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314 RESCUE OF THE PERISHING.
which may come at any moment, like it did upon those poor souls
The Rev. Samuel Fallows (St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal
Church, Adams street and Winchester avenue)-" From breaking
hearts we must say, 'Father in heaven, all is well, though faith
and form are sundered in the night of fear.' The lesson of selfhelp
which this calamity teaches will not be lost. God intended
man to conquer nature, to bind its forces, to ride triumphantly on
its seemingly resistless energies. Galveston must not be blotted
out. It must rise to newness of life. Like our own Chicago, it
must be rebuilt on a higher level. It must rear its structures so
that the angriest waves shall not dash them to pieces. Another
lesson of American pluck and energy will thus be learned by
MISFORTUNES MAKE US ONE.
The Rev. Frank DeWitt Talmage (Jefferson Park Presbyterian
Church)-" We know not why this misfortune happened.
Only eternity can solve for us the mystery, but we can learn two
or three lessons that may be of help to us. God has made of one
blood all nations. The misfortunes of mankind make us one,
and when we hear the call we can hear Christ say, 'Inasmuch as
ye have done it unto one of the least of these, ye have done it
The Rev. J. Kittredge Wheeler (Fourth Baptist Church, Ashland
Boulevard and Monroe street)--" The Galveston horror
brings more prominently into notice the universal brotherhood of
mankind, and shows that when suffering humanity calls, the
response is liberal and widespread. Such a disaster puts aside
all superficial distinction, and man comes to regard man as a fellow
being without prejudice as to color or social position. "
The Rev. W. H. Carwardine (Adams Street Methodist
Church)-" It was builded upon the sand, and its destruction is a
warning to those builders who forget the foundation in the beauties
of the upper structure. The highest light that comes to the
victims of the most appalling disaster of the century is the unfolding
of the world's friendship."
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