[The interview granted by Mrs. Eddy to Arthur Brisbane, representing the Cosmopolitan, has called forth much favorable comment, and we quote from The Boston American the following editorial, which appeared under the title, "Mrs. Eddy's Health and Fortune. The Health is Good. The Fortune Should be Left to Her." The writer of this editorial says a great deal in a few words, and shows that he is thoroughly alive to the situation. We thank him for the manly and creditable stand he has taken in behalf of justice.—Editor.]
Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy, who discovered Christian Science and who has spread her belief practically all over the earth, is at present the central figure in a lawsuit. This lawsuit seeks to take from her the control of her property and of her person, on the ground that she has not sufficient mind to take care of herself or her fortune.
The Cosmopolitan for August, which has just been published, contains an interview with Mrs. Eddy. This interview, while written in rather a dull fashion, gives a simple statement of facts as to Mrs. Eddy's health and ' appearance, besides quoting what she has to say in regard to her lawsuit and other matters. Mrs. Eddy in her interview complains very justly that nobody seemed at all interested in her or her health when she had no money. This seems to be a fairly good reply to the effort to get her money away from her. This lady of eighty-six years would doubtless be left quite peaceful in her old age, quite free from the delicate attentions of "next friends," if there were no accumulated fortune and no accumulated power to arouse the next friends' interest.