Thursday--2 P. M.
Cincinnati, Ohio, June 28, 1917.
The Twenty-first Annual Session of the Woman's Mite
Missionary Society convened on the above date at Brown
Chapel, the President, Mrs. Edna Woodson, in the chair.
The Secretary, Mrs. Maide Gordon, being absent, Mrs.
Sophronia Eldridge, delegate from Mt. Vernon Church,
Columbus, was asked to act as secretary.
The convention opened by singing "Come, Thou Al-
mighty King," and an impressive consecration meeting
was led by Mrs. Ophelia Rodgers, of Xenia, and Mrs. Lutie
Tush, St. Paul's, Columbus. Scripture Lesson, St. John
19: 1-14. Prayer, Mrs. I. N. Ross. All present took an ac-
tive part in the meeting.
This was followed by roll call, to which members re-
sponded with Scriptural quotations and payment of mem-
bership dues. (See roll of members.)
Mrs. L. E. White being absent, Mrs. Mattie Ford was
selected to respond to the address of welcome. Rev.
Hertzfeld, of the Baltimore Conference, was present, and
gave an interesting account of his "Prison Reform Work."
The president appointed the various committees.
Time was given for discussion of the subject, "My In-
terest as a Preacher's Wife in the Organized Missionary
Work," opened by Mrs. O. R. Williams, followed by sev-
eral others, including Rev. D. P. Roberts, of Allen Temple;
Rev. L. W. Gray, Bethel Baptist Church, and Mrs, Lenora
Scott, Brown Chapel.
Convention fixed the bar at four pews across the church.
Misses Eldridge and Boler were appointed ushers.
Committee on Credentials made a partial report. The
following local societies reported: Mt. Vernon, Columbus;
O'Bryonville, Circleville; St. John, Xenia. Mrs. Holland
was appointed to hold contingent money in Mrs. Kinney's
Sister Barnes, of Allen, made the closing prayer, and
adjournment was made with missionary benediction.