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MESSENoER, EAsley, S. C.
Please bear with us, while we
)ress the subject upon your con
sideration. It is one which our
newspapers should continue to
agitate, until the work is comple
ted, at any rate. Now that a vote
of the towns and townships are in
order for subscriptions to the road,
we )ropose that the citizens of
Easley Township call a mass meet
ing,. to be held in the interests of
our Railroad, at this place on some
day not in the distant future. Let
all get together and talk over this
grand scheme, and adopt such
measures as will soon call for q
large subscription. Oir Township
should subscribe at the least fig
ires, ten thousand dollars to thc
construction of the road. The
)eople are better able to give that
amount now than they were to givt
live thousand~ wheni the Air
Line Roadl was built. This Town
ship ini subscribing ten thousand1
dlollars, will greatly aid the build
ing of the road. It will be to the
TFownshiip a lasting enterprise, and
one that will bring to our Town
ship a thousand times the amount
inivested in'it. The (County sub
.scribedl one hundred thousand to
the Air Lie'road, and without it
where would we be to-day ? We
would live in an isolated part of
the world, only accessible by hack
lines and private conveyances, and
only visited by those generally,
who through the force of necessity
would be compelled to come. Our
farmers would have to content
themselves with selling their pro
duce in a poor market, or hauling
it for many miles to a better. The
Air-Line has been of alnost in
calculable value to our very pro
gressive county and let us try to
reap as much benefit from our new
road as we have from the Air-Line.
Will the citizens of the town
('all a mass ineeting? The columns
of Tim I MESSENGER are .open for
Col. W. H. Perry, State Senator
from Greenville, has been brought
forward as candidate for the next
Governor, in the event that Gov.
Thompson will not desire a re-elec
EXTRA TERM OF U. S. COURT.
We see from "The Greenville
News," that a term of the United
States Court is called in Green
ville, to be opened on the first
Monday in February.
-The "t Saluda Argus" has
again changed hands. As editors,
Messrs. W. K. Blake and T. F.
Riley have resigned, and Mr. Ri
ley has sold out the enterprise to
Messrs. Hogan, an ex-editor of
0 The Argus," and Talbert, who
will, in the future, have charge of
[For The NMessenige-r.
Meeting of Elders and Deacons.
At thr reqest of Rev. J. R. Riley.
D.D., a meeit ing of Elders and Dea
cons of all teit' Preshvterian ch irclies
in Piekens coniity. was called to be
held at Carmel chulirch, oil Saturday.
At. til hour appointed the mecetilt
was called to order, aind opened( wit l
inging, reading Orhe Scriptonrea al
prayer by Dr. Riley, who explAtled
:h" object of th Meeting to he to en
ter into am organmization of Elers and
Deaconis, holinlg annlual mneetinigs. f-m1
pirjpose of unity of action and of con
ferring together more fully as to each
Upon mlotionl, Rt. E. Bowen wa
Gvvle, requested to act as secretarV.
D)elega1tes wereF enlrolledl from the
followving chx urchses, viz:
Boggs, J. 1P. Glenn. l)eacons, .J. M.
Smuithx, F'. M1. Glenn, John1 M. Glenn,.
Central-Eide r T1. WV. Folger, and
D)eaconu W. E. Belo:te.
Libierty--Elders J. A. Dloggs and( WV.
Mt. leaosant-Elders R. E. Bowen,
D). Grice. WV. WV. Ford, ('. T1. Martin.
Deacon. W. A. Mauldin.
Petrmnanxent officers we're elected by
icelamatias follows : . Et. BowenI,
Presidlent; IDr. TV. W. Folger, Vice
President, anid J. P. Glenn, Seere.
An Execti ve Committee was elect
ed, viz : T. WI. Folger, D). Grice,
.John M. (lenn, WV. K. Boggs, and J.
E. Boggs. Tiha Presidenit was added
to this comifttee, and( 11)1 up nmot ion,
made its chairman to draft a constitu.
ion and1 by3-lawvs to be~ suibmittedl for
consideration at t he first annual meet
inig, w hich, upon another motion, will
be held at Liberty church, on Friday
before the 2d Sabbat h in August, 1884.
D~r. J. R. Riley was made an. honor
It wan dccidcd that t his nrgnniztinn
Hardware, Cutlery, T
A'eIlts als) for the celebrl,
and Separators. Hlege's 1Im1
depe::dent and Simultaneous
~Jani 18 -3mu
sh-all be known as "the Piedment Con
ferenmce of EIders and Deacons."
U6Inder a motion made and adopted
that the eh irehes through their repre
eiltives present give a stateient :Is
to their tina.-ncial and swpiritual condi
tion -Carmeli, %et.ral Liet and
Mt. Pleasait reported, showing that
some of the churches seemeIId to be inl a
pro)sperous condition, gvini libeaily
to the various scheies of the General
A.seIbly o oir chich, and increas.
ing to some1 extent ill member-ship.
11p)nI loti)ln of 'T. W. :1ger, a
(olnnitte(e of one from vuehi of the
(hurches present % as appoilted to re
tie at on11 and confer wit DI. Riley
in reference to his muinisterial labors
among uts. After at short conisultattioni
he connniutt ee retulrnedi andt. reported
I hat Dr. Riley3 prefers to dev~ote his
whole time as pastor of the tive
chuIrcheCs no0w under' his charge. '1The
report wa recivedl as in format ion, an
upon firt h:ar miot ion, a commlit tee of
ten, one Elder and onie Deacon from
each of the chutrchies, was app)Iointedl
to confer with their respective church
es, regniestinig t hem to hold congrega
tional meet ings to conisider the p~ropo
sitioni ini reference to employing Dr.
Riley as pastor for the whole of his
The pr1oceedin~gs of this meeting
were orderedI to be p)ublishied in the
Upon motion, the meeting then ad
journ'ied to meet at Liberty church on
Friday before the 2d Sabbath in Au
gust, 1884, at 11 o'clock A. M.
R. E. BOWEN, Pr'es,
J. P. GLENN, Secretary.
-Acase was tried in .Jeff'erson, Ga.
against a genitlemiani w ho inv~ested his
ward's money in confederate bonds.
They sued him for it, and the jury
found for the ward to the amount of
what the confederate bonds were worth
at the ime the investment was made.
POE & CO.,
ron, Nails, Agrioul
ted Enise Engines, Gins,
pIroe Saw jiLls, with In.
B arg ains !
Ve wv ill sell
cler of our
(at gr-eatly ve
IF YOU WANT BARGAINS iN
BE SURE TrO GiVE US A CALL.
A Oood Supply of
Always on Hand.
HUDGEN8 & HUDGEN8.,
Easley, S. '2
3& W. S. GREoRt, our Fore
man, is authorized to receive and
contract for Job Wrork, &c.,for THE
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