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VOL.79. ' EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, ?9I4 . NO. 14.
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Brief Sketch of the Achieve
ments of a Celebrity
Who Now Resides
Signora Carolina De Fabritiis
(Mrs. Alexander Baron Holmes
whose husband has recently pur
chased a part of Mr. Henry L.
Hill's plantation at Cleora) is an
Italian by birth though she has
spent the greater part of her life in
the United States.
Carolina- De Fabritiis did her
early studying in Boston, a pupil of
Charles A. White, the Head of the
Voice department of the New Eng
land Conservatory, who has the
reputation of being the tine?t voice
builder in tho East and whose fame
as teacher of Helen KePer; having
taught her how to modulate her
speaking voice and how to sing,
has brought his name before the
most eminent scientists of this
country and of Europe.
She was .graduated af an early
age from the New England Con
servatory, being given the diploma
of both Soloist and Teacher, one of
the very first to obtain this honor
and for two years she was assistant
in the Voice department to Mr.
White and had charge of the class
in Italian language which positions
she held until ?be left Boston to
take up teaching in women's col
Her first position was at St.
Mary's Female Seminary, St.
Mary's City, Maryland, where she
was head of the Voice and Piano
department. In a personal letter to
the president of the Halifax Ladies
'^olk'ge, Mrs. Maddox, the princi
pal of St. Mary's writes: T had
better results from M isa De Fa
britiis than any teacher in years.
She taught vocal and instrumental
and was equally successful in both."
'From St. Mary's Siviji i - v, Car
u???T D? Ta^?tnTw?'.. lo Halifax,
Nova Scota, as head of the Voice
department of the Halifax Ladies
College and she created for herself
a very enviable place in this city
which is one of the most musical in
Canada and left after three years
only because she felt the nee?: of a
rest and further fctady.
Rev. Rjlert Liing, president of
Halifax Ladies C-jllege and Conser
vatory of Music, wrote of her:
*T have bad ample opportunity
to become thoroughly acquainted
with Miss De Fabritiis and her
work. She is all that could be de
sired or expected. Her work is of
the highest order and her success is
never in doubt.."
While in Italy Carolina De Fa
britiis studied with Raffaello Pan
dani, one of the best known teachers
of French and Italian Songs in
Signor Panzani was for eight
3'ears co-worker with Madame
Marchesi of Paris, the famous
teacher of singing who recently
died, and while in this position and
later while in London as director
of the Covent Garden Opera House,
Panzani coached many of the fa
mous stars in Repertoire. Melba,
Sem brich, Calve, De Reske, San
derson and many others. Signor
Panzani was delighted with the
progress made by this young Italian
girl who had come., to study with
him from America and he gave her
the followiug letter after her
studies were completed, a letter
which this young artist cherishes
highly. The following is a trans
lation made fo-r this p:iper.
Signorina De Fabritiis is the
possessor cf a sweet, flexible voice
and her tone production is faultless.
Her knowledge of music and lan
guages make her a well rounded
out artist and she excels in inter
preting soags of the Old and Mod
ern French and Italian schools.
Signorina De Fabritiis knows so
well the art of Singing that her
success as a teacher should be un
On her return from Italy Seg
norina De Fabritiis did some pri
vate teaching in Pittsburgh, Pa.
and was closely associated with the
famous violinist Luigi Von Kunitz
the Concert Meister of the Pitts
burgh Orchestra with whom she
gave many Recitals during the
From Pittsburgh she went to
Rockford, Illinois, as Head of the
Voice department of the Rockford
Woman's College, thc oldest w
man's college in the Middle We
having the rank of thj best colles:
in the East. A College th;
stands for high ideals of womal
[hood and the attainment of sincei
and real scholarship and whoi
growth, under the inspirit. l?ade
ship of its present President, Juli
H. Gullrin Ph. D., has drawn tt
eyes of all its Sister Colleges au
now with its beautiful new buile
ings and *200,000 Endowment
bids fair to become one of the mos
sought after schools in the country
It was while at Rockford Colleg
that Signorina De Fabritiis wo
some of her most signal sucoessef
As Head of the Vocal departmet
she soon became known as a teache
of rare insight fine judgment an
unfailing results, and under he
leadership the department grei
rapidly and now ranks as high a
any in the country. She was als
director of the Rockford Colleg
Glee Club, made up of 7o merabei
chosen by her from the entir
student body. The Concerts give
by the Glee Club under her direi
tion were memorable events am
the big Hall of tbe college in whic
they were held would be crowdei
to its utmost capacity on thes
nights and the enthusiasm of th
sieging girls under the raagneti
baton of their Director awoke ai
answering enthusiasm in the au
dience and the success of thos
nights did much to make the even
one of the things to be looked for
ward to frcm year to year.
Signorina De Fabritiis took ;
years leave of absence after tw<
years at Rockford College and re
turned again to France Italy t<
study with Signor Panzaui anr
while there she took a lesson a da;
and prepared several programs ol
interesting new aud old songs whici:
she has been using this past seasor
in Boston. On her return from
Italy she returned to Rockford
two brilliant years and was married
from Rockford College last June.
During the past season Signorina
De Fabritiis has had a private class
of nice students in Boston ami has
given many Recitals of Italian
Songs which she has done in a
manner rarely equaled. In coming
to her new Southern home Signorina
De Fabritiis does not intend to give
op her musical activities, on the
other hand she hopes to enlarge her
field for she thinks that there are
wonderful opportunities for the
trained ar?icc in the South, for there
are so many peoplj of culture who
for reasons of distance from the
large Music centers are un?ble to
s'udy or send their daughters to
studv, who will be glad of this op
portunity of having a competent
teacher of the finest training that
this Country and Europe can give,
whose ability as a teacher has been
recognized by the leading educators
in the Country and whose gifts as
an artist the clippings from the
papers at the end of this article so
Signorina De Fabritiis expects to
divide her time between Charleston
and Edgefield, going to Charleston
at the beginning of the Musical
Season about the middle of October
and returning to Edgefield for the
Summer when any students home
from College or Boarding School
could continue their work with
her in either Tone building or
coaching in French and Italina
Pit less NOT if ES.
'Carolina De Fabritiis has a voice
of fine quality and great flexibility.
Thc most striking characteristics of
her singing are her method and her
'"Carolina De Fabritiis' voice is
pure, sweet, and flexible, and she
embodies all the qualities of an
artist."-Coraopolis Chronicle, Pa.
"The beauty of Signora Dc
Fabritiis' voice was displayed in
gro-ps of songs including German,
italian, French and English winch
wei- given with the ease and tonal
purity which invariably marks her
work."-Register Gazette, Rock
"The Recital of Carolina De
Fabritiis was a great revelation of
the gifts of this young artist. Her
program, varied and unusual, awoke
increasing admiration from the au
dience of critics present." (Trans
lation.-Lo Staf?le, Florence, Italy.
Mary Ann Buie Chapter Held
Special Meeting. Mr. Eric
Hardy Honored. Club
It is the custom of the Mary Ann
Baie chapter to close activities for
the summer with a picnic, at which
time the veterans and elderly ladies
are their guests. June 3, Jefferson
Davis' birthday, is the annual date
but conditions changed the date io
the 18th. So on Thursday the mem
bers of the chapter, their families,
the veterans with their wives and
other invited gaests assembled at
the country home of one of the
members, Mrs. Martha Edwards to
enjoy the day. As the weather was !
inclement the hostess threw open
her large and comfortable home,
which had been decorated in flags.
The interior was so delightful with
big roomy chairs, cozy corners and
other attractions to be found in
country homes that \it was not re
gretted that the rain had sent all in
side. Especially alluring to the
Younger ones was the corner where
an inexhaustible supply of iced
lemonade stood. The morning hours
were passed by the veterans with
reminiscing and at 1 o'clock a
bountiful picnic dinner was spread
upon the long table, and with it.
was served iced tea and coffee. The
thoughtful hostess bad baskets of
luscious red peaches added to the
feast. A program was had in the
afternoon and interesting talkH wer,e
made by Dr. A. T. King, Rev. N.
L. Kesterand Dr. Stokes. Readings
were given by Misses Isabel Bean .
and Clevie Moyer, and patriotic
songs wre sung. ''When the roll is
called" was sung in tribute to the
three veterans, J. W. Perry, Wayne
Posey and Clifford Williams, who.
bJk$&~ pained eve* tba ri. or "since
the last gathering. The .veterans
all seemed to enjoy the day and
the chapter was delighted that
they were able to add this day's
pleasure. The chapter is composed
of 57 loyal, true hearted, and lov
ing daughters of the cans3 and dur
i ?g the past years they have bent
Uieir best efforts to give pleasure to
tile thinning ranks of these hero
boys in gray. After the program'
the chapter held a business meeting
to which all were invited to remain
if they wished. Several of the gen-1
tleraen remained as they wanted
to see just how ladies < inducted a
meeting. One point decided upon,
was to mark all of the veteian's
graves in the rural cemeteries with
iron crosses. The election of officers
was held and by a ballot vote, the
officers were unanimously re-elected.
President, Mrs. James White; vice
president, Mrs. M. T. Turner; re
cording secretary, Miss Zena Payne;
corresponding secretary; Miss Clara
Sawyer; historian, Mrs. , O. D.
Black; treasurer, Mrs. J. P. Bean;
registrar, Mrs. John Wright; audit
or, Mrs. W. L. Coleman.
Mrs. G. P. Perry is spending
two weeks in Saluda with her sister,
Mrs. T. M. Willis and Miss Hel
en Willis are visiting in the family
of Mr. John Sawyer.
Mrs. James White visited in Au
gusta the latter part of the week.
Miss Lizzie White spent Satur
day and Sunday here with her aunt,
Mrs. Robert Turner. For several
years Miss White was superintend
ent of the city hospital, Augusta,
but during- the year has given her
time to private nursing.
Mrs. P. B. Waters has returned
from a visit to Mrs. John Waters
Mrs. Leon Stansell is at home
from Montgomery, Ala., where she
Mrs. Brannon has returned after
a visit in the home of her father,
Mr. J. R. Hart.
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Hart of
Sylvania, Ga., were guests of rela
tives here recently.
Miss Pet LaGrone has gone to
Rock Hill to spend awhile with
The last meeting of the New
Century Club for the summer
months, was held on Tuesday after
noon with Mrs. E. R. Mobley, with
a full attendance. The chapter was
fortunate in having a gavel present
ed it by Mr. Frank Kenny, which
he had made at Clemson college.
The study course for next year
will be "American authors", this
Mrs. Morrali Entertained. Mrs.
Wallace Wise Gave
Tea. Mr. Day Con
Mrs. S. A. Morrali entertained
che Bridge Club on Tuesday after
noon of last week. Besides the reg
ular number there were present a
trio of charming Edgefield girls;
Misses Ruth Timmerman, Madge
-nd Maysie Mays. The afternoon
was most delightfully spent and at
the conclusion of the game Mrs.
Morrali served a delicious salad
Trenton's social calendar is filled j
fog this week; beginning with Mon
day evening Mrs. Wallace Wise
will givej a tea in compliment to
>trs. J. W. White of Lousville,
viii;, On Tuesday from four till six,
W?r C. A. and Mrs. C. R. swear
iogen will give a miscellaneous
shower to a North Augusta bride
elect, Miss Cooper who is visiting
here,. On Wednesday afternoon
Miss Marjorie Ryan will be hostess
f ;r the "young girls" card club of
which she is president. Qn Thurs
day Miss Maude Alma Betti? will
entertain her card club. On Friday
Mrs. Frank Miller aud Mrs. Bettis
Cantelou will be joint hostesses for
lue D. A. R., and on Saturday af
ternoon Mrs. L. D. Crouch will
give an Anecdote party, for Mrs.
WHute. Who cnn have any misgiv
ings about the gay and festive time
tiia Trentonites are enjoying?
, Mrs. Sallie Brooks Mosely and
Mw. P. B. Mayson were guests of
Hr& Walter Wise on Wednesday ,
of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Hammond Roper
a ta their lovely young daughter
from Lancaster are visiting relatives
W. W. biller, and little.,
f'?rothy spent Monday with Mrs.
Miller's mother in Batesburg.
Mrs. J. D. Mathis and Mrs. Wal
i ?r Wise spent Wednesday of this
week with Mrs. Sallie Brooks Mose
ly of Edgefield.
It will be a source of pleasure
t . the friends of A. J. Day to know
that he is convalescent.
Trenton, S. C.
l> ing under con?idertion with my
thology. The officers for the next
y ar were elected and were as fnl
?..W8: President. Mrs. W. F. Scott;
v co president/Mrs. James Strother;
Pecording secretary, Mrs. II. D.
(?rant; corresponding secretary,
M is? Zena Payne; treasurer, Mrs.
K. R. Mobley; critic, Miss Clara j
Siwyer, librarian; Mrs. P. B. vva
t rs, .Ti. A "Shakespeare quo'ation
contest" was held, and Mrs. James
S: rother remembering the greatest
n imber, was given a leather bound
I? 'ok of quotations. Ices and cake
in the club colors, green and white
w ire nerved, and fruit nectar was
- rved in the hallway by Mrs.
J imes Cullum and Miss Virginia
Mrs. John Mobley who was
operated on in the city hospital,
Columbia, is much improved.
Prof. Eric Hardy has been elect
p'l president of the Lexington col
bee, Mo., and be and his family
left during the past week, so that he
might be in close touch with, and
look after the interests of the col
lege duringt.be summer months.
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn and Mrs.
Leroy Wortz w*-re visitors at the
borne of Mr. O. S. Wert/, the latter
part of the wonk.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Coleman
have returned from Hot Springs,
Ark.,-where they have been for the
past six weeks for the benefit of the
latter. Their many friends are de
lighted to see their faces acain and
to know that Mrs. Coleman is im
The dry and hot weather bas
made no decrease in the church at
tendance of the town. The Sunday
school of the Baptist church is at
a very progressive period, there
being -2-1-1 present on Sunday morn
ing. The collections are splendid
and every one enjoys ''the hour of
singing and Bible sturry. The or
chestra adds greatly to the music.
The dry goods and shoe stores
have clearance , sales to get rid ol'
what will probably become lame
stock. It is a sfood thing to have
these Bales. This is what you put on
your body. Don't you grocery mer
chants think that it would be a
great help to business and custom- j
ers to dump some of vour stock in
the trash pi Ie and sell some at re
duced rates without a guarantee?
This is what you put in the stom
ach! It is serious business, for the
sake of saving a few pennies, tb
sell some of the stuff that goes out
of some stores into some of the
stomachs of people. Some stores
have candies, can goods, and other
articles old enough almost to voie
in the coming election. To sell this
stuff to an ignoramus is not hon
est, it is not fair, it is not genteel,
it is not treating your fellow man
according to the golden rule. It is a
crusher to your business. It matters
not how fair yon might be, if you
let pass over your counter a can of
impure or defective goods, it not
only cripples your business for rife,
but sometimes results in poison and
the innocent victim is the subject
of a careless merchant. People do
not forgive such things readily. The
same holds good with respect to
drugs, confectionary, etc. If salt can
lose its savor certainly diugs can do
the same under- certain conditions.
Upon thousands" pf merchants'
tombs might b^inscribed, 'He died
to save a penny.": It means death
to business and>-death to people.
We mean nothing personal by this
timely snir?restion. but we do mean
business! rtem-juiber that the Gol
den Rule will fit any sphere of
life. And the substance of the gol
den rule is. treat other people as
you would like them to treat you.
There is such a thing as criminal
carelessness, which in some coun
tries is punished by death. , All of
us need a good scrubbing at times.; j
And the scrubber is the best friend.,
we have. So let us make a clean
: Reasons fof-S???s.
The change that will inevitably
take place in our system of farming
with the coming of the boll weevil
demands that ive ?rive attention to
the best manner of not alone grow
ing foray?; for stuck, but, how to
sive it. Below w?! give nine rea
sons why they should:
J. By means of the silo more of
the food value ol' forage can be
saved than any other method of pre
servation now in use.
-2. The silo affords the means of
keeping, in small compass, a large
quantity of forage ?safe from the
weather and in 'convenient form to
:i. Forage placed in the silo keeps
at a uniform quality; whereas field
cured forage constantly deteriorates.
4. Considering the food value
saved, the silo affords the cheapest
means for forage preservation.
5. Because ol' the palatability and
succulence, silage possesses higher
feeding value than does the same
forage dry cured. Conservative
feeders estimate that the silo doubles
the value of the forage crop,
ti. Xot only corn, but Kaffir corn,
Milo maize, and sorghum are
adapted for use in the silo. All
these crops have been successfully
7. .Silage can be used in summer
and fall as a substitute for and to
8. lt has been conclusively proven
thai tue silo effects a considerable
saving in the cost of production of
beef and milk.
The silo enables the farmer to
keep more liv~ stuck, which prom
ises tho rotation ol crops and thc
preservation of the soi! fertility.
YViregrass Farmer, Asi urn, Ga.
To be alive in such an age!
To live to it!
To give to it!
Rise, soul, from thy despairing knees.
What if thy lips have drunk the lees?
The passion of a larger claim
WilLput thy puny grief to shame. 4
Fling forth thy sorrow to the wind
^.nd link thy hope with humankind;
Breathe the world-thought, do the
Think hugely of thy brother's need.
And what thy woe, and what thy
Look to the work the times reveal!
Give thanks with all thy flaming
Crave but to have in it a part
Give thanks and clasp thy heritage
To be alive in such an age!.
W ll ITH TU /JW 1N?W?.
Heavy Rain Has Fallen. Cotton
Crop Fine. Sad Death of
Mrs. George S. Cart
Dear Mr. Editor: As I have not
seen a letter from onr town in such
a long while I will try to give yon
a few dots.
After such a long drought, on
the 10th of this month we bad the
heaviest rainfall weliave ever had,
and we were certainly glad to see
it. Since the rain grass is coming in
a hurry. I guess the farmers will
have to hurry to keep it away from
The farmers are very busy plant
ing corn this week. In this section
they have fine cotton crops. As I
was looking across the farm to-day
I saw several cotton blooms.
Well, Mr. Editor, White Town
bas been well blessed with the
measles this spring. Some of our
trood friends went in their dens to
keep from having it. I will tell
them they can come out again to
get sunshine and enjoy the refresh
ing showers of rain we are getting
Many hearts were saddened when
the news reached them on Monday
last Mrs. G. S. Cartledge was dead.
She bad been in the hospital for
several months. Our hearts go out
in deepest sympathy for the entire
Wishing The Advertiser a good
year. A Friend.
Then 1862 Came.
j Mr. Editor: Some two months
airo I wrote np this article and
handed it to Dr. Mitchell to give
you buthe said he lost it. I guess he
slipped it in his left band Sunday
s hool coat pocket. Yes, 1862 came
ajid- with ic-a.'uew pb.i?e of the wsr.
Sweat, dust and blood had replaced
the music and wreaths of roses.
Faces were not so ruddy; they be
gan to look war-worn. The round
cheeks bad become gaunt; the
bright uniforms - tXrero battle soiled,
smoke bad stained ?hem, the biv
ouac dimmed them, the sun bad
changed the blue-gray to a sort of
scorched yellow. Waving handker
chiefs still greeted il e troops aa
they greeted them to ihe end ol' the
war, but few flowers were thrown
now, their good angels lookpd on in
silence and prayed for them. They
were no longer holiday soldiers, but
hardened in battle. They knew the
work before them, and advanced to
it with measured tramps of veter
ans. They fought as well as ever
soldiers did in all the world. Did
they not? Answer, "Cold Harbor,
Malvern Hill, Manassas,Fredericks
burg, Wilderness, Chancellorsville,
lu the lowlands and the mountains
in Virginia and Maryland they bore
aloft th" banner of the south in
stalwart hands, and carried it for
ward with unshrinking hearts to
that baptism of blood awaiting it.
That was the great year for the
south. The hour was dark, a huge
foe confronts ns, but wherever that
foo was met he seemed to kneel be
fore the mailed hand that buffetted
his front. All frippery and vicora
tion had long been stripped from
the anny. The fringes of war, real
war, had torn off the candy trap
pings, and the grim lips had mut
tered. "What I want is hard mus
cle and a brave heart, not tinsel."
The banels were seldom heard. The
musicians were tending the wound
ed, the drums had ceased their jovi
al rattle, and were chielly used in
the "lons: roll," which said, ' Get
ready boys, they are coming." So
in the midst of smoke and dust and
blood, with yells of triumph or
groans of agony, in the place of thc
gay cheering, passed that year of
battles, 186-2. The south was no
'onger romantic and elated on the
subject of the war, the soldiers no
longer looked out for adventures,
or for the glorious cannon ball to
carry off their heads and make their
names immortal. At home the old
men were arming and the women
sending words of ohc?r to their hus
bands and sons and praying; in the .
camps the old soldiers had forgot
ten the wreaths of roses; their
haverlocks were worn out, and they
no longer minded the sun. Gray
flannel bad replaced the fancy shirt
oosom-t, t iey carried tobacco in
their pockets, the faces once
ruddy, were now gaunt and
stained with powder, smoke and
blood. J. Russell Wright.