We have given considerable space in this issue to a refutation of the reports concerning Mrs. Eddy which have had recent circulation, and it would seem that the testimony presented, including as it does the evidence of prominent men who are not Christian Scientists, as well as that of the members of Mrs. Eddy's household, is sufficient to disprove these reports. Mrs. Eddy, as General Streeter has stated, exhibits "no appearance of weakness or decrepitude;" on the contrary, she displays "a physical activity not ordinarily to be found in persons many years younger."

Those who have had business relations with Mrs. Eddy testify to her mental vigor and activity, also that she attends personally to all business of importance, even to the smallest detail. She is in fact, as well as in name, the active, alert, vigilant Leader of the Christian Science movement, and its success is entirely due to her labors, which still continue with vigor and effect. The writer has been in continuous correspondence with Mrs. Eddy during more than four years, and has seen and conversed with her a number of times during that period, his last interview with her being on the afternoon of Oct. 30, within two hours after she had seen the reporters who assembled at Pleasant View on that date. Upon this occasion, as on others, she showed no evidence of disease or decrepitude, and her conversation on business and personal matters indicated no lack of the mental and spiritual qualities which make her the foremost woman of her time.

Archibald McLellan.

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November 3, 1906

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