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t B The Annual Board Meeting The annual meeting of the State Board of Directors of the Anti-Saloon League of Illinois was held in the lecture room of the Young Men’s Christian Association Building, Monday afternoon, May 28, 1906. Con sidering the long distances which many of the members of the Board have to come, it was very well attended, there being about twenty-five members present. Mr. Sam T. Brush, the State President, presided. The meeting was marked by a spirit of harmony and co-operation. The annual report of the State Superintendent, Mr. James K. Shields, as well as the report of all of the field workers, indicated that the past year has been one of remarkable growth in the League movement through out the state, and inspires all to believe that the fight for local option will be won at no distant date. A more complete report of the proceedings of the meeting will be published at another time, together with the financial report of the League for the year. The following officers were elected: President, Sam T. Brush, Carbondale. Vice-Presidents, Bishop Wm. F. McDowell, Chicago; Dr. H. L. Willet, Chicago; Robert H. Patton, Springfield. Secretary, Carl J. Appell. Treasurer, J. V. Farwell. The following persons were elected to constitute a Headquarters Com mittee for the year: Bishop G. M. Matthews of the United Brethren church; Rev. George Dugan of the Presbyterian church; Rev. M. P. Boynton of the Baptist church; Dr. W. A. Smith of the Methodist church, and Dr. John Faville of the Congregational church. The following persons were elected directors at large of the state League for the term of three years: A. B. Farwell, Chicago; B. R. Hieronymus, Springfield; G. B. Griffin, Charleston; W. B. Otwell, Carlinville; Rev. W. Burgess, Chicago. For two years, Rev. George Dugan in the place of Major E. D. Reding ton, resigned. The following persons were elected to represent the state of Illinois as trustees of the Anti-Saloon League of America: President, Sam T. Brush, Carbondale. Superintendent, James K. Shields, Chicago. Dr. P. A. Baker Sick Our National Superintendent, Dr. P. A. Baker, of Columbus, Ohio, was taken seriously ill at Madison, Wis., last week, and after being under the care of a spe cialist for three days, he was able to make the trip back to Columbus. He has, however, canceled all engagements for three weeks, and is going to take a much needed rest. Mr. William H. Anderson, of Buffalo. . N. Y., former state superintendent of the League, called at the office last Tuesday morning, on his way back to his old home at Carlinville, where he will address a mass meeting on next Sabbath evening. He and his family will return to Buffalo during the early part of the week. Mr. Anderson reports splendid progress for the League in the Empire state. Do They Attend Church? We challenge men everywhere to find a single person who visits the saloon and makes a business of drinking, who is a regular attendant at the prayer meetings or a regular attendant at the church services, or who is a regular con tributor to the support of the church. They are not considered as spiritually minded, they are not considered as the pillars of the orthodoxy, they are not pointed to as examples for young men to follow, and yet, in the face of this, men elected to the legislature by the vote of the people will say that this de moralizing traffic must be continued, even in communities where a majority want it out. ANNUAL REPORT Of the State Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon League of Illinois, Made to the Second Annual Meeting of the State Board of Directors Chicago, Illinois, May 28, 1906 Another year of Anti-Saloon League work in the state of Illinois has passed into history, and notwithstanding the fact that it was what is commonly called “an off year,” there not being even a primary election held during that period, it has nevertheless been a year of marked progress with abundant signs of God’s favor and providence. That the movement is of Him there can be no doubt. • The last year has been a testing time, but our splen did organization has stood the test. In the middle of the year, former Superintendent William H. Anderson, five years in charge of the work, handed in his resignation to take effect January first, in order that he might ac cept a similar position in the state of New York. Before passing this point it is proper that we should record our admiration for the great work which Mr.