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(From Ederington's History)
I quote a paragraph from Mills' eta
tistics: "The fir.st settlement of Fair
field district took place about the year
1745. Co!. John Liles and bii brother
Ephraim were among the tlrat settlers.
Tocy located at the mouth of Beaver
Creek, on Broad river. Epbrian Lyles
was kill d by the Cherokee Indians in
his o wn house; but by a wonderful in
terposition of Providence, the Indians
Witt A and lelt Lvles' stven or ci ht
small chilaren and his vife in it, after
killing a negro on the cntide. The
Lyka we:e natives of Brunswick,
Vfi'rginia, but i emoved to this couny
from Bute County, North CarAlinc."
By some it was beli ved that
Ephraim Lyles was shot.by Tories, not
Col. Aromanos Lyles was the oldest
son of Ephraim LylEs and inherited
all the land on which his fatber bad
located, by :he law of primogeniture
which was in : oree in S. uth I arolina
and other states until atter th Revolu
lion. He was a partisan tfficerdoring
the war and fuught in many of the
battles. "Little Ephraim," as he was
called by way or dihtinction, told me
of his and his brothers being in the
ergagewent a( Fish Dam, whtre Qiun,
Sumter corrm-rided, and of other bat
*es which I have forgotten, except
th-t all of the L)les, who were old
n- .Zougb,Afo4ught in the battle of Eutaw,
was one Of the hardest o
1 s~ete4 conflicts of
an only 1abtcr, 4bo dI ry rI
wonamhood. 1* becca m .rried Bian
ion G!enn. The youngest daughtei
married Wm. Worthy of ChbsterD)
trict, who soon after die(4&1g on
daugh er, who mnRl Capt. Thos.
Bnutu, who died in July, 1884, al
Glenn Springs. His widow and bei
iother aie still living near Newbtrry
court hou'e.
Jihn Lvles mirried a daughter ol
Riubes Sims near Mabinton, New
berry county. He bad five sons an I
one daughter. The eldest, Bet-jamin,
martied Katie RLPok; another bOn
Thomas Jeffe' s 'n, fjrst wnarried a Misj
R ehald of Union county, at d hat
only one daughter. He afterward
married a Miss Hlarrirgion of New
btrr'. His third and last wife was
Ni's lEttl of Gre enville. IIe di--d noi
long since and was mnuh loved anc
iesp-cted. i< widow is still livius
and married McGhte of Greeuvil~e
John, the .wuugest son', a'so died nol
many years ago. E iza, the otly daag
ier vf John Lvl1es, married Go:ding
E le-ington in December, 1822. He
.died t he follo wing fall and she mtr
ried William Ly les, cdiled "Carper~te:
Bill." He died not 1l' g after, leaving
an; onuly daughter. His widow lived
un ii 188;3 Va e niine L' les al-o mar
ried a aughter of Reub' n S mns, anc
nmoved west. Capt. J~imes Ly te< mar.
tied the widow Gorer. She was Dru
cila Lyce4 befare her mnarriage,
daughte:- of l-tte Ephr im. bihe had
o.:e dau..hter batn to G. ree, at te
time' of her sec ' d ma' riege, woo did(
in 1828. Capt .hs L~ 'a s mnet
eCst)cted by all who knew li. i'k11
had ;bree cht!dren, Eptia in, John anc
1) ucila; a I are ao'-v d. ce-s-d. lhe
was a contsi-teur, usc-d fal ma b r of thet
Baptist ( hurch tor many ears before
his death, wn ch took p ace in Mini
upi, the S~a'e of his adoptior.
'if not out of plac, allow me to re
hte a story I.have often beara iears
ego, to~ ii::ch I.01 Art m o.oa Li let
- 'wa- a par:y. It wus that he was rid
og~ pant a new-grtuand, w here r~ ot
Datch woman namiUd Margaret God.
1rey was spliiti, g rails. '" he Colote
addressing her as Margaret, said:
'~argarer. ubat in the dlev:1 are vur
d, i g?" Sae repiird, 'soe maulitn'.'
TeCoone! ce-pouded, "Thu idel
couldn't spiat that kg;" she rej ined
"By G -t, 1'ae . ua Ian donder." I
was said to [ ave been a rum tog.
rToma. L~les w.' ite yortngest 50r
of C&. A ro.manos LtikS, (eldest son.e
the first settler of th::t name) an(
1;lv -d a thort time alter his miarriag<
on M ill C; et k, l hn moved to W att rni
cr. ek, th;er:ce b)dt to r< ad river
where he w, s bcrn, anid settled on hil
fther's p-antationI, where his fathei
Sdied la 1817. He ntx! 1 ought WVillian
* Fant's place on the Columbhia road a;<
sett d on it in J naarr 1821. lie was
n ma;; o1 untiring en trgy at d fix.
purposes, of inure than ordtinar:
mn-mud~ ca:ib:e, fotd of ini is and finan
cial enterp:-is; a. n ith a la' ge plant
ing interest he ecmtbinevd a mercautih
entrp-~rise atd assoc-atedi wiito him el
Jobu Smith of Watetes. lie comn
mnanded as c:-ptitin, the Backhea<
troop o cxari at the time enr Slat
assed the oroinance of rullification
nd I was cornetiet. We were all
r adv to march to Cbarleston to whip
"O:d Hickory" and wonNt have done
so, or tried, bad it n t been for the
timely and foitunate modification by
congress of the tariff act of 1832. I
have often thought of the whipi it g
we would have r(ceived had it not
have been for "Clay's Olive Branch,"
as it was so trulv called. He w as pro
moted to the office of major in 1832.
Afterwards I e was commissioned by
G. Y. R. Y. Ha% no in 1832 as lientenant
colonel of the 1st fqnadron of cavalry
organized within the 6th Bigade of
Son'h ( arolina mil-tis. He wasa true
patriot. At the beginning of tte late
civil war, although he was sevent;
five years old, he equipped a young
soldier and sent w'm to fight in his
p'-ce. Msjr Thomas Lyks was a
man of undanuted courage. At the
time of Sherman'. raid he was con
fined to bed with a disic cited hip. One i
of the ia-ders (perhaps thinking that
he was ftigning disability) aipproached
with a liebted torch saying. "unless
you give me silver and gold, I'll burn
you alive." To this the old hero re
plied, I ha-e not many years to live
any way, burn and be d-d " The
Yatikee surpristd at this characteristic
speeeh. ordered a negro to remove the
toreb from under the bed, remarking,
"yon are the bravest man I have seen
in Sounh I arolina." Maj.r Lyles rep
resented Faitfield in she Legis'a'ure
fer e-ghi years. He married Mary
A U. Woodward In Dec-mber, 1810.
They had only two children, sons,
fhomps M. and Wildjim 8 Lvles.
Hit wife died in 1855. He lived at his
beme near Btckhead until his death,
which took place on the. 19th of Jan.,
1874, at the ad e
the Bnckhead G -o the attaek on
,- tmer i pril, 1861. At the re
organ z of the 6th Regiment,
Son arolina Vo!unteers, in Virginis,
9 was made capain of the company
and was killed at the battle of Seven
Pinvi May 31st, 1862, while gallantly
leadirg his command to the charge.
aged twentv-&ix years. The enemy
occupied the field next morning and
our men, sent under a flag of trace to
rcver our dead, were refused pet mis
sion to enter the line;; he-ce he was
b)ried on the field of battle.
"But Freedom's young fAvorites sleep
On foreign soil, as native griound."
' I Capt. Lvlei possessed a warm and
genial disposi'ion and was brave and
generous to a fault,
"V. hen hearts whose truth wasn proven,
L-ke bis, are laid in ear:h,
There should a wreath be wovern
To tell the world their worth."
Re left awidow ar done !i'tle daugh
ter, Sue B'nki", who grewr to love~y
womnanhoad; married J. William Mc
Cant. in 1882. and died six months
af ter. They -vere not long severed for
he prased from earth Nov. 1st, 1885.
Tneir m~ortal remain, are interred in
the cemetery of the M. E. Church in
Winnsaboro, there to lie till the resur
cc ecion morn.
Capt. Thomas M. Lyles had five
other brave s 'us in the Confederate
army,-'llh mas, Nicholas. Austin,
J .n aad Bolton. Austin was twice
wounded; first at Dranesville, toen
at the s cond battle of Manj'saa, anad
was kjinp' near Petersburg, Va , in
Jur-e, 1864, aged only twe:at3-one
3 ears. 'The four rem-tinis g brither<
retort-ed home unmaimed Nicaoeas
'el ved through the whol-- war and was
sigh'ly woundled once or wc'. Nictio
lam was shieriff of Marengo County,
Ala.; di'd 1899. Thomaa is 'iving~ in
Luii',na. Nicholas. who married
Letu P .elani:z o1 Alabama*, mn sved to
hat State. Jahn W., who mnarried
Sate C. M'ar.i', is a praecal farmer
atd was a uamiber of tce Legi.'ature
trom3: thim c'tnIy one term Baon
marri-d Rosalie McMeelkin and James,
the yoaungest son, married Cora I, by,
wn ioned. They are all ertgsged in
plantia g Of Capt. Thog Lv les' daugih
teas, Salilie E. mnarrisd L'ent. E A
PoelIn'tz, of Alabama. Mattie P. mar
ria'd A. E. Davim, of Mont:cello; Re
becc a Y. bi cime t he second wifte of
Mi-j T. W. Woof~ward, of Winnsboro;
and Carrie E. married J. Feaster
Lve , of Buckhead.
O;d Maj. Thomas Lyles' second son,
Wiliam,. was a man of fine iatet~ect
with a warm heart and genereus to a
at; ; and like his father representeil
Fai field in the Legislature ; he w as
also an enthusias-ic member of the
Secesion Conaventean. Ho died in
Aril, 1862, much lamented. Hie was
wice married, first to RabslieP. Woo l
ward- They bad several sons who
died in chi:dhooac, and two daughters.
Mry (.. who married Col. F. D. Good
let of Greenviale, and dird ina Jan.,
177, leaving a son andt daughter
Satie P., the iountgest child, marrie d
John C. Feaster, and resides at her
areina ather'a old homestead.
In May 1846, Maj. Wm. S. Lyles c
nairied Sanie A. Haynesworth, of c
Sumter eonurt bonse. There were five t
bildren by this marriage, Sue H., who I
,jarried G. B. Peirson and died in I
l6L; Fantije Hortensia, wh-> died in I
:bildhood; t annie E!iza, who died in .c
er fourteenth year. William H., the a
>nly t-on, removed to Columbia, and
narried Miriam M. Sloan, cf Ander- I
ion. He is engaged in the practice of i
?w and has also been a member of v
be Legisla'nre from Wchlnd countr. I
[ne you'g- s; child, Fiorence. married i
Mir. M L. Kinard, a popular c!othi!g I
nerchant of ,eanobia, S. C.
. - I
Lfter Voting With the Republicans the
Junior Senator from South Carolina Has
Withdrawn from the National Demo
eratic Caucus.
The followirg article from the pen j
)f Jos. Ohl, and dated Washington, I
Lopearing in the Atlanta Constitution f
>f yesterday, sill be of reculiar in
erest to the people of South Carolina:
"Scnator McLaurin of South Caro- u
ina is no lor-ger a Democrat. His t
tame has been stricken from the D--m
cratic eincus roll, and this has been
one with the endorsement of the gen
neman himself.
"Senator McLanrin ha;, in fact, vir
nally read himself out of the party
Fhich elected him to the position fe.
tow bold@. Wheibor he-Is ro be el
independent or e
retber by
declared tht he wa a D3mocrat, and
that it wonid be found, when the Mat
ter came to a test, that his votes met
the approval of the most progressive
element of southern Democracy. Now.
however, he has formally separated
himaelt from his pirty.
"When Senator Jones, a; chairman
of the Democratic steering committee,
began sending out his notices for the
caucus of Demt cratic senators held
last week, he was undecided as to
whether he sh-uld send a notice to
S nator McLaurin or should not. The
South Carolina senator had so com
pletely broken off his relations with
his fellow D.-mrcrats and had so con
sistently voted with the R-publictns,
even supporting the Philippine amend
ment to the army bi-, that Senator
Jones was doubtful of his status, a. d
aordingly consulted several of his
fellow Democrats, asking them what
course he should pursue toward Sena
tor McLaurin The matter was dis
cnssed at some I. ngthb, and it was fin.
all! decided that the best poss b e way
to solve the problem wonud be for
Senator Jones to rionsult the wishes of
enator McLiurin.
"This the Arkansas senator did,
making it p'ain that the matter of
arty affiliations was entirely in the
S :uth Caroiniani's own handa.
"Senator McLaurin askt d that his
nmeo be stricken from the canucis rolls.
He sai.l he did not care to go into
Dmocratic caucuses in the inture, atnd
that be would break eff all politica:
a.ociations5 with his late party asso
'-This act on his part will probably
matke a lot of difierentce in Senstor
ucL urin'< po.l ical fut are. Hie ha4
d.-ermiue d to be a candidate to sue
ee I himseit ina the senate, aut I hais
been expecting to m-ike the rice in the
D m'ocra i -primaries, coning 0ou se
cring the support of the manutfacinU'
ing cisi es and towns of his State. and
ielieving that this support would be
sufficienit to bring about his electiona
As a Republican he cmuld hive abso
Itly no chance of election at th-i
bandi of a tegi latnre which will be
overwhelminaly Dem cratic; and as
an independentt tie would stand little
or no show in the Democratic primai
ries. Practically all of the white peo
ple of South Caro ina are affiiated
with the Democratic o'rganizlt ion, aid
tere is apparentty n) place on the list
ot (ffice holders for either Repubi1
cans or iudependents.
"Senator Mcbanrin'a act in disasso
cia:ing himse f lcrem his party places
him in the same category with Senator
Jones of Nevada, senator Teller of'
Colorado and Senator Wellington of
Maryland. S-:nator Jones is a Rleputi
lican on the tariff and alnost every
thing e'se except the money question,
but he preters to array himmelt with
the minerity. At the same time he
has n ver gone itnto a Demiocratic can
ca. When it comes to the m~ke-up
of the committees neder the last teor
gaizionl there was a soi t of compro
mise witnl regard to Senator Jones,
accoding to whicoh his status upon the
existing conimittee' was not changed.
Senator T'eller votes anid ec-s with the
Dmorats nn all naestions of a noliti
al nature, but because of po'itical
>nditions in his own State he prefer s
D be knbwn as a Silver Republican
nd not as. a Democrat. Senator Wel
ington lboss no )pportunity to crit'cise
lie acts f his former Republican asse
iates, buthbe prefers to be classed es
n indep"n'et.L
"Of tb* other western senators who
ave bee. more or less uncertain in
beir politlcal affiiationi sirc) the sil
er q iestibn chatiged party lines in
896. Senator Stewart has gone back to
b' Repuhlicans, whi'e Senators
) Bis,.-Heit feld, Turner. Harris, Pat
r-on itid Alleo now affiliate with the
).-mocra and go into D.mocratic
A protof the above, the Pee D..e
Ldvocaet of Bennett~ville, has this
ditorial' stment:
"It is reported that Senator Mc
jurin -will be appointed a federal
idge inPthe D:strict of Columbia.
Von't sqm.e of his ent mies drop their
eath-rsIt'' he gets wbere tbey can't
it him l.the n-xt election? And if
e don'i run for re-election to the
enate, vion't it be a tame affair, with
11 be cabdidates on the same side of
e great tational question?"
Cknmin College', Match 9.-Wben
-nator-IlTlman, who is here attending
nee of the Clemson board bf
res$ s asked this morning fer
w regarding his atitude in
inreference to the Cuban,
and Charleston exposition
was diposod to be con
and indifferent, saying he
swering the jokes and at
daily papers which bad
ed him and whose stuff
of the State seldom re
usly. Perhaps the fact
of the pltchfotk bad not
ted had some it'fiuonce
ally gentle diposition.
-after ri fiecling that the
State mght want some
senator consented to
n of why the Demo
did not resist the Cuban
inmendments haa been
y in the congres
not to be won
sper editor
0..aeo among the "Demo
eratic ea N ora there was a diference
of .0pinin as to the advisability of
filibustering. The Pbilippine amend
ment was altered to our satisfaction
as far as any such scheme could be
made aatisfactory-by prohibiting the
sale of land, lumber, mines, tie., and
forbidding any permanent franchises,
so that carpet-baggers who may be
sent there to administer a so-called
civil government will be very much
hampered in their purposes to loot the
So far as the Cuban amendment was
concerned, the minority was hampered
by the fact that our members of that
c.)mmitteO, Mes;rs. Money and Telier,
and the latter was the author of our
Cuban war pledge, had acquiesced in
a large measure with the proposed
legislation. They hsad scoured a much
more moderate and sctisfactory pro
gramme than bad oriinally been pro
posed by the Republicans, and while
not Entirely satisfactory they assured
us that the Repub~icans in an extra
session wherie thev would have a free
hand wouid be still more exacting in
their demands
The Dem'crats and their allies
amoug the lepubists and Silver Re
publicans were. therefore, ccntronted
with thbis sitna-ion: The next c>ngress,
being overwhelmingly Republican,
with larger msj->rities in both branches,
could be relieu en to do Mr. McKin
ley's bidding, and in addition to carry
ing out the original ptogramme in re
gard to the l'hilippines and Cuba,
there was almost a certainty that it
would have pasEed the ship subsidy
billi. For in addition to this a pro
tracteut fi ibus~er causing an extra se,
ion would have given them an exculse
to change the rule's and provide for
clotre. As it is Senator Platt has
introduced a resolution looking to
uch a change. I think it won't be
earied n->w, but it certainly would
have succeeded if we had acted as my
critics desired.
So we as a minor'ty had to consider
whether we could ultimately resist the
prorosed betrayal of Cuba and e
p!oiaiion of the Philippines success
ully in the extra sessioni, and it ap
peaed wiser to fully expose the in
taies ot the two amendments and
then allow a vote.
'-I did what I could," said the sena
tor conclnding aa thi breakfast bell
rang, "in a lea:timate, d-ecent war, to
get the appropi int i-n tir charleston,
and there was pr as ic'ily no, opuposition
in the seniate. The oppotition was in
the house."
"I gave no niea'g3R anid r~c-ived
none," continued Mr Til man, warm
ing up a bit and put tinig en that tierce
look of his. "All of the 'honorable'
and 'reliab e' co respor d-nts who have
been quoted to prove the cmtrary are
epbecans a no are quick to fly blow
Democratic eenato:*. Their lies would
lo be paraded in utar papers except
tht it is done by those who have al
ways h'cted and lied on me."
"Shall I say that you are pleased
with the turn of effairs in Anderson?''
03, ye'. I am glad for the impres
son it will m21-e otide~ the S'ate- to
All IieadH for Y
D. V. Wal
ice the brave. trm, sensible attitude
taken by the court sni the jury. For
a still better effect along tbis line I
would like to have seen indictments
a once handed We want the out
ide worid know that We
re abl. deal with the
d iinthe
W. H ecmraw.
is all right, if you are too fat;
and all wrong, if too thin already.
Fat, enough for your habit, is
healthy; a little more, or less, is
no great harm. Too fat, consult
a doctor; too thin, persistently
thin, rno matter what cause, take
Sct': Emulsion of Cod Liver
There are many causes of get
ting too thin; they all come
inder thesc two heads: . over
worh and under-digestion.
Stop over-vork, if you can;
bu:, uhether you can or not,
take Scott's Emulsion of Cod
Liver Oil, to balance yourself
with your work. You can't live
on it--true-but, by it, you
can. There's a limit, however;
you'll pay for it.
Scott'r, Emulsion of Cod Livcr
Oil is the readiest cure for
"can't eat," unless- it co:-nes of
your doing no work--you can't
long be well and strong, without
some sort of activity.
The gen~uine has
this picture on it,
tako no other.
If you have not
tried it, send for .'*'
free sample, its a- .
greea'blo taste will ~
Chemists, -
409 Pearl Street,
New York.
500. an~d $1.00; all druggists.
'T8 Firmers' Mutual fire Insurance Assocli
tion of Pulfeil County, S. C.,
Solicits your insurance on your conn
try prcoperty.
JNO. J. NE[L, Secretary.
Tr L .n INSTUN. President.
GS, and
ouP Irispeetion
.ker &Co.s
Are still in the maket to sell you yor
Faint and Painters' applies and
- Want
ted flrt-clssi
stands the test ofotime
To 'Paint
with cheap paint Is false economy,
which none can afsrd. Good..
iR an. InvestmeDt that pays a
d'videad, and we want
The Town
aud country to call and examine our
stock of Paints, Oils, Brushes and
Painters' Supplies. If you want to
paint an% thing from a rocking chair to
your house it will pay you to cll and
Yours respectfully,
Furnishes Lumber, Building Materials
1of all kinde, and are contractors
- for brick or wood bouses.
' heir representative,
MR. J. M. McROY,
Is now in Winnaboro dou'g work for
the cotton mills and erecting several
dwellings in town.
Information will be given by Mr
Mc Roy at 9 innaboro. 11-13 Sm
50 YEARS* .
Tuaaor Manaa
Ientifi p robbyatr iun.
A handsomnely fllus~tated weeky rig'eat iii.-.
nranch odie, Es5 F st., ahint.
loans on improved country aand town
property a'. 6 p:-r cent per annum.
1-18 2m ... PRE~rON RION.

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