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298   MENT OF` CANADA.

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-

ance, and by his untiring energy in the presentation of his helpful and practical addresses, commands the attention of his hearers. But it is in evangelistic services where his power and tact are seen to best advantage, as gracious seasons of revival have at-tended his full ministrv. He is an ardent and fearless prohibitionist, and did grand work ill Scott Act contests in Welland and Lincoln counties, and against the repeal movement in Brant, and led to victory in the late strug-le for local option in the townsliip of Oakland. Mr. Foote is married and has one child living.

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