At the National Military Home, Ohio

A few years ago a lady interested in Christian Science donated to the library of The National Military Home, Ohio, near Dayton, four copies of the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. Later the Journal and Sentinelwere accepted, two copies of the former and three or four copies of the latter. There are about five thousand veterans of the Civil War at this Home.

A few days ago the writer visited the library. From the appearance of our periodicals it is quite evident that they are read. On inquiring of the librarian in regard to the copies of our text-book, they were found to be properly indexed under the name of the author. I was shown the books, the librarian informing me that one book had been read so much and become so badly worn that it had been destroyed. (It is a rule in the library when books show so much usage as to present an untidy appearance they are destroyed.) A second copy of Science and Health was read so much as to necessitate its being rebound, and the other two copies showed that they had been read. How much good this literature has done we may perhaps never know, but there have been a number of calls for healing, and some beautiful demonstrations of the power of Truth to bring relief and to heal when material remedies had failed. A half dozen or more members have identified themselves with the Christian Science churches in our city, and attend quite regularly.

A Morning Song
February 17, 1906

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