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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. WINNSBORQ S.C.1 'WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, [905. ESTABLISHED 1844.
Memoirs, Tradition. and History of
Rocky Mount and Vicinity.
( WrWten for The News and Herald
by L. M. Ford.j
Richard Gaither migrated
from Maryland some years prior
to the Revolution and settled on
Littie Rocky Creek, Chester
County, but spent the greater
part of his life in the vicinity of
Rocky Mount, where he accum
ulated a considerable estate of
- lands and some slaves. Much of
this land is still in possession of
his descendants. He died in
1825, at more than ninety years of
Richard Gaither was a Whig
soldier in the Revolution. Very
little is now known of his soldier
life or military record. At one
time he was confined by the!
- British in Camden until he was
nearly eaten up by vermin. He
was conoemned to die and the
day of ls execution was set and
near at hand, when a British
officer intervened and his life was
spared. It is regretted that the
name of this officer has not been
preserved in the family. The
crime for which he was to die
was that he loved his country and
fought against the King.
His daughter, Rachel, obtained
permission to carry some clothing
to take the place of that infested
with vermin. After accomplish
ing her mission she and a neigh
boring lady Mrs. Ben Land. who
had accompanied her, started on
their way home, a distance of
forty miles through an unbroken
forest. They bad not traveled'
more than half the distance when
a party of mounted Tories who
had no regard for passes com
manded the weary travellers to
halt. As soon as Miss Rachel
ascertained that they wanted her
horses she bestrided the back of
her fleet-footed animal and used
,her whip to good advantage.
After racing several miles, she
sasde good her escape while her
nome timid friend gave up her
horse and trudged her way home
On another occasion a squad
of Tories came to her father's
house and ordered a meal for
themselves. Rachel informed
them that nothing could be kept
o account of the British and
'Trjes. After she was threatened,'
tier mo~ther told her where she
con'ld Wd some coarse weal and
to perpai _ome bread and milk
for them. When ready she set
ibefore them tha milk in an old
pewter basin. After they had
prtaken of the bread and milk,
)BRa.bel said to them: "If the
basih was melted and poured'
down pa~r throats, it would be
the desei, ~.f all other, that I
desire you s&ogld have."
Trhi. lady hasd descendants,
1Bradshaw andt otee jn York
WiIliam ,Lewis came from Vir
gnia before the war of Indepen
denoe and see in the vicinity
of Rocky Mont where he con
tinued to resi& until,bis death
in the thirties at an adme.ed
age, probably more than niin,ety
years. He was twi.e piarnied~
and left a large family of ci:ildren..
The record of, Mr. Lewis in.
the Revolutionary war wegi excel
lent, although little of it is no
known. He was at Gates' dde
ieat.near Camden, Rocky Mount,
:Sumter's surprise at Fishing
Creek Ea2nging Rock, and other
Some Tories r.tole a number of
horses and encamped en Big
WVateree Creek in the plaztation
now known as LaGrange and be
longing to Mr. John G. Mobley.
They had disvested themselves of
.all their clothing save their shirts,
and had them hanging around
irosaing fires to dry them. The
giight was very dark. Mr. Lewis
and a tsw others charged upon,
c3ompletelw surprised them, and
captured the horses. But the
~Tories jumped Ato the creek in
their denuded conditi~on and be
took themselves to the wos.
On another oecasion lie Tbased
a Tory and captured his horsei
,an4 .two aides of bacon which he'
had stolen .from a poor woman.
ken and John Pickett came
from Virgivia and settled on
'Wateree Creek. They often aided
'William Lewis is bis raids and
A Try was killed at the spd~g1
~eer the present residlence of
William 8. Si bleyv and an~oth1er
vas shot and killed climubiug the
house now occupied by Robert
Meeks, colored. These were cold
blooded and were probably done
to expiate some former offense
against the Whigs.
Samuel McCrarey, Fishing!
Creek, was an ardent patriot and
did much service against the
British and Tories around Rocky
Mount. When hostilities ended,
he secluded himself from his,
neighbors and friends for ten
years. He then joined the Bap
tist ministry and served his
churh faithfully until his death.
He was pastor of Mt. Zion church
for many years. Mentally he
was much above mediocrity. His
arguments in favor of the tenets
and doctrines of his church were
considered the best advanced in
his day. His sermons brought
delight to the Christian and ter
ror to the sinner.
These are all the Revolutionary
incidents we have been able to
(To be continued.)
strikes Hidden Rocks.
When your ship of health
strikes the hidden rocks of Con
sumption, Pneumonia, etc., you
are lost, if you don't get help
from Dr. King's New Discovery
for Consumption. J. W. McKin
non, of Talladega Springs, Ala,
writes: "I had been very ill with
Pneumonia, under the care of
two doctors, but was getting no
better when I began to take Dr.
King's New Discovery. The first
dose gave relief, and one bottle
cured me." Sure cure for sore
throat, bronchitis, coughs and
colds. Guaranteed at McMaster
Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s and
John H. McMaster & Co.'s drug
stores; price 50c. and $1.00. Trial
Rev. J. S. Beasley preached at
Shiloh the last appointmant.
This is the last sermon we will
have in tbe old church. . t
Mr. F. H. McEacbern's drum- r
ing expedition will soon be over i
and his many friends will be glad
to hbpre him at bome.
Mrs. E. M. Wallaca doligbtfully t
entertained some of her young i
friends on February 24. De
lightful refreshments were served.
Mrs. E. J. Yarborough has
been quite sick at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. L. Glenn. Am
glad to say she is convalescent.
Mr. D. E. McDowell and son,
Dave, of Winusboro have been
on a shore visit to her mother.
Mr. Tom Glenn of rePAiile
made a short visit to Mr. and
Mrs. J. C. McMeekin of Wallace-t
Mr. C. D. Chappell returneda
Monday to Branchville, where he<
is angaged at werk.
Mr. and gr; Charlie Fraser
ar e now in Columbia, wpprp hp is
at the hospital under treatmne4,
Mr. Staples of Virginia and
Miss Bessie Ladd were married<
here a few days ago by Rev. E. S.t
ipp Carrie McGee and Kitty
*lenn agggt th day with Mrs. ]
E. C. Jeter, in the Wp ,spection,
last Wednesday. .
March 6, 1905.
9ur school is progressing rap
idly gonpr the leadership of our
compeeph npd ppye teacher,
Miss S.tella Ro.sboropgu.
The MeESsrs. Reed haye cop.
p,ete,d theiT new house, which is
gjite attractive. Tlhey are now
cofartgbl]y residing therein.
Mr. i. ,$. younng has recently
moved to Mr's. E. p. Splis' place,t
and Mr. John Boplware of $iilgp
way now occupies the MaEachern
Miss Lillie Smith of Blyt he-2
wood spent several days with]
Miss Irene Robinson recently.
Mrs. gJ. W; Hollis of Bear (
Creek is speaLp; .this week with
her parents, Mr. and Wrs. }). S.
Miss Jessie Rose of Blaney is
viriig 3liss Leila Kelly.
Mr. Jas f2iamp of Columbi-1
is isiting big ap4er, Mrs. W. S.
reed 4, 1905.
It would have been incredible
brutality if Chas. F. Lemberger,
of Syracuse, M. Y., had not done
the best he couiifor bis sufferlng
son. "My boy;' ha says, cui aI
fearal gash ever his eye, so I:
applied Bucklen's Arnica galve.
which gnliekly healued it and saved
his eye." Good for burns nnd
ul.ers to(o. Onlyv 25e' at MeML~
ter Co.'s, (haar Druvz Co. 's a d
John HI. McMa-ter & Co.'s drug'
White Oak Notes.
Mr. E. P. Mobley, Jr., and
amily have moved to Columbia,
vhere he will reside in the future.
rhev will be missed very much
it White Oak.
Mrs. Dowling of Barnwell, the
mother of T. C. Dowling, has
been visiting him for several
Miss Lizzie Raines of Mitford
Eias returned home after spending
everal days with her sister, Mrs.
T. E. Nichols.
Mr. W. C. Mobley has returned
iome from Blythewood where he
ias been for several weeks in the
ailroad office at that place.
Mr. J. T. Wylie of Chester
as with relatives here this week
Mr. J. H, Neil has returned
iome from attendance on a two
weeks' term of the court of geu
ral sessions. N.
March 7, 1905.
The Colonel's Waterloo.
Colonel John M. Fuller, of
Eloney Grove, Texas, nearly met
2s Waterloo, from Liver and
Kidney trouble. In a recent let
er, he says: "I was nearly dead,
)f these complaints, and, although
[ tried my family doctor, he did
ne no good, so 1 got a 50c. bottle
>f your great Electric Bitters,
vhich cured me. I consider them
he best medicino on earth. and
bank God who gave you the!
nowledge to make them." Sold,
d guaranteed to cure. Dyspep
ia, Biliousness and Kidney Dis
-as, by McMaster Co., Obear
Drug Co. and John H. McMaster
' Co., druggists, at 50c. a bottle.
The State Responsible.
If an mdictment should be
worn out in the case of Jeff
rince, the negro found dead
resterday in a little hollow or
-avine in the northern suburbs of
he city, the style would be this:
rho Etate of Sonth Carolina vs
he State of South Carolina
nurder. The warrant would no
lonbt be in the usual form and
leclare that the State of South
Jarolina, with malice afore
hought and moved and instigated,
)7 the devil, did then and there
ell, convey 4r4 tr4j$fer to one,
feff Prince, whiskey, a deadly
)oison, thereby causing his death.
-Spartanburg Cor.. News and 1
Dangers of Pneumonia.
A cold at this time if neglected is!
iable to cause pneumonia which is so
ften fatal, and even when the patient
p. pecqyptp4 t hgs are weakened,
ging gle heiu,agy espppble to
he devlopmneit of c.onauropuIod. Fo
ey's Honey and Tar will stop the
ough, heal and strengthen the l ungs
nd prevent pneumonia. La grippe
~oughs yield quickly to the wonderful
urative q1ualities of Foley's Honey
md Tar. There is nothing else "just
is good." Sold by McMaster Co.
Opgatp? p3 R. Tillmnan, who;
rent to findUiphis i'ea~tly to
~onsult specialists, has returned
o his home at Trenton. The
pnion~ of the specialists con
irros the diagnosis of Dr.
Babock, and is to the effect that
2nderlyit'g the senator's trouble,
:ipre hp been for some y ears a
:end&ioy to wha~t is known a; the
uric acid diathesis-the poison
bat produces rheumatism. The
hysicins think the senator can
~void serious comuplicat:ons by
~eeping quiet, and he will there
ore probably not return to
gsng ,dring the present
Stathie4is show startling mor
ality, from appendicitis and peri
..cmi1i, To prevent and cure
.ha e awggi di~seg there is just
>ne reliable remaay,d. N ing's
~tW Life Pills. M. Flaunery. of
[4 Cutot House Place, Chicag,
rs: "'h' -y hatve no egnal for
o~nstipation and Biliousness.
3e at Mc Master Co.'s,Oht'ar Drug
Do.'s and John H. MzMaster~ &
Women never be;eve at baoh
?lr when be says Le isu't lone
some, and the married men never
.elieve him when lhe says he is.
And ALL DISEASES arising from a
orpid Liver and Bad Digestion
The natural result is good appetite
and solid flesh. Dose small; elegant
y sugar coated and easy to swallow.
rake No SashstItute.~.
hAS AD SUBSTITUTE
LIFE IN GREENLAND.
he Wany cf the People. Their PleaM
ure, and Their Food.
Grreenland's west coast is considered
:O have the graniideat ;ceLnery of any
'oust in the world by I;o.ger Pollock,
rho writes of a joui::ey thait her as fol
ows: "The sunny arctic day, which
asts for months: a sl.y all fiaming .
lory, the fretted spires of, t he Alps t
lanked with stupendoua cliffs and 0
ased on the restful levels of the sea, p
ties of cro-vded bergs, coipound of s
lazzling light and radiant color-such 1
;cenery as that blots out one's former t
nemories. Our first port of call was
lakobshavn. at the bead of Disce
;trait. biggest of the northern :ilages,
. metropolis of nine whie people and
00 natives. Beside a pocket harbor,
)erched on round shoulders of the na- A
ed granite, are the buildings, all tarred
lack, of the Royal Trade company.
lor a backgiound to t.ie dismal scene
;i4 higher recks, littered with garbage r
nd turf bu4s, the homue of the na- 1
Ives. At heart the place Is gay, for a,
ur sailors went ashore every night to 0
lance with the Eskimo girls, while y
he officers of ship and colony swapped I
linner parties, breakfasts and lunch
!ons all through a nine days' festival.
"Men and -vomen alike." the writer
-ontinues, "were lingu.sts, well read, L
regmplisbod, a litt- oq polite for a
;rltet:t, living a rernpolitan life on a
me batch of letters a year in an arctic t]
)utpost. Expecting the pathos of ban- [
shment, I found the gayety of perfect ri
:ontent The Danes of all the settle- a
nents were alike in social charm, gen
le and polisl ed-arrant gossips, too
.nd the indoor life had little to remind
:P gf p pldqu wf1.fsr1p. The
znuit sorvant maiis wove the furry
)reeches, bcctts to the hip and curious
:opkuot of their national dreas, One
nnd to fu1 pr)atseuously in love with I
Ill of them.
"Even the Danish men wore native
ress, but there was one important dis
inction-they washed. The food, apart
rom Danish groceries, was seal meat,
lsh, reindeer, venison, shellfish, ptar- p
nfgan, sea birds ipgd eJpl pggs, which,
a rygd in (4rcilla1,1 are alw.mys
renouncedJ in lavor,"
THREW UP HIS HAT.
he Story of Cockrell's Election to
the United States Senate.
The truthful story is told in Missiouri
hat the throwing of a broad brimmed
tat to the ceilimg of the ball of the
29ggsy of ypresyaitives 4a the capitol ~
t Jefferson City nmado Francis Marion u
sockrell a member of the United States v
enate. The state had been stirred by f<
1 contest for the Democratic nomina
:ion for the governorship. The lines 0
etween supporters of opposing candi- k
lates were sharply dIrawn. In a state
onvention numbering a thousand dele
;4yg Ciapigg j. 4aghim pad won by
be ntarrow majority of one-half of one sa
oto. 80 close was the result and so v
stter the feeling that the Democratic n
eaders feared irreconcilable division in b
Lhe party ranks. The result, however,
ad scarcely been announced from the
ecretary's desk wh,en the tall figure of
Lhe defeated candidate, General Cock- -
O plQwmet inore, as the bush of expec
hney fell upon the crowded hall, Cock- fi
ell's voice rang out. "No man," saidd
ie, "will more loyally support the nom- S
nee of the convention than myself. No a
nan will throw his hat higher for
harlev IIardin than wil I." And
.ay the epjim. wpat the broad
iu'ii~~~ C'ockrell hat. The conven- j
ion, frantic with enthusiasm, heard
ot another word, iBut the following
singVi (iGiovl Cockll became United
States senator by the unanimous vote
f the D)emoerets of Missouri. For.
ive successive terms after March 4.
S7->. with ntever a Democratic vote
rainst him, he was eleted to the sena
ryp. . **y *4 ilg '9ffi he ever
i lL. 'c,?r, flat.p k:o.I, his state sur
fssed bha revord hi length of years,
md none e1luaie.d it, save Thomas
Iart flenton, the g:cat Missourian.
ater Wiliams in The World Today.
A p)roifnent New York stockbroker
ays: "The newvspapers do not get wir:.d
f even a small framction of the suits
rought against brokers bec-ause of mis
uderstandings between us and our cus
:caners. Ninety-nine customers out of
every hundred think we ro:) them whcn
they lose their money in the market
and give us no0 credit when they win.
e ou~ uur[ hardest to settle all suits
out of court, for there is not a jury on
earth that will find a v,:diet for a
stockbroker. Why?. Siaply because
every juror has been scorche'd now and
hen in the market and ho:dIs a grudge
meant al brokersr "N...w York Press.
Jenageries, where sleuthhounds
Where jaguar phalanx and
right ptarmigau and kestrels
cheek by jowl
With pewit and precocious
1aunt seneschals, in crochety
With scine-nets trawl for por
poise in lagoons:
Vhile scullions gnuge erratic es
Of madrepores in water-logged
lamboyant triptychs groined
with guerkins green,
In reckless fracas with coquett
cstatic gargoyles, with grotesque
Garnish the grewsome night
mare of my dream.
An Unjust Tax,
The state license tax is going
> bring in a pretty big sum. No
orporation, no matter how small,
an pay less than five dollars
]to the fund, and all corporations
f $10,000 capital and over must
ay half a mill on their capital
tock. It is a very unjust and
nequal tax, but it will bring in
ae money.-Newberry Observer.
Silence may be golden, but you
an't make an insurance agent be
Chicago Alderman Owe. His Elec
tion to Chamberlalu's Cough
"I can heartily and conscientiously
.commend Chamberlain's C o u g h;
emedy for affections of the throat
ad lungs," says Hon. John Shenick,
?0 So. Peoria St., Chicago. "Two
ears ago during a political campaign,
caught cold after being overheated,
hich irritated my throat and I was
nally compelled to stop, as I could
ot speak aloud. In my extremity A
iend advised u1 to shab* er4 n'a:
ough P,rd.y. * topl two doses tat4
fternoon and ec(uld not believe my
,nses when I found the next morning
ie inflammation had largely subsided.
took several doses that day, kept
ght on talking through the campaign,
ad I thank this medicine that . woN
Ly seat in the Council," Ths Ievdy.
for sale by Ob 4uc QA
The man who coes his level best
as very little time to worry over
)0 YOU GET UP
WITH A LAME BACK?
idney Trouble Makes You Miserable,
Almost everybody who edsthee
apers is sure to kuiiv. P the wonder ;
-cures miade by Dr.
Root, the great kid-~
~ney, liver and blad-1
. der remedy.
It is the great med
1 ical triumph of the
- nineteenth century ;
discovered after ye'ar"
- ~ of scientitie resaachl
latdier specialist, and is wonderfully
iccessful in promptly curing1lame back,
ic acid, criarrh of the bladder and
right's Dist an, which is the worst
>r of kidne, trouble.
Dr. Kilnmer''s .Swamip-Root is not ree
mmnendled for everything but if youhe.yt
idney, liver or bladder trouble It wil1 be
>unld ju.st the remedy 9,~ Voi t\. 1 i.a
j M'j -~pri:tied,'ajid has
roved so successful in every case that a
pecial arrangement has been made by
hich all readers of this paper, who have
ot already tried it, may have a sample
ottle sent free by mail, also a bock tell
ig more about Swamp-Root. and how t,
ndlout if you have kidney or bladder 999
le. When writing meptioli sed.igthts
enerous offer in thbi pyyA4 Au Y
Y. The regular
ftv-ccnt and one
ollar size bottles are Home of Swme* s
old by -all good druggists, Ib mak~
nyv niistake, but re.imnbe the nanu
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Write us stating what kind of
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install, and we win maJi you
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(ilbbes Machinery Company,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
A STOCK OF HORSE POWER HAT
PRESSES TO BE CL.OSED OUT AT
-rake Laxative Bror
Sev.n Munnan bores soMd in pest 12Zm
The Kind You Have Always B
in use for over 30 years, h
All Counterfeits, Imitations a
Experiments that trifle with
Infants and Children-Exper
What is CJ
Castoria is a harmless subst
goric, Drops andl Soothing S
contains neither Opium, Mof
substance. Its age is its gua
and allays Feverishness. It
Colic. It relieves Teething T
and Flatulency. It assimilat
Stoaach and Bowels, giving
The Children's Panacea-The
Bears the S
ile Kind YouRayD
In Use For Ov
TNe O[NTAUN @OMMaUY. 7s U*
There is No
orn the rnark
Call here for all your Gr
Everything for the farn
a,nd Gears needed at this se
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Having Your I
All work neatly and promp
and at reasor
YOUR ORDERS 5
re a Cold in On
no Qnine Tablets.
Dught, and which has bee
as borne the signatnre 'of
s been made under his per.
ipervision since its infancy.
to one to deceive you in this.
nd "Just-as-good" are but
and endanger the health of
Lence against Experiment.
Itute for Castor Oil, Pare
yrups. It is Pleasant. 16
phine nor other Narcotie
rantee. It destroys Worms
cures Diarrhoea and Wind
roubles, cures Constipation
es the Food, regulates the
healthy and natural sleep.
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er 3 Years.
et than our1
i in the way, of Ploughs
ason of preparation.
tly done on good material