Evanston is Host to Many
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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 Oct 1912, p. 1, 8


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Seventy-Third Annual Conference of the Rock River Conference is in Annual Session

370 Preachers Present

Much Work Will Be Accomplished During This Session of the Visitijg Methodist Delegares

Three hundred and seventy members of the Rock River conferende of the Methodist Episcopal church are in Evanston in attendence at the seventy-third annual session. The conference began work Tuesday morning when examinations were given to the probationers, the young ministers who have taken up the cours of study prescribed by the conference body. The sessions will last until next Tuesday. Tuesday evening a reception was given to the visiting delegates at the First Methodist church. Dr. Charles M. Stuart, president of Garrett Biblical institute, presided. President Abram W. Harris of Northwestern university gave the address of welcome and Dr. James G. Mcclure of the McCormick Theological seminary gave the matriculation address in the interest of the divinity school. Special features of the week's program was the organi recital given yesterday by Mrs. Kathryn Howard-Ward at the First church, and a series of three lectures to be presented this afternoon, tomorrow and Saturday by Dr. Walter Rauschenbusch. It is anticipated that there will be an unusual number of changes in the conference. Some of the most prominent churches of Chicago are slated for a change of pastors. Here is what the conference will do: It will elect a new secretary, Dr. J. A. Matlack, who has served faithfully in that burdensome office, is now the district superintendent of the Rockford distric and cannot, therefore, serve longer. Perhaps the choice will fall upon one of the assistant secretaries-C. D. Wilson, M. G. Wenz or James O'May.

Honor the Dead

It will hold memorial services for the members of the conference or the wives of members who have died during the year. Dr. W. H. Burns has been chosed to pronounce the memorial oration. The following list of the honored dead is not complete, but it includes the following: Ira C. Cartwright, Silas Searl, William M. Holmes, John B. Robinson, Watson Thatcher, H. T. Clendenning, Mrs. F. H. Hardin, Mrs. C. J. Dickey, Mrs.s J. H. DeLacy. The downtown commission will receive a special hearing and action will probably be taken in securing some improved and well defined policy for the care of the down town work. Two new district superintendents will be appointed. Dr. H. V. Holt, superintendent of the Chicago western district, and Dr. R. Seventy-Third Annual Conference of the Rock River Conference is in Annual Session

370 Preachers Present

Much Work Will Be Accomplished During This Session of the Visitijg Methodist Delegares

Three hundred and seventy members of the Rock River conferende of the Methodist Episcopal church are in Evanston in attendence at the seventy-third annual session. The conference began work Tuesday morning when examinations were given to the probationers, the young ministers who have taken up the cours of study prescribed by the conference body. The sessions will last until next Tuesday. Tuesday evening a reception was given to the visiting delegates at the First Methodist church. Dr. Charles M. Stuart, president of Garrett Biblical institute, presided. President Abram W. Harris of Northwestern university gave the address of welcome and Dr. James G. Mcclure of the McCormick Theological seminary gave the matriculation address in the interest of the divinity school. Special features of the week's program was the organi recital given yesterday by Mrs. Kathryn Howard-Ward at the First church, and a series of three lectures to be presented this afternoon, tomorrow and Saturday by Dr. Walter Rauschenbusch. It is anticipated that there will be an unusual number of changes in the conference. Some of the most prominent churches of Chicago are slated for a change of pastors. Here is what the conference will do: It will elect a new secretary, Dr. J. A. Matlack, who has served faithfully in that burdensome office, is now the district superintendent of the Rockford distric and cannot, therefore, serve longer. Perhaps the choice will fall upon one of the assistant secretaries-C. D. Wilson, M. G. Wenz or James O'May.

Honor the Dead

It will hold memorial services for the members of the conference or the wives of members who have died during the year. Dr. W. H. Burns has been chosen to pronounce the memorial oration. The following list of the honored dead is not complete, but it included the following: Ira C. Cartwright, Silas Searl, William M. Holmes, John B. Robinson, Watson Thatcher, H. T. Clendenning, Mrs. F. H. Hardin, Mrs. C. J. Dickey, Mrs. J. H. Delacy. The down town commission will recieve a special hearing and action will probably be taken in securing some improved and well defined policy for the care of the down town work. Two new district superintendents will be appointed. Dr. H. V. Holt, superintendent of the Chicago western district, and Dr. R. H. Pooley, superintendent of the Joliet district, both having served full terms of six years, will by the law of the church give way to successors. While the appointment rests wholly with Bishop McDowell, he undoubtedly will find many ready to give him all needed advice. The Trinity-Marie contest will probably appear in some form, unless Trinity deciedes to abide by the instructions of the general conferences. If the contest gets into the courts it will be long drawn out, not stopping probably, until it reaches the supreme court of the United States. Bishop McDowell has thoroughly studied the situation, knows his own rights and duties in the matter, and will act with wisdom and decision. Trinity stands on the legal decision of the Illinois Supreme court twice rendered. Marie stands on the decisions of both the annual and general decisions of both the annual and general conferences as to their moral and ecclesiastical rights. Those of either party who feel that they have been unjustly wronged will need to exercise the utmost Chrisitian charity and patience. It will recognize the semi-centennial of the work in the ministry of at least two of its most esteemed members, Dr. H. G. Jackson and Dr. A. D. Traveller, by a special service. If there are other members of the conference who have completed the semi-centennial, as it is understood there are, they will be included in the recognition service.

Ought to Be Voluntary

It will consider the question of the annuities for superannuates. The general conference gave the authority to the annual conference to act according to its individual judgment. Dr. Libberton will urge that no minister shall receive an annuity whose income is $600 a year or over. Others will insist that the surrender of the annuity ought to be voluntary. Only the conference can settle the question. The Northwest Federation, consisting of five of our churches on the northwest side of the city, with Wicker Park church as the head, will, it is understood, be disolved and each church resume its indenpendent position held before the federation was formed. Instead of the customary address of welcome the opening night will have a new kind of program provided for by President Stuart of Garrett. It will give particular attention to the church and its social attitude by means of three lectures by Prof. Rauschenbush. It will take no formal action on party politics but will occasionally smile or cheer as some speaker, either through blunder or intention, makes reference to the political questions of the hour. The conference will recognize the Epworth league more fully than it has for some years by giving a special evening to its anniversary and by the appointment of a conference governing board. With the passing of the general conference, with new policies in the administration of the benevolences and in Episcopal administration, with new officers, new editors of the papers, with the subsidence of agitation on Biblical criticism, with general prosperity within its borders, and the urgent need of advance in the world's missionary conquest, the conference outh to be the most constructive and efficient in many years.

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