In accordance with the rule in all Christian Science...

The Daily Patriot

In accordance with the rule in all Christian Science churches, that there shall be rotation in the office of their Readers, there has come a change in these offices in First Church of Christ, Scientist, Concord, N. H. As announced at the annual meeting of this church last evening, Rev. Irving C. Tomlinson, C.S.B., and Miss Mary E. Tomlinson, C.S., are to be succeeded by Prof. Hermann S. Hering, C.S.B., formerly First Reader of The Mother Church of Boston, and Miss Mabel Gage, C.S., of Concord, Second Reader. Rev. Mr. and Miss Tomlinson will continue, for the present, to make Concord their residence.

Prof. Hermann S. Hering, C.S.B., the newly elected First Reader of First Church of Christ, Scientist. of Concord, is a native of Philadelphia, Pa., and son of Dr. Constantine Hering, the founder of homoeopathy in America. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsvlvania from the department of mechanical engineering, receiving the professional degree of M.E. in 1886. He was made professor of mechanics and electrical engineering by the Philadelphia Board of Public Education in 1887, and in 1891 was called to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., as associate in electrical engineering, where he remained eight years, engaged in lecturing and in conducting laboratory and research work.

In 1899 he gave up his profession for the purpose of devoting himself entirely to Christian Science work, and was a practitioner. Reader, and teacher in Baltimore, and Publication Committee for Maryland and the District of Columbia. In 1902 he was elected First Reader of The Mother Church in Boston for a term of three years, and recently was made president of the church and a lecturer.

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