Among the Churches

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Cleveland and Lakewood, Ohio .—During the past year 37,844 copies of the Monitor have been purchased from the Publishing Society. These have been distributed through the street sales, special article, foreign page, and marked copy mailing, and to the interested readers' list. A great many copies received from news-stands, reading-rooms, and individuals, have been distributed in bulk to the Cleveland farm colony at Warrensville, railroad depots, etc. An average of 332 pieces of literature is mailed monthly to the interested readers' list, while an average of 446 Monitors a month is mailed in the department of special article and foreing page mailing. One division of our work handles twenty public libraries, nine school libraries, three colleges, three private schools, fourteen charitable homes and institutions, Y. W. C. A., the state hospital, and the Neal institute. It is our aim to place the works of Mrs. Eddy and all authorized Christian Science literature, as well as "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" by Sibyl Wilbur, wherever there is a need, or an opportunity to benefit mankind.

Department store employees have become interested in Christian Science through the reading of the Monitors found in their rest rooms, and have afterward found their rest rooms, and have afterward found their way to the reading-rooms and churches. Inmates in the women's department at the county jail have requested literature to take away with them. One woman was found reading Science and Health long after the retiring hour. Another woman, under sentence of one year imprisonment, was suffering intensely one day, and her attention was directed to Christian Science literature. The next morning she was cheerful, happy, and well. She said that she had found in Science and Health the admonition to be patient and trustful, and that she had decided to trust, and that same day she was called to court, where her sentence was reduced to sixty days at Warrensville. She asked for a Journal, that she might be able to find a church after her release, expressed a desire for a copy of Science and Health to take with her, and asked that literature be sent to her at the farm. A man at the Warrensville farm attended the Christian Science services held there last summer, became interested, and has since been healed of the liquor habit through reading Science and Health. Another division of the work covers, the Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Industry, Builders' Exchange, Salvation Army, fire stations, police stations, railroad depots, street railway terminals, hotels, barber shops, lighthouses, cribs, boats, army and navy recruiting stations, soldiers and sailors' home, Y. M. C. A. and branches, also manufacturing plants. The Cleveland Cliffs Company, the Pittsburg Steamship Company, Corrigan & McKinney, and M. A. Hanna & Co. have granted the committee permission to send the Monitor to their vessels, one hundred and twenty-one in all, thus reaching fifteen hundred to two thousand sailors.—Report Joint Literature Committee.

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