Finding an end to war—then and now

THE RECENT REOPENING of the 1874 Wentworth by the Sea resort near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, celebrates the restoration of this "grande dame of the seacoast," while recalling long-forgotten world events. The 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese conflict came to an end through arbitration as the delegates assembled at the Wentworth Hotel to sign the Treaty of Portsmouth. In recognition of his efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis, US President Theodore Roosevely received the Nobel Peace Prize.

The hopes and prayers of thousands from around the world supported the negotiations for peace. Among the staunchest supporters of peace without further war was Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science and this magazine. From her Concord, New Hampshire, home she urged her followrs to pray daily for an amicable solution to the conflict. She wrote in The Boston Globe:

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