlove, 
David Pughe, 
Thomas Glyn Roberts, 
George Leonard Robinson, 
William Ernest Russell, 
George Herbert Schofield, 
* Joseph Oswald Warburton, 
Albert Edward Warr, 
Edward Weaver, 
George Whitley, 
William Griffith Williams. 



2. In our Foreign Missions, 

Edgar Charles Barton, 
John Breeden, 
Alfred Oswald Brown, 
Charles Phillips Cape, 
William Frost, 
Ralph Ernest Grieves, 
Frederick Henry Makin, 
Albert Ernest Nightingale, 
Thomas Nevison Phillipson, 
George Blenkinsop Robson, 
George Herbert Ryves, 
Simon Thwaite, 
Wilfred Barnes Trewhella, 
Herbert Waldron, 
Avon Walton, 
George Ernest Woodford. 



AlsOf 
S. Joronis Fernando, 
John de Silva, 
S. Isaac de Silva, 
Ceylon, 
Ashu Tos Das, 
Alfred Ernest Knott, 
John Daniel Subbiah, 

Indian^ 
Emanuel Theophilus Johnson, 
Thomas Marshall, 
Josias Ramushu, 
Joseph Shoneyeh Wright, 

African^ 
Hezekiah McField, 
Honduras^ 
Assistant Ministers^ 



* Foreign Missions. 



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SUPERNUMERARIES. 



[1898. 



Robert Moore, B.A. 



3. In Ireland, 

Charles Swift Greaves, 
Richard Green, 

Also, on the President's List of Reserve, 
♦William Rowley. 



Q. IV. Who now become Supernumeraries ? 



A. z. In Great Britain, 

Robert C. Barratt, 
Thomas Bate, 
Thomas Brighouse, 
Joseph M. Browne, 
Henry R. Burton, 
Robert F. Cape, 
J. Bond Charles, 
William Fern, 
John Harris (a), 
Thomas Hepton, 
John Hutcheon, M.A., 
Robert Jones (d), 

2. In Ireland, 
William Smyth. 



Humphrey Jutsum, 
Thomas J. Kent, 
Jabez Marrat, 
Joseph Milligan, 
Richard Morgan (a). 
Major F. Peet, . 
John Pierce, 
Thomas Richards, 
W. Beamish Saul, M.A., 
Thomas Stephenson, 
George Swidenbank. 



The following become Supernumeraries for one year : 



William Hothersall, 
Hugh Owen, 
John Owen Parry, 
W. Darlow Sarjeant, 
Geoi^ge G. S. Thomas. 



A z. In Great Britain, 

Joseph H.. Armstrong, 
Henry J. Brookfield, 
James Cooper, 
George Du Val, 
George Eddy, 
William J. Fowell, 

2. In Ireland, 
James Grubb. 

The following continue Supernumeraries for another year : 

J. Beedell Chubb, John Milum, 

Josiah S. Harris, Robert B. Saul, 

Alfred G. Haughton, James Sharp. 

* Foreign Ifissions. 



1898] OBITUARIES, 1 3 

Q. V. What Supernumeraries now return to the 

Full Work? 

A. z. In Great Britaixi, 

John Bell (b), William A. Templar, 

Edwin Dixon, William H. Tindall. 

George King Pryor, 

2. In our Foreign Missions, 
Simeon P. Johnson. 



Q. VI. V^hat Ministers have died since the last 
Conference ? 

A. z. In Great Britain, forty-four : 

(i) Henry Pritchard: born at Glair Conway, Denbigh- 
shire in 1844. Converted to God in his youth, he began 
to preach early, entering the Ministry in 1866. He devoted 
his life to the interests of Methodism in the South Wales 
District, rendering good service as Superintendent and 
District Financial Secretary. He was profoundly attached 
to the Church of his choice, and an able defender of its 
doctrines and principles. His personal character was pure 
and high, his piety cheerful, his home always bright with 
praise and prayer. He was a fine theologian, a valiant 
and successful temperance advocate, and a most interesting 
public speaker. His preaching was marked by fearlessness, 
incisiveness, and reverence for the word of God. In debate 
he was somewhat caustic, but the purity of his motives 
was fully admitted by those who differed from him. His 
public prayers and his counsels in the class-meeting and 
the Synod will be long remembered. Some years before 
death his health began to fail, and at the Conference 
of 1896 he became a Supernumerary for one year, in the 
hope that rest would restore his strength. In 1897 he 
made a voyage to the Canary Islands ; but on his return 



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voyage, after conducting a service on board ship on the 
Sunday morning, he was taken very ill. Reaching Liverpool 
with difficulty, he sought the residence of his friend the 
Rev. John Hughes (c), where he expired in perfect peace 
on August 3, 1897, in the fifty-fourth year of his age and the 
thirty-first of his ministry. 

(2) Caleb Foster : born at Eydon, Northamptonshire, 
April 10, 1835, died at Bowdon, August 4, 1897, completing 
the fortieth year of his ministry. His father and mother were 
godly, and at an early age he made his decision for Christ. 
From the first he felt impelled to the work of the Ministry, 
and, to use his own words, durst not refuse the divine call. 
He had an honourable career. His devotion to his work, his 
intensity of purpose, his large-heartedness and deep sympathy, 
his courage which could be firm even to sternness and make 
him dare to stand alone, and his appreciation of types of 
excellence differing from his own, made him trusted by his 
colleagues and beloved by the people. In the earlier period 
of his ministry he was a successful revivalist ; and, to the end 
of his life, the passion of the evangelist was upon him. His 
last public utterance was at a funeral, when he was suddenly 
moved to make an earnest appeal to the bystanders ; and, by 
a strange coincidence, he now sleeps beneath the spot on which 
he then stood. The last four years of life were marked by 
much suffering, and his ministerial service was somewhat 
broken and irregular. The nature of the illness, with its 
attendant spasms of pain, caused him at times to become 
despondent; but, between the attacks, he wrought with his 
old spirit of devotion, and shared the joy of service. His 
last illness was brief, though severe; Christ was to him a 
bright reality, and he passed away with the thrice-repeated 
words upon his lips, " I am going home." 

{3) John Cooper : born on April 12, 1827, at Bedford 
and educated in the Grammar School tViete. ^^ccVj vr.\\\^, 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 15 

through the instrumentality of an aunt, he was brought to 
the Saviour, and led into fellowship with the Church. His 
piety was bright and attractive. When eighteen years of 
age he was called to preach, and soon his gifts and graces 
marked him out for the wider sphere of ministerial service. 
He greatly valued the advantages derived from three years 
at Richmond College. An able and effective preacher, his 
pulpit ministrations, whilst eminently calculated to edify 
believers, were also often owned of God in the conver- 
sion of sinners. He was a diligent pastor of the flock of 
Christ, and though none in the fold was neglected, yet 
the poor were specially the objects of his sympathetic and 
practical attention. Endowed with considerable business 
capacity, he contributed largely to the consolidation and ex- 
tension of the work of God in the various Circuits in which 
he laboured. His loyalty to our ecclesiastical economy, and 
firm and judicious administration of the affairs of the Church, 
commanded admiration and affectionate regard. Failing 
health compelled him somewhat early to retire from the 
active Ministry, but his interest in Circuit and Connexional 
work remained unabated. As far as opportunity offered he 
preached the word, and as a class-leader it was his delight to 
do what he could for the perfecting of the saints and the building 
up of the body of Christ. As secretary to the Annuitant 
Society, and in the office of the Chapel Committee, he rendered 
valuable service to Methodism. His last affliction was pro- 
tracted, but with patience he endured his sufferings. He 
died in the triumph of the faith at Heaton Moor, Stockport, 
August 5, 1897, in the forty-sixth year of his ministry. 

(4) Thomas Wilde : born on February 25, 1826. In early 
life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and Lord. He was 
educated at Woodhouse Grove School. In 1848 he was re- 
ceived as a Candidate, and sent to Didsbury College, where 
he remained three years. By scholarly aptitude and dili- 
gent study he prepared himself for the mamfoYd dM\ifc^ ol 



1 6 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

the Christian ministry. As time advanced his fine qualities 
were increasingly recognised, and he was called to labour in 
some of the most important Circuits of Methodism. The 
gentleness and refinement of his nature prevented him from 
seeking publicity. His influence was quiet, but real and help- 
ful. His ministry was expository, experimental, and practical. 
Sincere and earnest people found in his prayers, pastoral 
addresses, and sermons, real direction and assistance. As a 
pastor, he was diligent and conscientious. The subdued 
cheerfulness of his temperament fitted him, in no ordinary 
degree, for the gentle ministrations of the home and the sick- 
room. In administration he excelled. He was well acquainted 
with our .Church constitution, methodical in his business 
habits, and successful in the management of Circuit affairs. 
Widely read in both ancient and modern theology, he was also 
familiar with our finest English literature. Loyal to the best 
traditions and usages of Methodism, he was at the same time 
thoroughly catholic in his ecclesiastical sympathies. In the 
councils of his Church, and especially in the education of 
young ministers, he took a keen interest His influence on 
his colleagues was refining and stimulating, and many of them 
owe much to his wise counsels, intellectual tastes, and 
genuine godliness. He was the soul of honour, truth, purity, 
and charity. In 1890 he was elected into the Legal Conference. 
After an active ministry extending over forty-two years he 
retired and settled at Thornton Hough, near Birkenhead. 
Here he continued his pulpit and pastoral work, enjoying the 
evening of life. On August 8, 1897, he preached twice in the 
Tiviot Dale Chapel, Stockport ; and on the following Saturday, 
in the hospitable home of a dear friend he unexpectedly '^ fell 
on sleep." 

(5) William Ainsworth : born at Hawkingstone, in the 
parish of Haworth, on April 25, 1839. When nearly sixteen 
he was converted. In December, 1858, he preached his first 
sermon, which gave evidence of much ability. His preach- 



1898.] OBITUARIES, tj 

ing was deeply theological and intensely earnest, and in 
his early ministry he was remarkably successful in winning 
souls. He had great force of character, and threw all his 
strength into everything he did. Unusual depth of sympathy 
for others, aided by an absolute self-forgetfulness, led him 
continually to perform deeds of unexpected kindness. He 
dearly loved Methodism. Its polity became very familiar 
to him, and he made it his constant study to bring all 
the details of Circuit life into harmony with it. As a 
Superintendent, he was strong, kind, and brotherly. All 
his Circuits could bear testimony to his uprightness and 
consistency, his fearlessness mingled with gentleness; and 
each could tell how skilfully he managed difficult business, 
so as to secure general harmony. In consequence of an 
accident he became entirely helpless, suffering excruciating 
agony ; yet through three years' illness his native cheerful- 
ness never forsook him, and he constantly found the grace 
of God sufficient. He entered into rest on August 15, 1897, 
in the fifty-ninth year of his age, and the thirty-fifth ot 
his ministry. 

(6) William Evans (a) : bom at Amlwch, Anglesey, in 
1833; died at Holyhead, September 6, 1897. Converted at 
an early age under the ministry of the late Rev. Evan 
Pugh, he was accepted as a Candidate for the Ministry 
by the Conference of 1856. There being no vacancy in the 
Welsh work at the time, he was engaged as a hired local 
preacher for three years. In 1859 he was appointed to Bangor. 
He was a man of superior mental ability, of a metaphysical 
turn of mind, well versed in philosophy and history, and a 
good musician. He contributed a large number of valuable 
articles to the Wesleyan (Welsh) Magazine^ and published a 
periodical called the Welsh Philosopher^ which was highly 
appreciated by a large number of Welsh readers. His 
preaching, while marked by deep insight into spiritual truth, 
was at the same time evangelical and practical ; his delivery 



i8 OBITUARIES, [1898. 

was natural, pleasing, and powerful, and through his ministry 
many were led to a saving knowledge of the truth. He 
visited America in 1894-5, and travelled across that conti- 
nent, preaching and lecturing in English and Welsh. It is 
feared that this visit tended to shorten his life. His last 
illness was short but painful. After remaining in a semi- 
conscious condition for some days, he passed away peacefully 
in the sixty-fourth year of his age, and the thirty-ninth of his 
ministry. 

(7) Samuel Wesley : born in Birmingham on July 8, 1817. 
His parents were devoted Methodists, who early associated 
their child with the services of .Gk)d*s house, and carefully 
fostered his religious life. The early death of his mother led 
him to serious thought, and ere long to a conscious experience 
of saving grace. He at once began to witness for the Master 
and to devote his gifts to various forms of Christian service. 
When twenty-one years of age he was accepted for the Ministry. 
After some time spent at the Hoi^ton Institution he was sent 
into Circuit work, and for forty-four years continued to dis- 
charge the duties of a Methodist minister with exemplary 
fidelity and diligence. His conduct of public worship was 
devout; his prayers were full of fervour; his preaching ex- 
pository and practical. He took great care in the preparation 
of his sermons, which were often delivered with much power, 
and resulted in the awakening and conversion of many. He 
was a man of saintly character, and of a kindly and genial 
disposition. A diligent and faithful pastor and administrator 
in all his Circuits, he won for himself a good report and many 
friends. After retiring from the active work he spent several 
years in pastoral oversight of the military at Hounslow and 
other centres. In 1896, in consequence of rapidly declining 
health, he retired to Raunds, where, after a comparatively 
short but severe illness, he passed to his rest on October i, 
1897, his dying testimony being, ."Tell my friends, both' 
military and civilian, that I am going home" 



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(8) George Meadows: borti at Woolwich on May 23, 
1823; died at Plymouth on October 3, 1897. His parents 
were devoted Christians, and under their godly training he 
was converted at the age of fourteen. In 1847 ^^ was accepted 
as a Candidate, and' set apart for foreign missionary work. 
After nine years' diligent and successful service in Western 
Africa he returned to England, and for twenty-seven years 
laboured earnestly and faithfully. At the Conference of 1883 
he became a Supernumerary, and, on account of prolbnged 
affliction, his remaining years were pass^ in almost complete 
retirement He continued to evince the deepest interest in 
die prosperity of the kingdom of God, but was seldom able to 
preach or to take any part in public worship. He often endured 
intense pain, and with advancing years his sufferings became 
more and more acute. Towards the end of life he evidently 
desired to depart, though he awaited without a murmur the 
Lord's appointed time. He attended public service on Sunday 
morning August 22, 1897, and on returning home made special 
reference to the delight with which he had joined in singing 
the words of the concluding hymn — 

And soon my spirit, in His hands. 
Shall stand where my Forerunner stands. 

The next day he was overtaken by what proved to be his last 
attack ; and oh Saturday evening, October 2, 1897, after weeks 
of agony, he fell into a peaceful slumber, during which, on 
the following morning, he passed away. Affectionate in dis- 
position, modest and devout in demeanour, heartily loyal to 
Methodist doctrine and discipline, unwearying in service, 
" patient in tribulation," he was emphatically " a good man " 
and " a faithful minister of Christ." 

(9) Griffith Jones : bom at Aberdaron, Carnarvonshire, 
in 1830. His father was a Calvinistic • Methodist, but his 
mother was a zealous member of our Church. The boy threw 
in his lot with his mother's people. In after years he mad^ 
diligent study of our doctrines, and his faith in them gc<s^ 



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deeper from year to year. He was never troubled about the 
reality of his conversion. He had had a severe struggle, 
which continued, like that of Jacob, throughout one memor- 
able night. In 1857 he was accepted as a Candidate, and 
for a period of thirty-four years laboured diligently in the 
work, with much acceptance. While stationed in 1891 at 
Pwllheli, his native Circuit, he was seized with paralysis, 
and became a Supernumerary. He possessed superior mental 
endowments, which were cultivated by reading and study. 
He had also independence of judgment in a marked degree, 
and a strong individuality. His ideal of preaching was high, 
and his sermons were well prepared and full of gospel truth. 
He filled the position of Secretary for the Loan Department 
of the North Wales Chapel Fund for many years, discha]:*ging 
its duties firmly and faithfully. A man of undoubted godli- 
ness, he was loyal to his brethren, zealous for the right, and 
his influence in all his Circuits was a power for good. During 
his last years he resided at Portmadoc. He died in' great 
peace on October 7, 1897, in the sixty-seventh year of his age 
and the forty-first of his ministry. 

(10) John Weatherill: born near Ripon, April 26, 
1823. His parents were godly Methodists, who, on removing 
to Leeds while their son was yet young, worshipped in 
Wesley Chapel. Here he was brought to God through the 
labours of the late Rev. John Rattenbury. He entered our 
Ministry in 1847, ^^^ ^^^ forty-three years served the Church 
with ability and fidelity. His earliest Circuits were in the 
north of England, and there he saw hundreds of souls con- 
verted to God. A diligent reader, his sermons were the 
fruit of much thought, and highly valued by the more 
instructed and spiritual of our congregations. In the homes 
of the people, especially among the sick and discouraged, he 
was always welcome, because his lowliness, sympathy, and 
spiritual wisdom made his presence everywhere a blessing. 
ffc was tender and constant in his fnendsYvv^^, Ix^fc Ixiotv 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 21 

all censoriousness and unworthy jealousies. That the work 
of God might prosper, or to try any experiment with a view 
to its prosperity, he would readily stand aside for others. 
In one or two instances the Gjnference selected him to super- 
intend Circuits where local complications and disquiets had 
arisen,^ and he did not fail to justify the confidence reposed 
in his wisdom and moderation. His closing years were 
spent as a Supernumerary at Topsham, in the Exeter Circuit 
Here he lost his wife, and henceforth his conversation and 
demeanour were markedly those of a man who felt the 
evening had come. In preaching, meeting classes, conducting 
a teachers' weekly preparation class, and in pastoral visita- 
tion, he filled this season of waiting. His last service, ten 
days before his death, was held in the Topsham chapel, and 
was preceded by an address out of doors. His Master found 
him watching and girded. He died on October 21, 1897, 
in the seventy-fifth year of his age, and the fifty-first of 
his ministry. 

(11) John Evans: born at Eglwysbach, in the county of 
Denbigh, September 28, 1840. He was brought up in a 
godly Methodist home, and at the age of fourteen was led to 
give his heart to God. He began to preach soon after attaining 
his seventeenth year. Accepted as a Candidate in i860, 
he was appointed to a Circuit in 186 1. From that date his 
popularity as a preacher steadily grew. Twenty years of 
his ministerial career were spent in Liverpool and London, 
and sixteen in Wales. He visited the United States of 
America on two occasions, during which he was the means of 
establishing several Welsh Methodist Churches. His services 
were in constant demand, both as a preacher and lecturer; 
but he never allowed such engagements to divert his attention 
from Circuit duties. As a popular preacher, he held, by 
general consent, a leading position in the Principality. He 
possessed a sound and vigorous understanding, an exuberant 
fancy, a manner at once striking and pleasing, and a NoVcfc 



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whose well-modulated tones were singularly effective. His 
sermons were popular and rich in thought, sympathetic, 
appealing powerfully to the conscience, and resulting, almost 
without exception, in the conversion of souls. He was an 
assiduous student of every branch of knowledge which might 
prove helpful to the preacher. He wrote several important 
Welsh books, and his lucid and beautiful style has setured 
him a place amongst the Welsh classics. His ability and 
services to Methodism were recognised by his election in 1884 
to the Legal Conference ; and his services to the Principality 
led to his election as a life member of the governing 
body of the University College of Wales. In 1893 he 
was appointed to take charge of a mission at Pontypridd. 
A membership of sixteen was handed over to his care. He 
applied himself vigorously to his task, and was soon repaid 
by finding the townhall, wherein he conducted his services, 
filled to overflowing. In course of time he formed a regular 
Church, and established a sisterhood and class-meetings. 
In 1895 he was appointed Chairman of the District. That 
entailed additional care and responsibility. His incessant 
preaching and lecturing tours, with a view to meet the 
growing financial demands of the mission, ultimately over- 
taxed his. strength. In September, 1896, he was advised to 
take entire rest for three months, owing to heart affection. 
He proceeded to the East, where he remained until the 
spring of 1897. On his return he strove hard to make good 
the deficit in his special mission. This strain preyed upon a 
weakened constitution, but he kept well to his work and public 
engagements. On Saturday, October 23, 1897, he went to 
Liverpool to conduct the anniversary services at Shaw Street 
Welsh chapel. He was still feeling the effects of a cold 
contracted after preaching earlier in the week, and he 
expressed a desire to retire early, at the same time appearing 
cheerful as usual. Having joined his host and family in 
singing a hymn and in prayers, he repaired to his room. 
A little later his wife detected a sudden change, and called 



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for help, which came instantly ; but he had breathed his last. 
He finished his earthly course in the fiflty-eighth year of 
his age and the thirty-seventh of his ministry. 

(12) John Parsons : bom at Dudley in September, 1522. 
Converted to God in early life, he at once gave himself 
earnestly to Christian work. He was accepted as a Candidate 
for our Ministry in 1845, and was sent to Edinburgh to supply 
for the Rev. John M'Lean. His ability as a preacher was at 
once recognised, and he continued to labour in that city for 
two years,. He early fell a victim, however, to nervous pro- 
stration ; but though suffering much and frequently, he bore 
his weakness with patience and fortitude. His devotion 
to duty was thorough, and his piety sincere and deep. The 
Circuits in which he travelled were, for the most part, wide, and 
the long journeys often tried him ; but he never neglected 
his duty. He was a diligent pastor, giving much time to the 
sick, and a painstaking Superintendent. In 1879 he became 
a Supernumerary, and spent the last years of his life in the 
Highgate Circuit, where he was much respected and beloved. 
He passed away in the full faith and hope of the gospel on 
November 3, 1897, in the seventy-sixth year of his age and 
the fifty-third of his ministry. 

(13) John Gibson (b) : born at Harrington, in the county 
of Cumberland. Influenced by careful religious training, he 
was converted to God in childhood, and in his eleventh year 
joined the Wesleyan Methodist Church. He commenced to 
preach when seventeen years of age, and in 1866 was accepted 
as a Candidate and entered Didsbury College, where he spent 
three happy years. In all the Circuits in which he travelled 
he was greatly beloved. His ministry was remarkable for 
intense earnestness and high spiritual tone. Although far 
from robust, he did not spare himself, constantly evincing the 
strongest desire to conserve and advance the interests of Christ's 
kingdom. His preaching was vigorous and practical, always 



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characterised by intense sympathy. As a Superintendent, 
he manifested conspicuous ability, and by the charm of his 
character gathered around him those who gladly and willingly 
co-operated with him in the service of the Master. He was 
held in high esteem by his colleagues, who cherish his saintly 
memory. His Christian confidence and triumph at the close 
of life were complete. A few days before he passed away 
he said to one of his colleagues, " Give my love to the 
people, and tell them that the same truths I have preached 
to others I now find precious to myself"; and also, " I have 
never had a moment's rebellion against the will of God." A 
few hours before he died it was suggested that a verse of his 
favourite hymn, " Jesu, Lover of my soul," should be sung. 
To the surprise of all present, when the lines were reached — 

Thou, O Christ, art all I want, 
More than all in Thee I find ! 

he joined in the singing as far as failing strength would 
permit. '^ He was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost 
and of faith." He peacefully passed away on November 20, 
1897, in the fiftieth year of his age, and the thirtieth of his 
ministry. 

(14) George Barlow : born at Rotherham, May 14, 
1837. Under a sermon preached by Mr. Isaac Marsden 
he realised his need of saving grace. Having sought this 
earnestly and found it, he at once entered upon Christian 
service. The call to the work of the Ministry came soon 
afterwards. He was accepted by the Conference of i860, and 
immediately sent into Circuit work. The first six years of 
his ministry were spent in Scotland, and were characterised 
by cheerful and unflagging devotion to his Master's service. 
His subsequent career was marked by equal diligence and 
fidelity. His sermons were carefully prepared, and were 
clear and forceful expositions of evangelical truth. As a 
pastor, he carried into the homes of his people a singularly 
bright and buoyant spirit ; as a Supenntendeut, he combined 



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sagacity with enterprise and sustained energy. He was a 
conscientious and unostentatious builder up of the Church. 
Besides thorough attention to Circuit duties, he prepared 
several volumes for the "Preacher's Homiletical Com- 
mentary." He was also a frequent contributor to American 
religious periodicals. His life had a tragic termination. 
Shortly after the last Conference, his health failing, he 
sou^t to regain it by rest and change. It was specially 
noted, during this time, that, in his prayers he pleaded 
with pathetic fervour for perfect resignation to the divine 
wilL Under medical advice he resolved upon a sea voyage. 
When in the English Channel, during a stormy night, the 
ship he sailed in collided with another vessel and foundered. 
He was seen by some of the survivors at the last moment 
standing on deck, calmly manifesting that resignation to 
the divine will for which he had so earnestly prayed. He 
exchanged mortality for life on November 28, 1897. 

(15) Charles William Barber : born on March 7, 1867. 

He was converted when nine years old, began to preach at 

sixteen, and was an accepted Candidate at nineteen. After 

three years at Handsworth College and two on the President's 

List of Reserve, he was appointed successively to the Shotley 

Bridge and Canning Town Circuits, in each of which he did 

earnest and successful work. His last sphere of labour was 

the East End Mission, to which he went full of hope and 

enthusiasm. For the poor, the downtrodden, and the degraded 

he had a deep and abiding love. His great joy was to preach 

to them in street, court, and alley, as well as in the house 

of God, the " unsearchable riches of Christ." " The common 

people heard him gladly," and as the result of his ministry 

many were added to the Lord. When entering on his 

second year's work in the East End he was smitten down 

with typhoid fever, and after five weeks' illness passed to 

his reward on November 30, 1897. He was a lovable man, 

with a singularly pure and humble disposition. He vjaa ^s 



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brave as he was modest, and as strong as he was tender. His 
passion for souls was intense : on one occasion he was heard 
to say, " If by dying I could save them, I would gladly do it" 
On passing through some slums he was powerfully "moved 
with compassion " for the people, and went home to plead 
for their salvation. His own expression was, '* I cried and 
cried, and cried again in my helplessness to save them." 
Only the morning of life was his, but it was devoted wholly 
to his Master. His short ministerial course was marked by 
faithfulness and devotion of the highest order. His unfailing 
cheerfulness and generous sjrmpathy won for him a warm 
place in the hearts of the tried and suffering. His memory, 
especially among the poor, is " as ointment poured forth." 

(16) William Allen (c) : born at Upton, near Andover, 
in 18 18, and in early life brought to a saving know- 
ledge of Christ. Soon after his conversion he became an 
earnest worker in the village chapels. His intelligence and 
fervour indicated abilities for a wider sphere of usefulness, 
and at the Conference of 1844 he was accepted for the 
Ministry. His first appointment was Spalding, where he 
entered upon his work with great ardour. For forty-three 
years he discharged the duties of his office with more 
than ordinary diligence and success. In 1887 he became 
a Supernumerary, after which he was associated with the 
Finsbury Park Circuit for two years, where he rendered 
faithful service in the first days of the Willoughby Road 
Society. From 1889 to 1896 he was connected with the 
Central London Mission. His sermons were carefully prepared 
and delivered with great fervour. He was awarded several 
prizes for sermons on the obligation of the Christian Sabbath. 
Everybody was impressed with his evident sincerity and 
goodness. He lived with God and for God. His modesty 
and humility were remarkable. He esteemed others better 
than himself. A true friend, he was greatly beloved by all 
with whom and for whom *he laboured. Perhaps the out- 



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standing feature of his ministerial life ,was his pre-eminent 
gift in public prayer. His petitions were the utterance of a 
man who knew his way in reverence and with power to the 
throne of grace. He was deeply interested in all Methodist 
affiursy particularly in modern home- missionary methods. 
He had a great passion for the conversion of the masses. A 
generous man, he was ever ready to bear his part of the cost 
of any good enterprise, and frequently denied himself that 
he might give to the cause of God. His end was somewhat 
sudden, but he was thoroughly prepared for the Master's call, 
and quietly entered into rest on December 29, 1897, at New 
Southgate, in the Finsbury Park Circuit. 

(17) John Anderson, the son of the late Rev. Henry 
Anderson : born at High Wycombe, August 26, 1814. 
He was educated in part at Woodhouse Grove School, and 
became a local preacher in Gainsborough. He entered the 
Ministry in 1836, and served for the most part in wide country 
Circdits until 1882, when he became a Supernumerary and 
settled at Lytham. Fidelity to duty in the most minute 
particulars was a striking characteristic. As a preacher, he 
was most at home in dealing with the practical side of 
Christianity, and was often exceedingly powerful in appealing 
to the unconverted. Pastoral visitation was never neglected, 
though his naturally retiring disposition made this work in 
his case one of more than common difficulty. The sick 
and poor found in him a sympathising friend, and in every 
Circuit he won respect and love. He was an extensive reader 
of general as well as theological literature, catholic in his 
sympathies, yet ' intensely strong in his attachment to 
Methodism ; over all its developments he watched with a 
kindly though jealous care. For two years before death he 
suffered much from weakness, and was almost entirely con- 
fined to his room; but the long affliction was borne with 
exemplary patience. He testified repeatedly to his enjoyment 
of peace with God, and his reliance on the merits of the atone* 



28 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

ment. He died on December 29, 1897, in the eighty-fourth 
year of his age, and the sixty-second of his ministry. 

(18) John Burton : born at Snaith, December 27, 1805. In 
early youth he was converted to God, and entered the Ministry 
in 1825. For several years he laboured assiduously in the 
West Indies, returning in 1832, as it was supposed, in a hope- 
less decline. A year's rest renewed his health, but left him 
with a permanently enfeebled voice. Though more than once 
subsequently prostrated by illness, he prosecuted his ministry 
in the home Circuits from that time onwards till 1871, when 
he retired from the active work. He was spared through 
a lingering eventide of life, and continued to preach while 
strength allowed, publishing also in 1883 a volume of sermons 
which met with considerable acceptance. In the decay of the 
body, his mind retained its clearness and something of its 
vigour to the last; and he awaited his release in the full 
assurance of faith, until patience was perfected in him. His 
house was manifestly built upon the Rock, and the floods that 
beat heavily thereon had no power to shake it. "My hand," 
he said, "is held in His, where it was put long ago." At 
another time : " Oh, how I have suffered ! but I have learnt, 
and I thank Him for all." He fell asleep very peacefully, at 
Headingley, on December 29, 1897, having just entered on 
the ninety-third year of his age. John Burton was endowed 
with great natural gifts and force of character. He was a man 
of dignified presence and bearing, of high spirit and resolute 
temper, of reserved and reflective disposition. His affections 
were intense though undemonstrative ; his imagination lofty ; 
his intelligence keen, logical, and comprehensive ; his diction 
incisive, vivid, original. Self-«ducated for the most part, and 
always showing an independent mind, he was a deep student 
of the things of God, a wide reader, a hard thinker, a close 
observer of life. His faculties were concentrated upon his 
pulpit ministry, in which he attained, despite his physical 
disadvantages, a commanding eminence, ranking in the iudg- 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 29 

ment of many amongst the ablest preachers of his tune. His 
measured, quiet utterances possessed an arresting and penetrat- 
ing quality; he spoke with the conscious authority of an 
ambassador for Christ, and as one who saw the Invisible and 
looked into the secret hearts of men. He occupied himself 
with the main themes of the gospel, bending all his know- 
ledge and every power to the service of "Jesus Christ 
and Him crucified." He dwelt much upon the stem and 
sublime aspects of truth, while he set forth with appealing 
pathos the divine compassions, exhibiting in their blended 
grandeur " the goodness and the severity of God.'' He was a 
faithful pastor, devoted to his Circuit, kindly and genial to the 
young, attentive to the sick of the flock, fearless in correction 
and reproof, yet " bearing gently with the ignorant and erring." 
This master in Israel gathered round him, from place to place, 
a circle of warmly attached and studious disciples, drawn from 
many ranks in society and often from amongst those untouched 
by other ministrations, on whom his influence was profound 
and abiding. Many of these will doubtless prove his joy and 
crown of rejoicing in the day of Christ. 

(19) William Russell, a native of North Shields : born 
in 1 84 1. He was converted to God during a revival in that 
town, in which the late Dr. and Mrs. Palmer, of America, took 
a prominent part. At the age of twenty-three he was admitted 
as a student rt Richmond College, and after a three years' 
course entered into Circuit work. His knowledge of Methodist 
law and discipline, his diligent attention to Circuit duties, 
his wise and energetic administration, combined with his 
kind and cheerful demeanour, won all hearts. An indefatig- 
able worker, he was exceptionally influential with the young. 
His sermons were clear expositions of the truth, forcefully 
applied, his only aim being to lead his hearers to Christ. Last 
September, full of hope and zeal, he entered upon the work of 
the CuUingworth Circuit, but was soon prostrated by sickness, 
and, despite the exertion of an almost indomitable will axvd 



30 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

intense yearning for his work, the disease rapidly gained 
ground. The end came suddenly. At the dawn of the new 
year, January i, 1898, he peacefully passed away, in the 
fifty-seventh year of his age and the thirty-second of his 
ministry. 

(20) Robert Hopkins Mole, son of the Rev. R. Richardson 
Mole : born at Shaftesbury in 1829, and educated at 
Kingswood School. At the age of twenty-five he commenced 
business for himself, but three years later was constrained to 
offer for the Ministry. He was accepted by the Conference 
of 1857, and sent at once to a Circuit. His preaching was of 
the old Methodist type, earnest, lucid, persuasive, and full 
of unction. His public prayers were remarkable for their 
breadth, sympathy, and spiritual influence. Many were the 
joy and crown of his ministry. In several of his Circuits 
gracious revivals attended his preaching, notably at Thetford 
and Gower, where two new chapels were built. Whilst 
resident at Gosport and Sheemess he acted as chaplain to the 
soldiers and sailors, whom he loved with an ardent affection 
which they cordially reciprocated. Intensely interested in 
young people, he yearned over them with paternal solicitude. 
He was never happier than when surrounded by young life. 
Several of his spiritual children are to-day in the Ministry. 
He was -a model pastor, diligent, methodical, faithful, and 
gifted with an extraordinary sympathy, whic' \ won for him 
troops of friends. He was extremely sensitive, and carried 
the sorrows of others on his heart The last years of his 
life were spent in comparative retirement ; but his thoughts 
and conversation were full of Christ, and it was with diffi- 
culty that he was restrained from public engagements. After 
the death of Mrs. Mole he passed through a period of keen 
mental conflict, and was much depressed at times by a sense 
of loneliness ; yet his faith enabled him to say, " Thy will be 
done," and almost his latst words, addressed to his son just 
before the final seizure, were : " Never mind, my boy. Trust 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 31 

in God. It will be all right" Peacefully, as a veteran whose 
work is done, he passed away on January 9, 1898. 

(21) John Vincent Brainerd Shrewsbury: bom at Cape 
Town, August 31, 1826. He was educated at Woodhouse 
Grove School and University College, converted in his 
fifteenth year, and entered the Ministry in 1849. ^^ Bath and 
other of his earlier Circuits, his labours were attended by 
conspicuous success; indeed, throughout his whole course, 
his ministry was fruitful in conversions. In every mode 
and department of Christian work he acquitted himself as 
an "able minister of the New Testament."" His preaching 
was earnest and persuasive, beautified by apt quotations 
from Holy Scripture. Throughout his ministry, great promi- 
nence' was given to the doctrine of scriptural holiness. 
Acutely sensitive to every token of the divine Presence, 
he was tenderly and intensely "alive unto God." As 
a n:ian of much prayer, in conducting public devotions 
he often constrained fellow worshippers to feel that close 
communion with God was his frequent privilege. In all 
the characteristics of an earnest Christian he attained a 
high degree; in patient endurance of common troubles, and 
in trustful and even cheerful submissiveness to the will ot 
God, he met the highest claims of fidelity and consistency. 
He was a model member of the ministerial brotherhood, 
considerate, delicately courteous, and, as need arose, active 
in chivalrous self-devotion. His exceptional influence over 
the young was due to his quick and genuine isympathy, and to 
the impression made by his elevated and saintly character. 
In 1888 he was elected into the Legal Conference; and 
m 1894, after three years in the Halifax Place Circuit, 
became a Supernumerary, and settled in Nottingham. As 
strei^th permitted, he continued to preach and visit the 
sick; and, by his active interest in evangelical work, his 
breadth of sympathy, and thoroughly catholic sentiments, 
he won the esteem and confidence of all the Churches. 



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On the first Sabbath of the year he took part in the 
Covenant Service at Tennyson Street chapel. This was his last 
public work. On Monday he was seized with bronchitis ; his 
strength was speedily exhausted; and on January 14, 1898, 
"he fell asleep/' in the seventy-second year of his age, and the 
forty-ninth of his ministry. 

(22) Henry Wilkinson Williams, D.D. : born in Bristol 
on February 20, 1810, and died in London on January 
23, 1898. He entered the Ministry in 1832, and retired from 
active work in 1879, having given nearly half a century of 
valuable service to the Church he* so ardently loved. The 
religious life of this greatly honoured and revered minister 
began when a boy at school, and truly it might be said of him 
that " he feared God from his youth." He received a classical 
education, and in early life laid the foundation of accurate 
scholarship. His natural gifts and highly cultivated mind 
were soon employed in the service of his Lord and Master. 
Consciously at peace with God, he glowed with holy zeal to 
publish the glad tidings which had made him so happy. He 
became a local preacher, but his distinguished gifts and 
qualifications marked him out for a higher and wider sphere. 
In his early years in Bristol he had the advantage of sitting 
under the ministry of such men as Joseph Sutclifie, James 
Wood, Jacob Stanley, Joseph Entwisle, and Richard Watson, 
and from them, while his character was still forming, he 
received a richer and fuller view of divine truth. During a 
long and unbroken series of years he laboured in some of the 
most important Circuits in Methodism. As Superintendent of 
a Circuit and Chairman of a District, he commanded the con- 
fidence and esteem of all who knew him. Elected Secretary 
of the Conference in 1875, ^^ continued to hold the office for 
three successive years with marked ability. As a pastor, he 
was diligent and painstaking; as a preacher, emphatically 
an expositor : his exposition of the Epistles to the Romans 
and to the Hebrews shows how thoroughly he studied 



1898.] OBITUARIES, 33 

the word of God. He rendered good service to the Con- 
nexion by his valuable work on' the *' Constitution and Polity 
of Wesleyan Methodism," as well as by the revised and 
enlarged edition of " The Order and Form of Business of the 
District Synods." His indefatigable industry, his frugal and 
conscientious use of time, his beautiful simplicity of character, 
and his enthusiasm to do good, were truly admirable, while 
his pure-mindedness and transparent goodness were exhibited 
in the guilelessness of a blameless life. He had fervent 
piety, strong faith in God, a tender sympathy, a gentleman's 
courtesy, and a scholar's learning. His was a manhood oi 
a high type, and he seemed always to live near to heaven. 
His lifelong devotion to the Church was crowned with a 
peaceful end. As the years passed his infirmities increased, 
but he retained his intellectual faculties unimpaired. He 
never lost his interest in whatever concerned Methodism 
or the Church of Christ in general. His room was like a 
watch-tower. On Sundays he made special prayer for his 
brethren who were preaching, whilst he constantly looked 
with sympathy on the operations of all the missionary societies. 
His prolonged eventide was filled with a " kindly light." He 
sometimes remarked, " Old age brings weariness," but he was 
always humbly trustful, resigned, and full of hope. He longed 
for his departure, and amid the solemn stillness of the Lord's 
day he entered peacefully and without a struggle into the 
joy of his Lord. 

(23) William Fiddian Moulton, M.A., D.D. : born at Leek, 
March 14, 1835. ^^ father and grandfather were Methodist 
preachers, and he was brought up in the nurture of the 
Lord and in the best traditions of the Church. Educated at 
Woodhouse Grove School and Wesley College, Sheffield, his 
gentle, blameless, studious boyhood gave promise of future 
eminence. At the latter place, in May, 1852, he attained, after 
long seeking, the personal knowledge of salvation, yielding 
himielf wholly and once for all to the service of Christ. He 

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had already displayed unusual mental powers. His career at 
the London University culminated in his winning in 1856 
the gold medal in mathematics and natural philosophy; but 
from this time he made Scripture the mark of all his studies. 
After some years spent in tuition, he was called to the Ministry 
in 1858, and was appointed assistant tutor at Richmond 
College. The late revered Alfred Barrett and Benjamin 
Hellier, his earliest colleagues, exercised an enduring influence 
upon his character. In 1868 he became classical tutor at 
Richmond. He had already established a high reputation 
in biblical scholarship,* and was engaged upon the translation 
of Winer's " Grammar of New Testament Greek," which he 
considerably enriched, rendering an indispensable service to 
students of the Greek Testament. His work in this field is un- 
surpassed in exactness, critical acumen, and fulness of research. 
He made several other valuable contributions to biblical exposi- 
tion, although his jealous devotion to practical duties forbad 
much that it was in his heart to do. He was one of the Company 
of scholars engaged from 1870 to 1881 upon the revision of the 
English New Testament, taking an active share in its delibera- 
tions, and still more in the labours supplementary to this 
task; the last words that he wrote concerned the revised 
marginal references of the Bible, then nearly completed. His 
services to the cause of sacred learning were recognised by his 
election into the Legal Conference in 1872, at the earliest possible 
age. The University of Edinburgh, in 1874, conferred upon 
him its Doctorate of Divinity ; and three years later the Uni- 
versity of Cambridge added the comparatively rare distinction 
of its honorary Master of Arts degree. For sixteen years he 
taught at Richmond, earning in the highest degree the esteem 
and gratitude of his many students. The principal work of his 
life .was, however, the foundation ot the Leys School at Cam- 
bridge, committed to his hands in 1874. It is difficult to 
estimate land impossible to record, the industry, care, and 
vigilance, the administrative skill and resource, the self-devotion 
find courage which he applied to th»iBu:duo\aa\xxvdtxXBkirk%« He 



1898.5 OBITUARIES. 35 

proved himself a Christian schoolmaster of the finest English 
type. Love and confidence gathered about him from all sides 
— in the Church, in the university, and most of all from his 
colleagues and the boys in the school. His abounding sym- 
pathy, his patient firmness and perfect temper, his genial tact 
and courtesy, his large-hearted wisdom, won for him a personal 
influence of the rarest and happiest kind, which was exerted 
with the best results in the building up of a great Methodist 
public school. Other distinguished services Dr. Moulton 
rendered to the Church. He took a deep interest in the 
development of the East Anglia District, and forwarded the 
work greatly by his counsel and practical aid. He assisted 
largely in the revision of the Hymn-book effected in 1876. 
From the year 1873 *^ ^'* death he held the office of Secretary 
to the Committee for the examination of Preachers on Trial, 
greatly developing and improving the system of examination, 
to which he attached the utmost importance. In most of the 
Connexional movements and discussions of recent years he 
took a warm interest, exercising a modest but weighty influence 
that made for peace and mutual understanding. He occupied 
the Presidential chair of the Conference in 1890, with admir- 
able efficiency, dignity, and grace, and commended himself to 
the afiectiooate reverence of all our people. His preaching 
was deeply expository and experimental, tender and faithful. 
He walked before God in a humility that deepened to the end, 
counting himself, though he had " done all these things," an 
** unprofitable servant," and relying with a constant and child- 
like faith on the merit of his Saviour, and in the " hope of 
eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, hath promised." The 
end came with startling suddenness. A premonitory stroke had 
touched him, in the midst of excessive labours, some two years 
before. It was hoped that he had recovered ; but on February 
5, 1898, as he returned in the afternoon from visiting a sick 
friend, a second and fatal seizure supervened. In a few 
moments the busy and watchful servant passed, wittioMl a si^ 
or the '' sadness of farewell," to the presence of his "Lotd. 

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(24) Thomas Hulme : born at West Bromwich, on May 14, 
182 1. Blessed with a godly parentage, he was early the 
subject of deep religious impressions. In his fifteenth year he 
experienced a saving change of heart. Two years afterwards 
he began to preach, and for nearly sixty years this was his 
loved employ. In 1844 he was accepted as a Candidate, and 
sent to Didsbury College, where he spent two years. For 
forty-two years of active ministry he maintained a blameless 
reputation, being '' an example of the believers, in word, in 
conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." Gifted 
by nature with the charm of geniality, which was beautified 
by grace, he was a man greatly beloved. People were always 
attracted by his open and radiant countenance ; but in the 
pulpit his face was all aglow, witnessing unmistakably to the. 
warmth of his piety. In his sermons, which were carefully 
prepared, he delighted to enlarge on the grand evangelical 
verities, giving special prominence to the distinctive doctrines 
of Methodism. These he set forth lovingly and persuasively ; 
and many will be ^'the crown of his rejoicing in the day 
of the Lord Jesus." While the sterner aspects of Christian 
truth were not neglected, he was pre-eminently "a son of 
consolation." As a pastor he greatly excelled, his unfailing 
cheerfulness, his tender sympathy, and his practical counsels 
making him an ever-welcome visitor to the houses of his 
people, especially the poor. His superintendency was pains- 
taking, conscientious, and methodical. At the Conference 
of 1888 he became a Supernumerary, taking up his abode 
at Ryde, where he had previously laboured for three years. 
Here he continued to render valued service in the pulpit, 
the class-room, and other spheres, for nine years. His 
last affliction was long and severe, but his sufferings were 
cheerfully borne, his only regret being that his work as a 
preacher was done. Had he lived a few weeks longer, he 
intended to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of his pulpit 
work by preaching from his first text, Isaiah iii. 10. On 
the last day of consciousness he was asked, " Are you resting 



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on the atonement ? " His reply was,, " Yes, yes, hallelujah I " 
These were his last words. On Sunday, February 6, 1898, 
he calmly fell on sleep, in the seventy-seventh year of his 
age, and the fifty-second of his ministry. 



(25) Samuel Brown (b) : born at Pilley, nfear Sheffield, 
September 18, 182 1. Soon afterwards his parents removed 
to Thurgoland, in the Sheffield Ebenezer Circuit, where his 
early years were spent. Owing to the premature death of his 
&ther, his training devolved upon his mother, a pious and 
devoted Methodist, It was her custom to take with her to 
class each of her children when very young. The earnest 
desire of her heart for their conversion was realised in the 
case of her son. When only a lad he was accustomed, with 
some of his companions, to go the house of an old class- 
leader, through whose instrumentality he was led to surrender 
himself to God. He immediately engaged in Christian work, 
and when seventeen years old began to preach. On October 17, 
1845, he was ordained as missionary to the West Indies, 
spending sixteen years abroad. Returning to England in 
October, 1861, he entered the home work, and after thirty-one 
years of service in this country became a Supernumerary at 
Kingswood, where he lived for four years. His cultured and 
thoughtful ministry' was greatly valued. He was wise in 
counsel, a faithful pastor, a true friend. The fragrance of his 
beautiful and attractive character was everywhere recognised 
— ^not least in the Circuit in which his years of retire- 
ment were spent, where his memory is cherished with 
reverence and affection. He had a clear judgment and a 
well-balanced mind. On the foreign field, as at home, 
his ministry was owned ot God, and many will be his 
crown of rejoicing in the day of the Lord. At eventide 
there was light. He was calm in the prospect of departure, 
rejoiciiig in memories of hallowed service; at the same 
time he expressed a deep sense of his utter unworthinessi 



33 OBITUARIES, [1898. 

repeating, when nearing the end, with humble satisfaction the 
Words : 

Rock of ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in Thee. 

The end came on February 8, 1898, when in perfect peace he 
entered the rest of God. 

(26) Henry Banks : born at Darlaston, Stafifordshire, 
October 7, 18 17. His parents were zealous and consistent 
members of our Church, and from infancy he was sur- 
rounded by the gracious influences of a godly home, He 
early became the subject of strong spiritual impressions, and 
when about fourteen years of age was led to full decision for 
Christ. When nineteen he commenced to preach, and at the 
Conference of 1839 was accepted as a Candidate. Up to 1886 
he continued in full Circuit work. His ministry was wel- 
come and useful, and in many Circuits he witnessed great 
spiritual prosperity, conversions being frequent. His sermons 
were carefully prepared, full of teaching, and often most 
impressive. As a Superintendent, he was eminently careful 
and judicious, thoroughly understanding the business of the 
Church, and impartially administering its discipline. The 
end, as became such a life, was beautiful. Being asked by 
the Superintendent of the Circuit whether he had any 
message to send the people, he said, ''Tell them I die in 
the faith and hope of that gospel which I have preached 
to others." He passed peacefully away at Liskeard on 
February 9, 1898, in the eighty-first year of his age, and the 
fifty-eighth of his ministry. 

(27) Joseph Whitney : born at Yardley, Northamptonshire^ 
October 19, 185 1, and died at Teignmouth. In 1874 he was 
accepted as a Candidate, and after two years at Richmond 
was sent to Bengal. His missionary career of eight and a half 

years was divided between Calcutta and Barrackpur*,, Hjis 
S^nat desire was to be an efficient vemacMVax vt^!Bs^<ec>«xkdL\xv 



189S.] OBITUARIES. 39 

this he' succeeded by hard and patient toil. His knowledge 
of the language won for him a seat upon the Calcutta 
Revision Committee of the Bengali version of the New 
Testament. HiB health was early impaired through de- 
votion to his work, but unfailing cheerfulness, zeal, and 
genius for method, enabled him to accomplish much. By 
native Christians he was sincerely loved, and the native 
Ministry in Bengal is enriched by men whom he trained. 
Many others received from him the word of life. Through 
fiulure of health he was obliged to return to England, and it 
was with deep sorrow he learned that the condition of his 
health precluded his again labouring on the mission field. The 
remainder of his life was spent at Rheims, Brixham, and 
Teignmouth. As a preacher, he was direct and practical, and 
his ministry was owned of God. As a pastor, he was diligent 
and greatly beloved by young and old. The end came some- 
what suddenly. His death was as beautiful as his life. ^* If 
this is dying," he toid, ''there is nothing to be afraid of." 
Death was " swallowed up of life." ' On the morning ot 
February 16, 1898, after much suffering, borne with fortitude 
and patience, he passed away, with the shout of "Victory I" on 
his lips, in the forty-seventh year of his age, and the twenty- 
second of his ministry. 



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(28) Joseph Boulton : bom at Nantwich, December 29, 
1852. He attributed his early decision for Christ to his 
mother's prayers, and delighted to speak of his home as a 
sanctuary in which his spiritual life was strengthened.. At 
the age of sixteen he began to preach. Five years later he 
went to Didsbury College, and after three happy years there 
entered upon Ciccuit life. His first Conference appointment 
was as District Missionary in the Cardiff and Swansea District, 
where, many will be the "crown of his rejoicing." His 
preaching was marked by great plainness of speech, sound 
evangelical teaching, apt illustration, and a manifest desire lo 
Mag sinners to Cbiist His aermona and addresses to t]ti^ 



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young were especially attractive. As military chaplain, he 
rendered invaluable service. A guileless, unobtrusive, and 
saintly life endeared him to all. Testimonies to his great 
spiritual usefulness can be gathered from all his Circuits. At 
the Conference of 1896 he was appointed to Dover, where 
great success attended the first year's labours. Immediately 
after the Conference of 1897, however, his health became 
seriously impaired. For five months he struggled bravely 
against a painful disease, and the loving messages which he 
sent from his sick-bed to the congregations helped to 
deepen the spiritual life of many, particularly of the young. 
Shortly before his death, when the words '* Jesus only " were 
repeated to him, his face lit up with a radiance always to be 
remembered by those present, and through intense sufifering 
he said, '' That was one of my first texts ; I should so mueh 
like to preach from it again I " Then he added : " To-morrow 
is the first day of the week. The Lord's day. I shall go 
home on that day ! Praise the Lord ! " Before the sun rose 
on the Lord's day, February 27, 1898, he passed to his 
heavenly rest, in the forty-sixth year of his age, and the 
twenty-second of his ministry. 

(29) Frederick H. Thomas, son of the Rev. John Wesley 
Thomas: born at Wallington, August 14, 1844. In early life 
he decided for God, and at the age of twenty-five was accepted 
as a Candidate. For twenty-six years he laboured with much 
acceptance, his sermons being well prepared, interesting in 
style, and attractively delivered. The modesty of his disposi- 
tion, the gentleness of his spirit, and his devotion to work 
attested the worth of his Christian character. For some years 
he struggled with impaired health, but bravely continued his 
work in the North Hill Circuit until overtaken by inflam- 
mation of the lungs, brought on by exposure to cold. He 
died peacefully on February 27, 1898, his last words being, 
^^ I have no fear; it is all right" Two of his latest texts were 
very signWcant : " 1 must work, the vjotks oi '^Smcl ^ScaX. ^beoX 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 41 

Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can 
work " ; and, " Enoch walked with God : and he was not 
for God took him." 

(30) Thomas Dickin : bom on November 6, 1832. The son 
of a Methodist preacher, he was converted while a scholar 
at Woodhouse Grove SchooL His spiritual awakening was 
followed by a period of great depression and disquietude, but 
he at length found pardon and peace, and ever after enjoyed 
the full assurance of the divine favour. A colleague once heard 
him say that ''every year since his conversion had been 
brighter and better than the preceding one." He entered the 
Ministry in 1859, and in all his Circuits won affectionate esteem 
by the saintliness of his character and the ability and fidelity 
with which he devoted himself to his sacred work. He 
laboured chiefly in country Circuits, and was for some years 
Financial Secretary of the Carlisle District. His preaching 
was especially valued by the more thoughtful and spiritually- 
minded of his hearers. His tastes were scholarly and refined. 
He read much, and possessed rich stores of knowledge. But 
his best powers were given to the study of the Scriptures, and 
he so preached as to feed the Church of God. His gentleness 
and kindness endeared him as a pastor, especially to the sick 
and poor. He was a wise, kind, yet firm Superintendent, 
and most brotherly and faithful as a colleague. At the Con- 
ference of 1896 he was compelled by failing health to become 
a Supernumerary, and settled at Boston Spa. Here, while 
able, he cheerfully gave occasional help in both pulpit and 
pastoral work. But weakness rapidly increased, though there 
was no wasting, painful disease ; and on March 28, 1898, he 
passed peacefully from earth to heaven, in the sixty-sixth year 
of his age and the thirty-ninth of his ministry. 

(31) Thomas Townsley Dilks: bom of Methodist parents 
at Derby, in 1824. He dedicated himself to God in his 
boyhood, and entered the Ministry in 1847. Yrom \\\^ 



42 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

first a diligent student and expounder of God's word, his 
preaching was practical, fervent, faithful, exegetical, and 
evangelistic. In his earlier years he preached frequently 
in the open air to fishermen. While in the Isle of Man 
a remarkable revival was witnessed, which had a wonderful 
effect upon the whole town of Peel. His business abilities 
were remarkable. As Superintendent of important Circuits, 
as Financial Secretary, and as Chairman of a District, 
his practical views, ready tact, sound judgment, and admin- 
istrative gifts were highly valued. A man of broad mind, 
wide sympathy, and progressive spirit, he was deeply inter- 
ested in all that pertained to the moral and social welfare 
of men. A close student of national interests, he was careful 
not to introduce party politics into the Church. He took an 
earnest interest in the temperance cause, and, as a ready and 
effective platform speaker, often rendered great assistance to 
this and other movements of our times. In private life he 
was greatly beloved. His interest in nature and art, his ready 
wit, genial disposition, and godly spirit, made his company 
delightful. He was highlyesteemed for his personal character. 
Of courteous manners and sunny temperament, he had a 
deep, ever-present sense of the reality and importance of 
spiritual things. He was in a more than ordinary degree a 
faithful and true man, a tender-hearted, sympathetic pastor, 
and greatly interested in children. In 1891, after forty-four 
years in the Ministry, he retired to Clapham, moving after three 
years to North Curry, in the Taunton Circuit. On Sunday, 
March 27, 1898, when about to preach from Philippians iv. 3, 
" Whose names are in the book of life," he was seized with 
illness, and soon after his removal from the pulpit passed away 
in great peace, in the seventy-fourth year of his age, and the 
fifty-first of his ministry. 

(32) Samuel H. Dunstan: born at Helston, Cornwall, 
September 22, 1866. Converted during a special mission at 
Helston, he almost immediately began to exercise his gifts 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 43 

in preaching. The Conference of 1889 accepted him as a 
Candidate, and sent him to Handsworth College, where he 
spent three years in successful study, winning in a remarkable 
degree the affection of his fellow students. After two years 
on the Reserve Ust, he was stationed at Gunnislake, where 
he laboured with great acceptance. On his ordination he 
went to Lincoln (High Street), and there made many warm 
friends, his influence with young people and his aptitude 
in leading them to the Saviour being specially marked. His 
daily life was pervaded by a fervent and manly piety, and 
his genial spirit won upon all with whom he came into 
contact. He was devoted to his work, evangelical and accept- 
able in his preaching, and took special delight in his pastoral 
duties. In the midst of his work his health failed. He 
was stationed at St. Columb in the hope that a milder climate 
would thoroughly restore him, but after a few weeks his 
health again broke down. During his illness he cherished 
an intense desire and hope soon to return to the work he 
loved so much ; but his complaint assumed an acute form, 
and after a few days' unconsciousness he passed to his rest 
on April 9, 1898. 

(33) William West: bom in London on March 9, 181 1. 
His parents were not Methodists, but in his tw#ntieth year he 
began to attend the Horseferry^Road chapel, Westminster, 
where he gave himself to God. In 1 83 2 he removed to Norwich, 
and there first met in class. In 1835 ^^ became a Candidate 
for the Ministry in the Bungay Circuit. He had occupied the 
position of hired local preacher, and the Circuit asked that, 
in the event of his being accepted, he should be appointed to 
that Circuit as second minister. The Conference acceded to 
the request. His offer, however, had been general, and in one 
month from his settlement in the Circuit the Missionary 
Committee required him to fill a vacancy in the West Indies. 
He was ordained at Southwark on October 7, 1835, ^"^ 
four days later set sail for the Bahamas. He laboured 



44 OBITUARIES, [1898. 

in the West Indies twenty-one years with great zeal and 
success, returning in 1856. The Conference had learned 
his worth as a missionary, and after one year in England 
he was appointed to the Gold Coast as Chairman and 
General Superintendent of three districts — the Gold Coast, 
Sierra Leone, and Gambia, which comprised the whole of 
our West African missions. His responsibility was heavy, 
and borne amid sC^enes of revolting cruelty. His work and 
the climate taxed his strength to the utmost. He returned in 
shattered health after fifteen years' faithful service. During 
this illness he had nearly lost his sight Within a few months 
his health was so far restored that at the request of the 
Missionary Committee he undertook a second journey to the 
West Indies. This was in 1872. The following year he 
became totally and permanently blind, but continued to preach 
and speak at missionary meetings so long as he had strength. 
He was well read in theology, and loyally attached to our 
doctrines and discipline. His gifts were of the practical order, 
his preaching clear and fervid. Even in advanced age he was 
most genial, and often even spritely. He was at once a man of 
holy aspiration and unbending integrity. His general conduct 
was marked by modesty, courtesy, and a broad and beautiful 
charity. During a quarter of a century he was sightless, but 
his spiritual vision was undimmed. He bore his affliction 
with exemplary patience and cheerfulness. ^' He rejoiced in 
hope of the glory of God." A few days prior to his death, 
in a last conversation with his friend the Rev. Joseph Dyson, 
he particularly and emphatically spoke of the mercy of God 
in Christ, quoting " not by works of righteousness which we 
have done, but according to His mercy He saved us." He 
then repeated part of the hymn beginning 

Now I have found the ground wherein, 

and spoke of it as one of the most beautiful and precious in 
our collection, and as expressing his own constant experience. 
After a brief attack of bronchitis, he passed to his reward 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 45 

on the evening of Sunday, April 17, 1898, in the eighty-eighth 
year of bis age and the sixty-third of his ministry. 

(34) William Henry Cornforth : bom at Sunderland, in 
18 19. His conversion to God was brought about in a remark- 
able manner. Engaged one day in a boating expedition on 
the river Wear, he watched a fight between two young men. 
In a month or two he was amazed to see the victor in the 
contest preaching in the streets of Sunderland with great 
energy. When the preacher toljl of his conversion, and ex- 
horted his hearers to seek the mercy of God, young Cornforth 
yielded to this appeal, went to a meeting in a neighbouring 
Wesleyan chapel, and shortly afterwards joined the Society. 
The two young men, thus strangely brought together, were 
happily associated in Methodist work, and, later on, were 
both admitted into the Methodist Ministry. Mr. Cornforth's 
religious convictions were clear and deep, and from the 
outset he devoted himself with much ardour to the work of 
Christ. His robustness and force of character were beauti- 
fully blended with Christian courtesy. Although he had 
not the advantage of residence at the Theological Institution, 
his mental qualities, which were of a superior order, were 
cultivated by assiduous study. His sermons were thoughtful, 
scriptural, and edifying, expressed in strong, terse, and at 
times eloquent language, and delivered, even to the end of 
his course, with uncommon energy. The consciousness of 
his responsibility as a messenger of God was always mani- 
fest In some of his earlier Circuits his ministry was 
signalised by large ingatherings into the fold of Christ. He 
was diligent in pastoral work, and full of sympathy with 
the suffering and bereaved. As a ministerial colleague he 
was brotherly and genial. He was deeply versed in 
Methodist polity, and had marked capacity for administra- 
tion. In three Districts he occupied the chair with great 
efficiency. His home life was singularly beautiful. His 
active ministry, extending over forty-three years, closed in 



46 OBITUARIES, ]tS^% 

1884 ; but for a time he , Continued to preach as his strength 
permitted. .During the last few years, spent at Nottingham, 
he was confined by physical weakness to his home, where 
''in quietness and t assurance " 'he awaited the Master's call. 
Shortly before his death he said to a brother Minister: "I 
find such comfort in the precious words, 'Thou wilt keep 
. him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee.' Yes, 
peace, perfect peace. I am very feeble ; but I say to myself 
many a time over the beautiful verse of Charles Wesley, 'In 
age and feebleness extreme,' etc." He entered into rest 
April 28, 1898. 

(35) Charles Harrison : bom at Plymouth on April 22, 
1848. He owed much to the influence of a godly mother and 
grandmother, who, while he was yet a boy, led him to accept 
the Lord as his Saviour. Among his papers has been found 
a document showing that at the age of sixteen he entered 
into a solemn covenant with God, dedicating himself abso- 
lutely to His service. At the age of seventeen he began 
to preach, and four years later became a student at Didsbury 
College, where he was known as a pattern of saintliness. He 
used to spend three hours every day in devotional exercises. 
He possessed superior mental abilities, which by dint of dili. 
gent study he had trained and developed. He was a scholarly 
and cultured man, refined in tastes, intensely sympathetic in 
manner, conscientious and assiduous in the fulfilment of all his 
duties. In private life he was a pattern of kindness, unselfish- 
ness, and purity, beloved most by those who knew him most 
intimately. His sermons were fresh, thoughtful, chaste, and 
delivered with intense earnestness and great spiritual power. 
His devoutness of spirit and holiness of life were manifest 
in all his public utterances, as well as in social intercourse with 
his friends. As a pastor, he was most gentle and loving, ever 
ready to relieve the distressed, and highly beloved and revered 
by the people of his charge. As a colleague, he was affec- 
tionate, true, and trustfuL He was io^aV to tVi« disclpUae and 



1898.] .OBITUARIES. A1 

usages of our Church, and sought in every department ot 
work to be faithful, earnest, and fearless. He loved all 
beautiful things, and . delighted supremely in the beauty of 
holiness, which he had received from above in an exceptional 
degree. At the end of April he was seized with pneumonia, 
and on May 4, 1898, he peacefully passed away. Not long 
before bis death he pointed to a motto oa the wall as express- 
ing his experience : " Thou art near." 

(36) Thomas Wenn : bom at Downham Market, Norfolk, in 
1833. He was educated at a commercial school, and intended 
for the profession of an engineer. At the age of seventeen he 
was converted. He soon began to preach, and early attained 
popularity in his own and surrounding Circuits. He entered 
the Ministry in 1857, and quickly gave promise of great use- 
fulness. A large portion of his ministerial life was spent in 
the west of England. He possessed a firm and intelligent 
grasp of Christian doctrine and a devout familiarity with the 
word of God. His preaching was clear and impressive in its 
exposition of divine truth, and had a singular charm for the 
thoughtful and reverent. He was in labours more abundant, 
delighting in pastoral visitation, and by tact, wisdom, and 
sympathy he secured . the lasting esteem and affection of his 
people. He was well versed in the history and polity of 
Methodism. His Circuits were administered with great skill 
and efficiency. For many years he laboured under the dis- 
advantage of enfeebled health, but almost to the last moment 
retained a strong love of life. He finally relinquished the 
active work of the Ministry in 1896. The closing months of 
his life were saddened by severe domestic bereavement. His 
end was peace ; he fell asleep on May 9, 1898, in the sixty-fifth 
year of his age and the forty-first of his ministry. 

(37) Henry W. J. Sidnell (Jones) : bom at Bristol in 

1 85 1, and converted in early life. He was not \>tom^\. 



48 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

up in connexion with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, but 
having become convinced of its scriptural character, as illus- 
trated by its spiritual helpfulness, he joined its communion. 
After working as a local preacher, he went to America and 
entered the Ministry of the Methodist Episcopal Church. On 
completing eight years of growingly acceptable and successful 
work in the United States. He returned to England, and in 
1885 he was accepted by the British Conference, When 
he removed to Southport in 1897, his health was not vigor- 
ous; but it was hoped that the salubrious climate of the 
west coast would speedily restore him. That hope, how- 
ever, was not fulfilled, and in December his strength failed 
so seriously that he was compelled to desist from the work 
he loved so well. His exposition of God's word was inter- 
esting and edifying. He delighted in proclaiming the great 
verities of the gospel; and whilst all classes found his 
ministry helpful and inspiring, young men especially de- 
rived great stimulus from it. As a pastor and friend, he 
won the esteem and • affection of his people. As a col- 
league, he was altogether loyal and considerate. During 
his illness the grace of God was magnified in him. Sorely 
tried by the depressing affliction that gradually sapped his 
strength, he yet maintained his hopefulness and courage. 
When increasing weakness obliged him to contemplate at 
least a year of retirement, he told a dear personal friend: 
''It has been a hard battle, but I have] won. Here, lying 
on this couch, I have fought it all out; and now, with 
calmness and confidence I can leave my changed prospects 
and my uncertain future in the hands of God without a 
murmur or regret." Shortly before the end came, he said : 
''Tell the people that what I have said to them from the 
pulpit and in the class-meeting is all true. The comfort, the 
assurance, and the hope of Jesus Christ are mine as I let 
all else go. It is all real now." And so, being "ready," 
he "fell on sleep," May 12, 1898, in the forty-eighth year 
of his age. 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 49 

(38) John T. Waddy : bom at Sheffield on April 29, 1836, 
the youngest son of the Rev. S. D. Waddy, D.D., and grandson 
of the Rev. Richard Waddy, who entered the Ministry in 1793. 
He was thus honoured to perpetuate a family succession 
of ministerial service which has lasted a hundred and five 
years, and which, happily, still continues. His childhood was 
hallowed by strong religious impressions, which early ripened 
into a definite act of self-surrender in Carver Street chapel. 
From that hour his zealous devotion to Christian service 
determined the whole course of his life. He was educated at 
Wesley College, where his father filled the office of governor. 
In 1859 he was accepted as a Candidate, and went to Dids- 
bury College. He possessed considerable natural gifts and 
a buoyant temper, combined with diligence and endurance. 
Earnest and conscientious, he was a laborious Minister and 
pastor, a trusty and steadfast friend. While broadly catholic 
in his sympathies, he was loyal to Methodism and to evan- 
gelical faith. His preaching was fresh, incisive, fervent, 
practical, and marked by an intense desire to save souls. He 
was a lover of children and young people, and everywhere 
drew them about him — his last sermon in Dorchester being to 
the Boys' Brigade. Some signs of failing strength decided him 
to ask the May Synod to recommend his retirement as a 
Supernumerary at Conference. The request was made with 
deep feeling and very reluctantly. But God had designed for 
him an earlier rest. The end was most sudden. On Friday 
following the Synod week, as Vice-President of the Dorchester 
and District Free Church Council, he attended a social gather- 
ing, and took the part assigned him. A few minutes later 
he fainted, and before medical aid arrived he passed away, 
on May 20, 1898, in the sixty-third year of his age and the 
thirty-ninth of his ministry. 

(39) Stephen Sutton: bom at Hanley, January 8, 1841. 
He was converted to God when about fourteen years of age, 
and when twenty-two entered Richmond College. In 1866 



5© OBITUARIES, [1898. 

he began his missionary service in Jamaica, where he remained 
till 1894. His brother missionaries bear witness that he dis- 
x:harged his duty fearlessly, and with a strong realisation of 
the sacredness of his task. He never spared himself, and was 
successful in promoting the varied work of the mission field. 
To this, whether it affected the inner life of the people or 
the material interests of the Church, he gave himself heartily. 
For twenty-eight years he laboured in some of the hardest 
Circuits of Jamaica with diligence, earnestness, fidelity, and 
success. The strain, however, of toil and exposure in a 
tropical climate began at last to tell seriously on his fine 
constitution, and in 1894 he returned to England. After two 
years of Circuit life he retired from the active work of the 
Ministry, in the hope of resuming his beloved employment 
afler twelve months' rest. During this year, although his 
health was never good, he still strove bravely to serve God 
and the Methodist Church, though in a position of less 
responsibility ; but the hope of again taking his full share of 
ministerial service was reluctantly abandoned. At length, 
an attack of pleurisy and bronchial asthma, which involved 
long distress and suffering, utterly prostrated him. There was 
no faltering in his faith, and all who visited him were deeply 
moved as, with failing breath, he again and again declared 
his satisfied trust in the Master's will. He passed away on 
May 23, 1898, in the fifty-eighth year of his age and the 
thirty-third of his ministry. 

(40) Mark Symons : born February 14, 1824, at St. Columb 
Minor. He was converted when twelve years of age. His 
first sermon was preached in a small country chapel in the 
Bodmin Circuit, from the text, " The Son of man is come to 
seek and to save that which was lost" After three years 
at Didsbury College he went to his first Circuit, St. Columb. 
He was forty-three years in the full work, and, though often 
in feeble health, was never known to neglect an appointment. 
No one could be more particular \n lookinf^ ailet xVvt N\VbBj@e^ 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 51 

He would walk many miles to preach to the smallest congre- 
gations, and he generally went early that he might visit the 
people. He was also instrumental in building many village 
chapels. A good business man and a capable administrator, 
he put his conscience into every detail of Circuit work, with 
the result that he left his Circuits in a prosperous condition. 
He was a man of peace. As a preacher, he was faithful, 
practical, loving, and earnest, and had the joy of seeing many 
souls brought to God. He excelled as a pastor. Wherever 
there was sickness or trouble he was sure to be found, and 
so gentle and sympathetic was his manner that his visits to the 
sick-room were greatly valued. He also took a deep interest 
in the young, and the children loved him. The last seven 
years of his life were spent in ever-increasing feebleness. 
Regretting greatly that he could do no more active work, he 
still continued to take the deepest interest in everything con- 
nected with Methodism. His last illness was very short He 
was conscious to the end. On being asked, just before he 
died, whether he knew the Lord Jesus was leading him 
safely, "Yes, yes," was his eager, emphatic reply. He said 
little after this; but the testimony of his life was enough. 
He died on May 27, 1898, in the seventy-fifth year of his age 
and the fiftieth of his ministry. 

(41) Arthur William Clapham : bom at Cheetham Hill, 
Manchester, March 30, 1871. Brought up in a Christian home, 
where loyalty to God and man was the habit of daily life, he 
feared the Lord from his youth. He was educated at the Leys 
School, and early proved himself to be a patient and successful 
student. With a clear persuasion that he was called of God 
to the Christian Ministry, he gave himself right heartily to 
prepare for his life work. In 1894 he went to Headingley 
College, where he spent three years. His influence was 
always good. Refined, gentle, and full of kindness, he won 
the love and confidence alike of tutors and fellow students. 
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52 OBITUARIES, [1898. 

and that the highest ambition of the preacher is to win souls. 
So he laid up stores of knowledge for future use ; but first and 
foremost he cultivated personal and habitual fellowship with 
God. At the Conference of 1897 he was placed on the Pre- 
sident's List of Reserve, and was sent successively to Southsea, 
Huddersfield, and Barton-on-Humber. In each of these places, 
though his stay was short, he gained respect and affection 
by his self-sacrificing diligence, his helpful teaching, and 
his pastoral sympathy. Whilst in Huddersfield his health 
began to fail; but at Barton he still struggled on, despite 
his utter weakness. At length tired nature could hold out 
no more, and with the infinite calm of entire consecration 
to the Father's will, he passed to the higher service on Sunday 
June 5, 1898, in the twenty-eighth year of his age, and the 
first of his ministry. 

(42) John Richards (b) : born at Bulwell, near Nottingham, 
November 6, 181 1 ; died at Finsbury Park, July 11, 1898. 
He entered the Ministry in 1836, and after two years at the 
Institution was appointed to Clarkebury in South Africa. 
For eleven years he remained in that country, labouring at 
Grahamstown, Pietermaritzburg, and other stations. In 1849 
he returned to England, and for seven years was engaged in 
the home work. Then followed a further term of eleven years 
in the South African field, where his faithful and earnest ser- 
vice is still held in grateful remembrance. After two years 
more in English circuits, he went in 1869 to Calcutta, and for 
six years preached the gospel in that city. Though unable to 
use the Hindu vernacular, his sermons, delivered through an 
interpreter, were effective, and many testimonies are borne to 
his usefulness among the native population. For the last 
twenty years of his life he was a Supernumerary in the Fins- 
bury Park Circuit. His old age was singularly beautiful. 
His saintly character, his evangelical fervour in preaching and 
public prayer, his visitation of the sick, attracted the veneration 
and love of all who knew him. His last illness was very brief. 



1 898. ] OBITUARIES, 53 

Returning from Colston Bassett, the scene ot his boyhood, 
which he had visited every summer for the last twenty-three 
years, he took a chill, and, after a few days' sickness, passed to 
his rest in the eighty-seventh year of his age and the sixty- 
second of his ministry. 

« 

(43) James R. Berry : born of Methodist parents at Alton, 
Hants, on February 18, 1838. When thirteen years of age he 
was led to consecrate himself to Christ. Four years later he 
began to preach, and was accepted as a candidate for the 
Ministry by the Conference of 1858. After spending a 
year at Richmond he was ordained, and proceeded to Sierra 
Leone, where he laboured with much success for above three 
years. Returning to England in 1863, he soon took a good 
position, and travelled in some of our most important 
Circuits. He gave himself entirely to his work, being dili- 
gent in the discharge of all his duties, and seizing every 
opportunity of doing good both in public and private. 
He had a special interest in Foreign Missions, and as a life- 
long abstainer took part in every kind of temperance work. 
His supreme aim was the salvation of souls. A thoughtful, 
earnest, and evangelical preacher, by his labours many were 
turned to righteousness. He was an ideal Superintendent, 
methodical, painstaking, hard-working, shrinking from no 
difficulty, and never sparing himself; generous and obliging 
to his colleagues, whom he ever treated with considerate 
kindness. In most oi his circuits he knew personally all the 
members of the Societies under his special charge, and was 
diligent and faithful in the fulfilment of pastoral duties, his 
kind and sympathetic nature making his visits a blessing, 
especially to the sick. A very devout man, he lived near to 
God, his character, marked by integrity and strict con- 
scientiousness, being without reproach. Blessed with good 
health, he took in hand everything with cheeriul enthusiasm. 
He was hopefully looking forward to a period of increasing 
usefulness, when attacked by typhoid fever. During most 



54 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

of his illness he was delirious; but even in his mental 
wandering he was preaching, praying, and urging his 
imaginary hearers to consecrate themselves to God. He 
peacefully entered into rest on the inoming of July 21, 1898, 
in the sixty-first year of his age and the thirty-ninth of his 
ministry. 

(44) Robert Newton Young, D.D. : born at Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, June 17, 1829. His father, the Rev. Robert Young, 
was an honoured missionary and eminently successful evan- 
gelist, who enjoyed the confidence of his brethren in a high 
degree, and, after returning to England, was raised to the 
Presidency of the Conference. His son, Robert Newton, 
was sent to Woodhouse Grove School, and afterwards to 
St. Saviour's Grammar School, Southwark. At the age of 
twelve the lad began to meet in class, but it was not till his 
nineteenth year that he entered upon a definite Christian 
experience. In 1850 he was accepted as a Candidate for 
our Ministry, and after a residence of three years as 
student and tutor at Richmond Collie he was appointed to 
a Circuit, and for twenty-four years travelled in our most 
important Circuits. The next twenty years of his life were 
devoted to teaching in Headingley and Handsworth Colleges. 
For fifteen years he held the post of Tutor in Biblical 
Literature, Exegesis, and Classics, discharging its responsible 
duties with diligence, fidelity, and success. In 1892 he became 
Tutor in Pastoral Theology and House Governor at Hands- 
worth College, a position he held till the Conference of 
1897, when, owing to failing health, he retired from active 
service. From 188 1 to 1885 Dr. Young was Secretary of the 
Conference, and in 1886 he was elected to the Presidency, 
l^ing the only President's son who has occupied the Chair. 
He rendered eminent service to his Church, and was held 
in high esteem by his brethren. He was a man of many 
gifts and accomplishments, a patient student, and an accurate 
scholar ; conversant with affairs, and efficient in Circuit and 



XS^S.] OBITUARIES. 55 

Connexional administration. As a preacher, he was exposi- 
tory in method, finished in style, and eflfective in delivery. 
He was greatly appreciated by our people, while his general 
culture endeared him to many in other communions. It 
pleased God that a distressing affliction should mark the 
closQ of a long and brilliant career. But while He chastened 
His servant, He did not forsake him. Robert Newton 
Young died in the faith in which he had lived; and the 
memory of his reverent spirit, his faithful service, and his 
humble trust in the Saviour will be long aiid tenderly 
cherished by all who truly knew him. He died on August i, 
1898, in the seventieth year c^ his age and the forty-seventh 
of his ministry. 



2. In Ireland, three : 

(i) William Crook, D.D. : born at Newtownbarry on 
November i, 1823, was the eldest son of the Rev. William 
Crook, who entered the Methodist Ministry in 1804, and was 
known for years as "the father of the Irish Conference." 
His mother was of French extraction, and probably belonged 
to one of the Huguenot families who sought refuge in Ireland 
from Roman Catholic persecution. She is described as a 
woman of remarkable gifts and acquirements, and there can 
be little doubt that her eldest son inherited from her the 
vivacity of spirit which made him a most enjoyable com- 
panion*. The godly influences by which he was surrounded 
from childhood had their due share in moulding his general 
character ; and at the age of fifteen he was brought to religious 
decision during a revival in Tullamore, when the Rev. William 
Cather was in that Circuit. In a few years he became a local 
preacher, and in 1846 was accepted as a Candidate and sent 
to the Theological Institution at Didsbury. In 1848 he re- 
ceived his first appointment, and thus was nearly fifty years 
in the itinerancy, during which he laboured with great success 
and acceptance. In 1859 he threw himself with characteristic 



56 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

ardour into the work of the great revival in Ulster, and, 
feeling the need of a journal fully devoted to the cause of 
evangelical religion, he originated the Irish Evangelist, The 
present generation scarcely realises how much it is indebted 
to him and those who aided and encouraged him in this 
spirited undertaking. He wrote an excellent biography of 
his father, rendered increasingly interesting by valuable and 
racy notices of contemporary Methodism, and also published a 
volume entitled, " Ireland and the Centenary of American 
Methodism." He always held a high place in the affection 
and confidence of his brethren, and received from them 
many expressions of their esteem, in his election as Chairman 
of the Districts in which he was stationed, representative 
to the British Conference, delegate to the London (Ecumenical 
Conference, member of the Legal Conference, and twice Vice- 
President of the Irish Conference. These honours were 
well deserved and honourably sustained. In the preparation 
and adoption of our present system of lay representation, 
and in the negotiations which resulted in the union of the 
two principal Methodist bodies in Ireland, he took a lead- 
ing part. As almost the originator, and as the first secretary 
and one of the treasurers of the Orphan Society, he rendered 
most valuable service. As a preacher, he excelled in careful 
analysis of his text, accurate generalisation of the truth which 
it embodied, forcible and attractive putting of the main 
points of his subject, and appropriate illustration. As a 
debater, he was fertile in resource, clear in argument, and 
indomitable in perseverance. He was a popular lecturer, 
and throughout life a consistent and earnest advocate of the 
cause of temperance. He had wide acquaintance with general 
literature. With his extensive theological reading, keen per- 
ception, able powers of reasoning, and thorough relish for 
discussion, he possessed all the elements of a powerful 
religious controversialist. Although a loyal Methodist, he had 
warm sympathy for other Churches. He was endowed with 
a remarkably sanguine temperament, so that he was an utter 



1898.] OBITUARIES, 57 

Stranger to mental gloom or depression, and always anticipated 
a bright and successful future for every project with which he 
was connected. Of late years his remarkable physical vigour 
and energy seemed to be failing, but he still cherished the 
prospect of years of further usefulness in the work he so 
dearly loved. An all- wise and all-loving Providence had, 
howjever, ordered otherwise. In Gal way, on October 13, 
1897, — bright and cheery to the last, — in the seventy-fourth 
year of his age and the fiftieth of his ministry, he, " after he 
had served his own generation, by the will of God, fell on 
sleep." 

(2) James Harpur : born at Anahone, in County Fer- 
managh, on April 10, 1857. At the age of sixteen he was 
led to decision for Christ under the ministry of the Rev. 
James Carson, then Superintendent of the Clones Circuit 
Immediately after his conversion he began to preach Christ 
in the farmhouses and schoolrooms of his own neighbour- 
hood. The Lord used him in leading sinners to the Saviour, 
and soon a passion for soul-saving grew upon him. At this 
time he was recognised as a talented and promising youth, and 
the call of the Spirit was followed by the call of the Church. 
Endowed with good natural ability, he applied himself dili- 
gently to study, and at the Conference of 1875, when only 
eighteen years of age, he was accepted as a Candidate, and 
received his first appointment to Donegall Place Circuit, 
Belfast, where he remained for two years, and was greatly 
owned of God. For eight years following he laboured with 
great acceptance and zeal in some of the largest country 
Circuits, and then returned to Belfast, where he remained 
for twelve consecutive years as Superintendent of various 
Circuits, in each of which his ministry was efifective in 
attracting laige congregations, and fruitful in the salvation of 
souls. He was an earnest and faithful preacher, a vigorous 
and popular lecturer, a kind and sympathetic pastor; but 
his crowning gift was that of the evangelist. As a soul- 



58 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

winner he was eminently successful, and in all his Circuits 
God honoured him in leading sinners to Christ. As a 
Superintendent, he was judicious and painstaking, as: a 
colleague, loyal and affectionate, and as a friend, true as 
steel. His bright and happy disposition made him a great 
favourite in social circles, where he always brought with 
him the sunshine of a loving heart that sought to nciake 
every one happy. He was the trusted friend of the yot^ig, 
and for them he possessed special attraction, winning by his 
genial smile and manifest sympathy both their confidence and 
love. The disease which eventually proved fatal began to 
develop seven years ago; but, notwithstanding this, he 
attended to his ministerial duties with cheerfulness and 
zeal, and bore his sufiferings with patience. At the last 
Conference he was appointed to Holywood, with the hope 
that sea air and quiet work would restore his strength ; but 
about the month of October he was compelled to give up 
work altogether. Everything that skill and love could sug- 
gest was done to lengthen his valuable life, but in vain. 
The call came suddenly, yet not too soon. He was ready, 
and had no fear of death. The Saviour he preached to others 
was precious to him in his dying moments. The last scene 
was touching and triumphant His window faced the south, 
and the light flooded his room. Some one remarked, ''What 
beautiful sunshine!" *'Yes," said he; "but it's nothing 
like the sunshine of Christ's love that fills my soul." Then, 
having spoken of the preciousness of Christ, he calmly closed 
his eyes and whispered, " Till the shadows flee away," and 
with these words on the lips his happy spirit passed into 
the immediate presence of angels and of God. He was called 
to his reward on January 25, 1898, in the forty-drst year of 
his age and the twenty-third of his ministry. Into his brief 
life he crowded much work for God and man. 

(3) Andrew Armstrong : bom at Plymouth on January 31, 
1830. In youth he removed to Ireland, where, during an 



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extensive revival of religion in the winter of 1843-4, in 
the Enniskillen Circuit, he was savingly converted, with 
at least three other brethren now in the ranks of our 
Ministry, and a host of others who have done important 
work for Christ as local preachers, class-leaders, and officers 
of our Church. In 1855 he was received on trial as a 
Candidate for our Ministry, and entered upon a career of 
earnest, laborious, and successful work. He laboured in 
many of our leading Circuits. In several of them, especially 
in die Westport and Ormeau Road Circuits, there were 
blessed revivals. Mr. Armstrong was for many years Secre- 
tary of the Temperance Committee, in connexion with which 
he did much to promote the cause of total abstinence in this 
country. He also took a deep interest in our trust property, 
and was identified with the erection and the improvement of 
several of our chapels and ministers' residences. He was an 
able and faithful preacher of the glorious gospel of the grace 
of God, and a diligent pastor who took a deep interest in the 
young, and by his personal qualities of mind and heart secured 
the affections of the people under his care. He also endeared 
himself to his brethren, and received many expressions of 
their confidence, especially in being elected to the offices of 
Secretary and Chairman of his Districts. In the spring of 
1896 his health gave way; but at the following Conference 
it was so far restored that he was reappointed to the 
Limerick Circuit. Soon, however, he again fell ill, so that 
he was not able to resume his work. From that time 
slowly and steadily the tide of life ebbed, and he calmly 
and confidently awaited his appointed end. He was 
abimdantly blessed in his retirement by the consolations of 
the Holy Spirit, so that it was a source of great joy and 
spiritual benefit to visit him. His mind continued vigorous, 
and his interest in God's work was unabated. He antici- 
pated with pleasure the proceedings of the Irish Conference, 
and sent a message of love to his brethren. On Tuesday, 
June 2iy 1898, in the sixty-ninth year of his age, and at 



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the close of the forty-third year of his ministry, his ransomed 
spirit took its 

last triumphant flight 
From Calvary's to Zion's height. 



3. In our Foreign Missions, seven : 

(i) Henry Hare Dugmore : born in Birmingham, April 
27, 18 10. Whilst a child he went to South Africa with 
his parents, who formed part of the company of British 
settlers of 1820, under the pastoral care of the Rev. William 
Shaw. He was converted to God on New Year's Day, 183 1, 
and entered the Ministry three years afterwards. His first 
appointment was to the Mount Coke mission station; but 
owing to the Kafir war of 1835 he was soon compelled to 
leave. During his stay at Mount Coke he mastered the Klafir 
language, being able to preach in it within six months after 
his arrival. The almost perfect command which he obtained of 
this language made his sermons a means of profit and delight 
to his hearers, whilst it enabled him to render undying service 
to our mission work in South Africa by the translation of the 
Psalms and gospels, besides a great part of the Prayer-book. 
His poetic gifts also were called into exercise in the production 
of over a hundred Kafir hymns, which form more than one- 
third of the South African vernacular hymn-book. His active 
ministry extended over a period of forty-two years, including 
two visits to England. In all his Circuits he was honoured and 
revered ; and his preaching, which was of a very high order, 
was made a means of profit and blessing to hundreds. At the 
same time he took a keen interest in everything that related 
to the moral and social welfare of the people, giving freely 
of his time, service, and money for the promotion of every 
good cause. From the time of his conversion he became 
a ^reat reader^ and continued to delight in books to the close 
of his life. He began the study of Germ^Tv «i\«t .\!k^ -^^s. 



1898.] OBITUARIES. 61 

seventy years of age. He was a gifted musician, and his 
acquaintance with the works of the great composers was 
remarkable. As a preacher, he was wonderfully clear in his 
expositions of divine truth, setting forth the great doctrines 
of Scripture in all their fulness and saving power, whilst 
much spiritual influence often accompanied his ministry. Nor 
were his prayers less noteworthy, as numbers who have 
been melted and uplifted by them have testified. In 1876 
he became a Supernumerary, and took up his residence in 
Queenstown, which henceforth became his home until his 
death, on June 14, 1897, in his eighty-eighth year. Up to 
within a year or two of the end he continued to preach and 
visit the people, especially the sick and troubled. Even after 
he became blind he. conducted public services, repeating 
from memory the hymns and Scripture lessons. All fear 
of death was removed, and at times his soul was filled with 
joyful anticipation of the glory awaiting him, and of the 
near prospect of being with Christ He had a profound 
sense of God's holiness, and of the imperfections of his own 
life. His only plea was the finished work of the Redeemer. 
After lingering for some time in extreme weakness, he 
gradually sank into unconsciousness, until mortality was 
" swallowed up of life." 

(2) Samuel Evans Rowk: born at Midsomer Norton, in 
Somerset, September 2, 1834. He was the son of the 
Rev. Samuel Rowe, and was educated at Woodhouse Grove. 
After a few years spent partly in business and partly in 
teaching he began to preach. In 1857 he was accepted as a 
Candidate for the Ministry, and entered Didsbury College, but 
had to. leave almost immediately to take his first appointment. 
P^S9i9@Atid Ali superior mental powers, he rapidly rose to a 
PQ$^|(k^i Qfi iofltience in our Ministry. . After he had been 
S^rrt^fyotefeitbi^fCopivwall District for three years, he was 
i^nftft^ 5^P!^irtted:rChaifii)in of the Exeter District. '^NYvew 
a^.CfyiptfmfJ^.fwaJs iFoqtiissted by the Missionary ComxtvvXX^^ 



62 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

to go to South Africa, and in 1880 was appointed to Pieter- 
maritzburgy where he laboured for thirteen years with much 
acceptance. Later he spent two years in the native work, 
and in 1895 ^^^ appointed to the Harrismith (English) 
Circuit. In 1886 he was elected Chairman of the Natal District, 
which position he held till 1895. In 1890 he was President of 
the South African Conference. In 1896 he received permis- 
sion to visit England for a year, and was appointed one of the 
representatives of the South African Conference to the Yearly 
Conference, at which he was elected a member of the Legal 
Conference, an honour which he was permitted to enjoy for a 
very brief period. As a preacher, he possessed the expository 
gift in a high degree. He was a lucid reasoner, and exact in 
his choice of words. His sermons were evangelical, full of 
point, suggestive, and original, and were oft^n attended with 
mighty spiritual power. As Superintendent of a Circuit, he 
was judicious and capable; as a pastor, he was tender and 
sympathetic, especially in cases of sickness and bereavement; 
as a colleague, he was frank and brotherly; as a friend, 
he was pre-eminently faithful. In the official positions to 
which he was appointed from time to time, he justified the 
choice of the Conference by the manner in which he 
performed his work. As President, he discharged the duties 
devolving upon him with great ability; as Chairman, he 
was impartial and kind ; highly esteemed and trusted, he 
had the joy of seeing the District flourish during his term 
of office. He took a great interest in native work, and 
was regarded with affection and confidence by the native 
people. Throughout the whole District his loss was sincerely 
regretted, and most of all by those who knew him best 
He took a leading part in the legislation and general 
business of the South African Conference. His intimate 
knowledge of the laws and usages of Methodism in England 
enabled him to render, in various ways, invaluable service. 
His death came unexpectedly. Whilst returning to resume 
his duties in South Africa he was seized with paralysis on 



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1898.] OBITUARIES. 63 

July 2, 1897, and two days later, when still on board the 
TanUUhn Catslle, which was lying in Algoa Bay, he fell on 
sleep, in the sixty-third year of his age and the fortieth of 
his ministry. 



(3) William Clifford Holden : who spent more than 
sixty years in the Ministry. He was a native of Derby- 
shire, and whilst a youth sought and found the Lord. His 
conversion was clear, and he lived in the daily conscious- 
ness of the Lord's abiding presence. He was in due time 
accepted for the Methodist Ministry. After three years' 
service he went out to Cape Colony in 1839, ^^^ early mani- 
fested those characteristics which marked his career. He 
was untiring in his industry, and by unremitting application 
made himself familiar with the history and customs of the 
native races. His work on the Kafir tribes has taken its 
place as a standard authority. Faithful in the dischai^e of his 
duties as a Minister, he carried the gospel of Christ into new 
spheres, which at a later date became prosperous Methodist 
Churches. He was the pioneer of Methodism in Natal. A 
diligent student of Scripture, his sermons were marked by 
evangelical and spiritual fervour. As a pastor, he was un- 
wearying in his care of the flock. Those who lived on lonely 
and remote farms were as carefully visited as the residents 
in town. During the years of retirement he was still 
diligent, and up to the time of his last illness, which was of 
brief duration, he was one of the chaplains of the Chronic 
Sick Hospital, Grahamstown, devoting most of his time to the 
spiritual well-being of its inmates. He passed peacefully and 
triumphantly away on October 14, 1897, in the eighty-fourth 
year of his age and the sixty-second of his ministry. 

(4) John Robert Rolston : born some sixty years ago, in 
an Indian Christian home. When a young man he was under 
arms ^ a volunjteer in the Residency at Lucknow during the 



64 OBITUARIES. [1898. 

Mutiny of 1857, and was commended to government for his 
services. He qualified as a dispensing chemist, and was 
savingly converted to God through the influence of the godly 
medical officer with whom he worked. He received the call 
to preach the gospel twenty-four years ago, and worked for 
many years as an evangelist in our mission. He was accepted 
as a Candidate for our Ministry in 1882, and was ordained in 
1886. He found the sphere of service for which he was best 
suited at Akbarpur, in the Fyzabad Circuit, where he was 
stationed for the last nine years of his ministry. During the 
terrible famine through which India passed last year, Mr. 
Rolston was very active in caring for the poor and destitute, 
and was moved to undertake the Christ-like work of rescuing 
and training orphans and caring for poor widows. In the 
midst of his beneficent and Christ-like plans he suddenly 
received the message, " The Master is come and calleth for 
thee." He was attacked by palpitation of the heart in the 
evening of December 15, 1897, ^^^> ^^ spite of medical 
aid, passed away the following day. His place will be hard 
to fill. He was wise, cautious, faithful, strong; a man 
of large heart, tender sympathies, high principles, out- 
spoken even to bluntness, but honest and true to the core. 
In him the Church militant loses a tried and worthy old 
warrior. 

(5) WojuADE Ogunfumi Dosumu : born at Lagos, West 
Africa, in 1865. He was brought up in heathenism till he 
was twelve years of age. At that time, his father, the late 
king Dosumu of Lagos, placed him, with two of his brothers, 
under the care of the Rev. John Milum, then Chairman ot 
the District. When the Boys' High School opened in 1878, 
he was one of its first students : he was earnest, and gave 
evidence of superior mental gifts. His Christian surroundings 
and teaching produced an excellent efifect upon his character, 
and during a series of evangelistic services, held in 1882, 
he boldly decided for Christ. He was sent, in 1885, as a 



1898.] OBITUARIES, 65 

teacher to Ogbe, Abeokuta. After six years' efficient service 
there he was put in charge of one of the stations in the Lagos 
Circuit. At the Synod of January, 1897, he passed his exami- 
nation as a Candidate for our Ministry, and was appointed to 
the Obun Eko church in Lagos. With devoted earnestness 
he entered on the work, and his friends anticipated for him 
a successful and distinguished career. But these hopes were 
to remain unfulfilled, for, during a severe attack of smallpox, 
he was suddenly, on March 22, 1898, called to the higher 
service of the Church triumphant, in the thirty-third year of his 
age and the first of his ministry. 

(6) Alexander EIzra, the son of one of the early Brahman 
converts of our Mysore Mission : bom in 1854. He was 
educated in the schools of the mission, and gave indications of 
considerable mental ability. He became conscious of accep- 
tance with Christ through reading Bonar's tract entitled '' The 
Way of Peace." He had special qualifications for literary 
work, and rendered much useful service in the preparation of 
Kanarese Christian literature. He died, after a short illness, 
on March 27, 1898. 

* 

(7) NiBARON Chandra Chatterji : a native of Taltala, 
Calcutta, and a convert from Brahmanism. Living near our 
mission school in Taltala, he was brought under the influence 
of Christianity while quite a lad. In 1870, when only sixteen 
years old, he was baptized by the Rev. John Richards, and 
after a period of training he was employed by our mission, first 
as a village school teacher and afterwards as a catechist. In 
1886 he was received as a Probationer for the Ministry, and 
for twelve years he laboured in difierent parts of Bengal as an 
evangelist and pastor. Several years ago his health seriously 
failed, and he never recovered his vigour. Shortly after the 
last Synod his health failed rapidly, and at Barrackpur, on 
May 8, 1898, he peacefully fell asleep. Brother Chatterji 
possessed good natural gifts, and if health had been given 

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66 CEASED TO BE RECOGNISED. [1898. 

him would have made a vigorous evangelist; but sickness 
seriously interfered with the success of his ministry. His 
work ceased when he should have been in the prime of life. 

The obituaries of William Tyson and Luigi Capeluni will 
appear next year. 



Q. VII. Is there any objection to any of our 
Ministers or Preachers on Trial ? 

A. They were examined, one by one. 



Q. VIII. Who have ceased to be recognised as 
Ministers amongst us ? 

A. I. In Great Britain, 

(i) Voluntarily retired : none. 

(2) Also retired : Thomas Greener Brooks and James 
Hothersall. 

2. In our Foreign Missions, 

(i) Voluntarily retired : none. 

{2) Also retired : K. Egyir Asaam, Mark C. Hayford, 
African Ministers ; Samuel de Silva, Ceylon Minister, 

(3) Archibald Taylor. 



1898.] * FIRST \LONDON DISTRICT, 67 

Q. IX. How are our Ministers and Preachers on 
Trial stationed for the ensuing year ? 

A. As follows : 

\NM, — I. Each of the places mentioned in these Stations, and num- 
bered consecutively from i to 946, is the head of the Circuit ; and the 
Minister first named is the Superintendent. In the event of his death, 
resignation, or incapacity, the Minister next named, provided such 
Minister be in Full Connexion with the Conference, and in full work, is 
the Superintendent In case there is no Minister in Full Connexion with 
the Conference, and in full work, appointed to or remaining in the 
Circuit, the Chairman of the District is the Superintendent. 

2. The Superintendent and other Minister or Ministers who are or shall 
be stationed in or appointed to the several Circuits undermentioned is and 
are appointed by the Conference to preach and to perform all acts of 
religious worship and Methodist discipline in each and every one of the 
Wesleyan Methodist chapels already erected, or to be erected, in each 
Circuit respectively, within the space of twelve * kalendar months, at 
such time or times, and in such manner, as to him or them shall seem 
proper ; subject, nevertheless, to the Superintendent Minister. 

3. The Minister appointed to any Station without a number is the 
Superintendent, and is therefore entitled to preside in the Quarterly 
Meeting and Trustees* Meetings ; but he shall, as heretofore, act under 
the direction of the Chairman of the District.] 



GREAT BRITAIN. 

I. THE FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. 

CHARLES H, KELLY, Chairman. 
ARTHUR WOOD, B,A., financial Secretary. 

I London, Wesley's Chapel {Cify Road), Thomas E. 

Westerdale, Arthur Wood, B.A. 
Conference Office, Charles li. Kelly, Book Steward; 

William L. Watkinson, Editor, 
Allan Library, Nehemiah Curnock (b), John H. 

Grubb, Honorary Librarians. 



68 FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. [1898. 

Missionary Society, George W. Olver, B.A., Frederic 
W. Macdonald, William Perkins, Marshall Hartley, 
General Secretaries; Ebenezer £. Jenkins, LL.D., 
Honorary Secretary; William Arthur, M.A., Super- 
numerary, 

W. Ripley Winston, who shall act under the 
direction of the Missionary Committee. 

Home Missions, Henry J. Pope, D.D., General Secretary; 
John Bell (b), who shall act under the direction of 
the Home Mission Committee. 

Thomas Cook, Thomas Waugh, Edward Davidsoni 
John Grange Bennett, and J. Sadler Reece, who 
shall act under the direction of the Home Mission 
Committee. 

Twentieth Century Fund, Albert Clayton, General 
Secretary, 

Seamen's Mission, David Roe. 

Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund, and Ex- 
tension of Methodism in Great Britain, John 
Bond, Secretary. 

London Mission, William D. Walters (Secretary). 

2 London Mission (East), Peter Thompson, John Howard, 

William H. Rolls, S. Carroll Myers. 

3 London Mission (Central), John £. Wakerley. 
London Mission (Leysian Mission). J. Ash Parsons. 

N.B. — Peter Thompson, John E. Wakerley, John 
Howard, William H. Rolls, J. Ash Parsons, and 
S. Carroll Myers shall act under the direction of the 
Committee of the London Wesleyan Methodist 
Mission. 

4 North-west Essex Mission, James Wolfendale 

(Bishop's Stortford), Albert Woolley (Saffron 
Walden), who shall act under the direction of the 
District Home Mission Committee. 

5 LfOn&on (Welsh), Ishmael Evans. 



1898.] FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. 69 

6 London (German), Charles H. Kelly. 

J. Jakob Sommer, who shall act under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District 

7 London, Shoreditch Mission {Hackney Road), Charles 

H. Kelly. 

John Henry Maddock, who shall act under the 
direction of the Home Mission Committee. 

8 London (Islington), R. Wentworth Little, James Bolton 

(Dalston). 

9 London (ffighbufy),VJil[isim J.Cooke, John Henry Greeves. 
ID London (Mildmay Park), Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A., 

Charles Lee-Dunham; William J. Fowell, Super- 
numerary, 

George Patterson (Highbury) is permitted to labour 
in connexion with the Christian Literature" Society for 
India. 

IX London (Stoke Newington), Joseph Cranswick, Stephen 
Burrow (Amhurst Park); W. Fisher Clark, Super- 
numerary, 

12 London (Tottenham), William Oldfield, Ebenezer Jollifle 

(Enfield), F. Russell Watson (Waltham Cross) ; 
Walter Coates, Nathaniel Stevens (Edmonton), 
Supernumeraries. 

13 London (Hackney), Joshua Haigh, Josiah Mee. 

14 London (Kentish Town), James Critchison, Henry Martin, 

M.A. (East Finchley) ; William J. Tweddle, 
James H. Cummings, Supernumeraries. 

15 London (Victoria Park), T. Bowman Stephenson, D.D., 

LL.D., Frederick Tunbridge. 
Children's Home and Orphanage, T. Bowman 
Stephenson, D.D., LL.D., Principal', Arthur E. 
Gregory, Vice-Principal. 
z6 London (Poplar), Sidney J. P. Dunman, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the London (Bow) Circuit. 



70 FIRST LONDON DISTRICT. [1898. 

17 London (Bow), Charles Bryant, Robert Browell (Old 

Ford). 

18 London (Canning Town), Robert Odery, Robert S. 

Maynard (Plaistow), Frank Cox (Upton Park). 
ig Highgate, John Aldred, William R. Dent, Edward Clowes 

Chorley^ J. Sutcliffe Allen ; Benjamin Gregory, D.D., 

J. Leonard Posnett, Anthony G. Ward, Ezekiel 

Burton, Supernumeraries, 
20 Finsbury Park, John H. Sholl, William Phipps (Wood 

Green), Frank Hall (Willoughby Road),W. Herbert 

Parkin; W. Priest Peck, Nicholas Boyns, Geoi^e 

Swidenbank, Robert Eardley, B.A., Sufemumeraries. 
ax Clapton, J. Cornelius Wright, Joseph Reynolds (Leyton), 

Arthur Rudman (Walthamstow); William S. Bestall, 

Supemumerafy, 
aa Wan stead and Woodford, J. Smith Spencer, Geoige 

W. Sawday (Woodford). 

23 Stratford, Henry T. Smart, William H. F. Bleby (Ley- 

tonstone), E. Thornton Smith (Forest Gate), 
Arthur O. Sanderson, M.A. (Ilford). 

George Piercy (Leytonstone) is permitted to labour 
in connexion with a Mission to the Chinese in the 
East of London. 

24 Barking, Slater Sunderland, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Romford Circuit. 

25 Romford, Samuel R. Williams, C. Drayton Thomas 

(Brentwood). 

26 New Bamet, William Hawken, Alfred Johnson (High 

Barnet). 

27 Watford and Rickmansworth, George Boggis, James 

Cooke (d) (Rickbiansworth). 

28 St. Albans, Joseph Jackson, Cecil F. Groom (Hatfield). 

29 Hemel Hempstead, Frederick C. Dugdale, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the St. Albans Circuit. 



>8.] SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 71 

Hertford, Josiah Jutsum. 

Chelmsford, Samuel Lock, John Moffatt (Braintree); 

Geoi^ Sargeant, Supemumerafy. 
Maldon, John Pahner, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Chelmsford 

Circuit; Thomas Bate (Great Totham), Super- 

fiumerary. 
Southend and Lieigh, Edwin Mosscrop, Samuel J. 

Johnson (Leigh). 
Grays, William Evans (b), Robert Rogers (Stanford- 

LE-HoPE, Essex). 
Colchester, Jabez Parkyn, Alfred B. Sackett. 
Great Bentley, (Colchester,) Joseph Higham, Arthur J. 

Johnson (Brightungsea, Colchester). 
Manningtree, Ralph Green, Harry Hopkinson (Tendring, 

Colchester). 
Harwich, Samuel Oliver (Dovercourt), who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 

of the Manningtree Circuit. 
Clacton-on-Sea, (Essex,) Frederick C. Stuart, Edwin C. 

Lansdown. 



II. THE SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 

THE PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE, Chairman, 

E. UQHTWOOD SMITH, Finanoial Secretary. 

London {Great Queen Sireet), William Gooderidge, T. 
Wjmne Jones, William Foster, B.A., Richard P. 
Lowe; John Poulton (Harrow-on-the-Hill), William 

F. Faulding, Supernumeraries. 
London {Lambeth)^ J. Surman Cooke. 

London (Stockwelt)^ Thomas Cross, who shall change on 
one Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of 
the Lambeth Circuit. 

Clapham, Josiah Banham, Arthur T. Kinnings, Frederick 
H. Benson, BtA. ; Richard Allen (b). Supernumerary, 



72 SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. [1898. 

44 London (Binde Street), William H. Tindall, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with 
Ministers of the Great Queen Street and Bayswater 
Circuits, alternately; W. Darlow Sarjeant, Super' 
numeraty, 

45 London (5/. John's Wood), W. Rodwell Jones, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Kilbum and Hampstead Circuit 

46 London Mission {West Central), Hugh Price Hughes, 

M.A., President of the Conference^ Mark Guy Pearse, 
Charles Ensor Walters, William H. Lax, who shall 
act under the direction of the Committee of the 
London Wesleyan Methodist Mission. 

47 Paddington {Sutherland Avenue), G. King Pryor, J. 

Courtenay James (Fernhead Road) ; Humphrey 
Jutsum, Supemumeraty, 

48 Finchley and Hendon, George R. Osbom (Finchley), 

who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Kentish Town Circuit; 
Edwin O. Coleman (Hendon), Supemumeraty. 

49 Kilburn and Hampstead, William Jackson (c), 

William G. Beardmore (Hampstead), Arthur J. 
Summerhill (Willesden); Richard Roberts (St. 
John's Wood), John Walton, M.A. (Hampstead), 
Joseph Hall (Harlesden), George F. Swinnerton 
(Harlesden), Supernumeraries, 

50 London {Bayswater), Dinsdale T. Young, J. Geoi^ge Stuart, 

R. Bevan Shepherd, M.A. (Askew Road); Edward 
Hawkin, Supernumerary, 

51 London {Kensington), William Cullum (West Kensing- 

ton), Charles R. Butcher. 
London Garrison, Richard W. Allen, James H. Hocken. 
5a London {Chelsea), George Charter, John Dymond (Bat- 

tersea), Albert J. Southouse (Walham Green). 
53 London {Westminster), Allen Rees (Westminster Mis- 

sion), Henry J. Cundy. 



189S.] SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 73 

Education Department : 

Secretary of the Committee, David J. Waller, D.D., 

Westminster Training College, 
Secretary of the Connexional Sunday-school Union, 
Robert CuUey. 
Normal Institution : 

Westminster Branch : James H. Rigg, D.D., PrincipaL 
Battersea Branch : James Chapman, Principal. 

54 Richmond, Ralph M. Spoor; Daniel Sanderson, Albert 

H. MTier, J. Beedell Chubb, Supernumeraries. 
Theological Institution, Richmond Branch — 
Tutors : Pastoral Theology and Church Organisation^ 
George Fletcher; Systematic Theology ^ Joseph Agar 
Beet, D.D. ; Biblical Literature^ Exegesis^ and Classics, 
Alfred S. Geden, M.A. ; Assistant Tutor, Thomas 
Stephenson, B.A. 

N.B, — George Fletcher shall have pastoral charge 
of the Students, and be the Governor of the Insti- 
tution House. 

55 Teddington, (Middlesex,) William H. Groves, M.A., who 

shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the Kingston Circuit. 

56 Hammersmith, William J. Brown, William H. Allen 

(Fulham) ; Thomas Chope, Supernumeraty. 

57 Brentford, Robert Morton, Joseph Olphert (Twicken- 

ham), J. Havelock Thompson (Hounslow). 

58 Ealing and Acton, William Middleton, Alfred C. Strutt 

(Acton). 
Temperance Committee, G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A. 
(Ealing), Secretary. 

59 Wandsworth, Charles F. Nightingale, Josiah Flew 

(Putney). 
Co Tooting, E. Lightwood Smith (Upper Tooting), Arthur 
Westcombe (Wimbledon), Walter Norton (Balham) ; 
James Harris (Tooting Graveney), James D. Tetley 
(Lower Tooting), Supernumeraries. 



74 SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. [1898. 

61 Kingston, James Morrison, J. Leonard White (Surbiton 
Hill); John Readier, Thomas Stephenson, Super- 
numeraries, 

6a Chertsey and Walton-on-Thames, John Kirtlan, 
Thomas Evans (Walton.-on-Thames), £. Israel 
Lyndon (Egham). 

63 Uxbridge, Bernard W. Cuzner, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Brentford and £aling-and-Acton Circuits, 
alternately. 

64 Windsor, James F. Pyle, Arthur H. Male (Maidenhead). 

65 Guildford, Daniel Pearson. 

66 Woking and Leatherhead, James Spensley (Woking), 

William R. Rice (Leatherhead). 

67 Alton, (Hants,) George Gibson (a), who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Aldershot-and-Farnham and Woking-and- Leather- 
head Circuits, alternately; James Nicholson (b). 
Supernumerary. 

68 Sandhurst, (Berks,) W. Charles Williams, Ralph Bradley 

(Hartley Wintney, Winchfield). 
6g Aldershot and Farnham, William £. Sellers, Thomas 
J. Thorpe (Farnham, Surrey). 
Aldershot {Army Work), Edward P. Lowry, Edward 
Weaver. " . 

70 Petersfield, Thomas H. Wilkin, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of 
the Guildford Circuit. 

71 Basingstoke, William W. Thackray, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Sandhurst Circuit. 
District Missionary, Frank Uttley (Woking), who shall 
act under the direction of the Chairman of the 
District. 



1898.] 75 



in. THE THIRD LONDON DISTRICT. 

WALFORD QREEN, Chairman. 
JABEZ INGRAM, Financial Secretary. 

72 London Mission (South), Walford Green, John Matthew- 

man ; John Fletcher (Grove Mission), Supernumerary. 

Joseph H. Hopkins (Southwark) and Henry T. 
Meakin (Locksfields), who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

N.B. — ^John Matthewman and John Fletcher shall 
act under the direction of the Committee of the 
London Wesleyan Methodist Mission. 

73 Methodist Settlement in London, J. Scott Lidgett, 

M.A., Warden, T. Nicholson Ritson (Southwark 
Park). 

74 London {Oakley Place), Charles Wenyon, M.D., M.Ch., who 

shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the Methodist Settlement. 

75 London {Peckham), Jabez Ingram, John Stevinson (New 

Cross), Josiah D. PauU ; John Atkins (Nunhead), 
Supernutneraty. 

Ernest J. Oldmeadow resides in this Circuit 
without pastoral charge. 

76 London (Lewisham), Edward Strutt, Owen J. Letcher. 

77 London {Brixton I/ill), J. Martyn Lobb, Frederick M. 

Parkinson (Roupell Park), G. Talalun Newton 
(Streatham), J. Stainer Wilkinson (West Norwood) ; 
William Hirst, Tilney Rising (Streatham), Super- 
numeraries. 

78 London {Sydenham), William Hunt, T. Ballans Nichol- 

son, B.A., LL.D. (Upper Norwood), W. Cornelius 
Jones ( Anerley), G. Edward Young (b) (Forest Hill) ; 
Anthony Ward (Anerley), Supernumerary. 

Robert P. Downes, LL.D., resides in this C\xc\3l\\. 
without pastoral charge. 



76 THIRD LONDON DISTRICT. [1898. 

79 London (Mostyn Road), J. Willis Britton, John H. Good- 

man, Frederick J, Harvey; Richard Ryroer, J. 
Lancaster Ball (East Dulwich), Charles Bradley, 
Supernumeraries. 

80 London {Brockley)^ Isaiah Parker, J. Tregear Chenhalls 

(Deptford Mission). 

81 Blackheath, George Denton, Walter Hawkins (Green- 

wich), J. Holland Ritson, M.A. (Sunfields). 

William H. Dallinger, D.D., D.Sc., D.C.L., LL.D., 
F.R.S., resides in this Circuit without pastorat chaise. 

Office of the Theological Institution, the Chil- 
dren's Fund, and the Auxiliary Fund, Walford 
Green (Greenwich Park). 
8a Bromley, (Kent,) Thomas H. Whitamore, J. Walthew 
Simister (Beckenham), George R. Forde (Widmore). 

Thomas G. Selb}' resides in this Circuit without 
pastoral charge. 

83 Chislchurst, William H. Clogg, William C. Bourne 

(SiDcup, Kent) ; Joseph R. Hewitson, Supemumeraty, 

84 Woolwich, Joseph H. Cadman, A. Ernest Balch, B.A. 

(Plumstead Common); John Hugill (Plumstead), 
Supernumerary. 
Woolwich Garrison, Thomas Ross. 

85 Croydon (Tamivorth Road), Alfred Sargent, Joseph 

Parson ; Henry W. Catton, Supernumerary. 
Caterham {Military Work), Charles E. Mecs, B.A. 

86 Croydon {South Norwood), Robert W. Hopewell, Edward 

Blair-Allen. 

87 Sutton, (Surrey,) J. Scoley Edman, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Croydon Circuits, alternately. 

88 Redhill, John Telford, B.A., Alfred H. Woodnutt 

(Reigate), Edward Grainger (Dorking); John Gay 
Wilson, Charles H. H. Ward, Supernumeraries. 
8g Hastings, Joseph Nettleton, "VJWWam '^wvrj Ci^c^»^ 



1898.] BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. TJ 

Arthur W. Bunnett, M.A. ; John McKenny, George 
Gregor, Sufemufneraries. 

90 St. Leonards, George S. Weston, Henry J. Parker, Ben- 

jamin Crosby (Bexhill-on-Sea) ; Samuel S. Taylor, 
Supernumerary. 

91 Sevenoaks, William Allen (d), David G. Macrae. 

92 Tunbridge Wells, William Brown, F. Wesley Harrison 

(Southborough) ; Austin Davey (East Grinstead), 
Supernumerary. 

93 Tonbridge, George H. Cambum, G. R. Holt Shafto 

(Brenchley, S.O., Kent). 

94 Sussex Mission {East), Francis W. Moon (Lewes), 

Frank Vincent Walker^ (Newhaven). 

95 Sussex Mission (Central), William L. Bennett (Hay- 

ward's Heath). 

96 Eastbourne, Edward R. Gibbens, H. Ernest Wright, 

B.A. (Hailsham). 

97 Brighton (Dorset Gardens), Joseph Dixon, Alfred Brice, 

Robert Bond ; William P. Slater, William T. Brown, 
Supernumeraries. 

98 Brighton (Norfolk Road), J. Gregory Mantle, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Brighton (Dorset Gardens) Circuit. 

99 Worthing, Henry Adams, George W. Clutterbuck (Shore- 

ham, Sussex) ; Joseph B. Dawson, Henry Douthwaite, 
Supernumeraries. 
100 Horsham, Joseph Crowther, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Redhill and Worthing Circuits, alternately. 

IV. THE BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON 

DISTRICT. 

H. EPWORTH THOMPSON. Chairman. 
JOHN L WADDY, B.A.. Finanoial 8eoreta/y, 

loi Bedford (St. PauPs), H. Epworth Thompson, Caesar 

Caine; George Penman, Supernumerary. 



78 BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. [189S. 

102 Bedford {Si, Jfo/ 5), Wmiam M dkr, WOfiam G. Allen. 
X03 Amptfain, Ukha^el Wcstcombc^ wbo ainll dumge on 

one Sundaj in every quarter widi^tfie Ministers 

of the Bedfivd Qrcnits, ahcmatdy. 
X04 Lieigbton Buzzard, Alfired Barber, Geocge H. Hayes. 
xqs Liitcm(Cifcd^S6wrXJoim J. Ingram, WiffiamRBrigJit, 

Su Ydland Ridiards (Hasfehdd^ Hebis). 
X06 Luton (WaUer Sim^, William Wcsdak^ John T. 

Wa^, RA. 
X07 Hitchiii,JohnWesdake^'^^niliamTlKNnpsoii(SisvEifAiCT); 

Thomas Brookes (Locxslet, Hncmx), Smfanum erofy. 
X08 Dunstable, William Hare^ James G. Lawrence 

^OIMXlfGltMl). 

109 Aylesbory, Henry J. S^kes^ William G. Triggs. 

no St. Neot8,£lishaM.Sheam, J. Leonard Wd>ber(PoiTON, 

SAKinr). 
Ill Biggleswade, Joseph Burrows^ Charies A. Pollard 

(Baldock, Herts^). 
1X2 St. Ives and Huntingdon, Geoige £. Startup (a) 

(St. Ives, Hcirrs.), Oliver Wardley (Huiitingdon) ; 

Alfred G. Hanghton (Somersham), S uftnuun e 9 U 9y , 

113 Ramsey, (Hunts.,) Charles M. Green^my, Walter H. 

Dyer (Sawtrt, Peterborough). 

114 Northampton {GoU Siru^, Samnel T. Bosward, B.A., 

Joseph Whincnp. 

115 Northampton {Qtieet^s Road)^ Jod Peters, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
ICinisters of the Northamptcm (G<^ Street) Circuit. 

116 Towcester, Charles H. Burton, R. Emest Little (Silver- 

stone). 

117 Daventry, Silas Jones, Percy C Ainsworth (Weedon). 
1x8 V^olverton, Joseph Bentley, Arthur Brookes (Woburn 

Sands, Bletchi-et). 
119 Higham Ferrers, Albert L. Fillingham (Rushden, 

NORTHANTS), Johu FreenUUl (iRTHLIlfGBOROUGH) ; 

William L, Wingell, Supemumtrwry. 



1898.] KENT DISTRICT, 79 

Arthur J. Pickworth (Higham Ferrers), who shall 
act under the direction of the Chairman of the District. 

Z20 Raunds, (Thrapston,) Alfred S. Williams, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Higham Ferrers Circuit 

Z2Z Wellingborough, Daniel H. Carr, Frank Jones. 

Z22 Kettering, Andrew I. Wharton, R. Stafford Brealy 
(Rothwell) j James Smith, Supernumerary, 

123 Market Harborough, Thomas Rowson, Sidney O. 

Tattersall (Kibworth). 

124 Chatteris, William Ellis, George £. Startup (b) (March), 

Arthur Jones (Manea, March); who shall give two 
Sundays in every quarter to the St. Ives and 
Huntingdon Circuit 

125 Oundle, John Lamplough, Wilfred S. Hackett (Elton, 

Peterborough). 

V. THE KENT DISTRICT. 

WILLIAM GIBSON, Chairman, 

W. LANQDON BRIMMELL, Financial Secretary, 

126 Canterbury, T. Bealey Jefferies, Benjamin E. Hawkins. 

127 Whitstable, (Kent,) Alfred Llewellyn, William 

Looker (Herne Bay, Kent). 

128 Faversham, Benjamin Bransom, William J. Weare 

(Boughton). 

129 Rochester^ James Henri Marquand, William R. Carlyon 

(New Brompton), Vallance C. Cook (Strood). 
Z30 Chatham Garrison and Naval Port (Brompton)> 
J. Arthur Aldington. 

131 Gravesend, John P. Elton, Charles T. Home (Dart- 

ford), George M. Chesters (Erith). 

132 Sheerness, Charles L. Tabraham, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers •f 
the Sittingbourne Circuit. 

133 Margate, William H. Kirkham, Edward S. Burnett, 

a Waddy Polkinghorne (BiRCHiNGTQN,R.S.O.,lLeiA:^- 



8o EAST ANGLIA DISTRICT. [1898.^ 

134 Ramsgate, William Gibson, W. J. Gregory Bestall; 

James A. Macdonald (Broadstairs), Thomas Slader, 
Supernumeraries. 

135 Dover, John Clements, Edward G. Charlesworth ; Wil- 

liam Bond, Supernumerary. 

136 Folkestone, George Adcock, Archibald Bayliss (Ly- 

MiNGE, S.O., Kent), Sidney R. Rees (Hythe). 
Shorncliffe Camp, Hythe School of Musketry, 
and Canterbury Garrison, W. Langdon Brim- 
mell (Sandgate). 
Z37 Deal, J. Longmore Grice, R. Parkin Grant (Sandwich). 
X38 Rye, James J. Bosward, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 

Lydd Circuit. 
Z39 Tenterden, (Ashford, Kent,) John Archer, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 

Ministers of the Ashford Circuit. 
240 Lydd, (Kent,) John Cartwright, Sidney B. Gregory, B.A. 

(Ham Street, Ashford, Kent) ; who shall give one 

Sunday in every quarter to the Rye Circuit. 
14X Ashford, (Kent,) John Jeffreys, William H. Huggins; 

John Bell (a). Supernumerary. 
Z42 Staplecross, (Hawkhont,) James Langley, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 

Minister of the Ticehurst Circuit. 

143 Ticehurst, (Ha^irklinrst,) John W. Faraday. 

144 Maidstone, Joseph S. Silcoz, T. Charke Edwards. 

145 Sittingboume, James Fletcher, Alfred Bradfield, B.A. 

VI. THE EAST ANGLIA DISTiaCT. 

JOHN QOULD, Chairman. 

CHARLES H. HOCK EN, Financial Seoretaiy. 

146 Norwich, W. Lindley Tasker, Alfred Ernest Guile. 

147 Cambridge, Charles H. Hocken, J. Anthony Barnes, 

B.A. ; William Barber, Thomas H. Lomas (Royston), 
Supernumeraries, 



1898.] EAST ANGUA DISTRICT. 8x 

The Leys School, William T. A. Barber, M.A., B.D., 

James Hope Moulton, M.A. 
District Missionary, John Gould (Cambridge). 

148 Cottenham, (Cambridge,) John Thompson (a), who 

shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the Cambridge Circuit. 

149 Ipswich, Thomas Dixon, James S. Bellman (Wood- 

bridge), Allan Spencer. 

Felixstowe, R. Harris Lloyd, who shall change on 
one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Ipswich Circuit, and act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District. 

150 Lowestoft, Arthur Wilkinson, George C. Main; 

Edmund Maden, William Martin, Supernumeraries, 

Z51 East Suffolk Mission, Thomas W. Peeling (Alde- 
burgh), Joshua Holmes (Southwold), William M. 
Johnson (Yoxford) ; who shall act under the direction 
of the Committee of the Mission ; David Williams (a) 
(Yoxford), Supernumerary. 

152 Great Yarmouth, J. Conder Nattrass, B.A., B.D., 
Albert Wainwright 

Z53 Lynn, William Millican, B. Charles Barker. 

154 Hunstanton, (Vorfolk,) Richard H. Higson, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Lynn Circuit, and act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

X55 North Walsham and Cromer, Edwin J. Southall, 
Ebenezer J. Ives (Cromer). 

156 Holt, (Vorfolk,) Alfred G. Burrell, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the North Walsham and Cromer Circuit, and 
act under the direction of the Chairman of the 
District. 

157 Dereham, Richard J. Eland (East Dereham), Heffield 

G. Wilkinson (Fakenham). 



83 OXFORD DISTRICT. [1898. 

158 SwafTham, William Good, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Dereham Circuit, and act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 

159 Beccles, Caleb A. Walker, George B. Miller (Loddon, 

Norwich). 

160 Diss, Jabez Iredale, W. Henry Holmes, B.A. (North 

LOPHAM, ThETFORD). 

z6z Attleborough, John Harris (b), Herbert Haigh Brown 
(PuLHAM Market, Harleston). 

Z62 Bury St. Edmunds, William J. Britton, B. I. Kings- 
bury Cowling ; Abel Burgess, Supernumerary. 

163 Thetford, Charles H. Bishop, Harold W. Perkins, B.A. 

(Brandon). 

164 Methwold, (Brandon,) J. Edward Gray, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Thetford Circuit. 

165 Downham Market, William Farmer, Thomas G. Squire 

(Stoke Ferry, Norfolk). 
z66 Mildenhall, (Suffolk,) Samuel Kirk, Sidney Harris 

(Newmarket); Henry J. Brookfield, Supemunteraty. 
167 Wisbech, William H. Johnston, Anthony C. Baker 

(Sutton Bridge). 
z68 Ely, Charles Brighouse, Alfred J. Silcox (Hadoenham), 
• Thomas May, M.A. (Littleport). 



VII. THE OXFORD DISTRICT. 

WILLIAM J. HUTTON, Chairman. 
THOMAS BENNiTT, Financial Secretary, 

169 Oxford, William J. Hutton, John Pellow, Albert E. 

Butler. 
X70 Abingdon, William Spiers, M.A., who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 

the Oxford Circuit. 



iSgS.] OXFORD DISTRICT. 83 

171 High Wycombe, William Earl, Ralph Philipson; 

Samuel Green (Great Marlow), Supernumerary, 

172 Witney, Josiah Goodacre, John W. Burroughs; William 

H. Walker, Supernumerary. 
X 73 Banbury, John £• Pater, Josiah T. Slugg, Geoige Osborne. 
Z74 Kineton, (Warwick,) Daniel Eyre, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 

the Banbury Circuit. 
175 Newbury, George Bolderston, Robert Hasell Killip; 

Jabez Ingham, Supernumerary, 
Z76 Reading, Walter Briscombe, James P. Taylor, Albert 

Winsor Yeo (Henley-on-Thames) ; Henry R. Burton 

(Wokingham), Thomas Ratcliffe, Supernumeraries, 
iTI Hungerford, Richard Harper, Frederick W. Hall (Lam^ 

BOURNE, Berks.). 
Z78 Marlborough, W. Attfield Leach, Stanley N. Hoare, 

M.A. (Pewsey). 
Z79 Watlington, (Wallingford,) Brignal Peel; Samuel 

Hutton (Brttwell Salome, Wallingford), Super- 

numeraty. 
z8o Thame, Daniel Gill, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Minister of the Watlington 

Circuit. 

181 Buckingham and Brackley, John Stembridge, Charles 

A. Booth (Brackley), AUworth Eardley (Bicester). 

182 Chipping Norton, Arthur A. Southerns, Walter Piatt 

(Shipston-on-Stour). 

183 Stow Mission, Frederick C. Moseley (Stow-on-the- 

Wold), who shall change on two Sundays in every 
quarter with the Ministers of the Chipping Norton 
Circuit. 

184 Swindon {Bath Eoad), Thomas Bennitt, Charles Winters. 

185 Swindon ( WesUy), William J. Chant, E. Stanley Shelton 

(New Swindon). 
z86 Wantage, Thomas H. Penrith, Edwin Bell (Harwell^ 
Steventon, Berks,). 



84 [1898. 

VIII. THE PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT. 

HENRY 0. HIQHF/ELD, B.A., Chairman. 
GEORGE L DIXON, Finanoial Seoretaiy. 

187 Portsmouth {Pembroke Road), Henry G. Highfield, B.A. 
Portsmouth Garrison and Naval Port, Dennis 

Kemp, Alfred Ernest Pearson (Gosport). 
Edgar C. Palmer {Civilian Work), 

188 Portsmouth {Southsea), William Nicholson, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Minister of the Pembroke Road Circuit; James J. 
Prescott, John Mack, James Cooper, Supernumeraries, 

189 Portsmouth ( Wesley)^ William Waters, Henry Hodder, 

John W. Seller ; Joseph Webster, Supemumeraty. 
Eastleigh, John Ernest Clegg, who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

190 Gosport, John Perrett. 

191 Fareham, Henry S. Barton, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Gosport Circuit ; James F. Masters, Supernumerary. 

192 Salisbury, Robert Whittleton, John Williams (a); 

Charles Willis (Amesbury), Supemumeraty, 

193 Shaftesbury and Gillingham, Walter G. Hall, 

Josiah W. Harbord (Gillingham, Dorset). 

194 Blandford and Sturminster, William P. Ellis; 

Albert W^ood (Sturminster, Dorset). 

195 Poole, Amos Cleaver, Reuben R. Simons (Parkstone, 

Dorset). 
Z96 Wareham, John Crawshaw (b). 

197 Dorchester, Thomas Roberts (a), Frederick Balch 

(MiLBORNE St. Andrews, Blandford). 

198 Weymouth, Henry Jefford, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Portland Circuit. 

199 Portland, Edwin Seller, Arthur C. Lywood; Samuel 

Atkinson, M.A., Supernumerary, 



1898.] CHANNEL ISLANDS DISTRICT. 85 

200 Bournemouth, Frederick B. Cowl, George Byron, 

Arthur Gray; John B. Dyson, Henry Balls, Samuel 
W. Beard (Boscombe), Supernumeraries, 

201 Swanage, Thomas Lawson, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Wareham Circuit. 

202 Wimbome, William J. Hedley, William Ernest Russell 

(WrrCHAMPTON). 

203 Christchurch and Lymington, John R. Bennett 

(Christchurch), W. Ernest Beet, B.A. (Ringwood). 

204 Newport (Isle of Wight) and Cowes, Featherstone 

Kellett, George T. Dixon (Cowes), G. Killick Osborn 
(Freshwater) ; John Gilbert (East Cowes), Richard 
Hughes (a). Supernumeraries, 

205 Ventnor, William Henderson, W. Gregory Harris 

(Shanklin). 

206 Ryde, Frederick B. Swift, Edward Milner (Sandown). 

207 Southampton, Rutland Spooner, Charles Feneley, 

Edwin T. Simpson, B.A. ; Alfred D. Cope (Shirley), 
James Walter, Supernumeraries, 
Netley Hospital, Charles J. Barton, Supernumerary. 

208 Winchester, Isaac Pollitt, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Romsey Circuit and of Eastleigh, alternately. 

209 Romsey, Edward Harris; John Waterhouse (West 

Wellow), Supernumerary, 
Andover, William Talbot, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Salisbury Circuit. 

210 Chichester, Henry Gibson, John Herbert Tite (Bognor). 

IX. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS DISTRICT. 

HENRY H. V0WLE8, Chairman. 

211 Guernsey (English), Henry H. Vowles, Christopher 

H. P. Nicholson, J. Allan Rothery; Matthew Gal- 
lienne, Supernumerary, 



S6 DEVONPORT AND PLYMOUTH DISTRICT. [1898. 

2X3 Guernsey and Sark (/Wiicft), ICatdiieo GaDienne, B.A., 
Charles Henri NinDun, Geof)Bc Whidcj; William 
Nicolle, Geofige Dn Val, Smfenuu m aw ies. 

3x3 Aldemey (EngfisX), Josefrfi Ogden, who riiall act under 
the direction of the Chairman of the District 
Aldemey (Frmck\ under tibe pastoral chaige of the 
Suporintendent of Aldemey (EngHfih). 

314 Jersey (EngUsk), John James Bnywn, Owen Jones; 
Josiah Cox, SMftnnmunny, 

3x5 Jersey (Frmck), Philip G. Adair, Geoi^ge Godel, Isaac 
H« Gray, J<^m Da Fen. 



X. THE DEYONFOBT AlVD PLYMOUTH 

DISTRICT. 



TH0KA8 RIPPOK. Ckmh 

JOHK EKeLAKD. Pimameial Ueniatj. 

2X6 Devonport (Gioitcesier Sind), Henry Lewis^ Tom Ivens 

(Ford). 
3x7 Devonport {Bebttomi), J. Wesley Bdl, LL.B. (Stoke), 

£. ShoU Richards. 
Garrison and Naval Port, John England. 
218 Pljrmouth {Ebenezei^f Thomas Nicholson (a), Edward 

Sinzininex, Frederidc J. Briggs (Ivr Bruxse). 
2ig Pljrmouth {King Sired), Thomas Rii^>on, James Hal- 

liday, William Spink (Mutley) ; Thomas Waterfaouse 

(Mutlet), Sttfemumerary. 

220 Lfaunceston, James Finch, Harry £. Dean; G. Lupton 

vAllen, Supernumerary, 

221 North Hill, Richard P. Davey (Coad's Green, Laun- 

ceston), Alfred Hoad (Goad's Green, Launceston). 

222 Holsworthy, Joseph Bailey, Joseph Martin. 

223 Kilkhampton, William H. Dale, Geoige Herbert 

Schofield (BuDEy North Devon). 

224 Liskeard, Armand J. T. Le Grosy James E. Crawshaw. 



1898.] CORNWALL DISTRICT. 87 

225 LrOOe, Joseph Birkbeck, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Liskeard 
Circuit; John N. Broad (Pelynt, Duloe, R.S.0,, 
Cornwall), Sufemumerary, 

226 Callington, Elijah H. Sumner, Paul Ellis (Saltash). 

227 Tavistock, W. Rhode Davies, W. Kingscote Greenland. 

228 Gunnislake, Charles Symes, Ernest J. Chappell (Cal- 

STOCK, Tavistock). 

229 Camelford, James Wright, John Currey (Wadebridge, 

R.S.O., Cornwall) ; Silas £. Symons (Wadebridge, 
R.S.O., Cornwall), Supernumerary, 

230 Kingsbridge and Salcombe, John S. Robinson, 

A. Perry Gill (Salcombe). 
23Z Dartmouth and Brixham, Arthur Roberts, John W. 
Hardcastle (Brixham). 

232 Buckfastleigh, Joseph R. Broadhead, Arthur D. Basker- 

ville (ToTNEs). 

233 Ashburton, Thomas Thompson, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Buckfastleigh Circuit. 



XI. THE CORNWALL DISTiaCT, 

QEORQE H. 8HAFT0, Chairman. 

ARTHUR £. 8HARPLEY, B.D., Financial Seoretaty. 

234 Redruth, Edmund Rigg, Joseph Newton, Albert R. 

Edgerley. 

235 Camborne, George H. Shafto, Walter Lethaby, William 

J. Underwood. 

236 Falmouth, William Burchell, Frederick J. Murrell 

(Penryn), James Goudie. 

237 Truro, George Lester, Arthur E. Sharpley, B.A., B.D., 

T. Leonard Climer (Probus). 

238 Newlyn East, Frederick Barber, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Truro Circuit. 



88 CORNWALL DISTRICT. [1898. 

• 

239 Gwennap, James Duthie (Carharrack, Scorrier), 

J. Claude Whiting (Ponsanooth, Perranwell Station, 
R.S.O., Cornwall). 

240 St. Agnes, George Reid, John Osborn (Perranporth, 

Cornwall); Francis Truman (Perranporth, Corn- 
wall), Supemumerafy, 
24X St. Austell, Henry Marchbank, Elijah Sholl (Meva- 
gissey), John Angus (Par). 

242 St. Mawes, Charles W. Rhodes, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Falmouth Circuit. 

243 Bodmin, James G. Cocks, J. G. Wheatcroft Brown 

(Lostwithiel). 

244 St. Columb, Samuel Fogg, Luke Lewis Swift (Padstow), 

Benjamin Nume (Newquay). 

245 Penzance, John W. Genge, Henry Wostenholm, Herbert 

H. Adams (Newlyn West), Thomas Naylor, B.A. 
(Heamoor, R.S.O., Cornwall). 

246 St. Just, Robert £. Bambrough, William L. Beadon, 

J. Buckley Shute (St. Buryan, Cornwall). 

247 St. Ives, W. Allen Phillips, Joseph Johns. 

248 Scilly Islands, George Wright, B.A., who shall change 

on two Sundays in the year with the Ministers of the 
Penzance Circuit. 

249 Helston, James Bransom, William Saywell, Harold C. 

Morton, B.A. 

250 Porthleven, (Helston,) Charles D. Newman, Ernest C. 

Harris. 
25Z St. Keverne (R.S.O., Cornwall), Richard Hill, who 
shall change on t^/^o Sundays in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the {ielston Circuit. 

252 Hayle, John E. Winter, Frederick Woofenden (Hayle 

Foundry), G. Kirby White (Wall, Hayle). 

253 Marazion, Henry G. W. Weston, W. Rowland Cox 

(Goldsithney). 



1898.] 89 



Xn. THB EXETER DISTRICT. 

RfOHARD JENKIN, Chafmati. 

TIKOTHY WHEATLEY, FInanohl 8$emfary. 

254 Exeter, Richard Jenkin, George Southall, Wil Keating 

(Exmouth), Leonard B. Dalby; Thomas Richards, 
Sufemumerafy, 

255 Tiverton, John A. Barrow-CIough, B.D., W. Ernest 

Easton (Cullgmpton). 

256 Taunton, D. Arundel Hay, M. Wyche Mountford, B.A. ; 

John H. Lord, Joseph Milligan (North Curry), 
Alfred Taylor, Joseph M. Browne, Supernumeraries, 

257 Wellington, (Somenet^) William Reynolds, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Taunton Circuit. 

258 Bridgwater, Alfred Tucker, John F. Eaton; John B. 

Alexander, Supemumeraty. 

259 South Petherton, T. Walker Cook, William H. 

Weatherill (Crewkerne), Walter Fytche (Ilminster). 

260 Sherborne, George E. Polkinghome, Joseph B. Nowell 

(Milborne Port). 

261 Yeovil, Alexander Hoskings, W. Wakem Corin (Yet- 

MiNSTER, Sherborne). 

262 Devon and Dorset Mission, Arthur Martin (Budleigh 

Salterton), Samuel W. Stocker (Chard), David B. 
Stothard (Axminster). 

263 Bridport, Thomas A3rrton, Frederick M. Halstead. 

264 Barnstaple, George C. Coad, G. Vipond Byles ; George 

P. Summerhays, Supemumerafy. 

265 Lynton, Henry Cotton, who shall change on two 

Sundays in the year with the Ministers of the 
Barnstaple or Ilfracombe Circuits. 

266 Ilfracombe, John S. Hicks. 

267 South Molton, William Ball, William Hoad. 

268 Bideford, William Rapson, Robert A. Morris. 



90 BRISTOL AND BATH DISTRICT. [1898. 

269 Torrington, William H. Milward, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Bideford Circuit. 

270 Minehead and Dunster, George Fryar (Dunster, 

Somerset), Richard W. Famell (Porlock, Taunton) ; 
Richard Groves (Minehead), Supemufnerary. 

271 Williton, James H. Broadbent, B.A., who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Minehead and Dunster Circuit. 

272 Okehamptony William Cowdell, Walter Lee ; Thomas 

Trethewey (Sticklepath), Abraham S. White, 
William S. D. Winter, Supernumeraries. 

273 Torquay {Union Streei)^ John Wright (a), Walter Ernest 

Rees (Paignton). 

274 Torquay {Wesley), Timothy Wheatley, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every four weeks with the Minis, 
ters of the Torquay (Union Street) Circuit 

275 Newton Abbot, Jabez Chambers, George Hopper 

(MoRETON Hampstead) ; Joseph Little (a) (Moreton 
Hampstead), Arthur J. O. Lyle, Supernumeraries. 

276 Teignmouth, John Williams (b), Francis Woodmass 

(Dawlish); James E. Hargreaves (Bishop's Teignton), 
Supernumerary. 

XIII. THE BRISTOL AND BATH DISTRICT. 

JOHN 8, SIMON, Chairman. 

BENJAMIN SCOTT, B.A., FInanoM Secretary. 

277 Bristol {King Street), John S. Simon, Samuel E. 

Keeble, J. Addison Ingle, M.A (Bishopston) ; 
Frederick C. Haime, W. Dingley Williams, Super- 
numeraries. 

278 Bristol {Portland), Henry J. Foster; Ebenezer Tovey, 

Supemumeraty. 

D. Ledger Pawson, who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman o? the "DysXtvcX. 



1898.] BRISTOL AND BATH DISTRICT. 91 

279 Bristol {Bedminster\ Mayson Penn, Alfred T. R. 

Bartrop; George Bowden, D.D. (Chew Stoke), 
George T. Taylor (Keynsham), Supernumeraries, 

280 Bristol Mission {LangUm Street), Alfred Wells, who 

shall act under the direction of the Committee of the 
Mission. 

281 Bristol (Clifton), H. Amaud Scott, Benjamin Scott, 

B.A. ; William C Lawry, Supernumerary. 

282 Bristol {Redland), James H. Hodson, B.D., William R. 

Bevan ; William Meams, M. A., J. Robinson Gregory, 
Supemufpieraries. 

283 Bristol (Wesley), Edward Blackall, Leonard Ashworth. 

284 Bristol (Kingswood), John Hugh Jones, William 

James (Fishponds). 

285 Clevedon, Robert Simpson (b), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Bristol Circuits, successively; Thomas Cannell, 
Stephen Cox (Portishead, S.O., Som.), Francis Teal, 
William R. C. Cockill, Matthew Ingle, M.R.C.S. 
(Portishead, S.O., Som.), Supernumeraries. 

286 Banwell, William H. Major, John W. Hartley (Ched- 

dar, Somerset). 

287 Weston-super-Mare, Robert Amys, James Wakely, 

William F. Lofthouse, M. A. (Burnham, Somerset) ; 
Edward J. Robinson, Richard Peart, Supernu- 
meraries, 

288 Bath, Thomas Featherstonehaugh, William Arthur 

Labrum, J. Sidmouth Cooper; Samuel Haigh, 
Thomas Wood (b). Supernumeraries. 
Kingswood School, Wesley Brunyate, Governor and 
Chaplain, 

289 Wiltshire Mission, Frederick Cowles (Melksham), 

James B. Foster (Chippenham), Robert Whitehead 
(Warminster), Frederick H. Harry (Devizes), 
Frederick G. Rowland (Calne) ; William D. Barton 
(Melksham), Supernumerary, 



92 BRISTOL AND BATH DISTRICT. [1898. 

Philip Hawkes, who shall reside at Melksham, 
and act under the direction of the Chairman of the 
District 

290 Trowbridge and Bradford, William T. Gill, William 

C. J. Neville (Bradford-on-Avon) ; Thomas Bracken- 
bury, Supernumerary, 

291 Midsomer Norton, (Bath,) Caleb Streat, Samuel 

Whitaker (Radstock); John Priestley, Supemu- 
vneraty. 

292 Paulton, (Bristol,) Charles Angwin, Herbert Windross. 

293 Frome, Winterly Crouch, Simon Snowdon. 

294 Shepton Mallet, Amos Denbigh White, Joseph Work- 

man (Wells, Somerset), Bertram Cooper (Holcombe, 

Bath) ; Andrew Rennard, Supernumerary, 

295 Castle Gary, Stephen J. Little, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Yeovil Circuit. 

296 Glastonbury, W. Kimber Hardy, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Shepton Mallet Circuit ; George Clement (Street, 
Somerset), John Danks (Street, Somerset), Super- 
numeraries. 

297 Stroud, Alfted Farrar, Charles Ridge (Cirencester); 

Josiah M. Mountford, Supernumerary. 

298 Stonehouse and Eastington, Thomas S. Berry, 

who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Stroud Circuit. 

299 Dursley, John T. Hamly, John Henry Saundibrs (Cam). 

300 Thornbury, John Stephenson (a), who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Bristol (Wesley) and Bristol (Kingswood) Circuits, 
alternately. 

30X Gloucester, Charles £. Wansbrough, Edward H. 
Simpson, John G. Beauchamp ; James T. Hartwell, 
Supentumerary. 



1898.] CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTRICT. 93 

302 Tewkesbury, Frederick Halliday, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Gloucester and Cheltenham Circuits, alternately. 

303 Cheltenham, Samuel Dalzell, Thomas H. Love 

(WiNCHCOMBET, Glos.), William Newby; William 
Hamar, Supemunteraty. 

304 Monmouth, William D. Johnson. 

305 Ross, Richard Butterworth, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Hereford Circuit. 

306 Cinderford, (Glos.,) Frederick H. Naylor, Llewellyn 

Roberts (Lydney). 

307 Chepstow, James Etchells, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of the Mon- 
mouth Circuit ; William Spilsbury, Supernumerary, 

308 Ledbury, Edmund Potts, H. Gorton Edge (Newent, 

Gloucester). 

309 Hereford, William C. Poles, Edwin Owen. 



Xrr. THE CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTIUCT. 

WILLIAM MALTBY, Chairman. 

WILLIAM WAKIN8HAW, financial Seoretaiy. 

310 Cardiff ( JVesiey), Alexander F. Barley, R. Wilkins Rees 

(Cathays), W. Russell Maltby (Albany Road). 

311 Cardiff {RoatA Road), Edward Smith (a), William 

H. Parr (Broadway), William Wakinshaw (Splott 
Road) ; Robert F. Cape (Caerphilly), Supernumerary, 

312 Cardiff (Canton), William Maltby, Alfred Garland 

(Riverside), Thomas Miller. 

313 Cardiff (Fenarih), John Jcnkin, William Sarginson 

(Barry), Alfred Barraclough, James H. Watson 
(Cadoxton) ; Joseph B. Blanch, Supernumerary. 
3x4 Q^itdiS {Loudoun Square Mission),TYiom^sVI. Fawthrop, 
who shall act under the direction of the Committee 
of the Miasioa. 



94 CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTRICT. [189^. 

' 315 Newport, (Monmouthshire,) Lancelot Railton, Gilbert 
Minedew, William J. Tucker (Maindee), William 
Howarth. 

316 Risca, (Newport,) Philip Callier, George Hooper (Black- 

wood). 

317 Pontypridd, Thomas Kirkby, Arthur D. Smart 

(Treforest). 

318 Rhondda, George Makin (Pentre, R.S.O., Glam.), 

Richard Kennedy (Penygraig). 

319 Ferndale, (Pontypridd,) John Beard, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Rhondda Circuit 

320 Bridgend, William Hunter, William G. Corke (ToNDt^). 

321 Cowbridge, H. Herbert Ashby, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Bridgend Circuit 

322 Abergavenny, John Mackintosh, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Newport Circuit. 

323 Pontypool, Joshua Fielden, James Clegg (Blaenavon), 

James Picot (Abersychan). 

324 Swansea, Thomas F. Rawlings, W. Harding Chamings, 

Sidney H. Phillips (Mumbles); Joseph Augustus 
Jones (Sketty, Swansea), John Dixon (a), Charles 
W. Rawlings (Clydach, R.S.O., Glam.), Super- 
numeraries, 

325 Gower, Cornelius Wood (Horton), who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Swansea Circuit. 

326 Neath, Charles Thomas, Grimshaw Yates (Briton 

Ferry). 

327 Merthyr Tydvil, Joseph Watkinson, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Aberdare Circuit 

328 Aberdare, J. Edmund Lewis, Verrant Wills (Mountain 

Ash). 



1898.] SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 95. 

329 Tredegar, William J. Pearce, H. Mudie Draper (New 

Tredegar, Cardiff). 

330 Brynmawr, Thomas Horton, Samuel H. Terrill (Ebbw 

Vale, Mon.), S. Leonard Evans (Blaina, Mon.). 

331 Brecon, Walter Lang, Herbert H. Minchin (Hay, 

Breconshire). 

332 Builth, (Breconshire,) Herbert Waterworth, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Brecon Circuit, and act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

333 Carmarthen, James Greenland, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Llanelly Circuit. 

334 Lilanelly, Thomas Pinfield, F. H. Hooper Labbett (Vic- 

toria Road and Havelock Street). 

335 Haverfordwest, Samuel Shrimpton, J. Arthur Turner 

(Milford) ; John Harris (a), Supemufneraty* 

336 Pembroke, George Robinson (b), G. Heathcote Barker 

(Pembroke Dock), Henry Fytche (Neyland, Pem- 
brokeshire). 

337 Tenby, Henry Babb, who shall change on two Sundays 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Pembroke 
Circuit 



ZV. THE SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 

RICE OWEN, Chairman. 

THOMAS MANUEL, Financial 8eoniaty. 

338 Merthyr Tydvil, Hugh Owen Hughes, Griffith O. 

Roberts (Treharris); Peter Roberts Williams 
(DowLAis), Supernumerary. 

339 Tredegar, John Evan Roberts, John Lloyd (Rhymney, 

MoN,). 

340 Aberdare, John David Jones, John Morris Owen 

(Mountain Ash), Evan Tegryd Davies (Hirwain). 



96 SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. [1898. 

34X Treorky, (Pontypridd,) Robert Roberts, Thomas Manuel 
(Penygraig, Pontypridd), David Roberts (Ton-y- 
pandy), 

342 Femdale, (Pontypridd,) Rice Owen, Robert Emrys 

Jones (Forth, Pontypridd). 

343 Cilfynydd (Pontj^dd), Thomas Jones (c) (Pontypridd), 

Thomas Rowlands (Abercynon) ; John Rees, Super- 
nufneravy, 

344 Brynmawr, John Roberts (c), William T. Ellis (Ebbw 

Vale) ; Thomas Morgan, Supernumerary, 

345 CardifT, Thomas J. Pritchard, Thomas Henry Williams 

(Barry Dock). 

346 Llandilo, Jacob Pritchard. 

347 Swansea, John Jones (g), David Morgan (Ystaly- 

fera), D. Corris Davies (Neath Abbey) ; Henry Parry 
(Swansea), Supernumerary, 

348 Llanelly, Peter Jones (b), who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Llandilo Circuit, and act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 

349 Lampeter, (Cardiganshire,) John Rowlands (b), 

Llewellyn Morgan (Llandyssil). 

350 Aberayron, Llewellyn Alfred Jones, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Lampeter Circuit. 

351 St. David's, Robert Hughes, who shall act under the 

direction of the Chairman of the District. 

352 Aberystwyth, John Humphreys, John Rowlands (a) 

(Tre'rddol, Glandovey, Cardiganshire); William 
Morgan (a), Supemumeraty, 

353 Ystumtuen,( Aberystwyth,) Richard W. Jones, Emanuel 

Berwyn Roberts (Pontrhydygroes, Aberystwyth). 

354 Machynlleth, David Darley Davies, Evan Isaac (Cor- 

ris, Merionethshire). 

355 Llanidloes, Alfred C. Pearce, David Williams (b) 

(Trefeglwys, Caersws, Montgomeryshire). 



1898.] 97 



ZYI. THE NORTH WALES DISTRICT. 

HUQH JONES (b). Chairman, 

EDWARD HUMPHREYS, Financial Secnfaiy. 

356 Denbigh, Evan Jones, who shall change on two Sundays 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Rhyl 
Circuit. 

357 Rhyl, Rowland Rowlands, Robert William Jones 

(Prestatyn, Rhyl); William Hugh Evans, Super- 
numerary, 

358 Ruthin, Robert Lewis (b). 

359 Corwen, John Wesley Hughes, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Minister of 
the Ruthin Circuit. 

360 Llangollen, Richard Mdn Hughes, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Cefn Circuit ; John Pierce, Supemutnerafy, 

361 Cefn, (Snabon,) Moses Roberts, Edward Davies (Rhos, 

Ruabon). 

362 Coedpoeth, (Wrexham,) John Price Roberts, J. Robert 

Ellis (Wrexham), Thomas Hughes (c) (Brymbo, 
Wrexham). 

363 Llanrvv^st, Philip Williams, Thomas Charles Roberts 

(Penmachno, Bettws - y - coed), Rhys Jones 
(Eglwysbach). 

364 Abergele, David Thomas (b), David Meurig Jones 

(Llamdulas). 

365 Conway, T. Owen Jones, Richard Jones Williams 

(CoLWYN Bay). 

366 Llandudno, David Jones (b), who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Conway Circuit. 

367 Liverpool {Shaw Street)^ Edward Humphreys, Richard 

Lloyd Jones, Thomas Hughes (b) (Bootle) ; William 
Jones (a), Owen Lloyd Davies, Suptmumiraries. 



98 NORTH WALES DISTRICT. [1898. 

368 Liverpool {Mount Zion)y Hugh Jones (b) (Birkenhead), 

John Smith (c) (Widnes), Thomas Glyn Roberts; 
John Owen Parry, Supemutnerary, 
Welsh Mission, Francis Edmund Jones (Leigh, Lanc), 
who shall act under the direction of the District 
Home Mission Committee. 

369 Holywell, Joseph Owen, S. Parry Jones (Caerwys). 

370 Llanasa, (Holywell,) Hugh Curry, William Griffith 

Williams (Ffynongroyw, Holywell). 

371 Bagillt, (Holywell,) Lewis Owen, Peter Jones Roberts 

(Chester), Henry Meirion Davies (Flint). 

372 Mold, Thomas Jones Humphreys, Edward Mostyn Jones 

(Leeswood); Daniel Anwyl Williams, Supernumerary. 

373 Beaumaris, Philip Price, David Gwynfryn Jones 

(Llangefni, Anglesey); Robert Jones (b), Super- 
numerary. 

374 Amlwch, Daniel Marriott, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Holyhead Circuit. 

375 Holyhead, Owen Hughes, David Morris (Aberffraw, 

Anglesey). 

376 Carnarvon, John Cadvan Davies, T. Nicholls Roberts 

(Port Dinorwic, Bangor), Richard Hopwood (Pen- 
y-Groes), W, Lloyd Davies (Penisarwaen) ; Owen 
Williams, Supemumeraty. 

377 Bangor, -Aneurin Lloyd Hughes, John Kelly, Arthur 

W. Davies (Llanfairfechan) ; Hugh Owen, Super- 
numerary. 
Editor and Book Steward, John Hughes (c) (Bangor). 

378 Tregarth, (Bangor,) William Caenog Jones, William 

Owen Evans (Bethesda, Bangor), Charles Jones 
(Rhiwlas). 

379 Pwllheli, Robert Garrett Roberts, William R. Roberts 

(Criccieth, Carnarvonshire). 

380 Port Madoc, Edward Jones (c) (Talsarnau, Merioneth- 

shire)^ Owen Evans. 



1898.] BIRMINGHAM ANDx SHREWSBURY DISTRICT. 99 

381 Blaenau Festiniog, Hugh Evans, David Pughe 

(Festiniog). 

382 Dolgelly and Barmouth, Peter Jones (c) (Dolgelly), 

David Jones (d) (Barmouth), W. Arthur Jones 
(Llanbedr, Merioneth). 

383 Towyn, Henry Hughes, Richard Tudno Davies (Aber- 

dovey) ; Robert Jones (d), Supemumeraty, 
Dinasmawddwy, Thomas Davies, who shall change 
on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Towyn Circuit 

384 Llanfyllin, Richard Morgan (b), John Evans (c) (Llan- 

FECHAN, Oswestry). 

385 Llanrhaiadr, (Oswestiy,) John Felix (Oswestry), Owen 

Madoc Roberts, William John Jones (Llansu^in, 
Oswestry) ; Richard Morgan (a) (Oswestry), Super- 
numerary, 

386 Llanfair, (Welshpool,) D. Angel Richards, William Owen 

(Meifod, Welshpool). 

387 Hanley, (Stoke-on-Trent,) Robert Curry. 
Stockton-on-Tees, Morris Edward Jones. 

N,B. — Robert Curry and Morris Edward Jones 
shall act under the direction of the Chairman of the 
District 

District Missionary, Hugh Hughes (Pensarn, 
Abergele), who shall act under the direction of 
the District Home Mission Committee. 

ZVn. THE BIBMINGHAM AND SHBEWSBURT 

DISTRICT. 

THOMAS ALLEN, Chairman, 

FREDERICK L WISEMAN, B.A., Financial Seoniaiy, 

388 Birmingham (Moseley Road), Henry Elderkin, 

William B. Simpson, B.A. (King's Heath), Her- 
bert B. Workman, M.A. (Spark Hill). 
Birmingham Mission, Frederick L. Wisemaxv^^A. 



104 






100 BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY DISTRICT, [1898. 

389 Birmingham Mission {Central)^ Edward Greevea. 
Birmingham Mission {Bradford Sfreef), Edward H. 

Maggs. 

390 Birmingham Mission (North), William H. H. 

Kelshaw. 

N.B, — ^The Ministers appointed to the Birmingham 
Mission shall act under the direction of the Committee 
of the Mission. 

391 Birmingham {Belmont Row)y Josiah E. Whydale (Small 

Heath), Walter J. Elvy, Robert John Wardell 
(Acock's Green), G. Herbert Bloye (Saltley). 

392 Birmingham {Aston Park), Ebenezer Morgan (Erding- 

ton), Charles A, Collingwood, Philip J. Cocking, 
George J. Ayre, B.A. (Sutton Coldfield), Thomas 
Hugh Barratt, B.A. 

393 Birmingham {Wesley), Enoch Salt, John Bartley (b), 

John Edwards (c), Joseph T. Gurney, Wilfrid J. 
Moulton, B.A., Thomas Proudlove; Thomas Peers, 
Supemumeraty. 
Theological Institution, Birmingham Branch- 
Tutors : Pastoral Theology and Church Organisation, 
Thomas Allen ; Systematic Theology, W. Theophilus 
Davison, M.A., D.D. ; Biblical Literature, Exegesis, and 
Classics, John G. Tasker; Assistant Tutor, George 
Allen, B.A. 

N.B, — ^Thomas Allen shall have pastoral chaige 
of the Students, and be the- Governor of the Institu- 
tion House. 

Birmingham {Welsh), which shall be under the charge 
of Thomas Allen. 

394 Birmingham {Islington), Charles Dawe, J. T. Wardle 

Stafford; David Barley, Stephen Parkes, Super- 
numeraries, 

395 Birmingham {Bristol Road), W. Milburn Briggs, John 



1898.] BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY DISTRICT. 10 1 

A, Sharp (Harborne) ; William Barrowclough (King's 
Norton), Supernumerary, 

396 Birmingham (Smethwick), Joseph Robinson, Robert 

Mandale, Geoi^ge Leonard Robinson; William Lud- 
low, Supemumeraty. 

397 West Bromwich {IVesley)^ Theodore Bishop, T. 

Edward Ham, John W. Colwell. 

398 West Bromwich (Hill Top), Richard Hopper, Hilderic 

Friend (Ocker Hill, Tipton), Stephen T. Richards 
(Great Bridge) ; Samuel Lees, Supernumerary, 

399 Wednesbury, William J. Lewis, Martin Luther Cam- 

burn (Darlaston), Eneas Mosscrop (Bradley). 

400 Walsall (JVesUy), John Fairbourne, Woodthorpe 

Baker, Elijah Clapham (Pelsall) ; Wesley J. Evans, 
Supernumerary, 
40X Walsall {Centenary), William Slack, William H. Cora- 
dine (Bloxwich). 

402 Willenhall, (Wolverliampton,) John Wright (b), 

William Cooke. 

403 Wolverhampton {Darlington Street), Edward R. 

Edwards, John Nayler, James Dunk (Heath Town) ; 
John H. Norton, Francis Hewitt, Supernumeraries, 

404 Wolverhampton {Trinity), Conrad S. Sargisson, James 

Feather; Aaron Edman, Ralph Calderbank, Super- 
numeraries, 

405 Bilston, William J. Heaton, William A. Beckett 

(Ettingshall, Wolverhampton); William Parson- 
son, Supernumerary, 

406 Dudley, John J. Twells, Frederick Boden. 

407 Tipton, Charles Rose, John Edward Jones. 

408 Oldbury, W. Davies Williams, Henry R. Glanville. 

409 Stourbridge, Ebenezer Cole, Albert Lloyd (Brierley 

Hill). 

410 Cradley, (Staff.,) Geoi^ge A. Currier, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Stourbridge Circuit. 



I02 BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY DISTRICT, [1898. 

411 Stourport, Henry Parkes. 

412 Kidderminster, William Stevinson, B.A., who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Minister of the Stourport Circuit. 

413 Worcester, Richard Harding (b), George Ingman, B.A., 

R. Winboult Harding. 

414 Worcestershire Mission, John Holmes (Malvern), 

who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Worcester Circuit ; John M. 
Filter (West Malvern), Thomas G. Keeling (Malvern 
Link), Wesley Butters (Malvern), Supernumeraries. 

415 Bromsgrove, T. Henry Ingram, A. Kenrick Smith 

(Blackwell). 

416 Evesham, John R. Newall, Ernest J. Padfield (Mickle- 

TON, Moreton-in-Marsh). 

417 Redditch, Edward Murphy, Charles Wildblood. 

418 Coventry, William J. Rogers, Josiah ToUady, Thomas 

Pasley. 

419 Rugby, John Rodwell, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Coventry Circuit. 

420 Leamington, Samuel T. House, Daniel Bate (War- 

wick), William G. Dixon; Charles Nightingale, 
Supemumeraty, 

421 Stratford-upon-Avon, William M. Armistead, who 

shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the Leamington Circuit 

422 Hinckley, Henry Little, J. George Greaves (Burbage) ; 

James Hartle, Supemumeraty. 

423 Nuneaton and Atherstone, Michael Thompson, 

Ebenezer Edwards (Atherstone). 

424 Shrewsbury, Henry B. Clough, Joseph Cooper. 

425 Madeley , (Salop,) George Cartwright, Thomas N. Robert 

(Ironbridge, Salop); James Parkes (Bridgnorth), 
Robert Dillon (Bridgnorth), Supernumeraries. 

426 Dawley, James Green, who shall change on two Sun- 



1898.] MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 103 

days in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Madeley Circuit 

427 Wellington, (Salop,) Richard G. Dawson, Samuel 

Langdon (Hadley). 

428 Ketley Bank (Wellingtcm) and Shifnal, Joseph 

Kendrew, Alfred Hardy (Shifnal). 

429 Ludlow, W. Ovington Robinson, Arthur H. Jackson. 

430 Kington, Francis Standfast, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Leominster Circuit. 

431 Leominster, Joseph B. Gratton, Henry M. Hughes, 

B.A. (Bromyard). 
43a Knighton, (Eadnonhire,) Thomas B. Angold, William 
Humphrey (Clun, Salop). 



ZYIII. THE MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 

CHARLES H. FLOYD, Chairman, 

£. BLAN8HARD KEBLINQ, Financial Seontatj, 

433 Macclesfield, David Young, William Brookes, Edward 

Brentnall, M.A., Edgar A. Buchanan (Bollington) ; 
Jonathan Henshall (Rainow), Charles W. Prest, 
Supemumerafies. 

434 Buxton (Wesley)^ George Hobson; William Lovett, 

William Done, Supernumeraries, 
Buxton {Devonshire Park), H. Howard May, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Minister of the Buxton (Wesley) Circuit, and act 
under the direction of the Cfiairman of the District. 

435 Whaleybridge, (Stockport,) W. Norton Milnes, who 

shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with 
the Minister of the Buxton (Wesley) Circuit ; James 
Sharp (Chapel-en-le-Frith), Supernumerary, 

436 Congleton, James Bunting, Edward Charlesworth ; 

Joseph Rippon, Supernumerary, 

437 SBDdbacb, Thomas Dodd, who shall change on Vno 



I04 MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. [1898. 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Crewe Circuit. 

438 Nantwichy Frederick Hughes, Clement S. Reader; 

Robert C. Barratt ^Audlem), Supetnumerary, 

439 Crewe, James Bryant, D. William Barr, Hubert V. J. 

Angel (Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent), Herbert F. 
Chaplin. 

440 Northwich, Thomas Austin, John Bateman (Middle- 

wich), John Phillips (Winsford, Cheshire), George 
Lampard (Witton) ; James Whitehead, Super- 
numeraty, 

441 Burslem, Edward Dodds, George E. Scutt; Peter 

Featherstone, Supernumerary . 

442 Hanley, John Smith (b), Richard F. Broomfield (Stoke- 

on-Trent), Robert Keenleyside. 

443 Tunstall, J. Harrop Taylor, J. Wesley Keyworth, 

Richard B. Woodward (Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent). 

444 Newcastle, (Staff.,) Charles H. Floyd, John C. Stanfield 

(WoLSTANTON, Stoke-on-Trent), Albert E. Warr. 

445 Audley, (Newcastle, Staff.,) John F. Raw, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Newcastle Circuit 

446 Longton, (Staff.,) £. Blanshard Keeling, James Rogers 

(Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent), T. Henry Fenn. 

447 Stafford, Arthur Bourne. 

448 Stone, James Taylor (b), who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Stafford Circuit, and act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 

449 Cannock, (Stafford,) William J. Wilkinson, William 

Cuthbert (Hednesford, Stafford). 

450 Leek, T. Moorhouse Thorp, Lyttleton Lawry, J. Cullis 

Colwell. 

451 Wetton and Longnor, Joseph Gibson (Wetton, 

Ashbourne), who shall change on two Sunday's in 
every quarter with tVie MmisXet^ ol iQftfc\-Rfe^C\x<iMvt. 



1898.] UVERPOOL DISTRICT. 105 

452 Uttoxeter, Jeremiah Sansom, J. Ranshall Rowe (Tut- 

BURY, Burton - ON - Trent) ; Robert Brown, Super- 
numeraty, 

453 CheadlCy (Staff,) John Percy, James Hutchinson. 

454 Market Drayton, Frederick Haines, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Nantwich Circuit. 



ZIZ. THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 

THOMAS J, CHOATE, Chairman, 
OWEN W ATKINS, Financial Seoniary, 

455 Liverpool {Brunswick), Alfred Roebuck, B.D., Samuel 

H. Hallam, J. Daggett Rainforth, B.A. 

456 Liverpool {Great Homer Street), E. Theodore Carrier, 

Charles F. Richardson, LL.D.., Frederick Church; 
Alfred J. French, B.A. (Anfield), John James 
Quiggin, Supernumeraries. 

457 Liverpool {Bootie), Benjamin Broadley, E. Omar Pearson 

(Kirkdale), James Lewis (b) (Walton), John 
Wesley Hart ; William B. Le Bert, Supemumeraty. 

458 Liverpool {Grove Street), John C. Stuart, Frederick 

Parsons (Stoneycroft); Walter Charlesworth (Waver- 
tree) ; John Malvern, Thomas J. Kent, William B. 
Saul, M.A., Robert B. Saul, Supernumeraries. 

459 Liverpool {IVesIey), Benjamin Dodd, C. Bernard 

M'CuUagh, B.A., C. Nelson Dove (Garston), F. War- 
burton Lewis, B.A. ; Henry Hine, Thomas M'Cullagh, 
(Grassendale), Supernumeraries. 

460 Liverpool {St. John*s), Robert Foster, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Liverpool (Wesley) Circuit ; William Foster, 
Supernumerary. 
Liverpool {Woolton), Henry H. M'Cullagh, B.A., who 
shall change on two Sundays in every quattet v)\l\v 
tAe Ministers of the Liverpool (Grove Street) CitCMiV, 



io6 LIVERPOOL DtSTRICT. [1S98. 

461 LiTcrpool Hissioii, diaries Garrett, Samuel Wilkes, 

John Ward ; Joim Brash, Smfenaamtrmwy, 

462 IVaterioo, (l A fC ip aai,) Thomas J. Choati^ Henry 

Burton, M.A. (Caeat Csosbt, Livkrpooi.), Thomas 
Kuimp (ScAFORiH, LivDKFooi.) ; Henry W. Jackson, 
B^ (FoKMBT, LivDKFooi.), Thomas HepCiHi, St^er- 



463 Birkenhead, John C Harvard, G. Beedey Austin, 

S. GamUe Walker; John Greenwood (Heswall, 
Chester), St^enutmenuy. 

464 Rockferry, William H. Booth, Isaac 5>himmin, Albert 

H. Walker, B JV. (Little Scttoh, Chester) ; Major 

465 Seacombe, (l i i cip ou i ,) Edward S. Banham (Egre- 

MoiTT, LivERPOQi.), Robinson Lang (New Brighton, 
LivERPOoi.), Thomas Alfired Tomey (Tjscard^ Liver- 
pool). 

466 Hoylake and IVest Kirby, John W. Sikox (Hoy- 

lake, Cheshire), vdio shall change on two Sundays 
in every qoarter widi the Ministers of the Seacombe 
Circoit, and act mider the cBrcalcm of the Chair- 
man of the District; Mi<Jiael J. Elliott (West Kirby), 



467 Chester, J. Bonme Jones, J<4m W. Blad^ett, Francis 

F. Brethertcm, B.A. 

468 Tarporley, Wri^t Shovelton, Frederidc A. Smith 

(Kelsall, Chester). 

469 Mold, V^lliam Taggart, vdio shall diange on one Smiday 

in every qoarter with die Ministers of the Chester 
Circnit. 

470 Carnarvon and Bangor, R. Corlett Cowell (Car- 

harvon), Frank Edwards (BANG<»t); ^AHlliam T. 
Jones (Penmaenmawr), Supermtmermy, 

471 Llandudno, Owen Watkins. 

4^2 Rhyl, H. Letcoy Yorke, M.A., B.D., who shall change 
on two Sundays in every qvocc^ex vqri&L^^V&sefiXsxi^ 



189S.] LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 107 

of the Llandudno and of the Colwyn Bay Circuits, 
alternately ; Thomas Raspass, Supernumerary. 

473 Colwyn Bay, Joshua Murgatroyd, B.A. ; William 

Fern, John Hutcheon, M.A., William Hothersall, 
Joseph H. Armstrong, Supernumeraries, 

474 Holyhead, William Robinson (a), who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Carnarvon and Bangor Circuit. 

475 Wrexham, William J. Baker, J. Warren Millward 

(Llangollen), William Arthur Hind (Moss, Wrex- 
ham); Ebenezer Evans, J. Sewell Haworth (Llan- 
gollen), Supernumeraries, 

476 Oswestry, Mortimer Allen, who shall change on one 

Sunday'in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Wrexham Circuit 

477 Whitchurch, (Salop,) Thomas Craven, Frederick C. 

Wright 

478 Warrington, William Potts, George Haybottle, Henry 

G. Roberts, M.A. ; John Gunnell, Supernumerary, 

479 Runcorn, Charles W. L. Christien, Richard J. Clifton, 

John A. B. Malvern. 

480 Frodsham, J. Richard Hargreaves, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Runcorn Circuit ; Frederick F. Edmunds, Super- 
numerary, 

481 Widnes, Henry Scanes, Herbert W. Pates. 

482 St. Helens and Prescot, David Jones (a), Philip 

R. Passmore (EIarlestown, Newton-le-Willows, 
Lanc), George Lunn, John H. Doddrell (Prescot). 

483 Southport (Momington Road), Owen Davies, James 
Crabtree, Benjamin Bean, Trevor H. Davies; 
Thomas Kent, Alfred Lockyer, William Lees, 
William H. Cave, John I. Britten, Josiah S. Harris, 
Supernumeraries. 

484 Southport (7hw/y), James Lewis (a), Sidney Mees,KV\i^x\. 
Leatbley Heap ; Thomas Wilkes, Supernumerary. 



io8 MANCHESTER DISTRICT. [1898. 

485 Ormskirk, William E. Gardner, Joseph W. Clucas 

(Croston, Preston); Stephen P. Harvard, Super- 
numeraty. 

486 Preston (Lune Street), Thomas Bolton (a), John J. Wall, 

Richard W. Lowry, Geoi^ge Bazendale, B.Sc. (Ley- 
land). 

487 Preston ( Wesley), Walter H. Price, John Barns, Arthur 

Myers (Ashton-on-Ribble). 

488 Blackpool, Thomas Hind, William C. Kewish, Thomas 

Jackson (Fleetwood), James P. Hodgson. 

489 Lytham, T. Ogden Taylor, Robert Killip (St, Anne's- 

on-Sea). 

490 Garstang, Edward Liddon Parry, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with^the Ministers of 
the Preston Circuits, alternately. 

491 Lancaster, John Crump, Francis W. Shirley, Richard 

E. Brown, B.A. (Carnforth). 

492 Morecambe, J. Taylor Binns, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Lancaster Circuit; William Barnes, Super- 
numerary, 

493 Nevv^town, (Montgomeryshire,) John Davies (b), who 

shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the Welshpool Circuit 

494 Welshpool, John Tesseyman, J. Goodrich Oats (Mont- 

gomery). 

495 Aberystw^yth, Arminius Burgess, who shall act under 

the direction of the Chairman of the District. 



XX. THE MANCHESTER DISTRICT. 

MARSHALL RANDLE8, D.D., Chairman. 
SIMPSON JOHNSON, Financial Seoretary. 

Manchester and Salford Mission, William Henry 
Heap, Thomas Dargue. 
496 Manchester {Central Hall, Oldham Street), Samuel F. 
Collier, Samuel Marriott (Great Ancoats), Herbert 



1898.] MANCHESTER DISTRICT. 109 

M. Nield (Irwell Street), George Henry McNeal; 
Richard Martin, Supemumeraty, 

N,B, — The Ministers appointed to the Manchester 
and Salford Mission shall act under the direction 
of the Committee of the Mission. 

Theological Institution, Didsbury Branch — 

Tutors : Systematic Theology, Marshall Randies, 
D.D. ; Pcistoral Theology and Church Organisation, 
Richard Green ; Biblical Literature and Exegesis, 
William F. Slater, M.A. ; Classics and Mathematics, 
R. Waddy Moss; Assistant Tutor, Henry Cariss J. 
Sidnell ; William B. Pope, D.D., Supernumerary. 

N.B. — Richard Green shall have pastoral charge 
of the Students, and be the Governor of the Institution 
House. 

Wesleyan Chapel Committee, John Homabrook, 
General Secretary ; John Jackson, who shall act 
under the direction of the Chapel Committee. 

497 Manchester (Oldham Road), Frederick Hilton (New- 

ton Heath), Thomas Rae. 

498 Manchester (Pendleton), Amos Dyson, John W. Booth 

(Swinton), Thomas Walton Meredith. 

499 Manchester (^Regent Road), William J. Burrow, Ste- 

phen Harper (Walkden, Farnworth, R.S.O., Lanc), 
W. Alfred Harrison (Walkden, Farnworth, R.S.O., 
Lanc). 

500 Manchester (Grosvenor Street), G. Mackenzie Cobban, 

Grainger Hargreaves (Plymouth Grove). 

501 Manchester (City Road), Daniel A. De Mouilpied, J. 

Baker Norton (Stretford), Arthur Kirby (Urm- 
stok) ; Walter Vercoe (Urmston), Supemumeraty. 

502 Manchester (Oxford Road), J. Clapham Greaves 

(Withington), S. Owen Scott, E, Albert Evans 
(Rusholme), W. Percy Hutton, B.A. (Albert Park); 
Exiward Lloyd Jones, Supernumerary. 



no MANCHESTER DISTRICT. [1898. 

503 Manchester {Radnor Street), John Martin (b) (Whalley 

Range), James R. Imisson, Jeremiah Dodsworth 
(Chorlton-cum-Hardy) ; Jabez Marrat, Super- 
numerary. 

504 Manchester {Gravel Lane), W. Henry Thompson 

(Higher Broughton), Alfred Martyn (Lower 
Broughton), Charles W. Martin, Alfred Bingham 
(Prestwich) ; Robert S. Coe, Supemumeraty, 

505 Manchester {Cheetham Hilt), John Kinnings, Simp- 

son Johnson (Rydal Mount), Geoi^ge Hammond 
(Blackley) ; William Jackson (a), Supemumeraty. 

506 Manchester {Victoria)^ Charles W. Leach, William 

Brooks, Matthew Wintersgill. 

507 Manchester {Longsight), David Solomon, Walter T. 

Baker, William F. Flemington; Nicholas Kelynack, 
Supernumerary, 

508 Manchester {Drcylsden), John Leathley, Robert S. 

Armsby, B.A. 

509 Manchester {Welsh), David Owen Jones. 

5Z0 Eccles, William £. Codling, Arthur Markham (Patri- 

croft), R. Martin Pope, M.A. 
5x1 Altrincham, John H. Corson, John Baker (b), M.A. 

(Bowdon) ; John Shipham (Bowdon), Supernumerary. 
5x2 Sale, (Kanohester,) Henry Oyston, William S. Tomlinson. 

513 Stockport {Tiviot Dale), J. Maydew Wamsley, William 

R. Stewart (Heaton Moor), Thomas Puddicombe, 
Arthur W. Cooke, M.A. (Levenshulme). 

514 Stockport {Trinity), Sampson Weaver, William Collett, 

Benjamin Weaver (Hazel Grove), T. Sharper 
Knowlson (Wilmslow, Manchester) ; John Martin (a) 
(WiLMSLow, Manchester), John Nowell (Wh^mslow, 
Manchester), Benjamin Smith (a) (Davenport), John 
Preston (Wilmslow, Manchester), J. Gilbert Rogers, 
Supernumeraries. 
5x5 Alderley Edge (Manohester) and Knutsford, Alfred 
H. Vine, William A. L. Taylor, B,A. (Knutsford). 



1898.] BOLTON DISTRICT. iii 

516 New Mills, (Stockport,) Geoi^ge Scott (c), John Ben- 

netts (Marple, Stockport). 

517 Glossop, (Manchester,) Robert Passmore, Campbell 

Jeflfcries. 

5x8 Ashton-under-Lyne, Richard Crozier, R. Watkin 
Jones (MossLEY, Manchester), C. Wilfrid Cook 
(Stalybridge). 

5x9 Hyde, (Manchester,) J. Powell Lowe, Robert Stevenson 
(Denton, Manchester). 

520 Oldham (Manchester Street), James Cooke (c), Samuel 
Mort, Henry W. Shrewsbury (Middleton, Man- 
chester), Charles £. Norman (New Moston). 

52 X Oldham {Wesley), John W. Crake, Josiah Evans (Shaw), 
John W. Fielding. 

522 Saddleworth, Giffard Dorey (Upper Mill, Oldham), 

James Fielding (Delph, Oldham). 

523 Cadishead, (Manchester,) Thomas Baine, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Manchester (City Road) and Eccles 
Circuits, alternately. 



XXI. THE BOLTON DISTRICT. 

JOHN L F. HALUQEY, Chairman. 

T. HARDY BANKS, B.A., FinanoJal Secnfary. 

524 Bolton {Bridge Street), Thomas Rodgers, George Hack 

(AsTLEY Bridge), Charles E. Dove, William Hindes. 

525 Bolton {Wesley), Thomas W. Johnstone, George E. 

Cutting, George H. Carnson, Fred. Stuart Kirkness 
(Edgworth), Richard Hall. 

526 Bolton {Park Street), John T. F. Halligey, W. Stephens 

Gill, T. Hardy Banks, B. A. (Horwich), Samuel Body. 

527 Bolton Mission, Charles W. Andrews, B.A., B.D., who 

shall act under the direction of the Committee of the 
Mission. 



112 BOLTON DISTRICT. [1898. 

528 Farnworth, Charles O. Eldridge, B.A., Charles For- 

rington, Henry S. Sandford. 

529 Rochdale {Union Street), George £. Sheers, B.A., George 

F. Rose. 

530 Rochdale {LWieborough), John D. Stevens, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every month with the 
Ministers of the Rochdale (Union Street) Circuit. 

531 Rochdale (IVesley), John Nancarrow, Walter F. Mayer. 

Thomas Champness {Joyful News Home) ; Joseph 
Todhunter, Supernumerary, 

532 Heywood, (Kanohester,) George S. Meek, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Rochdale (Wesley) Circuit. 

533 Burnley ( Wesley), Jonathan Chappie, Alexander Mayes, 

T. Akrill Pye. 

534 Burnley (Fulledge), John Thackray, B.A., W. Barlow 

Brown. 

535 Padiham, (Burnley,) Abraham Pearce, John H. Wil- 

kinson. 

536 Bury, (Lano.,) R. Newton Barritt, William George 

(SuMMERSEAT, MANCHESTER), Arthur Newbery, James 
Whalley. 

537 Radcliffe, (Manohester,) Agur B. Gardiner, Ernest £. 

Ormiston (Bury, Lang.), Arthur T. Burbridge, B.A. 

538 Blackburn, Stephen Forrest, James Dixon (Trinht), 

Joseph Whitehead (Harwood Street), Henry 
Walmsley (Mellor), Thomas Seaton Davies. 

539 Darwen, Edward Klnibbs, Thomas J. Haughton (Witton, 

Blackburn). 

540 Clayton-le- Moors, Robert Renton, James £. Dixon 

(RisHTON, Blackburn). 

541 Haslingden, Robert Bentley, Thomas H. Kirkness, 

Thomas £. Brigden (Ramsbottom, Manchester). 

542 Accrington, Henry Smith, J. Wesley Whitmore 

(Oswaldtwistle), W. Arthur Browne, B.A. 



1898.] HAUFAX AND BRADFORD DISTRICT. 113 

543 Bacupy James Hind, Frederick Cunningham, Simon C. 
Hall (Shawforth, Rochdale), George W. Kettle- 
borough. « 

{44 Rawtenstally (Kanohester,) William L. Appleby, Alfred 
J. Norman. 

5^5 Colne, Thomas Law, John T. Watts. 

5^6 Bamoldswick, (Colne,) Thomas P. Spencer, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Colne Circuit 

547 Nelson, J. Rowland Cleave, George Searle (Brierfield, 

Burnley), Harvey Field (Barrowford, Nelson), 
Geoi^ge H. Pickering. 

548 Clitheroe, Stephen G. Scott, John £. Halford (Whalley, 

Blackburn), A. Fletcher Robb (Chatburn). 

549 Itfelgh, William Kirkman, £. Ashton Jones, Joseph 

Rhodes (b) (Tyldesley, Manchester). 

550 'Vigan, George H. Bellamy, J. Griffin Hodson, J. Dins- 

dale Banks (Hindley). 

551 Qiorley, Vetranio Tyas, W. Dawson Watson, R. Moffat 

Gautrey (Brinscall). 



XZII. THE HAUFAX AND BRADFORD 

DISTRICT. 

8ILVE8TER WHITEHEAD, Chairman. 
W, SCOTT PACE, Financial 8ecntair» 

552 Halfax {St. John's), W. Burkitt Dalby, Walter H. 

Cregory (Elland, Yorks.), J. Edward Harlow. 

553 Halifax ( Wesley), H. Owen Rattenbury, William J. J. 

Birkell (Akroydon). 

554 Haliftx {Rhodes Street), John Rhodes (b), H. Graham 

Pa/n. 

555 Halifar {Kinff Cross), James R. Sha!pley, who shall 

chaige on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Minsters of the Halifax (Rhodes Street) and Sowerby 
Brid2;e Circuits, alternately. 



114 HAUFAX AND BRADFORD DISTRICT. [1898. 

556 Huddersfield (Queen Street\ William Stevenson, 

Charles F. Braithwaite (Almondbury), George E, 
Scott. 

557 Huddersfield {Buxton Road), George Sanderson, I. 

Brain Castle. 

558 Huddersfield {GledhoU\ Edward D. Dannatt, William 

Arrowsmith (Lindley), Walter W. Ward (Lih- 
thwaite), J. Cannell Harrison (Milnsbridge) ; Gecrge 
Sykes, Supernumerary. 

Joel Mallinson resides in this Circuit without 
pastoral charge. 

559 Holmfirth, (Hnddersfield,) J. Holland Brown, R. Vfont- 

gomery Rees, M.A, 

560 Sowerby Bridge, Joseph Sanger, Walter Hudsoi (Tri- 

angle, Halifax). 

561 Stainland, (Halifax,) R. Starling Boulter, Willam H. 

Wardle, B.A. (Greetland, Halifax). 

562 Todmorden, Thomas Hollis, John W. Smith. 

563 Hebden Bridge, Joseph Hammond, Humphiey Mor- 

rison (Mytholmroyd,), Charles Denham (Luddenden, 
Sowerby Bridge), David Ashby. 

564 Denby Dale, (Huddersfield,) Samuel Adcock, David 

Rycroft (Penistone, Sheffield). 

565 Bradford {Kirkgate), George C. Mayes, W. Scott Page, 

David Knapp. 

566 Bradford (Low Moor), William Kendrew, who shall 

change on two Sundays in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Bradford (Kirkgate) Circuit 

567 Bradford (Manningham)^ Silvester WhiteTiead, Joseph 

T. L. Maggs, B.A., B.D., Robert Heslam, James 
Hanby. 

568 Bradford *(£:a5/*fw>&), A. Percy Watson, William Back- 

house, M.A., W. Terry Coppin, Frederick J. Mann. 
S6g Bradford (Green HiU\ George W. Rusell, John Day 
(Calverley, Leeds). 



1898.] LEEDS DISTRICT. 115 

570 Bradford {Great Horion), William J. Marris, Joseph H. 

Bally (Allerton), Bramwell Brown ; Abel Wood, 
Supernumerary, 

571 Bradford {Shipley), John PoUitt, W. Marshman Spencer. 

572 Bradford ( Wind Hill), Josiah Felvus, Arthur W. Hall 

(Frizinghall). 
572 Keighley, Henry Soper, Sidney Pitt (Ingrow), J. 
Hetherington Cleminsonj Herbert J. Haslam. 

574 Haworth and Oakworth, Charles Buzza (Haworth, 

Keighley), John Burnett (Oakworth, Keighley), 
Wesley Woolmer (Oxenhope, Keighley). 

575 Bingley, George J. Brett, Joseph Wells. 

576 CuUingworth, (Bradford,) Sebastian T. A. De La Mare, 

who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Bingley Circuit. 

577 Skipton, Samuel Miles, Harry G. Attwater. 

578 IlUey, Joseph Dawson, J. Alexander Clapperton, M.A. ; 

John Hearnshaw, Simpson Crump (Ben Rhydding, 
Leeds), Supernumeraries. 

579 CrosB Hills, (Keighley,) Henry Valentine, James Red- 

f<arn (Silsden, ICeighley). 

580 Grassington, (Skipton,) Joseph Howard (b), who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Skipton Circuit. 

581 Settle, W. Ernest Quicke, Stephen Cooper (Bentham, 

Lancaster). 
District Missionary, John Davison Brown (Bradford), 
who i^all act under the direction of the Chairman of 
the District. 

XXIII. THE LEEDS DISTRICT. 

JOHN 8, BANKS, Chairman. 

EDWAhO WORKMAN, Financial Seonfary. 

582 Leeds {Brumwick), Albert Bishop, John Grimshaw, 

Henry Cumow (Roscoe Place), Walter Sackett, 
James R. Irting. 



Il6 LEEDS DISTRICT. [1898. 

Theological Institution, Headingley Branchy- 
Tutors : Pastoral Theology and Church OrganisaHonf 
G. Stringer Rowe; Systematic Theology ^ John S. 
Banks; Biblical Literature, Exegesis, and Classics, 
George G. Findlay, B.A. ; Assistant Tutor, Charles 
Ryder Smith, B.A. 



N,B. — G. Stringer Rowe shall have pastoral chaige 
of the Students, and be the Governor of the Institution 
House. 

583 Leeds (Chapel Allerton), Edward Martin, Arthur W. 

Ward, B.A. (Woodhouse), Ralph Dixon (Roundhat). 

584 Leeds {Oxford Place), Samuel Chadwick, who shall act 

under the direction of the Committee of the Leeds 
Mission. 

585 Leeds (Holbeck), John Harries, William Bruce (New 

Wortley). 

586 Leeds {Woodhouse Moor), J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 

Arthur Hoyle, Thomas AUcock; Robert Burdon, 
Robert Lickes, Supernumeraries, 

587 Leeds {Headingley), W. Blackburn Fitz-Geralo, Frederick 

Green (Kirkstall), W. Fiddian Moulton, M.A. ; John 
S. Vint, Supemumeraty, 

588 Leeds Mission {St. Peter's), John Gawthr>p, who shall 

act under the direction of the Committee of the Leeds 
Mission. 

589 Leeds {Richmond Bill), Crawshaw Haiigfreaves, Daniel 

Heaton, Herbert Hines (Garforth). 

590 Leeds Mission {Central), Nicholas W. Thomlinson 

(Wesley Chapel), who shall act under the direction of 
the Committee of the Leeds Mission. 

591 Leeds {Hunslei), John Judge (Dewsbi-ry Road), William 

Jackson (e) (Beeston Hill), Enoch Green. 
59a Leeds {Bramley), William Humi>hries> James Ellis 
(Pudsey). 



1898.] LEEDS DISTRICT, X17 

593 Leeds (Armley), Theophilus D. Anderson, B.A., Wil- 

liam H. Clymo (Farnley). 

594 Leeds {ffors/orih), John B. Every, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Leeds (Armley) Circuit. 

595 Leeds (Rothtveii), J. Hampton Maltby, John T. Tyreman 

(Normanton). 

596 Wakefield, Joseph Rhodes (a), Nicholas J. Willis, 

J. Forster Holdsworth. 

597 Birstall, (Leeds,) Zadok Robinson, Jonathan Hewitson 

(GoBfERSAL, Leeds), J. Wesley Davies (Birkenshaw, 
Leeds). 

598 Batley, John Gibson (a), Starkie Starkie. 

599 Morley, (Leeds,) Alfred P. Riddett, Gregory Renton, 

Frederick G. E. Betenson. 

600 Dewsbury, James M'Turk, Evan Lloyd (Mirfield, 

Y0RK&), Thomas R. Pickering, J. Anderson Wright 
(Savile Town). 
60Z Ossett and Horbury, George Oyston, B.A. (Ossett, 
YoRKS.), J. Edward Peel (Horbury, Wakefield). 

602 Knaresborough, John M. Mangles, Thomas C. Hillard, 

B.A. 

603 Harrogate, Henry E. Gregg, George Arthur Guest, 

M.A., Arthur Moorhouse, M.A., B.D. ; Thomas L. 
Parker, Robert Posnett, Joseph Taylor, Alfred Free- 
man (b), Supernumeraries, 

604 Otley, Edward Workman, W. Goodhugh Dawson 

(Burley-in-Wharfedale, Leeds), Thomas Riley; 
Thomas Brighouse (Bramhope, Leeds), Super- 
numerary, 

605 Pateley Bridge, (Leeds,) Joseph Charlesworth, Robert 

Lloyd Jones (Dacre Banks, Leeds), Gilbert E. 
Kennaugh (Glasshouses). 

606 Pontefract, John Judson, John S. Fordham (b) 

(Knottingley), George E. Waterhouse ; Gregory A. 
Page, Supemumerafy, 



Ii8 SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. [1898. 

607 Castleford, (Torks.,) Patrick Pizey, George H. Appleby. 

608 Cleckheaton, (Torks.,) Edward J. Smith, Levi James 

(Heckmondwike, Yorks.). 
6og Brighouse, R. George Roberts, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 

the Cleckheaton Circuit. 
610 Yeadon, (Leeds,) William T. PuUen, Ebenezer Bulmer 

(GuiSELEY, Leeds). 
61 z Woodhouse Grove, (Apperlay Bridge, Leeds,) Isaac 

E. Page, Arthur E. Hutchinson (Idle, Bradford); 

William Jessop (Rawdon, Leeds), Supernumerary. 



XXIV. THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. 

EBENEZER MOULTON (b), Chairman, 

J, HENRY CARTWRIQHT. Financial Seonfary. 

6X2 Sheffield (Carver Streei), Thomas Sanderson, W. Har- 
greaves Cooper, Edward H. Jackson, Henry T. Hooper, 
Charles F. Hunter, B.A.; Joseph Dyson, John W. 
Rodgers, Supernumeraries. • 
Wesley College, Valentine Ward Pearson, B. A., head- 
master and Chaplain. 

613 Sheffield {Norfolk Street)^ Joseph Finnemore, M. A., Ph.D. , 

Elisha R. Eslick, Stanley M. Butters, B.A. 

614 Sheffield {Park), Thomas B. Harrowell, W. Stanley 

Hunt (Attercliffe), Joseph Manning (Wood- 
house). 

615 Sheffield {Ebenezer), Samuel Vincent, John Pickup, 

John Harding Jackson (Hillsborough). 

616 Sheffield {Brunswick), William Buigess, Walter Ains- 

worth, William Wood, John Henry Cartwright 

(Heeley); John S. Fordham (a) (Mill Houses), 

Anthony Taylor, Supernumeraries. 
6x7 Sheffield {ThomcUffe), Alfred Elvidge, J. Edward 

Creasy (Ecclesfield). 
6x8 Chesterfield, E. Farrar Hardwick, Oswald Welch, 



1898.] NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. 119 

W. Thompson Derry (Eckington, Sheffield), John 
W. Clark (Staveley). 
6zg Bakewell, John H. Rogers, who shall change on one 
Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Matlock Circuit. 

620 Bradwell, (Sheffield,) Ebeneze Moulton (b). 

William Wandless (Bradwell, Sheffield), who 
shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with 
the Ministers of the first five Sheffield Circuits, 
successively, and act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District 

621 Rotherham, Ebenezer Moulton (b), George D. Mason 

(Masborough), John H, Willington, Geoi^ge Davies 
(Treeton). 

622 Wath-upon-Deame, Henry Smallwood (b), John H. 

Hooper (Rawmarsh, Rotherham), E. Percy Black 
bum (HoYLAND, Barnsley). 

623 Doncaster {Priory Place), Thomas Orton, William Bell, 

Theophilus S. Gregory, B.A. (Thorne) ; Henry 
Hastling, Thomas Haslam, Supernumeraries. 

624 Doncaster {Oxford Place), Thomas Hackett, Anthony 

Stoves (Conisborough, Rotherham). 

625 Barnsley, Alfred Kent, William Stewart, George H. 

Armitage (Cudworth). 

626 Retford, G. Beamish Saul, George H. Howson (Gringley- 

on-the-Hill, Bawtry), Joseph Kewley (Tuxford, 
Newark) ; George Holbrey, Supemumeraty, 

627 Worksop, T. Frederick Nicholson, John Wagstaflfe. 



XXY. THE NOTTINQHAM AND DERBY 

DISTRICT. 

JOSEPH BUSH. Chairman. 

AMOS BURNEL Financial Secretary, 

628 Nottingham {Halifax Place Central Mission), W. H. 

Jackson Picken, who shall change on every alternate 



I20 NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. [1898. 

Sunday morning with the Ministers of the other 
Nottingham Circuits, successively. 

629 Nottingham {Tennyson Street), George S. Tyler, G. 

Neal Willis (New Basford), J. Cartwright Adlard 
(New Lenton) ; Henry Cattle, Supemumeraty. 

630 Nottingham (Arkwright Street), James Cuthbertson 

(West Bridgford), Samuel J. Burrell, Tom Smetham 
(Radcuffe-on-Trent). 
63Z Nottingham {Wesley), John Hugh Moi*gan, Amos 
Burnet, Thomas Gladding (Bulwell), George W. 
Wiles (Sherwood), Harry Needham (Beeston); 
Joseph R. Cleminson (Carrington), Ebenezer A. 
Gardiner (Carrington), Thomas Harvey (Beeston), 
Supernumeraries. 

632 Ilkeston, Thomas Hosking, Job Gilbert (Long Eaton, 

Derbyshire); Edward D. Webb (Eastwood, Not- 
tingham), George Eddy (Long Eaton), Super- 
numeraries, 

633 Mansfield, George Woodcock, B. Carvosso Spencer, 

Charles Speck (Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottingham). 

634 Southwell, Elias T. Sanford, who shall change on 

two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Mansfield Circuit 

635 Newark, Joseph Bush (North End), Joseph Stringer, 

George M. C. Fish, Robert C. Robson (North End). 

636 Bingham, (Sottingliam,) William Dunstan, Thomas J. 

Spragg. 

637 Leicester {Bishop Street), Joseph Posnett, William Brad- 

field, B.A., E. Wright Adcock, J. Ernest Rattenbury, 
J. Bicknor Edwards, John William Allcock ; George 
Barnley (Oadby), Supernumerary, 

638 Leicester {Humberstone Road), Thomas Overton, 

Thomas DarlingtoUi Percy Watchurst. 

639 Melton Mowbray^ George Hepplewhite, John G. 

Warrington (Long Clawson), William Osborn 
Barratt 



l8^.] NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. 12 1 

« 

640 Oakham, John Birtwistle, who shall change on two 
Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Melton MowlMray and Stamford Circuits, alternately ; 
and act under the direction of the Chairman of the 
District. 

64Z Stamford, Frederick R. Bell, John Hannah. 

642 Grantham, John W. Brewer, William M. Cannell, B.A., 

William Salisbury. 

643 Peterborough, Arthur Shipham, James Thomas East^ 

W. Jackson Bush (Whittlesea). 

644 Crowland, (Peterborough,) John Codd, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Peterborough Circuit. 

645 Loughborough, James Jenkin, Samuel Arnold, John 

Raine Langstaff (Shepshed). 

646 Castle Donington, (Derby,) William Cumberland, 

G. German Brown (Melbourne, Derby); John T. 
Harrison, Supemumeraty. 

647 Derby {/Cing Street), John H. Loxley, Frederick 

R. Duffill (Ashbourne Road), J. Montgomery Pascoe 
(Borrowash) ; William Unsworth, Supernumerary. 

648 Derby {Green Hill), Charies C. Griffin, William J. Boote 

(London Road), Joseph G. Benson (Rose Hill). 

649 Ashbourne, Alfred H. Hopper, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Uttoxeter Circuit 

650 Belper, Robert Nicholson, John W. Marsden (Kilburn, 

Derby); Alfred Beresford (Duffield, Derby), Herbert 
Burson (Street Lane, Derby), Supernumeraries, 

651 Ripley, (Derby,) Arthur B. Holford, Joseph Britton 

(Blackwell, Alfreton), Herbert C. Floyd (Heanor, 
Derbyshire) ; John Pinkney (Heanor, Derbyshire), 
Supemunierafy. 

652 Matlock, J. Hawkins Pawlyn, H. Norman Startup 

(Matlock Bank); Mark Davenport (Matlock Bridge), 
Supernumerary. 



122 UNCOLN DISTRICT. [1898. 

653 Ashby^de-la-Zouchy W. Britten Butters, Henry 

Wadsworth (Coalville, Leicester), Harold J. Chap- 
man, M.A. 

654 Woodville (Borton-on-Trent) and Swadlincote, 

William Beales, James Oliver Mann (Swaduncote, 
Burton-on-Trent) ; John Connon (Swadlincote, 
Burton-on-Trent), Supernumerary, 

655 Burton-on-Trent, John J. Sutton, David Huddleston. ' 

656 Tamworth and Lichfield, Thomas Barr, H. Paynter 

Boase (Lichfield). 

XXVI. THE LINCOLN DISTRICT. 

JOSEPH 8HRIMPT0N, Chairman. 
MARMADUKE RIQQALL, Financial Seontary. 

657 Lincoln ( Wesley), Joseph Shrimpton, Richard Middleton, 

R. A. Mitcheson Brown. 

658 Lincoln {High Street), Edwin Hayward, Henry Wil- 

liams, J. Herbert Rider. 

659 Sleaford, Mark P. Gilbert, S. Birt Coley (Navenby, 

Lincoln), Charles R. Burroughs. 

660 Market Rasen, Thomas Barron, Henry J. Blasdale. 

661 Louth, John Turner, William Pallister (North Somer- 

coTES, Grimsby), Samuel Rathmell. 

662 Homcastle, Edward Jope, J. Whitehead Clegg. 

663 Bardney, (Linooln,) Robert J. Thomas. 

664 Alford, T. Fuller Bryant, William H. Lockhart (Sutton- 

on-Sea, Lincs.), William Powell. 
District Missionary, Marmaduke Riggall (Alford). 

665 Coningsby, (Unooln,) Edward H. Scott, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Minister of the Bardney Circuit. 

666 Spilsby, William H. Farnell, William E. Holburn. 

667 Boston, William W. Grigg, Thomas H. Bailey, Albert 

E. Raw. 

668 Wainfleet and Skegness, J. Robinson Cleminson, 

William Wallace. 



1898.] HULL DISTRICT. 123 

669 Spalding, Joseph B. Alger, John T. Marquand. 

670 Holbeach, Edwin Gelder. 

671 Boumei Henry Brown, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Holbeadi Circuit. 

XXVn. THE HULL DISTRICT. 

JOHN C. W. Q08TICK, Chairman. 
QEORQE MARR/8, Financial Secretaiy. 

672 Hull (fVaUham Street) j William Malpas, John E. Caine, 

Herbert Arthur Hodgson; Richard Fletcher, Super- 
numeraty. 

673 Hull {Kingston)^ John C. W. Gostick, Thomas D. Barnes, 

Irving Armstrong; Edmund B. Warters, Super- 
numeraty. 

674 Hull Mission {Old Town), Jabez Bridge, Alfred Barrett, 

who shall act under the direction of the Committee 
of the Mission. 

675 Hull {Great Thornton Street), Henry Bone, J. Reeves 

Brown, John Elsworth, James Lewis Smith (Hessle), 
Robert A. Taylor. 

676 Hull {Queen's Roacl), George Marris, William A. 

Trezise. 

677 Beverley, Joseph Little (b), Arthur B. Pinnegar (Cot- 

TiNGHAM, Hull), Edward A. Bennett ; Uriah Butters, 
Supernumerary. 

678 Driffield, John W. Simpson, Christopher Whitfield, 

Ernest H. Woolrych ; John T. Harwood, Super- 
numeraty. 

679 Howden, John Woollerton, Arnold Crawshaw. 

680 Withemsea, (Hull,) Christopher B. Sykes, George C. 

Gould (Hedon, Hull). 
68z Hornsea, (Hull,) Henry Bunting, Joseph Cartwright; 

George G. S. Thomas, Supernumerary. 
682 Grimsby {George Street), George Latham, Henry Bar- 

raclough (Victoria), William W. Hollings. 



124 YORK DISTRICT, [1898. 

683 Grimsby (Duncombe Street), John Boulter, Richard 

Garbett (Cleethorpes), Charles James Hoskin; 
William Shaw (b) (Cleethorpes), Supemu$9$erm9y. 

684 Caistor, Alfred Freeman (a), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Brigg Circuit 

685 Gainsborough, James Kent, T. Alexander Seed, Richard 

Wormwell (Misterton). 

686 Epworth, (Doncaster,) Samuel Sheard, Thomas G. 

Mosscrop (OwsTON Ferry, Doncaster). 

687 Snaith, (Torks.,) William Calvert, Thomas H. Penhale. 

688 Goole, Joseph Caley, Frederick W. Beaumont 

689 Brigg, Edward A. Wain, Arthur Holland (Kirton-in- 

Lindsey), Isaac Newton (Scunthorpe, Doncaster). 

690 Barton-on-Humber, Henry Scholefield, George Dyer 

(Ulceby), Henry C. Bassett (Winterton, Doncaster), 
Benjamin Stanley. 
69Z Bridlington, J. Bawden Allen (Bridlington Quay), 
Philip H. Taylor, Ernest A. Stead (Kilhabi, Hull). 



XXVIII. THE YORK DISTiUOT. 

THOMAS L LAMBERT, Chaiman. 
JAMES TODD, Finanoial Seonta/y, 

692 York (New Street), George Smith (e), Frederick R. 

Smith. 

693 York (Centenafy), John S. Pawlyn, John Howell Jones, 

W. Wigley Haughton; James Kendall, Joshua 
Mason, Supernumeraries, 

694 York (IVesiey), John Clegg, James Todd, T. Hilton 

PoUitt. 

695 Tadcaster, John G. Morrow, Robert Dixon (Wetherby), 

Edward Thistlethwaite (Boston Spa). 

696 Pocklington, Andrew Baxter, Alfred Kirk, J. D. Bryn- 

ford Jones. 

697 Market Weighton, Henry Holmes, who shall change 



1898.] WHITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT.^ 123 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Pocklington Circuit 

698 Malton, James W. Eacott, WilUam Hill (b), Cecil H. 

Wright (Norton). 

699 Easingwold, William B. Lowther, Frederick M. Lowry. 

700 Helmsley, (Yorks.,) John B. Gedye, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every month with the Ministers 
of the Kirby Moorside Circuit. 
70Z Scarborough, Thomas T. Lambert, Isaiah Jones, 
W. Hodson Smith, George Charles Clarke ; Samuel 
Walker, J. Alexander Armstrong, Supernumeraries, 

702 Sherbum, Joseph Howard (a), Samuel Brunt. 

703 Filey, Henry F. Kelvey, Arthur R. Humphreys (Hun- 

MANBY, YORKS.). 

704 Pickering, William G. White, Thomas E. Young. 

705 Kirby Moorside, Thomas J. Macartney, Robert H. A. 

Morton. 

706 Thirsk, George Parker (b), Richard Rossall. 

707 Northallerton, Samuel Goodyer, Frank H. Bobby 

(Brompton). 

708 Riponi Marshall Limon, John Kernick; Edward Abra- 

ham, Supernumerary. 

709 Masham (Yorks,) Joseph Nield, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Ripon Circuit. 

710 Boroughbridge, (York.,) Joseph S. Prior, Thomas 

Hitchon. 
7x1 Selby, Ezekiel Lones, William Sharpley (South Mil- 
ford, YoRKS.), Smith T. Parr. 

XXIX. THE WHITBY AND DABUNOTON 

DI8TBI0T. 

WILUAM GRIFFITHS. Chairman. 
FREDEfflOK FRIEND, Financial 8eonta/y. 

7x2 Whitby, William Griffiths, William Johnson, Thomas 
J. Hillary (Robin Hood's Bay, R.S.O., Yorks.). 



126 • WL'ITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT, [1898. 

7x3 Danby,(Gro8mont,Tork8.,) William J. Graves, Maddison 

Phillipson, B.A. (Lealholme, Grosmont, Yorks.). 
714 Stokesley, Edwin Dixon, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 

Stockton Circuit. 
7x5 Guisborough and Redcar, Andrew Palmer (Redcar), 

George Whitbread (Saltburn-by-the-Sea), William 

Brook Hirst. 

716 Loftus-in-Cleveland, John B. James, J. Oswald War- 

burtoh (Staithes, Yorks.). 

717 Darlington (Bondgaie), Charles J. Back, Edward J. 

Simons. 

Harrison Fenwick (Darlington), is permitted to 
act as chaplain to the Durham County Asylum. 

7x8 Darlington (North Roaef), J. Jeremy Smith, John V. 

Sutton. 
7x9 Stockton, Thomas H. Horrell, John Hall, Charles 

Rickard (Thornaby-on-Tees), G. Gilbert Muir; 

Daniel Eva (Yarm), Supernumerary, 
720 Middlesbrough (Wesley), Thomas Jenkin, Richard F. 

Elamshaw, Joseph Westcombe, Rowland Major. 
72X Middlesbrough (Southbank), William Greenwood, 

who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter 

with the Ministers of the Middlesbrough (Wesley) 

Circuit. 

722 Hartlepool and West Hartlepool, Geoige Wood 

(West Hartlepool), Benjamin F. Fielding (Hartle- 
pool), George MacNeill (West Hartlepool). 

723 Barnard Castle, Frederick Friend, John Dugdale. 

724 Teesdale, Lewis Thomas (Middleton - in - Teesdale, 

Darlington), who shall change on two Sundays 
in every quarter with the Ministers of the Barnard 
Castle Circuit 

725 Bishop Auckland, Walter Fuller, Peter W. Jeflfries, 

Matthew F. Ryle (West Auckland). 



1898.] NEWCASTLE'ON'TYNE DISTRICT. 127 

726 The Shildons, Joseph Cade (New Shildon, Co. Dur- 

ham), who shall change two Sundays every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Bishop Auckland Circuit. 

727 Spennymoor, J. Penberthy White, Frederic G. T. Dent 

(Mount Pleasant). 

728 Crook, Thomas Baron, John W. Houghton (Wilungton, 

Co. Durham), T. Edwards Thompson (Waterhouses, 
Durham). 

729 Middleham, Richard Webb, W. E. Oswald Parry 

(Leyburn, Yorks.) ; W. Clement Kendall (Aysgarth, 
YoRKS.), Supernumerary, 

730 Hawes, (Yorks.,) William H. Hill, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Middleham Circuit, and act under the direction 
of the Chairman of the District. 
73Z Richmond, (Yorks.,) Arthur Reeve, who shall change 
on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Darlington Circuits, alternately. 

732 Reeth, (Yorks.,) Richard Evans, J. Hudson Kay (Gun- 

NERSiDE, Richmond, Yorks.). 

733 Bedale, Thomas Henwood, Alexander Borrowman. 



XZX. THE NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE DISTRICT. 

EDWARD J. BRAIL8F0RD, Chairman, 

W. HEMINQWA Y 8HA Vi, Financiat 8eoreta/y. 

734 Newcastle-on-Tyne (Brunswick), T. Hardwick Maw- 

son, T. Ferrier Hulme, M.A. (Jesmond), John W. 
Lightley (South Gosforth), William Hunt Fuller. 

735 Newcastle-on-Tyne {Blenheim Street Mission), Albert 

E. Salmon, who shall act under the direction of the 
Committee of the Mission. 

736 Newcastle-on-Tyne {Dilston Road), William D. L. 

Slack, J. Uttley Helliwell (Park Road), Ernest J. B. 
Kirtlan, B.A., B.D. (Wesley Hall). 



128 NEWCASTLE-ON'TYNE DISTRICT. [1898. 

737 Ne wcastle-on-Tyne (Eiswsck Road\ J. Denholm Brash, 

Arthur Whetnall (New Benwell), William Kelson 
(Walbottle) ; J. Bond Charles, Supernumerary. 

738 Newcastle-on-Tyne {Clarence Street), Joshua M. Fair- 

bourn (Heaton), W. Hemingway Shaw. 

739 Ne wcastle-on-Tyne {Ryion), Thomas R. Jackson, who 

shall change on one Sunday in every quarterwith 
the Ministers of the Gateshead (Bensham Road) 
Circuit. 

740 Gateshead-on-Tyne (High West Street), James C. 

Brewer, Adam Hann, Thomas W. Beck (Gateshead 
Low Fell). 

741 Gateshead-on-Tyne {Bensham Road), William H. 

Moseley, Herbert Hoole. 

742 North Shields, Clement Stuchbery, William D. Pellatt 

(Tynemouth), Charles A. Duthie, Henry H. 
Whiting (Whitley) ; John Milum (Whitley), Super- 
numerary, 

743 South Shields, Charles Burbridge, John G. Pearson, 

(Wesley). 

744 Jarrow-on-Tyne, John Benneworth, Henry J. Atkinson 

(Hebburn-on-Tyne). 

745 Blyth, Richard Stevens, Ernest S. Thies. 

746 Morpeth, W. Wheatley Smith, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Blyth Circuit. 

747 Sunderland {Sans Street Mission), John Wilson, B.A., 

B.D., who shall act under the direction of the Com- 
mittee of the Mission. 

748 Sunderland {St John^s), Edward J. Brailsford, J. Charles 

Traflford, W. Woodman Treleaven (Monkwearmguth), 
John Barlow (Seaham Harbour). 

749 Sunderland {Fawcett Street)^ George Parker (a), James 

A. D. J. Macdonald, John Horn. 

750 Houghton-le- Spring, (Co. Ihirliam,) James Shearman, 

Frederick S. Chesters (Hetton-leHole, Co. Durham). 



1898.] NEIVCASTLE-ON-TYNE DISTRICT. 1 29 

751 Durham, Richard E. Bray, Charles Holman, C. Arnold 
Healing. 

752 Chester-le-Street, Joseph H. Slack, James W. Lord. 

753 Thomley, (Co. Durham,) Charles* Roberts, who shall 
change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Durham Circuit. 

754 Wolsingham, (Darlington,) John P. Yates, T. Henry 
Wilkinson (Tow Law, Co. Durham). 

755 Weardale, Frederick Hunter (St. John's Chapel, 
R.S.O., Durham), Arthur Woolliscroft (Stanhope, 
R.S.O., Durham). 

756 Hexham, Alexander F. Fogwell, John £. Howard (Cor- 
bridge-on-Tyne), Harvey Swithenbank. 

757 Shotley Bridge and Consett, Joseph Bacon (Con- 
sett, Co. Durham), Josephus Bishop (Shotley 
Bridge, Co. Durham), John W, Denham (Annfield 
Plain, R.S.O., Co. Durham), John Albert Dixon 

(Stanley, Co. Durham). 

758 Alston, (Carlisle,) W. Walter Walton, Hermann 

Stephenson (Nenthead, Carlisle). 

759 Haltwhistle, (Carlisle,) Robert B. Nightingale, B.A., 

who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter 
with the Ministers of the Alston Circuit 

760 Allendale, James Foster, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Hexham Circuit. 

761 Amble (Aoklington), John £. Doubleday, George H. 

Bainbridge (Alnmouth). 

762 Berwick-on-Tweed, George Terry, B.A., who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Ministers of the Amble Circuit. 



1898.] 130 



XXXI. THE CARLISLE DISTRICT. 

BAM FORD BURROWS, Chairman. 

THOMAS ARROWSMITH, Financial Secretary. 

763 Carlisle, Bamford Burrows, Thomas M. Dickinsoia 

(Caldewgate), £. Douglas Jackson, B.A. (Unioi« 
Street). 
Dumfries, under the charge of the Chairman of thc^ 
District. 

764 Brampton, (Carlisle,) John Irwin, who shall change ora 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Carlisle Circuit 

765 Whitehaven, Charles Swannell, Enoch Biscombe 

(Egremont, R.S.O., Cumberland), Thomas C. Chad- 
dock (Cleator Moor, R.S.O., Cumberland). 

766 Workington, Charles H. Gough, M.A., Frederick Law 

(Harrington, Cumberland). 

767 Cockermouth and Keswick, R. Watson Butterworth, 

W. H. Oliver Lake (Keswick) ; Thomas M. Rodham, 
Supernumerary, 

768 Kirkby Stephen and Appleby, Charles Lumsden, 

Ernest Rhodes (Appleby). 

769 Penrith, A. Leppington Barley, Thomas Arrowsmith; 

William Watson (a), Supemumerafy. 

770 Kirkoswald, Albert Dickinson, Peter J. Robertson 

(Langwathby, Cumberland). 

771 Wigton, Charles J. Preston, who shall change on two 

Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Maryport Circuit. 

772 Maryport, James Duff, Seth Swithenbank. 

773 Kendal, James Drummond, John Charles Jowett. 

774 Ambleside, Henry J. Quilter, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Kendal Circuit. 

775 Sedbergh, J. Challoner Harrop, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 



1898.] SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 131 

the Kendal Circuit, and act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District 

776 Ulverston, Ralph W. G. Hunter, John Toft (Dalton- 
iN-FuRNESSy Lanc), Geoi^e W. Thompson (Grange- 
over-Sands, Lanc); John M. Bamford (Arnside, 
R.S.O., Westmoreland), Supemwnerary, 

111 MiUom, (Cumberland,) John J. Ward, who shall change 
on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Ulverston and Barrow-in-Furness Circuits, 
alternately. 

778 Barrow-in-Furness, George Frayn, Ernest Ogden. 



ZXZn. THE ISLE OF MAN DISTRICT. 

QEORQE R, GRAHAM, ChaimM. 
ALBERT FENTIMAN, Finaneial 8ecnia/y. 

779 Douglas, George R. Graham, Herbert J. Sugden, George 

F. N. Sherwell ; Joseph Hirst, Supemumerafy. 

780 Castletown, Albert Fentiman, Thomas Smith (Port 

St. Mary). 

781 Ramsey, John Drayton Thomas, George B. Glover, 

Charles W. Mitton (Andreas); Robert Davidson, 
M.A. Supernumerary. 

782 Peel, Robert Simpson (a), John W. Harrison. 

XXXIII. THE SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 

T. QALLAND HARTLEY, Chairman. 
RICHARD SMITH, Financial Seoretaiy. 

783 Edinburgh (Nicolson Square), James Pratt, Thomas 

B. Hindsley (Dunbar), E. Sayer Ellis (Dalkeith). 

784 Edinburgh Mission, George Jackson, B.A., Ernest 

Aldom French, Thomas W. Jamieson, who shall act 
under the direction of the Committee of the Mission. 

785 Edinburgh (Leith\ Frederick Elton, who shall change 

on two Sundays in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Edinburgh (Nicolson Square) Circuit. 

5A 



133 SCOTLAND DISTRICT. [1898. 

786 Glasgow {St, JoMs), J. Williams Butcher, Percy J. 

Grubb (Barrhead). 

787 Glasgow (^. TTiomas*), H. Harrison Gower. 

788 Glasgow (Cathcart Road)^ James Fieldhouse. 

789 Glasgow {Claremont Street), George Gibson (b), John 

Carter (Partick), Frederick Inwood (Clydebank). 

790 Glasgow {Paisley Road), Richard Smith, Walter E. 

Fletcher (Govan), J. Colliver Williams (Paisley). 

791 Glasgow {North-west Mission), T. Morcom Taylor, B. A., 

who shall act under the direction of the Committee 
of the Mission. 

792 Kilsyth, (Glasgow,) Samuel R. Wilkin, who shall change 

on one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Glasgow (St. Thomas') Circuit and of the Glasgow 
North-west Mission, alternately. 

793 Dumbarton, William A. Templar, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of 
the Alexandria Circuit. 

794 Alexandria, (Dumbartonshire,) Richard W. Watson. 

795 Greenock, S. Bingham Beattie, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers 
of the Glasgow (Cftthcart Road) and Ayr Circuits, 
alternately. 

796 Ayr, Joseph Watson (b), who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 
Glasgow (Cathcart Road) and Greenock Circuits, 
alternately. 

797 Coatbridge and Airdrie, George Beebee, John Elph 

Clarke (Airdrie). 

798 Wallacestone and Armadale, John T. Bennett 

(Wallacestone, Polmont Station), William Henry 
Bunting (Armadale, Linlithgowshire). 
Falkirk Mission, John Mee, who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 

799 Stirling and Doune, William Robinson (b), who shall 

give tWo Sundays in every quarter to Wallacestone. 



1898."! ZETLAND DISTRICT. X33 

800 Aberdeen, Frederic Piatt, M.A., B.D., James Graham 

(Invsrurie). 
80Z Peterheadi Matthew Hall, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of the 

Aberdeen Circuit. 

802 Dundee {Ward Road), Thomas Rathmell 

803 Dundee {Victoria Road)^ Thomas J. Price, who shall 

change on one Sunday in every quarter with the 
Minister of the Dundee (Ward Road) Circuit. 

804 Blairgowrie, T. Galland Hartley, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Dundee Circuits, alternately. 

805 Perth Mission, John Morton, who shall act under 

the direction of the Committee of the Mission. 

806 Arbroath, Edward Crump, who shall change on one 

Sunday in every quarter with the Minister of the 
Montrose Circuit. 

807 Montrose, Benjamin Robinson. 

808 Banff, Isaac Rodgers, who shall change on one Sunday 

in every quarter with the Ministers of the Portessie 
Circuit. 

809 Portessie, (Buokie,) Samuel F. Balch, Joseph Short 

(Port Gordon, Buckie). 
8zo Inverness, T. Lawry Withington, who shall change on 
one Sunday in every quarter with the Ministers of 
the Portessie Circuit. 



XXXIV. THE ZETLAND DISTRICT. 

HENRY T. BRUMWELL, Chairman, 

81 z Lerwick and Dunrossness, Henry T. Brumwell, 

John Joseph Leedal. 
812 Walls, (Lerwick,) Joseph Warwick Armstrong. 
8x3 Northmavin and Delting, Archibald J. Andrews 

(North Roe, Lerwick). 



134 ARMY AND NAVY APPOINTMENTS. [1898, 

8x4 North IsleSi William T. Haydon (Harolsswick, Unst). 

N.B. — I. The Ministers in the Zetland Isles shall 
change with each other under the direction of tiie 
Chairman of the District 

2. The Zetland District is placed under the super- 
vision of the Home Mission Committee. 

3. Subscriptions especially in aid of the work of 
God in Zetland may be paid to the Secretary of the 
Home Mission and Contingent Fund. 



The following Supemufneraries have permission to reside 
abroad : Thomas Vinson, in Tasmania ; John Nelson and 
Thomas Turner, in New Zealand ; Samuel Lord, in California ; 
George H. Chambers, in the United States. 



AFPOnrTMEirrs foe the behtefit of 

WESLETAES IE THE AEMT AED BOTAL EA7T. 

HOME MISSIONS. 
London Garrison, Richard W. Allen, J. Henry Hocken. 
Warley Barracks, C. Drayton Thomas. 
Colchester Camp, Alfred B. Sackett. 
Hounslow Barracks, J. Havelock Thompson. 
Aldershot Camp, Edward P. Lowry, Edward Weaver. 
Woolwich Garrison, Thomas Ross. 
Chatham Garrison and Naval Port, J. Arthur Aldington. 
Dover Garrison, Edward G. Charlesworth. 
Shorncliffe Camp, Hythe School of Musketry, and 

Canterbury Garrison, W. Langdon Brimmell. 
Portsmouth Garrison and Naval Port, Dennis Kemp, 

Alfred E. Pearson. 



1898.] ARMY AND NAVY APPOINTMENTS. 135 

Netley Hospital, Charles J. Barton, Supernumerary. 
Devonport Garrison and Naval Port, John England. 
Dublin Garrison, John W. Carrothers. 
Curragh Camp, William L. Coade. 

FOREIGN MISSIONS. 
Gibraltar, William H. Sarchet. 
Malta Garrison and .Naval Port, John Laverack, Owen 

Spencer Watkins. 
Egypt (Cairo), William Jackson (d). 
Secunderabad, Benjamin Pratt. 
Bangalore, Francis R. Wilson. 
Lrucknow Garrison, W. Dyson Frater. 
Jhansi, Charles Phillips Cape. 
Bombay, George C. Walker, ;B. A. 
Poona-Kirki, Joseph Reed. 
Umballa, Oliver W. K Grant 
Rawal Pindi, John Findlater. 
Peshawur, A. Ernest Knott 
Hong Kong, William Musson. 

The above-named Ministers are maintained in whole or in 
part by the Committees of the Home Mission Fund and of the 
Missionary Society respectively, with the exception of John 
W. Carrothers and William L. Coade, who belong to the Irish 
Conference. For other Ministers officiating to Wesleyans in 
the Army and Royal Navy, see Appendix II. 



136 [1898. 

HOME mSSIONAET MUflSTEBS. 

CoNNExiONAL MISSIONARIES. — ^Thomas Cook, Thomas Waugh, 
Edward Davidson, John Grange Bennett, and J. Sadler 
Reece, who shall act under the direction of the Home 
Mission Committee. 

First London. 

London Mission, East, Peter Thompson, John Howard, 

William H. Rolls, S. Carroll Myers. 
London Mission, Central, John £. Wakerley. 
London Mission (Leysian Mission), J. Ash Parsons. 
North-west Essex Mission, James Wolfendale (Bishof^s 

Stortford), Albert Wool ley (Saffron Walden). 
London (German), J. Jakob Sommer. 
London, Shoreditch Mission {Hackney Road), John 

Henry Maddock. 
London (Canning Town), Robert Odery, Robert S. Maynard 

(Plaistow), Frank Cox (Upton Park). 
St. Albans, Cecil F. Groom (Hatfield). 
Southend and Leigh, Samuel J. Johnson (Leigh). 
Clacton-on-Sea, Frederick C. Stuart, EdNvin C. Lansdown. 

Second London. 

London (Lambeth), J. Surman Cooke. 

London (SL John's Wood), W. Rodwell Jones. 

London Mission, West Central, Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., 

President of the Conference, Mark Guy Pearse, Charles 

Ensor Walters, William H. Lax. 
Westminster Mission, Allen Rees, Henry J. Cundy. 
Kingston, James Morrison, J. Leonard White (Surbiton 

Hill). 
Uxbridge, Bernard W. Cuzner. 
Woking and Leatherhead, James Spensley (Woking), 

William R. Rice (Leatherhead). 
Sandhurst, (Berks.,) Ralph Bradley (Hartley Wintney^ 

Wikchfield), 



1898. J HOME MISSION APPOINTMENTS. 137 

Petersfield, Thomas H. Wilkin. 
Basingstoke, William W. Thackray. 
District Missionary, Frank Uttley (Woking). 

Third London. 

London Mission, South, Joseph H. Hopkins, Henry T. 

Meakin, John Matthewman. 
London, (Brockley,) J. Tregear Chenhalls (Deptford Mission). 
Redhill, Edward Grainger (Dorking). 
Sussex Mission, East, Francis W. Moon (Lewes), Frank 

Vincent Walker (Newhaven). 
Sussex Mission, Central, William L. Bennett (Hayward's 

Heath). 
Horsham, Joseph Crowther. 

Bedford and Northampton. 

Northampton {Queen's Road), Joel Peters. 

Market Harborough, Sidney O. Tattersall (Kibworth). 

East Anglia. 

District Missionary, John Gould (Cambridge). 

East Suffolk Mission, Thomas W. Peeling (Aldeburgh), 

Joshua Holmes (Southwold), William M. Johnson (Yox- 

ford). 

Oxford. 
Reading, Albert Winsor Yeo (JJenley-on-Thames). 

Portsmouth. 

Portsmouth (Potisea), Edgar C. Palmer. 
£astleigh, John Ernest Clegg. 

Exeter, 

Devon and Dorset Mission, Arthur Martin (Budleigh 
Salterton), Samuel W. Stocker (Chard), David B. 
Stothard (Ax minster), 

Lynton, Henry Cotton. 

Newton Abbot, George Hopper (Moreton HAMPSt^M>Y 



138 HOME MISSION APPOINTMENTS. [1898. 

Bristol and Bath. 

Bristol Mission (Langton Street), Alfred Wells. 

Clevedon, Robert Simpson (b). 

Wiltshire Mission, Philip Hawkes (Melksham), Frederick 
Cowles (Melksham), James B. Foster (Chippenham), 
Robert Whitehead (Warminster), Frederick H. 
Harry (Devizes), Frederick G. Howland (Calne). 

Cardiff and Swansea. 

Cardiff, {Canton), Thomas Miller. 

Cardiff (Loudoun Square Mission)^ Thomas W. Fawthrop. 

Ferndale, (Pontypridd,) John Beard. 

Brynmawr, S. Leonard Evans (Blaina, Monmouthshire). 

Builth (Breoonshire,) Herbert Waterworth. 

North Wales. 

Dinasmawddwy, Thomas Davies. 

Stockton-on-Tees, Morris Edward Jones. 

District Missionary, Hugh Hughes (Pensarn, Abergele). 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury. 

Birmingham Mission, Central, Frederick L. Wiseman, 
B.A., Edward Greeves. 

Bradford Street, Edward H. Maggs. 
North, William H. H. Kelshaw. 

Kidderminster, William Stevinson, B.A. t 

Worcestershire Mission, John Holmes (Malvern). 

Bromsgrove, T. Henry Ingram, A. Kenrick Smith (Black- 
well). 

Coventry, William J. Rogers, Josiah ToUady, Thomas Pasley. 

Ludlov^y W. Ovington Robinson, Arthur H. Jackson. 

Macclesfield. 

Crewe, Herbert F. Chaplia 
Stone, James Taylor (b). 



1898.] HOME MISSION APPOINTMENTS. 139 

Liverpool. 
Liverpool Mission, Charles Garrett, Samuel Wilkes, John 

Ward. 
Hoylake and West Kirby, John W. Silcoz (Hoylake, 

Cheshire). 
Garstang, Edward Liddon Parry. 
Aberystwyth, Arminius Burgess. 

Manchester. 
Manchester and Salford Mission, William Henry Heap, 
Thomas Dargue. 
Oldham Street, Samuel F. Collier, Samuel Marriott 
(Great Ancoats) Herbert M. Nield (Irwell Street), 
George Henry McNeal. 

Bolton. 
Bolton Mission, Charles W. Andrews, B.A., B.D. 

Haufax and Bradford. 
District Missionary, John Davison Brown (Bradford). 

Leeds. 

Leeds (Oxford Place), Samuel Chadwick. 
Leeds Mission {St. Peter's), John Gawthrop. 
Leeds Mission {Central), Nicholas W. Thomlinson. 

Nottingham and Derby. 

Nottingham (Halifax Place Central Mission), W. H. 
Jackson Picken. 

Lincoln. 

Lincoln {High Street), J. Herbert Rider. 

District Missionary, Marmaduke Riggall (Alford). 

/ Hull. 

Hull Mission {Old Town), Jabez Bridge, Alfred Barrett. 

York. 
Filey, Henry F. Kelvey, Arthur R. Humphreys (Hunmanby, 

YORKS.). 



140 HOME MISSION APPOINTMENTS^ [1898. 

Newcastlb-on-Tyne. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne (Blenheim Street Mission), Albert 

£. Salmon. 
Sunderland (Sans Street Mission), John Wilson, B.A., B.D. 

Carlisle. 

Ambleside, Henry J. Quilter. 

Ulverston, George W. Thompson (Grange-over-Sands, 

Lanc). 
Barrow-in-Furness, Ernest Ogden. 

Scotland. 

Edinburgh {Nicolson Square), Thomas B. Hindsley (Dunbar), 

E. Sayer Ellis (Dalkeith). 
Edinburgh Mission, George Jackson, B. A., Ernest A. French, 

Thomas W. Jamieson. 
Glasgow {St. John's), Percy J. Grubb (Barrhead). 
Glasgow {Claremont Street), Frederick Inwood (Clydebank). 
Glasgow {Paisley Road), Walter E. Fletcher (Govan), J. 

Colliver Williams (Paisley). 
Glasgovr (North- West Mission), T. Morcom Taylor, B.A. 
Coatbridge and Airdrie, John Elph Clarke (Airdrie). 
Falkirk Mission, John Mee. 
Blairgowrie, T. Galland Hartley. 
Perth Mission, John Morton. 

Zetland. 
Lerwick and Dunrossness, Henry T. Brumwell, John 

Joseph Leedal. 
Walls (Lerwick), Joseph Warwick Armstrong. 
Northmavin and Delting, Archibald J. Andrews (North 

Roe, Lerwick). 
North Isles, William T. Haydon (Haroldswick, Unst). 



1898.] 14 1 



IRELAND. 

I. THE DUBLIN DISTRICT. 

JAME8 ROBERTSON, Chairman. 

QEORQE R. WEDGWOOD, Fmanofal Swniarf. 

815 Dublin {Stephen's Green, Centenary Chapel, etc,\ James 

D. Lamont, Hugh M'Keag (Kingsland Park) ; James 
Griffin, D.D., Supernumerary. 
Wesley College, Samuel Hollingsworth, D.D., Principal. 

816 Dublin {Abbey Street, etc), Wesley Guard, Benson £. 

Gentleman (Clonliffe), Thomas W. Davidson (Clon- 
tarf) ; Henry Evans, D.D. (Howth), Supernumerary. 

817 Dublin Central Mission {South Great Georges Street), 

William B. Lumley, Thomas Salter. 

818 Dublin {Rathmines and Rathgar), James Robertson, 

James Stewart (Rathgar); James Wilson, Super- 
numerary. 

Home Missions, etc., Wallace M'Mullen,D.D., General 
Secretary. 

General Missionary, John Good. 

819 Dublin {Sandymounf), Joseph W. R. Campbell, M.A. ; 

James Elliott, Supernumerary. 

820 Dublin {Blackhall Place and Inchicore), James M. Alley ; 

John W. Carrothers (Inchicore), Garrison Chaplain ; 
Thomas Foster (Lucan), Supernumerary. 
Lucan, John S. M'Dade, Supernumerary. 

821 Kingstovrn, George R. Wedgwood, Alexander Egan 

(Blackrock), John W. Johnston (Dalkey) ; Thomas 
T. N. Hull (Dalkey), George Vance, D.D. (Black- 
rock), Supernumeraries. 

822 Bray, John H. Moran. 

823 Drogheda, Thomas £. Gibson. 

824 Wicklow and Rathdrum, Irvine Johnston, John 

Sanderson (Rathdrum). 



142 IRELAND. [1898. 

825 Arklow and Gorey, John O. Price, Samuel AWxxl 

(Gorey). 

826 Tinahely and Newtownbarry, John Cullen, Francis 

Moran, M.A. (Newtownbarry). 

827 TuUamore, Thomas Davis, William £. Maguire (Port- 

arlington), William W. Hutchinson (Mountmeluck); 
Edward C. West, Supernumerary, 

828 Central Ireland Mission, William Harpur (Athlone), 

William T. Cairns (Athlone). 

829 Curragh Camp, William L. Coade. 

830 MuUingar and Meath Mission, Robert M. Morrison, 

B.A. 

n. THE WATEBFORD DISTRICT. 

STEWART 8M/TH, Chairman, 
RICHARD LITTLE, Financial 8eofefa/y. 

831 Waterford, Stewart Smith ; William Quaile (Tramgre), 

Supernumerary, 
Tramore, James Oliver, Supernumerary. 

832 Carlow, Henry Frackelton, William Caldwell (Athy). 

833 Maryborough, Andrew Knox, William C H. Weir 

(Stradbally). 

834 Wexford, Richard Little, John C. Robertson, B.A 

(Enniscgrthy). 
New Ross, To be supplied. 

835 Clonmel, Thomas Moran (b). 

836 Abbeyleix, Martin Hynes, Herbert H. Cornish (Rath- 

downey). 

837 Kilkenny, William J. Clayton, Robert J. Elliott, B. A 

in. THE CORK DISTRICT. 

JOHN WOODS BALLARD, Chairman. 

WILLIAM H. SMYTH, B.A„ Financial Seoretatf. 

838 Cork, John O. Park, B.A, William H. Smyth, B.A., 

Louis W. Crooks ; Francis Douglass, Supernumerary. 



1898.] UMERICK DISTRICT. 143 

^39 Queenstown, Robert Knowles. 

Passage West, Thomas Moran (a), Supemumeraty. 

840 Bandon, John Woods Ballard. 

841 Dunmanway, Horatio G. Collier/ who shall change on 

one Sunday in two months with the Minister at 
Bandon. 

842 Clonakilty, William M'MuUin, William S. Morris 

(Baluneen). 

843 Skibbereen, William J. Christie, Nathaniel R, Haskins, 

M.A. (Schull), Herbert Deale (Ballydehob), 

844 Bantry, William M'Vitty. 

845 Youghal and Dungarvan, George L. Webster, M.A., 

Henry M'Connell (Dungarvan). 

846 Tralee, Thomas Greer. 

847 Fermoy and Mallow, James C. Waugh. 

848 Kinsale, Thomas Rothwell. 

849 Killarney and Killorglin, Alexander Abraham. 



IV. THE LIMBBIOK DISTRICT. 

CHARLES H. CR00K8HANK. M.A., Chairman. 
JOHN E. QREEN, Financial Seontair. 

850 Lrimerick, John £. Green, William Meant. 

851 Roscrea, Charles H. Crookshank, M.A. 

852 Parsonstown, George Robinson. 

853 Cloughjordan, John G. Whittaker, Samuel W. H. 

NeSbitt (BdRRISOKANE). 

854 Adare and Rathkeale, George W. Rea (Rathkeale), 

Arthur A. Crawford, B.A. (Adare). 

855 Ballinasloe, Henry J. Munton. 

856 Galway and Oughterard, Henry J. F. Ranson. 

857 Clifden and Connemara Mission, Joseph D. Ritchie. 

858 Clare Mission, William B. Merrick (Kilrush). 

N,B, — ^The Clare Mission is under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 



144 IRELAND. [1898. 

V. THE SLiaO DISTRICT. 

SAMUEL WEIR. Chairman. 

WILLIAM A. BRACKEN, Finanoial Secnfaiy. 

859 Sligo, William A. Bracken, John A. Duke. 

860 Castlebar and Westport, Samuel Weir, William 

Ludlow (Westport). 

861 Ballina, Hugh Moore. 

862 Longford, James D. Foster, M.A., William Bryans; 

William Christie (Ballymahon), Supernumerary. 

863 Drumshambo and Boyle, James Daly, Hugh T. Nixon 

(Boyle). 

864 Manorhamilton, Moses Douglas, John A. Walton 

(Drumkeerin). 

865 Mohill, John Carson. 

866 Ballymote, Charles A. Cronhelm, B.A. 

. VI. THE ENNISEILLEN DISTRICT. 

^ J AMES BRADSHAW, Chairman. 
PIERCE MARTIN. Financial Secretary. 

867 Enniskillen, Pierce Martin, Frederick £. Harte ; James 

Grubb, Supernumerary. 

868 Blacklion, Thomas Moore. 

869 Maguiresbridge, John Wright (Lisbellaw), Thomas 

J. Allen (Maguiresbridge); Alexander Elliott (Lis- 
bellaw), Supernumerary. 

870 Brookborough, William Moore, who shall change on 

one Sunday in every month with the Ministers of 
the Fivemiletown Circuit. 

871 Fivemiletown, William Addy, James Cathcart. 

872 Irvinestown, James Bradshaw, Robert Moore, B.A. 

(Trillick). 

873 Ballinamallard, Andrew M<Ilwaine. 

874 Fin ton a, William M. Wilson. 

8/s Bally shannon i James Orr ^BMxwI^*^j, 'i^Vt^'ftaA^^w. 



1898.] LONDONDERRY DISTRICT. 145 

876 Springfield and Churchill, William R. Carson 

(Churchill), Daniel B. Hewitt (Springfield). 

877 Swanlinbar, James Lyons, Robert J. J. Teasey, 

878 Pettigo, J6nes Whitla, Arthur J. Morton. 

VII. THE CLONES DISTRICT. 

ROBERT ORR, Chairman, 

WILLIAM A. H. ROBINSON, Financial Seoreiaiy. 

879 Clones, William A. H. Robinson, Samuel G. M'Intyre. 

880 Newtownbutler, James Carson, Charles Wilson 

(Lisnaskea). 

881 Killeshandra, Thomas Orr. 

882 Cavan, Gabriel J. Spence, who shall change on one 

Sunday in two months with the Minister of the Bally- 
jamesduff Circuit ; Thomas Cooke, Supernumerary. 

883 Cootehill, Henry N. Kevin, Albert E. Glanville (Bally- 

bay). 

884 Aughnacloy, John Johnston ; Thomas Abraham, Super- 

numerary^ 

885 Belturbet, William ConUn. 

886 Ballyjamesduff, Robert Maxwell. 

887 Bailieborough, Robert Knox. 

888 Castleblayney, James Wherry. 

889 Monaghan, Robert Orr. 

Vni. THE LONDONDERRY DISTRICT. 

HUQH M'QAHIE. Chairman. 

WILLIAM £. DALY, B.A,, Financial Secretary. 

8go Londonderry, William £. Daly, B.A. ; John Wilson, 
Supernumerary. 

891 City Mission, Edward B. Cullen. 

892 Coleraine, Edward DeCourcy, Robert D. Cody (Port- 

rush). 

893 Castlederg, Fleming Orr, George V. Crook; Robert 

Johnston, Supernumerary. 

894 Omagh, Charles H. Strong, M. Fitzell Bovenizer 

(Beragh) ; William B. Monahan, Supernumerary. 



146 IRELAND. [1898. 

895 Donegal, Samuel Cowdy. 

896 Dunkineely, John J. Hutchinson. 

897 Limavady, Gabriel Coulter. 

898 Ballymoney and Ballycastle, Andrew M. Rudedge. 

899 Newtownstewart, James Dickson ; Robert Ker, Super- 

numerofy. 

900 Strabane, Hugh M'Gahie. 

901 Ardara, John Gilcriest (b). 

902 Moville and Innishowen, William Alford, William 

H. Massey (Culdaff). 



IX. THE BELFAST DISTRICT. 

R. CRA WFORD JOHNSON, 0,0,. Chai'muui. 
WILLI AK CRAWFORO, M,A„ Financial Seonfaiy. 

903 Belfast {Donegaa Square), Robert S. Lee. 

904 Belfast {Carlisle Circus), V^lliam Crawford, M.A.; 

John Donald, D.D., John Hazelton, Supernumeraries, 

905 Belfast {CrumUn Road), Edward Hazelton. 

906 North Belfast Mission, William Blagoire, Richard 

- Green. 

907 Belfast {Universify Road), William Gorman, John H. 

Douglas, B.A. ; John Oliver, Frederick Elliott, Robert 
Johnson, James Edwards, George Barnes^ Supentu- 
ffteraries. 
Methodist College, William Nicholas, DD., President 
and Theological Professor, Josej^ Mathers, BA., 
Assistant to the President. 

908 Belfast (Sandy Row\ James Kirkwood. 

909 Belfast {Falls Road), Alexander Harris. 

910 Belfast {Agnes Streef), P. Ernest Donovan. 

911 Belfast {Ormeau Road), William S. Carey, B.A., Lindsay 

H. Cullen. 

912 Belfast {Ballymacarrett), Henry Ball, William Corrigan, 

Moses J. Lewis; William Smyth, Si^emumerury, 
who has permission to reside in England. 



1898.] PORTADOWN DISTRICT. 147 

9x3 Belfast (Knock), Caleb S. Laird, M.A. 

914 Belfast (Duncaim Gardens), William Y. Northridge; 

George Alley, Supemumirttry. 

915 Belfast Central Mission, R. Crawford Johnson, D.D., 

Robert M. Ker. 

916 Holywood, Randall C. Phillips. 

917 Bangor, William R. Budd ; W. Guard Price, Edward 

Harte, Supernumeraries. 

918 Ligoniel and Hyde Park, Thomas Rutherford. 

919 Ballyclare, Thomas Knox. 

920 Donaghadee, John Magill. 

921 Newtownards, Henry H. MacMahon. 
Comber, To be supplied from Newtownards. 

922 Glastry and Portaferry, John Coulter; Samuel 

Dunlop (Portaferry), Supernumerary. 

923 Carrickfergus, Robert Byers. 

924 Larne, George W. Thompson. 

925 Lrisburn, Robert Jamison, Richard £. Sherwood. 

926 Antrim and Glenavy, Henry Shire, John W. A. 

MacWilliam (Glenavy). 

927 Ballymena, Thomas Forde. 

928 Dromore, William H. Quarry; James Black, Super- 

numerary. 

929 Ballynahinch, W. Reilly Starkey. 

930 Dundrum and Castlewellan, Charles Baskin. 

931 South Oerry Mission, John Elliott (Magherafelt). 

932 Downpatrick and Killyleigh, John W. Jones. 
Charles Inwood is left without pastoral charge at his own 

request, and has permission to reside in England. 

X. THE PORTADOWN DISTRICT. 

ALEXANDER FULLERTON, Chairman. 
JAMES T. AQNEW, Finanoial Secretary. 

933 Portadown, James T. Agnew, John Linahan, James 

Gibson. 

934 Cranagill, Gabriel M. Clarke. 



148 IRELAND. [1898. 

935 Newry, Frederick A. Trotter, Robert Dowling (Bffis- 

brook); John Gilcriest (a) (Warrenpoint)! John 
Nichol (Donoughmore), Supernumeraries. 

936 Dundalk, Robert Boyd, M.A. 

937 Charlemont, James Nixon (Moy), Beresford S. Lyons 

(Moy). 

938 Dungannon, Alexander FuUerton, Arthur I. Johnston, 

939 Cookstown, William Clarke. 

940 Armagh, Samuel T. Boyd, B.A., Charles S. Greaves 

(Richhill). 

941 Lurgan {High Street), James B. Templeton, James W. 

Parkhill. 

942 Lurgan {Queen Street), Richard Butler. 

943 Moira, Henry Kennedy, James P. Carter (Donacloney). 

944 Tandragee and Gilford, John Coulson (Gilford), 

Thomas Walmsley (Tandragee). 

945 Stewart St own, James Frazer. 

946 Banbridge, Richard Cole. 

William B. LeBert and William Lovett, Supernumeraries, 
have permission to reside in England. 



MISSIONARY APPOINTMENTS. 

Central Ireland Mission, William Harpur (Athlone), 

William T. Cairns (Athlone). 
MuUingar and Meath Mission, Robert M. Morrison, B.A. 
Clonmel, Thomas Moran (b). 
Abbeyleix, Martin Hynes, Herbert H, Cornish (Rath- 

downey). 
Kilkenny, William J. Clayton, Robert J. Elliott, B.A. 
Fermoy and Mallow, James C. Waugh. 
Kinsale, Thomas Rothwell. 



1898.] MISSIONARY APPOINTMENTS. 149 

Killamey and Killorglin, Alexander Abraham. 

Adare and Rathkeale, George W. Rea (Rathkeale), 

Arthur A. Crawford, B.A. (Adare). 
Ballinasloe, Henry J. Munton. 
Galway and Oughterard, Henry J. F. Ranson. 
Clifden and Connemara Mission, Joseph D. Ritchie. 
Clare Mission, William B. Merrick. 
Castlebar and Westport, Samuel Weir, William Ludlow 

(Westport). 
Mohill, John Carson. 
Ballymote, Charles A. Cronhelm, B.A. 
Springfield and Churchill, William R. Carson 

(Churchill), Daniel B. Hewitt (Springfield). 
Swanlinbar, James Lyons, Robert J. J. Teasey. 
Pettigo, Jones Whitla, Arthur J. Morton. 
Belturbet, William Conlin. 
Ballyjamesduff, Robert Maxwell. 
Bailieborough, Robert Knox. 
Castleblayney, James Wherry. 
Monaghan, Robert Orr. 
Limavady, Gabriel Coulter. 

Ballymoney and Ballycastle, Andrew M. Rutledge. 
Newto^vnstewart, James Dickson. 
Strabane, Hugh M'Gahie. 
Ardara, John Gilcriest (b). 
Moville and Innishowen, William Alford, William H. 

Massey (Culdaff). 
South Derry Mission, John Elliott (Magherafelt). 
Downpatrick and Killyleigh, John W. Jones. 
Ste^vartstown, James Frazer. 
Banbridge, Richard Cole. 



150 [1898* 



MISSIONS. 



I. EUROPE. 
ITALY. 

1. THE ROME DISTRICT. 

HBHRY J. PIQQOTT, BA.. 
Chairman of the District and Qeneral Superintendent, 

1 Rome, Henry J. Piggott, B. A.'; (Italian Soldiers' Church 

AND Mission), one wanted, Italian Minister. 

Cav. Ernesto Filippini, Ph.D., Italian Minister, 
resides in Rome without pastoral charge. 

Ferentino, an Agent under the direction of the Minister 

at Rome. 
Frosinoniy to be supplied from Rome. 

2 Spezia, Riccardo Davio, Italian Minister. 

3 Bologna, Giovanni Gualtieri, Italian Minister. 
Castelfranco, Imola, to be supplied from Bologna. 

4 Padua, Giacomo della Torre, Italian Minister. 
Vicenza, an Evangelist 

Rovigo and Bassano, to be supplied from Padua. 

5 Parma, Giacomo Roland, Italian Minister. 
Vicobellignano, Casalmaggiore, an Evangelist 
Mezzano Inferiore, two Evangelists. 
Ponteterra, an Evangelist 

6 Piacenza, Giovanni Cecchetti, Italian Minister. 
Cremona, an Evangelist 

Tortona, to be supplied from Piacenza. 

7 Milan, Alberigo Bossi, Italian Minister. 
Varese, to be supplied from lAWasi. 



1898.] JTALY. 151 

8 Intra, Giovanni Bonifazi, Italian Minister. 
Lruino, an Evangelist 

Laveno, Dumenza, to be supplied from Intra and 
Luino. 

9 Omegna, Gaspare Cavazzutti, Italian Minister. 
Domodossola, Montorfano, and Quama, to be sup- 
plied from Omegna. 

10 Genoa, Giuseppe Moreno, Italian Minister. 

Alberto Zamperini, Assistant Italian Minister, is 
permitted to labour amongst the Italians in the Canton 
Ticino, Switzerland, in connexion with the BMe 
Evangelization Committee. 



n: THE NAPLES AND SICILY DISTRICT. 

THOM/iB W. 8. J0NE8, 
Chairman of the Dftfn'ot and Qeneral Superintendent 

L THE NAPLES SECTION. 

11 Naples, Thomas W. S. Jones ; Michele di Pretoro, Italian 

Minister ; Ferdinando Reale, Italian Minister, Super- 

numeraty. 
Pozzuoli, an Agent 
Fuordigrotta, an Agent. 
Capri, one wanted. 
Castellammare di Stabia, an Agent 

12 Caserta and Santa Maria, Capua Vetere, Giacomo 

Manocchi, Italian Minister. 

13 Salerno and Avellino, Francesco Sciarelli, Italian 

Minister. 

14 Aquila and Solmona, Vincenzo Caressa, Italian 

Minister. 

15 Potenza, Antonio Minervini, Assistant Italian Minister. 
Rossano {Ionian Coast), one wanted. 

16 Cosenza, ah Agent 
Catanzaro, an Agent 



152 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [iM- 

II. THE SICILY SECTION. 

xy Palermo and Termini, Nicola Lettieriy Italian Minister; 

an Evangelist. 
i8 Marsala and Trapani, an Agent. 

19 Messina, Reggio, Giuseppe Musmeci, Italian Minister. 

20 Catania, Gaetano Zocco, M.D., 'Italian Minister. 

21 Syracuse, Giuseppe Capello, Assistant Italian Minister. 

NotOy an Agent 

« 

ITALIAN MISSION IN EGYPT. 
Alexandria, Giuseppe Grisafi, Assistant Italian Minister. 



SPAIN. 

22 Barcelona and the Balearic Isles, Franklyn George 
Smith (Barcelona). 
Palma de Mallorca, an Evangelist. 
PoUensa, Mallorca, Pedro Pons, Spanish Minister. 
Mahon, Minorca, Juan Castell, Spanish Minister. 



PORTUGAL. 

23 Oporto, Robert H. Moreton; Alfred Henry da Silva, 
Portuguese Minister. 



MEDITERRANEAN. 

24 Gibraltar, William H. Sarchet. 

25 Malta, Garrison and Naval Port, John Laverack, 

Owen Spencer Watkins (Nile Expedition), Edgar C. 
Barton. 
26 Egypt, WiJJiam Jackson (p) (Cai^oY - 



is^s] 153 



II. ASIA. 
CEYLON. 

I. THE COLOMBO DISTRICT. 

THOMkB MOSCROP, 
Chairman of the Diatricf and General Superiniendent 

27 Colombo, Central, Thomas Moscrop; James H. Na- 

thanielsz, Ceylon Minister. 
Wesley College, Henry Highfield, M.A., Principal. 

28 Colombo, North, Peter B. Pereira, Ceylon Minister. 
"Welisera, an Assistant. 

29 Colombo, South, Henry Long. 

30 Kollupitiya and Wella watte, Elias Paul Fonseka, 

Ceylon Minister; Hendrich Fernando, Ceylon 
Minister, Supernumerary. 
Dehi^vala, an Assistant. 

31 Angulana, John H. Abeyesekera, Ceylon Minister. 

32 Moratuwa Rawatawatta, Charles W. de Silva, Ceylon 

Minister. 
Egoda Uyana, an Agent. 

33 MoratumuUa, B. Anthony Mendis, Ceylon Minister. 

34 Panadura, Don Thomas de Silva, Ceylon Minister. 
Kehelwatte, an Agent. 

35 VS^adduwa, an Agent. 

36 Kessellenawa, an Agent. 

37 Kalutara, Joseph JPassmore; Charles Wickramasingha, 

Ceylon Minister ; a Catechist. 
Maggona, a Catechist. 

38 Alutgama, a Catechist 

39 Matugama, Don Thomas T. Wijisinghe, Ceylon Minister. 

N.B, — ^The Circuits from Panadura to Matugama 
are under the care of the Superintendent of the 
Kalutara Circuit 



1 54 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

THE TAMIL MISSION. 

40 Colombo (Jampettah Sinet), J. Shimmin Corlett, ^rho 

shall have pastoral charge of the Methodists among 
the Military in Colombo, and also of the Soldiers' 
and Sailors' Home ; John P. Parinbanayagar, Ceylon 
Minister, John Vytilingam Spencer, Assistant Ceylon 
Minister. 

Maradana, an Agent. 

Wellawatte Industrial Homei an Assistant. 

41 Galle Road, an Agent. 

42 Kalutara Tea Estates, an Agent 

N.B. — ^The Tamil Mission is under the care of the 
Superintendent of the Jampettah Street Circuit 

U. THE EANDY DISTRICT. 

WILLIAM H. RIQBY, 
Chairman of the District and General Superintendent, 

I. THE KANDY SECTION. 

43 Kandy, Ernest Alfred Prince ; M. Henry Pereira, Ceylon 

Minister. 

44 Laggala, an Agent. 

45 Alpitiya, a Catechist. 

N,B. — Laggala and Alpitiya are under the care of 
the Superintendent of the Kandy Circuit. 

46 Hatton, Herbert John Philpott; a Catechist. 

II. THE UVA MISSION. 

47 Haputale, William H. Rigby; an Agent (Weumada). 

48 BaduIIa, Thomas William Bray ; John S. de Silva, B.A., 

Ceylon Minister ; a Joyful News Evangelist (Lunu- 
gala). 

III. THE NEGOMBO SECTION. 

49 Negombo and Kurana, Arthur Triggs ; Philip Raymond 

Willenberg, Ceylon Minister ; an Assistant (Andiam- 

fiALAHf). 



1898.] CEYLON, 155 

50 Negombo, Extension Work, two Agents. 

51 Katana, Cornelius E. P.^Wijisinghe, Ceylon Minister ; an 

Agent (Dagonne). 
5a Seeduwa, David Fonseka, Ceylon Minister; an Assistant 
(Kotugoda)! 

53 Hinuangoda^ Don Peter G. Ferdinando, Ceylon Minister ; 

an Agent (Diyulapitiya), an Agent (Petiyagoda). 

N,B, — ^The Circuits from Negombo, Extension 
Work, to Minuangoda are under the care of the 
Superintendent of the Negombo and Kurana Circuit 

IV. TAMIL MISSION. 

54 Kurunagala, an Agent. 

III. THE GALLE DISTRICT. 

BOBEHT TEBB. 
Chairman of the Diatriot and Qeneraf Superintendent 

55 Galle (J^orf), Horatius Hartley ; James A. Spaar, Ceylon 

Minister. 

56 Galle (Richmond Hilt), James H. Darrell, M.A., Primcipal 

of Richmond College; Don David Pereira, Ceylon 
Minister ;1 a Catechist (Pitiwella). 

57 Ambalangoda, Henry de Silva Wickramaratna, Ceylon 

Minister. 

58 Metaremba, Oberis J. Gunasekera, Ceylon Minister. 

N,B.—The Circuits from Galle (Richmond Hill) to 
Metaremba are under the care of the Superintendent 
of the Galle (Fort) Circuit. 

59 Matara, Robert Tebb, Simon Thwaite; Amolis Nonis, 

Ceylon Minister, John de Silva (Dondra), Assistant 
Ceylon Minister. 

60 Weligama, Don H. Isaac Ferdinando, Ceylon Minister. 
6z Palolpitiya, John Andrew de Mell, Ceylon Minister. 
6a Godapitiya, an Assistant. 

MorawB Korle, an Agent 



IS6 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

63 Ranchagoda, S. Joronis Fernando, Assistant Ceytoa 

Minister. 

64 Matara Section Extension, Robert C. Oliver. 

65 Dikwella, Don Joseph Ferdinando, Ceylon Minister. 

66 Hakmana, a Catechist. 

67 Giruwa Pattua, S. Isaac de Silva (Kahawatta), Assistant 

Ceylon Minister. 

68 Walaw6, an Assistant 

69 Hambantota, to be visited from-Walaw6. 



IV. THE JAFFNA DISTRICT. 

QEORQE (/. TRIMMER. 
Chairman of the Diatriot and General Superintendent 

70 Jaffna (Peffah), George J. Trimmer; James V. Benjamini 

Ceylon Minister; a Catechist. 
Central College, W. Towers Garrett, B.A. 

71 Jaffna {Vannarponnat), Daniel P. Niles, Ceylon Minister; 

a Catechist. 

72 Puttoor, Joseph Benjamin, Ceylon Minister. 

73 Achchelu, a Catechist. 

74 Manaar, Joseph Beebee, Ceylon Minister. 

75 Manaar ( West) {Native Home Mission), two Catechists. 

N.B. — The Circuits from Jaffna (Vannarponnai) to 
Manaar (West) are under the care of the Superin- 
tendent of the Jaffna (Pettah) Circuit 

76 Point Pedro, George B. Robson; William M. Walton, 

Ceylon Minister. 

77 Ploly, Edward S. Solomon, Ceylon Minister. 

78 Kaddavelly, Daniel V. Thamotheram, Ceylon Minister. 

79 Vathery (Home Mission), a Catechist 

N.B. — ^The Circuits from Jaffna (Vannarponnai) to - 
Vathery are under the care of the Superintendent of 
the Jaffna (Pettah) Circuit 



1898.] CEYLON. 157 

80 Trincomalee (South), Sheldon Knapp; Samuel Niles, 

Ceylon Minister. 
8z Trincomalee (Norih), John C. Fletcher, Ceylon Minister. 
8a Tamblagam and Kanthalai, a Catechist 

83 Muthur, a Catechist. 

84 Mihintale, to be visited. 

N.B, — The Circuits from Trincomalee (North) to 
Mihintale are under the care of the Superintendent of 
the Trincomalee (South) Circuit. 

85 Batticaloa {PuUyanHvue\ Arthur £. Restarick, B.A. ; 

one wanted, Educational Department; James T. 
Appapillai, Ceylon Minister; Robert A. Barnes, 
Ceylon Minister, Supernumerary. 

86 Kokkuvil {Native Home Mission), a Catechist. 

87 Sittandy, to be visited from Eraur. 

88 Eraur, Edward S. Adams, Ceylon Minister, who also has 

charge of Sittandy Circuit and the Veddah Mission. 

89 Veddah Mission, a Catechist. 

90 Amirthagelly, a Catechist. 

91 Manch^ntuduvay, Robert N. Sethukavalar, M.A., 

■ Ceylon Minister. 

92 Muthalaikudah, a Catechist. 

93 Kaluthavelly, Paul Ahamparam, Ceylon Minister. 

N.B, — ^The Circuits from Kokkuvil to Kaluthavelly 
are under the care of the Superintendent of the 
Batticaloa (Puliyantivue) Circuit. 

94 Kalmunai, Gabriel Leese ; James M. Osborn, who 
also has charge of the Karativue Circuit, Christian 
Parinbanayagar, Ceylon Ministers. 

9$ Karativue, a Catechist. 

96 Nadukadu {Native Home Mission), a Catechist 

97 Kallar, a Catechist 

98 Karrunkoddative, Charles S. Casinader, Ceylon 

Minister, who also has charge of the Tirukoil Circuit 



IS8 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

99 Tirukoil, a Gitechist 

N.B. — I. The Circuits from Karativue to Tinikoil 
are under the care of the Superintendent of the 
Kalmunai Circuit 

2. Joseph West and Edwin M. Weaver have 
permission to visit England. 

3. John P. Parinbanayagar, Ceylon Minister, is 
appointed temporarily to the Tamil Work, Western 
Province. 

INDIA. 

I. THE MADRAS DISTRICT. 

JAME8 COOLING, BJ., 
Chairman of the Di'sMot and Oenera/ Superintendent 

ZOO Madras South {Rcyapeitah), Herbert Waldron ; Charles 
W. Ambalav^nar, Indian Minister ; an Evangelist. 

N.B, — Madras South is under the superintendence 
of the Chairman of the District. 

Royapettah College, James Cooling, B.'A., Principal ; 

Charles Pollard, B.A., Vice-Principal; Devad^en 

David, B.A., Assistant Indian Minister. 
United Christian College, Frederick W. Kellett, M.A. 
Work among Educated Hindus, A. Oswald Brown. 
South India Tamil Training Institution, Charles 

H. Monahan, B.A. 
loi Madras North {Biacktoztm), Ralph E. Grieves; R. 

Theophilus Sundaravelu, Indian Minister; an 

Evangelist. 
Chulai, Paul Pumalei, Indian Minister. 
Perambur, an Evangelist. 
Pural, an Evangelist. 
Tulukkan Chattram, an Agent. 
Kommaniir, an Agent. 
zoa Madras {English), John Breeden. 



1898.] INDIA. 159 

Z03 St. Thomas' Mount, Thomas Little ; Abraham David, 
Indian Minister ; an Evangelist. 

Said&pett, an Evangelist. 
Z04 Teiyur, John Rungaswamy, Indian Minister; an Evan- 
gelist. 

Kom&ncheri, an Evangelist. 

Vardarajapuram, an Evangelist 

Erumaiyur, an Agent. 

Vandalur, an Agent. 
Z05 Poonamallee, an Evangelist. 

Virughambaukam, a European Lay Agent; an Evan- 
gelist 

Pettei, an Agent 

Kunnatiir, an Evangelist. 

Nandambaukam, an Agent 

Palanjur, an Agent. 

Paravatharajapuram, an Agent 

N.B, — Poonamallee is under the care of the Super- 
intendent of the St. Thomas' Mount Circuit 
Z06 Madurantakam, Albert C. Clayton; Theophilus Su- 
br&hmanyam, Assistant Indian Minister; an Evan- 
gelist. 

Karunguli, an Evangelist 

Mattur, an Agent. 

Andavaukam, an Agent. 

Tachur, an Agent. 

Uttiramallur, an Evangelist. 

Salavaukam, an Agent 

Meiyur, an Evangelist 

Kinar, an Evangelist. 

Buthiir, an Agent. 
107 Tiruvallur, William Goudie, Harwood W. Raw ; Aseerva- 
tham Arumeinayagam, Assistant Indian Minister. 

Ikkadu, an Evangelist. 

Kandigei, an Agent. 

Pullarambaukum, an Evangelist. 



i6o FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

Arumbaukam, an Agent 
Othikkadu, an Evangelist. 
Sittambaukum, an Evangelist. 
Melanur, an Agent. 
Korakantandalam, an Agent. 
Damareibaukam, an Agent. 
Tinnann^r, an Agent 
Nemaleicheri, an Evangelist. 
Torur, an Agent 
Tirutani, an Evangelist 
Iruppur, an Evangelist 
Sivadi, an Agent 
Ndgardjkuppam, an Evangelist 
Mukkarambaukum, an Evangelist. 
Aneivaram, an Agent 
Kannigaip6r, an Agent 
Satthiavedu, two Agents. 
Nemalur, an Agent 
Mathurbaukum, an Evangelist 
Davikuppam, an Evangelist 



II. THE NEGAPATAM AND TRIOHINOFOLY 

DISTRICT. 

WILLIAM H, FINDLAY, M.A., 
Chairman of the District and General Superintendent 

108 Negapatam {Tamil), A. Aubrey Thomas, B.A. ; Rayana 

Aseervathanii Indian Minister; an Evangelist; a 

Reader. 
Nagore, two Evangelists. 
Sikkil, an Evangelist 
Shujalt, an Evangelist to be sent. 

109 Negapatam (English), Alfred Smith. 
no Tiruvalur, an Evangelist 

Nannilam, an Evangelist; a Reader. 
Tritrapdndi, an Evangelist, 



1893.] INDIA. l6z 

N.B. — ^The Negapatam (English) and Tiruvalur 
Circuits are under the care of the Superintendent of 
Negapatam (Tamil). 

zzz Manargudi, Henry Hudson, M.R.C.S.; L.R.C.P., Medical 
Work] Henry T. Lazenby, Austin H. Davey {Mandr- 
gudi College) ; Jesudasen A. Samuel| Indian Minister ; 
an Evangelist; George Hobday, Indian Ministeri 
Supemufneraty, 

Appersampet, an Evangelist. 
Okkur, an Agent. 
Ayampet, an Evangelist. 

ZZ2 Melnattam, A. Vethakkan Isaac, Assistant Indian 
Minister ; an Evangelist. 
Pangian&du, an Evangelist 

N,B» — The Melnattam Circuit is under the care of 
Henry T. Lazenby. 

113 Trichinopoly (^amofr), J. S. Wesley Shrewsbury, B. A., 
Theological Institution ; H. Guard Price, B. A. ; Solo- 
mon David, Indian Minister. 

Alithorei, an Evangelist. 

Porathakiidi, an Evangelist. 

Magilambadi, an Evangelist 

Kapp&layam, an Evangelist 

K6ppa9 an Evangelist 
1x4 Karur, William H. Findlay, M.A., Edwin Woodward; 
A. Wesley Samuel, Indian Minister ; an Evangelist ; 
a European Lay Agent (Industrial School), 

Andankoil, an Evangelist. 

Janaplritti, a Reader. 

NerClr, an Evangelist. 

Vangal, a Reader. 

Uppidamangalam, a Reader. 

Aravakurchi, an Evangelist. 

Muthugoundanpalyam, a Reader. 

Kingyam, an Evangelist 

6 



i62 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

Z15 Dar&puram, John Ponnuswamy, Indian Minister; a 
Reader. 
Nanjampalayam, a Reader. 
Kolingivadi, a Reader. 
Mdlandr, an Evangelist. 
Alangayam, an Evangelist wanted. 

N,B, — I. The Dar^puram Circuit is under the care 
of Edwin Woodward. 

2. Ebenezer Webster, M.A., is visiting England. 

III. THE HYDERABAD DISTRICT. 

BENJAMIN PRATT, 
Chairman of the Diafriof and Qeneral Supen'nfencfent 

116 Hyderabad (Chudderghauf), Allada Samuel Dhamiiah, 

Indian Minister; an Evangelist. 

117 Secunderabad (Telugu), Benjamin Pratt, W. Hunt 

Soper; Nellore David, Indian Minister; an Evan- 
gelist. 

118 Secunderabad {Aler Section), Frederick Lamb. 
Yemalgala, Billa Enoch, Indian Minister. 
Malipurum, an Evangelist. 
Gothiparthi, a Reader. 

Pasthala, an Evangelist. 
Panikara, a Reader. 
Ravalpalli, an Evangelist. 
Korivipalli, a Reader. 
Goommadavalli, an Evangelist 
Elugapalli, an Evangelist. 

119 Secunderabad (Tamil), a Native Pastor. 
Trimulgherry, an Evangelist 

120 Secunderabad {Militaty Work), a Lay Agent. 
Bolarum, an Evangelist. 

121 Kurreem Nugguc, Charles Thomas Winters, G. Tinsley 

Peet ; an Evangslist 
Manakondur, Pasupalate Venkataswamy, Indian 
Minister. 



1898.] INDIA. 163 

Kothapalli, an Evangelist. 

Gallipalli, an Evangelist ; a Reader. 

Antedapula, an Evangelist. 

Kallepalli, a Reader. 

Gannawarum, a Reader. 

Sangyam, a Reader. 

Nosatlapur, a Reader. 

Manyampalli, a Reader. 

Kottagattu, an Evangelist. 

Edlapur, a Reader. 

Baitikall, an Evangelist. 

Illasagarum, an Evangelist. 

Nemalikonda, John Daniel Subbiah, Assistant Indian 

Minister ; an Evangelist. 
Malliala, a Reader. 
Arenakonda, an Evangelist. 
Soppadandi, a Reader. 
Sircilla, an Evangelist. 
Rudrarum, a Reader. 

122 Siddipett, Benjamin P. Wesley, Indian Minister. 
Tornala, an Evangelist. 

Dumpalapalli, an Evangelist. 
Gudikondala, an Evangelist 
Narayanrowpeti, an Evangelist. 
Peddugundavalli, an Evangelist. 

123 Medak, Charles W. Posnett; George H. Kadari, Indian 

Minister. 
Burgapalli, an Evangelist. 
Ramayanpett, an Evangdist. 
Beebeepett, an Evangelist. • 
Rajumpett, an Evangelist. 
EUareddipalli, a Reader. 
Yeldoorty, a Colporteur. 
Railamaduga, an Agent. 
Wadi, an Evangelist. 
Sarjana, an Evangelist, 



i64 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

124 Kundi, JohnC. Knight Anstey; Batsu Raghaviah, Indian * 

Minister. 
Sultanpur, an Evangelist 
Nizampur, an Evangelist 
Mumulkapur, an Evangelist 
Kasavaram, an Evangelist 

IV. THE MYSORE DISTRICT. 

1/. ALFRED VANES, BJi^ 
Chairman of fhe District and Qeneral Superintendent 

125 Bangalore {Kanarese), J. Alfred Vanes, B.A., Theological 

Institution ; Edgar Wesley Thompson, M J^., Educa- 
tional Department ; Henry Premaka, Indian Minister. 

Closepet, an Evangelist 

Chennapatna, an Evangelist. 

Doddaballapur, an Evangelist. 

Nelamangala, a Reader. 

126 Bangalore {Tamil), Charles G. Craggs; Ebenezer 

Nathaniel, Indian Minister ; a Supernumerary Evan- 
gelist ; a Reader. 

Shulei, two Evangelists. 

Kolar Goldfields {Tamil), Samuel Nathaniel, Indian 

Minister ; an Evangelist ; a Reader. 

127 Bangalore {Efiglisk), Francis R. Wilson (EIast Parade 

AND MnJTARY Work), Robert Arthur Ellis (St. John's 
Hill), Fred Goodwill (Kolar Goldfields). 

Henry Haigh (Bangalore) is permitted to labour 
in connexion with the British and Foreign Bible 
Society. 

za8 Tumkur, David Arthur Rees; Andrew Philip, Indian 
Minister; three Evangelists. 

TyamagondalUy an Evangelist 

Hadgiii, an Evangelist 

Sim, an Evangelist 
zag Gubbi, W. Hubert Thorp, B.A. ; an Evangelist 

Knnigal and Nagamangala, an Evangelist 



1898.] INDIA, 165 

130 Mysore (City) ; W. West Holdsworth, M.A., Educational 

Department; E. Stanley Edwards, W. Herbert 
Spencer, Albert E. Nightingale; Theophilus Luke, 
Indian Minister ; three Evangelists. 

Seringapatam, an Evangelist. 

French Rocksi an Evangelist. 

Mandaya, an Evangelist. 

Hunsur, a Reader. 

Nanjangud, an Evangelist. 

Chamrajnagar, an Evangelist. 

131 Hassan, Ernest W. Redfern; John Mark, Indian Minister; 

an Evangelist 
Hole Narsipur, an Evangelist. 
Chanrayapatna, an Evangelist. 
Belur, an Evangelist. 
Arsikere, an Evangelist. 
Tiptur, an Evangelist. 
Banawar, an Evangelist. 

132 Chikmagalur, Wilfred B. Trewhella ; an Evangelist 

133 Shimoga, Alfred Dumbarton ; two Evangelists. 
Tarikere, an Evangelist (Satyapura) ; a Reader. 
Birur, an Evangelist 

Honali, an Evangelist. 
Shikaripura, an Evangelist. 
Sagara, a Reader. 

134 Davangere, a European Evangelist ; an Evangelist. 
Harihara, a Reader. 

Chitaldrug, an Evangelist. 

135 Ootacamund, Abraham C. David, Assistant Indian 

Minister. 

136 Wellington, a Supernumerary Minister wanted, to have 

pastoral care of the Wesleyan soldiers. 

N,B. — I. Bangalore (Tamil), Davangere, Ootaca- 
mund, and Wellington are under the care of the 
Superintendent of the Ban&;alore (Kanarese) Circuit. 

2. Henry Gulliford has permission to visit England. 



1 66 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS, [1898. 

V. THE OALCXTTTA DISTRICT: 

JOHN MILTON BROWN, 
Chairman of fh$ DisMot and Genera/ Superintendent 

John M. Brown, Calcutta. 

137 Calcutta (English) (Sudder Streei), William H. Hart 

138 Calcutta {Bengali) (ra/ltoto), George W. Olver; Prem 

Chand Nath, Bengali Minister ; an Evangelist 

139 Chitpur, Nipal Chandra Biswas, Bengali Minister. 

A^.5.— George W. Olver shall have charge of all 
the Bengali and Hindustani work in the city. 
Z40 Dum Dum, W. Arthur Chettle, B.A. ; Dwarka Nath 
Dass, Bengali Minister ; a Catechist 

141 Muragatcha, a Catechist 

142 Sason, a Catechist ; an Evangelist 

N.B, — Muragatcha and Sason are under the Super- 
intendent of Dum Dum. 

143 Barrackpur (English), Thomas J. McClelland. 

144 Barrackpur (Bengali), an Evangelist. 

145 Naihati, a Catechist 
Nawabganj, a Catechist 
Nilganj, a Catechist 

N,B, — I. Barrackpur (Bengali), Naihati, Nawabganj, 
and Nilganj kre under the care of the Superintendent 
of the Barrackpur (English) Circuit 

2. The Ministers of the Calcutta, Dum Dum, and 
Barrackpur Circuits will interchange according to the 
Circuit plan. 

146 Raniganj, Henry M. Bleby, M.A. ; Ashu Tosh Bannerji, 

Bengali Minister ; four Catechist3. 

147 Madhupur, Prana Kumar Buxi, Bengali Minister; two 

Evangelists. 

148 Gangajalghati, an Evangelist 

N^. — Madhupur and Gangajalghati are under the 
care of the Superintendent of the Raniganj Circuit 



1898.] INDIA, 167 

Z49 Bankura, James Walker Duthie, Henry A. Hurd Barleys- 
Chandra Kumar Sircar, Bengali Minister ; two Cate- 
chists. 

150 Onda, two Catechists. 

151 Sunamukhi, a Catechist. 

152 Bishenpur, Ashu Tos Das, Assistant Bengali Minister. 
Jalneja, a Catechist. 

153 Santal Mission, George Ernest Woodford ; a Catechist ; 

an Evangelist. 

N,B, — I. Onda, Sunamukhi, Bishenpur, Jalneja, 
and the Santal Mission are under the care of the 
Superintendent of the Bankura Circuit. 

2. F. W. Ambery Smith is visiting England. 

VI. THE LUCENOW AND BENARES DISTRICT. 

JOHN MILTON BROWN, 
Chairman of the Diatricf and General Superintendent 

I. OUDH SECTION, 

154 Lucknow {English), W. Dyson Frater ; an Evangelist 

N.B, — The native work in the cantonment shall 
be under the charge of the Superintendent of the 
Circuit. 

155 Jh&nsi, Charles P. Cape. 
Naugong, to be visited from Jhdnsi. 

156 Lucknow {Hindustani)^ Arthur W. Newboult, Training 

Institution; Geoige Peter, Hindustani Minister; an 

Evangelist 
Amethi, two Evangelists. 
Haidargeirh, to be visitefd. 
Ram Snehi Ghat, to be visited. 
Sidhaur, to be visited. 
Nigram, to be visited. 

157 Bareilly and Ranikhet, Samuel H. Kearsey. 

158 Pyzabad, Joseph A. Elliott, Arthur T. Cape; two 

Evangelists. 



1 68 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

Ooshainganj, to be visited. . 
Akbarpur, an Evangelist 
Rudauli, two Evangelists. | 

Darshannagar, an Evangelist 
159 Benares, Stephen H. Gregory ; James Paul, Hindustani 
Minister ; two Evangelists. 
Shahganj, an Evangelist 



II. BOMBAY SECTION. 

160 Jabalpur, Ephraim Mortimer, Walter Seed ; three Evan 

gelists. 
Barg^, to be visited. 
Gangai, to be visited. 
Sangor and Panchmari, to be visited from Jabalpur. 

161 Boifibay (English), George C. Walker, B.A.; one 

urgently requested; a Lay Agent 
DeolMi and Igatpura, a Lay Agent 
Ahmedabad, Deesa, Mount Abu, and Khan- 

dalla, to be visited. 
Bombay (Marathi), Samuel Rahator, Marathi Minister. 

162 Poona-Kirki, Joseph Reed. 

Satara and Purandhur, to be visited. 

163 Mhow, a Lay Agent 
Neemuch, to be visited. 



III. PUNJAB SECTION. 

164 Umballa, Oliver W. E. Grant, Military Work. 

Hill Stations of the Sirhind District, to be visited. 
JuIIunder, a Lay Agent 
Mian Mir, one wanted. 

165 Rav^al Pindi, John Findlater. 

Murrea Hills, The Gullies and Campbellpur, tc 
be visited. 
x66 Pesha wur, A. Ernest KaoU. 



1898.] CHINA, 169 

Nowshera, Cherat, and Attock, to be visited. 

N,B, — I. Joseph H. Bateson is permitted to act as 
Secretary of the Army Temperance Association. 
2. Enoch Jeffries is visiting Ei^gland. 

VII. THE BURMA DISTRICT. 

ARTHUR H. BE8TALL, 
Chairman of fhe DiaMct and General Superintendent 

167 Mandalay, Arthur H. Bestall, Alfred Woodward, 

Thomas G. Phillips, Elducational Department ; Covis 
Andrew de Silva, Sinhalese Minister. 

168 Kyauksd, a Catechist. 

169 PakokkUy Thomas W. Thomas. 

170 Honywa, William Sherratt. 



CHINA. 

I. THE CANTON DISTRICT. 

CHARLES BONE, 
Chairman of fhe District and Qeneral Superintendent. 

iji Canton (Natwe), a Native Pastor. 

172 Canton Mission, Charles Bone ; two Catechists. 

173 Canton Theological Institution and Schools, 

Chau-a-Hok, Chinese Minister, Supernumerary, 
Heung Shan Mission, two Catechists. 

174 Fatshan {Native), a hired Local Preacher. 

175 Fatshan Mission and Hospital, and Wuchow^ 

Mission, Roderick J. J. Macdonald, M.D. ; a Medical 
Missionary wanted ; a European Lay Medical Agent ; 
two Catechists. 

176 San Ui Circuit and Mission, a Native Pastor; five 

Catechists. 

177 Shiu Kwan, and four other preaching places, a Native 

Pastor; three Catechists, 



17© FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

178 Mong-fu-Kong, and three other preaching places, a 

Native Pastor ; two Catechists. 

179 Yiog Tak, and four other preaching places, a Native 

Pastor ; two Catechists. 
z8o North River Hakka Mission, Samuel G. Tope, Edgar 
Dewstoe, one wanted ; six Catechists. 
Wu Chau, one wanted. 
z8z Hong Kong (Garrison and Naval Port), V^lliam Musson. 

182 Hong Kong (Native), a Catechist; Leong On Tong, 

Chinese Minister, Supernumerary, ' 

N.B. — I. William Bridie has permission to visit 
England. 

2. The Heung Shan Mission is under the direction 
of Samuel G. Tope. 

3. San Ui Mission is under the direction of 
Roderick J. J. Macdonald, M.D. 

4. The Hong Kong Native Church shall be under 
the direction of the Chairman of the District. 

5. The Hong Kong Vernacular Schools are under 
the direction of William Musson. 

6. All letters for the Canton District (Hong Kong 
excepted) are to be addressed " Canton, China." 

II. THE WUCHANG DISTRICT. 

THOMAS E. NORTH, B.A., 
Aoiing Chairman of the Dietrict and General Superintendent 

183 Wuchang, Thomas £. North, B.A. ; Chu Sao Ngan, 

Chinese Minister ; a Native Preacher. 
Wuchang High School, Ernest F. Gedye, M.A. 
Z84 Hankow, Gilbert G. Warren, Ernest F. P. Scholes; 
a Joyful News Evangelist; a Lay Missionary; a 
Native Preacher; Medical Department, Sydney 
Rupert Hodge, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., one wanted; 
a Lay Missionary. 
Hanchuan, George L. PuUan ; two Native Preachers. 
Hanyang, W. Arthur Cott^ab^. 



1898.] SOUTH-CENTRAL AFRICA. 171 

185 Tehngan, one wanted; two Lay Missionaries ; a Joyfid 
News Evangelist. 
Medical Department, a^Lay Medical Missionary. 
z86 Kuangchiy Joseph Kimber Hill ; a Native Preacher. 
187 Wusueh, Charles W. Allan, who shall act under the 
direction of William H. Watson ; a Native Preacher. 
Tay69 George A. Clayton, who shall act under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District, Henry B. 
Sutton ; a Native Preacher. 
z88 District Mission : 

Nganluh Section, two Lay Missionaries; b. Joyful News 

Evangelist. 
Ch'ungyang Section, William H. Watson, one wanted. 
Hunan Mission, under the direction of Gilbert G. 
Warren ; two wanted. 

NB. — I. The Tehngan Circuit is under the super- 
intendence of Gilbert G. Warren. 

2. The Nganluh Section of the District Mission is 
under the superintendence of the Director of the 
Central China Lay Mission. 

3. Thomas Bramfitt is visiting England. 

4. All letters for the Wuchang District should be 
addressed " Wesleyan Mission, Hankow, China." 



III. AFRICA. 
SOUTH-CENTRAL AFRICA. 

I. TRANSVAAL AND SWAZILAND DISTRICT. 

QEOnQE WEAVIND, 
Chairman of the Distn'ot and General SupeHnUndent 

L THE CENTRAL SECTION. 

189 Pretoria {Kilnerton Training Institufian), George 
Weavind, Sydney J. Baker, J. Martindale Peart ; a 
Native Agent 



. 1 

172 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

I go Pretoria {Kilnerton, Native) f John Klassen, Assistant 

African Minister ; a Native Agent, 
igz Pretoria {English\ J. Scholefield Morris. 

192 Pretoria {Native)^ Philip Mushi, Assistant African 

Minister ; two Native Agents. 

193 Middleburg {English), Ebenezer H. Morgan. 

N.B. — Kilnerton (Native) Pretoria (Native), and 
Middleburg (English) are under the superintendence 
of the Chairman of the District. 
X94 Johannesburg (Centra/), William Hudson (Johannes- 
burg), Thomas H. Wainman (Fordsburg), William 
Frost (Johannesburg). 

N,B. — ^A minister of Johannesburg (Central) shall 
give one Sunday in each quarter to the East Rand 
Circuit and one to the West Rand Circuit. 

195 Johannesburg {East Rand), Henry W. Goodwin 

(Jeppestown), Walter T. Goodwin (Vlakfontein), 
Ernest Titcomb (Boksburg). 

196 Johannesburg {West Rand), M. Ferdinand Crewdson 

(Clifton), Edwin Bottrill (Krugersdorp), John H. 
Nield (Roodepoort). 
zgy Witwatersrand Goldfields {Native Mission), George 
Lowe (Johannesburg), William Eacott . (Johannes- 
burg) ; Michael Bowen (Location), Elias D. Kumalo 
(Johannesburg), Assistant African Ministers ; a 
Native Evangelist ; three Native Agents. 

Krugersdorp, Stephen Gqosho, Assistant African Minis- 
ter j a Native Evangelist ; a Native Agent. 

Roodeport, a Native Evangelist. 

Vaal River, John A. Matlapeng, Assistant African 
Minister ; a Native Evangelist ; three Native Agents. 

Germiston, a Native Evangelist; a Native Evangelist 
wanted. 

Yukskei River, a Native Evangelist; two Native 
Agents. 



898.] SOUTH-CENTRAL AFRICA. 173 

Johannesburg {Dtitch), an Agent wanted. 

N.B, — The above are under the superintendence 
of George Lowe. 

[98 Heidelberg {English), Robert F. Appelbe, James G. 

Davies (Nigel). 
[99 Heidelberg {Native), a Native Evangelist ; a Native 

Evangelist wanted (Standerton). 
200 Waterberg Mission, George RoUand (Olverton). 
Olverton, a Native Agent. 
Makapanstady Johannes Mphatlela, Assistant African 

Minister ; three Native Agents. 
Kollerfontein, a Native Evangelist ; two Native Agents. 
Hartingsburg, a Native Agent. 

N,B, — ^The Waterberg Mission is under the super- 
intendence of the Chairman of the District. 

II. THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SECTION. 

!0i Zoutpansberg {Good Hope), Thomas F. Watson, 
one to be sent ; Jeremiah Tebane, Assistant African 
, Minister; a Native Agent wanted. 
Zebedele's Tribe, a Native Evangelist. 
'Mphatlela's Tribe, Malakia Ramushu, Assistant 

African Minister ; a Native Agent. 
Mathabatha*s Tribe, a Native Evangelist. 
Marachene's Tribe, a Native Evangelist. 
Secocoeni's Country : 
Maritzali and Maasha, a Native Evangelist; a 

Native Agent. 
Masimole, a Native Evangelist. 
Blueberg, three Native Evangelists ; a Native Agent. 

02 Pietersburg {English), James Chamberlain. 

03 Pietersburg {Native), a Native Evangelist wanted. 

N.B. — ^The above are under the superintendence 
of Thomas F. Watson. 

04 Pilgrim's Rest GoJdfieJds, to be visited. 



174 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

Lydenburg (English), to be visited. 

205 Barberton {Goldfields, English), Samuel H. Hardy. 

206 Barberton (Native), sl Native Agent. 

207 Swaziland Mission, George H. Eva (Ermelo). 

208 Mahamba, Daniel 'Msimang, African Minister; a Native 

Agent. 
Queen's Kraal, a Native Evangelist 
2og Emakosini, Joel 'Msimang, Assistant African Minister ; 
five Native Agents. 
Amsterdam, to be visited. 
Kmielo (Native), two Native Evangelists. 

N.B, — ^The above are under the superintendence 
of George H. Eva. 
210 Delagoa Bay, Robert Mashaba, Assistant African 
Minister ; a Native Evangelist ; three Native Agents. 

N.B. — Delagoa Bay is under the superintendence 
of the Chairman of the District. 

III. THE SOUTH-WESTERN SECTION. 
2ZZ Potchefstroom (English), Edward Dunstan. 
2X2 Potchefstroom (Native), Charles W. Mowson ; Samuel 
Olifant, Assistant African Minister ; a Native Evan- 
gelist ; a Native Agent. 
Matlabastad, a Native Evangelist ; a Native Agent 
Plaateberg, a Native Agent. 
Ventcrsdorp (English), to be visited. 
Ventersdorp (Native), a Native Evangelist. 
Uitkyk (Native), sl Native Evangelist wanted; a Native 

Agent. 
Magaliesberg, Malakia Ruoele, Assistant African Minis- 
ter ; a Native Agent ; two Native Agents wanted. 

N,B. — ^The above are under the superintendence of 
Charles W. Mowson. 
2x3 Klerksdorp (English), Walton Baylis Milward. 
2x4 Klerksdorp (Native), Henry 'Ntsiko, Assistant African 
Minister ; a Native Agent 



1898.] SOUTH-CENTRAL AFRICA. 175 

2x5 Bloemhof {English) to be visited. 

216 Bloemhof {Native), to be visited. 

N.B. — ^The above are under the superintendence of 
Walton B. Milward. 

IV. THE BRITISH BECHUANALAND SECTION. 

217 Mafeking {Native), Frederick J. Briscoe; two Native 

Evangelists ; two Native Agents. 
Maritsaniy a Native Agent. 
LrOtlokaniy a Native Agent wanted. 
Polfontein, a Native Agent. 

218 Mafeking {English), Robert Littler Rogers. 

219 Vryburg {English), to be visited. 

220 Vryburg {Native), a Native Agent. 

N,B. — I. The British Bechuanaland Section is 
under the superintendence of Frederick J. Briscoe. 

2. Letters for the Waterberg Mission to be ad- 
dressed to Vaalboschfontein, Waterberg. 

II. THE MASHONALAND AND RHODESIA 

DISTRICT. 

ALFRED S. SHARP, 
Chairman of the Diatrht and Qeneral Superintendent 

I. THE MASHONALAND SECTION. 

221 Salisbury {English), Joseph G. Aldridge. 
Salisbury {Native), H. Oswald Brigg; a Native 

Evangelist. 

222 Hartleyton {Native), John White ; a Native Evangelist. 
Lo Magondi's {Native), a Native Agent 

223 Epworth {Native), Josias Ramushu, Assistant African 

Minister. 
Nungubo {Native), a Native Evangelist. 
Gambisa {Native), two Native Evangelists; a Native 

Agent. 

224 Umtali (English), Avon Walton. 
Umtali {Native), a Native Evangelist. 



1/6 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

II. THE MATABELELAND SECTION. 

225 Bulawayo {English), Alfred S. Sharp, William G. 

MitcheU. 
Bulawayo {Native^ a Native Evangelist 

226 Majila {Native), John William Stanlake; a Native 

Evangelist; two Native Agents. 



WESTERN AFRICA. 

I. THE SIERRA LEONE AND GAMBIA 

DISTRICT. 

W/LUAM H. MAUDE, 
Chairman of the Diafriot and General Superinfendent 

I. THE SIERRA LEONE SECTION. 

William H. Maude, Freetown. 

Charles R. Johnson (Freetown) is permitted to 
labour in connexion with the British and Foreign 
Bible Society. 

227 Freetown {Zion), Joseph C. Thomas, African Minister, 

who also has pastoral charge of Methodists in the 
Army; Moses E. Garber, Joseph Shoneyeh Wright, 
Assistant African Ministers. 

228 Freetown {JVesky), Charles Marke, African Minister; 

Theophilus A. Faux, Assistant African Minister; 
a Catechist. 

229 Freetown {Ebenez§r)f Emmence G. Granville-Sutton, 

African Minister; James H. Pratt, B.A., Assistant 

African Minister ; a Catechist. 
Theological Institution, one to be sent. 
High School and Training Institution, J. Claudius 

May, African Minister, Principal ; William G. Nicol, 

B.A., Assistant African Minister. 

230 Wellington, Theophilus A. Smith, African Minister; 

a Catechist. 



1898.] WESTERN AFRICA. 177 

23Z Hastings, D. Boyle Roach, Assistant African Minister. 
N,B. — Hastings is under the direction of the Super- 
intendent of the Wellington Circuit. 

232 Waterloo, William C. Lawrence, Assistant African 

Minister ; an Agent. 

N.B, — Waterloo is under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District. 

233 York, Johannes L. Davies, African Minister ; a Catechist 

234 Wilberforce, Moses W. Randall, African Minister; a 

Catechist (Gk>ODERicH). 

235 Sherbro' Mission : 

Bonthe, Michael C. French, African Minister; a 

Catechist. 
Mo Moseley, an Agent. 
York Island, an Agent. 
Bandajumah, a Catechist. 
Morfuay, an Agent. 
Yeileh, an Agent. 
Bompeh, an Agent. 
Imperrah, one wanted. 

236 Lrimbah Mission : 

Fouricarriah, Peter Philip Hazeley, African Minister ; 

a Catechist. 
Kateri, Philip Johnson, Assistant African Minister. 
Kambia, a Catechist. 
Bullom, to be supplied. 

237 Timanee Mission : 

Songo Town, William B. Marke, African Minister, 
Mabang, a Catechist. 
Massankah, a Catechist. 

N,B, — ^The Timanee Mission is under the direction 
of the Chairman of the District. 

II. THE GAMBIA SECTION. 

238 Bathurst, Ralph Herbert Williams; Festus Horatio 

Johnson, African Minister; a Catechist. 



178 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1S98. 

239 McCarthy's Island Mission, one to be sent 

Kommbo Mission, James W. King^ African Minister, 
St^emumerury. 



n. THE GOLD COAST DI8TBIOT. 

HEMRY J. EUI8, 
Chairman of the Distnet and Qeneral SupeHntendsnt 

Henry J. Ellis, Caps Coast. 

240 Cape Coast, David Hinchdiff, Educational Department; 
Andrew W. Parker, Ebenezer A. Sackey, African 
Ministers ; Thomas Marshall (Interior Mission), 
Assistant African Minister; James A. Solomon, 
African Minister, Supemumerury. 

24Z Aburah, Henry Anaman, African Mim'ster. 

242 Elmina, John O. Hammond, African Minister. 

243 Chama, William S. Forson, Assistant African Minister. 

N,B. — This Circuit is under the direction of the 
Superintendent of Elmina. 

244 Anamabu, Robert M. Acquaah, African Minister. 

245 Abasa, Francis J. Nelson, Assistant African Minister. 

N.B, — ^This Circuit is under the direction of the 
Superintendent of Anamabu. 

246 Salt Pond, Jacob B. Anaman, African Minister. 

247 Arkrah, Abraham E. Brew, Assistant African Minister. 

N,B, — ^This Circuit is under the direction of the 
Superintendent of Salt Pond. 

248 Winnebah, Ibinijah H. Hayford, African Minister. 

249 Appam, John A. Quayson, Assistant African Minister. 

N£. — ^This Circuit is under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District 

250 Accra, George Glandfield; James R. Addo, Assistant 

African Minister; John Plange, African Minister, 
Supemumeraty. 



1898.] WESTERN AFRICA. 179 

251 Volta Mission 9 Ernest Bruce, African Minister. 

252 Aburiy John Samuel EUenberger; Joseph A. Markin, 

Assistant African Minister. ' 

253 Dix Cove, James B. Graham, Assistant African Minister. 

N.B, — ^This Circuit is under the direction of the 
Superintendent of Axim. % 

254 Axim, James Reynolds, African Minister. 

255 Gold Mines Mission, Elias Butler, Assistant African 

Minister. s 

N.B, — ^The Gold Mines Mission is under the direc- 
tion of the Chairman of the District. 

256 Ashanti Mission, Thomas Morris (Kubiassi); Robert 

G. Jones (Bekwai), John B. Baiden (Kumassi), 
Assistant African Ministers. 



in. THE LAOOS DISTRICT. 

(/. DA W80N 8UTCUFFE, 
Chairman of the Diatricf and General Superintendent 

J. Dawson Sutcliffe, Lagos. 

257 Lagos (Olozvogbozvo), Frederick J. Martin, African 

Minister; James B. Thomas, African Minister, 

Supernumerary. 
Home Mission Stations : 
Yaba, an Agent. 
Oshodi, an Agent. 
Mofuluku, an Agent 

258 Lagos (Fa/t), James £. Wright, Samuel G. Williams, 

African Ministers. 
Home Mission Stations : 
Ebute Meta, an Agent 
Iru, Woronshoki, and Ogudu, to be visited. 

N,B. — ^The above Home Mission Stations are under 
the direction of the' Superintendents of the Lagos 
Circuits. 



1 



l8o FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

Educational Department^ Jacob H. Samad, African 
Minister, Principal of the High School ; Emmaaud 
T. Johnson, Assistant African Minister. 

259 Abeokuta, Eldwin Brownscombe (Ogbe) ; Simeon P. 

Johnson (Itesi), African Minister. 
, Osese and Orogbo, an Agent 
Sobo, an Agent 
Ore, an Agent 
Eruwa, to be visited. 

260 Porto Novo, Thomas J. Marshall, African Minister; 

Gabriel O. Henry, Assistant African Minister. 
Dowa, an Agent 
Ketonu, an Agent 

Tohou, William B. George, African Minister. 
Owo, an Agent. 
Gboku, an Agent 

Zinvie, Mufo, Ajilete, and Dogo, to be visited. 
a6i Klein Popo, Karl Ulrich, German Minister; William 

B. Euba, African Minister. 
Agond, James B. L. Lawson, African Minister. 
Grand Popo, W. A. Chrysostom Johnson, Assistant 

African Minister. 
Griji, an Agent 
Porto Seguro, an Agent 
Whydah, an Agent 

INTERIOR MISSION. 

262 Yoruba Interior Section : 

Oyo, Oliver J. Griffin. 

Ibadan, Amos N. Cole, African Minister. 

Ogbomoso, Hezekiah Atundaolu, African Minister. 

Isehin, an Agent 

Fiditi, an Agent. 

263 Ijebu Section : 

Shagamu, John Boswell Lowther. 



.] AMERICA. l8l 

Ikorodu, 2i Joyful News Evangelist wanted; an Agent. 

Iperu, a Joyful News Evangelist wanted ; an Agent. 

Ode, Aaron £. Franklin, African Minister. 

Isara, an Agent 

Ago, an Agent 

Gbogbo, an Agent. 

Ogere, to be visited. 



IV. AMERICA. 

I. THE HONDURAS DISTRICT. 

EBENEZER J. M. THOMAS, 
Chairman of the District and Qenerat Superintendent, 

Belize, Ebenezer J. M. Thomas, W. Graham Bell. 
Corozal {Indian and Spanish), Jhomas N. Phillipson. 
Stann Creek, T. Herbert Kidd. 
Toledo, Walter Bell. 

N,B. — The Stann Creek Minister shall give one 
Sunday in every quarter to Belize. 

SPANISH HONDURAS. 

Ruatan, Henry Tregoning; a European Evangelist 
(Utilla). 

San Pedro de Sula, one urgently requested. 

District Mission, Hezekiah McField, Assistant Hon- 
duras Minister, who shall act under the direction of 
the Chairman of the District 



II. THE BAHAMAS DISTRICT. 

FREDERICK Vf, QOSTICK, 
Chairman of the Dietriot and Qeneral Superintendent, 

\ Nassau, Frederick W. Gostick, William Arthur Bird 
W. J. Penberthy White; Francis Moon, Super- 
numerary, 



l82 FOREIGN MISSION STATIONS. [1898. 

27 z Eleuthera {Rock Sound), John B. Longden. 
27a Eleuthera (Govemor^s Harbour), John Keddie. 

273 Harbour Island, James A. Archer; Richard C. Johnson, 

Assistant Bahamian Minister. 

274 Abaco, George J. H. Northcrofl (Hopetown). 

275 Bimini, under the care of the Chairman of the District 
Inagua and San Salvador, Joseph Brindley, Assistant 

Bahamian Minister. 

276 Gulf of Mexico Mission, Franklin J. Blake (Key 

West, Florida, U.S.A.), 



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1898. 183 



N^, — ^The appointments which follow are not made by the 
British Conference, but are inserted for general convenience. 



STATIONS 

DE LA 

CONFERENCE M^THODISTE FRANgAISE, 

1898-99. 

PresuigHS de la Confinnci, ONl^SIME PRUNIER, B.D. 
Stcretairt, EMILE BERTRAND 



L DISTRICT DU NORD. 

On^ime Prunier, B.D., PrisidnU, 

\ 

Ltevallois-Perret, James Hocart, Georges Gallienne. 
Malesherbes, Matthieu Leli&vre^ D.D. 

L*e8 Temes, On^ime Prunier, B.D., directeur de la Maison 
d'6tudes. 
a Calais (Circuit Fran^ais). 

Calais, Edouard Gallieime. 



n. DISTRICT D'EVAiraELISATION. 

Georges Whelpton, M.A^ PrtsidenU 

3 Paris (Evangelisation), Georges Whelpton, MA. 

Batig^olles (rue Clairaut), Louis Parker. 
St. Ouen, St. Denis, Suresnes, Asniires, et Argenteuil sont 
h, pourvoir par des 6vang6listes. 

4 Paris (Anglais), H. Bramley Hart 

CbantiUy (Anglais), un 6vang6liste. 

5 Boulo^rne (Anglais), Joseph Gaskin. 

6 Calais (Anglais), Charles Annis ; Samuel Simpson (b) (k la retraite). 

Ce circuit est placd sous la surintendence de Joseph Gaskin. 



1 84 STATIONS IN FRANCE. [1898. 

7 Rouen, Auguste Faure. 

Elbeuf, un ^vang^liste. 

8 Le Havre (Place Gambetta), Paul H. EUenberger, BA. 

Graville, & pourvoir. 

CEuvre Anglais, un ^vang^liste. 

9 Honfleur et Lisieux, Aim6 A. Boisson ; Luc Pulsford (& la retraite). 

10 Cherbourg, Henri T. de Jersey. 

11 St. Malo, un ^vang^iste. 

12 Nancy, Thdophile Roux. 

13 Thiers, Daniel Bernard. 



IIL. DISTBICT DE SUISSE ET DAUFHINE. 

WiLUAM CoRNFORTH, D.D., President 

14 Lausanne et Villeneuve, William Comforth, D.D. 

15 Drdme: 

Bourdeaux, Louis F. Galland. 
Dieulefit, Emile Br^. 
Nyons, Henri Faure. 

Livron, Alphonse Lebel ; Samuel Bertin {k la retraite), Auguste 
Martin (a la retraite), & Menglon (DrOme). 

Sim^n Dugand (a la retraite), reside a Suisse. 



IV. DISTBICT DU MIDI. 

Jamks Wood, President, 

16 Nimes: 

Ntmes et Le Cailar, James Wood; Emile Bertrand, directeurdu 
Pensionnat ^vang^lique et de rEvangeliste, 

N£, — Le Cailar faisant partie du Circuit de Nimes, Millhaud 
. et Bemis se rattachent du Circuit de Codognan. 

17 La Vaunage : 

Codognan, Philemon Maillid 

Cong6nies et Vic, Jules Guiton; Gdd^on Jaulmes, J. Wesley 
Leli^vre, B.A« (a la retraite). 



V. DISTBICT DES CEVElOiES. 

Matthieu Audibert, President, 
18 Cayennes (Est). 

Lasalle. William Junod. 



1898-] STATIONS IN FRANCE, 185 

Anduxe et Sauve, Georges Schefter. 
Alais, Gdddon Gounelle. 

JV. A — Les pasteun des Circuits des C^vennes (Est et Quest) 
s'entendront pour desservir Sauve. 

19 C€venne8 (Quest). 

Lre Vigan, Matthieu Audibert 
Ganges, Gustavo Bolle. 
Valleraugue, Edmond Gounelle. 

MISSION EN KABYLTEL 

20 II Mathen, Thomas Hocart, Jean P. Cook. 

• NM. — Matthieu Gallienne, BA., Charles Ninninii Georges 
Godel, et Isaac H. Gray sont cddds pour I'annte aux lies de la 
Manche. 

Georges Duval est a la retraite. 



i86 [1898. 



STATIONS 

OF THB 

MINISTERS AND PREACHERS ON TRIAL 

m 

IN CONNEXION WITH THE SIZTEXNTH 

SOUTH AFRICAN 

WESLEYAN METHODIST CONFERENCE, 

1898. 

JAMES THOMPSON, M.A., Prtsubta. 
JOHN E. PARSONSON, Stentmy. 



1. 

I 



L CAPE OF GK)OD HOPE DI8TBICT. 

Ezra Nuttall, 
Chairman of the District and General Superintendeni, 

z Cape Town, (English,) Ezra Nuttall, Henry Cotton (Rosebank), 
Albert H. Hodges (Sea Point), Charles W. Lister ; one to be 
sent ; T. Edward Marsh, Supernumerary. 

Native Mission, Elijah Mdolomba, Native Minister. 

Evangelistic Mission, under the Superintendent of the Cape Town 
(English) Circuit. 

NM, — Charles W. Lister is appointed to care for the Wesleyans 
in the Army. 

Book Room, (Cape Town Branch,) ^A^liam Flint, Editor of the 

Methodist Churchman (Rosebank). 
% Wynberg, (EngUsh,) Richard Jenkin, E. Osbom Barratt, MA; 

Richard Ridgill, W. Shaw Caldecott, St^emumerarits, 
Native Mission, a Native Evangelist 

N*B, — Richard Jenkin is appointed to care for the Weslqwis 
in the Army. 

Diep River, (Dutch,) one to be sent (Wtnberg). 
3 Simon's Town, (English,) J. Harvey Gathercole, who shall change 
twice in the quarter with the Ministers of the Wynbeiig Circuit 
Native Mission, a Native Evangelist 

N^ — ^J. Harvey Gathercole is apointed to care for the 
Methodists in the Army and Royal Navy. 



1898.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 187 

4 Beaufort West, (English,) David Moore. 

5 O'okiep, {English and Dutch,) Thomas Oldman, W. Newton Norton 

(Concordia). 

6 Cape Town and Mowbray, {Dutch,) George Robson, Joseph G. 

Locke (Mowbray). 
Klipfontein, {Dutch,) a Catechist. 

7 StellenboBch, {Dutch,) William F. Edwards; Henry Tindall, James 

Fishy Supcmumiraries ; a Catechist. 
Raithby, {Dutch,) a Catechist. 

8 Somerset West and Strand, {Dutch,) Marcus van den Berg; under 

the superintendence of the Chairman of the District. 

9 Robertson, {Dutch,) George Gelightly. 
Lady Grey, {Dutch,) a Catechist. 

10 Kamiesberg, {Duidt,) Thomas Cheeseman. 

n. QTlAHAMBTOWir DISTBICT. 

Theophilus Chubb, BA., 
ChainnaH of the District and General Superintendent, 

IX Grahamstown, {EngUsh,) Alfred T. Rhodes, M. Jameson Letcher. 
A. Eben GrifiBn, W. Ruthven Hall (Port Alfred); Joseph 
Whiteside, Barnabas J. Shaw, Supernumeraries, 

N.B, — Alfred T. Rhodes is appointed to care for the Metho- 
dists in the Army, and to the pastoral oversight of Kingswood 
College. 

X3 Qrahamstown, {Native,) Samuel Ntsiko, Native Minister; one to be 

sent, Native Minister (Aucedale) ; a Native Evangelist. 
13 Salem and Parmerfield, {English and Native,) J. Wilson Thompson ; 

two Native Evangelists. 
X4 Bathurst, {English,) T. Davies Rogers. 
15 Bathnrat and Port Alfred, {Native,) John Masiza, Native Minister ; 

under the Superintendent of the Bathurst {English) Circuit 
z6 Port Elizabeth, {Central,) {English,) Joseph Metcal^ William J. 

Russell. 
17 Port Elizabeth, {South,) {English,) W. Wilkinson Rider, who shaU 

change twice a quarter with the Ifinisters of the Port Elizabeth 

{Central) Circuit. 
iB Port Elizabeth, {Native,) Gana Kakaza, Native Minister, Simon 

Nqana^ Native Minister ; two Native Evangelists. 
X9 Uitenhai^, {English,) Thomas Roper, who shall change twice a 

quarter with the Ministers of the Port Elizabeth {English) 

Circuits, alternately, 
so Janaenville, {EttgUsh^) one to be sent. 




i88 STATIONS IN THE [1898. 

ax Uitenhage, {Native^) Silas Magawu, Native Minister ; one to be sent, 
Native Minister (Jansenville) ; under the Superintendent of 
the Uitenhage (English) Circuit. 

aa.Knysna, {EngUsh and NaHvt,) one to be sent; under the Super- 
intendent of the Oudtshoom Circuit 

as Oudtshoom, (English f) John Worthington. 

a4 Graaff-Reinet, {English and NaUvi,) Charles Pettman; a Native 
Evangelist. 

as Aberdeen, (English,) Frederick Holmes. 

a6 Middelburg, (English and Native,) J. Flesher Rumfitt. 

ay Cradock, (English,) John £. Parsonson (Secretary oftht Conference), 
Cradock, (Dutch,) under Superintendent of Cradock {EngUsh) Circuit 

a8 Cradock, (Native,) one to be sent, Native Minister; under the 
Superintendent of the Cradock (English) Circuit 

ag Somerset Bast, (English,) William Wynne ; John Longden, Super* 
numerary, 

30 Somerset East, (Native,) Gert Mbongwe, .Native Minister; a Native 

Evangelist (Bedford) ; under the Superintendent of the Some]> 
set East (English) Circuit 

31 Fort Beaufort, (English and Native,) S. Barrett Cawood ; T. ^^Hllmer 

Pocock, Supernumerary, 
Fort Beaufort, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
3a Healdtown, (Native,) Chalmers Nyombolo, Native Minister; mider 
the superintendence of the Governor of the Institution. 
Healdtown Training Institution, Wesley Hurt (Governor of the 
Institution). 

33 Seymour, (English and Native,) Andrew Graham. 

34 Annshaw, (Native,) Theophilus Chubb, B.A. ; Samuel Nche, Native 

Minister, Supernumerary) one to be sent. Native Minister 
(Marele's) ; two Native Evangelists. 

35 Amatole Basin, (Native,) Elias Mqoboli, Native Minister ; a Native 

Evangelist 

36 Keiskamma Hoek, (Native,) John Nobanda, Native Minister. 

37 Perksdale, (Native,) Jacob Ncalo, Native Minister; a Native Evangelist 

N,B, — ^Amatole Basin, Keiskamma Hoek, and Perksdale are 
under the Superintendent of the Annshaw Circuit 

38 Peddle, (English,) Edward P. Thomas. 

39 Peddle, (Native,) Arthur J. Lennard ; one to be sent, Native Minister; 

a Native Evangelist. 
Ayllff Training and Industrial Institution for Girls, under the 
Superintendent of the Circuit 
^ Tukli, (JNeOhi,) Charles Lwana, Native Minister ; John Sikwebu, 
Native Minister, St^ermtmirafy, 



1898.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 189 

41 Newtondale, (Naiivt,) Charles Bekwa, Native Minister. 

42 Hortoiii (Nativt,) Jonathan Mkosi, Native Minister. 

N,B. — ^Tukuy Newtondale, and Horton are under the Super- 
intendent of the Peddie {Native) Circuit. 



ni. CITTESEN&TGWN DISTRICT. 

Philip Tearle, 
Chairman of the District and General Superintendent, 

43 Queen's Town, {English^) Philip Tearle, John J. Davies, one to be 

sent. 
Book Room, Robert Lamplough {Book Steward)^ who shall have 
pastoral oversight of the Queen's Town Grammar School. 

44 Queen's Town, {Nativet) Benjamin S. Dlepu, Native Minister. 

45 Lesseyton, {Native,) Edwin Gedye {Principal 0/ the Native Ministers* 

Training Institution), 
Lesseyton Training and Industrial Institution for Girls, under 
the charge of the Superintendent of the Circuit. 

46 Molteno, {English and Native,) Harry J. M. Withers; a Native 

Evangelist 

47 Burghersdorp, {Native,) Jonas Conjwa, Native Minister. 

48 Barkly East, {English and Native,) one to be sent, under the super- 

intendence of the Chairman of the District 

49 Kamastone, {Native and English,) Joseph Start. 

50 Hilton and Whittlesea, {English,) Thomas Spargo. 

51 Cathcart, {English and Native,) George H. P. Jacques. 

5a King William's Town, {English,) Arthur P. Chaplin, Robert 
Floweday. 
Ncera, {Evangelistic Mission, English,) Thomas lies. 

N.B. — Arthur P. Chaplin is appointed to care for the Metho- 
dists in the Army. 

53 King William's Town, {Native,) Daman Ntlabati, Native Minister; 

a Native Evangelist (Emgqokweni). 

54 East London, {English,) William J. Hacker, Walter Hewitt 

55 East London, {Native,) John Mafongqo, Native Minister; a Native 

Evangelist; under the Superintendent of the East London 
{EngUsh) Circuit. 

56 Mount Coke, {Native^) John P. Back. 
Styolomnqa, {Native,') a Native Evangelist 

57 Tamara, {Native,) Charles Mahlutahana, Native Minister. 

5S Mount Arthur, {Native and English,) Daniel B. Davies; a Native 
Evangelist 



I90 STATIONS IN THE [1898. 

Lady Frere {English^) one to be sent. 

59 Fransbury, {Native,^ Johannes Mahonga, Native Minister ; a Native 

Evangelist; under the Superintendent of the Mount Arthur 
Circuit. 

60 Seplan, (NoHvi^) Ebenezer Magaba, Native Minister; Heniy B. 

Warner (Embenge), Supernumerary, 
6x Wodehouse Forests, (Native,) Peter Mpinda, Native Minister 

(EsiKOBSNi) ; a Native Evangelist 
6a Cala, {EngUsh,') John T. Smart 

63 Cala, (Native,) Samuel Mvambo, Native Minister (Papasi) ; a Native 

Evangelist. 

64 Dordrecht, (English and Native,) James Robb. 

65 Tsomo, (Native and EngUsh,) Charles S. Lucas ; Sigonyela Kakaza, 

Native Minister ; a Native Evangelist 

66 Butterworth, (English,) £. Hardwick Hudson. 

67 Butterworth, (Native,) Theo. R. Cumick ; four Native Evangelists. 
Lamplough Training and Industrial Institution for Girls, under 

the charge of the Superintendent of the Circuit 
Ngqamakwe, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Kentani, (Native,) John Mtobi, Native Minister (Maki's). 
Qina, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Cebe, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Gcaleka Mission : 

Qosani, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Qwaninga, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

Jujura, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Ncizela, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

68 Impukani, (^Native,) Abram Mabula, Native Minister. 
Hebehebe, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Tongwane, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

N,B. — Impukani is under the Superintendent of the Butte- 
worth (Native) Circuit. 

69 Idutywa, (Native and English,) Frederick £. Long. 
Colosa, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Mbambe's, (Native^) a Native Evangelist 
Gwadana, (^Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Weza, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

70 Fort Malan, (Native,) Samuel Mzamo, Native Minister. 
Mbashe, (Native,") a Native Evangelist. 
Beechamwood, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

N,B.— Fori Malan (^Native) \a vjv^ei \.ViSi ^^ajj^xvotendent of 
the Idutywa Circuit 



1898.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 191 

rv. CIiABKEBUBT DISTRICT. 

Peter Hargreaves, 
Chairman of the District and General Superintendent, 

TEMBULAND PROPER. ' 

fi Clarkebury, {Native and English^) under the superintendence of the 
Governor of the Training Institution ; a Native Evangelist. 
Clarkebury Training and Industrial Institution, Thomas A. 

Chalker (Governor of the Institution). 
Engcobo (English,) to be visited. 
Emqekezweni, Dalindyebo's Great Place, (Native,) January 

Menye, Native Minister. 
Ebuwa, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
7a Cwecweni, (Native,) Joseph Mngqibisa, Native Minister. 
Ebolotwa, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

73 Engcobo, (Native,) William Dikwayo, Native Minister. 
Enduku (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

NM, — Cwecweni and Engcobo are under the superintendence 
of the Governor of the Clarkebury Circuit. 

74 Umtata, (English and Native,) William B. Rajmer. 
Elliotdale (English,) to be visited. 

75 Ncambele, (Native,) John B. Yekele, Native Minister. 

76 Wesleyville (Qokolweni,) (Native,) J. Stegmann Dlakiya, Native 

Minister ; a Native Evangelist. 

NM. — Ncambele, and Wesleyville, are under the Superinten- 
dent of the Umtata Circuit. 

77 Xora, (Native,) Boyce Mama, Native Minister; under the superin- 

tendence of the Chairman of the District. 
Morley, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Wilo, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Bomvanaland, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

PONDOLAND WEST. 

78 Buntingville, (Native,) Edward J. Barrett, who shall give one 

Sunday in each quarter to the Umtata Circuit 
Libode, (English,) to be visited. 
Encambedlana, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Kwa Nqwiliso, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Equba, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Emgazi, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Kwa Konjwayo, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Bndambj, (Na^e,) a Native Evangelist, 



19a STATIONS IN THE [189a 



GRIQUALAND EAST. 

79 Shawbury, (Nairuif) Samuel Clark. 

Kwa Valelo (Pondoland West,) (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Elotana, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Shawbury Training and Industrial Institution for Qirls, under 
the charge of the Superintendent of the Circuit. 

80 Qumbu, (Native,) Paul Tuta, Native Minister. 
Culunca, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Enxu, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

8x Enyanisweni, (Native,) John Nomvete, Native Minister. 
Qanqu, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

N,B. — Qumbu and Enyanisweni are under the Superintendent 
of the Shawbury Circuit 

8a Tsitsana, (Native,) George Nqana, Native Minister; John Ntikinca, 
Native Minister, Supernumerary, 

83 Fletcherville, (Native,) John Ngxola, Native Minister. 
Mahlake, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

NB, — ^Tsitsana and Fletcherville are under the superin- 
tendence of the Chairman of the District. 

84 Osbom, (Native,) Richard P. Underwood. 
Mount Frere, (English,) to be visited. 
Taba Nkulu, (EngUsh,) to be visited. 
Ntenetyana, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Emxekazi, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Ecancele, (Native,) William Giwu, Native Minister. 
Eqwidlana, (Native,') a Native Evangelist. 

85 Dumsi, (Native,) Stephen Manciya, Native Minister; under the 

Superintendent of the Osbom Circuit 
Edungu, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

86 Mount White, (Native,) William Sigenu, Native Minister; a Native 

Evangelist. 
Emvenyane and Colana, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Emandileni, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Elutateni, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Ezihle, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Bizweni, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

87 Maclear, {English and Native,) George Tindale ; under the super- 

intendence of the Chairman of the District 

88 Mount Hargreaves, (Native,) Paulus Sepamla, Native Minister; 

under the superintendence of the Chairman of the District 



1898.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 193 

89 Etembeni, {Native^) Charles Pamla, Native Minister; one to be sent, 

Native Minister. 
Ebisi, (Native^) a Native Evangelist. 
Emvubukazi, {Native^) a Native Evangelist. 
Engwang^ane, (^Naiive^) a Native Evangelist. 
Entsikeni, (Nattvef) a Native Evangelist. 
Entlangwini, (Native^) a Native Evangelist. 
Tsoelike, (Umzongwana,) (Native^) a Native Evangelist 

90 Kokstad, {English and Nativep) Charles J. Hepburn ; Ebenezer J. 

Warner, Supernumerary. 
Cedarville (Englisht) a European Evangelist. 
Egoxe, (Naiivef) a Native Evangelist 
Brook's Neky {Native^) a Native Evangelist 

9 1 Erode, {Native f) Richard Funani, Native Minister; a Native Evan- 

gelist 
Edutyini, (Amaxesibe,) {Native^) a Native Evangelist. 
Mount Ayliff, {Naitve^) a Native Evangelist 

PONDOLAND EAST. 

92 Emfundisweni, {Native^) Peter Hargreaves ; a Native Evangelist. 
Ebenezer {Native^) a European Evangelist. 

Emzamba, {Nativef) a European Evangelist (^Joyful News Mission). 

Enqabeni, {Nativef) a Native Evangelist. 

Emtamfuna, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Emgodini, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Exoposa, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Etwazi, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. ' 

Kwa Masipula, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Enhlenzi, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Eludeke,(KwA Manunda) (^Native,) Philemon Keswa, Native Minister. 

93 Emnceba, {Native,) James Mjila, Native Minister. 
Ecacadu, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Kutabankulu, {Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Ecaba, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Enyeweni, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

NB, — Erode and Emnceba are under the superintendence ot 
the Chairman of the District. 

94 Palmerton, {Native,) Benjamin Taylor. 

St. John's, {English and Native,) W.Shaw Davis, Supernumerary, 

two Native Evangelists. 
Entlenga, {Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Entontela, {Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Ehlabati, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 



] 



194 STATIONS IN THE [189S. 

V. KIMBEBIiET AND BLOEMFONTEIir DI8TBICT. 
James Thompson, M,A» {Prgsidtnt 0/ the Con/erenct)^ 
ChairmoH of Hu District and General Superintendeni, 

95 Kimberley, (English^) James Thompson, M.A. {President oj the 

Conference), Joseph Ward, William A. P. Thompson. 
Vaal River Diggings, (English,) to be visited. 

96 Kimberley, (Dutch,) William Pescod. 

97 Kimberley, (Native,) David Msikinya, Native Minister. 
Barkly West, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Windsorton, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 

98 Beaconsfield, (English,) Richard R. Miller. 

99 Diamond Fields Native Mission, James S. Morris. 

100 Beaconsfield, (Native,) Jonathan J. Jabavu, Native Minister; a 
Native Evangelist. 
Douglas, (Native,) a^Native Evangelist. 

N,B, — Beaconsfield (Native) is under the superintendence of 
the Chairman of the District. 

loi Bloemfontein, (English,) C. Stuart Franklin. 
Edenburg, (English,) to be visited. 

102 Bloemfontein, (Native,) Daniel T. Matsepe, Native Minister; a 

Native Evangelist. 
Reddersburg, (Native,) Petros Motshumi, Native Minister^ 5i^- 

numeraty, 
Brandfort, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
M odder River, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

N,B, — Bloemfontein (Native) is under the Superintendent of 
the Bloemfontein (English) Circuit. 

103 Jagersfontein, (JEnglish,) Harvey Wilkinson. 
Jagersfontein Mine Compounds, (Native,) to be visited. 
Kofiyfontein, (English,) to be visited. 

104 Jagersfontein, (Native,) Charles Mbete, Native Minister. 

105 Fauresmith, (Native,) Jonathan Motshumi, Native Minister. 
Kofiyfontein, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Petrusburg, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

iV.B.^agersfontein (Native) and Fauresmith are under the 
Superintendent of the Jagersfontein (English) Circuit. 

X06 Colesberg, (English,) Arthur W. Cragg. 

Railway Mission, one to be sent. 
107 Colesberg, (Native,) Walter Jijana, Native Minister, under the 
Superintendent of the Colesberg (English) Circuit. 



iSpB.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 195 

108 Bensonvale, (Native,) William Baker. 

Bensonvale Training and Industrial Institution, under the 

charge of the Superintendent of the Circuit. 
Blikana, (Native,) Christopher Lubisi, Native Minister. 
Ndofela, (NaUve,) Kali K. Ncwana, Native Minister; a Native 
Evangelist. 
X09 Wittebergen, {NaUvt and English,) George Weaver; John Skosana, 
Native Minister, Supernumerary) a Native Evangelist (Herschel). 
Lady Grey, (EngUsk and Native,) to be visited, 
no Thabanchu, (Native and English,) Isaac Dugmore ; Jacob Monyatsi, 
Native Minister; John R. Pharkie, Native Minister; Joel D. 
Goronyane, Native Minister, Supernumeraries, 
Moroka Training and Industrial Institution, under the charge 

of the Superintendent of the Circuit. 
Maseru, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Broadbent, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Archbell, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Naauwpoort, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Ngakantsie's Poort, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Daggafontein, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Wonderkop, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Dewetsdorp, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
III Ladybrand, (EngUsh^) Francis P. Roth. 
IZ3 Ficksburg, (English,) J. HiU Williams. 
113 Bethlehem, (English,) John W. Househam. 
Fouriesburg, (EngUsh,) to be visited. 
Bethlehem, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Molappo's Draai, (Native,) a Native Evangelist, 
Bethel, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

14 Winburg, (EngUsh,) one to be sent. 
Winburg Road, (English,) to be visited. 
Brandfort, (English,) to be visited. 

15 Winburg (Native,) Nicodemus Matsepe, Native Minister. 
Winburg Road, (Native,) to be visited. 

N,B. — Winburg (English) and Winburg (Native) are under 
the Superintendent of the Kroonstad (English) Circuit. 

[6 Heilbron, (English,) Robert Matterson. 
Heilbron, (Native,) two Native Evangelists. 
Frankfort, (EngUsh,) one to be sent. 
Frankfort, (Native,) a Native Evangelist. 
Villiers, (English and Native,) to be visited. 
Vrede, (English and Native,) to be visited ; a Native Evangelist, 

7A 



196 STATIONS IN THE [1898. 

1x7 Lindley, {English and Natwt,) William C. Burgess; a Native 
Evangelist. 
Reitz, (Engtishf) to be visited. 
Reitz, (Nativt,) a Native Evangelist 
Senekali (English^) to be visited. 
tx8 Parijs, {Native and English,) J. Kingston Deny; Charles Harmon, 
Supernumerary*, a Native Evangelist. 
Vredefort, {English and Native,) J. Jackson West. 
Viljoen'8 Drift, {English and Native,) to be visited ; a Native Evan- 
gelist, 
xig Kroonstad, (EngUsh,) John R. Saunders. 

Ventersburg, {EngUsh,) to be visited. 
X20 Kroonstad, (Native,) Nehemiah Motshumi, Native Minister; one to 
be sent, Native Minister ; a Native Evangelist. 
Bothaville, {Native,) Andries Melke, Native Minister, Supernu- 

tnerary, 
Vierfontein, {Native,) a Native Evangelist 

N,B, — Kroonstad (Native) is under the Superintendent of the 
Kroonstad {English) Circuit 

VI. NATAIi DISTBICT. 

James Scott, 

ChmmuMH of the District and General Superintendent. 

I2X Durban, {English,) James Scott, Nendick Abraham, Oliver Carey, 
William F. Evans, James McAllister ; Frederick Mason, Super- 
numerary, 
X2a Durban, {Native,) Warner Yako, Native Minister; a Native Evan- 
gelist (KwA Ndungb), Unzondelelo * ; under the Superintendent 
of the Durban (English) Circuit. 
123 Stanger, {English,) Ellis J. Williams. 

Stanger, {Native,) a Native Evangelist (Island Farm), Unzondelelo*; 

a Native Evangelist (Endulinde), Unzondelelo.* 
Zululand Mission, Melmoth, {English and Native,) one to be sent 
Btshowe, (English and Native,) to be visited. 
X24 Verulam, {English,) Arthur J. Clarke. 

X25 Indian Mission, S. Homer Stott (Verulam) ; an Indian Evangelist 
X26 Verulam, (Native,) William Holford; a Native Evangelist (Kwa 

Forbes), Unzondelelo.* 
127 Endwedwe, (Native,) Paul G. Mtembu, Native Minister; a Native 
Evangelist; a Native Evangelist (Emqeku), Unzondelelo*; under 
the Superintendent of the Verulam {Native) Circuit. 

* U9igon(ielclo,-^NAtvrc Home Missionary Association. 



1898.] SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. 197 

128 Pietermaritzburg, {English^) Griffith W. Rogers, James Pendlebury, 

B.A., Alfred £. Howse. 
Indian Mission, John Thomas, Iiidian Minister. 

NB. — Griffith W. Rogers is appointed to care for the 
Methodists in the Army. 

129 Pietermaritzburg, (Native,) Stephen Makhobotloane, Native Minis- 

ter; a Native Evangelist (Kwa Pimpi), Unzondelelo*; a Native 
Evangelist (Lidgetton) ; under the Superintendent of the Pieter- 
maritzburg {English) Circuit. 

130 Cato Ridge, {Native,) Luke Msimang, Native Minister; under the 

Superintendent of the Indaleni and Richmond Circuit. 

131 Edendale, {Native^) and Training and Industrial Institution, 

Henry W. Davis, B. A {Governor and Headmaster) ; R. Merriman 
Sikutshwa, Native Minister; one to be sent (Kwa Tunzi); a 
Native Evangelist (Kwa Mnyamana), Unzondelelo * ; a Native 
Evangelist (Umlazi). 
X32 Indaleni and Richmond, {English and Native,) D. Tolmie Eraser; 
a European Evangelist ; a Native Evangelist (Kwa Mbazwana), 
Unzondelelo*; a Native Evangelist (Enkengeni), Unzondelelo.* 

133 Stuart's Town, {Native,) Simon Msimanga, Native Minister; a 

Native Evangelist (Endwebu), Unzondelelo*; under the Super- 
intendent of the Indaleni and Richmond Circuit. 

134 York and Grey town, {English,) William Mears, John A. Gillis 

(Greytown). 

135 Estcourt, {English,') Charles K. Hodges, A. James Thorley. 
Bstcourt, {Native,) one to be sent. 

Bushman's River, {Native,) a Native Evangelist 
. Mount Moriah, {Native,) a Native Evangelist, Unzondelelo.* 
136* Ladysmith, {English,) William Cliff. 

N.B. — William Cliff is appointed to care for the Methodists in 
the Army. 

:37 Ladysmith and Jonono's-kop, {Native,) Henry Matebula, Native 
Minister ; a Native Evangelist (Entyele), a Native Evangelist. 

38 Acton Homes, {Native,) Enoch Sigudo, Native Minister. 

39 Driefontein, {Native,) William G. Mtembu, Native Minister, 
Empola, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

Ebhoweni, {Native,) a Native Evangelist. 

NB. — Ladysmith and Jonono's-kop {Native), Acton Homes, 
{Native) and Driefontein (Native) are under the Superintend- 
^ ent of the Ladysmith (English) Circuit. 

* Uftzondelelo.-^SBtivc Home Missionary AModation. 



198 SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE. [1898. 

140 Dundee, {EngUsh,) Samuel H. Ravenscroft, Ernest F. Hoare. 

141 Evansdale, (Native,) John R. Cameron. 

Natal Industrial Institution for Girls, under the charge of the 
Superintendent of the Circuit. 

142 Newcastle, {NaHve,) William M. Douglas, B.A.; a Native Evan- 

gelist 
Dundee, (NaUvt,) a Native Evangelist. 

143 North Zululand Mission, (English and Native,) one to be sent 

(Vrijhxid). 
Z44 Enyanyadu, {Native,) Richard Xala, Native Minister. 
Bncomi, (Native,) a Native Evangelist 
Nondweni, (Native,) a Native Evangelist, Unzondelelo.* 

N,B. — Dundee (Native), North Zululand Mission, and Enyan- 
yadu (Native) are under the Superintendent of the Newcastle 
(Native) Circuit 

145 Newcastle, (EngUsh,) Alfred A. Stile, Edwin W. Coombe (Charus- 

town). 

146 Harrismith, (English,) John M. Watkinson. 

147 Harrismith, (Native,) Job Bunga, Native Minister; a Native Evan- 

gelist (Mill River), Unzonddelo,* under the Superintendent of 
the Harrismith (English) Circuit. 

N.B, — John Allsopp, Supemumerafy, Richard F. Homabrook, 
and Frank F. Cosnett are visiting England. 

* UnMondeieh. —Nztive Home Missionary Association. 



1898.] 199 



WEST INDIAN CONFERENCES. 

WESTERN STATIONS. 

L THE KOrOSTON DISTBICT. 

Thomas M. Geddes (^President o/the Conference), Chairman, 
Caleb Reynolds, Financial Secretary, 

I Kingston (Coke), Thomas M. Geddes (President of the Conference), 
Caleb Reynolds, Charles C. Wallace (Army Chaplain) ; George 
S. Lamb, Supernumerary. 

a Kingston (IVesUy), G. H. Baron Hay. 

3 Redhills and Providence, George Lockett (^Chaplain, Army and 

Navy Work), Terence M. Sherlock. 
Barbican High School, George Lockett, Governor, 

4 Clarendon, Samuel T. Brown. 

5 Manchester, Frederick O. Miller. 

6 Mount Fletcher, Alexander M. Smith. 

7 Grateful Hill, Arthur F. Lightboum. 

8 Turk's Island, Charles G. Hardwick. 

n. THE MONTEOO BAY DISTBICT. 

John Duff (Secretary of the Conference), Chairman, 
John A. M'Intosh, Financial Secretary, 

9 Montego Bay, John Duff (Secretary of the Conference), William 

H. Sloley. 
10 Lucea, David D. Pamther, B.A. 
iz Falmouth, Jonathan Grant, 
za Duncans, John A. M'Intosh, Mortimer C. Surgeon. 
Z3 Mount Ward, William R. GrifiSn. 
Z4 Savanna-la-Mar, William Bailiie, one to be sent. 
Z5 Black River, Achilles Lambert. 
16 Mountain Side, James C. A. Smith. 

IIL THE ST. ANN DISTBICO?. 

W. Clarke Murray, D.D. (Vice-President of the Conference)^ Chairman, 
Robert M. Parnther, Financial Secretary, 

zy Spanish Town, Albert H* Aguilar, Ernest G. Cooke. 
z8 St. Ann's Bay, William H. Atkin. 



ioo STATIONS IN THE [1^98. 

19 Watsonville, J. Kissock Braham, B.D. 

20 Ocho Rios, H. Gillies Clerk. 

21 Beechamville, Robert M. Parnther. 

22 Bensonton, William J. Williams, one to be sent. 

Theological Institution and High School, William J. Williams 
(^Governor and Theological Tutor), 

23 Brown's Town, W. Clarke Murray, D.D. iVict-Prtsident of the 

Conference), 

24 Edmondson, Manasseh Barker. 

25 Mount Hume, Nathan A. Baquie. 

26 Guy's Hill and Hampstead, Theophilus A. Glasspole. 

IV. THE MORANT BAY DISTBICOk 

Samuel L. Lindo, Chairman, 

William J. Maund, Financial Secretary, 

27 Morant Bay, Clifford M. Clark. 

28 Port Morant, Henry T. Page. 

29 Bath, William J. Maund. 

30 Manchioneal, Hilton C. Quinlan. 

31 Port Antonio, Samuel L. Lindo. 

32 Buff Bay, Reginald W. McLarty. 

33 Yallahs, Albert L. Johnson. 

V. THE HAYTI AND SANTO DOMINQO DISTRICT. 

Thomas R. Pigot, Chairman. 
Westmore S. Smith, Financial Secretary, 

34 Port-au-Prince, Westmore S. Smith. 

Bird College, Westmore S. Smith {Governor), 

35 Petit Goave, an Evangelist. 

36 Gonaives, one to be sent 

37 Jeremie, Henri Belloncle. 

38 Les Cayes, Auguste Albert; an Evangelist 

39 Cape Hayti and Monte Christo, Thomas R. Picot; an Evangelist. 

40 Puerto Plata, Adolphus Cresser. 

41 Samana and Sanches, Elijah Mair, W. Emerson Mears; Jacob 

James, Supernumerary, 

42 San Domingo, an Evangelist 

CENTRAIi AMERICA. 

Panama, Alexander W. Geddes, Walter J. Jacobs, one requested. 
N,B, — ^Thomas P. Russell is visiting England. 



1898.] WEST INDIAN CONFERENCES. 201 

EASTERN STATIONS, 

L THE ANTiaUA DISTBICT. 

John R. F. Tull, Chairman, 
Arthur £. JoneSi Financial Secretary. 

X Antigua, John R. F. Tull (St. John's), Ernest E. Styles (Freetown), 
one wanted (Parham). 

2 Dominica, Arthur £. Jones (Roseau), Edward Meanwell (Lasoye), 

George H. Ryves (Roseau). 

3 Montserrat, Robert A. Cock (Plymouth), one wanted (Bethel). 

II. THE ST. KITT'S DISTBICT. 

Gilbert Irvine, Chairman, 

Alfred A. S. Moore, Financial Secretary, 

4 St. Kitt's, Gilbert Irvine (Basseterre), N. de M. Darrell (Sandy 

Point), one to be sent (Dieppe Bay) ; Henry F. Miller, Super- 
numerary. 

5 Nevis, Alfred A. S. Moore (Charlestown), James B. Wood 

(Gingerland). 

6 St. Eustatius, Charles £. Killikelly. 

7 St. Earth's, James N. Podd. 

8 St, Martin's, Frederick W. Coward (Phiixipsburg), Stephen R. 

Sales (Marigot). 

9 Anguilla, Dirk A. Schouten. 
10 Tortola, Simon Bacchus. 

IX St. Thomas, John Price. 

III. THE ST. VXNCBNT DISTlRICT. 
Thomas M. Geddes (^President of the Conference)^ Chairman, 
James H. Darrell, Financial Secretary, 

12 Kingstown, James H. Darrell. 

13 Georgetown, Benjamin A. Queeley. 

14 Chateau Bellair, Arthur J. Cocks. 

15 Mount Coke, Edward M. Johnson, who shall act under the direction 

of the Chairman of the District. 

IV. THE BABBADOS DISTBICT. 

James £. Payne, Chairman, 

John C. Johnson, Fitutncial Secretary, 

x6 James Street, Thomas W. Halliday, one to be sent. 
17 Bethel, John C. Johnson, one to be sent 

N,B. — John C. Johnson is appointed to visit St. Ann's Garri* 
son, and care for the soldiers, 



202 THE WEST INDIAN CONFERENCES. [1898. 

z8 Ebenezer, James £. Payne. 

19 Speightstown, James P. Owens. 

20 Providence, Albert H. Leslie. 

2Z St. Lucia, Thomas Huckerby, who shall act under the direction of the 
Chairman of the District 

V. TECES TBINIDAD DISTBICT. 

David Wright {Vice-Presuitnt 0/ tht Conference), Chairman, 
£. Donald Jones, Finana'al Secretary, 

22 Port of Spain, £. Donald Jones, Frederick Ellis (Tunapuna), Thomas 

£. Hubbard. 

23 San Fernando, David Wright {Vice-President 0/ the Conference)^ one 

to be sent (Prince's Town) ; Joseph S. Kelshall, Supemunterary, 

24 Grenada, Samuel M. Hawthorn (St. George's), Martin B. Cocking 

(Grenville). 

25 Tobago, William R. Symons (Scarborough), George B. Byer (Mount 

St. George). 

VI. THE BBinSH QUIAITA DISTRICT. 

David J. Reynolds {Secretary of the Conference), Chairman, 
Charles Llewelltn, Financial Secretary, 

26 George Town, {First,) David J, Reynolds {Secretary of the Confer- 

ence), R. Gibson Fisher. 

27 George Town, {Second,) Francis Godson (Kingston), one to be sent. 

28 Goed Fortuin, Joseph W. Wright 

29 Mahaica, Henry G. Allder. 

30 Friendship, Charles Llewellyn, one to be sent (Gk)LDEN Grove). 

31 Bssequibo, Wilfrid L. Broadbent. 

32 Berbice, Donald £. Macdonald. 

Bast Indian Mission, two Catechists, who shall act under the 
direction of the Chairman of the District. 



898.] 



RETURN OF NUMBERS. 



203 



Q. X. What is the Return of Numbers in our 
Societies ? 



Number of Members in Great Britain, this year 
„ „ „ „ last year 

xiicre&sc ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• 

On Trial in Great Britain 

Number of Deaths, so far as reported 
Number of New Members, so far as reported 

Number in Junior Society Classes, this year 
„ „ „ „ last year 

xucrcsisc ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• 



442,248 
438,969 



3>279 



32,005 

Si53i 
44,051 



76,484 
73>367 

3,"7 



JVJB. — I. On the following three pages is a Summary of the 
Return of Numbers in the Districts in Great Britain for the 
year 1898. 

2. A detailed Return of the Numbers in the several Circuits 
of Great Britain, together with the Contributions from and 
Grants to the Districts, is given in Schedule A. 



304 [t^ 

ANNUAL SCHEDULE 

Sbowins tbe Membcnhip la 



NAMES 

DISTRICTS. 



NorttaamptQ] 

Kent 

EuIAnElia... 

Oiford 

PortsmouthH-, 



E,"'} 



srn 



Met lDcreft*« in 



1S98.] 305 

FOR THE YEAR 1898, 

Great Britain at the March Visitation. 



NAMES 
DISTRICTS. 


Is 


1 

HI 


ii 


1 


1'^ 


3 
1 


1 


3 

a 
1 


IS.iTS.-.:::: 

Thiid London .... 


*.a,9« 

■4,4"3 

■3,0.9 
..,S60 

II 

3!}39 
B,89* 

•IS 

4ls36 
".393 

^^ 

•Si 


",6.4 

3.366 

■4,7BS 
"'.J JO 

3 

.9,607 

«.,976 
13,olS 

11 

>,ses 


i 


1 

lOj 

•94 

1 

a 

i 

J7> 
i9S 


■J 

5 


3 

3'S 

1 

so 

z 

•oB 


1 
1 

a} 

349 

IflJ 

•Bt 
388 

34« 

3BS 


z 


SSl!S^::::::: 


!! 


ChiuiDcl Iiludi' ' '. '. 


I 






Bri.tol .nd Bmh .. 
Cirdlff & Swimeii 

aaSSS :::::: 


= 




.; 


loiiruudB^^diy 






W!"-^ 


- 










'^i'X""..'^.-} 


', 


UcofMu 








43B.96, 


443,148 1 473 'M,«93 


,.. 


6,Sm 


4..^ 


^ 



Church Membera 



206 



[1898. 



ANNUAL SCHEDULE FOR THE YEAR 1898. 

(CoMttMued,) 



NAMES 

OFTffX 

DISTRICTS. 



I • • • I » • I 



} 



First London 

Second London . . . . 

Third London . . . . 

Bedford and ) 
Northampton . . 1 

Kent ... 

£a«t Aniflia 

Oxford 

Portsmouth 

Channel Islands 

Devonport and 
Plymouth 

Cornwall 

Exeter 

Bristol and Bath . . 

Cardiff ft Swansea 

South Wales 

North Wales 

Birmingham and ) 
Shrewsbury . . ) 

Macclesfield 

Liverpool 

Manchester 

Bolton 

HaUfax and Brad- 
ford 

Leeds.... » 

Sheffield 

Nottingham and ) 
Derby j 

Lincoln 

Hull 

York 

Whitby and Dar- ) 
lington r 

Newcastle-on-Tyne 

Carlisle 

Isle of Man 

Scotland 

Zetland . , 



} 



it 






993 
816 

757 

813 

464 
599 
528 
639 
248 

536 

ZXX7 
557 
957 
709 
aao 

657 



Number of 
Leaders. 



Minis- 
terial. 



X39S 


90 


799 

X38X 

xaoz 
1x48 


39 

76 
67 


934 


63 


1289 
857 


66 
3X 


1317 


46 


806 


zx 


X035 
848 


27 
86 


834 


94 


ZX28 
4x6 


45 
30 


204 
382 


9 
4X 


54 


5 



85.788 z,520 



78 

73 
76 

43 

41 
4a 
35 
41 
zo 

»3 
z8 

39 
7a 

49 
33 
64 



Lay. 



915 
697 

62X 

741 
406 

549 
489 
582 
225 

S05 

X054 
496 
826 
640 
248 
595 

Z256 

745 
1007 
zo8x 
X042 

"34 

zz66 
80X 

1244 

784 
944 
803 

783 

zoM 

378 

Z90 

227 

40 



S37 
469 
403 

647 

331 
567 
533 
539 

ZOO 

490 
600 

533 
714 
478 
78 
246 

964 

674 
753 

558 
576 

654 
585 

967 

637 

643 
600 

684 

836 

489 

X73 
zz8 

33 



a4»370 i z7,7o8 



JUNIOR SOCIETY 
CLASSES. 



225 
Z62 
156 

"7 

8x 

78 

66 

zz6 

8Q 

67 

60 

63 

«43 

X07 

64 

X43 

230 

ZX2 

230 
240 
z88 

Z67 

220 

145 

337 
78 

Z22 

75 

Z09 

Z90 
57 
X4 
34 

z 



4|i35 4,104 



85^ 



225 
z6z 
X53 
zo8 

80 

76 

66 

zza 

«9 

68 

6z 
6z 

X4X 

Z06 

6z 

Z40 

8z6 

"5 

232 

348 
X93 

X74 

2Z7 

X45 
237 

78 

Z20 

73 
Z07 

X95 
56 
X4 
35 

z 



Number of 
Mwnheis. 



X897. 



•Z84 
a64z 

X7s6 

xza6 
♦xss6 

9x5 
X663 

345 
969 

876 

979 
ZOZ3 

X837 
zzaz 

4503 

3966 

185X 
•37ZX 

4860 
•4x65 

35x6 
4066 

a43a 

3995 
X38Z 

.a4a5 
•z43a 

*9240 

3702 
944 
337 
500 

58 



189& 



a66o 

Z859 

X3#o 
»75 

'S 

Z0S3 

X095 
976 
ai86 
1907 
X3X5 
45^ 

4x8s 

X757 
4x4s 
4660 

4x57 
3830 

4380 
a6a8 

4x66 
X333 

8295 

X4i6 

«84 

3997 
98Z 

•79 

484 

X5 



731367 76,484 



Net Increase in Junior Society Classes 

* Numbers amended becnuM of Ttsntfen. 



- 3i"7- 



8.] NUMBER OF MEMBERS IN IRELAND. 



IN IRELAND. 



CmcuiTS. \^^ 

KilUmer uid Killorglin 48 

1897-1,817. 

1898-1,805. 

Limerick Diitrict. 

Limerick 177 

Roscrea 90 

Parsonstown 105 

Clougbjordan 190 

AdareandRathkeale... 317 

ButliDBsIoe 45 

GalwBy, etc 56 

ClitUen Mission 30 

Clsre Mission 24 

897-9^8. 



Dublin District. 

Stephen's Green 461 

Abbey Street 435 

CcDtral Mission 94 

RaChmines 37^ 

^adymount 136 

Blackball H, Lucan, etc. 183 

Kingstown 199 

Bray 61 

Drogheda iia 

Widclowand Rathdrum I46 

Arklow and Gorey 190 

Tinahely 143 

Tullamore >34 

Athlone 73 

CiuTBgh Camp 45 

MuUingar, etc 86 

1897—3,955. 
1898-2,976. 

Waterford District. 

Wateri^ard 91 

Carlow 309 

Maiyborough 134 

Wexford 107 

New Ross 33 

Clonmel 43 

Abbeyleix 95 

Kilkenny 104 

1897-804 
1898-807. 

Cork District. 

Cork 483 

Queenstown 41 

Bandon 1S4 

Dunmanway 103 

Clonakilty 333 

SkibbereeD 294 

Bantry 136 

Yougbal 105 

Tralee 89 

Fermoy and Mallow ... 39 

Klnnl ,„ Si 



SUeo District. 

Sligo..... 394 

Castlebarand Westport 68 

BaiUna 78 

Longford 3t6 

Brumshambo, etc 320 

Manorhnmilton 336 

Mohill 104 

Ballymote 82 

897— 1,5 'S. 

898-1,488. 

Bimiskilleii District. 

f:miiskillen S*" 

Blacklion I95 

Maguiresbrid^ 37I 

Brookborough 33i 

Fivemiletown 5'^ 

Irvineatown 640 

B alii n SID allard 306 

Fintons 140 

Ballyshannon 369 

Springfield, etc 433 

SwanUnbar 343 

Pettigo 343 

1897^4". 
1896-4,339. 



2o8 NUMBER OF MEMBERS IN IRELAND. [1898. 



Mar. 
1897. 



286 

415 
237 
lOI 

192 
126 

132 

138 
138 

35 
31 



288 

84 
215 

352 
310 

231 
246 

64 

76 

160 

85 
138 
246 



384 
340 
364 
285 
426 

205 
224 
290 



Circuits. 



llAar. 
Z898. 



Clones District. 

Clones 265 

Newtownbutler 418 

Killeshandra 237 

Cavan 115 

Cootehill 201 

Aughnacloy 123 

Belturbet 126 

Ballyjamesduff. 125 

Bailieborough 131 

Castleblayney 35 

Monaghan ^. 31 

1897 — 1,831. 
1898—1,807. 

Londonderry District. 

Londonderry 288 

City Mission 94 

Coleraine 204 

Castlederg 355 

Omagh 314 

Donegal 231 

Dunkineely 248 

Limavady 62 

Ballymoney, etc 83 

Newtownstewart 158 

Strabane 90 

Ardara 146 

Moville and Innishowen 246 

1897—2,495. 

1898-2,519. 

Belfast District. 

Donegall Square 384 

Carlisle Circus 324 

Crumlin Road 388 

Frederick Street 304 

University Road 440 

Sandy Row 209 

Falls Road 227 

Agnes Street 304 



Mar. 

382 
717 

"5 

234 
298 

61 

91 

137 
164 

80 

216 

108 

129 

122 

288 

244 
120 

158 

96 

107 

167 

58 



903 
258 
218 
76 
284 

243 

99 

336 

481 

293 
227 

213 

84 
90 



Circuits. 



Mar; 

X898. 



Ormeau Road 340 

Ballymacarrett. 804 

Knock 112 

Duncaim Gardens 241 

Central Missioa 320 

Holywood, etc 66 

Bangor 92 

Ligoniel and Hyde Park 131 

Ballyclare 176 

Donaghadee S4 

Newtownards 221 

Glastry, etc iio 

Carrickfergus 142 

Lame 118 

Lisbum 287 

Antrim, etc 231 

Ballymena 117 

Dromore 137 

Ball3mahinch 89 

Dundrum, etc 117 

South Derry Mission ... 177 

Downpatrick, etc. ...... 60 

1897 — 6,610. 
1898—6,752. 

Portadown District. 

Portadown 903 

Cranagill 257 

Newry 222 

Dundalk 76 

Charlemont 287 

Dungannon 252 

Cookstown 95 

Armagh 304 

Lurgan (High Street) ... 483 

„ (Queen Street) 303 

Moira 228 

Tandragee and Gilford 194 

Stewartstown 84 

Banbridge 85 

1897—3,805. 

1898-3.773. 

Total 27,193 



1. The Number of Members in Society is 27,180, being an 
increase of 16. 

2. The Number on Trial for Membership is 775. 

3. The Emigrations during the past year amounted to 374. 



.] MEMBERS IN THE FOREIGN MISSIONS. 209 



Numbers in Society at the Stations occupied by the 
ESLEYAN Missionaries, under the immediate direction of 
\ British Conference, are as under. 

—These Returns do not include those Missions which are 
ated to the several Conferences in connexion with the 
itish Conference, the Numbers in which Missions are 
)orted in the Minutes of those Conferences respectively. 



Circuits. 



Mar. 
1898. 



Mar. 
1897. 



Circuits. 



Mar. 
1898. 




EUROPE. 

Italy. 

Thi Rome District, 

Rome 95 

Spezia 108 

Bologna 41 

Padua 79 

Parma 36 

Mezzano 57 

^icobeUignano 58 

Cremona 63 

Piacenza 37 

Milan 117 

[ntra 103 

Omegna 77 

^noa 45 

Total 916 

The Naples District, 

^^aples 170 

Caserta and S. Maria ... 40 

A.quila 83 

Salerno 55 

Potenza 65 

Cosenza 46 

Catanzaro 6 

Palermo 81 

Marsala 24 

Messina and Reggios ... 17 

Catania 56 

643 

/Vlexandria, Egypt 40 

Total "683 

Spain. 

Barcelona 139 

Balearic Islands T15 

Totjil ...„ 254 1,520 



141 

"3 
36 

91 

38 

327 
316 

122 

8 

82 

9 
2 

176 

19 
10 

30 



Portugal. 

Oporto 94 

Total 94 

Mediterranean. 

Gibraltar 58 

Malta 96 

Egypt, Cairo 29 

Total 183 

Total in Europe ...2,130 
Last year 4i507 

Decrease 2,377 

ASIA. 

Ceylon. 

The Colombo District. 

Colombo, Central 153 

„ North 117 

„ South 37 

KoUupitiya and Wella- 

watte 95 

Angulana 38 

Rawatawatta 320 

MoratumuUa 323 

Panadura no 

Wadduwa 8 

Kalutara 95 

Kesselenawa 9 

Alutgama 2 

Matugama i 

Colombo, Tamil 177 

Wellawatte Home 13 

Galle Road 14 

Kalutara Tea Estates... 45 

Total i7s57 



NUMBER OF MEMBERS 



Tkt Kiutdy District. 

177 Kandy 

8 Laggals 

II Alpitiya 

27 Hilton 

24 HBputale 

55 BmIuUb 

234 ; Negombo and Kurana... 



161 



! Katans 

Seeduna . 



Thi Galla Dislricl. 

z Gfllle, fort 

Richmond Hill... 

: Ambalangodo. 

i MetarembB 

I MatOTB 

9 Weligsma 

] Patolpitij'a 

f Godapiliya 

I Moiiiwa Korle 

[ Ranchagoda 

; DikweUa 

\ Hakmana 

raPattua 

S WalawS 

Total 

Thtjagtui District. 
i Jaffna, Pettah 

Educational Departn'nt 

and Achchelu... 

3 Manaar 

i Manaar, West, Native 

Home Mission 

Point Pedro 

Ploly 

Vathery 

KaddaveUy 

rTrinconialce, South ^ 

I Tamblagam I 

'Kantbalai f 

JUutAur ...,. .J 



"/ 



M»r. 
8,8. 


U>r. 
.8,7, 


184 


260 


;; 


,0 


5» 


3? 


129 


S 


g2S 


4S 


59 


1,241 


2R 


258 
80 


'7 
14 


49 


13 

I 

8 
47'! 


64 
267 

5 


278 


Rfi 


37 


=4 


3^ 


53. 


92 
27 
19 

27 


S44i 


69 


63 




>p\ 



Triijcomalee, North ... jj 
/Batticaloa, Pulljan-1 

J Uvue,andKokkuvill 245 
i Horns Misd™ J 

Siltandjf i 

Veddah Mission 5 

irthagelly S9 

Manchentuduvay 36 

Mutbalailcudah 6 

KaluthaveUy 13 

Kalmunai El 

Karativue ij 

Kallar 73 

Karunkoddattive 51 

Tirukoil 56 

Total i,z66 

CONTTNEKTAL InDIA. 

Thi Madras District. 

Madras, South 27! 

„ North [3* 

West — 

„ English 110 

Poonamallee <;<| 

St. Thomas' Mount 113 

Madurantakam m 

Tiruvatlur 3()3 

Bellary S 

Total i,iS9 

Thi Negapalam attd 
Trichinopoiy District. 

Negapatam 79 

English ... 19 

IT 

Manargudi , 84 

MelnatUm 48 

Trichinopoiy 121 

Karur :67 

Darapuram iG 

Total 561 

Tht Nydirabaii District. 
Hyderabad, Cbudder- 

ghauC S3 



1898.] 



IN THE FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



"'I 



Secunderabad Aler ... 105 

„ Tamil... 137 

Bolanim 9 

KuiTEem Nuggur 194 

Siddipett 9° 

Medak 158 

Kundi 61 

Secunderabad {Army}.. 35 

Total 889 

Tht Myson District. 

Bangalore, Kanarese ... 125 

„ Tamil 437 

„ English 171 

Tumfeur 237 

Gubbi 4a 

Mysore 227 

Hassan 158 

ChitoiBealur 27 

Shimoga 66 

DavanKcre 25 

Ootacamund 107 

Wellington _4 

Total 1,626 



Tht Cakutla District. 

Calcuttt, Sudder Street 127 

Taltala 9° 

Chitpur 14 

Hindustani Mission ... 20 



nDum 



Bairackpur 74 

Ranigacj II4 

MadhupuT 12 

BanVura 52 

Bishenpur and Ondn ... 14 

Santal Mission 13 

Daijeeling and Dinapore 6 
Muragatdia & Khamapara — 

Total 598 

Till LtKtHoai atul Btnaris 
District. 

Ss ' Lucknovr, English 75 



C iBcmTO. I ,gj^. 

Liicknow, Hindustani... 44 

Fyiabad 97 

Benares 3^ 

Jabalpur 44 

Bombay 104 

Poona-Kirki 59 

Mhow 43 

Umballa 42 

Rawalpindi 43 

Peshawur 35 

Military Statiens 15 

ToUl 637 

Thi Burma District. 

Mandalay, English 12 

Native 15 

„ Leper Home 1 

Patokku 28 

Monj™ra 9 

Kyauksfi — 

Total 65 



Thi CaittOH District. 
Canton Mis^on and 

Circuit 177 

Heung Shan Mission... SS 
Fatshan Circuit and 

Mission 95 

Sao Ui Circuit and Mia- 

sion "3 

/North River Mission 

\ and three Circuits 447 

Hong Kong, Native ... 41 

„ English ... _ 56 

ToUl 954 

Tht Wuchar-g District. 

Wuchang 109 

Hankow 374 

Tehngan 143 

Kuangchi 1a 

Tay6 ^i^ 



NUMBER OF MEMBERS 



[189a 



ict Mission 41 

Tom 8j8 

Total in Ceylon, India, 

and China I'i573 

Last Year 'i;?!? 

Increase 554 



AFRICA. 

Tht Trtmsvaat and , 

Distria. 

Pretoria, Kilnerton 

(Native) 107 

„ English 80 

Johannesburg, English 643 

„ Dutch,.. — 

Witwatersrand Gold 
Fields, Native Mi sain n : 

Johannesburg 635 

KrQgersdorp 170 

Vaal River 723 

Genniston and Boks- 

bufX Ti 

Yultsltei Kiver iio 

Roodeport 26 

Hadclberg, English 39 

„ Native ... 100 

Waterbeii; Mission : 

Olverton 134 

Makapanitad 47S 

Kollerfontcin 476 

Harttngsburg 99 

/Bultfontein \ 

\KalleBloot / 3* 

Thi Nortli-tasttm StdioH. 
Zontpanaberg Miaaion : 

. Good Hope 77 

Zchedclc'a Tribe 33 

'Mphetlela'a , 34 

Hathabatba'i , 14 

Haracbene's 43 



Secoco^i's Country: 

Maritiali and Musba 7( 

Hasimote i; 

Bluebei^ jt 

Pietersburg, English ... — 

Pilgrim's Rest „ ... 3 

Lydenbui^ — 

Barberton, EJiglish .... 11 

/Emielo, Englisb i 

( „ Native tq 

Swaiiland Mission: 

Mabamba. uJ 

Emaboaini ni 

Detagoa Ba; [(6 

Tht South-Wtalim Stc&m. 

Potcbefstroom, Englisb 11 

„ Native. S94 

Hatlabastad Ili 

Uitfeyk 1J3 

Ventetsdorp loi 

Mflgalicsberg 162 

Klcrksdorp, English ... 46 

„ Native 174 

Bloemhof, English — 

„ Native 35 

Msfekin^ Native 4U 

Lottofcani £7 

Bolibe 28 

Molimola 71 

Maritiani 166 

Matlonyane 14 

Thflgetai 12 

Uookane ,,.,,,.....,....., It 

MafeUng Location 45 

„ English 30 

Vryburg, Native 176 

Total 7,945 

Last Year 6, 59 J 

Increase I|34S 

Thi MashtmaUmd and 

Rhodesia District. 

Bulawsyo, English 40 



IM-I 



W THE FOREIGN MISSIONS. 



•M. 


CiRcnm. 


1%. 


'897. 


CuwDim |J^; 




9 
"9 
13 

"109 

53 

mbia 

on. 

M38 
i,?30 

608 

in 

6,702 

61 1 

iS 
66, 

1,118 
S.6 

IS 

68s 

676 

149 


1,425 
307 
=93 

1 

438> 

z 

1,864 
9IZ 

3S3 
705 

•'Zl 

35 
35 
90 

3,SSS 






















Total ;...7,S86 

TMi Lagos Dislrid. 


!« 


Total 




Increase 

Western Africa 
Tkt Sitrra Leotumd Gi 
District. 
Thi Sitrra Ltont S/ch 

'Freetown, Zion 

Wesley ... 


Lagos 1,510 
















Ijebu 96 

Total 2,534 

Total m Wcstem 




i^.Y^-zz::~::\if,l 


Sai 


Hastings 

^Waterloo 

York 

Wilberforce 

Sherbro' 


Increase 546 

CENTRAL AMERICA. 
Tkt Honduras District. 


Mi 


VU"b«.g. 

Total 

Tfit Gambia StcHon 
St. Marys IsUnd 


BelUe B49 


Stani. Creek 266 

Toledo 60 

Ruatan 606 


J 

658 


British Combo 

M-Carthy's Island 

Total 

Tk, Gold Coast Dislr, 


Total .,850 

Nassau 830 

Rock Sound 340 


6'3 

47S 
■73 
920 








Harbour Island i,ozz 








B^ini Is 






1.038 

830 
3M 
743 


Salt Pond 

Arkrah 

Winnebah ^. 

Appam 

Accra 


Total 3,541 

Bahamas 5,391 

L^y=ar ^;^9 


9Sa 


Aburi 


Decreaae vi 



214 GENERAL VIEW. [1898. 

Recapitulation of Msbibers in the Forxioi DnTRiCTS. 

In Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ifalta « V30 

In Ceylon, India, and China 11,573 

In South-central Afirica : 

Transvaal and Swaziland, and Mashonaland and Rhodesia S^ 

In Western Africa 17,491 

In Honduras and Bahamas • 5,39s 

Total Number of Members this year 44t64o 

II ff n last year 44,573 

Increase 67 

On Trial for Membership ii,i6y 

^^ The numbers in the German DUfrictins^xsAtA in last yex^z retoras, 
2414, are now transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Chnrch in 
Germany. 



GENERAL VIEW. 



I. In Great Britain 



II. In Ireland, and Irish 
Missions 

IIL In Foreign Missions ... 

IV. French Conference 

V. South African Confer- 
ence 

VI. West IndianConferences 



Totals 



ncnibcrs. 


OnTriaL 


Minis- 
ters. 


On 
TriaL 


442,248* 


32.005 


1,656 


173 


27,180 


775 


168 


34 


44,64ot 


11,167 


261 


118 


1,770 


136 


29 


6 


51,906 


23»544 


160 


21 


44,692 


3,578 


81 

2,355 


15 


612,436 


71,205 


367 



Sapeno* 
nicntncSi 



306 

36 

13 
8 

23 
4 



390 



* This does not include the members of Junior Society Classes (see p. 303). 

t The numbers in the Gtrman District included in last year's returns, 8,4i4f 
are now transferred to the Methodist Episcopal Church in Germany. 

N,B,— The numbers of Bfinisters and Members in the Australasian Wesleyin 
Methodist Church and in the Methodist Church of Canada are gtvea in the Minulti 
of their respective Conferences. 



1898.] 215 

OFFICIAL APPOINTMENTS. 

Q. XI. Whom do we appoint to be our Delegate 
in Ireland? 

A. Our President, the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A. ; or, 
m his unavoidable absence, one of the following Ministers: 
the Rev. William L. Watkinson, Ex-President; the Rev. 
R. Crawford Johnson, D.D., nominated by the Irish Confer- 
ence ; the Rev. Marshall Handles, D.D., or the Rev. David 
J. Waller, D.D. 

N.B. — I. The President, or other Minister acting as Dele- 
gate under the authority of the preceding appointment, who 
shall preside at the next Conference in Ireland, shall exercise 
the powers confided to him under and by virtue of the 
thirteenth clause of Mr. Wesley's Deed Poll, dated February 
28, 1784. 

2. The Ex-President, the Rev. William L. Watkinson, the 
Rev. Henry J. Pope, D.D., and the Rev. Wiluam D. Walters, 
are appointed to accompany the President to the Conference 
in Ireland which will commence in Dublin on Wednesday, 
June 21, 1899. 



Q. XII. What other Official Appointments are 
made ? 

A. (a) I. The Rev. Onesime Prunier, B.A., B.D., is ap- 
pointed the President of the next French Conference, to be 
held at Nlmes, in the month qf June, 1899. 

2. The Rev. William Wynne is appointed the President of 
the next South African Conference, to be held at East London, 
in the month of April, 1899. 

3. The Rev. W. Clarke Murray, D.D., is appointed the 
President of the next General West Indian Co^ference^ to be 
held in Jamaica in the sprin|; of 1^99, 



2i6 CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION. [1898. 

(b) I. The President of the Conference will preside at the 
Annual Meeting of the Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Assembly 
of Wales, to be held at Machynlleth in June, 1899. "^^ ^^* 
Henry J. Pope, D.D., the Rev. T. Bowbcan Stephenson, LLD., 
and the Rev. John Hornabrook are appointed to accompany 
the President. 

2. The Rev. William L. Watkinson, Ex-President, is 
appointed to attend the Annual Meeting of the Isle of Man 
District Synod, to be held at Castletown in the spring of 1899. 



EXAMINATIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR ORDINATION. 

Q. XIII. What are the Directions of the Con- 
ference respecting the Examinations of Candidates 
for Ordination ? 

In the Synod. 

A. (a) I. Before any Preacher, having travelled four years, 
is recommended by his District Synod for admission into Full 
Connexion, l^e shall undergo a careful oral examination, by 
the Chairman of that Synod, respecting his acquaintance with 
Wesley's Works in general, and especially with his Sermons 
and his Notes on the New Testament, This oral Examination 
may be omitted when the report on the Probationer's paper 
on Wesley's Works (see p. 226) is satisfactory. 

2. Every such Preacher shall also be examined as to his 
knowledge of the Constitution of Methodism and the Adminis- 
tration of Circuits; and as to whether, after four years' 
experience of its working, he still approves of our Discipline. 

In the Conference. 

(b) I. Arrangements shall be made for conducting the Ex- 
amination, in the Conference, of Candidates for Ordination at 
a time when the President of the Conference can attend, and 
when a large proportion of the Conference, including its official 
members, may be expected to be present. 

2. An explicit declaration of his belief in the Doctrines of 
Methodism shall be required of each Candidate, 



1898.] 5^17 

EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 

Q. XIV. What is the Report upon the Examina- 
tion of Preachers on Trial for the past year ? And 
what are the directions of the Conference respecting 
the Examination of Preachers on Trial for the 
ensuing year? 

A. I. The following is a summary of the Report upon 
the Examination of Preachers on Trial. 

The late Rev. Dr. Moultibn. 
This Committee cannot present its Annual Report without 
expressing its deep sorrow and heavy sense of bereavement 
under the loss sustained through the sudden removal by death 
of the Rev. William F. Moulton, M.A., D.D. For twenty-four 
years Dr. Moulton held the office of Secretary to the Com- 
mittee, and the brain-burden of both the general direction and 
the detailed administration of its affairs devolved upon him. 
Our system of Examination for Preachers on Trial, in its 
present scope and character, has been developed by his wise 
and fostering care. To the labours of this department he 
devoted, in full measure, for this long period of time, his 
unique learning and skill, his patience and resolution, his un- 
failing tact and sympathy, his extraordinary powers of appli- 
cation, with a result for which the Conference, and especially 
its younger ministers, who by this means came under Dr. 
Moulton's influence, owe devout thanksgivings to the God of 
all grace and wisdom. The Conference feels with the Com- 
mittee, that the work shaped by Dr. Moulton's 'hands is a 
sacred trust, and that no effort must be spared to maintain the 
standard of efficiency which he has set before us. 

According to the appointment of the Conference, the 
Examination was held on December 3, 1897, and March 31, 
1898. Some Fourth Year papers had to be taken on 
March 30. 

Further relief has been given to the Probationers by the 
new regulation adopted by the Conference of 1897, which 



\ 

I 

ai8 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. [1898. \ 

allows them the option between the "advanced" and the 
"easier" papers in Greek and Hebrew. The Committee is 
glad to report that whereas seven Probationers, returned by : 
their Tutors as unequal to the higher paper, nevertheless 
volunteered for it, only five took the reverse course. None 
of these five had to sacrifice honours in consequence, as, in 
spite of their taking the lower paper, their marks did not 
attain the standard. The advantage now allowed to those 
who take the " advanced " Hebrew paper has borne fruit in 
the further enlai^ement of the First Class in the Honours 
List, which rises from thirteen to eighteen. The whole list 
contains ninety-four names, compared with ninety-nine in 1897 
and seventy-six in 1896. On the other hand, there were 
twenty-one cases of failure to be re-examined before the Synods 
met, compared with a total of sixteen last year. The number 
of postponed papers again shows a. welcome diminution, from 
thirty-eight to twenty-nine. Almost all of these were cases 
of health, in which a medical certificate was obtained ; and 
in all cases the sanction of the Chairman and the Super- 
intendent was duly given. The whole of the woik was 
reported to the Synods. There were three other papers 
reported specially to the Conference by direction of the Synods, 
which have in two cases attached this condition to thdr 
recommendation for full connexion. 

In ten cases the full number of papers has not been taken 
Three Fourth Year Probationers who are not Candidates for 
Ordination 4iave been allowed to complete their examination 
next year. Two have been laid aside altogether throughout 
the year. Two who returned invalided from foreign work 
take three subjects and one, respectively. Three, who were to 
have taken at the end of April subjects postponed on the 
ground of health, were still too unwell to sit for examination, 
and were necessarily excused for the year. 

The results for the optional Greek Testament subject (iil a) 
and the advanced Hebrew (iv. a) are necessarily given 
separately, since in estimating Honours or Failure the marks 



r^ 



198.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 219 

e reckoned as two grades above the figure at which they 

md. 

The system of marking now adopted stands thus : 

Honours Marks, 
I* indicating Exceptional excellence. 

1 „ Excellent 

2 „ Very good. 

3 „ Good. 

Pass Marks. 

4 indicating Fair. 

5 „ Moderate. 

Failure Marks. 

6 indicating Poor. 

7 9f Very poor. 

The Mark 5 is now defined as implying a minimum of thirty 

r cent of the full credit obtainable on a paper. In subjects 

. a and iv. a (where 7 counts as 5, a pass mark) a really 
worthless paper would, of course, be marked as below 7. 

The general results of the examination of the Probationers 
of each year are as follows : 

First Year. — 45 Probationers were examined, who wrote 
168 papers, the valuation marks of which are as follows : 
}*, 2; i, 15; "1 29; "i» 50; iv, 49; V, 21; vi, i; vii, i; 
Failure, o. 

Second Year. — 5 1 Probationers were examined, who wrote 
199 papers, the valuation marks of which are as follows : 
i*, 7; h 14; ii, 29; iii, 41; iv, 71; v, 33; vi, 3; vii, i; 
Failure, o. 

Third YEAR,-r-52 Probationers were examined, who wrote 
203 papers, the valuation marks of which are as follows: 

i*, S; h 13; '^h 35 ; i»> 33; iv, 52; V, 52; vi, 11; vii, i; 
Failure, i. 

Fourth Year. — 48 Probationers were examined, who wrote 
229 papers, the valuation marks of which are as follows; 



220 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL, [1898. 

i* i; i, 25; ii, 49; iii, 71; iv, 52; v, 25; vi, 3; vii, 2; 
Failure, i. 

The average marks obtained by the examinees, as compared 
with those of 1897, are as follows : 

First Year. — 1897 : Papers valued 4, 30% ; above 4, 53% ; 
below 4, 17%. — 1898 : Papers valued 4, 29%; above 4, 57%; 
below 4, 14%. 

Second Year. — 1897 : Papers valued 4, 24% ; above 4, 66% ; 
below 4, 10%. — 1898: Papers valued 4, z^^'t above 4, 46%; 
below 4, 18%. 

Third Year. — 1897 : Papers valued 4, 29% ; above 4, 53% ; 
below 4, 18%. — 1898 : Papers valued 4, 26% ; above 4, 42% ; 
below 4, 32%. 

Fourth Year. — 1897 : Papers valued 4, 23% ; above 4, 69% ; 
below 4, 8%. — 1898 : Papers valued 4, 23% ; above 4, 64% ; 
below 4, 13%. 

Special examinations were also arranged for T. H. Williams, 
A. T. Burbridge,, B.A., and W. F. Lofthouse, M.A. Their 
marks in their special subjects are as follows : 

T. H. Williams : i John and i Peter, English, 5. 

A. T. Burbridge ; Paley's Evidences, 2 ; St. Luk« in Greek 
(special), i*. 

W. F. Lofthouse : Origen, De Principiis, Books ii. and iii., i*; 
Bigg, Christian Platonists, i. 

Thomas Proudlove, who enters on his Probation in 1898, 
not having been to the Institution, was examined in two 
subjects. In Findlay's Epistles of St. Paul he obtained 3 ; in 
Banks's Manual of Christian Doctrine, 5. 

A place in the Honours List is assigned to those who take the 
full number of subjects required, and in other respects fulfil the 
conditions of the Examination as laid down in the Minutes of 
Conference^ and who obtain an average mark not exceeding 3 
for the subjects taken in the Examination. In the First Class 
are placed those whose average mark does not exceed i ; in the 
Second Class those who have an average of between i and 2 ; in 
the Third Class those who have an average of between 2 and 3. 



1898.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 221 

The names in each year stand in the order of merit ; but, on 
account of the difference in subjects, no attempt is made to 
compare one year with another. In Greek and Hebrew there 
are two Papers — an easier and a more difficult. It is plain 
that it would not be fair to classify together those who took 
the easier and those who took the harder Papers, without 
distinguishing them by discriminating marks. The Committee 
has consequently attached diacritic marks to the names in the 
Honours List as follows : (a) Higher Greek and Hebrew ; 
(J)) Greek and Hebrew — one Higher, one Lower ; {c) Lower 
Greek and Hebrew ; {d) Greek, but not Hebrew ; {e) neither 
Greek nor Hebrew. A dagger (t) is prefixed to the names 
of those in the Honours List who postponed any portion 
of their Examination. The Honours List for this year is 
as follows : 

First Year. — First Class : (a) F. H. Benson, B. A., («) S. N. 
Hoare, M.A., and (a) H. C. J. Sidnell (bracketed equal) ; (a) 
tR. W. Harding; (d) W. F. Moulton, M.A., and {a) W. H. 
Spencer (bracketed equal). — Second Class : {a) tW. J. Bush 
and {a) t A. L. Heap (bracketed equal) ; («) J. H. Hocken, («) 
J. R. Irving, and («) W. M. Johnson (bracketed equal) ; {a) J. 
W. Fielding and (a) J. S, R!eece (bracketed equal).— Third 
Class : {a) H. P. Boase, {a) J. Graham, (a) H. W. Perkins, 
B. A., and (a) LI. Roberts (bracketed equal) ; (rf) O. J. Letcher, 
{a) R. P. Lowe, {d) W. G. Mitchell, and {a) J. Whalley 
(bracketed equal); (b) R. Brimacombe. {a) G. Baxendale, 
B.Sc, who enters on his first year of Probation in 1898, 
attains Second Class Honours. 

Second Year. — First Class : («) G. Allen, B.A. ; {a) C. F. 
Hunter, B.A., and (a) W. F. Lofthouse, M.A. (bracketed 
equal ; {a) C. R. Butcher and (a) H. M. Draper (bracketed 
equal).— -Second Class : (a) E. J. Ives and {d) J. Lloyd 
(bracketed equal) ; (a) W. H. Dyer, (a) J. Freeman, (a) W. 
Fytche, and (a) F. V. Walker (bracketed equal).— Third Class : 
{a) D. Roberts and (a) Thomas Smith (bracketed equal) ; 
{b) C. Annis, {e) D. C. Davies, (^0 t J. J. Leedal, ^a^ ^^ . 



222 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. [1898. 

Looker, (e) W. H. Pritchard, {a) G. R. H. Shafto, and {a) 
T. E. Thompson (bracketed equal); {d) G. C. Gould, (a) tj. 
Holmes, and {a) T. May, M.A. (bracketed equal); (b) tA. 
Brookes and {d) H. G. Wilkinson (bracketed equal). 

Third Year. — First Class : (a) C R. Smith, B.A. ; {a) R. 
S. Armsby, B.A. ; («) A. T. Burbridge, B.A. ; {a) S. M. 
Butters, B.A.— Second Class : {d) W. Hoad and (a) V. Wills 
(bracketed equal) ; {a) T. H. Davies, (a) H. R. Glanville, and 
{d) E. Roberts (bracketed equal) ; {a) J. H. Kay. — ^Third Class : 
(a) J. Manning; {d) F. Edwards, {d) tR. M. Gautrey, and 
{b) T. W. Meredith (bracketed equal); {b) J. Hannah and 
{d) E. C. Lansdown (bracketed equal); (^ J. W. Allcock, 
la) tT. H. Fenn, (a) G. B. Miller, and (d) E. J. Padfield 
(bracketed equal). 

Fourth Year. — First Class : (a) E. Greeves and {a) E. D. 
Jackson, B.A. (bracketed equal) ; (a) E. T. Simpson, B.A. — 
Second Class : (a) H. E. Wright, B.A. ; («) M. Phillipson, B.A. ; 
(a) T. L. Climer, {d) M. E. Jones (wrongly printed E. M. Jones 
in the Honours List last year, Minutes^ 1897, p. 211), {a) J. C. 
Jowett, and {b) H. H. Minchin (bracketed equal). — Third 
Class : (a) T. H. Barratt, B A. ; («) A. D. Baskerville and {e) 
R. W. Jones (bracketed equal) ; («) G. H. Bloye, {c) Thomas 
Davies, (a) S. B. Gregory, B.A., (e) D. G. Jones, and {e) John 
Smith (c) (bracketed equal) ; {b) J. C. Adlard, {b) B. L K. Cow- 
ling, {b) T. B. Hindsley, and {e) LI. A. Jones (bracketed equal) ; 
{d) J. Barlow, {b) R. Bond, {b) W. R. Cox, {c) J. Martin, and 
{c) S. R. Rees (bracketed equal), {e) W. E. Rees and (c) W. 
Piatt have only taken four subjects, and will complete their 
examination in their ordination year. They attain the standard 
of Second and Third Class respectively. 

2. General Regulations. — (i ) The Examination of Preachers 
on Trial shall be conducted by a Connexional Board of Exami- 
ners, to consist of one Examiner in each subject contained in the 
course of reading prescribed for the four years of probation. 

(2) In addition to the Probationers' Examination Committee, 
three General Examination Secretaries shall be appointed. 



1898.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON fklAL 223 

(3) Arrangements shall be made at the September District 
Synod for the Examination of Preachers on Trial in the 
District. The places of Examination shall be chosen with a 
view to reducing as much as possible the travelling expenses 
involved. For this purpose it shall be allowed, where deemed 
advisable, that Probationers from different Districts may be 
examined in the same centre. Every Probationer may claim 
the third-class railway fare to and from the place of Examina- 
tion. These expenses shall be defrayed, together with other 
expenses of the Examination, from the Home Mission and 
Contingent Fund and from the Theological Institution Fund, in 
such proportions as the Committees of those Funds may decide. 
The Conference recommends that examination centres be so 
arranged at the September District Synods (or, where necessary, 
by consultation between the General Secretaries and the 
District Examination Secretaries) that no Probationer shall 
have to travel more than thirty miles by rail to his examination. 
(4) At the September District Synod a District Probationers' 
Examination Secretary shall be appointed, with Assistant 
Secretaries if necessary, so as to provide a Secretary to take 
charge of each Central Examination in the District ; and each 
Secretary shall be held responsible for the efficient conduct 
of the Central Examination. Where the distances allow, at 
least two Probationers shall be examined at each centre. 
The Secretaries for adjoining Districts shall confer before the 
end of September, with a view to fixing suitable centres for 
the Examination of Probationers stationed near the borders of 
the Districts. Full and clear instructions as to the course to 
be pursued shall be forwarded to the Secretaries by the General 
Secretaries. 

(5) The Examination shall be held in two parts, the first 
in the month preceding Christmas, the second in the spring ; 
and it shall take place throughout the Connexion on the same 
days, which shall be fixed from year to year. 

(6) The Examination Papers, prepared under the direction 
of the Committee, shall be sent by the General SecteXax\s:& V:^ 



Ji24 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. [1898. 

each District Elxamination Secretary, whose duty it shall be to 
distribute them at the Central Examination, and by the earliest 
post transmit to the General Secretaries the Papers written by 
the several Probationers at those Elxaminations. 

(7) The Probationers' Papers shall be forwarded by the 
General Secretaries to the Elxaminers for valuation, and eadi 
Examiner shall send to them the results of his valuation of the 
Papers shown by numbers, together with such remarks upon 
them as he may think desirable. 

In the case of the North and South Wales Districts, such 
variations from the foregoing arrangements are permitted as 
the Examination Secretaries may find necessary. 

(8) The General Secretaries shall compile from the returns 
of the Examiners a complete Report upon the examination of 
each Probationer, and forward it to the District Examination 
Secretary, to be presented by him to the May District Synod, 
together with such remarks on the Examination of the 
Preachers on Trial in the District as he may think desirable. 
The numbers obtained by each Preacher on Trial in the 
several subjects of Elxamination shall be entered on the 
Minutes of the District Synod. The Resolutions of the District 
Synods on the Examination of Preachers on Trial shall be for- 
warded to the General Secretaries by the District Examination 
Secretaries. 

(9) The Conference directs the General Examination Secre- 
taries to send, in May, to each District Synod having one or 
more Candidates for Ordination, a Report showing the result 
of the Examination of every such Candidate during each year 
of his probation. 

(10) The General Secretaries shall prepare and present to 
the Conference a General Report upon the Elxamination of 
the Preachers on Trial. 

3. The following Ministers are appointed the Probationers' 
Examination Committee for the ensuing year ; via. the Presi- 
dent of the Conference, the Ex-President, the Secretary ; the 
Tutors of the four BtancYies o^ ^eTVy^\o^c3i^\D^\^s^i<^^^^ 



1898.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 225 

General Examination Secretaries ; the Rev. George W. Olver, 
B.A., Dr. Rigg, and Dr. Stephenson. 

The Rev. James Hope Moulton, M.A., is appointed the 
Secretary of this Committee. 

4. The Rev. George G. Findlay, B.A., is appointed, and the 
Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, B. A., and James Hope Moulton, 
M.A., are re>appointed, General Examination Secretaries. 

5. The following are the subjects of Examination for the year 
1898-9; viz, 

(i) For Preachers in the First Year of trial : 

December, 
i. Church History a.d. 70--170. 
ii. (a) Acts xv-xx, in Greek (advanced) ; or 

(b) Acts xv-xx, in Greek (easier) ; or 

(c) Acts, in English. 

March. 
iii. (a) St. Matthew's Gospel, in Greek ; * or 

(b) St. Matthew's Gospel, in English.* 
iv. (a) Deuteronomy v-ii, in Hebrew (advanced) ; or 

(b) Ruth, in Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Deuteronomy, in English. 

(2) For Preachers in the Second Year of trial : 

December, 

• 

i. Robertson : Early Religion of Israel, 
ii. (a) I St. Peter, in Greek (advanced) ; or 

(b) I St. Peter, in Greek (easier) ; or 

(c) I St. Peter and i St. John, in English. 

March, 
iii. (a) Romans i-viii, in Greek ; * or 

(b) Romans i-viii, in English.* 
iv. (a) Isaiah vii-xiv, in Hebrew (advanced) ; or 

(b) Genesis xl and xli, in Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Isaiah i-xxx, in English. 

* These *papers (Hi., a and b) bear on introduction, subject-matter 
(including doctrine), exegesis, and criticism. 



226 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. [1891; 

(3) For Preachers in the Third Year of trial : 

December. 
i. Pope : Person of Christ, 
ii. (a) I Corinthians xiii-xvi, in Greek {advanced) ]9r 

{b) I Corinthians xiii-xvi, in Greek (easUr)\ or 

(c) I Corinthians, in English. 

March. 
iii. (a) Hebrews, in Greek ; * or 

(b) Hebrews, in English.* 
iv, {a) Job i-vii, in Hebrew (advanced) ; or 

(b) Isaiah xxxv, xxxvi, xxxvii, in Hebrew 

(easier) ; or 

(c) Job i-xxxi, in English. 

(4) For Preachers in the Fourth Year of trial : 

December. 
ii. (a) I and 2 Timothy, in Greek (advanced) ; or 

(b) I and 2 Timothy, in Greek (easier) ; or 

(c) I and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon, in 

English. ' 
iii. (a) St. John's Gospel, in Greek ;* or 
(b) St John's Gospel, in English.* 

March. 

i. Rigg : Comparative View ot Church Organisa- 
tions (third edition) ; and 
Lightfoot : Essay on the Christian Ministry, 
iv. (a) Psalms xc-ciii, in Hebrew (adtfanced) ; or 

(b) Psalms xc, xci, xcii, xcv, ciii, and civ, in 

Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Psalms, Book I., in English. 

V. Wesley's Works : Sermons i-xxx (Book Room 

Edition); and 

Notes on Romans ; and 

Treatise on Original Sin. 

♦ These papers (iii,, a and b) bear on introduction, subject-matter 
(including doctrine)^ exe^eaVs, aM ct\X\^\%m, 



EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 227 

le following are the subjects of Examination for the 
199-1900; viz. 

' For Preachers in the First Year of trial : 
December. 
i. Hort : The Christian Ecclesia ; and 

„ Judaistic Christianity, 
ii. (a) Acts xsii-xxviii, in Greek (advancerf) ; or 
(6) Acts xxii-xxviii, in Greek (caster) ; or 
(c) Acts, in English. 

iii. {a) St Luke's Gospel, in Greek ; • or 

(*) St. Luke's Gospel, in English.* 
iv. {a) Deuteronomy xxviii-sxxii, in Hebrew {ad- 
vanced); or 

(b) Ruth, in Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Deuteronomy, in English. 

I For Preachers in the Second Year of trial ; 
December. 
i. Riehm: Messianic Prophecy (second edition), 
ii. (a) Colosaians and Philemon, in Greek (ad- 
vanced); or 
(b) Colossians and Philemon, in Greek (easier) ; or 
(^ Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon, in 
English. 

March. 
iii. (a) St. John's Gospel, in Greek;* or 

(b) St. John's Gospel, in English.* 
iv. (a) laaiah Iviii-lxvi, in Hebrew {advanced); or 

(b) Genesis xliii-xlv, in Hebrew (easier); or 

(c) Isaiah zl-lxvi, in English. 

se papers (iii, a and b) are specially on introduclioti, WLyjeiA- 
xegesis, and eriticism. 



228 Examination of preachers on trial. [1898. 

(3) For Preachers in the Third Year of trial : 

December, 

i. Dale: The Atonement. 

ii. {a) Revelation i-iii and xx-xxii, in Greek (<wf- 
vanced); or 
{b) Revelation i-iii and xx-xxii, in Greek (easier) ; 

or 
{c) Revelation, in English. 

March. 
iii. {a) Galatians, in Greek;* or 

{b) Galatians, in English.* 
iv. (a) Job i-vii, in Hebrew {advanced) ; or 

(b) Malachi, in Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Job i-xxxi, in English. 

(4) For Preachers in the Fourth Year of trial : 

December. 

ii. (a) Romans iz-xiv, in Greek (advanced) ; or 
' (b) Romans ix-xiv, in Greek (easier) ; or 

(c) Romans vii-xvi, in English, 
iii. (a) Acts, in Greek ; * or 

(b) Acts, in English.* 

March. 

i. Rigg: Comparative View ot Church Organisations 
(third edition) ; and 
Lightfoot : Essay on the Christian Ministry, 
iv. (a) Psalms civ-cx, in Hebrew (advanced) ; ot 

(b) Psalms cx-cxvii, in Hebrew (easier) ; or 

(c) Psalms, xlii-lxxxiz, in Engli^. 

V. Wesley's Works : Sermons xxxi-liii (Book 

Room Edition) ; and 

Notes on Hebrews and James ; and 

Christian Perfection. 

* These papers (iii., m and b) bear on introduction, subject-matter 
(including doctrine), exegesis, and criticism. 



1898.] EXAMINATION OP PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 229 

7. The Conference requires every Probationer who is 
acquainted with Greek and Hebrew to take the Greek and 
Hebrew subjects which are specified in the list of subjects for 
his year. Every Probationer who has been a Student in the 
Theological Institution shall be examined in these Greek and 
Hebrew subjects, unless the Tutors under whom he studied, 
having taken into consideration his attainments on leaving 
the Institution, are of opinion that these examinations cannot 
reasonably be required in his case. In each year two Greek 
and two Hebrew papers shall be provided, of different degrees 
of difficulty ; and, not later than October i in each year, the 
Committee shall decide, on the recommendation of the Tutors, 
what Probationers cannot reasonably be expected to take the 
more difficult papers. If other Probationers wish to take 
the easier paper in Greek or Hebrew, they shall be at liberty 
to do so, but will thereby become ineligible for Honours. In 
the case of Hebrew, the subject set for the easier paper shall 
be specially selected to suit the acquirements of elementary 
students. Those who take the advanced paper shall receive 
special recognition in the Report of the Examination. 

8. The subject marked iii. in the list for each year may be 
taken either in Greek or in English by tho^e Probationers 
who, in the portions of the Greek Testament prescribed for 
their respective years, take the advanced papers. All who 
take the subject in Greek shall receive special recognition in 
the Report of the Examination. 

9. The Conference requires every Probationer of the First, 
Second, and Third Years respectively to be examined in the 
four subjects set for his year. 

10. Probationers of the Fourth Year, and all Candidates for 
Ordination, shall take in March a paper on portions of Wesley^s 
Works, to be chosen from year to year. Every Probationer 
of the Fourth Year shall be examined also in the subjects 
marked i., ii., iii., and iv., in the subjects for his year. 

n. Whenever a Probationer obtains a lower grade than 5 
(see p. 219) for any paper, representing a minimum of thirty 



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230 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL, [1898. 

per cent of the full credit obtainable, he shall be re-examined 
in the same subject, and the results of both Examinations shall 
be specially reported to the Conference. In the Examinations 
on the Hebrew Bible and Greek Testament, questions on points 
of grammar shall form an essential part of every paper set. 

12. The second Examination referred to in the last paragraph 
shall take place before the end of April, in order that the 
District Synod may be made acquainted with the result. 

13. In no' case shall the Examination, in whole or in part, 
be postponed without the sanction of the General Examination 
Secretaries, the Chairman of the District, and the Super- 
intendent of the Circuit. A special report of each postpone- 
ment shall be presented to the May Synod. 

14. Every Probationer shall, not later than September 21, 
1898, inform the Rev. James Hope Moulton, M.A., 3, Qmen 
Anne Terrace, Cambridge, what subjects he will present for 
Elxamination. 

15. Every Probationer, whether appointed to a Circuit or 
on the List of Reserve, shall be examined in the subjects of 
his year. 

1 6. If any Student be removed from the Theological Insti- 
tution for Circuit work later than Christmas Day in any year, 
he shall not be expected to take the subjects prescribed for the 
examination of Probationers ; but provision shall be made for 
his being examined, not later than June, in four subjects 
arranged by his Tutors and the General Examination Secre- 
taries, in accordance with the course of study he pursued 
before leaving the Institution. In every instance three of the 
subjects presented for Examination shall be books (or portions 
of books) of Scripture. The result of this Examination shall 
be reported to the Conference, and shall be included in the 
special report required in the case of all Candidates for Ordi- 
nation. The Examination of men on the President's List of 
Reserve who have not entered upon the four years of pro- 
bation shall be arranged on a similar principle. 

17. The days of Examination for the ensuing year shall be 



1898.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL. 231 

Friday, December 2, 1898, and Friday, March 31, 1899. 
For the Fourth Year there will also be a paper in the even- 
ing of Thursday, March 30. The Conference directs that 
these days be kept free from Circuit engagements for the 
Probationers. 

18. Should any Probationer be prevented by illness, or other- 
wise, from attending the Annual Examination, the General Sec- 
retaries shall, in concert with the Chairman of the District in 
which he is stationed, make suitable provision for his Examina- 
tion. In every case, notification should be sent to the Rev. 
James Hope Moulton, M.A., as early as possible. Permission 
for such postponement shall be given only on the ground of 
illness, or other serious emergency arising at the time of 
the Examination. 

19. The Conference sees no sufficient reason for the exemp- 
tion of those brethren who have formerly been Ministers in 
other Churches from the usual course of reading and examina- 
tion prescribed by the Conference, for Preachers on Trial, and 
directs that they be required to observe such regulations. 

20. The Examination Committee is instructed to prepare 
and send to each Probationer, early in October, a list of books 
specially recommended for the reading of Preachers on Trial, 
some of which shall have particular reference to the scriptural 
doctrine of the Church. With this shall be sent a classified 
form on which the Probationer shall describe his reading, 
theological and general, for the year. This form is to be 
sent in to the Chairman of the District at least a week before 
the meeting of the May Synod. The Conference directs that 
when the Book Lists of Preachers on Trial are under con- 
sideration in the Synods, the Chairmen shall note how far 
their reading has been guided by the recommended list. The 
list for the year 1898-1899 is as follows : 

Section I. The Doctrine of the Church. 

Lightfoot : Essay on the Christian Ministry. 
Hort : The Christian Ecclesia, 



232 EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL, [1898. 

Rigg : Comparative View of Church Organisations. 

„ Oxford High Anglicanism. 
Gregory : Handbook of Scriptural Church Principles and 

of Wesleyan Methodist Polity and History. 
Hatch : Influence of Greek Ideas and Usages on the 

Christian Church. 
Ramsay: The Church in the Roman Empire before 

A,D. 170. 
Bright : Waymarks in Church History. 

„ Roman See in the Early Church. 
Sohm : Outlines of Church History. 
Schafif : Apostolic Christianity, a.d. i-ioo, 2 vols. 
„ Ante-Nicene Christianity, a.d. 100-325, 2 vols. 
„ Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity, a.d. 325- 

600, 2 vols. 
„ Mediaeval Christianity, a.d. 590-1073, 2 vols. 
„ Modern Christianity. The German Reformation, 
A.D. 1517-1530, 2 vols. 
Moeller : History of the Christian Church, 2 vols. 
Cheetham : History of the Christian Church during the 

First Six Centuries. 
Wesley's Journals. 

Smith (Dr. G.) : History of Wesleyan Methodism, 3 vols. 
Hort : Ante-Nicene Fathers. 

Section II. General. 

Revised Version of the Apocrypha. 

Forrest : The Christ of History and Experience. 

Salmond : The Christian Doctrine of Immortality. 

Laidlaw : The Bible Doctrine of Man. 

Allen : Christian Institutions. 

Fisher: History of Christian Doctrine. 

Findlay : Fernley Lecture. 

Chapman : Fernley Lecture. 

Orr : Christian View of God and the World. 

Bruce: Apologetics. 



1898.] EXAMINATION OF PREACHERS ON TRIAL, 233 

Sanday : Inspiration. 

Beet : Through Christ to God. 

Westcott : The Incarnation and Common Life. 

Dale : Christian Doctrine. 

„ Nine Lectures on Preaching. 
Lightfoot : Essays on Supernatural Religion. 

„ Biblical Essays. 

Denney : Studies in Theology. 
Moulton (Dr. R. G.) : Literary Study of the Bible. 
Driver : Sermons on the Old Testament. 
Riehm : Messianic Prophecy. 
Ryle : Canon of the Old Testament 
Andrews : Life of our Lord. 

Schurer : Jewish People in Time of Christ, Division I. 
Robertson : Old Testament and its Contents. 
Ramsay : Paul the Traveller and Roman Citizen. 
Spiers : Methodist Temperance Manual. 
Smith (G.) : History of Missions. 

21. The following Ministers are appointed the Board of Exa- 
miners for the ensuing year : The Rev. Charles W. Andrews, 
B.D., William Backhouse, M.A., John Baker (b), M.A., John 
Shaw Banks, T. Hardy Banks, B.A., William T. A. Barber, 
M.A., B.D., J. Anthony Barnes, B.A., William O. Barratt, 
John A. Barrow-Clough, B.D., Dr. Beet, Alfred Bradfield, 
B.A., William Bradfield, B.A., Francis F. Bretherton, B.A., 
Edward Brentnall, M.A., Frederick J. Briggs, W. Arthur 
Browne, B.A., Arminius Burgess, Henry Burton, M.A., James 
Chapman, J. Alexander Clapperton, M.A., S. Birt Coley, 
Arthur W. Cooke, M.A., James Crabtree, W. Burkitt Dalby, 
Dr. Davison, William Done, Charles O. Eldridge, B.A., 
Dr. Finnemore, William Foster, B.A., Alfred J. French, B.A., 
Alfred S. Geden, M.A., Richard Green, J. Robinson Gregory, 
Theophilus S. Gregory, B.A., William H. Groves, M.A., 
George A, Guest, M.A., T. Galland Hartley, Henry G. High- 
field, B.A., James H. Hodson, B.D., Arthur Hoyle, T. Ferrier 



234 EXAMINATION OF [1898. 

Hulme, M.A«, John Hutcheon, M.A«, W, Percy Hntton, B.A., 
J. Addison Ingle, M.A«, E. Douglas Jackson, B.A. George 
Jackson, B.A., James Lewis (a), F. Warburton Lewis, B.A., 
J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A., Henry 
H. M'Cullagh, B.A., Joseph T. L. Maggs, B.A., B.D., Arthur 
Moorhouse, M.A., B.D., Harold C. Morton, B.A., R. Waddy 
Moss, Wilfrid J. Moulton, B.A., Charles D. Newman, Dr. 
Nicholson, George Oyston, B.A., George Patterson, Valentine 
W. Pearson, B.A., R. Martin Pope, M.A., Dr. Randies, R. 
Montgomery Rees, M.A., J. Holland Ritson, M.A., G. Stringer 
Rowe, Arthur E. Sharpley, B.D., John S. Simon, William 
F. Slater, M.A., William Spiers, M.A., Thomas Stephenson, 
B.A., John G. Tasker, William A. L. Taylor, B.A., John 
Telford, B.A., Joseph Todhunter, Alfred H. Vine, John T. 
Waddy, B.A., Albert H. Walker, B.A., George Whelpton, 
M.A., Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., T. Lawry Withington, 
Herbert B. Workman, M.A., H. Lefroy Yorke, M.A., B.D., 
and the General Examination Secretaries. 

22, The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Board 
of Examiners for their services during the past year ; and also 
to the Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., and James Hope 
Moulton, M.A., for their services as General Examination 
Secretaries. 



EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE 

MINISTRY. 

Q. XV. What are the directions of the Con- 
ference respecting the Examination of Candidates 
for the Ministry? 

A. I. (i) No Candidate for the Ministry shall be received 
who does not possess a &ir acquaintance with English Grammar, 
Orthography, Arithmetic, Geography, and History. 

(2) In any case in which a Candidate has not resided for 
two years continuously in the Circuit from which he is 
recommended, the Superintendent of that Circuit shall obtain 



1898.] CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY. 235 

a written report concerning him from his former Superin- 
tendent or Superintendents, so as to cover the previous two 
years, and present the same to the March Quarterly Meeting 
and to the District Synod. 

(3) A preliminary Examination by papers, which shall be 
prepared each year by the Tutors of the several Branches of 
the Theoldgical Institution in turn, shall be conducted, before 
the session of the District Synod, by a Sub-Committee, who 
shall value the answers of the Candidates ; the report of their 
valuation to be sent to the District Synod concerned. This 
Sub-Committee shall be appointed by the Conference. The 
answers shall be written in the presence of the Superintendents 
of the Circuits by which the Candidates are recommended, or 
of one or more other Ministers. This Examination shall be 
held on Thursday, April 13, 1899. 

The Sub-Committee for this year shall consist of the Rev. 
G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., William Foster, B.A., Henry 
Martin, M.A., J. Holland Ritson, M.A. 

(4) Candidates who have matriculated at the London 
University, or have passed an equivalent entrance examination 
at any other University in the United Kingdom, or have passed 
the Oxford or Cambridge Senior Local Examination, or 
obtained a Queen's Scholarship as Candidates for Admission 
into a Training College, are exempt from the preliminary 
Examination. 

(5) In order to secure, as far as practicable, uniformity of 
valuation, figures showing the number of marks obtainable 
by a complete answer shall be placed at the end of each 
question ; and no Candidate shall be considered to have passed 
a satisfactory examination who does not gain one-fourth of 
the maximum number of marks allotted to the whole of 
the papers. No Candidate shall be excused from the prelimi- 
nary Examination on the ground that he has passed it in a 
former year. 

(6) No Candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum 
number of marks in the preliminary E};;amination sh^l undergo 



236 EXAMINATION OF [1898. 

the usual Examination by the District Synod unless, in the 
judgment of the Synod, he possesses such special gifts as to 
justify an exceptional procedure. 

2. (i) Every Preacher who is recommended for Admission 
on Trial shall, at or before the time of the May District 
Synod, preach in the presence of, at least, three of the 
Ministers of the Synod, to be selected by the Chairman, 
exclusive of the Superintendent by whom the Candidate is 
proposed ; and a special report of the Sermon shall be made 
in the District Synod, and immediately forwarded, in writing, 
to the Secretaries of the Committee for the Examination of 
Candidates. 

(2) Arrangements shall be made by the May District Synod 
for the hearing of each Candidate by two Ministers of the 
District, in addition to those who have heard him before his 
recommendation by the Synod ; and such Ministers shall im- 
mediately forward their Report to the Rev. Peter Thompson, 
583, Commercial Road, London, E. They are requested not to 
fix marks of value. 

(3) In the case of Candidates from the Zetland District, 
arrangements shall be made by the Secretaries of the Com- 
mittee for the Examination of Candidates for the second trial 
sermon to be preached in England. 

N.B, — ^Three different Trial Sermons are required from each 
Candidate ; two preached, and one sent in manuscript. 

(4) District Synods are empowered to examine by Special 
Committee those Candidates who, for exceptional reasons, are 
prevented from being present at the appointed time of Exa- 
mination; every such case to be specially recorded in the 
Minutes of the Synod, and reported to the Conference. 

3. The Special Examination of Candidates for the Ministry 
who have passed the District Synods shall be conducted by 

b a Committee in two Sections, having charge of Examinations to 
^k be held simultaneously at Richmond and Didsbury, respectively. 
H This Examination shall be held in the week following Sunday, 
WL Julyp, i8pp. 



1898.] CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY. 237 

(i) The two Sections of this Committee shall be constituted 
as follows : 

(i.) The Southern Section, to meet at Richmond, shall 
consist of the President of the Conference ; the Ex-Presidents 
living in the London and adjoining Districts; two of the 
Secretaries of the Missionary Society ; the Tutors and 
Governors of the Richmond and Birmingham Branches ; the 
Local Secretary of the Richmond Branch; the Secretary of 
the Home Mission Committee ; one of the General Secretaries 
of the Examination Committee ; the Rev. Robert Culley ; 
together with twelve other Ministers of the three London 
Districts, four of whom shall be elected by the May Synod of 
each of the said Districts. 

(ii.) The Northern Section, to meet at Didsbury, shall 
consist of the Ex-Presidents living in the Manchester and 
adjoining Districts ; two of the Secretaries of the Missionary 
Society ; the Tutors and Governors of the Didsbury and 
Headingley Branches; the Local Secretary of the Didsbury 
Branch; one of the General Secretaries of the Examination 
Committee ; the Rev. Simpson Johnson ; together with twenty- 
one Ministers of the Liverpool, Manchester, and Bolton 
Districts, seven of whom shall be elected by the May Synod 
of each of the said Districts. 

N,B, — ^The Tutors of the Theological Institution shall con- 
duct the Oral Examination of Candidates before the Committee. 

(2) Two Sub-Committees, to read and report on the manu- 
script sermons of the Candidates, shall be annually appointed 
as follows : one for the Southern Section, consisting of six 
Ministers, two of whom shall be chosen by the District Synod 
of each of the three London Districts from among the Ministers 
elected by it as members of the Examination Committee ;' and 
another for the Northern Section, consisting of six Ministers, 
two of whom shall be chosen by the District Synods of the 
Liverpool, Manchester, and Bolton Districts respectively, from 
among the Ministers elected by them as members of the 
Examination Committee. 



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238 EXAMINATION OF [1898. 

(3) The Literary Paper for the Examination shall be pre- 
pared, in succession, by the Tutors in Biblical Literature and in 
Classics of each of the four Branches of the Theological Insti- 
tution ; and the Theological Paper for the Examination shall be 
prepared, in succession, by the Theological Tutors of the said 
four Branches. 

(4) The Tutors in Biblical Literature and in Classics of the 
Richmond and Birmingham Branches shall be the Literary 
Examiners for the Southern Section of the Committee ; and 
the Tutors in Biblical Literature and in Classics of the Didsbury 
and Headingley Branches shall be the Literary Examiners for 
the Northern Section of the Committee. 

(5) Candidates who are Graduates of any University in the 
United Kingdom shall not be required to take the Literary 
Paper. 

(6) The Examiners of the Papers in Theology, written by 
the Candidates, shall be appointed as follows : the First and 
Second London, the Liverpool, and the Manchester District 
Synods shall each appoint one Examiner from among the 
Ministers elected by it as Members of the Examination Com- 
mittee; thus providing two Examiners for each of the two 
Sections. 

(7) In connexion with each Section of the Committee two 
Medical Examiners shall be employed, one of whom shall be a 
^specialist on residence in a tropical climate. 

(8) The Rev. Albert Clayton, General Secretary of the 
Theological Institution, and the Rev. Peter Thompson, are 
appointed General Secretaries of the Examination Committee. 

(9) All communications relating to Candidates, and the 
Reports on their sermons heard after the District Synods, 
must be addressed to the Rev. Peter Thompson, 583, Com- 
mercial Road, London, E, 

(10) The Local Secretary of the Richmond Branch of the 
Theological Institution and the Rev. Robert Culley are 
appointed to act as Examination Secretaries for the Southern 
Section \ and the Local Secretary for the Did3bury Branch and 



1898.] CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY. 239 

the Rev. Simpson Johnson to act as Examination Secretaries 
for the Northern Section. 

4. System of Marking in Examinations. — In valuing all Exa- 
minations and Trial Sermons, a system of marks by numbers 
from I to 7 shall be adopted : number i being the highest 
value, and 7 the lowest. The seven grades shall signify respec- 
tively, Excellent, Very good. Good, Fair, Moderate, Poor, Very 
poor. The marks i, 2, 3, denote three grades of an Honours 
Division ; and 4, 5, 6, 7, four grades in a Pass Division ; 
" average " quality being indicated by the mark 4 (fair), 

5. Candidates from the Welsh Districts. 

(i) The Conference directs that Candidates from the North 
and South Wales Districts shall be examined alternately by 
the two Sections of the Examination Committee, and that 
a Minister be elected to be a Member of this Committee by 
the North or the South Wales District Synod, according as the 
Examination is held at Didsbury or Richmond. 

(2) Candidates from the Welsh Districts are required, if able, 
to preach two sermons in connexion with the Annual District 
Synod, one in Welsh and one in English. 

(3) Candidates for the Ministry from the Welsh Districts who 
are able to preach in English, and who pass their Examinations 
in English, shall be regarded as eligible for the general work. 

6. Candidates from Ireland for Foreign Mission Work. — 
(See Minutes, 1886, pp. 203, 204.) 

7. The names of the Candidates who come before the 
Candidates' Examination Committee shall be presented to the 
Conference in three sections : (i) those who are unanimously 
recommended; (2) those upon whom a divided vote was 
taken, with the result of the voting (in recording the voting, 
the number of neutrals shall be given) ; (3) those who are 
unanimously declined. 

N,B, — When a Candidate has been recommended by a divided 
vote in the Examination Committee, he shall be only provision- 
ally accepted until the entire list of Candidates has been con- 
sidered, when the Conference shall finally decide his case. 



240 DISCIPUNE COMMITTEES. [1898. 

8. Except when the Conference directs otherwise, accepted 
Candidates shall be sent forthwith to the Institution. 

9. Training of Candidates for the Welsh Ministry. 

(i) In cases in which Candidates for the Ministry recom- 
mended by the Welsh Synods possess exceptional qualifica- 
tions, and in which the District Synod and July Committee 
are of opinion that a course of training at a Welsh University 
College would be of special advantage to the Candidates and 
to our work in the Principality, such Candidates may be 
permitted to spend some time in connexion with a University 
College, without cost to any Connexional Fund, before they 
are formally recognised and> accepted as Candidates for the 
Ministry by the Conference. 

(2) While pursuing his studies at a University College, 
every such Candidate shall be placed under the special 
pastoral care of a Minister resident in the town in which the 
College is situated, who shall present a special report on his 
conduct and preaching work during the year to the District 
Synod and to the Conference. 

(3) At the close of his term of study at the University 
College, every such Candidate shall, on the recommendation of 
the District Synod, and provided the Conference be satisfied 
as to his continued fitness for our work, be fully accepted as a 
Candidate for the Ministry, and shall afterwards receive such 
training in our Institution as the Conference may direct. 



DISCIPLINE COMMITTEES. 

THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 

Q. XVI. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference with regard to the Discipline Committees 
for the Theological Institution ? 

A. I. The General Discipline Committee shall consist of all 
the Members of the Local Discipline Committees, and shall 
meet at the least twice a year; the first Meeting to be in 
anticipation of the second Quarterly Meeting of the General 



1898.] DtSaPUNB COMMITTEES. 241 

Committee of the Theological Institution, and the second to 
take place before the fourth Quarterly Meeting of the same 
General Committee. 

2. Each Local Discipline Committee shall meet qiiarterly, 
and at every meeting enquiry shall be made whether there 
is any objection to each Student. 

N,B. — This enquiry shall include all questions affecting his 
moral and religious character, observance of College rules, 
attention to studies, preaching ability, competency for our 
work, and health. 

3. In any case of discipline, when the Local Discipline Com- 
mittee shall so decide, a Meeting of the General Discipline 
Committee shall be called to consider the case ; and on receiv- 
ing notice thereof, the General Secretary shall, in consultation 
with the President of the Conference, arrange for such meeting. 
The place and time shall be fixed by the President. 

4. Subject to the foregoing provision, the Local Discipline 
Committees shall retain the power of summary action in urgent 
cases, and in cases of idleness or incompetence. 

5. The Local Discipline Committee, on dismissing a Student 
from College, shall have power to determine all points con- 
cerning his status, employment, and maintenance until the 
next meeting of the General Discipline Committee, whose 
decision shall take effect until Conferente. 

6. All cases of discipline during the year, at any Branch of 
the Institution, shall be reported to the General Discipline 
Committee at its meeting immediately before Conference. 

7. The Governor of the Institution House shall answer for 
the Students to the Conference. 

8. In the resolutions of the Conference, 1883, on the con- 
stitution and powers of the Discipline Committees, the words 
'' that a list of Ministers so appointed shall be forwarded to 
the Nomination Committee" are deleted, resolution No, 4 is 
rescinded, and the resolutions so modified are as follows : 

(i) Inasmuch as from the beginning of the Institution the 
custom has been to refer to the Discipline Committee of the 



242 DISCIPLINE COMMITTEES. [1898. 

Branch, consisting of Ministers only, all questions affecting 
the moral conduct, theological soundness, or general behaviour 
of the Students, and the Discipline Committee has reported to 
the Conference ; but in cases where the action of the Discipline 
Committee affected the residence of a Student, the custom has 
been to inform the Executive Committee of such action, the Con- 
ference directs : That no alteration be made in these customs, 
and that they be uniformly followed in all the Branches. 

(2) The Conference directs that the practice which prevails 
at some Branches shall be adopted at all ; viz, that in accept- 
ing the report of the Discipline Committee in regard to the 
reception as full Students of those who have been three months 
on probation, the vote of the Executive Committee shall be 
taken in each case separately. 

(3) The Conference shall appoint from year to year for each 
Branch of the Institution ten Ministers, who, in addition to 
the Tutors and Secretary of such Branch, shall constitute 
the Discipline Committee. The Secretaries of the Missionary 
Society shall be ex officio members of the Discipline Com- 
mittee of the Richmond Branch. 

^, When it is decided by the Local and General Discipline 
Committees that the full period of three years' training at 
College should in the case of any Student be shortened, the 
ministerial probation* of such Student shall not be reckoned 
as beginning until the Conference at which he would have 
completed his three years' training. This rule shall not apply 
to Students who have taken a Degree in any of the Universities 
of the United Kingdom. 

The Rev. Albert Clayton is the Secretary of the General 
Discipline Committee. 

10. The following are the members of the Local Discipline 
Committees : 

Richmond Branch. — ^The President, the Ex-President, and 
the Secretary of the Conference; the Tutors and Local 
Secretary; the Secretaries of the Missionary Society; the 
Rev. William J. Brown, Albert Clayton, Walford Green, 



1898.] NOMINATION COMMITTEE. 243 

Charles H. Kelly, Dr. Rigg, Richard Roberts, Alfred Sargent, 
Peter Thprnpson, William J. Tweddle, and Dr. Waller. 

Didsbury Branch. — ^The Tutors and Local Secretary; the 
Rev. Thomas J. Choate, James Crabtree, John W. Crake, 
William Jackson (a), Simpson Johnson, James Lewis (a), 
Daniel A. De' Mouilpied, William H. Thompson, Alfred H. 
Vine, and J. May dew Wamsley. 

Headingley Branch. — ^The Tutors and Local Secretary ; the 
Rev. Theophilus D. Anderson, B.A., Albert Bishop, W. Burkitt 
Dalby, John C. W. Gostick, Henry E. Gregg, William Jessop, 
James MTurk, James Pratt, J. Crompton Sowerbutts, and 
Silvester Whitehead. 

Birmingham Branch. — ^The Tutors and Local Secretary ; the 
Rev. Theodore Bishop, W. Milburn Briggs, Joseph Bush, 
Charles Dawe, Richard G. Dawson, Samuel T. House, Joseph 
Posnett, Enoch Salt, John J. Twells, and Frederick L. 
Wiseman, B.A. 



MISSIONARY SOCIETY. 

Q.. XVII. Who are the Members of the Mission- 
ary Society Committee of Discipline ? 

A. The Ministerial Officers and Members of the Missionary 
Committee, together with the following Ministers, being three 
from each London District : The Rev. George Charter, James 
Critchison, George Denton, William Hawken, Jabez Ingram, 
J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A., Charles F. 
Nightingale, and Ralph M. Spoor. 



NOMINATION COMMITTEE. 

Q. XVIII. Who is appointed the Ministerial 
Secretary of the Nomination Committee ? 

A. The Rev. James Chapman. 

The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
Thomas Allen for his efficient seryipes in this department 
during the past ten year^. 



244 [1898. 



BOOK AFFAIRS. 

Q. XIX. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference on receiving the Report of the Committee 
on Book Affairs? 

A. I. The Conference adopts the Report of the Book Com- 
mittee. 

2. The Conference resolves : 

(i) The Book Committee shall consist (a) of the following 
ex officio members: The President of the Conference, the 
Secretary of the Conference, the Ex-Presidents residing in the 
London and adjoining Districts, the Book Steward, the Con- 
nexional Editor, the Secretary of the Book Committee, the 
Secretary of the Tract Conmiittee, the Secretary of the Educa- 
tion Conmiittee, the Secretary of the Connexional Sunday- 
school Union, the Secretaries of the Missionary Society, the 
Secretary of the Home Mission and Contingent Fund, the 
Tutors at the Richmond Branch of the Theological Institution, 
and the Honorary Librarians of the Allan Library ; and (b) of 
twenty-five Ministers to be annually appointed by the Con- 
ference from those resident in the Metropolitan Postal and 
Police area. 

(2) A Finance and Consultation Committee, consisting of 
fourteen Members, including the Officers of the Book Room, 
shall be appointed by the Book Conunittee from its own Members 
at its first meeting after Conference. 

(3) Readers shall be annually chosen by the Book Com- 
mittee at its first meeting after Conference ; and one or more 
of these shall be selected by the Book Steward to read any 
Manuscript offered for publication, who shall make confidential 
reports to the Book Steward and Editor. 

The Book Steward shall report to the Committee, and the 
Committee shall have power to accept or reject Manuscripts. 

(4) The Tract Committee shall consist of the Officers of 
the Book Room and twelve other Ministers to be annually 



1898.] BOOK AFFAIRS. 345 

appointed by the Conference from those resident within the 
same area as the London Book Committee. The names of the 
Tract CoDunittee shall be printod in the MinuUs of Omferenct. 
The Tract Committee shall report, dirou^^ its Secretaiy, to 
the Bo(^ Conmiittee. 

3. The Book Conunittee for the ensning year shall ocKisist 
of the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, ItLA., President of the Con- 
fluence ; Marshall Hartley, Secret a ry; T^Hlliam Arthur, M^., 
Dr. Rigg, Dr. Gr^ory, Dr. Jenkins, Richard Roberts, J(^m 
WahoD, M^, Charles H. Kelly, Dr. Stephenson, Dr. Henry 
J. P<^K, Walford Green, Dr. Waller, A^^lliam L. Watkinson, 
Ex-Presdents ; Arthur Wood, B.A., Secretary of the Tract 
Committee; Robert CuDey, Se creta ry of the Cooneziooal 
Sonday-sdiool Union ; George W. Olver, B.A^ Frederic W. 
llacdonaki, William Perkins, Secret a ries of the Weskyan 
Missionary Society ; George Fleidier, Joaq)h Agar Beet, Y>Xy^ 
Alfred S. Geden, M.A., Toiors of the Richmond Branch of 
the Thec^ogical .Institntioin; Nehemiah Cnmock (b), John 
H. Gmbb, Honorary Lihrariaiis of the Allan Library; and 
William a Beardmoce, John BeU (b), J<^m Bond, J. Willis 
Britton, William J. Brown, James Chapman, George Charter, 
Albert Qaytan, James Ciitchisan, Arthor £. Gxcgocy, Joshna 
Haig^ R. W^entworth little, Thomas F. Lxkyer, B^ William 
MiddlrtoTi, Chaiies F. Nightingale, AHen Rees, Thomas G. 
Selby, Henry T. Smart, Ralph ML Spoor, William J. Tweddle, 
Wilham H. Tindall, John £. Wakcriej, William D. Walters, 
Thomas H Westeixiale, and J. Ccneiins Wr^^ 

4. The MedKxlist Tract r 4 Mnnut1fr shafl consut of Ite Book 
Steward, the Ccmnexianal Editor, tke Se u >e taiy of the Book 
Committee, the Rev. Richard W. ABen, James Ciitdusoo, 
N^iemiah Cnmock (b), John H. Gmbb, Josiah Mec, OiarW 
F. Xighringaje, Hemy T. Smart, RaJ^ M. Spoor, John £. 
Wakerky, Thomas £. Wesfeerdakv and Axlhnr Wood, B.A. 

The Rev. Axjsub Wood, B.A., is ve-i^fxxiited the Secretaxy 
of the Tract Committee. Cu mmiunraliam> fixnild be 
to him at 141, Grosaftmor Romd,' CmmomhMy, Lominm, X. 



246 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

5. The Conference directs that the old rule as to payment of 
Ministers' Book Accounts be observed; viz, that remittances 
be made quarterly, and all balances paid at the Conference. 

6. The Conference resolves that for the future the Grants to 
Connexional Funds shall be paid out of the profits actually 
made during the Connexional Year then ending, and not out 
of profits to be made, in part or wholly, during the year then 
ensuing. 



Q. XX. What Resolutions provisionally adopted 
by the last Conference in its Pastoral Session, and 
sent to the District Synods for consideration, are 
novtr confirmed? 

A. None. 

Q. XXI. What Resolutions of the Conference 
are to be submitted to the Districts in Great 
Britain, at the May Synod, vtrhen Ministers only 
are present? 

A. Amendment to Order and Form of Business of Local 
Preachers' Meetings (see p. 250, § 5). 



MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 

1. The respectful and hearty thanks of the Conference are 
due and are hereby presented to its late President, the Rev. 
William L. Watkinson, for the ability with which he presided 
over the last Conference, and for the brilliant services he has 
rendered during the year. 

2. The respectful thanks of the Conference are due, and are 
hereby presented to the Ez-President, the Rev. William L. 
Watkinson, for his able, comprehensive, and inspiring Charge 
delivered to the niswly ordained Ministers in Kingston Chapel, 
Hull, on MoQd&yi August i| 1898^ 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 247 

Retirement of Senior Ministers. — In permitting the retirement 
of the Rev. Jabez Marrat, Henry R. Burton, John Hutcheon, 
M.A., Thomas Brighouse, Thomas Hepton, and Robert F. 
Cape, the Conference records its sense of their high character, 
and of the unswerving fidelity with which, through many 
years, they have fulfilled the duties of the ministerial office in 
the Circuits in which they have travelled. Prudent in ad- 
ministration, modest in disposition, loyal to Christ and His 
Church, they have enjoyed the confidence of their brethren, 
and of the people among whom they have laboured. The 
three brethren first named are members of the Legal Con- 
ference. To brothers Marrat and Hutcheon has been given 
the honour of preaching the gospel to the heathen. 

The Conference prays that the richest blessing of God may 
rest upon all these beloved brethren, and that they may be 
long spared to help in the work to which their youth and 
maturer years have been devoted. 

Convener of Memorials Committee. — i. The hearty thanks of 
the Conference are presented to the Rev. John S. Simon for 
his most valuable services as Convener of the Committee on 
Memorials and Suggestions. 

2. The Rev. Enoch Salt is appointed Convener for the 
ensuing year. 

3. The Convener is instructed to divide the District Sug- 
gestions into two lists, according to their Subjects: (i) For 
the Pastoral Session, and (2) for the Representative Session, of 
the Conference ; and to submit the lists to the President before 
they are entered in the Agenda. 

4. The Secretary of the Conference shall furnish the Con- 
vener with a list of all matters referred for consideration to 
the several departmental Committees ; and the Convener shall 
obtain the several decisions of the said Committees thereupon, 
and present them to the following Conference. 

Convener of Scrutineers. — The Rev. George Denton is 
thanked for his services, and is re-appointed to take charge of 



248 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

the voting for the Legal Conference, and for all offices, at the 
Conference of 1899; and is an ex officio member of the Pastoral 
Session of that Conference. 

Obituaries of Deceased Ministers. — i. The following are 
appointed the Committee for the ensuing year (see Standing 
Order, No. 24 (2) ) : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., 
President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, Ex- 
President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; Charles H. Kelly, 
Book Steward ; 



Rev. James Chapman, 
„ George Fletcher, 
„ Walford Green, 
„ Dr. Gregory, 
„ William Hirst, 



Rev. Dr. Jenkins, 
„ Frederic W. Macdonald, 
„ Dr. Rigg, 
„ Dr. Stephenson, 
„ John Telford, B.A. 



The Rev. John Telford, B.A., is the Convener. 

2. Secretaries of District Synods are directed to forward 
obituaries of deceased Ministers to the Convener, immediately 
after the May Synod. 

Transfers and Reports on Probationers, etc. — i. The Con- 
ference appoints a Committee, consisting of the President 
and Secretary of the Conference and fifteen other Ministers, 
five of whom shall be chosen by the Home Mission, the 
Foreign Missionary, and the Theological Institution Com- 
mittees, respectively. The Secretary of the Conference is 
the Convener of the Committee. 

2. This Committee shall sit prior to the Sessions of the 
Conference, to consider and report upon : 

(i) All cases of proposed transfer between the Foreign and 
the Home Work. 

(2) All cases in which the Conference has determined that 
special reports upon Probationers shall be presented to the 
ensuing Conference. 

(3) The health and general fitness for our work of the men 
on the President's List of Reserve. 

(4) The number of Candidates required for the Ministry. 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 249 

(5) All applications for admission to our work made by 
Ministers of other Conferences and Churches. 

Ministers tinder Discipline, and other Cases. — i. The Con- 
ference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. In view of the great services rendered by this Fund in 
helping to secure the withdrawal of unsuitable men from our 
Ministry, the Conference commends the Fund to the support 
of all the Ministers. 

3. The Conference re-appoints the Committee, to administer 
the Fund, and to deal with the cases as they arise. (See 
Minutes, 1893, p. 226.) 

4. The following is the Committee : The Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; William L. 
Watkinson, Elx-President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; 



Rev. Walford Green, 
„ Charles H. Kelly, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
„ Dr. Randies, 



Rev. Dr. Rigg, 
„ Dr. Stephenson, 
„ Peter Thompson, 
„ Dr. Waller. 



The Rev. Peter Thompson is the Convener. 

Religious Knowledge Certificates. — i. The Conference 
receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference resolves : 

(i) As the Examination for Local Preachers, conducted 
under the direction of the District Local Preachers* Committee, 
meets the want for which this Examination was primarily 
intended, there is no longer the same need for this work. 

(2) As nearly all the candidates for Religious Knowledge 
Certificates are Sunday-school Teachers or Senior Scholars, 
an examination for them can be better provided by the 
Connexional Sunday-school Union ; and the Conference refers 
this part of the work to the Committee of that Union. 

3. The Committee is discharged. 

The Law of Appeal, and Other Matters. — i. The Con- 
ference receives the Report of the Committee. 



250 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

2. The Conference resolves that the Regulation relating to 
expelled Ministers passed in iSiy (Minutes, vol. iv., p. 344) 
shall be amended so as to read as follows : 

No preacher excluded for immorality, or who resigns his 
connexion with the Conference while under charges which 
affect his moral character, shall at any subsequent period be 
allowed to be Local Preacher, Class Leader, or even a private 
member of Society, without the consent of the Conference 
previously obtained. 

3. The Conference directs that before a Local Preacher from 
another branch of the Methodist Church is put on the Circuit 
Plan, he shall satisfy the Superintendent and the Local 
Preachers' Meeting that he holds our doctrines, approves our 
discipline, and has competent abilities for the work. 

4. In order to provide, in case of death or mental incapacity, 
for the devolution of the authority and responsibility vested 
in the Superintendent of a Circuit, especially in solitary 
stations and in Circuits where there is no other Preacher in 
full Connexion with the Conference, the Conference directs 
that the first paragraph in the N.B. at the head of the Stations 
shall be amended as follows : 

After the words, "and the Minister first named is the 
Superintendent " the following sentence shall be added : 

In the event of his death, resignation, or incapacity, the 
Minister next named, provided such Minister be in Full 
Connexion with the Conference, and in full work, is the 
Superintendent In case there is no Minister in full Connexion 
with the Conference, and in full work, appointed to or 
remaining in the Circuit, the Chairman of the District is 
the Superintendent. 

5. The Conference provisionally resolves that the second 
and third paragraphs under Question I. of the Order and Form 
of Business of Local Preachers' Meetings {Minutes^ 1896, p. 458), 
shall be amended so as to read as follows : — 

The Meeting has authority to make these enquiries. Should 
an objection affecting his standing on the Plan be formally made 



189S.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 251 

against a Local Preacher, the Meeting may proceed to consider 
it; and if, in its judgment, the objection is sustained, the 
Superintendent shall determine and pronounce the sentence; 
subject, however, to the right of appeal against the sentence on 
the part either of the person accused, or of the Local Preachers' 
Meeting, to the District Synod and the Conference. 

A Local Preacher who has been aggrieved in any matter 
affecting his standing as a Local Preacher by a Superintendent 
acting in conjunction with an ordinary Local Preachers* Meeting 
shall have a right of appeal to a Local Preachers' Meeting 
specially convened to reconsider the case ; and the finding of 
that Meeting as to matters of fact shall be final. The right to 
determine the sentence in this, as in all other judicial cases of 
discipline, is within the exclusive province of the Superin- 
tendent, after consultation with his colleagues. And against 
this sentence all parties shall have a right of appeal to the 
District Synod and the Conference. Any action, however, 
which may be taken by the Local Preachers' Meeting cannot 
interfere with the jurisdiction of the Leaders' Meeting, which 
is the court charged with the consideration of questions which 
affect Church membership. 

6. The Conference remits the further consideration of the 
Right of Appeal in the case of Stewards and Leaders to the 
Committee, which is re-appointed for the purpose. 

7. The following is the Committee : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference ; William L. Watkinson, Ejc-President ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary ; 



Rev. Dr. Bowden, 


Rev. G. Stringer Rowe, 


„ Joseph Bush, 
„ Albert Clayton, 
„ George Fletcher, 
„ Richard Green, 


„ John S. Simon, 
„ Dr. Stephenson, 
„ W. Henry Thompson, 
„ Dr. Waller, 


„ Charles H. Kelly, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
„ Dr. Rigg, 


„ Charles E. Wansbrough, 
„ Owen Watkins. 



The Rev. John S. Simon is the Convener. 



252 



MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 



[1898. 



Order of Conference Sessions. — i. The Conference receives 
the Report of the Committee ; also, the Resolutions adopted 
by the Representative Session on the Order of the Sessions of 
the Conference. 

2. The Conference in its Pastoral Session accepts the 
decision of the Conference in its Representative Session, that 
the Representative Session precede the Pastoral Session. 

3. The Pastoral Session is of opinion that the reserved 
questions should still be reserved, and the formal constitution 
of the Legal Conference and the nomination of the President 
and Secretary should continue to be a part of the business 
transacted by the Conference when composed of Ministers only. 

4. The Conference appoints a Committee to sit during the 
year to consider all details of arrangement rendered necessary 
by the alteration in the Order of the Sessions of the Conference, 
including the formal constitution of the Legal Conference and 
the election of the President and Secretary ; and to report 
first to the Pastoral Session and then to the Representative 
Session of the next Conference. 

5. The following is the Committee : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the Con- 
ference; William L. Watkinson, Ea-President ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary; 



Rev. Thomas Allen, 
John S. Banks, 
G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., 
John Bond, 
Dr. Bowden, 
William Bradfield, B.A., 
Edward J. Brailsford, 
William J» Brown, 
Bamford Burrows> 
Joseph Bush, 
James Chapman, 
Albert Clayton, 
James Crabtree^ 
John W* Crake, 
Nehemiah Cumock (b). 
Dr. Davison, 
Charles Garrett, 
John Gould, 



Rev. Walford Green, 

James £. Hargreaves, 
T. Galland Hartley^ 
Jabez Ingram, 
Dr. Jenkins, 
Dr. Crawford Johnson, 
Simpson Johnson, 
£. Ashton Jones, 
Charles H. Kelly, 
James Lewis (a), 
Frederic W. Macdonald, 
William Maltby, 
R. Waddy Moss, 
Dr. Nicholas, 
George W. Olver, B.Ak, 
George Parker (a), 
William Perkins, 
Dr. Henry J. Pope, 



1898.] 



MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 



253 



Rev. Joseph Posnett, 
Dr. Randies, 
Allen Reesy 
Dr. Rigg. 
Enoch Salt, 
H. Amaud Scott, 
J<rfm S. Simon, 
William Slack, 
Henry T. Smart, 
J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 






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Rev. Dr. Stephenson, 
T. Ogden Taylor, 
W. Henry Thompson, 
James Todd, 
William Wakinshaw, 
Dr. Waller, 

Charles £. Wansbrbugh, 
Owen Watkins. 
J. Cornelius Wright. 



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The Rev. Albert Clayton is the Convener. 

Candidates for the Ministry. — ^Whenever *a Superintendent 
recommends his son as a Candidate for die Ministry, the 
character of the Candidate shall be signed also by his colleague 
or colleagues. In cases in which the Superintendent is ap- 
pointed to a solitary station, the character of the Candidate 
shall be countersigned by die Chairman of the District 

Ossett and Horbury Circuit — i. The Conference receives the 
Report of the Commission. 

2. The Commission is reappointed, with the same powers 
as last year, as follows : The Rev. John S. Banks, John 
Homabrook, Dr. Henry J. Pope, Dr. Randies, and Albert 
Bishop, Convener. 

Disdplixiary Enquiries. — ^The Conference re^affirms its de^ 
cision that subjects discussed in Conference in answer to the 
question, '* Is there any objection to any of our Ministers or 
Preachers on Trial ? " are to be regarded as strictly private 
and confidentiaL 

Expulsion of Members. — Inasmuch as a Superintendent is 
directed to bring before the weekly meeting of the Preachers 
of the Circuit every case of proposed expulsion of a member, 
in order that he may have the advantage of hearing the 
opinions and advice of his colleagues and co-pastors, before 
he shall finally decide on the course he ought to adopt, the 
Conference directs that when the Superintendent has not a 
colleague, and cannot therefore consult a weekly meeting of 



254 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

the Preachers of the Circuit, he shall, in every case of the 
proposed expulsion of a member of Society, take counsel with 
the Chairman of the District. 

Church Officers and the Liquor Traffic. — i. The Conference 
was never more alive than at the present time to the dire 
results of the liquor traffic, and rejoices in the progress of 
Temperance sentiment and practice in the Wesleyan Methodist 
Church; but it feels that to interfere with the constitutional 
method of appointing our Church officers is undesirable, in 
the interests of Temperance work itself, as well as on other 
grounds. 

2. At the same time, the Conference recommends our 
people to keep themselves free from complicity with a traffic 
the results of which are so injurious to the interests of religion, 
morality, and social life. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. — ^The Conference directs 
that the attentibn of Chairmen of Districts be specially called 
to the Standing Orders on this subject (See p. 399, § 88). 



1898.] 255 



SECTION II. 

THE REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 



COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES. 

Q. XXII. What are the Committees for Guarding 
our Privileges during the ensuing year ? 

A. I. The Ordinary Committee : which shall have full 
power to take action in all cases affecting our Connexional or 
public interests, unless in its judgment, or in the judgment of 
the President of the Conference, it is deemed expedient to refer 
any case to the Extraordinary Committee named below. 

The Ordinary Committee shall meet whenever it is convened 
either by direction of the President of the Conference or by 
its Secretaries, and shall consist of: 

(i) The ex officio members : the President of the Conference, 
Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A. ; the Elx-President, Rev. 
William L. Watkinson ; the Secretary of the Conference, 
Rev. Marshall Hartley; the Connexional Editor; the Book 
Steward, Rev. Charles H. Kelly; two of the General Secre- 
taries of the Missionary Society, Rev. George W. Olver, B.A., 
and Frederic W. Macdonald; the Secretary of the Chapel 
Fund, Rev. John Homabrook ; the Secretary of the 
Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund, Rev. John Bond ; 
the General Secretary of the Home Mission Fund, Rev. 
Henry J. Pope, D.D. ; the Secretary of the Education 
Fund, Rev. David J. Waller, D.D. ; the senior Secretary of 
the Lord's Day Committee, Rev. James Finch ; the Secretary 
of the Temperance Committee, Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, 
B.A. ; the Lay General Treasurer of the Wesleyan Missionary. 
Society, Mr. Williamson Lamplou'gh ; one of the Lay Treasurers 
of the Education Fund, Mr, William Vanncr ; the senior Lay 



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Treasurer of the Chapel Fund, Mr. William TunstiU; the 
Lay Treasurer of the Home Mission Fund, Mr. Thomas 
Walker; and one of the Lay Treasurers of the Fund for 
the Extension of Methodism in Great Britain, Mr. Alexander 
M'Arthur, D.L. 

(2) Fifteen Ministers : 



Rev 


. Richard W. Allen, 


Rev. Dr. Jenkins, 




Josiah Banham, 


„ J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., 




Albert Clayton, 


„ Dr. Rigg, 




Robert Ciilley, 


„ Dr. Stephenson, 




Nehemiah Cumock (b), 


„ Peter Tliompson, 




George Fletcher, 


„ John E. Wakerley, 




Walford Green, 


„ William D. Walters. 




Joshua Haigh, 





(3) Twelve Laymen in or near London : 



Mr. Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
Sir George Hayter Chubb, 
Mr. Walter O. Clough, M.P., 
„ George Corderoy, 
Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, 

G.C.S.I., M.P., 
Mr. Henry Holloway, 



Mr. George Lidgett, B.A., 
„ Robert W. Perks, M.P., 
„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 

Sir Clarence Smith, 

Mr. H. Arthur Smitii, M.A., 

His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C. 



(4) Eight Laymen from the Country : 



Mr. William Allen, M.P., 
„ John Cooper, 
„ Charles Heap, 
„ William Hunt, 



Mr. William Middlebrook, 
„ Ebenezer Parkes, M.P., 
„ W. Willmer Pocock, 



Sir George Smith. 

The Rev. Charles' H. Kelly and Mr. Percy W. Bunting, 
M.A., are appointed Secretaries to this Committee. 

2. The Extraordinary CoMMrrrEE, which shall have full 
power to take action in all cases affecting our Connexional 
interests, and shall meet whenever the Ordinary Committee or 
the President of the Conference shall convene it, shall consist 
of all the Members of the Ordinary Committee ; the Chairmen 
of Districts; the Lay General Treasurers of Connexional 
Funds, though not Members of the Ordinary Committee ; with 
the following gentlemen selected from the Lay Representatives 
to the Conference elected by the several District Synods : 



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COMMITTEE OF PRIVILEGES, 



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Mr. Josiah Gunton, 

„ William Hedges, 

„ Charles J. Thomas, 

„ George Warren, 

„ George Johnson, 

„ Edward Pretty, 

„ Ernest Tarrant, 

„ Thomas Honebon, 

„ Frederick Jean, 

„ John Giles, 

„ William J. Trebilcock, 

„ James Barnes, 

„ W. Howell Davies, 

„ George Shepherd, 

„ Edward Rees, 

„ Thomas Charles Lewis, 

„ Tilden J. Bisseker, 



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Mr. Edward Holland, 
Joseph Beckett, 
John Broxap, 
„ James H. Rawson, 
„ John H. Beaver, 

Dr. Arthur Vinter, 

Mr. Abel Priestley, 
Robert Alcock, 
William Cash, 
Edward Cowbum, 
Samuel Ibbetson, 
Richard W. Vick, 
George Parkinson, 
John Williamson, 
Thomas Sansbury, 

Dr. Charles B. Davidson. 



The Rev. Charles H. Kelly and Mr. Percy W. Bunting, 
M.A., are re-appointed Secretaries to this Committee. 

3. The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee. 

4. The Conference refers back to the Committee of Privi- 
leges the questions dealt with by the following Bills : 

(i) Places of Worship (Sites) Bill. 

(2) Rating of Places of Worship and Schools Bill. 

(3) Bill to amend the Public Health Acts Amendment 
Act (1890), Part IV. 

(4) Burial Laws Amendment Bill. 

(5) Places of Worship Enfranchisement Bill. 
And also 

(6) The question of the formal rec<^;nition of Wesley an' 
Ministers as chaplains in Workhouses and Gaols. 

5. The Conference expresses its satisfaction at the passing 
of the Marriage Act, 1898 (61 and 62 Vict., Cap. 58), being 
An Act to amend the Law relating to the Attendance 
of Registrars at Marriages in Nonconformist Places of 
Worship. 

This Act will come into operation on April i, 1899. 
Copies of the Act may be obtained at the Book Room, 
London. 

6. The Conference again directs the Committee to consider 

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during the year the electoral disadvantages to which Wesleyan 
Methodist Ministers are subject in consequence of the Itine- 
rancy, and to take such legal action as may be advisable in 
order to the removal of such disadvantages. 

7. The Conference directs that Rule 47 of Schedule 1. of 
the Prisons Act of 1865 be printed in the Minutes : 

If any prisoner is of a religious persuasion differing from 
that of the Elstablished Church, and no Minister has been 
appointed to attend at the prison on the prisoners of that 
persuasion, the Visiting Justices shall permit a Minister of such 
persuasion, to be approved by them, to visit such prisoners at 
proper and reasonable times, and under such restrictions as 
may be imposed by the Visiting Justices to guard against the 
introduction of* improper persons and prevent improper com- 
munications, unless such prisoner expressly objects to see 
such Minister. 



MISSIONS. 

Q. XXIII. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference on the subject of our Foreign Missions ? 

A. I. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the 
Rev. jAfifES H. RiGG, D.D., and Mr. T. Morgan Harvey, 
the General Treasurers of the Wesleyan Methodist Missionary 
Society. 

The Conference adopts the following Resolution on the 
retirement of Mr. T. Morgan Harvey from the office of Lay 
General Treasurer of the Society : 

The Conference receives with sincere regret the resignation 
ot the Lay Treasurer of the Society, Mr. T. Morgan Harvey, 
who is compelled, by the state of his health, to relinquish his 
office. For ten years Mr. Harvey has filled with conspicuous 
ability the position from which he now retires, giving close 
attention to the business of the Society, and devoting time 



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and strength without stint to its service. He has also been 
foremost in generous gifts, and the improved financial position 
of the Missionary Society to-day is due in large measure to 
his sagacity and liberality. The Conference places on record 
its grateful appreciation of Mr. Harvey's services, as well as 
its esteem for him personally ; it sympathises with him in his 
affliction, and earnestly prays that his life may be prolonged 
and full of " the blessing of the Lord." 

2. The Rev. James H. Rigg, D.D., is re-appointed, and 
Mr. Williamson Lamplough is appointed, one of the General 
Treasurers ; and the Rev. Marshall Hartley is re-appointed 
Deputy Treasurer. 

3. The following are appointed the General Committee of 
Management for the ensuing year: 

(i) The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference ; the Rev. Willlam L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; 
the Rev. Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; the Rev. Dr. Rigg 
and Mr. Williamson Lamplough, Treasurers ; the Rev. George 
W. Olver, B.A., Frederic W. Macdonald, William Perkins, and 
Marshall Hartley, Secretaries; Ebettezer E. Jenkins, LL.D., 
Honorary Secretary ; Henry J. Pope, D.D., General Secretary 
of the Home Mission Fund ; Walford Green and Sir George 
Smith, Treasurers, and the Rev. Albert Clayton, Secretary, 
of the Theological Institution ; George Fletcher, Joseph Agar 
Beet, D.D., and Alfred S. Geden, M.A., Tutors, Mr. Digby 
F. Shillington and Mr. George W. Munt, Local Treasurers, 
and the Rev. Josiah Banham, Local Secretary, of the Richmond 
Branch ; and the Connexional Editor. 

(2) The Treasurers of the District Auxiliaries : via. 



First London . 
Second London 
Third London 
Bedford, etc. 
Kent . 
East Anglia 
Oxford 
Portsmouth 
Channel Islands 



Mr. George W. Munt, HighgaUf 
ft Digby F. Shillington, tvamlsworthf 

Sir Clarence Smith, Shooters* Hilif 

Sir Frederick Howard, Btdford^ 

Mr. George R. Killick, Dover^ 
„ Alfred Jermyi^, Kin^s Lynn^ 
„ Thomas Mace, Chipping Norton^ 
„ Richard H. Tamsett, Landport, 
„ Alfred Rougisr, Guernsey, 

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Devonport, etc 


Mr. 


Exiward Allen, Ivy Bridge^ 


CORNWAIJ. 


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W. Bickford Smith, Helston, 


Exeter . . • . 


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William Brock, Exeter^ 


Bristol and Bath . 


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WUliam H. Budgett, Brisioi, 


Cardiff, etc. 


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E. R. Moxey, Cardiff, 


South Wales . 


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Edward ReeH, MachynUeth, 


North Wales . 


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John H. Jones, DetUngh, 


Birmingham, etc. 


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Thomas Hill, Btmungham, 


Macclesfield . 


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Spencer Lawton, Bursientf 


Liverpool 


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Norval W. Helme, Lancaster^ 


Manchester 


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Exiward Aston, WUmslow, 


Bolton . . . . 


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John Stott, HasUngden^ 


Halifax, etc. . 


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Robert Clough, KeighUy, 


Leeds 


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John R. Flitch, Leeds, 


Sheffield 


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William F. Osbom, Sheffield, 


Nottingham, etc. 


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Thomas O. Quibell, Newark, 


Lincoln . . . . 


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Joseph Maltby, Lincoln, 


Hull .... 


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Thomas B. Holmes, Hull, 


York. 


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J. Francis Taylor, York, 


Whitby, etc. . 


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Thomas W. Braithwaite, Bishop Auck- 
land, 


Newcastle 


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William H. Stephenson, Newcastle-ot^ 
Tyne, 


Carlisle . 


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Thomas Bateson, Kendal, 


Isle of Man 


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Thomas Corkill, Ramsey, 


Scotland 


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Wilham J. Taylor, Edinburgh, 


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ioned in or near London ; viz. 


Rev. Richard W. AUen, 






Rev. George W. Sawday, 


„ William Arthur, M.A. 


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„ Thomas G. Selby, 


„ John Bond, 






„ J. Smith Spencer, 


„ James Chapman, 






„ Dr. Stephenson, 


„ William Foster, B.A., 






„ Edward Strutt, 


„ Joshua Haigh, 






„ Dr. Waller, 


„ Charles H. Kelly, 






„ John Walton, M.A., 


„ Richard Roberts, 






„ J. Cornelius Wright 



(4) Twenty Laymen of 

Sir George Hayter Chubb, 

Mr. J. Calvert Coates, 
George Corderoy, 
John Gibbs, 
Isaac C. Griffith, 
T. Morgan Harvey, 
George H. Heath, B.A., 
William Hedges, 
Paul Henwood, 
George Lidgett, B.A., 



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the London Districts ; vis, 

Mr. Alexander M 'Arthur, D.L., 
Percy W. Pocock, 
W. Willmer Pocock, 
Edward E. B. Prest, 
„ H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 
Major John Smith, 
Mr. Charles J. Thomas, 
John G. Widdicombe, 
Ezra T. Wilks, 
Peter F. Wood. 



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Country; viz. 



and twenty-eight Laymen for the 



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Rev. Thomas Allen, 

William T. A. Barber, B.D. 

Wesley Brunyate, 

William Burgess, 

Dr. Davison, 

Henry E. Gregg, 

John T. F. Halligey, 

Charles H. Hocken, 

James Lewis (a), 

Henry Little, 

William Maltby, 

G. Stringer Rowe, 

Enoch Salt, 

John S. Simon, 

Owen Watkins, 

Silvester Whitehead, 

W. Ripley Winston, 

Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., 
Mr. Moses Atkinson, Luds^ 

Thomas Barclay, BimUngham^ 
John L. Barker, Bowdon^ 

Thomas Bamsley, Binning- 

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Henry Bisseker, Birmtnghamf 



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Mr. John H. Brammall, Sheffielti, 
Benjamin Brown, JVidnes, 
Joseph M. Collingham, Lincoln, 
W. Howell Davies, Bristol, 
James Vanner Early, tVitney, 
J.- Wilcox Exlge, Burslem, 
Thomas R. Ferens, HuUf 
Francis W. Gedye, Bristol, 
Major Herbert Hart, Stamford^ 
Mr. John Richard Hill, York, 
John R. Hill, jun., York, 
John Holden, Foikestom, 
gWilUam Hunt, Bristol, 
Edward S. Johnson, Dtrby, 
Ernest Knowles, Bolton, 
Alfi:^ Lanyon, Redruth, 
Robert C. Raby, Manchester, 
John Raynar, Leeds, 
Utrick A. Ritson, Newcastle, 
William T. Spearman,P/>wM>MM, 
William Tunstill, Nelson, 
Thomas P. Wansbrough, 

IVeston-super-Mare, 
Charles P. West, Waterloo, 



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N,B. — ^The Chairman of any District, who may be in London 
at the time of holding any Meeting of the General Committee, 
shall be entitled to attend and to vote with the Committee. 

4. Day of Intercession. — ^The Conference appoints the first 
Monday in October to be observed throughout the Connexion 
as an Annual Day of Intercession for Foreign Missions ; and 
recommends that, wherever possible, Sermons be preached on 
the previous Sunday, setting forth the duty of the Church to 
Christ and the heathen world. 

5. The Agents of the Society. — In addition to Ministers in 
connexion with the Yearly Conference, the Missionary Com- 
mittee is empowered to employ in the Foreign Field such Lay 
Agents as it shall, after careful testing, judge suitable for its 
work. The Regulations of the Society shall be amended 
accordingly. 

6. Women's Auxiliary. — Communications to be addressed to 
Mrs. Wiseman, 2, Belitha Vtiias, Bamsbury, London, N. 



262 [1^9^ 

MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS, 1898^991 

Q. XXIV. MTho are appointed as the Deputations 
to Districts on behalf of onr Foreign Missions ? 

A. Disnucis. 

4. Bedford and Northamfkm^ {Auhmm^ Charles H. Hockoi 

(Mysore), Arthur Shipham (Ceykn). 

5. Ketdf {AuhmtHf) Thomas H. Whitamore (Madras), 

William Miisson (Hong Kong). 

6. Easf Anglia, (Auidhm,) Thomas W. Bray (Ceylon), 

Charies H. Monahan, B.A. (Madras). 

7. Oxford, (Afdumn,) Frederick Boden (China), Dennis 

Kemp (West Africa). 

8. Portsmouth, {Autumn,) W. H. JadLSon Picken (Mysore), 

Charles Ridge (West Indies). 

9. Chamul Islands, {Easter,) Geoige W. Sawday (Mysore), 

Walter Charlesworth (Ceylon). 

{Whitsuntide^ Thomas Bramfitt (China), Ben- 
jamin Pratt (Hyderabad). 

11. Cornwall, West, {Easter^ General Secretary, Geoi^ge 

Marris (China), Joseph West (Ceylon). 
Cornwall, East, {Februaty,) John C. W. Gostick (Mysore), 
George Whelpton, M.A. (France). 

Cornwall, Central, (Easter,) Edward Strutt (Ceylon), 
WUliam Bridie (China). 

12. Eoceter, {Autumn^ John White (Mashonaland). 

{Spring,) Francis W. Moon (Bahamas). 

13. Bristol and Bath, {Autumn^ Joseph R. Broadhead (Cal- 

cutta), Joseph G. Benson (Transvaal). 

{Spring,) The Ex-President of the Conference, 
Ebenezer Webster, M.A. (South India), Alfred 
Woodward (Burma). 

14. Cardiff and Swansea, {Autumn,) Joseph Rhodes (b) 

(West Africa), James Lewis (b) (South India). 



1898.] FOREIGN MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS. 263 

17. Birmingham and Shrewsbury f (Autumn^) George Lester 

(Bahamas), Albert H. Hodges (South Africa). 

{Spring,) The Ex-President of the Conference, 
Charles Wenyon, M.D. (China), E. Middleton 
Weaver (Ceylon). 

18. Macclesfield, {Autumn,) William H. F. Bleby (West 

Indies), Armand J. T. LeGros (Belgium). 

19. Liverpool, {Autumn,) W. Hunt Soper (Hyderabad), 

William J. Maund (West Indies), Henry J. Ellis 
(West Africa). 

{Spring,) The President of the Conference, 
Samuel Langdon (Ceylon), F. W. Ambery Smith 
(Calcutta). 

20. Manchester, {Autumn,) G. Mackenzie Cobban (Madras), 

Ebenezer Webster, M.A. (South India). 

{Spring,) The Ex-President of the Conference, 
General Secretary, Benjamin Pratt (Hyderabad), 
F. W. Ambery Smith (Calcutta). 

22. Halifax and Bradford, {Autumn^ Frederick W. Kellett, 

M.A. (Madras), Sheldon Knapp (Ceylon). 

23. Leeds, {Autumn^ The President of the Conference, 

General Secretary, W. Ripley Winston (Burma), 
Thomas Little (Madras). 

24. Sheffield, {Spring,) Henry Gulliford (Mysore), John 

Beard (Madras). 

25. Nottingham and Derby, {Autumn,) F. W. Ambery 

Smith (Calcutta). 

26. Lincoln, {Autumn,) John AUsopp (South Africa), W, 

Terry Coppin (West Africa). 

28. York, {Spring,) Richard F. Homabrook (South Africa), 

James Goudie (Mysore). 

29. Whitby and Darlington, Henry Little (South India), 

J. Dawson Sutcliffe (West Africa). 



264 FOREIGN MISSIONARY DEPUTATIONS. [1898. 

30. Newcastle^ Thomas Bramfitt (China), Richard F. Horna- 

brook (South Africa). 

31. Carliskf {Auiumn,) J. Robert Ellis (Madras). 

{Spring,) William B. Simpson (Madras). 

32. Isie of Man, (Autumn^ Robert Foster (Italy), Charles 

Rickard (West Indies). 

33. Scotland, Frederic W. Macdonald, John T. F. Halligey 

(West Africa), Arthur R Bestall (Burma). 

Ireland, Owen Watkins (Transvaal), Daniel A. De 
Mouilpied (France), William Burgess (Hyderabad), 
John H. Goodman, Edward Martin (Ceylon), 
Grainger Hargreaves (China), Jabez Bridge (West 
Africa), Joseph Parson (Jabalpur). 

N,B, — I. The President of the Conference and the 
Missionary Secretaries, when appointed on Missionary 
Deputations, will attend the District Anniversary Meet- 
ings only. 

2. The Ministers who are appointed on Deputations 
in behalf of our Foreign Missions are responsible to the 
Conference for the fulfilment of their appointments. 

3. The Conference appointments of Circuit Ministers 
on Missionary Deputations in England (with the ex- 
ception of Cornwall) are for one Sunday only, and the 
week days from the previous Monday to the following 
Friday. 

4. District Committees are requested not to appoint 
two Members of a Deputation to attend the same 
Meeting, except in the case of important Central 
Meetings. 



1898.] 265 

THE FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND EDUCA- 
TION OF MINISTERS' CHILDREN. 

Q. XXV. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference respecting the affairs of the Fund for the 
Maintenance and Education of Ministers' Children ? 

A. z. Officers of the Fund. 
The following are appointed for the ensuing year : 

(i) Maintenance Section, Treasurers : the Rev. G. Stringer 
RowE, Headingley College^ Leeds ; Mr. William Mewburn, D.L. 

Secretary : the Rev. James D. Tetley, St Cyr, Langley 
Road, Lower Tooting, S. W, 

Remittances on account of this Section are to be sent to 
the Rev. G. Stringer Rowe. Other communications are to be 
addressed to the Secretary. 

(2) Education Section. Treasurers: the Rev. Marshall 
Hartley and Mr. William Hunt. , 

Secretaries : the Rev. Charles £. Wansbrough, Northgate 
Manse, Gloucester; and the Rev. John Kinnings, 14, St, Mar/s 
Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, 

Remittances on account of this Section, whether Circuit 
Collections, Subscriptions, Assessments, Payments as provided 
in § 3 (5), p. 269, or § 4 (4), p. 271, or Repayments as provided 
in § 5 (4), p. 272, are to be sent to the Rev. Walford Green, 
Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street Within, London, E,C, Other 
communications are to be addressed to the Secretaries. 

(3) General Committee of the Fund, The Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; William L. 
Watkinson, Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; 
the Officers of the Fund; the Secretary of the Cash 
Office ; the Governor and Headmaster of Kingswood School ; 
the Local Treasurer and the Local Secretary of Trinity 
Hall ; the Chairman of the Bristol and Bath District ; the 
Chairman of the Liverpool District ; and the 



766 THE FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND [1898. 



lev. Winiam T. A. Barber, RD., 


Mr. Percy W. Bnnting, MA, 


„ Dr. Bowden, 


„ Thomas W. B. Cnar, 


,, Joseph Bushy 


„ W. HoweU Davies, 


„ John H. CorsoDf 


«t Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, 


,, James Crabtree, 


G.CaL, M.P., 


„ Owen Davies, 


Mr. P. Endres Gane, 


„ Dr. Davison, 


„ Francis W. Gedye, 


„ W. Goodhus^ Dawson, 


„ Isaac C Griffith, 


,, Thomas Featherstonehaugh, 


„ Edwin J. Guest, tLA» 


,, George Fletcher, 


„ George Hancock, 


„ Henry J. Foster, 


Dr. John B. HeUier, 


„ John Grimshaw, 


Major W. Henry Hincksman, 


„ Jabez Ingram, 


Mr. Isaac A. Mark, 


„ James Lewis (a). 


„ T. Russell Maltby, M.A., 


„ Arthur H. Male, 


„ Henry Mathwin, B.A., 


„ George W. Olvcr, B A., 


Dr. Frederic C MaxweU, 


„ Dr. Rigg, 


Mr. J. Cory Monkhouse, 


„ John S. Simoo, 


„ George J. Morris, M.A^ 


„ Ralph M. Spoor, 


„ WilKamOddy. 


„ Dr. WaUer, 


„ Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 


„ H. Lefroy Yorke, M.A., B.D., 


„ Thomas S. Simpson, M.A., 


JAt. Moses Atkinson, 


„ J. Fishwick Stead. 


„ Albert W. Bain, 


„ William H. Stephenson, 


„ John Boston, 


„ William Tonkip, 


„ William £. Brunyate, M.A., 


„ Thomas P. Wansbrough. 



General Secretary : the Rev. Charles E. Wansbrough. 

(4) GovemiMg Body of Kingswood School. The Rev. 
Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; 
William L. Watkinson, Elx-President ; Marshall Hartley, 
Secretary ; the Officers of the Education Section of the Fund ; 
the Secretary of the Cash Office; the Governor and Head- 
master of the School ; and the 



Rev. William T. A. Barber, B.D., 
Dr. BowdeUf 
Dr. Davison, 

Thomas Featherstonehaugh, 
George Fletcher, 
Henry J. Foster, 
Arthur H. Male, 
Dr. Rigg. 
John S. Simon, 
Mr. William £. Brunyate, M.A., 
Percy W. Bunting, MA., 
Thomas W. B. Cox, 



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Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, 
G.C.S.I., M.P., 

Mr. P. Endres Gane, 
„ Francis W. Gedye, 
Isaac C. Griffith, 
T. Russell Maltby, M.A., 

Dr. Frederic C. Maxwell, 

Mr. Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 
Thomas S. Simpson, M.A., 
William Tonkin, 
Thomas P. Wansbrough, 



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1898.] EDUCATION OF MINISTERS' CHILDREN. 267 



(5) Governing Body of Trinity Hall School, The Rev. Hugh 
Price Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; William 
L. Watkinson, Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; 
the Officers of the Education Section of the Fund; the 
Secretary of the Cash Office ; the Local Treasurer and the 
Local Secretary; the Chairman of the Liverpool District; 
and the 



Rev 


. John H. Corson, 


Major W. Henry Hincksman, 


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James Crabtree, 


Mr. Isaac A. Mack, 


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Owen Davies, 


„ Henry Mathwin, B.A., 


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Dr. Davison, 


Dr. Frederic C. Maxwell, 


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James Lewis (a), 


Mr. J. Cory Monkhouse^ 


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Dr. Rigg, 


„ William Oddy, 


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Ralph M. Spoor, 


„ Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 


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H. Lefroy Yorke, M.A., B.D., 


„ Thomas S. Simpson, M.A., 


Mr. 


Moses Atkinson, 


„ J. Fishwick Stead, 


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John Boston, 


„ William Tonkin, 


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Edwin J. Guest, M.A., 


„ Thomas P. Wansbrough. 



Secretary : the Rev. Ralph M. Spoor, 57,- Church Road, 
Richmond, Surrey, 

(6) Managing Committee of Trinity Hall School, The Local 
Treasurer, Mr. Edwin Cannington ; the Local Secretary, Rev. 
John Baker, M. A., The Manse, Bowdon, Altrincham ; and the 



Rev. Thomas J. Choate, 
Owen Davies, 
John Kinnings, 
James Lewis (a), 
Ralph M. Spoor, 



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Major W. Henry Hincksman, 
Mr. Isaac A. Mack, 
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(7) The thanks of the Conference are presented to the 
various Officers and Committees of the Fund, and to the 
District Treasurers of the Maintenance Section, for the faithful 
discharge of the duties of their respective offices; also to 
Mr. T. Walton Stead, Honorary Auditor of the Trinity Hall 
School Accounts. 

(8) The General Committee shall meet during the ensuing 
year on Friday, November 25, in Manchester ; on Friday, 
March 24, 1899, in Bath; and on Friday, June 23, in London. 



268 THE FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND [1898. 

2. Income of the Fund. 

The Conference directs : 

(i) The amounts to be raised in each District for the 
general purposes of the Children's Fund, Maintenance, and 
Education, be as set forth in Schedule B. 

(2) Ministers in Departments, and those without pastoral 
charge, shall be assessed for the Maintenance Section of the 
Fund at ;^i8 each, and shall pay the assessments for which they 
are liable in respect of this Section to the Rev. G. Stringer 
RowE. These assessments are not included in Schedule B. 

(3) No children's allowances can be claimed by Ministers 
on whose behalf the ordinary assessment has not been paid. 

(4) The Ministerial Subscriptions (vis. Ministers, one 
guinea ; Preachers on Trial, half a guinea) are continued ; and 
the payment by Ministers in Circuits and Departments, having 
children at the Schools, of jQ2 for each child at school, shall 
be, as heretofore, in addition to the subscription of one guinea. 

(5) Ministers received into Full Connexion with the Con- 
ference, yet not provided with houses, shall, in the matter of 
the annual subscription, be treated as Preachers on Trial, sub- 
scribing half a guinea per annum to the Fund. 

(6) The Exlucation Section of the Fund shall be made self- 
adjusting upon the lines already adopted in respect of the 
Maintenance Section. The extra charge upon each Circuit 
calling out an additional Minister is therefore jQ2 per annum 
during the perio4 of probation, and ^^ per annum afterwards. 

5. Kingiwood SchooL 

The Conference directs : 

(i) The School Year shall begin in January ; and not later 
than November i the name and age of every applicant for 
admission must be sent to the Rev. Dr. Bowden, Woodford 
Hause, Chew Stoke, Bristol. Under special circumstances ad- 
mission may take place at other times than January. Boys 
shall not in general be admitted before the age of ten. 



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N,B, — In the case of boys admitted by vote of the 
Governing Body under the age of ten, or at any other period 
of the year than January, the parent may be required by the 
Governing Body to pay for the portion of that year at the 
rate of £2^, Such parents receive the privileges detailed 
in§ 5 (p. 271). 

(2) Entrance Examination, An examination will be set in 
elementary English subjects suitable to boys of about the age 
of eleven. A graduated age allowance will be made for 
younger boys, while older boys will be expected to reach a 
correspondingly higher standard, and boys above the age of 
twelve will be expected to show some knowledge of Latin and 
French. A specimen examination paper will be sent by the 
Headmaster, Mr. Walter P. Workman, M.A., B.Sc., upon 
receipt of a stamped envelope. 

(3) Residence. The ordinary time of residence shall be six 
years, provided that the education allowances have either not 
been received or have been returned (see § 5 (4), p. 272). 

(4) Scholarships, The terms of election shall be fixed by 
the Governing Body. So far as consonant with the trusts 
affecting them, the Scholarships shall be awarded as a general 
rule to boys in their seventeenth year. Some shall be re- 
served for those who have already held one Scholarship. 
The Exhibition upon the Foundation of the late John Femley 
shall be tenable at any place of higher education. 

(5) Extra Years, The scale of payment shall be as follows : 
Sons of Supernumeraries and Widows ... ;^22 
Boys recommended by the Governor and 

Headmaster as being " near to winning 

a Scholarship " ... ... ... ... £2^ 

For all others ... ... ... ... ... jQ^o 

Such payments shall be due in four equal instalments, one 
on each quarter day. 

Ministers whose sons hold Scholarships or have secured an 
extra year shall not be liable for the additional Assessment 
{vide § 2 (4), p. 268). 



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Such Ministers shall be entided to the six guineas finom the 
Maintenance Section ; and, unless they have already received 
for six years, to the ;^i2 for Education. 

(6) Notice of Removal from School. Foments having 
children at the School shall be required to give three months' 
notice before the removal of such child or children. In the 
event of parents not giving such notice, the officers <^ the Fund 
shall be audiorised to withhold three months' allowances, 
ndiich would otherwise be paj^ble for each such child or 
children. If a boy to whom an extra year has been granted 
be withdrawn without the required three months' notice, the 
parent or guardian shall pay one^burth of the sum charged 
for the extra year in lieu of such notice. 

(7) The application of the rule respecting the clothing of 
the sons of necessitous Supernumeraries or Widows shall be 
left to the discretion of the General Committee. 

4. Trinity HaU School 

The Conference directs : 

(i) The School Year shall b^;in in January, and not later 
than November i the name and age of every applicant for 
admission shall be sent to the Rev. Raij>h M. Spoor, 
57, Church Road, Richmond^ Surrey, 

Under special circumstances admission may take place at 
other times than January. Girls shall not, in general, be 
admitted before the age of twelve. 

(2) Entranu Examination, 

Reading: A few lines of poetry selected by the examiner. 
Writing {Small Hand) : Eaght lines to be slowly dictated from 

a reading book. This will also be a test of spelling. 
Arithmetic: The Four Simple Rules and the Four Compound 

Rules (Money and We^^hts and Measures). 
Ggography : Outlines of the Geography of Europe in general, 

and particularly of England. 
Grammar : To parse simple sentences correctly and readily. 
History : To have a fair knowledge of Bible History and of the 

History of England. 
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The Examination shall be graduated according to the age 
of the girl, or other circumstances, at the discretion of the 
Governing Body. 

(3) Residence, The ordinary term of residence shall be four 
years for girls on whose behalf not more than two educational 
payments have been made previous to their entrance at School. 
Every such payment in excess of two shall diminish the time 
of residence at the School. 

(4) Extra Years, The scale of payment shall be as follows 

Daughters of Supernumeraries and Widows ... ;^22 
For all others ... ... jQ^o 

Such payments shall be due in four equal instalments, one 
on each quarter day. 

Ministers whose daughters hold Scholarships, or have secured 
an extra year, shall not be liable for the additional Assess- 
ment {see § 2 (4), p. 268). 

Such Ministers shall be entitled to the six guineas from the 
Maintenance Section ; and, unless they have already received 
for six years, to the jQi2 for Education. 

(5) Notice of Removal from School, The Regulation for 
Kingswood School (§ 3 (6), p. 270) shall, mutatis mutandis^ apply 
to Trinity Hall School. 

(6) Vacations, The School Year at Trinity Hall School 
shall be divided into three terms. The Managing Committee 
shall, so far as possible, arrange that the Midsummer vacation 
shall overlap the vacation at Kingswood. 

5. Educational Allowances for Children not at the 

Schools. 

The Conference directs : 

(i) Payments shall be made at Conference for the kalendar 
year then current. 

(2) Parents may begin to claim for their children when 
they are nine, ten, eleven, or twelve years of age on the 
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is twdve years of a^ on or before any duisUiMS Diay most 
be made at the followiiig Co nfe rence at tbe latest. 

(3) Parents who have once b^;on to daim shall receive 
their payments annnaUy. This regolation shall not apply 
in the case of a candidate for admission to the Schools who 
has passed the Entrance Eiamination, bat for whom dicre is 
not room at the next following reopening. 

(4) Riimn of EducaOomal AUomamoa, Any Educational 
Allowance may be retnmed within the kalendar year in which 
it is received. Ednratimial allowances received in previous 
years may be retnmed^ provided that Simj^ Interest is paid 
diereoD at die rate of five per cent per annnm for such period 
as they have been held. 

(5) Circmi Schedules, Not later dian March i each Super- 
intendent shall send to the Rev. Johh KnorniGS^ 149 -S/. Mar^s 
Road, Cheetham HUL, Mattchester, a particular accoont of all 
claims for Educational Allowances in his Circuit; specifying 
distinctly the names 6[ the children for whose education the 
claims are made, together with the date, year, and place of 
their birth, and the exact numl>er of years during which the 
allowance has been received. No claim to be entered upon 
this schedule for children at the Sdioolsw 



CHAPEL AFFAIRS. 

Q. XXVI. \Vhat are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference with regard to Chapel Affairs ? 

A. I. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of 
the Committee. 

2. The Conference authorises the President, during the 
year, to affix his signature to any consent to the sale of Trust 
Property which may be certified to him as approved by the 
Chapel Committee. 

5. Irregnlar Chapd Cases. — The Conference receives the 
Report. 



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The Conference directs the Chapel Committee to send to 
the several District Synods the particulars of those cases in 
which, in the opinion of the Committee, it is desirable that 
special enquiry should be made from time to time, until it 
shall appear that the conditions of erection or enlargement 
have been fulfilled. 

The Conference further directs the District Synods to 
call the attention of the Trustees to those cases in which the 
proportion of debt is excessively heavy, or the proceedings 
wholly irregular, and to communicate the judgment of the 
District Synod to the Trustees through the Superintendents. 

4. Mr. William Tunstill, of Nelson, and Mr. John 
Cooper, of Manchester, are re-appointed Treasurers of the 
General Chapel Fund. 

5. The Rev. John Hornabrook is the General Secretary 
of .the Chapel Committee. 

6. The Committee for the ensuing year shall consist of the 
Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, President of the Conference; 
William L. Watkinson, Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, 
Secretary; the Treasurers of the Chapel Fund ; the Secretary 
of the Chapel Committee ; and the 



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Benjamin Broadley, 
Thomas J. Choate, 
John H. Corson, 
John W. Crake, 
Daniel A. De Mouilpied, 
Amos Dyson, 
Agur B. Gardiner, 
J. Clapham Greaves, 
Richard Green, 
Henry E. Gregg, 
John T. F. Halligey, 
John Jackson, 
Simpson Johnson, 
J. Bourne Jones, 
John Kinnings, 
Charles W. Leach, 
James Lewis (a), 
Ebenezer Moulton (b), 
Marshall Randies, D.D., 



Rev. David Solomon, 

W. Henry Thompson, 
Alfred H. Vine, 
J. Maydew Wamsley, 
Silvester Whitehead, 
Thomas Wilkes, 

Mr. Edward Aston, WilmsloWf 
Moses Atkinson, Leeds, 
Joseph Beckett, Whitchurch^ 
James Botteley, Birmingham^ 
Henry R. Bowers, Chester, 
Alfred Brookes, Manchester^ 
James "Bric^AiiYifAkierleyEe^, 
Edwin Cannington, Liverpool, 
Thomas Cole, Sheffield, 
John Coy, Leicester, 
J. Wilcox Edge, Wolstanton, 
Henry Edmunds, Cheadle, 
Joseph Handley, Rochdale^ 
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Mr. George Ho worth, Bowdan, 
Isaac A. Mack, Bootle, 
Eli Mallinson, Huddtrsfigld^ 
William Middlebrook, Marky, 
James Nuttall, Farmvortkf 
Godfrey M. Richardson, 

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William Utley, HaUfax, 
Thomas Walker, Bolton, 
Thomas Wetherell, Nortitatptp- 

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Also, the Rev. Joseph Bush, a Member of the Board of 
Trustees for Chapel Purposes ; the Treasurers and Secretary 
of the Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund; and the General 
Secretary of the Home Mission and Contingent Fund. 

N.B.—(i) The Chapel Committee usually meets on the first 
Wednesday of each month. 

(2) All communications intended for the Committee must 
reach the Secretary not later than the Saturday preceding 
the day of the usual Monthly Meeting. 

(3) Letters, Schedules, and all other documents on Chapel 
Affairs must be sent to The General Secretary, Wesleyan 
Chapel Committee^ Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester, 

(4) Applications relating to Loans, Grants, Erections, En- 
largements, Organs, Purchases, or Sales must be made on the 
authorised Schedules, as undermentioned, which may be 
obtained from the Book Room, London: 

Schedule L New Chapels. — IL Schoolrooms. — IIL Enlai^ge- 
ments and Alterations. — IV. Organs. — V. Sales. — VL Grants. 
— Vn. Loans. — ^VIIL Ministers' Houses. — IX. Loans to 
Ministers' Houses. — ^X. Modifications. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR CHAPEL PURPOSES, 



Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, D.L., 
„ William Mewbum, D.L, 
„ William TunstiU. 



Rev. Joseph Bush, 
„ Henry J. Pope, D.D., 
„ David J. Waller, D.D., 

All communications are to be addressed to the Rev. Henry 
J. Pope, D.D., Centenary Hall, 17, Bishopsgaie Street Within, 
London, E,C.^ Secretary to the board. 



898.] CHAPEL AFFAIRS, 275 



GIFTS OF CHAPELS AND OTHER TRUST 

PROPERTY. 

The respectful thanks of the Conference are presented-;— 

1. To Mr. S. H. Dauncey, of Prestwich, for the gift of a 

Chapel, at the cost of ;^ 1,000, at Wotton-under-Edge, 
in the Dursley Circuit. 

2. To Mr. G. S. Pickard, of Trowbridge, for the gift of a 

Chapel, at the cost of ;^200, at Bradford Leigh, in the 
Trowbridge Circuit. 

3. To Mr. Sydney Hill, of Langford House, Langford, for the 

gift of a Chapel, at the cost of ^3,500, at Cheddar, in 
the Banwell Circuit. 

4. To Mr. D. Flook, of Douglas House, TyndalPs Park, Clifton, 

Bristol, for the gift of a Schoolroom, at the cost of jQiSS^ 
at Made-for-ever, in the Kingswood Circuit 

5. To Mr. James Redwood, of Algoa House, Ashley Hill, 

Bristol, for the gift of Mission premises, at the cost of 
;^io5, at Stapleton, in the Bristol (Wesley) Circuit. 

6. To Mr. John Osborne, of Leigh, fof the gift of Wesley 

Hall, at the cost of jQ^oo, at Leigh, in the Southend 
and Leigh Circuit. 

7. To Mr. William Jubb, of Herringthorpe Hall, for the gift 

of a Chapel, at the cost of ^250, at Herringthorpe; 
also for the gift of Cottages, at the cost of ;£'25o, at 
Whiston, in the Rotherham Circuit. 

8. To Mrs. W. H. Stephenson, of Elswick House, Newcastle- 

on-Tyne, for the gift of a Minister's House, at the cost 
of ;^i,3oo, at Elswick, in the Newcastle (Elswick Road) 
Circuit. 

9. To Alderman W. H. Stephenson, of Elswick House, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne, for the gift of a Church Parlour 
and Vestry, at the cost of ;^ 1,000, at Elswick Road, in 
the Newcastle (Elswick Road) Circuit. 



276 CHAPEL AFFAIRS, [1898. 

10. To the Executors of the late Mr. James Shipstone, of New 

Basford, for the gift of a Lecture Hall, etc., at the cost 
of ^550, at New Basford, in the Nottingham (Tennyson 
Street) Circuit. 

11. To Mr. Robert Nomabell, Market Weighton, for the gift 

of a Chapel-keeper's House, at the cost of ;^i5o, at 
Market Weighton, in the Market Weighton Circuit 

12. To Messrs. John and Braithwaite Williamson, of Maryport, 

for alterations to Chapel and School, at the cost of 
;^2,ooo, at Maryport, in the Maryport Circuit. 

13. To Mrs. Sutton, of Southport, for the gift of a Chapel- 

keeper's House, at the cost of ;£^5oo, at Blowick, in 
the Southport (Mornington Road) Circuit. 

14. To Mr. Edwin Cannington, of Beach Lawn, Waterloo, 

for Enlargement of the Day School, at the cost of 
£So$, at Waterloo, in the Waterloo Circuit. 

15. To Mrs. Ballingall, of Royton, for the gift of a Minister's 

House, at the cost of ^635, at Royton, in the Oldham 
(Wesley) Circuit 

16. To the Family of the late Mr. Ludford, of Leire, for the 

gift of a Chapel, at the cost of jQi^Sf ^^ Leire, in the 
Hinckley Circuit 



SOUTH WALES DISTRICT CHAPEL FUND, 

The South Wales District Chapel Fund Committee for the 
ensuing year shall consist of the following : 



Rev. John Humphreys^ 
John Jones (g), 
Pteter Jones (b), 
Thomas Manuel, 
Thomas Morgan, 
John Bl Owen, 
Rice Owen, 
Thomas J. Pritchard, 



Mr. Frederick L. Davies, Femdale^ 
„ Thomas W. Davis, Barty Dock, 
Dr. Arthur T. Jones, Mountain Ash^ 
Mr. Henry Havard, Nantyglo^ 
„ J. Price Powell, Cardiff^ 
„ Thomas Richards, Porthf 
„ Llewelljm Thomas, Cardiff, 
„ D. Davis Williams, Machynlleth, 



The Rev. Thomas Morgan and Mr. J. Price Powell are 
the Treasurers of the Fund, and the Rev. Rice Owen is the 



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NORTH WALES DISTRICT CHAPEL FUND. 

The North Wales District Chapel Fund Committee for the 
ensuing year shall consist of the following : 

Mr. David H. Davies, Denbigh^ 
Robert Davies, Prestatyn^ 
John Jones, Liverpool^ 
William LI. Jones, Bangor^ 
J. Pierce Lewis, Rhyl^ 
Thomas Lewis, Bangor^ 
William Owen, Wrexham^ 
William Williams, Dolgelly. 

The Rev. Richard Lloyd Jones and Mr. Thomas Lewis, 
Bangor, are the Treasurers of the Fund, and the Rev. Ishmael 
Evans is the Secretary. 



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RELIEF AND EXTENSION FUND FOR METHODISM 

IN SCOTLAND. 

1. The Conference receives and approves the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The Conference directs that Annual Collections on behalf 
of the Fund be made in all our chapels in Scotland on the 
Lord's day, and recommends that the annual income be further 
augmented by Donations and Subscriptions ; and also resolves 
that, in the May Synod of the Scotland District, the interests 
of this Fund shall be considered when the Connexional Funds 
are under review. 

3. The General Treasurers and Secretaries of the Fund shall 
be appointed by the Committee at its Meeting to be held in 
connexion with the September Synod of the Scotland District. 

The following persons, who have, in accordance with the 
Constitution of the Fund, been nominated by the Scotland 
District Synod, shall be the Committee for the ensuing year ; 
viz. the Superintendent Minister of each Circuit in the Scotland 
District, the Rev. Thomas B. Hindsley, and the following 
Laymen : 



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[1898. 



Mr. James Adams, Dumbmiont 

„ Arthur Aird, Ayr^ 
Councillor Anderson, Gretnock^ 
Dr. Anderson, Amtadale, 
Mr. Daniel Bates, Glasgow^ 

Alexander Booth, Coatbridge, 
Alexander Brown, GlasgoWf 
James Chisholm, Glasgow^ 
William D. Chisholm, Glasgow^ 
James Qapperton, Edinburgh^ 
Alexander Cowie, Alexandria^ 
George Cunnison, Blairgowrie^ 
Dr. Charles B. Davidson, Aberdeen, 
Mr. Robinson Dixon, Leithy 
Ex-Bailie Doig, D.L., Dundee, 
Mr. William Hunter, Glasgow, 
Henry P. James, Glasgow, 
Joseph J. King, Glasgow, 
James Laing, Edinburgh, 
Herbert B. Law, Glasgow, 
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Donald Macfarlahe, B.A., 

Greenock, 
John Macintosh, Portessie, 
John Marshall, Glasgow, 
James Mathers, Glasgow, 
James D. Muncaster, Inverness, 
Thomas Neilson, Glasgow, 
William Ormiston, Edinburgh, 
John Pickering, Glasgow, 
Robert Robertson, Edinburgh, 
John Stark, Kilsyth^ 
John W, Storey, Falkirk, 
John Taylor, Glasgow, 
William J. Taylor, Edinburgh, 
Edward Thomson, Arbroath, 
James Thomson, Stirling, 
Matthew Todd, Montrose, 
George Watson, Banff, 
Bailie Wilson, Peterhead, 
Mr. Rotiert Yorston, Glasgow, 

N,B, — I. The Officers of this Fund, as last appointed, were : 
Treasurers, Mr. Herbert B. Law and Mr. William Ormiston ; 
Hon. Lay Secretary, Dr. Charles B. Davidson ; Ministerial 
Secretary : Rev. J. Cohder Nattrass, B.A., B.D. 

2. The Lay Treasurers and the Honorary Lay Secretary of 
this Fund, for the time being, are ex officio members of the 
Scotland District Synod during the transaction of the Financial 
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METROPOUTAN CHAPEL BUILDING FUND, 

1. The Conference adopts the Report of the Committee, and 
directs that an Abstract of it be printed in the Minutes, (See 
Appendix VL) 

2. The Conference, recognising the great benefits which the 
Fund has conferred on Metropolitan Methodism and on the 
cause of Christ generally, calls on all Metropolitan Methodists, 
and especially on the Trustees and all others interested in the 
one hundred Chapels already erected with the aid of this Fund, 
to sustain it to the utmost of their power, that sufficient means 
may be provided for the further development of Methodism 
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1898.] CHAPEL AFFAIRS. 279 

that the Methodists of the Provinces will heartily aid their 
London brethren in this movement. 

3. The Conference authorises the following new Regulations : 

(i) The Committee shall have power, out of the income 
derived from Annual Subscriptions and Collections, after 
paying such expenses as legal considerations suggest, to 
appropriate such sums from time to time as it may think 
fit towards helping to provide ministerial supplies for a few 
years, by diminishing Grants, for the new Chapels to be built 
with the assistance of the Fund. 

(i.) These Grants shall be made from year to year by vote 
of the Committee, on application of the promoters of the 
Chapel and cause concerned. 

(ii.) These Grants shall be made, not to supersede^ but to 
supplement and stimulate local efforts, whether on the part 
of the Circuit in which the Chapels are situated, or, if outside 
any Circuit, on the part of the promoters of the Chapels ; and 
they shall not be absorbed in ordinary Circuit income. 

(iii.) These Grants shall be paid quarterly on* application, 
and with each application a return shall be made of the 
financial condition of the cause on behalf of which they are 
made, showing the amount provided by the Circuit, or other 
promoters, and whether this is {a) collected on the spot, (b) in 
the Circuit, or {c) from sources outside the Circuit or locality. 

(iv.) These Grants may be commenced from the time a 
Minister, whether married or unmarried, is appointed to the 
Chapel, and the building is commenced. 

(v.) The co-operation of the Home Mission Fund with the 
Committee in sustaining these new causes shall be sought 
and promoted. 

(vi.) Failure to comply with the conditions on which a Grant 
is made shall involve its immediate suspension or even 
cessation. 

(2) The Minister thus appointed shall be kept to his special 
work and be responsible for its success. 

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28o CHAPEL AFFAIRS. [1898. 

standings in the administration of the Extension Fund and 
the Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund, no Grants or Loans 
shall be made from both Funds to any one Trust estate without 
a Special Vote of the Conference. 

5. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the 
General Treasurers, His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C, and Mr. 
Alexander M'Arthur, D.L., and to the other Officers of the 
Fund, for their services during the past year. 

6. The following are re-appointed the Officers for the ensuing 
year : His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C, and Mr. Alexander 
M'Arthur, D.L., Treasurers ; the Rev. John Bond, General 
Secretary; Sir Clarence Smith, the Rev. Joseph Olphert, 
William D. Walters, and Jabez Ingram, Assistant Secretaries. 

The Committee shall consist of : 

1 . The ex officio Members : the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 
M.A., President of the Conference; Marshall Hartley, 
Secretary of the Conference ; the Treasurers, Secretary, and 
Assistant Secretaries ; the Secretary of the Chapel Committee ; 
and the Secretary of the Home Mission Fund. 

2. The elected Members : 

(i) By the Conference: fifteen Laymen of the London 
Districts who are Annual Subscribers, and such a number of 
Ministers as will equalise the number of Laymen and Ministers ; 
namely, the Chairmen of the three London Districts, and also 
the Rev. Josiah Banham, J. Willis Britton, William J. Cooke, 
Robert CuUey, George Denton, Dr. Rigg, E. Lightwood Smith, 
Ralph M. Spoor, and William L. Watkinson. 

The following are the fifteen laymen : 



Mr. Abraham J. Brook, 
„ Robert Carr, 


Mr. Charles Penny, 
„ William R. Rider, 


1, Samuel J. Cole, 
,1 William Colmaiii 
„ John Gibbs, 
„ George W. Kilner, 
„ George W. Munt, 
„ Heniy T. Northcroft, 


„ James Smith, 
„ Ralph Smith, 
„ Henry Somerford, 
„ Charles J. Thomas, 
„ W. Lisle Williams, 



(2) By the London District Synods : four Ministers and four 
Laymen in each District, at the September meeting of the Synod. 



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HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 

Q. XXVII. What are the Resolutipns of the 
Conference in reference to the Home Mission and 
Contingent Fund, and other Home Mission Affairs ? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee, 
and of the Army and Navy Sub-Committee ; and directs that 
the Returns from the Army and Navy and Reserve Forces be 
printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix II.) 

2. The Conference appoints the following Special Com- 
missions : 

(i) Portsntoiith District ^ to report upon the condition of 
Methodism, — ^The Chairman of the District, the Financial 
Secretary (Convener), the Rev. Richard W. Allen, John Bond, 
John Hornabrook, and Henry J. Pope, D.D. ; with Messrs. 
Moses Atkinson, George Curtis, Williamson Lamplough, Ernest 
H. May, and Ezra T. Wilks. 

(2) South Wales District, to inquire into the condition of 
Methodism, with particular reference to the present financial 
relations existing between the Circuits and the Home Mission Fund, 
— ^The Chairman and Secretary of the District, the Rev. John 
Bell (b), John Hornabrook, Charles H. Kelly, and Henry J. 
Pope, D.D. (Convener) ; with Messrs. Moses Atkinson, Joseph 
Beckett, and W. Howell Davies. 

(3) The position of Methodism in Worcester and neigh- 
bourhood, — The Chairman of the District, the Financial 
Secretary (Convener), the Rev. John Bond, Joseph Bush, 
John Hornabrook, Henry J. Pope, D.D., and Joseph Posnett ; 
with Messrs. William Bayliss, Alban G. Buller, J. Bayley Lees, 
W. Fiddian Green, John I. Parkes, and George H. Stephenson. 



Pledges to Provide for Married 

3. Ten Circuits were under pledge to provide an additional 
house at Conference, the following being the results : 

Eight fulfil their obligation according to promise ; viM. London 
(Kentish Town), Preston (Wesley), Blackpool, Lancaster, 



282 HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. [1898. 



Grimsby (George Street), Grimsby (Duncombe Street), North 
Shields, and Maryport. 

Aberdare (Welsh) returns no answer whatever. 

Amble gives up the Minister. 

Exeter provides a house at the end of one year. 

London Mission (Central), Cardiff (Penarth), Leeds (Rich- 
mond Hill), Rotherham, and Lincoln (High Street), also 
provide houses. 

Grants. 

4. (i) The following Ordinary Grants are to be paid to the 
Districts for the ensuing year; and the manner in which they 
have been distributed to the several Circuits shall be reported 
in the Minutes of the next Conference : 

First London ... 
Second London 
Third London 
Bedford and Northampton 
jveni ••• ••• ••• 

East Anglia 

Oxford 

Portsmouth 

Channel Islands 
Devonport and Plymouth 

Cornwall ' 

i ^ xe ter • • • • • • 

Bristol and Bath 
Cardiff and Swansea ... 

South Wales 

North Wales 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury 

Macclesfield 

Liverpool 

Manchester •^. 

Bolton . , : 

Halifax and Bradford 



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130 








157 


10 





300 








198 








600 








427 


10 





57S 








10 








215 








173 








425 








570 








420 








467 








361 








385 








144 








162 








112 








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Nottingham 


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280 








Lincoln 


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100 








York ... 


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Whitby and Darlington 






200 








Newcastle 


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Carlisle 


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Isle of Man 


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AU5.— (i.) The East Anglia District, in addition to the ;£6oo, 
is allowed to distribute double the amount of increase in the 
total contributions to the Fund raised in the District above 
the sum raised during the year ending at the Conferonce 
of 1876. 

(ii.) The Cornwall District, in addition to the ;f 173, is allowed 
to distribute the increase in the total contributions to the Fund 
raised in the District above those raised during the year ending 
at the Conference of 1876. 

(iii.) The existing arrangements with the South Wales and 
North Wales Districts remain unaltered. 

(iv.) District Surpluses, — The increase of income placed at 
the disposal of certain Districts by the resolution of the Con- 
ference of 1893 shall henceforth be regarded as a special grant 
to the District concerned, liable to annual revision, either by 
way of increase or decrease. 

(2) In addition to the foregoing Ordinary Grants to the 
Districts, the following temporary and decreasing Grants are 
made to the undermentioned Circuits : 

First London District : 

North-west Essex Mission, Home Mission Grant, j£gS' 
London (German), Home Mission Grant, ^^72. 



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London (Shoreditch Mission), Home Mission Grant, ^£'126. 

London (Canning Town), Home Mission Grant, jQ^o on 
taking a married Minister, diminishing jQio per annum 
for three years, then to be reconsidered. (Second year.) 

Barking, Special Grant, ^^25, for one year only. 

St. Albans, Home Mission Grant, ;^8o, on the appoint- 
ment of a young Minister to Hatfield. (Second year.) 

Hemel Hempstead, Special Grant, ;^22 los. for one year. 

Hertford, Special Grant, jQy>» 

Maldon, Special Grant for one year, £6^. 

Southend and Leigh, ;^20, diminishing ^5 per annum. 

Grays, £2^, diminishing jQ^ per annum. 

Great Bentley, Special Grant, jQ^$, on condition that the 
Circuit pays the Superintendent's travelling expenses. 

Manningtree, ;£^20, diminishing jQ$ per annum. To be 
reconsidered at the end of three years. (Third year.) 

Clacton-on-Sea, £2^^ diminishing £^ per annum. To be 
reconsidered at the end of three years. (Third year.) 

District, Lay Agency Grant, ;£'ioo. 

Second London District : 

London (Lambeth), Special Grant, ^100. 

Ditto (St. John's Wood), Home Mission Grant, £1^, 

diminishing ^^5 per annum. 
Ditto, ditto, Special Grant, £^0, 
Ditto (Westminster), Home Mission Grant, ;£'i2o, for 

another year, on special conditions. 
Brentford, Army Grant, £2^. 

Chertsey and Walton-on-Thames, Special Grant, £^$, 
Ditto, ditto, ;^io, diminishing £^ per annum. 
Uxbridge, Home Mission Grant, ;£'75, for another year. 
Guildford, Special Grant, ^25, on condition that it is 

expended in the eoiployment of additional ministerial 

labour for Home Mission work. 
Woking and Leatherhead : Woking, Home Mission Grant, 

£^0, and Leatherhead, ^^50. 



1898.] HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 285 

Sandhurst, Home Mission Grant, ;^55. 

Ditto, Special Grant, jQ60f for three years, then to diminish. 

(Third year.) 
Aldershot and Farnham, Special Grant, ^140, for another 

year. 
Petersfield, Home Mission Grant, ;£^ioo. 
Ditto, Special Grant, ;£^20, for three years. (Second year*) 
Basingstoke, Home Mission Grant, ^100. 

Third London Distrid : 

London (Oakley Placfe), jQ^St ^^^ three years. (Third 
year.) 

Ditto (Brockley), Home Mission Grant for Deptford, ^65. 

Redhill, Home Mission Grant, ^^47 105. 

St. Leonards, ^£"20, diminishing jQio per annum. 

Sevenoaks, jQ^^j los., for three years, then to be recon- 
sidered. (Second year.) 

Brighton (Dorset Gardens), Special Grant, ^^30. 

Worthing, ;^io, diminishing ^5 per annum. 

Horsham, Home Mission Grant, jQ^o. 

Central and West Sussex Mission, Home Mission Grant, 
;£'ioo, for three years. (First year.) 

Bedford and Northampton District: 

Hitch in, Special Grant, £16, for another year only. 

St. Ives and Huntingdon, ^30, diminishing ^^5 per 
annum. 

Towcester, Special Grant, ^^25, for another year. 

Daventry, Special Grant, ^£'20. 

Higham Ferrers, jQaS^ diminishing ;^S per annum, on pro- 
viding for a second married Minister, and asking for the 
appointment of a third Minister. 

Kent District : 

Whitstable, ;^i5 for two years, then to diminish ^5 per 

annum. (Second year.) 
Rochester, £s^f °^ providing an additional house, 
diminishing jQio per annum. 



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Dover, Army Grant, j£so. 

Deal, Special Grant, ^50. 

Rye, Special Grant, £36. 

Tenterden, Special Grant, ^13 los. 

Lydd, Special Grant, ;^40. 

Staplecross, ^2$, diminishing j£j^ per annum. 

Ticehurst, ^£20, diminishing j£j^ per annum. 

District, Lay Agency Grant, j£6o. 

East Anglia District : 

Cambridge, Home Mission Grant for Royston, ^27. 
North Walsham and Cromer, Special Grant for Cromer, 

Blast Suffolk Mission, Home Mission Grant, ^100 for one 
year, and ^50 per annum afterwards. 

Oxford District: 

High Wycombe, Home Mission Grant for Chesham, ;^5o. 

Kineton, Special Grant, ^15. 

Marlborough, Special Grant, j£g. 

Stow Mission, Special Grant, ^£'20. 

Swindon (Bath Road), ^20, diminishing ;^io per annum. 

Ditto (Wesley), ^40, diminishing ^^5 per annum for 

three years, then to be reconsidered. (Third year.) 
District, Special Grant, ^^50. 

Portsmouth District : 

Portsmouth, Special Army Grant, ;^io, diminishing ^^5 

per annum. 
Ditto (Wesley), Capitation Grant, ;^2. 
Eastleigh, Home Mission Grant, ;^2o. 
Gosport, £4St diminishing ^5 per annum. 
Ditto, Capitation Grant, ;^20. 
Fareham, Special Grant, ;£'io. 
Blandford and Stunninster, Special Gran't, £2$, 
Poole, ;i£2o, diminishing j£s per annum. 
Southampton, £$0, for four years, on taking an additional 

Minister. (Second year.) 



1898.] HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 287 

Winchester, Home Mission Grant, ;£^2i, diminishing jQ^j 

per annum. 
Romsey, Special Grant, ;^iS. 

Channel Islands District : 

Guernsey and Sark (French), Home Mission Grant, ;^2o, 

for Sark. 
Alderney, Special Grant, jQ^S^ ^^ ^^^ conditions recorded 

in the District Minutes, 1891. 
Jersey (English), Temporary Grant, jQs^t ^^^ another year. 

Devonport and Plymouth District : 

Devonport (Gloucester Street), Capitation Grant, ^32. 
Plymouth (King Street), Capitation Grant, jQz^* 
North Hill, Special Grant, £2^ 15s. 
Gunnislake, Special Grant, ^19. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, ^^30. 

Cornwall District : 

St. Agnes, Special Grant, ;^2o, for another year. 
St. Austell, jQ20f diminishing jQ^ per annum. 
St. Columb, jQ^Of diminishing jQ^ per annum. 
St. Just, £z^, diminishing jQ^ per annum. 
St. Ives, Temporary Grant, ^35, for another year. 
Helston, Special Grant for one year, JQ20. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, ;£'30. 

Exeter District : 

Yeovil, Special Grant, ^20. 

Devon and Dorset Mission, Home Mission Grant, ;i^25o. 

Bridport, Special Grant, ;£^2o. 

Lynton, Home Mission Grant, ^40. 

Torrington, ^£"25, diminishing j£^ per annum. 

Okehampton, ^10, diminishing ;^5 per annum. 

District, Lay Agency Grant, ^30. 

Bristol and Bath District : 

Bristol Mission (Langton Street), Home Mission Grant, 

;^IOO. 



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Clevedon, Special Grant, £25* 

Ditto, Home Mission Grant for Portishead, ^15. 

Wiltshire Mission, Home Mission Grant, ;i^4io. 

Midsomer Norton, Special Grant for one year, ;^25. 

Stonehouse and Elastington, Special Grant, j£iS' 

Dursley, Special Grant, £1$. 

Thombury, Special Grant, j£^, 

Cheltenham, Special Grant, ^£30, for another year. 

(Second year.) 
Monmouth, Special Grant, j£6, 
Ross, Special Grant, £2^. 
Chepstow, Special Grant, ^20. 
Ledbury, Special Grant, ;£'2o. 

Cardiff and Swansea District : 

Cardiff (Canton), Home Mission Grant for four years, 

jQ^o, j£30, ;^20, ;^io respcctivcly. (Second year.) 
Ditto (Loudoun Square Mission), Home Mission Grant, ;^4 5. 
Risca, ;i^20, diminishing j£^ per annum. 
Rhondda, Special Grant, ;^i5. 
Merthyr Tydvil, Special Grant, £30, for another year, 

for Dowlais. (Second year.) 
Brynmawr, Home Mission Grant, ;^5o. 
Builth, Home Mission Grant, ^£14. 
Llanelly, Special Grant, £$0, for one year only. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, ;£'i25. 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury District : 
Worcester, Special Grant, jQ'jo. 
Worcester Mission (Malvern), Home Mission Grant, 

;^lOO. 

Coventry, Home Mission Grant, jQ$o, 

Hinckley, Home Mission Grant for Lutterworth, ;^5o. 

Ketley Bank and Shifnal, Special Grant, jQ^i 10s. 

Kington, Special Grant, ;^2o. 

Kidderminster, Special Grant, ^^15. 



1898.] HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 289 

Kidderminster, Special Grant, jQio^ to meet the new 
obligations consequent upon transfer of villages from 
Worcester and Hereford Mission. 
Leominster, ;£'2o, ditto ditto 

Stourport, ^10, ditto ditto 

Macclesfield District : 

Hanley, Special Grant, jQ^Of on taking Stoke and Trent 

Vale from the Longton Circuit. 
Tunstall, Special Grant, jQ/^o, 
Stone, Home Mission Grant, jQ6o, 
Wetton and Longnor, Special Grant, £2^, 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £$0, 

Liverpool District : 

Liverpool Mission, Home Mission Grant, ^£300. 

Hoylake and West Kirby, Home Mission Grant, ^£63. 

Tarporley, j£iSf diminishing ^^5 per annum. 

Mold, Special Grant, j£so. 

Carnarvon, Home Mission Grant, for Penmaenmawr, ;^I5. 

Holyhead, Special Grant, ;^i5. 

Oswestry, Special Grant, £1$ los. 

Garstang, Home Mission Grant, £6^, 

Aberystwyth Home Mission Grant, ;^55. 

District, Lay Agency Grant, ;^ioo. 

Bolton District: 

Blackburn, £30, diminishing ;^io per annum. 
Clayton-le-Moors, ;^40, diminishing £^ per annum fer 
three years, then to be reconsidered. (Third year.) 

Halifax and Bradford District : 
Stainland, Special Grant, ^30. 
Denby Dale, Special Grant, ;^i5. 
Skipton, ;^io, diminishing j£$ per annum. 
Grassington, Special Grant, ;^io. 
Settle, Special Grant, £10. 

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Leeds District: 

Leeds Mission (St Peter's), Home Mission Grant, ;^ioo. 
Leeds (Richmond Hill), ^50, decreasing ^^lo per annum, 

on taking a married minister. 
Leeds (Rothwell), ;^40, diminishing ^^5 per annum for 

three years, then to be reconsidered. (Third year.) 
Cleckheaton, ;^20, diminishing ^^5 p>er annum. 

Sheffield District : 

Rotherham, ;£40, diminishing ;^io a year, on taking a 

married Minister. 
Retford, Special Grant, ^^50, for three years. (Third year. ) 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £2^, 

Nottingham and Derby District: 

Nottingham (Arkwright Street), ;£'2o, diminishing j£$ 

per annum. 
Leicester (Bishop Street), Temporary Grant, jQa^, 
Ditto (Humberstone Road), Temporary Grant, ^20. 
Matlock, Special Grant, ;^20, on conditions recorded in 

the District Minutes. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, jQts^ 

Lincoln District : 

Horncastle, ;^5o, diminishing ^^5 a year for two years, 

then to be reconsidered. (Second year.) 
Spilsby, Special Grant, £2*], for three years. (Second 

year.) 
Spalding, £$0^ diminishing jQ^ per annum, on condition 

that the Circuit pays the travelling expenses of the 

Ministers. 
Holbeach, ;^io, diminishing ^5 per annum. 
Bourne, Special Grant, ^15, for three years. (Second 

year.) 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £<)o. 
Hull District: 

Hull Mission (Old Town), Home Mission Grant, £^0, 
Howden, Special Grant, ^£"40. 



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Caistor, Special Grant, ^^20. 
Gainsborough, ^15, diminishing ^^5 per annum. 
Brigg, Special Grant, jQiS' 
Withernsea, Special Grant, £1$. 

Epworth, Special Grant, £2^^ on condition that the minis- 
terial allowances be not reduced. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £60. 

York District : 
Pocklington, Special Grant, £6^. 
Helmsley, Special Grant, ;£'22 los. 
Pickering, Special Grant, ^^22 los. 
Kirby Moorside, Special Grant, ;^5o. 
Northallerton, Special Grant, £z^. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £60. 

Whitby and Darlington District : 
Danby, Special^ Grant, ^30. 
Stokesley, Special Grant, jQ^o^ on condition that it is 

expended in the employment of additional ministerial 

labour for Home Mission work. 
Middlesbrough (South Bank), £2^, diminishing jQ^ per 

annum. 
Spennymoor, ;^2o, diminishing £$ per annum. 
Middleham, Special Grant, ;^20. 
Richmond, Special Grant, ;^20, on condition that it is 

expended in the employment of additional ministerial 

labour for Home Mission work. 
Reeth, Special Grant, jQy>. 
Bedale, Special Grant, £^S» 

Ntwcastle-on-Tyne District: 

Newcastle (Blenheim Street Mission), Home Mission 

Grant, £^^. 
Ditto (Dilston Road), Special Grant, ;^20. 
Sunderland (Sans Street), Home Mission Grant^ £a^* 
Weardale, Special Grant, £2^, 

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CariisU District: 

Dmnlries, Special Gfant, jf 30. 

Ifaryport, ^50, dTinini«hing jQs per anmrni, on taking a 

second manied minister. 
Amblesde, Home Misaon Grant, £^o. 
Ditto, towards Sopemnmerary Minister, jQaS* ^^^^ 

ditionally. 
Ulverston, for Amsde and Grange, ^^50. 
Millom, Home Mission Grant for Coniston, jQio. 
Barrow-in«Fomess^ ^45* diminishing jQ^ per annum, on 

taking additional married minister. 

Scotland District: 

Glasgow (Pai^ey Road), Home Mission Grant, for Paisley, 

Alexandria, ^5, diminishing ^^5 per annum. 
District, Lay Agency Grant, £^^ los. 
Ditto, Assistance to Chairman, jQao, 

Officers and Co mmi tt e e. 

5. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the Rev. 
John Bond, Treasurer, Mr. John Vanner, late Treasurer, and 
to the Committee, for their services during the past year. 

6. The Rev. John Bond is re-appointed, and Mr. Thomas 
Walker is appointed, one of the Treasurers for the ensuing 
year; and the Rev. Henry J. Pope, D.D., is re-appointed 
Deputy Treasurer. 

7. The following are appointed the Home Mission Committee 
for the ensuing year : 

(i) The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference; the Rev. Wujjam L. Watkinson, Ex-President; 
the Rev. Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; the Rev. John Bond 
and Mr. Thomas Walker, Treasurers; the Rev. Henry J. Pope, 
D.D., General Secretary; Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, D.L., and 
Mr. Robert W. Perks, M.P., Treasurers of the Fund for the 



1 898. J HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 293 

Extension of Methodism; the Rev. Walford Green and Mr. 
Robert W. Perks, M.P., Treasurers, and the Rev. William D. 
Walters, Secretary, of the London Wesleyan Methodist Mis- 
sion; the Rev. George W. Olver, B.A., Frederic W. Mac- 
donald, William Perkins, and Marshall Hartley, Secretaries 
of the Wesleyan Missionary Society. 

(2) Twenty Ministers and twenty-three Laymen residing in 
the London Districts ; viz. 

George Corderoy, 
James Dunn, 
T. Morgan Harvey, 
William Hedges, 
Paul Henwood, 
George E. Hine, 
Henry HoUoway, 
George W. Kilner, 
Williamson Lamplough, 
John H. S. M'Arthur, 
Henry Marden, 
Percy W. Pocock, 
W. Willmer Pocock, 
T. J. Walker Sargent, 
George M 'Arthur Scales, 
J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 
John £. Stafford, 
WiUiam H. Walker, 
John G. Widdicombe, 
Joseph R. Wood, 
Peter F. Wood. 



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than the London Districts; via. 



Rev. Samuel Chadwick, 
Thomas Champness, 
Samuel F. Collier, 
John Homabrook, 
T. Ferrier Hulme, M.A., 
Simpson Johnson, 
James Lewis (a), 
Joseph Posnett, 
Enoch Salt, 
T. Ogden Taylor, 
Owen Watkms, 
Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A, 



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William Bayliss, 
Joseph Beckett, 
Alfired Jermyn, 
Isaac A Mack, 
William Middlebrook, 
William Henry Reed, 
J. Thorp Taylor, 
Captain Josiah Thomas, 
Mr. Arthur Tollington, 
Beigamin Vihert, 



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(4) The Chairman of each District in Great Britain, and one 
Layman nominated by the District Synod ; viz. 



Rev. Charles H. Kdly 

Th£ President 

Rev. Walford Green 

H. Epwbrth Thompson , 
Willil^n Gibson 
John Grould 
William J. Hutton 
Henry G. Hif^hfield, B.A. 
Henry H. Vowles 
Thomas Rippon 
George H. I^afto 
Richard Jenkin 
John S. Simon 
WilUam Maltby 
Rice Owen 
Hugh Jones (b) 
Thomas Allen 
Charles H. Floyd 
Thomas J. Choate 
Dr. Randies . 
John T. F. Halligey 
Silvester Whitehead 
John S. Banks 
Ebenezer Moulton (b) 
Joseph Bush . 
Josei^ Shrimpton . 
John C. W. Gostick 
Thomas T. Lambert 
WiUiam Griffiths . 
Edward J. Brailsford 
Bamford Burrows . 
George R. Graham 
T. Galland Hartley 



First London . 

Second London 

Third London • 

Bedford, etc . 

Kent . 

East Anglia 

Oxford 

Portsmouth 

Channel Islands 

Devonport, etc. 

Cornwall . 

Exeter 

Bristol and Bath 

Cardiff, etc. . 

South Wales . 

North Wales . 

Birmingham, etc. 

Macclesfield . 

Liverpool . 

Manchester . 

Bolton 

Halifax, etc. . 

Leeds . . 

Sheffield . 

Nottingham, etc. 

Lincoln 

Hull . . , 

York . 

Whitby, etc. . 

Newcastle 

Carlisle . 

Isle of Man . 

Scotland . . 

Zetland .' . • ,» Henry T. Brumwell 

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John T. Burden. 
Henry Swaffield. 
JamesC. Sheppard. 
John Holden. 
Arthur J. Scott. 
John H. Mason. 
George Curtis. 
James J. Dupre. 
Joseph M. Grose. 
George P. Bazeley. 
John Littlejohn. 
Thomas F. C. May. 
Henry Frazer. 
J. Price Powell. 
John Jones. 
John I. Parkes. 
Thomas Malkin. 
Thomas G.Osborn,M.A. 
John R. Byrom. 
John R. Barlow, B.A. 
Wflliam Utley. 
Moses Atkinson. 
Thomas Cole. 
George Alcock. 
Joseph M. Collingham. 
Thomas Good. 
John Henry Turner. 
Thomas C. Hutchinson. 
Thomas H. Bainbridge. 
John S. Randies. 
John T. CoweU,M.H.K. 
James Chisholm. 
John R. Gilbertson. 



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THE ARMY AND NAVY SUB-COMMITTEE, 
The following is the Sub-Committee for the ensuing year : 
The President and Secretary of the Conference ; the 
Officers of the Home Mission Committee, including the Assis- 
tant Secretary; the Officers of the Wesleyan Missionary 
Society ; the Secretary of the Sub-Committee ; the Secretary 
of the Army anid t^avy Committee in Ireland ; with the 



1898.] HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. 295 



Rev. Nehemiah Cumock (b), 
Walford Green, 
Charles H. Kelly, 
Dennis Kemp, 
Edward P. liwry, 
Jabez Parkyn, 
Alfred Sargent, 
Ralph M. Spoor, 
John Walton, M.A., 



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Sir George Hayter Chubb, 
Mr. George W. Munt, 
Lieut. John Scott, R.A., - 
Major John Smith, 
Mr. WUliam H. Walker, 

Ezra T. Wilks, 

Peter F. Wood. 



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Rev. W. Langdon Brimmell, 

„ James Fletcher, 

„ John H. Loxley, 
Major-Gen. A. H. £. Campbell, 
Lieut. -Col Alfred G. Hipwell, 



R.N., 



Mr. John Holdea, 
„ William Nicklin, 
D.S.O. 

Captain Thomas Riley, K.R.R., 
Sir George Smith. 



The Rev. Richard W. Allen is the Secretary. 



SEAMEN'S MISSION. 
The following is the Sub-Committee for the ensuing year : 
The Officers of the Home Mission Committee ; the Chairman 
of the First London District ; the Seamen's Missiopary ; the 
Superintendent and the Stewards of the London (Poplar) 
Circuit ; the Limehouse Stewards ; the Local Treasurer of the 
Mission; the 

Mr. Thomas Jeffereon, 
„ Edmund S. Lamplough, 
Percy W. Pocock, 



Rev. Dr. Nicholson, 
Mr. Thomas H. Davison, 
John Duckham, 
Robert Gambles, 
Herbert Holman, M.A., 
Richard H. Holman, 



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John Upton, 
John B. Wilkinson, 



with ten others to be elected by the Home Mission Committee. 



LONDON MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The Rev. Walford Gr£En and Mr. Robert W. Perks, 
M.P., are re-appointed the Treasurers of the Mission. The 
Rev. William D. Walters is the General Secretary. 



296 HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. [1898. 



3. The Committee shall consist of the Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary ; the Chairmen of the three London 
Districts; the Treasurers; the Secretaries; the Local Trea- 
surers and Secretaries of Branches; the Secretary and 
Assistant Secretary of the Home Mission Committee ; the 
Secretary of the Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund ; the 
Ministers appointed to the work of the Mission ; two Repre- 
sentatives from each Branch, and two from the Mission Band 
Union; with twenty-four Ministers, and such a number of 
Laymen as will equalise the number of Ministers and Lay- 
men, residing in the London Districts ; vie. 

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Mr. John Crowle, 


Richard W. AUen, | 


„ William J. Davey, 


Josiah Banham, 1 


„ Robert Foskett, 


G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A.| 


„ John Gibbs, 


William J. Brown, 


„ William J. Gibbs, 


Joseph Cranswick, 


„ T. Morgan Harvey, 


Thomas Cross, 


„ William Hedges, 


Robert Culley, 


„ Henry Holloway, 


Nehemiah Cumock (b), 


„ John B. Ingle, 


John H. Gnibb, 


„ George W. Kilner, 


Jabez Ingram, 


„ Benjamin Lamb, 


J. Scott Lidgett, M. A, 


„ George Lidgett, B.A, 


Josiah Mee, 


„ John H. Lile, 


William Middleton, 


„ Oswald Lofthouse, 


G. Talalun Newton, 


„ William A M'Arthur, M.P., 


Dr. Nicholson, 


„ George Manger, 


Charles F. Nightingale, 


„ Henry Marden, 


Joseph Olphert, 


„ George W. Munt, 


Isai^ Parker, 


„ George Parker, 


Allen Rees, 


„ Charles Penny, 


Henry T. Smart, 


„ T. J. Walker Sargent, 


Dr. Stephenson, 


„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 


Thomas E. Westerdale, 


Sir Clarence Smith, 


Howard Barrett, 


Mr. J. Crowle Smith, 


Thomas Boney, 


„ John Southall, 


Robert Carr, 


„ James £. Vanner, 


J. Henry Champness, 


„ William Vanner, 


George Corderoy, 


„ J. Wesley Walker, 


James H. Creasy, 


„ EzraT. Wilks, 


W. Montgomery Crook, B.A., 


„ W. Lisle Williams. 



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Also, twelve Ministers and twelve Laymen residing in other 
than the London Districts : 



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John Cory, Cardiff, 


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Reginald Stanley, Nuneaton, 


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John S. Simon, 


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James S. Stocks, Leeds, 


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William Walker, Whitehaven, 


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4. The following ladies are appointed additional members of 
the London Mission Committee : Mrs. Walford Green, Miss 
Dewhirst, Mrs. H. Price Hughes, Mrs. Henry T. Meakin, Miss 
Florence Bennett, Mrs. John E. Wakerley. 

5. The General Committee meets on the last Friday of every 
alternate month. 



MANCHESTER AND SALFORD MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The Conference directs that the Quarterly Meeting of the 
Manchester (Oldham Street) Circuit, now comprising the whole 
of the Mission area, shall include the Trustees of all the Chapels 
and Mission Halls who are members of Society, whether such 
Trustees are resident in the Circuit or not ; and the Conference 
further directs the said Quarterly Meeting to act in harmony 
with the Committee of the Mission hereinafter appointed. 

3. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year : 



Rev. Samuel F. Collier, 
John H. Corson, 
Thomas Dargue, 
Daniel A. De Mouilpied, 
J. Clapham Greaves, 



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John Homabrook, 
John Jackson, 
Simpson Johnson, 
John Kinnings, 



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Samuel Marriott, 
John Martin (b), 
Herbert M. Nield, 
Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
Dr. Randies, 
W. Henry Thompson, 
Alfred H. Vine, 
J. Maydew Wamsley, 

Mr. Edward Aston, 
Sidney Barker, ' 
Joseph Beckett, 
James Brickhill, 
Alfred Brookes, 
John R. Byrom, 
William Champness, 
Joseph C. Crook, 
Jacob Eamshaw, ■ 
EUlwin Farron, 
Alfred J. Fletcher, 
Thomas Grange, 
Frederick Hammond, 
John Hammond, 
George C. Haworth, 
John F. Haworth, 
WilUam H. Holland, 



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Isaac Hoyle, 
Henry F. Jenkins, 
Alfred R. Kelley, 
Joseph Leatherbarrow, 
George W. Little, 
Herbert Morgan, 
Thomas Morris, 
Ernest Ogden, 
William Oldham, 
Henry Plummer, 
William Raby, 
Thomas H. Rigby, 
L. Frank Robinson, 
John Royle, 
James Scarlett, 
William Simpson, 
Charles G. Sinclair, 
George T. Stanley, 
William Tattersall, 
Thomas Walker, 
Ralph D. Waller, 
John A. Walsh, 
James F. Wilkinson, 
John Wilkinson 
Thomas Willshaw. 



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BIRMINGHAM MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year : 



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„ Tilden J. Bisseker, 


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„ Henry Black, 


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Mr. Charles H. Brampton, 
Charles Britten, 
J. Jenkin Clarke, 
Charles Evans, 
William T. Field, 
W. Fiddian Green, 
Ewen Harper, 
Edwin Hunt, 
Simeon T. King, 
William Letts, 



Mr. Stephen Mills, 

Ebenezer Parkes, M.P., 
John I. Parkes, 
Theodore L. Parsons, 
Alfred H« Rogers, 
John W. Sankey, 
Thomas Sewell, 
Joseph Simons, 
Reginald Stanley, 
George H. Stephenson. 



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LIVERPOOL MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives' and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Comniittee for the 
ensuing year : 



Rev. Edward S. Banham, 


Mr. William Craze, 


„ William H. Booth, 


Dr. John B. Edis, 


„ John Brash, 


Mr. John Ellison, 


„ E. Theodore Carrier, 


„ John H. Farmer, 


„ Thomas J. Choate, 


„ William Harrop, 


„ Benjamin Dodd, 


„ Samuel Hough, 


„ Charles Garrett, 


„ Moses Howarth, 


„ John C. Harvard, 


„ Edward L. Lloyil, 


„ Robert Foster, 


„ John W. Lloyd, 


„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 


„ Isaac A. Mack, 


„ Alfred Roebuck, B.D., 


„ James J. Mack, 


„ John C. Stuart, 


„ J. Cory Monkhouse, 


„ Samuel Wilkes, 


„ William NewaU, 


Mr. John Allen, 


„ Thomas Peacock, 


„ Johnston Bell, 


„ John T. Warrington, 


„ Isaac Bradburn, 


Dr. James Wood. 


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ivener. 



LEEDS MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year : 



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Rev. John S. Banks, 
,, Albert Bishop, 
„ Samuel Chadwick, 
„ W. Blackburn Fitz-Gerald, 
„ John Gawthrop, 
„ Edward Martin, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
„ G. Stringer Rowe, 
,, J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 
„ Nicholas W. Thomlinson, 
Mr. Moses Atkinson, 
. , Frank Barr, 

William Brown, 
Thomas Cowling, 
Samuel Dibb, 
Levi Fitton, 
„ James Greenwood, 
„ John W. Greenwood, 
Dr. John B. Hellier, 
Mr. Arthur F. L. Hepton, 
Benjamin Hutchinson, 
John B. Jefferson, 
Joseph Laycock, 
Thomas Lee, 

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William B. Mason, 
William Maxwell, 
John C. Metcalfe, 
William Middlebrook, 
Thomas Mortimer, 
Wesley North, 
John W. Pearson, 
John Raynar, 
Tindale Rippon, 
Robert W. Sadler, 
Thomas Scholes, 
Mark Scott, 
Robert L. Scott, 
Edward Simpson, 
James S. Stocks, 
John T. Theodore, 
James Wade, 
Thomas R. Walker, 
George Ward, 
John W. Watson, 
Benjamin Whitaker, 
Robert Wray. 



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Rev. Thomas D. Barnes, 
Alfred Barrett, 
Henry Bone, 
„ Jabez Bridge, 
„ J. Reeves Brown, 
„ John C. W. Gostick, 
William Malpas, 
George Marris, 
„ William A. Trezise, 
Mr. John Bee, 

Joseph Blackburn, 
John Brown, 
Robert W. Brumby, 
„ William Cussons, 
Dr. David H. Davy, 
Mr. George Evans, 

Thomas R. Ferens, 
Richard Field, 

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Thomas Good, 
Charles Hebden, 
Samuel H. Holmes, 
William Jarman, 
Michael Lawson, 
William Loughborough, 
Henry Nicholson, 
Eklwin Parker, 
James Parrish, 
John Pybus, 
Joseph Rank, 
Francis Ross, 
Henry H. Russell, 
Thomas R. Ruxton, 
Joseph Soul sby, 
Thomas S. Taylor, 
Robert H. Winter. 

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NEWCASTLE'ON-TYNE : BLENHEIM STREET MISSION, 

The following are appointed the Committee for the ensuing 
year : 

The Chairman of the District, the Ministers of the New- 
castle Circuits, and the following Laymen : 



Mr. William H. Allen, 

„ Thomas H. Bainbridge, 

t, John B. Bowes, 
Dr. Frederick C. Coley, 
Mr. Charles W. Hutchinson, 

„ John Hutchinson, 

„ George Luckley, 

„ John C. Maudlen, 

„ J. Montague Montgomery, 



Mr. Thomas A. Potts, 

„ Henry £. Richardson, M.A., 

„ Robert Rowell, 

„ Walter Runciman, M.A., 

„ Thomas B. Sambidge, 

„ William H. Stephenson, 

„ John A. Telford, 

„ Thomas Towns, 

„ Johnstone Wallace. 



Mr. J. Montague Montgomery is the Convener. 



SUNDERLAND : SANS STREET MISSION. 

The following are appointed the Committee for the ensuing 
year : 

1. The Ministers of the Sunderland Circuits (including the 
Mission). 

2. All those connected with the Mission who in a Circuit 

would be ex officio members of the Quarterly Meeting ; together 

with the following : 

Mr. John Dodd, 
„ Thomas Donkin, 
„ John J. Eltringham, 
„ George M. Haddock, 
„ Hugh Panton, 

with power to add to their number. 
Mr. TnoBfAS Donkin is the Convener. 



Mr. George H. Robinson, 
„ Thomas Scott, 
„ George Shimmin, 
„ J. Wallace Taylor, 
„ Alfred £. Usher, 



BOLTON MISSION, 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year : 



302 HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT FUND. [tSgS. 



Rev. Charles W. Andrews, B.D., 
Thomas Champness, 
Samuel F. Collier, 
George £. Cutting, 
Charles O. Eldridge, B.A., 
John T. F. Halligey, 
Simpson Johnson, 
Thomas W. Johnstone, 
Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
Thomas Rodgers, 
John R. Barlow, B.A., 
William Barlow, 
Herbert Broadley, 
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Abraham Entwistle, 
Ernest Knowles, 
Joseph Henry Marsden, 
James Musgrave, 
A. Ernest Parke, 
Jonas Proctor, 
William H. Rowe, 
Charles E. Walker, 
Thomas Walker, 
William Edward Walker, 
Thomas Willshaw, 
James Yates, 
John Yates. 



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SOUTH WALES MISSION. 



The Conference receives the Report, and discharges the 
Committee. 



BRISTOL MISSION. 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The following is the Committee for the ensuing year : 



Rev. Henry J. Foster, 

James H. Hodson, B.D., 

Mayson Penn. 

Dr. Henry J. Pope, 

Benjamin Scott, B.A., 

John S. Simon, 

Alfred Wells, 
Mr. Farnham Budgett, 

Frank N. Charles, 

J. Bond Charles, 

W. Howell Davies, 

Charles E. L. Gardner, 

Henry George, 

Philip Gibbons, 



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Mr. Frank J. Harris, 

Samuel C. Hosegood, 
Henry Kinnersley, 
John Milford, 
Alfred H. Nurse, 
William W. Parker, 
John W. Seldon, 
Edward C. Taylor, 
John W. Thompson, 
William A. Titley, 
IV. Dove Wilcox, 
J. Bartley Willway, 
Thomas Wise, 
Samuel R. Woods. 



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HOME MISSION DEPUTATIONS. 



303 



''JOYFUL NEWS'' MISSION, 

1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference again commends this institution to the 
support of the Methodist people. 

3. The Committee is re-appointed as follows : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M. A., President of the Con- 
ference ; William L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary; four Ministers and four Laymen to be 
elected by the Missionary Committee, and the same number 
by the Home Mission Committee ; together with the 



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William Middlebrook, 


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Mrs. George Clegg. 



The Rev. Henry J. Pope, D.D., is the Convener. 



Q. XXVIII. Who are appointed as the Deputa- 
tions to Districts on behalf of our Home Missions ? 

A. Districts. 

4. Bedford and Northampton^ J. Conder Nattrass, B.A., 

B.D., Thomas Ross. 

5. Kent, William L. Bennett, Joseph Jackson. 

6. East Anglia, Charles E. Mees, B.A., Frederick J. 

Harvey. 

7. Ox/ordf E. Lightwood Smith, William H. H. Kelshaw. 

8. Portsmouth, J. Griffin Hodson, John H. Maddock. 



304 AUXILIARY FUND. [iSgS. 

9. Channel Islands, Samuel H. Hallam. 

11. Cornwall, George Denton, Charles Lee-Dunham. 

12. Exeter, Alfred Wells, R. Harris Lloyd. 

13. Bristol and Bath, John England, Robert Browell. 

14. Cardiff and Swansea, R. Bevan Shepherd, M.A., T. 

Brain Castle. 

17. Birmingham and Shrewsbury, Edward P. Lowry, 

Thomas W. Fawthrop. 

18. Macclesfield, Thomas Rippon, James R. Sharpley. 

19. Liverpool, James Todd, J. Sutcliffe Allen. 

21. Bolton, Samuel Wilkes, Philip Hawkes. 

22. Halifax and Bradford, T. Ferrier Hulme, M.A., E. 

Omar Pearson. 

23. Leeds, Thomas Sanderson, Thomas E. Westerdale. 

24. Sheffield, Josiah E. Whydale, John Ho.ward. 

25. Nottingham and Derby, J. Denholm Brash, Charles W. 

Andrews, B.A., B.D. 

26. Lincoln, John Pickup, Arthur T. Kinnings. 

28. York, Enoch Salt, T. Morcom Taylor, B.A. 

29. Whitby and Darlington, T. Hard wick Mawson, William 

Bradfield, B.A. 

30. Newcastle, J. T. Wardle Stafford, Joseph T. Gurney. 

31. Carlisle, Henry T. Meakin. 

32. Isle of Man, John Alfred Sharp. 

33. Scotland, James Crabtree. 



WORN OUT MINISTERS' AND MINISTERS' WIDOWS' 

AUXILIARY FUND. 

Q. XXIX. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference on the affairs of the Auxiliary Fund ? 

A. I. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The Conference rejoices to learn from the financial 



1898.] AUXIUARY FUND. 305 

statement of the Treasurers that the income for the year meets 
the expenditure. The large credit balance of ;^2,i64 155. 3//. 
is exceptional; it is owing to the large amount paid for 
transfers to the Home work, which bring increased liabilities, 
on the Fund. 

3. The Conference regards it as imperative that continued 
attention should be given to the contributions in the Classes ; 
any serious diminution in this source of income will assuredly 
involve the Fund in difficulties. 

4. The Conference rejoices to hear that a further sum of 
^966 35. 3</. has been received on account of the Special 
Effort, and carried to account. 

5. The Conference resolves that the scale of allowances 
made to Widows be 105. for each year the husband tra- 
velled, with a bonus of ^^14. 

6. The thanks of the Conference are presented to those 
friends who have made special donations; to the Executors 
who have paid sundry legacies ; and to the District and Circuit 
Treasurers for their services during the year. 

7. The cordial thanks of the Conference are presented to 
the Rev. Walford Green and Mr. John L. Barker for their 
valuable services as General Treasurers, and they are re- 
appointed for the ensuing year. 

8. (i) Allowances are paid half-yearly, in advance; the 
dates of payment being August 10 and February 10. 

(2) Funeral allowances are paid for Supernumerary Ministers 
and for Widows of Supernumerary Ministers, when needed, 

9. The Conference directs that Collections in aid of the Fund 
be made in all our chapels ; that the claims of the Fund be 
specifically brought before the Members during the visitation of 
the Classes in September ; and that efforts be made to obtain 
new annual subscriptions. 

10. The following are appointed the Committee of Manage- 
ment for the ensuing year : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 
M.A., President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, 
Ex- President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; Rev. Walford 



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Green and Mr. John L. Barker the General Treasurers; 
together with the 



Rev. Thomas Allen, ; 


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„ T. Morgan Harvey, London, 


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T. Galland Hartley, 


„ George £. Hine, London, 


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John Homabrook, 


„ V^lliam Hunt, Smto/; 


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Jabez Ingram, 


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John J. Ingram, 


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Dr. Jenkms, 


„ William Lane, Weston-s-Mare, 


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Charles H. Kelly, 


„ James Lovatt, Newcastle, Staff., 


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William Middleton, 


„ Isaac A. Mack, Booth, 


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George W. Olver, B.A., 


„ John H. Mason, Newbury, 


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William Perkins, 


„ Henry Page, fValmer, 


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„ William Raby, Manchester, 


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Ralph M. Spoor, 


„ Utrick A. Ritson, Newcastle, 


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The Committee shall superintend the general working of 
the Fund, and also consider and decide upon such peculiar 
cases of affliction and distress among the Supernumerary 
Ministers and Ministers' Widows as may be recommended by 
the District Synods for special and occasional relief. 

1 1. The following are appointed the Sub-Committee for the 
Invalid Ministers' Rest Fund : 



Rev. John S. Banks, 
„ Thomas J. Choate, 
„ Charles Garrett, 
Walford Green, 
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Henry R. Bowers, Chester, 
Edwin Cannington, Waterloo, 
Norval W. Helme, Lancaster, 
Isaac A. Mack, Liverpool, 
„ Dr. Randies, „ Thomas H. Rigby, Stoc^f>ort ; 

the Rev. Charles Garrett is appointed Treasurer. 

The Rev. John Hornabrook is the Convener. 

The Houses of Rest at Colwyn Bay and at Grange shall 
be under the care of the Invalid Ministers' Rest Fund Sub- 
Committee. 



1898.] THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 307 

All applications for terms of residence during the summer 
and autumn must be made not later than March i, to the 
Rev. John Hornabrook, Central Buildings^ Oldham Street^ 
Manchester, 

These applications shall be brought before the Committee 
early in March, it being understood that the preference shall 
always be given to Invalid Ministers. Should any emergency 
arise, the Rev. Walford Green, in conjunction with the Chairmen 
of the Liverpool and Manchester Districts, shall be empowered 
to make the necessary arrangements. 



THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 

Q. XXX. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference with regard to the Theological Institution ? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Report of the General 
Committee, the Tutors, and Examiners, together with the 
financial statement of the General Treasurers. 

2. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the General 
and Local Treasurers, Secretaries, Committees, and to the 
Examiners, for their efficient services. 

3. The Conference directs that the financial year of the 
Institution Fund shall close on June 20 of each year. 

4. The Rev. Walford, Green is re-appointed, and Sir 
George Smith is appointed, one of the General Treasurers; 
the Rev. Albert Clayton is re*appointed the General Secre- 
tary ; Mr. DiGBY F. Shillington and Mr. George W. Munt 
are re-appointed the Treasurers of the Richmond Branch; 
Mr. WiLLLAM Raby is re-appointed, and Mr. John F. Haworth 
is appointed, one of the Treasurers of the Didsbury Branch ; 
Mr. John C. Quickfall and Mr. Whxiam R. Horner are 
re-appointed the Treasurers of the Headingley Branch; Mr. 
Thomas Barnsley and Mr. W. Ftodian Green are re-appointed 
Treasurers of the Birmingham Branch ; the Rqv. Josiah Banham 
is re-appointed the Secretary of the Richmond Branch; the 



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THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION, 



[1898. 



Rev. Jeremiah Dodsworth is re-appointed the Secretary of 
the Didsbury Branch ; the Rev. Arthur W. Ward, B.A., is 
re-appointed the Secretary of the Headingley Branch; and 
the Rev. Henry Elderkin is re-appointed Secretary of the 
Birmingham Branch. 

5. The following are appointed the General Committee for 
the ensuing year : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., 
President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, Ex- 
President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; the General 
Treasurers; the Local Treasurers; the General Secretary; 
the Local Secretaries ; the Tutors of the several Branches ; 
the Rev. George G. Findlay, B.A., G. Armstrong Bennetts, 
B.A., and James Hope Moulton, M.A., General Examination 
Secretaries of Preachers on Trial ; 



Rev 


. Albert Bishop, 


Mr. John L. Barker, 


»f 


William J. Brown, 


„ John R. Barlow, B.A, 


» 


Joseph Bushy 


„ Henry Bisseker, 


it 


James Chapman, 


„ James Brickhill, 


tt 


Thomas J. Choate, 


„ William H. Budgett, 


$t 


James Crabtree, 


„ Alban G. BuUer, 


tt 


John T. F. Halligey, 


„ James Burnley, 


t* 


T. Galland Hartley, 


„ Eldwin Cannington, 


If 


William J. Hutton, 


„ Walter Clarke, 


tt 


William Jackson (a). 


„ Thomas Skelton Cole, 


tt 


Dr. Jenkins, 


„ John Cooper, 


It 


Featherstone Kellett, 


„ J. Vanner Early, 


tt 


Charles H. Kelly, 


„ J. Wilcox Edge, 


ft 


James Lewis (a). 


„ John Field, 


It 


Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A., 


Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, 


yy 


Frederic W. Macdonald, 


G.C.S.I., M.P., 


tt 


George W. Olver, B.A., 


Mr. Thomas Goldsworthy, 


tt 


Dr. Henry J. Pope, 


„ Isaac C. Griffith, 


tt 


Dr. Rigg, 


Major Herbert Hart, 


tt 


Richard Roberts, 


Mr. John F. Haworth, 


II 


Enoch Salt, 


„ Edward HiU, 


It 


Daniel Sanderson, 


„ John R HUl, 


tt 


Alfred Sargent, 


„ W. Lomas Joy, 


11 


Dr. Stephenson, 


^, Arthur H. Kelly, 


If 


James D. Tetley, 


„ William £. Knight, 


tt 


Peter Thompson, 


„ Williamson T.amplough, 


tt 


William J. Tweddle, 


„ J. Bayley Lees, 


II 


Dr. Waller, 


„ Joseph Maltby, 


ft 


J. Cornelius Wright, 


„ William Mewbum, D.L., 


Mr. 


Moses Atkinson, 


„ Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 



1898.] THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 309 



Mr. Charles J. Thomas, 
„ John W. Thomas, 
ff William Tunstill, 
Dr. Arthur Vinter, 
Mr. William Warlow, 
„ John G. Widdicombe. 



Mr. William F. Osbom, 
„ John I. Parkes, 
„ Percy W. Pocock, 
„ Alfred Pointon, 
„ John Raynar, 
„ Henry Swaffield, 
„ J. Thorp Taylor, 

6. The Conference directs that the Quarterly Meetings of the 
General Committee shall be held at Headingley, Birmingham, 
Didsbury, and London, successively ; and that the Time-table 
of each Branch shall be printed for the use of the Committee 
at its first meeting after Conference. 

7. The Finance Sub-Committee shall consist of the President 
of the Conference; the Ex-President j the Secretary; the 
General and Local Treasurers ; the General and Local Secre- 
taries; the House Governors; the Rev. Joseph Bush, James 
Crabtree, George W. Olver, B.A., Dr. Henry J. Pope, Dr. Rigg, 
Enoch Salt, Dr. Stephenson, William J. Tweddle, Dr. Waller ; 
Messrs. John L. Barker, John Cooper^ J. Wilcox Edge, John I. 
Parkes, AJfred Pointon, John Raynar, William Warlow ; with 
the Rev. William J. Brown, Convener. 

The Sub-Committee is directed to meet before each Quarterly 
Meeting of the General Committee, to consider the Reports of 
the Governors as to payments to and payments by Students, 
to examine the quarterly statements of the Local Treasurers, 
and generally to compare and watch the expenditure at the 
several Branches of the Institution. 

8. The Executive Committee for the Richmond Branch shall 
consist of the President, the Ex-President, and the Secretary 
of the Conference ; the General Treasurers ; the General Sec- 
retary ; the Tutors ; the Treasurers and the Secretary of the 
Branch ; the Superintendent Minister of the Richmond Circuit ; 
Mr. Henry Liddell, of Richmond; and those members of the Mis- 
sionary Committee who reside in the three London Districts. 

9. The Executive Committee for the Didsbury Branch shall 
consist of the President and the Secretary of the Conference ; 
the General Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the Tutors ; 
the Treasurers and the Secretary of the Branch ; 



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[1898. 



Rev. T. Hardy Banks, BA^ 

Robert Bentley, 

James Bimtiiig, 

Henry Burton, M.A., 

G. Mackenzie Cobban, 

James Crabtree, 

John W. Crake, 

Daniel A. De Mouilpied, 

Charles H. Floyd, 

Charles Garrett, 

J. Clapham Greaves, 

John Homabrook, 

William Jackson (a), 

Simpson Johnson, 

Thomas W. Johnstone, 

David Jones (a), 

J. Bourne Jones, 

John Kinnings, 

James Lewis (a), 

Thomas SfCulla^h, 

Henry Oyston, 

Thomas Puddicombe, 

John Smith (b), 

John Thackray, B.A,, 

W. Henry Thompson, 

Alfred H. Vine, 

J. Maydew Wamsley, 

David Young, 
Mr. John L. Barker, 
„ James Brickhill, 

10. The Executive Committee for the Headingley Branch 
shall consist of the President and the Secretary of the Con- 
ference ; the General Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the 
Tutors ; the Treasurers and the Secretary of the Branch ; 

Rev. Edward Martin, 



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Mr. Edwin Cannington, 
William Champness, 
G. Herbert Clapham, 
John Cooper, 
Henry Edmunds, 
Alfred J. Fletcher, 
John Howorth, 

Dr. Edwin Jackson, 

Mr. Alfred R. Kelley, 
Robert L. Leigh, 
J. Cory Monk house, 
Benjamin Moore, 
Herbert Morgan, 
Alfred E. Parke, 
Robert Proctor, 
Charles W. Provis, 
Godfrey M. Richardson, 
Thomas H. Rigby, 
Edward Sandbach, 
John M. Smith, 
William Smith, 
George T. Stanley, 
J. Fishwick Stead, 
George W. Walker, 
Ralph D. Waller, 
Samuel Warburton, 
William Webster, 

Dr. Wilkinson, 

Mr. Thomas Willshaw. 



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Rev. Theophilus D.Anderson, B.A., 
Albert Bishop, 
William Burgess, 
W. Burkitt Dalby, 
Edward D. Dannatt, 
Joseph Dawson, 
W. Blackburn Fitz-Gerald, 
John C. W. Gostick, 
Henry E. Gregg, 
Thomas Haslam, 
Edwin Hayward, 
William Jessop, 
James MTurk, 
Joseph T. L. Maggs, B.A., B.D., 
William J. Mairis, 



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John Nancarrow, 
George Oyston, B.A., 
John S. Pawlyn, 
Valentine W. Pearson, B.A., 
James Pratt, 
H. Owen Rattenbury, 
J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 
James Todd, 
Samuel Vincent, 
Silvester Whitehead, 
Edward Workman, 
Mr. Moses Atkinson, 
William E. Aykroyd, 
James Burnley, 



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1893.] 



THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION. 



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Mr. Robert Clough, 
T. Skelton Cole, 
Peter Falconer, 
J. Jacob Flitch, 
Arthur F. L. Hepton, 
John R. Hill, 
John Hillaby, 
Thomas MaUinson, 
William Middlebrook, 
Charles Myers, 
WiUiam Oddy, 
Samuel Osbom, 
Frank Patchett, 
John Raynar, 



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II 
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II 



Mr. Henry Richardson, 
Walter Roberts, 
William A. Roberts, 
Benjamin Rycroft, 
G. Meams Savery, M.A., 
Thomas Scholes, 
George Smith, 
James S. Stocks, 
J. Thorp Taylor, 
Benjamin T. Vickers, 
Dr. Arthur Vinter, 
Mr. Benjamin Whitaker, 
J. Haigh Wlce, 
John W. Wilson. 



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II. The Executive Committee for Uti^ Birmingham Branch 
shall consist of the President and the Secretary of the Con- 
ference ; the General Treasurers ; the General Secretary ; the 
Tutors ; the Treasurers and the Secretary of the Branch.; 



Rev. 


Theodore Bishop, 


Mr. 


John Barker, 


II 


WUliam Bradfield, B.A., 


II 


John Bamsley, 
William Bayfiss, 


II 


W. Milbum Briggs, 


II 


II 


Joseph Bush, 


II 


James Botteley, 


II 


Henry B. Clough, 


II 


William Boulton, 


II 


Charles Dawe, 


tt 


Henry J. Brooks, 


II 


Richard G. Dawson, 


II 


Alban G. BuUer, 


II 


Edward R. Edwards, 


>i 


Walter Clarke, 


tt 


Richard Harding (b). 


tt 


John Coy, 


II 


William J. Heaton, 


II 


Edward P. Davies, 


II 


Samuel T. House, 


II 


John S. Downing, 


i> 


T. Henry Ingram, 


II 


John Field, 


II 


Henry Little, 


II 


Henry Heal, 


II 


Ebenezer Morgan, 


II 


NevUle S. Hedey, 


tt 


John Hugh Morgan, 


II 


Thomas Hill, 


tt 


Joseph Posnett, 


II 


Edwin Hunt, 


tt 


Joseph Robinson, 


II 


John Bayley Lees, 


II 


John Rodwell, 


II 


Ebenezer Parkes, M.P., 


ft 


Enoch Salt, 


II 


Israel Parkes, 


tt 


Conrad S. Sargisson, 


tt 


J6hn L Parkes, 


tt 


William Slack, 


tt 


John Peters, 


tf 


William Stevinson, B.A., 


II 


Alfred Pointon, 


II 


John J, Twells, 


tt 


John W. Sankey, 


II 


George S. Tyler, 


tt 


Albert E. Sawday, 


II 


Josiah E. Whydale, 


Dr. 


Scurrah, 


>i 


W. Davies Williams, 


Mr 


. Edwin Soutter, 


II 


Frederick Luke Wiseman, 


tt 


Henry G. Walker, 




B.A., 


ti 


William Warlow, 


Mr. 


Charles Akrill, 


II 


George Wilkinson, 


II 


Alfred Baker, 


II 


William H. Wilkmson. 



312 THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION, [1898. 

N,B. — For the Diadpline Committees of tiie several Branches 
of the Institution see pp. 242, 243. 

12. The Conference directs that the following Resolutions, 
previously adopted, shall be reprinted : 

(i) Wherever it is practicable, two Collections shall be 
made annually in eadi chapel throughout the Connexion on 
behalf of the Funds of 'the Institution ; and tiiese Collections 
shall be made, if possible, in December. 

(2) The Conference directs the Superintendents of Circuits 
to remit all Subscriptions and Collections for the Institution 
to the General Treasurers early in the year; and instructs 
the Chairmen of Districts to ascertain, by enquiry at tiie May 
Synod, whether such payments have been made. 

(3) The Conference affirms the principle, which has from the 
beginning been recognised in the administration of the Institution, 
in regard to chaiges on account of Students, that such Students 
as have the means, or whose friends have the means, shall be 
expected to contribute, in whole or in part, according to their 
ability, towards the cost of their own maintenance and education ; 
and it directs the General Committee to consider and adopt such 
methods as may be deemed best for carrying this rule into effect 

(4) A minimum chaige for maintenance shall be made, 
which every Student shall be expected to defray; it being, 
however, distinctly understood that the General Committee 
shall be empowered to remit the charge wherever, and in so 
far as, it may be found on enquiry that any Student is unable 
to pay. And further, all Students who are able, either them- 
selves or by their parents and friends, to add, to the payment 
for maintenance, payment on account of education, should be 
urged to do so. 

(5) The Conference directs that information be given to 
the General Treasurers of the Institution Fund of the resigna- 
tion of any Probationer, or of any Minister who has not been 
ten years in the Full Work of the Ministry, in order that 
a list may be kept of those who have not discharged their 
obligations in respect of their Institution training. 



1898.] 313 

EDUCATION. 

Q. XXXI. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference on the subject of Wesleyan Education ? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Report of the proceedings 
of the Education Committee during the year, together with 
a Statistical Statement relating to Training Collies, Day 
Schools, Sunday Schools, and the Connexional Sunday-school 
Union ; and directs that an Abstract thereof be printed in the 
Minutes, (See Appendix III.) 

2. The thanks of the Conference are presented to the 
Rev. Walford Green, to Mr. Thomas Barnsley, and to 
Mr. William Vanner, for their services as Treasurers of the 
Education Fund. 

3. The Conference re-appoints the Rev. Walford Green, 
Mr. Thomas Barnsley, and Mr. William Vanner, Treasurers 
of the Education Fund. 

The special duty of Mr. William Vanner shall be the charge 
of the Sunday-school Union branch of the finance. 

4. The Education Committee shall consist of the following : 
(i) The eX'Officio Members : the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 

M.A., President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, 
Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary of the Con- 
ference; Walford Green, Mr. Thomas Barnsley, and Mr. 
William Vanner, Treasurers of the Education Fund ; the Rev. 
Dr. Waller, Secretary of the Education Committee ; Dr. Rigg, 
Principal of the Westminster Training College; James 
Chapman, Principal of the Southlands Training College; 
Robert Culley, Secretary of the Sunday-school Union; T. 
Bowman Stephenson, D.D., LL.D., Principal of the Children's 
Home ; Charles H. Kelly, Book Steward. 

(2) Twenty-four Ministers in the London Districts : 



Rev. Josiah Banham, 


Rev. George Denton, 


,, John Bond, 


„ John Dymond, 
„ John H. Grubb, 


„ George Charter, 


„ James Critchison, 


„ WUUam Hirst, 


„ Nehemiah Cumock (b). 


„ Dr. Jenkins, 



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[1898. 



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ft R. ^yiMtwmtfc litttr, 
M Fredcnc TKT. 



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. Wifiaa D. Wakcn^ 
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p, 0r. Vearj J. Pope^ 

(3) Thirtf Lajmcn in the London Districts : 



gy Bobcftt J. Su 
• HcBiy R. BilggU, 
^ Pcfcy W- Pw B tiB g, 
. Jofai T. Bvdoi^ 
„ Frank a 

J. Cole, 



W.Iiitt; 

trdCy wWm JnOCOCky 



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Ifr. Heuy T. Waddj, 
« J. Wcsl^ Walker, 
RL Hoiu Sb- Hcmy Fowfer, f ^ £zn T. WSka^ 

G.CSX, ILP, 
Mr. I»acC Gffiffith^ 



« Joaepk R. Wood, 
Pttcr F.Wood. 



S. Hanr^, 
B. Pod Hcfywofth, 



(4) Ei^^ Mlfristrrs and ti^at hajmcn reskfing in otiier 

than the London Districts: 

Rer. John S. Bankik < Ifr. GeoiBc F. Baker, 

„ HcBiy E» Crest 
„ John Hotaabrook, 
„ JaflMs Hope Moultoi^ il.An 
„ Jofai S. Pawljf% 

„ J. CromptoQ SoiPeriistt% 
„ T. OjBden T^lotv 

(5) One liiiiwfa>r and one Liqfmsn nominated by each 
District Sjrnod 



Herbcft A. JohnstOBe^ 



RcT. Gtjoigt. ^v • Olvcr, li Ai 



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„ EdwaidC 
„ Wiffiisl. 



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Mr. JokaH. Godwin. 
„ IKgbjT F. ShiWiiigtou. 



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S. Madder. 



JohaCFidler. 



1898. J 




EDUCATION. 




3^5 


Exeter . . Rev. 


M. Wyche Mountford, ] 


B.A. Mr. AUred T. Loram. 


Bristol AND Bath . 


II 


Samuel E. Keeble 


• II 


Albert Fetter. 


Cardiff and Swansea 


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William Wakinshaw 


• • It 


Lewis WiUiams. 


South Wales . 


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John Roberts (c) . 


• II 


Thomas Bevan. 


North Walks . 


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Hugh Jones (b) . 


• »i 


Daniel Fierce. 


Birmingham, etc. . 


II 


Edward R. Edwards . 


• II 


John Shu:k, B.A. 


Macclesfield . 


II 


E. Blanshard Keeling . 


• II 


Thomas H. Hewitt. 


LrvERPooi, 


II 


James Lewis (a) . 


• II 


Henry Mathwin, B. A. 


Manchester 


II 


William F. SUter, M.A 


- • II 


John Brozap. 


Bolton 


II 


Thomas Rodgers 


• II 


John R. Barlow, B.A. 


Halifax, etc. . 


II 


W. Scott Page 


• »i 


Robert Qough. 


Leeds 


II 


Edward Workman 


• II 


J. Haigh Wice. 


Sheffield . 


II 


George D. Mason . 


• II 


George Champley. 


Nottingham, etc. . 


II 


Amos Burnet 


• i» 


William £. Knight. 


Lincoln . 


II 


Marmaduke Riggall 


• • 11 


Walter T. Small. 


Hull .... 


II 


John C. W. Gostick 


• »i 


Thomas B. Hofanes. 


York .... 


II 


George Smith (b) 


• i» 


James C Haigh. 


Whitby, etc. . 


II 


Walter FuUer 


• • II 


Richard Hind. 


Newcastle-on-Tyne 


II 


T. Hardwick Mawson 


• II 


Thomas Richardson. 


Carlisle . 


II 


Bamford Burrows 


• • II 


Robert Spencer. 


Isle of Man . 


II 


John Drayton Thomas 


• • II 


Ralph K. Kermode. 


Scotland . 


II 


Geoi^e Jackson, BA. 


• fi 


John Marshalli 


Zetland . 


11 


Henry T. Brumwell 


• • II 


William S. Smith. 



5. The Conference empowers the Wesleyan Education 
Committee to make grants towards expenditure incurred by 
structural and other alterations demanded by the Education 
Department in Day-school premises. 

6. Administrative Resolutions. ~ The Conference directs that 
the following Resolutions, previously adopted, shall be re- 
printed : 

(i) The Conference empowers the Education Committee to 
make Grants, on inspection, to new Schools to which the pro- 
visions of the Minute of the Education Department, dated 
June 21, 1878, apply, and for the probationary period during 
which, under the said Minute, such Schools cannot receive 
Grants in aid from the Department 

(2) The Conference expresses its opinion that, in view of 
the working of existing arrangements for Public Elementary 
Education, it is highly desirable that the number of Wesleyan 
Day Schools should at least be maintained. The Conference 
therefore strongly recommends that before steps are taken 
towards the closing or transfer of any Wesleyan Day School, 
the proposal to close or transfer it be communicated to the 



3i6 EDUCATION. [1898. 

Education Committee, in order that they may have an oppor- 
tunity of suggesting alternative proposals for the consideration 
of Local Managers. 

(3) The Conference directs that in all cases of difficulty in 
carrying on our Connexional Day Schools that are likely to 
result in the closing or transfer of such Schools, before such 
action be initiated the District Elducation Committee shall be 
consulted ; it being understood that such consultation shall not 
interfere with the direction of the Conference requiring con- 
sultation with the General Education Committee. 

(4) The Conference directs that in all ordinary cases of Day 
Schools conducted on Wesleyan Trust premises, no such 
Schools shall be discontinued so long as there is a reasonable 
prospect of their being carried on without serious embarrass- 
ment The same general principle shall apply to Wesleyan Day 
Schools conducted in premises rented for the purpose under the 
management of a recognised Wesleyan School Committee. 

When, however, the discontinuance of a Day School is 
proposed, before such proposal is carried into effect, the Super- 
intendent shall consult the Trustees, the Managing Committee, 
and the Subscribers ; and if in any case there is a considerable 
division of opinion, the case shall be submitted to the Quarterly 
Meeting of the Circuit. In all cases, the general principle laid 
down by the Conference respecting the Transfer of Schools 
— viz. that the Superintendents of the Circuits, with the 
Managers and Trustees acting in concert, shall consult the 
Elducation Committee — shall be adhered to. 

(5) The Conference declares that it shall not be deemed to 
be within the power and option of a Superintendent to prevent 
the establishment or continuance of a Wesleyan Day School, 
so long as responsible parties pledge themselves to bear all 
the financial cost and risk. 

(6) (i.) In view of the interpretation which is put upon 
Section XXIII. of the Elementary Education Act by the Lords 
of the Committee of Council — to the efiect that any transfer of 
a School, settled upon our School Model Deed No. I., to a 



1898.] EDUCATION. 317 

School Board, for any term whatever, for the purposes of such 
School Board, must be sanctioned not only by the signatures 
of the Trustees, but by the Conference, testified by the Presi- 
dent in writing, — the Conference directs that in every case in 
which the transfer of such a School is proposed, the Super- 
intendent, with th': Managers and Trustees acting in concert, 
shall first consult the Education Committee on the subject, 
and that if, for reasons given, that Committee recommends 
such a transfer, the Rules of the Conference in relation to 
the sale of Trust Property shall be applicable thereto : the 
Education Committee considering all questions affecting School 
Management, and the Chapel Committee questions affecting 
Trust Property. 

(ii.) In respect to Schools settled on the School Model Deed 
No. II., or on any other Deed in which the consent of the 
Conference is rendered necessary for the alienation of the 
property, the Conference recommends the Trustees to act 
upon the same principles as those laid down in the foregoing 
clause in relation to Schools settled on the School Model 
Deed No. I. 

(iii.) In all cases of transfer which may hereafter occur, the 
Conference recommends that provision be made in the instru- 
ment of transfer to secure the resumption of the premises by 
the Trustees, without their being required to reimburse any 
money laid out upon them by the School Board solely for its 
own purposes. 

7. The Conference further directs as follows : 

(i) All who are contemplating the erection or alteration of 
premises for the establishment of new Schools shall com- 
municate with the Education Committee, for the purpose of 
receiving counsel as to their projected undertakings and the 
adaptation of the premises to the systeQi of instruction 
designed to be adopted. 

(2) The Managers of every School shall require from the 
Teacher, at least once a year, a report as to the nature and 
extent of the Religious Instruction given in the School, in 



3i8 EDUCATION. [1898. 

order that they may be satisfied that the truths of Scripture 
are regulaiiy tau^^t to the duldren. 

(3) It is deemed desiraUe tiiat the Managers shall arrange, 
in conjunction with the Teadier, for r^ular examinations of 
the School in Religious Knowledge; such examinations to 
be conducted, as to time and m^od, as circumstances may 
require. 

(4) A General Report on the Religious Instruction given 
in the Day Schools^ founded upon the Teachers' Reports 
from the several Schools, as well as upon the personal visitation 
of the Ministers, shall be submitted to the March Quarterly 
Meetings^ when the Returns as to the Day and Sunday Schools 
oi the Circuit are presented. 

(5) The October Examination of Pupil Teachers in Re- 
ligious Knowledge shall be held on the last Saturday of that 
month. The March Examination will continue to be held on 
the first Saturday of that montii. 

8. Resohitioiis of 1891 and 1895. — ^^^ Conference directs 
that its declaration made in 1891, and repeated in 1895, be 
reprinted as follows : 

(i) That the primary object of Methodist policy in the 
matter of Elementary Elducation is the establishment of School 
Boards everywhere^ acting in districts of sufficient area, and 
the placing of a Christian unsectarian school within reason- 
able distance of every fiunily. This is oi special importance 
in rural districts, where our people have no alternative to 
the compulsory attendance of their children at Anglican 
schools. 

(2) That there should be no increased grant of public funds, 
whether from the local rates or firom the imperial taxes, to 
denominational schools, unless that increased grant is accom- 
panied by adequate and represoitative public management 

(3) That no national system of education which shall 
exclude from the Day Schools the Bible, and religious instruc- 
tion therefrom by the Teachers, suited to the capacities of 
children, will meet the necessit y of the country. 



1898.] EDUCATION. 319 

(4) That our Connexional Training Colleges should be 
maintained in full vigour and efficiency. 

(5) And, lastly, that with respect to our Connexional Day 
Schools, the Conference repeats its often declared sense of the 
great services they have rendered to Methodism, and to the 
sacred cause of National Christian Education; and it em- 
phasises their special importance in those localities where it 
is impossible to establish School Boards acting in districts of 
sufficient area, and having under their control Christian 
unsectarian schools. 

9. Sunday Schools. — The third Sunday in October in each 
year shall be observed as a day for Special Prayer on behalf 
of Sunday Schools and young people. 

10. The Conference attaches the utmost importance to 
doctrinal teaching in Sunday Schools by means of Catechetical 
instruction, and directs that Ministers shall give special atten- 
tion to this subject. Superintendents and Teachers are also 
urgently and affectionately recommended to do their utmost 
to promote the use of our own Catechisms in our Sunday 
Schools. 

11. The Conference resolves that, while it may be well to 
provide a separate service for very young children, it is most 
undesirable that scholars of eight years of age and upwards 
should be kept from the services in our chapels. 

1 2. The Conference directs that the District Elducation Com- 
mittee shall be consulted before a Sunday School is closed. 

13. Day and Sunday Schools. — ^The Statistics of the Day 
and Sunday Schools of each Circuit shall be read in the March 
Quarterly Meeting ; but if sufficient time be not then available 
for the discussion of the Statistics, and for enquiry into the 
state of the Schools, such discussion and enquiry shall take 
place in the June Quarterly Meeting. 

14. The Education Schedules, having been duly filled up 
and presented to the March Quarterly Meeting, shall be sent 
by the Superintendents to the District Education Secretary, 
not later than April 20 in each year. 



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15. District Sunday-school Committees shall have charge 
also of the interests of the Day Schools in their respective 
Districts. 

MIDDLE-CLASS EDUCATION, 

1. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee, and expresses its thankfulness for the success of 
the movement for Middle-class Education. 

2. The Conference receives with pleasure the favourable 
reports of the Schools at Truro, Jersey, Bury St Edmunds, 
Woodhouse Grove, Congleton, Canterbury, Folkestone, Trow- 
bridge, Penzance, Camborne, and Queenswood, Clapham. 

3. The Rev. George H. Shafto and the Rev. George Lester 
are re-appointed Directors of the Cornwall Wesleyan Methodist 
School Association, Limited. The Rev. Dr. Waller, the 
Rev. George H. Shafto, the Rev. John W. Genge, and the 
Rev. Henry Wostenholm are re-appointed Directors of the 
Cornwall Wesleyan Methodist Girls' School Association, 
Limited. The Rev. Dr. Waller and the Rev. John Gould are 
re-appointed Directors of the East Anglian Wesleyan Metho- 
dist School Association, Limited. The Rev. Marshall Hartley 
and Mr. Samuel Wright are re-appointed Directors of the 
Woodhouse Grove School, Limited. The Rev. Charles H. 
Floyd and the Rev. James Bunting are re-appointed Directors of 
the Cheshire and North Staffordshire Wesleyan Middle-class 
School Association, Limited. The Rev. Dr. Waller and Mr. 
W. Howell Davies are appointed Directors of the Western 
Counties Wesleyan Methodist School Association, Limited. 
The Rev. Dr. Waller and the Rev. George Adcock are 
appointed Directors of the Kent Wesleyan Methodist School 
Association, Limited. The Rev. John James Brown and the 
Rev. iPhilip G. Adair are appointed Directors of the Jersey 
Ladies' College Company, Limited. The Rev. Dr. Waller, 
the Rev. Marshall Hartley, and Mr. H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 
are ^^re-appointed Directors of the Queenswood School, 
Limited. 



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4. The Education Committee shall have charge of Middle- 
class Education. A special Sub-Committee shall be appointed 
in the interests of Middle-class Schools, which shall report to 
and through that Committee to the Conference. 

Special Committee on Secondary Education. — ^The Conference 
re-appoints the following Special Committee to take charge 
of all special and legislative matters in reference to Secondary 
Education : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the Con- 
ference ; William L. Watkinson, Elx-President ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary; and the 



Rev. William T. A. Barber, B.D., 
Dr. Beet, 
James Chapman, 
Robert CuUey, 
Dr. Davison, 
George G. Findlay, B.A., 
Walford Green, 
Charles H. Kelly, 
J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., 
Frederic W. Macdonald, 
R. Martin Pope, M.A., 
Dr. Randies, 
Dr. Rigg, 
John S. Simon, 
William F. Slater, M.A., 
Dr. Stephenson, 
Dr. Waller, 



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Thomas Bamsley, 
Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
H. Merry Cross, 
James Floyd, ^ 
Edwin J. Guest, M.A., 
Herbert Holman, M.A. 
Edward R. Lightwood, B.A., 
Dr. Frederic C. Maxwell, 
Mr. William Middlebrook, 
Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 
William Parkin, 
J. Bam^rd Slack, B.A., 
Sir George Smith, 
Mr. H. Arthur SnSith, M.A., 
Dr. Arthur Vinter, 
Mr. J. Wesley Walker, 
Herbert B. Workman, M.A. „ Walter P. Workman, M.A. 

The Rev. Dr. Waller and Mr. Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
are the Conveners. 

Joint Committee of Enquiry. — The Conference directs the 
Middle -class Education Committee and the Special Committee 
on Secondary Education to meet together during the year to 
enquire and report as follows : 

1. As to the constitution and equipment of the Ct)nnexional 
Middle-class Schools; and to invite, if thought desirable, 
representatives of the various Boards of Directors, and the 
Head Masters and Head Mistresses. 

2. As to the possibility of establishing some satisfactory 

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322 CHILDREN'S HOME AND ORPHANAGE. [1898. 

relationship between such Middle-class Schools as are thoroughly 
Methodist in their character and management, but are not 
included within the present arrangements of the Middle-class 
Schools Committee. 



The Conference receives with pleasure the Reports of 
Wesley College, Sheffield, and Queen's College, Taunton, 
Limited. Although not Connexional Schools, these were 
established primarily in the interests of Methodism, and are 
under Methodist management. Elach has rendered invaluable 
service to the cause of Christian education, and to the Methodist 
Church. 

The Conference appoints the Rev. J. Agar Beet, D.D., and 
Mr. William H. Reed to be Directors of Queen's College, 
Taunton, Limited. 




THE CHILDREN'S HOME AND ORPHANAGE. 

Q. XXXII. What are the Resolutions of the 
Conference on the subject of the Children's Home 
and Orphanage? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Report of the Children's 
Home and Orphanage, and directs that an Abstract be printed 
in the Minutes, (See Appendix IV.) 

2. The Conference hereby authorises the President to affix 
his signature as Representative of the Conference to any sale 
of property recommended by the General Committee of the 
Children's Home. 

3. The Conference expresses its satisfaction that, in a year 
of special claims upon the charitable public, the income of the 
Children's Home has not declined ; but in view of the desirable 
enlargement of this work, to which the Committee is pledged, 
regards it as absolutely necessary that the income should 
steadily and considerably increase. 

4. The Conference hears with pleasure that the effort to 
secure for the children of Methodists and other Nonconform- 



1898.] CHILDREN'S HOME AND ORPHANAGE. 323 

ists the social and spiritual advantages of being brought 
up in homes away from the Workhouse Schools has already 
met with encouraging success. It is gratified that already 
eighty-four such children have been received by arrangement 
with forty- seven Boards of Guardians, and expresses its 
determination energetically to support the Committee of the 
Children's Home in the effort to gain for all such children 
the privileges made possible by law, and to which they have 
every legal, moral, and spiritual claim. 

5. The Conference expresses its satisfaction that the efforts 
made to train Nonconformist children in other than Workhouse 
Schools are supplementary to, and not instead of the original 
work of the Homes, which is bdng prosecuted in full vigour ; 
and that a promising commencement has been made in caring 
for children suffering under epileptic disorders. 

6. The Conference consents to the appointment of a Minister 
as Vice-Principal of the Home. 

7. Messrs. James £. Vanner and Thomas Barton Holmes 
are re-appointed the General Treasurers. The following are 
appointed Local Treasurers for the ensuing year : Messrs. 
John Gibbs and George William Munt for the London Branch ; 
Messrs. John Robert Barlow, B.A., and Thomas Walker for 
the Lancashire Branch ; Messrs. Solomon Jevons and Charles 
H. Brampton for the Birmingham Branch; Mr. Thomas 
Corkill for the Ramsey Branch; and the Hon. Senator 
Sanford for the Canadian Branch at Hamilton, bntario. Mr. 
Francis Horner is re-appointed Honorary Secretary, and 
Sister Dora Stephenson is re-appointed Honorary Deputation 
Secretary. 

8. The General Committee for the next year shall consist of: 
(i) The ex-officio Members : the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 

M.A., President of the Conference; the Rev. William L. 
Watkinson, Ex-President; the Rev. Marshall Hartley, 
Secretary ; the Rev. Dr. Stephenson, the Principal of the Home ; 
the Rev. Arthur E. Gregory, Vice-Principal; Mr. Francis 
Horner and Sister Dora Stephenson, the Hon. Secretaries; 

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524 CHlLDREtrs HOME AND ORPHANAGE. [1898. 

Mr. James £• Vanner and Mr. T. Bartoo Holmes, the General 
Treasorers ; Mr. John Gibbs^ Mr. Geoi^ W. Mon^ Mr. John 
R. Barlow, RA., Mr. Thomas Walker, Ifir. Scrfomon Jevons, 
Mr. Charles H. BiampCoii, Mr. Thomas Gvldll, and die Hon. 
Senator Sanlbrd, the Local TreasorersL 

(2) Ministers and Laity l epr ra r nt i n g Local r^mm * "^ ^ * : 

Rev. J. Williams Botdier, j Mias Borloir, 

Gcorg?e R. Grahaai, i Mr. J. Calvat Coates^ 



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J. Sawell Hxvporth, 
Thomas F. Lodgpcr, RA, 
Edward P. Ijowrry^ 
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Frederick Taabridse, 
Josiah Z. Whydalc^ 



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Gcofge W. KilncTy 
Isaac a: Hack, 
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(3) Ministers and Laity not represaiting Local Committees : 



Rev. Richard W. ADen, 
James Chapman, 
James Critchison, 
Nebeoiiah Comock (b), 
J. Martyn Lohb, 
R. Beran Sbepberd, ILA., 
John £. Wakerl^, 
Dr. Waller, 
J. Comelins Wright, 



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„ William Hedges, 
Mrs^ Francis Homo-, 
Mr. George M'Aithor Scales, 
„ J. Crowle Smith, 
Mrs. Stephenson, 
Mr. Edwin H. Temple, 
John William Thomas^ 
Joseph R. Wood, 



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together with six persons nominated by other Methodist 
Conferences. The Committee has also the right to associate 
with itself six gentlemen, members of other Evangelical 
Communions. 

9. The Committee of the London Branch shall consist of the 

Principal, the Vice-Prindpal, the General Treasurers, the 

Local Treasurers, and the Hon. Secretaries ; . 

Mr. John T. Burden, 
„ J. Calvert Coates, 
William Corderoy, 



Rev. James Fletcher, 
„ John Howard, 

Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A 
Edward P. Lowry, 
John H. Maddock, 
Josiah Mee, 
William £. Sellers, 
Henry T. Smart, 
Frederick Tunbridge, 



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Charles W. Isitt, 
George W. Kilner, 
John H. S. M'Arthur, 
John M'Dongall, 
Edwin H. Temple. 



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the Principal, the Vice-Principal, the General Treasurers, the 
Local Treasurers, and the Hon. Secretaries ; 



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Mr. Moses Atkinson, 


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II. The Committee of the Birmingham Branch shall con- 
sist of the Principal, the Vice-Principal, tne General Trea- 
surers, the Local Treasurers, and the Hon. Secretaries ; 



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. Thomas Allen, 


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„ William H. Wilkinson. 



12. The Committee of the Ramsey Branch shall consist ot 

the Principal, the Vice-Principal, the General Treasurers, the 

Local Treasurer, and the Hon. Secretaries ; 

Mr. Robert Cowley, 
Thomas Cowley, 
Ralph K. Kermode, 



Rev. J. Williams Butcher, 
Robert Davidson, M.A., 
Albert Fentiman, 
George R. Graham, 
J. Sewell Haworth, 
Robert Simpson (a), 
J. Drayton Thomas, 



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John C. Looney, 
Giles Metcalfe. 



RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE OF THE LORD'S DAY. 

Q. XXXIII. What are the Resolutions of the 
Conference on receiving the Report of the Com- 
mittee for Promoting the Religious Observance of 
the Lord's Day? 

A. I. The Conference adopts the Report, and re-affirms its 
steadfast belief in the divine authority and perpetual obliga- 



326 OBSERVANCE OF THE LORI/S DAY. [189S. 

tion of die Lord's Day, and its conviction of the necessity diat 
all effectoal defence and asseitioo of the Lord's Day rest most 
proceed on that basis. 

2. The Conference rejcnoes to learn that no l^islation 
tending to tbe detriment of the Day has been introduced 
into Parliament during its recent session; yet, remembering 
that powerful forces are at work to undermine the sacredness 
of this divine institution, urges the Mediodist people to oppose 
all forms of Sunday desecration, and to promote the due ob- 
servance of tbe holy day. 

3. The Conference solemnly protests against the Sunday 
evening concerts in the Alhambia Theatre, London, which 
have been organised by the Sunday League ; and has sent a 
memorial to the London County Council requesting it to with- 
hold its sanction firom Uiis dangerous experiment 

4. The Rev. James Finch and Mr. Percy W. Pocock are 
re-appointed Secretaries; and the following are appointed 
the Committee for the ensuing year : 

(i) The ex-offido Members : the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 
M.A., President of the Conference; William L. Watkin- 
soN, Ex-President; BIarshall Hartley, Secretary; G. 
Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., Temperance Secretary; and 
the Secretaries of this Committee. 

(2) Ministers and Laymen residing in or near London : 

Rev. Josiah Banham, Sir George Hayter Chubby 

„ George Denton, 
„ Joshua Haigh, 
„ Dr. Jenkins, 
„ Joseph Nettleton, 
„ Ralph M. Spoor, 



Mr. J. Calvert Coates, 
n William Hedges, 
„ George W. Mun^ 
„ Robert W. Perks, M.P., 

Sir Clarence Smith. 



(3) Ministers and Laymen residing in the Country : 



Rev. John S. Banks, 
William Brookes, 
Thomas J. Choate, 
Charles W. L. Christien, 
John T. F. Halligey, 
John Homabrook, 
Samuel T. House, 
VTilliam J. Hutton, 



Rev. William Kendrew, 

„ George Latham, 

„ Joel Mallinson, 

„ John Martin (b), 

„ John Nancarrow, 

„ Dr. Randies, 

„ Silvester Whitehead, 

Mr, John R. Byrom, 



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Mr. Thomas Cole, 

„ John Cooper, 

„ W. Fiddian Green, 

„ JohnR. Hai, 

„ Isaac Hoyle, 

„ Thomas Mallinson, 

„ J. Cory Monkhouse, 



Mr. Benjamin Moore, 
„ S. Peel Myers, 
„ Richard Riley, 
Sir George Smith, 
Mr. James S. Stocks, 
„ Thomas Walker, 
„ Thomas Willshaw. 



EXTENSION OF METHODISM IN GREAT BRITAIN. 

Q. XXXIV. What are the Resolutions of the 
Conference on the subject of the Fund for the 
Extension of Methodism in Great Britain? 

A. I. The Conference adopts the Report, and directs that 
an abstract be printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix VII.) 

2. The thanks of the Conference are presented to Mr. 
Alexander M'Arthur, D.L., and Mr. Robert W. Perks, M.P., 
the Treasurers, and to the Committee, for their faithful and 
valuable services during the past year. 

3. Mr. Alexander M*Arthur, D.L., and Mr. Robert W. 
Perks, M.P., are re-appointed Treasurers for the ensuing year. 
The Rev. John Bond is the Secretary. 

All communications in relation to the Fund are to be 
addressed to the Rev. John Bond, Cenknaty Hall, Bishopsgate 
Street Within, London, E.C. 

4. The Committee for the ensuing year shall consist of: 

(i) The ex-officio Members : the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 
M.A., President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson^ 
Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary of the Con- 
ference ; Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, D.L., and Mr. Robert W. 
Perks, M.P., the Treasurers, and Rev. John Bond, the Secre- 
tary, of the Fund ; Messrs. William Tunstill and John Cooper, 
the Treasurers, and the Rev. John Homabrook, the Secretary, 
of the General Chapel Fund; Mr. Thomas Walker, Lay 
Treasurer, and the Rev. Dr. Henry J. Pope, the Secretary, 
of the Home Mission and Contingent Fund. 

(2) Fifteen Ministers and fifteen Laymen, ten of each ot 
whom shall be resident in or near London : 



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Rev. Thomas Allen, 

„ Josiah Banhun 

y, John Bell (b), 

f„ Robert CuUey, 

„ Walford Green, 
Edward Hawkin, 
Simpson Johnson, 
Charles H. Kelly, 
Charles F. Nightingale, 
Joseph Olphert, 
Joseph Posnett, 
John Rhodes (b), 
Ralph M. Spoor, 
WiUiam D. Walters, 
Charles £. Wansbrough, 



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„ J. Henry Champness, 
Joseph M. CoUingham, 
William J. Davey, 
Charles Fowle, 

„ W. Vogel Goad, 

William Mewbum, D.L., 
William Mewbum, jun., 
Edward R. Parker, 
W. WiUmer Pocock, 
John W. Thomas^ 

„ George Warren, 

„ John G. Widdicombe, 

„ Joseph R. Wood. 



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Third London 
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Oxford • 

Portsmouth 

Channel Islands 

Devonport, etc. 

Cornwall 

Exeter 

Bristol and Bath 

Cardiff and Swansea 

Birmingham, etc. 

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Liverpool 
Manchester 
Bolton 
Halifax, etc. 
Leeds 
Sheffield 
Nottingham, etc. 
Lincoln . 
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Whitby, etc. 
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Alfred liartyn . 
WiUiam H. dogg . 
H. Epworth Thompson 
W. Rodwell Jones . 
John Grould 
William J. Hutton . 
William Nicholson . 
Charles A. Cellingwood 
Thomas Nicholson (a) 
George Lester . 
Richard Jenkin . 
William Perkins 
John Rhodes (b) 
Robert G. Dawson 
Charles H. Floyd 
Owen Watkins . 
John Jackson . 
John W. Crake . 
Silvester Whitehead 
Albert Bishop • 
Dr. Finnemore . 
Joseph Bush 
Joseph ShrimpCon 
Jabez Bridi^e . 
John Clegg 
WiUiam Griffiths 
Joseph Bacon . 
Bamford Burrows 
George R. Graham 
Henry T. Brumwell 



Mr. George W. Munt. 
„ J. Wesley WaULer. 
„ Robert W. Fleming. 
„ Thomas Wetherell. 
„ Benjamin G. Berry. 
„ Alfred Jermyn. 
„ Thomas Mace. 
„ Benjamin Vibert. 
„ James J. Duprd. 
„ Edward Pethybridge. 
„ W. Bickford Smith. 
„ Alfred Dingley. 
„ WmiamHunt 
i, J. WiUiam Hunt. 
„ Charles H. Brampton. 
„ Spencer Lawton. 
„ Joseph Beckett. 
„ Godfrey M.Richardson 
„ WiUiam Smith. 
„ Harry Dawson. 
„ WiUiam B. Mason. 
„ Walter Roberts. 
„ John Coy.' 
„ Joseph Maltby. 
„ Robert H. Winter. 
„ Samuel Wnght. 
„ Ralph Jameson. 
„ WUliam D. Stephens. 
„ John WiUiamson. 

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NECESSITOUS LOCAL PREACHERS. 

Q. XXXV. What are the Resolutions of the Con- 
ference on receiving the Report of the Necessitous 
Local Preachers' Committee ? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Reports of the Trustees 
and Committee. 

2. The Conference directs the Trustees to pay to the 
Committee the available income of the current year, to be 
administered in accordance with the scheme adopted by the 
Conference. 

3. Mr. J. Calvert Coates is re-appointed Treasurer, and the 
Rev. William Middleton, Secretary. 

4. The Conference appoints the following Committee, with 
power to form a small Executive Committee: The Rev. 
David J. Waller, D.D. ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary of the 
Conference ; and the 



Rev. Josiah Banham, 
James Chapman, 
James Critchison, 
T. Wynne Jones, 
Charles F. Nightingale, 
Frederick M. Parkinson, 

Mr. Moses Atkinson, 
William J. Back, 
'John Bloxham, 
Abraham J. Brook, 
John Broxap, 



Mr. J. Calvert Coates, 
„ Charles Heap, 
„ A. Russell Johnson, 
„ Frederick T. Law, 
„ George Lidgett, B.A., 
„ George J. Morris, M.A., 
„ Percy W. Pocock, 
„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 
„ H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 
Major John Smith, 
Mr. J. Wesley Walker. 



The Rev. William Middleton is the Convener. 

N,B, — All communications for the Trustees are to be sent to 
the Rev. Dr. Waller, Wesleyan Training College^ 130, Horses 
ferry Roadj Westminster, S. W, ; and all communications for the 
Committee, and applications for relief, to the Secretary, the 
Rev. William Middleton, Iiy Bank, Castiebar Road, Ealing, 
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Q. XXXVI. What are the Resolations of the 
Conference on the subject of Temperance ? 

A. I. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committer and 'directs that an abstract thereof be printed in 
the Mhndes. (See Appendix V.) 

2. The Conference recommends that, on the last Sunday of 
November in each year, special reference shall be made in all 
Wesleyan Methodist places of worship, and in all om* Sunday 
Schools, to the appalling extent and dire results of Int^nperance. 

3. The Conference expresses its r^;ret that the Government 
has not given facilities for the passing of the Irish and 
English Sunday Closing Bills, and resolves that a Memorial, 
signed by the President and Secretary of the Conference shall 
be addressed to the Marquess of Salisbury, urging upon the 
Government the granting of such facilities in the next session 
of Parliament 

4* The Conference declares its sympathy with the effort of 
the Sunday Closing Special Campaign Committee, and uiges 
our people to be unremitting in their efforts to secure the 
closing of public-houses on the Lord's day throughout the 
United Kingdom. 

5. The Conference again calls attention to its recommendation 
that in all our Bands of Hope the Quarterly Ticket of member- 
ship shall be used, and that this ticket shall be given not only 
to those who are members of the Band of Hope in the ordinary 
way, but also to those young people in our Sunday Schools, 
who may be unable to attend Band of Hope Meetings, but 
who are willing to enrol their names in the Sunday-school 
Teacher's Pledge Book. 

6. The Conference recommends the appointment of a 
Circuit Temperance Secretary in every Circuit; and Super- 
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1898.] TEMPERANCE. 331 

Secretary to the Secretary of the Conference Temperance 
Committee not later than the end of September; but 
where no Circuit Temperance Secretary is appointed, the 
Superintendents of Circuits are directed to send to the 
Connexional Temperance Secretary by the same date the 
names and addresses of all the Secretaries of Bands of Hope 
and Temperance Societies in their respective Circuits. 

7. The Conference deeply deplores the widespread pre- 
valence of betting, gambling, and kindred practices, and 
expresses its grief that the newspaper press of this country 
stimulates these vices by the publication of sporting items. 
It declares its hope that before long there may be some 
effective legislation for the suppression of these evils, and 
especially for prohibiting the publication of betting items by 
the newspapers. The Conference urges all our people to 
exert themselves in all possible ways for the suppression of 
this vice, and especially to seek to influence Parish, District, 
and County Councils to use their powers against the practice 
of gambling in public places. 

8. The Conference rejoices in the continuance of the effort 
to prevent the sale or delivery of intoxicating liquors to 
children, and repeats the expression of its hope that Benches 
of Magistrates and Municipal Authorities will use their powers 
for the suppression of the practice of such sale or delivery to 
children under thirteen years of age. 

9. The Conference sanctions the appointment in every 
Synod of one of the lay members of the Temperance Com- 
mittee as Joint Secretary with the Ministerial Secretary. 

10. The Committee for the ensuing year shall consist of: 
(i) The ex-officio Members: the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 

M.A., President of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, 
Ex-President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; the Treasurer 
and the Secretary of the Committee, the Book Steward, the Con- 
nexional Editor, the Secretary of the Sunday-school Union, one 
of the Secretaries of the Lord's Day Observance Committee, 
and the Secretary of the Social Purity Committee. 



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(2) The following Ministers and Laymen : 



Rev 


, E. Clowes Chorley, 


Mr. 


Charles Bell, 




William £. Codling, 


»t 


John Broxap, 




J. Surman Cooke, 


ft 


Thomas Cole, 




Nehemiah Cumock (b), 


If 


Edward Crawshaw, 




Charles Garrett, 


tf 


Charles W. Early, 




Dr. Jenkins, 


n 


Thomas R. Ferens, 




WiUiam Middleton, 


If 


T. Morgan Harvey, 




James Hope Moulton, M.A., 


If 


Pliny Hepworth, 




Joshua Murgatroyd, B.A., 


ff 


Henry Holloway, 




George W. Olver, B.A., 


Sir Frederick Howard, 




Sidney tt PhilUps, 


Mr 


, Isaac A. Mack, 




Dr. Stephenson, 


If 


Robert W. Perks, M.P., 




T. Ogden Taylor, 


ff 


John Slack, B.A., 




Peter Thompson, 


If 


J. Bamford Slack, B.A. 




Sampson Weaver, 


fi 


William Smith, 




Herbert B. Workman, M.A., 


If 


J. Wesley Walker, 


Mr. 


Moses Atkinson, 


ff 


John Wills ; 


fi 


Thomas H. Bainbridge, 







together with Mrs. J. H. Lile, Mrs. Malpas, the Misses Barlow, 
Budgett, Rose £. Dolton, Agnes £. Slack, and Wyburn. 

II. Mr. Thomas Seaber is re-appointed Treasurer, and 
the Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., is the Secretary of 
the Committee. 



METHODIST SETTLEMENT IN LONDON. 

Q. XXXVII. What are the Resolutions of the 
Conference on the subject of the Methodist Settle- 
ment in London ? 

A. I. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., Presi- 
dent of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, Ex-President; 
Marshall Hartley, Secretaiy ; 




Rev. William T. A. Barber, B.D., 


Rev 


. J.^Scott Udgett, M.A., 


„ John Bond, 


tt 


James Hope Moulton, M.A., 


„ Dr. Bowden, 


ty 


Isaiah Parker, 


„ Wesley Brunyate, 


n 


Mark Guy Pearse, 


„ Dr. Dallinger, F.R.S., 


It 


Valentine W. Pearson, B.A, 


„ Dr. Davison, 


tf 


Dr. Henry J. Pope, 


„ Walford Green, 


tt 


Dr. Rigg, 


„ Joseph H. Hopkins, 


n 


T. Nicholson Ritson, 


„ Dr. Jenkins, 


t$ 


Thomas Sanderson, 



1898.] 



SOCIAL PURITY. 



333 






Rev. Ralph M. Spoor, 
Dr. Stephenson, 
William D. Walters, 
John Walton, M.A., 
Charles Wenyon, M.D., 
Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge, 
„ John R. Barlow, B.A., 
Dr. John P. Bate, 
„ Joseph Brough, 
Mr. William £. Bninyate, M.A., 
„ Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
„ George Corderoy, 
„ Thomas Crutcher, 
Dr. Alfred C. Dixon, 
Mr. William Gorrie, 

Walford D. Green. M.P., 
T. Morgan Harvey, 



It 



it 



Mr. Joseph C. Isard, M.A., 
Dr. Chas. W. Kimmins, M.A., 
Mr. William A. M'Arthur, M.P., 

John M'Dougall, 

Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 

Ambrose Pomeroy, 

John M. Rippon, 

H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 
Dr. H. Lloyd Snape, 
Mr. Robert L. Stuart, 

John W, Thompson, 

William Vanner, 

Ralph W. Walker, 

G«orge Wildman, 

Walter P. Workman, M.A., 
B.Sc.; 



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together with three Representatives each, to be chosen by the 
Wesley Societies at Oxford, Cambridge, and Edinburgh. 

3. The Rev. Walford Green is re-appointed Treasurer, 
and the Rev. James Hope Moulton, M.A., Secretary. 

4. The Conference gives power to the Committee to meet 
occasionally for purely educational purposes, and to add to 
itself for these purposes persons interested in other Educa- 
tional Institutions, their number not to exceed six. 



SOCIAL PURITY. 

Q. XXXVIII. What are the Resolutions of the 
Conference on the subject of Social Purity ? 

A. I. The Conference receives and adopts the Report of the 
Committee. 

2. The Conference reaffirms its unflinching opposition to 
every form of State Regulation of vice, and will strenuously 
withstand any policy for counteracting the effects of vice 
which involves such regulation. 

3. The Conference directs the Committee to watch the 
operation of the rules and regulations laid down for the Army 
by the Government of India, and to take such action as may 



334 SOCIAL PURITY, [1898. 

be desirable to oppose anything of the nature of State 
Regulation, should it be attempted. 

4. In presence of growing laxity of thought and practice in 
many quarters, the Conference urges upon all Methodists, and 
especially upon those who have to do with young people in 
Bible-classes, Guilds, and other Societies — the duty of exer- 
cising watchful care over all moral interests, and of exercising 
an influence which may tend to lessen temptation to evil by the 
strengthening of sound principles, the discreet communication 
of necessary information, and the repression of all social 
customs which are hostile to a high-toned morality. 

5. The following are appointed the Committee for the 
ensuing year: 

(i) The eX'Officio Members: the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, 
M.A., President of the Conference ; William L. Watkinson, 
Ex-President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; the Treasurer 
and the Secretary of the Committee ; 

(2) The following Ministers and Laymen : 



Rev 


. Richard W. AUen, 


Rev. John Walton, MA., 


»t 


WilUam T. A. Barber, B.D., 


Mr. John R. Bedwell, 


)t 


G. Armstrong Bennetts, BA., 


„ Benjamin Broomhall, 


t» 


E. Clowes Chorley, 


„ John T. Burden, 


1) 


James Fletcher, 


„ Charles W. Early, 


»i 


John Howard, 


Lieut.-Col. Hipwell, 


}) 


Charles H. Kelly, 


Mr. John MODougall, 


)> 


George W. Olver, B.A^ 


„ George J, Morris, M.A., 


f» 


Allen Rees, 


„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A, 


»i 


David Roe, 


Dr. Richard T. Smith, 


M 


Dr. Stephenson, 


Mr. Henry Wilson, 


II 


J. George Stuart, 


„ Peter F. Wood ; 



together with Mrs. Sheldon Amos, Miss Florence Bennett, 
Mrs. Percy W. Bunting, Miss Dewhirst, Mrs. Hugh Price 
Hughes, Mrs. Alexander M'Arthur, Miss Simmons, Mrs. J. 
Bamford Slack, and Miss Agnes £. Slack. 

6. Mr. Percy W. Bunting, M.A., is re-appointed Trea- 
surer, and the Rev. J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., Secretary, to 
the Committee. 



1898.] 



335 



THE ALLAN LIBRARY. 

1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The following are appointed the Committee of Manage- 
ment : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference j William L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; Mar- 
shall Hartley, Secretary ; 



Rev 


. William G. Beardmore, 


Mr 


. Harold Hartley, 


M 


Dr. Beet, 


tt 


T. Morgan Harvey, 


ft 


James Critchison, 


tt 


Richard H. Hohnan, 


U 


Nehemiah Cumock (b). 


11 


Arthur H. KeUy, 


ft 


George Fletcher, 


tt 


C. Ernest Kelly, 


tt 


Walford Green, 


It 


George W, Kenyon, 


II 


John H. Grubb, 


tt 


George Lidgett, B.A., 


tt 


Dr. Jenkins, 


tt 


John H. S. M'Arthur, 


tt 


Charles H. Kelly, 


It 


William A. M'Arthur, M.P., 


M 


J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., 


tt 


Robert W. Perks, M.P., 


tt 


Thomas F. Lockyer, B.A., 


tt 


W. Willmer Pocock, 


tt 


Frederic W. Macdonald, 


tt 


Edward Riggall, 


tt 


George W. Olver, B.A., 


It 


J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 


it 


Dr. Rigg, 


tt 


Ashton Smith, 


tt 


Richard Roberts, 


tt 


H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 


tt 


William J. Tweddle, 


II 


R, Thursfield Smith, 


It 


John Walton, M.A., 


II 


John Southall, 


tt 


Thomas E. Westerdale, 


II 


George Stampe, 


tt 


Arthur Wood, B.A., 


II 


Charles J. Thomas, 


Sir 


George Haj^er Chubb, 


It 


Owen Thompson, M.A., 


Mr. 


Ernest D. Green, B.A., 


M 


James £. Vanner, 


It 


Arthur Grubb, 


11 


Harry T.Waddy; 



with power to add to their number. 

3. The following are appointed to act as an Ejcecutive 

Committee : 

Rev. Dr. Beet, Rev. Thomas E. Westerdale, 
Nehemiah Cumock (b), „ Arthur Wood, B.A., 

Walford Green, Mr. T. Morgan Harvey, 
John H. Grubb, „ Edward Riggall, 

Charles H. Kelly, „ H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 

John Walton, M.A., „ Charles J. Thomas. 

4. The Rev. Charles H. Kelly is re-appointed the 
Treasurer, and the Rev. Nehemiah Curnock (b) and John H. 
Grubb are re-appointed Honorary Librarians and Secretaries. 



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336 [1898. 



CECUMBNICAL CONFERENCE. 

1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference appoints the following as its represen- 
tatives upon a Conunission chained with making the necessary 
arrangements for a third (Ecumenical Methodist Conference, to 
be held in the year 1901 in Wesley's Chapel, London : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; John Bond, 
Dr. Stephenson, William L. Watkinson; His Hon. Judge 
Waddy, Q.C., Messrs. Moses Atkinson, W. Howell Davies, 
T. Morgan Harvey, Robert W. Perks, M.P. ; and the Rev. 
Dr. M'Mullen and Mr. William Greenhill on behalf of the 
Irish Conference. 



CONCERTED ACTION. 



kr 



1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference resolves that Concerted Action among 
the Methodist Churches is eminently desirable. 

3. In order to the promotion of such action the Conference 
agrees: 

That a United Committee be annually constituted by the 
appointment of Representatives by the several Conferences 
for the purpose of mutual defence, in the following proportions ; 
viz. Wesleyan Methodists, 16; Primitive Methodists, 8; 
Unked Methodist Free Churches, 6; Methodist New Con- 
nexion, 4 ; Bible Christians, 4 ; Methodist Reform Union, i ; 
Independent Methodists, i. 

4. The members appointed by the Wesleyan Methodist 
Conference, as its proportion of the United Committee, are the 
following: The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President 
of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, Elx-President ; 
Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; John Bond, Dr. Henry J. Pope, 



1898.] LOCAL PREACHERS. 337 

Dr. Rigg, Dr. Stephenson, Silvester Whitehead ; and Messrs. 
Percy W. Bunting, M.A., John Cooper, T, Morgan Harvey, 
William Hunt, Williamson Lamplough, Robert W. Perks, M.P., 
W. Willmer Pocock, and H. Arthur Smith, M.A. 



LOCAL PREACHERS. 

1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee, 

2. The following scheme was finally adopted by the Con- 
ference of 1895 {Minutes, 1895, p. 311). 

A. The District Local Preachers' Committee. 

(i) Each Synod shall have power to associate with the 
Members of the District Local Preachers' Committee other 
Ministers and Local Preachers interested in the subject ; pro- 
vided always that the Laymen so added shall not thereby 
become Members of the Synod. 

(2) Each Synod shall appoint a Ministerial Secretary and 
a Lay Secretary of the District Local Preachers' Committee. 

(3) At the September Local Preachers' Meeting in each 
Circuit, a Local Secretary shall be appointed, who shall forthwith 
forward his name and address, with the names and addresses 
of all the Local Preachers on the Circuit Plan, to the Lay 
Secretary of the District Local Preachers' Committee. 

(4) The Local Secretary shall, immediately after the March 
Local Preachers' Meeting, report to the District Local Preachers' 
Committee, on prepared forms, the various statistical facts 
relating to the Local Preachers in that Circuit 

(5) The District Local Preachers' Committee shall prepare 
a Report based upon the Statistics so furnished, and relating 
to the work of the year, to be presented to the May Synod. 

(6) It shall be the duty of the District Local Preachers* 
Committee to enquire whether the directions of the Conference 
with regard to the mental and theological culture of Local 



338 LOCAL PREACHERS. [1898. 

Preachers have been observed in the various Circuits of the 
District, and to take necessary steps to assist in cariying out 
those directions. 

(7) The District Local Preachers' Committee is empowered 
to establish and conduct Voluntary District Examinations of 
Local Preachers in Theology, Biblical Study, and Homiletics. 

(8) Subject always to the laws and usages of Methodism, 
the District Local Preachers* Committee shall endeavour to 
promote the interest and efficiency of Local Preachers' Meetings 
in all practicable ways, by suggesting subjects for discussion, 
providing deputations to visit such Meetings, and otherwise. 

(9) Subject to the laws and usages of Methodism, the 
District Local Preachers' Committee may initiate and promote 
arrangements providing for the ministrations of Local Preachers 
in Circuits other than their own, especially with a view to the 
advantage of the neediest and poorest Circuits ; and may also 
undertake arrangements for Special Missions and Services 
where desired. 

B. The Connexional Local Preachers' Committee. 

(i) Immediately after the May Synod the Reports of the 
District Local Preachers' Committees shall be sent to the Lay 
Secretary of the Connexional Committee, which shall report 
thereon to the Conference. 

(2) The Connexional Committee shall furnish a List of 
Books for guiding the Studies of Local Preachers. It shall 
also prepare a scheme of Voluntary Examinations and the 
necessary Examination papers. 

(3) A Lay Treasurer, a Ministerial and a Lay Secretary of 
the Connexional Committee shall be annually appointed by the 
Conference. 

The following is the Connexional Committee : 
(i.) The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference ; William L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; Mar- 
shall Hartley, Secretary; the Officers of the Committee; 
with 



1898.] 



LOCAL PREACHERS. 



339 



Rev. Thomas Allen, 


Mr 


. John Brozap, 


tt 


William Bradfield, B.A., 


ff 


William Butterworth, 


11 


Joseph Bush, 


If 


Frank Chorley, 


It 


James Chapmaiii 


If 


J. Calvert Coates, 


n 


Nehemiah Cumock (b), 


If 


a Rathbone Edge^ M.A., 


tt 


Joseph Dixon, 


11 


John Harding, 


11 


Edward Dodds, 


If 


T. Morgan Harvey, 


II 


Charles O. Eldridge, B.A., 


fl 


Charles Heap, 


II 


William Foster, B.A., 


If 


Frederick Ibbotson, 


M 


John Gould, 


ff 


A. Russell Johnson, 


II 


Arthur E. Gregory, 


If 


George Parkinson, 


If 


Simpson Johnson, 


fl 


John Perkins, 


If 


T. Wynne Jones, 


If 


W. Willmer Pocock, 


II 


Charles H. Kelly, 


ft 


John M. Riggall, 


II 


Marmaduke Riggall, 


ff 


George Royle, 


II 


Francis W. Shirley, 


ff 


Barrow Rule, 


II 


John G. Tasker, 


ff 


H. Arthur Smith, M.A., 


If 


John Telford, B.A., 


If 


William Smith, 


If 


W. Henry Thompson, 


fl 


William H. Stephenson, 


II 


John E. Wakerley, 


If 


Charles V. Thomas, 


If 


Dr. Waller, 


If 


Edward Thompson, 


II 


J. Cornelius Wright, 


If 


William Tonkin, 


fl 


Dinsdale T. Young, 


If 


George Wain, 


Mr. 


William Bell, 


ff 


J. Tudor Walters, 


II 


Tilden J. Bisseker, 


fl 


J. Wesley Walker. 



(ii.) Mr. Moses Atkinson is re-appointed Treasurer of the 
Committee, and the Rev. John Bell (b) and Mr. J. Bamford 
Slack, B.A., are re-appointed Secretaries. 



3. The subject of the Theological Reading of Local Preachers 
shall be dealt with by this Committee, together with the 
working out of the scheme of the Committee which reported 
to the Conference in 1894 on "A Course of Reading for Local 
Preachers." (See Appendix XL) 

4. A Circuit Plan, containing the full postal address of each 
Local Preacher, shall be forwarded every quarter by the 
Secretary of the Circuit Local Preachers' Meeting to the Lay 
Secretary of the District Local Preachers' Committee. 

5. A Local Preacher who shall be adjudged a Bankrupt, 
or who shall make a composition with the general body of 
his Creditors, shall thereby be suspended from his office as 
a Local Preacher, until the Local Preachers' Meeting shall 



340 LOCAL PREACHERS. [1898. 

have decided whether the drcumstances of the case are such 
as to justify his continuance on the Plan. 

6. The following changes are made in the Order and 
Form of Business for Local Preachers' Meetings as set forth 
in the Minutes 0/ Conference, 1894. 

Page 457, after Question L, for paragraph 2 substitute the 
following : . 

The Meeting has authority to make these enquiries. Should 
an objection affecting his standing on the Plan be formally 
made against a Local Preacher, the Meeting may proceed 
to consider it ; and if, in its judgment, the objection is sus- 
tained, the Superintendent shall determine and pronounce the 
sentence ; subject, however, to the right of appeal against the 
sentence on the part either of the persons accused, or of 
the Local Preachers' Meeting, to the District Synods and the 
Conference. 

For paragraph 3, under the same question, the following : 

A Local Preacher who has been aggrieved in any matter 
affecting his standing as a Local Preacher by a Superintendent 
acting in conjunction with an ordinary Local Preachers' 
Meeting shall have a right of appeal to a Local Preachers' 
Meeting specially convened to reconsider the case ; and the 
finding of that Meeting as to matters of fact shall be final. 
The right to determine the sentence in this, as in all other 
judicial cases of discipline, is within the exclusive province 
of the Superintendent, after consultation with his colleagues. 
And against this sentence all parties shall have a right of 
appeal to the District Synod and the Conference. Any action, 
however, which may be taken by the Local Preachers' 
Meeting cannot interfere with the jurisdiction of the Leaders' 
Meeting, which is the Court charged with the consideration of 
questions which affect Church Membership. 

7. The statistics required for the annual return to the 
District Local Preachers' Committee shall be furnished by the 
Superintendent to the Circuit Secretary, and the schedule 
shall bear the signatures of both. 



1898.] 



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34* [1898. 



WESLEYAN METHODIST TWENTIETH CENTURY 

FUND. 

1. In the judgment of the G>nference it is desirable to raise 
a special Connexional Fund for the maintenance and extension 
of the work of God at home and abroad, and the commence- 
ment of the Twentieth Century will afford a suitable occasion 
for the Wesleyan Methodist Church and its adherents to 
gratefully acknowledge the way in which God has led them, 
and also to prepare for further evangelistic, educational, and 
philanthropic service. 

2. The Conference therefore resolves : 

(i) A Special Connexional Fund, to be called the Wesleyan 
Methodist Twentieth Century Fund, shall be raised and applied 
to the Evangelistic, Educational, and Philanthropic purposes 
of our Church at home and abroad. 

(2) The amount which the Wesleyan Methodist Church and 
its adherents shall endeavour to raise shall be not less than 
One Million Guineas. 

(3) With a view to secure the co-operation of as large a 
number as possible of Wesleyan Methodists, whether members 
of the Church or adherents at home or abroad, the proposed 
Century Fund shall be raised by at least one million Methodists, 
who shall between January i, 1899, and January i, 1901, give 
or collect a sum of at least One Million Guineas. 

Each person should aim at giving or collecting one guinea, 
thus preserving the fundamental principle of " one person one 
guinea," but it is believed that many will desire to subscribe 
sums greatly in excess of that amount The General Com- 
mittee is therefore instructed to make some provision whereby 
the wishes of such subscribers may be met. 

(4) The first day of the Twentieth Century, viz. January i, 
1 90 1, shall be observed as a day of prayer and thanksgiving, 
when suitable devotional services shall be held in all our 
places of worship. 

(5) A Roll shall be opened on January i, 1899, upon which 



1898.] TWENTIETH CENTURY FUND. 343 

there shall be entered the names of all subscribers and collectors, 
whether members of our Church, teachers or scholars in our 
Sunday and Day Schools, communicants, seatholders, or other 
worshippers and adherents or friends of Methodism at home 
and abpoad. 

The proposed Roll shall be closed on January i, 1901, and 
the list of the donors in every Society or Circuit shall be read 
at the services on that day. The original Roll, upon which 
subscribers or collectors should, if possible, themselves inscribe 
their names, shall be preserved among the historical docu- 
ments of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

(6) With a view to the successful initiation of this scheme, 
the Superintendents of Circuits, are respectfully requested to 
secure the appointment of Circuit Committees at the approach- 
ing September quarterly meetings, who shall assist in its 
organisation,' and such Committees are invited to prepare pre- 
liminary lists of the names and addresses of all our members 
and adherents in their respective Circuits. 

(7) A General Committee, to be summoned by the President 
of the Conference, shall meet in London in the autumn of this 
year, to make all necessary arrangements for organising the 
Fund ; to define with greater detail its allocation ; and to 
make such regulations for the collection of the Fund as in its 
judgment may be necessary. , 

(8) The following shall be the objects of the Fund and the 
general scheme of allocation ; but the General Committee shall 
have power to more exactly determine the amounts to be 
devoted to the several purposes named : 

(i.) To .assist in the purchase of sites and the erection of 
Wesleyan Methodist places of worship, whether Chapels, 
Sunday Schools, or Mission Halls in any part of the United 
Kingdom, and Soldiers' and Sailors' Homes, and to help the 
completion of extension schemes already begun, ;^30o,ooo. 

(ii.) For educational work in connexion with the Higher, 
Secondary, Elementary, or other Educational Institutions 
associated with the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and for 



344 TWENTIETH CENTURY FUND. [1898. 

furthering the mental improvement and training of Local 
Preachers, ;^20o,ooo. 

N,B. — Special provision shall be made for the erection of 
Day Schools in rural and other districts where at present 
Nonconformists are compelled to attend either Anglican or 
Roman Catholic schools, and also to provide for the reasonable 

* 

requirements of pupil teachers who desire to be trained for 
their profession in a congenial religious atmosphere. 

(iii.) For Foreign Missionary work, ;;^i 00,000. 

(iv.) For Home Missionary work, including Temperance 
work, ;£" 1 00,000. 

(v.) For the purchase of a suitable site in London in a 
convenient and prominent situation, and the erection thereon 
of a monumental Connexional Building, ;^2 50,000. 

(vi.) For the development of the work of the Children's 
Home, with a view to save all children of Methodist and other 
Nonconformist parentage from workhouse schools, and to 
provide also for the orphan children of Methodist Soldiers and 
Sailors, ^^50,000. 

(vii.) It is understood that to Ireland shall be made a grant, 
not less than the amount raised in Ireland, to be devoted to 
such objects as the Irish Conference may determine. 

(viii.) It is also understood that any Foreign District, which 
desires to co-operate with this effort, shall receive a grant not 
less than the amount locally raised ; such grant to be applied 
for the benefit of the District in which the money is ndsed, 
under the direction of the Committee of the Missionary 
Society. 

(9) The several objects named shall share pro rata in the 
product of the Fund after necessary expenses have been met ; 
but should the Fund yield more than the amount proposed, 
the surplus shall be devoted to these or other objects which 
may be determined by the General Committee. 

(10) Six Treasurers and Eight Honorary Secretaries shall 
be appointed, with a General Secretary, who shall be a 
Minister set apart for this work. These, together with twenty- 



1898.] TWENTIETH CENTURY FUND, 345 

five other persons selected by the General Committee, shall 
form the Executive Committee. 

(11) The Conference, in determining upon this enterprise, 
is aware that it can only be accomplished by the generous and 
united effort of our people, richer and poorer, and earnestly 
appeals to all our Ministers, Church Officers, members, and 
adherents, at home or abroad, to unite cordially in the common 
effort. The Conference is deeply convinced that such an 
enterprise can only be successful if it is commenced and 
carried through, not in the spirit of sectarian pride and self- 
seeking, but in the spirit of prayer, consecration, and sincere 
anxiety for the extension of the kingdom of Christ. Our 
people are therefore urged to seek, contemporaneously with 
this financial effort, a renewed and richer outpouring of the 
Spirit of God, that the Church of our fathers may be equipped 
for the great spiritual tasks which the new century may bring 
to it in this country and throughout the world. 

3. The following is the General Committee : 

(i) The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President 
of the Conference; William L. Watkinson, Ex-President; 
Marshall Hartley, Secretary; 

(2) The six Treasurers : 



Rev. Walford Green, 

„ Dr. Waller, 
Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge, 



Mr. Robert W. Perks, M.P., 
Sir George Smith, 
Mr. Thomas Walkei. 



(3) The eight Honorary Secretaries : 



Rev. Simpson Johnson, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
„ Dr. Stephenson, 
„ Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., 



Mr. John Barnsley, 
„ Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
Sir George Hayter Chubb, 
Mr. William Middlebrook. 



The General Secretary, the Rev. Albert Clayton. 

(4) One Minister and one Layman to be elected by each 
Synod in Great Britain in September. 

(5) The following Ministers and Laymen : 



Rev. Richard W Allen, 


Rev. William T. A. Barber, B.D., 


„ Thomas Allen, 


„ G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., 


„ John S. Banks, 


„ John Bond, 


„ Josiah Banham, 


„ William Bradfield, B.A., 



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Rev 


. J. WilHs Britton, 


Rev 


\ J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 


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William J. Brown, 


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T. Ogden Taylor, 


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William Burgess, 


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Peter Thompson, 


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Joseph Bush, 


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W. Henry Thompson, 


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J. Williams Butcher, 


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John E. Wakerley, 


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Samuel Chadwick, 


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William D. Walters, 


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Thomas Champness, 


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Owen Watkins, 


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James Chapman, 


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Thomas E. Westerdale, 


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Thomas J. Choate, 


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Silvester Whitehead, 


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Samuel F. Collier, 


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Edward Workman, 


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James Crabtree, 


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Dinsdale T. Young, 


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Robert CuUey, 


Mr. 


William Allen, M.P., 


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Nehemiah Cumock (b), 


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Moses Atkinson, 


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Dr. Davison, 


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Thomas Barclay, 


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James Fletcher, 


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John Lees Barker, 


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Henry J. Foster, 


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John R. Barlow, BA., 


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Charles Garrett, 


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lliomas Bamsley, 


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John C. W. Gostick, 


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William Bayliss, 


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John Gould, 


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Joseph Beckett, 


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Henry E. Gregg, 


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Arthur W. Black, 


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John T. F. HaUigey, 


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Henry Broadhurst, M.P., 


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T. Galland Hartley, 


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Alfred Brookes, 


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Henry G. Highfield, B.A., 


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John Broxap, 


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John Homabrook, 


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William Butterworth, 


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WilUam J. Hutton, 


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Edwin Cannington, 


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Jabez Ingram, 


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Thomas Carter, 


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George Jackson, BA., 


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Robert Clough, 


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Joseph Jackson, 


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William O. Clough, M.P., 


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Dr. Jenkins, 


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•J. Calvert Coates, 


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Hugh Jones (b). 


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Thomas Cole, 


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Charles H. KeUy, 


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John Cooper, 


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James Lewis (a), 


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John Cory, 


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J. Scott Udgctt, MA., 


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John Coy, 


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WiUiam Maltby, 


Dr. 


Charles B. Davidson, 


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T. Hardwick Mawson, 


Mr. 


J. WUcox Edge, 


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George W. Olver, B.A., 


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Thomas R. Ferens, 


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Rice Owen, 


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John R. Flitch, 


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William Perkins, 


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James Floyd, 


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Joseph Posnett, 


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Hon. Sir. Henry Fowler, 


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Dr. Randies, 




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Allen Rees, 


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Dr. Rigg, 


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W. Davis Green, M.P., 


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Thomas Rippon, 


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T. Morgan Harvey, 


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G. Stringer Rowe, ' 


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John F. Haworth, 


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Enoch Salt, 


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Norval W. Helme, 


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George H. Shafto, 


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John R. Hill, 


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John A. Sharp, 


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Edward Holden, 




Joseph Shrimpton, 


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Henry HoUoway, 


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John S. Simon, 


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Thomas B. Holmes, 


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kfioiry T. Smart, 


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LEdward Smith (a). 


Mr. 


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347 



Mr. William Hunt, 
Alfred Jermyn, 
Williamson Lamplough, 
Herbert B. Law, 
George Lidgett, B.A., 
John H. Lile, 
James Lovatt, 
Alexander M 'Arthur, D.L., 
WilUam A, M'Arthur, M.P., 
Isaac A. Mack, 
Thomas F. C. May, 
William Mewburn, D.L., 
William Mewburn, jun., 
Thomas Morell, 
£. R. Moxey, 
George W. Munt, 
Thomas G. Osborn, M.A., 
Alfred E. Parke, 



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Mr. Ebenezer Parkes, M.P,, 

John I, Parkes, 

George Parkinson, 

Thomas O. Quibell, 

Herbert Sharp, 

J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 
Sir Clarence Smith, 
Mr. William H. Stephenson, 

Charles J. Thomas, 

William Tunstill, 

James E. Vanner, 
His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C, 
Mr. J. Wesley Walker, 

Ralph D. WaUer, 

George Warren, 
„ Lewis Williams, 
Dr. James Wood, 
Mr. Peter F. Wood. 



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Dr. M'Mullen, 
Dr. Nicholas, 
James Robertson, 



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Samuel M'Comas, 
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Q. XXXIX. What Resolutions provisionally 
adopted by the last Conference in its Representa- 
tive Session, and sent to the annual District Synods 
for consideration, are now confirmed ? 

A. None. 



Q. XL. What Resolutions of the Conference are 
to be submitted t6 the Districts in Great Britain, 
at their Annual Synods, when Ministers and Lay- 
men are present ? 

A. None. 



34^ [1898. 

MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 

1. The respectful thanks of the Conference are presented to 
its President, the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., for his 
intensely practical and powerful sermon, preached in Great 
Thornton Street Chapel, Hull, on Sunday morning, July 24, 
1898. 

2. The respectful thanks of the Conference are presented to 
the Ex- President, the Rev. William L. Watkinson, for his able, 
luminous, and helpful sermon, preached in Great Thornton 
Street Chapel, Hull, on Sunday evening, July 24, 1898. 

3. The hearty thanks of the Conference are presented to the 
Rev. William Theophilus Davison, M.A., D.D., for the able 
services rendered by him as Representative from this Con- 
ference to the General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church, South. 

4. The Rev. Walford Green is appointed our Representative 
to the General Conference of the Methodist Church of Canada, 
to be held in Toronto in September, 1898. 

5. Mr. William H. Stephenson is appointed, in conjunction 
with the Ministers appointed during the Pastoral Session, to 
attend the Representative Session of the Conference in Ireland, 
to be held in Dublin in June, 1899. 

6. The Rev. Walford Green is appointed to ascertain, and 
to receive and forward to the respective Treasurers, the pay- 
ments to be made, in accordance with our Rules, to the various 
Connezional Funds in the case of married men who are received 
as Ministers, or of Ministers received from other Conferences 
or Churches. (See Minutes, 1889, pp. 413-415.) 

7. The Rev. Ralph M. Spoor is directed to prepare the 
volume o{ Agenda for the Conference of 1899, and to have it 
sent to the Lay Representatives as early as possible. 

[iVJ9.— The Conference directs that the Order of Conference 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 349 

Procedure and Rules of Debate be printed in the volume of 
Agenda for 1899.] 

A copy of the Agenda shall be sent to each member of the 
Legal Conference, resident in Great Britain, who is unable to 
attend the Conference. ' 

8. Mr. Moses Atkinson is appointed Convener of the 
Scrutineers of votes for the election of Lay Representatives 
by the Conference. 

9. The Rev. George Denton is appointed Convener of 
Scrutineers of all votes, other than those for the election of 
Lay Representatives, in the Representative Session of the 
next Conference ; and, as such, is an ex-officio member of that 
Session. 

Nomination Committee. — i. The Nomination Committee shall 
consist of {a) the eighteen Lay Representatives elected by 
the Conference in the three preceding years; vie, Messrs. 
Moses Atkinson, William Craze, Isaac A. Mack, Dr. James 
Wood, William Luxon, John Broxap; Messrs. Thomas H. 
Bainbridge, William Middlebrook, Sir George Hayter Chubb, 
Thomas P. Wansbrough, Thomas F. C. May, Alfred Jermyn ; 
the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, G.C.S.L, M.P., Messrs. Thomas 
B. Holmes, Thomas Cole, J. Bamford Slack, B.A., Joseph 
Beckett, Dr. Charles B. Davidson ; {b) eighteen Ministers to be 
appointed by the Conference of 1899 in its Pastoral Session ; 
and {c) two Secretaries, one Minister and one Layman. 

2. Mr. Peter F. Wood is re-appointed Lay Secretary of the 
Nomination Committee, and is directed, in conjunction with 
the Rev. James Chapman, the Ministerial Secretary, to prepare 
lists of the persons recommended by the Committee for service 
on the several Connexional Committees. 

3. It shall be the duty of the Secretaries : («) to convene the 
Meeting of the Nomination Committee, and to summon to it 
persons entitled to attend its Meeting ; (b) to receive from the 
Committee of each Connexional Department a list of persons, 



3SO MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

ex officio and otherwise, who are proposed for appointment upon 
it by the Conference j (c) to present tlie lists so received to the 
Nomination Committee ; (d) to keep the record of the pro- 
ceedings of the Committee ; and {e) to report to the Conference 
on its behalf. 

4. The Nomination Committee shall meet on the Saturday 
previous to the Meeting of the Representative Session of the 
Conference. At that Meeting the President of the Conference 
shall preside, or in his absence some Ex-President or other 
Minister whom he shall depute ; and the Secretary, or some 
other deputed Representative, of each Connexional Department 
shall attend to give such information as may be necessary. 

5. The Nomination Committee shall consider the lists sent 
forward by the several Committees of Connexional Depart- 
ments ; it shall take care that the Constitution of each Committee 
nominated is in accordance with the regulations of the 
Conference ; it shall have power to amend the lists sent for- 
ward, as it may deem desirable, and to make any change in 
reference to Ministers recommended for nomination which the 
action of the Ministerial Conference may have rendered neces- 
sary : but only in cases of necessity shall it make any change 
in reference to either the Ministerial or Lay nominees of a 
District Synod, and every change shall be reported to the 
Conference. 

6. The Conference directs that all Lists of Committees which 
are to be considered by the Nomination Committee shall be 
printed in the Conference Agenda^ as far as possible : the names 
of new members being printed in italics, and those of members 
nominated for re-appointment by a four-fifths majority dis- 
tinguished by an asterisk; care being taken to give the 
Christian name and postal address of each Layman. 

N.B. — ^A complete List of the Lay Members of each Con- 
nexional Committee, with their postal addresses, shall be 
handed to the Secretary of the Conference for insertion in 
the MtMuUs^ 



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MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 



351 



7. Secretaries of Departments shall duly inform all new 
Members, ministerial and lay, of their appointment upon 
Connexional Committees. 



The Wesley Guild — \. The Conference receives the 
Report of the Council, and directs that an abstract thereof be 
printed in the Minutes (see Appendix XII.). 

2. The following are the Officers and Council : 

President : The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M. A., President 
of the Conference. 

Vice-Presidents: The Rev. Charles H. Kelly and Henry 
J. Pope, D.D. ; Messrs. Thomas R. Ferens and P. Endr^es 
Gane. 

Treasurer: Mr. John I. Parkes. 

Secretaries : The Rev. Simpson Johnson and W. Blackburn 
Fitz-Gerald. 

Council: 



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Rev. William T. A. Barber, M.A., 
B.D., 
G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., 
William Bradfield, B.A, 
E. Clowes Chorley, 
Frederick B. Cowl, 
James Critchison, 
Robert CuUey, 
William Foster, B.A., 
John Gould, 
Marshall Hartley, 
Arthur Hoyle, 
T. Ferrier Hulme, M.A., 
John Kinnings, 
Charles Lee-Dunham, 
J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., 
James Hope Moulton, M.A., 
William Perkins, 
Thomas Rippon, 
J. Holland Ritson, M.A., 
William L. Watkinson, 
Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., 



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Rev. Arthur Wood, B.A., 
Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge, 

John Bamsley, 

Arthur Boney, 

Alfred Brookes, 

Arthur W. Cole, 

William Corderoy, 

Thomas Healing, 
Dr. Hellier, 
Mr. Arthur H. Kelly, 

E. Lewis Lloyd, 

Charles J. Lowe, 

J. Cory Monkhouse, 

WilUam R. Rider, 

John J. Seager, 

Thomas S. Simpson, M.A., 

WilUam E. Walker, 

Peter F. Wood, 
Miss Annie £. F. Barlow, 

Alice Brown, 

Anna M. Hellier, 

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Methodist Aggression in London. — i. The Conference receives 
the Report and discharges the Committee. 



352 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

The Lejs School — i. The Conference receives the Report 
of the Committee. 

a. The Conference rejoices at the good success which has 
attended the initiation of the scheme for the reduction of the 
debt, and earnestly recommends that every effort be made to 
complete the work during the next twelve months, so as to 
assure the future of the SchooL 

3. The Conference reappoints the Committee, with power 
to add to its number, for the purpose of completing, in con- 
junction with the Governing Body of the School, the ^30,000 
Fund. 

4. The Conference instructs the Committee to report on the 
constitution of the School. 

5. The following is the Committee : 



Rev. Dr. Davison, 
„ Charles Garrett, 
„ J. Scott Lidgett, M.A., 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 



Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge, 

„ Isaac Hoyle, 

„ J. Bayley Lees, 
His Honour Judge Waddy, Q.C. 



Mr. Percy W. Bunting, M.A., is the Convener. 

The Custody of Connezional Docnments. — i. The Conference 
receives the Report of the Committee, and repeats the instruc- 
tions contained in Standing Order No. 10. 

2. The Committee shall consist of the Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; William L. 
Watkinson, Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; 
and the 



Rev. William J. Brown, 


Rev. Dr. Rigg, 


„ Joseph Bush, 


„ Ralph M. Spoor, 


„ Walford Green, 


Mr. William T. Eastman, 


„ Charles H. Kelly, 


„ John Gibbs, 


„ George W. Olver, B.A., 


„ Richard H. Holman, 


„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 


„ George W. Hunt, 



3. The Rev. Walford Green is re-appointed Custodian and 
Registrar, and also Convener of the Committee. 

Ens^ Preaching in North Wales. — i. The Conference 
receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. Instead of re*appointingj^the Committee as at present 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 353 

constituted, the Conference appoints a Committee specially 
charged to promote the interests and assist in the Extension 
of English Methodism in North Wales, such Committee 
being authorised : 

(i) To consider the general interests of the English work 
in North Wales, the special needs of the poorer Circuits, the 
relation of the English to the Welsh work, the openings for 
aggression, whether within the boundaries of existing Circuits 
or not ; and to advise the Circuits thereon. 

(2) To raise money by grants from the Funds of the 
Circuits represented on the Committee, and by subscription, 
collection, and otherwise, for the support of preaching, and 
for the provision of preaching places. 

(3) To assist Circuits in their arrangements for season 
Preachers, and the supply of pulpits in some cases by Local 
Preachers resident in other Circuits. 

3. The following is the Committee : The Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference ; Rev. Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary ; the Chairmen of the Liverpool and the 
North Wales Districts ; the General Secretary of the Home 
Mission Fund and of the Chapel Fund ; the Ministers appointed 
to the English Circuits in North Wales; one Layman to be 
chosen by the September Quarterly Meeting of each English 
Circuit in North Wales ; together with 



Rev. 


Thomas Allen, 


Mr. 


Edwin Cannington, 


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Charles Garrett, 




Thomas W. Griffith, 


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J. Sewell Haworth, 




S. Mason Hutchinson, 


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Dr. Randies, 




Thomas G. Osborn, M.A., 


Mr. 


John Barnsley, 




R. Thursfield Smith, 


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Joseph Beckett, 




Thomas Walker; 



with power to add to their number. 

The Rev. Owen Watkins is the Convener. 

Office of the Theological Institution, Children's, and Auxiliary 
Funds. — I. The Conference adopts the Report, and directs that 
it be printed in the Minutes. (See Appendix VlfL) 

2. The cordial thanks of the Conference are presented 16 

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354 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

the Rev. Walford Green for his services as Secretary during 
the year, and he is re-appointed. 

Common Cash. — i. The Conference adopts the Report, and 
directs that it be printed in the Minutes, (See Appendix IX.) 

2. The Committee is re-appointed, and consists of the 
Officers of the various Connexional Funds included in the 
arrangement. 

3. The hearty thanks of the Conference are presented to 
the Rev. Walford Green for his services as Secretary during 
the year, and he is re-appointed. 

Admission to the Conference ChapeL — i. The following is 
the Committee for the ensuing year : The Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; Marshall Hartley, 
Secretary; Charles H. Kelly, Thomas E. Westerdale, Arthur 
Wood, B.A. ; Messrs. J. Calvert Coates, Josiah Gunton, Henry 
Holloway, George W. Munt, Charles J. Thomas. 

The Rev. Thomas E. Westerdale is the Convener. 

2. The Committee is instructed to reserve the front seats in 
the gallery of the Conference Chapel for Representatives and 
Ministers. 

Cpoference Towns. — i. The Conference receives the Report 
of the Committee. 

2. The Conference resolves to revert to the former arrange- 
ment, by which the Conference met twice in London for once 
in any other town. 

The Conference resolves that, subject to local convenience, 
the rotation of Conferences shall be as follows : London, 
Burslem, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Manchester, Camborne, Sheffield, 
Bristol, Nottingham, London, Bradford, Cardiff, Liverpool, 
Plymouth, Leeds, Birmingham, Hull. 

Transfers between Foreign and Home Work. — i. The Con- 
ference receives the Report, and re-appoints the Committee^ 
to complete its investigations. ^, , , 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 355 

2. The following is the Committee: The Rev. Hugh 
Price Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference ; William 
L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; Marshall Hartley, Secretary ; 
and the 



Rev 


. John Bell (b), 


Mr. 


Moses Atkinson, 


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J. Calvert Coates, 


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Joseph Dixon, 


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Thomas Cole, 


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William Hedges, 


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Charles H. Kelly, 


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William Hunt, 


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Williamson Lamplough, 


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Frederic W. Macdonald, 


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William Mewburn, jun.. 


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E. R. Moxey, 


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William Perkins, 


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George W. Munt, 


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Digby F. Shillington, 


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G. Stringer Rowe, 


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Thomas Walker, 


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John G. Widdicombe, 


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Charles E. Wansbrough, 


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Peter F. Wood. 



Th^ Rev, WUrUAM PEfiKii^§ is the Convener. 

Order of Conference Sessions. — i. The Conference receives 
the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference resolves : 

(i) That no mere modification of the business of the Con- 
ference, with a view to save time, will meet the requirements 
of the case ; 

(2) That a change in the Order of the Sessions is desirable. 

3. The Conference refers the question of the method of 
constituting the Legal Conference, and of nominating the 
President and Secretary, to the Conference in its Pastoral 
Session. 

The Liverpool and Adjacent Districts. — i. The Conference 
receives the report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference appoints a Committee to consider the 
formation of a new District or Districts, which might include 
some parts of North Lancashire, the whole or a portion of the 
Carlisle District, parts of the Birmingham and Shrewsbury, 
jand also of the Ha)ifa;i( and Bradford, Districts. 

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MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS, 



[1898. 



3. The following is the Committee : The Rev. Hugh Price 
Hughes, M.A., President of the Conference; William L. 
Watkinson, Ex-President; Marshall Hartley, Secretary; 
and the 



Rev. Thomas Allen, 

William backhouse, M.A., 
Thomas Bolton (a), 
Edward J. Brailsford, 
Bamford Burrows, 
Joseph Bush, 
Thomas J. Choate, 
John W. Crake, 
John Crump, 
Charles H. Floyd, 
Frederick Friehd, 
Charles Garrett, 
John T. F. Halligey, 
John Homabrook, 
£. Blanshard Keeling, 
Jamts Lewis (a), 
W. Scott Page, 
Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
Walter H. Price, 
Thomas Rodgers, 
W. Hemingway Shaw, 
John C. Stuart, 
Owen Watkins, 



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Silvester Whitehead, 

Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., 

Thomas H. Bainbridge, 

William Bayliss, 

John H. Beaver, 

Joseph Beckett, 

James W. Brown, 

Edwin Cannington, 

Robert Clough, 

J. Wilcox Edge, 

John H. Farmer, 

Norval W. Helme, 

S. Mason Hutchinson, 

J. Bayley Lees, 

James Lovatt, 

Isaac A Mack, 

William M. Margerisoii, 

William Smith, 

John Stott, 

William Tjrson, 

Thomas Walker, 

William Walker, 

John Williamson. 



The Rev. Owen Watkins is the Convener. 



Revision of Assessments. — i. The Conference appoints a 
Committee for the Revision of Assessments for the next five- 
yearly period. 

2. The Committee is empowered to make such enquiries as 
to the Income of Circuits as may be necessary for the revision 
of Assessments. 

3. The following is the Committee : The President, the 
Ex-President, and the Secretary of the Conference; the 
Officers of the Home Mission Fund and of the Fund 
for the Maintenance and Education of Ministers* Children ; 
the Secretary of the Cash Office; one Minister and one 
Layman to be elected by each September District Synod; 
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MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 



357 



Rev 


, William J. Brown, 


Mr. Moses Atkinson, 




James Chapman, 


„ Robert Clough, 




Albert Clayton, 


„ Joseph M. Collingham, 




Frederick Friend, 


,, W. Howell Davies, 




John Hornabrook, 


„ Thomas R. Ferens, 




George W. Olver, B.A., 


„ W. Fiddian Green, 




John S, Simon, 


„ James Lovatt, 




J. Maydew Wamsley, 


„ William Middlebrook, 




Owen Watkins, 


„ Thomas G. Osborn, M.A., 




Edward Workman, 


„ John Rivett. 



The Rev. John S. Simon is the Convener. 

The Allan Library and the Book Room. — i. The Conference 
receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference remits the question of the financial 
relation of the Allan Library to the Book Room to the con- 
sideration of the Book Committee and the Committee and 
Trustees of the Allan Library, who shall meet during the year 
and take such steps in the matter as may seem desirable or 
necessary. 

The Rev. Charles H. Kelly is the Convener. 



The Yearly Collection. — i. The Conference resolves that the 
whole question of the Yearly Collection, including the proposals 
of the Home Mission Committee, be referred to a Special 
Committee to meet during the year, and to report to the next 
Conference. 

2. Until the Committee has reported, an amount equal to tha^ 
paid last year shall be contributed by each District to the 
Home Mission Fund. 

3. The following is the Committee : The Ministerial and Lay 
Members of the Home Mission Finance Committee ; 



Rev 


. George Adcock, 


Rev. Jabez Ingram, 




Josiah Banham, 


„ James Lewis (a), 




J. Willis Britton, 


„ Joseph Posnett, 




William J. Cooke, 


„ Henry T. Smart, 




George Denton, 


„ £. Lightwood Smith, 




Charles H. Floyd, 


„ Ralph M. Spoor, 




John Gould, 


„ T. Ogden Tkylor, 




John Hornabrook, 


„ John Telford, B.A., 



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MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 



[1898. 



Rev 


. William D. Walters, 


Mr. Norval W. Helme, 


»f 


Owen WatkinSy 




Henry HoUoway, 


Mr. 


Frederick Atkinson, 




James Lovatt, 




Moses Atkinson, 




George W. Munt, 




Joseph Beckett, 




Thomas O. Quibell, 




Tilden J. Bisseker, 




George Warren, 




Alfred Brookes, 




Thomas Wetherell, 




William Cash, 




John Wilkinson, 




Thomas R. Ferens, 




Ezra T. Wilks, 




William Hedges, 




Thomas Willshaw. 



The Rev. J. Willis Brixton is the Convener. 

Assistant Tutors in the Theological Institution. — The Con- 
ference appoints the following Committee to consider whether 
compensation, in lieu of house, should be paid by the Theo- 
logical Institution Committee to the Home Mission Committee, 
on account of the appointment of probationers as Assistant 
Tutors : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M.A., President of the 
Conference ; William L. Watkinson, Ex-President ; Marshall 
Hartley, Secretary ; the Officers of the Home Mission Fund ; 
the Officers of the Theological Institution Fund ; 



Rev 


. John Bell (b), 


Mr. 


J. Calvert Coates, 


i> 


Joseph Bush, 




J. Wilcox Edge, 


f) 


Charles H. Kelly. 




W. Fiddian Green, 


f) 


Frederic W. Macdonald, 




Paul Henwood, 


ft 


George W. Olver, B A., 




George W. Munt, 


}f 


Thomas G. Selby, 




Digby F. Shillington, 


ff 


John S. Simon, 




Ezra T. Wilks. 


If 


Dr. Waller, 







The Rev. John Bell (b) is the Convener. 



Financial Appeals. — Considering the many abuses to which 
the Connexion is continually exposed by applications from 
unauthenticated strangers from abroad to use our Trust 
property for financial ends, the Conference appoints the 
following Committee to consider the credentials of all such : 
The President of the Conference; the Ex-P|i?sipent ; the 
Secretary; with 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 359 



Rev. Charles H. Kelly, 
„ George W. Olver, B.A., 
„ Allen Rees, 
„ Dr. Stephenson, 
Dr. Waller, 



■»> 



Mr. J. Calvert Coates, 
„ Isaac C. GrifiBth, 
„ Henry HoUoway, 
„ George W. Munt, 
„ Ezra T. Wilks. 



The Rev. Allen Rees is appointed the Convener. 

Methodism in Carmarthen and its Vicinity. — ^The Conference 
appoints the following Committee to consider and report upon 
the Welsh and English work in Carmarthen and its vicinity : 

The Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, M. A., President of the Con- 
ference ; 



Rev. John Homabrook, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 
„ John S. Simon, 
„ Dr. Waller, 



Mr. Frederick L. Davies, 
„ W. Howell Davies, 
„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 
„ Lewis Williams ; 



together with four Ministers and four laymen, to be elected 
by the September Synods of the Cardiff-and-Swansea and of 
the South Wales Districts, respectively. 

The Edinburgh Mission. — i. In the judgment of the Conference, 
the opportunity presented for securing a valuable property in 
the West End of Edinburgh, for the purposes of our Mission 
and other work in that city, ought not to be lost. The Con- 
ference accordingly sanctions the purchase of the site, and the 
erection thereon of a large hall and other premises. 

2. In view of the urgency of the case, and of the necessity 
for immediate provision for the congregation and Society, 
the Chapel Fund is specially authorised to deal with this as 
a regular case, although the usual conditions may not be 
fulfilled. 

3. The Home Mission Fund is authorised to make a Loan 
to the Trustees of ;^ 15,000 from its invested Funds, on such 
terms and with such security as its Committee may deem 
satisfactory. 

4. The Conference most earnestly commends this important 
scheme to the generous support of our people, both in England 
and Scotland. 



360 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

Lay Agents in Circuits. — i. The Conference receives the 
Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference resolves : 

(i) All Lay Agents employed in our Circuits shall be 
members of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, and shall be 
accredited as such by the Superintendents of the Circuit? 
from which they come. 

(2) A Lay Agent who is a fully accredited Local Preacher, 
having presented his Note of Removal and current Circuic 
Plan to the Superintendent of the Circuit in which he is to 
work as a Lay Agent, shall have his name placed at the foot 
of the list of Local Preachers on the Circuit Plan, unless the 
Local Preachers' Meeting, in exercise of the power given to it 
by the Conference (see Minutes, 1895, p. 436), shall decide to 
place his name in a higher position. The words " Hired 
Local Preacher," " Lay Agent,** or otherwise, shall be added 
to his name on the plan ; and while employed as a Lay Agent 
in the Circuit he shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the 
Local Preachers' Meeting. 

3. Any Lay Agent desiring to offer himself as a Candidate 
for the Ministry must be proposed in and approved by the 
Quarterly Meeting of the Circuit of which he is a member, the 
directions concerning the residential qualification of Candidates 
for the Ministry being strictly observed. 

4. If a Lay Agent is not a Local Preacher, his name shall 
appear on the Circuit Plan, but not among the names of the 
Preachers. He shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Local 
Preachers' Meeting in the same manner as Exhorters are sub- 
jected to that jurisdiction by the provisions of our Discipline. 
(See Minutes, 1895, pp. 435, 438.) 

Conference Sacramental Service. — ^The Conference Sacra- 
mental Service shall be held at the opening of the Repre- 
sentative Session, in lieu of the ordinary devotional exercises, 
and the Conference Arrangements Committee is instructed to 
make the necessary provision for the Service. 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 361 

Circuit Missionary Accounts. — In no Circuit shall the Mis- 
sionary Accounts for the year be closed until they have been 
passed by the Local or Circuit Missionary Committee, and 
duly signed by the Superintendent of the Circuit. 

Open-Air Services. — The Conference directs the special 
attention of the Committee of Privileges to the prosecution 
and conviction of two of our Local Preachers under a new 
By-law of the Kent County Council, for singing and preaching 
in the open air, with a view 

1. To bring about a repeal or amendment of this By-law. 

2. To prevent its adoption by other County Councils. 

Conference Railway Facilities. — The Conference directs the 
Committee of Privileges, either separately or in conjunction 
with the National Council of the Free Churches, and the 
Committee of the Church Congress, to seek an interview with 
the Railway Managers at the Clearing House, in order to 
obtain more favourable terms for persons travelling by railway 
to attend religious gatherings. 

Third Jubilee of Kingswood School. — ^The Conference places 
on record its grateful sense of the divine blessing which has 
rested upon the School throughout the hundred and fifty years 
of its history, proving it to be, as its founder at the Dedication 
prayed it might become " a branch of the Lord's planting, a 
work of the Lord's hands." The prophecy of its early days 
has been abundantly fulfilled, and nearly six hundred ''am- 
bassadors of Christ" have been sent forth from its walls, 
while to all other departments of the service of the Church 
and of the State Kingswood has given an unbroken succession 
of loyal-hearted and efficient workers, who have been strong 
to serve their generation, ere " by the will of God " they " fell 
on sleep.*' 

The Conference is confident that in the future as in the past 
the School will continue to justify its proud dedication : In 
GLORiAM Dei optimi maximi, in usum Ecclesw: et Reipublic^, 



I 



362 MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. [1898. 

Insorance of Trust Property. — The Conference strongly urges 
upon all our Trustees the duty of insuring Trust property 
against loss by fire. 

Local Preachers* Returns. — ^The returns for the District Local 
Preachers' Committee shall be compiled at the March Local 
Preachers' Meeting, and signed by the Superintendent of the 
Circuit and the Secretary of the Local Preachers' Meeting. 

Roman Catholic University in Ireland. — Inasmuch as there is 
a probability that the Government will propose to establish a 
Roman Catholic University in Ireland, and to endow it out of 
public funds, the Conference, considering that such a scheme 
would be an unjustifiable departure from the principle of 
religious equality, directs the Committee of Privileges to co- 
operate, as far as practicable, with any action that the Com- 
mittee of Privileges appointed by the Irish Conference may 
take in order to oppose such establishment of an endowed 
Denominational University. 

The Opium Traffic — As Opium Smoking in China is, by 
general and unquestionable testimony, doing great injury, 
both physical and moral, to the people, and as the connexion 
of the British Government with the Opium trade in China has 
led to a serious loss of British influence and prestige in that 
country, the Conference again declares its strong conviction 
that the British legislature ought at once to put a stop to the 
further export of Indian Opium to China. 

Liquor Traffic in West Africa. — The Conference is strongly 
of opinion that in those districts of Africa where regulations 
exist for prohibiting the sale of intoxicating liquors to the 
natives, more stringent measures are necessary in order to 
secure their enforcement ; also that the tariff, arranged at the 
Brussels Conference with a view to the restriction of the 
importation of spirits into certain parts of Africa, needs to be 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS RESOLUTIONS. 363 

revised in accordance with the provisions of the Act of Brussels, 
with a view to fixing it at such a minimum as will make it 
really restrictive ; and that steps need to be taken to prevent 
the importation into Africa of alcohol in a highly concentrated 
form for the use of the natives. The Conference resolves that 
a Memorial be signed by the President and Secretary of the 
Conference, and forwarded to the Marquess of Salisbury, urging 
Her Majesty's Government to continue their exertions for 
securing an agreement amongst the Powers concerning measures 
for protecting the native races of Africa from the ravages 
of the liquor traffic. 



3^4 [1898. 

SECTION III. 

BUSINESS TRANSACTED PARTLY 
IN THE PASTORAL AND 
PARTLY IN THE REPRESEN- 
TATIVE SESSION. 



METHODISM IN WALES. 

1. The Conference receives the Report of the Committee. 

2. The Conference confirms the creation of a Welsh 
Wesleyan Methodist Assembly of Wales, provisionally sanc- 
tioned last year, with the constitution published in Appendix X. 



DISTRICT CONVENTIONS TO STRENGTHEN THE 
SPIRITUAL LIFE OF OUR CHURCHES. 

1. The Conference cordially welcomes the proposal of the 
President, to devote a considerable portion of his time to 
holding meetings of Ministers and Church Officers in various 
centres during the year ; and pledges itself to co-operate with 
him in his efforts to promote the strengthening of the spiritual 
life of the Church, and the seeking of greater power for the 
service of Christ. 

2. The meetings at each centre shall be held on two con- 
secutive days, and there shall be a two hours' session in the 
morning, the afternoon, and the evening of each day, re- 
spectively. The morning sessions shall be for Ministers only ; 
the remaining sessions shall be allocated, as each District 
Committee may deem most convenient, among the following 
four groups : (i.) Class-leaders ; (ii.) Local Preachers ; (iii.) 
Circuit, Society, and Poor Stewards, Trustees, Organists, 
Choirmasters ; (iv.) Sunday School, Wesley Guild, and Band 
of Hope workers. 



1898.] 



OFFICIAL RETURNS. 



365 



3. The detailed arrangements at each centre shall be in the 
hands of a Coipmittee to be appointed by the September 
Synod of the District concerned. 

4. Conventions shall be held in the following Districts 
during the weeks beginning on the dates specified : 

Cardiff and Swansea ... ... September 25, 1898. 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury October 16. 



Manchester 

Nottingham and Derby 
Halifax and Bradford . . . 

Liverpool 

The three London Districts 

Bristol and Bath 

Cornwall 

x^eeus ... •.• ••• 

Newcastle-on-Tyne 

York 

Sheffield 

Macclesfield 



Octcber 30. 
November 13. 
November 27. 
December 11. 
January 2?, 1899, 
February 5. 
February 19. 
March 5. 
March 19. 
April 2. 
April 16. 
May 21. 



OFFICIAL RETURNS. 
In order to avoid discrepancy in statistics furnished to 
District Synods on the President's Circular, and also to Con- 
nexional Departments or District Committees, all Schedules 
shall be signed by the Superintendent of the Circuit. Except 
where absolutely necessary, a double leturn shall not be 
required. 



3^^ [1898. 

SECTION IV. 

THE CONFERENCE OF 1899. 

1. The G>iiference to be held in the year 1899 shall meet 
in London^ on Tuesday, July 18, at half-past Nine o'clock. 

(i) The Stationing Conunittee shall meet at the Centenary 
Hall, London, on Wednesday, July 5, at Ten o'clock. 

(2) The Chairmen of Districts are required to send to the 
Rev. Albert Clayton, ^y Jackson's Lane, Highgate, London^ N., 
not later than June 15, perfect copies of the District 
Minutes, including an account of the Numbers in Society in 
the several Circuits of their Districts, as taken at the March 
Visitation in 1899. 

THE PASTORAL SESSION. 

2. Number of Ministers to attend the Conference of 1899, 

during its Pastoral Session : 

(i) Members of the Legal Conference, supposed to be 

able to attend ... ... ... ... ... 79 

Chairmen of Districts, not being Members of the Legal 

Conference ... ... ... ... ... 22 

Assistant Secretaries, not being Members of the Legal 

Conference ••• ... ... ... ..• 3 

Candidates for Ordination 53 

Allocated to the Mission House 14 

Representatives of Departments, not being Members 

of the Legal Conference 3 

x^rcceuiOi ... ••• ••• ... ••• ... i 

Assistant Journal Secretary ... i 

Convener of Scrutineers i 



177 
(2) Number of Ministers to be chosen by the several Districts 



in Great Britain : 

Districts, 

First London All 

Second London All 



Districts, 

Third London AH 

Bedford and Northampton ... 7 



1898.] 



THE CONFERENCE OF 1899. 



Z^l 



Districts, 






Districts, 


JVCOw ••• ••« ••• 




5 


Sheffield 


East Anglia 




6 


Nottingham and Derby 


Oxford ... ... ... 




5 


Lincoln 


Portsmouth 




6 


riull ••• ... ... 


Channel Islands 




2 


I orK ... ... ... 


Devonport and Plymouth 




5 


Whitby and Darlington 


Cornwall 




6 


Newcastle-on-Tyne ... 


£«xdcr ••• ••• ••• 




7 


Carlisle 


Bristol and Bath 




11 


Isle of Man 


Cardiff and Swansea ... 




8 


Scotland 


South Wales 




5 


Zetland 


North Wales 




10 


• 


Birmingham and Shrewsbury 


15 




Macclesfield 




7 




Liverpool 




15 




Manchester 




II 


Sec. I ... 


Bolton ... ... ... 




10 


»f 2 ... 


Halifax and Bradford 




10 




L.eecis ... ... •*• 




II 


Total 



7 
II 

4 
8 

7 
6 

8 

4 
1 

5 



223 

177 
223 

400 



THE REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 



(3) Ministers chosen to complete the Representation of Depart- 
ments in the Conference during its Representative Session : 
The Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., Robert Culley, and 
Charles E. Wansbrough. (See Minutes^ 1877, p. 213 (d).) 

(4) The following gentlemen are the Lay Representatives 
elected by the Conference to attend the Conference of 1899 
during its Representative Session, being one-eighth of the 
entire number of Lay Representatives ; including the General 
Lay Treasurers of Connexional Funds, who are Representa- 
tives ex officio. 



LAY TREASURERS OF 

Mr. Williamson Lamplough 
William Tunstill \ 
John Cooper J * 
William Mewburn, D.L. 
William Hunt 
Thomas Walker 

Sir George Smith . 

Mr. Thomas Barnsley ) 
William Vanner J 
John Lees Barker . 

His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C 

Mr. Alexander M 'Arthur, D.L. ) 
„ Robert W. Perks, M.P. J 



i» 



>> 



»» 



»» 



ff 



M 



II 



GENERAL CONNEXIONAL FUNDS. 

. Missionary Socieiy, 

» 

, Getttral Chapel Fund, 

Children's Fund (Maintenance), 

„ „ (Education). 

Home Mission and Contingent Fund. 
, Theological Institution Fund, 

. Education Fund. 

. Auxiliaty Fund. 

. Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund. 

, Extension of Methodism Fund* 



368 



THE CONFERENCE OF 1899. 



[1898. 



LAY RKPRKSENTATIVES ELECTED BT THE CONFERENCE. 



1896. 


Mr. Thomas P. Wansbrough, 


Mr. Moses Atkinson, 


„ Thomas F. C. May. 


„ William Craze, 


,, Alfred Jermyn. 


„ Isaac A. Mack, 


1898. 


„ John Broxap, 


The Right Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, 


„ William Luxon, 


G.C.S.I., M.P., 


Dr. James Wood. 


Mr. Thomas B. Holmes, 


1897. 


„ Thomas Cole, 


Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge^ 


„ J. Bamford Slack, B.A., 


„ William Middlebrook, 


„ Joseph Beckett, 


Sir George Hayter Chubb, 


Dr. Charles B. Davidson. 



(5) Number of Ministers and Laymen to be chosen by the 
several Districts in Great Britain, to attend the Conference of 
1899, during its Representative Session : 

\N,B, — I. The number of Ministers in this List does not 
include members of the Legal Conference, ©r Representatives of 
Departments, Chairmen of Districts, • Assistant Secretaries, or 
other appointed Members of the Representative Session who 
are not Members of the Legal Conference. 

2. In order to insure communication with the Lay Repre- 
sentatives, it is necessary that the District Secretaries send the 
Christian and surname of each Layman, his exact postal address, 
with the Circuit in which he holds office, to the Rev. Ralph 
M. Spoor, 57, Church Rocui^ Richmond^ Surrey, "] 



Districts. 


Ministers. 


Laymen. 


First London 








6 


9 


Second London 








4 


8 


Third London 








5 


6 


Bedford and Northampton . 








3 


6 


jvem ... ... ... 








2 


4 


East Anglia 








3 


4 


Oxford 








2 


4 


Portsmouth 








3 


5 


Channel Islands 








...; I 


2 


Devonport and Plymouth . 








2 


5 


Cornwall 








...1 4 


8 


Exeter 








3 


4 


Bristol and Bath 








5 


7 


Cardiff and Swansea 








4 


5 


South Wales 






1 


2 


3 



1898.] 



THE CONFERENCE OF 1899. 



369 



Districts. 


Ministers. 


Laymen. 


North Wales 


••• 








4 


6 


Birmingham and Shrewsbury 








7 


10 


Macclesfield 










3 


6 


Liverpool 












7 


10 


Manchester 












6 


10 


Bolton 












5 


9 


Halifax and Bradford 












5 


10 


j-«ecQS ••• ••• ••• 












6 


10 


Sheffield 












4 


7 


Nottingham and Derby 












6 


10 


Lincoln 












3 


6 


xiull !••• ••• *•• 












4 


8 


x or K ■•> •*• *•• 












4 


6 


Whitby and Darlington 












3 


6 


Newcastle-on-Tyne ... 












5 


8 


Carlisle 












2 


3 


Isle of Man 












I 


I 


Scotland 












2' 


3 


Zetland 












• • • 


• •• 






126 


209 


Treasurers of Connexional Funds 


\,., 


••• 


*• . 




13 


Elected by the Conference 


v.. 


• •• 


••« 


... 




18 


Members of the Legal Conference 


supposed 


to 






be able to attend ... 


... 


• • • 


. • • 


• • « 


79 




Assistant Secretaries, not 


being 


members of the 






Legal Conference ... 


.•• 


... 


... 


• •• 


3 




Representatives of Departments, not being Mem- 






bers of the Legal Conference 


... 


... 


• • • 


3 




Chairmen of Districts, not being Members of the 






Legal Conference ... 


... 


.*• 


••• 


• •• 


22 




Allocated to the Mission House 


••• 


■•• 


• •• 


6 




Convener of Scrutineers 


•■• 


. •« 


••• 


• •• 


I 










240 


240 



Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, * 

HUGH PRICE HUGHES, President. 
MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 

Hull, August 3, 1898. 



The President's address is 

8, Taviion Street^ Gordon Square^ London^ W,C, 

The SECR^TAfiY'3 address is 

36, Cedars Roqd,.CIafhiifiii London^ S.fV, ^ 




370 [1898- 



SECTION V. 

STANDING ORDERS. 

I. Supplies, List of Reserve, Students. 

z. Snpplies for Ministers — (i) Any Minister needing a Supply 
is directed to communicate with the Chairman of the District 
before applying to the President; and the Chairman is also 
directed to satisfy himself, by personal enquiry, that an 
efficient local Supply cannot be obtained. 

(2) Any Minister on whose behalf a Supply has been ap- 
pointed shall retain the Supply for one month after he has 
given notice to the President that his services will no longer 
be required, — unless the President has employment for him 
sooner. And such Minister, when he gives notice to the 
President that, after a given date, the services of the Supply 
will be no longer required, shall, at the same time, notify the 
fact to the Chairman of the District. 

(3) The retiring President shall furnish to the Conference, 
on the second day of its Session, a list of all Ministers who 
have had Supplies during any part of the preceding year, with 
the dates in each case on which the Supply was sent and 
withdrawn. And on receiving this list, the Conference shall 
appoint a Committee to enquire whether these Ministers are 
physically competent to take Circuits. 

2. Payment of Supplies. — (i) Every Probationer sent by the 
President as a Supply shall be paid at the rate of Thirty 
Guineas a year for the time he is in the Circuit ; this allowance 
being in addition to Board and Lodging. 

(2) In regard to Travelling Expenses, a Probationer sent to 
a Circuit as a Supply is dealt with on the same principle as 



1898.] SUPPLIES^ UST OF RESERVE, STUDENTS. 371 

one who is appointed by the Conference to his first Circuit. 
Once arrived in a Circuit as a Supply, he receives his travelling 
expenses from that Circuit to another when removed by the 
President during the year, or by the Conference at the end 
of the year. 

(3) In respect of payment, the year of a trained man on 
the President's List of Reserve appointed in connexion with, 
or immediately after, the Conference, shall reckon from the 
first day of September to the last day of August. 

3. List of Reserve. — (i) The retiring President shall furnish 
to the Committee on Transfers a report as to the health and 
fitness for our work of those Probationers who have been, 
during the year, on the List of Reserve; the Committee to 
report to the Conference. 

(2) On the second day of each Conference the retiring Pre- 
sident shall furnish a list of the names and addresses of the 
men on the List of Reserve, with particulars of their employ- 
ment during the year. The list shall contain (a) the names 
of those sent out as Supplies by the President, with the date of 
appointment ; (b) the names of those employed under private 
arrangement 

(3) All applications for the services of Probationers on the 
List of Reserve shall be forwarded to the President of the 
Conference not later than July i in each year; and a Com- 
mittee to classify the cases shall meet during the Sessions of 
each Conference. 

(4) Except in special cases, the President's List of Reserve 
shall consist of men who have been trained in the Theological 
Institution. 

4. Students. — (i) Every Student who has completed his 
term of three years in the Theological Institution, and is duly 
certified by the Discipline Committee, shall be regarded as 
commencing his Probation at the Conference next ensuing. 

If he receives an appointment at the Conference, or is called 
out by the President as a Supply before Christmas, he shall 



372 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

be entitled, after Ordination, to the usual allowances of an 
Ordained Minister. 

But if not so appointed or called out, or if he shall be 
specially recommended to return to the Institution for a fourth 
year's course of study, he shall, in the year immediately 
following his Ordination, be entitled only to the allowances of 
an unmarried Minister. This resolution does not carry any 
disability with regard to other Funds than the Home Mission 
and Contingent Fund. 

(2) Students who have not completed their term at the 
Institution, but are called out to meet special emergencies, shall, 
when their services are no longer required by the President, 
return to the Institution and complete their term. 

(3) When it is decided by the Local and General Discipline 
Committees that the full period of three years' training at 
College should in the case of any Student be shortened, the 
ministerial probation of such Student shall not be reckoned 
as beginning until the Conference at which he would have 
completed his three years' training. This rule shall not apply 
to Students who have taken a degree in any of the Universities 
of the United Kingdom. 

(4) Students who have completed their term at the Insti- 
tution, and were not called out during their third year by the 
President, and have not received appointments at the Con- 
ference, shall, if no other course be open to them, return to 
the Institution, and there await the call of the President. 

(5) Students who have completed their term at the Insti- 
tution, but were called out during the previous year by the 
President, yet have not received appointments at the Con- 
ference, are under the care and at the cost of the Home 
Mission Committee. 

(6) Students who have completed their term at the Insti- 
tution, and have been sent by the President as Supplies, shall, 
when their services are no longer required, be placed by 
the President under the direction of the Home Mission Com- 
mittee, which shall be responsible for their maintenance; 



1898.] THE CONNEXION. 373 

the Committee shall, however, be entitled to a week's notice 
from the President before such Student receives another 
appointment. 

(7) The employment of Students as Supplies, otherwise than 
by the President, during their vacation, shall continue as here- 
tofore te be matter of private arrangement, in regard to which 
neither the President nor the Home Mission Committee shall 
have responsibility; except in those special cases in whic];i 
the Home Mission Committee may grant Supplies, for short 
periods, to Chairmen of Districts. 

(8) A proportion of the Missionary Students shall be trained 
in the Home Branches of the Theological Institution, and the 
vacancies so created at Richmond shall be filled by Candidates 
for the Home Work. Not more than one-third, nor fewer than 
one-fourth, of the Candidates allocated in each year to the 
Richmond Branch shall be Candidates for the Home Work ; and 
an equal number of Candidates for the Foreign Work shall be 
distributed among the Home Branches. All Students for the 
Foreign Work who, having completed their term, may be 
placed on the List of Reserve, shall be provided for at the 
Richmond Branch. 

{Minutes, 1812, 1857, 1876, 1879, ^^^5, 1886, 1887, 1888, 
1889, 1891, 1897.) 

II. The Connexion. 

5. Title of the Connexion. — Having regard to the terms used 
in our Trust Deeds and other Legal Documents, it is not 
possible for the Conference to alter the title of the Connexion 
as it appears on the front page of the Minutes of the Conference, 
The Conference declares, however, that the title hitherto used 
is not, and never has been, inconsistent with the assertion for 
" the People called Methodists" of a true and proper position 
as a Church, with all the authorities, privileges, and responsi- 
bilities belonging to the New Testament Church ; and in this 
view of our principles and of the facts of the case, the Con- 



374 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

ference, so iar firom discouragiiig, distinctly approves of the 
general and popular use of the term, '' The Wesleyan Metho- 
dist Church." (MmuteSf 189 1, p. 321.) 

6. Minwtenal Members of ContiexioiMl Cooimittces. -— No 
Minister, who is not an Officer of a Departmental Committee, 
shall remain upon that Conunittee as a Member more than six 
consecutive years, unless he shall have been nominated for a 
further appointment thereon by the vote of four-fifths of the 
Members of the Committee present. {Minutes, 1882, p. 383.) 

7. Lay Members of ConnexioiMl Committees. — (i) A certain 
number of Lay Gentlemen, being at least one-sixth of the 
number of Lay Members of each Departmental Committee, 
shall annually retire from each Committee by rotation ; the 
same persons being ineligible for immediate re-appointment, 
except in special cases, and after nomination for such re- 
appointment by the vote of four-fifths of the members of the 
Committee present. {Minutes, 1882, p. 383.) 

(2) A complete list of the Lay Members of each Connexional 
Committee, with their postal addresses, shall be handed to the 
Secretary of the Conference for insertion in the Minutes. 
{Minutes, 1892, p. 319.) 

8. Lists of Committees to Appear in the Conference Agenda. — 
All Lists of Committees which are to be considered by the 
Nomination Committee shall, as far as possible, be printed in 
the Agenda for the Conference ; the names of new members 
being printed in itaUcs, and those of members nominated for 
re-appointment by a four-fifths majority being distinguished 
by an asterisk ; care being taken to give the Christian name 
and address of each Layman. {Minutes, 1890, p. 292.) 

9. New Members of Comiezional Committees. — ^The Secre- 
taries of Departments shall inform all new Members, Laymen 
and Ministers, of their appointment upon Connexional Com- 
mittees. {Minutes, 1890, p. 292.) 



1898.] THE CONFERENCE. 375 

10. Custody of Connexional Documents. — In addition to the 
Journals and Daily Records of the Conference, the Reports of 
Committees meeting during the Conference, and the Minutes 
of the several District Synods, which are kept at the 
Conference Office, the following Documents shall also be pre- 
served : The printed Agenda of the Conference ; the Minutes 
of the Committee on Memorials and Suggestions from year to 
year, with the Documents laid before that Committee, and 
the Resolutions of the Conference thereon; the Reports 
of special Committees or Commissions appointed by the 
Conference ; any legal opinion obtained from time to time by 
the direction of the Conference ; and a Record of all Legacies 
and Funds left to the Connexion, of the place where the Trust 
Deeds are deposited, with the names of the Trustees, and the 
provisions (if any) for the renewal of the Trust ; and when 
the Legacies have been finally disposed of, the Minute Books 
of the Trustees, showing the arrangements made ; .with other 
Documents the safe custody of which the Conference may 
hereafter direct {Minutes, 1882, pp. 287, 288.) 

III. The Conference. 

11. Induction of the President — The first Session shall be 
occupied with constituting the Conference, and with such 
other miscellaneous business as may be convenient (the Ex- 
President, if the newly elected President should so desire, 
occupying the chair). The afternoon Session following shall 
be open to our people, under the customary regulations, until 
half-past four, and shall be occupied with the induction of 
the President into his office, the delivery of his address, and 
devotional exercises. 

The Arrangements Committee is directed to reserve the 
body of the Chapel strictly for the members of the Conference. 
{Minutes, 1892, p. 217.) 

12. Two Sessions Daily. — With a view to the dispatch of 
business, there shall be two Sessions daily. {Minutes, 1886, 

p. 297.) !s 




376 STANDING ORDERS. [i^- 



13. Open Semion, — An open Session for die recqydon ot 
Repre seuUOiv es finom odier Gxifiefeiices sfaaH be held on 
the evening of the first daj of the Representative Session. 
(Minutes, iSpo, p. 422.) 

14. S u - uUu ee rs of VotesL — (i) At eadi Conference, in P^istoral 
Session, a Convener of Scmtineers shall be appointed to 
take charge of the voting for die L^al CcMiference^ and for 
the offices of Presdent and Secretary, at die succeeding 
Conference ; and soch Convener diall be an exofficio member 
of the Pastoral Session of die Conference for whidi he is 
elected. 

(2) The Committee of Scrutineers^ annually appointed, shall 
consist of not less than twenty, and shall make all arrange- 
ments for the collecting and counting of votes. {MimUes, 1892, 
p. 217.) 

15. Chairman of Memorials Committee. — ^The Ex-President, 
year by year, shall be ex officio the Chairman of the Committee 
on Memorials and Suggestions. {Minutes^ 1895, p. 216.) 

z6. Character of Ministers and Preachers on TriaL — In 
response to the enquiry in the Conference, ** Is there any 
objection to any of our Ministers or Preachers on Trial ? " the 
names of the Districts only shall be called, the Chairman of 
each District then giving the required information. The right 
to challenge any name, or bring a charge against any Minister, 
shall not be affected by this regulation. {Minutes^ 1887, p. 289.) 

Subjects discussed under this question are to be regarded 
as strictly private and confidential. 

17. Ministers who have ceased to be Recognised by the Con- 
ference. — No Preacher, excluded for immorality, or who resigns 
his connexion with the Conference while under charges which 
affect his moral character, shall at any subsequent period be 
allowed to be a Local Preacher, Class-leader, or even a private 
Member of Society, without the consent of the Conference, 
previously obtained. {Minutes, iS97> P« 243.) 



1898.] THE CONFERENCE. 377 

18. Junior Ministers becoming Supernumeraries for One Year. — 
Ministers who have travelled not more than twenty-one years, 
and have lost their health, may be allowed to retire for 
one year. In addition to the Allowances payable from the 
Annuitant Society and the Connexional Funds, such Ministers 
may, if in necessitous circumstances, receive for that year a 
sum not exceeding ;^8o ; of which one-half shall be provided 
by the Home Mission and Contingent Fund, the other half 
being paid by the Auxiliary Fund. {Minutes^ 1878, pp. 233, 

234.) 

When a Minister who becomes a Supernunierary for one 

year is not a member of the Annuitant Society, the extra Grant 

from the Auxiliary Fund shall be less by the amount which 

would have been due to him from the Annuitant Society. 

(Minutes, 1887, p. 261.) 

Each case shall be examined by a Mixed Committee of seven 
Members, who shall be appointed by the Conference ; namely, 
the Ex-President, three Ministers, and three Laymen. 

Should the Conference deem it indispensable, the Grant may 
be allowed for a second year. (Minutes, 1878, p. 234.) 

19. Superannuation and the Legal Conference. — Ministers who 
have ceased to be members of the Legal Conference on the 
ground of superannuation cease also at the same time to be 
members of the Representative Session, unless they have 
been previously chosen as Representatives by the May Synods, 
or appointed by the preceding Conference to represent Depart- 
ments. {Minutes, 1897, p. 244.) 

20. Temporary Supemumeraryship in Relation to the Legal 
Conference. — In the case of a member of the Legal Conference 
who has been permitted to retire for one or for two years, he 
shall not thereby cease to be a member of the Legal Conference 
provided he then (that is to say, at the end of the first or second 
year) returns to the full work ; and he shall remain a member 
of the Legal Conference for two years after becoming a Super- 
numerary permanently. {Minutes, 1890, p. 212; revised, 1895.)' 



378 STANDING ORDERS. ' [1898. 

21. Compulsory Siq>eniiiineraryship : Financial Arrans^ements. — 
(i) When the Conference has decided that a Minister shall 
not be appointed to a Circuit for any other reason than 
physical incompetence, his case shall be considered by a 
Special Committee, to be appointed by the Conference in its 
Representative Session. This Committee shall determine 
whether any, and if any what, annual allowances shall be paid 
to him; or whether any, and if any what, sums dhall be 
ofifered to him on condition of his retirement from the Ministry. 
The Committee shall further advise the Conference as to the 
sources whence such payments shall be made in each case. 

(2) Representatives of the following Funds shall be among 
the persons appointed on the Committee : The Auxiliary 
Fund, Home Mission and Contingent Fund, and Children's 
Fund in both its branches. 

(3) The Members of the Annuitant Society shall be asked 
to treat Ministers who may retire from the Ministry under 
these arrangements, in the matter of compensation, as though 
they had resigned. {Minutes, 1896, p. 321.) 

22. Compulsory Supemumeraryship in Relation to the District 
Synod. — In the case of any Minister who has been made a 
Supernumerary on the ground of either (a) discipline or 
(b) difficulty in finding him a Circuit, no District Synod shall 
recommend his re-appointment unless some Circuit in that 
District is willing to receive him, or he shall have received 
an invitation to a Circuit in another District (Minutes, 1892, 
p. 218.) 

23. Supernumeraries returning to the Full Work. — ^The Con- 
ference resolves that in all cases where it is recommended 
that Supernumerary Ministers shall return to the full work, 
enquiry and report shall be made by the Committee appointed 
at Conference to examine the cases of those Ministers who 
have had supplies during the year. (Minutes, 1897, p. 244.) 

24. Ministers without Pastoral Charge. — (i) Any Minister 
wishing to maintain his ministerial status whilst holding no 



1898.] THE CONFERENCE. 379 

definite appointment to a Circuit or a Department, and without 
becoming a Supernumerary, shall apply for permission through 
the District Synod to the Conference, which shall decide the 
case after a full examination by a Special Committee. 

(2) Such Minister shall continue to be in every way subject 
to our discipline, including the usual enquiries as to character 
and doctrine. 

(3) No such Minister shall receive any payment from the 
Auxiliary Fund during, or on account of, the years in which he 
shall occupy the position herein described ; and he shall pay the 
yearly assessments to the Fund for the Maintenance and Edu- 
cation of Ministers' Children on the same scale as Ministers 
appointed to Departments; and he shall then continue to 
receive the benefit of those Funds in the ordinary course. 

(4) The name of every such Minister shall stand upon the 
Minutes in connexion with some Circuit, and following his 
name shall be these words : " resides in this Circuit without 
pastoral charge." Nevertheless, he shall not, as a Minister, 
be a member of the Quarterly Meeting or of any Leaders' 
Meeting in the Circuit. {Minutes, 1888, p. 215.) 

(5) In the case of a Member of the Legal Conference having 
been entered on the Minutes as without pastoral charge, in 
conformity with the Resolutions of the Conference of 1888, the 
Conference resolves that, at the expiration of four years from 
the commencement of such an arrangement, he shall cease to 
be a member of the Legal Conference. 

The effect of this Resolution shall not be retrospective. 
{Minutes, 1890, p. 212.) 

25. Superaumeraries or other Ministers Resident Abroad. — 
(i) No Minister is allowed to be absent from the country 
during a great part of the year without the consent of the 
Yearly Conference, or, in case of emergency, of the President, 
who shall report the case to the ensuing Conference. 

(2) Any Minister having permission to reside abroad shall 
have such permission annually renewed. 



380 STANDING ORDERS. [1S98. 

(3) If any Minister remain abroad for more than one year, 
he shall be required either to make arrangements with the 
officers of our Connexional Funds^ with a view to retiring 
from the English work, or to furnish the Conference annually 
with a satisfactory report from some other Methodist Conference 
in recognised relation with this Conference. 

(4) If any Minister shall enter into business, or shall accept 
office of emolument of any kind, during his residence abroad, 
he is required, without delay, to notify the fact to the Chairman 
of the District where his name appears on the Stations. 

(5) In all such cases the existing Rule which requires the 
presence of a Minister at the Annual District Synod shall be 
held to be binding, unless his absence has been expressly 
sanctioned in accordance with the foregoing resolutions ; and 
even in that case he is required to furnish a statement in 
due time containing an answer to the question in the Order 
and Form of Business in District Synods as to his continued 
belief of our doctrines. 

(6) Any Minister having permission to reside abroad shall 
furnish a report as to his ministerial conduct from the proper 
authority, as defined in the above, or in the letter from the 
President giving the required permission. 

(7) A list of all such Ministers shall be annually printed 
in the Minuies of Conference at the end of the Stations. 
{MintiteSf 1888, p. 215; 1893, p. 362.) 

26. Obituaries of Deceased Ministers. — Secretaries of District 
Synods are directed to forward copies of the Obituaries of 
Deceased Ministers to the Convener of the Committee on 
Obituaries, immediately after the Annual Meeting of the 
Synod. {Minutes, 1892, p. 217.) 

27. Memorial Service for Deceased Ministers. — (i) The con- 
sideration of the records of deceased brethren shall be re- 
garded and observed as a strictly religious service ; and, whilst 
this solemn business is being transacted, no Committees shall 
meet 



1898.] THE CONFERENCE. 381 

(2) The obituaries ol deceased Ministers received by the 
District Synods shall be revised by a Special Committee, to be 
appointed at the preceding Conference. 

(3) The obituaries thus revised shall be printed for the use 
of the Conference, under the direction of the Special Com- 
mittee ; and the official reading of these records shall be 
discontinued. 

(4) The obituary notices of Ministers who have died since 
the May District S3aiods shall be revised by the Special 
Committee ; and, if possible, be printed and presented at the 
same time as those which have been submitted to the District 
Synods. 

(5) The Conference shall, as a rule, transact this solemn 
business on the Tuesday morning of the third week of its 
Sessions. 

(6) The list ot the names of deceased Ministers shall be 
read by the Secretary of the Conference. {Minutes^ 1891, 
p. 230.) 

28. Memorandum of Agreement between the Conference and 
Candidates from other Churches. — ^The Memorandum of Agree- 
ment between the Conference and Candidates from other 
Conferences and Churches shall apply in all particulars to 
married men who are accepted in the ordinary way as Candi- 
dates for the Ministry; and the payments required therein 
shall be made, and the privileges described therein shall begin 
to be enjoyed, in both cases, at the time of their admission 
into Full Connexion with the Conference. {Mtnu^s, 1882, 
p. 289.) 

29. Conference Plan. — ^The Superintendents ef those Circuits 
in which the Conference may, from year to year, assemble, 
shall, with the previous approbation of the President, com- 
plete and print, not later than June 15 in each year, a Plan 
of the order of preaching in the principal chapels during 
the Sessions ; and shall also, on or before the above date, send 



382 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

to every person whom they have appointed to preach in those 
chapels a copy of the Plan. 

Every Minister so appointed is responsible to the Conference 
for the fulfilment of his appointment. {Mintites, vol. vi. [1827], 
p. 291.) 

30. Committee on Appeals and other Cases. — At each Con- 
ference, the President shall nominate, not later than the second 
day, a Committee of twenty-one members of the Conference, 
to whom shall be referred, without discussion (i) all cases 
needing further enquiry touching the character of Ministers 
or Probationers, immediately after the reading of the Minutes 
of District Synods thereupon ; (2) any notice of charge or appeal 
relating thereto ; or (3) any other matter which the Conference 
may so refer. 

Any complainant or appellant, or any person under enquiry, 
may object to one in three of the members of the said Com- 
mittee sitting on his case ; and the President shall then appoint 
some other member of the Conference to act instead of the 
member so objected to. 

Special cases to be decided upon by the Conference may be 
referred to the whole Committee; but it shall, for ordinary 
purposes, be divided into three sections, for each of which 
a Convener shall be appointed, who shall be responsible for 
preparing the business of the Committee. (Mintites, vol xix. 
[1873]. P- 202.) 

31. Appeals in Cases of Discipline. — No appeal shall be 
received after the completion of the year following the Con- 
ference immediately succeeding the act of discipline, except by 
special decision of the Conference. (Minutes, 1891, p. 229.) 

32. Ministers under Affiliated Conferences. — (i) British Minis- 
ters who have elected to remain in Full Connexion with the 
Yearly Conference whilst continuing to be employed under an 
Affiliated Conference must be held to be absolutely subject to 
the Affiliated Conference in all matters connected with the 



1898]. THE CONFERENCE. 383 

work and within the limits of that Conference ; but the ques- 
tion of their continued connexion with the Yearly Conference 
can be determined only by the vote of the Yearly Conference. 

(2) Any British Minister who has elected to enter into 
Full Connexion with an Affiliated Conference, or who may 
hereafter so enter, must be regarded as having thereby resigned 
his connexion with the Yearly Conference; and the fact of 
such resignation shall be entered on the Journal of the Yearly 
Conference. 

(3) Ministers who were not sent out from England, but 
were taken into the Ministry in the Districts now be- 
longing to Affiliated Conferences, and also Native Ministers, 
were intended to be absolutely subject to the jurisdiction of 
their respective Affiliated Conferences. The Conference de- 
clares that they are so subject to the Affiliated Conferences, 
and that they have ceased to be in connexion with the Yearly 
Conference ; and directs that complete lists of those Ministers 
shall be entered on the Journal of the Yearly Conference. 
{Minutes, 1891, p. 231.) 

33. Vacancies among Lay Members of the Conference. — In 
the event of one or more of the Eighteen Laymen elected by 
previous Conferences being unable to attend the Conference, 
he or they shall inform the President at least one week before 
the date fixed for the commencement of the Representative 
Session. The President shall furnish the - information to the 
Secretaries of the Nomination Committee, and that Committtee 
shall nominate a person or persons to fill the vacancies thus 
created ; such nominations being submitted to the Conference 
at the commencement of the Representative Session, which 
shall be requested to elect the person or persons so nominated. 

In the event of a vacancy arising by appointment to a 
Connexional Treasurership, or by death, nominations shall be 
made in the same way ; and the person elected shall, as regards 
retirement and re-election, be subject to the rules applying to ^ 
the person whose place he takes. {Minutes^ 1897, p. 340.) -^"I^HI 




384 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

34. Obituaries of Ministers of Affiliated Conferences. — On the 
death of any Minister of an Affiliated Conference who had a 
right of return to this country, an obituary shall be inserted in 
the Minutes of the Yearly Conference. {Minutes^ 1890, p. 211.) 

55. Native Ministers and the Yearly Conference. — For the 
Resolutions of the Conference on this subject, see Minutes, 
1895, pp. 217-220. 

IV. The Stationing Committee. 

36. Election of Representative in District Synod. — The 
Minister who shall be the Representative of any District 
to the Stationing Committee shall be chosen by the united 
votes of the Ministers and Laymen who are members of the 
District Synod. {Minutes, vol. i. [1791], p. 256 ; vol. xviii. 
[1870], p. 154.) 

37. Preparations for the Stationing Committee. — (i) As soon 
as possible after the Annual District Synod, each Representative 
shall be furnished by the Secretary of the Conference with a 
list of all Ministers for whom arrangements have not been 
made, and of all Circuits in like case ; the information neces- 
sary to compile this list being sent by the Representatives 
to the Secretary of the Conference not later than June i ; such 
lists to contain complete information, and to be regarded as 
private and confidentiaL {Minutes, 1892, p. 218.) 

(2) The Representative of each District shall send to the 
Secretary of the Conference, not later than June 25 in each 
year, upon a prepared SchedulCi complete lists of — 

{a) The invitations accepted by Ministers in his District ; 

{b) The arrangements provisionally made for the appoint- 
ment of Ministers to Circuits in his District ; and 

{c) All Ministers in his District for whom no arrangement 
has been made. 

Also, a list of all Ministers to be transferred from the 
Foreign to the Home Stations shall, at the same time, be fur- 



1898.] THE STATIONING COMMITTEE. 385 

nished by the Missionary Secretaries to the Secretary of the 
Conference. 

From these lists the Secretary of the Conference shall com- 
pile, and cause to be printed in a convenient form for use 
in the Stationing Committee, a Preliminary Draft of Stations 
embodying all arrangements thus provisionally made ; and also 
a separate list of all Ministers for whom provisional arrange- 
ments have not been made ; and a copy of these shall be 
furnished to each Member of the Stationing Committee, in 
London, on the Monday before the meeting of that Committee. 
{Minutes, vol. xix. [1875], p. 709,) 

38. Reg^ulations concerning the Stationing Committee, 
(i) The Stationing Committee shall, from year to year, hold 
its first Session in London. 

(2) The appointments made shall not be printed day by day. 

(3) The Stations shall be printed in the Conference Town. 

(4) The First Draft of Stations shall be an absolutely con- 
fidential document until the Representatives' Copies are ready 
for the post. 

Should any Minister be officially reported as under discipline 
and suspended until the Conference, his name shall not appear 
on the First Draft of Stations. 

(5) Probationers on the List of Reserve, and Students 
leaving the Institution, who are eligible for appointment, shall 
be entitled to a copy of the First Draft and of the Final Draft 
of Stations. 

(6) Elach Representative shall sen)d to the Secretary of the 
" Conference Arrangements Committee " two sets of Addressed 
Wrappers, for the First Draft and the Final Draft, for the 
Ministers and Circuit Stewards in his District, and for Six 
other Laymen — Members of the District Synod ; the cost of 
which shall be refunded by the "Conference Arrangements 
Committee." {Minutes, 1888, p. 317.) 

39. Extra Sitting of the Stationing Committee. — After the 
first reading of the Stations, the Committee shall, when it i^^ 



k 



386 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

deemed expedient, retire for the further consideration of the 
Stations. {Mintites, 1888, p. 317.) 

40. The Ex-President and tiie Stationing Conunittee. — ^The 
retiring President shall be, ex officio, a Member of the Stationing 
Committee during the sittings of Conference. {Minutes, 1888, 

41. Stations in tiie Conference. — (i) The Stations shall be 
presented twice in the Conference, for a First and a Final 
Reading. 

(2) In the First Reading of the Stations, the names of the 
Ministers shall not be read out one by one, but the Secre- 
tary shall call the names of the Circuits, and any member of 
the Conference shall be at liberty to question, or raise a dis- 
cussion upon, any proposed appointment. In the Final Read- 
ing, the usage shall be observed of making changes only when 
all parties are agreed. {Minutes, 1892, p. 218.) 

42. Re-appointment of Ministers to Circuits. — ^The term during 
which a Minister must be absent from a Circuit in England 
or Wales, before he can be re-appointed, shall be three years. 
{Minutes, 1889, p. 304.) He may then return, provided that 
the invitation of the Circuit Quarterly Meeting is substantially 
unanimous. {Minutes, 1890, p. 207.) 

In relation to Scotland, a similar resolution was adopted in 
1866. {Minutes, vol. xvi. [1866], p. 589.) 

43. A "Supply" in relation to a Third Year Appointment — 
A Probationer sent by the President, before Christmas, as a 
Supply, is not thereby disqualified for appointment for a third 
year to the Circuit where he served as a Supply. {Minutes, 
1887, pp. 193, 194.) 

44. University Degrees. — (i) For^ the future, no Minister 
shall be entitled to have his Degree printed in the Minutes 
until the approval of the Pipbationers' Examination Committee 
has been obtained 



1898.] DEPARTMENTS, 387 

(2) In the case of every Degree printed in the Minutes^ the 
source of the Degree shall be stated, except in the case of that 
of Doctor of Divinity received before the Conference of 1895. 

(3) Degrees obtained from a Foreign University, by means 
of examinations conducted in this country, shall not be 
printed in the Minutes, {Minutes^ 1893, pp. 227, 228; 1895, 
P- 225.) 

45. Numbering of Circuits and Stations. — (i) Except those 
in which no Minister's House is provided, all Stations appear- 
ing in the Minutes shall be numbered. 

(2) The Minister appointed to any Station without a number 
is the Superintendent, and is therefore entitled to preside in 
the Quarterly Meetings and in the Trustees' Meetings ; but he 
shall, as heretofore, act under the direction of the Chairman of 
the District. {Minutes^ 1886, p. 204.) 

V. Departments. 

46. Designations and Nominations for Appointment to Depart- 
mental OfiBces. — ^Twelve months before the end of any term 
of Departmental Office, the Committee in charge of the 
Department shall submit to the Representative Session of the 
Conference the names of three Ministers in nomination for 
that office ; of whom the Officer for the time being may, or 
may not, be one. The Pastoral Session of the Conference shall 
designate for appointment one of the three nominated by the 
Representative Session. A similar course shall be pursued 
in cases of emergency arising before the Conference, which, 
involve immediate appointment. In case of an emergency 
arising after the close of the Representative Session, the 
Pastoral Session shall have the right to appoint without a 
previous nomination. {Minutes, 1886, p. 204; 1890, p. 423.) 

47. Method of Nominating Ministers for Designation or 
Appointment to Departmental Offices. — (i) On the preSeiita- 
)tion of three names by the Committee of any Department, 



388 STANDING ORDERS, [1898. 

according to rule, for designation or appointment, the Con- 
ference, in its Representative Session, shall take at least one 
ballot ; and then, if an absolute majority has been secured, and 
the Conference thinks fit, it may by open vote pass on the 
result of the first ballot to the Pastoral Session. 

(2) When a ballot is taken, the Committee of Scrutineers 
shall consist of not less than twenty persons, and shall make 
all arrangements for the collation and counting of votes. 
{Minutes, 1892, p. 312.) 

48. Elections to Departmental OfiBces. — In any new appoint- 
ment to a Departmental Office, the Minister elected shall have 
a clear majority of the total number of votes cast ; and when 
such majority is not obtained on the first ballot, a second, 
ballot shall be taken on the first two — or, if necessary, the first 
three — names on the list which have the largest number of 
votes. {Minutes, 1883, p. 183.) 

49. Vacancies among Lay Members of the Conference. — If any 
Treasurer of a Connexional Fund be unable to attend the 
Conference, the Committee of the Fund in question shall, at 
its last meeting previous to the Conference, elect one of its 
Lay members to represent the Fund at that Conference, in 
the place of the Treasurer. {Minutes, 1897, p. 340.) 

50. Schedules from Departments. — ^As it is obviously desirable 
that the Committees appointed by the Conference to manage 
the several Departments of the business of the Connexion, in 
the intervals of its Session, should be furnished with all 
necessary statistical information on the matters of business 
severally confided to their care, the Conference authorises 
them, through their appointed Officers, to send, when they 
deem it expedient, suitable Circulars and Schedules to the 
Superintendents, or to the Chairmen of Districts, as the case 
may require ; and directs the Superintendents and Chairmen 
duly to return such Schedule^ properly filled up. {Minutes, 
vol. ix. [1840], p. 105.) 



1898.] 3% 

VI. Army and Navy Work. 

51. Instructions to Chairmen and Superintendents in Foreign 
Districts. — The Chairmen and Superintendents of our Foreign 
Mission Districts and Stations where there are Garrison and 
Naval Ports are instructed to make such arrangements with 
the Naval and Military authorities as may be necessary for the 
benefit of Methodist Soldiers and Seamen, in concert with the 
Army and Navy Sub-Committee. {Minutes, 1889, P- 3^7-) 

52. Reports and Returns to District Synods. — ^All Ministers 
working for the benefit of Soldiers and Sailors in Stations 
where Methodist Homes already exist, or shall be esta- 
blished, shall include in their quarterly reports an account 
of the work done in the Homes; and at the May Synods 
the financial condition of such Homes shall be reported, 
as in the case of other Trust properties. {Minutes, 1887, 
p. 227.) 

The following information shall be presented from each 
of our Military and Naval Stations to the May Synods ; 
together with a Report of the work done for the benefit of 
our Soldiers and Sailors : 

(i) The number of declared Methodists in the Army and 
Royal Navy, including the Coastguard, taken for December 31 
of each year. 

(2) The number of Members of Society in the Army and 
Royal Navy, including the wives and children of Soldiers and 
Seamen. 

(3) The average attendance at divine Service during the 
year. 

(4) The amount of capitation and other official payments 
for the year. 

In the case of Home Stations, these Reports and Returns 
shall be submitted to the District Home Mission Committee, 
which shall present them, with needful remarks thereupon, 
to the Synod. {Minutes, 1888, p. 311.) 



39© STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

53. Soldiers' and Sailors* Homes. — In addition to the Con- 
nexional sanction already required by our Rules before any 
property can be acquired for Methodist purposes, Ministers 
or other persons connected with our Societies contemplating 
the erection or acquisition of a Soldiers' or Sailors' Home shall 
communicate with the Army and Navy Sub-Committee ; and 
no binding arrangements shall be entered into until the written 
consent of the Home Mission Committee and of the Foreign 
Missionary Committee respectively shall have been received. 
{Minutes, 1887, p. 227.) 

54. Army and Navy Ministers in relation to Circuit Work. 
— Ministers who are appointed to Army and Navy Work 
are not to be considered as Ministers of the Circuit in which 
they may be stationed, so as to be claimed for Circuit work, 
unless special arrangements be made with the Army and 
Navy Sub-Committee. After their proper work has been 
efficiently done, they may give such help to the Circuit as 
they can, but only by arrangement in writing between the 
Superintendent of the Circuit and the Army and Navy Sub- 
Committee. Their personal conduct is to be under the cog- 
nisance of the Superintendent of the Circuit and the District 
Synod, subject to the before-mentioned conditions. (Minutes, 
1888, p. 311.) 

55. Capitation Payments and Pastoral Duties. — Wherever 
capitation payments are received on behalf of our Methodist 
Soldiers and Seamen, the pastoral duties which are entailed 
thereby shall be strictly fulfilled, and every facility and encour- 
agement given to the men, their wives, and families to become 
attached to the services of the chapels in which, by these 
payments, they are now seatholders. (Minutes, 1888, p. 3 it.) 

VII. Synods. 

56. District Synods, 1899. — The Annual Meetings of the 
several District S3aiods shall be held between May 7 and 14, 
with the exception of those of the North Wales, S<5Uth Wales, 



1898.] SYNODS. 391 

Lincoln, Hull, Isle of Man, and Scotland Districts. (Minutes, 
vol. viii. [1837], p. 224.) The Scotland Synod shall be held 
in the week following Sunday, April 30. 

57. Isle of Man District — It shall be a part of the business of 
the September Synod of the Isle of Man District to call 
the attention of Superintendents, and other Ministers who 
may be responsible, to the Regulations concerning certain 
Quarterly Returns to the Registrar-General of the island, 
according to the provisions of the "Dissenters' Marriage 
Act Amendment Act, 1885/' of the Isle of Man. (Minutes, 
1885, p. 285.) 

58. Election of Ministers to attend the Conference in its Repre- 
sentative Session. — (i) The election shall be by ballot, after 
nomination, from among the whole number of Ministers in any 
District who desire to attend the Conference. 

(2) The Ministers so elected shall have permission to attend 
the Conference in its Pastoral Session, 

(3) The Ministers necessary to complete the number per- 
mitted to attend the Conference in its Pastoral Session shall 
then be elected. 

(4) In the event of any Minister electee} to attend the Con- 
ference in its Representative Session offering to provide for 
himself, his election ^all not thereby be rendered void. 
(Minutes, 1886, p. 199.) 

59. Election of Lay Representatives to the Conference. — No 
Layman shall be eligible as a Representative, whether 
elected annually by the Conference, or by the May Synod, 
unless he be a Member of Society of five years* continuous 
standing, and, at the time of his election by the Con^ 
ference, or nomination in the Synod, a holder of office as 
a Trustee of Connexional Property, a Member of a Circuit 
Quarterly Meeting, or a Member of a Synod. Any Lay- 
man nominated in a Synod must be a Member of Society 
in some Circuit within that District (Minutes, vol. xx« 
[1877], p. 420.) 



39« STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

The election of Lay Representatives to the Conference shall 
be by the separate vote of the Laymen, taken by ballot after 
nomination, in the May Synods ; such nomination to be by the 
Lay Members only. (MmuUs^ voL xx. [1877], p. 421.) 

6a Substitutes for Rq>reacn t a t i v es to Conference. — ^In the event 
of one or more of the Ministers or Laymen elected to attend 
the Conference in its Representative Session being unable to 
fulfil their appointments, they shall inform the Chairman 
of the District before the banning of the Representative 
Session, and their place or places shall then be taken by 
the person or persons who received the highest number of 
votes next to those elected. {Minu/es, 1895, p. 325.) 



VIII. Chairmen. 

6i. Election of Chairmen of Districts. — In the appointment of 
a Chairman of a District, the Minister elected shall have a clear 
majority of the total number of votes cast, and according to the 
Standing Order relating to Elections to Departmental Offices. 
See Standing Order, No. 48. {Minutes, 1886, p. 295.) 

62. Resolutions on Pastoral Work and Probationers in their 
First Circuit — A copy of the " Resolutions on Pastoral Work " 
shall be presented, under the direction of the Chairman of each 
District, to every Probationer on his first appointment to a 
Circuit {Minutes, 1885, p. 183.) 

63. Discipline of Methodism. — ^The Chairmen of Districts are 
enjoined to make particular enquiries at the May Synods 
in reference to the several points of discipline specified in 
the first Section of the Answer to Question XXVIII. in the 
Minutes of 1825. {Minutes, vol. vi. [1825], p. 65.) 

64. Home Missionary Ministers. — A special enquiry shall be 
made at the May Synods whether the Regulations for 
the employment of Home Missionary Ministers, adopted by 
the Conference, have been faithfully observed in the Circuits 



1898.] CHAIRMEN. 393 

to which Home Missionary Ministers are appointed; and a 
Report in each case shall be made to the Conference. {Minutes^ 
vol. XV. [1862], p. 327.) 

65. Additional or Fewer Ministers. — ^AU applications for 
additional Ministers, or for the reduction of the number of 
Ministers in any Circuit, shall be considered by the District 
Home Mission Committee, which shall report thereon to the 
May Synod. {Journal, 1894.) 

66. Interchanges of Ministers. — The expense of interchanges 
appointed by the Conference between Ministers residing in 
various Circuits shall in no case fall upon the Ministers them- 
selves, but shall be provided by the Circuits concerned, under 
the direction of the Synod. {Minutes^ 1878, p. 252.) 

67. Neutrals in Voting. — ^The Conference resolves that in all 
voting upon cases of discipline, or upon Candidates proposed 
for the Ministry, in the Synods, the number of neutrals 
shall be recorded. {Minutes, 1894, p. 226.) 

68. Trial Sermons of Candidates for Ordination. — Candidates 
for Ordination shall, at or before the May Synod, preach in the 
presence of three Ministers of the District, who shall report, 
in writing, to the Synod. {Minutes, vol. xviii. [187 1], p. 403.) 

69. Examination of Candidates for Ordination. — (i) Before any 
Probationer, having travelled four years, is recommended by 
his Synod for admission into Full Connexion, he shall 
undergo a careful examination, by the Chairman of that 
Synod, respecting his acquaintance with Wesley's Works 
in general, and especially with his Sermons and his Notes on 
the New Testament, {Minutes, voL iv. [181 5], p. 122.) This 
oral Examination may be omitted if the report on the paper 
on Wesley's Works (see p. 228, § (4) v.) is satisfactory. 

(2) Every such Preacher shall also be examined as to his 
knowledge of the Constitution of Methodism and the Adminis- 
tration of Circuits; and as to whether, after four years' 
experience of its working, he still approves our discipline. 



394 STANDING ORDERS. [l^- 

TO. Probatiooers and Wesl^s WorloL — Those Probationers 
who do not ab'eady possess Wesley's Works are required to 
procure them during the period of their Probation, and shall 
be allowed to pay for them to our Book Steward by such 
instalments as may best suit their convenience. (Minuies, 1 882, 
P- 224.) 

71. Probationers' Reading. — ^The Examination Conmiittee 
shall prepare and send to each Probationer, early in October, 
a list of books ^>ecially recommended for the reading of 
Preachers on Trial, some of which shall have particular refer- 
ence to the scriptural doctrine of the Church. With this 
shall be sent a classified form on which the Probationer shall 
describe his reading, theological and general, for the year. 
This form is to be sent in to the Chairman of the District at 
least a week before the meeting of the May Synod. When 
the Book Lists of Preachers on Trial are under consideration 
in the Synods, the Chairmen shall note how far their reading 
has been guided by the recommended list (Minutes^ ^^97/ 
p. 221.) 

72. Probationers and the Synods. — ^Whenever practicable. 
Probationers shall preach during the Synods. {Minutes, vol. 
xviii. [187 1], p. 403.) 

73. Probationers retnming from the Mission Field. — ^The Con- 
ference directs that if a Probationer enter upon the Home 
Work after spending part of his probation on the Foreign 
Field, the Missionary Secretaries shall furnish the Chairman 
of the District to which he is appointed with a report upon 
each year of the probation which has been spent abroad. 
This report shall be laid by the Chairman before the May 
Synod. {Minutes, 1896, p. 229.) 

74. Probation of University Graduates. — Candidates for the 
Ministry who have obtained a Degree in any University of 
the United Kingdom shall not, of necessity, spend the full 
tenn^of three years in the Theological Institution, but, on the 



1898.] CHAIRMEN, 395 

recommendation of their Tutors, the term of their residence 
may be shortened. And in such case, their Probation shall 
commence at the Conference next ensuing. {Minutes, 1886, 
p. 203 ; see also Minutes^ 1895, p. 334, § 8.) 

75. Administration of the Sacraments by Probationers. — Any 
application for a dispensation to a Probationer to administer 
the Sacraments shall be made to the President through the 
Chairman of the District (Minutes, 1892, p. 219.) 

76. Candidates for the Ministry. — (i) Those Candidates for the 
Ministry who are recommended for Admission on Trial shall, 
at or before the time of the May Synod, preach in the 
presence of at least three of the Ministers of the Synod, to be 
selected by the Chairman, exclusive of the Superintendent by 
whom the Candidates respectively are proposed ; and a special 
report of the Sermons shall be made in the District Synod, and 
immediately forwarded, in writing, to thd Secretaries of the 
Committee for the Examination of Candidates. {Minutes, 
vol. X. [1844], p. 91.) 

(2) Arrangements shall be made by the May Synods 
for the hearing of each Candidate by two Ministers of the 
District, in addition to those who have heard him before his 
recommendation by the Synod; and such Ministers shall 
immediately forward their Report to the Rev, Peter 
Thompson, 583, Commercial Road^ London^ E, (Minutes, 
1889, p. 194.) 

N,B, — ^Three different trial Sermons are required from each 
Candidate ; two preached, and one sent in manuscript (Minutes, 
1889, p. 193.) 

(3) Except when the Conference directs otherwise, accepted 
Candidates shall be sent forthwith to the Institution. (Minutes, 
1889, p. 317.) 

77. System of Marking in Examinations. — ^The Conference 
resolves: (i) that in future, in valuing all Examinations and 
Trial Sermons, a system of marks by numbers from i to 7 be 
adopted, number i being the highest value and 7 the lowest . 



39^ STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

(2) That the seven grades shall signify respectively, 
Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Moderate, Poor, Very Poor. 
Also, that the marks i, 2, 3, denote three grades of an Honours 
Division; and 4, 5, 6, 7, four grades in a Pass Division; 
"average" quality being indicated by the mark 4 {fair), 
(Minutes, 1888, p. 214.) 

78. Candidates for the Ministry from the Welsh Districts. — 
Candidates for the Ministry from the Welsh Districts who are 
able to preach in English, and who pass their Examinations in 
English, shall be regarded as eligible for the general work. 
{Minutes, 1889, p. 317.) 

79. Circulars to Members of the Synod. — The Chairman shall 
send a Circular to the Lay Members of his Synod requesting 
their attendance on the Wednesday, and, if necessary, on the 
Thursday, in the week of the May Synod; specifying the 
business that will be brought forward, and particularly 
mentioning any subject that may have been specially remitted 
by the Conference to the consideration of such Synod. 
{Minutes, vol. xviii. [187 1], p. 402.) 

A similar Circular shall be prepared and sent with reference 
to the September Synod. 

All ministers who are members of the Synod shall also be 
summoned thereto by circular. {Minutes, 1897, p. 243.) 

80. Sanitary Condition of Ministers' Houses. — Circuit Stewards 
are recommended to have an inspection of every Minister's 
house by an independent sanitary expert, at every change of 
Minister, and to hand a certificate of the good sanitary con- 
dition of the house to the incoming Minister. 

The Synods shall enquire, at their September meetings, 
whether this recommendation of the Conference has been 
carried out. {Minutes, 1893, p. 327 ; 1894, p. 323.) 

81. Suggestions to Conference from the Synods. — ^A copy of 
any Suggestion relating to a Connexional Department from 
a Synod to the Conference, shall be sent immediately after 



1898.] CHAIRMEN, 397 

the Synod, to the Secretary of the Department concerned. 
{Minutes, 1891, p. 323.) 

82. Copies of District Minutes. — The Chairmen of Districts 
are required to procure two complete copies of the Minutes of 
the several Annual and other Meetings of the Synods, 
transcribed according to the order of time in which such 
Synods shall have been held, and duly signed by the Chair- 
man and Secretary. 

One of these copies shall be inserted in the District Records ; 
the other shall be sent to the Rev. Albert Clayton, 5, Jack- 
son^ s Lane^ Highgate, London, N,, not later than June 15, and 
delivered by him to the President on the first day of the 
Conference, to be preserved under his direction, as a document 
appertaining to the Connexion. 

The copies of the latter class shall be written on foolscap paper, 
that they may be annually bound together in one volume. 

The District Secretary is required to furnish the Chairman 
with such extracts from the District Minutes as he will need at 
the Conference. (Minutes, vol. ii. [1799], p. 24 ; vol. vii, [1835], 
p. 554; vol. XX. [1877], p. 514; 1881, pp. 307, 308; 1890, p. 326.) 

83. Minor Synod. — In all cases in which the holding of a 
Minor Synod is rendered necessary, except under the 
Regulation of 1840, such Synod shall be held in the District 
in which the accused party resides; the accused and the 
accuser selecting respectively two Ministers from the said 
District, and the Chairman of the District other two ; the six 
thus chosen, together with the Chairman of the District, to 
constitute the Minor Synod. 

Should either party refuse or decline to choose two Ministers 
to act as members of the meeting, the Chairman is empowered 
and directed to nominate them, so that the number required 
by rule may be made up. {Minutes, vol. ix. [1840], p. 94 ; 
vol. xviii. [1870], p. 154; 1894, p. 217.) 

In the case of the trial of an appeal against a sentence of 
expulsion pronounced by the Chairman of a District in the 



398 STANDING ORDERS, [1898. 

capacity of Superintendent of a Circuit, the two members of 
the Minor Synod added by the legislation of 1894 shall be 
nominated by the President of the Conference. (Minuies, 
1897, p. 241.) 

84. Substitute for the Chairman of a District — ^When the 
Chairman of a District is unable to attend any meeting of his 
Synod, a Chairman for the occasion shall be elected by the 
Synod from among the Ministers then present. (Minutes, 
1891, p. 230.) 

85. Trial of the Chairman of a District — In case of any 
complaint arising against the Chairman of a District, in 
reference to either his personal or his official conduct, the 
accuser, after duly apprising the Chairman of his intention, 
shall place his complaint in the hands of the President of the 
Conference for the time being, who shall have authority (it 
he deem such a course necessary or expedient) to summon a 
meeting, consisting of the President of the Conference, the 
Secretary of the Conference (who shall act as Convener of the 
meeting), and twelve other Ministers who are in Full Connexion 
with the Conference, of whom six, wherever practicable, shall 
be chosen from among the Ministers of the District of which 
the accused is Chairman (each party having the right to 
challenge any or all of the persons first nominated by the 
President), and to place the Chairman on his trial before them. 
If the guilt of the accused be proved, the meeting shall 
have power to suspend him till the ensuing Conference, or to 
depose him from the chair ; and in that case the members of 
the Synod concerned shall, as in the case of the death of a 
Chairman, elect another Chairman. 

The above Resolution shall not apply to the legislation of 
1835 {Minutes, vol. vii. [1835], p. 581) relative to the trial of 
an appeal against a sentence of expulsion pronounced by the 
Chairman of a District in the capacity of Superintendent of 
a Circuit {Minutes, 1894, p. 217.) 



1898.] 399 

IX. Superintendents. 

86. Weekly Meetings of Ministers. — Ministers appointed to 
the same Circuit shall meet together once a week, or as often 
as practicable, in order to converse freely respecting the affairs 
of their Circuit. {Minutes, vol. ii. [1806], p. 348.) 

87. Reading of Resolutions on Pastoral Work. — These 
Resolutions, as far as the words "counted for a forest," 
shall be read in the stead of the Liverpool Minutes at each 
May Synod, and at the Ministers' Meeting of each Circuit 
in September. And the Chairmen of Districts are directed 
to make enquiry concerning the due observance of this 
regulation. {Minutes, 1885, pp. ZS^~Z^^') 

88. Probationers and the Lord's Supper. — Superintendents 
are required to make the necessary arrangements, in their 
Circuit Plans, for securing to their junior Colleagues proper 
facilities for partaking of this holy Sacrament. {Minutes, 
vol. X. [1844], pp. 91, 92.) ^ 

89. Attendance of Ministers at Offidul Meetings. — All the 
Ministers .and Probationers appointed to a Circuit have a 
constitutional right to take part as members in our Leaders' 
Meetings, and in all other official meetings of the Circuits to 
which they are appointed. {Minutes, vol. xii. [1852], p. 121.) 

90. Reading of the Pastoral Address. — Superintendents are 
directed to appoint special Society Meetings, to be held at the 
principal chapels in their Circuits, for the purpose of having 
the Pastoral Address read, and made the subject of suitable 
remarks and exhortations. {Minutes, vol. viii. [1838], p. 360.) 

91. The Covenant Service in Villages. — As many of the 
members of our Church in village Societies cannot take part 
in the annual Covenant Service when held only in our principal 
chapels, the Conference directs Superintendents to arrange, 
when necessary, for additional Covenant Services for the 
smaller Societies^ to be conducted by Mini$ter8 on the week- 



400 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

nights at the commencement of the new year; and that in 
connexion with these Services the Sacrament of the Lord's 
Supper be administered. {Minutes, 1893, p. 228.) 

92. The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper. — ^The Conference 
is impressed with the advisability of arranging for the more 
frequent administration of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper 
on week-days in those places where it is difficult to arrange 
for its administration on Sundays. The Conference directs 
Superintendents of Circuits to pay special attention to this 
important matter. (Minutes, 1896, p. 230.) 

93. Quarterly Fast-Days. — ^The days upon which the Quar- 
terly Fast, appointed by rule, is to be observed throughout 
the Connexion, for the following year, are Fridays, Septem- 
ber 30, December 30, 1898; March' 31, and June 30, 1899. 
(Minutes, vol. i. [1767], p. 73; vol. v. [1821], p. 249.) 

94. Admission of Members. — Rule of 1797. It is not in- 
tended that the names of all those who are on trial should be 
laid before a Leaders' Meeting for distinct and formal discus- 
sion ; but solely, that if there be, in the opinion of a Leader, 
any reasonable objection to the character and conduct of any 
person who is on trial, such objection may be stated by him ; 
and that, if the validity of the objection be established to the satis- 
faction of the Meeting, a Member's Ticket shall not be given to 
such person at the Quarterly Visitation. (Minutes, 1 880, p. 265.) 

95. Recognition of New Members. — The public and formal 
Recognition of New Members of Society is in accordance with 
early Methodist usage. A public welcome given by the Society 
tends to encourage the New Members, whilst the formal recog- 
nition will deepen their sense of responsibility. 

Such recognition should be associated, wherever practicable, 
with the Public Service on the Lord's day, morning or even- 
ing, and be followed by the administration of the Lord's 
Supper. In some places it might be found more expedient 
to recognise New Members at a Society Meeting afler the 



1898.] SUPERINTENDENTS, 401 

Quarterly Visitation of the Classes ; or, in villages, a Recogni- 
tion Service might take the place of a week evening service. 

The Conference therefore directs that, at least two or three 
times a year, if practicable, meetings for the Recognition of 
New Members be held in every Circuit, the frequency and 
exact nature of such meetings being left to the discretion of 
the Superintendent. (See " Form of Service," Minnies, 1894, 
pp. 448-454.) 

If, upon enquiry, it be found that any person, in other 
respects eligible for recognition, has not received Christian 
baptism, that Sacrament .shall be administered before the 
recognition of that person, and, if not otherwise, in connexion 
with the Recognition Service. {Minutes, 1878, p. 186 ; 1885, 
p. 278.) 

96. Quarterly Returns of Membership. — ^The Conference directs 
that, where practicable, the numbers for each Society be read 
in the Leaders' Meeting immediately before each quarter day. 
{Minutes, 1893, p. 228.) 

97. Annual Return of Members. — ^The number of Members 
in the Society, and of persons admitted on trial, as taken at 
the March Quarterly Visitation in each year, and reported 
at the Synods, shall be the number returned on the Minutes 
of the following Conference. 

These Returns of Members in the Society are to be 
forwarded, immediately after the May Synods, to the Rev, 
Henry J. Pope, D.D., Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street 
Within, London, E,C. 

98. Trial of Members. — When a charge is brought against 
any Member resident in a place where no Leaders' Meeting is 
statedly held, the case shall be referred for investigation to the 
Leaders' Meeting of the principal Society in the Circuit town. 
The Leader or Leaders, and the Society Stewards, of the Society 
of which the accused is a Member, shall be associated with the 
Leaders' Meeting for the purposes of the investigation.' {Minutes, 
vol. XV. [1863], p. 541 ; vol. xviii. [1872], p. 656.) 



402 STANDING ORDERS, [1898. 

99. Trial of Trustees. — If the accused person is a Trustee^ then 
there shall also be associated with the Leaders' Meeting, as 
above constituted, the Trustees of the chapel with which the 
Society of which he is a Member is connected ; or, if there is 
no such chapel, then the Trustees of the chapel in connexion 
with the principal Society in the Circuit town. But no 
Trustee shall, in either case, be so associated, unless he is 
himself a Member of Society in the same Circuit {Minutes, 
vol. xviii. [1872], p. 656.) 

100. Orthodoxy of Office Bearers. — No person shall, on any 
account, be permitted to retain any official situation in our 
Societies who holds opinions contrary to the total depravity of 
human nature, the divinity and atonement of Christ, the in- 
fluence and witness of the Holy Spirit, and Christian holiness, as 
believed by the Methodists. {Minutes, vol. ii. [1807], p. 405.) 

loi. Junior Society Classes. — In connexion with our Societies, 
Classes shall be generally established which shall directly pro- 
vide for the religious instruction of young people. They shall 
have as their object the early conversion of children to God, 
their instruction and training in Christian doctrines and 
morality, and the development of Christian experience and 
character. For these purposes Holy Scripture shall be largely 
used. {Minutes, 1894, p. 218.) 

102. Names and Addresses of Circuit Stewards. — ^The Super- 
intendents of Circuits are required to furnish the Chairman 
of the District with the names and addresses of the Circuit 
Stewards immediately after the December Quarterly Meeting ; 
and, immediately after the March Quarterly Meeting, with the 
name and address of any person elected to attend the May 
Synod in the place of any Circuit Steward declaring his 
inability to attend such Synod ; and also with the names 
and addresses of those persons, in addition to the Circuit 
Stewards, who hiave been elected as Representatives to the 
Synod. {Minutes, vol. xviii. [1871], p. 402; 1885, p. 276; 
1892, p. 311; 1893, p. 319.) 



1898.] 403 

X. Circuit Quarterly Meeting. 

103. Election of Representatives to the Synods. — (i) In 
addition to the Circuit Stewards, who represent especially 
the financial interests of the Circuit, each Circuit shall, at the 
March Quarterly Meeting, elect as members of the Synod 
either one or two Laymen who are considered suitable on 
general grounds to take part in the counsels of the Synods in 
the May and September following. 

(2) Circuits employing one or two Ministers shall elect one 
Representative to the Synod; Circuits with three or more 
Ministers shall elect two Representatives. 

(3) At these elections the usage of open voting may be 
departed from, and the elections decided by ballot, after 
nomination by the Lay Members of the Meeting. {Minutes, 
1892, p. 311; 1893, p. 319.) 

140. Church Membership and the Synods. — No one is eligible 
for a seat in a Synod, or upon any committee thereof, who 
is not a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 
{Minutes, 1892, p. 309.) 

105. Circuit Stewards and the Synods. — Circuit Stewfirds, 
who are otherwise members of the Synod, shall not be at 
liberty to decline to attend the Synod as Stewards, and then 
claim the right to sit and vote by virtue of any other office. 
{Minutes, 1892, p. 311.) 

106. Substitutes for Lay Members of Synods. — ^The Circuit 
Quarterly Meeting in March is entitled to elect, provisionally, 
a substitute for each of the Circuit Stewards, whether he 
shall, or shall not, have declared his ability and willingness 
to attend the May Synod; also, a substitute for each of 
the Representatives, or for the Representative. Any Circuit 
Steward or Representative who shall find himself unable 
to attend the Synod shall inform the Superintendent, who 
shall thereupon invite the substitute to be present. {Minutes, 
1897, p. 340.) 



404 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

107. Candidates for the Ministry. — In any case in which a 
Candidate has not resided for two years continuously in the 
Circuit from which he is recommended, the Superintendent 
of that Circuit shall obtain a written report concerning him 
from his former Superintendent or Superintendents, so as to 
cover the previous two years, and present the same to the 
March Quarterly Meeting and to the Synod (Minutes^ ^^9S* 
p. 204.) 

108. Division of Circuits. — Before a Synod consents to the 
division of any Circuit, enquiry must be made whether due 
attention has been paid to satisfactory arrangements for the 
Trust Estates affected by the proposed division, especially 
in reference to debts existing thereon. {Minutes^ vol. zviii. 
[1870], p. 154.) 

For Regulations as to Division of Circuits, see Minutes, 1886, 
pp. 270-273. 

109. Boundaries of Circuits. — ^Whereas difficulties have arisen 
from the want of accurate and recorded definitions of the 
boundaries of Circuits,, the boundaries of Circuits which are 
divided shall in future be fully stated in the Minutes of 
the Synod to which they belong, and the Secretary of the 
Synod shall send a copy of the record to be inserted in 
the Minutes of the Quarterly Meetings of the Circuits con- 
cerned; and in such cases, copies of the ordnance maps, or 
some other maps, of the localities concerned shall be coloured 
so as to show the boundaries, and deposited in the safes pro- 
vided for the custody of the Trust Deeds of the Circuits. 

These arrangements shall be made in all cases of alteration 
in the boundaries of existing Circuits. {Minutes, vol. xix. 
[1874], p. 454.) 

no. Juvenile Home and Foreign Missionary Associations. — 
(i) The Conference is decidedly of opinion that wherever sums, 
large or small, are collected avowedly for the Foreign or 
Home Missions, the whole amount should be remitted to the 



1898.] CIRCUIT QUARTERLY MEETING. 405 

Treasurers of those Funds, respectively, to be administered 
under the direction of their Committees; and that sums so 
remitted to the Home Mission Fund should entitle a Circuit to 
favourable consideration if it requests a Grant for any effort 
within its boundaries which may be a legitimate object for 
the application of moneys collected for Home Missions. 

(2) In the case of Circuits which are not in a position to ask for 
the appointment of a Home Missionary Minister, and to give the 
pledge required, but which feel the necessity of adopting some 
plan of Home Missionary operations, the subjoined allocation 
is allowed : One-third of the sums received to be paid to the 
Funds of the Foreign Missionary Society, it being expressly 
understood that in every case the contribution to the Foreign 
Missions shall be at least equal to what has been presented 
from Christmas Offerings, on the average of several preceding 
years ; one-third to the Home Mission and Contingent Fund ; 
one-third to the Circuit, to be expended in support of local 
movements of a directly JFfome Missionary character, under the 
direction of the Sliperintendent and of a Committee to be 
appointed at the December Quarterly Meeting. 

(3) A return of the gross amounts collected in the various 
Circuits by Juvenile Missionary Associations, with the pro- 
portions of such amount allocated to the various objects, 
shall be made yearly, at the May Synods. (Minutes, vol. xv. 
[1863], p. 528 ; and vol. xx. [1877], p. 398 ; also 1885, 

P- 195.) 

III. The Weekly Offertory. — (i) The Conference recom- 
mends that in every chapel in which the Offertory System has 
been introduced, as well as in all other chapels, the Cqpnexional 
Collections be made on Sundays set apart for the purpose, be 
duly announced beforehand, the objects and need of the Fund 
concerned distinctly stated, and an appeal made ; and the whole 
sum so gathered strictly devoted to the stated purpose. 

(2) The Conference recommends that where the aggregate 
results of the Weekly Offertory System show an increase of 



4o6 STANDING ORDERS, [1898. 

Circuit income (derived from the same sources) over that 
of years antecedent to the introduction of the System, the 
Connexional Funds, whether they have suffered or not, shall 
equitably share in such increased income ; and that this object 
shall be secured by Offertories specially appropriated for this 
purpose, or otherwise. 

(3) The Conference expresses its strong objection to the 
practice of allotting to the Connexional Funds any average 
sum; i,e. a proportion of the yearly receipts from the 
Offertory, calculated upon the average Collections for a given 
Fund during a number of years preceding the introduction of 
the Offertory — in lieu of making Collections for each Fund 
according to rule. Such a practice is unfair to the several 
Funds, which are thus precluded from sharing in the general 
life and progress of the Circuit, and is further liable to the 
fatal objection that it shuts out all opportunity of bringing the 
various Funds and their claims before our congregations. 

(4) The Conference is of opinion that the Offertory System 
should not be adopted in any chapel without the consent of the 

•Circuit Quarterly Meeting. {Minutes, 1889, pp. 286, 287.) 

112. Auxiliary Fund. — Whilst anxious to secure separate and 
accurate returns of the amounts raised in the Classes, the Con- 
ference urges upon the Circuits the necessity of the average 
of Sixpence per Member being made up in each Circuit ; and 
sanctions this being done in such a way as may be approved 
in the respective Circuits — provided that the Public Collections, 
usually made in July, be separately returned. {Minutes, 1890, 
pp. 265, 266.) 

115. Grants towards Removal Expenses. — If any Minister be 
appointec^to a Circuit, after an invitation sent by that Circuit 
to the Minister, every expense incurred by his removal, 
beyond what the Circuit he is leaving may provide, shall be 
borne by his new Circuit {Minutes, 1878, pp. 221, 222.) 

114. Financial Statement at June Quarterly Meeting. — The Cir- 
cuit Quarterly Meeting affords a most valuable opportunity for 



1898.] CIRCUIT QUARTERLY MEETING. 407 

bringing the Connexional principle before the leading officials 
of our Circuit ; and the Conference recommends that at each 
June Quarterly Meeting this should be done, and a report 
made of the Circuit contributions to each Connexional Fund 
during the year. {Minutes, 1889, p. 288.) 

For list of Connexional Funds, see pp. 417-420. 

115. Statistics of Day and Sunday Schools. — ^The statistics 
of the Day and Sunday Schools of each Circuit shall be read 
in the March Quarterly Meeting ; but if sufficient time be not 
then available for the discussion of the statistics, and for 
enquiry into the state of the Schools, such discussion and 
enquiry shall take place in the June Quarterly Meeting. 

116. Memorials to Conference. — (i) Should a majority of the 
June Quarterly Meeting, in any Circuit, be of opinion that 
it is desirable to address to the Conference a Memorial on 
any Connexional subject, and agree to do so, that Meeting 
itself, subject to the regulations which follow, shall have 
authority to adopt and transmit to the Conference such a 
Memorial. And at such Meeting any Member thereof may pro- 
pose, for consideration, the propriety of addressing a Memorial 
to the Conference. (Minutes, vol. xii. [1852], p. iii.) 

(2) Any Member of the Quarterly Meeting intending to 
propose a Resolution, and bring the same before the June 
Quarterly Meeting as the basis of a Memorial to the Con- 
ference, shall give notice, with a copy in writing, of the 
particular Motion or Resolution which he intends to propose 
either at the March Quarterly Meeting, or to the Superin- 
tendent Minister not less than seven days preceding the date of 
the June Quarterly Meeting; and no proposal of which such 
notice has not been given shall be brought forward that year. 
BHt should the Quarterly Meeting adopt the substance or prin- 
ciple of a Resolution so brought forward, it may amend, as well 
as simply adopt or reject it {Minutes, vol. xii. [1852], p. 112 ; 

i895» P- 367-) 



4o8 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

(3) A Memorial, founded on such Motion or Resolution, 
if approved by a majority of the persons present, shall be 
signed by the Chairman of the Meeting ; and he shall add a 
footnote, stating the number of persons present, and also the 
number voting for and against the Memorial. {Minutes, 1891, 

pp. 331* 362.) 

(4) The Conference directs that Memorials from Circuit 

Quarterly Meetings be forwarded by the Superintendents of 
Circuits to the Convener of the Committee on Memorials and 
Suggestions, the Rev. Enoch Salt, 128, Hamstecid Rocid^ 
Handsworih^ Birmingham, not later than ten days before the 
opening of the Conference. {Minutes, 1889, p. 285.) 

The Conference will, as heretofore, receive Memorials up to 
and including the second day of its session. {Minutes, vol. xii. 
[1852], p. 112.) 

(5) All Memorials thus received by the Conference shall be 
referred to a Committee of its members, who shall carefully 
classify and consider the whole, and present their report 
thereon to the Conference. {Minutes, vol. xii. [1852], p. 112.) 

(6) The Quarterly Meeting has complete freedom to memo- 
rialise the Conference. It is not competent for the Chairman 
of a June Quarterly Meeting to rule any Memorial out of 
order. The Conference reserves to itself alone the right to 
determine whether a Memorial contains a proposal of a revolu- 
tionary character, or subversive of the doctrine or discipline 
of Wesleyan Methodism. {Minutes, vol. xii. [1852], p. 112; 

189s, p. 368.) 

(7) The Conference cannot sanction such Memorials as 
involve a direct interference on the part of one Circuit with 
the local affairs or proceedings of any other Circuit. {Minutes, 
vol. xii. [1852], p. 112.) 

(8) No Memorial can be received from the Quarterly Meeting 
of a Circuit except in manuscript {Minutes, vol. xix. [1874], 

p. 454.) 

(gl) The consideration and determination of all questions 
by Memorials from Circuit QM^LtXetVj \\^fc>cax'^^ ^"aS^. 




1898.] SUNDAY AND DAY-SCHOOLS. 409 

come within the province of the Conference when exclusively 
Ministerial, or when the Lay Representatives shall be present, 
according to the subject-matter thereof, respectively. In all 
cases in which there may be any doubt as to the province to 
which a matter belongs, the President shall decide. {Minutes^ 
vol. XX. [1877], p. 424.) 

XI. Sunday and Day-Schools. 

117. Sunday-school Ofificial Meetings. — The Superintendent 
Minister of the Circuit shall preside at the Annual Meeting 
of the Committee and Subscribers; and also at all meetings 
of the Committee, and at all meetings of the Teachers. If at 
any one of the said meetings the Superintendent Minister be 
not present, one of the other Ministers of the Circuit shall 
preside. If no Minister is present, the meeting shall appoint 
one of the Officers of the institution to act as Chairman; 
except in the case of a Teachers' Meeting, when one of the 
Superintendents of the School shall preside. (Minutes^ 
vol. xvii. [1868], p. 384.) 

X18. Representation of Sunday Schools in Circuit Quarterly 
Meetings. — (i) No one who is not a member of the Weslcyan 
Methodist Church of at least three years' continuous standing 
shall be ex officio^ or eligible to be elected as, a Representative 
from a Sunday School to the Circuit Quarterly Meeting. No 
person shall be deemed eligible to represent a Sunday School 
at the Quarterly Meeting of any Circuit in which he is not 
at the time a Member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. 

(2) The senior Superintendent of every Sunday School shall 
be a member ex officio of the Quarterly Meeting. 

N,B, — Where there are more Superintendents than one, 
should any difficulty arise as to which Superintendent should 
be counted the senior, the point may be determined at the 
meeting when the election of Representatives takes place. 
The word "senior" is intended to tefet \o ^ei{\wX:^ '»& 
Superintendent of the school, not to aemotit^ \w «»%^* 



^ 



4IC STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

(3) In schools with an average 'attendance of one hundred 
to three hundred scholars, in addition to the ex-officio Repre- 
sentative, a special Representative shall be chosen from the 
teachers and officers of the school at the annual Teachers' 
Meeting. 

(4) In schools with an average attendance of three hundred 
scholars and upwards, a second special Representative shall 
be elected in like manner. The special Representative or 
Representatives shall be elected annually, the same persons 
being eligible for re-election. Only members of the Wesleyan 
Methodist Church shall vote for Representatives. 

(5) Where there are two sessions, the average attendance 
shall be that for the larger session, as given in the official 
returns for the year preceding that in which the election is 
made. 

(6) Should any school Superintendent not be a member of 
the Church, the teachers and officers of the school may, at 
the annual Teachers' Meeting, elect from among their own 
number as a Representative some other person who is duly 
qualified in respect of his membership. 

(7) The time and place of the meeting when Representatives 
are elected shall be fixed in consultation with the Superin- 
tendent Minister, either he or one of his colleagues being in 
the chair; and in the event of a Circuit Minister not being 
present, the chairman shall be elected by the meeting, such 
chairman being a member, of the Church. (Minutes^ 1894, 

PP- 313, 314.) 

1x9. Our Catechisms in our Sunday Schools. — ^The Con- 
ference attaches the utmost importance to doctrinal teaching 
in Sunday Schools by means of catechetical instruction, and 
directs that Ministers shall give special attention to this sub- 
ject Superintendents and Teachers are also urgently and 
affectionately recommended to do their utmost to promote the 
use of our Catechisms. {Minutes^ vol. xiz. [1873], p. 176; 
882, pp.; 224, 025 ; 1890, p. 279 ; 1896, p. 230.) 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS. 4 1 1 

120. Correct Returns from Sunday Schools. — ^With a view to 
securing more correct returns from Sunday Schools, it is an 
instruction to the Secretary or Secretaries of each School that, 
wherever practicable, the Schedule of Returns be submitted 
to the Local Committee before such Returns are presented to 
the Circuit Quarterly Meeting. {Minutes, 1885, p, 278.) 

121. Examination of Pupil-Teachers. — ^The Annual Examina- 
tion of Pupil-Teachers in Religious Knowledge shall be held 
on the last Saturday in October and on the first Saturday 
in March. The questions shall be prepared by the General 
Committee j the Examination held, either in the several Circuits 
by the Superintendent Ministers or their Colleagues, or at 
suitable places for Central District Examinations, as may be 
determined by the September Synods, and agreed to by 
the respective School Committees ; and the written answers 
forwarded to the General Secretary, to be valued by a Central 
Board of Examiners elected by the General Committee. 
{Minutes^yol xv. [1863], pp. 534, 535 ; vol. xx. [1877], p. 409.) 

The Conference recommends that, in connexion with Central 
Examinations, meetings of Teachers and .Pupil-Teachers be 
held under the direction of the Chairman of the District and 
the District Education Secretary. 

XII. Miscellaneous. 

122. Custody of Trust Deeds. — ^The Conference recommend$ 
that a Fire Proof Safe be provided in each Circuit, and that all 
Deeds relating to Trust Property be carefully preserved therein. 

123. Register of Trust Deeds. — A Register of all Deeds and 
Documents relating to Trust Properties in the Circuit shall be 
preserved in a book ; and the Deeds and Documents shall be 
compared with this Register annually by the Superintendent 
Minister and the Circuit Chapel Secretary, or by some other 
person to be appointed for the purpose by the Annual United 
Trustees' Meeting, 



412 STANDING ORDERS. [1898. 

124. Names and Addresses of Trustees. — The Names, 
Addresses, and Occupations of the Trustees of all our Trust 
Properties, as entered in the Circuit Book, are to be revised 
annually by the Superintendent Minister. {Minutes^ 1^9 ij 
p. 259.) 

125. Political Meeting^ in Wesleyan Methodist Trust Premises. 
— Having regard to the fact that in some placed a desire has 
been expressed to use our Trust Property for the purpose of 
Political Meetings, the Conference declares that such uses are 
not contemplated by the provisions of any of our Trust Deeds ; 
and it reminds Superintendents and Trustees that our Trust 
Properties can only be lawfully used for the purposes provided 
for in the Trust Deeds. 

The Conference expresses the conviction that any such use 
of the premises as that suggested would be detrimental to 
the best interests of our Societies by endangering their peace 
and unity. {Minutes, vol. vii. [1834], p. 420; 1885, p. 185; 
see also Resolutions on Parish Councils, Minutes, 1894, p. 323.) 

126. The Ballot in Quarterly Meetings, etc. — At the elections 
in Quarterly Meetings of the Representatives to the District 
Synods the usage of open voting may be departed from, and 
the elections decided by ballot, after nomination by the Lay 
Members of the Meeting. 

In respect of all other elections made at Quarterly Meetings 
the Conference re-affirms its regulation of 1884. {Minutes, 
1893, p. 319.) "The practice of voting by ballot in the ad- 
ministration of Methodism in our Circuits is contrary to long- 
established usage, and its adoption would in various ways be 
injurious to the interests of our Societies." (Minutes, 1884, 
p. 191.) 

127. Monthly Meetings of Ministers in Large Towns. — The 
Preachers of different Circuits, when resident in the same 
town, shall meet at least once in every month for the purposes 
of mutual conference and prayer, in order to promote brotherly 



1898.] MISCELLANEOUS, 413 

love, and to afiord frequent and regular opportunities for 
friendly consultation on subjects of common concern in their 
respective Circuits. {Minutes^ vol. vi. [1827], p. 281.) 

128. London Mission. — The number of Members at each 
Place in the Mission, with the amounts received as Ordinary 
Income, shall be printed, year by year, in the Agenda of the 
Conference. {Minutes^ 1890, p. 262.) 

129. Lord's Day Observance. — ^The Temperance Committee 
of each District shall take direct oversight of the Lord's Day 
Question. {Minutes^ 1896, p. 331.) 



414 [««f«^ 



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nuB or umxmuo cfr comnxicmAL 

Mootliljr CommittBes. 




whea iUfnrMniy, fhe 6iciftk abou 



CkUdret^9 Homte mmd Orpkammgt: Seooad Hmradsj 
altcmate moa$h (afiemooo), SepCcatfwr, Novanber, Febiuuy, 
April, and Jctoe* Local Committees: London, secood Thoraday ; 
Lancafhir^ tiisfd Wednesday; Krmii^liam, third Monday. 

//oiwr MimoHs: Unrd Friday in each ahematc month 
(momini). 

MetropoUUm Chapel BmkUmg : Third Thursday in die month 
(afternoon). 

ExUfwion of Methodism: Last Wednesday in September, 
November, January, ICarch, and May. 

Sundqy'Mchool Union: Third Friday in the month (after- 
noon). 

London Mission: Last Friday in each alternate mcmth 
(afternoon). 

Quarterly Committees. 

Theological Institution : October 7, Headingley ; January 6, 
1899, Handsworth; April 14, Manchester; and June 30, London. 
The Finance Sub-Committee will meet quarterly, on the 
evening before the General Committee. The General Discipline 
Committee will meet in Birmingham on January 5, 1899, and 
in London on June 29. The Local ilxecutive Committees meet 
on or about the last Thursday in the quarter. 

Schools: November 25, Manchester; March 24, 1899, Bath; 
and June 23, London. The Finance Sub-Committee and the 
Governing Bodies will meet quarterly, on the day before the 
General Committee. 



189S.] MEETING OE CONNEXION AL COMMITTEES. 415 

Annual Committees. 

Examination of Candidates for the Training Colleges: December 
12 and i3» at Westminster and Southlands. 

Edtication: Thursday, June 8, 1899 (morning). 

Middle-Class Education : Thursday, June 8 (afternoon). 

Schools : Friday, June 23 (morning). 

Auxiliary Fund : Tuesday, June 27 (afternoon). 

Foreign Missions : Wednesday, June 28 (morning). 

Theological Institution : Friday, June 30 (morning). 

Temperance : Friday, June 30 (2.30 p.m.). 

Social Purity : Friday, June 30 (3.30 p.m.). 

Home Missions — Special: Monday, July 3 (2.30 p.m.), and 
Tuesday, July 4 (10.30 a.m.). 

Stationing Committee: Wednesday, July 5 (10 a.m.). 

Examination of Candidates for the Ministry: July 12 and 13, 
at Richmond and Didsbury. 

Other Committees. 

Wesley Guild, Friday, October 14 (10.30 a.m.). 

Twentieth Century Fund : Tuesday and Wednesday, October 
25 and 26. 

Order of Conference Sessions : Thursday, October 27 
(10.30 a.m.). 

Law of Appeal: Tuesday, November 8 (10.30 a.m.). 

The Leys School : Friday, November ii (10.30 a.m.). 

Committee of Privileges : Friday, November 11 (3 p.m.). 

Yearly Collection : Wednesday, November 23 (10.30 a.m.). 

Cost of Transfer of Ministers : Monday, November 28 (3 p.m.). 

Allan Library and Book Room : Tuesday, November 29 
(10.30 a.m.). 

Methodist Settlement: Tuesday, December 6 (3 p.m.). 

Joyful News Committee {at Rochdale) : Thursday, April 13, 
1899 (10.30 a.m.). 

Assistant Tutors, etc. : Thursday, May 25 (3 p.m.). 

Revision of Assessments : Friday, May 26 (10.30 a.m.). 



41'$ jflcmoK or amwrntWAi cxmmrwTEEs, [1S9S. 




» (lajo a.mX 
Wesiejf GmOd: Trntsdaj, June 6 (ie.50 ub.). 
(Ecmmemkgd Cat^iwma z Tmadaj, June 6 (3 pia.). 
MfO m SU SHnn m mt : Wcdbcadbj, Jime 7 (3 plblX 
Load Pwmeken : Tlnndaj, Jibk 15 (3 pin,X 
Mmaien mmdgr DitcifBm : Tntaj, Jime 9 (3 pjii-X 
AieueHHtas Lctmi Frmtdins : Uaadaj, Jane 12 (3 Plol). 
Jfmaitrmi O U mmna : Toesdbj, June 13 (10.30 slb.). 
ri)fWiiwM/fcni of Pmkmikmtn : Fridaj, Jane 16 (ioljo a.in.). 
CammtUkt cf Prioikga: Tridaj, Jane 16 (10L30 aLm.). 
Alkm Ubnuy: Fridbj, Jane 16 (3 iuii.)l 
Cos/ ly^ Tnm^er ofMmtskrs : Fridbj, Jane 23 (10.30 a.ni.). 
CommexkmtU Doemtmemi» : Wcdnesdatj, June iS (3 pmL.). 
Trammers amd R^oHs am ProbmUomtrs : Fri<by, June 30 
(3 p jh.). 



1898.] 4^7 

CONNEXIONAL FUNDS. 

Collections and Subscriptions. 

The Public Collections in all our Circuits are to be made, 
whenever practicable, at the times under-mentioned. 

The Annual Subscriptions are due at the dates following : 
Theological Institution Fund, January i. 
General Chapel Fund, February i. 
Education Fund, April i. 
Missionary Society, May i. 
Worn Out Ministers* and Ministers' Widows' Fund, 

May I. 
Fund for the Maintenance and Education of Ministers' 

Children, November i. 
Home Mission and Contingent Fund, December i. 
Superintendent Ministers and Circuit and District Treasurers 
are earnestly requested to remit promptly all Connexional 
Moneys. 

Worn Out Ministers' and Ministers' Widows' 

Auxiliary Fund. 

Donations in the Classes shall be entered in the Class-books 
at the September Visitation, and collected by the Class-leaders 
not later than October. The Circuit Treasurers shall close 
their accounts with the Class-leaders not later than the end of 
November, remit the money to the District Treasurer, and 
present their statement to the December Quarterly Meeting. 

The District Treasurers shall remit the amount to the 
Rev. Walford Green, Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street 
Within, London f E,C,, and close their account with the Circuit 
Treasurers and the General Treasurers not later than the end 
of January. 

Private Subscriptions shall be solicited in May, and Super- 
intendents shall remit the money without delay to the Rev. 
Walford Green. 

Public Collections shall be made in July, and Superintendents 
shall remit the amount to the Rev. Walford Green. 

14 



4 




4i8 CONNEXIONAL FUNDS. [i^ 

Home Mission and Contini^ent Fund. 

PubUc OdUcHons shall be made in October, except where 
the Foreign Missionary Anniversary is held in the antnmn, in 
which case the Sunday Collections for this Fund shall be 
made in ^riL 

A PubUc Meeting shall be held in every place in each Circuit 

Private Subscriptions shall be solicited in Deconber. Super- 
intendents shall remit Collections and Subscriptions to the 
Rev. Henry J. Pope, D.D., CetUenaty Hail, BiskopsgaU Street 
Within, London, E.C. 

Donations in the Classes shall be entered in the Class-books 
at the March Visitation, and collected by the Leaders in April ; 
and the Superintendents shall pay in the money, at die May 
Synod, to the Financial Secretary, who shall forthwidi remit 
the amount to the Rev. Dr. Henry J. Pope. 

Juvenile Missionary Associations, — It is desirable that remit- 
tances to the Rev. Dr. Henry J. Pope should be made quarterly, 
in October, January, April, and July. 

Fund for the Maintenance and Education of . 

Ministers' Children. 

Public Collections shall be made and Private Subscriptions 
solicited in November, and the whole amount remitted to the 
Rev. Walford Green, Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street 
Within^ London, E.C, 

Circuit Assessment. It is desirable that the amount should 
be paid to the Rev. Walford Green in quarterly instalments, 
in September, December, March, and June. 

Theological Institution Fund. 

Public Collections shall be made in December, and Private 
Subscriptions solicited in January, and the amount remitted to 
the Rev. Walford Green, Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street 
fFMm, London^ E.G. 



1898.] CONNEXIONAL FUNDS. 419 

General Chapel Fund. 

Public CoHecHons shall be made and Privak Subscriptums 
solicited in February, and the amount remitted to the Rev. 
John Hornabrook, Central Buildings, Oldham - Street, Man- 
chester, 

Education Fund. 

Public Collections shall be made in March, and Private 
Subscriptions solicited in April, and the amount remitted to 
the Rev. Walford Green, Centenary Hall, BishopsgcUe Street 
Within, London, EX, 

Missionary Society, 

Public Collections shall be made on the Lord's Day at the time 
of holding the Missionary Meeting ; and where no Meeting is 
held, the Collections shall be made in May. 

Private Subscriptions shall be solicited and received weekly, 
monthly, quarterly, or annually, as is most convenient to the 
Subscribers. 

The amount shall be remitted, through the District Treasurers, 
to the Deputy Treasurer, Centenary HaU, Bishopsgate Street 
Within, London, E,C, 

Juvenile Missionary Associations, It is desirable that remit- 
tances be made quarterly, in October, January, April, and July, 

Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund. 

Public Collections shall be made on the last Sunday in 
January in all the chapels in each Circuit within th#City 
and Metropolitan Police Area. The amount, together with 
Collections at Public Meetings and other Contributions, shall 
be remitted, not later than the end of March, to the Rev. 
John Bond, Centenary Hall, Bishopsgate Street Within^ Loiufai^M 



430 ANHUITANT SOOETY. [1S98. 

Extension of Methodism in Great Britain. 

Subsciiptioiis and Donations in aid of this Fund are received 
by tbe Rev. John Bohd^ CetUefmiy HaU^ BishqpsgaU Street 
fVMm, London, E.C. 



ITINERANT METHODIST PREACHERS' 
ANNUITANT SOCIETY. 

Treasurers: 

Rev. Walford Green, 
„ G. Stringer Rowe, 
^ Charles H. Kelly, 
„ Dr. Henry J. Pope, 

Centenary Hali, Bishopsgate Street Within^ London^ E.C. 

Steward: 

Rev. Ralph M. Spoor, 

57i Church Road^ Richmond, Surrey. 

Secretary: 

Rev. Whxiam H. Clogg, 

The Manse, Chislehurst. 




1898.] 4'i 



SECTION VI. 
SPECIAL AND ANNUAL ADDRESSES. 



Zbe Hnnual Hbbreda 

OF 

THE CONFERENCE 

TO THE 

METHODIST SOCIETIES 



Dear Brethren, — 

We gather in our Annual Conference with fervent thanks- 
giving to God for His goodness to us as a Church, and full of 
hope in our all-sufficient Lord, who will make our future far 
better and brighter than the past. It is fitting that we should 
rejoice in the peace and freedom which are our birthright, 
if at the same time we watch against self-complacency, and 
remember that our privileges, like the salvation of which they 
are a part, are the gift of a divine hand. Whilst every age 
seeks to express truth in its own forms of speech, and may 
sometimes succeed in improving on the phraseology of the 
past, there is no sign of any change in our attitude towards the 
foundation doctrines of the faith. Under our outward forms 
of worship are smouldering no sinister revolutions, against 
which the worshippers themselves are helpless to protest, and 
into our sacramental celebrations are introduced no gestures 
which insinuate a gospel at variance with that you have 
already received. We are not haunted by misgivings lest the 
truth which has sanctified multitudes should not be taught to 
our children and to our children's children. The doctrinal 



422 THE ANNUAL ADDRESS [1898. 

continuity of the religious movement of which we are children 
and heirs is absolutely unbroken, although we need to pray, 
as will every fresh generation, for the passionate conviction 
of our forefathers. That cannot be acquired by heredity or 
tradition, and must be sought anew through every day of our 
history. Perhaps there never was a period when passing 
events tended to define and accentuate our providential place 
in the kingdom of God amongst men as they do now. Our 
vocation has not lapsed. We are but on the threshold of a great 
and honourable history. Let us be patient and abound in hope 
by the power of the Holy Ghost. Our Church organisation, 
which is a growth, and not a feat of one man's ecclesiastical states- 
manship, may sometimes seem complex, elaborate, burdensome. 
Do not despise it, for its advantages are incalculable, and the 
course of events will more and more tend to show it as a 
providential development. We have the liberty and the inde- 
pendence of a free Church, and at the same time, in the hosts 
of noble workers who have been raised up and hnked in 
closest brotherhood with the pastorate we have resources for 
national' evangelism equal to those of a Church backed by the 
wealth and prestige of the State. Do your best to share as 
fully as possible the burdens of our special organisation, so 
that those who are set apart to the word of God and prayer 
may maintain freshness and power in their teaching, and 
may be free to give themselves to the strictly spiritual tasks 
of their vocation. 

We rejoice in a net increase of between three and four 
thousand members, but that does not satisfy our aspirations. 
The migratory character of the populations in some of our 
chief towns and cities is adverse to the stable and gracious 
neighbourly feeling which distinguished the social life of the 
past, and at the same time imperils the growth and well-being 
of many of our Churches. Sometimes members who remove 
to distant places, whilst not finally lost to us, make the 
actual transfer of their membership a question of months and 
years. They do not feel at home in their new surroundings, 
and perhaps unjustiy imagine the nearest Methodist con-, 
gregation to be cold and inhospitable to strangers. Fastidious 
in the choice of a class, they allow golden opportunities of 
service and of spiritual enrichment to pass, whilst they weigh 
the competing virtues of a number of capable class-leaders. 
To those whose occupations or interest may compel them to 



1898.] TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 423 

move into new neighbourhood^, we say affectionately, that 
such slowness to enter anew into the life and fellowship of 
the Church is a wrong alike to yourselves and to the work 
of God. 

We are assured that tens of thousands of our young people 
are in right paths, and will grow up into loyal and steadfast 
disciples ; but conversion is not always so clear and sharply 
defined as we could wish. Perhaps one reason of this is 
that the religious instruction they have received is not full 
and specific. In both the school and the home pleasant 
religious generalities often form the staple of Christian 
nurture. It is to be feared, too, that the tendency manifest 
amongst some well-educated Methodists to treat religious 
experience as a subject of sacred reserve closes to the young 
learners in Christ's school a volume of incomparable value, 
out of which many of us a generation ago gathered our most 
impressive lessons of the Christian life. We do not expect 
to see in our young people the swift, dramatic transitions 
characteristic of the early revivals ; but conversion ought 
always to be clear, and the less striking it may be in its 
attendant incidents, the more need that it should change the 
current of the life and prove itself by holy tempers and an 
upright conversation. 

Whilst the doctrinal controversies of the present generation 
have not found for themselves special centres of activity and 
disturbance within our own borders, yet, in common with other 
Churches, we suffer from an unhealthy softening of the fibres of 
faith ; and this constitutes one of the weaknesses of our evan- 
gelical work. Men do not believe so heartily and emphatically 
as once they did, and there is a tendency to settle down in an 
attitude of suspense and reserve. Perhaps the excitement and 
distraction of the present day, — life oscillating as it often does 
between the excess of business occupation and the abandon 
of amusement, — leave the mind less fit for conviction, besides 
narrowing the opportunity for sustained thought. It is the 
intellectual fashion to keep an open mind, and to be judicial in 
temper ; but this judicial pose may easily pass into an infirmity 
and a spiritual disease. Some questions that lie on the border- 
land between science and religion, criticism and faith, are not 
ripe for final settlement, and we must learn to be patient 
without panic. We may weary and dishearten ourselves by 
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424 THE ANNUAL ADDRESS [1S98. 

and therefore needing to be dumged again. On the other 
hand, we may be sure thai the truths which are vital to 
salvation and which have been the motive forces of the revival 
that cradled our spiritual life, admit of clear definition and 
unalterable statement; or the gospel itself is void. The 
all-wise God cannot kive left us at the mercy of technical 
criticism and research in the things diat touch our innermost 
experience of His redeeming grace, and any scheme of doctrine 
woven by the skill of experts, and too fine for the common 
reason and conscience to appreciate^ cannot be of the essence 
of salvation. 

One of the chief difficulties of the hour is to harmonize the 
new temper of tolerance demanded firom us by an ever-growing 
public opinion with the old-fashioned zeal for the salvation of 
men and for the promulgation of those special truths which 
eflfectually further that salvation. Nothing is lost by finankly 
recognising the right of each individual to think for him- 
self in matters of faith, at least if he is prepared to think 
seriously. Those who have nominally a voice in determining 
the lines of political action to be pursued by the statesmen 
who govern us, and in shaping the many-sided programmes of 
the municipalities to which they belong, will not consent to a 
religious dictation which disfranchises the noblest faculties of 
the mind. Men insist upon the right of thinking for them- 
selves, even when they have not as yet been educated to a 
wise and deep-searching use of that right This fact must be 
patiently reckoned with, although its outcome in some cases 
is extravagant vapouring and wanton egotism. But toler- 
ance of temper is sometimes a veil for supineness, and 
this intellectual virtue may pass almost unconsciously into 
a moral and religious vice. We are tempted to say that 
because our neighbour has the right of judgment in matters 
of religion, and is accountable for its careful exercise, he 
must bear his own burden ; and so we make comparatively 
light our responsibility for those in whose midst God has 
placed us. Is it not because of this that we feel a less pro- 
found concern for the salvation of our neighbours than was 
felt by our devoted forefathers? That in the present day 
every man is his own watchman, and that to blow the blast 
of warning for another will be accounted the impertinence of 
an overweening piety, is an easy inference to draw, and an 
nee which abets our lethargy. Our tolerance sometimes 



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1898.] TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 42 5 

passes into an indulgent attitude towards sin, as though the 
distinction between right and wrong might be matter of 
opinion ; and in the midst of our endless babble about brother- 
hood we forget that the rebuke of sin is one of its first 
principles. Our vaunted humanity itself is unreal unless it 
prompts us to rescue men from the worst of evila " Thou 
Shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart : thou shalt surely 
rebuke thy neighbour, and not bear sin because of him." 
Whilst bigotry is one of those forms of wrath that can never 
work the righteousness of God, habitual silence in the presence 
of sin is an affront to the holiness of Him who besets us 
behind and before, and will one day be seen as a profound 
treachery to the wrongdoer himself. 

An age of liberty ought to be a new dispensation of the 
Holy Spirit, for God can work without restraint where men 
are free. Be not forgetful of the fact that every mind is 
the sphere of the Spirit's illuminating work and persuasive 
leading, and it is only by the methods of moral appeal that 
we can successfully co-operate with His work in human souls. 
He whom the Spirit is always drawing will not need to 
be driven by harsh speech or intolerant act. To employ 
force in any of its forms to bring men to godliness is not 
only to infringe upon the rights of the reason and the 
conscience, but also to show distrust of the methods of the 
Spirit and the sufficiency of His sacred ministries. It is only 
in an age of perfect freedom that the ideas which are 
spiritually fit can best survive and triumph. Old forms of 
authority may decay, but the Comforter in whom we ever 
trust abides to create and multiply new centres of authority 
in the minds that are docile to His leading, and saving, 
essential truths will never lack inward and unmistakable 
sanction. 

When face to face with that temper of restless independence 
which asserts itself in every realm of human life, let us have 
wisdom and unshrinking courage. That temper often appears 
in the home, and forms an apparent barrier to the religious 
training and nurture of children. Our sons and daughters 
claim an earlier and a larger liberty than was conceded to 
their parents. But if those who are the heads of house- 
holds enlarge their knowledge without ceasing, and keep 
well ahead of the rising generation, and, above all, if they 
cultivate the spirit of comradeship with their childreti^ \V\fc 



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426 THE ANNUAL ADDRESS [1898. 

old authority will come back in better and more gracious 
forms. Those children remain truest to the God and to the 
Church of their fathers who have been treated as companions 
and shown the reason of things from the beginning. The 
genial atmosphere of the home, when not vitiated, by laxity, 
will nourish better fruit than the iron sternness of its piety. 
This independent temper makes the special difficulty of the 
faithful men and women who conduct our meetings for 
testimony and mutual edification. Direct questions as to the 
spiritual state of those over whom they watch are resented, 
unless there is the meekness which comes from profound 
contrition. The power of those who once acted as authoritative 
spiritual directors is in abeyance. But it is still possible in 
our social means of grace to encourage conversation which 
will give a sure clew to the spiritual state and supply a true 
basis for appropriate admonition and counsel. And in the 
class-room as in the family circle we may win confidence and 
prove ourselves helpers of the common faith and love where 
it is no longer possible to dictate. 

The apostolic Churches were cradled within the home ; and 
the congregations of worshippers in which the spirit of love, 
brotherly kindness, mutual care, and goodwill associated with 
the name of home is wanting have lost one of the chief notes 
of the primitive fellowship. Let those who have wealth, 
social standing, the distinction of culture, go out of their way 
to welcome those in less favoured positions, who often are 
keenly sensitive to their disabilities. Let ministers and 
people unite to keep the spirit of caste out of our congre- 
gations, and to drive it away where it is already creeping 
in. We must never despise our own godly and long-tested 
poor, who often have a deep and instructive experience of 
spiritual things, and at whose feet we may sit with profit. 
See that the tragic contrast between Dives and Lazarus never 
exists in the household of Jesus Christ, for the shameful con- 
trast will in some degree injure the collective Church as surely 
as it destroys the individual soul. 

Let us beware of exclusiveness in our religious life and 
fellowship. Sometimes Christian men and women of culture 
so far misinterpret their obligations to those who are members 
of the same mystical body, that they insist upon treating 
religious experience as one of the inviolable secrets of the 
individual soul. Such an attitude towards those who share 



1898.] TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 42? 

a common life will have as its logical issue the rise of a 
clique of select, insular, supercilious pietists within Christ's 
fold. By sealing up our experiences from the knowledge of 
others it is possible for us to repeat the sin of the scribes, and 
take away from others the key of the kingdom. Those about 
us have a claim to the guidance which will come from the 
free and trustful opening up of our deepest experiences of 
the things of God. It is true we must bear witness by 
the blameless life, but if we never move our lips to confess 
what the Lord hath done for us, those about us will ascribe our 
excellences to nature rather than to grace. A shallow and 
voluble piety is repulsive, but on the other hand mute disciple- 
ship is an infirmity which the Lord who redeemed us does not 
expect to be the rule in His household. The Spirit brings to 
us the enrichment of utterance, and we must use His gifl. 
St. Paul expected not only to comfort the Roman believers 
by his faith, but to be comforted in turn by the faith of many 
who were on a lower level of knowledge and opportunity 
than himself. 

We mourn because the mass of irreligion and indifference 
at our doors shows little sign of disintegration and abatement, 
although aggressive unbelief is for the moment discredited. 
Possibly the crowds who are outside our sanctuaries are 
no worse than the formalists who are within. People 
think it honest not to enter churches when they have little 
or no spiritual life and conviction, and they are less careful 
than once to conciliate those sections of the community in 
which the Christian profession is maintained. Our town and 
city missions will not solve the problem while the mass of 
indifference grows by reason of the heart-breaking drift from 
Christian homes. Be as diligent in training your children to 
conscientious attendance at God's house as in drilling them 
into good business habits, and never be absent yourselves 
from public worship without sufficient cause. Be reverent 
in God's house, and do not make light of the fitting posture 
of devotion. We wish so to beautify our worship everywhere, 
and to improve our service of praise, that it shall be in accord 
with the best taste of the times. We have suffered disastrously 
through our past slackness in these things. But when the utmost 
has been done, the church and its forms of worship, however 
attractive, will not bind your children unless those children 
are led into the love of God. Religion must be based uQoa 



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428 THE ANNUAL ADDRESS [1898. 

a principle, and can never be built up out of our tastes and 
likings. It is possible to found an academy upon art, music, 
or letters, but not to found the home. Wayward children 
will forsake the most exquisitely appointed household if the 
captivation of love be wanting. And God's house will only 
be yearned for and its courts frequented with 3'ear-long 
fidelity by those who have learned to love God. Do not 
overlook this antidote to irreligion, this only safeguard to the 
religious steadfastness and fidelity of your children in days 
to come. If you fail to exemplify before them the love of 
God, and to inspire them with its sacred motives, they them- 
selves, in spite of their baptismal dedication to God, will help 
to make the tragic problem with which the missionaries of the 
next century must deal. 

Learn to live simply in this age of luxury, excess, and 
fastidious refinement. Do not assume that the acquisition of 
wealth is the great end of life ; and loathe those gains which 
accrue through the impoverishment and degradation of others. 
Our newspapers give glimpses of a retributive righteousness 
when they record the swift overthrow of men who make 
huge fortunes through falsehood and unscrupulous speculation. 
Alike in business and recreation abhor all that savours of 
chance. The heinousness of gambling does not rise or fall 
with the sums of money involved. Some vices arise from the 
excess of legitimate and useful appetites, but gambling is a 
vice root and branch, and infinitesimal degrees of it contravene 
alike social and spiritual laws. It is the Master's teaching 
that money is a trust from God for others, and that principle 
must rule our use of pence as well as of pounds. The 
anarchic socialisms of our day would have been unthinkable 
systems if those who bear Christ's name had consistently 
followed His example in the use of money. Your children will 
be happier in themselves, and better fitted for the vicissitudes 
of the future, if schooled in self-denial and simplicity of life. 

The Conference has been gladdened at hearing of revived 
missionary enthusiasm within our Churches. We look to you 
to maintain and increase the liberality of the past year. 
Difficulties of administration and back-sets to our providential 
development will occur if this liberality is spasmodic On 
some of our foreign fields the preparatory work is so slow 
that intermittent efifort must necessarily prove vain and wasted. 
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1898.] TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. 429 

places of authority are to be found those who feel dis- 
satisfied with the systems of the past, and who are patiently 
and reverently studying the Christian literature that has been 
placed within their reach. The permanence of movements 
that may soon be officially initiated in Eastern empires will 
depend upon the extent to which the popular mind has been 
saturated with Christian teaching through unremunerative 
periods of toil. There must be timely enterprise and un- 
flagging loyalty. Our high opportunities, if unimproved, may 
pass, never to return. The territorial aggressions of European 
powers in some cases threaten evangelical faith, and the new 
international doctrine of *' spheres of influence " may lead on 
to the base and sordid proselytisms of diplomacy. 

We rejoice in the growing sense of kinship that marks 
our relations with the United States. The efforts of our 
brethren to disburden suffering peoples of the pitiless and 
truculent misgovernments under which they have groaned 
command our warmest sympathy, and our sympathy is 
valued as never before. In fusing together the two great 
divisions of the Anglo-Saxon race, the Churches have played 
the chief part, although, like their Lord, they do not cry nor 
uplift their voice in the highways of international politics. 
Common Church ideals, the inbred passion for civil and 
religious liberty, the fellowship of an evangelical faith that 
is one and undivided in all essentials, are perhaps stronger 
uniting and annealing forces than blood and kinship. In 
fostering the spirit of brotherly kindness between ourselves 
and the great Western world you will serve the interests of 
the faith in every land. 

The present Conference has approved the scheme for 
gathering a fund to celebrate the beginning of a new century 
in our national history, and at the same time strengthen in 
enduring ways almost every department of our Church life. 
In this great effort it is hoped that rich and poor will be asso- 
ciated in a common act of munificent love and liberality, and 
that the names of those taking part in the effort will be inscribed, 
without distinction of amounts contributed, upon a roll. Such 
an enterprise needs much prayer, diligence, and careful 
preparation; but we are sure that you will respond to this 
appeal, and that in the new period upon which we are so 
soon to enter our work will be placed upon a yet broader and 
stronger basis. 



43© ADDRESS TO THE METHODIST SOCIETIES. [1898. 

The President ci the Conference, whose gifts as a missioiier 
and an evangelist are known throoghout the Churches, pro- 
poses during his year of office to hold conventions for all 
classes of Christian woiiLers in the chief centres of our 
Methodist toiL Let this effint have a constant place in your 
sympathy and prayer. Expect a revival oi Church life that 
shall outshine the memorable revivals of the past and fit us 
for the laiiger victories which are at hand. 

** Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and every- 
thing that moveth therein. For God will save Zion, and will 
build the cities of Judah : that they may dwell there, and have 
it in possession. The seed also of His servants shisdl inherit 
it : and they that love His name shall dwell therein." 



Signed on hehcdf and by order of the Conference^ 

HUGH PRICE HUGHES, President. 
MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 



Huu, 
August Zt 1898. 



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THE ADDRESS 

OF THE 

IRISH CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE 

BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1898. 

Honoured Fathers and Beloved Brethren in Christ, — 

We send you greeting in the name of our Lord Jesus 
Christ, both yours and ours, praying always for your welfare 
and rejoicing in your prosperity. 

The presence of our President, Rev. William L. Watkinson, 
has given us peculiar joy, and the admiration with which 
we have watched from afar his illustrious services has been 
kindled into love by the happy acquaintance and friendship 
which will be from henceforth our cherished possession. The 
wisdom of his counsel, the suavity and firmness of his control, 
the charm of his personality, and his brilliant genius, in the 
pulpit and on the platform, have demanded and received our 
highest and most affectionate esteem. The companions of the 
President, the Rev, Dr. Marshall Randies, whom we knew 
and love, and the Rev. T. Galland Hartley and the Rev. James 
Lewis (a), neither of whom had visited our Conference pre- 
viously, we shall henceforth consider brothers indeed, and 
choice friends. We very greatly regret the absence, and 
especially the cause of the absence, of Sir George Smith, your 
Lay Representative, whom we had hoped to welcome amongst 
us, and whom we trust to see on some future occasion. 

We have been favoured with the presence of Delegates from 
the Methodist Episcopal Church of Ainerica, Bishop Fowler and 
the Rev. Dr. Hamilton, whose messages of love, and fraternal 
presence, have been very precious to us. We have further 
enjoyed visits from Bishop Thoburn of the Methodist Episcopal 
Mission in India, and the Rev. G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., 
your own Temperance Secretary, whose utterances have helped 
to make this a notable Conference in our history. 



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432 ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE. [1898. 

We give God increasing thanks for the grace which is 
bestowed upon you and the blessing with which your labours 
have been crowned. We rejoice at the phenomenal success of 
your great missions to the masses of the population in so many 
of the large towns and cities of your land. These are an 
inspiration to us, though our circumstances are such that we 
can imitate them only in a very few centres. 

Of the glorious victories attending our Central Missions 
in Dublin and Londonderry, and especially in Belfast, the 
brethren whom we send to you will not fail to give you an 
account ; but our latest, and perhaps greatest '' forward 
movement '' has been conducted along entirely different lines. 
At our last Conference we instituted the Central Ireland 
Mission, and set apart one of our brethren to organise and 
superintend an effort to preach the gospel to our countrymen 
in the fairs and markets of the South and West Midlands of 
Ireland. This work has been crowned with much blessing. 
Our brethren have gone in companies of four or five, and 
have delivered the gospel message by song and sermon to the 
multitudes gathered in these centres of commerce. Sometimes 
greeted with hard or unsavoury missiles, with unloving and 
unlovely epithets, they have nevertheless persevered, and in 
every town thus visited the valour of the disturbers has been 
eventually quelled by the people themselves, in the general 
desire to hear the gospel; and audiences of hundreds, and 
sometimes of thousands, have listened ** for the space of three 
hours" to the earnest and loving appeals of these faithful 
brethren. We know not whereunto this thing will grow, 
but we are determined by God's grace to use this promising 
opportunity of bringing home the good news of a free sal- 
vation through faith in Christ, as the future may supply 
occasion. 

We offer our most grateful thanks to those English friends 
who have generously sought to alleviate the suflFerings of the 
distressed portion of our population. Agrarian destitution 
has been, of recent years, largely mitigated by legislation 
and by education ; yet, in the absence of manufactures and of 
capital, there is always a considerable amount of distress in 
the least fertile parts of the country, even when, as during the 
past year, no extraordinary cause of poverty has occurred. 
For the relief afforded, and better still, for means to prevent 
the perpetuation of such conditions of penury, our deepest 



1898.] ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE. 433 

gratitude is ofifered. We also desire warmly to thank you for 
the widespread assistance given by English Methodism to 
secure the passing of "The Intoxicating Liquors (Ireland) 
Bill " which would insure to us in city and in country the 
permanent blessing of a sober Sunday, and, by closing public- 
houses at an early hour on Saturday evening, would remove a 
chief cause of crime. We are disappointed, though not dis- 
mayed, at the recent refusal of the Government to grant 
facilities for the passing of the Bill, and as this is by no means 
a party question, we have no hesitation in beseeching you 
to continue to give your powerful assistance to induce the 
Government to grant us this modest instalment of righteous 
legislation. We shall rejoice, when the opportunity arrives, 
to help in securing for England also the great boon of a 
Sunday free from drunken debauchery and all its attendant 
evils, which has been so great a blessing to the greater part of 
Ireland and to Scotland in recent years. 

We lament with you the removal from the scene of his 
earthly ministry of such an ornament to the Church as Dr. 
Moulton, whose piety and labours were a glory to the Church 
which he adorned, and a never-failing occasion of thanksgiving 
to the great Head and Lord of all, who has bestowed such 
gifts upon His servants. We also have mingled joy and 
sorrow in the contemplation of one of our own beloved and 
honoured brethren, taken to a higher ministry, promoted to be 
with Christ, ** which is far better " for him, and for us a loud 
call to faithfulness in life and service. Dr. William Crook 
was truly a man of note amongst us, who had occupied a place 
in this ministry for the last half-century. Scholar, antiquarian, 
historian, he was above all things a Methodist preacher. He 
was well known to you and highly valued his association 
with you in the Legal Conference. To fill the vacant place we 
nominate our dear brother, the Rev. Charles H. Crookshank, 
M.A., who in various capacities has well and faithfully served 
God and His Chureh. One of our younger ministers, the Rev. 
James Harpur, after a peculiarly zealous and fruitful service of 
twenty-two years, has gone to his great reward ; and during 
the sessions of the Conference we mourned the death of one of 
our beloved fathers, the Rev. Andrew Armstrong, who had 
served the Church faithfully for forty-three years. 

To continue the goodly succession God has this year gi' 
us seventeen approved young men as Candidates for our work. 



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434 AMHmESS OF THE JRMSH COS^FEREMCE, [1898. 

gpon wfcom wg praj flt the ■ Miiffc^ ofdicageeiidnig pvopheCs 



We are able to report a rmitimini increaae in oar mniitwr- 
sfaip, drspite die c wofauii rijgiJli i i B bj widcfa so mndi of our 
labour 9)e9 to bleas other faaidL 

Oar P fimaif j Sdiods, in wfakii combined secular and 
separate rcbffcns inabnctioo is Etee to all, grofw in nnpQrtance 
aoid effidenej. Oar Cnllrgiarr liHliliUii iM S in Dablin and 
Bdfaat cui itinu e to take fiist nmk in the c muiliy in Inter- 
mediate Education. We hare in Ireland no professedly 
denofninatinpal omrcnities, and we pray God that we may 
be loi^ spared so great an eviL Oar work amongst the yoong 
grows in interest and effisctiTeness. Oar Sonda^ srhohrs 
almost eqoal in nnmber oar Chorch members. Oar Temper- 
ance woiic commands the hearty sympathy of i^actically an our 
people. Oar Christian Endeavour societies are infosing new 
vigour into many of oar Chorchcs. 

We send as oar Representatives to yoar Conference in Hall 
foar of oar most highly esteemed brediren : the Rev. Dr. R. 
C ra wford Johnson, who is nominated as the Irish member of 
the Del^;ation, die Rev. Richard Cole, editor of The CknsOaH 
Advocate, the Rev. H 1^ M'Keag, and Mr. T. Foolkes Shillington, 
Treasurer of our Chapel Fund and of tiie Belfest Coitial 
Mission. 

We pray that God may ''make all grace abound toward 
you ; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things^ may 
abound to every good work." 

Signed an behalf^ and by order of the Omjertmu, 

JOHN O. PARK, Secretary. 

BzUTASTf 

June, 1898. 



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THE ANSWER 

OF THE 

BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE 

ADDRESS OF THE IRISH CONFERENCE OF 1898. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, — 

Once more we have received your Annual Address with 
unalloyed satisfaction, and rejoice in the renewed opportunity 
it affords us of greeting you in Christ We reciprocate to the 
full your cordial expressions of affection. We glory in your 
triumphs in the gospel, and sympathise with you in your 
trials; but, above all, " we give thanks to God alway for you,'* 
brethren, for that your faith groweth exceedingly. 

We have given a hearty welcome to the four honoured 
brethren whom you have sent to us as your Representatives. 
Some of them were already well known to us. The name of 
Dr. Crawford Johnson is familiar to a wide circle on this side 
the water, who have watched with deepening interest the 
growth of your Belfast Mission. He is, in a sense, one of us, 
as a member of our Legal Conference, and we rejoice in the 
further honour you have done him in electing him your Vice- 
President. Other members of your deputation are hardly less 
widely known among us. We receive them all in love and 
honour, both for their work's sake and for the commission 
thej' bear. We have listened with deep interest to the eloquent 
and inspiring accounts they have given of the work of God 
among you. 

We render devout and humble thanks to the great Head 
of the Church for the peace and prosperity that you enjoy, and 
for the manifest blessing that crowns your ministry. We 
especially rejoice to hear that on almost every hand religious 
liberty is increasing around you, and, most of all, that the 
common people are receiving, and learning to value aright, the 
priceless boon of an open Bible. 

We recognise, as in past years we have once and again 



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436 ANSWER TO THE IRISH ADDRESS, [1898. 

assured you, the peculiar difiSculdes under which mucfa of 
your work is carried on. The predominance of Rooiaarisni in 
the greater part of your Island, with die crushing tyranny of 
priestcraft ; die almost chronic distress which prevails in the 
South and West, and die steady tide of emigration which robs 
you of much youthful vigour and promise that under happier 
circumstances you would g^dly keep at home ; — diese are no 
trifling hindrances, and we are diankful to find tha^ in spite 
of them, your Church membership continues to increase. We 
rejoice especially in the blessing diat rests upon your ordinary 
Circuit work, in which, as with us, the great ms^ority <^your 
brethren are engaged. Utde cause for satisfaction can either 
you or we ever have if, along with development on odier lines, 
there be not a proportionate strengdiening and oonscrfidation 
here. We are therefore profoundly thankful to note that in 
the varied activities that manifest and constitute a v^rous 
Church life — that edify and build up die body of Christ, 
making it increasingly powerful both for defence and for 
attack — the blessing of Almighty God has abundantiy rested 
upon you. 

We bless God for the great success which continues to crown 
your Central Missions in Dublin, Londonderry, and Bel&st, 
and also for the establishment of the Central Ireland Mission, 
and the success that it has achieved during its first year. 
Open-air preaching is no new thing in Methodism, and its 
extension among you is a happy augury for the future. We 
rejoice to know that by this means the gospel in its simplicity 
and power is being proclaimed in districts hitherto deemed 
inaccessible to you, and that, while you have- had to encounter 
opposition, you have already been permitted to see not a little 
fruit. May the brethren who are called to this important and 
honourable service be specially equipped for it from on high ! 

We are heartily at one with you in your determined opposi- 
tion to the establishment of a Roman Catholic University in 
your midst — a step which we hold could not be justified on 
any public ground, and which is wholly unnecessary in the 
interests of sound education. We also share your regret that 
the Intoxicating Liquors (Ireland) Bill has not become law, 
and we shall be ready at all times to do all in our power to 
further such legislation. The great evils of drink, Sabbath 
desecration, and an inordinate passion for amusement, confront 
and oppose both you and us. We desire with you not a sober 



1898.] ANSWER TO THE IRISH ADDRESS. 437 

Sunday only, but a holy Sunday ; for we are firm and unshaken 
in our conviction that the only way to secure to man the price- 
less boon of the Day of Rest is to consecrate it unreservedly 
to God, to make it in deed and in truth the Lord's Day. 

We deeply appreciate your sympathetic references to one 
great loss which has befallen us during the year, in the death 
of our beloved Dr. Moulton, a loss which the whole Christian 
Church shares with us. You, too, have mingled joy and 
sorrow at the grave of your honoured dead. Be assured of 
our deep sympathy. Your bereavement, indeed, is also ours, 
for Dr. William Crook was for many years an honoured 
member of our Legal Conference. We give glory to God who 
bestows such precious gifts upon His Church. Brother Cirook, 
through an exceptionally long and powerful ministry, bore aloft 
the banner of evangelical truth. May his mantle fall upon the 
young brethren whom you have this year admitted to your 
ranks, that with no unequal step they may follow him as he 
followed Christ I 

You will rejoice with us that we are able to report an 
increase of 3,279 in our Church membership, and that the 
offerings of our people for Foreign Missions have been con- 
siderably enlarged, a sure indication, as we believe, of 
quickened spiritual life. The sessions of our Conference have 
been rich in blessing, and we look forward to the year we now 
begin with humble yet confident expectation of that full 
baptism of the Holy Ghost which, most of all, we need. Our 
President has felt moved to propose that, setting aside the usual 
and ordinarily necessary routine of Presidential service, he shall 
devote his year of office to earnest and systematic effort 
throughout the Connexion for the quickening and deepening of 
spiritual life. The Conference accepted this proposal with 
unanimous delight, and the earnest prayers and hearty co- 
operation of all our people are assured. We ask you to join 
us in this united effort. 

Another notable outcome of our deliberations demands brief 
mention — the "Twentieth Century Fund" which we have 
resolved to raise ; a million guineas from a million Methodists. 
Our Church is, we believe, well able to make this additional 
offering without any diminution of her ordinary gifts, and, if 
it be undertaken humbly, gratefully, joyfully, as a thankoffer- 
ing to Almighty God for His boundless mercies, and be carried 
through in no spirit of boasting or aggrandisement, but as a 



438 ANSWER TO THE IRISH ADDRESS. [1898. 

reverent and solemn act of worship, we believe that it will not 
only relieve the material needs of our Church, but ivill react 
in rich spiritual blessing upon us alL In this service, too, 
we are assured by your representatives you will be forward 
to join us. 

Our honoured President in his visit to your Conference in 
1899 will be accompanied by our trusted and beloved brethren, 
the Rev. William L. Watkinson, Ex-President, Dr. Henry J. 
Pope, and William D. Walters, whose visit will, we doubt not, 
be, both to you and to them, an occasion of inspiration and 
refreshment. 

And now, dear brethren, with renewed assurances of our 
love, and unceasing prayers for your welfare, we "commend 
you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to 
build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them 
that are sanctified." 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference y 

MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 

Hull, 
July 29, 1698. 



1898.] 439 

THE ADDRESS 

OF THE 

FRENCH CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE ' 

BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1898. 

Beloved and Honoured Fathers and Brethren, — 

We have listened with deep interest to your touching 
Address, and gratefully acknowledge the precious encourage- 
ments which it contains. You have understood our difficulties, 
and you have known how to appreciate our indirect success. 

If the labours of your brethren in France have not resulted 
in the formation of a great Church in our country, they have 
nevertheless accomplished, in a large measure, the object 
which John Wesley always set before him in the evangelisa- 
tion of your land, namely, the spread of scriptural Christianity. 
The good effected in this respect by French Methodism is 
incalculable. Although it cannot claim to have founded the 
first Sunday School in France, yet it is perfectly accurate to 
affirm that in several great centres, and particularly in the 
most Protestant parts of France, Sunday Schools are due to the 
initiative of our Church, and especially to the labours of our 
talented colleague, the late John Paul Cook, who is recognised 
by all the French Churches as the pioneer of the Sunday 
School in France. 

Our example has caused a great number of Schools to 
spring up around us : so that in the present day the activity 
of the Reformed Church is lairgely maintained by faithful men 
and women, who were trained from their youth to Christian 
work in our schools and in our other services. Our Mission 
has not contributed much to our numerical development as an 
individual Church ; but, by the grace of God, it has been 
efficacious in the enlargement of the Church universal and in 
the extension of the reign of the Redeemer of mankind. 

Further, the gospel flag has been set up by our fathers and 
by ourselves in many districts where, for a long time past, it 
had been supplanted by that of rationalism, or of a gospel in 



440 ADDRESS OF THE FRENCH CONFERENCE. [1898. 

which the name of Jesus Christ merely figured for form's sake. 
To-day, in the places referred to, it would be impossible for 
the official Protestant Church to make the populations accept 
as pastors men who are not faithful to the teachings of the 
New Testament and to the doctrines of the Reformation. 
Methodism has created the taste for Evangelical preaching. 

We may also mention, while ascribing all the glory to God, 
that, notwithstanding our shortcomings, our labours continue 
to receive the seal of the Master's approval. We have a small 
increase of members ; but our official returns show that, during 
the year, one hundred and fifty-two persons have been received 
into the Church ; and the one hundred and thirty-six who 
remain on trial give us the hope that the coming year will 
yield a larger increase. 

Two young brethren have been cordially received into Full 
Connexion. One is the son of a devoted Minister, and the 
other has been from his childhood trained among us for a life 
of piety and usefulness. Two of our Students enter upon 
Circuit work, and ten Candidates are beginning or pursuing 
theological studies. For many years we have not had so 
large a number of Candidates, and they are, almost without 
exception, our own spiritual children. 

Our hearts are gladdened by other favourable signs. The 
work of conversion goes on among our hearers. In some 
places a considerable number of young people gather around 
our Ministers, and are drawn to receive the gospel. In some 
of our stations, particularly in the Cevennes, there is an increase 
of members and of Sunday scholars. There is progress also 
in our receipts for the support of the Ministry. Evangelistic 
work among Roman Catholics is carried on with success at 
Havre, at Levallois, and at Cherbourg. We also give our 
earnest co-operation to the Temperance Societies, and to the 
associations having for their object public morality, the 
sanctification of the Lord's Day, Sunday-school work, the 
publication of religious tracts, etc. 

We cannot but consider these pleasing signs as the fore- 
runners of a widespread revival, which we ardently pray the 
Giver of every good gift speedily to send us. Our confidence 
in a brighter future is strengthened by the success of your 
Home Mission work. You have put new life into Churches 
which had long been declining, by the adoption of new and 
energetic methods of work. We trust that, by following your 



1898.] ADDRESS OF THE FRENCH CONFERENCE. 441 

example, the life of former times will reappear in places where 
a dangerous lukewarmness has taken the place of an ardent 
" first love.*' 

We beg you to accept the expression of our lively gratitude 
for the new proofs of sympathy which you have shown us. 
We feel ourselves to be especially encouraged by the pleasant 
relations which we have, several times each year, with your 
worthy representatives, the Rev. Frederic W. Macdonald and 
the Rev. Marshall Hartley, whose fraternal words and fervent 
prayers never fail to inspire us with fresh courage. 

Our Conference has been held this year, for the first time, 
in our new chapel at Levallois, an important and growing 
town in the suburbs of Paris, where we are doing a work 
comparatively new, but rich in promise of extension and 
stability. In this church took place a solemn ordination 
service, in presence of a numerous congregation of serious 
and sympathetic hearers. We are convinced that the religious 
services held during the Synod (now the official name of the 
French Conference) will yield blessed fruit for the local 
Church. A larger place has been given to prayer, relying 
upon the faithful promises of Him who willeth to revive us 
again, that we may rejoice and be glad in Him. 

Exposed for a while to unaccustomed reproach, objects of a 
violent hostility which has its source in unfounded prejudices, 
we still hope in God, and, waiting for His salvation, study to 
be approved of Him who searcheth our hearts. We do not 
lose courage, being convinced that victory will be given to 
that gospel which it is our mission to proclaim, and which 
brings to all men happiness and salvation. Brethren, pray 
for us. 

We present, as our President-elect for the coming year, the 
Rev. Onesime Prunier, B.A., B.D., the distinguished son of a 
laborious Minister amongst us, and who, for the last seven 
years, has been the able Director of our Theological Institution. 

Our sincere prayers rise to the divine Head of the Church 
on your behalf, that He may establish and strengthen the work 
of your hands. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

iMILE BERTRAND, Secretary. 

Levallois-Perret (Seine), 
June, 1898. 



442 [i898« 




THE ANSWER 

OF THE 

BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE 

ADDRESS OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE 

METHODIST CHURCH IN FRANCE AND 

SWITZERLAND, 1898. 

Dear and honoured Brethren, — 

It was with great pleasure that we received the Address 
from your Conference, inspired, as it evidently was, by a 
spirit of thankfulness and hope. We have also welcomed 
once again your honoured rtfpresentative. Pastor M. Lelievre, 
D.D. Many of us cherish grateful remembrances of his former 
visits, and his instructive and eloquent address at our open 
session to welcome representatives from other Conferences 
served to deepen our interest in your work, and to awaken 
it in many who had not previously given special attention to 
your important sphere of toil. 

We do not forget that the peculiar difficulties under which 
you labour necessarily prevent the speedy growth of a great 
Church, but we rejoice that a true evangelisation is being 
carried on by you, while the teaching of Him who compared 
the growth of His kingdom to that of a grain of mustard seed 
prevents disheartening views as to your future. Moreover, 
usefulness and a vast membership are not always commen- 
surate ; '' the mixed multitude " which, alas ! still accompanies 
the Lord's host, often impairs its strength in the day of 
battle. The strait entrance gate which we know you are 
determined to preserve may tend to keep your numbers small, 
but it will also serve to maintain your purity. 

We rejoice in the streams of spiritual influence which, 
originating in your Church, have fertilised the pastures of 
God both in France and Switzerland. The current of some 
of these you are able to follow, and the details supplied in 



1898.] ANSWER TO THE FRENCH ADDRESS. 443 

your address evoked great thankfulness on our part To have 
quickened the activity of other Churches in countries where 
Romanism and rationalism so largely prevail, to have 
deepened the fidelity of your fellow labourers to the funda- 
mental doctrines of the New Testament, are sure proofs 
that the divine blessing has rested upon you in no stinted 
measure, and that your labours have been by no means in vain« 
Particularly do we rejoiee in the success of your work on 
behalf of the young. In this land the devotion of the Romanist 
priest to the children is constantly before us, a devotion which 
you witness on a much larger scale. While avoiding the 
pernicious errors taught, we ought at least to imitate the wise 
zeal which endeavours to mould human character at its most 
plastic stage, and we are glad to know of the success which 
has attended such efforts on your part. We note that the 
brethren received into Full Connexion, and also your Students 
and Candidates, are, almost without exception, fruits of your 
labours in this important field. This must be a special 
encouragement to you. We find that those workers who are 
bound to a Church by cords woven in the school and home 
are seldom deficient in intelligence and zeal. 

God has graciously given you other tokens of encouragement 
beyond these. While we naturally look for harvests in the fields 
which have been long tended, we must not forget the barren 
ground which calls for cultivation. You have not been un- 
mindful of this responsibility, and the Master has shown His 
approval of your enterprise in the additions to your Church. 
That the success of our Home Mission work has been a 
stimulus to you gives us unfeigned satisfaction, and although 
the conditions in which you are placed differ materially from 
those of the great cities of the United Kingdom, you also 
doubtless find the need for varying your methods of work, 
though holding fast to its great objects, in order that you may 
'* by all means save some." That in these matters you may 
be divinely guided is our fervent prayer. The great Head 
of the Church still controls its every true member. His 
gracious aid is not merely a precious memory of the past, but 
a present and blessed reality. 

We join with you in the earnest hope that the encouraging 
signs of the past year may be but the promise of the shower 
which shall come upon you from above. The expectation of 
a revival is often a token that the Lord is about to visit His 



444 ANSWER TO THE FRENCH ADDRESS. [1898. 

people with a richer outpouring of His Spirit, and we are 
glad to find that in your case that expectation is strong. Bfay 
your desires be speedily realised, and the joy afforded you of 
seeing multitudes turned from error and sin to Him who is 
the '' Way, the Truth, and the life." 

We were much interested in the fact that your Conference 
was held this year for the first time at Levallois, and that the 
prospects of your work in that important suburb are so hope- 
fuL The honoured brethren to whose visit you refer in terms 
of such high appreciation have voiced, not only their own 
sympathy with you, but that of many here, and especially of 
those whose experiences of travel have familiarised them with 
the great difficulties of your work. 

We trust that the reproach and hostility through which you 
are at present passing will soon be disarmed by the power 
of that righteousness which is of God. '^ To you it is given 
in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on Him, but also 
to suffer for His sake." The honour involves suffering, but 
it is nevertheless honour of the highest order, and, we are 
persuaded, it is thus r^;arded by you. 

We heartily accept the nomination of the Rev. Onesime 
Prunier, B.A., B.D., as your President for the coming year, 
trusting that he may be strengthened for his arduous duties, 
and that the year may be one of great and permanent blessing. 

With renewed expressions of sympathy and love, we com- 
mend you to Him who is able to make you perfect in every 
good work to do His will 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference^ 

MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 

Hull, 
July 27, 1898. 



1898.] 445 



THE ADDRESS 

07 THE 

SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE 

YEARLY CONFERENCE OF 1898. 

Honoured Fathers and Brethren, — 

Our Sixteenth Annual Conference is holding its sessions in 
Cape Town this year, and it is a pleasure to us once more to 
send you our affectionate greetings, and at the same time 
to acknowledge with thankfulness your reply to our address of 
last year, manifesting as it does your continued interest in and 
sympathy with us in our work. 

It was our privilege last year to report 47,872 Members, 
being an increase of 3,941, which was the largest increase we 
had ever been able to record in a single year; but by the 
good hand of our God upon us, we report this year a still 
larger harvest; vis, 51,906 Members, being an increase of 
4,034, with 22,544 on trial, and 11,744 in Junior Society 
Classes. This increase has been gathered in the face of 
peculiar difficulties, and, in certain places, of opposition to our 
work. We take this as a manifest token of the favour of God 
towards us, and we look into the future with confidence, for 
" if God be lor us, who can be against us ? " 

The aifaii s of our Missionary Society have this year taken a 
more hopeful turn. The earnest manner in which the Lay 
Members of our last Conference took up the cause of the 
Society has been productive of much good, and a deepening of 
interest, with an augmentation of income, has been the result. 

We have received this year ten European Candidates for 
our Ministry. Of these, two have been appointed to Circuit 
work, two have been placed on the President's List of Reserve, 
and six are designated for Theological training. We regret 
that no suitable native Candidates have this year come 
forward, but we are thankful to report that one Candidate for 
the Ministry in our Indian work has been accepted. 

Six Probationers, two of whom are natives, after having 




446 SOUTH AFRICAN ADDRESS. [1898. 

successfully passed the usual tests, were, at this Conference, 
solemnly set apart by the imposition of hands for the work of 
the Ministry. 

We meet this year under the shadow of bereavement. 
Very early in our Connexional year the death of the Rev. S. 
Evans Rowe came as a shock to us all, and it is almost im- 
possible for us to express the loss we have sustained through 
his death. We greatly miss him and his statesmanlike 
counsels. In the death of the Rev. George A. Theobald we 
have lost one who was pre-eminently a " brother beloved," 
saintly of character, and successful as a Circuit administrator. 
We bow before the mystery which removes such men in the 
midst and maturity of their vigour and usefulness. 

Two of the veterans of our Conference have also been called 
to their eternal reward. The names of Henry H. Dugmore 
and William C. Holden can never be forgotten in South 
African Methodism. They rest from their labours, but in an 
especial sense "their works do follow them." Each was a 
remarkable man in his own way, and each has left an in- 
delible impress on the history of our Church in this land. 

Your appointment of the Rev. James Thompson, M.A., to 
the office of President of our Conference has given general 
satisfaction. His name is well known, and he himself is held 
in high esteem, not only by us, but by numbers outside our 
own Church. It is almost needless to say that he has guided 
the business of the Conference with the dignity and ability 
befitting his high reputation. 

We nominate the Rev. William Wynne as President for the 
year 1899, and request you so to appoint him. He has for 
twenty-eight years exercised a successful Ministry in South 
Africa, and has travelled with acceptance in several of our 
most important Colonial Circuits. 

We still retain an unabated interest in all that concerns 
British Methodism, and pray that you may continue to receive 
the blessings of Almighty God. 

We commend ourselves and our work to your sympathies 
and prayer. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

JOHN E. PARSONSON, Secretary. 

Capetown. 
May 2, 1898. 



1898.] 447 



THE ANSWER 

OF THE 

YEARLY CONFERENCE! OF 1898 

TO THE 

ADDRESS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CONFERENCE 

OF 1898. 

« 

Reverend and dear Brethren, — 

We have received the Address of your Conference with 
gratitude to God, and most heartily do we reciprocate those 
sentiments of affection and loyalty to which you have given 
expression. Our interest in you and your work, which has 
suffered no diminution, leads us to watch with a solicitous eye 
every movement that concerns your welfare. 

We notice with special pleasure the unprecedented increase 
that has taken place in your membership. We pray that the 
abundant success which the great Head of the Church has 
given to you may be an incentive to more earnest efforts and 
an encouragement to nobler ventures of faith. If your history 
is but brief, it is a history of glorious achievements ; and it is 
impossible for us to think of it without exclaiming, " What 
hath God wrought ! " It is very gratifying to us to learn that 
in a time of great political unrest the word of the Lord has 
had free course, and has been glorified. 

We congratulate you upon the more hopeful turn which 
your Missionary affairs have taken , and are glad to learn that 
the Lay Members of your Conference have done their part in 
removing the financial embarrassment that you had long felt. 
We are convinced that the co-operation of Ministers and 
Laymen in Missionary effort must be productive of much good. 
Our own experience leads us to attach the greatest importance 
to the efforts of the Laity in all the aggressive work of the 
Church, 



443 ANSWER TO SOUTH AFRICAN ADDRESS. [1898. 

We are glad to notice that you have received ten European 
Candidates for your Ministry, and that the greater part of these 
are to undergo a course of theological training before entering 
upon the actual work of the Ministry. It is exceedingly de- 
sirable in these days, when education is rapidly spreading, 
that all Ministers should be thoroughly equipped for the efficient 
discharge of the duties of their office. We believe that you 
are pursuing a wise policy in endeavouring to secure native 
agents for work among the natives, as it is only by a devoted 
native Ministry that this department of your work can be 
efficiently carried on. 

It has been with deep regret that we have heard of the 
losses you have sustained by death. The Rev. S. Evans Rowe 
for many years occupied an honourable place in our Ministry, 
and his gif^, both as a preacher and administrator, were 
highly valued by us. We have an affectionate remembrance 
of his visit to us at the Conference of 1896. We are convinced 
that his death has been an irreparable loss to you. The Rev. 
George A. Theobald was esteemed by us as a Minister of high 
character and of great usefulness. We trust that these losses 
will be overruled by the wise providence of God for the 
furtherance of the gospel among you. In times of great 
bereavement we find comfort in remembering the saying of 
our venerable founder, ** God buries His workmen, but carries 
on His work," 

We heartily and unanimously approve of the nomination of 
the Rev. William Wynne as your President for the year 1899. 
He is known to us as one of your most able and successful 
Ministers, and we rejoice in the gifts with which God has 
endowed him. We trust that his year of office may be one of 
great happiness to him and of rich blessing to you. 

We have to rejoice over the success which God has graciously 
given to us. The past year has been one of great activity in 
many directions, and we report a net increase of 3,279 in our 
Membership. 

Our Conference has been one of the most important in the 
whole history of Methodism. Ministers and Laymen manifest 
a spirit of great hopefulness, and are confidently expecting that 
the coming year will be marked by a great revival in all our 
Circuits. With perfect unanimity and great heartiness the 
Conference has adopted the Twentieth Century Scheme, and 
an appeal is to be made to the members and adherents of our 



1898.] ANSWER TO SOUTH AFRICAN ADDRESS. 449 

Church to raise a sum of One Million Guineas as a thank- 
offering to God. 

We earnestly pray that the blessing of God may rest upon 
your work in ever-increasing measure, and we solicit your 
prayers in our behalf. 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference, 

MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary. 

Hull, 
July 27, 1898. 



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4SO [1898. 



THE ADDRESS 

OF THE 

EIGHTH GENERAL CONFERENCE 

OF THE 

AUSTRALASIAN WESLEYAN METHODIST CHURCH 

TO THE 

BRITISH CONFERENCE. 

Honoured Fathers and Brethren, — 

We greet you in the name of the Lord. " Grace to you 
and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ" 
The tie that unites us to you is strong, and tender, and sacred. 
Though dwelling at the ends of the earth, and separated 
from you by great oceans and continents, we are essentially 
one with you. We are your spiritual children, inheriting like 
privileges and obligations, and inspired by the same motives 
and hopes. Reverently and gratefully our thoughts turn to 
you. We watch from afar your manifold labours and successes, 
and are ourselves aided and strengthened by the example of 
your zeal and devotion. Your firm adherence to sound doctrine, 
and to all those great Christian principles for which Methodism 
has been distinguished, is also a stimulus to us to walk by the 
same rule, and mind the same thing. 

We have received with great pleasure your address in reply 
to ours sent from the last General Conference, and are thank- 
ful fpr the interest you have expressed in our work in 
Australasia and Polynesia. 

Since the last General Conference closed its sessions in 
Adelaide, our Church has sustained repeated bereavements. 
Among the veterans who have fallen are such men as Isaac 
Harding, Samuel Ironside, James Bickford, Thomas Raston, 
George Daniel and William Poole Wells. Younger men have 
likewise been taken, notably the beloved aiid consecrated 
Robert Morris Hunter, cut down in the prime of his years. 
Some of our leading laymen have also died, the name of 



1898.] AUSTRALASIAN ADDk£:^S. 45* 

Charles Drew occupying m this list a foremost place. We 
have missed likewise from our counsels in the present Con- 
ference men whom Methodism has most delighted to honour. 
There has been a touch of pathos in the absence, through the 
slow accumulation of years, of such a quartette of worthies 
as the Rev. Dr. Waugh, John 'Watsford. John Cope, and 
William A. Quick. But the God of our fathers is also our 
God. " The best of all is, God is with us.'* 

The General Conference of 1897 has been held in Pitt Street 
Church, Auckland, New Zealand; under the efficient Presidency 
of the Rev. Henry T. Burgess, who, during a lengthened 
ministry in Australia, has rendered important service to the 
Methodism of these lands. The last General Conference held 
in this Colony was in 1884. Methodism has strongly 
established itself here ; it is a potent factor in shaping the life 
and destiny of the people. Full of life and vigour, it is 
essentially loyal to the pattern received. Its growth has been 
rapid and sure. Auckland itself is a strong Methodist centre, 
and the attachment of our people to their Church is warm, 
living, and real. 

The place occupied by Methodism in Australasia is an 
important and responsible one. The strength of our Church is 
partially indicated in our statistical returns. We have 55,878 
Church Members, with 2,605 on trial for membership, and 
5,280 catechumens, while our attendants on public worship 
number 362,325. Added to this we have in connexion with 
our South Sea Missions 35,133 Church Members, 5,752 on 
trial, 11,741 catechumens, and 123,795 attendants on public 
worship. The rapid growth in the population of Western 
Australia, consequent upon the opening up of the gold-fields, 
has led us to vigorous effort in that quarter; and so great 
have been the successes achieved that the General Conference 
has constituted the Western Australia District a separate 
Annual Conference. The new arrangement is to take effect in 
the year 1900. 

The proposal to unite the various sections of the Methodist 
Church throughout Australasia into a compact and organic 
unit, in accordance with the resolutions of the General Con- 
ference of 1894, is being carried into effect. In New Zealand 
a partial amalgamation has taken place. Three out of the 
four branches of Methodism have united, but the Primitives 
have elected to remain apart for the present The union of 



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452 AUSTRALASIAN ADDRESS. [1898. 

the Methodist Churches in Queensland has been d^nitely 
agreed upon, and is fixed to take effect in 1898. In Soath and 
West Australia tiie union of all the Mediodist Churches is on 
the eve of accomplishment, what is regarded as the test vote 
having already been taken. ^ In the colonies of New South 
WaleSy Victoria, and Tasmania, the subject of Methodist Union 
holds a foremost place, and Members and Trustees in laige 
majorities have declared themselves in its fovour. We are 
grateful for the progress the Union movement has made, and 
trust that in the near future the Methodism of Australasia 
will be one and undivided 

The duty of our Church in relation to the heathen has 
engaged the earnest and prayerful attention of the Conference. 
The Rev. Geoige Brown, D.D., the honoured General Secretary 
of Foreign Missions^ has recently paid an official visit to the 
Islands, and reports favourably of the work that is bdng done 
by our Missionaries. He regards the progress made in 
New Britain and New Guinea as wonderful. The Rev. 
Frederick Langham, after a long and honourable career in 
Fiji, has returned to the Colonies, and is now engaged in 
bringing out a revised edition of the Seriptures in the Fijian 
language, under the direction of the Board of Missions. 

In view of our increasing responsibilities, and the need for 
an augmented income, the office of Organising Secretary has 
been created, and the Rev. Benjamin Danks has been appointed 
to that post. The question of extending our field of operations 
to Asia and Japan has been favourably discussed, and is 
remitted to the Board of Missions and to the Annual Con- 
ferences for further consideration. Perhaps one of the most 
remarkable features in connexion with the Church life of 
the Australasian Colonies at the present time is the wave of 
Missionary enthuaasm that has swept over our young people. 

We do not foiget that the footing we have gained as a 
Church in these young communities involves serious responsi- 
bilities, offering as it manifestly does the largest opportunities 
for usefulness. We are anxious to do the work so entrusted 
to us, and to do it well. The same vices that flourish in other 
lands have established themselves here also. The problems 
demanding solution at your hands appeal to us with equal 
urgency. Added to this, we have needs and perils that are 
our own. But we have discovered no new secret of success 
in our warfare with evil. The old weapons are still the only 



1898.] AUSTRALASIAN ADDRESS. 453 

ones that are effective. We do riot undervalue accessory 
means. We allow the necessity of adaptation in our methods 
of working, but we believe that the gospel alone is the power 
of God unto salvation. 

'' Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly 
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that 
worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the Church by Christ 
Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." 

Signed on behalf and by order of the Conference^ 

GEORGE LANE, Secretary. 

AuCltLAND, 

November 22f 1897. 



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THE ADDRESS 



OF THE 



k. 



BRITISH CONFERENCE OF 1898 

TO THE 

GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST 
CHURCH OF CANADA, 1898. 

Reverend and dear Brethren, 

We gladly embrace the opportunity afforded by the 
assembling of your General Conference to convey to you our 
fraternal greetings, and the expression of our afifectionate 
interest in all that pertains to your welfare and progress. The 
lapse of time serves only to prove how deeply your Church is 
rooted in the national life, and how important is the part it takes 
in the development of your institutions. We cannot review 
your history, as it has been so graphically described in the 
centennial memorial volume, nor can we contemplate the 
strength and vigour which from small beginnings your Church 
has reached, without wonder and gratitude. Verily we may 
say, ** What hath God wrought f " His guiding hand is seen 
in every stage of your advance ; and, in spite of human error 
and frailty — and, sometimes, even using these for His own 
gracious purposes — the great Head of the Church has 
brought you to a position of prominence and influence 
which we cannot doubt will make you, if faithful to the 
opportunity created, a mighty power for the salvation of your 
own country, and an instrument in His hands for hastening 
the day when the kingdoms of this world shall become the 
kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ Your phenomenal 



1898.] ADDRESS TO CANADIAN CONFERENCE, 455 

increase of late years is doubtless due lai^ely to the union of 
the several branches of the Methodist family in one undivided 
Methodist Church, and to the advantage this has given you in 
undertaking new work in new communities. Your valuable 
universities and colleges, and the use you are making of these 
to secure a higher standard of ministerial efficiency, contribute 
very largely to your success ; and also the wise adaptation of 
your economy to the conditions and needs of the times and 
of the places in which you labour. But high above all these 
human arrangements, and in them all, we recognise with 
unfeigned gratitude the evidence that the Lord God of our 
fathers is with you. There is no real and abiding success 
without that divine agency which quickens into life souls that 
are dead in trespasses and sins, which leads to a conscious 
reconciliation with God, and to the new birth which is mani- 
fested in the Church by the fellowship of saints, and in the 
world by the strength and beauty of a holy life. We are 
convinced that the scepticism of the age must be met, not pnly 
by intelligent and forceful preaching of the word, but by the 
testimony of Christian experience, and by those miracles of 
the dispensation of the Spirit — constantly repeated, yet ever 
new — by which God reveals Himself in the work of His grace 
and fulfils the promise of our Lord to His disciples that 
'* greater works than these shall ye do, because I go unto 
My Fattier." 

Since we last addressed you the celebration of the sixtieth 
year of the reign of our beloved Queen has been the occasion 
of enthusiastic rejoicing in all parts of the British empire. 
In the remarkable demonstration which took place in London 
last year, we rejoiced greatly that the representatives of the 
Dominion of Canada were so conspicuous and distinguished. 
This event has served to illustrate, not only the extent and 
power of the empire, but the oneness of purpose and senti- 
ment possessing the great peoples that in different parts of 
the world are united under the same supreme authority. 
There are many evidences that English-speaking people and 
the subject races under their sway are drawing together more 
closely than ever. For this we cannot but be thankful, not 
that it may minister to national vanity, to the pride of empire, 
or the thirst for power, but because we believe it to be the 
mission of our race, in the purpose of the supreme Ruler, to 
use power in order to secure to the world Ite V>\«^\x*^ ^^ 



I 
456 ADDRESS TO CANADIAN CONFERENCE. [1898. 

peace, of free institutions^ and above all of a pure, Bible-loving, 
Christian faith. 

The position occupied by the Methodist Church, both in the 
Old Country and in Greater Britain, gives to us a special 
responsibility. It was not without significance that the great 
Evangelical revival under Wesley took place at a time when 
new countries were first beginning to attract the older popula- 
tions. The Methodist Church has in the past exerted a mighty 
influence for good in the formation of the colonial empire, and, 
if faithful, will make itself felt everywhere in moulding and 
directing the future that is opening before us. 

Of late years we have encouraged our people in this country 
to take a larger share in discharging the duties that devolve 
upon us as citizens. We cannot think it right to leave public 
offices in the hands of irreligious and superstitious men. 
Members of our Church are now rendering faithful service to 
God and to the State in the House of Commons, in county, 
city, and town councils, in boards of education, and in the 
administration of the law. 

The Evangelical Free Churches in England have recently 
entered upon a closer fellowship in a movement which we are 
assured has no political purpose, nor necessary antagonism to 
any other section of the Church, but which is intended to 
exhibit the essential unity of those taking part in it, to maintain 
the scriptural idea of the Church, to promote united effort for 
the salvation of the people, and to present a combined front 
against the insidious attacks of Romanism, which in late years 
have been more dangerous inside the Established Church than 
out of it. 

Our Conference just closing has been characterised by a 
special sense of the divine presence. The devotional exer- 
cises have received more than usual attention, and have been 
seasons of great blessing. Peace prevails through all our 
borders. We are again able to report a considerable in- 
crease in our membership. This, however, owing to our 
methods of computing Church membership, is an incomplete 
indication of the progress we are making. About forty ad- 
ditional Ministers have been called out by this Conference to 
meet the expansion of our work at home, whilst the revived 
interest in Foreign Missions has justified us in sending out 
sixteen additional Missionaries. 

In chapel-building ^*e have had a record year. The outlay 



1898.] ADDRESS TO CANADIAN CONFERENCE. 457 

on new schemes sanctioned during the year exceeds ;^4oq,ooo. 
This includes several costly projects for the erection of large 
halls in the great centres of population, designed ^especially 
for the working classes. Our Missions in the large towns 
have been eminently successful, whilst some old chapels, in 
the midst of poor populations, that were at one time a diffir 
culty, and almost a despair, have been so adapted to the new 
conditions that they are crowded with the very people we 
most desire to reach. 

Our trust property was never in easier financial circum- 
stances. We have expended nine millions sterling on new 
undertakings during the last thirty-five years, and yet the 
total debt on our entire property does not exceed one yearns 
income from the same. Our Chapel Fund for Loans without 
interest has assisted in the extinction of a large amount of 
debt — the money previously paid in interest having been 
made available for the payment of debt. From this fund a 
sum of nearly ;£^50o,ooo has been lent or re-lent to trustees 
of chapels, who have repaid the same in equal half-yearly 
instalments with perfect regularity. 

We have resolved to celebrate the advent of the twentieth 
century by raising a Fund of one Million Guineas, to be applied 
in the erection of new chapels, halls, and schools, in the pro- 
motion of education, in aid of Home and Foreign Missions, 
and in the erection of a Memorial Building or Church House 
in the West End of the metropolis. The special feature of 
this efiort is that we are to aim at raising one million guineas 
by the gifts of one million Methodists. By this means we 
hope, whilst receiving the large contributions of wealthy 
friends, to secure the co-operation of all our people — even the 
poorest. The resolutions on this subject have been arrived at 
with perfect unanimity, and we trust that the financial result 
will not be the most important benefit, but that the spirit of 
prayer and consecration associated with the effort may be 
followed by an increase of spiritual power. 

We were gratified to welcome again your honoured Repre- 
sentative, the Rev. £. H. Dewart, D.D., whose pulpit ministra- 
tions and able and lucid exposition of your aims and work 
were highly appreciated. 

This address will be conveyed to you by our Representative, 
the Rev, Walford Green, one of our ex-Presidents. We com- 
mend him to your affectionate regard as a brother greatly 



458 ADDRESS TO CANADIAN CONFERENCE. [1898. 

beloved, who has long held a front-rank position in our 
Ministry, and in the councils of our Church. 

*' Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to 
present you faultless before the presence of His glory with 
exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and 
majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.'' 

Signed OM behalf and by order of the Conference^ 

MARSHALL HARTLEY, Secretary, 

Hull, 
August I, 1898. 



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APPENDIX I. 
THE ROLL OF THE REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 

In addition to the Members of the Legal G>nference who 
declared at the May Synods their intention to be present 
at the Conference, the following Ministers and Laymen were 
duly chosen to attend the Conference in its Representative 
Session : 

Assistant Secretaries of the Conference, 

Not being Membirs of th$ Ligal Conftrma. 

Rev. Ralph M. Spoor, | Rev. R. Waddy Moss. 

Rev. William J. Brown. 

Chairmen of Districts in Great Britain, 
Not being MimbiTs of the Legal Conferena, 



Rev 


. H. Epworth Thompson, 


Rev. Thomas J. Choate, 




W. Rodwell Jones, 


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John W. Crake, 




John Gould, 


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James Pratt, 




WilUam J. Hutton, 


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Joseph Shrimpton, 




Henry G. HighHeld, B,A., 


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Thomas T. Lambert, 




Charles A. CoUingwood, 


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WUUam Griffiths, 




J. Crompton Sowerbutts, 


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Edward J. Brailsford, 




George H. Shafto, 


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Bamford Burrows, 




Richard Jenkin, 


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George R. Graham, 




Rice Owen, 


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T. Galland Hartley, 




Charles H. Floyd, 


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Henry T. Brumwell. 



Representatives of Departments, etc., 
Not being Members of the Legal Conference, 

Rev. William T. A. Barber, M.A., B.D., Missions, 
„ Robert CuUey, Sunday-school Union, 
„ G. Armstrong Bennetts, B.A., Temperance, 
„ Charles £. Wansbrough, Children's Fund. 

Six Ministers Stationed in Foreign Districts. 



Rev. Sydney R, Hodge, M.R.C.S., 
„ Thomas Little, 
„ William H. Maude, 



Rev. Joseph Parson, 
„ J. Dawson Sutcliffe, 
„ W. Ripley Winston, 



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THE ROLL OF THE 



[1898. 



Ministers elected to supply VACANaES in the Legal 

Conference. 



Rev. William Perkins, 

Charles H. Crookshank, M.A., 



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Rev. Henry Soper, 
Henry Bone. 



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Lay Treasurers of 

Mr. Williamson Lamplough 
William Tunstill \ 
John Cooper / 
William Mewbum, D.L. 
William Hunt 
Thomas Walker 

Sir George Smith . 

Mr. Peter F. Wood \ 
Thomas Bamsley / 
John Lees Barker . 

His Hon. Judge Waddy, Q.C 

Mr. Alexander M'Arthur, D.L. 
Robert W. Perks, M.P. 



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General Connexional Funds. 

Missumary Soeitty, 
General Chapel Fund, 

Children's Fund (JiiainUnance), 

,t 'tt (Education), 

Home Mission and Contingent Fund, 
Theological Institution Fiin{i, 

Education Fund, 

Auxiliary Fund, 

Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund. 

Extension of Methodism Fund, 



Lay Representatives elected by the Conference. 



1895. 

Mr. Thomas G. Osbom, M.A., 
„ Percy W. Bunting, M.A., 
Major-Gen. A. H. £. Campbell, 
Mr. William H. Stephenson, 
„ Thomas R. Ferens, 
„ J. Bayley Lees. 

1896. 

Mr. Moses Atkinson, 
William Craze, 
Isaac A. Mack, 



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Mr. John Broxap. 
„ William Luxon, 
Dr. James Wood, 

1897. 

Mr. Thomas H. Bainbridge, 
„ William Middlebrook« 
Sir George Hayter Chubb, 
Mr. Thomas P. Wansbrough, 

Thomas F. C. May, 

Alfred Jermyn. 



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Ministers and Lay Representatives elected by the 

Annual District Synod& 

the first london district. 

Mr. 



Rev. Arthur Wood, B.A., 
J. Cornelius Wright, 
John Henry Greeves, 
John E. Wakerley, 
Dr. Nicholson, 
Nehemiah Curnock (b), 
T. J. Walker Sargent, High- 
gate, 
Joseph Hibberd, New Bamet, 



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John G. Widdicombe, London 

(Tottenham), 
John Osborne, Southend, 
George W. Munt, Highgate, 
J. Calvert Coates, London 

(Mildmay Park), 
Josiah Gunton, Clapton, 
John Crowle Smith, London 

Mission, Central, 
Ezra T. Wilks, Watford. 



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1898.] 



REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 



461 



TH£ SECOND LONDON DISTRICT. 



Rev. £. Lightwood Smith, 
J. Havelock Thompson, 
George Sanderson, 
Allen Rees, 
Mr. Heijry HoUoway, Tooting, 
William Hedges, paling and 

Acton, 
William Robert Rider, London 
(Great Queen St.), 






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Mr. J. Bamford Slack, B.A'> Lon- 
don Mission, West Central, 

John H. Lile, London Mission, 
West Central, 

J, Wesley Walker, Windsor, 

John Robert Pease, Chertsey 
and Walton, 

Edwin Underwood, Brentford, 



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THE THIRD LONDON DISTRICT* 



Rev. Jabez Ingram, 

Thomas H. Whitamore, 

George Charter, 

William E. Codling, 
Mr. H. Wallace Soutter, Bromley, 

Frederick Atkinson, Hastings, 



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Mr. W. Vogel Goad, London (Mos- 
tyn Road), 
Joseph Verran, London (Brix- 
ton Hill), 
Charles J. Thomas, Blackheath, 
Charles Bell, Bromley. 



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THE BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. 



Rev. John T. Waddy, B.A., 

„ Rutland Spooner, 

„ George Davies, 

„ George Penman, 
M r. George Warren,Luton (Waller 
Street), 

„ John M. Siddons, Oundle, 



Mr. David D. Chisholm, Welling- 
borough, 
Thomas Wetherell, North- 
ampton (Queen's Road), 
Robert W. Bryant, St. Ives 
and Huntingdon, 
„ George Royle, Bedford (St. 
Paul's). 



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THE KENT DISTRICT. 



Rev. W. Langdon Brimmell, 
„ J. Bawden Allen, 



James Fletcher, 
Mr. George Johnson, Faversham, 



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Mr. Benjamin Gough Berry, Faver- 
sham, 
„ George F. Baker, Maidstone, 
William L. Cox, Ticehurst. 



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THE EAST ANGLIA DISTRICT. 



Rev. William Farmer, 

„ James Hope Moulton, M.A., 
Mr. Edward Pretty, Ipswich, 

„ John Woolmer Thome, Down- 
ham Market, 



Mr. Edwin Jackson Lyth, Dere- 
ham, 
„ Henry James Parson, Cam- 
bridge. 



Rev. Thomas Bennitt, 
George Dyer, 
Irving Armstrong, 



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Mr. Ernest Tarrant, Witney, 



THE OXFORD DISTRICT. 

Mr. Arthur Fairfax, Banbury, 
„ James Nix, Oxford, 
„ T|iopii^9M^ce,Chippin^l^ortoa< 



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Rev. Henry Cmnow, 
ff Hcmy Jcnord, 



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GeoiiSeT. Dixon, 
Mr. Thomas Hoiieboii,WeyiDootb, 
„ John Hajnes, Swanage^ 



Mr. Alfred George 
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WiUiaBi GoodwiB ^VUfecsBady 



Rev. Armand J. T. Le Gros, 
Mr. Frederick Jean, Jersey (Eng- 
lish;, 



Mr. Hemy D. 

(FroMih), 



THE DEVONPORT AKD PLTMOUTH IHSTSlCr. 

' Mr. Thomas 



Rev. J<rfm Fngland, 

„ JohnW. 

f, Henry I^ewis, 
Mr. John Giles, Tavistock, 

„ John Frederick Winnicott, Ply 
month (King Street), 



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Robert Olhrer, 
Geoige Heniy Lang^ 
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THE CORNWALL DISTRICT. 



Rev. Arthur E. Sbarpley, BJ)., 

Thomas Richards, 

Charles A. Pollard, 

Edmund Rigg. 
Mr. WiUiam J. Trebilcock, Gwen- 
nap, 






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Mr. Frederick Louis EailyFalmooth, 
John Pkscoe, St. Ansfa^ 
John Doidge^ Tmra^ 
Charies Pengdly, Penzance, 
Edward Mitdiell, St. Ives, 
John Williams^ Redruth. 



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THE EXETER DISTRICT. 



Rev. John Pellow, 
„ Edward H. Scott, 



Nicholas W. Thomlinson, 
Mr. James Barnes^ Tiverton, 



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Mr. William Potter, TaantOD, 
William T. BnMlford, B.A. 

South Petherton, 
Irvin MacGann, Sherborne. 



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THE BRISTOL AND BATH DISTRICT. 



Rev. Benjamin Scott, B.A., 
„ Richard Hopper, 
„ T. Bealey Jefferies, 
„ Philip Hawkes, 
„ John BamSy 
Mr. W. Howell Davies, Bristol 
(Redhmd), 
„ Charles £. L. Gardner, Bristol 
(Portland), 



Mr. Arthur P. ICley, Weston-super- 
Mare, 
H James Banner, Ledbuiy, 
„ Thomas A^ckerstafl^ Dursley, 
„ Francis W. Gedye, Weston- 
super-Mare, 
John W. Gardner, Bristol 
(King Street). 



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REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 



463 



THE CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTRICT. 



Rev. William Wakinshaw, 

,, James S. Bellman, 

„ Timothy Wheatley, 

ft Lancelot Railton, 
Mr. George Shepherd, Cardiff 
(Roath Road), 



Mr. Charles F. Sanders, Cardiff 

^anton), 
„ John W. Hunt, Newport (Mon.), 
„ John Lowdon, Csuxliff (Pen- 
arth), 
David Davies, Pontypool. 



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THE SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 



Rev. Thomas Manuel, 

„ Thomas Jones (c), 
Mr. Edward Rees, Machynlleth, 



Mr. WUUam Hopkin, Cardiff, 
„ Richard WiUiams, Llanidloes. 



THE NORTH WALES DISTRICT. 



Rev. Edward Humphreys, 

Peter Jones Roberts, 

Lewis Owen, 

John Pierce, 
Mr. Jhomas C. Lewis, Conway, 

Joseph Jones, Abergele, 



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Mr. Edward Lewis Rowlands, 
Towyn, 
John Harrison Jones, Denbigh, 
William Williams, Holywell, 
William Owen Williams, Llan- 
dudno. 



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THE BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY DISTRICT. 



Rev. Frederick L. Wiseman, B.A., 
„ William Hunt, 
„ J. Scoley Edman, 
„ Richard Harding (b), 
„ Josiah Flew, 



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John Wright (b), 

Mr. Tilden J. Bisseker, Birming- 
ham (Wesley), 

Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Fowler, G.C.S.L, 
M.P., Wolverhampton 
(Trinity), 

Mr. Thomas W. Cook, Dudley, 



Mr. 



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Charles H. Brampton, Birming- 
ham (Aston Park), 

Ebenezer Parkes, M.P., Bir- 
mingham (Islington), 

John W. Sankey, Wolver- 
hampton (Darlington St), 

W. Fiddian Green, Birming- 
ham (Wesley), 

J. Jenkin Clarke, Birmingham 
(Bristol Road). 

Thomas Barclay, Birmingham 
(Moseley Road), 

Charles Payne, Shrewsbury. 



THE MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 



Rev. E. Blanshard Keeling, 
„ William E. Gardner, 
„ Robert C. Barratt, 
„ Richard F. Broomfield, 
Mr. Edward Holland, Crewe, 
„ George Pedley, Congleton, 



Mr. Spencer Lawton, Burslem, 
„ George Arthur Mitcheson^ 
Longton, 
Philip Henry Cooper, Whaley 

Bridge', 
James Lovatt, Newcastle- 
under-Lyne. 



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THE ROLL OF THE 



[1898. 



THE LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 



Rev. T. Ogden Taylor, 
Stephen Harper, 
John Baker (b), M.A., 
J. Denhelm Brash, 
Thomas Puddicombe, 
Alfred Roebuck, B.D., 
Charles Burbridge, 
Mr. Joseph Beckett, Whitchurch 

(Salop), 
Norval W. Helme, Lancaster, 
James J. Mack, Liverpool 

(Bootle), 



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Mr. John H. Farmer, Liverpool 

(Bootle), 
„ Charles Sherwood Denniss, 

Oswestry, 
„ John £. C Else, St. Helens 

and Prescot, 
„ Charles Pearson, Seacombe, 
John R. Batty, Southport 

(Momington Road), 
Benjamin Brown, Widnes, 



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THE MANCHESTER 

Mr. 



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Mr. 



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Rev. Simpson Johnson, 
John H. Goodman, 
John Kinnings, 
J. Griffin Hodson, 
J. Bourne Jones, 
William R. Stewart, 
John Broxap, Manchester 

(Gravel Lane), 
Henry Brogden, Altrincham, 
Alfred Brookes, Manchester 
(Gravel Lane), 

THE BOLTON 

Rev. William Backhouse, MA., 
Abraham Pearce, 
Samuel Goodyer, 
„ Elijah ShoU, 
„ John Day, 
Mr. James Herbert Rawson, Ac- 

crington, 
„ Jabez Broadbent, Bolton (Park 

Street), 
„ Francis Scowby, Burnley, 



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George Cooke, Chester. 



DISTRICT. 

William Wardale, Manchester 

(City Road), 
Henry Mallalieu, Saddleworth, 
William Raby, Manchester 

(Oxford Road), 
Thomas Willshaw, Manchester 

and Salford Mission, 
Isaac Taylor, Oldham (Wesley), 
Jacob Eamshaw, Sale, 
John Wilkinson, Eccles, 






DISTRICT. 

Mr. William E. Potts, Bolton (Park 

Street), 
„ John Hill Stennitt, Bury, 
John Walker, Blackburn, 
George Edward Greenhaigh, 
Bolton (Wesley), 
„ Francis Davies, Clitheroe, 
„ James Henry Eastwood, Bacup, 
WilliamCunliffe,Bolton(Bridge 
Street), 



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THE HALIFAX AND 

Rev. Walter Scott Page, 
George C. Mayes, 
Stephen Forrest, 
John Nancarrow, 
James F. Pyle, 
Henry Soper, 
Mr. John Henry Beaver, Haworth, 
John William Laycock, Keigh- 
ley, [firth, 

William Butterworth, Holm- 



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Dr. James Crocker, Bingley, 



BRADFORD DISTRICT. 

Mr. Robert Clough, Keighley, 
„ Carmi Smith, Huddersfield 

(Buxton Road), 
„ George Smith, Bradford (East- 
brook), 
James Farrar, Halifax (Rhodes 

Street), 
Frank Patchett, Halifax (St. 
John's), 
„ William Henry Greenwood, 
Halifax (Rhodes Street). 



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REPRESENTATIVE SESSION, 



465 



THE LEEDS DISTRICT. 



Rev. 



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James £lIiS| 

Albert Bishop, 

James Crabtree, 

Joseph Cooper, 

George Oyston, B.A., 

Richard F. Walker, Otley, 

James S. Stocks, Leeds(Chapel 

Allerton), 
Arthur Vinter, M.A., LL.D. 

(Woodhouse Grove), 
Tindale Rippon,Leeds (Oxford 

Place), 



Mr. Edwin C. Bostock (Ossett and 
Horbury), 

Benjamin Whitaker, Leeds 
(Horsforth), 

Charles Houfton, Leeds (Rich- 
mond Hill), 

William Robert Maud, Ponte- 
fract, 

Charles Ralph Massey, Leeds 
(Brunswick), 

Robert Pickersgill, Leeds 
(Hunslet). 



THE SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. 



Rev. John Elsworth, 

Ebenezer Moulton (b), 
James Finch, 
William Wandless, 
Mr. Abel Priestley, Sheffield 
(Brunswick), 
Alfred Bowen Clark, Wath- 
upon-Deame. 



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Mr. Richard Corker, Rotherham, 
William Woodcock, Bamsley, 
Thomas Wood, Sheffield (Ebe<* 

nezer), 
John Buckley Eaton, Sheffield 

(Norfolk Street), 
John Aizlewood, Sheffield 

(Park), 



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THE NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY DISTRICT. 



Rev. Amos Burnet, 

William Cooke, 

John Percy, 

Thomas Craven, 

William Bradfield, BA., 
Mr. Robert Alcock, Mansfield, 

Thomas O. Quibell, Newark, 

Arthur W. Black, Nottingham 
(Wesley), 

Samuel H. Rowley, Woodville 
and Swadlincote. 



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Mr. John Brownlow, Melton Mow- 
bray. 

John Wills, Derby (Green 
Hill), 

Samud Parkes, Nottingham 
(Halifax Place), 

Thomas H. Gray, Nottingham 
(Wesley), 

John E. Crofts, Leicester 
(Humberstone Road), 

Robert Wilkinson, Grantham. 



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THE LINCOLN DISTRICT. 



Rev. William C. Bourne, 

„ Marmaduke Riggall, 

„ Joseph B. Alger, 
Mr. William Cash, Spalding, 

„ John William Heamshaw, 
Spalding, 



Mr. William Henry Mumby, Slea- 

ford, 
„ Walter T. Small, Boston, 
„ William Barlow, Bardney, 
„ Joseph Maltby, Lincoln (Wes- 
ley). 



466 



THE ROLL OF THE 



[1898. 



THE HULL DISTRICT. 



Rev. John C Harvard, 
n John C. W. Goatick, 
yi Henry Boney 
„ John Boulter, 
Mr. Edward Cowbam, Hull (Great 

Thornton Street), 
„ John Heniy Aiinstrong, 
Grunsby (George Street), 



Mr. Samuel Henry Holmes, Hull 
(Great Thornton Street), 

Wflliam Smith EUiott, Hull 
(Waltham Street), 

Harry Stamp, Brigg, 

Thomas Robtnson Ferens^ Hull 
(Kingston), 

John SpiUman, VHthemsea, 

John Dugg^eby, Beverley. 



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THE YORK DISTRICT. 



Rev. James Todd, 
„ Henry J. Atkinson, 
„ W. Boswell Lowther, 

Mr. Samuel Ibbetson, York (W 

ley), 
„ Thomas Liversidge, Sdby, 



Mr. William Hornby, Scarborough) 
„ Robert William Foster, Selby, 
„ Benjamin Stoker Wales, York 

(New Street), 
„ John Hawking, Boroughbridge, 



THE WHITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT. 



Rev. Sidney J. P. Dunman, 
„ William M. CanneU, B.A., 
„ William J. Rogers, 

Mr. Richard W. Vick, Hartlepool, 
„ Thomas Carter, Middles- 
brough, 



Mr. Michael J. Ferens, Bishop 
Auckland, 
Michael Watson, The Shildons, 
WUliam Walker, Darlington 

(Bondgate), 
John Langstafife, Teesdale. 



tt 



tt 



THE NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE DISTRICT. 



Rev. W. Hemingway Shaw, 
„ Edward D. Dannatt, 
„ Thomas Bolton (a), 
„- W. Ovington Robinson, 
„ Walter £. Fletcher, 
Mr. George Parkinson, Durham, 
John R. Coates, North Shields, 



tt 
tt 



Charles F. Sutcliffe, South 
Shields, 



Mr. Thomas A. Potts, Newcastle 

(Blenheim Street Mission), 
Thomas Batty, Wolsingham, 
John L. Watson, Gateshead 

(High West Street), 
John Dodd, Sunderland (Faw- 

cett Street), 
William Clough, Gateshead 

(High West Street), 



tt 
tt 



tt 



tt 



THE CARLISLE DISTRICT. 



Rev. J. Bond Charles, 
„ Thomas Arrowsmith, 
Mr. John Williamson, Blatyport, 



Mr. John James Moffett, Kendal, 
Henry Fisher, Cockermouth 
and Keswick. 



ft 



1898.] REPRESENTATIVE SESSION. 467 

THE ISLE OF MAN DISTRICT. 

Rev. Sidney Mees, | Mr. Thomas Sansbury, Castletown. 

THE SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 



Rev. Richard Smith, 
,, James Conder Nattrass, B.A., 

B.D., 
y r. Charles B. Dayidson, LL.D., 

Aberdeen, 



Mr. John Marshall, Glasgow (St. 
John's), 
„ Herbert B. Law, Glasgow 

(Claremont Street), 
„ Robinson Dixon, Leith, 
j, James Watson, Edinburgh. 



ZETLAND. 

Rev. Joseph Warwick Armstrong. 



4<<8 



[■85«. 



APPENDIX II. 
ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



D CHURCH HIHIUSB KSPOItTRD T( 

9 or omciATiJ'o 
■898-9i 



CimirT AMD Statioh. 



6j' 



Fisar LoHDOH Dimticr.! 
Romford (Wirley) ...|Rev. 

Hertferf........ .....Rev. 

Southend (Shocbury- 

nesa) Rev. 

Colchester ;Rev. 

Harwich jRev. 

Second LondonOistrict. 
LondoD Garrison and; 

Armyand NavySub-'Rev. 

CommittEc 

Brentford (Hounslaw) 

Kingston 

Windsor 

Guildford 

Sandhurst 

Aldersbot ! 

Third London District. 

Blaclchrath(Greenwlch 
Hospital School) ... 

Woalwich 

Caterham Depot 

Hastings 

Sussex Mission, East... 

Eaatboumc 

Brighton I 

Bedford and NobthampJ 
Bedford (St. Mary's) . 

Huntingdon , 

Nonhflmpion 

Davenlty {Weedon)...|Rev. 



C. D, Thomu ... 

J. Jutaum 

. E. Houcrop.... 
.A. B. Sackelt . 
S. Oliver 

. R. W. Allen and 
H. Hocken... 
, J. H. Thompson.. 
. J. Morrison . 
J.F.Pyle.... 

D. Petrson . 
, W. C WilHains.. 
, E. P. Lowiy and 

W«ver ' 

. W. Hawkins... 

T. Ross 

. C. E. Mees, B.A. 

J. Nettleton 

F.W. Moon 

E. R. Gibbens .. 

W.G. Allen 

0. Wardley 

J. Wbincup 

P. C, Ainswortb 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY, 



469 



Kbnt District. 

Canterbury. 

Cliathsm Garrisoii 

Gravescnd 

Sheemess 



Folkestone 
cliffe Camp, 

De»I 

Lydd 

Maidstone .... 



(Shor 



Rev. B. E. Hawkins... 
[lev. J. A, Aldington.. 

Rev.J. P, Eiton 

Rev. C. L. Tabraham 
,E.G.ChBrlesworth 

Rev.W.L.Brimmell.. 

Rev.J. LGrice 

Rev. J. Carlwright.... 
Rev. T.C. Edwards.. 



East Angua District. 

Norwich 

Ipswich 

Fe1ixatone(l.aiulguard 

Fort) 

Great Yarmauth ., 
Bury St. Edmunds 
Ely. 



OxroKD Disnuci. 

Oxford 

High Wycombe... 
Reading 



PORTaMODTn DlBTRlCT. 



Farebam 

Dorchester 

Weymouth 

Portland 

Christchurch 

Newport (Parkhuist) 

Freshwater Forts 

Ryde (Sandown) 

Southampton (Netley 

HospiUI) 
Winchester 
Chichealer , 



Rev. R. H. Uoyd 
Rev. A. Wainwrieht... 
Rev. B. 1. K. Cowling, 



Rev. A, E. Butler.., 
Rev.'jiprTayior"!! 



ev. D. Kemp and 
A. E. Pearson ... 
Rev. H. S. Barton 
Rev. T. Roberts (a) 

Rev. H. Jefford 

Rev. E. Seller 

Rev. J. R. Bennett 

Rev. F. Kellett 

Rev. G. K. Osbom 
Rev. E. Milner 



Hs| 



Rev. C. J. Barton ,. 

Rev. I. Pollitt 

Rev. H. Gibson 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY, 



[1898. 



Cbahnel Islands Dii 
Guernsey (English) ... 
Alderney (Englbh) ... 
Jetaey (English) 



Dgvonport and P 
MOUTH Disnuo'. 
Devo oport — Plymouth 
Dartmouth .^ 



Cornwall District. 

Falmouth 

Bodmin 



EiETER District, 

Exeter 

Tauntoii 

Torquay (Torbay),,, 



Bristol and Bath Dis 
Bristol (King St) . 

Devlica 

Trowbridge 

Stroud (Orencester) 

Honmouth 

Hereford 



Cardiff and Swansea 
Cardiff (Wesley) 
Newport 



Hay 

Haverfordwest (Mil- 
ford) 

Pembroke Dock 

Tenby 



North Wales Dibtuci, 

Beaumaris 

Aberystwyth 

k Carnarvon ..< 



Rev. H. H. Vowles 

Rev. J. Ogden 

Rev. O. Jones 



Rev. G. Soulhall 

Rev. M. W. Mount- 
ford, B.A 

Rev. T. Wheatley , 



Rev. J. A. Ingle, M.A. 

Rev. F. H. Harry 

Rev. W. T. Gill 



Rev. R. W. Rees .... 
Rev. W. J. Tucker . 

Rev. W. Lang 

Rev. H. H. MJnchin . 



j1| 



I89S.] 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



BlKMlHGHAM ft ShRRWS 

Bnn{^m(BelinODt Row) 

Worcester 

Coventry 

LeuiilDgtoii(Wi 
Shrewsbury .„ 



Rev. W.J. Elvy 

Rev. R. Harding (h). 
Rev. W.J. Rogers „ 

Rev. D. Bate 

Rev, H.B.Clough... 



Liverpool DtsnucT. 
Waterloo (Seaforth). 

Holyhead"!!!!!!!!!!!.'! 

Wrexham 

Waningfton 

Preaton (Wesley)..., 
Blackpool (Fleetwood) 
Lancsiter .. 
Welshpool., 



Manchester Distkict. 
Manchester (Great 

Bridgewater St.) ... 
MancheMer(R'gnt. Rd.) 
Aahton-iinder-Lyne ... 

BoLTOH District. 

Burnley 

Bury 



Rev. T. Kirkup... 
Rev. J. B. Jones 
Rev. W. Robinson (a) 
Rew.W.J. Baker.. 
Rev. G. Harbottle. 

Rev. J. Bama 

Rev. T. Jackson . 
Rev. J. Crump .... 



Leeds Dtmucr. 
Leeds (Brunswick) 
Pontefract 



Rev. T. Dargue 

Rev. W.J. Burrow ... 
Rev, R.Cro2ier 



Rev. J, H, Jafkson ... 79 



sj 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



[1898. 



HOLL DUIKICT. 

Hull Hisaon ... 



Yore District. 

York (Centenary)... 
Scarborough 

■WbITBY AND DaRUNOTON 

Redcar 

Hartlepool 

Bamanl Castle ... 
Richiaond, Yorks 



MrwcASTLE District. 
Newcastle(Bninswick) 
North Shields (Tyne- 
mouth) 

Berwick-on-Tweied ... 



Carlisle District. 

Carlisle 

Dumfries 



Scotland District. 
Edinburgh (Nicolsc 

Square) 

Leith 

Glasgow (North-we 

Mission) 

Greenock 

Ay 

StidiDg 



Dundee .... 

Perth Missii 
Hontrose . 
Inverness . 



Rev. R. Hiddleton .. 



Rev.A. Palmer,... 
Rev. G. MacNeill . 

Res. F. Friend 

Rev. A. Reeve .... 



Rev. J. W. Lightley. 

Rev. W. D, Pellatt .. 
Rev. J. E. Doubleday.. 
Rev. G. Terry, B.A. 



Rev. B. Burrows . 



Rev. F. Piatt, B.D. .. 



J. Morton 

Rev. B. Robinson 

Rev. T. L. Withingloi 



1898.] 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



Dublin GarriaoQ 

Kmgatown 

Drogheda 

TuUsmore 

Athlone 

Curragh, Newbridge, and Ni 

Mullingar 

Waterford 

Clonmel 

Tipperary 

Pethard 

Kilkenny 

Cork and Ballincoltig 

-QuEcnstown 

Youghal 

Tralee 

Fermoy and ButtevsnC 

Limerick 

Parsoastawn 

Sligo 

Caatlebar 

Enniskillen 

Londonderry 

Oroagh 

Belfast 

Dundai'k ..!.!!..'..!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Armagh 



Rev, T. Moran (b) 



V. J. W. Currotbera 
V. G. R. Wedgwood 
If. T. E. Gibson 



:. WiUiam Harpur .. 
'. William I- Coade 
I. R. M. Morrison, B 
h Stewart Smith 



1-1 1| 



w, H. H. Cornish 

V. W. J, Clayton 

V.J. O. Park, B.A. 

V. Robert Knowlea 

V. W. M'Vitty 

1. G. L. Webster, Mj\, 

V. Thomas Greer 

V. J. C. Waugh 

V. Thos. Rothwell 

tf. J. E. Green 

V. George Robinson 

V. H. J. F. Ranson 

V. William A. Bracken,., 

V. Sainud Weir 

V. James D. Foster, M.A. 

V. P, Martin 

». W. E. Daly. B.A 

V. Charles H. Strong ... 

V. William Maguire 

V. F. A. Trotter 

V. Robert Boyd, M.A. ,. 
V. S. T, Boyd, B.A , 






ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 
COLONIES, Etc. 



[1898. 



EUROPE, 

Gibraltar 

Malta and Cyprus ... 



INDIA, Etc. 

Colombo 

Trincomalee 



Madras (English) 

5t Tfaamas' Mount .. 

Poonamallee 

Bellary , 

Nizam's TsRaiioHY. 
Sccunderabad 



Bangalore .. 

WelUngton 

Calcutta 

Dinapore 

Bamckpur 

Dum Dum 

DaTJeeling 

LncKNov ... 

Bareilly & Ranikbet... 

MainiTal 

Shahajanpur 

Horadabad 

Jliinal 

NaugODS 

u^BmARES 



Rev. W. H. Sarchet 
eff.JohnUverack, O.S. 
Watkins (Soudan Expe- 
dition), and £. C. Barton 



Rev. J. Breed en 
Rev. T. Little ., 
A Lay Agent . . 



Rev. B. Pratt . 



Rev. W. H. Har 



Rev. W. D. Frater... 
Rev. S. H.Kear3ey... 

M.E. Church 

Presbyterian 

M. E, Church 

M. E. Church 

M.E. Church 

Rev. C. P. Cape 

Visited 

" !v. A. T. Cape 

Rev. S. H. Gregory 



1898.] 



ARUY AND ROYAL NAVY. 





OrrcciATmc Mihutkb, 


Al 




Koir 


St»iw. 


^1 


1 

1 

30 

25 

3 

i 

9 

35 
35 

It 

>S 
5 


11 

40 


JABAU-OB 




14 
4 
60 

>5 

1 

76 
46 
3 
7 
40 

i 

47 

Hi 

69 

P 

197 

•4 

163 
33 

38 

il 

AS 

49 
54 
59 
39 


S«D6M-, etc 


Visited 








Visited^ ;■ 






K-.^pt-. 








POONA 












KhmdalLi 


Visited 










Hhow 




Neemuch 


vt^L^T ". ::::"" 


NaairalMKl 




Kabachi 
















Visited.. . . 
















Rev. 0. W. E. Grant 








SuUthn 














Rev. J, H. Bateaon 




M.!^.™^...""::"::::::::::"' 


PreBbyterian Church 












Preabylerittn Church 












Presbyterian Church 

Baptiat Churcib ..,™ 


Delhi 


"'1 



47« 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



[■898. 



Muttra 

Allahabad 

Tirah Field Force 

Cbiha (HongKoQg:) 

AFRICA. 

SmuRA Leone. Freetown... 
Bathurst 

SOUTH AFRICAN CON- 
FERENCE. 

Capetown 

Wynberg 

Simon's Town 

Gmhamstown 

King William's Town 

Pietermiritzburg 

Ladjsmith 

WEST INDIAN CON- 
FERENCE. 

Up Park (imp 

Barbados 

St. Lucia 

NOVA SCOTIA CONFER- 
ENCE. 

Halifax, N.S 

Bcnauda CHamilton) 

(St. George's) ... 
(Sandys, etc.) ... 

BRITISH COLUMBIA 

CONFERENCE. 

Esquimault 

NEW SOUTH WALES 
CONFERENCE, 

Sydney 

M, E. CHURCH, AMERICA. 
Singapore 



Baptist Cburch 

M.E. Church 

M.E. Church 

Rev, J. FindUter 

Rev, A. Woodward 

Rev, W. MusaoQ 

Rev. H. W. Randall 

Rev. J. W.King 

Rev. C. W. Lister 

Rev. R. Jenkin 

Rev. J. H. Gathercole ,,. 

Rev. A. T.Rhodes 

Rev. A, Chaplin 

Rev, G. W. Rogers 

Rev. W. CUff 

Rev. C, C. WaUacc 

;v, George Lockelt 

Rev, J. C. Johnson 

Rev, T, Huckcrby 



Rev,W.RHerti,D.D. 
, Rev. A. Hockin, Amiy 
Re V.J . W.Prestwood, B. D. 

Rev, D. Mickey 

Rev. H. Burgess 

Rev. J. P. Hicks 

Rev, S. Wilkinson 

Rev. F, H, Morgan ! 






898.] 



ARMY AND ROYAL NAVY. 



477 



GENERAL SUMMARY. 





1898. 


1897. 




Declared 
Methodists* 


Church 
Members. 


Declared 
M«thodists. 


Church 
Members. 


Army (Regular). 

Great Britain 


4,408 

935 
7,589 


368 
50 

799 


4,610 

1,134 
7,508 


329 
789 


Ireland 


Colonies, India, etc 


Army (Miutia).* 
Great Britain f 


4,146 
63 


52 


4,146 
63 


S3 


Ireland 


7 






Royal Navy. 
Great Britain •■...••■. 


4,109 
108 

2,774 


175 

3 
132 


3,712 

"3 
2,181 


214 


Ireland 


14 


Foreim 


112 






Totals 


24,>32 


1,579 


23,467 


1,563 





* These Returns are for 1897, those for 1898 not having been received* 
f Of these totals the District Returns only give 2,308;* 4,146 is the 

number given by the War Office Return. 
NJB, — ^The Indian Stations also return 525 Pensioners and Civilians, 

with 214 Church Members, and 401 Soldiers' wives and families. 

Soldiers' and Sailors' Homes have been established by the Wealeyan 
Xethodiit Church at a cost, 10 Ux ai ascertained, of i34|094, at the 
following stations : 

AT HOME : Aldsrshot, Grosvenor Road and North and South 
Camps, Chatham, with two Branches at Sheerness and one at 
Gravesend, The Curragh, Devonport, Eastney, Kilkenny, London^ 
Pirbright, Sandgate, and Woolwich. 

ABROAD : Bangalore, Cairo, Colombo, Dum Dum, Gibraltar, 
Malta, Floriana and Cotonera, Poona, Secunderabad, Trincomalee, 
Umballa, St. Lucia, Simon's Town, Singapore. Of thesei the last 
three are under the West Indian, South African, and Methodist Episcopal 
Churches respectively. 

These Homes ape held on Trust, op by Speoial 
Resrulations fbP the Use and Enjoyment of all 
Membeps of H.M. Sea and Liand Fopoes, Ippespeo- 
tive of RellfiTious Denomination. 



478 



[189S. 



APPENDIX III. 

ABSTRACT OF THE 
REPORT OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 



/. TRAINING COLLEGES. 

t. AVestminster; Students in Training (Men) 120 

2. Southlands. Students in Training (Women) 109 

In September the 60 vacancies in the Westminster College, and the 
J J in the Southlands College, will be filled up from the Lists of 
Successful Candidates who sat at the two Colleges for the Queen's 
Scholarship Examination in December last. 

//. DAY SCHOOLS. 



Total Number of School 
Dbpartmbnts 

Boys 

Girlsf ... 
Infants ... 

Total Na of Day Scholars 

Average Attendance of ditto ... 



Amount of School Pence ... . 

Amount of iGK>vemment Grants : 

Annual Grant ... ;(xaZ|9zo zo 7 

Fee Grant ... 62,825 5 3 

Drawing, Science, 

etc 7,298 zo zz 



Returns for 
Z896. 



742 

53,553 
49,iao 

561723 
159,396 

1^7,343 

£ s, d, 
29,994 6 2 



iAmountofSubscriptionSi Books 
9(^d, etc.... 



••• •■. •*• 



TocAL Income £ 



Cost of Teaching Staff 
Other Expenditure ... 



••• ••. 
••• •.« 



Total Expenditure £ 
Debts reported £ 



191,334 6 9 
25,980 3 10 



247,308 16 9 



199,818 2 I 
58,492 13 2 



258,310 15 3 



63,521 7 2 



.Increase on 
the Year. 



Decrease on 
the Year. 



223 
856 

1,079 



£ 5. d. 



ii9Sx X9 3 
x,034 9 » 

z,S09 6 9 



5 

990 

990 
5" 



£ s.d 
992 19 o 



4,495 15 


I 


4,488 6 
1,307 12 


3 

I 


5,795 18 


4 


6,475 2 


3 



1,787 6 8 
2,780 5 



1898.] 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 



479 



Examination of Pupil Teachers in Religious Knowledge. 
October, 1897. — Marked Excellent, 131 ; Good, 117; Fair, 38 ; 
Moderate, 20 ; Failure, — . Total, 306. March, 1898. — 
Marked Excellent, 216; Good, 151; Fair, 39; Moderate, 8 ; 
Failure, — . Total, 414. 

///. SUNDAY-SCHOOL STATISTICS, 







Z898. 


1897. 


Increase. 


Decrease. 


Sunday Schools — 










Total number 


• • • 


7,225 


7,196 


29 




Number connected 


• •• 


2,927 


2,846 


81 


— - 


Annual cost 


• • • 


;f 78,329 


£na^ 


;^56l 


— 


Number where Catechisms 


or 










Tablets are used 


• • • 


3,916 


4.034 


— 


118 


Number whose Scholars regularly 










attend Public Worship... 


• • • 


5,902 


5,866 


36 


— 


Officers and Teachers — 












Total number 




130,942 


131,097 


— 


155 


Average morning attendance 




43,243 


44,134 


— 


891 


„ afternoon ,, 




72,148 


72,102 
108,085 


— 


44 


Church Members or On Trial 




108,902 


817 




Scholars — 












Total number 




969,484 


962,788 


6,696 




Average morning attendance 




336,410 


340,262 




3,852 


„ afternoon „ 




622,443 


618,638 


3.805 




Under seven years of age ... 




214,602 


212,624 


1,978 




Between seven and fifteen 




503,271 


501,903 


1,368 




Above fifteen 




251,611 


248,261 


3,350 




Church Members 




81,319 


79,199 


2,120 




On Trial ... ... ... 




9,297 


9,436 


— 


139 


Junior Class Members 




72,972 


7^328 


1,644 




Adult Bible-classes and P.S.A. 


V" 










Number of Members in Adult Bible- 










classes not connected with Sun- 










day Schools 


• • • 


49,471 


47,551 


1,920 


— 


Number of Members attending 










P.S.A. Services 


• • • 


8,400 


10,935 


— 


2,535 


Libraries — 












Total number 


t • • 


2,908 


2,915 


— 


.7 


Volumes 


• • • 


881,869 


889,946 




8,077 
7,318 


Readers 


• » ■ 


104,755 


112,073 


— 


Bands of Hope — 












Total number connected with 










Sunday Schools 


• • • 


4,101 


3.998 


103 




Members 


• • • 


404,200 


393,901 


10,299 


— 


Connexional Church Membership — 










Members ... ... 


t * • 


442,010 


438.940 


3.070 




On Trial 


• • ■ 


32,227 


3 ',923 


304 


— 


Junior Class Members 


• • 


76,156 


73,500 


2,656 





Library Grants had since 1875 



^.^V^' 



48o EDUCATION COMMITTEE, [1898. 

IV, CONNEXIONAL SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION. 

2 AND 3, LUDGATE CiRCUS BuiLDINGS, LONDON, E.C. 

The total number of Schools reported this year is 7,225, an increase of 29, 
and the total number of Scholars 969,484, a net increase of 6,696 on the 
year, and an increase of 4,262 above the number ever presented to the 
Conference. The careful enrolment of children who are now outside all 
Sunday Schools should bring us very near the grand total of a million by 
the beginning of the new century. Twelve Districts report decreases of 
8,380; and 22 Districts report increases of 15,076, leaving the net increase 
as above stated. 

The increase of 817 Teachers in Church membership, the substantial 
increase in the average afternoon attendance of Scholars of 3,805, the 
unbroken tendency shown for several years past to retain our Scholars 
who are above 15 years of age (the increase this year is 3,350), and the 
gratifying increase of Scholars in full Church membership of 2,120, and 
of 1,644 added to our Junior Society Classes, and an increase of 81 Schools 
connected with the Connexional Sunday School Union, are cheering 
features. 

Two columns in the returns, however, give the Committee considerable 
anxiety ; vvs, the decrease in the attendance of Teachers and Scholars at 
morning school, and the reported decrease of Schools using the Cate- 
chisms. The average morning attendance of Teachers shows a falling off 
of 891, and of Scholars 3,852. The decrease of the latter is accounted 
for through the falling off of the Teachers' attendance, for the Teachers 
hold the morning attendance of Scholars in the hollow of their hand. 
Where Teachers attend with enthusiasm the Scholars are found ; and 
unless all our Sunday-school authorities take this subject deeply to 
heart, the decrease in the morning School will mean decrease in juvenile 
attendance at Sunday morning worship in onr chapels. 

The intense excitement connected with Saturday afternoon sports, and 
the excursions and ** outings " extending to late on the Saturday night, 
account more accurately for this lamentable fact than even the late hours 
of toil at which many of our Teachers and Scholars are kept ; though, 
undoubtedly, the cause in part is found in the physical exhaustion 
consequent upon the prolonged strain of Saturday night work. 

The other matter is that of the decrease of 1 18 Schools in which neither 
the Conference Catechisms nor the Tablets are used. There is a widely 
expressed desire for the new Catechism, and probably an appreciable 
number of our Schools are awaiting its publication. The Committee 
has again, during the year, given special attention to the subject of 
Catechetical Teaching, and has circulated many thousands of copies of 
a pamphlet prepared by the Union, urging all our Schools to use the 
Conference Catechisms, as the Conference itself has so repeatedly recom- 
mended. The extreme g^vity of the matter has been emphasised, and 
the Committee has shown that the precise method of teaching is left to 
be determined by the School, whether by the Teacher in the class, or by 
the use of the Tablets ; or in those instances in which Teachers neglect 
to use the Catechism books or the Tablets (whether the non-use of our 
Catechisms arises from inability to teach or from indifference), it has 
been pointed out that a very impressive and effective way of teaching 



1898.] EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 481 

still remains open, viz, the catechising of the whole School from the 
desk. While the Committee believes the publication of the new Cate- 
chism will revive the much-needed interest in the subject on all hands, 
it realises keenly the difficulty of making operative the repeated and 
urgent recommendations of the Conference. 

The Committee looks to our Ministers and experienced Officers and 
Teachers to introduce into all our Schools, as systematically as possible, 
the teaching of the Catechism, and, if in no other way, from the disk instead 
of the usual address. Experience has proved that a well-prepared 
catechism lesson given to the whole School from the desk has not failed 
to interest both Teachers and Scholars, and has also been of more abiding 
use than any other kind of address. As a Church we shall fail in our 
duty to the children if we do not definitely and systematically teach our 
distinctive doctrines. 

Children's Sunday was universally observed, and the observance 
becomes more impressive year by year, and more fruitful in the best 
results. In October the Committee issued special literature to every 
School in the Connexion, suggesting the best methods of utilising the 
opportunities of the day, and inviting the afifectionate co-operation of 
Ministers as well as all Sunday-school workers. 

The Secretary has organised Conventions of Sunday-school Teachers 
wherever practicable, and has been greatly assisted by local Sunday- 
school workers, who have given much thought and labpur to secure the 
attendance of village Teachers at great central gatherings. Suggestions 
as to improved methods of work and specimen lessons have been given, 
and as a result there has been the awakening of interest and the 
deepening of spiritual life. 

The appeal of our Irish brethren for the inclusion of the Sunday Schools 
of Ireland in the benefits of the Union has had attention during the 
year, and the Committee recommiends the Conference to permit the 
affiliation of Irish Schools upon the same terms, and to extend to them 
the same advantages, as in Great Britain. 

The Literature of the Union has had encouraging support during the 
year, and trade generally is healthy. The Lantern Department has 
shown a most remarkable development, and the special efforts of the 
Union to provide Illustrated Services for Mission Work and Religious 
Services for Children, through the aid of the lantern, have been well 
supported. 

Pleasant Sunday Afternoons and Adult Bible-cxasses. 

In accordance with the direction of the Conference of 1895 the Sunday- 
school Union Committee addressed a circular to every Superintendent 
Minister, when the Sunday-school Schedules were issued, asking him to 
assist in carrying out the Conference resolution. The returns, as now 
presented, were reported to the Quarterly Meetings in March and to the 
Synods in May, and each Schedule bears the signature of the Super- 
intendent Minister. 

The Committee of the Union has done everything in its power to 
secure accuracy, and thus to report to Conference the Adult Bible- 
classes and Pleasant Sunday Afternoons not connected with Sunday 
Schools. 



482 



EDUCATION COMMITTEE. 



[1898. 



NUMERICAL RETURNS. 



District. 


Number 

of 
P.S.A.'8. 


Number 

of 
McmnBTS. 


Number of 

Members in 

Adult Bible- 

classes. 


First London 

Second London 

Third London 

Bedford and Northampton 

EastAnglia 

Ozfoi'd ... ... ... ... 

Channel Islands 

Devonport and Plymouth 

Cornwall 

Bristol and Bath 

Cardiff and Swansea 

South Wales 

North Wales 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury 

Macclesfield 

Liverpool 

Manchester 

Bolton ... 

Halifax and Bradford 

X^CCU9 ••• ••• ••• ••• ••• 

Sheffield 

Nottingham and Derby 

(^coln ... 

{lUU ... ... >•> ... ... 

» orik ... ... ... ... ... 

Whitby and Darlington 

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 

wariisie ... ■•« ... ... ■•. 

Isle of Man 

Scotland 

Zetland ... • ... ... ... ... 


5 

3 

2 

I 

I 

I 

I 
3 

10 

4 

I 

I 

3 

2 
I 


1,280 

370 
184 

150 
200 

790 

130 
814 

803 
170 

849 
1,680 

280 
700 


891 
686 
679 

570 

1,467 
481 

867 

614 

97 
887 

2,943 

365 
231 

645 

10^731 

1,998 

4,669 

650 

5,365 
1,416 
1,686 

221 
2,054 

867 
2,344 

406 
;6 

783 


Totals for 1897 


39 


8,400 


49,471 


Totals for 1896 


35 


10,935 


47,551 


Increase 


4 




1,920 


Decrease 




2.535 


• 



1898.] 4^3 



APPENDIX IV. 
ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT 

OF THE 

CHILDREN'S HOME AND ORPHANAGE, 

During the year ending March 31, 1898, 1,177 children were 
resident in the several Branches of the Children's Home. 
Besides these, 132 were helped for a time by our Girls' Refuge, 
or lodged in our Holiday House. These numbers show an 
increase of 44 residents, and 31 others, as compared with the 
last year: a fact which goes far to explain the increase ot 
expenditure. Together with this should be remembered the 
higher price of provisions and some other necessaries during 
a portion of the year. 

The new year began with 435 residents in the London 
Branch, 210 at Edgworth, 146 at Milton, 139 at Birmingham, 
and 44 at Ramsey. These numbers will be varied by the 
exchange of Farnborough for Gravesend, and the consequent 
reduction of numbers in that Branch to 100. But the Edgworth 
Colony will be increased to 240, and the Birmingham Colony 
to 175. In Canada and the Emigration Department, a further 
number of 49 should be added, for comparison with last year. 
Beyond this total we cannot go, unless the financial position 
of the Home should soon, and substantially, improve. 

The subscribed ordinary income has been ^20,020 : an 
increase of only j^^^ over the previous year. The local 
income of the several Branches has been ^4,044. The total 
ordinary expenditure has been ^^25,798. This is an excess 
of expenditure over income of j(^,'j22. 

Further, the expenditure on property at the several branches 
has been (excluding Farnborough) ;^i 1,033, ^^ which ^^4,923 
has been anticipated by allocation of legacies and special 
gifls : and ^1,500 is covered by amounts yet to be received. 
It follows that ^4,600 has been spent on enlai^gements and 
improvements of our properties, which will have to be met by 
incoming legacies or special donations. 

The erection of the new buildings at Farnborough has not 

i6a 



484 CHILDREN'S HOME AND ORPHANAGE. [1898. 

been accomplished as quickly as was hoped, and will extend 
far into the new year. The complete account will be pre- 
sented next year : but the erection of this greatly needed new 
Branch (as a substitute for Gravesend, where we have been 
in hired premises hitherto) makes necessary a special appeal 

for £S^^^' 
This expenditure, though so large, has been necessary to 

the proper development and equipment of the entire Insti- 
tution. Even yet, some further outlay is desirable at various 
points ; and especially in the provision of several more houses. 
But, however painful the lack of accommodation, the Com- 
mittee cannot venture further until at least the jQ^fOOO now 
specially asked for is obtained. 

The original work of the Home has been in no degree 
altered or neglected. It is caring for the orphan and outcast 
Of these some cannot, and some ought not, to be brought within 
the range of the Poor Law administration. The Children's 
Home will continue, whatever developments may await its 
work, to care for those who are in most dire and urgent need, 
social and spiritual ; and this without respect to whether any 
money be or be not forthcoming, from any source, to assist in 
their maintenance. 

The experiment of helping epileptic children is being tried 
on a small but interesting scale. The appeals on behalf of 
such children have not been as numerous as was expected, 
and unforeseen difficulties have delayed our obtaining suitable 
premises for them. Temporary arrangements have enabled 
us to receive and aid seven such cases. Nothing more pitiable 
can be conceived than the condition of these young sufiferers. 
It cannot be doubted that in many cases their sufferings may 
be greatly alleviated, and their lives be made brighter and 
more useful. It remains to be seen how far Providence will 
lead us in this department of our work. 

No doubt remains as to the possibility and desirability of 
the attempt to save Methodist and other Nonconformist children 
from the workhouse system. Since the last Conference 
eighty-four such children have been received. Forty-seven 
Boards of Guardians are contributing more or less to their 
expenses ; and the efifort has the hearty approval of the Local 
Government Board. The chief hindrance to a rapid extension 
of this work is the lack of house accommodation. If this 
were provided by the gifts of generous friends, it would soon 



1898.] TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE. 485 

be possible to say that there is no longer a Methodist child in 
any workhouse school. 

Meantime nothing can so forward the fulfilment of these 
hopes as the speedy liquidation of the adverse balance. 



APPENDIX V. 

ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT OF THE 

TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE. 

We report this year 4,634 Bands of Hope, an increase of ii6| 
with a membership 01*439,525, an increase of 9,921 ; and 1,553 
Temperance Societies, an increase of 1 19, with 87,389 members, 
an increase of 2,463. 

We wish our finances were equally flourishing. The income 
is almost the same as last year. Our necessities, however, 
require about double our present income. The Committee 
keeps out of debt, but can only do so by withholding its hand 
from work which urgently requires attention. 

We are able to report little progress in Parliament. This 
aspect of the question is dealt with in the Resolutions to be 
found in the body of the Minutes. During the year 524 
Memorials have been sent to the Government firom the 
December Quarterly Meetings, and 400 Petitions to the House 
of Commons from the March Quarterly Meetings, on the subject 
of Sunday Closing. 

The recommendations of the last Conference concerning the 
Band of Hope Jubilee were generally observed. 

Temperance Sunday is, we believe, observed year by year 
with more care; but there is great room for improvement 
in this matter. Whatever difference of opinion there may 
be amongst us on the question of total abstinence, we are 
one in our abhorrence of drunkenness, and in our horror with 
respect to its awful consequences. The Committee can there- 
fore see no difficulty in the way of the universal observance 
of the recommendation of the Conference. 

This year has been one of severe bereavement. Together 
with the whole Temperance world we are called to lament the 
death of Miss Frances E. Willard, that noble Methodist lady 
who did so much for the realisation of the great ideal of a 
world-wide organisation of women in the cause of Temperance, 
and in all other great causes of philanthropy and social reform. 



i 



486 



TEMPERANCE COMMITTEE. 



[1898. 



From our own midst have gone Jabez Woolley and W» O. 
Quibell, both of whom were earnest supporters of the Temper- 
ance cause with generous gifts of money and with personal 
advocacy, and the latter of whom was for years an active and 
useful member of this Committee. Death has also called from 
our midst J. V. B. Shrewsbury, whose tender brotherliness 
towards the fJEdlen will always be a firagrant memory, and who 
was a model of how to speak Temperance truth in love. Last 
of all, we must name the irreparable loss which we have 
sustained in the death of William Fiddian Moulton, M.A., D.D. 
Of late years Dr. Moulton was one of the most regular attend- 
ants of this Committee, and no one can estimate the benefits 
which this department derived from his sagacious counsels. 



TEMPERANCE STATISTICS, 



(i) Bands of Hope 

Elnrolled Members of Bands of Hope 

Bands of Hope organised according to Conference 
Rules 

Enrolled Members of such regular Bands of Hope 

Bands of Hope not organised according to Con- 
ference Rules 

Enrolled Members of such irregular Bands of 
Hope 

Bands of Hope connected with Sunday Schools 

Enrolled Members of such connected Bands of 
Hope 

Bands of Hope not connected with Sunday 
Schools 

Enrolled Members of such unconnected Bands of 
Hope 

(2) Temperance Societies , 

Enrolled Members of Temperance Societies 

Number of Temperance Societies organised 
according to the Conference Rules of 1877 
with the dual basis 

Number of Members in such Societies 

Number of Temperance Societies organised 
according to the Conference Rules with the 
Total Abstinence basis as sanctioned in 1892 

Number of Members in such Societies 

Number of Societies organised according to 
other Rules 

Number of Members in audi Societies 



1897. 



4,518 
429,604 

2,331 
241,990 

2,187 

187,614 
3,998 

393,901 

520 

35,703 

1,434 
84,926 

65 
4,392 



1,023 
59,134 

346 
21,400 



1898. 



4,634 
439,525 

2,257 
233,563 

2,377 

205,962 
4,101 

404,200 

533 

35,325 

1,553 
87,389 

60 
3,352 



1,106 
63,814 

387 
20,223 



1898.] 4^7 



APPENDIX VI. 

ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT OF 
THE METROPOLITAN CHAPEL BUILDING FUND. 

Erections. — i. Chapel opened : Walthamstow, in the Clapton 
Circuit. Chapels for which plans have been received : 
Cricklewood, in the Kilburn and Hampstead Circuit; New 
Southgate, in the Finsbury Park Circuit ; Twickenham, in the 
Brentford Circuit ; Nunhead, in the Peckham Circuit ; and 
Homsey (enlargement), in the Highgate Circuit. 

2. Temporary Iron Chapels or School Chapels have already 
been erected on most of the twenty sites sanctioned by the 
Committee. Twenty-seven other localities where chapels are 
needed have been brought under the notice of the Committee. 

3. South Central Hall. ;^9,ooo has been promised, on the 
usual conditions. 

Ways and Means. — Receipts, including balance from last 
year, ;^i 5,566 os. 7^. 

1. Received at the Centenary Hall, and from Anniversary 
Collections, ^^4 los, 

2. The total ordinary Metropolitan Contributions amount 

to ;^I,502 125. 4d, 

3. Loans Fund. Repayments, including Interest, have been 
received amounting to ^414. 

Grants, and Interest paid in Lieu of Loans. — ;^3,o7o 
185. gd. 

Investments. — The nominal amount of these is £93,401 
IS. Sd, 



438 [189& 



APPENDIX VII. 

ABSTRACT OF THE REPORT OF 
THE EXTENSION OF METHODISM FUND. 

I. Appucations have been received on behalf of 109 cases, 
and grants have been promised to the amount of ^12,148. 

2. Payments have been made amounting to ^£^31595. 

3. Since the Foundation ot the Fund, assistance has been 
promised to I1963 cases, amounting to ^^138,626. 

4. The Year's Income, including Balance, and Investment 
sold and brought to account, has been ^£^2,938 19s. ^d, 

5. The Year's Expenditure has been ;^3,866 12s. id., 
leaving balance due to the Bank of ^^927 125. lod. 



1898.] 



489 



APPENDIX VIII. 



OFFICE OF THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTION, CHILDREN'S, 

AND AUXILIARY FUNDS. 

Subjoined are two accounts: the first for the charge on 
account of Rooms, the second for the General Working 
Expenses of the office. 



Dr, 



CHARGE ON ACCOUNT OF ROOMS. 



Cr. 



1898. £ s, d. 

June 30. 

To Cash received : 

Auxiliary Fund . . 23 6 8 

Schools' Fund . . 23 6 8 

Theological Institution 11 13 4 

Common Cash . . 11 13 4 



£10 o o 



1898. 

June 30. 

By Cash paid to the 
Wesleyan Missionaxy 
Society for proportion 
of RateSyTaxes, Light- 
ingi etc. • i . 



£ «. <'• 



70 o o 
£10 o o 



July 7, 1898. 



Audited and found correct, 

E. T. JONES, F.CA. 



Dr. 



GENERAL WORKING ACCOUNT. 



Cr, 



1898. 


£ 


5. 


d. 


June 30. 








Cash in hand 


12 


H 


5 


Auxiliary Fund . 


126 


13 


4 


Schools' Fund 


126 


13 


4 


Theological Institution 


60 








Common Cash . 


75 








Children's Fund . 


s 


s 





Education Fund . 


s 


s 





London Mission . 


10 









^421 II I 



1898. £ s. d, 

June 30. 
By Cash paid : 

Clerks' Salaries, Audit 

of Funds, Working of 

Common Cash, Con- 

nexional Assessments, 

Children's Allowances, 

Travelling; Books, 

Printing; Stationery, 

Postages, and all other 

Expenses . . 397 12 2 

Cash in hand . 23 18 11 



£421 II I 



July 7, 1898. 



Audited and found correct, 

E. T. JONES, F.CA. 



49© 



[i«f8. 



APPENDIX 11 

COIQION CASH. 
Tte foOowi^ Tables wfll 



TABLEL 




TABLE n. 






940 



"J »? 



1^ » 



n 2 

■3 9 

tf 17 B 

J911 S 

St o 7 

• 3 S 

■Seu 7 

Sn I 

» 9 



*- T m ttyL JxriHgat iuWZ j> ■^ 



^ -K 




1898.] METHODISM IN WALES, 491 

The Gross Profit on the year's working amounts to 
;^5i2 9s. ^d,f to which must be added the balance on last 
year of £^ 10s. 'jd,, making ;^Si8 os. 4</. to be distributed 
by the Committee at its meeting in October. 

The above Tables will show how great is the advantage of 
the Common Cash system to the Funds of Methodism. All 
Funds that have to borrow obtain their overdrafts on the 
lowest possible terms, viz, the actual Bank Rate of the day, 
and they borrow largely from each other rather than from the 
Bank. Funds having credit balances obtain Deposit rate of 
interest ; in addition to which they receive, according to the 
credit balances they have kept, their full proportion of profits. 



APPENDIX X. 
METHODISM IN WALES. 



The Conference sanctions the creation of a representative body 
to be called "The Welsh Wesleyan Methodist Assembly of 
Wales." This Assembly shall consist, at first, of twenty 
Ministers and twenty Laymen, elected by the North Wales 
Synod, and ten Ministers and ten Laymen elected by the South 
Wales Synod, together with the Chairmen and Financial 
Secretaries of the two Synods, the Welsh Editor and Book 
Steward, the Lay Treasurers of the two Welsh Chapel Funds, 
and one Minister and one Layman each to represent the Welsh 
Churches in London and Manchester. 

Each Synod shall make its own arrangements for defraying 
the cost of its own representatives. 

The Assembly shall meet in the month of June. 

The President of the Conference, instead of attending as 
aforetime the North and South Wales Synods in alternate 
years, shall always attend and preside over the Assembly, 
and shall be accompanied by the Home Mission Secretary, the 
General Chapel Secretary, and one other Minister. 

The Assembly shall nominate a Minister who shall act as 
its President, whenever the President of the Conference shall 
be unable to attend, such nomination to take place at the 
Assembly of the previous year ; except that atth^ to*, ^^aiecsw- 



492 METHODISM IN WALES. [1898. 

bly, and at any subsequent Assembly at which, for any reason, 
the Minister previously designated is unable to preside, the 
Assembly shall elect a Minister, who shall immedmtely enter 
into office. 

A. The Assembly in its Representative Session shall, in 
the first instance, act as a General Committee of Review of 
Welsh affidrs : 

1. The Assembly shall consider the state of the work of 
God throughout the Principality. The Welsh love preaching, 
and much more might be done in organising Eight Days' and 
Fifteen Days' Evangelistic Missions, in the employment of 
Welsh-spefddng Connezional Evangelists, in promoting Mission 
methods in ill-attended chapels, in extending Sunday-school 
work (always a strong feature in Wales), and generally in 
reviving and encouraging our Welsh Churches where they 
are weak and declining. The presence of the Home Mission 
Secretary and the Secretary of the General Chapel Fund will, 
it is hoped, greatly promote these practical objects. 

2. The interests of Foreign Missions shall be advocated at 
this national gathering. 

3. Steps shall be token to revive, organise, and extend die 
order of Local Preachers, who are far too few in Walesf, and 
yet most urgently needed. 

4. The Assembly shall carry out the scheme (already 
sanctioned by the Theological Institution Committee) for the 
training of Candidates for the Welsh Ministry in connexion 
with the Welsh University. 

5. The Assembly shall deal with Welsh Book a&irs, which 
directly concern the whole of Wales, and cannot be satis&c- 
torily considered by two totally distinct Synods that never 
meet together for mutual counsel The great impetus to 
education, which is the special feature of Wales to-day, makes 
this question more important than ever. 

6. It might also be possible to devise methods of raising the 
stipends of those of our Welsh Ministers who are distressingly 
underpaid. 

7. The Assembly shall consider, in the interests of Wales, 
those great moral issues, such as Temperance, Social Purity, 
Lord's Day Observance, Anti-Gambling, and Peac^ which the 
Conference has from time to time declared are a necessary 
part of the work of National Churches. On some of these 
questions, as, for example, Suadv^ CV3»\x^^ Welsh opinion is 



1898.] METHODISM IN WALES. 493 

so enlightened that special consideration from a Welsh stand* 
point is necessary. 

8. The operations of both of the Welsh Chapel Funds shall 
be annually reported to the Assembly. It is suggested that in 
view of a general Home Missionary advance the Connexional 
Chapel Committee and the Extension Fund Committee might 
favourably consider the great and urgent needs of the South 
Wales Chapel Fund. 

B. In its Pastoral Session : 

1. The Assembly shall prepare obituaries and take proper 
obituary notice of Welsh Ministers, who, in the very nature of 
things, can never be properly known and appreciated in the 
English Conference. 

2. The Assembly shall consider the Stations of both 
Districts, and prepare a First Draft of them for submission to 
the Stationing Committee of the Conference. 

3. Probationers for the Welsh Ministry, at the end of their 
fourth year, shall undergo their Public Examination at the 
Assembly, be ordained in their native land, and receive a 
charge in their native tongue. 

NS, — ^This would not interfere with their subsequent 
appearance before the Conference, where alone they could be 
received into Full Connexion. 

4. The Pastoral Session of the Assembly shall issue a 
Special Pastoral Address to the Welsh Societies, dealing speci- 
fically with Christian life and work in the Principality. 

c. The Assembly shall, in the appropriate Session, con- 
sider all Welsh Memorials and Suggestions to the Conference, 
which will have greatly increased weight if supported by 
the imprimatur of a nationally representative gathering. The 
Assembly may also itself make Suggestions. 

In forming this Assembly the Conference anticipates that 
it will create among our Welsh Churches a sense of unity 
which cannot exist while Welsh Methodism is split into two 
unequal, unrelated fragments ; that it will give new life, new 
hope, new opportunity to our people in Wales at a time when 
all other Churches, including even the Church of Rome, realise 
that a variety of circumstances have combined to make this 
the hour when a wise, well-directed, and national appeal to the 
Welsh race is more likely than at any previous period in 
modern history to evoke a hearty and national response. 



494 



[1893. 



APPENDIX XI. 

COURSE OF READING FOR LOCAL PREACHERS. 

Course of Study, in Grades.— In Grade A a very small number of 
books, for the greater part of small size, has been selected. No books 
on special points of Dogmatic Theology have been mentioned, and the 
selection will represent a minimum suited for those whose leisure is 
smalL Grade B is fuller, and contains larger and more numerous books, 
and also works for reading upon special points of Theology. Grad« C 
follows similar lines, but is of a more extensive character. 

It is supposed that each person will make such a selection from these 
courses as his opportunities for study shall suggest. 



A 
Robertson, ** Old Tetta- 

ment and its Contents." 
M'Clymont, **New TesU- 

ment and iU Writers." 
P. Smyth, "How we got 

our Bible." 
P. Smyth, "The Old Docu* 

ments and the New 

Bible." 
P. Smyth, " How God In- 

spired the Bible." 
Stalker, "Life of Jesus 

Christ." 
Stalker, " Life of St. Paul." 
Findlay, " The Epistles of 

Paul the Apostle." 



BIBLICAL INTRODUCTION. 

B 
Wright. "Introduction 

to the Old TesU- 

meut. 
Dods, " Introduction to 

the New Testament." 
Farrar, "Life of Christ." 
Farrar, "Life and Work 

ofStPauL" 
Farrar, " Early Days of 

Christianity." 
Gcikie,"Ufe of Christ." 



Robertson ."Early Religion 

of Israel.'' 
Salmon, "Introduction to 

the New Testament." 
Westoott, " Introduction to 

the Study of the Giospels." 
Edersheim, "Life of Jesus 

the Mesaoah." 
Conybeare and Howson, 

" Life and Epistles of St. 

Paul." 
Henderson. "Palestine.** 
Thomson, **The Land and 

the Book." 
Stanley, "Sinai and Pales- 
tine.^' 



BOOKS OP SCRIPTURE FOR STUDY. 

(To be changed yearly.) 

1898-9. Oij> TssTAif INT.— Kirkpatrick's " Psalms," vol. i. 

Nkw Tkstakent.— " St. Luke," Cambridge Bible Series. 

EVIDENCES OP RELIGION. 



Whately," Introductory 

Lessons." 
Stuart, " Evidences." 



B 

Row, " Manual of Chris- 
tian Evidences." 

Beet, " Credentials of the 
Gospel" <Femley Lec- 
ture). 

Paley, " Evidences." 

Dale, " Living Christ and 
the Four Gospels." 

Bedford. "The Chris- 
tian's Plea." 





Storr, "Divine Origin o! 
Christianity." 

Rogers," Superhuman Oriein 
of the Bible." 

Butler, "Analogy." 

Edgar. "Butler's Analogy 
and Modem Thought." 

Dale, " Living Christ and the 
Four Gospels." 

"The Supernatural in Chris- 
tianity.* 

"Literature of the Second 
Century" ; " Short Studies 
in Christian Evidences," by 
Dr. Wynne and others. 

Luthardt. " Fundamental 
Truths of Christianity." 

Luthardt, "Saving Trixthsof 
Christianity." 

Luthardt, "Moral Truths of 
Christianity. ' 



1898.] 



READING FOR LOCAL PREACHERS. 



495 



THEOLOGY (General and Methodist). 



Wesley, "Sermons.** 

Gregory, " The Theo- 
loncal Student** 

Banks J* Manual of Chris- 
tian Doctrine." 

" The Second Catechism." 



B 

Wesley, ** Sermons." 

Banks, '' Manual of Chris- 
tian Doctrine.** 

Pope, " Higher Catechism 
of Theology." 

Beet, « Through Christ 
to God." 



Wesley, "Sermons." 
Banks *' Blanual of Chris- 
tian Doctrine." 
Pope, " Compendium of 
Christian Theology." 



SPECIAL. 

Theism. FUnt, " Theism." 

Flint, *< Anti-Theistic 
Theories." 
The Divinity of Whitelaw, "How is the 
Christ. Divinity of Christ pre- 

sented ? " etc. 
The Atonement. Dale, "The Atonement" 
Administration Young. " Witness of the 
of Redemp- Spirit" (Femley Lec- 
tion, ture). 
The Last 

Things. 
Ethics. Davison, " Christian Con- 

science" (Femley Lec- 
ture). 
Findlay, "Christian Doc- 
trine and Morals " (Fem- 
ley Lecture). 
Smith, " Student's Eccle- 
siastical History." 

Lindsay, " The Reforma- 
tion.** 

Stevens, " History of 
Methodism." 

Gregory, "Scriptural 
Church Polity." 



Findlay, "The Church of 
Cairist." 



The Church. 

History. 



Polity of 

Methodism. 



Liddon, " Bampton Lee- 
tures." 

Dale, "The Atonement" 
Fletcher, " Checks to Anti- 
nomianism." 

Randies, "For Ever." 

N. Smyth, " Christian 
Ethics.^* 



Neander. "Planting of the 

Christian Church.'* 
Kurtz, "Church History." 
D*Aubigne, " History of the 

Reformation." 
Stevens, " History of Me* 

thodism." 
RigKi "Church Organisa- 

sation.** 
Slater, "Methodismandthe 

Early Church" (Femley 

Lecture). 
Williams, " ConsUtution 

and Polity of Methodism.** 



HOMILETICS (for each mde). 
Dale, " Lectures on Preaching. 
Phillips Brooks, "Yale Lectures." 
Arthur, " Tongue of Fire." 

BIBLICAL WORKS OP REFERENCE (for each cprade). 

Younjr, "Analytical CJon- 



cordance. 



"Cruden's Concordance" (4to edition, or Youngman*8 

royal 8vo). 
Strong, " Exhaustive Concordance." 
" A Harmony of the Giospels," Robinson (AV.) 

„ » „ Waddy(R.V.) 

Macpherson, " Bible Dictionary." 
Smith, " Smaller Bible Dictionary." 
One ( " Cambridge Companion to the Bible." 

or \ " Helps to the Study of the Bible." 
more ( " Aids to the Student of the BiUe." 

BOOKS FOR EXAMINATION (March 6, 1899}. 
Whately's "Introductory Lessons on Christian_ Evidences"; Banks* " Manual 
of Cliristian Doctrine*' (I'a] 



Smith, "Dictionary of the 
Bible," new edition. 



'art 1.); and Wesley "Sermons," x, 5, zo, xz, ze, x8, 44, 

iV.B.— The books named in the above list can be obtained through theSeeret«ries 

District Local Preachers' Committees at one-third the published price. 
For other books suited for theological study, see MiftuUt 0/ CoHfimtot^ x%9m 



and 45. 

N,B 
of the 

For 
pp. 201, 202 



«9« 



[1898- 



APPENDIX Xll. 

THE WESLEY GUILD. 





Guilds 


No. of 

-eported 


MembcrV. 


Junior Gnllda. 


Nuine or Dittrict. 












'B97. 


.B98. 


189J. 


lS9B. 


No. 


Hemb. 


Firal London 


38 


50 


i-7>7 


3,478 


2 


66 


Second London 


24 


34 


I,ZOZ 


1,887 




40 


Third London 


z6 


2S 


■ 458 


1.8.3 




190 


Bedford and North.mplon 


30 


36 


.,676 


2,761 




74 


Kenl 




>9 


1,185 


1,491 






EastAnglia 


'? 






1,380 






Oxford 


13 


16 


1,167 




243 


Porlamouth 


23 


39 




2,266 






CbuincI Islands 




6 




445 










16 


43* 








Cornwall 


9 




840 


1,019 






Exeter 


24 


33 


778 


1,707 






Brislol and Bath 


36 


47 


2,2c* 


3,122 


5 


75 


Cardiff and Swansea 


19 


30 


8^3 


1,03 






South Wales 


s 


3 




14Z 






North Wales 




6 




*55 






Birmingham & Shrewsbury 


34 






3,012 






Maeclesfidd 


19 


'9 




1.253 






Liverpool 


24 


z6 




1,872 






Manchester 


3* 


33 


2,826 


3.150 




172 


Bolton 


18 


38 


1,3*9 


I038 






Halifes and Bradford ... 


29 


48 


1,64s 


4,065 




60 


Leeds 


23 


38 


1,230 


2,435 






Sheffield 




27 


8T6 


1,940 






Nottingham and Derby ... 


'7 


33 


1,189 


2,352 












363 


692 






HuU 




'i 


910 


1,073 






York 


6 


430 


f^i 




11 


Whilby and Darlington ... 


ag 


so 


1,290 


3, "7 




Newcastle-on-Tyne 


34 


40 


996 


2,431 


4 


139 


Carlisle 


9 


9 


291 


470 






Isle of Man 






5° 








Scotland 




9 


419 


502 






Zetland 


> 




S4 






... 


Totals 


630 


830 


3*017 


58,451 


23 


1,196 



1898.1 497 



APPENDIX XIII. 

ORDER AND FORM OF THE BUSINESS OF THE 

CONFERENCE. 

The Conference resolves that 

1. All questions of Policy and Finance within the province 
of the Conference in its Representative Session shall be settled 
before the Ministerial appointments a£fected by such questions 
are confirmed. 

2. The Representative Session shall commence on the 
Monday following the first Lord's day after the opening of 
the Conference, and the discussion and confirmation of the 
Stations by the Pastoral Session shall be reserved until after 
the close of the Representative Session. 

3. All questions which have to be brought before the 
Representative Session of the Conference, and are also within 
the province of the Pastoral Session, may, if thought desirable, 
be considered and discussed during the first week of such 
Pastoral Session, but not voted upon until after the Meeting of 
the Representative Session. 

4. If any Resolution be adopted by the Pastoral and Repre* 
sentative Sessions respectively, which, in the judgment of the 
President, are in conflict with each other, such Resolutions 
shall not be confirmed by the L^al Conference, but shall be 
reported accordingly to the respective Sessions of the next 
Conference. 

The Conference adopts the following Order and Form of 
Business, subject to such modifications as may hereafter be 
found necessary or convenient. 

I. Pastoral Session. 

Previously to each Conference, theStationing Committee shall 
meet in London in connexion with the Annual Meeting ot the 
Home Mission Committee, and shall prepare and issue the First 
Draft of the Stations of Ministers. If necessary, the Committee 
may meet again in the Conference town on the Monday afternoon 
or evening preceding the Conference. 

The Business of the Conference, when composed of Ministers 
only, includes the following Subjects : 



498 ORDER AND FORM OF THE [1898. 



ii 



1. The formal constitution of the Legal Conference : 
fa) Calling the Roll of the L^;al Conference. 
\b) Declarations of Vacancies in the Legal Conference, 

caused by death, or by absence for two successive 

years without a dispensation, and filling up of 

the same. 
Ic) Election of President 
[a) Election of Secretary. 
[e) Granting Dispensations to absent Members ot the 

Legal Conference. 
(/) Declarations of Vacancies in the Legal Conference, 

caused by Superannuation, and filling up of the 

same. 

2. Thanks to the retiring President and Secretary, and to 
other Officers of the Conference. 

3. Appointment of Assistant Secretaries. 

4. Appointment of hours of Conference Sessions. 

5. Reception of Memorials, and Suggestions from District 
Committees; and appointment of a Committee to report 
thereon. 

6. Appointment of Committees : 
U»\ On Appeals, and other Cases. 
\b) To report on Chapel cases which affect discipline. 
Ic) To prepare the Pastoral Address. 
\a) To report upon the number of Ministers from each 

District who may attend the Conference when 
Ministers only are present; and the number of 
Ministers from each District who may attend the 
Conference when Ministers and Laymen are 
present 
{e) To report upon the cases of Ministers who have had 
Supplies during the year ; the list to be furnished 
by die* retiring President 

N.B, — (i) The retiring President on the second 
day of the Conference to furnish a List of all 
Ministers who have had Supplies during the year. 
(2) Also, on the second day of the Conference to 
' furnish a List of Preachers on his List of Reserve, 
with particulars of their employment during the 
year. (See Standing Orders i and 3, pp. 370, 371.) 



1898.] BUSINESS OF THE CONFERENCE. 499 

(/) To consider applications for the services of Proba- 
tioners on the List of Reserve. 

7. Appointment of eighteen Ministers to serve on the 
Nomination Committee; and also of the Ministerial Secretary 
thereof. 

8. Presentation of documents legally required to be forth- 
coming at the Conference. 

[The above Business will probably be concluded on the first 
day of the Conference.] 

N.B. — ^The Conference Prayer-meeting is to be held on the 
first day of the Conference at 3 p.m. 

9. Notices of Motion. — ^These should be presented not 
later than the second day of the Conference ; but such Notices 
may be given subsequently, if occasion arise. 

N.B, — No Motion on any subject not before the Conference 
in the ordinary course of its business can be considered until 
afler twenty-four hours' notice thereof has been given. 

10. Questions affecting the character of Ministers and 
Preachers on Trial. 

11. Supernumeraries: 

(a) Ministers becoming Supernumeraries. 

(b) Ministers retiring for One Year ; a Committee on such 

cases to be appointed. 
{c) Supernumeraries returning to the Full Work. 

12. Candidates for the Ministry now recognised : 
(a) Candidates on the President's List of Reserve, 
{b) Students in the Theological Institution. 
'c) Candidates now received. 
[d) Appointment of a Candidates' Allocation Committee. 

13. Report upon the Examination of Preachers on Trial ; 
and Examination Arrangements. 

14. Preachers to be admitted into Full Connexion. 

15. Examination of Candidates for Ordination, and their 
admission into Full Connexion. 

An explicit declaration by each Candidate of his belief of the 
Doctrines of Methodism shall be substituted for the Theological 
Examination. 



500 ORDER AND FORM OF THE [1898. 



16. Probationers: 

fa) Remaining on TriaL 
[b) Now received on TriaL 



t 



17. Report of the Book Committee, and Supervision of 
Connexional Literature. 

18. Such Reports of Committees as are necessary for the 
business of the Stationing Committee, including the Report 
of the Committee on ** Appeals, and other Ci^es " ; and on 
" Transfers and Reports on Probationers." 

[It is expected that the above-mentioned business will, as a 
rule, be completed in the first week of the Conference.] 

N.B. — ^The Stationing Committee may conveniently meet on 
the Saturday afternoon of the first week of the Conference. 



II. Representative Session. 

The Representative Session commences on the Monday of 
the second week of the Conference. 

Order of the Business of the Conference when composed of 
Ministers and Laymen ; so arranged as to show the Order of 
Time in which the several subjects may be considered. 

N.B, — ^The Committees of the several Departments shall 
present Reports of their proceedings during the year, with such 
Statistical and Financial statements as may be required ; and 
shall also prepare for the Conference the Business of their 
respective Departments. 

Monday. — Morning : 

1. Roll of Attendance; 

2. Address by the President 

3. Appointment of Hours of Sessions. 

4. Appointment of Time and Place for holding the next 
Conference. 

5. Reception of Memorials^, and Suggestions of District 
^ Synods ; and appointment of a Committee to report thereon. 



1898.] BUSINESS OF THE CONFERENCE. 501 

6. Notices of Motion. Such Notices may be given subse- 
quently, if occasion arise. 

N,B. — ^No Motion on any subject not before the Conference 
in the ordinary course of its business can be considered until 
after twenty-four hours' notice thereof has been given. 

7. Appointment of a Lay Secretary to the Committee to 
nominate Connexional Mixed Committees. This Committee 
will consider nominations of Members presented by the Com- 
mittees of Departments. 

8. Appointment of a Committee to report the number 01 
Laymen from each District who may attend the next Conference 
when composed of Ministers and Laymen. 

9. The Home Mission and Contingent Fund. 
(d\ General Fund. 

[b) Army and Navy Sub-Committee. 

[c) Seamen's Mission. 
(a) London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, 

Hull, Newcastle, and Sunderland Missions. 
(e) Any other Mission managed by a Committee appointed 
by the Conference, 

10. Proposals for the division or alteration of Circuits or 
Districts. 

1 1. Proposals to increase or decrease the number of Ministers. 

12. District Sustentation Funds. 

13. Six Lay Representatives to be elected {MinuUSf 1880, 
pp. 334, 335)- 

Evening : 

14. Conjoint and Open Session for the reception of Repre- 
sentatives from other Conferences ; reading of Addresses ; and 
appointment of Committees to draft Replies. 

Tuesday. — Morning: 

15. Chapel Afifairs : 

(a) General Fund. 

[b) South Wales District Chapel Fund. 
Ic) North Wales District Chapel Fund. 
ji) Relief and Extension Fund for Scotland. 



S02 ORDER AND FORM OF THE [1898. 

16. Metropolitan Chapel Building Fund. 

17. Extension of Methodism in Great Britain. 



Afternoon and Evening : 

18. CoQJoint Session : 
fa) For the reception of Deputations from other Churches. 
[b) Report of the Number of Members in Society. 
{c) Conversation on the State of the Work of God. 



I 



Wednesday. 

19. Nominations of Ministers for Designation to those 
Departmental Offices where the Nomination is by a mixed 
Committee. 

Three names shall be presented to the Pastoral Session, 
from which one shall be chosen for Designation. 

20. Nominations for Appointment, in cases of emergency, ot 
Ministers to Departmental Offices where the Nomination is by 
a mixed Committee. 

Three names shall be presented to the Pastoral Session, 
from which one shall be chosen for Appointment. 

N,B, — In case of an emergency arising after the close ot 
the Representative Session, the Pastoral Session shall have the 
right to appoint without a previous Nomination. 

21. Appointment of Missionary Deputations — Home and 
Foreign. 

22. Appointment of Deputations to affiliated and other Con- 
ferences ; under ordinary circumstances, on the nomination ot 
a Special Committee. 

23. The Theological Institution: Meeting ot Trustees ot 

Institution Houses. 

« 

24. Fund for the Maintenance and Education of Ministers' 
Children : 

(a) Maintenance. 
\b) Education : 

Kingswood; Trinity Hall. 



1898.] BUSINESS OF THE CONFERENCE. 503 

25. Committee of Priviloges and Exigency. 

26. Worn Out Ministers' and Ministers' Widows' Auxiliary 
Fund. 



I?i 



Thursday. 

27. Education. 
General Committee; 
Elementary Schools ; 

(c) Middle-class Schools ; 

(d) Connexional Sunday-school Union. 

28. Children's Home and Orphanage. 

29. Temperance. 

30. Religious Observance of the Lord's Day. 

31. Necessitous Local Preachers' Fund. 

32. Methodist Settlement in London. 

33. Social Purity. 

34. The Allan Library. 

35. The (Ecumenical Conference. 

36. Concerted Action. 

37. Local Preachers. 

38. Wesley Guild. 

39. Twentieth Century Fund. 

Friday. 

40. Foreign Missions. 

41. Report of the Committee on Memorials and Suggestions. 

42. Resolutions provisionally adopted by the last Conference 
in its Representative Session. 

43. Notices of Motion on subjects not already disposed of. 

44. Miscellaneous Business. 

Reading of the Conference Journal of the Represen- 
tative Session. 

N,B. — ^The Femley Lecture may be delivered in the evening 
of the Second Friday of the Conference. 



504 ORDER AND FORM OF THE [1898. 



III. Pastoral Session {reswned). 

The Pastoral Session will be resumed at the dose of the 
Representative Session. 

Designation of Ministers to Departmental Offices. 
Appointment of Ministers to Departmental Offices. 



19. (a) 




Saturday. 
Stationing Committee. 

Monday. — Morning : 

20. Ordination Service. 

Afternoon and Evening : 

21. Consideration of the Stations of Ministers and Pro- 
bationers. 

Tuesday. — Morning : 

22. Deaths of Ministers and Probationers : 
fa) In Great Britain. 
Jf) In Ireland. 

[c) In our Foreign Missions. 

(d) In other Conferences. 

23. Conversation on the State of the Work of God. 

24. Reading and Adoption of the Pastoral Address of the 
Conference to the Societies. 

25. Reports of the Candidates' Allocation Committee, and of 
other Committees. 

Evening: 

26. Election of Chairmen of Districts, and Appointment of 
Financial Secretaries. 

27. Report of the Committee on Memorials and Suggestions. 

Wednesday : 

28. Revision and Confirmation of Stations. 

29. Pastoral Reports (Schools). 



1898.] BUSINESS OF THE CONFERENCE. 505 



$0, Arrangements for the Examination of Candidates for the 

Ministry. 

31. Official Appointments, indnding tiie Irish DdegiUion. 

32. Reports of Special Committees ai^inted by the pre- 
ced^g Conference. 

33. Report of the Committee on the number of Ministers 
from each District who may attend the next Conference. 

34. Consideration of remaining Notices of Motion. 

N.B. — Notices of Motion may have been previously dealt vAth 
in connexion with the bushiess to uriiich tfa^ had tvferenoe. 

35. Presentation and recording of the acts of our Delegate 
in Ireland. 

36. Miscellaneous Business. 

Reading and Confiriiation of thx CmfFiaxNCS Journal. 

General View. 

The following will be the arrangement of the Sessions oi 
Conference, day by day : 

FkRST Wbxk. 

Morning : Pastoral Session of Conference commences. 

The Conference Prayer-meeting is hdd this day. 

JVednesdqy to SahmU^. 
Pastoral'Session. 

Afternoon : Stationing Committde^ 

SxcoND Wbxk. 
StMMAcy. 

Morning: Prbudknt's Sbriion. 
Evening : Ex-Frxsidxnt^s Skricon. 




5o6 ORDER AND FORM OF THE [1898. 

Monday. 

Morning : Representative Session. 
Afternoon : Representative Session. 

Evening : Conjoint and Open Session for the reception of 

Representatives from other Conferences. 

Tuesday, 

Morning : Representative Session. 

Aflemoon : Conjoint Session for the reception of Represen- 
tatives of other Churches. 

Evening : Conjoint Session for Conversation on the Work 

of God. 

Wednesday, 

Morning : Representative Session. 

Afternoon and Evening : Representative Session. 

Thursday. 
Representative Session. 

Friday, 

Morning : Representative Session. 

Afternoon : Pastoral Session, unless the Representative 

Session shall not have concluded its busi- 
ness. 

Evening : No Session. (The Femley Lecture.) 

Saturday. 
Stationing Committee. 



Third Week. 

Monday, 

Morning : Ordination Service. 

Afternoon and Evening : Pastoral Session ; Discussion of the 

Stations. 



1898.] BUSmESS OF THE CONFERENCE. 507 

Tuesdcof, 

Morning : Pastoral Session. 

Afternoon and Evening : Pastoral Session ; Election of 

Chairmen of Districts. 

Wednesday, 

Morning : Pastoral Session. 

Afternoon and Evening; Pastoral Session ; Review and 

Confirmation of Stations. 

Thursday, 

Pastoral Session. « 

The Conference will usually conclude en this day 



S»8 [X898. 



APPENDIX XIV. 

THE WESLEYAN METHODIST TRUST ASSURANCE 

COMPANY, LIMITED. 

The Company was established in 1872, with the sanction and 
commendation of the Conference^ for the insurance of Con- 
nexional property against loss by fire. No other class of 
business is transacte4* The Company already insures nearly 
nine-tenths of the entire trust property of the Connexion. The 
whole of the profits are held in trust for the benefit of the 
Connexion, and grants, amounting altogether to ^10,500, have 
been made to the Worn Out Ministers' and Ministers' Widows' 
Fund. The Reserve Funds of the Company exceed ^60,000, 
being about nine times the Annual Premium Income. 

The Net Premium Income for the year ending July 15, 
1898, has been ^6,819 13s. 6d., and the Revenue from 
Interest and Dividends ^^2,174 4s. 81/. ; total, ^£'8,993 185. 2d. 
The Losses from fire during the year were ^^3,603 45. 6</. ; the 
Grant to the Worn Out Ministers' Fund, ;&i,300. 

Directors. 

Mr. Charles Heatom, Southporti Chairman; Mr. William 
Utley, Halifax^ Vice-Chairman. 



Rev. John Bond, London, 
„ Charles Garrett, Uinrpool, 
„ Walford Green, London, 
„ Charles H. Kelly, London, 
,t R. Waddy Moss, Didsbuty, 
,f Dr. Henry J. Pope, London, 
,f Dr. liarshall Randies, Dids- 

bury, 
u JMaydewWamsHeyfStockpoti, 






Mr. John R. Barlow, B.A^ Botiott, 

„ W. Bayliss, Woherktm^Um^ 

„ Joseph Beckett, Whitdturdi, 

Sir George Hayter Chubb, London, 

Mr. Thomas Cole, Shijjidd, 

„ James Floyd, Buyy St Ed' 

ntunds, 
„ Robert Gamett, IVarrington, 
„ Thomas F. C May, Bristol, 



Mr. Joseph Agar, York, ' „ Richard Riley, Hudders/Uid. 

All communications are to be addressed to the Secretary, 
Mr. Henry Plummer, at the Offices of the Company, 38, 
Fountain Street^ Manchester, 



(8.] 



509 



SCHEDULE A. 
'HE HOME MISSION AND CONTINGENT 

FUND, 1898. 

THE EXTuur or miagBB non the vaxiohi o i bop i ii 

ur eBUT BiUTAiir; with thk oonsnunoirB non, 

AVS eSAHTS TO, TEX SlflTKICTa. 
I. nRST LONDON DISTRICT. 



SOT. 




UH. 


^•s: 


ill 


T^ 




fii 


1 


.98 


ij 


37) 


II4< 








ihs 




30» 


3S 




a66 




ifi 


23i 






333 


44 


23 


499 


21 


1 


C 


5" 

71 


7 
aq 


,8. 


S^ 








44 


K 


240 


45 


«t 




^t. 


ait 




12 






It 


725 


i8q 


ab 


;;^s 


244 


b4 


bS7 


61 


.1 






s 


IIQ] 




It 




s^ 


11 












i 


SOS 


101 


10 


287 


a 




as4 


19 



London : 

Wesley's Chapel 

SeameD's Mission... 

London Mission (East) 

„ „ (Central) 

North - west Essex 

Mission 

London: Welsh 

Gennao 

Shored itch 

Mission ... 

Islington 

Highbury 

Mildmay Park... 
StokcNewbgton 

Tottenham 

Hackney 

Kentish Town. . . 

Victoria Park ... 

Poplar 

., Bow 

„ Canuiog Town 

HighgaU 

Finsbury Park 

Clapton 

Wanstesd & Woodford 

Stratford 

Barking 

Romford 

New Bamet 

Watford ft Rickmanv 

St Albans 

Hemel Hempatead 
Sm North Walu Diatrict, 



3 "S i 

IS 4 



30 19 
23 12 
17 18 



7 8 
9 7 1 






SCHEDULE A. 



[■«! 



Ml 



•III 



1. Hertford 

J, ChelmsfonJ 

) Maldan 

I, Southend & Leigh .. 

1 Grays 

I Colchester 

ii Gre&tBentley 

) Manniogtree 

) Harwich 

; Clacton-on-Se> 

Number on Trinl In thi 
Di»iictiiilS>T...is<i 

Less by Expentcs .. 



za% 


.„ 




84 




'36 


(319 


7< 


.1' 


ISO 


Si 


^ 






toii 


8 


ss 


6ti 


z: 


Wl 




39s 


3' 


1403 




171 


1514 


146 


707 


184 


41 


7.7 


V 




« 




311 


iSi 


70I. 


is: 


11 


SV 






las 




32 




ay 


'5 


330 


10 


604 


i 


.« 


637 


i' 


^. 




404 




4< 






4< 


Sf 




£ 




33; 


%\ 


44* 




41 


431 


bs 




43 


.\l 


464 


,S 


i3 


466 
480 






11^ 


1' 


4Sc 


1S5 


17^1 


59 


30 

6 


454 
39> 
"74 



lad bstause of trus(ers. 

U. SECOND LOKDON DISTRICT. 
Loadon: 

Great Queen-st 

Lambeth 

Stockwell 



Hiode Street... 
St. John'sWood 
MiauoD (West 

Central) 

Paddington 

Finchley and Hendon 
Kilbum & Hampstead 
London : Bayswatcr 

„ Garrison 

„ Chelsea 

„ We 
Richmond 

Students ... 
Teddington 
Hammersmilb 
Brentford.. 
Ealing and Acto 
Wandsworth ... 
Tooling.. 

Kingston . 

Chertsey and Walton 
Uzbridge 



*5 17 " 


131 13 8 






3 ( 


34 10 5 




76 9 <■ 




56 3 ■ 


1 S ° 


3" IS 5 


35 ■ 6 


63 4 « 




63 19 s 






is r: 


40 1 s 


7 4 ! 






16 < 


68 17 ( 




SS "4 i 


S 7 6 


4S '9 < 


3 10 


86 14 9 


10 I 3 

7 13 

11 12 3 




70 15 ( 


13 16 s 


56 '6 S 


5 16 ( 


33 14 1 






I 9 6| 





..898,] 




MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 


S" 


H«7. 


1898. 


c,.™. 


cSa. 


c«!a«. 


-«l 


^^■ 




.% 


\^ 


cS. 


Gnui. 


7' 


436 
230 
301 
143 
231 
368 
'3' 
148 


25 

39 
54 
50 


19 
37 
3 

Z 


436 
256 
321 

405 


Windsor 


1 I I 

290 

5 18 


21 15 1 


^ 5. rf. 


! Woking & Lthrhead. 


So □ Q 


Sandhurst 

Aldcrahot&Fttrnham 
Petersfield 


14 9 " 5 




Number on Trinl in Ihe. 

District in 189T.. 1013- 
Less by Expenses .. 








1610 13 z 
61 10 


-«S4 


"4423 


2378 


1016 


H896 


.83 , ,0 


«549 3 2407 7 



IOZ2 






1049 






■ 


170 


235 


IS 








47 


5 


214 


7191 '37 






333 1 as 








41 






7- 


713 


1069 2S6 


7' 


I06q 






44q 








s 


77 
Si 


6 


^ 


is 






61a 




■;J 


871 








196 










7tO 


H 


4^ 


714 


447 


42 


; 


SOS 


379: 31 
573!] 1S9 




.344 


2S 


174 


2231' 6c 






2S4|. 59 
394I1 S4 


54 
40 


'^ 


478| 65 


22 




126 


5° 


10 


zoo 



III. THIRD LONDON DISTRICT. 



London; Misa.'^South) 
„ Grove Hission 
„ Uethodist Set- 
tlement 

0>Uey Place 



Lewisbun 

Brixton Hill .. 

Sydenham .. 

HostynRoad.. 

Brockley 

ttlMkbeatb 

Bromley 

Chislehurst 

Woolwich 

Croydon 

Sutton 

Redhill 

Hastings 

St. Leiniards 

SevcQoaks 

Tunbridge Wells .. 

Tonbridge 

Sussex Uisiioii 



487 Brighton : Dorset Gar- 
Noriblk Road 



7 S 


ai 3 


a «» 3 


la II 5 


Ul 


17 la 3 
61 17 6 


41 13 i( 




189 3 i 




106 3 < 








43 >7 5 


sj; 


an: 


S ' * 


Sa «i 5 


,15: 


11; 

IS 7 8 


81 16 5 


%", I 


\v:i I 




56 Q a 






a la 10 
7 >4 10 


17 IS '0 
38 13 3 


800 


S7 2 S 


» w 


\T \<a * 



S" 










SCHEDULE A. 






w 


UB7. - 


u». 


cmcuiTS. 


.^ 




c«. 


Ml 


SS: 




T^ 


^ 


30 

30 


391 
153 


38 

30 


6 
>5 


a86 
156 


WorthiDg 

Honfaun 


2 1, 6 


19 14 7 


166 11 I 




Number on Trt^ in tlie 
DiKrietin WOT ..(».. 
Less by Expenses ... 




1439 6 


a64i 


13019 


j66o 


958 


13415 


177 7 


1377 14 6 


J04 ■! 



















IV. BEDFORD AND NORTHAMPTON DISTRICT. 

r I Bedford : St. Paul's 

, .. St Mary's 

^[Ainpthill 

> i Ldghton Buizsrd ... 
1 , Luton : Chspel Street 
) I „ Waller Street 
) Hitchin 

I Dunstable 

1 1 Aylesbury 

)ISLNeota 

{ Biggleswade 

> St. Ives & Huntingdon 

J I Nortbwnpton : Gld.-st. 
i „ Queen'ft-rd. 
j Towcester 

I [ Daventry 

i Wolvcrton 

: ' Higham Fcrrcn 

i Rauods 

; Wellingborough ... 
} Kettering 

I I Market HaTborough 

{Chatteris 

) Oundle 

The District 

I Nnmbcr od Triillatlw 
DlHtiet iniaST ...e»4- 
X.esB by Expentes ... 



37 


6,(1 


63 


33 


6171 




SOI 




19 soil 


IS 


z 


34 


5 

3 


^ 










■}■&: 




iin 


lit 






IK 


IB^ 


t; 


21 


,66 






4S 


'/■ 


77< 




SKi 


<n 


13 


51' 








H 


3* 


9f- 


Hiu 


5" 






3: 


233 




27 






240 








s. 








OB- 




3^4 


10-- 


tA 


4"^ 


61 




4= 


s 


za-; 


u 








■W 


7t 


Soz 


40 


1' 






4<H 


7' 


■iS 


■joi 


S< 


407 


I-- 


■■ 




\\i 




131 


^S 


b4- 












» 


S 






2C4 






■; 




L 


236 


42 




219 


b 


uSfc 


t859 


855 


12614 


1^, 







SEHBERS, COKT/UBVTIONS, GRANTS. 
V. KENT DISTRICT. 



Canterbury 

Whiistflble 

Faveraham 

Rochester 

Sheernesa !!!!!!!!!!! 
Margate 

Dover ....'.".\...!...Z 

Folltestone 

Deal 

Rye 

Tcnterden 

Lydd 

Ashford 

StaplecroBS 

TicelTurBt 

Maidstone 

bittingbourne 

Number on TrfiJ In th 

Di»iri«inl89T...35. 

Less by EupcnscB .. 



189T. 




IBBB 




?S 


Mom 


^?.i 


(In 


MBt. 














188 


26 








12 


,S8 










21; 


CJl 


441 




< 


44i 


i'Sl 74] 


17/ 


\ 


70^ 


84! 572 
































q8 


48=; 










■iSO 


98 




552 


Ai 


iOi 


4i 




aos 


S' 


Z 


'I 




2*7 

18, 




MUS 






'75 


70 
IS 


317 


IS 




2y5 
ziq 












16 


S12 


qk 




:a 




4iij 






96 7079 


.340 


313 


G929 













S3* 


S-) 


43 


?« 


SSS 


IV 


4S 




41 






'^l 


22J 


i5ti 


'JJ 


51; 


« 


14 
7 


4S' 


C 


119 
119 


»3 
as 

1 


192 


410 






43/ 












4S 




ifs 








lb. 


lis 


4S 




3"i 




a; 






411 


9 


'91 


405 



EAST ANGUA DISTRICT. 
Norwich 

Camhridge 

Cottenham 

Ipawich 

Felixstowe 

Lowesloft 

Voxford 

Great Yarmouth 

Hunstanton 

Walsham & Cromer 

Holt 

Dereham 

Swaffham ... 

Becclea 

Din 

Attlebarougb 



' 'a "V *- 



5U 










SCSEBITIE A 






t.8,». 


IMT, 


1B98 






-=^''^ 




ffl 


l-n. 


i 


3" 

19 

5° 
7 

24 

565 


14c 
4C9 

887'; 


CIRCUtTS. 


C<u>s. 


53 
54 


16? 
i6o 
43' 
470 

■887* 


e 
r, 

16 

1J75 


Bury St. Edmunds... 

Tlielford 

Methwold 


£ s. d. £ s, d. 

4 17 16 IS 
1 10 19 H 
, , c. 7 7 1 
I "4 "I 54 10 1 


£ '■ i 
27 
31 
30 n 
25 a 


•>! 


Wiabech 

Ely 


3 9 3 
a 17 4 


'All 


60 
50 
552 5 « 




Number on Trial in tl» 
Dl.tri«inl8»T.., mt 
Less by Expenses ... 




743 '4 8 
46 3 7 




1356 


' 72 13 8697 11 1 


.187 5 » 



S7 


fk.5 


106 


11 


SoS 


72 


127,1 

717;! 62 


i 


^^■ 


" 


6ii7l' M 


6^ 


672 


iS< 


<)ii 






911 


a,' 






M 






■;o; 






502 


131 


67^ 




« 


679 




2y. 










^ijJ 


13 


^ 


240 


30 


ml 


, ^iO 




.8? 


25 


594 


20 


s 


564 


24 


467 


34 


28 


46P 










S"? 


1S2 




ist 








21J 


1 30 


7 


*'j 


915 


7778 


"^ 


439 


7803 



VII. OXFORD DISTRICT. 
Oxford 

High Wycombe .. .'.. 

Wilney 

Banbuiy 

KinetoD 

Newbury 

Koding 

Hungerford 

Marlborough 

Watlinglon 

luckinghoni & Brack- 

i=j 

) Chipping Norton ... 

' Swindon : Bath Road 

Wesley ... 

i Wantage 

The Diatrict 

Number on Trill in tbo 
Diatnct in IBtT ... iSi 
Less by Expenses ... 



Vlll. PORTSMOUTH DISTRICT. 

i Portsmouth : || I 

„ PembrokcRosd 386 
„ Garrison and 



6 1 11 




2 






\ ? I 


9 


S 


8 


22 








II 






«Si 








I I 14 : 


V 




■J 


25 


1 ; : 


18 


H 


6 












! a "4 ■ 


14 


3 






1231 








39 " 


I 9 t 




S 




34 ' 




1 


'5 




32 a 




21 






69 o« 


4 9 ( 


30 






74 • 




u 


1 




49 " 


3 It 


4* 


M 


■ 












59 « 










59 5 1 




S9t 


6 


4 






31 


io 






J77U 2 


S62 


IS 


6 


462 J 1 













18BT. 




IMS. 




ill 


^T 


U^ 


tS 


s^- 


7M 


m8 






160I 






2; 




140 


2^. 




^■t' 


It 


8qil 




ISI 






172! 


5J 

124 


,90 

qi7 




47 


17B. 
992! 






'•' 








aV' 


^; 


72 


iBfl. 




471 


ii>, 




47 1| 


38 
'S 


122 


■5 
26 


n 


V8 


a 


avs 




4C 


,10s 


42q 








4' 


iv; 


4t 


1 






4?J 




2i 


40b 












"i" 


17" 






60, 






/■ 








IBI 


IS 




16, 






VI 


S- 


St*. 












■M 


96 


^ 




^8, 


7M 


2Q9 






215! 


1663 


9015 


1825 


612 


9290 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



Portsmouth : Southsea 

Eastluigh 

Portsmouth ; Wesley 

Fareham 

Shaftesbury, etc 

Blandford, etc 

Poole 

Wareham 

Dorchester 

Weymouth 

Portland 

Bournemouth 

Swvnoge - 

Wimborne 

Chrislchurch, etc. ... 
Newport and Cowea 

Ventnor ....". 

Ryde 

Southampton 

Winchester 

Romsey 

Chichester 

The District 

Number cmTrtaliD the 
Dintrict En lSST...3fi7- 
Less by Expenses ... 



17 4 637 2 ■<: S69 5 o 



82 


S^B 


90 








16 




5 


1264 

37 

14 




iK\ 




'S 


33; 




"57 


m 


14 


1179 


345 


333? 


348 


60 


3386 





IX. CHANNEL ISLANDS DISTRICT. 

^y(EnB!i»h).. 
Guernsey, etc .( Frenc 
Aldemey (English) 
„ (French) 

Jersey (English) 
„ (French) 
Number on Trial in tk 



i 


S tS 8 
25 16 6 
iS 2 

20 15 I 


48 16 8 
95 9 I 
S 8 3 
34 i II 
132 tS 


30 c 




316 13 II 
11 u 3 






SS19 tt?W » ^»P « 



5i6 



SCHEDULE A, 
X. DEVONPORT AND PLYMOUTH DISTRICT. 



[1898. 



1897. 



I' 



176 

68 

101 

141 

57 
16 

35 
3» 
95 
24 
88 

17 
33 

67 
6 



969 



Mem* 
ben. 



648 

372 

923 
1227 

661 

394 

570 
482 

53' 
395 
739 
369 
392 

398 
266 

283 

200 

136 



8898 



1898. 






175 

78 

137 
130 

65 
16 

54 

32 

108 

40 

67 
6 

38 
17 

67 

4 

19 



'053 



On 
TriaL 



14 
12 

69 

3» 

45 
61 

102 

36 
120 

8 

9 

84 
26 
26 
28 

8 

3 



712 



Mem- 
bers. 



630 

330 
887 

1237 
633 
403 

574 
488 

558 
435 
783 
370 
402 

332 
274 
278 

198 
140 



8952 



Circuits. 



DevQnport, Gloucester 
Street... 
H Belmont 

Plymouth : Ebenezer 
„ King Street 

Launceston 

North Hill 

Holsworthy 

Kilkhampton 

Liskeard 

Looe 

Callington 

Tavistock 

Gunnislake 

Camelford 

Kingsbridge, etc. ... 

Dartmouth, etc 

Buckfastleigh 

Ashburton ,.. 

The District 

Number on Trial in the 

District in I897...519. 

Less by Expenses ... 



YeulT 
CoUectton. 



71 6 10 



Total 

Contributioiu, 

incladinf 

Yearty 
CoUection. 



£ s. 


d. 


£ 


5. 


d. 


3 10 





31 


6 


6 


3 6 





24 


10 


3 


12 15 


1 


82 


IS 


5 


15 





68 


17 


7 


8 





34 


3 


8 


3 4 


2 


18 


8 


3 


4 15 





16 


16 





4 5 


3 


14 


7 





2 5 


I 


10 












7 


5 


5 


I 10 





36 


12 


6 


3 19 


9 


17 


2 


6 


17 





5 


H 


5 


I 3 


6 


17 


17 


I 


I 13 


2 


8 


5 





2 


5 


10 


16 


4 


I 15 


6 


17 


3 


II 


I 6 


II 


7 


16 


2 




429 


18 









34 


18 


2 



Grants. 



;f S. </. 



10 O 

20 O 



17 10 

35 o 
65 o 
40 O 

47 o 
II 16 I 



394 19 10246 6 I 



XI. CORNWALL DISTRICT. 





1217 


18 


15 


12161 


211 


2257 


'?^ 


851 2172 


53 


1157 


68 


38 


1 149 


no 


1254 


141 


37 


1236 




351 




19 


344 




1022 


12 


6 


1038 




674 


14 


21 


639 


116 


1012 


147 


52 


IC9J 




292 


21 




285 


62 


761 


106 


69 


874 


20 


602 


60 


41 


615 


82 


1290 


91 


19 


1294 


40 


992 


39 


31 


937 


36 


561 

67] 


1 


27 
2 


6.S 


8 10S2! 




16' 1021' 


^sl 


54s: 


18, 


24 


594 



\\ 



Redruth 

Camborne ... 
Falmouth ... 

Truro 

Newl3m East 

Gwennap 

^t. Agnes 

St. Austell ... 
St. Mawes ... 

Bodmin 

St. Columb ... 

Penzance 

St. Just 

St. Ives 

ScUly Islands 
HelstOTv ..... 
PorihVtveTi . 



7 
10 

7 

27 
I 

2 

I 

2 
2 

4 
4 



5 

2 

13 

5 
o 

13 

9 
I 

2 

17 
16 

8 15 

9 6 
2 10 
o 17 

7. \ 



\ 



.% 



12 



38 O 
43 4 
50 5 
73 II 

7 9 II 
12 14 o 

15 12 10 
28 8 o 
10 I 

38 

27 6 
87 12 

28 19 
10 10 



la 



o 

2 

4 
o 

3 

2 

• 

5 
5 



16 

16 o 

30 

12 

20 



15 

SO 



o 
o 








1898.] 




XEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 


S'7 


ISBT. 


MM. 


c,^™ 


cSA. 


c-ffil™. 




ffl 


337 
1J16 


i 
35 


6 

66 
34 


SST 


;s 


GOBtt. 




as, 
1u 




3 3 " 


15 2 I 
" 3 


I ».i- 


67 








24 16 5 








SumtaronTririiiitlie 
District in 1S9T... ■<>})- 
Less b^EKpensea... 




539 I 3 
34 7 10 




8;6 17379 


logs 608 


17348 


104 4 11 


S<H 13 S 


206 ifi 5 



XII. EXETER DISTRICT. 



■JO 


<)20 


16 


25 


929il 




('4 










117 




^7 






6' I9t 


4« 
iS 


?^; 


16 


: ^ 


i7> 


70 




28 74; 






1"- 


'o. 431 


7 


S/i 


S2 


40 584 




^(l^ 


(7 






5™ 
108 


V- 


■8 SS6 




24c 


(U 


27; 240 




\ix, 






«f 






4u 


17 














^9i 






i8o 




28, 




■ 


204 


"la 


475 
12; 


90 
16 


40 

7 


493 
'31 


4' 


(SI 


4- 


7; 357 


40 


■ifi 


4"' 


67I 230 










979 


8665 


976 


399:8644 



jj Tiverton ,. 

) TauDton 

1' WcUingtOD 

i Bridgwater 

1 South Pethertou 

; Sherborne 

Yeovil 

Devon & Dorset Mias. 

Bridport 

I Barnstaple 

1 Ilfracomi^'"! !!!!!'.!!! 
i South Molton 

Bideford 

rorrington 

Mineticad ft Dunster 

Willilon 

I OliebamptDD 

I Torquay : Union St. 
„ Wesley... 

Newton Abbot 

1 Teignmoutfa 

JD Trial In the 

DJMricI in van... 509. 
Less by Expenses ... 



8 15 


69 14 


4| 




3 3 1 


II 4 




25 


vu 


a? 5 


S 




»S 9 


•. 












S z c 


17 7 


; 


43 


5 9 <: 


39 I 


<-. 








■1 


55 




:', i 






2 9 6 






4 c 








I 13 ( 


II IS 


■ 


33 










3 7 ; 


II 9 




37 




19 12 


<■ 




I 2 ( 






14 










3 "3 <■ 




< 




I 9 ! 




■ 


50 


\ 1 I 


'V\ 






\ i I 












37 


446 .0 


9 







29 IS 


^ 



&\ T \ yfa \^ ^y. ^ ^ 



5 '8 



SCHEDULE A. 



[.898. 



XIII. BRISTOL AKD BATH DISTRICT. 



IMT. 




UH 




If] 


m™- 


.f^ 




w-=. 




1S6 




b« 


Iftfi 


2q 




HCJ 


«7^ 


'T> 


IV 






7K. 


1 M 


4' 














«■ 




107 




448 




6r 




Si 






4a; 




V 


49< 


fll 


S«i 


'V 


'I 


S8b 


2S 


171 










441 






43! 




VK. 








6V- 


iK 




672 








a. 






4K. 


is: 


.l" 


400 




Sit 


.46 


V 


480 


9: 






'1 


S9}\ 


















25 5&3| 




14- 




2 I4'| 




vt 


" 




3ii 


lil 


436 
114 
182 




llJ 


357 


6n 


4'; 


1^ 


.84 




■Mi 




} 






60s 






S74 






t' 






bS 


S2I 


"•i 


U< 5051 


9 


'57 

7"; 


y 


S 


66 
























2b ^ 


27 






24 


33? 


=5 


3 


225 


^ 


;427i 


2136 


783 


4.05 




/ 






1 



Bristol : KiDf Street 
„ Portland ... 
„ Bedminster 
„ Langton St 
Clifton[Mis! 
„ Redland ... 
„ Wesley 

Kingswood 

Clevedon 

Binwdl 

WestoQ-super-H*re 

Bath 

Wiluhire Mittion ... 

Trowbridge, etc 

Hidsomer Norton ... 

PaultOD 

Shepton Mallet 

Castle Cary 

Glastonbury .... 

Stroud 

Stonehse.&Ea»tingtOB 

Dursley 

Thornbuiy 

Gloucester 

Tewkesbury .... 
Cheltcnhun .... 

Monmouth 

Ross 

Cinderford 

Chepstow 

Ledbury 

Hereford 

The District 

Number on Trial ii 



£ s. d. , 
143 iS 10 
11$ 14 o 



I 

41 14 



; 50 « 
I 4j ) 



7 01116 I o56o 6 It 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



XIV. CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTRICT. 



II e: 



1077 1771 84; I [34 



93Z; n°\ 35 94' 



635 1 107I 26. 609 

iSo' I 14 180 
455 9=1 84 430 



560] 178 8j 522 



S37 12492 11)07, 87312516 



Cardiff: Wesley... 
„ Roatb Koad 

„ Penarth .'".... 
„ Loudoun Sq. Hiss. 
Newport 

Pontypridd 

Rhondda 

Feradale 

Bridgend 

Cowbridgc 

Abergavenny 

Ponlypool , 

Gower ...!!!!!!!!!!! 

Neath „ 

Merthyr Tydvil ., 

Aberdare , 

Tredegar 

Urynmawr 

Brecon , 

Builth 

Carmarthen ..,.. 

Llanelly 

Haverfordwest .. 

Pembroke 

Tenby 

The District , 

Number on Trial In the 

District in 1897... ga. 
Less by Expenses . 



7 8 
56 13 
71 17 

8 U 



14 3 Si 34 I 

17 18 11 51 

3 18 6| 9 



.a 




28 


m8 






11 


251 


ftS 


Ill 


41 


^£ 


VI 


11. 


57 


4S', 


"7 


•>■■ 


(U 




5' 
91.: 


58 

20 


'7' 


16; 



XV. SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. 

Merthyr lydvil 

South Wales Hisuon 

Aberdare 

Femdale 

Cilfyoydd 

Bryiunawr 



9 18 „> ^. 
J IS % ^T 






\. 



520 



SCHEDULE A. 



[I 



ia97. 


I.t^j 


Mem- 1 


^1 


ben. ' 

1 

1 


19 


157 


t 


218 
400 


64 


164 


32 


211 




100 




48 


139 


534 




333 


97 


526 


129 


520 

i 

1 


1121 


5550 



18M. 




Circuits. 



Cardiff 

Liandilo 

Swansea 

Llanelly 

Lampeter .« 

Aberayron 

St David's 

Aberystwyth 

Ystumtuen 

Machynlleth 

Llanidloes 

The District 

Number on Trial in the 

District in IWT ... 707 

Less by Expenses ... 



YearlT 
'oDe c t fe a. 



£ 

3 

5 
10 

4 

5 

2 

I 
13 

»3 
13 



5. d. 
18 6 



9 
o 

2 

5 
10 

4 

7 
6 

3 
o 



o 
o 
o 
6 
o 
o 
o 
6 
o 
o 



138 15 o 



XVL NORTH WALES DISTRICT. 



120 


2741 


12J 


5? 


274 1 


5? 


361 


48 


66 


357' 


7« 


194 


8x 


42 


192 1 


105 


219 


86 


31 


234 1 




280 


68 


30 


30c 


68 


256 


68 


22 


252 


437 


IXOO 


5" 


242 


1161 


114 


55 « 


146 


39 


S92 


94 


497 


V 


41 


519 


120 


364 


63 


83 


393 


82 


215 


:;o 


37 


22c 


125 


549 


115 


37 


544 


174 


760 


170 


52 


744 


90 


140 


n 


25 


148 


89 


322 


27 


324 


200 


377 


200 


69 


377 


165 


575 


224 


74 


5.S5 


207 


492 


2IO 


99 


475 


61 


320 


60 


20 


322 


30 


136' 


39 


34 


145 


180 


494 


204 


»3i 


48c 


2JCf> 


809 


287 


123 


81C 


180 


728 


176 


40 


729 


238 


663 


211 


72 


693 


190 


^i8 


190 


49 


535 


307 


^i7 


302 


1x2 


88c 


"1 


4«3 


129 


!5 


477 


^50 5051 


94 


65 


1 74\ 


1 


1 


i8{ 


12 



Denbigh 

Rhyl 

Ruthin 

Corwen 

Llangollen 

Cefn 

Coedpoeth 

Llanrwst 

Abergele 

Conway 

Llandudno 

Liverpool : Shaw St. 
„ Mount Sion 

Welsh Mission 

Holjnvell 

Llanasa 

Bagillt 

Mold 

Beaumaris 

Amlwch 

Holyhead 

Carnarvon 

Bangor 

Tregarth 

PwUheU 

Port Madoc 

Dolgelly & Barmouth 
Towyn 



6 
6 

5 
5 

7 

4 
9 10 

6 10 

7 o 
9 2 
2 xo 

12 o 



o 
o 
o 

9 
o 

o 



10 
I 
6 



o 
o 
o 



8 8 
7 o 
8 
6 

4 
10 



o 
o 
o 
o 



8 10 
10 o 

9 o 

5 o 

5 o 

8 o 

\ 1 ^^ 



o 
o 
o 
6 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 
o 

Q 



Total 

Contributions, 

indudinir 

Yeariy 
Collectloa. 



Gn 



£ s, 

21 9 

19 7 

20 14 
18 16 

24 13 
20 2 

23 II 
33 16 
20 16 
30 I 
51 6 



d. 
I 
6 

3 

2 

6 

6 

o 

II 

3 

5 
6 



555 II 5 
486 



£ 

30 
20 

30 
45 
33 
44 
40 

20 
20 
16 
24 

554 



551 2 II 1034 



9 

12 

6 

7 
9 



2 
o 

9 
6 

6 



DinasmaYiddyi^ \\ 7. o ^ 



8 10 

36 13 
18 7 
16 II 
12 2 

7 3 

18 6 

25 6 

4 13 
10 14 

12 II 

19 3 
16 8 

10 13 

4 10 

16 9 

26 19 

24 5 
22 2 

17 5 

27 4 
16 2 

I4t 8 
1. % 



8 
8 

4 
o 

8 

8 

4 

4 

4 
8 

4 
o 

8 

4 
8 

4 

4 
o 

4 
8 



18 
20 

15 
20 

5 



60 
40 

15 
15 
35 
25 
35 



4 
4 
4. 

°ji 

8i 

2' 



15 

25 
30 



1898.] 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



IMT. 1 UBS. 


c.™. 








Ill 


413 
539 
363 
89 

14536 


III 


tSl 


^ 


'^-rs: 


C™.!.. 




4565 


36 
15 
5 

1907 


414 
536 
373 
93 
127 




\%i f,.= ^li'.t 


173 
90 




800 

S 12 


17 19 4 






6c 


Stockton-on-Tees ... 

London (Welsb) 

Number on THal in (be 
Di.lrii:tinl8»T....9i"- 


5]!"°° 


zS 


4503 


136,, 6 


493 a 8 


493 2 8 





XVII 


BIR 


164 


769 
6.8 




69 


30 


10 


92 


54 


307 


55 




71 


407 


69 


64; 


tjo 


7t>/ 


111 




19( 


8(x 


iA: 


S3 




128S 
29 


191 


59 


"1 


ai; 


no 


Si 


42t 




4t 


















w 




II. 


4* 




59c 


■!■ 






ejK 


tK 


H= 




W2 


4S 




51 


325 


42 


14 


231 


82^ 


21S 


42 


IV- 


S'7 


■if. 


7'. 




574 


■>f>\ 


W 




bli 


1«^ 




IW 


45? 




ZT 






Sfi 




Jk 


447 


8c 


ic 














St 












!§ 


380 
131 


^S 


a? 


81 


276 


55 


35 



BIRMINGHAM AND SHREWSBURY DISTRICT. 




SCHEDULE A. 



l^f^^ 



SOOiEvEshun 

472 Rcdditcb 

640' Coventry 

35S R"jby 

494I Iveanin^QD 

I7[|! Stratford-upon-Avon 

5691 Hinckley 

461 NuncRtoD&AtberotonE 
J99I Shrewsbury. 
3oS|i Madeley -.... 

1671 Dawtey 

411 Wellineton ■ 
305 Ketley Bank, 

444 Ludlow 

1S7 Kingtoi 



1971 



Knighton 

The District. 

Number OD Trial In the 
Diitriet in tS>T..,ises. 
Less by Expcnsea ... 



IS 9 ■ 7 17 5 . 



2«1 


lOSl 


337 


so 


1005 


7u 


ii'l 






19° 

35 


■;< 


VH 






29c 




(iSh 


as 


(.1 






ZSC 






no 










65a 


7> 




m 


4-' 


tw 


lire 


rft 


13. 






Ks-1 


H= 


11 


79<: 


m 




71 


^l 


7» 


in> 








7tK 


<)' 








^8, 




44'. 




2-. 


4S; 


ly; 


S7S 










1,^2 


SO 




:isi 






















IZZ 


B64 


t>f 


^4 


«46 




101 








25 


36^ 




22 


351 1 



XVIII. MACCLESFIELD DISTRICT. 

Macdesfield 

Buxton (Wesley) .. 
„ (Devonshire Pk.) 

Whalcybridge 

Congleton 

Sandbach 

Nantwich 

Northwich 

Buralem 

Hanley 

TunsuU 

Newcastle 

Stafford 

Stone 

Leek '""'""""!. 

Wetton and Longnor 
Uttoxeter 



,^ 





o| 






f 






t 




4 






14 








<: 








it 


3 


li 




y^ 


' 






c 












t 




i<i 










■; 


3 
7 

7 


i 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 




XIX. LIVERPOOL DISTRICT. 



izS 




■;6i 


iSi 8c 






•J' 


1221 


141 


44 


544 


aw 




<«.s 


n 


S 


315 

III 


109 


7' 


971 


17s 


47 


4Si 


«*■ 






171 


71 


552 


I8C 




ss^ 


a; 




S'l 


qt 


f. 


59<: 






337 


S( 


2'! 




33 

■52 


8 


»57 

95 


21 








2K 


80 


M 


V 










S'l 


89 


493 


V- 


15s 877 












23! 499 


m 


yA 1174 


113: Mo[ 843i 


74 38 546 




239 


95 





Grove Stre4 

Wesley 

St. John'* ... 

Woollon 

Mission. Ceo- 
iral HflU ... 

Waterloo 

I Birkenhead 

Rockferry 

Seacombc 

HoyUfee4W«atKirbyl 

j Chester. ' 

Tarporley, 

i Mold 

r Carnarvon ft Bangor 

, Llandudno 

Rhyl 

I Colwyn Bay 

1 Holyhead 

'\ Wreibam 

i Oswestry 

Whitchurch 

Wamngton 

Rimcorn 

frodaham. 

Widnea 

St. Helen's & Prescot 
Soutbport : 

„ Uomington Rd. 

„ Trinity 

Ormskirk 

Preston; Lunc St.... 



•AM 


» 


14 8 


15 






213 6 


'Ui 


S12 i 


,18 9 




10.9 6 




I 16 9 


3 . 6 




li % 






I 4 ( 


5 10 t 






3 4 6 


S 13 7 




37 3 
17 19 6 




7 8 6 



46 6 
70 14 



9 S" ' 

5 45 ' 



[•m 



INT. 


UN. 1 


ill 


^ 


i 


rS^ ^ 




894 


144 


55 9'9 


^■■ 


a 


4'i 






<, 


14 aSs 




igz 






t*! 






»8 69; 




'7* 


6S 






250 


+1 




44 




60 


35; 261 








* 


103 


371 ' 


*2QM0 


4141 


1724 


msTi 



J Preston: Wesley ... 

Blackpool 

J L)-[ham 

p Gar^luig , 

Lmctsler. 

Morecambe , 

I Newtown 

Welshpool 

{ Aberystwyth 

I TheDiatrirt , 

Number OD Trial in the 

DiMrict in in'l...nK 

I Less by Expcnsea ... 



166 

13'! 790 

358 1022'! . 

79 4'4 

224 973 

3«4' 853; 

376 "4721 

346 857 



166 764' 

>33 600I 

99 389I 

agS, 1332.1 

3S4' 1230] 

£5, *5» 

8s; 449 

182 70s 



'!i" 


856 


7 


9! 99 


39 






807 


/ 300 


* 


1014 








H' B,^ 




404 


J *93 


ay 
14 


&i 


■■ 3S; 


12. 








81c 


' 140 


14 


70S 


TS 


J8 




3» 


371 


■; m 






0. I S3 


2- 










■ii '% 


M 


1204 


\\ ^ 


175 
7 


's; 




- 












26 686 


i| M 


25 47S 




24s 139c 


150 


29 


»"7 



MANCHESTER DISTRICT. 
Hancbetter; Central 

Hall 

Students 

Man'ier Oldham Rd. 

„ Pendleton 

„ Regent Road ... 

„ Grosvenor Street 

„ City Road 

„ Oxford Road ... 

„ Radnor Street ... 

„ GravelLane 

„ CbeetlumHill... 

M Loogsi^ht 

„ Droylsden 

„ We^ 

Altrincham 

Sale 

StockportrTiviotDale 

Alderley Edge, etc... 

New UiUa 

Glossop 

Ashton-under-Lyne 
Hyde 



* Numbera amended becauH of tranifcn, 



4 IS 


38 "4 3| 




,. 8 »' 


1 10 7 


5S 8 oj 


,2,U 


JJ8,S 




64 16 i 




14a 12 ( 








84 7 10 


•9 3 ■ 


120 19 ., 




'39 n i 








34" 6 


1 7 10 c 




\\i'.r. 


143 15 i 




iif: 


&I3 n 


330 16 c 


»z 3 <■ 


"7 4 9 








19 10 { 


I 3 1" ; 


17 2 a 


i 7 


50 7 ; 




40 3 " 




5^ 15 K 




7313 8, 



i8g8.] 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



uvt. 


( 1896. 




^^ 




i 


340 

lag 


i 

■ 67 
. 36 

4660 


T^, 


^ 






16 


217a 


375 


Saddleworlh 


£s. d 
3 
I IS 


as 16 0. * 
6 3 6 „ „ 
37 "0 ' 










.,,84! 


Number on THillD the 

Di«rictloM9T...«8a 
LeBsbyEipensea... 




"46 3 4 
71 15 6 


4860 


21959 


!98 6 2|*o74 7 10184 10 a 



33a 
311 


i6t>oi 
iiSo 


is^ 


190 


1482 

.26q 




<)■{' 


20; 


104 










4C 


102 




lOlI 


"4- 


27^ 






IJ^ 






S6W 










29a 


805 


297 


10 


747 


liO 


iW. 


lis 


12; 


1467 




41^ 


If 






7" 




7' 


7S 


6« 


J41 














^7A 


6. 








141 










lit 




40i 












241 


!!,( 


ziS 


3t 


IZ4I 






IS-- 




SUl 




bv 






bSI 










6S1 


w 








2Sfi 


■iol 


.08^ 


111 


■Bl 


1125 


17! 


41- 


14-. 


"■ 




aat 






T 






^ 


IZ2 


99 


IS 


M6S|i9795 


r" 


18.0 


■9607 



XSI. BOLTON DISTRICT. 

Botlon: Bridge St. 

Wesley 

Park Street 



Rochdale; Union St. 
Littleborough 
Wesley 

Hcywood 

Hurnley 



RadelVffe .'.Z'...."... 

■kburn: Clayton-! 

Clayton-!c-Moora ., 
Hflslingden 

Hflcup °".. ;■.;;;■.";:! 

Rawtenstall , 



Clitheroe 

Leigh 

Wigan 

The District.,.'. ... 

[uintKronTrullntta* 
District Id lB9T...tji6 

Less by Elxpeniea ... 



15 16 








MS . , 






73 a 5 












78 4 « 
















'3 4 ; 


65 '3 f 




3 f 








103 11 I 




S 10 6 


12 18 7 
40 2 6 












41 S * 
















13 








•OS '3 i 




11 14 


5* " S 






32 □ c 






32 8 






'4 3 ; 


30 




























72 7 n 


.2.6 3 


1354 18 4 




230 " 5 


63 6 5 




1291 11 11 


9* 16 3 



[.898. 



1B8T, 




uw 




ill 


S5- 


ffl 


^ 


Ksr 


314 






7ifi 




6„ 




i; 






>97 


>45 


37 

5 


703 

313 


i«7 


WS 


iqS 


120 


g6c\ 




toil 




ios 


1014 


3" 


nss 














41 






S»7 








'• 


39'; 




1 


3'3 


': 


43' 


'■ 


4^5 




I017 




tr, 


■*^ 




V/^ 


M 


I' 












X 


34j 
1481 


,s 


t 


364 


370 


136s 


40: 


Sf 


"34 




SS' 


7t 


SS 


57' 


170 








•S 


10; 


s«^ 






^; 


^4S 










3S. 








1052 




1( 


981 


<J! 


4')'. 




■ 1^ 


^84 




*« 


isf 


a 


U 


^ 


307 


3.- 


5 


iw 




7^ 
















Ai 


501 


24 


3' 


555 


_ 










3SI0 


30933 


3830 


IS'3 


20976 













XXII. HAUFAX AND BRADFORD DISTRICT. 



Halifkz: SL John's 

„ Wesley ... 

„ Rbodc: St 

I, King Cross 
HuddenGeld : 

„ QuecD Street 

„ Buxton Road 6 18 

„ Gledholt 

Holmfirth. .... 7 13 

Sowerby Bridge 

tjtainland 

rodmorden 

HeMen Bridee 

DenbyDale 

Bradford: Kirkgate,. 

„ Low Uow ... 

„ Hisaingluin 

„ Eutbrook ... 

„ Green Hill ... 

„ Great HortOD 

„ Shipley 

„ Wind Hill ... 

Keighley 

HaworthftOakwoith 
BinE'ey 

Skiplon 

llUey 

Cross Hills 

Grasiinfton 

Settle 

Number on Tiiil in the 

Dtitrict in IMT-im 

Less by ExpCDSes ... 



81 


.760 


355 158 










31 


s 


430 


r, & 


748 


1; 


« 


333' 38 


871 


73 


49' 


78 14 


478 



XXIII. LEEDS DISTRICT. 
Leeds; Brunswick... 

Students 

„ Chapel AllertoD... 
„ Oxford Place ... 

„ Holbeck 

„ Woodhouse Hoot 
M Headiogley 



37 9 


105 4 6 


.3 
7 7 6 

14 i3 6 

13 * 4 


65 19 9 
3§ 7W 
34 4 

81 4 3 

73 3 1 



1898.] 




MEMBERS, COltTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 


5=7 


U9T. 


IMS. 




.^£3^ 


ss 




Ill " ~ 


Ill 

104 

'73 
■99 

3S5 


68 

1 
1 


St 


C™CU,T* 


cr««. 


249 
107 

7' 


374 
74c 
77'1 
726 

t^ 

535 
1076 
74' 

1" 

1 

833 
5^ 

742 


390 

1174 
7IS 
679 

i7<; 
5" 

■;s 

■175 
431 

844 

8zS 
811 

ii 

144 
493 
739 

11699 


Leeda:Mis5.(S.Pclcra) 
„ [Rhmnd. Hill] 
„ MisB. (Centre!) 

„ HuMlct 

„ Bnimley 

„ Armley 

„ Horsforth 

„ Rothwell 


5 S 

5 0. 
700 

6 S 

3 7 6 

4 5 <> 

4 '7 3 

6 10 

VA I 
'III 

"5 'S n 

7 'S 
9 
6 10 □ 

400 

3 " 9 

4 3 


3^. si 
35 9 3 
57 
io8 13 

69 9 ' 
31 I 7 
20 8 9 
60 I 

18 3 , 

Z l'\ 

34 I 4 
18 .7 5 
68 19 

% il 6 

Sir; 


.^ .. d. 




■38 74 


Birstall 




'9 


J! 
24 

17 

I 

■ So 

43SO 


14 
5' 

37 
10 
5' 
17 

^: 

6o 


Morley 

Dewsbury 

Ossett sad Horbury 


6a 


,ll 


Pateley Bridge'""!!! 


6a 


Z 


CflStlcford 












Yesdor 




253 


Woodhouse Grove... 


64 19 




Number 00 TriiiL in Ihr 
DiitrtctiDlgBT...K9]. 
Lessb,Expe„«5... 




1498 18 5 

67 6 2 




4066 


21412 


233 16 3 


1431 12 3 


.84 19 a 



247 iz6lr 256. 76 

180 873I 273 90 

'53 634 173 34 

407 1Z46' 430 35 

219 131H 197 63 



70, 876 75 35 



XXIV. SHEFFIELD DISTRICT. 

12791 Sheffield; Orvcr St. 

913 „ Norfolk St. 

695I „ Park 

1252) „ Ebeneier... 
'354' I, Bninmwick 
Thomcliffe 



Ches 



Held. 



Bakewell 

Br«iwell 

Rotherham 

Wath-upon-Deame 

Doncaster: Prion PL 

„ Oxford Place 

Banialey 



130 s 


226 .7 2 




.43 6 2 


\M t 


ir^'n 


1;,; 


156 6 7 








a 4 c 


1% 14 8 


■j;?;: 


59 a 9 
S' 7 4 










la 4 n 


70 16 4 



S.S 










SCHEDULE A. 






(■ 


UB. 1 UM. 


c.„™ 


ciea^ 


^ 




Ill 


^i^l^ 


c 


64 

S4 


934 
14077 


4S 34! 904 
S7 <8! 544 




4 10 6 


£ .. i.; ^ 


I Worksop 


3* li 4 


5. 




i6ig 


1185 


■4465 


Noinb«rmTri.liBth«' 
Less bj Eipci>K» ... 








"57 9 II 

41 6 8 




3432 


>77 4 


1116 3 3I204 



IF 



iS 20309 4166 1967 3o6ss 



NOTTINGHAM AND DERBY 

Nottingham: (Halifkz 
321 p!. Central Miss.) 

909 1 „ Tennyson Street 
9141 „ Ark wrigbt Street 

1609', „ Wesley 

849!! Ilkeston 

laSo'l Msnsfield 

joi ' Southwell 

537i' Bingham 

I7ZS| Leicester: Bishop SL 
1031 I „ Huniberstone Rd, 
M3S] Melton Mi>wbr»y ... 

315 Oakham 

434 StSJnford 

S!J4' Grantham 

604 I Peterborough 

308 I Crowland 

6161 Loughborough 

44QI Castle Donington ... 
Derby : King Street 



oHiU 

Ashbourne 

Belper 

Ripi-^y 

Matlock 

Asb by-dc-la-Zouch. 

Woodville, etc. 

B urton-on-Trent 

Tamwnrtb & Lichfietd 
The District .... 
NnmbtronTri.1 



: S a 


A* "3 w 






41 € 






31 10 ( 






82 to 10 
a6 I 4 








! il 6 . 


S814 










14 e 


S^ >S * 




S 'S 






'iA I 


77 " t 








14 c 


62 s s 




t S = 




70 


3 c 


as 4 3 


20 








9 " 2 


45 16 S 






11 3 c 






30 19 a 






17 14 « 






46 .5 c 




;,! i 


4a 3 6 






ai ■ 


3 e 


•7 7 7 




5 5 c 


39 II c 


•5 ' 




»> 3 € 


40 ■ 








3 'S 3 

8 3 9 


29 19 7 




45 6 3 




3 7 9 


13 >a 4 


70 c 


996 5 






38 I 4 




i86.5 9 


9S7 19 I 


305 









11.7. 




SSB. 


Ml 


M.m 


ill 


On Mon. 


1,^ 


rrW, tars. 


no 


nw 


140 


34 1304 






*7 


33 102S 


ss 






45' 1144 










S7 


.,K. 


Oq 


45 14:8 


■,^1 


■/I 




03. 703 




44'. 




23 473 




,,.! 




84' 1333 










t,: 


op; 


61 


36 705 


41 




■i<) 






0.W 




7' 684 


7S 


4'(' 


■00 


'3| 443 










58 


335 




17 3M 

i 


13ZI 


II 143 


'333 


561 iai74 








^— .-^^ 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



XXVI. LINCOLN DISTRICT. 



Lincoln : Wealey . . . 
„ HighStreet 

Slcaford 

Market Raaen 

Louth 

HomcBstle 

Bardney 

Alferd 

Coningsby 

Spilsby 

BuStDD 

Wai n fleet & Skegness 

Spalding 

Holbeach 

Bourne 



246 




:.8 




1206 




i-^-i- 


24: 




"15 


52 


4J4 




55 


454 




11; 20 


2S4 






20t 




2P7 


40 


902 














(,4-. 






931 


4* 


ibi 


34 


1; 


IS 












1073' 16c 






igi 


10761 151 


11 




*■ 






ISO 




1140' 171 




"41 


Z5 


6yi, 2; 


■2: 




& 


335 34 
493' 97 


3-? 


322 

484 


ai 


942 


38 


5' 





XXVII. HULL DISTRICT, 

Hull; 

„ Walthain Street 

„ Kingston 

„ Mission (Old 
Town) 

„ Gt. Thomton-st. 

„ Queen's Road... 

Beverley 1m.... 

DriflSeld 

Howden 

Withernsea 

Hornsea 

Grimsby, George St. 

,, Duncombe St. 

GsiDSborougfa 

Epworth ,. 

Soaith 

Gootc 



17 I 3 


..7 3 10 


13 19 


118 19 3 


4 10 4 
23 3 4 
9 3 >o 

10 IS 

3 17 9 
3 5 9 


23 II 4 

'iVil 

53 8 

3° 3 7 


ill 

2 14 
10 13 4 


19 12 

70 3 
46 8 4 
7 13 3 


2 17 1 


>5 2 7 


3 "4 9 
5 9 8 


19 9 3 



SCHEDULE A. 



INT. H UML 


^.. 


T— 


ill 


te 


!ll 


Ai-a; 


^1^^/ 


■js 

>7q 


toos 


103 
ISO 


311 n6a 
33 K»7 




II 10 40 < 10 
■3 10 31 " + 




S9S 8 6 

; 4» "o 5 


ws|i6;n 


7« '6544 




.79 14 'o 853 'S "IIS 



31 


<i>s 








ni* 


g 


4St 

311 


7^ 








I< 


SA\ 




V.^ 


L> 


741 






47"^ 


30 


h93 



& 


34. 
70 


»ss 


3° 


^ 


3S 






S' 


« 


S' 


m 






)j( 


















3d 










It 




Ms 


4C 


7^ 


14 


5' 


*s 


416 


wi 



XXVIII. YORK DISTRICT. 

TOtI Yock : New Street 
■431 H Centeouy 
1169I Werfey ... 

664 Tidcasler 

S6o Pocitiington , 

1?7 Market Weighloo 

874 MatloQ 

55^ Easingwold 

3191 Hdmilcy 

'34* Scarborough .. ... 

445 Shcrbnm 

»2 ] Filey 

486' Pickcrinf 

47Si KirbyMoDf^de 

S4S|] Thir^k 

3»o'l Nortb«Jlcrton 

786 Ripon 

541 Mashaa 

434'! Boroughbridge ... 

8661 sdby 

I Numt«roiiTri>)Ul 



'1 Less by Expense* ... 



III'? 


1- 








IS* 






9l 


"»! 




5 10 


il 


Vk 


7 5 




o| 


30 




9 I 




s 


% t 














«7 


7 5 


4 10 




















21 


I 1 








5 (■ 








c 


4 IS 






3 IC 


9 4 




11 




^1; 


3 




5 ( 


14 IJ 






3 5 


841 


( 






45 


14 ( 


■ 83 11 


4 


797 


6 5 



XXIX. WHITBY AND DARLINGTON DISTRICT. 

Whilby 5 1 

Dauby , a 1 

Stoke«l«y I 4 I 

Guisborough. ttc. ... 7 
Loftg^in-ClevelflDd.. a 
Dailington Bondgalt 6 I 
„ North Road ,. 4 I 

Stockton 13 I 

I042I1 Uiddlesbro'.- Wesley .; 7 
— Southbank ... 3 I 



8'! 557 


841 58 


sfa 


.3 a6i 


91 ■ 




16 31. 


1 171 y 


117 








100 38. 






,|S|g 


358 90 


6l3 


353' 131 li' 36ll 101 


166 373 


ri'1 


1042I 
372 



MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 



ffl" 



111 



3240 1Z791 1184 93513016 



461 
384 
40 900 



Hartlepool, etc 

Barnard Castle 

TeesdHle 

Bishop Auckland ... 

The Shildons 

Spennymoor 

Crook 

Middleham 

Hawea 

Richmond 

Recth 

Bedale 

Number od Trial io Um 
Diii[ricLi>il8tT...iii« 
Less by Expenses ... 






H 


1 


9! 


3! 


; 


I 


Wi 


i 


8 








35 


H 


3| 









ZSS 938; 

134 708 

tSo! 697; 

83' 380; 



173: 7301 

'42, 572 

ai9' 467 

140 578: 

8?: 3'5. 

6o| 184 ; 

181; 720! 

21 1 1 683II 

178| 807! 

1361 797 

47I 39' 

151; 441 

ii8; 594 



XXX. NEWCASTLE-OK-TYNE DISTRICT. 
Newcaatle-on-Tyne : 
„ Brunswick .... ^ 
„ Blenheim-sL Uiss.1 

„ Dilston Road .. ' 

„ Els wick Road... 

„ Clarence Street 

„ RylOQ 

Gateshead- on -Tyne ; 
„ High West Slrcel 
„ Bensham Road 



'g 




1007 






.o| 96= 


i7< 


+ 745 




i« 


701 


94 


47 


409 


218 


94 


955 




Ot 




2lt 




718 




& 


S4B 




480! 


17b 




sob; 


lozj 14 


325 


68 28 


319 


304 

204 


a 


u 


14( 


IS 




iqs 




1003 


117 


•. 


757 


i 


2-i 


401 


•37 


4 


473 








'45 


lai 





f-Tjne. 



Blyth . , 

Morpeth 

Sunderland : 

„ S&tisStrcetMiss. 

„ St. John's 

„ Fawcett Street 
Houghlon-le-Spring 

Durham 

■Chester-le-street ... 

Thornley 

Wolsingham ., 

Weardnle 

Hexham 

Shotley Bridge, etc. 
aben amended becanse ( 



6 7 

6 17 7 
3 10 1 


15 14 9 


\ i I 

3 11 
» 5 


3 ' 5 
14 7 6 
7 «9 6 


9 15 

3 7 


3 '• 7 

VI, t 


1 



S3» 








SCHEDULE A 






[ 


m,. 


un. 




.jas. 


roui 




ill 


3S7 
393 

IS 

53 


3fi, 4 
59 7 

1 


372 

3& 
3W 
3SI 
SO 


s: 


■^ 


53 


3 10 3! la 3 9 

4 01 10 4 9 

' 5 SJ 4 3 7 


^ 


Halt»bistk 


25 


11 






Berwick^n-Tweed . 

The Disiriel 

NDmbc DO Trill in tba 

Di«rioinUW..,is"S 

LeubjEUpeaxa... 


I 8 n 


rii 


40 






too6 I 2 

40 « 2 




3,« 


18072; 


39971641 


18460 




184 5" 


966 


'37 



















'54! 


'S 


.« 


40| 


'S 




241 




19 


219 


34 


5S 


'43 


57' 


548 
401 


JJi 


40 


60. 


ffi 


1^! 


408 


ii 


20 


552: 


m| 


231 




2S 


240 


lb] 


as7 




I? 










■4 


477 




91 






9°! 


so 


2*1 














8 


46q 


97 






44 


278 


1 






40 


599^ 










i 


944^ 


bsbi 


^ 


394 


649_3 



XXXI. CARLISLE DISTRICT. 
Carlisle 
Dumfries , 



Whitehaven 

Workington 

Coekcm.outli,etc.... 
Kirkb; Stephen, etc. 

Penrith 

Kir^oswald 

Wifton 

UuTport 

Kendal 

Ambiedde 

Sedbergh 

UIverslOD 

M.Ilom 

■Barm w-in-Fu mess . . 
The District 
Hunberon Trillin the 
Diunct in ISST 3*9 
Less by Expenses ... 



XXXII. ISLE OF MAN DISTRICT. 

)| 91S Douglas ... 
il 514 Castletown 
i' 790 Ramsey ... 



800 


51 IS 
6 iS 10 


14 c 


19 10 


7 7 « 


4 c 




3 7 


17 8 7 


2 IS 


«7 9 4 


300 


17 lO c 


7 4 6 




3 5 A 




I IS 
3 18 7 


926 
ai 8 5 


404 


32 4 E 








5 9 i 








6 5 n 


400 


23 19 6 






23 2 7 


55 • 9 


316 19 5 







Less by Expenses .. 



5 I ' 


11 .i ", 

iVtl 




148 14 4 
981. 


32 18 s 


■39 S SI 



5j>7i 



1898.] MEMBERS, CONTRIBUTIONS, GRANTS. 

XXXIII. SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 



„ Le[th 

Glasgow : St. John's 
„ St. Thomas's ... 
,, CalhcHrtRoad 

'„ Paisley Koad ... 

,. li.W. Mission... 

Kilayth 

Dumbarton 

Alexandria 

Greenock 

Wallacestone, etc. ... 

Falkirk Mission 

Stirling anil Doune... 

Aberdeen 

Peterhead 

Dundee : Ward Road 
„ Victoria Rd. 

Blairgowrie 

Perth Hissioa 

Arbroath 

Montrose 

Banff. 

Pcirteaaie 

Inverness 

Paisley Hiuion 

The District 

Number on Trial in the 
DialriclinlBftT 389. 
Less by Expenses ... 







IMS, 


til 


SS7 


40 


W 


^■ 


So 


18 


S8[ 






















' 






It 




52 


Xi 




4b 
27 


34' 




Ml 


2A 


IS 


S4! 


■f 


44'i 










MC 






isi 












12 


67 


10 




i? 




:;^ 


M 


a 


117 




ni 




' 


i-V 




17! 




; 


m 




IK 




'.' 


I4< 




4' 










ail 


fi- 












I 


8: 


'.S 






a8^ 




111 




' 




"3 

IS 


% 


ll 


4 


1^ 


1' 


IS 






13 


^ 


'3 


2 


11 


15 


87 


b 


s 
3 
3 


43 


500 


6205 


"48^ 


'^9 


"6348 



9 7, 
'7 2 ^^ 

12 516S2 



XXXIV. ZETLAND DISTRICT. 
Lerwick, etc. ... 

Walls 

Northmavin, tie. 

North Isles 

Number on Trial i 
Oiitrict In IWT. 



143 



158s! 



4 5 

i-il 

12 9 


12 19 I 
5 2 6 

3 16 3 

4 19 I" 


»6.7 9 
4 19 10 


1 6 9 


31 17 11 







534 



['«« 



SUMMARY 

or 

CONTRIBUTIONS AND GRANTS. 1898 



DISTRICTS. 



First London 

Second London 

Third London 

Bedford and Northampton .... 

Kent 

East Angha 

Oxford 

Portsmou^ 

Channel Islands 

Devonport and Plymouth 

Cornwall 

Exeter 

Bristol and Bath 

Cardiff and Swansea 

South Wales 

North Wales 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury. 

Macclesfield 

Liverpool 

Manchester 

Bolton 

Halifax and Bradford 

Leeds 

Sheffield 

Nottingham and Derby 

Lincoln 

Hull 

York 

Whitby and Darlington 

Newcastle-on-Tyne 

Carlisle 

Isle of Man 

Scotland 

Zetland 



J. d. 

5 " 

I 10 

o 7 
3 



Total £ 



k 



£ 

301 
283 

277 

icx) 13 3 

89 8 II 

72 13 8 

77 II 2 

112 17 4 

53 19 o 

71 6 10 

104 4 II 

81 7 o 

192 7 o 

120 II 5 

138 IS o 
236 II 6 

256 13 3 

139 13 6 

334 4 3 

298 6 2 

230 12 5 

195 II 6 

232 16 3 

177 4 o 

186 15 9 

loi 3 6 

179 14 10 

182 II 6 

100 16 o 

184 5 II 

55 « 



32 18 

97 14 
6 o 



9 

5 
6 

9 



5i305 19 7 



mrtiMJiM^ 



O idiauy 



£ 
1.758 

i>549 

1.377 

525 

452 

697 
562 

637 
305 
394 
504 
416 
1,116 
718 

551 

493 

»»35> 
620 

2,014 

2,074 
1,291 

1,094 

1,43 1 
1,116 

957 
411 

853 

797 

555 
966 

316 

139 

340 

21 



s. d, 
3 5 



3 

14 

14 
II 

II 
15 



12 

3 

19 

2 

18 
6 

14 
o 

19 

5 
12 



2 
6 

I 

3 

I 

6 



2 10 

2 8 

19 10 

13 5 

15 « 

1 o 

II 10 

2 II 
2 8 

18 10 

" 5 
15 2 

7 10 

II II 

5 2 



3 

3 

I 

o 

I 

5 

5 
o 

5 
5 
5 



17 II 



28,417 6 10 



t 



£ 

255 
407 



325 
236 

1,187 
462 
669 
40 
246 
206 

454 
660 

577 
1,034 

493 
467 

200 

201 

184 

92 
120 
184 
204 

305 
130 

"5 
190 

220 

137 

235 

87 

682 



5. 
o 
o 
I 
I 
o 

5 
5 

5 

o 

6 
16 

o 
6 1 

4 

2 

2 

15 

o 

>5 
10 

16 

o 

19 
1 
o 
o 
o 

o * 

O ( 
10 

6 ■ 

16 i 

o 



( 



11,31610 c 



1898.] 



535 
SCHEDULE B. 



THE FUND FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND EDUCA- 
TION OF MINISTERS' CHILDREN. 

The following are the amounts to be raised in each District : 

MAINTENANCE. 



• DISTRICTS. 



* First London . 
Second London 
Third London . 
Bedford and Northampton 
Kent 

East AngKa 
Oxford 
Portsmouth 
Channel Islands 
Devonport and Plymouth 

* Cornwall . 
Exeter 

Bristol and Bath 
Cardiff and Swansea 
South Wales . 
North Wales . 
Birmingham & Shrewsbury 
Macclesfield 
Liverpool 

Manchester . . 
Bolton . . 
Hahfax and Bradford 
Leeds . . , 
Sheffield . . . 
Nottingham and Derby 
Lincoln . 
Hull 

York . , , 
Whitby and Darlington 
Newcastle 
Carlisle . 
Isle of Man 

* Scotland . 

Total 



No. of 


No. of 


Minis- 


Mem- 


ters. 


bers. 


754 


18,998 


654 


14,423 


594 


13*019 


49i 


12,560 


3« 


7,079 


45 


8,776 


35 


7.778 


46 


9,025 


13 


3,339 


37 


8,898 


46 


17,379 


43i 


8,665 


65i 


14,275 


54 


12,492 


3oi 


5,550 


65 


14,536 


97 


21,383 


46 


",933 


90 


21,783 


73 


21,959 


73 


18,452 


70 


20,933 


67i 


21,412 


444 


14,077 


68} 


20,309 


32 


12,143 


51^- 


16,522 


45 


12,638 


Pi 

61J 


13.317 


18,072 


294 


6,561 


10 


2,856 


40 


6,205 


*'7i3j 


437,347 



Total. 




Rate. 


£ 


5. 


d. 


^. "• 


1,370 








18 


i,>79 








18 


1,071 








18 


833 


10 





17 


573 








15 


535 








11 15 


525 








15 


669 


10 





14 10 


221 








17 


647 


10 





17 10 


876 








18 


541 








12 7 


1,004 


10 





15 9 


744 


12 





*3 ^5 


269 








8 


842 


9 





12 10 


1,652 








17 


S73 








19 


1,678 








18 10 


1,486 


10 





20 10 


1,462 








20 10 


1,435 
1,380 








20 10 








20 10 


906 








20 10 


1,330 


10 





19 10 


624 








19 10 


1,002 








19 10 


840 








18 10 


857 








19 


1,225 








20 


473 








16 


165 








16 10 


379 


*5 


9 


9 


29,952 


6 


9 





Equiva- 
lent Rate 
per zoo 
Members. 



£ 

7 
8 

8 

6 

7 

5 
6 

6 

6 

7 
4 
6 

7 
6 

4 

5 

7 

7 

7 
6 

7 
6 

6 

6 

6 



5. 

7 

4 

3 
10 

18 

16 

15 

17 

19 
8 

II 
6 
6 
8 

II 

14 

15 
I 

19 
18 

3 
12 

8 

6 

10 



5 I 

6 10 
6 13 

6 16 

7 3 
6 3 
6 9 



* This amount includes arrears : First London, ;^xx ; Cornwall, £48 ; Scotland, 
£6 5s. gei. 

N.B. Number of Members as at the last Quinquennial Assessment. 



J 



53^ SCHEDULE B, [1898. 



EDUCATION. 

£ 

First London 236 

Second London 168 

Third London 169 

Bedford and Northampton 124 

Kent 95 

East Anglia 95 

Oxford 87 

Portsmouth 113 

Channel Islands 38 

Devonport and Plymouth 102 

Cornwall 131 

Exeter . . . • , • • • . . 96 

Bristol and Bath 170 

Cardiff and Swansea .120 

South Wales 55 

North Wales 148 

Birmingham and Shrewsbury . . . . 260 

Macclesfield 150 

Liverpool 257 

Manchester 254 

Bolton 254 

Halifax and Bradford 218 

Leeds 211 

Sheffield 160 

Nottingham and Derby 192 

Lincoln 77 

Hull 160 

York 142 

Whitby and Darlington 129 

Newcastle 190 

Carlisle 74 

Isle of Man 27 

Scotland . -7^ 



s, a, 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 

o o 



Total <)^4t778 o o 

N,B, — ^The Ministers in Departments, and those without 
Pastoral charge, are not included in the above Numbers and 
Assessments. 



1898.] 



537 



AN ALPHABETICAL LIST 



OF THE 



WESLEYAN METHODIST MINISTERS AND 

PROBATIONERS 
IN GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, AND 
ON THE COLONIAL AND FOREIGN STATIONS 



UNDER THE BRITISH CONFERENCE. 

1. The figures in the first column mark the year in which each Minister entered 
on his work ; those which immediately follow the name of the Circuit denote 
the number of the Circuit on the Stations^ the Mission Stations being distinguished 
by a number in brackets ; and the numbers which stand at the right of the third 
column denote the year of annual appointment, 

2. This list has been compiled for the purpose of convenient reference; no pains 
have been spared to insure accuracy, but it is not to be considered official, 

ABE-AIN 



ENT 



z868 

z88c' 
X858 
X844 
Z884 

X871 
X876 

187^ 
1884 

1884 
X872 

1869 
1896 

1879 
1894 

1877 

x88o 

X896 



NAMES. 



Abeyesekera, John H., 
Ceylon MiniMter . . . . 

Abraham) Alexander .. 

Abraham, Edward, Sup. 

Abraham, Thomas, St*p, 

Acquaah, Robert M., 
African Minister. . . . 

Adair, Philip G 

Adams, Ldward S., Cey- 
lon Minister . . . . 

Adams, Henry 

Adams, Herbert H. 

Adcock, Edward Wright 
Adcock, George . . . . 

Adcock, Samuel . . . . 

Addo, James R.^ African 

Assistant Minister . . 

Add\, William 

Adlard, J. Cartwright . . 

Agnew, James T 

Ahamparam, Paul, Cey- 
lon Minister . . . . 
Ainsworth, Percy C. . . 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Angulana, [31] z 

KilTamey & Killorglin, 849 z 

Ripon, 7c8 

Aughnacloy, 884 

Anamabu, [244] 6 

Jersey {French), ais .. .. x 

Eraur, [88] a 

Worthinir, 99 x 

Penzance, 245 3 

Leicester {Bishop St.), 637 x 

Folkestone, X36 a 

Denby Dale, 564 z 

Accra, [250] 3 

Fivemilt town, 871 . . . . 3 
Nottingham {Tennyson 

Street), 629 3 

Portadown, 933 a 

Kaluthavelly, [93] . . . . a 

Daventry, ZZ7 » a 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Angulana, Ceylon. 

KiUamey, Ireland. 

Ripon. 

Aughnadoy, Ireland. 

Anamabu, vid Cape Coast, 
West Africa. 

23, Vauxhall St., St. Heller's, 

[Jersey. 

Rraur, Ceylon. 

^4, Teville Road. Worthing. 

Vivian House, Newlyn, Pen- 
zance. 

19, West Street, Leicester. 

90, Cheriton Road, Folke-> 
stone. 

Denby Dale, Huddersfield. 

Accra, West Africa. 

Fivemiletown, Ireland. 

15, Elliott Street, Ilkeston 

Road, Nottingham. 
Thomas Street, Portadowfii 

Ireland. 



Kaluthavelly, Ceyhni* 
Weedon. 



M 



538 
AIN-ANG 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898. 



ENT 

1878 

1876 

Z867 

1897 

X835 

X873 

1867 
1895 

1895 
1887 

Z896 



Z863 
Z876 

Z889 
1870 
X859 

X859 

1884 

z86i 



1896 

X875 
X891 
1883 

1852 

z886 

X885 

1871 

z888 

1890 

1865 

Z891 

Z885 



NAMES. 



Ainsworth, Walter 

Aldington, J. Arthur . . 

Aldred, John . . . . ». 

Aldridge, Joseph G. 

Alexander, John Bird, 

Sup 

Alford, William .. .. 

Alger, Joseph B 

Aluu:, Charles W 

Allcock, John William. . 

Allcock, Thomas .. .. 

Allen, George, B.A. 
(Lond.)» Assistant 
Tutor 

Allen, G. Lupton, Sup,, . 

Allen, J. Bawden .. ... 



ciRCurrs. 



YRS. 



x886 



I 



Allen, J. Sutcliffe . . . . 
Allen, Mortimer .. .. 
Allen, Richard (b), Sup, 

AUen, Richard W 

Allen, Samuel 

Allen, Thomas, Tutor in 
Pastoral Theolo^ and 
Church Organisation 

Allen, Thomas J 

AUen, William (d) . . . . 

Allen, William G 

AUen, William H 

Alley, George, Sup. 

Alley, James M 

Ambalavanar, Charles 

We8ley,lndianMinister 

Amys, Kobert 

Anaman, Henry, African 
Minister.. .. .. 

Anaman, Jacob B., Afri- 
can Minister 

Anderson, Theophilus 
D., B.A. (Lond.) 

Andrews, Archibald J.. . 



Sheffield {Brunswick)^ 6x6 z 

Chatham Garrison and 

Naval Port, Z30 . . . . s 

Highgate, Z9 a 

Salisbury (English), [sazj z 



Brid^n^mter, 3^8 

Moville and Innishowen, 

90a 3 

Spalding, 669 3 

Wusueh, [X87] X 

Leicester (Bishop Sireti)t 

w J 7 * * •• •• ••• •• •• • 

Leeds {IVoodhous* Moor), 
586 3 

Theological Institution 
iBirmingham Branch), 

393 3 

Launceston, 330 

Bridlington, 69Z x 

Highgate, X9 a 

Oswestry, 476 3 

Clapham, 43 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



4, Priory Road, Sharrow, 

Sheffield. 
6, Prospect Road, Old Bromp- 

ton, Chatham. 
88, Cromwell Avenue, High- 



gate, N. 
>ali 



Siuisbury, Mashonaland, 
South Africa. 

Bridgwater. 

Moville, Ireland. 

Spalding. 

Wesleyan Mission, Hankow, 

China. 
50, King Richard's Road, 

Leicester. 



London Garrison, sx . . 



X7 



Arklow and Gorey, 835 . . 3 
Theological Institution 
{Bimtinsihant Branch), 

393 a 

Maguiresbridge,' 869 . . . . 3 

Sevenoak^s 9X 3 

Bedford (5/ Mary's), xoa 
Hammersmith 



lary s), xoa z 
,5^ . . . . a 



Andrews, Charles W., 
B.A. (Lend.), B.D. (St. 
Andrews) 

Angel, Hubert V. J. . . 



Belfast (X^MMcaiirM Gardtns), 

9x4 

DubUn (Blackhall Plact, 

etc.), 820 a 

Madras South {Royapet- 

/aA),(zoo] 3 

Weston*super-Mare, 387 . . 3 

Aburah, [a4z] a 

Salt Pond, [346] 3 



Leeds (ArmUy), 593 . . . . 
Morthmavin and X>elting, 



8z3. 



Bolton Mission, 527 . . . . a 
Crewe, 439 3 



w. Hanover Souare, Leeds. 
Wesleyan College, Hands- 
worth, Birmingham. 

Launceston. 

3z. Wellington Road, Brid- 
lington Quay. 
78, TollingtonPark, N. 
Oswestry. 
37. Orlando Road, Clapham, 

36, Edith Road, West Kensing- 
ton, W. 

Gorey, Ireland. 

Wesleyan College, Hands- 
worth, Birmingham. 

Maguiresbridge. Ireland. 
5, Eardley Road, Sevenoaks. 
39, Ampthill Stre-t, Bedford. 
13, Domdiffe Road, Fulham, 
S.W. 

Z3, Brookhill Avenue, Belfast. 
I. Epworth Terrace, Phoenix 
f'ark Gate, Dublin. 

Royapettah, Madras, India. 
Annesley House, South-side, 

Weston-super-M are. 
Dunkwa, vtd Cape Coast, 

West Africa. 
Salt Pond, vid Cape Coast, 

West Africa. 

Armley, Leeds. 

North Roe, Lerwick, N.B. 



t 



Bromwich Street, Bolton, 
rewe Road, Alsager, Stoke< 
on-Trent. 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



539 
ANO— BAC 



SNT 



[878 
:889 
1870 

[892 

[876 

t883 

[871 

1859 
1893 
1857 
[858 

C890 
C895 

[888 
[859 

[890 

[893 
[878 
[879 
1873 

1838 

r894 

[884 
[890 

[894 
[893 
[86x 

[877 
C850 



[889 
[893 

[881 

[866 
[879 

[863 
[878 

C873 
[876 

[866 



NAMKS. 



Angold, Thomas B. 

Angus, John 

Anj^in, Charles . . . . 

Anstey, J. C. Knight . . 

Appapillai, James T., 
Ceylon Minister . . . . 
Appelbe, Robert F. 

Appleby, Georj^e H. . . 
Appleby, William L. . . 

Archer, James A 

Archer, John 

Armistead, William M. . . 

Armltage, George H. . . 
Armsby, Robert S.; B.A. 

(Lond.) 

Armstrong, Irving. . . . 
Armstrong, J .Alexander, 

Sup 

Armstrong, Joseph H., 

Sup 

Armstrong, Joseph W.. . 
Arnold, Samuel . . . . 
Arrowsmith, Thomas . . 
Arrowsmith, William . . 

Arthur, WiUiam, M.A. 
(Dickinson), Sup, 

Arumeinaya^un, Aseer- 
vatham. Assistant In- 
dian Minister . . . . 

Aseervatham, Rayana, 
Indian Minister . . . . 

Ashby, David 

Ashby, H. Herbert 
Ashworth, Leonard 
Atkins, John, Sup 

Atkinson, Henry J. 
Atkinson, Samuel, M.A. 
(Asbury, Ind., U.S.A.), 

k^MXr* •• •• •• •• ••■ 

Attwater, Harry G. 
Atundaolu, Hezekiah, 

African Minister 
Austin, G. Beesley 

Austin, Thomas . . . . 
Ayre,George J ames«B< A. 

(Lond.) 
Ayrton, Thomas . . . . 

Babb, Henry 

Back. Charles J 

Backhouse, William, 

M.A. (Lond.) 

Bacon, Joseph 



CIRCUITS. 



TRS. 



Knighton, 43a 9 

St. Austell, 34Z z 

Paulton, 39a 3 

Kundi, [134] 4 

Batticaloa (,Puliyantt'vug\ 

[85] 9 

Heidelbei^ {English), [198] 2 

Castleford, 607 3 

Rawtenstall, 544 z 

Harbour Island, [273] . . z 

Tenterden, z3q 9 

Stratford-on-Avon, 4az . . 3 

Bamsley, 635 3 

Manchester {DroylscUn), 

508 3 

Hull {Kingston), 673 . . . . i 
Scarborough, 70Z . . . . 

Colwyn Bay, 473 .... 

Walls, 8z3 3 

Loughborough, 645 . . . . 3 

Penrith, 769 3 

Huddersfield(G/^</Ao//),558 a 

Missionary Committee, 
London, z 

Tihivallur, [Z07] 3 

Negapatam {Tamil), [zo8] 4 

Hebden Bridge, 563 . . . . 3 

C^wbridee, 331 z 

Bristol (ffVs/iw), 383 .. 3 
London (Peckham), 75 . . 

Jarrow-on-Tyne, 744 . . . . z 

Portland, Z99 

Skipton, 577 3 

O^bomoso, [a6a1 . . . . 5 

Birkenhead, 463' 3 

Northwich, 440 z 

Birmingham {Aston Park), 

39a a 

Bridport, 363 z 

Tenby, 337 3 

Darlington (Bondgat*), 7Z7 z 

Bradford (j£astbrook), 568 z 

Shotley Bridge and Con- 
sett, 757 3 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Wesley House, Knighton. 

Par, Cornwall. 

Epworth House, Paulton, 
Bristol. 

Kundi, c/o Station Master, 

Shankerapalli, Nizam's State 

[Railway, India. 

Batticaloa, Cevlon. 

Heidelberg, Transvaal, South 
Africa. [Yorks. 

Wesley Villa, Castleford, 

Rawtenstall, Manchester. 

Harbour Island, Bahamas. 

Tenterden, Ashford. 

39, Birmingham Road, Strat- 
ford-on-Avon. 

CudwortlK Bamsley. 

67, Vine Street, Ashton Old 
Road, Manchester. 

308, Holderness Road, Hull. 

33, Londesborough Road, 
Scarborough. 

Colwyn Bay. 

Walls, Lerwick, N.B. 
8, Park Street, Loughborough. 
Penrith. 

Temple Street, Lindley, 
Huddersfield. 

Lisnacrieve, Cannes, France. 

Tiruvallur, Chingleput Dis- 
trict, India. 

Negapatam, South India. 
Birchdiffe Terrace, Hebden 

Bridge, Manchester. 
Cowbndge. 
St. George, Bristol. 
ZZ5, Ivy<nUe Road, Nunhead, 

S.£. 
Hebbum-on-Tyne. 



Agra House, Portland. 

19, Gargrave Road, Skipton. 

Ogbomoso, Lagos, W. Africa. 
8, Amside •Road, Oxton, 

Birkenhead. 
London Road, Northwich. 
Sutton Coldneld, Binning* 

ham. 
a, PortviUe, Bridport. 
85, Victoria Street. Tenby. 
1, Wesley Place, DarliiigtOB. 
z, Guy's Qiffe, Und* — 

Bradford. 
38,SherbuniT< 

CO. Durbsm. 




540 
BAI— BAB 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[18 



BUT 



189* 

i»S7 
1876 
1876 

t89S 
t86o 
.S98 
1875 

t897 

1876 

1874 

1881 
1888 

1896 

[863 
1866 

1847 

1878 
i85i 
1844 

(869 
1857 

1866 

[863 

1883 

1856 

1883 

[885 

1859 
i860 

[85-. 
[88^ 

[88a 
1881 

1875 
1867 
Z87Z 



Baiden, John B.f African 
Minister 

Bailey, Thomas H. 
baily, Joseph H 

Bainbridge, George H. 
, Tnoi 



ttaine 

Baker, Anthony C 

Baker, lohn (a), M.A., 

(Dunefm) 

Baker, Sydney J 

Baker, Walter T 

Baker, William J 

Baker, Woodthorpe . . 
Balch, A. Ernest, B.A. 

(Lond.) 

Balch, Frederick . . . . 

Balch, Samuel F 

Ball, Henry 



Ball, J. Lancaster, Sup. 



CIRCUITS. 



TRS. 



Ashanti Mission, [356] . . 3 



Holsworthy, 333 

Boston, 667 

Bradford (Grtai Horton), 

570 

Amble, 761 

Cadish^ul, 533 

Wisbech, 167 

Altriiicham, 5x1 

Pretoria (ATt'/yMrfoM Train' 

ing lHsiiiMtion\ [189] . . 

Manchester (JJongstghi), 



Wrexham, 



475 



WalsaU(^^5^), 400 .. 
Woolwich, 84 



Ball, William 

Ballard, John Woods . . 
Bails, Henry, 5m/. 

Bambrough, Robert E.. . 
Bamford, John M., Snp, 

Banham, Edward S. . . 

Banham, Josiah . . . . 

Banks, J. Dinsdsle 

Banks, John Shaw, Tutor 
in SystematicTheolog> 

Banks, Thomas Har<^, 
B.A. (Lond.) 

Bannerji, Asnu Tosh, 
Bengah Minister 

Barber, Alired 



Barber, Frederick . . . . 

Barber, William, 5m/.. 
Barber, William T. A.. 

M.A. (CanUb.X B.D. 

(Dublin) 

BarkeU, William J. J. .. 

Barker, B. Charles 

Barker, G. Heathcote . . 
Barley, Alexander F. . . 
Barley, A. I^ppington. . 



Dorchester, 197 3 

Portessie, 809 3 

Belfast (JBiMymacarrctf), 

913 a 

London (Mosfyn Road), 79 



South Molton, 367 . . . . 

Bandon, 840 

Bournemouth, 203 . . . . 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



St. Just, 346 . . 
Ulverston, 776 

Seacombe, 465 

Clapham, 43 . . 

Wigan, 550 . . 



Theological Institution 
{HeadingUy Branch), $9,2 19 

Bolton {Park Strtet), 536. . 3 



Raniganj, [146] 

Leignton Buzzard, Z04 . . 

Newlyn East, 338 . . . . 

Cambridge^ 147 

The Leys School, 147 

Halifax (fr<?5/;ry), 553 •• 
Lynn, 153 



Pembroke, 336 . . . . 
Ou-diff (j^ips/ry), 3x0. . 
Penrith, 769 



Kumassi, viA Cute C 

West AfHca. 
The Manse^ Holsworthy. 
39, Red Lion Street, B<m 

Allerton, Bradford, York 
Alnmouth, Northumberli 
Oidishead, Manchester. 
Sutton Bridg^e, Wisbech 
The Manse, Bowdon, 

trincham. 
Kilnerton, Pretoria, S 

Africa, 
tz, Norman Grove,Longf 

Manchester. 
Epworth Lodge, ^rove I 

Wrexham. 
z3, Mount Street, Walsa 
73, Plumstead Common I 

SE. 
Milbome St. Andrews, £ 

ford. 
Portessie, Buckie, ScotL 
167, Templemore Av 

Mountpottineer, Belfn 
X, Hillside Villas, Dum 

Road, East Dulwich, i 
Wesley House, South M« 
Bandon, Ireland. 
Edendale, Church Ro 

Bournemouth. 
St. Just. Cornwall. 
Oakfield, Amside, West 

land. 
x8, Falkland Road, £gre 

Liverpool. 
Glenbaok. The Chase, 

ham. S.W. 
43, Hall Lane, Hii 

Wigan. 

College, Headingley, Ia 

Horwich, Bolton. 

Raniganj, Bengral, India 

■ - Villas. Ho« 

eigrhton Buzzi 



<aniganj 
I, "W^sle 



Road 



iley 
, L< 



St. Newlyn £a8t, Gnunj 

Koad, Cc^rnwa 1. 
The Leys, Cambridge. 
The Leys, Cambridge. 

34, Chester Road, Akrc 

Halifax. 
33, Valinj^er's Road, J 

Lynn. 
Pembroke Dock. 
7. Park Grove. Cardiff. 
Wordsworth Street, Pe 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS, 



541 



ENT 

1844 

[896 
[894 
1857 
[887 

C877 
l883 

[868 
1839 

[887 

1875 

[881 
[869 

[89? 

1879 
[856 
1894 
[890 
t894 
t859 

[878 
[864 

[85a 

[878 

t863 

[898 

t86o 

1859 
t884 

1894 
[864 

[88:i 
t879 
[857 
[876 
[886 
(898 

1868 



NAMES. 



Barley, David, Sup, 

Barley, Henry A. H. . . 

Barlow, John 

Barnes, Oeoree, Sup. . . 

Barnes, J . Anthony, B. A. 
(Lond.y 

Barnes, Robert A., Cey- 
lon Minister, Sup. . . 

Barnes, Thomas D. 

Barnes, William, Sup. 
Bamley, Geoi^e, Sup, . . 

Bams, John 

Baron, Thomas . . . . 

Barr. D. William . . . . 
Barr, Thomas 

Barradough, Alfred 

Barraclough, Henry . . 

Barratti Robert C^, Sup. 

Barratt.Thomas H., B.A. 

(Lona.) 

Barratt. William O. . . 

Barrett, Alfred . . . . 

Barritt, R. Newton 

Barron, Thomas . . . . 
Barrow-Cloueh, John A., 

B.D. (Dublin) .. .. 
Barrowdough, William, 

Sui>,.,^ 

Bartley, jbhn (b) . . . . 

Barton, Charles J., Sup. 

Barton, Edgar C 

Barton, Henry S. . . . . 

Barton, William D., Sup. 
Bartrop, Alfred 'I. R. . . 
Baskerville, Arthur D. 
Baokin, Charles . . . . 

Bassett, Henry C 

Bate, Haniel 

Bate, Thomas, Sup. 
Bateman, John . . . . 
Bateson, Joseph H. 
BaxendsLle,George, B.Sc. 

(Lend.) 

Baxter^ Andrew . . . . 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Birmingham (JsUngton)^ 

„394 

Bankura, [149J 3 

Sunderland {St. Johns)^ 748 x 
Belfast {University Rd.)f 907 

Cambridge, 147 3 

Batticaloa {Puliyantivu»\ 

[8s] 

Hull (JTm^s/on), 673.. .. x 

Morecambe, 492 

Leicester {Btahop Streef)* 

637 

Preston {IVesley), 487 . . i 

Crook, 738 X 

Crewe, 439 a 

Tamworth and Lichfield, 

656 3 

Cardiff (P*«ar/A), 313 .. 1 

Grimsby {Georgt StrteOi 

68a 3 

Nantwich, 438 

Birmingham (Aston Park), 

392 1 

Melton Mowbray, 639 . . 2 

Hull Mission {Oid Town), 

674 3 

Bury, 536 a 

Market Rasen, 660 . . . . 3 
Tiverton, 355 i 

Birmingham {Bristol Road), 

395 

Birmingham {fVcsley), 393 a 

Netley Hospital, 307 . . . . 

Mai ta. Garrison and Naval 

Port, [35] X 

Farehani, X9X 3 

Wiltshire Mission, 389 . . 
Bristol {Bedminattr), 379. . x 
Bucktastleigh. 332 . . . . x 
Dundrum and Castlewel* 

Ian, 930 3 

Barton-on-Humber, 690 . . 3 

Leamington, 430 x 

MaJdon, 3i 

Northwi n, 440 a 

See page 169. 

Preston {Lunt Stnef), 486 
Pocklington,696 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



93, Poplar Road, Edgbaston 

Birmingham. 
Bankura, Bengal, India. 
Seaham Harbour,Sunderland. 
33, Eglantine Avenue,Belfast. 

3, The Causeway, Cambridge. 

Batticaloa, Ceylon. 
Brunswick House, Durham 

Street, HulL 
Morecambe, Lancashire. 

Oadby, Leicester. 

a, Moor Park Avenue,Preston, 

Lanes. 
Wesley House, Crook, co. 

Durham. 
Heathfield Avenue, Crewe. 

Albert Read, Tamworth. 
Woodland Place, Penarth. 



Heneai^e Street, Grimsby. 
Townfield House, Audlem, 
Nantwich. 



4, Asfordby Road, Melton 
Mowbray. 

xo6jSpring Bank, Hull. 

5, Tenterden Street, Bury, 
Lanes. 

Market Rasen. 

St. Peter's Street, Tiverton, 



King's Norton, Birmingham. 
a6. South Road, Hands worth, 

Binijingham. 
a, Devons»hire Villas, Sholing, 

Southampton. 

Malta. 

Meadow Lee, West Street, 

Fareham. 
Alpine Villa, Melksham. 
Knowle Road, Bristol. 
Totnes. 
Dundrum, co. Down, Ire* 

land. 
Winterton, Doncaster. 
4, Rock Terrace, Warwick. 
Gt. Totham, Witham, Essex. 
West View, Middlewich. 
Simla, India. 

Leyland Preston. 
Pocklington, York.. 



54^ 



All ALPHABETtCAL UST OF 




tUo 
1864 



1893 

JS55 

1867 



l«77 

189} 
1867 

189s 
1865 
1S68 

187* 

186s 

1893 
'893 




B€ <b« , J<Mcpbf Ctywo 

Beet, Joseph Ajpv.D.D,, 
Tutor m S^steauttk 

Beet, W. Ernest, BJL 

(Lond.) 

Bell, Edwin 

Beli, Frederick R 

Bell, John (a), Sm0, . . 
Bell, John (B) 



Bell, John Wesley.LL-B. 

(Lond.) 

Bell, Walter 

BeU, William 



Bell, W. Graham . . . . 
Bellamy, George H. 
Bellman, James S 

Benjamin, James V^ 
Cevlon Minister . . . . 

Benjamin, Joseph, Cey- 
lon Minister . . . . 

Bennett, Edward A. 

Bennett, J . Grange 



Bennett, John R 

Bennett, John T 

Beonctt, William L. . . 



i R i ^t momd Di mm d k\ 54 14 



too. S03 
Wantai^ x86 
Stamford, 641 

Home ' 



London, I z 



Devonport (B^lmomfy, ny x 



Toledo, [967] 

Doncaster (Prioty Place), 

6a3 

Belize, [364] 

Wigan, 550 

Ipswich, 149 



Jaffna (.Pttiah), [70] . . . . 

Puttoor, &c., [7a] . . . . 

Beverley, 677 

Under direction of Home 
Mission Committee, Lon- 
don, z 

Christchurch and Lyming- 
ton, 303 

Wallacestone and Anna- 
dale, 798 

Sussex Mission iCtntral)^ 
95 



I 



Harwell, 

io» BmrnUin, 

Ashfiord. 

OfFicm: 

Hall, 

Within, £.€. 



CeA 

.« 



KKsm 



xS ^Gar firfd Terrace, J 

Deronport. 
Toledo, Britinh Hondm 
at. Regent Square, 

caster. 
Belize, British Hondun 
Z5. Park View, ^Hgan. 
The Manse, St. y 

Woodbridge. 

Ja£Fns, Ceylon. 

Puttoor, Ceylon. 
7, York Terrace, Beverl< 
Westlands. Padgate, 
ring^n. 



Christchurch. Hants. 
Wesleyan Manse, Wa] 

stone, Polmont Sta 

Stirlingshire. 

Ha3rward's Heath, Susse 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



543 
BEN— BOD 



ENT 



187s 



[888 
1877 

[897 

1863 
1882 
[864 
[86x 

[853 
L883 

[887 
i88z 
1840 
[892 
[88i 

[889 

1874 
[890 
[889 
[894 
[870 
[864 
[850 

1870 

[868 

L884 

t837 
1875 

[885 
1867 
1879 

t894 
t8s9 
L889 

1895 



[876 

[894 

1897 
[878 

[884 



NAlfKS. 



Bennetts, G. Armstrong, 
B.A(Lond.)» Secretary 
of Temperance Com- 
mittee 

Bennetts, John . . . . 

Benneworth, John . . . . 

Benson, Frederick H>, 

B.A. (Lond.) . . 
Bennitt, Thomas 
Benson, Joseph G. 
Bentley, Joseph 
Bentley, Robert 



Beresford, Alfred, Sup. 
Berry, Thomas S 

Bestall, Arthur H 

Bestall, W. J. Gregory. . 
Bestall, William S.. Sup. 
Be tenson, FrederickG.t. 
Be van, William R. 

Bingham, Alfred . . . . 



Binns, J. Taylor . 

Bird, WiUiam A. . 

birkbeck, Joseph . 

Birtwistle, John . 

Biscombe, Enoch . 

Bishop, Albert. . . 
Bishop, Charles H. 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Ealing and Acton, 58. . 



New Mills, 516 . . . . 
Jarrow-on-Tyne, 744 . . 

Qapham, 43 



POSTAL ADDRXSSKS. 



Tamar Vale, 75,Gordon Road 
Ealing, W. 



ockpo 

3, Si. John's Terrace, J arrow 
•T\ 



Bishop, Josephus . . . . 

Bishop, Theodore . . . . 

Biswas, Nipal C, Bengali 

Minister 

Black, James, 5m/. 
Blackall, Edward . . . . 

Blackburn, £. Percy . . 

BUckett. John W 

Blair- Allen, Edward 

Blake. Franklin T 

Blanch. Joseph B., Sup. 
Blasdale, Henry J . 
Bleby, Henry M., B.A. 
(Lond.) 

Bleby, William H. F. ,. 

Bloye, G Herbert ,, .. 

Boase, H. Paynter 
Bobby, Frank H. ., .. 
Boden Frederick . , . . 



Swindon (Bath Road), 284 
Derby (Gnen Hill), 648 . . 

Wolverton, X18 

Haslingden, 541 

Belper, 650 

Stonehouse and Eastington, 

298 , 

Mandalay, [167] 

Ramsg^te, 134 . . . . . 

Clapton, 21 . 

Morley, 509 

Bristol {JRedland), 282 

Manchester (jGravtl Laut), 

.504 X 

Morecambe, 492 2 

Nassau, [270] x 

Looc, 825 3 

Oakham, 640 x 

Whitehaven, 765 z 

Leeds (Brunswick), 582 . . 2 

Thetford, 163 3 

Shotley Bridge and Consett, 

757 •• » 

WestBromwich (Wesley), 

397 



Marple, Stockport. 
St ■ ■ 

on-iyne, 
X ;62, Broom wood Road, Wands 

i worth Common, S.W. 
3 ' 39,Bath Road, Swindon, Wilts 

2 18. Mill HiU Road, Derby. 

3 Wolverton, Bucks. 
2 The Manse, Manchester Road 

Haslingden, Manchester. 
Duffield,Derby. 



Chitpur, [139] 

Dromore,o28 

Bristol (Wesley), 283 

Wath-upon-Dearne, 622 . . 

Chester, 467 

Croydon (South Nonvood), 

86 

Gulf of Mexico Mission,[276] 
Cardiff (Penarth), 3x3 
Market Kasen, 660 



• • • • 



Raniganj, [146] 
Stratford, 23 



Birmingham (Belmont 

Row), 391 

Tam worth & Lichfield, 656 
Northallerton, 707 . . . . 
Dudley, 406 



x 

X 
X 



Stonehouse. Gloucestershire. 

Mandalay, Burma. 

19, Hardres St., Ramsgate. 

2, Ferron Road, Clapton, N.E. 

Morley, Leeds. 

The Manse, Henleaze Road, 

Durdham Down, Bristol. 
The Manse, Prestwich Park, 

Manchester. 
Morecambe, Lancashire. 
Nassau. Bahamas. 
Looe, Cornwall. 
Oakham. [Cumberland. 

Bookwell House, Egremont, 
15, Blenheim Square, Leeds. 
The Manse, Magdalen Stxeet, 

Thetford. 
The Manse, Shotley Bridge, 

CO. Durham. 
x8. New Street, West Brom- 

wich. 

Chitpur, Calcutta, India. 
Dromore, co. Down, Ireland. 
Amside, Richmond Rpad, 

Montpelier, Bristol. 
Hoyland, Barnsley. 
21, Hoole Road, Cnester. 

57, Canning Road, Croydon. 

Key West, Florida, U.S.A. 

Penarth. 

Wesley Villa, Market Rasen. 

Ranig^anj, F.I.R., Bengal, 

India. 
Bulwer House, Bulwer Road, 

Leytonstone, N.E. 
Clydesdale, Washwood Heath 

Koad, Birmingham. 
Lichfield. 

Brompton, NorthaUe: 
Wesley House, 

Green, Dudley, Wo; 

shire. 




544 
BOD'BBA 



A19 ALPHABETICAL LEST OF 



1889 
1S66 

1877 
1869 

1877 
1853 




Body, Samuel . 
BoKgis, George 



BolderstOD, George 

BoltOD, Ji 



k 



1894 

1834 

1879 
1866 

1874 

1875 
1876 

i83o 

187 1 

1873 
z866 

1877 
1868 

1893 

s866 

1871 
X873 
X879 
X893 
1851 

«893 
1863 

X874 
1856 

1876 
185a 

1890 
1884 



Boltoo, TbcMiuM (a) . . J 
Bond, Jotaiiy Secretary of 
MetrojpoUUn Qui pel 
Baildiog. aod Easten- 
sion of Meiliodisin in 
Great Britain .. .. 
Bond, Robert 



Bond, Winiam, Sttp. 



Bone, Oiaries 
Bone, Henry 



Bonifazif Giovanni, Ita- 
lian Miniater . . . . 

Boote, William I 

Booth, Charlea A. . . . . 

Booth, John W 

Booth, William H 

Borrowman, Alexander 
Boaai, Alberigo, Italian 

Minister 

Boaward, James J 

Bosward, Samuel T., 

B.A. (Lend.) 

Bottrill, Edwin .. .. 



Bolton {Pmrk Strui^ 5a6. . 1 
Watford and Rickmans- 

worth, «7 3 

Newbury. 175 9 

Loodoa {Is/mgiom\ 9 . . a 

Preston (Lutu StrttCi, 486 t 

I x8 



Boulter, John 

Boulter, R. Starling 
Bourne, Arthur . . . 
Bourne, William C 
Bovenizer, M. Fitzell .. 
Bowden, George, D.D., 

Sup 

Bowen, Michael C, 

African Miniater 
Boyd, Robert, M.A. 

(Chaddock, Illinois, 

U.S.A.) 

Boyd, Samuel T., BJ^. 

(Royal Univ.) . . . . 
Boyns, Nicholaia, Sup., . 

Bracken. William A. . . 
Brackenbury, Thomas, 

Sup 

Bradfield, Alfred, B.A. 

(Lond.) 

Bradfield, William, B.A. 

(Lond.) 



Brighton (Dorset GanUftM), 

97 3 

Dover, 135 

(Canton Mission, [173] . . 3 
HuU {Gretti ThomUm 
Stru/),67s 3 

Intra, [81 6 

Derby (Gtven Hi/l), 648 . . i 
Buckingham and Brackley, 

181 . . . . 2 

Manche8ter(P«iM<<k/0M),498 3 

Rockferry, 464 3 

Bedale, 733 i 

Milan, [7] 6 

Rye, 138 1 

Northampton (Gold Strtet), 

xx^ •• •«x 

Johaonesburg,( IVgstRand), 
[196] 3 

Grimsby (Duncombt 

Strfh 683 3 

Scainland, 561 3 

Sraflford, 447 ^ 

Chislehurst, 83 z 

Omagh, 8^ 3 

Bristol (£^dmiH3Ur)t 379 

Witwatersrand Gold Fields 

(Native Mission), [197] x 
Dundalk, 936 3 



Armagh, 940 3 

Finsbury Park, so . . . . 

Sligo, 859 3 

Trowbridge and Bradford, 
890 

Sittingboume, 145 . . . . z 
Leicester (Bishop Street), 
637 a 



39T, Choxity CNd 

Watford, Herts. 

X, Upland Villas, Ne 

30. Navarino Road. 

3, Jordan Street, 
Offick: WesleyanO 
Hall, Biahopsnti 
Within* E.C Raa 
Wflton Hooae, Tbi 
Toctemluun, Middle 
37, Sackville RomI, 

Brighton, 
z, Adior Villas, JX 

Hill, Dover. 
Canton, China 
7, West Parade, 
Road, HnlL 

Intra, Italy. 

34, Chamwrood Street 

Banbury Road, Brack 
z8, Worsley Road, S 

Manchester. 
Southfield, Highfield 

Rockferry. 
Wycar, Bedale. 

Milan, Italy. 

Rye, Sussex. 

xo, Cyril Street, MV>i 

ion. 
PO. Box 394, Kru?e 

Johannesmirg, Tn 

South Africa. 
Hainton House, 1 

Street, Grimsby. 
Stainland, Halifax. 
Wesley House, Staffoi 
Watford Villa, Sidcup, 
Berairh. co. Tvrone, Ii 
Woodford House, 

St<Ae, Bristol. 
P.O. Box 3973, Jobami< 

Transvaal, S. Africa. 
The Crescent, DundaJ 

land. 

Abbey Street, A 

Ireland, 
x, Alexsuxdra Villas, 

andra Park, N. 
Wine Street, Sligo. 

Trowbridge. 

Sittingboume. 

7, Fosse Road, Leicest 



1898] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



545 
BBA-BBI 



BNT 

[861 
t885 
1863 
1863 

1877 
1874 

[876 
(865 

i8S7 

[864 

[86a 

t8qa 
[891 



[891 

t873 
'893 



r868 

1871 
z868 

1879 

z88a 

z88o 
X897 

Z887 
1871 

1861 
X858 
z88x 
z88o 
189s 

z886 



x86i 
1859 

z89a 
X87Z 
;876 



NAMES. 



Bradley, Charles, Sup, . . 
Bradley, Ral^h . . . . 
Bradshaw, James . . . . 
Brailsford, Edward J. . . 

Braithwaite, Charles F. 

Bramfitt, Thomas . . . . 

Bransom, Benjamin 
Branaom, James . . . . 
Brash, John, Sup 

Brash, J. Denholm 

Bray, Richard £ 

Bray, Thomas W 

Brealy, R. Sufford 

Breedfen, John 

Brentnall, £dward, M.A. 
(Cantab.) 

Bretherton, Francis F., 
aA.(Lond.) 

Brett, Georg^e T 

BreWj Abraham £., 
African Assistant Min- 
ister 

Brewer, James C . . . . 

Brewer, John W 

Brice, Alfred 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



London (Mostyn Roatl), 79 

Sandhurst, 68 z 

Irvinestown, 87a a 

Sunderland (St. John'B)^ 748 a 

Huddersfield (Qustn Sirttf), 

SS^ 3 

Is visiting England, [z88] 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Faversham, z38 x 

Helston, 349 z 

Liverpool Mission, 46Z 



Bridge, Jabez 

Bridie, William .. ... 

Brigden, Thomas E. . . 
Brigg, H. Oswald . . . . 

Briggs, Frederick J. .. 
Briggs, W. Milbum . . 

Brighouse, Charles 
Bnghouse,Thomas,5w^. 
Bright, WiUiam H. . . 
Brimmell, W. Langdon 
Brindlev, Joseph, Assis- 
tant Bahamian Minis- 
ter 

Briscoe, Frederick J. . . 



Briscombe, Walter. . . . 
Britten, John I., Sup, . . 

Britton, Joseph . . . . 

Britton, J. Willis .. .. 

Britton, William J. . . 



Newcastle-on-Tyne (Els- 
wick Road), 737 . . . . 
Durham, 75Z 

Badulla, [48] 

Kettering^ zaa 

Madras Q^Hglish), [zoa] . . 



Macclesfield, 433 a 

Chester, 467 a 

?»ngley, 575 z 

Arkrah, [347] a 



Gateshead-on-Tyne {High 
IVest Street), 740 . . . . z 

Grantham. 643 3 

Brighton {Dorset Gardens), 

Hull Mission (OW riwif*); 

674 3 

Has permission to visit 

England, [z8a] 

Haslingden, 54X z 

^isbury {Native), [aax] . . z 

Plymouth {Ebetuzer), ai8 . . 3 
Birmingham {Bristol Road), 

^395 a 

Ely, z68 I 

Otley,6o^ 

Luton (Chapel St.), Z05 . . a 
Shomdiffe Camp, Z36 ... 4 



Inagua, etc. 

Mateking {Native), Caz7] . . 



Reading, 176 3 

Southport {Momington 

Roadu^Z 

Ripley, 65Z a 

London {Moafyn Road), 79 1 

Bury St. Edipun4at z6? , , 1 



40, East Dulwich Grove, S.E. 
Hartley Wintney,Winchfield. 
Irvinestown, Ireland. 
7, Rectory Terrace, Gray 

Road. Sunderland. 
WormaldStreet,Almondbury, 

Huddersfield. 
9, Rose Mount, Bolton, Brad< 

ford. 
7, Albion Terrace, Faver- 
Helston. [sham. 

I, Sandown Terrace, Waver- 

tree, Liverpool. 
Wesley House, Beech Grove 

Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Ley bourne Villa,The Avenue, 

Durham. 
Badulla, Ceylon. 
RothwelL Kettering. 
Madras, India. 

75,Byron's Lane,Macclesfield. 

69, Bouverie Street, Chester. 
Momington Villas, Bingley. 
Arkrah, Salt Pond, viA Cape 
Coast, West Africa. 



za, The Crescent. Gateshead. 

Z69, Dudley Roaa, Grantham. 

48, Springfield Road, 
Brighton. 

5, CoDurg Terrace, Anlaby 
Road, HulL 

Wesleyan Centenary Hall, 
Bi8hopsgateSt.Within,E.C. 

Ramsbottom, Manchester. 

Salisbury, Mashonaland, 
South Africa. 

Ivy Bridge. 

Z87, Bristol Road, Birming- 
ham. 

Ely. 

Bramhope, Leeds. 

46, Rothesay Road, Luton. 

z,Chichester Villas,Sandgate, 

[Kent. 

Inagua, Bahamas. 
Wesleyan Mission House, 

Mafeking, Bechuanaland, 

South Africa. 
Z7Z, King's Road, Reading. 

33, Oak Street, Southport 
Tlie Manse, Blackwell, Alfre- 

ton. 
95, KnatchbuU Road, GiBi* 

berwelLSE. Cmi"" 

35, Well Street, B»ry 



t8 




54^ 
BRO-BBT 



Ait ALPHABETICAL UST OF 




i. 



»77 
S6c 

867 

«7i 

«73 
886 

898 
Ut 

881 

898 

895 

88a 

A66 

873 
865 

869 

89* 

845 
884 

873 

879 
861 

879 
863 

883 

897 
888 

899 

871 
898 



Brtmd^ John If ^ Smp. 



BrrfldbcBt, )mme» H., 
BJi. (Load) .. .. 
Broadbcad, JMrph R. . . 
Broadky, Pc ajMria 



WUlitoa,97i 



R^.O., CbmwalL 
WiUiUM, 




Brookes, WilUm .. .. 

Brookfleld, Hcvy J^ 

Brooks, Williftm . . . . 

BrooBifickl, RidiardF. . . 

BrowcD, Robert 

Brown, A. Oswald.. .. 
Brown, Bnuawell . . . . 

Brown, G. German 

Brown, Henry 

Brown, Herbert H. 
Brown, Jobn Davison, 
District Missionary . . 
Brown, J. G. WbeatcroA 
Brown, I. Holland.. .. 
Brown, Jobn lames 
Brown, Jobn Milton . . 

Brown, J. Reeves . . 



Liverpool 



W<rfvcrtoB, nS 
Hitdrio, 107 

413- 



%4S7 



Mildenball, 166 

Manchester iVie1orim\ 506 

Haiiley,44« 

London {Bom), 17 . . . . 

Madras Sontb, [sool . . . . 
Bradford {Gnat Horitm), 

57 J 

CaHle Donin|;ton, 646 

Boo me, 671 

Attleboroag;b, 161 .. .. 

Halifax and Bradford, 581 

Bodmin, 343 

Holmfirth, 55^ 

lersey (Engitsh), 3x4 
Calcutta, [137] 



»$5» 



He 
90, Great Kixtg SCree) 



1 
balL 
3, Beech Mowattf Harf 



Brown, Ricbard E., B.A. 

(Lond.O 

Brown, Robert, Sup. . . 
Brown, Robert A. Mit- 

cbeson 

Brown, William . . . . 

Brown, W. Barlow 

B* own, William J 

Brown, William T., Sup. 

Br6wne, Josepb M.,Sup. 

Browne, W.Arthur, B.A. 

(Lond.) 

Brownscon be, E^win . . 
Hruce^ Ernest, African 

Minister 

Bruce, William 



Hall iCrtai 
Sir9tt)t 675.. 



Thornton 



Lancaster, 491 
Uttozeter, 45a 



• • « • 



Brumwell, Henry T. 



Brunt, Samuel 



858 Brunyate, Wesley, 

I Governorand Chaplain 
18^5 Bryann, William .. .. 



Lincoln (tVesley), 657 
Tunbridge Wells, 9a . . . . 

Burnley (Fulledgt), 534 . . 
Hammersmith, 56 . . . . 

Brighton {Dorstt Gardens), 

97 

Taunton, 356 



Accringtpn, 543 

Abeokuta. [359] 

Volta Mission, [351] . . . . 

Leeds {Holbeck), 585. . . . 

Lerwick and Dunrossness, 
811 

Sherbum, 70a 

KiniiTswood School, Bath, 
388 

tonprford, R63 . . . . , . 



I, Park Tenraoe, Sd 

Xrent. 
148,1 Pamcll Road, OU 

e. 

Madras, ladia. 
Proapect Hooae, Grea 

ton, Bradford. 
Melbourne, Derby. 
Wealey VUla, Bourne. 
Pulham ICaiicet, Harie 

Park Lane, WakefiekL 
Lostwithicl^ 
Holmfirth, Hnddersfie 
6, Windsor Terrace, Je 
Sudder Street, Ca 
India. 

77, Coltman Street, Hu 

Camfortli. 

Derby Road, Uttoxeter 

dasketnte, Lincoln. 
33, Cambridee Street, 

brid^ AVeTjs. 
58, Bank Parade, Buml 
9, Ravenacourt Park, 

mersmith, W. 

5S.Q««en's Pk. Rd.. Bri| 

Bumelle, Tauntfield Te 

South Road, Taunton 

7. Hollv Bank, Accringt 
Ogbe, Lagos, West Afri 
Kpon|^, vid Accra, 

Africa. 
Wesley Manse, Hall 1 

New Wortley, Leeds. 

Lerwick, N.B. 
Sherbum, York. 
Kingswood School, I 

down, Bath. 
Lon|^fordj Irelan<|, 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



547 
BBY-BUT 



V^^WVViVV^iP^M^IV^V^lVM*^ 



ENT 



1875 
[878 

1875 
[887 
[874 
1893 
tSgx 

1863 
[860 
[898 

189s 

1858 

1863 
1863 

1844 
[853 

[866 

[880 

[879 
[871 

1878 
1873 

[883 
t88o 
[883 

1873 

[863 

1875 
[860 
[866 
[861 

[865 

t855 
[853 

[897 
[896 

[881 
1890 
[896 

i86s 
■895 

[836 
[866 

1873 



NAMES. 



Bryant, Charles . . . . 

Bryant, Junes 

Bryant, Thomas Fuller. . 
Buchanan, Edgar A. . . 

Budd, William R 

Bulmer, Ebenezer. . .. 
Bunnett,ArthurW.,M.A. 

(Canub.). 
Bunting, Henry . . . . 
Bunting, Tames . . . . 
Bunting, William H. . . 

Burbridge, Arthur T., 

B.A. (Lond.) 

Burbridge, Charles 
Burchell, William . . . . 
Burdon, Robert, Sup. . . 

Burgess, Abel, Sup. 
Burgess, Armmius 

Burgess, William . . . . 

Burnet, Amos 

Burnett, Edward S. 
Burnett, John 

Burrell, Alfred G 

Burrell, Samuel J 

Burroughs, Charles R.. . 
Burroughs, John W. . . 
Burrow, Stephen . . . . 

Burrow, William J. 

Burrows, Bamford . . . . 
Burrows, Joseph . . . . 
Burson, Herbert, Sup. . . 
Burton, Charles H. 
Burton, Ezekiel, Sup. . . 

Burton, Henry, M.A. 
(Beloit, U.S.A.). 

Burton, Henry R., Sup. 

Bush, Joseph 

Bush, W. Jackson . . . . 

Butcher, Charles Ros- 
si ter 

Butcher, J. Williams . . 

Butler, Albert £ 

Butler, Eliasj African 
Assistant Minister 

Butler, Richard . . . . 

Butters, Stanley M., B.A. 
(Lond.) 

Butters, Uriah, Su^. . . 

Butters, Wesley, Sup. . . 

Butters, W. Britten 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



London (Botu^t 17 . . . . i 

Crewe, 439 i 

Alford, 664 3 

Macclesfield, 433 3 

Bangor, 917 i 

Yeadon, 610 3 

Hastings, 89 . . . . . . . . i 

Hornsea, 68x z 

Congleton, 436 a 

Wallacestone and Armadale, 

798 1 

Raddiffe, 537 9 

South Shields, 743 . . . . x 

Falmouth, 336 3 

Leeds ( fVooahouse Moor), 

586 

Bury St. Edmunds, 263 . . 

Aberystwyth, 495 . . . . s 

Sheffield CBrunawick), 6x6 3 

Nottingham (IVtslity), 631 3 

Margate, X33 3 

Haworth and Oakwortb, 574 3 

HoltjX56 3 

Nottingham {Arkwright 

Str44l)t 630 3 

Sleaford, 659 3 

Witney, 17a 3 

London {Stoke Newington), 

XX 3 

Manchester {Regent Road), 

499 I 

Carlisle, 763 3 

Biggleswade, I IX .. .. 3 

Belper, 650 

Towcester, X16 x 

Highgate, x9 

Waterloo, 46a x 

Reading, 176 

Newark, 635 3 

Peterborough, 643 . . . . x 

London {Kensinjgton), 5x . . s 

Glasgow (S/. John's), 786 3 

Oxford, 169 3 

Gold Mines Mission, [355] x 

Luivan {Queen Street)* 94a 3 
Sheffield {Norfolk Street), 

6x3 a 

Beverley, 677 

Worcestershire Mission, 

414 

Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 653 . . 3 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



14, Mornin^ton Road, Bow, E. 
xdd, Nantwich Road, Crewe. 
Wesley Villa. Alford, Lines. 
BoUington, Macclesfield. 
Bangor, co. Down, Ireland. 
Guiseley, Leeds. 
Epworth, Priory Rosd, 

Hastings. 
Hornsea, Hull. 
Congleton. 

Armadale, Linlithgowshire, 
izo, Ainsworth Road, Rad* 
cliffe, Manchester. [Shields. 
x8, Winchester Street, South 
3, Belle vueTerrace, Falmouth. 

15, Providence Avenue, 
Woodhouse, Leeds. 

The Oaks, Burv St. Edmunds. 
35> Queen's Koad, Aberyst- 
wyth. 

7, Priory Place, Sharrow, 
Sheffield. 

3, QipstoneAv., Nottingham. 
35, Dalby Square, Margate. 
Larkfield, Oakworth, Keigh- 

ley. 
New Street, Holt, Norfolk. 
ZX4, London Road, Notting- 
ham. 
Sleaford. 
Witney. 
44. Denver Road, Stamford 

Hill, N. 
55, Howard Street, Eccles 

New Road, Manchester. 
II, Spencer Street, Carlisle. 
Biggleswade. 
Street Lane, Derby. 
Towcester. 
66, Gladsmuir Road, Upper 

Hollo way, N. 
Eshe Road. Blundell Sands, 

Liverpool. 
Wokingham. 

75f Appleton Gate, Newark. 
Whittlesea, Peterborough. 
38, Melrose Garden », West 

Kensington Park, W. 

8, Queen's Crescent, Glasgow. 
85, Iffley Road, Oxford. 
Tackwa, via Cape Coast, We&t 

Africa. 
Lurgan, Ireland. 
35, Goddard Hall Road, PiU- 

moor, Sheffield. 
Beverley. 



Belford, Malvern. 
X3A, Burton Ro«d^ 
la-Zouch. 



18 A '^H 



548 
BUT-CAR 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898. 



ENT 



NAMBS. 



Butterworth, Richard . . 
Butterworth, R. Watson 

Buxi, Prana Kumar, Ben- 
gali Minister 
Buzza, Charles 



• • • • 



Byers, Robert . . . . 
Byles, G. Vipond . . 
Byron, George . . . . 



z86i 
Z862 

Z887 

z866 

1889 
1 88a 
2878 

Z869 

Z869 

1878 

1874 
Z891 
Z883 

1887 
1863 
1868 

z866 
t868 

1879 

Z876 

M.A. (Royal Univ.) . . 
1850 1 Cannell, Thomas^ Stip. . . 
x88a 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Cade, Joseph 

Cadman, Joseph H. 

Caine, Csesar 

Caine, JohnE 

Cairns, William T. 
Calderbank, Ralph, Sup. 

* 

CaldweU, William.. .. 

Caley, Joseph 

Callier, Philip 



Calvert, William . . 
Cambum, George H. 

Cambum, Martin Luther 

CampbeU, Joseph W. R., 



POSTAL ADDRXSSES. 



Ross, 305 a 

Cockermouth and Kes- 
wick, 767 3 

Madhupur, [147] 3 

Haworth and Oakworth, 

574 a 

Carrickfergus, 933 . . . . a 

Barnstaple, 364 3 

Bournemouth, aoo . . . . z 

The Shildons, 736 . . . . z 

Woolwich, 84 3 

Bedford {St, Paul's), zot . . 2 

Hull ( IValtham Strttf), 672 i 

Central Ireland Mission, 8a8 z 
Wolverhampton {Trinity), 

^04 

Ciu-low, 832 z 

Goole, 688 3 

Risca, 3z6 a 

Snaith^ 687 z 

Tonbndge, 93 3 



Park View, Ross. 

Fern Bank, Cockermouth. 

Madhupur, India. 

Southlands, Haworth, Keigh- 
ley. 

Carrickfergus, Ireland. 

Rock Park, Barnstaple. 

Madeley, Walpole Road, 
Boscombe, Bournemouth. 

39, St. John's Road, New 
Shildon^ co. Durham. 

31, Nightin^e Place, Wool- 
wich, S.£. 

9^, Midland Road, Bedford. 

4, Albany Street, Hull. 

Athlone, Ireland. 

Paget Road, Wolverhampton. 
Athy, Ireland. ^oole. 

The Manse, Victoria Street, 
Wesley Manse, Risca, New- 



1897 
1898 
i860 
1896 

X883 

Z879 

Z869 

1875 
1879 
1873 

1896 

185S 
i860 
1865 

1897 
Z884 

X858 
1880 
Z887 



Cannell! William k.,B.A. 
(Lond.) 

Cape, Arthur T 

Cape, Charles P 

Cape. Robert F., Sup, , . 

Capello, Giuseppe, As- 
sistant Italian Minister 

Caressa. Vincenzo, Ita- 
lian Minister . . . . 

Carey, William S., B.A. 
(Royal Univ.) . . . . 

Carlyon, William R, 

Carnson, Geon^e H. 
Carr^ Daniel H. . . . . 
Carrier, E. Theodore . . 

Carrothers, John W. . . 



• • • • 



Carson, James.. ., 
Carson, John . . . . 
Carson, William R. 

Carter, James P, . 
(barter, John . . . 



Cartwright, George 
Cartwright, John . . . . 
Cartwright, John Henry 



Wednesbury, 399 

Dublin {Sandymounf), 8Z9 a 

Clevedon, 385 

Grantham, 64a z 

Fyzabad, [zs9] z 

Jh&nsi. [155] z 

Cardiff {Roath Road), 3zz 

Syracuse, [az] 3 

Aquila, &c., [14] z6 

Belfast {Ormsau Road), 91Z a 

Rochester, Z39 a 

Bolton ( Weslty), 535 . . . . 3 

Wellingborough, Z3z . . . . 3 
Liverpool {Great Homer 

Street), 456 z 

Dublin {Blackhall Place 

and Jnchicore), 8ao . . z 

Newtownbutler, 880 . . . . 3 

Mohill, 865 z 

Springfield & Churchill, 876 z 

Moira, 943 z 

Glasgow {Claremont St,), 

780 3 

Madeley, 435.^ 3 

Lvdd, Z40 a 

Sneffield {Brunswick), 6z6 a 



W[>ort, Mon. 
esley PUct. «*«. 
Dunorlan Villa, Pembury 



resley Place, Snaith, Yorks. 



Road, Tonbndge. 

Wesley Manse, Darlaston, 
Wednesbury. 

3, Newgrove Avenue, Sandy- 
mount, Dublin. 

Mona Villa, St. John's Road, 

[Qevedon. 

17Z, Dudley Road, Grantham. 

fyzabad. Oi '" * 

Jhdnsi , N. W.Prbvinces,India. 



Fyzabad. Oudh, India. 
Thdnsi , N. W.Provin 
Caerphilly, Cardiff. 

Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. 

Aquila, Naples, Italy. 

Ormeau Road, Belfast. 
Wesley House, Rock Avenue, 

New Brompton, (Chatham. 
93, Castle St., Haiugh, Bolton. 
Park Road, Wellingborough. 
24, St. Domingo Grove, Liver- 

S>ol. 
ampden Villas, Inchicore, 
' Dublin. 

Newtownbutler, Ireland. 
Mohill, Ireland. 
Churchill, Enniskillen, Ire- 
land. 
Donadoney, Lurgan, Ireland, 
za, Annfield Terrace West, 

Partick Hill, GUisgow. 
Madeley, Salop. 
Lydd, Kent. [Sheffield. 

z7z,SQirebrook Road, Heeley, 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



549 



XNT 

Z884 
1879 

x88o 

z886 

X897 
X849 

Z869 

X883 

X851 

X874 

Z896 
x886 

1895 
X856 
Z865 

x88o 

1857 
1877 

1898 
X896 

1871 



1894 
1874 
1857 

1878 
1880 

1864 
x886 

1868 

1877 
1892 

1873 

1896 
Z893 

x866 

1848 



NAMES. 



Caitwright, Joseph 
Casinader. Charle 



Ceylon Minister . . . . 
Castell, Juan, Spanish 

Minister .% 

Castle, T. Brain . . . . 



Cathcart. James . . . 
Cattle, Henry, Sup, 

Catton, Henry W., Sup. 



CIRCUITS. 



TRS. 



POSTAL ADDRBS8B8. 



Cavazzutti^ Gaspare, Ita- 
lian Minister . . . . 
Cave, William H., Sup. 



Cecchetti, Giovanni, Ita- 
lian Minister . . . . 
Chaddock, Thomas C . . 
Chadwick, Samuel. . . . 
Chamberlain, James 

Chambers, George H. 

Sup 

Chambers, Jabez . . . . 

Chamings, W. Harding 
Champness, Thomas . . 
Chant, William J 



Hornsea, 68z a 

Kaminkoddative, [98] . . 3 
Mahon, [33] 19 

Huddersfield (Buxton Road)t 
557 a 

FivemiletowiK 87Z .. .. a 

Nottingham ( TgnuysoH 5/.)t 
639 

Croydon {Tamworth Road), 
85 



Chaplin, Herbert F. 
Chapman, Harold 
M.A. (Dunelm) . . 
Chapman, James . . 



Jm 



Omegna, [9] 

Southport {Momingion 
Road), ^3 

Piacenza, [6] 3 

Whitehaven, 765 • • • • a 

Leeds (Oxford Plact\ 584 x 

Pietersberg(£M;^/fsA),[ao3] 3 



Has permission to reside 

in tne United States, 8x4 

Newton Abbot, 375 . . . . 



Swansea^ 334 x 

Joyful Nnvs Home, 531 . . xo 
Swindon (Jf'#s/(ry), 18s .. 3 

Crewe, 439 x 



Chappell, Ernest J. 
Chappie, Jonathan . . . . 
Charles, J. Bond, Sup. . . 

Charlesworth, Edward. . 
Charles worth, Edward G. 

Charlesworth, Joseph . . 
Charlesworth, Walter . . 

Charter, George . . . . 

Chau - a - Hok, Chinese 

Minister, Sup 

Chenhalls, J. Tregear . . 

Cheaters, Frederick S.. . 

Chesters, George M. . . 
Chettle. WiUiam A;, B.A. 

(Lona.) 

Choate, Thomas J. 

Chope, Thomas, Sup, , . 



.39 
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, 653 . . a 

Principal of the Normal 
Institution (Batt9rs$a 

Branch), 53 4 

Gunnislake, 338 3 

Burnley (Wfs/jfy), 533 .. a 
Newcastle-on-Tyne(£/5tv(<:^ 

Road),7zi 

Congleton, 436 3 

Dover, 135 x 

Pateley Bridge, 605 . . . . x 
Liverpool {Grovt Street), 

458 X 

London (Chelsea), 53 . . . . x 



Hornsea, Hull. 

Karrunkoddative, Ceylon. 
Calle Santa Ana a, Mahon, 

Minorca, Spain. 
Wesley House, Victoria Rd., 

Lockwood, Huddersfield. 
Fivemiletown, Ireland. 
13. Larkdale Street, Notting* 

nam. 
The Villas, Caterham Valley, 

Surrey. 

Omegna, Italy. 

z3,Hampton Road, Southport* 

Piacenza, Italy. 
Cleator Moor, Cumberland, 
ao, Vernon Road, Leeds. 
Pietersberg, Transvaal, S. 
Africa. 

Sherman, Texas, U.S.A. 
30, Devon Square, Newton 

Abbot. [sea. 

8, Bryn Mill Crescent, Swan- 
foy/ulNews Home, Rochdale. 
Regent Circus, New Swindon, 

Wilts. 
Crewe. 
8, Rawdon Terrace, Ashby^ 

de-la-Zouch. 

Wesleyan Normal Institution, 
Southlands, Battersea,S.W. 

Calstock, Tavistock. 

33, Palatine Square, Burnley. 

8, Bristol Terrace, Beech 
Grove, Newcastle -on-Tyne. 

Congleton. 

stone Koad, Dover. 



Canton, [X73] 

London (Brockley), 80 ■ . . x 

Houghton-le-Spring, 750 . . x 

Gravesend, X3x x 

Dum Dum, [140] x 

Waterloo, 463 a 



3, Effingham Lawn, Folke- 



Hammersmith, 56 



• . • • 



Pateley Bridge, Leeds. 

5, Victoria Park, Wavertree, 

Liverpool. 
33, Walpole Street, King's 

Road, Chelsea, S.W. 

Canton, China. 

18, Manor Road, Brockley, 

S.E. 
Wesley House, Hetton, co. 

Durham. 
8, Avenue Road, Erith, Kentt 

Dum Dum. Bengal, India. 
West Bahk, Waterloo Road» 

Waterloo, Liverpool. 
4x, Wolseley Garaens, 

wick, W. 



CW| 



oao— coc 



AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OP 



[189 



•^—t^Hmmi 



x888 



848 

877 
863 

884 
88z 

875 

883 
885 

845 

864 
88a 

89a 
891 
877 
864 



B99 
895 

876 
860 
869 
889 
86a 

893 
839 
866 

879 

87a 
849 

874 
894 
865 
87a 

878 
886 

885 
870 
886 

838 
87a 

857 
875 



NAMXS. 



CIRCUITS. 



TR8. 



Chorley, Edward C. . 

Christie, WUlUm, 5m/. 
Christie, William J. . . 
Christien, Charles W. L. 
Chubb, J. Beedell, 5m/. 

Church, Frederick . . . . 

ChQ Sao Ngao, Chinese 
Minister 

Qapham, Elijah . . . . 

Clapperton, J .Alex.,M. A. 
(Edin.) 

Clark, W. Fisher, 5m/. . . 

Clarke, Gabriel M 

Qarke, George Charles 



Clarke, John Elph . . . . 

Clarke, John W. . . . . 

Clarke, William . . . . 

Qa3rton, Albert, General 
Secretary, Twentieth 
Century Fund . . . . 

Clayton, Albert C 

Clayton, George A. 

Clayton, William J. 

Qeaver, Amos 

Qegg, James 

Clegg, J. Whitehead 

Qegg, John 

Qegg, John Ernest 
Qement, George, Sup,. . 
Qements, John . . . . 

Qeminson,J. Hethering- 
ton 

Qeminson, J. Robinson 

Cleminson, Joseph R., 
Sup 

Clifton, Richard J.. . 

Climer, T. Leonard 

Qegg, WiUiamH... 

Qough, Henry B. . . 

Clucas, Joseph W. . . . . 
Qutterbuck, George W. 



Clymo, William H. 

Coad, Geom C 

Coade, Wilnam Loftus. . 



Coates, Walter, 5m/. . . 
Cobban, G. Ifackenzie 

CockiU, William R. C, 

Sup 

Codung, Philip J 



Highgate, 19 3 

Lonaford, 86a 

Skibbereoi, 843 z 

Runcorn, 470 a 

Richmond, Surrey, 54 . . 

Liverpool (Grcai Homer 

Street), 456 

Wuchang, '183] 34 

Walsall (fTrsilry), 400 .. a 

Ilkley, 578 a 

London {Stoke NewtMgton), 

zz 

Cranagill, 934 z 

Scarborough, 70Z .... a 

Coatbridjg^ and Airdrie, 797 a 

Chesterfield, 6x8 s 

Cookstown, 939 a 

London 1 1 



Madurantakam, [106] . . . . a 

Taye, [187J z 

Kilkenny, 837 z 

Poole, Z95 a 

Pontypool, 333 X 

Homcastle, 66a 3 

York ClVesl^)t 694 . . . . 3 

Eastleigh, Z89 a 

Glastonbury, 396 

Dover, Z35 a 

Keighley, 573 a 

Wainfleet and Skegness, 668 z 
Nottingham (JVesUy)f 631 

Runcorn, 479 3 

Truro, 337 z 

Chislehurst, 83 z 

Shrewsbury, 434 3 

Ormskirk, 485 z 

Worthing, 99 z 



POSTAI. AODRXS8B8. 



Leeds {Armley\ 593 . . . . z 

Barnstaple, 304 3 

Curragh Camp, 839 . . . . 4 

London (7b//tfM/ram),x3 .. 
Manchester (GrosvenorSt.), 
500.. .. .. f z 

Qevedon, 385 

Birmingham iAston Paiit), 
39» » 



36. Palace Road, CrottdiEn 

Bidlymahon, Ireland. 
SkibbereeD, Ireland. 
75,Greenw«yRoad, Rancor 
3, St. James Villas^ Kii% 

Road, Richmond. Surrey. 
3, York Villas, Widton Bre( 

Road, Liverpool. 
Weslej^an Mission, Hankow 

China. [sal 

Wesley Ifanse, Pelsall, Wa 
Springfield, Addingham, 

JLeeus. 
6, Grangecourt Road, Stok 

Newington, N. 
CranaKilT, Louehgall, Irelanc 
zo4^ North Marine Roac 

Scarborough. 
Airdrie, Scotland. 
Staveley, Chesterfield. 
Cookstown, IreUmd. 
Office: 31, City Road, E.C 

Residence : 5, Jackson' 

Lane, Hif hgate, N. 
Madurantakam, South India 
Wesleyan Ifission, Hankow 

China. 
Kilkenny, Ireland. 
Wesley Manse, Poole. 
Blaenavon, Mon. 
54, Queen Street, Homcastle 
I. Priory Street. York. 
Eastleigh. 
Street, Somersetshire. 

3, Connaught Park Gardens 
Dover. 

The Manse,Devon8hire Park, 
Keighley. 

Wainfleet, Lincolnshire. 

54, Waldeck Road, Notting- 
ham. 

Halton, Runcorn. 

Probus, ComwaU. 

The Manse, C^slehurst. 

St. John's Manse, Swan HiU, 
Shrewsbury. 

Croston, Preston. 

Haslemere, Ravens Road, 
Shoreham, Sussex. 

Famlev. Leeds. 

Hill's View, Barnstaple. 

Lumville, Curran^h Camp, 
Ireland. 

109, Philip Lane, Tottenham. 

4, Park Street, Higher Ard- 
wick, Manchester. 

Qevedon. 

386. Nechells Park Roadr 
Birmingham. 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



OOe-GOB 



ENT 



1867 
z86o 

Z865 

1894 
1858 

1891 

1868 

1870 
z86a 

1874 

1877 
Z892 

1879 
Z867 

1888 
1889 

x8s7 
1835 

z88o 
Z882 

1868 
189a 
1890 

1859 
1883 

z866 

1853 
Z889 

1863 
Z871 

1890 
1862 
z88o 

1895 

Z883 

X874 
X857 

1877 

Z876 

J889 



NAMES. 



Cocks, James G 

Codd, John 

Codling, WiUiam £. .. 

Cody, Robert D 

Coe, Robert S., Sup. . . 

Cole, Amos N., African 

Minister 

Cole, £benezer . . . . 

Cole, Richard 

Coleman, Edwin 0.,Sup. 

Coley, S. Birt 




CoUett, Waiiam . . . . 

Collier, Horatio G 

Collier, Samuel F 

CoUinfrwood, Charles A. 

Colwell, J. Cullis .. .. 
Colwell, John W 

Conlin, William . . . . 
Connon, John, Sup, . . . 

Cook, C. Wilfrid .. .. 
Cook, Thomas 



Cook, T. Walker .. .. 

Cook, Vallance C 

Cooke, Arthur W., M.A. 

(Victoria) 

Cooke, James (c) . . . . 
Cooke, James (d) . . . . 

Cooke, James Surman . . 

Cooke, Thomas, Sup. . . 

Cooke, William . . . . 

Cooke, William J 

Coolin^r, James, B.A. 

(Lond.) 

Cooper, Bertram . . . . 
Cooper, James, Sup, . . 
Cooper, Joseph .. .. 

Cooper, J. Sidmouth . . 

Cooper, Stephen . . . . 
Cooper, W. Harneaves 
Cope, Alfred D., Sup, , . 

Coppin, W. Terry . . . . 

Coradine, William H. . . 

Corin, W. Wakem . . . . 



Bodmin, 343 3 

Crowland, 644 z 

Ecdes, 5ZO z 

Coleraine, 893 3 

Manchester {Gravel Lane), 
504 

Ibadan, [363] z 

Stourbridge, 409 3 

Banbridge, 946 2 

Finchley and Hendon, 48 

Sleaford, 659 z 

Stockport (Trinity), 5x4 . . z 

Dunmanway, 841 z 

Manchester (Central Hall, 

Oldham Street), 496 . . 3 
Birmingham {Aston Park), 

, 399 X 

Leek, 450 3 

West Bromwich ( fVesley), 

„397.. 3 

Beiturbet, 885 3 

Woodville & Swadlincote, 

654 , 

Ashton-under-Lyne, 518 . . s 
Under direction of Home 

Miss. Com., London, z . . Z7 

South Petherton, 359. . . . z 

Rochester, zsp 3 

Stockport {Twiot Dale), 5x3 3 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Oldham {Manchester St.), s^o 2 
Watford&Rickmansworth, 

37 z 

London {Lambeth), 4z . . s 

Cavan, 883 

WiUenhall, 403 z 

London (Highbury), 9 . . i 
Madras South {Royapettah 

College), [zoo] zo 

Shepton Mallett, 394.. .. 3 
Portsmouth {Southaea), z88 
Shrewsbury, 434 z 

Bath, 388 3 

Settle, 58Z 3 

Sheffield {Carver St,), 6za 3 
Southampton, 307 . . . . 

Bradford (Eastbrook), 568 3 

Walsall {Centenqty), 40Z . . a 

Yeovil, 86z . . . . .^ .^ 3 



Bodmin. 

Crowland, Peterborough. 
The Manse, Ecdes, Man- 
chester. 

Portrush, Ireland. 
63, Great Cheetham Street, 
Broughton, Manchester. 

Ibadan, West Africa. 

15, New Road, Stourbridge. 

Banbridge, Ireland. 

St. Wilfred's, Second Avenue. 

Hendon, N.W. 
Wesley House, Navenby, 

Lincoln. 
35, Greek Street, Stockport. 
Oiinmanway, Ireland. 
65, High Street, C-on-M., 

Manchester. 
Z50, Victoria Road, Aston, 

Birmingham. 
Market Street, Leek. 
Beeches Road, West Brom- 
wich. 
Beiturbet, Ireland. 
Swadlincote, Burton - on - 

Trent. 
Stalybridge. 
Whmwood,Westcliffe Grove, 

Harrogate. 
South Petherton, Somerset. 
46, Strood Hill, Rochester. 
Slade Villas, Levenshulme, 

Manchester. 
63, Wemeth Hall Rd.,01dham. 

Rickmansworth, Herts. 

33, Durand Gardens, Qapham 
Road, S.W. 

Farranseer House, Comafane, 
Cavan, Ireland. 

Somerford, Willenhall, Wol- 
verhampton. 

53, Aubert Park, Highbury, N. 

Royapettah, Madras, India. 
Holcombe, Bath. [sea. 

Sidlands, Shirley Rd.. South- 
Coton Manse, Berwick Road, 

Shrewsbury. 
6, Cedar Villas, Oldfield Park, 

Bath. 
Bentbam, Lancaster, 
o, Wellesley Road, Sheffield. 
Pwmont, Regent's Psrk, 

Millbrook, Southampton. 
Sprinefield Lodge, Hall Lane, 

Bradford. 
Wesley Manse, Bloxwicht 

Walsall. 
Yetminster, Sherborne, 



SS2 

COIt— CBU 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898. 



BNT 



NAMES. 



z886 
««93 

1885 

1896 
z888 

z868 
187Z 

1871 
1870 

1877 
Z878 
z86z 
z868 
X877 

z888 
1894 
z89a 

zSsa 
1853 

Z894 
Z864 

1895 
Z863 
z86z 

Z858 
Z887 

Z869 

Z889 
z886 
Z869 
z883 
Z883 

Z870 

Z887 

1895 
X897 

z8s9 
1890 

Z869 
Z863 
Z870 
z868 

Z858 



Corke, WiUiunG. .. 
Corlett, J. Shimmin 

Comaby, W. Arthur 

Cornish, Herbert H. 
Corrigan, William . . 

Corson, John H. . . 
Cotton, Heniy. . . . 

Coulson, John . . . . 
Coulter, Gabriel 
Coulter, John . . . . 
Cowdell, William 



Cowdy, Samuel 
CoweO. R. Corlett . . 
Cowl, Frederick B. 

Cowles, Frederick . . . . 
Cowling, B. I. Kingsbury 
Cox, Frank 

Cox, Josiah, Sup 

Cox, Stephen, Sup, 

Cox, W. Rowland .. . . 
Crabtree, James . . . . 

Craggs, Charles G. 

Crake, John W 

Cranswick, Joseph 

Craven, Thomas . . . . 
Crawford, Arthur A., 

B.A. (Dublin) . . . . 
Crawford, William, M.A. 

(Dublin) 

Crawshaw, Arnold . . . . 
Crawshaw, James £. . . 
Crawshaw, John (b) . . 
Creasy, J. Edward. . . . 
Crewason, M. Ferdinand 

Critchison, James . . . . 

Cronhelm, Charles A., 
B.A. a)ublin) . . . . 

Crook, Geoi^e V 

Crooks. Louis W 

Crooksnank, (Charles H., 
M.A. (Royal Univ.) .. 

Crosby, Benjamin . . . . 



Cross, Thomas 
Crouch, Winter! 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Bridgend, 390 

Colombo (yam^#/^aA5/rv#0i 

,,[40] 

Hanyang, [Z84] 

Abbeyleix.836 

Belfast (Batlymacamtf), 

QZ2 

Aurincham, 51Z 

Lynton, 265 



Tandragee and Gilford, 944 
Limavady, 807 



eeeand 

dy, 807 
Glastry and Portaferry, 932 
Okehampton, 273 . . . . 

Donegal, 895 

(Carnarvon and Bangor, 470 
Bournemouth, 300 . . . . 



Wiltshire Ifission, 289 . . 

Bury St. Edmunds, i6^ , . 

London {Canning Town), 

z8 

ersey (English), 2x4 
levedon, 285 



t' 



Marazion, 353 

Southport Ofomington 
Road), 483 
e(/'(fl 



Bangalore (Tamil), [126]. . 
Oldham (ff'tsUy), kai . . 
London (Stoke Ntwing- 

ton), zz 

Whitchurch, 477 



Adare and Rathkeale, 854 2 
Belfast (Carlisle Circus), 

904 a 

Howden, 679 a 

Ltskeard, 224 z 

Wareham, zo6 3 

Sheffield (Tnomcliffe), 6z7 z 
Johannesburg (Ivest 

Rand), UaS] 3 

London (Kentish Town), 



14 



ly .. 

Crowther. Joseph .. 
Crozier, Richard . . 

Crump, Edward 






Ballymote, 866 
Castlederg, 893 
Cork, 838 



POSTAL ADDRK8SKS. 



Tondft, Aberkenfig, Glamor- 

[gan. 
Colombo, Ceylon. 
Wesleyan Mission, Hankow, 

China. 
Rathdowney, Ireland. 
Z70, Albert Bridge Road, 

Belfast. 
Hazel Road, Altrincham. 
Croft House, Lynton, Barn- 
staple. [Ireland. 
The Grove, Gilford, co. Down, 
Limavady. Ireland. 
Glastry, Kirkcubbin, Ireland. 
Okehampton. 
Donegal, Ireland. 
6| (^urcn Street, Carnarvon. 
Lpworth, Marlborough Road, 

Bournemouth, W. 
Gower Villa, Melksham. 
Bury St Edmunds. 
The Manse, Plashet Grove, 

Plaistow, E. [Jersey, 

La Hauteur, St. Brelades, 
Durlston, Burlington Road, 

Portishead, Somerset. 
Goldsithney, Marazion, C^orn- 

[wall. 
74, Park Road, Southport. 
Bangalore, India, 
z. Barlow Street, Oldham. 
44. KjTverdale Koad, Stoke 

Mewington, N. 
Whitchurch, Salop. 

Adare, Ireland. 

o, Kiimaird Terrace, Belfast. 

Howden. 

Whitfield House, Liskeard. 

Wesley Lodge, Wareham. 

Ecclesfield, Sheffield. 

P.O. Box 233, Johannesburg 
Transvaal, South Africa. 

The Parsonage, Lady Mar- 
garet Road, W.W. 

Ballymote, Ireland. 
Castlederg, Ireland. 
(Zork, Ireland. 



Roscrea, 851 . . 
St. Leonards, 90 



London (Stochwett), 4a . . 

Frome, 993 

Horsham, zoo 

Ashton-under-Lyne, szS . . 



Arbroi^thi %o6 



Roscrea, Ireland. 

9, Linden Road, Bexhill-on- 

Sea, Sussex. 
47, Studley Road, S.W. 
Frome. 

The Manse, Hor8ham,Sassex. 
z, Trafalgar Square, Ashton- 

Iunder-Lyne. 
Wesleyan Manse, Arbroath, 
5o9tli|m4, 



I89S.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



553 
CItn— DAB 



BNT 

1867 
1857 

1889 

1878 

1894 
1867 

1 86a 

1866 
1857 

189a 

X878 
x86o 

1878 
1879 

1896 

1875 
x87a 
x888 
x8s6 

1870 
1874 



189a 

1875 
1867 
1861 




1871 
x88a 

1862 

1843 
1869 

1893 
1876 

1894 



Crump, John 

Crump, Simpson, Sup. . . 

Cullen, Edward B 

Cullen, John 

Cullen, Lindsay H. 

CuUey, Robert, Secretary 
of the Connexional 
Sunday School Union 

CuUum, William . . . . 

Cumberland, William . . 
Cummings, James H., 

Sup 

Cunay, Henry J 

Cunningham, Frederick 
Cumock, Nehemiah (b) 

Cumow, Henry . . . . 
Currier, Gieorge A. 

Currey, John 

Curry, Hugh 

Curry, Robert 

Cuthoert, William . . . . 
Cuthbertson, James 

Cutting, George Edward 

Cuzner, Bernard W. . . 

Dalby, Leonard B. 

Dalby, W. Burkitt . . . . 

Dale, William H 

Dallinger, WiUiam H., 
D.D. (Middletown, 
U.S.A.). D.Sc. (Dub- 
lin), D.C.L. (Durham), 
LL.D. (Victoria, 
Canada), r.R.S 

Daly, James 

Daly, William E.,B. A... 

Dalzell, Samuel . . . . 

Danks, John, Sup 

Dannatt, Edward D. . . 

Dargue, Thomas . . . . 

Darlington, Th*mas 

Darrall, James H., M.A. 
(Cantab.) 



CIRCUITS. 



YR8. 



Lancaster, 491 x 

Hkley.s78 

Londonderry(Ct/yilft!s5toM), 

891 4 

Tinahely and Newtown- 

barry, 806 a 

Belfast iOrmsau Road), 

9XX a 

London, 53 xo 



London {Ktnaington), 5x a 

C^istle Donington, 646 . . x 
London (KntTish Town), 14 

London (Wtstminsttr), 53 3 

Bacup, 543 a 

Hon. Librarian, Allan 

Library, x 4 

Leeds {Brunswick), 383 . . x 

Cradley, 4x0 3 

Camelford, aap a 

Llanasa, 570 3 

Hanley (Irtish), 387 . . . . x 

Cannock, 449 x 

Nottingham {Arkwright 

Str9ei),6yi 3 

Bolton OVtsUy), i2S .. 3 

Uxbridge, 63 3 

Exeter, 354 a 

Halifax {St,John*s), 553 . . 3 

Kilkhampton, 333 . . . . i 
Blackheath, Without Pas- 
toral Charge, 8x . . . . 



Drumshambo ft Boyle, 863 3 
Londonderry, 890 . . . . x 

Cheltenham, 303 x 

Glastonbury, 396 

Huddersfidd {GUdholt), 
5^ , c 

Manchester and Salford 
Mission, 496 X 

Leicester (Humbtratom 
Roeuh, 638 .. X 

GaUe ^Richmond Hill), [56] 3 



POSTAL ADDRtSStS. 



Lindow Lodge. Lancaster. 

East Holme, Ben Rhydding, 
Leeds. 

35, Bond's Hill, Waterside, 
Londonderry. Ireland. 

Tinahely, co. Wicklow, Ire- 
land. 

43, South Parade, Belfast. 

Office: a, Ludgate Circus 
Bldngs.. E.C.; Residence : 
Keswick, South Side, Clap- 
ham Common, S.W. 

Grange Gardens, 47, Shep- 
herd's Bush Green, W. 

Castle Donington, Derby. 

48, Lincoln Road, East Finch- 
ley, N. 

3, Chelsea (wardens, Vauxhall 
Bridge Road, S.W. 

New Line, Baciip,Manchester. 

Office: 161, Fleet St., E.C. 
Residence : 14, Prittlewell 
SKOuare, Southend-on-Sea. 

35, Snolebroke Avenue,Leeds. 

(viyndon House, Cradley, 
Suff. 

Wadebridee. Cornwall. 

Llanasa, Holywell. 

Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Hednesford, Stafford. 

57, Musters Road. West 
Brid|^ord. Nottingham. 

Victoria Loage,Rishton Lane, 
Bolton. 

38, The Greenway, Uxbridge. 

Exeter. 

aoj (Hare Hall Road, Halifax. 
Kilkhampton. 

Ingleside, Newstead Road, 
Lee, S.E. 



Drumshambo, Ireland. 

6, East Wall, Londonderry, 
Ireland. 

37, Qarence Square, (Chel- 
tenham. 

Street, Somerset. 

Sunnyside, Gledholt, Hud- 
dersfield. 

36, Upper Chorlton Road, 
Manchester. 

•8, Highfield Street,Leicester . 
Richmond College, Galle, 
Ceylon. 



554 
DA8-DAV 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898. 



SNT 
X898 

z886 

Z858 

z8s8 

Z894 

Z864 
z888 

Z895 

1897 

Z89Z 
1893 
z886 

Z856 

Z889 

Z896 
Z896 
Z889 
1898 
1898 
1889 
1898 
Z896 

X893 

X875 
Z87X 
Z885 

Z859 

z8s7 

Z897 
X894 

1894 
1895 

1898 
1868 
x883 

1873 
x868 



NAMSS. 



Das, Ashu Tos, Assistant 
Bennli Minister 

Dass^ Dwarka Nath, Ben- 
g^ali Ifinister 

Davenport, Biark, Sm^. . . 

Davey, Austin, Sup. . . 
Davey, Austin H 

Davey, Richard P 

Davia^ Abraham, Indian 
Minister 

David, Abraham C, In- 
dian Assist. Minister 

David, DevadAseiK B.A. 
(Odc.)f Assist. Indian 
Minister 

David. Nellore, Indian 
Minister 

David, Solomon, Indian 
Minister 

Davidson, Edward. . . 



Davidson, Robert, M.A. 

(Aberdeen), Sup, 
Davidson, Thomas W. . . 

Davies, Arthur W 

Davies, D. Corris . . . . 
Davies, David Darley . . 
Davies, Edward . . . . 
Davies, Evan Tegtyd . . 
Davies, George . . . . 
Davies, Henry Meirion 

Davies, James G 

Davies, Johannes L., 
African Minister . . . . 
Davies, John (b) . . . . 
Davies, J. Cadvan . . . . 
Davies, 1. Wesley . . . . 
Davies, Owen 



CIRCUITS. 



YRa. 



POSTAL ADDRESSKS. 



Davies,OwenLloyd.5w^. 

Davies,* Richard Tudno 
Davies, Thomas . . . . 

Davies, T. Seaton . . . . 
Davies, Trevor H. 

Davies, W. Lloyd . . . . 
Davies, William Rhode 
Davio, Riccardo, Italian 

Minister 

Davis, Thomas . . . . 
Davison, W. Theophilus, 

M.A. (Lond.), D.D. 

(Middletown), Tutor in 

Systematic Theology. . 



Bishenpur, [zsa] . . .. .. z 

Dum Dum, [Z40] 3 

Matlock, 653 . . .... . . 

Tollbridge Wells, 93. . . . 

ManArgudi iColUgt)t [xzz] z 

North Hill, 33X 3 

St. Thomas' Mount,[xo3]. . 3 

Ootacamund, [X35] . . . . x 

Madras, South (Royap^t- 

tah Colltse). [xoo] . . . . z 
Secunderaoad {Tilugu), 

^[xz7j 4 

Trichmopoly {Warriore), 

[X13] 3 

Under direction of Home- 
Mission Committee, Lon- 
don, z Z3 

Ramsey, Isle of Man, 781 
Dublin iAbbty Stretl)* 8x6 ^ 

Bangor ( fVelsh), 377 . . . . x 

Swansea (ffV/sA), 347 .. 3 

Machynlleth, 354 x 

Cefn, 361 X 

Abercfare (PFiffe/r), 340 .. z 

Rotherham, 63z x 

Ba^lt, 371 X 

Heidelberg (En^li8h),[igS] 3 

York, etc., [333] 3 

Newtown, Mon., 493 . . . . x 

Carnarvon ( Welsn)^ 376 . . x 

Birstall, 597 3 

Southport {Momington 

Iioaa),4B3 X 

Liverpool {Shaw Str44f)t 

367 

Towyn,383 z 

Dinasmawddwy, 383 . . . . z 

Blackburn, 538 3 

Southport (JdomingtoH 
Road)t 483 a 



1 



Carnarvon {IVclsh), 376 .. z 

Tavistock, 337 . . . . . . z 

Spezia, [3] 7 

Tullamore, 837 s 

Theological Institution 
{Bitmingham Branch) t 

393 8 



Bishenpur, Bengal, India. 

Dum Dum, Bengal, India. 
Snitterton Road, ICatlock 

Bridge, Bfatlock Bath. 
The Manse, Cranston Road, 

East Grinstead. 
Manftrgudi, Taz^ore District, 

S. India* 
Coad's Green, Laonceston. 
St. Thomas' Mount, Madras, 

India. 

Ootacamund, South India. 

Royapettah, BCadras, India. 

Secunderabad, Deccan, India. 
Putthur, Trichinopoly, South 
India. 

30, St. Paul's Square, York. 

Ramsey, Isle of Man. 

zx, St. Lawrence Road, 

Clontarf, Dublin. [shire. 
Llanfairfechan, Caniarvon- 
Neath Abbey, Swansea. 
Machynlleth. 
Rhos, Ruabon. 
Hirwain, Aberdare. 
Treeton, Rotherhaxn. 
Flint. [Africa. 

Heidelberg, Transvaal,South 
York, Sierra Leone, West 

Africa. 
Newtown, Montgomeryshire. 
Carnarvon. 
Birkenshaw, Laeds. 

4, Church Street, Southport. 

364, Anfield Road, Liverpool. 
Aberdovey, Merionethshire. 
Dinasmawddwy, Merioneth- 
shire, rbum. 
69, Wimberley Street, Black- 

45, Oak Street, Southport. 
Penisarwaen,. Carnarvon. 
Tavistock. 



Spezia, Italy. 
Tullamore, Ireland. 



Friary Road, Handsworth, 
Birmingham. 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 555 

DAW-DON 



■irr 



1866 

1865 
1848 

187a 

1871 
1882 
189s 
1882 
1868 

1875 
1865 



1880 

1874 

1887 
1881 

1866 
1884 

1897 
1 891 

1884 
1883 

1883 
1854 

1864 
i860 

1874 
1892 

1850 
1890 

1865 
1889 

1879 
1871 
1880 



• • • • 



NAMB8. 

Dawe, Charles . . 

Dawson, Joseph . . . . 
Dawsonjoseph B., Sup. 

Dawson, Richard G. . . 

Dawson, W. Goodhugh. . 

Day. John 

Dmle, Herbert . . . . 
Dean, Harry Edwin 
De Courcy, £dward . . 
De La Mare, S. T. A. . . 
De Mouilpied, Daniel A. 

Denham, Charles . . . . 

Denham, John W 

Dent, Frederic G. T. . . 
Dent, William R 

Denton, Gcorjife . . . . 
Derry, W. Thompson . . 

Dewstoe. Edgar . . . . 
Dharmian, AUada S., 
Indian Minister .. .. 
Dickinson, Albert. . 
Dickinson, Thomas M. . . 

Dickson, James . . . . 
Dillon, Robert, Sup, . . 



CIRCUITS. 



TRS. 



Birming^ham (IsUngion), 

„3?4 3 

Jlr*^'.578 3 

Worthing, 99 

Wellington, Salop, 427 . . 3 

Otley. 604 2 

Bradford (Gregn Hilt), 569 x 

Skibbereen, 843 x 

Launcestoh, 220 x 

Coleraine, 802 2 

Cullingwort 
Manchester 



02 

th,S76 
{City Road), 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



St. Elmo, Sandon Road, 
Edgbaston, Birmingham. 



Grove Lodge, Ilkley. 
'" •• , Ml * 

ng. 
Oakhurst, Wellington, Salop. 



Qovelly, Madeira' Avenue, 
Wortiiini 



• • • • 



SOI 

Hebden Bridge, 563 . . 



Shotley Bridge and Con- 
sett, 757 a 

Spennymoor, 727 . . . . a 

Highgate, 19 3 

Blackheath, 8x x 

Chesterfield, 618 3 

North River Mission, TiSo] x 
Hyderabad (Chuddergnauf), 

C"6] 3 

Kirkoswald, 770 . . .-. .. x 

Carlisle, 763 3 

Newtownstewarty 899 . i x 

Madeley, 425 



Dixon, Edwin . 
Dixon, George T. 
Dixon, James . . 



• • • • 



Dixon, James £. 



. . . • 



Dixon, John (a), Supi . . 
Dixon, John Albert 



1867 
1869 
1887 

i860 
1874 

1838 



Dixon, Joseph 
Dixon, Ralph 



Dixon, Robert . . . . 
Dixon, Thomas 
Dixon, William G. . . 



Dodd, Benjamin . . . . 

Dodd, Thomas 

Doddrell, John H 

Dodds, Edward . . . . 
Dodsworth, Jeremiah . . 

Donald, John, D.D., Sup, 



Stokesley, 7x4 x 

Newport and Cowes, 204. . x 

Blackburn, 538 3 

Clayton-le-Moors, 540 . ^ x 

Swansea, 324 

Shotley Bridge and Con- 
sett, 757 . . 3 

Brighton (Dorset Gardens), 

97 a 

Leeds (Chapet Alterton), 

^583 a 

Tadcaster, 695 x 

Ipswich, X49 X 

Leamington, 420 3 

Liverpool (Westtty), 459 . . a 

Sandbach, 437 x 

St. Helen's and Prescot, 

^483 3 

Burslem, 44X 3 

Manchester (Radnor Street), 

X 



Burley-in- Wharf edale, Leeds. 

Calverley, Leeds. 

Ballydehob, co. Cork, Ireland. 

Castle Street, Launceston. 

Coleraine, Ireland. 

Cullingworth, Bradford. 

I, Brooklyn Villas, Chester 
a Road, Old Trafford, Man- 
chester. 

Wesley Villa, Luddenden, 
Sowerby Bridge. 

Annfield Plain, co. Durham. 

3,BelleVueTer.,SpennAnnoor. 

43, Ashley Road, Croudi 
Hill, N. 

The Avenue, Blackheath.S.E» 

The Manse, Eckington, Shef- 
field. 

Shiu Kwan, Canton, China. 

Chudderghaut, Hyderabad, 
Deccan, India. 

Kirkoswald, Cumberland. 

The Lilacs, Wigton Road, 
Carlisle. 

Newtownstewart, Ireland. 

Endsleigh, Bridgnorth, 
Salop. 

Stoke^ey, Yorks. 

West Cowes, Isle of Wight. 

Springside House, Montague 
Street. Blackburn. 

Sunny Bank, Rishton, Black- 
burn. 

Gwydr Cresceni:, Swansea. 

Stanley, co. Durham. 

X4, Burlington Street, Brigh- 
ton. 

19. Oakwood Avenue, Round- 
nay, Leeds. 

Wetnerby. 

43, Bemers Street, Ipswich. 

Trinity Lodge, Radford Road, 
Leamington. 

X, Wesley Street, Liverpool. 

Sandbach. 



Prescot. 
Burslem, Staff". 
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, 
Chester. 



Man- 



Belnst (Carlisle Circus), Iso, Clifton Park Avenue, Bel- 
904 j fast. 



556 
DON— BA8 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898. 




1000 

1846 
i860 

X895 

x86o 
1854 

x8s9 

1878 
x88a 
1893 
1865 

x8a6 
1867 
1896 

X873 
z88a 

1868 

Z884 
x8o7 
Z889 

X879 

Z858 
1866 
1896 

x868 
1890 

X873 
X890 

1879 

X875 
1896 

x868 
x866 

X839 
1859 



z86a 



Done, William, Sup. 
Dooovmn, P. £rn«st 



Dorey, Giilard 

DouUeday, John E. 
Doui^Us, Johii H., B^. 



ciBcuns. 



Buxton {WtsUy), 434 
Belfiut (Agnts Simi)^ 9x0 s 



Doofl^las, Motet . . . . 
DongljiM, Francis, Sup, 



Donthwaite,Henry,5M>. 

Dove, Charles E. . . . . 
Dove. C Nelson . . . . 
Dowling, Robert . . . . 
Downes, Roht. P., LLD. 
(Livingstone, U.S.A.) 
Draper, H. Mndie . . . . 
Drummond, James 

Du Fen, John 

Duff^ James 

Duffin, Frederick R. . . 
Duicdale, Frederick C . . 



Saddleworth, 593 ... 

Amble, jtx a 

Belfast {Urnvtrsily Road), 

907 

Ilanorhamilton, 864 . . . . 

Cork, 838 I .. 



a 



Worthing, 99 



Bolton {Bridge ShrwH^ 534 
Liverpool iivesky), 459 



Duffdale, John . . . 
Duke, John A. . . . 
Dumbiurton, Alfred 
Dunk, James . . . 



NewTy.93S •.• ... ;• •_. a 
(Sy( . . 

l^ithout Pastoral Charge 



London (Syd€nham\ 78. 



Tredegar, 309 



edenr, 
Kendal, ^_ 

iersey {Frtndt), 3x5 . . . . „ 
Jarjrport, 77a_. .._ v •• 3 

X 



1.273 
(/rw 

Marvport, 77a 

Derby {King Sirwet), 647 . . 
Hemel Hempstead, aq 



Dunlop, Samuel, Sup. . . 
Dunman, Sidney J. P. . . 
Dunitan, Edwud . . . . 



Dunstan, William .. 
Duthie, Charies A. . . 



Duthie, James . . . . 
Duthie, James W. .. 
Du Val, George, Sup. 



Barnard Castle, 733 
Slijro, 859 .... 

Shimoga, [133] 9 

Wolverhampton {Darling- 
ton Siret/), 403 . . . . 
Glastry fnd Portaferry, 933 
London {Poplar)^ x6 . . . . 
Potchefstroom {EnglUh), 

^[axx] 3 

Bingham, 6^ x 

North Shields, 74a . . . . a 

Gwennap, 339 3 

Bankura, C149] . . 
Guernsey and bark 



Buxton, Derbyshire. 
78, Clifton PSark Avenue, Bel- 
fast. 
Upper Mill, OldlMon. 
Amble, AckUnston. 

BelfiMt. 

Manorfaamilton, Irelnnd. 
Glenview, Gardner's HiD, 

Cork, Irdand. 
Holmbridge, Cbesswood Rd., 

Worthing: 
348, Derby^treet, Bolton. 
Garston, Liverpool. 
Bessbrook, Ireland. 
Bedwardine Road, Upper 

Norwood, S.E. 
New Tredc«ar, Cardiff. 
4, Queen's Koed, KendaL 
Les Noycrs, Trinity. Jersey. 
x9, Curzon Street, Maryport. 

i, Yemcm Street, Derby, 
farlowes Street, Hemel 
Hempstead. 
Barnard Castle. 
Sli|^, Irdand. 



Shimc^a, Mysore Province, 
Heath Town, 



[India. 

-ovince, 

Wolverhamp- 



Dyer, George . . 
Dyer, Walter H. 
I^mond, John.. 



Dyson, Amos 



Dyson, Tohn B., Sup, 
Dyson, Joseph, Sup, 



Eacott, 



t, la] 
X897 Eacott, W 



ames W. 
iUiam 



2896 
z86o 

X877 
1873 

1886 



Eardley, Allworth . . . . 

Eardley, Robert, B.A. 
(Dublin; ' 



Earl,Wi 

Eamshaw, Richard F. . . 

East, James T 



{Frtn€h\ 

313 

Barton-on-Humber, 690 . . x 
Ramsey, Hunts, ZX3 .. .. s 
London (CMua), 53 . . 3 

BCanche«ter (PnuiUton), 

498 3 

Bournemouth, aoo . . . . 
Sheffield {Carver St), 6x3 

Malton, 698 a 

Witwatersrand Gold Fields 

{Native Mission). [X97I . . x 
Buckingham and Brackley, 

x8x z 

Finsbury Park, ao . . . . 

High Wycombe, X7X . . . . a 
Middlesbrough {Wesley), 

730 X 

Peterborough, 643 . . . . 3 



ton. 
Portaferry, Ireland. 

?iy, Burdett Road, E. 
oCchefstroom, Transvaal, 

South Africa. 
Binfiiiam, Nottingham. 
XX, Grosvmor Place, N.Mth 

Shields. [waU. 

Carharradc. Scorrier, Com- 
Bankura, Bengal, India. 
St. Peter's-in-tbe-Wood, 

Guernsey. 
Ulceby. 

Sawtry, Peterborougfa. 
7, Albert Road, Battersea 

Park, S.W. 
86. Bolton Road, Pendleton, 

Manchester. 
Westboume, Boomemonth. 
33, Cliffe Terrace, Ranmoor, 

Sheffield. 
The Mount, Malton. 
P.O. Box a97a, Johannesburg, 

Transvaal, South Africa. 

Bicester. 

85, Hermitage Road, Finsbury 

High Wycombe. 



Middlesbrough. 
6, The Creaoent, 
I borough. 



Peter- 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



SSI 
SAS-ENa 



ENT NAMES. 



189s 
189a 

1874 
1889 
1890 
1850 

1877 
1846 
1882 
1865 

1895 
1895 
185a 

1893 
1878 

1875 
1878 

1874 
1878 

1865 

1895 
I8S4 
1843 
1855 

1876 
1878 
1881 

1897 
1895 

1892 
1878 
1883 
1881 
1897 

1873 
1870 

1894 
1885 

1871 

1866 
1868 

1879 
1883 



fjiston, W. Ernest. . . . 

Eaton, John F 

Eddy, Geonirc* Sup. 
Ed^e, H. Gorton . . . . 
Edgerley. Albert R. . . 
Edman, Aaron, Sup. . . 

Edman, J. Scoley . . . . 

Edmunds, Frederick F., 

Sup 

Edwards, Ebenezer 

Edwards, Edward R. . . 

Edwards, E. Stanley . . 
Edwards, Frank . . . . 
Edwards, James, Sup. . . 
Edwards, , . Bicknor . . 
£U1 wards, John (c). . . . 

Edwards, T. Charke .. 

Egan, Alexander . . . . 

Eland, Richard J 

Elderkin, Henry . . . . 

Eldridge, Charles O., 

B.A. (Lond^ 

EUenberfrer, John S. . . 
Elliott, Alexander, Sup. 
Elliott, Frederick, Sup. 
Elliott, James, Sup. . . 

Elliott, John 

Elliott, Joseph A 

Elliott, Michael J., Sup. 

Elliott, Robert J., B A. . 
Ellis, E. Sayer 

Ellis, Henry J 

Ellis, James 

Ellis, J. Robert . . . . 

Ellis, Paul 

Ellis, Robert Arthur . . 

Ellis, William 

Ellis, WiUiam P 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



Tiverton, 255 a 

Bridgwater, at8 i 

Ilkeston, 63a 

Ledburv, 308 a 

Redrutn, 234 

Wolverhampton iTrtnify), 

^404.. 

Sutton, Surrey, 87 . . . . 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Frodsham, 480 



Nuneaton and Atherstoae, 

433 

Wolverhampton (Darling- 

ton Strtet)f 403 

Mysore (Ci(v), ^130] . . . . 
Carnarvon and Bangor, 420 
Belfast (£/MfWrsf(v^«f.), 907 
Leicester (Bishop St.), 637 
Birmingham (ff>sAry), 393 



Cullompton. 

Bridgwater. 

Long Eaton, Derbyshire. 

Newent, Gloucester. 

Redruth. 

Thomhurst, Lea Road, Wol- 

verhampton. 
The Manse, Cheam Road, 

Sutton, Surrey. 
Brightlands, Holl^ Bank, 

Frodsham, Warrington. 

Wesley Lodee, Atherstone. 
Claremont, Connaught Road, 



Maidstone, 144 i 

BLingstowD, 82X 2 

Dereham, 157 2 

Birmingham (Mosilty Rd.), 

388 2 

Famworth, 538 3 

Aburi^ [2.^2] 4 

Maeuiresbridge, 860 . . . . 
Belfast ( Un tvtrsify Rd.), goj 
Dublin (Sandymount)y 819 



Wolverhampton. 

ysore City, India. 
II, College Road, Bangor. 
58, Fitzwilliam St., Belfast. 



Ellis, WiUiam T. 
Elsworth, John 

Elton, Frederick 

Elton, John P. . . 
Elvidge. Alfred 
Elvy, Walter J. 



England, John 



South Derry Mission, 931 2 

Fyzabad, [158] 5 

Hoylake & West Kirby, 466 



Kilkenny, 837 x 

Edinburgh (Nicolson 

Square), 783 i 

Cape Coast, [240] 2 

Leeds {BramUy\ 59a . . i 

Coedpoeth, 363 ;■ 

Callineton, aa6 i 

Bangalore (English), [137] i 

Chatteris, 134 i 

Blandford & Sturminster, 

194 a 

Brynmawr(H^r/sA), 344 .. 3 
Hull (Great Thornton 

Street), 675 1 

EMinbui^h (Leith), 785 . . a 

Gravesend, 131 2 

Sheffield (Thomdiffe), 6x7 ? 
Birmingham (Seimont 

Row), 391 .. .. .. ..3 

Devonport (Garrison and 

Naval Port), m . . . . 7 



24, Saxe Coburg St., Leicester. 
302. Soho Hill, Handsworth, 

Birmingham. 
Clifton, Bower Mount Road, 

Maidstone. 
14, Prince Edward Terrace, 

Blackrock, Ireland. 
Trinity House, East Dereham. 
Glenthom, Strensham Road, 

Moseley, Birmingham. 
36, Bolton Road, i^'arnworth, 

Bolton. 
Aburi, viA Accra, West Africa. 
Homeville,Lisbellaw,Ireland. 
5, Fitzwilliam Street, Bel&st. 
5, Tritonville Road, Sandy* 

mount, Dublin. 
Magherafelt, Ireland. 
Fyzabad, Oudh, India. 
9, Dee Parade, West Kirby, 

Cheshire. 
Kilkenny, Ireland. 

16, Muirpark. Eskbank, N.B. 

Cape Coast, West Africa. 

Pudsey, Leeds. 

Wrexham. * 

Saltash. 

Bangalore, India. 

New Road, Chatteris, Cambs. 

Blandford. 

Ebbw Vale, Mon. 

Girton House, Boulevard, 
Hull. 

3, Summerfield, Leith, Edin- 
burgh. 

r4i The Grove. Gravesend. 

Thomcliffe, Sheffield. 

[mingharo. 

89, Great Brook Street, Bir- 

2, Garfield Terrace, Stoke 
Devonport. 



558 
ENO— FEN 



AN ALPHABETICAL UST OF 



[1898 



ENT 

I?9o 

1875 

187X 
1886 

x86o 
1891 
1879 

i8$4 
1859 
1893 
1866 

1867 
1868 
1881 
1874 
1894 
1870 

J 879 
1879 

1856 

1887 

i87< 

1873 

1872 

1876 
x88c 

1873 
1894 

1873 
1876 
X870 

1897 

X889 

X879 

X847 
x868 

x886 
1862 

x88e 

X895 

1864 



NAMX8. 



Enoch, Billa, Indian 

Minister 

Eslick, Elisha R 



• • • • 



EtchellSj Tames . . 
EubajWilliam B.,African 

Minister 

Eva, Daniel, Sup 

Eva, George H 

£van9, £. Albert . . . . 

Evans, Ebenezer, 5ar^. . . 
Evan Henrv,D.D.,5M/>. 

Evan . Hugn 

Evan , Ishmael . . . . 

Evans, John (c) . . . . 

Evans, Josiah 

Evans, Owen . . . 
Evans, Richard 
Evans, S. Leonard 
Evans, Thomas 



CIRCUITS. 



TRt. 



Yemalgala, [1x8] 

Sheffield {Norfolk St.\ 613 



ChejMtow, 307 . 
Klein Popo, [36x] 



Stockton, 7x0 

Swaziland Mission, [907]. . 
Manches^r {Oxford Road)^ 

V^xham, 475 

Dublin {Abbey Street), 816 
Blaenau Festiniog, 381 
London {WeUh), 5 . . . . 



Evans, Wesley J., Sup. 


. Willian 
Sup 



Evans, William (b) 
Evans, William Hugh, 



Evans, William Owen . 
Kveryjohn B. ... 
Eyre, Daniel 






Fairboum, Joshua M. . . 

Fairboume, John . . . . 
Faraday, John W 

Farmer, William . . . . 
Famell, Richard W. . . 
Famell, WiUiam H. . . 

Farrar, Alfred 

Faulding, William F., 

Faux, Theophilus, A., 
African Assistant Min- 
ister . . .*. 

Fawthrop, Thomas W. . , 

Feather, James . . . . 

Featherstone, Peter, 
Sut> 

Featherstonehaugh, 
Thomas . . .... . . 

Felix, John 

Felvus, Josiah 



Llanfyllin, 384 

Oldham (fF(p5/ry), 53X 

Port Madoc, 380 

Reeth, 73a 

Brynmawr, 330 

Chertsey and Walton-on- 

Thames. 63 

Walsall ( WeuUy\ 400 
Grays, 34 

Rhyl (PTrfoA), 357 .. .. 

Treearth,378 

Leeds {Horsforih), 594 . . 
Kineton, 174 



Feneley, Charles . . 
Fenn, T. Henry 

• • i 

Fentiman, Albert/ . . 



Newcastle-on-Tyne {Clar- 
ence Street), 738 .... 9 
Walsall ( Wesley), 400 . . i 
Ticehurst, 143 i 

Downham Market, 165 . . 3 

Minehead and Donster, 370 s 

Spilsbv, 666 i 

Stroudf, 397 9 

London {Great Queen St.), 
40 

Freetown {fVesley), [938] x 

Cardiff {Loudoun\ Square 

Mission), 314 i 

Wolverhampton {Trinity), 

„404. 3 

Burslem, 441 



Bath, 388 

Llanrhaiadr, 385 

Bradford ( mnd Hilt), 579 

Southampton, 307 . . . . 

Longton, 446 

Castletown, 780 



POSTAI. ADDRX8SB8. 



Mission House, Secunder 

abad, India. 
Carfield House, Sedan St., 

Sheffield. 
Chepstow. 
Klem PopOftrui Qiiettah,Wetl 

Africa. 
Bridge Rosd, Yarm, Yorks. 
Ermelo, Swaziland, S. Africa 
5,Studlr7 Terrace, Moss Lane 

East, Slanchester. 
Smithfield Road, Wrexham. 
Malvina, Ho^vth, co. Dublin. 
Blaenau Fe8tini<^. 
45, Almorah Road, Isliog- 

tOIK N. 

Uanfechan, Oswestry. 
The Manse, Shaw, Oldham. 
Port Madoc, Carnarvonshire. 
Reeth,. Richmond, Yorks. 
Blaina, Mon. ' 
Churchfield Road, Walton*on- 

Thames. 
Whittemere Street, Walsall. 
Grays. Essex. 

^, Elwy Street, Rhyl. 
Bethesda, Bangor. 
Horsforth, Leeds. 
Kineton, Warwick. 

14, Jesmond Vale Terrace, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

7, St. Paul's Qose, Walsall. 

Clare House, Ticehurst, 
Hawkhurst. 

Downham Market. 

Porlock, Taunton. 

Spilsby. 

x,Glanville Villa, Stroud, Qos. 

39, Guilford Street, Russell 
Square, W.C. 

Freetown, Sierra Leone, West 
Africa. 

35, Loudoun Square, Cardiff. 
Aston Villa. New Hampton 

Road, Wolverhampton. 
Wedgwood House, Burslem, 

SUff. 

St. Erme, Wells Road, Bath. 

Oswestry. 

Can- Lane, Wind HiU, Ship- 



ley, Yorks. 
I, Pa 



xt, Park Road, BeUe Vue, 
Southampton. 

1^5, Trentham Road, Longton, 
Staff. [Man. 

The Croft, Castletown, Isle of 



1898.] 



MINISTERS AND PROBATIONERS. 



FSN- 



559 
FLO 



BMT 



1863 
1888 

1876 

1867 

1849 
1869 

1898 

1878 

1865 
1874 

1873 

1895 
1897 
1877 

1893 

1858 
1897 
1870 



1880 
1864 

1886 
1877 

1895 
1859 



1866 
184c 

1872 

1850 

1887 

1879 

1859 



NAMES. 



Fenwick, Harrison. . . . 

Ferdinando, Don H. L, 
Ceylon Minister . . . . 

FerainandO| Don Joseph, 
Ceylon Minister . . . . 

Ferdinando, Don Peter 
G., Ceylon Minister . . 

Fern, WUliam, Suf. . . 

Fernando, Henorich, 
Ceylon Minister, Sup. 

Fernando, S. Joronis, 
Ceylon Assistant Min- 
ister 

Field, Harvey 



Fielden, Joshua . . . . 
Fieldhouse, James. . . . 

Fielding, Benjamin F. . . 

Fielding^, lames . . . . 

Fielding, John W 

Filippini, Cav. Ernesto, 
Ph/D. (Pavia), Italian 
Minister 

Fillingham, Albert L. . . 



CIRCUITS. 



YRS. 



See p. ia6 

Wellgama, [60] a 

DikweUa, [65] 3 

• • • • 3 



Minuangoda, [53] 
Colwyn Bay, 473 

Kollupitiya, etc., [30] 



Ranchagoda, [63] 
Nelson, 547 . . . 



Finch, James 

Findlater. John .. .. 

Findlay, George G.^.A. 
(Lond.), Tutor in Bibli- 
cal Literature, Exe- 
gesis, and Classics . . 

Findlay, WilUamH.,M.A. 
(Ozbn) 

Finnemore,Joseph, M. A., 
Ph.D. (Illinois Wes., 
U.S.A.) 

Fish, George M. C 

Fitz-Gerald, W. Black- 
burn 

l^lemington, William F. 

Fletchen George, Gover- 
nor of the Institution 
House and Tutor in 
Pastoral Theolojsy ^^^ 
Church Organisation 

Fletcher, James . . . . 

Fletcher, John, Sup. . . 

Fletcher, John C, Ceylon 

Minister 

Fletcher, Richard, Sup 

Fletcher, Walter E. .. 

Flew, Josiah 

Floyd, Charles H 



Pontypool, 333 

Glasgow (jCathcart Road), 

788 

Hartlepool and West 

Hartlepool, 733 . . . . 
Saddleworth, 52a . . . . 
Oldham iWislty), 521 

Rome, [z]. Without pas- 
toral charge 

Higham Ferrers, 2x9. . . . 

Launceston. 220 

Rawal Pinai, [165] . . . . 



Theological Institution 

iHeaaittglty Branch), 582 

Karur, [1x4] 



Sheffield ^Norfolk Street), 

6x3 

Newark, 635 . . •. . . . 

Leeds {Headineley), 587 . . 
Manchester (Longsight), 

507 

Theological Institution 
(Richmond Branch), 54 



18 
5 



8 



I • • • 



Sittingboume, 145 
London Mission South 
{Grove Mission), 7a 

Trincomalee (North), [81] 
Hull ( Waitham Street), 67ft 

Glasgow {Paisley Roetd), 

79<> • .• ^ 

Wandsworth, 59 

Newcastle, Staff., 444 



POSTAL ADDRESSES. 



Darlington. 

Weligama, Ceylon. 

DikweUa, Ceylon. 

Minuanffoda, Ceylon. 
Ocean View, Colwyn Bay. 

Wellewatte, Ceylon. 



Ranchagoda, Ceylon. 

Thornhni, Barrowford, Nel- 
son. 

£p worth House, Pontypool. 

15, Myrtle Park, Cross Hill, 
Glasgow. 

5, Albion Terrace, Esplanade, 
Hartlepool. 

Delph, Oldham. 

Royton, Oldham. 



Rome. 

Park Road Manse, Rushden, 

Northants. 
Launceston. 
Rawal Pindi, Punjab, India. 



College, Headingley, Leeds. 
fCarur, Coimbatore District, 
South India. 

88, Upper Hanover Street, 

Sheffield. 
7, Victoria Street, Newark. 

[Leeds. 
Burton Crescent, Headii^ky, 

73, Hyde Road, Manchetveer. 
wesleyan College, Rkhmond, 
Surrey. 



40, Park Road, Sittinebttort^. 
37,St. Margaret^ K<Mtd,B(>6ac- 
Iey,S.E. 

Trincomalee, Ceylon. 

13. Margaret streec, !V-*er*e> 

Road, Hall. 
Eden Villa, Thi^Wmi*. 

Street, G<wrti».<^»«^'^ 
54, Cbelvertofi l^^^wi. ^»»rw^> . 

b.W. 



56o 



AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF 



['» 



Flojrd, tiabtn C. . . 



i, 0)4aa 



-OrXuD, JobnS. (■ 
Foml, Stephen . . 

ForTinctoD, Clurtet 

Williun S., 



b., tLA. 



FoMcT, Robert 

Foiter, Tbomu, Sue. . . 
FoMsr, WiUJim, 5>«. .. 
FoMer, WillluB, B.A. 

■■ 1.) 

Wil1uDj„5>./. 

Frackcltoa, Hemy . . .. 

Fnnldla, Aaroo £., 



(l.J,5«/. 



Fru«r,j!.iTic); 

FreenUD, John .. .. 

FniiGb, Al/red J., B.A 
(Loud. ), Sufi 

French, ErncBt A 

French, MicbMl C, 
AfrlcuiMJnliter.. . 

Friend, hVederick . . . . 

Friend, Hildtrlc .. ., 

From, WiUinin 

Frrw, Ceori* 

Fdl«,WBlEer 

WiUUm H. 



Riphy.f^, .. 
Sl.CaliiMh.>M . 

Seedun, (5.) . 
KoUopitijre, etc, | 



Sheffield <Bnam 
lUfnct, h« . 

Fvsworth, )t» . 



WilUbire Miuion 
Longford, 86* 



DuUi aiBlaekhall PlaaXtaa 

Uverpoo] (S(. John'tl. t6o 
LoodoD (GrMlQ<aat SI.), 



CwJow,»ji '.'. 



StcwirtitowD, u] ' - . ' 

DuBlor, eat 

Harro^e, 6