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cilla Ferguson was likewise afflicted; Mrs. Carter of Jamestown,
Ohio, who has done excellent work in building up the society in
her own town, had been called away by illness of her father.
The president said, that while parliamentary law should not
be allowed to be the most important feature of the convention,
she hoped that due attention should be paid to ordinary rules.
While we are remembering many things, we should forget
ourselves in order that the work may not be impeded, and that
God's spirit might prevail. She explained that Misses Scott
and Coleman agreed to act as secretaries pro tem., because of the
enforced absence of the assistant secretary (nee) Miss Nettie
Cassell, very recently married, and the lack of a secretary occa-
sioned by Miss Coleman's resignation last November.
Four persons joined.
Mrs. Mitchell called on Rev. Ross who extended welcome.
He spoke of those present with whom he had been associated
pleasantly during his pastoral work. Mrs. Mitchell had helped
him by useful advice out of her large store of experience; he had
known Mrs. Waters and Mrs. Ransom as energetic workers in
his congregation. He had known Mrs. Hamilton of Allegheny,
Pa., for many years; he spoke also of pleasant association with
Mrs. D. K. Clarke, Miss S. W. Coleman, Mrs. Rankin and
Mrs. Rankin then brought forward Rev. W. H. Thomas of
Circleville, Ohio, and Rev. W. H. Venable, an evangelist of
Kentucky. Both gentlemen made very pleasant addresses.
Mrs. Sadie Hamilton, of Allegheny, Pa., was introduced and
made an honorary member of the Convention. Mrs. Mary E.
Taylor, of the M. E. church, Cincinnati, was introduced.
The following chairmen of Committees were appointed:
Credentials .................Mrs. M. E. Ransom
Statistics.....................Mrs. A. J. Rankin
Finance......................Mrs. D. K. Clarke
Appropriation.................Mrs. D. K. Clarke
Temperance . .... ....... Mrs. M. E. Ross
Mite Missionary Literature........Miss H. Q. Brown