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MEN OF' CANADA.   149

Rev JAMES WOODSWVORTH, Superintendent of Methodist Missions in Manitoba and the North-West, was born in Toronto on the 3rd of May, 1543. He was married to Miss E. Josephine Shaver, of Etobicoke, on the 16th of June, IS6S. In June, 1864, he was received on probation for the ministry of the Methodist Church, and ordained in June, 1S6S. He afterwards engaged in pastoral work in Ontario until 1882, when he was transferred to Manitoba, and stationed at Portage la Prairie. Mr. Woodsworth has during his ministry held want- important offices, such as

chairman of the Bracebridge

district iii 1SSo, and of the Portage la Prairie district from 1582 to 1887, and was a member of the General Conferences of 1582, 1833, 1856 and 1890. At the General Conference of 1586 he was appointed Superintendent of Missions in the North-West, to which lie was re-elected in 1390. He was president of the Manitoba and North-West Conference for 1885-86, and has been elected one of the twelve ministerial delegates from Canada to attend the Methodist Ecumenical Council i11 Philadelphia in 1591. Mr. Woodsworth is a clear and forcible preacher, an earnest and untiring worker, and has done a great work in Manitoba and the North-West. His quadrennial report to the General Conference of 1890 showed a wonderful amount of prosperity and progress in the work committed to his charge, and depicted in elo-

quent language the vast possibilities of that great country, of which he may be regarded as the Methodistic official head. He is a man of deep and sterling piety, and enjoys the unqualified confidence of all his brethren, lay and clerical. He is enthusiastic concerning his field of labor, and expects that in the future '\Vinnipeg will become commercially and socially, what it is now geographically, the centre of the Do-minion. In his addresses i11 the East, he has given a great deal of practical in-formation, and disabused many minds of false notions concerning what he calls The Canada of the future."

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