Senator John D. Works of California made a remarkable...

New York Sun

Senator John D. Works of California made a remarkable speech in the United States Senate today [July 6] in which he defended Christian Science and told his colleagues how he and members of his family had been healed of their infirmities by practising it. The senator's frank avowal of his faith in the efficacy of Christian Science treatment and his recital of his family experiences surprised and interested his colleagues. He was speaking in opposition to a bill introduced by Senator Owen of Oklahoma creating a department of public health.

The galleries showed a fair representation of Christian Science followers who came with knowledge in advance as to the character of the speech. They indicated their appreciation by smiles and nods of approval. Senator Works was heartily congratulated by Senator Clapp of Minnesota at the conclusion. The senator from Minnesota is a regular attendant at the Christian Science church in Washington and has been a believer in the healing power of the Christian Science faith for many years. His confidence is based on his own experience in being cured of an aggravated case of rheumatism that had baffled regular physicians. There is at least one other senator who attends regularly the Sunday readings of the Christian Science church, but he was not present today to hear Senator Works.

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