Fred O Chauncey illness mentioned.
iu SCRAN TON KJbli'UBLlCAN, ASSIGNED TO NEW PASTORATES i m I lg;a:tf.;. I 1 trii MMaMMMNSHMSSMSMMMMM Transferred to Oak titrret Church. BiuffUatnlon. Fight to Go On Against Wets,. Says W. H.Anderson Anti - Saloon League Leader ference Session Final By MORTON PIPER Staff Oorretpondnt of The Republican. TV1LKBS - BAKRE, Aprid J. William H. Anderson, superintendent of the New York Anti - Saloon League, was granted the privilege of the now at the opening of the Wyoming Conference session this morning and took occasion to make denial of the alleged charges of irregularities appearing in the public press, which he asserted were Instigated by liquor interests. "The same newspapers, stating time after time that I never had $24,500, are now 'panning' me for spending that amount improperly," Bald Mr. Anderson. "I want to serve notice now that I have not leen soared, although I have been slandered, and will be on my feet fighting long after the 'wet' leaders are buried beneath uhe Junk heap of for - getfulness," he delared. "We are beginning to realize that it will take longer to defeat the imperial German brewers than it did to wMp the Imperial German army. Press reports have given the impression that I have antagonized John D. Rokefeller, Jr., to the extent of his withdrawing a large contribution previously given for the advancement of our cause. I shall expose any individual aligned with the 'wets,' even 'though 'he .be hired by the Rockefellers, Just as quickly as if he were hired 'by a brewer." Fledge Support to Anderson. Resolutions proposed by Key. tieorge R. Savage, 'placing tihe conference on record as endorsing the work of Mr. Anderson and assuring the Anti - Saloon League of co - operation and support, were adopted. Upon motion jf Rev. George M. Bell, the following world service program committee was appointed: D. Stanley Shaw, Louis D. Palmer, Grant E. Van Woert, W. Gray Jones and Frank W. Young. iHtatisticnJ Secretary Charles Vol I presented Ms report, Including to tals for different kerns as follows: Min isterial support: Blngliamton district, 197,302; Oneonta, $R5,3U: Scranton, $118, - 144; Wilkes - Barre, 1127,160 Members on rolls: BinKhamton, 15,632: Oneonta, 8.77S; Scranton, $196,212; Wilkes - Barre, 2u,24i, an increase for the conference area of 1,067; local preachers, 123, ln crease of 12: value or kuid and buildings. $4,246,100: parsonages, 222: paid on debts, - $71,480; present indebtedness, $265,968, decrease of $8,138. Rev. Vowing Electtd. Egbert Van Home was named conference evangelist. Suitable resolutions fS7 sp." j 1 XXV. W. S. CHAN B Ail., Transferred to boulevard Churen. Binghnrdton Speaker At Wyoming Confer Meeting Held Last Night on the death of Rev. James A. Hensey, former Binghamton superintendent, were adopted. Rev. Charles H. Newing, of Peckville, was re - elected treasurer of the conference entertainment fund. Reconvening at 2 o'clook this after noon, con - ferencee elected J. R. Pinnell treasurer of the Ocean Grove fund eadh district to be apportioned a fixed sum, the total of which for the confer ence shall be at least $1,000. Thl amount will be expended to assist young men on trial to visit Ocean Grove for its summer school leotures and dnstruc lion. Mev. .Frank D. Hartsock, seore' tary of the board of trustees of Wyo ming Seminary, reported that $4,500 had een raised prior to the session to day to form the nucleus of the $100,000 fund for construction of a proposed new L. L. Sprague recitation haul at the seminary. Additional contributions were received, swelling the fund to $7,300 Rev. L. C. Murdock called attention to the illness of Fred O. Chauncey, compelling him to give up the pas torate at Fairview, Binghamton, and the real need of financial help for the family. The appeal of Dr. Murdock brought about $1,200 In contributions from the ministers and laymen pres ent. Upon recommendation of R. F. Lesh, conference elected Rev. John H. Race a trustee of Syracuse unlver. sity for the six - year term. A memorial with respect to admitting lay men to participation In conference sessions was presented and upon mo Hons was laid upon the table for ac tion at the next conference. Adjournment Delayed Rev. Harry M. Kelley, treasurer of the conference, held up adjournment through a delay In bringing In the balance sheet of finances. There was siil! a difference of $1,000 in the fig ures late this afternoon and the forces were feverishly searching for the mistake in figures. Lack of these reports caused Bishop Bristol to call for an evening session, which got under headway at 7 o'clock. The treasurer's report was read and appointments were formally an nounced on the floor of the conference at that time. Newspapers re ceived copies of the pastoral changes at 1 o'clock for publication In even ing papers. A conference rule calls for the appointments to be the last order of business before final adjourn mcnt. A majority of the ministers. reading the appointments In the news - p;,i' - is left for their homes on early evening trains.