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IMS 151 IK VIIUGESFHIITOP Rev. Gillilan Pens Another In teresting Letter to Capital News of Sights and Experi ences in Mysterious China. MISSIONS GREATLY NEEDED One Methodist and one Episco palian Charge Supervises 13 Walled Cities of 20,000 to 300,000 Inhabitants Each. R®v. J. G. Gillilan, former Metho dist bishop of the Boise district, with residence in this city, who has been touring the. Orient for several months on a missionary quest, has written another interesting letter to the <'api ta! News, concerning his experiences In China. The letter follows; SEMI-TROPICAL CHINA. "This is the shortest day of the year. Yesterday I spent making the trip to the village of Ng Sauh, or Yellowstone, six miles distant from Hlnghua city. The place we visited is called a village because it is not walled, although it contains about 20,000 people; were it walled it would be n city. Here there is one mission, the Methodist. "What is that among bo many?" But, this is the common est cry out here. From the top of Taishan, the highest hill in the Holy I ..and of the Oonfucians, I stood where Confuciua himself stood more than 2500 years ago, and looked, and looked and looked. That mountain is the steepest that I have ever soon; it rises almost sheer from the plain of the Hoang-ho to a height of 6000 feet, and one even as accustomed as 1 am to mountain steeps actually felt in dan ger as 1 stood oji that pinnacle and looked about and down; in fact there Is a great and a long wall built at the most dangerous part of the preci pice to keep others from throwing themselves down as many did under the belief that they propitiated the gods of the near-by temples by so do ing. "There are 4600 steps up that moun tain-side all cut in the solid granite or carried thither and put in place. 1 shall not diverge from my story I started to tell by saying more about Taishan except to state that from that dizzy height with good glasses I counted more than 150 villages spread out at our feet and quit, while a man by my side looking longer counted more than 300 without having to turn his body or booking across the Tai-wan river a few miles distant. Thus is China populated and it is not a thing to be doubted or wondered at when we read as we do too often, that thousands have been drowned. In all this region there aie thirteen walled cities about the Hoang-ho containing from 20.000 to 200,000 each, and one Methodist mission for all and one Episcopalian in an area of 80 miles square. What would a community in America think of it? In some of our •dtuggling Idaho towns, for instance, there are half « dozen starvin' charges at tempt it • ngelize* Reading Advertisements has helped to make this a United Country Jim Hawkins props his feet onjthe rose festooned porch rail ing in an Oregon suburb and reads the same motor car adver tisement that Cousin Peter is studying as he rides home from work in the New York subway. In Arizona you can buy the Mme tooth paste and tobacco thqt are used by the folks in Maine. • California fruit growers ad vertise their oranges and lemons to the people of the East. New Hampshire factories make ice. cream freezers for Texas house holds. There can be no division in a country so bound together ' by taste, habit and custom. You can meet up with any body in the United Stabes and quickly get on a conversational footing because you both read the same advertisements. Advertising is the daily guide to what's good to buy. Advertisements give you the latest news from the front line of business progress. Reading advertisements en ables you to get more for your money because they tell you where, what and when to buy. And it is a well-known fact that advertised goods are more reliable and better value than the unadvertised kinds. FEMINISMS & By Annette Bradshaw m V t l WHEN EXTREMES MEET RA V —Here's grandmother's gown that she wore just after the last war. RA Y Weren't they funny! How did they ever dance the fox trot in them! bunch of 1500 o Christian honor. What better could be done than have half or more of these closed, kny way? But, ,hero I am, off the track! at ?' e pi ' ce BURNED VILLAGES. "Our carriers—three to the chair, for there are no wheels In this re gion—got off at a short time after the opening of the city gates, and we reached the place of our quest in about one and three-quarters hours. First we went through miles of burned villages, the ThaTk of the troops and the bandits who were in action here until two weeks before the opening of the Methodist confer ence which brought us here. It «was thought it was an impossibility to have the conference, but so soon as w e l«ii w the bandits were gone and the city's gates could be opened we arranged to make the attempt. The villagers have been camping anywhere they could, preferably In the com pounds of the missionaries; for soon as trouble comes they flock to the Christian mission. "The region passed through is fruit ful and fine farm land. The queer sight of grain in all stages of growth was in evidence. Wheat Just peering through the ground, some knee-high, other fields in full head and some ready for the sickle. This Is possible as we are on the very edge of the tropics where bloom and rips fruit are at once on the trees such as orange, papiya, grape-fruit ar.d pomelo. The rice harvest is gathered and the fields are being prepared for the next crop. I saw a new method of fertilizing. It is true that every item of excrement, human and animal Is carefully saved even from the best homes, and car ried to the fields; hut another way surprised me; it is the using of smoke The rice straw is made into bundles big as a common water-bucket. About this and over it until the pila about two feet high is heaped the earth in heavy clods that were made by digging up the earth that had been caked by running water over it for that purpose. These clods are a foot or so long and thick. When so piled a man or woman uses a club to ham mer the top ones into dust that the smoke may be longer in escaping and then the straw is set on fire; the es caping smoke leavea. Its acid and much of itself in the earth, thus adding somewhat to its fertility. After this it is smoothed down again and water ed and the rice plants are set in. ON TROUBLE'S EDGE. "This region is on the border of the warring zones between the rtorther/i and the southern factions of this un settled and badly divided country of China. The de Jure government Is in Peking the de facto government is everywhere and forcefully and author itatively nowhere. The soldiers of the different factions are in the field all the time, and It was for 10 weeks this summer that the gates of this city were not open at all because the op posing factions were in camp Inside and outside Hlnghua. The northerners finally captured the place and are now encamped here, but the gates are closed every day at 2 o'clock for the south erners are within a few miles and threaten to return again to the siege. It was rumored yesterday that they were but six miles away and that they expect to attack Monday morning; in such case we shall not be able to leave Real-Fruit Desserts JMFy-J^n is flavored with fruit juice essences in liquid fortfi, in vials. A wealth of fruit Juice is condensed to flavor each dessert. So it brings Î ou true - fruit dainties, ealthful and delicious, at • trifling cost. Simply add boiling water. Compare it with the eld-style gelatine desserts. It win be s delightful rev elation. Get the right kind—« lArUCWta HARROW Collar CLUETT. PEABODY* OxOtc. ^Kaker» here for Foo-chow (two days of travel by chair and one by boat), in order to get to a port where we can get a ves sel for Shanghai or Hong Kong. How ever we are dubious as to any attack but if anything should happen to any of us foreigners your readers will have known of it long before they see these lines. We expect no direct personal injury but we may be interned by Jjc siegers. "After a recent'fray, one of our mis sionaries, Mr. Draper, formerly of Po catello, a boy when that thriving city was a box car, went out and gathered up 30 men who had been killed, some decapitated, and buried them. In one place one of our pastors and his wife were killed as they ran from their home which had been set on fire, and the wife was beheaded. I was in the session of the conference when his dis trict superintendent made his report, and spoke at some length on the sub ject; the man could have escaped ear lier had he not stayed to assist some of his people who were In danger. 'In the village of Ng Su, ah to which we went the fighters had shown a marksmanship too true for they had put seven bullets through the flag over our hospital, the Red Cross flag, and several shots had struck the residence of our Mr. Draper while he and his family were inside. I have in my pocket one of the bullets he dug out of the wall near a window, and in the room where I am now writing this in Ilinghua there is a pane of glass broken by a shot. THE POPPY FIELDS. "I saw some poppy fields growing. The southerners are encouraging the people in restoring it to cultivation looking to the immediate revival of the opium business after It had ben prac tically driven from China. These south factions are really the opposera of law and order. It is openly stated by them Make Yourself at Home AT ALEXANDER'S Special Sale! Suifs, Overcoats - 1 AND ALL KINDS OF RAINCOATS SALE PRICES . I MEN'S AND Y0UN6 MEN'S SUITS, COATS AND RAIN COATS FOR REGULARS, YOUNG MEN, STOUTS, SLIMS AND EXTRA SIZES Men's Dress Shirts, Men's Tan and Khaki Cotton Shirts Men's Medium Weight Flannel Shirts ALL AT SAVING PRICES ALEXANDER ONE PRICE CLOTHIER MIRTH ARC MAIN that Japan Is supplying them with needed comfort and ammunition. They way be lying; maybe not. f"Here the dress of the native differs so from the garb of them of the other portions of the republic. The women wear so much red, either the coat or the trousers, never both of the same color. At church this morning the landscape was much variegated; they of the skirts sat all on one side of the room, but the men wore the skirts. In Foochow the working classes of wo men are all barefoot, trousers to the knees usually exposing perfect feet never misshapen by shoes or discolored by soap as they splash about In the mud often with their panties rolled high and showing well chiseled and shapely knees. Yet, no matter how much of the lower anatomy* is bare they must have the regular erfrrings and the long shining hatpin» In their blackest of well coifed hair. "This Is a lonesome spot in some ways; It Is now two weeks since we saw a wheeled vehicle or a,daily paper. We have not the remotest idea of what the world is doing. We are off tomorrow if possible for a two-day ride in chairs, a very tiresome method of traveling, which looks lazy to an American. I shall not write again, as I will be home, i hope, almost as soon as this letter. "Since writing the above two of the captured bandits were executed by shooting, the captain of the company being trained in Germany. The hearts of the robbers were then cut. out «if the bodies and eaten by the soldiers. 1 verified this barbarous proceeding be fore writing this letter. This event happened in this city Sunday, Dec. 22." SAYS IT IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. There Is one remedy that those who know depend upon for relief from coughs that "hang on" after the grip. Foley's Honey and Tar clears the passages, soothes raw,. Inflamed mem branes and banishes irritation and tickling in the throat. A. M. McDaniel, Box 51, Llndslde, W. Va., writes: "I am glad to tell you that Foley's Honey and Tar Is the best medicine In this world. I have had a severe cough and before I used half*a bottle I was better." Whitehead's Drug store. —Adv. t th s. PHONE 73 for baggage wagons. Prompt service. Peaaley Transfer & Storage Co.—Adv. 24 and 25 are the telephone numbers of Ths Capital News. tf UFTOFFOORNS Apply Few Drops Then Lift Sore, Touchy Oorna Off With Fingers—No Paint j Doesn't hurt a bit! Drop g little Freezone on an aching corn. Instantly that corn stops hurting, then you lift It right out. Yes, magic! A tiny bottle of Freezone eosts but g few cents at any drug store, but Is suf ficient to remove every hard corn, soft com, or com between th# toes, and thg calluses, without soreness or irritation. Freezone Is the sensational discovery of a Cincinnati genius. ^,t Is wonder ful.—Adv. KUNA. Kuna, Feb. 11.— Mrs. P. J. dregory Is 111 with Influenza. The M. E. Ladles' Aid was held Fri day at Mrs. George Tallman's. A meeting of hay growers wag held Saturday night. Mr. Rogers, of Avalon, Is on the sick list. ) S. D. Taylor Is making changes In the house recently purchased by L. A. Kalbus. Frank Grim Is making Improvements on his place two miles north of town. He has rented it for the coming year. Lawson King has completed the purchase of the C. C. Colley land ly ing west of his home place. Mrs. D. R. Hubbard and grandson, Richard Rust, returned to Kuna .after a short visit with Mrs. George Rust. Richard started to school here Monday. An Odd Fellows' lodge will bs or ganized in Kuna March 5.