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PUBLISHED WEEKLY. WIN NSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY. APRIL 26.1905.-SALSE 84
Memoirs, Traditons and History of
Rocky Mount and Vicinity.
(WrUenfor The News and Herald
by L. M. Ford.)
TRAGIC INCIDENTS AMONG THE
Robert Robertson, Rocky Mount,
stood on the "Round Rock" at
the falls and dipped for fish.
He left this stand and waded to
ward the bank. Before reaching
it he was drawn into a swirl or
"suck hole." He was never seen
or heard of again. This was
Two Hall brothers and Susan
Wall, a negro, made an effort to
cross the river at the mouth of
Rocky Creek in a boat. All three
were drowned. This was 1821.
Isaac Meek and Jacob Rock,
both of whom were workers on
the canal, were drowned from a
boat at the public dam in the 20's.
The public dam was built above
-the falls to divert water into the
John Montgomery, a young
man of Lancaster county, was
-drowned while bathing in thel
:river at Rocky Lount ferry in
A young Owens who was play
sing leap frog with a companion,
,accidentally pitched into the
tcreek and was drowned. This
'occurred in Rocky Creek near
tthe mouth of the Hagues branch
isometime in the 30's.
John Reynolds was killed with
is own pistol by Charles Lewis
near the mountain gap in the 30's
An iifant which had been
murdered and thrown into the
Rocky creek was caught on
Pichttws mill dam in the 30's.
Diana Sweat was supposed to oe
Captain Charles Thorn was
killed and his body was thrown
into the river above the falls by
his slave, Bob, in 1835. For
this crime Bob was tried, con
vietedadeecuted. The bant'
ing took place near the residence
of the late W. P. McCullough.
Bob's head was then cut off and
stuck on the end of a pole and
Ahe pole stuck in the ground on
the roadside near the place of
*hanging and remained there until
-it was thoroughly decayed.
Thomas Pickett was killed by
John Sweat with a pocket knife.
This ocorred in Link'% tavern on
ithe Hill Island ia the 30's
LMrs. John Ganthiarpe, while on
her Ivay on horseback from
preseking at Clatholic Chairoh,
wvas kitted by the imb .of a tree
falling on ier. A storen was in
Sesis at thea time. This was
in e 40's.
Bobert Guntharpe rode on
horsebsek to what is now Qld
Rosaville. His horse becanme
unmanageable there and ran under
a horse rack and Robert was
killed. This occurred in the 40's.
James Barkley ws rekturning
from Camden in a gig. His
-horse became frightened and ran
25 He was thrown oat of his~
F ehicle and killed. This was in
Timothy Connor was killed by
.a t'ree falling on him. As he was
'one the ciircumstances attending
the acciden~t can only be con
3eetored. HIe eat the tree down
that killed him. ERis body was
not found for se verdi dai s.
'This ~encrred near Camp W4-.
Willie D. Scott, son of Dr. I. S.
Scott, was killed by an accidental
dischstge of his gun wh~ile hunt
ing near .Rocky Mount ferry in
Tillman Dixon was drowned
w'hile seining in GLxdden's mill
poid in leer.
Mansel Holls, son of A. A
oh',was killed by an acci
denta& discharge of his gin while'
Iuntiog sear his father's hosse
A. young Gregory was killed by
an aceidental discharge of his
gun in a boat in the ricer near
~the "point of Rocks" about 13.94.
John Turner and four of his
senis went out ia a boat to fish
near the Hill Island. They got'
into rough water aind cotakii not
manage the boat. They werp
thrown out into the water. John
Turner and one son were dro wned,1
tbe other three were rescued.
9.'his occurred about 1894.
J. Rinaldo Massey was killed
fa n aeeldental discharge of his
.g'un in a boat near the Hill Island:
Stark Perry Martia was called
to his back door in tde aght and
shot by Henry Nettles, ane ,
was drowned while bathing near
the "Point of Rocks" in 1903.
TRAGIC INCIDENTS AMONG THE
Peter Allen rode a horse into
the river to fish the traps at
Pickett's Ford. The horse went
into soae quick sand and Peter
dismounted to assist the horse.
The horse, relieved of Peter's
weight, came out but Peter was
unable to extricate himself and
conseqrently drowned. Thatthe
horse could not be caught for
some days was regarded with awe
by the superstitious. This oc
currence was in the 20's.
A man and woman, names not
remembered, while walking a log
across Rock Creek near its mouth,
fell inrto the creek and were
drowned. This occurred in the
Joe Adams was shot on his
horse aad Pilled near "Stinking
Pond" by George Gibson. a white
man, in the early 40's.
Scipio Doig was crushed to
death in the machinery of his
owner's (John Doig,) mill at the.
head of the falls in 1846.
Green Dunn was killed by
lightning on the home place of
the late Jesse A. Gladden in 1865.
George Perry, Peter Perry, and
Edith Perry were drowned from
a boat at Benson's Landing in
David Tillman, a small boy,
was drowned while bathing in
the river near Pickett's Islaud in
the early 80's.
Blount Hagood, an expert
swimmer, was drowned in an
effort to cross the river at Rocky
Mount ferry in 1886.
Lewis Mcflwain was killed by
the derrick while at work rebuild
ing the pillars under the bridge
at Gladden's mill in 1889.
Joe Watson and John Mc
Dowell, a white man, occupied a
boat which they allowed to get
into rough water. John McDowell
jumped into the water and was
rescuei. Joe Watson clung to
the boat and was -drowned. His
body was c-tught s-on Johnston's
f1ll trap at Rocky Mount some
weeks later. This occurred at
the falls about 1892.
Allen Tidwell, while walking
a log abross Debutary, fell in and
was drowned about 1892.
(To be continged)
The following is the honor roll
of Crosby Institute for month
begining March 20, 1905 and
nding A pril 14, 1905:
Ballie Ethel Stone, Lula Banks,
argret Coleman, Lizzie Banks,
oyt japhs, Sallie Belle Jenkins,
arie Credar, I/zzie Crowder,
Pierce Stone, BiLby Crowder.
Eva Padget, Teaee.
A fool and his money are soon
pated, when the fool has friends.
Hie Kept u.p in the Race.
James S. Barroni, Lresident
Manchester Cotton Mills, 1hoek
sill, S. C., writes:
"'In 1883 I painted my residence
with L. A M. It looks better
Lha r. great many houses pr.inted
Lhre0 years ago.
Don't pay $15 a galr for~
inseed oil, which you uo in
Bui oil freeh from the barrel
.t 60 cents per gallon, and :nix it
with Longman & Martinez L. &
S.ag:s paint cost about $1 20
per g alio4.
Wears and coN'ea i od
Every church given a liberal
uanity when bought from M c-i
Mastr Co,, Winnsboro; C. P./
Wra & Co., Ridgeway; Kennedy
Mar. and Ms~ing Co. ,Blackstock.
Whatever man has dos ragn
an do better.1
Cleared for Action.
WI1ep the body is cleared for
action, b~y D;-. King's Ne w Life
Pills, you can teff s by jhs bioora
f ealth on the cheeks; inag
brightness of the eyes; the firm
r~s of the flesh and muscles;
the hag~ncy of the mind. Try
the. Ak Mdl~ster Co.'s, Obe'ar
Drug Co.'s and joigi; g!. McMas
Ea & Co.'s drug stores; 26 ca:t
The .amager the man the harder
e tries to gek ey'ep.
For Infants and Children.
h Kind You Hare Always Bought
Maars the /
New Books for the Library.
Below is printed a list. of the
108 new books which have re
centlv been added to the Winns
boro Libra.y. A complete set of E
the New International Encyclo
pedia in 20 volumes has also been
added. It will prove a most val
uable acquisition. The Library
now has 280 volumes of its own r
and about 150 volumes which t
have been loaned to it, making a I
total of 430 volumes. With the I
membership fees that are due, 3
about 100 additional books will
be purchased within the next
thirty days. With the large facili
ties now offered by the Library
the membership should be largely
increased. No family in town
should fail to take advantage of
these excellent opportunities for p
securing the best reading matter
at a mere nominal cost. n,
Beginning Monday, May 1, the E
Library will close at 6 p. m. The S
members are requested to note
this change in the hours and to
LIST OF BOOKS. h
An American with Lord Roberts. b
Aristocrats, The. Atherton. M
Autobiography of Joseph Le- y,
Agassiz, Louis. t,
Audubon, John James. ti
Adventures of Captain Horn. s
Adam Bede. Eliot. t
Adventures of Tom Sawyer. ti
Adventures of Gil Blas. di
Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
At the Mercy of Tiberias. tc
Beverly of Graustark. d
Burroughs' Birds and Bees, etc. w
Brushwood Boy, The. Kipling. tl
Bethany. Watson. - ti
Beside the Bonnie Briar Bush. ir
Bride of the Nile. ti:
Barriers Burned Away. 01
Black Rock. Connor. rc
Confessions of an Opium Eater. k
Colonials, The. c
Clansman, The. " copies, Pixon. ai
Crimson Fairy Book.
Count of Monte Cristo, The.
Charles O'Malley. Lever. ti
Cyclopedia of Practical Quota- ti
Captains of Industry. 2 vols.
Dr. Luke of the Labrador. of
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. W
David Balfour. w
End of n E, The. T
Forty-one Years in India. C
For Love of Countrv. h
Fisherman's Luck. Tan Dyke. j fh~
Fairyland of Science, Buckley. ti
sod's Good Man.G
garden of Allah.D
guardian Angel. Holmes. te
Eow Zach Came to Colikge.
Bound of the Baskervilles, The
[f I Were King. m
[n the Bisbop's Carriage. w
nu the Arena. gi
Lu ourpept~qg dolthe e .3Wil-j
h.ughby C1igirg. ip
John March, South'erger.
Jane Esre. F
Jungle B3ook. Kipling.
Light that Pailea, Tb,
Life of Sir Walter Scott. e
Les Miserables. Hugo. "
aier's Poems. foi
a4t Days of Pompeii.b
Little Minister, The.
Little Pil grimages Among the Te
ligte Wbn gaye Writen gr
Mfemoirs of M. de Blowitz. 10
Man on the Box, The.
gilionaire Baby. The. t
Marriage of Filligig ?iste, gg 4r
Misissippi Bubble. p
Mosses from an Old Manse. er
My AutobioDgraphy. Max Muller. st
N icholas ip1by. Pic'pas,
Old Creole D~ays. Cable.
Opening a Chestnut Burr.
Personal E~eminiscences of Prince
P~sa4y Conducted. Stockton. fo
Prodigal Sqn, 99 Cainp. G
Prison Life of Jefferson Dayis. p
Frneand tMe gapper, The. r
Pickwitgh Papers. Diickg,
Fere Goriot. Balzac, tl:
Rivers Children, The. Stuart.
Redi Fairy Book.
Red Rock. Page. s
5ea Wolf, The. London
on of Royal Langbrith.
ecret Woman, The.
ky Pilot. Connor.
;he Stoops to Conquair.
icarlet Letter, The.
'hat Sandhiller. Waring.
'reasure Island. Stevenson.
icar of Wakefield.
irginians, The. Thackeray.
oice of the People.
Vandering Jew, The.
Vestward Ho! Kingsley.
Vake Robin. Burroughs.
Will Cure Consumption.
A. A. Herren, Finch, Ark., writes
Foley's Honey and Tar is the bes
reparation for coughs, colds and lunj
ouble. I know that it has cured con
Lmption in the first stages." Yot
ver beard of any one using Foley',
:oney and Tar and hot being satisfied
ald by McMaster Co.
Lack of liow Training.
Two of the three contributon
ave complained in The Colum
ia State recently of the verj
arked lack of politness among
ung men and boys of that city
he State charges this lack o:
liteness to defective home
-aining-and there is no doubi
ie chief trouble lies here
chools are expected to do every
ling now and to relieve the
%rents of all responsibility. ThE
y school is expected to educatE
ie minds and the Sunday school
i save the souls, while parents
Alude themselves-or try to
ith the idea that they have done
ieir duty by their children when
ey have sent them to these
stitutions. The rest of the
me children are allowed to loal
i the streets or around the rail
>ad stations or the Lord only
2ows where else-the parents
Home training is almost a lost
Saved by Dynamite.
Sometimes -a- flatecng city is
,ved by dynamiting a space
iat the fire can't cross. Some
mes, a cough hangs on so long,
)a feel as if nothing but dyna
ite would cure it. Z. T. Gray,
Calhoun, Ga., writes: "My
ife had a very aggravated cough,
hich kept her awake nights.
wo physicians could not hlp
r: so she took Dr. King's New
iscopry f p r fopsraptiQn,
aughs and Colds, wbich eased
)r cough, gave her sleep, and
lally cured her." Strictly scien
lic cure for bronchitis and La
rippe. A t McMaster Co.'s, Obear
rug Co.'s andJohn H. McMas
r & Co.'s drug stores; price 50e.
id 1.00; guaranteed. Trial bot
Do right, and God's recompense
you will be the power of doing
ore right. Give, and God's re
rd to you will be the spirit of
ving more. Love, and God will
Lv you~ with the capacity of
e pv, for love is heqgen apd
e Spirit'pf Qd within yon.
Why Suffer from Rheumatism?
Why suffer from rheumatism when
e application of Chamiberlain's Pain
dnlm .il FeBpvp php pginy Th~e fo jg1
jef whic4 ~iis innrnen t an
ikes rest'and sleep possible, and'that
e is worth many times its cost.
ny who have used it hoping onily
Sa short relief from suffering have
en happily surprised to find that
:er awhile relief became permanent.
rs, S. H. Leggett, cf Yurn Yum,
nuessee, U. S. A., writes: "I am a
eat sufferer from rheumatism, all
from i hgg to fpot, and Chamrber
ns ajni a. mi is the onl!y thing that
i relieve jhe :pain1." For sale by
eat Drug Co.
Farmers must remember that
e time for them to regulate
e price of cotton is in April
ad May, Il thsy negjlect their
'iyilege then it will be n~o use
ying "hear," "trust'' and "Wall
reet" in October and November.
Traveling is Dangerous.
ao aun kep inl plac~E in the body by
1 limte att acunenits. This is the rea
n that travelers, tranmuen, street car
en, teamsters and all who drive very
uch suffer from kidney disease in
me formi. Foley's Kidney Cure
engthens the kidneys and cures all
ms of kidney and bladder disease.
so. H. Hausan, locomotive engimer,
ma. 0., writes; ."Constant vibration
te eogine .auged me a gpeat deal of
lie'f untl' I de Foteya Tiidney
i. ol4 by c1etster Co.
Look before y-ou leap out of
te frying pan into the tir e.
*m-. The Kind You Have Always Boughlt
Only a littie shrivelled seed
lt might be flower or grass or
Only a box of earth on the edge
Of a narrow, dusty window ledge;
Only a few scant summer showers;
Only a few dear shining hours;
That was all. Yet God could make
Out of these for a sick child's
A blossom-wonder as fair and
As ever broke at an angel's feet.
Only a life of barren pain
Wet with sorrowful tears for
Warmed somatimes by a wonder
Ofjoy that seemed but a happy
A life as common and brown and
As the box of earth in the win
Yet it bore at least the precious
Of a perfect soul in a narrow
Pure as the snowy leaves that
Over the flower's heart of gold.
--Henry Van Dyke.
The best remedy against a
lapse of memory is the piece of
thread tied about the finger.
But there is a well authenticated
case of a man whose wife tied a
piece of thread around his finger
in the morning to remind him to
get his hair cut.
On his way home to dinner he
noticed the piece of thread.
"Yes, I remember," he said, and,
smiling proudly, entered* the
usual shop and sat down before
the accustomed artist.
"Why, I cut your hair this
morning sir!" said the astonished
Terrific Race With Death.
"Death was fast approaching,"
writes Ralph F. Fernandez, of
Tampa, Fla., describing his fear
ful race with death, '-as a result
of liver trouble and heart dis
ease, which bad robbed me of
sleep and of all interest in life.
1 had tried many different doc-:
tors and several medicines, butI
got no benefit, until I began to i
use Electric Bitters. So wonder
ful was their effect, that in three
days I felt like a new man, and
to-day I am cured of all my trou
bles." Guaranteed at McMaster
Co.'s, Obear Drug Co.'s and John
H. McMaster & Co.'s drug stores;
If a woman keeps her husband
in hot water he may retaliate by
jj% to Ward Ott Old Age.
The most successful way of warding
off the approach of old age is to main
tain a vigorous digestion. This can be
done by eating only food suitedl to your
age and occupation, and when any dis
order of the stomach appears take a
dose of Chamberlain's Stomach an~l
Liver Tablets to correct it, U c
have 1 \Ye4lC onamgcl o.g g.e tornb ed
wi ii ggstoqn,' yog~ will find these
'llabetstbe just'what you need. For
s'ae' by~Obear Drug Co.
Conviction is like a mouth-fullI
of sound teeth. The ~orae c4
convictionl is the sap of the j i.vs.
--.0. Trumbgll Lee.
Often The Kidneys Are
Weakened by Over-Work.
Unhealthy Kidneys Make Impure 319
It used to be egn ec~ed that only
pla ~deer roubles were to be
"- traced to the kidneys,
but now modern
-I science proves that
nearly all diseases
I have'their beginning
in the disorder of
I .10 these most imlpelt.mi
- e.kidneys filter,?
*- and -purify the blood
e......... that is their work.
Therefore, when your kidneys are weak
or out of order. vou can understandI how
q1uickly your entire body is affected and
how ever-y organ seems to fail to do itsg
dudyo are sick or u fe .tiy,u begmn
tmi j.g mg 4~'gu' ieiedy, Dr.
KIjle'. waitifRoot, because as soon
Asyour kidneys are well they will help
all the other organs to health. A trial
will convince anyone.
If yon are sick you can make no mis
take~ by first doctoring y-our kidneys.
The mild and the extraordinary effect of
Dr. Kilmier's Swamp-ROOt, the great
kidney remedy, is soon realized. It
stands the highest for its wonderful eu;m
t Lte mnt diani.essing gass and is so6ld
hai its.inefits by- alP
Il'.pg s' 1.4 i ft, 3:em
und one dollay~ Sze .
Sav.0 g gniple bottle loine orswatp-Ec~ot.
hv mail tree, also a pamphlet telhng you
how to find out if you have k'imey or
bladder trouble. Mention this paper
when writing to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Eing
hamton, N. Y. Don't make any mistake.
but r~eember the name, Swamip-Root,
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root. and tir. aJ.j
'ds,- Binhamton, N. Y.. on ev. ba
00 1ROS Ii
ing theStomachs andBowesof
Apeifec Remedy foronswipa
flon, Sour Stoufach,Diarhe
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
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oir phone us in. regard to sai
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dealers in South Carolina.
ly now on hand.
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us will be promptly attended
hews & Son.
stock of Iron Beds, Suites,
bles. We have six Cheval
o clear our stock.
rour Summer Cots.
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ne of Little Dandy Cook
to give satisfaction.
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