In response to numerous requests from our readers, we purpose an enlargement of this journal. Commencing with the issue for January next, the number of pages will be increased from 16 to 28, under white covers. This will afford considerably more space and will, we believe, be much better every way than to make the paper a semi-monthly of its present size. We trust that the TOWER readers in general will coincide with our judgment in the matter of this change.
This additional presswork, paper, composition and postage will necessitate an increase in the price to $1.00 (4/-) a year. This price, it is hoped, will clear the cost of the publication—including those sent gratis to the LORD'S POOR interested in the present truth, who, because of infirmities of age or accident or other causes, are unable to pay for it. These constitute a much more numerous class than most would imagine, as the poor and the infirm are specially drawn to the "good tidings of great joy." Should any surplus remain after the actual cost of the publishing of the TOWER has been met, it will go into the Tract Fund for scattering Old Theology tracts, as the Editor and the Publishing Co. serve the cause gratuitously, from love for the Master and the Truth.
In the VIEW of this issue, we have shown the necessity for supplying large quantities of the O.T. Tracts gratis to interested brethren and sisters who can use them to great advantage for the spread of the Truth. We therefore propose a plan which, if it can be worked out, will, we believe, meet the case fully.
(1) The new price for the TOWER will include a year's subscription for two copies of the OLD THEOLOGY TRACTS, published quarterly. Thus every TOWER subscriber will be also an O.T. Tract subscriber, and will receive two copies of each tract as issued.
(2) Any subscriber (as above—including those accepted on the list of the Lord's poor) will have the privilege of ordering FREE as many extra copies of any of the tracts as he can use judiciously—from No. 1 onward except Nos. 8 and 11. Thus all may become scatterers of the "hail."
(3) It is proposed to meet this immense demand and the great cost which it will entail—even though with our great economy $1.00 will do nearly as much as $2.00 ordinarily—by the FREE WILL OFFERINGS of those whose hearts, touched by the truth, burn with desire to serve it and its Author.
This will be a work of faith; yet seeing the necessity for it, we conclude to adopt the plan, feeling sure that he who declares that all the gold and silver of the mountains are his will send the amount needful for its economical accomplishment. We will not even wait until the first of the year, but invite all TOWER subscribers, who have the heart desire and the ability to engage in the work, to order at once such tracts as they can and will judiciously use.
While passing through London we noticed some very beautiful Motto Cards suitable for the adornment of the walls of Christian homes, and, thinking the prices cheaper than in the United States, we purchased some, purposing to advise the TOWER readers and to supply orders if any desired them. We present herewith a descriptive list. The prices include postage.
1. LARGE STARS (6 different Mottoes),............$ .25
2. LONG SHAPED (4 " " ),............ .25
3. SMALLER, Square shaped (4 Mottoes, with Chromo
4. SMALLER, "REST IN THE LORD"—verses,.......... .15
5. " SHIELDS (6 Mottoes),................. .10
6. FAITH & LOVE (Moss Roses) (4 Mottoes),........$ .10
7. GOD'S FAVOR (Floral Wreaths) (6 Mottoes),..... .10
8. LOOKING TO JESUS (Roses) (4 Mottoes),......... .10
9. CHRISTIAN SOLDIER MOTTOES (2 Mottoes),........ .10
10. EASEL MOTTOES FOR MANTEL (6 Mottoes),........ .05
11. CHRISTMAS CARDS (assorted, illuminated), .05 & .10
r1334 FURTHER COMPLICATIONS FOR PRESBYTERIANISM.
r1335 RUSSIA'S CHASTISEMENT.
r1337 FARMERS ALLIANCE CIRCULARS.
r1335 THE BLOOD OF JESUS.
r1337 EXTRACTS FROM INTERESTING LETTERS.
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