We extract the following from the Troy Record of August 29, 1898:—

On Friday evening, August 26, a representative audience gathered at the Theatre Saratoga,Saratoga Springs, to listen to a lecture on the Work and Scope of Christian Science. The lecturer, Mr. Carol Norton, is a member of the Board of Lectureship of the Mother Church of Christian Science in Boston, Mass. He spoke extemporaneously, and for an hour held the close attention of his hearers. Among the most attentive listeners were some of the best-known physicians of the city. The speaker was introduced by Dr.George D. Cochran of New York City. Dr. Cochran was graduated from two of the leading American Medical Colleges, one an Allopathic, and the other a Homeopathic school. He also had several years' experience in the hospitals of Paris, France. Mr. Norton, accompanied by Dr. Cochran, came upon the platform at half past eight o'clock. It was an interesting sight of this progressive age to witness a Christian Scientist introduced by a regular physician who candidly accepts the claims of the system as the result of his own convincing experience.

One of the salient features of the present century has been the growth of materialism. Indeed, the scientific men of the day have turned their attention so fixedly toward physical cause and effect that matter in their eyes has assumed most of the prerogatives of Deity. Against this gross subversion of the fact, Mary Baker Eddy raised a voice of protest over thirty years ago, and announced to the world her discovery, which she named Christian Science. At first, little attention was paid to her metaphysical system. Then opposition of the most violent character was aroused. But she persevered, and to-day Christian Science has received such unqualified support as to justify the assertion that it will ultimately be universally accepted. So much misapprehension exists concerning the teachings of Christian Science that it was deemed wise by the properly constituted authority of the Mother Church in Boston, Mass., to establish a Board of Lectureship in order that scope and work of the system might be properly presented to the people desirous of investigating it. One of the members of this Board is with us to-night and you can listen to his exposition of the subject with confidence. It gives me great pleasure to present to you Mr. Carol Norton of New York City.

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