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his proficiency in the Book of Mormon, tal healers ought not to be permitted to would it be a violation of the liberty of practice mental healing as a profession the individual to prohibit him, and to put and for pay until they can persuade him in jail if he persisted? Yet the dan the community that disease is a mortal ger to the community from incompetent thought and that it is an adequate remedy pilotage of an ocean steamer would not to pay the healer's fee and think unmorbe so great as the peril from incompetent tal thoughts. Even then such mental treatment of certain contagious diseases. practitioners should be required to pursue Nor does this beg the question of assum such courses of study and submit to such ing that Christian Science is incompetent tests as the community chooses to pretreatment. We do not assume that it is scribe. incompetent; we assume that the community has a right to determine whether it
Valets and Heroes is competent or not.
Nor does this position deny the right Goethe's famous interpretation of that of a Christian Scientist to go without a cheap proverb, “ No man is a hero to his doctor, or even to avail himself of a men- valet," is so familiar that it is almost safe tal healer. It denies the right of the to take it for granted that every one knows mental healer to practice his mental heal- it; but the truth in that interpretation is ing as a profession, for pay. And it is so profound that, like all other great comidle to assume, as is sometimes done, that monplaces, it ought to have endless repethe mental healers do not practice mental tition. No man is a hero to his valet, healing for pay. Mrs. Eddy tells us that said Goethe, because it takes a hero to pay is itself a help in the healing. “Chris recognize a hero. In other words, the tian Science,” she says, “ demonstrates that man with the spirit of a valet finds the the patient who pays whatever he is able valet in all his associates; the man with to pay for being healed is more apt to the spirit of a hero finds a touch of herorecover than he who withholds a slight ism in his fellows. Most of the judgments equivalent for health.” The healer pre- of men and women which are uttered in scribes no drug for the patient, but he conversation are worthless as estimates of prescribes a fee for himself.
character; their only value lies in the Nor does the fact that the mental healer light which they throw upon the temper prescribes no drug take him out of the and point of view of the would-be judges. category of professional physicians. The The wise man never accepts the judgment practice of medicine does not consist in of other people about his fellows, except the prescription of drugs. In many cases in those very rare cases in which he finds no drugs are prescribed. The practice of
woman of distinctly judicial medicine consists in a knowledge of the temper directed by large intelligence. body and the laws which regulate the The wrongs inflicted by inadequate and functions, and of such counsel to the pa- misleading judgments are frightful when tient based on that knowledge as will one stops to think of them. In every enable him to comply with those laws. community there are men and women who Sometimes it involves prescription of are totally misunderstood by their neighmedicine to aid ; sometimes it consists bors because some energetic and voluble wholly of advice what food to eat and person has formed and conveyed to the what bodily habits to maintain. Any one community a misleading impression in who undertakes for pay to heal disease is regard to them. When one remembers a medical practitioner, whether he admin- how the estimate of a character affixes isters drugs or not, whether he calls him- itself to that character and becomes acself allopath, homeopath, eclectic, or mental cepted as a standard judgment, it is amazhealer, whether he calls the trouble which ing with what carelessness such opinions he is called in to remedy a disease or a are expressed. The lack of care on the mortal thought.
part of some people in passing judgment We hold, then, that the State has a right upon their fellows is so great that it and a duty to determine, by such tests as amounts practically to unscrupulousness. it chooses to prescribe, who is competent No one should ever express an opinion to practice the healing art, and that men- about another uniess he is willing to put
a man or
his name to it, and to have it accepted by Society is lifted up, not only by effort, but the community as a final judgment based by faith. To believe in men is the first upon full knowledge of all the facts. If step toward helping them ; and this sugvoluble men and women would take this gests the permanent limitation of the pesattitude, the easy-going judgments which simist-the man who not only believes that pass current in familiar conversation would the conditions of men are bad, but that cease to be heard. It is well to remem they cannot be made better. It is always ber also that a man not only stands in a well to see the worst and believe 'n workposition of the greatest responsibility to ing for the best ; for this attitude combines his neighbor when he passes judgment clear knowledge with healing power. upon him, but that he also reveals his own spirit and his own standards to any one who is keen enough to detect them. A
The Spectator man whose judgments are generous must have a certain generosity of nature ; a
One of the most delightful things about man who finds the world full of mean
a midsummer vacation to most busy men people is himself a mean soul. Society, is the feeling that they have earned the as Goethe suggested, for the valet is made right to be lazy for a while. To be idle up of valets, and for the hero, of heroes. with a good conscience is one of the most Life is great or little as we look at it; satisfying of earthly experiences. To lean men and women are ignoble or noble
o'er rustic stiles and watch other men according to our inward nature.
working in the fields, and yet not feel There are two elements in every human conscience-smitten for being an idler, inlife, two possibilities in every human
clines one to be at peace with the uniThe wise man will not shut his verse; to lie outstretched under a spreadeyes to the two sides of life; but if he is ing tree listening to the musical gurgling himself rooted and grounded in kindness, of a brook over a stony bed, and feel that good intention, and generosity, he will be one is not obliged to find either books in certain to find a preponderance of these
the running brook or sermons in the qualities in those about him. Our judg stones, is good for both body and mind. ments of others afford a capital test of our
A vacation that is a vacation, the Specown condition. If we find ourselves grow tator thinks, is one in which a man reing censorious, it is time to take account solves simply to have a good time, without of our spiritual circumstances, and to ask trying to evolve schemes for workaday whether we are not in need of some kind success, cr to store impressions, or to of spiritual remedy ; the sick man never
bottle up pigments for “ local color," but sees anything straight or whole. When just to enjoy himself in a harmless way, things are thrown out of perspective, and taking no
taking no anxious thought for the morrow, men and women begin to look morally or for to-day or yesterday either. Perdistorted, there is some troubie with the haps this is, after all, one of the most observer, and he will do well to consult a
fruitful ways of spending an outing. The physician. The man who sells himself mystic would call it “ letting the breezes believes that every one has his price; the of the infinite blow through the soul;" the incorruptible man knows there are practical man would call it letting the soil who cannot be bought.
of the mind lie fallow; in either case the And even if the incorruptible man were
method brings refreshment and new power mistaken, his attitude is eminently sounder
to the man. and nobler than that of his ignoble fellowjudge ; for men and women tend to become The Spectator has friends who do not what we believe them to be. Treat a man approve of this plan, and who take along with profound respect, make him feel that on their vacation journeys a lot of books you trust him, and you give him co-opera- for “summer reading;" but the Spectator tion of immense immediate force to become is so willing to cut loose from this sort of what he knows you think he is; distrust thing that he hardly opens even a newsa man, and make him feel that you dis paper while on his outing. It is surpristrust him, and you do all in your power ing how easily one can break off the newsto make him worthy of your distrust. paper habit if he sets himself resolutely
about it. The news has a different favor, ever-to-be-unfilled niche for one of the anyway, when one is away from home; bravest of their leaders, who was yet to somehow the crimes seem horrible and be known as the basest of Americans. not fascinating when one sees them pre And if our eyes were opened to another -sented in unfamiliar headlines and against century, would they not see just as strange a background of green trees; and the and unrealizable transformations? How great events which would arouse one's interesting it all is, and will be! eager curiosity when at home are seen indifferently and as through a glass, The Spectator passed a few days in darkly, when he is at the seashore and another place where the lesson that the wearing his smoked spectacles to save his old order changes was also most impresseyes from the glare. The Spectator has ive. Ichabod !—the glory has departedbeen perfectly delighted to see how readily would perhaps be the name with which the he could turn from printed pages to men survivors of the ancien régime of Nanand women and sky and shore and way tucket would like to rechristen the island. side flowers, and forget to think, and just They love to tell of the brave days of old, , be happy in living.
when Nantucket's ships were on every
sea, when the flourishing port had more But though he took no notes and regis inhabitants than the city of Brooklyn of tered no "impressions," the writing habit that time, when the old houses were full is strong in the Spectator, and now that of treasures brought from every land, the he is in the harness again he is tempted spoil of her roving captains, and when to condense some of his nebulous memo the great intellectual lights of the Nation ries into a drop of printer's ink-if printer's were proud to be called upon to address ink. comes in drops—the Spectator isn't a Nantucket audience. And now, they quite sure. One thought that came natu say, the great fleet of ships has passed rally to the Spectator during one of his ex away, the commerce is extinct, the old cursions was of the delightfully interesting houses have been burned down or broken way in which history's panorama unfolds up, the treasures have passed into alien itself to those who wait till the panorama hands, and the island has become the is painted and then look back. Life is haunt of the summer boarder! A dismal so much more entertaining because we fate indeed—for all but the boarder ! haven't all of us the gift of prophecy, and And yet the Spectator found that some cannot see ahead! If we could, there things remain. There are a few of the would be no pleasant surprises. And old houses left with the “ walk” on the then we wouldn't believe our second-sight roof, from which the skipper's wife could if we had it. It would seem too incredi look far out to sea to learn whether her ble. The Iroquois Indians who a few Jack was to be home again. There is hundred years ago had undisputed pos the town crier, with his quaint cry, as the session of the beautiful valley which after Spectator happened to hear it one evenward became the scene of the Battle of ing, of “Roll of bills—forty dollars—lost Saratoga could not have believed, the this afternoon. Finder will be rewarded. Spectator thought as he drove over the Apply to Cliff House." There is the battlefield, that their hunting-grounds
their hunting-grounds two-hundred-and-fifty-year-old house, the would in a few years utterly pass away oldest on the island, with its familiar from them, and become the scene of a legend of the drunken Indian falling great contest that was to decide “ Amer through the closet where he was hiding ican” destiny-a destiny in which they, with murderous intent, and its pathetic the original Americans, were to have bric-à-brac of figureheads and namealmost no part; and the few thousand boards of vessels wrecked on the island. heroic patriots who there paved the way There is 'Sconset, with its queer little for a free continent could as little have boxes of houses, its Town Pump, and its credited the wondrous changes of our antediluvian railway running to Nantucket century, or realized that a great gay sum town. There is the Historical Room in mer city would spring up near to their the abandoned Quaker meeting-house, battlefield, from which pilgrimages would with its curios from all over the world, be made to their monument with its for and especially its century-old log books
bound in sailcloth, telling of the voyages more of the same delightful quality, which of daring Nantucketers to the South Seas, the Spectator refrains from quoting for and containing much curious information fear he should be charged with inserting besides the to-be-expected entries of an advertisement in his chaste columns. “ Gentle Gails from the Southwest ” and This Guide-book is certainly one of Nanthe rough pictures of whales in the para- tucket's “uniquest" productions, and graphs describing their capture, and of sufficiently attests the change from the whales' flukes when the prey escaped. days when in its Athenæum were heard And there is Nantucket's marvelous the voices of Everett, Phillips, Lowell, Guide-book. That merits a paragraph and Emerson. by itself.
Is it permitted to the conscientiously The Spectator is somewhat familiar lazy vacationist to hear a summer lecture? with the extravagances of summer resort As a general thing, no; especially must pamphlets, but for what he might call he not attend a lecture given within walls, balloonatic effervescence, which carries be they of wood or stone. But if he can the reader far above the laws of gravita- lie under the spreading branches of a tion and grammar, the Guide to Nan- great pine, gazing at vistas of clouds and tucket excels. The first page rivets the sky while listening peacefully to the murattention, and the rest are like unto it. mur of peripatetic philosophers, is not "Nantucket," it begins, “that queenly Idleness justified of herself? And though island whose ineffable supremacy over he may not wish to spend many hours other seashore resorts, is steadily forging even in this innocuously studious way, he ahead in universal popularity, is to-day gairis certain benefits by living in the one of the most sought after watering neighborhood of such a lecture platform. places. The rich sights of quaint man The table talk, for instance, that he hears nerisms and the unchanged customs of ye is apt to be more edifying in the vicinity years ago, are readily conducible to
of philosophers than in that of others. complete reversal of the customary visions And so the Spectator is glad that, after that confront the metropolitan visitor. all, his outing, which began among the On every hand the tourist is encountered thoughtless throngs of a popular wateringby sights that have a refreshing tendency place, with its appeal to the eye and the upon the intellect, that to be fully com ear in the shape of fashionable sirens, prehended must be experienced.” Even swift horses, and seductive music, should
The voyage to the island brings out have ended under the Lysekloster pines the descriptive powers of a Gautier : at Greenacre, Maine, amid prophets and " Young and old commingle together proplietesses from both Occident and alike, each intent upon partaking freely Orient. To the man who is determined of the occasion. ... Now for a brief to be lazy for a week or two, for conperiod is observed the broken coast noted science' sake, refreshment comes from for its promiscuity. . . . The varied array association both with the daughters of of spectacular scenery and natural splen- laughter and with the sons of wisdom. dor are so happily blended that, when contemplated in their ensemble, they cannot but elicit the unmitigated enthusiasm Cuban Industrial Relief Fund of the observer. . . . Gaily tripping with (Make checks and money orders payable to The Outlook.) swan-like ease, the boat pursues its south- Previously acknowledged..
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T has been my privilege to have been their independence from all foreign juris
intimately associated with the Filipino diction, and had set up a provisional
people for a short time at a most inter government, with Aguinaldo at its head. esting period of their history. With the Although this government has never been permission of Admiral Dewey, I spent the recognized, and in all probability will go greater part of the months of October and out of existence without recognition, yet November of 1898, in company with Pay- it cannot be denied that, in a region occumaster W. B. Wilcox, U.S.N., in the pied by many millions of inhabitants, for interior of the northern part of the island nearly six months it stood alone between of Luzon. It will be remembered that at anarchy and order. The military forces that date the United States had not yet of the United States held control only in announced its policy with regard to the Manila, with its environs, and in Cavite, Philippines. The terms of the treaty with and had no authority to proceed further; Spain were being negotiated by our com while in the vast remaining districts the missioners at Paris, and the fate of the representatives of the only other recogislands hung in the balance. In the nized power on the field were prisoners meantime the native population, taking in the hands of their despised subjects. matters into their own hands, had declared It was the opinion at Manila during this
anomalous period in our Philippine rela1 The author of this article, it should be stated, is a Naval Cadet. The report made by Mr. Sargent and tions, and possibly in the United States Paymaster Wilcox was regarded by Admiral Dewey as
as well, that such a state of affairs must of great value, and the Admiral commended them for "the success of their undertaking, their thoroughness of breed something akin to anarchy. I can observation, and the ability shown in their report.”— THE EDITORS,
state unreservedly, however, that Mr.