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 General Conference Bail£ bulletin
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Church
Vol. I.
No. 3.
Eloquent Addresses prom Fraternal Delegates
Delegates prom England and Ireland Received Last Night
Tuesday evening as was expected was
a most interesting one in the Conference
program of Service. The Conference was
filled to overflowing by an inspiring audience to listen to addresses from the fraternal delegates from the British Wesleyan Conference. Rev. Henry Haigh, M..
A., and from the Irish Conference, Rev.
Ralph Bracken.
The Choir was present in full force and
rendered most acceptable music. Seated
on the platform beside the General Superintendent were the delegates, and Rev.
Rev.  Henry   Haigh,
President-Elect of the British Wesleyan Conference, who delivered the greetings of
his Church to the General Conference last night.
Dr. Autliff and Rev. Dr. Sparling. After
a hymn announced by the Superintendent the latter led in a brief prayer after
which an anthem was rendered by the
Choir in a most excellent manner.
The General Superintendent then introduced the delegates by asking the Secretary, Dr. Moore, to read the credentials
of the British delegate. This being done,
Rev. Dr. Autliffe introduced the Delegate. He spoke of the splendid attainments and honored place in the British
Conference being for the past seven years
Chairman of the Newcastle District and
Rresident-elect for the British Wesleyan
Conference for 1911.
English   Delegate's   Speech
Rev. Mr. Haigh spoke in part as follows:
"I ahi honored in presenting the grect-
ngs of an august body to an august
)0dy. We and you stand in common for
eligion, and also for Christianity.    We
Fre in a world of religion but ours is a
eligion  distinct from    others.      I have
een 27 years in India.   Religion in India
llindooism, is a great religion.    It lives
Hi where the religious Greece and Rome
ave come and gone.   Why   has it lived?
t says "Man must seek God," and man
B seeking God in India.   I met a man on
lie steps of a temple with his hand in the
^ir.   It had been upheld for 14 years until
fie could not recall it. 'Why do you do it,'
aid I. 'Oh!' said he, 'I am seeking God.'
■ 'lit our religion has    another    word; it
pas this word, God is seeking man.
Then we stand for Methodism—a region of vivid personal, progressive experience. While it is that it will live and
when it does not it will die. So we have
great things in common. There are differences. We belong to the old and the
conservative. You to the new and radical.
I see Si me points of old Methodism
here,    Spiritually.
"I see also new circumstances here—a
splendid independence of judgment, a
long vision and a bold courage. We rejoice in all you, our son, are doing. We
are enriching you by impoverishing ourselves. We are sending you some of
our best young men. Do you wonder that
we watch your course with solicitous interest. The whole Church in Britain
grieves with you over the death of Dr.
Sutherland. We know the strength and
breadth of his personality. Dr. Potts, less
widely known to us, sincerely respected and
revered, wherever known.
Methodism in England
We have found a growing scientific spirit. Its kingdom recognizes no frontiers.
It claims entrance into all realms, both of
matter and of mind. True science cannot
stop there. It seeks the truth of things.
Nothing hinders it; tradition, belief or institution'. All these are challenged, not ir-
revently. Truth is supreme to seek it is
imperative and to find it is to claim obedience.    It has now turned to the Church.
II investigates its foundations, its institutions and enquires as to the validity of
Scriptures. This is but. a statement of
conditions of the age. Man comes to his
heritage slowly. Light is breaking forth
on all God's work and we must believe it
and obey. There is an emphasis on the
human elements of the Bible and brought a
new inspiration in and faith with respect
to the Scriptures. Since the last delegation came to you there has been the rise of
the New Theology. It is at bottom Pantheism undeclared and half-baked. Such is
not new knowledge—you can find it in India. It confuses moral consciousness and
puts the brake on the wheels of progress.
Pantheism in a parable is as the sea and the
wind. The sea is irresponsible and the
wind is inexorable. The Christian Church
has no use for it and when Pantheism is understood it will banish your New Theology.
Pantheism and Progress
Girls in India are betrothed at ten, married at eleven, and are introduced to the
mysteries of motherhood. Marriage to
many thousands means murder. Why do
they not revolt? Ilecausc they believe God
does il, who can fight against God. That is
what Pantheism does and the Christian
Church has no use for it.
The Social Upheaval
There is an abandonment of the old
economic condition of England. Men are revolting against competition. Men have
been pinching their rivals back that they
may swell into monstrous proportions. Cooperation is taking its place, but co-operation is not enough without moralization of
conditions. Socialism is present in England. It is a hydra-headed thing. We are
not ripe for a change yet. There is something in individualism. The fundamental
principle of British civilisation is regard
for the individual. We claim rights of birth ;
rights registered in law and celebrated in
literature. It is this that has made us colonists over half a globe. In India the fundamental principle is the community. The
community there  is all, the  individual  is
nothing. Caste in India is rampant and I
fear it is growing in England. The community is putting its hand on the conscience
of England, and. on its politics. We should
encourage the development of tliis spirit of
independence of conscience.
The Craze of Pleasure
Sixty thousand people in Newcastle on
Tyne on Saturday will put down 6d without
a shiver for one of their football games,
and then on Sunday they put a paltry
penny on the plate. The home is being affected and home is being destroyed. The
passion for pleasure is dissipating the intellectual strength of men. There is a
craze for light literature. Methodism must
lake hold of these conditions with vigorous
ami firm grasp.   We need a new baptism
of the spirit. We want a more ringing and
confident evangelism.
Foreign Missions
We are working at Missions as you are.
We are wanted in India. They want us to
give them the order in government. We
must take the silver of evangelical truth
and pour it into the seething mass in India
that India" in the days to come may give
out clear and strong the note of evangelical
truth. This is the call to the British nation. We are trying to bring the whole
world under the control of the cross of
Jesus Christ. We trust you are trying to
do the same.
Address of Irish Delegate
Rev. W. A. Brecken, introduced by Hon.
Thomas Crawford, speaker of Ontario Legislature gave an able address:
"Brethren, I receive your cordial
reception as given to a representative Methodist preacher. I am the only Irish preacher
in the active work of the ministry at this
hour. Ireland, even the world in this age,
is in transition. Canada has undergone a
marvellous transition since my boyhood and
so has Ireland.
The old days of landlord tyranny are
gone forevcrmorc. The days of a dominant church have passed away.
Dr. W. B. Creighton,
The popular and able Editor of the Christian
The Country of Ireland T ~>day
Our history is inextricably connected with
the past. Dublin is a city of the Northmen
not an Irish city at all. It is the purest
English speaking city on the face of the
earth. We have many things that do not
change rapidly. There are separating barriers between the men of our land, not a
matter of race feeling. We have removed
the Catholic disability, only one position is
closed to the Roman Catholic youth, and
vet this barrier remains.
Then- is a growing spirit of tolerance in
Ireland not evidenced 50 years ago. Street
preaching is as freelj allowed in our cities
as in Toronto or Montreal.
t (pen air preaching is carried on by our
men in all the Roman Catholic communities. In nearly every village and home of
three of our provinces, the Bible is known
and read. I wish we were preparing for
such a discussion of union in our next Conference as you are preparing for it in yours.
There is a growing spirit of units' among
Rvangelieal Churches. Methodism is a
unit in Ireland. We an- only Methodists
one and indivisible. The spirit of evangelism is strong in Ireland. Never were
methods more successful for the conversion
of men.
A Church which will give its best to
Evangelism cannot hut have its heart right
with God and humanity. The speaker spoke
eloquently, of the Missionary work and the
Educational work carried on bv the Church.
Dr. A. C. Crews,
The man who is making such splendid success
as  Editor nf Sunday School  periodicals.
in  succession  to the Sainted
Dr. Withrow.
Orphanages for boys and git
widows and poor sisters.
As Methodists we are slow to recognise
the worth of our Methodists till they are
dead. We have a serene outlook toward
the future—We have lived under an almost
unpenetrable shadow for 60 years. Our
people are flowing from us in a constant
stream .Vs.1**1 of my people come to this
continent annually, 1S00 of these are
young Methodists. The largest congregation
we have is 800—and every year one such
congregation leaves our shores. And yet
we grow! The entire address was delivered
in a beauty of diction and an eloquence of
liter,nice which although the hour was late
called forth an ovation from the entire
audience. Here was a man optimistic and
courageous in the face id" conditions that
to the ordinary mind would seem to call
for a minor note. < hie could hardly help
feling the pathos nf Irish Methodism annually drained of many of her best with
but a limited recruiting ground and yet
there was present a spirit that looked to the
future expectant of victory and buoyant in
The moving-picture man was put out of
business as 1 >r. Priggs and Dr. Allison appeared before the camera. By the oversight
of Dr. Stephenson and the experience of the
picture-man the gun was loaded and moved
down the balance of the victims.
The geniality and cordial fraternity expressed in the address of the Rev. Leslie
(.lay. the whole heartedness of the speech
of the Mayor of the City, the astuteness and
polish of the remarks of the Premier of the
Province and the sincerity and comprehensiveness, and religious fervour of the address of the W. M. S. were features of
yesterday's proceedings that will linger
long in the minds of the delegates. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
(Seneral Conference Bails
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of  the   General   Conference   of
The    Methodist    Church,
August,   1910.
Dear Mr.
1155 Pandora Avenue,
Victoria,  B.  C.
August 15th, igio.
congratulations upon the
first issue of the "General Conference
Daily Bulletin," which I have read
with great interest.
I shall certainly subscribe for it;
and I trust that you will find very
great joy and success in the strenuous
work of the next two-weeks. With
all good wishes,
Very sincerely yours,
Mr. Editor: Your statement in yesterday's issue to the effect that one
of the brethren spoke twenty-five
times in the space of an hour and a
half is a serious error. The fact is
the brethren spoke only 1 wcnly-four
times in the said period of time. But
of course he can make another attempt   later.—John    Klinkciiboonier.
Did you run against the brother
who has invented a cure-all financial
scheme. This plan will heal all the
rheumatic pains in the body ecclesiastic. Meet this brother, feel the thrill
of his glance and when the question
comes up "flee like a bird to your
A number of the laymen and
preachers enjoyed a quiet nap during
the reading of the minutes of the
various meetings of the General Conference Special Committee during the
quadrennfum, soothed to rest by the
musical voice of the Secretary.
"If Mrs. Jackson would organize a
class in elocution, nine-tenths of you
chaps ought to join it."—Joe Gibson.
"You have made me breathe the
fragrance of the rose and hear ihe
cuckoo sing."Joe Gibson.
Whenever I see a beautiful woman
and feel the touch of a woman's
hand I wish I could have more than
one.—Joe Gibson.
The General Conference lias a
strong, vigorous and effective Secretary. Dr. Moore is an adept at keeping his eye in systematic and orderly
way on all the business of the Conference.
The President of Mt. Allison University attempted a vigorous address
on a Notice of Motion introduced by
N. Powell, K.C., a brilliant lawyer
from Toronto. The President has
plenty of energy even though argU'
ment  may  be  painfully  wanting.
"We'll have a paper in Regina anyway," said an enthusiastic delegate
from the Middle West. The West is
the land of assertion and initiative
when the powers that be seem slow.
Some of tlie delegates would be
better attached to a Ladies' Aid Society, their voices being so thin and
A remarkable increase in attendance of the general public was noticeable when it was .announced that a
moving picture of the Conference
would he taken at the afternoon session. The ladies were largely in the
preponderance, Inn they were found
for once out of place and showed
their desire to sit with the brethren
down below.
The fireworks of yesterday have
been transferred to the Committee
Rooms. In these plans of sounding
oratory the many remain silent and
the few pour out worlds of the newest
The Venerable Superintendent
touched a deep chord in many hearts
when he said: "My personal interests
are not a chaff in the wind. I'm not
the man you are to look after. Seek
me in a thousand oblivions if you
will protect the Methodist Church or
you are faithless men."
We are sorry to learn that Phoenix has been visited by a disastrous
fire in which both the Presbyterian
and Methodist Churches were completely destroyed. The Methodist
Church was one of the neatest little
buildings in the Upper Country and
was erected about seven years ago
under the pastorate of Rev. Thos.
Green. M. A., B. D. It was insured
for $1,000 which, however, was not
one-third of its value. Fortunately it
was free from debt. Rev. Hibbert, the
pastor and his people will have the
sympathy of the whole Church.
The Rev. Dr. Moore makes .111 ideal
secretary, keeping all tile intricate detail- oi his position at his, inker's
end The Conference made no mistake in departing from its custom in
re-electing him lo scribe lor a second
So far < rem ral (inference icssioni
have been decorous and orderly. This
certainly is as it should be, though
things are in it always as they should
in- in this matter. A delegate can
hardly be forgiven f^r even reading
the General conference Daily Bulle
tin when Conference is in session.
It looks as if Conference were going to decide lhat there should be a
general increase iii ministerial salaries
■ ill    around       Moved,    seconded,    supported and carried unanimously.
Y. M. C. A.
The ceremony of laying the corner
stone of the Y.M.CA. building at 5
p.m. yesterday afternoon was a most
impressive one and was attended by
a large and interested assembly. The
General Conference of the Methodist
Church adjourned and attended in a
body.    We give below the program
of the ceremony and a brief outline
of the addresses given. The success
of the enterprise was in large measure
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strength to your province and I glory
to   vour   Dominion.     And   now   my
good people as a Conference we are
in hearty sympathy. The men with
us help u- all over this Dominion and
they stand to help and cheer us on
in this capital city. May the stone
laid  in  faith  be laid  for  health and
pure   -port   for   our   young   men,   giv-
ing them muscle and strength for the
duties of citizenship. Gl.nl to b<
with you in this patriotic and Chris
tian   service.
Mr. C. C.   Michener's Address
More important  to .1 city than its
institution!, are men. More important than business enterprise are men.
for these all depend on the character
of the men that make them. Of
4II.IHHI people in Victoria 8,000 are men
under 21. hi the men of this city is
invested $160,000,000, ihe largest single asset in the city. This building
alone takes interest in that  amolliil OI
money investment in nun. It is no
charily or philanthropy. 11 stands to
give young men an opportunity.   We
need more of ihe right kind of men
with right kind of stuff in them. This
building is erected to produce such.
Why do men fail or become discouraged: (1)   They do not do what they
are   told:    {>)   They  are   intellectually
unqualified to seize opportunity. They
do not know how.
This building comes to minister to
men who need the benefits of this
concern. 11 will give night school
privileges to men who will find it the
last chance for an education.    In three
X   o
g«si    is ':i'ijgais*r-"miigfr'!
Cj_ev*.Tion     on
due to the indefatigable energy of the
Secretary,   Rev.   A.  J.   Brace.
S.1S—President    R,    B,    McMicking,
Chairman: Hymn—"Faith 01 our
fathers." Invocation—The Rt.
Rev. Bishop Perrin. Scripture Lesson—Rev. Dr. Campbell: 1 Peter,
2:1-10,   Ephesians 2:13-22.
5.30—Greetings     from     the     General
Conference      of     the      Methodist
Church,    Rev,    Dr.   Carman.   Gen
eral Superintendent,
S.35—The Opportunity of the Young
Men's Christian Association. Mr.
C. C. Michener, Chairman Building Committee.
6u>ncw«BD   Ot
years it will have more men in it than
any educational institution in the Province. In Chica.ro one in nineteen
men are giving themselves up to
some sort of vice ruinous to manhood. So in Victoria what i£ being
done on the other side. This building is the opportunity to the stranger
coming from home. It will be a heaven for young men of Victoria to
come for comfort and home. It
stands to show men how lo keep their
bodies strong and clean and true. But
it stands for more: il stands as a
Christian institution. In every part
of the work of this building and its
work will run the spirit., of. Jesus
Christ.   And it will show that ihe Son
EXcvATior.   of.
5.45—Laying Corner Stone, The Honorable   Richard   McBride,   Premier
of    British     Columbia.      Hymn—
"How  Firm  a   Foundation."
God   Save  the  King
Dr. Carman's Address
T  rejoice  to be able  to  say to the
fellow   citizens   of   this   city   in   this
Dominion  of this  noble   Empire that
this General  Conference of the Methodist   Church   is  in   hearty  sympathy
with this great and "dorious work for
young men  of this lovely city.    It is
a     work     for     home,     fathers     and
mothers,  churches,    pastors,    people,
for  country,   giving  us   by   the   grace
of  God  virile  young  men.     What   if
our young men come in nerve, sinew,
brain   or   brawn   through   vice!    Vice
eats life, destroys power—if the great
destructive   forces   cat   out   life.     We
must protect men.    Nothing gives me
more   delight   than   to   be   associated
with   you   on   this   occasion.     Your
work  is  an  honor  to  your  capital,  a
View Cji.
of God in the heart of man is necessary in order lo make a man what
he ought lo be. It is a beacon, a
warning, a statement that men in the
city do not forget God. The Association has no apology to offer. The
building stands to encourage men not
to  forget  God.
Hon. Richard McBride Speaks
"1 feel it a great honour to have
ihe privilege of addressing yoi
accorded me today. It would be superfluous to speak to this representative audience of the work of the society. The city has shown its interest in the institution by the splendid
contribution it has made. The Y. M.
C. A. has since 1884 been an active
organization in the city. We hope to
have the finest and most efficient organization in the Province. We extend our gratitude as a city to the
working committee for the splendid
work that has been done through the
years." (Continued   on   Page  7)
August 17, 1910
To the
Delegates and Friends
Methodist Conference, 1910
Money is made in various ways;   by some
through the savings from a salary through years
of toil, others through investments in Real Estate
and others through the stock market, others in
business enterprises 0/ different kinds.    It is a
well known fact that land is the basis of all
security.    British Columbia is on the eve of great
development and it is doubtful if any investment
will yield such quick returns as land purchased
along the line of trans-continental routes.    We
refer now to the BULKLEY VALLEY, through
which the Grand Trunk Pacific passes in order to
reach the Railway Terminus of Prince Rupert.
The Bulkley Valley proper, extends a distance
of 100 miles from Morice-town and varies in width
from 5 to 15 miles.    Through the centre of this
valley flows the Bulkley river and along this river
is the main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway now under course of construction.    The
first townsite to be put on the market in that
valley is Elliston near Hazleton.    At this point
is now stationed the construction camps of Foley,
Welsh and Stewart, contractors for this portion
of the line.    By next September it is expected that
trains will be running from Prince Rupert as far
as Elliston at least.
About 4J/2 miles above Telkwa and Aldermere
which are in the Bulkley Valley proper the Grand
Trunk Pacific have purchased acreage for another
townsite and further up the valley again they
have made another purchase at the Junction of the
Maurice and Bulkley Rivers.    The two latter
townsites will no doubt be surveyed and placed on
the market next year.    It is at the two latter
points where the bulk of the population of the
Bulkley Valley must reside.
There are now something like 200 pre-emptors
in the surrounding districts and on the advance
of the railway the population must increase at a
tremendous rate.    Lands can be purchased in the
valley now at prices ranging from $6 to $20 per
acre.   The soil is mostly first class and where the
country is not wholly open it could be very easily
cleared by the means of fire, the timber being
mostly small Poplar, Pine and Spruce.   Good
Grazing is found all through the woods.    Pea
vine and Red Top grasses grow as high as a man's
head.   The country is ideal for mixed farming
and the climate is good.   It is a good country for
Timothy Hay and as high as 5 tons to the acre
have been cut which can now be sold for $40 per
ton stacked.
The climate is far superior to that of Alberta.
Without a doubt this country will become one
of the richest mineral countries in British Columbia.
Coal of the highest quality has been found and
also splendid deposits of Gold, Silver, Copper and
other minerals.
There is no reason why land should not be
selling for $100 per acre /'or the best land in 3
years time.    We have something like 8,000 acres
of selected lands which we are prepared to sell in
quarter sections, half sections and sections, as may
be required by the purchaser.   These lands have
open patches of from 30 to 200 acres and at prices
we are asking will net the purchaser handsome
profits.    These can be purchased on terms as
Adjoining our lands which we are offering for
sale are pre-emptors with improved ranches.   None
of the land lies over 3^ miles from the Railway
and is close to the prospective Grand Trunk
Pacific townsites.
Call at our office and get full particulars.
For further particulars with regard to the
possibilities of this Country see Government Official
Bulletin No. 22, entitled "New British Columbia."
We have made a personal inspection of all these
properties and we find that the Government
Bulletin bears out our statements very correctly.
Yours faithfully,
Keep Up witb the
General Conference
I   Business
And  keep   informed   Regarding
Methodism in
tin-   West   by   Bub-
scribing for th<'
General Conference Daily
I      Bulletin
and the
I Western Methodist
It will pay you to call on
Lome C.
337 Hastings St. W.,
Vancouver, B.C.,
when looking for
I     Good
I      and
I     Safe
The Observation Car leaves corner of Granville
and Robson streets at 9 30 am, 1 and 4 p.m.—a
pleasant trip of two hours through the city.
Interurban cars leave hourly for Steveslon. 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 9.1? a.m. and 2.15 p.m.
Car stops over at Oak Bay. The Gorge and Esquimalt, giving time to visit these beautiful places,
33 feet, Point Grey  $7.00
Terms—One-quarter cash, balance 6, 12 and iK months.
Coice View Corner—One-quarter of an acre overlooking
Point Grey Beach.   Price $4,300
One-third cash, balance n, 12 and j8 months.
66 feet Corner, on Tolmie St., Point Cray.    Price. .. .$2,800
One-third cash, balance 6 and 12 months.
JAMES H. CRAIG, President
1150 Granville Street
Office, cor. Maple and Sixth Ave.         Phones 2242 and 4123
What They Say About Vaucouver
British)  Coiumbia
Vancouver, Leading Port of the Pacific     Outgrowing all other Coast Citiee
James JJ. Hill of the Great Northern Railway—
A-thousand factors which I have not time
to enumerate arc contributing towards the
development of this great western country—
and 1 speak without any regard to invisible
boundary lines. Seattle, Vancouver and
even Victoria arc destined to be vast centres. Vancouver, with its wonderful hinterland, will probably be the largest city of
all. Ilttrrard Inlet (Vancouver's Harbor)
will be the greatest commercial port on the
Pacific. I would venture all I own that its
population will exceed half a million within
fifteen years.
./. /'. Farrell, Rcprcscntatk'c of the Harri-
maii Interests in the Pacific \ orth-
Vancouver is growing faster incomparably than any other town or city along the
Pacific (.'oast. I am profoundly impressed
with the phenomenal growth and development that has taken place since my last
visit. ( Ither places—1 won't mention names
—have had their great booms in recent
years, with subsequent periods of quietnesi
—not depression, but a period of marking
time—yet I see no danger sign in Vancouver's outlook.
First Mortgage Loans on
Improved City Property in
Vancouver yield from G to 8
per cent. We have made
this department a special
feature of our business for
the past iS years and are in
a position to place money
for clients with absolute
security. Collection of interest and principal undertaken.
Corresp< mdence  solicited.
]. }. Banfield
607   Hastings St. W.,
VANCOUVER,      -      B. C.
j.j acres of ootid soil, with
2 acres cleared, close to R.
R. station and 3 miles from
11. C. E. P. on good road.
Price $125.00 per acre
Terms, one-quarter cash
and the balance over 2 years.
Mark & Go
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 goo 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
Dr. Joseph Parker once said of a
very insignificant looking Church of
England Bishop: "Hut you should se<
him with his things on."
To the greatest "f ecclesiastics
there is another side,—a funny side—
and  that   is  at  linns    tin     side    that
saves the situation.
Tin- funny side of General Conference is obvious, the consideration
UUy In- awful, hut we must laugh nr
die and even ministers are more ready
to laugh than they arc to die
A delegate coming over was heartily greeted by a fellow delegate who
said: "J know your father, he lives in
 ." And the reply was, "I'm  sorry
tu  say  my  father's in  heaven."
The trip from aneouver to Victoria
on Saturday came up to everyone's
expectations. One very influential
delegate uf the I!. C. Conference had
hard work In keep his from coming
uj) past that point. He was advised
to rest flat on his back to save the
situation and his 75 cent dinner. Latest advices arc that he was successful.
The life of the delegates is already
so strenuous that the consequences
are beginning to be serious. On the
very first day in response to the earnest appeal of a reverend brother, the
General Superintendent ruled the
whole General Conference out of order.
The secrets of the committee rooms
arc sacred, but one from the Itinerary
Committee is too good to let go.
A lay delegate pleaded that the
pastoral term be not lengthened, but
if possible shortened, as his mission
received men who were left over.
What WILL Conference do?
Young  and   green   delegate   lo   old
and  tried veteran:—Mr.  !  is  it
Doctor? "No brother, I'm a plain
Methodist preacher." It was so honest but so obvious.
The Postmaster needs an assistant,
but he says the work needs brains
and so he must needs work on alone.
There is a wicked Irishman at Conference; it's serious to be near him.
He was heard to say of a delegate
whose stature does not match his
earnestness: "If that man were to
shave you'd never (ind him."
Thursday Evening,  Aug.  18th
Meeting of Committees:
Group  A, X to 9.
Group Ii, 9 to 10.
Friday Afternoon, Aug. 19th
' Opening exercises.
Routine   Business.
Reports of Committees.
Report   of  Business   Committee.
4.30- Meeting of Eastern Confer-
ence Delegation re Supernumerary
Fund      I Par.   486.)
4J0— Meeting ot Western Conference   Delegation    re    Superannuation
Fund.   (Par. 426.)
Friday Evening, Aug. 19th
Meeting of Committees:
Group A, 8 to 9.
Group I!, 9 to 10.
Saturday Morning, Aug. 20th
Meeting   of   Committees:—Groups
A, B, C, D.
Saturday Afternoon, Aug. 20th
Opening exercises.
Routine Business.
Reports of Committees.
Report of Business Committee.
agrees with it) by the Chairman, who
shall also give such information regarding it as may be required,
(b) No. 34 be repealed.
(3) That the Rules of Order, as
hereby amended, be the Rules of
Order of the General Conference.
T. ALBERT MOORE, Secretary.
A. CARMAN, Chairman.
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., LL.D.,
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D.,
Recommendations of Agenda
(Vide page 57, Agenda)
1. That all Reports of Boards,
Committees, etc., together with the
Memorials, Resolutions and Notices
of Motions, as printed or tabulated in
the Agenda, be referred to the Committees of the General Conference as
herein indicated.
2. That a typewriter shall be under the direction of the Secretary of
Conference. The Minutes and all Reports of Committees to be typed in
3. That, instead of a written Journal, there shall be kept on file the
Minutes of Sessions as confirmed,
and reports of Committees as adopted. Also, the pages of the printed
Journal shall be printed two to a
page, on ledger paper, and these
bound in a loose leaf ledger shall
form the official and permanent journal of the Conference.
4. That Rules of Order (Appendix
VI. of the Discipline) be amended:
(a) No. 4 be amended by adding
the following: Unless otherwise directed, the Report of a Committee
shall be read by its Secretary, and
its  adoption   moved   (unless  he  dis-
Rev. A.  Carman, D.D., LL.D.,
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D.,
Rev. A. Carman, D.D., LL.D.,
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D.,
John N. Lake, Esq.,
Rev.  T.  Albert   Moore,   D.D.,
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General  Conference  Proceedings
An   Afternoon of Deputations—Eloquent   Address by
Premier McBride
Tin- deputation from Ministerial
Association wu introduced by Rev.
T.   L   Holling,  B.A.
ReV. \\ Leslie Clay, MA. ;>d-
dressed the Conference, bringing the
greetings oi the ministers oi the city.
Making ■ sly allusion to Rev. A,
EL Roberta, the speaker said:
• He's little bul he ■ wi*c.
He's a terror for Ins size,
Ami be doesn't advertise."
"Do you Bobs?"
It is no small honour to me to
bring t" you the greetings oi the
ministers of the city to bid you wel-
come. . ...
The Premier of the Province will
address you: the Mayor will give to
vim the freedom of the city ami nisi nut his Chief of Police to look
after you. 1 greet you as companions in arms. We Rive you B Hearty
welcome and greet you as brethren
in the Lord. We greet you as those
who bring to us men who bring to us
truth as viewed from another mind.
He spoke of the sane, stimulating
and delightful sermon of Dr. S. I'.
Rose in his own church on Sabbath
last and feared that his people would
readily consent to inviting Dr. Rose
to the Presbyterian Church, He remarked that the doctor preaches well,
looks well and feels well in a gown.
The address of the Superintendent as
a speech from the throne foreshadows
great problems for the Conference
and the solution your jury will have
bounds of this Conference. The Min-
wcight and effect far beyond the
isterial Association prays that upon
you may rest the blessing of the
Holy   Spirit.
Reply of Dr. Carman
This Conference has a joy in this
fraternity. We joy that you are set
as faithful watchmen on the walls of
Victoria. We joy in your hospitality, your beautiful city, your solti-
brious air and you ought to be Rood
men and if you are not there must
be a fault somewhere.
Civic Deputation
His Worship Mayor Morley headed
the deputation from the city. He
read a message from the City Council in which there was an expression
that honour had been brought to the
city by the coming of the Conference.
The Mayor added a brief address of
his own, cordially welcoming the Conference to the city. "We have an efficient police force and the Conference will be well watched," he said.
"1 extend to you the full freedom of
the city. We hope you may carry
away an idea that we are a city of
friendly and of pure instincts. There
is need for improvement and we hope
it will come. We hope you will so
love our icty that you will come back
to live with us."
Dr. Carman's  Reply
We'd like to hear from all, your
Worship,' whom you have brought
with you, but we are far from home
and time is limited. I congratulate
you on your beautiful and enterprising city and hope you may share in
the gratitude of immigration coming
to this  western land.
The Premier
The Honourable Premier McBride
being introduced, delivered a most
eloquent  address:
"I have never answered a summons
so gladly in my life as that given to
me by Rev. T,  E.  Holling," he said.
"British Columbia never had a better citizen nor Canada a better man
than Ebenezer Robson, There is no
more vigorous or energetic section of
ihe people of this country than the
"Pioneer work of the Methodist
Church is well known to us. The
name of Crosby is known all over
Canada front the home town to Halifax by Ihe sea." The premier referred
to the splendid work done in Columbian College and the energetic work
.it .111 old friend, Mr. D. "S. Curtis,
in connection therewith. The premier
referred in feeling terms of the late
Dr. Potts anil Dr. Sutherland. In
the demise of John Potts Canada sustained an almost irreparable loss, and
in like strain might I refer to Dr.
Sutherland, always a friend of British Columbia.
Your. work, reaches, beyond the
Methodist. Communion. You. work
not for the Methodist Church but for
Canada, f saw it in the broad expansive outlook of your General Superintendent in his recent address.
Tlie conditions in Western Canada
are wonderful in their resourcefulness. We have everything here that
may be called for. In lands, mines,
timber, fishery, waterways, climate,
scenery. A heritage not for Canadians but for humanity although we
would specialize the Britisher as the
one capable of bearing the responsibility  of  citizenship.
The Premier referred to the many
kindnesses received at the hands oi
Dr. Chown. He is an earnest, affable,
manly man.
Dr. Carman
You  od  us great  honour  with  your
responsible   position   in   the  government of the country, in coming to us.
W. M. S. Deputation
Delegation from W. M. S. was introduced by Dr. Shore and consisted
of Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Betts, Mrs.
Adams. Mrs. Sipprell, Mrs. Watson.
Mrs. Jackson read an admirable address. In it was expressed the
struggle of the years of the Woman's Missionary Society, but rejoiced in the success of a healthy
kind that had come. It expressed
the debt of gratitude to the General
Board for its unswerving loyalty. It
plead for consideration of the resolutions which would come before the
Conference from the W. M. S. and
that so far as possible they be recognized. They came not only in the
spirit of Christian chivalry but also in
the spirit of humility. We want every
woman in the church in the W.M.S.,
but such is as yet only ideal. We
want to launch an education policy
that will start a missionary spirit
among the young people in our Sab
bath Schools. Woman's work for woman is fundamental and only woman
can reach woman. We come not as
rivals but in a spirit of co-operation.
We bring our deepest tribute to the
memory of Dr. Sutherland, the
founder of our Society. His life is
victorious because il inspired us to
attempt great things. We rejoice in
the vision of the Layman's Missionary Movement and in the impetus
given thereby to Missions. The best
days lie at hand because Christ's people control  the resources of God.
The ermarkable increase of the Society during the quadrenniiim was a
cause of great rejoicing. We have
built ten new buildings, sent twelve
missionaries to Japan and eight to
China, and we have forty-nine work
ers in Canada. Though Mrs. Treble
of Toronto we have opened a Household Science School in Tokio, and
following this there was given a detailed outline of the magnanimous
work being done throughout all Canada. We intend to take our full
share in the evangelization of the
world. Were we needed 28 years ago
then are we more infinitely needed
now. In these days of prosperity
and privilege are many temptation.''
and we must stand to save our Canadian women. Before we can proclaim Christ we must live Christ.
God is working His purpose out.
From Mast to West goes forth His
voice. Lei us march on in the
strength of God with the banner of
His truth unfurled. And the earth
shall be filled with the glory of God
as the  waters cover  the  sea.
Transcript  of  Minutes
Tuesday, August 16th, 1910, Conference resumed at 2.30 p.m., the Rev.
A. Carman, D.D., General Superintendent, in the chair. Devotional exercises were conducted by Rev. J. A.
Rogers,   D.D.
The minutes of the third session
were  read  and confirmed.
The request that the report of the
Church Relief bund Committee be received on Friday afternoon was referred to the  Business Committee.
Communication from J. I. Staples
was received and the first part was
referred to the Committee on Local
Preachers, the second part to the
Committee  on   Missions.
A request that the time for receiving the deputation from the Women's
Christian Temperance Union be
changed lo a later date was referred
lo the   Business  Committee.
Communication from Henry Howes
re photograph of General Conference, was referred to the Business
Communication from Missionaries
in Japan was referred to Committee
on Missions.
Communication from Judge McLaren, convenor of Home Mission
Committee, was referred to Committee on   Missions.
Communication from Rev. T. A.
Moore, was referred to the Committee  on   Sabbath  Observance.
The Memorial concerning the formation of Joint Boards, from St.
Mary's   Official   Board,   was   referred
to  the  Committee  on   Discipline   No.
The     Memorial     re     Educational
Grant   to   llamstead   College   was   referred to Committee on  Education.
The Memorial from Rev. R. X.
Powell concerning change of name
of Department of Temperance, Prohibition and Moral Reform, was referred   to   the   Committee  on   Tem
perance, Prohibition and Moral Reform.
The Memorial from Rev. R. N.
Powell re Ordination Bible was referred to the Committee on Book
and  Publishing  Interests.
The Communication from  Rev.  E.
D. McLaren, D.D. Superintendent of
Missions for Presbyterian Church,
concerning Co-operation on Home
Missions was referred to Committee
on  Missions.
The Memorial from Montreal
North District re Church Federation,
was referred to the Committee on
Church Union: also one from same
District on subject of Church Union,
was referred to Committee on Church
The Memorial from John Donogh,
Esq., Toronto, concerning City Mission, was referred to the Committee
on Missions.
The Memorial from Rev. S. T.
Bartlett, re Annual Conference Sunday School Committee, was referred
to Committee on Epworth Leagues
and  Sunday  Schools.
The Memorial re Church Finance,
from P. E. BUtchart, Ks'q., of Edmonton, was referred to the Committee on Memorials.
The Memorial by Rev. J. W. Coo-
ley re amendments to the Constitution of the Educational Society, was
referred to the Committee on Education.
The Memorial of Rev. J. W. Coo-
ley, of Hamilton Conference, re Assessments for superannuation Fund
The Memorial of the Executive
Committee of the Department of
Temperance Prohibition and Moral
Reform, re changes in constitution of
that Department, was referred to the
Committee on Sociological Questions.
The Memorial from Rev. J. S. Williamson, D.D., re fastings was referred to Committee on Discipline
No. 1.
The Memorial from Rev. .1. H.
Oliver, re paper for Saskatchewan,
was referred to the Book and Publishing Committee.
The Memorial concerning higher
criticism, from Rev. S. Bond, was
referred to the Committee on Education.
The Memorial re marriages on Indian reservations, was referred to the
Committee on Sociological Questions.
The Memorial re franchise for Indian Missionaries was referred to
Committee  on  Civil   Rights.
The Memorial from Rev. II. W.
Crews, B.A., concerning the constitution of the Sustentation Fund, was
referred to the Sustentation Fund
Moved by Rev. T. Marshall and
seconded by J. R. Inch, Esq., LL.D.,
That the Representatives from the
three Eastern Conferences shall constitute the Supernumerary Fund
Comiiittee fot this Conference.—Carried.
A communication was read front
Rev. Robert Campbell, Convenor of
the Committee on Correspondence of
the Presbyterian Church in Canada,
stating that the Rev. John Campbell,
Ph.D., the Rev. W. L. Clay, B.A..
and Thornton Fell, Esq., all of Victoria, had been appointed to present
lo the General Conference the fraternal greetings of the Presbyterian
Church. This was referred to tile
Business   Committee.
Moved by Rev. Dr. R. Young. D.
D.. seconded by Rev. E. B. Rryck-
man, D.D., that the Nominating
Committee be instructed to nominate
a Committee on fraternal Delegations to arrange for ihe reception
of fraternal visitors.—Carried.
Committees Organized
__ Reports of the organization of
Committees in Group B C D as follows:
Group B
Book and Publishing—Chairman,
Rev. R. X. Bums, D.D.: Secretary,
W. J.  Waugh.
Conference Boundaries—Chairman,
Rev. John Saunbv, B.A.: Secretary,
Rev. A.  R. Aldridge, B.A.
Discipline Xo. 2—Chairman, Rev.
D. W. Snider; Secretary, F. E
Education—Chairman, Hon. Justice
Maclaren; Secretary, Rev. S G
Bland, D.D.
Sunday School and Epworth
League—Chairman, Rev. A. C Crews
D.D.;   Secretary. J.  R.  L. Starr, B.A.
Superannuation Fund — Chairman,
Rev. Alf. Brown; Secretary, C. II.
C. Fortner.
Supernumerary Lund—(See Special
Temperance, Prohibition and Moral
Reform—Chairman, Rev. S. P Rose
D.D.; Secretary, W. G. Hunt.
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(By   Dr.   Lagan)
(Continued from previous  Issue)
Transmission   of   Consumpeitn
Briefly,  such is us history outside
the body,    and    experience    tells us
...hen   it   enter-,   the   human   System   a
miliar   life   history   may   be   noted.
U   the   body   into   which   the   germ
•.lined entrance is nol debilitated
hereditary  weakness, by  tickn
worry, by over-work of body or
mindi by sleeping in rooms or working  in  places  over-crowded   and  in
which    the    nir    it  nut    sufficiently
changed and purified by the entry of
fresh air and sunlight, by unreasonable   excesses,   there   is   small    likcli-
,    unlet!    the    exposure    is    eon
tinned, that  Ihe germ  will  live or be
ComC active   in   such  a  body,   while  nil
In   other   hand   the   presence   nf  any
oi the above conditions together with
the  presence   of   the  germ,   may   lead
I,, the development of the disease.
There are two main ways through
which the germ usually finds an entrance,—by breathing or by swallowing.    1  will now briefly refer to each.
The means of entry of the animal
Liui is most usually through milk.
butter or cream. The stomach and
intestines of adults are not so liable
tn admit the germ lo the system as
children. For children there is great
danger, and while it is but right that
tin demand for pure milk be pressed,
yet it must be remembered that the
milk supplied to children may by
pasteurization be rendered harmless
as a consumption carrier. In saying
this I must not be misunderstood as
advocating that all dairy requirements are met b ythe adoption of pasteurization. I do not think so, but I
dn advance the plea for true pasteurization of milk as it is supplied today for the food of children. By
this means the transference of consumption through milk to children
is checked.
Let us now touch lightly on the
transmission of consumption from
man to man. It is now established
and universally accepted that, in the
sputum, or spit of the consumpitve,
the tubercle bacillus, the germ (the
only cause of the disease) abounds
in countless numbers (one spit eon-
tains millions of germs). When the
sputum dries and is broken up by
■sweeping or other means, the germs
are carried through the air and so
may be lodged in the throat or breathed into the lungs. To realize this,
let it be remembered how small are
these germs. It takes thousands
packed together to be capable of being seen by the naked eye. It will
then   be   easily  understood  how  such
a minute body a- one or two of these
germs attaching themselves to dust
particles may float in the air. In order to fully understand the import
ance of this fact, look at tin- illuminating path of a ray of sunlight passing through a small opening intn a
darkened room. The small dust particle- may be -ecu floating in such
numbers that it can readily be under
itood   bene   impossible   it   is   lo   avoid
breathing them; and when consump
tion   germs,   derived   from   the   spit   ,,i
the   careless   consumptive  are  attach
ed.   il   will   further   be   seen   how   consumption  is  spread, and  why  s,, many
authorities term it a "House Disease."
(To be continued)
To   the   Kd:lor:
Might I have a brief space in your
publication for a f< w words on the
question of race track gambling. It
is cil course well known thai during
recent years most of the states of the
American union have enacted stringent legislation against book-making
or race-track gambling, beginning in
ihe State of New York, under the
leadership of that Christian gentleman, Governor  Hughes, the- wave of
reform    to   suppress    this   evil    swept
across the continent to California,
and it i j tilt- coast to tile Stale of
Washington,    until    the    professional
book maker and his accompanying
gang of I hugs and gamblers had
scarcely a resting place for the sole
of his feet iii all that land. If space
permitted it would be interesting to
describe at length the light these
racing people put up lo prevent the
renomination of Governor Hughes,
how they threatened to spend millions to accomplish his defeat should
he again be made a candidate by his
party, how they would have scared
the leaders of the Republican party
of that slate into selecting some
other candidate but for the intervention of President Roosevelt, who
threatened to lock the White House
and slump the stale against his party,
should ils leaders pusillanimoiisly
yield to the threat of these men, and
how he was renominated and triumphantly re-elected in spite of their most
strenuous opposition.
Driven out of the United States by
the strong arm of the law lliese men
came to Canada. This fair city of
Victoria opened its arms to them and
gave them a warm welcome. Certain
residents of our city organized an association under the name of the Couti-
Iry Club, the management of our exhibition grounds gave lo this Country
Club a live years' lease of these
grounds and our city council of last
year duly approved of this  lease.    It
i- clue to tin- members of that Conn
cil   lo   say   that   in   approving  of  this
Ii ase   tiny   hail   but   little   knowledge
ot the use to be made of the grounds
or 01 tin- men who were to be the
chid actor- in the racing lo In- car-
ried on there. These latter people
all came- from tin- United States. They
came by train loads and steamer
load-, bringing hundreds of racing
horses  and   all  other  equipment   for
rail    track   gambling  in   its   worst   and
1110,1 objectionable forma In their
train came a horde of adventurers,
mali- ami female, some of them with
countenances     suggestive     of     the
rogue's gallery.    About  a clo/c-n  book
makers set up their stalls and for six-
is days tin- saturnalia of robbery and
rascality  went  mi.
At tin- close ni the meet our daily
pap.is published statements sho
that the- affair must have com the
people of this city upwards of $200,-
IHH) in all, in addition to which it was
followed by a long train of sorrow,
wretchedness and ruin. Among the
incidents in connection with this race
meet   which  came to the knowledge
of  the  public   were   the   following:
(1) Two   young   men   employed   in
financial  institutions, used  funds not
their   own,   absconded   and   were   a,
rested    in    New    York.      ('ase-    after-
wards hushed  up.
(2) Several    clerks    employed    in
business houses. used employer's
money on race track, absconded and
still absent from their homes.
(3) Wife, gambled, away, several
thousand dollars, husband's earnings
and savings of years, which was deposited in bank in name of both or
either husband or wife. In this -ase
Ihe husband left the city and his present whereabouts is said to be tin
known  to  wife or  friends.
(4l In Vancouver there were at
bast two suicides believed to be attributable  to losses  on  the   race  track.
When the Miller Hill, which would
have effectually suppressed race track
gambling, was before parliament,
every member of the House of Commons from this province gave it his
most active and loyal support. This
our representatives did kehng that bj
so doing they were expressing tin
sentiments of the people of British
Columbia. But b~r ttie position taken
by certain Eastern representatives
thai bill would have passed and the
laws of Canada would then have been
made as advanced as those of New
York, Kentucky. California and certain other states, in regard to this
evil. On this question Ihe sentiment
of this far western province is in advance of some of the eastern provinces. We therefore humbly ask
our eastern friends who are attending this  Conference  to  see  to  it  that
a sounder and healthier sentiment is
created among the people of their respective provinces, so that their representatives elected to the House 01
Commons may lake their stand alongside those from British Columbia in
wiping from ..ur statutes all legislation which legalizes ibis evil of race
track gambling.
I hi ciimpromisi lull of last -■ --ion
lessens but it docs not abolish the
evil It permits racing with it- ac
companying evils for two periods of
lix day- each, on any one track yearly. By having a certain number of
tracks within reaching distance ami
racing for six days on each the game
can be kept up continuously throughout  the  greater part   of  the  season.
Moreover, if race track ga nbling is
wrong why legalize it for even six
day-: We- do not sanction stealing
or any other evil for a few days.
Again, why should Canada open its
doors to men and women who have
been litterally kicked out of the
United State-- When practices become too rani; for California or
Washington 'hey ought not to find ■
field of operation  here.
Already one meet of six clays' duration has t iken place 'hi.- year and another has 1, -n announc 'I to be held
later. Our e-n_, council of the pre-
-c nt year, having by a majority vote,
refused to take any action in the matter, professedly on the ground that
it is now too late to interfere, it appears that for thre-e- years more the
exhibition grounds, owned by the
city, bought and paid for by the taxpayers' money, are liable to be iiseel
by the aforementioned adventurers
for gambling purposes, unless an
amendment to the Act of last session prevent it .
In view of all these things the
writer raises the Macedonian cry to
our eastern friends now in th's city,
and humbly beseeches them to come
over and  help  us.
1.314 Yates Stint.
Victoria, B.C.
Y. M. C. A.
 (Continued from Page 2)	
Premier McBride, stepping to the
stone intimated that in the stone
were deposited a list of the members of the collecting committee and
an outline of Ihe history of the institution. He remarked further that the
Association in Victoria had one of
the best secretaries of any society.
Then lapping the stone' with a silver
trowel In; declared the stone to be
well and truly laid. The- ceremony
concluded with the audience singing:
"How Firm a Foundation  Ye Saints
of   the    Lord."   followed   by   the   National    Anthem.
The Famous
Tie-ri- are manj beautiful spots
in itritixii Columbia, but none
that lias 'in- attraction fur the
■ ■ n \ liltor than tin- far-
famed Chilliwack Valley. The
lovely situation, tie- iplendld
crops and the prosperous (arms
mid homes are productive of the
nlghesl expressions "f wonder ami
Interest from those who see them
1..1 ii,.. nisi time, and it win be
ei pleasure for us tn show you
around if you win come to us ami
«iv sc with tin- advent of tine
electric tram connecting with
Vancouver direct, the Great N'or-
thern Railway, the Canadian Northern Hallway, Chilliwack i.s
emerging from her retired situation ami is being brought into
tie- light of prominence; choice
splits an- being picked up by the.
City business man or Investor
id- country homes, particularly
thus-.- thai arc- bounded by the
many beautiful streams, tin- small
farmer and fruit grower is coming   ill   ami   settling    "II    1"   "I'   to
icre plots, ami tin- Investor is
now fully aware of the possibilities ami the brilliant future ahead
of tin- city ami district nf Chilliwack.
v7e have- mi our lists many
choice and desirable properties,
both In Improved and revenue
producing farms; Improved and
unimproved acreage, ami city property both business or residential
either Improved and bearing revenue "i vacant, and We shall be
happy in answer any inquiry and
Iii   lend   our  new   liirdsi-ye  map  of
Hi.' district, ais'i illustrated book-
ti'i tn anyone asking fur It.
a connection nf 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
it  your disposal.
Bent & Goodland
J. Howe Bent
H. T.  Goodland
ileal  Estate   Agents,   Conveyancers,   Valuators,  ami   Financial  Brokers,   etc.
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Area—395,000 square miles, or 252,800,000 acres.
Coast-line—7,000 miles.
Forest and Woodland—182,000,000 acres.
Population (estimated)—280,000, exclusive of Asiatics.
The whole of British Columbia south of 52 degrees and east of the Coast Range
is a grazing country up to 3,500 feet, and a farming country up  to 2,500
feet, where irrigation is possible.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S trade has increased by overnineteen million dollars in four
BRITISH COLUMBIA fisheries, one hundred and fourteen million dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA forests produce over twelve million dollars annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has millions of acres of paper-making material undeveloped.
BRITISH   COLUMBIA   farms   and   orchards   produce   over   eight   million   dollars
BRITISH COLUMBIA has immense deposits of iron ore awaiting development.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S coal deposits are the most extensive in the world.
The  Kootenay coalfields alone arc capable of yielding ten million tons of coal
a year for seven thousand years.
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S area of standing timber is the largest and mosi   compact
iii 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—arc  the
finest in the world.
BRITISH  COLUMBIA  fruit  has  won  the  highest  awards  at  exhibitions  in   Great
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BRITISH COLUMBIA'S liabilities over assets are decreasing at the rate of over one
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The most profitable field for investment in the known world.
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Millions of acres of the finest timber in the world.
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Inexhaustible quantities of salmon, halibut, cod, herring, and other fish,
Many  thousands  of acres  of land  producing all   the  hardier  fruits,  as   well  as
peaches, grapes, apricots, melons, nuts, etc.
Splendid pasture ami high prices fot   butter, milk, and cream.
Fair wages and a reasonable working day.
A cash home market fur poultry and eggs at big prices.
Large' profits from mixed farming and vegetable growing,
Three hundred thousand square miks ol unprospected mineral-bearing country,
An infinite variety of fame animals, big and small, game fishes and game birds
Magnificent   scenery.   .
Good hotels.
Well-equipped trains.
Palatial  steamships.
A healthful climate.
I nspiring 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 oi civilised life.
Health, peace, contentment, and happiness.
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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:
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329 Pender St., W
Phone 6015
Rev* R* F* Stillman ws venaMes St., Vancouver
Wholesale Grocers
Corner Water and Abbott Sts. VANCOUVER, B.C.
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Residence Telephone 122
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