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J. T. Littlejohn, Jr., Sends in
teresting Letter io Mr. H.
E? Quarles From Pe
Dear Mr. Quarles:
Here we are in the big city of Pe
kin trying to get our tongues untied
so we can talk, and believe me, it is
no easy task.
One can not have the right con
ception of China and heathenism un
til they see at first hand the condi
tions. They are far worse than I ex
pected. I have never seen so much
.filth and dirt in my life.
The people, as a whole are very
poor, while there are some who are
very rich, and you know what is
bound to be the result. I wish you
could see things that we see every
-time we go out on the streets.
I saw the other day,, a big China
man with a long pigtail (queue)
astride a little old donkey, smaller
than the one C. B. and I used to have
at Red Hill, jogging along the street;
it was a funny sight. The day of pig
tails and bound feet is by no means
over in North China. It is a pitiful
sight to see women hobbling along
the street on their misshapen bound
a There are all kinds of travel ve
hicles in Pekin, automobiles, used of
course, only by a. few rich, and some
foreigners, carriages, that look much
like those we see pictures of in
^George Washnigton's day with a man
in front and one behind; rickshas
pulled by men, called coolies; cover
ed wheeled carts pulled by a mule or
a donkey, wheel barrows, not like
ours, but with the wheel in the cen
ter, donkey back and walking.
At first, I did not like the idea of
riding in a ricksha with a man pulling
me, but I am used to i t now, as that
is the only way these men make their
living, nad I have to ride sometimes.
I do not know how long we will
stay here at the language school,
but we are expecting to go /to our
field about March, as our partners
there expect to go to America soon,
and wegwill want to get on to the
ropes before they go. We went by to
look things over as we came to Pekin,
and we like our fellow missionaries
and field just fine. There is a young
woman there, Miss Lila Watson, from
South Carolina, and she was glad to
get some news from "the be?:; State
in the world."
We had a good sea voyage even
though I was very seasick. I think
it was the worst feeling. I- ever had.
Mrs. Littlejohn was sick, too, but not
so bad as j. The baby stood the trip
"well," and is" growing every day. *
We have two nice rooms here, and
are comfortable and happy.. Tomor
row is a Chinese holiday, and so our
teachers want to have it off and we
will not have school. I am glad,
though, for I need to straighten up
the house and things a bit.
The other night on a train on which
we were going to Tsing (pronounced
Jening) our station, we had a laugh
about the idea of the crew. There
were about 200 bushels of peas to be
loaded and .the car passed the peas
by about a hundred yards and in
stead of backing the car to the peas,
men carried the big old basekts that
distance. Of course that delayed us
quite a good deal.
The Chinese do a lot of bhings
that we think are funny, and vice
versa, I suppose.
I hope all the folks are well, and
that we shall all live to see each other
again. Write us when you can.
Love to all,
J. T. LITTLEJOHN.
Oct. 9, 1922.
Resolutions on the Death of
Mrs. Emma Wash.
Whereas, it has pleased God to re
move from our midst our esteemed
friend, Mrs. Emma Wash, we the
members of Rehoboth missionary so
ciety submit the following resolu
1st, That in the death of <our
dear sister, our community has lost a
staunch friend, our church and .so
ciety a faithful member.
2nd. That we give thanks to God
for the long, useful life and beauti
ful character of our friend and hum
bly submit to His will.
3rd. That we extend to the fam
ily heart-felt condolence in their sad
bereavement, and commend them to
. our Heavenly Father, who makes
no mistakes, but doeth all things well.
4th That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent the bereaved family and
published in the Edgefield Advertiser
and recorded in the minute book.
Mrs. R. T. WEST,
Mrs. J. D. HUGHEY,
Mrs. J. E. REYNOLDS.
Turn under the cotton stalks
and starve the weevils.
Bless the Lord. O my sou
bless Bps holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my so
Who f orgiveth all thine in
Who redeemeth thy life fi
eth thee with loving kindnes
Who satisfieth thy mouth \
youh is renewed like the eag
The Lord executeth rightei
that are oppressed.
He made known His ways
the children of Israel.
The Lord is merciful and
plenteous in mercy.
He will not always chide: :
He hath not dealt with us
us according to our iniquities
For as the heaven is high
His mercy toward them that
As ?zr as the east is from
moved our transgressions fro
Like as a father pitieth his
them that fear Him. For H<
membereth that we are dust.
As for man, his days are
field, so he flourisheth. For t
it is gone ; and the place ther
But the mercy of the Lo:
everlasting upon them that i
ness unto children's children;
To such as keep His covei
member His commandments t
The Lord hath prepared Hi
his kingdom ruleth over all.
Bless the Lord, ye His an
that do His commandments, 1
Bless ye the Lord, all ye fl
that do His' pleasure.
, Bless the Lord, all His wo
minion; bless the Lord. O my
Interesting Letter From Mr.
A message was given me for the
Edgefield people yesterday and I will
send it through you. Our Rev. John
Lake told me to tell the folks atj
Edgefield that he loves them and that
he will be there as soon as he can.
When he gave me this message he did
not take time to consider that he will
see them months and possibly years
before I will.
About two weeks ago by mere
chance I found out that he would be
in Louisville on the 10th. I then took
special pains to find out just where
he would be and found that he was
to address,.-an inter-denominational
missionary meeting at ll o'clock at
an Episcopal church. I got in touch
with the president of our South
Carolina group and asked that he be
invited to speak at our quarterly
meeting on the 11th. I succeeded in
getting to hear a part of his address
at the Episcopal church and then bet
ter than that I had the pleasure and
inspiration of grasping Iiis hand and
having a short chat with him. He
is well but exceedingly tired.
When I get in his presence I feel that
I am with a truly great man. Who is
greater than he?
Friday night he spoke at the Nor
ton Hall but I did not get to hear
him. Saturday morning he was the
speaker at our state meeting. The
time was short but he made good use
of it. Immediately after ths state
meeting he spoke to the student body
for a few minutes, but the appointed
speaker was Rev. V. I. Masters,
(well known among the Baptists of
Our John Lake has many friends
here. Dr. Mullins hugged him when
he went on the platform and said,
"Why didn't you let me know you
were coming? Don't you do it again."
After leaving our room for the
meeting Saturday, I got our mail in
which was the last issue of The Ad
vertiser and also the Chronicle. Bro.
Lake asked for them, but did not
have convenient chance then to look
over them, so I let him keep one of
them. He held both of the papers in
his hands as he spoke and made men
tion of the fact that I had handed
him his home papers.
Armistice day'was celebrated here
with a big parade .Several things
about the parade especially attracted
my attention. Quite a number of
cars were marked "Disabled Bud
dies." It was sad indeed. Several cars
were marked Confederate Veterans,
and so many were clad in gray. Some
of the cars were marked "G. A. R."
Upon displaying my ignorance of
what this stood for was informed that
it stood for "Grand Army of the Re
public" (Yankees). I then noticed
the blue uniform. I now realize that
I am on the extreme northern border
of Dixie. The battle flag used by
Roosevelt at San Juan (I think that
is correct) or at least the remains of
the flag, was floating in the parade.
Number of organizations and insti
tutions were represented. The rear
?; and all that is -within me,
ul, and forget not all His
iquities; who healeth all thy
.om destruction; who crown
s and tender mercies;
arith good things; so that thy
ousness and judgment for all
i unto Moses, His acts unto
gracious, slow to anger and.
neither will He keep His an
after our sins; nor rewarded
above the earth, so great is
the west, so far hath He Te
Children, .so the Lord pitieth
5 knoweth our frame; he re
as grays; as a flower of the
he wind passeth over it, and
eof shall know it no more,
rd is from everlasting unto
'ear Him, and his righteous
lant, and to those that re
o do them.
s throne in the heavens; and
gels, that excel in strength,
?earkening unto the voice of
!is hosts; ye ministers of His
rks in all places of His do
? soul.-Psalm 103.
was brought up by a company of col
We miss the Edgefield people, hut
our time is so full that we have no
time to grieve. Will miss our annual
feast on Thanksgiving Day. We
usually spent this day in the country
when there. Last year wc had two
days of feasting. Possibly some fairy
will provide the feast this year.
We are getting On remarkably well
and are happy. Have just completed
our first quarter's examinations. I, do
not think I came out with a very high
grade, but I feel good over doing as
well as I did. I feel that if I am be
hind in any subjects that I can -Well
make it during the next three quar
ters. The work covers much ground
and some of it is very deep. I suppose
that a fresh college graduate would
find the work comparatively easy.
We attend the Weaver Memorial
church. All of us attended Sup day
school and preaching today. This is
a small church and the people remind
me much of the Edgefield people.
This is complimentary to them.
We see a great deal of Eb John
son of Johnston, and his wife, who
was Miss Ethel Holston of Edgefield.
It is quite a treat to visit each other
as home folks. We also have soni3
special friends from Columbia,, R. H.
Hooks and wife and little boy. We all
go to the same church. Last Friday
night both cf these families Wc.*e
here to see us at the same time..
The children are now about ready
for our Sunday afternoon walk. Last
Sunday we went down to the Central
Park. This afternoon we will go
down to the river and possibly take
a boat ride over to the Indiana side.
We have very few minutes for
writing our friends, but will be de
lighted to get letters and cards from
We missed our copy of November
1st. If you have an extra copy, please
C. M. MELLICHAMP.
644-3rd St., Louisville, Ky. . j
One Week's Hauling With'
Two Ford Trucks.
During one week the owners of
two Ford truck hauled 26,000 feet
of lumber a distance of 16 miles at
$4.00 per thousand, making the
amount received for the hauling
$104.00. Their expense was 84 gal
lons of gasoline $20.16 and one and
one-half gallons of oil $1.20, making
the total expense $21.36. This ex
pense deducted from $104.00, the
amount received for hauling the 26,
000 feet of lumber, leaves a net
profit of $82.64 for both trucks, or
a net profit of $41.32 per week per
truck. We can give you the names of
the parties who operated the trucks
if you will call upon the Yonce Mo
We have a few one and two-horse
wagons left and can make you good
prices on same.
NO PHONE ORDER
Warning to Violators of the
Editor Edgefield Advertiser:
On Friday night last the North Au
gusta Baptist church had a welcom
ing festival for the new members of
the church who have united with the
church since April last. There were
76 such members and a great time
was had. Several fine speeches were
made by various people of Augusta
and North Augusta, after which all
repaired to the Sunday school room
and partook of ice cream and cake,
and enjoyed a good time for an
hour. Much cake, coffee and cream
was left after serving the vast crowd
that attended, for everybody was in
vited to attend.
The Good Book says "Taste not,
touch not, handle not, for it biteth
like a serpent and stingeth like an
adder." Through the good people
of Edgefield county I am informed
that much whiskey is being touched,
tasted and handled along Turkey
and Beaver Dam creeks and other
places in Edgefield. I know the loca
tion of some of these stills and the
names of some of the people who are
said to be running them, some of
whom I know. I regret to inform on
=some of these people, but I say now,
they had better stop. There is a way
to make a living other than to make
the vile stuff to damn and ruin many
people who otherwise would make
good citizens were it not for drinking
the demoralizing, life shortening,
soul-destroying, hades water.
All men who make whiskey and sell
Your taste c
The sales pi
LIGGETT & MYERS TOBACCO Co.
m oN, L
EtE WIDELY JNTRODUi
DUTIFUL NEW LINE
or Plate" Silk and
DIES, MISSES AND Cl
WILL OFFER THEM
r Prices Friday Ai
rc 3:00 to 6:00 O'
ERMS: STRICTLY CAS
whiskey, know they are violating the
civil law, the federal law, and worst
of all, God's law. They feel deep
down in their hearts that they are do
ing wrong, if they have any
conscience at all, and know that if
they escape punishment on earth that
they will have to give an account of
their deeds to God. They also know
that that accounting will be before
many years pass. Some who read
these lines will think to themselves;
"Oh, w?ll, as soon as I get a little
start I am going to quit stilling," or
"I am going tc stop selling," Keep
putting off that time to stop and
death will surely overtake them in
the very act. They know they have
no lease on life.
What I am saying ' to them I say
for their own good and for their wel
fare in the hereafter. Keep up this
stilling, bootlegging, and whiskey
drinking and you are just as sure to
meet a frowning God as you are sure
that the sun shines.
I may not write so often in the fu
ture, but I ever expect to be active
in fighting Demon Liquor and his co
J. C. WHATLEY.
North Augusta, S. C.
If you want a good team or plow
bridle, and for less money, we ?have
Turn under the cotton stalks
and starve the weevils.
Hernooh, Dec. 1st
. NO APPROVALS \ 1
Summons For Relief.
(Complaint not served.)
The State of South Carolina
County of Edgef??ld
Court of Common Pleas.
The Bank of Johnston, Plaintiffs
Against B. W. Wright, J. F. Wright
and B. C. Wright, Defendants.
To the Defendants above named:
You are hereby summoned and
required to answer the complaint in
this action which is filed in the of
fice of the Clerk of the Court of
Common Pleas, for the said .county,
and to serve a copy of your anster
to the said complaint on the sub
scribers at their office at Edgefield,
South Carolina, within twenty days
after the service hereof, exclusive of
the day of such service; and if you
fail to answer the complaint within
the time aforesaid, the plaintiff in this
action will apply to, the court for the
relief demanded in the complaint.
Dated Nov. 28, 1922.
Test: . /?
P. L. COGBURN (Seal)
'Clerk C C. P., E. Co., S. C.
To the above named Defendants:
You will take notice that the origi
nal summons and complaintsin the
above stated cause are now on file, in
the office of the Clerk of the Court,
of Common Pleas and General Ses
sions, in and for the county of Edge
field and State aforesaid.