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Array (Seneral Conference S)ail$ bulletin
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Church
Vol. I. No. 9
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complete   series.       5   cents   per   copy-
The    elections    for   the   two   (ieneral
Superintendents took place in this morning's session and was an event of intense
interest.   The counting of the ballots was
relegated to a Committee of Scrutineers.
The first report of the Scrutineers
came in and resulted as follows: Dr.
Carman, 173; Dr. Chown, 67; Dr. Rose,
19. Dr. Carman being the choice for the
eighth year term, received a round of applause and thus addressed the Conference :
"Dear Brethren in the Lord,—1 am
overwhelmed with amazement at this expression of the Conference. 1 have looked forward to this with faith in God. 1
had a calm mind before I came to accept
in the light of heaven the decision of this
('(inference. I know my advanced years,
the brethren knew it, but my mind was
calm, my faith clear, my trust firm in
God. I cannot explain your expression.
I can but accept it and go forward—I can
do nothing else. Let God give me one
year, five or ten. I go on firmly with
a disposition for continued service. Accept my humble thanks and let us give
thanks to God. I have been your servant cheerful and I trust faithful for the
years and your servant I hope to abide."
Several brethren received one vote
each, but a pathetic note was sounded
from Dr. Griffin who, with shaking voice,
cried:   "Didn't I get one?"
Methodism's Grand Old Man
Re-elected General Superintendent
The second report of the Scrutineers
on election announced 298 ballots, of
which 217 went to Dr. S. D. Chown and
he became the General Superintendent of
the Church for four years. Dr. Chown
was then called to the platform and he
thus addressed the Conference:
"The thirty-six years I have been going in and out fulfilling the functions of
my ministry. I have received great kindness from you. You have done me today great honour, but you have torn
from me the child of my heart. I would
have been abundantly satisfied had you
left me where you put me eight years
ago. I'll do the best I can. T must accept this decisive vote as the will of God
and ask that the General Superintendent
lead us in prayer on my behalf."
After prayer the Conference sang the
Doxology and Dr. Chown took his seat
on the platform, thus inaugurating a new
era in the history of the Church. The
time when Dr. Chown should enter upon
the duties of his office was referred to
the Committee.
The discussion on Conference Boundaries was then resumed. Rev. F.msley
thought to divide Toronto would
strengthen Toronto, and he thought the
Committee would do well to reconsider
the whole case. Dr. Burns thought a
Royal Commission should be appointed
to report at the next Conference.
Fraternal Address of Ministerial Delegate to General
Conference of the Canadian Methodist Church.
Last night's session of the Conference
was given up lo the reception of Fraternal Delegates from the .Methodist
Episcopal Church, Dr. Freeman D.
Bovard, and Hon. R. A. Booth. Both
gentlemen gave able addresses, expressive of the love and fellowship felt by
their bodies for Canadian .Methodism.
We hope to give, later, an extensive report of Mr. Booth's message. Dr.
Bovard spoke as follows:
Dear Fathers and Brethren:
My credentials have already announced
to you the nature of my mission. I esteem it a great honour and a delightful
service to convey to the General Conference of the Canadian Methodist Church
the fraternal greetings of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. The security of the
Church is love. Nothing can ultimately
prevail against love. Love unfulfilled is
sentiment. Love is fulfilled by expressing itself in words and deeds. The personal relation of each individual to our
Lord Jesus Christ determines our relationship to each other. If we are vitally
and consciously related to Him we are
vitally, consciously and fraternally- related to each other. It is no fault of his
that all the Christian world is not of one
denomination, one organization. It is the
fault of human nature. The variety of
temperament, the degrees of receptivity
and susceptibility, the intensity of feeling, the different metaphysical and philosophical perspectives give rise to denominational life, denominational activity.
Religion is not alone in these divisive
limitations. There is very little axiomatic truth in the world. The mathematician has found about a dozen principles
which he is able to state in such a manner
as to exclude the problematical elements
and command the consent of all mankind.
Nearly all truth is dimly and partly seen.
The great body of religious truth is not
seen but felt. The far greater part of
religion lies within the realm of the problematical. Love is one in all ages and
among all people. Every universal or
primary principle carries with it the possibility and potentiality of variety. The
law of growth is one, but the results of
that law present a world of variety. Love
is primary and fundamental, but it brings
forth a forest of metaphysics and philosophies, theories and theologies. In love
we are one, in expression we are denominations. The denomination is not an
end but a temporary convenience, an expedient toward an end.—a consummation toward which the Christian system
is gradually and surely working. It was
Daubigne who said, early in the nineteenth century, that as the sixteenth century had been one of great separation,
the nineteenth would be one of great
unity. Canadian Methodism has furnished the largest and most conspicuous
concrete example of organic church
union. Your leaders were wise enough
not to force a mere mechanical union
destroying the life, the spontaneous activity of Methodism, vainly imagining
that Christian union meant external
unity. -Canadian Methodism has furnished the largest and most conspicuous
concrete example of organic church
union. Your leaders were wise enough
not to force a mere mechanical union destroying the life, the spontaneous activity
of   Methodism,   vainly   imagining   that
Christian union meant external unity, a
mere articulation of mechanical parts.
With infinite patience they watched the
development of the principle of life. They
removed the difficulties, reduced the differences, emphasized the things hel«1 in
common until the law of life by its own
inscrutable chemistry transformed your
five Canadian Methodisms into one living,
growing, aggressive, harmonious organ-
Rev. S. D. Chown, D.D.
The  New General Superintendent
ization. It was Dr. Nelles, one of Canada's noble men, who said Canadian
Methodism in five great columns accomplished more in the early pioneer days
than it could have done in one column.
Union was the result of the widening
success of these five great columns of
energetic evangelization.
Christian Union is not the result of
Ecclesiastical manipulation. Jt is not
made. It is planted, cultivated and it
grows. We discover it. The deeper and
more primary principles of Church life
are spiritual and invisible. The value of
the invisible is in its power to rise out
of the realm of idealism into the actual
and express itself in actuality in a rer.l
world. A spiritual union is not complete
in itself. The motion and activity of all
invisible and spiritual laws are toward
concreteness. Any theory or impulse
which fails to invest itself in some way
in the concrete terms of life is not worth
harboring. The mighty men whom God
used to unite Canadian Methodism
watched with patient care the motions
and intentions of the spiritual and invisible law. In California we have a botanical wizard who unites plants and flowers
and fruits with astonishing success. It
is said that Mr. Burhank will lie down
in his experimental garden and watch,
day and night, the tiny intentions of the
invisible law of growth. His meals are
brought to him and hour after hour he
administers soil and water and heat until
he fairly coaxes and teases nature into
doing what be wants done. The wild
laws of nature, when left to themselves,
will ravel out the highest and best efforts
of the agriculturalist. The rose will return to the thorn bush. These laws seem
to kimw Mr. Burbank's voice. They will
do almost anything his patient genius
asks of them.
It seems to me that in some such way
the leaders of Canadian Methodism focalized the laws of friendship and good feeling until a union at the root of Canadian
.Methodism took place. The Methodist
Episcopal Church rejoices with you in
that great, imperial feeling, that sense of
inner strength, that broad organic
Dominion-wide sense of strength and adequacy arising from the Union of Canadian Methodism.
If you are able to unite with the Presbyterian and Congregational denominations and fuse them into Methodism and
fuse Methodism into them by a process
so delicate and so subtle as not to injure
their efficiency, the Methodist Episcopal
Church will rejoice with you. The genial
Canadian climate,  instead  of being  the
frost\ breath of a glacier, is apparently
becoming a rival of California as a health
resort. At any rate, it is apparently far
more favorable for Church Union than
the climate o ft lie  United States.
There is no doubt but that we are living in a time of large Catholicity. In
spite of these reactions against organic
union 1'rotestantism in the Unite;! States
and Canada is coming into deep, substantial and enduring unity. It was in 1905
that the Church Federation Council was
formed. Its meaning has not yet dawned
on the world.
The object of this Council is stated as
follows :
"To express the fellowship and Catholic Unity of the Christian Churches, to
bring the Christian bodies into harmonious service for Christ and the world, and
to secure a larger combined influence for
the Churches in all matters affecting the
moral   and   physical   condition   of   the
It may be some time before this Federation will eliminate the denominational
organization. It may be some time before it should eliminate the denomination.
That consummation doubtless lies within
the horizon of its purpose and will require
much preliminary work. God may be
trusted to bring that day in when we
are prepared for it. It is certainly wise
to do the things nearest at hand.
(Rev. Freeman D. Bovard, D.D.)
(Fraternal    Delegate    from    M.     E.
This new impulse of Catholicity, this
mighty Union of Protestants has mingled
the life currents of the denominations.
A new third something has come into the
Christian System by this affiliation of the
denominations. No adequate definition
of this new power has yet been suggested. We temporarily call it the power
of federation, but is more than federation.
We call it the Fraternal spirit. It is federation, it is fraternity, it is Christian
Unity, but it is in essence the power of
the Spirit of God. The individual believer cannot realize himself in any adequate measure except in terms of Catholicity. The citizen is essentially a part
of the State. The neighbor is a part of
the community. Individuality and Catholicity- combine in Christian Unity. The
acts and deeds of the Church orig'nate in
the individual, but they terminate and
have their final cause and fruitage in
Catholicity. If we fail to emphasize the
importance of the individual our organic
church life will be void of strong leadership and strong personalities.
(To be continued.)
General Conference DaU$
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of the  General   Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,  1910.
Senator Booth of Portland, Oregon, was introduced to the Conference, but like Dr. Griffin, he was of
a retiring disposition and preferred
not to speak.
Reports of Committees were the
order of the afternoon session and
nearly every Committee was prepared  to give a partial  report.
Dr. Sprague asked as a privilege
to be allowed to speak on the Camp-
belitown disaster and to make a personal canvass for relief funds.
Dr. Sprague read a circular that
had been sent to the ministers in
New I'runswick appealing for help.
Nearly every member of the Methodist Church living in Campbelltown
were burned out, losing everything.
The Church and parsonage were also
burned. Dr. Sprague added: "Some
years ago I appealed to the British
Conference for help for sufferers in
a lire in St. John, N. B., and my appeal was heard. Now I stand here
to appeal for a Church in this Canadian Conference. The people for
whom I appeal are worthy of your
support. They were a self-supporting cause before the fire, but they
have lost everything and for them
I ask your help."
(Rev.   J.   Calvert,   B.D.)
Jesus,  Thou art our  Redeemer:
Thou  art  Love;  and  Tenderness:
When  we sought Thee  in  contrition
When we bowed low, in submission,
Thou forgavest; Thou did'st bless.
Kneeling low we sought Thee: found
Touched;   and   were   by   Thee   made
Heard the trumpet, sound to service,
Heard the spirit's clarion call;
Forward march we, one and all.
On our way we go rejoicing;
Thy  true service  our might,
Shadows weird  no more affright us:
Midnight clouds no more benight us:
Thy dear face is e'er our light.
After service, then the dawning
Of the morning waited long;
When  the host of the immortals.
Safe   within   the   City  portals,
Chant Thy Coronation song.
Your committee was organized
with Rev. Chancellor Burwash as
Chairman and Rev. J. W. Cooley as
(i) Your Committee begs leave to
report as  follows:
There have been referred to this
Committee the following documents:
i. The report of the Committee on
Union appointed by the General Conference of 1906, to act jointly with
similar committees appointed by the
Presbyterian and Congregational
2. The documents agreed upon by
the Joint Committee and sent down
to the said Churches as a proposed
basis  of Union.
3. The section of the address of
the General Superintendent having
reference to the subject of Church
4. Memorials to the number of 18
from Quarterly Official Boards, District Meetings, Annual Conferences
and Laymen's Association of an Annual Conference, which memorials
have been carefully analysed, epitomized and classified as to whether
"against" or "in favor" of the Basis
of Union, showing a large majority
of them "in favor."
(2) After ample opportunity given
for discussion and consideration in
the eight sessions of the Committee,
which have been held, and fully attended, your Committee submit the
following as the expression of its
recommendation on the subject:
Whereas, the General Conference of
1902 in a carefully formulated deliverance, formally proposed the possibility
of organic union of the Methodist,
Presbyterian and Congregational
Churches, declaiming itself in favor
of as    wide a union    as    practicable
aming Evangelical Churches, and that
the assimilation of life, method* and
polity between these churches and the
large measure of spiritual unity already existing, marked them out as a
hopeful field for negotiations with
such object in view, a copy of which
resolution was transmitted to tlic
Presbyterian and Congregational
Churches. The gracious and Christian response of these Churches to
our communication and their appointment of Committees to meet tho
Committee on Union of our General
Conference, led to the initial conference  in   1904.
The Joint Committee subsequently
greatly enlarged, entered on the work
of seeking to constrticc a Uasis of
Union. The work of the Committee,
incomplete in 1906, was commended
by the General Conference ot that
year (1906), the Committee of Union
negotiations continued and now presents to this General Conference a series of documents on which the Joint
Committee, with remarkable unanimity has agreed as a Basis of Union
to be submitted to the Churches represented in the Community. Your
Committee recommend that the General Conference declare its aproval
of these documents agreed upon by
the Joint Committee as a basis upon
which the Methodist, Presbyterian
and Congregational Churches may
3. That wc recommend the General Conference to send the documents of the Basis of Union agreed
upon by the Joint Committee, to the
District Meetings for consideration,
and the Annual Conference of 1911,
for consideration, and adoption or rejection, the Conference to report
their decisions and votes thereon,'
with any additional information
deemed desirable by them, to the
General Conference Special Committee, immediately after the close of
the  Conference of 1911.
Also that the General Conference
authorize the General Conference
Special Committ<'e; after the reports
of decisions and votes have been received from the Annual Conferences,
if the reports from the Annual Conferences warrant such action, further
to send the doeuments of the Basis
of Union lo the Quarterly Official
Hoards and also to the membership
of the Church for consideration and
adoption or rejection, during the
years 1911-12, the results of the decisions and votes of Quarterly Official
Boards and of the membership to be
reported in 1912 and transmitted
through the District Meetings and
Annual Conferences of 1912 to the
General Conference Special Committee, which shall further be autho-ized,
if the tabulated results of all the voting of Annual Conferences, Quarterly Official Boards, and membership
of the Church, seem in the judgment
of the General Conference Special
Committee to warrant further action,
in its discretion to call a special meeting of the General Conference further to consider the matter ot consummating  the  proposed  union.
4. Memorial of Alberta Conference
re Union with the Evangelical Association. Your Committee make the
following recommendation:
Whereas it is desirable, especially
in the newer districts, where population is very scattered, to conserve
all Christian forces as much as possible; and whereas in many portions
of our country, there is much overlapping on the Dart of our work and
that of the Evangelical Association;
and whereas the Evangelical Association in doctrine and policy is in substantial agreement with the Methodist Church, therefore we recommend
thai the General Conference declare
itself in favour of approaching the
said body with a view to organize
Union, and hereby authorize our General Superintendent to open negotiations with the said Evangelical Association, with such object when in the
opinion of the General Conference
Special Committee the time seems opportune so to do.
Victoria, Aug. 22, 1910.
This Report was brought in by Dr.
Ross and the Conference was addressed on the subject by J. A. M.
Aikens,  K. C.
His argument was the the rapid
development especially in the West,
made it impossible for one man to
properly care for the Church throughout Canada. There are people coming into the West who know nothing
with Eastern Canada and we want
the  West  so  well  supervised  that it
shall  keep  in  close   touch  with   the
Dr. Manning.—This measure asking for three General Superintendents is presented in a very crude
form. Mr. Aikens has said there are
great problems but he has shown
special attention. What is there
that needs supervision, what is there
that needs supervision that is not
The demands are so quick in coming upon us that any organization
we make will not keep pace with
them. I want to say that the General Superintendents have fulfilled
the demands of our Discipline. Have
they aroused young men to enter the
pastorate, initiatel the great educational institutions, launched the great
missionary campaign. No! And why
not? Because that is not his work.
We have not intended that wc have
shorn our Superintendent of power.
We do not want more officers. Is
our educational work suffering. Is
our missionary work suffering? The
strength of our Church lies in our
pastorate. The advance in our work
is not due to the fact that we have
made Connexional officers.
Dr. Antliffe—He gave the Conference a recital of ancient history but
his arguments were not in evidence
except that he felt that we needed another superintendent who might act
as an advisor to the pastors of our
Church. He would have one reside
in Toronto and one in  Winnipeg.
J. Gibson—I wonder why we are
here. Why have we crossed this continent? Why have we incurred this
expense unless by so doing we confer some benefit on this West. You've
had an exhibition in this city in the
last few days. Do you pretend to
tell me that I cannot select a man
from this august body fitted to lead
this great Church victory.
1 came here on an Ai system of
railway (no political significance in
that) across a continent that will one
day be the centre of the great British empire. And yet one speaker
says there is nothing for a General  Superintendent to do.
There is Ontario, the biggest and
richest province of this Dominion.
(Cries of "No"!) Look here, ;you
fellows in the West are big I know.
You'll be bigger I know, but your
Dad still holds down the job and
you children ought to behave yourselves. May God Almighty give
some of you men a vision—a vision
of a great Empire and let us build
up that great Empire and another as
well, the Empire of the Lord Jesus
W. J. Smith—The General Superintendent has been too greatly loaded with official duties and his ability
to travel throughout the Connexion
has been  taken away.
G. J. Bond—I am quite sure wc
need more generals and not so many
colonels. There is an East as well
as a West. It is small compared to
the West, but some of us love it
nevertheless. We don't grow much
wheat, but we grow College Professors, Teachers and Journalists.
This Canada of ours divides itself
naturally into the East and West and
Centre. Shall the Church be less
united if the West be supervised
and the East have due regard? By
the limitations of humanity the
General Superintendent cannot be
ubiquitous. Put one in East, one in
the West, and one in the Centre and
you have a trinity of power. This is
a strategic thing in our Church. We
need more supervision in the extremes of our work.
R. N. Burns—The problems of our
Church are not being solved outside of but within the departments
of our Church now existing and unless we change our policy these
problems are not to be solved by
the increase of General Superintendents, We have enough Superintendency now in the West especially.
With our Senior Superintendent and
our Local Superintendents in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.
Dr. Ryckman—This is not a new
question. We have had this proposal
before and it was always voted down.
The reason this was voted down before was because it savoured too
much of the Episcopacy. I think that
one General Superintendent is all our
present  polity  requires.
The General Superintendent has
done all that this Church has ever
mapped out for him. For power influence, I'll place our General Superintendent alongside the Premier of
Canada. His work has been immeasurable. He has inspired our General
Conferences. If you propose to enlarge  the  scope  of the  General  Su-
(Contimted on Page 7)
Bank of Montreal Chambers,
Victoria, B.C., Aug. 24, 1910.
To the
Delegates and Friends,
Methodist Conference, 1910.
The Island Investment Company, Limited, was
organized principally for the purpose of assisting
in the development of Victoria City and the vast
resources of Vancouver Island as well as points
on the Mainland.
During the last six months the Company has
shown very marked increase as regards Capital,
Earnings and Assets, which are as follows:—
Subscribed Capital (approximate) $200,000.00,
an increase of $75,000.00.   Assets are now over
the quarter million mark, an increase of nearly
The Company has been most successful and
has paid its shareholders large dividends from
the date of its inception; in fact the Company
has been such a good dividend payer that old
shareholders have been steadily increasing their
The Capital is nearly all local and amongst the
shareholders are many prominent business men
of this city     Our Directors have been required to
purchase $5,00^ worth of stock in order to
qualify them for the position.
The foregoing facts should be a .guarantee of
the progressiveness of the Company.
We have for sale some of the best dividend-
paying stocks offered in the Province with the
best of security.   We also have Victoria City
residential and business lots for sale, Vancouver
City lots which are handled through our
Vancouver Branch, 431 Homer Street.    We also
have Timber lands, farms in the Bulkley Valley
along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific ranging
from half a mile to three and one-half miles from
the main line of the Railway, which we can
dispose of in quarter sections, up to 8,000 acres
in a single tract.   Owing to the great possibilities
of this valley from a mineral and agricultural
standpoint we cannot too highly recommend an
investigation into these lands, further particulars
of which will be given in later issues of this paper.
There is one thing which we would request
of you and it is that you make a thorough
investigation as to the personnel of the management
of this Company and satisfy yourselves as to
our reliability before making investments elsewhere.
We intend that the Island Development Company,
Limited, shall always maintain clean business
principles.    We aim at making the Company a
medium through which a large amount of Eastern
and Foreign capital may be safely invested in
Vancouver Island and Mainland.
There is one thing that the management of
the Island Investment Company, Limited, are
convinced of, and that is that it has in it the making
of one of the most promising Financial Institutions
in Western Canada.   We refer you to the
Merchants Bank of Canada.
Yours faithfully,
Keep Dp with tbe
ieneral Conference
Business   ■
in<i  keep informed Regarding
Methodism in
the   West   by   Subscribing for the
Ieneral Conference Daily
and the
Western Methodist
It will pay you to call on
orne C.
337 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
when looking for
The Observation Car leaves corner of Granville
and Robson streets at 9.30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.—a
pleasant trip of two hours through the city.
Interurban cars leave hourly for Steveston.
the fishing fleet and the canneries.
Interurban    cars   leave    half-hourly    for
The Sight-Seeing Car leaves corner of Government and Yates streets at 9.15 a.m. and 2.15 p.m.
Car stops over at Oak Bay, The Gorge and Esquimalt, giving time to visit these beautiful places.
Let Your Money Work
Lot 66 by 130.    Price $2,500
One-third cash, balance 6 and  12 months
J. H. Craig, Pres.
1150 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.
Branch Office: Cor. of Maple and Sixth Avenue
Phones 2242 and 4123        -        -         Victoria Phone 1509
What they say about Vancouver
British Columbia
Charles E. Hughes, Governor of New York:
Vancouver has the finest harbor I have ever
seen. 1 do not remember having experienced
a more delightful hour than the last one we
spent on the deck of the steamer, with the
broad outlines of your coast drawing ever
nearer and your city coming gradually into
view. The1 approach to your harbor is truly
Vincent Harper and Agnes Deans Cameron, in
"World's  Work"—
Today whole fleets of palatial steamers of
immensely heavy tonnage ply these waters,
linking East and West and promising to make
Vancouver another Liverpool.
E. F. B. Johnson, K.C, of Toronto, in "The
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 ()riental trade, and 1 see no reason
why Vancouver should not be the largest city
in the Dominion. I believe it will 1 saw
more evidence of substantial building in the
shape of warehouses and factories in Vancouver than in all the other places put together.
First Mortgage Loans on
Improved City Property in
Vancouver yield from 6 to 8
per cent. We have made
this department a special
feature of our business for
the past 18 years and are in
a position to place money
for clients with absolute
security. Collection of interest and principal undertaken.
Correspondence  solicited.
J*}. Banfield
607   Hastings St. W.,
VANCOUVER,     -     B. C.
Of excellent land on good
road, three minutes from B.
C. E. R. Station, all cleared
and in crop. Xo stone and
the land is level. The G. N.
R. Station at Cloverdale is
only one and one-half miles
Price $300 per acre.
Excellent terms.
Mark & Co
403 Pender Street
740 Columbia Street,
Beaver Oil Stock Advanced from 10 Gents
to 15 Gents per Snare, Par Value, $1.00
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
Evidence of Oil strata and already Oil gas being encountered, justify
advancing prices to 20 cents or 25 cents per share.
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
struck our stock will soar to phenominal figures.
The well is now nearing 900 feet in depth, and expect encouraging
reports in the near future.
For further particulars, or shares, apply to the following:
A. D. Paterson, 570 Granville St.   R. D. Rorison & Son, 786 Granville St.   P. LeFeurve, 2141 Granville St.
E. W. Leeson, 329 Pender Street West.       T. J. Beatty, 317 Pender Street West. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
Eloquent Tribute to Dr. John Potts
A Critique and an Appreciation.
(By Investigator.)
(Rev. James Allen's Address in full.)
Dr. Potts was Irish by birth, Canadian by adoption, and in every fibre
of his warm Celtic heart loyal to the
British Empire.
The Anglican Church was the
Church of his childhood and youth.
The name of Methodism was associated in his thought with narrowness, fanaticism and mental weakness:
yet it was in this despised Church
that the greatest need of his soul was
I saw him first in the early sixties,
and heard him tell the story of his
conversion. On a Sunday evening in
the gallery of the old McN'abb
Church, Hamilton,—"it was in that
Church that I heard him tell it,—
while listening to the Rev. Chas. La-
velle, the spirit of God revealed to
him the nature of sin, and he saw
with  borrow its guilt and deformity.
In the Prayer Meeing at the close
of the Public Service, lie signified
his desire to be saved from sin with
such demonstrative fervor that the
officials of the Church, among whom
was Edward Jackson, thought he was
intoxicated. His own words best describe the scene. He said, "I literally roared in the disquietude of my
Dr. Potts was an eminently sane
man, and through all his life, his
sanity was never more conspicuous
than in its overwhelming anguish at
the sight of sin, for what can he more
rational than to tremble at the displeasure of Almighty God. Not less
clear and vivid than his sense of sin
was the revelation to him of Jesus
Christ and his righteousness, peace
and hope in glory. From his own
experience he was made absolutely
certain that the Son of Man has
power on earth to forgive sins.
A few months after his conversion, when barely twenty years of
age, he was thrust into the ministry.
His chief qualifications for this work
was his vivid realization of the great
facts of Christianity. He believed
that God hates sin and that he will
blast it into perdition. He believed
that unless the men to whom he ministered were separated from it they
would have to share its fate.
Jesus Christ was to him God manifest in the flesh for the express purpose of saving these men, not in their
sins, hut from them; not at some distant time, but now. This strong conviction of the evil and danger of sin
and of the power and purpose of God
to save gave him intense earnestness
that was melted into tender solicitude
by love. As an ambassador of Jesus
Chrust he spoke with authority, with
love, and with power, meeting the
sarcasm and laughter of sepcticism,
not with logic and learning, nor yet
with abuse, but with the good old
answer, "Why herein is a marvel
ous thing; that ye know not from
whence He is and yet He hath opened
mine eyes."
His chief work was inspiring our
people to take an interest in Christian Education. For this he was eminently qualified. His fine presence,
powerful sympathy, natural grace of
delivery made him easily first in our
connection as a popular preacher. On
the other hand he had a high ideal of
what a University should be. It is
27 years since I was first associated
with him on the Board of Regents of
Victoria University. We had many
conversations and sometimes disputes
as to Educational Policy, but I think
that I can sum up in a few words
his ideal of what the finished product
of a University should be. His aim
was to equip our institutions so that
a student availing himself of their advantages might be able to address his
Alma Mater in such words as these.
"You have given me a lively sense of
my own ignorance and a purpose to
do somewhat to lessen it. You have
taught me how to study, how to use
books, how to gather information and
how to treat it. You have taught me
to value straight sight and clear
thought, to love the good, to choose
the right and to delight in the beautiful. You have taught me to practice kindness to the lower animals,
and finished courtesy to men and
women of whatever rank. You have
taught me to speak truth with rigid
care and to scorn any advantage that
may be won by the sacrifice of gentleness, courtesy and honour. You
have trained me to clear, steady, patient work, to work with invincible
-patience, though granted almost invisible   slowness   of   success.     You
have taught me that it does not matter how well I build if I choose bad
materials to build with, nor how
soundly 1 reason if the ideas with
which I begin are foul and false.
You have taught me to form conceptions of proper range and grasp
and proper dignity and worthiness to
think not of mathematics only, nor
of chemistry, nor of surgery, nor of
law, nor of theology, you have taught
me that the glory of this culture,
learning, refinement, strength lies not
in the possession but in transmission.
You have taught me that the glory
of my life as the glory of the life
of our Lord lies not in receiving, but
in giving. I have been true to the
leitoni taught me by my Alma Mater. What I have received I have
given. According to the measure of
my power I can say as our great
Master said, "The Glory which Thou
has given me I have given to the
world." This was his ideal of what
a University should be, and may I
say that some of us learned 40 years
ago that this is the ideal of our greatly revered and much-loved Chancellor, who is still with us and for
whose presence and work we thank
God' -.to*
As a citizen, Dr. PoJEhvas a man
of broad views, gcnajHg purposes
and lofty ideals. His vtpfce was often
heard on public questio^ and always
with an inspiring not*: He loved
the Methodist Church 4M*d was loyal
to it, but he was not governed by
denominational nor sectarian nor selfish motives. He sought for the best
and strove for the best. He was not
satisfied with the second best. Fearlessness, faithfulness, gentleness,
wisdom in council, ability in execution, warm Evangelical fervor, all
this was his, and being his was ours.
And he was this because he had
learned the deep meaning of our Savior's words, "Without Me ye can do
Twenty years ago on the border of
Alaska I watched the sky from sunset until dawn. The twilight had
scarcely faded into the darkness of
the night before a halo in the East
proclaimed the resurrection of another morning, and the brightness of
another day; so with our departed
leader. The sunset of life was for
him the dawn of a blessed Eternity.
Such a death from one point of view
is a thing not to be lamented even
by those who knew and personally
loved him. For all men it i> appointed once to die. To him almost
the full measure of a man's life was
granted. He was permitted to pass
three score years and ten and was
granted a course and a task that the
greatest might envy. What more
could we ask or desire than that he
should have leave to depart, having
finished the work that was given him
to do.
But with the death of this man I
feel we have reached the close of one
generation and the beginning of another. We have reached one of those
ridges that part the past from the future. The height of land from which
henceforth the streams must flow in
another direction, taking their rise
from another range. On such an
eminence we stand today. Without
the tried and trusted leaders of the
past we must move forward.
John Potts iV dead, hut though
dead he yet speaks to us by tenderness of memory and strength of example. John Potts is dead, hut
though dead he yet speaks to us the
strong impassioned words, "Stand
fast in the faith." Stand fast in the
faith of God so loved the world that
he gave his only begotten son to die
for it. Stand fast in the faith of God
so loved His Son that he has given
Him this world. Stand fast in the
faith that as surely as one promise-
has been fulfilled, the other shall also
he accomplished. O! what a hell this
world has been. Let us stand fast
in the faith that this earth, so long
rolling in misery and pain, shall yet
surprise the listening spheres by
chanting the glad song. "Sing, O ye
heavens, for the Lord hath done it.
Shout ye lower parts of the earth.
Break ofrth into singing, O forest,
and every tree therein, for the Lord
hath redeemed Jacob and glorified
himself in Israel." If anything can
heighten the joys of our departed
leaders it is to know that the younger
and stronger spirits will take up the
lamp of life as it falls from their
hands, as in .the old lamp-bearing
race of Greece, and carry it forward.
The lamp has fallen from his hands.
Let us carry it with swifter and
steadier steps to the goal.
We are getting on. We are to have
two General Superintendents—three
are too many—and this of course argues twofold efficiency or not, as the
r.i.i may be, because if arithmetical
progression were convertible into
terms of moral equivalency, the more
the better—and then you should have
three or more in increasing scries of
increasing effectiveness!
Geography, it seems, is here to
stay. For in committees geography
was a troublesome thing. What are
you to do when you have to bring
in names, and yet don't know even
the man that sits beside you? Clearly
you must split up into conferential—
and confidential—groups of twos and
threes and presume that collective
wisdom resides therein. Their re-
. spective recommendations, conference by conference, of sundry representatives to sundry hoards throughout the connexion can then in due
form be accepted by the groups in
toto—to wit, the committee—and by
them passed on to General Conference; and then collective wisdom,
sitting as a General Conference, will
adopt with all complacency the recommendations of the two and threes.
And so we get on, with our arithmetical progressism, with or without
convertibility into moral equivalency.
The men from a neighboring dominion brought us strange tidings.
Cleric and layman preached alike to
astonished ears the new doctrine of
applied Christianity. It appears that
according to these gentlemen you
have lo adjust both your ideas and
your methods from time to time,
from age to age; and they both of
them stuck to it that Christianity was
adaptable and invincible. It transpired that a prime obligation of the
church was to put itself behind the
big social movement going on everywhere, which insists on the inalienable right of the toilers of earth to
social betterment and opportunity for
mental achievement. In short, it was
held that brotherhood was Christianity. Further, it seems that even
theology must change with the changing thought of God, and that it were
better to insist on just relations between man and man than piously acquiesce in the existing order in the
hope that things may be remedied
in another world.
The fathers listened with becoming
gravity. For this was something new
all round—new economics, new sociology, new theology, new everything, as new as the new commandment.
Paragraph 35 of the Discipline
"Note.—The General Rules are to
be understood as forbidding neglect
of duties of any kind, inprudent
conduct, indulging in sinful tempers
and words, the buying, selling or
using of intoxicating liquors as a
beverage, dancing, playing games of
chance, encouraging lotteries, attending theatres, horse-races, circuses,
dancing parties, patronizing dancing-
schools, taking such other amusements as are obviously of a misleading or questionable moral tendency,
and all acts of disobedience to the
order and Discipline of the Church."
We recommend that the following
be  substituted  therefor:
"Par. 35. Note.—Mr. Weslcy.fram-
ed these rules with no thought of
legalism after the manner of the
Ceremonial requirements of the Jewish economy and with no idea that
their outward observance would satisfy the claims of the Christian religion. His aim was personal holiness and spiritual power. These
Rules in his conception of them, were
not in any wise a human code to be
imposed arbitrarily on the Societies,
but as they were drawn from the text
and essence of the Holy Scriptures
they were regarded by him as an indication of the godly life the Methodist people ought to live. He did not
attempt to enumerate all the sins to
be avoided, nor all the duties to be
performed, but to give a summary
which under the appellation of "General Rules" should be of great value
to every honest seeker of salvation.
Prominent in the design of Mr.
Wesley was the guarding of inexperienced converts against the evil influence of worldliness and dissipating amusements, which are quite as
dangerous in our day as in his.
"The observance of these Rules,
their Prohibitions and Injunctions, he
deemed to be essential both as evidence of spiritual life and for the administration  of Discipline."
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General Conference Proceedings
Transcript of Minutes
(Continued from last Issue)
His widow and family have the
deepest sympathy of the Conference,
and it is hereby directed that a copy
of this Resolution be properly endorsed and forwarded to Mrs. Sutherland.
On a rising vote the report was
Rev. J. H. Hazelwood, D.D., gave
the last message to the Conference
from the late Rev. George Young,
Business Committee
Report No. 6 read and adopted.
Your Committee recommends:
1. That the order for Thursday
evening after reading the minutes be
the reception of the report of the
Committee on Church Union.
2. That the time for election of
delegates to the Ecumenical Conference be held immediately after the
election of the Connexional officers
A Memorial from Rev. J. J. Red-
ditt, re verbal changes in the Discipline, was referred to the Deaconess Committee.
A Memorial re Indians at h'airs, referred to Committee on Temperance
and  Moral  Reform.
Announcements were made and
Conference adjourned at 9.45 p.m.,
with benediction by Rev. T. J. Man-
Tuesday,   August   23rd,   1910.
Conference resumed its work at
2:30 p. m.
The General Superintendent, Rev.
A. Carman D.D., in the Chair.
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. W. H. Dotchon of Newfoundland Conference.
The Minutes of the Tenth Session
were read and confirmed.
The Roll was called, 159 Ministers,
Ig4 Laymen, total 313, responded to
their  names.
Hon. R. A. Booth, Fraternal Delegate from Episcopal Methodist
Church, was introduced to the Conference by Rev. J. C. Antliffc, D.D.
A communication from F. O.
Clarke, Secretary of the Government of British Columbia, re Souvenir for distribution, was referred to
Business   Committee.
A communication from the Secretary of the Canadian Club re Luncheon on" Wednesday, was read for information.
Rev. D. W. Snider moved the
transfer of a Memorial on Missionary Languages from Committee on
Discipline No. II, to Committee on
Course of Duty.
Rev. H. Sprague, D.D., President
of the New Brunswick and Prince
Edward Island Conference, asked
that a time be appointed in which he
might make statement re the disaster
at Campbellton, New Brunswick.
On motion it was ordered that Rev.
H. Sprague, D.D., he heard at once.
Dr. Sprague addressed the Conference.
Moved by Rev. W. S. Griffin, D.D.
Seconded by Rev. T.  E. Bartley.
That the amount of $2,000 in The
Union Church Relief be given in aid
of the Methodist Cuurch at Campbellton.
On Motion the matter was referred
to the Special Committee on Union
Church  Relief Fund.
Committees were reported ready, as
Special Committee on Union
Church   Relief.
Sabbath   Observance.
Course  of Study.
State of the Work.
Church  and   Parsonage  Aid.
General Conference Fund and Finance.
General   Superintendency.
Rev. J. S. Ross, D.D., presented
Report of the Committee on General  Superintendency.
On Motion the Report was received
and  taken  up item  by item.
Item 1. That thre General Superintendents be elected. It was moved
to adopt.
Moved in amendment by Dr. Ant-
Seconded by W. J. Smith.
That the first item of the report
be amended to read that we appoint
two   General   Superintendents.
After lengthy discussion it was
moved by Rev. D. C. Cummings that
the vote be now taken.    Carried.
The motion to adopt Item 1 was
put  and   lost.    The   amendment  for
two General Superintendents was carried.
Item 2 was read on Motion of Rev.
K.   X.   Burns,  D.D., and the  Report
was referred back to reconstruct and
report to Conference before the order of the day to-morrow morning.
Moved by Chancellor Burwash.
Seconded by Rev. J. W. Cooley.
That   the   Report   of  the  Committee on Church Union be printed and
distributed  to the members of Conference to-morrow.    Carried.
Rev. T. A. Moore, D.D., presented
Report of meeting of Delegates from
Western Conferences re Superannuation Fund.
Rev. W. S. Griffin, D.D., was elect-
ed Ministerial Treasurer and E. Gur-
ney,  Esq.,  Lay Treasurer.
Moved by A. N. Sanford.
Seconded by R. N. Powell.
That   a   special   offering  be   taken
to-morrow morning at eleven o clock
in aid of    the rebuilding   funds    of
Churches at Campbellton, New Brunswick and Phoenix, British Columbia,
two-thirds  of the  offering to go  to
the   Campbellton   Church,   and   one-
third to the Church at Phoenix.
Referred on motion to the Special
Committee on Union Church Relief
On motion of Prof. Allen it was
ordered that the report of the committee on Education be printed before
presentation  to  Conference.
Report of the Business Commiltec
was presented by Rev. A. E. Roberts
that Rev. W. A. Brecken be given an
opportunity to s;,y larewell to C.-.n-
ference at 3:30 o'clock on Wednesday, and Rev. Henry Haigh o't Thursday at 4 p. m.
The souvenir from the Bril^ii Columbia Government ;vill be distributed to the Delegates through their respective Conference Presidents.
That the delegation from Local
Option League of British Columbia
be given 15 minutes on Thursday afternoon after the delegation from the
Lord's Day Alliance.
That the following brethren be permitted to retire from Conference on
the days named, reasons having been
given which arc satisfactory to your
Dr. W. S. Galbraith. of Lethbridge,
on Wednesday; Wm. Ross. Port
Perry, on Thursday, Principal J. M.
Palmer, Sackville, on Thursday; J. N.
Harvey, St. John, Thursday; Jos. Gibson, Ingersoll. on Saturday; Dr. A.
M. Scott. Calgary, to-morrow.
Benediction by Rev. A. Stewart,
(By   Exeter  Hall.)
One of the most solemn occasions
following the battle is the "Roll Call,"
by which pathetic process it is discovered who has fallen in fight; and
equally pathetic and solemn is the
occasion in the General Conference,
when the names of those who have
ceased to dwell amid the limitations
of this mortality are presented with
fitting eulogy and merited respect.
In this busy and 'eventful age, it has
a gracious influence upon the younger
men. It rebukes with silent reproof
the restlessness, and even passion for
things material which not infrequently disturb the young minister's life in
this wonderful period of commercial
These fallen fathers, how they lived
and worked for the Kingdom of God!
With what zeal did they prosecute
•their business in the service of the
Most High! How mighty the pen,
how powerfully convincing the message, and how wise the directions!
What a legacy they have left the
Church and the world, and how enduring this will be!
The pathos of the occasion is further enhanced by the fact that we
know there are sainted men among
us today, whose faces wear the sheen
of the City of Light, and who, in the
natural order of things, must all too
soon whisper their farewell, and enter the Gates of God. It might bn
well for those who would lay violent
hands upon the ancient landmarks,
and who arc anxious to bring the
Church   into   line   with   modern   con
ditions, to enquire by what means
the Fathers of the Church in days
gone by, subdued Kingdoms, wrought
righteousness, obtained promises,
stopped the mouths of lions Where
lay the secret of their great strength,
and how were they so honored of
It might be said without reflection
upon these warriors, that they did
not attempt so much to expound the
philosophy of their day,.or to indulge
in a hypcrcriticism of the Canon, as
they did to present the simple Gospel
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ;
they had no time to be critical, only
time to be practical, and without at
all attempting to discount honest inquiry, it may be said that their worth
will most favorably compare with
that of the most modern scholar in
the more modern pulpit to-day.
As younger men, we do well to heed
their manner of life, their sacrifice
and honorable and fruitful career. Wc
have greater opportunities, more advanced equipment, and therefore increased responsibilities. It is also true
that we have an intellectual front to
meet which, to some extent, our fathers had not; but even so, without the
simple and unswerving faith in the
Christ of God—Divine, and wonderfully able to save—our academics will
be as chaff before the wind and our
message a.s a tinkling cymbal.
The Fathers of the Church have
labored, and we have entered into
their labors; they are passing hence,
and we in turn must at length tread
that lonely way. While we have
them with us, let us with gladness
hear their work of counsel and warring, and by the grace which made
them great, strive to become fit to
follow them in the greatest of all human effort—the salvation of the race.
Rev. Dr. Rose and Rev. Dr. Manse
Mr. General Superintendent, I rise
to a point of order. There is no report before us. The Committee
brought in. their report and every
clause that followed the first one was
dependent upon the first clause and
that, if it carried, the rest would be
submitted. The first did not carry
and so we have nothing before us.
Well, brother, replied the General
Superintendent, the "if" is before you
if  nothing  else.
Mr. Chairman, said Mr. Gibson,
someone has referred to me in the
course of the debate as a Zacchens
who climbed a tree to see a great
vision. I would advise the brother
not to climb the tree or someone
might shoot.
Dr. Griffin being elected as the
clerical treasurer of the Superannuation Fund, upon acclamation said: I
am keeping my speech for Union,
when I shall have a few broken remarks to make on Union. I have
not much else to say. This office
has been getting monotonous and for
18 years I have been in this office.
For these years I have had contest
and ballot to face, till now at last
you say it's no use; no one can touch
it;   Griffin's  the  man.
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Opposite Spencers' Store - - - Victoria, B.C. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
(By Dr.  Fagan)
rontinued from last Issue)
Methods of Handling Consumption
ding the vexed question of
I, Ivanced consumptives, the Gov-
.r,i: iit. acting upon the reprcsenta-
,i the Society has made it corner upon hospitals in receipt of
iment aid to make provision
nsumptive patients in the late
of the disease.
c are   many   proposals   as to
- the best method of handling
lptives.   Some people advocate
■ consumptive be treated in his
iime; others think that dispen-
dvice,   providing  when   neccs-
ents or shacks,    is    sufficient;
.thers look on special hospitals
expensive for the results ob-
These views arise from two
hat t1
5   t'
aim ■'
I. Thcenormity of the problem artd
kon«'''|iient impossibility of effecting
|he ihsired end.
!. The failure to cure a majority of
batk'iits and the relapse of many who
ueti- thought to be cured.
The magnitude of the problem is
lertamly appalling, for we know that
two "tit of every seven deaths occurring lietwecn the ages of 16 and ^5
Ire due to consumption. The great
Civil War in the United States destroyed 650,000 persons in four
tear- The cause of this war was
lust, hut the destruction of human
life is looked on with horror. We
snow that 600,000 persons perish from
Consumption every four years in the
Jniti il States. This, unlike the Civil
lYar. is not justified, because it can
be prevented. Of course, then, the
Jontt mplation of the problem is al-
nost paralyzing, but, to meet the
lifficulty, we" will look in vain to in-
Iction. A policy of drift cannot be
permitted in the present stage of
progress and knowledge.
A- to the question of failure to
lure consumptive patients. No doubt,
I ten 1 many instances, the unfortunate patient is beyond help; but why?
t)ntc consumption gets a strong hold
in an enfeebled constitution it is
lardy cured. Its progress may be
Iheckcd, but the patient need not ex-
fecl to be physically reconstructed.
ie may be patched, but he can never
|e made whole again.
It is however, different with a case
recognized in its very early stage. If
the constitution be good and if what
is termed the "resisting power" be
high, then the results are most satisfactory and the ICtttal percentage of
cures vouched fur by reliable authorities rami as high si 70 and 80 per
As to relapses. No doubt, there
are many. Why? Because the patient
is often compelled to return to overcrowded and ill-ventilated living
rooms and work shops, and may be
subjected to Itrain or over-fatigue; or
his resolve to lead a more wholesome
life fails, and he returns lo old evil
habits <if drink, excitement and consequent worry, etc. Of course he is
then ready for a fresh infection nr
the old infected centres break down.
In this connection it must be remembered thai no amount of fresh
air during work will compensate for
the lack of sufficient nourishing food
nr bad accommodation during the
rest of the day.
These conditions, happily, do not
prevail in Canada to the same extent
as they do in older and more populous
countries. It presents an aspect,
however, of the problem which can
and must be met if we are to continue to claim the title of civilized
(Continued from Page 2)
perintendent, what power do you propose to take away from the President of Annual Conference or the
Chairman of Districts in order to
clothe your General Superintendent
with new power. I do not see what
you can put into the scope of the
General Superintendent's work that
will increase his efficiency.
Dr. Stewart—Frank Oliver, M.P.,
says: "The last great West of Canada has not yet been seen." Wc need
a vision greater than any vision that
has yet come to any section of our
people. Saskatchewan is bigger than
the German Empire and can support
seventy millions of people as well as
the German Empire can do. We have
four Conferences in the West and in
the coming quadrennitim there may-
he eight. The General Superintendent has done <ill any man can do,
but he himself has admitted that he
has    com*    immeasurably   short   of
meeting the demands of this great
Empire. The duties are too great for
any one man. We need three Superintendent-, with greater prerogatives.
Dr. Heartz- I am a converted man
Up to a short time ago, l believed
in one Superintendent, but having
made two visits to this great WeM
I feel thai there ought to he a .Superintendent west of < Intario. but we
need one iii the East bi well. There
are  ipecial  interests in  Ihe  East  that
call   fur  a  (ieneral   Superintendent
The   Educational  movement  in   Mt.
Allison.    The present General  Super
iniendeiii.     whose     experience     is
broader  than  that  of any other  man
on   the  floor of this  Conference,  recommended two Superintendents.
Judge Chesley—The division of the
.Superintendency among three men
will erduce the prestige of the office;
it will divide instead of co-ordinating
Canadian Methodism, If the argument be good for two .Superintendents it is good for two premiers of
the Dominion.
Rev. Emsley—T am going to lose
a vote, for 1 shall support Dr. Heartz'
motion for htree Superintendents,
which will be lost and then I will
vote for two. and that will carry.
Some of US kllow the bald-headed
prairie and arc advised of its demands.
Upon a vote being taken it was decided by a vote of 212 to 92, that
there shall be two Superintendents.
What will the General Conference
dowith the case of the poor chamois
that recently had the skin torn from
his trembling Hcsh to clothe the bellows of the organ? Will (he case
go to the Committee on Sociological
Why ever was it that Beacons-
field's famous criticism of Gladstone,
"inebriated with the exuberance of his
own verbosity," would not down, and
would persist in desecrating the Sabbath eve?
On Sunday morning a little girl
who had never seen a surpliced choir
before, watched eagerly for the choir
to file in and when they did not
come, asked: "Mother, when will the
'Black  people'  come?"-
Mr. G. F. Johnston, the genial
delegate from Montreal, has demonstrated to a scientific exactness the
fact that men of Drams are sUfO men
of appetite.
< hir bearded delegate gave US an
original  smile  when  be assumed  to
describe a statement made by one of
the  great   minds   of  our   Confer■<
"An   idea   which   is   the   child  of  my
clever legal friend's imagination."
When the revision 01 the "Rules of
the Methodist Church" was the order
of the day, and the rule exhorting
care as to the selection of a partner
had just been revised, Dl Carman
announced: "Vou can marry anybody
now." This isn't true as far as the
.Ministers are concerned. If they
could marry about one-half of the
couples  they  would  be  satisfied.
"That was more of a truth than a
slip when Dr. Rankin spoke of "useless" ornaments of dre-s in place of
1111 necessary ornaments
Another delegate asked, when the
question of "useless" ornaments was
under discussion, does this include
millinery? Poor mere man! who can
say what he has gone through?
Some of the leaders are trembling
in the conscious presence of the hot
air artists. Dr. Young announced the
next meeting of his committee will be
for business, not oratory. Who on
that committee  will  plead guilty?
A resident of Victoria accustomed
to meeting men soliloquised thus on
the appearance of the General Conference: "I like the faces of these
men; they stack up as well as any
bunch of fellows I ever saw."
See Our Gorge Subdivision
Beautiful   Location
District Rapidly Building Up
$500 to $650
I Cash, Balance easy terms
Call any time and we will lake you out
Broad St. Opp. Colonist Office
The Famous
There are many beautiful spots
In British Columbia, but none
that has the attraction for the
Eastern visitor than the far-
famed Chilliwack Valley. The
lovely situation, the splendid
crops and the prosperous farms
and homes are productive of the
highest expressions of wonder and
Interest from those who see them
for the first time, and it will be
a pleasure for us to show you
around if you will come to us and
say so. With the advent of the
electric tram connecting with
Vancouver direct, the Great Northern Railway, the Canadian Northern Railway, Chilliwack is
emerging from her retired situation and is being brought Into
the light of prominence; choice
spots are being picked up by the
City business man or Investor
for country homes, particularly
those that are bounded by the
many beautiful streams, the small
farmer and fruit grower is coming in and settling on 10 or 20
acre plots, and the Investor Is
now fully aware of the possibilities and the brilliant future ahead
of the city and district of Chilliwack.
We have on our lists many
choice and desirable properties,
both in Improved and revenue
producing farms; Improved and
unimproved acreage, and city property both business or residential
either improved and bearing revenue or vacant, and we shall be
happy to answer any Inquiry and
to send our new blrdseye map of
the district, also Illustrated booklet to anyone asking for It.
A connection of nearly 20 years
In Chilliwack In this business,
gives us a knowledge of the land,
the conditions and values, rarely
met with, and this knowledge Is
at your disposal.
Bent & Goodland
J. Howe Bent
H. T. Goodland
Real Estate   Agents,   Conveyancers,  Valuators,  and  Financial  Brokers,  etc.
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
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
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
BRITISH COLUMBIA shipped over six thousand tons of fruit in 1908, and imported
fruit to the value of two hundred thousand dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA fruits—apples, pears, plums, cherries, and peaches—are the
finest in the world.
BRITISH 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.
The most profitable field for investment in the known world.
A great wealth of raw materials.
Unsurpassed shipping facilities.
Rapidly increasing markets at home and in the new Provinces of Saskatchewan
and Alberta, Mexico, Australia, and the Orient.
Millions of acres of the finest timber in the world.
An ever-increasing demand for lumber at home and abroad.
Inexhaustible quantities of salmon, halibut, cod. herring, and other ^sh.
Many thousands of acres of land producing all the hardier fruits, as well as
peaches, grapes, apricots, melons, nuts, etc.
Splendid pasture and high prices for butter, milk, and cream.
Fair wages and a reasonable working day.
A cash home market for poultry and eggs at big prices.
Large profits from mixed farming and vegetable-growing.
Three hundred thousand square miles of unprospected mineral-bearing country.
An infinite variety of game animals, big and small, game fishes and game birds.
Magnificent scenery.
Good hotels.
Well-equipped trains.
Palatial steamships.
A healthful climate.
Inspiring surroundings.
Golden opportunities in all walks of life.
Just laws, well administered.
A complete  modern  educational  system—free,  undenominational   primary  and
high schools.
All the conveniences of civilised life.
Health, peace, contentment, and happiness.
Information regarding B. C. and its Resources may be had by applying to the Bureau of Information, Victoria, B. C, or
the Agent General of B. C, Salisbury House, Finsbury Circus, London, England. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
New Chancellor
An advance sample of this the
finest of all wood ami coal ranges
has .lust arrived,—the very newest and best Idea In cooking apparatus. It more than pleases all
expert cooks and discerning housewives.
Vou are welcome If only as a
looker. Come In and allow us to
demonstrate Its great superiority
over others. Price will please, too.
Drake   Hardware
608 Yates St.
At any time
your grocer will
refund your money
should you have
cause for complaint
with any line of
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Packed in B. C.
In cleanliness,
with care, and
Expert knowledge
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—       An Ideal Pacific Chatauqua	
The  property  comprising  this  subdivision
consists of the point of perhaps the most beautiful  proniintory  in  British  Columbia.    The
1     land itself on its seaward frontage, sweeping
in a semi-circle from the southeast corner of
the land to the northwest corner, rises from
the beach in a beautiful cliff formation of from
seventy-five to one hundred and fifty feet in
height.   Around the foot of this rise the new
main line of the Great Northern runs, over the
rails of which it is also expected the Northern
Pacific will run its trains.
The Beach
From Blaine on the east to Blackies' Spit on
,'     the north there runs one of the finest beaches
!     in British Columbia.
Eastward toward Blaine the tide leaves a
beach nearly a mile in width.    Immediately
south of the property deep water is reached
in about from one to three hundred yards.
West of the property a sand beach is left by
the receding tide, extending fully three miles
from high water mark.
The sands are of a firm character.    The
5     water coming in over the heated sands on a
|     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  and  summer schools,  and
cannot be duplicated for beauty and surrounding conveniences, of grounds and accessibility
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,
together with suitable streets and 50-foot residential lots.
Proper safeguards have been made to prevent the alienation of any portion of this property from the purposes as set forth above.
For further information consult:
Ocean Park Ass n
329 Pender St, W                                               Phone 6015
Rev, R, R Stillman ms venabies St., Vancouver
Wholesale Grocers
Corner Water and Abbott Sts. VANCOUVER, B.C.
Gas Range
Is constructed with a view to e
economy and durability with notkfl
ing overlooked in appearance.
See this  Kange In Its din.  <>:|
styles and sizes at
Victoria Gas Co'y|
Residence Telephone 122
Office Telephone 557
Lewis Hall
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Cor. Yates and Douglas Streets)
Because we have a vast area of Agricultural Lands, Fruit Lands, Mineral Deposits, Coal and Oil
Lands and Timber Lands which are UNDEVELOPED.
We specialize in all these lines, also in investments in INSIDE BUSINESS PROPERTY
We  recommend  nothing  but  sound  investments.  Write us, or better still, call and see
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Brokers Notary Public
Fiscal Agents:
Portland Star Mines,
Texada Island Copper Co.
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