'rierht after vou left, the tell rune
for all that was out, and when I
got down who should be there
hut the guy that used to work on
four. He jumped in and askei
'Is she here yet?' 'You're a peach
- I said, 'why didn't you let her
know where you Was? Never
mindfhurry up and e grabbed
the crank out of my hand, and
put her up like a rpcKet to six.
In abput 15 minutes out they both
came, happy as coujd be. 'Get
the janitor to run the elevator for
a while,' said he, Ve want you to
come witht us arid be witness at
our, weddingl dot-",, know
whether witnesse's" usually get
s paid, but he give me this 'twenty.
Seems'he wenVdbwn to South
America and struck something
rich in the hardwood lirie. One
of his letters got miscarried, or
something of the sort, ahd that
threw the whole thing out of run
"SheNvrit back down to South
America with him the next day.
Come over some time, maybe I'll
have another story for ypu."
METHODISTS TO TACKLE
Minneapolis, April 27. Bight
hundred and JBfty delegates, sent
('from every corner of the earth
where there are , Methodist
" chur-Gh.es, will meet -in jMinneapo-
lis Mayl for the rst meeting1
quadrennial conference of the
Methodist Episcopal, church.
They will represent a member
month these delegates will delib
erate every jday on the problems
and issues before the Methodist
It will be the largest Protec
tant gathering in the world, and
with it will be the entire lg active
bishops of the church, seven mis-
sionary bishops and practically
all of the leading executive onv
cials of-th,e church in the wtfrld.
Amoner the oroblems which
wjlL come before the conference is
that of a unibn df the three great
branches of the Methodist church
the Methodist Episcopal, ihe
Methpdist Protestant and the-
Methodist Episcopal chptch
south. , '
Another issue that is certain1 to
Lbe -fought out at the coming con,- ,
ference is the demand of laymer ,
for-greater authority and activity
by diem in church affairs.
Jit is almost certain, too, that
an effort will be made at tHe May
confererice to restore the old time
Methodist limitatiorjr upon the
length of timea minister shall re-
main in orie church.
The election of bishops and ex
ecutive officials will be One of the
most important features of the
conference and will naturally be.
characterized by hiore or less
church Politics. There is a wide
spread demand for more bishops
in thfe church and it is believed
thdrewill be from four to eigfit
new ones elected this year.
tfext in iipporiancetodhe bish
ops will1 be the election of editors
for the varioUs xh'urch puhlica-r
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