Entered at the Postojice at EAsley,
S. C., aw Second Class Matter.
HU DGENS, IIAGOOD& CO., Prop'rs.
A. W. IUDGEN ', Editors.
J. R. IIAGOOD, Editors.
EASLEY, S. C., OCT. 19, 1883.
It will be remembered by the
readers of THE MEssENGER, that
in our last issue we gave a por
tion of the controversy existing
between Commissioner Barrett, of
Pickens, and A. M. Howell, of
Greenville. In this issue, on ac
count of one or more cogent rea
sons, we propose to treat of the
matter ourselves. It should seem
perfectly natural, in as much as
Pickens County is so directly con
cerned, that her county papers
should remark upon the subject.
We are here to advocate Honor,
Justice an(d Truth. Each of
these we are willing to deal out to
Mr. Barrett, either as they may,
be, for, or against him. He is ini
a public position, and his acts,
whether good or evil, necessarily
concern the public, The charge
made against him is a serious one,
and one which should insure the
closest attention. If the people of
Pickens County have been unlaw
fully used as the means of Com
missioner Barrett filling his pri
vate purse, then it is h:gh time for
them to take some steps, whereby,
iii some way they might receive,
amends for the outrages perpetra
ted against them. '-It is never
too late to (do good.'' If there are
facts sufficiently strong to war
rant an investigation of Mr Barett's
conduct, then we think it only!
right that our people should apply
to the U. 8. Government for' its
thorough investigation. If it will
stand an honest test, then we will
state it to the pubhlic for his bene
it, if it shculd fail to do that
wc wvill not be less severe ini our
criticisms upon him. We shall
endeavor to uphold law and order,
but is it right in any public charac
ter, to so far pervert that lawv and
order, as to incur uncalled for ex
penfses on our government, and~
injuries onl private individuals ?
What have the people to say ?
Tni~ recent decision of the Uni
ted States Supreme Court on the
Civil Rights Bill will be received
throughout the South with s:atis
faction. A strong undercurrent
of prdblic opuiin would bave for
Aver prevented the social egnality,
contemplated by this infamous
bill, con('cived in hatred and pas
sed hy a dominant party to humi'.
late ihe 'citizins of pn soi of
our omuiion countty. Qr eople
could not b& driven to adt ainst
thehi convictions of right by this
bill which has hung as a menace
over them for nine years, but they
are always willing to give the ne.
gro all the rights that are his tin
der the Constitution.
PROF. MOORE ON EDUCATION.
We take great pleasure in call
ing the attention of the public to
the address ot Prof. Moore on Ed
ucation, which appears on the first
and fourth pages. We feel satisfied
that if the columns of THE MEs
sEx<;ER should forever be graced
with such matter as is contained
in this speech, our paper could
not fail to show itself a literary
success. .The fluency with which
Prof Moore delivered it, was ex
cee(ligly striking and iinmeasur
al)ly interesting. The people of
Easley might well congratulate
themselves on their excellent
school and the teachers thereof.
It certainly challenges comparison
with any other school of the like
in the State. It is so well attend
ed and so well disciplined that it
is already a success. For the
young it is a perfect Kinder-Gar
ten. For the older it has equal
advantages, and for the oldest it
offers the finest avenues to the
fountain head of knowledge. May
the Professor's home be in our
midst for time yet to come, and
his potent influences ever spread
from house to house, until all,
like himself, wvill be able to appre
ciate the importanca of' letters and
realize the happiness resulting
from an acqluai ntanceship~ with
Mit. A. G. REMBERT, of Sumter,
S. C., has been elected as Junior
Prof esser to the Chairs of Greek
and French, in Wofford College.
Mr. Rembert is a menmber of the'
Senior Class of the College, andl
his election to the Professorship
above stated, is the highest honor
which is in the power of Wofford
to confer. She might well feel
proudl of her rising sons. This
one we know, has fine qualifica
tions for his high post of' duty.
lIe bore off at the last Commence
ment, the Duncan Greek Medal,
and also the Medal in the dlepart
ment of Science.
-Learn the true value of time ;
snatch and enjoy every mnoment.
Never fall a prey to idleness and
-It is vain to gather virtues
without humility, for the spirit of
God delighteth to dwell in the
henrts of theC humble.
Tbe Civi RightM s Bill.
W8 1ITTON, ;Oct. 15 th.--The
nio i hiportant 'decision rendered
by the Supreme Court of the U. S.1
tL-day was, that in the five cases,
comrmonly known as the Civil
Rights' cases, which were submit
ted to thb Court on prirnted argu
ments about a year ago. The
Court in an elaborate and careful
ly prepared opinion by Justice
Bradley, holds that the first and
second Sections of the Act of Con
gress, of March 1st., 1875, enti
tied "An Act to Protect all Citi
zens in their Civil and Legal
Rights,". are unconstitutional and
void, and judgfments should be ren
dered upon the indictments accor
--We seldoin find people un
grateful as long as we are in a
condition to do them a service.
T. Lo JONES,
WEST END, GREENVILLE, S. C.,
Is prepared to make and furnish all
kinds of Monuments ani Ileadstones.
from tfie coiUnonlest to tle 1inest pol
i.(hed Granite, &c., I the neatest style,
Iid as lelp as the cheapest.
One and All,
ROBINSON & WYATT
EASLEY. S. C.,
1Hlas just received their Fall
and Winter' stock of goods,
and Grocers Drugs.
ariiGive us a call andl we will be sure
to sell to you if low prices are desired.
Oct I2-1 2m
Dry Goods Emporium
DR. J. W. QUJILLIAN,
Easldey, S. C.,
Still lives, anid he dlesires to thank
he pub Hec for their liberal patronage ini
thme past, andl say to them that his
Notions, Haits, Caps, Boets anl Shoes,
Hardwvare, heavy and Fancy Groceries,
Paints, Oils. Glass and Dye Stuff', are
com~lplete at PA N IC PR fCES
To the Ladit~s I deswire to say that 3my
Fall pock of Millinery' lha just comm
In, em~bracIng all the Latest. Novelties.
and Liitest Stylesd of Hhts, Bionniets.
Ribbons mind Neck wear, all at BOT
TOM PRTCES.. siOall and see me
and you will be pleased.
In all its' branches,' done by
Easley, S. C.
Give hin a call and #ntisfaction will
be given. both as to work and charges.
C. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
To-day The "Leader of Low Prlces."
, 'k - :o: _
We are making a magiulfloet display
of elegant new
"Erall axid .--injxteDr
When yon are out shopping, (o not
fall to call and inspect our toinese ine
We have the most complete assortmei it
of Worsteds from 10c. per yard up to
the linest imported fabrle0.
A Large Stock of Boots and Shoes.
Our Variety Is unexcelled for beauty
.and dIiablilty. LadIes, MI'sses, anti
children's Shoe, all made In the lttest
Styles. We have a large lot of the
genulne "Sitting Bull" Boot, unsur
passed for beauty, and the most dura
ble Boot ever sold hi our town. Price
GROCERIES A SPECIALTY.
Cotton Buyer for Exports to New
Oct 12--1 2m
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To see the Circus will not creatte the
excit-eimenit that our Biargains hi Bedz,
Bureais, Chairs, Tables, and every
elegant and tasteful furnishing of your
house with Bedroom and Parlor Siit
of all grales. Coe one, come all and
and be convinced that you cannot get
more gnod-s for less money than we
A general line of Undertaker's Sup
plies always on hand.
Cotins trimmed at all hours, and in
sty!e to slit pulrchasers...
EASLEY, S. C,
A. M. RUNION,
Proprietor Furniture House.
A new lot of Ladies Hats,
Ribbons and Laces.
Just received, a new lot of
Special bargains in .Boots
Just r eceived, a Cheap lot
Give me a call, and I
Lime! Lime! Lime !
CAN BE BOU2GIIT OF
HL. J. QIQGNALLI.T,
Easley, 8. C.,
Either in Car Load Lots or
by the single bar'rell at very
"Job work of all kinds done At
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