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Article of Historic Interest
Benjamin Wofford died in Spar
tanburg seventy two years ago next
December. He was a local preacher
of the Southern Methodist church.
He had amassed a considerable *or
tune for the times in which he lived
and when his will was read it was
found that he had bequeathed the
sum of $100,000 for the establish
ment and endowment of "a college
for literary, classical and scientific
education to be located in his native
district, Spartanburg, and to be un
der the control and management of
the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, of his native district, South
Carolina." The college was called
"Wofford College" in honor of the
founder, and when chareered by
Act of the Legislature of South Car
olina in December, 1851 , and its
doors were opened August 1, 1854,
and have not been closed since ex
cept during the vacation season of
sixty-eight eventful and useful and
The College has had four presi
dents ? since the beginninng-Dr.
Wightman, afterwards Bishop, until
1850; Dr. A. M. Shipp, who kept the
lights burning through the war pe
riod in the South and until 1875,
.when he went to the Theological
School of Vanderbilt University at
Nashville, and upon his retirement
from Wofford he was succeeded in
the presidency by Dr. James H. Car
lisle, "clarum et venerabile nomen"
-and in silent homage, adapting the
language of one of the great Eng
lish writers to the purpose in view,
we may well say that this dead but
sceptered sovereign in the empire
of letters still rules our spirits from
his sacred urn.
Dr. Carlisle died in 1909, thirteen
years ago, and was succeeded by Dr.
Henry Nelson Snyder, for twelve
years in the Chair of English Liter
ature under Dr. Carlisle, and " a
most worthy successor of one of the
greatest men in Southern Method
ism. A contributor to the Christian
Education Monthly, of Nashville,
Tennessee, has been writing a series j
of articles about "Interesting Educa- c
tonal Institutions of the Church, and 1
what follows here is part of what he ja
has said about Wofford College:
"Dr Snyder was considered by the
trustees to be the most nearly ideal
successor to the deceased Carlisle,
and the unprecedented progress
made by Wofford College under his
administration constitutes an ample
verification of this opinion.
"Today there is ho greater insti
tution of learning of its class in the
South than Wofford College. It is
great in the contribution it has made
tb the world, great in the character
of its curriculum and the high stan
dard of the work it does, great in the
personnel of its faculty,, great in
the wholesome influence it exerts
throughout its territory, great in the
steadfastness with which it has ad
hered to the Christian principles of
the Church which gave it birth and
which has thus far maintained it,
great in the loyalty of its consti
"Wofford College is a Christian
college. This is its profession and on
this platform it has wrought its
great work for seventy years. There
are sixteen members of its faculty
and all of them are Christian men.
Thirteen are Methodists, and eleven
actively engaged in some form
*< .istian work other than their
teach.ng. The institution has a large
attendance, and 8 per cent of all the
students are Christians and members
of the church.
"If these facts did not adequately
establish the Christian character of
?this great institution of learning, its
record of service to the church
through the years would abundantly
do so. In the past two generations it
has graduated 257 religious leaders.
Of this number, four have been bish
ops of the church, 16 were foreign
missionaries, 225 entered the regular
ministry and the pastorate while 12
engaged in other forms of religious
activity as a life work.
"As it has abundantly served the
church through the production of
religious leaders, so it has given to
the State a large number of men
who have wrought well in public af
fairs. In the field of education it has
made an especially notable contribu
tion, having sent out 10 college pres
idents, 60 college professors, 13
school superintendents, and 120 pub
lic school teachers.
"It has given to the state and na
tion 362 persons who have become
distinguished in various lines of ac
tivity. In the number there are 1
"United States Senator, 3 Governors,
4 Congressmen, 10 other officials of
the United States Government, 13
Judges of the Supreme Court and
Circuit Courts, 9 authors, 30 editors,
125 lawyers, 95 doctors, 50 bankers
and 14 cotton mill presidents.
"It is doubtful if any college in
America of the same size can show
a better record of achievement in so
short a period than that which
stands to the credit of Wofford Col
Dr. Snyder is entitled to the
thanks and praise of all highminded
men, whatever their separate tribes
and tongues, for the wonderful work
he has done in building Wofford Col
lege into its present place in the
forefront of the institutions of this
country consecrated to the cause of
Christian Education. The new Col
lege year at Wofford is near at hand.
It will open with all the students it
can take care of in its present re
stricted quarters. There will be 350
students in the College proper and
about 150 in the Fitting School, and
if it had the room and endowment
and adequate teaching force, it could
readily take care of twice the num
ber of students who would come
through its portals if they had the
:hance. Wofford College is one of
:he most valuable assets of the city
)f Spartanburg not only in a com
mercial and business way but in the
arger and better and more enduring
spiritual life of this community.
Shower for Miss Faith Snuggs.
On Thursday afternoon Miss Faith
Snuggs was the honoree at a delight
iul linen shower at the home of Mrs.
S. B. Jones, Mrs. W. E. Lott and
V?rs. Jones meeting the guests at the
On this occasion the Woman's Mis
sionary Society of the Baptist
ihurch, the Girls' Auxiliary and the
ifoung Woman's Auxiliary came to
gether to bring these parting gifts,
?mblems of their love and esteem for
Hiss Snuggs who will shortly sail for
2hina as a missionary. Many friends
wesent were also friends of Mr. and
\irs. Snuggs, who are in the mission
ield in China. Among their devoted
"riends was numbered Dr. M. D. Jef
?ries. Though ?ie was not present, his
ittle granddaughter, Dorothy Jef
xes Hart, his representative, was in
roduced to the assembled guests.
An interesting program took place
luring the early part of the after
toon. Miss Genevieve Norris played
i piano solo.
Miss Elizabeth Rainsford sang, ac
lompanied by Signora de Fabritiis.
Mrs. Walter Cantelou, Mrs. Leon
barren and Miss Lois Mims played a
violin trio, accompanied by Miss
The attractive gifts were brought
n in a most unique way. Miss Mary
jyon dressed as a darkie washerwo
nan, came in bearing a huge bundle,
ipparently clothes, on her head.
These she placed at Miss Snuggs'
'eet. Then a most humorous conver
ation ensued beUveen Miss Snuggs
ind th* darkie. On opening the bun
lle of clothes there were revealed
nany beautiful and useful things,
md among many things were tucked
iway several gifts for Mr. Harold
snuggs, who also leaves shortly as a
nissionary for China. In the heart of
?very guest was the thought "good
>ye, good luck, God bless you," for
hese two young people whom Edge
ield, along with many other places,
ikes to claim as her children.
The Senate Commands the
Sun to Stand Still.
An inspection of the Congression
11 Record reveals a very peculiar sit
lation as to the proceedings of the
Senate. In order that the tariff may
>e discussed and nothing else ?nter
ere with it, the proceedings of the
senate are headed, "Legislative Day
rf Thursday ,April 20, 1922." Day
ifter day this heading appears in the
Record. Instead of adjourning after
he day's work is done the Senate
;akes a recess until the next day. So
;here is no prayer by the chaplain as
ie is only supposed to pray every
lay but this day in July or August is,
n legislative fiction, April 20.
The tariif bill is responsible for a
*reat deal of nonsense but this idea
)f saying this hot ds.y in August is
lot August at all, but is April!
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, re
terring to the situation, said in a re
"It is astonishing to state that
while the calendars unanimously n
form us that this is the 19th day of
luly, 1922, as a matter of fact in
;he Senate it is the 20th of April,
1922. In order to facilitate one par
ticular subject of legislation the
Senate of the Unites States has dis
regarded the scientific laws which
regulate the exspression of time.
Like Joshua of old, it has command
ed that the sun stand still. While the
people of the United States and the
world look on with amazement at
these proceedings, the clock which
governs them, reflects the hour of
12 noon, April 20, 1922.-Chester
Buy a FORD and bank ?he
Death of Mr. Arthur Smy]
Saturday afternoon just as t
sun was sinking below the. weste
hills and the shades of night were a
proaching, a pall settled upon Edg
field, caused by the announcement
the death of Mr. Arthur S. Tompki
at his home here. He was o;
of Edgefield's best beloved citizei
who though advanced in years, w
yet youthful and buoyant in spir
Mr. Tompkins had never, not even
his youth, been strong, physical!
and yet not until within the pa
year had he succumbed to any ph;
sical infirmity. For one of h
physique and strength, Mr. Tom
kins was remarkably active, even a
ter the weight of years bore heavi
upon him. It was his wont to tal
long strolls around Edgefield ar
also when he visited the scenes <
his boyhood days at Meeting Stree
Mr. Tompkins was 68 years (
age. He was born at Meeting Sfcre<
March 31, 1854, and attended tl
old field schools after the Civil Wi
and then attended the South Can
lina University. After gradua tin
from that institution he read la
with one of the leading law firms c
Augusta. After being admitted t
the bar he practiced law at Edg(
?field until his death. Although fri
quently importuned to enter publi
life, he never yielded to the temi
tation, but preferred to pass hi
days untrammeled as a private cit;
zen. However he never shirked dutj
even though of a semi-public chai
acter. For more than 30 years h
was a member of the board of trus
tees of the Edgefiled public school
and no one else ever labored and sac
rificed for the support and upbuild
ing of the school as did Mr. Tomp
kins. He not only aided in the man
agement of the executive side of thi
school but kept in personal toucl
with the teachers, giving them hi;
full sympathy and co-operation.
Mr. Tompkins was a life-lonj
member of the Baptist church ant
served as deacon and superintenden
of the Sunday school for nearly thir
ty years. His service was not of ?
perfunctory character, but ? wai
marked by rare zeal and faithful
ness. Furthermore, his field of activ
ity was not confined within denomi
national lines nor alone to the Bap
tist church at Edgefield. He detestec
narrowness and bigotry, and delight
ed working with and among thc
churches in the rural districts as
much as he did in his own church.
Too, he was always ready and will
ing to lend a helping hand to the col
ored people, finding much joy in at
tending some of their services and
speaking to them. He was always in
terested in the young people, es
pecially young men. In his appropri
ate remarks at the funeral Mr. Lan
ham bore testimony to Mr. Tomp
kins' influence upon his early life,
stating too that he was chairman of
the first county committee of the
Young Men's Christian Association.
Mr. Tompkins cared little for the
material and sordid things of life. Be
ing endowed with a rare intellect, he
was an omniverous reader and as
similated much that he read, which
made him a charming writer and a
ready and interesting speaker. It mat
tered not whether he was addressing
a jury, speaking to a body of school
children, addressing a religious gath
ering or responding to a toast on
some festive occasion, Mr. Tompkins'
unusual versatility enabled him to
be not only always ready ,but highly
entertaining and edifying. As an af
ter dinner speaker he was without a
peer in Edgefield. He was gentle,
lovable, sympathetic, kind and alto
gether unselfish, which caused him
to be universally beloved. Mr. Tomp
kins will be sorely missed by every
body in Edgefield, from the humblest
to the highest walk of life.
Mr. Tompkins was one of the char
ter stockholders of the Bank of
Edgefield and served the bank as at
torney and director from the days of
its founding to his death., and for
the past four years he has been vice
president of the bank.
For the past six months he bore
outwordly the marks of a complete
breakdown which caused his friends
as they would meet him on the street
the deepest concern. No efforts and
no human agency were spared in the
attempt to arrest the malady that
gradually sapped his vitality, but all
to no avail. He received the most de
voted attention of loved ones and
everything possible that medical skill
could do was enlisted in his behalf
throughout his sickness and yet day
by day his strength waned until the
Death angel bore him to the realm
of perpetual happiness.
Mr. Tompkins is survived by his
wife who before her marriage was
Miss Lizzie Holstein, five daughters,
Mrs. J. K. Aull of Columbia, Mrs. J.
G. Holland, Misses Ruth, Mae and
Grace Tompkins of Edgefield and
two sons, Mr. Arthur S. Tompkins,
Jr., of Columbia and Mr. D. A.
Tompkins of Aiken. He also leaves
a sister, Mrs. Lallah Graydon,,a half
brother and a half-sister, Mr. W. C.
Tompkins and Mrs. G. N. Ennett.
The funeral was held at the Bap
tist church Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock and the numerous and very
beautiful flowers that covered the
casket and that were banked about
the rostrum bore testimony to the
deep sympathy and abiding esteem
of; relatives and friends The funeral
service was participated by his
pastor, Rev. A. T. Allen, I ri. W.
M. Taylor, the beloved pas A the
Methodist church, and Mr m
ham of Columbia, the su ry
of the Y. M. C A.
Elaborate Barbecue Dinner in
j Honor of Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Strom.
On Friday, August, ll, the beau
tiful grove of stately oaks and grace
ful maples near the home of Mr. R.
N.: Edmunds presented a festive
scene when Mr. and Mrs. Edmunds
and, their children entertained in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Strom,
the aged parents of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
munds, who are spending a month in
this hospitable home. The entertain
ment on this gala occasion took the
form of a barbecued dinner to which
some fifty odd guests were invited,
but the special honorees of the occa
sion, in addition to Mr. and Mrs.
Strom, were thirteen honored and
aged people of this and adjoining
conimunities. The combined ages of
the fifteen honored guests reached
the sum of eleven hundred years,,
thus making an average age of about
seven-three and one half years to
each person. Some one has said, "We
are only as old as we feel," and some
of .these honored guests were seven
ty-three years young instead of sev
enty-three years old, as witness, Mr.
Strom who danced for us while he
The morning hours passed swiftly
away in pleasant social intercourse.
The barbecue was prepared by Mr.
Gus Edmunds, the king of cooks of
Edgefield county, and Mr. Jasper
Parks, the acknowledges chef of Mc
Cormick county, and the dinner they
spread would have made the shade
of Delmonico turn green with envy.
The table covered with spotless white
linen and adorned with choice cut
Sowers from the Misses Edmunds'
yard was set beneath a row of ma
ples. The ladies of the family had
prepared salads, pickles, cakes and
Before the blessing was asked Mr.
Edmunds addressed a few fitting re
marks to the honorees of the day,
which were received in an apprecia
tive spirit by all present.
After dinner the guests were tak
en into the house where all enjoyed
some good music.
All things must have an end, and
so this glad day too, had to come to a
close, and at a late hour the guests
departed expressing their gratitude
to the Edmunds family for a most
The aged people thus honored
were: Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Strom of
Belvedere, Mrs. Eliza Hamilton of
White Town, Mr. J. B. Dorn of Mo
doc, Mrs. Ann Jennings of Plum
Branch, Mrs. Savannah Allen and
Miss Catherine White of McCormick,
and Mrs. Eliza Wilkinns, Mr. J. J.
Garnett, Mr. T. M. Seigler, Mrs.
Margeret Self, Mr. W. W. Fowler,
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Christian and
Mr. P. N. Stone of Parksville. Mr.
J. C. Morgan, Mrs. Mollie Cartledge
and Mrs. Frances Parks were also in
vited but could not attend. Mr. Mor
gan and Mrs. Parks being away on
visits and Mrs. Cartledge being in
The sick and aged of the neighbor
hood who could not attend were kind
ly remembered with dainty trays.
Parksville, S. C.
Tentative Order of Business
Ridge Baptist Association.
To be held with Johnston Baptist
Church, August 24-25, 1922.
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9:00-Missions: State, Home and
Foreign, H. B. White.
10:00 a. m.-Devotional.
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GEO. P. MIMS!,
Edgefield, S. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF EDGEFIELD
By W. T. Kinard Esquire, Probate
WHEREAS A. J. Ouzts of above
County and state made suit to me to
grant him Letters of Administration
of the Estate of and effects of Eva
Burton of said County and State,
THESE ARE THEREFORE to
cite and admonish all and singular
the kindred and creditor of the said
Eva Burton deceased, that they be
and appear before me, in the Court
of Probate, to be held at my office at
Edgefield, S. C. on August 12th.,
1922 after publication thereof, at
ll o'clock in the forenoon, to show
cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
GIVEN under my Hand, this 1st.
day of AUGUST Anno Domini, 1922.
W. T. KINARD, (L. S.)
Probate Judge Edgefield County, S.
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