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RIDER HAGGARD ON "THE
' A remarkable account of tlio Salvation Army's Social work, written by Sir. Iticlcr Haggard, tlio well-known novelist and author, and entitled "Regeneration,"- lias just l>oon published by Messrs. Longmanns, Green and Co. It bIiows how the power of the (iospel is at work in a, remarkuble way in tlio myriad agencies and activities of tlio Salvation Army s Social Operations. Tlio veteran, General Booth, who is ns busily on guged as ovor in directing tlio world-wide work of the Army, appoals for the siim of £53,000 which is required for tlio mainten ance and oxtension of the Social and Rolief work during-tlio current year.
Ono hundred and eighty two branches of tlio Social Work are in operation in this country, and -'the figures given in Mr. Hag gard's book are remarkableC.8G9.897 cheap meals, and 2,445.300 lodgings were supplied at tho Army's Homos last year tn tlio poor in tho United Kingdom alone; 3,079 women
ontored the Women's Homos; work was . found for 20,210 men; 109,750 families were
visited by tho Slum Sistors, and 21,912 cases j
of sickness in tho slums wero tended by tho Army's trained nursos. Tho Army finds work for thousands of poor peoplo doily, and ncarlv 8,000 poor sleep undor its care nightly. The work is in many ways tho lar gest, and. thorefore, the neediest of its kind.