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THE NEWS HERD
LXXI-No, WINNSBORO S. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1919. Established
ARERS OF AV0W
IOVEMENT PUT ON FOOT TO 0
tton Association And Its Aims D
cussed by Mr. T. M. Seawell
Good Crowd Present.
Tues%. night at eight thir
clock -e farmers of the Avon s<
n1 ot :te county gathered in th<
ool 1 suqe for the purpose of d
sin-- -,e cotton association and
ssible put into effect some meth
organization of a local assocatic
J. E. McDonald of Winnsboro a:
speaker from State Headquarte
re.scheduled to be present to a
s the gathering but unfortunate
of these gentimen were provi
'ally kept away. Mr. Seawell,
News and Herald was preient ar
ussed the cotton situation and 1
s and plans of the American Cc
Association. He went into deta
the matter of the great need
an organization among the fa
pointing out the fact tnat co:
itions have so greatly changed wit]
in the last two years, economic col
ditions esneciallY that the time is no
at kand when the farmer will be con
pelled to do something for himse
or fail in his business. The fact wa
made plain that old methods of pr
tection will not serve now. The plar
of the Association and aims in th
matter of warehousing and holdin
cotton and systemate selling, as we
as the matter of true condition r<
ports through the Association was dis
At the end of the address quite
num er, practically all of the farmer
sp t -sig0ed aplication blanks asl
ai n, opportnt to I 2t.
with the movement. Afte
ampaing is put o, rther me2:
be held whi" ti-n offcer
elected for the local b>dy.
FIELD CHAPTER RED
at has your c-apter done toward
'zation for the Third Red Cros
a few weeks the Third Red Cros
Call will have begun.
1 your Chapter be ready?
ve you appointed your Chapte
.all Chairman ?
he, in turn, appointed a Di
of Publicity and Supplies, a Di
of Speakers. a Roll Call Cash
Director of the Men'sDivisionl,
tor of the Women's Divison,
or of the Industrial division an<
tor of the War Veterans' Di
November 2nd will everyone ii
community know that it is rRol
he also know the many reason!
e should join the American Ret
for 1920 ?
is to be che most economica
ign ever conducted by the Re<
or by any other organization
re not employing campaign ex
to -nake it a success; we are
it ourselves under the directiol
Department of Developmenl
'th the help of every one of ou
s is also one of the most impor
campaigns the Red Cross has
onducted. Organi:atiot. and pub.
are the two things that wil
it a success; neither cne can be
y successful without the other
't let your Chapter fail for lacd
er. Organization now, withoui
elay; and publicity every day
now on so that your Chaptex
nswer "here" when the Honox
f Chapters is called on Ar nis
FAIRFIELD B~E AN HON0OF
ER THAN EVER BEFORE.
exhibits and attractions seld
ualled and never surpassed in
te, the Fairfield County Faix
w open its gates on the morn
October 22nd fully prepared tc
t and entertain, educate and
thousands of visitors during
e days. A splendid fair is
.The demand, for space, the
nmber of inquiries. and the
R- LECTURES AND ENTERTAP
MENTS ABOVE AVERAGE.
is. Many of the Numbers are Themselv
Worth the Cost of the Season
tv i The annual visit of the Radelif
- Chautauqua is being made to Winn
ir boro this week. The schedule covere
s- the first three days of the week and
if has been indeed a treat to those wI
)d were in position to attend the nun
n. bers. The great aim of the Chautat
id qua is to elevate and enoble, and it I
rs safe to say that the numbers on tb
d- schedule for this year's ehautauqu
ly certainly carry out that idea. - Th
d- entertainments are all good. The dil
f ferent companies from the first or
id to the last have come in for a ger
ie erous round of applause. Each an
t- every one has been able to entertai
-il i and at the same time to educate. Goo
>f and kind words have been spoken o
r every number by the people of th
I- I community.
The one feature of this Chautauquz
-i however that has been the outstand
ing one has,been the- character of th
lectures and the inen delivering then
Of the half dozen lectures any on,
s,of them was well worth the entir
cost of a season tietet. The:lecturel
s began on the afternoon of the firs
e day by the splendid christian gen
tieman, Col. Gearheart. He spoke th<
[' first time on "What is Education,
-and the night lecture was "The great
est Thin.g Man May Know," both o,
these lectures were fine. Either o1
a them was, well worth the. cost, of th(
s entire series-of entertainments. Nei
7 ther of them" could possibly be de
cllowed. would almost make a para
dise en ea--th, and while no communit,
an folly these i ;eals absolutely,be
cause of community weakness, still
his words will not leave us witbout
,some real benefit.
The other lecturs on the course
wee als good, however there was
one that ought to be worth much to
Winnsboro. This was the lecture of
Miss Lambert. Her talks were sim
ply wonderful. It is unfortunate that
there are so few people in the world
with the trained talents' that 'this lady
has. Her time spent among chldren
of any community would be worth far
more than the average school. Miss
Lambert is unassuming and does no$t
eae the impression that she knows
everything. She has that helpful air
is fully interested in her work and
because of the great need s willing
always to help the communities into
which she goes.
big amusement features already un
der contract, all combine. to insure
a fair the like of which this City or
section has' never before witnessed.
The different comniittees are hard
at work getting the grounds and build
ing in fine condition, and in a fey. days
every thing will be ship shape for the
biggest and -best Fair everheld.
Fine specimens of pure-bred beef
and dairy cattle will be here; big hor
ses, fine types of mules,and registered
swine will all be on exhibition. Oth
er departments will be on the same
New features have been arranged.
It is the aim of the management to
prevent the Fair from being "the same
old thing" each year.
Of particular interest this year will
be the big demonstration of agricultu
rml implements and the labor-saving
devices for home and farm.
Boys' and Girls' Club work will be
set forth in a more comprehensive
manner than ever before, keeping pace
with the remarkt.ble development of
this important phase of making the
youngsters into more useful and more
capable men and women of a new gen
All departments will be on a bigger
and broader scale than ever before,
and the three days promise to be the
greatest ever known in Winnsboro.
A welcome home to the soldier bays
from our County and State will be ex~
tended by the throngs of visitors to
E TENTH OF OUR
W. W. DIXON UNDERTAKES LIF]
s Continuation of Interesting Sketches
Great Old County-Women whose
eryone's Heart-Men Who were
e James Brice was one of thre4
5 brothers who came 'to this countr3
d from Ireland and settled on what i
it known as the Roseborough Place nea
o New Hope Church.
- His ancestor was originally fron
L- Scotland, so the late judge Charles
s A. Simonton informed the writer, and
e was a soldier who won distinctiior
a under the eye of Cromwell among
e1his famous "Ironsides." On observa.
tion it may be said that the manly
e hardihood and physical courage of
this ancestor have been transmitted
d down, without abatement, to the youth
n of the family in the present genera
f Another characteristic of the men
e of this family is their respect and
reverence for women and, to add a
little humor, each seems to have se
-lected unerringly a good wife. James
e Brice was fortunate, indeed, in his
. marriage with Jane Wilson, an ac
S'compHshed woman and a daughter of
e'Squire Robert Wilson, a man of edu
s cation, refinement and ability. There
t were six children of this union, Rob
. ert, William and the only daughter,
Nancy, married Simontons-William
being the father of Calvin Brice, Jas.
A., who moved to Florida. and others
I will give as I write of them.
Robert, too, had a large family of
which we will give a sketch hereaf
- .James.Br1cei aSter
Unampus Creek Brices, and fromtw,
daughters we have the Blaines, -Mil
lers,. Clowners, related to the family.
James Brice was a successful farm
er and business man, acquid a great
deal of property in land and slaves
and built one of the largest country
houses in the New Hope section, which
was destroyed by fire in Sherman's
The youngest son of James .Brice
and Jane Wilson Brice was Walter
Scott Brice and of him we attempt
this brief sketch prelirginary to
lengthier sketches of his children.
Walter Scott Bree was born in this:
section in 1804, during the adminis
traton of Thomas Jefferson and died
in Grant's Admnistration in 1871.
What a thought that is to us! .To see;
our country grow from a narrow strip
on the Atlantic to the broad zone
across the world to the placid waters
of the Pacific ocean, and read and?
hear and see of Jackson, Calhoun,
Hayne, McDurffie and Pettigrew and
the steamboat and the railroad. Af
ter attending the schools about his
home he next went to Monticello andj
then his good father sent him to Mt.
Zion at Winnsboro, the best school in
South Carolina, called a College then.
From Mt. Zion he went to Jefferson
College in the State of Pennsylvania
making the journey by horseback and!
stage coach relays. He did not get
back home until he finished the four
years course, spending the vacation
with friends and sometimes finding
employment during the summer vaca-*
On being graduated at Jefferson
College, he took the full course at the
Charleston Medical College and after
securing his degrees returned and set
ItIed down to his life work in his home
neghborhood, as a surgeon and prac
titioner of medicine. His place, when
he settled on it, was known as the
Dr. Brice with his education, talents
and good features looked about him
now for a life partner, ar1 picked out
one of the prettiest softest eyed, pur
est hearted little girls of ti-e Rocky
Creek section, (who was she grand
children ?) Enmeline Moore. I ' can
see her now with her wid'ow's cap on!
How you miust have l wc . her!
W-a weo t is t .sie of the coun-'
+- we will write up thie Moore fam
The children of -this marriage were i
[.me Michal (Mikel Walter Scott4
P OF JAMES BRICE. AND SUC
of FamoUk Men and Women of Ou
Beauty as(Graciousness Won Ev
Known -or Their Manhood.
Jr., Robert Wade, John Moore, Thor
as W., Rebecca Jane, Wilson McDo
aid, Samuel G., and David Lenisfoi
Dr. Brice was a noted man, and
those days a country physician w.
the man of greatest influence in t]
commurgity. It certainly was the p,
!sition hPoccupied-and he could hai
att' . d olitical preferment if he h.
desired it as is evidenced by his frien<
ship and correspondence with Go
Means, the latter remembering hi;
repeatedly with gifts as of froi
,friend to friend. And further whi
he had many slaves and a large ilai
tation he turned that over to a don
petent overseer, and gave his tim,
thought and eiergy unstintedly ar
conscientio-drly to the sick and afflic
ed of the wide territory in which I
practiced. While he did not mal
wcalth the chief object of his life
pursuit, one, peculiar thing was hi
utter horror of debt and he did nc
tolerate it in others who showed i
their conduct no effort to get out c
He was a man of very fine np)3ar
ance-beautga manners., and yo,
were stru, with his personal net
ness. He -as Gov. Meaas' .ers(-i
physician their relatiis ,cr ir
ti sting. Dr. Brice ha,
trait with the writ
p book"!! Here:
p(made 'n 401'
fused. ~For e bi
death his beedw undei
his labors. .- 1871 and wa,
interred in Hope cemetery.
Dr. Brice dr eight sons and on(
Maj. T. WBrice had eight sons ani
one daughter 1
Capt. R. .WAde Brice had six sons
and one daughter. Just one daughtei
in each family.
Five of-Dr :Brice's sons volunteered
in the Conifederate armies. Only
two returned. I will sketch, in an in
timate way, thie lives of these sons ir
our next article, but at this momnent
when I project my thought in the field
of this task, a melancholy see1nis tc
pursue and envelop me. What is the
cause of this sense of depression? It
is the rmajesty of their lives and the
splendor dY their performainces. in
coparisnGfl with. my own slender ac
complishment. The names of these
men hover bef~ore my eyes like a se
cret reproaeh,. and nitdire Mirs-me
that L. shall soort have disap'peared
buttrfly like without having done
anything! My changeable and rest
less disposition will torment me I
guess to the end. I shall never see
plainly what I ought to do; and yearn
ing for the Ideal will cause me to
neglect and lose the Reality. .
W. W. Dixon.
Y. HAMP LUCAS.
Mr. Editor: Is it true that you
are going to sue little Dunn for
breaking your leg?
Is Dutch Tennant going to marry
Miss Mary Lord? If so, it will be a
ase whdre a lord will become a ten
Half of this town are kin to Glenn
Ragsdale and some pretty girl asks
me every day "when is Cousin Bob
oming to Cowpens?"
I have talked so much to the High
School Girls about a certain friend in
Winnsboro that they want "puddle
duck" over here for Thanksgiving.
WHAT IS HELL?
Sherman said War;,- Carlyle said
Fear of Failure. I say it is to be left
without sufficient means to meet the
bills at the end of the month. Come
in and see me and I will tell you how
o avoid having your Wvife and chil
:Iren in such a fix..
JAS. L. BRYSON.
GENERAL NEWS 0f
THE WHOLE STAT
-.0F INTEREST TO EVERYONE
r Death of Mr. R. C. Allein of York
Mrs. Gaillard Passes-Other
DEATH TAKES AWAY (
SPLENDID YORK MA
n Robert C. Allein, Long Identified WI
LS Buisness Interests of Town. Vic
e! tim of Disease.
e York, Oct. 3.-Robert C. Alle'
d cashier of the First National bank a
one of York's best known and mc
popular citizens, died at 7 o'clock tf
n morning. Death was due to a'comp
n cation of diseases from which he h.
e been critically ill for several weel
- Funeral services will be conducted
the Church of the Good Shephe
Saturday morning, by the Rev. T.
d Walsh, and the interment will be
Rose Hill cemetery.
eMr. Allein was 60 years of age. I
s was born September 1, 1859, in Vick
s burg, Miss. He came to York fro:
t Gaffney, where he had lived one <
two years, in 1903, to become cashi4
of the newly organized-First Nation;
bank, of which his brother-in-law, 4
E. Wilkins, was president. Mr. A
- lein served in this c-pacity from tJ
i organization of t':e bank until h
- death, and much of the success of tl
I institution has been due to his tirele,
- energy, foresight and splendid abilit;
I He was engaged in the banking bus
- ness practically all his life and w2
1 recognized as an expert in this line<
w.a man o stron
of her most public spirited
ential citizens. For a number ofyear
he had been a member of the -board 0
trustees of the York school district an
was secretary of the board. As a trib
ute to him the town schools wer
closed today. He had long been
member of the Episcopal church.
Surviving are his widow, who wa
Miss Annie Ball of Meridian, Miss.
two daughters, Miss Allein of Yorl
and Miss Frances Alleink, a student a
Winthrop College; one son, Rober
Allein, formerly of Colunl>ia but nov
of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Georgi
D. Topning of Columbus, Ohio; an
one brotner. T. H. Allein of Vicksburg
MRS. MARY ADELAIDE
GAILLARD. PASSES AWAY~
Mrs. Mary Adelaide GaiIIard. died a
.o'clock Sunday morning at the hom
dleton street,. in Columbia, after
period of ill health extending- ove
many months. The remains wer4
br>'ught to Winnsboro Sunday to be
interred beside those of, her husband
and other menmbers of the family
the services being held Monday morn
ing at 11 o'clock at St. John's church
Besides this son in-Columbia she is
survived by another son, Wiillam Du
Bose Gaillard of Charleston and a wide
family connection especially in the
lower part of the State. She was in
the 7Sth year of her age.
Mrs. Gaillard was before her mar
riage Marry Adelaide DuBose, th
daughter of David St. Pierre DuBose,
a representative country gentleman of
the low country. She married Alfred
IS. Gaillard, a native of St. Stephen
Parish, Berkeley county, but at that
time living in Winnsboro. He served
as a captain of artillery in the War
Between the Sections and died five
years thereafter from the effects of
a wound received in battle. His wid.
ow continued to live in Winnsboro uni
til her sons were educated and in bus.
iness when she moved to Columbia.
A woman of genial nature and of
cordial pleasant manner, she had a
host of friends to whom the news of
her passing will be received with sin
Coming to the Fair?
IEX-SOLDIERS AND SAILORS
TO MUSTER THURSDAY
OF FAIR WEEK.
Every white man now in Fair
N field County who served in the
Army or Navy during the Great
War is expected to be present
at the Court House, Thursday,
of Fair week, at 2 P. M., to fix
'their names to the Roll of Hon:
or in the American Legion.Meet
ings are being held in every
N. county in the United States to
organize into a union all ex-ser
thvice men. The National Con
vention will met in St. Louis;Mo.
Nov. 11. The "Fairfield Coun
n, ty" Post is Number 16, of this
ad State and the charter'has been .
It received by the organization
i Efforts are being made to
give the boys a big, dinner. Come
at and meet the veterans, for they
Ad will all be here.
r. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
in WANTED: You to know there rae
3 residences in the city of Winnsbor*
e for sale. We have them on our list,
s for quick sale. May we show themto
SMARR REALTY COMPANY.
Winnsboro, South Sarolina.
1- A COMMUNICATION FROM
e MR. R. W. PHILLIPS.
is Mr. Editor:-I have been looking
e over your paper for some time. You
s have mentioned about good roads, and
r. the farmers' organization.to hold cot- 7
ton, and good schools aid' basebaU\
clubs, but not one word about the o]A
veterans ar d their pensions. They are
not all dead yet, and thank God who
has spared us. The news s
s 'B .
f kind to the old veter&M
,erine Ladd C apter. Why,,r
has grand children living in the coun
A few more words about good
schools. Will say that I did not havf
s the opportunitY of getting an educa
tion. I would advise every boy and
girl to stick to their school and never
miss a day. When I was a boy I did
no,t want to go to school and my
mother put me out to learn a trade.
Then came the war and I volunteer
ed and went to the army to serve my
country. I went in for five years.
After the war I came home and found
the citizens had hard times here.
General Hampton was here and made
a sneech. to the whites and negroes m.
bthe woods. I went to hear him, and
'after that it was stormy timies to see
twho 'vouM -be'-governor., After the
organized, the Red Shirts I was up
Istairs over the market haIl. Hamptonf
Shad a table and one chair. Captain
I Dwight and G:lover Jordan were up
there with him. Captain Dwight re-.
quested me to get his horse and get
them to fall into line double file, get
in front of them and march them op
posite Col. Rion's house. I then re
eived orders to match them to the
back of his fence and let them all sit
stand where Captain Taft was to
ek. Col. Rion and Major Wood
ard were on the stand. Col. Rioni
stood up and introduced him to the
eges I knew they wanted to hear
n a egr ha, osy He ponted to me
wan ehd Iet tosay. e e said, "Old
Cmaegoback to the Red Shirts
and don't let them meddle, with -r
Taft." I then received orders to march
them around the stand and all the
negroes commenced leaving .fr home
adnnweeleft in the streets when
w came back,k and then all theRe
Shirts left for home. MajorWod
ward and Col. Rion came backato sto
the boys from throwing eggs a at
Taft. They then saw him safe on
te train for home.
Will you be present at
the Fair? Everybody
else is coming.