7 OCTOBER 1882, Page 3

The Salvation Army has met with the usual persecution in

India, Four of its members, including Mr. Tucker, once, we believe, an Indian Civilian, lauded in Bombay in yellow dresses, and marched about with music, till the police—native—fancied a riot was breeding, and arrested them. The magistrate fined them all, and on their declining to pay, sent them to prison, and told them that they must preach in proper places,—flicit is, anywhere where they did not want to preach. The effort to make converts in such a manner is a little childish, but it seems hard, in a country where Mussulmans, Hindoos, Catholics, and any other sects which please, are allowed to hold all the processions they like, a few Protestant enthusiasts should be forbidden to march about. We do not believe that they would have excited the slightest feeling, any more than so many street minstrels ; but if they did, the Indian Governments know per- fectly how to maintain order. One word to the police, one hint to temple and mosque that rioting would not do, and "General " Booth and the whole Salvation Army might parade Bombay from morning to night unnoticed.