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VOL. 86 No. 26 JOHNSTON LETTER Revival Services at Philippi Resulted in Forty Additions To Church. Death of Mr. Henry Jackson. 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 a home. 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 Columbia. 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 with relatives. 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 week. 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. Mobley. Mrs. Davis, of Columbia, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. M. W. Crouch. 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 White. Mr. and Mrs. Porter Dorn, of Mc Cormick, have been guests of the lal ter's brothers, Messrs. Claud and J Neil Lott. 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 was served. The Possibilities of Edgefield as a "Summer School Center." 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 ant excursions. 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 prominent teachers. 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 Weight." 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 story: "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 gusta Chronicle. Talented Entertainers Well Received. 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 dience. 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 her pupila. 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 Mexico. Advertiser: 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 ??Ing's -Highway. '."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 ers. 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 Califoria. 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 ons. 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 ciation. 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 eign town. FLORENCE MIMS, San Diego, Calif., July 22, 1921. U. S. Grant Hotel. Successful Summer School of Music Closed. 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 envied. 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 Fight Mosquitoes. 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 top minnows. 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' by all. Miss Dollie Quarles, of Ridge Springs is visitinig Miss Lizzie Quar les. Miss Sallie May Miller, of Edge field is the guest of Mrs. Susie Mil ler. 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 J. Smith. 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?