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road as the world was built a piece at
a time. In view of our stopping at
the foot of the mountain for a while,
or even for good, I addressed a letter
to Col. Peek asking it, in his judge
menit, InI that event the road would
-pay. You know Col- Peck is recog
Inize as one of tie 1ost accomplished
railroad men of the whole couutry.
lie is a quiet, level-headed man, and
no one considers more closely what he
ways before he speaks. In addition he
knows well the country in South Caro
ina, having been the manager of the
Air-Line Road before accepting his
present position of the South Carolina
Railway. The Colon'l was good
enough to reply t6 me at length,going
freely into facts and fIgures, but to
summarize his reply, it was that, in his
ludgement, the road under these cir
cu.mstances could be reasonably expec
ted to pay 7 per cent. upon its cost.
-We copy the following communi
eation, on the advantages of our new
Railroad, from the "Pickens Senti
nel," and suggest that more of our
citizens correspond with their county
pr -rs, and give their views and opin
1oa. -f the projeet, as it is certainly
deserving of attention :
"MR. EDITOR: In your last issue of
"The Sentinel," your article on the
Carolina, Cumberland Gap and Chi
eago Railroad. reminds ms very much
of the little girl that found the hen's
nest. She said she would not tell any
body where it was-it was in the cut
ting box. So you say you will not ad
vocate a county subscription, but you
give the figures and show ip very
plainly what profit it would be to the
people. Now just let us come right
squiar at, the people. I do not think
there ought to be a county subscrip
tion, bnt certainly Easley and P"ickens
Townshins should subscribe to the ex
tent of their ability, with Eastatoe and
Pumpkintown Townships, at least half
a scholar. I am in accord with you
and your figures, for if he Railroad
was built, it would be a very short
while until it would pay its own way.
TJhirty-five mifles of railroad is no small
item, and really when the figures are
properly shown up it will be a revenue
instead of a tax. I did not live in
Pickens County at the time she miade
lhe subscription to the railroad, but I
saw men from Pickens after it was de
cided that the subscription would have
to be paid, and 1 heard men say they
intended to leave the county, but they
would have to give away their land.
But now look at the effects; those very
men do not have to give it: away, but
do niot wa&nt to go, because their lands
have increasedl double since that time,
though they pay 8 mill railroad tax.
You seem to raise an objection to a
c'ounty subscription, or rat her hint It.
8o do I, for It do0es not look right for
m he western and eastern townships to
pay an equal ta~x with those towneblps
t hat t he road run tbrough, but li you
please, look what has been done for
Hlurrieame Township, knownl as Pea
Ridge, by this rise of the price of land.
The extremes of the county have been
benefltted, lands on Pea Rige have
gone up 100) per cent., and so in other
extreme sections, anid It will still go on.
Thke Dfan tbhat e.xnects &hat thbese sub..
scriptions and railroads are 61ing to
rui us will have to wait jIs .alout as
long as the nian did that sat on the
bank of the river for all the 'water to
run by so he could pass over on dry,
ground; Railroad and money spent for'
them has never ruiied any country..
We would be glad to hear from the
people. I am in favor of township
subscriptions. The man that owns
$10 worth of property pays jast as
much tax in proportion to his property
as the man of $100, and is profited by
the road in proportion.
PRo Bowo PUtiJJco.
Wo KILLED 1IIM.-Here lies a
dead man. Ile is weltering In bis
blood. A ghastly wound i., on his
body. A man hated im, and moved
by "malice aid foretioirlht," deter
mined to kill him; but tht crime was
to- diabolical to be perpetrated in cold
blood. le went and drank whitkey
itil lie was more tlan half dirnk.
Thus lie was stimulated, and prepared
to commit this horrible deed. 'hien:
1. The man wh- inflicted this mortal
wound is guilty of murder.
2. Tle man who sold him the m his
key, and miade him drunk; is also guil
ty. If the liquor had not bwen Sold
the man woulld not h tve (rot drunk.
If he had not got drunk, the murder
would not h ive been conuni' ted.
3. The man who imiade the liquor i
guilty. If t0h- liquor had not been
manIde, it could not have been sold. If
it had not been sold, the manl could not
have got drunk, and the murder would
not have bc-en committed.
4. The Legislature who iiade the
law licensing the manufact.ure and sale
of liquor are guilty. Without such li
cense, t1ch a horrible trailleh could not
be carried on.
5. The people who voted for these
Legisl: tures are guilt.y. By their votes
they sent theilm Ilh -re to make license
6. Thie Comty CommIliissioners are
guilty. Thouigh a law has beenl made,
proviling for the granting of a license
to I etaLil liquors, still County Commi4
sioners are empowered to grant or not
to grant such license. If then they
grant such license, and the above nam
ed resulhts, thena they are partakers of
he guilt of this murder.
All specified above are stained( with
this maurdered mana's blood.
Whiskey is killing millions. We ar.
a naLtion of man-slayers. A ppalling
thought !---J. A . STRIADLEY, ini "Bib*
Mrs. Juniebug invited several of her
friends to comae to her houase on a cer
tain (lay, as she wvas going to celebrate
her twenty-fith birthday. At the din
ner-table, Mrs. J. said:
"bThft day is also the annIiversary of
sorrow with me-my fathier's death.'
"Indeed? And how long has your
father been dead!' asked one of the
"Tw'en)ty- eIght years," replied Mrs.
Gov. Thompson has appointed Maj,
Wmn. E. Earle and lHon. Win. Henry
Trescot Cornmmissioners to represent
this State in the matter of obtaining a
retman of the direct taxes collected
fram her oltizena.
COL. OUn BA1QK WITH GOOD Ti
DING.-COI. . Jaines L Orr returned
yesterday froin,1Vashbigton where he
has been working for a United States
Court House for this city. Ile says
that the prospects for securing a $30,
000 appropriation for the much needed
building were never so good. The bill
has been introduced and favorably re
ported at the very beginning of the ses
sion. The Committee's report is very
strong an( includes much of the data
publise(d hi TH E NEws the other day
in referenco to Greenville's progress
and importance. The bill is No. 8 on
the calendair and there seems to be lit
tle reason why it should not be reach
ed In the next two weeks. Congressman
Evins aid Dibble have both been verv
active In behalf of the bill, the former
devoting a large Share of his attention
to it. Maj. W. E. Earle has also ren
dered valuable aid. Little trouble is
anticipated when the measure reaches
the Senate. Iferetofore the bill has
passed the Senate and gone to the
House where it was deposited upon the
Speaker's table to hiiguish unnoticed.
Now it Is started the other way and it
is hoped will yield us -the bandsomest
building in the city iin very brief space.
Col. Orr h is secured the promises of a
munber of Senators, who were friends
of his father, to look after th: bill and
see t hat it is not slight('. - Daily
TIE JURY WENT 'DIMMYCRATIC.'
-A p retty good story is told upon the
authority of one of the post offlice de
partment inspectors who was sent to
North Carolina to attend to the prose
cution of a man who had rifled the
United States mails. While the in
spector was waiting for his cise to be
called he sat in 1 h. court-room. A
jury filed into the court-room and the
inspector observed thut it was compos
ed of seven white and five colored men.
'Gentlemen of th.- jury, hive yon a
greled uipon a verdiet?' asked the c'erk,
in that solin manner which pertains to
court clerks. 'We are, sir?' responded
a-n old grey-headed negro man, who
had been imade foremnan of thle jury,
eih her out of sport or because of his
'What is the v'erdict?' asked tihe
'Why, judge,' said the colored1 fore
man, looking uip to the court, 'De jury
am gone Dimmycratic.'
Johnny camne home from school the
other day very much excited1, "What
do you t hink, pa? Joe Stewart, one of
the big boys, had an argument with
the teacher about a question in gram
mar." "What position did Joe take?"
"His last positioni was across a chair,
UEsERVING OF CREDIT.--YCS,'
said the grocery man 'Jones has
stopped drinking, is working every
day and is. taking good care of his
family. He certainly deserves a
great deal of credit.'
At this junction Jones came in
to the store and asked the grocery
man if he would trust him to a sack
of fiour for a few days.
'No,' was the reply, 'times are
too hard. I can't give any edit.
TIlE CREAP CASH
Is the place to buy your Staple and
Fancy Groceries, 'obacco, Segars, Far
m)ers' Hardware, Garden Seeds, &c.;
We keep Stoves, Crockery and Tin.
ware. at hard times prices.
Thanking the public generally for
their liberal patronage In the past, we
hope by close attention to business to
merit a continuance of the same.
Country produce bought at highest
market price, for cash.
Remember our motto Is qdick sales
and short profits. Give us a ca-I.
OWNB EY BROS..
Jan 2-5--8m Easley, S. C.
First Session for 1884,
will begin January 14th,
and continue Six School
Primary Dep'm'nt, per mouth, $1.50
Intermediate " " 2.00
Academic ". 800
Select Uourse, " " 2.50
Incidental Fee, per Session, 50
Vosard in private famillies, per
Each scholar's pro rata of Publie
Funds will be deducted from his Tui
.tion during the Public Term, which
begins .aumary 14.
I&- For Particulars. address
C. W. MOORE, Principal,
Easley, S. C.
jan 4, 1884-3m
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