Mrs. Paddock says she Owes her Life to Science

The Lincoln (Neb.) Evening News

Since the McMullen bill to prohibit Christian Science healing in Nebraska has been pending in the Senate, having first passed the House, there have been many protests received against its favorable consideration. These protests declare it to be unconstitutional, in that it assails the constitutional guaranty of religious liberty. The protests are signed by hundreds, not all of whom are followers of Christian Science healing. Most of the communications are identical, having evidently been circulated by Christian Scientists for signatures, but this morning Senator Fries submitted one that was out of the usual order. It came from Mrs. Algernon Sidney Paddock, and read as follows:

"To the Honorable Members of the Senate of the State of Nebraska:— I have been a resident of Nebraska for over forty years, and have the interests of the State much at heart. For twenty years, at certain intervals, I was a great sufferer. I consulted the best doctors and surgeons in New York, Washington, and in other places. With one accord they pronounced the disease to be sciatica in the worst form.

"During these attacks for months I would be confined to my bed, suffering intense pain. My last attack was while I was in Washington. When my physician thought it safe for me to be removed, I was taken, with the aid of crutches, to Excelsior Springs. For four months I lay upon my back, suffering intensely. Finally the physician attending me said there was no hope for my recovery and sentenced me to a short time to live. Completely discouraged, and as a last resort, I turned to Christian Science, and during my first treatment I was instantaneously healed, walking at once without my crutches and without pain. I am happy to state that I never had a return of this trouble. I was also healed of chronic liver, stomach, and kidney trouble. I have never resorted to medicine in any form since my healing and I am thankful to say that through my understanding of Christian Science that I can and do realize daily that God is my health, my strength, my life, my all.

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