The lecture by Frank H. Leonard at the Orpheum Theater May 8, drew a crowded house and was listened to with much interest. The lecturer was introduced by N. Jenness, editor of the Nampa Leader Herald, who said,—

We are gathered here this afternoon to investigate a subject which is attracting more and more attention. Men and women are searching for truth more than ever before in the history of the world. Truth is eternal and unchangeable, but man's conception of truth has been as imperfect and changeable as man himself. Here and there along the pathway of history has arisen one with clearer vision than his fellows, who has pointed the way to a higher and nobler plane of living. Man has ever struggled toward that higher plane, when it was made known to him. Some there are who contend to the contrary, but I believe it is true that the tendency has ever been from the darkness toward the light.

In comparatively recent years it was given to one to see, more clearly, perhaps, than any of her predecessors, man's true relation to God and to his brother man. Mrs. Eddy, Founder of the Christian Science church, gave years of the most careful study to the subject, and came to believe and know that it is possible for man to bring himself into such harmonious relation with the divine that all evils, physical and mental, will fall away, leaving men free and unfettered to fulfil their highest destiny. There was much opposition at first, and many were the shafts of sarcasm, ridicule, and invective hurled at Mrs. Eddy; but, clothed as she was in the armor of righteousness, these missiles fell broken and harmless at her feet. The only weapons she employed in return were those of love and kindness. The purity of her life and her indefatigable labors for the uplift of humanity gradually influenced those about her, and Christian Science took root,—slowly at first, but when firmly rooted it spread rapidly over New England. adjoining states, and then the whole United States; leaped the ocean, and found lodgment wherever civilized man has a habitation, until today thousands and hundreds of thousands have become adherents of the faith. When so many earnest men and women are devoting their lives to this Cause, it is well that those of us who have given but superficial study to this question should pause, and spend an hour with those who know of the power of Christian Science.—Correspondence.

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