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SOME FACTS ABOUT A MUC]
TALKED OF INDIVIDUAL.
Author of Famous Question: "W
Hit Billy Patterson?" -His Will
Recently Discovered in Court
Records At Carnesville.
To iliose vho have ahvays hea
and wvondered and yet repeatile th
query, -Who hit Billy Patterson.,
and who have always desired to knc
the wfhy and wherefore of that myst
rious but certainly powerful llow, w
be interested to know that the will
"Billy" Patterson has been uneart
ed in the archives of the Frafal
county, Georgia court house. togeth
with certain surprising and intere
ing knowledge concerning "Billy.
The following from the pen of N!
Luther Roberts, editor of the Lavon
Times, which is published in Fran
lin county, is self explanatory, 1:
sides containing the desired inform
From the time when the memo
of man runneth not to the contra
this unanswered and dimly mysi
rious query has stalked the bread
of our land like some unquiet, acet
ing specter, seeking its revenge. V4
iimes have been written, tales ha
been spun and myths and legends i
numerable have sprung up arom
this parent stem. 'Its Tinehas'spre;
abroad. The belligerent Irishman, t
calculating Englishman, the phlegm
ic Du!ehman and mayhap the hung
Hottentot has pondered long ai
gravely over the surreptious swat, t'
echo of which, like that of the pati
otic musket at the opening of t
American revolution, was heard rom
the world. And, after all, the thoug:
ful genius who observed, "I doi
know who hit Billy, but it must ha
been a devil of a lick,'' has voiced t
sentiment of us all, even to this ye
"With a deep-seated desire to knc
something more of Billy Pattersc
and to see with our own eyes wht
ever of record there was of this
markable m~an, who expressed hii
self as dissatisfied when his da ugl:
er married the younger brother of t
great Napoleon, ivho brought powd
to the. Continental army when Was
ington, before Boston, had not enou
to fire a salute, and who after rovii
the seas unawed under the flags
four governments, came to Franki
conty-and got hit; 'we set forth
search of first hand knowledge.
"CAnd in all gravity 'tis a wonde
ful tale, even after being divested
the glamor of tradition. For the
jare those who claim the story of tl
hitting of Billy Patterson to be
haphazard origin. And it is equal
true that others with whom we tal
ed, as stouitly contended that ti
phrase had foundation in fact, at
declared that Billy Patterson w
struck while on a visit to his proper
in Franklin county, and offered a r
ward for his assailant.
".Through the kindness of Mr. A.
eal, who, by the way, knows the r
ords of Franklin county as well
any man in it, we were shown t]
will of William patterson. as it is r
orded in all its quaintness of cor
position and orthography. It is doub
less one of the most remarkable do
ments ever recorded in the state.
possesses exceeding historical ar
literary value. Contrary to an o
and cherished tradition there is r
record in will of a fund hiavin,z be(
left in trust for the solution of tP
question of who hit Billy Pat tersol
but there is much to repay the read<
for the time spent in perusing it.
In l'iS3, at a meeting in A ugust;
the Creek ~Iudians ceded to Georgi
onsiderable territory north of Wilk<
ounty, and when the legislature m<
n-1784, from the lately acquired te:
if~oy was ereated the county <
Franklin. The land court awarde
grants to more than four thousan
racts of land in this and Washingtc
ounties. These warrants were in moi
instances given for service to the stai
durnm the revolution. and ranged i
ize fi'rom two hundred and fifty 1
ive hundred acres. .It was some e
this land thait fll~ into11 the hiandis<
ie i.a:rlant peinee. 1Billy Pa tters'
>f Baltimore d( Phijjladelpia~. It n
ocated a round the camp )rounif(
what is now Hart county .andi
Fr.a.kln conty ne nd north of ti:
ihrivin little eitv of Royston. The
ttraci around t he lattweel camp
r-1mnd he bequeathed to his nephew.
a1d it is a fact that the spring that
hirlislies the cam) pg'roulld with water
",as at the time the source of water
sipply of Ben Patterson. a man of
shiftless habits. but kin by marriage
to the roval falilv of, France. Billy
i 'at cso s stor-Y is linked with the
)r(sCn O'elleration. Secretarv of the
navy. >(naparte. is a direct deseen
daIt of Billy Patterson. throuth. the
m rIiage of his daughiter Elizabeth to
.erome Bonaparte. This marriage
.;was annulled by Napoleon the Great.
for political reasons, and -Jerome was
forced later to marry Catharine,
ldaughter of King Frederick I. His
t irst wife in the meantime beinog in
England. He left one son in
America. -Jerome Napoleon, from
whon is deseended the secretary of
pen Patterson, the nephew men
r tioned above, known in Hart county
ia as Long Ben Patterson.'' sold his
k land and squandered the money, and
e- tinally died. within the mehnory of
a- men now living. in Hart county pau
ry An Augustan who read the above
ry article had the temerity to write Mr.
;e- Roberts expressing his doubts as to
th the truthfulness of the facts of the
s- story. and suggesting that "Billy"
>- may have been another Patterson
ve other than the "William' of Frank
n- iin county.
In reply, the following was received
from Mr. Roberts:
- William Patterson was the only
orioinal. all-wool. simon-pure. "Billy'
who on one occasion was hit. He is
the only genuine-beware of imita
tions. Another "William.'' which will
,ie probably lead some astray, was only
,d his company name. He was known
as "Bill'' to his tenants and dock
t hands, and as "Billy'' to us of the
e present generation and since the
e doughty days of the flintlock and the
rhoopskirt, Franklin county has been
known and designated as "the land
of Billy Patterson''-the "'Billy''
whio was hit such a devil of a lick.
t "Of course, there are others, and
e-have been since t.he first Patterson
n ope.ned his eyes upon the land of peat
t-hogs and shillelahs, but only one mil
Ce lionaire Baltimore merchant with
er landed estates in tile good old county
Lh- of Franklin, who was hit in a muster
>day brawl, and who had the business
1acumen to turn his inisfortune into
osuch an excellent advertisement. I
in venture to say that you might have
in battered the balance of the Patterson
tribe within an ich of his life with
r- out obtaining any such results.'
Wh4ther, a wvoman wants to trust a
deman depends not on how mueh he is
to be trusted, but on how much she
as Relating to Street Duty in the
ty Town of Newberry. South Caro
Be it ordained by the Mayor and
J. Aldermen of the Town of New
e- berry, South Carolina, in Council
i assembled. and by authority of the
eSectioni 1. That from and after
the passage of this ordinance all
tpersons between the ages of eigh
0teen and fifty years in the Town of
[t Newberry, S. C., are hereby re
d~ quired to perform six days labor
Aduring each y'ear upon the streets
0of tile said town under the direc
tion of the street overseer. or to
eC pay Three Dollars to the Clerk and:
,Treasurer of the Town Council of:
the- Town of Newberry each year in
lieu thereof, which shall be due and
-' payable oil or before the first day
a of April. Provided, thlat a receipt in
full of commutation tax shall be is
t sued to any person who shall pay
the same prior to the month of
6 April: Provided, however, that
d nothing. herein contained shall be
d so construed as to exempt any per
n son who shall become a resident of
It the Town of Newberry, at any time
e of any vyear. from performing the
n labor or p)aying the commutation
4 tax herein requiredI.
Section 2. A\ll persons violating
ihe pro~ visions of this ordlinance by
ilting U pe'Irf the said labor
or par the' said comfmutation tax inl
li eu thereof. shall. upon conviction
thereof, be fined not more than five.
dollars or be imprisoned for not
more than ten days or sentenced to
hard labor on the public works of
said Town Provided, that the pro
visions of this ordinance shall not
apply to persons holding a certifi
cate of physical disability from a
reputable licensed physician, said
certificate not to be over one year
old and any person presenting such
certificate shall make oath before
the said Clerk and Treasurer that
such disability prevents him from
making a livelihood at his usual
avocation: nor to ministers of the
gospel in actual charge of a congre
gation. teachers employed in the
public schools, school trustees, and
persons permanently disabled in
military service of the State, any
person who served in the late war
between the States, all persons ac
tually employed in the quarantine
service of the State, and members
of the Fire Department of the:
Town of Newberry; Provided,
however, that only twenty mem
bers of each company of the said
department shall be exempt under
the provisions of this section, and
it shall be the duty of the secretary
of each company to file with the
Clerk and Treasirer of said Coun
cil a list of all members of his com
pany on or before the first day of
January of each year.
Section 3. That all ordinances
or parts of ordinances, inconsistent
with this ordinance be, and the
same is hereby, repealed.
Done and ratified under the cor
porate seal of the Town of
(seal) .South Carolina, this the
third day of January, A. D.
- A. T. BROWN,
Eugene S. Werts,
City Clerk and Treasurer.
A PIANO OR ORGAN FOR YOU.
To the head of every family who is.
ambitious for the future and ed.ucation.
of his children, we have a Special Pro.
position to make.
No Article in the home shows the
evidence of culture that does a Piano or
Organ. No accomplishment gives as
much pleasure or is of as great value m
after life as the knowledge of music
and the ability to play well.
Our Small Payment Plan makes the
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payment each month or quarterly or.
semi annualiy and the instrument is
Write us to-day for Catalogues and
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Does not only agly to stylish~
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Shave and an up-to-date Hair
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Tousorial Parlor. First-class1
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BUE RIDGE ALlROAD.
Time Table No. 5.
In Effect November 29, 1905.
Between Belton and Walhalla.
No. o No 1 No.?n No. 5
P. M. A. M ARx. LY- - M. A. M
335 10 25-.-.. Betoa..... 3 50 104!
3Z :o co. .A nderson ... 422 r t04j
q 25... Pendeton... 4 4 ii x~
.f 5 15 U Sr~
... ;.. ......... '-eneca .(.-t 531 10co
..........Wh11a ... 5 1 21:
J. R. ANDERSON. Supt
(Schedule in Effect A pril 16,190,.)
.No. 52. Daily.
Lv. Newberry. ............1236 p. m.
Ar. Laurens ...........-- 150 p-.m
No. 2. Daily.
Lv. Laurefrs....... .--I 50 p.m
Ar. Greenwood........--. 2.46 p. Z
Ar. Augusta.............' 5.20 p. m.
Ar. Anderson ... ... -...-..- 7.10 p). m.
NO. 42. Daily.
Lv. Augusta................-- .- . - 2.35 p. m.
Ar. Alendale....... . ....------------- 4 30 p. mn.
A r. Fairfax.. .... .......-------------... . 4.1 p. nm.
Ar. Charleston...... .. ... . ....--.- .----- 7.40 p. m'
r. Beaufrt. ......... ..... ......----- . --- .30 p. mn
r. I ert Re y........... .-..-.-..-. .4 p. m
Ar. Savannah......-..---.-.----------.... ...p. i
Ar. Waycross. ...........---------- 12 . m!.
Ar. Jacksonville.. .... ------. -------.- .
No. . D)a:y.
Daily. F.x. un
Lv. ILaurens......... ..----- 209 P- fl- '-00 a.m
A.. r- -r %k...... 32 . m. 1o 2oa, m
Fifteen ilundred Ba
Every 'Barrel C
Charleston and Westi
Lv. Laure.s7................... .
Lv. Augusta.................... .
Ar. Savannah................... .
Ar. Waycross................... .
Ar. Jacksonville ..................
Through Pullman Car Service betwe
Close connections made at Jackson vil
Round trip winter tourist excursion t
C. H. GASQUE,
Agent, Laurens, S. C.
ERNEST WILLIAS, Gen. Pa
Al -LINE - 1
NORTN - SOUTH -
Two Daily Pullman Vestibi
Between sOUTH and
The Best Rates and Route
Via Richmond and Wa
Norfolk and Steamers.
N ashville, Memphis,
) Louis, Chicago, New 4
Points South and Southwest
and Jacksonville and all:
PossrnIvEL.y THE SHORTES
WFor detailed information, rs
man reservations, etc., appiy to
board Air Line Railway, or Jos.
Passenger Agent, Columbia, S.
C. F. STEWART, Asst.
W. L BUR0ROGS. Tray. Pai
rrels of That
mk.t,* .a $5.25.
, S. C.
amn Carolina *y.
......... 1:50 P-M..
..................2:50 A. M
............... 6:05 '
.............. 8:40 '
m Augusta and Jacksonvihe.
le for all points South.
ickets to Florida resorts' now
GEO. T. BRYAN,
Gen. Agt., Greenville, S. C.
as. Agt., Augusta, Ga.
EAST -~ WEST.
ied Limited Trains
I CAR SERVICE.
o all Eastern Cities
shington, or via
rleans, and All
points in Florida
r .INE BETWEEN
tes, schedules, Pull
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