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L90AL ANQD _ 1TER$*
ao. A goOd Wheeler A Willson
Sewing NAchine can be bought cheap
from RUDGENS & RUDGENS.
MissEs LtLA LANNING and Looper
are paying a visit to Easley. We bpe
that it might be a pleasant one
R9v'. D. W. Iofrt haA ioved to
town. He is the pastor of the Baptist
Church. He occupies the residence of
MISS M. J. HENRY, who has done so
much for the cause of education in our
midst, left us on Thursday for her
home in Due West. She leaves sad
J. MeD. BRUCE, formerly of Pick
ens, has made his home In our, midst.
We are glad to have such an adeession
to our town. He Is to be found at the
store of W. M. ilagood & Co.
WANTED, One Thousand bushels of
Corn. Will pay the highest niarket
price In cash.. OWN1BY BROS.
THERE is a young man living near
the-Cedar Rock who we guess is going
to bring her in soon. le has sown
wheat on four farms, oats upon anoth
er and has hmber in his yard to build
a new house. We wonder if the num
her of strings to his bow corresponds
with the number of farms he cultivates.
CAPT. A. IV. IIUDGENS and wife re
t urn their thanks to those who rescued
their daughter on- Wednesday night
last. They state that Miss Blanche
has one severe burn oui her left arm,
and a slight one on her right cheek.
Mr. J. R. Gossett in his attempt to
extinguish the flames had three of his
OWNBEY BRos. Nyill have on Exhi
bition for the next four weeks, nmany
curiosities in CIIRISTiMAS GOODS,
Fire-Works, Toys of every description,
&c. They extend a p~ressing~ invitation
t o their many friends and customers
who desire goods ini that line to call
and examine their immense stock B-4
TRIAL JUSTICE'S COUR.--The fol
lowing cases have beeni disposed of by
Judge Gossett dlurIng the past week :
M. J. Smith, Agent, vs. Wmn. Stegall.
Summons for debt decree for Plaintiff
for delat and costs.
M. J. Smith, Agent, vs. G. W. Ste
gall. Summons for dlebt decree for
Plaintiff for debt and costs.
The State vs. Lilly' Foster. Peace
warrant; Defendant discharged.
The State vs. A manda Hendricks.
Petit larceny; Defendant acquitted.
The State vs. Will. Sitton. Petit
larceny; case settled, Defendant pay
T1he State vs. Melville Owens. As
sault and battery; case settled, De
fendant paying costs.
The State vs. T1ally Norris. Con
cealed weapons; case settled, Defend
ant paying coAts.
The State vs. Melville Owings. Con
cealed weapons; esse settled, Defend
ant payhng costs.
The State vs. lJIose Blake and Cisero
laike. Petit larcesny; case setled,
Defenannts naying osts.
CLOSING OF THE EASLEY HIGH
The formal closhig of bhis well estab
lished school took place on Wednes
day night last, in the presence of a
concourse of patrotns and visitors.
The spacious chapel 'of the Academy
"was full to over-ftowing." Never
was there a time in the history of Eas
ley, when a school entertainment re
ceived so much merited attention, as
the one Just given. The residents of
the town turned out en masse, and
crowds of the people from different
portions of the County name in to
witness the grand results to be brought
about by an education. Prof. Moore
and his assistant, Miss Henry, have
built up a school here, which, if it
should continue to be properly patron
ized, will do more to promote the so
cial interests of our town and commu
nity, than any other secular influence
that could be brought to bear upon
them. The influence of education in
our midst has become more potent
than ever. It is because Prof. Moore
has labored so earnestly for the good
of our youthful generation, andl he has
offered rare opportunitles for the
school boys and girls to exhibit the
grand results of his fine teaching. On
Wednesday night he gave every stu
dent In school an opportunity to show
to his or her parents and friends,
what they have acconplished under
his instruction. From the smallest to
the largest, all had their share. The
exercises were opened by speeches
from the boys, and recitations by the
little girls. 'They showed that they
had reaped the benefits to be derived
from the oratorical instruction, of
their "silver tongued" speaker. Many
of them bid fair to join tlhe 'grand
phalanx' of orators, who sh-l sway
the world with their stentorian tones
And the music, the very "food of
love," it was deligh tful. Th~le exercises
were interspersedl with It. Bear' with
us, while we umention the quartette.
"In the Starlight" sung by Misses
Robinson, Quillian, Gilliland anid Fol
ger. It was enough to hold spell
bound an audience for a prolonged pe.
riod of time. Nothing to us is half
as sweet as music ! T1hen a long lin1"
of little girls, who seemed to be bt.
'chance visitants' here, sang a choru:
sweet enough to stir the humamn soul to
pleasant emotions of Intense joy.
Following all this, were the Ohar..
ades. Prof'. Moore was cho)ice in his
selection of them, anid each one was
calculated to interest any mudience.
All the actors showed themselves off to
an advantage. TIhe study for t he stage
has become very popular here. Many
are very efficient, and1 one young man
who bore the nameof Zach,-wlth "po
etical Illusions" ye ndored hhnaxself the
co-efficient of Peggy Jane. Edeh
piece was good and entertaining. -An
other young man on thme stage, had to
content himself withibei ng-entertained
by his sweetheart's little sister, while
the young men of the audience were
pairedl off' with- those whom they
seemed to regard 'the loveliest of their
sex.' .1The expression of thei' ecstatic
feelings were only hemmed in.. by the
large crowd that surrounded t hem.
On serious accldeht happened. Just
before the curtains were drawn aside,
Miss Blanche Hudgens, daughter of
Capt. A. W. Hudgens, who was to
take part in the piece had her dress,
which was made of white Swiss, to
catch oi fire. It was burned en
tirely off. Some of the men near the
stage,jumped to her rescue, and after
a short time succeeded in putthig out
the flames by means of an overcoat.
She doubtless would have added ntelh
to the pleasure of the evening but was
so badly burned at the time that she
was carried home at once. We are
glad to report her better this (Thurs
day) morning, and hope to see herout
IN the departure of Mr. Sadler and
ftmtily we lose some of our most re
tfined and worthy residents, lie will
make his home in Anderson Co., where
he will farit for the next year.
OUR PICKENS LETTER.
PICKENS C. 1., Dec. 13 883.
DEAR MESSENGER: Our own is
always newsy, but is not all of th 3 pa
You shall have only the paper kind
and it is hoped that over-running good
humor will not pass through vivid
imagination and be converted into any
thing else but gishing good humor.
Weston 's show was hare Friday and
Saturday nights. We will not call it a
humbug, for th re are a few good
things connected with it, but the
greater part of It is thin.
C. E. Robinson is off for Columbia
this week and will come back it lawyer.
Christmas don't promise to be extra
lively here, but there may be a change,
as we believe most of the young men
of t.he towi belong to the school of
C(hirles Robinson is good authority
onl "presumptive Cnegations."' He
swoonied away into a trance at the
show the other night and1( told volumes
of things he cannot do wheni "Richard
is himself ." WVhet h er the instruments
of dar'kness or of light had him he
know eth not.
Mrs. Mart ha Gunithrop andl her
dau gh~ er, Mattie, were comit ited to
jail here last, Saturday on a cbarge of
I nfanutic ide.
J. McD. Bruce, one of our boys, bids
',kens farewell to pitch his tent in
isley. WVe. give him upl exceedingly
"elnetanitly. Old associations with
Mc. hive been so dlear and pleasarit
that the separation leaves a sting. IHe
belongs to i h:it type of friends which
should be grappled to a fellows soul
wit h hooks of steel. He needs no comn
mendiation to your town. .if he did
we would add the fervent comm~fend~a
tion of an old friend. We wish him
super-abundant pleasure and real gen
uine success in our neighbor town.
Sheriff Mauldint is all the time lean
ing against the crop of somne default
0. H. P. Fant and son, Davis, have
been on a short visit to relatives here.
Your correspondent retuxrn s thanks
to Mayor Griffin for a complimentary
to Weston's .enter'tainiments. C.
JA MES 11 OWA RD XNOWLER.
The death of this estimable young
man occurred Mt Ztuih. thyltzerland:
on the 25th of last November, le
was from Spartanbug, S. C., and for a
long time he was in dellcate. health.
For some years past. he was the vie
tim of a chronic disease. Many efforts
were made to effect a cure, but they
were all in vain. He accompanied
Prof. James H. Kirkland, recently of
Wofford College, in this State to Eu
rope last Stuminer, where he hoped to
have regahled his health, and where lie
might begin the study of law. He
was vaore than once a student at Wof
ford College. He had a quick mind
ad in the Literary Society, his abilities
as a speaker and a writer, were corn
parable to any In his class. Had he
been blessed with health doubtless his
future would have been marked with
much success. But "death entered his
door," and his remains now lie imbed
ded beneath tbe sod of a foreign land
He leaves a heart-broken and gentle
mother, a loving sister, and a kind
brother to mouru'lis loss. The writer
and himself were class-mates in Col
lege and room-mates at home. Their
association was the development of an
intimate ac uaintanceship and his
death is deeply felt.
To the hereaved family we extend -
our feelings of deepest synpathy.
J. R. HIAGOOD.
Our Cotton Market has been quiet
and lower. Sales for the week 102
bales. We quote:
Bacon.................... .......8 @ 81
Flour per barrel ............. ......$6 $8
I Shirting.............................5@ 6
4-4 " ......................... .....7 @
Y arns ..................................... 8'Ca
.otton.................... ......8 @9t
O hickens ...................102
Corn............... ..................70 75
GEO. W. TAYLOR. JAMES P. CARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
.Attom~er at T....aw,
PICKENS C. H1., S. C.
JT. K. RAUPEY,
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, NO
TIONS, MILLINERY, BOOTS,
SHOES, HATS, &c.
I will selt at Easley,
DECEnLYBER 26tha, at Auctiona,
a Lot of ABoots and shoesM,
Wooden and Tin Ware, a nice
Lot of Picture Framnes, Glass
and Crockery Wan'e, and sei'
eral othner valuable and uusefhul
Comne One, Comne All, and get
J. MY. RAMPEY.
Dec 14 2t
Oni the Pied mont Air-Line Rail
Road, of trainus arriving at Easley,.
No. 50, (Passenger) arrive. ..7:11 A. N.
No. 52, " " ...5:53 P. M.
No. 18, Local Freight " ....6:45 P. ii.
No. 51, (Passenger) arrive..0:34 P. N.
No. 53, " " .. 3:07 P. M:.
No. 17, Loc~al Freight '' ,..5:13 A. N.
All of the above trains carry passeni