Among the speakers at the Christian Science church in...

Ithaca (N. Y.) News

Among the speakers at the Christian Science church in Avondale, O., last evening, says the Cincinnati Tribune of July 12, Professor V. Karapetoff, professor of electrical engineering at Cornell University, told an interesting religious experience. Professor Karapetoff was sent to this country five years ago by the Russian Government. He said that he had from boyhood been a deep student of the natural sciences, always searching for some explanation of life, its origin, and man's destiny. Religion, other than Greek Catholicism, had always been denied him, as it is all his fellowcountrymen, by the State, and he longed for something more than its forms and ceremonies.

"Shortly after arriving in this country," said Professor Karapetoff, "my health was completely shattered. The physicians failed to give relief. In utter despair I walked the streets of New York with a pistol in my pocket, on the verge of suicide. I should not be here to-night were it not for the fact that just at this time Christian Science was presented to me. I at once saw what it offered, accepted and studied it in connection with the Scriptures, and am glad to say that I have indeed found the saving Christ-truth in this practical Christianity. Not only has it brought me mental peace and spiritual comfort, but I have learned also how to keep myself physically well. It is because of my healing that I settled in this country. I love your country and I love Christian Science."

Professor Karapetoff has thrown away his revolver.

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