The nineteenth century in America produced two extraordinary...

Houston (Tex.) Chronicle

The nineteenth century in America produced two extraordinary women—world characters and time conquerors—Frances E. Willard and Mary Baker Eddy. Frances E. Willard, the apostle of temperance, stands in shining white marble among the soldiers, inventors, discoverers, and statesmen in Statuary Hall, the American Pantheon in the capitol at Washington. Strangely significant is that single female figure, with uplifted, shining brow, symbol of purity and peace, among the stalwart figures of the continent's foremost fighting men.

Not less but more significant is the position achieved, in her own lifetime, by Mary Baker Eddy, for she, the Founder of one of the world's great religions, has proven herself to be the greatest woman alive and one of the greatest that ever lived. The mother of the Christian Science Church seems certain, surviving the wrath and wrack of time as the slow centuries recede, to become one of the gigantic figures in the world's Pantheon.

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