Letters to our Leader

South Pasadena, Cal., April 29, 1906.

Beloved Leader:—I want to tell you of some beautiful things that have taken place since the destruction of San Francisco. It will gladden you. Out of all this will come a vast empire for God. Self was forgotten: no distinction made between the rich and poor; part of the former crowded into the street, hurriedly dressed in elegant attire; laboring people could don the little they needed quickly; some were only partially clothed. A rich man carried a poor man on his back, to the table for bread. A few days later, the same people were carried to Los Angeles; clothing had not yet reached them. The response to the call for help was wonderful. It is pleasing to know that one our churches in Los Angeles was the first to send relief,—twenty-two hundred dollars and thirty-three cents to the Christian Science church.

Car after car of cooked food, bedding, and clothing, came on; stores and homes were almost stripped; right of way was given by railroads, and all rushed through by night. This appeared to be the nearest and most available point. The naked and hungry were clothed and fed. We are proud of our people. Sunday was spent in making such clothing as was called for. School children were asked to bring one or more loaves of bread.

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