HYDE Park, Mass. —The Hyde park Gazette-Times of July 2 contained an item a part of which follows: "The opening services of First Church of Christ, Scientist, held last Sunday in its new place of worship, formerly the Universalist church on Arlington street in the Hazelwood section, was attended by large congregations, people being present from Boston, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, and Dedham. The society has leased the church for a year, with the privilege of buying at the end of that time." At the quarterly business meeting held Oct. 8, the members unanimously voted to purchase the property before the privilege Each that we have been led to take an advance step, the way has been opened. The step from a rented (though very attractive) hall to a beautiful little church building of our own, all ready for us to occupy and fully furnished, including an organ, is a demonstration for which we are most grateful.—Correspondence.

PUYALLUP, WASH.—The Christian Scientists of Tacoma and Puyallup maintained a rest and reading-room at the Puyallup Valley fair, at Puyallup, Wash., Oct. 2 to 6. A large tent was used for the purpose, and proved a cozy and attractive place in which to rest and read. A large sign across the front of the tent announced, "Christian Science headquarters. Ask for free literature." Two hundred copies each of the Sentinel and Monitor were given away, besides many other pieces of Christian Science literature. Many expressions of pleasure and gratitude were heard from recipients of the Monitor. As an aid in advertising our daily newspaper the local publication committee had a stereopticon slide made and displayed at a motion-picture theater during fair week. The following was shown on the screen: "When at the fair, do not fail to ask for a copy of The Christian Science Monitor at the free reading-room." The fair management seemed pleased to grant the necessary space, and the hope of having the Scientists and their good reading matter in attendance again next year was expressed. The Puyallup Valley fair is a permanent institution, and people come to it from all over western Washington. Such a large distribution of Christian Science literature cannot but be productive of much good.—Correspondence.

TOLEDO, Ohio.—At the Toledo Industrial Exposition which was held at the Terminal Station, Sept. 23 to Oct. 5 inclusive, First Church of Christ, Scientist, maintained a booth conducted by the local committees on publication and distribution of literature. Each day and evening during the exposition free Monitors together with copies of other Christian Science literature were distributed by the committees in charge. All of Mrs. Eddy's works were displayed, and the Bible and Science and Health and the Quarterly on a reading-board were placed in a prominent position easily accessible to any one passing the booth. The following amount of literature was judiciously distributed: 608 Journals, 1522 Sentinels, 5008 Monitors, 1590 pamphlets, 17 Der Herolds, 53 leaflets, and 965 copies of the Christian Science lecture recently delivered in the Valentine theater, Toledo, and published in full in the Toledo Times. A thousand copies of this lecture, printed by the Times Company on a sheet, donated by a member of our church this occasion. Viewed from every standpoint this venture was a complete success, and we know that many false impressions have been corrected and much prejudice overcome, and its beneficent results are shown in increased church attendance and renewed interest throughout the field.

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December 14, 1912

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