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A Tribute of Love to the Meir
ory of Joseph P. Strom.
When we think of the numbers c
young men who have given up thei
lives for their country, for the sak
of humanity, and realizing th
homes that are made sad, the vacar
chairs around the fireside, the love
Voices forever stilled, how many fon
mothers' hearts are crushed wit
grief. Yet bowing in submission t
God's will, we can but explain, C
death where is thy sting? 0, grav
where is thy victory?
We were deeply pained when th
information came on November li)
that Joseph Preston Strom had sue
cumbed to bronchial pneumonia, fhi
date of death uncertain.
Preston was just in the prime o:
young manhood, 25 years of age th<
21st of last January.
He was among the first to answei
the country's call, volunteering foi
service with the Coast Artillery ol
Greenwood, July 28, 11)17. Captait
Henry C. Tillman was commanding
officer; was stationed at Fort Moul
trie for 13 months and 12 days, sent
from Fort Moultrie to Camp Merritt
N. J. September 20th and five days
later was ordered overseas.
The ship on which he sailed landed
safely overseas on October 11th.
This was the last message until
notified of his death.
Preston was taken sick before he
'reached the front. He gave his noble
young life for his country as much
so as if he had fallen on the battle
He was a noble young man vrho
will be missed in the home, communi
ty and church.
I have watched him develop from a
child, being his Sunday School teach
er for a number of years. It was a
pleasure to see his bright face, full
of interest as we studied God's word,
never shirking a Christian duty.
He was a member of Rehoboth
Baptist Church, where he loved to at
tend services. Preston was a true
friend, a devoted son and brother.
His visits to me when home on
short furloughs, are precious memo
ries of the past.
His happy face was an inspiration
relating his experiences as a soldier
He suffered intensely from the
cold of last winter.yet not a com
plaint, realizing that all he could en
dure was for his country.
esire to thank
T for the very
in 1918. \
3 have had the
>n in Edgefield
ight at reason!
e prices. We"
have everX cg
. ef f pris y?fseV
ana we^shall v
Sat Sao leaSa lease. ic, aa oBsJcaaa icaE
God bless us and help us to bear I
these sad bereavements, those of us ]
who loved Preston, but more especial ]
ly his devoted parents, brothels and 1
We know they trust in Thee and '
Thy grace is able to sustain them. '
Give them a double portion of Thy I
grace tu support them in this dark
Blessed hope that in Jesus is given,.'
In our sorrow to cheer and sus- :
That soon in.__the mansion of .
We shall meet our loved ones
The Sad Death of Mr. W. S.
About one year ago, Mr. and Mrs. ?
W. S. Cogburn and their four little ,
boys went away from Edgefield to
make their home in our neighboring ,
city of Greenwood. Edgefield was j
loathe to relinquish their hold on j
this family, the father, the mother <
and each of the children. They were .
a part of our community life ?nd ]
IT)neb beloved. ?
A few months ago, the youngest of '
the family, little Scott She >;.ard !
Cogburn, was brought and '.aid to '
rest in our village cemetery.
On Monday afternoon, just week 1
from the time he was taken si'-k with ;
influenza, the father of the family
W. S. Cogburn, was brought to Edge
field and the body placed in the Bap- 1
tist Church where he had worshipped 1
so many times ,among a wealth of I
floral tributes from friends and re?a- !
tives and orrganizations which held
him in high esteem. < 1
As the hour arrived for the funer- '
al, the church became the centre of
interest to every one and rapidly fill
ed with people sympathizing with
the bereaved families so saddened by
this sudden and grievous affliction. ;
The funeral services were conduct- i
ed by Dr. Smith, pastor of the South t
Main Street Baptist Church of which <
Mr. Cogburn and his family were t
members. The male quartette of the 1
Baraca class of Greenwood of which f
he was president, sang two beautiful i
and comforting selections, "Thy will t
be done," and "Death is only a ?
dream.*' Dr. Smith gave great com
for to the family and friends in what (
he said to them and concerning the c
hope and expectations the church at '.
my friends ai
. generous pa
afrl? prioes an
exp^?t?? to car:
ir^eoV and sh
ve thern hone
^all of the pe
ne year just (
Greenwood had placed in Mr. Cop
burn as leader of the Baraca class.
He spoke also of his genial disposi
tion and manner and said that his
friends were numbered by his ac
quaintances. Dr. Smith was assisted
in the services by Rev. R. G. Lee,
pastor of the Edgefield Baptist
Church. The male quartette was
Messrs. Sumter Wright, Bannister,
Budrow, and Arrington. The active
pall bearers, Messrs. J. T. Abney,
Furman Etheredge, Brooks Marshall,
R. A. Darling, C. C. Fuller, W. H.
Veldell. Ebbie Adams and T. .M. Mill
ar, all of Greenwood. Besides these
.here were many other friends from
Greenwood and Johnston, Trenton
md the county, coming to pay their
The services were concluded at the
rrave, the quartette singing "Good
light," and thc last resting place was
jovered with flowers.
Mr. Cogburn had been a member
jf the church since his boyhood, hav
ing been converted during the pas
torate of Rev. W. T. Hundly at John
ston. He was thirty seven years of
ige at the time of his passing away,
caving his wife who was Lillie Shep
pard, three sons, Benjamin, William,
ind Wilbur Moore, and his father
ind mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Cog
Durn, sister, Mrs. Samuel Craig of
Anderson, brothers Horace and Paul
in France and Carroll of Augusta,
id his grandmother Mrs. Missouri
It was but a few days ago when he
.vas showing hospitality ann kindness
io friends from Edegefield who had
?one to Greenwood on a similar mis
All of Edgefield sorrows with the
jereaved mother and father, wife
ind children, sister and brothers.
All persons owning property of
my kind whatsoever, or in any ca
Dacity, as husband, guardian, execu
tor, administrator or trustees are re
hired to make returns of the same
,o the Auditor under oath within the
?me mentioned below and the Audi
;or is required by law to add a pen
ilty of 50 per cent to all property
that is not returned on or before the
20th day of February in any year.
All male citizens between the ages
)f 21 and 60 years except those ex
;mpt by law are deemed taxable polls
rhe 50 per cent penalty will be added
ad the ?dgefield people gener
^troziage that they have given
Le?sof any year that we have
arried a large stock which was
d we sold our goods at reason
ry the best stock in 1919 that
all appreciate a continuance of
feel that the public appreciate
stly and to the best of our abil
to merit their confidence.
?opie for the splendid business
for failure to make returns.
For the convenience of tax payers,
I or my representative will be at the
following appointed places on the
dates mentioned to receive tax re
Ropers-Wednesday, January 15,
Meriwether-(At Joe Thurmond's
Store) Thursday, January lGth.
Collier- Friday, January 17th.
Hod Hill-Saturday, January 18th.
W. R. E. Winn's Store-Monday.
( leora-Tuesday, January 21st.
Pleasant Lane-Wednesday, Jan
Meeting Street-Thursday, Jan
Johnston-Friday. January 24th.
Herrin 's Store-Saturday, January
Trenton-Monday, January 27th.
The oflice will be open to receive
returns from thc iir.it day of January
till the 20th day of Feb. lOif, as pre
scribed by law.
J. R. TIMM ERM AM,
Auditor, E. C. S. C.
One 12 Horse Power Gasoline En
gine for sale or will trade for a small
er one. Will sell cheap.
G. C. JORDON.
Callison, S. C.
Piles Cured in G to 14 Days
Your dru?:cr?st will refund money if PAZO
OINTMENT fails to cure any case of Itching,
Blind,'?Meedinc or Protruding Piles in Oto Mday.s.
The fir. t application sives Hast* and Rest. ?0c.
Notice of Final Discharge
To Al^ Wliom These Presents- May
Conc?tm : \
WHER^AS\john D^- Boswell has
made appliontio? un?-o this Court for
re the Estate
}rd day of^-f/ecem
or parties inter;
before me afccmy
Court House, South
.onina, on the
3rd da^ of JanuaryA l\l9 at ll
o'clock a- ni., why said arder of Dis
charge should not be granted.
W. T. KINNAIRD,
J. P. C., E. C. S. C. .
3rd December, 191S
We extend j*four tHends ai^patrons
gTeetingy^ the Ne^'ep^ind wish
each ?>f yow \ liappv^iid prosperous
~We wish al^fo tMj?v you^or your
liberal gp^ronage duriihiMthe patt year.
Our^pffwts in the futurfevas ii\th?
pasrff, will be to more> than eV?r merit
your confidence and esteem.
E. S. RIVES