A False Report Corrected

NOT a little of the prejudice existing against Christian Science is based upon false reports which have been published as news items in the daily papers, and the following letter from the Christian Science Publication Committee. which appeared in a recent issue of the Joplin (Mo.) News Herald, will serve to call attention to the unreliability of many reports that have crept into the newspapers because of the great haste with which news must be gathered, as well as to an important part of the work of this committee. The letter is as follows:—

"St. Louis, August 10.—Editor News Herald. Dear Sir:—The News Herald, in its issue of August 4, in giving an account of the death of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Linn, of 2219 Virginia Avenue, your city, states that the child was treated by a Christian Science healer. Being informed by friends regarding the publication, I obtained a statement from Mrs. Linn concerning the matter. To the party who interviewed her she made the statement that the child did not have Christian Science treatment. In her statement she says,—

" 'The lady who treated the child was not a Christian Scientist and did not claim to be one. The lady rubbed with her hands and claimed to be a magnetic healer and osteopathist.'

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The Question of Hazard
August 26, 1905

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