Erroneous Rumors

We hear from various quarters, that the impression has gone out that the Board of Education at their recent session, established some new rule, or rules, with reference to the charges to be made by Christian Science practitioners. The only foundation for such rumors is this: that during the session of the Board, the question was considered as to the advisability or wisdom of charging a specified sum for a given length of time in advance of treatment. The Board took no official action upon it, but the members of the Board expressed it as their opinion, that it was not well to charge in advance for a particular time. To illustrate:—It has been a some-what prevalent practice to charge five dollars in advance for one week's treatment. The Board thought that this was unwise, for the reason that it was, in a sense, declaring in advance that it would require at least one week to heal the patient, whereas the patient might be healed in a single treatment.

The Board did not charge the prices or the rules in any respect whatever, as they had no authority so to do. The single point made by them was as above stated, and that only by way of suggestion to those present. Any statements or rumors other than the above are erroneous, and should not be further promulgated.

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