More than a thousand persons, less than one-third of them being converts, heard a lecture on Christian Science by Frank H. Leonard of Brooklyn, N. Y., at Proctor's Theater yesterday afternoon [Nov. 10]. Every seat in the place was taken. the Rev. Henry R. Rose, of the Church of the Redeemer, Universalist, introduced the lecturer. In doing so he spoke pleasantly and kindly of Mrs. Eddy's work and the sect she has founded, while not subscribing to the views involved. He declared that there are many commendable things about Christian Science. He said that its forces were bent toward overcoming the erstwhile popular belief in eternal damnation, and in that, at least, they were doing much good.—The Morning Star.

Miss Mary Brookins lectured on Christian Science at Boyd's Theater, Nov. 8. She was introduced by the Rev. Mary G. Andrews, of the Universalist faith, who said in part,—

The world is slowly ascending the "mountain height" of God's truth and love. The star of promise beameth from afar. Sometimes we sit in the shadow and cannot see its light. There are even those who will say, "Who can show us any good;" but the true prophet saith, "Step by step since time began, I see the steady gain of man." The world is moving toward this kingdom of good,—"on earth peace, good will toward men." These sweet notes of harmony will soon resound from shore to shore, and the glad refrain will be taken up by all people in all lands. Our friends of the Christian Science faith are well in the advance guard of this strong host of spiritual victors. Speaking of my brother ministers recently, I said, "Brethren, to me one thing is evident, Christian Science is supplying the need of the world, ministering to the human heart and life as we have not been able to do with our interpretation of truth. They have a vitalized religion. They are teaching us all deeper lessons of charity and faith, revealing depths of infinite love."

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December 21, 1907

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