In the fall of 1888, a Christian Scientist, who had just been on to Boston to attend a primary class, on her return to Kansas City stopped in St. Louis a short time. During her stay I frequently heard of her beautiful demonstrations; and being such a sufferer, I called 0n her and took three or four treatments, being benefited surprisingly; from that time I was very anxious for her to return.
In December, 1889, at my earnest request, she returned and stopped with me. The first night she came, I enjoyed a good night's rest, the first in six months. This continued, and on the following Sunday, I was able to stand thirty minutes; something I had not been able to do, without great inconvenience, for several years; and for three years had been unable to stand more than three or four minutes. During the remainder of her stay, two weeks, I continued to gain rapidly.
Finally, she being called by telegram to Kansas City, I determined, before she left, to have her go with me to the dentist's office. I had desired to go for some time; but my friends thought I could not stand it to have teeth extracted, as I had, among many troubles, heart disease. As the time approached for starting, I became very nervous; but a treatment relieved me at once. I had no more fear, but went to the office and had five teeth taken out with no pain. In taking out the pieces of one which the dentist broke off, I felt it, but suffered no particular pain. He remarked to his assistant that they were very hard teeth to pull. I insisted that he take all that needed to come out. A lady present came up to me and said: "I wish I had such courage as you; but haven't you taken gas?" I said "Yes; I brought my gas with me. There she sits; a Christian Scientist of K. C."