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 General Conference Dailv JSullettn
Devoted Speciallv to tho Dm,..j. , ..     _ ^"
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the Genera, Canferen
Vol. I. No. 10
ce Session of the Methodist Church
VICTORIA, B. C, AUGUST 25, 1910
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The Messaqe of Southern Methodism
THE  MISSION  OF GREATER V\tlv7III
THE  MISSION OF GREATER
METHODISM
Fraternal address delivered by Rev. H.
M. Du Bose, D.D., before the General Conference of the Methodist
Church of Canada at Victoria, B.C.,
August 24, 1910:
There was a large congregation in
Metropolitan Church last evening to listen to addresses from distinguished visitors. Bishop Honda spoke for Japan and
Kev. H. M. Du Bose brought the greetings of Methodism, South. He spoke in
part as follows:
Mr. President and Brethren
of the Conference.
To a Briton has been left the task of
interpreting to the world the constitution
1 if (he American republic, and this not on
the ground that the makers of history can
he neither its writers nor its expounders,
hut because Runnymede and the American   Revolution   belong   to   a   concrete
story, and because Magna Charta and the
Constitution were inspired by a common
racial   love   of   freedom.     Ambassador
Bryce  made  himself  an  American,  but
became no  less an  Englishman,  in the
vast preparation which fitted him to write
"The American Commonwealth."  In this
achievement he manifested the  instinct
of citizenship in that commonwealth of
sympathies and ideals whose boundaries
are coextensive with those of the English-
speaking races, and which has become the
most splendid prophecy of universal fellowship and co-operation yet produced in
the ages of history.
In that greater realm, that empire of
thought and action built upon the English Bible,. English learning, and English
confessions and constitutions, there is indeed a common citizenship, as there is a
common suffrage, which describes privileges and responsibilities the most tremendous that have yet fallen to the lot
of mankind.
Within this realm of race and thought
Methodism, the offspring of the Wesleyan revival, has had its chief manifestation. In the English tongue it found
tor its message such a vehicle as no other
language of the earth could have afforded.
Its greatest miracles have been wrought
in the English heart, and to the larger
English faith and zeal it looks for its future propagation in the earth.
This call of Methodism upon the English-speaking races  is  not a confession
that Methodism is a race cult or even a
form of race religion.   No aspect or interpretation of Christianity since the apes
tolic evangel has carried more truly than
lias   Methodism   the   pledge   of   world
adaptation.   The universality of its terms
of salvation and its freedom from liturgical   influences  and   enslaving  traditions
stamp it as an emanation from that Light
which lighteth  every man that  comcth
into the world.
And yet, after all, Methodism is the
theology of a people rather than of a
school. It is the last and sublimest
output of the faith of the English race.
Methodism can no more be separated in
thought from the English consciousness
than it can be separated from English
morals and the English interpretation of
the gospel.
Nor is it to be forgotten that the spirit
of the great Anglican Confessions is a
theological element of Methodism. That
and its passion for evangelism make it
the oldest, as also the newest, of all the
Protestant interpretations of Christianity.
The origin and affinity of Methodism
being thus found to be so distinctly English,  it  follows logically  that upon  the
citizens of the greater commonwealth of
English sympathies and ideals, so far a.s
they have become Wesleyan. rests the
responsibility of maintaining Methodism
in its purity of statement and interpretation, and also of imparting its blessings
to both kindred and alien races.
It is as the representative of a very
large segment of the citizenship of the
greater Wesleyan realm within this English race and thought empire that J am
in this august presence tonight, charged
with an embassy of fellowship and fraternity and burdened with a message
which I am sure will appeal to your interest and elicit your sympathy.
Canada and the South
I have the honour, Mr. President and
brethren, to bear to you the formal and
fraternal greetings of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, a Church the stock
and body of whose adhesion is closely
allied in blood and ideals to the people
of Canada.    Indeed,  I  have found it  a
pleasing task to trace the many particular and general points of resemblance between the life of this imperial Dominion
and the life of my own happy section.
Proceeding,   Dr.   Du   Bose said   the
reverent and enlightened processes.  Protestant faith is the highest form of reverent thought and Methodism is an intensification  of these points of  Protestantism.    This   reasoning  brought   Dr.   Dtl
Hose to speak more closely of the
Doctrinal   Mission  of  Methodism.
"Amongst the matters," he said, "that
should    constantly    engage    the    larger
Methodist   thought   and   conscience   the
foremost are the defense and perpetuity
of our doctrines, the maintenance of our
ideals and authority in education, and the
validation of our sentimental relations to
questions   of    public    morals   and    the
world's   peace.     There   are   other   questions before ecumenical  Methodism and
before its separate jurisdictions, but none
which approaches these in urgency and
importance.
First, then, what is the doctrinal mission of greater Methodism'" Plainly, it is
to maintain and propagate that catholic
doctrinal heritage which has come to us
from antiquity, as also those mighty experimental interpretations of the gospel
established during the eighteenth century revival. Thus, broadly stated, Wesleyan theology consists of two elements
fervour and progress. He painted a glowing   picture   of   Methodist   Educational
work and then spoke with much force of
.Methodism's influence upon national and
international  life.    "If,"  he  said,  "there
should ever again be war and bloodshed
between  two  English  Speaking peoples,
it  would be to the charge and disgrace
of   Methodism,   for  Methodism   had   acquired  the power to prevent  it."    The
centre   of   the   world   peril   is   now   the
Orient.   The solution of problems there
lay with the Christian conscience of the
English-speaking world,  and  it falls  to
Methodism as the typical religion of the
English-speaking peoples to face the call
to  tin's  responsibility.     By  meeting our
opportunities  at   home   and  abroad   we
shall  help  the  world's  peace and  bring
near the perfect triumph of Jesus Christ.
THE MEASURE OF MEN
MR. AND MRS. DAVID SPENCER
Whoso Generously Entertained the General  Conference  last  Friday  Afternoon
Church  he  represented  was  the  second
largest   Methodist   body   in   the   world,
whose history is a unique and significant
chapter in the  ever-wonderful  story of
American   Protestantism.     That  it  had
won its place of. prestige and influence
amongst the churches of  Protestantism
through an experience of sufferings and
sacrifices blessed by divine grace, but it
was far from his purpose to indulge in
boastful sentiments. Passing rapidly over
the  sentiment,  history and  progress  of
Methodism in   the   South,   the   speaker
spoke of Methodism's place in Protestantism; he felt it his duty,  he said, at
such an hour of opportunity to "discuss
a  few  militant  matters  that  should  instantly engage the thought and sympathy
of the universal Methodist mind" and this
was the reason he had named his message
The Mission of Greater Methodism."
He hoped to discover that Methodism
is the ultimate and highest existing form
of Protestantism. The widest definition
of Protestantism is the liberation of both
thought and faith from the bondage of
dogmatism. But Protestantism is speci-
cally the identification of the results of
both thought and faith when moving in
—namely .the Anglican confessional doctrines and the Arminian experimental
doctrines.   These two agree.
Through  the Anglican Confession, or
the Thirty-Nine Articles, Methodism has
inherited its formulated Articles of Religion from the most ancient sources—
that is, from the Nicene Creed and from
the apostolic Scriptures.   The Forty-Two
Articles of Cranmer, afterwards reduced
to   the   Thirty-Nine   Articles   of   Archbishop  Parker,  were taken  in  their important statements, and almost literally,
from the Augsburg Confession prepared
by Luther   and   Melanchthon.   which in
turn was directly inspired and determined
by  the  Nicene  Creed,  which  was  itself
an   expansion   of   the   confessional   elements found in the New Testament.
Thus was the work of the Wesleyan
recension done in a time both historically
and providentially appointed; and it was
so completely done that it will not likely
need to be done again, especially since
the age of creed-making is confessedly
past.
Continuing, Dr. Du Bose spoke eloquently of Anglicanism and Arminianism
going deeply into the great doctrinal
truths which lay at the root of Methodist
A Study
(By Investigator)
It is a good thing to prepare an extempore speech. It adds greatly to the effort
and your reputation is made. We have
had some marked illustrations of thia
priority of intellect. When you desire to
make a profound impression you require
at least a year's preparation, or as long
as you can secure.
If it be a public address you can remark the result with great self-complacency. You shall impress your audience
so that they shall not remember all the
great things you have said, but shall carry away with them the distinct impression of a great speech. The measuring
of a man is a delicate process and requires
time.
It is a great advantage also to prepare
your speech prior to election. There is
no time to do so adequately after the result is announced, and you must of necessity always rise to the occasion. Mental
processes are somewhat confusing, and it
is not always easy to think on your feet.
Sometimes it may happen that a man
slow of speech is startled and summoned
by a high behest, and in the vivid moment of revelation reaches out hands after the Infinite. Earth and its glories
dwindle to microscopic proportions and
heaven is all around. The broken utterance here befits the master of men as it
escapes in an appealing call to pray. We
are discovering our men. and taking their
measure.
And lie of the clear head, and single
heart, who has never bowed to men, sits
with us still, with the gathering weight
. of years, hoary with age, but incorruptible as the westering Light to which his
face is set.   The great old man!
There is something in the dogma of
ex-cathedra infallibility. Editorial as well
as presidential functions are thereby displayed. Geniality both in and ex-cathedra
is not to be despised, and the heart-beat
of a man can be felt to the utmost
bounds.
We need not despair. The fathers are
passing, but God provides for the succession. The Orient sends its honoured
sons and we catch again a glimpse of
apostolic deeds. All hail to East and
West in bringing in and bringing into the
Kingdom of Christ. For East shall in-
dtitiably contribute to the ultimate result,
and in the process perchance our new
theology shall take on fresh disturbing
elements wherewith to exercise the minds
of men.
Men come and men go, sometimes
alone, sometimes in pairs. Parallelism
occurs in thought as well as life. You
may have a double discourse just as you
are composing yourself for dismissal.
But God provides for the succession.
;•
■Ms^MMS. General Conference Proceedings
Transcript of Minutes
TENTH  DAY—THIRTEENTH
SESSION.
Wednesday, August 24th, 1910.
Conference resumed business at Q
a.   in.
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., General Superintendent in the Chair.
Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. John Robson, H.A., of the
British  Columbia  Conference.
Minutes of the Eleventh and
Twelfth Sessions were read and eon-
firmed.
On motion of Rev. Chancellor Bur-
wash, S.T.D., a memorial was transferred from the Committee on Education to the Committee on Course
of  Study .
The Committee on General Superintendency to which report was referred back for reconstruction,
brought  in  their  report.
On motion it was taken up item
by item.
Items 2 and 3 were adopted.
Item 4, that the election for the
four-year term be proceeded with
first, was read.
Moved to adopt.
Moved in amendment by Rev. J. C.
Speer, D.D.
Seconded by Rev. J. S. Williamson, D.D.
That the report be amended so that
the election for General Superintendent for eight years be the first in
order.
Moved in amendment to amendment by J. H, Woodside.
Seconded by Nelson Armstrong.
That the mode of election be to
put two names on ballot, the highest stands for eight-year term, the
next highest takes the four-year term,
provided that in each case there is a
majority.
Amendment to amendment was
lost. The amendment was put and
carried.
On motion the report was adopted
as a whole.
Order of business was taken tip
and a call made for reports of committees affecting elections. No reports were presented.
Moved by N. W. Rowell, K.C, and
seconded.
The Scrutineers be appointed for
all elections and the ballots be
counted by such scrutineers and reported to the Conference.
Carried.
.   Moved by Rev. W. R. Young, D.D.
Seconded by N. W. Rowell, K.C.
That the Committee ori Missions
be instructed to submit the names of
twelves ministers and twelve laymen
from which the Conference shall elect
the six ministers and six laymen, who
shall be the General Conference
Members of the General Board of
Missions.
Carried.
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., named
the Conference appointing the following scrutineers.
J. A. Long, Ph.D., A. C. Tiffin, S.
E. Marshal], D. S. Houck, C. E.
Crowell, If. E. Thomas, A. A.
Holmes, convenor; J. W. Churchill,
W. P. McHaffic, A. C. Farrell, John
Robson, R. H. Carney, E. S. Hunt,
E. A. Brown, W. II. Hopper, J. G.
Eagleson, G. O. Fulton, S. W. Hun-
ton, Arthur Mews, A. S. Argue, J. A.
Cross, P. E. Butchart, E. W. Keen-
leyside.
The first six ministers and six laymen of the scrutineers were appointed to take up the first ballot before the scrutineers meet to organize.
On motion a ballot was taken for
the General Superintendent to hold
office for eight years. The scrutineers retired.
Moved by Rev. T. Albert Moore,
D.D.
Seconded by Rev. A. Stewart.
That there shall be printed 600
copies of the Journal of the Conference.
That a copy of the Journal shall be
given to the General Superintendent,
and to each member of this Conference; to the College Library of each
of our Educational Institutions; to
each of the General Conference departments, to each of the Fraternal
Delegates; and
That the balance be put on sale,
the proceeds to be paid into the General  Conference fund.    Carried.
On motion of Rev. J. S. Williamson, D.D.
The report of the Special Commit-
to- nf Union Church Relief fund was
taken up.
The Union Church Relief fund had
previously recommended "That from
the balance in hand, 2,000, be paid
over to the General Conference fund,
the remainder left in the hands of
the Treasurer to pay all bills now
accruing, for printing this report in
the Agenda, expenses of members attending this meeting, fee for auditing
the account! of the Quadrennium, and
100 to Mr. T. II. Keough, the accountant of the fund, the balance to
be retained by the Treasurer as an
honorarium for services cheerfully
and effectively rendered during the
past twenty-four years, accompanied
with the best thanks of the Conference."
The Special Committee on the Union Church Relief fund reported as
follows:
"We have before us the report in
the Agenda; the Memorial of the Elm
Street Church, Toronto, requesting
the payment of 2,000 to the Elm
Street Church, which was previously
voted to the relief of the Agnes
Street Church, Toronto, by the Union
Church Relief Committee; and the
resolution referring to the embarrassed churches at Campbellton, N.
B., and at Phoenix, B. C.
The Committee having carefully
considered all the facts of the cases
recommend that in view of the great
calamity which lias overtaken our
churches in Campbellton, N. B., and
Phoenix, B. C. completely destroying the church property in each case,
that $1,500 be granted to Campbellton, and $500 to Phoenix, and that the
balance be disposed of as recommended in the report in the Agenda.
The report was, on motion, adopted.
The consideration of the report of
the Committee on Conference was resumed.
Items 3 and 4 were adopted.
Item 5 was read.
5. Re Memorial No. 4, Bay of
Quinte Conference.
Re—The adjustment of Conference
boundaries of the Central Conferences.
1st. For the purpose of the readjustment of the boundaries of the
Conferences concerned, we recommend that the Toronto and Bay of
Quinte Conference be united.
2nd. We further recommend that
this United Conference be divided
into two Conferences, to be known as
Toronto Conference and Toronto
Each Conference.
3rd. That the Toronto Conference
be composed of the following fourteen (14) Districts, viz: Toronto
Central, Toronto West, Brampton,
Bradford, Orangeville, Barrie, Col-
lingwood, Owen Sound, Bracebridge,
Parry Sound, Sault Ste. Marie, North
Bay, New Liskeard and Sudbury.
4th. That Toronto East Conference be composed of the following
fourteen (14) Districts, viz: Toronto East, Uxbridge, Whitby, Bow-
manvillc, Cobourg, Brighton, Belleville, Napanec, Picton, Cunningham,
Lindsay, Pcterboro, Campbcllford and
Madoc.
5th. That the above change of
boundaries take effect immediately on
the rise of this General Conference.
Moved to adopt.
Moved in amendment by Rev. W.
H.  Hincks. D.D., and
Seconded by Rev. J. C. Speer, D.D.
That the Owen Sound and Algoma
Districts be transferred to Hamilton
Conference, and that the New Liskeard District be transferred to Montreal Conference, and the Toronto
and Bay of Quinte Conferences be
united into one Conference, to be
called the Toronto Conference.
The scrutineers reported result of
ballot for General Superintendent for
eight years.
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., LL.D., was
declared elected.
Dr. Carman addressed the Conference.
A ballot was then taken for election of a General Superintendent for
four years, and the scrutineers retired.
The Conference resumed consideration of the report of Committee on
Conference Boundaries.
Moved in amendment by Rev. A.
J. Irwin, and
Seconded by Rev. S. P. Rose, D.D.
That the matter be referred back
to the Committee with instructions
to bring in a plan dividing Bay of
Quinte between the Toronto and the
Montreal Conferences.
The scrutineers reported the results of ballot for General Superintendent for four years. Rev. S. D.
Chown, D.D., was declared elected.
Dr. Chown addressed the Conference,
and at his request Rev. R. Carman,
General Superintendent, led in prayer.
Mnved by Hon. Justice Maclaren.
Seconded by H. P. Moore.
That paragraph 80 of the Discipline be referred to the Committee on
General Superintendency to consider
the time of the new General Superintendent entering on his duties. Carried.
A ballot was taken for General Secretary for Home Missions and the
scrutineers retired.
Conference resumed consideration
of report on Committee on Conference  Boundaries.
Moved in amendment to the amendment by Rev. W. H. Emsley, and
Seconded by M. S. Madole.
That the matter of change of
boundaries be referred back to Committee. The amendment to the amendment was lost.
The amendment was then put and
lost. The item of the report was also
lost.
The scrutineers reported result of
ballot for General Secretary for Home
Missions. Rev. James Allen, M.A.,
was declared elected. Mr. Allen addressed the Conference.
The Secretary of Conference read
a telegram from Moose Jaw asking
for a deputation to visit that place.
On motion it was referred to the
Business Committee.
On motion report of Committee on
Supcranuation Fund was taken up.
Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 were adopted.
The scrutineers reported the result
of ballot for election of General Sec-
ret.iy for Foreign Missions.
Rev. E. E. E. Shore, B.D., was declared elected. Mr. Shore addressed
the Conference.
On motion of N. W. Rowell, K.C,
the Secretary of Conference was instructed to cast a ballot for the election of H. H. Fudger, Esq., as Honorary Lay Treasurer of the Missionary Society. The ballot was cast and
Mr. Fudger declared elected.
A ballot was taken for General Secretary of Education and the scrutineers retired.
Report of the Committee on Superannuation Fund was resumed. Items
7 and 8 were adopted.
Bouquets of roses were presented to
Revs. A. Carman, D.D., and S. D.
Chown, D.D., the General Superintendents by the little daughter of Rev.
T. S. Holling.
The scrutineers reported the result of the ballot for the election of
General Secretary of Education. Rev.
J. W. Graham, D.D., was declared
elected. Rev. Graham addressed the
Conference.
Report No. 8 of the Business Committee was presented by Rev. A. E.
Roberts.
Your Committee recommends,
1. That the following Committee
meet at 7:30:
Book and Publishing, Sunday
School, Education, in their usual
places, that Missions meet at 5
o'clock in Epworth League room.
2. The Conference adjourn at
5:15 this afternoon so that Committee not named above desiring to
meet to finish their work may do so.
3. That the following brethren be
permitted to return from Conference: M. E. Bogart, Napance, on
Saturday. W. D. Baskin, St. John,
N. B., on Friday. Rev. J. H. Rid-
dell,   Edmonton,  Thursday evening.
4. That the Missionaries to West
China who are in the city be given
ten minutes to address the Conference after the Local Option delegation  tomorrow  afternoon.
5. The Colonist be permitted to
take an interior photograph of the
Conference on Thursday evening at
the close of the service.
Announcements were made on
motion of the Secretary of Conference.
It was ordered that the Chairman
and Secretary of Committees wishing a time for meeting should apply
to the Business Committee for opportunity of time and place,
tion by Rev. S. D. Chown, D.D.
Bank of Montreal Chambers,
August 25, 1910
To the
TENTH   DAY—THIRTEENTH
SESSION.
Wednesday,  Afternoon,
August   24th,   IQIO.
Conference  resumed  work at  2:30
p. m.
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., General
Superintendent in the Chair.
W. H. Lambly, Esq., of Montreal
Conference, conducted the devotional exercises.
Delegates and Friends,
Methodist Conference, 1910.
Gentlemen:
MAKING   MONEY
Money is made in various ways; by some
through the savings from a salary through years
of toil, others through investments in Real Estate
and others through the stock market, others in
business enterprises of different kinds.   It is a
well known fact that land is the basis of all
security.   British Columbia is on the eve of great
development and it is doubtful if any investment
will yield such quick returns as land purchased
along the line of trans-continental routes.   We
refer now to the BULKLEY VALLEY, through
which the Grand Trunk Pacific passes in order to
reach the Railway Terminus of Prince Rupert.
The Bulkley Valley proper, extends a distance
of 100 miles from Morice-town and varies in width
from 5 to 15 miles.   Through the centre of this
valley flows the Bulkley river and along this river
is the main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway now under course of construction.   The
first townsite to be put on the market in that
valley is Elliston near Hazleton.   At this point
is now stationed the construction camps of Foley,
Welsh and Stewart, contractors for this portion
of the line.   By next September it is expected that
trains will be running from Prince Rupert as far
as Elliston at least.
About 4^ miles above Telkwa and Aldermere
which are in the Bulkley Valley proper the Grand
Trunk Pacific have purchased acreage for another
townsite and further up the valley again they
have made another purchase at the Junction of the
Maurice and Bulkley Rivers.   The two latter
townsites will no doubt be surveyed and placed on
the market next year.   It is at the two latter
points where the bulk of the population of the
Bulkley Valley must reside.
There are now something like 200 pre-emptors
in the surrounding districts and on the advance
of the railway the population must increase at a
tremendous rate.   Lands can be purchased in the
valley now at prices ranging from $6 to $20 per
acre.   The soil is mostly first class and where the
country is not wholly open it could be very easily
cleared by the means of fire, the timber being
mostly small Poplar, Pine and Spruce.    Good
Grazing is found all through the woods.   Pea
vine and Red Top grasses grow as high as a man's
head.   The country is ideal for mixed farming
and the climate is good.   It is a good country for
Timothy Hay and as high as 5 tons to the acre
have been cut which can now be sold for $40 per
ton stacked.
The climate is far superior to that of Alberta.
Without a doubt this country will become one
of the richest mineral countries in British Columbia.
Coal of the highest quality has been found and
also splendid deposits of Gold, Silver, Copper and
other minerals.
There is no reason why land should not be
selling for $100 per acre for the best land in 3
years time.   We have something like 8,000 acres
of selected lands which we are prepared to sell in
quarter sections, half sections and sections, as may
be required by the purchaser.   These lands have
open patches of from 30 to 200 acres and at prices
we are asking will net the purchaser handsome
profits.   These can be purchased on terms as
required.
Adjoining our lands which we are offering for
sale are pre-emptors with improved ranches.   None
of the land lies over 3% miles from the Railway
and is close to the prospective Grand Trunk
Pacific townsites.
WE DO NOT KNOW OF ANY
INVESTMENT THAT OFFERS A LIKE
OPPORTUNITY FOR QUICK RETURNS ON
THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL INVESTED.
Call at our office and get full particulars.
For further particulars with regard to the
possibilities of this Country see Government Official
Bulletin No. 22, entitled "New British Columbia."
We have made a personal inspection of all these
properties and we find that the Government
Bulletin bears out our statements very correctly.
Yours faithfully,
ISLAND INVESTMENT COMPANY,
(Limited)
D. C. DEID, President.
(Continued on Page 6)
«_ GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
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General Conference
Business
.And keep  informed Regarding
Methodism in
the   West   by   Subscribing for the
General Conference Daily
Bulletin
and the
Western Methodist
Recorder
VISIT OUR STALL AT THE
CONFERENCE CHURCH
It will pay you to call on
Lome C.
Kyle
337 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
when looking for
Good
and
Safe
Investments
SEEING   VANCOUVER
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. See
the fishing fleet and the canneries.
Interurban cars leave half-hourly for Xew
Westminster.
SEEING VICTORIA
The Sight-Seeing Car leaves corner of Government and Yates streets at 9.15 a.m. and 2.15 p.m.
A THREE   HOURS   RIDE
FARE—ROUND TRIP—50c
Car stops over at Oak Bay, The Gorge and Esquimalt, giving time to visit these beautiful places.
ENLIGHTENING—ENJOYABLE—INSTRUCTIVE
BRITISH COLUMBIA ELE6TRIG RAILWAY C©., Limited
Western Prosperity
WILL SOON DOUBLE YOUR IDLETJOLLAR
66 by 120 on i6th Avenue.    Price $2,950.
$1,000 cash, balance (> and 12 months.
Car passes this wax-.
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Charles E. Hughes, Governor of New York:
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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. The approach to your harbor is truly
magnificent.
VANCOUVER TO BE ANOTHER
LIVERPOOL
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 lo 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.
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One-quarter cash, balance 6,
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740 Columbia Street,
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We gave notice they would advance at a certain date, and those who
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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.
However, our Board decided placing a small allottment at 15 cents
per share to give intending purchasers the privilege to bu)' at that price
before advancing them to the 20 or 25 cents. Do not hesitate if you
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■ftf GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
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General Conference 2>aiM?
Bulletin
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of  the  General   Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,  1910.
JOHN  P.  HICKS
Editor
The    following    kind    words    hare
been handed in:—
WE'RE PROUD OF YOU
Rev. J. P. Hicks,
Editor
General Conference Bulletin.
Dear Bro.,—I esteem it a very great
pleasure to speak words of appreciation of your splendid effort in publishing a daily journal of proceedings
of the General Conference. It is in
all respects a credit to your worthy
enterprise and is highly interesting to
the Conference delegates and visitors.
I must also congratulate you upon the
excellence of the current issue of the
Western Methodist Recorder. Both
these publications are worthy of admiration, both from the editorial and
typographical standpoint. As a printer
and publisher of thirty-three years'
standing, I am free to say that I have
never seen a more worthy effort to
represent such a gathering. I trust
you will realize the result to be quite
satisfactory as a financial exploit as
you so well deserve.
H.  P. MOORE.
CURRENT COMMENTS.
A Busy Session Wednesday Morning
In addition to the election of the
General Superintendents, reported already in our columns, the yesterday
morning's session of Conference disposed of much business.
The Committee on the Church
Relief Fund having reported that
$1,500 be given to Campbelhown and
$500 to Phoenix Methodism. Dr.
Sprague. the President of the N. B
Conference, arose and said: 'T thank
the Conference for its generosity and
hope this action will not check the
flow of individual benevolence."
In the debate on Change of Conference Boundaries. Rev. Hincks of
Toronto Conference, made an eloquent appeal. If the Bay of Quinte
Conference wants help I move that
the Bay of Quinte Conference be
included in Toronto rather than to
amputate a section of Toronto.
Mr. Chairman. 1 have a thought
(Laughter). If you amputate Toronto there are forces that will bleed
to death. You will have in one city
two Conferences with two Conferen-
tial policies To so divide Toronto
will be to make the blonder of our
lives. The crisis now on in Toronto
demands a unity in Methodism. The
Church Extension work, the Ciiy
Mission work. Deaconess work. Educational work, demands the unity oi
Methodism in that great city.
Dr. Williamson: We should go
slowly here. We made a great mistake when we took Guelph Conference into the Hamilton Conference,
reaching now from Fort Erie to Ta-
bennory, hundreds of miles in length
and at one point only ten miles in
width, and the present proposal will
be a blunder. I would not disturb
existing conditions unless there is a
necessity for a change and such has
not been, shown. Leave. Toronto
alone, it requires a united Methodism,
not a divided Methodism. There are
interest:- there that demand unity and
not division. There is neither reason
wnor argument for a division.
Dr. Speer: The Toronto Conference does not want any change but
we wanted to show that we had a
proposition Methodism received a
permanent injury when Xew York
divided her Methodism. We will
withdraw our amendment but we will
not stand for a split of the Methodism of the City of Toronto.
Principal Sparling": We should not
divide Toronto. That city should be
left so that at times it could speak as
a whole.
A. J. Irwin: I have an amendment.
We can meet what is needed in another way. The Bay of Quinte men
feel they have not access to what
they want. (Laughterl. This is no
reflection. If they want to get into
Toronto I move that they divide their
Conference between Montreal and
Toronto. Loud cries of "Xo." from
Bay of Quinte delegation.
A. J. Irwin: You need not send
this back to the Committee as an
open question. We have done all we
can and unless you can give us some
instruction there is nothing we can
do.
Dr. Bartlett hoped that the
interests of Methodism in Toronto
would not be prejudiced by a division.
Dr. Hazelwood thought that no
change ought to be made. Vote
down all amendments This brought
the  question  to a vote.
The result of the vote found that
the brethren from the Bay of Quinte
Conference could not get into the
Metropolitan city of Toronto and that
Peterboro would still remain as the
goal of their ministerial ambitions.
James Allen Re-elected
Report   on   Election   for Giaeril
Secretary of Home Mission*, announced the election oi Kev. Janet
Allen l>y an almosl unanimous I
He said: I thank you for your coon-
dence In the strength I pOMCM, >"
the fear of God and to the heal oi my
ability. 1 shall try to justify your
confidence.
Report of Committee on Superannuation—Some few snatches of interest were noticed in the reception
of  I his   report.
Said one: Dr. Griffin speaks of a
needy case which could not be considered under our present legislation.
This recommendation of the Committee will make matters worse.
Dr. Griffin rose and replied: "That's
where you're mistaken, brother. You
don't understand this business. Xo
old man has any right to marry a
young woman. You're liable if that
happens to have a large family to
support."
Dr. Sutherland's Succesaor.
The scrutineers on elections announced the election of Rev. T. E. E.
Shore. M.A.. as the General Secretary of Foreign Missions.
Mr. Shore said: "1 would not be
worthy of your confidence if I did
not appreciate the solemnity of this
occassion. This. I realize, is the will
of God. and I go forth facing a superhuman task I may have to walk
through the garden with my Christ
and even pray 'Let this cup pass from
me.' The cup I drink from has the
lustre of a high honour upon it. I do
not shrink from the study, the executive work, the public leadership, but
I shrink from what you ask me to
do in other respect! Vou ask me to
feel the passion of a world's need, to
share the birthright of my own land
with the unchristian millions. You
ask me to share in t*ie battle with
those oi our few missionaries fighting
for God at the front. You ask me
to face the possible languor of self-
Iotc that may come over the church.
I accept this position in the memory
of one whom I loved as a father and
honoured as a King who has gone
before.
I remember three incidents. One
was years ago when Dr. Ryerson
laid his hands upon my head as a
little boy and a thrill of more than
I can tell went through my life. Another was when the revered Chancellor Bttrwash laid his hand with
others opon me when I took my ordination vows Today another hand
is laid opon me—a vanished hand—
and in the strength of His spirit falling upon me I go forward to follow
Him as He followed Christ
Dr. Graham's Big Vote
The next report of the scrutineers
announced the election of Dr. Graham as General Secretary of Education on a vote oi 279 out of -
Dr. Graham said: "I have no speech
—nor language scarcely, but I hope
my voice will be heard. A strange
parallel appears Mr Shore and my-
have been in District Meeting
together. We were ordained together,
taken from the pastorate at the same
time, and now we are together elected to these high offices on the same
day in the General Conference. I
look up today into the face of Him
who so truly laid the foundations of
our educational work. There is no
other work I would rather do. I
have one fitness for this work—namely, my knowledge of student life.
The pathway of the Secretary of Education is not paved with rose-leaves
but we accept the thorns with the
roses.
There are men in our Methodism
such as Dr. Burwash and Dr. Sparling, who have had their Gethsemanes
and with them I am prepared to carry
the cross up new Calvary's, the cross
which turns not back. I lay on your
hearts part of the burden of this educational work. Xo man on any staff
of our institutions can carry all the
load. If I had a hundred lives, I'd
lay it on the altar of the Church:
I'll do the best I can as God gives
me light and life.
A pleasing feature following the
election of the General Superintendents, Dr. Carman and Dr. Chown,
was the appearance on the platform
of Gladys Holling who carried in her
hand two beautiful boquets which
she presented to the two General Superintendents. Both acknowledged this courtesy and kissed her, af
ter   which    Dr.     Carman   remarked:
"May the bloom and beauty here represented abide in our life and character."
Considerable debate ensued upon
the report brought in by the Committee on the Superannuation Fund
and a large number of the brethren
seemed intensely  interested.
Said Dr. Griffin, in reply to a remark from A. K Birks: "My dear
brother Birks, who w*a my curate for
-.. many years OOgfal to know better "
We can't hear you, Dr. Griffin "Well
then you nui-t be deal." replied the
Doctor.
Conference resumed its business
and ■OHM reports of farther elections
came in as follows:
Dr. Moore. Temperance Secretary
That the Secretary of Temperance
and Moral Reform chosen was Kev.
T A Moore. D.D., by a vote of 167
out of a total of 279, and that for
Book Steward of the central section
the choice was for Rev. Wm. Briggs,
D.D., by a vote of #69 out of a total
of 289.
Dr. Briggs' Speech
The introduction of Dr. Briggs to
this position of central Book Steward
was the occasion for a speech. He
remarked that the adddesses of Dr.
Graham and Dr. Moore, who said
they had no speech, reminded him of
a Chairman he knew once who arose
and said: "Gentlemen, I have never
said a word in my life. I have heard
the pathetic strains of those who have
preceded me and I have noted their
reasons for regret. I think all I have
to regret in my Department is the
over due accounts of the brethren. I
have always striven to make my calling and election sure. (Applause). I
have striven to be faithful to my office
and to do the best I could. The last
year has been the best year in the
history of our Book-Room. The credit is not due to myself. We have
work to do for the Ontario Government and the Federal Government, so
we hold the balance of power between them. The success of our Book
Room has been largely due to our
splendid staff and especially to our
helper, Mr. Redditt. I hope when we
meet again the Conference will say
to me: "Well done! good and faithful steward.
Irish Delegate's Farewell
The Irish delegate, Rev. R. Brcckcn,
paid farewell in the following words:
"I regard it as a privilege to say goodbye, and to record my impressions.
They have been somewhat confused.
I have travelled through many great
cities to reach this city, the crowning point of my journey. I would
not criticize your Conference, for I
am too ignorant of procedure, but
I congratulate you on the capacity
and enterprise of the General Super-"
intendent. I admire the order and
profound respect given to the chair.
I note the profound silence of the
delegates on the back seats. This is
the way the speakers in the front
would have it. I believe you are true
to the teachers of old, ready to receive the light from God and ready
to shed that light throughout all nations. Your Continent is a parable
to me. in its mountains, prairies, lakes
and rivers. I have learned that life
J3 from God and goe to Him again,
think too of those men on lona's
Isle where noble men prayed for the
heathen Scotland, and I have said
about your Island: here is an Iona
of the West becoming a blessing to
all about it. I thank you for unbounded hospitality and lavish kindness. I go from your Canadian Conference with memories that shall
never be effaced."
Lord's Day Alliance
The delegation    to    represent    the
Lord's Day Alliance consisted of the
Bishop of Columbia and the Rev. Dr.
Moore.
The Bishop addressed *he Conference as follows: "I am not her to
detain you with any argument, for I
know you all are in favour with our
work. If there were one I would not
try to convert him. I cannot speak-
easily because the heart has been
taken out of me by the election of
this afternoon, because you have
taken Dr. Moore away from our Alliance. I hope you will do your best
to give us a substitute as good. Unfortunately the government of this
country has not seen fit to give us
our rights in respect to the Lord's
Day. What is good for you in the
East is good for us here in the West.
We want men in the labour classes
to have a week-end of rest. Sometimes because I am a parson they
doubt if I am a man. Will you take
good care that there is one raised
up who will take the place of Dr.
Moore. We must show to men that
it is best to deny themselves some
things for the sake of others. The
nonsense that is talked of today that
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s GENERAL   CONFERENCE   PROCEEDINGS.
(Continued from Page Two.)
The minutes of the Twelfth Session were  read and confirmed.
A ballot was taken for the election
of General Secretary of Temperance,
Prohibit and Moral Reform. The
scrutineers retired.
Conference resumed consideration
of report oi Committee Oil Superannuation Fund. Items o, 10 and II
were adopted.
The scrutineers reported result of
ballot for election of (ieneral Secretary for Temperance, Prohibition
and Moral Reform.
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., was
declared elected. Dr. Moore addressed the Conference.
A ballot was taken for election of
Book Steward for Central Section.
Scrutineers   retired.
Conference resumed consideration
of Committee's report on the Superannuation Fund. Items 12, 13 and
14 were adopted.
The scrutineers reported the result of the ballot for election of
Book Steward for Central Section.
Rev. Wm. Briggs, D.D., was elected.
Dr. Briggs addressed the Conference.
Rev. Wm. A. Bracken, Fraternal
Delegate from the Irish Wesleyan
Conference, took leave of the Conference and spqke words of farewell.
Conference proceeded with the order of the day.
The reception of representatives
of the Lord's Day Alliance.
The Right Rev. Bishop Perrin, of
British Columbia, and Rev. T. Albert
Moore, D. D., General Secretary of
the Lord's Day Aliance of Canada,
were introduced as the delegation
and   addressed   the   Conference.
Moved by Rev. J. C. Antliff, D.D.
Seconded by Rev. Levi Curtic, D.D.
That this General Conference has
heard with much pleasure the addresses of the representatives of the
Lord's Day Alliance, His Lordship
Bishop Perrin, and Rev. T. Albert
Moore, D.D. We congratulate the
Alliance on the success that has attended their earnest endeavors to
conserve the observance of the Lord's
Day, and we assure the Alliance that
we purpose to continue to assist the
Alliance to the utmost of our ability,
to promote the objects they have before them.
Conference proceeded to the election of Book Steward for Eastern
Section.
On motion of Rev. W. H. Heartz,
D.D., and
Seconded by Rev. II, Sprague, D.D.
The Secretary was instructed to
cast a ballot for F. W. Mosher. Mr.
Mosher was declared elected.
A ballot was taken for the election of Editor of the Christian Guardian.    The   scrutineers  retired.
Conference resumed consideration
of report No. xt, oi the Committee
on   Superannuation   Fund.
Item 4 was read.
Re Memorials Nos. 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, o,
1.3. 15 '7 19 23 and the remarks .if
General Superintendent in his address.
Your Committee recommends:
That paragraph No. 437 be eliminated and  the following substituted:
"Each Circuit and Domestic Mission shall be required to contribute
I percentage based on the minister's
salary board and full such percentage to be 011 the following scale:
$501 to $600, 6.2 per cent.
$fx>i  to $700, 6.4 per cent.
?70>  to $800,  6.6 per rent.
$801  to $000, 6.8 per cent.
S'jnr  to $1,000, 7.0 per cent.
$1,001 to $1,100, 7.2 per cent.
$1,100 to $1,200, 7.4 per cent.
$1,201 to $1,300, 7.6 per cent.
$1,301 to $1,400, 7. 8 per cent.
$1,401  to $1500, 8.0 per cent.
$1,501 to $r,6oo, 8.2 per cent.
$1,601 to $1,700, 8.4 per cent.
$1,701 to $t,8oo, 8.6 per cent.
$1,801 to $1,900, 8.8 per cent.
$1,901 to $2,000, 9.0 per cent.
$2,ooi to $2,100, 9.2 per cent.
$2,101 to $2,200, 9.4 per cent.
$2,201 to $2,300, 9.6 per cent.
$2,301 to $2,400, 9.8 per cent.
$2,401 and upwards 10.0 per cent.
And in addition to the foregoing
percentage based on ministerial support, each Circuit and Domestic Mission shall be required to contribute
a sum equal to three and a half per
cent of the amount raised and reported to the Conference the previous year for the following Con-
nexional Funds, viz: Missionary
(general) Superannuation, Educations, General Conference. Contingent, and Sunday School Aid Funds.
But in no case shall the amount contributed by any Circuit or Domestic
Mission be less than six per cent of
the amount raised and reported to
the Conference for Ministerial support, and three and a half per cent
of the aforenamed Connexional
Funds. Provided, however, that in
case the assessment of three and
one-half per cent on the Connexional
Funds should not be sufficient the
board shall have authority to increase
the assessment to four per cent.
The said contributions may be included in the Circuit e-iiinates for
the year by the Quarterly Official
Board, and may be raised by special
subscription or otherwise. If the
Quarterly Official Board shall fail
to make the necessary provision in
this behalf, the Superintendent of the
Circuit ..r Mission, as it may be, shall
and subscriptions in the public congregation or congregations necessary to meet the amount payable by
the Circuit according to the above
assessment. The exemption of salary 011 account of horse keep or hire
shall in no case exceed $100.
Moved in intendment by Rev. C.
S. Deeproie.
Seconded by Rev. W. S. Griffin,
D.D.
That the item be so amended as to
include the amount raised for horse-
keep with the connexional funds as
amounts to be assessed in the case
of Domestic Missions.
Moved in amendment to the amendment by Rev. J. A. Rankin, D.D.
Seconded by Rev. J. II. Hazlewood,
D.D.
That the item be referred back.
Rev. T. E. E. Shore, B.D., gave notice of motion in case the amendment
to the amendment does not prevail,
he  would  move,
Seconded by J. R. L. Starr.
Provided, further, that in no case
■hall the connexional funds be assessed beyond an amount twenty-five
per cent in advance of the assessment of the previous year.
On motion of Rev. T. A. Moore,
D.I)., the report and all its amendments were ordered laid on the table.
Moved by I. Hilliard. and seconded, that Item 4, with all amendments
be printed for general distribution.
Carried.
Item 4—Ordered to be Printed
Estimated Receipts
Proposed
Basis
Circuits  and   Missions $ 92,000
Departments, Institutions, etc. 500
Ministers and Probationers.. 40.000
Interest on Invested Funds.. 25,000
Interest    Estate    W.    E.    11.
Masscy           2,000
Methodist   Book   and    Pub'g
House          20,000
Estimated Expenditures
Claims—206    Ministers,    279
Widows, 60 Children, total.   155,548
Refunds    700
Annuities      600
Salaries     3,200
Expense     1,000
Interest   on   Overdrafts  2,000
$163,000
Surplus         21,000
$184,000
Moved by Rev. J. A. Rankin, D.D.,
and seconded, that the estimate of
revenue from all sources under proposed legislation be also printed.
Carried.
The scrutineers reported the result
of the ballot for election of Editor
of Christian Guardian. Rev. W. D.
Creighton, D.D,, was declared elected.
Dr. Creighton addressed the Conference.
On motion of Rev. H. Sprague,
D.D., the Secretary was instructed to
cast a ballot for the Editor of the
Wesleyan. Rev. D. W. Johnson,
D.D., was declared elected. Dr.
Johnson addressed the Conference.
A ballot was taken for the Editor
of Sunday School Publications. The
scrutineers retired.
Conference resumed consideration
of report No. 2 of the Committee on
Superannuation Fund.
Item 3 was read. It was moved to
adopt.
Moved in amendment by Rev. W.
R. Young, D.D., that memorial referred to in item be concurred in.
Moved that the vote be now taken.
Carried.
The amendment was lost. Item
3 was adopted.
The scrutineers reported result of
ballot for election of Editor of Sunday School publications. Rev. A. C.
Crews, D.D., was declared elected.
Dr. Crews addressed the Conference.
A ballot was taken for general
Secretary of Epworth Leagues and
Sunday Schools.    The scrutineers re
tired. Conference resumed consideration of report No. 2 of the Superannuation Fund Committees.
Item 5 was adopted.
Moved by Rev. J. A. Rankin, D.D.,
seconded by J. A.  Hazelwood,  D.D.,
That the Business Committee be
requested to make an order of the
day to receiving the report of the
Committee  on   Evangelism.    Carried.
The Secretary of the Conference
read a copy of the telegram to C. E.
Mii'licrson of the C. P. R. Winnipeg re stopover privileges. Conference gave it confirmation.
Scrutineers reported the result of
ballot for the election of General Secretary for Epworth Leagues and
Sunday   School   Department.
Rev. S. T. Bartlctt was declared
elected. Dr. Bartlctt addressed the
Conference.
Announcements were made.
Conference adjourned at g:iS p. m.
with the Benediction by Rev. R. I.
Warner, D.D.
TENTH DAY—FIFTEENTH SESSION.
Wednesday Evening,
August 24th, 1910.
Conference resumed at 8 p. m.
Rev. S. D. Chown., General Superintendent-elect, in the Chair.
Hymn 67 was sung and Rev. J. S.
Williamson, D.D. led in prayer.
The choir of the Church sang an
anthem.
Rev. T. E. E. Shore, D.D., General
Secretary for Foreign Missions, introduced Bishop Honda, D.D., of the
Methodist Church in Japan.
Bishop Honda addressed the Conference.
Moved by Rev. J. H. White, D.D.
Seconded by Mr. Thomas Hilliard,
That this General Conference desires to express its exceeding pleasure in welcoming the Reverend
Bishop Y. Hondp, D.D., who is not
only the executive head of the Japan
Methodist Church, but also one of
the most distinguished representatives of Christianity in the Orient.
Wo have listened to his fraternal
address with profound interest and
delight, rejoicing in the signal success which has attended the early development of the newly organized
Native Church, particularly in the establishment of the self-sustaining
congregations at many important
centres.
We would assure Bishop Honda of
the special interest and affection
with which we.regard the Church he
represents, in which many of the
sons and daughters of Candian Methodism have found a sphere of congenial missionary toil.
We would send through him to the
Methodists of Japan and to our Canadian Missionaries there, a message
of love and good cheer, together with
the assurance that his appeal for a
larger number of missionary workers
from this country, will be given the
most sympathetic and responsive consideration by the Church and by the
General Board of Missions.    Carried.
Moved by W. S. Digman, Esq.,
Seconded by  E.  Sweet,  Esq.,
That the General Conference expresses its high appreciation of the
music furnished on Conference Sundays, and at special week night services by the large and superb choir
of this Church, adding an elevating
and inspiring feature to the sessions
in a manner worthy of the greatest
praise, and that this Conference desires to commend the pursuance
generally throughout the Church of
high musical aims, consistent with
true devotion, such as have been so
well exemplified by the choir and organist of the General Conference
Church in Victoria. That a copy of
this resolution be transmitted to Mr.
Morgan. Choirmaster.
The Secretary of Conference read
the credentials of Rev. H. M. Du
Bose, D.D., Fraternal Delegate from
the Methodist Episcopal Church
South.
Rev. W. R. Young, D.D. introduced Dr. Du Bose, who then addressed the Conference.
Moved by Judge S. A. Chesley,
D.C.L.
Seconded by Rev. Principal J. W.
Sparling, D.D.,
Resolved, that this General Conference has received with satisfaction
and delight the greetings of the
Methodist Church, South, warmly
and gracefully so conveyed to us this
day by Rev. H. M. Du Bose, D.D.,
who had already won our esteem and
admiration by his earnest and eloquent sermon, delivered in this
Church last Sabbath evening.
That we have listened with sincere
interest to his  vivid  account of the
Continued on page 7
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GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
TUBERCULOSIS
(By Dr. Fagan)
(Continued from last  Issue)
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Sanatorium   Treatment   of Consumption
t us then consider    what    is the
method of handling   our   eon-
litives.    As   I   said    before,    the
mans lead the world in actual rc-
obtained,   and   statistics   show
the   death   rale   from   conitUnp-
has   been   reduced   02   per   rent.
u ihe   hist   20   years.     I   uudcr-
;iii   their sanitary lawi are actively
red and they have more la-
htoria for the treatment of consump-
Ivo 111.">i■ any other country in the
torhl The insurance companies, too,
taance and control a number of san-
jton.i and are increasing the accommodation. Is this from philanthropic
foil's or good finance?
There is no chronic disease re-
jjring more persistent  and   watchful
^ri. more absolute personal control
the  part  of  the  physician,   than
^nsnmption.     The   doctor  must  rc-
fetti   every  little  detail  of  the  pa-
Btnt's life, must enjoy his entire con-
nenee,   must   inspire   him   with   his
inii enthusiasm.    Upon these princi-
Ics, and  the  skilful  application  of
emeilies  to  meet  complications,   the
lodern  and   successful   treatment  of
itisuinption depends.
In  a   sanatorium   no   fanciful   the-
les,  untried   methods   or   mere   ex-
riments are proposed.    The simple
_ 1-iriven   remedies,   viz.,   fresh   air,
(table  food,  rest  and  exercise  un-
:r expert  supervision,  and  suitable,
eerful    surroundings,    have    more
an proved their efficiency.
A further advantage connected with '
cli an institution is that the admis-
)ii of a patient means the removal
one source of contagion from the
ner.il community;  and  when, after
eatiucnt,   such   person   is   returned
red, or otherwise,  to  the  ranks  of
e public, he or she is an educational
litre   of   first   importance,   because
e first principle impressed on a pant on entering a sanatorium is the
re  lie   should   exercise   in   his   per-
nal habits; the necessity for clean-
I ess, for care in disposal of any-
ng about him which would spread
even be likely to spread, contagion;
a word, he is persistently taught to
ive and live so that no other human
Ig shall be likely, in the remotest
sense, to suffer on account of any
thoughtlessness on his part in the
rare of himself. Such a person, when
discharged from the institution, is by
his training in the sanatorium not
only impressed with the necessity for
continuing such caution, but, because
of his knowledge so gained, becomes
in hit family and general surroundings an educational influence infinitely more effective than all the literature and arguments of physicians and
authorities on the subject Need more
I" said in support of the view that
the sanatorium is the besf place for
the consumptive?
(To be continued;
CURRENT   COMMENTS.
(Continued from Page Four.)
the labour men must have their
amusements which consists largely in
watching names in which they take
HO pari and from which they receive
no exercise."
Dr. Moore: Twice have I represented before this Conference have
I stood for the Lord's Day Alliance;
this is the third time and out. We
thank God for what the intervening
years have brought us by persuasion
rather than by persecution. Thousands have by legislation been given
their day of rest. Not now one-third
of the freight trains are running on
Sunday that were running befor the
legislation  came into force.
Before this legislation 2,700 of the
3,000 employees of the Dominion
Steel Works worked on Sunday. Now
less than 50 per cent, of these employees work on Sunday and anyone
working on Sunday is allowed some
other day of the week for a day of
rest. Some mention things they have
seen on Sunday in Victoria and Vancouver, but you should have seen
theni years ago. We are pressing
on. Men are finding out that it does
not pay to work men seven days in
the week. Wc must save the day of
rest, hold for the right of British
subjects to their day of rest, so that
every man may on the Lord's Day
Hug from his shoulder the burden of
toil.
Editor of Guardian
Report of scrutineers on the editorship of the-Guardian resulted in the
election of Rev. W. B. Creighton,
D.D.,  by a  vote  of 256 out  of 262.
"I thank you for returning me to
this   position   of   responsibility   and
labour. Four years ago you elected
me without having seen me, and it is
a source of satisfaction to know that
having seen me now you have relumed me to this position. As the
elections proceeded I have thought
you have done the only thing you
could do. You have chosen in each
case the one man who could do the
work, but  during the past four years
several brethren have upon their own
confession admitted thai they could
do the work better than t, 1 will try
to do my best and if we are to have
a strong paper you must support it."
The Secretary was asked lo cast a
ballot for D. W. Johnson as editor
of the Wesleyan. Dr. Johnson spoke
briefly, thanking the Conference for
his appointment,
Dr. Crews was elected as editor of
the Sunday School periodicals by a
vote of 238 out of 252.
"There is no position I would
rather have. It is a strenuous task
I have, but I have been cheered by
words of appreciation and by a large
increase in our subscription in the
quadrennium of 60,0(K). This is largely due lo Ihe splendid work of my
predecessor, Dr. Withrow.
A splendid spirit prevailed throughout all the sessions on Wednesday.
In hte Conference prayer-meeting of
that morning there was special
prayer made that in the elections that
were to ensue there would he present
the Holy Spirit and that as in Die
Apostolic Church the appointment
should be according to Ihe same will
and purpose thai in those early days
said: "Separate me Barnabas and Saul
to the work whereunto I shall appoint them."
Truly then the spirit pervading the
entire election was given in large
measure in answer to that morning
prayer.
in her efforts to perform the tasks
and solve the problems which lie before her, and that we charge her representatives, our beloved brother, to
bear to her the assurance of our sympathy, our prayers and our confidence
in the future under the Divine blessing.
Announcements were  made.
Hymn 736 was sung and tin  Ben
diction   was   pronounced   by   Kev.   A.
Carman, D.D.
Tin? late Bishop Won once visited a
Philadelphia physician for soma trifling
aliment "i'o you, sir," he suld to him.
in   the course of his examination,  "talk
in four sleep?" "No, .sir," answered the
bishop,     "I     talk     In     other     people's.
Aren't  you  aware  that I am a divine?"
A graduate of Harrow, enlarging once
to Charles Lamb upon the famous men
who had gone out from that school,
said: "Now there's So-and-So, he was a
lfarow boy! and .So-and-So, he was a
Harrow boy; and So-and-So, lie was a
Harrow hoy; and So-and-So, lie was a
Harrow boy." Whereupon Lamb, With
his Inimitable stutter, rejoined: "Ye-es,
and and there's Hums, lie was a plow
boy."
GENERAL CONFERENCE
PROCEEDINGS
(Continued  from Page 6).
origin, traditions, doctrines and ideals
of the Church he represents, and of
the splendid achievements which,
with Divine help, it has been enabled
to accomplish.
That we rejoice in the glorious
work which our sister Church has
done, and is doing, ■ that we unite
our prayers with hers for the guidance and assistance of the Holy Spirit
THE A.  B. C. OF METHODISM.
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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
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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.
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
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Unsurpassed shipping facilities.
Rapidly increasing markets at home and in the new Provinces of Saskatchewan
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TO THE LUMBERMAN—
Millions of acres of the finest timber in the world.
An ever-increasing demand for lumber at home and abroad.
TO THE FISHERMAN—
Inexhaustible quantities of salmon, halibut, cod, herring, and other fish.
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—
Three hundred thousand square miles of unprospected mineral-bearing country.
TO THE SPORTSMAN—
An infinite variety of game animals, big and small, game fishes and game birds.
TO THE TOURIST—
Magnificent scenery.
Good hotels.
Well-equipped trains.
Palatial steamships.
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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.
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VICTORIA, B.C.
Investments
IN B.  C.  ARE  DEMANDING  WIDESPREAD ATTENTION IN ENGLAND, U. S. AND|
EASTERN  CANADA
WHY?
Because we have a vast area of Agricultural Lands, Fruit Lands, Mineral Deposits, Coal and Oil J
Lands and Timber Lands which are UNDEVELOPED.
We specialize in all these lines, also in investments in INSIDE BUSINESS PROPERTY
IN VANCOUVER
We  recommend  nothing  but  sound  invest-j
ments.  Write us, or better still, call and se«|
us PEF.SONALLY
H. H. Stevens & Qo.
Fiscal Agents:
Portland Star Mines,
Texada Island Copper Co.
Brokers Notary Public
317 PENDER ST., WEST,
VANCOUVER, B.
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