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Array (Seneral Conference H)atl£ JSnllettn
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Church
Vol. I. No. 11
VICTORIA, B. C, AUGUST 26, 1910
SI an KII'IION PRICf-50 cent, lor Ihe
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GREAT DEBATE ON CHURCH UNION
REPORT ON CHURCH UNION
No   session   of   the   Conference   has
aroused such deep interest as that of
Thursday evening when the question of
Church Union was discussed. The gallery of the Church was tilled to the utmost with visitors and a large number
of such was also in the body of the
Church. After the reading of the
minutes the election of the members of
the Missionary Hoard was first proceeded with. The report on Union was then
introduced by Chancellor Bur wash.
"1 have come to the conclusion," he
said, "that so far as we have gone has
brought us to the point where I can sec
the hand of God in it. Some of us can
remember when the churches here named
stood far apart. In the 50's came great
revivals that brought our evangelical
churches together. Then came a call to
prayer from our mission fields that the
first week of the new year be a week of
prayer for our mission work. These in-
lluences had far-reaching results. Union
in the Presbyterian Church and in the
Methodist Church followed. We in Canada have had peculiar influences which
have put us to the front in this forward
movement. The federation of the Universities in Toronto, Montreal and Winnipeg brought us together as nowhere
else in Christendom. Then, too, we in
Canada are laying the foundation and
building the superstructure of a new nation. In no other part of the world is
this true to the same extent. You who
followed the Edinburgh Convention will
have been led to feel that Union is necessary if this world is to be evangelized.
Our emulation seen in competition
may have selfishness and spiritual pride
behind it, but the spirit of unity is the
mind of our Master and appeals to us
all. In every meeting of the Joint Cotn-
mittce this spirit of unity was felt. The
next step we must now take. The Basis
of Union is not a Constitution bill it is
that upon which a constitution may be
consummated by an Act of Parliament.
"I move the first clause."
1 have much pleasure in supporting
this resolution, said J, A. M. Aikins, who
continued as follows: 1 am sure this
liasis of Union expressed fairly well your
religious belief. It so fully and clearly
expresses the ideas it intends to convey
that it would do credit to any lawyer.
View this basis from a common sense
standpoint and you will find this Basis
was carefully prepared. Again, the
spirit of Union is in the air. Politically
we are united. Governmentally we are
united. In Business we find combinations and trusts. Good if they have good
"bjects. Why such combines? Because
in them there is power. If the objects
of these several churches are right then
there is no reason why they should not
unite to better accomplish more fully the
purposes of God. Greatness is not goodness per se and yet if the same spirit is
conserved then greatness is better than
smallness. God Almighty never intended
to misuse or waste the energies of men.
Is there not a waste where several min
isters labour in one small town? There
is virtue in money. Money represents individuality—hence there is a great waste
of energy in the waste of money that is
going on. Unite these churches and you
have men in Eastern Canada to spare for
the West. We need Canadian men to
face the growing nation in the West.
Rev. A. E. Roberts,
Secretary Central and Billeting Committees  of. General   Conference.
Professor Patron Opposes the Basis
of Union
I am so thoroughly in .sympathy with
the aim of this movement that 1 hesitate
to speak against the liasis. But the liasis
proposes to sacrifice what is in the judgment of our Church is worth while in
religion. The question is, will we be by
union the better fitted to do the work
God intends us to do. This basis lays
down no rules for conduct. It sacrifices
our pectlilar doctrines. It presents a
weaker faith than ours. It substituted a
phase of the Deity of Christ and the
Spirit which is vague in the face of our
present faith. Theologically it is a weaker
basis than we now possess, Again we
know the message of Methodism. We
have a unity of view and action. No
man  can    believe   (his    whole    liasis   of
Union.   It will be held with little respect
and in some cases with shame. Those
that framed it admit that il is a concession to weakness. Surely our doctrines
are not mere statements. They are indeed guides to conduct our utterance,
This liasis lacks theological stability a.
encourages change, making changes possible every two years. The liasis makes
a revolutionary change in the ministry
We are a church of the people. Our
people have depended for leadership upon our ministry and our Church has put
this leadership to service. Let us fail to
provide this leadership and we shall fail
in our work as a Church. The polity oi
the Basis circumscribes the ministry and
destroys his leadership.
Joseph Gibson
lie confined his observations to a document he himself rceated. He stated that
the minister who confines his preaching
under this document will find the charm
of his pulpit eloquence vanished. Let us
read what God the Father and the Son is.
My! what a bill of fare. Read the rest
of it. Yes I will. I'm glad you have lent
me your brains. I need them. You might
take a carload of such documents a.s my
brother created and by scientific investi
gation you could ii"t extract a- much
from that carload as you could draw from
one paragraph here. To say that a man
hasn't here ground enough to preach to a
sinner, then he hasn't read this document.
11 you can't preach from this document
you may well doubt your call. The men
who have produced this document were
almost a unit, a miracle of ecclesiastical
history. I haven't any classical language
in my poor uncultivated head. This
This Union will be an object lesson to the
masses. Behind it is love and common
sense. What effect will this have on every
great moral movement? What government can hesitate to listen to a body this
union will make? Who would not like to
see a nation exalted in righteousness?
Let us be a mighty people marching under God's banner to build up this great
nation
David Hickey
We are here at a ^rreat crisis in our history! "Union is in the air." Yes. | know,
there are many here who wish union had
never come to the front and now they
fear to vote against it because they fear
they may vote against the will of Cod.
Mr. Hickey read several extracts against
Union by Dr. Denny of Glasgow and Dr.
Butler. All that I have yet heard toward Union was either rhetoric or rubbish. The denominations that by this
time have not come together are now in
a moment to be united and be led by an
act to love each other? I do not believe
a word of it. Mr. Mickey then read certain articles and said: If that is not rank-
Calvinism then I don't know anything!
I suppose when you first read it you said:
Mere is true Methodism. When I first
read this I wrote to Dr. Steele and he
wrote: The article you refer to is i
splendid type of Calvinism. I also received from Dr. W'ilkie. president of a
great   University  a  statement   that   this
Mr. Arthur Lee,
Chairman Finance Committee fur Entertaining the General Conference.
liasis stated a thorough going Calvinish.
Mr. Hickey then referred to the Dean of
the Boston School of Theology who said
Articles 3 and <> of the proposed creed are
a compend of Articles 3. (>, 7, and of the
Presbyterian Church in the United States
adhering to the Calvinistic creed, and are
opposed to our Methodist doctrines.
On motion, the debate was adjourned
to the first order of business on Fridav
FRIDAY MORNING
Rev. Dr. Antliffe Continues the Debate
When the session was opened the debate on Union was resumed by Dr. Antliffe: "We are at one as to the importance
of this subject." he said. "There are few
that want union yet. We regard our history and traditions with pride. Union is
not an appeal to our feeling or denominational pride but to the reasonableness
of union in advancing the Kingdom of
Christ. Not our hearts but our heads call
for Union. The great question: Can the
churches more fully serve their purposes
by accepting this basis? To refuse this
basis is to postpone Union. We must
expect to compromise somewhat, but we
are not asked to give up any vital principle. The Doctrines have been criticised.
The Committee was composed of the best
men in the three churches. I wish they
had stated these Doctrines in simpler
terms, but some thought otherwise and
1 submit. These Doctrines are in line
with all the great creeds of the past. Objection is taken to the Calvinistic color
of these Doctrines, but Calvinism is
taught in Romans and Ephesians. These
teach the sovereignty of God, the anchor
of Calvinism, our central point being the
free-will of God. These two are irreconcilable to us now, but wc accept them
nevertheless. The great things we preach
are contained in this liasis. Do not turn
non-essentials into essentials. Some say
we are ahead of these other churches in
evangelism. I am not so sure. (Cries of
hear, hear). Mas not the Presbyterian
Church sent forth in our own land great
evangelistic bands? They have taken our
methods. We rejoice in it. Then as to
Fellowship: Have not these churches the
same? In their C. E. movement they have
taken the best that is in our Methodist
(lass meeting, It has been said that our
Church has alone a Mission to the common people. I repudiate that. The other
churches are quite as attentive to the
common people as we. Then. too. think
of our own union in 1884. Think of its
impact. Mow much greater that impact
in a united church. Fear not a church
because it  is large.
Dr. W. S. Griffin is Heard
I want it understood that I am not
speaking against Union "per se." It
nia\ be right or wrong. It has been said:
"God should remove some old men out
of the way lest they obstruct the progress of union.'' I have been much
amused at some remarks in ihe debate
and saddened at others, even some of my
friends. This question is too great to
lead us to deal in abuse. The seconder
of this Union is an admirer of the Basis.
Me newer saw so wise a document coming from any jurist in the Empire. 1 do
do not know what he is on Higher Criticism, but there are men who think the
Bible is not perfect, but this Basis is. I
do not go so far. Some say this movement is of God and to go against this
liasis of Union is to go against God. I
am not so sure. I say wc have surrendered everything and T defy vou to
find anything the Presbyterian Church
has surrendered. Our doctrines are gone,
our itinerancy is gone, but I discuss only
the Basis re the Superannuation Fund.
Notice: Wc are to have one Fund. The
Basis says the claimants are to be protected. What protection is here proposed? None beyond a protection for
one-fourth of the claimants. Members of
this Fund are to be protected in the profits of our Book Room and our invested
(Continued on Page 4)
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y GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
General Conference Proceedings
Transcript  of  Minutes
CURRENT     COMMENTS—TUESDAY'S   PROCEEDINGS
The Conference on Tuesday morning resumed the discussion on the Report of the Committee on the Superannuation Fund. Many changes were
made in the details of the administration of the Fund and many memorials
for further change were thrown out.
Referring to one item Dr. Griffin
remarked "I have tried unobtrusively
and impressively to carry out that
resolution and will continue so to do."
Dr. Ross—Do they do the thing in
some other way without saying so.
Dr. Mavety—We are endeavouring
to pauperize this Fund. I honour the
t Superannuated Minister who engages
in secular work to make himself comfortable. Why should ought he?
This was in connection with the
memorial recommending that the
grant to superannuated men who engage in secular work be suspended
under certain conditions. There was
strong objection taken to this memorial both by the Committee and the
Conference. The Committee recommended that the Superannuation
Board be given power to call any case
to the attention of the Annual Conference and request that it be thoroughly reviewed by them.
Dr. Moon thought the Report of
the Committee was most rational and
should be sustained.
Dr. Williamson—Surely the Board
ought to have some power to deal
with a case where the action of a
superannuated minister is doing harm
to our work.
Dr. Burwash—This entire legislative tinkering with the relation of our
ministers to the Superannuation Fund
needs careful consideration. A benevolent Society under the Government
would not dare to deal with its members as we are trying to do. Some
of us are paying the whole amount
and now you are trying to wipe out
the advantage to men who have paid
into this Fund for years. Cries of
"No, no; not at all."
Secretary—We have a hard time to
raise this Fund because of the inconsistency of some of the claimants.
Dr. Burns—You are disturbing the
foundations of the Fund. The Ministers pay into this Fund as well as
laymen. Our people are quite willing to assist in this Fund.
J. Gibson—This principle has long
since passed the experimental stage.
The Courts have decided time and
time again in favor of the individual
case. The majority will not rule
when they are outside of their judicial rights. You arc trying to shave
things down and split a hair. You
are interfering with vested rights and
even if you are a set of ministers I
could pack the whole batch of you in
a court and beat you out of your
boots.
Bond—I belong to Toronto. This
legislation is ridiculous.
Dr. Briggs—There are known to us
certain brethren who have made a
take but in "better hear the ills we
have than fly to others that we know
not of."
Dr. Griffin—Brethren who have discussed this Fund so far lose sight of
character. A man on a police force
may go to the devil every day and
draw his pension. It is a question
of character—No! No!
Dr. Sparling—The trouble you arc
in is in trying to leave general principles and deal with the individual
case. I wouldn't give discretionary
power to any Board.
A. M. Sanford—There are enough
glaring individual cases to demand
consideration. You can trust in the
main to the action of the Annual
Conference. We must protect our
Connexion from abuse or we will
prejudice the Fund.
Dr. Speer—I think the intention of
the Committee is to get after those
men who flagrantly abuse the purpose
of the Fund. I hope no power will be
given to any Board that will take
away from any man his right to the
money he has laid up by his continued payments into this Fund.
T. Keough—The Annual Conference has power to act with the Board
in recommending commutation. The
Conference can deal with every case
on its merits and it has all the power
it has always had. We do not propose to give any additional power to
the Board.
D.   S.   Curtis—Does   this   interfere
with vested rights?
The Chair replied—That can  only
be settled by a civil suit.
More Elcctiona
The order of the day for election*
having come, the Secretary of Conference was then instructed to cast a
ballot for the election of Dr. F. C.
Stephenson as Secretary of the Forward Movement and for Dr. Woods-
worth as Senior Superintendent of
Missions.
Dr.   Stephenson   tried   to  speak  in
somewhat general terms of his work-
but the chair ruled that he was here
to  express  his thanks  and  the order
of business  was  a  nice,  decent,  decorous speech, and not to deal in generalities.   Said the Doctor: "I do not
want   to   deal   with   generalities   but
to get down to three things.   Wc will
not evangelize the world    until    we
train a generation to do it.   We must
begin in the Sunday School and the
Epworth   League.     We   must   direct
all   things  in   the  way  of  the  great
missionary enterprise.   I do not know
whether  we  get  to  the  age  of  this
General  Conference you  can  change
your   disposition.     We   must    begin
with the young people.    I could talk
this way for a long time."
"You'll get only  10 minutes," said
the chair.
"Well,  there are    three    things   I
want to say.   You can get the 9 volumes  of the  Edinburgh    Missionary
Convention for four dollars. Another
thing I  want a  moving picture machine, and  I want $125.00 to pay for
the  moving  picture   I   took  of your
faces the other day.    I thank you for
your unanimous   vote    and    I know
you'll stand behind me and my work.''
Dr.  Woodsworth—This is my seventh election to Superintendency   in
some form or another.   I have always
had a strong faith in the Great West. •
The results have shown that my faith
has not been in vain.    I shall try in
the future as in the past to advance
the interests of our great Northwest.
Dr.  Sprague  called  attention  to  a
telegram received from Sackville announcing the death of Rev. Dr. Stewart, the ex-dean of Mt. Allison University.     Dr.   Sprague   spoke   a   few
words  of  eulogy  upon   the   splendid
life and work of Dr. Stewart.
Said Dr. Carman—A nobler, truer,
more faithful man we never had.
Dr. Bovard and Senator Booth
were announced and said words of
farewell.
Dr. Bovard said in part—I wanted
my good brother to speak first. This
has  been  one  of  the most  gracious
privileges I have ever enjoyed.   The
spirit of your Conference, your splendid  administration  and  the  presence
of  the  Holy  Spirit  will    make    this
Conference memorable to me.   I read
of  a  colored  parson  who asked  the
bride if she would take her intended
husband for better or for worse and
she  replied   "No;   I'll  take  him just
as he is, for if he is any better the
Lord will take him and if he gets any
worse, I'll look after him."    I    take
Canadian   Methodism as it  is.    It is
good  enough.     I'm   from   California.
We have so many things, big, in California, that Rishop Hamilton says the
only way to tell the truth about California  is  to lie  about  it.    We  have
disbanded  our Ananias  Society    but
some of the cx-members you may find
in  your real  estate offices.    A great
civilization was built around the Mediterranean.    The  next great  civilization will be around the Pacific. I am
glad  you  have come  West.    It  will
give you  a  great impulse  and  plant
Methodism  deeper  in   the   hearts  of
your people.    I believe this is the finest body of Christian men I have ever
met.   An old fellow, overloaded with
booze,  was  trying to  explain  earthquakes to me. "They don't come up
from the ground and I can prove it,"
said he. "They come down from above
for the  tops  of the    chimneys    arc
broken off but the bottoms remain as
they were."    This fellow said to me
further:  "I'm no ordinary man.  I've
a penner.    I write for a newspaper.
It's a wonder to me that everybody
doesn't run  to the  office  after  their
paper.     I   think   we   ought   legislate
for every one to take    one    of   our
Church   papers.     If  we  do   that  we
will   require   a   little   ceremony   like
this:   "Will you  diligently,  read and
meditate upon   the columns    of   our
paper." The reply to be: "I will, the
Lord being my  helper."  Be  that as
it may I hope we may have a mighty
earthquake  from   above,  and   I  also
hope that fe may see a wonderfully
increasing  interest  in    good,    clean,
Christian literature.    I thank God  I
am here.    I thank you for your fellowship and good feeling.    You have
a great country. Think of a great
Roman Catholic coming into a Methodist Conference. That would mean a
great deal in our country. The day
is coming when all the great truths
held by Catholic and Protestant alike
will take this world for Christ.
Senator Booth—I  abile under    the
shadow  of  my splendid  brother  laymen in my country have to be careful  in  what we say.    California is a
great   stale,   but  we   surpass   in   one
thing.    We are nearer Canada.  I am
not here to say farewell.    My right-
hand will ever be in yours, you will
never have a lay man come who will
have more love for you or more confidence.     I   have  had   in  your  great
country.    I commend you for your inspiration,  outlook,  earnestness,  faithfulness and your quiet acceptance of
legislation.    As long as men are devout a.s you; as long as men pray as
you do; a way will be marked out that
will  lead  at  last  to  heaven.    There
may be things we do not see in that
dim unknown but ever amid the shadows    standeth   God    keping     watch
above His own.
Letter read from Prince Rupert,
which said: "While in Prince Rupert
the Premier of the Dominion was
asked to participate in a Sabbath
excursion but he courteously declined
in the words that follow: "Inasmuch
as the Government has a law called
the Sabbath Observance Law, it is
incumbent upon the representative of
that Government to keep the law,"
and the Premier wended his way to
the House of God.
A brilliant exordium to the speeches
of the fraternal delegates was forthcoming from Mr. Joseph Gibson, who
said: "Never in my life have I seen a
moment like this. Never have I heard
such words of splendid appreciation
from across the line. We rejoice at
your success and you can never have
more success than we wish you to
have, the splendid daughter of our
mother land, you arc always welcome
to come to us. You may come at
the night time or come in the morning. Come the announced one or
come without warning kisses and
welcome you'll find here before you
and the oftener you come, the more
we will adore you."
The   election   of  Rev.     Chancellor
Burwash as fraternal delegate to the
British Wesleyan Conference and also to the Irish Conference. Dr. Burwash expressed his thanks to the Conference.     Chancellor   Burwash   asked
that Mr. N. W. Rowell, K.C, be accredited to the British Conference as
his  companion.    The  nomination  of
Dr. J. V.  Smith by W. J. Smith, of
Dr.   W.   Heartz  of  Nova   Scotia  by
Dr.  Sprague and  the  nomination  of
Dr. Rose and Dr. Sprague closed the
nomination for clerical fraternal delegate to the M. E. Church.
Lay nominations were: J. Gibson,
J. A. M. Aikens, Judge Chesley and
G. F. Johnson. On the first ballot J.
A. M. Aikens, K.C, of Winnipeg,
was chosen as the lay delegate by a
vote of 153 oftt of a possible 274, and
on the 3rd ballot Dr. Heartz was
elected on a vote of 153 as the clerical delegate.
The recognition of the judgment
and wisdom of the Committees is
made manifest in the Conference Sessions, in the disposition to accept
their reports without great discussion. Whether this will prevail
throughout the remaining sessions or
not, it is hard to say, but the question
of time will tend to reduce any lengthy discussion. Nevertheless the unexpected may happen when they reach
the Reports on Church Union and
Education.
AFTERNOON SESSION
The first discussion arose on the
preparation of the Agenda for the
next General  Conference.
Dr. Griffin—If you would hold the
General Conference at the proper time
and not at this irregular time you'll
get your Agenda.
The Foot Note
The second report of the Commission on Rules was then the order of
the day. The interesting point arose
in discussion on the foot note, which
the Committee eliminated as to detail, but retained in principle.
Dr. Pitcher—I move that this footnote be stricken out. This recommendation of the Committee does
not throw any light on the subject.
The clause introducing the Committee's report is a cloud of obscurity and
not a ray of light.
Dr. Speer—We have here in the
amendment to the report of the Committee a basic principle to which we
can appeal to our people to lead the
highest moral life.
(Continued on Page 6)
Bank of Montreal Chambers,
August 26, 1910.
To the
Delegates and Friends,
Methodist Conference, 1910.
Gentlemen:
TIME AND CHANCE
Born into Life without our permission, and
being sent out of it against our will TIME is our
brief possession.
Three thousand years ago Ecclesiastics wrote:
"I returned and saw under the Sun that the race
"is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong
"nor yet Bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men
"of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill
"but TIME and CHANCE happen to them all."
Are we Masters of Time ?    In a degree, yes, but the
time to secure a competence is when you can.
When Life is full of Joy and Hope soars high
and walking hand in hand we sing the lovers'
litany, "Love like ours can never Die," then is
the time to provide against the evil days to come.
The Savage can not project his imagination from
the Summer to the Winter.   When the Sun shines
and the South wind blows he cannot believe that
grim winter will ever rage.    There is where the
Savage differs from the Enlightened  Man.
The Winter and Snow will come to us all, but
we smile with a quiet satisfaction when we realize
that we know the worst, and have prudently
provided against it.
Chance comes only to individuals, but in the
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Today whole fleets of palatial steamers of
immensely heavy tonnage ply these waters,
linking East and West and promising to make
Vancouver another Liverpool.
WILL BE THE WEST'S GREATEST CITY
E. F. B. Johnson, K.C, of Toronto, in "The
Globe":
To my mind, the coming great city of the
West, is Vancouver. Broadly speaking, the
reason is that it will be a terminus of four
great railway connections—the Grand Trunk
Pacific, the Canadian Northern, the Hill combination from the south, and the present Canadian Pacific Railway. Add to this the tremendous natural resources of the Province and
the large Oriental trade, and I see no reason
why Vancouver should not be the largest city
in the Dominion. I believe it will I saw
more evidence of substantial building in the
shape of warehouses and factories in Vancouver than in all the other places put together.
Ideal
Investments
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per cent. We have made
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cleared with 12 more partially and very easily completed : good new buildings;
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Price, $8,000.00.
Terms can be arranged.
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DO NOT
We gave notice they would advance at a certain date, and those who
did not buy are now sorry.
However, we have allotted 20,000 shares more, at 15 cents per share,
and buy now before we raise the price, which surely will result very
soon.
Evidence of Oil strata and already Oil gas being encountered, justify
advancing prices to 20 cents or 25 cents per share.
Beaver Oil Stock Advanced from 10 Gents
to 15 Cents per Share, Par Yalne, $1.00
However, our Board decided placing a small allottment at 15 cents
per share to give intending purchasers the privilege to buy at that price
before advancing them to the 20 or 25 cents. Do not hesitate if you
wish to secure shares at 15 cents.
Our Company holds about 4,000 acres of Oil land, and when Oil is
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The well is now nearing 900 feet in depth, and expect encouraging
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For further particulars, or shares, apply to the following:
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E. W. Leeson, 329 Pender Street West.       T. J. Beatty, 317 Pender Street West.
■ GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
(Seneral Conference Bail\>
Bulletin
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of th"e  General   Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,   1910.
REPORT ON CHURCH UNION.
(Continued from Page One.)
JOHN  P.  HICKS
Editor
capital But they have rights far
beyond these. They here rights elae-
wfcere. The basis provides su an-
mial equitable allocation on all the
charches to take the place "f an annual aaaeuneat Can you bdlevi
thai when wc give up our legislati »n
this fund will  be  protested ai  well.
A DAY OF DAYS
A   Retrospect
i By Investigator)
These   fraternal   leave takings  do
leave upon the spirit the sense of 8
gracious Presence ever with us. They
are sacramental. To the brethren of
a neighbouring dominion our hearts
go out, and lo the brother from a
mother-land.
Our grand old man was in the
chair, when the hour of destiny came.
You could move, amend, and substitute, interject and object, if not objurgate, protest and appeal, rise to points
of order and call for yeas and nays—
but the chair knew its own mind. It
was a little adroit—as the brother
from a mother-land observed—but the
chair could extricate itself from an
untenable position with dextrous art,
and effect once and again a complete
volte-face with masterly strategy. The
clever little old man!
We had need of it. Men lived.
By the space of an hour and a half
life was real and every man's being
enlarged. To feel the efflux of a great
potential energy liberated from a
hundred centres was to know for a
few brief moment's what it was to
BE. Woman might turn a trifle
pale, but bounding life and energy
pressed upon the heart and soul and
we sat in the seat of the gods. It is
good once in a while to feel this, and
to know that we have kinship with
Odin and Thor.
And the conflict was over a concatenation of words. The muddle-
headed purist will write leading articles on the fuss and pother raised
by a few commonplace sentences, and
will see a parallel in the storm called
forth on fit occasion by a coloured
piece of rag. But the age of Symbolics does not turn its head or cast
a solitary look as it passes calmly on,
heeding nothing of the futile protestations of human midgets. Words at
times are divine potentialities and
their echoes reverberate through
earth and sky. You have in them the
incarnation  of the divine  spirit mak-
Mr. Joseph Gibson, IngeraaJJ, Ontario,
One of the most pictureiifjue figures
attending the General Coiijprence and
conceding whom, except iqfr pressure
of Conference reports hj, our columns, we might have given much interesting reading. He Inasp-been lay
delegate to General Conference four
times in succession, and is among the
foremost temperance advocates in
Ontario.
("Cries of Yes. Better.) Allocation
is only a classical name for collection. (Cries of no.) No! What is
the use of brethren interjecting such
illogical ejaculations? This fund is
grown out of a solemn covenant, with
our ministers not out of benevolence.
This basis is here a resolution to
harmonize us with the practise of
other churches. The other churches
oppose a doctrine of assessment.
They wouldn't let me on the committee that dealt with this matter
A most extraordinary proceedure.
You are subjecting our ministers to
a serious injustice and in m;.ny cases
to a decided loss. Ministeis entered
this obligation understanding the
church undertook also the obligation.
Now you release one party of ihe
obl:gation.     You   are   disturbing   the
Wanted—Position as Teacher
A lady having had nine years' experience desires position as day
school teacher, under public or private auspices,  where she may be  free
lo exercise a Christian influence over
her pupils    Apply: General Conference   Daily   Bulletin   Office,   Victoria,
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it, but a mere benevolent concern.
What will be the result do you think?
Aa hi assessment many are they who
submit their sentiment to loyalty to
church     legislation.       You     say     (he
United   Church   will  guarantee   this
fund. What is the value oi this
guarantee? You tell mi' the church
has the silver and gold and will guarantee men's rights.
What is the church worth? It
could not appropriate a single dollar
invested in any of its property to
meet any embarrassment to which
the fund might be subjected. Not
very easy to get $100,000 from a man
who hasn't a too cents to get at.
Is this a guarantee of no loss to
you as the claimants? The only guarantee will not be secured in a general resolution by any assembly. I
have been scared here more than
ever I have been since I have been
born, if you release the church from
her solemn obligation. Years ago we
proved that the association system
was a failure. How are we protected? We are an influential institution
as a church, but we are not worth
anything. Dou you think the rights
arc protected when our scale is liable to reduction, when the income is
reduced? Under an assessment you
are protected; under an allocation
there is no protection. Enforce your
allocation and I'll agree to it. You
say I would stop your union because it threatens the Stiperanuation
Fund! Certainly I would. You are
sacrificing the life blood of noble men
in such a position. The men that
are moulding the thoughts of this
community.
E, W. Davis, M. P.
We should look into the past and
the future. Many of us remember
the fears and feelings of 1884. Some
promised disaster in the future. Has
it come? Would you go back to the
old state of division? Then, too,
think of University Federation in Toronto. Some opposed it. It is not
clear that it has beena great advantage? Have not our missionaries
asked for Union and declared that
such would help them in their work?
E. W. Davis, M.P., was speaking
when we went to press.
Old Treasury Building, where first Methodist Services were held in New Westminster in  1859
ing itself known. Ttee vibrating utterance of the spirit shakes kingdoms.
We have lost nothing. We have
gained infinitely. The cx-cathedra infallibility of the ecclesia universalis,
sub spiritu, will almost bid fair to become an article of faith. When you
see by general unanimity, a gathering of highly conscientious men that
has been measuring strength, undeterred, and matching conviction with
conviction, accepting a brief pronouncement as substantially embodying their position with that of others
apparently diametrically opposed, you
may see at once that you have escaped from the shackling bondage of
earthly verbiage into the free utterance of the unfettered spirit which
feels itself able at last to plume its
wings for flight in the pure empyrean
of the skies.
The Spirit was poured out at Pentecost and they spake with other
tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.    Equally so at  Victoria.
annuity claims of many of our ministers who have paid thousands into
this fund. Is it fair? Is it honorable? Is it not a violation of a sacred
and solemn covenant? Cries of time!
Give me a little chance! I'm an old
man in some respects. "Go ahead,"
said the chair, "don't lost any time."
"No, I won't lose a second,' said the
doctor.
More than one-half the ministers
u;io conic into this fund ara not members of the fund, nor will they be.
What interest will they have in an
annual appeal, and how will that affect the fund. These men will view
it as an unnecessary burden to our
churches, they not being personally
concerned in it. What are the rights
they propose to protect? This basis
allows them the power to reduce the
annuities according to the amount of
the income. Oh, yes! but now in
this proposal the assessment is not
considered as a debt as we have held
DR.   SPEER   WILL   PREACH
Next Sunday the morning preacher
at Metropolitan Church will be Rev.
Dr. Wm. Briggs of Toronto. In the
evening the pulpit will be occupied
by Rev. Dr. Speer, a former popular
pastor of the Church.
Mrs. Gideon Hicks, Quadra Street,
entertained some of the delegates to
General Conference and a few other
friends last evening. Among those
present were Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Speer
of Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. ClarK, Toronto, Mayor and Mrs. Bell of Ender-
by, B.C., Mr. H. J. Pollard, Miss
Cochrane, Rev. T. and Mrs. Green,
Vancouver, Rev. W. G. Gifford, Mr.
and Mrs. Robertson, Prof. G. P.
Hicks and Mrs. Hicks and Mr. H.
Hicks, Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs Edward Parsons, Rev. J. P. and Mrs.
Hicks, and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Arm-
son.
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Dr. Ross—I hope all these fellows
have brought in will be voted down.
I did not think this Commission was
to make radical changes in our Discipline, but simply to modernize any
antiqoated itatcmettta, I am surprised and the public will be surprised to
learn that such has been done. There
is not a Conference sending in a memorial asking for a change. The Church
is at rest on this matter. (Cries of
"No; no.") The action of this Commission is a flank attack. Why did
not the Commission make a front
movement and if they were intending
to make such radical changes why
didn't they publish them in the Guardian and Wesleyan. The Report gives
no grip on the situation for our pastors in dealing with young people.
Rev. W. G. Henderson—I feel
strongly on this question. I support
Brother Pitcher's amendment. I am
sorry he presented it for I have spent
many sleepless nights preparing a
similar amendment. I am sorry the
footnote ever got into our Discipline.
Had I been there when it was put
in, it would never have happened.
The time has come when we should
courageously vote this out and let
the good sense of our people to carry
out the Rules of our Church. We
have as a Church been in small business in descending to such minutae.
There is more in the General Rules
than in our footnote. We place too
much emphasis on a few things and
in so doing we minimize some other
things quite as sinful. Some of our
people have seemed to have concluded that if they keep the footnote they
are therefore religious. They say
there are many who are outside the
Church because of this footnote. I do
not believe there are not so many
of this kind. Be this as it may, I
feel we need to keep our self-respect
Can we not leave these things to private judgment. I have had next to
no difficulty with our young people on
this score. I hold up Jesus Christ
and if I can lead men into vital relation with Him I can trust our
young people in things indifferent.
Prof. Andrews introduced an
amendment covering the principles
contained in the footnote and eliminating the objectionable specifications
contained therein. We cannot play
Pope with our people. The schoolmaster is abroad and democracy is
In the air.
The Chair—The action now will be:
We will hear the Chancellor and then
go at it.
Chancellor Burwash—The last General Conference left with us many
memorials bearing upon this footnote
especially and here we thought our
work began. All kinds of suggestions were put before us. There have
been many proposals presented today.
There is not much choice between
them. Now we could cut out the
footnote and leave Wesley's Rule?
to speak for themselves, yet if we
take it out some will think we are taking back ground. Now we have this
footnote. Our people break its suggestions and nothing is said to them.
We better not have rules if we are
not going to have them kept. The
last of the speeches today arc in line
with the report of the Committee.
Mr. Gibson—I would not undertake
to undo the work of such a distinguished Commission. T would add the
Committee's report to the footnote.
This footnote is historical and any
substitute will he regarded as a lowering of the standard by the whole
world.
Eight persons were on their feet
at once to speak even after a motion
to take the vote came in. There was
considerable stir to find out whether
the footnote was equivalent to a rule
or not. The Chair held that to remove the note raised a constitutional
question. Several members held otherwise. The lawyers were much in evidence at this point, and much stir was
occasioned by the ruling of the
Chair, upon further consideration the
Chair recognized that the General
Rules did not include the footnote
and that the footnote could not raise
a constitutional  question.
The Chair sees as clearly as a captain in ten million leagues of fog.
The Chair now   insists   upon   the
rights of the Rules of Order.
Rev.  Henry Haigh's Farewell
Rev. H. Haigh, M. A., fraternal
delegate from British Wesleyan
Church, took his farewell of the Conference in an eloquent and touching
address.
"I am sorry to intervene for a moment," he said, "in the midst of your
interesting discussion.    But  in  your
courtesy you permit me to say a brief
good-bye. I am sorry to leave you
(Cries of 'Come Again' and 'Stay').
I shall go back and tell the Church
at home that you regard the Mother
Church with revernent affection and
that you received with great appreciation of the Mother Church's representative. I have studied your men
and methods. What I have learned I
will declare in the proper place. This
is the most strenuous Conference I
ever attended. Every man is busy.
Here I see you are subject to words
i.f excitement, as we arc. You have
many men who have the gift of
speech and a few have the grace of
silence and these latter are the salt
of the Conference. Your General
Superintendent is adroit, masterful,
genial, good natured and spiritual. In
him you have a master-mouner whose
eye is not dimmed nor his natural
strength is not abited, and who steers
straight on whatever winds may blow.
1 have been deeply impressed by the
splendour and the vastness of your
heritage. All you need to house and
make a great nature is at your hand.
Virgin soil, forests, mineral wealth
and an illimitable harvest in river
and in sea. This is a fit habitation
for the greatest nation on the earth.
Had I heard that a few days ago I
would have said it was the uncontrolled declaration of an intoxicated
imagination. I say now it is the expression of inexpressible fact. I
have traveled through the canyons of
Colorado and climbed the steps of the
Western Ghauts and stood upon a
peak but 200 feet lower than Everest
but the journey through the Selkirks
in the variety of its rivers, the winding of its valleys, the glory of its
lakes, and in the majestic grouping
of its lofty peaks, stands unique in
my memory. You have a great task
if you fulfill it and joint yourselves
with other Churches to mould this
great nation. I think the Mother
Church will regard the union with
favor. The Lord bless and keep you
and cause his face to shine upon you.
The Lord keep you and give you
peace.
The whole Conference rose as the
General Superintendent, grasping the
departing delegate's hand, said:
Brother Haigh's visit has been a
loaf from Mother's table. We reciprocate his good wishes and pray for
the richest blessings of Heaven to
rest upon  the  Mother  Church.
A PATHETIC  NOTE
The Conference are full of earnestness and seriousness in debate. Momentous issues are often felt to be at
stake and strong men tremble as they
face responsiblity in legislative enactment and at the same time amid
the stress and storm of debate the
truly heroic appears and to the bystander it is assured that selfishness
is eliminated in the presence of the
larger though of sacrifice that makes
us truly men. Such heroic element was
evident to the writer as he witnessed
a scene in a recent session of the
Conference. The air had become
electric with mental fire flashing
from opposing debaters as they
sought to save or on the other hand
destroy the celebrated "Footnote."
To some it was a great issue, to others an outworn and outlived suggestion, not relevant to the great life of
the Church today. Be opinions as
they would there was no division of
opinion on the great work of the
Church when Rev. T. E. F.. Shore, the
Secretary of Foreign Missions, introduced five strong, stalwart men-
splendid missionaries of our Church
in Japan and West China. Here they
were—their brief furlough passed,
turning their faces once more to the
distance where lay their field of conflict. Men who were not scenting
the battle field from afar but men
who had already seen service on the
field and who could tell with humility of triumphs that had been theirs.
Their addresses were indeed stirring
apeals born of deep convictions and
long experience and they spoke to
the Church that had sent them forth
years before in the full confidence
that the mission on which they had
been sent had been owned and blessed of God. Who could doubt the
"Divine life" still present in the
Church of God, when strong men
bowed their lives gladly to her tasks
and in the name of their King bore
her banners aloft. One could but
pause and think a moment. In the
Mother Church in Canada there may
be some who quarrel over a footnote
and others who question the theology
of a paragraph, but here stand forth
splendid men, stepping joyfully and
courageously into the conflict with
heathendom centuries old, and coming forth bearing the fruit of the con
flict back to the Church at home in
the splendid Christian personality of
men such as Bishop Honda of Japan.
God speed our brethren as they journey back to the battle field, in their
world-wide mission and God speed
the day when we at home shall in
larger numbers catch their vision and
be filled with their spirit. It touched
a chord of deep feeling in our souls
as they said Good-bye to our General Conference, which they might see
again perhaps in twenty years and
the chord that was touched gave
forth a pathetic note, but it was tremulous with a mighty coming triumph.
ELEVENTH    DAY—SIXTEENTH
SESSION
Thursday, Aug. 25th, 1010.
Conference resumed at 9 a. m.
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., General
Superintendent, in the chair.
Rev. W. Philp, B.D., of the Montreal Conference conducted devotional
exercises.
Minutes of Fourteenth and Fifteenth sessions were read and confirmed.
On motion further elections of officers of General Conference were deferred unto 10:30 a.m.
On call ofr Reports the following
Committees reported as being ready:
Salaries, Discipline, No. 1, Deaconess,
Class Leaders and Local Preachers.
Conference resumed consideration
of Committee on Superannuation
Fund.
Items 6. 7, and 7]A were adopted.
Item 8, re Memorial No. 20.
"That steps be taken to raise during the next four years a special endowment for the Superannuation
Fund."
Your Committee begs to state that
we recognize with gratitude the practical interest manifested in the permanent welfare of the Fund by the
Laymen of the Montreal Conference.
We would urge all our laymen, who
have been blessed with an abundance
of this world's goods, the claims and
needs of the Fund for endowment
purposes, in order that its permanency
may be strengthened and that the annuity scale may be materially increased. We would suggest that all our
ministers bring this matter to the attention of such of their members who
they may think would assist in this
matter."
Moved to adopt.
Moved in amendment by Rev. S.
Cleaver, D.D., seconded by Rev. J. C.
Speer, D.D.: To add the words "And
it shall be the duty of the Superannuation Fund Board to take the steps
necessary to press the matter upon
the attention of our Church." The
amendment was adopted.
Item a, moved to adopt.
The item as amended was adopted.
Moved in amendment by I. Hilliard,
seconded by Rev. R. N. Burns, D.D.:
That the Memorial be not concurred
in and that the item of the Report
dealing with paragraph 460, 470 and
475 be stricken out. The amendment
was lost.
Item 9 was adopted.
Item 10 was under consideration
when Conference took up the order
of the day, the Election of General
Conference Officers.
On motion the Secretary of Conference was instructed to cast a ballot for the election of Rev. F. C
Stephenson, M.D., as Secretary of
the Young Peoples' Forward Movement for Missions. The ballot was
cast and Aev. F, C. Stephenson was
declared elected. Dr. Stephenson addressed the Conference.
On motion the Secretary of Conference was instructed to cast a ballot for election of Rev. Jas. Woods-
worth, D.D., as Senior Superintendent
of Missions.
The ballot was cast and Rev. Jos.
Woodsworth, D. D., was declared
elected. Dr. Woodsworth addressed
the Conference.
Rev. H. Sprague, D.D., read a telegram announcing the death of Rev.
C. Stewart, D.D., of Sackville, N. B.
The Rev. F. B. Bovard, D.D., and
Hon. R. A. Booth, Fraternal delegates from the Methodist Episcopal
Church, took leave of Conference.
The Secretary of Conference read
a letter from Rev. G. H. Raley, Port
Simpson, B. C, stating that at Prince
Rupert last Sabbath Sir Wilfrid Laurier had declined to take part in a
Sunday excursion which had been
planned there, on the ground that the
representatives of the Government
should observe the Lord's Day Act.
Moved by N. W. Rowell, K.C, and
seconded: That we now proceed with
the election of fraternal delegates by
nomination and ballot in the following order:
He wins the most who can the most endure.
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TUBERCULOSIS
(By  Dr.   Fagan)
i Continued from last Issue)
n tical   Advantage   of   Sanatorium
Treatment.
know of  no  other  objection   to
, .instruction   of   sanatoria   than
It   of  cost.     Of  course,   if   money
i-iderations    compare   with    lives,
11 >ble to the community and capa-
i f being saved at reasonable cost,
■ii argument becomes useless.
H ■ Germans paid over forty-five
Qion dollars prior to 1905 for liand-
g consumptives and carrying out
litary  reforms   with   special   rcfer-
c to consumption, and thus read  their  death   rate  62   per  cent.
■ reduction means the reduction of
mi  200,000 lives.
Tin- Germans are not sentimental,
t are practical    philosophers,  and
t they are correct, is I think, more
n proved by the following figures
opted from Marshal Leighton and
>rUd out by Dr. Richer of Mon-
:al.
\ human life at the period of in-
istrial usefulness is worth $6,000,
itrihuted as follows:
T'> the Federal Government, $1,000,
hich is the universally accepted
tire.)
To the Provincial Government, $500.
To the Municipal Government, $500.
Tn the community and family, $4,-
The above calculations have been
ade from the "rationale" of produc-
cness, based upon the expectancy
life at the period of industrial useless, as follows: At twenty-five
ar>, the average age at which tuber-
losis is fatal, the expectancy of in-
slrial usefulness is twenty years,
f average earning capacity $500 per
ar, five per cent of which goes to
Provincial and five to the Muni-
pal Government, making a total of
00 to each in the course of twenty
ars. These contributions are both
rect and indirect, and according to
e law of mutuality, represent a sum
perior to $500, but this sum total,
it errs, does so on the side of con-
rvatism.
(To be Continued)
GENERAL   CONPEEENCE
PROCEEDINGS
(Continued from  Page 6).
1. Fraternal delegate to the Wesleyan Conference in England, who
shall also be our delegate to the Irish
Methodist Conference and such other
Methodist Conferences in England,
as he may find it convenient to attend.
2. A minister and a layman as Fraternal delegates to the Methodist
Episcopal Church.
3. A delegate to the Methodist
Episcopal Church South.
Carried.
Conference proceeded to election
of Fraternal delegates.
N. W. Rowell, K.C, nominated
Rev. Chancellor Burwash, S.T.D., as
Fraternal delegate to British Conference.
On motion the Secretary of the
Conference was instructed to cast a
ballot for Rev. Chancellor Burwash.
The ballot was cast and Rev. Chancellor  Burwash,   S.T.D.,   elected.
Moved by Rev. R. N. Burns, D.D.,
seconded by Rev. T. E. E. Shore:
That this Conference instructs its
Secretary to commend to the British
Methodism in its Conference Sessions, Mr. N. W. Rowell, K.C, as a
brother beloved and Fraternal companion of Rev. Chancellor Burwash,
S. T. D.   Carried.
Nominations    for    Fraternal    delegates    to   the    Methodist   Episcopal
Church were made as follows:
Ministers
Rev. J. V. Smith, D.D., nominated
by Rev. W. J. Smith.
Rev. W. H. Heartz, D.D., nominated by Rev. H. Sprague, D.D.
Rev. S. P. Rose, D.D., nominated
by Rev. J. F. German, D.D.
Rev.   H.  Sprague,  D.D., nominated
by Justice Maclaren.
Laymen
Joseph Gibson, Esq., nominated by
Rev. J.  S. Williamson, D.D.
J. A. M. Aikens, Esq., nominated
by W. McGibbon.
Judge Cheslcy, nominated by Rev.
W. I. Croft.
G. F. Johnson, Esq., nominated by
Rev. C. E. Bland.
It was ordered that the names of
one minister and one layman be placed on the ballot.
A ballot was taken for Fraternal
delegates to the Methodist Episcopal
Church.
The scrutineers retired.
Moved by R. N. Burns, D.D., seconded by A. D. Watson, M.D.: That
all Reports of Committees that are
ready be reported to the Secretary
and referred to the Business Committee to be arranged in order for consideration by the Conference. Carried.
The following Committees announced their reports as ready: Memorials,
Church Property, Missions, Discipline No. III.
On motion of Rev. S. G. Bland, B.
II., a Memorial was transferred from
Committee on Education to Committee on Course of Study.
Consideration of Report of Committee on Superannuation Fund was
resumed.
Item 10. The item reads as follows: "There shall he contributed annually on behalf of each ordained
minister in the active service of the
Church, who is a member of the
Fund, and who is appointed to a position outside the regular pastorate
by the Society Department, Institution, or Conference he serves, or by
himself in lieu of Circuit contributions, the sum of $50.00 in addition to
his personal subscription. This law
shall apply to the officers of the General Conference, the Missionary Society, the Educational Society, and
the Superannuation Fund, to the
Principals, Professors, Teachers and
Agents of our Educational Institutions to Conference Evangelists and
to all ministers appointed by Conference, or by permission of Conference to service outside the pastorate.
Your committee recommends concurrence.
The item was lost.
Items 11 and 12 were adopted.
Rev. W. S. Griffin, D.D., asked direction of Conference as to time of
distribution of cheques to delegates
fpr Travelling expenses.
Scrutineers reported result of first
ballot for election  of Fraternal dele
gates to the Methodist Episcopal
Church.
J. A. M. Aikens, K.C, was declared
elected as lay delegate.
There was no election of Ministerial
delegates. A second ballot was taken
and the scrutineers retired.
The scrutineers reported the result
of second ballot for ministerial delegate to Methodist Episcopal Church.
Thre was no election. A third ballot
was taken and scrutineers retired.
Rev. A. E. Roberts presented report
Xn  i) oi the Business Committee.
Your econtmittee recommends that
the reports of commitees be taken up
in the  following  order:
1    Commission on Discipline Rules.
2. Evangelism.
3. Missions
4. Education.
5. Memorials.
6. Systematic  Beneficence.
Moved   by   Rev.   J.   S.   Williamson,
D.D., and seconded,
That the Treasurer of the General
Conference Fund be instructed to
hand out the cheques for the payment
of the expenses of the delegates of
the Conference at noon on Friday.
Carried.
Scrutineers reported result of third
ballot for election of Ministerial Fraternal Delegate to M. E. Church. Rev.
W. H. Heartz, D.D., was declared
elcctel.
Announcements were made.
Conference adjourned at 12:30 p. m.
with Benediction by Rev. S. G. Bland,
D.D.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA'S ADVANTAGES
BRITISH COLUMBIA is the Pacific Coast Province of Canada.
Area—395,000 square miles, or 252,800,000 acres.
Coast-line—7,000 miles.
Forest and Woodland—182,000,000 acres.
Population (estimated)—280,000, exclusive of Asiatics.
The whole of British Columbia south of 52 degrees and east of the Coast Range
is a grazing country up to 3,500 feet, and a farming country up to 2,500
feet, where irrigation is possible.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S trade has increased by overnineteen million dollars in four
years.
BRITISH COLUMBIA fisheries, one hundred and fourteen million dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA forests produce over twelve million dollars annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has millions of acres of paper-making material undeveloped.
BRITISH   COLUMBIA   farms   and   orchards   produce   over   eight   million   dollars
annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has immense deposits of iron ore awaiting development.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S coal deposits are the most extensive in the world.
The Kootenay coalfields alone arc capable of yielding ten million tons of coal
a year for seven thousand years.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S area of standing timber is the largest and most compact
in America.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has over ten million acres of wheat lands.
BRITISH COLUMBIA produces over two million pounds of butter annually, and
imports over four million pounds.
BRITISH COLUMBIA imports over two million dollars' worth of eggs and poultry
annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA shipped over six thousand tons of fruit in 1908, and imported
fruit to the value of two hundred thousand dollars.
COLUMBIA  fruits—apples, pears, plums, cherries, and peaches—are the
finest in the world.
COLUMBIA  fruit  has  won  the highest awards at  exhibitions  in  Great
Britain, Eastern Canada, and the United States.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S net revenue is increasing at the rate of one million dollars
annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S liabilities over assets are decreasing at the rate of over one
million dollars annually.
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An ever-increasing demand for lumber at home and abroad.
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TO THE FRUIT GROWER—
Many thousands of acres of land producing all the hardier fruits, as well  as
peaches, grapes, apricots, melons, nuts, etc.
TO THE DAIRYMAN—
Splendid pasture and high prices for butter, milk, and cream.
TO THE WORKINGMAN—
Fair wages and a reasonable working day.
TO THE POULTRYMAN—
A cash home market for poultry and eggs at big prices.
TO THE FARMER—
Large profits from mixed farming and vegetable-growing.
TO THE MINER—
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Good hotels.
Well-equipped trains. k
Palatial steamships.
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OCEAN PARK
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seventy-five to one hundred and fifty feet in
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The Beach
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Eastward toward Blaine the tide leaves a
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The sands are of a firm character. The
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summer evening resembles an artificially heated bath rendering bathing ideal and safe.
The Project
It is proposed to make this property, naturally so well situated for the purpose, into a
residential park on the Chataqua principal.
This is the first attempt to meet the demand
for a rallying place for Christian societies in
their conventions a'nd summer schools, and
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to all the Coast and Sound cities and towns.
In order to improve the property, erect a
pavilion, and beautify the park, fifty per cent,
of the proceeds of the sale price of the lots has
been donated by the original holders, together
with a further donation by one of the promoters of ten thousand dollars.
They have already transferred their full
rights and titles to trustees, who have covenanted to hold the same in trust for the purpose for which it is intended.
The property has been subdivided, according to the plan shown in the folder, into two
parks for recreation and pavilion purposes,
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Proper safeguards have been made to prevent the alienation of any portion of this property from the purposes as set forth above.
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