Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
'delegates of traveling salesmen of
Fortune tellers were classified
as "fakers" and booths at the ne
gro carnival on S. State St., were
closed last night.
GENERAL BOOTH IS DEAD.
London, Aug. 21. General
William B.ooth, head of the Sal
vation Army, died at his -home
last night. He was 84 years old.
Services will be held in Salva
tion Army and Vblunteers of
'America headquarters all over the
world Sunday after next.
The general's body will lie in
state at the London headquarters
for one week.
General Booth npminat'd his
own successor as head of the
army. The sealed envelope in
which "is the nomination has not
yet been opened, but it is regard
ed as certain that the general
nominated his oldest son, Bram
well, who was his father's chief of
staff for thirty years.
Booth was born near Notting
ham, England, April 10, 1829. His
father was a contractor, who left
his son but little money.
Booth first joined the Wesley
an church, in which he became a
lay preacher when only 17. After
a dispute Booth left the Wesley
ans and entered the Methodist
When Zl he was sent by the
Methodists to London. There he
conducted great revival meetings,
but "his methods were so uncon
ventional the church authorities
held a meeting about it
A compromise was suggested
at this meeting Booth was about
to agree to it when the young
wife he had recently married
leaned over the balconyv and
This caused the foundation of
the Salvation Army. It was first
known as the Christian Revival
Association, and the first meeting
wa held in an abandoned Quaker
burial ground in Whitechapel.
In 1870 the name was changed
to Christian Mission ; in 1878 it '
became the Salvation Army.
The great sorrow of the Booth
family was the quarrel between
fiooth and his son, Ballington,
head of the army in America.
The quarrel was over the army
property. Ballington wanted it
put into the hands of trustees.
The general insisted it remain in
his nahe and at his disposal.
Ballington was insistent. The
general was obdurate. They sep
arated. Ballington founded the
Volunteers of America and he
and his fa'ther never spoke again.
" Just before Booth, died Balling
ton sent a telegram to his older
brother", Bramwell, reading:
','Love and sympathy to father
and yourself. Ballington and
New York, Aug. 21. Com
mander Eva Booth of the Salva
tion Army is utterly prostrated
by" the news of the death of her
Idria, a small town in Austria,
has a feminine fire brigade, whp
wear uriiforms and helmets.