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Receipts dnring the year

Balance on hand.December 1, 1904.

Amounts taken over to general acconnt.
Balance on band December 1, 1905



Balance December 1, 1904.

Balance December 1, 1905.

Annuity Fund

Interest, yarions funds

Balances December 1, 1904, varions funds .


Various annuitants

Balances December 1, 1905

$18,980 00
2,873 08

175,889 53
601 86

$106,816 94
1,945 15

$8,467 52

4,526 86

660 00

50 00

114 46

64 30


$16,803 06

$76,490 88

289 35
38,365 98

$131,848 19

$106,871 79

18,875 04


$85,689 47
$08/»4 75

$184,344 33

$38,365 98
105,978 34

$184,344 23
$817 86
8,129 15

$2,811 79

860 00
800 87

$1,750 87

$1,186 00
564 87

$1,750 87

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Trkasurbr's Rsport of THi Board of Education — CotUifwed

List of Sbcubitibs
50 Mlssonri Paciflc Railway Co.*8 Ist mortgage oonsoUdated

six per cent bonds

47 New York, Chicago <& St. Loois R. R. Co.'s Ist mortgage

four per cent bonds

6 St. Joseph & Grand Island R. R. Co.*8 Ist mortgage four

per cent bonds

77 shares of St. Joseph & Grand Island R« R. Co.*b Ist pre-
ferred stock

28 Chicago Gas Light <& Coke Co.'s Ist mortgage five per cent


18 Western Union Telegraph Co.'s five per cent bonds

6 U. 8. Leather Co.'s six per cent bonds

47 Southern Pacific Co.'s four per cent collateral gold bonds.
18 St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway Co.*8 four

per cent bonds ». . . .

184 shares of American Telegraph <& Cable Co.*s five per cent


60 Reading Co.*s four per cent bonds

18 Missouri, Kansas <& Texas Railroad Co.'s second mortgage


8 Erie Railroad Co.*s general lien four per cent bonds

1 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Co.*s four per cent


List of Sbcuritibs on Annuity Fund
10 shares of American Telegraph & Cable Co.*s five per cent


8 St. Louis, Iron Mountain <& Southern Railway Co.*s four

per cent bonds

1 St. Louis, Iron Mountain <& Southern Railway Co.*s five per

cent bond

1 U. S. Leather Co.*s six per cent gold bond

7 Southern Pacific Co.*8 four per cent collateral gold bonds.. .

1 Southern Pacific Co.*s four per cent collateral gold bond. . . .
5 Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Co.'s second mortgage


2 Erie Railroad Co.'s general lien four per cent bonds

Par Value

160,000 00

47,000 00

6,000 00

7,700 00

28,000 00

18,000 00

6,000 00

47,000 00

18,000 00

18,400 00
60,000 00

18,000 00
8,000 00

1,000 00

Par Valoe

$1,000 00

8,000 00

1,000 00

1,000 00

7,000 00

600 00

6,000 00
2,000 00

$20,800 00


$51,638 36
41,662 50

11,861 25

20,888 75

18,882 50

6,907 50

85,461 25

11,653 47

18,318 26
44,003 75

15,042 50
7,083 75

866 25

$818,100 00 $288,255 08


$1,000 00

2,770 86

861 25
1,181 25

6,128 12

4,211 25
1,782 50

$17,844 28

We have examined the abore-described securities, and find them In good order. We
have also examined the Treasurer's general account, returned loan account, and annuity
account, and find them correct.

H. C. M. Ingraham, ) Auditing
New York, February 9, 1906. John D. Slatback, ) CommiUee.

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Summary of Receipts from Gmf erences


Alaska Mission

Arizona Mission



Atlantic Mission.



Black Hills Mission

Blue Ridge


California German

Central Alabama

Central German

Central Illinois

Central Missouri

Central New York

Central Ohio

Central Pennsylvania

Central Swedish

Central Tennessee

Chicago German

Chinese Mission



Columbia River




Des Moines


East German

East Maine

East Ohio

East Tennessee

Eastern Swedish









Indiana ;

Indian Territory Mission


Kalispell Mission





Little Rock










Nevada Mission


New England

New England Southern

New Hampshire

New Jersey ^

New Mexico English Mission.. . .
New Mexico Spanish Miss. Conf .

New York

New York East

♦93 40

15 00
23 70
70 00

I 00

16 00
s,6o8 67

7 00
99 00


37 00

65 00

laa 00

i^|8 48

189 41

a»"7 44

996 53

2^1 85

186 00

as 10

63 00

51 00

1,158 57

375 05

2^6 30

507 2a

x83 00

a t6

866 84

x^i6 97

too 00

180 ox

2,055 60

114 00

47 00

1,725 85

94 04
«,535 35

aa 00

44 02

3'5 80

X41 00

«,305 42

1,086 39

. 24 00


X3 00

947 53

167 5a

70 00

49 75

95 00
84 00

404 oa

t,749 68

431 80

183 10

713 45

100 55

134 so

726 53

37 00

1,684 80

776 97

640 33

443 70

1,433 03


8 00
3,636 63
3.3»9 23

North Carolina.

North Dakou

North Indiana

North Montana Mission.

North Nebraska

North Ohio

North Pacific German Mission Conf.

Northern German ,

Northern Minnesota.....

Northern New York

Northern Swedish ,

Northwest Indiana

Northwest Iowa ,

Northwest Kansas.

Northwest Nebraska

Norwegian and Danish . ,



Oregon .••;••

Pacific taptftnese Mission,



Porto Rico Mission

Puget Sound

Rock River.

Saint John's River

Saint Louis.

Saint Louis German


South Carolina

South Florida M ission

South Germany

South Kansas

Southern California.

Southern German

Southern Illinois.

Southwest Kansas





Upper Iowa

Upper Mississippi

Utah Mission




West German

West Nebraska.

West Texas

West Virginia

West Wisconsin

Western Norwecnan-Danlsh .

Western Swedish



Wyoming . . .^. .,

Wyoming Mission

Personal gifu

Total cash reoeived for the
year ending November
80, 1906



Finland and St. Petersbuiig Mission.

Italy (1904-X905)


338 00


♦i,549 36

34 00

401 40

1,078 57


154 50

307 35

i»336 69

54 00

729 90


71 00

338 16



9 00

2,358 83
1,834 73

10 00

460 70

1,935 06

X34 88


73 00

500 16

a 00


639 ox

740 6x

35 00

535 00


77 15


X03 so

x,395 94

932 34

106 00

69 00

51a oa

313 05

441 35

90 00

355 67


635 31

428 05

x6 00

xao 00

634 50

725 59

1,538 69

48 25

736 00

$75,880 62

f 333 00

36 00



$601 36

Total amount reported by Foreign Ck>nferenoe8 $601 36

Add cash oollections reoeived for year 76,889 62

Orand total $76,490 88

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Meeting of Universtty Senate*

The University Senate met Tuesday morning, February 13th, at 10:30^
at the residence of Dr. John F. Goucher in Baltimore. The meeting was
called to order by President Raymond, who was president of the Senate the
past quadrennium. Prayer was- offered by President Crawford.

The following members of the Senate answered to the roll call: Represen-
tative at Large, Chancellor James R. Day; Representative of the First General
Conference District, President William E. Huntington; Second District, Presi-
dent Bradford P. Raymond; Third District, President William H. Crawford;
Fourth District, President John F. Goucher; Fifth District, Professor Richard
T. Stevenson; Seventh District, President James M. Cox; Ninth District,
President John W. Hancher; Tenth District, Acting President Thomas F.
Holgate; Eleventh District, President Edwin H. Hughes; Twelfth District,
President George H. Bridgman; Thirteenth District, Professor John L. Nuel-
sen; Fourteenth District, President George F. Bovard.

Excuse and regret for absence was received from President Henry A.
Buchtel of the Eighth District

Notice was received by telegram from Bishop J. M. Walden of the ap-
pointment of President John H. Race to fill the vacancy caused by the removal
of President George MacAdam from the Sixth District

William F. Anderson, Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Educa-
tion was also present

Chancellor James R. Day was elected president for the coming quadren-
nium, and Edwin H. Hughes, secretary.

The following excerpts from the minutes of the sessions will indicate the
important action of the Senate touching vital educational interests of the

A committee was appointed to consider the best method of dealing with
applications for recognition by the Senate and of maintaining a proper classi-
fication of institutions under the supervision of the Senate. This committee
made the following recommendations:

Standing Committee on Requirements
(i) That all applications for recognition or for re-classification be made
to the Corresponding Secretary of the Board of Education at least six months
before action is expected.

(2) That such applications, together with all correspondence and docu-
ments bearing on them, shall be submitted by the Corresponding Secretary to a
Standing Committee consisting of five members of the Senate to be appointed
for the purpose and to be known as the Standing Committee on Requirements.
This Committee shall consider all such applications and shall report to this
Senate, or to the Executive Committee if so ordered, a recommendation in
each case.

(3) In conjunction with the Corresponding Secretary this standing Com-
mittee shall be charged with responsibility for investigating and reporting
on any institution under the supervision of the Senate which seems to be falling
below the standard set for its class, or which is not conforming to the require-
ments of the Senate.

(4) Whenever in the judgment of this Committee an examination into the
conditions and work of an institution is desirable, either by visitation or

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otherwise, the G>mmittee shall have power to provide for such examination in
any manner which to it may seem best

The following resolution was also adopted:

The Terms College and University
Whereas, in the educational affairs of the country the terms G)llege and
University can no longer with propriety be used interchangeably, whatever
the practice in the past may have been,

Therefore, be it resolved that we urgently reconunend the recognition of
the distinction between these terms in the naming of all new institutions in the

The West Virginia Conference Seminary

Action was taken concerning our West Virginia Conference Seminary at
Buckbannon :

We rejoice greatly in the increasing prosperity of our school at Buck-
bannon, W. Va. We note with pleasure the purpose of the authorities of the
school to drop the term University and use ^'College*' instead. In view of the
fact that the courses of study appear to meet the requirements of the University
Senate, we recommend that the petition of the Board of Trustees be favorably
received and the classification of the institution be changed from seminary to
collegiate rank.

Epworth University

The following action was taken relative to Epworth University at Okla-

It was voted that the Senate recommend to the Board of Education that
such students at Epworth University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory, as
come from the Methodist Episcopal Churches and meet the other requirements
be granted loans by the Board.

Resolved, that it is the judgment of the Senate that Epworth University,
of Oklahoma, has met the requirements of the University Senate as published
in 1904, and that the institution should be classified as a college. In view of
the fact, however, that we have very little detailed information as to the curric-
ulum and in view of the fact that the institution is under the control of both
the Methodist Episcopal Church and of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
therefore, resolved that we refer the whole matter to the Executive Committee
with power, their action to be taken after a report by the Standing Committee
upon the approval of the Board of Education of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, South.

Recommendations to General Conference

Instructions were given to the Standing Committee as follows:

1. To suggest legislation to be submitted, first to the next meeting of the
Senate and then to the General Conference, whereby the functions of this
Senate may be enlarged.

2. To present to the next meeting of the Senate the points wherein the
standard for recognition of colleges by this Senate should be further lifted
and the manner in which this changed standard may be applied.

The sessions throughout were characterized by a spirit of deep solicitation
for the educational welfare of Methodism.

Resolutions of Thanks
The beautiful hospitality of the home of Dr Goucher lent a charm to the

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sessions which was unmistakable in its influence upon all who were present,
as may be seen by the following resolution which was unanimously adopted:

Resolved, That the members of the University Senate present at the session
in Baltimore February 13-14, 1906, at the house of Dr. Goucher, our
host, express to him our hearty appreciation of his most cordial welcome, of
his delightful and refined attention to our comfort, and of the pleasure he and
his daughters have given us in the privilege of meeting his friends at the recep-
tion arranged for them and us on last evening. We pray the Father's blessing
upon him and his family, and the cause which he carries next his heart.

Standing Committees
Several items of unfinished business touching various institutions of the
Church were committed to the Standing Committee on Qualifications and the
Executive Committee. The former committee is composed of the following
members of the Senate: President William K Huntington, Acting President
Thomas F. Holgate, President George H. Bridgman, President Edwin H.
Hughes, Professor John L. Nuelsen. The Executive Committee consists of:
Chancellor James R, Day, President John F. Goucher and President Bradford
P. Raymond.

The Preacher and the Study of Biogntphy*

By Rev. Frank S. Townsend, M.A.

One of the most familiar quotations is the epigram of Steele on Lady Eliz-
abeth Hastings— "To love her was a liberal education." The lady owes all her
fame in present days to this happy expression of her admirer, but we have
no reason to doubt the correctness of the principle which lies beneath the
famous saying. There are those who radiate upon their associates all manner
of subtle influences for good. Their society is a stimulus to intelligence, a
rebuke to cowardice and vice, an inspiration to courage, honor, faith and all

It is a common, even a trite remark, that the association of the apostles with
Jesus for three years must have exerted a great educating and refining in-
fluence upon them. We see one direct evidence of this when Peter and John
were before the Sanhedrim and those who were astonished at their boldness
and dignity remembered that they had been with Jesus. But while this is the
supreme illustration it is no irreverence to say that there have been many men
of whom their associates might have said, "Virtue went out of them."

Sometimes we see and hear expressions of a desire to see and know some
of the great ones of the past Philosophers would love to talk with Aristotle
and Plato, scientists with Galileo and Newton; artists with Raphael and An-
gelo; poets with Homer, Dante and Shakespeare; Christians with Augustine,
Luther and Wesley. Every thoughtful man sometimes thinks longingly of
some one he would have liked to know and from whose friendship he feels he
would have derived great benefit. Sometimes one has a great admiration for
a character entirely different from his own. A remarkable illustration is the
declaration of the skeptical and sentimental Rousseau that had he lived at the
same time as Fenelon he would have tried to get into his service even as a
lackey, in order to be near him.

It is, however, impossible to recall the dead, and almost equally impossible
for the average man to become personally acquainted with the great men of

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' his own generation. There are doubtless millions on earth today who would
enjoy an intimacy with President Roosevelt, but very few of them will ever
attain it. But yet an intimacy with many of the saints and heroes of the past
is possible for everybody through the instrumentality of books. Too little is
known of some great men to permit a close study of them, but in many cases
material has been abundant and the work has been so well done that a student
of today may at least in some degree know the men he wishes to know. From
Plutarch's Lives to Morley's Gladstone, gresLt men are accessible to the student.
Cromwell and Frederick the Great live for us in the pages of Carlyle, William
the Silent in those of Motley, Lincoln in those of Hay.

Studies of this sort are important to all, but perhaps the preacher has more
need of them than any other man. The statesman is a possible exception, but
as the work of preparing men for heaven is more important than the govern-
ing of them on earth, the preacher would seem to have the pre-eminence. His
work is to move men, to influence them against sin and toward righteousness.
The more he knows about men the better can he do his work. In our own
judgment, history, of which biography is a department, is the most helpful and
beneficial of a preacher's collateral studies. Some would give psychology this
place, but the attempt to find out by philosophical reasoning what is passing
in a man's soul seems to us inferior to the wisdom gained by knowing what
men have done in the past. The Greeks of Herodotus are the brothers of the
Americans of to-day. The essential elements of humanity never change. The
men before the modem preacher are struggling with the same temptations as
the Corinthians and Athenians to whom Paul preached.

This is why even the biographies of evil men have a value for the preacher.
They increase his knowledge of humanity. He should know Judas as well as
John, Benedict Arnold as well as Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte as well as
William the Silent. But this form of biographical study is less attractive and
less helpful than that of men who were good as well as great. Too much asso-
ciation with evil, in books as well as among men, is likely to reflect an evil in-
fluence upon one. A person who reads only the realistic novels of to-day would
exhibit some of the symptoms manifested by one who lives only with bad char-
acters. The Newgate Calendar is a sort of biographical work, but it is not for
general reading.

It is important for any student to gain information for the broadening and
strengthening of the mind. The preacher needs it not only for this purpose, but
also for the purpose of illustration. From the lives of men who have gone be-
fore he gains the illustrative anecdotes, the warnings, and the examples, which
add much to the power of his sermons. But he will gain not merely knowjedge
but inspiration from contact with the right sort of men, even in their biogra-
phies. When one reads of manly men something stirs in his own heart. Their
courage, their patience, their fidelity, their faith, their conquests over self and
sin, their struggles and triumphs — all these react upon the student of their
lives. When a preacher hears the cry, "Athanasius against the world!" or
stands in spirit beside Luther at Worms and hears him say, "Here I stand.
I cannot do otherwise. God help me!"— he is not likely in the next moment to
show himself a coward. When a preacher studies John Wesley and realizes
his astonishing industry he feels rebuked for his own idleness. When he reads
of Baxter's faithful pastoral work he may be ashamed for his own neglect of
his people.

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But a preacher's study of biography should by no means be confined to
those of his own profession. It is both his duty and his privilege to make
himself master

**0f Caesar's hand, and Plato's brain.
Of Lord Christ's heart and Shakespeare's strain."

From Socrates to Gladstone all master minds are his field of study.

There are three kinds of biographies. One is the mere narration of facts,
the furnishing of dry bones, which require a vigorous imagination and much
faith to make them live. Another is the biography which is written either by
a bitter enemy or a hero-worshipping friend, making it very hard to find the
real man. The third, and probably the rarest, is the honest presentation of a
man so that readers may learn his real personality. An honest biogfrapher will
present his hero as Cromwell wished to be painted, "warts and all." But he
will not unduly magnify the warts and make them the most prominent thing in
the presentation of the man.

Carlyle says that when a great man is not a hero to his valet, it may be
the valet's fault. There is a profound wisdom here. Some men can recognize
the hero only by his stage trappings. Others are troubled when a hero
manifests any fault. There are some unfortunate mortals for whom
Wesley's early bigotry, or the coarseness which his early surround-
ings stamped too deeply upon Lincoln, destroy the grandeur of the men. The
sensible student may smile or sigh, but he can see the hero in spite of blemishes.
Ho perceives what to shun as well as what to imitate.

The mere acquisition of facts should not be sufficient for the preacher.
Such biographical information as may be obtained by the use of books of refer-
ence has its use, but we should aspire to better things. The biographical es-
says in the Encyclopedia Britannica are of course of a higher grade. Some
of these are by Macaulay, and the work done by him in this field and by such
essayists as Shairp and Saintesbury is deserving of high praise. A class of
biographies only a little larger than these and sometimes not equal to them in
literary merit is found in the numerous series of today, such as the English
and American "Men of Letters," "Famous Women," and "Men of Action."
Some of these have great interest and their brevity has its advantage in these
days of almost innumerable books.

But probably the average preacher will gain more benefit by acquiring an
intimate acquaintance with a few great men and books than by trying to cover
a large territory. Moreover, the average preacher will find it much easier
to procure a few great biographies than many small ones. Even in these days
of libraries only a comparatively small portion of the ministry have access
to large collections of books and still fewer have means to buy large libraries
for themselves. Probably every studious preacher has a long list of books
he would like to read if he could only get hold of them. The number of good
biographies is now legion and translations bring all of importance within the
reach of even the English reader. But too often one's actual study will be de-
termined not by what is best nor even by what he would like, but by what he
can get hold of.

Two biographies have gained an unusual fame, not so much because their
subjects were men of the highest rank as because of a peculiar charm belong-
ing to the books. These are the Life and Letters of Macaulay, by Trcvelyan,

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and die similar work on Charles Kingsley prepared by his widow. The first
is, of course, of greater historical importance, but the mingled tenderness and
enthusiasm with which Kingsley is presented to the reader make the second
book linger in the memory like the echoes of an old song, or a perfume from
the garments of the beloved dead. A man who could turn from that study of
Kingsley without greater love for his fellow-men and for God would be more
hopeless than Ephraim of old.

These two books and many others owe much of their interest and charm
to the frank revelations of their subjects by their own letters. One reveals
himself more clearly in letters than in any other way. We may regret Froude's
use of Carlyle*s letters and doubt the propriety of publishing the Browning
love letters, but we are usually grateful for a judicious biographer's use of

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