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Bishop who is to preside, shall have power to make such change.

9 48. Ques. 5. Who shall preside in the Annual Conferences?

Ans. The Bishops. In the absence of a Bishop, the Conference shall elect the president by ballot, without debate, from among the traveling elders. The president thus elected shall discharge all the duties of a Bishop except ordination.

49. Ques. 6. What is the method of proceeding in an Annual Conference?

Ans. The following questions shali be asked:

1. Who are admitted on trial?
2. Who remain on trial?
3. Who are discontinued ?

4. Who are admitted into full connection?

5. Who are readmitted ?

6. Who are received by transfer from other Conferences ?

7. Who are the deacons of one year?

8. What traveling preachers are elected deacons ?

9. What traveling preachers are ordained deacons ?

10. What locul preachers are elected deacons ?

11. What local preachers are ordained deacons ?

12. What traveling preachers are elected elders?

13. What traveling preachers are ordained elders? • 14. What local preachers are elected elders?

15. What local preachers are ordained elders ?

16. Who are located this year?
17. Who are supernumerary?
18. Who are superannuated ?

19. What preachers have died during the past year?

20. Are all the preachers blameless in their life and official administration ?

21. What is the number of local preachers and members in the several circuits, stations, and missions of the Conference?

22. How many infants have been baptized during the year?

23. How many adults have been baptized during the year?

24. What is the number of Sundayschools?

25. What is the number of Sundayschool teachers ?

26. What is the number of Sunday. school scholars?

27. What amount is necessary for the superannuated preachers, and the widows and orphans of preachers ?

28. What has been collected on the

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foregoing account, and how has it been
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29. What has been contributed for
missions ?

30. What has been contributed for Church extension?

31. What is the number, and what is the estimated value of Church edi. fices?

32. What is the number, and what is the estimated value of parsonages ?

33. What are the educational statistics ?

34. Where shall the next session of the Conference be held ?

35. Where are the preachers stationed this year?

T 50. Ques. 7. What method is recommended in the examination of the life and official administration of the preachers ?

Ans. 1. The Conference shall pro.

ceed with open doors unless, hy vote, it orders otherwise.

Ans. 2. Let the name of every preacher be called, and let his Presiding Elder, or some other member of the Conference, state whether or not there be any complaint against him. If there te none, he may retire, and the Conference may make further inquiry concerning him, and pass his character without vote.

Ans. 3. If there be a complaint, and the preacher has been advised of it, let it be stated to the Conference, and let the accused have the privilege of replying. He shall then retire, and the Conference shall determine by vote whether or not his character shall pass.

Ans. 4. If a trial be necessary, it shall be conducted according to the provisions of Chap. VII., Sec. II.

Ans. 5. But if the complaint be

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