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THE ARGUS. SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 11. 1907.
MINISTERS ELECT .MEN'
TO BE ORDAINED SUNDAY
Acts on Standing of
The Laymen Extend Greetings
Through Committee Ap
peal for the Spencer.
A large number of young ministers
of the Central Illinois Methodist con
ference will be ordained deacons and
tlders tomorrow afternoon at the First
Methodist church by Kit-hop Cranston.
A report was made regarding the stu
dents of the conference this morning
i.t the business session. ,lessi 1J. Flut
ter, Alvcn E. Foder, Alfred Dixo.i,
Ceorge H. McClung, Maxtor II. Nesbit,
Henry T. Jackson and Alva I Jones
were elected to be ordained elders,
having completed the four year con
ference course of study successfully .
Ceorge IT. Callahan has also finished
the course ' but on account of ill
health was given the supernumerary
I elation. Joseph 13. Jackson, anothe-:
student who has not quite I'misdicd the
course, was allowed to continue the
fourth year. James C (Jetty, who or
account of the condition of his health,
is finable to complete his studies, vi 1
be ordained deacon as a local preacher.
Victor A. Crutnbaker and (leorge 11.
Cady will be ordained deacons und r
the seminary rules. Joseph Ualam,
"U'ilber It. Raines and William V. I las
kins will be ordained under the semi
nary regulations. Stanley Ward, a
student from the University of P.osto:i
and George II. McCrea will be ordain
ed deacons and admitted to the con
ference on trial in accordance with
the seminary regulations. Other pr--bationet'k
will be ordained but tlic'r
naniv have not been announced.
II tm. 4'niiiHlon Head lmer.
This forenoon's session was 'open-: !
with .Short devotional exorcises lead
by ' Ill.'hop Cranston. Mrs. Cranston
was introduced, and read a paper re
lating the' experiences 'of tier own and
the bishop's vLsit to Porto llico dur
ing the la:U year, when tliey inspecte 1
the missionary stations of the island
A fifth delegates, front the minister
ial conference to Baltimore was. elect
ed this forenoon to complete the full
ministerial representation of five ai
the general confi;renro. Three ballots
were found necessary to choose and
resulted in the final selection of Rev.
Richard Crowes of Normal. Another
ballot was cast for alternates and
Rev. J. V. Robinson of Kankakee and
Rev. John Ryan of Pontiac were
;r--llni from l.nymen.
A committee from the lay associa
tion consisting of Judge 13. li. (lower
of Kankakee. Dr. C. 11. I.ong of Pon
tiac and C. W. N'eitz of Fairbury was
introduced by Rev. C. O. McCulloch
Jo p4 o
and tho committee brought the giecv
ings of the laymen to the ministers.
During the course of the proceed
ings several brief addresses wero
made by various representatives of
different departments of work. Di.
Horace Reed of Jacksonville, a rep
resentative of the Women's Metlu
dist college in that city, told of thJ
work of his institution. Dr. diaries
M. Stewart spoke regarding the pro
ceedings and work of the Garrett Bib
lical institute at Evanston, which Is
the only Methodist theological semi
nary in the west. .1. O. Crandall, field
secretary of the general conference
committee on aggressive evangelism,
made a few remarks pertaining to tho
evangelical work. An evangelical ser
vice under the committee's direction
will be held at the church tomorrow
AtkM A ill for Clitireli.
Rev. "W. 1. MacVey, pastor of th"
Spencer Memorial church, from which
charge he will shortly deport to be
come president of Hedding college,
asked the conference to aid him with
the raising of $2,000, the amount of
final indebtedness on the church, which
he has toiled hard to clear. He is
anxious to leave the church entirely
free from financial incumbrance, and
made this last -effort in behalf of the
work. The raising of the amount was
placed by the bishop in the hands of
Dr. Joe Dell of Watseka, who will aid
in the canvass for the final sum. The
morning session was adjourned follow-j
ing the announcements for the meet-!
ing of the afternoon. " I
(OiiiiiiIIIi-ch tire ltilNy.
Those of the various committees
which have not already completed their
work met this afternoon and their
chairmen are hopeful of completing all
unfinished business. A mass of rou
tine matte r has been taken care of by
the committee, most of 'which was in
their own control for action. Matters
of any importance w i re brought before
the general conference with the com
mittees' recommendations. The aggres
sive evangelism committee met at I
o'clock in the public library building.
The conference board of nine held a
meeting at the library at 2 o'clock. A
meeting of the official board was called
for this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the
Mini.Htei-K- Wives Meet.
The Ministers' Wives' association
met at 3 o'clock this afternoon in the
ladies' parlor of the church in the an
nual' meeting. The association, com
posed entirely of the wives of the
preacher?, carries on various forms of
church work, find the reports of the
work done iu the various districts for
the year and the election of officer,
are the main business of each annual
meeting. The officers of the last year
of the . association were: - .President.
Mrs. S. Van Pelt; secretary, Mrs.' J. II.
Ryan; treasurer, Mrs. George Alford.
Ill addition, vice presidents hold offices
in. tiie various districts, Mrs. W. R.
Wiley of this city being one of, these
AddrettMeN oil Scliixils.
This afternoon at 2 o'clock an ad
dress was delivered by Rev. J. 13.
Mercer, secretary of the conference
hospital department. At 3 o'clock -.
series of three discussions on confer
ence schools was given. Rev. II. II.
Frost, president of the Grand Prairie
seminary, was the first speaker. In
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stead of Rev. Frank G. Barnes, D. D..
president of Wesleyan university,
whose name w& on the program, Rer.
J. C. Zella, a professor in that Institu
tion, addiessed tha delegates upon its
work. Rev. W. P. MacVey of th--
city, about to take charge of Hedding
college, was the third speaker. All
of the afternoon talks were brief, thi
last three being given within one hour
to permit the visitors to board cars
for the arsenal.
A special car was
of the church doors
on hand outside
at 4 o'clock to
take all visitors who desired to go to
the arsenal, where tho shops were
visited and other ioints of interest on
the island seen.
FOK FOIIKIRX MISSIONS.
Coiifereuee ttliMt-rvcM the .Anniversary of
the Soelrly Fittingly.
The auditorium and balcony of the
Methodist church were again well filled
last evening, the occasion being the
conference anniversary of the Foreign
Missionary society. Following the or
gan voluntary, Mrs. J. Frank Robinson
on the pipe organ, Mrs. Frank K.
Rhoads on the piano, and Professor
Christian Oeischlaegel on the violin,
rendered "The Lady of the Lake."
Following the musical features of the
evening. Missionary Secretary F. (!.
Sheets of Chicago addressed the audi
ence on the subject of the meeting.
Rev. H. K. Carroll, I). D., was oil the
program as the speaker of the evening,
but in the morning had sent word that
he would be unable to be present. In
Dr. Sheets an able substitute was found
and his address disclosed many inter
esting facts regarding the work of the
foreign, missionary field. He told of
the work being carried on in the Phil
ippines, and in the land of the orient.
His relation of incidents and pictures
of the conditions existing in barbarous
portions of the earth showed to what
extent "work in the missionary line re
mains to be done.
Ki'woitTii i.i:;ii: axmvf.ksahv.
Speakers Tell of Ormiiiii-.Ht ion'M Work,
for the (luireli.
Yesterday afternoon the anniversarj
of the Epwort'n league was observe I,
the meeting being called to order at
4 o'clock following a short recess after
Rev. Mr. Frye's address. Rev. W. II.
Shoop was the first speaker, follow
ing the rendition of a hymn, and
dwelt for half an hour on the subject.
"Epworth League Solutions of Church
Problems." He told of the value c:
the organization in fitting the young
people for church vok. He men
tioned the great number of deacon
esses, preachers and missionaries who
received their first Christian training
in the league: The league is a pre
paratory school, as shown by t'.i 1
speaker, in fitting children of the adult
members to take up the work of the
church in the next generation, an 1
as such it is doing a vast good.
Rev. W. 13. Shaw of the Kankakee
district followed as the second speak
er of the afternoon and gave a force
ful and valuable address. He statl
that it is felt in places that the leagu.)
has in the last few years slightly
missed its first intentions and was not
doing the work for which it was first
Intended. He added that another nii -step
was being made; in the church
not retaining jurisdiction over th '.
league as it properly should and re
ligious assemblies were being taken
by the young people too much from
a pleasure point of view.
The league, he stated, has existed
over l'J years and is now past llu
new stage and is ready for the a
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complishmeiit of great work which
should bo of a permanent nature, a
kind the league is able to accomplish.
Rev. Mr. Shaw offered a series o
suggestions and helps for the con
ducting of the league, lie t-tated tint
statistics gathered by the church
show that the vital period of life for
iui version to the' Christian period is
HI in girls and 17 iu boys and that !
per cent of conversions are made if
people under 2.! years of age. Tims
the youthful period for which tir.
league was organized is the time r
get the young people into the swing
of church work.
He stated, secondly, that the league
is letting energy go to waste that
might be devoted to valuable work.
All its influence and faculties of which
it has abundant resources, should be
put forth in accomplishment of its
aims. His third fact mentioned was
the value of the league as the train
ing school for the furnishing of mate
rial in future church and missiouaiy
work. . Fourth, be suggested a con
tinual program of sfctivity be kept up
in the tongue chrtit'is to retain the
members -enthusiasm and at the
same time accomplish results. This
he deemed one of the best character
istics to -retain'' in' the various chap
ters.:, ' " .'-. ,-
A largo nunrber-tif : tho. delegates are
taking dinner an4 poor' at 'the Y.
M. C. A., where the Association. Help
ers serve them in the chapel room.
Yesterday l.Vi patronized the Helpers,1
ami all praised the Service. The ladies
prepared for greater numbers today.
The assignments for the coming
year will be made 'Monday. There i-:
no set program for Monday but it i:;
understood by the' delegates thai bu-i-ness
will extend over on that day and
that the assignments, one of the nios'.
important conference matters, will be
the main feature of business.
There is little doubt as to the re
appointment to the local charge for
another year of Rev. R. 15. Williams.
Dr. Williams has served here for six
years, coming here in l!oi upon th
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nto. The official board of the church
has requested his reappointment for
another year, the action being taken
at the last quarterly meeting of the
board. The members of the congrega
tion have heartily endorsed the board's
action and his reappointment seems
Rev. W. P. MacVey, pastor of the
Spencer Memorial church, will leave
his charge to take up his duties in h'u
new position as president of Hedding
college, the Methodist school at Abing
don. He handed his resignation to tie
hoard of his church several weeks ago,
asking that it take effect the last of
September. The bishop will appoint
a pastor to fill the vacancy.
Several former pastors of the First
church are in the city attending the
conference this year. They include;
Rev. C. O. McCulloch. who served five
years preceding Dr. Williams' trans
fer to this city; Rev. W. C. Knap.i,
who served here 32 years ago froai
is7.r. to 1SS0: and Rev. C. R. Palmer,
in charge for three years following Rev.
Knapp. Rev. Morton Merrell, son of
Rev. Frank Merrell who also serve!
here but was transferred later to an
other conference, is in attendance.
VICES FOR TO
MORROW. The Methodist conference of Central
Illinois continues its sessions over to
morrow, the following being the pro
gram to be carried out at the First
a:00 a. m. Annual Conference Love
Feast, conducted by Rev. J. S. Cum
mings, D. 1)., and Rev. J. G. Evans,
H:;;0 a. m. Organ voluntary. An
them. Sermon by Bishop Earl Cran
ston, I). F)., IX. I).
3:00 p. ni. Memorial service and or
dination of ciders and deacons.
7:30 p. m. Organ voluntary. An
them. Solo, Mr. Con n ell or Mr. Brink.
Preaching and evangelistic service un
der direction of conference conruittee
on aggressive evangelism.
215 Twentieth Street, Rock Island 111.
For any of the following
well known makes:
White, New Home, Standard,
Wheeler (SL Wilson, Singer.
219-221 WEST SECOND
At the request of the pastors of a
large number of the other churches of
the three cities, delegates to the con
fcronce will deliver the sermons to
morrow. P.clow is given a list of these
churches and the visiting ministers who
will preach during the day:
Speneer Memorial Mrthmliat.
10:30 a. m. Preaching, Rev. Joe
Hell, D. 1).
7:.".0 p. in. Sermon, Rev. Thomas
Honey, D. D. Dedication of church by
Ilrontlnny lreil tcrlnii.
10:30 a. m. Rev. G. R. Palmer, D. D.
7:30 p. in. Rev. .1. II. Ryan, D. U.
(iilrI I'reslij lcrliiii.
10:30 a. in. Rev. R. A. Brown.
7:30 p. m. Rev. C. W. Ayliug.
10:30 a. m. Rev. J. C. Zillar.
7:30 p. m. Rev. C. O. McCulloch,
Memorial Clirlwl Ian.
10:30 a. m. Rev. T. W. McVety.
7:30 p. in. Rev. O. T. Dwiuell.
10:30 a. m. Rev. E. F. ltoe.
7:30 p. in. ltev. John Small.
10:30 a. m. Rev. .1. A. Edmonson.
7:30 p. m. Rev. C. V. Conies.
tieruian Mellmilisl liMeoilll.
7:30 p. m. Rev. T. J. Wood.
; V. M. I". A. Service.
The Personal Workers of the Y. M.
C A. will hold an open air mcetin?
tomorrow afternoon at 5 o'clock at
Market square. An address will bo
made by one of the ministerial dele
gates to the Methodist conference and
the program will include phonograph
music and vocal selections.
I'lrst MetlioiliNt I'.pi-ii:il.
10:30 a. ni. Rev. A. W. Low t her.
7:30 p. m. Rev. Alexander Smith.
Second Vlelliollt KtiNctiiil.
10:30 a. m. Rev. W. H. Crainc.
7:30 p. in. Rev. H. G. Carney.
10:30 a. m. Rev. II. W. Ames.
7:30 p. m. Rev. John Rogers.
STREET, DAVENPORT, IOWA.
Snedinb MelltodUt l-:ilcpnt
10:30 a. in Rev. O. A. H. De la Gar-
7:30 p. m. Rev. V. II. Witter.
M. John" Mediodint.
10:30 a. m Rev. A. R. Morgan. D. D.
7:30 p. iu. Rev. U. Z. Gilmer, D. IJ.
KiltvardH t ou;rcj;nlloniil.
10:30 a. m. Rev. M. L. O'llarra.
7:30 p. in. Rev. L. F. Cullom. (
10:30 a. m. Rev. W. S. Welsh.
7:30 p. ni. Rev. J. D. Calhoun.
St. I'auI'M KvniiKelieal Lutheran.
10:30 a. m Rev. W. R. Watson.
7:30 p. ni. Rev. John Wilkinson.
10:30 a. in. Rev. R. H. Figgins.
7:30 p. m. Rev. W. D. Benjamin.
10:30 a. m. Rev. C. T. Cady.
7:30 p. m. Rev. J. E. Connor.
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