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MINUTES.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES OF THE UNITED STATES convened in the State Street Church, Portland, Me., for its eleventh session, at 10.30 A. M., Saturday, Oct. 12, 1901, and was called to order by the moderator, Rev. Frederick A. Noble, of Illinois.

The Scriptures were read by Rev. Dan F. Bradley, of Michigan, and prayer was offered by Rev. Moses Smith, of Illinois.

1 ellers. The moderator appointed the following tellers :

Rev. Francis J. Van Horn, of Iowa; Rev. Henry H. Noyes, of Maine; Rev. Robert H. Edmonds, of Ohio; Rev. Clifford H. Smith, of Vermont; Rev. Elbert S. Porter, of Massachusetts; Rev. Horace Sanderson, of Colorado.

The roll. Credentials were gathered, and it was voted that the registrar be authorized to complete the roll.

The roll, when completed, was as follows:

ALABAMA.

Bear Creek Conference, 6.
Christian Conference, 7.
Clanton Conference, 7.
Congregational Association, 20.
Echo Conference, 11.
Fort Payne Conference, 4.

Rev. Almon T. Clark.

• Numerals after the names of state bodies show how many delegates they may send to the Council, on the basis of one to each body and one for every ten thousand members, or major fraction. Those following names of local bodies show the number of churches in them, such bodies being entitled to name one delegate for every ten churches, or major fraction.

Houston Conference, 3.
Mount Jefferson Conference, 2.
Oxford Conference, 6.
Rosehill Conference, 1o.
Tallapoosa Conference, 7.
Tallassee Conference, 6.
I roy Conference, 5.
Warrior Conference, 6.
First District Association, 6. Rev. Spencer Snell.

ARIZONA (1) THE CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION.

ARKANSAS. [No STATE ORGANIZATION.]

CALIFORNIA (3].
GENERAL ASSOCIATION. Rev. Frank N. Greeley, Rev. Charles B.
Sumner, Rev. Walter Frear.

Bay Conference, 20.
Upper Bay Conference, II.
Sacramento Valley Association, 30.
San Francisco Association, 15.
San Joaquin Valley Association, 9.
Santa Clara Association, 14.
Humboldt Association, 10.
Mt. Shasta Association, 15.
Sonoma Association, 10.
San Bernardino Association, 18. Rev. John H. Williams.
Los Angeles Association, 42.
San Diego Association, 16.

COLORADO [2].

CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION.
Denver Association, 28.

Arkansas Valley Association, 21. Rev. William F. Slocum, Rev. Manley D. Ormes.

Western Association, 10. Rev. Horace Sanderson.

CONNECTICUT (7]. GENERAL CONFERENCE. Rev. John De Peu, Rev. Wm. De Loss Love, Rev. John C. Goddard, Rev. Arthur L. Gillett, Rev. William J. Mutch, Rev. George E. Soper, John H. Perry.

Central Conference, 13. Rev. Russell T. Hall.

Fairfield East Consociation, 19. Rev. Henry L. Slack, Rev. Cyrus F. Stimson.

Fairfield Southwest Conference, 9. Rev. Levi Rodgers.

Fairfield West Consociation, 18. Rev. Henry C. Woodruff, Edward W. Marsh.

Farmington Valley Conference, 17. J. T. Chidsey.
Hartford Conference, 21. Rev. Roscoe Nelson.
Hartford East Conference, 12. Rev. Oliver W. Means.
Litchfield Northeast Conference, 13. Rev. Harry E. Small.
Litchfield Northwest Conference, 12. Rev. Edward O. Dyer.
Litchfield South Consociation, 17. Rev. Henry Upson.

Middlesex Conference, 30. Rev. Frederick W. Greene, Edward S. Coe.

Naugatuck Valley Conference, 18. Rev. Frederick L. Grant, Rev. Sherrod Soule.

New Haven West Conference, 25.
New London Conference, 31. Rev. Samuel H. Howe.
Tolland Conference, 21. Rev. Edmund A. Burnham.
Windham Conference, 31. Rev. Winthrop B. Greene, A. G. Bill.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

(SEE NEW JERSEY.)

FLORIDA (1)
GENERAL ASSOCIATION. Rev. Sullivan F. Gale.
East Coast Conference, 11. Rev. Elmer W. Butler.
Pensacola Conference, 5.
St. John's River Conference, 5.
St. Mary's River Conference, 4.
Shoal River Conference, 13.
South Florida Conference, 14. Rev. George M. Ward.
Florida Western Conference, 12. Rev. Mason Noble.

GEORGIA [1].
CONGREGATIONAL CONVENTION.
Atlanta Conference, 6.
Blue Ridge Conference, 3.
Broad River Conference, 4.
Gainsville Conference, 8.
Georgia Association, 14.
Flint River Conference, 18.
Pilgrim Conference, 3-
South Georgia Conference, 8.
Vans Valley Conference, 3.
Way-Cross Conference, 10.

HAWAII. HAWAIIAN EVANGELICAL ASSOCIATION.

IDAHO [1]
CONGREGATIONAL ASSOCIATION. Rev. John D. Kingsbury.

ILLINOIS [6]. GENERAL ASSOCIATION. C. H. Howard, Rev. W. F. McMillen, Rev. Peter M. Snyder.

Aurora Association, 16. Rev. Benjamin F. Aldrich, W. H. Van Arsdale.

Bureau Association, 19.
Central Association, 13.
Central East Association, 15.
Central West Association, 34.

Chicago Association, 106. Rev. Frederick A. Noble, Rev. George H. Bird, Rev. Charles H. Taintor, Rev. Julian M. Sturtevant, Rev. Edward F. Williams, Rev. Frank T. Lee, Rev. Moses Smith, Rev. J. C. Armstrong, R. W. Patton.

Elgin Association, 26.
Fox River Association, 23.
German Association, 7.
Quincy Association, 17.
Rockford Association, 17. John Barnes.
Rock River Association, 16.
Southern Association, 30.
Springfield Association, 24.

INDIANA (1).
GENERAL ASSOCIATION.
Central Association, 19. Rev. William A. Waterman.
Fort Wayne Association, 10.
Kokomo Association, 13. Rev. Charles W. Choate.
Michigan City Association, 12.
Ohio Valley Association, 7.

Iowa [5].
GENERAL ASSOCIATION. Rev. Alva L. Frisbie, Rev. Frank N
White.

Central Association, 20. Rev. Otterbein O. Smith.
Cherokee Association, 28. Rev. James B. Chase.
Council Bluffs Association, 33. Nathan P. Dodge.
Davenport Association, 17.
Denmark Association, 31. L. Valentine.
Dubuque Association, 26. Rev. Charles C. Warner.
German Association, il.

Grinell Association, 34. Rev. Edmund M. Vittum, Rev. Francis J. Van Horn.

Mitchell Association, 39.
Northeastern Association, 11. Rev. Malan Willett.
Sioux Association, 26. Rev. John E. McNamara.
Webster City Association, 33. Rev. Samuel A. Martin.
Welch Association, 6.

KANSAS [2].
GENERAL ASSOCIATION. Rev. D. Baines Griffiths, Rev. Frederick
W. Ellis.

Arkansas Valley Association, 20. Stephen Cronin.
Central Association, 39.
Eastern Association, 27. J. G. Haskell.
Northern Association, 17.
Northwestern Association, 21.
Southern Association, 24.
Western Association, 10.
Wichita Association, 14. Rev. Henry E. Thayer.

KENTUCKY [1].
GENERAL ASSOCIATION.
Cumberland Valley Association.

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