Eugene R. Cox of the Christian Science committee on...

New York (N. Y.) Herald

Eugene R. Cox of the Christian Science committee on publication for the state of New York, with offices at No. 1 Madison avenue, yesterday [April 5] forwarded to Jacob H. Schiff, treasurer of the China famine relief fund, a check for two thousand ninety-three dollars and forty-three cents, the proceeds of a collection taken up in the twelve Christian Science churches and societies in Greater New York. The largest contribution to the fund was made by First Church of Christ, Scientist, of Brooklyn, which is constructing a new church edifice at New York avenue and Dean street. Previous to the taking of the collection the following notice had been read in all the churches:

"In time of wide-spread disaster the great heart of humanity instinctively turns to thoughts of succor and relief. We to whom the true brotherhood of man is revealed should be among the first to manifest our recognition of such brotherhood, and because of the amplitude of our spiritual blessings give generously of material means in time of need. In a large district of China three million human beings are on the verge of starvation because of the failure of crops. Prompt action is necessary by the world in order to alleviate the trying conditions of this famine. No country should more freely respond than this, because of the new admission of China to the sisterhood of republics; no city should be more generous than this, the great mart of the western world; no people should respond more promptly than Christian Scientists, whose wealth of love can flash to the antipodes as quickly as to our next-door neighbor."

May 4, 1912

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