A Corner-Stone

Marinette (Wis.) Argus

Wednesday, July 5, at 4.30 A.M., soon after sunrise, fifty of the Christian Scientists of this city gathered at the Stephenson Street entrance to their new church building which is in course of erection, and with brief but solemn exercises laid the corner-stone, a marble tablet, into the wall of the structure in which they soon expect to worship.

The marble tablet, inscribed simply with the date, 1899, covers a receptacle which contains a copy of each of the Rev. Mary Baker Eddy's writings and a copy of the Fourth of July edition of the Marinette North Star. The company assembled, Mrs. Laura Sargent read passages from the Old and New Testaments which were appropriate to the occasion, and also selections from Science and Health. The simple ceremony was followed by silent prayer and the Lord's Prayer, thus ending the exercises.

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