Signs of the Times

[Editorial in the Standard, Anaconda Montana]

Senator Moses of New Hampshire has the reputation of being a clear-headed, long-headed, practical politician of the old school. His gray matter has never been charged with any red or yellow tinges. In debate he is a quick reasoner, a hard hitter, often a brilliant word slinger. Such a man does not easily lose his mental poise, his sense of perspective, or his sharp sagacity in sizing up men and things. The testimony of Senator Moses regarding the character and intellectuality of Mary Baker Eddy is, therefore, important and impressive. The senator is not a Christian Scientist himself—he is a Congregationalist. But he tells Willis J. Abbot, Contributing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, that his intimate acquaintance with Mrs. Eddy extended over several years while they were both residents of Concord, New Hampshire, and that while she did not convert him to her religious views, she impressed him as a woman of extraordinary mentality, entirely capable of writing Science and Health without assistance from any philospher or rhetorician.

To-day, after the lapse of more than two decades, Senator Moses declares his high appreciation of Mrs. Eddy's intellectual honesty, her religious sincerity, and her remarkable capacity for dealing with the affairs of the world—the business that brought her into contact with lawyers, bankers, and publishers. This first-hand testimony, coming from a public man free from any possible religious bias in their favor, is highly prized by the Christian Scientists.

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August 10, 1929

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