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Wheeling Register, March 21, 1884. "Hen fruit" = eggs, get it? Mob violence against the Salvation Army and jocular reportage about same remained pretty constant from the 1870s through the turn of the century. But the Army shrewdly managed to redeem their brand through high-profile disaster-relief programs in the wake of the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 and the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. After that, it started not to be cool to hate on them. Take note, Scientology!

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