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. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER B, 1M0.
THE NEWS SCIMITAR. page nineteen. CONFERENCE WILL APPOINT STRONG IN 10 MEMPHIS (Continued From First Page.) The congregation raised for all pur poses, the sum of $87,099, including $29,000 for the new Methodist hos pital and (17,825 on the centenary quota. The First church Sunday school Is also the largest 'in the con ference. Leaving the strongest I'huroh in the Memphis conference, Dr.SpraginH goes to the loading church of tlic Alabama, conference, to i hich he has been transferred, at a substantial increase in salary, and where he will breach in a splendidly equipped, beautiful new church. Rev. C. C. Grimes, who, according to rumor, is to succeed Dr. Coleman at St John's church, is regarded as one of the strong preachers of Mis souri. He has filled the leading pul pits of hrs conference, and at the time of his' transfer, was missionary secretary of his conference. The Union Avenue congregation has petitioned Bishop Atklnn f6rthe re turn of Rev. J. J. Thomas for a fifth year, likewise the Mayfiold church is inslstant that Dr. Mvers he returned. but the bishop is said to have given no encouragement to the Idea that ho might make an exception to his firm ly established policy of terminating every pastorate at the end of the Tourth year. If Dr. Mvers leaves Mav field there is considerable- talk of his being Bent to Union Avenue church, and it is believed hv manv that Dr. Thomas will go either to Mayfield or DVrsburg. Dr. Myers is regarded as one of the strongest preachers in the conference. He was pastor of Madison Heights church at Memphis about elEht years ago. Every presiding elder in the conference, it is said,, is soeklng to nave mm assigned to a church in their district. During his stay at Mayfield, he erected what is regarded as the most modern church in the conference, at a cost of annroximate- ly $100,000. It is in this building that me present conterence is being held, Two preachers were transferred from the active to "he superannuate relation Wednesday; Kev. w. A. Free man, who last year was 'pastor of the union City, Tenn., church, but wno is now ill at Hot Springs, Ark.: J. L. Weaver, nastor of Avondals mission, and Rev. H. 1i. Terry was iransierrea from the supcrnumary to me superannuate relation. Old-Time Circuit Rider. The oldNtlme circuit rides, that Picturesque character of early Methodism, who traveled on horse back from church to church, eiirrv lng. the gospel message to widely scattered communities, is commonly believed by the present generation 1 to be a figure of the bygone days, a xype mat me onward march of prog ress in the modern church has en tirely superseded. But not so in the Memphis con ference. There still remains-in ac tive service, a preacher of the old school, a .typical circuit rider, saddle bags and all. Eight churches are ministered unto by this veteran of the gospel, now nearing his three score years and ten, but whose spirit and vigor is that of youth. Each Sunday he climbs into his saddle and rides from 10 to 30 miles, stop ping at one church for the morning service and then riding on to an other to preach at night. In this manner, he preaches to each congre gation at least once a month. Last year 40 persons were converted un der his ministry and received into the church. - . - This man is the Rev. K. W. Peoples, pastor of the Manlcyville circuit in the P'aris idstrirt. He has served three years on this charge and his people have asked that lie be re turned. He preaches nt Manley's chapel, Khiloh, l'leasaut Hill. J'oplur Grove, Elk Horn, Antiock, Llttlo Rock and Manlcyville churches, all in Henry county, Tenn.. He is now preaching in the same church where he worshipped as a boy, where he was converted, Joined the church, and where later he was ordained as a local preacher.,- For 48 years h has' bpen an itinerant 'preacher. -From his boyhood home 12 mon ntered .the Methodist ministry, his father, five -brothers, three of has mother's brothers and three "hlrtd hands." ..all of whom Were led to he service, of God through the in fluence of his devout mother, who, he says. Would get up at 4 o'clock every morning and spend the time until daybreak on her . Knees in nraver. In such o Jiome. it was difficult for anyone to remain with out becoming a Christian. Through this stood woman influence, tnou- sands have been won to Christ and the church. Memorial services will be held this vear for four members of the con ference, who departed this life since the last annual conference: Rev. C. A. Coleman, of the Hollow Rock circuit; Kev. David Leith, of Shelby county, superannuate; Rev. J. K. Renshaw, of Memphis, superannuate, and Rev.- Arco Robinson, of Buena Vista, superannuate. Rev. I. H. Estes. pastor of St Paul church, Memphis, was re-elected secretary of the conference for the - seventh consecutive time. Dr. JSstes Is one of the most popular of the younger preachers in the confer ence, and bia friends predict a bril liant future for him. Rev. H. K. Taylor, of Henderson, and Rev. F. B. Jones, pastor of Galloway Memorial church, Memphis, were also re elected assistant secretaries. Rev. W. P. Prichard, of Sharon, Tenn., who has just completed four years at that charge, was agatn named statistical secretary. To his staff of assistants, Rev. J. E, Un derwood, 'of At wood circuit, added this year. was Rev. R. H. Mahon, of Brownsville, Tenn., supernumerary, presided over me session or me conierence on Thursday afternoon. Dr. Mahon was admitted to the conference in -1862. ind at one time or another, served virtually all of the important pulpits in the Memphis conference., In spite of his advanced years, he is hale and hearty, and remains a pow er for goodin the church.,, Holds Records for Weddings. Dr. F. Hi Camming, pastor of Sec ond Methodist church, Memphis, firobably holds the record of the con. erence for the number of wedding ceremonies performed last year. At least, officials at the Shelby county courthouse say that he officiated at more , weddings than any other preacher or priest, In Memphis, nt-tv-seven couples were married by Dr. Cumming last year, or an aver age of better than one each week, without making allowance for the month spent at Asheville, N, C. dur ing a period of 111 health. .Between weddings. Dr. Cumming found time to make over 1,000 pastoral visits, preach 174 sermons and deliver 11 addresses, conduct 17 funerals, and attend to the other pastoral duties. He has completed this third year at Second church, and that his min istry is .appreciated by his congre gation is proved by the fact that his salary was increased a i-a per cent the second year and 25 per cent the third year. -'The Memphis conference has been asked to elect a delegate to the in ternational convention of the World Brotherhood movement, to be held In IYague Csecho-ilovakia. In June, 1)21. Should the' conference decide to iend a representative. Rev. J. T. Myers, of Mayfield, Ky is prom inently mentioned for the trip. t? .... T n T am . .,.... r,l ilia . .V . . . . V.. 1 1 J . (jMIWI v. v.i VII lltn-,.... Tun.. . .1 1 , . 1 . 1,u ... ...in ivu, i aiitl.t, iiu.i:jt. v. in, .....7 Just completed Ills first year there, experts to start work on a new 3u, 000 church building this sprint--. lrfit year his congregation contributed an average or 901 p-r in-rim.n'r 10 mv urr,L- at ,1ia l,im.h ' ths 01'? ntum. brrs giving $15,253 in rush. In uil- .iiiiioii. interest wearing noies t $19,000 aro held in the church build ing fund. i. D. M'DOWELL TO "' RETURN TO BANK POST John D, McDowell. ire-president of the Union and l'lunteis bank, af ter, three months' absent e from his desk because of Illness, will be at nis post .Monday, according to a let ter from him KHrluv ItWih. month he han heAn rn lia fli.lf r.ust and has been recuperating rapidly. h lanen in wnne on ins vaca tion at Hardy, Ark. Count tolstoy to be guest of city club 4 1 1 Count Uya Tolstoy, author and world traveler, son of Count Leo Tolstoj-. the great Russian novelist and philosopher, will be the honor guest of the City club at the regular Saturday luncheon meeting. He will be asked for his opinion axto the future of Russia, when the terror of Uolshevlsm has been thrown off. Count Tolstoy will be the guest at the luncheon of C. C. Ogllvle, of the Goodwyn institute. where lie is to lecture Saturday night. There are several surprises in store for the club members Satur day in addition to Count Tolstoy's presence which should make the meeting one of unusual interest. FROM HOSPITAL TO BANK. Miss Catherine Ward, one of Un popular young stenographers at the Union and Planters Bank and Trust company, will return to her duties in a day or so after a stay of about two weeks in a local hospital, where she underwent an operation for appendi citis. ; RUBE TO APPEAL. Rube Marquard, after a conference with President John Heydler, an nounced he would appeal from the verdict of tho Cleveland Judge who found, him guilty of speculating In world's series tickets. The Rube, In spite of the evidence, says he is inno cent and will prove it if he has to go to the lougue of nations to do it. There is no particular law of base.bi under which Marquard enn be barred from the game, but he has been told by !oth President Heydler and I'resl- Park Your Car In Our New PARKING STATION . 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