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'VOL. XXIV -. MANNI-N.G, S. C. WEDN ESDAY, OCTOBER13199O8
A PEN PICTURE
Wy Celud S"sa OfThe r.
Im se oebIew
no BECAE GOVERNORS
R. Pieasant Stovall Gives Early
Memories of Miles B. McSweeney,
Ben R. Tllmzan and John Gary
Evans. All Three of Wom Wer"
Elected Governors of S. Carolina.
CoL Pleasant A. Stovall. editor of
the Savannah Press, used to work on
the Au gusta Chronicle. At that time
three young men from South Caro
lina had the habit of dropping into
the Chronicle office now and then to
see the reporters. CoL Stovall has
been letting his memory dwell on
those days recently and the result
Is ,the following editorial in The
About twenty years ago. in The
Chronicle offce in Augusta. somwe
Interesting pedple used to come up
at night and chat with the editors.
Many of these visitors were from
across the river. for Augusta is very
largelr made up of South Carolm
lans. -and In the course of a day
about half of the visitors are froar
One of these men was a short.
thick set, lorid boy. with light. sandy
or reddish hair. He had gray eyes
and wore a large mustache. If we
remember aright his hair was curly.
He was a nodest, quiet newspaper
'man,. who published the Hampton
Guardian. Most of these neighbor
lng papers ItTed by securing aaver
tisements from Augusta, and M. B.
MeSweeney-had good patronage in
that city. He was a practical printer.
in fact. had begun his career as -a
newsboy. His paper was always well
set up and neatly printed. He was
a stickler for having a clean. bright
print. and his was. one of the best
of the country weeklies which came
to the ofce. Every time McSweeney
went to town, which he did about
once a week. he received a notice in
the personal column something like
.Xr. M. B. McSweeney. the pro
gressive editor of the Hampton Suar
dian. Is in the city. The Guardian
has a large circulation In the new
county. and those who patronize tbe
advertising columns of The Guar
glan fnd It a good Investment."
-Mac- was really a warm heart
ed. attractive boy, and the newspa
per craft was very fond of him. He
probably had a little -farm, owned
a horse and buggy and enjoyed life
In' the quiet. simple way of country
editor-which, by the way. Is about
the most satisfactory way that a
man could live.
Another visitor to the Chronicle
oflice fbr whom the boys had a great
liking was young John Gary Evans.
He came over from Edgsnleld to read
law in bis uncle's offce. John had
not begun to take life seriously. He
. as tall, slender, rather frail-look
fng- had small dark eyes, with a very
fine brow. He was popular with
everybody. He was essentially a
favorite in society. - He possessed
a fine. delicate tenor voice. and even
in conversation his tones were. rath
er high and' piping. After ll'tng
in Augusta a few years he came up
to the Chronicle~ one night and told
themn to announce that he was going
to move to Alken and open a law
offce. There was a perfect howl of
protest. The crowd did not want
him -~to leave Augusta. they told
him that the man who left Gleor
gia- left God's country. and tiat the
move tW Alken -was to bury him
self and to give up all thought of a
career in the law. However. John
Gary had thought .It over, and next
morning the Chronicle cgntained a
personal- Item something 'like this'
"Mr. John Gary Evans, our pop
ular and talented young townsman.
who has been reading law in the
city for the pest two years. has de
cided to return to his nativ.e State of
Shth Carolina. Mr. Evans will hang
outbjs shingle In 'Aihezn. and we
bespeak for him the confidence of the
people in his new home.'
John Gary Evans was the youngt
est solon of the house of Gary. His
uncle. General Mart W. Gary. had
been a power In Edgefleld during the
early days of Democracy, but for
some reason he did not train with
the political school of Hampton.
Butler. Hagood. Richardson and oth
e-.The other uncle. Major WIl
liam T. Gary. had moved to Au
gusta just after the war, and wats
practicing law. He was later judge
of the Augusta circuit, was a mem
ber of the legislature from Rich
mnd county. 'and was appointed
United States district attorney by
President Cleveland. He also haid
a good practice in South Carolina.
and It was probably by his advice
that the young nephew returned to
Very frequently a plain farm':
from Edgefleld used to come to thi
Chronicle offie.. He lived at "Rop
ers." South Carolina. which was .
postoffce in Edgefeld couhty. ReacNt
lg the city he would elimb the
hgh steps principally to see the Hon
Patrick Walsh. -who was the edito1
and publisher . of the Chronicle
His name was Ben Tillman. and noi
ad then he wou'ld write a commu
nication to the ('ionicle stress'i'n
the rights and recounting th
wrongs of the -Southern farm":
Th'se article were always well writ
ten. -The man did not seem to b<
cultifated in his manner. He ha<
but one eye and his hair was rarel:
well brushed. But he evideutly hat
rad a great deal and there "s lor
ef eic, a egiaurvY "' hisecea
Generally he signed -rarmer" to
his articles. They mainly related to
South Carolina matters. Next. Cap
tain Francis W. Dawson. the edi
tor of the Charleston News and
Courier. became attracted by these
articles and wrote Ben Tilhoan. ask
ing him to publish them in the News
and Courier. He wrote sometimes
for that paper. but was not entirely
weaned away from the Chronicle.
which was realiy his home paper.
His brother. George D. Tillman. was
member of congress from that dis
trict. He was one of the b:-ainest
and most original men who ever rep
resented South Carolina in Washing
ton. Ben Tillman was a free lance.
but his articles set people to think
lng. Finally he got the farmers stir
red up. They organized a farmers'
movement and pretty soon Tillman
became a political factor in South
Carolina. His first appearance in
a conventen was in Columbia in
1886. when John Peter Ric.%rdson
was nominated governor. He wzn a
delegate from Edgedeld and favored
the nomination of ex-Governor Shep
pard. who was from the same coun
Who was Ben Tillman? The peo
ple of Augvsta began to talk about
him. His cor.ton factors said that
he was a good farmer, but that his
wife was' a better farmer. He was
a stickler for paying his debts. He
was not a large planter, but his credit
was good on cotton row. When he
used to come to the Chronicle offlce
at night he Invariably brought a pret
ty .ar of fresh butter or a little
basket of fruit for his friend. Pat
Walsh. This shows that Ben not
only raised cotton, but that he made
his own supplies. He had a fne
rchard. a good dairy; many peo
ple said that the management of his
wife secured these things. At any
rate, he lived at home, and he lived
well. Now and then the locak col
uans of the Chronicle would print an
article like this:
"Our opular friend, Captain Ben
amin R. Tillman. -of Roper's, has
left upon our table some fne fruit
and frt'b eggs. just from his Bour
ishing little Carolina farm. Come
gain. Captain. the latch string al
ways hangs on the outside."
Who was Ben Tillman? Well, he
wzs captain of the cavalry company.
or the red shirt tellows over in
Edgefeld. When Governor John B.
wordon. with General Wade Hamp
ton, was Invited to Augusta to open
the ;aIr. Ben Tillman brought his
company over from Edgefield to turn
out in the parade. The Chronicle
boys remember that during the ex
ercses the Edgeffeld troopers were
banked over in an old field and the
son became very hot at midday.
They remember Ben Tillman's dash
ing across the feld on horseback to
ask the commander if he might move
his troopers in the shade, as the
men and horses had ridden across
the river from Edgefield that morn
ng and needed water badly.
Now you have the three person
ges who used to come to the Chron
cle office at least once a week and
elieve the long vigil of the boys at
ight by talkin'g polt'.s- gossiping
about pe-sons and things-discussi
the grandeur that was Greece and
the glory that was Rome.'' Sen
Tilman was remarkably well read;
ohn Gary Evans was classic and
elicate and McSweeney was a very
quiet man who talked but little.
but was looked upon as a good
friend and a deserving fellow. 1 do
not recall that these men ever met
t that time. They may -have and
hey may not have done so. If they
did I don't remember that ,they Im
pressed each other. Their lives mov
d in entirely different spheres.
heir ages and professions sent them
far apart. Well, time changes and
in the great cruc~ible of politics these
:en after a while got together.
Ben Tillman continued to write hi4
irticles. His faction became a ma
jority party. I well remember the
night he was elected governor. He
came over to the Chronicle office as
usual and sat by the desk of the
news editor. The Chronicle receivedI
specials from all parts of the State
and Ben Tillman read, but from the
?elegraph ticker, the news of his
triumph. Pretty soon the offce was
flled with Edgefid people and Car
olinians generally, congratulating.
-'Captain Tillman." or "Governor
Tilman." which should it be?.
"Boys, call me Ben." said the lead
er, and it was generally that way.
nyhow. I don't recall that John
Gary Evans or McSweeney came in
hat night.L If' they were in town
'hey did. I remember that some
oy wanted to set up ciampagne
over Tillman'eection. bL he re
!used It. saying that he didn't like
it-never drank it, and that as for
a raw oyster. he couldn't touch one.
Well. John Gary Evans plodded
along in Aiken. The Gary-s all join
ed the Tillman movement, and first.
thing we knew little John Gary had
been elected to the senate-the same
pale-faced, delicate little chap who
used to sing tenor and make his re
markable speeches in the justice;
c'ourt. Then. after Ben Tillman, he.
was nominated and elected governor.
by the farmers. The rest is known.
He became president of the consti
tutional convention which put dis
pensary. negro disfranchisement and
non-divorce in the organic law of
South Carolina. His career was
meteoric. No one in Augusta dream
ed of it. But Ben Tillman went to
1the U'nited States senate and John
Gary went to the executive offce
But truth is stranger than fiction.
-In snmie way McSweeney-qluis,
plodding, popular -had broken into
the legislature. H". too, was a Till
man man. Finally he went to the
senate. and then became lieutenant
Igove'nor. During his term of oilce.
a: seco'd in cominad. Gorernzs E2
er died and McSwe:ner a-uaU:
IN GOOD SHAPE
ACng to F es Given Ot Soutl
Carolina is Prospering
MAN NEW REPdSES
Seventeen Million Dollars Put Tnto
Various Business Ventures Since
First of Yea-What Each County
Has Done Along the New Indu%.
A Columbia dispatch to The
News and Courter says seventeen
million dollars is a big amount of
money. yet that much has been put
into various kinds of business en
terprises in South Carolina since
the first of the year. according to a
statement issued a few days ago by
Secretary of State McCown. The
statement shows that charters have!
been granted to several hundred con
cerns. induding mercantile houses.
banks., cotton mills, trust companies.
water and light companies, real es
tate companies. building and loan as
sociations and similar industries t6
the am6unt o foyer $9.000.000. The
net increase of companies already
chartered amounted to $8,209,000.
Mr. McCown has already collected.
to the first of October. $16,000.25
in charter fees, against, to the same
date last year. $12,055.10.
Several concerns were given the
right to change their name.
As will be seen from the list of
rounties. Charleston and Marion lead
n the amount of capital invested.
91.156.900 and $1.285.000. respect
ively. The least amount invested in
L chartered compary was in Saluda
:ounty. whkh was only $5,000.
Greenville is third in the list, with
$897.000. Laurens comes forth.
with $565,000. and Richland fifth,
The most of the $262.000 invested
n chartered companies I George
.own was in real estate companies,
here having been at least four char
:ered within the past month. Col
eton was very small, with only $8.
In the Pee Dee section of the
tate there were several water and
Ilbt companies chartered with large
The 'following statement taken
rom the rdcords in the office of the
ecretary of State shows the amount
f capital invested in the different 1
,ountes of the State during the pres
-nt year. Charters were granted to
-ompanies In the following amountA 4
n the different counties of the
Aiken .. .. .. .... 90.000
Anderson .. .. .. . .33.000
Berkeley......... .. 51.425
Calhoun ...........2; 0)o -
Charleston .. .....15.
Cherokee .. .. .. ...255 500
Chester ......... '95
Chesterfield .. .. .. 10.
Clarendon .. .........4S-00
Colleton .. .... .4'
Darlington.... .. . . . 12.00
Dorchester. .. .. ....60.ti00
Edgefield....... .. .. 227.M-0~(
Greenville. .. .. ...897.000
Greenwood .. .. ....137000
Hampton... .. .....32.000
Horry.......... . 3.0
Kershaw .. ..... . 14.'0 0
Lacaster . . ...-...- 7.O
Lexngton .. ....
Marlboro ... . ..-...- - 0
Newherry . ..--. .
Orangeburg. .. ...
Saluda... .. .. .-..
Spartan burg . . . . ....
Sumter .... . . ...- ~ ,
Williamsburg .. .. 00
)i..orC~ ofDynait 4Ca.45di
At Anpoli. Md. 1.hi9 col0fo
:l' hetin an poer 1lan.a0t!0
Navl aadey ws bin63.ajad0 I
pouns ofdynaite as1ds.ov*"l
Hadihecarride ben4hro .3ude0
a bolertberesltig 5.00 'i
p~oabi ':v~ ausd 2aconi.700l
.isc'o e cfDnt artridge ogt ~
isSlevdt ave Tobe.etrl
cita Itapois Md., wle tha itor-i
ed foramting thd oer pand fatth.
tova acaIdem was eokg un:ade1.
ines h cartridge-in wabou e two*~
at the cavalridemy thraou'e
abier twsae therrse epowio wo.
pobbt have wasled withnsd- I
no aeaeo eleriden amon h cae
ibelived todaily ben ontiey perc
uled evory otheningfo the atg
toexpe wants oee by the Ciaosre
at the governo fcademy arro.
hei aus foated thre o-f no
douttheratthsed wuith ndyna
Benaislii s inWarabr.rc
An suceae fl iln lperan:thae.
kalnd eeryi~mf othe deator and lest
Thisr makiont for as mh of the
and successfu in hiks law~ prsatce
CONSTANTINOPLE LOVE AF
RAIRS END IN TRAGEDY.
Armenian Girl Goes to Mu.wulman 4
and Her Compatriots Threaten to
Lynch Her Lover.
A dispatch from Constantinople
says some tragic love affairs among I
Moslems have been reported of late.
Gen. liabil Pasha unexpectedly en- c
ter-d the room of his daughter
Mediba and was surprised to find
her in company with Capt. Meh
medali. a former aide-de-camp of
Abdul Hamid. The general instant
lv drew a revolver and tired at Capt. r
Mehmedail. who died a few hours c
In the Bechiktash quarter of the
city a Mussulman named Ismail car- f
ried off a young Armenian girl called 0
Siranushe. the daughter of a banker. s
The parents followed to claim their
daughter, who, however. stated that i
she wished to remain with Ismail. a
The Armenians of me district 0
rhreatened to lynch the girl, and c
the Moslems made ready to defend c
hbe two lovers. At this point the
police Intervened to prevent blood- s
shed. and arrested both Ismail and V
iranushe. The latter was given S
ver to the care of an old Mosiem- d
as she expressed her wish to be con- t]
verted to Islamism. - t]
A third case is that of Lieut- t
kiehmed Aga. He had two wives, a
Hiusna and Fatma, ,who, during the CA
imprisonment of their husband for t
a trifling offence, were said to have 4
taken advantage of his absence to d
t4mit other men into the house. u
rhe neighbors of the two women G
had often to complain of the scan- tj
Jal. and the lieutenant's wives were tj
.wice arrested as a consequence. ir
Hearing of what had taken place, ,
Wehmed Aga. on his discharge from b
rison. decided to avenge himself.
le went back to his house. then
nhabited by his wife Husna, and N
aturated different rooms with pe- h
roleum, afterward setting ire to t]
he place. Mehmed Aga's awn house
tnd the houses on either side were
,urned to the ground, together with y
lusna and another woman, named a
JLLS HIS WIFE.
ounds Another Woman. Then Takes
His Own Life. R
At Indianapolis. Ind.. Albert Car- b<
ahan. 53 years old, shot and killed C
is wife. fatally wounding Mrs. Ida -
alvin and then killed himself- F
arnahan had been separated from R
is wife for. five weeks. Apparently A
e had become Insane.
Mrs. Carnahan filed suit for di
orse from her husband a . month
go. He persisted in calling on her L
nd she obtained fcom the court an
~rder restraining him. Monday night
rhile she was in bed ill. attended
yV several women. Carnahan enter-a
d the room and drew two revol- s
His wife sprang from the bed and b
~he and the other women fied from h
he room. Carnahan opened fire
nd shot his wife four umes. he
hen ran to the front porch and 0
hot at the othr women. He miss-j
d all but one. Miss Galvin, who re
eived a bullet in the abdomen.
Carnahan returned to his wife'.
~ed room an?. shot himself in the
ead. He f6' across his wife's boxx) tI
nd died im'.nediately. c
KILLED IN OIL MLL.
bian Beaten to Death Between Floor s
A Spartanburg dispatch to The
~tae says Edward Hammett, aged
.5 years. was killed at the Greer oil
nill Monday afternoon about '.1
'clock. His death was a horrib'e
ne. Hie was caught up in a b.-lt
nd beaten to death between the
boor and the ceiling. His legs were
orn off, his arms broken and his a
ted crushed. Mr. H!ammett was a
rative of Greer. His wife is serious
y ill and has been so for some time.
t could not be learned just how Mr.
E-immett became entangled in the
elt. but it is supposed that he musb
ave been oiling up the machinery.
DOGS FID INCEND)IARY.
Cegro Arrested Charged With Burn
in Farmer's *ouse.
A dispatch from StatesborO. Ga..
mys tracked from the burning home
of Medi'jh TiendsBcks, a wealthy
armer of that county. Jack Mesca:.;
negro. was caught by bloodhounds
a fe~w days ago and is locked Up.
-harged with arson. The home and
stables of Hendricks were burned.
The fire began at 3 o'clock Wednes
day morning, the family being arous-I
ed just in time to stagger to safety
through the smoke and flames. The
bloodhounds were put on the trais
at the bouse and followed without
losing the trail to Mercer's houre.
A <;uantity of corn, the barn, stables
and residence. all were burned.
Little Boy Killed.
David Haulbrook, a boy of 6 years.
was killed a few days ago at his
father's home. near Waihalla. u'
was shot in the breast and diedin
stantly. No one was present. but
a brother. acsed 8. heard the report
of a gun. Reports are meagre and
details cannot be had. It is no
nwn whether it was accidental
kiling or homicide.
A Pensacola. Fla.. dispatch says
al hope for the tishing schooner
Francis H.. manned by a crew of
eight. has been abandoned by the
owners, who belIeve that the vessel
'xit all~a~d we~ do~~ th
THE SEMIOLE CASE
TOCKHOLDERS OF THE CAROL
NA AGENCY CXMPANY SUE.
;arlington Alleged to Have Dissipa
ed $47.500 of Agency's Assets, B4
sides Changing $75,000 of Stocl
A dispatch from Columbia say
njunction proceedings by the receiN
rs and attorneys for the Seminol
iecurities Company against the ol
icers and directors of the Carolin
Lgency Company stirs up anothe
ensation from the Seminole-Care
Ine Agency Company muddle.
The order from Judge Memminge
equires the defendants to shos
ause on Monday why the receive
hould not be appointed and in th
eantime all persons are restraine
rom further dissipating the asset
r proceeding any further with th
uits against the agency company
The complaint alleges that Johi
Garlington while treasurer of th,
gency company. dissipated $47,50
f the agency's assets in addition t
hanging his $75.000 block of agen
y stock, which had not become le
ally his. for $75.000 of Seminol
ock, the defendants. W. A. Clark
'iiie Jones and T. S. Bryan. Bein
eminole as well as Carolina agenc:
irectors: that the only business o
2e Carolina Agency Company wa
2e general agency of the Rome Mu
ial Insurance Company and wa
iped out by the Rome Mutual can
!lUng this agency contract and tha
ie agency company now has no In
>me, and is dissipating the few hun
red dollars It has left in its treas
ry in attorney fees in a suit agains
arlington for $25,000, a suit agains1
e Rome Mutual and a cause of ao
on against its own officers for fail
g to require a bond of Garlingtot
hile he was treasurer as stipulated
F the by-laws; that the agency com
ny's offices have been closed and
t books and assets transferred tc
r. W. A. Clark. who will probabl3
old the company responsible foz
e services he is now rendering.
Paragraph II of the complaint say
tat "the defendants, W. A. Clark
ilie Jones and T. S. Bryan. owt
id control a majority of the stoci
the said corporation and are them
ves the wrongdoers as hereinbe
re and hereinafter alleged.
The title of the proceedings Is .
. Chisolm, W. C. Fairey. Tolsom
ickenbaker. D. W. Haigler and A
. Watson. as Carolina agency stock.
ylders. against the Carolina Agency
ampany: W. A. Clark. Wilie Jones,
. S. Bryan. John Y. Garlington. J.
uller Lyon. George S. Legare. Johr
. Black. Willie Stackhouse and T
WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
et Note That Her Home Was in
Hell, Body in Creek.
A Spartanburg special to The News
id Courier relates the details of a
range suicide. "My home is in hell
id my body will be found in the
ttom of the creek.'' is the way a
te read. which war pasted on ::
lse. which was found on the bank
Lawson's Fork. near White's
ill. The name si.;ned to the note
as Eula Foster. Near the valise
as an umbrella.. The find was made
Stwo carpenters, who were recov
ing the gin house of Mr. White,
sing a young white woman walk
irough the woods towards the
eek. they made an investigation
ad discovered the valise hlanging
2 the limb of a tree with the note
sted on the outside. The deputy
ieriff and others visited the scene
id made a search, but the body hat
>t been found.
QUEER CASE LN LEXiNGTON.
rug Company Sued for Wrong
A dispatch from Lexington say!
case without precedent in that
>unty. and with but few, if any. It
ze State has recently been filed it
ie office of the clerk of court.
.is a suit for $10.000 damages in
tuted 'W Louis Ernest Span., Jr.
y his g-..:--dan ad litem. L. Ernes
pann, against the Crosson Drui
>mpany of Leesv'ille, for the allegee
rong labeling of a bottle of medi
ne purchased by Mr. Spann for his
tild. an infant of two months. 11
alleged that the parents gave th'
ledicine to the child, believing it tc
e one certain kind of drug. whei
ireality it was not what it wa.
Leled on the bottl-'. and that the
iedicine made the child ill.
One passenger was kille'd outrigh
nd thirty-five persons were injured
aur probably fatally. In a collisio:
etween a special, taking home sever
1 hundred excursionists who ha<
>een attending the State lair ii
prngfie'ld. Ill., and .a regular pas
ege r'train on the Illinois Centra
t Parnel!. Il!.
At Saginaw. Mich.. George Hen
y Rambo. seventeen months old
stidentally hanged himself whil
>laying in a swing at a neighbor'
lome. The little fellow had toddle
ser to play with the neighborin;
hbpherd children. When his moth
rcame for him she and Mrs. Sher
rd found the child dead. tangle
n the ropes of the swing.
Attend. Her Firs.t ('ircus.
It was Molly's firs? circus, an
be enjoyed it. but was v'ery tire
r hedtime. When she was almos
sloop he'r mothbor said. "What pat
f the circus did you like the bes
bIoty?" "Oh. I don't know, hardly.
he raid. "It was all the best. bt
Inpressive Hercises ed on a Historic
OF KING'S MOUNTAIN
Governors and Members of Congress
of South and North Carolina. With
Many Other Prominent Men From I
r the Two States. Take Part in Cer
emonies Attending Dedication. a
r A special from King's Mountain. 1
N. C.. to The News and Courier. a
r says upon that historic battlefield C
men lived again Thursday the strug
s gle for American liberty. North andI
i South Carolina vied with each other 0
to do honor to the memory of the S
heroes ot that decisive eng=geent t
of the Revoltt-ion. Within sight of
>he graves of those who perished
,or their country, their descendants 1
recited the story of deeds of days
gone by. They told of the bloody 9
battles of the war with the mother '
country, of the privation of the s
soldiers. of the final success of lib- 2
erty and America-s freedom. In that g
mighty conflict King's Mountain play- d
ed an important part-the "turning 2
point of the war," the spot so sacred
to sturdy mountaineers Is rightly d
called. Ferguson was routed here- C
the brave British warrior lost his 0
life here-and the fortune of war 0
To commemorat., the brave deeds 0
of the American soc4ers on thbs bat- V
tiefield. the United States has given 1'
a monument. This monument was a
dedicated at King's Mountain Thurs- d
day. On the very spot of ground P
where Ferguson was routed, the peo- b
ple of the two Carolinas joiced in H
paying .tribute to those who fell for tl
the cause of liberty. On the sacred It
soil consecrated by the blood of X
these men of the Revolution the sc
honor due them was given.
It was a great occasion for the V
country-side. From early morning a
people came from the neighboring tc
towns, and from the farms wagons, Sl
buggies and every form of vehicle e
conveyed the crowda to the moun- tl
tain. On the side of the hills and
for quite a distance around groups A
were gathered as if at a picnic. The ff
trains brought hundreds. and in their W
enthusiasm of the occasion many did it
not hesitate to walk for miles to. 61
reach the battle ground. The crowd g
that packed and surrounded the P
stands and was stretched in every di
direction the country around could b
hardly be estimated. Many of those fm
who c:me could n,.t get within tho w
sound of the voices of the speakers. b:
tight thouf.nd people were probably h,
i2 the :"-mediate neighborhood.
A d~sstinguished gathering packed
the stands provided for the occasion.
Governor Martin P. Ansel presided D
gracefully over the. exercises. The
Governor of South Carolina, by his
pleasing and happy manner, won the
hearts of the audience. On the
stand with the Governor were seated ki
Governor W. W. Kitchen, of North C
Carolina; Senator Lee S. Overman O
and Congressman R. N. Page. of the
same State: Senator Smith and Con
gressman Finley, of this State: Dr.
H. N. Snyder and Dr. S. C. Mitchell,
presidents of Wofford and the Uni- D
versity. respectively, the ladies ofa
the Daughters of the American Rev
olution: Gen. Julian S. Carr, of North 0
Carolina. and many other distin- 0
On the stands and Immediately
surrounding the main stage were the s
ladies of the Daughters of the Con- a
federacy and visitors who were given bi
cards to enter. There has rarely. 0
If ever, been seen In South Carolina '
such a large assembly of beautiful h
women and young girls, and woman fl
got her share of tribute. It Is to, t'
woman tnaat the State Is responsible E
for the preserving of true facts of a
history. Woman has made possibb~
all the beautiful monuments to war a:
heroes. th~e Daughters of the Amnert- 0
can RevolutIon were untiring in thei" b;
efforts to get a monument at King's a
Mountain, and finally succeeded. 3
The battle heroes will never be for- P
got as long as the women live to ~
commemorate their deeds of valor. P
''God bless the women" was the sen-j3
timent in men's hearts at this un- I.
veiling, as always. Iii
As a fitting feature of the cele-1 f
bration the soldiery of this State and
of North Carolina were represented.
Col. Lewis. commanded the provis
ional regiment from this State, com
posed of the following companies:I
Greenville. Cornwell. Rock Hill, Co
lumbia. Camde'n. Fort Mill and Spar-I
tanburg. The North Carolina com
pany was from D~allas. Governor
Kitchin's staff was present as fol- d
lows: Adjt. Gen. J. F. Armfleld- d
Lieut. Col. W. W. Pierce. Col. C. B.
-Armstrong. Personal Aide Col. H.
Slontague. Major A. A. Hicks, Col.
T. R. Robertson
The battle of King's Mountain
was fought in sham conflict by the.
troops. Those manoeuvr'es were un
der Gen. Boyd's supervision.
j.The soldier boys are encamped on
-the mountain's side, and right royalt
was their entertainment to their:
friends. Beautiful weather marked
the joyful occasion. Not a cloud
obscured the sun's rays. Everythin
was carried out according to the pro
gram arranged for the occasion. The
educational value of the gathering
cannot be stressed sufficiently. The
facts of history were made known:t
to~ the younger generations. School!l
Schildren came from Spartanburg and '
t young collegians from the same cIty. 1
t The neighborhood was out in fullt
.force and the descendants of thoseE
who fought for the U~nion that wasa
t to be born of that great conflict.t
e Altogether the occasion was on.e to
lappens but once in a lifetime." said
C'ol Asbury Coward, of Orange
yarg. called the meeting to order.
apressing a few well chosen senti
nents as to the nature of the oc
ason and the historic signinicance
>f the event about to be celebrated.
1ecounting the historical shafts
-rected to the memory of heroic
leeds. Col. Coward referred to the
4oquent addresses delivered on for
ner occasions of this kind on prac
"cally the same spot. Within sight
of the new monument was erected
nany years ago the frst humble
tone that the neighborhood reared
o tell the story of buried heroes.
'hen came the uniting of counties
nt 1855 to have a celebration at
ing's Mountain. at which such men
s John S. Preston and the eminenz
istorian, George Bancroft. spoke.
*en the State erected a monument.
md now comes the United States
overnment and does honor to the
Col. Coward introduced Governor
insel as the presiding of'cer for the
ecasion, and in feeling words the
tate's Chief Executive referred to
he sacredness of the occasion, the
istoric commemoration of heroic
eeds and valor of men of old days.
)r: S. C. Mitchell ,president of the
fniversity of South Carolina, de
vered the Invocatory prayer. ask
ag the blessings of G.>d upon those
-ho were taking part in the oca
Ion. The King's Mountain Centen
Ial Ode, written by Mrs Clara Dar
an McLean. war rendered by the an
lence. "'his beautiful lyric had
iusic arranged by Prof. Linebach
Governor Ansel introduced Presi
eat Henry N. Snyder. of Wofford
'llege, who was the orator of the
cason, selected by the Daughters
E - the American Revolution. The
ddress af D-. Snyder was a gem
f thought sad oratory, and was He
med to *;th the closest attention
y all. Dr Snyder's fine appearance
ad his eloquent words made his ad
rae the subject of enthusiastic ap
reciation. Picturing the previous
ttle before the great American
evolution. Dr. Snyder told of the
irilling struggle for the rights of
berty and finally of the struggle at
ing's Mountain that turned the
ales of the war. A glorious tribute
the women of the land through
hose efforts It is possible to keep
live the old tradition and the his
ry of heroes was found in Dr
yder's closing words that had an
:boe In the heart of all those within
ie sound of his voice.
The singing of the National
nthem brought tho audience to its
et. and while the patriotic music
as being played all remained stand
Lg, The Hon. R. N. Page read the
eech of the Hon. E. Y. Webb, Con
resman from North Carolna. Mr
age is Congressman from the 7tb
istrict. Mr. Webb was unable to
present on account of illness in
Lmily. and Mr. Page stated that he
ould be his personal representative
r.:reading the speech that MSr. Webb
d prepared. *
DIVORCED WOMAN MARRIES
vorced Man and shoots Him About
Mrs. Kate M!. Collins. who shot and
Liled her husband. Dr. R. A. M1
ollins, is now on trial at Portland.
re. The killing, which took place
last July. shows up the evils of
ze divorce law.
Developments since the killing 01
r. Collins have. arounsed a vast
:nount of public sympathy in favor
Sthe accused woman and the tria
Ethe case is awaited with mucd
Dr. Collins, who was a young phy
clan of some prominence, was sho;
sd instantly killed by his wife, a
ride of six months. at the residene
SMajor J. A. Sladen. Mrs. Collimt
as several years the senior of he.
sband. She was divorced from he:
rat husband and until her marriag
Dr. Collins conducted a dress
lag business. in which she ha';
ecumulated some money.
Soor after their marriage trouble
rose bietween husband and wife
wing. it is said. to attention pair
y Dr. Collins to his former wife
nd to other women. The friends ol
[rs. Collins assert that the youni
ysician had neglected his business
d had been living for the mos'
art of the money saved by his wife
[r. Collins is said to have been ver'
alous of her husband and this
is belJ~eved, furnished the motiv<
>r t'ase tragedy.
BURNED TO DEATH.
'lye Persons Cremated in an lIcen
At Nashville. Tenn.. on Frida'
ight. five persons were burned t<
eath in a fire that destroyed a bricl.
welling house. The fire broke out
rhile the occupants of the house
rere asleep. Great head way har
een gained when it was discoverer
d so intense was the excitement
aused by the horrified screams of
-omen that no organized attempt a:
escue was made until after four fire
ompanies had arrived on the scene
n spite of heroic efforts to entea
beir apartment in face of the fiamet
ersting from the windows, every
2ember of the Fishman family per
thed. Two negroes were arrested
or setting the fire. '
Seven Mules Killed.
A dispatch from Summerton says
he rains Tuesday night were the
Leaviest known there for many year!
'he wind was pretty high in some
ocalities. It is reported that sever
nules, the property of Mr. 0. C
carboro, were killed on his farm
bout eight miles from Summer
on by the collapse of the barn situ
Jed over his stables. caused by rho
A OMuago Illwiaaf3 Coway is TIfy
to Sel Stock Reme
BEMTER LET T AW
Insurance Commissiner McMaser
Gives Out rome Informison Aboat
a Big Concern Working This State
for Cash That Should Cause Our
People to Think Before Biting.
A Columbia dispatch says inquiry
has Deen made to Insurance Com&
missioner McMaster concering the
United insurance Company of Chica
go. with a claimed capital of $10,
000.000 and surplus of $40.000.000.
The circular of the company states
that it proposes to handle fifty-one
kinds of insurance. The company
has not been licensed to do busi
ness in South Carolina. It Is stated
that the company has an agent In
this State at tbe present time seU
ing stock. Mr. McMaster stated that
he had no jurisdiction over an agent -
selling stock for an insurance com
pay and would not have any au
thority over the company until it
had been organized.and licensed to
do business in South Caroin.
On the circukers which. it Is said.
are being sent over the State, Is
the name of Mr. James A. Cathcat,
the well-known Columbia Insurance
man, as a member of the advisory
board. Mr. Cathcart. when seen
gave the reason for the name be
Ing in the advisory board ist.
He stated that through an old
friend of his, an Insurance man wa
known and trusted, he had learned
of the United Insurance Company,
he proposed to write fifty-one diX
ferent kInds of insurance. The api
tal was.to be $10.000,000 and aur
plus $40,000,000. In many of the
States the laws forbid an insurance
company from writting more than
one kind of insurance. This com
pany proposed to be made up of a
number of subsidiary companies, like
the United Fire Insurance Company,
the United Life Instrnce Compe
ny, etc.. the head company to be
the United Insurance Company.
A man by the name of Mr. Shaw,
who Is well known to Mr. Ctart,
was to have charge of the United
Fire Insurance Company. Mr. Shaw
had considerable correspondence with
Mr. Csthcart in reference to -his be
coming a member of the advisory
board. and that he - would not ' lb
required to subscribe to any of the
capital stock. He gave his consent
to the proposed company; in g6od
faith. thinking that It might be a
Several days ago a man. of bust
nee, like appearances, called on Mr.
Cathcart at his of0ce. The agent
had a large number of circulars tell
ing of the United Insurance Comn
,any and its subsidiary companies.
In fact, explaining everything per
taining to the United Insurance Comn
sany. He had a long conversation
vith Mr. Cathcart and then stated
o him that before anyone could
>ecome a member of the advisory
>oard that they would have to sub
:crib~e to a certain amount of the
Mr. Cathcart stated to the agent
hat he was willing to subscribe to
t certain amount and asked him
o name the lowest amount that one
ciuld subscribe to -become a mem
.er of the board. The agent named
very lag e amount and also stated
at a prominent insurance man oL
'oI iedmiont section had subecrib
-di to the same amount and was a
nen.b.-r cf the advisory board.
At the time Mr. Cathcart told the
-gent that he was not willing to 1n
-est the amount named and he might
*onmider the incident at in .nd.
The a'geht informed Mr. Oatheart
hatL he was going 9. make Coin'
>Ia his headquarters and would visit
he various towns of the State, in
erder to sell stock in the company.
When the agent left Mr. Cathcoft
'ddressed a letter to th~e well known
aurance man in the up-country and
tsked him If he had subscribed tM
he amount of stock in the United
usurance Cou'pany, as named by
'he agent. The reply came that no
~uch amount had been subscrIbed,
rd that the agent had "lied" when -
'e made the statement. It was also
tated by the up-country man that
e had no Interest in the company.
'he agent has not returned to Mv.
In the last Issue of one of the best
:nown and moot substantial insur
.no' papers, mention is made of the
'ulted Insurance Company, saying
hat it was flooding the country with
ittractive circulars, telling of how
hey were able to write flfty-one
kinds of Insurance.
Florida Man Kills Himself.
At St. Petersburg. Fla., W. W.
%olemnan. 60 years of age. committed
<uicide at the Paxton House at 5
"'clock Wednesday morning by shoot
ng himself in the head. He was
'ound by his ife shortly after shoot
ng himself. and died at 10 o'clock
without regair~Ing consciousness.
Succumbs to Pellagra.
Benjamin F. Fant, aged thirty
eight years. a prominent merchant of
Anderson. died of pellagra In a
Greensboro sanitarium Wednesday
morning. The body was shipped to
Anderson for interment. The de
teased was well connected and un
Proved to be Good.
A dispatch from Bristol. Tenn.,
says after being kept in jail ftvs
months charged with counterfeiting.
John Preston has been released upon
the discovrery that the alleged bad