The Easey Messonger.
truftilihe a lorch; Ike more it' sho00, it shinei.
VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 1884.
site fr'Iq q%|eszenger.
LOCAL AND COUNTY MATTERS.
EASLEY, S. C., JANUARY 4.
#6, MRS. P. A. OWNBEY will board
scholars for the Easley High School at
reasonable prices. jan 4, 1884-2t.
-Miss Pet Partlpy, a most enter
taining young lady from Anderson, is
visiting relatives in Easley
-Col. J. J. Norton, of Walhalla,
)assed throigh en route for Pickens on
-1THF MESSENGER wishes- Its read
ers A Happy New Year. Let others
add their names to our list.
-Santa Claus, on Christmas Eve.
)reseited our friend Smith, of Ander
soi county, with i live-pouid-boy.
-Col. J. E. HIagood, Clerk of tM~e
Uiited States Circuit Court, was in
town last Sunday. At present he is in
-Rev. W. 11. Kirton delivered a
good and an interesting sermon In the
Methodist Church on Sunday morning
-For convenience, hereafter our lo
cal and county news, etc., will be
fond oi our first page. Our editorial
natter will still be found on the second
-Rev. S. A. Gary has exhhited his
philanthropy, by the presentation of a
niice organ, to the congregation of
Enon Baptist Church in this county. A
noble gift it was.
-We return thanks to Messrs. W.
and 13. for their communications to be
found in this issue. We will be glad to
receive communications from our
friends, and will give theni a place in
-A very destructive fire occurred
in Greenville on the night of the 2nd.
A row of buildings, extending from
Freeman's bar on the corner of Wash
ington and Main Streets, up as far as
McPherson 's grocery store, was burn
ed. Doubtless some were insured. We
hav'nt heard the particulars of the fire.
-We solicit correspondents in all
parts of our County, whom we would
be glad would furnish us wit h marriage
andl death notices, and in fact aniythiing
worthly of note. Please bear in mind
to mtake your communications short
and to the point, as our paper is small.
-Riley Edds, who lived on. Rice's
Creek, about four miles above Easley,
died1 on last Friday night. One hour
p~reviou~s to his (death. he had becen at a
neighbor's house attending a p~arty,
anid about 9 o'clock he went home.
But before 10 o'clock he lay at corpse
from some sudlden, fatal disease, Hie
was buried at Liberty on Sunday. Rev.
S. A. Gary condlucting the funer'al ob
sequlies. We extend our sympathy to
-The young ladies of town gave a
Leap Year Party to the young men on
Tuesday night at the residence of A.
M. Folger. It was an exceedingly
pleasant affair,and-an interesting sight,
to see the fair forms take the lead.
Easley has been alive with anitsement
for the last few weeks, and this was an
oocasion that was much enjoyed..
--James Stegall, Mr. Hmit ani oth
ers In that vicinity. In this county,.
ha ve recently lost good and valuable
horses from blind staggers, which
causes alarmn. We have heard the fol
lowing remedy highly recommended
Knock the head out of a flour barrel,:
place rich lightwood in the barrel, set
ftire, place green pine tops over the
blaze, hold the horse's head over I he
barrel, placing it as far into the barrel
a you can, and relief wvill follow.
-The Knights of t h-. Golden Rule,
held a public meeting in the Chapel of
the Easley Academy oil ' Tiiesday
morning last. Col. It. E. Bowenl pre
sided oni the occasion, and introduced
to the audienice Capt. R. S. Morgan, of
G4reenville, who delivered an address.
We uiderstand it was tine, and was
aippreciated by th audience. Good
music was one of the interesting fea
tures of the occasion- This Benevo
lent Society seems to be puite a sue
cess in our midst, ald Awe tender it ouir
Attention is directed to the new ad
vertisement of the Easley Academy.
'T'he first Session of 1884 begins Jan
uary 14, amid continues six school
m1onliths. Senld in your Children and
have them educated at. one of the best
schools in thi wl")le country.
Also, read iotices of Public Sale antd
notice to Creditors an(d Debtors, by J.
It. Gosset, Esq.,.Adin'r.
Also, to new advertisement of C. P.
Runiion, who offers you better induce
ments for 1884, than ever before. Do
not rest until you h3ave found out what
he proposes to do.
-There is a negro gil-i in Lourens
county wit h the singularly poetic namne
of Fair Rosa Beauty Spot Temptation
11ouch Me Not. If here is any more
of her name we will certainly inform
our reCaders as soon ss the discovery is
-Immersion and close communion
arc saidl to be (lying out amnong tile
English Baptists. Dr. Spmurgeon's
church is said to be among thei few
holding the old1 faIth.
[For t he Messenger.
DACUsVIL~LE, Dec. 28. 1883.
Tw~o ladies near this place, each
gave birth to a chlld on Christrifas day.
Both lived in tihe same house, and both
namfedl Martha. R.
--The Ohio lIquor manufactu
rers and dealers have organized to
Prof. Moore's .Entertainment.
On last Friday evening, Prof. C. W
Moore, Principal of the Easley High
School, with a troup of good. actors.
selected from his roll of scholars, gave
a most enjoyable entertainment, con
sisting of 'isic taleiiux scenes and
charades, to a large 'an(] appreciative
iaudience. ii the main room of the
Like o.ther enltertainimeits, Prof.
Moore his g'veni bert4.ofore, it was
riuito sIccessfil. In them h never
fails to entertalin pleasaltly a large
aumiecfe. 'Ihe people inl goinig thre
kiiowv wh:it to look for, and they feel
that aniy titne spent at one of his en
tertainments will not be lost.
The object of the last was to raise
mioney for th Pt 1iano. This instra
ment was purchaed. whei the school
wis staIQrted hre about a y.ear ago.
The extant of the uisefuilnews . readily
arrive(d at, by simply atten(ling one of
these eIterltaitients, ad listening to
the sweet strainis of nmfiic. as they are
male by the accomplished young la
dies of town i and those in the vicinity.
The exercises opened list Friday
evNCing with a most touchinig tableaux
seie entitled, "Angel and Demon."
The angelic character was Miss m3amie
(uilh ain, who kept watch over the
slenping beauty: Miss Zoa Gilliland,
while Mac. Iliroins acted in the ca
paelty of '-lis Satanic Majesty."
Next inl order was a charade, "Coun.
try Cousins." This was'splendidi, an(l
was acted by Misses Nora Holcombe,
Lila Quillian, Lidie Robinsoni and Do
After th's the aulience listened to a
song, "Too Late to Marry," sung
sweetly by Misses Cora Olyde and Ma
Following this was a c'mrade, enti
tled, '"The Canvassing Agent,, acte(.
well indeed. by Misses Nettie Barton,
Mamie Quillian and Richard Berry,
Hovey Clyde and Willie Williams.
Next in order was anothe!r tableaux
scene, "Jealousy,'' Misses Cora Clyde,
Rachel Akins and Nora Holcombe.
Following this was a v'ery fine chia
rade, ini which all did well. The char
acters were Messrs. Thuoma~s undgens,
Willie Hlatnilton, Willie (irice an~d bil
After this the audience was shown
"'Courtship under Ditfleulties," carried
on by B. I)..Lenh:wrdt and Miss Lillie
G.~ossett, uinder the .tnischievouls direc
tioni of Elbert Hester.
Just at this p)oint it was the pleasure
of the audience to listen to that sweet
old song, "We Parted by the River
side." sonmg sweetly by Misses Lila
Quillian and Dora Folger. It was a
T1he entertainment closed with a
successful attempt at minstrelsy', by
the following young men : Messrs.
Ballus Higgins. Elhbert Hester Willi
Ilanuilton, Richard Berry, William
Grice and Mac. Higgins.
All the exercises were interspersed
with music; which added greatly to the
enjoyment of all. * Miss Lila Quillian
had the music in -charge, and reflected
much credit upon herself,
[For The Messenger.
Tournament at Payne's Store.
There was a 'ournainent ride at
Win. Payne's Store on the 26th nilt.
Tle day was pretty fair for the ride,
and by 12 o'clock a large crowd hid
gathered together for the interesting
scene, and by 1 o'clock all the riders
had assembled at the race track, with
their fine iorses, walting their-names
to be called before tiling fQr the lovely
cro W s.
John .I't Wil.1ai was the l'st to
ridlo through on wbeautiful swift-foot
The following named young men
were the- riders :ib. . Knox, J. B.
Jameson,.J. E. Kno i. M. Stewart,
Win. Snied, G.' W.' Iendricks. F. R.
Hendricks, J. T. WiIliman.
J. T. Wifiman 'on. the first prize,.
taking eight of the nitie rhigs. Tile
other successful KigIhts were: R. E.
Knox, J. B. Jameson alid Wn. Snied.
W. If. Thoas, of Six-mile, called up
the successful Knights before th
crowns were placed upon the lucky
young ladies' ieads, and made quite
an interesting address, which suilted
J. 'T. Williman crowned Miss Alice
Barnes; R. E. Knox crowned Miss
Eugenia Craig; J. 13. Janeson crown
ed Miss Ida Finley, and Win. Sneid
crowned Miss Lula Villiman. IT.
Easley Post Offce--Money Orders
and Postal Notes Issued.
No. Orders issued in 1883, 1,106.
Amt. of Postoffice Orders and Postal
N otes........................ $25,637.83
Amt. of Fees on sanie...... .174.37
IN o. Orders Issuted in 1882, 1,094..
Aimt. of Orders issued In '82, $24,827.08
Amt. of Fees on same.........'168.30
Increase in amount over 1882, 810.75
Total amount issued ini thme
patst two years........$0.4t.1
.-It is said that Emory Speer's
raid into this State will result in
the Senate refusing to confirm his
nomination as District Attorney of
--Subscribe for THEi MESSENGERt.
IMa rriedl, D~ecember 30t hi, by Rev. ..
D). TValley, at his residence, J1. A Smi~
MONS ai~nd Miss MARY OwvENS, all of
On D~ecember 30th, at thme residence~
of the bride, .J. C. ALLrEN, of (Greeni
ville couty, anid iMrs. CAIE A.
GARSON, of Orove Starinn
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