Religion: Death of Stetson

As it must to all, Death last week went to Mrs. Augusta Emma Simmons Stetson, battling, schismatic Christian Scientist who long claimed that she would never die. She died, hiding from mortality in her nephew's home at Rochester, N. Y., of heart disease.

Like the lives of many religious leaders —Moses, Mohammed, Joseph Smith, Aimee Kennedy Semple McPherson, Mary Baker Glover Patterson Eddy—her biography is spotted with lacunae. She deliberately made them. She would never tell her age (it was about 87), nor her girlish life, nor permit her elderly photograph be...