The Hollis Post-Herald (Hollis, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 15, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH
GEN. BOOTH ON EIGHTIETH
BIRTHDAY STARTS NEW PLAN
Veteran Founder of Salvation Army Launches
Scheme for "University of Humanity" in the
United States—All the World Celebrates
Anniversary of His Birth.
New York.—Gen. William Dootb.
founder and commander-in-chief of the
Halvutlon Army, celebrated his eight-
ieth birthday on Saturday, April 10,
and the event was made the occasion
of rejoicing all over the civilized
world. The Army Itself held big meet-
logs In every city and town where it
Ih established, and these were partici-
pated In by hundreds of thousands of
other citizens who were glad to do
honor to the . distinguished philan-
Gen. Booth himself presided over
several monster mass meetings in
Ixmdnn. His ndvanced age and the
fact that he was operated on recently
for cataract did not deter him from
taking part In the celebrations held by
hlg devoted soldiers.
: University of Humanity Launched.
In America the day was marked
especially by the launching of another
of Gen. Booth's original schemes for
social reform in the United States.
At every post of the army was an-
nounced the beginning of work to
found a University of Humanity, a
preat Institution for the training of
workers in social service. The uni-
versity will be divided between New
York and Chicago, and it is expected
to begin with a fund of $1,000,000. The
feathering of (his rund is the work
that the army now enters upon in
commemoration of Its famous leader s
completion or his eightieth year.
As a much-needed stone in the great
organizational structure that William
Booth has been building during the
past 47 years, this Idea of a school
for the systematic training of his
workers has been in his mind for sev-
eral years. On his last visit to the
United States the general made his
first tentative announcement of the
plan. 8lnco then he has worked out
many of the details and he has just
••onsented to the beginning of pre-
liminary work In this country where
the need for trained workers has lieen
Growth of Great System.
It 1> perhaps not generally realized
that the whole Intricate modern ma-
chinery of civilization for the uplift-
ing of the submerged tenth, the vast
«ystem of charities now so essential
a part of modern life. Is to a very
large extent an outgrowth of the
Booth Idea. He was the 11 ret to see
that the unfortunate could best be
reached by those who had suffered as
they had. and that they must be
reached by practical worldly help be-
fore they could be prepared to begin
the cleaner life. It was the Salvation
Army which first made a practical
working success of this now familiar
principle of so-called "missionary
This whole plan of campaign for j
raising the fallen began on a very
simple scale in the poverty etrickm
und t rime-lafested Kast end of lx>n- i
don and under the impetus of William
Booth's singular force of mind and !
Personality and the momentum that it |
has gathered with almost miraculous
rapidity It has developed into a truly
astonishing organization. j
Some of the departments of Its
work are: Prison-gate and Rescue,
Inebriates' homes, Boys' and Girls'
homes, Farm colonies, Emigration,
Naval and Military homes, Maternity
homes, nursing, Samaritan brigades,
hospital and benevolent visitation, po-
lice court work and Indian school
No other religious organization In
the world's history has branched out
Into so many departments of philan-
thropic effort and absorbed them as
part of Its religious duties.
Need of Trained Workers.
The scheme for a University of Hu-
manity grew naturally out of the de-
velopment of the 20 other depart-
ments. With a field as wide as the
world itself the work of the Salvation
Army Is only limited by the number
of workers that can bo secured and
Its effectiveness by the understanding
nnd earnestness of these workers. As
uplift work has grown from local ef-
forts to help a few into a great In-
clusive movement which must miss
none, the problems of organization
have grown greater. Charity has be-
come a science and its application an
art requiring the highest development
of personal qualities of insight and
altruism. There Is thus pressing need
for workers of quite exceptional qual-
ification. These qualifications must
first of all be inherent and must then
be developed by experience and spe-
This is the new work planned by
Gen. Booth, 'those women, for In-
stance. who are to go among the
alums of the big cities must not only-
have the desire to help but must know
how real helpfulness can best be se-
cured. They must understand by a
study of practical sociology some-
thing of the social forces that create
this poverty and crime and wretched-
ness. They must understand the dan
ger of the unwise charity that merely
increases dependence and understand
the value of better living conditions
In raising the moral courage of those
to whom fate has been unkind. They
must be able not only to correct home
conditions themselves but to impart
their knowledge and to inspire with
a desire for betterment.
Value of the Organization.
This will be but a small part of the
university's training iu social service
as planned by the patriarchal evangel-
ist. but it serves to show of what
value such an organization will be.
Of the general's plan for the uni-
versity he himself said recently: "I
want to train men and women to deal
with misfortune. I want them in-
structed to combat with the weak
nesses and sins of the drunkard, the
criminal, the pauper and the would be
At 80 years of age the head of the
Salvation Army, after more than half a
century of almost unceasing activity,
i; as vigorous and untiring as at any
time in his career The inexhaustible
vitality and intellectual and physical
activity of this social reforemr. philan-
thropist. preacher, author and traveler
are marvelous. At fourscore he Is
traveling many thousands of uiile$
over the world every year, controlling
the destinies of his more than 7,000
corps of Salvation soldiery with their
18,000 commissioned officers, distribu-
ted among every civilized country,
preaching constantly to vast audiences
and doing an amount of literary work
that would be a facer to many a
professional author with no other oc-
William Booth was born on April
10, 1829, in Nottingham, England, and
was trained for the Methodist minis-
try which he entered and became one
of the strongest evangelistic forces in
that church. He grew dissatisfied,
however, at reaching only those with
some religious training and convic-
tion. He felt that there were thous-
ands whose need was far greater and
he gravitated to the East end of Lon-
don where wretchedness of all kinds
was the rule.
In a disused burial ground on Milo
End road he pitched an old tent and
the first. Salvationist meeting was
held In that tent In 1861. The fiery
eloquence of the earnest young
preacher caught the attention of a
crowd of poor Whltochapelers and be-
fore that first meeting wub over he
had made several conversions, a per-
formance that he has been repeating
throughout the world for 47 years.
How He Started the Army.
Tills first meeting resulted In the
formation of the Christian mission,
from which it was the evangelist's
custom to send his converts to the ex-
isting churches of the locality, but
finding that they were not welcomed
and were In danger of slipping back
from sheer want of comradeship and
oversight, he set about forming so-
cieties of the converted. These he
found to be a potent agency for bring-
ing in more, as the heedless East
ender could be impressed by the
words of a former "pal" when he
would not listen to a minister. So
was created the central idea of the
The need of organization becomes
apparent, but several methods were
tried with little success before Gen.
Booth hit upon the military idea and
named his organization the Salvation
Army. From that time on the move-
ment grew amazingly and it has con-
tinued to grow without ceasing to
Spread Over the Worid.
The movement began spreading to
other countries of the world in 1881
when it first reached the United
States through the Influence of a silk-
weaver who had emigrated from Cov-
entry, England, bringing with him the
Salvation Army Idea and a strong de-
sire to continue in the work. It
reached Australia in the same year
through a milk dealer from Stepney,
and soon afterwards the first Canadian
corps was organized in a similar
Five years later, in i886, the gen-
eral made the first of many visits to
the American branches of the army
and he has seen them grow from a
few small corps Into a veritable army
of tremendous influence and unsur-
passed efficiency. His first great
world-tour was made in 1891, when he
visited South Africa, Australia and
India. Since then he has visited the
United States, Canada, Australia, New
Zealand and India four times. South
Africa twice and Japan and the Holy
Land each once.
During all theBe travels the actual
executive responsibility for the gov-
ernment of the army has never been
lifted from his shoulders. Even on
shipboard he is an indefatigable work-
er, planning and writing through the
Gen. Booth Honored.
One of the most remarkable of the
many tributes paid to the general by
the great of the world was that of the
mikado of Japan during the visit to
that country. The mikado personally
received the general with great
warmth and he was accorded remark-
able ovations in Yokohama, Tokyo,
Sendai and Kyoto, a circumstance of
strange import when it is realized
that Japan is not a Christian country.
Another interesting distinction given
Gen. Booth was the conferring on hfm
of the degree of doctor of civil law by
Oxford university. The significance
of this honor will be better under-
stood when it is stated those who re-
ceived university honors with him £t
the time were Prince Arthur of Con-
naught, the prime minister of Eng-
land, the lord chancellor, the speaker.
Sir E. Grey, the archbishop ot
Armagh, Sir Evelyn Wood, the Ameri
can ambassador. Mark Twain and
As a writer Oen. Booth is remark
able, both as a stylist, as a thinker
and as a producer. He has written in
all 81 volumes, besides innumerable
articles for the army publications.
His best known book is "In Darkest
Engtand and the Way Out," in which
he outlined his scheme for social re
form by means of colonization. "The
Training of Children." "Love, Mar
rtage and the Home." and his books
on reform are among the others of
the general's best known literary pro
Writes of Hie Creed
Of his creed the general has written
very beautifully. He says:
"The simplicity of our creed has
been, as I believe It will remain, one
of the principal helps to our unity.
We s'and for the old truths. The
faith which can be interpreted in
terms ot duty, of unselfishness, of
purity, of love to God and man. is the
only faith we really care about. What-
ever may be the case with the select
minority, the consciousness of sin.
the force of evil habit and the con
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But, nine times out of ten, the
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To avoid all such trouble, every
housoowner should know in a general
way, when a surface is fn proper con-
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primer and finishing coats different
surfaces require, and how to avoid
adulteration in materials.
A complete painting guide, Includ-
ing a book of color schemes, specifi-
cations for all kinds of painting work,
and an instrument for detecting adul-
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and asking for Houseowner's Paint-
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This company, the largest makers
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Fan—Yes; they loved not wisely,
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Recently two well-known Washing-
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ind. after ringing the bell, waited. No
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"Phwat do you want?"
Upon being told of the nature of the
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"What did you think of that gentle-
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The First Word.
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