Religion: Christian Endeavor

In Cleveland hotels last week, porters gathered up empty whiskey bottles, maids cleaned cigar stubs out of bathtubs, policemen went home to rest. The Prophets of the Grotto had left (see MISCELLANY, p. 19), and there were coming the Christian Endeavor young people, whose 31st international convention was immediately following that of the Prophets.

The Christian Endeavor movement among young people is comparatively recent. The late Rev. Francis E. Clark, who died last May, founded it Feb. 2, 1881, at his Williston Congregational Church in Portland, Me. Members were obliged to pledge themselves...

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