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Entered, according to Act of Parliament of Canada, in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five,
by THOMAS S. LinSCOTT,
THE LATE HONORABLE JOHN HENRY POPE, M. P.,
Born December 19th, 1819; died April 1st, 1889.
Was Minister of Agriculture from 1871 to 1873.
aud held that Portfolio um!il his death.
MEN OF CANADA;
SUCCESS BY EXAMPLE,
RELIGION, PATRIOTISM, BUSINESS, Law, MEDICINE,
EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE;
CONTAINING PORTRAITS OF SOME OF CANADA'S CHIEF BUSINESS MEN, STATESMEN, FARMERS, MEN OF THE
LEARNED PROFESSIONS, AND OTHERS; ALSO, AN AUTHENTIC
SKETCH OF THEIR LIVES.
OBJECT LESSONS FOR THE PRESENT GENERATION AND
EXAMPLES TO POSTERITY.
PN presenting volume IV. of the CANADIAN ALBUM to subscribers and the public generally,
the publishers very greatly appreciate the large and distinguished patronage accorded
to their great national enterprise. The numerous expressions of approval received from the various parts of the Dominion, and the high compliments paid them at home and abroad, not only testify to the continued excellence of the work, but are treasured as increased inspiration to complete the series with no less credit to themselves and patrons, than has characterized the volumes already issued.
The present issue, instead of being confined to any one province, represents more or less every part of the Dominion. To overtake such a vast area, has demanded large outlay and untiring effort, on the part of the publishers and all concerned. To many friends, it may be a surprise, that in the very newest, as well as in the oldest portions of our country, there are found so many representative men, engaged at one and the same time, in prosecuting successfully their own business or professional engagements, and also uniting, irrespective of religious or political creed, to forward the best interests of their native or adopted land.
In this country, while we have no titled aristocracy, we have certainly the elements of, and the incentives to, true manhood, which are not so frequently found in older nations, where birth, fortune and accidental surroundings, contribute very largely to worldly preferment. Almost every man, whose portrait and biography appears among the men of Canada, has carved out his destiny by honest toil, and integrity of life—the few only are indebted to descent and ancestral influence. For those who are to succeed the present generation, it is of immense importance, that they should know what their forefathers—as pioneers of this country, achieved-in bygone days, so that, following in their footsteps, they may accomplish with their greatly increased advantages, still greater things for themselves and the land they proudly call their own.
The same artistic finish in engravings, typography and binding, as well as fidelity to facts in the biographies, which have characterised the previous volumes, will be found in this. No expense has been grudged to make the work, in every respect, worthy of its aim, and at least equal to similar productions in the old world. In the four volumes now published, future subscribers have the best assurance, that what remains of the work, will be equally satisfactory. The publishers feel that, apart altogether from pecuniary considerations, the honor of having carried such an enterprise to a successful end, is in itself no small reward for the toil, expenditure and forethought of a long term of years.
, Valleyfield, Que., was
born March 31st, 1853, at St. Constant, Que., but his family lived at St. Hubert for thirty-four years. This family has the honor of counting a bishop, together with an Oblate father and three religious daughters, in the community of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. His father was a schoolmaster, and from him M. Émard received his early education. He commenced his classical studies at the Seminary of Ste. Thérèse, and after three years, entered the College of Montreal. After completing his philosophical course,
he entered the Grand Seminary, Montreal, and was ordained priest, June ioth, 1876. He was, for one year, a professor in the College of Montreal, after which he was appointed vicar at the Church of Mile End. In the midst of active life, he cherished a desire to go to Rome to perfect himself in the sacred of Laval University, was created at sciences. He spent three years in Montreal, the Rev. Émard was invited Rome, where he followed a theological to take part in it, and was charged with course at the Roman College of the the course of Ecclesiastical History, and Jesuits, and also that of Right Canon, filled the position with great ability. at the Seminary of Apollinaire. He He became chancellor, in 1888, at the took his degrees of Doctor in Theology, death of the lamented M. Harel, and and in Right Canon, and completed his titular canon of the Cathedral in 1891. studies by a voyage to the Holy Land, He was Chaplain of two societies of of which he has published the account, mutual assistance, the Union St. Joseph and returned to Montreal in 1880. and the Irish society, Catholic Mutual Mgr. Fabre appointed him first vicar Benevolent Association. He is a man to the Church of St. Joseph, Montreal, of broad culture and ripe scholarship, a and the year following, called him to devout Christian and ardently attached the Archbishopric, with the title of vice- to his sacred calling, hence his signal chancellor. When the Faculty of Arts success.