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r\ By JAMES A. EDGER.TON. BYhead *0*0*0**0*0*0*0*0*0*0*040*0*0*040*0*0*0*0*0*0*0*0*0+ I Booth, the Warrior of Peace eighteen hours a day and says he ex pects to live to be 130. However long General Booth lives, it is safe to say that his gospel of "soap, soup and salvation" -will go on indefinitely and his drumbeat will still be heard around the world He believes in ministering to bodies as well as souls and in making men hap py here as ^ell as hereafter. His creed is that the way to regenerate so ciety is to regenerate the individuals composing society. With political movements of any kind he has noth ing to do. His appeal is to the indi vidual unit, and he uses co-operation only as a means to that end. In person General Booth is tallover six feetand spare. He has a piercing eye, a nose like the beak of an eagle, a high, though retreating forehead, white hair and a whiter beard. He is an orator of rare powers, being a master of appeal, denunciation, invective, fiery exhortation, homely wisdom and anec dote. He is as ready with the pen as iWith the spoken word, a thing not common among orators. To this unu sual combination he adds such powers as an organizer and leader that Gen eral Wolseley, once head of the British army, said that Booth would have made a great military commander. A man that can talk, write and command ean move the world, provided he has sufficient faith, purpose and concentra tion. Booth has all these and several other thingsfor example, boundless energy. He works all the time and demands that others do the same. He has no room for a lazy man. No Respectable People Wanted. Be it known that among his other qualities William Booth possesses a temper. With all his kindliness he is Remarkable Qualities of the Salvation Army's Founder and Chief, Whose Last and Greatest Project Is to Be a University of HumanityOrator of Rare Powers, a Dynamo In Breeches and an Autocrat For Good. *o^o4o^o^o^oo4o*o^o*o^o^o4o*o*o^o^o*o4ro^o*o^o4fO*o*o* universal consent General Wil liam Booth, the founder and of the Salvation Army, is the grandest old man in the world. Some sixty years ago, when he began work in his native city of Not tingham, England, he was jeered, in sulted and made a target for decayed vegetables and eggs. Now, at the age of eighty, he has nearly 3,000,000 con verts, operates in fifty-four countries, has all sorts of branch bureaus for so cial betterment, is blessed where he once was reviled, respected where he MSLS held in contempt, is received by kings and presidents with honor and by the poor with ovations and looks over a world that he has conquered by his armies of peace. For many weeks General Booth's followers and friends throughout the earth have been planning popular dem onstrations for his eightieth birthday, 'April 10, and for the announcement on that day of his last and greatest project, that of a University of Hu manity, which will train students for salvation work. This institution will have branches in various cities in all lands, New York and Chicago among the number. He is still vigorous, is in active charge of his immense establishment even to details, works from fifteen to GENEHAi. IL LI VM BOOTH AT ills DLSK VND LL\ A JIO PREACHING TOUR-BUILDING. WITH SIGN "POPULAR PRICEfe( IN MILE END WASTE SECTION OF LONDON THE ARMY BIRTHPL\CE a born autocrat and can tongue lash people if they do not toe the mark. He is not a soft man. Like all those sur charged with nervous force, all those who do things, he is not complacent. Some one described Daniel Webster as a "steam engine in breeches." Booth is a dynamo in breeches. When on a motor tour of England at the age of seventy-nine, making morev speeches in a day than most evangelists make in a week, his constant command to his chauffeur was "Faster." He probably broke speed laws, but if so he did it to the glory of God. He is not a conventional man. In his early work he held his meetings in cheap theaters and dance halls and once over the door put up the legend, "NoRespectable People Admitted Here." "When asked where he would draw his recruits he answered, "From the dance halls and saloons." And he did. He was like the master of the feast that sent out into the byways and hedges for his guests. His mission was to the one lost sheep and not to the ninety and nine. Booth gives his hand and heart to the unfortunate, the outcast and the sinners. He may go after them with drums, or with soap, or with beds and meal tickets, or with "the manless land for the landless man," or with doggerel songs set to dance hall airs, or with the other unconventional wajs familiar to Salvation Army usage, but he goes after them. That is the great point. General Booth's beau ideal and pa tron saint is John Wesley. There is much in common between the two both religious reformers, both break ing away from old conventional cus toms, both preaching in the open air and using methods denounced as sen sational, both appealing to the poor, the sinful and the suffering both do ing a prodigious amount of work, not only as preachers, but as writers and organizers both looking personally aft er the movements they founded even to minute details, both starting a great new departure in religion, both jeered at and held in contempt in the begin ning, but gaining the golden opinion of mankind in the end. Bombarded by Dead Cats. The father of William Booth was a builder. The family belonged to the Established church, but at the age of fifteen the future head of the Salva tion Army happened by a Methodist chapel, was attracted to enter and al most instantly experienced conversion. In his ardent way he demanded imme diately to be set at work and was sent out to induce the mill men to come to church. In the open spaces about the chops the boy enthusiast appealed to his grimy hearers in impassioned sen tences, but to the accompaniment of hoots, dead cats and rotten vegetables. These he resented not at all, but led as many men as would go to the chap el and sat with them during service. It was a prophetic beginning of a ca reer that was to be spent among the poor and to an accompaniment of mis understanding and abuse. In those days of extreme youth ^i^m^i^^^^mkm^^mmid Booth must have been well nigh as striking a figure as now. Tall, slight, ardent, he was on fire to carry the gos pel to the "submerged tenth," and no scofl&ng, indifference, hardship or ac tual danger could deter him. He con tinued his open air preaching even while gaining an education and while employed at clerical work during the day. He was warned by the doctors that his health would not stand the strain and that if he did not desist his life would pay the penalty, but he hesitated not at all. Even when a comrade fell at his side Booth went on. He received a private education from a Methodist tutor and was or dained to the ministry in the New Connection church at the age of twen ty-three Three years later he was married to Catherine Mumford. the remarkable woman who was after ward to win the world's }ove as the "mother of the army." As long as Booth could act as a traveling evangel ist he was content to remain in the regular ministry, but when the con ference required him to settle down to the ordinary circuit work he resigned. A certain dramatic scene In connection with that resignation is yet recalled. In the gallery at the conference sat a girlish figure, and when the decision was reached that Mr. Booth was to give up his evangelical work the as sembled ministers were not a little startled to hear a clear voice ring from above, "Never!" It meant the cutting off of a scant livelihood and facing the world without a dollar, not an easy thing for a woman to do, espe cially since there were already litt'e mouths to feed, but the noblest causes in this world have been built on the heroism of women. Life Often Endangered. Out of the ministry and also out of a livelihood, Booth began preaching in an old tent in a Quaker burying ground. The tent, which was donated, was ripped to pieces in a storm, after which meetings were held in cheap halls, in par'js or in byways and alley ways. The work was in the worst sec tlon of London, Whitechapel, and the young preacher's life was often endan gered by the hostile mob. The cause throve on persecution, however, and in 1865 in a literally God forsaken part of the great city called Mile End Waste the Salvation Army was start ed. It was not at first called by that name, but was known as the Christian mission. Booth had a happy faculty of coining phrases and in 1877 penned the line, "The Christian mission is a volunteer army." Then he erased the word "volunteer" and in place thereof wrote "salvation" The name stuck and was the real inception of the army as it exists today. There was no preconcerted plan of adopting it, but rather a spontaneous growth. In a short time the leaders were called "captain," Booth himself became the "general," a uniform was adopted, drums, bugles and marching columns were brought into requisition, and a new era was started in religious prop aganda among the poor. In 1879 xhe War Cry was started, which now, with kindred publications of the army, is printed in twenty-one languages and circulates over a million copies a week. In 18S0 the cause took on international scope by invading America. The next year it was carried into France. In 1885 the purity cru sade was started for the protection of young girls. In 1886 General Booth made his first trip to the United States and Canada, holding 200 meetings in three months. In 1890 appeared his most famous book, "In Darkest Eng land and the Way Out." During the same year was founded the celebrated Hadleigh Farm colony, a system which the army has extended over the earth Then India was invaded, and the In dian banking system was inaugurated to protect the poor from extortionate rates of interest. There followed the establishment of homes and employ ment for Armenian refugees, the navai and military league to work among soldiers and sailors throughout the world, homes for fallen women, shel ters for waifs and strays, prison gate homes for ex-convicts, servants' homes, hospitals, factories and workshops, bureaus for temporary and permanent employment, poor men's lawyer de partment, bureaus for tracing lost and missing friends, food depots and shel ters for the destitute, free beds and finally the anti-suicide department. A Universal Traveler. Whatever may be thought of the re ligious methods of the Salvation Army, its social work merits and receives uni versal praise. Behind all these benef icent activities stands the prophet like figure of William Booth. Auto crat he may be, but if so he is an au tocrat for good and one who has done more to spread self reliance and self respect among those who most needed both these qualities than any other one man of his time. Not only his institution, but the man himself, is known in well nigh every land beneath the sun. In the prosecu tion of his work he has been a univer sal traveler, having traversed Amer ica and Europe many times and hav ing visited Africa, Australasia, India and even Japan. The dream of his life was to stand in the Holy Land, which he did some years ago, and hia venerable figure seemed like one that had stepped out of the Old Testament and had returned home. General Booth lives the simple life. He eats no meats, his food staples be ing tea and toast, vegetables in sea son and rice. He sleeps little, has no recreations and works even when trav eling. While Immense funds come into his hands, they are all turned over to the army, as he requires little for him self. This is the warrior of peace, the evangelist who preaches in deeds, whe carries the gospel to the poor. 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