If we may judge by the numerous circulars received by them, Christian Scientists are generally regarded as more than usually well supplied with money and quite willing to part with it on slight provocation, and as these circulars frequently bear the name of some one who thinks himself entitled to write C. S. after his signature, they may receive more attention than they otherwise would. In view of this, and of the large number of comparatively new Christian Scientists who might be unduly influenced by these circulars, we have concluded to republish once more our editorial from the Sentinel of Feb. 12, 1903, which was as follows:—

"Some of the practitioners whose cards appear in the Journal complain that they frequently receive letters and circulars soliciting them to purchase merchandise, subscribe for the stock of newly organized corporations, embark in real estate speculations, and in various ways engage in business enterprises of which they have no information other than that the authors of the letters and circulars claim to be Christian Scientists.

"It is not our purpose, nor do we understand it to be within our province, to inquire into the merits of these enterprises and pass upon the status of those engaged in them, although we are sometimes solicited to do so, but we think we may be permitted to state that practitioners do not insert their cards in the Journal in order to receive these business propositions, and if we may judge of the feelings of all by the letters received from a number, the communications are not acceptable to them.

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September 1, 1906

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