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Diimnam Lounty liew ^ PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY _ PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY __ R. N. LUDI, Editor and Publisher «entered as second class matter December 3, 1907. at the postoffice at ' lackfoot. Idaho, under act of Congress of March 3, 1879. Large Interested Audience TT ° __ T ,_ T —. , . sad Nears WHI, AV. Porter S Lecture on "Christian ods Science, It's Reasonable i' . Appeal. —~ Its ow.n beliefs, superstition®, germs, or whatever else they may be called I (Continuer from page 3) tomorrow, anything to. interfere with or to overthrow one of the least of these little ones-—one of the least of these ideas of the divine Mind or God which unfolds the na ture and character of man's true selfhood. Each successive conclu sion reached by physical science re garding the nature of the germ is a step nearer to the ultimate recog nition that the inception of disease Is In mortal belief and not in what appears to be matter. This being true, why (follow devious and pain ful steps through matter? Why not accept the scientific, definite, clear and simple statements of fact demonstrated by Christian Science? The present vogue in systems of material medication seems to 'be what is called the serum treatment. of ted It is not necessary to E« into an ex-l haustive description of this form of l treatment, because after all has j, been said upon the subject that can be said, after the subject has, been stripped of all of it« technical toer blage, it amounts simply to this; the injection of one form of matter called "serum" into another form of matter called "body." The theory Is that the matter-serum will make the matter-body well. In systems of material medication it is the mat ter-body that is to be treated. Un der this seemingly plausible theory of the application of matter to mat ter for the purpose of correcting dis cord and of establishing harmony one might, consistently with this theory, gather up a lot of chalk which had been used in carrying out erroneous mathematical calculations in the public schools. From ithe Chalk thus collected might 'be evol ved. This serum might be injected into other clean, fresh pieces of (chalk under the theory that the use of the chalk, thus inoculated, will do away with errors of mathematics in our public schools- Some one may argue that the two situations are not similar—one piece of chalk and the human body. He will tell you that the piece of chalk is simply a piece of inorganic, inanimate mat ter, which lias neither human sense nor human intelligence as has the body. Now we are making rapid strides. It is the human mind, then associated with the body, which must be taken into consideration and treated. Let us assume a black board to be filled witlh erroneous, discordant, sick mathematical cal to it I cuhU ons^ What fa wrong, here? The blackboard cannot be said o be sick, nor the chalk, nor the hand , which made the figures, nor the nor muscles which guided t lie hands. The so-called human mind wihioli produced the erroneous results is sick and at fault. This human mind, it should be clearly understood, is not the divine Mind, nor is it re lated to the divine, immortal Mind. The huma.n mind is comprised in the belief that evil is real and that mat ter is intelligent; this so-called mind is the producer °* s '* kne8s and ran not be the healer of disease. Only the truth embraced in the in finite, divine Mind can coriect the ".....* ------- K """ f erne, of mortal belief In order to correct erroneous mathematical results no one will ar gue for a moment that It is neves B .____f sarv to improve the structure ot the blackboard or of the chalk: nor that i, i. necessary to strengthen the lb» piece of chalk? Ob human mind. Take away entirely the human mind from the human body and there remains—-matter. Just as inanimate as the piece of ,' a ' e eT , 'inlk. It is. then, the human mind t'uit must be taken into considera tion and treated. Apart from the evidence which lias been reviewed in this connec t: l, who is willing to admit that a material medicine has the intelli gence, when taken into the system, to go to the exa'ct part of the hu man system, and there to the exact thing necessary to be done to estab-, lish harmony and to relieve suffer-^ ing? Does any one believe that inert matter possesses within it ^if » intelligence necessary to do this? The answer can only be no. why continue longer subjectif" to the idolatroufe practice involved in matter medicine? Any seeming g io d which follows the use of ma-iP t or 1 medicine is the result of hyp-| no: c suggestion and human faith in matter. It i s worthy to be not ed that Christian Science healing fellows a strictly legitimate line O f, thinking: Christian Science, recog nized sickness to be mental, a <H„ cordant sense of tlhe mortal mind, ji Precaution and Avcitan» Human beings are struggling eveiy "°n i enable niamiei to in « •u»d °di- cord into vh.icli mort»' ,hinkin - ha« plunged them sad commentary, hovævt these efforts, that many of ods which are followed pro ,,tiom5 , n \ ur ? P ai, ' ful th front which humanity won Never before has the neec [great a.s now for final statement of being ,ment of being at ^nj'-e Chri '.scientific__which will lead vidual into the true unde being and selfhood, ti'.iis need accumulate, side. It is a , r , upon he metih-| luce con in those Announcements recently made inj the newspapers indicate that thei^ British Medical Association ha« ap-!y° proved and adopted a system of' mental therapeutics to 'be used in d escape, been so definite and a state stian and the indi rstanding idence of on every medical practice. The system adop ted is said to be that of suggestion. Mental suggestion represents the action of one human mind upon an other. Is it not clean, then, that human thought lean make use of suggestion Just as readily for evil purposes as for good? A movement recently inaugurated to establish Christian healing in the churches adopted the method of hypnotic or mental suggestion, and thip method was said by the author of the move ment tQ ^ the same as , hat Used aU other syRtemH af me ntal heal _ including Christian Srience, æ we] , Qne wln not crlt(clze the purpose to establish Christian"heal ing in the churches. Indeed, if the church is to fulfill Its true f un c- ; tions, it must inevitably demon strate the ability to heal and to| obey the command of Jesus not only to "preach the gospel," but also to "heal thte sick." Betcause, however, the statement has been- made in this connection the Christian Science uses hypnotic or piental suggestion, it is proper to correct this prroneous assumption. It would be difficult to make a more erroneous state ment than to say Chat Christian Science makes use of mehtal sug gestion, or hypnotism in any man ner. The use of ihypnotisrii or sug gestion contemplates the action of one human mind upon another. Sufficient has been said upon this subject to show that it id th«| hu man or mortal mind that is sick. How, then, is it possible for the mind that is sick and thatj produlces sickness to be at file same-time the healer of sickness? The same foun tain does not send forth 'bbth sweet waters and bitter. The theory that the human or mortal mind heals sickness involves hypnotism or sug gestion. Moreover, when I an oper-I^Y ator who uses hypnotic suggestion j endeavors to suggest to the patient I that the latter is not sickL that Ihe I a n right, and that tlierd is noth-! to be ßicU; he has no means he can , know an „ justify fitatement that the pLtient is ,_____„,JT_ ___ ing wrong with him, this operator is stating something which, from ; his own viewpoint, is a jylain lie. This sort of an operator believes the not sick. It is perfectly clear, there fore, tihat when this operator en deavors to suggest to a patient that the patient is not sick, a process is thus introduced which involves a lie at the very outset. No \|ords are ndcefÆary to show that this process is not Christian and that it is not scientific. It is needless toi say tihat 11 ,s not chr *stian Science. A brief statement at this point in dlcat ing the procedure of Christian Srionce wln be of interest. It has ^ geen that because thP mortal mlnd prodlK . es sic kiiess it cannot at 1 . ... . ..__ L _ , entire theology of Christian Science. J « is this: Because the l|„man or mnr !f 1 i^ n °L b .® „ lta _ the same time be the healer of sick ness. We coiffe, at this point, to one of the most important points in the er, it follows naturally and inevit ably that the divine Mind, or God, is the onlv healer and the <!>uly nied- i icine which can be used in the line .......cientific legitimacy to heal The action of t|ie divine j different way all will agree ; from t hat , involved in th ,nho Practice of'hypnotie suggestion. The use of hypnotism or suggestion in , anw f ° rm '.V° 1 «vil which cannot be tÇo strong , ly guarded against, | 0ne h f ar * occasionally of some er ^" who makes use of the erron eu " m€th " d f f *+ 'he con [duct of busine«. One such person (endeavored to Justify the uae of this |method by the illustration j*r a four hor ® e stage-coach, saying that j * four-diorse stage coach it is ! necessary for some one person to Mind upon the human mind dlsa-|the buses and deprives the human mind ] of the error that evil is [real and j = _____ xbe ac _ tion of the divine Mind, in this way, j disabuses and deprives the human 1 mind of its false consciousness; and the human mind, being deprived of it s 'false consciousness,—oit its con sciousness of falsity,—is ihealed. In this way, briefly stated, the sick are healed and the erring are restored to useful lives through tjie minis itrations of Christian Science. A hold the reins." This person over The great danger in the lisle of hyp-j w-fijie tlhey pick their way to safety. The Kreat danger in the usle of hyp he is compelled to let the reins lie loosely upon the backs ol the horses, 'inotic suggestion is that it deprives ,the pennon who uses it, as well as the one who is acted upon, of the Inalienable right to think and to act under the influence of the divine Mind, or God. Erroneous and harmful methods ' [are sometimes set before the public and said to be the same as Christian [Science. A man representing him to be a Christian Scientist an nounce(1 he would teach meta physics or Christian Science; he was [not, however, authorized in any way to teach Christian Science, and, therefore, the teaching involved was not Christian Science. A lady lyho knew just a little concerning Chris tipn Science went to thi s »man to be taught. During the first lesson, she was taught to say: "I am God." Slhe replied, "But I am not God." She was then told to say: "I am Spirit." To this the lady replied; "No, I am not Go,1! 1 am not Spirit! I am spir- ; tua '' an( l Y ou A° n °t know what u arc talking about." The lady j wa * -rig-lit, because the declarations | referred to do not Icolncide in any j 'way with the teaching of Christian j Science. I The evidences of confusion and the indications o.f wrong procedure multiply. Sufficient, however, has been said in thi s connection to In dicate tlliat there i« basic need of a divine Principle, of an influence in human thought wlhich will move mankind in the direction of their highest good. The Mother Church Manual. Some one will doubtless say that safeguards should be established to protdet the public against misrepre sentations wliicth are made in the name of Christian Science. The an swer to this is, that such safeguards ! already have been provided. Mrs. Kt, dy long ago foresaw this need and provided in the Manual of The Mo-[and ther Church the necessary measures j [to protect and to preserve Christian Science, Hr teaching, and its exten sion; as well as to protect the public from misrepresentations and adul terations. Without this wisely con ceived protection, for which Chris tian Scientitss are profoundly grate ful, the teaching and extension of Christian Science might soon be fil led with misrepresentations, adul terations and human philosophy; and thus the effectiveness of Chris tian Science be lost. The teachings of Jesus were lost ifor a time be cause these teachings were adulter ated with philosophies and religious dogma. Had spiritual and right unity with respect to Jesus' ( teach ings been maintained, those teach ings never would have been con taminated by erroneous dogma and by a multiplicity of personal opin ions. In the Manual of The Mother Church the means are divinely pro vided which will maintain the inte grity of Christian Science, the pur «* Us teachings, and the perma j nence of its extension, I During a long and active career devoted to the demonstration of Christian Science, Mrs. Eddy learn ed that certain rules or methods of ; procedure were necessary, desirable, [and might well be used in the suc cessful carrying forward of any Christian Science demonstration. Mrs. Eddy says in speaking of tlhe Manual that these rules "were writ ten at different dates, and as the oc casion required." They were final ly brought together by Mrs. Eddy herself; and they are recognized to day to be the Manual of The Mother Church. Speaking of these Manual rules. Mrs. Eddy says further that they "will do for the race what absolute doctrines destined for future gener ations might not accomplish" (Man ,ual) One who has even named up on himself the name or nature of Christian Science knows that, in the degree his thought is held in obed ience to these simple rules, Ihis dem onstration is correspondingly suc cessful and happy. Far from lim iting thought and demonstration, proof is always present that obed ience to these methods of procedure enlarges and perfects thought and [insures the attainment of harmon i°us experience, a state winch re ~ ' fleets divine principle—government hy God. Because Mrs. Eddy's life reflects in so remarkable a degree j nature of pure and unselfish thought, Christian Scientists ac knowledge and accept t he Manual of The Mother Church to be the ex pression of divine Principle, unin fluenced by mortal or personal sense, This conviction is sustained by con tlnual proof in individual exper ience; lienee the willing and <ievot-| ed acquiescence on the part of Christian Scientists to t/he govern ment of the Manual. Christian Scienlee has uplifted thought of mankind immeasurably with respect to the science of pure religion. This Science ha« also uplifted the thouglit of mankind beyond their happiest expectations with respect to the science of Ihealing. These statements' of fact are not only unquestioned, they are concur-[ red in today by a large part of the,to thinking world. As tlhe thought mankind has been lifted up with re-j spect to pure religion and to the science of healing, so the thought of mankind must be lifted up with re spect to all things, including dhurch and church government. The Christian Science churcih Manual, tnat wining consent governed which is the foun of true government. This consent to be governed by God's perfect government 1 willing consent to be governed by ; God's perfect government to the ; of the dation Christian Scientist is not a fanciful theory; it is the great fact in the process of demonstration which in sure® individual and collective agreement. It is the mission and province of Christian Science to do witL reaper t to church and to church government what this Sci ence has already do, ne with respect to religion and healing—to lift up thought and to prove that dluvrch and churleih government to be right must stand in constant relation to the divine Mind or God. Back of this process of lifting up the true idea of church a,nd government, tlhe Manual of The Mother Church stand s a shining light which reveals the way of obedience and co-opera tion. To remove these waymanks of the Manual would he like remov ing the markings from the wayside jwhich guide tlhe traveler on his journey. Moreover, and forgetting gratitude, should one feel that he is familiar with the way and believe n his egotism that (he does not re quire these Manual waymarks for himself, let him remember that, as Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, there are yet "Milliong of unprejudiced minds—simple seekers for truth, weary wanderers atlhlrst in the desert waiting and watching for rest and drink," to whom these waymarks of the Manual will give proper direction In the demonstra tion of health and Joy, hope and happiness. Christian Science has proved its effectiveness to lead mankind into health and into 'better lives. It s-hould be evident therefore that the Manual of The Mother Church which preserves the integrity of Ohristia® Science must stand in hu man experience to be the type of government which is necessary to guide mankind through the mist out of the wilderness otf belief where material consciousness has placed them. All thought, all reli giouis and healing activity, all devel opment, must, sooner or later, ex press this type of government. Children Protected. The remark is sometimes (heard that Christian Science treatment is all very well for the adult, but when it comes to the question of treating the children, some "tangible" and "substantial" form of treatment is necessary. Christian Scientists agree decidedly witlh this latter statement that children should have tangible and substantial treament; they desire it also for the adult. Opinions, however, differ witlh re Ispect to what constitutes substantial treatment. With the object of clar ifying thought upon this subject the following interesting facts are re lated: During the latter half of the year 1918, and in the northern half of the state of California, 12,500 cases of "Spanish" influenza were treated by Christian Science. The rate of mortality under Christian Science treatment was three out of e very 1,000 persons treated; while the rate of mortality under systems 0 f material medication wa s fi8 out of every 1,000 persons treated. In the City of New York the rate of mortality under Christian Science treatment was four out of every 1,000 persons treated, while the rate of mortality under systems of material medication was something over 100 out of every 1,000 persons treated. These facts are gathered from re ports of boards of health, hospitals and Christian Science practitioners located in the district« named. Were one Interested to follow up this Ltatement he would find that what hag , been here stated with reference to the two localities mentioned, is true in every part of the civilized globe where Christian Science is known and practiced. Convincing evidence is 'by no means lacking to prove that Christian Science treat ment is tangible, substantial and real. Children yield readily to the loving, compassionate Influence of Christian Science treatment. In Christian Science the thought of the child is turned away from the con templa ti on of evil and sickness. The per tl nen t question may be asked here: has the volume of evil and sick)n€ss in the world been redutced at all w ih e re the children have been taugbt t o regard evil, and sickness to be real? If evil and sickness have^no't been reduced üÿ' reason of euch teaching, then can it be said that evil and sickness have not been augmeinted and built up in human experience by reason of these teach ings? Freedom from sin and sick ness constitutes harmony. How can tbe child be conscious of har mony while he is being taught that gyjj and sickness are real? One ca nynot be conscious of lharmony and the'pg^g w hile the educational systems lmpres8 upon his thougnt t)he real lty Q f e vil and sickness. The chil [dren naturally protect themselves [from the infliction of these teach 'ings concerning evil and sickness, An illustraticin of this i's found in 'the experience of a young girl who had been educated in the under standing of Christion Science. Owing gome disturbance in the neigh of,borhood where she lived, her grand who were not Christian parents, who were Scientists at the time, felt that it was necessary to call in a physician to examine the child. This was [done, and she was kept in the house for a few day this girl toward sickne ; mere you uu>t- me it was something that was being put upon her; and it may be added that she refused to accept it. Contrast she refused to accept it. --------- the attitude of this child with that, The attitude of was indi The MODE Millinery Announce their Spring Opening Saturday, Mar. 4th Miss Hymas just returned from a buying trip and we will have on display the latest models, and will state the prices are much lower this year than they have been in the past few years. Pattern Hats that will Suit the Most Particular Folks Hats for the Kiddies From $1 to $5 All New We have added a new department to our store without any extra expense, so we are selling at a very small profit. Suits and Dresses arriving ev ery week direct from New York City. Come in and look over our stock whether you buy or not. The largest stock of millinery in Bingham Coun ty. 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The situation would at least be an unusual one were the , . . , ~ __ „ degree of parental affection to be measured by the quantity of drugs administered! On Upward Wing." * Mortal existence from any point of view Involves mystery. Ite be ginning, its transit, its passing i« a mystery; its heaven and its hell an| inexplicable( mystery. Mortal con sciousness includes within itself no , h. tnnnii a nim> hope that . a whHh wlif iead [where and ^meho^ ; which will lead jtk«" 1 ^ ^___ oonso bns solution of tthiis mystery. Christian Science demonstrates that the divine Mindo alone contains tlhe remedy for mortal consciousness and its mystification. The understanding of the nature and character of the divine Mind or God unfolds in dividual human consciousness the Christlike thought, the understand ing of what constitute« man's true selfhood. In this true consciousness the 'remedy for mortal mind and its mystiflcatlons is found. It is safe to say that there Is not a person in the entire world who is not con fronted witlh some phase o$ mortal exiistence which amounts to a proto lem; and every person would toe happy if he could know that a way is available whereby the problem may be solved. Without doubt there are those who listen to or who read these words, in wihose thought there is the desire strengthened by p - ~ , , n t.l , nestling s faltering flight. It is mot necessary for one to ma e a r .Journey^o flnd^his way, because^the , . . . kingdom of . s , derness Into which mortal sense has plunged them. To any Isuch it may ha «aid that it is not necessary to De sam i u , . . make a far cry to be (heard by that pine Love, wlhitch has been so beautifully described by Mrs. Eddy be the "Love which guards the "Ike kingdom of God is within you." IJ l le kingdom otf heaven is not a P lace or a location far removed from present experience into which one may enter only after he has passed the portals of human existence thru the transition called death. The kingdom of heaven is a state of consciousness. Is it not true, then, that heaven, a state of conscious ness, may he entered here and mow? We shall know heaven only a« we 'become conscious of heaven. We are iconsciou s now; then why not be conscious of heaven? This king dom of (heaven may be entered at any time; nothing tout one's own consent to think wrongly, to think evil to be real and matter to be in telligent, will be shut out of the kingdom. It is not difficult to at tain this kingdom. One may begin straightway to know that God is the only Mind.. Because there is but one God, there is but one Mind. Learning therefore through the teachings of Christian Science to have only that Mind which is God, one cam think and know the b tQ the divine or ^ and c£m haye thoge things which the divine Mind knows and which the divine Mind bestows. One may say that tlhe process seems too simple to toe effective. Let us remember that Truth's way is al wa y s simple. Mortal 'consciousness alone involves mystery. Let us re member that salvation, freedom from s i n and sickness, must be a simple ' process. All mankind is crying out against the Inhumanity of sin, sick [ness, death amd destruction; and ; they are seeking freedom therefrom, [This freedom is demonstrated thru in-[the understanding of man's true selfhood, or man's true heing as re vealed in Christian Science. Hold yourself, your thought, in true re lation to the divine Mind or God. One will find, as a result of tlhus re lating thought constantly to man's divine Principle, Love, that he will ' come into a realization of peace, of health, hope and Joy such as he nev er before had dreamed could enter his experience. j Looking and striving toward this understanding one may hold these* i bea utiful and appropriate words to be a pa tt ern an( j a n incentive—to thought: , , C hristian Semites ♦ "Be true and list the voice within, Be true unto thy high ideal. Thy perfect self, that knows no sin, That self that is the only real. , 1 „ , , _ , . . I God is the only penfect one, , .„ , j My perfect self, one must it be [with God, then.—and that thought begun. It sol vet h of the mystery."