Journal of the Central Texas Conference, Fourth Annual Session, Methodist Episcopal Church South Page: 73
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CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCF , JOURNAL
1. Strike out all that -,-at of P, aragrapB. 6S, answer to begin-
ning with "And of layvnieri.' jinsert i- the 0i)'e thereof th e fol-
lowing: "And one Layi n. , a r every see t.y-ive o rm n-rSbers of
the Church or fraction of Tt-twti7rd thereof to )-e elected by
the Church Conference, provided that e:ch or.,* society
shall have at least one ni:;berl, the re:he'r in ch " airge shall
call a Church Confereice In eacbh or.aq-;ized so<ier) aiuva;.l!ly pre-
viously to the meeting of the Distri't Copt-(-ne [':r the purpose
of electing these delegates. The .'c Icietio: may be either viva
yoce or ballot, and every member . ? ,he C3ihrci ,'-all be entitled
to a vote."
BISHOP ATKINS' EDUCATFIONAL WO'IRK
RESOLVED, That this Conference apppreciats profourdlly the
educational work achieved under the remarkable leadership of
Bishop Atkins during the quadrennii; rorow closing.
JO-HN 14TA. RIlCE,
SAM J. RU-ICKER.a
BISHOP ATKINS' PRESIDENCY,
WHEREAS, Bishop James Atkins has served our Conference
as president for the past quadrennium and,
WHEREAS, he led us wisely through a most important and
critical period in the history of our Church. Therefore be it,
Resolved, First, That we hereby express our sincere apprecia-
tion of his wise and statesmanlike leadership, his considerate
and courteous treatment from the chair and his brotherly fellow-
ship shown in private.
Resolved, Second, that whether he be sent elsewhere or
returned to us in the future, our sympathy and prayers shall
continue with him indefinitely.
H. D. KNICKERBOCKER,
F. F. DOWNS,
JOHN R. NELSON, and others.
MR. LESESNE AS REPORTER.
WHEREAS, for several years the Galveston-Dallas Daily News
has had at the sessions of our Conference, Mr. S. M. Lesesne, a
man who thoroughly understands Methodist terminology and
who is attentive to the business of the body, whose reports have
ever been fair and truthful, and,
Whereas, the next session of our General Conference ,is
expected to have very important matters affecting our Southern
Methodism before it, and,
Whereas, these papers have extensive circulation throughout
this State and have the confidence of the people as news organs.
Therefore be it Resolved, That this Conference request the
publishers of these papers to send Mr. Lesesne to the seat of our
next General Conference as reporter of its proceedings.
H. A. BOAZ.
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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/m1/73/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Archives of the Central Texas Conference United Methodist Church.