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By J. W. Daniel, D. D., in S
An old building huib!e in appear
ance, still standing oil a high hill
about one-half mile above the old
homiestead of the late James W. UDan
i, 19sl., on the old Greenville and
Augusta road, ought to be preserved
as a itionument to the great work ac
coniplished hvithiin its walls. Cedar
Mount Academy, as it was called, was
a building of only one room. Educa
tors of t ,resent day w9uld smile at
its humble appearance and scant furil
ishings and lack of equipment for the
work for which it was set apart. "Ev
t ry tree," however, "is known by its
From 1865 to 1876, when the State
was passing through the throes of Re
construction; when 'liaurens county
was under martial law and negroes
and "arpet-baggers ruled the State in
the orgies of big stealing and negro
insolence, when many of the reputa
ble citizens along -the old highway
were arrested and ruthlessly carried
a-way to prison in Columbia, for no
otlier cause, really, than to keep them
from casting a ballot in the State and
county elections, L. T. H. Daniel, the
eldest brother of the writer, kept the
school at Cedar Mount open and saved
many boys from growing up with
out an opportunity to fit themselves
for efficient service in life.
Every morning the teacher came in,
pulled a revolver from his pocket and
laid it up on a shelf, and then called
the school together to read a lesson
from God's holy word. At other
times (faithful old Confederate sol
diers, who had seen long service In
Virginia and followed Lee to the last
ditch, came with guns and concealed
themselves in the woods near the
school room to protect It from insult
and rowdies who prowled thrugh the
country. That has always impressed
me as a concrete instance of getting
an education under seriois and excit
ing difficulties. However, the school
did its work effectively, and as results
will reveal, efficiently.
From that hut mble schoolroom there
went into the world Joseph Travis
Johnson. a member of congress and]
a federal Judge: W. S. Martin. who
has given the larger part of his life
to God. a worthy minister whose bow
still abides in stren-gth: the late W. It.
Whtarton who was for years the super
intendent of ite E iswort h Orphanage;
Dr. I). W. )aniel, who has given the
most of his life to the education of tle
(ttonig imtn of '-State tn(I who is to
lay anti holorl( I professor in Clemson
College and a wvell knowt (lhauttamtIuta
lectutre, li). W. W. Datniol, who has
given Ithe flower or Iis life to the edu
cation of thousands of bright girls in
every pa.rt of the state, and1( who dur
ing hi, long e'riod of service as pres
idenlt of Coll.mnibia College raised the
course of study of that. institution to
tie equal of any male college in the
State. lie still livcs a fearless and
edifying tmin is ter of Cirist. Professor
.1. W. W4.. Daniel occulies the Ohait
of history in -Wesleyant Poemale Collerc
at Macon, Ga.: John Carlisle Daniel,
State of South Carolina,
County of Laurens,
IN COUltr OF COMMON PLEAS
J. D. COATS, Plaintiff,
STI')VE SUlFlt, JAIIK SUE1R, LOU
SUJJITR, ZINA SUBlER, LARKIN
SUBIOR, MOSES SUlIt, MAlR
SUBIM, and NEAL SU110R, iDefenti
Pursuant to a Decree of the Courtt In
the above statedi ease, I will sell at
pulblic outtcry to the highest bidder, at
Laurens, C. Ui., S. C., on Salesdlay In
May next 'being Monday the 2nd day
of the tmonth, dunring the legal hours
for' such sales, the following described
lproperty, to wit:
All that ertain pa rcel, pliece or tr'act
of land containing foutrteen (I-i) acr'es,
more or less, bounded by lands of D~uck
Youtng, Arthur Youtng, Rhett Crawford
et al, being thle piece of land dleedled to
Margatret Suberi by thte Trustees of
Wadswvorth Est., said laud being, lying
and aitutate in County of Laurens,
State of Southi Carol ina, and fortmerly
owned by Margar'et Sutbet';
Also all tat certain pilece, plarcel or
lot of land, lying being atnd situate in
Laurens County, South ('-arolina, con
taining nine (9) acres, motre or less,
bounded by lands; of ilhett Crawford,
Dluck Young and the fourtteen aetres of
Terms of Sale: Casht. Purtchasetr to
pay fotr paperis anid revenute sta mp;s. if
the Itms of saile arte niot comtplied
wit:1 the qn to be re-sold on same or'
son1w anubsciuent Salesday put satne
terms, at trisk of d efaui lling pu rchasetr.
(. C. C. P. and G. ., Laut'rtns. S. C.
Dateid, this A ilt 11. 1921. -t
Renew your health
by purifyirg your
Quick anid delightful re.
lief for b licuaness. colds,
and stomach, liver and
The genuine are sold
oanly in Me nkac
IT . ACADEMY
outhern Christian Advocate
who has for many '.cial-s given his en
ergy to the work of teaching. Thous
ands of young men and women
acknow-ledge a debt of gratitude to
him; and least of all Ihe humble
writer who has done the -best he could
under the circumstances and -with the
material at hand.
There was a number of other pro
fessional men who came out of th:
old academy, men who have made the
world richer by their services. Among
them I mention Dr. W. T. Jones, who
has devoted nearly fifty years to the
!Iractice of medicine in Greenwood
county and who represented that coun
ty in the legislature. Amidst all the
Oressure of his busy life he has not
ceased to give much of his energy to
the upbuilding of educational 'inter.
ests in his community. Jones' High
School was really a continuation of
the old Cedar 'Alount academy and was
located just across the Saluda from
the spot occupied by .the memorable
school. Jones illigh School was the
alma mater of the present governor
of the state. Dr. Will. Townes Jones,
located at Ware Shoals, was also a
s'udent of the old academy and re
ceived his 'proparation for a usefua
life under the old oaks at Cedar
Dr. Charles Forster Smith, one
among the most eminent educators of
America, and now professor of Greek
in Michigan University, was not a
pupil of my brother at this old school
but was really connected by birth ano
socially with the old Cedar Mount
academy. His fa-ther, Rev. James F.
Smith, a son of John Smith, and a
brother of Joel. Robert and Thomas
F.nith lived just across the Saluda
frm the old Smith homestead. He
-as a wealthy local preacher and for
many years .preached regularly at old
King's Chapel which for generation.
was the place of worship of the Smiths.
Dr. Barney Smith, now of Dillon, for
y years or more a successful phy
iian, swas also a student of the old
acadlemy under the tuition of my
olher. Dr. John R. Smith his eldest
other, who lost a,limb at Gettysburg
aind was cnciilined in a Northern ilprison
for m1onthis, caie back pale and emaci
ated and caie on ' crutches to old
Cedar M ount acadely after his release
from prison and received further
training for his long and useful pro
i II. Watkinsi now one or our lfed
ral judtoges, and1( his .brother, Iarnes
Watkins, who was for a numher of
11At an ellivient educator in his na
ye state, Vere bot h from that con
lutiity w i1iel daeII to keelp oien its
'hool in'siteA (if in r i law, anid im1
!Iriisonlitli t of its% citize~ts, negro ri-le
and cai ;et-baig cpiressio:. I look
bac(k oili Ose old sichool dalys and see
:a olil ay of the older boys who had
retu rn cd from the a riy "ci pheri ig"u n11
lder tile o fo:s. lor the house was too
imall to con itan them all comfortably
:tnd the older students .were privileged
to preparc theirlson itinder thle old
'Ide treeo - lthout.
T(o m11anv living 11e1n the ol( hill oil
v:iich the nICadeiy stands will ever
Ihe, crownl(d in th eir liearts and memo
Ii ''s as a consecrated spot. Prom it
Swelit outi many suicessfil 'usihess
men to variiouls towns tbrouighout the
slate. A few reiain still in the old
collnuunity gjood citizens.
If it were possiblle to gather illp ana
Icent ill a concrete form tile sit...
tW.11 of the influences which went out
frill thalt old academy we w'ould
taid .withI uncovered head:; and gaze
at it with batedl breath. The little
streama beginnling iln dlays wheni
wveal thy meni we're imade dou bly' poor',
with oppreI'ssionl and1 humIliation add
oil ani hundred10 fold; and1( ever' *widen
lng as the years have rolled( away has
enrliieed the state with educators,
lawyers, doctors, statesmenl, judges.
governlorsi, lecturers, mliniste rs andl au
t'hors. I hope I am not imimodest When
I stop to lay a little wrieath of for
get-mle-niots on0 t-he grave of my saintedl
father and~ aflirm that no man had
aniy larger shareI' in w-hat was w rought
than hile antd thle old teacher his soil,
now carry ig hiis hiurden or th reescore
I rememiber' when a little boy sit
ing on tile logs at a saw il owned
by one of oilr nieig'hbors, and Ilistein
1iig to a con11versat ion hetwi~een him
and thle owner of the mill. Tlhey had1(
beent friendls from boyhloodi andbi othI
of them. were of old1 Virginia stock(.
"'lien ry, sa 'id miy father, "(luri hope
bullidl (11hoo lhoiises to Ceducate theml.
Th revolut)111ion that wIll follow this
war and.11 oul, defeat .will be further
reacingz' thlan all the oltrer effects of
t he wari comin red. Wealth as a faic.
1(orI inlthis goIverniment. has haid its
dayi :idi the time1 Is nlot far dlistant.
when'i thle ipeople1 will rulle and sad( will
be -the' p1lighlt of our state if the jieo
ple' are not edi 1t(ted."' I havi e thouighlt
(if tha 't decla ratilon a thousand times
Oice and laId my haiid over my heart
aiid w-hlispleed to imysel f, "WXellI spok
In, Omainted'( seer, thou did(1t n.,:'ak
wiser' ilhan thy d reami could have
. hOWn thelie whlen thle vision)1 operned the
fit title to thiy though tfulI bra In."' it
has bieen so and will be so In still
iarge r mllIaSures. The mlani to '-whomi 'hA
spioke edulcatedi hIs sonls andi two of
them11 have been01 named10( in (lhe roll of
woirthy men01 alreadly enumilerated a.s
com~ng from1 the~ vicinlity of -Cedar
On Lbhis hi Itoric 0old roadl still stnd~
the al(trs wh ich ou r rathers builIt. In1
what was kiiown as the Fork, near
thei conlfluenlce of the Reedy and1( P.
Inu'Ia r'iver's, e t-blehem Motho0(1!:;t
''hitrch was bil t long before lmy (lay.
II rave to Iho ministry W. ii. Whair
Io oil(f the SouthIi Carolina Conference.
Flive or' six ini les above Bethlehiom
sIl! : t'ils King's Ohapel which has
1:'400(' a numberh~i of worthy min
1 A 0rI' an richolar1(1 IS. I maI y siay m1odest4
I v thaI ii 1s wor'thy or recordi that this
(Ih l (lhur ih gave threeO 11 minister's to t.he
Ml thodi ;; chuIirchI from one fiamilIy and'
: hs ones o'(f t helm has been honoilred
ijth the dr'gree oif floetor of IDivinity.
UOe' degrI(eSi ('ere0 or redl on thles.'
I; it!mV r inot by', Met hodhi t lnst itution.,
Presbyterian colleges. The ministers
referred to are the writer and his two
brot'hers, Dr. 'W. W. Daniel and 'Dr.
J. L. Daniel, all three of us were born
members of old King's Chapel church.
The old church was organized In the
walling year s of -the cighteenth cenl
tury, under the ministry of one of the
pilolleer Methodist preachers, . a M-r.
King, and was located at ih-st direct
ly in front of the residence of the
late James Clardy, 'Esq. It now stands
about four uhudred yards east of the
road not far from the old home of
the late Harrison Scott. The old
building, t'hough erected long prior
to the 'W-ar of Secession, is still well
preserved. 3My father, James W. Dan
iel, 'Esq., and James Clardy, Just re
rred -to, superintended the building
:f this structure when they were
young men. It was the church of the
Smiths, Scotts, Jones, Clardys, Mar.
tins, Goddards and Daniels; and was
isually supplied .by the most pronli
lient members of .the South Carolina
,onference. Prior to the Civil War
there was a large camping ground con
icoted .with it where great camp meet
ngs were annually .held. In its con
;regatioi ivere the wealthy, refined
nd cultured of that day.
Five miles above King's Chapel was
larmony Protestant Methodist church,
mnd three miles up the road from that
oInt and a mile east of the main road
vas Mount Bet'hel, one of the most
amous camping grounds in the Pied
nont -belt. There the wealthy plantert,
tssenibled during the week embrac
nig the second Sunday in August, with
t great company of cooks, waiting
nalds and coachmen. Open house was
cept in every tent. Feasting -was the
>rder of the day. The clans gathered
rom the two lower churches with
riends from Cokesbury, Greenville
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