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ghe fgzegle Saesefger.
J. R. HIAGOOD, Editor and Prop'r.
EASLEY, S. C.. JANUARY 4.
Alaswer to "YOs O 1."
Dear friend, I've listened to your suit.
Youve asked me Yes or No ?
I'm not the girl to act the lirt
Tro ga i ra pitbgu;
Nor I the Viai'd to tiruiitvayv,
Ini anger and( dlisgut,
The mnit) who Simply s 1ks my h1nd
"Igldl u lving trgekg g
i cannot fusk likeo41ett4 f4sk'W.
N or do as traitors do;
My vord is simple and my bond,
And shall be so to you;
VI'mbut, agh] tinln1d,-IOngVS't.-gir
A tIen4t Ti .iyvto be;A .
Whintever answer I shall give
Your canl depenld on me.
I like to Ihink of honest m-11
O mIlel.whupe hen t. art, t e,
ny i p r r1 do d ake
And silih I k ii Ie vou,
Y6d'1ve asked ind toin&your ' fe.
'hIl-t's all I should have hI Ie.ird,
I know you mevanl just w hit 3ou sy.
For you hvI VpaSS(e1 our word.
You've told ie t 1 m1t'*for one lonig year.
You've loved rue asyour life;
Nov in aniswering' ""Yes or Nc,'
I tell you 'tis no strife.
"li deepest waters (uie't sle:
The shallowm urmiglw
All the answer "I give or ask
Is brielly-Yes or No.''
If I say Yes, you'll be rejoiced;
You'll not (Jenspair, if No.
That's not the way I must be loved
BY him wh)o is 1113' beau.
You're "'but ai lonest business mani,
As all your dealings show;''
lRat now yountIg Ianl, I'm not for sale.
I anIswer'l brViely-No!
Greenvrille, AS. C., Dec. 29, 1883.
CnRP ESTInMAT1's. -,J. R. Dodge,
Sta:1tistiiln of t he Agicuiltuiral D)epart
esMtimates of t he prileip~aJ crtop)s of the'
yeair 1883, which are to be prinited as
a speeial report for D)ecember. They'
show that potatoes, asM well as5 all other
roots, and oats, have grown) Iuixurianit
ly and yielded abundantly. Thei aver-I
age yield of corni per' acre for t he pr'es
ent year, Mr. D~odge says, is uear'ly 23
blushels, or, miorec exactly, by pre'lim
aV'y estimuates, 22 7-10, wh~eh is within
12 per cent. of the aver'age yiel for a
ser'ies of years, or 1,531l,360,83-> bush
The wheat Cr'op is slightly in excess
of 400 000,000 bushels, anid thre cotton
pr1oducZ(t, as shiowni by thre December r'e
turns, is about 6,000,000 bales. There
will be annt her investigatioln after the
(lose of the cottonr harvest and tihe
shipment of a largec port Ion of t he cr'op,
when'1 pr'eise r'esults can be appr)loached
miore rnear'ly thran has hit her'to beeni
---Very few men are so stingy
that they will not share a kiss with
a pretty girl. _____
--The dark ages--a 'woman be
tween twenty-five nde sixty
The Greeniville Daily News and Our
A comparlson of t he tax levies for
this year and last year will suggest
some questions to tax payers.
The State levy is five mills which Is
i fourth of a mill more than it was in
1883 on an assessment live millions less.
In otw(l' words, thd people will Ie re
(IIuired to pay aboit'$80,000 more ext
year thati they did last year, ilt Iongl
the CoImptroller-Generi in his very
copllete and able report estinaited
that we woNld need about $60.000 less
than last year and' Ih-it the neessary
amRuIt conhl be raised by a tax of
Woe h1 y %beel1 iriingtaxes Stead
ily anld persist ently despite the reven
1o fo te spaesdu all heeange
of IhI1" peInitentiary from a heavy eost
to a sou trce 6f revenue. ' 111 1877.'78,
Ih, first. year of luliisputed Denio
eratic sway, our Sute taxes were
$(..0,000 ; in 1878-7) t i -y were $368,
000 ; last year tly were $(8.000 ;
this year t 'y ' a'ire $~50,000. 'Th
counties are kteping step with th
State, and about htIrf of thei tlhe'
coilnty taxationi is higher ilh Iml it was
Now, w hN111.11 and w h re is th.s thing
'oilg. to Stop'? Iow far :e we ro
inIIg' We pay ourio State anlld coun-e ty
legislation by short teriis, omr piblic
.cho'ols areb wrt N1ch3-dly iladeq ulte.
We save at all the small s.piggots and
let the mney flow oit thloyiih the
hung holes inl thousandlls alid teins of
ShI I oua n ds.
O1ur hole system and idea of gov
(.rInmiienlt Ilst be clalgl(i we are to
prosper avl main I Itain supremnc.
'I h11 State muIst he run on busin I'ess
pl iniciples with as few niwn as possi
ble, and those men good, fit and w elI
4o10ug(.h paid to commiand then services.
We". mvusbandon lxuries , tmn
'-imlplicity an d coin nercinIIiruiles, re
fusinig to sp~el a dolhllr for anmylting
but the acnituial expenses (of conductingo
a g"OVrnent amid attend(in~g to thme
Our county goverinmts ouglht to
be remnodkled, the niumber' of o.file1rs
redc~led andii the~ saaries of th->se who
rema)in madle adequate to supp)Jort hem
MoREns aerous THAN Gon).
Young men, banish all idleas of
marrying wealth ! Earn it, then
you will appreciate it and know
how to save it. .if you cannot
bring her a pure heart and an uin
tarnshed repuiitation bring her what
a Greek maiden once said she
would bring to her husband :What
gold cannot pur'chase---a hea-tV un
spotted and virtue without a stain,
which is all that descended to me
from my parents." Get a wifc
who has what Dri. Watts calls
"'Wealth above what earth can
grant and( lasting as the mind."
Then will married life be pleasant
and 'agreeable, and the end be
peacefuil and triumph~lant.
-ubscr'ibe for THEri ME1SSENGER.
BLYTHE & MAYFIELD,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Practices in the S/ate and
1. S. Courts.
Prompt attention to all bisiness.
O0 office ilk Law Range. j
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I. A. COOK,
- 1 1aV\ V,
GOODS, &C., &C.,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Call oni me ai.d exam'w the
"Excelsior Cook Stove"
before you b1y elsewIere.
It Wholesale,1 Oh'leaper than11 theC
L. P". JOHNSON. F. P. CLELAND.
AN) UIP TO
-lhou1ld h:tve their Pictires tfaken at
.TOHNSON & CLELAND'S
G;ALLEFRY, G;REENVILLE, S. C.
Wec are pr'epatredl to umake FERRIO
rYPES, PHlOTOORtAPIIS, Copy and
Good Pictures made in cloudy
Neather. Pay us nor no one else
For poor Pictures.
.J0HNSON & CLELAND,
Jatllery ini t he SouthA.
ADAM~ C. WELBOPRN,
Counsiellor at Law,
GREE~NVILLE, S. C.
Tractices in the State and
Office in~ Cleve'alan Block, over Isaa~c
LJ, t NIX,
VITTORNEY AND COU..SELOR AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
P~ractices in tihe State and.Uniited
Nili"- 0f11ce ini Manfsio. HIouse, -161
To see the Circus will not cre.tite the
exciteicnt tallt olr Bargalins in Ieds,
llmireait. Chairs, 'jables, and every
elegant and tasteful furnihing of yotur
houise with Bedroom lanid Parlor Suiits
of all grades. Cone one. come all aid
and be colvin)ced that you calnot get
more goods for less money than we
A general line of tindertaker's Sup
plies always on hand.
CoflIns trimlled ait ill hourS, and h
sty!e to stilt purchasers.
EASLEY, S. C.
A. M. IUNION,
Proprietor Furniture House.
J. H. RA9PEY,
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, ,N
TIONS, MILlINERY, BOOTS,
SH OES, HATS, &c.
EA6SLEMA i, S. .
A new lot of Ladies hIats,
Ribbons and Laces.
Just received, a new lot of.
Special bargains in Boots
Just leceived, a Cheap lot
Give me a call, and 1
C. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
T1o-day Thie "Leader' of Low Prices."
We are making a mgnifleent disphay
of elegant new
]Fa11 and -winter~
When yon are out shopping, (do not
fail to call and inspect our inmense line
We have the mlost compleIte assortuimnt
of Worsteds from l00. per yard UP to
the fi nest [iported fabrics.
A Large Stock of Boots and Shoes.
Our' variety is uinexcelled for beauty
anid dlurability. Ladies, isses, .nn'd1
childrPen's Shoes, all made in the latest
Styles. We have a large lot of the
gcIuine ''Sitting Bull'' Boot, unsur
passed for' beauty, an(d the most duara
ble Boot ever' sold in our town. Pr'ie
GROCERIES A SPECIALTY.
Cotton Buyer for Exports to New
(GEO.W. TAYLoR. JAMES P. CARY,
TAYLOR & CARY,
.A.ttorneys at TLaw-,
PICKENS C. HI., S. C.