One great source of wealth is exchange One gardener may have two hoes and no spade, another two spades and no hoe. After they have met and exchanged a hoe for a spade, both are enriched and neither is impoverished. Their wealth has been increased.

One of the problems of poverty has been to bring together those who needed each the help of the other. Among the opportunities afforded by The Christian Science Monitor is that for the conservation of this vast source of wealth and its use so as to benefit its readers and advertisers, and at the same time carry to all a knowledge of Christian Science ; thus aiding the great exchange whereby many may secure the pearl of great price. Therefore all Christian Scientists, even those who have given liberally to the cause and perhaps made sacrifices to distribute the literature, may profit from the injunction of our Leader and read the Monitor.

This would seem to include an examination of the advertisements, possibly with a view to benefiting ourselves while at the same time furthering the circulation of our literature by patronizing those who have advertised therein. The writer knows of an instance where a Christian Scientist wrote to several acquaintances, advising them of the special summer vacation number of the Monitor, and sending a copy to each, expressing the hope that it would aid them in planning for a pleasant summer vacation. He made his own plans, however, without reference to those many good friends who had advertised in this special number, and thought he did not even have time to read this large issue carefully. Had he acted on the good advice he gave others, he might have saved himself a sad experience during this summer's vacation.

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March 25, 1911

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