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The frigate Constellation, the oldest ship in the United States Navy, has been ordered out of commission. She was launched in 1797. Two years after her launching, she was victor in her first great fight, which was with the French frigate Insurgeant in February of 1800. She fought the French frigate Vengeance in a desperate battle, which cost her all her standing rigging, but brought her victory. The Constellation subsequently took part in the war with Tripoli and was conspicuous in the War of 1812. The exhibit of France to the World's Fair in Chicago was brought by her. During the last ten years she had been in•service as a receiving and training ship for navy apprentices at Newport.
For the first time in the history of the country the trust funds in the United States Treasury now amount to more than $1,000,000,000. The total amount was $1,002,169,969. as against $902,700,869 on June 30,1903. The items include silver dollars 469,873,000, against which an equal amount of silver certificates has been issued; silver dollars of 1890, 7,770,785 and silver bullion of 1890, $4,956,215. Against the last two there are outstanding Treasury notes to the same amount that is, $12,727,000. Besides the gold in active circulation the Treasury vauits now hold gold coin and bullion to the amount of $696,655,068. exclusive of the legal reserve of $150,000,000.
A conference has been held between the Panamanian Minister of Foreign Relations, Tomas Arias, and the American Minister, Mr. Barrett, as "a result of which it has been agreed that steamers can go into Ancon. the newly established port of entry in the Canal Zone the Panama Government simply filing protests. but not imposing any fine on the steamship agents, pending the final settlement of the questions at issue.
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The Conclusion Reached by Eminent Philosophers
EDWARD P. BATES.
MATTIE J. DE LANO.
J. EDWARD SMITH.
The Relation of Science and Health to the Bible
J. E. FELLERS.
CLARA L. DOANE.
What the People Say
Albert E. Miller
In spite of the contemporary theory relative to microscopic...
W. D. McCrackan
Christian Scientists do not promise specific results to their...
Richard P. Verrall
Harry Wakelyn with contributions from Minot O. Simons, Edward A. Kimball, Herman A. Heydt
MRS. EDDY TAKES NO PATIENTS
A Loving Gift
Editor with contributions from Mary Hatch Harrison, Mary B. G. Eddy
Letters to our Leader
Editor with contributions from Louis H. Buckshorn, Elma P. Jones, W. N. Miller, E. Blanche Ward
For a good many years of my life I was a member of an...
Frank M. Scofield
I knew nothing of Christian Science until four years ago...
It is nearly eight years since I was healed in Christian Science
Jecilia M. Pearse
I came into Christian Science seven years ago
Lida C. Rogers
From childhood I never knew what perfect health was...
Nina B. Spain
I feel that it is time for me to make some acknowledgment...
When I took up the study of Christian Science nearly...
Martha E. Porter
A number of years since I was healed by Christian Science...
M. L. C. with contributions from Charron
From our Exchanges
with contributions from Stephen A. Chase
A Word from Mr. Chase
Stephen A. Chase