Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 28
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28 CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE JOURNAL
The Secretary was instructed to send expressions of condo-
lence to the family of Rev. J. H. Chambers who fell at his
post during the year and who was associated with the body
before the division of the Conference.
The report of the Committee was adopted, and without form-
ality the Conference adjourned for the service immediately
The Conference was called to order at 8:30 a. m. Bishop
Atkins in the chair. Religious services were conducted by W.
The Minutes of the afternoon session of the fourth day and
of the memorial session of the fifth day, were read and
The statistical questions were asked and answers read by
the Secretary, thus answering Questions 23-46.
W. B. Andrews read the report of the Trustees of Superan-
nuate Homes. WV. B. Andrews and D. L. Collie spoke to the
report and on motion of C. E. Lindsey, it was adopted.
W. L. Nelms, in behalf of the members of the Conference,
presented S. M. Lesesne with a traveling bag as an apprecia-
tion of his accurate and full report of the proceedings of the
H. D. Knickerbocker presented A. F. Bentley with a gold
medal in appreciation of his service and liberal contributions
in behalf of Southern Methodist University.
J. F. Clark read resolutions relative to the relation of this
country with Mexico and after slight verbal changes and amend-
ment, they were adopted on motion of C. E. Lindsey.
The Conference ordered that a committee of three to be
named by J. B. Berry to revise our statistics where mistakes
may be found.
Dr. J. D. Hammond addressed the Conference concerning our
work in behalf of the Negro.
M. S. Hotchkiss read Report No. 2 of the Board of Missions
and on motion of J. M. Barcus, it was adopted. (See Report).
W. L. Nelms read the report of the Board of Education and
S. J. Rucker read the report of the Treasurer of the Board of
Education and the two reports were adopted. (See Reports).
Bishop Atkins addressed the Conference concerning our
educational work in Texas.
J. A. Rice read resolutions urging unity in educational mat-
ters and appreciation of remarks of Bishop Atkins. The resolu-
tions were adopted. (See Resolutions).
John R. Nelson read resolutions of thanks to B. H. Woods,
Jr., for his long and valuable services as Conference Teller, (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/m1/28/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.