EV. CHARLES W. COSENS, Cale-
donia, Out., was born in January,
186, in Blenheim township, County of Oxford, Ontario. He was married in 1886 to Armintha Haggan. Mr. Cosens was educated at the public schools of his native place, afterwards at the Cobourg Collegiate Institute, and finally in Victoria University. He spent his early years, like many other of the professional men of Canada, on the farm. In June, 1877, Mr. Cosens was received by the Guelph Conference of the Methodist Church as a probationer for the sacred ministry, and was ordained in June, 1883. He has travelled through the following circuits : Elora, Erin, Hespler, Stratford, Mitchell, Brussels, Jarvis, Bright and Caledonia. Mr. Cosens is a diligent and faithful pastor, a good, sound Gospel preacher, and has been eminently successful in the different fields he has occupied. He has the faculty of taking good care of many things, and no duty that falls to the lot of a Methodist minister is neglected.
SURGE E. PATTERSON, engraver,
121 Church street, Toronto, Ont., was born in the County of Frontenac, Ontario, in 1862. He is a son of the late George Patter-son. Mr. Patterson was educated in Toronto, and in 1877 was apprenticed to T. H. Staples, engraver, in Toronto. In 1883 he began business on his own account, giving his special attention to the manufacturing of stamps and designs for books and publications of all kinds. His establishment is the only one of its kind in Toronto, and, necessarily, his business from year to year has extended in proportion as the publishing business has increased in Ontario. Mr. Patterson has prepared almost all the stamps and designs for the publications of subscription publishing houses and other large book-selling establishments in the Dominion. He is a skilful workman, as is recognized by the extensive business that he has created. Mr. Patterson is a member of the Episcopalian Church, and a member of various societies.