General Booth III Visit to Tonypandy Cancelled. Renewed Eye Trouble. General Booth, the Grand Old Man of the Salvation Army, has had a return of his old trouble affecting his eyes. The General was to have addressed a meeting in Jerusalem Chapel, Llwynypia, this (Thursday) evening, but owing to his in- ability this has been cancelled, along with the rest of his Welsh tour.. So abrupt a termination came about at Newport on Tuesday, where, after ad- dressing a large audience at the Temper- ance Hall, he was taken ill, and forbidden by his medical attendants to continue his journey. Previous to this disappointing contretemps, the General carried his 80 years as jauntily as a youth of 16, and his voice was vigorous, infusing some of the old fire which characterised his earlier career. WHAT HE SAID TO HIS HOUSE- KEEPER, At a-recent meeting, the General gave an address with a striking and impressive account, pointed with antithetical phrases, of the change of attitude which has come over the public mind with re- gard to the Army and with regard to himself; and it was easy to see that. though they have not embittered him nor shaken his resolve, the accusations which have been made against him in times paist, suggesting on his part a want of candour, sincerity, and disinterestedness, have touched him to the quick. It was, therefore, with just and natural pride that he was able to dwell on the universal congratulations which had been showered upon him by high and low, rich and poor by Governments, and Presidents, and Cabinet Ministers," by high dignitaries in the Church, by Conferences and Con- ventions, and by the Press of the world —on the occasion of his 80th birthday. In fact," he laughingly declared, the General has been so mixed up with royalties during the last few months, that lie found himself saying Your Ma- jesty to his housekeeper." He had been told, he added, that 10,000' newspapers, in the United States alone had published photographs, like and unlike him, and columns upon columns of his history and that of the Salvation Army. But what pleased him most were the congratula- tions of the masses of the people, and no uttered sentiment gave him more real joy than that of a dear old woman who said, ae he entered the hall when he was pre- sented with the freedom of his native city of Nottingham, Ah, he's been a Sweet William to me and my. old man." These congratulations, lie pointed out, were not for himself. He was not a great inventor, or a great discoverer, or a great traveller. He was not a genius in any shape or form. He was not even a multi-millionaire. But they were for what he represented—the Salvation Army. That led him easily into the heart of his discourse, and ardent and effective effort, to show that the Army has deserved well of the neople among whom her flag flies." He described long and feelingly her devotion to the cause of the friendless, the poor and the out- cast-tlie, great masses largely outside the pale of religious and philanthropic or governmental effort—and claimed that she would have deserved well of the com- munity even if her efforts had not been successful. But by their fruits ve shall know them," and for the fruits of the Salvation Army's labours he gave chapter and verse for great enterprises achieved through her agency in all parts of the world. A MIGHTY ORGANISATION. Dealing with the organisation itself, he pointed out that the Salvation Army had created herself out of the waste humanity of the world, that her flag now flew over fifty countries, that she had established about 8,000 separate societies, that she had 25 newspapers in 17 different lan- guages, and that her musicians were 25,000 strong:. There had been a, lot of talk about the Germaiis coming: over to invade this country. He cordially in- vited the Government, in that eventual- ity, to call out the Salvation Army, whose discipline was perfect, and whose officers were nearly 100,000 strong. Commenting1 on the ridicule heaped upon the methods of the Army in the early days of the existence of the organi- sation, he said many of those who ridi- culed were now very glad to adopt the -=- very methods that they had ridiculed, The General became especially enthusi- astic in an account of his proposals for the establishment of labour colonies—and of work already done, 'particularly in conjunction with the New Zealand Gov- ernment in that direction for vagrants who won't work, and in his account of the purchase by the Army of an estate near Colchester for the benefit of men who want work and can find none, and whose only chance, he said, lies in going back to the cultivation of the land. He said it was hoped by September to show a scheme to the public in connection with their estate by which." fifty lovely little cottages," each with five acres of land, were to be provided for the purpose by way of a beginning. People were laugh- ing at him and saying it could not be done, but they had been laughing at him for so many years that it remained to be seen who laughs last. As for' the Army methods of dealing with the unem- ployed, lie said lie should be glad to face, his Maker on that question. Whatever the world might say, he was sure his Heavenly Father would approve of the efforts made to help the struggling out- of-work." Having dwelt upon the work of the Army in Australia, the United States, Japan, and Europe, he called as wit- nesses to its success the verdict of pub- lic opinion and the work of the Salvation Army itself. Then he spoke of their work among fallen women, demanding, with all his fervour, to know, .Vhy not, why not, why not, Mr. Chairman, forgive the women who repent as you for- give the men, provide them with happy, comfortable homes, and restore to them their self-respect." That was the work which the Salvation Army had been suc- cessfully engaged in for years. VICTIMS OF THE CRUEL LUST OF MEN. Is there any hope for these down- trodden, despised outcasts of society, the victims of the cruel lust of men you re- spect and honour?" lie thundered in an accusing voice. Then he halted, and, lifting up his hands reverently in the deep silence which followed, he replied dramatically, Thank God, there is the Salvation Army." Thunderous applause followed as he described how 50,000 girls had been saved and now occupied honour- able positions as happy wives and the honoured mothers of bonny bairns. ANTI-SUICIDE BUREAU. Then he spoke of the Anti-Suicide Bureau—a wonderful institution, which in three years had been the means of saving 4,000 people from self-destruc- tion. These came to the bureau with poison in their, pockets, razors at hand, with revolvers ready to blow out their brains, or with their eyes fixed on the spot in the river where v they intended to end their earthly career. But they were led to give up the idea of self-murder and to change the course of life which had led them to the desperate condition.
Porth. The secretary of the Porth Cottage Hospital acknowledges, with sincere thanks, the postal order, value 10s. 6d., from the anonymous donor of Tonypandy.
Funeral of Mrs. M. Rees, Tonypandy. In the death of Mrs. Margaret Rees, Dunraven. Street, Tonypandy, widow of the late Mr. Job Rees, and the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Noah Lewis, Coedymeibion, Tonypandy, Mid-Rhondda has lost one of its oldest inhabitants. Deceased, who was 70 years of age, had been ailing for the past few months, and died on Saturday, the 7th inst. She was very well known in the district, having resided at Tonypandy all her life, with the exception of a few years, which were spent at the Lamb Hotel, Ystrad. She had been a faithful member of Bethle- hem (W.B.) ever since the commence- ment of the cause at Trealaw. The funeral, which was a very large one, took place on Thursday at Nebo Churchyard, Ystrad. The Rev. James Nicholas officiated. The chief mourners included Mr. Rees Rees, Mr. Lewis Rees, and Mr. William Rees (sons), Mr. Evan Lewis, Ooedymeibion, and Mr. Lewis Lewis, Graig, yr Eos ("Brothers), Mr. J. Owens and Mr. Dd. Jones (sons-in-law), Mr. W. Davies (brother-in-law), Messrs. Edgar Herbert, David, and Noah Davies (nephews),, Mr. John Roberts, Mr. Rees Phillips, Mr. Evan Ablett, Mr. W. Mor- gan, Mr. J. Morgan, Tylorstown, and Mr. William Morgan, Tynewydd. Treher- bert, Miss Rebecca Rees, Mrs. David Jones and Mrs. J. Owens (daughters), Mrs. Lewis Ree, Mrs. Rees Rees (daughters-in-law), Misses Maggie and Ethel Rees (grand-children), Mrs. Wm. Davies (sister), Mrs. Lewis Lewis (sister- in-law), Mrs. Evan Ablett and Miss Rebecca Davies (nieces), Mrs1. Edgar Davies (cousin), Mrs. Evan Lewis (sister- in-law), Miss Gwladys Lewis and Miss Hilda Lewis (nieces), Mrs. Moses Rees, Glamorgan House, and Mrs. David Evans, Mrs. D. S. Thomas, Mrs. Wm. Jones, Miss C. Naunton, Mrs. Robert Collier, and Mrs. Jones, Carpenter's Hotel, Ynyshir, Mrs.R. Morgan, Mrs. W. Morgan, Mrs. David 'Evans, Mrs. Mor- gans, Primrose Street, Miss Olwen Mor- gan, Mr. and Mrs. John Norman, Chest- nut House, Mr. William Norman, Dinas. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Morris, Swan Hotel, Penygraig, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Richards, and Mr. Protheroe, Bridgend Hotel, and many other well-known resi- dents of the district. The undertaking arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Griffiths and Sons, Tonypandy.
A VISIT FROM LINCOLN. Colonel Harry L. Benbow, of South Carolina, being onco in & reminiscent mood. was asked by a friend to tell him his most striking experience during the Civil War. He began by saying that on April 1st, 1865, he commanded three regi- ments at Five Forks, near Petersburg, Vir- ginia. Being shot through both hips, he was captured and carried to City Point, Virginia, Hospital, where he was placed in a ward occu- pied entirely by wounded Federal officers. Ho was well cared for, having every simple luxury which the exigency of the times would permit. After being there a few days, it was reported abroad through the ward that the President of the United States would on the next day pay his wounded officers at City Point a visit. On the morning of April 8th, 1865, a day which I shall never forget, my attention was attracted by a considerable bustle at the entrance of the ward furthest from my cot; and in a few moments the door was thrown open, and I beheld a splendid display of military officers, clad in the pomp and glitter of war. plenty of dancing plumes and gold braid, and boots up to mid-thigh. It was the President's military family acting as his escort. Last of these came a tall, gaunt, ungainly figure, clad in sober black the President him- self, whom I immediately recognised. He would have attracted attention, I think, among any as- sembly of men that could have been brought to- gether in the world, so striking was THE NOBILITY AND THE BENEVOLENCE of his countenance. He walked down the long isle between the rows of cots on each hand, bowing and smiling, and saying Good morning to the different occupants as he passed. Arriving at length oppo- site where I lav, he halted beside my bed and held out his hand. I was lying on my back, my knees drawn up, my hands folded across my breast. Looking him in the face, as he stood with extended hand: "Mr. President." I said, "do you know to whom you offer your hand? I do not," he replied. Well." said 1. you offer it to a Confederate Colonel, who has fought you as hard as he could for four "Well," said he, "I hope a Confederate Colonel will not refuse me his hand." No, sir," I replied, I will not," and I clasped his hand in both mine." I tell you. sir. he had the most magnificent
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