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ESTABLISHED 1844 WINNSBORO, S. C., MAY 27th, 1921 VL LX O
Miss Florence Patrick is visiting
her sister, Mrs. R. C. Grier, in Co
Mr. John C. Wilson, Jr., met with
a serious accident Monday while vis
iting his parents. His leg was bro
ken by being kicked by a horse.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Whitworth
have been visiting the latter's pa
rents, Mr. and' Mrs. Hedgepath.
Mr. Earl Wilson is visiting his
brother, Mr. Leonard Wilson, of
Mr. and Mrs. M. W. Patrick enter
tained at a delightfUl dinner party
Tuesday evening. Covers were laid
Rev. 0. W. Carmichael, pastor of
Neely's Creek church, in York coun
ty, held a meeting for the White Oak
church last week end. His messages
were most helpful.
Mrs. David Parks is visitinq h!
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Wilson.
Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Parkinson
have returned from an extended trip
to points in middle and west Tennes
see and South Carolina.
. Miss Rena Wilson has returned
from a visit with her sister, Mrs.
Mrs. J. D. Lyles has returned
home from Winnsboro after spend
ing two weeks with her sister Mrs.
Mr. Walter Ruff, lof Monticello,
has been visiting in our community.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gadsden were
recent visitors in our commupity.
Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Castles and
family spent Sunday with Mr. W. R.
Ashford and family.
Dr. and Mrs. C. T. Brooks, of Co
lumbia, spent Sunday with Dr.
Brook's mother, Mrs. J. P. Brooks.
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Lyles and Miss
Helen Lyles spent Sunday in Mon
Misses lone and Lois Smith spent
Saturday night with Mrs. H. H.
Miss Helen Lyles is visiting int
Mr. and Mrs. Hoke and Miss Daisy
Brockington spent Saturday in
Mr. T. W. Ruff, of Great Falls,
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W.
Miss Erline Lyles is at home for
Mrs. J. H. Oswald and family are
visiting Mrs. Oswald's mother, Mrs.
J. D. Lyles.
S Mr. and Mrs. Claud Keeley and
children spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs S. P. Johnston.
Miss Inez H-arvey is visiting her
grand-mother at Stover.
Miss Annabel Harvey, who has
been teaching in the Albermarle Nor..
mal and Industrial school, is at home
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Miss Lila Nicholson is visiting her
*sister, Mrs. Minus, in Spartanburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus Nicholson
and children, John and Eva. arev
iting Mrs. A. R. Nicholson. Mr.
Nicholson is principal of the school
at Auburn and Mrs. Nicholson also
teaches in the school.
Mrs. J. L. Brice, with her chil..
dren, June and Lewis, are spernding
some time with her parents Mr. and
Mrs. Bishop in Beaufort.
Miss Ellen Stewart, of Chester, is
visiting friends and relations hiere.
Mrs. Macie Brice and children and
Mrs. T. W. Brice and children mo
tored to Chester Friday evening to
see Charlie Chaplin in The Kid.
Misses Sarah and Mary Jane Pat
ack and Thomas Patrick were vis
ors in Chester Monday.
Rev. Brown, from Charlotte,
peached at Concord church Sunday
Ctherin Ladd Chapter U. D. C. was
held with Miss Lila Nicholson the
second Friday afternoon. As there
'was a great deal of business to at
tend to, the historical program was
dispensed with. During the social hour
the hostess, assisted by Mrs. A, WV.
Brice, served cream and cake.
Mrs. W. B. Kennecy and Miss Sa
rah Kennedy, of Ridgeway, visited
Mrs. S. D. Harrison and other rela
tives in this section during the past
Miss Bessie Jones is at home from
Ridgeway, where she has been spend
ing a while with her sister, Mrs. D.
W. Ruff. Jr.
Dr. Dobson, of Ridgeway, was in
Miss Laura Matheson, who has
been teaching in Saluda county. is at
home now for the summer vacation.
Mr. D. G. Smith and Mr. William
T. Stewart attended the reunion in
Camden last week.
Miss Marie Jones, who is a mem
ber of the faculty of the Ridgeway
high school, spent the week-end with
her parents, Mr, and Mrs. John J.
Miss Irene Stewart is spending
some time in Winnsboro as the guest
of her cousin, Miss Lillie Mae Weir.
Mrs. Essie McEachern, of Savan
nah, Ga., is visiting Mrs. John J.
;Mr. and Mrs. Riley Stewart and
children, of Ridgeway, attended the
services at the Longtown Presbyter
ian church Sunday.
Miss Nancy Dawkins and little
Miss Janelle Bush are stayi g A -bile
in Columbia with Mrs. Nannie Bush.
Mr. Joe Tidwell spent part of last
week in Camden.
The many friends of Mr. John T.
Stewart will be pleased to learn that
he has recovered from his recent ill
MiFs. W. E. Wilds has been on
visit to relatives in Chester.
Mr. W. C. Peay, of Rockton, was
in this section recently.
Mr. McLeod, of Lee county was the
guest ~of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. E.
Mr. James Harrison, of Columbia,
spent the week-end with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Harrison.
Mrs. John C. Stewart has return
ed from a visit to her sister, Mrs.
Bankhead, in Columbia.
E. H. D.
Summer has come with a rush and
the weeds and grass seem to have
been just waiting for a good
chance to show what they could do.
Mrs. Vivian Jeter has returned
from her school in Blaney where she
has taught for the last three years.
Mr. Tom Glenn, who has been in
the U. S. Navy for several months,
is at home on a twelve days' leave
Everybody voted for bonds for
good roads, and if we don't get the
good roads, I suspect there'll be
quite a lot of "wanting to know the
Miss Annie Brannon and Mr. C.
E. Humphries, of Bellefield, were
married at the Bellfield church Sun
day, May 22, at 2 o'clock, by Judge
A. W. Matheso~n of Longtown.
The church was beautifully deco
rated in yellow daisies and ferns.
The bride and groom came down
the aisle to the strains of Lohen
gren's Wedding March,
The bride was married in her trav
eling suit of navy blue tricotine,
with hat and accessories to match,
Both are very popular young
people and we wish them much suc
cess and happiness in their journey
through life, A Friend,
Mr. John Humphries has returned
to Winnsboro, after spending the
week with his grandmother.
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Gibson and lit
t15 daughter, Catherine, spent the
week-end with her grandmother, Mrs.
Nichlson, who has been very ill,
Messrs Raymond Young and Ed
gar Timms spent Sunday with Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. McIntosh and son,
Albert McIntosh, and Miss Helen
Mackin attended the B, Y. P. U. in
Winnsboro Sunday afternoon,
Miss Marie Young andl Mrs. An.
drew Young have returned homne af
ter spending the week with relatives
NEWS FROM THE
On last Sunday evening while at
tending worship at the hall, Mr. J. J.
Robinson was seized with an attack
of acute indigestion. He was taken
to his home and a physician sum
moned. Dr. Lindsay administered
treatmenet and he was soon feeling
much better. He is out again at this
Our village was saddened Monday
morning about 9 o'clock to learn of
the sudden death of Mr. J. H. Ball.
Mr. Ball had been sick for about ten
days, but it was thought he was im
proving. He was sitting up in a
chair at his home when the end came
suddenly. Heart failure was . the
Mr. Ball was laid to rest Tuesday
morning in the Winnsboro cemetery.
Rev. Geo. C. Gibson, assited by Rev.
Mr., Culp, of Kings Mountain, con
ducted th, funeral services.
Mr. Ball was a member of the
Baptist church, and also a member
of the Oddfellows, Red Men and Po
cahontas Lodges. He was a faithful
man in his home, the church and his
lodges. He is survived by a wife
and eight children. all of whom live
in Georgia. To the bereaved family
tenderest sympathy is extended.
The many friends in Winnsboro of
Mrs. Juliani Lipscomb will be 9-lad
to learn that sh,, is slightly oetter.
after an operation at the Colum
Dr McMeekin, of Winnsboro, and
Rev. Georg, C. Gibson made a busi
ness =trip to Columbia Wectnesday
Mr. J. S. Braddock, who has been
in Florida for several weeks, passed
through' our village Tuesday en
route to Manning, S.,C., where he
will be located for a few weeks.
Miss Jessie McLendon, wio has
been in- Camden for sevsfdC* ,
returned to Winnsboro Monday.
Mr. Boyd Fisher, of the Service
department of Lockwood. Greene &
C.. Managers, spent the day with
us Monday. We are always glad to
have these splendid men with us.
Mr. Fisher motored to Columbia Mon
day afternoon, from there to be en
trained for Edgefield.
Mr F. L. Caridee, service manager
of Winnsboro Mills, accompanied Mr.
Boyd Fisher Monday afternoon on
his trip to the Edgefield Mills at
Mr. H. S. Redman. -f the proriuc
tion department of Lockwood, Greene
& Co.. Managers, was with us last
Thursday and Friday.
The Winnsboro Mills ball team
suffered defeat on the local diamond
last Saturday at the hands of the
strong Columbia Mills team. The
game was a struggle from start to
finish. The final score was 7-3. We
are making no alibis, still if there
had not been a couple of crioples on
the mill team the score might have
been different. The team goes to
Camden Saturday to play the crack
team of the Hermitage Mills. A
crowd of fans is planning to go over
with the team.
We regret that in our haste last
week w'e neglected to inform our
readers of he high tribute and honor
paidl t our agent, Mr. Gordon A.
Johnstone, by the Southern N'extile
Association. Mr. Johnstone was
unanimously elected president of this
great organization. There are over
2,000 of the leading cotton manufac..
turers and mill men of the South
who are members of the organization.
For the past three years Mr. John
stone has been vice-president. For
the past year he was also chairman
of the programme committee. Mr.
Johnstone's ability as a mill man
is attested by his popularity with
his host of associates and acquain
tances in this wide field -of business.
We are proud of this distinction for
Mr. Johnstone. Our amateur .iudg
ment is that he merited the honor.
The center of the stage of activ
ity in our village this week is held
by the revival meetings that are be
ing held by the Methodist church.
Each evening the Rev. Mr. Culp, of
Kings Mountain. is delivering strong
and searching messages. We believe
that much good is being done. The
Junior choir of the Baptist church,
AT MOUNT ZIO1
The commencement exercises fo
Ut. Zion Institute, session 1920-1921
vill be held on the evening of June
md 3-Thursday and Friday-a
3:30 o'clock. On Thursday evenin.
;he class..day, and on Friday evening
:he graduating exercises will be held
rhe authorities of the Communit:
House have given us permission t,
ise their building-another evidenc.
f the great service the promoters o
:hat enterprise rendered the town o
The graduating class consists thi
7ear of four young men and eigh
oung women: Joe Elliott, Bob Jen
sings, Jack Lemmon, Cornwell Jen
ings; Rebekah Macfie, Jessie Doug
ass, Margaret Ketchin, Frances Neil
Lizzie Clarke, Katharine Turne,
Merrill Turner and Louise Hamilton
he public is cordially invited to b
present at the exercises that marl
:he close of the graded school life o
hese young people. Merely to sta:
in school eleven years is in itself n,
ittle attainment. Those who stic1
,o the end, are, in a very genuin
sense the elect of the young peopl
f any community. It is not to
uch to say that from these twelv
Young men and young women wil
:ome most of the leaders of thei
,eneration in this community i sa:
from", you will observe, for ther
'll be a further "weeding out" il
he years to come. The process wi
:ontinue until, finally, out of the fir
: time will come the exceeding fin
gold freed from all dross.
G. F. Patton,
POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT BUL
wish of the Presic-ent ths
ull i ation concernmgM
rnmenil departments. It is espec
ialy his desire that all those wh
::ome to Washingtop to transact bui
iness with any department or burea
3f the Government may quickly b
dvised as to the exact location an
means of reaching the particular de
artment or bureau in which ma
be centered the business which tha
:esire to transact.
For this purpose there has been es
ihshed a Bureau of Information o
the ground floor of the Post Offic
!artment Building, Iccated o
Pennsylvania Avenue at Twelft
Street which is in charge of com
petent people who will definitely ar
sver queries of this character.
The public is advised of this ar
rangement and invited to make us
>f the facility.
Will HI. Hays,
THE METHODISTS TO RAISE
Sunday, May the 29th, is one o
great epoch making days of th
Methodist Episcopal Church Soutli
Every Methodist is urged to be i
ruls place of worship Sunday mornin,
it 11 o'clock to dio his part in th
?hristian Education movement. Thi
.s the most vital and constructiv
sork that has challenged the Meth
>dist Church in the past 25 years
Let every Winnsboro Methodist b
present Sunday morning and th
Methodists of Greenbrier Sunday af
:ernoon at 3:30.
Jno. D. Holler, Pastor.
Miss Margaret Young, who ha
yeen teaching school at Greycourt,i
mt home for the summer.
We are glad to know that Mr
Robert Dove, who has been very ill
ss some better.
r and Mrs. A. A. Young motore<
o Columbia Thursday on business.
Misses Eula Brice and Paulin'
Roberts, Mr. A. W. and George Parl
upent Sunday in Columbia.
Miss Eulalee Timms is at hom'
rrom her school in St. Matthews.
E. U. Brice spent Sunday inu thi:
Mrs. J. D. Park was called homi
Monday to her brother, John C. Wil
son, of White Oak, who had his lei
REPRINT OF TiE E
r Inquiries have been made and re.
quests have been made from time tc
time for the history of the Mt. Zior
t Society, so through the courtesy oi
Mrs. T. H. Ketchin we are reprinting
articles about the society written by
Mr. S. D. Dunn and Dr. Jas. H. Car.
lisle which were published in 1907.
For more than a century Winns
boro has enjoyed the distinction o!
f being a community devoted to educa
tion and culture. This has been due
dcubtless, to the fortunate circum.
c stances that cultivated families o0
low countrymen made their home
here early among a most vigorou
and intelligent settlement of up.
countrymen. The blending. o:
these people-the one having a lov(
for education and refinement, and the
B other a passion for civil and relig.
ious liberty-formed an ideal com.
munity for the promotion of knowl
edge and instruction in those truth,
which elevate the mind and purif:
the heart of man.
B Thus as might be expected, wE
3 find in the earliest history of th
) community the establishment of 2
school in a log school house-the ori
I gin of Mount Zion College. ThiL
r was ten years before the Revolution
r and it was about the time the villag
B acquired its name from th.. circum,
stance that John and Richard Winn
I who had moved from Virginia, ha(
e gotten possession of the lands wher(
e Winnsboro now stands. .
Plans for the enlargement of thi
school soon developed. In 1777 ai
application was made to the genera
assembly for a charter for the Moun
- Zion society by John Winn, Rober
Ellison, Thomas Woodward, Richar
and William Strother, Joseph Kirk
t land, John Milling and John Kenne
- Charleston. Tie cha
> ed on 'the 13th day of February, 1777
"for the purpose of founding, 'endow.
i ing and supporting a public school ir
e the district of Camden." In th(
i preamble to the rules of the Mounl
Zion society \appears the followin
"appeal: ."When we cast our eye!
v around and behold a rising gener.
tion, the greatest part whereof mus
I live in ignorance on account of ther(
being no place of instruction nea
them where they can be properly ed.
, ucated, becoming thereby useless t<
, their country, to society land them.
selves, we cannot help being sensi
-ble \to these tender feelings whici
the Divine Being hath impressed or
-our natures, as a spur to prompt u
eto lend a helping hand."....O
country calls, nay, the voice of rea
son cries aloud to us to promote
knowledge as the firmest cement o0
The school was broken up whei
Cornwals occupied Winnsboro i!
1780-81. But in 1784 it was reopen
fed and in 1785 a charter was ob
tined for a. college.
There is nothing especially note.
Iworthy in the history of the schoo
until 1834, when Mr. J. W. Hudsox
became principal. Mr. Hudson wa
a great teacher and disciplinariar
whose powerful personality dominat.
-ed not only the school, but the com
munity, for a quarter of a century,
Under his administration, which con.
tinued until 1858 the school becam(
-Ifamous, acquiring a reputation co.
extensive with the limits of the
Southern states. It was the ambi.
~bition of favored young men to avai
themselves of the superior advantage!
of Mount Zion as a training schoo
Sfor higher institutions of learning
sespecially for the South Carolina cc!
Of the many bright .,cng -net
who, as assistants to Mr. Hudson
contributed to thg fame of Mt. Zion
Sand' afterwards adorned, reflected
honor on the school may be men.
Stioned: William Bratton, Thoma!
SMcCants. D. Wyatt Aiken, Georg
H. McMaster, James H. Rion, J.
SWood Davidson, Ellison Capers.
For 20 years longer the school was
Sconducted as a male academy. Dur
ing this period of stress, trial and dis.
aster the exercises zf the school wer(
-never aho'w ed to cease. When th4
building was occupied by Federal
soldiers and afterwards when it wa
UNT ZION SOCIETY
burned to the ground the school was
conducted in the Baptist church, the
Thespian hall, in out-buildings,
wherever a shelter could be found.
The teachers who chiefly administer.
ed the school, maintained its reputa.
tion and left their impress upon
the community during this period
were: Gen. Alston, J. P. McCarthy,
Mr. Muller, Maj. Leland, Mr. Mc.
Candless, Windfield S. Rivers, T. J.
Wells, Victor E. Menget, G. A.
Woodward, W. W. Farrow, Capt.
Moultrie M. Dwight.
In 1878, to meet the conditions'of
the times, a public 'raded school was
established-the first iE the State
outside . of Charleston-under the
able management of Mr. R. Means
Davis. This undertaking proved to
be a most gratifying success, the
system met the needs of the commu.
nity, and, under the inspiration of
this master teacher, the school rival
ed in merit its earlier distinction.
In 185 just 100 years from the
granting of the original charte", it
was determined if possible, to reVive
the collegiate feature of the school,
and in connection with the graded
school instruction tc furnish to the
youth of the community the oppor
tunity of obtaining a complete, prac
tical, high-school education at home.
A joint meeting of the Mount Zion
society and the citizens of the town
was held, at which it was determined
to issue bonds of the town for the
purpose of erecting such additional
buildings as were needed. This was
done and the session of 1886 was
opened in a large and well arranged
brick building, furnished with im
proved seats, 4esks, physical and
chemical -laboratory, and sll neces
sary appliances. It was at this timp
that Prof. W. H. Withero*be
the school continued to flourish and
grow in usefulness.
At present the school is conducted
by Mr. J. H. Thornwell, Jr., who for
three years was assistant to Mr. L.
T. Barker, former principal of Mount
Zion now a professor of pedagogies
in the University of South Carolina.
Mr. Thornwell who is a grandson of
the distinguished theologian and
teacher, Dr. Jas. H. Thornwell, is a
young man of high character and at
tainments and is succeeding admir
ably as a teacher and disciplinarian.
Under the management of this ener
getic young man, assisted by an able
and cultured corps of teachers, the
school is making excellent progress.
The very traditions of Mount Zion
are an incentive toi pupils to strive
-to excel in scholarship and honor
abli e~mduct. During and after Mr.
Hudsm's time, students trained~here
have stood remarkably well in the
higher institutions of learning they
have attended. Prof. Win. P. Du
Bose, of the University of the South,
Sewanee, Tenn., says in "Rccollec
tions of Mount Zion," that he was a
pupil of Mr. Hudson from about 1845
to 1831, and that after leaving at
the age of 15 for the Citadel academy.
he did not touch Latin or Greek
for five, years-not till at the age of
20 he entered the University of Vir
ginia and that to hjs surprise he
found hL had lost nothing he had -
-ever known and had been taught
much more than he had thought of
these languages. He further inter
estingly says: "I am grateful for
what Latin, Greek and mathematics
I really learned and the way I learned
them at Mount Zion-not merely
for what knowledge I have had or
what use I have made of them, but
for the permanent effect of their
acquisition upon the texture and
compositon of my mind and charac
When Mr. R. Means Davis was
principal of Mount Zion, 1877-1882,
many of his pupils were so suces
ful in winning scholarships that the
Hon. Hugh S. Thompson, then state
superintendent of education remark
ed jokingly that it was no use for
him to hold competitive examinations
(Cntined on page seven)