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Leavenworth, Kan.—A Christian Science lecture was delivered at the United States Penitentiary by John Randall Dunn under the auspices of the local church, with contributions from the churches of Kansas to meet the expenses. The lecturer was introduced by Chaplain Harmon Allen, and much interest and appreciation was expressed by the men. Copies of a local paper containing the lecture, as well as Sentinels and Monitors, were distributed to the men as they left the chapel. Christian Science literature has been distributed in this institution for over twelve years, and the first lecture was delivered there in 1907.

The thought having been prepared by regular distribution and through the healing work, in 1914 a request came from the men for Christian Science services. Since that time services have been held in the chapel every Sunday by volunteer readers and musicians from the local church. In 1915, by the Trustees under the Will of Mary Baker Eddy, a circulating library was given to this institution, in which were forty copies of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," copies of Mrs. Eddy's other works, fifteen subscriptions each to the Journal, the Sentinel, and the Monitor, and sixty subscriptions to the Quarterly. During the past year the free gift of the subscriptions has been withdrawn, and only half of each subscription is now paid, the other half devolving upon the local church, and we are most grateful to say that the generous response of the churches of Kansas to our lecture and literature fund has been sufficient to provide the necessary subscriptions.

Durham County, England.—In visiting editors from time to time the committee on publication has found them more willing to publish articles on Christian Science, but they plead lack of paper. They all promise better things in the future, and no doubt our manager's method of supplying news items to the press will be more appreciated as time moves on.

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The Lectures
January 18, 1919

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