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Letter Read at Antioch Missi
Meeting and Published bj
Canton, China, Apr. 20, 1921
Our dear "Home-folks:"
We haven't anything particular
"write about; but it just so happ<
that on this rainy day in the rai
season ,there is a sort of lull and
are neither traveling nor receivi
Chinese visitors-at least it has be
half an hour* or so since the 1?
'callers left-two Chinese gentlem
from one of our distant church
Our home is a little on the ord
of an editor's sanctum, plus a pj
tor's study, plus a good many oth
things in the homeland. Missionari
come, business people come, a:
Chinese of every class and conditio
come-and they are all always wi
come. The nearly ninety Chinese nu
and women who give their entire tir
in the field committed to us two,
the work of our churches and schoc
come the oftenest, for there are mai
things for us to plan together, in
complicated work like ours, in a lar
' Of course, our thoughts are coi
stantly turning to the old homelan
and the old home, and to^you an
the friends and loved ones all. Ho
we wish you could drop in on th
rainy afternoon, and be with us ;
the prayer meeting that will assembl
in this room at eight o'clock this ver
evening! This is the regular Wednes
day evening prayer meeting for th
members of the Mission, here on ou
compound. We use the word com
pound pretty much as we say cam
pus back at home, for right here i:
the space of a few acres our Baptis
schools have unwards of fifteen hun
dred students. The church on tb
compound will seat about a thousand
when packed to the utmost-am
some thought it was too large whei
we built it with the money that th(
dear Sunbeams of the South gave on<
year. Now this "Sunbeam Church'
cannot possibly hold all the member!
of the Sunday school, and hundreds
are turned away every Sunday from
the preaching services. The one of us
who preaches celebrated the Lord's
Supper there this month; and if you
could have seen how much bread had
to be broken for that vast multitude
of members, including teachers and
students ,you would have felt that
Christianity is taking deep root in
"The papers at home have already
mentioned the fact that the first may
or of this great city of two million
poOple^^with his wife, in full fellow-;
ship with one of our Baptist church
es. They live almost next door to us.
The mayor's mother, who is the wife
of the president, is also an earnest,
humble Christian, and is one of the
most faithful members of our Bap
tist church at Macao. The city treas
urer is a Baptist, and so is Rev.
Frank W. Lee, who spoke at the State
Convention in Bennettsville several
. years ago, and who occupies the im
portant office of Commissioner for
Foreign Affairs. Several Christian de
nominations are represented in the
high official life of this city and state,
one of the most zealous being the
Minster of Justice (Chief Justice),
who is a member of an independent
Chinese church. He often preaches
before parliament (congress), and
has written a book on Christianity
When we tell you that we know all
of these personally, you will not think
we are dwelling too much on the fact
that Christianity is reaching the up
per class Chinese at last, for in the
next breath we shall tell you that the
gospel of Christ has reached to tht
iowest dregs, and that even the out
cast lepers are now coming into the
Kingdom. A -few- days ago, while
President Sun's wife and the wife of
the mayor were calling in this room
in our home, a cast-off concubine with
her babe in her arms also called.
They were all treated exactly alike,
of course. You can see an account of
that mother and child in the little
pamphlet called "Ah Lai" which we
are sending you, along with some
more printed matter. And that same
day, or within a few days of that
time, a bright young Chinese woman,
one of our members, called. After
graduating and while she was teach
ing in one of our schools, the physi
cians pronounced her a leper. We se
cured the best medical aid for her,
and now the dread disease is under
control and there is no danger from
contagion. It was worth being in
China to be able to befriend that girl.
From the enclosed article in-, a
London publication' you may get a
glimpse of what we have just spoken
of as the dregs of Chinese life. The
village in the illustration has been
visited by us many times during the
past ten years and more; and now
that village has been razed to the
ground and all its inmates, lepers,
moved to a larger and better village,
where we are helping, not twenty odd
but fifty-odd of these unfortunate
lepers; and these and many more are
soon to be moved to the island near
the coast in our field, which has been
secured for their permanent home,
and of which we have written you.
Saturday we are going to have a
big tea party in the room where we
are now writing. Our quarterly
preachers' conference has just closed,
and now our annual Bible wo
man's conference is in session here.
So about twenty of these dear old sis
ters, some of whom cannot even write
their names in their own language,
are coming in for Chinese tea and
cakes before they leave for their sta
tions, some of them far away in the
country. Wish you were here to help
us "do the honors."
Will you please give our love to all
your dear ones and ours and to all
our friends in Edgefield and Edgefield
John Lake and Carrie Bostick Lake.
Pumpkins for Late Planting.
The humbie, old-fashioned pump
kin deserves more at our hands than
it receives on most farms. . It has
many uses as a food or feed and will
thrive with about as little attention
from the farmer as any crop equal
to it. Why not plant it liberally in
Deep, rich loam is preferable for
pumpkins, but they will often sur
prise you on ordinary corn land.
Many farmers plant pumpkins in corn
at the last cultivation, or the one be
fore the last. In this way, the young
plants do not interfere with cultiva
tion, but grow fast under the warm
sun and under the influence of gentle
Creek and river bottom lands are
better for pumpkins than prairie,
plains or ordinary sandy uplands, but
these plants may be grown on most
iny soil by adding a shovelful of well
rotted barn-yard manure, thoroughly
incorporated with the soil, to each
lill. This assumes, of course, that
moisture is sufficient for normal
growth. If barnyard manure is not
it hand, commercial fertilizer may be
ised, mixing it well under the hills. .
Pumpkins are excellent for stock
ied. Cows, hogs and sheep relish
?hem. And what farmer does not like
;hem?-Farm & Ranch. ;
Mr. Press Blackwell Tried for :
Murder in McCormick.
McCormick, S. C., June 23.-The ?
?ase of J. Press Blackwell being tried '
n the court here was resumed this s
norning at eight-thirty, at which time
fudge DeVore had ordered court to
econvene in order, to \make more J
?rogress with the trial of this case.
Tine progress was made in the tak
ng of testimony and with but little
wrangling by the attorneys over the
idmissibility of evidence the atto
?eys announcing at five o'clock this '
ifternoon that all testimony had been 1
ubmitted, but the defense asked that
he jury be sent to Parksville to view
he building in which the killing took
?lace and Sheriff Leroy was instruc
ed by the judge to take the jury
here and show them the building this J
The defendant, J. Press Blackwell j
ook the stand today in his own be
lalf and said that as a result of a
itatement made to him by a boy he
vent to the store being managed by .
Vmon S. Wilson and found him in a
?tupor, supposedly from drinking and .
isked him to close the store and go
lome and get dinner. That he had al
rays been on the very friendliest
;erms with Wilson and that after tell
hg Wilson to close up and go home
'or some food, the defendant went ,
jack to the store which he was in .
marge of and soon thereafter Wilson
:ame back to the store where the de- ,
"endant was and demanded that the
lefendant close up that store also.
The defendant said that Wilson ap
peared, to be drinking and very an
*ry and used very harsh language de
manding that everybody get out of
ihe store-that Wilson ordered him
jut of the store and that he went to
the front door and closed one side
and Wilson threw his right hand to
bis hip pocket and that the defendant
shot when he believed that he would
be killed if he did not shoot in de
fense of his own life. The defendant
testified that he used a 3-40 calibre
frontier pistol which he had just tak
en from the cash drawer where Wil
son had gone on his way out of the
store and that he did not leave an
other pistol in the drawer. The de
fendant further testified that he did
not know that Wilson was armed and
did not even know that Wilson own
ed a pistol.
Judge DeVore announced this af
ternoon he would allow such side
ninety minutes for arguments. This
gives the five " lawyers on each side
just eighteen minutes apiece to make
their arguments, but no announce
ment was made as to the order in
which arguments will be made. i
Mr. Blackwell was acquitted' of the
charge of murder by a McCormick
Fall and Winter Cabbage.
Clemson College, June 274-lin
growing fall and winter cabbage it is
advisable to sow the seed before the
end of June in a cold frame or bed
. so located that it can be easily wa
tered. It is very necessary to have
well developed plants by transplant
ing time which is the ?rs? of Sep
tember, says Prof. C. C. Newman,
chief of the horticular division. The
Charleston Wakefield, Succession and.
Late Flat Dutch are three of the best
varieties. The Charleston Wakefield
will mature about three weeks be
fore the Succession, and the Suc
cession about three weeks before the
Late Flat Dutch.
It will be necessary to keep the
cabbage plants sprinkled with arse
nate of lead during the summer- to
prevent injury from cabbage worms.
In transplanting the cabbage plants
set as deep in the soil as the length
of the stem will allow, leaving only
the bud and the top leaves exposed,
all lower leaves being removed. F?r|
ten days before transplanting, time
withhold the water from the plant
bed and allow plants to become
toughened, but before removing' the
plants water the bed freely, so that
the plants may be drawn with as,
much root surface as possible. The
Charleston Wakefield should be set
18 inches apart in the row and the
Succession and Flat Dutch 24 inches
Fall cabbage should be fertilized
in the drill with say 800 and 1,000
pounds of an 8-4-4 fertilizer. After]
the plants are well established and
are begining to grow nicely a top
dressing of nitrate of soda, 100
pounds per acre, is advised, the idea
being to force the plants to grow, as
rapidly as possible during September,
October and November.
News From Oak Grove, Saluda
Will you please admit a little girl
in your most valuable paper?
The farmers are wearing long
faces on account of the boll weevil.
There is a lot of sickness of ty
phoid fever in this section.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Stevens spent
Saturday, Sunday and Sunday night
with the latter's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John Quarles.
Mrs. Mollie Harris who has been
staying a month with her sister, Mrs.
B. R. Bledsoe, left Friday to spend j
i few weeks near Augusta, Ga.
Misses Lillie and Mary Powell of.
Gleenwood are visiting relatives ?B:
;his section for a few weeks. , jj*
' Mr. Gordon 'Bledsoe " of Akron? f
Dhio is on -a visit to see his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bledsoe.
Mr. Leon Rearden who has been
.eriously sick in the University Hos
pital for several weeks is able to be
it home again.
Misses Maggie and Edna Bledsoe
ipent one evening last week with
;heir grandmother, Mrs. William
Mr. Bealor Davis is back from a
/isit to see his uncle, Mr. Charlie
Mr. Henry Rearden has been vis
ting relatives in this section.
Mr. Bennie Lee Bledsoe was the
juest of Mr. Bealor Davis Sunday.
Mr. B. R. Bledsoe went to John
ston Monday on business.
Mr. D. A. Hazel has gone on a fish
ing trip near Augusta, Ga.
Mrs. Minnie Strother who has been
3n the sick list is able to be up again.
Mrs. Lula dearden was the guest
af Miss Fannie Quarles Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. Judson Johnson spent
Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs.
Misses Velma and Ruby Quarles
have whooping cough.
Mr. Henry Powell's family spent
last week with their sister, Mrs. Jud
Mrs. Frank Warren and daughter,
Miss Kitty were the guests of Mrs. J ]
W. S. Allen last Monday.
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Giving Medicine to Plant
During the past few years, ace
ng to the Scientific American Mo
y, it has been shown that plant
en derive a great deal of bei
rom suitable medicines. A si?
naiden-hair fern has been give
tew lease of life by the adminisi
ion of codliver oil. Now and aj
liants suffer from a kind of ane
rhich manifests itself in pale gr
bliage, and lack of color in the fi
irs. This trouble is largely remed
>y the use of iron. Water, wli
tas been made rusty with iron, is <
)loyed, or even iron filings wor]
nto the soil round the plant prodi
i speedy change in the health of
>lant. The foliage assumes a d<
rreen shade and the flowers deve!
i strong color. Where the amount
ron is large, surprising alteratk
viii sometimes be seen ir: the cob
>f the blossoms. Thus, now and ag?
link flowered hydrangeas will be
>lue blossoms under such treatmei
Alcohol has a stimulating effe
m many plants. White-flowered prii
lias and sweet williams were giv
imall doses of alcohol for a few da
md at the end of the period, tl
liants started producing blooms of
iright pink shade. In some way tl
ile ?hoi brought into activity the la
mt color in the petals of the flowe
The medical treatmentof the plai
loes not merely consist in giving do
ts at the roots. A weak solution c
lulfate of iron, applied to the foliag
md even the f Tiits of a tree, will ac
ilmost magi'* \ This chemical ha
he power of elating the actio
>f the leaver * ' t in drawing sa]
rom the ro the foliage am
he fruits sh? u dopment whicl
s greatly in advance of anything tha
s grown normally. Plants which ar<
tept for the sake of their foliage
uch as palms, benefit greatly if no;*
md then the leaves are wiped ovei
vith milk, or pure olive oil. The ap
?lication has a wonderful restorative
iffect and the leaves remain in a very
A few years ago it was discovered
hat plants were very much affected
>y anesthetics. A lilac bush-submitted
0 the fumes of chloroform for two
>r three hours behaved afterward in
1 very astonishing way. Although it
vas the middle of winter the bush
loon after it had been chloroformed
tarted to develop its leaves and flow- j
ers. In some.way the deep sleep which
the anesthetic induced appeared to
take the place of the winter rest pe
riod of the plant. Thus, when the
bush woke up, it started to grow with
all the vigor of the spring. The use of
anesthetics for the forcing of plants
into a premature maturity is likely to
prove of great value to the gardener,
FOR SALE: Good, heavy oats in
bundle. Seventy five cents per dozen
bundles or one dollar and quarter per
hundred pounds. $25 per ton.
P. B. DAY, Jr.,
Trenton, S. C.
Improved Train Service
Daily Beginning Sunday, June 26th
COLUMBIA and ASHEVILLE
Southern Railway System
Service in Connection With New Train
Read Down Read Up
6.45 p. m. Lv.AUGUSTA..Ar. 10.40 a. m.
7.23 p. m. Lv.GRANITEVILLE.l-.Ar. 9.52 a. m.
7.56 p. m. Lv..TRENTON. ...Ar.' 9.20 a. m.
8.24 p. m. Lv.WARD.Ar. 8.52 a. ni,
8.57 p. m. Lv..LEESVILLE.Ar. 8.14 a. m.
11.50 p. m. Lv.COLUMBIA_.Ar. 2.50 a. m.
545 a. m. Ar.TRYON.Lv. 10.30 p. m.
5.50 a. m. Ar...SALUDA.Lv. 10.00 p. m.'
9.30 p. m..
8.25 p. m.
6.25 a. m.
7.30 a. m.
Connects at Hendersonville for Lake Toxaway, Brevard, etc., and at
Asheville for Waynesville, Black Mountain, etc.
Through Pullman Sleeping Car Service Between Augusta and
Asheville on Above Schedule.
SEMI-WEAKLY-Leave Augusta Tuesdays and Fridays; leave Asheville
Wednesdays and Sundays.
First car from Augusta Tuesday, June 26, first car from Asheville Wed
nesday,, June 29.
SUMMER TOURIST TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Daily including September 30, 1921, final limit October 31, 1921.
Consult nearest ticket agent or communicate with
R. S. BROWN, J. A. TOWNSEND,
District Passenger Agent, Ticket Agents
, Augusta, Ga. Edgefield, S. C.