The supreme court has given a luminous setting forth of...

Nashua (N. H.) Telegraph

The supreme court has given a luminous setting forth of the grounds for sustaining the will of Mrs. Eddy. Upon the facts before the court a valid trust was created by her bequest, and although the legal right of further challenge is conceded in the possible amendment of the plaintiff's petition, it is altogether unlikely that any further facts can be laid before the court that will change its decision. The counsel for the plaintiff may be credited with the effort to leave no stone unturned for the breaking of the will, and if the application of the trust fund was illegal, the demonstration of this flaw would not have been weakly presented. From the common-sense standpoint Mrs. Eddy had the same right to provide for the propagation of her faith after her death that she enjoyed while she was alive. As the court remarks, her legal right to teach was not ended by her death. There is no legal restriction of any belief. It may upset gravity, but not the law to deny the attraction of bodies to the earth. Christian Science may differ from all other science without exposing itself to any prohibition. It is only when the application of a belief in practice runs counter to the common or statute law that any arm of the law will intervene as a bar.

There is nothing immoral in any tract of Christian Science. Many women have been founts of inspiration more objectionable than the revelations of Mrs. Eddy. If there was not a mingling of truth and comfort in her assertion of mental influence, it would be impossible to account for the growth of her following, in an intelligent state of this country. The Christian Scientists are to be credited also with general accord in compliance with the requirements of the law touching the only point in which their views risk conflict with the law, the treatment of diseases.

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