The other day there passed away one of the most remarkable...

Peoria (Ill.) Journal

The other day there passed away one of the most remarkable women of the past and present century. Her prototype has never been known in the history of the world.

She was the originator and the leader of a cult that is known all over the world, and that embraces in its membership some of the most intelligent people of this or any other nation. And therein it differs from any other cult of which we have any knowledge. Generally any movement like that of Christian Science takes in first the lower or at least the mediocre classes. The association of which Mrs. Eddy was the head took in the highest and the most intelligent.

Whatever may be said of Christian Science, there must be something about it to attract or such would not have been the case. There must have been something extraordinary about the head of that church, or she would not have attracted the clientage that she did. A few years ago there was an attempt made to "write down" Mrs. Eddy. It failed, and that was another demonstration of her great strength. The sincerity of Mrs. Eddy has been questioned, but we have never entertained the least doubt that she was perfectly sincere in all that she said or did.

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Mary Baker Eddy was a great woman
January 21, 1911

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