Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 25
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
FOURTH DAY-/MORNING SESSION.
Conference met at 9 a. ., Bishop Atkins in the chair. Devo-
tional service was conducted by W.D D. Bradfield of Austin, Texas.
Minutes of yesterday's session were read and approved.
The result of the fourth ballot for clerical delegates was
announced and there was no election. The fifth ballot was then
Question 7.-"What local preachers are received from other
churches?" was resumed.
James Daniel Kursell, an elder from the Cumberland Presby-
terian Church, having been recommended by the Weatherford
District Conference and certifying his agreement with us in
doctrine and discipline was recognized as a local elder.
J. F. Clark read report of Committee on Sabbath Observance.
R. C. Armstrong and Bishop Atkins spoke to the report and on
motion of A. D. Porter, it was adopted. (See report).
H. A. Boaz appealed to the Conference in behalf of R. B.
McSwain, a former member of this Conference and lately trans-
ferred back to this Conference for whom a collection was taken
amounting to about $650.00.
The result of the fifth ballot was announced. 200 Ballots were
east, 101 being necessary to a choice. H. D. Knickerbocker
received 146; T. S. Armstrong received 112 and they were
declared elected, thus completing the delegation.
Ballot was spread for two alternates.
Question 48.-"Where shall the next session of the Confer-
ference be held?" was called.
Jno. R. Morris put Hillsboro in nomination and it was unani-
W. T. Ellis, a Sunday School worker was introduced and
spoke pleasantly to the conference.
The report of Committee on Books and Periodicals, was read
by Franklin Moore.
Dr. G. C. Rankin spoke to the report and on motion of A. D.
Porter, it was adopted. (See Report).
The Teller's Report was read by S. J. Rucker and it was filed
for record. (See Report).
Alonzo Monk, Jr., read Report of Committee on Adjustment
and on motion of WV. B. Andrews, it was adopted. (See Report).
A. D. Porter read the report of the Sunday School Board. E.
Hightower spoke to the report and on motion of Jno. R. Nelson
it was adopted. (See Report).
A. E. Turney was granted a location at his own request, thus
answering question 18: "Who are located?"
C. 'W. Macune read the Report No. 1 of the Board of Church
R. P. Shuler, Bishop Atkins and W. D. Bradfield spoke to the
report and on motion of C. WV. Macufie, it was adopted. ('See
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Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South, periodical, November 1913; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49826/m1/25/: accessed August 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.