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Envoy to Warring Nations Groups For International friendship Organized in Germany, France, England and Russia (Isy 'l'he Religious Rambler.) THERE sailed for Europe last Sat urday, after a few weeks' visit in America, for conference with leading churchmen in this country, the most potent of all the peace com missioners that the war has brought forth. Dr. Benjamin F. Battin. a mem ber of the Society of Friends and a professor in Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. Since last Fall, Dr. Battin has been secretly at work among the religious leaders of the nations at war, on a mission of conciliation in behalf of the World Alliance of Churches for Promoting International Friendship. He has acted as special representative of the Church Peace Union of New York City, which Mr. Carnegie has financed. The results of his work have been extraordinary. In every one of the warring European nations, except Austria and Scrvla and Turkey, and In the neighboring neutral nations as well, he has established an organi zation which stands ready to resume »«d cultivate fraternal relations with all the other nations as soon as the war is over. This is a practical feat of first mag nitude, and it has all been done with out the blare of trumpets or without seeking to glorify any organization. The work has necessitated repeated visits to the various European coun tries, and the mission lias been one of extreme delicacy. A few weeks ugo Dr. Battin returned to America for re port and conference, and now he has returned to Europe, to remain for several months more, or until the end of the war. When Religious Ties Snapped Scarcely any other phase of the war has been more dramatic or tragic tnaii the collapse of the Christian fellow ship between the churches of the war ring nations, and between Germany and Britain especially. Through sev eral years there had been painstak ingly built up a special organization of religious leaders, for the express purpose of promoting closer relations. Each group had an organization and an organ. Christian leaders were pro claiming that the time had come when the church, by its vital international ties and common understanding, could prevent a rupture between the rival nations. The apex of this movement for pro moting international peace by Chris tian influence was designed lo he the two great religious conferences called In the orange and grapefruit groves of the members of the Florida Citrus Exchange the pickers wear white gloves to protect the fruit. At the packing houses, the fruit is washed, assorted for size, wrapped in tissue paper and carefully packed by white gloved workers. No child labor is employed and no human hand touches the fruit. Florida Oranges and Grapefruit Untouched by Human Hands from the Tree to the Consumer The Florida Citrus Exchange is a co operative, non-profit making associa tion of growers for the protection of consumers, dealers and producers. T'p-todate grocers and fruit dealers have for sale Florida Citrus Exchange oranges and grapefruit. Tell your dealer that you want Exchange fruit. Booklet containing many recipes for the use of Florida oranges and grape fruit for four cents in stamps. FLORIDA CITRUS EXCHANGE 628 Citizens' Bank Building TAMPA, FLORIDA ALL KINDS OF Concrete AND CEMENT WORK, PAVEMENTS, STEPS, • CELLAR WALLS, ETC. A. E. GETTYS 231 MACI.AY STREET | Bell Phone 1302-M EDUCATIONAL Harrisburg business College 329 Market St. Fall term, September first Daj and night. 29th year. Harrisburg, Pa. Begin Preparation~Now Day and Night Sessions SCHOOL OF COMMERCE j 16 S. Market Sq„ Harrigburs, Pi, r ~"—"—3" fTI ' )((T) I rVI iTI O fT* If you want to buy an Iron fence, j see us. High grade fences at low- i est prices. Reliance Supply Co. FQURTH AND BOYD STREETS j Harrisburg, I'a. Rcll IMione 629. L f 1 Try Telegraph Want Ads FRIDAY EVENING, n HARRISBTTRG TELEGRAPH APRIIJ 23, for last August, one for Protestant churches to meet in Constance, Swit zerland, on August 1, and the other for Roman Catholic churches, to meet in Liege, Belgium, on August 10. Delegates from twelve nations and 'i thirty-three religious bodies were to meet at Constance on A ugust 1, spending Sunday, August 2, in prayer, and the following two days !n con ference. Dramatically, war broke as the peace conference met, and the delegates were forced to flee for their homes minus baggage and money, owing to the instant collapse of the transportation and banking systems. Delegates to the Constance meeting experienced grave difficulties in get ting back home, while the assembly at Liege on August 10 was far from being a peace conference. So extraordinary a collapse of pre tentious plans evoked cynical remarks on all sides. Articles and speeches upon the break-down of Christianity became common in all countries. Un doubtedly, in the fi'st passion of war. even some of the Christian leaders of the countries involved expressed sen timents more pagan than Christian: and brotherhood was the least of the words in their vocabulary. An American Into the Breach Nothing quite like this had ever be fore occurred in the world; indeed, it was a by-product of the new interna tional conditions, which have made all the earth a neighborhood. Quickly the American spirit, which, as Kip ling sp.ys, "Turns a keen, untroubled face, Home to the instant need of things," asserted Itself. From among the Con stance delegates was chosen a man litted to be Christianity's ambassador to all the nations and churches. Only an American could hope to be re ceived with favor by the various coun tries. A member of the Societv of Friends was historically fitted for this unique service of binding up broken ties. An experienced traveler, per fectly at home .In ail the nations of Europe, and able to speak the lan guages involved, was also necessary. Prof. Benjamin P. Battin, Ph. D„ of the chair of German in Swarth moro Cpllege, alone seemed to till all i the requirements. The Church Peace Union iinanced the project, and Dr. Battin was given a year's leave of absence from his classes. So, while societies and conventions have been adopting peace resolutions, Dr. Battin has gone from nation to nation; and the genuineness of his neutrality is attested by the fact that he has been welcomed alike by re ligious leaders in Great Britain (where the strongest branch of the Interna tional Friendship Alliance exists), In j Germany, in Russia, in France, in Holland, Denmark and Switzerland. I He has not yet effected a branch or ! ganization in Austria, because of the ! absence at the front of the leaders j to whom he would naturally look. What Europe's Religious I venders Say Observers who have not known of ; the existence of Dr. Battin's mission, and of the agencies for good will which he has set to working even j amid war's turmoil, have remarked | during recent months the diminishing ! acrimony and bitterness in the utter j anees of the leaders of thought in the various nations now in conflict. The j early bitterness has been succeeded by ; a milder and more charitable tone. I No longer are ministers saying that they will never resume Christian fel | lowship with their country's foes. In- I stead, there is a general recognition that, after the war is over, there must be radical advances bv Christianity, i if a new world order of thought is to ] be secured; and it the spiritual lcs | sons of (he present time are to bear | their expected results. While Dr. Battin has made no gen | eral public report, it is known that ! he tells an impressive story of the re ligious awakening which has followed the progress or the war. France is a .spiritually-seeking nation. Great Brlt | ain is displaying something of the i dominant religious spirit of Puritan days. Germany's Christianity is strik ing in to the depths of spiritual ex perience, and leading: ministers to sav i that a rev'val of religion has already come to the nation. Russia's zeal for religion, in this testing time, has ex- I pressed itself, in part, by sending two , million New Testaments to the men I in the trenches. Around the whole circle of the horizon there are unprecedented signs of a great spiritual daybreak. Per haps, if this means a religious rebirth ! for humanity, even the great war it- I self will not be too great a price to I pay. THE RELIGIOUS RAMBLER. j MITE SOCIETY MEETING I Shiremanstown, Pa., April 23.—The Mite Society of the Bethel Church of God met at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. i William Stansfleld. After a short busi ness meeting an interesting program j was rendered. A Scripture lesson was read by the president. Other features | were: Recitation, Emma Weber; read ing, Mrs. Stanley; recitation, Helen : Wiegel: duet, Mrs. Stanley Bates and ! Mrs. William Stansfleld; reading, Mar garet Weber; reading, Lester Baker; 'duet, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Frey and in- j jstrumental solo, Miss Mary Atticks. I DEATH OF WILLIAM H. GRAY Millersburg, Pa., April 23.—William jH. Grey, aged 52, died on Wednes i day night at the State hospital after | a long illness. The body will be brought to bis old Millersburg home from where the funeral will take place | to-morrow afternoon. He is survided •by his mother, two sisters and three brothers. The Rev. Mr. Hangen will officiate at the funeral. PIMPLY? WELL, DON'T BE! 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With the advantage of many years spent in touring all the civilized coun tries of the world, where this circus is as well known as in America, Bar num and Bailey's many agents have been constantly gathering the ma terials to he used In this year's street spectacle. Remote savage lands have been ransacked. Artists and design cri from France and Italy have worked nut the designs and ideas. Day and night for two years mechanics and property builders have tolled in for eign workshops, executing these Ideas. There, has been no regard to t,he cost. All strange types of the human fam ily are found in the procession, to gether with their characteristic cos tumes, weapons of war, vehicles, Idols and music. Rich and fantastic wagons of state, gorgeous tableau floats, palan quins. richly draped howdahs, rolling thrones, chariots of fire and fairy vans have been made of the most expensive woods, carved by hand labor and bur nished with pure gold. The harness is sliver mounted. The laces are from Ireland. The silks and satins are from China and Japan. The rugs and tap estry are from Persia and Turkey. The effect of all this wealth is dazzling. The equipment is more gor geous by far than anything of Its nature exhibited in past seasons. The parade is three times longer than anv other. It cost ten times as much money. It is a congress of nations, a horse fair, a musical convention, a zoological garden on wheels, a fairy land carnival and an academy of scl- ence, all rolled into one panorama. A trip to the grounds j 8 like a tour , of the world, without the annoyance ' ot seasickness. The great sea of can . vas spreads out over fourteen acres of ground, in the stables are 700 of the . finest horses that money can buy. In : the menagerie are 1,200 animals. This i single exhibit is worth more than the . average circus. On the grouds is a i dynamQ plant, furnishing power for twenty different shops and supplying i current for 6,000 incandescent lamps, flaring arcs, beacons and searchlights, i The best, talent of the world has . been selected to give the performance . under the main tent. There are 480 artists, gathered from every corner of the globe, and they are presenting the . greatest alt-nation circus this world has ever seen.—Advertisement. CURBING SET IX DKHH V ST. FKOM 231) TO CITY MM ITS All the necessary curbing incident to the paving of Perry street from Twenty-third street to the eastern city limits has been put in place by the Central Construction and Supply Company, with the exception of the corner pieces. These have been or dered and will be set as soon as they arrive, Commissioner W. H. Lynch de i clares. The contractors yesterday be gan setting curb In Emerald street between Front and Fifth, with a view to paving that section as early as possible. The paving of the Second street subway is proceeding rapidly and to day the foundations for the sidewalk on the eastern side were laid. RENOVATING CHURCH The Rev. William N. Yates, pastor of Fourth Street Church of God, will speak on "House Cleaning" next Sun day morning and on "Let There Be Light" in the evening. The Fourth Street church is heing renovHtod and an electric lighting system Installed. . Continued Improvement in Steel Business Predicted by Iron Age Reviewing the week's developments in the Iron and Steel trades, the Iron Age this morning, shows that business in these trades is now better than it has been in months and months past. A continued' increase in business is predicted. In part the Iron Age says: "The Pennsylvania Railroad's an -1 nouncement that it is about to buy or build 16,500 cars and 194 locomotives and the tentative placing'in this coun try of further large sections of the Ca nadian Car and Foundry Company's $80,000,000 shrapnel contract have been the main contributions of the week to the news of better business. There Is also the expectation that the Pennsylvania rail order will soon be distributed, adding 150.000 tons or more to the 20,000 tons already placed. "There are signs that other railroads are getting more alive to the low prices car and locomotive companies would make just, now, and the steel trade looks for further developments in this direction. How far the large war con tracts the equipment companies are now figuring on might affect deliveries of new cars that may be wanted by Fall, is a factor not entirely overlook ed. "Of the $80,000,000 Canadian con tract for Russia, it is now known that over $20,000,000 has been sublet in this country and that $20,000,000 more Is nearly closed. Much less clear is the status of other pending business. In volving many millions, presumably for Great Urituin.'' HAVE A SMALL KITCHEN In building a house, it is a great mistake to bulkl a large kitchen, un less It must also be used a dining room. A big kitchen means an enor mous number of extra steps for the housewife in preparing her meals, and a wholly unnecessary amount of labor in sweeping and cleaning. Have your kitchen made just large enough to contain comfortably your j range, work table, cupboard, and a J f ooouoo»oouuooo«»»» vv>ee«avaa » • • o I ; ; • We make sixteen hundred different ' o varieties of candy. • Among them you are bound to find I your favorite kind* • 9 % « 9 • Our Sales Agents in Harrisburg are J. H. Boher F. J. 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