29 APRIL 1899, Page 19

The Times of Tuesday gives an interesting account of the

progress made by the Wesleyans in their attempt to raise a fund of a million guineas from a million Wesleyans. The fund was only started six months ago, and already some 2714,125 has been promised,—half a million of which is in single guineas. This seems to make it certain that when the lists close on January 1st, 1901, the whole sum will be raised. All who are not blinded by prejudice will heartily wish success to the fund, which is sure to be wisely and honourably administered. Our only doubt is as to whether it was wise to allocate the money beforehand in strict proportions (as has been done) to different objects. It is asserted, however, that people will not subscribe for indefinite aims. A sum of a quarter of a million is to be used in building in a central West End position a Wesleyan Hall capable of holding three thousand persons and a Library and Committee Rooms. We do not know whether the Society has decided against the policy of building -a College at Oxford, bat, if not, we cannot help thinking that the founding of a Wesley College on the lines of Mansfield College, would be a very appropriate commemoration of the great son of Oxford who was the founder of the Society that bears his name.