Montreal Standard, 26 January 1907, page 2
Ten Nationalities in Cosmopolitan School Group; the Good Work of St Andrew’s Home
Cosmopolitan character of Winnipeg’s schools – One of the illustrations on this page gives some idea of what is being done for foreign children in Winnipeg. Military drill is carried on with all the school boys of the city, and it has proved an admirable help in securing proper physical development and in maintaining discipline. The aim of the work is not in any sense to make soldiers. The following are the names of the pupils in the group shown on this page, and they will give some idea of the nationality of the latter: James Orr, Fred Schneider, David Calof, Lyle Dryden, Henry Miller, Louis Axelrode, Julius Wonfull, Max Roden, Stuart Gillespie, Rockmill Calof, Geo Donohue, Bennie Rosenblat, Max Kremen, Philip Bieber, Bert Dixon, Harry Steindal, Joe Slobodin, Alex Mackenzie, Harry Jackson, Willie Walker, Bernard Schick, Tom McCafferty, Aron Pascal, and Ernest Schick. As will be seen, all are not foreigners, but the majority are.
ARCHBISHOP MATHESON, METROPOLITAN OF RUPERT’S LAND
The most Reverend Samuel Pritchard Matheson, DD third Bishop of Rupert’s Land, was born in Kildonan, Man, in 1852. He was educated at St Paul’s Parish School and in the Academy of his uncle, the Rev S Pritchard (then in St John’s College School) and, finally, in St John’s College, Winnipeg, from which institution he graduated as a Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained deacon in 1875 and was advanced to the priesthood in 1876. He acted as curate of St John’s Cathedral and as bursar, steward, and Professor of St John’s College for many years. He was also Deputy Headmaster of St John’s College School, a position in which he made his influence felt to a great extent. In 1882 he was made Canon of St John’s Cathedral and on the death of Dean O’Meara, in 1901, he was appointed Dean of Rupert’s Land. On November 15, 1903 he was consecrated Coadjutor-Bishop of Rupert’s Land in Holy Trinity Church, Winnipeg, by the Most Reverend Robert Machray, Archbishop of Rupert’s Land and Primate of all of Canada, assisted by Bishop Lofthouse of Keewatin; and Bishop Pinkham of Calgary. Archbishop Machray died in 1904, and Bishop Matheson became third Bishop of the Province of Rupert’s Land. shortly afterwards, early in 1905, the House of Bishops of the Province of Rupert’s Land, met and elected him Archbishop. His Grace is a Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Freemasons and also a Member of the Scottish Rite. The Canadian Church Magazine speaks of him as “a faithful spiritual adviser, a warm friend, and a champion of all that is noblest, and best among men.” Before his elevation to the Episcopal dignity, Archbishop Matheson was Prolocutor of the Lower House of the General Synod of the Church of England in Canada. He is perhaps the most commanding of all the Canadian Bishops in point of physique as he is over six feet tall. His voice is round and full, and he is a preacher of considerable eloquence, as well as a tactful administrator of his large diocese.
BISHOP DART OF NEW WESTMINSTER
The Right Reverend John Dart, DD, DCL, second Bishop of New Westminster, was born in Devonshire Eng., in 1839, and educated at St Mary’s Hall, Oxford. He then went to India and became Warden of St Thomas’ College, Colombo, Ceylon. He was ordained Deacon in 1860, and Priest in 1861, by the Right Reverend J Chapman, first Bishop of Columbo; and later was Examining Chaplain to the Right Reverend P Claughton, second Bishop of Columbo. Leaving India, he returned to England, and graduated in his university as BA in 1867, and as MA in 1869, and was appointed Principal of the Training College, York, and afterwards Vice-Principal and Science Lecturer in St Peter’s College, Peterborough. Subsequently he came to Canada, and in 1878, was appointed President of King’s College, Windsor, NS and Canon of St Luke’s Cathedral, Halifax, NS. King’s conferred upon him the degree of DCL in 1876, and Oxford University that of DD in 1895. In 1885 he returned again to England and for ten years was Organizing Secretary of the SPG for the Diocese of Manchester, at the end of which time he was selected for the Bishopric of New Westminster (rendered vacant by the death of the Right Rev. AW Silltoe) by the Most Reverend EW Benson, DD, Archbishop of Canterbury and Primate of All England, by which prelate he was, on June 29, 1895, consecrated Lord Bishop of New Westminster at St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Eng.; Bishops Temple, of London; Creighton, of Peterborough; Festing, of St Albans’; Browne of Stepney; Sumner of Guilford; Yeatman of Southwark; Lloyd of Thetford; and Hornby of Likoma, assisting. He was enthroned on November 20 of the same year in his Cathedral Church at New Westminster, BC. With one exception – that of the Right Rev WW Perrin, DD, Lord Bishop of Columbia – Bishop Dart is the only Bishop of the Church of England in Canada who has been consecrated by an Archbishop of Canterbury. Bishop Dart’s cathedral and bishopric were built and endowed by the late Baroness Burdett-Coutts, the great philanthropist, who recently passed away in London, and was given a sepulchre in Westminster Abbey. The Cathedral is beautifully situated, and forms one of the most imposing ecclesiastical structures to be found in the Province of British Columbia.