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POLK COI XTY NEWS-GAZETTE. BENTON'. TENNESSEE.
, - " . tif ve ftc nuu'rer didqccc ...hIi...ihiii m ..m ...i .n.i.ii .in. i.m i X or car BALLINGTON BOOTH LEFT SALVATION ARMY BATHER Till QUIT AMERICA Meeting of Brothers a Short Time Ago After an Estrangement of , Many Years Recalls Controversy of 1896, When It Was De cided by the Authorities in London That BaHington Should Go to England. London. The meeting of Rramwetl and Hallington Hooth a lew days ago after an estrangement of many years baa led to the making public of many versions of the controversy which cul minated more than 17 years ago lu the withdrawal of BaHington Booth from the Salvation Army. Hut the truth ap pears to be that he resigned rather than leave America. He had contract ed an affection for the country which made a permanent residence else where intolerable to him. Mrs. Maud Hallington Booth shared In his de termination to remain in "the landof the free and the home of the brave." Early In the year 189G the author ities at London decided that the two " leaders of the Salvation Army in A. rica could do invaluable service in another country, where, it was said, the cause showed symptoms of wan ing. They were notified to "farewell." This warning came as a shock to the young Booths and their American friends. Of course when . Ballington Booth was "sworn in" he promised to obey his superior officers, to accept with out demur or question of any kind any assignment that might be given him and to completely efface himself if deemed essential to the promotion of the cause. This oath is taken by every man and woman commissioned to serve the organization. The children of the founder were expected to adhere even more tenaciously to the princi ples inculcated by the Salvation Army than those who were not connected by the ties of blood with the general. But Ballington Booth thought the exigencies of tho American situation would justify a departure from the rule of unquestioning obedience which was established when the Salvation Army was in Its swaddling clothes. A number of his influential friends reDresented to him that to leave the L country at that time would be to invite q .uioaDlci iui tiio cumo - -6 j8 America. He appears to have accept He wilJ8l tnls v,ew of the situation and Lon productW W urged to rescind Its decision, will not eat. Hl'ftAUBT f mafi.that the almost any time and will bring the top Amer- price if fat. He multiplies rapiaiy.f " " and if we only give him good pastures, pure water and a little corn. He will do the rest. Bermuda grass alone will keep a hog in good growing condition all the summer. Excellent winter and early, spring pastures can be obtained by -iromi- fGen- i .5 well leaded Bowing hairy etcn.,fe3", redor- clover seen lHC;f 7 a 1 'h Ballington Booth. by Chauncey M. Depew, who was then in the heyday of his popularity, peti tioned London to permit Ballington Booth to retain his American com mand. But General Booth, who was supported by his cabinet, was ob durate. He said the decision was not the result of caprice, It was not hastily arrived at and that it was irrevocable. Bramwell Booth, who was then chief of staff, communicated the decision of his father to Senator Depew. In the letter he assured Mr. Depew of his and his father's appreciation of the sym pathy shown by Americans for the cause, but he said no exception to an Imperative rule could be made In the case of any member. of the Booth fam ily. They occupied the same relation to the organization as the humblest officer In it, Bramwell Booth said. From past experience, Ballington Booth knew to attempt to change a de cision of his father's when it was once announced would be as difficult as to obtain the revocation of a Median-Persian decree. The truth Is to have done so would have been to create a breach equally as serious as the withdrawal of his son, with his vast influence, from the Salvation Army. The rank and fllei would look with extreme dis favor on any measure that would muke any member of the Booth family the object of "privileged legislation." In other words, worldwide discontent and dlstrnst may have followed a reconsid eration of the general's decision. In the Salvation Army General roth sustained the relation to Bal lington of a superior to a subordinate offlcei, not that of a father to a sou. To have assumed any other poBltioii would have been subversive to disci pline and probably destructive to the very fabric of the organization Itself. It was realized as soon as Ballingtoo issued what might be termed an ulti matum that his loss to the movement would be enormous. But his father was immovable. He said he exacted obedience from the lowly officers and he could not exempt those in exalted cotamands, even though they be his own sons and daughters. He was urged to compromise or do something to save Ballington 'and his brilliant and devoted wife to the move ment. He was told that their seces sion would mean the complete over throw of the Salvation Army in the United States. But these gloomy pre dictions failed to move him. He in sisted on obedience. He may be wrong, his judgment may be defective, but there was no middle course. Bal lington was a soldier and he who would command must be ready and willing to obey. Tho friends of the then commander in the United States urged him to, re sign and organize a new move ment which would be democratic in W. Bramwell Booth. its government. They said it could be utilized as a recruiting station for the churches. They Insisted that the Unit ed States needed such a movement and he waa well qualified to lead it After" much, anxious thought he con sented and brought into being "The Volunteers of America." For several weeks he searched for appropriate name for this organiza tion. One day he shouted "Eureka," and said he would call it "God's Amer ican Volunteers." But after some thought he doubted the propriety of appropriating or appearing to appro priate the Diety for a title, and decid ed to modify it by giving it the title under which it was later Incorporated. It was a gloomy time for the Salva tion Army in America. The property of the organization was held In the name of Ballington Booth, and even the War Cry bore the legend: "The War Cry atfid Official Gazette of the Salvation Army. Ballington Booth, proprietor." The Salvation Army was not at that time incorporated. After his secession he relinquished his title to the property and did all pos sible to facilitate the transfer. His successor had the army incorporated and its property so safeguarded that it can never be alienated from the move ment or used by some designing per son for his own advantage. But when Ballington retired from the command it was feared by some who did not understand his character or appreciate his innate probity that he would carry the property with him. Not being a corporate body, the Sal vation Army's property was subject to spoliation by a possibly unscrupul ous leader. Although there have been several splits In the United States, and these splits occurred before it obtain ed articles of Incorporation, no at- CHICAGO POLICE PARADE FOR NOTED INDIAN A i 1 Capt. C. C, Healey.v commander of Chicago's mounted police, conferred a high honor upon his old Indian friend, Medicine Owl, former chief of Indian police of the Glacier National Park reservation, upon the occasion of the dis tinguished red man's visit to Chicago in company with five other chiefs of the Glacier Purk Blackfoot tribes. As a tribute to this Indian, once one of the most feared Indian chiefs of police that ever rode over a reservation, Cap tain Henley assembled 200 of his mounted force on the Grant Park parade grounds and passed them In review of the noted visitor. teaipt haj ever tw-n made by tho reponsible for the it bis m to alien ale property. In those days Mr. Maud Ballington Booth by her gracious manners, her engaging disposition ani her genuine sympathy for the bomelt-es and lost won a place in the hearts of many cul tured and wealthy citizens of New York. She and her talented husband were made welcome tn many drawing rooms. They succeeded In reaching and influencing a class that none of their predecessors In America could get within hailing distance of. These people helped to finance the Salvation Army, and by setting the seal of their approval oh Its work widened its sphere and broadened its Influence. Some persons have said London did not approve of the social "triumphs" achieved by the son and daughter-in-law of the general. It was thought that Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth had been made a sort of social fad and that when the persons who smiled on her got tired of the diversion they would simply drop her. It is only fair to say that the position she secured for herself 18 years ago has been strength ened by the lapse of time rather than weakened. Ballington Booth, after a brief resi dence In the country, decided to be come an American citizen. He told a vast audience In the legislative assem bly hall at Topeka, Kan., in February of 1893 that he regarded the Constitu tion of the United States as the "su preme expression of a free people." LARGE EXODUS FROM BERLIN Laboring Class to Farms, Wealthy to Suburbs Population Rapidly Decreasing. Berlin. The population of Berlin la decreasing. Not only, are the laboring classes moving out to the country to find work, but the wealthy are forsak ing the city for more pretentious homes In the nearby suburbs. The exodus has been so steady during the past eight months that Berlin today has over 41,000 less inhabitants than it had on March 1. The present year Is the only one to show a decrease in population since 1873. For six years past the rate of Increase has been comparatively slow, but as recently as 1906 there was a gain of 54,000 in 12 months. Now the tide has turned the other way, and the municipality is alarmed over the de parture of 19 millionaires, in the Ger man sense, in the three mouths ended June 30. The city's tax receipts are correspondingly reduced. The loss this year appears to be not wholly due to the movement of the people into Into suburban towns, for such prosperous neighbors as Char lottenburg and Schoeneberg also show small losses, and the gains in other ad jacent municipalities are not large enough to account for the removals from the capital. The demand for la bor in greater Berlin this year has been very slack, and In spite of the emigration to fields where work can be -secured, the number of the un employed Is assuming alarming propor tions. Even the building trades, which normally employ many thousands, re port very limited activity. GIVES HUSBAND TO ANOTHER United States Army Man's Wife Gets Divorce So He Can Wed a Texas Girl. Cleveland. Mrs. Mignon Sharp Cook gave up her husband and got a divorce so that her husband, Lieut. Gilbert R. Cook of the United States army stationed in Texas, may marry the girl he loves. Mr. and Mrs. Cook were married two years ago as the culmination of a romance that began at West Point. Cook received his commission after the marriage and was sent to Texas, while his wife remained here with her parents. A few months ago Cook wrote a letter telling his wife that he had found a girl in Texas whom he loved more than his legal mate and asked her to release him. Mrs. Cook finally began suit for di vorce and received her decree. She will receive $5 a week alimony for a year. "I still love him, but what Is the love of one against that of two?" Mrs. Cook said. iirtio wr yuiiiuou unnuui i - -' " w Tonsorial Artists Carry on Their 8u$U .w:im "!W (PS Fl 0 fl Rs in Street tn Full View V-1 " - "1 fl U i tj H I 1 H t M o,,. u rtflwMsft 0 8II M London. The Englishman who shavea himself In th seclusion of his own room, or undergoes 'the mystic rites at his favorite barber's, would probably bo horrified at the idea of submitting to the ordeal in the, public street. In China, however. It is no uncom mon thing to the ceremony per formed In public, for Chinese barbers carry on their business in the street In full view ot the passersby. The barber bavins selected a likely sport for carrying on his trade, sticks to it until custom dwindles, when he Chinese Barber at Work. transfers hie stock-in-trade to another pitch. In this way he scores over his Western brethren, who, should customers fajl, must possess their souls In patience, and cannot go forth in search of them. Instead of a tariff naming separate charges for hair-cut, shave, and sham poo, the Chinese barber quotes an in clusive rate. In Hankow the charge of 150 cash, or about 3d. in English money. Is almost universal, so that if our Chinese friends do not enjoy Western privacy neither do they pay Western prices. PerhaDS the smallness of the charge is due to the fact that these al fresco barbers escape rent and rates, and have no luxurious premises to keep up. It is probable that the average Englishman would cheerfully pay even more than the usual sum rather than undergo such an ordeal in the public streets. These Chinaman Is less self conscious and thinks nothing of it. FINj OLD OREGON TRAIL MAP 7f EdJpd D. Hicks Made an Interesting discovery While Rummaging Through an Old. Trunk. Kansas City. While rummaging around in an old trunk containing a lot of old papers and family effects, Edmund D. Hicks, 2109 Bellevlew ave nue, found an interesting old map, the property of his father, which outlined the course of the Oregon trail marked out by Capt. John C. Fremont on his western expedition in June, 1842. The course began at Westport landing, near the mouth of the Kaw river, on June 11. and went southwest through the town of Westport across Turkey creek and joined the old Santa Fe trail from Independence, 20 miles from Westport landing. According to the field notes of Cap tain Fremont the party halted at noon that day near the spot where Olathe, Kas., now is. They left the Santa Fe trail that same day, and the next day they crossed the Kakarusa river near Lawrence, continuing the course west along the Kaw river. Lawrence, To peka and other cities now lying along the Kaw are features which hav6 come since the tour of Captain Fre mont. None of them is noted on the map. They crossed the Kaw near the present site of Topeka, and struck out north along the Little Blue river, and struck the Pla.tte river at Grand Is land. The territory is marked here and there with regard to the Indian tribes encountered. Pawnees, Sioux and Snake Indians Inhabited the coun try they traversed. Notes along the way to Captain Fremont tell posterity that near Westport, elk and deer, the only game, are very scarce. 'The first herd of buffalo was sighted by Fremont's party on June 30, 3G5 -miles from Westport landing. Fre mont complains from time to time that the Indians steal provisions at night, and on one or two occasions, made an open attack on the scouting party. The trail ended at Fort Walla Walla, among the Nes Perces Indiana. Oc tober 27, 1842. The course from West port landing to its terminus is 1,070 miles long. The map was made and compiled by Charles Preuss, a member of Fre monf's party, In 1S46, and was litho graphed by order of the United States senate by H. Weber ft Co.. Baltimore. Married Seventy-sevsn Years. Syracuse, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. J..D. Clemen of Western, N. T, will on Dec. 7 celebrate the seventy-seventh anniversary of their marriage. The couple, both ninety-eight years of age, hope to make an aeroplane flight on that day. Runs Away With Coal Stove. Paterson, N. J. Andrew Koolln ran away with the family coal stove and sewing machine in revenge for his wife's act In suing for divorce. Dies Rather Than Saw Wood. Springfield, Mass. Rather than saw wood, Andrew Chapman, sixteen, Ranged himself in his employer's tiro. 5 rcTfrmrii yn u inyra -V- u i t 'i ; 1 1 ALCOHOU-3 per cent Aefirtable Preparation for As - simitoiing the Food and Reula- tew I '"1 tomachs and Bowels of Promotes Digestion,Cheerful ness and Re si Con la i ns neither Opiuqi.Morphine pot Mineral Not Narc otic Rrttpr sou Drsiviufrrarsi Worm Stfd -Clan'tid Smfar r Anprferi ftemedv for Constipa tion . Sour Stomach. Diarrhoea, Worms .Convulsions .Feverish ness and LOSS OF SLEEP Facsimile Signature of The Centaur Company. NEW YORK. Guaranteed under the FoodarWj Exact Copy Of Wrapper. c HAD "THE GOODS" ON GERALD Little Sister, After the Manner of Her Sex, Was an Eager Witness Against Small Brother. Geraldiue was a meaning patient, and her twin brother, as physician-in-chief was dosing her, to their su preme delight, when their mother chanced to observe them. Being a Christian Scientist, she told them that they must not "play sick" they must play pleasant games. A few days later Geraldine ran to her mother, shocked and horrified, exclaiming: "Mother, Gerald said an awful bad word!" The mother turned toward the boy, who had sulkily followed his sister, and who now sturdily declared: "I didn't!" "Yes, he did, too," protested the girl, dropping her voice to a se pulchral whisper. "He said 'Doc tor.' " For sore feet rub on Hanford's Bal sam. Adv. New Weapon, The Irishman in France had been challenged to a duel. "Shure," he cried, "we'll fight with shillalahs." "That won't do," said his second. "As the challenged party you have the right to choose the arms, but chivalry demands that you should decide upon a weapon with which Frenchmen are familiar." "Is that so, indade?" returned the generous Irishman. "Then we'll foight it out wid guillotines." Upper Cut. Mrs. French Vanderbilt, at a lunch eon at Harbourviewe, her beautiful Newport villa, said of the nouveaux riches of Gotham: "These people form, undoubtedly, a very splendid and ornate society but It la a social upper crust based ex clusively, as it were, on the financial dough beneath." Found a Flaw. Little Pierre had been taken to the seaside and expressed himself on his return as disappointed with the ocean. "What's the matter with the sea?" asked the surprised father. "Isn't it big enough, my boy?" "Yes but it has only one shore." For any cut us Hanford's Bal sam. Adv All Is Fish In the Net. "Catch anything while you' were away on your vacation?" "Sure, I did. It weighed 28 pounds. You catch anything?" "Nh-huh. I told you I would. She weighs 130 and her dad's worth half of a street railway company, an elec tric lighting plant and two brewer ies. Start the year by getting Hanford's Balsam. You will find frequent use for It. Adv. His Message. "That man has a look of profound wisdom. I'm anxious to hear what he has to Bay." "Well?" "Good heavens! He's announcing that he , haa on exhibition the oily three-legged chicken In existence. The Best Liniment. For falls on icy walks, sprains and bruises, rub on and rub In Hanford's Balsam of Myrrh. Apply this liniment thoroughly and relief should quickly follow. Adv. Simple Method. "How do you tell mushrooms from toad-stools?" "I wait till next morning. If I'm here they were mushrooms. If I'm In beaven they were toad stools. Tor Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Bears tho Signature In Use For Over Thirty Years 1 Medical Advice. Miggs So the doctor told you to go to a warmer climate. What is the nature of the trouble you consulted him on? Maggs I went there to collect a bill. Heard on the Train. "Does your boss ever find fault with you?" "Never." "He must be a fine sort of a man." "He is; L work for myself." RUB-MY-TISM Will cure your Rheumatism and all kinds of aches and pains Neuralgia, Cramps, Colic, Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Old Sores, Burns, etc. Antiseptic Anodyne. Price 25c. Adv. Not the Kind. "Mr. Jones put down his foot on his daughter Mabel's engagement to Billy." "But not with the stamp of ap proval. And Doesn't. Wife Do you know, I have a very little mouth. In the glass it doesn't look large enough to hold my tongue. Husband (testily) It isn't! Stray Stories. Suits Him, All Right. Mrs. Enright She says small checks will be in fashion for new fall suits. Mr. Enright Thank heaven! Puck. Some of Them, Maybe. Golf Player (exasperated at caddie's inexperience) I wonder where all the good caddies go to? Caddie (meekly) To heaven, sir. Good Luck With Him. "Have any luck on your hunting trip?" "Yes; I missed three guides I shot at for deer." Chicago Daily News. A Good One. "I Just pulled a pretty good one," said the first cop. "What d'ye mean?" "Oh, I arrested that minister." A brunette may be fairer than blonde In some ways. oocoooooooooo Cholera ! O Hog Cholera, Chicken Q Cholera, and other diseases q JL of stock and poultry, make q you lose money. Can this V loss be avoided? The y O answer is: YES I Give Q Bee Dee STOCK & POULTRY MEDICINE O promptly, when the first O JC symptoms appear. It acts q X on the liver, and gets it to Q g working freely. A disor- O dered liver causes these Q (and most other) -troubles Q of stock and poultry. Q j Price 25c 50c and $1.00 per can. j JTk "Bet Dee Slock & Poultry Medicine f Kr h tplendid curt Inr liver trouble, roup, Kf O chicken cholera and other dutasty f v. I stnwe. P.irrtll. OWa. P. A. 15 Vr r. J. Ctinwr. r.irrrn. um. . r. OQGQOQOOC'OCOQ I'NI'HI'AI; OPrOKTl'NITY tur riht klml oi urwumiin wllliiu lnt.'t tyi l'n dollur oilillna ni ohino. UuiuIud Bttli-i Co., Cooauiuura Utlg., Clilrama 'UM-mHiH'C: 1,1 Hart Couth Syrup. TutM Oood. Ch la Urn. Sold bf Dmititu. M If If HOT T ''A V hi