Across the Prairie in a Motor Caravan by Reformed Presbytery

By Reformed Presbytery

Excerpt The diocese of Qu'Appelle, within the province of Saskatchewan, Western Canada, is so named from the Indian tale which tells of the maiden who lay demise, calling piteously for her lover. He, remote in his canoe at the Saskatchewan River, all at once heard a voice, and replied: "Qu'Appelle." The voice got here back, after which he knew it for that of his loved, and made all velocity to her aspect. yet, sadly! while he reached her she was once lifeless. Qu'Appelle is a suggestive identify and indicative of the decision which such a lot of have heard from the prairie provinces, a twofold name, urging a few to earthly and a few to non secular husbandry. a few account of the Western Canada of to-day should be important the following.

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At the end of the session an appeal was made by the secretary each Sunday for one of the above "fields of service," which took the form of a stirring address on the need for supporting the work. The secretaries were always some of the elder pupils, and their appeals were remarkably well expressed for such young persons. After the address the secretaries of each class were asked to vote a sum of money for the cause, which they did after discussion with their class-mates. The school had a choir of girls led by a talented musician, and they all united to teach the children hymns.

Before passing such laws it surely would have been advisable to have created a stronger public opinion to support them. Otherwise there is danger of finding two evils in the place of one. On the other hand, future generations should benefit greatly by this measure, however imperfectly it now works. It seems improbable that the health and industrial prosperity of non-prohibition countries will equal those of "dry" countries. The day before we entered New York we got into the end of a blizzard. There was a tremendously high sea, and we moved very little that day.

We did not talk shop all the time; the "green Englishwomen" were put through a severe catechism on Canadian as it is spoken. But the W. family having instructed me carefully, I came off better than might have been expected. I saw a good deal of the deaconess in charge of the Maple Leafs. She found them comfortable lodgings, and befriended them in every possible way. She asked us to look up any of them whom we came across in the out-of-the-way prairie schools. " She was very kind to us and helped us in many ways.

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