The Lectures

"Christian Science, the religion of Jesus Christ," was the subject of a very interesting lecture given by Hon. William G. Ewing of Chicago at the Opera House (Monday, October I), and so enthusiastic were those believing in this comparatively new religion, and so curious were the unbelievers to know something about it, that the theatre was not large enough to seat the entire assemblage, and extra chairs were brought into service in the rear of the house. While the Christian Science sect in this city is a growing one, it is comparatively small as yet, and it therefore can be said that a majority of those who listened to the remarks of the eminent speaker did so not with faith but with a desire to learn. Many went away perhaps as much prejudiced against Christian Science as ever, but with vastly more respect for its teachings and its followers.

Judge Ewing was formerly conspicuous as a member of the Superior Court of Chicago, but he gave up active work in his profession to expound the doctrines of Christian Science to those who hitherto have scoffed at it. He proved himself a forceful and deliberate speaker, delivering his lecture in a quiet but perfectly distinct way, and his eloquence and earnestness held the closest attention of his audience throughout the evening.

The audience was one that must have gratified the speaker, as it was a representative one, composed of thinking people, to most of whom Christian Science, as Judge Ewing said, had been shrouded in mist and myth. In the audience were many of the leading followers of the religion in this city, who were instrumental in securing the lecture. Judge Ewing was introduced by Judge C. D. Cleveland, who in a brief speech, told of the life of Christ and of the birth and growth of the new religion of Christian Science. Judge Ewing was greeted with applause.

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