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THE OUTLOOK IN CHINA
BY REV. S. P. WIGGINS.
An Address Delivered On
The Missions Of The
The purpose of these addresses, to
be delivered on the first Wednesday
night in each month, is to increase
our knowledge and quicken interest
in the sublime work of ths evangeli
zation of the world.
The method of treating each sub
ject will be, for the most part, as to
the Natural, Historical and Religious
aspects of the country; and then the
history, progress and success of
Christianity in that nation. Of
course, we shall of necessity nave to
be very elementary and brief.
The Methodist Church (South) has
seven m ssion fields : China, Japan,
Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba and the
Indians. This leaves a large part of
the world untouched by our church;
but other denominations are accomp
lishing wonderful things in India,
Syria, Africa, South America, and
the Isles of the sea.
Indeed, there is now scarcely a
single country, save Turkey, which
is wholly Mohomidan, that is not
open to the gospel. Asa recent
speaker said : we need no more pray
for God to “open the doors,” for the
Whole side of the entire world has
been letdown, and the hosts of the
Christian army may advance in
solid phalanx to the conquest of the
Kingdoms for Immanuel.
This history of modern missions
should appeal particularly to young
people, for it reads with all the
charm and glory of romance—aye,
and more, for it is not fictitious, but
real, true, vivid, and amazing, puls
ing with the life-throbs of redeemed
souls, coming into the everlasting
Kingdom of Christ.
We are to study China first, as it
was the first occupied by our chucrh
about sixty years ago. Doubtless we
shall meet with many surprises 'n
our study. First, the verv size of
China is a surpaise. It embraces one
third of the continent of Asia, and
one fourth of the inhabitants of the
world. If placed unon the United
States China would reach across the
country and out into the Pacific
ocean 240 miles, and nearly cover the
the Gulf of Mexico. It has a popu
lation of 426,000,000 or five times
that of the U. S. It has 1,700 walled
cities several of them with more than
China haa the highest mountains
and two of the longest livers in the
world, the Yangtse Kiang being
500 miles longer than our own Miss
issippi, its valleys are fertile, produc
ing almo t all the cereals such as we
raise in America; but rice is chief
staple and food.
The country abounds in minerals,
gold, silver, iron and copper, it posses
ses inexhaustible beds of kaolin or
porcelain earth, in the working of
which China acquired early such a
superior skill as to give that name
'‘China’’ to that beautiful ware,
which was monopolized by Europe,
and is so highly prized by American
ladies. Her coal beds ares aid to be
equal to those of the whole world be
sides combined, though from a lack
of machinery and transportation they
have hardly begun to be worked.
China is rich in birds and flowers.
The pheasant, golden and silver hued
and much larger than our partridge,
would be a delight both to the Ameri
can hunter and eater. The China
lilies ana astors are well known and
prize 4 by our ladies.
Historically, China -is of even
greater wonder, It existed, very
much as today, before Rome was
founded; aud before Saul was upon
the throne of Israel, and before Solo
man was born. But the startling ,
feature is, that China possessed for
nearly all this time comparatively
the same civilization, the same kind
of people,holding largely to similar
customs and manner of living—doing
things just as their ancestors a thous
and years back did—the same kind
of government, even keeping the same
royal family upon the throne for hun
dreds of years. Bound like a slave to
the past, believing that whatever is
customary is sacred and right; and
looking upon all innovations, whether
in thought, in domestic life, in dress,
in farming, in education, in business,
or in government as impious, blasp
hemous and treasonable. And, yet,
withail, possessing a rather high de
gree of civilization when compared
with some nations, and to think that
this civilization has remained so
nearly the same for thousands of
years baffles our reason, and is abso
lately unique in the history of all
nations. “Its antiquity seems like
that of the eternal hills. Chinese civ
ilization saw the empires of the worid
blaze up in their brief brilliancy;
Babylon, Assyria, Greece, Persia,
Rome, Isreal; it saw them die and
pass into oblivion ; but it went on its
way unchanged." “And while the
Briton* (our ancestors) still wore
skins, the Chinese wore silks."
But what a wonder and puzzle is
the language of China 500 prime char
acters, capable of being multiplied
according to their position in a sen
tence into 50,000 China’sliterature
is older than that of Greece,
older than the writings of Moses;
her religion is older than David, her
poetry older than Homer.
Never amagine that all Chinese are
ignorant, and that there is no educa
tion or culture among them. On the
other hand they have long had a sys
tem of schools with central colleges,
and a great university ; and all males
have been encouraged to secure an
education. This is emphasized by
the fact that ail civil positions and
places of trust in the government are
filled from applicants who have pass
ed though long, difficult, and succes
sive competitive examination. Officers
are not appointed from party affilia
tion, but from efficiency and mental
And China’s literature is vast, if
not varied. It is said that the index
simply to the Emperors’ private libra
ry is composed of 122 volumes no
small library in itself.
Of course shis education has been
confined to Chinese learning; for un
til very recently all foreign literature,
particularly that relating to the arts
and sciences, was strennously reject
ed and scorned as contemptible and
contaminating. (Of course you will
understand that we are writing of the
China that was, tor far-reaching and
revolutionizing changes are rapidly
(To be continued next week.)
JACKSON HAS ONE
Mr. J. W. Moore was complaining
the other day and asked Sol Burford
what kind of medicine he needed.
The reply came promptly: some
Stock powders might do you good.
TERRELL COUNTY GOES DRY.
Notwithstanding the fact that
Terrell Co’s dispensary was such a fi
nancial success that it was net neces
sary for the countyjto levy any taxes,
yet her people have voted probition
by 160 majority.
JACKSON, GEORGIA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 22, 1907.
JOS. L WAGNER’S LETTER
ON COUNTY REPUDIATION.
By the consent of the writer, Judge
Curry furnishes us the following let
ter for publication. The letter wa not
writen for publication, but it so ex
presses the practically, unanimous
sentiment of the citizens of Butt*, we
publish tbe same
Jackson, Ga., F*b. 16, 07
Col. F. Z, Curry, Dear Sir:
As I am one of the older citizens of
this town, I claim the right and
nleasnre of thanking you for your
ringing letter ou the county sit uation
In the Record of yesterday. I must
say I was horrified to hear that there
wa* any discussion even, or a quest
ion of “repudiation" of the county
debt. It was bad enough when the
State had to “repudiate" the debt
fjrced on the people during war
times, but it was then entirely justi
fied But in our present county af
fails, the suggestion itself it an out
rage; and if seriously entertained by
our people, we are a degraded lot of
people, and our meanness and ignor
ance are exposed. I for one would
not want to be buried in such a dis
graced land. The two men you
name of the county commissioners
(Watkins and Finchsr) are both
above reproach, as their character
proves, and if they are criminals, 1
ask where are we to look for honest
The thought that any member or
even any Butts county people were
so dishonest as to wish to repudiate
a just debt would be too humiliating
to realize, and would prove that we
are unpatriotic, ignorant and
stupid—in fact not fit to rule or guide
in a spot of earth having as many
God given advantages as Butts
county has. I know that I should
not presume to reproach a people
that are not tied to me by local nativ
ity, but as a native of another state, I
claim the right as an “American" to
have the good of all citizens at heart,
and have always worked to that end.
Please continue your vigorous
words, and accept my thanks for
Jos. L. Wagner.
GRIEVE NOT THE SPIRIT.
Dear friend, do you ever think how
dangerous it is to grieve and reject
the Holy spirit of God, you can do it
until the Holy spirit takes the ever
lasting flight from you and then it
will be impossible for you to get saved
when that is done you are sure of e
ternal damnation; as if you were
there already. My sinner friend you
had better come to Christ while you
can, for if you don’t your doom is
sealed for all eternity.
Sinner let me beg you to come
to Christ and be saved for God
savs my spirit shall not always strive
with man if he turns away never to
strive again. Your case is hopeless.
When God comes to judge the world
have you spurned them that prayed
for you? You will remember that
you slighted your best friend who
could have saved you if you had but
come to Him.
TOWN LOOKED CITY LIKE.
The electric lights were shining
brightly Tuesday night, and the city
looked somewhat like London as seen
by Barnaby Rudge. There was
only one thing wrong and that might
have bean avoided if a reasonable
amount of common sence and every
day judgment had been observed. You
will notice that some of the lights
shine with a deep yellow lustre. That
is caused by putting thorn up on the
wrong time of the moon, but then
some folks would never observe aeom
mon sense proposition if they were to
•tumble over it and break their neok.
Misses Willie and Annie May
Thornton left Friday morning for
Mas. C. W. Buchanan and Mrs. J.
8 . Wright spent Thursday with Mrs.
L. W. Thornton.
Mr. Walter Thornton and little
daughter, Ruth, spent Sunday with
Mr Geerge Thornton.
Misses Susie and Florence Ether
idge entertained Friday evening in
honor of their guests Misses Laurette
and Roxie Smith.
Misses Sarah Lou and Lilia Wat
kins entertained quite a number of
their friends Thursday evening. Those
present were as follows: Misses Eula
Thornton, Alice Maddox, Anna Belle
Watkins, Susie and Florence Ether
idge, Laurette and Roxie Smith, Vera
Fredwell, Annie Kate Wright, Lilia
and Sarah L\>u Watkins, Messrs Nutte
Brownlee, Nutte Fredwell, Will and
George Etheridge, Milner Ogletree,
Wilev Wright, Tommie, Sam, and
Doc Watkins. The time was spent
very pleasantly, and at the weebit
hours, the guests bade Misses Sarah
Lou and Lilia good night .declaring a
Flovilla No. i.
Mrs. Belle Griffin spent last Friday
with Mrs. Pear! Mayfield.
l(j rs. R. M. Mayfield spent Friday
with Mrs. W. A. Plymale.
Mr. D. J. Moore called on Mr. C. N.
Mayfield last Sunday Afternoon.
The -farmers of this community are
taking quite an interest in sowing
Misses Agnes and Vivian Hay gave
Mrs. Pearl Mayfield a pleasant call
Miss Bessie Johnson’s many friends
are pleased to know Bhe is much im
proved from her recent illness.
There are one of our neighbors that
have planted a roasting ear patch. I
will tell you the results later.
Mr. Jonathin McClure and wife of
near Stark were the guests of Mr.
Walter Mayfield Saturday Night and
Mr. D. Z. Plymale and daughters
Misses Daisy and Maude Plymale
went to Jackson on a Shopping tour
Mr. Frank Long gave a candy pull
ing last Saturday night in honor of
the young folks, and quite a large
crowd assembled and enjoyed them
selves very much.
Miss Be3Sie Andrews of Atlanta is
guest of relatives here.
Wonder if Syd Watkins can distin
guishe lace from cedar yet.
Miss Estellj Thornton is spending
the week with relatives at Jackson.
Miss Dedie McClure entertained a
number of friends Saturday evening.
Little Bertron SiDgley still contin
ues quite ill to the regret of her
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Williamson vis
ited the latters father, Mr. R. A.
Misßes Alice Thompson, Lizzie
Stephenson Florence and Pearl Slug
ley and Mr. Morgan spent Saturday
with 001. and Mrs. C. L. Bedman.
Miss Blanche Barnss entertained
Friday evening in honor of her guest
Miss Andrews. The guests assembled
at eight o’elock and were received by
Mrs. J. W. Harper, Miss Thompson,
aud Miss Stephenson. The house
was beautifully decorated with holey,
ferns, Johnquills and box flower.
Quite a number of games were played
and the guests departed at a late hour
voting their hostess a most royal an*
(From Correspondent Monroe Advertiser)
Col Claude Bay a p ominent lawyer
of Jackson was in the city Friday.
Measr* John and Jim Chambliss of
Flovilla spent Sunday with relatives
Miss Minnie Biowning of Jacksoa
was the charming guest of friends
Mr. .Taylor Kencoly of Flovilla
spent several days last week with
friends in the city *
Worthville Ga. Feb. 22nd 1907
To the W. M. Waidena, and broth
ren of ancient York lodge No. 127 F. i
A.M. We your committee appointed
io draft resolutions on the death of
our Brother W. S. Wright beg to sub
mit the following: Whereas the Grand
Master of the Universe has been
pleased to call from his earthly labor
to eternal refreshment, on December
17th 1906 our beloved brother W. S.
Wright. He loved his fellowman and
delighted to do good to all around
him. He loved Masonry proudly
puttiDgits precepts into daily prac
“Blessed are the dead who die in
the Therefore w* can medi
ate apon our brother who so faithfully
carried out the designs on life’s tres
tle board as happy : for the Master
has simply called him from labor to
Therefore be it resolved: That
bowing as we do in humble submis
sion to the Divine will, we mourn the
loss of an efficient and earnest broth
er a devoted adherent of Freemasonry
and a faithful friend, who’s daily life
so clearly reflected the fundamental
truths and tenets of our fraternaty.
Resolved : that we siacerely deeply
and affectionately sympathyed with
his afflicted family in their sorrow,
reminding them that He who tempers
the wind to the shorn lambs, looks
down with infinite compassion upon
them in the hour of their desolation.
Resolved that a copy of these res
olutions be sent to the family of our
deceased brotherf and spread in full
upon the minutes.
i E. G. Duke,
Committee. R. M. Harper,
I John W. Harper.
On last Thursday evening Feb. 14
Mr. Otis Ham entertained a number
of his friends at a Valentine party at
his home on Covington St. Those
present were as follows: Misses Lois
Biles, Exie Ham, Priciila Paine, Sal
lie May Fletcher, Jane Stanfield, An
nies Gilmore, Ethel Thornton, and
Kucha Ray, Messrs Morrison Settles,
.Joe Taylor Pittman, Victor Carmich
ael, Frank Smith Carmichael, Wilbur
Ham, Oscar Willis, Henry Byron,
Hugh Mallett, Paul Nolen and Jim
The dining room and parlor were
together and were artistically decora
ted in palms and cut flowers. Deli
cious refreshments were served, and
at|a late hour the post office was open
ed and each one feceived many comic
At the we-bit hours the guests bid
Mr. Otis adieu declaring a merry
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