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Revival Services at Philippi
Resulted in Forty Additions
To Church. Death of Mr.
Mrs. Garrett and children, of Au
gusta, has joined Mr. Garrett, who
has been here as cotton buyer, for
the past two months. Mr. Garrett
contemplates locating here and will
do so as soon as a residence is avail
able. It is his intention to purchase
Mrs. Browne and her daughter, of
Newberry, and Miss Pendleton of
Greenwood, are guests in the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Walker.
Mr. Leland Miller, of Richmond,
Va., has joined his wife here, who
is visiting in the home of her bro
ther, Mr. William Bouknight. The
latter part of the week they will re
turn to Viginia.
x Miss Mallie Waters ' has returned
from a three weeks' visit to her sis
ter, Miss Annie Waters, in Augusta.
Mrs. Lyn L. Allen and Margarie,
have gone to Saluda to visit the
family of the former's brother, Dr.
John D. Waters.
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell has returned
to4 Mullins after a visit to her sister,
Mrs. John Halford.
Mrs. Leora Wright Simmons has
gone to Greenwood to visit her bro
ther, Mr. Sumter Wright, and after
a month's stay there, will return to
Coker College, where she is matron,
and will see that things are in readi
ness for the return of the students.
Mrs. Simmons is held in affection by
all of the girls, because she exer
cises such a kind and gentle spirit
over all. The college is fortunate
in having secured her.
Mrs. B. T. Boatwright and children
are at home from a yisit to Mrs. Mc
Intyre at Mullins and Miss Marie
Ferrell, at Rock Hill. Miss Ferrell
returned with her for a visit.
John ..Saber, has returned from
ts to his sisters at Jonesville and
Dr. Mal Anderson has returned
to Atlanta, after a visit to the fam
ily of his uncle, Mr. Tom Milford.
Mrs. Amelia Satcher, of North
Augusta spent the past week here
Mrs. Ona Denny Reese and Miss
Martha Reese, of Columbia, have
been guests of Mrs. T. R. Denny.
Miss Emmie Wright has returned
from a visit to Columbia and Lamar.
While at the latter place she acted
as bridesmaid at the marriage of
Miss Annie Lykes to Mr. Dukes.
Miss Lykes and Miss Wright were
teachers at Harmony school and a
warm friendship exists between
them. Tt is regretted by the trus
tees that neither of the young ladies
will be associated with the school
during the coming term.
Miss Fulton, of Danville, Va. with
the little boy whom she has adopted
arrived last week to visit her sister,
Mrs. W. S. Brooke.
Miss Lois Fox, of Thomasville, Ga.
is visiting Miss Florence Wright.
Mr. W. A. Bradfield, of Charlotte,
was the guest of friends here last
Little Annie Lamar, the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. rAchie Lewis is re
covering from an attack of fever.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Cook and little
sons, Harry and Ed, have been visit
ing in the home of the latter's broth
er, Mr. Harry C. Strother.
Messrs. John and Hiendell Mobley
of Milledgeville, Ga. have teen for a
visit to their grand-father's Dr. S. G.
Mrs. Davis, of Columbia, is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. M. W.
Mr. Nixon spent the week end in
the home of Dr. J. A. Mobley. He is
associated with the Connie Maxwell
Orphanage, and on Sunday morning
at the Baptist Sunday School made
an interesting talk on the orphanage.
Miss Elise Mobley has returned
from Hartsville, where she visited
Mrs. Eugene McAlpine.
Mr. and Mrs. George Gaulphin, of
Ninety Six, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Albert Lott.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cassells, of
Ellenton, are visiting in the home
of Mr. W. P. Cassells.
A splendid meeting has just clos
ed at Philippi church, the pastor,
Mr. Sexton, being assisted by Rev.
Bucholz, and Mr. Baggat had chai
of the music. There were forty ?
ditions to the church by experier
and by letter. Every day there w<
several from here who would atte
these good services.
The community of Philippi 1
sustained a great loss in the des
of Mr. Henry Jackson, which occt
red on last Saturday. For soi
time he has been ill, suffering frc
a cancer of the stomach. Duri
the past month he was at the Ul
versify hospital for treatment. T
funeral took place Sunday morni;
at Philippi Baptist Church and w
largely attended. Mr. Jackson w
a noble Christian man and was lov
by all, and one of his chief aims
life was to do all the good he coul
He leaves a large family connects
and several children, his wife havii
died several years ago. The Re
John Jackson, his youngest son,
in China, a missionary, having bei
on the foreign fields nearly tv
years. Mrs. Irvin Reames, of th
place, is one of his daughters.
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. Wertz are j
home from a visit to their daughte
Mrs. Taylor Goodwyn, at Greenwoo
Miss Annie Holmes Harrisoi
while visiting in Camden last wee
happened to a painful accident. Sh
with several friends, were out drr
ing and there was a collision c
cars. She was badly cut about tl
face and head, several stitches hai
ing to be taken.
Mrs. Edward Black, of Willistoi
has been the guest of Miss Halli
Mr. and Mrs. Porter Dorn, of Mc
Cormick, have been guests of the lal
ter's brothers, Messrs. Claud and J
Miss Laurie Hoyt has returne
from a visit in Columbia.
Mr. Epps Ready has won a schol
arship at the University of Souti
Carolina and is to be congratulated
Mrs. Tom Weiderman spent las
week in Columbia with relatives..
-^Mss^r Jane1 Tompkins?-^enfertainec
on last Tuesday morning in honoi
of her sister, Mrs. Irvin Welling, o:
Darlington, and Mrs. John Aull, o:
Columbia. There were several guest:
from Edgefield. Six tables of bridgi
were played and later a hot luncheoi
The Possibilities of Edgefield
as a "Summer School
To those of us who have long fell
the great possibilities of our place
it is most gratifying to learn .froir
the lips of one, whose wide travel
not only in this country but abroad,
makes the -statements regarding the
suitability of the place as a Summei
School Center, of remarkable value.
Edgefield possesses a splendid sum
mer climate, the nights are cool and
the air is bracing. The many beauti
ful trees that shade the streets give
restful happiness to the eyes and the
surrounding country has natural
beauties to tempt those inclined to
journey afar, to make many pleas
Never before has Edgefield been so
splendidly equipped to handle the
friends from away or the strangers
within her gates. The Dixie Highway
Hotel with its genial atmosphere of
cordial hospitality under the able
management of Mr. Vause, is a place
one arrives at with delight and leaves
with keen regret. Here the old time
traditions of the South's world fa
mous cuisine are worthily upheld,
and a season spent in profitable
study with headquarters at this
hostelry results in a two-fold gain,
of knowledge and health. -
With such pleasant surroundings
a most profitable six weeks' study
study course was initiated this sum
mer under Signora De Fabritiis,
whose wide success as a singer and
teacher in the East have been dupli
cated in our own Southland this past
year, and so great is the enthusiasm
of her present class for continuance
of the Summer School Idea that a
twelve weeks' session is being plan
ned for next summer. Assisting Sig
nora De Fabritiis and affording op
portunities for those who desire
other studies will be various other
The talented girls and women who
have come in contact with the enthu
siastic genius of this "builder 'f
voice" are all eager to do their share
to help make America a singing peo
Irvin Cobb's Experience in
Matter of "Reducing M
The Savannah Press prints , a
excellent condensation of the re
article in the Saturday Evening,
by Irvin Cobb on the result of
efforts of that well-known write
"scatter" his superfluous flesh.
Press concludes that "the secre
it all is that if one wants to rei
one's bulk, it is necessary to rei
one's provenders." But let Cobb
the story as The Press presents
"After consulting various dis
guished physicians, who gave
conflicting advice, Cobb made oui
own schedule. He tried the exj
ment on a sleeping car and ord(
for breakfast prunes, coffee with,
milk, dry toast and one egg.
"At noon he took dried toast
small portion of boiled tongue*,
a raw apple. By afternoon he I
suffering like a man on a hun
strike. His palate had merely- b
teased. "Every salivary gland .'1
standing on tiptoe screaming;
help and every fibre of his inner,
ing cried out for greases and sugi
By four o'clock in the afternoon
could "appreciate the sensation ?
conch shell on a parlor whatnot.*''
"His dinner was clear soup, a sn
thin slice of roast beef, gluten bre
another raw apple and a piece
cheese-nothing, rich, nothing exot
He took 'his coffee straight witti'|
sugar or milk. Next day he kept t
up. Before night of the second id
that all-gone sensation had "vanish;
He found he could get along on ft
the food that he had been" delud
to think was nourishing. Before i
end of the week he felt fitter a
spryer than he had for years pa
more alive, more enterested in thin
quicker on his feet and brisker
his mental process. "The foggy fe
ing in his head was gone." He si
had a double chin in front, but^t
third one*, which he carried' behi:
as. a spar?, the'one which ran-a??;f
way around his neck, had melt
away. His first and second mezz
hine were visibly trimmed. He b
came thinner and happier. He i
duced himself from two hundred ai
thirty pounds to one hundred ai
ninety-five. Several of his notic
able convexes had become plain su
faces and gave promise in due se
son of becoming almost concave. F.
lost between two and three poun<
a week. He cut out all the cereals, a
white and hot breads, practically a
pastry; white potatoes, rice, poi
and ham. He didn't use cream i
his coffee nor in his fruit. He coi
sumes one-third of his usual amour
of butter a day and one-half as muc
meat. He managed to exist on fies]
fowl, fish and berries, fruits an
vegetables, but not the starchy veg<
tables. His advice lo his fellowme
is to do likewise. He doesn't b(
lieve in artificial methods, electri
baths; but good, plain bathing. Hi
advice is to those who owe thei
grossness to gluttony-about 90 pe
cent? of the American people. H
warns the artists who caricature hi
articles by drawing fat men in Th
Saturday Evening Post that he ha
reduced his belt line and his coila
size. In the midst of his happines
he utters three rousing cheers fo:
'lithe-some grace regained.' "-Au
Talented Entertainers Well
On Monday evening Miss Hynes anc
Miss Cline, pupils of Signora de Fabri
tiis, gave a delightful program in the
Edgefield opera house. The selections
gave the audience an insight into the
negro life of the ante-belluii. South,
since the songs by Miss Cline were the
old melodies that all Southerners love
so well. Her sweet voice and quaint
old-fashioned costur?. charmed the au
Miss Hynes told the negro folk sto
ries and read the Civil War story, "The
Little Rebel, " in a most pleasing and
effective manner. She also wore the
quaint costume of the old South. The
program was so delightful that the au
dience would have been pleased to have
had it longer. Signora de Fabritiis. is
to be congratulated upon the success of
pie and they plan to share with
others the precious knowledge ac
quired from both the cocert plat
form and he studio.
Iisit to the Missions of ?
sigo, and a Glimpse o
s afternoon I visited the
>an Juan Capistrano, a plac
ding walls and mellow drei
rthday is identical with tha
ountry's freedom, the g
)f 1776. Thc old ever attr
lore than the new. I wc
? see the old grey missior
sn whose form was c
ly, with its walls in ru
i .palace w^iose mahogany
furniture reflected light,
an epoch in history; it sta
ional to faithful work, a tr;
ace for all those who care
|?me and meditate and be uplifl
Kaamost. every building that .
gisted through the years has bi
toe planned with love of some !
pack of it. The Taj Mahal, the m
[Beautiful edifice in the world
orected by the Indian ruler in#m<
wry of his .wife; the early, sm;
Srindowed buildings of Harvard w<
l?nade possible through the gener
pty of John Harvard, who loved 1
j&puth of America. Churches J
?eVfir made for the worship of Gi
j The mission, the San # Juan Cap
rafcno was erected through the effo
w?' the Spanish Fathers who lo\
the Indians and were the means
pHi?ir conversion. Along the dus
highways which lead from one m
[sion to another walked the broi
hooded Padres with their flowi
tobes about them and their ste
sticks, teaching and preachit
|There are twenty-one missio
dong the coast of California frc
?San . Francisco, south, each a di
?ap?rt, when the traveller is ri
?ng on horse-back, in those days i
?e?d ? luxurious means of trar
[portation. Along the highwa
?travelled by these early priests ha
?t??en plac?d bells bearing the wor
?"El Camino Real," meaning tl
'."In 1812 during mass an eart
quake destroyed a great part of tl
mission and killed many worshipper
Otherwise it would surely have bee
standing to this day, since its stru
ture was very secure, being made (
boulders, adobe, sandstone, wooi
iron, etc., all crude but skillfull
erected by the Indians under tl
I supervision of the Franciscan Fatl
The Indians were taught in th
missions and there assembled the
depended on their teachers for sui
tenance. Sometimes as many a
eleven htmdred Indians were fed a
one time. They lived in small adob
?houses assembled around the plazi
The mission was wonderfully plan
ned, being a sort of communit;
house and a church for worship ani
study. There were shops for crafts
men, store houses, rooms for th
Padres and guests.
The guides who took me througl
were both Mexican boys who seem
ed peculiarly reverential and wen
informed about all the antique re
mams of the historic place.
The grey arched walls and must3
buildings surround a huge court
gay with jed geraniums that seem z
living symbol of the colorful ro
mance that always surround a lane
where the Indians and the Spaniard
left'their traditions-where the sun
always shines and the palm trees
fold their broad leaves.
.The early fathers?were character
ized by their knowledge, for /religion
must ever be the light which de
stroys ignorance and superstition.
The museum shows the remaining
volumes, yellow with age and of. in
terest only to those who can read
Spanish and Latin.
The missions are now only show
places, uses of modern civilization
having made them unnecessary and
impractical, ~but they are none the
less interesting because their prime
has past; they are meccas for stu
dents of history and religion.
I went down into Mexico, to
Tijiana. It is with a peculiar sense
of uncertainty that a traveller steps
over from his own land into that
of. another country, more par
ticularly if that other country be
Mexico, a sort of smoldering volea
no of superstition and ignorance en
hanced by numerous bar rooms.
One half-unconsciously expects
the cactus to grow more thickly a
few feet over the line and the sun
to bake the sand more hotly, but in
reality, of course, Mexico is but a
continuation of our own state ' of
On the American side of the line
is the American custom house and
on the other side the Mexican. We
had our pictures taken in huge som
breros and bright colored shawls,
some holding sinister looking weap
One could not miss reading the
sign which stated that any one at
tempting to bring whiskey over to
the United States border would be
arrested and his automobile con
fiscated, a punishment none too
strong. The customs officers search
ed the cars as they came through.
Mexico is a land flowing with
strong drink. I went into one sa
loon for the experience, since I had
reached my present age without
ever having had such a close asso
I was greatly gratified to hear
that on last Thanksgiving-a very
appropriate time-all the gambling
houses were closed, since the wife
of the president of Mexico was a
member of the Woman's Christian
Temperance Union. So much for
the practical results of this world
famous organization. It was indeed
a contrast from the quiet of the
missions to the gay life of this for
San Diego, Calif., July 22, 1921.
U. S. Grant Hotel.
Successful Summer School of
Last Saturday marked the closing
of a six weeks course of study for
voice pupils conducted by, Signora
De Fabritiis. Edgefield should in
deed feel happy to have been chosen
as the site for this summer school.
Signora De Fabritiis was consider
ed one of the finest voice teachers on
the faculty of the New England Con
servatory, when a year ago she re
signed her position to come South
and the South is to be envied in hav
ing been chosen as the locale of her
labors. Any community in which
Signora De Fabritiis resides is most
fortunate, for her presence in its
midst lends much to its cultural life.
Her charm of personality wins for
her as warm friends all who meet
her, and those who have the privil
ege of studying with her are to be
She is one of those rarely gifted
teachers who makes the pupils feel
at once her keenly sympathetic in
terest in his particular difficulty. She
teaches from a vast understanding
of her subject and with a whole
hearted enthusiasm, so that the pu
pil gains in each lesson an under
standing of the use of the voice
that is gained from most teachers
only through months of study. And
from the professional field many pu
pils look back to her with gratitude
for the ideals implanted by her dur*
ing their period of study.
In her own professional concert
work in this country and abroad she
has won great admiration from the
critic^, for as the Fieramosca of
Florence, Italy, says, "Carolina De
Fabritiis is gifted with a beautiful
voice which she uses with the skill
of a great artist."
It is rare that we in this part of
the country have in our midst a con
cert artist and teacher of power
equal to that of Signora De Fabritiis
and we appreciate her presence.
Cotton Grader and Seller.
The Cotton Growers' Association, as
sisted by the Edgefield Chamber of
Commerce, has employed Mr. A.
Bramlett as public cotton grader at
Edgefield for the ensuing 12 months.
He will also serve the cotton producers
as selling agent, which will enable
them to realize the highest possible
price for their cotton. The establish
ing of a direct relationship between the
farmer and spinners or exporters is go
ing one step further than last year.
All cotton producers should give this
new undertaking their full co-operation
to the end that it be made a success
from the outset Mr. Bramlett is a
graduate of the Citadel, and comes to
Edgefield with the very best creden
tials, and we regard him and his good
wife, who is one of the foremost work
ers among the Presbyterian women of
the State, as very valuable acquisitions
to our citizenship,
Cows and Top Minnows Help
New York, July 31.-Successful
use of the cow and the top minnow
in fighting the malaria spreading mos
quito known as Anopheles is describ
ed in the third installment of the an
nual review of the Rockefeller Foun*
dation's work made public today.
The experiments were made in the
bayou region of the Louisiana where
the mosquito, if unmolested, multi
plies at a tremendous rate in the still
warm water. The top minnows, it was
found, devoured the mosquito eggs as
fast as they were deposited save in
the zones near the shore where the
growing vegetation afforded protec
tion. Here the cows played their part;.
The banks were turned into pastures,
and the cows devoured the grasses
along the water edge, leaving the
mosquito eggs to the mercy of the
Work against the ravages of hook:
worm has been undertaken in Brazil,
Australia and Papua, besides the
American southern states, the report
declared, it would be extended pres
ently to New Guinea.
News of Trenton.
Trenton, Aug. 1-Mrs. Sidney Mil
edler and Mrs. Gifford Bigford re
ceived their friends at Mrs. Miller's
home Friday morning in honor of
Mrs. H. S. Haynes, of Greensboro,.
N. C. The receiving line was com
posed of Mesdames Miller, Bigford,.
Haynes and Bryan. Score cards were
handed by Mrs. Bess Miller and
places were found at tables placed
on the wide veranda. Ferns and
yellow daisies were massed in the
hallway and reception room and fill
ed the porch boxes and urns on the
veranda. The tables were covered
with beautiful centerpieces and on
each was a yellow basket filled vrifit
yellow mints. Auction was played
Mrs. A. B. Miller holding the high
est score, was presented a lovely
white ad yellow pin tray which she
"presented' to Mrs. Leland Miller
Mrs. Haynes was presented a lovely
corsage of yellow organdy flowers.
Mrs. B. J. Day, Jr., holding the
smallest score, received a lemon tied
in yellow paper, with yellow ribbon.
A delicious salad course with iced
tea was served. Mrs. Garland Cole
man rendered lovely selections on
the piano during the morning. Mrs.
Haynes was beloved by the people
when she visited here as Miss Alice
Hobson, of Richmond.
The K. K. K. was entertained by
Miss Ray Swearingen Wednesday
afternoon. Yellow was the color
scheme and was carried out in the
decoration of yellow daisies and in
the delicious salad course. Rook was
the game of the afternoon. Besides
the club members were Miss Laurie
Moore and her guests, Misses Mar
garet Russell, and Alice Spivey and
her own guests, Mrs. Johnson and
Mrs. W. G. Swearingen.
Miss Laurie Moore received in
honor of her guests, Miss Russell, of*
Society Hill and Miss Spivey, of
Conway, Friday evening. Pink was
the selected color and carried out
in the cut flowers and cream and
cake served during the evening.
The Baptist Sunday School held!
a picnic at Salter's pond Wednesday
afternoon. The bountiful lunches,
boating and bathing were enjoyed'
Miss Dollie Quarles, of Ridge
Springs is visitinig Miss Lizzie Quar
Miss Sallie May Miller, of Edge
field is the guest of Mrs. Susie Mil
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Rentz and'
children have returned from a visit
to Mrs. Rentz's parents in Linwood.
Miss Frederick Culluni anad Miss1
Eunice Inman, of Augusta, Ga., are
guests of Miss Zelee Yates.
Miss Edith Lindler of Johnston/
is the guest of Miss Margaret Smith.
Misses Fannie Harrison, Mattie
Lee Long and Helen Marsh are
spending their vacation among the
North Carolina mountains.
Mrs. A. L. Ducker, of Charlotte,
N. C., Mrs. R. E. Sease and Miss
Rosa Belle Sease are visiting Mrs. TL
cores OM Sores, ?ther Rem?dies Won't Car?..
T/he worst cases, uq matter of how Iona; standing
are cared by the wonderful, old reliable Ht,
Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. It re?evel
'?in and Heals at the wc that. 25c SOOitlS?