Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 18
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18 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
The Central Texas Conference of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South, convened in its fourth annual session in the
First Church, Temple, Texas, at 9 o'clock, a. m., Wednesday,
November 5th, 1913, Bishop James Adkins in the chair.
Conference was called to order and the opening worship was
Hymn No. 14, "To Thee, Eternal Soul, Be Praise," was sung.
Prayer was offered by the Bishop; Mat. 5:13-20 was read.
John R. Morris, Secretary of the last Conference, called the
roll and 209 clerical and 15 lay members answered to their
names. (See roll).
The following alternates were seated: J. L. Speer, vice R.
W. Bruce, Brownwood District. James Irby, vice G. W. Cun-
ningham, Cisco District. J. O. A. Clark, vice M. J. Snow, Dub-
lin District. G. L. Clark, vice J. D. Cooper, Fort Worth Dis-
On motion of Horace Bishop thz further calling of the roll
was dispensed with.
On motion of Jno. R. Nelson, Jno. R. Morris was elected Secre-
tary, and on his nomination the following assistants were
elected: S. J. Rucker, L. G. White, J. B. Berry, Neil W. Tur-
ner, E. L. Lloyd, the last three to act as statistical secretaries.
On motion of E. A. Smith, the hours of meeting and ad-
journment were fixed at 9 a. m. and 12 m., respectively.
On motion of I. Z. T. Morris, it was ordered that Jno. M.
Barcus and M. S. Hotchkiss conduct devotional services for
thirty minutes before each session of the Conference and before
the afternoon and evening exercises.
Various communications and papers were referred without
reading to appropriate boards and committees.
Bishop Atkins announced that the class for admission into
full connection would be received at 10 a. m., Friday, and on
motion of G. F. Campbell, it was ordered that the election of
delegates to the General Conference be made the order of the
day immediately following said service.
Alonzo Monk, Jr., read certain resolutions signed by himself
and others relative to the appointment of a Board of Adjustment
of Assessments (see Resolutions). See Standing Committees
for names as announced later.
Resolutions anent the Vanderbilt controversy were read by
W. B. Andrews, and they were unanimously adopted by a rising
vote. (See Resolutions.)
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