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WELLINGTON, November 18. At the meeting to-day the treasurer's balance-sheet showed : Receipts,. £315 ; expenditure, £408; deficiency, £93 The home mission work absorbed the following amounts :—Grants to churches, £IBB ; maintenance of students, £69 ; total, £24 S. In addition to this home mission work as undertaken directly by auxiliaries cost—Auckland, £240 ; Wellington, £75 ; Chriatchurcb, £SO; total, £365. Grand total for home missions, £633. The following resolution was passed : "That it be a recommendation to the incoming Committee to take into consideration the practicability of raising a fund from which premiums or past premiums for annuities or for life assurance to ministers might be paid." It was resolved that the Conference of 1898 be held at Dunedin. The report of the Auckland auxiliary referred with warm commendation to the work of their home missionary, Mr H Long. The report of the Canterbury Baptist Association stated that a very large amount of work was done in the district during the year. WELLINGTON, November 19. The report of the Students' Committee showed that there have been five applications before the Committee, and two had been accepted. Mr F. Shinar, of Auckland, and Mr James lugs, of Dunedin, had studied steadily at Christchurch through the ye»r, and the different examiners reported most satisfactorily. Mr C. North sent in a most satisfactory report of the closing session of his 6tudies as medical student for mission work in India. The election of officers resulted as follows :—President, Mr A. Hoby ; vice-presi-dent, Rev. H. Peters; treasurer, Mr A. Chidgey; secretary, Rev. A. H. Collins; committee—Revs. A. North, J. J. Doke, C. Dallaston, J. Clark, and Mr G. Carson, M.H.R ; editor of ' The New Zealand Baptist, 1 Rev. A. Dewdney; manager of 'The New Zealand Baptist,' Mr H. Eaton; union au litors, Messrs Toney. cliffe and Marriner; ' New Zealand Baptist' auditors, Messrs Ingold and Carry; preacher for 1898, Rev. R. L. Gray; Studentß' Committee—Revs. North, Doke, Dewdney, and Messrs H. H. Driver and H. B. Kirk." It was resolved—" That, despite the results of the last election, this assembly reaffirm their conviction that the only effective solution of the liquor question is the total prohibition of the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors."

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THE BAPTIST CONFERENCE., Evening Star, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897, Supplement

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THE BAPTIST CONFERENCE. Evening Star, Issue 10476, 20 November 1897, Supplement