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 General Conference E)airg JSulletin
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Church
Vol. I.
No. 5.
The Conference was honoured yester-
dav afternoon by a visit from Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Premier of the Dominion,
accompanied by the linn. Mr. Graham,
Minister of Railways, and the Hon. Mr
McDonald.     They   were   received   by   a
committee consisting of the General Superintendent, Dr. Carman, Secretary Dr.
Munre, Dr. Sprague, Hon. Mr. Ctishing.
fudge McLaren, Judge Davis. Mr Aikens, Rev. Dr. Bland, Rev. Dr. Sipprell,
Rev. A. E. Roberts, Rev. Dr. Ryckman.
The Premier and his colleagues were
introduced to the General Superintendent by the Hon. Justice McLaren, and
by Dr. Carman they were introduced to
the Conference, who welcomed them in
well chosen words.
Sir Wilfrid and his party received an
ovation upon taking the platform. Dr.
Carman said:
"Sir Wilfrid, you do us honour in visiting us today.    We want to say that we
are with you in all that makes fur the
foundation of our national life.   The Conference  is  delighted  to  see  you  and   I
think we can give you large liberty today.      You    have    spoken     eloquently
throughout the Dominion and we have
followed  you  with  great  interest.    We
lire glad to see you and will now  hear
ivords  from  you."
Sir Wilfrid spoke as follows:
"So many of you did me the honour
o call on me yesterday that I think this
i most opportune time to return the call.
Jr. Carman, it is always a pleasure to see
on.   You have referred in your remarks
o my mention of Sir John  Macd'onald.
believe, whatever differences may ob-
ain, he was the great Sir John Macdon-
Id.   After these years.we  can  say he
/as great.   I never stood with him dur-
ig his regime but in front of him.    I
ad always friendly relations with him.
Vhat we want in the Christian church
i what you want as well, namely, the
'elfare of the race.   There are essential
uths on which we are agreed.   We are
le star of the world.   The world is look-
ig our way.   It is my pride to say that,
iving met thousands in this gieat Do-
inion of all classes, I have not heard
discordant voice and all proclaim them-
lves true, loyal and free Canadian sub-
cts.        I    appreciate    your    brotherly
irit.   'We all more and more tend to
broadening Christianity."
Dr. Carman, in reply, said:
"We have now heard from the First
unmoner of the Dominion.    You will
w be glad to hear Hon. Mr. Grahamej
! father was a devout, cheerful, faith-
I Methodist Minister. ' I  welcome the
i of that honoured sire, a  man  estab-
hing his name in the high positions of
S Dominion."
Hon. Dr. Graham—"1 am the son of a
ithodist  parsonage  and  if  1   am  not
lit it is not the fault of the parson-
i nor of the church.    In congratulate
.t, Dr. Carman, on your vigour.    It is
: inappropriate, I think to call you the
ind Old Man of the Methodist Church.
: can teach you a bit on Union.    On
• tour we have the Premier, a Roman
:holic,  Hon.  Mr.   McDonald   a   Pres-
erian, Hon. Mr. Pardee a member of
Church  of England."     "What   are
i?" said a voice from the floor.    No
ly and the honourable gentleman con-
led.    "I feel quite at home in a Gen-
! Conference.   May your deliberations
for the  benefit of Canada  and your
tience extend to the confines  of the
be.    I am one of you and with you
rour work."
•r. Carman, in reply, said:
[ want to say one thing that I know
tit Mr. Grahame. Mr. Grahame al-
s stood by the chair. He is a little
rse from advocating transportation,
lp meetings also make people hoarse
and his subject is broader than thai of a
camp meeting.   We are pleased to hear
him and now we want in hear words
from the Honourable McDonald."
Hun. Mr. McDonald responded as follows :
"It is a pleasure tn meet this Conference today. I am not the son of a manse
bm of a Presbyterian elder, and my brother i sa preacher of the Presbyterian
Church. Tlie problems nf this church.
probably the largest in the Dominion,
are the problems we have in the upbuilding and betterment nf Canada.
Crossing Canada we note the tremendous problems of this land. Men are laving aside technical differences nf creed
and are carrying the gospel throughout
their community. We who have followed our Premier can say his ambition is
to make of the people from sea to sea
Canadians one and all. Your meeting
here will show you your heritage. \-ir
responsibilities and give you an incentive
for your task."
Dr. Carman replied to the Premier and
his party as follows:
if it really was (or is—which is correct?)
the most importanl assembly, taken all
for all. that ever dues or can, assemble
in the D minion. Well, it is a good
thing tn be enthusiastic over the institution tn which one belongs, whether busi-
ness nr religion, Sane enthusiasm goes
a Inn- wa\ towards success. Hut now
that the Conference is here is it the thing
nf magnitude and weight we imagined it
tn be nr did "distance"—that "Id deceiver
—"lend enchantment In the scene:"    We
have in the Conference doctors and professors galore and honourables not a few:
we nave judges and J. P.'s enough for all
emergencies and merchants nf eminence
and wealth innumerable, tn say nothing
nf K. C.'s and M. P.'s and last—but by
no means least, though of all men iimsi
humble—"the press gang," a few of tin-
best nf them in all the land. The Conference certainly, when avocations constitute the viewpoint, is a rather remarkable conglomeration, .and one might wonder how men with such diverse interests
and such diversified intellectuality and
training    should    find    much    common
t^mmtmmf!* m&'   ■ *
First   British Columbia Conference  Sesssimi  Held in  Victoria, May.  1887.    Rev.
Ebenezer   Robson   was   President and    Rev.   Jos.    Hall    Secretary.
We are greatly honoured by your presence, instructed by your words, cheered
by your expressions of unity in regard
to our national life. Build your railroads and institutions affecting our national life, but the principles we discuss
here and in all such bodies must be considered or you will build in vain. We
can even pray, 'The Lord blass you. May
the Dominion parliament feel the fruit
of this your effort in visiting the Dominion and' may you return assured that in
all that makes for our national life we
are with you as a Conference and a
Naturally when so representative and
important an assembly as the General
Conference of The Methodist Church
meets in a city or province for the first
time local people are all eyes and ears
to "size up the situation" for themselves
In the present case this is especially true
of local Methodists and Methodist
preachers. We have all had preconceived
notions' of the General Conference and
have in many instances talked about it as
ground for conference at all.   Hut lure
they are. such as they are. and we liritish Columbians arc looking at them for
the first time at close range. What do
we think of them? Do we still think our
General Conference is the greatest thing
of its kind, in personnel and influence in
all the land, nr has our barometer quiet-
ly dropped a point or two:
Well, judgment may be suspended for
a while, for the Conference has not yet
revealed itself, the hour has not yet
come. We shall have In wait until the
committees report and the big questions
are really up for discussion, then we shall
learn something "f the temporarily suppressed or restrained eloquence of which
we have heard, and something of the skill
and resource and vigour of debate of
which our fathers have told US. Meanwhile there are many minor impressions
of interest, and they are mostly pleasant.
For example, generally speaking, the
Eastern men are not lacking in kindly
appreciation of the West. Now and then
a dear dignified brother stands yards taller than any mere Westerner can ever
hope to be and looks down with that superior air which elsewhere might well be
hi- chief charm, and you see at once that
he has, well, perhaps read bm.ks of cowboys    and    gold    hunters    of   "Soapy"
Smith's and Jesse James' of Indian-, and
stockades and mounted police, and you
darn't tell him how you pity him.
Rut there is no arrogance with the ordinary delegate—not as much as some
were prepared tn find—the ordinary
Easterner is a hearty, appreciative fellow who frankly and gloomily tells us
nf our "wonderful country"—and "beautiful climate." and who even clearly implies that we are a wide-awake and enterprising and generally decent people out
here, and, of course, we rather like that
kind nf thing—we like the men that say
it—for we know it is all true.
One brother, we learn, whose great
anxiety in coming was that he might
be billetted somewhere where he could
leave his grips and things in safety
while he attended Conference sessions,
has had his fears largely removed, and
another who wanted a room for himself
and wife all to themselves is now concealing his identity, since he finds himself
at the Empress, and both are now
vieing with others in speaking of our
magnificent Parliament Buildings, our
excellent hotels and our charming private
residences—and they haven't really begun to see the attractions of our cities
and province as yet. Several men declared in our hearing the other night at
the Government Reception that cur
Buildings were more beautiful than those
at Ottawa, and, (but this is only a whisper), that at least one public man they
had heard speak in the West would find
few formidable rivals in the East if he
were ever induced to look that way.
So considered all for all we are. so far,
delighted with our visitors largely because they appreciate us. and if they
"show ui)" '11 the intellectual tests next
week as well as in the social tests this
week our preconceived ideas of the greatness of a General Conference will not be
Still, at present, one finds it an interesting pastime to sit quietly and study
the faces of the men who have come together from such distant points. One
sees the thin, white hair, but firm chin
and still alert eye of the old man, of
whose honourable career he knows
something and he wonders how far, at
this hour of life, and hour of swift transition, these men will find it possible to
adjust their attitude to the inevitable and
how valiantly they will light for what
iiiav prove a no longer tenable position;
and this in both the world of thought
and the world of action, in matters of
church polity, and nf theological definition. And yet, in a moment when one
turns to study their junior colleagues,
men of zeal and energy and impatience
and inexperience, one wonders again
what these would do with such a responsibility on their shoulders as the control
of a great church organization, except
for the steadying hand of the grand old
fathers. Thank God, both forces are always with us, a guarantee at once of
progress and safety, and the underlying
bond of a common personal expression
makes the ship survive the most violent
Storms of intellectual divergence. We
are always thinking what we like and
often saying what we feel and yet always
finding a way to love one another and
agree upon lines of effective advancement. How interesting it is to drop into
any of the important committees and
hear men discuss. One would think they
never could agree, and yet they never report until they do agree. We are waiting
for committees now and looking presently for almost fierce debate, but there will
be no "bodily violence" in the end as
General Conference Dailp
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of the  General  Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,  1910.
JOHN P.  HICKS      -      -      Editor
Victoria,   Aug.   18th,   1910.
Dear Mr. Hicks:
I should like to say how very highly I appreciate "The General Confer
ence Daily Bulletin."    It is doing a
great   work   in   the   interests   of   our
We arc perhaps in danger of not
realizing the great significant of the
General Conference gatherings, but
when we return home with a complete file of "The Bulletin" in the
grip, we shall have a reminder of
many events and utterances that will
be cherished for years and migh:
otherwise be overlooked.
The meeting of the General Conference in Victoria is an unparalleled
event in the religious life of B. C,
and we should realize the fact as
quickly as possible. Important to the
East, the first hand knowledge that
will be gained by Eastern delegates
will surely result in a new interest
for Western Methodism. The mass
ing of so very many of Canada's
great preachers, statesmen, professional men and men of commerc'
will give a new vision and impetus
to the mighty Methodism of the West.
President of B. C. Conference.
By Observer
The tallest and thinnest member of
the Conference is Hon. Justice McLaren of Toronto, who takes a very
prominent part in the proceedimr.>,
and exercises considerable influence.
He has been President of the International Sunday School Convention,
and at present is a member of the
Lesson Committee.
*       ¥       *
Mr. A. W. Briggs of Toronto is a
son of the Book Steward, and a successful lawyer. His specialty in
church work is a club of young men
in Carlton St. church. He leaches
these "fellows" every Sunday afternoon, and greatly interests himself in
their welfare during the week.
* *   *
Mr. John N. Lake was a minister
for several years, but for some time
has occupied the position of a layman connected with Sherbourne St.
Church, Toronto. He celebrates his
76th birthday today, but looks good
for at least ten years more.
* *   *
Mr. Ambrose Kent is superintendent of the second largest Sunday
School in Canadian Methodism, that
of Trinity Church, Toronto. Not
long ago he celebrated his jubilee as
a Sunday School worker, having been
connected with various schools for
fifty years without a break.
* *    *
Principal Sparling of Wesley College, Winnipeg, has brought his expansive smile with him, which is generally regarded as the chief asset of
this institution, When the popular
Principal asks a man for a subscription anil beams on him, the poor
fellow usually capitulates at once, for
it is not in human nature to resist
the influence of said smile. During
the past twenty years the Doctor has
travelled all over the prairie Conferences, and raised many thousands of
dollars  for the College in  Winnipeg.
* *    *
Rev. W. B. Creighton, D.D., Editor
of the Christian Guardian, is a fine
illustration of a man measuring up
to the demands of the hour. When
the responsibility of conducting the
paper was placed upon him, owing to
a vacancy in the editorship, he showed such ability and resourcefulness
that he was elected as Editor at the
Conference in Montreal. It seems to
be the general opinion that the Christian Guardian has never been better
than it is today. The circulation of
this splendid paper should be greatly
* *   *
Rev. G. W. Kerby, B.A., of Calgary, occupies the unique position of
having served one church as its pastor for seven years. It is an institutional church with a flourishing mens
club which supports a Reading Room,
a Gymnasium, an Employment Bureau, etc. While there is a number
of helpers, Mr. Kerby is the moving
spirit of the whole institution, the
whole congregation with his own lim
itless enthusiasm. The people of
Central Church, Calgary, vote the
plan of a pastorate without time limits, a great success.
*    •-    *
Rev. W. W. Andrews, LL.D., is the
successful head of the Science Department of Mount Allison University, Sackville, N.B. Through his efforts this department has been wonderfully developed during recent
years, and now has a great reputation throughout the Maritime Provinces. Dr. Andrews is a born
"Who will pay my expenses if I go
ami preach next Sunday," said Dr.
Crews. "Some of us have at times
paid several dollars out of our own
Said Brother Gibson: "Any chap
that can make no better arrangement
than that better stay home.
"Mr. Superintendent, I give notice,"
said one not at the front of the moving picture line, "that I will move
in this Conference that this Conference is opposed to Johnson and Jeffries fight pictures and all moving picture shows."
The Committees in the various
groups are faithfully pursuing their
work. In the initial meetings progress has been slow, but some preliminary reports are now being introduced to the Conference.
The Committee on Missions is considering an innovation which if
adopted, will hand over to the Women's Missionary Society each year
twenty per cent, of all the Sunday
School offerings for missions. It is
contended by the supporters of the
recommendation that the interest in
Missions on the part of the Sunday
School scholars is largely engendered by the efforts of the W. M. S., and
that therefore the claim for a share
of the schools' offerings is tenable.
The Book and Publishing Committee has decided to recommend that
steps be taken during the coming
quadrennium for the compilation and
publication of a new hymn book for
the church. This is in response to
memorials from eleven out of the
twelve Conferences. It is to be hoped
that some of the worthy hymns by
Canadian poets will find places in the
proposed new edition. Only three
are included in the present collection. There are 925, 927 and 935, and
they were composed by the sainted
Dr. Dewart, late editor of the Christian Guardian.
With a view to giving a dignity to
the office of Local Preacher, and assuring him a more useful career, the
Committee on Local Preachers: and
Lay Agencies proposes that a course
of study be required followed by oral
and written examinations, and the issuing of a license to be signed by
the Superintendent o. 'it Circuit and
the President of the Annual Conference. In many places within this
broad Dominion local preachers are
doing noble work for the Master and
for the people served. Better qualified local preachers will render them
more effective and more acceptable.
A Local Preachers' Brotherhood is
also suggested.
The report which passed Conference with the utmost unanimity was
that of the Commiltee on General
Conference Fund and Finance yesterday. It provided for the payment of
the expenses of the delegates, and
received just as unanimous support
as the usual votes in the legislatures
of the country when the question of
sessional indemnity is the issue. However, the committee's recommendations are on an equitable and economical basis, allowing only the minimum expenses, and very faithfully
conserve the General Conference
The need for the inculcation of a
spirit of evangelism throughout the
church is strongly felt, and a strong
committee is prayerfully considering
the best means whereby the spiritual
life of the churches may be quickened; the attendance at the social
means of grace be increased, and
many sinners be brought under the
converting good of God. It is proposed to make the subject of evangelism a special department of the
Temperance, Prohibition and Moral
Reform Movement. This, however,
is still under discussion, some members contending that it should be under the supervising of the General
Superintendent's, and still others that
it properly belongs to the department
of Home Missions. This great subject is worthy of the undivided attention of the Conference. It is most
vital to the future spiritual life of the
Much interest is centered in the
personnel of the delegation to Ecumenical Conference which meets next
year in Toronto, and which represents
world-wide Methodism. It was a wise
recommendation of the committee to
provide for representation from each
Conference and an equal representation of Ministerial and Lay members. Canada's allocation of delegates is twenty-five.
Perhaps the hardest worked committees of the thirty of the Conference are those having the Discipline
in charge. Their work will be arduous and will be the last to be completed, in as much as the findings of
many other committees' reports must
be harmonized in the discipline as the
final work of the Conference.
The Business Committee is more in
evidence than any other. It keeps
all the work of the Conference running smoothly, provides a time for
the various delegations to appear,
recommends, or otherwise, all appli
cations for absence from the sessions
by delegates, and by its work saves
much valuable time for the general
work of the Conference. With such
an indefatigable secretary as Rev. A.
E. Roberts, B.A., and an experienced
chairman like H. P. Moore, who for
twenty years has been associated with
the work of the General Conference
Business Committees—supported by
five gentlemen of skill and prescience
—matters are pretty sure to run
Upon life's sea one ship is found,
The Bible is that vessel blest,
Its deck the only solid ground
On which the human soul can rest.
If from her sides we venture out
No other resting place is found,
We struggle in the waves of doubt
And  sinking    struggle    till    we're
In vain some port we seek to sight,
When we,    alas!    The    Way have
To catch the flicker of some light
When from   The   Truth   our feet
We seek, in vain, as wanes life's day
To pierce beyond death's gathering
When   from  The  Life   we've  turn 'd
away,—   •
The Resurrection from the tomb.
Sweet  is   that    simple    faith   which
Through all this vale of doubt and
That this Blest Book of God unfolds
To us The Way, The Truth, The
—Dudley H. Anderton,
Victoria,   B.C.
A pleasing incident occurred when
Rev. A .E. Roberts, the chairman of
the Business Committee, took the
floor and announced that he had a
delightful task to perform. A year
ago Dr. Robson on the occasion of
his jubilee, was presented with a cane
made from the foundations of the
First Methodist Church, built in the
country, and now he wished to pass
it on to the General Superintendent
of the Methodist Church and he was
pleased to ask Miss Bowes to make
the presentation.
.Miss Bowes took the platform and
made the following racy remarks:
"This is a great surprise to me. It
is delightful to cape a man as great
as Dr. Carman."
Said the Doctor: "I would not let
every woman  do it."
Said Miss Bowes: "On behalf of our
honoured Dr. Robson, whom we all
love, I present this cane to the head
of the Church' Dr. Carman."
Said Dr. Carman: "I receive this
with gratitude and emotion. I would
to God Dr. Robson were here. Will
you convey our gratitude to Dr. Robson and will you please tell me the
best thing I can do for you?"
See Our Gorge Subdivision
Beautiful  Location
District Rapidly Building Up
$500 to $650
t Cash, Balance easy terms
Call any time and we will take you out
Broad St. Opp. Colonist Office
August i8th, igic
To the
Delegates and Friends
Methodist Conference, 1910
Born into Life without our permission, and
being sent out of it against our will TIME is our
brief possession.
Three thousand years ago Ecclesiastics wrote:
"I returned and saw under the Sun that the race
"is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong
"nor yet Bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men
"of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill
"but TIME and CHANCE happen to them all."
Are we Masters of Time ?   In a degree, yes, but the
time to secure a competence is when you can.
When Life is full of Joy and Hope soars high
and walking hand in hand we sing the lovers'
litany, "Love like ours can never Die," then is
the time to provide against the evil days to come.
The Savage can not project his imagination from
the Summer to the Winter.   When the Sun shines
and the South wind blows he cannot believe that
grim winter will ever rage.   There is where the
Savage differs from the Enlightened Man.
The Winter and Snow will come to us all, but
we smile with a quiet satisfaction when we realize
that we know the worst, and have prudently
provided against it.
Chance comes only to individuals, but in the
Law of Average there is no chance.   This is your
chance to secure the nucleus foi a competence
which will ensure your peace of mind and make
you more the man, better, healthier, happier,
stronger, abler and more competent.
The basic principle of our organizations brings
this Law of Average into effect.   An investment
with us secures that essential safety which is so
necessary in every investment.      We invite your
most careful investigation.
Yours faithfully,
(Keep Up with the
ieneral Conference
|nd keep informed Regarding
Mi'ilinclisiii in
ihe   West   by   Subscribing for the
Ieneral Conference
and the
Western Methodist
lit will pay you to call on
.orne C.
337 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
1      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. See
the fishing fleet and the canneries.
Interurban cars leave half-hourly for New
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 Lsqui-
malt, giving time to visit these beautiful places.
Money Makers 10,11 and 12
Choice Double  Corner,  ioo by  120, cleared,
cor. 5th Avenue, Kitsilano.   Price.. $5,700
;                            $1,500 cash, balance 6 and 12 months.
50 feet, cleared, on York Street.   Price $3,000
One-third cash, balance 6 and 12 months.
Choice  Double   Corner,   100  by  120,  facing
'                            Quarter cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
JAMES H. CRAIG, President
1150 Granville Street
Office, cor. Maple and Sixth Ave.        Phones 2242 and 4123
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.
}.}. Banfield
607   Hastings St. W.,
VANCOUVER,      -      B. C.
Vancouver Facts
VANCOUVER has, in addition to the main
harbor, a dock line reaching lour miles in the
center of the City, known as False Creek,
while the southern shore of English Bay to
Point Grey extends an equal distance, and
undoubtedly will be utilized for shipping in
the not far distant future.
VANCOUVER is at present the terminus
and shipping port of the Canadian Pacific Kail-
way system.
VANCOUVER within four years will become a terminus and shipping port of the
Canadian Northern, the Grand Trunk Pacific.
the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, and
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul lines.
VANCOUVER now has plying to its har
bor great trans-Pacific steamers going to
China and Japan, to Australia, to all the chief
ports of the Orient, to Europe by way of
Suez Canal, and to South America.
VANCOUVER'S shipping reports sjlOW
that the number of sea-going vessels for the
fiscal year 1908-9 was: Inwards with cargo,
1,193: tons register, 1,055,450 Outwards,
1,131; tons register, 1,071.701. Vessels engaged in the coasting trade: Inwards, 4,795;
tonnage, 1,191,103. Outwards, vessels, 3,481;;
tonnage, 1,315,508. Total (including vessels
in ballast), 12,873. Gross tonnage, 5,123,424.
These figures are much increased during the
current year, the returns of which are not yet
One Half Mile
of Waterfront
On North Arm Lulu Island,
close to New Westminster,
City limits. Comprises 56
acres with 15 acres under
cultivation as a market garden. This will increase rapidly in value the next few
Price $50,000
One-quarter   cash,   and   the
balance   1,   2   and   3  years.
Mark & Co
403 Pender Street
740 Columbia Street,
Beaver Oil Stock Advanced from 10 Gents
to 15 Cents per Share, 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:
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f^ube and the Preachers
"Any ymi fc!K-r> nut I 'Christian
Guardian'? les  I by sray of openin'
the ini'itin'. si I t""k i reserved seat
on the soapbox down to Jim'-. Store
last night.
"Fur'z I'm concerned," sez liill
Jones, "I don't need no Guardeen and
if I did I don't ligger lli.it J'd lie per-
tickler anxious Iii get that kind of
one anyway." (Bill's a Socialist and
has the biggest kind of a groucli
agin the Church.)
Sez I "Mill it 'pears to me from
the way you work that grouch o'
yourn overtime that it wouldn't be a
bad idee fer you to have a Guardeen
handy now and then; but," sez I, "I
wus only meanin' the Christian Guardian noospaper made in Toronto
where most good things grow offhand
and nateral like, and folks call it the
Organ of the Methodist Church,
which is puttin' up this big Conference just now in our town."
"Well, you may call it a Organ or
a Melodion, just's you like, but not
fer mine if you please," sez Bill. "I
make no doubt," sez he, "that its run
in the interests of Capital and fur
profit, and—"
"Oh, let up," sez Dad, the Old timer. "Let up on the Capital racket fur
a minute, can't ye. I want to hear
about this paper and find out what
Rube has on his mind; fer he can't
hold more'n one idee at a time without thrcatenin' to bust the steam
gauge; 'fact is I never heerd of the
paper up to now."
"Same here," sez Jim, the store-
keep, as he rolled up three red herrings and a plug o' tobaccee fer a
native son who wuz blowin' in his
"Fact is," sez Jim, "I've been in this
'ere country fer sometime an' I never
'erd of it,"
"I'm not surprised at that," sez I;
"you Englishmen are so busy tellin'
us how you do things in Hingland
that you don't hear half what's sed,
an' if anybody had told you when
you arrived here fust along, you
would hev sed: 'Wot a papah! Bah
jove wot do these Kalounials know
about a papah; they cawn't read y'
"Well," sez Dad, when the boys
got through laughin', "lots of us
came to-Old Victoria, round the
Horn and across Panama and don't
know much about Canada, nor didn't
figger that we belonged to Canada
"Yes," sez I; "and I've met some
who came ashore at Montreal and
took the first train on the C.P.R.
right through to Victoria, not even
stoppin' over at Gasstown and they
thought Canada was chiefly Parley
Voos and muskegs and rock piles and
that the whole thing was sort of annex to Victoria."
"Speakin' of Toronto," sez Dad,
"a feller up country told me that all
the preachers wanted to go to Heaven
by way of Toronto, must be a good
sort of town, eh?"
"Yass," sez Bill, "and I bet when
they got to Toronto they didn't hurry none in tryin' to git through to
the other place you mention, pasture
bein' good down here."
"Nothin' strange about that," sez
I, "the preachers," I sez, "don't talk
nowadays- 'bout the world bein' a
howlin' wilderness and a vile world
seein' they are changin' their theology considerable, and figger that this
is a purty good place to stay, leastways they sure will feel that away
now that they hev got to Victoria, but
you Socialist fellers are always talkin'
'bout tyrrany and oppression and
wage slaves an' yet you don't seem
to be in a hurry to move out and are
no slouches in huntin' up good pasture, either."
"Thet's all right," sez Bill. "We
want to stay to fix things better and
get the Kingdom runnin' down here,
but the preachers  talk about gettin'
the good things only after we coil
off this mnrtel shuffle or WOrdl tO
that   effeck,   sci   Imig's   we   are   under
tin- rule- ni Capital," -i'z   liill,   "tin-
preachers will be like the rest of US—
only a few can go to Heaven by the
Toronto Pullman car route, most of
'cm   will   haw   In   take   the   Colonial
ear, some will hev a straw iiiattres-,
anil some "ill hev the bare slats, an'
the lest'II 11av In lake a lie pass, but
when tin- Socialists are on deck an'
we are prtiilticin' fur use and not fur
profit, then—"
"There  now   Bill,"  scz   I,  "Go easy
a minute, You got that nag o'
yourn runnin' agin. Some night we'll
give you the iiieeiiin and you can trot
him nut and run him lickety split
and we'll help along but just now I
ain't agoin' to be sidetracked; were
gciin' to pick up suinetliiu' from these
preachers if you'll give us a chance,"
sez I. "Mighty poor pickin' if you
ask me," sez Bill,
"Well," sez 1, "this ere Guardian
wuz tellin' about a D.D. Editor down
to Frisco." "Now, I draw the line
at that," scz Bill, "it's bad enough
associatin' with your church members, but when you use such language it's too much." "Excuse me Bill,"
I sez, "I didn't mean nothin' profane,
he is a D.D. and a Editor and he has
been lettin' out considerable about,
the Hindus and in pertickler 'bout
a Hindu temple they've been buildiu'
there, and sez that the Hindu immigrants are about the poorest apology
for human bein's on the face of the
earth," sez he; "they are made up of
two legs, two arms and a turban
and hev' about as much life as a
grand-daddy-longlegs! Mebbe now
that he's in Victoria for a spell he
may find a better class of chaps with
a turban. He sez the Hindu temple
only catches a few toothless, fangless
old degenerates who don't know an
idee from a shadow; them's his very
words, and it don't seem to me that
talk like that will help them kind
of folks much." "But ye see," sez
Bill, "a feller's got to hit out now
and then just to keep from gettin'
stale and seein' these people are
toothless and can't bite, it was safe
to stir 'em up good and lively." "But
I don't think the Rev. Doctor was
that sort," sez I, "for he went right
on to say that the Hindu temple
wasn't as bad as the temples of Bacchus, and got in a right swing on the
saloon's solar pleuis, and the saloon
fellers can hit back alright."
"Solar Plexis nothing," sez Bill,
don't you ever think it. Bet ye a
dollar the saloon people smiled when
he got in that job of his as big a
smile as Jack Johnson's, and folks
say that he smiled so steady and so
big down to Reno that Jim couldn't
see any face to land on. No siree,
the saloon fellers know the preachers are alright, they just nachcrally
hev' got to give the real red hot temperance men, male and female, a run
for their money to keep cm fcelin'
good and then the preacher and all
hands '11 line up on election day and
vote the machine ticket strait, and
the saloon's got the machine tamed
to eat out of hand and to come up
to the trough prompt at the word,
and it don't make no difference whether you call the machine Republican or Demmycrat or Gr ."    But
I saw trouble ahead, if Bill got nearer
home and I sez: "Hold on boys," sez
I, "don't go for to mix your religion
with your politics, it'll spile 'em both,
and the best people don't do it; you'd
be like lots of folks whose religion
looks so like I heir politics that you
couldn't tell tother from which, or
like others whose religion isn't big
nuff to go round their politics and to
try to mix 'em would make the religion part look like the ham in a
lunch  counter sandwich."
"Well," sez Dad, "to go back to
the Frisco chap, I've been prospectin'
through this country from the Fraser
to Nome and hev camped with men
from a good many countries and with
all sorts of religions and allers noticed that if we sot down peaceable
like and talked over these things,
most every feller was willin' to give
the other chap a fair hearin' and was
generally willin' to look at the weak
pints of his own pecooliar doxy, but
if you was to jump on him and make
fun of his belief like this Frisco chap,
you were sure up against it and you
couldn't change his ideas none unless you used your gun." "You're
'bout right there," sez I, "and the way
I figger it out is somethin' like this:
Preachers mebbe are like Drummers
We were told yesterday that one
difference between a Deaconess and
a Sister of Mercy is:
"A Deaconess may get married if
she wishes." If only some of them
could sweetly express the wish to
some of our bachelor ministers, the
Methodist Church would be blessed
from ocean to ocean.
Our lady visitor in the "Press Gallery" has discovered for us THE only
place for large hats in Church, that
is, behind the preacher.
Our lady visitor of Wednesday recalls another "Deaconess" experience.
A prominent Deaconess of our Church
arrived a stranger in one of our
Western cities; not knowing her way
to the hotel, a gentleman offered his
services as guide. On being thanked
at parting he said: "Don't mention
it; it's my duty to help any woman
who has lost her husband."
Dr. Carman complained yesterday
that the General Conference was thin
and no wonder after the awful squeeze
of Wednesday night at the Lawria
We always knew Miss Bowes
would live to do some very great
work, but to cane the General Superintendent in Conference, never this,
and that the General Superintendent
should so gracefully submit. What
will meet in their Hall over
at 8 p.m.
Visiting   Sir   Knights   are
cordially invited.
travellin' in other lines, and when a
man comes from another country dis-
posin nf theological goods of furign
nianufactur' and aims to git hold of
the market, he naeherally tries to
show that tlie licniie-niade goods are
not up ttnhe mark and nut equal to
his line in lixin' things up an' m.ikiu'
'em happy and then of course the
home trade will git after him ami
run down his goods, and advise him
In gn back home and fix up his own
folks and ihow up a lot Of bad places
in their way of livin, and I 'sposc that
if a right smart Hindu would come
over to Frisco or Victoria or even
Toronto he might be able, tn pint
out a great many bad things that
would go to show that our brand of
religion was not doin' the work firs!
class and could frame up a story
about saloons and graft and the git-
rich-quick gamble that seems to hev
bit purty much everybody, that would
git his people feelin' sorry fer us
and they might hustle round In send
us some missionaries In help us out."
"It might be a good thing," sez
Dad. "if they could hitch on some
of the meditatin ways of the Hindu
that they laugh at, to the run-away
American idees, ami it might make
a good team. Anyhow, when I come f
across this competir.' in religion and
makin' fun of or tighten one another's
idecs, I want tc pack my kit and hit
the trail for the wild places and
then when you lie down by the camp
lire and the silence of the forest whispers to the quiet of the stars and the
tumblin river talks to you and the
big mountains look down on you
through the moonlight; and in the
morning your face looks up to you
nut of the mountain lake, side by side
with glacier and inow-clad peak, why
you feel that you have grown some
yourself and you are big enough to
see over some things that got in
your way down in the crowd, and
you feel that mor'en likely there is
just one Father, and just one race
of human beings and all His children and that He has been tryin' to
talk to them all from the beginning
accordin' to their peculiarities and
different ways of lookin' at things,
and bicm by men will begin to see
this and act accordin', and then Bill,
you'll be a good foundation fer your
new social  order."
"It might be a good thing if you
could take some preachers along next
time you start for the wild places,"
sez Bill.
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General Conference Proceedings
Transcript of Minutes
Thursday,   Aug.   18th,   1910.
Conference   resumed   at   2.30   p.m.,
the General Superintendent, Kev. A.
Carman,  D.D., in the chair.
Rev. R. N. Powell, President of the
British Columbia Conference, led in
the devotional exercises.
The minutes of the Sixth Session
were read and confirmed.
The Hon. Sir Wilfred Laurier,
Premier of Canada, was introduced
and addressed the Conference.
The Conference rose and sang the
National Anthem.
The Hon. George Graham, Minister of Railways, was introduced and
addressed the Conference.
E. M. McDonald, Esq., M.P. for
Pictou, N.S., also addressed the Conference.
The Chair made suitable response.
The account for supplies for General Conference was received and referred to Committee on General Conference Fund and Finance.
Report of attendance at meetings
of General Conference Special Committee was received.
A Memorial from Rev. R. N. Burns,
D.D., and other ministers of the Toronto Conference re Report of Laymen's Associations, was referred to
the  Committee on Discipline  No. 2.
A Memorial of Rev. R. W. Woods -
worth re Christian Stewardship, was
referred to the Committee on Systematic Beneficence.
A Memorial from Rev. W. K.
Heartz, D.D., of the Nova Scotia Con ■
ference, re change in marriage ritual,
was referred to the Committee jn
Discipline No.   1.
A Memorial from Rev. W. H.
Heartz, D.D., of the Nova Scotia
Conference re composition of Financial District Meetings, was referred
to ihe Committee on Discipline No. 2.
A Memorial from Rev. W. H.
Heartz, D.D., of the Nova Scotia
Conference re Semi-independent c'r
cuits and claims of widows of deceased ministers, was referred to
Committee on Discipline No. 1.
A Memorial from  Rev. J.  S. Williamson, D.D., of the Hamilton Con
ference,    re    Women    members    of
Church  Courts,  was  referred to the
Committee on Discipline No.  1.
A M memorial from the Home Department of Missions re Immigration, was erferred to the Committee
on  Missions.
A Memorial from John I. Staples,
Esq., of Victoria, re Women's Franchise, was referred to Committee on
Civil Rights and Privileges.
A Memorial from John I. Staples,
Esq., of Victoria, re Church Union,
was referred to the Committee on
Church Union.
A Memorial from John I. Staples,
Esq., of Victoria, re Militarism in Canada, was referred to the Committee
on Civil Rights and Privileges.
A Memorial from Rev. II. C
Thomas, of New Brunswick and
Prince Edward Island Conference r;
Ministers and Probationers absenting
themselves from circuits was referred
to Committee on Discipline No. 2
A    Memorial    from    Rev.    H.    T.
Thomas re estimates passed by Finan
cial   District  Meetings,   was   referred
to Committee on Discipline No. 2.
A Memorial from W. F. Lawrence, re Certificate of Removal of
Church members, was referred to
Committee on Statistics and Schedules.
Correspondence between Missionary authorities with Bishop Drake of
the B. M. E. Church, was referred
to Committee on Missions.
Moved by Rev. R. J. Elliott, seconded by Rev. J. S. Ross, D.D., That
this General Conference hereby tenders its best thanks to Rev. T. Albert
Moore, D.D., for his eminent services
as Secretary during the quadrennium
1906-1910; we desire to express to
him further, our deep appreciation
of his ability, and kindliness, as an
officer of this  body.
A Memorial from G. Stanley re
Superannuated Ministers and Secular
Work, was referred to Superannuation Fund Committee.
A Memorial from Rev. W. Rigsby
re Industrial and other instruction ?o
Indians was referred to Committee
on Missions.
A Memorial from Rev. J. T. Pitcher re Superannuated Ministers, was
referred to Superannuation Fund
A Memorial from Rev. J. T. Pitcher re change of name of office, was
referred to Committee on Discipline
No. 2.
A Memorial from A. W. Briggs,
Esq., concerning powers of Board of
Trusts, was referred to Committee on
Church   Property.
A report of Conference of friends
of Indians in British Columbia was
referred  to  Committee on  Missions.
Moved by Rev. A. K. Birks, seconded by Mr. G. F. Johnston, That
Sunday appointments outside of Victoria be not regarded as official.
On motion of J. W. Cooley, a Memorial re British Columbia Conference re Co-operation with other
Churches, was transferred from Committee on Church Union to Committee on Missions.
Moved by A. R. Aldridge, seconded by T. P. Perry, that in view of the
non-attendance of Mr. E. Mitchener,
M.P.P., a lay member of the Alberta
Delegation at Conference, the name
of Mr. J. W. Smith, Reserve Delegate, be substituted and that Mr.
Smith serve in all Committees vice
Mr. Michener.
Rev. A. E. Roberts introduced Miss
Bowes, who, on behalf of Rev. Eben-
ezer Robson, D.D., presented to Rev.
A. Carman, D.D., a cane made from
the wood of the first Methodist
Church in British Columbia.
Rev. A. E. Roberts presented report from Pulpit Supply Committee.
The chair stated that these pulpit
appointments were matters for local
arrangement, and the report was
J. R. Inch, Esq., LL.D., presented
report No. 1 of Committee on Ecumenical Conference. On motion the
report was adopted.
It was ordered that the Presidents
of Conferences convene the Delegations for elections of Delegates to
Ecumenical  Conference.
The report of Committee on Itinerancy and Transfer was presented
by W. E. Hutcheson, Esq., but was
referred back to be typewritten.
The order of business for Monday
afternoon was recalled and on motion the reports of Fraternal Delegates to British and Irish Methodism
and to the M. E. Church, South, as
printed on page 131 of Agenda were
taken as read and adopted.
Motions of which notice had been
given were called, and the motion of
J. R. L. Starr, Esq., re printing of report of General Conference Special
Committee was referred to the Com
mittce on General Conference Fund
and Finance.
The following Notice of Motion
was given: Moved by J. J. Maclean.
seconded by H. P. Moore, That Friday, August P.'ih be the last day for
the presentation of memorials and notices of motion, and that after thai
day these orders  be  not called.
It was 'moved that Conference now
adjourn, and that Conference delegation! meet to elect delegations to
Ecumenical Conference and that
Committees of Group A meet at 4.30
It was moved In amendment that
Conference adjourn till 4.30 p.m. to
resume and receive report of Committee on Itinerary, and the elections to Ecumenical Conference be
held in the interval. The amendment prevailed.
Conference resumed at 4.30.
The report of Committee on Itinerary and Transfers was not ready.
The order of the day was suspended
and Conference received report of
election of delegates to Ecumenical
Conference as follows:
Ecumenical  Conference Delegates
The Conference delegations reported the following elected to Ecumenical Conference:
London—Rev. Thos. Manning, D.D.
Hamilton—Rev. J. S. Ross, D.D.
Bay of Quinte—Rev. N, Burwash,
S.T.D., LL.D.
Montreal—Rev. E. B. Ryckman,
Nova Scotia—Rev. G. J. Bond
New Brunswick — Rev. Howard
Sprague,  D.D.
Newfoundland—Hon. R. K. Bishop.
Manitoba—Rev. James Woods-
wurth, D.D.
Saskatchewan—Rev. J. C. Switzer,
Alberta—Hon. W. H. dishing.
British Columbia—Rev. \V. J. Sip-
prell, D.D.
After announcements, on motion,
Conference adjourned at 4.4S p.m.
with Benediction by Rev. Dr. Chown,
The recent announcement of the official date of the Coronation, June
22nd, 1911, will add further interest
to the tour to the Old Land now be
ing arranged by the Rev. R. Hughe;.
The original plan to cross the continent of Europe, from Naples to
Paris on motor cars has had to be
abandoned owing to the difficulty of
getting rates attractive enough, to in
duce a sufficient number to go. Passport matters were also anothed drawback, but it is hoped that the schem s
may work out at som efuture date.
The nlan now is, to conduct a party
to England, see the procession to th :
Abbey on Coronation Day, visit the
historic places in England and Scotland, cross to Paris thence to Cologne in Germany, and thence dowr
the Rhine to Switzerland, where a.
week would be spent. Special rates
for this two months holiday would
be—including first class fare on rail
to New York, second cabin on ocean,
rail fare to London from Liverpool,
board and lodging while in England
and on the continent, return fare tj
a Canadian port and rail fare back-
to Vancouver—$450.00. Those who
do not wish to go to Paris, Germany
and Switzerland could have a little
over two weeks in England, see the
Coronation procession, visit Scotland,
and return the last week in June
from Liverpool to Montreal, for the
still smaller sum of $375.00. The party would leave Vancouver about the
first week in June, or the last week
in May, 1911, and if a sufficient number make application, a special car
will be engaged to run right through
to New York. Extras, would be, the
sleeper on rail, and meals across the
continent, but the special car, if procured, would reduce these expenses
vcrv considerably. The application
fee' is $10.00 and a deposit of $100
would have to be paid in by January
1st, 1911. Fuller particulars will be
published later, but all who wish to
join the party should make application at once. Printed details of the
itinerary will be mailed to all the
Epworth Leagues in the Province.
In writing for further information
correspondents are requested to enclose stamp for reply. Address: Rev.
R. Hughes, Cranbrook, B.C.
Of Special Interest to B. C. Conference.
(By Decimal Seven)
"The tendency of men both young
and old is to shave the upper lip "—
Hon. Von Schleswig-Gravenstein, in
a reported conversation with the Em
peror of Germany. This remark has
been poetically applied by the writer
to the members of the Nelson Con
We dare not say when the day will he,
But  it's  drawing  near,   when  it's  all
U. P.
With  (he black nmiistnchc of R.N'.P.
For the day must dawn, as it dawned
for Hall  (W.L.)
For fashion  says the hair must fa1!
As the years sweep on,  the wool '■
And ihe face is smooth, like the baby
And W.J.S, .'iiul tall J.R.,
And A.M.S. still unshorn are:
But the day will dawn, as it dawned,
for mine.
When these too, must their wool r.-
For fashion brings most men to time!
J.P.H. must the prize lay down,
As J.P.D.K. was also mown.
So others too must shed their fur,
And be as long ago they were,
Beardless   and   smooth   to   meet   the
Of a silly, vain.and hairless age.
The Parisian  Face of E.W.S.,
Proves that some men can stand the
And the lingering love ofg A.E.R.
For his, show men reluctant are
But we dare not say when the hour
will be,
But the day will dawn, as it dawnc •
for me,
And the black moustache of R.N.P
Is doomed by youthful vanity!
(With apologies)
(See minutes of Conference for
further particulars, or the last edition of Cornish's Canadian Methodism.)
Any old fish can swim down stream,
But it takes a live one to swim up.
IT might be of interest to you to learn
that this paper  is  printed  with  the
approbation of the Presbyterian
Church (Old Kirk) at the corner Courtney
and Gordon streets.
The great business of life is not to see what lies dimly in the distanci
but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Lillooet District, B. C.
Will sell by section or the whole.    Price, $1.90 per acre and
Government charges.    If you want a good investment or
home, come and see.
For good investments in Real Estate
As Souvenirs of Your Trip
Before Returning
Orders taken at Recorder
Booth in Church.
We are headquarters for Gold
Lettering on  Leather Goods.
All Classes of Bookbinding
Book-binder and Paper-ruler
Thomas Hooper
Specialist In Church Plans. Designed the General Conference
Church (Metropolitan Church,
Victoria), also Centennial Methodist Church.
Five Slsteri Block, Victoria
Winch  Block,   Vancouver
range that'a
Built ok Honor
or the beat materials—
Malleablo and Charcoal
Iron-the   range   thot's
known the world over as a
Pkekect BAKKR-always uniform— alr-tlght   oven- Lrxro    ,
throughout with Pun» Asdkstos-
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The Great and Grand
Malleable and Charcoal Iron.
hasanumberof exclusive featnroa, each
ono adding to its durnbillty and practical aervfee, making the Majkhtic the
best rum...) you can buy roifardloss of
price. That's why fifteen other manufacturers try to Imitate It.
ron SALS av
POWELL   &   CO.,
Government Street
Dame Dnrflen's Tea Booms
Home    made    Cakes    and
Sweets a Specialty
IAm Particular, Are You?
are the purest and most delicious
TERRY, Chemist
Cor. Fort and Douglas
Light, Strong and Durable
All Writing Absolutely Visible
The Sun is the Clergyman's ideal typewriter, and all who decide
to take one of them home will have a lasting and pleasant reminder
of the Convention and its associations. EVERY machine fully
Call at our store and examine this typewriter.
1110 Government Street
Opposite Spencers' Store - -      - - Victoria, B.C. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
(By  Dr.  Fagan)
(Continued  from last  Issue)
Extent of Disease
l\]>art from the humane and pathc-
side,  which  to any  thinking  hu-
n must appeal,  there is the busi-
I     or economic side, which  we as
| nation,   cannot   afford   to   neglect,
life of every citizen has its fixed
jportionate    value    to    the    State,
sed upon the extent of his earning
baiity    and     productive     working
Lrer.    The   force,   therefore,   what-
er it may be, which has power to
jeep our wage-earners and workers,
thousands, to the grave, and to re-
Ice by its  enervating influence  the
[>rking  capacity   of   tens   of   thous-
ids more,  is  a   force  which   in  or-
lary   self-defence   must   he   fought
tainst  by every  conceivable  means,
and such is tuberculosis.
its death roll Canada contrives 12,000 lives every year, one-
enth of the total of all deaths;
one in every three deaths be-
reen the ages of 15 and 35 is due
consumption. Add to these the
Iccpted aclculation that, at the low-
It estimate, five cases of the disease
le in evidence for every one death
■These are  sad  facts,  but  when  in
injunction with them, as we know,
at consumption is a communicable,
leventable and curable disease, it is
cause  for  wonder  and  pain  when
Ich   numbers    of    otherwise    kind-
larted    human    beings    and    pious
hristiahs calmly look on and never
It a hand to assist in a fight against
1.huge  evil,   which   science  and   ex-
Iriencc tell us can be conquered.    I
l satisfied this neglect is due to lack
knowledge or thoughtlessness.
Consumption   causes   the  death   of
e Canadian citizen every hour dur-
? the day and every half hour dur-
e; the  night,  and  at  an  age  when
ey are most useful to their families
id the community.    Mildly put, this
serious, but when we further know
at it is within our power to lessen
is mortality at once by united ac-
t>n,  and  eventually   to   stop   it,   we
nnot  be otherwise  than  distressed
A Historic Incident
This Photograph represents the visit of Dr. Powell, Superintendent of Indian Department, to Xaas River,
August, 1878. It was the first time an official from the Government Department had visited the Indians.
Rev. A. E. Green, who was then .Missionary at Naas, may be seen in the group holding a child's hand.
Mr. Crosby is also there.
at the suggestion that anyone refuses
to take his or her stand in rendering such assistance as is reasonable
within their power.
As I said before, the light against
consumption is one with which all
civilized communities arc now engaged. Germany leads and already can
show great results. The Government
and the people spent money liberally
and methodically in preventive measures. The Germans were the first
to adopt special treatment in hospitals and Sanatoria. The hame treatment was closely attended to by improving general sanitation and bettering conditions of living. The' public were educated how to live and the
Spread of the disease was checked
by looking after those affected. The
result was a reduction of the death
rate from tuberculosis by 62 per cent.,
during the last twenty years.
In opposition to this excellent
showing we find that up to the last
few years certain countries have
taken no action. I could name one
in which the consumption death rate
has increased in twenty years 15 per
cent., and another in which it has
doubled in the last six years. Need
more be said?
1 would, however, like lo point out
what kind of action our shrewd cousins in the South are taking. On
January   the   1st,   1905,   24   Associa
tions, 115 Sanatoria, and 19 Tuberculosis Dispensaries were in action. On
January the 1st, 1910, there was 394
Associations, 386 Sanatoria, and 215
Tuberculosis Dispensaries. It is thus
evident that our cousins have risen
to a feeling of responsibility. Let us
pray this feeling will extend to the
in face of such facts as these, who
can entertain a doubt as to what is
our manifest duty.
(To be continued)
Orator  Will  Lecture
Rev.   Manly   Benson,   D.D.,   is   billed   to
lecture    in    Victoria    West    Methodist
Church tomorrow  (Friday)  evening at 8
o'clock.    Subject,   "Men   Wanted."
The Famous
There are many beautiful spots
In British Columbia, but none
that has the attraction for the
Kastern 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 birdseye 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
7. 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 easi of the Coast Range
js a grazing country up to 3,500 feet, and a farming country up to 2,500
rnineteen million dollars in four
feet, where irrigation is possible.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S trade has increased
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 arc the most extensive in the world
The Kootenay coalfields alone are 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
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 Ihe world.
An ever-increasing demand for lumber at home and abroad.
Inexhaustible quantities of salmon, halibut, cod, herring, and other fish.
Many thousands of acres of land producing all ihe 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
to the sportsman-
Am 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 bv applying to the Bureau of Information, Victoria, B. G, or
the Agent General of B. G, Salisbury House, Finsbury Circus, London, England.
New Chancellor
Is the most talked about wood ami
coal range in Canada today. Especially Is this the case where
ladles personally look after their
own cooking.
Let us show you a sample Just
Drake   Hardware
Near Government
You are one of the jury not
bound, but we hope willing
to try
brand of
Dried Fruits—Salmon,
Lime Juice—Extracts.
Jelly Powder—Chocolates
Packed by
W. H. Malkin Co.
Whoie-sal* GWers and
Specialists in Teas and
"Tjzm **--~~^
An Ideal Pacific Chatauqua —
The property comprising this subdivision
consists of the point of perhaps the most beautiful promintory in British Columbia. The
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
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 F* Stillman \m v^bies st, Vancouver
Gas Range
Is constructed with a view to
economy and durability with nothing overlooked  in appearance.
See this  Range in its  different
styles and sizes at
Victoria Gas Co'y
Residence Telephone 122
Office Telephone 557
Lewis Hall
Doctor Dental Surgery
Cor. Yates arid Douglas Streets
Wholesale Grocers
Corner Water and Abbott Sts. VANCOUVER, B.C.
Because we have a vast area of Agricultural Lands, Fruit Lands, Mineral Deposits, Coal and Oil
Lands and Timber Lands which are UNDEVELOPED.
We s5p*Oia!&fe 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
H. H. Stevens & Qo.
Brokers Notary Public
Fiscal Agents:
Portland Star Mines,
Texada Island Copper Co.


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