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(Per Press Association.)

DUNEDIN, March 2, At tho Methodist Conference to-day the following recommendations by the committee appointed to consider the question of additional preachers were adopted: —That the application of Auckland West for an additional preacher be granted; that tho committee strongly recommends the appointment, of a probationer to reside at Waiuku (Auckland); that tho Te Awamutu I] onio Mission be raised to a circuit with' a married minister; that iho committee "no recommendation to make as to h,..,l Egmont Saddlebag Mission ; tfiat a probationer be appointed at Gifborne with a suitable grant; that a home missionary be appointed afc Northci'n Wairoa. 'the. rest of the masters vv'ill be reported on another \day.

It wtis .stated that 2P> old ministers on tho list 'continue to be supernumeraries. Tho Revs. 11. R. Dewsbury (Auckland), Joseph Blight (Auckland) nnd T. W. Newbolcl (Dunedin) were recommended for another year by thoir Synods. Tho Conference ' agreed _to this. It was recommended that four ministers should become- supernumeraries, the Rev. W. J. Williams^ regtivdrig whom a highly appreciative motion* was unanimously adopted, and tho Revs. C. Griffin (Taranaki), W. S. Bowie (Northern Wairoa), and L. TTudson (Timaru), the last three for ore year. The Rev. S ; Griffith was prantpcl a year with permission to visit Fngl.wl. Tho case of the Rev. Robert 11. Wylic (Dunedin) was referred to tlm committee to renort. Tho Rev. Arthur Tl. Scrivin offered for foreign work and wns delegated to Pfur.ia. 'The offer of Aldwyn 11. Gordon, a student, was noted. Tho president reoorted the resignation of the R<sv. T. H. Lyon, on account of ill-henlth, also tho retirement of Normnn Hyde, probationer, and Mr James Charteris, student (known as the "boy preacher"). Tho action of the president in accepting the resignation was confirmed. 1 The following probationers were passed in their rosnective years: —Revs. 1 A. H.F. Owles, F. Frost' L. B. Neale, H. L. RWiJirds, W. Row«, G. B. Hiplon. F. B. Lnwrpnep, J. E.. Parsons. W. TV\ill-or. W. A. Watson, A. A. Bensley, H. T. Pent. The foHowi-is were received on probation : O. Burner, F. T. Tlnvris p^ri R. B. Sneirs. _ i Te^ students prp to be continued w the. Tbeolnprienl College. The following. o.T"didpios nrp now rp"eivr>d for trai*l--ivfr-.—W. T. Bl^ht. G. T. RrowVC. H. Kendon and O. C. Laws. The Revs. C. A. To*'on nnrl J. K. Sullivan were receiver! for firmit work. Tb.p Rpv.-Hnmiora T\r"«Ti (Maori missin" pv) was s^nenrnniiatod. Tho Epnernl. report on clmrrh nro-poi-tv vns adopted. Snles of certain nronpi'ties were- rntifiwl. Donors of oronpi-tv were thanked. Permission was giver, to soil tho Hokianga parsonage. . . ■. . ■. ■ \

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8808, 3 March 1914

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