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Official Programme And Souvenir Handbook - Eleventh International Sunday School Convention
by Various
Binding: Paperback, 156 pages
Publisher: Garnsey Press
Weight: 0.45 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1408610345
ISBN 13: 9781408610343
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TORONTO, CANADA June 23 to 27, 1905 CONTENTS PAGE I0 . I1 17 3 18 . 20 22 . 25 26 . 2s 3 1 PAGE DENVER CONVENTION 37 EXECUTIVE COIIITTEE 1 . 37 SUB COIIITTEGS ASD SECKETARES 41 DELEGATES TO TORONTO 43 LESSON COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES . 48 . 51 SUNDAY SCHOOL EXPOSITION 74 a IORTRAITS OF SOME SPEAKERS. . 77 OFFICIAL PROGRAIJIB 79 LEADERS OF IUSIC . 90 I dreamed not then that, ere the rolling year Had filled its circle, I should wander liere In musirlg awe should tread this wondrous world, See all it,s store of inland waters hurled In one vast volu111e down Niagaras steep, Where the blue hills of old Toronto shed Their evening shatlovs oer Ontarioa bed. TIIOMAS MOORE. THE Indian word Toronto ineans the place of meeting. It was so named on account of its being a farorite gatheringplace for the Huron Indians. For a number of years past it has fairly earned the name, as it has witnessed niany notable conveitiolls and asseinblics, some of them larger than the Illternatiollal Sunday School Convention of this year, but none more repre sentative or convened fur a lilore important object. Governor Sinlcoe selected it, in 1793, as the site for the capital of the new Province of Upper Canada, in place of Niagara, u.hich was its first, cpital. IIe nanied it York, and the new town was often irreverently called AIuddy York until 1833, when it was made a city and its Indian nalne, restored. 2 9 . TOROKTO STREET POST OFFICE AT THE HEAD Toronto is essentially a city of homes. An unusual proportion of even the smaller houses have their well kept plots of grass. The residential streets are lined with fine shade trees. It is also a city of churches, and has the reputation of being the best church going city of its size in the world, Edinburgh being generally considered its chief rival in this respect. In the decennial census taken by the Dominion Government the people are classitied according to their religion. The last census was taken in 1901, the population of the city not including the adjoining suburbs being then 208,040. The numbers belonging to the different denominations were as follows Chnrch E England, 62,406 Methodists, 48,278 Presbyterians, 41,639 Roman Catholics, 28,994 Baptists, 11,898 Congregationalists, 3,658 Jews, 3,083 Lutherans, 972 . Brethren, 682 Salvation Army, 625 Christian cientisis, 553 Disciples, 524 Plymouth Brethren, 10 326 Unitarians, 262 Spiritualists, 266 Sedenborians, 225 Friends, 221 Mormons, 173 no religion, 130 Mennonites, 106 Theosophists, 49 Buddhists, 23. The remainder were distributed among nearly fifty isms. street Care, Toronto has an excellent street car service. Most lines lead to and from the Union Station, and near the Convention Buildings. Transfer tickets are given to another line without charge if asked for when paying fare. Yonye Street an Avenue Road cars run from the station and wharves to corner of Shuter Street for Massey Hall, and Church Street care to the Metropolitan Church. Time tables for all lines given to each delegate on registering, and to each visitor on purchasing Hand book. To be had also at Infornlation Bureau. Cars stop BEFORE crossing intersecting streets not. AFTER. ORDINARY FARE, 5 cents 6 tickets blue, for 25 cents 25 tickets yellow, for 1.00. From G to 8 a.m., and from 5 to 6.30 p.m., 8 tickets red for 25 cents. NIGHT RTEs. After midnight, 10 cents. 11 NORMAL SCHOOL. e Convelt tiolt of 1881. The only previous International S. S. Convention held in Canada was that of 1881, which inet in this city. The President was the Hon. S. H. Blake, K.C., thenand still a leader of the Bar, and the Senior Secretary was the Rev. W. H. Withrow, D.D., then and still the editor of the S. S. peri odicals of the Methodist Church. Many of the delegates of 1881 are coming to the present Convention...

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