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Array General Conference ©atlp. JSnlletin
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Church
Vol. I. No. 6.
>l hV KIFMION  f'KICf—50 cents for Ihe
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The first debate of importance, since the
opening of the General Conference Session
took place yesterday afternoon and was of
sci interesting a character as to attract considerable public attention and to make the
delegates themselves oblivious of the hour
agreed upon for adjournment, notwithstanding the fact that a delightful social
function specially arranged for the Conference was in progress at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. David Spencer. The subject under discussion was
The Pastoral Term.
The Committee on Itineraney and Transfers brought in a report which contemplated
several changes, one of which was the practical abolition of the time limit. It was soon
evident there was a decided majority
against this.
The Committee moved to extend the pastoral term to a possible eight years. One
layman at once rose. He saw trouble.
Four years, said he, is long enough to
keep any minister on a field. If you open
this door any preacher can buttonhole some
member of a Quarterly Board and that
Hoard will vote not knowing what is voted
The lawyers were arranged on two sides
of the extension of the time limit, some
declaring it necessary, some thinking otherwise.
Various opinions were expressed from
clerical and lay delegates and the arguments varied.
'"The past has been a success and why
should we have a change?"—(Ross).
"To legislate a change for the benefit of
the city is class legislation."—(Heartz).
"There is no call for such a change from
(he needs of the church."—(Ibid).
"I hope never again to see in the Discipline that special clause which leaves the
time limit in its present undefined state."—
The discussion seemed to be as between
the report of the Committee favouring an
eight-year term and the present legislation
which called for a four-year term. The
Mite seemed to be called for and likely to
he taken when Dr. Speer proposed a five-
j car term.
"This change is needed in the interests
i City Churches," said Dr. Speer.
Said Judge McLaren: ' "I belong to a
ity Church and I have noted that the
greatest development in such and our work
generally took place when the pastoral
term was three years."
"Via media is via recta," said the Judge,
"and I would propose a three-year limit."
"I'm a layman; we pay men now whether
they deserve of it or not. We have always
heen able after three years to replace them
by others as good."—(Clark).
Gibson—"We have to deal with far more
than city churches. They now get nearly
all they want. Do not be annoyed. The
average minister I have came across would
preach out all that is in him in about three
years. I do not believe such extension is
in the interests of spiritual life. I've seen
humiliation in my own town in churches
without a time limit that would be unseemly
on a street corner and I have said: 'Thank
God for a church where such cannot occur'."
Dr. Cleaver—"This is class legislation
and it ignores the rights of other classes."
Vigorous speeches by Drs. Locke, Cleaver and others, but the law of the church
remained unchanged.
The (ieneral Conference attended yestei
day a Reception given by Mr. and Mrs. 1).
Spencer, at their home on Moss Street
of this city and it is safe to say that for
every one attending it was a most enjoyable
affair. The Conference adjourned at 4.30
and from that hour until seven o'clock the
time was spent upon the beautiful lawns
of the kindly host and hostess.   The guests
post of the Dominion was represented and
seldom could there be got together in Canada a gnmp more truly representative.
The function was a most successful entertainment and a source of great relief to
those feeling the strain of the passing days.
(A Critique by "Investigator")
When you see a woman making a pres-
were received by Mr. and Mrs. J). Spencer,
Miss Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. C. Spencer.
After being thus presented they proceeded
to 8 tastily decorated booth on the grounds
where dainty refreshments were served.
The guests then disported themselves at
will on the spacious lawns or engaged In
games while a large brasi hand discoursed
sweet music.   The business and anxiety of
entation in person to the presiding officer
of a body of men of the last importance;
another woman in committee addressing
men- on a woman's question it is true—
witln ut any air of sex deprecation but
meeting  them   on   their   own    ground  on
terms of equalit) with only a si) reference
to masculine superiority to betray the sex
of the speaker; and in the same week an
First  Methodist   Church,   New  Westminster.    Built   1859.
Conference business was almost entirely
forgotten and one and all renewed acquaintances or mused upon the glories of the
scene. It is safe to say that nearly even-
section of Canada from the far off colony
in the Atlantic to this most western out-
other speaker addressing the whole body of
men—lawmakers of the Church—without
any painful sense of sex-consciousness, presuming nothing, but carrying the judgment in deliberate sequence by the putting
of points as doth a man.   Why it signifies
that something is doing in the ecclesiastical
Man has been met and equalled in his
own fancied Special line. The thing was
taken as a matter of course without conscious reflection upon the vast transition
effected. We are all—outside of theory—
woman suflragists.
What a funny thing a label is! Good
brethren will start now and feel as if they
have committed themselves by their acts
to an abominable thing if they have not
unthinkingly committed an unpardonable
sin! The little cloud is fast growing bigger
than a man's hand and something more
will be doing bye and bye.
But a man cannot argue with a woman.
Oh no! And he must not contradict a woman. Likewise, oh, no! And we grow very
gallant when a woman is addressing us
and excuse our temporary soft-heartcdness
on the ground that you cannot treat a
woman the same as a man. Oh, ye gallant
soft-headed gentleman!
It was a debate in which the masculinity
of men was well to the fore—from the
stern and awful representative authority
with outstretched hand and terrifying
gavel to the sundry representatives of the
genus homo scattered over the floor. They
were half of them ministers, of course, but
they were all of them men. And they took
themselves seriously. It was a man's innings. The chair vociferated, threatened,
swung that terrifying gavel; the men protested, contested, locked horns, and revelled in masculinity: and somehow with
less or more confusion we carried our
point, in defiance of rules of order, fifteen
minutes after the set hour, without extension of time and with the concurrence of
the t hair.
The uninstructed woman turns a trifle
pale and reflects that men get very angry.
Further initiation leads her to see they get
very earnest when it comes to matters of
prime moment. Mascuh'inity gives and
takes hard knocks without imagining martyrdom. Gallant men are at a disadvantage when they are arguing with a woman.
Woman takes great affront at plain speech.
We are evolving. Women will likewise learn to meet the shock of arms, now
she has elected to enter the lists, without
claiming special privilege. We shall never
consent to be unmanned, not even out of
consideration for women. But we shall
round out our manhood with them at hand.
The chief argument for the perfect equality of the sexes in all church relations is
that man is at a glaring disadvantage at
present. He cannot argue with a woman-
he cannot meet a woman in the lists in a
fair trial of strength without capitulating
at the start. Whatever a woman asks she
must get—or must not—if she enters a
company of men. Woman has entered the
lists, but cannot always expect in a shock
of arms that her feelings won't be hurt.
Woman won't in future turn a trifle pale
when men lock horns.
(Seneral Conference Dails
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of the  General   Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,  1910.
The independence of thought that
prevails in the Conference is seen in
the fact that a large number of memorials arc originating from individuals in the Conference Sessions. The
breadth of privilege allowed in Methodist Church policy is to be seen in
the fact that such is possible, and its
democracy is manifest that in matters
of privilege any individual is equal
even to Annual Conferences or any
other bodies in their approach of the
Supreme Court  of the Church.
"Mr. Chairman, if this passes can
this other motion then be passed?"
The chair replied: "I cannot say,
Brother. It can be proposed but the
Conference will show you whether it
can be passed or not."
The Conference delegates are now
getting seriously down to work and
are beginning to grow earnest in the
discussion of their work in committee
Some of the minor committees have
already finished their work and have
so reported to the Conference. The
largest discussions will arise in the
Committees on Education, Missions,
Church Union, Discipline and Memorials. Possibly the most interesting
debates will take place in the lirst
mentioned Committee to which are
referred the questions of appointment and teaching of theological
professors. At this juncture the memorials concerning such teaching are
now under discussion.
John N. Lake, treasurer of the
Union Church Relief Fund announced in the report given that this Fund
was now completed and that a balance of two thousand, five hundred
dolars was in the treasury. This
large sum of money as a balance was
a perplexing item to the Conference
and a Special Committee was appointed to find out how to spend it.
The call for reports of Committees
at yesterday's session showed that
a number have their work ready for
submission to Conference.
The report of the Committee in
Itinerary and Transfers provided for
an extension of the Pastoral term to
eight years, under certain regulations.
After a lengthy debate the vote was
taken on the Committee's recommendation of eight years, and upon
amendments of six andfive years. All
were voted down and the four-year
term which has obtained the past
eight years remains unchanged.
The Committee on Evangelism will
ask the Conference to appoint a
strong representative Committee to
consider ways and means for the organization of a campaign of evangelism throughout the Church. It
was felt that the Departments of
Temperance and Moral Reform and
milted to them all the work they
could possibly undertake.
It was with remarkable unanimity
that the delegation of the Conferences
west of the Maritime Provinces confined their nomination for Clerical
Treasurer of the Superannuation fund
to the Venerable W. S. Griffin, D.D.,
who has so faithfully and efficiently
fulfilled the duties of the office the
past two decades. Dr. Griffin has
done much during his term to popularize this superannuation fund. Congratulations, Doctor.
The final report of the Treasurer
of the Committee on the Union
Church Relief Fund yesterday, was
a matter of much satisfaction to the
Conference. Twenty-four years have
rolled around since this fund was
created for the relief of Churches financially embarrassed at the time, of
the Union. $95,000 was contributed
by the Church for this worthy object. It is a matter for gratitude
that throughout the broad dominions
to-day no Church nor Church property is seriously embarrassed financially. The fund having served its
purpose, it is now withdrawn from
the list of Connexional funds and the
Committee is dissolved.
The Book and Publishing Committee has concurred in the memorials
of the Manitoba and Alberta Conferences for the appointment of an assistant editor for the Christian Guardian to reside in the West. If this
is carried into effect it should be the
means of popularizing the Guardian
in the West, intelligently informing
the readers in Eastern Canada of
Western Church problems and enterprises, and largely increasing the circulation of this magnificent organ of
our Church in the West. The provision for the establishment of a
Western paper—enacted four years
ago, win 11 it is deemed desirable,—
remained in full forse and effect.
The Committee On General Conference Fond and Finance is being
made the medium for numerous invitations for the General Conference
for next quadnnnium. Sackvillc, N.
Ii., is putting up a strong plea, Ottawa lia> an invitation, and plucky
little Sault Ste. Marie is writing and
telegraphing cordial bids for the honor of entertaining the big Methodist
A Study in Contrasts
(By Exeter Hall)
The outward-bound liner is awaiting her mail; the cargo is all aboard
and among the last to step off Canadian soil, is a company of missionaries for the Far East. A little laddie bravely climbs the steep gangway, followed by the father and
mother and a little girl. They have
said "Good-bye" to dear ones on the
wharf below and now they face a
long term of service in the Orient. A
group of noble young women are also
going forth to service and sacrifice
for God and man. The Western sky
is splashed with fire, throwing a tapering path of gold along which this
precious argosy will throb its way
to the great reach of the Pacific lying beyond. The yearning hearts of
those who watch on the wharf, and of
those who wave their last farewells
from the vessel find sustaining and
comfort in the thought that this separation is merely an incident in the
highest   service   that  man   can   offer
man for the glory of God.
* *   *
At the same moment—crowds of
fashionably dressed men and women
are surging through the corridors of
the Capitol. The Premier honored
and respected—is receiving his guests.
The buildings are ablaze with light,
music and laughter fill the air. Everybody is happy. "The boast of heraldry, and the pomp of power" seems
well represented in this gay throng.
The Province has been lavish in the
desire to make this occasion one of
unstinted splendour—and it has succeeded. We walk the ways of Kings
for a brief moment, and in spite of
ourselves, come into contact with
Fashion in all her prodigality. By
a long process of discipline we mentally conclude that many of these debutantes have not very recently read
the. rules! After the tumult subsides
we have occasion to reflect. The
gay throng have gone their several
ways, leaving the legacy of gasoline
upon the midnight air from their automobiles, strangely mixed with perfumes from those who wore fine raiment.
* *   *
And into the north-west, with the
phosphorous playing about her shapely prow, the good ship passes in the
night. The pilot feels his way through
the rocky gateway into the open sea;
the engines ring true, and the great
lielm follows the bidding of the
needle swinging in the gimbals; the
man at the wheel watches this tiny
and mysterious point of steel, and
turns his eye to the Pole Star, the
silent sentinel of the northern hemisphere. The ship's bell strikes the
cool air, and a voice from the "lookout" says: "All's well."
* *   *
A little group of the missionaries
stand and watch the receding lights
of the shores—the reflection of the
city's gaiety is thrown luridly upon
the sky. As in fancy we look upon
them with prayerful and sympathetic
farewell—we know but little notice
will be made of their outgoing, the
dresses they wore, the style they
adopted, the impression they created,
but this we know—and it will suffice:
They belong to the Aristocracy of
God; and in the great Reception they
will stand out in honor in the enduring age.
A maiden lady who long since had
abandoned hope was one time asked
why she did not take unto herself
a man. In reply, she said: "Why
should I provide myself with a man.
I have already all the qualifications
of a man at hand. I have a parrot
that swears, a goat that chews, a
stove that smokes and a cot trvit
stays out nights.
August 20th,
An interesting feature of the proceedings in the Conference Church on
Thursday morning was the lecture of
Bishop Honda on Japan.
Dr. Honda is the Bishop of the new
united .Methodist Church of Japan.
He is revered and his opinion is
sought in the highest circles of Japanese political and educational activity. As is always true of a truly great
man, his attitude is continually one of
self-effacement. Despite the splendid
opportunities of a political career that
lay open before him, and a commanding position in the educational life of
the Island Empire of the East, Dr.
Honda heard and obeyed the higher
call, and at the inauguration of the
Methodist Church of Japan was
placed at its head as the man most
fitted by deep spirituality, splendid
integrity of character and commanding ability and broad intellectuality to
become its leader in the difficult
days of its inception.
Dr. Honda spoke as follows:
Modern Japan is a new country.
Only 47 years ago she came out of
her long seclusion of nearly two centuries. This seclusion was largely
the result of the work of the Jesuits. At first they came and made
many converts; but the Japanese soon
found that they had other motives,
and after some years of fierce persecution well nigh exterminated them.
The Japanese became suspicious of
all foreigners, and thus it was that
she closed her doors against them
and became a hermit nation.
All the people were compelled to
join some Buddhist association and
become, at least nominally Buddhists.
Inevitably, religion became a mere
ceremony and a minimum of training
sufficed for the priests. But "human
souls are living agents" and the Japanese could not remain in such a
Various schools sprang up. But
these were schools of Confucian
thought. Again their schools, though
very influential, lvere confined to the
Samurai class, the great fighting
families of that warlike nation. The
Samurai comprised only about i-20th
of the whole population, and'hence
the masses felt the influence of the
schools only in a very vague and
indirect way. The common people
could not understand Confucianism.
The great principle of government
to the practical mind of the ruling
feudal lords and Samurai families
was "Let the people walk in the way,
but don't let them know the why and
the wherefore."
At length thinking Japanese grew
discontented with the tyranny of the
Shogunate, or military domination of
the great Tokugawa family. For
nearly two centuries the Emperor
had been a mere shadow. This feeling was brought to a head by the
pressure brought to bear by outside
nations, and culminated in the great
civil war of the Restoration that not
only banished feudalism and restored
the Emperor to his ancient position
but introduced Constitutional Government and threw the land open to
Western thought and to Christianity,
ft was a change spiritually as well as
Young people admire things simply
because they are new. The ancient
classics and Buddhist Scriptures were
relegated to the shops of the second
hand book dealers or sold as waste
paper. At first ultra-progressive
statesmen favored the adoption of
the English language as the universal
channel of modern education, and
even Christianity became popular.
Here was the opportunity. The missionary could reach these young men,
the best that Japan could boast by
teaching them English. But these
young men of the Samurai families
looked upon Christianity with suspicion or mere curiosity and the work
was hard.
Two years before the organisation
of the first Protestant Church in
Yokohama 3,700 Catholics were arrested in the south. These people
were  distributed  among  the  various
(Continued on  Page 7)
See Our Gorge Subdivision
Beautiful  Location
District Rapidly Building Up
$500 to $650
i Cash, Balance easy torms
Call any time and we will take you out
Broad St. Opp. Colonist Office
To the
Delegates and Visiting Friends
Methodist Conference, 1910
Some men make their money in business, some in stocks,
some by toilsome saving of the daily wage, but we submit to yo
the unquestioned fact that more men have reached a comforta
competence through the Ownership of Property than in any
other way.
Business requires your sole attention, stocks mean sleepl
nights and days of worry, Property works by itself for you
without your care.
Do not be looking for the IMPOSSIBLE trade, the barga
so good, so sure a cinch, that you will never find it.
The man that takes advantage of a fair legitimate trade sc
it earning dividends in a live and lively way. REALISE the
benefit that the seeker after the impossible flatters himself he may
attain, if he waits long enough.
One gets his in the Bank, the other has it in his mind—
THAT is the difference.
Do not wait for the impossible, utilize some of the good
trades which are coming up every day.   We have some good ones
in the Bulkley Valley along the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
which we venture to say will enhance in value very rapidly.
Here are a specimen few:—
160 acres S. W. section of Lot 849, Section 16, Township 2a
This quarter section is adjoining the Hudson's Bay Co.
Ranch, the Dominion Government telegraph trail or road
passes through this quarter-section, the larger part is open
prairie land with some spruce and light poplar.   The spruce
forms a very small portion of the wooded area, and the light
poplar is very easily cleared.   The Hudson Bay Co., we
understand, were offered $25 per acre for their land.   The
land is for the most part very level.   The soil is black
vegetable mould.   Price $15 per acre—$2,400.
160 acres S. E. quarter section of Lot 850, Section 9,
Township 2a.   Half of this land is open and in grass.
A small tract of marsh land is on the property.   There is
a rapid creek two feet in width with low banks, running
through a portion of it.   Timber growth is poplar and willow
This is a very fine section.   Price $12 per acre—$1,920.
640 acres, Lot 877, Section 9, Township 4, 30 to 40 acres an
open land, soil is a rich black loam. Land is level, small
creek on property, treed with poplar and spruce. About half
a mile from the Government road, and about two and one-hall
miles from Telkwa, about one mile from McLure Lake, and
about one and one-quarter miles frcm the railway.
Price $9 per acre—$5,760.
160 acres N. E. quarter section of Lot 781, Section 13,
Township 6; soil is a black vegetable mould, treed with small
poplar gently undulating.   Price $9 per acre—$1,440.
160 acres S. E. one-eighth section of Section 31, and E. half
of S. E. quarter of Section 31, Township 6.   About 25 per cent,
is open with some fallen willow, and some poplar.   Soil is
a black vegetable mould, a portion of it good grazing land.
Price $g per acre—$1,440.
640 acres N. E. quarter of N. half of Lot 1216, E. half
Lot 1210, S. W. quarter of W. half of Lot 1212, Section 28,
Township 6.    This is an exceptionally good property, with a
southern slope, one and one-quarter feet subsoil of black
vegetable mould, a beautiful spring, and just enough spruce
for farmers' requirements.    Considerable wild hay has been
cut and stacked.   Nearly all could be put under cultivation
without much effort.   Pre-emptor with 200 acres in Timothy
adjoins.   Price $13 per acre—$8,320.
We believe that whoever purchases these lands at prices
quoted will make very handsome profits by the time the Railroad
arrives.   We have personally selected these lands and we are
willing to guarantee any statement made.
D. C. Reid, President.
Keep Dp with the
(General Conference
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Methodism in
the  West   by   Subscribing for the
(General Conference Daily
and the
Western Methodist
It will pay you to call on
Lome C.
337 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
when looking for
The Observation Car leaves corner of Granville
and Robson streets at 9.30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.—a
pleasant trip of two hours through the city.
Interurban cars leave hourly for Stcveston. 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 Esf|ui-
malt, giving time to visit these beatitiiu! places.
Why Miss Your Opportunity?
A Vancouver Corner ioo by 120, cleared
Price     -     -     $5,250
Terms—$2,000 cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
1 -f.'c-iAi'W*  jyiA-sjP'^'SsiSMV
J. H. Craig, Pres.
1150 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C.
Branch Office: Cor. of Maple and Sixth Avenue
Phones 2242 and 4123        -        -         Victoria Phone 1509
Vancouver in British Columbia Recalls Beautiful
Swiss Cities
VANCOUVER has many points that interest the visitor. Her situation is picturesque
beyond compare. Snow-capped mountains line
the horizon east and west, with dense masses
of green foliage at the base, that reflect themselves in the deep, dark blue of her placid
The scene from your hotel window recalls
Switzerland and Lake Lucerne. And while
perpetual snow is in sight, the climate is that
of' southern England. In .summer the thermometer never goes above 85, and in winter
seldom shows a freezing temperature.
The rainfall of Vancouver is only about the
same as that of New York, but the rain coming in form of a gentle mist feeds a flora that
is as profuse and lavish as in the tropics.
Stanley Park at Vancouver is a tract of
about 1,000 acres of virgin forest that is
within the city limits. I know of no park in
the world to rival it in growth of trees, plants,
vines and flowers. And yet the expense lo the
city has been comparatively light. They have
simply cut foot paths, bridle paths, carriage
and automobile roads through this vast tangle
of vegetation, preserving and giving access . 1
the lavish gifts of nature.
Here towering spruce trees 200, 300 feet high
spear the sky. Now and again these great
giants of the forest have fallen, and over their
trunks now run vines in a profusion that
paralyzes one's vocabulary to attempt to describe.
(hit of the great stumps grow big green
trees, and often fifty little trees—say 20 feet
high—fasten their roots in the one big, long,
rotting log. There are places wdiere foot paths
follow along great logs with a hand rail along
one side. To know the length of a log you
have to walk it. To traverse one of these forests of British Columbia with a horse would
be absolutely impossible, and to get through
on foot is fraught with much difficulty.
The Indian trails all run along the banks of
streams, and man has forced his way through
this wealth of woods from these points of
vantage, fighting the vegetation inch hy inch
with an ax and torch.
There are parks and parks, but there is no
park in the world that will exhaust you rstock
of adjectives and subdue you into silence like
Stanley Park at Vancouver.
First Mortgage Loans on
Improved City Property in
Vancouver yield from 6 to 8
per cent. We have made
this department a special
feature of our business for
the past 18 years and are in
a position to place money
for clients with absolute
security. Collection of interest and principal undertaken.
Correspondence  solicited.
J*}. Banfield
607   Hastings St. W.,
VANCOUVER,     -     B. C.
6 3=4
Four and one-half acres
cleared with 5-room house, a
few fruit trees, barn and
chicken run. On main road
close to R. R. Station and
convenient to river. The
soil is a rich dark loam and
the balance of clearing is
Price $2,300
Price $2,300—$600 cash,
balance   over    4  years.
Mark & Qo
403 Pender Street
740 Columbia Street,
Beaver Oil Stock Advanced from 10 Cents
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:
A. D. Paterson, 570 Granville St.   R.D. Rorison & Son, 786 Granville St.   P. LeFeurve, 2141 Granville St.
E. W. Leeson, 329 Pender Street West.       T. J. Beatty, 317 Pender Street West. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
General Conference Proceedings
Transcript of Minutes
Friday, August 19th, 1010.
Conference resumed at 2:30 p. 111.,
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., General Superintendent, in 1 lie chair. The Rev.
J. Craig, ni Nova Scotia Conference,
conducted the devotional  exercises.
The minutes of the Seventh Session
were read and confirmed.
The chair submitted that in writing reports of committees, the form
shall be to first state the change desired in the Discipline and then the
paragraph as it is desired it shall appear in the Discipline.
A Memorial from Rev. A. K.
Birks, B.A, re Itinerary, was referred
to the Committee on Itinerary and
A Memorial from the Bownmanville
Quarterly Board re ritual was referred to the Book and Publishing
and Rev. Chancellor Burwash, S.T.D.,
re Hay Bay Church, was referred to
the Committee on Church property.
A Memorial from W. 11 Moor-
bouse re lay representatives to District Meiting was referred to Committee on Discipline No. 2.
A Memorial from W. G. Hunt re
Epworth League and Sunday Schools
was ordered transferred from Committee on Temperance and Moral Reform to Committee on Sunday
Schools and Epworth Leagues.
A Memorial from Johnson re Epworth   League,  referred  to  Epworth
A report of'the Fraternal Delegates to Methodist Episcopal Church
was received and ordered to be printed in the Journal.
The nominations of the Board of
Directors of Columbian College was
received and referred to the Committee on Education.
Who first received the idea and who therefore is primarily to be credited
with bringing the General Conference to Victoria.
Rev. S. P. Rose, D.D., presented
a report concerning fraternal delegation, which visited the Presbyterian
Assembly at Winnipeg.
Memorial re the form of Membership was ordered transferred from
the Committee on Statistics, to the
Committee on Memorials.
A Memorial from Toronto Conference re District Meetings was ordered
transferred from the Statistical Committee to the Committee on Discipline No. 2.
A Memorial from Rev. W. Emsley
The nomination of the Board of
Governors of St. ohn Methodist College, was referred to the Committee
on Education.
The report of the Union Church Relief Fund was read by the Treasurer
John N. Lake. Moved by Rev. J. C.
Speer, D.D., and recommended that
the report be adopted.
Moved in Amendment by Rev. T.
E. Bantly, seconded by Rev. W. G.
Hincks, D.D., that Whereas the Union Church Relief Fund having agreed
to aid the Agnes Street Church, Toronto, and having paid a portion of
the promised amount, leaving a balance owing of $2,000, on which the
interest has been paid out of the relief Fund for some years and whereas a few years ago the Congregation
of .Agnes Street Church united with
that of film Street Church in order
to   save   one   of   these   Churches   for
Methodism in the down town section
of Toronto,
And whereas, the Agnes Street
Church has since been sold and the
equity in said Church property applied
towards the reduction of debt on
Elm Street Church, Toronto, leaving
a net Mortgage indebtedness of $4,-
500 on the said Elm Street Church.
And whereas, the Union Church
Relief Fund is now being wound up,
and there is a balance of $2,000 on
hand, which was raised for the purpose of assisting Agnes Street
And whereas the last Toronto Conference enthusiastically passed a resolution recommending the General
Conference to apply the said balance
of $2,000 on the debt of Elm Street
Church which is energetically developing a large institutional work in the
down-town sections,
Therefore, be it resolved that we
adopt the recommendation of the Toronto Conference, and instruct the
Treasurer of the Union Church Relief Fund to pay the balance on hand
($2,000) to the Treausrer of Elm
Street Methodist Church for the purpose of reducing the Mortgage indebtedness on said Church.
In Amendment to the amendment,
moved by J. C. Antliff, D.D., seconded by Thos. Hilliard, that the
chair nominate a committee of ten
to consider and to report to Conference the disposition to be made
of the $2,535.25 surplus remaining
from the winding up of the Union
Church Relief Fund.
The Amendment to the amendment
was carried.
The report of the Committee on
Itinerancy and Transfers was presented by W. E. Hutchinson. It was
read and on motion taken up item
by item.
Item I was adopted.
Item 2, moved by Rev. W. R.
Young, D.D.,'and seconded, that the
report be amended by adding the
words "from year to year" to that
part of the item concerning the possibility of extending the duration of
a pastoral term longer than four
years. Carried.
Moved by C. H. C. Fortner, that all
the words in the Committee's report
referring to extending the time limit
beyond the four years be stricken out.
Moved by Rev. J. C. Speer, D.D.,
and seconded by Rev. W. H. Hincks,
D. D., as a substitute motion, that
Item 2 of report be amended by
striking out the word "Four" in the
Third and last lines of the said item,
and substituting therefor the words
five in the lines designated.
Rev. S. E. Marshall, B.A., gave notice that should the substitute motion fail he would move the following motion:
Moved by Rev. S. E. Marshall, B.A.,
seconded by Thos. Hilliard, Esp.,
that the report of the Committees on
Itinerancy and Transfers be amended
by substituting the words "Six years"
for the words "Eight years," of
amendment fails:
Moved by H. H. that the vote be
now taken.    Carried.
The substitute motion of Dr. Speer
was lost. The notice of motion by
Rev. S. E. Marshall was then voted
on and lost. The Amendment by Mr.
Fortner was carried.
The chair appointed Rev. H.
Sprague, D.D., as Convener of the
Delegation from the Eastern Conferences as per Discipline Par. 486, re
Supernumerary Fund; and Rev.
Charles Deeprose as Convener of the
Western Delegations as per Discipline Par. 426 re Superannuation Fund.
Rev. A. E. Roberts presented report
No. 4 Business Committee. The following Committee was nominated by
the General Superintendent, to which
the report of the Treasurer of the
Union Church Relief Fund was re-,
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Lake, Rev. A. K. Birks, J. H. Carson,
Rev. J. S. Williamson, D.D.; G. W.
Brown, Rev. Wm. Timberlake, J. H.
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Address of the Rev. Henry Haigh
"I count myself highly honored to
be here as the representative of the
British Methodist Conference at this
General Conference of the Methodist
Church of Canada, to be the representative of that august body in this august assemblage.
"There Is very much that is the
same between us Methodists of the
Old Land and you of this great new
country. We stand for the same
things. We both stand for religion
We are all pledged to believe that
the unseen world is greater than the
seen, that the spiritual is greater than
the material. You seek to preach it
and we seek to preach it; you seek
to live it and we seek to live it.
"And then we all stand in common,
not only for religion in the general
sense of the term, but also for Christianity. There is a difference in religions, and that a very great difference, and the great question is, 'What
is the difference between the religions.'
"I have lived and labored in India
for 27 years and had an intimate opportunity for the study of their religion. Religion in India is a great
thing. Long before the time of
Ephesus, Rome and Greece, the religion of India, Hinduism, was thriving. Ephesus, Rome and Greece have
gone, but Hinduism still goes on.
Now what is the difference? That
man must seek God is believe all over India, and in India man is seeking
God with zeal and constancy.
"But consider Christianity. What
does it teach? Christianity says, 'God
seeks man,' and it is that which makes
salvation possible, and it is that
which gives us the right to go into
the whole world and spread the Gospel of Christ.
"We not only stand for the Christian religion but we stand for Methodism. Methodism is the religion of
vigorous personal experience. This
it has been, and as long as it continues to be so it will live, and when
it ceases to be this it will die. It is
an experience which will enter into
the experience of each of our lives.
"Thus it is that we have great
things in common. But there are
also many things which we do not
hold in common. We belong to the
Old Land, a land that is tied up with
many conventions which are the accumulation of years and centuries,
but you are free. You are in a sense
our son, but a son that has grown
and achieved power, and there have
been given to you special characteristics, and it is in these special characteristics of your that we rejoice.
"We have a-general interest in all
that you do. But are we not enriching you at our own expense? Why, I
have given two of my boys—not my
sons, to be sure—to work in this
country. Do you wonder, then, that
we watch your course with such solicitous interest. Your joys are our
joys and your sorrows are our sorrows."
Speaking of the progress of science, Rev. Mr. Haigh said:
'"Nothing hinders it; no tradition,
however ancient; no belief, however
unquestioned; no institution, however
honored. These arc challenged and
questioned one by one; not lightly. I
think, nor wantonly nor irreverently.
The result of the scientific spirt ought
surely never be irreverent, but truth
is supreme. The obligation to test
it is imperative, and when tested the
royalty of truth demands the loyalty
of obedience.
"Now it is in this spirit that science- has turned its attention to the
Christian Church and, let me add, to
every other religion in the world.
One b)r one it has sought to test the
foundations, inquire carefully into
traditions of the Church, its integrity, its institutions and, most eminently of all perhaps, sought to find
out what are the principles, form and
value of the Christian Church. This
is a procession which has been going
on among us, as you know, for over
thirty years past.
"The best men of the Church have,
during that period, passed through
many stages. There has been wonder as to whether all this was the
outcome of irreverence or the blatant utterances of infidelity, masquerading as science. Then there was a
period of alarm and panic, when
criticism was answered sometimes by
argument, sometimes by denunciation.
Then  came a period  of new views,
when many were in trouble and suspense. I believe that is passing. If
I interpret the mind and attitude of
British Christianity and British Methodism there is a general disposition
to believe that man comes to a full
realization of the value of his inheritance, whether material or the word
of God, solely by reverence and progressive toil. There is a disposition
to believe that new knowledge is
continually breaking forth on al." of
God's word, which it is ours to investigate and, when we are sure of
it, humbly and gratefully to receive.
"T know I am right in saying that
after these years of anxious investigation there has come to multitudes
a firmer faith in the sufficiency of
God's revelation of himself and way
of salvation in Christ Jesus. I think
I may add this, simply to complete
my report of conditions in this regard in England, that the acceptance
of new knowledge has, so far as I
know, in no way hindered evangelistic
effort but rather has given to it a
fresh intensity.
"But, Mr. President, there is a science falsely so-called, and since the
last fraternal delegate from Britain
spoke to you there has been a movement which everyone now knows by
the name of the new theology. For
the time that has disturbed some. A
few have gone forth and probably a
few within the pale are restless and
anxious. But I do not anticipate any
real or wide result from the movement. It is at bottom—and this is
a reasoned statement that I make—
it is at bottom pantheism, pantheism
undeclared and half-baked.
"But pantheism is no new knowledge. If you want pantheism, real,
logical, and thoroughgoing you find
it in India, as nowhere else, and pantheism when it works itself out it
does two things—it confuses the moral consciousness and thus destroys
the sense of responsibility, and it
puts the brake thoroughly on the
wheels of progress.
"Let me illustrate this. I say it
destroys the sense of responsibility.
There is a parable that God is, as the
wind and man is as the sea. The sea
rises for and rides in storm or it
smiles in peace, just as the wind wills.
It carries rich freights in safety to
distant ports or it dashes them against
the rocks, just as the wind wills. The
sea is irresponsible and the wind is
inexorable. That is the true parable
of pantheism, and if you want to see
how pantheism works itself out in
life I will tell you a unique experience I once had. One morning, in a
remote country town in Southern India, I went to the jail and as I entered I saw a body of Sepoys standing
in a circle with arms grounded. Inside the ring was a prisoner chained
hand and f°ot- He asked if I did
not know him, and told me they
were taking him to be hanged. I said:
'You have committed a murder.' The
man replied: 'I did not. It was God
in me that committed that murder.'
'Oh.' I said, 'but you have to be punished.' 'Yes,' he answered, 'and God
is going to hang he. Don't you know
everything -is God's and I can't help
it. I will soon be in another world
and I hope it will be a happier one.'
"That is pantheism as it works itself out, and I say the Christian
Chruch has no use for it (applause)
and will never have it (Hear. hear).
And when pantheism is understood
that knowledge will destroy the new
"What does it do besides? It puts
a brake on the wheels of progress.
Who in this audience has not heard
of the condition of women in India.
Listen to it, you women of Victoria.
You know how they are betrothed
as girls; that every girl must be betrothed before she is ten and that betrothal is irrevocable and is followed
by marriage, which takes place at
eleven. Just when a girl should be
playing with her dolls she is introduced to all the mystery of marriage
and motherhood. A young Brahmin
came to my house one day and asked
if I could help him; his wife had become a mother; the child was dead
and she herself was lying in a swooi
and they did not know what to do.
A lady who had come out as a trained
nurse said she must go. The house
was in a narrow street, where the
air was bad and the noise great, the
people there beating their hands in
despair.    On the floor lay the young
Rev. Dr. Manley Benson lectured
last night in Victoria West Methodist Church, to a large audience on the
subject "Men Wanted." Rev. J. A.
Wood occupied the chair. A report
sent us this morning says it was an
oratorical treat, and that from end
to end of the utterance the audience
was enraptured. Dr. Benson, whose
eloquence is far-famed, in no sense
impaired his reputation last night
and many are hoping he may speak
again in  this  city during his visit.
Many old friends in Victoria of
Rev. J. C. Speer, former pastor of
Metropolitan Church, will be interested to know that he is to preach
to-morrow morning at 10:30 at the
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Esquimalt Road, where Sunday School anniversary services are being held.
Rev. J. C. Switzer of Brandon, Manitoba, has kindly consented to
preach in the morning and Rev. Principal Sipprell of New Westminster, is
to address the school in the afternoon. Special hymns will be sung
by the children at each service and
a fine event is looked for.
In the British Weekly of Aug. 4,
the following appears in the report of
the recent Wesleyan Conference held
in Bradford. England. It will be read
with interest in view of the fact that
Mr. Haigh is one of the distinguished
guests of the General Conference:
By an emphatic vote, the Rev. Henry Haigh was made President-EIect.
Next year's Conference—at Cardiff—
will therefore have a distinctively able
and effective President. It was a
foregone conclusion that Mr. Haigh
would be elected. And concerning his
right to the honour there can be no
dispute. His long service in India,
his eloquent and philosophical missionary advocacy, his intellectual vigour, his telling* chairmanship over the
Newcastle-on-Tyne district;all thrse—
and other considerations—have constrained the Conference to place Mr.
Haigh in this position of prospective
headship. That he will be a courteous
vigorous and effective President we
may be well assured. The sacrad
cause of world-evangelism will surely
prosper among us under the inspiring
direction  of our  President-designate.
mother in a dead faint. I told the
husband she must be carried away to
get air. But it was too late; that
night she died, not then thirteen.
Marriage to her meant murder and
could hardly have meant anything
else. There are thousands of girh
every year in India dying of premature motherhood. I have asked the
men why they did not revolt. The
one answer was: 'Who can revolt?
It is God that mutilates us as little
girls and degrades us as widows; who
can fight against God?' That is what
pantheism does—deprixes men of the
sense of responsibility and puts the
brake on the wheels of progress.
Again I say, the Christian Church
has no use for it and will not have
"Pleasure is becoming a craze. It is
becoming a serious menace to our
country. It is affecting the discipline
in our homes, and parents are abdicating their natural God-given authority when they allow their sons
and daughters to do as they like.
When the discipline of the home becomes loose then the nation is bound
to dissipate.
"Too much attention is being paid
at the present time to sports and
games. As many as sixty thousand
people have been known to attend
a football match on an afternoon, and
pay their sixpence for admission, but
when Sunday comes the same men
will put on the collection plate a
meagre penny. This is destroying
the intellectual habit of the nation.
Too much time is passed in playing
and no time is left to read the heavier
literature, and this results in the dissipation of man's energy. Books with
which man has to wrestle are those
which strengthen his mind."
Regret is felt at the news that Rev.
A. E. Smith, Chairman of Dauphin
District, Manitoba, and now attending the General Conference, is slightly indisposed and under advice of Dr.
Frank Hall, has been removed to St.
Joseph's Hospital. His illness is not
regarded as serious, however, and it
is hoped he will be about in a few
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The A. T. Movement
lie Tuberculosis problem in  Brit-
Oolumbia is one of grave import-
and considerable difficulty, ow-
i.irgcly to a scattered population
; peat distances.    It is, in  other
pretty   much   on  the   same
proportion as elsewhere.
,u- are nevertheless special fea-
r; which serve    to    increase    the
of infection  and  the  spread
the trouble.    The  chief  of  these
the necessary herding together of
n in  considerable  numbers  in  in-
litary and    ill-ventilated    quarters
1 hunk-houses  which   constitute  a
dire of the principal  industries  of
country.     The   air   tight   heater
!,iken the place of the open fire-
c and everywhere, more or less,
modern  methods  of living  fight
the side of the disease.
ublic interest in the Anti-Tuber-
osis movement commenced in the
r 1904 and since have been grad-
ly increasing.    It was at the com-
nccment of that year that, in sym-
liv with the world-wide campaign,
Rritish   Columbia   Anti-Tubercu-
is Society was  formed under the
spices of the Lieutenant-Governor,
.Mayor of Victoria and a few lead-
citizens.   Active operations were
ortly entered upon  and  a  plan  of
lpaign    was    inaugurated    which
med as its  ambitious  objects:
The  eventual  eradication  of tu-
The education of the people as
its cause and its prevention.
The care or alleviation of suffer-
tenant-Governor of the Province.
The movement has the strong moral
and financial support of the Provincial Government and to a large extent, of the Municipal authorities
and the citizens of the Province generally, who have treated it with sympathy and generosity, the list of
contributors   having   already   reached
the substantial extent of $163,000.00.
Methods  of  Circulating  Information
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. The care and safe disposal of ad-
iced cases, dangerous in their im-
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the community at  large.
fie  Society was   formally    incor-
Mtcd by an  Act  passed    by    the
gislative Assembly during the Ses-
of  1907.    It is controlled by a
tirt of Governors and managed by
Board   of    Directors     comprising
any of the leading men of the Prov-
ce.   It was honoured with the pat-
nage of His late Majesty, King Ed-
ird, and  the  same  distinction  was
[tended   to   the   enterprise   by   His
cellency  the  Governor-General  of
in;ida  and   His   Honour  the   Lieu-
(Continued  from   Page  2)
clans with the hope that the persecution would constrain them to give
up their Christianity. But, as the
great Count Okuma, who as a young
man was engaged in this piece of
work has recently said: "At first we
thought it would be a very easy thing
to convert these ignorant people by
the august decree of the Emperor,
but we found we could not shake
the faith of even one little girl of
fourteen. I found that no political
power could move this religious belief." This proves the healthfulncsi;
and vitality of Christianity among
the Japanese.
On the tenth of March, 1872, was
organized in Yokohama under the
guidance of Dr. Brown and Mr. Bal-
lah of the Dutch Reformed Church
the first Protestant Church in Japan.
It was formed of eleven young men
who came to Yokohama with great
ambitions, but here they found a
greater ambition and a higher vision.
These young men embraced the forbidden religion in the face of persecution and the certainty of exclusion
from their families,—a much more
terrible thing in Japan than among
Western peoples.
The present speaker joined this infant Church about two months after
its organization, and from that time
forth for about a year new members
were accepted every Sunday. It was
in these early days that he became acquainted with Dr. Cochrane and Dr.
McDonald, the pioneer representatives of Canadian Methodism in Japan.
Dr. Honda went on to speak of his
early li^fe and conversion. He was
born into a Samurai household and
reared according to the best traditions of those fighting families. His
moral instruction    was very   simple.
The principle of loyalty is exceedingly highly developed in the mind of
the Japanese and drilled into his soul
in a way unknown to Western peoples. Dr. Honda was taught to be
unswervingly loyal to his feudal lord
first of all. The little country of
Japan was divided in the olden days
among about three hundred of these
sturdy barons. He was taught to
obey parents and teachers implicitly,
and to do his very best for the State
without any regard for self-interest.
His constant aim was to so watch
over his conduct that he never at any
time disgrace his clan by any misdemeanor. He was brought up to
have a firm belief in heaven, though
that belief was somewhat hazy, but
he was never skeptical with r gard
to the existence to the spirits of his
ancestors and the heros of Japan.
Once a month he visited the graves
of his fathers to pay his respects to
their noble spirits.
He found that it was very hard indeed to live in accord with the light
of his own heart and conscience, as
taught by Confucius. One day he
felt that he had perhaps succeeded a
little, but the next he knew that he
had failed utterly.
Then came the turmoil of the war
of the Restoration, and he was filled
with political ambitions. From his
home in the north he tramped 500
miles to Tokyo for that was before
the days of the railway. In the
great city beyond the restraining in-
began to lead the fast lift of the
young men of his class. The bishop
spoke quietly of the deep humiliation
with which he looks upon those days.
In 1870 a friend sent him a Chinese
bible that he had read out of curiosity. It was the first Bible ever introduced into north Japan. The sublime,
majestic simplicity of the first words
of the opening chapter of Genesis
impressed the young man very much.
At that time he was again at his
home in the north. Here, there was
no one to explain the Bible to him
within a radius of 500 miles. In 1871
he determined to go to Yokohama.
There he got in touch with the missionaries. "We were compelled to
study the Bible before we were
taught any English," said the bishop.
For a long time he could not conceive of the existence of God. Sometimes these teachings made the young
Samurai angry and disgusted, and he
felt that they proved that Christianity
was evil. But the constant kindness
of the missionaries, and their earnest
prayers for the people that were
watching for an opportunity to drive
(hem out of the country, these things
were a hard puzzle for him, and his
fellow students.
Suddenly the feudal system was
done away with. The occupation
of the .Samurai was gone. They
were no longer a privileged class.
The young man was left helpless
and hopeless, barren of all means by
which he might realize his great ambitions. Without resources there
was nothing for him to do but to
trudge wearily homewards. It was
cold and cheerless winter and the
disappointed young man felt keenly
the uncertainty of all that lay before
him. He tramped three long weeks
through before he at length reached
the little town in which the family
was staying. They, too, were very
uncertain -\<- to the future. Now, in
this troc 'tis time the lessons that
he had studied indifferently enough
in Yokohama came back to him with
strange force. His moral sense became sharper and he felt that he was
a sinner. He began to feel his moral
responsibility to God. But he was
(To  be continued)
REV.    W.    A.    BRACKEN'S    ADDRESS
To the Editor,—Referring to your
issue of the 17th, and to the interesting report of the addresses given by
the English and Irish fraternal delegates, permit me to point out one
rather serious mistake which your reporter has made in the account of the
Rev. W. A. Bracken's address. The
evening was well advanced when Mr.
Bracken rose to deliver his address,
and noting that fact, and remembering the difference in time he wittily
remarked that he was "the only Irish
preacher in the active service of the
ministry at this hour, all others were
at home in bed, where a good many
of us ought to be now."
Your reporter evidently only caught
half the statement, hence these few
words of kindly correction, which are
necessary for Mr. Bracken's sake and
in order that the friends in Ireland
may see the point of what otherwise
would be an absolutely unintelligible
remark.    Sincerely yours,
The Famous
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