As to Railroad Fares

We gladly give space to the following letter of explanation relative to railroad fares. No one, under the circumstances, will attach any blame to the railroad companies.

Chicago, June 21, 1901.

Dear Brother:—I have just sent you a telegram upon the request of Mr. W. B. Jerome, General Western Passenger Agent of the N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R., which road you may know controls the greater part of the business between Chicago and Boston. One reason for Mr. Jerome's request is that several carloads of Christian Scientists from the West and Northwest arrived in Chicago this morning expecting to purchase tickets for the round trip for a fare and one third, and many of them seemed to have a feeling that it was within the power of the railroad people in Chicago to make the rate, and that failure to do so was unfair to them. Another reason is that Mr. Jerome feels that our interests in the matter of obtaining reduced rates for the annual meeting, or for any future occasion, may be prejudiced by the unfounded complaints of people who do not realize that it takes time to perfect arrangements for a reduced rate.

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Titled Visitors to First Church
June 27, 1901

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