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convention was resumed at this time. Moved by Mrs.
Calliman, seconded by Mrs. Maud Smith, that the President
appoint a Nominating Committee. Credentials Committee
reported through the chairman, Mrs. Mattie Ford. The
minutes of the previous meeting were read and adopted.
The following societies reported: Allen Temple, Cincinnati;
Mt. Vernon, Columbus; St. John, Xenia; First A. M. E.
Church. Xenia: Wilberforce, Circleville, Washington C. H.,
Hilliard, Lancaster, Cedarville Zanesville, Westerville,
Selma, Batavia, South Charleston, Young People's Depart-
ment of Mt. Vernon, Columbus; Mothers' Pearls, Wilming-
ton; Y. P. Department, Allen Temple; Young People's
Auxiliary, Mothers' Pearl, Allen Stars; Portsmouth, Ohio,
Mt. Vernon, Allen Stars. The matter of assessing the so-
cieties for contingent and minute money was discussed. On
motion by Mrs. Dovie Nichols, seconded by Mrs. Johns, that
the societies be assessed, motion carried. The Auditing
Committee reported the books of Conference Treasurer and
Contingent Treasurer correct. They were unable to report
that the Corresponding Secretary's books were correct be-
cause of the failure of societies to return report blanks.
The committee on Letters and Communications read letters
from Mrs. B. F. Handy, Presiding Elder Maxwell. Mrs.
Nannie Goode, chairman of the Quadrennial Committee, re-
ported. Moved by Mrs. Johns, seconded by Mrs. Perkins,
that the money raised for the quadrennial delegate, Mrs.
Ford, pass through the proper channel but be given credit
to the Columbus district. The President appointed the fol-
lowing committee on Nomination: Mrs. Jennie White, Mrs.
Eliza Johns, Mrs. Anna Harris Mrs. Nannie Goode, Mrs.
Allie Smith, Mrs. Olive Ward, Mrs. Sarah Garnes. Recess
The afternoon session was opened with devotionals con-
ducted by the Third and Fourth churches of Columbus.
Singing, "A Charge to Keep I Have." A season of prayer
was enjoyed with Mrs. Dovie Nichols and Bishop Brooks
leading. This service was very impressive as all engaged
earnestly prayed God's divine guidance on the convention.
Singing, "Lift Him Up." Reading, 116th Psalm. The busi-
ness of the convention was resumed. By common consent
the registration fees of the officers were paid. The matter
of District Superintendents was discussed. No decision was
reached at this time. Mrs. Woodson introduced to the con-
vention Bishop Sampson Brooks, the newly elected bishop
to South Africa. He presented his work of South Africa.
He spoke of how the Lord was behind his election to the
bishopric and while others were crying because he was as-