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Over 100 Head on Hands.
Now is the time to buy your horse or mule. Never
in the history of Columbia could you do better than
you can now at our stab!es, considering the rise in
prices. It is a well known fact that horses and mules
are higher, but for the next few days we name prices
that are equal to wholesalers' price, prices that will t
eclipse any and all competitors, prices that will get
your business if you will only hear them.
Gregory=Conder Mule Co.
1115 Plain Street, - - - COLUMBIA, S. C.
The Rush is Over Now *
Let us repair your
* break-downs. - - - U
* Can give prompt attention to such troubles. U
W. 0. McKeown & Sons,
* Cornwell, S. C. 0
Hurrah for King Cotton!
Cotton is booming, but goods
are cheap. So don't Miss your
chance to get them before they
get higher, and the place is
Geo. R. Lauderdale's.
COTITON GINNERS A"ND MACHINERY OWNERS
Write for prices on the following
Babbit Couplings Gauges Lubricators Belt, Gundy
Drigs Gauge Cocks Oil Cups Belt, Rubber Drill Pres
Hack Saws Oil Cans Belt, Leather Ejeetors Han1mew
Fittings Injectors Pipe - D.nes Pulleys
Lace Leather Packing all kinds, Shafting; Collars for shafting and anything
else in machinery supplies.
Columbia Supply Co, - - - - Columbia, S. C.
Stands Like a Stone Wall
Turns Cattle, Horses, Hogs-is Practically Indestructible
AMERICAN q FE.C
Horses* and Mule
ers. Dn fi t s ti s
Buy your new fence for years to come. Get the big, heavy wires, the
hinge Joint, the good galvanizing, the exactly proportioned quality of steel
that is not too hard nor too soft.
We can show you this fence in our stock and explain its merits and
superiority, not only in the roll but in the field. Come and see us and get
For sale by
R Y. TURNER.
To Arrive To= Day
One Carload of
Horses and Mules
Bargains here for cash purchas=
ers. Don't fail to see this stock
before buying. Prices will be
wholly satisfactory and no effort
shall be spared to satisfy you.
Remember 1 sell the
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ISTORY OF MT. ZION SOCIETY,
nd the College Established Under its '
AuspIces in Winnsboro, S. C.
By D. B. McCreight, Publihsed ill
The News and lferald in 1867.)
1 785. This year opened with
air prospects for the academical
iterests of the Society. Still,
here was need for funds. The
ociety urged the Committee to.
xe- its every power to gather up
be entrances and arrears due by
he ,everal members of the organ
zation. The Committee was sup
)lied with blank notes to be filled
)t and signed by those whose
-escurces were exhausted by the
var, which no doubt was the case
These notes read thus:
'State of South Carolina.
"Six months after date I pro
uise to pay or cause to be paid to'
the Incorporated Mt. Zion Soci
etv. or their order, the sum of
with lawul interest from this date,
it being for value received, this
25th day of February, 1785."
The difficulty on the part of the
Committee to collect amounts due
from the several country mem
bers, became a source of sharp
corresponderace between the Soci
ety and its Committee.
In view of the early arrival of
Mr. McCaule, a gentleman who
was chosen to take charge of the
Steward's Hall. This was Mr.
Zemp Tolliver Strother. He gave
bond in the sum of five hundred
pounds sterling, to be paid to- the
Directors or Governors, for the
faithful discharge of his duty.
The following are the articles he
entered into "for the boarding,
washing, and attending upon all
such youths as were then or should
afterwards be admitted into the
"First, That he shall board each
scholar at ten guineas per annum,
but to charge for the usher's
board. Secondly, That he shall
provide three wholesome meals
every day, well cooked, at first
houps; that he shall give his at
tendanee of meals, to see that
everything is in order, or other
wise provide a white man of good
character to superintend in his
absence. Thirdly, That he shall
provide a sufficient quaptity of fire
wood, hauled to the school-house,
and cut into proper lengths to
answer the chimneys. Fourthly,
That he shall take care the lesser
students' heads are well combed,
and kept clean; that he shall pr<
cure their clothes to be well
washed and ironed, and that in
due time, so that they may shift
twice a week-their beds and bed
ding to be kept clean, and to be
made up every morning and their
rooms swept. Lastly, That the
scholars shall not be accommo
dated in a public tavern."
The period emb:-aced in this
obiiation was one year, beginning
the "'Christmas day last" before
the date of the bond, which was
the 20th of January, 1785. The
sureties on this bond were Benja
min Harrison anad William Stro
ther; the witness, Thcmas Baker.
The period embraced in this ob
The manner of offering the seal
was quite primitive, a small piece
of paper, torn from the corner,
secured on a line with each signa
ture, by a wafer.
From the wording of this bond,
it is evident that the Committee
iad secured the services of a tutor
in the interval of Mr. McCaule's
acceptance and his arrival to take
charge of the school. WVhen the
Committee reported to the Soci
tv that they would not engage
Mr. Israel Fuller, they would soon
procure a tutor for that interval of
time. But no mention is made in
the record who that tutor was.
The probability is that it was a
On the 12th of March, official
information was sent the So<:iety
b the Gommittee. of the arrival of
Mr. McCaule and his family in
WVinnsboro. This gentleman at
once took charge of the school.
When Mr. McCaule entered
upon his duties. no provision had
as vet b)een mad(e for boarding the
stdlents at the Steward's Hall.
-t that time they boarded at a
tavern kept by a Mr. Durphy, or
D'Urphy, who came from Rowan
Ouunt,' North Carolina. This
Lavern stood about the same place
o occupied by Mr. William
Mtrravs store; it was known for
~.long time afterwards as the "old
lack house." Early in the war
f 112-14, it was purchased by
he late Col. William McCreight,
vho in conjunctior. wvith Dr. WV.
K. Kirkland. of Charleston, used
be material of it for erecting a
ctor for the manufacture of
In the note given below, Mr.
cCaule embodied several -sug
estions relative to the duties of
he Steward, and sent it to the
)irectors in session at Capt. Stro
1er's. Thisi is - a -copy of that
'Mount Sion, April 4th, 11S5.
"Gentlemen: As principal, tutor
i the schoI beg leave to make
"1. There is a necessity that the
Meward's duty be clearly ascer
ained. particularly as to washing,
liet, fire wood. bed-dressing. &c.
"2. There is an absolute neces
;ity for an ol(d Matron to have the
:versight of little masters.
":. There is an apartment of
school and college books much
wanted. together with maps,
globes. and other apparatus.
"4. As there is 'a high proba
bility that students will crowd in
upon us immediately tfter vaca
tion, it would be vcil to prepare
as nmich rono as possible, and
especially a dining hall more con
venient than the )resent. It is
impossible for the students to
make any progess in forming the
manners. of bys at table,. while
they must diet in a place so much
subjected to promiscuous com
pany as a tavern."
White Oak Notes.
A double cottage owned by the
Southern Railway Company was
burned here Friday night. Alex
Bishop and Sam Harrison two
employees of the Company were
occupying the house. They and
their family barely escaped with
Mrs. Sarah Patrick is spending
this week with her son, Mr. W. M.
Patrick, at Woodward.
Mr. Sam Stewart and his sister,
Miss Sadie, of Stover have been
visiting at their uncle's, Mr. R. L.
Stewart, near here.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Nichols
of Chester spent seceral days
with their brother, Mr. J. E.
Nichols, here last week.
En route to Flint Hill
some days ago I stopped at the
home of my kinsman, Mr. F. A.
Neil. I found him and family in
good health. He had just moved
into his new dwelling, which is
conveniently arranged and make
a fine appearance. This new
house stands about 100 yards
from the old one, the home of
the Neil fanily for more than
100 years. The crops in this
section were fairly good. Mr.
Neil's corn crop was espesially
good, the best he has made in
several years. He also has some
very line hogs for killing, some
of the largest your scribe has
seen i~n a long time.
DlEATH OF MR. D. C. BRICE.
Mr. David C. Brice died at his
home near Woodward Tuesday
evening Nevember 14, death com
in gto him suddenly while sitting
in a chair. He was 57 years old
and unmarried. He made his
home with his sister, Mrs. Nannie
Mobley. A brother, J. Y. Brice,
of Catawba Junction also sur
His remain were laid to rest in
the old Concord Cemeter y. The
pall bearers were: W. M. Harvey,
R. M. Brice, R. L. Stewart,
L. Brice, T. W. Lewis, and J. H.
Neil. Peace to his ashes.
Danger in Fall Colds.
Fall colds are liable to hang on all
winter leaving the seeds of pneumuonia,
bronchitis or consumption. Foley's
Honey and Tar cures .uickly and pre
vents serious results. It is old and re
liable, tried and tested, safe and sure,
contains no opiates and will not con
stipate. Sold by MLcMaster Co.
The Almighty Father has bless
ed our Southland, bountifully,
Our fields have yielded their
Cotton is King once more, and
is doing his best to make the
land smile under his beneficent
And rejoicing ourselves, do not
let us forget the hundreds of
little fatherless children gathered
into our Orphanages.
Let us make this year the best
they ever had.
Send money that answereth all
In our own plenty, do not let
us forget to spread the table of
those who have nothing.
It was Job who said: "If I
have eaten my morsel, myself
alene and the Fatherless have not
eaten thereof, then let mine arm
fall from the shoulder-blade and
mine arm be broken from the
Is one where health abounds.
With impure blood there cannot
be good health.
With a disordered LIVEft there
cannot be good blood.
Tt t's Pills
evivify the torpid L.IVER and restore
ts natural action.
A healthy LIVER means pure
Pure blood meatns health.
Health means happiness.
'k n Substi+tte All Druggits.
Beautifying the Homes
of the country and the towns will be one
of the happiest results of the wave of pros
perity that has swept over the South on
account of eleven cents cotton. The paint
brush on the outside and the inside will
accomplish wonders in making the hone
an attractive place. But there is needed
something more than brushing up the out
side to make the home the ideal place.
The furnishings on the inside must be of
such a character as to add, not only to the
attractive appearance of the home, but its
comforts as well. Furnishing the neces
sary furnishings for the interior of the
home from the kitchen to the parlor and
all the way through is our part in making
it Home, Sweet Home. And the beauty of
it is that it is within the reach of all to
'have the interiors of their homes meet
these ideals. Just a visit here will con
vince you that your money has its Great
est Purchasing Power in Furniture right
here at this store, which has so long en
joyed a most enviable reputation of being
The Furniture Store
of Fairfield county. And as for the size of the
stock, the eye will take in at a glance how com
pletely your wants in the way of up=to=date
furnishings have been anticipated. Run down
this list and then come and see for yourself that
things are just as advertised.
Bedroom Suites from $15.00 to $50.00. Bar
gains in these all along the line.
Dressers from $5.00 to $30.00. These at spe=
cially close prices.
Iron Beds from $4.50 to $15.00. No such stock
of these carried elsewhere in the county.
Centre Tables from $1.00 to $8.00. Extension
tables at close prices. Tables for ev'ry
room in the house.
Beds, Cotton Mattresses and Spring Mattesses
at bargain prices. r
COOK STOVES. Can't be beat on these at
other place in the whole county.
What few heaters left on hand go at red
prices for the next ten days.
10 Dozen Split Cane Chairs at reduce
The Biggest Lot of Rockers in town,
chance of any one else doing bett
you in this line.
Remember that Furniture is our onl
ment and you can get the advan
special attention to this one thin
our part. Furniture repaired h
too, at reasonable prices an
in prompt order.
OUR UNDERTAKING DEPA
receives the closest attention in e
For Furniture come to the Old Reliabl
Winnsboro, S. C;