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The Quadrennial Book 




19 11 

TROY, OHIO, OCTOBER 20-27, 1910. 


Edited by Henry Crampton 

Christian Publishing Association 

J. N. HESS, Publisliing Agent, 


Yes. the Christian Annual lias an additional name this year. It is 
The QiAURKNNiAL Book and Christian Annual this time. That means 
that four years more have passed into history with all their opportunities 
and responsibilities. Xow we have entered another four years; we will 
not all live to see the end of them, hut the church will — somebody will. 
Will all those wlio do live through them be able to carry the responsibilities? 
Possibly not; I ut those who feel, day by day, as Paul did when he said: 
"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me," will be equal 
to tlie duties and ]»rivileges. May (iod help us all to be I 

Do we I elieve in tlie mission of the Christian CliurdiV Tlien let us 
work for it. Do we love itV Then let us show that love I Do we want it 
to do more foi' (iod and humanity V Then let us make it do morel 

A minister of the M. K. denomination said recently in my presence : 
"If I have the rigid spirit I sliall feel just as glad wlien one is converted 
and unites with the Ba])tist diurcli as I would if lie had united witli mine." 
A Disciple minister, at tlie same time, said: "AVe have got to come together, 
wliether \a e want to or not ; the uni(m is in the air, and God is overruling 
all si)iritual for( es in that one direction." A Baptist minister said: "I am 
getting so that I can work with all cliun-hes and all ministers." A I'resby- 
terian minister said: "1 feel that my people are ready for united work in 
saving men." The world is moving, and as churches drop their antagon- 
ism and show the spirit of tlie Man of Galilee, the world will get a glimpse 
of Jesus ('hrist, and that is what men are hungry for. Too long the 
churches have laid more stress upon Martin Luther, .lolm Wesley, John 
Knox, Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone and otlier men than they 
have upon Jesus Christ. 

God grant that we all, ministers and laymen, may show to the sinful, 
luingry, needy world about us the Christ, and ever give to Him the upper- 
most place in our hearts and lives is the prayer and hope of 

Yours in Him, 


Lelianon, Indiana, November 2.3. 1910. 


By Rev. Eliza L. Brown 

Down the dim vista of past centuries stands 
A central figure with pale, pierced hands. 

They who had crucified the Christ supposed 
That thus His life and influence were closed. 

FOREVERMORE that Light on men shall shine, 
For with the human blended the divine. 

In youth and early manhood those dear hands 
In labor wrought, obedient to commands 
Of Joseph and of Mary. A builder he, 
"The carpenter." This man of Galilee. 

Yes, evermore His life its luster sheds. 
Those loving hands on little children's heads 
Were laid in blessing. Blind eyes saw the light. 
Lives were restored, relieving sorrow's night. 
For soul and body healing oft was wrought ; 
Not one was waved away, in faith who sought. 

Among our Father's many mansions fair, 

A place the Master said He w^ould prepare 

For those who love Him through this life ; He then 

To bring His ransomed home will come again, 

Receiving them unto Himself ''that where 

I am," He said, "ye also shall be there." 

As Jesus' life brings hope and joy to-day. 

Those once pierced hands o'er millions bear their sway 

Libert i/, Indiana. 


Officers of the American Christian Convention 

President — Rev. Wilson D. Samuel, D. D., Warren, 

Vice-President — Rev. L. W. Phillips, Franklin, N. H. 
Secretary — J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 


Finance — Rev. John Blood, Rieglesville, N. J. 

Publishing — Hon. O. W. Whitelock, Huntington, 

Education — Rev. W. G. Sargent, B. A., Providence, 
R. I. 

Sunday-schools — Rev. W. C. Wicker, M. A., Litt. D., 
Elon College, North Carolina. 

Home Missions — Rev. O. W. Powers, D. D., Day- 
ton, Ohio. 

Foreign Missions — Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Day- 
ton, Ohio. 

Christian Endeavor — Rev. E. A. Watkins, M. A. 
Creenville. Ohio. 


Rev. .1. G. Bishop, D. D. 
Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D. 
Rev. M. D. Wolfe. 

Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D. 
Mrs. Athella M. Howsare. 
Rev. W. P. Fletcher, B. A. 
Mr. M. S. Campbell. 


Rev. W. C. Wicker, M. A., Litt. D. 
Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein. D. D. 
Rev. McD. Howsare. 
W. A. Harper, M. A. 
Mrs. E. L. Goodwin. 
Rev. W. O. Hornbaker. 
Hermon Eldredge. 


Rev. W. G. S'argent, B. A. 
Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D. 
Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D. 

Rev. John ]MacCalman. D. D. 
Rev. Hugh A. Smith, Ph. B. 


Rev. John Blood. 
Rev. Z. A. Poste. 

Rev. John H. Barney. 
Rev. W. H. Hainer. 
Rev. J. L. Foster. 


Rev. F. B. Gaige. 
John B. Pease. 
Robert Call. 

Hon. E. L. Goodwin. 

Rev. J. W. Wilson. 


Rev. E. A. Watkins, M. A. 


Rev. O. B. Whitaker, D. D. 

Rev. George W. Morrow, D. D. 
Rev. W. D. Samuel, D. D. 
Rev. F. E. Gaige. 
C. C. Stoner. 

Rev. W. H. Sando. 
Rev. A. C. Youmans. 

Rev. D. B. Atkinson, Ph. D., B. D. 
Rev. R. H. Gott. 
Rev. A. H. Bennett. 


Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D. 

Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D.. LL. D. 

Rev. Martvn Summerbell, Ph. D., LL. D., D. D. 
Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D. 
Rev. W. D. Samuel, D. D. 
Rev. W. W. Srtaley, D. D. 


Rev. O. W. Powers. D. D. 
Rev. J. F. Burnett. D. D. 
Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D. 

Rev. G. R. Hammond, Ph. D. 
Rev. J. O. Atkinson, D. D. 

Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D. 


Rev. W. W. Stalev, D. D. 

Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D. 

Rev. Martvn Summerbell, Ph. D., LL. D., D. D. 
Rev. J. F. Burnett, D. D. 
J. N. Dales. M. A. 

Rev. O. W. Powers, D. D. 

Rev. D. B. Atkinson, Ph. D., B. D. 

"Woman's Board for Foreign Missions 

President — Mrs. M. T. Morrill, Dayton, Ohio. 
Vice-President — -Mrs. G. A. Conibear, Covington, O. 
Corresponding Secretary- — -Mrs. S. Q. Helfenstein, 

Dayton, Ohio. 
Recording Secretary — Mrs. Rebecca W. Coxen, New 

Bedford, Mass. 
Treasurer — Miss Mary A. Rowell, Franklin, N. H. 

Woman's Board for Home Missions 

President — Rev. Emily K. Bishop, Dayton, Ohio. 
Vice-President — :Mrs. Clellie Loback, Darlington, 

Recording Secretary — Mrs. Athella M. Howsare, 

Norfolk, Virginia. 
Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Alice M. Burnett, 

Dayton, Ohio. 
Treasurer- — Mrs. Abbie B. Denison, Huntington, 


Superintendents of Departments 

Cradle Roll— Mrs. Olive M. Clemm, Troy, Ohio. 
Literature and Mite Box — Mrs. Emily K. Bishop, 

Dayton, Ohio. 
Young People — Mrs. George Worley, Covington, O. 


Convention Membership 

Report of the Committee on Roll 

Officers of the American Cbrlstian Convention 

Rev. Wilson D. Samuel, D. D. 
Rev. L. W. Phillips. 
J. F. Burnett. 
Rev. John Blood 

Mission Board of the American Christian 

Rev. O. W. Powers, D. D 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D. 

Rev. W. P. Fletcher, B. A. 

Rev. W. H. Denison. D. D. 

Rev. J. G. Bishop, D. D. 

Rev. Clarence Defur. 

Mrs. Emily K. Bishop, President of Home 

Mrs. E'Uen Gustin, President of Foreign 

Sanday-school Board of tlie American Chris- 
tian Convention 

Rev. S. Q. Heifenstein, D. D. 

•College Presidents of the American Christian 

Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D. 
Rev. Wm. Flammer, M. A. 
Rev. O. B. Whitaker, D. D. 
Rev. C. G. Nelson. 
Rev. P. W. McReynolds, M. A. 
Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., LL. D. 
Rev. E. C. Kerr, M. A. 
Rev. Fred Cooper, M. A. 
E. L. Moffitt, M. A., LL. D. 

■Officers and Trustees of the Christian Pub- 
lishing Association 

Hon. O. W. "^'hitelock. 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence. 

Prof. J. N. Dales. 

Rev. D. M. Heifenstein, D. D. 

D. M. McCulloug-h. 

A. M. Heidelbaugh. 

J. S. Frost. 

Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D. 

Rev. Henry Crampton. 

Presidents of State Association and District 

J. B. Pease. 
Rev. S. McNeely. 


Rhode Island and Massachusetts — Rev. G. 
A. Conibear, E. L. Goodwin, Mrs. E. L. Good- 

Rockingham — Rev. H. J. Rhodes. 

Maine — Rev. W. J. Hall, President, Mary 
A. Rowell, Miss Clara E. Rowell. 

Merrimack — F. R. TV^oodward, W. W. Chase, 

New York Eastern — Rev. F. E. Gaige, Rev. 
C. F. Hook, George W. Wrightson. 

Ne-w York Central^ — President, J. S. Frost, 
Bev. John MacCalman, Mrs. J. S. Frost 

New York AVestern — Rev. Ira L. Peck, H. C. 

New Jersey — Rev. S. L. Baugher, Rev. Z. 

A. Poste, Rev. A. L. Brand, A. S. E'ckel. 
Tioga River — A. L. Allen. 

Rays Hill and So. Pa. — President, Rev. A. 
W. Lightbourne, D. D., Rev. J. A. Dillon, 
Rev. J. H. Barney, Rev. T. P. Garland, Rev. 
J. M. Kauffman. 

Erie — President, Hermon Eldredge, Dr. H. 
Phillips, Rev. Myron Tyler. 

Northwestern Ohio — Rev. G. W. Foltz, Rev. 
G. R. Mell, Rev. F. E. Rockwell, Rev. J. S. 
Halfaker, Rev. G. B. Garner, W. Klingler, 
O. G. Vickroy, B. F. Seitz, W. A. Snider, Mrs. 
'W. A. Snider. 

3It. Vernon — President, R. H. Long, Rev. H. 
R. Clem. Mrs. R. A. Sheldon. 

Ohio Eastern — President, Rev. J. B. Massie, 
Rev. H. C. Litle, J. M. Sanner, J. F. Leffer. 

Ohio Central — President, W. H. Sando, Rev. 
H. J. Duckworth, Rev. B. F. Hoagland, Rev. 

B. H. Chrisman. Rev. A. G. Caris, Mrs. C. M. 
Hagans, Prank Babb, J. W. Harrington, Mrs. 
O. W. Powers. 

Ohio Valley — President, Rev. J. L. Manley, 
Rev. F. B. Richey, Mrs. Mary Manley. 

Miami Ohio — President, Rev. H. A. Smith, 
Rev. F. G. Coffin, Rev. E. A. Watkins, Rev. 
J. E. Etter, Rev. J. J. Summerbell, Rev. A. W. 
Hook, Rev. A. M. Kerr, Rev. O. P. Furnas, 
Rev. O. S. Thomas, Rev. B. F. Vaughan, Rev. 

C. A. McDaniel. J. N. Hess, Mr. N. Rathbun, 
Mrs. M. Whitnner, M. A. Finfrock, A. E. Sinks, 
J. O. T\^inters. L. A. Frame, George Brouse. 

Southern Ohio — Rev. W. A. Warner, Rev. 
L. H. Stratton. Rev. W. W. Bagby. Rev. W. 
R. Brodt, W. J. Liston, J. V. Sanders, C. M. 

Ontario — Rev. S. M. Mosteller, Rev. H. M. 
Hainer. Richard Young. 

Michigan — Rev. D. B". Millard, Rev. S. S. 

"Western Michigan and Northern Indiana — 
Rev. Mrs. A. S. K. Burton, H. H. Jessup. 

Eastern Indiana — President, Rev. G. B. 
Cain, Rev. A. M. Addington, Rev. R. P. Ar- 
rick. Rev. H. L. Lott, Rev. John A. Watson, 
Rev. Arthur House, Rev. P. F. Canada, Rev. 
Fred Stovenour, Rev. DeK. Judy, Rev. W. M. 
Shaffer, Rev. N. H. Thornburg, Oscar Strait, 
H. R. Roush, Mr. H. L. Lott, Eli Rines, J. E. 
McNeese, Mrs. M. Lefler, Oliver Rowe, W. 
Chenoweth, W. C. Bosworth, J. B. Forten- 
baugh, H. Putterbaugh. 

Central Indiana — Rev. J. C. Orebaugh, Rev. 

D. O. Coy, C. "Williams. 

Indiana Miami Reserve — Rev. Albert God- 
ley, Rev. L. W. Hercules, Rev. E. A. DeVore, 
Rev. M. M. Wiles, Mrs. H. Hercules, John T. 
Hercules, P. M. Wiles. 

Northwestern Indiana — Rev. W^. Heflin, Rev. 

E. D. Gilbert, W. H. Baugher, Thos. Galway, 
G. E. Larowe. 

Eel River — President, O. W. Whitelock, Rev. 
O. A. Harris, Rev. C. C. Tarr, Rev. R. W. 
Page, Rev. J. W. Yantis, J. Minnier, J. S. 
Hoover, Mrs. Mary A. Brucker, B. H. Domer, 
W. O. Yarian. 


AVestern Indiana — Rev. J. S. Boord, Rev. 

C. B. Kershner, Rev. R. H. Gott, Rev. Robert 
Harris, Rev. A. D. Woodworth, Mrs. C. M. 
Loback, E. M. Henderson, R. G. HoUoman, 
Mrs. J. S. Boord, Joe McReynolds, J. D. 
Thomas, Mrs. R. Henderson. 

Southern Indiana — ^Rev. G. R. Hammond, J. 
P. ITmerson. 

Southern Wabasli Illinois — Rev. J. M. Brad- 
bury, Rev. W. M. Smith, Rev. E. D. Hammond, 
Mrs. Mollie Culver, Mrs. M. Trimble, Miss B. 
Jones, Mrs. Mary Martin. 

Illinois Christian — President, Rev. A. H. 
Bennett, Rev. John Baughman, M. H. Rrush. 

Central Illinois — Rev. G. W. Rippey, Rev. 
W. O. Hornbaker, Rev. H. G. Rowe, M. Er- 
hardt, Zac. Starr. 

Western Illinois — President, L. D. Wilhelm, 

A. L. Wingate. 

Northern Illinois — Rev. Wm. Stuart, Robert' 

Richland Union — Rev. E. P. Shult, O. R. 

Des Moines, Iowa — Rev. C. Helfensteln, 
Rev. M. L. Everett, A. S. Lynn. 

Southwestern Iowa — Rev. W. D. Harward. 

Northwestern Kansas — President, Rev. 
Clarence E. Huff. 

Northwestern North Dakota — Rev. Edwin 

B. Plory. 

AVyoming — Rev. J. R. Cortner. 

Kentuclty Christian — Rev. T. H. Meadows. 

AVest Virginia — ^Rev. John Tampkin. 

Porto Rico — President, Rev. T. E. White. 

Central Iowa — Rev. J. A. Stover, Mrs. M. F. 

Soutliern Christian Convention — President, 
Rev. W. W. Stalev, p. D., Rev. D. A. Long, 

D. D., Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., Rev. W. T. 
"Walters, Rev. McD. Howsare, Rev. J. L. Fos- 
ter, J. D. Gunter, C. L. Gibson, Samuel Ear- 

Nortli Carolina (Colored)— J. A. Alexander, 
A. J. Holloway. 

Eastern Virginia — Rev. S. A. Howell. 

Ohio Eastern Christian Conference Incor- 
porated — Rev. Wm. J. Warrener, Rev. Sam- 
uel Lewis. 


On the Roll 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence,. Illinois. 

Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh, Ohio. 

Re>. Vi'. P. Fletcher, B. D. Ontario. 

A. S. Lynn, Iowa. 

Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., North Carolina. 

Rev. Z. A. Poste, Pennsylvania. 

J. B. Pease, New York. 

J. S. Frost, New York. 

Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., Indiana. 

Committee on Program 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Ohio. 
Hon. O. W. Whitelock, Indiana. 
J. F. Burnett, Ohio. 

Committee on Resolutions 

Rev. W. O. Hornbaker, Illinois. 

J. S. Hoover, Indiana. 

Hon. E. L. Goodwin, Massachusetts. 

Rev. John MacCalman, D. D., New York. 

J. S. Frost, New York. 

Rev. J. S. Boord, Indiana. 

Committee on Moral Reform 

Rev. H. A. Smith, Ph. B., Ohio. 
Rev. D. M. Helfenstein, D. D., Iowa. 
Rev. H. R. Clem, Ohio. 
Rev. O. P. Furnas, Ohio. 

R6v. O. A.' Harris, Indiana. 
Jerome Minear, Indiana. 
Rev. R. W. Page, Indiana. 

Appointment Co-operative and Supervision 

Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D., Ohio. 
Rev. Albert Dunlap, D. D., Ohio. 
Rev. John Blood, New Jersey. 
Rev. L. W. Hercules, Indiana. 
Rev. Robert Harris, Indiana. 
Rev. H. J. Duckworth, D. D., Ohio. 

Committee on Nomination 

Rev. P. W. McReynolds, D. D., Ohio. 

A. S. Lynn, Iowa. 

Rev. J. R. Cortner, Wyoniing. 

Rev. R. H. Gott, Indiana. 

Rev. G. B. Cain, Ohio. 

Rev. A. M. Kerr, Ohio. 

Rev. L. W. Phillips, New Hampshire. 

Rev. W. O. Hornbaker, Illinois. 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence, Illinois. 

Rev. A. H. Bennett, Illinois. 

Rev. A. L. Wingate, Illinois. 

Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D., Delaware. 

Rev. W. "W. Staley, D. D.. Virginia. 

Rev. F. E. Gaige, New York. 

Rev. W. P. Fletcher, B. D., Ontario. 

Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., North Carolina. 

Rev. Fred Cooper, M. A., Missouri. 

Hon. E. L. Goodwin, Massachusetts. 

Rev. John Blood, New Jersey. 

Committee on Missions 

Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., Indiana. 
Rev. H. J. Rhodes, Ohio. 
Rev. John MacCalman. D. D., New York. 
Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., Ohio. 
F. R. Woodward, New Hampshire. 
Rev. S. A. Howell, Virginia. 
Rev. T. E. White, Porto Rico. 
Rev. G. A. Conibear, Ohio. 
Rev. E. K. McCord, Japan. 
Rev. Mrs. E. G. Gustin, Massachusetts. 
Mrs. Mollie Culver, Illinois. 
. -Rev. A. M. Kerr, Ohio. 
Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., North Carolina. 
Rev. A. H. Bennett, Illinois. 
A. S. Lynn, Iowa. 
Rev. A. D. Woodworth, D. D., Japan. 

Committee on Publishing 

Hon. O. W. TVhitelock, Ohio. 
Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., Virginia. 
Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Ohio. 
J. F. Burnett, Ohio. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., Ohio. / 

Prof. J. N. Dales, Ontario. 
Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., Ohio. 
Rev. G. W. Foltz, Ohio. 
'Rev. E. A. Watkins, M. A., Ohio. 
Rev. G. R. Hammond, Ph. D., Indiana. 
Hon. E. L. Goodwin, Massachusetts. 
J. O. Winters, Ohio./ 
L. D. Wilhelm, Illinois. 
Rev. G. D. Lawrence, Illinois. 

Committee on Denominational Organization 

Rev. ^V. "W. Staley, D. D., Virginia. 

Prof. J. N. Dales, Ontario. 

Rev. L. W. Phillips, New Hampshire. 

Hon. O. W. W^hitelock, Indiana. 

Rev. J. S. Halfaker, Ohio. 

Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., Indiana. 

J. F. Burnett, Ohio. 

Rev. E. D. Hammond, Illinois. 

Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., North Carolina. 

Rev. E. A. DeVore, D. D., Indiana. 

Rev. Myron Tyler, New York. 

Rev. John A. Dillon, Pennsylvania. 


Coiiiinittee on E^ducatlon 

Kev. F. G. Coffin, U. D., Ohio. 

Hev. M. Summerbell, D. D., New York. 

Hon. e; L. Moffltt. L.L,. D., North Carolina. 

Hev. P. W. McReynolds, D. D., Ohio. 

Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., Ohio. 

Rev. E. C. Kerr, M. A., Iowa. 

Hev. O. B. Whitaker, D. D., Indiana. 

Prof. J. N. Dales, Ontario. 

Rev. Wm. Flammer, M. A., Wyoming'. 

Rev. Fred Cooper, M. A., Missouri. 

Hev. C. G. Nelson, Kansas. 

Committee on Sunday-schools 

H. A. Plunkett, M. A., Indiana. 
Hev. S. Q. Helfenst'ein, D. D., Ohio. 
TVIrs. E'. 1j. GoodAvin, Massacliusetts. 
Hev. W. O. Hornbaker, Illinois. 
Rev. C. B. Kershner, Oiiio. 
Hev. A.M. Addington, Indiana. 
Hev. Roy Helfenstein, Iowa. 
Rev. F. E. Rockwell, Ohio. 
Hev. H. G. Rowe, Illinois. 
Hev. J. M. Bradbury, Indiana. 
Hev. Arthur E. House, Ohio. 
Hev. O. P. Furnas, Ohio. 
Hev. W. S. Alexander, Indiana. 
Hev. J. C. Orebaugh, Indiana. 
Hev. W. G. Kershner, Ohio. 

Committee on Cliristian E^ndeavor 

Hev. C. B. Kershner, Ohio. 

Rev. H. A. Smith, Ph. B., Ohio. 

Rev. Wm. Flammer, M. A., Wyoming. 

Hev. W. P. Fletcher, B. D., Ontario. 

Rev. G. R. Mell, Ohio. 

Hev. W. H. Sando, Ohio. 

Hev. McD. Howsare, Virginia. 

Hev. Ira L. Peck, New York. 

Hev. J. M. Kauffman, Pennsylvania. 

Hev. H. R. Clem, Ohio. 

Hev. C. A. McDaniel, Ohio. 

Rev. E. D. Gilbert, Ohio. 

Hev. Mrs. C. M. Hagans, Ohio. 

Hev. W. Klingler, Ohio. 

Committee on Interdenominational Relation 

Hev. M. Summerbell, D. D., New York. 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Ohio. 

J. F. Burnett, Ohio. 

Rev. J. A. Stover, Iowa. 

Rev. J. B. W^eston, D. D., Ohio. 

Hev. J. J. Summerbell. D. D., Ohio. 

Hev. O. B. Whitaker, D. D., Ohio. 

Hev. O. W. Powers, D. D., Ohio. 

Hev. D. E. Millard, D. D., Mich. 

Hev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D., Delaware. 

Hev. Thomas Holmes, D. D., Michigan. 

Committee on Finance 

Rev. L. W. Pliillips, Massachusetts. 

Hev. John Blood, New Jersey. 

Hev. J. F. Burnett, Ohio. 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Ohio. 

Hon. O. W. Wliitelotk, Indiana. 

Zac Starr, Illinois. 

J. L. Wingate, Indiana. 

W. W. Chase, New Hampshire. 

A. S. Eckel, New Jersey. 

A. L. Allen. Pennsylvania. 

O. G. Vickroy. Ohio. 

Rev. R. H. Gott, Indiana. 

D. M. McCullough, Ohio. 

J. B. Pease, New York. 

Special Committee on Home Mlssiona 

Rev. Robert Harris, Indiana. 
Joe McReynolds, Indiana. 
Rev. J. P. Emerson, Indiana. 

Rev. John Baughman, Illinois. 
Rev. C. B. Huff, Kansas. 
Rev. J. R. Cortner, Wyoming. 
Hev. T. H. Meadows, Kentucky. 
Rev. W. D. Harward, Iowa. 
Rev. W. T. Walters, Virginia. 
W. A. Snidtr, Ohio. 
Hev. W. J. Hall, Maine. 
Rev. B. F. Hoagland, Ohio. 
Hev. H. L. Lott, Ohio. 
Hev. D. K. Judy, Indiana. 
Rev. Clarence Defur, Indiana. 

Standing: I>aymen's Missionary Movement 

P. T. Rathbun, Springfield, Ohio. 

F. R. Woodward, Hill, New Hampshire. 

J. F. Barnes, Huntington, Indiana. 

J. E. West, Suffolk, Virginia. 

A. S. Lynn, Orient, Iowa. 

Committee to Examine Manuscripts 

Hon. O. W. Whitelock, Indiana. 

Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., New York. 

Rev. H. A. Smith, Ph. B., Ohio. 

Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., Ohio. 

Rev. J. A. Stover, Iowa. 

Prof. J. N. Dales, Ontario. 

Standing Committee on Department of Music 

Rev. Clarence McDaniel, Ohio. 
Rev. Pressley E. Zartmann, Ohio. 
Rev. Walter Klinger, Ohio. 
Rev. O. W. Powers, Ohio. 

Standing' Auditing' Committee 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Ohio. 
Rev. O. W. Powers, D. D., Ohio. 

Commission on Christian Kndeavor 

Rev. E. A. Watkins, A. M., Ohio. 
Rev. W. J. Young, Ohio. 
Mrs. C. M. Hagans, Ohio. 
Rev. H. G. Rowe, Illinois. 
Rev. F. H. Peters, Mass. 

Standing,' Committee on Social Service 

Rev. W. J. Young, Oliio. 
Rev. P. S. Sailer, Mass. 
Rev. Carlvle Summerbell, Mass. 
Rev. C. H. Rowland, N. C. 
Rev. F. G. Strickland, Indiana. 
Rev. O. W, Powers, Oliio. 
Rev. G. A. Conibear, Ohio. 
Rev. G. R. Hammond, Indiana. 
Rev. P. A. Canada, Mass. 

Standing' Committee on Moral Reform 

Rev. C. H. Scholefield, New York. 
Hev. G. W. A-torrow, Michigan. 
Rev. A. H. Morrill, New Hampshire. 
Rev. Albert Godley, Indiana. 
Rev. Edwin Morrell, Oliio. 
Rev. Minnie Fenwick, Wyoming. 
Rev. Mrs. R. A. Sheldon, Ohio. 
Rev. A. L. Brand, New York. 
Rev. W. T. Herndon, M. D., N. C. 

Standing Committee on E^vangelism 

Rev. W. Ernest Stockley, Indiana. 
Rev. M. W. Butler, Virginia. 
Rev. W. D. Harward, Iowa. 
Rev. Pressley E. Zartmann, Ohio. 
Rev. D. M. Helfenstein, Iowa. 
Rev. E'dwin C. Hall, Ontario. 
Rev. A. H. Bennett, Illinois. 
Rev. J. S. Halfaker. Ohio. 
Rev. John MacCalman, New York. 


Constitution of American Christian Convention 
As Amended and Adopted October, 1910 

Article I. 
This organization shall be called the American Christian Convention. 

Article II. 

The object of this Convention shall be to maintain and promote the Charitable, Re- 
ligious, Missionary, Educational and Publishing enterprises of the Religious body knotvit 
as Christian. 

Article III. 

The membership of this Convention shall be as follows : 

First, Presidents or Principals of Institutions of learning endorsed by the Convention 
or recognized as co-operating with it. 

Second, Presidents of Conferences, State Associations, and District Conventions, 
auxiliary to the Convention or co-operating with it. The Officers and Trustees of the 
Christian Publishing Association, the Editor of the Herald of Gospel Liberty, the Presi- 
dent of the Woman's Board of Home Missions, and the President of the Woman's Board of 
Foreign Missions. 

Third, Each Local Conference, except those of the Southern Christian Convention, 
which is itself so entitled, may be represented by one minister and one layman for 
each seven hundred members or major fraction : Provided ; that no Conference shall be 
deprived of representation by one minister and one layman in addition to the President. 

Fourth, The officers of this Convention, and the members of the Mission, Educational 
and Sunday-school Boards hereinafter provided for, shall be members of the Convention 
until the close of the Quadrennial Session following their election. 

Article IV. 

The Officers of this Convention shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary 
and one Secretary for each of the Departments hereinafter named, except the Department 
of Missions, which shall have two, a Secretary of Home Missions and a Secretary of For- 
eign Missions. They shall assume the duties of office at the close of the session at which 
they are elected, and serve for a term of four years, and until their successors are elected 
and qualified. 

Article V. 

It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Convention 
or of its Executive Board ; to authenticate by his signature all orders on the Treasury 
and other official papers of the Convention ; to call meeting of the Executive Board 
when necessary ; and perform such other duties as are usually required of a presiding 

Article VI. 

In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall preside. In case of a 
vacancy in the office of President, the Vice-President shall become President for the un- 
expired term. 

Article VII. 

The Secretary shall record all proceedings of the Convention, and its Executive 



"Board ; he shall gather the statistics of the denomination, with all possible informa- 
tion regarding its various organizations and enterprises, and shall promote the interests 
of the Churches and Conferences in every way ; he shall take one general collection each 
year, to defray the expenses of the Convention, until these expenses are otherwise pro- 
vided for : he shall have printed for distribution at the Quadrennial sessions the re- 
ports of the Department Secretaries : and shall perform such other duties as may be de- 
volved upon him. 

Article VIII. 
The Convention shall include the following departments: Missions, Education, Pub- 
lishing, Sxmday-school, Christian Endeavor, and Finance, with the Societies and Organ- 
izations auxiliary to the Convention or its departments. Each department shall have 
a secretary, except the Department of Missions, which shall haye two, a Secretary of 
Home Missions and a Secretary of Foreign Missions. These Secretaries shall have 
•supervision of their respective departments, subject to the direction of the Executive 
Board hereinafter named. It shall be the duty of each department and Auxiliary to 
report annually to the Executive Board through the Secretary of the Convention, to 
furnish information in addition to such annual report when called upon, and to forward 
to the Convention Secretary at least one mouth prior to each Quadrennial Session, re- 
ports for the Quadrennium. 

Article IX. 

The Executive Board shall consist of the President, the Vice-President, and the 
«ight Secretaries above named, whose duties it shall be to carry out any measure 
udopted by the Convention or necessary to promote its objects. It shall hold meetings 
iinnually. or oftener at the call of the President or of any three members of the Board. 
It shall require that bonds be given' by all officers handling money for the Conven- 
tion or its departments. The members of the Board shall constitute the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Convention, to exercise, conduct and control the corporate powers, business 
and property of the Convention. The Executive Board shall have power to fill any 
vacancy in its own number, except in case of a member ox-officio. and any 
vacancy in a Department Board not otherwise provided for. and may declare a vacancy 
in the same offices for cause, subject to an appeal to the Convention at the next meeting 
thereafter. The Board shall rejiort all its actions to the Convention, with such recom- 
mendations as it shall desire. 

Article X. 
The Convention shall elect seven persons, who shall, with the secretaries of the 
Mission Department, constitute a Board of Directors of Missions. The Board shall 
elect a President, a Recording Secretary and a Treasurer, and such other officers 
as its work may demand. It shall fill all vacancies that may occur in its numbers, except 
in case of the member ex-officio, and may declare vacancies in such positions for 
■cause, subject to an appeal to the Executive Board of the Convention. It shall have the 
J general management of the Mission Department, including the issue of calls for col- 
lections under the direction of the Convention or its Executive Board, and the collection, 
appropriation and disbursement of mission funds. 

Article XI. 
The Convention shall elect not more than four persons, who shall constitute, with 
the Secretary of the Department of Education, and Educational Board, the Secretarv of 


the Educational Department being President ex-officio. It sliall act as a Board of Con- 
trol for the Correspondence College. It shall take one general collection each year for 
educational purposes, under the direction of the Executive Board of the Convention. 
It shall take measures to promote the establishment of courses of study by the Con- 
ferences, provide aid for students for the ministry, and in all possible ways promote 
educational interests. It shall have power to fill all vacancies except in case of the 
member ex-officio, and declare vacancies in such positions subject to an appeal to 
the Executive Board. 

Article XII. 
The Convention shall elect one or more persons who, with the Secretary of the Sunday- 
school Department and the Editor of the Sunday-school Literature, shall constitute a 
Sunday-school Board. The Secretary of the Department shall be the President of the 
Board. Its duty shall be to devise means to promote the interests of Sunday-schools, to 
gather statistics, disseminate information, and aid in the adoption of the best methods of 
Sunday-school work and Bible study. 

Article XIII. 

The President of the Christian Publishing Association shall be ex-officio the Sec- 
retary of the Publishing Department. 

Article XIV. 
The Secretary of Finance shall keep and invest the funds of the Convention, subject 
to be drawn only in accordance with a vote of the Convention or of its Executive Board. 
He shall give bonds to the acceptance of the Board. All funds from whatever source 
shall be paid out under the direction of the Board, unless the objects of the donation 
be designated by the donor. 

Article XV. 
The sessions, of this Convention shall be held quadrennially. Special sessions may 
be held at the call of the Executive Board. 

Article XVI. 
The Convention shall elect five persons who shall constitute the Board of Control 
of Franklinton College. 

Article XVII. 
This Constitution may be amended at any session of the Convention by a two-thirds 
vote, providing the proposed amendment shall have been published in the denominational 
papers for three months, or by a three-fourths vote of the Convention. 



Minutes of the American Christian Convention 

OCTOBER 20-27, 191 

Troy, Ohio, October 20, 1910. 

The American Christian Convention met in the First Christian Churchy 
Troy, Ohio, October 20, 1910, and was called to order by the President, Rev. 
Wilson D. Samuel, D. D., at 10 a. m. 

The congregation sang, "I'm here on business for my King," and the 
Rev. A. W, Lightbourne, D. D., of Delaware, led the opening prayer. 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., of Ohio, moved the adoption of the program as 
provided and presented by the Executive Board of the Convention. Motion 

Moved by Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., of North Carolina, that all who desire 
to be in the Convention picture be requested to meet at the Court House steps 
at 1 : 00 p. m. to-day. Motion carried. 

The President then introduced the Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., of Virginia, 
who in the absence of Rev. J. 0. Atkinson, D. D., of North Carolina, had been 
chosen to preach the Convention sermon. 

After a song by the congregation. Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., of Indiana, 
offered prayer and Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., of New York, read the 
scriptures from the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles. 

Rev. Dr. Staley then preached the Convention sermon, choosing as his text 
the fourth verse of the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles and dis- 
cussed the three essentials of a successful revival. (See sermon on page 34.) 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of Ohio, and Rev, D. A. Long, D. D., of North 
Carolina, conducted the communion service, the emblems being passed by 
Rev. C. B. Kershner, Rev. E. A. Watkins, Rev. W. H. Denison, Rev. Fred 
Cooper, Rev, W. J. Young, and Rev. R. "VV. Page. 

During the passing of the emblems the congregation sang, "My faith 
looks up to Thee" and "There is a fountain filled with blood." 

The closing song was "Blest be the tie that binds" and the benediction 
was pronounced by Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., of Ohio. 

Officers of the American Christian Convention 

Rev. AV. D. Saiiinel, !>. D„ I'iesfjlent Rev. 1.. VA . PhillipN, Vioe-President 

Rev. J. F. Burnett, Secretary ^ Rev. John Blood, Sec'y of Finance 


Troy, Ohio, October 20, I9I0. 

The Convention was called to order at 1 : 45 p. m. by the President and 
the Rev. 0. B. Whitaker, D. D., of Indiana, led in prayer. 

Rev. A. M. Addington, of Indiana, offered the following motion, which 
was adopted : 

"Moved, That a Committee be appointed to pi'ovide for any vacancies that may 
occur in the program, or for any changes that may he necessary to facilitate the business 
of the Convention, the same to report from time to time as needed." 

The President imnlediately announced the committee. 

Rev. J. E. Etter, pastor of the First Christian Church of Troy, Ohio, 
brought to the Convention a very warm welcome in a well prepared address 
to which the Rev. Lewis W. Phillips, of New Hampshire, Vice-President of the 
Convention, made response in his usual happy and impressive style. 

The Vice-President was called to the Chair and presided while the Presi- 
dent of the Convention delivered his quadrennial message. 

Moved by Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., that the address be referred to a com- 
mittee instructed to distribute the address to the several committees to which 
its parts would fall. Motion carried. 

A very beautiful boquet of flowers was presented to Dr. Samuel by mem- 
bers of the First Christian Church, Troy, Ohio. 

The committee appointed to fill vacancies on program submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was adopted by the Convention : 

"Your committee to All vacancies on program recommends that the Sunday-schoot 
program of this evening be transposed with the Christian Endeavor program for to-mor- 
row evening and that in place of the scheduled Christian Endeavor address the following^ 
brethren be asked to make short addresses : Revs. William Flammer, E. A. Watkins, C. 
B. Kershner." 

The Committee on the Roll submitted partial reports through its chair- 
man. Rev. G. D. Lawrence, of Illinois. Upon motion of Rev. D. A. Long the 
partial report was adopted. 

The Committee on the Roll offered the following resolution, which, uponj 
motion of Rev. W. P. Fletcher, of Ontario, was adopted: 

"Your Committee on Credentials recommends the admission of the Wyoming Christian 
Conference to membership in this Convention, and that Rev. J. R. Cortner be seated as 
a delegate therefrom." 

The Secretary of the Convention submitted his report. 

Moved by Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, that the recommendations; 
contained in the report be referred to the commissions on Finance and De- 
nominational Organization, and that the body of the report be adopted by the- 
Convention. Motion carried. 

Rev. John Blood, of New Jersey, Secretary for the Department of Financcj. 



submitted the Department report, which was upon motion of Dr. D. A. Long 
referred to the Auditing Committee. 

Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, Secretary for the Department of Pub- 
lishing, submitted the report for the Department. 

Moved by Dr. D. A. Long that the report take the usual course. Motion 

Moved by J. F. Burnett that Rev. E. K. iMcCJord, Missionary to Japan and 
home on furlough, be accorded all the rights and privileges of the Convention 
excepting those belonging to a delegate. Motion carried. 

The Convention then adjourned until the hour set on the program for 
the evening session. 

Benediction by Rev. S. L. Baugher, of Pennsylvania. 

Troy, Ohio, October 20, 1910. 

The Convention Avas called to order at 7 : 30 by the President and the Rev. 
"W. H. Sando, of Ohio, led in prayer. 

An offering was taken for the Convention. Amount $38.70. 

Rev. Fred Cooper, of Missouri, read the report of the Commission on 
Christian Endeavor. 

Moved by Hon. 0. W. Whitelock that the report of the Commission be 
adopted. Motion to adopt pending, the Convention was addressed by Rev. 
William Flammer, of Wyoming, upon "The Why of Christian Endeavor," and 
by. Rev. E. A. Watkins, of Ohio, upon "The What of Christian Endeavor," 
and by Rev. C. B. Kershner, of Indiana, upon "The How of Christian 

W. T. AYalters, of Virginia, moved that the motion to adopt be amended 
by referring the last clause of the report to the Committee on Finance. 

Dr. Powers, of Ohio, moved a substitution for the motion and amendment 
that the report of the Commission be referred to the Committee on Christian 
Endeavor. Motion carried. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by the Rev. William 

Troy, Ohio, October 21, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 1 : 45 p. m. with President Samuel 
in chair, the forenoon having been occupied by the Christian Publishing 

Rev. Z. A. Poste, of Pennsylvania, led in prayer. 



J. F. Burnett, of Ohio, moved that the following named brethren be the 
Committee on Nomination. ^lotion carried. 

P. W. McReynolds, iMichigan ; A. S. Lynn, Iowa; J. K. Cortner, Wyoming; 
R. H. Gott, Indiana ; G. B. Cain, Ohio ; A. M. Kerr, Ohio ; L. AV. Phillips, New 
Hampshire; W. 0. Hornbaker, Illinois; G. D. Lawrence, Illinois; A. H. Bennett, 
Illinois ; A. L. AVingate, Illinois ; Rev. Lightbourne, Delaware ; AV. AV. Staley, 
A^irginia ; P^. E. Gaige, New York ; AV. P. Fletcher, Ontario ; P. H. Fleming, 
North Carolina ; Fred Cooper, Missouri; E. L. Goodwin, Alassachusetts; John 
Blood, New Jersey. 

Rev. Omer S. Thomas, of Ohio, moved : 

"That the printed reports of the several Conuuissioiis lie iilacecl in the hands of the 
nicmliers of the Convention at once." Motion carried. 

The Committee on the Roll submitted additional partial report. 

Moved by Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., of North Carolina, that the report be 
adopted as read. 

Aloved by Rev. E. A. Devore, D. I)., of Indiana, that that part of the report 
of the committee referring to the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference Incor- 
porated be referred to a special committee. Motion lost. 

The original motion w^as carried. 

The President announced various committees. 

Rev. 0. AV. Powers. D. D., of Ohio, offered the following resolution : 

''Resolved. That a Special Pomniittee on Home Missions be created." Motion 

J. S. Frost, of New York, submitted the report of the Aged Alinisters' 
Home, located at Lakemont, New York. 

Rev. J. G. Bishop, of Ohio, moved the adoption of the report. Alotion 

Rev. A. C. Youmans, Secretary for the Department of Christian Endeavor, 
submitted the report of the Department by mail, which was referred to the 
Committee on Christian Endeavor without reading. 

Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D., of Ohio, moved that the report of the Department 
of Education and the report of the commission on Education exchange places 
on the program. Motion carried. 

The Rev. Air. Coffin then read the report of the Commission on Education 
whicli was referred to the C'ommittee on Education. 

Rev. AI. T. Alorrill, D. D., of Ohio, Secretary for the Department of For- 
eign Alissions, submitted the report for the Department of Foreign Missions. 
Report referred to the Committee on Foreign Missions. 

The President announced the Committee on Home Missions. 

Rev. 0. AV. Powers, D. D., of Ohio, Secretary for the Department of Home 


Missions, submitted the report for the department of Home Missions.- Said- 
report was referred to the Committee on Home Missions. 

Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., of Indiana, moved that the report of the Com- 
mission on Missions be made a special order for the present hour and that the 
o'ommittee on Missions report on Monday at the time set by the program for 
the report of the Commission on Missions. Motion carried. 

Rev. W. H. Denison, Chairman of the Commission on Missions, then read 
the report of the Commission, which was referred to the Committee on Missions, 
and the Committee on Home Missions. 

The report of Franklinton C'ollege was made special order for 9 : 00 a. m. 

Rev. James L. P^oster, of N. C, Superintendent of the Christian Orphan- 
age at Elon, N. C, was introduced and heartily welcomed. 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. A. W. Lightbourne^ 
of Delaware. 

Troy, Ohio, October 21, 1910. 

The President called the Convention to order at 7 : 30 p. m. and Rev. John: 
S. Halfaker, of Ohio, read the Scriptures. 

Rollin A. Plunkett J of Indiana, offered prayer. 

Rev. T. S. Weeks, D. D., Secretary for the Department of Sunday-schools^ 
submitted the report of the Department by mail and the same was read by the- 
Rev. John S. Halfaker. 

The report was referred to the Committee on Sunday-schools. 

Rev. Joseph Clark, D. D., Secretary of the Ohio State Sunday-school 
Association and a member of the International Sunday-school Association, 
addressed the Convention upon the subject of the "Soul Winner's Equipment."" 

Moved by Rev. Dr. Flammer that the Convention immediately adjourn 
until the hour for meeting set for Saturday morning. Motion carried and Dr. 
Clark pronounced the benediction. 

Troy, Ohio, October 22, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 8 : 45 with President Samuel in 
chair. The opening had been preceded by an ordination service in which 
the Rev. Mr. Jay of the Rays Hill and Southern Pennsylvania Conference was 
consecrated to the Gospel ministry. 

Rev. Dr. Clark addressed the Convention. Subject, "The Yision of the 
Kingdom Movements." 


The Convention tendered to Dr. Clark a vote of thanks. 
Rev. W. H. Sando, of Ohio, offered the follow^ing resolution : 

"Resolved. That a depai-tment of music he created to supervise and encourage any 
talent that may he found within our Zion. 

Also that said department look after the music at all Conventions and Associations 
coming within the province of the American Christian Convention." 

wliich upon motion was adopted and the committee appointed. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of Ohio, the Convention's Messenger to the 
American Unitarian Association reported concerning' his attending the Asso- 

Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., LL. D., of Ohio, reported for the delegates of the 
Convention to the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America held 
m the city of Philadelphia, 1908. 

He also reported as the Convention jMessenger to the (-ongress of Religious 
Liberals held in Boston, ^lass., T". S. A., in 1907. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of Ohio, the Convention's Fraternal Mes- 
senger to the Congress of Religious Liberals held in Berlin, Germany in 1910, 
made report and offered the following resolution which was adopted : 

"That a committee lie appointed to i)repare resolutions of ajipreciation of the courte- 
sies extended to your Fraternal Messenger the Unitarians of Hungary of invitations to 
them to send a fraternal messenger to your next "Quadrennial" Convention and such 
other resolutiftiis as your wisdom may suggest." 

The report of Franklinton College was by motion made special order for 
10 : 30 and Rev. John Blood had charge. He presented the following named 
brethren who had attended school at Franklinton, who sang for the Conven- 
tion one or two plantation songs : Revs. J. A. Alexander, Raleigh, N. C. : A. J. 
Hollowa}', Henderson, N. C. ; J. C. Core, Graham, N. C, and S. A. Howell, 
Newport New^s, Va. 

Rev. N. Del McReynolds, Ex-President of Franklinton College, made a 
few brief remarks and introduced Rev. Charles ('ore, of North Carolina, a 
graduate of B^anklinton and President of Lincoln Christian Conference. 

Rev. Thomas Holmes, D. D., LL. D., of Michigan, made some remarks, 
after which Rev. John Blood read the report of the school. 

L'pon motion of Rev. AY. P. Fletcher, of Ontario, the report was referred 
to the Committee on Education. 

Rev. J. E. Etter, pastor of the church, read the announcement for the 
Sunday services. 

Time of the program changed for Sunday evening from 7 : 30 to 7 : 00 

Rev. W. D. Samuel, President of the Convention, was excused from 
official attendance and services until Monday morning. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Dr. Staley. 



Troy, Ohio, October 22, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 7 : 00 o 'clock by Rev. L. W. Phillips, 
of New Hampshire, Vice-President of the Convention, and Rev. N. Del McRey- 
nolds, of Ohio, led in prayer. 

A communication from the Japan Mission was read by the Secretary and 
referred to the Committee on Missions. 

A communication from the Executive Board of the Erie Christian Confer- 
ence was read and referred to the Committee on Sunday-schools. 

A communication from R. L. Rayburn, of Turon, Kansas, was referred to 
the Committee on Home Missions without reading to the Convention. 

The report of the Department of Education was submitted through the 
Secretary of the Convention and referred to the Committee on Education 
without reading to the Convention. 

Moved by J. F. Burnett that we hear at this hour the report of the Com- 
mission on Sunday-schools. The motion carried and Rollin A. Plunkett, of 
Indiana, chairman of the Commission, read the report. 

The report was referred to the Commission on Sunday-schools. 

Mrs. Alice M. Burnett, Corresponding Secretary for the Woman's Board 
for Home Missions, read the report of the Board. Report referred to Com- 
mittee on Missions. 

In the absence of Miss Annie Libby, Corresponding "Secretary for the 
Woman's Board for Foreign Missions, Mrs. E. L. Goodwin, of Massachusetts, 
read the report of the Board, which was referred to the Committee on Missions. 

Mrs. Emma S. Powers, of Ohio, read the report of the Department of 
Superintendents. The report was referred to the Committee on Missions. 

Rev. E. K. McCord, Missionary to Japan, home on furlough, addressed 
the Convention upon what had been accomplished in Japan. 

Rev. D. A. Long offered a resolution of thanks to the people of Troy, 
which was referred to the Committee on Resolutions. 

Rollin A. Plunkett, of Indiana, moved that the report of the Committee on 
Sunday-schools be made special order for 4 : 00 p. m. Monday. Motion carried. 

Rev. Austin H. Bennett was excused from serving on the Committee on 
Home Missions and Rev. John Baughman, of Illinois, was appointed in his 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Rev. J. G. Bishop, 
D. D. 

Troy, Ohio, October 23, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 3:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon 
by the Secretary, who explained that the proceedings of the afternoon and 



evening were to be the proceedings of the American Christian Convention and 
after an organ voluntary the Rev. D. M. Helfenstein, D. D., of Iowa, would 
have entire charge of the afternoon session. 

Rev. E. A. DeVore, D. D., of Indiana, read the Scripture lesson. 

Dr. Helfenstein requested all the ministers present, above eighty years 
of age to stand at his right and all the ministers under twenty-five to stand 
at his left, explaining that he wanted the aged ministers to pray for the com- 
forting influence of God's grace upon the broken hearts of the bereaved, and 
the young ministers to pray for grace and strength to guide them in their 
services through the future. 

Rev. Thomas Holmes, D. D., LL. D., Rev. H. L. Griffith, Rev. J. B. Weston, 
D. D., LL. D., Rev. David Millard, D. D., stood at his right and Rev. Ernest D. 
Gilbert, Rev. G. W. Kershner and Rev. H. M. Hainer stood at his left. 

Rev. Holmes, "Weston and Smith led in prayer, after which the congrega- 
tion sang, * ' The Fair City. ' ' 

Rev. Dr. Helfenstein gave the Memorial address. 

Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., of Virginia, spoke in memoj'y of the deceased 
ministers of the Southern Christian Convention. 

Professor J. N. Dales, of Ontario, spoke in memory of the deceased minis- 
ters of Canada, reminding the Convention that Canada was the first country 
where the Christian Church did Foreign Mission work. 

Other brethren spoke in a special way in memory of the departed, men- 
tioning Revs. Garbut, Bagley, McWhinney, Hathaway, Watson, Hurd, Phillips, 
Hagans and others. 

The services closed with one verse of "God be with you till we meet 
again," and benediction by Rev. H. L. Griffith. 

A Memorial service was held at Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Ohio, in honor 
of Rev. J. P. Watson, D. D., and other deceased ministers who sleep there as 
follows : Revs. Peter McCullough, H. Y. Rush, Peter Banta, C. C. Phillips, and 
A. L. McWhinney, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. 

Troy, Ohio, October 23, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 7 : 00 p. m. by the Secretary who 
introduced Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., Secretary for the Department of Foreign 
Missions, who presided during the session. 

After a song service conducted by Rev. Pressley Zartmann, of Ohio, Rev. 
G. W. Morrow, of Michigan, read the Scriptures and Rev. J. A. Stover, of 
Iowa, offered prayer. 



The following resolution was read : 

"Resolved, That thfe First Presbyterian Sunday-school herewith extend greeting and 
welcome to the American Christian Convention, and wish and pray for them the fullest 
blessing in their gathering in our city." 

W. H. COLES. Superintendent. 
H. T. MITCHELL, Secretary. 

Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., of North Carolina, offered a resolution expressing 
the appreciation and thanks of the C^onvention for the kindly treatment and 
appreciation indicated by the resolution above reported. The resolution 
was adopted. 

Mr. P. T. Rathbun, of Springfield, Ohio, discussed "Men and Missions." 

Rev. J. Pressley Barrett, D. D., Editor Herald of Gospel Liberty, discussed 
"Facing the Issue. The Gospel for the Whole World, as Seen From the World 
Missionary Conference, Edinburgh, 1910." 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. A. D. Woodworth, 
D. D., of Japan. 

Troy, Ohio, October 24, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order by President Samuel at 8 : 55 a. m. and 
the Rev. W. A. Warner, of Ohio, led in prayer. 

Rev. A. A. Challenger, of the A. M. E. Church, of Troy, was introduced 
and welcomed. 

The proceedings of the Convention were read and approved including the 
Sabbath afternoon and evening sessions. 

Rev. J. E. Etter moved that the record of the Memorial services held at 
the cemetery be made a part of the Convention proceedings. INIotion carried. 

The C^ominittee on Nomination submitted report through its Secretary 
Professor Fred Cooper, of Missouri. 

Hon. O. AV. Whitelock, President of the Christian Publishing Association, 
was called to the chair and jiresided during the disposal of the report and 
the election of officers. 

]\Ioved by Rev. John Halfaker, of Ohio, that the report be accepted. 
Motion carried. 

Moved by Rev. 0. W. Powers, of Ohio, that the clause referring to the 
Sunday-school Board be referred back to the committee. Motion carried, and 
the clause was so referred. 

The ballot of the Convention was taken which resulted in the election of 
all the nominees except those mentioned in the clause referred back to the 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence, of Illinois, moved that the report of the Commission 


on Denominational Organization be made special order for 2 : 30 this after- 
noon, and that the report of the Commission on Publishing be made special 
order for 3 : 00 this afternoon. Motion carried. 

The Convention then adjourned without benediction in order to give place 
to the Christian Publishing Association. 

Troy, Ohio, October 24, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order by the President at 1 : 45 p. m. and 
Rev. David Millard, D. D., of Michigan, led in prayer. 

Rev. G. W. Morrow, Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Mich- 
igan, was presented to the Convention. 

Rev. 0. W. Powers offered the following resolution : 

"Whereas, Four manuscripts have been prepared during the past quadrennium 
which are of great interest to our people, namely, 'Addresses of Austin Craig,' 'Ecclesias- 
tical Law,' by W. J. Warrener, 'History of the American Christian Convention,' by J. F. 
Burnett, and 'History of the Christians,' by M. T. Morrill. 

"Resolved, That a committee be appointed to examine or inquire concerning these 
manuscripts, and report upon the advisability of their immediate publication." 

Resolution adopted. 

Rev. John McCalman, D. D., of New York, moved that the report of the 
Committee on Missions be made special order for Tuesday to follow imme- 
diately upon the election of the Christian Publishing Association officers. 

The special committee on Home Missions submitted its report through its 
Secretary, Rev. Clarence Defur, of Indiana. 

Moved by Rev. G. A. Conibear, of Ohio, that the report be approved and 
adopted by the Convention. Motion pending. Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of 
Ohio, offered the following resolution : 

"That the Mission Board be directed to keep Home Mission funds entirely distinct 
and separate from Foreign Mission funds, and that there be no lending from one fund to 

Moved by 0. W. Powers, D. D., of Ohio, that the resolution be referred to 
the Committee on Missions and the Special Committee on Home Missions. 

Rev. Omer S. Thomas, of Ohio, moved that the report of the Special Com- 
mittee on Home Missions be considered sere atem. Motion carried. 

During the reading of the report item by item. Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., of 
North Carolina, moved that the entire report be referred to the Committee on 
Organization. Motion carried. 

Moved by E. L. Moffitt, LL. D., of North Carolina, that the report of the 


Commission on Organization be referred to the Committee on Organization 
and the Committee on Pul)]ishing. Motion carried. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., moved that the report of the Commission 
on Publishing be referred to tlie Committee on Organization and Publishing. 
]\Iotion carried. 

The Committee on Sunday-schools submitted the report through its 
chairman, Rollin A. Plunkett, of Indiana. A motion to adopt the report was 

Moved by Rev. R. H. Gott that Rev. W. T. Walters be given fifteen min- 
utes beginning at 7 : 15 this evening, in which to secure cash and pledges for 
his work at Winchester, Virginia. Carried. 

Moved to adjourn. Carried. 

Benediction by Rev. J. E. Etter. 

Troy, Ohio, October 24, 1910. 

The Convention met at 7 : 80 p. m. with President Samuel in the chair. 

Rev. W. G. Kershner, of Ohio, led in prayer. ^ 

The committee authorized to examine certain manuscripts and report 
upon the advisability of immediately publishing the books, was announced by 
the President. 

Rev. A. D. Woodworth, D. D., Missionary to Japan, home on furlough, 
addressed the Convention. Subject, "Forward in Japan." 

Rev. T. E. White, Missionary to Porto Rico, home on furlough, addressed 
the Convention. Subject, "Forward in Porto Rico." 

The President announced that the addresses would be referred to the 
Committee on Missions. 

Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D., of Dover, Delaware, addressed the Con- 
vention upon the subject of Missions in general and an offering was taken for 
Missions the same to apply on the present deficit of the Mission Board amount- 
ing in all to $5,350.25. 

The Convention adjourned by singing, "God be with you till we meet 
again, ' ' leaving the building while singing. 

Troy, Ohio, October 25, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 8 : 50 a. m. by Rev. W^. D. Samuel, 
D. D., President, and Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., of New York, led in 



The minutes of preceding sessions Avere read and adopted after whicli 
the Convention adjourned to give place to the Christian Publishing Association. 

The Convention was recalled at 11 : 00 a. m. with President Samuel in 
the chair. 

Rev. AY. P. Fletcher, of Ontario, offered a resolution witli reference to the 
appointment of commissions which was referred to the Committee on Reso- 

Committee on Missions submitted its report through its Secretary, Rev. 
E. K. McCord. 

Moved by S. L. Baugher, of Pennsylvania, that the report be adopted. 
Motion carried. 

J. F. Burnett offered the following resolution: 

"Resolved, That the Secretary of the American Christian Convention be authorized 
to furnish the Editor of the Christian Annual for 1911 a record of the entire proceedings 
of this session, the same to he inserted in the Christian Annual for year 1911, and that 
we ask that the Annual for that year be named the 'Quadrennial Book.' " Resolution 

The Committee on Temperance and Moral Reform submitted Section 1 of 
its report, the same being read by Rey. Edwin Morrell, D. D., of Ohio. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Rev. Silas Mosteller. 

Troy, Ohio. October 25. IfUO. 

The Convention opened at 1 : 45 p. m. with President in chair. 

Prayer by Rev. J. A. Stover, of Iowa. 

J. F. Burnett offered the following resolution : 

"Resolved, That this Convention send expressions of love and appreciation to the 
oldest living Ex-President of the Convention, the Rev. I. H. Coe of Massachusetts, and 
that Drs. Holmes, Weston and Millard be a committee to convey such expressions." 

Motion carried. 

Rev. J. G. Bishop, D. D., of Ohio, moved that the remainder of the report 
and the discussion thereon of the Committee on Moral Reform be deferred 
until Wednesday morning and that it be made a special order immediately 
upon the opening. Motion carried. 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence, of Illinois, chairman of the Committee on the Roll, 
submitted final report on the roll and moved that the report as submitted be 
the roll of membership of the Convention. Motion carried. 

The Rev. L. W. Phillips, of New Hampshire, chairman of the Commission 
on Finance, read the report of the Commission. 

Moved by Rev. W. P. Fletcher, of Ontario, that the report be referred to 
the Committee on Finance and Organization. Motion carried. 


Rev. L. W. Phillips presided during the report and discussion of the 
Committee on Education. 

E. L. Moffitt, LL. D., of North Carolina, read the report of the Committee 
on Education. 

Moved by Rev. Clarence Defur, of Indiana, that the report be adopted. 
Motion carried. 

Rev. F. E. Gaige, of New York, offered the following resolution and moved 
its adoption. 

"Resolved, That a vote of thanks of our sincere appreciation be extended to Rev. J. 
P. Barrett, D. D., for his efficient editorship of the Herald of Gospel Liherty during the 
past quadrennium." 

Adopted. • ^ 

The Committee on INlissions submitted a further report through its Secre- 
tary, Rev. E. K. McCord, which was, upon motion of Dr. Bishop, considered 
item by item and adopted, excepting the item referring to a monthly mission- 
ary^ number of the Herald which was by vote of the Convention referred back 
to the committee. 

Rev. 0. W. Powers, D. D., of Ohio, offered the following resolution : 

"Resolved, That the Committee on Missions be directed to prepare an appeal to the 
Conferences and churches from the Convention in behalf of the financial movement so 
splendidly begun here, with a definite method of approach and action to the end that we 
may reach the sum of ten thousand dollars before February 1, 1911." 

which was adopted and referred to the Committee on Missions. 

The President announced the standing committee on Laymen's Missionary 

The Committee on Christian Endeavor submitted its report through Rev. 
G. A. McDaniel, of Ohio, who read in connection with the report, the report of 
the Department of Christian Endeavor Secretary. 

A motion to adopt was carried. 

Rev. E. S. Ferguson, pastor of the local M. E. Church, was introduced and 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, of Ohio, read the report of the joint meeting of 
the committees on Organization and Publishing. 

Moved by J. J. Summerbell that said report lie upon the table. Motion 

Moved by Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, that the report submitted 
by Dr. Summerbell be made special order for 9 : 00 o 'clock Wednesday morn- 
ing. Motion carried. 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. John A. Barney. 



Troy, Ohio, October 25, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 7 : 30 p. m. by the President. 

Rev. Milo T. Morrill, D. D., of Ohio, led in prayer. 

A special program of music was given by the church choir. 

Rev. W. H. Denison, D. D., of Ohio, addressed the Convention. Subject, 
"The Laymen's Missionary Movement." 

Rev. Wm. Flammer, President of Jireh College, Wyoming, addressed the 
Convention. Subject, "Jireh College and its prospects." 

The Convention was addressed by the Rev. N. Del McReynolds, of Ohio, 
ex-president of Franklinton College, North Carolina. Subject, "Our Freed- 
men's Schools." 

The Convention was addressed by Rev. Ercy C. Kerr, of Iowa, President 
of Palmer College. Subject, "Efficient Co-operation Among Our Schools." 

At this juncture the President retired and Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indi- 
ana, presided during the remainder of the session. 

Rev. Edwin Morrell, D. D., of Ohio, Professor of Sociology in Defiance 
College, addressed the Convention. Subject, "Requirements for an Educated 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. John Blood. 

Troy, Ohio, October 26, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 9 : 00 o'clock a. m. by the President 
and prayer was offered by Rev. R. W. Page, of Indiana. 

Minutes read and approved. 

Rev. C. H. McDonald, local pastor of the M. E. Church (colored) was 
introduced and welcomed. 

Moved by Hon. 0. AV. Whitelock that the special order set for 9 : 00 a. m. 
be taken at 10: 00 o'clock to-day. Motion carried. 

Moved by Rev. John Blood, of New Jersey, that speeclies in discussion be 
limited to five minutes. Motion carried. 

The report of the Committee on Moral Reform was taken up and Section 2 
of the report was read by Rev. Albert Godley, of Indiana. 

Moved by 0. AV. AVhitelock to refer this section to the Committee on Moral 
Reform and the Committee on Resolutions. Motion carried. 

Section 3 of the report on Moral Reform was read by Rev. G. R. Ham- 
mond, of Indiana, chairman of the committee, and referred with the other sec- 
tions to the Committee on Moral Reform. 

The Committee on Missions submitted further report by Rev. Mr. McCord. 

A motion to adopt carried. 



Rev. L. W. Phillips, Vice-President of the Convention, was called to pre- 
side and Rev. Dr. Samuel offered the following resolution : 

^ "That the Convention instruct the Mission Board that no more debt shall be 
created and that we come up to the next quadrennial free from debt." 

Hon. 0. W. Whitelock called. for the order of the day, which carried the 
resolution to the table. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of Ohio, reread the report of the joint session 
of the Comraittee on Organization and Sunday-school which was considered 
item by item. 

Moved by 0. W. AVhitelock that the report be adopted. Motion carried, 

Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh, of Ohio, offered the following motion : 

"That the matter of nominating a committee of seven, as provided in the report just 
read and adopted, be referred to the committee of nineteen." 

Motion carried. 

Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, moved that the report of the joint 
session of the committee on Organization and Sunday-schools and the action 
of the Convention thereon be certified over to the Christian Publishing Asso- 
ciation. Carried. 

Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., was excused from official attendance. 

The resolution offered by Dr. Samuel was taken from the table, and upon 
motion of 0. "W. Powers was referred to the Committee on Missions. 

Rev. M. L. Everett, of Iowa, offered the following resolution which was upon 
vote of the Convention, referred to the Board on Organization as recommended 
by the report of the joint session of the Committee on Organization and Sun- 

"Id vievp of the great need of help in building homes for our newly organized 
churches and as there is no fund that is able to help in this necessary work, 

Resolved, That this Convention appoint a Commission to look into plans now in 
use in other denominations for church extension and if they deem best report a feasible 
plan for adopting to the Mission Board and the Executive Board of the American Chris- 
tian Convention." 

Rev. 0. AV. Powers, D. D., offered the following resolution : 

"Resolved, That Article XII of the Constitution be amended by striking out the 
words 'One Person' and inserting the words 'One or more persons' after the words 
'shall elect.' " 

There being no objection to the contemplated change the motion was con 
sidered in order, and the resolution was adopted. 

Rev. J. L. Foster, of North Carolina, was given time to present the char- 
acter and interests of the Christian Orphanage at Elon College, North Carolina. 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Rev. D. M. Helfenstein. 



Troy, Ohio, October 26, 1910. 

The Convention met upon the adjournment of the Christian Publishins; 
Association at 3 : 00 o 'clock p. m. with President Samuel in chair. 

The Committee on Missions reported items in lieu of the resolution offered 
by Rev. W. D. Samuel and referred by the Convention to the committee. 

The items were amended and adopted. 

The following request was read : 

"The trustees of the Christian Church at Weaubleau, Mo., request through their 
pastor, Fred Cooper, that the sum of about $420.00, which was derived from the sale of 
a church near Weaubleau, Mo., which church had been deeded to the American Christian 
Convention, be ^iven to the church at Weaubleau for use in the erection of the new 
church at Weaubleau." 

Moved by John S. Halfaker, of Ohio, that the request be granted. Motion 

Rev. I. L. Peck, of New York, requested leave of absence, which was 

Moved by J. F. Burnett that fifteen minutes be given to Rev. W. T. Wal- 
ters immediately upon the opening of the Convention this evening. Motion 

Moved by J. F. Burnett that the consideration of Franklinton College be 
made a special order for this evening following immediately upon the close of 
the discussion upon the report of the Commission on Interdenominational Re- 
lations and that Rev. John Blood be instructed to bring in something for the 
Convention's consideration. Motion carried. 

Moved by Rev. Edwin Morrell, D. D., of Ohio, that Rev. John Blood be 
instructed to raise $10,000 for Franklinton College under the direction of the 
Missioii Board. 

Moved by 0. W. Powers, of Ohio, that the motion be referred to the Rev. 
John Blood. Motion carried. 

Rev. E. A. DeVore, D. D., of Indiana, offered the following resolution, 

which was referred to the Committee on jNIoral Reform. 

"Resolved, That we commend a wide-spread organization of 'The Civic League,' 
which, while recognizing the distinct separation of church and state, proposes to bring 
together the good citizenship of localities and states for the defense of public morals, 
for law enforcement and for education and agitation on all lines of reform work." 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Rev. E. D. Hammond. 

Troy, Ohio, October 26, 1910. 

The Convention opened at 7 : 30 with a song service conducted by Rev. 
Pressley E. Zartmann, of Ohio. 

A solo by Rev. F. E. Gaige, of New York. 



An organ voluntary and a selection by the choir. 

Rev. W. T. Walters, of Virginia, addressed the Convention in the interest 
of his mission work in Winchester, Virginia. 

Rev. Martyn Snmnierbell, D. D., of New York, chairman of the Commis- 
sion on Interdenominational Relations read the report of the Commission. 

Rev. 0. AV. Powers, of Ohio, moved its adoption. 

Rev. 0. B. Whitaker, D. D., of Indiana, moved to amend certain conclu- 

Moved by 0. W. Powers that the whole report with the proposed amend- 
ment be referred to the Committee on Interdenominational Relations. Mo- 
tion carried. 

Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., of Ohio, moved that as the plans of the Mission 
Board contemplated the return of Rev. E. K. McCord to Japan during the 
present year that the President of the Convention give to him in the name of 
the Convention its farewell blessing. Motion carried. 

The President expressed to Mr. McCord the good Avish and will of the 
Convention which was very kindly reciprocated by Mr. McCord. 

Rev. Edwin Morrell, D. D., of Ohio, read a resolution which had been sub- 
mitted by himself during the afternoon and referred to a committee of one by 
vote of the Convention. 

Motion to adopt carried. 

"Resolved, That this Convention heai'tily endorse the Board of Control of Frank- 
linton Christian College in their efforts to secure .$10,000 for the purpose of erecting a 
new building, also of securing educational training equipment and urge the brotherhood 
to help them in every wa.v jiossible in this work." 

Rev. John Blood, of New Jersey, and chairman of the Board of Control of 
Franklinton College, represented Franklinton. 

The following named brethren asked to be excused from further attend- 
ance and their requests were granted. 

Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, Rev. David Millard, Rev. Edwin Morrell. 

The President and Vice-President both intending to be absent from the 
Convention during its remaining sittings, Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh, of Ohio^ 
was elected President pro tem of the Convention. 

The Convention then adjourned with benediction by Rev. David Millard- 

Troy, Ohio, October 27, 1910. 

The Convention was called to order at 10:40 with Hon. A. iM. Heidel- 
baugh in the chair. 

The Christian Publishing Association had been in session up to this hour. 
The Committee on Nominations submitted its final report. 


Report considered item by item. 

The Convention ballot resulted in the electing of all the officers named. 

0. W. Powers offered the following resolution : 

"Resolved, That the action of the Convention directing the appointment of a Sunday- 
school Commission be rescinded, and that the duties of the Commission as defined in 
the Report of the Commission on Sunday-schools be entrusted to the Sunday-school 

Moved by Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, that it be adopted. Carried. 

The Committee on Moral Reform submitted its report through Rev. Hugh 
A. Smith, of Ohio. 

Motion to adopt carried. 

The Standing Committee on Social Betterment and Labor Reform sub- 
mitted its report through the Rev. J. A. Young, of Ohio. 

Moved by Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., of Ohio, that the report be referred 
to the ^Mission Board for its judgment and action. Motion carried. 

The Committee on Interdenominational Relations submitted report 
through its chairman. Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., of New York. Motion 
to adopt prevailed. 

The Committee on Resolutions submitted its report through its Secretary, 
Rev. John MacCalman, D. D., of New York. 

Moved by 0. W. Powers, of Ohio, that the report be adopted. Motion 

Rev. F. Ct. Coffin, D. D., of Ohio, offered the following resolution and 
moved its adoption. 

"That we commend to the Christian Publishing Association the consideration of tha 
advisability of publishing the reports of the various Commissions in pamphlet form to 
be distributed upon such basis as they may approve." 

Moved by Rev. N. Del jMcReynolds, of Ohio, that the motion be tabled. 
Motion carried. 

The Committee on Denominational Organization submitted a report 
through its Secretary, Rev. John S. Halfaker, of Ohio. 

IMoved by Hon. 0. W. Whitelock, of Indiana, that the report be considered 
item by item. 

A motion pending to amend the report the Convention adjourned to meet 
at 1 : 00 p. m. 

Troy, Ohio, October 27, 1910. 

The Convention met at 1 : 00 p. m. with Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh presiding 
Eev, F, G. Coffin, D. D., of Ohio, led in prayer. 


Moved by J. F. Burnett that the resolution that went to the table by ad- 
journment be taken therefrom. iMotion carried. 

By courtesy of the Convention the Committee on Resolutions offered addi- 
tional report. 

Report adopted. 

Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., of New York, offered the following reso- 
lution and moved its adoption. 

"'Resolved, That the Executive Coimnittee lie requested to arrange for reports of our 
proceedings of the next quadrenninm to Ite given to the Associated Press." 

Resolution adopted. 

Rev. E. A. Watkins, of Ohio, offered the following resolution and moved its 

"Resolved, That this Conveutiou approve of the Watson Memorial Enterprise and 
pledge our co-operation and support." 
Resolution adopted. 

Moved by J. P. Burnett that the following named persons constitute the 
Commission on Christian Endeavor : ^ 

Rev. E. A. Watkins, Rev. AV. J. Young, Mrs. C. M. Hagans, Rev. Harry 
Rowe, Rev. J. C. Button. 

Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., offered the following resolution and moved 
its adoption. 

"That the Mission Board be advised to keep all mission funds entirely distinct and 
separate, and that we also advise that there be no lending from one fund to another 
after October 1st, 1912." 

]\[oved by Rev. John MacCalman, D. D., of New York, that the resolution 
lie upon the table. Carried. 

Rev. 0. W. Powers, D. D., of Ohio, offered the following resolution and 
moved its adoption. 

"Resolved, That Article Seventeen of the Constitution be amended to read as follows, 
in accordance with the notice given in the Herald of Gospel Liberty, of June 30, 1910: 


"This Constitution may be amended at any session of the Convention by a two- 
thirds vote, providing the proposed amendment shall have been published in the denomi- 
national papers for three months, or by a three-fourths vote of the Convention." 


Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., of Virginia, chairman of the Committee on 
Memoirs of C. J. Jones, D. D., made report for the committee. Adopted. 

Rev. F. E. Gaige introduced to the Convention Mr. G. W. AYrightson, of 
Ravena, New York, who drove the engine that pulled the train which carried 
Abraham Lincoln on his way to his first inaugural and also the one which 
carried the remains of Abraham Lincoln a part of the way to its final resting 


Rev. M. T. Morrill, D. D., of Ohio, read the report of the joint session of 
the committees on Organization and Finance. 

Moved by Hon. 0. W. M^hiteloek that the report be considered item by 
item. Motion carried, and the report v^^as so considered. 

Moved by M. T. Morrill, D. D., that the report be adopted as a whole, 
^lotion carried. 

Rev. ]\I. T. Morrill, D. D., of Ohio, read the report of the Committee on. 
Finance. Moved to adopt. Motion carried. 

Rev. 0. W. Powers offered the following resolution and moved its adoption. 

"Resolved, That the Executive Board be directed to appoint Standing Committees 
on Evangelism, Moral Reform and Social Service, and that these committees devise plans 
for the promotion of these objects, and execute the same in connection with such depart- 
ment of the Convention vi'hose activities are related to such objects, under the general 
direction of the Executive Board. They shall, also arrange for co-operation with general 
movements in the interest of these objects, provided, that no expenditure shall be made 
from the Convention Treasury for work not previously approved by the Executive 


Alice M. Burnett, Corresponding Secretary for the AVoman's Board for 
Home and Foreign Missions, reported election of officers by the two boards 
which was upon motion adopted. 

Dr. Powers offered the following resolution and moved its adoption : 

"That the Secretary of the Convention and the Secretary of Foreign Missions be 
directed to prepare an address to the conferences and churches in behalf of the Movement 
to provide for the Foreign Mission deficit, the same to be sent out from the Mission 

Resolution adopted. 

Dr. Powers moved that all unfinished business be referred to the Execu- 
tive Board. Motion carried. 

All unread minutes were read and adopted and the Rev. Thomas Holmes, 
D. D., of Michigan, conducted the closing service. 

After singing "Life's Railway," Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., led in prayer 
and Dr. Holmes made an address. 

There were on the platform with Dr. Holmes during the closing session 
Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., LL. D., of Ohio ; Rev. John H. Barney, of Pennsyl- 
vania ; Rev. B. F. Chrisman, of Ohio, and John Wrightson, of New York. 

The final benediction was pronounced by Dr. Holmes. 



Three Essential Elements of Revival 


Acts 2:4 — "They were all filled uitli the Holy Spirii, and began to speak with other 
tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." 

1. Revivals usually originate iu low spiritual conditions. The crucifixion of Jesus 
had reduced believers to the lowest state of faith and zeal ; and it was during this period 
of depression that this Pentecostal revival was born. 

2. Commei'cial booms usually follow commercial panics. When values are de- 
pressed." and labor cries for work, and the hungry cry for bread, then the spirit of enter- 
prise is born and commercial interests move upward. The years that followed the Civil 
War and the depression of the nineties illustrate this fact in history. 

.3. Religious stagnation is the harbinger of spiritual activity. Note the sixteenth 
century reformation. When the day of Pentecost was fully come ; the fiftieth day after 
the sixteenth of Nisan — the day on which Jesus was crucified and (m the Passover — the 
fiftieth day after the lowest jioint in the history of rhristianity — this great revival was 

4. It was a typical revival, a model, one might say, for the church in all ages. The 
elements that entered into it may be reiiroduced and the results may be repi'oduced in 
the church of the twentieth century. And it may l)e assumed that nothing but a revival 
could have met the conditions at that time; and it may be inferred that a Great Revival 
is the only thing that can meet present-day spiritual necessity. The chui'ch has been 
carried away on a great educational (urrent and the heart has been neglected. A spir- 
itual revival of vast pro])or)ions would turn the current and unite the head and heart 
in a movement that would recover the chvuch from commercialism, materialism, skepti- 
cism, and ajiathy. All other Christian activities follow in the wake of a genuine spiritual 

What are the essential elements of a revival? 

T. 77//.S' Rcviral fttartcd in a Prniirr-iiicrtiiifi. 

1. There was concert in prayer — "all with one accord." "If two of yon shall agree 
on earth as touching anything that they shall ask. it shall be done for tlicni of my Father 
who is in heaven." Jesus had promised His disciples tlie Spirit and power, and j)ower 
was to be the result of the presence of the Holy Spirit. Their prayer was for the Holy 
Spirit The Church may differ on many things, but it can agree on i)rayer for the divine 

2. They were gathered together — "in one place." The Grecian phalanx was mighty 
because it tied soldiers together and made them march and fight as one man. Separate 
prayers cannot meet the demands of a great revival. "Forsake not the assembling of 
youi'selves together, as the manner of some is." Believers must meet and unite their 
desires and faith in concert to secure the presence of the Holy Spirit without whose 
presence and power real revival may not come. 

3. This i)ra.ver-meeting was protracted — "ten days." This triple alliance started the 
great revival in that "ui)per room." The average church thinks a good i)reacher and 
good singers ( an generate a revival ; but this revival started in a protracted prayer- 



meeting. They had ten times as much i)rayer as preadiing — ten days in prayer and one 
day for preaching. Many congregations object to long prayers, and the pulpit is almost 
afraid to pray. If a church or flic Church will meet and wait in concert of prayer till 
the promise is fulfilled, the first step in revival will have been taken. The Church has 
lost the si)irit and art of prayer. We have good preaching in the literary sense, and good 
singing in the artistic sense, but we are unwilling to really pray until we receive the Holy 
Spirit and power. 

II. Tfiix Great Rairnl Had the Real I'resence of the llohj Spirit. 

"They were all filled with tlie Holy Spirit," and the evidence of that experience is 
very strong. It was threefold. 

1. yoise — "Sound as of a rushing mighty wind."" It was as air in motion. Jesus 
had said to NMcodemus, "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou liearest the sound 
tliereof, Ijut canst not tell whence it cometh and whitlier it goeth ; so is every one that is 
born of the Spirit." Wind is a mighty force. A cyclone swejit over the city of St. 
Louis some years ago and wrought great disaster. There was a great steel bridge across 
the Mississippi Kiver which seemed too strong for wind to destroy. Its great slceleton 
of steel girders, beams, braces, rods, and liolts looked as if the wind might pass through 
them and the bridge might defy the st(U'm. But tliat wind caught up that giant of steel 
ami cruslied it into a mass of wreckage :ind ]iassed on singing its song of victory. No eye 
saw the wind, l)nt the sound could be heard. 

2. Lifiht — "Tongues like as of fire" sat upon each of tliem. It was a visible mani- 
festation of the divine presence. There was a visible manifestation of (Jod's presence at 
the dedication of Solomon's temple: "the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord." 
"The heavens declare the glory of (iod." and they do this liy shining orbs. This evidence 
was manifest to all and sat upon all. and it "filled all the house where they were sitting." 
And best of all this seems to have come in answer to their prayer and long waiting; not 
that they actually prayed ;ill of tlH> ten days, but that was their engagement for that period. 

:\. Feeiiiifi — "All filled with the Holy Siiirit." Such an experience could not be 
void of feeling. In fact, the feeling was the evidence within of the divine presence. Now 
this numifestation. of the divine iiresence was i)roved to three hmnan senses and these 
are the learning senses : hearing, seeing, feeling. They heard the sound, they saw the 
light, they felt the presence. It is ]>ossible for tlie church to repeat this experience under 
these conditions. 

III. I'tiis Great Reriral ir(ts /'.rteiidcd hii I'reaeliinfi. 

Revivals start within the church and extend beyond the ( burdi. That is the Bib- 
lical order. 

1. .1// spake. Talk! Talk 11 Talk I 1 1 Talk creates public sentiment and public 
interest. If every tongue speaks in a community it creates a public spirit that sweep.? 
over the town or city. It creates an atmosphere that envelopes men and carries them 
away on its current. When all the men and women in a church are filled with the 
Spirit and talk in parlor, in store, in sliop, in mill, in car and on the street of the meetinii 
of the Savior, then conditions are nniking for revival. Character is often in the i)ower of 
talk : position may be in the realm of talk ; salvation may be in talk. 

2. fSpiritital talk — "As the Spirit gave them utterance." Talk fron> the head is 
nothing compared with talk from the heart, when both are enlightened. The weakness 
with modern disciples is that the head is enlightened out of proportion to the enlighteu- 



•ment of the heart. The intellectual and practical in religion have been emphasized to 
the neglect of the spiritual. These disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit and their 
talk was spiritual. "Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of 
life." Life comes out of the heart and not out of the head ; and what the gospel offers 
to the world is life. The preaching of this revival was out of a Spirit-filled life, backed 
by a Spirit-filled church, 

3. People heard and believed — sinners were saved. It was a heterogeneous mass of 
mankind in Jerusalem that day. People from fifteen different nations were amazed to 
liear the message in their own tongue wherein they were born. They were pricked in 
their heart and said, "Men and brethren, what shall we do?" And Peter said: "Repent, 
and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your 
sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." "Then they that gladly received 
the word were baptized, and the same day there were added unto them about three thou- 
sand souls." The Holy Spirit came at the psychological moment to meet this throng and 
to win these thousands and to send them out into all these countries to witness for Jesus 
Christ. The spiritual revival is the dynamic force in Christianity. The evangelistic 
spirit is the need of the twentieth century church : and street preaching is as primitive as 
it is modern. The paramount need is a church waiting in prayer till the holy flame is on 
-every head, and the holy fire is in every heart, and the house is filled with the Spirit, and 
then goes out to deliver the message of life to a dying world. 



The American Christian Convention 


Thanking God through our Lord Jesus Christ for His abundant mercy your Secretary 
■would submit the following report for the quadrennium ending September 30, 1910. 


The Executive Board has held, beside the meeting held at Huntington, Indiana, three 
regular sessions during the quadrennium, viz. : January, 1908, January, 1909, and 
January, 1910. 

The following named members were present at all three sessions : W. D. Samuel, 
O. W. Whitelock, O. W. Powers, M. T. Morrill, M. W. Baker, and J. F. Burnett. 

Thomas S. Weeks attended two of the sessions and Johu Blood and A. C. Youmans 
one session each. 

A 1 the time of these sessions the proceedings were given to the public through the 
■Convention department of the Herald of Gospel Liherty, and the whole record as approved 
by the Board is herewith submitted as a part of this report together with the Heralds 
above referred to bearing dates as follows, January 16, 1908, January 21, 1909, January 
27, 1910. 

The Executive Board was called upon to deal with two matters (there may have 
been others) which your secretary deems of sufficient importance to have a place in the 
printed report and which are as follows : 

It will be remembered that at the Huntington Convention Hon. O. W. Whitelock, 
Hon. A. M. Heldelbaugh and Rev. J. P. Barrett, were appointed to visit Marion, Indiana, 
and look after our property interests there. This committee submitted a very lengthy 
report, covering all the details of the case from first to last, together with the legal 
opinion of Hon. Allen Zollars. 

Dayton, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1909. 
To the Executive Board of the American Christian Convention: 

Brethren : — Your committee to whom was referred the matter of the Marlon Chris- 
tian Church at Marion, Indiana, beg to report to you that the committee has done its duty, 
as it believes, that the entire committee visited the city of Marion and made investiga- 
tion into the conditions there existing with reference to said church, and that Dr. J. 
P. Barrett and O. W. Whitelock, made two visits, being present at one time, and that 
O. W. Whitelock gave considerable additional time and labor to the investigation ; that 
Rev. Dr. Powers and Rev. W. D. Samuel, also visited Marion, and ably assisted the 
committee in its efforts to get at the exact conditions concerning the church. 

The committee was authorized to employ an attorney or attorneys, to give a legal 
opinion as to the property rights, in the said church property, and that Judge Allen 
Zollars of Ft. Wayne, an ex-judge of the Supreme Court of Indiana, and a prominent 
lawyer of the state was employed, who gave a legal opinion in the matter on the facts 
as found by your committee, which facts and the legal opinion based thereon, are sub 
mitted with this report and marked exhibits: "A" (Facts and Evidence), "B" (Legal 
opinion) — The facts led to the conclusion that the title to the Marion church property 
is in the Christian Temple Church, or congregation, but that it has been diverted from its 
trust, in being used and occupied by the Temple Congregational Church. 

The legal opinion is to the effect that the property might be recovered by the Temple 
Christian Church if one or more of the members of that church would bring suit to re- 
cover possession of the property and quiet title in the name of, and on behalf of, that 
church. In view of the conclusion that it was necessary to bring suit in the name of 



the clinrch, or by some one a uioiiiber of the church ou behalf of the Temple Christian 
Church, an agreement was prepared and signed by members of said Christian church 
and members of your committee in the words and figures as follows, to-wit : — (Here 
followed the agreement between the committee and certain members of the Marion 
Christian Church.) 

That with this agreement in mind, your committee employed additional counsel at 
Marion, Indiana, viz. : Judge Hiram Brownlee. who was the local attorney in the case 
who was to act in conjunction with Judge Zollars, in bringing suit to determine the 
right of title, and possession of said church pioperty. But your committee further says. 
that somebody evidently "ploughed with our heifer," for in a very short time your 
committee received a communication from all these parties revoking the authority given 
in the above agreement, and refusing to allow their names or any of them to be used 
in that connection. Your committee has been unable to find any other member of the 
church, who would allow his or her name to he used in the capacity required and thereby 
your committee has been left without a client or a standing in court. 

Your committee is of the opinion that the Marion church property has been diverted 
from its proper and intended use by a so-called Congregational church, that said church 
can and will occupy it permanently until occupancy has ripened into title, unless some 
remedial legislation is passed in the state of Indiana, authorizing suit to be brought by 
and in the name of the local conference, or of the American Christian Convention. Your 
committee herewith submits the bill of attorney's fees for the legal services rendered by 
Judge Allen Zollars, the bill of Judge Brownlee has not been rendered to this committee,^ 
but as his sei'vices were small the fee could not be large. 

Your committee knows of no further services it can render, unless it undertakes ta 
have a remedial statute passed to cover the case at hand. 

Awaiting your further pleasure and instructions, your committee begs to remain, 

Fraternally yours, 

O. W. Whitelock, 
J. P. Barrett, 



There occurred during the quadrennium prior to the Convention of 1906 a division 
in the Ohio Eastern Conference which fact was called to the attention of the Convention 
while in session at Huntington and was referred to the Executive Board, said Board 
being required by facts and circumstances to give attention to the division which it did 
in its meeting January, 1008, the result of which is fully set forth in the report of a 
committee appointed by the Board at that session and which is given in full in this 

To the Exervtirc Bnnrcl of the American Christian Convention. 

Brethren : — In the matter of the petition of certain ministers and churches to be 
recognized as the Ohio Eastern Conference, your connnittee appointed to investigate and 
report on said matter does now submit its report in words and figures as follows: 


1. The said petition is as follows : 

Amesville. O., Sept. 3, 1907. 
Rev. J. F. Burnett, Sec'y A. C. C, 
Da4/ton, Ohio. 

Dear Brother :^ — I desire to call your attention officially to the state of affairs in the 
Ohio Eastern Christian Conference. September 21-22, 1906, a meeting was held at the 
Macedonia church, Gallia County, Ohio, to take into consideration the state of affairs 
then existing in the O. E. C. C. This meeting was attended by six ministers and dele- 
gates from nine churches. After a free-for-all talk over the condition of the churches; 
etc., a committee was appointed to make a report. It reported as follows : 

"To the Ministers and lay delegates from the churches of the Ohio Eastern Christian 
Conference assembled at Morgan Christian Church, Morgan Twp., Gallia County, Ohio, 
to consider the deplorable conditions existing in some of the churches of the conference. 


the departures from the faith, principles and proceedings and other matters connected 

We your committee chosen yesterday, September 21, 1906, to report on the state of 
affairs, now respectfully submit the following : 

That, whereas, certain ministers of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, to-wit. 
Revs. James B. Massie, Lloyd Litle and W. H. Arthur and Bros. N. W. Massie and H. C. 
Litle have been publicly in our churches and privately teaching dogma, in regard to what 
they call inbred sin and sanctification a second work of grace for its removal, and have 
been teaching it in such a way as to create division among the brethren, and serious 
divisions and dissensions have arisen in our churches in consequence of said teachings. 

And, whereas, under their influence during the last four years, delegates elected to 
-conference have with them done things contrary to the laws of the conference, viz. : at 
,the sessions of 1903. In a case of contesting delegation from Mound Hill Church. 

A committee was appointed by the then president, H. B. Briley, to investigate. It 
reported in favor of seating the delegates who a short time before had, in a regular 
church meeting, voted against our faith and pi-inciples. The president refused to allow 
any remarks on. or explanation of, the report, and the conference was compelled to vote 
without knowing the facts and as a result the report was adopted. 

At the session of 1905 the committee on churches. Rev. Lloyd Litle, Jerome Latta 
and J. B. Wood, reported in favor of receiving the Federal Valley Church, and Rev. 
Lloyd Litle moved that a certain section of our Constitution be suspended, and the 
church received by acclamation. A standing vote was taken and twelve votes were in 
the negative. The president declared the motion carried, and the church a member 
of conference, which decision was contrary to our laws. 

At the session of 190(i the Committee on Ministry, composed of Rev. Lloyd Litle, 
C. L. Briley and Wm. Nelson, made a final report containing vague and indefinite 
charges against several brethren in the ministry, giving neither times, places nor partic- 
ulars, as required by our laws, and recommending that said brethren be suspended 
from the conference until they satisfy the conference or its Executive Board that a 
change has been wrought in their lives, and this was contrary to our laws. By a vote 
-of 45 to 14 the matter was referred to the Executive Board and the annual certificates 
of the accused brethren have been unlawfully withheld. And, 

Whereas, At the late session of the O. E. C. C, Rev. James B. Massie was elected 
president. Rev. Lloyd Litle vice-president, Bro. H. C. Litle secretary and N. W. Massie 
assistant secretary, we. 

Because of the acts herein named, do not regard them as either fit persons for mem- 
Ijership in ovir conference or officers thereof. 

We therefore recommend that the following action be taken : 

1. Resolved. That we. the members of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, are 
in favor of and accept without reserve the faith and principles of the Christian Church 
as taught by its ministers and accepted by its members ever since its origin ; we also 
accept the Constitution and laws of the conference, and are opposed to all unlawful 
-departures therefrom. 

2. That this conference proceed forthwith to elect a president, a vice-president, 
a secretary and an assistant secretary, and also a treasurer, and that these, with 
four others chosen by this liody, shall constitute an Executive Board to act on behalf 
of this conference during this crisis in its history, and take such measures in its behalf 
as they shall regard advisable. 

3. That we elect a delegate to the next meeting of the American Christian Conven- 
tion and two delegates to the O. S. C. A. 

4. That ministerial certificates be issued to such of the ministers of the O. E. C. C 
as endorse the action of this body and desire them. Such certificates to be signed by the 
president and secretary elected by this body. 

5. That a time and place for holding our next session be appointed. 

G. That the secretary be instructed to purchase a blank book and record therein 
the proceedings of this meeting and such other matters as he may judge proper and 
necessary, and to send a report of this meeting to the Herald or Gospel Libebty for 

Committee : Wm. J. Warrener, Samuel Lewis, W. H. H. Boster. 

The report was adopted by unanimous vote. 

I attended the meeting of the A, C. C. at Huntington and presented a written request 


for inquiry and proper action "so that all difficulties may be settled in accordance with 
the teachings of the Bible, the laws of our conference and the principles of our church." 

It was referred to the Executive Board and a committee of investigation appointed. 
It recommended that lists of officers and ministers of both factions appear in the 
"Annual." This failed and our names did not appear in the "Annual" as members of 
the O. E. C. C. 

I visited the churches, read the minutes of our meeting and what I had written, and 
nine churches endorsed the action taken and officially so informed you. 

We held a conference at Macedonia church, Gallia Co., August 15-17, 1907. All 
previous proceedings were approved and I was chosen to attend the next meeting of the 
Executive Board of the A. C. C, and I, with two others, was chosen to attend the next 
meeting of the O. S. C. A., to lay all the facts in the case before them and ask for recog- 
nition as the O. E. C. C, because we hold to the original faith and practice, and the 
Constitution and laws of that body, while that presided over by J. B. Massie has de- 
parted therefrom. 

You know the condition of affairs : False charges have been printed in the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty against some of us, and we have no chance to reply. This is not fair 
and some sort of action should be taken by the Executive Board of the A. C. C. so that 
our ministers may be recognized in the "Annual" as Christian ministers, if the Board 
does not meet this year. 

We will be ready to present our case whenever notified. 

Yours truly, 

Wm. J. Warrener, 
Sec'y of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference. 

2d. The said petition purports to represent the following Christian churches: 

Dixon Run, Macedonia, Union Chapel, Mound Hill, Wrightstown, Liberty, Cam- 
paign. Morgan, Antioch and Cornelius Chapel, in the State of Ohio ; and the following 
Christian ministers: Rev. William J. Warrener. Rev. Samuel Lewis, Rev. H. A. Grover, 
Rev. G. A. Long, with .1. B. Carpenter, a licentiate, and W. G. Myers, a deacon. 

.3d. That said churches and ministei's have assumed to act as the Ohio Eastern 
Christian Conference since September 22. 1906; that said assumed conference has for 
its (le facto officers, Geo. W. Wilcox, president, and Rev. Wm. J. Warrener, secretary, 

4th. That prior to the 22d day of September, 1906, the Ohio Eastern Christian 
Confei-ence had existed as a regularly organized body of Christian ministers and 
churches, that said organization had existed since the year 1838 or 1839 ; that said con- 
ference had a i>resident, secretary, treasurer, board of trustees and other officers, and 
regularly appointed committees; that said conference had a Constitution and By-Laws 
adopted August 24, 1904, which is in full force and effect at this time and at the time 
of the filing of the petition named in finding No. 1 ; that said conference as so con- 
stituted, held its regular annual sessions as provided in said constitution and by-laws up 
to this time, and that its regularly elected officers at this time are Rev. J. B. Massie, 
president; II. C. Litle. secretary; W. S. Wollett, treasurer, and J. W. Hoyd. W. S. 
Wollett, J. B. Wood, and others, trustees. That said conference so organized, maintained 
and officered has been recognized by the American Christian Convention and was so 
recognized at the time of the filing of the petition set out in finding No. 1. 

5th. That said Christian churches named in finding No. 2 hereof were on and prior 
to the 22d day of September, 1906, members of said Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, 
set out in finding No. 4 hereof and had taken part in the deliberations of said confer- 
ence in its annual session in August. 1906, and taken part as such in the election of 
officers of said conference. 

That while said churches have, since September 22, 1906, acted as dissatisfied mem- 
bers of said conference and assumed to act as said conference, yet said churches so 
acting as a faction thereof did not become members of any other conference, and are 
now members of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference set out in finding No. 4 hereof, 
unless the action of such churches individually has taken them out of said conference. 

6th. That said ministers and licentiate and deacon set out in finding No. 2 hereof, 
were on and prior to the annual meeting of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, as 
set out in finding No. 4, held on the 23d day of August, 1906, members of said conference 
and took part in the proceedings of said conference, and at least one of them, the 
Rev. Wm. J. Warrener. served on a committee of said conference at said session in 1906. 

7th. That at said session of said conference held in August, 1906, as set out in 



finding No. 6, certain charges were reported by the ministerial committee against the Rev. 
Wm. J. Warrener, Rev, Samuel Lewis, Rev. H. A. Grover, Rev. H. C. Wilson, and Licen- 
tiate J. B. Carpenter and Deacon Robert Lewis, with a recommendation that said mem- 
bers be suspended until they should satisfy the conference or the Executive Board that 
"A change has been wrought in their lives, and that the things spoken of have been 
or will be forsaken." That said report and recommendation by order of said conference 
were referred to the Executive Committee thereof. 

8th. That said Executive Committee met on September 14, 1906, and voted that the 
recommendation contained in said report be carried out. 

That on April 17, 1907, notice was given to the parties named in the report to meet 
the Executive Committee on May 4, 1907, at Columbia Chapel, in Ohio, and in said con- 
ference. That said Executive Committee met at the time and place named in said no- 
tice to said parties ; that neither of said parties so accused appeared at said meeting, 
and said committee ordered said members expelled from said conference. 

That said persons so accused as set out in finding No. 7, having failed to appear be- 
fore said Executive Committee, and having failed to appeal from said order expelling 
them, are not now members of said Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, nor were they 
Such at the time said petition in said finding No. 1 was presented to your body. 

Conclusions upon the facts stated. 

Your committee concludes : 

1. That the matters recited in the petition of W. J. Warrener and others concern- 
ing the "Teaching of dogma," "departure from the faith," etc., on the part of individuals, 
are not matters which can be considered by this body. Neither can we consider mat- 
ters concerning the character and standing of ministers, church members or churches 
in any conference. The American Christian Convention deals with organizations, and 
recognition must be based upon the validity and regularity of the organizations, and their 
co-operation with the Convention. 

2. That no evidence has been submitted showing that there has been sufiicient vio- 
lation of the laws and principles of the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference to inval- 
idate its organization. 

On the other hand, no evidence has been shown, other than the statements of the 
committee on ministry, of any offense other than disregard of the order to appear before 
the Executive Committee at the meeting of May 4, 1907, which is assigned as one of the 
reasons for their expulsion. 

3. That the churches, ministers, licentiates and deacons who assumed to act as 
the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, as set out in finding of facts Nos. 1. 2 and 3, 
are not the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, and should not be recognized as such 
by the American Christian Convention, but that the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference, 
as set forth in finding No. 4, should continue to be so recognized. 


Your committee recommends that the Ohio Eastern Christian Conference extend an in- 
vitation to the churches and ministers, named in finding No. 2, to affiliate with said 

We also recommend that if assurance be given that the good offices of this board will 
be kindly received by the Executive Committee of the Ohio Eastern Christian Con- 
ference and the dissatisfied brethren, that the secretary and some other member of 
the Board be authorized to attend a meeting of the brethren and endeavor to compose 
their diOiculties and promote harmonious action. 

O. W. Whitelock, 
O, W. Powers. 


The Hon. O. W. Whitelock offered the following motion, which was unanimously 
adopted : 

"I move that the report of the committee be approved, as to its findings of facts and 
conclusions stated therein, and that the same be the findings of this body and con- 
clusions thereon, and that the order as therein stated be, and the same is the order 
of this Board, and that the recommendations be adopted, and that the report be published 
in the Herald of Gospel Liberty." 

Your Secretary has found it exceedingly diflicult to literally carry out the recom- 



mendations of the Executive Board for the reason that by so doing he would seem dis- 
courteous to a number of brethren whom he had reason to believe believed themselves in 
the right, and would here and now call attention to the necessity of a final settlement of 
this matter in the seating of delegates elected by the divided body. 


The Executive Board considered and adopted a number of resolutions, prominently 
among them are the following : 

J. F. Burnett moved that the Rev. Wm. J. Warrener be invited to prepare a manu- 
script on the subject of law, general and specific, concerning the deeding of church prop- 
erty, church officers, and kindred subjects, and that the Hon. O. W. Whitelock and the 
Rev. T. S. Weeks be associated with him as counselors, and that if the manuscript shall 
be approved by them, that arrangement be made for its publication. The motion carried. 

The following resolution was adopted, with reference to the publishing of the history 
of the people called Christians. 

Resolved, That the Executive Board of the American Christian Convention, indorse 
the recommendations of the joint session of the Board of the American Christian Con- 
vention, and the Trustees of the Christian Publishing Association, with reference to the 
written history of the Religious Body known as Christians, and that we recommend that 
the Rev. M. T. Morrill be authorized to write the history and the Rev. E. A. DeVore, D. D., 
Prof. J. N. Dales, and the Rev. ,7. O. Atkinson, D. D., be associated with him in the^ 
securing and selection of material for the work. 


The Executive Board appointed several groups of brethren to make careful study of 
the following subjects and to present their conclusions to the Convention in its quadren- 
nial .session in 1910. Missions, Education, Publishing, Sunday-schools, Christian En- 
deavor, Interdenominational Relations, Denominational Organization, Finance. 

These "Commissions" were requested to begin work at the earliest possible time and 
to make diligent inquiry into the existing conditions of our people touching the several 
subjects suggested. It was not the thought of the Executive Board that the findings and 
conclusions of the Commissions were to take the place of the reports of the various 
officers of the Convention which are to be submitted in the usual manner nor of the 
reports of such committees as may be appointed by the Convention. 

In addition to the business done by the Board during these three sessions it voted 
upon twenty-two different resolutions by correspondence among which was the resolution 
relocating the session of the Convention for 1910, and two electing delegates to the 
Congress of Religious Liberals, the Fourth Congress being held in Boston, United States 
of America, at which we were represented by Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D., LL. D., and 
Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., and the Fifth Congress meeting in Berlin, Germany, at 
which we were represented by Rev. Carlyle Summerbell, D. D.. and Rev. J. J. Summerbell,^ 
D. D. 


The Bward elected by correspondence the Rev. W. D. Samuel, D. D., president of the 
Convention, fraternal delegate to the Christian Union Council which met near Polo, 
Missouri, in August, 1909. 

Doctor Samuel finding his health would not permit him to endure the strain of travel 
and the stress of the Council, appointed the Secretary to attend in his stead, which he 
did, and would like to report that he was received by the brethren with that Christian 
courtesy that always characterizes true Christian gentlemen. 



The Christian Union Church is a body of believers which arose about 1864. The 
distinctive cardinal principles to which they adhere are as follows: 

1. The oneness of the Church of Christ. 

2. Christ the only head. 

3. The Bible the only rule of faith and practice. 

4. Good fruits the only condition of fellowship. 

5. Christian Union without controversy. 

6. Each local church governs itself. 

7. Partisan preaching is discountenanced. 

In their annual council of IOCS they passed the following preamble and resolution : 

Whereas, Denoniinationalisni, sectarian and non-biblical opinions have divided God's 
children and confused the world, making infidels and causing the way of eternal life 
to be evil spoken of. Therefore, be it 

Resolved. First, that we individually and collectively as Churches of Christ in Chris- 
tian Union, stand on the God-given principles of the apostolic order. Preach it and 
teach it until by the free grace of God we come into the unity of the spirit and all have 
the same mind, and the world is aflame with the name of Jesus. * * *"' 

On Thursday afternoon, according to a previous vote of the Council. I set forth the 
origin and principles of the Christians, occupying fully one hour and a half with the 
address and the questions which followed. 

I tried to give our principles and theirs side by side and when I came to the point 
where I must ask what made us two bodies, some one in the audience said "that word 
union" and certainly that is all. 

Their n)inisters are Christian ministers, their churches Christian churches, their 
members Christian members and ours are no more, no less. 

It would l)e impossible for us to add union to our name: it would be difficult for them 
to drop it from theii's. 

I found that in the original number of churches making up the Christian Union 
body of that territor.v there were seven Christian churches. They were once known locally 
as O'Kellyites. or Kellyites, and some of the preachers present at the Council and some 
of the lay delegates, too, had been members of these churches. 

I have not found a more earnest, enthusiastic body of believers anywhere and only 
when their distinctive name was mentioned, which was not often, did I know that I was 
not in one of our own conferences. 

In answer to a question proposed to me, I said that it was not union of denominations, 
but the unitii of the sijirit for which I plead. I said I would never vote for, nor other- 
wise favor unions made up of denominations which by legislation voted themselves into a 
union : that to me a man-made creed was no more objectionable than a man-made union. 
I was compelled to leave the session imniediately upon closing my address and so do not 
know what influence it had upon the Council nor what action, if any, was taken by it ; 
but this I know, that the principles of the two bodies are so nearly indentical that in the 
last analysis there is no difference, and I know also that the spirit of the brethren was the 
spirit of our common Lord, and I know also that we never enunciated I>y word or pen our 
own principles better than they are living them, and I know also that the ministers and 
delegates composing that Council session are men and women of God, and I know also 
that there ought not to be twc bodies of believers so near alike, kept so far apart by 
anything within their power to remove. 




The Secretary has prepared and mailed the regular appeals for the three annual 
offerings which come to him, viz. : The Convention, the Educational and the Sunday- 
school offerings. 

In addition to these regular offerings he has received and cared for offerings for the 
following named purposes : Home Missions, Foreign Missions, Franklinton, Missions, 
Christian Biblical Institute, Sunday-school Missions, Porto Rico, Defiance College, Girls' 
school in Japan, Aged Ministers' Home, Christian Endeavor, South Dakota Missions, 
Mission Deficit, Kansas Christian College, Dr. Barrett's Expenses to Scotland, Special ta 
Dr. Barrett, W. H. Elder's Work, Union Christian College, Palmer College, Typewriter 


When I was elected secretary of the American Christian Convention, in 1894, all the 
collections were sent to me, as they had been to my predecessor. They were carefully 
credited, and promptly receipted, and once each week were sent to the treasurer of the 
Convention, the whole amount being separated and credited to the purposes to which 
they had been designated by the donors. At the end of each month orders were drawn 
in favor of the several departments, and sent to the president of the Convention for 
his signature, and by him returned to the secretary, who sent them to the several sec- 
retaries. These orders were bankable, and were payable at the bank wherein the Con- 
vention treasurer made the deposits. During the oSicial service of the lamented Mr. 
Palmer, the drafts were payable at the National Broadway Bank, New York, and after- 
ward at the Bank of Lewisburg, Pa., where our good Brother Blood did business. 

For several years, quite a number of the brethren thought this a very "round about"^ 
way to do things, and openly called it "red tape" and other pet names. The Convention 
in session at Norfolk, Va., in 1902, adopted a new constitution, which authorized the 
several departments to take the offerings which were to come to them, so that only 
the one offering was to come to the Convention secretary, viz. : the Convention offering. 
In January following the Convention at Norfolk, the Executive Board of the Convention 
met at Springfield, Ohio, and made effective the plans of the Convention as previously 
adopted. It was there planned that the offerings for missions and education should 
be taken by the secretaries of these departments, as had been voted by the Convention 
in its previous session, and that the Sunday-school offering should be discontinued, and 
the expense of the Sunday-school department paid out of the Convention funds. 

I continued to carry out this plan until the Executive Board met in its annual session 
in 1904 when it authorized me to pay the bills of the Convention out of the receipts of the 
Convention and remit the remainder, should there be any, to the Convention treasurer. 

The offerings have been taken for the Convention, and the bills have been paid, but 
there has been no surplus to remit to the treasurer. Indeed, each year we have carried 
over a balance against the Convention. The mission department has cared for the offer- 
ing due it. The educational department took one offering, and then arranged for the Con- 
vention secretary to do the clerical work of the department, and remit the funds each 
month to the department, which has been promptly and faithfully done. These plans 
were at the time of their adoption made known to the brotherhood, hut some may have 
forgotten. For myself, I like the old way much the best, unless an exception might be 
made of the mission department. 

I want here to say that not a single plan of the Convention exists by reason of my 
suggestion. I have never meddled with the Constitution, nor with the makers of the 
Constitution, but have tried to make effective the plans adopted by the brotherhood. 



When I was elected secretary, I asked that my salary be made one hundred dollars 
less than that of my predecessor, and when the plans of the Convention were so changed 
as to divide the several collections among the departments, I asked that it be made two 
hundred dollars less than it had been before. For all the years that I was secretary 
until the office was located in Dayton, Ohio, I furnished the room, and the light, and the 
heat, free of cost to the Convention, and I have worked as faithfully and intelligently as 
I knew how for the interest of the brotherhood. 


During the quadrennium your secretary visited a number of quarterly sessions of con- 
ferences and held quite a number of services with churches directly in the interest of the 
Convention. He also visited the following named conferences, the figure at the right 
indicating the number of times he attended that particular conference. 

New Jersey 2, New York Eastern 2, New York Western 2, Tioga River 2, Western 
Pa. 1, Northwestern Ohio 3, Mt. Vernon 1, Ohio Eastern 1, Ohio Central 2, Miami Ohio 3, 
Southern Ohio 4, Ontario 2, Michigan 1, Eastern Indiana 4, Central Indiana 4, Indiana 
Miami Reserve 3, Northwestern Indiana 3, Eel River 3, Western Indiana 3, Southern 
Indiana 1, Illinois 2, Central Illinois 1, Western Illinois 1, Northern Illinois 1, North- 
western Kansas 1, Southern Kansas, 1, Southwestern West Virginia 1, W^estem North 
Carolina 1, Eastern North Carolina 1, North Carolina and Virginia 1, Virginia Valley 
Central 1, Eastern Virginia 1, Des Moines Iowa 1, Indiana State 2, Northwestern North 
Dakota 1. 


The Convention department of the Herald of Gospel Liberty has been occupied each 
week with such matters as the secretary deemed wise and was able to furnish, and the 
Convention has had during the entire quadrennium the heartiest support and co-operation 
of the editor of the church paper. Convention numbers have been issued and editorials 
published which did much to assist the administrative work of the Convention. 

In addition to this the secretary has tried to have on hand at all times suitable in- 
serts calling special attention to the Convention and its work among the churches, and 
wishes to acknowledge a contribution from the pen of the editor on the subject of "The 
Convention Idea," one from Rev. Robert Harris on the subject of "Loyalty" and "Some 
American Christian Convention Logic" from the pen of Rev. Milo T. Morrill, D. D. The 
secretary has been of the opinion that if printers' ink worked well in business it was his 
business to work it well in Convention matters and the results have justified the opinion. 


At the meeting of the Executive Board in January, 1907, the secretary of the Con- 
vention was directed to prepare a History of the Convention and submit the manuscript 
to the president of the Convention and the president of the Christian Publishing Associa- 
tion and if indorsed by them to arrange with the Christian Publishing Association for Its 

The manuscript was accordingly prepared and submitted to the presidents as 
directed. Both of them indorsed the manuscript. 

Later on the matter was taken up with the president of the Christian Publishing 
Association and later the following resolution was adopted by the Convention: 

"Resolved, That we deliver to the Christian Publishing Association the manuscript 
history of the American Christian Convention as prepared by the Convention Secretary, 
with the understanding that said history be printed in book form and ready for sale 

._ .- . .. -- 45 ' " 


September 1, 1909, and that od that date the Convention purchase 300 copies of said book 
at a cost not to exceed the first cost of printing and binding, the amount thus incurred to 
"be secured by a note from the Convention and paid January 1st, 1910, tlie rate of interest 
thereon not to exceed 6 jier cent. Said book is to be approved by the Christian Pub- 
Jishing Association and the American Christian Convention and be satisfactory to both 
parties in form, size and all other material character. The Convention further agrees 
to purchase as many more than 800 copies as its sales will justify." 

The manuscript was. in accordance with the direction of the president of the Chris- 
tian Publishing Association, delivered to the Publishing Agent. The proof-reader of the 
Christian Publishing As.sociation proceeded to mark the copy according to a typographical 
scheme vshich had been worked out by a committee consisting of M. T. Morrill and J. F. 

When she had almost completed the work she was directed by the Agent of the 
Christian Publishing ^Association to discontinue her services on the manuscript, as the 
trustees had decided not to publish the book. The secretary of the Convention had her 
•comjilete the work, so well-nigh finished. 

Estimates of the printing and binding of said history were submitted to the Execu- 
tive Board at its session of 1910 from The Western Publishing Company, Dayton, Ohio, 
The Western Book Concern, Cincinnati. Ohio, The United Brethren Publishing House. 
Dayton, Ohio, and The Christian Publishing Association, Dayton, Ohio. 

The estimates were referred to a committee consisting of O. W. Whitelock and O. W. 
Powers. Later in the session the committee was changed to O. W. Whitelock, M. T. 
Morrill and A. C. Youmans. 

The entire proceedings of the Board concerning the matter is summed up in the report 
of the Department of Puldishing and the action of the trustees of the Christian Publishing 
Association as follows, copied from the proceedings of said Boards. 

Secretary for publications submitted n-atter concerning the publication of the History 
of the American Christian Convention and moved that we accept the lu-oposition of the 
Christian Publislnng Association and that the book be published imder the superintend- 
ency of J. F. Burnett. Si'.id book to be iniblished after the next Convention. Upon 
n'.otion the n^otion submitted by the Secretary of Publications wrs laid upon the table. 

The Christian Publishing .Association took action at its annual meeting with refer- 
ence to ])ublishing the History of the .American Christian Convention, prepared by Rev. 
J. F. Burnett. D. D.. offering to be at half the expense of publishing the book, the A. C. C. 
and Hie Publishing Association each takins: half of the books when published, each Asso- 
ciation selling as many as possible and dividing the -profits or bearing the losses equally, 
but not at the present time. 


Under a plan adopted by the Executive Board of the Convention, October. 1906. the 
Secretary gave his service from ]March 1, 1907, to March 1, 1909, to the Convention and 
the Christian Publishing Association jointly, which means that the Convention received 
the full measure of his service and the Association received as much for in serving the 
one he served the other, and should the time ever come when the little divisions which 
now cut us up into small bodies and petty kingdoms shall be eliminated, one man shall 
be able to do two men's work, for it shall then be that doing for one shall be doing for all. 

During the time that I was thus engaged I edited and revised the Autobiography of 
Elder Abraham Snethen, doing almost the entire work between the hours of seven and 
eleven of the evenings. 

The Secretary received the following letter and resolution for which he is grateful : 

"Eaton. Ohio. January 12, 1909. 
"Dear Brother Burnett: — I enclose the resolution adopted by the Trustees; I could 



not send it sooner as the minutes were not recorded. I an) sure the adoption was as 
hearty as one would need to ask, 

Kindly yours, 

Heney Crampton, 
Secretary C. P. A." 

"Resolved, That the Board of Trustees of the Christian Publishing Association, la 
discontinuing the services of the Field Agent, desires to express its appreciation of the 
work of Rev. Dr. J. F. Burnett who has tilled this position faithfully and satisfactorily 
during the past year ; and that the oftice is discontinued in the line of present economy ; 
and that the value of his work cannot be measured by cash receipts." 


The Convention books have been audited and reported upon as follows : 
To the Executive Board of the American Christian Convention: 

Brethren : — Your committee on auditing the books of the Secretary would respect- 
fully report. 

We have carefully examined the footings of the register of receipts, and the books 
of remittances to the several departments, and the record of expenditures for the 
American Christian Convention and tind the same correct. The books appear to be care- 
fully kept. 

We have also compared the financial report of your Secretary with the books and 
find the same to agree. 

We have also made a partial examination of the vouchers submitted by the Secretary. 
On account of lack of classification of these it has been difiicult to make a full examina- 
tion of checking and vouchers. As far as we have gone the vouchers and book accounts 

In view of the amount of money passing through the Secretary's office (over .$8,000 
since the Huntington Convention) we have recommended to the Secretary the adoption of 
a more exact voucher system. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. Powers, 
M. T. Morrill. 

Second : Audited and found correct. 


T. S. Weeks. 
Third : Your Auditing Committee would rei)ort that the books and vouchers of the 
Secretary of the Convention have been audited and found correct with the exception of 
a slight clerical error which error has been corrected. 

XoTE. — The error was in taking 19 for 69 and a .3 for an 8. 

O. W. Whitelock. 
D. B. Atkinson. 




First Year $1,627.82 

Second Year '. 1,660.75 

Third Year 1,70.3.52 

Fourth Year 1.7T0.95 


First Year $ 4.39.64 

Second Year 488.11 

Third Year 556.34 

Fourth Year 594.82 


First Year $ 795.82 

Second Year 819.73 

Third Year 921.11 

Fourth Year 1,165.60 




First Year $J,951.28 

Second Year 2,178.51 

Third Year 2,267.56 

Fourtli Year 2,347.72 


First Year $ 74.26 

Second Year 19.50 

Third Year 100.17 

Fourth Year 31.10 


First Year : $ 5.00 

Second Year 10.00 

Fourth Year 5.00 


First year $ 14.65 

Second Year 20.15 

Third Year 15.49 

Fourth Year ^ 38.93 


First Year $ 2.63 

Second Year 45.22 

Third Year 6.00 

Fourth Year 8.2S 


First Year $ 13.79 

Second Year 8.33 

Third Year 7.22 

Fourth Year 12.19 


First Year $ 168.49 

Second Year 125..53 

Third Year 134.00 

Fourth Year 194.06 


First Year $ 2.50 

Second Year 5.00 

Third Year 5.00 

Fourth Year 2.00 


Second Year $ 34.50 

Third Year 55.63 


Third Year $ 2.75 


Second Year $ 16.00 


Third Year $ 15.00 

Fourth Year 22.00 


Fourth Year $ 7.75 




Fourth Year •$ Sl.OO 

vv. H. elder's work. 
Fourth Year $ 5.00 


Fourth Year •$ 1.00 

palmer college. 
Third Year $ 1.00 


Fourth Year $ 101.00 


Fourth Year $ 1.00 


Second Year $ 1.84 


First Year : $ 5.00 

totals for the quadrennium. 

Education $6,76.3.04 

Home Missions 2,078.91 

Foreign Missions .3,702.26 

American Christian Convention 8,745.07 

Franklinton 225.03 

Christian Biblical Institute 20.00 

Defiance College 89.22 

Missions 62.13 

Porto Rico 41.53 

Sunday Schools 622.08 

Aged Ministers' Home 14.50 

Christian Endeavor 90.13 

South Dakota Missions 2.75 

Marion Church . 16.00 

Mission Deficit 37.00 

Kansas Christian College 7.75 

Dr. Barrett's expense to Scotland 81.00 

W. H. Elder's Work 5.00 

Union Christian College 1.00 

Palmer College 1.00 

Typewriter Fund 101.00 

Elon College 1.00 

Sunday School Missions 1.84 

Girls' School in Japan 5.00 


In the following classification of the items of expense the Secretary has found some 
difficulty, but feels that the classification is justly made and that under each item has 
been set dowii the expense belonging thereto. 

The typewriter fund may seem to be unduly large, but it will not so appear w^hen 
it is known that we started in with an old machine and had the misfortune to trade it 
in on a new one that did not prove worthy of its reputation, and after repeated efforts 
to repair it this writer had to be abandoned and a new one purchased. 



Then it was foiiud that one machine was not enough lor two persons and a small 
Blickensderfer writer was purchased with a view to the Secretary's carrying it with him 
on his trips, which he did. But this machine was found to be too iight for hard work 
and it was traded in on a new and larger machine of the same make which the Secretary 
carries with him on many of his trips. 

The office is now furnished with two good machines and with the necessary expense 
of repairs there need be no further outlay for machines during the coming quadrennium. 

In the travel expenses of the Secretary have been included all hotel bills, cartage and 
excess charges on books, and other necessary expense of the travel, and as his travels 
were between Eastern New York and Central North Dakota, and from Canada to North 
Carolina, the amount thus used cannot be considered extravagant for the four years. 

In the bills for postage stamps are included the stamps for all the different calls, the 
amounts when returned by the departments being credited to the Convention as any other 
remittance, so that all remittances are credited on the same book. 

Coiivention Programs 1906 $ 7.30 

Expense on Reports 1906 1.60 

Ex])ressage 8.91 

Office Supplies 53.49 

Incidentals 10.22 

Dr. Barrett fund to Scotland 56.23 

Travel Expenses O. W. Powers 6.08 

Travel Expenses A. M. Heidelbaugh 8.55 

Travel Expenses J. F. Burnett 1,196.23 

Typewriter and repairs 264.86 

Annuals 8.00 

Stamps 724.61 

Interest on Franklinton note 240.00 

Shelving in Rooms 17.18 

Federal Council 200.00 

Post-Office Box Rent 22.50 

Origin and Principles of the Christians for free distribution 4.20 

Cost of packing and moving office fixtures 10.90 

Railroad matters 1906 22.87 

Badges for 1906 ; 38.25 

Telegraphing and Telephoning 12.22 

Lettering on Door 1.50 

Error in remittance 31.58 

Envelopes 3.70 

Salary of President 150.00 

Salary of Secretary 2,595.80 

Printing 913.20 

Executive Board Meetings 246.28 

Stenographer services 1,061.50 

Rubber Stamp 7.06 

Office Furniture 5.25 

Travel expenses O. W. Whitelock 10.30 

Affidavit and report to Sec'y of State 3.65 

Mimeograph supplies 3.00 

Christian Endeavor department 17.97 

Interest on Permanent Fund preceding quadrennium 55.00 



Record Books 3.80 

Extra Help to get out an Educational Call 4.50 

Interest on C. P. A. Note 7G.50 

Signature cuts 2.40 

I'ostal Cards 44.00 

'Centennial Book 1.00 

Federal Council Travel 149.GG 

Cuts of Ministers 5.70 

Allen Zollars (Lawyer's fee) •'. 204.40 

Error in Travel 11. .59 

Telescope 4.50 

Rental in C. P. A. Building 158.33 

Sabbath Supply 28.33 

Stationery 2.00 

Rubber Bands 1.45 

Borrowed Money 40.00 

€oal Oil Stove 5.50 

Coal oil and can .50 

Tariff on Books to Canada 5.25 

Program Committee 1910 14.20 


Whole amount received as Convention fund $8,745.07 

Whole amount received from other funds 129.78 

Balance to credit of Convention October 1, 1906 128.00 

Expenditures as above for the quadrennium $8.78,3.60 

Balance to credit of Convention October 1, 1910 219.25 

$9,002.85 $9,002.85 


Your Secretary has been unable after repeated efforts to secure reports from as 
many as sixteen Conferences, and only a few of those reporting filled all the blanks, 
so that a full and definite statistical report cannot be given. 

Whole number of Conferences 74. 

Whole numtier of churches 1,307. 

Total memliership 101,468. 

Whole number of churches having full time preaching, 242. 

Whole number of parsonages 2,38. 

Whole amount contributed for pastors' salary $573,720,57, 

Whole number of ordained ministers 812. 

Whole number of unordained ministers 172. 

Whole number of ministers giving their full time to the ministry 346. 


The Secretary has on file and open to any who cares to examine the reports as 
secured for this Convention. 

The President has received the entire $200.00 due for the quadrennium though the 
accounts do not show it. The reason is that the last $50.00 was paid in October after the 
books were closed for the year. 



During the quadrennium the secretary has accounted to the publishing agent for 
books sold to the amount of $1,442.97 and for subscriptions taken for the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty, new and renewals, $1,412.21, making a total of $2,855.18. 

Including commission on books and Heralds the Convention has received during the 
quadrennium as a result of the Secretary's labor aside from the regular church offerings, 
$2,600.89 which is $5.09 more than the amount paid by the Convention for his service, and 
is $1,404.66 more than the entire travel expense for the quadrennium. 


Your Secretary would recommend — 

1. That the Annual Meetings of the Executive Board be held in October of each 
year instead of January, for the reason that the Convention year closes with the last day 
of September at which time all the accounts for the year are closed and should be 
audited, but under the present arrangements there is always a fragment of three months 
time lapping over from one meeting to the next. 

2. That the office of secretary he made merely nominal in character without any 
administrative authority or sphere whatsoever, or that such arrangements be made as 
to free the secretary from any personal obligations whatsoever as to salary or time, and 
that it be made possible for him to attend the weaker conferences as a source of help 
to them, rather than a means of income to the Convention. 

3. That if the above recommendation shall be adopted that means be inaugurated 
at this session by which the necessary funds shall be secured for the service above con- 

4. That inasmuch as the administrative work of the Convention is steadily and rapid- 
ly increasing and thereby demanding more and more money each year, that the Conven- 
tion authorize an annual offering to be taken for itself from the various conferences dur- 
ing their annual sessions. 


Dear Brethren: — 

The following is my report as Treasurer: 

Balance on hand Oct. 1, 1906, was cash $527.50 

Interest due by A. C. C. and paid Jan. 20. 1908 55.00 

On August 31, 1907, loan was made of 500.00 

From which I have received interest 75.00 

And of the principal 200.00 

There has also 9.00 

Interest accumulated in the savings fund which makes principal and interest in my 

hand at this date 365.35 

And out on loan 300.00 

Total $665.35 

There has been paid in the above report a little more interest than is due by the 
borrower of the loan, which will be deducted when loan is paid off. 

JOHN BLOOD, Treasurer. 
Riegelsville, N. J., October 1, 1910. 



Brothers and Sisters of the American Christian Convention: — • 

Your Secretary of Publications is pleased to report that the quadrennium just closiug 
has been one of careful progress in our publishing interests. Our publications have kept in 
practical step with the requirements of the Christian Brotherhood. They have met the 
demands of the masses, who are the conservatives and upon whom we must depend for 
our sustenance. They have not come up to the demands of the ultra radical progressives 
who think they have vision superior to that of the ordinary, plain, plodding Christians, 
neither have they obeyed the voice of those who live only in the past, and oppose all 
progress, but rather they have sought the "golden mean" wherein lies the greatest safety. 

As President of our Christian Publishing Association, as well as Secretary of our 
Publications, I have been able to keep in reasonably close touch with the pulsations of 
our people in the different parts of our Zion with reference to church publications. I 
have touched the pulse through the members of our Board of Trustees, who come from 
widely distant parts of our constituency. 

Our General Church Publications, which I reported four years ago, remain the same, 
with one exception, and that is — The Christian Messenger, which was published in New 
England. That has passed into history, and its subscription list was purchased by the 
Christian Publishing Association, and its patrons supplied by the Herald of Gospel 
Liberty, the official organ of the Christian Church. 

The general publications, which are religious newspapers, are now, the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty, the Christian Sun, The Christian Vanguard, and the Christian Missionary. 
The Herald of Gospel Liberty, under the editorship of Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., has 
taken high rank among religious newspapers in this quadrennium. It has been increased 
in size from a sixteen-page paper to a thirty-two-page paper. It has been improved in 
attractiveness, and the matter contained in its columns has been such as has breathed 
a spirit of love and promoted fellowship among the masses of our people. Its editorials 
are such as warm the heart of the average reader and instil spiritual life and vital piety 
rather than technical theology. This paper does not claim literary grandeur, neither does 
it make any pretension to metaphysical philosophy, nor does it assume to enter the whirl- 
pool of destructive criticism. Its policy has been construction, rather than destruction, 
and is to be commended as evangelical and a safe exponent of the doctrines of Christ and 
the apostles. 

The Herald of Gospel Liberty in this quadrennium celebrated its centennial anni- 
versary and fully established its claim as "the oldest religious newspaper in the world." 
It is entering upon its second century with vigor and power. Its influence in the religious 
world will be felt and will be for good. It should be read by every believer in Christian 

The Christian Sun is published by the Southern Christian Convention at Elon College, 
North Carolina, and is ably edited by Rev. J. O. Atkinson. It has been improved during 
the quadrennium in mechanical appearance, and typographically. It is a strong and 
useful factor among the churches of that Convention, and breathes the spirit of Christian 
vitality and advancement which is manifestly in the atmosphere of Elon College and among 
our Southern brethren. It is worthy of a place in all our homes, and should be encouraged 
by the Christians, North as well as South. 

The Christian Vanguard, published at NewMarket, Canada, by the Ontario Christian 
Conference, is adapted to the needs and purposes of our Canadian brethren. It is edited 
by Prof. John N. Dales, of Toronto^ Canada. 



It )■« intensely loyal, not only to the Christian churches of Canada, but to the doc 
trines and principles of Christians as handed down to us from the fathers of our Church. 
It would help a worthy cause, and encourage our Canadian brethren, if you would make 
it a constant visitor to your homes. 

The Christian Missionary is the Official Missionary Organ of the Christian Church. 
It is edited by Revs. O. W. Powers and M. T. Morrill, our Home and Foreign Mission 
Secretaries. It is in magazine form, and presents our mission interests clearly and force- 
fully. Its circulation is now about 2,400, not as large a circulation as the importance of 
the cause it represents demands. Probably one cause of a decreased circulation is the 
fact that in the past quadrennium, so many books and pamphlets have been published, 
which, in a measure, take the place of the missionary organ of our I'hurch. This is the 
greatest missionary age since the days of the Apostle Paul, and we ought to be an 
aggressive missionary jjeople. While these splendid missionary books and pamphlets are 
helpful, and we should read them, yet they do not and should not take the place of the 
Christian Missionary among our church people. It tells us about our own missionaries and 
their fields of labor. We ought to be acquainted with them, in fact, we ought to know 
thom. We ought to read our own missionary paper. We ought to give it a living support 
as a part of our missionary spirit and life. I believe we will make a mistake if we allow 
the Christian Missionary to i)erish for want of the "sinews of war." 

Within the pale of the Christian Church, during the present quadrennium, a new 
literary church-child has been born. It has come into the cold, cold, unsympathetic world 
in the southland, and thus has had a warmer reception, possibly, than would have been 
the case, had its swaddling clothes been wrapped about it north of Mason and Dixon's 
line. It has been christened. "The Young People's Worker," is published at Richmond, 
Virginia, and edited by Rev. Murdock W. Butler. It is now in the seventh number, of 
Volume III. It is devoted to the interests of the Young People and Sunday-school work 
of fhe Christian Church. Its motto is "better organization, more efficient service, greater 
loyalty to the work, deeper spiritual life." Its purpose is worthy, and its motto inspiring 
and helpful. I believe we ought to recognize this child as a member of our church-publica- 
tion family. We have need of such a helper, especially in our Christian Endeavor So- 
cieties, and it also may have a i)lace in our Sunday-school life. Brother Butler has dis- 
played much faith and considerable financial courage in presenting this new-born child to 
the cause of Christian helpfulness among the young people of our Church. We should 
treat it kindly and introduce it to our young peojtle. 

Our Sunday-school Literature has Iieen ably edited by Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, and 
has been well received by our Sunday-schools. A few of our schools are demanding the 
New Graded System of Sunday-school Literature, and we will have to meet this new 
situation. The question is being carefully considered by our Commission on Sunday- 
schools, which will, no doubt, recommend that which will be helpful to our Sunday-schools. 
Our Sunday-school Quarterlies of the various grades are carefully prepared and are of 
higli quality. The Quarterlies meet the requirements of most of our schools, and have 
been improved in the present quadrennium, in making them better adapted to the needs 
of the various grades. The Bible Class Quarterlies especially are to be recommended to all 
Bible classes in our schools as being as good if not better than any for their use. The 
average member of our classes will not study anything more exhaustive than our Bible class 
literature. I can heartily recommend our Sunday-school helps to all our schools. I urge upon 
our schools loyalty to our own publications. Not simply because they are our own. but because 
they MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR SCHOOLS, and better teach the broad principles of 
the CLiristian Church than that produced by Cook, or by any denoraination. We must 



support our own, or we perish, but we should also demand the best fot our needs of our 
own Publishing House. 

The Sunday-School Herald has been improved mechanically during the past year. It 
is attractive, of literary merit and of high religious tone and spirit. It is especially at- 
tractive and helpful to the older pupils of our schools. 

The Junior Herald and Little Teacher combined, have proven very satisfactory to our 
primary and junior grades, and should be in these grades in all our schools. We ought 
to appreciate the high class of Sunday-school literature that we have received from the 
hands of our Sunday-school Editor and should insist that all our schools be supplied 
with it. 

Besides our regular publications, the following are some of our 


3,000 Annuals (off press January 15, 1908.) 
1,000 Six Statements. 

1,000 "Democracy of Religion" (McWhinney) 221 pages. 
10,000 "Religion in the Home" (Balvcr Pamphlet). 
1,000 Woman's Board Constitution. 
3,000 W. H. and For. Board Constitutions. 
12,000 "Remember," 6-page Pamphlet. 
1,000 "Missionary Fire." 

5,000 "Our Publications" (Burnett) 16 pages. 
1,000 "Puritan Captain" (Charlton) 270 pages. 
10,000 "The Pastorate" (By Atkinson) 16-page. 
1,000 "Kinkade's Doctrine" (llelfenstein) 383 pages. 
10,000 "Denominational Faithfulness" (J. J. Summerbell) 24 pages. 
5,000 "Make it Plain" (Summerbell). 

1,000 "Centennial of Religious .Journalism" (Barrett) 4-page. 
1,000 "History of H. of G. L." (12-page pamphlet by Atkinson). 
3,000 "Centennial of Religious Journalism," 4-pg. 
1,000 "Six Statements." 

500 Centennial Poems (Millard). 
1,000 Centennial Hymn. 

2,000 "Centennial of Religious Jounalism" (Bv Barrett) 6.56 pages. 
3,000X1. C. C. Catalogues. 

•500 Glad Gleaners' Constitution. 
5,000 Church Literature. (Pamphlet.) 
5,000 "Modern Social Dance," by C. R. Rockwell. 
8,000 Facsimile H. of G. L. 

100 Michigan Conf. By-Laws (J. W, Bolton, Britton, Mich.) 
10,000 Whitaker-Briney Debate. 
1,000 Educational Pamphlet (M. W. Baker). 
5,000 Helfenstein's Pamphlet (D. M.) 16-page. 

900 Miami Conf. Minutes (Vaughau). 
5,000 Catalogue of Supplies (72 pages). 
2,500 "The Giving Christmas," by Mrs. Ella Watson. 

200 Constitution Trotwood Church (N. G. Worley). 
1,000 S. S. Secretary Book (New) By Powers, 96 pages. 

500 Central Illinois Conf. Minutes, 32-pg., cover and insert. 
3,000 Layman's Reason (Burnett) 6-page folder. 
1,000 Eastern Ind. Conf. Minutes (48 pages, cover and insert.) 

2,000 "Annual"^ — 100 pages and cover. 
2,500 "Firing Line" (Mission rooms) 1-pg. 

800 Centennial Addresses (Barrett) 218 pages. 
4,000 Complete Class Book. 16 pages and cover. 



3,000 Teacher Training Pamplilet (Burnett) 6 pages. 

1,000 Life of Snethen— 296 pages. 

3,000 U. C. C. Catalogue — 50 pages and cover. 

1,000 Missionary Pocket Books — i-page. 

2,000 "Tliou Shalt Not Kill" (Burnett) 8-page. 

5,000 Step Into Our Worshop (Mission Dept. ) 20 pages. 

500 A Sermon (Summerbell) 16 pages and cover. 
1,500 Portsmouth Address (Summerbell) 16 pages and cover. 

500 Constitution W. H. .& F. M. Board. 4 pages. 

200 Osage Conf. Minutes. 4-page. 

400 Mt. Vernon Conf. Minutes — 20 pages and cover. 
5,000 "Loyalty" (Burnett) 6-page folder. 

5,0(X) Money and the Kingdom (By Bishop) 16 pages and cover. 
1,000 Minutes Miami Conf.- — 44 pages and cover. 
3,000 Mission Report, Miami Conf. 
1,000 Hovs^ Far to Canaan? (Potter). 

300 By-La V7s—Mt. Sterling Church— 16-page. 

500 By-Laws, A. I. U.— 16 pages. 

800 Eastern Indiana Conference Minutes — 32 pages and cover. 
5,0(X) Christian Union (Helfenstein) 16 pages. 


1,000 Biblical View of the Church (Bishop) 110 pages. 
1,500 Annual — 104 pages. 

200 Constitution O. S. C. A. — 16 pages and cover. 

500 Six Centuries (Summerbell) 166 pages. 
5,000 Christian Principles (Summerbell). 
1,000 Christian Prophecy (Jelly) 44 pages and cover. 
1,000 Christian Endeavor Pamphlet (Harper). 
1,000 Dick Haley (Whitaker) 230 pages. 
6,000 A. C. C. (By Burnett) Booklet. 

150 Dick Haley Post Cards. 

300 Manual of Vaughnsville Church — 32 pages. 
1,000 Dick Haley— Second Edition. 

500 Grace M. E. Quarterly Report. 

SOOHalsey's Cross (Stover) 24 pages. 
3,000 Dick Haley— Third, Foiu-th and Fifth Edition. 
3,000 U. C. College Catalogues — 45 pages." 
2.000 Dick Haley— Sixth and Seventh Editions. 

Of these, the "Democracy of Religion" was the first to be published from the pen of 
that aged patriarch of the Christians, T. M. McWhinney, author and writer who was at 
the last Convention, and who delivered an address upon the theme of the book, and whom 
you all remember. This, I believe, is the last work of this author who gave us very much 
of our Christian Literature of the last few years. 

The "Puritan Captain," by Rev. Charlton, is a religious fiction which has met with 
considerable favor. It is the first book by this author to be published by the Publishing 

"Kinkade's Bible Doctrine," with annotations by Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, is a valuable 
book upon the Bible, and should be studied by every preacher and Bible student. It is a 
book for the student, and not for the general reader. 

The most important book in our church, published this quadrennium, is the "Centen- 
nial of Religious Journalism," a well-bound book. It is what its title indicates, the history 
of our church for one hundred years. It should be in the home of every Christian, and 
read repeatedly. If you do not have this book, get it before you go from this Convention. 

"Modern Light Bearers, or Centennial Addresses" is a very neatly bound book, con- 
taining the addresses given at the Centennial Celebration of Religious Journalism. These 



addresses were of high order, and were given not only by men of our own church, but 
also by prominent men of other churches. It is well worthy of a place in every library, 
or on every center table of all our leading homes thi'oughout our brotherhood. 

"Life of Abraham Snethen," autobiography, this is a vivid picture of the life of 
the "Barefoot Preacher." It reads like a romance, it is full of the mission spirit, and Is 
an inspiration to any young man who is struggling for a place in the world. 

The New Christian Hymnary has been carefully prepared by a committee appointed 
for that purpose. This is a thorough revision of the old Hymnary, and is second to none 
of any denomination. It has been prepared at great expense, and has been heartily re- 
ceived by our churches. It should be in all our churches. 

One of our latest publications is "Six Centuries," by J. J. Summerbell, D. D. This 
is a very valuable book, carefully prepared for the students of the early history of Chris- 
tianity. It should be carefully read by every student and minister of the gospel. 

"Biblical View of the Church" is a recent publication, from the mind and heart of 
Rev. J. G. Bishop. It is biblical throughout, and breathes on every page a deeply 
religious and helpful spirit. There is a strengthening of your faith in God and His Son, 
Jesus Christ, on every page. 

"Dick Haley" is the latest book from the versatile brain of Rev. O. B. Whitaker, 
President of Union Christian College. It is a pathetic plea for the equality of the poor 
boy with that of the rich in our public schools. It should be read by every parent and 
teacher. It also contains strong temperance lessons. The book is having a large sale, 
and is now in the seventh edition. 

Another book recently published is, "The Lives of Deceased Ministers of the Chris- 
tian Church," edited and published by Prof. J. P. Kernodle, Richmond, Va. 

Any one desiring a copy should write to Prof. Kernodle. This is a valuable book. 

"The Life and Letters of Austin Craig," by W. S. Harwood, is a recent and very 
valuable publication. Dr. Craig was one of the great men of the Christian Church. 
This book should be read by all our people and can be secured from our Publishing Agent, 
J. N. Hess, Dayton, Ohio. 

I have given a brief reference to our principal books published during the quad- 

In addition to those named above, there has been recently a new book published by 
the Southern brethren, — "The Life of Rev. James O'Kelly," by MacClenny. 

This is a neatly bound book, of fine mechanical appearance. It is a very useful and 
important one for the church. Many of us know something of James O'Kelly and his 
work, for religious liberty. If any one can be called the father of the Christian Church, 
he would come more nearly being entitled to that distinction than any other one who 
fought for Christian Liberty as we know it to-day in the Christian Church. 

This book should be widely read and should be in every home among the Christians. 

There may have been a few other books published during the quadrennium of special 
interest to the Christian Church, but I have not become conversant with them. Most of 
the books published during the quadrennium have been well received, but not all of them 
have yet paid the expense of their publication. As President of the Christian Publishing 
Association, I expect to report what books published by the Association have paid 
expenses, and what have not. From that statement, you will see that books must be 
published with great care and discrimination, or money will be lost on them. Some books 
pay well, but many do not, hence it is very important that a very conservative policy be 
followed in printing books. We ought to develop the literary talent of the Church. We 
cannot, however, afford to pay over much for experiments. If you think you have liter- 
ary ability, exercise it, but do not expect our Publishing Association to take all the risk 



of making it a financial success. It can be but rarely that our Publishing House can be at 
the entire risk of publishing. Some manuscripts may be refused on the grounds that 
the risk is too great. 

I wish to earnestly appeal to our constituency to be greater readers of our literature. 
Our people do not know what we publish because they have not read it. Read more of 
our literature and you will have greater enthusiasm for our Church and you will do more 
to build up our cause and promulgate the principles of the Christian Church in the world. 

O. W. Whitelock, 
Secretary of Publishing. 


To the American Christian Convention: 

Four years ago, in response to a demand for an increased emphasis upon certain 
lines of effort, the Convention created a new department. It becomes my duty to present 
in brief outline the efforts of the Department of Home Missions for the quadrennium 
just closing. 

The whole number of persons engaged in Home Mission work under the direction of 
your Secretary has been sixty-six. The work has been done in about fifty-five different 
places or fields. The term of service has varied from about one month to four years. 

This work has been carried forward in twenty-five states and provinces, and in the 
bounds of twenty-nine conferences. In some cases the work has been done by the co-opera- 
tion of the Board with other organizations. In others, it has borne the chief burden. 

During the four years churches have been organized by representatives of the 
Board, or have been aided since organization, at Park Place, Norfolk, Va. ; Columbus, Ga. ; 
Carlyle, Mont.; Williams, N. Dakota; Weta, S. Dakota; Pleasant Valley, Idaho; Olney, 
111; Des Moines, la.; Louisville, 111.; Swanson, Sask. ; Oronoque, Kans. ; and Walnut 
Hills, Dayton, Ohio. 

Church buildings have been dedicated at Denbigh, N. D. ; Surrey, N. D. ; Rockport, 
Mo. ; Crown Point, Dayton, Ohio, and Rose Hill, Columbus, Ga., while building enter- 
prises are under way at Olney, 111., and Portsmouth, Va. 

About two-thirds of the mission points have been in cities or large towns. Six are in 
state or provincial capitals. Ten or twelve are county seats. Eight have acquired new 
buildings by erection or purchase. Five have acquired temporary quarters or are building. 
Pour have made extensive repairs or are rebuilding. Four have provided for quite large 

The ministers in charge of the mission churches report 9,129 sermons, 18,188 services 
held, .30,310 calls made, 905 conversions and 1,397 members received. The churches they 
have served have paid on the salary of the missionaries $27,613.31. They have raised for 
missions on the fields, $3,417.76; for convention and educational purposes $595.80 and 
for all other purposes $44,876.59. 

Other organizations have contributed for the support of these points, while receiving 
aid from the Board about $10,000.00. Where our work has been in cities I think it 
will be found that they are centers of work already organized, and are needed as rallying 
points for our people, or ai*e old established centers of denominational activity, and need 
to be sustained because of tlieir bearing on other parts of our work. 

It is impossible to describe the work in progress in detail. In Southern Georgia the 
heroism of Rev. H. W. Elder has made possible the beautiful new church at Columbus, 



Grt. In North Carolina we have the two churches in Greensboro, and the church at 
Raleigh. In the bounds of the Southorn Christian Convention more than a dozen prom- 
ising churches have been made possible by Home Mission aid. In New England, two 
properties saved to the denomination, a third acquired, and aid extended to a fourth 
church in an important city is the probable result of our work during the last four years. 

In the Middle West the group of churches under mission aid are nearly all experi- 
encing steady growth. In Illinois our people are encouraged by the organization of two 
new churches in important towns. A second church in Des Moines is gratifying to the 
Christians of Iowa. 

The frontier work of the denomination is at a stand-still, largely for want of workers. 
The one church in Colorado is self-supporting. Brothers Dudley, Mutton, Grafton, and 
Holaday, with a very little help from the Board, are doing their best, but with small 
prospe<'t of large returns unless they can have support and co-operation of other men. At 
Jireh, Wyoming, attention is centered upon the educational feature, and the small appro- 
priation of the Board in aid of evangelistic work has not been called for. But the field 
is ripe for an important advance. In Western Washington a little group of brethren are 
holding on, but will soon be scattered and forgotten unless some one can go to their 
relief. We have not been able to offer sufficient inducement to cause o\ir young men to 
turn away from the eager demands of the church in the settled districts and rough it on 
the frontier. 

For the innnigrant, we have one Cliinese Sunday-school and one school for Syrians, 
both located in the Christian church at Boston. One special worker, a lady i»hysician. Dr. 
Lucy N. White, for some time connected with the Chinese Sunday-school, is doing mission 
work among the Syrians. 

The Treasurer's books show that the receipts for Home Missions, for the four years 
just closed, have been .$35,479.74, an increase over the preceding four years of .$(5,206.15. 
The expenditures were $32,519.98, being less than the receipts liy .$2,9.')9.7ti. These figures 
are exclusive of any sums borrowed, or any balances from the last quadrennium. 

That the expenditures have been kept so well within rhe income is not due to any 
particular merit in management, but solely to the character of the work. Nearly all of 
the Home Mission work is supported in part by the other agencies and by the field 
itself. For example, while the amount raised for Home Missions was a little over 
$35,000.00, the churches themselves and the other co-operating agencies have contributed 
over $80,000.00 in support of their work. That is, for every dollar we have put into 
our Home Mission work during the last four years, the churches aided and the co- 
operating organizations have put in more than two dollars. It follows that if the 
appropriations are diminished the work does not in all cases stop, because there are 
other resources from which to draw. This makes it easy to keep the appropriations of 
each year within the anticipated income. 

To return for a moment to the financial conditions. It will appear that if the advo- 
cates of the separate department for Home Missions four years ago expected any large 
increase of Home Mission funds through the new departure, they are doomed to disap- 
pointment. The fund has shown a healthy growth — no more. The largest receipts were 
the second year, when the Home fund shared in the benefit of the emergency appeal. 
On the other hand those who predicted an increase of expenditures on account of the new 
arrangement will not be disappointed. While the increase in receipts has been over 
$6,000.00 the increase in expense has been at least $4,000.00 for the four years. 

The only justification for such an increase is to be found, if at all, in the activity 
of the department itself, in other directions than the raising of money. It is not the 



proviuce of this report to enter into that question. If any apology is to be made for the 
working of the department it must be made by those who planned the new departure. 
Judgment must be passed upon it by the brethren who have observed its workings. 
They are competent to say whether it has been of benefit to the denomination or not. 

The aim of the office has been three-fold — First, extension. Second, conservation. 
Third, efficiency. Under extension, comes the attention paid to the organization of new 
chui*ches. As you have seen, this work has not been conducted on any large scale during 
the quadrennium. Of the new churches aided by the new department six have been on the 
frontier, or in the West — one in Idaho, one in South Dakota, one in Montana, one in 
Saskatchewan and one in Kansas. Six are city churches, Olney, III. ; Louisville, 111. ; 
Des Moines, Iowa ; Columbus, Ga. ; Park Place, Norfolk, Va., and Walnut Hills, Dayton, 
Ohio. This is a meager record. But it must be remembered that city work is slow, and 
it takes a long time to bring a city church to self-support. 

The second care is conservation. To this end appropriations have been granted to 
some churches once strong, now weakened, and in need of assistance if they are not to 
lose their identity. This explains aid to Jamestown, Ohio; Bangor, Me.; Manchester, N. 
H. ; Erie, Pa. ; Des Moines, la. ; First Church, Raleigh, N. C, and others that might be 
mentioned. It also justifies sundry efforts to prevent the alienation of property, and the 
loss of churches to our fellowship. We must care for our own, or we will soon own 

The thii'd care is effectiveness. Under this head can be grouped nearly all the 
activities of the Home Mission Office. It pertains first of all to the missionaries them- 
selves. The Home Mission Secretary has deemed it to be his duty, in the absence of any 
other provision, to act as a general superintendent of the mission force. He has en- 
deavored to give such aid and direction as shall increase the effectiveness of the 
mission pastors, to give encouragement by his personal aid when possible, to advise and 
suggest, and even to insist, upon certain lines of effort, which in his judgment would 
make the work produce more rapid growth and give more enduring results. 

He has refrained from such a course very often, on account of the high character 
of the men engaged in the work, many of whom were more experienced than he. But 
there is a great field for usefulness as the Secretary gains experience. Financial methods, 
educational devices, system and order in church work, all should be subjects of the 
Secretary's study and the results of that study should be made available for the 
workers under his care. Personal visitation of nearly two-thirds of the mission points has 
given the Secretary such acquaintance with their needs, as to convince him of the vast 
field of usefulness that lies in that direction. 

Second, The effectiveness of the churches. The Secretary in visitation of churches 
has endeavored to give the broadest outlook possible on our work as a people, to the end 
that the work of the pastor should be made easier in arousing his church to a more 
definite co-operation with all our enterprises. With the aid of the stereopticon, charts, 
maps and other appliances, the attempt has been made to. give a vision of the general work, 
while putting especial emphasis upon the Department of Home Missions. 

Third. The effectiveness of the Conferences. Here is a vast field, in working of 
which the Home Secretary has tried to do his share. The arrangement of conference dates 
is such as to make it difficult to visit a large number in a single season. I have attended 
during the quadrennium nearly sixty conventions, conferences or conference gatherings. 
This work has been greatly hindered for the last two years, on account of not having 
Sundays to devote to it. 

In visiting conferences, it has been the aim of your Secretary to make himself of 
as much use to the conference as possible. Here a more exclusive devotion to Home 



Mission intei'ests might have produced more immediate increase of Home Mission funds. 
But the Secretary has held himself ready to assist along any line where help was needed. 
I have spoken on education, on the work of the ministry, on Sunday-schools, on Christian 
Endeavor work, and any other line for which there seemed to be a demand. Instead of 
endeavoring to subordinate all things to the one subject, I have devoted myself at the 
Conferences to the building up of all our work, and have believed that I was doing 
actual Home Mission work when I contributed to the efficiency of all of our institutions 
and departments. I have tried to be unobtrusive but helpful. The fact that calls for 
visitation have become more frequent each year has confirmed my conviction concerning 
the wisdom of this course. 

Fourth. The effectiveness of the ministry. To this end the Secretary has endeavored 
to follow the injunction of the Convention and make his department a bureau of informa- 
tion for the unemployed minister and the pastorless church. Quite a large part of the 
correspondence of the department has concerned these matters. In this correspondence I 
have endeavored to observe three rules : 

First, to avoid publicity. I find that this is desired by l3oth ministers and churches. Second, 
to consider fitness. This is a delicate task. Frank answers to inquiries are sometimes difficult 
and the results are sometimes embarrassing, for many people will not respect a confidential 
couimunicatiou. Third, to refrain from doing anything that will increase the unrest of our 
ministers. I have consistently refused to give the name of any minister to a church seeking a 
pastor, unless I was assured that he was at liberty, or had fully determined to sever his rela- 
tion to the church he was serving. I have also been limited to supplying information, and in 
the case of ministers have been exceedingly careful about giving unqualified endorsements. 
With all these limitations, the Bureau has been able to render some service, and in some 
instances has held ministers in our fellowship who on account of discouragement were 
about to seek employment elsewhere. 

Fifth, the effectiveness of the individual. This has been attempted through the 
circulation of literature and the promotion of mission study. As a means to this end, a 
book depository was established in the mission rooms. It was felt that only by active 
efforts to induce our people to read missionary books, would it be possible to develop 
the proper interest in our work. It is not enough to announce that we will supply books 
that are called for. Our Publishing House would do that. But we had no agency that 
was taking an active interest in pushing the sale of books on Missions, for the sake 
of the educational effect of the books. Therefore, with the full approval and co-operation 
of our Publishing Agent, who has uniformly turned over to the Mission Rooms all orders 
and inquiries for missionary literature, we have made a beginning. About two thousand 
volumes have been sold from the Mission Rooms, or at conferences or upon other 
occasions. The sales the first year amounted to $128.97; the second year to .?222.04; the 
third year to $1S6.S4; and the year just closed to $33.3.13. By direction of the Board, 
the Home Mission Secretary has had charge of this work for the last two years. 

The matter of Mission Study is very unsatisfactory. We have no lists of those 
interested in the work and no way of knowing how many classes have been formed. 
Some women's societies have used the study books for their regular programs, and 
some pastor's classes have been formed. A beginning has been made, but there should 
be a systematic and well planned campaign. 

Thus in brief outline I have tried to give a review of the work of the quadrennium. 
It remains to present the needs from the Secretary's view-point. 

The first great need is an adequate Home Missionary vision. Our iseople have some 
idea of the need of organizing new churches, and preserving old ones as a means of 



perpetuating our denominational existence. But the larger conviction, that the interests 
of the Kingdom of God in America call for our arduous service has but little hold upon 
us. The great new frontiers have lost their romantic appeal. The alien in our midst 
causes us no concern, so long as he keeps out of our way. The cities fester in crime, 
and the slum grows apace, and we are not troubled. Let the charts on these walls tell 
their story. With less than one-fifth of our population in the evangelical churches, 
with the cities less than one-tenth evangelical; with over sixty per cent, of our people 
in no church whatever : with Mormonism holding political control of the basin states ; 
with sixty heathen temples already dedicated in Christian America ; — -all this should 
move us and call us to do our part — little enough when we do our best, and almost 
absurd in its littleness when we trifle with the task as we ai*e now doing. 

We are not alone in this lack of vision. For two years the newly-organized "'Home 
Missions Council," of which our own Board has become a member, has tried in vain 
to inaugurate a campaign of publicity, which should adequately present the tremendous 
opportunity and crisis of the present hour. It seems impossible to get a hearing for 
our cause. And yet the immense tide of immigration, the astounding re-alignment of 
population in the great West, the startling growth of the cities, all are sounding notes 
of warning to the churches of America, that the time of God will not delay, and that 
now, if ever, we must make good our claim to the spiritual guardianship of our land, 
and the leadership of the world toward the higher civilization of the Kingdom of 

The second great need is a more consistent and effective Home Missionary method. 
Wi^ must unite onr forces, and concentrate our energies. 

We need to learn the lesson of co-operation. Onr woric has been quite too much 
without order and definite purpose. There has I;een too little careful planning, and toO' 
great readiness to abandon our plans before they are fairly tested. The churches of 
our Southern Convention have been steadily working toward a definite policy of co- 
operation and concentration. The results are most gratifying, as shown by the steady 
growth in numbers and resources. In Illinois, the organization of the "Evangelistic 
Association" and the resulting co-operation lias already borne fruit in two new churches 
organized in important centers, and in a realization of the i)ossibilities of united effort. 
The Michigan Conference recognizes the need and this year petitions the Mission 
Board to form the State of Michigan into a Missionary District, place over it a superin- 
tendent, become responsible for his salary and help the churches to a more vigorous 
life, and unite their slender forces for the organization of new work. New England 
recognizes the need of an efficient Field Secretary, and should be encouraged to again 
undertake the care of her churches through an effective agency. In regions like West 
Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Southeastern Ohio, and many other sections, we have 
numbers of scattered churches, with insufficient leadership, without a trained niinisti'y, 
yet with a people devoted to the principles of the Christians, in localities that need 
churches and religious culture. These are our denominational frontiers, and we need 
to look after them, not for our own sakes but for theirs. Here the stronger sections 
of our people need to help the weaker, and so combine all into a more perfect fellowship. 

We need a better realization of the possibilities of our churches if we can develop 
their unused resources. We are still a rural people, and the rural church is still the 
great religious asset of the nation. We do well to extend onr organization to the 
centers. There is little room in the older and better settled portions of our country 
for more rural churches, but there is tremendous need for better ones. A recent student 
of conditions in the rural churches gives the following statistics, which in the main 
are assented to by most country pastors to whom I have shown them. He declares 


that one-half of the membership of the rural church have no regular habit of church 
attendance; two-thirds contribute practically nothing for church support; three-fourths 
never attend a midweek prayer-service; five-sixths care nothing for general denomi- 
national or benevolent work; nine-tenths have no definite religions activity, such as 
teaching, serving on church committees, or filling church offices; while ninety-five out of 
every hundred have never even thought of doing personal work, in trying to induce 
others to become Christians. We need the vision of the vast mass of inert and unor- 
ganized material in the church itself, that must be brought into order for service. 

I recommend the following: 

First, That we continue the emphasis upon Home Missions by maintaining a separate 
department. But the Convention should not hesitate to suggest methods for lessening the 
expense and increasing the utility of the department. 

Second, There should be more direct and effective supervision of our Home Mission 
churches. Especially should there be instruction given to these churches in regard to 
financial and other methods. The Mission Board should demand results, and discontinue 
its appropriations when these are not forthcoming. 

Third, Unless a worker can be placed in the field to promote Mission Study in our 
Sunday-schools, Endeavor Societies and churches, and unless some other department 
can do this to better advantage, the Home Mission Secretary should lie required to 
devote a portion of his time to this work. 

Fourth, The book depository should be maintained, and the circulation of literature 
that will increase interest in missions and promote the spiritual life and power of 
■Christian workers should be promoted. 

Fifth, The Home Mission Department should co-operate with the Foreign department 
in introducing better financial methods in all of our churches, especially the duplex 
envelope system and the every member canvass. In all cases a separate canvass should 
be made for Home Missions. 

Sixth, The Board should be encouraged to develop Field Secretaries or Superin- 
tendents for the care of the churches, especially in the weaker conferences. 

S_eventh, I recommend that Franklinton Christian College be considered as a proper 
object of Home Mission aid, and that definite assistance be extended to the colored 
churches and conferences, after a thorough examination of their field and its needs by 
the Secretary or some representative of the Mission Board. 

Eighth. The "Bureau of Information" for ministers and churches should be admin- 
istered more systematically, and the conferences should be expected to co-operate with 
the Secretary in forming plans for this work. Students for the ministry should be 
encouraged by this department, and the names of promising young men should be furnish- 
ed to the Secretary. 

Ninth, Every effort should be made to increase an intelligent interest in the cause 
of Home Missions by the best publicity methods among our own people, and also by 
uniting heartily with any general movements for that purpose. 

Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. Powers, 
Secretary for Home Missions. 


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To the President and Members of the American Christian Convention — 

Dear Brkthren : — 

Followiug is the report of your Secretary for Foreign Missions for the quadreuniiiui 
lOOii to 1010. Perhaps the most natural method to follow in a report of our foreign 
missionary work will be to speak first of the activity on the mission fields, and second, 
to speak of the activity of the administration at home, and third, to sneak of special and 
miscellaneous matters. This division will be used. 


This Convention hardly needs to be reminded that our foreign work has been doubly 
handicapped, namely, by a new missionary administration that was inexperienced, and 
by an embarrassing financial stringency. And yet the missionary forces on both fields. 
Japan and Porto Rico, have made distinct advance in particulars to be specified. This 
advance and even the maintaining of the work on the level of four years ago has been 
possible partly through the self-denial of our missionaries, who have straitened them- 
selves financially to avoid sacrificing the work, and partly through si)ecial contributions 
of friends who realize the great needs. 

We have nine missionaries connected with our Japan work. Miss Christine Penrod 
having left our Mission nearly four years ago to work with another body. Rev. E. K. 
MrCord and family and Rev. Dr. Woodworth and family are now in America on fur- 
loug'i ; but the McCords are to sail for Japan about December 19, for their Sendai home. 
We dare not delay their departure longer, lest we experience the gradual dissipation of 
forces which is common to all missionary fields left without supervision. The Frys are 
still at work in Utsunomiya. our middle field, and the Garmans have moved to Tokyo, 
where he will supervise the field and the Tokyo Christian Theological School. Miss True 
is at Ishinomaki where she has labored successfully for a number of years. 

The number of Japanese pastors and workers remains about the same as four years 
ago, but fluctuates from time to time. It is a serious fault that we have cramped the 
Mission so as to hinder the addition of Japanese workers. In August of this year the 
Japanese salary list was twenty, exclusive of six teachers in the Girls' School. Among^ 
the Japanese we now have strong men and women who are exerting fine influence. 

There are now eleven churches connected with the mission, only one having been: 
added during the past four years. The following comparison may be helpful : 

1906 1910 

Missionaries 10 9 

Churches 10 11 

Stations 4 4 

Outposts 22 23 

Church members 53.5 781 

Baptisms 70 62 

Sunday-schools 21 .33 

Sunday-school enrollment 1651 2.346 

Ordained Japanese ministers 7 7 

Bible women 3 5 

Professors and teachers 1 S 



Theological students 5 

Students in Girls' School 30 

Money contributed $498.64 $1070.75 

In Porto Rico the missionary force has been five. Rev. T. E. White and family are 
now at home on furlough. During the summer vacation Rev. and Mrs. W. C. McCloud, 
missionaries under appointment but not yet commissioned, looked after the field vacated 
by the Whites. They are now teaching in the public school, located in Salinas. 

No increase of Porto Rican pastors or helpers has been possible except that a young 
woman has been employed part of the time in Ponce field. The failure to enable the Mis- 
sion to develop pastors and leaders in Porto Rico is a serious fault there, and can be 
remedied only by the use of more funds. 

The number of churches has increased. The following items will help to compare 
the work four years ago and now : 

190G 1910 

Missionaries 5 5 

Stations 2 3 

Outposts 14 15 

Churches 5 6 

Church members 110 183 

Baptisms 21 39 

Sunday-schools 10 11 

Sunday-school enrollment 325 537 

Native helpers 2 4 

Money contributed $131.11 $373.44 

Substantial advance during four years should be noted in the following particulars: 

Our Tokyo church, under leadership of an American-trained pastor of great ability, 
has reached the point of self-support — the first church in our Mission to achieve such 
distinction. The Tokyo Bible Training School has become a theological school of 
standard curriculum. The improvement was made possible when the Rhode Island and 
Massachusetts Conference assumed the support of Rev. S. Koshiba, and allowed us to 
add him to the theological faculty. For successful work it is essential that our Japanese 
pastors should have good training, and the Theological School should have good support. 
By private capital a dormitory was built for the use of the theological students, for 
which the Mission pays a small rent per annum. 

Under the impulse of the quadrennial Convention held at Huntington, Ind., the Japan 
Mission was enabled to start a girls' school, which was located at Utsunomiya and 
named the Utsunomiya Christian Girls' School. Mrs. E. C. Fry is in charge, ably assisted 
by a corps of six teachers. About thirty girls are under instruction. For this enterprise 
one man has given .$2.50 annually for four years; but the school will require not less than 
$1,200 this year. A building fund of .$965.93 is provided toward housing the school, but 
that sum must be many times increased. 

A year ago last month the new and much needed church building in Sendai was 
dedicated. It is the gift of parties who desire that their names be not made public, and 
cost $2,000, built upon a lot also purchased with American money costing $800. There is 
still $175 to be paid on the lot which we will be glad to receive from friends who wish to 
make such an investment. 

All these items indicate a good permanent advance during the quadrennium, covered 
Tery largely with special funds contributed for the various purposes. 

We can report progress toward permanency and effectiveness in Porto Rico alsa 



Friends contrihuted nearly $500 to enable Miss Mishler to return to her post in Porto 
Rk'O and ootiipy a field new to her, but one that had been worked at long range. Miss 
Mishler located in Santa Isabel, and after a few months of arduous labor she organized a 
church and maintained a Sunday-school. Later she was conducting two Sunday-schools 
near by. This point is important and near the center of our field. 

The town of Salinas gave us a lot nearly four years ago, and in about nine months'" 
time the Sunday-schools of the denomination, with some personal contributions, enabled 
us to erect a very good chapel at a cost of $2,.500. The whole i>roperty is worth about 

A few months ago we obtained options on lots in the city of Ponce and in Santa 
Isabel. Advantageous terms were finally secured, and we purchased a lot in the heart 
of Ponce, not far from the public square, for the sum of .$2,^75, paying $87.5 cash, the 
balance to be paid in two years. In Santa Isabel a lot with old buildings was purchased 
for $.300, fronting the public square. Friends have contributed about $240 for a building^ 
for temporary use. The arrangements for building or remodeling have not been completed 
as yet. 

Over four years ago we began negotiating for a lot in Arus, but have not been 
alile to secure good title until within a few months. A lot has now been purchased in 
that important town at a cost of about $90. upon which it is proposed to erect a little 
chapel. The Woman's Board of the Erie Conference has raised $350, which will be put 
into a building as soon as arrangements can be made. 

On their part the Porto Rican brethren have met a proposition of the Foreign Mission 
Secretary by erecting two buildings, one little chapel in Canas, a suburb of Ponce, whicb 
has probably cost nearly $300, and one little house in Manzanilla, for which the frame 
work had been provided by a friend here in the States. 

Four years ago our foreign mission i>roperty was reckoned as worth $11,450. During- 
the quadrennium we have added property, most of it paid for except the Ponce lot, to- 
the value of .$8,775. Hence the total property value is now .$20,32.j. .$240 has lieen 
provided for a building in Santa Isabel, and $3.50 for the Arus chapel, and $965.93 for a 
building for the Girls' School. Not all of the funds expended in these improvements were 
raised during this quadrennium, but the larger portions were. 

This is a rather hasty view of the work, but it shows that the Board has been 
working ,in accoi'dance with the recommendation, of the last quadrennial. 


Tlie new departure in our missionary administration put one secret;iry in entire charge 
of our foreign work. The present Secretary was a new man in the office work, although 
for several years a member of the Mission Board. He has made plenty of mistakes, 
and learned a great deal. 

In part his time has been occupied with routine duties, like correspondence. The 
great increase in volume of correspondence indicates for one thing a growing missionary 
constituency, for which we should be devoutly thankful. 

Part of his time has been occupied with a wide-spread publicity <ampaign. The field 
work has covered nearly all of our northern territory, and has iieen very profitable. 
Usually your Secretarj' has gone in resjwnse to invitation, and for the most part his ex- 
penses have been met. Missionaries at home on furlough, field secretaries, and several 
members of the Mission Board, with other interested brethren, have been used more or 
less in the field. In effect the total result has been a campaign of missionary education, 
which has spread a knowledge of our own missions and of missions in general. There 
is a large demand now for the services of your Secretaries in the field. 



In the .third place a great deal of missionary literature has been printed and dissem- 
inated, with good effect. 

Still another portion of time has been consumed in editorial work on the Christian 
Missionary. That magazine has been adapted to support the campaign work. Whether 
that adaptation has lost it patronage we are not in position to say definitely. Your two 
Secretaries have shared the editorial responsibility. 

A fifth line of effort has been to secure interest in the great current missionary move- 
ments of the day, such as the Young People's Missionary Movement, the Laymen's Mis- 
sionary Movement, and the missionary conventions and conferences within reach of our 
people. A gratifying response to the Laymen's Movement is noticeable in the south and 
west ; but otherwise we have not met with large success. Rev. J. P. Barrett, D. D., was 
sent to Edinburgh, Scotland, as our representative to the World Missionary Conference, 
and he will report that gathering to this body. 

While not all of this work has borne immediate fruit, and will not bear it for some 
time yet, nevertheless we feel sure that ere long it will result in more than enough mis- 
sionary growth to pay for the expense and outlay. 


The total receipts, home and foreign, for the quadrennium closing October, 1902, were 
$63,057.32, an increase of 45% over the previous four years. For the quadrennium closing 
October, 1906, $84,976.52, an increase of 39.17%. For the quadrennium just closed, 
11103,368.46. an increase of $18,391.94, or 21.61%. Balances and borrowed money are 
counted out, but special funds are included. 

You are asked to look at the financial conditions from several standpoints. For four 
years our foreign work has l)een consuming more funds than were aefually contributed 
for that purpose, with the result that October 1, this year, we had a deficit of $5,582.20. 
This sum is a four years' accumulation, be it remembered. Our financial ditficulties began 
with the first year of the quadrennium, when the support of the Porto Ricau work was 
put on top of the other work planned by the Mission Board. We have temporized and 
borrowed, repaying and borrowing again as was needful. Overdrafts ^>n other funds have 
occasionally been used to tide us over, but a strict account has been kept so that we 
tnow to a cent the actual condition of the funds. At the present time we owe outside 
parties $2,500 on loans; all the other indebtedness is within our own missionary business. 
The obligations of the foreign work amount to about $8,000, showing that we have been 
running behind at the rate of $2,000 per annum. Had we been able to secure $18,000 this 
year, as we reasonably expected to do. conditions might be very much different. 

To cast further light on the situation, let us look at a few figures : The total receipts 
for the work in Japan and Porto Rico during the quadrennium preceding this were 
$4^1,912.18; for this quadrennium, $51,867.59. That is to say the actual increase in con- 
tributions for our foreign work this quadrennium has been $6,955.11. Special funds are 
not included. Our expenditures for Japan and Porto Rico for the four years prior to 1907 were 
$40,201.66; for the past four years, $.53,546.99, or an increase of $1.3,345.33, showing again 
that the receipts have not been commensurate with the expenditures. Special funds are 
not included. While the foreign funds have grown slowly, the expenditures have grown 
more rapidly. But the expenses have not increased because we have more missionaries 
to provide for (in fact we have one less), nor because we have attempted to do more work 
(we have fewer workers than four years ago, excepting the Girls' School). Aduiinistratlve 
expenses do not enter into the above figures. The simple fact is that the work itself is 
more expensive, and while we have tried to keep it just as it was four years ago, we have 



Taad to increase salaries and appropriations because living, and work cost more. It is 
almost true to say that we have really tried to keep the work from growing naturally. 

But these figures do not represent all that we have done in Japan and Porto Rico, 
for special funds have been invested in both fields. During the prior quadreunium regular 
and special funds in the sum of $48,569.58 were received for foreign missions, and the 
sum of $60,937.71 for the last quadrennium, or an increase of $12,368.13. During the same 
two periods the money, regular and special, invested in our missions amounted to 
^7,834.00 and $60,470.97 respectively, an increase of expenditures of $12,636.9"?. 

The Woman's Board for Foreign Missions raised during the last four years $7,249.05. 
and the preceding four years $8,328.19, a difference of more than a thousand dollars in 
favor of the previous quadrennium. 


Let us look at the cost of administration. From 1902 to 1906 the cost of carrying on the 
work In the mission rooms and home base was $4,657.02, and from 1906 to 1910 it was 
$7,342.52, for foreign missions alone; or $1,164.25 per year and $1,835.63 per year. This 
increase is partly accounted for by larger salary (two men being under pay), and partly 
by larger office expense. As to whether the increase has been justified the brotherhood 
IS left to draw its own conclusions. 


Two facts stare us in the face, whichever way we look at the conditions : we are 
spending more money on our missions than is furnished by the denomination and we 
are becoming habitual borrowers. We are not doing good business. True, we have made 
substantial gains in our foreign fields, and our mission property has been handsomely en- 
larged, provided we now make good and hold it. And we must make good ! We can I 
The most strenuous, persistent, and far-reaching campaign of the four years has just 
■closed with only $2,000 more to our credit than we secured the year before. Your 
Secretary is disappointetl, but not discouraged. 

However, this much should be emphatically said : we must not and cannot continue 
our foreign missionary work on the basis of the past four years with the receipts of that 
period. Two courses are open, either to adjust the work to the income, or to swell the in- 
come to meet the needs of the work. Our difficulties began four years ago, and have been 
steadily increasing, and will increase under present plans. The methods of raising 
missionary money now in vogue among us are utterly inadequate and must be superseded. 
In a few churches this has been realized and reform already effected. But nobody will 
have the temerity to maintain that as a denomination $14,000 a year is the maximum of 
our ability for foreign missions. 


The editorial conduct of your missionary magazine has already been alluded to. For 
two years Dr. Bishop was publisher, and since then the Foreign Secretary has been. Two 
years and a half ago nearly one-third of our subscribers were dropped in compliance with 
the new postal law. Subscription receipts have shrunk correspondingly, and perhaps a lit- 
tle more. From 1902 to 1906 the receipts were $4,325.33; from 1906 to 1910 they were 
$3,737.09, or $588.24 less. During the same periods the expenses of publication were 
respectively $4,293.70 and $5,129.36, a difference of $835.66. For the past two years the 
publisher has been allowed $200 a year for his services; the balance of the increase is 
accounted for by more illustrations, more postage, the use of premiums, and the forward- 
ing of magazine clubs. But even as it is, the magazine is well worth all Its costs to our 
missionary cause, and should be continued. 



At the last quadrennial there were several matters recommended to the care of the 
Mission Board which should be mentioned here. 

1. The birthday offering plan has been put into effect with good results in behalf 
of the mission in Porto Rico. 

2. The idea of taking one missionary offering a month in Sunday-school has been 
advocated and adopted by some schools. 

3. The acquisition of building sites and buildings in Japan and Porto Rico is evi- 
dence that the recommendation touching that matter has been heeded by the Mission 

4. The standardizing of the Tokyo Theological School and the establishment of the 
Girls' School have met the Convention's recommendation there ; but it was found im- 
practicable to raise a memorial fund. 

5. A denominational missionary conference has been found inexpedient, chiefly on 
account of the work and expense involved. 

6. Porto Rico has been administered as a foreign field. That has precipitated our 
financial troubles. 

7. Your Secretary has been instructed by the Mission Board to lay certain questions 
before this Convention, as follows : 

(4) The following vote was taken at the last Board meeting: 

"That in the judgment of this Board the Christian denomination is responsible for 
the evangelization of at least one million people in foreign mission lands; and the Foreign 
Mission Secretary is directed to bring this matter to the attention of the next session 
of the American Christian Convention, urging that body, as representative of the denomi- 
nation, to officially accept the responsibility named above." 

(2) Owing to the presence of Rev. W. F. Jordan at an annual session of the New 
Jersey Christian Conference, the brethren of that body became interested in establishing 
a mission in India, and raised money for that purpose, memorializing the Mission Board 
to lead the way and provide the balance of the needful funds. The Board is of the 
opinion that the Convention should endorse the establishment of such a mission before 
the Board acts, and directed the Foreign Secretary to lay this matter before you for 
action. It should be added that Bro. Jordan is now in the employment of the American 
Bible Society, with his headquarters in Porto Rico, and writes your Secretary that he 
believes it unwise to think of establishing the proposed Indian mission at present. 

(3) Appeals have also been made in behalf of the missionary work now being done 
in British Guiana and the Barbadoes Islands, which work was organized under direction 
and authority of the Afro-Union Christian Convention. Particulars were published sev- 
eral months ago. The Mission Board directed that this subject should be laid before this 
Convention, and the Convention urged to say whether that work shall become a part of 
our missionary charge, eligible to help from mission funds. The general response in 
money by which Rev. S. A. Howell was enabled to get to British Guiana to organize the 
mission, and the further fact communicated to the Foreign Secretary by Rev. E. A. Bailey 
that in his future work in British Guiana he will organize in accordance with the position 
of the Christians and hence seeks recognition, make it expedient for the Convention to 
speak its mind. 


Your Secretary therefore recommends : 

1. That the Birthday Offering Plan be again endorsed by the Convention and con- 
tinued in operation. 



2. That the once-a-month missionary ofiEering be again emphasized and recommended 
by the Convention to all our schools. 

3. That the matter of missionary conferences be left at the discretion of the Mission 

4. That the Mission Board be given authority to again administer Porto Rico as a 
home mission, provided that a year's notice be given before the transfer. Two visits to 
the island convince the Foreign Secretary that Porto Rico is and should be a home mission 

5. That the Convention vote to assume one million souls as our share of the un- 
«vangelized worlds 

6. That nothing be done toward a mission to India at present, but that the intense 
need of our present work be suggested to our brethren in New Jersey. 

7. That the mission in British Guiana and the Barbadoes be not adopted as a regu- 
lar charge of our mission department; but that the Mission Board be granted discre- 
tionary power to aid with a small appropriation from time to time, and that the Con- 
vention recommend that the Afro-Union Christian Convention assume direction of that 
South American work. 

8. That the balance of the funds needed for Rev. E. K. McCord's return to Japan be 
asked for during this Convention, with the understanding that they shall be paid within 
thirty days. About $560 have been provided for by cash and pledges, and $440 more 
should be secured. Passage has already been engaged, and the ship will sail December 

As to matters regarding the general policy of our missionary administration, your 
Foreign Secretary offers the following recommendations : 

9. That a continuous policy be adhered to with as little break as possible. Frequent 
change will prove a serious hindrance. 

10. That the two-secretary plan be continued, A single quadrennium is not sufficient 
to test the efficacy of that plan. The only hope of developing both home and foreign 
work is to put a man to each. 

11. That the general offerings be continued as at present ; but that they be 
supplemented by systematic weekly or monthly offerings in all our churches. That the 
samples of the Duplex envelopes provided for the purpose be distributed and the plan 
thoroughly explained on the Convention floor, and that the Duplex plan be endorsed 
by the Convention and emphatically urged upon the whole brotherhood, every church 
being called upon to raise or to supplement its benevolent offerings by the weekly or 
monthly offering for benevolences. 

12. That the Convention endorse and recommend the use of the Missionary Committee 
and Every-Member Canvass ideas as advocated by the Laymen's Missionary Movement, in 
conjunction with the Duplex envelopes. 

1.3. That the Convention endorse and recommend to the whole brotherhood the Lay- 
men's Missionary Movement, and that the Secretary of the Convention and the Mission 
Board be directed to give the utmost publicity to the Convention's endorsement. The pos- 
sibility of good to be derived from the Movement cannot be overestimated ; and the num- 
ber of our laymen already interested is encouraging. 

14. To secure relief in the present distress of our foreign missionary work, your 
Foreign Secretary recommends : 

(a) That a committee be chosen in this Convention to report to this body during the 
present Convention a plan by which the debt of the foreign department may be equitably 
distributed and voluntarily assumed by the delegates here asseniMed : that as much as 
possible be raised on the floor, and that the delegates be requested to present the matter 



to their respective constituencies Immediately upon return home; and that the plan con- 
template raising $10,000 extra during the quadrennium to maintain the present work and 
liquidate the debt, the Mission Board giving all possible assistance in executing the plan. 

(b) And I further recommend that the sum of $10,000 be the goal of such plan. In 
the judgment of your Secretary it will require $24,000 to carry on the present missionary 
work, liquidate the debts, and come out even October 1, 1911 ; that is to say, we will need 
$18,000 this year, and $2,000 extra for three years following, provided no enlargement of 
the work be contemplated. 

(c) And I further recommend that the Mission Board be directed to discontinue 
so much of the foreign missionary work as shall not be provided for by the reasonably 
expected annual receipts and the proceeds of the above mentioned plan by January 1, 
19J1. This recommendation is made in full view of the fearfully damaging effect dropping 
work would have upon the general cause, and a full sense of the hardship involved In 
cuting off any body of workers. 

(d) And finally, I recommend that the whole Convention resort to God in prayer 
before action is taken concerning measures of relief for our foreign missionary enterprise. 

Respectfully submitted, 

M. T. Morrill, 
Foreign Missionary Secretary. 
Dayton, O., October 21, 1910. 


To the Officers and Members of the American Christian Convention: — 

Greeting: — I have the honor to submit through the Secretary of the Convention, 
this report dealing with the Educational work of the Convention during the quadrennium 
now closing, doubtless the most fruitful and encouraging of our history. In the achieve- 
ments the Educational Department and the Educational Board have shared somewhat, 
though not to the extent possible or desired. 

Soon after the Huntington meeting, death removed from his labors with us our kindly 
and capable colaborer. Prof. W. A. Bell. LL. D., and at its first meeting the Board elected 
the Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D.. to serve in Dr. Bell's stead. Of the other members of the 
Board,-only the Rev. P. H. Fleming. D. D., of Burlington, North Carolina, retains the 
residence of four years ago. The Rev. D. B. Atkinson, M. A., B. D., has removed from 
Indiana to Jireh. Wyoming, the Rev. W. G. Sargent, M. A., from Toronto, Ontario, to 
Providence. Rhode Island, and the Secretary, then of Springfield, Ohio, near the denomina- 
tional center and headquarters, is now a frontiersman in the Rocky Mountains of 
western Wyoming, at the end of railway transportation. By reason of this distance 
from the center of operation, the consequent cost and labor of travel, the delays 
in postal communication and absorption in the great work of the plains, the mountains, 
and the Northwest, the Secretary asks that the responsibility with which the Convention 
has for eight years honored him, be given to some other. 

Two matters referred by the Convention four years ago should be reported. The 
Correspondence course of study was, after an additional year's work, amplified and 
an able corps of teachers enlisted. The course was published in pamphlet form and 
as widely advertised as practicable, but the registration has not justified the maintenance 
of such a course. 

Second: Earnest effort as chairman of the Special Committee on "A Christian 



University." to ascertain by correspondence the consensus on the subject, has tailed to 
reveal sentiment and judgment favoring such an undertaking now, lest we thereby 
retard the growth of existing schools. 

These schools have grown in numbers and strength, until the new record of fourteen 
centers of learning is made, as follows, in order of founding: 

Starlcey Seminary, Lakemont, N. Y., M. Summerbell, D. D., LL. D., Pres. 
Union Christian College. Merom, Ind., O. R. Whitaker, D. D., Pres. 
Palmer College, LeGrand, Io\va, Ercy Kerr, M. A., Pres. 

Christian Biblical Institute, Defiance, Ohio, J. B. Weston, I). D.. I.L. I).. Pres. 
Weaubleau College, Weaubleau, Mo., Fred Cooper, ;m. A., Pres. 
Franklinton College, Franklinton. N. C. Prof. H. E. Long. Principal. 
Kansas Christian College. Lincoln. Kans.. <\ G. Nelson. M. A.. Pres. 
Elon College. Elon College, N. C, E. L. Moffit, LL. D., I'res. 
Defiance College. Defiance, Ohio, P. W. JNIcPeynolds, D. D.. Pres. 
Toronto Bible Institute, Toronto, Ont., Prof. ,J. N. Dales. :\I. A.. Principal. 
Holland Institute, Holland, Va., J. 8. Rogers, Principal. 
Christian Girls' School, Utsunomiya, Japan, Mrs. Susan V. Fry. Principal. 
Cliristian Theological Scliool. Tokyo. Japan, C. P. Garman. M. A.. Principal. 
Jireh College, Jireh, Wyoming, William Flammer, M. A.. B. D.. Pres. 
In addition faith sees a school in Alabama, and another in South America. This 
list, four of which are new within the past four years, is worthy a place weekly, or 
frequently in the Herald of Gospel Liberty. 

Tardy and incomplete resiumse to repeated calls for statistics has rendered im- 
possible at this rime, complete and detailed statistical report. Approximate totals are 
as follows : 

Institutions 14 

Buildings 29 

Teachers 102 

Students 1260 

Ministerial Students 145 

Endowment $.520,000 

Value of Plants $650,000 

Annual Expenses $131,000 

In each of these items the gain has been substantial, though certain of the schools 
have in some points suffered loss by reason of conditions local or temporary. The 
most connnon of the influences decreasing attendance and thereby limiting growth, is 
the development of public and state institutions. The problem of the church schools 
is to face the changed conditions by meeting needs not met by the public institutions. 
There is just reason for the existence of a cliurcli school only when it provides better 
opijortunity for acquiring practical education, gaining training, and building character 
withal, than can le had in public institutions of its locality. Five of the fourteen 
institutions report about two-thirds of the total number of buildings, teachers, and 
students, and four-fifths of the endowment investment in plants, and annual expenditures. 
Among the gains of the quadrennium, that which probably means most to the Con- 
vention and the churches is the removal and partial reorganization of the Christian 
Biblical Institute, for herein is provided training for ministers and Christian workers, 
superior to what was formerly available among us. The improved housing of U. C. 
College and Defiance College are substantial gains, while their increasing endowment, 
and that likewise of Elon, assures prestige, permanence and power, 



The Convention Secretary has reported the amount of money passing through his^ 
hands for Education, but as not all this passed through this department, and as some 
came into the educational treasury early in the quadrennium directly from the churches 
and individuals, the figures will not be identical. Following is a summary of receipts 
and expenditures : 


Special .$ 483.03 

General 7597.78 

Special $ 483.05 

General 7469.68 

Balance in Bank $ 511.13 

The items of the general expenditure are as follows: 


Expense of Board meetings $ 247.64 

Issuing "Calls" 123.17 

Postage, Stationery, Expressage, Printing, Travel, Clerical help. 

Bond, Cuts, and Secretary's remuneration 231.71 

To correct remitters' errors in designating object 47.51 

Total miscellaneous disbursements 650.03 

Distributed among the schools $6847.93 

It will be seen from these figures that the expense of administering the aflCairs of 
the department are about seven per cent, of the funds handled. 

I would call special attention to some features of the Educational Commission's 
report : 

1. The Educational Board should be incorporated and employ energetic means- 
to secure bequests and endowment, the income of which should be used in the interests 
of our schools, and education among us. 

2. The Educational Secretary should be employed wholly in the interest of the 
Convention and its educational work. The investment of $2,000 or $2,500 annually 
in maintaining an efficient officer, solicitor, agent, lecturer and representative should 
bring returns tenfold. 

3. The proposed conference of college presidents presents a practical method of 
harmonization, co-operation, exchanges and acquaintance. 

4. Scholastic standards will hardly become denominational, but continue local,, 
the best in the state or section being the norm. 

The observance of "College Day" is an effective method of advertising and securing^ 

In addition to the matters presented by the Commission, the Secretary recommends r 

1. That the Educational Department in the Herald be not a Secretary's department,^ 
but that it be made to comprise all matter bearing directly on education, especially news 
from the schools, special contributions, and official communications. 

2. Since in- some states the public institutions are giving courses in the literary 
and historical study of the Bible, the church schools should no longer fail in this 
duty of acquainting the young with the Book and its contents ; its nature, and the 
principles of its interpretation, that it may mean more to them than the Book of 
Mormon to "Latter Day Saints," or the Koran to Mohammedans. Students may better 
be permitted to acquire and retain sixteenth century ideas of geography, physics, 



cheuiistry. and medicine, than of the Bible and religion. While the church school has a 
distinctive mission it is likely to be this— making the Bible intelligible and religion real. 

Brethren, be assured that the problems of schools, churches, theology, evangelization 
and redemption will under God be wrought out in harmony with the vision, intelligence, 
zeal and consecration of this unprecedented centiu-y. And though education is, next to 
religion itself, most given to cling to tradition and precedent, while holding fast to what 
is good because true, it will continue to prove all things, and to lay hold of what is new 
und true and therefore good also. 

With heartiest appreciation of the fellowship of the brethren, especially those of 
the Executive and Educational Boards, with consciousness of my own very meager 
accomplishments, and with thankfulness for the confidence shown and the honor so long 

conferred, I beg to remain, 

Your fellov^' servant, 



Revelations and revolutions come suddenly and unexpectedly, but the processes of 
education and the work of reform are slow. 

For this cause our people have not yet learned the importance of co-operation, and 
the necessity for prompt and particular response to official calls. 

Our independence is our ruin. Civil law is a limitation of individual liberty for the 
common good. Such law is necessary to all forms of associated life. 

A man has no right to citizenship, or denominational fellowship, who refuses to per- 
form the duties involved in these relations. 

Statistics of numerical and financial strength and growth, and of moral and benevo- 
lent efforts and enterprises, are absolutely necessary to intelligent and effective co-opera- 
tion along denominational lines. 

But your Secretaries are to PREACH to the people, and REPORT to the Convention, 
yet we are forced to ask the question of the apostle, — "How shall they preach except 
they be sent?" and also add — "How can they report if the reports are not sent?" by the 
workers in the local fields. 

Your Sunday-school Secretary sent blanks to seventy conference officials whose 
names and addresses appear in the Annual, and at present writing has received but 
fifteen in return. Where are the fifty and five? 

Of the fifteen reporting most of them complain of the same deficiency in interest 
and fidelity which abbreviates our report at this time. 

These fifteen conferences report 310 schools, 1,824 officers and 1,70.") teachers; a 
total enrollment of 20,802. They report $6,254.40 raised for local expenses, $726.99 for 
Home Missions, and $473.82 for Foreign Missions. They report 154 schools, (or about 
one-half the number reported), using the literature of the C. P. Association. 

They report 356 additions to the churches from the membership of these schools, an 
average of 2% from each school. 

They report four Normal, or Teacher-Training classes, which is evidence that we 
are too slow to realize and take advantage of the onward movements of the Sunday- 
school world. 



Secretary of Christian Endeavor 

REV, W. C. WICKER, M. A.. I.itt. D., 
Secretary of Sunday-schools 

Secretary of Education 


Member Board of Control, Aged Ministers' 



Some improvement is reported in the matter of fellowship with the great interde- 
nominational movements, but not enough as yet to give us the impetus needed to keep 
up with the procession of workers who are doing the best work in the Sunday-school 

The financial support given the Sunday-school Department has been gradually 
increased until now it seems to warrant some new departure in the service rendered 
by the Secretary, and also by the Commission to be created in permanent form by this 

With the valuable assistance of the Home Mission Secretary, new blanks were 
prepared for the use of schools reporting to conferences, and also for conferences 
reporting to the Sunday-school Department of this Convention. These blanks were sent 
from your Secretary's oftice to obtain the report from conferences, but we find that 
the blanks for schools have not been generally used. 

Some Conference Secretaries have seemed to expect that this department would 
furnish them without cost, with the blanks to be sent to the local schools. The depart- 
ment would ask for instruction along this line. One cause for failure in official co-opera- 
tion is found in the absence of an effective means of communication between the officers 
in charge of local and general work. 

The denominational newspaper is not efficient in this work because it fails to reach 
most of the workers in the local fields, and some other means must be employed. Your 
Secretary would suggest the use of the Sunday-school publications to this end. 

The patronage given to the Sunday-school publications of the C. P. A. is perhaps 
all that could be expected under existing circumstances, and indicates a measure of 
satisfaction with these publications and of loyalty to the common cause which are 
encouraging to the workers in charge of this work. 

We have need to be warned against the danger of resting satisfied with present at- 
tainments, for the world moves, and the Sunday-school world is making rapid strides in 
these days. 

In our judgment the time has come for the improvement of our Sunday-school 
literature by such a division of the editorial work as would bring a greater variety of 
talent to this service such as the different grades of Lesson Helps require. 

The Sunday-school Secretary might he employed in this work for a portion of his 
time, and a portion of the expense might be borne by the Sunday-school Department 
of the Convention. 

A "Department of Methods" in the Bible Class Quarterly, or in a Teacher's Quarterly 
such as other houses now prepare, would be a valuable help to Sunday-school workers, 
and a means of communication between general and local Sunday-school workers which 
is sorely needed at the present time. 

It is "high time" for a new and definite movement in behalf of Teacher-training 
among our people. Our Sunday-schools need the benefit of this movement, and cannot 
forego it without loss. 

Another body has not only appropriated our name, but has also pocketed many of 
our dollars from the sale of Normal Outline to very many of our people. 

This work has merit, regardless of its source, and while we had nothing ready for 
this department of work we could only rejoice that some of our workers were conscious 
of their need and their opportunity for equipment along these lines. 

The publication issued by some of the brethren of the Southern Convention 
in its present form is not well adapted to the popular need, and a revision of this, 
or some other publication for our people should be had at an early day. 


Nothing will do so much for the Suuday-school work among us as a general movement 
along this line. 

We should bear in mind that a very important part of a religious education is 
education in religious worl< ; hence the subject of Missions should be constantly before 
the schools, and opportunity for sacrificial benevolence should be systematically presented 
to the members of every class. To this end the Mission Boai'd should be in close touch 
with our Sunday-schools, and should teach "Missions" in every possible way. Your 
Secretary will seeli to complete the statistical report in time for the Annual of 1911. 

Lamenting our inability to be present with you in this Convention, but rejoicing in 
the spirit of progress which is apparent among the people, and hojiing for great results 
from the deliberations of the assembly guided by the Spirit of God, we remain as ever, — 

Your obedient servantr 

Sunday-school Secretary of the American Christian Convention. 


To the American Christian Convention: — 

I submit the following report. I undertook the work of the Christian Endeavor 
Department with much zeal and effort. I have with much effort gotten together some 
statistics, which I herewith hand in. I pushed the work faster and harder than the 
finance of the department would warrant. I received one hundred and sixty dollars 
from the Societies. I expended over two hundred and fifty dollars. I will say that I 
seek not for any reimbursement, and I am glad to give the same for the work. I will 
hand in to my successor all cards and data together with each and every item as 
touching the business of the department. I regret that my physical condition has been 
such for the last year as to keep me from my duties in the matter as touching the work 
in the Herald of Gospel Liberty. I also would have liked to try again for fuller and 
more complete statistics. 




By Rev. Emily K. Bishop, President of the Home Board 

There are women iu our own churches, let us hope none in this Convention, whose 
hearts give no answering thrill when the words of Jesus come to them to breali "the 
bread of life" to the unsaved in the homeland or the heathen in the regions beyond. The 
Bible is not silent concerning those who profess to walk in the ways of righteousness 
but fail to do the works of righteousness. In Isaiah 32 : 9, 10 are words of searching 
significance for them: "Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless 
daughters ; give ear unto my speech. Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye care- 
less women : for the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not come." 

And now there seems to be a message to those already actively engaged in the work. 
The sad conditions already mentioned and even those more serious were to prevail upon 
the careless ones : "Until the Spirit be poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness 
be a fruitful field. * * * And the wox-k of righteousness shall be peace: and the efCect of 
righteousness, quietness and assurance forever. Blessed are ye that sow beside all 

Is not God calling you, my sisters, to go out among our churches as recruiting agents 
to bring into the rank of workers for Christ's cause the indifferent and careless who are 
at ease iu Zion ; to gather the children into Missionary Cradle Rolls, and Glad Gleaners' 
Bands, kindle enthusiasm for missions among our young people, and organize more 
Missionary Societies, and Conference Woman's Missionary Boards? 

We need : 

Increased memberships. 

Enlarged gifts. 

More intercessors for missions. 

"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his 

For the twenty years since the Woman's Board for Home Missions has been organized 
pathetic appeals have come to it from the cities where the incoming strangers from other 
lands have become a problem in evangelism, and where the sinful and the downtrodden 
of our own nationality, cursed by the demon of intemperance and its attendant vices, and 
the "white slave traffic" and all its unbelievable atrocities have echoed the Macedonian 
plea, "Come over and help us." And the outstretched hands and imploring speech of the 
freedmen in the Southland, and the hungry heart-cry from the western frontier and the 
new Southwest, have commingled in a sad refrain in the ears of the Board because the 
means at hand w^ere entirely inadequate to meet the demands. 

Scanning closely the events of the passing years it is plainly to he seen that the 
watchful eye of the heavenly Father hath been over all, and here and there throughout 
our borders some of our women have been willing leaders in the organized work for 
missions, and in places where in the early stages of the work there were opposing ele- 
ments we now see those same conferences aglow with the mission spirit. 

The victories of the past four years will be given by the Corresponding Secretary. 

Concerning the past year the hearts of your Executive officers have been gladdened 
with the hearty reception by our constituency of the plan inaugurated at the Annual 
Convention of the Board at Warren, Ind., last fall, to raise four hundred dollars during^ 


Officers of the Woman's Board for Home Missions 


Mrs. Clellle M. Loback, Vlce-Pres. Mrs. Athella M. Howsare, Rec. Sec. 

Rev. Emily K. Bishop, Pres. 
Mrs. Alice M. Burnett, Cor. Sec. Mrs. Abbie B. Denlson, Treaa. 


the year for the Chinese and Syrian Sunday-school in our Boston, Mass., mission, by life 
memberships. That you all may rejoice with us I here announce that we have received 
47 to date. "We thank God and take courage." 

I believe, dear sisters, that with faith in God and corresponding effort the coming 
twenty years may open rich harvest fields before you from which you may gather many 
golden sheaves for the garner of God. He stands ready to be your guide, to direct your 
efforts, prompt your prayers, bless your gifts and through you save precious souls. 

To meet God's requirements there must be Consecration. 

"Consecrate yourselix's this day to the Lord." Ex. 32:20. 

Your eyes: — "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields." John 4:35. 

Your hunds: — "Let not your hands be slack." Zeph. 3 : !<>. 

Your feet: — "Run ye to and fro and seek if there be any that seeketh truth." Jer. 
5: L 

Your lips: — "Speak thou all that the Lord thy God shall speak to thee." Dent. 5:27. 

Your moneii: — "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse." 

Promise: — "And prove me now herewith, if I will not open you the windows of he.iven 
and pour yon out a blessing." Malachi 3: 10. 

Women of the Christian Church, I appeal to you to enter upon your God-given work 
with the courage and enthusiasm of the Holy Spirit, then shall the outlook of the coming 
twenty years "be as bright as the promises of God." 


I recommend joint meetings of the Woman's Home and Foreign Boards in the 
interim of the Quadrennial Conventions. At least that there shall be a biennial meeting 
centrally located, with programs prepared jointly by theexecutives of both Boards. Such 
a project was presented to the General Mission Board by myself as President of the 
Woman's Board for Home Missions several years ago which was the beginning of the 
agitation which resulted in the "Piqua Missionary Conference." which is conceded to 
have been a very heliiful factor in our denominational missionary work. A joint biennial 
meeting might greatly accelerate our woman's organized work. 

I recommend that every Conference Woman's Missionary Board hold a "Mid-year 
meeting." A day and a half or two days', business sessions and evenings. Addresses and 
papers and talks and missionary songs. The plans formulated, and the "round table," 
and discussions, etc.. umst broaden the work in the conference bounds. 

I recommend a memorial to the Quadrennial and the Mission B(»ards asking that the 
missionary work of the young people and children be auxiliary to the Woman's Boards 
for Missions, especially so as these Boards have already inaugurated these departments 
and have superintendents. Constitutions and helps, and some excellent work has already 
been done. 

I recommend to every Conference Woman's Mission Board to have an "Honor Roll" 
emphasizing the points best fitted to its needs. Miami Ohio has found the following form 
very helpful and continues it from year to year : 


Roll of Honor for any society, first, that has held ten purely missionary meetings ; 
second, has answered all letters; third, to have taken, during the year, the Christian Mis- 
sionary and the Herald of Gospel Liberty: fourth, to have sent money as dues quarterly 
to the treasurer of the Conference Board, equal to two cents per week per member; fifth, 
to have done Mission Study work ; sixth, to have Increased membership at least five per 
cent.; seventh, to have been represented in our Mid-year and Conference Board meetings; 



eighth, to have gained one new life-member to the Woman's General Mission Boarrl, 
Home or Foreign ; ninth, to have a Cradle Roll, and, where practical, a Glad Gleaners" 
Band; tenth, in addition to all other moneys paid, to become a ''Liiung Link.'' 

I recommend more and better literature along the lines of our woman's organized 
work. The more agitation and publicity the more speedy the growth of the work. In the 
past our Woman's Boards have been greatly hampered in their work because of lack 
of funds with which to publish and secure, for sale and free distribution, tracts and 
leaflets which emphasize the pathetic needs of the fields, home and foreign, the annals 
of our consecrated, self-denying missionaries, financial plans, and Bible promises, why 
and how organize and maintain societies, and so on. There should be some workable plan 
devised at this Convention by which to raise a "tract fund" adequate to these needs. 

In view of the many appeals for help which come to our women personally and in 
our organized work, and in view of the increasing need for funds to carry on the work 
frr which our General Mission Boards are responsible continuously, 

I recommend to the executive officers of our Conference Woman's Missionary Boards 
and of our Auxiliary Societies as well as our individual members, that we be not easily 
moved to take up "Specials," especially any which are not under the auspices of our 
National Woman's Boards. But to jealously guard the "General Fund," which from 
year to year is pledged by these Boards to the General Mission Board for definite work. 

The specials are attractive and always at hand, but common honest.v requires that 
when the Boards make pledges for certain missionary activities, and that that work in 
addition to what they can secure by their own efforts, does depend upon funds sent 
up to them through the "regular channels" — the Conference Woman's Boards and auxiliary- 

All these plans are in accordance with the workings of other denominational Wom- 
an's Missionary Boards. Many of them have achieved marvelous results. What shall 
hinder the women of our Christian churches of the United States and Canada from 
achieving like marvelous results when all of our women shall realize the need of this 
chain or organized work, and realize the need of the utmost unity of purpose in pushing 
forward our work, both home and foreign, the utmost reciprocity in the maintenance of 
our various activities, and loyalty to our own denominational missionary interests 
which demand that we must support our own. 

Dayton, Ohio. 


Submitted by Alice M. Burnett, Corresponding Secretary 

Perhaps a hasty review of the quadrenniums since the organization of the Hom3 
Board will show the progress we have made. 

The report of the Recording Secretary must be largely the same as that of the 
Corresponding Secretary and yet the Recording Secretary having access to the minutes of 
the past quadrenniums is in a position to see our development as no other officer or member 
can unless we except the Treasurer. Instead of giving you minutes in full I want to give you 
a few facts. The minutes of our meeting at Newmarket the close of our second quadrennium 
that we met at possible intervals of the Quadrennial Convention of the American Christian 
Convention and elected certain oflScers. At this meeting the Department of Literature 
and Mite Box work was inaugurated and Superintendent elected, Rev. Emily K. Bishop. 



We had contributed some money to the cause of HOME M SSIOXS mil had iuteresied 
a few sisters in our undertakings, hut we had only a few actual memhers and they vere 
anniml memhers only, there heing not more than ten Life Memhers. God was with them, 
however, and they trusted Ilim for growth. We met annually during the next four years, 
liesides holding called meetings of the Executive Board, with the result that there was 
sDuiething to report after the next quadrennial meeting which was held at Norfolk. Va., 
in 1!)02. "It was the largest and most enthusiastic meeting ever held h.v the Board." 
Plans of work were detinitel.v outlined and strong resolutions were passed, and women 
were added as members for life. (Sisters, there is where a distinct advance was made — 
ineml)ers for LIFE.) The minutes of the next four years show a steady growth iu life 
menders, in general interest among the women of our churches, and the certain appi'oval 
find blessing of the heavenly Father. At the last Quadrennial meeting a new impetus was 
given our work. The department of Cradle Roll work was inaugurated and Mrs. Emma 
S. Powers elected Superintendent. 

The meeting in 1007 at Dayton was largely attended l.v a consecrated hand of Cliris- 
tian workers, men and women. An effort was undertaken to double our Life Mend ership, 
and to provide for the use of the General Board for Home Missions at least fJ'J.iMMi. 
Connnittees were named and an earnest effort was made to accomplish this. At an 
executive meeting the Department of Young People's work was created and Alice M. 
Burnett appointed Superintendent. 

The next Annual meeting at Springfield, 190S. was well planned and an excellent pro- 
gram was carried out and most encouraging reports came in fi-om all officers, and from 
Conference and Auxiliary workers. Round Tables were conducted so ably as to give 
practical help on organizing societies, on conducting them In an interesting as well as a 
helpful way, on creating and maintaining interest in missions, and kindred toiucs. The 
qrestion was raised and fully and prayerfully discussed "what ]ilans may we undertake 
that we ma.v have more vigorous work than ever before"? 

The next meeting which was held with the Warren, Indiana, church was the most 
enthusiastic yet. It showed that the plans which had been adopted at the last meeting 
had been worked, not by evei-ybody as they should have been, but by many, and by more 
than ever liefore. Every ofhcer of the Board was present and reported In person. All 
Department Superintendents and the Organizer reported progress, and the large number 
of Life Mendiers not officers — as well as interested men and women not members at all 
gave great encoiu'agement to the cause. A committee was appointed to act with a like 
conunittee from the Foreign Board to confer with the American Christian Convention, 
relative to a special place as well as a special time on the pi-ogram, for the next meeting. 
The excellent arrangements that have been made for this meeting bear testimony to the 
faithfulness of this committee in the performance of duty. The program at Warren was 
full of bright, helpful, inspiring words and works, and was a blessing from beginning to 
end. Among other advanced steps the following i-esolution was adopted : Believing this 
to be an age of specialization and concentration of forces, and that God is wi.sdom and 
strength to those who ask, believe, and trust Him, therefore be it 

Resolved, That we accept the suggestion and plan recommended to us b:^ our 
representative of the General Board, in that we accept the raising of $400 asked of us b.'.- 
the General Board for the special work in Boston by securing, if possible, forty new 
Life Members to the Board, and that we endeavor to raise the $2,000 for the General 
Work through our Conference Boards and the auxiliary societies. 

A letter setting forth the facts and needs of the Boston work was sent to life mendiers. 
Conference Presidents and Secretaries and to a few friends with the splendid result of 



forty-seven life members for the Home Board. No one was sent to plead our cause, lust 
the facts in black and white, but it has been blessed of the Lord to interest our women. 

We have tried to obtain the history of the organization of each Conference Board 
for record. Also sought to obtain quarterly and annual reports, did the necessary corre- 
spondence in the maliing of the program for annual meetings, answered all letters for 
literature and information and sought to encourage the organization of Study Classes. 

The Executive Board has arranged and printed a year's progi-am for Missionary 
Societies which will be very helpful and aid in the use of Study books. 

We have reports from fifty societies with a membership of 725 and we have seventeen 
study classes. During the quadrennium seventy-five life members have been added to our 
roll, making a membership of 169 and five Honorary members. 

Indiana leads in the number of life members, having 71. 

Ohio 50, New Yoi'k 12, Illinois 11, Michigan 6, Pennsylvania 4, Maine 2,^ Missouri 2, 
Japan 2, New Hampshire 1, Vermont 1, Ontario 1, Montana 1. 

Report of the Treasurer of the Woman's Board for Home Missions for the Quad- 
rennium October 1, 1906— September 30, 1910. 


1st. year. Conference Boards $ 953,10 

2nd. year. " " 1,050.70 

3rd. year. " " 1.134.7S 

4th. year. " " 1,101.13 

Total $4,239.71 

1st. year from Local Societies 80.11 

2nd. " " " " • 145.73 

3rd. " " " " 79.31 

4th. " " " " 115.81 

Total : 420.96 

1st. year Life and Annual Memberships .ol.OO 

2nd. " " " " " 122.00 

3rd. " " " " " 20.00 

4th. " " " " " 190.00 

Total 383.00 

1st. year Special Donations 21.46 

2nd. " " " 24.52 

3rd. " " " 6.00 

4th. " " " 5.00 

Total .56.98 

GRAND TOTAL $5,100.65 $5,100.05 


1st. year Mission Treasurer 934.12 

2nd. " " " 1,227.72 

3rd. " " " 1,166.96 

4th. " " " 1,370.61 

Total 4,699.41 

3rd. year Indianapolis church 25.00 

4th. year Franklinton 6.00 

Total .31.00 



1st year Organizer ^^>^'i'- 




Total 210.35 

1st. year Expenses 54.00 

2nd. " " 52.28 

3rd. " " 18-28 

4th. " " 35.33 

Total 350.89 

GRAND TOTAL $5,100.65 5,100.(55 

Respectfully submitted, 

ABBIE B. DENISON, Treasurer. 


Quadrennial Report of Corresponding Secretary 

How often we mark the milestones! Another four years of time and life are past; 
and this closes the sixth quadrennium in the history of the Woman's Board for Foreign 
Missions of the Christian Church. 

At a session of the American Christian Convention held in New Bedford, Mass., 
October, 1886, this Woman's Board was organized, offspring of many fervent prayers 
and an ever-increasing desire for enlarged service for the Master. That Board, with 
Mrs. Achsah Weston as President, consisted of twenty-five members, representing the 
denomination in all parts of the United States and Canada. 

The following year, by action of the Massachusetts Legislature, the Board was made 
an incorporated body, and at its first regular business meeting at Craigville, Mass., the 
following August, a Constitution was prepared and adopted, and the Woman's Board 
for Foreign Missions was equipped and launched for active service, auxiliary to the 
American Christian Convention. Those twenty-five women immediately undertook the 
work of gaining the attention and arousing the interest of other women, thereby organ- 
izing auxiliary boards in the conferences, and local missionary societies in the churches. 

To-day the Board has a membership of one hundred and five, twenty-seven having 
passed on to higher service and reward, four during the past quadrennium, among whom 
was our beloved Treasurer, Mrs. Mary J. Batchelor, who had crowned her life with al- 
most twenty-four years of blessed service in this work. 

We cannot. close this retrospect without a word of intense gratitude and appreciation 
for two of our charter members with us to-day, wh6 have stood as bulwarks on the 
Official Board since the day of its inception: Rev. Ellen G. Gustin, first Corresponding 
Secretary, who succeeded Mrs. Weston as President and also Associate Editor for the 
Woman's Foreign Department of the Christian Missionary ; and Rev. Emily K. Bishop, 
Vice-President of the Foreign and President of the Woman's Home Board, and Associate 
Editor of the Woman's Home Department of the same magazine. Words are inadequate 
to express the value and unselfish devotion of these two women in their respective 

Auxiliary to this Board to-day are thirty-five conference boards with eighty auxiliary 



or local societies, and a total uieuibershii) of about 1,600. After this glimpse of ttie 
numerical outgrowth, let us also see the financial. 

During the twenty-four years the Woman's Board has contributed approximately 
$35,000 to the general mission treasury. Our Treasurer's report for the quadrennium 
now closing is $8,781.39 to the work, an excess of $500 over last quadrennium. Of this 
amount $(j,510.37 was sent to the general board, $012.34 to the Girls' School in Japan, and 
the balance to the various persons and lines of missionary work supported. 

At Huntington, in 1900. it was decided to recommend to the Mission Board the 
establishment ot a Girls' School in Jai)an, and the Woman's Board was asked to help 
raise funds for the maintenance of the school and construction of buildings. The School 
has been established and work is progressing with most gratifying results thus far, 
under the supervision of Mrs. Fry. This accomplishment calls for profound gratitude 
to God for appreciation of the fund which our people have contributed. Mrs. Fry has 
not only given of her best energy to the work, but also of her own money generously. 
That meager sum of $012, as reported from our Woman's treasury, would shame us ; but 
remember, tliat is not all our women have done. Some auxiliaries have sent their 
offerings directly to the general treasury, and the funds which were received from Miss 
True's campaign while in the homeland, in the interest of the Girls' School, also passed 
into the general treasury. 

From this Board about fifty letters have been sent out every year of this quadren- 
nium — appeals for money, for larger and more systematic organization, for uniform re- 
ports. Often times we failed to get responses, which is discouraging. In October. 1908, 
our Foreign Mission Secretary, M. T. Morrill, made this statement : "Discouragement 
will do no good, but prayer and work will." A little later we found the sequel to his re- 
mark, when from the general Mission Board rang out the dreadful word "retrenchment!" 
Immediately following, the I'resident and t'orresponding Secretary of this Boai'd sent 
out over one hundred letters of appeal, and again we found a sequel when in pledges and 
money nearly $200 came in response. "Prayer and work" and a few stamps did good. 

The Woman's Board of the Erie Conference has done nobly in raising $350 for a 
chapel in Porto Rico. It is a cheering fact that within the past two .years 'several con- 
ferences, churches, and individuals have assumed the support of some specific person or 
enterprise, and we most heartily recommend this method. 

In membership and financial work the Miami Ohio Conference continues to hold 
aloft the banner of the Woman's Board for Foreign Missions, numerous in its auxiliaries, 
large in mendiership. generous in money offerings, aggressive and enthusiastic in all de- 
partments of work. Its total offering for the year 1908-09 was $861.90, for 1909-10 was 
$769. It's living link means the support of one Christian worker in Japan and another 
in the State of Washington. 

The Young People's Society of Dayton reports eighty-one volumes of literature and 
a good work for Franklinton College. This is a glittering report. Would there were 
many more such Conference Boards. But none the less honor and cheer to others of less 
strength and ability of whom the Master may say, "She hath done what she could." 
Ontario on the north is keeping pace with all the lines of missionary work, under the 
supervision of its zealous President, Mrs. J. N. Dales, sending annual funds to our 

We would tell of more, but time forbids. 

During the first year of this quadrennium a complete revision of our Constitution 
and By-Iiaws and report blanks was effected, and we note in the last two years a 
iwogressive step in an effort to establish a quarterly report system. Surely systematic 
statistical work is indispensable to successful organization. 



At Huntington, 1906, by joint action of the Home and Foreign Boards Mrs. Loback 
was elected organizer, three new offices were created and the following superintendents 
were elected: Mrs. Emma S. Powers, Cradle Roll Superintendent: Mrs. E. K. Bishop, 
Superintendent of the Literature Department ; Mrs. Alice M. Burnett, Superintendent 
of the Young People's Department. Each has done noble service, as is apparent from the 
large increase in all these departments. Mission study classes have been organized, and 
valuable progress thus made. 

Our Board has published several leaflets: History of the Woman's Board for Foreign 
Missions, by Mrs. Gustin, and a sketch of Our Pioneer Missionary, by Miss Alice True, 
being two of them. 

We note that those missionary societies which report the largest number of Christian 
Missionaries taken are the most intelligent, zealous, and up-to-date in all lines of the 
work; hence the conclusion — do all possible to increase the circulation of our missionary 
magazine. And in behalf of the Woman's Board we congratulate the present management 
on the high standard of the magazine given us. We are glad to acknowledge that our 
women are also helping in this work, as the presidents of both Boards are associate 

"No work is futile that is nobly planned, 
No deed is little, if but greatly done." 

For the incoming Official Board we bespeak great success and heaven's own bene- 
diction. Personally we retire from eleven years' service as Corresponding Secretary of 
this Board with conscious humiliation. We have done so little, and we see so much that 
might and ought to have been done; yet we thank God for the privilege of even "gleaning 
after the reapers" in His vineyard. In His name. 

ANNIE N. LIBBY, Corresponding Secretary, 

Woman's Board for Foreign Missions. 
Saco, Maine, October, 1910. 



By Mrs. Emma S. Powers 

When we lived in Columbus there often came to our home a very interesting little 
girl, whom Mr. Powers enjoyed asking her age, because he liked to hear her say, "I'm 

Some of you have learned since coming here that the Missionary Cradle Roll is 
four years old. It is not the Sunday-school Cradle Roll, as some of our good people seem 
lO think it is, but it is that department of our Woman's Work which was inaugurated at 
a meeting of the Woman's Boards at the Huntington Convention. A Superintendent was 
elected to serve as an officer of both the Home and Foreign Boards and to have charge of 
the department in a general way. 

As this was the beginning of this kind of work for our women, thei-e had been no 
successes or failures by which the Superintendent might be guided in her work ; no pred- 
ecessor to whom she could appeal for advice in order that she might profit by another's 



expei-i(Mic-e. There was no literatni-e on the suliject gotten out hy our own people nnii 
especially adapted to our needs. There was no plan of work laid down as a guide. There 
was no special fund from which to draw to meet the financial needs of the de- 
partment. The Sur)erintendent was thoroughly ignorant of the work as it was carried 
on I y the women of other denominations. So you see how empty-handed we were. 

The first thing that the Superintendent did was to go to school, as it were, with 
the Methodists, Baj)tists and Congregationalists as her teachers. She made a study ot 
much of the literature pulilished l:y our sisters of other churches and she began to have 
an idea of a leginning for Missionary Cradle Roll work in our own churclies. 

Other people's literature is good for them but it does not answer when it comes to 
making use of it in the Christian Church, and so the next thing the Superintendent had 
to do was to get ouf something of her own that could be used in introducing the Mis- 
sionary Cradle Roll work to our people. The leatiet entitled "The Missionary Cradle Roll" 
was published and sent to many churches, conferences and individuals. This leaflet ex- 
plains what the work is and gives the superintendents ideas as to membership, dues, etc. 
The second tract, "Hints and Suggestions," gives ideas as to how to have a Missionary 
Cradle Roll in a church. 

After much tliought and careful study, together with council with the President of 
our Woman's Home Board, and some other women, who could be seen personally, it was 
decided to adopt tlie same enrollment card, for our use, as is being used by many other 
denominations in this line of work. "The Little Light Bearer's" membership card is 
published by the Woman's Foreign Mission Board of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
On our side of the card is printed our own church name and other matter according to 
our direction. We had a special mite-box made for the use of our children. 

After supplies were made ready for the department, the Superintendent did what 
she could to get the work before our people. Five conferences were visited the first year 
in the interest of the work, and by letters an effort was made to introduce the work into 
thirty -eight other conferences. The plan of the International Superintendent is to have a 
Superintendent of Missionary Cradle Roll in every conference, and a local Superintendent 
in every church. At the close of the first year, October, 1907, we had secured twenty-eight 
Superintendents : seventeen C^onference Superintendents and eleven local Superintend- 
ents. Central Iowa (^>nference was the first to report a Superintendent. Mrs. Maud Kerr 
was appointed to act both as Conference Superintendent and the local Superintendent for 
LeGrand, Iowa. 

The International Superintendent sent out a call for all the names of the children 
enrolled to be sent to her that she might keep a general roll and have the list in our 
Missionary Exhibit at the Convention in 1910. She asked for one thousand names for the 
first quadreunium. The first list of names came from the Eastern Ohio Conference and 
this was the only list sent in during the first year. In the report of the Superintendent to 
the Home Board in November, 1907, she said, "We have eight names on the general 
roll, only nine hundred and ninety-two more to get to make the one thousand." We 
are sorry to report that the Conference and Local Superintendents have not sent 
ill the nine hundred and ninety-two other names. We have but five hundred and forty- 
five names on the general roll. 



The editors of the Christian Missionary have allowed space in the magazine to be 
used in the Interest of the Missionary Cradle Roll Department. Not every month. I lit 
often there appears in the magazine something that is of interest and is helpful to Super- 
intendents, as well as others who are interested in this branch of the work. Calls have 
been made for help in filling this space in the Christian Missionary, a few persons have 
responded, but we have been spared the necessity of refusing any articles because of the 
reat overflow of material for this purpose. 

In 1908 a special report blank was issued, and copies sent to the conference and local 
Superintendents. Each local Superintendent was asked to report quarterly to her Con- 
ference Superintendent and the Conference Superintendents to report to the International 

In 1908 also, we had a special program for Missionary Cradle Roll Rally Day pub- 
lished and a copy sent to every Superintendent. These programs were used by only a few 
3f the local Superintendents. It was not the fault of the Superintendents perhaps, but of 
:he program itself. 

Thirty-seven were added to the list of Superintendents during the second year. In 
1909 six Superintendents were added, and during the past year only three have been re- 
ported. I do not know whether the seeming decrease in the work is due to the International 
Superintendent or to the Conference Superintendents, or to the local pastors and churches. 
DUt some one is to blame for there not being a local Superintendent of Missionary Cradle 
^o\\ in every one of our churches. 

Literature, in the form of post-card invitations, for Rally Day, also a Missionary 
I^radle Roll Story, entitled "Robert's Missionary Cradle Roll." has lieen pullislied this year, 
n the hope of arousing more interest in the work of the department. 

The money, raised by the dues and the mite-boxes of the children enrolled does not 
pass through the hands of the International Superintendent, except where there is no 
Conference Woman's Board, therefore we cannot give an account of the money added 
to our Treasury by this department. Some of the Superintendents have spoken of the 
amount raised when sending in their reports ; the amount so reported has been $60.61. 
This amount more than covers the amount furnished by the Woman's Boards to establish 
the department, which was $45.00. The financial statement is as follows : 


Received from the Home Board $ 22.50 

Received from the Foreign Board 22.50 

Received from dues 32.41 

Received from gifts 5-79 

Received from supi)lies 35.81 

Total receipts $119.01 


For supplies % 72.19 

For postage .• 16.42 

For express and freight 1 .45 

Paid to W. H. B 1 1.92 

Paid to W. F. B 14.93 

Paid for travel 3.15 

Total $123.06 

Amount of stock on hand is valued at $ 36.45 



Salable stock on hand — 

Cost price $ 14.35 

Sale price $ 28.50 

The ideal plan of our Woman's work is to have a place for our children after they 
have passed the age of the Cradle Roll. 

The work of the Young People's Department covers both the juvenile and the Young 
People's Missionary organizations. 


The three departments of work which are carried on jointly by the Home and the 
Foreign Boards, are, first the Literature and Mite Box Department, of which Rev. Emily 
K. Bishop is the Superintendent ; second, the Cradle Roll Department, superintended by 
Emma S. Powers ; and, third, the Young People's Department by Alice M. Burnett. 

The Superintendent of Literature and Mite-Boxes reports as follows for the year 
19(W-10: The number of tracts and leaflets sent out this year directly concerning the 
organizing of Missionary Societies and their maintenance and onward movements, has 
been 5,500. More than in former years have been the orders for helps in programs and 
actual work for the spread of Missions in our churches and societies. 

The literature work of both our Home and Foreign Boards is greatly hindered by 
a lack of suitable tracts for the different lines of the work, especially is this true of 
the Youjig Peo])le and Intermediates. 

There is a By-I^aw of the Boards that at the July meeting of each year, each Society 
shall take an offering for the "tract fund." "When this is done we shall have money with 
which to have tracts of our own printed, and to secure the best put out by other Boards, 

All Sui)erintendents of Literature in addition to the tracts and leaflets, should feel 
responsibility for the subscriptions to the Christian Missionary. Also Mission Study 
books and introduction of missionary libraries. The number of mite-boxes sent out have 
been some over six hundred. 

Both of these lines of our ^Mission work show some decline whenever we do -not 
have organizers or secretaries at work in the churches. 

Sitj)erintenclent Literature and Mite-Box Department. 


This oflice was created at a meeting of the Executive Board of the Woman's Board 
for Home Missions, February 6, 1908, and the Corresponding Secretary asked to take the 
work, with the idea that with other correspondence the work could be presented, litera- 
ture sent and by so doing create an interest in Missions among our Young People. 


This plan has been worked to some extent, a few societies have been oijianizpil ; luit 
this department of work will not be a success conducted in this way. There must be an 
enthusiastic worker on the ground; either an organizer, an interested layman, or, better 
still, a missionary p;istor who can see the need of training the future church for its chief 
work. The reports that come to the Superintendent are that there are large numbers of 
young people who could be interested but lack a leader. 

The Young People of the Christian Church are doing much more than is reported to 
the Superintendent. Our work is scattered; some work through the Christian Endeavor; 
others in the organized Sunday-school Class; a few with the Senior Societies; and many 
Junior Christian Endeavor Societies give one Sunday a month to Missions. All of these 
are young people and report through other channels. 

Two organized classes of young ladies are each supporting a girl in the Girls' 
School. Two societies have made their presidents life members of the Home Board. No 
doubt much work is being done of which we have no account. If by some means tlie young 
people of the Christians could concentrate their efforts and report through one channel, 
we would gather strength" and numbers. Here indeed is ji harvest and the sui)port of 
the future church. Shall we gather it, or wait until we need it and then take what we 
chance to find. These are to us a precious heritage to instruct for the Master's use. 

Superintendent Young People's Department. 


If the action and sessions of the Convention at Troy, Ohio, in behalf of the various 
departments of the general work were characterized by hojje and vim. as much and jier- 
haps more can be said of the sessions of the Woman's Board for Home Missions and the 
Woman's Board for Foreign Missions, which were held jointly from time to time and 
presided over by Rev. Emily K. Bishop, President of the Home Board. 

A called meeting was held Thursday evening. October 20, 1910. whicli awakened many 
tender memories of Mrs. Batchelor and Dr. Watson, Rev. Mrs. Gustin si)eaking feelingly 
of the former and Rev. Mrs. Sheldon of the latter. Arrangements were made to visit the 
grave of Dr. Watson, which was done Sunday afternoon. 

The project of uniting the two Boards was broached, and a committee appointed 
to investigate the possibility, legal and otherwise. 

Friday afternoon was occupied with reports of otiicers and other routine business. 
The committee reported that there seemed to lie no hindrance in the way of uniting the 
Home Board with the Foreign Board, and reconuneuded inunediate steps toward the union. 

Sunday evening will long IJve in the annals of the Boards and the memories of the 
women present. A woman's missionary meeting was held at the large Presbyterian 
church in Troy, when the house was filled to overflowing. Beautiful music was furnished 
by Troy ladies. Rev. R. Anna Sheldon gave a lirilliant address on "The World Missionary 
Conference at Edinburgh, Scotland," which she was privileged to attend last .Tune. She 
helped and thrilled her audience. Then Miss Ethel Culver, of Dayton, who has spent some 
time teaching in Porto Rico, spoke on "Our Missionaries in Porto Rico," explaining lucidly 
how they might help the women and how the women might help them. She spoke out of 
her own practical knowledge, and was warmly appreciated. 



Monday afternoon, the 24th, another business session was held, devoted to routine 
matters, followed by a workers' conference at 6 o'clock in the evening. 

Tuesday afternoon another largely attended meeting for women was held in the 
Presbyterian church, addressed by Rev. E. K. McCord, missionary to Japan, soon to sail 
for his field. He spoke on "Our Girls' School in Japan," entering most appreciatively into 
Mrs. Fry's work for the girls of Japan, and showing the extreme need of Christian 
education for Japanese women. Then Miss Noma Culver, of Dayton, read with good 
^ect, "My Thanksgiving Box." 

The same afternoon the committee which had been formulating plans of work for 
the ensuing quadrennium reported. The salient points as adopted were : The holding of 
mid-year meetings ; the election of conference organizers and the presence at conference 
sessions of a representative of the general boards to assist in lining up the conference 
women ; the combining of the oflSces of Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer of local 
societies and conference boards ; pushing of annual conference membership ; the 
creation of a standing committee on publications ; the effort to support a missionary 
through Junior Endeavor Societies and juvenile Sunday-school classes; nttempt to get 
representatives to the Jubilee Conferences of the Woman's Boards of America, being held 
throughout the country, and especially to the culminating meeting in New York in May, 
1911 ; proper celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Woman's Board for For- 
eign Missions some time during the year 1911. 

Wednesday afternoon was occupied largely by elec-tion of officers, which resulted as 
follows : 


President — Rev. Emily K. Bishop, Dayton, Ohio. 
Vice-President— Mrs. Clellie Loback. Darlington, Ind. 
Recording Secretary — Mrs. Athella Howsare, Norfolk. Va. 
Corresponding Secretai-y — Mrs. Alice M. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 
Treasurer — Mrs. Abbie B. Denison, Huntington, Ind. 


Hotiorary President — Rev. Ellen G. Gustin. Attleboro, ]Mass. 
President — Mrs. Alice V. Morrill. Dayton, Ohio. 
Vice-President — Mrs. Mina Conibear, Covington. Ohio. 
Recording Secretary — Mrs. Rebecca W. Coxen. New Bedford, Mass. 
Corresponding Seo'etary — Mrs. Lulu Helfenstein, Dayton, Ohio. 
Treasurer — Miss Mary Rowell, Franklin, N. H. 

At the evening session three superintendents, each of whom holds the same office in 
both Boards, were elected : 

Superintendent of Literature and Mite Boxes — Mrs. Emily K. Bishop. Dayton, Ohio. 
Superintendent of Cradle Roll — Mrs. Olive M. Clemra, Troy, Ohio. 
Superintendent of Young People's Work — Mrs. George Worley, Covington, Ohio. 

Thursday forenoon the Committee on Resolutions and the Committee on Revision 
made important reports, which were as follows : 

Resolved, That we express our hearty aiipreclation of the efforts of our National 
Officers to make the meetings of this session of the quadrennial successful and profitable. 

That we appreciate the kindness of our Presbyterian friends In giving us the use of 
their church. 



That we express our appreciation of the report brought from the World Missionary 
Conference by our representative, Mrs. Sheldon. 

That it has seemed wise to our heavenly Father to take unto Himself our beloved 
sister and efficient officer, Mrs. Mary J. Batchelor; Resolved, That we fondly cherish her 
memory, that her life be an incentive for more faithful service, and that we express our 
sympathy to her daughter, Miss Annie Batchelor. 

Resolved, That each conference within the United States and Canada be asked to con- 
tribute to the support of at least one girl in our Girls' School at Utsunomiya, Japan. 

Resolved. That more care be exercised in the collection of monies; that they be sent 
through the proper channels of our Woman's Boards, in order that due credit be given 
to our Woman's work. 

That we recommend to the National Boards that in order to do more efficient, united 
work among our .women, the various sections of the United States and Canada be organ- 

That we urge our Conference Boards and local societies to push the Mission Study 
Class work, believing that this is a most important phase of our work. 

That as this is the Jubilee year of Woman's Organized Work in America, as great 
interdenominational meetings are being and will be held, during the coming months, in 
twenty-five large cities of the United States ; Resolved, That the dates and places of said 
meetings be published in the Herald of Gospel Liberty and Christian Missionary, and 
that our women be urged to attend the meetings nearest their homes. 

That we urge our women to heartily co-operate in such plans as shall be formulated 
by our National Boards for the observance of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the organ- 
ization of the Woman's Board for Foreign Missions. 

Respectfully submitted. 












The Committee on Revision recommended the revision of constitutions and blanks for 
use of the various departments. Committee : Emma S. Powers, Clellie M. Loback, Eva Gott, 
Mary C. Kimball, Nettie Young. 

The session was closed by a rpsume of the various sessions of the Boards, and a 
quiet hour. 

Two features which were especially helpful were the mission study classes held at 
8 o'clock in the mornings, led by Mrs. Alice V. Morrill. The attendance some mornings 
was fifty ladies. Mrs. Morrill was master of the book, "Western Women in Eastern 
Lands," and made the subject very interesting. 

Worker's' conferences, to help the various conferences and local society officers to 
understand their work and plan its performance, were held afternoons, and did the work 
of training schools. They were appreciated. 

Probably the sessions and meetings shared in by the Boards at Troy have not been 
surpassed in our history, so far as actual interest and practical plans are concerned. A 
bright day is before them, and with new heart they are undertaking to bring things to 
pass during the next four years. May their anticipations be more than met. 

M. T. M. 



This Home was organizetl largely through the efforts of Mrs. P. R. Sellon as a 
memorial to her dec-eased husband, Rev. P. R. Sellou. 

It was orlgiually located at Castile, Wyoming County, New York, where a house and 
lot was purchased in June, 1S94. Soon after Hon. F. A. Palmer of New York City endowed 
the Home with .$10,000. 

The tirst inmates. Rev. and Mrs. B. S. Fanton, were receivetl in the following vear. 
From the time of its opening up to lOOS, eight old people had entered the Home" and 
finally departed to the better Home beyond. In 1907 the last inmate died and the last 
local Trustee having removed from Castile, it was thought expedient by the Trustees to 
remove the home to Lakemont, N. Y., wdiere a suitable property was for sale and pur- 
cha.sed in the snnuner of 190X. To this i)lace the transfer was made in October of the 
same year. Here it is under the more immediate care and supervision of the Trustees. 
The new location is beautiful for scenery, facing Seneca Lake and with a commanding 
view of the country beyond. Starkey Seminary is at the foot of the street only about 
one-fourth of a mile away. The church is within easy walking distance and Starkey 
Seminary Sunshine Lodge, which occupies the old Seminary buildings, is immediately 
adjoining it on the south. 

The care takers of the Home at the time of its removal were Rev. and Mrs. Alden 
Allen, who have continued to this time. 

The present inmates of the Home are Rev. J. .1. Ilillman, ,S7 years old, of Lincoln, 
Kansas, one of our pioneer ministers, who traveled and organized churches in Iowa and 
Kansas, and Rev. E. C. B. Hallam and wife, he for more than thirty years a missionary 
to India, under the Free Baptist Board. During Mr. Palmer's life he requested that the 
By-Laws be changed to receive ministers from any evangelical denomination, which was 
done. This in no way shuts out any of our own brethren. Here is a lieautiful Christian 
home where these aged people may spend their declining years in peace and quietness. 

There is still room for others who may desire to enter. 

The Home is in no sense a sectional institution, but is designed for ministers, their 
wives or widows wherever found needy in the entire denomination. 

A larger endowment is needed as we are obliged to depend upon donations to meet 
our running expenses. 

In 190(3 Mr. Robert Call of Stafford, N. Y., acting as the executor of his own will, 
gave $500 toward the endowment fund. 

We ask those charitably inclined to remember us in their wills that the permanent 
fund may be increased. 


Lakemont. Neto York. 



Presbyterian Cliurch — Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., Burlington, N. C. 

Methodist Episcopal Church — Rev. O. B. Whitaker, D. D., President Union Christian 
'ollege, Merora, Indiana. 

Baptist Church— Rev. Martyn Summerbell, D. D., President Starkey Seminary, Lake- 
nont, N. Y. 

English Lutheran Church— Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., Sutfolk, Va. 

First Christian Church — Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D., Dover, Delaware. 

A. M. E. Church, colored — Rev. S. A. Howell, Newport News, Va. 

M. E. Church, colored — Rev. J. A. Alexander, Raleigh. N. V. 

For Casstown, 

M. E. Church— a. m.. Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, D. D., Dayton, Ohio. 

M. E. Church — p. m.. Rev. Omer S. Thomas, West Milton. Ohio. 

For Christiansburg, 

Christian Church — a. m.. Rev. I. M. Hoel, Tuscola, 111. 

Lost Creek Christian Church — Rev. C. A. McDaniel, Versailles, Ohio. 

Sugar Creek Christian Church — Rev. Henry Crampton, Lebanon, Indiana. 



Dear Brethren : — As we enter upon these Memorial Services to-day, it is certainly 
with a feeling of deep solemnity, for many whose names appear on the roll of the 
departed during the last Quadrennium, to all human appearance, had as good prospect 
of life, at the beginning of the Quadrennium, as any of us who survive them. 

I am reminded of the words of Jesus, after he had accomplished His work and done 
the will of the Father on earth, and had returned to heaven, and had takeu His seat on 
the throne at the right hand of the Father. Speaking to His banished, but faithful serv- 
ant John. He said, "Behold I come quickly ; and my reward is with me, to render to each 
man according as his work is." While these words reveal to us the purpose and plan of 
Jesus to return to this earth again, they certainly suggest to us the importance and the 
deep meaning that we should attach to those words He uttered when He was on earth, 
"I must work the works of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when 
no man can woi-k." Night has come to many of our brethren since the final benediction 
was pronounced at our last quadrennial gathering. Their day of service for the Master 
has come to its close, and their reward is to be reckoned, when Jesus comes again, 
according to the work they did while the day lasted. Death did not change the character 
of their work. It stands to-day as they left it. Perhaps but few. if any, of our departed 
brethren, could say with their Lord, "I have finished the work which thou gavest me to 
do." Some of them, no doubt, were able to say with the Apostle Paul, "I have fought 
the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith ; henceforth there is laid 
up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous .Judge shall give to me 
at that day; and not to me only, but also to all them that have loved His appearing." 

Brethren, the announcement of Jesus to return to earth again to reward every man 
according to his works, and the fact that so many of our brethren have since the last 
quadx-ennial gathering, closed the work of life, upon which their reward is to be reckoned, 



should call us to a careful examination and beget within us a greater zeal for the cause 
we represent, and a deeper sense of our obligations to a lost world. There is nothing 
that can be said that will in any way change the reward these brethren are to receive. 
That is now fixed by the lives they have lived and the work they have done. 

No doubt that many of them as they liecame conscious of the fact that the work of 
life was closing, upon which their reward was to be based, wished that they had been 
more diligent in the Master's business, but that wish did not change the character and 
result of their life's work. 

Brethren, servants of the living God. we cannot change the character of the work 
we have done, but while it is day we may improve upon what we have done, by a greater 
spirit of loyalty to our T.eader and deeper love for each other, by a more child-like trust 
in the promises of God. and a greater concern for the lost. 

We can show our respect for those in whose memory we meet to-day. in no better 
way than by a constant and earnest effort to lead the men and women now in sin to 
the Christ who saves from sin. We can pay no greater tribute to their memory, than, by 
winning souls for Jesus whom they delighted to serve. 

If from the silence of the tomb these departed friends could spealv to us to-day, I 
think their message would be "Work while it is day," and they would put such an em- 
phasis on the word, "work" that forever it would have a new meaning to us. 

As the names of those who have left us since our last quadrennial gathering are 
called in memory of other days, we will be with them and recall the sweet fellowship we 
have had in the work of the Master. With some, there will be the recounting of the 
days of pioneer life, for the work of some whose names are mentioned in the list of the 
departed reaches hack to the days when swollen streams had to be forded often In order 
to meet an appointment. Be it said to the credit and honor of these dear brethren that 
an appointment to preach the gospel at a certain time, and a certain place, was held as 
a sacred obligation, and all plans of a secular nature and the cares and the duties of the 
home bowed in submission to the one mandate of the risen Lord. "Go ye Into all the 
world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation." 

As memory, to-day, calls up the service and sacrifice, the faith and love, the .joy and 
hope of these brethren who have gone before, we will do well if we lift a silent prayer of 
faith to our God. and ask Him to help us to regard with greater sacredness our appoint- 
ments to preach the gosiiel and to make nil secular affairs l)ow to this, diir divine obli- 

To some, memory will recall to-day the words of comfort spoken by the departed 
ministers, as the heart was aching and the tear was falling after the angel of death had 
visited the home. Those lips of clay spoke words of comfort then, and the heart was 
quieted as the message from God's sacred w<n-d was given. But now those lips are silent 
and the messages of love and hope must come from other lips. Conference and Conven- 
tion olillgatlons must fall on other shoulders, the work of the Church must go forward, 
and it will, if we are loyal to our Leader? Let the inspiration that comes to us to-day. 
as we cherish in memory the good that was in the lives of our brethren who have left 
us, live in nobler deeds and be manifest in greater sacrifices for the cause of our Lord, and 
tell in greater achievements for His kingdom. 

In this connection I make special mention of no minister but give the names of the 
departed with their Conference relations as they were given to me by the Seci'etary 
of this Convention. 

We never know when or where the shadows of death will fall, but we know that 


when they fall they are often responsible for much heartache and deep suffering, and 
the occasion of the breaking up of homes and the separation of children. 

Since last we assembled in quadrennial session, the shadows of death have fallen 
in the pathway of the following ministers: 

New Jerscij Conference. — E. E. Mitchell. 
Henry L. Belcher. 

Netv York Western Conference. — John B. 

Tioga River Conference. — Mrs. B. J. W. 
Slaught. A. J. Hurd. 

Mt. Vernon Conference. — Samuel S. Mc- 
Kown, died at the age of 95, C. M. Hagans. 

Eastern Virginia Conference. — Robert. H. 
Holland, died at the age of 87. M. L. Hurley. 

Richland Union Conference. — Martin Buro- 
kor. Ephraim Smith. 

Western Illinois Conference. — E. W. Irons. 
S. B. Laird, J. R. Welch. John McMillen. 

Eastern Indiana Conference. — George W. 
Blodgett, Joseph M. Coons, Samuel Long, D. 
F. Spade. W. H. H. Tate. Homer B. Bos- 
worth. Jacob Nealeigh, George W. Wright. 
Albert Long. 

Western Pennsylvania. — John Daniels. 
John Kingsworth. 

North Missouri Conference. — N. L. Jen- 
nings. S. T. Noel. 

Ohio Vallei/ Conference. — Henry Smith. 

RnrkingJiam Conference. — Charles P. Smitlr 

Krntuckii Christian Conference. — P. P. 
Bntler, Al 'Miller, T. C. McCorraick. 

Central Indiana Conference. — Wm. W. 

Ontario Conference. — J. L., Thomas 
Garbutt. Solomon Prosser. 

Lincoln (Colored) Conference. — Benjamin 

Ne%v York Eastern Conference. — Warren 
Hathaway. D. D.. Jared J. Wells. John Mc- 
Laughlin, M. D. Lyke, Charles S. Mace. 

Netv York Central Conference. — W. T. 
Grimes. J. Austin Mace. 

Wi/oming Christian Conference. — Tra C. 

Eel River Conference. — Mary A. Strick- 
land, William G. Parker, Levy Mai'ks, Riley 
Freeman, C. V. Strickland, D. W. Jones. 

WestC7-n Indiana Conference. — R. M. John- 
son. J. T. Phillips, F. P. Trotter, J. S. Nickle. 

West Virginia Conference. — L. B. Thomp- 

Central Illinois Conference. — John Green, 
Henry H. Gunn, Elmer A. Galbreath. 

Ohio Eastern Conference. — Charles H, 

Union Christian Conference. — D. S. Hutton. 

Northern Illinois Conference. — F. B. Rolpb, 

85 years. 

Western Michigan and Northern Indiana 
Conference. — Alonzo W. Willis, Samuel Car- 
son, Vance Cunningham. 

Georgia and Alabama Conference. — J. A. 

Northwestern Ohio Conference. — M. C. 
Todd, S. E. Smith, D. Lobaugh, J. H. Rogers. 

Southern Wabash and Illinois Conference- 
— John Evans. 

Ohio Central Conference. — C. A. Williams, 
Stephen Shirk. 

Alabama Conference. — John W. Stevens. 

Des Moines Conference. — William Bagley, 

86 years. J. O. Elwell. Both of these men 
Miami Ohio Conference. — T. M. McWhin- 

were soldiers. John Creger. 8r> years. 

ney. D. D., I. C. Waymire. .L P. Watson, D. D., 

C. C. Phillips, E. M. Rapp. William Bellor. 

Ohio Conference. — J. A. Southward. Frank 
Xichols, Alvin Wray, Henry Booth. 

Osage Conference. — John Whi taker, D. E. 

Maine Conference. — James Washburn, S. 
G. Wheeler. 

Kentucky District No. 2. — WilliaTf i. 
Parks. Matthew Taber. 

Michigan Conference. — Jolin A. Young. 
Thomas Linscott. died during the Quadren- 
nial at Huntington. 

Ohio Eastern Conference. Incorporated. — 
Jacob Smith. 

Rhode Island and Massachusetts Confer- 
ence. — William Olney Sweet. Nelson Luther, 
William Bradley, R. J. Nichols. 

Western North Carolina Conference. — J. H. 

I have a list of those who were not ministers that I will not read but special mention 
should be made of Dr. Bell who for some years past has been attending our Conven- 
tions and was at our last Convention at Huntington, Indiana. 

The life of the First Christian Church of Des Moines seemed at one time to depend 
largely upon the faithfulness of Sister Dora Ellsworth to the Sabbath School. She was 

Mrs. Batchelor, who was so faithful in connection with the work of the Woman's 
Flome and Foreign Mission Board. 




Richland Union Conference. — Joseph Cov- 
ey, Albert Bailey, Mary Garner, James Du- 

Erie Conference. — F. M. Ryan, Conference 
Treasurer ; George Overbeck, Secretary of 
Sunday-school Department ; C. A. Ryan, Dea- 
con ; L. D. Ciieesman, Deacon ; Franklin 
Leet, Deacon. 

Western Pennsylvania Conference. — Rebec- 
ca Lytle. 

Ontario Conference. — William R. Stone, 
W. W. Trull. 

Neic York Eastern Conference. — H. S. 
Bradley, chosen a delegate to this Conven- 
tion, Mrs. Warren Hathaway. 

Western Indiana Conference. — John C. 
Jackson, Deacon; William Utterback, Dea- 
con; Alfred Wilson, Deacon; Absalom Evans, 
Deacon; Elston Sayers, Deacon; William 
Kockins, Deacon ; Joseph Watts, Deacon ; 
Nathaniel Blackford, Deacon; Justin Heck, 
Deacan ; Jacob Kern, Deacon ; Ezekiel Her- 
sey, Deacon. 

Illinois Conference. — William Bond. 

Central Illinois Conference. — Thomas Grit- 
ten, Reed Thomas. John Henry, Mrs. Ruth 
Johnson, Hannah Yexley, John Harshbarger, 
J. O. Brothers, Robert Tracey. G. W. Pur- 
nell, Henrietta Bishop, .Jane Hughes, Ira 
Starr, Milton Chambers, Henry Hilton, Mrs. 

Shrieve, Mrs. D. N. Wagner, Mrs. J. W. 

Moonagh. Alonza White. Catherine Samuels. 

Ohio Eastern Conference. — W. B. Gregory. 

Union Iowa Conference. — ' — Howard Car- 
ter, Ephraim Carbaugh, Charles A. Brook- 
hart, John Swain, Charles Collins, Martha 
Dye, Newton Brown, Ann Morton, Daisy 
Fisher, Verua Gates, Lydia Clifton, Docia 
E. Rowlinson, Bell Slocum, Adam Picken- 

Western Michigan and Northern Indiana 
Conference. — Myron Fish, Eliza Harrison, 
George Strong. Johnson W. Culp, George R. 
Hortin Tarr, Albert Owins, Alva Pierce, Sar- 
ah Robins, Lavinia Smith, Elizabeth St. John. 

Islorthic ester n Ohio Conference. — Joseph 
Fox'd, Jennie W. Garner, Mrs. R. F. Hullibai - 

Indiana Miami Reserve Conference. — S. B. 
Osborn, Homer Mounsey, Mrs. E. Terhune, 
George Bickman, Frank Loucks, Mrs. Louise 

Southern Wahash and Illinois Conference. 
— J. P. Madden, David Roberts. 

Maine Conference. — O. O. Crosby, Nathan 
Miller, E. P. Burrell, Mrs. C. B. Webster, 
Mary Pitcher, • Budeshall. 

Michifjan Conference. — Isaac Hewitt, Dr. 
II. Hayward. 

Northern Illinois Conference. — Mary A. 
Rolph, died at the age of 77. 

'Northern Kansas Conference. — Mrs. F. A. 
Ma lone, Mrs. Cruson, Mr. Forrey, Mrs. Pier- 


The Commission on Temperance and Moral Reform divided its work into three 
parts — Temperance, the Observance of the Lord's Day and Purity — each member of the 
committee taking one of the above named subjects. 

The reports came to the committee from the individual commissioners and are con- 
sidered and recommended in divisions 1, 2. and 3, as named below. 

The following reflections may be accepted by way of recommendations for the 
churches at large in their work. 

In view of the fact that scientific temperance has banished all kinds of doubt as 
to the value of drink for beverage purposes ; in view of the fact that large corporations 
that engage human skill and resi)onsibility as their main means of profit are increasingly 
demanding total abstinence from intoxicating drinks on the part of their employees; 
in view of the fact that the best social consciousness expects the church in its mission 
of mercy and redemption to he necessarily and unsparingly against the drink evil: in 
view of the fact that the church in its best light, its holiest love, its noblest membership 
at the present is logically, ethically and necessarily against the greatest curse in the 
land, the liquor interests, it follows without any misgivings that the Church of the 
American Christian Convention should insist upon its ministry, its officials and wherever 


possible, its rank and file of meniliersliip lieiiig total alistaiaevs from all intoxicating- 
drinks for beverage purposes ; that no man or set of men engaged in the manufacture 
or sale of intoxicants should be eligible for any office of the church whatever. That aU 
Christian men of voting age should be encouraged to elischarge their political responsibili- 
ties on the temperance question on every possible occasion, and that although local option 
as a method of disiiosing of the saloon may have to be employed as a temporary expedi- 
ent, the sense of prohibiting the liquor business by law should lie the political sense of the 
Christian at the ballot box. All legitimate and recognized temperance organizations 
should be encouraged in their work against this great eiiemy of the church, the saloon 
evil. The' church should continue to declare its official conference gatherings as openly 
and always opposed to the saloon and should seek to have the right to franchise especially 
in dealing with the matter for its female as well as its male membership. So much of 
the report we ap])rove and recommend for adoption. 


We recommend the adoption of the reconnnendations as they appear below : 

That the conferences be urged to continued agitation against the desecration of the 

I.ord's Day and in favor of a Biblical observance of the day. 

Tliat all forms of sports, such as baseball, boating, excursions, dancirg. card i)laying, 

lawn games, dinner parties, fishing, visiting, and all kindred ways of desecrating^ 

the Sabbath be condemned. 

That all forms of unnecessary labor, such as the running of fi'eight trains, many 

passenger trains, many street and intorurban cars,, many shops and factories, 

farming, all grocery and cigar stores, all saloons and Iiarber shops and many other 

forms of unnecessary labor on the Sabbath day ))e condemned. 

That all preachers be requested to protest from their imlpits against whatever form 

of Sabbath desecration may be prevalent in their respective comnmnities. 


We submit the following recommendations : 

Resolved. That we strongly advocate the a(b)]ition of uniform divorce laws, permitting 

legal separations for scriptural reasons only, and forbidding marriage for a period 

of five years, if allowed at all. That we advocate very careful mating and marrying 

in the Lord to stay married during life. 

Resolved, That we rec*ognize but one standard of purity — alike for liotli sexes : That 

all should strictly obey the divine injunction, "keep thyself pure." 

Resolved, That we strongly approve of the Iowa law. which permits the confiscation 

of property, including furniture, leased or held by title, if found in connection with 

a house of shame. We reconnnend similar laws or stronger ones in other states, 

to be enacted and enforced to abolish these institutions of Satan and the attending most 

dreadful and inhuman white slave traffic, that we heartily approve of the Indiana 

law requiring marriage liieitses to be withheld from all persons infected with venereal 

and other transmissil'le diseases, whether hereditary or otherwise acquired, that 

we commend Ohio people for petitioning for a similar law. and we urge that such 

laws become general. 

Resolved. That we heartily commend the growing work of the American Purity 

Fedei'ation, tlie National I'uritv Association. Young Peojile's I'rotecrion League, similar 

bodies, also The Light and The Purity .Tournal. The White Life Series and other 

literature aimed to enlighten the people against the evils of impurity. And that we 

continue our membership with the great American Purity Federation. 

Resolved. That we urge the wise teaching in a pure and .scientific manner of 

sexology and chastity, in home, schools, colleges, and universities, also from the 

pulpit and rostrum, and that we urge our conferences to encourage this great work. 

Resolved. That we advocate a censorshiii over the moving picture shows and other 

exhibits and that we call for the annihilation of the liquor saloon as a great 

destroyer of purity and the home. 

Resolved. That to help save our own and help to save the race we ask the associated 

press and also local papers everywhere to publish these resolutions abroad, that 


nndcr (lie iiilliiciicc of llic iircss. Ilic iiimsscs iiuiy he iiwMUciicd to see tlio very Ki'eat 
<liiii>4('i's tlirejilt'iiiii)^ inillioiis Willi sluiiiicfiil hody (IcsIimicI ion mihI iillcr loss of soul. 
Hcsolvod, 'J'li;il we coiMiiiciKl M \vi(lc-si»r(':i(l orKiiiiiZ/iitioii of "Tlio ('ivio f/cnKiit!" which 
while ro.coKuWAuii tho distinct sopa ration of f^hurch and State, jiroposcs to hrinK 
toRother the good citizcnHhip of local conininnitics and states for tin; defense of 
pnhlic morals, for law (Miforconu.'nl, and for education and a^ilation on all lines 
of refoi-in work. 

Inasnmch as all the committee excerpt myself (chairman) had returned home when 
this resolution was referred, I report It hiick to the ConvcMition willionl recommenda- 
tion. IIiioii A. Smith, ('hairman. 


Your Committee on Christian Endeavor desires to sulmiil llie followinfj; report: 

We have received and considered the rei)oi't of (he Commission toKclher willi other 
niatler suhmitted hy (he deparlment secretary. 

We dejilore the fj;«'iioral lack of definite? information concerning? the work of the 
Chris! ian lOndeayor Society within tin; honlers of our denomination caused hy the de- 
cliiiin({ inlerest in nuiny seel ions. 

We would llierel'ore emphasi'/e I he needs of I lie wm-k as sumniari/.ed by I he Com- 
mission Dial : 

Flrsl, I'aslors and leaders ni'cd to lie ((uickentMl lo a sensi; of a vital importance of con- 
serving and developing for ('hrisi tli<» yoinitr lil'(! of the comnnniilies we S(>rve. 

Second, A clear and vilali/in;,' olO<'clive for individual societies and coufei-ence and State 
Associal ion. 

Third, .More ellicient <'onI'ei'en(e orj^.ini/.-it ion. 

Fourth, <ireater unity of action ;inion^' societies compris<'(l in the conference .-ind in I lie 
State Association. 

Fifth, A thoroughly orKani/ed de|»artment ot ( "lirisi iaii lOndeavor under the supervision 
of the .\niericaii ('hristian Convention. 

Sixlli, 'riiat the utmost care he exercised in the ap|)<»intnient of conference and Slate 
<"iirlstian lOndeavor olllcials, and that only those individuals h(> selected who 
eoiiiliine with c(mHecratloii, executive ahility. 

Seventh, That each (Vmf((ren<'e and State otiicial he urKed to visit when [lossihle at least 
once a year and in the case of smaller conferences as niiicli oftener as po.ssihle 
each societ.N iiiider his supervision, lo instriicl, |u nid, in .-in executive way, and 
to inspli'e. 

We also iir^ie our ('hristian Mndeavorers to attend all interdenominational conv(>n- 
tions, and that we <'o-operate with the interdenominational olllcers in liavin;; them 
our denominational iueetinK>* as often as jiossihle. 

We fnrlhermore recomiiiend that a permanent ('ommission of Christian Endeavor 
be appointed consisting of live memliers, iiiciiidin;,' tlie l)(>partnient Secretary. 'Phis 
Connnission to be iiiwh'r I lie ilirection of the I »epait nieiit Secretary, and to co-operate in 
uuiklns Ihe lufst possible use of the lui^fe allowed in Ihe Herald of Oosix'I Libcrti/. 

Second, That (he need of mission study as an objecfive for our ('hristian lOndeavor 
work be einphasl/ed in our periodicals, in our Confer(Mic(> and St;ite featherings, and that 
(he American Chrlsllan Convention Christian lOndeavor Secretary outline a Mission Study 
Course. l''ui'thei'more, that Ihe Societies lie reepiested to strongly i)ress the niission study 

adhering l<) tin iirse as prescribed, and that tho Secretary be asked to prepare subjects 

for (he stud,\ of our nwn dciioinimil ional lu'lnclpleH and missions in lieu of (hose pr(»pared 
for mission stinly in the iiileinat ituial series of subjects. 

Also, believing tlie < 'liilsl iaii Miidejivor w.u-k to be :in invaluable trainiiif? scliool 



for service, and realizing the opportunity of making lasting impressions on the mind of 
the child, your committee most heartily endorses Junior Christian Endeavor work, and 
recommends that the Christian Endeavor Secretary of the A. C. C. emphasize the im- 
portance of this vpork, by furnishing helpful plans and methods of Junior work for the 
Christian Endeavor page of the Herald of Gospel Liberty. We also recommend that 
the same provision be made for our intermediate workers. 

In addition to the resolutions of the committee, we desire to express our heartfelt 
sympathy for the Department Secretary, Brother Youmans, in his recent illness, which 
has greatly hindered the efficient work he would have otherwise done. We pray God's 
richest blessing to rest upon him and his work at home. 

Herewith we submit his report as Secretary of the Department. 


Filled with a profound sense of the goodness of Almighty God to us severally and 
collectively and possessed by a profound sense of our responsibility to God and to man on 
account of His multiplied blessings and abounding grace in Jesus Christ our Lord, we, the 
members of the American Christian Convention, representatives of the Christian denomi- 
Qation gathered in quadrennial session at Troy, Ohio, humbly and reverently acknowl- 
3dge His goodness and cheerfully shoulder our responsibilities. We unequivocally declare 
3ur undying loyalty to Jesus Christ our Lord and to His teachings, believing Him and 
bhem a sufficient power in the hearts and minds of devoted Christian Disciples to trans- 
form the world. We emphatically assert our belief in the world-wide mission of Chris- 
tianity, and in the world-embracing missionary enterprise, declaring our determination to 
bear an honorable part in both ; and in the burning zeal of our fathers for gospel proclama- 
lion, to continue which, we dedicate ourselves. 

And we severally and individually challenge every brother and sister in our whole 
ienomination to emulate the zeal of the Apostles and early heralds of the Cross, and un- 
tiring missionaries of all Christian centuries and our fathers of the nineteenth century, 
in proclaiming the Gospel and winning men and women to Christ; we challenge them to 
regard their possessions and their own lives as a stewardship from God to be sacredly 
ased for Christian ends; to adopt in public worship and in private life systematic and 
proportionate giving for all legitimate church and benevolent work, including Home and 
Foreign Missions. We furthermore challenge our brethren to repeat again and again this 
manifesto and challenge until it shall be burned into every hearer's mind and shall reach 
the remotest member of the most sequestered church in the whole brotherhood. 

All this we do with the full determination to make every declaration and summons 
foregoing effective in our own lives, and with all our brethren to fulfil the Lord's will, to 
the intent that the whole world may come under the loving sway of God and His anointed 

We recommend the following : 

Your committee finds upon investigation that there has been progress made during 
the Quadrennium by our "Woman's Boards." The financial gains are encouraging, and 
;heir work in propagating missionary enthusiasm is indeed gratifying. Our women 
in the work of the auxiliary Boards have done nobly. 

Your committee is of the opinion that their worlv is commendable and deserves 
recognition and encouragement. - 



That the matter of missionary conferences be left to the discretion of the Mission 

After four years of trial of the plan we recommend the endorsement of the two- 
Secretary plan. 

That the system of general offerings in use at present he continued, but we commend 
most heartily the method of weekly offerings, and that this be urged as the most efficient 
way of contributing to the benevolences. And that the Duplex Envelope system be con- 
mended to all our churches, and that an explanation of this form of envelope offering be 
given on the floor of the Convention. 

That the Convention endorse the plan of a Missionary Committee for every church 
and an every-member canvass in con.i'vmction with the use of the Duplex Envelopes. 

In view of the splendid impetus given to the church, and the sane and effective spirit 
of the Laymen's Movement, we reconnnend that the Convention appoint a Standing Com- 
mittee of five to represent the Church in connection with this Movement and to bring it 
to the attention of all our churches. 

That the Birthday offering plan be again endorsed by the Convention and continued 
for Foreign Missions. 

That the taking of a Missionary offering at least once a month be recommended to 
our Sunday-schools. 

That nothing be done toward a Mission to India at present, but that the intense need 
of our present work be suggested to our brethren in New Jersey. 

That the Mission Board investigate the work of our colored brethren in the West 
Indies and South America and use its wisdom as to the advisability of adopting it. If it 
is then adopted, the work should be provided for, and largely supported by the Afro- 
Christian Convention, under the supervision of the Mission Board, with such assistance 
as the Board may render in special needs. 

That in the JMission Treasurer's reports the account now designated "Home Depart- 
ment" be designated "Administration." 

That all undesignated funds coming into the hands of the Board be divided half to 
Home and half to Foreign Missions. 

That the $5,350.25 or thereabouts raised on the Convention floor for the Mission 
deficit is an encouraging beginning — and that the churches of the denomination be chal- 
lenged to raise the balance of the .$10,000 asked for, by February 1, 1911. 

That our goal for the coming quadrennium for Foreign Missions be one hundred 
thousand dollars. And that we endorse the recommendation of the Home ilission Com- 
mittee in setting the goal at a like amount. 

It is the opinion of this committee that one of the most important and etfective means 
for the dissemination of missionary intelligence is a regular publication along missionary 
lines. Therefore your committee very strongly urges the continuance of The Christian 
Missionary, and that the people be solicited to greatly increase its usefulness by enlarg- 
ing its circulation. We petition the Christian Publishing Association to publish The 
Christian Missionary at cost and in case the magazine is not self-sustaining, the deficit 
he charged half to Home and half to Foreign jMissions. 

Tnat we assume one million souls as our share of the unevangelized world. 

That in response to the request of the Northern Illinois Christian Conference the 
Convention instruct the Mission Board to try to raise $5,000 a year during the next Quad- 
rennium, to be used in general church extension. 

That in order to the raising of the balance of the $10,000 the delegates of the various 
conferences be asked to endeavor to raise definite amounts until the balance is wiped out. 

That to carry out this resolution officials of the various conferences be advised to 
hold church rallies by inviting capable speakers and taking pledges until the amount 
asked for shall be realized. 

That to further carry out this plan a fitting appeal be sent out from the Mission 
Office in the name of the American Christian Convention through the Herald of Gospel 
Liberty. The Christian Missionary. The Christian Sun and the Vanguard, to all the 
brotherhood to aid in raising the fund by February 1, 1911. 

That the Mission Board be instructed to assume no new obligations unless sufficient 
resources are assured the Board. 



Tour special committee on Home Missions after careful consideration of the reports 
placed in their hands submit the following: — 

Fii-st,_A Home Mission Secretary should be elected liy this Convention. 

Second,— There should be more direct and effective supervision of our Home Mission 
Conferences and Churches; especially should instruction be given these churches 
regardiiig financial and other methods. 

Third,— The Mission Board should demand results, and discontinue appropriations when 
such results are not forthcoming after reasonable time and effort. 

Fourth, — The Secretary of the Home Department should devote a part of his time to the 
promotion of Mission Study in our Sunday-schools, Christian Endeavor Societies 
and churches. 

Fifth,— The book depository should be maintained, and the circulation of literature that 
will increase interest in missions and promote the spiritual life and power of 
Christian workers should be promoted. 

Sixth,— The Home Department should co-operate with the Foreign Department in intro- 
ducing better financial methods in all of our churches, especially the Duplex 
envelope system and every-member canvass. Whenever advisable a separate can- 
vass should be made for Home Missions. 

Seventh,— The Board should be encouraged to develop Field Secretaries or Superin- 
tendents for the care of the churches and conferences, especially in the weaker 

Eighth,— Increased assistance should be extended to the colored churches and confer- 
ences after a thorough examination of their fields and their needs is made by 
the Secretary or some representative of the Mission Board. 

Ninth, — The "Bureau of Information" for ministers and churqhes should be administered 
more systematically, and the conferences should be expected to co-operate with 
the Secretary in forming plans for this work. Students for the ministry should 
be encouraged by this department, and the names of promising young men 
should be furnished to the Secretary. 

Tenth, — Every effort should be made to increase an intelligent interest in the cause 
of Home Missions liy the liest publicity methods among our own people, and also, 
by uniting heartily with any general movements for that purpose. 

Eleventh, — In consideration of the dangers besetting our religion and civilization oc- 
casioned by the incoming tide of foreigners, our Mission Board is hereby directed 
to proceed, as soon as practicable, to begin definite work among the foreigners in 
our cities and among the frontier people of the United States and Canada. 

Twelfth, — We ask the Secretary of Home Missions to personally notify, by correspondence 
or otherwise, every minister of the Christian Church to urge every church under 
his charge to become a Standard Missionary church and to report to the Secre- 
tary within six months, the general results to be then published in the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty. 

Thirteenth, — We commend the co-operation of the Mission Board with State and dis- 
trict conferences in raising and distributing mission funds. 

Fourteenth, — We urge all our conferences to raise conference Home Mission funds to aid 
work within their boimds. 

Fifteenth. — We recommend that we set for our Home Mission goal the raising of $15,000 
the first vear of this quadrennium, $22,000.00 for the second year, $28,000.00 for 
the third year, and $35,000,00 for the fourth year, aggregating $100,000.00. 



We, your Committee on Education, to whom were referred the reports of the Educa- 
tional Commission and the Secretary of Education have carefully considered the recom- 
mendations and suggestions of these papers, and beg to report as follows : 

1. We commend all our educational institutions to the more earnest consideration of 
the conferences, and of the brethren. 

2. We commend our former Educational Secretary and other members of the Educa- 

tional Board for the efBcient service which they have rendered in behalf of all our 
institutions of learning, and we would urge that they continue and. if possible, en- 
large upon the aggressive policy of the former Board. We feel that the result would 
justify a more vigorous office campaign in behalf of the Educational collection, and 
of all our educational interests. 

3. The Secretary of Education finds that the Correspondence Course inaugurated by the 
committee, under authority of this body, does not meet the needs of our people, and 
he recommends that it be discontinued. Your committee favors the adoption of 
this recommendation. 

4. Both the Educational Commission and the Secretary of Education are of the opinion 
that we are not at present in position to undertalve the founding of the proposed 
Christian University. In this opinion your committee concurs. 

5. We recommend that the presidents of our colleges, or other representatives of these, 
arrange to have a meeting every four years to be held during the sitting of the Amer- 
ican Christian Convention, for the consideration of any questions of common interest 
looking to mutual helpfulness and co-operation. 

6. We approve the plan of holding special "College Days" in the interest of our various 
educational institutions, and request the Secretary of Education to -give urgent at- 
tention to the same in his correspondence. 

7. We recommend that all our conferences, as rapidly as possible, advance the educa- 
tional requirements for admission to the University. 

8. We approve the recommendation of the Commission on Education that the worli of 
Franklinton College be commended to the favorable consideration of the Woman's 
Home Mission Board as a special object of their benevolences, and in addition that 
this College receive its proportion of the Edvicational fund as heretofore. 

9. Looking to the securing of more definite and vital facts concerning our educational 
work, we recommend that the Educational Board formulate a report blank which 
shall be submitted to our several institutions for their consideration and sugges- 
tions, and that then they decide upon a definite form, and have the same printed and 
sent to officials of the institution when asking for their annual reports. 

10. We rejoice in the efforts being made by several of the colleges to increase their en- 
dowments, and equipment, and commend their agents to the beneficence of the 

11. That it be made the duty of the educational department to acquaint all the confer- 
ences of the uniform course of study provided by the American Christian Conven- 
tion and to urge that said course be adopted. This is not intended to interfere with 
courses of study already in force in any of the conferences provided such courses 
come up to the standard set by the Convention. 


Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred the report of the Treasurer of 
the American Christian Convention, beg leave to report as follows : 

We find the Treasurer's report correct, and recommend that it be adopted by the 



Your Committee offers the following recommendations : 

That the Secretary of the American Christian Convention should be relieved of 
outside oliligations in order to devote his whole time to the work of the Convention, 
visiting especially the weaker and more distant conferences, to encourage them to 
more effective service and organization, and to do all in his power to build up the 
weaker churches, and that his salary be Twelve Hundred Dollars per annum. 

2. That after the present contract, the Secretary of the Convention edit the year book, 
the same to be published by C. P. A. 

That the mission secretaries and general secretary be advised to divide the territory 
and mutually co-operate, so that one of their number shall visit, if possible, every 
conference session in our brotherhood annually: that they arrange for institutes and 
mission training schools so as to develop especially the latent talent of our young 
people and the spirit of Christian activity. 

4. That the Annual meetings of the Executive Board be held in October of each year 
instead of January, for the reason that the Convention year closes with the last day 
of September, at which time all the accounts for the year are closed and should be 

5. That inasmuch as the administrative work of the Convention is steadily and rapidly 
increasing and thereby demanding more and more money each year, the Convention 
authorize an annual offering to be taken for itself or appropriation from the various 
confei-ences during their annual sessions. 

6. That the five annual offerings be left unchanged both as to purpose and dates, but 
that the Convention, through its Secretary, arrange that all work preparatory to the 
offerings shall begin three months prior to the offerings, so that each cause may 
have the benefit of a three months' campaign. 

7. That all our conferences be induced, if possible, to co-operate earnestly and 
systematically with the general officers in raising money. 

8. That the President of the Convention appoint an auditing Committee of two to audit 
the accounts of the Convention Secretary and Treasurer, said Committee to be a 
Standing Committee. 


Your Committee on Credentials recommends that. 

The Lincoln Colored Christian Conference of North Carolina respectfully requests 
to become a member of the American Christian Convention. This request was voted by 
said conference at the regular session at Graham, North Carolina, November, 1901). 

Your Committee on Credentials recommends the admission of the Wyoming Christian 
Conference to membership in this Convention, and that Rev. J. R. Cortner be seated as a 
delegate therefrom. 

Your Committee on Credentials recommends that the Ohio Eastern Christian Con- 
ference, Incorporated, and the Lincoln Colored Christian Conference of North Carolina be 
admitted to membership in the American Christian Convention and that the delegates 
be seated as delegates to this Convention. 



Your Committee on Resolutions respectfully reports the following: 

That we, the memhers of, and visitors to, the present Quadrennial session of the 
American Christian Convention, hereby extend to the pastor, Rev. J. E. Etter, and to the 
members and friends of the First Christian Church of Troy, Ohio, at whose invitation we 
have gathered in this city, and to the other generous people who have so kindly opened 
their doors to welcome us. our most liearty thanks for tlie very hosi)itable reception and 
entertainment we have received, and for their kindly efforts to make our stay here so 

We would also express our thanks to the churches which have so freely opened their 
doors to us and to the Postmaster and assistant Postmaster for their courtesy. 

That we. The American Christian Convention, now assembled, heartily approve of 
the action of the Protestant Episcopal Convention at Cincinnati, calling for a World 
Conference of all Christian denominations and that the Secretary of this body be in- 
structed to convey the sense of our approval to the Secretary of the Protestant Episcopal 

That the Convention thoroughly appreciates the earnest and extensive inquiry and 
labors of the various Commissions which have reported to the Convention. But as these 
have brought matters pertaining to them so fully before us, we believe it to be inex- 
pedient to print the various reports and findings in the Convention Annual, save such 
whole or parts as have been adopted by the Convention. 

That, To reach out to the regions beyond is the privilege of Christians whether the 
regions beyond be in .Japan or Wyoming, except that Wyoming is in the condition in 
which a good beginning now may mean within twenty-five years the possession of that 
State to our people, making of Jireh a center of tremendous Christian influence through- 
out the great west. 

To believe this is to endorse .Tireh College, at .Tireh, Wyoming. Some of our brightest 
and sanest young men are putting all their strength into this institution, which has a great 
future before it, and for the Christian Church if we will. 

The American Christian Convention heartily commends the work of Jireh College to 
our people at large. 

Resolved, That in consideration of the courtesies extended to our brother, Dr. J. J. 
Summerbell, during his recent visit to Hungary, he be authorized to send to the Rev. Mr. 
Josan of Buda-Pest, the following message : 

The Convention of Christians in America to the Unitarians of Hungary Greeting in 
Christ's name. 

That, We extend our most hearty thanks to the choirs of the Presbyterian, Baptist 
and Christian Churches for the excellent and delightful music furnished by them, and to 
the brethren who rendered efi'ective solos and to the Organist of the Christian Church. 

That, The American Christian Convention extends its hearty thanks for the appre- 
ciative and kindly attitude and service of the Daily Neivs and the Troy Record during the 
session of this Convention. 


Your Committee on Interdenominational Relations begs leave to report that it has 
examined the report of the Commission, and proposed amendments, and that satisfactory 
amendments having been made to the report we unanimously recommend the adoption 
of the report of the Commission and its several conclusions. 



Your committee has uot performed the duty assigned in the matter of Memoirs of 
Rev. C. J. Jones, D. D., for three reasons : 

1. The nature and extent of the work were not sufficiently outlined liy the Conven- 
tion to make clear the purpose of the Convention itself. 

2. The material was not available while the matter was fresh in the minds of the 
Committee and numerous other duties hindered the work ; besides this, it was difficult 
for a committee to perform a task that might be better done by one person. 

3. No provision was made by the Convention to meet the expense of such an under- 
taking and no provision was made for the publication of a book as the committee under- 
stood the idea was the publication of a life of Dr. Jones. 

If the Convention will specify what it wants done or leave us to prepare the book 
)n our own responsibility, we will finally do our l)est. 

Amended so that American Christian Convention accepts offer of Committee to pre- 
oare work on their own responsibility. J. F. BURNETT, Secretary. 


Your committee begs leave to submit the following: 

f'irst. That it is the sense of the committee that Brother AYeeks' report be adopted by 
this Convention and that special emphasis be placed on his suggestions as to 
the necessity of better co-operation on the part of the various Sunday-school 
Secretaries and the use of the uniform A. C. C. Sunday-school report blanks 
published by the Christian Publishing Association. 

Second, It is the sense of your committee that the report of the Sunday-school Commis- 
sion appointed by the Executive Board be adopted as read by the chairman with 
the one single suggestion on item 4 under recommendations in said report, namely, 
that the imprint shall contain the distinctive principles of the Christian Church. 


The joint committee to which was referred the reports of the Commission on Sunday- 
schools, Publishing and Organization, report the following recommendations : 

First, The adoption of the new graded lesson helps, under such arrangements as may 
be made effective by the trustees of C. P. A. 

Second, That we recommend that the text of the American Revised Version and the 
Authorized version be printed as the basis of lesson study in the Sunday-school 

rhird. That a new publication be issued as a monthly or quarterly for Sunday-school 
jteachers and superintendents. 

T'ourth, That the Christian Missionary be continued. 

rifth, In consideration of the requests from various sections of the country for special 
space in the Her aid of Gospel Liberty for publication of church news, and the 



impossibility of granting tlie same, we recommend that such news hereafter be 
included in the Field Notes. 

Sixth, That the Publishing House be encouraged to publish more denominational books, 
especially those of a historical or educational character ; and that other classes- 
of worlvs not directly in line with our work should be printed only when ap- 
parent that they would be financially successful. 

Seventh, That the Trustees secure expert assistance for the Sunday-School Editor as it 
may be required. 

Eighth, A conservative expansive policy should be followed by the Christian Publishing 
Association. A small per cent, of the earnings of the House should be expended 
in developing new fields for our literature and in enlarging old ones. Up-to- 
date and advanced methods should be employed to create a demand for our 

Ninth, The Herald in the bookkeeping and reports of our Publishing Agent should have 
credit for the space used in advertising our books and Sunday-school literature, 
etc., to the end that the paper be relieved, in a measure, as the burden bearer 
of all our interests that justice may be done, in a business sense, to the paper. 

Tenth, Men should be chosen as ofl3cers of the Christian Publishing Association, whether 
laymen or ministers, with reference to their business capacity to manage our 
publishing interests as a church publishing association. We recommend pub- 
licity of all business affairs of the Association to the end that the entire brother- 
hood may know how the business is carried on and the results thereof. 

Eleventh, That the Sunday-school Board for the next quadrennium be clothed with 
power to pursue further study of the conditions and needs of our Sunday-schools. 

To plan for a better co-ordination of all our Sunday-school interests ; 

To encourage the publication or purchase of the best possible Sunday-school 
literature ; 

To systematize the organization and perpetuation of Teacher Training; 

To work out definite plans and suggestions to be submitted to local confer- 
ences whereby the organized Adult Bible Class worlv, the interests of the Home 
and Elementary departments of our schools, Cradle Roll, school grading, etc., 
etc., may be more forcibly, intelligently and persistently brought to the atten- 
tion of our people at large ; 

To discover and train leaders by personal visitation and correspondence ; 

To proceed in an orderly way toward the best possible grading of our 
Sunday-schools and to discover and recommend to them the best possible series 
of graded lessons so that our progressive schools may be provided with the best 
lesson material through our own denominational supervision ; 

To devise ways and means of bringing the Sunday-schools of the Christian 
Church into a more vital touch with the International and Interdenominational 
Sunday-School Association as represented in county, state and provincial organ- 
ization ; 

And, in a multitude of ways that internal conditions will reveal and permit, 
to carry on, during the next four years, a campaign of education and agitation 
along Sunday-school lines that our people may catch the vision of the larger 
Sunday-school movements and take the place we deserve in the front ranks of 
Christian service. 

That this Board have authority to represent the Christian Church in any 
interdenominational move for definite and uniform Sunday-school standards, 
in case such a move should arise as now seems probable. 

We suggest, further, that this Board report to the next Quadrennial meet- 
ing of the American Christian Convention plans for creating and maintaining 
a distinct Department of Religious Education. 

Twelfth, That the Convention elect a committee of seven to prepare a form of systematic 
organization properly articulating all forms of our organized work from the 
highest to the lowest which shall be reported to the next session of the American 
Christian Convention. 





The work entrusted to your committee has not received the attention it deserved. 
There were no funds with which to make any practical attempt at remedying existing^ 
conditions In an organized way. Our investigation of the field assigned us reveals a con- 
dition of things which we can only hint at in this report. To give a detailed account of 
our findings would fill a volume of considerable size. Such a I'eport would consume 
much of the Convention's time without profit. The only thing which seems likely to 
arouse an interest of practical value, is to take some action looking toward i*elief from 
present conditions, which are doubtless familiar to the whole Convention. 

We therefore recommend the following : 


In view of the fact that man's labor is so much more productive now than formerly^ 
and the laborer himself receives so small a share of the product, we favor the eight 
hour system. 

2. That we use our influence to abolish the sweatshop. 

3. That we discourage the employment of children under fourteen years of age in 
occupations bearing compensation, and that such as must be employed in our present 
economic system, between the ages of fourteen and seventeen be given a foui'-hour day. 

4. That we deplore the lack of forbearance so often displayed in strikes. 


1. That we urge our ministers to discourage in every way possible the great divorce 

2. Since many of our Social ills are the result of false impressions received in child- 
hood, that our colleges be urged to consider the feasibility of establishing a chair for the 
instruction of students in parenthood, to include, of course, amicable relations between 
husband and wife. 

3. That we urge upon the Convention the wisdom of authorizing the Mission 
Board to appropriate at least $500 a year to the training of young people for work in 
the slums of our great cities. 

4. That our people generally be urged to study conditions in our great centers of 
population, laying special emphasis on the housing problem. 

5. That a systematic canvass be undertaken for the raising of $20,000 during the 
present quadrennium for doing as well as talking Labor Reform and Social Betterment, 
by a 5ct. per member contribution each year, the amount thus raised to be at the disposal 
Df the 1914 Convention. 


Preamble leading to the following important Purity Reform resolution adopted by 
the American Christian Convention at Troy, Ohio, October 27, 1910. 

Realizing that the Christian world is waiting for some general Christian body to 
make exemplary advance in Purity Instruction and Reform, and believing that God 
gives the American Christian Convention this glorious opportunity to work world-wide 
good to humanity, we urge as a primary secret of success in social and individual Purity 
Reform, that we favor the proper conservation of the sacred vital force entrusted to 
man by the All-wise Creator : 

1. As essential that children may be properly born — born with spiritual rather 
than carnal tendencies — born with healthful bodies ; 

2. As the effective means of overthrowing the house of shame and the white slave 
traffic ; 



3. As a means of eliminating the alarming venereal diseases; 

4. As. a means of fitness for spiritual power and great revivals in the churches. 
Resolved, That we strongly adA'Ocate the adoption of uniform divorce laws, permitting 

legal separations for scriptural reasons only, and forbidding marriage for a period of five 
j^ears, if allowed at all. That we advocate very careful mating and marrying in the 
Lord to stay married during life. 

Resolved, That we recognize but one standard of purity — alike for both sexes. That 
all should strictly obey the divine injunction, "Iveep thyself pure." 

Resolved, That we strongly approve of the Iowa law, which permits the confiscation 
of property, including furniture, leased or held by title, if found in connection with a 
house of shame. We recommend similar laws or stronger ones in other states, to be 
•enacted and enforced to abolish these institutions of Satan and the attending most 
dreadful and inhuman white slave traffic, that we heartily approve of the Indiana law 
requiring marriage licenses to be withheld from all i)ersons infected with pulmonary, 
venereal and other transmissible diseases, whether hereditary or otherwise acquired. 
That we commend Ohio people for petitioning for similar law, and we urge that such 
laws become general. 

Resolved, That we heartily commend the growing work of tlie American Purity 
Federation, the National Purity Association. Young People's Protective League, and 
similar bodies, also "The Light" and "The Purity .Journal." "The White Life Series." and 
other literature aimed to enlighten the people against the evils of impurity. And that we 
continue our membershiji with the great American Purity Federation. 

Resolved, That we urge the wise teaching in a pure and scientific manner of sexology. 
and the chastity in home, schools, colleges, and universities, also from the pulpit and 
rostrum, and that we urge our conferences to encourage this great work. 

Resolved, That we advocate a censorship over the moving picture shows and other 
exhibits, that we endeavor to create a strong sentiment against the existing prudery 
which so hinders safe instruction, and that we call for the annihilation of the liquor 
saloon as a great destroyer of purity and the home. 

Resolved, That to help save our own and to help save the rate we ask the associated 
press and also local papers everywhere to publish these resolutions abroad that adding 
the influence of the press, the masses may be awakened to see the very great dangers 
threatening millions with shameful body destruction and utter loss of soul. 


The Secretary was authorized to turn over to the Editor of the Christian 
Annual the entire proceedings of the session and later the following resolution 
"was adopted. 

"That the Convention thoroughly appreciates the earnest and extensive inquiry and 
labors of the various Commissions which have re]»orted to the Convention. But as these 
have brought the matters pertaining to them so fully before us, we believe it to be inex- 
pedient to print the various reports and findings in the Convention Annual, save such 
whole or parts as have been adopted by the Convention." 

The Secretary finds that the report of the Commission on Interdenomina- 
tional Relations and the Commission on Sunday-schools were the only reports 
adopted by the Convention, and not until they were amended, and hence they 
are the only ones that have been given in full to the Annual. 



As the Chairman of your Commission on Interdenominational Relations, under direc- 
tion of the Convention, it becomes my present duty to report on behalf of the Commis- 
sion somewhat as to the history of such relations generally, and more particularly as 
they affect our own people ; somewhat as to the present conditions of such relations be- 
tween ourselves and other denominations, and then somewhat as to w^hat may be expected 
of such relations both for ourselves and the Christian world. 

In the preparation of this report it may be said that each member of the Commission 
was consulted as to the manner and matter of the report. On the basis of the replies 
received a preliminary report was submitted to each member of the Commission, and his 
further suggestions w-ere invited for incorporation in the completed paper. The present 
report is the outcome of these investigations and suggestions, and is consequently to be 
taken as the report of the Commission as a whole, — of whom the speaker is but the 
concrete manifestation, — the voice, announcing the views and conclusions of the Commis- 

For the first thing it may be freely stated that Interdenominational Relations, which 
amount to anything, are of very recent growth. 

Something of the kind was known in the correspondence of the Reformers of the 
Sixteenth Century, when Luther, Zwingli and Calvin, and other leaders of the time, 
conferred on matters of doctrine or polity; and yet their correspondence may be said 
to have been less of Lutherans, Zwinglians and Calvinists, as such, as denominations, than 
as a friendly interchange of greetings and opinions of the leaders themselves. In other 
words, it was personal, and not interdenominational. 

And at the beginnings of our own denomination there were fraternal relations exist- 
ing between ministers of the Christians and those of one or two other denominations ; but 
again, these were the personal exhibitions of fellowship, and could not be called Inter- 

Still again, when the great Christian movements of the last century were inaugurated, 
and ministers and members of the various churches joined together in the Temperance 
Movement, in the Tract Society, in the Bible Society, in the Sunday-School Union, in the 
Young People's Christian Associations, and in the Evangelical Alliance; while 
the denominations favored these organizations, and were moving toward a broader Chris- 
tian sympathy, the denominations as such did not act in them. The ministers and mem- 
bers so associated moved on their own personal responsibility. Not yet could it be truly 
claimed that there were real Interdenominational Relations. 

As a matter of fact Interdenominational Relations have come to pass in the 
churches through a tedious period of development and education, which the student 
of history may divide by its four progressive steps. 

At the beginning the general attitude of denominational life was that of belliger- 
ency. The very existence of a denomination was grounded on some dogma, which was 
deemed fundamental enough to warrant separation from others; — to mark its own 
position as fundamentally right, and that of all the rest as fundamentally wrong. 
Luther cut himself off from the Pope because he believed himself right, and the Pope 
wrong. The Baptists separated from the Lutherans, and the Episcopalians and others, 
because they held to the baptism of believers only. They felt that in this contention 
they were fundamentally right, and that those who baptized children were funda- 
mentally wrong. The Presbyterians separated from the Church of England because 
they could not accept any man as Head of the Church, nor as a lord over God's heritage. 


In their view that Christ was the only Head of the Church they felt that they were 
fundamentally right, and that all who held to the supremacy of the king or of the 
bishop were fundamentallj' wrong. Inevitably any denomination which is fundamentally 
based upon any dogma, — even a true one, which is not universally accepted, — must be 
belligerent. And the more fundamental it believes its distinguishing dogma to be, the 
more belligerent it must be. All the dungeons and foul instruments of torture so 
■cleverly and cruelly handled by the Spanish Inquisition had their justification on this 
principle, that Spain believed that she held the true doctrine, and that the men who 
denied the truth must not be permitted to live. Up to the middle of the Nineteenth 
Century, and with some denominations oven past the middle, that was the attitude of 
the most of the Protestant communions. They had none of the Spanish persuaders of 
faith in their possession, and the more humane laws of the time would not have pei'mit- 
ted them to use them if they had possessed them : but just so far as they dared go they 
went unflinchingly. They excommunicated ministers or laymen who failed to support 
their distinguishing doctrines. They stood them in the pillory of adverse pui>lic opinion 
nnd lashed them with thorny speech. They set them in dungeons of exclusion from 
brotherly fellowship. They tortured them with rack and thumbscrew of public trial 
for heresy. And though they could not actually starve them, they came as near to 
it as they conveniently could by cutting off their means of ^livelihood. We now look 
back upon all that with wonderment, — at that first half of the Nineteenth Century, 
■when pulpit stormed against pulpit, and when the minister of the church on this 
side of the street, while he was not exactly prepared to affirm that the minister on 
the other side of the street was certain to be damned, was nevertheless quite ready 
to confess that he could not see for the life of him how he possibly could be saved. 

From this strife of denominationalism our people were providentially spared by 
the attitude of union in Christ, which they occupied from the inception of their move- 
ment. That was a bold step of our fathers, when they declared that the basis of their 
faith should be. not dogma, but Jesus; and their bond of fellowship, not subscription 
to a creed, but vital Christian piety ; so that every Christian, every man who accepted 
Jesus Christ, and lived his faith, whether he had a long creed, or a short creed, or 
no creed at all, was a brother. Because they had no differentiating doctrine to sustain, 
they had no occasion to fight like the rest, and consequently the more leisure to preach 
the gospel. It may be true that now and then some minister of the Christians has 
failed to grasp this principle of vital Christian piety as the only bond of fellowship, 
and with the example of the other denominations before him, has made choice of 
some favorite dogma, which has seemed to him fundamental, and in order to sus- 
tain it has donned the war paint and dug up the tomahawk of sectional controversy ; 
but such instances have been rare, and the common attitude of our ministry has been 
that of love to God, devotion to Jesus Christ, and the warm handclasp to every Chris- 
tian who busies himself in promoting the kingdom of our Savior. In a world of denomi- 
national strife the Christians have been the pioneers of Christian love and union. 

The next step of progress In the churches was that of toleration. The denominations 
came to see that there were dear brethren and faithful Christians in the other de- 
nominations round about them. Points of contact were found in common movements 
of Christian work, as they pled with the -inebriate from the temperance platform, as 
they engaged in the labors of the Sunday-school Union, and as they sought to save the 
young men of our cities through the ministration of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation. In a dim way Methodists began to realize that Episco))alians could pray even 
when they were reading out of a book, and Baptists could realize that Theodore 

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Cuyler and John Hall were captains in tlie Lord's army, even if they had been inns 
tered into the service with some slight difference of form. The congregations began 
to enjoy this broader spirit in advance of the ministers, and when gaps were dis- 
closed in the old walls of partition, they were ready to visit sister churches and 
hear the gospel from another herald. About this time exchanges of pulpits, which had 
before been confined strictly to one's own denomination, began to occur across denom- 
inational lines. In the large cities distinguished preachers made such exchanges with 
commendable frequency, and the pleasant custom was presently introduced of wel- 
coming a new minister to the town, not only by talcing part in his installation, but also 
by soon tendering him a pulpit exchange. 

All this was indicative of a great growth of Christian sentiment. It marked a shift of 
emphasis in the matter of fundamental truth. Whether those immediately interested 
understood its full interpretation or not, it was proof positive that the denomiua 
tions were waking up to the f;ict that the other denominations had some beliefs that 
were worth while, and that possibly some of the things that they themselves had been 
pressing so stoutly might not be so fundamentally important after all. It seems quit'^ 
clear therefore that the period of toleration in the churches was coincident with relaxa- 
tion of the stress laid on denominational dogma. Denominations were less insistent 
on their points of divergence, and were thinking more of their common faith in Jesus. 
And so the sounds of strife were lulled in the camp, and the Lord's hosts began to feel 
more the pulses of a common life and purpose. 

But with such marked advance in Christian thought the spirit of comity could 
not pause with toleration. Truth is largely self-propagating. No man can lay the 
bound to which an idea shall go and never pass beyond it. Close on the heel of toler- 
ation comes recognition. If the brother on the other side of a denominational line is 
a Christian, then his denomination, which holds the same faith with himself, is to be 
greeted as a friendly, and not as a hostile force. And so there comes to pass the ap- 
pointment of fraternal messengers, who carry greetings to some other Christian body, 
in state or national session. 

So in 1867 the Rev. D. W. Moore was sent by our Marion Convention as a fraternal 
delegate to the Genei-al Baptists in England. And in 1898 the Congregationalists sent 
Drs. W. Hayes Ward and S. W. Dike to our Haverhill Convention, and we reciprocated 
the courtesy by appointing Dr. J. B. Weston to attend their Triennial Council at Syra- 
cuse, in 1899. where he received true Christian welcome. And in 1906 the American 
Unitarian Association sent greetings to our Huntington Convention by the Rev. S. C. 
Wicks, and our Convention returned the compliment by delegating Dr. J. J. Sum- 
merl)ell to their Boston Association in 1907, where he delivered an address which 
was enthusiastically applauded and most cordially welcomed. 

And this very year our Convention has given credentials to Dr. J. J. Summerbell 
and Dr. Carlyle Summerbell to carry Christian greetings to the World's Congress on 
Free Christianity and Religious Progress, which assembled in Berlin, Germany, this 
last August, and there they experienced every courtesy that could be asked for. 

What we have been doing thus in our modest way has for some years been the 
practice among the more progressive denominations in their state and national as- 
semblies. So far have they accepted the principle of interdenominational recognition 
that the most of the denominations in their state or national sessions set apart a special 
place on their programs, for the reception of fraternal delegates from other denominations, 
and their greetings of brotherhood in Jesus. 

The step beyond recognition is co-operation. Recognition is the kind word, the 
friendly salutation, the consent to the proposition that the brother in Christ is a 


brother, uotwitbstancling his allegiance to another denomination; but co-operation, the 
massing of the several brigades of the Lord's army at some connnon point, in a united 
movement against sin and Satan, that is a consummation of profoundly greater mo- 
ment, and most devoutly to be v^dshed. It is the healing of the wounds of Christ. 
It is silencing the dissensions of Christendom and lifting the triumphant song of a 
united faith. And it has been reserved for our day and age for tliis great achieve- 
ment to be brought to' pass, and happy should we be that our prayer for the Lord's 
people to be one should already have so much of an answer, with the prospect of the 
much completer answer while we are still alive to see. 

The story of interdenominational co-operation up to the present may be briefly 
told. It was in 1890 that the representatives of five denominations, our own being 
represented among them, met in the State of Maine to consult as to the 'ways and means 
of saving waste and loss in Christian work in that state. As a result of their delib- 
erations it was decided in 1891 to oi'ganize an Interdenominational Commission, of the 
five denominations before mentioned, which should give counsel as to the opening of a 
church in new territory, and how far it would lie wise to encourage a dying church 
to keep up the struggle. This Commission has won the complete confidence of the 
churches of Maine, and recently it has augmented its activities by evangelistic work 
in places where no one denomination could operate successfully alone. 

Under impulse of the movement in Maine a Federation of the leading de- 
nominations in the State of New York was Inaugurated in 1900, and the movement 
was gradually extended to other states. 

In 1900 a National Federation was organized in Philadelphia at a meeting at- 
tended also by a representative of our people, and under its activities a Conference 
on Federation was convened in New York City in 190,1, which was attended by delegates 
duly appointed under authority of this Convention. At this Conference representatives 
from twenty-nine denominations were enrolled, representing some seventeen millions of 
Protestant communicants. A plan was proposed to federate these denominations and 
others, a plan which in principle followed the general declarations of our own people, 
though stated in different form. 

We declared that the Lord Jesus Christ was the only Head of the church, thus 
emphatically proclaiming the lordship of Jesus. 

We also made vital Christian piety the sole test of fellowship. 

It is obvious that denominations cannot hold to that test, since piety is personal 
and not denominational. It remained therefore for the Interchurch Conference to set 
its standard for the affiliated denominations in the acceptance of the lordship of Jesus, 
w^hieh produces vital Christian piety in the membership. 

No other test was required. The plan was submitted to the several natioual 
bodies, and in December, 1908, the first Council of the Federation of the Churches of 
Christ in America was held in Philadelphia , our duly appointed delegates attending 
it ; and the Federation is now regularly organized for federative work. 

In this novel organization of Interdenominational forces it is legitimate to ask what 
is the profit of it all. both to ourselves and to the Christian world. For if there is no 
special gain in the movement, the taking of time and the expenditure of financial re- 
sources in its maintenance would be unjustifiable. 

To-day the churches, and the weaker denominations especially, need every dollar 
and every hand that they can control. It is well therefore to jiote specific instances 
of advantage growing out of the federative movement in the comparatively brief 
period of its existence. 

For the first gain therefore so far there has been manifested the essential unity 



of the oliui-fhes of Christ. While the aenominatioiis were engaged in partisan strife 
we were suffering under the imputation of a common reproach. It was charged that 
we could not live in peace witli each other, and so long as we did not live in peace 
with each other the charge could not be successfully refuted. But when in Phila- 
delphia the chosen delegates of thirty-two Protestant denominations sang the same 
songs, and clasped hands in their newly-found fellowship, the voice of reproach was 
silenced in the word spoken long ago by the heathen, who said of the early church, 
"Behold, how these Christians love one another." 

A second gain actually experienced is the larger confidence in the heart of the 
church, growing out of the actual mobilizing of Christian forces and activities. The 
wise amoi'g us," in our own denomination, as well as in others, have lamented the 
wasting of resources, and the general helplessness arising from division of counsel and 
action. Arrayed against us on the one side are the armies of sin. and on the other the 
hosts of superstition, the latter under a well disciplined leadership, which has been 
ever ready to grasp any advantnge occasioned by the weakness or indecision of Protestant 
effort. The mere handclasp of Federation confers new courage. Under our new and 
associated planning the sorg that we have been singing is made true in possibility and 
in fact : that 

We ;ire not divided; 

All one body we; 
One in hope and doctrine. 

One in charity. 

It is a most sng.gestive circumstance in this connection that circulars have been 
written and given wide distribution, in which the awful dangers to the nation, and 
to the interests of a certain great connnunion are vividly portrayed, unless somehow 
this vast union of the Protestant churches can be broken up. The fears of the foe 
afford us encouragement, for they confirm our hope of the larger success to grow from 
our union of effort. 

But a third gain may be n-entioned in the way of actual benefits already accom- 
plished through federated ei'deavor. which could not in any human probability have 
been effected without Federat^ion. or by any denomination working single handed. 

Thus, general information has been collected, which was inaccessible to any 
one denomination, and which when collected has been placed in the hands of the 
denominational workers innnediately interested. As a result of such information in 
New York City several churches that were perishing have been given addresses of 
possible attendants and meml ers, by help of which they have become strong and flour- 
ishing. Other churches which were in no peril for themselves have been given access 
to individuals and families, who in this manner have come under Christian influence, 
when but for such intervention they would have remained in the worldly life. In- 
formation of this kind when carefully tabulated has shown the neglected districts where 
Christian work could profitably be undertaken. Similar careful tabulations have been 
made in other places, notably in Vermont and in Colorado, where a skilful, scientific 
survey has been carried on ; as scientific in its w^ay as the government surveys of the 
coast, or of mineral lands, or of the nature of soils. 

Such tabulations which show religious needs prepare for meeting the needs. Were 
Federative activities to accomplish nothing else, the massing of such material for use 
iu the churches would more than repay all that has so far been expended in conduct 
of the movement. 



A more strikingly noticeable achievement of Federation appears however in the 
intervention to prevent Salibath desecration in California. When our Great White Fleet 
was on its cruise around the world it cast anchor olf San Pedro, near Los Angeles. 
The first Sunday that it was to spend in those waters happened to be Easter, the 
day of celebration of our Lord's resurrection. The merchants of Los Angeles were 
quick to perceive the commercial possibilities of the occasion and began to arrange a 
great fete, which included a parade of the fleet and a visitation to the warships. 
This would draw thousands from every part of the state, and from states adjoining. 
The ministers realized the rioting and excess that would go with a celebration like 
that, and they entered their protest, which was without avail. It was then that a 
telegrarh from the President of the Federated Churches was sent to the admiral of the 
fleet, protesting against such use of Easter Sunday. And Admiral Sperry, on the strength 
of that communication, promptly replied : "If the Federated Churches of Los Angeles 
demand that there be no such naval parade, then there shall not be a naval parade". 
No one denomination, not even the strongest, could have lifted that voice. Only 
Federated Christianity was competent for the occasion. 

A similar triumph of Federated Christianity occurred more recently in the state of 
New York, when Gov. Hughes precipitated the fight against race-track gambling. Strong 
vested interests were leagued together in support of the practices against which the pro- 
posed law was leveled. The gamblers believed that they were intrenched beyond any 
chance of dislodgement. The Governor had spoken, but he needed the full support of 
the moral element of the state. Here was work for the Federation of Churches. Under 
its authority petitions were placed in the hands of every Protestant minister in the state, 
and they were urged to circulate them without delay and dispatch them to their repre- 
sentatives in the state legislature. Besides this, representatives of the Federation, one 
among them from our own people, appeared at Albany before the judiciary committee 
and made it clear that in this matter the Christian sentiment of the state was united. 
Nothing in the way of a threat was uttered, but the mere appearance of a mobilized and 
united Protestantism in Albany was significant. Votes enough to carry the bill were 
won, and race-track gambling in New York is dead, slain by an honest governor, whose 
hands were upheld by the Federation of Churches. 

But it may be objected, that while in some ways Federation has been helpful, in 
others it has been the occasion of serious loss : — that in some instances it has led to the 
desertion of ministers from one denomination to another, and that it has occasioned the 
loss of valuable properties, transferred from the denomination which has sacrificed to 
produce them, and so to its loss and injury. 

But it should be understood that such desertion of ministers, and such pillage of 
churches, is not in accord with the spirit and purpose of Federation, but rather in direct 
violation thereof. Federation recognizes the rights of denominations in property and in 
men, and particularly insists on denominational activity by the denomination itself. If 
at any time it should be expedient for a denomination to surrender to another its rights 
in any man, or in any certain piece of property, that exchange should be wrought by the 
action of the denomination itself, or by its duly chosen representatives, and for a sub- 
stantial consideration. But nothing like this occurred in the cases respecting which 
objection is made. The desertions were of individuals, who did not ask for the consent 
of their denomination. The transfers were of churches, which acted on their own initia- 
tive, and without consideration of the rights of their denomination. * Such cases are 
not to be regarded as militating against Federation. Federation was made the pretext 
of defection and was in no sense the cause. And the remedy for such possibilities in the 



future is not in opposing Federation, but in inculcating in our young men a more whole- 
some moral sense, with the capacity to perceive that property belongs to its owners, and 
that men who have en.ioyed the benefits of opportunity and fellowship have some respon- 
sibilities which they should recognize toward that people who have given them all they 

The prospective activities of Federation, — of services which promise advantage to 
the church, and which are beyond the powers of the denominations not united to accom- 
plish, are with others especially the following : 

1. General investigations as to the actual conditions of comnumities, whether over- 
churched, or neglected, and their pressing spiritual needs. 

2. Co-operation in evangelism, — the throwing the mass of evangelical Christianity 
in well-directed movements for the conversion of the people. 

3. Co-operation in mission work among the uninstructed peoples of our new Spanish- 
speaking possessions. 

4. Co-operation in work among the American Indians. 

5. Co-operation in gospel work iti the neglected liunber and mining camps. 

6. Co-operation in neglected portions of the rural districts. 

7. Co-operation in the congested city districts, where there are not churches enough 
for the crowded populace, even if they desired to attend the churches. Such people are 
not yet prepared for the churches and must be reached in a more simple and a co-opera- 
tive way. 

8. Co-operation in welcoming and caring for the neglected inunigrants, whom the 
churches cannot reach, as they come thronging by the shipload to our shores. 

All these fields are crying aloud for help, and the help is at hand through the 
Federative activities of the churches. They behold the need and are responding with 
eager step. As they advance it is our high privilege to march with them, shoulder to 

With such general view "of our Interdenominational Relations up to the present hour, 
your Commission offers the following specific conclusions : 

1. That our people give devout thanks to Almighty God for His great mercy in 
bringing the denominations out of their state of belligerency into friendly toleration with 
each other ; and from toleration to friendly recognition of each other ; and from fraternal 
recognition to their present hopeful status of Federative co-operation ; and that in this 
Federative co-operation we form an organic part, and that the Executive Comiaittee of 
the Convention be authorized to issue certificates to such fraternal messengers. 

2. That our people should continue to make friendly recognition of other denom- 
inations, by sending fraternal messengers to their state and national bodies, when circum- 
stances render such fraternal recognition convenient and desirable. 

3. That the Convention continue its organic relation in Federative co-operation by 
electing its quota of delegates to the next Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in 
America, and by meeting the financial obligation that such membership entails; and this 
action is taken with the distinct understanding that the basis of Federation in the Federal 
Council of the Churches of Christ in America is such as to admit the regularly appointed 
delegates of every professedly Christian church in America. 

4. And that the Convention urge upon the several conferences, the churches and 
the ministry generally the eminent desirability of acquiring better acquaintance with the 
Federative movement and work ; and particularly to observe that the Federative move- 
ments in which they engage have the denominational sanction; and that, while stand- 
ing in uttermost loyalty to the principles and profession of our own people, to make good 



that loyal profession by helping the denominational influence to be felt in every line of 
life, where Christian people are laboring together to promote the power and glory of 
our Lord Christ and His church, 

Mabtyn Summeebell, J, F. Burnett, J. J. Summerbell, 

M. T. Morrill, J, A. Stover, M. D. Wolfe, 

O. W. Powers. O. B. Whitaker. 


I. our needs. 
i. There is a great neetl among our people of an intelligent and clear-cut vision 
of the importance of the Sunday-school movement. We have zeal for the work but we 
seriously lack definite and practical knowledge of modern methods and plans in Relig- 
ious Education. 

2. We need trained Sunday-school teachers — spiritually-minded young men and 
women who are equipped for real teaching with a practical knowledge of the Bible, and 
of the fundamentals of child study, religious pedagogy and the Sunday-school organiza- 
tion. This is undoubtedly our greatest need. 

3. We need better organization in the adult department of our Sunday-schools. 
A large px'oblem is coming to be that of substantially interesting and helping the adults 
of the church and community. The organized class is no longer an experiment. Its 
value has been amply demonstrated. It has proved to be a mighty factor in reaching 
men and women and in bringing them into a vital relationship with the social and 
religious activities of the community. 

4. We need to give more attention to tiie grading of our schools and to the use of 
the series of Graded Lessons. The modern Sunday-school is the graded school ; modern 
lessons are graded lessons. These things also have passed the experimental stage. Our 
schools, our lessons and our teaching must be adapted to the actual, living needs of 
the growing lives of our boys and girls. If we would keep abreast the times ; if we 
would have our Sunday-schools live and prosper we nnist I'egard the present tendency 
toward the grading of schools and lesson material. 

5. We need a Sunday-school literature that breathes the spirit of true and well- 
balanced modernity— literature for which no apology need be made to the intelligence 
of our bright young men and women. Progressive thought belongs to the upward race 
movements, and for us to belittle this element of our modern life by sarcasm, irony or 
indifference is but to display our ignorance of the times in which we live. We must 
have an up-to-date literature that will adequately meet and satisfy up-to-date human 
needs, whether such literature come from within our borders or from without. The 
development of the character of our citizenship is of vastly more importance than the 
building up of denominational publishing interests — although this latter has a very vital 
place in the economy of our church work. No one will dare say that religious literature 
is not a large factor in guiding the lives of our young people. We must stimulate our 
Christian Publishing Association to produce or secure the best up-to-date material. 

6. We need a greater unification and co-ordination of our A'arious church organi- 
zations. Our sense of the relative importance and of the interdependence of these interests 
does not seem to be keenly and appreciatively developed. The deeper spirit that underlies 
and permeates the modern movements of Religious Education, of which our Sunday- 
schools are perhaps the most practical expression, is at the foundation of all other 



church activity — not only is it at the foundation of, but it is fundaniontal to, all other 
church activity. This seems, beyond a reasonable doubt, to be true. 

7. We seriously need efficient leadership in promoting inodcni Sunday-school 
methods among our people. These movements and methods must be guided and worked. 
Push, personality and intelligence must back organization if valuable and permanent 
results are to be achieved. Systematic organization involves leadership. Such systematic 
organization, wisely directed, must be responsible for the training of our future leaders, 
superintendents, teachers, secretaries, state and county workers, assistants and all 
other necessary officers and workers. 


1. In view of these obvious needs we suggest and reconunend that a permanent 
Sunday-school Commission of five or seven be established for the next Quadrennium 
with executive power and authority to pursue further study of the conditions and needs of 
our Sunday schools; 

To plan for a better co-ordination of all our Sunday-school interests: 

To encourage the publication or purchase of the best possible Sunday-school literature ; 

To systematize the organization and perpetuation of Teacher Training ; 

To work out definite plans and suggestions to be submitted to local conferences 
whereby the organized Adult Bible Class work, the interests of the Home and Elementary 
departments of our schools, Cradle Roll, school grading, etc., etc., may be more forcibly, 
intelligently and persistently brought to the attention of our people at large ; 

To discover and train leaders by personal visitation and correspondence ; 

To proceed in an orderly way toward the best possible grading of our Sunday-schools 
and to discover and recommend to them the best possible series of graded lessons so that 
our progressive schools may be provided with the best lesson material through our own 
denominational supervision; and, if necessary and in whatever way possible, to act in 
conjunction with our Sunday-school Editor in preparing and editing our Sunday-school 
publications such as teachers' guides, pupils' supplies, papers, journals, etc. ; 

To devise ways and means of bringing the Sunday-schools of the Christian Church into 
a more vital touch with the International and Interdenominational Sunday-school Associa- 
tion as represented in county, state and provincial organization ; 

And, in a multitude of ways that internal conditions will reveal and permit, to carry 
on, during the next four years, a campaign of education and agitation along Sunday-school 
lines that our people may catch the vision of the larger Sunday-school movements and 
take the place we deserve in the front ranks of Christian service. 

2. We suggest and recommend that this Commission have authority to represent 
the Christian Church in any interdenominational move for definite and uniform Sunday- 
school standards, in case such a move should arise as now seems probable. 

3. We suggest, further, that this Commission report to the next Quadrennial meet- 
ing of the American Christian Convention plans for creating and maintaining a distinct 
Department of Religious Education. Finally, brethren, we would have it understood 
that this Commission is not to take the place of the present Sunday-school officials of 
the American Christian Convention. These officers have their important work to do, 
but we must realize that newer, larger and more complicated conditions are arising, 
among which are the forward Sunday-school movements in other denominations, that 
demand more work and better organization. We suggest that the function of this commis- 
sion shall be supplemental to that of our present officials. We need to have more people 
at work, and more people working necessitates larger and more efficient organization. 

4. We recommend that the Publishing House be instructed to enter at once into an 



agreement with F. M. Burton of Cleveland, Ohio, for the purchase of an imprint of the 
Graded Sunday-school Lessons such as Teachers' guides and pupils' note books, and that 
the imprint shall read : "The American Christian Convention Graded Sunday School 

Item four was amended by the adoption of a recommendation from the Commission on 
Sunday-schools reading : "namely, that the imprint shall contain the distinctive principles 
of the Christian Church." — Secretary. 

Humbly and respectfully submitted in the name of Jesus, the Great Religious 
Teacher, and in the interests of more practical and efficient Religious Education. 

RoLLiN A. Plunkett, Chairman. 


When to Take Them 


Where to Send Them 

For the Convention — Second Sunday in December. 

Remit to J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Christian Endeavor — Any time in January. 

Remit to J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Foreign Missions — Second Sunday in March. 

Remit to J. G. Bishop, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Sunday-schools — Any time in May. 

Remit to J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Home Missions — Second Sunday in June. 

Remit to J. G. Bishop, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Education — Second Sunday in September. 

Remit to J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 

Offerings for the Aged Ministers' Home, Franklinton, or for any other 
purpose except as designated should be remitted to J. F. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio. 

Secy. A. C. C. 

For Dr. Summerbell's report of the World's Congress on Free Christianity and 
Religious Progress, see page 153. 




O. W. Whitelofk, President 

Xetutii Ratlibun, Seeretary 

Rev. J. J. Snuuiierbell, 11. D., Vue-Presi.leiit »• »'• >loCulloiisli, Treasurer 

The Christian Publishing Association 


President, O. W. AVliitelock, Huntington, Indiana. 

Vice-President, Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., Dayton, Ohio. 

Secretary, Netum Rathbun, Troy, Ohio. 

Treasurer, U. M. MeCullough, Troy, Ohio. 

Publishing^ Agent, J. N. Hess, Dayton, Ohio. 

Editor Herald of Gospel Liberty, Rev. J. PressU-y Barrett, D. D. 

Editor Sunday-school Literature, Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, D. D. 


0. W. Whitelock, Huntington, Indiana. G. D. Lawrence, Avon, Illinois. 

Netum Rathbun, Troy, Ohio. ,7.^s c:^ Frost. Lakeraont, N. Y. 

A. M. Heidelbaugh, Columbus Grove, Ohio. 

E. L. (loodwin, Boston, Mass. 
Alva M. Kerr, Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 

AV. W. Staley, Suffolk, Virginia. J. N. Dales, Toronto, Canada. 

Rev. a. D. l^sMvrenee, Trustee 

Jsis. S. Frost, Trustee 


Proceedings of Christian Publishing Association 

The first session of The Christian Publishing Association, during the 
American Christian Convention, was held in the Christian Church, at Troy, 
Ohio, Thursday morning, October 2], 1910. Two hymns were sung. Rev. 
Clarence Defur, of Sumner, Illinois, read the twenty-third Psalm and Rev. 
D. A. Long, of Graham, N, C, offered prayer. After another hymn. President 
Whitelock, in a few appropriate remarks, declared the Association in order 
and ready for the transaction of business. 

The report of the Trustees, by the secretary, in printed form, was pre- 
sented and distributed. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

Report of the Secretary 

To the Officers and Memhers of The Christian PuhJishing Association, assembled at Troy, 
Ohio, October 21, 1910: 

This report covers the period from the Huntington Convention till October 1, 1910. 
I have given facts without details, because the reports of the president, editors, publishing 
agent and treasurer will give much of the information expected. 

At the Huntington Convention, four years ago, the following named persons were 
elected officers and trustees : 

Hon. O. W. Whitelock, Huntington, Indiana, [tresident and trustee; 

Rev. S. S. Newhouse, Lima, Ohio, vice-president ; 

Rev. Henry Crampton, Eaton, Ohio (now Lebanon, Indiana), secretary and trustee; 

George Worley, Covington, Ohio, treasurer ; 

Prof. J. N. Dales, Toronto, Canada, trustee ; 

James S. Frost, Lakemont, New York, trustee ; 

Rev. W. W. Staley, Suffolk, A^irginia, trustee ; 

Rev. A. H. Morrill, Laconia, New Hampshire, trustee ; 

Rev. D. M. Helfenstein. Des Moines. Iowa, trustee; 

Rev. G. D. Lawrence, Danville (now Avon), Illinois, trustee: 

Hon. A. M. Heidlebaugh, Ottawa (now Columbus Grove), Ohio, trustee; 

Rev. J. P. Barrett, Covington, Ohio, editor Herald of Gospel Liberty; 

Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, Defiance, Ohio, editor Sunday-school Literature. 

The new board of trustees held its first meeting at Dayton, Ohio, January 9-11, 1907, 
with all the members present. At this meeting the treasurership was accepted by D. M. 
McCullough, of Troy, Ohio, George Worley having resigned. The trustees attended, 
in a body, the funeral services of W. W. Buchwalter. who, for many years, was the 
efficient bookkeeper at the Publishing House, and who was at his desk until one day and 
a half before his death. The editor of the Christian Annual was instructed to send 
free copies to the officers of the American Christian Convention, the officers of The Chris- 
tian Publishing Association, the presidents and secretaries of all the conferences, and to 
the persons who delivered addresses at the Huntington Convention. Salaries for the 
year were voted to be: Editor of Herald of Gospel Liberty, $1,200.00; editor Sunday-school 


Rev. Alva M. Kerr, Trustee 

E. Ij, <^>oo(l^viu. Trustee 

A. M. HeidelbanjA'li, Trustee 

J. IV, Dales, Trustee 


Literature, $1,000.00; agent, $1,200.00. J. N. Hess was continued as agent. Better 
paper >Yas ordered for tlie Herald of Gospel Liberty; suggestions were made to tlie editor 
that be confine his writing to about three pages, and that short articles be given prefer- 
ence for the rest of the paper : free obituaries were limited to one hundred and fifty 
words ; the request of the New England churches for a "New England Page" was granted, 
the matter for the page to be furnished by "some person to be named by the New England 
Missionary Board, provided that the person so named be acceptable to Editor Barrett." 
The quality of the paper for the Sunday-school Quarterly was ordered improved; new 
cuts for the Sunday-school Herald were authorized ; tlie names of the Sunday-school pub- 
lications were to be printed on the official stationery instead of the words, "Sunday-school 
Literature." and one-half page of the Herald of Oospel Liherty was placed at the disposal 
of the editor of the Sunday-school Literature and the American Christian Convention 
Secretary of Sunday-schools. Rev. J. F. Burnett, then of Miuicie, Indiana, was employed 
as Field i\gent of the Association for one year, the year to commence March 1, 1907. 
O. W. Whitelock, J. N. Hess and A. M. Heidelbaugli were elected a Special Committee to 
make contracts for heat, light and power for the Christian Publishing Association Build- 
ing; to sell unused mncbinery, etc. Resolutions of hearty appreciation for valuable 
and efficient services rendered were adopted relative to Rev. J. J. Summerbell. former 
editor of the Herald of Gospel Liherty; Rev. J. P, Watson, former editor of the Sunday- 
school Literature, and Ceorge Worley, former treasurer. The Committee on Revision of 
The Christian Hymnary was authorized to make the revision complete, and Rev. W. G. 
Sargent and Rev. A. H. Morrill were added to the committee. 

The next meeting of the trustees was held at Dayton, Ohio, January 7-10, 1908. At 
this meeting, by invitation, the Executive Board of the American Christian Convention, 
and the Educational Board of the American Christian Convention were present, and the 
following resolution was unanimously adopted: 

Resolved, That it is tlie senFe of this joint meeting of the several Official Boards of 
the religious people known as Christians, that the Executive Board of the American 
Christian Convention take proper s<^eps to set before the Christian people of America the 
facts and relations of our liistory. 

Field Agent Burnett gave a report of his work for the Association, and was em- 
ployed for one more year. Editor Helfenstein was requested to "publish the lesson text 
in both the Common and American Standard versions, in verse form, and that preference 
be given to the Common Version." Rev. A. H. Morrill was appointed to visit Rev. O. A. 
Roberts, of Boston. INL-iss.. and purchase, if possible, books relating to the Christian 
Church possessed by liini : tlie prite not to exceed $190.00. Changing the size and form 
of the Herald of GokjxI Liherty was authorized. Preparations for the "International 
Centennial Celebration of Religious .Journalism" were made; Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, to 1 e the place, and September, 1908, the time. 

October 0. 19(18. the Ilxecutive Board had a meeting at Dayton. Ohio, and decided 
to publish an edition of one thousand copies of "Centennial Addresses" ; hired a proof- 
X'eader and copy-liolder. ard elected the secretary editor of the Christian Annual. The 
proceedings of the Executive Board were ratified at the regular meeting of the trustees 
in January. 1909. 

The next trustee i'-:eetnig was held at Dayton, Ohio. January 6-8, 1909, with all the 
members present. Field .\;.ent Burnett gave an elaborate report of his work for the 
year ; the reports of agent and treasurer were also given. A. H. Morrill, J. N. Dales 
and W. W. Staley were appointed a Special Committee to draft resolutions relative to the 



dffitli of former odifor Rev. J. P. Watson : npi>ropriate resolutions were drafted and 
adopted. Rev. T. S. Weeks. Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein and Hon. O. W. Whitelock were 
urtpointed a Special Committee "to confer with publishers of Sunday-school Literature 
relative to their publications upon the Graded Lessons, with the purpose of selecting 
those best suited to the needs of our Sunday-schools, and of making such arrangements 
for the supply of our Sunday-schools, through the Christian Publishing Association, as. 
in their judgment, seems most advantageous to all concerned." 

The report on Publication showed that several books had been published during fhe 
year, also 30,000 leaflets. It was decided to publish the "Autobiography of Abraham 
Snethen.'" The usual appropriations were made. The Committee on Hymnary Revision 
reported progress. The method of doing the Field Agency work was changed, each 
trustee agreeing to visit conferences under the direction of a committee, without pay other 
than actual expenses. The agent was authorized to hire a person to act as bookkeeper 
and stenographer. The secretary was elected editor of the 1910 Christian Annual. 
A resolution commending the work of Rev. J. F. Burnett when Field Agent was adopted. 
The agent was authorized to secure No. 1 white finish M. F. paper for the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty. 

January 6-7, 1910, the trustees met in annual session at Dayton, Ohio. The 
reports eacli gave of the visits to different conferences showed very clearly that it pays 
to do th;it kind of work that way. The agent and treasiu-er gave their annual reports. 
The editors reported and offered suggestions relative to their work. It wa.s 
decided to accept the kind offer of Rev. J. J. Summerbell, his offer being to present to 
the Association his manuscript containing the lectures on "Outline of Six Centuries" (the 
publication of the lectures had been asked for by one of the trustees who heard them 
delivered: then the author kindly offered them free to the Association). .\ppropriate 
resolutions relative to the death of Rev. T. M. McWhinney, who for many years was a 
trustee, were adopted. The usual appropriations were made t43 the different departments, 
and a sum equal to one-fourth of the expense of Rev. J. P. Barrett to Edinburgh. Scot- 
land, to represent our church at the World's Missionary Conference, was voted. The 
secretary was elected editor of the 1911 Christian Annual, with instructions to have the 
book ready for sale by December 15, 1910, A second edition of the Revised Christian 
Hynmary was ordered. The following will explain why the Revised Version is given 
the first place in the Sunday-school Quarterlies : 

Whereas, The version of the Holy Scriptures known as "The American Standard 
Edition of the Revised Bil)le," published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, is steadily increas- 
ing in favor among Sunday-school workers, and 

Whereas, A large proportion of the best Biblical scholars of the country express the 
opinion that this version is the most faithful rendering of the original languages in which 
the Bible was written, therefore, 

Reftolrcd. That it is the oi)inion of this Board that this version should be given the 
place of preference over King James' version in our Sunday-school Quarterlies. 

You will see by the reports of the other officers that the business of the Association 
is rapidly growing, is in a healthy condition and will, if rightly conducted, in the next 
quadreunium be a greater jiower for good than ever before. The trustees do not feel 
that perfection has been reached by any means ; but we do feel that we have conscien- 



Editor Sunday-school Literature 

Editor Herald of Gospel Liberty 

tiously kept our oath, and have at all times done that which we really felt was the best 
for the cause we represent, and most earnestly hope that no backward or over-hasty steps 
be taken at this session. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Henry Crampton. 
Secretary Christian Publishing Association. 
H12 IS/. West Street, Lebanon, Indiana, Octoher 5, 1910. 

A motion prevailed that the president appoint a committee of three on 
Rules and Order of Business. Rev. G. D. Lawrence, of Illinois, Rev. John 
MacCalman, of New York, and Rev. McD. Howsare, of Virginia, were ap- 

Dr. Martyn Summerbell made a few remarks relative to the catalogue of 
Starkey Seminary. 

The agent, J. N. Hess, offered his report, and printed copies were distrib- 
uted. The report was adopted and is as follows : 




Report of J. N. Hess, Publishing Agent 

To the Honorahle Board of Trustees of the Christian Puhlishing Association and tnem- 

bers of the American Christian Convention: — 

I take pleasure In submitting to you this, my third quadrennial report of the business 
department of the Christian Publishing Association, from January 1, 1910, to October 1, 
1910, with a comparative statement of the last four, also for the iiast twelve years — 
from October 1, 1S9S, to October 1, 1910. While I have been Agent of the Association 
only about ten years, my report covers the last three quadrenniums. I believe that I am 
the only Agent having the distinction of making three reports to the American Christian 
Convention. I wish to thank you for the confidence you have placed in me and for your 
loyalty to the publishing interests of the Christian Church. As the Association is the 
property of the Christians, why should we not all be loyal? 

Your Association is publishing the oldest and best religious paper in the world. I 
say the best, for it is the best for the members of the Christian Church, as it tells where 
and what our churches and ministers are doing. The majority of the members of the 
Christians are very ignorant of the principles of the Christian Church and what the 
Chui'ch stands for. We should'read all that the Association publishes and therefore come 
to know ourselves better. By doing so we will (or the most of us will) have a better 
opinion of ourselves and the Christian Church. 

The Association also publishes as good, if not the best, Sunday-school literature pub- 
lished, and if our teachers and Sunday-school scholars would study it and look up the 
references that are given, and think for themselves, they could get more real valuable 
help from it than from most other helps. It is a mistaken idea that your school or some 
of your scholars are differently constructed and need sectarian literature. It is not high 
sounding titles, nor gaudy cover-advertisement and colored pictures that give your children 
a knowledge of the Bible. You should discourage everything that comes into your schools 
that leads your children away from the Bible. The literature published by the Christian 
Publishing Association is as much "up-to-date graded literature" as any, and it is based 
on the Bible. There is more in having well-informed Bible teachers than in having so-called 
"graded literature". The fact is that not half the Sunday-school teacher? properly study the 
les.sons and hardly one in ten of the scholars knows before entering the class in what part 
of the Scriptures the lesson is found. We urge every minister and every Sunday-school 
Superintendent and member of the Christian Church to stand up squarely for our own 
Sunday-school literature, as the Association belongs to you, and when the Association 
prospers the Christian Church prospers, and when the Association does not prosper our 
Church does not prosper. From this time on the Association should be a greater factor for 
the advancement of the Christian Church and its principles, and will be if you all are 
loyal to your best interests by using and urging that our Sunday-school literature be used 
by all of our schools. 

Four years ago the Association was in debt $18,000.00, all of which is practically paid, 
excepting what is owing for some things which have since been added to the business. If 
the outstanding notes and accounts due the Association were in cash it would more than 
pay the Association's indebtedness. We should all rejoice that this has been accomplished 
by economy and close application to the work, and not by placing solicitors in the field 
to ask for money to liquidate the debt. But we have only asked you to patronize and be 
loyal to the Association and to your own interests. 



As my reports and books heretofore have only showed transactions and business done 
by the Agent, and not that paid by the Treasurer, it was recommended by the Inventory 
Committee that inasmuch as the purchase price of the lot was mostly paid by the Treas- 
urer, and on account of increase in value of the property, the valuation of the real estate 
at the corner of Fifth & Ludlow streets, Dayton, Ohio, be placed at $100,000.00 and a lot 
in Duluth, Minn., at $500.00, that the Agent's books show the amount of cash and notes 
in the Treasurer's hands, and that the linotype machines and the old equipment known 
as the "Permanent Inventory" be added to the Composing Room account. It was ordered 
by the Executive Conimittee that such entries be made, in conformity with recommenda- 
tions of Committee on Inventory, which has been done. 

Including the net profits on the business from January 1, 1910, to October 1, 1910 
of $, makes the Net Assets of the Association $12S,.3G1.11, as shown in the 
following tabulated statement, viz. : 

JANUARY 1, 1910, TO OCTOBER 1, 1910 

Herald of Gospel Libertv $ KJS 42 

Books 5,106 09 

Lesson Leaves 400 45 

.Junior Herald 8 85 

Sunday-School Herald ?>•> 95 

Post Office ( Deposit) 20 00 

Hvmnarv 1,52:] 12 

Annual -'5 00 

Sales Account 1T9 .54 

Accounts in Transit 1,8(J0 00 

Real Estate 100,.5(iO 00 

Oflice Fixtures 4.S4 20 

Composing Room 14.934 87 

Agent's Account 124 1.3 

P.ills Receivable 2.007 71 

Treasurer's Account ^88 14 

Bills' Receivable in Treasurer's hands 2,474 92 

Christian Missionary "^ '2 „ ^„^ 

Drury Printing Company 1.138 37 $lo4,o61 1 1 

Liabilities October 1, 1910 

Bills Payal-le 6,000 00 

Net Assets October 1, 1910 $128,361 11 


Hymnarv $ 104 14 

.Tob Work 1.042 97 

Lesson Leaves 2,362 51 

Junior Herald 4 98 

Sunday-School Herald 1.'203 52 

Christian Missionarv 419 17 

Rents : 3,318 97 

Total Gains 8-456 26 


Herald of Gospel Liberty $1,403 54 

Accounts in Transit • • 139 09 

Books 476 84 

Expense Account ^^^ 81 

A. C. C 15 52 



Repairing Account 279 05 

Editorial Fund 20 25 

Annual 114 51 

Total Loss 3,381 61 

Net Gain- January 1, 1910, to October 1, 1910 $ 5.074 65 

Recapitulation for Twelve Years 

PROM OCTOBER 1, 1898, TO OCTOBER 1, 1902 

Book $ 1,841 45 

Lesson Leaves 10,943 20 

Little Teacher 134 94 

Sunday-School Herald 3,432 40 

Hymnary 491 40 

Bills Payable 58 81 

Accounts in Transit 619 G7 

Total four years gain $17,521 87 


Herald of Gospel Liberty $ 4,641 83 

Annuals 253 66 

Fixtures 92 16 

News Room 736 90 

Stock 735 30 

Expenses 5,816 07 

Total four year losses 12,275 92 

Total net gain 1898 to 1902 $ 5,245- 95 

FROM OCTOBER 1, 1902, TO OCTOBER 1, 1906 


Book $ 455 94 

Lesson Leaves 9,307 57 

Junior Herald and Little Teacher 312 76 

Sunday-School Herald 3,088 41 

Hymnary 171 86 

Rents 3.371 45 

Accounts in Transit . . ., 349 65 

Lutheran Evangelist 593 73 

Christian Missionary 155 04 

Total four years gain 17,806 41 


Herald of Gospel Liberty $ 1,203 70 

Annual 859 57 

Repairs 84 48 

Expenses 5,331 36 

Total loss 7.479 11 

Net gain 1902 to 1906 $10,327 30 



FROM OCTOBER 1, 1906, TO OCTOBER 1, 1910 

Books $ 493 95 

Lesson leaves 12,980 95 

Junior Herald 1,942 98 

Sunday-School Herald 5.619 49 

Hymnary 317 91 

Rents 10.943 03 

Accounts in Transit 481 19 

Christian Missionary 905 45 

Lutheran Evangelist 135 GO 

Job Work 1,563 48 

Total four years gain 35,384 03 


Editorial $ 216 96 

Herald of Gospel Liberty 4,327 43 

A. C. C 15 52 

Repairs 1,326 69 

Expenses 4,788 11 

Annual 426 07 

Centennial Book 716 20 

Field Agent 2.196 28 

Total losses 14,013 26 

Net gain 1906 to 1910 21,370 77 

$36,944 02 

Comparative Gains and Losses Each Year for 

Twelve Years 

Last three months 1898 Gain $ 162 19 

For year 1899 Loss .$847 28 

From Jan. 1. 1900, to Jan. 1, 1901 Gain 1,643 65 

From Jan. 1, 1901, to Jan. 1, 1902 Gain 1,688 84 

From Jan. 1, 1902, to Oct. 1, 1903 Gain 2,.598 55 

Total gain $ 6,093 23 

Less loss 1899 847 28 

Net gain from Oct. 1. 1898, to Oct. 1, 1902 $ 5,245 95 

Last three months of 1902 $ 122 17 

From Jan. 1, 1903, to Jan. 1, 1904 1,427 07 

From Jan. 1. 1904, to Jan. 1, 1905 370 20 

From Jan. 1, 1905, to Jan. 1, 1906 4.485 98 

From Jan. 1, 1906, to Oct. 1, 1906 3,921 88 

Total gain from October 1, 1902, to October 1. 1906 10,327 30 

Last three months in 1906 $1,715 84 

From Jan. 1, 1907. to Jan. 1, 1908 5,323 41 

From Jan 1. 1908, to Jan. 1. 1909 4,151 43 

From Jan. 1, 1909, to Jan. 1, 1910 5,105 44 

From January 1, 1910, to Oct. 1, 1910 5,074 65 

Total gain four years, October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1910 21,370 77 

Net gain for 12 years, October 1, 1898, to October 1, 1910 $36,944.02. 



Special Report 

To the Members of the American Christian Convention: 

Bbethren : — Having been requested by your body to make report as to certain 
matters of booklceeping I shall try to give you information asked for regarding: 

To \A-bat accounts the Agent's salary, mailing clerk, and office help are charged. 
Also with reference to the rent account. 

To go into detail would require too much of this Convention's time; suffice it to 
say that the expense for the time usually required by the agent, mailing clerk and 
office help to mail out the different Sunday-school publications and books is divided and 
charged to each respective account or publication. To illustrate, the cost for handling 
the Sunday-school Herald is charged to the Sunday-school Herald account. The cost 
for handling the Junior Herald is charged to the Junior Herald account. The cost 
for handling the Sunday-school quarterlies is charged to that account and the cost 
of mailing books is charged to the book account. The paper purchased- for each of 
these publications, also the composition, press work, and time of proof reading on each 
is charged to their respective accounts. To the Herald of Gospel Liberty account I 
charge the Editor's salary, the stenographer's time as she works in the Herald of 
Gospel Liberty office, the time of the proof reader and copy holder occupied on this paper, 
also the paper, composition and press work thereof but no part of the Agent's salary or 
that of the mailing clerk or office help has been charged against the Herald account for 
the past four years. 

The mailing and make-up of the Herald has not been charged to it l)ut has been 
charged in with the Sunday-school literature account. The Sunday-school editor's sal- 
ai*y is charged to the Sunday-school literature. The stamps used in the mailing room 
are mostly charged to the book account. Those used by the Sunday-school editor are 
charged to the Sunday-school literature account, while stamps used by the Editor of the 
Herald are charged to the Herald account and those usee) in the agent's office are charged 
to the expense account. 

Salary of the engineer, elevator man, janitor and errand boy, the electric current, 
fuel, taxes, interest and insurance are charged to the rent account. The rent account 
is credited with rent when collected. The voucher system as approved by the Board 
of Trustees has been used. 

If any one desires any information not contained in the above statement I will be 
glad at any time to show the books and explain the bookkeeping. 

Fraternally submitted, 

Publishing Agent. 

Examined and approved October 25, 1910. 

O. W. Whitelock, Pres. C. P. A. 


Report of the Treasurer 

Treasurer D. M, McCullough presented the following report, which was 

To the Honorable Board of Trustees of the Christian Publishing Association, of, 

Dayton, Ohio: 

Gentlemen : — I herewith submit my report as Treasurer for the term commencing 
January, 1907, to October 1, 1910: 


Receipts : Dr. Cr. 

January 11, 1907, Bahmce from Geo. Worley $ 193 61 

Deposited in Fourth National Bank by J. N. Hess l.o4,573 15 

Received on Bills Receivable .3,120 00 

Interest 186 73 

Donation 3 50 

Disbursements : 

J. N. Hess, Agt., as per orders $156,106 86 

Department Salaries 995 00 

Expense 386 99 

Discount on C. C. Property (Bills Receivable) 400 00 

September 30, 1910, Balance in Fourth National Bank 135 15 

September 30, 1910, Balance in Fourth National Bank 52 99 

$158,076 99 $158,076 99 

Bills Receivable — 
From Geo. Worley, Treasurer. 

Albert Dunlap $1,000 00 

Columbus Church Property 1,900 00 

Anna Moore 200 00 

American Christian Convention 300 00 

John Van Meter 818 50 

C. W. Choate 25 00 

E. A. Devore 1.851 35 

Paid : 

Albert Dunlap 

Columbus Church Property 

Anna Moore 

C. W. Choate 

In hands of Treasurer: 

American Christian Convention 

John Van Meter 

C. W. Choate 

E. A. Dev^ore 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. M. MoCuLLOUGH, Treasurer. 

$ 1,000 00 

1,900 00 

200 00 

20 00 

3,120 00 

300 00 

318 56 

5 00 

1,851 35 

2,474 91 

$5,594 91 

$5,594 91 


By motion the president was instructed to appoint a Committee on Intro- 
duction ; he appointed Rev. J. E. Etter, of Troy, Ohio; Rev. H. J. Rhodes, of 
Franklin, Ohio, and Rev. H. A. Smith, of Eaton, Ohio. The committee intro- 
duced Rev. Dr. Clokey, pastor of the Troy, Ohio, Presbyterian Church. 

Rev. J. P. Barrett, the editor of the Herald of Gospel Liberty, presented 
the following report, which was referred to the Committee on Publishing : 

Report of Editor of Herald of Gospel Liberty 

Uuder authority given me by this body at Huntiugton, Ind., I have devoted my time 
and strength since .January 1, 1907, to editing the Herald of Gospel Liberty. In addition 
to the regular weekly editions, I have from time to time prepared special editions of the 
paper in the interest of our leading enterprises, such as Home Missions. Foreign Missions. 
Education, the Convention, etc. In serving in my capacity as editor it also fell to my 
lot to prepare two books for the Association under the direction of the Trustees, viz. : 
The Centennial of Religious Journalism and Modern Light Bearers, both of which were 
published in the interest of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Herald, which was 
celebrated at Portsmouth, N. H., September 15-17, 1908. I have also traveled a good deal 
among conferences, speaking and taking subscriptions. 

It has been my constant desire to improve the paper in every wise and economical 
way, but in these efforts I have had many unexpected obstacles of which the" l)rother- 
hood has scarcely dreamed, and for which there seemed no justifiable cause. On the other 
hand in the main the brotherhood has nobly stood by me, heartening my efforts in a 
most loyal way. To these I owe a lasting debt of gratitude. 

The Publishing Agent informs me that we have maintained a general average sub- 
scription of five thousand, five hundred and fifty-three per week during the term of my 
service as editor. At one time the list of subscribers exceeded six thousand, and should 
have gone higher, but instead in the year 1909, we lost about five hundred. The loss 
seemed to come about in this way : In 1908 the Trustees used a fine grade of white 
paper, greatly improving the appearance of the Herald, and the circulation ran up above 
the six thousand point, but in the beginning of the year 1909, the Trustees decided to 
use a cheaper paper as a matter of economy, but in less than one year we had lost a'^out 
five hundred subscribers. The fact that we had no such loss at any other time in tb«^ 
four years may point to the use of cheaper paper as the probable cause. Here economy 
was expensive, for we lost more than we gained, to say nothing of the more serious loss 
we sustained in being denied the privilege of ministering in the name of our Lord in nearly 
five hundred homes to which the paper ceased to make its weekly visits. 

We may as well learn also that in this day of culture and progress we cannot satisfy 
our people by giving them our papers printed on cheap paper, with poor press-work and 
common ink. No matter how valuable the contents, if the paper looks like it was printed 
in a small print-shop fifty years ago, the people of this day will not want it, and we 
shall have a task to get them to support it. except a few who would take the paper 
because it represents the Christian Church, no matter what it might look like. We 
appreciate such loyalty, but we have no right to drive others from us by giving them a 
periodical' fifty years behind the day in which they live. The church paper should be 
carefully edited and neatly printed on good paper. 

Let us also keep in mind the fact that our church paper cannot be edited for any 
one class of people, since its mission is to serve all, the high and the low, the rich and 
the poor, the learned and the unlearned. The literary reader is sometimes made to 



feel a pang of regret because he sees in his chun-h paper something which is not of high 
literary excellence. We sympathize with him. but he needs to remember that the mission 
of the church paper is to help all classes to live the Christ-like life, and so matter must 
be given for all classes as far as possible. The paper cannot be filled simply to suit one 
class. Then let us remember the other man and his needs when we see something that 
does not suit us. Even the editor cannot always edit the paper to suit his own literary 
ideals, but remembering there are many of the Lord's dear children who have never 
had a chance at wide reading and high culture, he must provide for them, for their edifi- 
cation and development spiritually. If each one may find a good morsel in each issue, 
let us be satisfied and rejoice that all of the Father's family are fed. 

May God help us to pull together, serving the highest and best interest of the body 
of Christ till the Church Militant shall become the Church Triumphant. 

Your servant, 

Editor Herald of Gospel Lihertii. 

I.^pon motion tlie Commission on Publication, a]>pointed hy the American 
Christian Convention, was made the Committee on Pnblishino-. The names of 
the committee are: Hon. 0. "W. AYhitelock, Chairman, Huntington, Indiana; 
Eev. ^r. T. Morrill, Dayton, Ohio ; Rev. W. W. Staley, Suffolk, Virginia ; Rev. 
A. H. IMorrill, Laconia. New Hampshire ; Rev. J. F. Burnett, Dayton. Ohio ; 
Rev. J. J. Summerbell, Dayton, Ohio ; Prof. J. N. Dales, Toronto, Ontario ; Rev. 
J. 0. Atkinson, p]lon College, North Carolina ; Rev. F. H. Peters, New Bedford, 
INIass. : Hermon Eldredge, Erie, Pennsylvania ; Rev. J. P. Barrett, Dayton, Ohio. 

Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, the editor of the Sunday-school Literature, read 
his report. The report was distributed in printed form, and is as follow^s : 

Report of Sunday-school Editor 

It is fitting in the opening words of my report to this Convention to refer to the 
revered name of my predecessor — Dr. J. P. Watson, who for twenty years faithfully edited 
our Sunday-school literature, and who for many years was the beloved pastor of the 
church in whose house of worship we meet. At our last Convention, this man of God 
said : "Many of the noble men and women, who met with us at Norfolk, Ya., four years 
ago, have finished their course and gained their deserved promotion." Our beloved 
brother, since meeting with us at Huntington, Indiana, has finished his course and gained 
his deserved promotion, but may we not cherish the thought that from the sacred heights 
he is watching our iiroceedings with renewed and unbounded interest? 

Few men have capacity for such varied duties and limitless work. These duties he 
discharged cheerfully and the work he did faithfully. Four j'ears ago he laid down his 
work as editor of our Sunday-school literature, having by his recognized ability com- 
manded the patronage of ninety per cent, of our schools. A man who served the Christian 
Church so efl5ciently and faithfully and gave so generously his time and energies to its 
needs deserves a large place in the hearts and memories of those whom he loved and 

It was with fear and trenil)ling that I began the work committed to me by the Hunt- 
ington Convention four years ago. The high standard of our Sunday-school literature 
reached and maintained by Dr. Watson made it difiicult for me to think of any radical 


change or even to hope for improvement. One of the first steps I sought to take was to 
procure for our Sunday-school papers better equipment in the way of cuts, as Sister 
Watson told me she was greatly handicapped because of lack in this regard. Through the 
assistance of our efficient agent, J. N. Hess, 1,500 cuts and plates, with other valuable 
material, were purchased, by means of which greater variety has been given our Sunday- 
school papers. 

Owing to the growing desire on the part of our Sunday-school workers to have the 
schools better graded, it became necessary to make some change in the form of our quar- 
terlies and by the sanction of the Board of the Christian Publishing Association two new 
quarterlies — Junior and Primary — were printed in 1910, giving our schools graded Lesson 
Helps which, with our picture cards, better meet the needs of all ages. As the first year's trial 
is not yet ended, it is too early to speak of the wisdom or lack of wisdom of this course. 

The following will show the generous patronage our people give their own literature: 

There were printed Sunday-School Heralds from 
Oct. 1, 1906, to Oct. 1, 1907 603,610 copies. 

Average per week 11,608+ " 

Oct. 1, 1907, to Oct. 1, 1908 631,.366 

Average per week 12,141-f " 

Oct. 1, 1908, to Oct. 1, 1909 657,366 

Average per week 12,641 + " 

Oct. 1, 1909, to Oct. 1, 1910 702,<;on 

Average per week 13,511+ " 

General average for the four years 12.475 " 

Of Junior Heralds there were printed : 
Oct. 1, 1906, to Oct. 1, 1907 787,-366 copies. 

Average per week 15,141 

Oct 1, 1907, to Oct. 1, 1908 793,000 

Average per week 15,250 

Oct. 1, 1908, to Oct. 1, 1909 804,700 

Average per week 15,475 

Oct. 1, 1909, to Oct. 1, 1910 708,600 

Average per week 14,865 

The decrease in the number of the Junior Herald for 1909-1910 is due to the Junior 
and Primary Quarterlies, the Sunday-school lessons being discontinued for a time in the 
Junior Herald. 

There were printed Bible Class Quarterlies : 
Oct. 1, 1006, to Oct. 1, 1907 112.600 copies. 

Average per quarter 28,150 " 

Oct. 1, 1907, to Oct. 1, 1908 118,500 

Average per quarter 29,627 " 

Oct. 1, 1908, to Oct. 1, 1909 ~ 129,700 

Average per quarter ,32,425 " 

Oct. 1, 1909, to Oct. 1, 1910 1.37,000 

Average per quarter 34,250 " 

General average for the four years 31,113 " 

Of Intermediate Quarterlies there were printed : 
Oct. 1, 1906, to Oct. 1, 1907 103.400 ooiii.'s. 

Average per quarter 25,8.50 

Oct. 1, 1907, to Oct. 1, 1908 109,.300 

Average per quarter 27,325 


Oct. 1, 1908, to Oct. 1, 1909 110,700 

Average per quarter 2T,G7r» " 

Oct. 1, 1909, to Oct. 1, 1910 104,00 

Average per quarter 2(5,000 " 

Here again the influence of the Junior Quarterly is seen. The general 
average for the four years is 25,212+ copies. 

During the quadrennium there has been an increase in the number of Lesson 
Leaflets printed, from 4,800 for the first year of the quadrennium to 10,.500 for the last 

Of the Junior Quarterlies there have been printed 24,000 copies for the year 1910 and 
of the Primary Quarterlies 27,000 copies. 

In addition to the work of the two Sunday-school papers, and the four Quarterlies, 
the Sunday-school Editor has the work of editing our Sunday-school Picture Cards — the 
whole making a work so vast that it would have been scarcely possible but for the 
efficient help of my wife. 

To me the work has bepn one of delight and I trust it has to some extent met the 
needs of our Sunday-schools. 

It seems to be necessary to say something with referejice to the transitional iieriod 
through which we are passing. The Lessons which our International Sunday- 
School Conuuittee has supplied us for years and which have been very helpful and done 
much to inform the young mind in Bible facts seem to be losing favor with some. With 
others there seems to be a desire to get hold of a system that will virtually teach itself, 
or that will so thoroughly infatuate the Sunday-school scholar as to relieve the teacher 
of the work of acquiring Bible knowledge and personal preparation, but we must remem- 
ber there is no royal road to the Kingdom, although there is a royal road for all who 
enter the Kingdom — the. King's Highway. Can we hope to introduce methods of teaching 
the Word of God by systems of amusement and- entertainment that will effectually bind 
the heart to God? Is there to be no distinction made between God's Holy Day and secular 
days? If man secularizes religion how will religion lift him to the Christian plane of 
holy living? If the Bible is brought to the plane of the common scliool book and its 
knowledge imparted to the scholar with no feeling of reverence and no atmosphere of 
sanctity, how long will the Holy Scriptures be able to make the children wise through 
faith that is in Christ Jesus? 

Will a system whose dominant element is play bring out and develop the spiritual 
nature of the child? And will a course that is routine and weakening in its character 
develop strong pedigogical qualities in the teacher? If our time and energy are expended 
upon machinery while little or no attention is paid to tlie seed corn of God's truth, what 
kind of a harvest may we expect to reap in the coming years? 

Any system at variance with the divinely appointed method of imparting a knowl- 
edge of God's Word, if it makes it hard for the parent to instruct his child in the 
Scriptures or causes the child to lose relish for the Word of God, should not meet with 
too ready a reception. 

An ice bank may be covered so deep with sawdust that the rays of the sun cannot 
penetrate the ice. God's Word must not be hidden too deep by the arts of man. 

Some of our schools which have tried the New Graded Series for one or two quarters have 
gone back to the International Series. There seems to be a reason for tliis. The most progres- 
sive members of the Sunday-schools are usually chosen to represent the schools at Township, 
County and State conventions. At these gatherings expert demonstrators show the 
merits of the new system and it seems easy. It is like what sometimes occurs in the 
culinary art.- At our great department stores there are experts who demonstrate the 



virtues of certain cooliing utensils. To those who IooIj on and who sample the products 
failure seems impossible, so utensils are purchased, but after a few unsuccessful attempts, 
the new are often set aside and the old standby is brought out again. Why is this? 
Because expert knowledge is required to manipulate those utensils with which the 
demonstrator succeeds. So it is in the use of the new Graded Series. It requires the 
skilled expert to teach the lesson successfully, and for this reason it seems to me our 
Graded International Lesson Helps are better adapted to the majority of our schools, and 
with the loyalty our pastors and Sunday-school workers are showing toward our literature 
we may hope for improvement that will meet the needs of our people. However, there 
are some of our Sunday-schools that seem to need the International Graded Series and it 
is right and proper that they should have them. I would recommend to the Board of 
Trustees of the Christian Publishing Association that arrangements be made with F. M. 
Barton, of Cleveland, by which our Publishing Agent can furnish the Graded Series to 
schools desiring to adopt that Series. While the publications put out by Mr. Barton are 
not so exhaustive as those of the Westminster, they are less expensive and I believe will 
meet our needs. Provisions should be made to supply our Sunday-schools with what 
they need whether published by Mr. Barton or by the syndicate. 

If the use of Presbyterian Lesson Helps makes Presbyterians, the use of Methodist 
Lesson Helps makes Methodists, and the use of Baptist Lesson Helps makes Baptists, it 
does not require the eloquence of a Hamilton or the logic of a Lock to tell us how to 
make Christians. 

Too long we have been content to be feeders of other churches and have failed in the 
massing of a constituency commensurate with the splendid abilities and untiring labors of 
our great leaders who loved the Christian Church and defended her position. If we are not 
faithful in the use and application of common sense business methods and principles, 
who will bring us into the rich inheritance that belongs to the Christian Church? 

S. Q. Helfenstein, 
Editor Sunday-school Literature. 

The report was referred to the Committee on Sunday-schools and Commit- 
tee on Publication. 

Upon motion, the members of the Commission on Sunday-schools were 
made the Committee on Sunday-schools, and the chairman authorized to fill 
vacancies. The names of the members are : Rollin A. Plunkett, Chairman, 
Sullivan, Indiana ; H. E. Clemm, Troy, Ohio ; Hermon Eldredge, Erie, Pa. ; 
George Worley, Covington, Ohio; Rev. S. Q. Helfenstein, Dayton, Ohio; J, F. 
Barnes, Huntington, Indiana ; Mrs. E. L. Goodwin, Boston, Mass. ; Prof. W. A. 
Harper, Elon College, N. C. ; Rev. W. H. Hainer, Irvington, N. J. ; Rev. T. S. 
"Weeks, Benton Station, Maine'; Rev. W. 0. Hornbaker, Urbana, 111.; Rev. 
Edwin Morrell, Defiance, Ohio. (Note. — These are the Commission, but all 
were not present on the Committee.) 

The Committee on Rules and Order of Business reported as follows : 

Report of Committee on Rules and Order of Business 

To the President of the Christian Publishing Association. 

We, your Committee on Rules and Business, respectfully report the following and 
move its adoption. 



First, That the election of officers be on Monday, following the President's address. 

That nominations be made by a committee of nineteen. Said committee to be nom- 
inated from the floor and to select persons for the various offices to be filled. The nom- 
inating speeches must not exceed three minutes. 

The election of officers shall be by ballot, providing there is more than one nominee 
for any office. If there be but one nominee the Association may direct the secretary to 
cast the entire vote of the Association for such persons for the office named. 

Second. The order of election of officers shall be as follows : 

First, The President of the Christian Publishing Association. 

Second. Vice-president. 

Third. Secretary of the Association. 

Fourth, Treasurer of the Association. 

Fifth, Editor of the Herald of Gospel Lilertp. 

Sixth, Editor of the Sunday-school literature. 

Seventh, Seven members of Board of Trustees of the Christian Publishing Association. 

Eighth, The President shall appoint as many tellers as are necessary to take up the 
ballots, canvass the vote and report the same to the Association. 

Respectfully submitted, 


By motion, the first section was amended so as to read Tuesday instead of 
Monday. Report adopted as amended. 

Rev, J. E. Etter announced that a picture of the Convention would be 
taken at 1 :00 p. m. 

The following named persons were elected the Committee of Nineteen on 
Nominations : Rev, P. W. McReynolds, Defiance, Ohio (representing Michigan) ; 
A. S. Lynn, Iowa ; Rev. J. R. Cortner, Wyoming ; Rev. R. H. Gott, Indiana ; Rev. 
G. B. Cain, Ohio ; Rev. A. M. Kerr, Ohio ; Rev, L. W. Phillips, N. H. ; Rev, W. 0. 
Hornbaker, Illinois ; Rev. A. H. Bennett, Illinois ; Rev. A. L. Wingate, Illinois ; 
Rev, G. D. Lawrence, Illinois ; Rev. A. W, Lightbourne, Delaware ; Rev. W, W, 
Staley, Va. ; Rev. F. E, Gaige, N. Y, ; Rev, W, P, Fletcher, Ontario ; Rev. P, H. 
Fleming, N. C. ; Rev, Fred Cooper, Mo, ; Hon. E. L. Goodwin, Mass. ; Rev. John 
Blood, N, J, 

Rev. J. H. Behner, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Covington, Ohio, 
was introduced. 

George L. Crawford, agent of the American Bible Society was introduced 
and made some remarks relative to the work of that Society. 


0. W. WHITELOCK, President. 



Troy, Ohio, October 24, 1910. 

The Christian Publishing Association was called to order at 10:05 a. m^, 
by President Whitelock. ]\Iinutes of Friday's session were read, corrected and 

President Whitelock asked Rev. W. W. Staley to act as chairman while he 
read the following report : 

Report of President of Christian Publishing Association 

Brethren of the Christian PuhlMiing Association: — 

It is with great pleasure I greet you, after four years of separation since last 
we met in the city of Huntington, Indiana. There has been many changes in these 
years, some, whom we greeted then, have gone to their reward, fitted with the ripe- 
ness of years and ready to enter their mansion home. I trust these years have been 
))leasant and prosperous ones to all of you and the principles of the Christian Church 
have grown dearer to your hearts. In some ways the present quadrennium has 
been the most marked of any in our history. During this quadrennium, the 
Christian Church celebrated the Centennial anniversary of the founding of the Herald 
of Gospel Liberty, our own church paper, and the oldest religious newspaper in the 

This celebration was held in the historic city of Portsmouth, in the state of 
New Hampshire, which was the home of Elias S'mith, and where the first copy of the 
Herald of Gospel Tjiberty was issued, on the first day of September, 1808. I, with 
many of our brethi-en, had a part in that celebration, the memory of which lingers as 
one of the most pleasant and important events of our lives. This celebration meant 
very much to the Christian Church. Representatives of the oldest newspapers of 
other denominations joined with us in this celebration. As a church we became bet- 
ter known and our principles came, more and more, to be recognized as the princi- 
ples that are to-day taking hold of the minds and hearts of members of all Christian 
denominations. It is not so much because the Herald of Gospel Liberty is the oldest 
religious newspaper in the. world that we cherish it, as it is, that to-day it stands 
for the Christian liberty and Christian fellowship that moved the heart of its founder 
over one hundred years ago. Then these principles were despised and their advo- 
cates branded as heretics, but to-day they are looked upon as the principles upon 
which the world can unite, in Christian fellowship. 

The Herald of Gospel Liberty is our own church paper. It is large and full of 
spiritual food for the masses of our people. Our church ought to appreciate it more 
than it does. It is growing, however, in influence and helpfulness, but as yet, it is 
not as widely read as its merits demand. I appeal to the members of this Associa- 
tion to talk and preach for more readers and subscribers to our own church paper. 
It represents the Christian Church. It is ours. Let us be loyal to it and not only 
to the Herald but to all our publications. Read our books, written by our ablest 
and best men, to the end that we may become more enthusiastic in our church and 
spiritual life. Brethren you can never enthuse others unless you first become en- 
thused yourself. May we get such an inspiration from this convention that we 
will carry it home with us and give it out to others. 

I come to-day to speak of and for the Christian Publishing Association and to 
give an account of our stewardship as officers. We trust we have not been "sloth- 



fill" servants but have "gained other talents." It is with pleasure and not with 
fear and trembling that we give our accounting. While our duties have been, at 
times, somewhat onerous, yet they have been pleasant for the most part. Substan- 
tial harmony has existed among all our officers, editors and agent, and especially in 
the past year all have worked together in the utmost fellowship and unity of purpose. 
Our prosperity has been almost beyond our expectations. 

I do not pretend to be a prophet or "the son of a prophet," yet my hopeful pre- 
dictions have come to pass. In addressing you at Norfolk, Virginia, eight years ago, 
I said "Our faces are now set toward the rising and not the. setting sun. We look 
to the future with brighter hopes and with courageous hearts for grander achieve- 
ments." The four years following showed that this was not an idle dream or a 
flitting fancy. The. following quadrennium we built and equipped a splendid publish- 
ing house at a total cost of $84,640.63 as reported four years ago. The indebted- 
ness at that time was $18,000.00. I said at that time in my report: "If the business 
of the Association is carefully managed, four years from now the greater part of this should be paid and the Association practically out of debt." My fondest hopes 
have been realized. We have invested $4,138.37 in our press room in the basement 
of the Publishing House, and have, in good notes secured by mortgage, $2,067.71, 
which makes a total of $6,206.08 of the money made the present quadrennium which 
has been invested. Our indebtedness is only $6,000.00, so you see we have a little 
more than wiped out the $18,000.00 of the debt of four years ago. Four years ago 
we had no presses and no press room of our own, now we have half an interest in a 
well-equipped press room with the owner of the other half interest as manager; not 
only do we, in this way, do our own press work, but the firm has a paying business in 
addition. The arrangement has proven veiT satisfactory. The net gains from our 
publishing house and business for the quadrennium have been as follows: 

Last three months of 1906 $ 1,715.84 

From January 1, 1907, to January 1, 1908, 5,323.41 

From January 1, 1908, to January 1, 1909 4,151.43 

From January 1, 1909, to January 1, 1910, 5,105.44 

Fi'om January 1, 1910, to October 1, 1910, 5,074.65 

A total for the quadrennium of $21,370.77 

This is, to my mind a splendid showing for our business. The preceding quad- 
rennium we had net gains amounting to $10,3 27,30, showing a gain this quadrennium 
over the past of $11,043.47. You see we have more than doubled our gains in four 
years. It is hardly to be expected that we can, in the four years to come, make 
such a showing in increase of profits to the House. The above does not take into 
account the gain in the value of our real estate in Dayton. This gain has been 
conservatiA'ely estimated at $20,537.58. The total inventory of the net assets of the 
Christian Publishing Association are now $128,361.11. The following is the inven- 
tory of the. entire assets of the Association: 

Herald of Gospel Liberty $ 168.42 

Books 5,166.69 

Lesson Leaves 400.45 

Junior Herald 8.85 

S'lnda-i- School Herald 36.95 

Post Office (Deposit) 20.00 



Hymnary 1,523.12 

Annual ,. . 55.00 

Sales Account 179.54 

Accounts in Transit 1,860.00 

Real Estate 100,500.00 

Office Fixtures 434.20 

Composing Room 14,934.87 

Agent's account 124.13 

Bills Receivable 2,067.71 

Treasurer's account 188.14 

Bills Receivable in Treasurer's hands 2,474.92 

Christian Missionary 79.75 

Drury Printing Co 4,138.37 

Liabilities October 1, 1910 

Bills Payable $ 6,000.00 

Net assets 128,361.11 

The net assets four years ago, October 1, 1906, were $81,365.30. A net gain 
in assets the past four years of $46,996.81. These figures are almost startling, yet 
they are in fact conservative. The Christian Publishing Association is now in a 
position to be of great service to the Church and will be, under careful and judicious 
management. We must not get the idea we are rich and therefore can be extrava- 
gant and wasteful. We must remember that mOst any one can be economical when 
his pocket is full. I want to sound a note of warning at this time, that it will take 
as wise men to successfully handle our business now as it did during the days of our 
adversity a few years ago. Carelessness, extravagance, and waste would soon put 
us on the downward road again. Personally I have taken great interest in our 
publishing plant and have given my best thought and considerable of my time to 
make success possible. To this end members of the board, editors- and agent have 
heartily co-operated. It has been a harmonious spirit for success that has moved 
them. You will pardon this apparent egotism when I say, "You are to be congrat- 
ulated on having servants who have so carefully administered the trust you have 
given them." I believe words of commendation should be given all my associates 
for their faithfulness. I hope we. have been worthy servants and have merited 
"Well done." I have prepared two reports to the Convention before preparing this 
one to you, so it seems that I have little more to say, only to give you in a detailed 
way some, of the important business of the House during the quadrennium. 

As to our regular publications I make the following report: 

Herald of Gospel Libertys Printed 

October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1907, 239,525 copies, average 4,610 per week 
1, 1907, " " 1, 1908, 294,850 " " 5,862 " 

1,1908, " " 1,1909,315,450 " " 6,066 " 

1, 1909, " " 1, 1910, 295,200 " " 5,675 " 

General average for four years, 5, 5 5 2. 
Sunday School Heralds Printed 
October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1907, 603,616 copies, average 11,608 per week 
1, 1907, " " 1, 1908, 631,366 " " 12.141 " 



1, 1908, " " 1, 1909, 657,366 '• " 12,641 " 

1, 1909, " " 1, 1910, 702,606 " " 13,511 " 

General average for the four years. 12,475. 

Junior Heralds Printed 

October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1907, 787.366 copies, average 15,141 per week 
1, 1907, " " 1, 1908, 793,000 " " 15,250 " 

1, 1908, " " 1, 1909, 804,700 " " 15,475 " 

1, 1909, " " 1, 1910, 708,600 " •' 13,625 " 

General average for the four years, 14,865. 

Christian Missionarys Printed 

October 1. 1906. to October 1, 1907, 45,200 copies, average 3,766 per month 

1, 1907, " " 1, 1908, 37,300 " " 3,108 " 

1, 1908, " " 1, 1909, 30,500 " " 2,541 " 

1, 1909, " " 1, 1910, 31,700 " " 2,641 " 

General average for the four years 3,014. 

Bible Class Quarterlies Printed 

October 1, 19.06, to October 1, 1907, 112,600 copies, average 2 8,150 per qr. 

1.1907, " '• 1,1908,118,500 " " 29,627 " 
1, 1908, " " 1, 1909, 129,700 " " 32,425 " 
1, 1909, " " 1, 1910, 137,000 " " 34,250 " 

General average for the four years, 31,113. 

Intermediate Quarterlies Printed 

October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1907, 103,400 copies, average 25,850 per qr. 
1, 1907, " " 1, 1908, 109,300 " " 27,325 " 

1.1908, " " 1,1909,110,700 " " 27,675 " 
1, 1909. " " 1. 1910, 104.000 " " 26,000 " 

General average for the four years, 2 5,212. 

Ijesson Leaflets Printed 

October 1, 1906, to October 1, 1907, 4,800 copies, average 1,2 00 per qr. 

1, 1907, " " 1, 1908. 5,400 " " 1,325 " 

l' 1908. " •" 1, 1909. 8^000 " " 2,000 " 

l] 1909, " " 1, 1910, 10.500 " " 2,625 " 

General average for the four years, 1,787. 

Jvuiior Quarterlies Printed 

Year ending October 1, 1910, 24,000 copies, average 6,000 per quarter. 
Primary Quarterlies Printed 

Year ending October 1, 1910, 27,000 copies, average 6,750 per quarter. 

The Junior Quarterly and Primary Quarterly were first published beginning with 
the year 1910. Th-^^ Primary has been the cause of the decrease in our Junior Herald 
the last year. 

Books Published 

I believe our people should know about the books that have been published at 
the expense of the House. The question is asked. Does it pay? Why don't you 
publish more books? 



These questions you can answer yourselves when the facts are before you, so I 
present the record as to the books published during the past and present quad- 

1904 — Scripture Doctrine, (J. J. Summerbell) 

1000 copies cost $400.00 

536 copies disposed of for 510.00 

Profit 110.00 

464 copies on hand. 
1904 — Fruit Rearing Truths, (Barrett). 

1000 copies cost $400.00 

395 copies disposed of for 266.25 

Deficit 133.75 

605 copies on hand. 
1904 — Christian Endeavor Addresses, (Burnett). 

1000 copies cost $250.00 

431 copies disposed of for 172.00 

Deficit 78.00 

569 copies on hand. 

1907 — Democi'acy of Religion, (McWhinuey). 

1000 copies cost $400.00 

33 2 copies disposed of for 174.00 

Deficit 226.00 

668 copies on hand. 

1908 — Bible Doctrine, (Kinkade). 

1000 copies cost $400.00 

153 copies disposed of for 143.00 

Deficit 257.00 

84 7 copies on hand. 

1908 — Centennial of Religious Journalism, (Barrett). 

2000 copies cost '. . . . $1500.00 

1066 copies disposed of for 1066.00 

Deficit 434.00 

934 copies on hand. 

1908 — Puritan Captain, (E. Charlton). 

1000 copies cost $400.00 

370 copies disposed of for 320.00 

Deficit 80.00 

630 copies on hand. 

1 908 — Modern Light Bearers, ( Barrett ) . 

200 copies cost $200.00 

135 copies disposed of for 82.50 

Deficit 117.50 

65 copies on hand. 

1909 — Abraham Snethen, (Burnett). 

1000 copies cost $400.00 



519 copies disposed of for 494.00 

Profit 94.00 

481 copies on hand. 

1910 — Six Centuries, (Summerbell) . 

500 copies cost $150.00 

280 copies disposed of for 172.50 

Profit 2 2.50 

220 copies on hand. 


4000 copies (including plates) $2,600.00 

3600 copies disposed of for 1,800.00 

Deficit 800.00 

4 00 copies on hand. 

I want to call attention to the fact, however, that the large expense in publish- 
iing the. hymnaries is in the cost of the plates and they will be good for several large 
editions. The next edition will bring a profit to the Association. 

Itemized statement of the rental value of our Publishing House. 

Tenant Rooms Time to Run Per Mo. Per Yr. Donat'n 

J. C. Storch, Bus. room 42 Jan., 1913, $100.00 $1200.00 

Bus. room 2 4 
Hamiel Hat Co., Bus. room 4 4 July, 1920, 83.33 1000.00 1st 5 yr. 

1050.00 2d 5 yr. 

Emil Buehler, Bus. room Corner March, 1915, 125.00 1500.00 

Drury Printing Co., Basement Indefinite 30.00 360.00 

J. Z. Binkley, 204 S. Ludlow April, 1912, 75.00 900.00 

Dr. Lambert, Room 20 2d fir. Jan., 1914, 20.00 -240.00 

James Gerard, Room 21 2d fir. Aug., 1911, 25.00 300.00 

A. M. Heck, Room 23 & 25 2d flr. March, 1911, 27.50 330.00 

A. C. C, Room 28 2d flr. Indefinite 8.33 100.00 

E. Daniels, Room 29 2d flr. Ang., 1911, 15.00 180.00 

E. Daniels, Room 27 2d flr. Temporary, 15.00 180.00 

W. G. Critchlow, 3d flr. Aug. 20, 1915, 120.00 1440.00 

Missions, Rooms 40 & 44 4th flr. Indefinite 35.00 420.00 $252.00 

C. P. A. Offices, 4th flr " 100.00 1200.00 

$779.16 $9350.00 $252.00 

Donation our own offices $1200.00 

Mission offices 252.00 

Total $1452.00 

Income from rents $7898.00 

From these statements and my report as secretary of Publications I believe you 
can get a comprehensive idea of the. scope of our publishing business and the impor- 
tant interests of our Publishing House. Loyalty to our publications will make 
success in the future as in the past. Disloyalty and faultfinding will bring disaster 
and ruin. Our Publishing House will be, in a very large measure what you make it. 
No matter how faithful your servants may be, they alone cannot bring prosperity, 



but together, hand In hand and heart to heart, our interests will prosper and great 
good will be. accomplished for the cause of Christ and His Church. 

Speaking now for myself, I appreciate the honors you have given me and the 
confidence you have reposed in me, these almost ten years, as president of your 
Association and twelve years as trustee. I have seen our publishing interests develop. 
I have taken a pardonable pride in the building and equipping of our splendid Pub- 
lishing House. We see it now practically free from debt and prosperous in every 
way. We now return to you the "talents" with interest accrued. The trust estate 
is returned to you. May God help you to care for it. 

Hoping that the future will have in store great prosperity for the Christian 
Publishing Association, we thank you for your kindness and co-operation and will 
always remain, your most earnest well wishers. 

Fraternally submitted, 


Pres. C. P. A. 

The report was referred to the Committee on Publication. 

Upon motion, a vote of thanks was extended to President Whitelock and 
the Board of Trustees for their fidelity, and interest in the work of the Asso- 

To fill vacancies on the Committee on Publishing, by vote. Rev. E. L. 
Moffitt, Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh, Rev. L. W. Phillips and Rev. J. A. Stover 
were appointed. 

Committee on Sunday-schools offered a partial report which, upon motion, 
was referred back to the committee. 

Rev. A. M. Kerr asked some questions relative to the bookkeeping at the 
Publishing House, and the following motion was adopted : 

Moved, that all the inquiries raised by Rev. A. M. Kerr, and all relevant 
matters thereto, be referred to the Committee on Publishing, with a request to 
make report concerning all matters pertaining to the inquiries of the Asso- 


0. W. WHITELOCK, President. 

Note : — At a called session of the Board of Trustees the statement by 
Agent J. N. Hess (See Page 134) was approved and ordered printed for dis- 
tribution . 

Troy, Ohio, October 25, 1910 

The Christian Publishing Association was called to order at 9 : 45 by Pres- 
ident Whitelock. Minutes of previous session were read and approved. 



As it was time for the election of officers the president asked Rev. "W. D. 
Samuel to preside. 

Committee on Nominations gave the following report : 

For President and Trustee, Hon. O. W. Whitelock, Huntington, Indiana. 

For Secretary and Trustee, Netum Rathbun, Troy, Ohio. 

For Treasurer, D. M. McCuUough, Troy, Ohio. 

For Editor of the Herald of Gospel Liherty, Rev. J. P. Barrett, Dayton, Ohio. 

For Editor Sunday-school Literature, Rev. J. U. Newman, Elon College, N. C. 

For Trustees, Rev. A. M. Kerr, Pleasant Hill, Ohio; Rev. W. W. Staley, Suffolk, Va. ; 
Prof. J. N. Dales, Toronto, Ontario ; Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh, Columbus Grove, Ohio ; 
James S. Frost, Lakemont, N. Y. ; Rev. G. D. Lawrence, Avon, 111. ; Hon. E. L. Goodwin, 
Boston, Mass. 

(The Committee failing to report a name for the vice-presidency, Rev. 
J. J. Summerbell, of Dayton, Ohio, was nominated from the floor. Henry 
Crampton was nominated from the floor for secretary, but refused to serve 
longer, having had the office for eleven years.) 

By vote of the Association the secretarj^ cast the ballot for each of the fol- 
lowing named persons : 

For president, 0. W. Whitelock ; for vice-president, Rev. J. J. Summerbell ; 
for secretary, Netum Rathbun ; for treasurer, D. M. McCullough ; for editor 
Herald of Gospel Liberty, Rev. J. P. Barrett; for trustees, Rev. A. M. Kerr; 
Rev. W. W. Staley ; Prof. J. N. Dales ; Hon. A. M. Heidelbaugh ; James S. Frost ; 
Rev. G. D. Lawrence ; E. L. Goodwin. 

The nominee presented by the Committee for editor of the Sunday-school 
Literature was Rev. J. U. Newman, of Elon College, N. C. ; and Rev. S. Q. 
Helfenstein, the present editor, was nominated from the floor. 

Tellers were appointed, and the vote taken by ballot as reported by the 
tellers was : 

"Whole number of votes cast 183 

J. U. Newman 52 

S. Q. Helfenstein 131 

Dr. Helfenstein was declared elected, and the vote was made unanimous. 

Acting President Samuel presented to the Association the re-elected 
president, who made a few remarks. President Whitelock introduced Vice- 
President Summerbell, who said that he was "glad to get acquainted." The 
new secretarj^, the treasurer and the trustees were introduced, and Rev, D. M. 
Helfenstein offered prayer for all the officers and the Association. 

A vote of thanks for, and appreciation of, the services rendered was given 
to the retiring secretary, Henry Crampton, who was first elected to that office 
at the Newmarket Convention in 1898. 



Rev. Silas IMosteller offered the following motion, which was heartily 
adopted : 

I move that the Agent of the Association, J. N. Hess, be commended for his efficient 


0. W. WHITELOCK, President. 

Troy, Ohio, October 26, 1910 

The Association was called to order at 1 : 45 p. m. by President Whiteloek. 
After singing, prayer was offered by Rev. S. McNeely, of Tiosa, Indiana. 
Minutes of previous session were read and approved. 

President Whiteloek introduced the matter of publishing the Convention 
Address of President Samuel, and announced that J. , S. Frost and Henry 
Crampton would receive advance orders; the condition of publishing it being 
based upon advance orders enough to cover the expense. 

Rev. J. F. Burnett, secretary of the American Christian Convention, pre- 
sented the following resolutions which had been adopted by that body and 
which, upon motion, were certified over to the Christian Publishing Associa- 
tion : 

Resolutions of American Christian Convention Certified to Christian 
Publishing- Association 

This is to certify to the Christian Publishing Association that the following resolutions 
were adopted by the American Christian Convention in session at Troy, Ohio, October 
26, 1910, and upon motion of the Hon. O. W. Whiteloek were to be certified over to the 
Christian Publishing Association. J. F. BURNETT, Sec'y A. C. C. 

First, The adoption of the new graded lesson helps under such arrangements as may 
be made effective by the trustees of C. P. A. 

Second, That we recommend that the text of the American Revised Version and the 
Authorized Aversion he printed as the basis of lesson study in the Sunday-school helps. 

Third. That a new publication be issued as a monthly or quarterly for Sunday-school 
teachers and superintendents. 

Fourth, • 

Fifth, In consideration of the requests from various sections of the country for special 
space in the Herald, of Gospel Liherty for publication of church news, and the impossibil- 
ity of granting the same, we recommend that such news hereafter be included in the Field 

Sixth, That the Publishing House be encouraged to publish more denominational 
books, especially those of a historical or educational character, and that other classes of 
works not directly in line with our work should be printed only when apparent that they 
wcr.ld l)e financially successful. 



Seventh, Recoiumeiidea that the Trustees secure expert assistance for the Sunday- 
school editor as it may be required. 

Eighth, A conservative expansive policy should be followed by the Christian Publish- 
ing Association. A small per cent, of the earnings of the House should be expended in 
developing new fields for our literature and in enlarging old ones. Up-to-date and ad- 
vanced methods should he employed to create a demand for our publications. 

Ninth, The Herald in the bookkeeping and reports of our publishing agent should have 
credit for the space used in advertising our books and Sunday-school literature, etc., to 
the end that the paper be relieved, in a measure, as the burden- bearer of all our interests 
that justice may be done, in a business sense, to the paper. 

Tenth, Men should be chosen as officers of the C. P. A., Avhether laymen or ministers, 
with reference to their business capacity to manage our publishing interests as a church 
publishing association. We recommend publicity of all business affairs of the xVssociation 
to the end that the entire brotherhood may know how the business is carried on and the 
results thereof. 

Resolutions adopted. 

Dr. Martyn Summerbell of the Committee to Examine Manuscripts spoke, 
for the president, relative to the manuscripts of Rev. Austin Craig ; Rev. W. J. 
Warrener ; Rev. M. T. Morrill ; Rev. Thomas Holmes. 

The Committee on Publishing read the following report : 

Report of Committee on Publishing 

We, your Committee on Publishing, have considered all the reports and papers referred 
to us, and beg leave to submit the following ; 

1. We have considered the Special Report of the Publishing Agent in regard to the 
distribution of the various expense accounts of the C. P. A., and it seems to us a reason- 
able distribution of the same. 

We endorse, however, the action of the Convention in ordering that hereafter the 
Herald of Gospel Liberty account be credited with all the advertising it carries. 

2. We commend the work and general policy of the editor of the Herald of Gospel 
Liberty, and that of the editor of our Sunday-school Literature. 

.3. We opprove the action of the American Christian Convention in reference to the 
Graded Sunday-school Lessons. 

Members of Committee present. 

Report considered item by item, and adopted as a whole. 


0. W. WHITELOCK, President. 



Troy, Ohio, October 27, 1910 

President AVhiteloek called the Association to order at 8 : 45 a. m. After 
singing, Rev. AV. J. Young, of Piqua, Ohio, offered prayer. Minutes of pre- 
vious meeting were read, corrected and approved. 

The Committee on Examination of Manuscripts made the following report : 

Report of Committee on Examination of Manuscripts 

Your Committee on Examination of Manuscripts malce tlie following report : 

1. The manuscript of the writings of Rev. Austin Craig, D. D., was referred to Rev. 
Martyn Summerbell, D. D., with instruction to consult with Dr. Craig's family, and ex- 
amine the manuscripts and report conclusions to the Trustees of the C. P. A. 

2. The manuscript of Rev. Wm. J. Warrener, entitled, "'Ecclesiastical Law," 
was referred to Hon. O. W. Whitelock for investigation, with instructions to report to the 
Board of Trustees of the C. P. A. 

3. The manuscript of Rev. Thomas Holmes, D. D., entitled "The Kingdom of God," 
was referred to Prof. J. N. Dales for him to consult with Dr. Holmes and if agreeable to 
recommend that advance subscriptions be taken for the book and if enough l.e secured to 
recommend its publication by the Christian Publishing Association. 

4. We recommend that the manuscript of Mrs. M. A. Pinell. entitled "An Exposition 
of the Book of Revelation," be referred to the Trustees of the C. P. A. 

5. The manuscript of Rev. M. T. Morrill. D. D., entitled "A History of the Chris- 
tians," was referred to Prof. J. N. Dales for examination and recommendation to the 
Trustees of the C. P. A. O. W. WHITELOCK. Chairman. 

HUGH A. SMITH, Secretary. 
Report adopted. J- ?• BARRETT. 

Mr. Harmon Eldredge, of Erie, Pa., gave an address on "Our Sunday- 
school Literature." Upon motion, Mr. Eldredge was requested to prepare his 
address for publication in the Herald of Gospel Liberty. 

Upon motion, voted that another edition of Burnett's "Principles of the 
Christian Church" he published. 

It was voted to extend an expression of sympathy to Mr. A. F. Chase of 
the Publishing House because of the recent death of his brother, Rev. D. L. 
Chase; also to the family of the deceased; also to Rev. W. A. Gross and wife 
in their old age and feebleness. Brother Gross having been at one time the 
agent of the C. P. A. 

Rev. N. Del McReynolds spoke feelingly of M. 0. Adams, deceased, a form- 
er treasurer of the Association. 
Minutes read and approved. 


0. W. WHITELOCK, President. 






Mr. I're.siilnit and Brethren and Sisters of the Ameriean Christian Convention: — 

In reporting coucex'uing the meetings of the "LilDerals'', of the year 1910, to whom my 
son, Carlyle Summerbell, and myself were appointed delegates by your executive board. 
I will save some of your valuable time by referring you to the letters we sent to the 
Christian Sun, and Herald of Gospel Liberty; the last one of which, when I wrote it, I 
thought was the last word, as far as I was concerned. 

However, after those letters were sent to the papers, an event happened, of such 
peculiar publicity and consequent significance, that I ought to state it to my brethren at 
this opportunity. In order to enable you to understand fully its importance, and its 
connection with events, it is necessary for me to repeat a little of that which has been 
already published. 

At the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Francis David, the Unitarian martyr, 
held at Colozsvar, in eastern Hungary, on August 20th. as your delegate I conveyed your 
greetings and good wishes to the Hungarians, assembled in a large multitude in their 
great chuix-h at that place, including officials of their denomination and others, and 
members of all classes of society, government and army. My remarks had been sent in 
advance to the managers, and translated into Hungarian, although many of the audience 
were acquainted with English, in which language I addres.sed them, as follows : — 

On this 400th anniversary of Hungarian true glory, when you recognize the services 
and sufferings of Francis David in the cause of liberty of religious belief, it is fitting that 
another body, springing up about one hundred years ago in the western world, should say 
a word of approval of your glorious record. 

The Christians, a small body of the followers of Jesus Christ, numbering 100,000 to 
120.000 in the United States and Canada, bring you kindest greetings. 

Hon. Horace Mann argued for us that we take that "name, not invidiously", as imply- 
ing that others are not Christians, but as a name free from suggestions of exclusiveness. 

Since we are largely a rural people, with few churches in the cities, we are not as 
well known as greater denominations, and it may be permitted to mention to you some 
of our peculiarities :— 

1. We accept no creed but the Bible: 

2. We allow each one to interpret it for himself; 

3. Our fellowship is based on Christian conduct; 

4. Our only name is Christian. 

All our traditions are those of. liberty. We were freeborn. One of our ministers 
in the year 1808 established the Herald of Gospel Liberty. Some of our ministers, when 
we came out from the Baptists, Methodists and Presbyterians, a little over one hundred 
yefirs ago. manumitted their slaves. One of our ministers. William Kinkade, saved Illinois 
from becoming a slave State. Another. N. Summerbell, my own loved father, presided 
over the first anti-slavery convention ever held west of the Allegheny Mountains. Our 
last general representative body passed a resolution protesting against exclusion from our 
Christian fellowship of any person or churches, whose Christian character testifies to 
love for. and faith in, the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Our people deeply honor the words of the pi-ophet Isaiah, who thus described the 
feeling of the God of Israel : — 

"The Lord .Jehovah, who gathered the outcasts of Israel, saith. yet will T gather others 
to him. besides his own that are gathered" (Isaiah .56:8). 



We are not Christian because we are "Liberal", but liberal because we are Christian. 

The early missionaries of Christianity, in entering a city, first went to the Jews with 
tlieir message, and their voices were heard in the synagogues. 

However, one of these missionaries thought that the blessings of heaven were to 
be confined within the boundaries of a popular religion ; but God taught him that, "What 
God hath cleansed, make thou not common". So that he afterwards said, — 

"Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons : but in every nation he 
that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is acceptable to him" (Acts 10:34-35). 

This is the doctrine of our creed, the Bible. 

All through the ages good men have had breadth of fraternity. 

Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek. 

One time in the camp of Israel, — ■ 

"There ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Mednd do prophesy in' 
the cami). And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, 
answered and said My Lord Moses, forbid them. And Moses said unto him. Art thou 
jealous for my sake? Would tliat all .Jehovah's people were prophets, that Jehovah 
would put his spirit upon them" (Numbers 11:27-29). 

There is no proof that tlie book of Job was written by any author of the Jews or 

And God taught that his children should be independent of formulas and shibboleths: 
for the book of Esther does not even contain his name. 

Although Jesus himself was a Jew, the very Scriptures that he so insisted on reveal 
clearly that his ancestors were not of pure Jewish blood; having descended from Ruth 
the Moabitess, and from Rahab, the Canaanite lady of Jericho. 

These facts show that God is inclined to be "Liberal." 

How plainly Paul, the earnest disciple of Jesus, taught, 

"When Gentiles that have not the law do by nature the things of the law, these, not 
having the law, are the law unto themselves; in that they show the work of the law 
written in their hearts, their hearts bearing witness therewith, and their thoughts one 
with another accusing or else excusing" (Romans 2:14-15). 

Therefore I tliink the executive board of our American Christian Convention did 
right to accepj; the invitation of the "Liberals" in religion, who do not impose on us any 
endorsement of opinions, who do not even ask that we extend Christian fellowship to 
them, but only ask us to join with them in the light of sincerity for the promotion of 
religious life, bound together by the spirit of liberty. Our executive board has done as 
Jesus would; who, in the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, although at first seeming to hesitate 
about blessing the Syro-Phoenician woman, saying, "It is not meet to take the children's 
bread and to cast it to the dogs," soon blessed the woman and healed her daughter : for 
she had said, "The dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs." I think this Syro- 
Phoenician woman was a "Liberal" in religion, even if she did not claim to be one of 
the children: for she got great good of Jesus. — I wish all the "Liberals" would ask my 
Jesus, not nierely for the crumbs, but for the full loaves of the gospel. 

How sweet it is that Jesus, who so emphatically urged the command of the Old 
Testament law, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself," plainly revealed that the true 
neiglibor might be, not the priest or the I^evite, "passing by on the other side," with 
ecclesiastical noses tilted high in the air, but the "Liberal" Samaritan, stooping down over 
the sufferer and binding up his wounds. 

Animated by these principles taught by our only creed, the Bible, we bring you 
sincerest good wishes, and trust that divine blessings may rest on you, and that the Sprit 
from above may guide and direct you. 


The reading of this address was repeatedly interrupted by general applause, especially 
in tho?e passages stating our principles, or mentioning points of our record in the struggle 
for liberty; but at the time, and even when writing my report for the Herald, I did not 
know how important was the event, althougli T was impressed with certain honors, to 
some of which I alluded: such as talcing me from tlie main floor at the afternoon banquet, 
and seating me near tlae bisliop ; and on the next afternoon asliing me to sit immediately 
next to the bishop ; and informing me that my remarks had been made a motro, or text, 
for afternoon speaking in the Hungarian language. 

When I made my report in the Herald referring to these attentions, I was not yet 
awai-e of their full significance; but a few days later, as our large company from England 
and America was leaving Budapest, and receiving farewells from the Hungarians at the 
railroad station there, as the train was about to move off, Mr. Josan, the most prominent 
Unitarian minister standing on the platform, catching sight of your delegates looking from 
the windows of the train and waving our handlcerchiefs, called out in a ringing voice, 
beautiful in its tone of feeling and sincerity, a voice dominating all the confusion of the 

"Love to the Christians of America, that are truly so". 

As he thus shouted, his arms were outstretched, his face Avas transfigured, shining 
with the admiration he must have felt for our principles; and his inimitable emphasis 
and inflections on the words, "that are truly so", and the sweet prolongation of the word 
so, meaning that the Christians of America were "truly" Christian, made me kuow that 
the principles of our people had met approval among the Unitarians of Hungary. That 
parting cry, "Love to the Christians of America, that are trul.v so", uttered with such 
publicity and beauty, touched my heart, meaning more to me than seating me in places 
of honor at banquets and meetings. It made me know that our principles had excited 
the admiration of the Hungarians. 

And since reaching Dayton I have received a message, evidently signed by two 
persons, reading as follows : — 

"Your speech was so beautiful that your words still * * * * in our ears, and we 
wish to hear you again, when you come in Ilungary, and we hope it will come soon". 

The writer of this message evidently was not fluent in English, but knew the language 
of spiritual Canaan. The words I used in Hungary, and whose utterance seems to have 
reached the hearts of hearers there, to us are commonplace and. usual; what we are 
accustomed to. We haA'e heard these Bible principles all our lives and are familiar with 
them. But to the people of Hungary they gave delight. It was not the speaker, nor 
the manner of utterance, but the Scripture doctrines that appealed to the hearers. There- 
fore, it may be wise and Christian to respond to the courtesies of the Unitarians of 
Hungary, and send them our love. 

I did not know until a few days ago that I was expected to make a report at this 
Convention; and, in fact, did not know that I would be in America at this time until 
three days before I sailed for home. Therefore I have not had opportunity to consult 
with my colleague in the delegation. But I believe I w\U do no violence to his sentiments 
if I make the following recommendations : — 

That a committee be appointed to prepare resolutions of appreciation of the courtesies 
extended to your delegates by the Unitarians of Hungary ; of invitation to them to send 
a delegate to your next "Quadrennial" Convention ; and such other I'esolutions as your 
wisdom may suggest. 

Educational Institutions 



Defiance, Ohio. 

Rev. P. AV. McReynolds, President. 


Defiance, Ohio. 

Rev. P. W. McReynolds, President. 


Elon College, North Carolina. 

Prof. E. L. Moffitt, President. 


Franklinton, North Carolina. 

Rev. H. E. Long, President. 


Jireh, Wyoming. 

Rev. Wm. Flammer, President. 


Lincoln, Kansas. 

C. G. Nelson, President. 


LeGrand, Iowa. 

Rev. Ercy C. Kerr, President. 


Lakemont, N. Y. 

Rev. iMartyn Summerbell, President. 


Merom, Indiana. 

Rev. 0. B. Whitaker, President. 


AVeaubleau, Missouri. 

Rev. Fred Cooper, President. 


Conference Department 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Secretary Summerbell.) 

President. Rev. Alva H. Morrill, D. D., T^a- 
inia. N. H. 

Vice-President, Rev. M. D. Wolfe, Haver- 
ill, Mass. 

Secretary, S. G. Palmer, Somerset. Mass. 

Treasurer, F. R. Woodward, Hill, N. H. 

Department Secretaries — Cliristian Fndeav- 
", Rev. F. H. Gardner. Portsmouth, N. H. : 

issions. Mrs. F. Ij. Goodwin, Roslindale, 
ass.: Sunday-school, Rev. W. A. Leonard, 
''oodstock. Vt. 

Missionary Society Officers — President, Vice- 
resident, Secretary and Treasurer, same as 
onvention; Financial Secretary, Rev. M. J. 
onsber.s:er. Newton, N. H.; Correspondinsr 
?cretarv. Rev. J. G. Dutton. Westerly, R. T. 

Educational Society Officers — President, 
ice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, 
ime as Convention. 


(Reported by Secretary Tillinghast.) 

Next Ses.sion — Sept. 26 and 27. 1911. 

President, Rev. J. G. Dutton. Westerly, R. T. 

Vice-President, Rev. F. H. Peters, New Bed- 
vrd. Mass. 

Secretary, Rev. C A. Tilling-hast, Provi- 
?nce. R. T. 

Assistant Secretary. Rev. S. G. Palmer, Pot- 
>rsville, Mass. 

Treasurer. Mr. M. W. Morton, Providence, 
. I. 

Departniei»t Secretaries — Missions. P. S. 
ailer. 79 Clark St.. Lvnn, Mass.; Sunday- 
"hools. Mrs. Jane T. Goodwin. Roslindale: 
hristian Fndeavor, Miss Ruth "W. Pierce, 
ew Bedford. Mass.: Education, C. Summer- 
ell, Fall River, Mass. 

Ministers — J. E. Barry, G. A. Beebe. P. A. 
anada, I. H. Coe. G. A. Conibear, J. G. Dut- 
)n, Charles J. Dutton, C. H. Fisher. W. B. 
landers. F. C. Fry, Utsunomiya. Japan, (for- 
ign missionary); Ellen G. Gustin. Lester 
[oward. J. M. Lewis, S. G. Palmer. F. H. 
eters, J. W. Reynolds. W. J. Reynolds, P. S. 
aller. W. G. Sarsrent, J. Stillman Smith, Car- 
rie Summerbell, C. A. Tilling-hast, A. R. 

Ordained, 23. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk, 
cnshnet — : $1,500: 27: Mrs. S. Pratt, 

Acushnet, Mass. 
ssonet — John W. Reynolds: $7,000; SI; J. S. 

Taylor. Assonet. Mass. 

»ker\-llle — C B. Brown; ; ; . 

oston — P. S. Sailer; $60,000; 25; P. H. Mont- 

ffomerv, Madison Street. Dedham. Mass. 
rownell's Corner — J. M. Lewis: $2,000; 12: 

Miss ■^'Tarv A. Larkin, North Westnort, Mass. 
artmouth (Hixvllle) — J. B. Parris; $1,000; 

24: Mrs. J. F. Mosher, Shawmut, Mass., R. 

P. D. 

artmouth (Smith Mills) — Lester Howard: 

$700; 24; Miss C. N. D. Potter, North Dart- 
moutli, Mass. 
Dishton (North) — No pastor; $2,000; 40; Silas 

E. Dean, 11 Highland St., Taunton, Mass. 
Dighton CWest) — Albert Loucks; $1,000; 25; 

Mrs. Lucy McNally, West Dighton, Mass., 

R. F. D. 
Fall River, (Bo^le St.) — A. R. Webb; $15,000; 

101; James Molyneaux, 82 Pearl St., Fall 

River, Mass. 
Fall River (Franklin Street) — C. Summerbell; 

$20,000; 207; Mr. P. C. Brownell, Fall River, 

Fall River (North) — Lester Howard; $7,500; 

SS; Mrs. R. A. Thurston, 3579 N. Main St., 

Fall River, Mass. 
Freetown (East) — Supplied; $2,500; 37; Han- 
nah J. Harper, East Freetown. 
Man.sfield (West) — C. H. Fisher; $6,000; 70; 

Chas. F. Howard, Mansfield, R. P. D. No. 1. 

Mattapoisett — Supplied; ; ; . 

Moosup Valley— ; $1,200; 28; Mrs. Ida 

Dawlev. Greene, R. I. 
New Bedford (Bonney Street) ; $6,000; 

no report. 
New Bedford (First Church) — F. H. Peters; 

$70,000; 448; John Burbank, New Bedford. 

New Bedford (Middle Street) — P. A. Canada; 

$6,000; 216; W. T. Thorpe, 19 Richmond St., 

New Bedford. 
New Bedford (Spruce Street) ; $9,000; 

55; S. E. Bowen, 227 Cedar St., New Bedford, 

Port-smouth (South) — D. C. Loucks; E. A. Lis- 

son. Melville Station, Newnort, R. I. 
Providence — W. G. Sarg-ent; $26,000; 173; C. E. 

Barrett. 92 Hamilton St.. Providence, R. I. 
Rice City — No report; Mrs. C. A. Puller, 

Greene, R. T. 
Rockland — No pastor; $2,000; Miss S. E. Olney, 

Rockland, R. I. 
Somerset (Potter.svllle) — H. G. Rockwell; 

$8,000; 75: William N. Crowell, Somerset, 

Mass., R. P. D. 
Swan.sea — E. R. Caswell; $5,500: 123; Miss M. 

King-sley. Swansea Center, Mass., R. F. D. 
Westerly.' R. I.— J. G. Dutton: $11,000; 326; 

Chas. H. I-edward, Westerly, R. I. 
Westnort (Norths — S. G. Palmer: $2,500: 73; 

F. S. Petty, North Westport, Mass. 
W^estport (Central Villacre) — Charles J. Dut- 
ton; $1,000; 20; Mrs. Addie Kirby, Central 
Village, Mass. 

AVestport (South) — Charles J. Dutton: $4,000; 

45- Carrie B. Gidlev. South Westport, Mass. 

Churches. 29; valuation, $288,600; member, 
ship, 2,331. 


(Reported by Secretary Moulton.) 

Next Session — Not decided yet. 

President, N. M. Heikes, Freedom, N. H. 

Secretary and Treasurer, W. G. Moulton, 
York Village, Me. 

Miui.sters — J. "W. Card, Levi Furgerson, O. 
J. Hancock. N. M. Heikes, Z. Knight, J. H. 
Muarridge, N. T. Ridlon. 

Ordained, 7. 



Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Blue Point — No pastor; $1,000; 25; Mrs. H. E. 

Leavitt, Pine Point, Me. 
Center Lovell — J. W. Card; $4,000; 107; Lilian 

K. Mason, Center Lovell, Me. 
Freedom — N. M. Heiltes; $3,000; 50; Ina E. 

Foss, Freedom, N. H. 
j>It. AganieiaticHs — J. G. Osborn, Baptist; $800; 

12; Alva Trafton, Capeneddick, Me. 
North Saoo — No pastor; $4,000; 60; Annie Lib- 

bv, Nortli Saco, Me., R. F. D. 
Oi^'unquit — Stewart Rinley, Baptist; $4,000; 

101; Joel Perkins. Ogunquit, Me. 
South Ber^Yiok Junction — Z. Knight; $1,000; 

32; Artliur Swasey, South Berwick, Me., 

R. F. D. 
South Berwick and AVells — Z. Knight; $1,500; 

127; Aaron Bragden, Berwick Branch, Me. 
South Berwick New Years — No pastor; $1,500; 

43; Mrs. Emma M. Emery, Soutli Berwick, 

Me., R. F. D. 
York— C. V. Parsons. Free Baptist; $10,000; 

So; G. Everett Moulton, York Corner, Me. 

Churches, 10; valuation, $29,600; member- 
ship, active members about 550; Sunday- 
schools, 9. 

Note — Our active membersliip is falling off 
each year; old members are dying; young 
ones going away to the cities to work and 
tlie tiuestion is, Wliat is to become of our 
country churches liere in New England? Our 
churcli here at York has lost twenty-five 
members in ten years, from sixty-nine to 
ninety-four years of age and have taken in 
only a few. Many more of our churclaes in 
the York and Cumberland Conference are in 
tlie same condition. God help the country 
churches! — W. G. Moulton, Secretary. 


(Reported by Secretary Dorman.) 

Next Annual Ses.sion — October, 1911. 

President, John A. Edgerly, Mirror Lake, 
N. H. 

Vice-President, Rev. John A. Goss, York 
Corner, Maine. 

Secretary, Rev. Geo. E. Dorman, "V^^olfeboro, 
N. H. 

Trea.surer, C. D. Garland, West Rye, N. H. 

Department Secretaries — Christian Endeav- 
or, Elroy S. Moulton, Kittery Point, Maine; 
Sundaj'-school, Rev. M. J. Honsberger, New- 
ton, N. H. ; Mission, Mrs. L. E. Coffin, Kittery 
Point, Maine. 

Ministers — E. W. Applebee, F. R. Champlin, 
Natlianiel Day, J. A. Donahue, George E. Dor- 
man, J. B. Fenwick, F. H. Gardner, J. A. Goss, 
George H. Kent, E. H. Macv, H. 'W. McCrone, 
E. K. McCord, D. B. Murray, H. J. Rhodes, 
M. D. Wolfe. 

Licentiates — Mrs. L. E. Coffin, Alice True, 
(Missionary to Japan.) 

Ordained, 15; licentiates, 2. 
Church, Pa.stor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Aniesbury ; $17,500; 59; Mrs. Mary A. 

True, 410 Main St., Amesbury, Mass. 
Center Tuftonboro — J. W. Haley; $1,500; 19; 

C. W. Pinkham, Center Tuftonboro, N. H. 
Haverhill — M. D. Wolfe; $16,000; 218; W. D. 

Stearns, Haverhill, Mass. 
Kittery Point — Mrs. L. E. Coffin; $4,200; 78; 

Mrs. Annie B. Moulton, Kittery Point, Me. 
Kittery, Second — E. H. Macy; $11,700; 152; 

George Manent, Kittery, Maine. 
Lynn, First — No report. 
Lynn, People's Christian — P. S. Sailer; ; 

11; Mrs. Mary A. Williams, 20 Ireson Ave. 
Lynn, Mass. 

Manchester — B. L. Hess; $12,000; 107; Miss Sa- 
die F. Abbott, 460 Manchester St., Manches- 
ter, N. H. 

Mirror Lake — Levi Ferguson; ; 21; J. A 


Newton — M. J. Honsberger; $7,100; 92; Johr 
N. Rowell, Newton Junction, N. H. 

North Hampton — B. F. Perkins; $2,000; 36; E 
T. Brown, Little Boars Head, N. H. 

Portsmouth — F. H. Gardner; $11,700; 149; Al- 
bert R. Junkins, Portsmouth, N. H. 

Rye — J. B. Fenwick; $11,500; 101; Mrs. C. M 
Woodman, Portsmouth, N. H., R. R. 2. 

Stratham — J. H. Mugridge; ■ ; 38; J. T 


Wolfeboro — G. E. Dorman; $6,500; US; Wilbrj 
H. Swett, M^olfeboro, N. H. 

York and Kittery ; ; ; . 

Churches, 16; valuation, $121,700; member 

ship, 1,196; Sunday-schools, 14; Endeavor So 

cieties, 9; Junior Societies, 3. 


(Reported by Secretary Arnold.) 

President, Rev. W. J. Hall, Lubec, Maine. 
Vice-President, Rev. J. W. Webster, New 

port, Maine. 

Secretary, Rev. Henry Arnold, Corinna, Me 

'Ireasurer, F. M, Roberts, Newport, Maine. 

>iinisters — Henry Arnold, Rufus Bartletl 
S. L. Burrill, Mamie G. Clark, W. B. Cottle 
Gardiner Hallowell, Chas. B. Hewes, T. F 
Humphrey, William Kelley, Chas. W. Lake 
Wm. H. Lang, T. G. Moses, C. S. Pitcher, Gee 
O. Potter, J. W. Webster, T. S. Weeks. 

Ordained, 16. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 
Albion — G. W. Kent; $6,000; 132; C. E. Wilson 

Aujfusta ; $7,500; 74; . 

Baui^'or — T. S. Weeks; $5,000; 75; Alice Gree 

ley. 16 Thirteenth St.. Bangor. 
Blaine (East) — M. G. Clark; $2,000; 30; M. G 

Cherryneld — A. Case; $650; 47; Mrs. L. E 

Clinton ; $1,500; 28; Mary E. Hoyt, Wa 

terville, Maine, R. D. 
Coriuna — Henry Arnold; $6,500; 60; R. E. Ire 

Dixmout (East) — David Brackett; $3,000; 84 

Helen P. Emery, Munroe, Maine. 
Eastport — ; $3,000; 130; Herbert Foun 

Etna (South) ; ; 14; C. O. Varney 

North Dixmont. 

FaJrtield ; $1,200; 25; . 

Hermon — ; $600; 26; E. H. Clements 

MerniDn Center, Maine. 
L«bo« — W. J. Hall; $17,500; 214; J. M. Pike. 

Mars Hill ; $1500; ; . 

Mtrntitello— T. MacDonald; $9,000; 34; G. W 

Newburjt — H. H. McLaughlin; ; 16; C. H 

Whitcomb, Newburg Center, Maine. 

Newport ; $10,000; 65; F. M. Roberts. 

Notport (North) — Henry Arnold; $1,000; 31 

J. E. Marsh. Corinna, Me., R. P. D. 

Stetson ; $5,000; 27; B. I. Allen. 

Winterport (North) — C. W. Lake; $600; 28 

Mvra Foster. 

Churches, 20; valuation, $S1,550; member 
ship. 1,140; Sunday-schools, 11; Endeavor So 
cietios, 4. 




(Reported by Secretary Michelson.) 

Place of next meeting not decided; time, 
ctober, 1911. 

Presiclent, F. R. Woodward, Hill, N. H. 

Vice-President, Rev. E. R. Phillips, East 
rafton, N. H. 

Secretary aud Treasurer, Rev. G. L. Michel- 
>n. ]\Taln Street, Franklin, N. H. 

Executive Coinniittee — ^President and Secre- 
iry. ex-ofRcio; Rev. A. H. Morrill, Rev. L. W. 
hillirs and Charles H. English. 

Depiirtment Secretaries — Sunday-schools, 

rs, Jennie Blake, Hill; Christian Endeavor, 

i=!S P.eulah l\r. Putney, Woodstock, Vt. 

Miiii.ster.s — Charles W. Cook, John C. Emer- 
>n.- James MacKenzie, Frazer Metzger, 
eorge L. Michelson, A. H. Morrill. M. T. 

orrill. G. W. Morrow, B. R. Phillips, L. W. 
hillips. B. P. Wheeler, E. H. Wright. 

I.ifcntiate — R. G. English. 

Ordained, 12; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk, 
elniont — No pastor; $5,500; 39; Mrs. L. A. 

Smith. Belmont. N. H. 
ranklin — Geo. L. Michelson; $10,500; 183; 

Miss C. E. Rowell, Franklin. N. H. 
corse's Hfills — Supplied by Rev. H. J. Foote, 

M. E.; $3,500; 20; A. W. Russell, George's 

Mills. N. H. 
rafton — E. R. Phillips; $3,500; 41; Tamar 

Kimball, East Grafton, N. H. 
rafton Center — E. R. Phillips; ; 16; Mrs. 

Fred S. Baker, Grafton Center, N. H. 

ill Center — ^No pastor; $1,000; 50; A. A. Bart- 

lett. Hill, N. H. 

ill Village — James MacKenzie; $6,000; 100; 

Mrs. Nellie J. Hathon, Hill. N. H. 
aconia — A. H. Morrill; $10,000; SI; O. E. 

Brigiiam, Laconia, N. H. 
lircTisbury — No pastor; $1,000; 30; W. W. 

Pliilbrick, Shre^vstaury, Vt. 
Dutli Danhury — Supplied by F. B. minister; 

$1,500; 11: Mrs. Hattie S. Langley, South 

Danbury. N. H. 
/alpole — No pastor; $1,000; 33; Harry J. Jen- 

nison, Walpole, N. H., R. F. D. 
Woodstock; — No pastor; $16,000; 262; Chas. H. 

English, Woodstock, Vermont. 

Churches, 12; valuation, $59,000; members, 
)6; Sunday-schools, 10; Endeavor Societies, 

of the Haverhill Church, baptized three per- 
scms. The presidents have been: Rev. Wil- 
liam Miller, Rev. S. W. Butler, Rev. O. A. 
Roberts, Rev. I. H. Coe, Rev. Martyn Sum- 
merbell, D. D. ; Rev. J. W. Osborn, Ph. D.; 
Rev. B. S. Batchelor, Rev. J. B. Weston, D. D.; 
and Rev. G. A. Conibear. 

The present officers of the Association are 
as follows: President, Rev. A. H. Morrill; 
Vice-President, Rev. C. A. Tillinghast; Secre- 
tary, Rev. P. A. Canada; Treasurer, E. A. 
Cliase; Directors, C. F. Gushing, Rev. P. S. 
Sailer, F. G. Arnold, Rev. M. D. Wolfe, 
Dr. C. A. Groves, Rev. G. S. T\^ebster, Rev. J. 
B. Weston, D. D., and Warren H. Sanford. 

Plans are being made for a denomination- 
al missionary conference July-August, 1911. 


(Reported by Secretary Scholefield.) 

The Association meets annually on the 
third Monday of June, at Lakemont. N." Y. 
The ob.iects are to promote tlie union and ad- 
vancement of all our den'^minational inter- 
ests within its bounds, and by co-operating 
with other similar associations the union and 
advancement of the interests ' of the en- 
tire denomination. Through its six depart- 
ments — Missionary, Relief. Edvicational. Pub- 
lishing, Sunday-school and Christian Endeav- 
or — much permanent good has been accom- 
plished. President, J. B. Pease, Gasport. N. 
v.; Secretary, Rev. C. H. Scholefield, Albion, 
N.Y. ; Treasurer. .Tames S. Frost, Lakemont, 
N. T. ; Mission Secretary, Rev. John MacCal- 
man, Lakemont, N. Y. ; Relief Secretarv. Rev. 
J. W. Wilson, Jamestown. N. Y. ; Educational 
Secretary. Dr. Martyn Summerbell. Lakemont, 
N. Y. ; Publishing Secretary. W. E. Bassler, 
Middleburg. N. Y. ; Sunday-school Secretary, 
Rev. L. A. Dykeman. Maryland. N. Y. ; Chris- 
tian Endeavor Secretarv, Rev. F. E. Gaige, 
Hart wick, N. Y. 

In connection with the New York State 
Christian Association a new corporation has 
been effected, known as the New York State 
Christian Convention, embracing the same 
territory. The Convention meets at the 
same time as the Association and has the 
same officers. 


(Reported by Secretary Canada.) 
This Association is incorporated under the 
,ws of Massachusetts and owns the public 
roperty, consisting of a tabernacle, Craig- 
illp Inn, the streets and unsold lots in this 
illage by the sea, and conducts annually re- 
gious meetings of a full week, commencing 
VIonday following tlie last Sunday in July." 
he location of the grounds is beautiful, on 
le south shore of Cape Cod, in the town of 
arnstable, about three miles from the vil- 
,ge of Hyannis, where is also the railroad 
ation. The first series of meetings was 
?ld here in 1S72, several years before the 
ssociation w^as incorporated, or owned any 
i-operty here. There were fifty ministers of 
ir denomination present during the meet- 
igs and about twenty of other denomina- 
ons. Several were converted during the 
eetings, and Rev. J. C. Emery, then pastor 


(Reported by Secretary Bodman.) 

Next Session — June, 1911, Charleston Four 
Corners. N. Y. 

President, Rev. R. O. Allen, Stanfordville, 
N. Y. 

A'ice-President, Rev. D. E. Powell, South 
^^esterlo, N. Y. 

Secretary, Rev. E. J. Bodman, Ravena, N. T. 

Treasurer, John Bowdish Gove, Sprakers, 
N. Y. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools, 
Rev. H. G. Rockwell. St. Johnsville, N. Y.; 
Christian Endpavor. Rev. F. E. Gaige, Hart- 
wick. N. Y. ; Missions, Rev. E. J. Bodman, Ra- 
vena, N. Y. 

Ministers — R. O. Allen, Mrs. Ada Alderman, 
Henry Brown, E'. J. Bodman, A. H. Bliss, J. 
H. Bassett, William Case, J. H. Clark, D. L. 
Conkling, J. D. Collins, B. S. Crosby, T. N. 



Davis, R. G. Fenton, J. H. Ferrier, F. E. 
Gaig-e, C. F. Hook, Mrs. C. F. Hook, M. P. 
Julian, C. M^ Miller, Chas. Nelson, G. T. Per- 
kins, Joseph Pratt, D. I. Putnam, D. E. Pow- 
ell, PI. G. Rockwell, W. H. Shaw, Geo. D. 
Shear. J. H. Shoultz, M. Summerbell, B. M. 
Smith, R. W. Van Dyck, J. B. "Weston, A. C. 

Licentiates — Albert G. Adriance, John Bow- 
dish Gove, G. W. Zinck. 

Ordained, 33; licentiates, 3. 

Cliuroh, Pastor, Aalue, Members, Clerlt. 

Albany— A. C. Youmans; $50,000; 198; Thos. 

G. Robinson, 394 Madison Ave., Albany. 

N. Y. 
Alcove — E. J. Bodman; $2,000; 60; ^V^ni. J. 

Cole, Coevmans Hollow, N. Y. 
Austerlitz — No pastor; $1,500; 11; W. A. Var- 

ney. Austerlitz, N. Y. 
BarUersville — Ada Alderman; $2,500; 27; Mrs. 

G. N. Mattson, Barkersville, N. Y. 
Bates — No pastor; $1,000; 14; Mrs. G. N. Bates, 

Bates N. Y. 
BrooklVn-^Jas. A. Donahue; $15,000; 131; Miss 

M J. Christie, 29 Newell St., Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
Charleston Four Corners — A. Welch; $3,000; 

111; Jonas Y. Wands, Esperance, N. Y. 
Clove — J. H. Clark; $3,000; 40; Mrs. Edgar 

Ennig-h, Lagrangeville, N. Y. 
Cranberry Creek — No pastor; $1,500; 42; Mrs. 

L. M. Gilbert, Cranberry Creek, N. Y. 
Danberry, Conn. — C. W. Cook; $2,500; 67; Mrs. 

Geo. ^^^. Knapp, Danberry, Conn. 
Delhi — No pastor; $800; 9; Mrs. A. Carey, 

Delhi, N. Y. 
East Cobleskill — Supplied; $2,4 00; 34; E. M. 

Dumond, East Cobleskill, N. Y. 
Freehold— G. W. Zinck; $7,000; 191; C. R. 

Lacy, Freehold, N. Y. 
Galwsiy — Ada Alderman; $1,000; 30; Chas. W. 

Wrig-ht, Galway, N. Y. 
Gilboa — No pastor; $700; 39; Mrs. T. Chiches- 
ter, Mackey, N. Y. 
Hartwick — F. E'. Gaige; $4,000; 160; H. S. 

Bradlev, Hartwick, N. Y. 
Huntcrslanfl — C. F. Hook; $2,000 67; Jerome 

Decker. Huntersland, N. Y. 
Ketchum — W. J. Tower; $800; 26; C. Wil- 
liams, New Berlin, N. Y. 
Laurens — F. E. Gaige; $2,000; 34; Harvey 

Clark, Laurens, N. Y. 
Maryland — G. A. Francis; $2,800; 28; Mrs. E. 

S. Brown, Worcester, N. Y. 
Medusa — D. E. Powell; $2,500;' 102; Mrs. L. C. 

Goff. Medusa, N. Y. 
Medway — J. C. Emerson; $5,000; 86; J. E. 

Miller, "West Coxsackie, N. Y. 
Milan — E. W. Applebee; $3,500; 58; C. A. 

Williams, Rhinebeck, N. Y. 
Otego— A. H. Bliss; $3,000; 88; H. S. Trask, 

Otego, N. Y. 
Petersburg — No pastor; $2,000; 70; Mrs. Lib- 

bie Crandell, Petersburg, N. Y. 
Pine Plains— E. W. Applebee; $1,000; 18; C. B. 

Simmons, Stanfordville, N. Y. 
Portlandville — Geo. A. Francis; $2,500; 36; 

Miss C. Belle Thorn, Portlandville, N. Y. 
Quaker Street— R. G. Fenton; $4,000; 127; E. 

H. Davenport, Quaker Street, N. Y. 
Randall— John Wright, Jr.; $3,000; 40; Gates 

H. Cook. Randall, N. Y. 
Ravena — E. J. Bodman; $10,000; 127; John L. 

Hannev, Ravena, N. Y. 
Red Rock — No pastor; $1,500; 27; J. B. La- 

moree. East Chatham, N. Y. 

H. Adriance, Westerlo, N. Y. 
Reidsville — M. P. Julian; $800; 50; Fred Stone- 

Rural Grove — Ed. Francis; $4,500; 65; Geo. J, 

Gove, Sprakers, N. Y. 
Sehultasville — C. "W. Miller; $3,500; 109; Anna 

C. Jackson, Stanfordville, N. Y. 
South Berlin — No pastor; $2,500; 12; Albert 

Mattison, South Berlin, N. Y. 
South Berne — M. P. Julian; $2,500; 33; Wm. 

burner, Reidsville, N. Y. 
South Valley — J. H. Bassett; $1,800; 37; Ed- 
win Tillapaugh, South Valley, N. Y. 
South "Westerlo — D. E. Powell; $7,000; 111; J 

T. Hanney, South Westerlo, N. Y. 
Stanfordville — B. M. Smith; $8,000; 131; Al- 
bert Knapp, Stanfordville, N. Y. 
St. Johnsville — H. G. Rockwell; $14,500; 215 

A. E. Seaman, St. Johnsville, N. Y. 
Union Mills — No pastor; $3,000; 69; Jeromt 

Sawyer, Broadalbin, N. Y. 
Warnerville — No pastor; $1,500; 12; Mrs. T. S 

Terrill, Warnerville, N. Y. Day — No pastor; $1,000; 21; Mrs. E. H 

Johnson, West Day, N. Y. 
AVest T>aurens — No pastor; $800; 9; Mrs. Ida G 

Hopkins, West Laurens. N. Y. 
Yonkers Bush — H. G. Rockwell; $3,000; 15 

"William Flanders, St. Jolmsville, N. Y. 

Churches, 45; valuation, $197,900; members 
2,967; Sunday-schools, 37; Christian Endeavoi 
Societies, 16; Junior C. E. Societies, 5. 


(Reported by Secretary Martin.) 

Next Session — Newfield, N. Y., October 2, 3 

4, 19]]. 

President, James S. Frost, Lakemont, N. Y 

Vice-President, Rev. Arthur Humphreys 
North Rush, N. Y. 

Secretary, Frank L. Martin, West Henri- 
etta, N. Y. 

Treasurer. Wm. B. Milllman, 70 Melrose St. 
Rochester. N. Y. 

Departinent Secretaries — Missions, Rev. A 
C. Wiley, Plainville, N. Y. ; Relief, Darwin 
Rumsey, Newfield, N. Y. ; Educational, Rev 
John MacCalman, Lakemont, N. Y.; Christiar 
Endeavor, C. Margaret Cramer, West Rush 
N. Y. ; Sunday-schools, Rev. F. L. Cook, New- 
field. N. Y. 

Ministers — Marion "W. Baker, Sylvester 
Brate, F. L. Cook, Arthur Humphreys, Geo 
R. R'-ckwell, A. G. Utter, A. C. "Wiley, J. W 

Ordained, 8. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Emerson — W. F. Bristow: $2,500; 31; Mrs. R 
D. Elmer, Port Byron, N. Y. 

Enlield Center — F. L. Cook; $2,500; 46; Wal- 
ter Furguson, Enfield Center, N. Y. 

liakemont — John MacCalman; $8,000; 97; Eliz- 
abeth Bollev, Lakemont, N. Y. 

Lakeville — No pastor; $4,500; 45; Frank Ed- 
dy, Lakeville, N. Y. 

Marion — G. C. Carter; $8,000; 66; Mrs. E. W. 
Croucher, Marion, N. Y. 

Memphis — No pastor; $3,500; 25;- Mrs. W. L. 
Sherman, Memphis, N. Y. 

Newark — No pastor; $7,500; 86; Miss Clara F. 
Cunningham, Newark, N. Y. 

Newfield — F. L. Cook; $2,000; 68; Mrs. Martin 
AVright, Newfield, N. Y. 

North Rush — Arthur Humphreys; $5,500; 118; 
F. L. Martin, W. Henrietta, N. Y. 

Plainville — A. C. Wiley; $5,500; 59; Mrs. M. C 
Carncross, Memphis, N. Y. 



Rock Stream — Francis R. Wade; $2,000; 14; 

Elizabeth Warner, Rock Stream, N. Y. 
Searsburg — No pastor; $1,500; ."iO; Mrs. D. C. 

WlTeclei', Truniansburg', N. Y. 
SitrluK^vatcr — No pastor; $1,000. 
AVestburgr — No pastor; $3,500; 30; Emma B. 

Windover, Red Creek, N. Y. 

Churches, 14; valuation, $58,000; members, 
721; Sunday-scliools, 13; Endeavor Societies, 5. 


(Reported by Secretary Ives.) 

Next Sef^Mioii — September, 1911, Brushton, 
N. Y. 

President, Rev. E. E. Barrett, Brushton, 
N. Y. 

Vice-President, Rev. A. G. Lewis, Cedar 
Grove, N. J. 

Secretary, B. J. Ives. Watertown, N. Y. 

Trea.surer, Wallace Tryon, Brushton, N. Y. 

Sunday-scliool Secretary, Flora Cleveland, 
Watertown, N. Y., Route E. 

'Christian Endeavor Secretary, Dr. M. W. 
Wris-ht, Brushton. N. Y. 

Ministers — E. E. Barrett, A. G. Lewis, S. H. 

Ordained, 3. 

Cliurcli, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerlt. 

Rrushton — E. E. Barrett; $4,000; 100; F. A. 

Clark, Brushton. N. Y. 
Ea»t niclcinson ; SI, 500; 41; Ivan Barse, 

Dickinson Center. N. Y.. R. F. D. 
East HounsPeld — S. H. McKeene; $1,500; 53; 

L. F. Allan. Watertown, N. v.. Route F. 
Sanford Corners — ; Union Buildinsr, 

Christian interest, !?1.000; 17; R. A. Spohn. 

Sanford Cornels. N. v.; also has a union 

Sunday-school and C. E. Societv. 

Churches. 4; valuation. $8,000; members, 
201; Sunday-schools, 3; Endeavor Societies, 3. 


(Reported by Secretary Pease. t 

Next Session — Albion, Orleans Co., N. Y. 

President. Rev. Alexander MacKenzie, New- 
market. Ontario. 

Vic«>-President, Rev. C. H. Scholefield, Al- 
bion. N. Y. 

Secretary, John B. Pease. Gasport, N. Y. 

Treasurer, J. D. Chase. Hilton. N. Y. 

Deiiartii»ent Secretaries — Sunday-school. 
Mrs. Jas. Carpenter; Christian Endeavor, Miss 
Florence Chase, Hilton, N. Y. ; Missions, Mrs. 
J. B. "P^ase, Gasp'irt, N. Y. ; Eduction, Rev. 
J. P. Winans. Morsranville. N. Y. ; Publishins-, 
Rev. C. H. Scholefield. Albion. N. Y. ; Christian 
Uni'^n. Rev. S. O. Helfenstein, Dayton, Ohio; 
Moral Reform, Rev. I. L. Peck. Gasport. N. Y. 

Ifinister.s — Alden Allen, S. Q. Helfenstein. 
A. MacKenzie. D. W.-i^Toore, Tra L. Peck, Sila.s 
H. Perlee, C. H. Scholefield, J. P. Winans. 

Ordained, S. 

Churcli. Past«(r. A'alue, >reml»ers. Clerk. 

Albion — C. H. Scholefield; $100; 45; A. T. Vick, 
Albion, N. Y. 

Castile — No pastor; $5,000; 52; Mrs. M. E. Bol- 
ton. Castile, N. Y. 

Macliias — Silas H. Perlee; $4,200; 84; Miss Lila 
Joslyn, Machias, N. Y. 

.Manning — C. H. Scholefield; $2,000; 80; Mrs. 

H. J. Foster, Holley, N. Y. 
Morganville — J. P. Winans; $2,500; 29; Mrs. 

Delia H. Fisk, Morganvllle, N. Y. 
North Pembroke — William Steel; $1,200; 25; 

D. Mayhew, Bast Pembroke, N. Y. 
Orangeport — Ira L. Peck; $5,000; 126; L. H. 

Pease, Gasport, N. Y. 
Parma and Greece — A. T. Mercer; $3,000; 125; 

H. D. Rowley, North Greece, N. Y. 
AVcst Shelby — No pastor; $3,000; 43; Mrs. E. 

Rutherford, Middleport, N. Y. 

Churches, 9; valuation, $27,500; membership, 
593; Sunday-schools, 9; Endeavor Societies, 7. 


(Reported by Secretary Allen.) 

The next session of conference will be held 
at Lapeer, N. Y., second Thursday of June, 

President, Rev. T. V. Moore, "Woodhull, 
N. Y. 

Vice-President, Rev. J. A. Blacklock, New 
Albany, Pa. 

Secretary, A. L. Allen, New^ Albany, Pa. 

Treasurer, Rev. O. I. Hathaw^ay, Bingham- 
ton. N. Y. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-school, B. 
B. Olney, Prattsburg, N. Y; Christian En- 
deavor, Mattie C. White, New Albany, Pa. 

Conference Missionary Society Officers — 
President, Mrs. J. H. Cheesman, Greenwood, 
N. Y.; Vice-President, Mattie C. White. New 
Albany, Pa.; Secretary, Mrs. J. N. Corwin, 
Lawrenceville, Pa.; Treasurer, Mrs. D. N. Sat- 
terly, Lawrenceville, Pa. 

Ministers — Rose C. Allen, J. A. Blacklock, 
J. H. Cheesman, S. H. Davy, L. A. Dykeman, 
E. French, O. I. Hathaway, E. C. Livingston. 
T. V. Moore, James O. Potter, J. W. Stearns, 
P. C. Vaughan, Arthur Wright, Mrs. M. C. 

Ordained, 14. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Bing'hamton — Arthur Wright; $3,000; 63; W^. 

G. Straffoi-d, 291 Clinton St., Binghamton, 

N. Y. 
Cameron Hill — J. O. Potter; $2,500; 20; Alice 

Rumsey, Cameron Mills, N. Y. 
East l.av\rencc ; $2,000; 128; P. R. Doud, 

Lawrenceville, Pa. 

East Willet ; ; ; . 

Evergreen — J. A. Blacklock; $2,600; 100; Em- 
ily J. Corson, New Albany, Pa. 
Franklin — J. A. Blacklock; $2,000; 31; Helen 

Phelps, Powell, Pa. 
Greenwood — J. H. Cheesman; $2,000; IS; Mrs. 

J. H. Cheesman, Greenwood, N. Y. 
Harford Mills — No pastor; $2,100; 32; Geo. 

Clauss, Harford Mills, N. Y. 
Ingleside — ; $2,500; 82; 

Prattsburg, N. Y. 
Kirk-»vood — E. French; $1,700; 

W'atrons, Kirkwood, N. Y. 

I.apecr — ; ; ;. . 

Merehantville — : $1,000; 

Cliarles Bowers, Campbell, N. Y. 
Tioga Junction — ; ; 17; Mrs. W. F. 

Keep, La^vrenceville, Pa. 
Tnion ; $1,200; 13; Mrs. D. F. Lashier, 

Lestershire, N. Y. 
■Wedgewood — ; ; 20; Ella Smith, 

Watkins, N. Y. 
AVest Branch ; $1,000; 14; Nellie Cona- 

ble, Galeton, Pa. 

Alice Simons, 
40; Mrs. S. B. 

— ; Mrs. 



West Pike ; $1,000; ; . 

West \Vindsor— ; $1,000; 25; Mrs. D. 

Jackson, West Windsor, N. T. 
Young Hickory ; $1,200; 30; Mrs. L. S. 

Grinolds, Young Hickory, N. Y. 

Churches, 19; valuation, $17,800; member- 
ship, 677; Sunday-schools, 12; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 6; Junior, 1. 


(Reported by Secretary Tetlow.) . 
Next Session — May, 1911, Sweet Valley; Pa 
President, Rev. John Blood, Riegelsville, 
N. J. 

Vice-President, Rev. W. H. Hainer, Irving- 
ton, N. J. 

Secretary, Rev. J. W. Tetlow, Milford, N. J. 

Rev. B. S. Crosby, Pastor 



Paster Hilton, N. J., riiiirt'li 

Corresponding' Seoretary, Rev. E. C. Hall, 
E^lemington, N. J. 

Treasurer, Rev. S. L. Baug'her, Conshohock- 
en. Pa. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-school, Churches, 21; valuation, $110,400; member- 
Miss K. Mahaund, Hopewell, N. J.; Christian ship, 1776; Sunday-schools, 17; Endeavor So. 
Endeavor, Rev. E. C. Hall, Flemington, N. J., cieties, 11; Junior C. E. Societies, 4. 

R. R. 2; Missions, Miss K. Mahaund, 
Hopewell, N. J. 

^3inisters — S. L. Baug'her, A. L. 
Brand, John Bird, John Blood, John 
Conrad, J. E. Epright, W. H. Hainer, 
E. C. Hall, S. D. Hawk, E. E. Hoff- 
man, J. W. Hoffman, W. F. Jordan, 
Moses S. McGhee, Z. A. Poste, J. W. 

Ijieentiate s — W. L. Gannett, 
Charles Gibbs. 

Ordained, 15; licentiates, 2. 

Clnireli, Pastor, Valiie, Members, 

Baleville — C. J. Youmans; .$5,000 

167; Miss L. May Emmons, Halsey 

N. J. 
Carversville — Geo. A. Roemer; $2,000 

29; Lizzie M. Smith, Carversville 

Cliapinanto^vn — E. E. Hoffman 

$1,200; 39; G. H. Swingle, Avoy, Pa 
Fairvie'w — Chas. Gibbs; — — ; 

Kinesville — John Blood; $7,000; 65 

Mrs. W. A. Vanderbilt, Pinesville 

N. J. 
(iuU Mills — S. L. Baugher; $12,000 

157; Jones W. Pope, Conshohock- 

en. Pa., R. D. 1. 
Hilton — B. S. Crosby; $12,000; 45 

Walter Brown, Irvington, N. J. 
Hope — F. A. Cornell; $3,500; 40; J 

H. Black, Hope, N. J. 
Hopei-»-ell — William Wright; $1,000 

53; William A. Lake, Hopewell, N 

J.. R. D. box 42. 
Irvin^on — W. H. Hainer; $19,000 

391; W. W. Friberger, 14 Tremont 

Johnsonburg — J. W. McManiman 

$6,000: S3; J. ViT. Hart, Johnson- 
burg, N. J. 
Leivisbiirg — Z. A. Poste; $10,000; 78 

Miss M. McLaughlin, 200 Anthony 


l-ittle York — ■ — — ; ; ; 

l.oektotvn — E. C. Hall; $5,500; 150 

M. S. Hockenburv, Flemington 

N. J., R. D. 2. 
:»Iadisouville — ^E. E. Hoffman; 

Manayunk — N. E. Higgs; $200; 59 
(Jliver Alexander, 261 Lyceum Ave 

Milt'ord — J. ^Y. Tetlow; $13,000; 223 
W. R. Sailer, Milford, N. J. 

Monroe ; ; ; . 

S'tveet Valley — J.W.Hoffman; $8,000 
134; G. K. Edson, Sweet Valley, Pa. 

TiiUytoTin — • ; ; ; . 

Vienna — A. L. Brand; $5,000; 63; F. Geo. Ha- 
len, Vienna, N. J. 




(Reported by Secretary Diehl.) 

Next Session — Everett, Pa., Wednesday be- 
fore the last Sunday in August, 1911. 

President, Rev. A. W. Lightbourne, D. D., 
Dover, Del. 

Viee-President, Rev. "W. C. Garland, Cum- 
berland, Md. 

Secretary, Frank M. Diehl, Amaranth, Pa. 

Assistant Secretary, Rev. T. P. Garland, 
Needmore, Pa. 

Treasurer, Bartley Gughes, E'verett, Pa. 

Department Secretaries — Sundav-schools, I. 
D. Mellott, Warfordsburg, Pa., R. "d. 1; Chris- 
tian Endeavor, H. M. Barton, Everett, Pa., 
R. F. D. No. 4; Missions, E. R. Mellott, Pleas. 
ant Ridge, Pa.; Education, Jesse Kauffman, 
I'^vt-rett, Pa., R. F. D. No. 6. 

,"\!inisters — Joseph Barney, John H. Barnev, 
John A. Dillon, S. W. S. Poor, A. R. Garland. 
Thos. P. Garland, \^^ C. Garland, ^V. H. Hen- 
dershot. Mason Jay, Jesse M. Kauffman, A. W. 
Liightbourne, J. R. Logue, A. W. May, A. G. B. 

Licentiates — Henry Collins, Riley W. Dan- 
iels, John Kauffman, Geo. T. Price, H. G. 

Ordained, 14; licentiates, 5. 

Cliurch, Pa.stor, Value, Members, Clerlv. 

A. C. 

$l,50n; 40; Henry 
; J. N. Robin- 



Antioch — A. G. B. Powers; $500; 

Peck, Hancock, Md. 
Bellegrove — A. R. Garland 

Mav. Pinev Grove, Md. 
Bethel — J. R. Logue; $600; 

son, Purcell, Pa. 
Buck Valley — Jesse M. Kauffman; $600; 

Mrs. J. Hoopengardner, PFancocl^, Md. 
Cedar Grove — J. M. Kauffman; $900; — 

Garland, Dott, Pa. ■ 
Clear Creek — Thos. P. Garland; $S00; — 

B. Eshleman, Everett, Pa. 
Damascus — A. G. B. Powers; $1,.500; — 

R. Daniels. Hancock, Md. 
Dover (People's Church) — A. W. Lightbourne; 

$1S,000; ; Prof. Wesley Webb, Dover, 

Everett — J. A. Dillon; $4,045; ; A. Steck- 

man, Everett, Pa. 
Fairview — J. A. Dillon; $900; ; B. Miller, 

Purcell, Pa. 

Gap.sville — Thos. P. Garland; $1,000; ; 

. Stephen Wink, Everett, Pa., R. F. D. No. 6. 

Hyndinan ; ; ; . 

Jerusalem — Thos. P. Garland; $700; S' 

Laurel Rid^'e — A. G. B. Powers 

Jessie Mellott, Big Cove Tannery 
Lebanon — Thos. P. Garland; $S00; - 

Elbln, Artemas, Pa. 
Mt. Hope — Thos. P. Garland; $700; ; S. 

Johnson, Hewitt, Pa. 
>It. Union — John A. Dillon; $1,500; ■ ; H. M. 

Barton, Everett, Pa. 
Mt. Zion — W. C. Garland; $800; ; J- G. 

Collins, Glee, Pa. 
May'is Chapel — J. R. Logue; $600; ; T. R. 

Bishop, Mann, Pa. 
Milligan's Cove ; $800; 43; S. Carpenter, 

Buffalo Mills, Pa. 
Pleasant Grove — A. G. B. Powers; $500; -; 

A. Peck, Needmore, Pa. 
Pleasant Union — Thos. P. Garland; 


A. R. 

Prosperity— Thos. P. Garland; $500; 
Bennett, Hewitt, Pa. 


Pine Grove — Thos. P. Garland; $500; ; Si- 
las Robinson, Piney Creek, Pa. 

Pratt — A. W. May; ; ; Flossie Davis, 

Gilpentown, Md. 

Ray's Cove ; $800; ; S. J. N. Foor, 

Everett, Pa., R. F. D. No. 5. 

Rock Hill — John A. Dillon; $1,600; ; H. F. 

Mearkle, Mattie, Pa. 

Sideling' Hill — A. G. B. Powers, Thos. P. Gar- 
land; $1,200; — ; R. Mellott, Sipe's Mills, 


Tonoloway — A. G. B. Powers; ; ; Den- 
ton Peck, Sharpe, Pa. 

Union Memorial — John A. Dillon; $600; ; 

U. G. Bennett, Everett, Pa. 

\l'hips Cove — Jessie M. Kauffman; $800; ; 

N. W. Mellott, Locust Grove. Pa. 
Churches, 31; valuation, $24,000; member- 
ship, 2,647. 


(Reported by Secretary Kemp.) 

Next Session — Dewittville, N. Y. 

President, Hermon Eldredge, Erie, Pa. 

Vice-President, Mvron Tyler, Dewittville, 
N. Y. 

Secretary, Rev. A. E. Kemp, Conneaut, Ohio. 

Treasurer, F. E. "^'ood, Girard, Pa. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools, F. 
C. Patterson, Bear Lake, P.; Christian En- 
deavor, V. C. Barnes. Waterford, Pa.; Mis- 
sions, Rev. B. Mason, Edinboro, Pa.; Educa- 
tion, John A. Lamb, Conneavitville, Pa. 

Officers W. H. and F. M. Board — President, 
Mrs. J. L. Beard, Waterford, Pa. ; Vice-Presi- 
dent. Miss Carrie Robison, North Springfield, 
Pa.: Corresponding Secretary. Miss Emma 
Barnes, Waterford, Pa.; Recording: Secretary. 
Miss M. M. Nason, Erie, Pa.; Treasurer. Mrs. 
T. J. Bentley, Springtaoro. Pa.; Secretary L. 
and M. B., Miss Meriba Cornell, Springboro, 
Pa.; Supt. Cradle Rolls, Mrs. M. A. Franklin, 
Conneaut, Ohio; Field Secretary, Mrs. J. W. 
Dennen, Springboro, Pa. 

Ministers — J. W. Dennen, A. I. Dickenson, 
Donalr] P. Hurlburt, A. E. Kemp, W. A. Leon- 
ard, Benjamin Mason, H. H. Pershing, F. C. 
Patterson, Myron Tyler, Adelbert Welch. 

Licentiates — Hermon Eldredge, Ray F. Gib- 
son, Florence V. Waggoner. 

Ordained, 10: licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Bear Lake — F. C. Patterson; $2,000; 23; Mrs. 

Ledah W. St. John, Bear Lake, Pa. 
Beaver Centcr^R. Beniamin (supply); $2,400; 

53; W. J. Hackett, Conneautville, Pa. 
Conneaut — A. E. Kemp; $15,000; 283; Miss 

Florence Smith, 414 Madison Street, Con- 
neaut, Oiiio. 
Dewittville — Myron Tvler; $5,000; 64; Minton 

Phillips, Dewittville, N. Y. 
Draketown — B. Mason (supply); $3,300; 71; 

Matilda Fox, Edinboro, Pa. 
East Spring-field — A. I. Dickenson; $3,000; 144; 

Mrs. M. L. Morrell, East Springfield, Pa. 
Erie — W. A. Leonard; $8,000; 106; Miss Ada 

Sherman, 315 W. Fourth St., E'rie, Pa. 
Fair»-iew — A. I. Dickenson, (supply) ; ; 

20; Mrs. G. C. Zindel, Girard, Pa., R. F. D. 4. 
Francis — No pastor; $1,500; 13; Mrs. Mary R. 

Wheeler, Girard, Pa., R. F. D. 3. 
Hammond's Corners — R. Benjamin, (supply); 

$800; 20; Mrs. Lucy Holden, Pierpont, Ohio. 
Hare Creek — No pastor; 



Pine Valley — F. C. Patterson; — ■ — ; 13; Mrs. 

E. T. Walton, Bear Lake, Pa. 
Springboro — J. W. Dennen; $8,200; 79; Mrs. 

Ada Bentley, Springboro, Pa. 
AVashiiig'tou Valley — No pastor; $2,000; 48; 

Mrs. Alniira McGrory. Edinboro, Pa. 
AVaterford — Ray F. Gibson; ; 22; Earl E. 

Barnes, Waterford, Pa. 

Churches. 15; valuation, $51,200; member- 
ship, 959; Sunday-schools, 14; Endeavor So- 
cieties, .t; Juniors, 2. 


(Reported by Secretary Lytle.) 

Next Session — Beaver Creek, Fayette Co., 
Pa., Thursday before third Sunday in Sep- 
tember. 1911. 

Pre.sident, Rov. W. S. Miller, Clearville, Pa., 
R. D. 2. 

A'ice-President. J. A. Buttermore, Clarks- 
vllle, Pa. 

Secretary. Charles Lytle, Confluence, Pa. 

Treasurer, Upton Harding', Fairchance, Pa. 

Jlliuisters — W. H. H. Knight, TV. S. Miller, 
A. S. Seese, Sanford Show, J. E. Stillwag-on. 

Ordained, 5. 

Church, Pa.stor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Beaver Creek — A. S. Seese; $2,000; 20; Lulu 
Glover, now deceased, Humberston, Pa. 

Clark.sville — J. E. Stillwagon; $2,000; 5; Cath- 
erine Buttermore, Clarksville, Pa. 

HaydeiitoT»M ; $1,500; 5; Upton Harding-, 

Fairchance, Pa. 

Sugar I.oaf — A. S. Seese; ; 40; N. G. Lytle, 

Confluence, Pa. 

Churches, 4; valuation (two reported), 

$4,000; membership, 70; Sunday-schools, two 

union reported. 


(Reported by Secretary Vaug-han.) 

Next Ses.sion — November, 1911, not located. 

President, Rev. F. G. Coffin, D. D., Dayton. 

Vice-President, Rev. "W. A. Warner, Hig-- 
ginsport, Ohio. 

Recording Secretary, Rev. B. F. Vaughan, 

Trea.surer, Rev. A. Dunlap, 144 W. Fourth 
Ave., Columbus, 

Department Secretaries — Education, Rev. E. 
A. Watkins, Greenville; Publication, Rev. B. 
F. Hoagland, Centerburg; Missions, Rev. W. 
H. Sando, Columbus; Sunday-schools, Rev. H. 
R. Clem, Springfield: Christian Endeavor, 
Rev. W. J. Younsr, Piqua; Relief, R. P. Hulli- 
berger, Westminster. 

Note — These officers, except vice-president, 
constitute the Official Board and Trustees. 

AVoman's State Mission Board. 

President, Mrs. Emma S. Powers, Dayton. 

V'ice-President, Rev. Mrs. R. A. Sheldon, 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. C. M. Hagrans, Mt. 

Cor. Secretary and Treasurer, Mrs. Drusilla 
Vaughan, Centerville. 

Superintendent Cra<lle Roll, Mrs Harriett 
McDorman, Harrod. 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Secretary Dickason.) 

President, H. H. Holverstott, Marion, Ohio. 

Secretary, Isaac N. Dickason, DeCliff, Ohio. 

Treasurer, H. H. Holverstott. 

Ministers — Abbie L. Burns, I. N. Dickason, 
D. C. Doll. H. H. Holverstott, Emma McFar- 
land. John Street. 

Licentiates — Golda Dickason, T. J. Wood- 

Ordained, 6; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

00; 40; P. Pollock, 

Espyville — D. C. Doll 

Espyville, Ohio. 
Fairfield — No pastor; - 

Espyville, Ohio. 
AVelcome — No pastor; 

Muncie, Ind. 

Churches, -3; membership, 
schools, 1; Endeavor Societies, 1 

16; Matilda Clark, 

26; E. McFarland, 

S2; Sunday- 


(Reported by Secretary Kling-er.) 

Next Session — September 20, 1911. 

President, A. M. Heidelbaug-h, Columbus 
Grove, Ohio. 

Vice-President, Rev. C. C. Ryan, Ansonla, 

Secretary, I. L. Klingler, Lima, Ohio. 

Department Secretaries — Finance, R. F. 
Hulliberger, Westminster, Ohio; Missions, 
Rev. J. S. Halfaker, Lima, Ohio; Sunday- 
school. Rev. G. R. Mell, Lima, Ohio; Relief, 
Rev. C. J. Hance, Spencerville, Ohio; Publi- 
cations, Rev. G. W. Foltz, Lafayette, Ohio; 
Education, Rev. G. B. Garner, Bluffton, Indi- 
ana; Christian Endeavor, Rev. G. W. Kersh- 
ner, Harrod, Ohio. 

Trustees — V>\ H. Thompson, F. E. Rockwell, 
B. F. Seitz, G. W. Foltz, C. J. Hance. 

Ministers — A. E. Bagby, Sarah M. Bailey, 
W. O. Bray, Jas. Claypool, W. N. Deck, G. W. 
Foltz, G. B. Garner, Edward French, J. S. 
Halfaker, C. J. Hance. W. G. Kershner, J. S. 
Kegg, J. E. Kauffnian. A. Leonard, Daniel 
Leplev, F. McCague. N. S. McCloud, G. R. 
Mell, A. Noffsinger. W. C. Rimer, F. E. Rock- 
well. C. C. Rvan. T.. W. Ryan, S. M. Slane, 
W. H. Thompson, B. F. Tucker, W. O. Web- 
ber. J. L. Wright. 

Licentiates — J. C. Gaubau, J. W. Kincaid, 
N. W. Klinger, Edward Slusser. 

Ordained, 2S; licentiates. 4. 

Church, Pastor, Value, .Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — Leo West; $1,200; 32; Henry Stern, 
Clo^•erdale, Ohio. 

Bethel — Rev. Baker; $1,200; 121; J. C. Mc- 
Cague, Defiance. Ohio, R. R. ,S. 

Berkcy — J. F. Perkins; $2,000; 72; Mrs. Ella 
Tucker, Berkev, Ohio. 

Rlanchard — C. J. Hance; $1,000; 104; J. W. 
Gatchel, Dunkirk, Ohio. 

Buckland — P. H. Samuel; $2,000; 275; Grover 
Walker, Buckland, Ohio. 

Cherry Grove — J. S. Kegg; $1,100; 21; Mrs. C. 

B. Ream, Lima, Ohio, R. R. 6. 
Columbus Grove — J. W. Maxwell; $12,400; 165; 

C. O. Smith, Columbus Grove, Ohio. 
Delphos — ; — ; ; Katie E. Wilcox, 

Delphos, Ohio. 



Defiauoe — Dr. Edwin Morrell; $5,000; 69; W. 

A. Snider, Defiance, Ohio. 

Harrocl — W. G. Kersliner; $8,000; 142; Mrs. 

Rutli McPlierson, Harrod, Ohio. 
Hartford ; $2,600; 45; C. M. Moorman, 

Spencerville, Ohio. 
Lima — J. S. Halfaker; $12,000; 205; R. B. 

Mikesell, Lima, Ohio. 
Lafayette— G. W. Foltz; $6,000; 161; Sadie 

Gensel, Lafayette, Ohio. 
LoKransville ; $1,200; 60; G. C. Naug'le, 

DeGraff, Ohio, R. R. 1. 
Maple Grove — J. E. Kauffman; $800; ; F. 

Logan, Columbus Grove, Ohio. 
Middle River — C. J. Hance; $2,000; 56; J. TV. 

Johns, Elida, Ohio, R. R. 1. 
Middle Creek — A. G. Adriance; $2,000; 60; G. 

W. Gillespie, Grover Hill, Ohio. 
Mt. Zion — J. C. DeRemer; $1,000; 25; Amelia 

Barring'er, Continental, Ohio. 
Mnchiiiippi ; $2,000; 50; Elza Lee, Lew- 

iston, Ohio. 
Miami ; $800; 15; A. F. Stephens, Pem- 

berton, Oliio. 
New Richland — B. A. Hartley; $700; SS; C. M. 

Waltzer, New Hicliland, Oiiio. 
New Bethany — A. G. Adriance; $400; 35; G. 

W. Cattel, Grover Hill, Ohio. 
Olive Branch — J. L. M^riglit; $2,500; 72; D. W. 

Bowers, Convoy, Oliio, R. R. 1. 
Ottawa River — P. McCag-ue; $3,000; 284; J. E. 

Tliomas. Ft. Jennings, Ohio. 
Six Mile — B. A. Hartley; $800; 41; Urvin Ed- 
wards, Cecil, Oliio. 
Spencerville ; $4,000; 207; W. S. Crites, 

Spencerville, Oliio. 
St. Johns ; $2,000; 52; S. G. Lusk, St. 

Jolms, Oliio. 
Two Mile — A. E. House; $1,500; 67; R. H. 

Ritchie, Wapakoneta, Ohio. 
Union Chapel — G. W. Foltz; ; 52; Inez 

Lippincott, Lafayette, Ohio. 
Vanghnsville ; $2,500; 214; G. R. Smith, 

Vaug-hnsville, Ohio. 

West Union ; ; ; ■ 

Westminster — G. W. Foltz; $3,000; 30; W. H. 

Tabler, Westminster, Ohio. 
White Feather — J. B. Fenner; $1,000; 19; A. 

B. Harshbarg-er, Anna, Ohio. 

AVest Cairo — F. McCague; $2,000; 157; D. D. 

Thomas, West Cairo, Ohio. 

Churches, 34; valuation, $87,700; member- 
ship, 2,996; Sunday-schools, 39; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 15; Junior, 6. 


(Reported by Secretary Murphy.) 

Next Session at Hopewell Church, Vinton 
Co., Ohio. 

President. Rev. V. R. Dennis, Wellston, O. 

Vice-President, Rev. G. R. Coon, Blatchford, 
Ohio. ' 

Secretary, S. E. Murphy, R. R. 2, McArthur, 

Minister.s — 'W. F. Bailes, James Bethel, 
Henry Canter, J. B. Cummins, F. E'. Evans, 
J. H. Moody, N. "Nelson. 

Licentiate, Henry Booth. 

Ordained, 7; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk. 

Antioch— J. H. Moody; W. H. Jones, Oak Hill, 

Antonis ; G. C. Blake, Antonis, Ohio. 


Fairview — Jas. A. Bethel; Meda TimbermaiJ, 

Ray, Ohio. 

Hamilton ; Henry Canter, Orient, Ohio. 

Hopewell (Jackson Co.) — V. R. Dennis; H. 

Hopewell (Vinton Co.) — G. R. Coon; Mr. Gal- 

Jeft'erson Furnace — ; Richard Crabtree, 

Oak Hill, Ohio. 

IJly Chapel ; D. F. Clouse, Omega, Oliio. 

Locust Grove ; • . 

Maceilonia ; Dollie Carter, Sedan, Ohio. 

Morrow ; John Crabtree, Oak Hill, O. 

Mt. Joy ; A. B. McBride, Rarden, Ohio. 

Pleasant Valley (Pike Co.) — J. H. Moody, Ba- 
rak Chase, Waverly, Ohio. 
Pleasant A^alley (Scioto Co.) — ; John 

Slierben, Lucasville, Ohio. 

Shiloh ; Mrs. Nettie Colvill Snook. 

S. V. Chapel ; Fred Bowers, Pride, Ohio. 

AVellston. First ; . 

Zion — F. B. Evans; Cecil Denny, Ratchford, 

Ohio. I 

Churches, 19. 


(Reported by Secretary Clem.) 

Next Session— Danville, Ohio, beginning on 
Wednesday evening after first Sunday in Oc- 
tober, 1911. 

President, Rev. R. H. Long, Centerburg, O. 

Vice-Presi<lent, Rev. R. L. Kilpatrick, Black 
Run, Ohio. 

Secretary, H. Russell Clem, Springfield, O. 

Department Secretaries — Finance, D. W. 
Crist, Moultrie, Ohio; Missions, Rev. L. D. 
Hammond, Coshocton, Ohio; Sunday-schools, 
Miss Minnie Lohr, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, R. D.; 
Relief, Rev. J. H. Bone, Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Ed- 
ucation, Rev. R. Anna Sheldon, Sparta, Ohio; 
Publications, Rev. Albert Dunlap, 144 W. 
Fourth Ave., Columbus, Ohio; Y. P. S. C. E., 
Rev. L. W. Newton, Glenfield, Pa. 

Ministers — J. M. Carter, H. R. Clem, D. E. 
Dixon, Albert Dunlap, Geo. W. Grate, L. D. 
Hammond, E. M. Harris, R. L. Kilpatrick, R. 
H. Long, L. W. Newton, Mrs. R. A. Sheldon, 
J. H. Weaver, J. 'W. Wright. 

Licentiate, J. H. Bone. 

Ordained, 13; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Appleton — R. H. Long; $3,000; ; Mrs. Hat- 
tie Peters, Johnstown, Ohio, R. D. 
Centerburg — B. F. Hoagland; $2,000; 74; Maud 

Long, Centerburg, Oliio. 
Church Hill — G. W. Grate; $2,700; 111; Miss S. 

Stooksbui-y, Lisbon, Ohio. 
Cooperdale — R. L. Kilpatrick; $1,500; 29; Mrs. 

Geo. Wright, Trinway, Ohio, R. F. D. 
Co.shocton — L. D. Hammond; $9,000; 59; John 

Goodin, 835; S. Seventh St., Coshocton, Ohio. 
Danville — P. B. Richey; $1,000; 63; Mrs. Wm. 

Cliurch, Danville, Ohio. 
East Midilletown — J. M. Carter; $800; 102; W. 

E. Griinm, Columbiana, Ohio. 
East Rochester ; $1,000; 100; Mrs. Alice 

Emmons, East Rochester, Ohio. 
East Union — R. L. Kilpatrick; $1,000; 00; I. M. 

Conard, . 

Fairv-iew — R. H. Long; $4,000; 140; B. O. Lohr, 

Mt. Vernon, Ohio. 
Hazel Dell — No pastor. 
Highland — G. W. Grate: $1,000; 124; M. Jehu, 

Teegarden, Ohio. 



Licking; — Xo pastor; $800; 20; . 

Mt. Pleasant— R. L. Kilpatrick; $1,500; 130; J. 

E. Martin, Black Run, Ohio. 
Mt. Zion — R. L. Kilpatrick; $1,500; 93; B. L. 

Shaffer, Frazeysburg-, Ohio. 
Xew Alexander — J. W. Weaver; $1,800; 125; D. 

W. Crist, Moultrie, Ohio. 
Xew Betbel — J. H. Bone. 
Roseville ; $1,000; 76; Albert Curl, Rose- 

ville, Ohio. 
Sparta — B. F. Hoagland; $1,000; 22; R. A. 

Sheldon, Sparta, Ohio. 
Sylvania — R. H. Long; $1,000; 31; Mrs. El- 

zinia Clark, Granville, Ohio, R. D. No. 2. 
Utica — P. B. Richey; $2,000; 77; W. K Hel- 

phrey, Utica, Ohio. 
Virginia — L. D. Hammond; $1,500; 79; Etta 

Wrigrht, Coshocton, Ohio, R. D. No. 5. 
AVestviHe — J. M. Carter; $1,000; 90; Rebecca 

Randolph, Beloit, Ohio. 

Churches, 23; valuation, $41,400; member- 
ship, 1,626; Sunday-schools, 14; Endeavor _So- 
cieties, 3. 


(Reported by Secretary Ewing".) 

^e^t Session — Mt. Zion, Hocking- Co., Ohio, 

President, Rev. J. B. Massie, Patriot, Ohio. 

Vice-President, Rev. W. H. Arthur, Galli- 
polis, Ohio. 

Secretary, Rev. W. E. Kwing, Hilton, Ohio. 

Assistant Secretary, Rev. H. C. Litle, Point 
Rock, Ohio. 

Treasurer, W. S. "V^''oollet, Starr, Ohio. 

Ministers — "W. H. Arthur, H. B. Briley, Chas. 
Briley, H. C. Litle, Lloyd Litle, J. B. Massie, 
N. W. Massie, L. E. Simmons, M. L. Woodard. 

Licentiates — Josepli Barstowe, "W. E. Ew- 
ing, John Kanode. 

Ordained, 9; licentiates, 3. 

Clmrch, Pastor, Value, Clerk. 
Bailey — J. B. Massie; $1,000; "W. W. Roadar- 

Bulaville — W. E. Ewing; $1,200; P. L. Hern. 
Coe's Chapel — W. E. Ewing; $1,000; A. Devol. 
Columbia — J. B. Massie; $800; E. G. Nelson. 
Cook'.s — John Kanode; $800; M. Patton. 

Corneliu.s ; $1,000; Marv Karns. 

Elizabeth — T\^ E. Ewing; $2,000; S. A. Cottrell. 
Fairview — J. B. Massie; $800; J. T. Piles. 
Federal Valley — Joseph Barstowe; $1,000; C. 

P. Jones. 
Graham — J. B. Massie; $1,000; Wm. Bobo. 
Little Kygrer — T\'. H. Arthur; $1,000; Golda 

Morgran Center — Josepli Barstowe; $1,500; L. 

Mt. Zion — L. M. Woodard; $800; W. S. Wool- 

tey — TV^ E. Ewing-; $1,000; Jeptha Peters. 

Okey — TV^ 

Pleasant Ridge — L. M. Woodard; $1,000; J. J. 

Pleasant Valley — W. H. Arthur; $800; Lucy 


Churches, 16; valuation, $28,700. 


(Reported by Secretary Warrener.) 

Next Session will be held Aug-ust 24-26, 
1911, commencing at 2 p. m. 

President, George "V\'. Wilcox, Alice, Ohio. 

Vice-President, Rev. Samuel Lewis, Bladen, 

Secretary, Rev. Wm. J. Warrener, Athens, 

Assistant Secretary, Henry Archer, Glous- 
ter, Ohio. 

Treasurer, Vinton Wogan, Sharpsburg, O. 

Ministers — J. A. Angel, W. W. Cardwell, H. 
A. Grover, Samuel Lewis, G. A. Long, G. F. 
McCoy, Wm. J. Warrener. 

Licentiates — Herman A. Lewis, W. P. Myer. 

Ordained, 7; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — A. Ang-el; $800; 78; Clem Wiloox, 
Vinton, Ohio. 

Champaign — ; $400; 150; Fannie R. 

Swick, Vinton, Ohio. 

Cornelius ; $1,000; 36; Sarah E. Rosser, 

Creola, Ohio. 

Dixon's Run ; $400; 12; Mary Munyon, 

Rempel. Ohio. ^^.,, 

Eighteen Valley— ; $300; 63; Wilbert 

Waugh, Pliny, W. Va. 

Langsville — J. H. Moody; $800; 30; Wm. Low- 
rv, Langsville, Ohio. 

Liberty — J. A. Angel; $150; 158; Wallace Lew- 
is, Bladen, Ohio. 

Logan — J. A. Angel; $1,000; 36; Mrs. Emma 
Clark, Logan, Ohio. 

Macedonia — J. H. Moody; $500; 133; W. H. H/ 
Boster, Hilton. Ohio. 

Morgan ; $1,000; 50; A. M. Grover, Bid- 
well, Ohio. 

Mound Hill— G. R. Coon; $1,000; 50; Mrs. A. J. 
Kuhns, Ainesville, Ohio. 

Mt. Valley — S. Lewis; $800; 150; Joseph King, 
Mercers Bottom, W. Va. 

Mt. Zion — J. H. Moody; $1,000; 78; Geo. Huff- 
man, Sharpsburg, Ohio. 

gjilem — ■ -; $800; 40; W. C. Turner, Dexter, 


Union ; $300; 80; Alice Brookman, Kerr, 


\Vright.stown — J. H. Moody; $800; 55; J. H. 
Archer, Glouster, Ohio. 

Churches, 16; valuation, $11,050; member- 
ship, 1,197. 


(Reported by Secretary Bouic.) 

Next Session — Br-^adway, Ohio. 

President, Rev. Warren H. Sando, Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Vice-President. I. W. Sanaft, Broadway, O. 

Secretary, Fred. V. Bouic, Marion, Ohio. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, Rev. E. 
C. Klink, Columbus, Ohio; Relief, I. W. 
Sanaft. Broadwav, Ohio; Education, Rev. H. 
J. Duckworth, Mt. Sterling, Ohio; Publica- 
tions, Mr. R. W. Fisher, Sunbury. Ohio; Sun- 
dav-schools. Rev. B. F. Hoagland, Center- 
burg, Ohio; Christian Endeavor, W'm. Fred- 
erick, Sunbury, Ohio; Finance, S. L. Lough- 
rey, Marysville. Ohio. 

Ministers — A. G. Caris, B. H. Chrisman, 
Pleasant Clarridge, H. J. Duckworth, J. W. 
Forcvthe, J. B. Hagans, S. K. King, E. C. 
Klink, L. E. Lewis, E. J. Nutt, D. C. Parsons, 
O. T\". Powers, G. J. Remington. "W. H. Sando, 
C. A. Tracy, J. H. Warner, Wm. Webb. 

Licentiates — John Albright, Wm. Babb, W. 
V. Miller, W. Moots. 

Ordained, 17; licentiates, 5. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk. 
Antioch — F. E. Rockwell; Henry Bower, Mt. 
Sterling, Ohio. 



Bookwalter — J. E. Spriggs; W. L. Ervin, Jef- 

fersonville, Ohio. 
Centerville — Walter Miller; Miss Dora West, 

Lees Creek, Ohio. 
ClarksbHrg- ; O. M. Howser, Clarksburg, 

ColuiiibiDii, First Church — W. H. Sando; Mrs. 

J. L. Powell, 682 N. High St., Columbus, O. 
Dublin — C. A. Tracy; Nell D. Tuller, Dublin, 

Five Points — H. J. Duckworth; W. I. Porter, 

Mt. Sterling. Ohio. 
Fountain Grove — J. W. Forcythe; S. Wiley, 

Richwood, Ohio. 
Grassy Point ; C. S. Bethards, Sedalia, 

Milford Center — J. B. Hagans; Mrs. S. H. Law- 
son. Milford Center, Ohio. 
Mill Creek Chapel ; Mrs. T. L. Rumer, 

Ostrander. Ohio. 

Mt. Olives ; C. E. Curry, Plain City, O. 

Mt. Sterllns — F. B. Rockwell; A. S. Alkire, 

Mt. Sterlinsr, Ohio. 
Xewton — J. B. Hagans: Mrs. Mary Dawson, 

Raymond, Ohio. 

Mrs. Allen Retinger, 

Forcythe; Chas. Holt, 

Underbill, Cardington, 

Leazenbee, Plain City, 

C. C. Rowand, South 

Alice C. Sprague, Sum- 

Overly Chapel — ; 

Chillicothe, Ohio. 
Pleasant Grove — J. W. 

Mt. Victory, Ohio. 
Pompey — ; Sada 

Resaeca — ; J. M. 

Ohio, R. P. D. 1. 
South Solon — - 

Solon. Ohio. 
Suniinerforil — — 

merford. Ohio. 
Trenton — B. F. Hoagland; R. W. Fisher, Sun- 
bury, Ohio. 
Vienna — O. W. Pow^ers (supply); Mrs. Mollie 

Tavenner. South Vienna, Ohio. 
Watkins — C. A. Tracy; I. Lame, Marysville, O. 
Vl^aterloo — ; W. M. Anderson, Pancoast- 

burg. Ohio. 

West Ijiberty — ; ; ; . 

AVilson Chapel — H. J. Duckworth; Glenna 

Davis, London, Ohio, R. F. D. 2. 
AVilliamsport — G. J. Remington; J. West, Wil- 

liamsport, Ohio. 
AVoodstook ; B. W. Hayes, Woodstock, 

Zion Chapel — ^: Mrs. C. L. Baer, Grove 

City, Ohio, R. F. D. 1. 

Churches. 29; Sunday-schools, 27; C. E. So- 
cieties, 3; Junior C. E., ?^. 


(Reported by Secretary Manley.) 

The Ohio Valley Conference was organized 
at Kyger, Ohio, S'er^tember 11, 1903. 

Next Session — Kyger, Ohio, Thursday be- 
fore the first Sunday in Septeinbr. 1911. 

President. Rov. J. L. Manley, Merom, Ind. 

A^ice-Presislent, Rev. F. A. Swislier, Arlee, 
W. Va. 

Secretary, Mrs. Mary A. Manlev, Merom. 

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. Sarah Abbott, 
Kyger, Ohio. 

Treasurer, Rev. W. D. Robison, Cheshire, 
Ohio, R. F. D. 2. 

Ministers — J. L. Manley, J. "W. Martin, J. B. 
McGuire, F. B. Richey, W. D. Robison, R. D. 
Stone F. A. Swisher. H. C. Wilson. 

Licentiate — L. R. Sypherd. 

Ordained, <S ; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Eighteen — No pastor; $250; 56; Wilbert 
Waugh, Pliny, W. Va., R. F. D. 1. 

Kanawha Valley — No pastor; ; 25; Carrie 

E'. McCallister, Scott Depot, W. Va., R. F. D. 

Kyger — W. D. Robison; $500; 62; Sarah Ab- 
bott, Kyger, Ohio. 

I..ock Nine — No pastor; ; IS; Jno. Kirk, 

Fraziers Bottom, W. Va. 

l.og-an ; $1,400; 40; Clara Eastman, Lo- 
gan, Ohio. 

Midrtleport — R. D. Stone; ; 36; Nettie Mor- 
ris, Middleport, Ohio, R. F. D. 1. 

Nelsonville ; $600; 60; Mrs. Julia Bur- 
ford, Nelsonville, Ohio, Box Sll. 

Triumph ; $150; 40; Mrs. Flossie Ball, 

Amesville, Ohio, R. F. D. 2. 

Churches, S; valuation, $2,900; membership, 

337; Sunday-school, 2. 


(Reported by Secretary Vaughan.) 
President, Rev. Hugh A. Sinith, Eaton, Ohio. 
Vice-President, H. E. Clemm, Troy, Ohio. 
Secretary, Rev. B. F. Vaughan, Centerville, 

Financial Secretary, S. O. Albaugh, Dayton, 

Department Secretaries — Missions, Rev. O. 
S. Thomas, West Milton, Ohio; Sunday- 
schools. Rev. O. P. Furnas, Tadmor, Ohio, R. 
R. 1; Relief, E. A. T\^atkins, Greenville, Ohio; 
Publishing, Rev. Alva M. Kerr, Pleasant Hill, 
Ohio; Education. Rev. F. G. Coffin, Dayton, 
Ohio; Christian Endeavor, J. L. Rector, Pleas- 
ant Hill, Ohio. 

Ministers — Geo. L. Aspinall, S. D. Bennett, 
S. W. Bennett, J. G. Bishop, D. D., Emily K. 
Bishop, Richard Brandon, Eliza L. Brown, L. 
D. Brown, B. P. Clayton, C. H. Coddington, 

F. G. Coffin, Wm. M. Dawson, J. C. DeRemer, 
Geo. C. Enders, J. E. Etter, J. B. Fenner, 
Wm. Flammer, O. P. Furnas, Chas. C. Gar- 
man, Clark P. Garman, G. L. Griffith, W. A. 
Gross, C. C. Hatfield, C. W. Heoffer, A. W. 
Hook, H. R. Jay, A. M. Kerr, Horace Mann, 
Wm. H. Martin, J. W. Maxwell, C. A. McDan- 
iel, R. H. McDaniel. N. Del McReynolds, Ed- 
win Morrell, D. D., S. S. Newhouse, D. D., E. S. 
Reed, C. N. Rockwell, L. W. Ryan, P. H. Sam- 
uel, Hugh A. Smith, Frances Spriggs, J. E. 
Snrigars, J. J. Summerbell. D. D., Omer S. 
Thomas, Flora Thompson, B. F. Vaughan, E. 

G. "Walk, yv. T. Warbinton, E. A. Watkins, T. 
S. Weeks, E'. G. Zeigler. 

Ucentiates — Edw^in W. Flory, H. S. Huey, 
Ross W. McNeal, S. C. Morton, Paul Shivell, 
Pressley E. Zartmann. 

Ordained, 54; licentiates, 6. 

"Woman's Mission Board. 

President, Mrs. J. N. Hess, Dayton, Ohio. 

Vice-President, Mrs. H. A. Smith, Eaton, O. 

Cor. Secretary, Mrs. L. D. Bailey, Eaton, O. 

Rec. Secretary, Miss Hattie Woodruff, 
Piqua, Ohio. 

Treasurer, Mrs. O. C. Kerlin. Greenville, O. 

Mite Box Secretary, Irene Pinfrock, Ver- 
sailles, Ohio. 

Cradle Roll Supt., Mrs. B. P. Vaughan, Cen- 
terville, Ohio. 



Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Ansouia— C. C. Ryan; $7,000; 258; N. P 
Kershner, Ansonia, Ohio. 

Bethany— E. G. Walk; $3,000; 107; H. A. Nix- 
on, Lebanon, Ohio, R. R. 

Bethlehem — No pastor; $1,000; 50; M. M. 
Black, "SV. Alexandria, Ohio. 

Campbellstown — Omer S. Thomas; $2,400; 80; 
H. E. Ervin, Campbellstown, Ohio. 


Pa.stor nt Katoii, Ohio, 

and Pre!si<lent ^liaiiii Ohio Conference 

Carysville — J. W. Rousch; $1,000; 135; T. J. 

Wert, Rosewood, Ohio, R. R. 1. 
Chambersburg — G. R. Mell'; $1,000; 43; H. S. 

Huey, Dayton, Ohio, R. R. 5. 
Christiansburg' — Mr. Pleasant; $1,200; 40; W. 

A. Ullerv, Christiansburg-, Ohio. 
Charity Chapel — R. H. McDaniel; $1,500; 212; 

J. E. Appleg-ett, Conover, Ohio, R. R. 1. 
Circle Hill — O. P. Furnas; $1,500; 116; P. B. 

Cool, Bradford, Ohio, R. R. 2. 
Concord — O. S. Thomas; $2,500; 126; T\^ E. 

Ross, Eaton, Ohio, R. R. 3. 
Covington — G. A. Conibear; $22,000; 459; 'W. 

E. Westfall, Covington, Ohio. 
Cove Springs — S. W. Bennett; $2,000; 100; 

Miss Ella Beals, Troy. Ohio, R. R. 2. 
Crown Point — F. G. Coffin; $2,500; 35; Chas. 

W. Sacksteder, Dayton, Ohio, R. R. 4. 
Dayton— F. G. Coffin; $7,000; 238; A. F. Chase, 

1404 Vv\ Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. 
Eaton — H. A. Smith; $19,000; 317; S. J. Gallo- 

wav, Eaton, Ohio. 
Enon— M. T. Morrill; $5,000; SO; Raymond 

Shellabarg-er, Springfield, Ohio, R. R. 8. 
Fellowship — E. G. Walk; $1,000; 50; Virgil 

Shurts, S. Lebanon, Ohio, R. R. 

Franklin — H. J. Rhodes; $6,000; SO; Mrs. Ella 

Conover, Franklin, Ohio. 
Glady Creek — W. H. Thompson: $1,200; 55; 

Wm. Scarborough, West Liberty, Ohio, R. 

R. 1. 
Genntotvn (fycelan) — E. G. Walk; $1,300; 94; 

L. V. Banta, Lebanon, Ohio. 
Greenville — E. A. T\'atkins; $10,500; 294; A. C. 

Brandon, Greenville, Oliio. 
Greenville Creek — ; $900; 157; R. E. 

Beard, Bradford, Ohio. 
Honey Creek — ^W. H. Thompson;' $800; 70; J. 

S. Black, Christiansburg, Ohio. 
Houston — H. R. Jay; $1,500; 147; W. J. Flinn, 

Houston, Ohio. < 

.Taniestow-n — J. F. Burnett; $3,500; 60; Mrs. C. 

H. W^althall, Jamestown, Ohio. 
Laura — A. \V. Hook; $1,200; 86; Rachel Gra- 

liam, Laura, Ohio. Creek — Mr. Pleasant; $900; 50; Esther E. 

Jenkins, Casstown. Ohio, R. R. 2. 
l.ower Stillwater — O. P. Furnas; $3,000; 57; J. 

W. Guehring, Englewood, Ohio. 
I.udlow Falls — W. E. Baker; $1,600; 68; Jud- 

son R. Jones, Ludlow^ Falls, Ohio. 
McKee's Creek — W. H. Thompson; $600; 30; 

David S. King, West Liberty, Oliio. 
Miamiville — No pastor; Inactive; $1,200; 20; 

Mrs. Sallie Buckingham, Camp Denison, O. 
New Carlisle — No pastor; $2,000; 12; Mrs. D. 

F. Akers, New Carlisle, Ohio. 
New Palestine — J. B. Fenner; $1,500; 114; C. 

A. Jackson, Sidney, Ohio. 
North Clayton — J. B. Fenner; $800; 50; Miss 

Ina Debra, Covington, Ohio. 
Oran — G. B. Cain; $1,800; 100; G. W. Short, 

Dawson, Ohio, R. R. 1. 
Phillipsburg — No pastor; $1,500; 55; Mrs. Ha- 
zel Zimmer, Phillipsburg, Ohio. 
Plea.sant Hill — A. M. Kerr; $4,000; 240; D. M. 

Coppock, Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 
Piqua — W. J. Young; $20,000; 426; Bernard 

Longanecker, Piqua, Oliio, 
Plattsburg — Wm. M. Dawson; $1,800; 66; John 

Osborne, S. Vienna, Ohio. 
Remington — No pastor; Inactive; $1,000; 15. 
Shiloh Sj)'.-ings — "\A^m. M. Dawson; $2,500; 159; 

D. W. Klepinger, Dayton, Ohio, R. R. 13. 
Spring Creek — R. H. McDaniel; $1,000; 169; 

John Duer, Fletcher, Ohio. R. R. 2. 
Springfield — H. R. Clem; $7,000; 135; G. W. 

Laser, Springfield, Ohio. 
Sugar Creek — Pressley E. Zartmann; $1,200; 

75; B. F. Vaughan, Centerville. Ohio. 
Sugar (Fidelity) — -A. ^\^ Hook; $2,400; 

100; W. W. Furnas, W. Milton, O., R. R. 2. 
Troy — J. E. Etter; $45,000; 680; Frank Hog-- 

wood, Troy, Ohio. 
Trotwood — C. B. Lusk; $2,500; 108; N. G. 

Worle-s', Trotw^ood, Oliio. 
Twin Cl««pel — J. A. "W^atson; $2,000; 100; F. A. 

Howell. Le^visburg, Oliio, R. R. 
I'nion CSv.ipel ; $1,000; 100; Minor Mc- 

Cool, Bradford, Ohio, R. R. 
Ver.sailles — C. A. McDaniel; $8,000; 391; M. A. 

Finfrock, Versailles, Oliio. 
West Grove — F. F. Canada; $900; 60; J. C. 

Lawrence, Laura, Ohio. 
West Liberty — W. H. Thompson; $3,500; 90; 

Miss Ora Brown, West Liberty, Ohio. 
West Manchester — C. B. Lusk; $1,800; 101; 

Mrs. E. A. Rollman, "West Manchester, Ohio. 
AVest Milton — No pastor; $6,000; 186; Russell 

C. Sigafoos, West Milton, Ohio. 
West Fnion — R. H. Gott; $1,800; 150; E. 'E. 

Kerr, Troy, Ohio, R. R. 
Walnut Hills (Dayton) — Pressley E. Zart- 



maun; ; 32; Jennie Brock, Dayton, Ohio, 

1024 Brown St. 

Churches, 56; valuation, $220,000; value par- 
sonag-es, $29,000; membership, 7,271; Sunday- 
schools, 46; Endeavor Societies, 17; Junior C. 
B. Societies, 12; Missionary Societies, 10; 
Men's Brotherhood, 3. 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Secretary Gaskins.) 

President, S. L. Swope, Felicity, Ohio. 

Secretary, H. A. Gaskins, Bentonville, Ohio. 

Treasurer, C. C. Armocost, Bethel, Ohio. 

Ministers — T. F. Bagby, W. W. Bag-by, W. 
T. Boice, A. J. Bowman, W. R. Brodt, J. F. 
Burnett, H. E. Butler, W. H. Dolby, H. A. 
Gaskins, C. C. Lawwill, W. W. Mefford, T. J. 
Melvin, W. V. Miller, John Shelton, Adaline 
Sheeley, L.. M. Shinkle, L. A. Stratton, S. L. 
Swope, I. M. Walker, W. A. Warner, C. L. 

Licentiates — Estella Shinkle Butler, Henry 

Ordained, 21; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, 3Ienibers, Clerk 

Antioch — R. H. McDaniel; $1,200; 162; H. S. 

Trisler, Hamersville, Ohio. 
Bethlehem — C. C. Lawwill; $2,000; 289; Noah 

Shelton, Aberdeen, Ohio. 
Bible Chapel — S. L. Swope; $1,500; 210; Ger- 
trude Thompson, Hamersville, Ohio. 
Christian Chapel— ; $1,500; 97; B. L. 

Ketchnar, Mt. Holly, Ohio. 
Cincinnati, Fulton Street— ; $200; 40; 

Ollin Remekamp, 2242 Eastern Avenue, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 
Dallas ; $800; - 

Hillsboro, Ohio. 
Eagle Chapel — W. R 

-; William Whitehead, 

Brodt; $1,000; 95; Bes- 
sie McNully, Ripley, Ohio. 
Enon — L. A. Stratton; $1,000; 75; Ella Neeper, 

Aberdeen, Ohio. 
Fairview — No pastor; $1,500; 136; H. J. Case, 

Georgetown, Ohio. 
Farmers' Chapel — ; $800; 96; David 

Stansberv, Georg-etown, Ohio. 
Feesburg — I. M. Walker; $1,500; 125; Jessie 

Bolender, Feesburg, Ohio. 
Fellowship — L. A. Stratton; $1,200; 100; V. V. 

Roush, Manchester, Oliio. 
Fincastle — ; $1,500; 60; M. C. Badgley, 

Fincastle. Ohio. 
Fivemile — Henry Pitser; $1,000; 104; J. D. 

Shanen, Mt. Orab, Ohio. 
Harwood — H. B. Butler; $3,000; 150; Walter 

E. Rhodes, Fayetteville, Ohio. 
Hietts — No pastor; $1,500; 70; John Martin, 

Ripley, Ohio. 
Higginsport— W. A. Warner; $2,500; 130; 

Grissie Bllis, Higginsport, Ohio. 
Liberty Chapel, B, C. — L. A. Stratton; $800; 

70; Stella Iron, Mt. Orab, Ohio. 
Liberty, H. C. — H. E. Butler; $800; 78; Mary 

Ayers, California, Ohio. 
Manchester, — ■ ; $1,000; 40; Peter Wallis, 

Manchester, Ohio. 
Millers Chapel — L. A. Stratton; $1,000; 46; 

Minnie Igo, Hillsboro, Ohio. 
3It. Pleasant — R. H. McDaniel; $2,000;' 111; 

Mrs. L. M. Buchenun, Felicity, Ohio. 
Mt. Zion ; $1,500; 140; G. W. Bushman, 

New Richmond, Ohio. 

Neville — I. M. Walker; $1,000; 48; E. M. Bag- 
by, Chile, Ohio. 
Oak Grove — W. R. Brodt: $1,000; 53; Ella 

Hayslip, "West Union, Ohio. 
Olive Chapel ; $1,500; 98; Edith Case, 

Georgetown, Ohio. 
Pisgah — -No pastor; $1,500; 90; Austin David- 
son, Ripley, Ohio. 
Pleasant Hill — No pastor; $1,000; 70; Jerry 

Stephenson, Winchester, Ohio. 
Popular Chapel — ; $800; 60; John King, 

Bethel, Ohio. 
Pt. Isabel — S. L. Swope; $1,500; 92; A. M. 

Swope, Bethel, Ohio. 
Russellville — C. C. Lawwill; $2,000; 199; W. P. 

Fuller, Ripley, Oliio. 
Stouts — • ; $800; 45; Melvine Bowman, 

Stouts, Ohio. 
Union, A. C. — W. A. Warner; $1,000; 90; M. C. 

Gaskins, Bentonville, Ohio. 
Union, B. C. — H. E. Butler; $1,200; 105; W. L. 

Shinkle, Higginsport, Ohio. 
Westboro — W. V. Miller; $1,500; 80; Anna 

Herington, Westboro, Ohio. 

Cliurches, 34; valuation, $51,900; member- 
ship, 3,564; Sunday-schools, 30; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 5. 


(Reported by Secretary Keck.) 

Next Session — September 7, 1911, at Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio. 

President, Rev. James Maple, Richmondale, 

Vice-President, Rev. W. P. Thompson, 
Wellston, Ohio. 

Secretary, Rev. P. H. Keck, Milan, Ind. 

Treasurer, Rev. James Maple, Richmon- 
dale, Ohio. 

Ministers — W. M. Carter, R. J. Flora, Wil- 
liam Hellman, Henry Howe, Thomas Hunter, 
Mrs. Jane Jenkins, P. H. Keck, A. E. Loper, 
G. M. Maple, James Maple, Andrew Sharpe, 
F. L. Shope, Bliss Shiner, W. P. Thompson, 
George Tucker, C. F. Weaver. 

Ordained, 16. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk, 

Center Station — Thomas Hunter; ; 18; 

George Kearn, Ort, Ohio. 
Chillicothe — R. J. Flora; ; 25; William 

Miller, Chillicothe, Ohio. 
Circloville — R. J. Flora; ; 24; John Roop, 

Circleville, Ohio. 

Davisville— W. Hellman; ; 20; . 

Jackson Valley — Henry Howe; ; 22; . 

Madison — Andrew Sharpe; ; 9; . 

Misco — ; -. ; 40; Jane Jenkins, Misco, 

Pleasant Hill — James Maple; ; 15; Belle 

Hahn, Richmondale, Ohio. 

Sand Hill — Andrew Sharpe; ; 19; . 

Union Ridge — Bliss Shiner; — — ; 25; Grace 

Searls, Hollister, Ohio. 

Churches, 10; valuation not given; member- 
ship, 217. 


(Reported by Secretary Lick.) 

Next Session — Newmarket, June 15, 1911. 
President, Rev. W, P. Fletcher, Drayton, 




Secretary, 'Elmer Lick, Oshawa, Ont. 

Treasurer, H. B. Sammells, Oshawa, Ont. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools, R. 
G. English, 513 Markham St., Toronto; Chris- 
tian Endeavor, Rev. C. E'. Fockler, 731 Mark- 
ham St., Toronto; Home iVIissions, Elmer 
Lick, Osliawa, Ont.; Foreign Missions, Rev. S. 
Mosteller, Keswick, Ont.; Woman's Foreign 

Rev. Stanton AV. Potter, Pastor 

INIission Society, Pi-esident, Mrs. J. N. Dales, 
513 Markham St., Toronto, Ont. 

MiniNter.<« — W. J. Fletcher, C. E. Fockler, 
C. H. Hainer, E. C. Hall. H. M. Hainer, L. D. 
Holaday. A. T. Mercer. E. Morton, Silas Mos- 
teller, W. Percy, D. Prosser, J. Prosser, D. V. 
Van Norman. 

IJceutiates — Prof. J. N. Dales, Neil D. Reid, 
E. W. Hinks-in. 

Ordained, 12; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Altoona — Van Van Norman; $2,000; 39; Elias 

Hoover, Atha, Ont. 
Baldtvin — J. N. Dales; $.500; 11; J. Anderson, 

Vacheli, Ont. 
Blooming-ton — Van Van Norman; $4,000; 7S: 

W. A. Fockler, Bloomington, Ont. 
Brouierham — R. G. English; $4,000; 22; John 

Percy. Brock Road, Ont. 
Castleton — E. Morton; $500; 35; Elijah Chap- 

pel, Norliam, Ont. 
Chandos — No pastor; $300; 12; Jacob Turk, 

Apsley, Ont. 
Church Hill — ; $1,000; 57; W. Quantz, 

Ballantrae, Ont. 

Craniahe Hill — J. Prosser; $1,250; 25; A. N. 

Brav, Morganston, Ont. 
Drayton — W. P. Fletcher; $1,600; 40; H. H. 

Hilborn, Drayton, Ont. 
Eddystone — E. Morton; $1,000; 39; J. P. Kel- 

log, Vernonville, Ont. 
Franklin — No pastor; $600; 19; Mrs. M. Main- 
prize, Mt. Albert. Ont. 
Keswick — S. Mosteller; $2,000; S3; J. Connell, 

Keswick, Ont. 
King- — D. Prosser; $1,200; 5S; E. Clarkson, 

Kettleby, Ont. 
Little Britain — C. H. Hainer; $650; 62; A. H. 

Noble. Cresswell, Ont. 
Markham — R. G. English; $500; 21; L. A. 

Kocli, Markliam, Ont. 
Minto — W. P. Fletcher; $800; 43; W. G. Shan- 
non, Drew Station, Ont. 
Mt. Carmel — E. Morton; $500; 23; Letitia 

Wait, Castleton, Ont. 
Newmarket — A. MacKenzie; $13,000; 152; W. 

G. Proctor, Newmarket, Ont. 
Oshawa — E. C. Hall; $12,000; 123; Elmer Lick, 

Osliawa, Ont. 
Rin;;:wood — Van Van Norman; $2,000; 34; J. 

M. Grove, Lemonville, Ont. 
Stouflfvil'.e ;$2,000; 40; J. S. Daugherty, 

Stouffville. Ont. 
Toronto — H. M. Hainer; $7,500; 80; E. Nigh- 

swander, 2 Nassau St.. Toronto, Ont. 
Union Street — S. Mosteller; $500; 25; W. 

C')wie'5on. Oueensville, Ont. 

Churchfs, 23; valuation, $60,900; member- 
ship, 1,1 Of;; Sundav-schools, 19; Christian En- 
deavor Societies, 8. 


(Reported by Secretary Soule.) 

Next Sesssion — At Marshall. 

President, Rev. Silas S. Main, Britten, Mich. 

Vice-President, Rev. Stanton W. Potter, 
Romeo, Mich. 

Secretary, Rev. F. Morehouse, Lexington, 

Treasurer, Isaac Hewitt, Maple Rapids, 

Ministers — J. ^V. Bolton, A. E. Cobb, J. L. 
Cottom, A. N. Henry. Thomas Holmes, Silas 
S. Main, P. W. McReynolds, D. E. Millard, F. 
Morehouse, Elisha Mudge, J. M. Pittman, 
S. W. Potter, M. A. Preston, Nathan Roof, 
P. L. Ryker, P. H. Simpson, J. C. Soule. 

I/icentiates — William Milburn, E. B. Van 

Ordained, 17; licentiates, 2. 

Clturch. Pastiir, Value, Members, Clerk. 

.\dn«!s — '''o pastor; $1,000; 4; Aaron Post, 
Hillsdale, Mich. 

Barrytoii — J. L. Cottom;- -; 6; . 

Britton — Silas S. Main; $6,000; 140; Mrs. Wm. 
Rinn. Britton, Mich. 

Eureka — No pastor: $1,000; 50; Mrs. Lois 
Eagle, Eureka, Mich. 

Uexiug-ton — F. Morehouse; $1,500; 17; Mrs. N. 
Dawson, Lexington, Mich. 

Maple Rapids — No pastor; $6,500; 
Smith. Perrinton, Mich. 

Mar.shall — No pastor; $10,000; 74; 
ma Hatch, Marshall, Mich. 

Middleton — James M. Pittman; 
Rose Naldrett, Middleton, Mich. 

Oxford — No pastor; $5,000; 16; Fred Groff, Ox- 
ford, Mich. 

Perrinton— No pastor; $1,500; 10; Ida Pen- 
field, Perrinton, Mich. 

234; J. D. 
Mrs. Em- 

$2,000; 87; 



32; Mrs. John Di-ake, 

Saunderi!) — rSupply; - 

Kalkaska, Mich. 
Romeo — Stanton W. Potter; $14,000; 54; John 

C. Soule, Romeo, Mich. President, Mrs 

Vergennes — E. Mudg-e; $1,000; 16; Mrs. Carrie Mich. 

AVoiiian'.s Board for Home and Foreign 

Julia Lawver, Pullman, 

Porter, Vergennes, Mich. 

Pastor at Romeo, Michigan 

AVortli— F. Morehouse: $650; 21; H. S Hay- 
ward, Croswell, Mich. 

Churches, 14; valuation, $43,150; member- 
ship, 761; Sunday-schools. 9; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 4. 


(Reported by Secretary Patterson.) 

Next Session — At Coloma, Mich., first full 
moon in October, 1911. 

Pre.sident, Rev. J. S. Masters, Pearl, Mich. 

Secretary, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, Colo- 
ma, Mich. 

Corresponding Secretary, Rev. W. O. Cross, 
Coloma, Mich. 

Treasurer, John Ross, Fountain, Mich. 



Vice-President, Mrs. Hattie Abbe, St. Jos- 
eph, Mich., R. R. 3, Box 122. 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. Rosa Shearer, St. 
Joseph, Mich., R. R. 3, Box 66. 

Corresponding and Field Secretary, Rev. 
Mrs. A. S. K. Burton, Fennville, Mich., Box 

Treasurer, Mrs. Rebecca Ross, Fountain, 

Supt. Uterature and Mite Box, Mrs. Ida 
Jones, Rolling- Prairie, Ind., R. R. 3. 

Supt. Cradle Roll, Mrs. Elizabeth Patter- 
son, Coloma, Mich. 

Ministers — Mrs. A. S. K. Burton, M. G. Col- 
lins. Calvin Cummins, Reason Davis, O. P. 
Miller, J. W. Robbins, F. E. Stewart, Peter 
Van Hoesen. 

Honorary Member — Rev. J. S. Masters, ac- 
tive member of Eastern Kansas Conference. 

Licentiates — H. C. Clement, W. O. Cross, 
Joseph Knapp, D. B. Rollin. 

Ordained, S; licentiates, 4. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Carr — F. E. Stewart; $1,000; 20; Nathan Lake, 

Branch, Mich. 
Coloma ; $1,200; 56; Elizabeth Patter- 
son, Coloma, Mich. 
Fairview — W. O. Cross;- $1,200; 

Shearer, St. Joseph, Mich., R. R. 
Lake View — Peter Van Hoesen; 

C. Clement, Bachelor, Mich. Chapel — W. O. Cross; 

Bensing-er, Pullman, Mich. 
Olive Chapel — M. G. Collins; $1,200; 

H. Jessup, New Carlisle, Ind. 
Forest Hill — J. W. Robbins; ; — 

Rosa Barnes, Morey, Mich. 
Olive Leaf — J. 'W. Robbins; ; — 

Thornburg, Kalkaskia, Mich. 

Churches, 8; valuation, $4,600; member- 
ship, only two churches reported, 76; Sun- 
day-schools, 6. 


(Reported by Secretary R. H. Gott.) 

The territory included in this conference 
shall be the state of Indiana, and such con- 
tiguous territory as may be part of the dis- 
trict conferences which co-operate with this 

Membership. The membership of this con- 
ference shall be as follows: (1) The presi- 
dents, the secretaries, and the treasurers of 
the district conferences of Indiana, and pres- 
ident of U. C. College. (2) The officers of 
the conference. (3) One delegate from 
each local church in the conference, same to 
be accompanied by one dollar ($1.00) same to 
be applied to general expense fund of the 
conference. (4) The president, tlie secre- 
tary and the treasurer of the State Woman's 
Board, together with the presidents and the 
secretaries of the Woman's Boards of the 
district conferences. 

President, Rev. C. B. Kershner, Warren, 

Vice-President, Rev. D. O. Coy, Lebanon, 

Secretary, Rev. R. H. Gott, Kokomo, Ind. 



Treasurer, James L. Carter, Russiaville, 

Department Secretaries— Education, Rev. 
W. P. Minton, Goshen, Ind.; Sunday-schools, 
Rev. R. A. Plunkett, Sullivan, Ind.; Publica- 
tions, Rev. J. Dipboye, Bluffton. Ind.; Chris- 
tian Endeavor, Rev. Miss Prankie Keys, Win- 
cliester, Ind.; Laymen's Missionary Move- 
ment, W. H. Denison, D. D., Hunting-ton, Ind. 

Second Sunday in February all the churches 
are requested to take a special offering for 
Church Erection and Extension. Send all 
collections to Secretary Gott. 

State Vl^omaii's Board of Missions 

President, Mrs. R. H. Gott, Kokomo, Ind. 

Secretary, Mrs. Delitha Winebrenner, War- 
ren, Ind. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Retha Henderson, Lebanon, 

Trustees — D. Powell, M. M. "Wiles, Benja- 
min Henderson, R. W. Page, W. P. Kibbey, 
and John Stanley. 


(Reported by Secretary Addington.) 

Next Session — ^Mooreland, Indiana, begin- 
ning on Tuesday, September 12, 1911, at 
2:00 o'clock p. m., and closing Friday, Sep- 
tember 15. 

President, Rev. G. B. Cain, Cohover, Ohio. 

A'ice-President, Rev. R. P. Arrick, Farm- 
land, Ind. 

Secretary, Rev. A. M. Addington, Winches- 
ter, Ind. 

Treasurer, S.'T. Overleese, Milroy, Ind. 

Ministers, Veteran Members. — Thomas Ad- 
dington, Levi Capron, John A. Coons, O. S. 
Green, M. M. Gwinn. A. W. Hunt, L. W. John- 
son, TV. F. Mullen, W. D. Ross, S. S. Simonton. 
"Uniliam Spade, William Terrell, John A. 

Veteran liicentiate Member — Isaac Ruth. 

Active Ordained Roll — A. M. Addington, R. 
P. Arrick, W. E. Baker, S. L. Beougher, C. F. 
Byrkett, G. B. Cain, F. F. Canada, J. R. 
Cortner, J. H. Cross, Isaac H. Gray, B. F. 
Hartley, Arthur House, DeK. Judy, TifHn Ju- 
lian, G. W. Johnson, Zelma Johnson, Frankie 
Keys, H. L. Lott, Arthur Love, Dwight R. 
Lusk, "W. E. Michaels, Ida Morris, J. T. New- 
house, G. H. Oderkirk, Emma Reedy, Charles 
Roush. Curtis B. Small, T. A. Spitzer, Han- 
nah "W. Stanley, Albert Smith, W. Max 
Shafer, Fred Stovenour. N. H. Thornburg, 
Earnest Treber, Isaac N. Ullery, John A. 

licentiate Roll — Anna Coats, Jesse E. 

tluarterly Conference Members — W. Rollo 
Bpehringer, Laura Clevenger, Arlie Cortner, 
John Johnson, C. B. Lusk, Harry Paris, Ear- 
nest Pursley, Warren TT-^all, Reuben Oren. 

Ordianed, 49; licentiates, 3; Quartely Con- 
ference, 9. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

.41l»any — G. T\^ Johnson; $2,400; 103; J. "U^ St. 

Clair, Albanv, Ind. 
Antioch — R. P. Arrick; ; 67; M. M. Hola- 

day, Losantville. 
Anderson — Laura Clevenger; $1,500; 61; John 

P. Moore, Anderson, Ind. 

Blouutsville — ; $2,000; 17; J. S. Barr, 

Blountsville, Ind. 
Boston — Frankie Keys; $1,000; 35; Mrs. Mary 

C. Druly, Boston, Ind. 
BrLstol — C. C. Tarr; $1,000; 60; William H. 

Ringo, Middletown, Ind. 
Brock — I. N. trUery; $1,000; 56; Florence 

Needs, Rossburg, Ohio. 
Bueua Vista — N. H. Thornburg; $2,500; 45; 

F. M. Pegg, Farmland, Ind. 
Beamsv.ille — Rev. Ryan; $3,000; 191; E. H. 

Miller, Versailles, Ohio. 
Beaver Chapel— ; $1,500; 34; P. W. Fin- 
ley, Celina, Ohio, R. R. 2. 
Bethel — No pastor reported; $450; 33; Mrs. 

Mattie McAfee, Coldwater, Ohio. 
Chester Center — Herbert Ross; $1,500; 59; Ar- 

ley J. Thomas. 
Christian Chapel — Reuben Oren; $1,500; 68; 

Elizabeth Gibson, Muncie, Ind., R. R. 7. 
Chesterfield — No pasto; reported; $1,000; 67; 

Maud Remington, Chesterfield, Ind. 
Carlos City — No report; Wayne Wliiteliead, 

Carlos City, Ind. 
Christian Union — J. C. Orebaugh; • ; — ; 

Mary J. Frank, Bryant, Ind. 
Clear Creek — Zelma Johnson; 

Bessie Grow^ Winchester, Ind. 
Coleto^vn — H. L. Lott; $2,000; 

Shade, Greenville, Ohio, R. R. 8. 
Como — No pastor reported; $350; ; Rob- 
ert Stephens, Redkey, Ind. 
Corinth — No pastor reported: $500; ; 

Thomas Kitsmiller, Muncie, Ind., R. R. 1. 
Dawn — J. A. Watson; $2,000; 60; Lewis Leis, 

Dawn, Ohio. 
Eden — R. H. Gott; $10,000; 

Leffler, Shideler, Ind. 
Fa»r»-lew — H. L. Lott; $1,000 

terbaugh; Greenville, Ohio, R. R. 8. 
Fall Creek — C. C. Tarr; $5,000; 63; M. J. Pick- 
ering, Middletown, Ind. 
Farmland — A. M. Addington; $4,000; 158; 

Bales, Farmland, Ind. 
FelloTiship — D. R. Lusk; $1,200; 65; 

Ashcraft, Portland, Ind., R. R. 11. 
Fort Recovery — D. R. Lusk; $1,000; 137 

J. Rapp, Fort Recovery, Ohio 
Gaston — C. B. Chalfant; 

Boyle, Gaston. Ind. 
Good Hope — Sarah Barr: 

Pogue, Union City, Ind. 
Granville — ; ; — 

Albanv, Ind. 
Hag-er-stown — Arthur Love; $10,000; 

Mahlon I... Gebhart, Hagerstown, Ind. 
Hannas Creek — Fred Stovenour; $6,000; 76; 

Homer LaFuze, Liberty, Ind. 
Harrisville — ; $3,000; 33; Anna Coats, 

Harrisville, Ind. 
Hollandshurg- — C. TV. Hoeffer; $2,500; 230; N. 

T. Ireland. Hollandshurg", Ind. 
Jetferson — I. N. Ullery; $1,500; 167; David 

Mvers, Upland. Ind. 
.Tireh — Warren Wall; $800; 60; Otto Hola- 

day, Gaston, Ind., R. R. 1. 
Lake Branch — No report; $500; ; Amos 

Pugh, LTpland, Ind. 
Luear Creek — Earnest Treber; $200; ; A. 

J. Fregson. Marion, Ind. 
Millville — S. W^. Bennett: $1,000; 46; Mrs. 

Frank T\'orl, New Castle, Ind., R. R. 3. 
Mis.sissina\va — Earnest Pursley; $800; 64; Ju- 
lia M. Duke, Farmland, Ind. 
Mooreland — N. H. Thornburg; $3,025; 413; 

Melvin Wood, Mooreland, Ind. 
Montpelier — R. P. Arrick; $4,000; : Wil- 
liam W. Adams, Montpelier, Ind. 

$2,500; 136; 
135; A. P. 

376; Mattie E. 
; 49; Kitt. Put- 

; Elma 

$400; 62; 

$600; 14; John C. 
R. R. 36. 

Andrew Clark, 




Mt. Gilead — No report; $S00; ; Oscar Imes. 

Redkey, Ind. 
31t. Pleasant — No report; $500; ; Gary 

Cummins, Yorktown, Ind. 
Mt. Zion — R. P. Arrick; $450; 54; F. M. 

Thornburg, Parker, Ind. 
Muneie, First Christian — W. E. Stockley; 

$15,000; 101; S. A. Richison, Muneie, Ind., 

701 E. Wysor St. 
3Iunoie, Second Christian — W. F. Mullen; 

$2,000; 50; Harry Thomas, 1010 W. 12th St., 

Muneie, Ind. 
New Liberty — Zelma Johnson; $1,200; 45; A. 

O. Cranor, Lynn, Ind., R. R. 31. 
Noble — D. R. Lusk; $1,500; 69; Mrs. Lizzie 

Money, Portland. Ind, R. R. 6. 
North Star — 'W. Rollo Boehringer; $2,500; 55; 

L. M. Carter, North Star, Ohio. 
North AVhite River — Wm. Milburn; $1,200; 

45; Mary J. Shaver, Winchester, Ind. 
Nottingham — No report; $500; ; Mary C. 

Clevenger, Montpelier, Ind., R. R. 11. 
New Pittsburg — ; $1,300; 24; Norman 

McFarlan, Union City, Ind., R. R. 36. 
Og'den — No report; $1,500; 18; Mary J. Saints, 

Ogden, Ind. 
Olive Branch — H. L. Lott; $1,000; 124; W. C. 

Bosworth, Farmland, Ind. 
Osgood — No report; ; $2,000; 54; Goldie 

Mae Miller, Osgood, Ohio. 
Philadelphia — Warren Wall; $1,000; 59; Lon. 

Brooks, Selma, Ind. 
Pleasant Grove — N. H. Thornburg; $50; 34; 

Joseph A. Wood, Farmland, Ind. 
Pleasant Hill — J. A. Watson; $2,000; 68; A. S. 

Lindlev, Union City, Ind., R. R. 35. 
Pleasant Ridge — No report; $1,000; 62; H. M. 

Stump, Union Citv, Ind., R. R. 41. 
Pleasant Vale — C. B. Small; $1,200; 87; Ed- 
ward Dull, Ridgeville, Ind. 
Pleasant Valley — Warren Wall; $1,500; 18; A. 

M. Sanderson, Hartford Citv, Ind. 
Portland — ; $10,000; 75; Ella Walters, 

Portland, Ind. 
Prairie Grove — J. F. Morris; ; 45; W. R. 

Councell, Gaston, Ind., R. R. 2. 
Salamonia — G. B. Cain; $1,500; 118; Albert F. 

Smith, Portland, Ind., R. R. 10. 
Sardinia — Arlie Cortner; $800; 73; E'stella 

Kessler, Portland, Ind., R. R. 11. 
Shiloh — Earnest Parsley; $4 00; 24; Mrs. T. L. 

Painter, Farmland, Ind., R. R. 16. 
Silver Creek — Warren Wall; $1,000; 50; Mrs. 

Julia Little, Liberty, Ind. 
Stelvideo — No report; $1,000; 52; Lawrence 

Marker, Stelvideo, Ohio. 
Straughn — C. W. Hoeffer; $2,000; ; Mary 

Waddell, Straughn, Ind. 
Sugar Creek — Reuben Oren; $500; 58; Miss 

Elsie Thompson, Winchester, Ind. 
Sulphur Si.ring.s— C. C. Tarr; $1,000; 146, 

Eliza McShurley, Sulphur Springs, Ind. 
Sugar Grove — No report; $1,000; ; Evert 

Landis, Rossburg, Ohio. 
Teegarden — C. C. Ryan; $1,500; 160; A. R. 

Huddle. Ansonia, Ohio. 
Union Chapel, Jay Co., Ind. — J. F. Morris; 

$1,500; 12; Rachel B. Kimble, Balbec, Ind. 
Union Cliapcl, Rand. Co., Ind. — Earnest Purs- 
lev: $1,400; 57; Mrs. C. O. Thornburg, Selma, 

Ind., R. R. 2. 
AVabash — Charles Roush; $1,800; 33; Susan 

Fennig, Celina, Ohio. R. R. 2. 
AVabash Valley — W. Rollo Boehringer; $400; 

65; Mrs. Leona Boehringer, North Star, O. 
NValniit Grove — ^^. Rollo Boehringer; $300; 

49; R. A. Burns, Versailles, Ohio. 
W^hite Union ; $1,200; 96; O. A. Flem- 

ming, Middletown, Ind., R. R. 4. 

AVhite Chapel — Fred Stovenour; $1,200; 131; 

Clav F. Sloniker, Parker. Ind. 
AVhite River — Gurnsey Stephens; $1,000; 122; 

P>. E. Harbour, Farmland, Ind. 
Winchester — DeK. Judy; $5,000; 140; William 

H. Bales, Winchester, Ind. 
Windsor — Arlie Cortner; $200; 98; C. A. 

Fletcher, Parker, Ind. 
Woodington — Arthur E. House; $3,000; 90; 

Mrs. Jennie Galbreath, Woodington, Ohio. 

Churches, 85; valuation, $175,000; member- 
ship, 6.000; Sunday-schools, 82; number C. E. 
Societies not known to Secretary. 


(Reported by Secretary Walter.) 

Ne.vt Session — Indianapolis, Indiana. 

Presl<lent, Rev. D. O. Coy, Lebanon, Ind. 

Vice-President, Rev. E. Aynes, Blooming- 
ton, Indiana 

Secretary, Earnest AValter, Pittsboro, Ind. 

Treasurer, J. B. Henderson, Medonia, Ind. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools, 
Mable Borden, Acton, Ind.; Y. P. S. C. E., Mrs. 

Liberty, Indiana 

Cora Pruit, Indianapolis. Ind.; Missions, Ad- 
die Adams, Franklin, Ind.; Education, Rev. 
J. C. Orebaugh, Middletown. Ind.; Publica- 
tions, Rev. E. Aynes, Blooming'ton, Jnd. ; 
Moral Reform, Rev. C. R. Williamson, Colum- 
bus, Ind.; Churches, Wm. McClain, Franklin, 
Ind. • 

Ministers — B. Aynes, C. O. Brown, D. O. 
Coy, J. C. Orebaugh, E. K. Pond, C. R. Wil- 



Liieentiate — Isaac Fish. 

Ordained, 6; licentiate, 1. 
Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 
Clifford— Frank Powers; $1,000; 62; Blossom 

Rouse, Clifford, Ind. 
Indianapolis (Columbia Ave.) — No pastor; 

$6,000; 87; J. C. Hunt, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Liberty— E. K. Pond; $800; 106; W. J. George, 

Norman Station, Ind. 
Mt. Olivet — J. C. Orebaugh; $800; 72; Mrs. 

Laura Hendrix. Gasport, Ind. 
Mt. Zion — C. R. Williamson; $600; 50; J. Tip- 
ton, Pike's Peak, Ind. 
?few Bethel — W. P. Newhouse; $1,000; 156; C. 

Wiry. Taylorsville, Ind., R. R. 
Old Union — W. H. Martin; $3,000; 115; Elzora 

Cunningliam, Edinburg-, Ind., R. R. 
Pleasant Rid^e — J. C. Orebaugh; $1,000; 1.35; 

Mrs. Cora Osburn, Mooney, Ind. 
Pleasant Valley — J. C. Orebaugli; $800; 73; 

Frank Stevens, Greenwood, Ind. 
Rainstoii-n — W. P. Kibbey; $1,000; 49; Omer 

Leak, Lizton, Ind. 
Taylorsville — C. R. Williamson; $800; 25; Wil- 
liam Hendrixson, Taylorsville, Ind. 
Youngs Creek — J. C. Orebaugh; $1,800; 118; 

Mrs. Marcia Prichard. Franklin, Ind. 

Churches, 12; valuation, $16,000; member- 
ship, 1,048; Sunday-schools, 11. 


(Reported by Secretary Mounsey.) 

President, Rev. J. W. Dipboye, Elwood, Ind. 

Vice-President, J. H. Garretson, Elwood, 

Secretary, Rev. Bruce Mounsey, Alexandria, 

Treasurer, John T. West, Sharpsville, Ind. 

Next Session will be held with the South 
Liberty church, in Wells County, Indiana. 

Ministers — Christopher Brown, Eli Burkett, 
J. L. Clark, Delbert A. Cook. J. "W. Dipboye, 
James H. Davis, E. A. DeVore, S. D. Pite, 
Henry Flora, J. H. Garretson, Albert Godley, 
L. W. Hercules, Lewis Himes, A. P. Hinkle, 
A. S. Jones, John Laymon, D. C. Linville, J. 
E. McCorkhill, J. F. Morris, Mrs. Tillie Mor- 
ris, Bruce Mounsev, Wni. P. Newhouse, J. W. 
Page. F. M. Patrick, M. H. Roberts, John N. 
Ross, Geo. B. Smith, M. L. Teters, L. Webb, 
M. M. Wiles, Wm. Wilkens, Bmeline Wisehart. 

Licentiates — J. "W. Curtis, Wm. Cunning- 
ham, Miss Lola Davis, D. S. Hensley, W. H. 
McWhirt, John ^V. Myers. 

Ordained, 32; licentiates, 6. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Alexandria — J. W. Page; $300; 22; C. H. Bot- 

kin. Alexandria. Ind. 
Bethel, Clinton Co. : $800; 137; J. E. Mc- 

Korkhill, Fairmount, Ind. 
Bethel. Delaware Co.— — — ; $500: 31; Samuel 

Smith, Muncip, Ind., R. R. 12. 
Center — Robert Harris; $6,000; 85; Mrs. E. 

Ellabarger, Center. Ind. 
Clarktown — A. S. Jones; $1,000; 55; J. F. Cun- 

ningliam, Summitville, Ind. 
Dundee — Isaac Cox; $700; 55; Edna Wright, 

Elwood, Ind., R. R. 29. 
Elm Grove — A. S. Jones; $800; 23; Clarson 

Chambers, Anderson, Ind. 
Farville — B. F. Puchett; $800; 83; Mrs. Mary 

Furguson, Marion, Ind., R. R. 7. 
Indianapolis — E. A. DeVore; $5,500; 74; Mrs. 

Mattie Elmore, 1910 Columbia Ave., Indian- 
apolis, Ind. 

Ironvt-ood — Christopher Brown; $1,000; 65; 

Emery Simmonds, Anderson, Ind., R. R. 5. 
Kings Chapel — D. A. Cook; $1,000; 150; Mrs. 

Emma Hiatt, Yorktown, Ind., R. R. 1. 
Landerville — J. H. Garretson; $1,000; 106; J. 

M. Huff, Landis, Ind. 
Linwood — -J. H. Garretson; $800; 58; May 

Penstone, Alexandria, Ind., R. R. 20. 
Marion, 32d St. — John Ross; $1,200; 107; Sarah 

E. Starbuck, Marion, Ind., 1115 S. Branson 

North Marion — J. "W. Curtis; $400; 11; G. C. 

Mt. Zion — J. W. Dipboye; $800; 51; M. L. 

Clvmer, Bennett's Switch, Ind. 
Muncie, 15th St — John Ross; $1,600; 208; Mrs. 

M. E. Gibson, Muncie, Ind. 
Ne^v Hope, Tipton Co. — Wm. P. Newhouse; 

$1,000; 90; Miss Bonnie Bishop, Atlanta, Ind. 
New Hope. AVells Co. — J. F. Morris; $800; 65; 

Miss Ella Thomas, Poneto, Ind., R. R. 1. 
New Zion— J. W. Page; $1,500; 111; U. G. 

Garrett, Kokomo, Ind , R. R. 1. 
Olive Chapel — No pastor reported; $800; 45; 

Nanna McKeey, Anderson, Ind., R. R. 
Pikes Peak — A. N. Morris; $800; 104; J. H. 

Miller, Yorktown, Ind. 
Pleasant Valley — A. P. Hinkle; $600; 33; 

Louann Adams, Middletovsrn, Ind., R. R. 3. 
Sand Bank — 'Wm. Heflin; $900; 75; J. W. Mil- 
ler, Tipton, Ind., R. R. 5. 
South Liberty — J. E. McKorkhill; $1,200; 138; 

Jolm H. Osborn, Liberty Center, Ind. 
Sugar Creek — M. M. Wiles; $800; 119; L. A. 

King, Kirklin, Ind. 
Tetersburg — Henry Cross; $1,500; 74; E. V. 

Teter, Goldsmith, Ind. 
Union A'alley — A. S. Jones; $600; 89; C. T. 

Mock, Elwood, Ind. 
Whetstone ; $800; 43; Wm. Hull, Ander- 
son, Ind. 

Churches, 29; valuation, $33,800; member- 
ship, 2.307. 


(Reported by Secretary Thomas.) 

Next Ses.sion to be held with the Burrows 
church, ten miles west of Logansport, begin- 
ning on Wednesday after the first Sunday in 
August, 1911, at 2 p. m. 

Ministers— Joseph Dunfee, William Feece, 
Samuel Ford, Ernest Gilbert, Wm. Heflin, 
Taylor Jackman, J. R. Kobb, Nomen McClain, 
C. E. McCoy, S. McNeely, D. E. Morgan, Wm. 
Reed, "W^m. Rhinehart, J. C. Rupe, A. M. 

Licentiates — ^U. S. Johnson, Roscoe Mason, 
Abe Miller, H. Walker, Robert Wealrley. 

Ordained, 15; licentiates, 5. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — A. M. Thomas; $1,200; 60; Earl 

Knote, Swayzee, Ind. 
Argo.s — A. Adriance; $12,500; 139; Elda Sissell, 

Argos. Ind. . , 

Bloomingsburg — Wm. Heflin; $2,000; 214; C. 

T. Jones, Rochester, Ind. 
Buffalo — ; $1,500; 119; A. J. Coonrod, 

Buffalo, Ind. 
Burrows — S. McNeely; $4,000; 76; J. W. Smith, 

Burrows, Ind. 
County Line^ ; $1,200; 20; Ben Overmyer, 

DeI.iOng, Ind. 
Crooked Creek — S. McNeely; $1,500; 70; J. W. 

Gray, Royal Center, Ind. 



Deer Creek — J. W. Dipboye; $2,000; 75; J. H. 

Walker, Galveston, Ind. 
Eel River— C. E. McCoy; $2,000; 46; E. G. Gal- 

lahan, Mexico, Ind. 
Greentown ; $5,000; 107; Wm. Duncan, 

Greentown, Ind. 
Hickory Grove — Wm. Jay; $1,200; 14.3; Mrs. 'F. 

G. Simons, Delphi, Ind. 
Indian Creek — ; $600; 35; Samuel Koch- 

ner. Star City, Ind. 
Keepsfreek — M. M. Wiles; $700; 23; John 

Hines, Log-ansport, Ind. 
Kokomo — J. H. Davis; $4,000; 123; A. L. Vick- 

ery, Kokomo, Ind. 
Mt. Zion — J. H. Walker; $1,000; 26; Mrs. Mat- 
tie Minnick, Logansport, Ind. 
New Bethel ; $1,000; 58; Minnie Thomp- 
son, Francisville, Ind. 
New Waverly — C. E. McCoy; $2,500; 68; Mrs. 

F. Elliott, Peru. Ind., R. R. 6. 
Oak Grove ; $1,200; 37; A. B. Taylor, 

Winamac. Ind. 
Oakland — Wm. Heflin; $1,500; 55; Solomon 

Beig-hler, Russiaville, Ind. 

Ora ; $300; 30; Jesse Bennett, Ora, Ind. 

Pipe Creek — C. DeRemer; $2,500; 149; Oscar 

Wilson, New Waverly. Ind. 
Rock Creek Valley— C. E. McCoy; $2,500; 78; 

W. L. Small, Logansport, Ind. 
Riverside — No report at last conference. 
8hiloh — M. M. Wiles; $1,500; 60; Etta Bussard, 

Logansport. Ind. 
Thomas Chapel ; $1,200; 51; Lloyd Lar- 

imare, Rossville, Ind. 
Tiosa — A. M. Thomas; $1,000; 46; Ezra Leedy, 

Tiosa, Ind. 
Tippecanoe ; $800; 54; Catharine Rush, 

Winamac, Ind. 
Twelve >iile — A. M. Thomas; $1,500; 84; Isaac 

Ault, Denver, Ind., R. R. 23. 
West Sonora — ^Wm. Heflin; $2,000; 49; J. W. 

Brown, Camden, Ind., R. R. 2. 
Yonns America — J. T. Agema; $2,000; 102; 

Miss Lura Beck, Young America, Ind. 

Churches, 30: valuation, $50,900; member- 
ship, 2,499; Sunday-schools, 28; C. E. Socie- 
ties, 5. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Miss Florence An- 
drews, Warren, Ind. 

Sunday-school Association 

Pi-esident, Jerome Minniear, Huntington, 
Ind., R. R. 5. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Lizzie Grafton, Pierce- 
ton, Ind. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — Lloyd Smeltzer; $800; 60; Orval B. 
Smith, North Manchester, Ind. 

Blulfton — Jonathan Dipboye; $2,800; 43; Hen- 
ry Johnson, Bluffton, Ind. 

Pastor Huntington, Ind., Church 


(Reported by Secretary Barnes.) 

Next Session — North Manchester, Ind., in 
August, 1911. 

President, Judge O. W. Whitelock, Hunting- 
ton, Ind. 

Secretarv, J. F. Barnes, Huntington, Ind. 

Ministers — Jacob J. Beisiegel, Hiley Baker. 
D. S. Boswell, Warren H. Denison, Jonathan 
Dipboye, Samuel Frantz, O. A. Harris, David 
Hidv, W. P. Minton. J. J. Markley, Edward 
McClellan. D. A. McGinnis, J. M. Miller, R. W. 
Page, William Perdue, Mary G. Rheubottom, 
Eliza Robison, W. D. Samuel, E. T. Spohn, 
Fred G. Strickland, C. C. Tarr, J. A. Wood, 
J. Weslev Yantis. 

I^icentiates — George W. Gloyd, J. L. Smelt- 

Ordained, 27; licentiates, 2. 

AVoman's Home and Foreign Mission Board 
President, Mrs. Abbie B. Denison, Hunting- 
ton, Ind. ^^ ^ , 
Secretary, Mrs. Ella Bowman, Warren, Ind. 

Christian Endeavor Union 

President, Mrs. O. B. McConnell, Sidney, 

Belleville — U. S. Johnson; $1,200; 45; Eli Kel- 
ler, Warreii, Ind. 
Buenavista — Jonathan Dipboye; $500; 55; 

James Kiser, Geneva, Ind. 
Broadway — W. E. Baker; $2,000; 93; Cecelia 

Gerkin, Cromwell, Ind. 
Collamer — A. P. Bagby; $1,200; 58; Nettie Goff, 

Collamer, Ind. 
Clear Creek — J. M. Brown; $1,200; 39; Errett 

Bone, Huntington, Ind. 
Duufee — G. R. Mell; $1,500;' S5; F. W. Clark, 

Columbia Citv, Ind. 
Eel River — A. P. Bagby; $1,500; 100; Lizzie 

Grafton, Pierceton, Ind. 

Elkhart — W. P. Minton; $4,000; ; . 

Goshen — W. P. Minton; $4,000; 84; Henry 

. Jackson, Goshen, Ind. 

Huntington — W. H. Denison; $18,000; 398; 

H. F. Halsey, Huntington, Ind. 
Leesburg — Mary G. Rheubottom; $2,000; 24; 

Mav Piatt, Leesburg. Ind. 
Liberty XTnion — Jas. Dipboye; $1,500; 44; Ed- 
ward W^are, Liberty Center. Ind. 
Majenica — 'W. D. Samuel; $6,000; 154; Geo. W. 

Gill, Majenica, Ind. 
Marion — No report. 
Merriam — O. A. Harris; $4,500; 152; Mina 

Young, Albion, Ind. 
Millersburg — Nomen McClain; $2,000; 61; J. L. 

Juday, Millersburg, Ind. 



mill^vood — Hiley Baker; $1,200; 80; Wm. J. 
Miller, Napanee, Ind. 

Murray — J. M. Brown; $1,000; 30; Leona Rav- 
er, Bluffiton, Ind. 

North SJanchester — J. W. Yantls; $3,500; 136; 
Earl Bucher, North Manchester, Ind. 

North Wehster — David Hidy; $1,500; 40; C. T. 
Mock, Leesburg', Ind. 

Paw Paw — Samuel Frantz; $1,000; 143; Alice 
Derr. Wabash, Ind. 

Plea»4aut Grove — Hiley Baker; $2,500; 48; C. A. 
McCutchen, North Manchester, Ind. 

Pa.stor at ^Vakaru^4a, Iniliaua 


Pleasaut Hill — Bruce Mounsey; $2,500; 

Mrs. Alta Peffer, Albion, Ind. 
Pliiiii Tree — Roy Lucas; $l,(j(i0: 65; Mollie 

Smith, Warren, Ind. 
SalaiHoiiia — J. M. Miller; $1,500; 31; Sarah 

Stittsworth, Andrews, Ind. 
Servia — Samuel Frantz; $2,000; 75; John He- 

vil, Servia, Ind. 
Sidney — A. P. Bagby; $1,500; 55; Mrs. C. B, 

McConnell, Sidnev, Ind. 
Six Mile — G. B. Garner; $9,000; 113; R. D. 

Chalfant, Bluffton, Ind. 
Sparta — Bruce Mounsey; $4,500; 197; Mrs. J. E. 

Crothers. Lig'onier, Ind. 
Spring' Hill — Nomen McClain; $800; 64; Ettie 

Ott, Ligonier. Ind. 
Strln^oTi-n — W. E. Baker; $3,000; 36; Lillian 

Kilg'ore, Kinimel, Ind. — ; $1,100; 61; Nathan Discus, 

Swayzee. Ind. 
Thorn Creek ; $1,000; 55; Aaron Apple- 
ton, Columbia City, Ind. 
rnion — A. P. Bagby: $1,600; 71; Chester L. 

Coen, South Whitley, Ind. 
W'aUarusa — S. L. Beougher; $10,000; 294; Jas. 

B. Fisher, Wakarusa, Ind. 
AVarren — C. B. Kershner; $18,000; 389; G. M. 

Gephart, Warren, Ind. 

AVaterford— Mrs. M. G. Rheubottom; $875; 32; 

Eliza Benner, New Paris, Ind. 

Churches, 39; valuation, $115,725; member- 
ship, 3,547; Sunday-schools, 36; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 15. 


(Reported by Secretary Gott) 

Next Se.ssion — Prairie Chapel, Hillsboro, 
Fountain County, Ind., Tuesday, 7: 30 p. m., 
after last Sunday in August, 1911. 

President, Rev. C. B. Kershner, Warren. 

Vice-President, Rev. W. P. Kibbey, Ad- 

Secretary, Rev. R. H. Gott, Kokomo. Secretary, Rev. J. S. Boord, Veed- 

Treasurer. Mr. E. M. Henderson, Lebanon. 

Department Secretaries — Education, Rev. J. 
S. Boord, Veedersburg; Publishing, Rev. A. 
W. Cash, Sheridan; Christian Endeavor, Rev. 
H. L. Bailey, Mellott; Missions, Mrs. Retha 
Henderson, Lebanon; Sunday-schools, Miss 
Minnie Beeman, Lebanon. 

Executive Board — Rev. C. B. Kershner, 
President; Rev. R. H. Gott, Secretary; Rev. H. 
L. Bailey. Rev. A. W. Cash, Rev. A. J. Akers. 

Trustee, Three Years — Ora G. Kirkpatrlck. 

Woman's Home anil Foreign Mission Board 

President. Mrs. Ollie Carpenter, Mellott. 

Vice-Presiilent, Mrs. Carrie Bailey, Mellott. 

Recording Secretary, Mrs. Retha Henderson, 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Ida Shaver, 

Treasurer, Mrs. Clellie M. Loback, Darling- 

Superannuate Board 

President. Rev. A. J. Akers, Farmersburg. 
Secretary, Mr. John C. Huffman, Brazil. 
Treasurer, Mr. E. M. Henderson. Lebanon. 

I.rOcal Mi.ssion Board 

President, Mr. Ed. M. Henderson, Lebanon. 

Secretary, Mrs. Ida M. Shaver, Darlington. 

Treasurer, Mr. T. M. Meeker, Attica. 

Examining Foard — Revs. H. L. Bailey, Rob- 
ert Harris, A. J. Ak'^i'S. 

Nominations Trustee V. C. College — G. W. 
Buff. C. B. Kershner, A. J. Akers. 

Ministers — J. T. Agema, A. J. Akers, H. L. 
Bailey, L. W. Bannon, J. S. Boord, J. M. 
Brown. A. W. Cash. F. M. Click, Henry 
Crampton, J. W. Dudley, Mrs. Susie V. Fry, 
T C. Gillespie. R. H. Gott, G. R. Hammond, 
Ph. D., Robert Harris, A. R. Heath, C. B. 
Kershner, W. P. Kibby, Roy Lucas, J. H. 
Martin, Miss T. C. Penrod, Charles Rinehart, 
W. H. Rupert, E. D. Simmons, A. D. Wood- 
worth (Missionary), G. Woody. 

Licentiates — J. F. Greg-ory, Mrs. B. O. Hays, 
Mrs. W. J. Lake, Oscar V. Rector, W. W". Rob- 
erts. G. ^^. Vancleve. 

Ordained, 26; licentiates, 6. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk 

Antioch — Charles E. Rinehart; Mrs, Bert 

Kern, R. R. 4, Frankfort. 
Bee Ridge — J. L. Manley; L. F. Downing, R. 

F. D. 7, Brazil, Ind. 
Rig Spring- 



Brown's AVonder — Henry Crampton; E. M. 
Henderson, Lebanon. 

Center — Roy Lucas; Mrs. Maggie Merritt, 

Center Grove — D. O. Coy; Catherine Young, 

CbrLstian Chapel — A. W. Cash; H. O. King, 

Christian Liberty — Frank Powers; B; O. King, 

Croys Creek -; . 

Dnrliug'ton — J. T. Agema; Lulu Chambers, 

Elm Grove — Charles E. Rinehart; Janette An- 
derson, Manson. 

Fairview — R. W. Page; Minnie Beeman, 

Fountain — John S. Boord; F. P. Beymer, Cov- 

Freedom — J. J. Patterson; E. M. Philpot, 

Friend.ship — Robert Harris; Rachel Perrel, 

Garfield — D. O. Coy; Anna Huffman, Darling- 

King-man — • ; . 

Lebanon — Henry Crampton; O. O. Perkins, 

Liberty — Wm. W. Roberts; Wm. C. Walker, 
R. F. D. 4, Wingate. 

Linnsburg; — Wm. Roberts; Ditha Myers, Lins- 

Linden — Henry Russel Jay; S. P. Newkirk, 

Mellott — H. L. Bailey; Alice Rice, Mellott. 

Merom — S. D. Bennett; Rev. Gilbert R. Ham- 
mond, Merom. Ind. 

Mill Creek— ; . 

Mt. Olive ; . 

New Salem — D. O. Coy; L. J. Beck, Lebanon, 
R. R. 10. 

Old Union — Robert Harris; Mrs. Viola Akers, 
Lebanon, Ind. 

Osborn Prairie — W. H. Martin; Huldah Lease, 

Otter Creek — A. J. Akers; Earl Shores, Bur- 

Pleasant Hill — W. H. Martin; J. D. Thomas, 

Pleasant View — D. O. Coy; Alice Bratton, Ad- 
vance, R. F. D. 20. 

Prairie Chapel — A. W. Cash; Mel. Lowe, Hills- 

Prairieville — Ernest Gilbert; Ella Carter, 

Rosston — W. W. Roberts; Ellen Taylor, 

Scotland — R. W. Page; Effle DuVall, Lebanon. 

Shiloh— W. P. Kibbey; Mrs. Emma McClaine, 
Advance. , 

Staunton — No pastor at present; Mrs. Delia 
Denahev, Staunton. 

Sterling^ — ^Catherine Miller; B. T. Crane, Veed- 



Rev, S. L. Beoug-lier, Pastor 


Inion C'eiiu'tery — H. L. Bailey; F. Z. Helms, 

Yeddo — No pastoi' for three years; Zura Sum- 
mers, Yeddo. 

Zlon-^J. L. Manley; Wm. Collins, Cory, Ind. 

:>lt. Zion ; . 

Union Chapel — ; Myrtle Chppell, Cunot, 

Churches, 38. 


(Reported by Secretary Emerson.) 

Next Session — New Liberty Church, Gibson 
County, Ind., Thursday before second Sunday 
in September, 1911. 

Presirteu<, Clarence Defur, Sumner, 111. 

Viee-President, John Boren, Cj'nthiana, Ind. 

Secretary and Treasurer, J. P. Emerson, 
Cynthiana, Ind. 

Department .Secretaries — Christian Endeav- 
or, Mrs. Cora Defur, Merom, Ind.; W. H. and 
F. M. B., Mrs. Mary Epperson, Haubstadt, 
Ind.; Local Mission Board, Mrs. Virginia Em- 
erson, Cynthiana, Ind. 

Mlnister.s — Clarence Defur, W. A. Freeman, 
Dr. O. B. Whitaker, J. D. Wig-gins. 

Licentiates, D. A. Franklin, P. T. Wilson. 

Ordained, 4; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, A'alue, Meiiihers, Clerk. 

Bethsaiila — Thos. Wade; $S00; G.'"!; J. M. Nor- 

ris, New Harmony, Ind. 
Burnt Prairie — No pastor at last report; $600; 

i'i; Gertie Brown, Enfleld, 111. 
Cynthiana — J, J. Douglass; $1.5,000; 127; Cora 

Lowe, Cynthiana, Ind. 
Haubstadt — J. J. Douglass; $2,000; .'i2; John 

Maugrum, Ft. Brancli. Ind. 
New Lilierty — J. J. Douglass; $2, .500; IK',; J. 

P. Emerson, Cynthiana, Ind. 
Riverton— No pastor and no report; $2,000; 

Union — W. S. Alexander; $3,000; 50; S. M. An- 

gell, E'vansville, Ind. 

Churches, 7; valuation, $25,900; member- 
ship. 470; Sunday-schools. 6; Endeavor Soci- 
eties, 1. 


(Reported by Secretary W. O. Hornbaker.") 

President, Rev. Clarence Defur, Sumner, III. 

Vice-Presidents, Presidents of district con- 

Secretary, Rev. W. O. Hornbaker, Urbana, 

Treasurer, Rev. A. H<. Bennett, Louisville, 

Tru.stees, B. F. Swartz, Urbana, 1913; J. A. 
Wilson, Newton, 111., 1911; Rev. A. H. Bennett, 
Louisville, 111., 1912. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, H. G. 
Rowe, Danville, 111.; Education, E. D. Ham- 
mond, Olney, 111.; Sunday-schools, I. M. Hoel, 
Tuscola, 111.; Publications, Robinson Ashby, 
Lewiston, 111.; Christian Endeavor, C. O. 
Brown, Milmine, 111.; Program Committee for 
1911. Rev. Clarence Defur, Rev. W. O. Horn- 
baker, Rev. A. H, Bennett. 

The Evangelistic Association has accom- 
plished a great deal for the Christian Church 
in Illinois in the last two years and is plan- 
ing for aggressive work for 1911. 

President, W. O. Hornbaker, LTrbana, 111. 

Vice-President, S. Price, Arthur, 111. 
Secretary, C. B. Hershey, LTrbana, 111. 
Treasurer, A. H. Bennett, Louisville, 111. 
Executive Committee — J. B. Littell. A. O. 
Jacobs, J. A. Barekman, J. W. Baughman. 


(Reported by Secretary Hershey.) 

President, J. J. Douglass, Cynthiana, Ind. 

Vice-President, J. B. Littell, Fairfield, 111. 

Secretary, C. B. Hershey, 212 W. Wash. St., 
Urbana, Illinois. 

Treasurer, J. M. Plunkett, Palestine, 111. 

Department Secretaries — Publication, J. M. 
Bradbury; Sunday-schools, A. O. Jacobs; 
Christian Endeavor, C. C. Sears; Education, 
E. D. Hammond; Missions, Mollie Culver; Re- 
lief, T. Wade. 

Trustees — W. A. Wood, A. O. Jacobs, J. M. 

Official Board — The officers of the confer- 

>Iinisters — J. M. Bradbury, E. J. Brown, 
Wm. Campbell, J. M. Carmean, G. W. Clavton, 
J. J. Douglass, D. H. Hatfield, M. V. Hatha- 
way, E. D. Hammond. C. B. Hershey, S. J. 
Hughes, A. O. Jacobs. W. Kitchen, F. E. 
Lewis, J. B. Littell, C. N. Mahan, Geo. Mc- 
Kinney, W. T. Paul, J. M. Plunkett, S. Price. 
C. C. Sears, J. A. Tracy, T. Wade, J. L. Wright. 

Licentiates — Clarence Bennett, Simon Ben- 
nett, Byron Higgins, W. E. Smith. 

Ordained, 24; licentiates, 4. 

Clturch, I'astor, Value, ;>Ieinhers, Clerk. 

Autioch — C. Defur; $r,00; 8,'^; Susie Mowrer, 

Berlin ; ; ; . 

Bethany — T. Wade: $1,200; 125; A, J. Col>'- 
man. Willow Hill. 

Bethlehem— J. A. Tracy; $1,000; 13S; Ivnn 
Wright, Sumner. 

Bethsaida ; ; ; . 

Bible Chapel — A. H. Bennett; $1,000; 60; Har- 
lan Correll, Stov. 

Brockville ; $1,000; 145; Mary Halter- 
man, Hunt. 

Fairview — J. L. LTnderwood; $600; 33; Flor- 
ence Worfel, Newton. Ridse ; $1,000; 114; ^\ A. Sut- 

terfield, Noble. 

Freedom — W. T. Paul; $700; 54; Minnie Guyot, 

Grand Prairie — .1. M. Bradbury; $1,600; 145; 
Lena NeWlin, Hutsonville. 

Hardiuville — J. B. Littell: $700; 51: Adda Bus- 
cv, Mai'dinville. 

Hidalao — J. M. Bradbury; $1,200; 157; Frances 
Kibler, Hidalgo. 

Hope-well ; $1,000; S9; Orpha Scurlock, 


Hunt City — J. M. Plunkett; $1,000; 114; Pansy 
Bowman, Hunt. 

>It. Gilead — R. J. Ellis; $900; 212; W. J. Phil- 
lips, Olney. 

Mt. Olive ; ; ; . 

3It. Zion — E. J. Brown; $1,000; 69; Dora Roan, 

Ne-«ton — A. O. Jacobs; $3,000; 172; Nina Holt, 

Lamotte — J. J. Beisiegel; $1,500; 130; Mrs. W. 
Lee Pleasant, Palestine. 

Liberty — S. J. Hughes; $800; 50; Sallie John- 
son, Noble. 

Oblong — ; $1,200; 30; M. F. Robinson, 




Olney — E. D. Hammond; $1,250; 48; Martha J. 
Nelson, Olney. 

Pleasant Valley — S. J. Hughes; ; . 

Pleasant View ; $2,500; SO; W. A. Bun- 
tin, Palestine. 

Porterville — J. A. Tracy; $2,000; 195; Rea 
Rhodes, Robinson. 

Rafetown — A. H. Bennett; $1,000; 62; Edith 
Williams, West Liberty. 

Sugar Creek ; $600; 60; Clara Benton, 


Shiloh : ; ; . 

South Bend — W. T. Paul; ; 40; Fred Mil- 
ler, Oblong. 

San«ly Creek — J. B. Littell; $1,000; 133; Min- 
nie Wilson. Bogota. 

Suntner — C. Btfur; $4,500; 162; Mary A. Stoltz, 

Pastor at Urbana, Illinois 

Trimble — J. J. Beisiegel; $1,000; 130; G. W. 

Wilson, Trimble. 

^^'nh:lsb ; : : 

"White Oak — J. A. Tracy; $600; 63; Adelia 

Snearlfv. Obli^n--. 
AVjnterrowd — W. T. Paul; ; 65; Clara Ma- 

haney, Winttrr' <vd. 

Churches, 37; valuation, $34,650; members, 


(Reported by Secretary Baughman.) 
Next Session — To be held Tvith the Chris- 
tian Temple Church, Wayne County, Illinois, 
near Rinard. Time to be near September 1, 
1911. The exact time to be announced by 
the Official Board three months prior to date 
of convening. 

President, A. H. Bennett, Louisville, 111. 

Viee-President, R. J. Ellis, Flora, Illinois. 

Secretary and Treasurer, John Baughman 
Bone Gap, Illinois. 

Department Secretaries — Education, Elbert 
Geeding, Fairfield, 111.; Publications, R. J. 
Ellis, Flora, 111.; Sunday-schools, James 
Moody, Fairfield, 111.; Missions, Mary Layman, 
Thompsonville, 111.; Y. P. S. C. E., C. W. Pu- 
gate, Rinard, 111. 

Ministers — John Baughman, A. H. Bennett, 
J. M. Davis, R. J. Ellis, TVm. Ewin, A. Land, 
Wm. Land, Mahlon Smith, J. W. Snyder, L. H. 
Teets and J. L. Underwood. 

I>ieentiates — Elbert Geeding, Mary Layman. 

Ordained, 11; licentiates. 2. 
Cliureh, Pastor, A'alue, Members, Clerk. 
Bethel — Mahlon Smith; $600; 25; Herman 

Brewer, lola. 111. 
Boy lest on — E)isorganized. 
Carters Temple — A. H. Bennett, $1,000; 60; 

V^eva Clark, Thompsonville, 111. 
Christian Chapel — No pastor last year. 
Christian Temple — R. J. Ellis; $800; 52; Rhoda 

Laughlin, Rinard, 111. 
Cottage Home — No pastor last year. 
Hord — John Baughman; $1,800; 225; H. M. 

Andsrson, Louisville, 111. 
Louisville — A. H. Bennett; $350; 54; Robert 

Strain, Louisville, 111. 
Pleasant Hill — A. H. Bennett; $500; 51; John 

Baughman, Bone Gap, 111. 
Pleasant I'nion — Charles Mahan: $400; 40; 

Vernis Lassiter, McLeansboro, 111. 
Poplar — John Baughman; $1,800; 150; A. W. 

Hausser, Omaha, 111. 
Richland — John Baughman; $850; 82; W. S. 

Yuung, Fairfield, 111. 
Sims — A. H. Bennett; $1,200; 60; Ada M. 

Adams, Sims, 111. 

Churches. 13; valuation, $10,400; member- 
ship, 859: Sunday-schools, 12. 


(Reported by Secretary Spear.) 

Next Session — Place to be selected. Date 
last Tuesday evening in August, 1911. 

President. M. S. Campbell, Collison. 111. 

Vice-President, Zac Starr. Bismarck. 111. 

Treasurer, E. P. James, Mansfield, 111. 

Secretary, H. G. Spear, Greenup, 111. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, ; 

Education, ; Sundav-schools, I. E. Starr, 

Bismarck, 111.; Y. P. S. C. E.. Rev. H. G. Rowe, 

Danville, 111.; Publishing, ; Relief, Zac 

Starr, Bismarck, 111.; Ministry, Rev. G. D. 
Lawrence, Avon, 111. 

Trustees — C. E. James (1 .year); H. G. 
Spear (2 years); C. A. Collins (3 years.) 

Official Board — Officers of conference as 
named above. 

:»llinister.s — W. S. Alexander; T. J. Bishop, 
V. Braithwaite, L. S. Carter, G. 'W. Draper, 
W. M. Ealey, Isaac Embree, C. Hawk, S. 
Hodges. I. M. Hoel. W. O. Hornbaker. C. W. 
Kerst. G. D. Lawrence, J. J. Patterson, G. W. 
Rippey, H. G. Rowe, Thomas Snyder. 

Licentiates — C. H. Alverson, P. O. Anderson, 
Israel Lake, Thomas Spainhour. 

Ordained. 17; licentiates, 4. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Arthur — S. Price; $5,000; 109; Sarah Poe, Ar- 
thur, 111. 
Atwood ; $10,000; 108; Otho L. Storey, 

Atwood, 111. 



Bethel — C. B. Hershey; $3,000; S3; E. B. 

James, Mansfield, 111. 
ChriMtiau Chapel ; $1,500; 158; Mrs. Geo. 

Tevebaug-h, Oakwood, 111. 
Coddingtou — ; ; 40; R. F. Cotton, 

Homer, 111. 
Danville, H. G. Rowe; $7,000; 146; W. R. Starr, 

Danville, 111. 
Forest Hill — — — ; $1,000; 24; Mrs. Harvey 

Murphey, Coving-ton, Ind. 
Garrett ; $2,500; 67; Mrs. Lottie Haines, 

Garrett, 111. 
Hedriok ; $1,200; 53; Mrs. Nellie Mc- 

Laug-lilin, Hedrick, Ind. 
Hope- — W. S. Alexander; $1,500; 160; Mrs. 

Mollie Thomas. Royal, 111. 
Lake Fork — C. W. Kerst; $800; 140; Mrs. An- 
na Suick, Atwood, 111. 
Milniine — C. O. Brown; $1,800; 68; Josie Le- 

fever, Bement, 111. 
Morey Chapel — ; $1,800; 50; Gusta An- 
derson, Grape Creek, 111. 
Muncie — • ; $2,500; 145; Grant Dig^gs, 

Muncie, 111. 
New Village — ■ ; $1,000; 27; Thomas Bras- 

elton, Georgetown, 111. 
Pierson — C. "VV. Kerst: $2,000; 80; Miss Myr- 
tle Shaw, Pierson, 111. 
Plea.saiit View — 'W. S. Alexander; $500; 145; 

Zac Starr, Bismarck, 111. 
Poage — ; — 

Ogden, 111. 
Prairie Hope — - 

St. Joseph, 111. 
Prospect — ; 

den, 111. 
Salt Creek 

Clinton, 111. 
Tilton — C. W. McMahan; $2,300; 107; Mabel 

Billman, Catlin, 111. 
Tuscola — I. M. Hoel; $10,000; 62; Mrs. Nancy 

Bauman, Tuscola, 111. 
IT. c. Chapel — S. Price; $900; 70; Geo. H. Ere- 

liardt, Arthur, 111. 
Urbana — W. O. Hornbaker; $27,500; 249; 

Kathryn Bensyl, Urbana, 111. 

Churches reporting-, 25; valuation, $89,300; 
membership, 2,261. 


(Reported by President Wittner.) 

Organized August 1, 1909. 

Territory — Pike, Greene, Scott and Adams 

President, Rev. H. A. Wittner, Bedford, 111. 

Vice-President, Rev. George M. Mullen, 
Glasco, 111. 

Mini-sters — George M. Mullen, H. A; "Wittner. 

Licentiates — T\''illiam Doan, P. P. McEnen. 

Ordained, 2; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

-; 15; Mrs. Sallie Osborne, 
— ; $1,000; 66; Wiley Hawk, 
1.500; 25; H. V. Cardiff, Og- 
$3,000; 64; I. N. Hassinger, 

Bedforil — H. A. Wittner; - 

Fullmer, Bedford, 111. 
Hillview — H. A. "U^ittner; — 

Nill, Hillview, 111. 
Marblehead — William Doan; 

Marblehead, 111. 
Pike Station — Phillip McEnen; 

Branaugh, Pike Station, 111. 
Rockport — H. A. Wittner; $900; 96; William 

Doan, New Canton, 111. 

Churches, 5; valuation, $900; membership, 
254; Sunday-schools, 4. 

— ; 31; William 
-; 17; Josephine 
56; W. Kealen, 
-; 85; Rosa 


(Reported by President Ashby.) 

Next Session — Place, Mound Chapel. Time, 
first Wednesday in September. 

President, Rev. Robinson Ashby, Lewis- 
town, 111. 

Vice-President, A. L. Wingate, Avon, 111. 

Secretary, Rev. J. M. Carmean, Industry, 

Treasurer, B. W. Rubart, Avon, 111. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, Mrs. 
Grace Lincoln, Avon, 111.; Sunday-schools, 
Mrs. Nellie Rubart, Avon, 111.; Y. P. S. C. E., 
Rev. L. M. Leavitt, Lewistown, 111.; Litera- 
ture, J. H. Newman, Woodhill, 111.; Education, 
Mrs. Rachel Graliam, Lewistown, 111. 

Ministers — Geo. W. Allen, Robinson Ashby, 
L. B. Atchinson, Geo. W. Irons, L. M. Leavitt. 
W. Ernest Stockley. 

Licentiate — Serena Allen. 

Ordained, 6; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — No pastor; $900; 62; Mrs. M A Lit- 
tle, Smithfield, 111. 

Christina — No pastor; $1,000; disorganized 

Fiatt— J. R. Wright; $2,400; 43; Susan Morris, 
Piatt, 111. 

Franklin — No pastor; $900; disorganized 

Industry — No pastor; $8,000; 82; Lucinda 
Teets, Industry, 111. 

Lewistown — No pastor; $1,200; 163; Geo. W. 
Allen, Lewistown, 111. 

Marietta — No pastor; $1,300; 44; Mrs. Flora 
Orwig, Marietta, 111. 

Mound Chapel — No pastor; $1,200; 78; Mrs. 
Rachel Graham, Lewistown, 111. 

Mt. Plea.sant — No pastor; $1,000; 41; Mrs. Vic- 
toria Paass, Smithfield, 111. 

Olive Chapel — G. D. Lawrence; $2,000; 133- J 
M. Hendricks, Avon, 111. 

Ontario — J. R. Wright; $2,000; 41; J. H. New- 
man, "Woodhull, 111. 

Salem — No pastor; $1,000; disorganized. 

Temple — No pastor; $1,200; disorganized. 

Waterford — No pastor; union house; disor- 

Churches, 14; valuation, $26,500; member- 
ship, 750. 


(Reported by Secretary Her.) 

Next Session — Leaf River, 111., commencing 
Thursday on or before the first full moon in 
September, 1911. 

President. W. S. Sanford, Oregon, 111. 

Vice-President, H. B. Stevenson, Capron. 

Secretary. Mrs. Mollie Her, Mt. Morris, 111. 

Treasurer, George Grove, Leaf River, 111. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-school, 
Rev. R. T\". Pittman, Leaf River, 111.; Y. P. S 
C. E., H. B. Stevenson, Capron, 111. 

Ministers — G. A. Brown, S. A. Caris, Jennie 
Mishler, R. W. Pittman, W. M'. Stuart, J. R. 

Ordained, 6. 

Church, Pastor, A^alne. Members, Clerk. 

Capron — "W. W. Stuart; $3,000; 50; Robert 

Ridge, Capron, 111. 
Flags — S. A. Caris; $1,500; 49; Mrs. Hannah 

Randall, Rochelle, 111. 



Leaf River — R. W. Pitman; $2,900; 82; J. D. 

Palmer, Leaf River, 111. 
North Grove — R. W. Pitman; $2,400; 60; Dan- 
iel R. Rowland, Leaf River, 111. 
VVa.sliing^ton Grove — S. A. Caris; $3,500; 106; 
W. S. Sanford, Asliton, 111. 

Churches, 5; valuation, $13,300; member- 
ship, 345; Endeavor Societies, 1. 


(Reported by Secretary MacNees.) 

Next Session — Commences on Wednesday at 
2 p. m., before the first full moon in October, 
A. D. 1911, at Pleasant Ridge Church. 

President, Geo. W. Jones, Richland Center, 

Viee-Presi€lent, T\^m. A. Elder, Soldiers' 
Grove, Wis., R. F. D. 

Secretary, J. H. MacNees, Richland Center, 

Assistant Secretary, Robert Turner, Rich- 
land Center, Wis.. R. F. D.. Route 3. 

Treasurer, C. W. Shult, Viola, ^Wis. 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools, C. 
W. Shult, Viola, Wis.; Missions and Confer- 
ence Evang-elist. W. A. Elder, Soldiers' Grove, 
Wis., R. F. D. No. 2. 

Ministers — W. A. Elder, Henry Garner, 
Geo. W. Jones, Lew P. Kline, J. H. MacNees, 
E. P. Shult, J. G. Stetler. 

Ordained, 7. 

Cliurcli, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk, 

Heaver Valley — No pastor reported; $800; 10; 

Elmer Bruce, Hillsborough, Wis. 
Excelsior Union — Geo. W. Jones; $1,000; 64; 

Jay M. Turk, Boscobel, Wis., R. R. 
Harmony — No pastor reported; $500; 15; Kate 

Cl^itwood, Soldiers' Grove, Wis. 
Ha.skins Chapel — Geo. W. Jones; $500; 32; O. 

R. Dyer, Blue River, 'Wis., R. F. D. 
Mcund Park — E. P. Shult; $1,400; 37; Eva M. 

Kanable, Viola, Wis. 
Pine River — No pastor; $500; 28; Mrs. George 

Celia, Yuba, Wis. 
Pleasant Ridge — E. P. Shult; $1,000; 33; Jas- 
per Bailey, Soldiers' Grove, Wis. 

FIchland Center — No pastor; ; 7; ■ . 

West Branch Chapel — E. P. Shult; $500; 31; 

jVTrs. Ed. E. Esseck, Bloom City, Wis. 

Churches, 9; valuation, $4,700; membership, 
217; Sunday-schools, 8; Endeavor Societies, 3. 

(Note — We hold quarterly Sunday-school 
institutes, and an annual picnic for the Sun- 
day-school scholars, and employ a Confer- 
ence Evang'elist.) 


(Reported by Secretary Sieber.) 

President, Rev. ■V\'m. Steuart, Sugarbush, 

Secretary, Julius Sieber, Antigo, Wis. 

Trea.'surer, Samuel Cottrill, New London, 

:>Huister.s — John Dearholl, Wm. Steuart. 

Ordained, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Gr^enbush — Wm. Steuart; $800; 12; Minnie 
rieber, Glenbeulah. Wis., R. F. D. No. 31. 

Maple Creek ; $800; 17; Daisy Hutchin- 
son. New London, Wis. 

Mukwa— ; $600; 10; Samuel Cottrill, New 

London, Wis. 
New London ; $1,800; 10; Gladys Popka, 

New London, Wis. 

Cliurches, 4; valuation, $4,000; membership, 

(Note — ^Rev. Henry Crampton. Dear 

Friend: — rYours at hand, and in reply can say: 
The report is the same as it was, as there 
have been no annual meetings since. Every 
tiling is at a standstill and since I came to 
Antigo I have no knowledge of -what has 
been done. Yours truly, Julius Sieber.) 


(Reported by Secretary Hamblin.) 

Organized, October 17, 1898, at Stevens 
Point, Wisconsin, Portage County. Incor- 
porated and charter granted October 18, 1898. 

Territory comprises the following counties: 
Adams, Brown, Calumet, Clark, Fond du Lac, 
Green, Juno, Lake, Manitowac. Outagamie, 
Portage, Sheboygan, Waupaca and Wood. 

President, Rev. Samuel Miller, Madison, 

Vice-President', Deacon C. E. Larkee, Wey- 
auwega. Wis., R. F. D. 

Secretary, Deacon H. Hamblin, New Lon- 
don, Wis. 

Trea.surcr, Mrs. Eastman, Weyauwega, 
Wis., R. F. D. 

Superintendent of Evangrelistic Work, Dea- 
con H. Hamblin, New London, Wis. 

3Iinisters — J. 'W. Babb, Frank J. Cornell, 
John Fletcher, Samuel Miller, A. C. Phelps, 
J. W. Spitzer. 

Ordained, 6. 

Church, Pastor, A''alue. Members, Clerk. 

Evan.swood — No pastor; $1,500; 15; . 

Fremont — No pastor; ; 18; . 

Stevens Point — No pastor; ; 10; . 

Churches, 3; valuation, $1,500; membership, 

(Note — Churches on our territory, but not 
belonging to Central Conference are: 
Green Bush — Rev. H. E. Talley; $1,800; ; 

Maple Creek — Preaching by M. E. College 

student: $1,200; ; . 

Muckwa — No pastor; $800; ; . 

New London — No pastor; $2,000; ; -. 

"Wautoma — No pastor; $500; ; . 

Note. — Conference convened at Evanswood, 
or Little River, Christian church, on the 27th 
of August, and held meetings over the Lord's 
Day, and evening of 27th. Preaching by Rev. 
Samuel Miller, of T^^adison, Wis., also on Sun- 
day a. m. and 2: .^0 p. m. Rev. ^Tr. Ander- 
son of the Baptist church preaching Sunday 

Annual conference was called during the 
two days' meeting and officers elected for 
the coming year: President, Samuel Miller; 
Vice-President, Deacon C. E'. Larkee; Treas- 
urer, Sister Eastman; Secretary, H. Hamb- 
lin. Five ordained ministers w^ere reported 
and passed as good. A number of souls hav- 
ing been gathered into the field during the 
past year and considerable mission work 
done in this state, Iowa and Oregon by min- 
isters of this conference. Two of the five 
ministers are in poor healtli, not able to do 
much preaching; the rest are all young men, 
under fifty. I think we have tlie prospect 



of another young' man just out of college to 
join us. He is thirty years of ag'e and single. 
So, our Central Conference is to be con- 
gratulated on .its outlook for the coming 
year. "We have been laboring to a great dis- 
advantage, by being misquoted and reported 
as a rival conference of tlie Northern Chris- 
tian Conference, which never ought to be 
done in any Christian society. 

We hold a charter signed by our Secretary 
of State, and the big seal of Wisconsin there- 
on, of ten counties as well settled and as 
g-ood as any in our state. And there is plen- 
ty more good territory to work on, so any 
one needn't complain of small territory. The 
whole north half of the state is not occupied 
at this date, notwithstanding it was report- 
ed many years ago, as being a conference on 
said fields. 

Evanswood church has built a nice little, 
house, in the past two years and all paid for. 
The little Christian house at New London 
has been locked up for some t-svo I years, or 
since Bro. Cornell left that charge, and the 
Maple Creek Christian church has preaching 
from the Methodist people; Muckwa Chris- 
tian cliurch has Sunday-school and prayer- 
meetings; Greentaush Christian church has 
preaching occasionally by Rev. Policy. 


(Reported by Secretary Stover.) 

President, Rev. D. M. Helfenstein, D. D., 
Des Moines. Iowa. 

Viee-President, Rev. A. B. Kendall, Le- 
grand, Iowa. 

Secretary, Rev. John A. Stover, Barnes 
City, Iowa. 

Treasurer, F. L. Clarke, Gravity, Iowa, R. 
F. D. 

Field Secretary, Rev. M. L. Everett, Des 
Moines, Iowa. . 

Department Secretaries — Sunday-schools. 
Victoria Lynn, Orient, Iowa; Y. P. S. C. E., 
Rev. Roy C. Helfenstein, Des Moines, Iowa; 
Education, Rev. Mrs. Ida Menagh, Linden, la. 

Trustees of Conference — For one year, Rev. 
R. A. Lewis, Linden, Iowa; two years, Geo. 
Hutton, Madrid, Iowa; three years. Rev. E. E. 
Bennett, Des Moines, Iowa. 

Trustees of Palmer College — For one year: 
Rev. J. W. Piper, Legrand, Iowa; Rev. R. A. 
Lewis, Linden, Iowa; A. H. Welker, Marshal- 
town, Iowa; Geo. Hutton, Madrid, lo'wa; Chas. 
Taylor, Barnes City, Iowa. For two years: 
M. A. Gettis, Legrand, Iowa; Rev. L. E. Fol- 
lansbee. Des Moines, lo^va; Mrs. Elizabeth 
Trine, Legrand, Iowa; A. M. Benge, Winter- 
set, Iowa; Rev. A. C. Grafton, Interior, S. D. 
For three years: A. S. Lynn, Orient, Iowa; 
A. B. Kendall, Legrand, Iowa; John A. Stover, 
Barnes City, Iowa; E. F. Saunders, Monte- 
zuma, Iowa; Wessly Fulton, Truro, Iowa. 
AVoman's Home and Foreig-n Mission Board 

President, Alice Hawbecker, Legrand, la. 

Vice-President, Mrs. M. J. Kennison, Mad- 
rid. Iowa. 

Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Maude Kerr, 
Legrand, Iowa. 

Secretary, Rev. Mrs. Ida Menagh, Linden, 

Treasurer, Miss Ethel Rawlison. 

Layman's Jlovement 
President, F. N. Slocum. Baring, Mo. 
Vice-President, Wessly Fulton, Truro, Iowa. 
Secretary", Geo. Shope, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Treasurer, A. M. Benge, Winterset, Iowa. 


(Reported by Secretary Kyle.) 

President, Rev. B. H. Willey, Greensburg", 

Secretary, John J. Kyle, Perlee, Iowa. 

Treasurer, Robert Boyce, Letts, Iowa. 

Ministers — Robert Boyee, Mrs. Emily Col- 
lins, Charles Coop, Lewis Fordyce, David M. 
Helfenstein, Daniel L. Morrow, George B. 
Phillips, Blisha Rhodes, Edward W. Sage, 
Edward H. Willey, Henry Willey. 

Licentiates — V. Humphrey, J. Melrose Wil- 
son, Edward J. Saunders. 

Ordained, 11; licentiates," 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, 3Iembers, Clerk. 

Antioch — Robert Boyce; $1,000; 106; John Gil- 
bert, Perlee, Iowa. 
BarinsT — E. H. Willey; $1,600; 44; G. W. 

Barnes, Baring, Mo. 
Bethlehem — E. H. Willey; $1,600; 166; Har- 
mon Fite, Floris, Iowa. 
Ebenezer — W. E. Burdine; $1,200; 50; F. P. 

Bail, Fairfield, Iowa. 
Oak Grove — Robert Boyce; $1,800; 78; Albert 

Brookheart, Letts, Iowa. 
Pleasant Ridge — E'dward H. Willey; $3,000; 

128; P. N. Slocum, Baring, Mo. 
Sandusky — Elisha Rhodes; $1,100; 150; Mrs. 

Luella Curtis, Montrose, Iowa. 
Shiloh — Under care of Pastoral Committee; 
$1,000; 28; Mac. Beanblossom, Washington, 

Churches, 8; valuation, $12,300; member- 
ship, 722; Sunday-schools reported, 7; En- 
deavor Societies, 3. 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Secretary McDonald.) 
Next Session — Hill of Zion Church. 
President, L. E. Follansbee, Des Moines, la. 
Vice-President, R. C. Moulton, Des Moines, 

Secretary, C. W. McDonald, Newton, Iowa. 
Treasurer, J. E. Middleton, Truro, Iowa. 

Woman's Board of Missions 

President, Mrs. Mabel Grafton, Orient, la. 

Vice-President, Mrs. D. M. Helfenstein, Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs. M. F. Wornstaff, 
Indianola, Iowa. 

Cor. Secretary, Mrs. Cora A. McDonald, 
Newton, Iowa. 

Laymen's Missionary Board 

President, A. S. Lynn, Orient, Iowa. 
Secretary, G. W. Shope, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Treasurer, A. M. Benare, Winterset, Iowa. 
Department Secretaries — T. P. S. C. E., M. 

P. Wornstaff, Indianola. Iowa; Sunday- 
schools, Mrs. Alice Vines. Peru, Iowa. 

Conference Trustees — A. S. Lynn, term ex- 
pires 1910; S. E. Thorn, term exoires 1911; 
David Abbott, term expires 1912; J. F. Claw- 
sen, term expires 1913; J. F. Roby, term ex- 
pires 1914. 

Ministers — ^E. E. Bennett, G. H. Carter, L. 
P. Craven, J. D. Evans, M. L. Everett, E. 
Fitzgerald, L. E. Follansbee, P. V. S. Ford 

B. E. Garrett, J. C. Grafton, J. E. Harding'' 

C. J. Heckathorn, Roy C. Helfenstein, P. j! 
Kelley, Samuel Lockwood, C. W. McDonald 



Ida Menaug-h, R. C. Moulton, A. W. Ricker, 
M. P. Wornstaff, C. H. Young. 

Lit-entiates — "Wesley Garver, George Ham- 
mond, P. R. Larkey, Bruce Wimmer. 

Ordained, 23; licentiates, 4. 

Churoli, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Des Moines, First — D. M. Helfenstein; $3,000; 

53; Mrs. Belle Helfenstein, Des Moines, la. 
Des Moiaes, Second — R. C. Moulton; $3,500; 

33; G. W. Shope, Des Moines, Iowa. 
Hill of Zion — A. C. Grafton; $1,800; 277; A. S. 

Lynn, Orient, Iowa. 
Hopeville — ; $800; ; James Cooper, 

Hopeville, Iowa. 
Mt. Zion — C. J. Heckathorn; $1,000; 85; J. F. 

Clausen, Grand River, Iowa. 
Oak Hill — ; $1,200; 10; Anna Arnold, 

Thayer, Iowa. 
Oak Run — A. W. Ricker; Renting; 31; P. W. 

Hammond, Truro, Iowa. 
■Otter Creek — Ida Menaugh; $1,000; 88; Mrs. 

Bertlia Brvan, Liberty Center, Iowa. 
Peru — A. W. Ricker; $1,400; 74; Mrs. A. B. 

Vines, Peru. Iowa. 
Pleasant Ridse, Adair Co. — A. C. Grafton; 

; 38; Sam Zellweger, Orient, Iowa. 

Pleasant Ridge, Union Co. — Alonzo Thomas; 

$800; 58; Marv White, Afton, Iowa. 
Plea.sant Valley — C. J. Heckathorn; $1,200; 93; 

C H. Olinger, Thayer, Iowa. 
Truro A. W. Ricker; $2,500; 154; Alice 

Strawn, Truro, Iowa. 
AVinterset — A. C. Burnham; $8,060; 164; A. J. 

Sumner, Winterset, Iowa. 

Churches, 14; valuation, $26,200; member- 
ship, 1,158; Sunday-schools, 13; Christian En- 
deavor Societies, 3. 


(Reported by President Lewis.) 

President, Rev. R. A. Lewis, Linden, Iowa. 

Vii-e-President, Rev. A. A. Thomas, St. Jos- 
eph, Mo., 2705 So. 14th St. 

Secretary, Rev. C. E. Burdine, Rockport. 

Treasurer, Wm. McParland, Rockport, Mo. 

Ministers — J. "W. Ackley, C. E. Burdine, A. 
C. Burnham, J. B. Denton, C. "W. Goodwin, 
W D. Harward, Mrs. A. R. James, R. A. 
Lewis, H. H. Menagh, Ida M. Menagh, A. A. 
Thomas, Maggie Wallace. 

Ordained, 12. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk. 

Fairvie-^T, Adair Co. — D. W. Thompson; Jen- 
nie Curley. 

Fairview. Taylor Co. — E. E. Bennett; . 

Grisivold — C. E. Burdine; . 

Linden — H. H. Menagh; Andrew Barr. 

Lone Cliajiel, Mo. — No pastor; . 

Loncks Grove — D. W. Thompson; Cora Mc- 

Madrid — W. D. Harward; . 

Morrfsbiirft- — R. A. Lewis; . 

Oak Hill — No pastor; . 

Rockport. Mo. — C. E. Burdine; J. P. Thorp. 

Shiloh — Ida M. Menagh; . 

Union Chapel — R. A. Lewis; Sadie Goodwin, 
Dexter, Iowa. 

"Wf-eelers Grove — No pastor; Lillie King. 

Churches, 13. 


(Reported by President Piper.) 

Next Session — Barnes, Iowa, the first week 
in September, 1911. 

President, Rev. J. W. Piper, LeGrand, Iowa. 

Vice-President, Rev. W. E. Burdine, Monte- 
zuma, Iowa. 

Secretary, Mrs. V. A. Keese, Gilman, Iowa. 

Treasurer, E. P. Saunders, Montezuma, la. 

Department Secretaries — Christian Endeav- 
or, Miss Bertha Williams, Barnes City, Iowa; 
Education, Rev. E. C. Kerr, LeGrand, Iowa; 
Sunday-schools, Miss Nellie Hilsabeck, Per- 
guson, Iowa; Missions, Rev. A. B. Kendall, 
LeGrand, Iowa. 

Conference Trustees and When Elected — 
1910, Mr. V. A. Keese, Gilman, Iowa; 1909, Mr. 
"W. L. Allen, Montezuma, Iowa; 1908, Rev. W. 
"E. Burdine. Montezuma, Iowa. 
Woman's Home and Foreign Mis.sion Board 

President, Mrs. Maggie Piper, LeGrand, la. 

Vice-President, Mrs. Delia Eastman, Barnes 
City, Iowa. 

Correspoudins Secretary, Mrs. Brackney, 
demons. Iowa. 

Recording- Secretary, Mrs. Lillian Saunders, 
Montezuma, Iowa. 

Treasurer, Mrs. E. A. Trine, LeGrand, Iowa. 

Ministers — Hugh Burdine, W. E. Burdine, 

A. C. Grafton. T. W. Howard, A. B. Kendall, 

B. C. Kerr, C. E. Luck, B.-S. Maben, J. W. 
Piper, J. A. Stover. 

Ordained, 10. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Barnes — J. A. Stover; $2,500; 130; Mr. Taylor, 

Barnes. Iowa. 
demons — B. P. Clayton; $5,000; 105; Mrs. Ad- 
die demons, demons, Iowa. 
Fairview — C. W. McDaniels; $1,000; 40; Mrs. 

Laura Billick, Brooklin, Iowa, R. P. D. 
Ferguson — "W^ E. Burdine; $1,300; 110; Mrs. 

V. A. Keese, Gilman, Iowa, R. P. D. 
Forrest Home — J. A. Stover; $1,200; 130; Mrs. 

E P. Saunders, Montezuma, Iowa, R. P. D. 
LeGrand — A. B. Kendall; $4,500; 125; Mrs. A. 

C. Hawbecker, LeGrand, Iowa. 

Churches, 6; valuation, $15,500; member- 
ship, 640 


(Reported by Secretary C. DeWeese.) 

Next Session — Bethlehem Church, Carroll 
Countv, Mo., September 7, 1911. 

President, Rev. A. J. Golden, DeWitt, Mo. 

Vice-President, Rev. S. L. Earned, Wells- 
ville. Mo. 

Secretary, Carter DeWeese, Mendon, Mo. 

Treasurer, Mrs. N. E. DeWeese, Mendon, Mo. 

IFinisters — James C. Brickley, J. T. Burress, 
James Carie, S. S. Chapins, S. D. Collier, W. T. 
Cundiff, L. A. Daniel, Carter DeWeese, J. P. 
Duckworth, P. E. Hessenflow, H. Hull, S. L. 
Lamed, J. A. Lisenbee, H. Perry, Alice D. 
Smith, J. W. Stephenson, T. B. Sweet, C. W. 

Licentiate — J. A. Lisenbee. 

Ordained, 17. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk. 

Bethlehem — J. A. Lisenbee; John Tatham, 

W^^kenda, Mo. 
Bible Chapel — J. A. Lisenbee; P. B. Branstet- 

ter, Curryvllle, Mo. 



CliriNtiiin Home — James Carie; Walter Gal- 
loupe, Unionville, Mo. 

Orniid Valley — ; Fred Soule, Triplett, 


Indiiiii Grove — ; J. T. May, Brunswick, 

l-ons; Braiieh — C. De"Weese, Adaline Cox, 
Keytesville, Mo. 

Monarch ; J. ,W. Bmbrey, Oregon, Mo. 

.Mount Harmony — H. E. Hanel, Unionville, 

Pleasant Hill — F. B. Sweet; Miss Alice Kelso, 

Gait, Mo. 
Plea.sant Valley — A. J. Golden; John Brvant, 

DeWitt, Mo. 
St. Joseph — J. W. Steplienson; Mollie Row- 
land, St. Joseph, Mo. 

Churches, 11; valuation. $4,500; member- 
ship, 435; Sunday-schools, 7; Endeavor Socie- 
ties, 1. 


President, F. M. Thomas, Weaubleau, Mo. 
Secretary, G. P. Skaggs, Van Cleve, Mo. 
Ministers — Joseph D. Barnhart, J. M. Ren- 
frow, Ben Seaton, C. M. Sooter, W. M. Sooter. 

Chureh, Clerk. 

.Antioch — B. F. Fike, Iberia, Mo. 

Freedom — Mrs. Alice Glawson, Hancock, Mo. 

Humphreys Creeit — H. Atkinson, Tuscumbia, 

I-ittle Tavern — Jud. Ellis. Tavern, Mo. 
Mita — S. M. Prater, Mita, Mo. 
Mt. Etney — J. H. Wiles. VanCleve, Mo. 
Mt. Gilead — Melvin Perkins, Hancock, Mo. 
Mt. Zion — L. B. Lupardus, Tuscumbia, Mo. 
Thompson Hill — Calvin Seaton, Mita, Mo. 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Secretary Mrs. Maudie Kuster.) 

Ne-xt Session — At Pleasant Ridge, Douglas 
County, Mo., on Thursday before the full 
moon in September, 1910. 

President, Jesse Pickering, Mountain Grove, 

Secretary, Mrs. Maudie Kuster, Mountain 
Grove, Mo. 

Ministers — A. Harader. G. W. Mason, Jesse 

Ordained, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 
Hickory Flat — G. T\^, Mason; worship in 

schoolhouse; 23. 
Pleasant Ridgre — A Harader; worship in 

schoolhouse: 25. 
Union Chapel — Jesse Pickering; $600; 19. 

Churches, 3; valuation, $fi()0: membership 


(Reported hy Secretary Chancellor.) 

Next Session — In September, 1911. 

President, F. M. Thomas, Weaubleau, Mo. 

Vice-President, F. D. Brown, Gerster,_Mo. 

Secretary and Treasurer, P. Chancellor, 
Weaubleau, Mo. 

Executive Board — F. M. Thomas, G. E. Wil- 
ley, P. Chancellor. J. D. Simms and B. D. 

Ministers — Fred Cooper. A. H. Freeman, L,. 
K. Garling. "W. J. Maple, John- Marshall, J. D. 
Simms, F. M. Thomas, G. E. "^''illey. 

r.icentiates — John Adamson, P. Chancellor, 
H. H. McCartney. 

Ordained, S; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — J. D. Simms; : 25: 

Bethany — John Adamson; — 

Durnell Chapel — No report; 


Lead Hill — No report: ; 

Cnion Hill — J. D. Simms; — 

Weaubleau — Fred Cooper: 


Churches, 6: valuation. - 


(Reported by Secretary Huff.) 

Next Session — Lincoln, Kansas, June, 1911. 

President, H. E. Warren, Superior, Neb. 

Vice-President, J. C. Bloyd, Lincoln, Kan. 

Secretary, C. E. Huff, Oronoque. 

Treasurer, C. C. Hendrickson. Lincoln. 

Trustees — Rev. W. K. McNier, Guymon, 
Okla.; N. "W. Headrick. Superior, Neb.; Rev. 
E. Cameron. Cassody, Kan. 

Departnient Secretaries — Cliristian Endeav- 
or, Clyde Headrick, Superior, Neb.; Education, 
Rev. M. D. T\''ebber; Sunday-schools, Rev! F. 
M. Strange; Missions, Ira Forrey; Relief, Rev. 
C. G. Nelson. 


(Reported by C. G. Nelson, Secretary pro tem.) 

Next Session — Lincoln, September, 1911. 

President, H. E. Warren, Superior, Neb. 

A'ice-President, Roy Hendrickson, Lincoln, 

Secretary, Miss Carrie Stein, Miltonvale, 

Treasurer, J. C. Stallings, Miltonvale, Kan. 

Department Secretaries — Y. P,^ S. C. E.., 
Mrs. Davis, Miltonvale, Kansas; Sunday- 
schools, Grace Dauthett. Superior, Neb.; Re- 
lief Fund, Mrs. J. C. Stallings, Miltonvale, 

Ministers — J. E. Amos, Hannah Bushong, 
Peter Bushong, J. W. Coate, Ellen Elliott, J. 
J. Hillman, C. G. Nelson, Geo. R. Stoner, F. 
M. Strange, J. S. Strange, Elisha Thornburg, 
J. T\". Tipton. 

I/icentiates — W. A. McClain, Miles Nelson, 
M. D. W'ebber. 

Ordained, 12; licentiates, 3. 
Chureh, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

55; E. M. Al- 
-; 14; William 

39; Ira McRanels. 
— ; 71; Alta Mur- 

20: E. M. Philips, Bev- 
27; Mrs. Alice 
-; 8; C. G. Nel- 

349; Sunday-schools, 3; Endeavor Societies, 1 

Beverly — ; 

erly. Kansas. 

Beulah — J. S. Strange; - 
Bird. Lincoln, Kansas. 

Dew Drop — C. G. Nelson 
son, Lincoln, Kansas. 

Uncoln^E. Cameron; $5,000; 65: J. C. Bloyd, 
Lincoln, Kansas. 
155; Edna Meredith — F. M. Stranare: $2,000; 55; Mrs. Ra- 
chel Knowles. Meredith, Kansas, 
ni^embership, Olive Hill — J. W. Tiroton: $2,000; 9S; H. E. 
W^arren, Superior, Neb. 



Pipe Creek — F. M. Strange; ; 29; Chas. 

Ablard, Delphos, Kansas. 

Churches, 7; valuation, $9,000; membership, 
132; Sunday-schools, 7; Endeavor Societies, 4. 


(Reported by Secretary Lister.) 

Organized September 14, 1900, at Morning 
Star church. 

Next Ses.sion — At Pleasant Home, Sherman 
County, Kansas. 

President, C. E. Huff, Oronoque, Kan. 

Vice-President, Jesse Ault, Decatur, Kans. 

Secretary, Millie Lister, Brewster, Kans. 

Trustees — For two years, D. B. Clouse; for 
three years, John McDaniel. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, Emery 
Huff, Oronoque, Kans.; Sunday-school, George 
Colip, Jr., Almena, Kans.; Educational, Clair 
McCall, Edson, Kans.; Christian Endeavor, 
Belle McDaniel, Edson, Kans.; Finance, Anna 
Venerman, Almena, Kan. 

Ministers — Henry Hewson, C. E. Huff, Riley 
Lambert, Louisa Patton, Sarah Strange, 
Thomas Strange, J. T. Wright. 

Licentiates — R. T. Allen, George Light, Ed- 
ward Pierson. 

Ordained, 7; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Fair Haven — Henry Hewson; ; 12; J. B. 

Bright, Almena, Kans. 
Lamout — Riley Lambert; ; 23; Mrs. B. T. 

Simmons, Lux, Neb. 
Morning. Star — C. E. Huff; $2,500; 79; Anna 

Venerman. Almena, Kans. 
Oronoque — C. E. Huff; $3,000; 46; Julia Huff, 

Oronoque, Kans. 
Plea-sant Home, Kan. — C. E. Huff; ; 27; 

Millie Lister, Brewster, Kans. 
Pleasant Home, Neb. — Riley Lambert; ; 

17; Mrs. Geo. West, Lux, Neb. 

*RoHwitz,, Neb. ; ; ; - — - — . 

School House 47 — No pastor; ; 28; 

George Calahan, Oberlin, Kan. 
Shermanville — C. E. Huff; — — ; 24; Lee Con- 
quest, Edson, Kan. 
Smoky Hill — Louisa Patton; ■ ; 16; Rod- 

nev* Bogart, Kingery, Kans. 
* Valley Center — Riley Lambert; ; 11; 

Emerson Scanon. 

Churches, 10; valuation, $5,500; member- 
ship, 283; Sunday-schools, 9; Endeavor Soci- 
eties, 4. 

*Added this year. 

Schooley, J. M. Twiggs, Fred N. Vining, H. 
V. Winter, J. H. Woodbury. 

Licentiate — Eva Winter. 

Ordained, 15; licentiate, 1. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Baton — ; ; ; !—• 

Elm City— F. N. Vining; $800; 60; Jennie 

Waugh, Edna, Kansas. 

Galena — Laura Moody; ; ; • 

Hallo-well — ; ; ; • 

Highland — F. N. Vining; ; ; Luther 

Nellis, Highland, Kansas. 

Maple Grove ; ; ; • 

Pleasant Valley — G. A. Schooley; •;, ; 

Whitehall — : ; '. • 

Sunshine — T. C. Darnall; ; ; — • 


(Reported by Secretary Rasmussen.) 
Next Session — At Matfleld Green, Septem- 
ber, 1911. 

President, Rev. E. Cameron, Lincoln, Kan. 
Vice-President, Chas. Alcon, Towanda, Kan. 
Secretary, Mrs. E. Rasmussen, Stafford. 

Treasurer, N. J. Rasmussen. Stafford, Kan. 

Ministers — B. Cameron, H. Cole, A. P. Hurst, 
M. F. Irons, Mrs. N. E. Lamb, W. K. McNier, 
Mrs. E. Rasmussen. 

Ordained, 7. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Beaumont — A. P. Hurst; ; 23; Rosa M. 

Elliott, Beaumont, Kan. 
Cassoday— J. E. Amos; $2,500; 21; Lilian 

Breidenstein, Cassoday, Kan. 
Eldora — No pastor; ■ ; 7; Mrs. P. L. Mizen- 

er, Eldorado, Kan. 
Guvmon (Okla.)— W. K. McNier; ; 33; W. 

A. Starkey, Guymon, Okla. 
Matfield Green— J." E. Amos; $2,000; 43; Mrs. 

McClure, Matfield Green, Kan. 
IVeola— R. L. Raybourn; ; 42; Flossie 

Nelson, Turon, Kan. 
Nickerson — No pastor; $1,500; 5; Mrs. Ellen 

Sherow, Nickerson, Kan. 
No. 1 — J. E'. Amos; ; 19; Fred Dale, Casso- 

Pleasant Hill — R- L- Raybourn; $1,000; 59; 

Mrs. Loma Shipley, Arlington, Kan. 
Towanda— No pastor; $2,000; 74; J. V. Davis, 

Churches, 10; valuation, $9,000; member- 
ship, 326; Sunday-schools, S; Endeavor Socie- 
ties, 2. 


(From 1910 Annual.) 

Next Session — Highland, Cowley County, 
Kansas, Wednesday evening before the first 
full moon in October, 1910. 

President, Rev. Geo. Burton, Hallowell, 

Vice-President, Rev. H. Vernon Winter. 

Secretary, M. L. Carter, Earlton, Kan. 

Treasurer, Ida McLaren. 

Department Secretaries — Missions, Eva 
Winter; Christian Endeavor, Red Fred Vin- 

Ministers — James Allison, George Burton, 
•T. C. Darnall, D. R. Drake, Emerson Hull, J. 
L. Masters, J. S. Masters, A. D. McHargue, 
Nancv J. McHargue, Laura Moody, G. A. 


(Reported by Secretary Wilgus.) 

Next conference convenes at ■ 

President, W. E. Flora. 

Vice-President, Rev. V. B. Wilgus, Minot. 
N. D. ^ .^ 

Secretary, L. F. Wilgus, Minot, N. D. 

Treasurer, Mrs. Alice Pendroy, Surrey, N. I). 

Ministers — J. W. Dudley, M. J. Pearson, 
Mrs. V. B. Wilgus. 

Ordained, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Clerk. 
Bantry — Vina B. Wilgus; E. D. Scarborogli, 
Bantry, N. D. 



C'arlyle — J. W. Dudley; Violet Edwards. 

Denbii^h — Vina B. Wilg-us; . 

Saline- — No pastor; Peter Winkleraan. 

"Williams — J. W. Dudley; . 

Churches, 6 


(From 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by Ex-President Fry.) 

Next Session — Left to the discretion of Ex- 
ecutive Board. 

Pre.sident, Rev. 'W. R. Caldwell, Montesano, 

Secretary, A. W. Fry, Western, "Wash. 

Treasurer, Lydia Fry, Montesano, Wash. 

Ministers — J. Emmett Brown, O. W. Byrk 
W. R. Caldwell, H. Fry, A. J. Golden, F. D. 
Hutton, T. Stone. 

Licentiate — Mrs. Mary Hutton. 

Ordained, 7; licentiate, 1. 

Chnreh, Pastor, "Value, Members, Clerk 

Bitter Creek — ; ; 11; Mrs. Wilkie, 

Montesano, "^^ash. 

Brooklyn— O. W. Byrk; ; ; — . 

Delphi ; ; 16; E. C. Meyer, Delphi, 

Melbourne — Rev. Teiart; $100; 8; Mrs. T. 

Stone, Melbourne, Wash. 
Monte.sauo — A. J. Golden; $1,000; 40. 
AVestern or John's River — W. R. Caldwell; 

$675; 30; A. A. Fry, Western, Wash. 
AVynoochee Valley— ; ; 12; Jesse 

Lamb. Montesano, Wash. 

Churches, 7; valuation, $1,775; membership, 
117; Sunday-schools, 5. 


(Prom 1910 Annual.) 
(Reported by President Julian.) 

President, Rev. M. P. Julian, St. Cloud, Fla. 

Vice-President, Rev. J. F. Baker, Garnett, 

Secretary, Rev. D. D. McGinnis, Francis, 

Ministers — J. F. Baker, S. S. Drake, M. P. 
Julian, A. J. Manners, D. D. McGinnis, Sam- 
uel Raynor. 

Ordained, 6. 

Church, Pastor, Value, 3Iembers, Clerk 

Elizabeth Chapel — S. S. Drake. 
Elm^vood — D. D. McGinnis. 
Francis — D. D. McGinnis. 
Lone Cedar — S. S. Drake. 
Lick Branch — No pastor. 
Pleasant Grove — A. J. Manners. 
Wolf Branch — No pastor. 
Churclies, 7. 


(Reported by President Atkinson.) 

The Wyoming- Christian Conference was 
organized June 29, 1909. Its officers are the 
following: President, Daniel B. Atkinson; 
Vice-President, Harry Haas; Secretary, Wil- 
liam A. Freeman; Treasurer, G. A. Davis. 

The members of the conference are: Ordained 
— Daniel B. Atkinson, Jireh, Wyoming; 
George Dalzell, Jireh, Wyoming; C. R. Fen- 
wick, Luther, Wyoming-; Mrs. Minnie Fen- 
wick, Luther, Wyoming; William A. Free- 
man, Jireh, "Wyoming-; Dalmanutha Powell, 
Jireh, Wyoming. Licentiates — Mrs. Ozella 
Davis, Jireh, Wyoming; Thomas C. House, 
Jireh, "Wyoming. 

The conference has one organized church, 
the Christian church of Jireh, Wyoming-, of 
which Daniel B. Atkinson is pastor. Relig- 
ious services have been conducted the past 
year at Valley View, Keeline, Orin, Chimney 
Rock, Lost Springs, Egbert, Tennessee, and 
other places by ministers of the conferences. 
Sunday-schools have been maintained at all 
these places. There were twenty additions 
to the churcli of Jireh. 

One of the main features of the Wyoming 
movement is Jireh College, of which "William 
Flammer, M. A., B. D., is president. This 
institution opened its doors to students in 
the spring of 1910. The college building, 
valued at $15,000.00 is near enougli com- 
pleted to be used, for scliool purposes. The 
total enrollment of students to date is about 
forty-five. This is the only Christian col- 
lege in the state of "Wyoming. 


(Reported by Secretary Gee.) 

Next Session — Davis Run church, Thurs- 
day before the first full moon in October, 
1911, at 2 p. m. 

President, Rev. W. L. Maddix, Prater, Ky. 

Vice-President, Rev. J. S. Everman, Char- 
lotte Furnace, Ky. 

Secretary, Rev. Robert Gee, Fontana, Ky. 

Treasurer, William Elam. 

In order that the Christian churches in 
Kentucky might all have the benefit of the 
charter which was enacted April 4, 1878, the 
Kentucky Christian Conference and the Mid- 
dle Kentucky Christian Conference met at 
King's Chapel, October 23, 1890, and consoli- 
dated, the name to be The Kentucky State 
Christian Conference, with Districts No. 1 
and No. 2. 

Report of District No. 1. 

(By Rev. C. H. Godfrey, Secretary.) 

Next Session with the Christian church, 
Rugless, Lewis County, Ky., Thursday be- 
fore the first full moon in August, 1911, at 
2 p. m. 

President, Josepli Jorden, Record, Lewis 
County, Ky. 

A^ice-President, F. M. Logan, Brushart, 
Greenup County, Ky. 

Secretary, C. H. Godfrey, Rugless, Lewis 
County, Ky. 

Ministers — G. W. Adams, J. H. Bryant, W. 
L. Evans, C. H. Godfrey, James Hobbs, Wil- 
liam Hobbs, S. J. Hughs, Linsley Jordan, 
Joseph Jordan, C. H. Langden, F. M. Logan, 
James Logan, William MacKown, J. S. Scott, 
G. W. Staggs. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — G. W. E. "U^olford: sclioolhouse; 14; 
A. H. Humphries, Roads, Ky. 



Beaoh Grove — No pastor; $350; 33; Samuel 

BQvd, Vanceburg-, Ky. 
Bethel — G. W. E. Wolford; $2,000; 75; Jef. 

Fannin, Roads, Ky. 
Boone Furnace — No pastor; schoolhouse; 36; 

H. O. Davis. Carter, Ky. 
Briary — No pastor; schoolliouse; 14; Rebecca 

Vee'cli, Qnincy, Ky. 
Elliott Chapel — No pastor; schoolhouse; 34; 

Nannie Elliott, Vanceburg-, Ky. 
(ilohe — M. H. Wilbern; $400; 39; O. E. Jordan, 

Globe, Ky. 
>fnses Mills — No pastor; $2,000; 47; Calvin 

Hester, Muses Mills, Ky. 
Pine A'alley — No pastor; schoolhouse; 25; 

Charles T. Lewis, Vanceburg, Ky. 
Reil Brush — F. M. Logan; schoolhouse; 68; 

Marv Bruce, Record, Ky. 
Rock Run — No pastor; schoolhouse; 26; Wil- 
liam Hook, Vanceburg-, Ky. 
Rock Sprins — No pastor; schoolhouse; 3S; 

Fielding- Horsley, Carter, Ky. 
Riisriess — No pastor; schoolhouse; 50; C. H. 

Godfrey, Rugless, Ky. 
Smiths Chapel — No pastor; $450; 47; Sallie 

McCalley. Vanceburg-, Ky. 
St. Paul — No pa.stor; schoolliouse; 38; Mary 

Zorns, Carter, Ky. 
AValnnt Grove — F. M. Logran; $1,000; 69; D. 

Smith, Brushart. Ky. 

Nine Sunday-schools -with a membership of 

Report of District No. 2. 

(By L. H. Forrest, Secretary.) 

IVext Ses.sion -with the Christian Church at 
the Mouth of Pope Hollow, Thursday before 
the first full moon in September, 1911, at 
2 p. m. 

President, J. H. Ellis, Winkler, Elliott 
County, Ky. 

Vice-President, F. M. Thomas, Stinson, Car- 
ter County, Ky. 

Secretary, L. H. Forrest, Sandy Hook, Bl- 
Hott County, Ky. 

Ministers — Ambrose demons, J. H. Ellis, 
James Evans. James S. E'verman. L. H. For- 
rest, D. A. Fraley, J. "W. Gee, Robert Gee, 
W. L. Maddix, John Messer, Andy More, Wiley 
Prater, Harvey Sanders. G. W. Sexton, P. M. 
Thomas-, Harvey Trent, William Whltlock, M. 
H. Wilbern, G. ■V\". E. Wolford. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Menihers, Clerk. 

Alcorn — No pastor; schoolhouse; 26; No clerk 

Barretts Creek — Robert Gee; schoolhouse; 12; 
John R. Gee, Grayson, Ky. 

Bis- Run — No pastor; schoolhouse; 18; John 
Tavlor, Princess, Ky. 

Davies Run — No pastor; $300; 60; Bud Wil- 
liams, Willard, Ky. 

Denton — No pastor; schoolhouse; 63; No clerk 

Everman's Chapel — F. M. Thomas; school- 
house: 27; Dice Everman, Pontana, Ky. 

Ftilts — Robert Gee; schoolhouse; 19; Melven 
Ison, Fults, Ky. 

Kind's Chapel — M. H. Wilbern; schoolhouse; 
112: M. Brown, Saulsbury, Ky. 

I, ether-wood — No pastor; schoolhouse; 45; 
John Cline, Jacobs, Ky. 

Music — No pastor; schoolhouse; 11; Saman- 
tha Sexton, Music. Ky. 

Plea.sant Hill — No pastor; schoolhouse; 18; 
Mary J. Johnson, Limestone, Ky. 

Pleasant VIe-«- — L. H. Forrest; schoolhouse; 
40; No clerk given. 

Pope Hollo-w- — P. M. Thomas; schoolhouse; 19; 

John Gilbert, Grayson, Ky. 
Runa — No pastor; schoolhouse; 56; Jef. Law- 
son, Coalton, Ky. 
Spice-»vood — J. S. Everman; schoolhouse; 69; 

Bettie Everman, Charlotte Furnace, Ky. 
Spring Branch — No pastor; schoolhouse; 60; 

No clerk given. ^ 

Stinson — F. M. Thomas; schoolhouse; 55; No 

clerk given. 
Strait Creek — No pastor; $300; 69; No clerk 

Union Chapel — No pastor; schoolhouse; 40; 

No clerk given. 

7 Sunday-schools with a membership of 

District No. 1 — Ministers, 15; churches, 16; 
valuation. $1,000; membership, 653; Sunday- 
schools, 9; S. S. membership, 1,600. 

District No. 2 — Ministers. 19; churches, 19; 
valuation, $600; membership, 819; Sunday- 
schools, 7; S. S. membership, 1,200. 

Total — Ministers, 34; churches, 35; valua- 
tion, $1,600; membership, 1,472; Sunday- 
schools. 16; S. S. membership, 2,800. 


(Reported by Secretary Meadows.) 

Next Session — To be held with the St. John 
Christian Church, at Muses Mills, Fleming 
Co., Ky., on September 7, 1911, at 2 o'clock 
p. m. 

President, Z. T. Thacker, Big Run, Ky. 

Vice-President, James Tomlin, Ellisberry, 

Secretary, T. H. Meadows, Muses Mills, Ky. 

Treasurer, J. R. Brammer, Muses Mills, Ky. 

Minister.s — Lethie T. Applegate, T. S. 
Blankenship, Minnie Brammer, John Carring- 
ton D C. Colgan, Martha Colville, S. H. Col- 
vllle H. H. Conlev, B. F. Craig, M. M. Davis, 
J A Dunagan, "W^. T. Dummitt, E. R. Glass- 
cock. T. H. Glasscock, D. L. Gray, J. F. Harp- 
er, W. W. Hedger, J. P. Hobbs, M. C. Hobbs, 
GW Holt, Taylor Humphries, S. P. Lawtaurn, 
G W. Liles. J. M. Liles, T. H. Meadows, J. W. 
McClease, Clara Morgan, D. B. Morgan, H. 
Pressley, R. L. Rayborne, D. J. Ross, Martha 
M. Saunders, C. O. Spriggs. S. Stratton. S. P. 
Scott. Z. T. Thacker, Sr., Z. T. Thacker. Jr., 
James Tomlin, G. N. Upton, G. W. Wheat, J. 
R. Wiggins. 

Licentiates — James Daniels, William Du- 
mitt, Mary Gardner, Clarence Gray, J. M. 
Hamilton, Sam. Humphries, R. R. Levis, 
James Palmer, Charles Roberts, Edith Roe, 
J. W. Shelton, Gee Sourwine, Lewis Spriggs, 
Isaac Upton, C. Vandbiber. 

Ordained, 43; licentiates, 15. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Blankenship— D. C. Colgan; $600; 132; Green 
Jacobs, Mouth of Laurel, Ky. 

Blue Bank— D. C. Colgan; $200; 58; Mrs. Chas. 
Calbert, Goddard, Ky. 

Carter— No pastor: ; 11; C. P. Fultz, Car- 
ter City, Ky. ^ , 

Cedar Leaf- D. L. Gray; ; 44; Carl Helter-^ 

brank, Manchester, Ohio. 

Clarkesberg- — T. H. Glasscock; $150; 50; G. A. 
Webster, Vanceberg, Ky. 

Crain Creek — T. H. Glasscock; $300; 110; Mil- 
lard Cooper, Ni Si, Ky. „r -rr rrr 

Elbethel— E. R. Glasscock; $800; 34; W. H. W. 
Outen, Springdale, Ky., R. P. D- 3. 




Head of Holly— M. C. Hobbs; ; 40; T. Har- 
ris, Vallev, Ky. 
Henkley — A. E. Loper; ; 50; B. G. How- 
ard, Portsmouth, Ohio, Station No. 2. 
Honey Grove — F. S. Blankenship; ; 71; 

Elisha Butler, Libbie, Ky. 
liaiirel Point — No pastor; ; 

ford, Head of Grassv, Ky. 
liiberty Grove — J. R. Wiggins; 

Appiegate, Ribolt, Ky. 
I>ong: Uck — J. A. Dunagan: 

Smith, Stouts, Ohio. 
>founc1s Run — No pastor; 

Liles. Portsmouth. Ohio, Station No. 2. 
Mt. of Blessings — Z. T. Thacker; 

Annie Sweargen, Olive Hill, Kv. 

North Cut — F. S. Blankenship; ; 39; . 

Onklaud — F. S. Blankenship; ; 20; J. W. 

Burton. Resort, Ky. 
Vt. Plea.snut — T. H.' Glassoock; $200; 122; M. 

M. Davis, Muses Mills, Ky. 
Sarilim — G. W. Liles; ; 52- Robert Little- 
ton, ^lunson, Ky. 
Sllonie — Z. T. Thacker, Sr.; ; .5.3; Joseph 

Jordan, Carter, Kv. 
Statforrts Hill — — — ; ; 7.5; Eliza Cooper, 

Garrison. Kv. 
St. John — T. H. Glasscock; $500; 102; J. R. 

Brammer, Muses Mills. Kv. 
Straight Fork — T. S. Blankenship; ; 37; 

J. M. Hamilton, Mouth of Laurel, Ky. 

Beaoh IVood — G. ^^. Liles; ; IS; . 

>loore'is Sfhoolhouse — G. N. Upton; ; 42; 

John McClerg. 
Portsmouth — B. F. Craig; ; 32; Lewis 

Spriggs, Portsmouth, 369 E. 10th St. 
Ro.s.s fhapej — Z. T. Thacker, Sr. ; 

Sarah Ross, Olive Hill. Ky. 
Suiith Creek — J. W. McClease; -^ — ; 32; 
Tha<'ker"s Chapel — Z. T. Thacker, Sr.; 

34; Rowland Crawford, Stricket, Ky. 

Churches, 29; valuation, $3,400; member- 
ship, 1,409; Sunday-schools, 13. 



Shaver Run — A. P. Swadley; $800; 20; S. Louk. 

Spruee — A. P. Swadlev; ; 11; . 

Timlnick — N. B. T^Tiller; ; 12; . 

VVoIford's Chapel — Z. J. Powers; $500; 19; F. 

G. Teter. 

Churches, 17; valuation. $4,200; member- 
ship, 231. 

(■Reported by Secretary Montague.) 

IVe^'t Sps.sion — On Thursday before the sec- 
ond Sunday in August, 1911.' 

Pre-sident. C. G. Hill. Station A, Charleston, 
West Virginia. 

Vice-Pre.sident. Jolin W. Withrow, Shrews- 
burg. West Virginia. 

Seoretnrv. A. A. Montague, Shrewsbury, 
T\^est Vir<?-inia. 

Treasurer. A. A. Montague, Shrew^sbury, 
Wf»si- "^'ircinia. 

''Tiiristers — Frnest G'^ff. William Morestella, 
yy. TVT, p^aves, W. W. Richman, N. Sharp, John 
W. Witbr-w. 

Licentiates — W. Beaver, Birt Fisher, George 

Ordained, 6; licentiates, 3. 

Chureh. Clerk 

Charleston — Louis Eadins, Station A, Charles- 
ton. T\". Va. 

Dunarifl' — M. Sh"rt. Diinsrriff, T\^ Vm. 

Henderson — Norman Gibson. H'^nderson, "W. 

fountain Valley — James Lenear, Halev, W. 

Shreivsb'iry — Airs. Julia Montague, Shrews- 
bury, W. Va. 
Churches. 5; Sunday-schools, 3. 


Next Session — Wolfords Chapel, Thursday 
before the last Sunday in September, 1911, at 
10 a. m. 

President. C. J. Wolford. 
■ Vice-President, A. P. Sw^adley. 

Secretary, Z. J. Pow^ers. 

Assistant .Secretary, Flossie G. Teter. 

Treasurer, N. B. J^riller. 

Ministers — S. M. Boner, N. B. Miller. Z. J. 
Powers. S. E. Riggleman, Mrs. S. J. Riggle- 
man, A. P. Swadley. John Tamkin. 

l/icentiates — Jacob Allender, T. B. George, 
E. L. Smith, C. J. Wolford. 

Ordained, 7; licentiates, 4. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Meniber.s, Clerk. 

Buchanan A''alley — Jno. Tamkin; ; 7; . 

Clover >»t. — S. E. Riggleman; $900; 10; J. F. 

Davi.s — N. B. Millar; ; 12; . 

Flanagan's Hill — Z. J. Powers; $500; 17; . 

Fork >lt. — S. E. Riggleman; ; 9; Mrs. Pen- 

Huff — A. P. Swadley; $200; 35; . 

Mill Ridc^e — Evangelists; ; 14: . 

Mill Run — N. B. Miller; ; 8: E. D. Boner. 

Oak Dale — Jno. Tamkin; $500; 20; Miss Bobo. 

Pettit — N. B. Miller; ; 9; ■ . 

Riffle Creek — Jno. Tamkin; ; 6; . 

River Hale — Jno. Tamkin; ; 10; . 

Roy Chapel— Z. J. Powers; $S00; 13; S. H. Roy. 


(Reported by M. T. Morrill. > 

Next Session — P^nce. Tfoi^ruarv. 1911. 

President, Pev. T. E. White, Sanford, N. C. 

Se«'ref"-v. .Tulio TTbides 

Treasurer. 'Ppt. p. P. Barrett, Ponce. 

AFinisters — D. P. Barrett, Miss Jennie Mish- 
ler. T "P White. 

' icerfi»t-»>! — ^n^nel ^J'evnandp'i^ Salinas; 
Perivn Roman. «alinas; Ovidio Rios, Ponce. 

Ordained,. 3; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members 

4rHs — Ovidio Rios; ; 25. 

Hescalabrado : : 9. 

.lauca — : : *'. 

T»,Mwe — r> p. Rp'-r'-n: : 70. 

Salinas — T. E. ^Hiite; $2,500; 63. 

.Santa Isabel — Miss Jennie ATjshler; ; 8. 

Cliurches, 6; valuation, $2,500; membership, 


(Reported by Secretary Johnson.) 

Territory — The Southern Christian Conven- 
ti'^n is composed "f the following confer- 
ences: Virginia Valley Central Conference, A. 
W. Andes, Weyers Cave, Va., secretarv; Geor- 
gia and Alabama Conference, J. P. Hill, Jr., 



Phoenix, Ala., secretai'y; Alabama Confer- 
ence, J. W. Payne, secretary, Wedowee, Ala., 
R. R. 3; Eastern Virginia Conference, Rev. 
I. W. Johnson. Suffolk, Va., secretary; 
Western Nortli Carolina Conference, Rev. 
J. W. Patton, Elon College, N. C, secre- 
tary; N. C. and Virginia Conference, W. P. 
Lawrence, secretary, Elon College, N. C. ; 
Eastern North Carolina Conference, Rev. W. 
C. Wicker, secretary, Elon College, N. C. 

Next Session will meet Tuesday before the 
first Sunday in May, 1912. The selection of 
the place was left to tlie Executive Commit- 
tee, whicli will also prepare the program and 
order of business. 

Pre-sident, Rev. W. W. Staley, D. D., Suf- 
folk, Va. 

Viee-President, Rev. J. O. Atkinson, D. D., 
Elon College, N. C. 

Secretary, Rev. I. W. Johnson, Suffolk, Va. 

Assistant Secretary, Rev. J. W^. Patton, 
Elon College, N. C. 

Treasurer, J. A. Mills, Raleigh, N. C. 

In accordance with the Convention recom- 
mendations, all tlie conferences have organ- 
ized local Conference Missionary Associa- 
tions. These associations have been officered 
in the manner of the Convention Association. 
By the plans thus inaugurated the funds for 
home missions will be greatly increased. As 
regards foreign ' missions, there is a steady 
growth of interest. A special call was made 
upon the conferences for missions at the 
late session of tlie Convention. 

Tlie report of the Committee on Schools 
and Colleges, made at Greensboro, N. C. 
shows Elon College to be highly successful 
and the endowment increased to $30,000. 
That the churclies composing tlie Convention 
pay a fixed sum annually of $2,200 for Elon 
College. Tlius the college is freed froin em- 
barrassment as to its future progress. In 
1904, it was decided to build a new dormitory 
to cost about $20,000, with modern equip- 
ments. Tills building is now completed at a 
cost of about $40,000. It contains music 
rooms and art studio, in addition to accom- 
:nodations for about one liundred young la- 
dies. Prof. E'. L. Moflitt, Elon College, N. C, 
is president of the college, and its financial 
affairs are entrusted to liim. The president 
is now conducting a campaign raising an en- 
dowment of $50,000. Already ten men have 
given $1,000 eacli, and quite a number have 
given $500 each. 

The Orplianage, projected by the Conven- 
tion, is now opened, and is under the man- 
agement of Rev. J. L. Foster, superintendent, 
Elon College, N. C. He is also the author- 
ized financial agent. There are at present 3fi 
chil^>-en in the Orplianage. 

The Christian Sun, purchased by the 
Southern Convention, is edited by Rev. J. O. 
Atkinson, D. D., who was re-elected. 


(Reported by Secretary Patton.) 

Next Session — Ether, , N. C, Wednesday - 
Fridav, after second Sunday in November, 
1911 — November 14-17. 

President, Rev. T. E. White, Ramseur, N. C. 

Secretary, Rev. J. W. Patton, Elon College, 
N. C. 

Treasurer, Capt. J. A. Turrentine, Burling- 
ton, N. C. 

Department Secretaries — Executive, Rev. T. 
E. White, Ramseur, N. C; Home Missions, 
Maj. E. Moffitt, Asheboro, N. C. ; Foreign Mis- 
sions, Rev. D. A. Long, D. D., Graham, N. C. ; 
Religious Literature, Dr. E. L. Moffitt, Elon 
College, N. C. ; Moral Reform, Rev. H. A. Al- 
briglit, Seagrove, N. C. ; Sunday-schools, Rev. 
J. P. Morgan, Elon College, N. C. ; Education, 
Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. D., Burlington, N. C; 
Christian Endeavor, Rev. P. H. Fleming, D. 
D., Burlington, N. C.; Apportionments, Rev. 
P. H. Fleming, D. D., Burlington, N. C; Pro- 
gram, Rev. T. B. White, Ramseur, N. C. 

Ministers — H. A. Albriglit, C. A. Boone, J. 
R. Comer, L. I. Cox, P. H. Fleming, W. W. 
Lawrence, D. A. Long, W. S. Long, H. T. 
Moffitt, J. U. Newman, J. W. Patton, T. E. 
White, R. L. Williamson, J. A. Webster. 

Ucentiates — J. F. Morgan, W. N. Hayes. 

Ordained, 15; licentiates, 2. 

Cliiireli, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

4ntioch (C> — H. F. "Wolfe; $600; ST; O. M. 

Dorsette, Goldston, N. C. 
Antioch' (R) — R. L. "Williamson; $425; 51; An- 
nie Hayes, Seagrove, N. C. 
Ashboro ; $125; 18; E. MoflStt, Ashboro, 

N. C. 
Bis Oak — H. A. Albright; $400; 76; Evandev 

Cole, Eagle Springs, N. C. 
Brown's Chapel — ^^\ N. Hayes, $400; 107; J. B. 

Morgan, Spies, N. C. 
Burling-ton — P. H. Fleming; $6,000; 296; Jas. 

P. Montgomery, Burlington, N. C. 
Center Grove — ^^T. W. Strowd; $700; 44; R. U. 

White, Moncure, N. C. 
Christian Union — S. B. Klapp; $200; 57; C. 

McNeil, Steeds, N. C. 
Ether — J. F. Morgan; ; IS; C. C. Phillips, 

Ether, N. C. 
Graham — U. E. Smith; $1,750; 43; J. D. Ker- 

nodle, Graham, N. C. 
Graces Chapel — P. T. Klapp; $500; 40; R. B. 

Coggin, Sanford, N. C. 
Hanks Chapel — G. R. Underwood; $1,000; 154; 

U. E. Cole, Pittsboro, N. C. 
Keyser — S. B. Klapp; $1,000; 30; Wm. Keith, 

Kevser, N. C. 
Liberty — H. F. Wolfe; $1,000; 31; O. T. Hatch, 

Liberty, N. C. 
Mt. Pleasant — J. D. Wicker; $500; 46; E. L. 

Autrv, Cameron, N. C. 
New Center — S. B. Klapp; $700; 119; O. D. 

Lawrence, Seagrove, N. C, R. R. 1. 
New Providence ; $3,000; 80; J. M. Tur- 
ner, Graham, N. C. 
Park's Cross Roads — L. I. Cox; $2,000; 152; 

R. W. York, Ramseur, N. C. 
Patterscn's Grove — W. N. Hayes; $500; 25; J. 

A. Ellington, Franklinville, N. C. 
Pleasant Cros.-n — W. N. Hayes; $330; 51; Jno. 

Pugh, Franklinville. N. C. 
Pleasant Grove — H. A. Albright; $1,000; 191; 

W. U. Welch, Ore Hill, N. C. 
Pleasant Hill — J. O. Cox; $1,300; 147; Blanch 

Teague, Liberty, N. C. 
Pleasant Ridse — U. E. Smith; $800; 150; W. E. 

Allred, Ramseur, N. C. 
Pleasant Union ; $500; 27; W. Z. Harris, 

Jackson Creek, N. C. 
Poplar Branch — H. F. Wolfe; $1,000; 28; F. O. 

Leonard, Jonesboro, N. C. 
Ramseur — U. E. Smith; $1,000; 55; T. A. 

Moflitt, Ramseur, N. C. 
Shacly Grove — J. F. Morgan; $800; 51; Hiram 

Freeman, Ether, N. C. 
Shiloh — R. L. Williamson; $600; 110; B. S. 

Moflitt, Ramseur, N. C. 



Sm!th\>-flod — J. F. Morgan; $500; 75; P. W. 

Humble. Liberty, N. C. 
Spoou's Chapel — W. N. Hayes; $200;' 23; D. U. 

Hamilton, Asheboro, N. C. 
St. Johns — ; $500; 103; B. V. Saunders, 

Randleman, N. C. 
Union Grove — J. R. Comer; $1,000; 65; Oscar 

Brown. Brown, N. C. 
Zion— G. R. Underwood; $1,000; 109; T. E. 

Farrell. Moncure. N. C. 

Churches. 33; valuation, $31,330; member- 
ship, 2,5S7; Sunday-schools, 25; Endeavor So- 
cieties, fi; Christian Missionary AssociatioHi 1. 

(Reported by Secretary Wicker.) 

Next Se.ssion — November, Saturday before 
first Sunday, 1911; Catawba Springs Church 

President, Rev. G. R. Underwood, Sanford 
N. C. 

Standing: Seeretary, Rev. W. C. "U'icker 
Elon Colleg-e, N. C. 

Treasurer, "U'. J. Ballentine, Puquay 
Spring's. N. C. 

Ministers — A. P. Barbee, W. G. Clements, 
Jas. L. Foster, Geo. J. Green, L. F. Johnson, 
C. E. Newman, T. A. Pounds, Herbert Scholz, 
G. R. Underwood, J. D. Wicker, W. C. Wicker 
M. L. Winston. H. F. Wolfe. 

Licentiates — A. T. Banks, J.. Lee Johnson. 

Ordained, 13; licentiates, 2. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — Herbert Scholz; $1,000; 133; Pearle 

D. Wall. Elams. N. C. 
Auburn — L. P. Johnson; $800; 53; Jas. I. 

Brand, Auburn, N. C. 
Amelia — A. T. Banks; $1,000; 58; W. A. Smith, 

Clayton, N. C. 
Bethel — J. S. Carden; $600; 17; Helen Marks, 

New Hill, N. C. 
Bethlehem — Herbert Scholz; $500; 70; Bing- 
ham King'. Littleton. N. C. 
Beulah— H. F. Wolfe; $700; 75; J. B. Edwards, 

Youngsville, N. C. 
Cata-ivba Springs — A. P. Barbee; $1,000; 123; 

T. M. Franks, Apex, N. C. 
Chapel Hill — W. G. Clements; $500; 17; E. W 

Neville, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
Christian Chapel — J. S. Cardon; $1,000; 140; 

J. J. Womble. New Hill, N. C. 
Christian Lig'bt — W. G. Clements; '$5 00; 24; S. 

O. Brown, Kipling, N. C. 
Damascus — A. P. Barbee; $1,500; 131; S. E. 

Poythress. Chapel Hill, N. C. ♦ 

Ehenezer — J. Lee Johnson; $500; 116; M. J. 

Carlton. Raleigh, N. C. 
Fullers — C. E. Newman; $550; 

hill. Henderson, N. C. 
Good Hope — J. W. Patton; $300; 52; J. R. 

Davis, Youngsville. N. C. 
Hayes Chapel — A. P. Barbee; 

Johnson, Garner, N. C. 
Henderson — C. E. Newman; 

Harton. Henderson, N. C. 
Liberty — C. E. Newman; $3,000; 249; E. 

Newman, Epsom, N. C. 
Martha's Chapel — G. R. Underwood; $700; 70; 

T. G. Morgan. Apex. N. C. 
Moore Union — P. T. Klapp; $200; 88; D. C. 

Avent. Sanford. N. C. R. R. 2. 
Morri-sville — J. W. Patton; $800; 46; J. H. Mor- 

ing. Morrisville. N. C. 
Mt. Auburn — J. L. Foster; $1,000; 177; S. P. 
Read, Palmer Springs, Va. 

70; Eunice Cog- 


$1,000; 32; J. D. 

$4,200; 54; C. D. 


Mt, Carmel— W. L. Wells; $700; '103; John 

Mitchell. Franklinton, N. C. 
-Mt. Gilead — Herbert Scholz; $600; 42; W. H. 

Perdue, Louisburg, N. C. 
Mt. Hermon — A. T. Banks; $800; 54; J. G. 

Penny, Garner. N. C. 
Nev»- Elam — G. R. Underwood; $1,000; 193; S. 

V. Holt, New Hill, N. C. 
New Hill — J. S. Cardeh; $250; 35; I>. D. Lash- 
lee, New Hill, N. C. 
New Hope— W. G. Clements; $500; 13?; R. R. 

Perrv, Youngsville, N. C. 
0'Kelley'.s Chapel — W. L. Wells; $1,200; 63; J. 

R. S. Atkins, Durham, N. C. ' 

Oak Level— TV. G. Clements; $1,000; 105; Miss 

Annie Staley, Franklinton. N. C. 
Pleasant Hill — J. D. Wicker; $500; 48; J. W. 

Neiglibors, Benson. N. C. ' 
Pleasant Union — J. D. Wicker; $800; 115; J. D.. 

Long, Lillington, N. C 
Piney Plains-^-J. Lee Johnson; $500; 46; H. G. 

Franklin, Method, N. C. ' 
Plymouth — A. T. Banks; $500; 65; G. P. Par- 
tin. Jr.. McCullers, N. C. 
Pone's Chapel — J. W. Patton; $1,000; 138; 

Louie Williams. Franklinton, N. C. 
Raleigh — L. F. Johnson; $^,000; 105; C. H. 

Wiggins. Raleigh, N. C. 
Sanford — Dr. T\^ S. Long; $2,000; 97; J. E. 

"^'av. Sanford, N; C. 
Shallow AVell — ^V. L. Wells; $1,000; 186; J. P. 

Avent. Jonesboro, N. C. 
Six Forks — L. F. Johnson; $750; 115; G. L. B. 

Pennv, Raleigh, N. C. 
Turner's Chapel — H. F. Wolfe; $500; 26; A. W. 

"U^icker, Colon, N. C. 
AVake Chapel — J. Lee Johnson; $1,500; 123; 

Ella Johnson Smith, Cardenas, N. C. 
AVeutworth — J. W. Patton; $600; 73; L. D. 

Stephenson, McCullers, N. C. 
Youngsville — W. S. Long. D. D. : $1,800; 36; L. 

E. "U'inston. Yotingsville, N. C. 

Churches, 44; valuation, $42,750; member- 
ship, 3,701; Sunday-schools, 42; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 10. 


(Reported by Secretary Lawrence.) 

Next Session — Tuesday after third Sunday 
in November, 1911, at Bethlehem, Altamahaw, 
N. C. 

President, Rev. J. W. Holt, Burlington, N. C. 

Secretary. "W. P. Lawrence, Elon College, 
N. C. 

Treasurer, D. S. Farmer, News Ferry, Va. 

Ministers — J. O. Atkinson, J. S. Carden, J. 
O. Cox, T. B. Dawson, H. C. Fulton, W. T. 
Herndon, J. W. Holt. A. F. Iselev, S. B. Klapp, 
P. T. Klapp. C. C. Peel, J. W. Pinnix. T. W. 
Strowd, G. W. Tickle, J. W. Wellons. W. L. 

Licentiates — R. P. Grumpier, H. E. Truitt, 
B. J. Eaye. 

Ordained, l'6; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Men»bers, Clerk. 

Apples Chapel — L. I. Cox; $1,200; 293; Alfred 
Apple, Browns Summit, N. C. 

Belews Creek — C. C. Peel; $700; 70; V. O. 
Roberson. Belews Creek, N. C. 

Berea — C. C. Peel; $3,000; 106; C. N. Pritch- 
ett. Altamaliaw, N. C. 

Bethlehem — J. ^A^. Holt; $2,500; 324; Clyde Ise- 
lev. Altamahaw, N. C. 



Miss Cora 

87; ^V, 

Bethel— T. W. StTowd; $1,000; 79; J. P. O'Fer- 

rell, Union Ridge, N. C. 
Conc'ord — A. F. Iseley; $700; 58; G. G. Ander- 
son, Altamahaw, N. C, R. R. 2. 
Durham — A. B. Barbee; $8,000; 177; J. L. 

Harward, Durham, N. C. 
Elon Collegre — J. O. Atkinson; ; 133; Al- 

lene Patton, Elon College, N. C. 

GoMheu Chapel ; $300; 30; No report. 

Greeiisburo ; $11,000; 135; L. M. Clymer. 

Greensboro, N. C. 
Happj- Home — S. B. Klapp; $1,000; 131; W. H. 

Davis, Ruffn, N. C. 
Haw River — W. G. Clements; $3,500; 68; O. Q. 

Purcell, Haw River, N. C. 
Hebron — C. C. Peel; $1,000; 141; J. W. Win- 
free, Virgilina. Va. 
Hines Chapel — W. C. Wicker; $800; 150; W. A. 

Heath, Greensboro, N. C. 
Howards Chapel — L. I. Cox; $1,000; 53; W. B. 

Madism, Wentworth, N. C. 
Ingram — S. B. Klapp; $1,500; SO; Miss Myrtle 

Boyd, Paces, Va. 

Kallam Grove ; $400; 24; . 

Lebanon — J. O. Cox; $2,000; 137; 

L. Foster, Semora, N. C. 

Liberty — C. E. Newman; ; 16; 

Longs Chapel — J. W. Holt; $800; 

Fitch, Burlington, N. C. 
Montieell« — L. I. Cox; $300; 28; W. G. Rudd. 

Monticfllo. N. C. 
Mt. Bethel — L. I. Cox; $1,2 00; 84; C. S. Strader, 

Stokesdale, N. C. 
Mt. Zion — T. W. Strowd; $800; 38; Mrs. Mary 

Bradley. Ffland, N. C. 
New Lebanon — L. I. C^x: $1,500; 86; Miss An- 
nie Sharp. Summerfield, N. C, R. R. 1. 
Plea.»»ant Grove — J. O. Atkinson; $4,000; 255; 

J. H. Farmer. Ne^vs Ferry, Va. 
Palm Street — W. C. Wicker; $3,500; 62: 

Grace Trollinger, Revolution, N. C. 
Plea.sant Ridge — J. S. Garden; $800; 88; 

Barker. Summerfield, N. C. 
Salem Chapel — W. T. Herndon; $600; 117; 

Miss Pattie Haizlip, Walnut Cove, N. C 
Shallow Prrd — C. C. Peel; $1,200; 95; W. D. 

T^'alker, Burlington, N. C. 
Union (N. C.» — .1. W. Holt; $4,000; 253; G. R. 

Graham. Buvlin.°:tnn. N. C. 
Union (Va.) — C. E. Newman; $1,500; 139; Al- 
fred Hayes, "^^irgilina. Va. 

Churches, 31; valuation. $49,300; member- 
ship, 3,511; Sunday-schools, 27; membership, 

(Note. — A campaign among the young peo- 
ple is increasing Young People's Christian 
Endeavor Societies and Teacher-Training and 
Organized Clas,sf's. About half the churthes 
have at least one of these.) 


(Reported by Secretary Andes.) 

Next Session — Leaksville, Thursday, Fri- 
day and Saturday before third Sunday in 
August, 1911. 

President, Rev. W. T. Walters, Winchester, 

. Viee-President, Rev. J. W. Dofflemyre, Elk- 
ton, Va. 

Seeretary, Rev. A. W. Andes, Harrisonburg, 

Assistant Secretary, Mrs. J. K. Ruebush, 
Dayton, Va. 

Treasurer, Samuel Earman, Harrisonburg, 

J. H. 

W^. F. Rit- 




Ministers — A. W. Andes, M. L. Bryant, J. 
"W. Dofflemyre, L. L. Lassiter, H. C. Moore, 
Killis Roach. W. T. Walters. 

Ordained, 7. 
Cliuroh, Pastor, A^alue, Members, Clerk. 
Antiorh — A. W. Andes; $2,000; 97; Berta F. 

Argenbright, Mt. Clinton, Va. 
Bethel — A. W. Andes; $800; 67; C. E. Hlmler, 

Elkton, Va. 
Bethlehem — W. T. Walters; $1,150; 115; S. W. 

Lincoln, Bmadv^^ay, Va. 
Beulah — Edward French; $700; 7; Minnie V. 

Black, Keezletown, Va. 
Concord — W. T. Walters; $500; 46; J. C. Huff- 
man, Timberville. Va. 
Christian Chapel — J. W. Dofflemyre; $4 00; 81; 

Curdy Shifflett, Boonesville, Va. 
Dry Run — A. W. Andes; ; 31; 

tenour. Seven Fountains, Va. 
East Liberty — J. W. Dofflemyre; 

B. Dovel, Strole. Va. 

High Point — Edward French; $200; 56; . 

Island Ford — J. W. Dofflemyre; $500; 107; Mrs. 

Cora Doup'ans. Elkton. ^''a. 
Joppa — A. W. Andes; $400; 37; M. E. Mcln- 

turff, Edith, Va. 
Leaksville — Edward French; $1,500; 124; Geo. 

C. Mayes, Lurav. "^^a. 

Linville — A. 'W. And^s; $1,000; 101; Sallie A. 

Pavne, Harrisonburg", ''^a. 
Mayl'and — W. T. Walters; $1,000; 29; Nettle 

Phillips. Broadway. Va. 
Mount Ijebaiion — A. W. Andes; $200; 78; Isaac 

N. Comer. Shenandoah, Va. 
Mount Olivet (Greew) — J. W. Dofflemyre; $800; 

164; W. A. Crawford, Dyke, Va. 
Mount Olivet (Rorkingham) — A. W. Andes; 

$600; 50; Mrs. Clara Sheppe, Elkton, Va. 
New Hope — Edward French; $1,200; S3; A. P. 

Liskey, Harrisonburg, Va. 
Newport — Edward French; $1,000; 120; E. L. 

Louderback, Stanleyton, Va. 
Palmyra — A. W. Andes; $800; 84; J. W. Car- 
per, E'dinburs'. Vr. 
Timber ^''ountain — W. T. Walters; ; 17; 

Jno. H. Park, Capon Bridge. W. Va. 
Timber Ridge — W. T. Walters; $4,000; 214; E. 

T. Arnold. Hook's Mills, W. Va. 
Whistler's Chapel — Edward French; 

Mamie ^^. F rd, Ouicksburg, Va. 
Wood's Chapel — Edward French; 

Mattie Estep. New Market, Va. 

Churches, 24; valuation, $19,850; member- 
shir, 1,900; Sunday-schools, IS; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 4. 


• (Reported by Secretary Johnson.') 

Next Session — Suffolk, Va., Tuesday before 
the First Sunday in November, 1911. 

President, Rfv. N. G. Nen'man, Holland, Va. 

Viee-President, Rev. C. H. Rowland, Frank- 
lin. Va. 

Secretary, Rev, I. W. Johnson, Suffolk, Va. 

Treasurer, W. H. J^nes, Jr., Suffolk. Va. 

Minister.s — D. P. Barrett, J. W. Barrett, J. 
P. Barrett, B. F. Black, H. H. Butler. M. W. 
Butler. A. M. Hanson. J. "W. Harrell, S. C. 
Harrell, W. D. Harward, McD. Howsare. I. W. 
J-^hnson, C. C. Jones. D. A. Keys. J. T. Kitch- 
en, N. G. Newman, R. H. Peel. J. M. Roberts, 
H. E. Rountree, C. H. Rowland, T\'. W. Stalev, 

Ordained, 21. 

Church, Pastor, A'^alue, Members, Clerk. 

Antioch — H. H. Butler; $1,500; 277; C. L. Grif- 
fin, Windsor, Va. 


$600; 64; 



Barrett's — R. H. Peel; $800; 155; J. E. Clem- 
ents, Dory, Va. 
Berea (Nanseinond) — I. W. Johnson; $4,000; 

131; E. L. Everett, Driver, Va. 
Berea (Norfolk) — J. W. Harrell; $3,000; 132; 

M. W. Hollowell, Portsmouth, Va., R. F. D. 

No. 2. 
Berkley— M. L. Bryant; $8,000; 171; W. H. 

Parron, Berkley, Va. 
Bethany — C. H. Rowland; $2,000; 64; W. W. 

Ellis. Franlvlin, Va. 
Bethlehem — H. H. Butler; $2,000; 263; J. W. 

Folk, Suffolk. Va. 
Burton's Grove — R. H. Peel; $800; 40; E. W. 

Carroll. Wakefield, Va. 
Centerville — H. E. Rountree; $300; 48; J. L. 

Moss, Disputanta, Va. 
Cypress Chapel — H. H. Butler; $2,500; 224; A. 

L. Harrell, Cypress Chapel, Va. 
Damascus- — B. F. Black; $1,400; 214; J. E. Cor- 

bitt, Sunbury, N. C. 
Dendron — C. C. Jones; $2,500; 93; W. S. Bar- 
rett, Dendron, Va. 
E:mporia — No pastor; $1,000; 44; J. D. Garris, 

Belfleld, Va. 
Eure's — J. M. Roberts; $1,000; 233; W. M. 

Sparkman, Eure. N. C. 
Franklin — C. H. Rowland; $6,000; 91; D. W. 

Darden, Franklin, Va. 
Hobson — I. W. Johnson; $1,500; 30; T. H. 

Beale, Hobson, Va. 
Holland — N. G. Newman; $4,500; 328; R. H. 

Reidell, Holland, Va. 
Holy Neck — N. G. Newman; $4,000; 499; R. C. 

Norfleet, Holland, Va. 
Isle of -Wight C. H. — R. H. Peel; $2,000; 139; 

C. H. Atkins, Isle of Wight, C. H., Va. 
Ivor — R. H. Peel; $1,000; 40; E. N. Johnson, 

Ivor, Va. 
Johnson's Grove — R. H. Peel; $2,500; 80; J. W. 

Johnson, Aidj'l, Va. 
Lamberts Point — J. W. Barrett: $2,500; 57; I. 

M.. Gioter, Lamberts Point, Va. 
Liberty Spring: — I. W. Johnson; $4,000; 228; C. 

E. Byrd, Holland, Va. 
Mt. Carniel — H. H. Butler; $4,000; 285; R. L. 

Bailey, Zuni. A"a. 
3It. Zion — I. "W. Johnson; $1,200; 65; C. P. 

Hicks, Crittenden, Va. 
New Lebanon — C. C. Jones; $1,250; 85; O. V. 

Cockes, Elberon, Va. 
Newport News — M. TV. Butler; $5,000; 134; J. 

S. Thompson, Newport News, Va. 
Norfolk — McD. Howsare; $25,000; 354; C. R. 

Hintbn, Norfolk, Va. 
Norfolk (Third Church) — A. M. Hanson; 

$5,000: 70; S. M. Smith, Norfolk, Va. 
Oak Grove — J. M. Roberts; $800; 73; W. C. 

Beaman, Savage, N. C. 
Oakland — I. W. Johnson; $3,000; 200; A. L. 

Beale, Everett's, Va. 
Portsmouth — J. "W. Harrell; $35,000; 170; J. P. 

Brothers, Jr., Norfolk, Va. 
Providence ; $2,500; 22; F. L. Portlock, 

Berkley, Va. 
Rosemont — McD. Howsare; $2,000; 31; B. H. 

Gibson, Berkley, Va. 
Sarem — J. M. Roberts; $1,000; 46; W. J. Fel- 

ton, Sarem, N. C. 
South Norfolk — No pastor; $3,500; 95; C. L. 

Stewart. South Norfolk, Va. 
Spring- Hill — H. E. Rountree; $1,000; 66; C. C. 

Richardson, Dunn, Va. 
Suffolk— W. W. Staley; $50,000; 707; John 

King-, Suffolk, Va. 
I'nion (Southhampton)^S. C. Harrell; $1,000; 

169; Joseph E. Scott. Franklin. Va. 
Union (Surry) — C. C. Jones; $1,000; 61; C. W. 

Whitmore, Dendron, Va. 

AVakefield— C. C. Jones; $5,500; 60; Mrs. J. J. 

Lincoln, Wakefield, Va. 
Waverly — H. Ei. Rountree; $8,000; 195; R. T 

AVest, Waverly, Va. 
AVindsor — R. H. Peel; $1,200; 67; J. G. Rob- 
erts, Windsor, Va. 

Churches, 43; valuation, $229,900; member- 
ship, 6,470; Sunday-schools, 43; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 5. 


(Reported by Secretary Hill.)' '. 
^ Next Session — River View, Ala., Tuesday, 
{qii ^' "^■' ^^ter fourth Sunday in October, 

President, Rev. L. E. Smith, Greensboro 
N. C. 

Vice-President, Rev. H. W. Elder, Rich- 
land, Ga. . 

Secretary, J. p. Hill, Jr., Phoenix. Ala. 

Assistant Secretary, Edwin E. Hill Phoenix 

Treasurer, J. H. Floyd, Chipley, Ga. 

Ministers — H. W. Elder, W. A. Fletcher J 
D. Garrison, G. M. Holder, L. E. Smith b' f' 

Licentiates — E. A. Cook, J. L. Cox R W 
Hiott, A. N. Macabee, J. W. Short. 

Ordained, 6; licentiates, 5. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk. 

Aldora — B. F. Young; ; 27; Charles 

Wheeler, Barnesville, Ga. 

Beulah — G. O. Lankford; $500; SO; C. L. Flynn, 
Phoenix, Ala. 

Brown Springs — J. H.. Milam; $1,000; 73; C. B. 
Lawrence, Juniper, Ga. 

Enigma — H. \^^ Elder; $1,500; 29; E; B. Har- 
ris, Enigma, Ga. 

L« Grange — Bj F.. Young; $1,500; 85; J. R. 
Hanson, La Grang-e, Ga. . - 

Lanett — E. M. Carter; $1,500; 69; S.'-L. Cobb, 
Lanett, Ala. 

Langdale — E. M. Carter; union; 47; W. N. 
Kitchen, Langdale, Ala. 

North Highlands (Columbus)— G. O. Lank- 
ford; $3,500; 70; P. L. Dukes, Columbus, Ga. 

Oak Grove — H. W. Elder; $1,000; 272; H. B. 
Floyd, Chipley, Ga. 

Providence Chapel — J. H. Milam; $1,000; 88; 
W. H. Bishop, Richland, Ga. 

Richland — H. W. Elder; $2,000; 35; Osca Per- 
ry, Richland, Ga. 

River View — G. M. Holder; union; 46; W. T. 
Hodges, M. D., River View, Ala. 

Rose Hill (Columbus) — H. W^. Elder; $8,000- 
26; ^V. D. Piper, Columbus, Ga. 

Shawmut — B. F. Young; union; 24; R. A. 
Clem, Shawmut, Ala. 

Union — H. W. Elder; $1,500; 32; H. C. Jester, 
Randal's Crossing, Ga. 

Churches, 15; valuation, $23,000; member- 
ship, 1,003. 


(Reported by Secretary Carter.) 

:\ext Ses.slon — Pleasant Grove, Abanda, Ala., 
beginning on Tuesday after the third Sunday 
in October, 1911. 

President, Rev. G. D. Hunt, Wadley, Ala. 

Vice-President, J. H. Hughes, Wedowee. 



Secretary, E. M. Carter, Chipley. Ga. The Convention is divided into three de- 

Treasure'r, Dr J. M. Welch, Wadley, Ala. partments, namely: Publication, Educational 

Ministers — C. W. Carter, E. M. Carter, C. M. and Missionary. 
Dollar, J. n. Dollar, T. J. Edmandson, J. W. Chairman Publication — Prof. H. E. Long-, 
Elder T H. Elder, J. H. Hughes, Geo. D. Franklinton, N. C. ; Chairman E^dueation, J. A. 
Hunt W. R. Knight, G. O. Lankford, M. F. Henderson, Woodworth, N. C. ; Chairman Mis- 
Lett, J. H. Milam, J. B. Orr, A. A. West. sionary. Rev. S. A. Howell, Newport News, 

Licentiates — W. A. Davis, J. Y. Knight. Va. 

Bloomer Veary 

Ordained, 15; licentiates, 3. 

Church, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Antioch — G. D. Hunt; $1,000; 75; Z. A. Kitch- 
ens, Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 1. 

Bethany — George Holder; $650; 
Shepherd, Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 

President, Rev. A. J. Holoway, Henderson, 
N. C. 

Secretary, Rev. J. M. Parson, Suffolk, Va. 
Treasurer, J. T. Reid, Whaleyville, Va. ^ 

The object is to do general missionary and 
educational work, to educate our ininistry 
and to enter the centers of population and 
0; D. W. build Christian churches and help to care for 
the schools and colleges established by the 
Beulah — G.D^ Huntr$2,006; 163; W. H. Cook, American Christian Convention. 

Wadley, Ala. . 

Christiana— C. W. Carter; $600; 68; R. S. Duck, ♦ 

Jr., Dadeville, Ala., R. P. D. 2. 
Corinth — J. H. Hughes; $300; 45; W. D. Smith, 

Wadlev, Ala., R. R. 4. 
Flint Hill — J. H. Hughes; $900; 20; Miss Net- 
tie Matthews, Goldville, Ala., R. F. D. No. 1. 
Forest Home — J. V. Knight; $500; 32; E. A. 

Smith, Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 2. 
Macedonia — J. W. Elder; $500; 57; L. L. 

Watts, DeArmanville, Ala., R. R. 3. 
McGuires Chapel — C. W. Carter; $500; 73; J. 

H. Veacv, Daviston, Ala. 
Mt. Zion — E. M. Carter; $600; 115; Mrs. Lula 

Sledge, Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 1. 
New HariKony — C. M. Dollar; $800; 1,08; E. A. 
West, Lineville. Ala., R. R. 1 


(Reported by Secretary Taylor.) 

Organized at St. Antioch Church, Maribel, 
Pamlico County, N. C. in 1889. 

Next Session — At Christian Chapel. Kuhn, 
Carterett County, N. C. Wednesday before 
the first Sunday in November, 1911. 

President. Rev. Joseph Mann, Pamlico, N. C. 
Vice-President, Rev. P. R. Randall, Ara- 
pahoe, N. C. 

Secretary, Rev. F. L. Taylor, 138 George- 
New Home — J. W. Elder; $550; 59; W. N. Street, Newbern, N. C. „ „ . „. 

Wri°-ht Delta Ala R R 2 Treasurer. Rev. Albert Small, 220 Broad St., 

New Hope— G. 'd. Hunt; $800; 191; W. H. Newbern, N. C. . ^. ^ ^ 

Plnvd Roanoke A-la R R 1 Ministers — J. S. Cowen, A. N. Gooden, Jos- 

Noonday— C. W. Carter; $'30o'; 45; A. B. Sikes, eph^ Mann, A. D. Matthews^ Peter McCoy, H. 
Wedowee, Ala., R. R. 2. ' 

Pleasant Grove — J. D. Dollar; $300; 135; G. 

F. Blackston. Alanda. Ala. 
Rock Stand — J. D. Dollar; $1,000; 33; P. B. 

Kirbv, Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 4. 
Rotk Springs— C. M. Dollar; $400; 89; Mrs. M. 

E. Carpenter, Wedowee, Ala., R. R. 2. 
Sand Hill — J. B. Orr; no property; 18; John 

Lovd, Sand Hill, Ala. 
Sardis — J. H. Hughes; $300; 20; J. M. Hamb- 

lln, Goldville, Ala. 

Churches, 19; valuation, $13,650; member- 
ship, 1,316; Sunday-schTols, 14; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 1. 


(Reported by Secretary Henderson.) 
Next Session — Suffolk, Va.. Anti-ch Church, 

E'. Monre. Jacob Onsalow, P. R. Randall, Al 
bert Small, J. H. Smith, Amos Sutton, F. L. 
Taylor, Aaron Wilson. 

Licentiates — Roger Howard. 
Alex. Smith. M. S. White, J. 
Mustapher Williams. 

Ordained, 13; licentiates, 6. 

J. H. Kinsey, 
W. Williams, 

Cliurch, Pastor, Value, Members, Clerk 

Broad Creek Chapel — Albert Small; $1,300; 

100; C. J. Moslev, Pamlico. N. C. 
Cedar Hill — A. D. Mathews; $200; 10; , 

Phoenix. N. C. 
Christian Chapel — H. E. Moore; $750; 48; Lena 

Hill, Kuhn, N. C. 
Chrislinn H«ipe — Jacob Onsalow; $375;. 22; 

Clerk not know^n. 
Martin Chapel — A. D. Matthews; $558; 63; J. 

H. Jessop, Yoreca, N. C. 
Massadona — A. D. Matthews: 

KellPV, Fayetteville, N. C. 

N. C", Wednesday after 'third Sunday in June, Mt. Pleasant— Albert Small 
■j9-[.[ • Saunderson, Oriental. N. C. 

Tliis Convention was organized in May. ^jyrtle Grove- F L. Tavlor; 

Kinsey. Maysville, N. C. 
Parson's Chapel — J. M. Parson; 

Burrus. Bayboro. N. C. 
Pilsrim Rest — P. R. Randall; $60(}; 67; C. 

i^TcCabe, North Harlow, N. C. 

J. F. 

1902. in the Watson Tabernacle in the city of 
Newbern, N. C. It is composed of the follow- 
ing conferences: The N. C. Christian Confer- 
ence, the Eastern Virginia Christian Con- 
ference the Eastern Atlantic N. C. Christian .r T>r t^ mm i- t 

Conference the Cape Fear Conference, the Small Chapel— J. M. Parsons; $950; 4., L 

Geor-ia and Alabama Conference, and the Skinner Arapahoe NC. 

Georgetown South American Christian Con- St. Antioch— J. M Parsons, $1,800, 12 

ference. In all, six conferences are repre- Squires, Maritael N. C. a/To^ 

cie-Tted iS*- Gal"*"* — Joseph Mann; $i/5; 28; Mrs. Mar- 

^ Territory— All the colored Christians in ^ ha Green, PanilicoN. C: 

both Americas (the Convention is trying to St. John— F. L Ta"loi . $800, 31. Miss Nellit 

estnblish work in South America) who accept J. Williams. Bolivia, N. C. 

onlv the Bible as their rule of faith and St.^ Lewis— Jacob Onsalow; $400; 22; Mary 

practice and as their creed. 


McCoy, WMlmington, N. C. 


St. :»Iatthew» Chapel— J H Milteer; $1,200; CHURCHES NOT MEMBERS OF COXFER- 

72: J. G. Coleman, Pollocksville, N. C. wivriT'* 

Union Chapel— P. L. Taylor; $900; 30; Wade is-«^.K.a 

wL^s'on'chaprt-A.^b.^MaUh^ws; $200; ; Pleasant Valley, Idaho-F. D. Hutton. Pastor. 

J. A. McCoy, Shandon, N C Colo.— Horace Mann, Pastor. 
AVatiHon Tabernacle — J. H. Milteer: $2,000; 

137: Miss Mag-g-ie Hargron, Newburn, N. C. S^vansou, Sask. — L. D. Holaday, Pastor. 

Zton Hill— F. L. Taylor; $500; 57; Alden Coop- „ ^ „, „ i.-^*„ t n nr-cftn,-, T>a«tnr 

er Jr Florence, N. C. >^ eta, South Dakota — J. C. (jraiton. Pastor. 

Churches. 20; valuation, $12,515; member- Hollow Springs. Tenn. — John H. Benner, Pas- 
ship, 926; Sunday-schools, 14; Endeavor So- 
cieties, 2. tor. 


Chase, D. L., Waverly, Ohio; New Jersey Conference. 

Chidley, W. H., Stouffville, Ontario; Ontario Conference. 

Earl, I. H., Wing-ate, Indiana; Western Indiana Conference. 

Hurd, A. J., Syracuse, New York; Tioga River Conference. 

Jones, D. W., Fort Wayne, Indiana; Eel River Conference. 

Roach, W. H., High Point. N. C. ; Western North Carolina Conference. 

Strickland, C. V., Huntington, Indiana; Eel River Conference. 

Way, S. H., Sea Grove, N. C. ; Western North Carolina Conference. 

Ministers' Wives 

Bagby, Clarissa, Hamersville, Ohio; wife of W. W. Bagby. 

Click, Mrs. F. M., Lebanon, Indiana; wife of F. M. Click. 

Conrad, Charry, Gulf Mills, Pa.; wife of John Conrad. 

Fahnestock, Rachel A., Versailles, Ohio; widow of James Fahnestock. 

Harris, Lucinda M., Merriam, Indiana; wife of O. A. Harris. 

Hornbaker, Eva M.. Urbana, Illinois; wife of W. O. Hornbaker. 

Newton, Emma C, Glenfield, Pa.; wife of L. W. Newton. 

Prosser, Mrs. S., Bradford, Ontario: wife of Solomon Prosser. 

Pugh, Maria F., Kilbourne, Ohio; widow of J. A. Pugh. 

Rolph, Mary A., Washington Grove, Illinois; widow of F. B. Rolph. 

Simonds, Rhoda, Calais, Vermont; widow of Clark Simonds. 

Underwood, Laura C, Sanford, N. C. ; wife of G. R. Underwood. 

Young, Sarah T., Sunapee, N. H.; widow of John Young. 


Albright, John E., Shiloh Church, N. C. 

Bender, Davilla, North Star, Ohio. 

Boyd, Scott, Ingram, Virginia. 

Carter, Ranny C, Cynthiana, Indiana. 

Cox, Simon, Waverly, Virginia. 

Darden, Elisha R., Franklin, Virginia. 

Deavers, Isaac, Antioch, Virginia. 

Dobson, J. J., Rock Springs Church, Alabama. 

Dumonde, Chester B., East Cobleskill, New York. 

Freeman, John, Belews Creek, N. C. 

Gibson, Benjamin, Rosemont, Virginia. 

Hartzell, E. C, North Star, Ohio. 

Isely, W. C, Burlington, N. C. 

Jones, Hubbard L., (Dec. 19, 1909) Virgilina, Virginia. 

Miller, , Dartmouth, Mass. 

Norris, Thomas, Franklin, Virginia. 

Perrine, John H., (Dec. 4, 1909) Bethany Church, Lebanon, Ohio. 

Phillips, E'li, C, Union Grove Church, N. C. 

Ryan. C. A.. Draketown, Pa. 

Spivey, R. L., Isle of Wight Court House, Virginia. 




Ord. Li's. 

Churches. Valuation. 

Members. S. S. 

C. E. Junior 


Central Illinois 

Central Indiana 

Central Iowa 

Central Wisconsin 

Des Moines 

Eastern Indiana 

Eastern Kansas 

Eastern North Carolina . . 

Eastern Virginia 

Eel River 


Georgia and Alabama . . . 

Illinois Christian 

Indiana Miami Reserve . . 

Kentucky Christian 

Kentucliy State 



Miami Ohio 


Mt. Vernon 

New Jersey 

New York Central 

New York Eastern 

New York Northern 

New York Western 

N. C. and Virginia 

North Missouri 

Northeastern Ohio 

Northern 111. and Wis. . . 

Northern Kansas 

Northern Wisconsin 

Northwestern Indiana . . . 
Northwestern Kansas . . . 

Northwestern N. D 

Northwestern Ohio 


Ohio Central 

Ohio Eastern 

Ohio Eastern Inc 

Ohio Valley 




Porto Rico 

Rays Hill and So. Pa. . . . 

R. I. and Mass 

Richland Union 


Sand Ridge 

Scioto Valley 

Southern Indiana 

Southern Kansas 

Sovithern Ohio 

Southern Wabash 

Soutliwestern Iowa _. 

Southwestern W. Va. . . . .' 

Tioga River 

Union Iowa 

Virginia Valley Central . . 

W^est Virginia 

West Arkansas 

Western Illinois 

Western Indiana 

Western Mich, and N. Ind. 
Western North Carolina . 
Western Pennsylvania . . . 
Western Washington .... 


York and Cumberland 
























































































5 13,650 























, 58,000 






' 13,366 





' 87,770 












' '25.966 









' 4.666 




































"' "76 



















































Eastern Atlantic 
Eastern Virginia 
North Carolina . 







Ackley, J. W. (S. W. I.) Griswold, Iowa. 
Adams. G. W. (Ky. No. 1) Stouts, Ohio. 
Adamson. John (Osage) Gerster. Mo. 
Addinston, A. M. (E. Ind.) 601 Richmond St., 

Winchester, Ind. 
Addington. Thos. (E. Ind.) Ridgeville, Ind. 
Agema, J. T. (W. Ind.) Darlington, Indiana. 
Alters. A. .1. (W. Ind.) Farmershurg. Ind. 
Albertson, H. B. (E. Kan.) 
Albright. H. A. (W. N. C.) Seagrove. N. C. 
Alderman, Mrs. Ada (N. Y. E.) Barkerville, N. Y. 
Alexander, AV. S. (Cent. 111.) Fithian. 111. 
Allen, Alden (N. Y. W. 1 Lakemont. N. Y. 
Allen. G. W. (W. 111.) Lewiston, 111. 
Allen, Rose C. (Tioga) Evergreen, Pa. 
Allen, R. Osman (N. Y. E. ) Stanfordville, N. Y. 
Allison, James (E. Kan.) Chetopa, Kan. 
Amos, J. E. (N. Kan.) Arkansas City. Kan. 
Andes, A. W. (V. V. C.) Harrisonburg. Va. 
Angel, J. A. (O. E. Inc.) Gallipolis. Ohio. 
Applebee, E. W. (Rock.) Clinton Corners, N. Y. 
Applegate. Lethie T. (Ky. Chris.) Springdale, Ky. 
Arnold, Henry (Me.) Corinna, Maine. 
Arnold, G. W. (E. Ind.) Coldwater, Ohio. 
Arrick. R. P. (E. Ind.) Farmland, Ind. 
Arthur. W. H. (O. E.) Gallipolis. Ohio. 
Ashby. Robinson (W. 111.) Lewiston, III. 
Aspinall, Geo. L. (Mi. O.) Covington. Ohio. 
Atchison, L. B. (W. 111.) Roseville, 111.. R. R. 
Atkinson, D. B. (Wvo.) Jireh, Wyoming. 
Atkinson. J. O. (N. C. & Va.) Elon College, N. C. 
Aynes, E. (C. Ind.) Bloomington, Ind. 


Babh, J. W. (C. Wis.) New London. Wis. 

Baghv, A. E. (N. W. 0.) Collimer. Ind. 

Bagbv. T. F. (So. O.) Hamersville, Ohio. 

Bagbv. W. W. (So. O.) Hamersville, Ohio. 

Bailes. W. F. (Ohio) Apache. Okla. R. R. 2. 

Bailey, Mrs. Sarah (N. W. O.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Bailev. Hiram (N. W. K. ) Norton. Kan. 

Baile'v. H. L. (W. Ind.) Mellott, Ind. 

Baker. Hilev, (Eel R.) Kimmell, Ind. 

Baker. J. F. (W. Ark.) Gentrv, Ark. 

Baker. M. W. (N. Y. C.) Lander, Wvo. 

Baker, W. E. (E. Ind.) Kimmell. Ind. 

Bannon. L. W. (W. Ind.) Bloomingdale. Ind. 

Barbee, A. P. (E. N. C.) Durham, N. C. 

Barnev. Joseph (Ravs H. & S. Pa.) Clearville, Pa. 

Barnev. J. H. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Clearville, Pa. 

Barrett, D, P. (E. Va. & Porto Rico) Ponce, P. R. 

Barrett, E. E. (N. Y. N.) Brushton, N. Y. 

Barrett, J. P. (E. Va.) Davton, Ohio. 

Barrett, J. W. (E. Va.) Lamberfs Point, Norfolk, 

Barry, J. E. (R. I. & Mass.) 27 Wyman St., Ja- 
maica Plains. Mass. 

Bartlett, Rufus (Me.) Hermon Center. Me. 

Bassett, J. H. (N. Y. E.) S'outh Valley, N. Y. 

Baugher, S. L. (N. J.) Conshohocken. Pa. 

Baughman, John (111.) Bone Gap. 111. 

Beebe, G. A. (R. I. & Mass:) Medwav, Mass., R. 
R. No. 1. 

Beisiegel. J. .L (Eel R.) Merom, Ind. 

Bell. S. A. (N. W. O.) Quincy, Ohio. 

Beougher. S. L. (E. Ind.) Wakarusa, Ind. 

Bennett. A. H. (111.) Louisville. Illinois. 

Bennett, E. E. (Des M.) Des Moines. Iowa. 

Bennett. S. D. (Mi. O.) Merom. Ind. 

Bennett. S. W. (Mi. O.) New Madison, Ohio. 

Bennett, Thomas (E. Kan.) Carl, Kansas. 

Besamer, J. E. (Tioga) Savona, N. Y. 

Besamer, Mrs. S. A. (Tioga) Savona, N. Y. 

Bethel, J. A. (Ohio) Pike Run, Ohio. 

Bird, John (N. J.) Moscow, Pa. 

Bishop, Emily K. (Mi. O.) Dayton, Ohio. 

Bishop, J. G. (Mi. O.) Dayton, Ohio. 

Bishop, Thos. J. (C. 111.) Urbana. 111. 

Black, B. F. (E. Va.) Memphis, Tenn. 

Blacklock, J. A. (Tioga) New Albany, Pa. 

Blake. G. C. (Ohio) Antonis, Ohio. 

Blakenship, Thos. S. (Ky. Chris.) Mouth of Lau- 
rel, Kv. 

Bliss. A. H. (N. Y. B.) Otego, N. Y. 

Blood. John (N. J.) Riegelsville, N. J. 

Boatright, D. A. (C. HI.) Palestine, Illinois. 

Bodman, E. J. (N. Y. E.) Ravena, N. Y. 

Boeringer, W. R., North Star, Ohio. 

Boice, W. T. (So. O.) Pierpont, Ohio. 

Bolton, J. W. (Mich.) Gresham. Neb. 

Boner, S. M. (W. Va.) Buena, W. Va. 

Boone, C. A. (W. N. C.) Elon College. N. C. 

Boord, J. S. (W. Ind.) Veedersburg. Ind. 

Boswell, D. S. (Eel R.) Jonesboro. Ind., R. R. 2. 

Bowman, A. J. (So. O.) Manchester. Ohio. 

Bowerman, G. J. (So. 111.) Murphysboro, 111. 

Boyce, Robert (U. la.) Letts, Iowa. 

Bradburv, J. M. (So. W.) Merom, Indiana. 

Braithwaite. E. (C. 111.) Sadorous. Illinois. 

Brammer, Minnie (Ky. Christ.) North Fork, Ky. 

Brand, A. L. (N. J.) Vienna. N. J. 

Brandon, Richard (Mi. O.) West Milton, Ohio. 

Brate, S. (N. Y. C.) Lakemont. N. Y. 

Brav, W. O. (N. W. O.) Grover Hill, Ohio. 

Brewer, .John (So. 111.) Carbondale, 111. 

Bricklev, J. C. (N. Mo.) Quartz, Montana. 

Brilev, "Chas. S. (O. E.) Carbon Flill, Ohio. 

Brile'v, H. B. (O. E.) Carbon Hill, Ohio. 

Brodt, W. R. (S. O.) West I'nion, Ohio. 

Brooks. M. C. (So. III.) Progress, 111. 

Brown, Christopher (I. M. R.) Parker City, Ind. 

Brown, C. O. (C. Ind.) Milmine, Illinois. 

Brown, E. J. (So. W.) 

Brown, G. A. (N. 111. & Wis.) Oregon. 111. 

Brown, .7. E. (W. Wash.) Bordeaux. Wash. 

Brown, Eliza L. (Mi. O.) Liberty. Ind. 

Brown, Henry (N. Y. E.) Broome Center, N. Y. 

Brown, J. M. (W. Ind.) Bluffton. Ind., R. R. 1. 

Brown. L. D. (Mi. O. ) Pleasant Jlills. Ind. 

Brvant, J. (Ky. D. No. 1) Rugless, Ky. 

Bryant, M. L. '(V. V. C.) Norfolk, Va. 

Burdine, H. (C. la.) Stuart, Iowa. 

Burdine. C. E. (S. W. la.) Rockport, Mo. 

Burdine, W. B. (C. la.) Barnes City, Iowa. 

Burkett, Eli (I. M. R.) Warren, Ind. 

Burnett, J. F. (So. O.) Dayton, Ohio. 

Burnham, A. C. (S. W. I.) Benkleman. Iowa. 

Burns, Ahbie L. (N. B. O.) Kenton, Ohio. 

Burrell, S. L. (Me.) Hermon. Me. 

Burress, J. T. (N. Mo.) Kirksville. Mo. 

Burton, Mrs, A. S. K. (W. M. & N. I.) Fenvllle, 

Burton, Geo. (E. Kan.) Hallowell, Kansas. 

Bushong, Hannah (N'. Kan.) Miltonvale, Kan. 

Bushong. Peter (N. Kan.) Miltonvale, Kan. 

Butler, A. (Ohio) Wellston, Ohio. 

Butler, H. B. (So. O.) Higginsport, Ohio. 

Butler, H. H. (E. Va.) Suffolk, Va. 

Butler, M. W. (E. Va.) Newport News, Va. 

Bvrk. O. W. (W. Wash.) Brooklvn. Wash. 

Bvrket, C. F. (E. Ind.) Benton Harbor, Mich. 

Cain. Geo. B. (B. Ind.) Conover. Ohio. 
Caldwell, W. R. (W. Wash.) Montesano, Wash. 



Cameron, E. (So. Kan.) Cassoday, Kan. 

Campbell, Wm. (So. W.) Hidalgo, III. 

Campbell, W. E. (Scioto V.) Rose Farm, Ohio. 

Canada, F. F. (E. Ind.) Winchester, Ind. 

Canada, P. A. (R. I. & M.) New Bedford, Mass. 

Canter, Henry (Ohio) Orient, Ohio. 

Capron, Levi (E. Ind.) Winchester, Ind., R. R. 11. 

Card, J. W. (Y. & C.) Center Lovell, Me. 

Carden. J. S. (N. C. & Va.) Durham, N. C. 

Cardwell, W. W. (O. E. Inc.) Vinton, Ohio, R. R. 3. 

Carle. James (N. Mo.) Unionville, Mo. 

Carls, A. G. (O. Cent.) Defiance. Ohio. 

Caris. S. A. (N. 111. & Wis.) Ashton. 111. 

Carmean. J. M. (So. W.) Industry, Illinois. 

Carrington. John (Ky. Chris.) Vallev, Ky. 

Carter, C. W. (Ala.) Wadlev, Ala. 

Carter, E. M. (Ala.) Chiplev. Ala. 

Carter, Wm. M. (Scioto V.)" Stouts, Ohio. 

Carter, G. H. (Des M.) Osceola, Iowa. 

Carter, J. M. (Mt. V.) New Waterford, Ohio. 

Carter, L. S. (C. 111.) Hammond, 111. 

Case, A., Cherryfleld, Maine. 

Case, Wm. (N. Y. E.) West Oneonta, N. Y. 

Cash, A. W. (W. Ind.) Sheridan. Ind. 

Catte, H. D. (So. W.) Willow Hill, 111. 

Champlin, F. R. (Rock.) Bangor, Me. 

Chapins, S. §■. (No. Mo.) Fountain Grove, Mo. 

Cheesman, J. H. (Tioga) Greenwood, N. Y. 

Chrisman, B. H. (O. Cent.) Centerburg, Ohio. 

Clapp. J. Ales. (C. 111.) Danville. III. 

Clark, J. H. (N. Y. B.) Lagrangeville, N. Y. 

Clark, J. L. (I. M. R.) Mancelona, Mich. 

Clark. Mamie G. (Me.) Blaine. Me. 

Clarridge, P. (O. Cent.) Mt. Sterling, Ohio. 

Claypool, James (N. W. O.) Ft. Jennings, Ohio. 

Clayton, B. F. (Mi. O.) Clemons, Iowa. 

Clayton. G. W. (So. W.) Merom, Ind. 

Clem, H. R. (Mt. V.) Springfield, Ohio. 

Clements, W. G. (E. N. C.) Morrisville, N. C. 

Clemons. Ambrose (Kv. D. No. 2) Limestone, Kv. 

Click, F. M. (W. Ind.) Indianapolis, Ind. 

Coate. J. W. (N. Kan.) Winfleld, Kan. 

Cobb, Arthur E. (Mich.) Auburn, Indiana. 

Coddington. C. H. (Mi. O.) Christiansburg, Ohio. 

Coe, I. H. (R. I. & M.) New Bedford, Mass. 

Coffin, F. G. (Mi. O.) Davton, Ohio. 

Cole. D. A. (Tioga) Cameron Mills, N. Y. 

Cole. Henry (So. Kan.) Penalosa, Kan. 

Colgan, D. C. (Ky. Chris.) Flemingsburg. Kv. 

Colville, Martha (Kv- Chris.) Big Run. Kv. 

Colville, S. H. (Kv. Chris.) Big Run. Ky. " 

Collier, S. D. (N. Mo.) Greenfield. Mo. 

Collins, Mrs. Emily (U. la.) Sandusky, Iowa. 

Collins, J. D. (N. Y. E.) Bates, N. Y. 

Collins, M. G. (W. M. & N. I.) New Carlisle, Ind. 

Comer, J. R. (W. N. C.) Ashbury, N. C. 

Conibear, G. A. (R. I. & M.) Covington, Ohio. 

Conkling, D. L. (N. Y. E.) Middletown, N. Y. 

Conley, Harry (Ky. Chris.) Stouts, Ohio. 

Conrad, John (N. J.) 

Cook, C. W. (Mer.) Danbury, Conn. 

Cook, D. A. (I. M. R.) Alexandria, Ind. 

Cook, F. S. (N. Y. C.) Newfield, N. Y. " 

Cooke, H. (Okla.) Skedee, Oklahoma. 

Coon. G. R. (Ohio) Blatchford, Ohio. 

Coons, John A. (E. Ind.) Hartford City, Ind. 

Coop, Chas. (U. la.) Fairfield, Iowa, R. F. D. 

Cooper, Fred (Osage) Weaubleau, Mo. 

Cornell, F. A. (Erie) Hope. N. J. 

Cornell. F. J. (C. Wis.) Chippawa Falls, Wis. 

Cortner, J. R. (E. Ind.) Jireh, Wvoming. 

Cottle, W. B. (Me.) Lubec, Maine. 

Cottom, J. L. (Mich.) Barrvton, Mich. 

Cox, J. O. (N. C. & Va.) Durham, N. C. 

Cox, L. I. (N. W. C.) Elon College, N. C. 

Coy, D. O. (C. Ind.) Lebanon, Ind. 

Craig, B. F. (Ky. Chris.) Portsmouth, Ohio. 

Crampton, Henry (W. Ind.) Lebanon, Ind. 

Craven. L. F. (Des M.) Des Moines, Iowa. 

Crosby, B. S. (N. Y. B.) Hilton. N. J. 
Cross, J. H. (E. Ind.) Losantville, Ind. 
Crowell, N. W. (W. Ind.) Keeline, Wyo. 
Cummins, J. B. (Ohio) Stockdale. Ohio. 
Cummins, Calvin (W. M. & N. I.) Cross Village, 

Cundriff, W. T. (N. Mo.) Laredo, Mo. 


Dalzell. CJeo. (Wyo.) Jireh, Wvo. 

Daniel. L. A. (N. Mo.) Triplett, Mo. 

Daniels, George W. (W. Pa.) Uniontown, Pa. 

Darnall. T. C. (B. Kan.) Miami, Okla. 

Davidson, T. J. (So. 111.) Alto Pass, 111. 

Davis. J. H. (I. M. R.) Kokomo, Ind. 

Davis, J. M. (111.) West Frankfort, 111. 

Davis, M. M. (Kv. Chris.) Muses Mills, Kv. 

Davis. R. (W. M. & N. I.) Marcellus, Mich". 

Davis, T. N. (N. Y. E.) Austerlitz. N. Y. 

Daw. S. H. (Tioga) Sabinsville. Pa. 

Dawson, T. B. (N. C. & Va.) Elon College, N. C. 

Dawson. Wm. M. (Mi. O. ) Yellow Springs, Ohio 

Dav, N. (Rock.) Newton, N. H. 

Deck. W. N. (N. W. O.) Bryan, Ohio. 

Defur, Clarence (So. Ind.) Sumner, Illinois. 

Denison, W. H. (Eel R.) Huntington, Indiana. 

Dennen, J. W. (Erie) Springboro. Pa. 

Dennis, V. R. (Ohio) Wellston, Ohio. 

Denton, J. B. (S. W. I.) Emerson, Iowa. 

DeRemer. J. C. (Mi. O.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Devore, B. A. (I. M. R.) 1318 Oliver Ave., Indian- 
apolis.. Indiana. 

DeWeese, C. (N. Mo.) Mendon, Mo. 

Dickason, I. N. (N. E. O.) DeClifif, Ohio. 

Dickenson, A. I. (Erie) East Springfield, Pa. 

Dillon, Alice J., Everett, Pa. 

Dillon, J. A. (R. H. & S. Pa.) Everett, Pa. 

Dipboye, J. (Eel R.) Bluffton, Ind. 

Dipboye, J. W. (I. M. R.) Elwood, Ind. 

Dixon, D. E. (Mt. V.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Dofflemyre, J. W. (V. V. C.) Elkton, Va. 

Dolby, W. H. (So. O.) Bethel, Ohio. 

Doll, D. C. (N. E. O.) Espyville, Ohio. 

Doll, J. H. (No. Kan.) Lincoln, Kan. 

Dollar, C. M. (Ala.) Malone, Ala., R. R. 2. 

Dollar, J. D. (Ala.) Roanoke, Ala., R. R. 4. 

Donahue. J. A. (Rock.) Brook! vn, N. Y. 

Doolin, G. W. (So. 111.) Murphysboro, 111. 

Dorman, G. E. (Rock.) Wolfeboro, N. H. 

Douglass, J. J. (So. W.) Cynthiana, Ind. 

Drake, D. R. (E. Kan.) Beaumont, Kan. 

Drake, S. S. (W. Ark.) Chester, Ark. 

Draper, G. W. (C. 111.) Danville, III. 

Duckworth, H. J. (O. Cen.) Mt. Sterling, Ohio. 

Duckworth, J. F. (N. Mo.) Stahl, Mo. 

Dudlev. J. W. (W. Ind.) Carlyle, Mont. 

Dummitt, W. T. (Ky. Chris.) Liberty, Ky. 

Dunagen, John A. (Ky. Chris.) Martin, Ky. 

Dunfee, Joseph (N. W. I.) North Judson, Ind. 

Dunlap, Albert (Mt. V.) 144 W. 4th Ave., Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Durham, I. B. (So. 111.) Day, 111. 

Dutton. Charles (R. I. & M.) 

Dutton, John G. (R. I. & M.) Westerly, R. I. 

Dykeman, L. A. (Tioga) Maryland, N. Y. 


Ealev. W. M. (C. 111.) Urbana. 111. 
Edmanson, T. J. (Ala.) Talbut, Ala. 
Elder, H. W. (Ga. & Ala.) Richland, (:;a. 
Elder. J. W. (Ala.) Dearmoville, Ala. 
Elder, T. H. (Ala.) Roanoke, Ala. 
Elder. Wm. A. (R. U.) Soldiers' Grove, Wis. 
Elliott. Ellen (N. Kan.) Miltonvale. Kan. 
Ellis, John H. (Kv. D. No. 2) Winkler, Ky. 
Ellis, R. J. (111.) Flora. 111. 
Embree, Isaac (C. III.) Kingman, Ind. 
Emerson. J. C. (Mer.) Medway, N. Y. 
Enders. (ieo. C. (Mi. O.) Defiance. Ohio. 
Bpright, John B. (N. J.) Conshohocken, Pa. 



Ervin, Wm. (111.) McLeansboro. 111. 

Etter. J. E. (Mi. O.) Troy. Ohio. 

Evans, F. E. (Oliioi Pride, Ohio. 

Evans, James (Ky. D. No. 2.) Denton. Ky. 

Evans. J. D. (I»es M. ) Des Moines. Iowa 

Evans, John, Olney. 111. 

Evans. W. L. (Ky. D. No. 1) Vanceburi?, Kv. 

Everett, M. L. (Des M. ) Des Moines. Iowa. 

Everman, James S. (Ky. D. No. iM Charlotte 

Furnace, Ky. 
Ewin, W. (111.) 


Feese. Wm. (N. W. I.) Culver, Indiana. 

Fenner. J. B. (Mi. O.) Sidnev. Ohio. 

Fenton. R. G. ( N. Y. E.) Quaker Street, N. Y. 

Fenwick, J. B. (Rock.) Rye. N. H. 

Fenwick, C. R. (Wyo. I Luther. Wyoming. 

Fenwick, Minnie (Wyo. » Luther. Wyoming. 

Ferrier. John H. ( N. Y. E. ) I'rovidence, R. I. 

Fisher. C. II. (R. I. & M.) Mansfield, Mass. 

Fite. S. D. (I. M. R.) Marion, Ind. 

Fitzgerald, E. (Des M.) Truro. Iowa. 

Flammer, Wm. (Mi. O.) Jireh, Wyo. 

Flanders, W. B. (R. I. & M.) Brockton, Mass. 

Fleming. P. H. (W. N. C.) Burlington, N. C. 

Fletcher, John (C. Wis.) Dudley, Oregon. 

Fletcher, W. A. (Ga. & Ala.) Oirard, Ga. 

Fletcher. W. Percy (Ont. ) Drayton, Ont. 

Flora, Henry (I. M. R.) Fairmount, Ind. 

Flora. R. J. (Scioto V.) Circleville, Ohio. 

Flv, M. L. (So. 111.) Makanda, 111. 

Fockler, C. E. (Ont.) 731 Markham St., Toronto, 

Follansbee, L. E. (Des M.) 1520 32d St., Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

Foltz, G. W. (N. W. O.) Lafayette, Ohio. 

Foor. S. W. S. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Everett, Pa., R. 
F. D. 5. 

Forcythe, J. W. (O. Cent.) Woodstock. Ohio. 

Ford', F. V. S. (Des M.) Des Moines, Iowa. 

Ford, Samuel (N. W. I.) Pulaski, Ind. 

Fordyce, Lewis (U. la.) Liberty ville, Iowa. 

Forrest, L. H. (Ky. D. No. 2) Sandy Hook, Ky. 

Foster, Jas. L. (E. N. C.) Elon College, N. C. 

Fralev, D. A. (Ky. D. No. 2.) Denton. Ky. 

Francis, E. (R. I. & M.) Sprakers, N. Y., R. R. 1. 

Frantz, Samuel (Eel R.) North Manchester, Ind. 

Frederick. J. R. (So. W.) 

Freeman, A. H. (Osage) Asbury. Mo. 

Freeman, W. A. (Wyo.) Jireh, Wyoming. 

French, Edward (N. W. O. ) Defiance, Ohio. 

Fry, E. C. (R. I. & M.) (missionary) Utsunomiya, 

Fry, H. (W. Wash.) Porter, Wash. 

Fry, Susan V., (W. Ind.) (missionary) Utsunomi- 
ya, Japan. 

Fulton, H. C. (N. C. & Va.) Greensboro, N. C. 

Funderburg, P. (Okla.) Glencoe, Okla. 

Furgeson. Levi (Y'. & C.) Freedom, N. H. 

Furnas, James (C. la.) Marshalltown, Iowa. 

Furnas, O. P. (Mi. O.) Tadmor, Ohio, R. R. 

Furnas, Rebecca (C. la.) Marshalltown, Iowa. 


Gaige, F. E. (N. Y. E.) Hartwick. N. Y. 
Gaubeau, J. C. (N. W. O.) Celina, Ohio. 
Gardner. Frank H. (Rock.) Swansea, Mass. 
Garland, A. R. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Belle Grove, 

Garland, Thomas P. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Needmore, 

Garland, W. C. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) 45 Browning 

Street, Cumberland, Md. 
Garling, L. K. (Osage) Rockville. Mo. 
Garman, C. C. (Mi. O. ) New Bremen, Ohio. 
Garman, C. P. (Mi. O.) Sendai. Japan. 
Garner, G. B. (N. W. O.) Bluffton. Indiana. 
Garner, H. (R. U.) Viola. Wis. 
Garrett, E. E. (Des M.) Arkansas City, Kan. 

Garretson, J. H. (I. M. R.) Elwood. Indiana. 
Garrison, J. D. (Ga. & Ala.) La-nette, Ala. 
Gasklns, H. A. (So. O.) Bentonville. Ohio. 
Gee, J. W. (Ky. D. No. 2) Olive Hill, Ky. 
Gee, Robert, (Ky. D. No. 2) Fontana, Ky. 
Gettis, J. D. (S. W. I.) Greenfield, Iowa. 
(Mlbert. Ernest (N. W. I.) Defiance, Ohio. 
Gillespie, T. C. (W. Ind.) Staunton, Ind. 
Glasscock, E. R. (Ky. Chris.) Aberdeen, Ohio, R. 

R. 3. 
Glasscock, T. H. (Ky. Chris.) Aberdeen, Ohio, R. 

R. 3. 
Godfrey, C. H. (Ky. D. No. 1) Rugless, Ky. 
Godley, A. (I. M. R.) Indianapolis, Ind. 
Gofif, Ernest (S. W. W. Va.) 
Goodwin. C. W. (S. W. I.) Rockport, Mo. 
Golden, A. J. (W. Wash.) Elma, Wash. 
Goss, John A. (Rock.) York Corner, Maine, 
Gott, R. H. (W. Ind.) Kokomo, Ind. 
Grafton. A. C. (C. la.) Interior. S. D. 
Grafton, J. C. (Des M.) Interior. S. D. 
Grate, G. W. (Mt. V.) Signal. Ohio. 
Gray, D. L. (Ky. Chris.) Manchester. Ohio, 
(xray, Isaac H. (E. Ind.) Muncie. Ind. 
Green, Geo. J. (E. N. C.) Bohama, N. C. 
Greene, O. S. (E. Ind.) Ft. Recovery, Ohio. 
Griflith, G. L. (Mi. O.) Trov, Ohio. 
Grover, H. A. (O. E. Inc.) Bidwell. Ohio. 
Gross, W. A. (Mi. O.) Springfield, Ohio. 
Gwinn, M. M. (E. Ind.) I'rinceton. Kan. 
Gustin, Ellen G. (R. I. & M.) Attleboro, Mass. 


Hagans, J. B. (O. Cen.) Broadwav. Ohio. 
Hainer. C. H. (Ont.) Little Britain, Ont. 
Hainer, F. L. (N. J.) East Providence, R. I. 
Ilainer. H. M. (Ont.) 498 Markham St., Toronto, 

Hainer, W. H. (N. J.) Irvington, N. J. 
Halfaker, J. S. (N. W. O.) Lima, Ohio. 
Hall, A. B. (N. W. N. D.) Surrey. N. D. 
Hall, Edward C. (Ont.) Oshawa, Ontario. 
Hall, Ellwood C. (N. J.) Flemington, N. J., R. R. 2 
Hall, W. J. (Rock.) Lubec. Maine. 
Hallowell, Gardiner (Me.) Blaine, Me. 
Hammond, E. D. (S. W.) Olney. 111. 
Hammond. G. R. (W. Ind.) Merom, Ind. 
Hammond, L. D. (Mt. V.) Coshocton, Ohio. 
Ilance, C. J. (N. W. O.) Spencerville, Ohio. 
Hancock, O. J. (Y. & C.) Old Orchard, Maine. 
Hanson, A. M. (E. Va.) Norfolk. Va. 
Harader. A. (Ozark) Drurv. Mo. 
Harlan, Mrs. I. C. (Neb.) Waco, Neb. 
Harper, J. F. (Kv. Chris.) Buena Vista, Ohio. 
Ilarrell, J. W. (E. Va.) Portsmouth, Va, 
Harrell, S. C. (E. Va.) 
Harris, E. M. (Mt. V.) Utica, Ohio. 
Harris, O. A. (Eel R.) Albion. Ind.. R. D. 3. 
Harris, Robert (W. Ind.) Lebanon, Indiana. 
Hartle.v, B. F. (E. Ind.) 
Harward, W. D. (E. Va.) >Iadrid, Iowa. 
Hatfield, C. C. (Mi. O.) Columbus, Ohio. 
Hatfield, D, H. (So. W.) Pearland, Texas. 
Hathaway. M. V. (S. W.) 

Hathaway, O. I. (Tioga) Binghamton, N'. Y. 
Hawk. C. (C. 111.) St. Joseph; 111. 
Hawk. S. D. (N. J.) Darby. Pa. 
Hayes, D. B. (Osage) Lamar, Mo. 
Heath, A. R. (W. Ind.) Covington, Ind. 
Heckathorn, C. J. (Des M.) Elston, Iowa. 
Hedger, W. W. (Kv. Chris.) Big Run, Kv. 
Hefiin, Wm. (N. W. I.) Russiaville, Ind., R. R. 2. 
Heikes, N. M. (Y. & C.) Freedom, N. H. 
Helfenstein, S. Q. (N. Y. W.) Davton, Ohio. 
Flelfenstein, D. M. (U. la.) 1172 W. 13th St., Des 

Moines, Iowa. 
Helfenstein, R. C. (Des M.) Des Moines, Iowa. 
Hellman, W. (Scioto V.) Jackson, Ohio. 
Hendershot. W. H. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Merom, Ind. 
Henrj', A. N. (Mich.) Creswell, Canada. 



Heoffer, C. W. (Mi. O.) Richmond, Ind. 
Hercules, L. W. (I. M. R.) Center, Ind. 
Herndon, W. T. (N. C. & Va.) Bpsome, N. C. 
Hersliey, C. B. (So. W.) Url^ana, Illinois. 
Hess. B. L. (N. Y. E.) Manchester, N. H. 
Hessenflow, F. E. (N. Mo.) Chula, Mo. 
Hewes, Chas. E. (Me.) Newburg, Me. 
Hewson, H. (N. W. K.) Alniena, Kan. 
Hickerson, J. W. (Ky. Chris.) Wallingford, Ky. 
Hidy, David (Eel R.) North Manchester, Ind. 
Hiller, G. W. (So. 111.) Carbondale. 111. 
Hillman. J. J. (N. Kan.) Lakemont, N. Y. 
Ilimes, li. (I. M. R.) Orestes, Ind. 
Hinkle, A. P. (I. M. R.) Goldsmith. Ind. 
Hoagland, B. F. (Mi. 6.) Centerhurg, Ohio. 
Hohbs, ,Tas. A. (Kv. D. No. 1) Clarksburg, Ky. 
Hobbs. .1. F. (Kv. Chris.) Clarksburg, Ky. 
Hobbs, M. C. (Ky. Chris.) Valley, Ky. 
Hobbs, AVm. (Kv. D. No. 1) Vanceburg, Ky. 
Hodges, S. (C. ill.) Catlin, 111. 
Hoel. I. M. (C. 111.) Tuscola, III. 
Hoffman, E. E. (N. .T.) Madisonville, Pa. 
Hoffman, J. W. (N. .1.) S^veet Valley, Pa. 
Holaday, L. D. (Ont.) Swanson, Saskatchewan, 

Holder, G. M. (Ga. & Ala.) River View, Ala. 
Holmes, 'I'homas (Mich.) Chelsea, Mich. 
Holt, G. W. (Kv. Chris.) Burtonville, Kv. 
Holt. J. W. (N! C. & Va.) Burlington, N. C. 
Holverstott. H. H. (N. E. O.) Marion, Ohio. 
Honsberger, M. J. (Y. & C.) Newton, N. H. 
Hook, A. W. (Mi. 0.) Phoneton, Ohio. 
Hook, Belle H. (N. Y. E.) Iluntersland, N. Y. 
Hook, C. F. (N. Y. E.) Huntersland. N. Y. 
Hornbaker. W. O. (C. HI.) Urbana. HI. 
Hostetter, W. P. (Okla.) Fallis, Oklahoma. 
House. .Arthur (E. Ind.) Woodington, Ohio. 
Houseman, T. J. (So. 111.) Reynoldsville, 111. 
Howard. Lester, (R. I. & M.) Fall River, Mass. 
Howard, T. W. (C. la.) Birchdale, Minn. 
Howe. H. (Scioto V.) Jackson. Ohio. 
Howsare, McD. (E. Va.) Norfolk, Va. 
Huff. C. E. (N. W. K.) Oronoque. Kan. 
Hughes. .1. H. (Ala.) Weilowee. Ala. 
Hughes. S. .1. (So. W.) Olnev. Illinois. 
Hughes. S. W. (Ky. D. No. 1) Garrison, Ky. 
Hull, Emerson (E. Kan.) Columbus. Kan. 
Hull. H. (No. Mo.) 326 W. Arizonia Ave., St. 

Joseph, Mo. 
Humplirevs, T. P. (Me.) Hampden Corners. Maine. 
Humphreys, Arthur (N. Y. C.) North Rush, N. Y. 
Humphries. Tavlor (Kv. Chris.) (iodard. Ky. 
Hunt, A. W. (E. Ind.) Hartford City. Ind. 
Hunt, G. D. (Ala.) Wadlev. Ala., R. R. 
Hunter, T. (Scioto V.) Wellston, Ohio. 
Ilurlburt. Donald P. (Erie) Springboro. Pa., R. F. 

D. .36. 
Hurst, A. P. (So. Kan.) Progress, New Mexico. 
Hutton, P. D. (W. Wash.) Garfield, Wash., R. R. 3. 

Irons, G. W. ( W. HI.) East Galesburg, 111. 
Irons. M. F. (So. Kan.) Range. Okla. 
Iselev, A. F. (N. C. & Va.) Burlington, N. C. 

.lackman. Tavlor. (N. W. I.) Kokomo, Ind. 

Jackson, W. A. (N. W. N. D.) Perrv, Okla. 

Jacobs. A. O. (So. W.) Newton. 111. 

James. Mrs. A. R. (S. W. I.) Edgewater, Colo. 

Jav, H. R. (Mi. O.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Jay. Mason, (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Defiance. Ohio. 

Jenkins, Mrs. .lane (Scioto V.) Misco, Ohio. 

Johnson. G. W. (E. Ind.) Eaton, Ind. 

Johnson, I. W. (E. Va.) Suffolk. Va. 

Johnson, L. F. (E. N. C.) Raleigh. N. C. 

Johnson, L. W. (B. Ind.) Losantville, Ind. 

Johnson. Zelma (E. Ind.) 

Jones. A. S. (I. M. R.) Elwood, Ind. 

Jones, C. C. (E. Va.) Wakefield, Va. 
Jones, D. (Ohio) Jackson, Ohio. 
.Tones, G. W. (R. U.) Richland Center, Wis. 
Jordan, Joseph (Ky. D. No. 1) Roads, Ky. 
Jordan, L. (Ky. D. No. 1) Vanceburg, Ky. 
Jordan, W. F. (N. J.) (missionary.) 
Judv, DeK. (B. Ind.) Winchester, Ind. 
Julian, M. P. (N. Y. E.) South Berne, N. Y. 
Julian, Tifiin (B. Ind.) Christiansburg, Ohio. 

Kauffman, J. E. (N. W. O.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Kauffman. J. M. (Ravs H. & S. Pa.) Everett, Pa. 
R. D. 6. 

Keck. P. H. (Scioto V.) WeJlston, Ohio. 

Kegg. J. S. (N. W. O.) Defiance, Ohio. 

Kellev. W, (Me.) Cnribon. Me. 

Kelley, J. F. (Des M.) Thayer, Iowa. 

Kemp, Alphonso E. (Brie) Conneaut, Ohio. 

Kemp. W. H. (Okla) Parkland. Okla. 

Kendall. A. B. (C. la.) DeGrand. Iowa. 

Kent, Geo. H. (Rock.) Albion, Maine. 

Kerr, Alva M. (Mi. O.) Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 

Kerr. Erc.v C. (C. la.) LeGrand. Iowa. 

Kershner, Clark B. (W. Ind.) Warren, Indiana. 

Kershner, W. G. (N. W. O.) Harrod. Ohio. 

Kerst. C. W. (C. 111.) St. Joseph, III. 

Keys. D. A. (E. Va.) 

Keys. Frankie (E. Ind.) Winchester. Ind. 

Kibbev. W. P. (W. Ind.) Advance. Ind. 

Kilpatrick, R. D. (Mt. V.) Black Run, Ohio. 

King. S. K. (O. Cen.) 451 W. State St., Colum- 
bus, Ohio. 

Kitchen, J. T. (E. Va.) Windsor, Va. 

Kitchen. W. (S. W.) Greenup. HI. 

Klapp. P. T. (N. C. & Va.) Moncure, N. C. 

Klapp, S. B. (N. C. & Va.) Greensboro, N. C. 

Kline, L. P. (R. U.) Yuba. Wis. 

Klink. B. C. (O. Cen.) Columbus. Ohio. 

Knight, W. I-I. H. (W. Pa.) Dunbar, Pa. 

Knight, W. R. (Ala.) Truett. Ala. 

Knight. Zebulon (Y. & C.) South Berwick, Maine. 

Kobb, J. R. (N. W. I.) Center, Ind. 

Lake. Charles W. (Me.) Newburg, Maine. 

Lamb. N. E. (So. Kan.) Riley. Kansas. 

Lambert. Joseph (Rock.) Little Compton, R. I. 

Lambert, Rilev (N. W. K.) Lux, Neb. 

Land. A. (111.) Fairfield. 111. 

Land. W. (III.) 

Lang. Wm. H. (Me.) Lewiston. Maine. 

Langdon, A. H. (Kv. Chris.) Thacker. W. Va. 

Langdon, C. H. (Kv. D. No. 1) Olive Hill, Kv. 

Lankford. G. O. (Ala.) Columbus, Ga, 

Lannon, Hattie (S. W.) 

Larned, S. L. (N. Mo.) Wellsville, Mo. 

Lassiter, L. L. (V. V. C. ) Broadway, Va. 

Lawhun, S> I'. (Kv. Chris.) Clarksburg, Kv. 

Lawrence, G. D. (C. III.) Avon. 111. 

Lawrence. W. W. (W. N. C.) Seagrove. N. C. 

Lawson, E. L. (W. Ind.) Watseka, HI. 

Lawwill, C. C. (So. O.) Aberdeen, Ohio. 

Lavman, John (I. M. R.) Michigantown, Ind. 

Leavitt. L. M. (W. 111.) Lewiston, 111. 

Leonard, A. (N. W. O.) Grover Hill, Ohio. 

Leonard. W. A. (Brie) Brie, Pa. 

Leplev, D. (N. W. O.) Lima, Ohio. 

Lett. M. F. (Ala.) Clanton, Ala. 

Lewis, A. G. (N. Y. N.) Cedar Grove, N. J. 

Lewis, F. E. (So. W.) Station C. Danville, HI. 

Lewis, J. M. (R. I. & M.) North Diarhton, Mass. 

Lewis, L. E. (O. Cen.) Richwood. Ohio. 

Lewis, R. A. (S. W. I.) Linden, Iowa. 

Lewis. S. (E. O. Inc.) Bladen, Ohio. 

Lightbourne, A. W. (Rays II. & S. Pa.) Dover, Del. 

Liles. G. W. (Ky. Chris.) Mouth of Laurel, Ky. 

Liles. J. M. (Ky. Chris.) ISIouth of Laurel, Ky. 

Linville, D. C. "(I. M. R.) Middletown, Ind. 



Lindsev, Isadore, (So. 111.) Fomona, 111. 

Linsliee. .T. A. (N. Mo.) Wnkenda. Mn. 

Litle. H. C. (O. E.) Pointropk. OImo. 

Litle, Lloyd (O. E.) Pointrock, Ohio. 

Litheral. John (S. W. W. Va.) Shrewsbury, W. Va. 

liittell, J. B. (So. W.) Fairfield, 111. 

Livingstone, E. C. (Tloaa) West Flke, Pa. 

Lloyd, Stephen A. (N. Y. C.) Cortland. N. Y. 

Logan, F. M. (Ky. D. No. 1) Brushhart, Ky. 

Logan. .Tames (Kv. D. No. 1) Brushart. Kv. 

Logue. J. R. (Rays H. & S. Pa.) Clearville, Pa. 
R. R. 1. 

Long, D. A. (W. N. C.) Graham, N. C. 

Long, (t. (E. C. Inc.) Vinton. Ohio. 

Long, R. H. (:\rt. V.) Centerhurg. Ohio. 

Long. W. S. (W. N. C.) Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Loper. A. E. (Scioto V.) Portsmouth, Ohio, Sta- 
tion No. 2. 

Lott. H. L. (E. Ind.) Greenville, Ohio. 

Loucks. Albert (N. Y. E.) West Dighton, Mass. 

Love. Arthur (E. Ind.) 

Lucas. Rov (W. Ind.) Advance. Ind. 

Luck, C. E. (C. la.) Griswold, Iowa. 

Lusk, D. R. (E. Ind.) West Manchester. Ohio. 


Maben. B. S. (C. la.) Griswold, Iowa. 
MacCalman, John (Mi. O.) Tyakemont, N. Y. 
MacKenzie, A. (N. Y. W.) Newmarket, Ontario. 
MacKenzie, James (Mer.) Hill, N. H. 
MacKown, W. (Ky. D. No. 1) Quincy, Ky. 
MacNees, J. H. (R. IT.) Richland Center, Wis. 
Macv E. H. (Rock.) Kitterv. !Maine. 
Maddix, W. L. {Kv. D. No. 2) Prater. Kv. 
Mahan. C. (So. W.) Meroui, Ind. 
Main. S. S. (Mich.) Britton, Mich. 
>ranlev. J. L. (O. V.) Merom. Ind. 
Mann, A. D. (O. Cen.) 1391 Westley Ave., Colum- 
bus. Ohio. 
Mann, Horace (Mi. O.) Rifle, Colo. 
Manners, A. J. (W. Ark.) Gentry. Ark. 
Maple, G. M. (Scioto V.) Richmondale. Ohio. 
Maple, James (Scioto V.) Richmondale, Ohio. 
Maple, W. J. (Osage) Millcreek, Okla. 
Markley. J. J. (Eel R.) Bluffton. Indiana. 
Marshall. .Tohn (Osage) Humansville. Mo. 
Martin, John W. (O. V.) Briston, Okla. 
Martin. James H. (W. Ind.) Advance, Ind. 
Martin. W. H. (Mi. O.) Wingate, Indiana. 
Mason, B. (Erie) Edinboro. Pa. 
Mason. G. W. (Ozark) Tedrick, Mo. 
Massie, .las. B. (O. E.) Patriot. Ohio, R. R. 1 
Massie. N. W. (O. E.) Springfield. Obio. 
Masters, J. L. (E. Kan.) Mound Valley, Kan. 
Masters, J. S. (E. Kan.) Pearl, Mich. 
Maxwell, J. W. (Mi. O.) Columbus Grove, Ohio. 
■VTnv. A. W. (Pnys: TI. >«• S. Pa.) Belle Crove, Md. 
McCague, F. (N. W, O.) Spencerville, Ohio. 
McCIain, Nomen (N. W. Ind.) Mlllersburg, Ind. 
McCIellan, Edward (Eel R.) Galesburg. N. D. 
McClease, J. W. (Kv. Chris.) Smith Creek. Kv. 
McCloud. N. S. (N. W. O.) Dunkirk. Ohio. 
AfcCord. E. K. CRock.) (missionarv) Sendai, Japan. 
McCoy. C. E. (N. W. I.) New Waverly, Ind. 
McCoy. G. F. ( O. E. Inc.) Arlee, W. Va. 
McCrone, H. W. (Rock.) Amesburv, Mass. 
McDaniel. C. A. (Mi. O.) Versailles. Ohio. 
McDaniel, R. H. (Mi. O.) Christiansburg. Ohio. 
McDonald. C. W. (Des M.) Newton, Iowa. 
McFarland. Emma (N. W. O.) 
McFarland. J. H. (S. W. I.) Rockport. Mo. 
McGeoro-e. S. CNIich.) Howard Citv, Mich. 
McGinnis, D. A. (Eel R.) Andrews, Ind.. R. R. 1. 
McGinnis. D. D. (W. Ark.) Francis, Ark. 
ilcGuire, .Tohn (O. V.) Rutland. Ohio. 
>fcKeen. S. H. (N. Y. N.) Woodville, N. Y. 
McKinnev, Geo. (S. W.) Noble. Illinois. 
:McKorkhill. J. E. ri. M. R.) Fairmovint. Ind. 
McNeely. S. (N. W. I.) Tiosa. Ind. 
McNier. W. K. (S. Kan.) Guymon, Okla. 

McReynolds, N. Del (Mi. O.) Bellefontaine, Ohio. 
McReynolds, P. W. (Mich.) Defiance. Ohio. 
Meadows. T. H. (Ky. Chris.) Muses Mills, Ky. 
Meflford, W. W. (So. O.) Russellville. Ohio. 
Mell. G. R. (N. W. O.) 700 S. Broadwav. Lima, 

Melvin, T. .T. (So. O.) Neville, Ohio. 
Mercer, A. F. (Ont.) North Greece, N. Y. 
Messer. John (Ky. D. No. 2) Partlow, Ky. 
iVIetzger, Frazer (Mer.) Randolph. Vt. 
Menaugh, H. H. (S. AV. la.) Linden, Iowa. 
Menaugh. Ida M. (Des M. ) Corning. Iowa. 
Michaels. W. E. (E. Ind.) Savona. Ofeio. 
Michelson, G. L. (Mer.) Main Street, Franklin, 

N. H. 
Milam. J. H. (Ala.) Abanda. Ala. 
Milholland, S. M. (O. Cen.) Orient. Iowa. 
:Millard. D. E. aiich.) Portland. :\rich. 
Miller. A. CKv. Chris.) Vanceburg. Ivv. 
Miller. C. W. (N. Y. E.) Clinton Corners. N. Y. 
Miller. J. M. CEeX R.) Warren. Indiana. 
>riller. Mrs. K. E. (C. HI.) Veedersburg. Indiana. 
Miller. N. P.. (W. Va.) I'arsons. W. Va. 
Miller. O. P. (W. M. & N. I.) Cassopolis. Mich. 
"Vfi'ler. Samuel (C. Wis.) Aladison. Wis. 
Miller. W. S. (W. Pa.) Clearville. Pa.. R. D. 2. 
Miller. W. V. (S'o. O.) Westboro, Ohio. 
Afinton. W. P. (Eel R.) Goshen. Ind. 
Mishler. Jennie (N. 111. & Wis.) (missionary) 

Santa Isabel. Porto Rico. 
Aroflitt. H. T. fW. N. C.) Moflitt. N. C. 
AToody. .Tames H. (Ohio) Jackson. Ohio. 
Moodv. Laura CB. Knn.) Galena. Kan. 
Moore. A. (Kv. D. No. 2) Conlton. Kv. 
Moore. D. W. fN. Y. W.) Dover. N. J. 
Moore, H. C. (V. V. C.) Harrisonburg. Va. 
Moore. T. V. (Tioga) Woodhull. N. Y. 
Aforehouse. F. C]\Tich.) Lexington. Mich. 
Arorestelln. W. (S' W. W. Va.) Dungriff. W. Va. 
ivrorgan, D. P.. (Tvv. Chris.) Libertv. Kv. 
Morgan. D. E. (N. W. I.) Macy. Ind. 
Morgan. Clara fKv. Chris.) Springdale. Kv., R. 

R. .3. 
Morrell. Edwin (Ali. O.) Defiance. Ohio. 
IVIorriil. A. H. OTer.) Ifi Oak St.. Laconia. N. H. 
Morrill. M. T. CMer.) Davton. Ohio. 
Morris. A. N. CI. M. R.) T'pland. Ind. 
Morris. Ida (K. Ind.) Winchester. Ind. 
Alorris. .T. F. (I. M. R.) IVIontpelier. Indiana. 
Morris. Tlllie CI. M. R. ) Alontnelier. Indiana. 
Aforrow. D. L. (T^. la.) Bnrnes Citv. Iowa. 
Aforrow. <~'-. W. fMer.) Detroit. Mich. 
Aforton. E. (Ont.) Eddvstone. Ontario. 
Arosps Thomns G. (Me.) Eastnort. Me. 
Mosteller. Silns (Ont.) Kesi-<-ick. Ontario. 
^fo^Iton. P. C. (Des M^ Des Afoines. Iowa. 
A'ounsey. Bruce (T. AT. R.) Alexandria. Ind. 
M'onnt. .Tasper (Ohio) South Solon. Ohio. 
Afudee. E. (Mich.) ^laple Rapids, Alich. 
Muaridge. J. H; (Y. & C.) Stratham, N. H. 
Mullen. G. M. (Sand R.) Glasco. 111. 
Mullen. W. F. (E. Ind.) Farmland. Ind. 
Murrav. D. B. (Rock.) Medford. Mass. 
Alvers. .Toel (C. la.) A^irgil. ST. D. 

Neilson. C. G. (No. Ka".) Lincoln. Kan. 
Nelson, Char'es (N. Y. E.) East Galway, N. Y. 
Nelson, N. (Ohio) .Tackson. Ohio. > 

Newhouse. J. T. (E. Ind.) Chesterfield, Ind. 
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Glovd, G. W. (Eel R.) Kimmell. Ind. 
Gove. J. B. (N. Y. E.) Sprakers. N. Y. 
(iray, C. (Ky. Chris.) Vancel>urg. Ky. 
Greeson, A. C. (I. M. R.) Greensburg, Ind. 
Gregory, J. F. (W. Ind.) Advance, Ind. 


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Hays. Mrs. B. O. (W. Ind.) Center, Ind. 
Hensley. D. S. (I. M. R.) Yorktown, Ind. 
Hernandez. Rafael (Porto Rico.) 
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Holderby, Mattie .7. (W. N. C.) Graham, N. C. 



Holt, George (S. W. W. Va.) 

House, TTiomas (Wyo.) Jireh,Wy«. 

Howard, P. H. (C. la.) LeGiand, Iowa. 

Huey. H. S. (Mi. O.) Dayton, Ohio, R. R. 5. 

Hutton, Mrs. Mary (W. Wash.) Montesano, Wash. 

Humphreys, V. (U. la.) Baring, Mo. 

Humphries, S'. (Ky. Chris.) Ribolt, Ky. 

lunghuhn, Oliver (So. W.) Mason, 111. 

Johnson, J. Lee (E. N. C.) Elon College, N. C. 

Johnson, U. S. (N. W. I.) 

Jones, J. E. (E. Ind.) Richmond, Ind. 


Kauode. John (O. E.) Point Rock, Ohio. 
Kauffman, John (Ravs H. & So. Pa.) Defiance, O. 
Kinkaid, J. W. (N. W. O.) Celina, Ohio. 
Knapp, Joseph (W. M. & N. I.) Coloma, Mich. 
Knight, J. V. (Ala.) Lineville, Ala. 

Lake, Israel (C. 111.) Hillsdale, Ind. 
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Larkey, P. R. (Des M.) Des Moines, Iowa. 
Layman. Mrs. Marv (HI.) Thompsonville, 111. 
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Light, George (N. W. K.) 
Love, A. A. (C. 111.) Arthur, 111. 

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Mason, Roscoe (N. W. I.) 
McClain, W. A. (No. Kan.) Lincoln, Kan. 
McEuen, P. (Sand R.) Bedford, 111. 
McKinley. T. W. (I. M. R.) Tulsa, Okla. 
McNeal, Ross (Mi. O.) T'rov, Ohio, R. R. 
McWhirt, W. H. (I. M. R.) Yorktown, Ind. 
Milburn. W. (Mich.) Kalkaska, Mich. 
Miller, Abe (N. W. I.) 

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Montgomery, S. W. (I. M. R.) Elwood, Ind. 
Moots, W. (O. Cen.) Columbus, Ohio. 
Morgan. J. F. (W. N. C.) Elon College, N. C. 
Morton, S. C. (Mi. O.) Pleasant Hill, Ohio. 
Myers, J. W. (L M. R.) Cvclone, Ind. 
Myers, W. P. (O. E. Inc.) Rio Grande, Ohio. 


Nelson, Nlies (N. Kan.) Barnard. Kan. 
Nelson, Wm. (O. E.) Dexter, Ohio. 

Oliver, J. O. (E. Ind.) Celina, Ohio. 

Price, E. C. (N. W. N. D.) Sawyer, N. D., R. R. 1. 
Price, G. F. (Rays H. & So. Pa.) Dover, Del. 


Rector, O. V. (W. Ind.) Cory, Ind. 

Reed, Harry (S. W. I.) Griswold, Iowa. 

Reid, Nell D. (Ont.) 

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Simonds. E. E. (I. M. R.) Sharpsville, Ind. 
Sluser, Edward (N. W. O.) Norfolk, Va. 
Smeltzer, J. L. (Eel R.) Wakarusa, Ind. 
Smith, E. L. (W. Va.) Whytes, W. Va. 
S'mith, H. G. (Rays I* & S. Pa.) Bedford, Pa. 
Smith, W. B. (So. W.) 

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Spainhour, T. (C. 111.) Lane, 111. 
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Strange, Marion, (No. Kan.) Lincoln, Kan. 
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Sypherd, L. R. (O. V.) Middleport, Ohio. 

Taylor, V. S. (I. M. R.) Muncie, Ind., R. R. 12. 
True, Alice M. (Rock.) Ishinomaki, Japan, 
Truitt, H. E. (N. C. & Va.) Summerfield, N. C. 

Upton, Isaac (Ky. Chris.) Farmer, Ky. 

Vanbiber, C. (Ky. Chris.) Brushhart, Ky. 
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A'eary, B. (Ala.) Daviston, Ala. 

Walker, H. (N. W. I.) 
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Waggoner, Florence V. (Erie) Jamestown, N. T. 
Wearly, R. E. (N. W. I.) Swavzee, Ind., R. R. 33. 
Webber, M. D. (No. Kan.) Lincoln, Kan. 
Wells, W. L. (N. C. & Va.) Elon College, N. C. 
White, A. D. (I. M. R.) Marion, Ind. 
Wiley, G. W. (N. W. I.) Carrington. N. D. 
Williams, E. M. (S. 111.) Carbondale. 111. 
Wilson, P. T. (So. Ind.) Evansville, Ind. 
Wolford, C. J. (W. Va.) Laneville, W. Va. 
Woodward, M. L. (O. E.) Nelsonville, Ohio, R. R. 2. 

Palmer. James (Ky. Chris.) Stouts, Ohio. 
Pitser, Henry (So. O.) Georgetown, Ohio. 

Zartmann. Pressley E. (Mi. O.) Davton, Ohio. 
Zink, G. W. (N. Y. E.) Freehold, N. Y. 





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Alexander, J. A. (N. C.) Pettit, W. Va. 
Alexander, P. R. (N. C. ) Palmer Springs, Va. 
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Allen, Wm. (N. C.) Carv. N. C. 
Alston. M. V. (N. C.) Watkins, N. C. 
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Briggs, Ell (E. Va.) Whaleyville, Va. 
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Brown, E. W. (E. Va.) 
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Bullock, T. (N. C.) Nutbush, N. C. 
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Butts, Edward (E. Va.) Norfolk, Va. 

Christmas, Lillie V. (E. Va.) Pope, Va. 
Copeland, J. M. (E. Va.) Suffolk, Va. 
Core. J. C. (N. C.) Graham, N. C. 
Cowan. James S. ( E. At.) Ruskin, N. C. 


Dillard, I. (E. Va.) Kercusons Wharf, Va. 
Dowd, S. (N. C.) Raleigh, N. C. 
Dugger, W. H. (N. C.) Oxford, N. C. 


Edwards, D. B. (E. Va.) Newport News. Va. 
Evans, D. (E. Va.) Norfolk, Va. 

Faulk, J. J. (E. Va.) Holland, Va. 
Fleming, P. (E. Va.) Newport News, Va. 
Franklin, William (E. Va.) Portsmouth, Va. 


Gaines. R. R. (E. Va.) Newport News. Va. 
Gooden. A. N. (E. At.) North Harlow, N. C. 
Green. R. (N. C.) Raleigh. N. C. 
Green. R. E. (E. Va.) Jolley, Va. 


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Henderson, J. (E. At.) Stella. N. C. 
Flenderson, J. A. (N. C. ) Wodswortli, N. C. 
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HoUoway. A. J. (N. C.) Nutbush. N. C. 
Hooper, W. (E. Va.) Newport News, Va. 
Horton. W. H. (N. C.) Cary, N. C. 
Howell, S. A. (E. Va.) Newport News, Va. 
Howell. W. W. (E. Va.) Holland, Va. 
Hunt. S. H. (E. Va.) Norfolk, Va. 

Jones, Alex. (E. Va.) Berkley, Va. 
Jones, A. S. (E. Va.) McFarland. Va. 
.Tones. J. T. fE. Va.) Berkley. Va. 
Jones. W. F. (E. Va.) Holland, Va. 

Jones, W. H. (E. Va.) 

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Kent. John (N. C.) Hollv Springs, N. C. 
Knight, K. (E. Va.) Copeland, Va. 

r.auton. L. M. (E. Va.) Berklev, Va. 
Lewis, J. P. (E. Va.) 

Levister, T. J. (N. C.) Burlington, N. C. 
Legon. .\. D. (N. C.) Hollv Springs. N. C. 
Long, H. E. (N. C.) Franklinton, N. C. 


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Mann. Joseph (E. At.) Pamlico, N. C. 
^rarsh, Weslev (N. C.) Lindhurst, N. C. 
INTatthews. A. D. (E. At.) Pamlico, N. C. 
Matthews. W. S. (E. Va.) Portsmouth. Va. 
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McDonald. J. (E. Va.) Norfolk. Va. 
McGhee. M. S. (N. J.) Brvn Mawr. Pa. 
Meadows. J. W. (N. C.) Mt. Energy, N. C. 
Midgett, W. S. (E. Va.) Norfolk, Va. 
Milteer, J. H. (E. Va.) Suffolk, Va. 
.Moore, H. E. (E. At.) Pamlico, N. C. 


Noel. Phillip (E. Va.) 

Onsnlow. J. (E. At.) Wilmington. N. C. 

F^u-ker. J. C. (E. Va.) South Suffolk. Va. 
Parson. J. M. (E. Va.) Suffolk. Va. 
Pearson. J. E. (N. C.) Woodsworth. N. C. 
Pretty. Robert. (N. C.) Harpsboro, N. C. 


Rand.nll. P. R. (E. At.) .\rapahoe. N. C. 
Rav. C. W. (N. C.) Haw River, N. C. ' 
Rnv. J. N. (N. C.) YoMn<rsviIle. N. C. 
Ried. J. H. (E. Va.) Suffolk. Vn. 
Ried. J. T. (E. Va.) Whalevville, Va. 
Rooks. W. (E. Va.) 
Russell. A. (E. Va.) Newport News. Va. 

Scott. W. S. (I-:. Vn ) Newport News. Va. 
Sm.-ill, A. (E. At.) Newbern. N. C. 
Smith. J. A. (E. Va.) Lonsrview. Va. 
Smith. J. H. (E. At.) Mnvsvi"e. N. C. 
Snow. B. (E. Va.) Franklin. Va. 
Snarrow. T). H. (K. Va.) South Norfolk. Va. 
Stew.nrt, J. W. (K. Va.) Frnnklin. Va. 
Snniienr. J. S. (E. Va.) Berkley. Va. 
S'umlear. W. E. (E. Va.) Newnort News. Va. 
Sutton. A. (E. At.) Pamlico, N. C. 


Taylor, F. L. (E. At.) Newbern, N. C. 


Ward. W. (B. Va.) Cleopus, Va. 
Watkins, A. W. (N. C.) Middleburg. N. C. 
Wiggins, J. A. (E. Va.) Holland, Va. 



Wiggins. J. F. (E. Va.) &ivage Crossing, Va. 
Williiims. II. W. (E. Va.) Quillins. Va. 
Williams. Wm. (N. C.) Raleigh. N. C. 
Wilson. A. (E. At.) Fayettevllle, N'. C. 
Woodson. W. A. (E. Va.) McFarland, Va. 



Alston, C. .T. (N. C.) romocoke, N. C. 


Blule, E. J. (N. C.) Aberdeen. N. C. 
Boyd. G. S. (N. C.) Woodworth, N. C. 
Bullock. Moses (N. C.) Manson, N. C. 
Bullock, R. (N. C.) Manson, N. C. 


Harrington, B. (N. C.) Apex, N. C. 
Hawkins, T. H. (N. C.) Carey, N. C. 
Howard, Roger (E. At.) Arapahoe, N. 
Hunter, R. H. (N. C.) Norlina, N. C. 

Jones. M. (X. C. ) Raleigh, N. C. 


Kiusey. .1. II. ( E. At.) N'ewhern, N. C. 


McBrowm. H. N. (X. C.) Haw River, N. C. 

Midgett. <;. R. (E. At.) 

Morrison. .Tohn B. (E. At.) Shandon, N. C. 

Smith. Alex. (E. At.) Pollocksville. X. C. 

Sneed, W. M. (X. C.) Rockingham, X. C, R. R. 3. 

Spruil, Sr. S. (X. C.) Clayton, X. C. 


Taylor, W. M. (N. C.) Epsom, N. C. 


White. Moses S. (E. At.) Xewbern, X. C. 
Wilder, Joslah (N. C.) Kenley. N. C. 
Williams. .1. W. (R. At.) Shandon, N. C. 
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Report of Secretary J. F. Burnett 37 

Report of Department of Finance 52 

Report of Department of Publisliing 53 

Report of Department for Home Missions . . 58 
Report of Department for Foreign Missions. 65 

Report of Department of Education 72 

Report of Department of Sunday-schools . . 75 
Report of Department of Christian Endeavor 78 
Address Before Woman's Board for Home 

Missions 79 

Report of Woman's Board for \Home Missions 82 
Report of Woman's Board for Foreign Mis- 
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Report of Superintendent of the Missionary 

Cradle Roll Department 87 

The Department of Literature and Mite Box. 90 
Report of Superintendent of Young People's 

Work 90 

The Woman's Missionary Meetings 91 

Report of the Aged Minister's Home 94 

Report of Pulpit Assignments 95 

Report of Memorial Services ; . . 95 

Report of Committee on Moral Reform 98 

Report of Committee on Christian Endeavor. 100 

Report of Committee on Missions 101 

Report of Special Com. on Home Missions. . .103 

Report of Committee on Education 104 

Report of Joint Committee on Organization 

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Report of Committee on Credentials 105 

Report of Committee on Resolutions 106 

Report of Committee on Interdenomination- 
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Report of Committee on Memoirs of Rev. 

C. .T. Jones 107 

Report of Committee on Sunday-schools. ... 107 

Report of Joint Committee 107 

Report of Standing Committee on Labor Re- 
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Resolutions on the Purity Movement 109 

Note hy Secretary 110 

Report of Commission on Interdenomina- 
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Afro-Christian Convention 194 

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Central Wisconsin 182 

Churches Not Members of Conferences 195 

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Miami Ohio 168 

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Mount Vernon 166 

New England Christian Convention 157 

New .Tersev 162 

New York Central 160 

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New Y'ork Northern 161 

New York State Christian Association ....159 


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North Carolina and Virginia 191 

North Missouri 184 

Northeastern Ohio 165 

Northern Illinois and Wisconsin 181 

Northern Kansas 185 

Northern Wisconsin 182 

Northwestern Indiana ; , 175 

Northwestern Kansas 186 

Northwestern North Dakota 186 

Northwestern Ohio 165 

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Ohio State Christian Association 165 

Ohio Valley Conference 168 

Ontario 170 

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Ozark (Mo.) 185 

Porto Rico .189 

Rays Hill and Southern Pennsylvania .....164 

Recapitulation 196 

Rhode Island and Massachusetts 157 

Richland Fnion 182 

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Southern Christian Convention 189 

Southern Indiana 179 

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Southern Ohio 170 

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Western ^lichigan and Northern Indiana ...172 

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Constitution of American Christian Convention 10 

Convention Membership 7 

Convention Offerings '. 120 

Educational Institutions 156 

In Memoriam — Ministers 195 

Ministerial Directory 197 

Minutes of American Christian Convention .... 13 
Officers of the American Christian Convention. 5 
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Sunday-school Supplies 23 

The Christian Publishing Association 121 

Officers of Christian Publishing Association. 123 
Proceedings of the Christian Publishing As- 
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Report of Publishing Agent 130 

Report of Treasurer 135 

Report of Editor Herald of Gospel Liberty.. 136 

Report of the Sunday-school Editor 137 

Report of President of Christian Publishing 

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Resolutions of A. C. C. Certified to C. P. A. .150 

Report of Committee on Publishing 151 

Report of Committee on Examination of 

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Report of Rev. J. J. Summerbell, D. D., 
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Congress on Free Christianity and Relig- 
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The Editor's Word * 3 

Three Essential Elements of Revival 34 

The Pierced Hands 4 

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