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Twenty-Eighth, Annual Report
Bengal Woman's Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church
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Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen
Twenty-Eighth Annual Report
Bengal Woman's Conference
Methodist Episcopal Church
Calcutta, November 25-30, 1915
PRINTED AT THE WESLEYAN MISSION PRESS.
President \ -
MISS ELIZABETH MAXEY_
MRS. W. P. BYERS, MISS E~IMA L. KNOWLES.
MISS MABEL LOIS EDDY.
MISS KATHARI:\,E ~l. l\.INZLY.
MISS KATHERINE A. BLAIR.
MRS. G. SCHANZLI~.
)'IISS KATHARINE M. KI:\,ZLY.
MIss HILDA SWA:\.
:'If ISS A\'AIHU\T. MRS. \Y. P. BYERS.
:'IIISS MABEL LOIS EDDY. ::WISS ELIZABETH MAXEY.
MISS JOSEPHI~E STAHL.
Ex-Officio ;-?IISS KATHERINE A. BLAIR, !'IIISS HILDA SWAN.
Alternates :-MRS. J. P. :'IIEIK, :'II ISS EUGENIA NORBERG.
Programme.-Miss Hunt, :\Jiss Eddy, Miss Boyce, Mrs. Swan.
Finance Committee.-Miss Hunt, Miss Eddy, Mrs. Byers, Miss ;Vlaxey, Miss Stahl.
Ex-Officio: Miss Blair, 11iss Swan.
A ltullates: :\Irs. Meik, Miss "N orberg.
Board of Education and Examiners.-Mrs. l\1eik, :\Iiss Blair, Miss Nor-berg, Mrs. Archibald.
Literature.~ Miss Carpenter, Miss Rei:ey, Mrs. Koch.
Publication.-1Iiss Eddy, :\fiss Kinzly, Miss Tunison.
Auditing.-Miss :\laxey, Miss Hunt, Miss Swan.
Field Property.-Miss Maxey, :'>Ir~. Byers, :vIiss Swan, :\Iiss Stahl.
Temperance.-Mrs. Byork, Mrs. Culshaw, :'>Irs. Schanzlin.
"Woman's Friend. "~YIiss Blair, ::\1iss YIeik, :'Jiss Kinzly.
Furniture.~Miss Grandstrand, Miss ]ohangon.
Auxiliaries.-Mrs. Beeken, "1iss :\1eik.
ROLL OF MEMBERS
Date NAMES LANGFAGE STATION of joining
1907 Archibald. Mrs. C. H. Bengali Calcutta
1902 .. Beeken. Mrs. Elsie Baliaghata, Calcutta 1888 * Blair. Kate A. Tamluk 1889 Byers. Mrs. W. P. Asansol 1904 Byork. Mrs. John Kidderpore,Calcu tta 1915 Boyce. Florence A. English Calcutta 1910 ~ Carpenter. Mary F. Bengali Calcutta 1909 t Carr. Rachel On furlough 1897 Culshaw. Mrs. Ruth English Darjeeling 1915 Callow. Clara .. Calcutta 1915 Campbell. Mrs. Calcutta 1902 Eddy, Mabel Lois Bengali Calcutta 1905 Grandstrand. Pauline San tali Pakaur 1910 Hunt. Ava Epglish Calcutta 1915 Johanson. Mary Bengali Asansol 1890 Knowles. lEmma L. English Darjeeling 1907 t Kinzly. Katharine M. Bengali Calcutta 1907 Koch. Mrs. C. H. S. Bengali Calcutta 1894 * Lee. Mrs. D. H. On furlough 1907 Manley. Mrs. D. H. English On furlough 1909 Matheson. Fanny Bengali On furlough 1888 Maxey. Elizabeth English Calcutta .l8SS .. Meik. Mrs. J. P. Bengali Bolpur !l.915 Meik.lsa Bengali Bolpur
1899 .. Moyer. Jennie E. I Bengali 1 Hindustani Calcutta
1907 Norberg. Eugenia Bengali Asansol 1913 Reiley. Marnie B. Bengali Pakaur 1913 Rockey. Lois English Darjeeling 1913 Schanz lin. Mrs. G. Bengali Calcutta 1893 Stahl. C. Josephine English On furlough 1905 .. Swan, Hilda A. Bengali Pakaur 1908 Swan. Mrs. H. M. Bengali Pakaur 1915 Tunison, Bessie English Calcutta 1909 Wood. Daisy Dean English On furlough
The star (') indicates that the prescribed course of language stud), has been completed: the obelisk (i) indicates that one euminatioR has been passed.
MINUTES OF THE
Bengal Woman's Conference
Calcutta, Thursday,. November 25, 1915.
Opening.-The twenty-eighth annual session of the Bengal \Voman's Conference, convened in the drawing room of the Calcutta Girls' High School, at half-past twelve, Miss Maxey, the Pr.esident, in the chair.
Devotions.--Miss Swan read Luke 9, and gave a helpful message and led in prayer.
Roll Call.-The Secretary called the roll, and the following members responded; Mrs. Archibald, Mrs. Beeken, Miss Blair, Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Byork, Miss Carpenter, Miss Eddy, Miss Grandstrand, :Vliss Hunt, Miss Kinzly, Miss Knowles, Mrs. Manley, Miss Maxey, Mrs. Meik, Miss Norberg, Miss Reiley, :'.frs. Schanzlin, Miss Swan, l'l'1rs. Swan.
Introductions.-The following missionaries were introduced to the. Conference; Miss Meik, l\Iiss Johanson, Miss Tunison, Mi!'s Boyce, Miss Geisenhener. Mrs. Boggs, from Assam, and Mrs. Todman, of Thoburn Church, were also introduced. Miss Norberg ,vas welcomed back to India.
Elections.-It was voted to elect all officers by acclamation, except the Official Correspondent and the Treasurer. The President appointed Miss Meik and Miss Reiley tellers. The following officers wer-e elected: President, Miss Maxey; First Vice-President, Mrs. Byers; Second Vice-President, Miss Knowles; Secretary, Miss Eddy; A.ssistant Secretary, Miss Kinzly; Statistical Secretary, Mrs. Schanz-lin; Conference Historian, Miss Kinzly: Official Correspondent, Miss Blair; Treasurer, Miss Swan.
Temporary Committees. -On motion of Mrs. Byer!", the President appointed the following Temporary Committees:
Committee Ort Nominations.-Miss Swan, Miss Hunt, Miss Carpenter.
Committee 011 Resolutions.-Miss Eddy, Mrs. Byers, Miss Grandstrand.
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Conference Name.-On motion of Mrs. Byers, the Conference "oted that from this time forth this body shall be designated as "The Bengal \\Toman's Conference."
Delegates to Central Conference.-The following delegates to Central Conference were elected: Miss Maxey, Mrs. Byers. Alter-nates: Miss Blair, Mrs. Meik.
Miscellaneous.-The Conference was helped by a solo, "Only in Jesus," sung by Mrs. Byers.
-:'Iliss Swan read a letter, stating that on account of ill health Mrs. Blackstock has resigned the position of Treasurer of North- \Vestern Branch, and that now Miss Ella Smith may be addressed as Treasurer.
A beautiful and searching paper was read by Miss Hunt, on .. How Can \Ve Interest Our Girls in English Schools in Missions." ::\Jrs. Byers, Miss Knowles, and :\Tiss Meik took part in the discussion, after which the Conference engaged in a season of earnest prayer.
Adjournment.-After singing the Doxology, the Conference adjourned to meet at half-past ten the following day.
Friday, November 26, 1915.
Opening.--The Conference convened at half-pa'st ten, the Presi-dent in the chair.
Devotions.-Mrs. Byers led the devotions, reading the 91st Psalm, and l'.lrs. Boggs offered prayer.
Minutes.-The Minutes of the previous session were read and approved.
Election of Finance Committee.-The Conference "oted to make the election of the Finance Committee the first business of the next session.
Introduction. -The following ladies were introduced to the Con-ference: Miss Long, a Baptist missionary from Assam; Mrs. Benlehr, a Christian missionary; Mrs. Cooper from the Asansol Church, also her daughter.
Salaries of Assistants.--A letter from Miss Montgomery; relating to salaries of assistants, was read. On motion of Miss Swan, the President appointed the following committee to con"ider this question: Miss Swan, Miss Eddy, Mrs. Byers, Mrs. Beeken.
Reports of Committees.-Reports 'were given by the Publication Committee, Building and Field Committee, Furniture Committee, Examining Committee, also by the Conference Historian. _
Auditing of Books.-The roll -was called, and the ladies ha\'ing charge of funds belonging to the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society reported whether or not their books had been audited.
The CJnference was pleased to hear a song-lendered by the girls of the Calcutta Girls' High School.
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Printing of Minutes.-On motion of Miss Swan, it was dacided to print five hundred copies of the Minutes; that the Minutes should again be sent to the Conference Secretaries at home, and that these copie~ be paid for by the missionaries who send them out, unless the cost of the Minutes is covered by a grant from home. The Official Corres-pondent was requested to ask the Branch Secretaries to send lists of the Conference Secretaries. The following members offered to send copies of the Minutes to the Conference Secretaries: New Eng-land-Miss Knowles; :\ew York-Miss Maxey; Philadelphia-Miss Boyce; Baltimore-:\Iiss Eddy; Cincinnati-Miss Blair; North-\\~estern-Miss Reiley; Des Moines-Miss Stahl; Minneapolis-Miss Grandstrand; Topeka-:\liss Johanson; Pacific-Miss Swan; Columbia River-Miss Hunt.
A. most interesting summary of reports was r~ad by Miss Blair. Miss Eddy read a paper on "How Can Vile Get Our \Vorkers to Read," which was discussed by the Conference. A carefully prepared paper, on " Methods of \\lork for Greater Efficiency in Evangelistic \;York," was read by Mrs. Meik and discussed.
Adjournment.-After prayer and the Doxology, the Conference adjourned to meet at ten-thirty the following day.
Saturday, November 27, 1915. Opening.-The Conference wa'> called to order by the President
at half-past ten o'clock. Devotions.-After the singing of "Talk with us, Lord," Miss
Stahl read from the fourteen th chapter of John, and led in prayer. Minutes.-The Minutes of the preyious session were read and
approved. . Finance Committee.-The following ladies were elected as mem-
bers of the Finance Committee: Miss .Hunt, Miss Eddy, Mrs. Byers, Miss Maxey, Miss Stahl. Alternates: Mrs. Meik, Miss Norberg.