The Lectures

Judge Ewing of Chicago, who appeared at the Grand Opera House last evening (Friday, June 28), delivered an address free from all offensive characteristics. He is in appearance and in his language and manner a man who creates a favorable opinion and inspires respect not only for himself but for the cause he advocates. He was first interested in Christian Science by being healed of asthma and other physical troubles. He had been given up by physicians, and had gone to Virginia to see if the climate would not help him, when a friend who had been cured by Christian Science persuaded him to take treatment, which he did. In three days he was perfectly cured and returned to his office and work. This was sixteen years ago, since which time he has not lost three days.

A good audience of representative people greeted the speaker, who was introduced by Attorney Detwiler, who prefaced his introduction by saying that he had always supposed that Christian Science had to do only with the body, but he found that it dealt with the soul as well; that in many places Christian Science was still in the stage of ridicule, but he believed that the people of Muscatine would give a respectful hearing; that they were disposed to hear a cause, then consider and decide in accordance with the dictates of their consciences. "The speaker will address you in his own way. One of the means employed by Christian Scientists to present their cause to the public is by lectures. They have a great mission which will be presented by Judge Ewing."

He began his address by saying that forty-one years ago he had spoken during the memorable campaign between the little giant, Stephen A. Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln, in Muscatine. Since that time he had passed through several times, but never stopped; that he saw a very marked difference in the appearance of the place to-day and the place then; that the difference in the field of thought was as different as in the material world.

Concord's Hospitality
July 11, 1901

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