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Array (Seneral Conference 3)ail£ JBulletin
Devoted Specially to the Proceedings of the General Conference Session of the Methodist Churcl)
Vol. I. No. 7
VICTORIA, B. C, AUGUST 22, 1910
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE—50 cents lor Ihe
complete   series.      5 cents   per   copy.
Conference Echoes of the Past Week
A General Conference in Victoria in
the Pacific Province! The long cherished
wish of British Columbia Methodism!
The dream of many a Methodist in the
F.ast! An accomplished fact! Such is
ihe picture on which our eyes rest. Two
things are certain: The General Conference needed British Columbia. There
i.s not a solitary delegate and not a visitor
hut who will go back to his home with
a larger vision of Canada and a broader
conception of the opportunity that is open
to the Methodist Church in this great and
growing West. British Columbia needed
ihe General Conference. Such a meeting
cannot but give a mighty impetus to the
work of the Church in every department.
As the meeting of the General Conference
in Winnipeg in 1902 gave Methodism a
mighty boon in the Middle West, so the
sessions of this the largest Conference
yet held will prove a great blessing to the
cause of Methodism throughout the en-
lire Province.
The number of new faces everywhere
and" in every delegation is a striking feature of this Conference. We were told
on reliable authority that out of the 320
delegates attending, 165 were not member! four years since in Montreal. This
statement led to a closer analysis, when
it was found that this was a marked feature of every Conference delegation.
London Conference, for example, out of
20 ministers, sends 12 who were not at
the last Conference.. Montreal sends 8
out of 20 who are new men, while British Columbia heads the list with 6 out of'
8 ministers who never sat in a General
Conference. A still larger percentage of
the lay delegates are new men. Nova'
Scotia being especially radical. Ten out
of her 11 lay delegates are legislating for
the first time in  a General Conference.
This is a sufficient argument in favour
of retaining the present method of electing delegates if the introduction of new
blood be the desire.
The fraternal delegates from across the
sea gave us a breeze that was most refreshing. It seemed a pity that it was
all crowded in one service. There was
enough for two. The British Wesleyan
delegate gave us a picture of what we
Rev. James Turner
Beloved  Pioneer  Methodist preacher
in all the "Upper Country" of
B. C. and the Yukon.
d often wished to see and hear. A true
ethodist orator from the Old Land, his
atment of the relation of Pantheism
practical life as illustrated by his ex-
rience in India, made a profound im-
:ssion and placed the so-called New
eology  in a  rather  unenviable   light.
The Conference would gladly listen to
pressed with the ability and native born
eloquence of Mr. Brecken. He had a difficult task but with Irish pluck went at it
and won a splendid victory.
The unique feature of the Conference
was the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier on
Thursday.    That his reception was cor-
tributed by the Sunday Schools of the
Church be paid to the Treasurer of the
W. M. S.
The Conference appreciated most highly the kindness of .Mr. and Mrs. Spencer
in throwing open their beautiful home
and spacious grounds to the delegates
and  their friends on  Friday.     It  was  a
Residence of Mr. J. T. Pidwell,
where the Pioneer Band of Methodist Ministers to B. C. were entertained
on  arrival—Dr.   Robson standing in front.
dial goes without saying. It showed the
broad and catholic spirit of the man and
being utterly devoid of political significance, marks a new experience in a
Methodist Conference. That sunny smile
of which one hears so much was visible
in its broadest form. His words: "The
business of the Church is the welfare of
the whole human race, while the business
of the Statesman is the prosperity of the
nation," were worthy of the man. His
reference to the influence of the Methodist Church in producing good clean citizens was no mere passing compliment.
The crush at the reception was interesting. It was rather unfortunate that the
General Superintendent of the Methodist
Church was not permitted to pay his respects without being compelled to endure
the strain of such a crush.
The debate on the extension of the pas-
toral term revealed no new arguments on
either side. • If. as one layman argued, the
average preacher can tell all he knows in
a four-year term, it would seem as if the
average layman and that one in particular can produce no new argument in four
years against the extension of the term.
Some of the speeches were reproductions
of the old material used in Montreal four
years since and Delegate Gibson revamped the oration he made in Winnipeg
eight years ago. He evidently imitates
the example of the preachers he is so
fond of describing who turn the barrel
upside down every term. The laymen,
however, do not seem to want their
preachers longer than four years at a
time and they must be the judges.
There are some exceptions to this rule
that ought to be considered.
The visit of Mrs. Jackson of Winnipeg will be remembered as one of the
most pleasing incidents of the Conference. Her presentation of the work of
the W. M. S. was most satisfactory. It
was only to be expected that her visit
to this Missionary Committee would
have the desired effect of leading that
body to recommend the Conference to
grant her request, viz.: "That a sum not
exceeding 20 per cent, of the amount con-
most gracious act but just such as anyone
who knows the honoured host and hostess would expect. The Methodism of
Victoria is giving a splendid time to the
delegates. It was promised, expected,
and is being fulfilled.
The flood-tides of oratory will be transferred from the Committee room to the
Conference   arena   next   week.     Let us
Mr. J. T. Pidwell,
who met the Pioneers on arrival in
Victoria, Feb. 13th. 1859, and entertained them at his home.
hope that every speaker will try and remember what others have said and not
take time to repeat. By that method
business will be much expedited. Argument loses power when repeated Miore
than twice.
TWO OF A KIND
Tn a number of instances one familv
has furnished two or more members to
the General Conference delegation.
Rev. T. Albert Moore, D.D., the Secretary, and H. P. Moore, Chairman of the
Business Committee, are brothers. Prof.
J. B. Reynolds, of the Ontario Agricultural College. Guelph, is a cousin bv
marriage.
Rev. Dr. Briggs, the genial and successful Book Steward, and Mr. A. W.
Briggs. barrister, Toronto, are father and
son.
Rev. Dr. Hazelwood, Toronto, and Mr.
R. M. Hazelwood, Clifford, are brothers.
Rev. A. C. Crews, D.D., editor of the
Sunday School publications, and Rev. H.
Old  Pandora  Avenue  Church
Commenced  in   1859—Dr.   E.   Evans,
Pastor.
law to Rev. Geo. Payne, Hunt's Harbor,
Newfoundland. (Mr. Arthur Mews, of
St. Johns, is son-in-law of Hon. Mr.
Woods).
Rev. C. E. Crowell. B.A.. Canso, N.S.
and Mr. M. O. Crowell, Halifax, are
brothers.
W. Crews, M.A., Berlin, are brothers.
(Rev. J. S. Ross, D.D., is a brother-in-
law).
Rev. J. W. Sparling, D.D., President
of Wesley College. Winnipeg, and Rev.
W. H. Sparling, D.D., Brockville, are
brothers. (Rev. Dr. Wm. Sparling, Montreal, is a cousin J.
Mr. R. W. Clarke, Millbrook, and D.
W. H. Clarke, Lindsay, are brothers, belong to the same district and headed the
poll in the election of lay delegates to
General Conference at Bay of Quinte
Conference.
Re.v. Dr. Thomas Manning, London,
and Rev. H. M. Manning, Whitby, are
brothers. (Rev. C E. Manning of the
Mission Rooms is a brother). (Mr. J. A.
M. Aikins is their cousin).
Rev. C. E. Bland, D.D.. of Montreal,
and Rev. S. G. Bland, D.D., of Alberta
College, Edmonton, are brothers.
Dr. A. D. Watson, Toronto, and Mr
H. H. Shaver, J.P., Cooksville, are
brothers-in-law.
Mr. Ambrose Kent, Toronto, is father-
in-law of Rev. T. E. E. Shore, B.D.
Rev. Dr. Chown, General Secretary of
the Department of Temperance and
Moral Reform, and Mr. W. W. Chown,
of Edmonton, are cousins.
Rev. W. K. Hagar, B.A., of Colling-
wood, and Mr. J. H. Hagar, of Hagars-
ville, are cousins.
Rev. W. J. Ford, LL.D., of Watford,
and Rev. J. E. Ford, of Clinton, are
brothers.
Rev. G. W. Henderson, of Peterboro,
and Mr. E. S. Hunt, of Lambeth, are
brothers-in-law.
Rev. J. S. Williamson, D.D., of Niagara Falls, is uncle to Rev. W. P. Dyer,
D.D., President of Albert College, Belleville.
Rev. W. A. Cooke, D.D., of Winnipeg,
and Mr. J. A. M. Aikins, are brothers-in-
law.
Rev. W. T. Shaw, D.D., President of
Wesleyan Theological College, Montreal,
is father-in-law to the son of Rev. J.'
Cooper Antliff, D.D., Acton.
The Hon. H. J. B. Woods, Postmaster-
General of Newfoundland, is brother-in-
I
I GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
General Conference Dailp
Bulletin
Devoted specially to the Proceedings
of the  General  Conference  of
The   Methodist   Church,
August,  1910.
JOHN P.  HICKS
Editor
SNAP SHOTS
(By Observer)
There are at least two mayors of
Ontario cities inattendance at the
Conference, .Mr. W. S. Dingman of
Stratford, and Mr. Chas. Austin of
Chatham. Mayor Dingman is editor
of the Stratford Herald, and is an
experienced musician, having been a
church organist for nearly thirty
years. Mayor Austin is a successful
merchant in Chatham, and Superintendent of Park Street Sunday School.
* *   *
Everybody knows Mr. Joseph Gibson of Ingersoll, the famous temperance advocate. Forty years ago he
championed the prohibition cause,
and night after night met Mr. E.
King Dodds in debate. In the opinion of the audience Gibson never
came out second best. He is still in
the ring and takes an active part in
local  option  campaigns.
* *    *
Mr. J. W. Knox is a member of the
firm of Lyman, Knox & Co., wholesale druggists of Montreal, and is
superintendent of Douglas Sunday
School. He is a quiet, unassuming
man   who  thinks   a  great  deal,   and
talks very little.
* *    *
The Conference consists of 320
delegates, of whom 146 are members
for the first time. This would seem
to be about the right infusion of new-
blood.
* *   *
The advantage of re-electing an efficient Secretary is seen in the splendid work of Rev. T. Albert Moore.
There could scarcely be an improvement on the systematic and painstaking way in which his duties are performed.
* *   *
Rev. Wm. Sparling, D.D., is the
giant of the Conference. He is a
big man in every way, and is in such
demand that the Board of Dominion
Church, Ottawa., has invited him to
become    their    pastor    three    years
hence.
* *    *
Rev. Jas. Woodsworth, D.D., is the
man who represents our church in
England in the selection of young
men for our ministry. He has shown
wonderful judgment in the choice
which he has made as evidenced by
the splendid success of the probationers chosen.
* *   *
One of the Nova Scotia Conference
delegates has the rather solemn name
of "Coffin." Strange to say he is just
about the merriest member of the
delegation, and no one enjoys a good
laugh more than he. His friends are
glad to know that he is rapidly recovering from the accident which befell him at Winnipeg.
ANNIVERSARY SERVICES YESTERDAY
Hicks, marking their promotion to
the Adult Bible Class. And this was
followed by a few earnest words from
Sergt.-Major Wright, R.E., the Bible
Class teacher.
In Ihe evening another able and
lucid discourse was delivered by Rev.
J. C. Switzer, B.A., of Brandon, Manitoba. The text was taken from
I.uke 15. Mr. Switzer found the key
to the parable of the Prodigal Son in
the opening words: "A certain man
had two sons." The "certain man"
was God, one of the sons was the
Church and the other the world, and
it illustrated for us (1) The Relation
of the World to God; (2) The Relation of God to the world; and (3)
The Relation of the Church to the
World. If Ihe Prodigal was the
world then the world went away
from God—all away from God are
backsliders. Why did the world go
away? How did the world fare in
going away? Noting the Relation of
God to the world it was pointed out
how the father not only showed
boundless mercy but recognized the
filial and personal rights of the
son notwithstanding his prodigality.
Touching the third point—The Relation of the Church to the World—
the speaker pointed out that the elder
son at least let the younger one go
—perhaps drove him away, and did
not want to see him back. The
Church's attitude to the World is often the same.
During the day the children sang
special hymns taught them by Mrs.
Boyden and Miss Rowe. and the hall
had been tastefully decorated with
flowers by Mrs. Tiller, Mrs. Parkinson and the young aldies. The report of the Secretary was gratifying to the young superintendent, Mr.
T. Bailey, who is a son of the first
superintendent of the school (now,
alas! no more), and all voted the day
a happy event.
Sunday School Anniversay Services
were held at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home August 21st, under favourable circumstances and proved a
good success.
In the morning a sermon was
preached by Rev. J. C. Speer, D.D., of
Toronto, former pastor of Metropolitan Church, Victoria. Many of Dr.
Speer's old friends took advantage of
the opportunity and came out to hear
him. His subject was the lad with
the five loaves and two fishes and the
feeding of the multitude. In the
hands of such a resourceful and
florid speaker as Dr. Speer the narrative was beautifully adapted to the
juvenile audience and good lessons
were imparted which will have permanent effect upon the young lives.
In the afternoon Rev. Principal
Sipprell addressed the children in an
intensely interesting manner, basing
his remarks upon the text: "Worship
God in the Beauty of Holiness." The
emphasis was laid upon the wprj
"beauty," and the plea was this should
be sought on all sides of life. As
usual it is impossible to give a fair
idea of Dr. Sipprell's eloquent utterances without a practically verbatim
report, but old and young were alert
to every word.
After his address Rev. J. P. Hicks
on behalf of the school presented a
Bible each to Miss May Bowden, Edward S. Bailey ("Ted"), and Vincent
DELEGATES INVITED
The members of the local W. C. T.
U., Victoria, extend to the visiting
members of the Union, a hearty invitation to attend a reception to be
held at the W. C. T. U. Mission on
Store Street at 3 o'clock on Thursday, 25th inst. All ladies will be
welcome.
MRS. J. S. McADAM,
Acting President, pro tern.
BISHOP HONDA'S
ADDRESS
(Continued from Last Issue)
Dr. Honda next said a few words
as to the status of Christianity in
Japan at the present time.
Even under the Imperial regime
there was bitter persecution in the
earlier years. But to-day every Japanese pleases himself as to what he
worships. Religious freedom is guaranteed by the Imperial Constitution
in unmistable terms. Foreign missionaries have full liberty to preach
and teach the Gospel in every part
of the land.
Because of the writings of certain
people not interested in missions an
unfavorable impression as to the results of missionary labor has been
created.
There are in Japan 255 married
missionaries, 76 unmarried lady missionaries and 269 unmarried men.
As for the Rom.an Catholics, there
are 152 men and 214 nuns, and Greek
Catholics.
There are 566 ordained ministers of
the Protestant Church, 33 Roman
Catholics, and 38 of the Greek Orthodox Church; making a total of 637.
There are 3gi native Bible women
of the Protestant Church.
In all, the total number of Protestant Workers in Japan is 2,452 and it
is safe to say that the members of
the Protestant Church number at the
present time 100,000.
The number of organized churches
is 579 of which 178 are entirely self-
supporting, and beside these there
are preaching-places.
Outside of the Church proper there
are 78 Y. M. C. A.s whose members
number 4,250.
There are, in Tokyo, 6,000 Chinese
students and 600 Korean Students and
for these there are associations and
the men in charge are from the respective fields.
The Y. W. C. A.s number 17 with
a membership of 1,300.
There are 72 W. C. T. U.s with
3,100 members; and the Salvation
Army musters 104 officers and workers.
These figures prove the vitality of
the Christian Church in Japan.
Beneficent institutions are also well
to the fore; and the spirit of broad
and intelligent toleration that pervades Japan at  the present  time is
well exemplified by the attitude taken
by His Majesty the Emperor and the
Crown Prince in that they have given
unmistakable proof of their appreciation of the good work done in these
institutions and that notwithstanding their intimate connection with
missionary work.
In 1905 His Majesty and the Crown
Prince donated $5,000 to the fund of
the great Okayama Orphanage. And
again in 1904 the same sum was contributed to the Y.M.C.A. in recognition of the successful work of the
secretaries among the soldiers in
Manchuria during the late war.
Another case that might be mentioned is a donation of 1,000 yen to
Mr. Hara's Home for Prisoners. An
analysis of Mr. Hara's careful records
show that over 80 per cent, of the
inmates have been restored to a life
of usefulness.
This favor that has been shown is
altogether irrespective of denominational and sectarian differences.
There are in Japan seven Methodist bodies, four Presbyterian, three
Congregational, Baptist, and, in the
Bishop's own words, "I am s rry to
say, the Church of the Latter Day
Saints."
A comparison of the present status
of Christianity in Japan with that of
the struggling infant church of 38
years ago entered by Bishop Honda
two months after its inception, shows
an inspiring advance. Then the laws
against Christianity were still in force,
but to-day Christian officers are found
in the Army and Navy and there are
many Christians among the ranks of
the professional men of Japan, the
lawyers, judges, editors and professors, as well as among the members
of Parliament. In the past thirty
years three of the presidents of the
Lower House have been Christians.
Japan and Korea have been brought
together providentially under one
yoke, though the Koreans do not
look at it altogether in that light. As
a native of north Japan refeated by
the southern Japanese in the great
civil war Dr. Honda said that he
could be sympathetic. If Korea cannot stand perfectly independent, then
this is the best for her, and the future
of her people. To quote verbatim, the
Bishop said, "I cannot believe they
would have been helped more along
the lines of modern civilization under
China or Russia; and even as regards
religious freedom I do not think they
could be better off than under the
Constitutional Government of Japan."
Every year the Japanese Government spends over ten million dollars
out of her own pocket on Korea, and
that pocket is not over-well lined.
Before the China-Japan war the
Koreans despised the Japanese and
held to the Chinese. But after the
war everything was changed. They
recognized that Japan's success was
due to Western civilization. Missionaries were at work among them before this, but hitherto they had paid
no attention to them, they considered them as unworthy of their consideration. Now they became convinced of the power of Western
civilization. Then they found the
missionary among them and began to
compare him with their own scholars
and Budhist priests, to the great disadvantage of the latter. They found
the missionaries far superior to their
own people in every way. And as
they either fortunately or unfortunately had practically no religion whatever as compared with the Buddhism
of apan they have come readily to
Christ, and to-day Korea is perhaps
the most prolific mission field in the
world. The people are characterized
by extreme simplicity and obedience.
A very important factor in Korean life, and one that is destined to
be of ever growing importance is
the rapidly increasing Japanese population. The necessity of evangelizing the Japanese in Korea is imperative. Unless the evangelization
of these two peoples can be carried
on simultaneously the progress of
evangelization and her development
generally will be hindered. The
young Methodist Church of Japan is
doing her best to evangelize the Japanese  in  Korea, but  the  task is  by
(Continued  on  Page 7)
August 20th, ;
See Our Gorge Subdivision
Beautiful   Location
District Rapidly Building Up
LARGE DOUBLE LOTS
$500 to $650
J Cash, Balance easy terms
Call any time and we will take you out
TMCKSELL. ANDERSON & CO.,
Broad St. Opp. Colonist Office
To the
Delegates and Visiting Friends
Methodist Conference, 1910
Gentlemen:
MONEY  MAKING
Some men make their money in business, some in stocks,
some by toilsome saving of the daily wage, but we submit to yot
the unquestioned fact that more men have reached a comfortal
competence through the Ownership of Property than in any
other way.
Business requires your sole attention, stocks mean sleeps
nights and days of worry, Property works by itself for you
without your care.
Do not be looking for the IMPOSSIBLE trade, the bargaii
so good, so sure a cinch, that you will never find it.
The man that takes advantage of a fair legitimate trade se
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 I
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 21J
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 willov
This is a very fine section.   Price $12 per acre—$1,920.
640 acres, Lot 877, Section 9, Township 4, 30 to 40 acres arj
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-ha
miles from Telkwa, about one mile from McLure Lake, and
about one and one-quarter miles from 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 cenl
is open with some fallen willow, and some poplar.   Soil is
a black vegetable mould, a portion of it good grazing land.
Price $9 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 Railroa
arrives.   We have personally selected these lands and we are
willing to guarantee any statement made.
ISLAND INVESTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED,
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ieneral Conference
Business
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and the
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GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
SEEING   VANCOUVER
The Observation Car leaves corner of Granville
and Robson streets at 9.30 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m.—a
pleasant trip of two hours through the city.
Interurban cars leave hourly for Steveston. See
the  fishing fleet and the canneries.
Interurban cars leave half-hourly for New
Westminster.
SEEING VICTORIA
The Sight-Seeing Car leaves corner of Government and Yates streets at VI5 a.m. and 2.15 p.m.
daily.
A THREE   HOURS   RIDE
FARE—ROUND TRIP—50c
Car stops over at Oak Bay, The Gorge and Esquimalt, giving time to visit these beautiful places.
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What they say about Vancouver,
British Columbia
WILL BECOME MOST IMPORTANT SUBSTANTIALITY OF VANCOUVER'S
PORT IN THE WORLD GROWTH
Earl Grey-
Vancouver is now the recognized gateway
between the East and the West, the gateway
through' which the double streams of commerce between the Occident and the Orient,
and between Britain and the self-governing
nations of Xew Zealand and .Australia will
flow in ever-increasing volume, until Vancouver shall become, perhaps, the first and most
important port in all the world.
Premier McBride—
Conditions were never better. From the
steamer's deck, as one approaches Vancouver,
the hundreds of new dwellings and huge business blocks that break the skyline are most
striking evidence of Vancouver's wonderful
advancement, and there is such substantiality
about the growth of our commercial metropolis as leaves no question whatever as to the
future in store for that great city.
469Acres
Near Kennedy-
Station
On B. C. E. R. South of
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The Messages From Afar
The General Conference has been
in session for one week and, during
that time, it has heard in pari the
messages in sermon and address from
fraternal delegates from across the
sea and south oi the imaginary line.
It would not be unnatural, when one
considers the present disquietude in
theological matters in the lands from
which these honoured brothren come
and the similar conditions that obtain
in our own land that some curiosity
■was aroused beforehand as to the
type of message they would bring.
It is not to be supposed for a moment
that the bodies sending them to us
made their selection on the basis of
this or that theological shade of
opinion or belief but that they w«T
chosen by them because of their fitness to convey a fraternal greeting
to the Canadian Church. Their sermons and addresses have shown that
the confidence reposed in them was
not misplaced. They have been
strong, faithful presentations, mighty
n the truth contained therein, full of
splendid optimism though frank in
their statement of existing conditions,
and full of confidence in the power
and value of spiritual forces to win
as of yore. This was peculiarly the
note in the address of the delegate
from Irish Methodism who, recognising the annual depletion of Meth-
odistic numbers in Ireland amounting to at least from seven to ei^ht
hundred, which in that land meant
one of their largest congregations,
was able to say, reviewing the fact,
"and yet we grow." These men with
their messages to us have sounded
no note of alarm, face to face with
facts that might depress hearts less
bold, there has been no pessimistic
word of discouragement, and in the
midst of forces operative along lines
that might seem to ignore the church
and almost at times to be in antagonism to the forces of righteousness,
they seem to stand four-square to
every wind, heeding not the gale but
like a rock in mid-ocean their unswerving faith throws off the rising
billows of every possible doubt or
denial, breaking them into harmless
spray.
The Theology of their message i*
refreshing and leads one to again assert: "The foundations of God stand-
eth sure."
"Think of his sublime audacity,"
said a delegate, speaking of the Rev.
Henry Haigh, after the sermon of a
week ago; "a man coming from England across the Atlantic to Victoria
beside the Pacific, to say to a General Conference of the Methodist
Church: "Repent ye for the kimrdem
of heaven is at hand." And is it not
food for thought? After twenty centuries have gone since that message
was proclaimed by "John ni olden
time," during which time empires
have risen and decayed, systems of
philosophy held sway and perished,
social and political upheavals changed
the face of civilization. After more
than a century since the Methodis
Church was founded, today in the
midst of so many new forms of
thought, all claiming to meet the
needs of men and-to interpret the
mind of God better than orthodox
Christianity, the best message the
Mother Church can send to her
daughter across the seas is the message of the Naaareoe and of His
Herald.
"Repent ye, for the Kingdom of
Heaven is at hand." It makes one to
think that our faith has not gone-
far afield and that the ship has not
yet drifted from its divinely marked-
out course. It <s the type of boldness declared in the song of the
Church:
"Should all the forms that men devise
Assault my faith w'th treacherous
art,
I'd call them vanity and lies
And    bind   thy   Gospel   to   my
heart."
Whatever may be said for Theology, new or old, for Criticism, higher
or lower, and their place in modern
thought, one cannot mistake the significance of a message that declares
that much of the New Thought is
but Pantheism, half-baked and undeclared. That it cuts the nerve of responsibility and paralyzes human
progress. That Naturalism impersonates corporations and takes good out
of the thought of men and disturbs
in conscience the sense of responsibility.
One feels safe in a Theology that
emphasises the Incarceration, the
Transfiguration and Crucifixion and
the Resurrection as still the cardinal
realities of human experience, and
the  Divinity  of  Jesus   Christ  seems
to stand sure in the faith of men who
assert that He is not declared as the
generation of a Caesar is declared,
but that in our study of Him we must
regard the Messianic conditions that
environ Jlim, recognise the Divine
dement that is present and that any
explanation of Him that ignores this
Divine element is inadequate, remembering that Jesus Christ will go
wherever the New Testament goes
Bud He will not go where the New
Testament is discredited. It would
be perhaps, a bold assertion to declare
that the messages brought to us are
representative of the old school of
thought or of the new, but there can
be no question of the orthodoxy of
the truth they contain or of the con-
siderative viewpoint taken by each
speaker. In these days when Intel-
lectualism and Culture are almost
deified and where Rationalism is asked to yield supremacy to personal experience it will help those who hold
to the "faith once delivered unto the
saints" to learn that the faith of feeling is quite as solid a basis as the
faith of theory or of natural phenomena. That personal experience, invisible and mysterious as it may seem
to the naturalist, expressing itself to
consciousness in the words familiar
in the Methodist class-meeting: "I
feel like praising God," is philosophically sound and in no way a contravention of the principles of modern
phychology, will come to the heart of
the man of simple faith as a word of
reassurance; he will rejoice to hear
in this day of "science falsely so
called." It sounds like the faith of
our fathers in "prayer," when a man
declares: "I believe that to a heart
filled with the magnetism of the
spirit there come wireless messages
from the htrone of grace, and who
again declares that the earthly life
of Jesus is the segment of a mighty
circle and the humiliation of the
cross and the divine origin of the
Word, the angles of triangulation by
which the faith of men can describe
that circle that reveals the eternal
and unseen realities of God.
Some have wondered why our
brethren did not bring us a message
in which some larger place was given
to Modern Research, to Historical
Criticism and the New Thought. But
why should they? These have no
message for the needs of men. They
are but half-thought-out theories.
Perhaps some day a Divine Wisdom
may flash new revelations along these
wires men are seeking to string on
poles set none too solidly in their
own speculations even as He has
sometimes done in the darkest periods of our moral and intellectual
history, but to our brethren these
days seem not yet to have dawned
and until they do it is theirs to declare to the church a message of saving faith of evangelism and of confidence enduring in the realities of revealed religion.
CONFERENCE DELEGATES "AT
EASE"
After a week's grind in Committees
and General Conference work Saturday afternoon was taken for rest and
recreation. It was necessary nevertheless that an opportunity be given
to put the Church in order for the
Sunday services.
The delegates took advantage of
the respite to see the City and its environments to the best advantage.
Some took trips by observation car
and tally-ho, others by autos and
carriages; a few went fishing with
friends or hosts in the City, and trips
to Seattle and other outside points
were enjoyed by a small quota.
Some of the ladies of the delegation
took advantage of the holiday to pilot
their husbands down to the silk and
curio stores of Chinatown, where they
had previously "spotted" articles of
vertu and value, and with their assistance made ocveted purchases.
A delightful afternoon was spent
by four rinks of bowlers and a number of their friends on the beautiful
lawns of the Victoria Bowling Club
at Beacon Hill Park. In the contest and with the crack Victoria
players the General Conference bowlers put up a keen game, but the hosts
bore the laurels.
Mr. J. R. L. Starr, who skipped
one of the rinks, suggested that if
the contest was to be decided by the
weikht avordupois of the two rinks,
he was sure of victory. The combined weight of his rink, comprising
himself. Hon. Thos. Crawford, Rev.
A. J. Smith and H. P. Moore, was
about 83g pounds, while their Victoria opponents, Messrs. Wood,
Dunn, Coleman and Sherett, weighed
only some 565 pounds.
The reception by Mrs. Snider,
Superintendent of the Oriental Home
on Saturday afternoon was much en
joyed, a large number of the wives
and lady friends of the Conference
delegates being present. The work
of the Home was vividly explained
by Mrs. Snider and the pupils in a
series of exercises gave manifestation
of careful training and efficient supervision.
A large number of the delegates
have cameras with them and Saturday gave line opportunity for getting
desirable snapshots of points of interest in and about Victoria. The
last will be enriched when members
return to their homes with many pictures which will speak forth in silent
praise of the City's innumerable attractions.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
A gathering of unique interest was
held at the home of Edw. E. Hard-
wick, 1863 Oak Bay Avenue, Victoria,
B.C., when a number of the men who
were probationers with the host nearly twenty years ago in the Manitoba
and N. W. Conference, met in a social reunion. The names of those
present were, James Endicott, B.A.,
D.D., missionary from West China;
W. A. Cooke, B.A., D.D.; John Ridd
(and wife), C. H. Cross, J. W. Dickinson (and wife), T. E. Holling, B.A.;
Arthur Barner and T. C. Buchanan
(and wife) who was the host's superintendent at Carberry, Manitoba.
A number of reminiscences were recalled which took the party back over
the years of the past and Jinked them
with the present. After singing the
hymn "Blest Be The Tie That
Binds" and a brief prayer by the
host, whom they insisted in calling
the "Daddy of the boys" the gathering
broke up, thrilled with a sense of a
pleasant reunion, which in all probability will never recur. Great regret was felt at the absence of A. E.
Smith, was was unfortunately in St.
Joseph's hospital, and M. M. Bennett
and R. Milliken, who were unable to
be present.
SQUIBS
The cleanliness of the columns of
our official organ is now assured to
us, for the Editor together with the
genial Secretary of Education and
the obliging Secretary of the British
Columbia Conference disported themselves in the waters of the "Gorge"
on Saturday last.
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A number of the Conference seemed
to enjoy the excursion yesterday on
the Electric Observation car. There
may be some justification for the use
of Sunday cars to reach a place of
worship or to fill a necessary appointment, but to deliberately plan a Sunday excursion for pleasure is certainly a questionable way to observe the
Sabbath. We wonder if these delegates are members of the Committee
on Sabbath Observance.
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The Committee on Education is
having an interesting time and its
rooms are packed to the doors by
members and their friends anxious to
note the trend of the debate. On Saturday evening from 8 to 10 standing
room was at a premium, even one
woman venturing into the room electric with mental expectation. The debate was introduced by J. A. M. Aikens, K.C. who introduced a resolution appointing a special tribunal to
guard the teaching of Theological
professors. Upon this there was much
difference of opinion. Even the "legal
lights" accustomed to frame laws so
that offenders may find no woy of escape, were forced to admit the weakness, the anomaly and possible unconstitutionality of the position taken
but they wished to try it as an experiment nevertheless, with the hope that
it might relieve the present anxiety
of mind. Vigorous addresses were
made by Chancellor Burwash, Dr.
Bland, Dr. Allison and Rev. A. J.
Irwin, Dr. Stewart. To the first
speaker the motion had a compromise to the second it was a humiliation
to Theological professors to the third
it was absurd legislation, to the
fourth it was unconstitutional while
to the last named it presented a glaring anomaly. Said Dr. Stewart: "Supposing a professor was adjudged as
a heretic in doctrine by this proposed
tribunal and afterwards exonerated by
his Annual Conference, what standing
has he then?" The reply of the mover
was: "He is all right as a preacher
but out of court as a preacher. This
was a horrible condition of affairs to
Dr. Stewart.
The debate waxed quite warm and
between the chairman and secretary
there was quite an amount of feeling
manifest but the motion carried by
a vote of 27 for and 17 against.
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. GENERAL CONFERENCE DAILY BULLETIN
The Varieties of Christian Faith
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Sermon  Preached    at    the    General
Conference of the Canadian Methodist   Church,    Victoria,   British
Columbia, Sunday, August 31,
1910.
(By Rev. Freeman D. Bovard, D.D.,
the  Fraternal   Delegate  from  the
„     Methodilt Episcopal Church)
Rom. 5:1—"Therefore being justified by Faith we have peace with
Gotl through our Lord Jesus Christ."
Heb. 11:1—"Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for* the evidence of things not seen."
Matth. 8:8—"Speak the word and
my servant  shall be healed."
These familiar passages of scripture are selected to illustrate and emphasize some varieties of faith. Fundamentally faith is an indivisible doctrine. It is an inward personal force
sustaining the coherency of our moral and spiritual  purpose.
Realistic  or Inductive Faith
Modern science has placed a great
deal of emphasis on that form of
rationalistic faith arising from the
study of material facts.
Paul on more than one occasion
appealed to the phenomena of the natural world as a starting point in his
argument for faith. In his Epistle to
the Romans he says "For the invisible things of him from the creation
of the world are clearly seen being
understood by the things that are
made, even his eternal power and
Godhead. Rom. 1:20. To the Athenian philosophers he said in effect
the same thing. "God that made the
world and all the things therein, seeing that he is the Lord of heaven
and earth, dwelleth not in temples
made with hands." Again, "For as
much then as we are the offspring of
God, we ought not to think the Godhead is like unto gold or silver or
stone graven by art and man's device."
Faith based upon natural phenomena is therefore fundamentally related to the Christian system. The
reverent naturalist can have no permanent quarrel with Christianity.
Every noble instinct, every faculty
of our being is included in the Christian system. In fact Christianity is
as really the fulfillment of natural
religion as it is the fulfillment of the
ceremonial law. Christianity assigns
an adequate reason, a final cause for
whatever of good there is in natural
religion. Reason has no reason for
being reasonable without some ultimate and sufficient finality. The end
of all moral responsibility lies beyond the world of time and sense.
Faith based upon the study and comparison of natural phenomena no matter how reverent nor how apparently
clear, cannot force the believer into
those depths and heights of thought
where pardon, expiation, mediation
and final reward are apprehended.
The brilliant George John Romanes
set out to find a system of redemption, or rather to construct a system of redemption among the cold
impersonal forces of a natural world.
At the end of his search he came
back to say: "When I think, and
think I must, of the warm, glowing
fellowship and companionship I once
enjoyed witli Jesus Christ, I long to
return from the cold, misty atmosphere of the natural world to the
sunshine of divine  grace."
The most that can he extracted
from the phenomena of the natural
world is an exacting, impersonal, mechanical deistic faith; not a living,
vital, constructive faith.
The author of the Epistle to the
Hebrews was careful to say that the
ceremonial law could not make the
believer perfect as to conscience.
What was true of the ceremonial law
is also true of the law of naturalism.
The wave of materialism, agnosticism, bleak rationalism which passed
over the civilized world, a generation
ago, has left its impress upon the
social, industrial and civic conditions of society. The church has not
the commanding place in society it
should have. The theatres, the places
of amusement, are crowded while the
churches are but indifferently attended. The industrial world has been
alienated from the church, it listens
to the curbstone orator instead of
the ordained and authorized ministry. The laboring classes arc being
taught that happiness and misery lie
in the circumstances and conditions
of life overlooking the fact that the
soul must be at peace with God in
order to find happiness under any
temporary conditions.
What shall we say of the effect of
this system of naturalism on business? In the first place it has im-
pirsiiiializid business. Corporations
have an impersonal and eonsciencc-
I<—. code. The corporation does not
ask, is the thing right, but will it pay?
Men sit in the meetingl of the board
of directors under one code and presume to act in an impersonal capacity. They arc under the code of
pure, utilitarian faith. God is not
taken  into account.
It is a question of cold business.
They sophisticate not only their
■ease "f moral obligation, but their
business. Why should employees of
dishonest corporations be honest. The
great stock gambling system is essentially the ethics of a Godless, ra-
tionism, humanism. It could not live
a minute under the Christian system.
Conscience, which should be the ruling power in industrial and political
circles has been discredited. Graft in
railroad corporations will never be
stamped out until consceince is enthroned and has a seat in every
Board of Directors of every corporation.
Faith Based Upon the Facts of Revelation :
Faith has a basis of facts of a
higher order. Naturalism rests on
the natural order and appeals to man
only   as   a   highly   organized   animal.
When we come into the atmosphere and range of revelation we
come into a new order of facts. In
revelation we have a new horizon, a
new heaven, a new earth. The old
natural order has passed away. We
face the facts of prophecy, of miracle, of the Incarnation, the Temptation, the Transfiguration, of the
Resurrection and Ascension of Jesus Christ. It is evident that faith
arising from facts of a different order of facts is different in quality,
in content, and in the sense of moral
responsibility   which   it  imposes.
It is the fashion of a school of religious teachers to insist that Christianity must be studied and criticised
and analyzed just as we study and analyze any other historical event. We
are required to study the life of
Christ as we study the life of Julius
Caesar; the teachings of Christ as
we study the aphoristic sayings of
Marcus Aurelius. The quality of our
thinking depends on the content and
quality of the facts. One may say
that he studies geology as he studies
chemistry but as a matter of practical procedure he does nothing of
the kind. A man might claim to
study art by a chemical analysis of
the paint, or by finding the brand of
the manufacturer of the canvas on
which the picture was painted but
such a study would not be an art *
study. The purpose, the end, the
content, the meaning of the picture
must be included. The man who
would study art must know enough "
to believe that art is art. The man
who studies Christology must include in his presupposition messianic
and redemptive phenomena. He who
would come to god must believe that
he is and he is a rewarder of them
that  diligently  seek him.
It is no more absurd to attempt to
study electricity leaving out the mystery of the electric light and power;
the wireless, the telephone, the telegraph, than, it is to study Christ on
the basis he would study Julius
Caesar, or study Christ's sayings as
he would study the aphorisms of Marcus Aurelius. Our complaint is not
against higher criticism but against
the presupposition of higher criticism. If the test of the inductive
rationalism is to be applied to Christ
and Christ's teachings then we think
it is only fair that the facts underlying his revelation shall be included
We can study Christ adequately only
as the son of man, the Son of God.
Any presupposition which excludes
the messianic miracles, the supernatural, the divine elements in the life
and teaching of Jesus Christ is inadequate fataly. Christ will go where
ever the New Testament goes. He
will never go where the New Testament has been discredited.
In Arthur Newman's little book,
"Writings on the Clouds," is related
an incident in which by light reflected from mirrors the U. S. Signal
Corps flashed signals from the mountains of Colorado to the mountain
peaks of Utah, a distance of 184
miles, writing these signals upon the
clouds. These signals from the cross,
from the Mount of Olivet, from the
Mount of Transfiguration, from the
Resurrection, play across all the years
and write their meaning upon the intellectual  sky, illuminate the centur
ies.    While  mirrors  continue  to  reflect the    sunlight,    signals    may be
written  on  the  clouds and while  the
Incarnation,  the Transfiguration,  the
Resurrection, remain on the pages of
history,  messianic    truth,    messianic
signals will continue to    illuminate a
world overshadowed by sorrow.
The Faith of Theory
This  is  not  only a  world  of fact
but a world  of thought, a  world of
theory.     In   passing   from   the   Gospels  to the  Epistles  one    seems    to
pass from the realm of historic facts
to the realm of theory.   Paul was the
great interpreter    of    the    Christian
System.    It  is  in  no  sense  true  as
Mr.   Weinstock,    a    Jewish    writer,
claims,  that  Paul  is  the  founder  of
theorist.    He has led out the thought
of the Gospel into he intellectual lifvi
of world.    Paul  put  on  helmet,  the
breast plate    of    righteousness,    the
shield of  faith  and  took the sword
of spirit and faced the errors, the gigantic errors and theories of a pagan
world.    It was his purpose to dynamite   these   ancient     theories.      His
first   great   concern   was   to   destroy
the  roots    of    rabbinical    legalism.
This  he did  by  substituting the  law
of faith for the ceremonial and legalistic rules of the Jewish church. He
was compelled not only to build the
highway of faith, bridge chasms between the Old and New Testaments,
but    tehwide expanse of superstition
and  through   the  tangled  jungles  of
heathen philosophy.    He had to perform  a  skilful  and almost  a  capital
theological   operation   on   the   Gala-
tians  in   order  to  save   the   Church
from   a   sheer,   mechanical,   Judaistic
faith.
The world is not yet void of erron-
euos theories. What about those arid
dreams of theosophy? What about
infallibility? What about the mortal
mind? Ideals seem harmless and innocent enough until they are translated into terms of life. Why bother
about theories and doctrines and academic statements of principles?
Some are fond of telling the world
they have no creed, no doctrine, but
such are usually religious parasites.
They affect to live in contempt of a
world of ideas. There is a mathematical theory known to civil engineers by which they measure the
height of a mountain without actually climbing it. All he needs to know
if the length of one side of his triangle and two angles. Having these
parts given he is able by a theoretical calculation, by a doctrine, to compute the elevation. The astronomer
is able to apply the same theory to
his science. All he needs to know is
a small arc of the circle. If the
heavenly body will appear for a moment only and describe a small segment of a circle the astronomer will
compute its orbit and though the
heavenly body may disappear for a
thousand years, the astronomer
knows where it is every moment.
The appearance of Jesus Christ in
the flesh gives the world a segment
of his divine orbit. Theories founded
on actual observation are not only
true in theory but true in fact. We
have the arc, the segment, measuring the 33 years of his earth life. We
have the angle of depression, "The
word has made flesh and dwelt
among us." "Who being in the form
of God, thought it not robberly to
be equal with God, took upon himself the form of a servant, and was
made in the likeness of man. he
humbled himself and became obedient
to death even the death of the cross."
That is the angle of depression. We
know what it is. That angle is measured froin the top downward. That
angle is known in theology as the Incarnation, The Crucifixion.
We have also the angle of elevation. "In the beginning was the
word and the word was with God and
the word of God. And again wherefore God also hath highly exalted
him and given him a name wdiich is
above every name. That is the angle
of the elevation. The segment
which we are able to measure is a
spotless life among men. The segment and angle of depression and
angle of elevation, known theories,
theodicies, theologies, doctrines,
creeds, Christologics are perfectly legitimate. Faith in theories and creeds
has an indisputable value in a world
of thought and intellectual activity.
We must blow up the material obstructions, pluck sycamore trees,
hurl mountains into the sea. It was
theoretical faith that Christ likened
to a grain of mustard seed. When Mr.
McKenzie and Mr. Mann set out to
build a railroad they do not say
"Nice mountain please get out of
our way!" The civil engineer with
theodolite precedes the shrill whistle
(Continued on Page 7).
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TUBERCULOSIS
(By Dr.   Fagan)
(Continued from last  Issue)
Throughout Province.
.\,   the   best  means  of  circulating
knowledge of  the  disease  and  its
I        dlilics, together with the mcth-
|(i-  in be adopted    to    prevent    its
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^   well  as   for  the  more  ex-
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its various uses has been forward-
Id tn  every  school  in  the  Province
• distribution to  the children, and
■Ircsses and appeals have been sent
>  the   clergy,   the   teachers   and   all
aders of industry and employers of
hour and  heads  of  trade.    Institu-
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Ibject   of   engaging   their   sympathy
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In  addition   to  pamphlets   sent   in
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bnding school    could receive one, a
Ipccial   chapter   on   tuberculosis   has
lecn added to our official text book
In   Hygiene.    This  book  is  used  in
Ivcnry school in the  Province,
foundation of Tranquille Sanitarium
The   first   development   of  activity
Ii the Anti-Tuberculosis campaign in
pritish Columbia was the purchase of
Society of a property in the Kam-
Dops vicinity at a cost of $58,000.00,
nr the purposes of a santtorium for
tie treatment of incipient  consump-
The property consists of 600 acres
If productive and well-watered land,
Jrith 8,000 acres of grazing land leas-
Id from the Dominion Government
|t a nominal rental.
The name of the place is appropri-
Itcly called Tranquille and the group
If houses on the property, which, af-
Icr the necessary alterations and ad-
litions to adapt them to the purpose,
lorm the nucleus of the Institution
rhirh is known as the Tranquille
Sanatorium.
Tranquille is situated on the north
|ide of Kamloops Lake, about eight
niles west of the town of Kamloops
id 250 miles  east of Vancouver;  it
has a southerly aspect and an elevation of 11,000 feet. It is fairly
well protected from the prevailing
south-east winds which though sometimes Strong, arc seldom cold, and
also from the north-west, whence at
times the wind blows up the Lake
both cold and strong. The highest
recorded precipitation is 10.6 inches,
8 inches being in the form of rain
and the remainder mow. The average highest temperature for a number of years is 07 degrees, and the
lowest 6 below zero. The mean temperature is 47 degrees. The average
relative humidity is about 80 degrees
in the winter and 60 degrees in summer; and the average pressure of
vapour is about 190 degrees in winter  and  350  degrees   in  summer.
Here then, as will he apparent, is
an Institution surrounded by its
own farm land which provides the
necessary food supply of known purity in milk, meat, butter, eggs and
vegetables. Here the sufferer is given a fair fighting chance of life under the best conditions in our power
to present.
The Institution was open to receive
patients on November 28th. 1907. Our
first accommodation was for sixteen
patients. We now handle thirty-six
and in the coming September will be
able to accommodate ninety-six consumptives.
(To be continued.)
THE  VARIETIES    OF   CHRISTIAN FAITH
(Continued from Page 6)
of the work train, announce that the
whole side of the mountain is to be
blown up. Uncle Sam builds the
Panama Canal, Premier Laurier
builds the Grand Trunk first by theories, by the doctrines of the civil engineers.
Faith of the Feeling Mind.
If we understand the position of
modern physiological psychology, the
testimony of the feeling mind, the
subliminal, subconscious self is valid.
Mr. Balfour in his remarkable book
"The Foundation of Belief," anticipated modern psychology and maintains substantially that truth is felt
before it is actually the subject of
intellectual apprehension.- The feeling mind "is no longer a negligible
quantity. It is a powerful if not
dominant faculty of human nature.
We scarcelyanalyse music.      It    be
longs largely to the subconscious
self, the non-judicial instinctive mind
Paul speaks of "feeling after God
and tells us plainly that the Spirit
itself beareth witness with our spirit
that we are the children of God."
Modern Psychology has formally
stated that there is nothing in the
range of that science which denies
the poiiiblt communication of primary and elemental truths directly
from tho Creator to the reverent
soul.
A recent writer in the London
quarterly has been to the trouble to
show that John Wesley found a philosophical basis for the "feeling that
strangely warmed his heart." Descartes set out to find a bisis of philosophy which wiuld leave no room
for doubt. By a process of elimination he came in the last alalysis to
his famous proposition "I think therefore I am." This fundamental principle of certainty became the basis of
modern philosophy. Mr. Wesley
added: "1 feel therefore I know."
"We know we have passed from
death unto life because we love.
That is, we feel it is so. Every great
verity in the Scriptures depends on
this testimony of the "feeling mind."
The faith which saves is the faith
which feels God. Rut the reverse is
also true. The feeling mind is absolutely dependent on revelation.
Faith in a historic and real Christ is
essential to faith in theory and of
doctrine. We can have no valid doctrine without the living Christ. We
can have no workable or communicable intuitional faith aside from a
revealed Christ. We cannot go beyond the revealed Christ and propagate a faith of the feeling mind independent of the historical personal
Christ. Christ will not set aside his
own word and his own revelation and
come to us in some metaphysical
way. The vibrations of this spiritual faith, the thrills of this life of
love are ont in contempt of his Gospel. The heart must be charged
with the plain, common, New Testament truth, the historic truth, the sayings of Christ, before it can receive
the personal message from the throne.
"The Spirit answers to the Blood,
And tells me I am born of God."
"With the heart man believeth unto
righteousness but not until the living
word has been preached to that aeart
We must not imagine the doctrine of
assurance us something that can be
operated in a private- way nido], orient
of the revelation of Jesus Cnr,-t, independent of the Biblical Rceord. Ihe
Vevv Testament. No matter bow
many minor corrections criticism
made, no matter how tho the logical
and dogmatical perspectives ma
changed the Bible is and must be
the Word of God.
BISHOP HONDA'S ADDRESS
(Continued from Page 2.)
no means a light one. There is no
work in Korea supported by the
home boards of the Methodist Church.
The Japanese Church is doing all in
its power to erect suitable buildings
as the civil and military officials in
Korea consider it beneath their dignity to attend services in rented
roms. To quote verbatim, "Prince
Ito who was murdered not long since
in Harbin and who watched the progress of our work with interest and
sympathy gave us one Church in
Pengyang but we have no church in,
We are trying to build a Church that
will draw our friends among the officers and civ (officials. I am appealing
everywhere in Canada and America
for help in this work. You have no
direct work in Korea. Your children of the young Methodist Church
of Japan are working faithfully
among the Koreans. A few thousand
dollars would do incalculable good,
and then," added the Bishop, "you
claim all the evangelistic work in Korea as your own."
There is a good deal of misunderstanding between the Koreans and
the Japanese; "But I can tell you"
continued Dr. Honda, "the Japanese
Christians get along splendidly with
the Koreans and help them politically
as well as socially." Missionaries, Koreans and Japanese Christians all
working together will make sure the
peaceful development and progress
of Korea in the years to come.
One of the delegates passing
through the Narrows at Vancouver,
and seeing the jet of water being
thrown into the air, was asked what
it was. Looking exceedingly wise he
replied with all seriousness: "They
bored here for oil and struck water
instead."
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Chilliwack
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There are many beautiful spots
In British Columbia, but none
that has the attraction for the
Eastern visitor than the far-
famed Chilliwack Valley. The
lovely situation, the splendid
crops and the prosperous farms
and homes are productive of the
highest expressions of wonder and
Interest from those who see them
for the first time, and it will be
a pleasure for us to show you
around If you will come to us and
say so. With the advent of the
electric tram connecting with
Vancouver direct, the Great Northern Railway, the Canadian Northern Railway, Chilliwack is
emerging from her retired situation and is being brought Into
the light of prominence; choice
spots are being picked up by the
City business man or investor
for country homes, particularly
those that are bounded by the
many beautiful streams, the small
farmer and fruit grower is coming in and settling on 10 or 20
acre plots, and the Investor la
now fully aware of the possibilities and the brilliant future ahead
of the city and district of Chilliwack.
We have on our lists many
choice and desirable properties,
both in Improved and revenue
producing farms; Improved and
unimproved acreage, and city property both business or residential
either improved and bearing revenue or vacant, and we shall be
happy to answer any inquiry and
to send our new blrdseye map of
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A connection of nearly 20 years
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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.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA fisheries, one hundred and fourteen million dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA forests produce over twelve million dollars annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA has millions of acres of paper-making material undeveloped.
BRITISH   COLUMBIA   farms   and   orchards   produce   over   eight   million   dollars
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BRITISH COLUMBIA'S coal deposits are the most extensive in the world.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA has over ten million acres of wheat lands.
BRITISH COLUMBIA produces over two million pounds of butter annually, and
imports over four million pounds.
BRITISH COLUMBIA imports over two million dollars' worth of eggs and poultry
annually.
BRITISH COLUMBIA shipped over six thousand tons of fruit in 1908, and imported
fruit to the value of two hundred thousand dollars.
BRITISH COLUMBIA  fruits—apples, pears, plums,  cherries, and peaches—are the
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BRITISH  COLUMBIA  fruit has won  the highest awards at  exhibitions  in   Great
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BRITISH COLUMBIA'S net revenue is increasing at the rate of one million dollars
annually.
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Well-equipped trains.
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Golden opportunities in all walks of life.
Just laws, well administered.
A complete modern  educational  system—free,  undenominational  primary and
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All the conveniences of civilised life.
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