One of the most prominent men in Foochow during the latter half of the last century was Mr. Ahok, a wealthy Chinese merchant.
During the hot summer months Mr. Ahok had grown steadily weaker, and he died almost three months before his wife reached Foochow.
Yen-ping is eight days' travel from Foochow up the Min River and it is by no means the most remote station in the province.
Foochow is already a very large city, its inhabitants being nearly a million.
Foochow, the capital of Fukien Province, ranks third among our second-class seaports.
In Foochow, as in other cities of China, the narrow alleys are literally choked with every form of industrial obstruction.
Foochow is on a large river; and the children like much to go out in the sail-boats, called "house-boats."
It is certain, however, that the Consul will order all of us to Foochow if news of the situation reaches there.
The annual tea-race from Foochow thus became one of the events of the year.
These were undoubtedly the Northern troops from Foochow who were expected Monday night.