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EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 1914
MR. LAKE INTEKVIEWED.
Rev. John Lake Gives Out In
teresting Information Con.
cernin > Conditions in
While admitting that at presen
things look rather pessimistic in
China and that there has been an
adverse reaction following the two
year* of rapid advancement, made h\
the young republic, the Kev. John
Lake, missionary at Canton, who i
at ?he sanitarium, believes that then
will be a change for thc better in
the near i ature, and that oi.ce start
ed the republic will thrive and ad
Mr. Lake Mates that the Chinee?
are quick to learn and that already
great things have been accomplish
ed with them by outside workers
Uany of the barbarous customs such
as binding the feet of the women,
wearing of pig tails, and so on, have
bi-eu almost entirely abolished in
this part of China.
For the past ten years Mr. Lake
and his wife have been in the Vap
tist mission in Canton. While a
great deal of work bas been done in
the city itself, tb y have had charge
of onapels and schools spread over
several hundred miles of territory
in the Sz Yap region, near Canton,
and both he and bis wile were of
ten called upon to make trips sever
al hundred miles up the shallow
rivers in light drift barges.
Owing to the fact that most of
tb.se rivers are only a f?*w inchei
deep the boats are r.ecessarily small
and lor weeks at a time Mr. Lak<
ami his wife have lived in a small
''junk," occupying one side of th
small shelter, while the Chinese
family that owned the boat occu
pied the other half. The cabins on
these river boats are so low that a
per* -raB>3?ot ataa? Jip iq^ben^,? - ?
During a very trying voyage in
October in one of theie crude crafts.
jMrs. Lake's health gave out and re
alizing that she was in a critical con
dition Mr. Lake rushed with her to
a small island in-the ocean, not faT
from land where a chapel WAS IO
cated, hoping that the fresh ai'
would be good for her. Ile was ad
vised however to come to Amerton
where she could receive pioj>er care.
Having heard of ihe sanitarium,
he decided to come to Battle Creek
Tie passed Shanghai* on Novembei
*< en route to America, and a shoit
time afterwards was on the bosom
01 i be stormy Pacific, on board th?
Empress of Russia. He reached
Battle Creek on November 29. Be
foie January 7 he was again ir
China in thc longitude of Shanghai,
having circumnavigated the globe
in less than two months, ov?r tw.
weeks of which time was spent oi
a speaking tour in the souther
sutes o! America. lu reality then,
be had been round the world in les>
than 45 traveling ("ays. After th
annual meeting in h.- territory he
?was granted a fu>lough and la'e in
January he again s iled tor Am*n
c . nu." time on the Mongolia. Tn
captain and crew sta-ed th it t' is
was on* of the stormiest passai e.-?
that the ship hal ever had. ll
reached Battle Creek on February
??6, and is now at the sanitarium fo>
a tew weeks rest following a strenu
ons life of lu years. He will speti"
a good share of his fulough in mak
ing aproches in America. He wil.
talk not alone in English, beoaus?
be expects to make several ipeeche
in the Chinese sectious of a numbei
of I irge cities.
Mr. and Mrs. LiJce have written
and pub.lahed a number of boob
f ?r Chinese children and grown ups
>lr. Lake has also edited severa
Chinase religious magazines. All of
theta book? and magiziuts are ?tart
ed at the upper right corner of wh ii
would be the last page in Ei.glish |
and read backward, as looked a<
from an American standpoint. Mr.
Lake is also a very pleasing writer
O* ooefirv an?! h" has published one
Tolume of h's verses. Mjst of ihest
Were vt ri it* n impromptu lu his wile
in letters which he nert her from
time to time. In his last journey he
pent a poem from almost every stop.
One describing a trip across the con
tinent on the tians-Siberian railroad
?B especially* good. Mrs. Lake bax
saved these peons and copied them
in a note book and they will proba
bly bo published in the future. Th*
money which Mr. Lake receive* lor
this work he uses in missionary
Late"t worri 'rom the sanitarium
indicates that Mrs. Lake is reeover
ing and that nhe ii feelinr a great
deal helter than Khe did when the
.irrit'o^ SnP (,l>end m>"t of her
year's fa/lough in resting and yettmvr
mu > ha pe to n lame her activities
Interview in Battle Creek paper.
One Deadly Spark.
There are i few, we an? glad to
?.av. who are Ptill ashamed to call
for "Dope" when they take c<dd
drink??: But some have become (and
are daily becoming) such fiends that
they have neither the nerve nor
time to say "coca-cola." This seems
to be a small matter, but it is kind
ling a great fire both among me.<
and women. One young man could
not hold a responsible positron be
cause he was a coca-cola fiend. A
yoong lady wound up in an house
of ill-fame because she testified that
her nerves were so far gone that she
had no resisting: power. These are
only two of thousands of the vic
tims. I am in doubt now as to
winch I would risk my child's
drinking-dope or whiske.\? and
yet I have seen something that
looked like a mother, but was a
silly fool, give her baby in arms
this stuff to drink. Dope is dointr
tts deadly wort? all the while. Our
coming generation will reap our
sowing. And they will eilhe. have
whiskey straight or opiates to steady
the nerve. Some say it ha-* no effect
un thom. Who would believe sue1*
a lie? For why is it drunk then, if
it bas no effect? 1 admit ?.hal s..in.
b( lieve this, and do not intend t"
'ie, but when a drink of the stuff it
d.i.k keeps one man awake all
tiignt, it will be hard to make Hie
world believe that vhere is nothing
to it. We drink it now; our children
will drink whickey or eat opium as
WVarc-trytn?r to'- p*rsuitd??Hrtiw *?
sive up this little god whom you
worship daily with nickels poured
into a bottomless lank: this you
will have to do in the future, or
will get to something stronger
If we knew how many thousand
ire ?riving up the habit all over th
country, some of us would go and
do likewise. Occasionally, if a friend
oiviies nie or 1 feel dull and have a
.ii'adaehe, observai will lake a ro??1
beer with a little ot et-eola in it
because the latter is effet ti ve. Hui
tile fiend cannot enjoy this relief,
no more thin a man can real Iv en
joy a smoke who smokes all the
.irne. He thinks he enjoys it It is
the habit he enjoys and not the
thing that makes the habit. I knew
a man who had the habit of, and
lound pleasure in beating his head
with his hand. Alas, we become
se Reless after a while and just lik"
a piece of machinery. If a person
?vi-dies to enjoy a thins, i<e must
uni wear out the tiling with which
ne enjoys it. When a fellow smokes
and dopes together, he is setting
fire to one end and drowning the
other. It is a great pity that the
legislature does not pa*s a law com
pelling our young ladies and young
men to spend one day every three
ears in the lunatic asylums and
the state penitentiary, during which
?..hool days they would have Ocular
demonstrations of the cause* that
II d up to so much misen. They are
ignorant! Alas, no one seems to
care enough for them to even writ
i friendly letter ?ike this for them.
And I doubt that all of them win
ippreeiate this letter; but some
surely will, and in after years th n's
tho dead man for his good advio<*
You might put this in your ?crap
oook for others to read, and in the
text generation our children will
say, 'why, that man was a prophet;
for onr fathers have used dope and
we are opium fiends." I love the
youth cf the land; I ara too pa
triotiu to be silent when a word
should be spok?u in da-* time tu
eave the youth from wreck and
ruin. This generation is doing fair
ly well, because we are still draw
ing on the reserve forces of our px
reuts who could not' live as we do
even if they had wanted to. But
this force is daily being exhausted
t E. C. Kailey"
Chamberlain's Tablets for Con
For constipation, Chamberlain's
tablets are excellent. Easy tu take. J
mild and gentle in effect: Give them ?
a trial. For ?ale by all dealers.
Bonds Voted For School Build
in*. Week of Prayer Ob
served. Mrs. Boatwright
On but Tuesday an election wa?
held a? to whether or not the urm
should be bonded for the erection
of the ?25.000 school building. Tte
election was in favor of educational
advancement, being 100 against 39
This is the second election, last
year being 78 for 79 against.
The News Monitor was purchased
last week by a stock company, with.;
Dr. j\V. S. Stokes as editor ami
lu?ius Hailey assistant editor. H
C. Bailey, former editor, is still a*
sooiated with the paper, but at a
later date contemplates entering up
on another line of business.
Mrs A. C. Mobley went to Dei-,
mark on Friday -taking with her
Carrol and Mims M obley, that th?*y
might visit their grandmother, Mr*;
Cat roll, who is ill.
The. Baptist misiion society ob ?
served last week as one of special \\
prayer for homo mistions, and each ;
afternoon a very helpful and inter .
eating program was carried out th?- i
following members conducting the ?
different meetings: Mesdames M. 1
P. Turner, J. A Lott, S. G. Mob
ley, G. G. Waters and Ona ? ?if.. I
The off-ring amounted to about I
$75. On l ist Sunday afternoon, the
Mtnbeam band had a special service
?IT ranged by their leader, Mrs. W. .
J. Hatcher and each member ren- ?
dered their pirt w- ll and all prese.nl' i
enjoyed the ex-ooises. Their off-r^ i
ing was 415. Tho senior.and junior fj
V VV. A's. ea'di had sp-eial meei- ,
ings but ibo offerings have not b* n \
Rev. S. Perrin Cogburn, pastor "A
at Hampton, tilled i.ie pulpit of the i
i-iapiist church on Si-id iv..rnon>in
using as hts theme. 'Tn harmony:
with God.'' His gdi-oonrse was a |
splendid one, and all listened to him |
with keen intel eat. Mr. Cogburn
prefaced his sermon with an illusira- .
timi of his boyhood days spent her*, *
and of his pleasure in being before
tits friends. He ir in close touch
with a former pasior, Rev. W. T.
Hundley, and he stated lhat they
often had sweet talks concerning by 1
gone days, and of their abiding in- !
terest ia the continued welfare of
ihe church. '
Mr*. Burrell T. Boatwright en
tertained the Pi Tau club and K
few other friends on Friday af'er '
noon in a thoroughly charming
manner at her attractive colonial !
home, "The Cedars,'' an invitation
to this home being always aguaran
tee of happy hours. An air of mvs- (
tery was cause.l by the decorations 1
of the parlors, which were of vari- '
otis love emblems, hearts, cupids I
md arrows. For the progressive
game to be played, the score card? 1
.vere red hearts and tully was kept ?
with red cupids. Mesdames Leon 1
Stansell and .lames Cullum made
the highest score, the former win- <
ning the prize by cuttin * a framed
picture of cupid. Miss Frances
Strother was presented with an hon
. >r prize, sealed with hearts, and as
the hoxtess presented it to her, she ,
mnounced Miss Strother's engage- ?
ment to Mr. Carl Richards, of Nor
folk, Va., the marriage to take place ,
during the summer monlhs. This
came as a partial surprise and after ,
the excitement, many good wishes
were given. Miss Strother is greatly
beloved not only by the club mem
bers, but by a wide circle of friends,
and the fact that her marriage wil.
remove ber from their midst, in
thought of with regret. During the
lauer part of the afte, noon the hos
tess assisted by Miss Nina Onzts,
served sandwiches heart shap d,
olives and Russian tea, followed by
blancmange, wuh Lady Baltimore
cake Music by Miss Niua Ouzts
A. B. Lott had the misfortune to
break his righi arra, while cranking
a car last Friday. T giving the
crank shaft a turn, :" slipped from
his gra-jp and struck, breaking both
bones between elbow and wrist.
The many friends of Frank War
ren now of Pennsylvania, were de
lighted to greet him while here for
a short visit last week in the home
of hts father, Col. F. M. Warren.
Mii?s Winton Lott was operated
on for appendicitis last week at the
city hospital, Augusta. Her mother,
Airs. T. D. Lull has been with her
and her condition is mu ;h irapr ??
M rs. Edwin Mobl? y will attorn1
(?the I). A. R. congre."* at Washing
ton, O. C., during the latter par
I Mesdames B. B. Jones and W
Ramsey of Edgefield were guests
bf Mrs G G. Waterson Thursda\
John H. McKnight of Shelby,
C.. has been fur a visit here.
Mrs. Fiank Crouch of Saluda has
sen visiting in the home of her
tiber, Mr. S. J. Watson.
Visitors io Augusta during th?'
last week were - Mrs. Frances H.
illiams, Minsen' Nina Ouzts, Or
ien* Cartledge ar.d Elise Crouch.
Mrs. Alfred Wolfe, of Augusta,
spent a few days of the past week
here with Miss Mallie Waters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. VV. iVarsh and
Miss Maud Nickerson made an au
tomobile trip to Columbia duri?g
jpMrt*. C. A. Brimson of Augusta,
^fid Mrs. D. N. Dorn of Parksville,
^ ve been visiting iu the home of
J. A. Do bey.
Mrs. John VV. Browne and chil
li have gone to Washington, D.
to visit relatives.
The serious condition of Mrs
hn E. Swearingen is a matter of
p regret to her friends. Alter the
^-ratipri of last week in the Augus
? hospital, it. was found that she
*iw suffering from a. cancer, and
aer physician gave the family v?r\
little hope of her recovery. -
Cadets W. Wallace Turner and
Prank Kenny of Clemson c?<lleg>
Brent the week end ar. their horne?
iiere, returning Tuesday morning,
following examinations Dr Rigg*,
Mesident, gave the body of student?
L:I?3 short holiday in consid?rait i<
>f the Wt-ek of examinations just
Jo rn pie ted. Johnston has four rep
tentatives, the other two cadet*
?liing Hillie Pearce Stevens and
yy Horne. The very creditable ex
:i;it.i.jn.-< 'bar Uiev ha.ve^ua'Je,
md similar good reports of thes.
four are gratifying to friends and
Mews From The Deestrick
Professor Obediah Threewitts
lias opened a select school in Edge
field, which wiM bo taught bv th?
rood old time "rule of the hickory
dick" and the bluf? back speller, th<
Junee stool and Friday speakin'.
Professor Threewitts has only
agreed to lake a certain number in
Lo his skule, and as the young pe?>
pie of Ridgefield are anxious to gel
m education the school is already
full. No one else need apply.
A grand exhibition and sneakin'
3 i.v will take place in the Edgefield
inpra house, Friday April 17. Th?
?!d fashioned curtsey, and tpachin'
in manners, as well as behavior will
be one of lhe specialties of Pr? fen
<or Threewitts. This great teacher
h is no favorites, but uses the hickon
impartially on girls as well as boys
If you want to know who is in
mr school, go to the exhibition in
Lhe opera house April 20.
The skule is well under wav
Through the generosity of our clerk
of court, Mr. W. B. Cogbnrn, the
Ljoiirt house is being used for some
sessions of the skule. I suppose it
would not be out o' place to sa\
that our clerk of court is a student
iu the Deestrick Skule as well as
nur supervisor Mr. A. A. Edmunds,
i d most of our prominent men ami
women, realizing the advantages of
a thorough knowledge of readin'
'ritin' and 'ritbmetie, are taking
advantage of this skule. All che pro
fessions are represented except the
Vt. D's. They had to he left free to
lend on the people who split their
sides and go into convulsions of
laughter on Friday night at the ex
hibition. They have already engag
ed seats, because it will be a money
making thing for them. We hear
the Trenton and Johnston doctors
are coming too.
The request came in to Professor
Threewitts to add on a kindergarten
school, but he don't believe in none
?>f these new fangled notions No
child under six is allowed to his
If this don't find its way to the
wastebasket, I will write some more
news from our skule next weekj But
you'll put this in Mr. Edito", be
cause yon believe in helping the
r-ohools. I am
(What tells tales out ol' sku ie.)
MR. WAT?S INJUK?J.
Automobile Struck by Freight
Train. Right Foot Amputat
ed. Sustained Other
Mr. C. M. WatPS, age. 24 years
ind travpiirg saltsman for L'yoii
Merritt <& Co., wholesale grocers o!
Augusta, is now lying at the city
hospital with his right foot amim
lated a few in-dies' above the ankle,
ind Mr. 'Kell Fowler, a salesman
for a New Orleans concern, is slight
ly injured, which was somewhat of
a miracle, ai the result of a Ford
automobile, being driven by Mr.
Wates, colliding with a Southern
Railroad freight train in Bath, S.
C., at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning
The two men were picked up by
the train crew and rushed to thi
city hospital here in the caboo.-e of
the train, arriving at 9:20 o'clock
Mr. Wate3 was immediately put up
on the operating table and when last
heard from was resting well. Mr
Fowler, after his injuries wer? ex
Elm ?ned by a surgeon, waa able t?
leave fur his hotel. Be-ides having
his right fool severed, Mr. Wates
?rn fie red several severe bruises about
the body and head.
The two gentlemen left Augusta
il 8 o'clock Monday morning ami
w?re leaded for Aiken, >. C., when
they were going to start solicilin?.
fur their respective firms. Just priui
io their arrival at Bath, S. C., th?
road leo across the Southern Rail
way right of way, and not hearim
i be approachi ng train, the automu
nile proceeded to cross the track
On reaching the middle of ihe rail
way track a freight train was righi
'ipon them, and the automobile wa.
: The i wo gentlemen said that the.\
fell a heavy jar and fully realized
what had happened. They were toss
ed fcev?rai*Tt??^oa^t^Tne car-io on?
side of the right of way. On hilling
the ground Mr. Wales discovered
i hat his right foot was badly crush
ed, he having felt ihe pain when itu
ice-id en t occurred.
The freight train proceeded for
seveial yards before the engined
.vas aide to bring his engine to a
stop. He immediately reversed and
went lull speed back to the seen
md th?- two men were picked up b\
ihe train crew and placed in ihe ca
boose. The engineer was ordered to
go full speed io Augusta, and whit?
eu route the crew tied a strong eon
lightly around ihe bleeding arter;
of Mr. Wales' leg.
On the train's anival in Augusta
the men nere hurriedly carried t
he city hospital, where they wen
met by Dr. Henry Michel, surgeoi
for the Sont hern R iii way, and, will
ihe aid of Dr. Henry Goodrich, vb
was called in tor consultation, Mi
?vaies was carried to the operatitn
roon at 10:30 o'clock and placed
upon the taole.
At a Iff'.e hour last night Mr
Wales was gening along as well a
i'oiild be expected.-Augusta Chron
Flint Hill Duel Sports.
Editor Advertiser:-1 am going to
relate an incident that look place
vvhile tho seventh South Carolina
regiment was in camp at Flint Sill,
Virginia, of whijh I wi? a witness
of the facts leading to the challenge
and also a witness at the dnel.
And I shall never forget just how
I felt that morning, for everything
that took place there was burnt into
my memory then and it is as fresh
today. It was this way. Ernest
Seibles was our m ijor. I was a pri
vate soldier on duty, my beat being
in front of his tent. Bick and forth
I would tramp; and in this tent
major Sei bles and Capt. Bland, both
of the sevenlh regiment and (tiosom
friends) were engaged in a friend I;,
game of chess. A difference arose,
men a dispute, hot words, and at
iast insult given that could not be
recalled nor allowed to pass un
noticed. Challenge is offered by
Capt. Bland and accepted by major
Scible--, seconds appointed, pi.-tols
chosen; distance, twenty paces; time
sunrise next morning, on a hillside
across the branch near the outskirts
of the camp. This duel I was de
le rm i ned to see if possible. My cap
tain, J. II. Bro-'ks was Capt.
?Hand's second, and Col. A. B
Cash of the eight South Carolina
regiment was major Seibles, second.
About gray dawn J. W. Kidson and
my self slipped off over the branch
and crawled through the brnsh and
over logs and lay down behind a
big- poplar tree. In a short while we
saw a lone ambnlance coming from
the other side of the hill, followod
by two surgeons, then the principals
with, 1 heir seconds at a respectful
.listanee. On reaching the spot chos
en lots were cast for choice of sta
tions. This fell to Capt. Bland. The
distance was measured with me
chanical exactness, dueling pistols
produced, sach second loading that
of his principal. The regular duel
ing pistol is a costly affair ano nf
the very finest material. Long slim
nile barrel with hammer under
neath, the stock finely chiseled and
elaborately ornamented with silver
or gold, the whole about ten inches
m length and carrying a bullet of
l-l calibre. The seconds took their
places at an eqnal distance from
each other and midway between the
principals. Capt. Bland takes bis
position at the west end of the field,
iud major Seibles the east. Butti
stood confronting each other, calm,
i<nI defiant, an insult to be wiped
?mt, and honor to be sustained.
They turned facing the rear, hands
down, with pistols in the right. The
seconds called out in calm deliber
ne tones, ''Gentlemen, are you
ready?" Then, "Ready, aim, fire.'?
"One, two, th ree,'stop." The shoot
ing must take place between the
vords "tire and stop," or during
the count of one, two, three. There
vas ? matter at issue dearer than
country, wifeor child. It was honor
md a true Soutn Carolinian of the
?ld stock, would give or take life
0 uphold his name or the honor of
his family. As tho word fire was
given two pistol shots rang out on
ihe stillness of the morning air.
dpi. Bland stands still erect, com*
Handing as an Indian, brave,
1 might and slender as the moun
tain pine. Major Seibles remains
steady for a m omen?, then sways a
iutle to the left, staggers and. lalla
into the "arms or ins second and ^
surgeon. A hasty examination ts
ma?le. Blood.1 calls out th?9eeond of
major Seibles. A nod of satisfaction
is given and acknowledged by both
seconds. Capt. Bland retires on the
arm of his second Capt. J. H.
?rooks, with the major now bleed
ing profusely from a wound in the
chest. The matter was kept quio?
and no actiou taken. Major Seibles
died the following year, while the
gallant Bland was killed at Chicka
.lauga while (eadtug as colonel the
eveulh regiment tu battle.
Some .vears before this I had rsad
m account of the duel between
(cooks and Wigfall, believing then
that the code of honor was the best
> av t?? settle a difficulty. And now
through my veins blood was run
ling like quicksilver, singing to me
he sweet song of life. And this
Ittel 1 must see though we were a
it tie cioser than I cared to he, but
the log and vines kept us from view.
Vud after seeiug what J did, 1 cou
ti lided that it was foolishness for
two men to face each other in dead
v ito m har. calm, and deliberale,
waiting for the other fellow to say
Abeu ano how tu st I ike, and alter
plenty of time to meditate and
mink how foolish and awful the
.a ime. It simply takes a man with
? steel nerve, and an iron will ?o
fight that way. I decided then and
on cf the opinion tuat dueling tJ
minier in the first degree. I cm uu
ierstand how min can fight ou the
inpulse of the moment while the
.rainstorm ison. But from that
lay to this, I have looked upon the
.ode of honor so called, as fuolish
J. Russell Wright.
President of Board of Trade.
Our young friend Cleveland Cal
lison fills a prominent place io the
?'.ommunity life of Lexington, hav
ing steadily grown in the confidence
>f the people there from the day be
first cast his lot among them. The
Lexington correspondent to Th?
S ate bad the following to say of
Mr. Callison's election as president
of the Lexington Board of Trade:
"T. C. Callicon, president of the
Lexington Board of Trade, is a
prominent young member of the
Lexington bar, being the junior
member of the law firm of Thu fr
mond, Tim merman ?fcCallison. He
is a young man of sterling worth,
.villi ability and character, and with
euthus.asm, all of which is neces
sary to pr., mole the best interests
of ihe uew organization."