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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism
			
 152         STATUS OF METHODISM AND CHRISTIANITY.

Whole number of communicants ......................................  15,486
   "     "      Sabbath-schools ...................................     259
   "     "      Scholars in Sabbath-schools .......................  18,212

                                SCHOOLS.
Whole number of schools.............................................      84 
   "    "       pupils in these ....................................  11,029
   "    "       teachers ...........................................     197

                         SOURCES OF INCOME.
Number of churches contributing ....................................   2,891
   "      Sabbath-schools ..........................................     324
   "      Women's Missionary Societies and Bands contributing          1,121
     The work of the Women's department during the year has been
especially gratifying.  It has extended its influence among churches
and societies heretofore unreached and a deeper interest than ever
before has been awakened in the minds of the women of the Church.
As an evidence of this growth the receipts of this year show an in-
crease of $8,457.99 over those of last year.
    Two of our missionaries have died during the year, Rev. W. C.
Ogburn, a young  colored brother, who was doing a very efficient
work among his people in the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; and
Mrs. A. G. Girardieu, a faithful teacher in Beaufort Academy.

                   OUR  SCHOOLS AND SEMINARIES.
    Biddle University, at Charlotte, N. C., our college for the edu-
cation especially of preochers and teachers has enrolled during the
year 175 students, more than 50 of whom are preparing for the min-
istry.  This college is most advantageously situated in the midst of a
dense colored population, and accessible by not less than six railroads
which centre at the thriving little city of Charlotte.  It occupies a
plot of ground of some 30 acres about a mile from the city.  It has a
fine college building, costing about $43,000, and is said to be one of
the best buildings in the State; a large dormitory and boarding house,
and four professors' houses, and in many regards is well equipped for
doing a successful work. We find it very important that preachers




			
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Budget Containing the Status of Methodism at the Second Ecumenical Conference of Methodism


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