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WINNSBORO, S. C.
Wednesday, February 14-. : : : 18y4.
Will no section organize a new
prize club? or do our farmers prefer
to 20 on in the same old rn:> for another
year and come out just as they
have done for many years.
The federal election laws have been
repealed. These laws have been the
subject of long and frequent dobates
in Congress. We hope that this -will
e nd much ?f the sectional feeling and
the charge of sectionalism in our elections.
The State has cut the price of liquor
50 cents per gallon on amounts of not
1 tl*a?r v?drr
1CSS liiUU UUC gauvu. J.UCY oa? mtj
are making enough and do not care to
oppress the peopie. Wonder if the
1 'sightless tiger" don't figure as a competitor?
Competition is the life of
Mr. W. W. Ball, who has been the
editor of the Laurens Advertiser, will
now take charge of the editorial department
of the Columbia Journal.
We are glad to see him rising in his
profession. He has devoted his time
exclusively to journalism, and has
made such a success in managing a
weekly paper that wc feel sure that he
will succeed with a daily. He possesses
quick parts and ought to succeed.
A great deal was said when the
"Movement" was in its incipiency
abeut the people being heavily burdened
with heavy taxes. Take your
tax receipts and note how much yoa
paid in 18SU, '81, '82, 'S3, '84, '85, '86,
'87, 'SS, '89, '90, '91, '92, '92, '93, '94.
See if there has not been a gradual
ascending scale for the last two or
three years. Compare not only the
number of mills but the assessed value
of your property. We have no doubt
that this will conviuce your pocket
that "inovation is not reform".
VV r <lo nob irnoTY c-vaUCIy WHit
changes the sub-committee in the Senate
propose to make in the Wilson
tariff bill, but we dislike the idea of
delaying its passage. It is impossible
to get a bill that will please everybody,
but anyone who has watched the framing
of this bill has been struck with
the great care Chairman Wilson and
his fellow-committeemen have taken
in trvinsr to fret a measure that will
accomplish tariff reform as far as it is
practicable just at present. These great
reforms cannot be accomplished in a
About all that Tillmanism has accomplished
has been to put the princi
pal leaders in some office and rotate
them into higher places whenever their
terms of office expired. It was a common
thiug to hear the candidates say
that the campaign of 18S0 was merely
a little family quarrel. This assertion
was met with the answer that whjaa.
the storm was onceja)>Tn^motion no
man couId_g&gHT. It has been raging
?'"fiow four rears, and still the family is
quarreling. All for what? What has
been accomplished? Nothing except
that 32,000 white ' voters are heavily
taxed without representation in their
Hariier's Young People says that little
Charlie Crisp is very valuable to his
father as Speaker of the House of
Representatives. Little Charles ku?ws
all 01 the members by name, knows to
which one of the numerous committees
which each belong, keeps in his mind
accurately the day and hour when a
Congressman is to address the House
on any particular subject. In short
Speaker Crisp relies on little Charles
to keep him straight on all the details
ot the work, while ho gives hi* attention
to more important matters. Pessibly
little Charles is beiug trained to
occupy the place now held by his father
some of these days.
It seems that Mr. Springer, the chair
man of the committee on banking ana
currency, has gone to the other side.
The Washington correspondent of the
Atlanta Constitution says: "Major
Black., of the Augusta district, who is
a member of the house committee on
banking and currency, says that he
sees but little prospect of any favorable
report on any sort of a bill repealing
the 10 per cent tax on State
banks being made to the house from
his committee. Of course, he says, an
unfavorable report could be made and
that "would get it up in the house."
We should like very much to see this
tax repealed. It would enable the
South especially to tide OYer a money
panic like last year. The present law
is a class law, and like all class laws
works a great injustice. Moreover, it
lias long been doubted whether the
law is constitutional. It was by a divided
count that its constitutionality
Japanese Liver Pellets are small, but
great in their effects; no griping; 50
doses 25 cts. Winnsboro Drug Store.* ]
* * * "The Reformers do not
tkink as much of the Hon. "Wash.
Shell as you do, but consider him a
traitor to the Reform party and would
be averse to following such a man's
leadership."?J. C. Moore to Columbia
Register, Feby. o.
The Register says, editorially:
It has been said that Captain Shell
should hare replied to the attacks
upon him. But such a course is foreign
to his easy good nature. As an
example of the way he treats such
things we g[re the following incident:
When J. Y. Jones' card abusing Congressman
Shell appeared in the State,
the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate
went to Mr. Shell and said he would
remove Jones, who is aa employee of
the Senate by grace of Senator Irby, it
being a rule of the Senate that no "employee
of that body shall attack a
member of it or the' House. Captain
Shell magnanimously replied: "Oh!
no, I understand *hatJones was forced
by some one else to sisn that article,
and I beg that you will not disturb
This episode but illustrates the character
of the man. Contrast this magnanimity
and Christian charity with
the malignity and spite of the attacks
upon Captain Shell.
In the name of justice, let this man
alone, who simply begs the boon of
being allowed to retire from the turmoil
of political strife and spend his
remaining years in peace.
What Killed Crawford Ballew ?
According to the coroner's jury,
Crawford Ballew was "killed by a
?ao-shot wound in the hands of Mas
rT^? ? rtt ... 1. -.1? I
sey." rue Augusta vrironicie ***.?
how a wound in the baods of a coustable
could kill another man. This
is a very common way of expressing
the result of a coroner's jury, but it is
also a very eommon mistake. It would
be better sense to say "at the hands of
Is It Worth It r
The liquor question is one that is
costing this State a great deal. It is
time, it strikes us, for thoughtful citizens
to begin to reflcct upon hsw far
the law goes. The sections of the
law that give constables the right to
invade private homes, not under the
solemn processes of law as has been
taught our people, is a dangerous encroachment
upon the liberty of the
citizen. The result has been bloodshed
because the right to do these
things is not only against tnc law as it
has been written but against the principles
of liberty taught our people by
tradition. We make these observations
not for the purpose of incitiflg
bloodshed to prevent an enforcement
of the law, for all good citizens should
have respect for a law no matter how
bad it is. Nor do we make them with
a view of criticising Governor Tillman
in trying to make it effective. He is
sworn to execute it, and he should do
it, though he does seem to be especially
active in respect to this particular
law. His enforcement of the law
is the best possible way of convincing
our people of its dangerous characteristics.
"We desire, however, to a?k
thoughtful citizens if they think the
dispensary law, not diminishing the
sale of liquor and possessing none of
the features of prohibition, is worth
the blood of our own citizens? The
law is clearly obnoxious to the *ontimcnta
of our people, and is a strong
example of the folly of trying to make
something law th'tt does not meet the
approval of public conscience. After
all, effective laws are written in the
hearts of the people. It matters not
what law is on the "Statute Book," it
is a dead letter unless it shall have
been first written in the heart of the
citizen. It is much more correct to
say that public sentiment makes law
than to say the legislature makes them.
The written law is merely the outgrowth
of what the people [think,
what their sentiments are and what
are their ideas and conceptions respecting
the principles of justice.
"We do not know what will finally be
done with the dispensary law, but it is
degrading the dignity of the State to
take the life of a citizen that it may
engage in a monoplv and especially
when so mean a thing as liquor is at
the foundation of it. It is accomplish
Is it worth it?
day begins to dawxix the valley
of dry boxes.
Head Quarters ?
Knights of Depression \
Bonk Yard, Feb. 3rd.?The Brother- j
hood of the Order held their third
rtgnlar meeting at the lodge at 4 p. m,
brother Hardup presiding. After the
usnat preliminaries and formalities,
the president stated that the business J
f the hour was to inquire into the I
preseat and prospective condition of
the brotherhood, and that the brethren
would be jlad to receive a report from
The Bro. responded by saying that
he was glad to report that he was still
alive; that his ,'amily were all well,
but the times were seriously hard at!
his house, and were still hardening;!
that he had about gotten to the end of |
his tether and didn't know what he j
wonld or could do. Yet, that he was ;
in the Boro a few days ago, was feel- .
ing very blue at the time, and he ap- '
proached his merchant, asking for a
little advice. The merchant told him, |
that he was sorry, but that he had
come to the wrong man, for he was j
very much in want of a daddy himself.
Bro. Canlpay said that he returned
to his home" feeling tired and j
worn out as though he would like j
very much to lien on, or with some j
i on^ lhaf Via bMII hoc that I
Old Bro. Hard pan said that be was
proud to say that he was here, yet,;
after all he had passed through with :
this winter, that he didn't know what j
his prospects were, or whether he had ;
any or not; tbat he felt very much dis-'
gustcd generally and especially with I
raisi: g coti#n; that it was a deceitful .
thing at best, and he had concluded it j
was best for a man who was pulling i
a bell-cord orer a mule's back to adopt J
the resolution," that blessed is he that i
dolh not expect much," for if he plants 1
cotton, he will realize his most sangnine
Brother Xocrop took the floor and
wanted to say a few words, ilis
health was a little better tbaa it had:
been, though he had been out of heaith
of any kind for the past few months,
and this was one of the main causes h#
assigned for no crop, but the claim
was about to disrupt hi# domestic
fnv hi* wifp Raid it was nothing
| but laziness, and be saw no peace nntil J
he went to work, and he believed it'
was doing him good; that lie was
going to 17 mighty hard to make a .
crop this year; that he had a fine .
spring of water io his yard, and he and j
bis old woman would do their best to
have a srood warden and would try and ;
live on as neat- nothing as they could: j
that some old man had told "him that
behind the darkest clouds the sun was
still shining, and (hat he was going to |
try lo believe it.
The president asked Bro. Shortcaop j
if he had anything to say?that the ,
brethren would be glad to hear l'rom ;
Ti e brother sta'ed that he was in a |
better frame ot mind than he had ,
been; that he had nut paid his debts'
entirely, but had done the best he '
could; hail gone to work, and he;
thought that work was the best emcdr j
for hard times. Ho was in tnc ;
Boro last week, the merchants seemed :
to be in good spiiits, and he believed
that they were satisfied that tin. farmers
had done their beat; that the lien
merchants seemed to be concerned
more about the recent failures in town
than they were about the tire. You
see, they didn't want that sort of impression
to go abroad. I made a little
tour ai:ouud among them; one told me
that he knew that he was all right, that
he was not goiug to oreaw; anotner
said lhat he was certain that he would
not; still another said that he would
be if he would; so I came home
feeling a little better.
Bro. Freshet said that he did not feel
like comiug out to the meeting, but
was anxiout to see all the brethren;
that he had been very poorly all winter,
both iu mind and body; that he
had been living on odds and ends for
some time, and that sort of lair didn't
agree with him: that he had been very
low-spirited and olten felt like fleeing
to the "mountainsof Hepsidam, where
the whang-doodle mourneth for her
young, and weepeth because they are ;
not." He said that he had had an idea
of writing to his old friend the Governor
to let him run a dispensary here
at Bone Yard. You know, boys,
there use to be one here in the g?od
old diys arcav back?when the boys
would meet, drink whiskey at forty
cents per gabon, play cards, run horses,
shoot at a mark, and sometimes fight
just for the fun of the thing. But
when I get to moralizing and consider
that whiskey is the root of all evil, I
feel tempted to write my old friend a
letter of advice (he use to take my
advice), but 1 am afraid Ben is growing
bull-headed, and I am afraid, too,
that his whiskey business will not only
be a root, but a veritable log in his
Brother Shortcrcp said that during
his idle moments he had composed a
little jingle that he would like to read
to bis brothers. (Br?. Shortcrop is
the Poet Laureate of the order.) II2
said, "Poeta nasitur non fit", which
^ a/4 v. ft ?-?n o nnof
UU1U?? 11 ausiaicu, llicau* a uaoi,j jswwt,
and he thinks that he has as much
right t? be ene as any one else.
AX ADDRESS TO MERCHANTS ET A I..
Ho! ye merchants and mule venders
And ye, too, ye money lenders
We are plain tillers of the soil
And earn our bread by honest toil.
It is our joy the plow to speed
With careful hand wef sow the seed;
We do not spare the elbow grease,
Then trust in God for the increase.
Our last year's crops were in good
When came alongthat ugly storm;
It whipped the plants around and
And strewed them thick upon the
And not contempt with crops prostrate,
It swept through groves at fearful rati?;
And trees of husre and sriaut jrirth,
Lay pr?ne upon the strickcnecl earth.
And Trhcn at the clouds rolled bv,
And Sol peeped forth from azure sky,
'Twas sad to vievr the ruin wild?
Our crops by rain and muc1 defiied.
O'er ruined hopes we could have wept,
O'er fields by storm and tempest
But eyes were dry-we cjtild not
Our grief, for tears, was far too deep.
The world was dark and drear, forlorn,
Heaven's bright smiles seemed all
No star of hope lit up our gloom,
It seemed almost the day of doom.
But with the advent of New Year,
Hopes, new-born, begin to stir;
We feel we'd like to try once more
Our skill in speeding plow and hoe.
We're "liened" so long, we cannot
Unless you lend a helping hand;
We'll furnish the labor and brawn,
You furnish the bacon and corn.
N*w, if to this you will agree,
A better day we'll pray to see,
When we shall pay you every cent
?es , &U't:
We are amazed, indeed amazed,
That some should think the storm we
To raise a storm, the wind must blow,
"To raise the wind," we are too poor.
Knights of Depression.
After enjoying Bro. Short Crop's
poetry, the brotherhood adjourned to
meet again on the 4th day of July next.
Q. D. IIardtimks,
IIE PAXTS FOR FAME.
A boy in the Wichita schools has
been suspended for reading the following
essay 011 "Pants:" "Pants
are made for men and not men for
pants. Such pants don't last. Pants
are like molasses; ther are thinnerjn :
hot weather and thicker in cold. The
man in the moon changes his pants
during the eclipse. Doirt you go to
the pantry for pants; you might he
mistaken.* Men are often mistaken in
pants. Such mistakes make breeches
of promise. There has been much '
discussion aa to whether pauts is singular
or plural. Seems to us when men
wear pants they are plural, and when
they don't wear any pants it is singu-j
iarMen go on a tear in their pants, i'
and it is all right, but when the pants j |
go on a tear it is all wrong.'' j j
Deafness Cannot be Curetl
by local applications as they cannot! <
reach the diseased portion of the ear. 11
There is only one way to cure deaf- J '
ness, and that is by constitutional j1
remedies. Deafness is caused by an j I
inflamed condition of the mucous lin-! 1
ing of the Eustachian Tube. When | '
this tube is inflamed you have a rumb- j \
ling sound or imperfect hearing, and 1'
when it is entirely closed, Deafness is j1
the result, and unless the inflamation I
can be taken out and this tube restored i '
to its normal condition, hearing will '
be destroyed forevea: nine cases oi.t '<
of ten are caused by catarrh, which is '
nothing but an inflamed condition of
tne mucous sunaces.
We will jfive One Hundred Dollars ; '
for any case cf Deafness (caused by h
catarrh) that cannot be cured by Hall's I '
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars: 1\
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. 0. '1
EP'Sold by Druggists, 7oc.
laeas- for the m.oon, J
2^Sr Weakness, Malaria, Indigestion and | ]
brown s iron kitters. j
I; eur?s quickly. Foe- sale by rH dealers in j
aedlcire. Set tie reauine.
C LEMSOX INTOEMATIOX.
Attendance at tlemson College Apportioned
Among the Counties of th? State
?Admittance to be by Competitive
At a meeting of the Board of Trustees
of Clemsou College, held in Columbia
last Friday, the followig resolutions
"Ilcsolved, That the president of
the college prepare a table showing
the quota oj students to which each
l/l/LlUl) 1C ^ 11 L 11 IV vt j LiJV_ iUlUlUCi V/JL vm
students who will return, and number
of new applicants who have been examined
and are ready to enter. Give
notice that students who apply at once
from counties not having their full
quota and "who stand examination
before the School Commissioner in
their respective count!** snail have i
prefertnee till the <-olkge opens over
applicants from counties whose quota
are already full. If at the opening
there are any vacancies notice will be
seat to those who have stood examination
and the vacancies be appointed
among such applicants by lor.
"The Board of Trustees desires to
act with absolute fairness and impartiality
and to allow each county its
proper share in the benelits of the
college, but as all examinations were
not attended by all of the boys who
apply by reason of some misunderstanding,
this method is adopted to
give students from counties entitled to
places in the college opportunity to
"The examination was ordered to
save boys the useless expense of applying
i'or admission to the college
Aviien there were no places there' for
them. There was 110 thought or purpose
of discrimination against the
poor boy or the ill-prepared boys.
The counties which show the largest
attendance and the largest number of
applicants are Anderson,. Abbevill'e,
Orangeburg and Edgefield, each of
which show a large oven-plus. When
the college opens if there be more applicants
who have been examined than
there are places, it will be -determined
by lot as to what counties the places
shall go. Any boy desiring to enter
can go to his school commissioner for
examination at any time before February,loth.
"As the time is short it is hoped
that the press generally will extend
The following is the "quota" which
the Board askeil President Craighead
to prepare, and it explaiua itself:
50 _* ?
? o j a 5
? "x * A
CoiuitL'S- 5 5 rj 5 _ 2
& "= *? 5
^ > c.a is
O' = p >
?; eg 6
fc ;z? K
Abbeville 24 H 22 o
Anderson 24 32 20 0
Aiken 34 5 12 0
Barnwell 24 9 12 '?
Beaufort ii) .. .. 19
Berkeley 29 t 0 19
Charleston 34 8 " 19
Chester U :i 10 1
Chertertield 10 "5 < 0
Clarendon 14 4 2 8
Colleton 19 J 10 5
Darlington 14 8 0
Edgefield 24 K? 11 0
Fairfield 14 90 5
Florence 14 4 2 8
Georseiown 10 ' > l 6
Greenville 24 16' 14 0
Hampton 10 . 3 0 7
Horry 10 1 n 9
Kershaw 19 3 7 0
Lancaster 10 i 3 1 u
Laurens ? i* 1L . 6 . 0
Lexington ...? 10 ' o 13 0
Marion 24 - 1 lo 3
Marlboro .....? 14 3 9 0
Newberry 14 15 9 0
Oconee1 : 10 8 - 2 1
Orangeburg ...24 .,..29 _,0
Pickens ....'10 ;> 4 1
Riehlan<l 19 12 .J 4
Spartanburg ^9 10 9 10
Sumter 24 8 .11 5
Union 14 '2 7 5
Williamsburg i.4 -1 9 10
York 19 :5. - 2 32
Totals 594 273 275' 100,
Note.?As vacancies will be apportioned
among the counties by Jot,.
there may be a chance for a boy to
enter from a county whose quota is
not full, provided he be ready when
POINTED A PISTOL AT HIM.
Ex-Senator Thomas TrToodwarii and Representative
Johnson H;*ve a Difficulty?
Resulted from a Newspaper Controversy.
A little scene was enacted on Main
street yesterday afernoon of which
nearly everybody was in ignorance
except those who were clese-to the
Among the visitors in the. city were
ex-Senator Thomas^.Woodward of
Fairfield Coiaitr^ Representative
Johnsojti^^jo of Fairfield; John D.
II^R'-rSoiirWVUidgcway; and another
titizan, whose name could not be
learned from the same county.
The four men were first seen sitting
on chairs in front of Rhodes & VanMetre's
lurniiure store, two doors
above the main entrance to the Hotel
Jerome. Nobody stems to know
exactly how long they had been sitting
there or what they bad been saying to
each other; Ih fact no particular attention
was paid to them uinil Mr.
Harrison was seen gesticulating rather
violently and b dligerently to Major
Woodward. Mr. Johncou and the
stranger took hold of Mr. Harrison
and led him into VanMetre's store.
A few seconds aflcrwaid Major Woodward,
who had followed the other men
into the store, walked out and stood
on a cellar door. Mr. Johnson next
appeared and he and Mdjor Woodward
said a few words to each other.
Major Woodward ^as then seen to
put his right had to his hip-pocket, in
which he had a pistol. He took plenty
of time in drawing the weapon. Some
nf tlio r>rr>.tvil nr>;SPS eniil hr> SPftmed to
be cocking ilsc weapon before taking it j
out. Slowly drawing it he raised it I
and put it within an inch of Mr. |
Johnson's neck, holding it there for a
short while, during which more words
passed between himself and his antagonist.
Mr. Johnson did not give \
;niy evidence ol beinsr alarmed. J-Ie i
ilid not flinch or linve a muscle. |
People were standing cl.jse around, I
but could not catch the words. A
gentleman says he heard Major Woodward
ask, "What ate yon going to do
lbout it?" Mr. Johnston answered,
'Nothing.'" This was not all that was
?aid, but" both men talked in a low
t*oice. Major Woodward- put the
|.isto! back in his pocket and turned
to walk up street, as if nothing bad
Happened. Mr. Johnson also turned
juietly around and strolled away.
i')ii> n'i.nr two men had remained in
:lie store while all this was goi:ij on
A gentleman asked Major 'Voodivaid
a few minutes afterward what
ivas the cause of the tiWble. lie
inswered that Mr. Johnson had been
ivriting some articles about him in the
Winiishoro News and Herald and
:hat he had found out that Johuson
svas the author of the ai tides. John 011,
he said, did not like it because he
bad discovered the facts, lie did not
:ell what had passed between him and
Mr. Johnson. The supposition is that
[lie trouble was over these articles.
Mr. Johnson is a merchant at Ridged-ay
and is a member of the Legislature
from Fairfield County. It is
known that just after the session of the
last Legislature he had a controversy
svith Major Woodward, who had had
something to say about the Fairfield
delegation. He !cft on the 5 o'clock
train for his home before he could be
ceen by a Itt-gir.cr i<. porter. It' he was
armed lie did not make any etlort to
draw a weapon.
Mr. Harrison is a merchant just outside
ot Itid_rcway. A> a tood many
peop'e bad -thought that M;.j ?r Woodward
and Harrison had c^me near
having trouble INI-?j >r Woodward said
that Mr. Ilarri-on wa? ?>ne oi' !ji& best
The tvi\g.'iu:? i '. the s:ory t>?d a reporter
by eye witnps-es. A number
of people .-an the difficulty, but were
surprised that the ;iflair was conducted
in such m quiet m;i:i
MAJOR WOODWARD'S STORY.
Muj >r Woodward give an intt restiny'
Story t.f the crcountiit. lie say^.Jnhi
S-li wa- waincd that he (Woodvvanl)
jra- c ?niin? to Columbia by a telegram
which in; >cnt to a 11lend in Ridsiewav,
Johnson ihereupon lolloweii liini hens
Whfn I e cuni; clown from dinner at
the Jennie lie passed Johnson hut did
not i o:\c-: hiui. J<?hn?on followed him
our of the hotel. While tdking to :
friend on the street Johnson walked up
and stood close by. He asked Johnson
it he wanted to see hint. Johnson
said he did and s.-iid .ie wanted to demand
an apolojrv that Major Wood^
ward had grossly insulted him. Major
Woodward replied that he was not
giving apobgits just then. Thinking
that Johnson was going to fire from
his coat or pull a weapon, the outline
of which lie caw, and noticing the
hostile look upon his face and in his
manner. Major Woodward says he
drew his own pistol and shoved it in
Maj. Woodward was fined ?10 for
earn irig a concealed weapon
Johnson's Aromatic Compound Cod
Liver Oil enriches the blooii, builds
sound flesh, restores strength and
vitality to the debilitated body.. Full
pint bottles $1.00. Wimr-boro Dmg
A NOBLE AND GALLANT SOLDIER
TO THE LAST.
The Story of Heroic Deeds of John B.
McGraw?A Young Carolinian who Died
in the Last Battle.
Messrs. Editors: Wiil you kindly
publish the following clippings from
the Greenville Xeics.? They will
furnish interesting information to the
few in the county who remember
John Banyan McGraw. He is the
soil of the late Rev. Ma-shall McGraw
and a native of our county. In his
| early, youth, nearly fifty years now,
J he_essayed his fortune in other lands,
I and I have long lost sight of him, but
I retain a lively recollection of him as
| one of my Javorite schoolmates. It is
highly gratifying to me to learn that
| in his brief career he gave such a good
; account of himself.
While Chief Kennedy was in Shreveport,
La., a few days ago, he made
the acquaintance ot Capt. W. F.
Dewing, who commanded Co. A,
Austin'* battalion, of Louisiana troops.
In a conversation, Captain Dewing
alluded to the fact that be had in his
rnmmand ft vouny South Carolinian,
John B. McGraw, who joined the
Continental Guards in 1S61.
lie spoke of McGraw as a man of
enthusiastic courage, seeking the front
I and always in gleeful spirits whtn in
mo?t dangerous positions. lie said he
never knew a braver man, one so
cool and it was the talk ol the company
that McGiaw never tluew awav a
shot. lie aimed his gun with care as
if shooting at a sqiiinell and every
shot-told, for'it'was always said that
when McGraw fired, one of the enemy
McGraw was something of a fatalist.
One night sitting by the eauip fire, he
sat smoking his pipe, tie seemed to
be looking away ofi apparently gazing
at nothing?just thinking, Taking his
pipe froiu his month,'he turned and
"Captain Dewing, I am going to
fight through this war, will not get a
wound or .<-cratch; but when the end
comes, when the last battle is fought
and the thing is over, when you and
these gallant boys will be ready to
start to meet your wives, mothers and
sweet hearts, the roll will be short,
at least one man aud i am thut man.
I saw it all tonight."
He quietly arose, knocked the ashes
out of his pipe, went a few yards from
the lire, laid down, and in a few
minutes was asleep. _ ?
His prediction y.*?3 correct. At the
closing of the war he was killed at the
Spanish fort at Mobile, Alabama.
His comrades who honored and
loved him, tenderly buried the hero at
the foot of a live oak tree, near where
Captain Dewing, with the remnant
of his command, returned to their
mothers, wives and sweethearts, but
the yonng South Carolinian sleeps lar
away from home and loved ones.
"A noble and gallant soldier from
first to last," said Captaiu Dewing.
Captain Dewing said that McGraw
enlisted in New Orleans in 18G1 and
was from Columbia, South Carolina.
Any relatives of McGraw can learn
all the particulars of his army iife and
death, by writing to Captain \V. T.
Dewing,- Sherveporf, La., who buried
him and can point out his grave.
To tiie Edjtou of the Gkeenille
Keics: In your issue of Saturday, the
3rd, my attention was called 10 an
account given of the death of J. B.
McGraw, from Columbia, S. C. Banyan
McGraw, as lie \vj?s cul'eJ, wa<
.mil np-ir Unroll
UKJL 11 , icaitu WUUVM^VV. . .. v.
church, in Fairfield, about twelve
miles South-west from Wiiinsboro.
He was the only son of the ilev.
Marshall McGraw, of hard-slu-M Baptist
persuasion, and was educated by
Jeremiah McCarthy, a nuied country
school teacher in that day and time.
I have no doubt but tint he can be
ivtwinbered by Capt. Haynt; McMetkin
Washington Mason, Ruhr. Jennings and
others, who were his school mate.".
Many >cars ago, the writer of this,
lefr .?-ch ???i and went with him to
l?;i na Vista, Chickasaw county, Misj-i?^ipp?.
He ?vas at that time ptincipal
of an ae ulcmv, at which were educated
some of tho leading men of Missisj-ipppi
today. Judge Thomas 13uchr
atitian, Col. A. J. Puiiiim and others
wete ammg his pupils.
Several years of my early life were
spent wit!; him. and I hare never met
a more kind, gentle or noble spirit
than his. i did not know what had
become of him, until I saw the published
account of his death; and it is a
satisfaction to hi* friends to learn of
his gallant life and death.
Captain Kennedy says that this com
tnanUing officer reiers 10 nis memory
even to this day with tears.?Orcenvile
S. II. Clifford, ?w Cassel, Wis., was
troubled with Neuralgia and Rlieumatism
his Stomach was disordered, his Liver was
affected to an alarming degree, appetite
fell away, and he was terribly reduced in
flesh and strength. Three bottles of Electric
Bitters cured him.
Edward Shepherd, Ilarrisbug, 111., had a
running sore on his leg of eight years'
standing. Used three bottles of Electric
Bitters and seven boxes of Bucklen's Arnica
Salve, and his leg is sound and well.
John Speaker Catawba, 0., had five large
Fever sores on his leg, doctors said he
was incurable. One bottle Electric Bitters
and one box Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured
him entirely. Soul by McMaster k Co. *
HADE OF TIIE STUFF THAT BRINGS
Messrs. F. l!'' ?; T read with interest
ihe account ui' J. 13. McGraw taken
from the Greenviile Xcies. By those
acquainted with the McGraw family,
no surprise will be expressed at the
j maguiticent career accemplished by
this noble sjh of Fairfield, it is jiut
such a? wouid be expectc-!. "O'dNed
! McGraw, t'ic original ancest'i- of the
! laraiiv in this county, was in ;7Gi a
j prominent member of flic band of
| <lR'g:iUt<>iv' which Ramsey sa\s was
i c?>ni[>o3c?i ot ti.e ,4best ami ino-t orderly
! inliabiia*i;^." In tl.i- band In* was
! conspicuous l??r <Mmrs?in?: ami v'gen>u?
j conduct in |??it"l *?" liown l???* e *<0 1111 jr
ami tlie oimr iuiq Miifs of ilie <U\ .
! and iai con^t q'H'Uot* * us ai res fd and
| sent in irons with the jjiraf grand
father et iliC writer .?!' this article to
i thvj British Governor in Cuarleston
where they were both imprisoned.
I have heard the older members of my
family speak of the old man's description
of McGraws demeanor upon this
occasion, how he chafed and reminded
him of a caged lion. Subsequently he
became a whig in the Revolution ana
was widely known a9 a most deliberate
and dangerous antagonist in battle,
; and as an inveterate and implacable
foe of Toryism in all i:s forms. He
lived at what is now known as the
Bund rick place on which is the new
qnarrv to which the Winusbore Granite
Company is now extending its railroad,
and to this day is pointed out '.he place
amongst the boulders where provisions
i were secreted for him whilst hiding out
from the Tories and British. This
was the grand father of John Butiyan
McGraw, hi* father was the late Rev.
Marshall McGraw who moved to
Kershaw County some years ago and
died at an exceedingly advanced age.
He was a man noted for his courage
I and general strength of character and
mind also, and as I remarked, no surprise
will be expressed when we read
of the exploits of the grand son and
SOU 01 sucn sires, mere are many uj
the descendants of this noble old man
still in the county, and 1 sincerely
hope that the perusal of thesj lines
will make them crect a suitable monument
over the humble mound, where
near the old homestead he sleeps, like
many others of our bravest best, "un!
wept, unhonored and unsung."
T. W. Woodward.
II. 'J. Taylor, Murfreesboro, Tenu.,
writes: I "have used the Japanese Pile
(Jire with great satisfaction and success.
Winnsboio Dru* Store. *
Arthur Carpenter, the fourteer.-yeai
old son of S. W. Carpenter, formerly
editor of the Gazette, of Elberton, Ga.,
. lefc home on Wednesday night, January
31st. last and went to Clinton, S. C.,
on the G., C. & N. road and has not
been heard of since. He is rather tall
and slim, has black hair and eyes,
wears a grey suit of clothes and grey
'' cap, and knee pants. Any information
' in icfcrcnce to him will be thankfully
received. Exchanges please copy.
S. W. Carpenter
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[q. D. WILLIFOI
A GREAT OF
TTTEttAVE BOUGHT THE STOl
VV MILLlNKliY of T. H. Ketchin
goods save from the fire into the store
We will sell all Winter Goods at NE
ftr tbe largest stock ?f
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couut any price that be named by
Goods that we will sell below cost,
fatnre, and will make it pay you to
corner by the Town Clock. THIS SA]
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BE SACRIFICED FOf
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DK. DAVID AJKES,
Office: No, 9 Washington Street, 3 Doors
West of Postoffioe.
|^"In Ridgeway. S. C., every Wedues- j
de the Best?
n tires and improvements, and
Denver, san Francisco.
:e a Tree Before
CETHE RISE AND FALL
SOODS BEEN SOLD
LOW. - .
very best goods, all fresh and
t that fact,
nice novelties that cannot be
ent in town. i
id I want your money. Take ^
OLD AT A
r for the lowest prices to be
yoods almost giveii away, now
this stock into money in the
it must be done.
quished. Study your own inmnang-Vi.
ID, - - Manager.'.
;k of dry goods, shoes and
& Co., and hare mored our stock of
occupied by this firm. ^
W YORK COST. We now hare by
IONS AM) SHOES^
arc determined (o sell. We will 4
competition. We have some Datnafl
We want your trade now and inV
trade with at. Come to see qs onfl
LE FOR CASH ONLY. M
DORS MlsT BE HOLD.
stock of Clothing for sale by
e and see.
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n J <m mt ^ j
Location "Within 200 Yards of
\ the College.
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from the c(^5f!ry who wish to go *o
the College in Winnsboro.
Correspond with %
MRS. W. J. ELLIOTT. I
SURVEYING DONE AND SOLICST
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