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V0L- 86 . EDGEFIELD, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JOYL 6, (921
Two Dedicate Lives to Minis
try. U. D. C. Give Annual
Picnic. A Tribute to
Following the service on Sunday
morning at the Baptist church, Mr.
James Edwards made a statement
that made glad the hearts of all. He
said that almost sixteen years to the
date, he gave his life's services to
his Master, and had decided to preach
the gospel, and later, his church
granted him this privilege, and he at
tended Wake Forest College, North
Carolina, with a view of fitting him
self for this great life work. Later
on, he said, that he felt that maybe
it was the Lord's will that he was not
to preach, but that he could help in
the Kingdom more by making the
means of adding to the Lord's treas
ury, and thus advance the Kingdom.
During the recent revival, Mr. Ed
wards was firmly convinced that the
Lord wanted him as one of His la
borers, as a minister of the gospel,
and this fall he will enter Louisville
Seminary in Kentucky. Mr. "Edwards
is a noble Christian man, and the
prayers of the people here, to whom
he is endeared, will follow him.
After Mr. Edwards had concluded
his talk Mr. Ed Johnson came for
ward and said that he wanted to fol
low his Master by preaching the gos
pel, and he hoped that the early
future would show the way clear
The news of the death of Mr. W.
B. Cogburn was heard with deep
sorrow, for he had many warm
friends here. During the many years
that he resided here, prior to his res
idence at Edgefield, he endeared him-'
self to all, and it was always a pleas
ure to have him come for a visit.
His kindly and courteous manner
made friends .every where,, and his
d&'?y 'life"of"service to his Master,
and in interest of his town and com
munity proved him tne true Chris
tian that he was.
The large concourse of friends
from all over the county, that stood
at his grave, here in Mt. of Olives
cemetery ,was a testimonial of the
esteem and affection in which he was
held. The loving sympathy of every
one is for the bereaved wife and
Mr. J. M. Turner who was operat
ed on at the University Hospital last
week is improving, but owing to his
advanced age, it will necessitate his
remaining in the hospital several
Little Earl and Pearl Hite, the
twins of Mr. and Mrs. Yancy Hite,
who have been ill, are now improving
Mrs. Thomas Gary of Bartow, Fla.,
is the guest of Mrs. John Marsh.
The base ball ground is now en
closed by a high board fence, much to
the regret of the small boy. The
league is operating a number of ex
citing games, the recent one being
of July 1st, between Batesburg and
Johnston, the former winning.
Mrs. T. D. Lott and Miss Winton
Lott of Augusta, were visitors here
the first of the week.
Mrs. J. H. White will attend the
Press association, which will be held
in Greenville during this week.
The Mary Ann Buie chapter, U.
D. C., entertained the veterans of
Camp McHenry with the annual pic
nic during the past week, this happy
occasion again being given at the
home of Mrs. Martha Edwards, a
charter member. Other honor guests
were "Girls of the 60's" and the
World War veterans.
No better suited place could be
desired for this picnic, than the home
of Mrs. Edwards, with its broad ve
randas, wide halls and spacious par
lor, and many other attractive rooms.
Big comfortable chairs were about,
and soon happy groups were chatting
chiefly of by gone days. In one cor
ner of the veranda some of the old
veterans and world war veterans told
experiences, and especially did all en
joy the story by Veteran Martin
Whitlock, of the war between the
states. He gave a vivid account of
being in prison for many months,
and then his family not hearing from
him concluded that he bad been kill
ed /in battle, but he had been cap
tured. When he finally left prison,
weak and sick, he arrived at bis
home near Philippi, * and, rt being
Sunday, he went on to the church
near his home, and was horrified when
stepping inside the church to hear his
funeral being preached. Many thrill
ing experiences were told'and the old
comrades, many not meeting but
once during the year, at this picnic,
greatly enjoyed the hours sjent to
gether The elderly ladies enjoyed the
day equally as well, many of them
having been girls together, and so
their conversation was of a Retro
Out in the grove in the back yard
two long tables, with seats for all, had
been arranged and here ? bountiful
and varied picnic dinner was served.
There was barbecued hash, fried
chicken, chicken pie, biscuit, rolls,
and all kinds of salads, sandwiches,
pies and cake, with iced tea and cof
fee. After the dinner all were en
tertained with a program of music,
also short speeches. Every one felt
deeply indebted to Mrs. Edwards for
the many comforts, she arranged for
the day and the many other things
she did tp make the picnic the success
Mrs. L. S. Maxwell has gone to
Dillon to visit her sister, Mrs. Hal
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Crouch visit
ed in Columbia during last wek.
Miss Maude Sawyer will go to
Dillon, during the week to visit Mrs.
Mrs. Irving T. Welling of Darling
ton is the guest of Mrs. Frank Bland.
Misses Frances Turner and Marie
Lewis have gone to Thomson, Ga.,
and are guests at the house party of
Miss Carrie Mobley.
Dr. and Mrs. C. P. Corn are in
Walhalla for a visit to the latter's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Stroth
er. Mr. and Mrs. Strother, will, dur
ing the week, celebrate the 50th anni
versary of their marriage, and are
planning to make this a very happy
occasion. ^ ^ J_ '.. , ( j
visit in the home of her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Westmoreland.
Upon her return she was accompanied
by Miss Sallie Dozier, who will visit
Mr. R. G. Bell, secretary of the Y.
M. C. A.- of South Carolina Univer
sity, Columbia, has been for a visit
to Mr. Fred L. Parker, Jr.
Miss Ellie Huiet of Saluda has
been visiting in the home of Mrs.
Miss Katherine Wright entertained
with a very pleasant afternoon party
on Wednesday in honor of her friend,
Miss Margaret McGee of Columbia.
After on hour or more of jolly
pastimes, ices and cake were served.
Mr. Fred Parker, Jr., is at home
from Blue Ridge, N. C., where he
attended the Students' Conference.
He says that it was a wonderful meet
ing and considered it a great privi
lege to attend.
Miss Julia Fox of Thomasville, Ga.,
is the guest of Miss Frances Wright,
and many attractive affairs are be
ing arranged for her.
On July 4th, ? reunion of the
Wright families was held, this being
a large gathering, the happy scene
being in the grove at the country
place of the late Mr. Bob Wright.
Miss Jennie Walsh of Sumter is
the guest of Mrs. Bartow Walsh.
Meeting of County Democratic
Executive Committee Called.
The death of Mr. W. B. Cogburn
having caused a vacancy in the office
of clerk of court for Edgefield coun
ty, and as he was nominated in the
primary election last summer, a meet
ing of the County Democratic Execu
tive Committee is called for Monday,
July ll, at eleven o'clock at Edge
field, to decide whether an election
shall be ordered to nominate a suc
cessor to Mr. Cogburn.
All members of the committee are
urged to attend this meeting.
J. L. MIMS,
July 5, 1021.
FOR SALE: Eight thorough-bred
Poland China pigs, big bone type,
males and females, two months old,
from registered stock, $10 each. Pigs
subject to registration-beauties.
Purchasers'call for and see them at
my home Colliers, S. C.
HUGH W. HAMMOND.
The Lure of Southern Folk
Tales and Southern Folk I
People of this cenutry have been'
so busy for the past century, discov
ering and developing well nigh end
less resources for material and in?
dustrial. wealth, that the resources of
Art, Literature and Music have beenii.
until the past few years, virtually
The East has its traditions of the
early Pilgrim settlers. The West has
its reservations where the native
American Indian lives and . gives to\
the newer civilization the Indian
[of wood-craft, knowledge of primi
I tive life in the wilds and adds its co
ttribution to the folk songs of th
In no section of the country1;!
(there a richer*field, for both the de
lineator of folk lore or songs than
the South. The Negro ha?, given his
contribution, direct from his nai^Vte
Africa, and colors the traditions
handed down from ante-bellum day)
with the haunting minor cadenc
that must have set the leaves wh3
pering in the African forests.
So rich is this material, and. ap
tempting, because of the well nigh
limitless scope it offers to the indi
vidual interpreter, that it has drawn
to its magic circle many of the fore
most "raconteurs" and singers of?the
present generation, and its wealth has
just begun to be touched.
It will interest the people of Edge
field to know that among the several
students who are this summer work
ing under the direction of Signora; De
fcabritiis, there is a very talented
young Southern girl, who from her
own girlhood spent in a typical South
ern home, with a devoted "Mammy"
and surrounded by all the traditions
of ante-war days, has woven stories
I and episodes of real life into, a fas
cinating program for the entertain
a gift of poetic insight, a sympathy,
an appreciation of beauty, no matter
how humble its origin, and touches
all things with a gentleness and mas
tery that make her characters as viv
id to her hearers as they are to her
own imagination. To further carry
out the illusive and create the realm
of fancy, authentic costumes give vis
ible form to the spoken tale, and hoop
skirts and slender girdle bring to the
eyes of the beholder pictures of grace
and gentle swaying movement.
Assisting this gracious daughter of
the South in her delineation of tales
is a young singer, also a Southerner,
who finds the study of these old songs
so fascinating that she has been
caught by their lure and plans to
make them a large part of her com
ing professional life. She too, dresses
the part in the costume made famous
by reigning Southern belles, and to
gether these two young artists are
planning to make their bow to an
Edgefield audience before starting on
a tour of, the mountain resorts in
North Carolina on the completion of
their intensive Summer Course in
The following is a typical program
of their joint recitals:
Mammy Stories-Paul Lawrence
Dunbar (an Alabama Negro)-Miss
Mary Helen Hynes.
Folk Songe-Stephen Foster, Miss
Authentic Folk Tales of Georgia
and Alabama-Miss Hynes.
Authentic Folk Songs, Traditional,
Queen of Sheeba, A Story of the
Old South-Miss Hynes.
Southern Folk Dances, Miss Hynes
and Miss Cline.
. Uncle Daniel's Sermon, a Planta
tion Story-Miss Hynes.
Group" of Negro Spirituels, Bur
The Littlest Rebel, Edward Peble
Written for The Advertiser by
Signora De Fabritiis.
The many friends of Miss Bessie
Corley were surprised when they
heard of her marriage to Mr. E. C.
Shuford, Sunday, June 19th. . Mr.
Shuford is a young business man of
Morganton, N. C., which will be their
future home. The Advertiser extends
congratulations and good wishes to
these widely beloved young people.
Our County Bereaved in the
Passing Away of Mr. W.
fe Our whole town and county has
been called upon to suffer a great be
reavement in the sad and unexpected
passing away of Mr. W. B. Cogburn.
On Friday, June .24 he drew the jury
as his last official act, and not feeling
well Went home from his office that
afternoon. He jjew worse and on
Monday night was carried to the Co
lumbia Hospital. As soon as the phy
sicians made an examination they
agreed with his physician in Edge- j
field that an operation was necessary.
On Wednesday morning the news
was sent to Edgefield that Mr. Cog
burn was seriously ill, and had not
rallied perceptibly from the opera
tion, although he was conscious and
called for Mrs. Cogburn several
times, and inquired about different
members of the family and expressed
bis gratification at having Mrs. Cog
burn at his bedside. They had been
married for forty-two years and those
who knew them recognized their de
votion for each other and their great
congeniality, being a light set on a
?iQ in their family. life%
Thursday mo rn in g ""a t " Te n~"^)rcTocir "
the remains were brought to Edge
field where the past twenty years of
his life had been spent and where
the friendship and love of the people
might have been said to be unani
A concourse of people met the
train and accompanied the family
to the home whence he had so recent
ly gone, and where for these many
years he had found his sweetest joys
and comforts. He was z.lways *there
when not engaged in business in his
office, and always met the passing
friends as he went and came from his
home, not only with a pleasant smile
but a word of good cheer. He was
sunny in disposition, and one whom
people loved to meet. He was cour
teous, gentle and faithful, kind to
the helpless and poor, and ready to
lend a helping hand, or to adminis
ter to the distressed. He was not pre
tentious, but full of humility and
Friday morning at ll o'clock the
funeral obsequies took place at the
home, when many people gathered to
show their respect and affection. Dr.
C. E. Burts came over from Colum
bia and conducted the service, which
was a great, consolation to the fam
ily, as Dr. Burts and Mr. Cogburn
were devoted friends, and Dr. Burts
expressed his 'sorrow at this bereave
ment, saying it was a personal loss
to him of a dear friend. A very touch
ing part of the service was the read
ing of Tennyson's "Crossing the Bar"
which was peculiarly appropriate, as
Mr. Cogburn had said to a friend just
as he was leaving Edgefield for the
last time, "Goodbye, if I do not
come back, it will be all right," and
as he lay on the operating table just
before Mrs. Cogburn left him, he
took her hand in his, and said "Let
us pray together."
The music was a quartette, "Thy
Will be Done" sung by Misses Miriam
Norris, Sadie Mims, Messrs George
Mims and H. M. Reynolds. He had
heard this song not many months ago
at the funeral of his eldest son, W.
S. Cogburn. "Lead Kindly Light" was
sung and that beautiful song "Good
After the service in the home, the
body was carried to Johnston and
laid to rest in Mt. of Olives ceme
tery and the services were concluded
there, the choir of the Baptist church
where he had been a member, singing
as a last tribute to him and a solace
to his bereaved family.
When Mr. Cogburn was elected
Clerk of Court of Edgefield county
more than twenty years ago, he re
moved from Johnston to Edgefield
and was entering on'the 6th term of
office, having served the people with
great efficiency, faithfulness and good
will, and they believed in him, and
?hat he would look after their best
interests. He was easy to approach
and "easily entreated" as the Bible
enjoins us to be, and for this reason
bore many burdens of the people
which a man of sterner mould never
could have done. His service on the
exemption board during the war
brought him many heart aches.
Mr. Cogburh was sixty four years
of age on his lasts birthday. There
were five children, the eldest, Mr.
W. S. Cogburn of Greenwood, de
ceased, and Messrs. Paul, Horace and
Carroll Cogburn, and one daughter,
Mrs. Samuel Craig, of Anderson, who
is with her mother at this time.
Mr. Cogburn was superintendent of
the Baptist Sunday school for six
or eight years, and a deacon of the
The great esteem in which Mr.
Cogburn was held was manifested
most effectively in the number of
beautiful floral offerings which came,
seventy-nine in number from organ
izations . and individuals. They told
their sympathy with flowers which
send a fragrance but cannot speak.
Neither can the senders speak any
adequate words of sympathy, in this
hour of bereavement. Among those
which were seen on the casket and
at the grave were offerings from the
Baptist Sunday school at large, the
Baraca class, Mr. Cogburn's Sunday
school class, tjie Edgefield bar, the
Civic League, W. C. T. IL, County
Officers, U. D. C., Episcopal Guild,
Masons, D. A. R., and Missionary So
One of the last services which Mr.
Cogburn performed in his character
istic way was acting at the request of
the .IL D. C., to greet the old :itat>
"erans- bn^Memorial .3)ay^as-J??y _eiir.
tered the hotel for dinner. One of the
members of the U. D. C. said that no
one could have substituted for Mr.
Cogburn on this occasion.
All of Edgefield mourns with the
bereaved family in this dark hour.
He will be missed on the street and
in the home and in the church and
all places where our people gather
together for good.
Meeting of Woman's Christian
Temperance Union. .
The W. C. T. U. met on Monday af
ternoon with Mrs. Helen S. Nichol
son. Mrs. E. J. Norris condu ted the
devotions, the songs being "How
Firm a Foundation" and "Nearer My
God to Thee." Mrs. H. N. Greneker
led in prayer. Mention was made of
Mrs. W. B. Cogburn and expressions
of sympathy were madef in her be
half, as one of the most enthusias
tic and earliest advocates of the W.
C. T. U. cause.
The minutes were read by Mrs.
W. L. Dunovanl; and approved. Mrs.
J. L. Mims gave some current events
relating to temperance and other oc
currences, and Mrs. R. L. Dunovant
read an article on the "Power of a
The citizenship study was "Our
Territories and Dependencies;" it was
discussed very instructive^' by Mrs.
Rainsford. The geographical position
of the territories of Alaska and Ha
waii, and the Philippines, Porto Rica,
Guam and the Virgin Isdands was
given and something of the govern
ment and religions of each. The Na
tional Parks and Indian and Forest
Reservations were shown and explain
ed and views of the various parks
The next place of meeting was an
nounced at Mrs. T. A. Hightower*s
home for August.
At the close block cream and cakes
were served by the hostess, assisted
by little Miss Elizabeth Nicholson.
AH creditors of the estate of N.
L. Branson, late of said county and
state, deceased, will render an ac
count of their demands, duly attest
ed .and all debtors will pay amount
due by them, to the undersigned Ex
ecutor of estate at his home at Ge
era, S. C.
D. D. BRUNSON,
Cleora, S. C.
June 21, 1921.
Rev. and Mrs. E. T. S nu g gs
and Miss Faith Snuggs in
Edgefield was highly honored dur
ing the past week in having in the
midst another missionary of the
cross and his family, Rev. K T.
Snuggs, Mrs. Snuggs and Miss Faith.
They were guests of Mr. and Mrs.
B. B. Jones and were entertained in
other homes besides. In fact, many
wanted them who could not have that
privilege, as they we're here so short
z^The friends "bf the Snuggs family
will be interested in knowing that
Mr. and Mrs. Snuggs have been at
home for a little more than a year,,
and will leave for China the latter
part of August by way of Seattle',
whence they return to the Pakhoi
Missfcn which they established in
Miss Faith Snuggs is spending her' i
second year at the W. M. U. Train
ing School in Louisville and will
join her parents in China after anoth
er year as a missionary of the For
eign Mission Board.
Harold, the eldest graduated with
honors at Georgetown College, Ken
tucky and having, served his country
in war work for a year or more pre
He will teach chemistry and phys-.
ics in the 'B. M. I. this fall.
Roland, the youngest, has been a
professor of physics'and chemistry
at the Citadel for the past year and
will fill that position a second time
Mr. Snuggs gave a very helpful
and inspiring message from his field
in China on Sunday morning at the
Baptist church, which brought the
China mission field in which he is.
working very near to the people who
heard him. The presence of a man*,
like Mr. Snuggs is a benediction tcp
Meeting of Sunday School Con
--veritkm of . the -Edgefield
The Sunday School convention .
above named will convene at Little.
Stevens Creek church on Wednesday
and Thursday the 20th and 21st days
of July, 1921.
10:00 o'clock a. m.-Devotional .
exercises conducted by Rev. W.. P.
10:15-Roll Call of churches and.
Sunday Schools, listing delegates.
Organization and election of of
Welcome address by John.' R..
Response by S. B. Mays.
Verbal reports from the various
11:00 o'clock-General address by
J. L. Corzine, followed by general
11:45, Query-What can we. db,
for the boys and girls in the rural
Sunday schools?-Rev. W. R. Barnes,.
J. K. Allen, J. H. Cantelou.
12:30-Miscellaneous business, an
2:30, Query-Importance of adult s
attendance on Sunday schools-Rev?
P. B. Lanham, M. B. Hamilton, Gar- '
rett Talbert, H. E. Bunch..
3:15, Query-The Sunday schooK"
seeking the lost-Rev. F. L. Kugley,-..
John J. McKie, L. R. Bronson*,.
10:00 o'clock-Devotional exer
cises by Rev. J. A. Hunnicutt.
10:30, Query-Some good results
to be exp?cted from well organized
and good working Sunday schools-.
T.'J. Watts, D. D., W. M. Ransom,.
J. H. Courtney, A. S. Tompkins.
11:30, Query-Importance of good:
music in Sunday school-Mrs. Mamie
N. Tillman, M. B. Tucker. .
1:00-Adjournment for dinner;.
2:30, Query-The approximate
proportion of church members de
veloped by Sunday schools-J. L.
Mims, J. D. Hughey, O. Sheppard,
E. J. Norris.
Full delegation from every Sunday
school is urgently requested.
JOHN D. HUGHEY,
WANTED: You to attend the big
dry goods sale at The Hub, July 9th:
Ito the 23rd.