GENERAL BALLINGTON BOOTH
COMMANDER VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
UNDER EXCLUSIVE MANAGEMENT
SLAYTON LYCEUM BUREAU
H. L. SLAYTON, President CHAS. L. WAGNER, Secretary
WENDELL SLAYTON, Treasurer
STEINWAY HALL :: CHICAGO
WE take great pleasure in announcing the first regular lecture tour of GENERAL BALLINGTON BOOTH, Commander of the Volunteers of America, a national movement devoted to philanthropic and Christian effort. He is the second son of General William Booth, of England, and of the late Catharine Booth, whose fame as an orator and theologian is world-wide. After a successful term of service in Australasia as administrative head of a large evangelistic body in some respects resembling the Volunteers of America, COMMANDER BOOTH came to the United States in 1888 to take command of the American branch of the work of which his father was head. Subsequently, as is well-known to the American public, his connection with his father's work ceased, and on the urgent requests of prominent citizens throughout the country, he inaugurated the new movement. At that time GENERAL BOOTH had no idea it would assume national proportions, but under theenergetic, prudent and capable leadership of himself and his devoted wife, known to all the world as the Little Mother of the Prisons, the work is now represented in more than one hundred cities by some five hundred commanding officers, who address congregations aggregating four millions of people a year.
On the platform, GENERAL BOOTH is eloquent and forceful, full of fire and magnetism, a graceful, earnest orator. The success with which he moves large audiences of widely different characters is the best possible evidence of this. He is very fond of music, plays several instruments, and has composed a number of hymns which are constantly being sung in all parts of the world.
GENERAL BOOTH is not lecturing for personal gain. The proceeds of his tour goes to swell the fund of the Volunteers of America.
The Church and the Churchless
Four Elements of Success
The Christ-Spirit Along the Centuries
The Patience of the City Crowd
The Church and the Twentieth-Century City
HOLLISTER BROTHERS HB PRINTERS ENGRAVERS CHICAGO
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