The suit of the "next friends" to secure an accounting...

Rocky Mountain News

The suit of the "next friends" to secure an accounting of the fortune of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, and to inquire into her sanity, was withdrawn yesterday [Aug. 21] by the senior counsel for that side, former Senator William E. Chandler.

The News believes that this action will be a surprise to very few and a disappointment to still fewer. For ourselves we are frankly glad that Mrs. Eddy has come so well out of it and that the fortune she has amassed will remain under her own personal control. Not that the News is a Christian Science journal. Very far from it. We simply feel that Mrs. Eddy's public life has been one to entitle her to decent treatment, and that it was not decent treatment for her relatives, who had done absolutely nothing to help her in the work that has built up her fortune, to seek to prove her insane because she did not distribute it to their liking. And that, so far as we could see, was about the basis of the suit.

September 14, 1907

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