Impartial Reporter: Quote of Wilson McClung (early worker)]
'And who are ‘we?’ ‘We have no name,’ he replied, ‘but the ribald multitude give us many.
Some call us Cooneyites, some call us Tramps, Faith Missionaries, No Secters, Women-Thieves, and so on.
Well, we are Cooneyites. We are also McClungites, for Cooney is no greater than I.
We have no established leader in this world.
‘Our mission was started by William Irwin, a Scotchman, seven or eight years ago. Others followed him.
I myself was a Civil Servant in Dublin.
I resigned my post, sold all that I had and gave to the poor, and went out to preach.
'Our mission was started by William Irwin, a Scotsman, seven or eight years ago. Others followed him.......'