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Mrs. John Lake Sends Chai
ing Message and Inciden
from Canton, China.
Dear Edgefield Sisters:
We were in a hotel in Greenw<
S. C., having finished one speal
engagement and having a day off
fore the next one, when my g
Edgefield husband came in with
morning paper, remarking, "I
that the W. M. U. sisters are go
to have an all-day rally today at 3
doc, and by taking this mornii
.early train, we could bo with th
Would you like to go?
I readily agreed, and a few 1
mente later found Us on the c<
fortable train and not long aft
wards at the Modoc station-aim
at the church door.
The day was bitterly cold, witl
strong wind and patches of snow
jng here and there. Though the he
Ijp for the meeting had not yet arri\
when we reached the church, th?
-was quite a good sized little gro
already gathered-and oh, what
warm welcome they gave to the
two wayfarer missionaries who h
so taken them by surprise-we we
among friends-no doubt about thi
They told us that the two mi
speakers that day were to come frc
Edgefield, nearly twenty miles awa
and over impossible roads; and mo
than one said in a disappointed tor
4<No, they won't be able to get he
.-the weather is too bad." But th
did get there, coming in just as tl
meeting was about to begin and i
Would anybody in Edgefield cou
ty be surprised to know that the
. two faithful ones were Mrs. Mam
Tillman and Mrs. W. E. Lott? Nevi
shall I forget how the stinging wir
made the tears roll down their cheel
and how stiff their fingers were, i
they stood by the little wood stov
thawing out. In order to be there c
time, they had arisen before da;
light, cooked a hasty breakfast, gor
out themselves and hitched up tl
horse, and started their journey o
lonely roads in the darkness and bi
leight well did they rally, thougl
and I remember what a good meetin
- vre had that day, largely because c
the presence of these two, wh
"counted not the cost." 4
Now listen to the sequel-or, rat!
er, one of the" sequels, for no dour,
there have been many sequels to th
story of that day: I for one hav
never been able to get away froi
the influence of the glorious, sell
sacrificing spirit shown by those twe
^though nearly seven years have pass
ed since then.
We held here on our mission com
pound in Canton, China, the firs
week in July the annual meeting o
our South China Woman's Mission
ary Union, lasting four days, am
with delegates coming from all part
of these two Southern Province
(States), and traveling by ricksha
sedan-chair, passage boat, train, o
on foot-some of them coming a dis
tance of four hundred miles or so
From the very first session, the rail
poured in torrents the whole time
as it can pour only here in the trop
?es in "the rainy season"-but the
courage of those dear Chinese sister!
was dauntless. The ringing of the
big church bell would always fine
them in their places and ready foi
business; and much was accomplish
ed in the name of the Lord during
? On Saturday night a reception foi
the delegates and visitors was held
in the assembly room of the women's
school, and "stunts" were the ordei
of the evening. My part waa to "tell
a story"-in the Chinese language,
of course, and what do you suppose
1 told them? About Mamie Tillman
and Effie Lott and that cold day ai
Modoc! I made it just as vivid as I
could, stamping my feet, blowing on
my fingers, and wiping my eyes, while
the Chinese Christian women, more
that a hundred of them, sat there and
looked and listened with sympathy
and admiration for these two good
American sisters, written all. over
Then I said, "Why have I told you
this tonight? Because your faithful
ness and devotion to duty in the face
or hardship during the past few days
have reminded me so of these two
friends of mine across the seas, and
because I want you Chinese sisters
to know that, as you labor and per
haps suffer in the Master's service
here, there are over there in America
hearts beating in unison with yours,
and faithful souls enduring hardship,
even as you endure, 'seeing Him who
is invisible.' And they, even as you,
are pressing into the work of another
year "through peril, toil and pain,"
taking as their motto the sams verse
that you have adopted, 'I can do all
things through Christ which strength
eneth me.' "
This is sent with loving greetings,
not only to the two whose names are
herein mentioned, but to my dear
friends? the Associational Superin
tendent, Mrs. J. L. Mims, so com
pletely, devoted in her service, and
to the good women throughout the
Association who are so nobly stand
ing by her in the work, many of
whom I can claim as my personal
friends and some of whom are now
my beloved "relatives-in-law,"-in
fact, to the whole of Edgefield, town
CARRIE BOSTICK LAKE.
Canton, China, Aug. 10, 1921.
A Worthy Testimony.
At the recent meeting of the Amer
ican Bar Association there was a
committee who reported on the fed
eral prohibition law. The chairman
of the committee was our own judge
Chas. A. Wood, of South Carolina.
We give the following excerpt from
the report that was carried, in the
daily papers: "When for tae grat
ification of their appetites, lawyers,
bankers, merchants and manufactu
rers, and social leaders, both men
and women scoff at this law, or any
other law, they are aiding the cause
of anarchy and promoting mob-vio
lence, robbery and homicide.
"They are sowing dragon's teeth
and they need not be surprised when
they find that no judicial or police
authority can save our country or
humanity from reaping the harvest."
We do not believe that anything
that has been said in recent months
has gone straighter to the mark
than this declaration of Judge Wood.
He mentions "lawyers, bankers,
.merchants, iqjanufacturers and so
cial leaders" as among those who
sometimes scoff at this law and by
doing so aid "the cause of anarchy
and promote mob-violence, robbery
and homicide." He could also have
mentioned some newspapers. It is
a lamentable fact that some of the
greatest newspapers in this country
have never lost an opportunity to
do what they could to bring the pro
hibition law into contempt. The fact
that this law is now in the Nation
al constitution has not held them in
check. They have published only the
news that seems to indicate that the
law could not be enforced, and they
have been gleeful over every pros
pect of weakening the law and mak
ing it more difficult of enforcement.
The bill, the Stanley amendment,
that is now before the United States
Senate, which would make the eigh
teenth Amendment a farce, is re
ceiving the most cordial support of
a number of our very greatest pa
South Carolina Industrial
School For Boys.
The industrial school for white
boys in South Carolina is located
just south of the city limits of Flor
ence on a tract of 562 acres. The
plant consists of five brick and con
crete buildings, a two story frame
dairy barn, steam laundry and grist
mill. The total capacity of the insti
tution is about 200, lal in separate
beds. The population now is 150. On
the staff are a superintendent, four
teacher-cottage officers, two assist
ant lady teachers, band master, stew
ard, diningroom matron, dairyman
and farm manager, laundryman and
painter, printer mechanic, physician
and a bookkeeper. ' The pastors of
the churches in Florence have reg
ular Sunday afternoon chapel ser
vices at the school, and a number i
the boys attend Sunday School and
services at the churches in town.
There are two registered troops of
Boy Scouts in the school who fre
quently go on hikes to different
points/and camp out over night. The
brass band is composed almost en
tirely of Scouts. The training of the
members of the band consists pf
three class periods a week and fre
quent practices with the city band
in Florence. All students are given
academic work and some form of
prevocational or industrial training.
There are classes in printing, man
ual training, steam laundering, mod
ern dairying, cooking, baking, and
farming. Commitment to this school
is ihrojgh the probate court. Boys
are paroled by the State Board
of Public Welfare upon the recom
mendation of the superintendent.
Changes in Staff.
On September 1, Mr. Ellison Ca
pens will assume the duties of coun
ty Agent of the Board of Public
Welfare, Mr. John H. Martin having
been elected Superintendent of the
Industrial school for boys at Flor
ence to succeed Mr. H. W. Moore
who has resigned to enter another
field of work. Mr. Moore has brought
into the school a system of humane
treatment based upon a study of the
boy himself. His optimism and ideal
ism been valuable contributions
to the institution.
Furman For the Session of
By President W. J. McGlothlin.
The next session at Furman Un-1
I iversity opens on September 15th.
Former students should reach, the
[grounds on the afternoon of Tues
day, September 13th, for enrollment!
and classification the next day.
Freshmen should reach the grounds
on the 14 for enrollment and class
examination will be held on the 13th
and 14th; also examination for the
?removal of conditions of last ses
The indications are that we skall
?have an excellent session. The finan
cial depression has undoubtedly re
duced attendance from the figures!
which we would otherwise have
reached. Many young men who had
planned to enter Furman this fall)
will not be able to do so, simply be
cause they have not been able to
earn sufficint money to meet their]
expenses, and for the further reason
that it is more difficult than usual
to get jobs for them on the campus
and in Greenville. Still, I believe
every young man who has a strong
will, can make his way at Furman,
with the assistance we can get for]
him in the way of work.
Here, at the opening of the ses
sion, I would like to make a final
appeal to the Baptist young men j
of South Carolina, and to their par- '
ents. An opportunity for an educa
tion comes but once in life. Repen
tance for failure to secure an edu
cation at that time will begin by
the time a young man reaches 25,
and will continue through life. At
that age the one opportunity has
passed. A college education is sim
ply indispensible to the very highr
est usefulness and happiness of. most
men who have some ability and am
bition. Young men can afford to
'sacrifice for an education as for
little else in life. Parents can render
unto their children no greater ser
vice with their money than by put
ting it into a genuine, Christian ed
ucation. Left in stocks, bonds, lands,
and other forms of wealth, it may I
be dissipated, or become a bone of j
contention- and division among al!
family of children when the parents)
depart. Put into a Christian educa
tion, it can do nothing else than bless i
the boy through life:' I appeal to the
qonsciepicei of the Baptist parents
of South Carolina in confirmation
of this statement.
Why not send your boy to Fur-j
man? He ought to be educated, and
I confidently claim that there is no
better institution in South Carolina,
or neighboring state, for the educa
tion of your boy, than Furman Un
iversity, your own college. The de
nomination has put its life into this
institution to make it absolutely as
good as the best. Why not patron
ize an institution where the religious
and moral life will be in accordance
with your own feelings and where
the cultural work is unsurpassed?
The "Wonder State."
In the Hollomon dispatch from
South Carolina today the Constitu
tion's correspondent calls that the
"Wonder State," for the reason that
she depends almost entirely upon a
property tax for revenue; takes in,
all told, only about $6,000,000 a
year; and yet it is a matter of offi
cial record that the state is actually
leading the south in school support,
?jn proportion to her per capita
[wealth, and white population.
South Carolina has a population
of only 1,700,000, or more than a j
million less than Georgia. She has j
no private property. She is in debt,
borrowing each year to pay her ob
ligations, but she "pays" as she goes,
absolutely; and furnishes support to
her great agricultural college at
Clemson of aroound $500,000 a year;
to her industrial normal $400,000;
to her university $250,000 and to her
military college around $500,000.
She leaves the responsibility of
common school maintenanme to the
counties but appropriates $1,0004,
?000 a year to encourage consolida
tions, long terms, attendance, effi
ciency, etc, through various state aid
South Carolina, like Georgia, is
looking around for a more modern
and adequate revenue system; but
South Carolina, unlike Georgia, is
not letting any of her institutions,
educational or humane, suffer in the
meantime. 'She appropriated, to il
lustrate, in 1921, $784,000 to her
Indeed, it is a "Wonder State!"
She never has a "deficit." If she
needs money she borrows it. She
makes a business proposition out of
?LEN'S " THE ONLT
The real scrap tlmt causes wars is
the long green
Experience Is one teacher whose pay
ls. high enough.
The one thing In America they ta-'t
overtax is energy.
A safe doesn't live up to its name
In this burglarious day.
Civilization must either depopularize
wars or popularize taxes.
Greece's attitude is that she abhors
war, but can't stand peace.
Nowadays any tax creates an emer
gency f?r the average man.
German propaganda ls getting about
I the same results it did in 1917.
As silk shirts come within the reach
of ah* nobody'reaches for them.
Worse than the unemployment situ
ation is the loafing on the job.
Fanatics accuse those with whom
they differ of being atheists.
Where autocracy was strongest the
fear of Bolshevism is most acute.
Another sign of spring-Japan ls
moving back into cold Siberian towns.
A man who is on the square never
hesitates to come around when called
If this thing keeps up the Germans
may yet discover that they lost the
Some of the nations have peace with
honor and some have it with complica
One way to teach allens English ls
to deprive them of foreign language
When a man dances with a girl and
doesn't step on her toes he knows she's
He Is a thrifty man who doesn't
have to borrow money to pay his in
. One of the most difficult things
about holding office these days is hold
ing the office.
It was hoped that the word "propa
ganda" and the hyphen could be elimi
Some hyphenates apparently believe
that waving an American flag ls an ef
'A little acorn never grew to be a
b|g oak as fast as timber profits grew
during the war.
--;- . .
^Standing on one's head ls the lat
est health' fad for those who have no
brains to addle.
'Tis said a good cry now and then
helps a woman. It also helps her to
control her husband.
What the statesmen do will not ac
complish as much good as you think
-or as much harm.
What a pity that the cost of men's
clothes has come down ! Kilts would
have been so picturesque!
Prance reports a shortage of to
bacco. Overseas men who sampled it
say that Is no new deficiency.
The Turks are agreed on what they
want but they have different opinions
on how they're going to get lt.
If there ls a general naval disarma
ment lt should include not only sur
face ships, but concealed weapons.
These are the days when home gnr
deners learn that things grow better
in tlie catalogue than in the ground.
All a man has to do is to stand
where a speeding automobile ls pass
ing to be a big fish in a little puddle.
With meat soaring in price there ls
ominous talk in the kitchen about re
storing those notorious "cheaper cuts."
Whatever may be the expectations
of other industries, the booze business
ls not confident of getting back to nor
Opportunity never phones it is com
ing, but if It did some men would ar
range to be not at home when lt
Wages In Hungarian money are fif
teen or twenty times the prewar scale
but what ls fifteen or twenty times
Farmers have quit buying lightning
lt>ds. The affable agents have found lt
loore lucrative to sell oil stocks to gul
One good way to avoid panic when
considering the national debt ls to
compare lt with that of the other
Other Industries may be shut down
In Russia, but evidently the rumor fac
tory and the mendacity mill are run
ning night and day.
Having had Its spree and got over lt,
Mexico ls in position to give much val
uable advice to the nations that want
to tum everything upside down.
- , w ~Ou NTS
Cor Trieb 1 1909, br C. E. Zlmmemac Co. -Ko. 66 .
EVERY DOLLAR that you spend foolishly, every proportion
ate amount of money that you earn that it would be possible to
save and do not, is only money that you have to work for again.
On the other hand every dollar you put in the bank is money
that is going to constantly work for you. Which is the best;
money always working for you, or you always working for
your money. Come in and start that bank account Don't put it
off another day.
BANK OF EDGEFIELD
OFFICERS: J. C. Shappard, President; A. S. Tompkins, vice-President;
E. J. Hims, Cashier; J. H. Allen, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, Thos. H. Rainsford, John Rainsford,
M. C. Parker, A. S. Tompkins, J. G. Holland, E. J. Mims, J. H. AJI?n
W. C. Tompkin*.
A Word to the Good
People of Edgefleld
We want you just to give us a trial
of our 40c. Regular dinners when
you visit Augusta.
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the Genesta Hotel.
ARRINGTON BROS. & CO.
Wholesale Grocers and Dealers in
Corn, Oats, Hay and all
Kinds of Feeds
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