REV JAS. GORDON FOOTE,
of Cainsville, Out., was born on
the z5th March, IS4S,in the township of Stanley, County of Huron. He received his primary education at the common schools of his native county. He then attended the College for Young Men at Dnndas, and finally concluded his course at Victoria University. He began life on his father's farm, and at an early age eii~aged as clerk in a general store, where he was successful, and finally became manager. At the age of tweutysiY he was converted to God, and iminediately gave up business to prepare for the ministry, realizing a
special call to that «work. He entered upon the sacred calling as a probationer in 1876, and filled appointments at Bervie and Dorchester, then attended Cobourg College for two rears, and received ordination in Brantford in iSSi, after NNrhich he was stationed at Port Colborne, St. Catharines third, Trov, Oakland, and at the Conference in June, iSgi, was appointed to Cainsville, his present
charge. His entire minis- ~ F try has been marked by an increase in spirituality, membership and finances.
Among the many moms- R ments of his energy, may be noted the beautiful church built at Bealton, on the Oakland Circuit, in iSgo, the total cost of $5,000 being provided at the opening services. He is in every sense of the word a preacher, being possessed of a good physique, he presents a pleasing pulpit appear-