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"Mrs. Ennett Writes From Rome
and Naples, Italy.
Grand Hotel Flora,
' February 4, 1921.
My dearest Mother:
When we reached Rome last night
at six o'clock, it seemed as if we
would have to spend the night on the
streets for it was twelve o'clock be
fore we. could find any sort of place
to sleep. It seems that all of Italy
is over crowded with visitors now
and Rome most of all. In addition to
the crowds, a strike among all hotel
servants is on now, so between the
two, our prospects for getting shel
ter looked pretty gloomy for a while,
but at last this hotel offered us one
small single room and we grabbed it
thankfully. There are three reasons
to account for the unusual crowds
here now; first, it has been a long
time since people over here were al
lowed to travel at all; second, South
ern Europe is the playground of the
world, and last, Easter time is .ap
proaching, and the Catholics natural
ly congregate in Rome for the occa
sion. We could not have chosen a
worse time to visit "the Eternal
We began the day by rising late,
.as we were so tired after last night's
strenuous efforts, but spent the rest
of it at the Vatican and St. Peter's,
as these two places are the chief in
terest to all visitors.
With the help of guide books, I
managed to see the principal works
of art, but what is a day there when
it would take months to see all the '
beauties of the place? The Sistine J
chapel is all that has been represent
ed-and then some. St. Peter's was
more of a wonder to me than even the
Vatican. Pictures leave you utterly
unprepared for its immense size, and ^
you find it hard to realize that human ,
hands could build anything so beauti- .
ful. We were permitted to go down
and view the tomb of St. Peter him- (
self, and it certainly gives you a pe- j
culiar feeling to view all these an- *
tiquities and realize that two thou
sand centuries lie back of them.
In one part of the church were
crowds of priests (they may have (
been cardinals or bishops for all I j
know) going through a prayer ser
vice in Latin and in spite of the cu- 1
rious crowds, they continued their
?devotions as though oblivious of all 1
else. The city is literally filled with J
priests. Some are quite young and
look like students, while others look
like they might have worn away
.stone flours with their knees.
The whole scene is very pictures
que to look at. Everywhere you turn
.people are pouring over guide books
or studying over some memorial of .
"the grandeur that was Rome." Every
now and then the bells of St. Peter's
would ring out in deep, rich, mellow '
tones different from any I had ever (
beard before, and everywhere you .
turned your eyes, quiet priests or j
monks were kneeling at their devo
tions or walking around oblivious of
everything not connected with their
As we walked home we crossed the j
Tiber at the bridge Victor Emannuel, '}
passed along the way to the Castle
.Angelo built by the Emperor Adrian,
strolled past the Boi-ghese palace
with its ninety-six columns, but made
no attempt to get a nearer view. We
postponed that pleasure fo ranother
day. The palace was well-guarded and
I understand one of the guards to say
the Borghese prince made that his
home, and we would not be permitted
to enter, but my knowledge of Italian
is so limited, I get things pretty well
mixed at times.
On the way from Pisa yesterday
we passed immense flocks of sheep.
Shepherds assisted by dogs guarded
each flock, and some of the dogs were
huge white collies just like Bob. They
were right on the job and it made me
right homesick to see them.
It is hard to reconcile the love of
art and beauty that these people pos
sess with the filth and dirt you find
everywhere. They are doing a won
derful'work in sculpture that not an
American alive today could even ap
proximate, but there is bound to be
something wrong somewhere, with a
people who look like these, "and have
no aspirations for cleanliness.
Most of the visitors here seem
charmed with everything, and seem
to prefer Italy to America, but not
I. These antiquities are interesting
for a while, but the Italians are wel
come to keep them-if they have to
be appreciated in this environment.
Please continue to send letters to
the same address in Paris.
Grand Hotel Flora,
My dearest Mother:
We have been living in the past all
day and studying over Roman his
tory. Without a guide we found the
ancient Flaminian Way and walked
down to the Forum and viewed its
ruins; then we walked over the parts
which were left standing of the pal
ace of the Caesars and did all that
could be expected of two pilgrims
who know nothing of archaeology,
and not too much of history. We were
more interested in the Colosseum than
anything else, and had a guide to help
us. He showed us where the wild
beasts came in, and the positions oc
cupied by the Emperor, the Vestal
Virgins and the martyred Christians,
etc. It brought back the sufferings of
the early Christians very vividly, and
made me wonder if the present gen
eration would be half so faithful.
This is a great city and people
from all over the world come here to
study the old Roman Empire. As some
else has said "the story of the whole
world circles around this grand cen
ter." Everywhere we looked while
standing an the Palatine Hill, groups
of people could be seen with guide
books, studying it out. There is some
thing very fascinating about Rome
anyway. I have heard it said that it
meant more than any other city in
Europe, but between you and me, I.
believe the two principal reasons for |
its popularity is first, living is cheap
here, and second, people just natur
ally like this lazy life. Its a case of
starting out late in the morning'and
then living easy all day. We work
harder than anybody here and that's
because we are hurrying to crowd in
as much as possible in as short- time
as possible. The people here never
live as extravagantly as at home, and
really we are great wasters. Beggars
infest every street and they are the
whiniest, most disagreeable beggars
you ever.saw. They will follow you
a block hall crying and telling some
tale of woe which of course we never
understand. The streets are teaming
with flower sellers and they stick
i bunch of flowers at your face and
follow you around trying to make you
juy whether you want them or not.
Hie people as a race seem to be dead
;o that finer feeling about that sort
)f thing, and absolutely wanting in
jride. It is a marvel to me that there
?eems no drop of blood of the ancient
iloman in the degenerate race living
it the present day.
The hotels are beautifully furnish
:d but seldom have any baths or mod
;rn equipment such as the plainest
ittle hotels at home can boast of. We ]
ire many years ahead of this crowd, .
ilthough we have no history and no
nanners to boast of, and they are
velcome to these old ruins as long as
hey go along with poor sanitation .
md no bath tubs.
February 7, 1921.
Vly dearest Mother:
We left Rome sooner than first
planned because of the poor accomo
lations (owing to the crowded con
iitions I wrote you about) and the
.ainy weather, which seriously inter
fered with out sightseeing.
It is a most intersting city and well
A'orth spending months here. In fact
[ should like nothing better than to
pay another visit to Europe and spend
:he entire time here, but just now the
hotel accommodations are so inade
quate for the mob of visitors, that
we thought we had better move on.
You never could see such a cos
mopolitan crowd anywhere else.
There are whole families of Ameri
cans with their children either at
school or with a nursery governess.
Furthermore these same Americans
seem to have acquired all the manner
isms of the Latin race, for they ape
them to a degree that is disgusting to
. The Latin race~ thinks and feels
differently about every point of life
from what we do. They are, of course,
all Catholics, and I believe are just
as loyal to their church as we are,
but their method of observing the
Sabbath day is not ours. It is the fete
day of all the week, and last night
being Sunday night, they danced all
night long. Granted that this is their
idea of Sunday observance, why they
have as much right to their opinions
as I have. But to see Americans ape
and copy them makes me sick. Our
fellow country-women seem deter
mined to go them one better. They,
whose dainty fingers had never ac
complished one day's time of honest
week-day service, would bring out
their knitting or embroidery on Sun
day "because it looked so swell and
versed in the ways of the Continent."
They will come here and put up with
all sort of unsanitary arrangements
that they would scorn at home, and
excuse it in the same breath "because
the Italians are so light hearted and
The trip here from Rome was the
usual hard uncomfortable journey in
close little cars, with cigarettes puff
ed in your face every minute, with no
heat and travelling at the speed of an
American snail. The cars are filthy
and though we always travel first
class, it makes me shudder to think
what third class must be.
No wonder East Side, New York
looks and smells like it does. It is the
Italians that create these conditions
and Uncle Sam ought to put the
screws down on them as has been
done to the Japs. I will write more
fully about Naples later on, but at
present I have only seen enough to
be sure it is just as dirty as the rest
of the Italian' cities.
God bless and keep you always.
Rev. Weaver Says Man is Re
sponsible for Present Con
ditions and Must Work
His Way Out.
Mr. Editor: ,
I thank you for space in your pa
per to come before, the public again
to speak of the perilous times.
Someone asked me, "When do you
think times will be better?" My reply
was as soon as the nations get right
with God. Man brought all of this
trouble upon himself, and if it is
moved man must move it by doing
the will of God. Man has become
frightened at his own trick and he
need not look for God to move it. God
will not do for man what man can
do for himself.
This awful time has been a test to
the world. It has caused men to know
their friends better. It has brought
men to know men. If you have the
dollar you have friends. Don't be un
easy. Every dark cloud has a silver
God is sending this calamity as a
warning to the world. You can't make
times better by standing around
whining and complaining and leaving
the farms. God means for man to till
the earth for a living. If you disobey
that command both rich and poor will
starve. All factories will close and
men will come out of the coal mines
and every place of business on earth
will stop. The banks will be closed so
tight you couldn't get in if you would
try. So work and pray.
I must pause here to speak of one
of the ablest divines that has been in
Edgefield, to my knowledge, in the
person of Dr. Lee, the white Baptist
pastor. I hear that he is going to
leave Edgefield. He will leaye a host
of friends among both races. He's,not
narrow hearted with his gospel, nor
with his pocket book. He believes in
helping whenever help is needed, rich
or poor. He is so kind if I had a
chance I would cast my vote for him
to stay here. May God bless him and
his family in their new field of labor,
and may he live long to do much for
the uplift of fallen humanity.
Dr. Lee preached one of the ablest
?ermons I ever heard at Macedonia
my church-last Sunday afternoon,
March 20th. So we wish for him great
Yours for the cause,
F. A. WEAVER.
Mr. Sweet Potato in New Role.
We used to boast about the taters
And they couldn't be beat we
But after we'd tried, how good they
We let roasting them go to naught.
If the word fried potato, to your emo
tions does not cater,
Do not assume that your soul is dead;
You have merely been deprived of
the best thing alive
That your cook has held dormant in
We^all know the good in the old 'ta
ter puddin', %
When you season it up nice and
We know the grin that blossoms on
the face of 'possums,
When we bake 'em. and spread the
'taters round 'em.
I knew sooner or later, the old sweet
Was going to make a record of its
For that its juice, fine syrup will pro
Has very satisfactorily been shown.
You cannot tell its made from 'taters
by the smell,
When you dip this syrup with a
Its deodorized, and so thoroughly
That it makes the old 'tater change
They get good results by grinding
Into a very fine flour,
And you get something new by com
bining the two,
That now is the toast of the hour.
To change coal-like carbon, into the
The slow process of ages is required;
Yet there is only a minute, plus the
skill there is in it
Converts the sweet potato to a dish
W. S. G. HEATH.
ffun.3 Old Soras, Other Remedias Won't Cure.
The worst cases, no matter of how long standing,
are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr.
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It relieve?
Pain and Heals at the same time. 2? '. 50c, ila
siai sm ?S??sm
We have purchased a large assortment of Quality Brarid" Aluminum Ware of
all kinds that we are giving away FREE as premium for trading with. With
every purchase for cash we give a coupon, and the more coupons you get the
better piece of ware you get. See it in our window.
SPRING WALK-OVER OXFORDS
lill See our beautiful Oxfords and Pumps just re
?III ceived from the celebrated Walk-O ver factory.
We can please men and women of the most
Prices Very Much
Lower Than Last
Every department of our store is
now filled with new spring goods
and we invite our friends to come in to see them before they buy.
WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
Have just received a new shimnent of "College Girl" and
WA "Jane Jackson" Corsets. Both of these are celebrated brands
" News From Epworth.
Will you please allow me space
rour valuable paper for a few d<
rom this place?
The farmers are busy prepari
br this year's crops. The cotton aci
ige will be reduced a great deal
The Celestia school gave an Eas!
?unt yesterday afternoon and it vi
rery much enjoyed by the young pc
)le of the community. Master Mon
Boone found the golden .egg ai
von the prize.
Misses Viola and Gladys Robe:
ion visited Miss Ethel Ouzts last Su
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Freeland visit
.datives- at Eulala last Sunday.
Miss Jewell Faulkner is home fro
Lander College spending the wee
Miss Grace Verner spent last wee
md with the Misses Stroud.
Rev. R. M. Tucker spent last Su:
lay in the home of Mr. W. M. Boon
Mr. Joe Ouzts and Miss Docie Li
Horn were married last Friday ?
Ninety Six by Rev. M. M. Brabhar
There must be some attraction c
the Eulala side for Messrs. J. ]
Chappell and Wyatt McDowell J
they frequently visit that communit;
Mr. Ivy DeLoach made a businei
trip in this community last week.
Mr. Ben Dorn visited Mr. Marvi
Ouzts last Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. J. M. Hamilton spent las
week with her daughters, Mrs. Clev
Ouzts and Mrs. Price Ouzts.
Mrs. W. M. Boone has been ver
sick for two weeks. We are glad t
know that she is improving.
Mrs. Mollie Harris has returne
home after a pleasant visit to rete
tives and friends at Fruit Hill an
Mrs. E. T. Chappell has been on ?
visit to her daughter, Mrs. Wagne
of North Augusta, S. C.
Mr. Robert Adams and sister, Mis
Minnie Lee have moved in this com
munity. We welcome them.
The many friends of Master Wil
liam Boone regret to learn of his ill
ness and hope that he will soon b<
restored to health.
Come again, Sweetwater, we enjoy
ed reading your letters.
Epworth, S. C.
Trenton News Items.
Miss Corrie Thomas from Columbia
spent the week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Thomas.
Miss Gatlin from Trenton spent
Easter in Columbia.
Mrs. Sallie Tillman has returned
from a delightful visit to her son,
Henry C. Tillman in Greenwood, S.
Miss Mattie Harrison from Union
spent last week with her aunts, Miss
es May and Carrie Harrison.
Miss Henry Solomon from Estill,
S. C., is visiting Miss Helen Marsh.
The'Baptists and Presbyterians had
an egg hunt for their Sunday school
children last week.
The Kill Kare Klub met with Miss
Sabe Miller last week.
Mrs. Charles Graham from Scran
ton, S. C., is spending Easter with
her parents, Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Hun
Misses Sophie and Katherine Mims
from Edgefield have been- on a visit
to their sister, Mrs. P. B. Day.
Miss Zelee Yates had as her guest
for Easter, Miss Mary Stobbs from
Aiken College, and on Saturday even
ing entertained in honor of her.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Mathis, Mrs. J.
D. Mathis, Jr., and Miss Susan Mathis
went to Aiken to hear the bishop.
Cow Peas. Wanted.
For peas sacked in good bags we
can pay you for prompt shipment
f. o. b. your shopping point.
Straight varieties, $2.00 per bu.
Mixed, $L90 per bu., White, $1.75
per bu. Write or wire us what you
WALTON & COMPANY
Augusta . Georgia.
We having organized the Edgefield
National Farm Loan Association in
connection with the Federal Land
Bank, I shall be glad to file your ap
plication for a loan.
J. H. CANTELOU,
Edgefield, S. C.
March 29, 1921.
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long staple cotton s?ed for planting
at 75 cents per bushel.
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January 1, 1921.
Certificate of Deposit No. 131 issued
by the Bank of Western Carolina,'
Johnston, S. C., to Minty Stafford for
$300.00 with interest from date at
the rate of five per centurii per an
num, having been lost in the mails,
notice is hereby given that I will ap
ply to the Bank of Western Carolina, j
Johnston, S. C., to April 29th, 1921,
for a new certificate in like amount.