An Editorial Excerpt

These visiting Christian Scientists teach us something. They teach us, first of all, something of the character of the very great number of those who have found the truths of this faith. If "from one we may judge all," much more may we learn from the ten thousand who came to us Monday, how much of joy and hope in believing, is found with these who are Christian Scientists. Again, they teach us much of courtesy in the mass. An American crowd is always good-humored, but it is not always considerate, each of the other's comfort. But this crowd of the thousands who were at Pleasant View Monday was always thoughtful. There was every excuse for selfishness. They were there to look upon their Leader, a woman more fond of the retreat of her study than of the publicity of crowds; a woman whose every word is precious to hundreds of thousands, whose face few of the widely scattered followers can be privileged to see and whose voice fewer still of their number can be privileged to hear. If ever there was a time when there was an excuse to scramble for the choice positions, for the front row, for the best place to see and hear, this was the occasion. But there was nothing of the sort. Nobody crowded, nobody was crowded. Each took the most natural place and, to quote president Roosevelt's exact phrase "stayed put." It was a lesson, we say, of courtesy in the mass. That order which is heaven's first law was well exemplified by our visitors Monday.

We should be glad to have these lessons oftener. We are always glad to welcome the Christian Scientists to Concord. They do us all good.—The Concord Monitor

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