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UBIHDSE -WEEKLY. WINNSBORO, S. C., FRIDAY, MARCH i , 1901. ETBIHDi~ THE LYLES FAMILY. (From Ederington's History) I quote a paragraph from Mills' eta tistics: "The fir.st settlement of Fair field district took place about the year 1745. Co!. John Liles and bii brother Ephraim were among the tlrat settlers. Tocy located at the mouth of Beaver Creek, on Broad river. Epbrian Lyles was kill d by the Cherokee Indians in his o wn house; but by a wonderful in terposition of Providence, the Indians Witt A and lelt Lvles' stven or ci ht small chilaren and his vife in it, after killing a negro on the cntide. The Lyka we:e natives of Brunswick, Vfi'rginia, but i emoved to this couny from Bute County, North CarAlinc." By some it was beli ved that Ephraim Lyles was shot.by Tories, not Indians Col. Aromanos Lyles was the oldest son of Ephraim LylEs and inherited all the land on which his fatber bad located, by :he law of primogeniture which was in : oree in S. uth I arolina and other states until atter th Revolu lion. He was a partisan tfficerdoring the war and fuught in many of the battles. "Little Ephraim," as he was called by way or dihtinction, told me of his and his brothers being in the ergagewent a( Fish Dam, whtre Qiun, Sumter corrm-rided, and of other bat *es which I have forgotten, except th-t all of the L)les, who were old n- .Zougb,Afo4ught in the battle of Eutaw, was one Of the hardest o 1 s~ete4 conflicts of an only 1abtcr, 4bo dI ry rI wonamhood. 1* becca m .rried Bian ion G!enn. The youngest daughtei married Wm. Worthy of ChbsterD) trict, who soon after die(4&1g on daugh er, who mnRl Capt. Thos. Bnutu, who died in July, 1884, al Glenn Springs. His widow and bei iother aie still living near Newbtrry court hou'e. Jihn Lvles mirried a daughter ol Riubes Sims near Mabinton, New berry county. He bad five sons an I one daughter. The eldest, Bet-jamin, martied Katie RLPok; another bOn Thomas Jeffe' s 'n, fjrst wnarried a Misj R ehald of Union county, at d hat only one daughter. He afterward married a Miss Hlarrirgion of New btrr'. His third and last wife was Ni's lEttl of Gre enville. IIe di--d noi long since and was mnuh loved anc iesp-cted. i< widow is still livius and married McGhte of Greeuvil~e John, the .wuugest son', a'so died nol many years ago. E iza, the otly daag ier vf John Lvl1es, married Go:ding E le-ington in December, 1822. He .died t he follo wing fall and she mtr ried William Ly les, cdiled "Carper~te: Bill." He died not 1l' g after, leaving an; onuly daughter. His widow lived un ii 188;3 Va e niine L' les al-o mar ried a aughter of Reub' n S mns, anc nmoved west. Capt. J~imes Ly te< mar. tied the widow Gorer. She was Dru cila Lyce4 befare her mnarriage, daughte:- of l-tte Ephr im. bihe had o.:e dau..hter batn to G. ree, at te time' of her sec ' d ma' riege, woo did( in 1828. Capt .hs L~ 'a s mnet eCst)cted by all who knew li. i'k11 had ;bree cht!dren, Eptia in, John anc 1) ucila; a I are ao'-v d. ce-s-d. lhe was a contsi-teur, usc-d fal ma b r of thet Baptist ( hurch tor many ears before his death, wn ch took p ace in Mini upi, the S~a'e of his adoptior. 'if not out of plac, allow me to re hte a story I.have often beara iears ego, to~ ii::ch I.01 Art m o.oa Li let - 'wa- a par:y. It wus that he was rid og~ pant a new-grtuand, w here r~ ot Datch woman namiUd Margaret God. 1rey was spliiti, g rails. '" he Colote addressing her as Margaret, said: '~argarer. ubat in the dlev:1 are vur d, i g?" Sae repiird, 'soe maulitn'.' TeCoone! ce-pouded, "Thu idel couldn't spiat that kg;" she rej ined "By G -t, 1'ae . ua Ian donder." I was said to [ ave been a rum tog. rToma. L~les w.' ite yortngest 50r of C&. A ro.manos LtikS, (eldest son.e the first settler of th::t name) an( 1;lv -d a thort time alter his miarriag< on M ill C; et k, l hn moved to W att rni cr. ek, th;er:ce b)dt to r< ad river where he w, s bcrn, anid settled on hil fther's p-antationI, where his fathei Sdied la 1817. He ntx! 1 ought WVillian * Fant's place on the Columbhia road a;< sett d on it in J naarr 1821. lie was n ma;; o1 untiring en trgy at d fix. purposes, of inure than ordtinar: mn-mud~ ca:ib:e, fotd of ini is and finan cial enterp:-is; a. n ith a la' ge plant ing interest he ecmtbinevd a mercautih entrp-~rise atd assoc-atedi wiito him el Jobu Smith of Watetes. lie comn mnanded as c:-ptitin, the Backhea< troop o cxari at the time enr Slat assed the oroinance of rullification nd I was cornetiet. We were all r adv to march to Cbarleston to whip "O:d Hickory" and wonNt have done so, or tried, bad it n t been for the timely and foitunate modification by congress of the tariff act of 1832. I have often thought of the whipi it g we would have r(ceived had it not have been for "Clay's Olive Branch," as it was so trulv called. He w as pro moted to the office of major in 1832. Afterwards I e was commissioned by G. Y. R. Y. Ha% no in 1832 as lientenant colonel of the 1st fqnadron of cavalry organized within the 6th Bigade of Son'h ( arolina mil-tis. He wasa true patriot. At the beginning of tte late civil war, although he was sevent; five years old, he equipped a young soldier and sent w'm to fight in his p'-ce. Msjr Thomas Lyks was a man of undanuted courage. At the time of Sherman'. raid he was con fined to bed with a disic cited hip. One i of the ia-ders (perhaps thinking that he was ftigning disability) aipproached with a liebted torch saying. "unless you give me silver and gold, I'll burn you alive." To this the old hero re plied, I ha-e not many years to live any way, burn and be d-d " The Yatikee surpristd at this characteristic speeeh. ordered a negro to remove the toreb from under the bed, remarking, "yon are the bravest man I have seen in Sounh I arolina." Maj.r Lyles rep resented Faitfield in she Legis'a'ure fer e-ghi years. He married Mary A U. Woodward In Dec-mber, 1810. They had only two children, sons, fhomps M. and Wildjim 8 Lvles. Hit wife died in 1855. He lived at his beme near Btckhead until his death, which took place on the. 19th of Jan., 1874, at the ad e the Bnckhead G -o the attaek on ,- tmer i pril, 1861. At the re organ z of the 6th Regiment, Son arolina Vo!unteers, in Virginis, 9 was made capain of the company and was killed at the battle of Seven Pinvi May 31st, 1862, while gallantly leadirg his command to the charge. aged twentv-&ix years. The enemy occupied the field next morning and our men, sent under a flag of trace to rcver our dead, were refused pet mis sion to enter the line;; he-ce he was b)ried on the field of battle. "But Freedom's young fAvorites sleep assound, On foreign soil, as native griound." ' I Capt. Lvlei possessed a warm and genial disposi'ion and was brave and generous to a fault, "V. hen hearts whose truth wasn proven, L-ke bis, are laid in ear:h, There should a wreath be wovern To tell the world their worth." Re left awidow ar done !i'tle daugh ter, Sue B'nki", who grewr to love~y womnanhoad; married J. William Mc Cant. in 1882. and died six months af ter. They -vere not long severed for he prased from earth Nov. 1st, 1885. Tneir m~ortal remain, are interred in the cemetery of the M. E. Church in Winnsaboro, there to lie till the resur cc ecion morn. Capt. Thomas M. Lyles had five other brave s 'us in the Confederate army,-'llh mas, Nicholas. Austin, J .n aad Bolton. Austin was twice wounded; first at Dranesville, toen at the s cond battle of Manj'saa, anad was kjinp' near Petersburg, Va , in Jur-e, 1864, aged only twe:at3-one 3 ears. 'The four rem-tinis g brither< retort-ed home unmaimed Nicaoeas 'el ved through the whol-- war and was sigh'ly woundled once or wc'. Nictio lam was shieriff of Marengo County, Ala.; di'd 1899. Thomaa is 'iving~ in Luii',na. Nicholas. who married Letu P .elani:z o1 Alabama*, mn sved to hat State. Jahn W., who mnarried Sate C. M'ar.i', is a praecal farmer atd was a uamiber of tce Legi.'ature trom3: thim c'tnIy one term Baon marri-d Rosalie McMeelkin and James, the yoaungest son, married Cora I, by, wn ioned. They are all ertgsged in plantia g Of Capt. Thog Lv les' daugih teas, Salilie E. mnarrisd L'ent. E A PoelIn'tz, of Alabama. Mattie P. mar ria'd A. E. Davim, of Mont:cello; Re becc a Y. bi cime t he second wifte of Mi-j T. W. Woof~ward, of Winnsboro; and Carrie E. married J. Feaster Lve , of Buckhead. O;d Maj. Thomas Lyles' second son, Wiliam,. was a man of fine iatet~ect with a warm heart and genereus to a at; ; and like his father representeil Fai field in the Legislature ; he w as also an enthusias-ic member of the Secesion Conaventean. Ho died in Aril, 1862, much lamented. Hie was wice married, first to RabslieP. Woo l ward- They bad several sons who died in chi:dhooac, and two daughters. Mry (.. who married Col. F. D. Good let of Greenviale, and dird ina Jan., 177, leaving a son andt daughter Satie P., the iountgest child, marrie d John C. Feaster, and resides at her areina ather'a old homestead. In May 1846, Maj. Wm. S. Lyles c nairied Sanie A. Haynesworth, of c Sumter eonurt bonse. There were five t bildren by this marriage, Sue H., who I ,jarried G. B. Peirson and died in I l6L; Fantije Hortensia, wh-> died in I :bildhood; t annie E!iza, who died in .c er fourteenth year. William H., the a >nly t-on, removed to Columbia, and narried Miriam M. Sloan, cf Ander- I ion. He is engaged in the practice of i ?w and has also been a member of v be Legisla'nre from Wchlnd countr. I [ne you'g- s; child, Fiorence. married i Mir. M L. Kinard, a popular c!othi!g I nerchant of ,eanobia, S. C. . - I MeLAUEIN NOT IN IT. c Lfter Voting With the Republicans the Junior Senator from South Carolina Has Withdrawn from the National Demo eratic Caucus. The followirg article from the pen j )f Jos. Ohl, and dated Washington, I Lopearing in the Atlanta Constitution f >f yesterday, sill be of reculiar in erest to the people of South Carolina: "Scnator McLaurin of South Caro- u ina is no lor-ger a Democrat. His t tame has been stricken from the D--m cratic eincus roll, and this has been one with the endorsement of the gen neman himself. "Senator McLanrin ha;, in fact, vir nally read himself out of the party Fhich elected him to the position fe. tow bold@. Wheibor he-Is ro be el independent or e retber by declared tht he wa a D3mocrat, and that it wonid be found, when the Mat ter came to a test, that his votes met the approval of the most progressive element of southern Democracy. Now. however, he has formally separated himaelt from his pirty. "When Senator Jones, a; chairman of the Democratic steering committee, began sending out his notices for the caucus of Demt cratic senators held last week, he was undecided as to whether he sh-uld send a notice to S nator McLaurin or should not. The South Carolina senator had so com pletely broken off his relations with his fellow D.-mrcrats and had so con sistently voted with the R-publictns, even supporting the Philippine amend ment to the army bi-, that Senator Jones was doubtful of his status, a. d aordingly consulted several of his fellow Democrats, asking them what course he should pursue toward Sena tor McLaurin The matter was dis cnssed at some I. ngthb, and it was fin. all! decided that the best poss b e way to solve the problem wonud be for Senator Jones to rionsult the wishes of enator McLiurin. "This the Arkansas senator did, making it p'ain that the matter of arty affiliations was entirely in the S :uth Caroiniani's own handa. "Senator McLaurin askt d that his nmeo be stricken from the canucis rolls. He sai.l he did not care to go into Dmocratic caucuses in the inture, atnd that be would break eff all politica: a.ociations5 with his late party asso ciate. '-This act on his part will probably matke a lot of difierentce in Senstor ucL urin'< po.l ical fut are. Hie ha4 d.-ermiue d to be a candidate to sue ee I himseit ina the senate, aut I hais been expecting to m-ike the rice in the D m'ocra i -primaries, coning 0ou se cring the support of the manutfacinU' ing cisi es and towns of his State. and ielieving that this support would be sufficienit to bring about his electiona As a Republican he cmuld hive abso Itly no chance of election at th-i bandi of a tegi latnre which will be overwhelminaly Dem cratic; and as an independentt tie would stand little or no show in the Democratic primai ries. Practically all of the white peo ple of South Caro ina are affiiated with the Democratic o'rganizlt ion, aid tere is apparentty n) place on the list ot (ffice holders for either Repubi1 cans or iudependents. "Senator Mcbanrin'a act in disasso cia:ing himse f lcrem his party places him in the same category with Senator Jones of Nevada, senator Teller of' Colorado and Senator Wellington of Maryland. S-:nator Jones is a Rleputi lican on the tariff and alnost every thing e'se except the money question, but he preters to array himmelt with the minerity. At the same time he has n ver gone itnto a Demiocratic can ca. When it comes to the m~ke-up of the committees neder the last teor gaizionl there was a soi t of compro mise witnl regard to Senator Jones, accoding to whicoh his status upon the existing conimittee' was not changed. Senator T'eller votes anid ec-s with the Dmorats nn all naestions of a noliti al nature, but because of po'itical >nditions in his own State he prefer s D be knbwn as a Silver Republican nd not as. a Democrat. Senator Wel ington lboss no )pportunity to crit'cise lie acts f his former Republican asse iates, buthbe prefers to be classed es n indep"n'et.L "Of tb* other western senators who ave bee. more or less uncertain in beir politlcal affiiationi sirc) the sil er q iestibn chatiged party lines in 896. Senator Stewart has gone back to b' Repuhlicans, whi'e Senators ) Bis,.-Heit feld, Turner. Harris, Pat r-on itid Alleo now affiliate with the ).-mocra and go into D.mocratic ucu-eer. A protof the above, the Pee D..e Ldvocaet of Bennett~ville, has this ditorial' stment: "It is reported that Senator Mc jurin -will be appointed a federal idge inPthe D:strict of Columbia. Von't sqm.e of his ent mies drop their eath-rsIt'' he gets wbere tbey can't it him l.the n-xt election? And if e don'i run for re-election to the enate, vion't it be a tame affair, with 11 be cabdidates on the same side of e great tational question?" SENATOR TILLMAN INTERVIEWED Cknmin College', Match 9.-Wben -nator-IlTlman, who is here attending nee of the Clemson board bf res$ s asked this morning fer w regarding his atitude in inreference to the Cuban, and Charleston exposition was diposod to be con and indifferent, saying he swering the jokes and at daily papers which bad ed him and whose stuff of the State seldom re usly. Perhaps the fact of the pltchfotk bad not ted had some it'fiuonce ally gentle diposition. -after ri fiecling that the State mght want some senator consented to riefly. n of why the Demo did not resist the Cuban inmendments haa been y in the congres not to be won sper editor 0..aeo among the "Demo eratic ea N ora there was a diference of .0pinin as to the advisability of filibustering. The Pbilippine amend ment was altered to our satisfaction as far as any such scheme could be made aatisfactory-by prohibiting the sale of land, lumber, mines, tie., and forbidding any permanent franchises, so that carpet-baggers who may be sent there to administer a so-called civil government will be very much hampered in their purposes to loot the island. So far as the Cuban amendment was concerned, the minority was hampered by the fact that our members of that c.)mmitteO, Mes;rs. Money and Telier, and the latter was the author of our Cuban war pledge, had acquiesced in a large measure with the proposed legislation. They hsad scoured a much more moderate and sctisfactory pro gramme than bad oriinally been pro posed by the Republicans, and while not Entirely satisfactory they assured us that the Repub~icans in an extra session wherie thev would have a free hand wouid be still more exacting in their demands The Dem'crats and their allies amoug the lepubists and Silver Re publicans were. therefore, ccntronted with thbis sitna-ion: The next c>ngress, being overwhelmingly Republican, with larger msj->rities in both branches, could be relieu en to do Mr. McKin ley's bidding, and in addition to carry ing out the original ptogramme in re gard to the l'hilippines and Cuba, there was almost a certainty that it would have pasEed the ship subsidy billi. For in addition to this a pro tracteut fi ibus~er causing an extra se, ion would have given them an exculse to change the rule's and provide for clotre. As it is Senator Platt has introduced a resolution looking to uch a change. I think it won't be earied n->w, but it certainly would have succeeded if we had acted as my critics desired. So we as a minor'ty had to consider whether we could ultimately resist the prorosed betrayal of Cuba and e p!oiaiion of the Philippines success ully in the extra sessioni, and it ap peaed wiser to fully expose the in taies ot the two amendments and then allow a vote. '-I did what I could," said the sena tor conclnding aa thi breakfast bell rang, "in a lea:timate, d-ecent war, to get the appropi int i-n tir charleston, and there was pr as ic'ily no, opuposition in the seniate. The oppotition was in the house." "I gave no niea'g3R anid r~c-ived none," continued Mr Til man, warm ing up a bit and put tinig en that tierce look of his. "All of the 'honorable' and 'reliab e' co respor d-nts who have been quoted to prove the cmtrary are epbecans a no are quick to fly blow Democratic eenato:*. Their lies would lo be paraded in utar papers except tht it is done by those who have al ways h'cted and lied on me." "Shall I say that you are pleased with the turn of effairs in Anderson?'' 03, ye'. I am glad for the impres son it will m21-e otide~ the S'ate- to A 3WtLL Al ~5UP1 NCK MANUFACTURED EXPRI IN ALL THE LA BAND BOWS, CLUB ' FOUR-IN-HAl BAT WIN WIN DS All IieadH for Y .*Popular D. V. Wal ice the brave. trm, sensible attitude taken by the court sni the jury. For a still better effect along tbis line I would like to have seen indictments a once handed We want the out ide worid know that We re abl. deal with the d iinthe W. H ecmraw. Otting Thin is all right, if you are too fat; and all wrong, if too thin already. Fat, enough for your habit, is healthy; a little more, or less, is no great harm. Too fat, consult a doctor; too thin, persistently thin, rno matter what cause, take Sct': Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil. 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