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and it will be a hundred cents on the Judgment Day.— From Signs of God in the
World; Lectures and Addresses by John P. D, John, Jennings & Graham,
Cincinnati, Ohio,

Through the courtesy of Dr. F. B. Upham, of New York East Conference,
we have received an autograph copy of the following letter from the pen of Mr.
Wesley. So far as we have been able to ascertain, this letter has not been

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previously published. The copy is in excellent condition and should find a place
in the library of one of our theological seminaries :

Lewisham, March 6, 1764.

Dear Sammy: After showing what is implied in gaining the whole world,
and what, in "losing our own Soul/' I ask : How is it possible that any man
should consent to gain the Whole World at the price of losing his own Soul?
How amazing is it, that any man living should do this? But in order to abate
this amazement consider the suppositions on which he proceeds, (i) That a
Life of Sin is a Life of Happiness. (2) That a Life of Religion is a Life of
Misery. (3) That he shall certainly live twenty, forty, or sixty years. Under
the second of these articles you have a fair occasion of describing both false
and true religion.

For eight or ten weeks Mr. Maxfield has been laid up by a lingering illness.
This has contributed not a little to the Peace of our Society, who in general
mind one thing. To save their own Souls, and seldom strike first, tho they
sometimes strike again; especially when they are attacked without fear or wit,
which has generally been the case.

You have encouragement to go on in Slaithwaite, seeing already your Labor
is not in vain. I hope you add Private to Public application, visiting the poor
people from house to house, and distributing little books. By this means only
the deplorable ignorance will be removed.

I doubt, you had a Dunce for a Tutor at Cambridge, and so set out wrong.
Did he never tell you that of all men living a Qergyman should "Talk with the
Vulgar"? Yea, and write: Imitating the language of the common People thro
out, so far as consists with Purity and Propriety of Speech? Easiness therefore,
is the first, second and third points, and stiffness, apparent exactnesa. Artificial-
ness of Stile, the main defects to be avoided next to Solecism and Impropriety.
You point wrong, Sammy. You aim at a wrong mark. If he was a standard
for any one (which I cannot possibly allow) yet Dr. Middleton is no standard
for a Preacher; no, not for a Treacher before the University. His Diction is
stifiF, formal, affected and unnatural. The Art glares and therefore shocks a
man of True Taste. Always to talk or write like him would be as absurd as
always to walk in Minuet Step. O tread natural, tread easy, only not careless.
Do not blunder, or stumble into Impropriety. If you will imitate, imitate Mr.
Addison or Dr. Swift You will then both save trouble and do more good.
I am, with love to Nancy, Dear Sammy,

Your ever Affectionate Brother,


The Chinese have a* saying : "If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and
buy h lily." It is not the body alone that needs to be fed. Mind, heart, and seul
grow hungry, and many a time they are famishing when the larder is full. There
are homes where the lilies are entirely crowded out by the loaves; where there
IS no room for beauty or enjo3rment, or even for love, to grow, because of the
mad scramble after wealth. Fewer loaves and more lilies— less of the rush after
material good, and more time for the gracious and beautiful things God has
placed within reach of us all— would make happier and nobler lives. —

The present is ours; and the rest— that is God's. He will care for his own
as is best, and our watching is worthless, our dread is in vain.— ^non.

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Five Cash Prizes Out of Six and the Cham-
picHishq> of the Worid Trophy W<m by the-

Underwood Typewriter

This means that five winuing operators out of the six in the interna-
tional Typewriting Contest for the championship of Uie world at Madison
Square Garden, October 17, 1907, used the Underwood Typewriters. Miss
R. L. Fritz, who used an Underwood Typewriter, won the silver cup, em-
blematic of the championship of the civilized world, and broke all brevious
world records. Here is the record which tells its own story of tne excel-
lence of the Underwood Typewriter:

Total Total Pea- Net Net speed
Name Machine written errors altj words permin.

1st Miss LLFrlti IMcrwMd S6lf 81 405 52U 87

U Nr. 1. 0. Uiisdcll UsdciWMd S72I 148 740 4980 83

3d Nr. L A. Trdzter Kcmlittoi SI52 94 470 4tt2 78

4th Miss W. N. Nattkcws UadcrwMd 4910 1S2 7M 41S0 09

Sth Nr. PulNatBtr UadcrwMd 4543 194 970 3S73 00

Oth Niss L V. IrMTtMi tiMlcrwMd 4402 17S 87S 3527 5f

Fram^ the Boston Daily AdvertUer, Saturday, €)€tober 10, 1907:

MiM Rose L. Frits broke all records.

On an Underwood Typewriter she writes 97 words a minute for 80 minutes.

Madison Square Garden, New York, Oct. 18. — ^In a contest against time
blindfolded, to night. Miss Rose L. Fritz, who last night won the world's
speed championship, on an Underwood Typewriter, wrote 97 words per
minute for W minutes, breaking all records.


Hundreds of ptrenti and young women are looking for a college where the iastmcdon is
thorough, the equipment generoui, where good health b a prime contideration, where all the
turroundingt and aasociationf are helpful and pleasant, and where the charges are reasonable.
Reed what the Bishops say, after a week's stay at the College.
The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church having had ample opportunity, daring their
Conference in Jacksonville, to examine the location, buildings, equipment and work of the Illinois
Woman's College, desire to place on record their appreciation of its eminent fimess u an institution
for the higher education of women. Its successful history, its present hold on the confidence of the
Church and its friends m the Middle West, the rapid enlargement of its capacity and of the attendance
of students, the excellent religious spirit wUch pervades it, and the exceedbgly skiUful guidance which
its Pietident, Dr. Harker, has given it for many yean, authorise us to commend it most heartily to
the continued esteem, patronage and libenl financial assistance of the people, and we trust^that with
still greater facilities and an ample endowment it may fully achieve its educational mission in this
central region of the Republic.

Adopted by the Board of Bishops at Jacksonville, lUinob, May 4, 1907, and given out by its order.

John M. Waldkn,

The College offen the foUowmg coursesi

1. RfiguUr College Conrsea, leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Afts and B^^selor
of Sdence.

2. A Seminary Course, shorter than the College courses, with free choice of studies.

3. CoUq^ PtepanAorv courses, pmaring for entrance to any ooUege in the oountry.

4. SpecuJ courses in Music, Art, Egression, and Domestic Science.

** If the unusual advantages offered by the Woman's College were genetally known and
ealised, the College would not be able to take care of half the applications.*'
PrmMmak HnrlMr, State St., JadnottTili^ nBnoU.



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