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Bits of History that wilt Interest the D. A. R.
and the Public Generally.
Old Picken?, April 6.-Editors
Courier : I have been requested by
different members of the D. A. It.
Chapter of Oconee county to fur
nish Buoh matters of historio interest
in relation to our Revolutionary an
cestors as 1 may have learned from
tradition or otherwise, and without re? '
plying separately I take pleasure in
furnishing the following faots for
publication :
- I am informed by Major James L.
fB)'*1 and others, among our oldest
inhabitants, that the following persons
who engaged iu that loug, bloody
struggle for our independence are
buried in this community at 'the
places named : William Smith, near
what is now Ebenezer ohurob, in
Oeonee county, grave unmarked, but
oan be located ; William Hughes, in
the family graveyard on Cary placo,
grave unmarked, but can be located ;
Franklin Neighbors, at Crow Creek,
(now Keowee) ohurob, Piukens
oounty, grave unmarked, but can be
looated ; Whitmire, nour Newry,
Oconee county, grave unmarked, but
oan bo located ; John Grey, in pri
vate graveyard on place now owned
by Isaiah Hammond, near' Little
River bridge, on Seneca road, in Oco
nee county, grave unmarked, but
oan be identified ; Johu Wilson, near
( Vhe site of Fort George, on Keowee
?tiver, in Pickens county, gravo en
closed by a rock wall. Major Boyd
informs me that he was wei} ac
quainted with this hero of the Revo
lution, who participated in the battle
of Fort George, between the British
and American forces, and that in the
engagement Wilson received a
wound in the face from the butt end
of a musket whioh greatly disfigured
him for life. He did not die from
the wound, but lived many years
after peace was declared, and by his
own request was buried on that
gory battle field where th? wound
wan in tl ?oled. Major Boyd says Wilson
always claimed that five hundred
British soldiers and hostile Indians
perished in that battle and that all
their bodies wore buried underneath
one immense mound, near the river,
and he says further that the mound
was prominent there for years. Capt.
Robert Steele now owns and resides
on tho plantation where this battle
was fought.
No evidence of the fort remains,
but to this day tomahawks, leaden
bullets, beads, arrow heads, Indian
trinkets and rude implements are un
earthed in the cultivated fields near
by. Fort George will bo remem
bered as tho point from which the
Indian maiden, Cateechee, mado her
celebrated walk, or run, of near
one hundred miles in one night to
Ninety-Six to inform Gen. Greene
that the Amerioan forces, stationed
iralbo Fort, were completely sur
isftnded and absolutely out off from
water by the British. It is a histo
rical faot that by the intrepidity and
daring of the dusky heroine the
Americans and their Indian allies,
who oooupied the fort, were saved
from massaore and enabled to win a
great victory. It is said all the
streams crossed by this Indian wo
man on her perilous journey were
named by her Mile Ci eek, Six Milo,
#elve Milo, Eighteen, Three and
enty, Six and Twonty, etc. These
water courses are known by these
names to-day. There is a tradition
that Cateechoo was in love with a
dashing young Amerioan soldier,
who afterwards married her, boneo
her devotion to our cause.
On Keowee River, on the Pickens
side, three mike abovo the sight of
tho Old Pickens Court House, repose
tho remains of John Craig, a Revo
lutionary hero on whoso tombstone,
nocording to his own directions, wore
inscribed the patriotio words, "State
Rights, Liberty and Independence,"
whioh are plainly legible to-day.
On the Reid plantation, in Oconee,
seven miles north of Seneoa, the
grave of Joseph Reid is marked by
a beautiful marble slab, on whioh
there is tho. following epitaph, "Sa
cred to the memory of Joseph Reid,
who was born on June 6tb, 1756,
died Oot. 10th, 1828. Through the
'."/"varied scenes of a long life tho obli
gations of duty ..-ero by him sa
credly regarded and faithfully per
formed. As a soldier ho was brave,
active and enterprising ; as a
magistrate, prompt, intelligent and
upright ; as a neighbor, oonrteous,
charitable and obliging ; asa husband
and parent) affectionate, tonder and
indulgent} as a Christian, humble,
sincere and devoted."
Several of the ? Revolutionary
heroes are rep; ebonted by numerons
descendants in Piokens and Oconee
counties, and in the war between the
North and South gave of their blood
and treasury, for what ihey deemed a
righteous cause, as freely ns did their
ancestors for American independence.
Whoever can aid tho noble women,
who compose the D A.' R. Chapter
of Oconee in their patriot ic efforts to
perpetuate the names and valor of
our heroic forefathers, will be engag
ing in a snored cause. N. B. Cary.
The Old Time Way.
Our grandmothers gave us powders
and teas because they knew nothing of
modern medicine aud methods. In this
age of progress and discovery, nioely
coated, compressed tablets are fast
HU pei ceding the old time powders and
teas. Rydale's Livor Tablets are com
pressed, ohooolate coated tablets, easy to
swallow, pleasant io offeot, always re
liable. They coutaiu ingredient? that,
cannot be used in powders aud teas; in
gred: :ts that have an effect upon the
livor ihut is never o.nain cd from tbe so
called liver powders, etc. A trial will
prove tboir morita. Wal India Drug Com
The Great Oyama.
Grant was only forty-two when bo be
oamo lieutenant general of the Union
armies, says the Chicago Tribune. But
Leo was nine years older wbeu he fought
his Hist great battle-at Malvern Hill
than Napoleon was whou ho fled from
Waterloo. Moltko was sixty-six years
old when he overthrew the Austrians at
Sadowa and seventy when his genius
triumphed in the Franco-Prussian war.
Nogl is fifty-four, Kuroki is sixty-two,
Oyama is sixty-four. It seems probable
that changes in m et Innis of warfare have
been a faotor in putting middle-aged
and old men in command of modern
anni?... Things had changed whon old
Moltko, a soldier of books and maps,
could sit impassable at tho end of a tele
graph wire and direct the conquering
movements of more than a half million
men according to a plan he bad drawn
up months before. Oyama is a cool,
long-headed old fellow, who has mastered
tho science and tho art of moderu war
by long years of study and experience.
Future great commanders probably will
be a good deal Uko him.
Special Order for Miss Lee.
A Now Orleans dispatch says the fol
lowing special orders have been issued :
"Headquarters United Confederate
V et crans, New Orleans, La.
Special Orders No. 34.-A feeling of
sonow, deep and profound, will enter
ovory Southern homo when it is loamed
that Miss Mildred Lee, 'the youngest
child of our im tn rt al chieftain, Hubert
?. Leo, died suddenly in this oity last
"Gifted by nat um with a wonderful
mind, the liberal oducatiou which her
idolizod father gave her, improved and
broadened by extensive travel and close
observation, sot lier apart as an ideal
representative of tho womanhood of tho
South, and her queenly and courteous
bearing called forth tho admiration of
all who wore so fortunato as to know
her. she was dovoted to tho old soldiers
of tho Confederate armies, and was
never so happy as wheu in conversation
with ono of them, or talkiug to others of
tho glorious deeds of our boys. Her un
timely death is a distinct loss to the
whole South, and an extreme griof to
every Confederate veteran.
"By command of
"Stephen D. Lee,
"General Commanding."
Ofiloial: William E. Mickle,
Adjt. Gen. and Chief of Staff.
Corporation Assessments Increased.
A number of increases were mado by
the Comptroller General last wook on
returns by foreign corporations under
the license tax act. Tho return of tho
Georgia Chemical Co.. for business done
in this Stale was $83,000, and this was
raised to $185,702. Tho roturn of the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co. was
$1,118,304, and after going ovor tho
figures this was changed to $1,305,051.
There aro some furthor ret urns relating
to perm.nal property in this st ate and in
Now Jorsoy, whore tho company is char
tered, that will have to bo straightened
out. Tho returu of tho Southern Cotton
Oil Co. was raised from $825,000 to
$000,000. Th oro aro a uumbor of other
concerns yot to be raised.
Stanford Will Read in Court.
San Joso, Cal., March 31.-Tho will
and codical of Mrs; Stanford have
been proven and admitted to probate
and letters of administration issued. By
the terms of tbe will $2,000,000 aro left
in trust to Ariel Lathrop and descendent*
of D. S. Lathrop, her brothers; $1,000,000
in trust to her nieces, Jennie L. Lawton
and Amy L. Hanson, and tho ohlldren of
Christine L. Gunning; $1,000,000 to
Charles G. Lathrop; $120,000 to various
oharitable institutions of San Franoisco
and San Jose, and the remainder of her
estate to the trustoes of Leland Stanford,
Jr., University.
It is estimated that the total area for
farming purposes in the United States is
841,000,000 aoros-an area larger than
England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales,
Franoe, Germany. Austria, Spain, Japau,
and the Transvaal. There|are 14,430,000
persons engaged in agricultural pursuits,
while all other industries employ but
Lotter to J. 0. Vernor, Walhalla.
Deter Sir: A painter complained that
our cans are too full; unhandy; spill.
It's a way we have; 'tis hHndier not to
be full; but we have a weakness tor full
measure. Our gallon contains eight
pints: the usual "gallon** is seven.
We'll think it over again ; but we Uk?
a full can. How much short would you
Uko a barrel? Seven ualluns would be
the proportion.
Sinn i measure Murkest s that th'? short
age ia probably uot iu the dimmest in
gi odien t.
(?ness we'll stick to four quarts to a
gallon, sud tit ty gallons a barrel.
The name to go by is De voe I ead-and
/.inc. Yours truly,
60 F. W. Devoe Ar. Co.
P. 8.-J. W. Bell, Walhalla. G. W.
Giguilliat, Seneca, and Matheson Hard
ware Co., Westminster, sell our paint.
How Young Calvin Galloway Was Killed.
The following, written by Gen. R. R.
Hempbill in his paper, the Abbeville
Medium, will be read with interest by
the survivors of Orr's Regiment:
Cal viu Galloway was one of the best
young men who weut to tho war from
Due Wost in 1861. Ho was conspicuous
for courage aud patriotism sod was al
ways at the post of duty and danger.
He wont into the battle of Spottsylvania
Court House with tho flag of Orr's
Bifles and was one of tho color guard.
After tho hattie ho was reported missing,
his body was not recovered and no word
was ovor received from him.
Recent ly a communication from Wil
liam Turner in a Georgia newspaper,
gavo some account of how the flag of
Orr's Hilles was saved after being cap
tured. It was dividod in four pieces by
the color-bearer, .lohn T. McBrydo,
Turnor and two others who were taken
prisoners. It was brought homo in seo
A correspondence bogan between the
editor of the Medium and Mr. Turner
who now lives at. Rutledge, Georgia. In
his first lotter he spoke of seeing a young
soldier, McLaughlin, killed, but we in
formed him that no man of that name
was killed in Orr's Kiries at Spottsylva
nia. We wrote him a description of
young Galloway, the only member of
Company G not accounted for, and his
reply convinces us to a moral certainty
that he saw our comrade killed. He says:
"Now as to the boy that was killed
when I was captured. I did not know
his name. I only board some of the
boys say it was McLaughlin. He andi
wei e tho ouly ones of our rogimout that
woro in traverse. He was upon his
knees shooting. So was I aud my gun
was bent in my baud. I saw it wns death
to move and so I crouched down as low
as I could behind tho works and I told
him to got down lower, but be kept on
shooting. I was looking in his fuco and
I saw tho bolo made over his left eye. I
could have put my linger in tho placo be
foro bo foll. He fell across my lap and I
felt bis quiver and felt the hot blood How
ovor my lap. I saw bo was young and
had black bair. I am confident that it,
wa? Galloway. I felt a ball burn my
Deck a little while bofore be was shot
and asked him if I was shot and bo
shook his hoad.> You can write and tell
his peoplo about him for I am confident
it was him."
A Twice Told Tale.
Wo wish to repeat what wo havo said
?nco before in these columns, that El
liott's Emulsified Oil Liniment is the
best Liniment ever produced for use in
the family and ou animals. Best for
rheumatism, lameness, stiffness and sore
ness of joints or muscles. Best for
bruises, contusions, sprains and swell
logs. Von get a full half pint for 25c,
and get your money back if it does not
io all it is recommended to do. Wal
halla Drug Company.
The United States colors, which floated
over Fort Sumter at the time of its sur
render in April, 1801, and whioh after
ward wore raised ovor that fort at the
timo of its recapture by Union forces in
April, 1804, woro spread out on tbo floor
of tho reoeption room of the Secretary
of War recently and were viewed by
Secretary Taft and other offloials. Those
flags wore recently turned ovor to tho war
department under the provision of the
will of tho widow of Gen. Anderson, in
tho possession of whoso family tho
standards havo been since the war. Sec
rotary Taft diroctcd that thoy bo placed
In a glass case in tho reception room of
tho department.
A morchant of Kershaw, S. C., re
cently purchased a car of homo-grown
corn from a noar-by farmor. Such a
transaction has never been beard of in
this county. Why should not Edgoflold
far mei s Bell Kdgofiold merchauts corn ?
At the prevailing price, 75 and 80 cents,
it does seem that it could be doue at a
profit. Long years ago, before the rail
roads traversed evory section of tho
country, mauy of tho planters in this
county, whoso largo log cribs housed
hundreds of bushels of corn, used to
Roll this cereal, not only to their loss
fortunato neighbors, but to the hog and
horse drovers from tue wost. How con
ditions have changed 1 Noa the west
erner sells us our corn, wheat, bacon,
horses and mules.-Edgefleld Advertiser,
March 20.
The next best thing to pushing your
town is to knock off one of those fellows
who aro hanging on heh ind and digging
their toes in the dirt to prevent progress.
-The State.
John Dow, a negro, of Sulphur Rook,
Ark., went to see his wife last Thursday,
who was at her father's home, and he
oause she refused to return with him he
drew a pistol and shot her dead. Then
he shot and killed his wife's mother and
..uother negress. His father-in-law so
i ' a shotgun and shot D^W, but not
fatally, the latter being able to return
the fire, killing his father-in-law.
Woman Tried to Kill Horsed to Escape the
A dispatch from Philadelphia sa>s :
Dreading additional cares of mother
hood, Mrs. Bessie Brandow, 21 y ??ara
old, who lived with her husband and
two young children in a small alley
between Eighth and Ninth streets,
in tho rear of Kater, attempted to
commit suicide shortly before 9
o'clock this morning by cutting her
throat with a butoher knife. The
woman is in the Pennsylvania Hos
pital in a serious condition.
For some time Mrs. Brandow has
been complaining of the hardship
with which she was burdened, and
to neighbors often expressed her de
sire to end it all. She was tired of
living, she told Rosa Stein, a neigh
bor, and death would come as a wel
come relief to all her oarcB and
sorrows. Her husband never took
her seriously, and tried his best to
oheer her with stories of brighter
days to come, but the young wife
would not be consoled.
This morning, after the hus' tnd
had gone to his work, Mrs. Br.udow
provided breakfast for herself and
children, and she had just about oon
oluded putting away the dishes when
a sudden desire for death came upon
hor, and in an instant she had
snapped up the big table knife. Un
hesitatingly she plunged the knife
into her neck and ripped her throat
from ear to ear. Her thrust, how
ever, was not sufficiently strong to
sever the jugular vein, and this alone
may be the meanB of saving her life.
With the blood spurting from an
ugly gash, the mother made her way
to the front window and tapped on
the glass to attract the attention of
her neighbors. Ruth, her eldest
ohild, followed her, weeping pitifully
at the gruesome spectacle her mother
presented. Neighbors were quick to
respond to the summons for help,
and in a few minutes the woman was
on her way to the hospital.
Now is tho time to tako a spring tonio.
By far tho host thing to take is Murray's
Iron Mixture. It makes puro blood and
goto rid of that tired feeling. At all
600. A BOTTLE.
Or direct from
Columbia, S. C.
The sarcophagi of ancient Egyt
Beom to have at length given up
their great secret, hitherto supposed
to have been unfathomable as tho
sphinx itself-that of embalming,
says the London Globe. Mr. Barthe
lot, permanent secretary of the
Louvre Museum, as the result of long
analytical examination of tho oils
and ungents which have resisted the
action of time in tombs of the fifth
and sixth dynasties, dating back
3,500 years, demonstrated that the
oil was simply castor oil as is still
used in Egypt to-day, while oxidiza
tion has produced effects analogous
to those resulting from the action of
nitric acid on fatty matters, such as
have been observed in oils of tho
anoiont monuments of Rheims.
IN some conditions the
gain from the use
of Scott's Emulsion is
very rapid. For this
reason we put up a
fifty-cent size, which is
enough for an ordinary
cough or cold or useful
as a trial for babies
and children. In other
conditions the gain is
slower-health cannot
be built up in a day.
In such cases Scott's
Emulsion must be taken
as nourishment i a food
rather than a medicine.
lt's a food for tired and
weak digestions.
Send for fr- ??mpU
Scott & Bowne, 409-4? Pearl St.
chemiet ? New York
BO*, ?od $1.00. AildrwffUrte
Truths that ?
Your grooer is honest and-i
you that he knows very little
sells you. How can he know, i
how it
In each package of LION
Bound of Pure Coffee. Insis
Jon head on every package.)
(Bave the lion-heads fe
Hy a clubbing a i i angement with tho
( 'baricst on Semi-Weekly Now? and Con
rior we aro offering that paper and The
Koowoo Courier for $1.50 per year. The
Kooweo Courier is recognized not only
as tile best papor in Ooouoo county, but
it is rated among the best county papers
iu South Carolina. The Semi-Weekly
Nows and Courier is an excellent jour
nal, published on Wednesdays and Satur
lays, gi vos the detailed news of So ntl.
Carolina as a speoial feature, and carr, IM
ia full Associated Press dispatches
from all ovor tho world. The combina
tion of the two papers at $1.50 gives our
j present readers, as well as now sub
scribers, au opportunity to secure two of
j tho best papers iu the State (throe papers
weok) for 50 cents more than tho regu
lar price of either. Let us send you two of I
the very best papers in South Carolina j
for almost the price of one.
Tho executors of tho estate of tho
late F. G. Staoy, of Gaffney, have
brought suit against the Fidelity
Casualty company for $5,000, the
amount of a policy carried by the
deceased in that company. The
complaint states that the death of
Staoy was due to an acoident, he
having struck a man a blow in the
face and the teeth of the man en
countered the knuckles of tho de
ceased, causing blood poison, which
was the immediate cause of his
?ath. The contention of tho de
fense is that the death was not acci
dental, neither sudden nor violent ;
that whon tho deceased engaged in
the encounter with the follow ho as
sumed all personal risk.
Changed His Mind.
A tramp, dirty and ragged to the
last degree, oallod at a house on the
door of which was a doctor's sign. A
large, rather masculine-looking wo
man opened the door.
"Souse me, lady," said the tramp,
"but 1 j ist oalled to ask if the doctor
h id any old clothes he'd let me have.
You see, I'm kind o' bad off .fer all
kind o' clothes, an' I'd be mueh
j obleedged fer any thing the dootor |
could let me have, an' I ain't pertick
ler as to tho fit."
The woman smiled and made re
ply :
"I am thc dootor !"
"Sufferin' Moses !" ejaculated tho
tramp as he made a bee-line for thc
gate.-December Lippinoott's.
For some ? ears there has been on
foot a movement all over the country
to instill into the publie school pupils
a spirit of healthy patriotism, says
tho Santo Fo Now Mexican. In
many of the States compulsory tlag
laws have been enacted, compelling
each public school to own and to dis
play, during school hours and at des
ignated times, an American fi?
New Mexico has fallen in line by
enacting a compulsory flag law, and
requiring a daily salute to the flag.
The salute will be in the following
form : The pupils stand facing the
flag in the attitude of a military
salute and reoite in concert: "I
pledge allegiance to my flag and to
tho republic for which it stands, one
nation indivisible, with liberty and
justice for all."
Ocones County Alliance Meeting.
Tho Oconee County Al Han co will meet
on Saturday after the second Friday in
April, at 10 o'olook a. m., at Fairview
school house. W. M. Fennell, Pres.
J. K. Pickett, Seo.
If ho cares to do no-can teil R
? about the bulk coffee he H
where it originally came from. fl
waa blended-or With What fl
'hen roasted? If you buy your If.
looee by the pound, how can M
pect purity andfuniform quality f J|
ally unilorm In quality,
Ith and flavor. F-..r OVEB A
?cen thc standar*! coffee In
?na of homes.
I COFFEE ?? ?w?nlly ptw.ke?
' factories, ?nd until opened ta
om?, hmm no ennnce ol behan naul
I, or ot coming la contact witts tiviot, .
irma, or unclean anna?. ~.
COFFEE you get ono full
t upon getting the gi iiuine.
tr Y&luable preinfumB.)
0OL8ON SPICE CO., Toledo, Ohio.
Prohibition In United States.
The following is a summary of
'.onditi< ns over the United States :
Alabama has twenty prohibit ion '
count ion ; Arkansas, forty-four prohi
bition counties; California, ono hun
dred and seventy-li w prohibition
towna and oitios ; Colorado, fifty
towns and cities for prohibition ;
Connecticutt, ninety-four prohibition
towns ; in Delaware half tho State ie
prohibition ; Monda, forty-five coun
ties prohibition, thirteen counties
partial prohibition and only one hun
dred and twenty-five saloons in the
[ entire State ; Georgia, one hundred
and four oounties prohibition ; Illi
nois, six hundred and fifty towns and
cities prohibition ; Indiana, one hun
dred and forty towns prohibition ;
Iowa, all the State prohibition with
the exception of twenty-five cities ;
Kansas, prohibition ; Kentucky, forty
seven counties total prohibition,
thirty-five counties with ono license
town eaoh, nineteen counties with
two license towns each ; Louisiana,
twenty counties prohibition ; Maine,
prohibition ; Maryland, fifteen coun
ties prohibition ; Massachusetts, thir
teen no-license cities and two hun
dred and thirty-seven no-license
towns ; Michigan, four hundred
towns and cities prohibition ; Minne
sota, four hundred towns and cities
prohibition ; Mississippi, sixty-five
counties prohibition ; Nebraska, two
hundred and fifty towns and cities
prohibition ; New Hampshire, ono
hundred and forty-four towns prohi
bition ; New Jersey, two hundred
towns and oitios prohibition ; New
York, cities have lioense by State
law, and of thc nine hundred and
thirty-four towns having tho right of
local option, two hundred and eighty
five have total prohibition ; North
Carolina, only twenty counties out
of ninety-seven havo saloons ; North
Dakota, prohibition ; ohio, one hun
dred and forty-five towns under Beal
law, and several more under old law ;
Pennsylvania, twonty oounties and
six hundred towns and cities prohibi
tion ; Rhode Island, twenty towns
and cities prohibition ; South Caro
lina, dispensary law covers tho State ;
Tennessee, whole State prohibition ,
except eight cit ies ; Texas, one hun
dred and forty-one counties prohibi
tion ; Vermont, ono hundred and
thirty-eight towns prohibition and
improving ; Virginia, looal option
bill passed in spring of 1003, and
saloons reduced several hundred ;
West Virginia, forty out of fifty
three counties prohibition ; Wash
ington, fifty towiiB and cities prohi
bition ; Wisconsin, throe hundred
towns and cities prohibition.-Na
tional Advocate.
Tuesday, April 4lh, was a favora
ble day for Democratic candidates.
In Chioago, Kansas City, Leaven
worth, Jefferson City and St. Loni*
Democratic mayors were eleoted. In
Chioago Judge Dunne received the
largest vote ever cast for a mayoralty
oandidate, while the success of the
Democratic ticket in Kansas City and]
Leavenworth was a political revolu
tion. But experience has taught us
better than to repeat that favorite
but lately discredited saying about
"straws showing wbioh way tho wind
blows."-The State.
Out*** Gelant Prev?ate Pneumonia ._

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