The Lectures

A lecture on Christian Science was delivered here by Judge Septimus J. Hanna, April 27. The lecturer was introduced by Hon. W. E. Archer, President of the Kansas Conferences, of the Epworth League, Atchison District. He said in part,—

We do not all come as Christian Scientists, but we do come, I trust, lifting ourselves above our creeds, to join as one great band for the advancement, enlightenment, and spiritual progress of our community. The Church, and not the creed, is the anchor of our race, and we welcome with delight all persons who contribute to its influence and success, and who endeavor to impress upon the hearts of men the measures of Divine truth regardless of forms and prescriptions. In all the avocations of life there have been those who have achieved renown and pressed the cup of self-satisfaction to their lips again and again, but he who never administered to the ills of humanity, or carried the light of hope into the gloom of a soul's despair, has never drunk at the fountains of true joy.

As the rain from heaven waters the forest,—giant oak and shrub alike,—so those engaged in this service have something of value to give to both the strong and the weak.

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June 24, 1905

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