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TIN POT ALLEY IVAli
Keillor Wallace of dewberry Observer
Writes of His Escapade in 187?
Outrival}: Ronsotelt or Mile*.
Tho newspapers have recorded
with (laming headlines, evidently
thinking the feat was most wonder
ful, that President Roosevelt recent
ly rode ninety miles on horseback In
One day, between 3:30 in the morning
and 8:40 in the evening. And Gen.
Nelson A. Miles, retired, the noted
Indian lighter, and persecutor of the
hue President .Jefferson Davis, .iust
returned from Europe, declares that
he once rode on horseback ninety
miles in nine hours, and threatens to
do it again it anybody doubt his word.
Roosevelt used a relay of four horses
in his ride: Miles does not say how
many he used probably half a dozen.
The fresh horses at intervals in the
ride very materially refreshed and
rested the rider.
1 can loll Of ride that, in some re
spects, especially in tho manner of
foolhnrdlness and physical endur
ance, surpassed both the above-men
tioned feats. It took placo a good
many years ngo. but did not get in<o
the papers. in fact, the partici
pants were not anxious for public at
tention just at that time, for if the
ride had got into the papers they
might have got Into jail.
it was on tho 2'jtlt day of Octo
ber, 1870. Two young men from
I,nurons county, who had been mixod
ui) with the "kuklUXea", more or less.
during their summet vacation, wer^
ul Woftord college, when news cuine
of the war In "Tin Pot Alloy." In the
town oi Lauretta. The news was
vague, but of the most sensational
character, und alarming reports soon
spread among the students from that
county. They were aogor to go to
the assistance of their follow citiz
ens, who were supposed to he at the
mercy of tho negroes.
Spartanhurg was then only n one
horse town, with little provision in
the way of livery. After persistent
efforts, David ('. Humbert from
"Tumbling Shoals," and another stu
dent from "Belfast," succeeded in hir
ing two beasts -one a horse, the
other a mule. The horse, which
they named "Roslnantc," was about
as graceful and as Heel ns a giraffe,
and was built after tho same gen ual
style of architecture, with a nah
called a "rack" that threatened to
shake his rider to pieces. The mule
called "Balaam" was small and lough
and phenomenally lazy. Nothing
would mnko him no out of a slow
walk except a long hickory switch
thai could reach clear under his
belly and come up on the other side,
and numbers Of that kind were worn
out on the trip. The horse was
only a little loss lazy, but could make
longer strides and more speed.
The boys left Spartanhurg about 10
o'(dock at night, without leave of
Iho faculty, taking care not to ask ii.
for they knew it would be refused.
Such a ride on such beasts may I"
faintly Imagined, but can never be de
scribed. The riders, changed horses
several times; not from tired to fresh
opes, as did Roosevelt and Miles;
Ihoj only changed from horse to
i I'll ? and then back again, whenever
the rigid arm of tho rider of "Balaam"
had given out and when "Roslnante's"
ride: could stand the "racking*" and
tho wracking no longer. And so
the thirty.seven miles were made.
The young warriors rode into the
town of 1.aureus down the long
Wans hill, across Little river, up by
iho cemetery, on to the public square,
not knowing what danger they were
about to face. There was an omin
ous silence like the silence that pre
cedes the storm. The sun was just
"Not a drum was hoard, nor a fun
Clrlm-vlsngcd war had smoothed
his wrinkled front. The carnage ol
battle that had waved so hotly the
evening before had ceased. The
lighters had none. Over on the long
hill (hat leads out of town on the
east side lay two or three "dead nig
gOI'S." how i! by the Milnm's branch,
three miles further on, lay the dead
body of Probate Judge Powell, the
onl> white man killed. There wore
other casualties; not many, for when
Iho whites opeind on the armed n<?
groes In "Tin Pot Alley" In such un
expected number and SO much vigor
of shot t;uns and rifles and pistols the
negroes and their few white uin?s
the " radicals" and "scalawags" of
that day, who led them into trouble
made a prceipitate retreat and fled
in torror for safety.
The illnsappolnted students?-disop
pointed because ih<> had not arrived
in tlnio 10 take part in the fray rode
oli a mile through town to a friend's
house, ate breakfast and fed their
hen sis. In an hour after arriving
lhey had remounted, with faces turn
ed toward: spartanhurg and tho col
legi ; no longer apprehensive about
"I'ucle Sam" and his minions, but
P aring If their escapade now seeming
10 (hem. so very flat and unhorolc
Should Conic to tho cars of tho Pres
ident they might be Ignominious ly
Shipped." They arrived in Spart
auburn somewhere about dinner; at
least It must have been not far from
that, for the two most prominent
Con in res that stand out In the recol
lection of tho . hb" are the breakfar I
at one end and the dinner at the
Tho would-be warriors paid a dol
lar and a half apiece for tho beasts;
which was certainly high enough,
considering tho fact that they had to
"work their passage" and that they
were sore in every bone and joint and
muscle for ft weelc. The faculty
Now, i submit that this was a
harder ride than ItOOSVelt'S or Miles',
.tust think of the difference in the
11100118 of locomotion, a difference as
great ns that between a cattle car
and the finest Pullma;:. Tliey rode
horses thorough bred, and trained to
IhO smooth and gentb "single.fool":
while ours, never having known any
vocation but to draw the wagon and
IhO plow, walked like snails or trotted
or "racked" with n rait that loosened
overy button on the rider's coat and
drove his spinal colums up into his
As the solo survivor of the gallant
i i-oops that rode from Spartanbni p,
111 the "Tin Pot Alloy" war In tb"
?00(1 old 'own of I.aurens, 1 claim the
laurel. I know that history and the
Associated Pies; will give no show to
an humble fndhldunl who Mr1v?'? fdv
precedence over one mmi who is
president and another who wanted to
bo. Nut I appeal to I-laync Adams
and Wash Ffnyd and John Wallace,
export horsemen, who know what
reai r< ngh-ridiiiH Is. and who in other
mid >ounger days were wont to chase
the festive fox over the red hills and
dales of Little river and Sandy run.
If a tiding test of endurance 1
haven't got both Teddy and Miles
beattn to a frazzle. \V. H. W.
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T. C. Lucas.
Jan. I". 1909.?-1 tno L o cators.
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5.32 acres land fronting North Hi
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.''.1 acres land bounded by land - of W.
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