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MEN OF CANADA_   I3I

REV.T. S. LINSCOTT,

was born in Devon,

England, on June

19th, 1846. When twelve years old, business disaster overtook his parents and he struck out for himself, and from that time has relied on his own resources. His first position was in a bookstore, but other callings engaged his energies before he joined the ministry of the Method-• ist Episcopal Church in Canada in the year 18'75. Ile was converted in London, England, in his nineteenth year and immediately began to preach in the parks and squares of that city. The Bible Defence Association engaged his services, to de-fend the Bible against the attacks of British Secularists. For four years, debating and delivering lectures on the Bible was his religious employment. , I\Ir. Linscott felt his need of education, and applied himself to study with great energy and success. Under the pressure

of business, study and incessant public speaking, his health was greatly shattered and the started for America. In Ohio lie went into book business again and came to Ontario as a general agent. He was induced to join the ministry as above stated, successfully passing the Conference examinations and was duly ordained. In 1879 he, for family reasons, retired from the pastorate and took charge of the publishing business of Bradley,. (larretson & Co., at Brant-ford, Out., of which business he has still the control. He is author of " The Path of Wealth " and several pamphlets ; the president of the Society

for the Prevention of Vice, treasurer of the Evangelical Alliance, and a member of various church boards. His services as a preacher are in constant demand and he is in christian labors abundant, in addition to the management of one of the leading publishing houses in the Dominion. Mr. and 1\Irs. Linscott with their six children reside in the beautiful suburban villa known as "Seven Acres," where, in leisure hours, he dispenses a generous hospitality to his friends, lay and clerical. By his employees he is highly respected, and by his fellow citizens regarded as a man, fearless in defending the right and denouncing the wrong.

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