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T. M. SEAWELL & P. M. I
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OUR HONOR ROLL
n + issue w( are begr.irlg
names of those who subscribed to
War Fund. We are publishing t
amounts of each contribution.
a matter in which the entire Coui
terest. There are so many of the
it is impossible for us to pr'nt ti
time and the list will be continued
week until they have all appeare
your name in the list? If not le
you go at once and make a subscri
may have the honor of having it
did your duty. Are you ashamed
you gave in comparison* with wh
giving-and many are giving mor
some are giving the lives of their s
comparing your wealth with that
then comparing what they are giN
which others are giving,you are asl
you have done, it is not too late t<
subscrintion. Scan the list closelb
conscience be your guide. The Ne
wishes everybody in the County to
We or!y hope that when you rec
make a mental picture o;f those in %
ty who did not give, and never fo,
CAPT. ROBERT HAYNE n
On April the 21st, *i.e odlist and u
most .honored citizen of Monticello,
Caut. Robert Hayne 31cVeekin, pass- a
ed frcr: '.is 1 l' to the byon. h
another has been plucked from the
already thin ranks of that type 01
high-toned, cultured character which i
is a product of that splendid civiliza
tion and culture, that reached its ze- d
nith in the South prior to the Civil;j
"Capt." as we all called him, came tj
of good old Irish stock. His father,
Thomas MeMeekin. married a Miss s<
Brummitte and settled in Union cour-!
ty, near where Carlisle now stands. it
To them was born on Nov. 20th, 1832, t
a boy named Robert Hayne. Three iV
years later the father died and the
little boy came to live with his grand- t
father, Gen. Thomas McMeekin, near
Monticello, in Fairfield pounty.
His primary education was obtain- 53
ed at Mt. Zion, in Winnsboro. Prof. cl
Hudson was at the head of this ex- i
~cellent old school at that time, andB
took special pride in this bright pupil. E
From Mt. Zion he entered the junior J:
class at the South Carolina College. C
Two years later, 1854, he graduated an
the A. B. course. He stood high in theT
estimation of the faculty and student tl
Prof. Wardlaw says of him: "He
was one of the oldest and most hon
ored of the alumni of our institution." I
I have before me a list of the class
of 1854; very few, if any, are still
He was a scholar and student. His*
mind retained its vigor and he con
tinued to be a student to the very end t
of his life. -
After leaving college he en gagedm
tt aching -in the schools of Fairfield
At the outbreak of the Civil 'War,
he was elected captain of Company F.
which position he held until the end of
the war. ~This company was assigned
to the 12th regiment and attached
to General A. P. Hill's division. t
'This company was composed 01
Fairfield boys. Only two of the num
her that went with the company are~
still living; viz: D). L. Glenn and Wil
liam McDowell. Three of those who
entered later are living, viz: Oscar
Chappelle. James 'Timms and Frank
Austin. This little band. under Capt.
McMeekin, saw. service in many of the
bloodiest battles of the Civil War. Atr
the Seven Pines, when Hill and Long-:
street, with two divisions, fought arnd
held back for three hours sev enty E
thousand Union troops. Capt. Me-c
Meekin was slightly wvounded.
As a soldier and officer. Captain Mc-.
Meekin never shirked a responsibili
ty. He was firm with his men. xe
gentle. They all loved him.
In the early eighties he was elect
ed to represent this county in the
lower house of the Gener;4 Assembhly.]
Here he served with distinction for
one ternm, and then retired to his farm.
Again in 1890 he was 'talled by his
bfellow citizens to serve them as county 3
treasurer, which he 'illed for :iTht
and cer:derate towaird all. thus wi".
ni h steem and e".nfidence of ev
r..n. ri w-~ no nolitician. Zfte(r
lea A I are. We only wi
,could give and did
OEES capital letters.
. Old Fairfield Cot
........i.50 in the Red Cross C
........ .75 -rs seemed a laro
-effort the amount
people of the gran
to the real situati(
t i ish the aside all lethargy
Re( thing in order to a
1Red Cross is. and
namehin ai t ar The hav
eI i the water. They
ty has an in- time that thousant
;e names that are perishing and
em all at Qne one has withheld I
from week to They have for the
. Reader, is the wounded so'it
t us beg that come to know th.
ption that you only be rendered
said that you Cross. and only b%
>f the amount people support it v
at others are people gave and th
than money. deserve to feel thai
>ns? If after soldiers from strar
of others. and that their money
ing with that bodies of many
iamed of what would have been lo
) change your well. But after a
and let your Duty to herself an
s and Herald itself should bring
read this list.:
d it you will A CORPO
our communi- During the rec
get who they Funds the owners
>t seek popularity by making a dem
istration of his ability; yet he w.s
niversally popular. This he won by
ist letting the splendid cualities of
is character shine out through t-e
:tions of his life. thereby attractin
is fellow men to the real r. lastin'.c
Capt. McMeekin was a b-illiant mn
-t without any afrectation. You h"It
know him to appreviate his inte!
He was a scholar and student and
d his own thinking, for which he
as thoroughly cumpetent. -e was
firm as a wall of stone, yet as gen
e and kind as a woman-always con
derate of the rights of others. "The
-ul of hospitality and the essence of
nerosity.' Monticello is noted for!
s unstinted hospitality, this largely
result of the influence of Capt.
In 1856 Miss Sarah Gibson, daugh
r of Stephen Gibson, became thel
ife of Capt. McMeekin, and shared
ith him life's sorrows and joys for
Syears. To them were born, eleven
ildren. eight of whom are still liv
ig. The surviving ones are: Mrs. C.
.Rabb. Messrs. S. G., F. R.. T. J.
.A. McMeekin of Monticello; Mrs.
ckson and Dr. W. P. McMeekin of
lubia and Mrs. Gist, of Carlisle.
Monticello has lost hier first citizen.
he little town seems like a ring with
ie jewel removed.
"He is not dead, but sleepeth."
J. P. Isenhower. -
EARS SESSION OF SCHOOL
AT RIDGEWAY CLOSES.*I
Ridgeway, May 25.-The closing
ercises of the Ridgeway High
hool were held in the school audi
rium Thursday evening. The pro j
am opened with prayer by the Rev. t
K. Skinner, after which "America" a
'as sung by the school; the class his- a
ry was read by Irvine Palmer and h
'as followed by the class will by John h
emaster. Jr. Anna Baxter prophe- b
ed the future of the class. Thec ;grad.
ting address was given by Judge a
1. P. Etchison of Columbia, whose a
ddress abounded in~ good advice to iI
e graduates and at the same time
'as most interesting to his hearers.
udge Etchison is a former resident I
fRidgeway. The diplomas were de- s
vered by the Rev. Mr. Buckley to r
e following graduates: Rosser and:a
Lnna Baxter, Irvine Palmer, Robert
ontgomery. Crawford Hogan and
>h Lemaster, Jr. A certificate for ji
effect attendance was given Walton I
The same teachers have been re
lected for next year: Miss Porter.
rincipal, with Miss Dorothy Meares,'
hiss Estehr Cooper and Mrs. Lenmas
er. assistants. Miss Odom did not
ppply for reelection.
)ONATIONS TO FAIRFIELD
CHAPTER OF RED CROSS.
The Fairfield Chapter American
ed Cross acknowledges the following
ontributions for the special use of
he Fairfield chapter:
vir. Louis G. Roundtree, N. Y.. . $25.00
lair Auxiliary .......... ..26.50
W. D. Douglas. .
'R SALE-Baby Grand Chevrolet.
heap. 191' model. new nar;
trvghout, in zood con:lt:n. T.
h we had a list of those who vi
not. We would publish it in t
NTY WELL OVER THE TOP. t
inty has gone well over the top
ampaign. Seven thousand dol- d
e sum to raise, but with little tl
was more tahn doubled. The p
d old county are at last awake
)m. They have at last thrown,r
Lnd are willing to sacrifice any- h
id the government to win this t]
begun to understand what the IL]
something of the needs across a
have understood for the first ti
Is of men, women and children Il
dying of hunger because some N.
tis dollars from the Red Cross. cl
first time had a real picture of V
rs on the battle line and have f<
.t there is a service that can I
to those soldiers by the Red
-.the Red Cross when we as a
-ith our hearts and purses. The
y gave well and willingly.They h
they have at least saved some s]
ge graves in strange lands and t]
will keep life within the frail 1I
ittle children who otherwise b
st. Fairfield County has done tl
1 she has only done her duty. 6
d to-her fellow man. This in r
a feeling of pleasure and pride. ;d
1ATION OF PEOPLE F
1nt campaign for Re Cross ir
f the Winnsboro Milk, made a b
NITRATE OF SODA sITvATION.
Ir. R. H. Lemnmon.
County Agri::uitural Agent,
Winnsboro. South Car.:iina.
Dear Sir: in reply to your letter of
[a 1. I wis' to state t%Vt we will
ave anotr cargo of nitrate of soda
Charleston about June 1. and anoth
r one about June 10. from wnich dis
-ibution will be made to the farmers
your State. These cargoeswi4l ap
roximate about 45 per cent of the
aantity applied for.
As to later deliveries. I cannot. -f
)urs.e. advise you definitely at this I
me, but I wish to assure you that
very effort is being made by this I
epartment to secure the nitrate pur
ased by the Government.
Very truly yours.
Charles J. Brand,
Chief of Bureau.
As You Grce
0O REASON FOR IT
HEN WINNSBORO 'CITIZENS
SIfOW THE WAY.
There can be no reason why any
ader of this who suffers the tor
ires of an aching back, the annoy
nce of urinary disorders, the pains
ad dangers of kidney ills will fail to:
eed the words of a neighbor who
as found relief. Read what a Winns
aro citizen says:
W. A. Hood says: "A short time
go I was troubled with my kidneys
ad had pains in the small of my back.;
was so sore and lame I could hardly
ove. I knew the trouble was from
iy kidneys and got Doan's Kidney
'ills from the Obear Drug Co., and
tarted using them. Before I realized
:, the soreness left me and I felt a
reat deal better in every way."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't1
imply ask for a kidney remedy-get
)oan's Kidney Pills-the same that
fr. Hood had. Foster-Milburn C..;
fgrs., Buffalo, N. Y.
"Well Fitted Glasses"
T. A. WV. ELMGREN[
ry liberal subscription of five hu
> this cause. In making this sub
nderstood that the Leckwood-Gre
ave the amount in the name of the
1e local mill. The statement we
ie mortar and stones and machine
id not make up or represent the 1
iat the mill is in reality represent
le who live in the village and v
'heels go round. It was for this r
ason that Lockwood-Greene peoi
ave their contribution represent t
ie mill. that the money was given i
ie mill employees. It was a wor1
nd an act that is calculated to bri
yes and the owners into a closer
all the manufasturing interests c
ould catch the idea and take the
nsideration in things like these
innsboro Mill has done,in this ins
-rent interests would be on far bet
A SPLENDID RECORI
The people of the Blair section ,
ave a right to feel somewhat prc
Ponse of that section to defferen
ie government since the present
red. Last Saturday after a few
aen made, the allottment for th
,e second Red Cross War Fund w
)ubled within a few minutes. W
,cord to be proud of, a still better <
iring the sale of the bonds of the'
oan. At that time the allottment
!airs amounted to twelve hundred
I a very short time the peop.le of t1
ad subscribed not for twelve hur
COLORED CITIZENS GIVE
LIBERALLY TO RED CROSS.
The colored citizens of Fairfield
county should be congratulated on the
liberality which they have displayed
in giving money to the nresent Red
Cross War Fund that has just been
raised in the county. It is safe to
say that the colored citizens of the
ounty have given at least $3,000.00
during the past week. It is impossi
ble to find out exactly .the amount as'
much of it was given through the
same channels and at the same meet
ings as the money subscribed by the:
ndred dollars more than twelve t1
3cription it is chased even more tha
ene Company So far as the editor
employees of record made by any
Ls made that IStates. If every s(
ry of the millI bought bonds in prc
nill at all but would have totalled
d by the peo- the people of Blairs I
'ho make the i free government anc
aason, for the nobly in the fight to
)le desired to
be real life of THE ACT OF.
n the name of He sat on one of ti
;hy sentiment meeting last Fridey
ng the opera- Campaigrr speakers
relationship. what the Red Crops
f the country the needs of the or:
)erative into much for the soldiers
*just as the years had been laid
ance, the dif- rested his weight or
ter terms. ively listening. He
during the past six 1
~ on the battle fields o
sons are only yaiting
>f the county years have left furro
ud of the re- is somewhat bent wit
t demands of his huge frame woul<
war was dec- led emotion as menti
speeches had the front. Truly thi
Lt section for the Mitford section
as more than best that he has. C
ile this was a' he has done enough.
nc was made of that nieeting this
lhird Liberty gest subscription to 1
in Bonds for his community. Tri
dollars.With- zfter the likeness of i
ie commun'ity self. and should be h(
idred but for other men would onl:
whites to make up the quota of the
districts in which these citizens lived.
The following however is a list of ch
donations by churches as they have th
reached the office of The News and -
Wayman M. E. Church......8129.00
Winnsboro Baptist Church. . . . 154.00
A. M. E. Zion Church. .. .. .. . 43.00
Winnsboro Pres'terian Church 57.00 'a
Winnsboro Cornet Band ......30.00
Colored Churches, Dist. No. 6 91,5.00
Col. Churches, Dist. No. 12.. 165.00! F
Mt. Olive Baptist Church .... 207.00 ]
Red Hill Baptist Church.... 130.001 1
ew Showing o
die Chine ~
tousand and had th
n ten times their allo
knows this is the grea
community in the U
ction of the countryV
portion to Blairs, the Tos
thirty five billions. S
tave realized the blessing
are doing their part rig
make the nation victorious
k GRAND OLD MAN.
e front seats at the Mit 41
listening to the Red Cros'
as they t9ld something of
,vas doing and somethingof
,anization that is doing so
across the seas. The hand
heaviIy upon him, and he.
the cane as he sat attent
had already sent two sons-'
nonths to serve his country
f France, and his remaining
their time to be called.- The
ws on his face and his figure Z
h time. From time to time
I be shaken with uncrontrol
on was made of the boys at
s man, who is well known in
has given his country the
ertainly he might feel that
And yet at the conclusion
same man offered the lar
he Red Cross of any man in
ily such a man has a heart
Jie heart of the Master him
nored by his fellow-men. To
r do half so much.
>. Churches, Dist. 20 ...... 100.00
A large number of other colorea
urches have made subscriptions but
ese have not reached us as yet.
All persons are hereby warned
ainst tresspassing on the lands for
rly owned by J. E. Cathcart. Vio
ors will certainly be prosecuted.
A. M: Owens.
)R SALE-Two 1916 Model Ford
ourinc Cars in good condition.
iken Motor Co., Winnsboro, S. C.