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THE HISTORY OF THE
MOUNT ZION SOCIETY
(Continued from first page)
-he might as well ask Means Davis
to name his man at once.
This high standard of scholarship
has been continuously maintained
since. A very large percentage of
Mount Zion's pupils enter college and
always stand hgh.
To homeseekers realizing the great
importance of educational advan
tages and influences, Winnsboro
should prove to be a most attractive
community in which to locate. Here
live a generous, high-minded people,
who through fair and adverse for
tune have kept for generations the
light of knowledge brightly burning
on Mount Zion hill and have tena
ciously upheld the high ideals of
their noble ancestors who so early
turned their faces steadfastly to
the light that purifies and elevates
Mount Zion Society.
The Mount Zion Society was incor
porated February 12, 1777, just be
fore the opening of the war. It
claims in the charter to be for the
purpose of founding, endowing and
supporting a public school in the dis
trict of Camden for the education and
instruction of youth. The constitu
tion is prefaced by a quotation from
Isaiah. "Arise, shine for thy light
is come, and the glory of the Lord
is risen upon thee. To appoint unto
them that mourn in Zion, to give un
to them beauty or ashes the oil of
joy for mourning.", This quotation
most probably suggested the name.
The first president was Col. John
Winn, and the wardens, General Wil
liam Strother and Capt. Robert El
lison. In a few years the member
ship ran up to 264 names. At this
time a Mr. Humphreys taught school
here. Perhaps before him as teach
er was Henry Mire, who, a young man
then, taught the Rock Spring acade
my, somewhere in this vicinity. He
lived three miles west of this place
and on public occasions was a con
spicuous and honored visitor to the
village. When Charleston fell the
school stopped for a while. Col. John
Vanderborst and Richard Winn gave
lands to the society. On reviving the
school the plans of the society were
enlarged and they proposed, at the
suggestion of Thomas Harris Mc
Caule, to found a college modeled
after that of New Jersey. It was
incorporated as a college in 1783, at
the same time with simiiar institu
tions in Charleston and Cambridge.
The first class graduated in 1787.
Dr.' Howe, in his history of the Pres
byterian church in Carolina, has pre-.
served a form of the original diploma
in Latin. . The father of the late
Maj. George Hunter, of Ridgeway,
was a member of this class. For
several years classes were graduated,
numbers of whom became ministers.
Out; of 23 ministers mentioned by
Dr. How0 who helped to keep the
flame of learning and piety alive in
the dark days which followed the
war, 13 are graduates of Mount Zion.
The diploma referred to above has the
name of Thomas Harris McCaule as
president and John Winn and James
Craig as trustees. The accommo
dations at first were of the rudest
*kind. A single log house for the col
leg0 purposes and smaller log huts
for th0 students who frequently pur..
sued their studies under the trees
around the small, building. In 1787
the society began a larger building.
sending up from Charleston oyster
shells- to be burned for lime. But the
country workmen did not understand
the management of the lime and pre
herred to make mortar with tar. The
'umber used was prepared with the
broad axe and whipsaw, as the fine
streams around had not yet been ap..
plied to turning saw mills. This col
lege quickened the cause of education
and drew to it students from such
preparatory schools as Bullock Greek
Academy (York) and Waxhaw in
Lancaster. It was properly called
"The College" for many years.
MOST LAVISHLY BEAUTIFUL
PRODUCTION EVER SCREENED
Everyone knows the story of Cin
-derella and the fairy godmother, and
now all Winnsboro may see the sto
ry pesented with the lavish beauty
fr wihCecil B. DeMille is fa
mous as a producer, when "Forbidden
Fruit" comes to the Community The..
atre on May 27th.
A story of a mismated marriage
that was tested by the flame of for-..
bidden love. A beautiful, high
souled woman tied to a brutal knave.I
We are proud of the confidence
doctors, druggists and the public
have in 666 Chill and Fever Tonic.
"Forbidden Fruit"-What is it?
See it at the Community House Fri.
Or HIGH SCHOOL
ALL FOR A CONFI-gRENCE WA
ISSUED RECENTLY BY THE
INTEREST IN ROAD BVILDI
Highway Commission Asked to Tal
Over for Maintenance by the State
The Newberry-Winnsboro Road.
The state department of educati
has recently issued a call for a c
ference of high school officials
South Carolina, to be held at Wj
throp college June 21, 22 and 23, t
theme of the conference being "Sh
South Carolina high school officie
make an effort to realize the aim a
objectives set forth by the comm
sion of the national educational as!
ciation on the reorganization of secc
The conference has as its aim t
improvement of high schools in tl
state, and the entire program is bu
around the theme given above.
Chairman Boulware of the Newbi
ry highway commission and oth
members of the commission were he
in conference with state highway
ficials in interest of getting the
partment to take over the Newber
Winnsboro road for state mainte
The commissioners also conferr
about the erection of a bridge ov
the Broad river between Newber
and Fairfield. Union also being
terested in this project.
Pardon and Several Paroles.
Governor Cooper granted executi
clemency to nine prisoners. seven 1
ing paroles during good behavier, o
a temporary parole and one a full p.
don, among whom were:
Solomon Lee, Kershaw county, w
was convicted in the fall of 1915
manslaughter and sentenced to ser
four years, was paroled during go
Hammie Alexander, Kershaw cot
ty, who was convicted in July, 19:
of manslaughter and sentenced
seven years, was paroled during go
Leonard Alexander, Kershaw cot
ty, who was convicted of manslaul
ter in July, 1917, and sentenced
seven years, was paroled during go
Stevenson's Cotton Amendment.
tative Stevenson of South Caroli
ntroduced to the house an ameI
nent to the cotton futures act und
which a buyer on the cotton exchan
would have the right to select or
half his purchase in any of the les
grades desired by him, and the
changes would have the right to
iver the other h'alf in any oft
grades they might select.
The amendment differs from t
Dial amendment only in that the I
ter stipulates that the buyer and a
ler must select their halves on the c
ton from two of the ten grades.
Baptist Delegates ReturnIng.
Those returning from the Southe
Baptist convention, which has been
session in Chattanooga for seve:
days, report a most successful me
ing of this large body. The atte
dance this year was from 5,000 to
000 members, coming from all pai
of the 8'outh.
It is stated by a member in atti
dance that the total receipts for 15
amounted $12,907,843, against a to
of $12,108,481 for 1920.
Other SoldIer Dead ArrIve.
The bodies of 31 heroes from ov
seas reached Columbia and were ti
en to their homes in the Carolin.
Georgia and Florida.
Among the fallen soldiers are Ca
James H. Holmes of Charleston a
Capt. Julius A. Mood of Summert<
both graduates of the Citadel oft
class of 1917.
Of the returned heroes, 18 we
National Guardsmen Withdrawn.
South Carolina national guardem
will be withdrawn from Charlest
and the seamen's strike situation a
again be placed in the hands of t
civil authorities, an executive ord
having been issued by Governor 00<
er for the withdrawal of the troops.
General Moore reports the situati
quiet and nothing unusual to warra
the continuance of troops.
Sheriff Martin will assemble a s
ficient civilian force to handle the
uation in time to take charge of
Fourth Suspect Surrendered.
The fourth man of the quartette
young white men which Is alleged
have been concerned with seve1
postoffice robberies in South Caroli
towns surrendered himself att
Richand county jail. he being Dew
Dennis. After he had appeared at t
county jail offering to give himself 1
he was formally arrested by Unit
States Deputy Marshall Thornton.1
was later brought before the Unit
States commissioner where his ho
for appearance before the col
... fixe in the sum of $10,000.
..narleston N':avy Yard Matter.
Washington, (Special). - Contro
iersy over the proposed establish
nent of a new Pacific coast naval base
it Alameda, Calif., and for suspend
ing the Charleston, S. C. navy yard
improvements again stalled the $500,
)00,000 naval appropriation bill in the
senate in a quagmire of debate.
The Charleston S. C., project was
S the subject of an address of nearly
three hours by senator Smith, demo
crat South Carolina, who charged sec
tionalism in naval appropriations.
Urging the senate to reconsider its
recent vote ordering suspension of
work in the Charleston dry dock and
channel until 1924. he asserted that
greatly disproportionate expenditures
had been made on the 500 miles of At
lantic coast north of Cape Hatteras to
the 2,000 miles of coast line to the
That it will require practically an
industrial revolution to force the
South to produce hay, corn and other
easily produced products, for the mar
ket. is the opinion of Dr. W. M. Riggs,
n- president of Clemson college, who at
of tended the anti-boll worm conference
n- in Washington.
ae To illustrate his belief, he declared
IIl that recently he was forced into the
Is market for two cars of corn. The best
id offer he had in South Carolina was
is- $1.25 per bushel on the cob. He
0- bought the two cars for 92 cents shell
n- ed and delivered from Iowa.
e Stevenson's Attack on Harvey.
is Washington, (Special).-A sharp
it and bitter attack of the "Harvey type"
' was made upon Colonel George Har
er vey because of his recent London
er speech by Representative Stevenson,
South Carolina, democrat, in the
le- In a sarcastic manner, the Congress
man arraigned the ambassador main
n- ly because of a speech in Charleston,
S C., in 1906 in which Stevenson
ed claims Harvey stated his ancestors re
er fused to fight during the Civil War by
ry either hiring substitutes or going to
Richardson Notifies Wardens.
Chief Game Warden Richardson is
re sending out notices to all game war
)e dens of the state calling attention to
ne an act of the legislature of 1918 that
has not been placed in the pamphlet
of laws as published by the former
Io chief warden, W. H. Gibbes, and that
of has not been enforced.
Chief Warden Richardson asks his
,d wardens to strictly enforce this act
after public notice has been given.
to Checking up License Dodgers.
Dd W. W. Goodman and W. A, Ballen
ger of the state highway department
in- went to Orangaburg to investigate the
;h- apparent violations of the license laws
to in that county. These two officials
A were supplied with a list of all Orange.
burg citizens who have purchased the
metal plates this- year and they will
check up on all who have failed to
make the necessary purchase.
Ld- Governor issues one Parole.
- A. H. Rosenberg. convicted before
geJudge Seaso in Charleston in Septemi
-ber, 1920. for forgery and procuring
:.l money under- false pretenses, was pa
ix-; roled during good behavier by Gover
1e- nor Cooper. Rosenberg was sentenced
he in September of 'last year to serve 1')
months, this being agreed to by the
he defendant's attorney, the presidingI
at. judge and the solicitor.
New interest in National Guard.
Reorganization of the national
guard in South Carolina Is going rap
IIdly forward and all the federal and
rn state allotments will be taken up by
in jJune 1 or 15. Adjutant General Moore
-alt believes. The adjutant general said
et-' he, was very much encouraged with
m- the new interest being taken by form
6, er service men 'and new men coming
-ta into the ranks.
m- Condition of State Banks.
21 State banks in South Carolina had
at the close of business on April 28
total resources of $164,751,862.11, ac
cording to the called statement of
their condition submitted to the state,
bank examiner and announced by the'
pt. Three More Tractors Coming.
nd Three additional ten ton Holt cateir
mpillar tractors have been allotted to
he South Carolina from the war depart
ment surplus and are now en rouite to
are Columbia, according to the state high
Land for National Forests.
en Ultimate purchase of at least 150,
on 000 acres of South Carolitia land to be
-ll placed in the national forests of the
he United States government Is the aim
er of the forest service of the depart
y. ment of agriculture, according to a let
ter from A. B. Neely, forester, to Gov
on ernor Cooper, In which the plan is out.
ni lined at some length.
Mr. Neely writes of the work al
f., ready done in South Carolina, calling
it- attention to the 18,000 acres of forests
aft in western Carolina now held by the
Young Men are Entertained.
ol Members of the state committee of.
tc the Y. M. C. A. were entertained at
-a] Ithe home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Lan
na ham on Holly street. First a business
he session was held during which the
e work of past month was reviewed. I
h~ The matter of the Blue Ridge sum
Iier school was discussed and it was
ed evidenced that South Carolina would
T have a good representation at the con
ed ferelice July 15 to 20.
ad After the business session a buffet
supper was served by Mrs. Lanhnm,
and the occasion was greatly enjoyeL
Goodrich 30x 31
anti-skid safety tread fabric t
now available at the
20% Price Reduaion whic
went into effed May 2nd
The pleasure is
stitute for Camel
fragrant Camel bli
The fellow wh
smoothness, a frag
can't get in anoth<
Don't let anyond
cigarette at any i
Let your own i
'tuffs and you'd we
e saSkid S
Heres a3x tre
Mnack tread and c
- full in s.ze, with tI
anti-skid safety tre
This tire will giv<
longer mileage, th
durability, the ut
comfort and the
Like all other Go
the "30x31"is nmd
quality. It is so tho
unusually good th
frankly declare it
ever made for sm
THE B.F.GOODRICH RU
re Dealers everywhere are seli
town Cords,Goodrich Fabric
Red or Gray Tubes-all one c
reduction in prices which G
tive May 2nd, 1921.
worth it. There's no sub
quality and that mild,
o smokes Camels, wants
because Camels have a
-ance and a mildness you
i tell you that any other
rice is so good as Camels.
:aste be the judge. Try
.A few smooth, refreshing
dik a mile for a Camel, too.
ly large and
3 you much
a greatest of
e only in one
it its makers
lie best tire
ig Goodrich Silva
Tires and Goodrich
guality--at the 20%
xodrich mae do
R. J. REYNOLDS Tobacco Co.
Winston-Salem, N. C.