A New Salvation Army.
Mr Stead, in a letter to the "British Weekly" said : —I hear that- there is likely to be a new development in connection with the Salvation Army, which will probably have very far reaching effects. It is not generally known that the Booths, particularly Mrs Booth, are intensely interested in the social question. When Henry George visited London' a year or too ago he is said to have remarked, after attending a meeting of the Army, "Here is the true social revolution 1" and a good deal of the spirit of Henry George has unquestionably entered into the Army and its chiefs. Not, of course, that General Booth is going in for the nationalisation of the land or any debatable policy of that sort. He is an intensely practical man, with a special eye to immediate utility ; and the new departure in which he is engaged in elaborating, has to do with-the relief by employment of the.nnemployed and the reclamation of lapsed industries. lam not, at. liberty to say more at present about this matter. But I have discussed the subject at, some length with the G,enerajj and I am satisfied that the scheme now in preparation, embracing as it does the; whole range of the social question in its relation to, the unemployed labor and wjrate land, when it is fully worked out, will command the support even of those who have hitherto looked askance at the enthusiastic irregulars who march beneath the banner of Blood and Fire."
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A New Salvation Army., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890
A New Salvation Army. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890
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