Among the Churches

Montana.—During the past year this office has doubled the circulation of Christian Science literature in this state, having distributed 16,664 pieces. We received permission to place a complete set of Mrs. Eddy's writings, "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" by Sibyl Wilbur, and one subscription each to the Sentinel, the Journal, and the Monitor on the United States steamship "Montana." Permission was received to place free subscriptions to the Monitor in five hotels in Glacier National Park during the park season. It is reported that much good is done in the state penitentiary by the Monitor, eight subscriptions being donated to that institution by this office and the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy. The Trustees also donated ten copies daily to the Montana National Guard while they were stationed at Fort Douglas, Ariz., and in this state have placed the works of Mrs. Eddy, "The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" by Sibyl Wilbur, and subscriptions to the periodicals published by The Christian Science Publishing Society, in the libraries at Fort Benton, Miles City, and Valier. Twenty-nine copies of the book by Sibyl Wilbur have been distributed to ministers in the various cities. The newspapers of this state, as a whole, continue to be well disposed toward Christian Science, and nearly all of the leading ones have published the full text of Christian Science lectures.

Dayton, Ohio.—The following letter has been received from the librarian of the Dayton State Hospital: "The Trustees under the Will of Mrs. Eddy placed with us 12 copies of Science and Health, 12 of 'Miscellaneous Writings,' 8 subscriptions to the Monitor and Sentinel, and we receive 6 Journals. The books are placed in the little cases which we transfer from ward to ward, also the farm, and are accessible to all patients in such wards. They are read more or less, several patients showing considerable interest and asking me questions. The papers and other literature I distribute on arrival, a copy of each going to the table of the employees' reading-room. As to the rest I try to place them in the hands of those who are interested, asking them to leave them in their ward when they have finished reading. As to our medical staff, three of our physicians have asked me why I am a Christian Scientist, and some general questions. One reads the literature to some extent. I may state their attitude as one of kindly tolerance and curiosity. We have three or four Scientists among our employees. Our superintendent requests me to thank the Scientists for the books and the literature."—Committee on Publication.

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