The Jacksonian. (Jackson, Ga.) 1907-1907, February 22, 1907, Image 1
CALL ON J B EDWARDS & SON FOR FRESH MEATS AND FISH OR PHONE 59 VOLUME 26. THE OUTLOOK IN CHINA BY REV. S. P. WIGGINS. An Address Delivered On The Missions Of The Methodist Church. 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 1,000,000 inhabitants. 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 THE JACKSONIAN. 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 equipment. 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 taking plac.) (To be continued next week.) JACKSON HAS ONE UP-TO-DATE PHYSICIAN. 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 men? 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 them. Kesp. 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. Mr3. Respass 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. Correspondence. South Butts. Misses Willie and Annie May Thornton left Friday morning for Baltimore. 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 delightful evening. 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 spring oats. Misses Agnes and Vivian Hay gave Mrs. Pearl Mayfield a pleasant call Sunday afternoon. 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 Sunday. Mr. D. Z. Plymale and daughters Misses Daisy and Maude Plymale went to Jackson on a Shopping tour last Saturday. 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. Stark. 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 many friends. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Williamson vis ited the latters father, Mr. R. A. Thornton Sunday. 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* tertainer. ■ * Juliette. (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 here. Miss Minnie Biowning of Jacksoa was the charming guest of friends here lately. Mr. .Taylor Kencoly of Flovilla spent several days last week with friends in the city * RESOLUTIONS. 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 tice. “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 refreshment. 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. SOGIAL ENTERTAINMENT. 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 Finley. 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 Valentines. At the we-bit hours the guests bid Mr. Otis adieu declaring a merry evening* The Jacksonian 1 Yr $1 NUMBER 8.