Among the Churches

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Pasadena, Cal.—One of the most beautiful and helpful features of last New Year's day was the public reading-tent at the corner of Colorado street and Los Robles avenue, maintained by the Christian Science church. The count of visitors showed that over four thousand availed themselves of the comfort and convenience of the tent during the day and evening. Here the sick, faint, footsore, and weary men, women, and children found rest and refreshment "without money and without price." The fact that everything was free seemed very hard for the public to realize, and many offers were made to pay for the service rendered.

When the owner of the lot on which the tent was located discovered that the enterprise was for the benefit of the public and that the church was not making anything, he generously returned the check for twenty-five dollars which the committee had paid for the use of the lot, saying that he was more than glad to share in the good work. The tent was not formally opened until seven o'clock Friday morning, but the attendant in charge was kept up all night New Year's eve, with people coming and going. Crowds visited the tent throughout New Year's day and until far into the night.

February 20, 1915
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