President Taft's amendment to his general executive order,...

Chicago (III) Post

President Taft's amendment to his general executive order, by which Christian Scientists are to be allowed to practise in the Panama Canal Zone, will appeal to the American sense of fair play. Nobody is to be compelled to accept this treatment; but, on the other hand, it is no longer to be denied those who want it. The phantom fears conjured up by various well-meaning persons as to the difficulties which this step may make under the sanitation laws of the isthmus need not greatly disturb us. The good sense of the Scientists and of Colonel Goethals may be counted on to make things run smoothly on a basis of mutual respect. meanwhile the country has the satisfaction of feeling that "in the zone" it is once more living up to its best ideals of freedom of conscience.

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January 6, 1912

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