Philadelphia, Pa.—Several meetings of the committee for distributing the Thanksgiving number of The Christian Science Monitor were necessary to complete the arrangement of planning and laying out the city or county of Philadelphia into fourteen districts with a total air-line distance of one hundred and sixteen miles. Germantown represented a territory of over one hundred miles, and Kensington sixty miles. After the districts were planned, twenty-one hundred wrappers were addressed and distributed in these districts, and then subdivided, to enable them to be laid out in rotation for delivery by automobiles, fourteen of which the committee succeeded in obtaining. On Friday, Nov. 29, a large force of workers met at First Church edifice, 40th and Walnut streets. Tables were erected in the Sunday school room, where the Monitor was received in bulk at noon, and at 1:30 the first route was ready for delivery. Each paper and wrapper was stamped "Complimentary," and after being wrapped, was passed to another table for the addressed wrapper; then tied in bundles, with slips of the route attached. Each automobile contained an attendant, with two boys of the Sunday school to assist him. Besides the twenty-one hundred copies delivered in this manner, one hundred copies were distributed in car-barns and fire-houses, and fourteen hundred and thirty copies were mailed from Boston to typewritten names and addresses sent to them for this purpose. Among this number were one hundred and eighty-six monthly subscriptions. This made a total of thirty-six hundred and thirty copies distributed.

Indianapolis, Ind.—A union service was held Thanksgiving morning by First and Second Churches of Christ, Scientist. It being the first Thanksgiving service held in their completed church edifice, First Church invited Second Church to join with them in makeing perfect the spirit of the day. Anticipating a very large attendance, First Church prepared for an overflow meeting to be held in the Sunday school room at the same hour as the regular service held in the main auditorium. The expectation was fully realized, as both rooms were filled at the time set for the service. As the large audience left the church, all felt that the combined service was a tribute not only to the great growth in the community of the cause of Christian Science, but that it formed within itself the crowning testimony of the healing power of Truth and Love.—Correspondence.

January 11, 1913

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