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The Easley messenger. (Easley, S.C.) 1883-1891, February 01, 1884, Image 7

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Marriage a La Mason.
In the county adjoining Atlanta
resides a popular Justice of the
peace by the name ot Mason. Soon
nfter being inducted into office, he
was called upon to marry run-away
couplei', who desired to have the
ceremony performed without de
Iay. iHe could recite the Apostle
Creed and the TenCommandments,
but imagined that they were too
selemn. He had seen a 0book
among those turned over to him by
his predecessor which he thonght
contained the marriage ceremony.
Ile suggested to the couple to go to
his house with him (they were on
he side-walk of the main square
il the village,) but they refused1,
as time was precious. A less as
'red iman would have been soreIv
perplexed, but not lie. Ie lost no
time in removing his hat, and re
marked:
'Hats off in presence of the
court.' All being uicovered, he
s-aid,
'I'll swear you in fust off. Iid
up yer rigyht hands.'
'Me, too?' asked the friend of
* the groomn.
'Of course,' said the Squire ; 'all
witnesses must he sworn. You
and each of you solemnly swear
that evidence you shall give in this
case shull be the truthth' 'ole truth
an' nothin' but tit' truth' s'ell) you
God. You Gus Keelin, do solemn
ly swear, that to the best of your
knowledge an' belief you take this
yer women ter have and ter hold
fer yourself, your heirs, exekyer
ters, administrater.4, and assigns.
for your an' their use and behoof
forever?'
'I 10o answered the bridegroom.
-You, Anna Bowlin, take this
yer man for yer husband. to hev an'
ier hold forever ; and you do fur
thmer swear that you are lawfully
seizedl in fee-simple, and free from
all incumb~rance, and hev good
right ter sell, bargin and conivey
to thme sed grantee verself', yecr heirs,
ad ministraters, and assigns?'
'1 do,' saidI the bride rather
do ubtfulIly.
'Well, Gus', said the Squire.
'that'll be about a dlollar'n fifty
cents.'
'A re we married ?' asked the
'Not by a durned siglht ye ain't,'
puoth the Justice, with emplhasis ;
'but the fees comes in here.'
A fter some fumbling it was pro
dlucedi and handed to the 'Court,'
who examined it to make sure that
it was all right; and then pocketed
it., and continued :
'Know all men by these presents,
that i, being in gnod halth and of
sound and disposin' mind, in eon
sideration of a dollar'n fifty cents
to me in hand paid, the receipt
whereof is hereby acknowledged,
do and by these presents have de
clared you man atnd wife during
good behavior, and until otherwise
ordered by the court.'
And the couple w,nit off rejoic
VHIA T WHIiSKEY WI LL DO !
-Some years ago, in one of the
counties of New York, a worthy
man was tempted to drink. Il his
deliriim of drunkene.s he went
home and murdered his wife in the
most brutal manier. IIe was ear
ried to jail while druint k. Awak
ing in the morning, rnd seeing the
bars upon the windows, he exclaim
ed Is this a jail ?'
Yes, you are in jail, answered
some one. "What am I here for ?'
was the earnest enquiry. " For
1 ulder,' was the answer. Does
my wife know it?" "Your wife
know it, said one. Why it was
your wife you munlrdered.'' On
this anniouceient he dropped stud
denly as if he had beeni struck dead.
Let it be remembered, that the
Constable who carried him to jail
sold him the liquor which caused
his drunkness ; th-.1tistice who is
stied the wvarrant was one of those
wh'o sirned his license ; the Sher
iff who hianged him also sold liquor
and kept a ten-pin alley.--Selected.
PuT' Ills FooT IN IT. -They were
returning homre from the theatre
and luld nlucy reached heor home C
When the young man observed
"Isn't the weather cohl and
raw."'
She Iist have m1isudil .irstood I
Raw," she said1 rather lhesita
tingly. "Yes, I like them raw,
but, she conitinIued1, looking sweet
lin his eyes, " don't y'ou thank
they are nieer fried ?' Wrhat could
lhe do?'
Ihow Sus~ WoUIw Do I -Mr.
Jones-'I wonder why in the world
Congress don't (10 something at
once to stamp out p)olygamy?'
Mrs. Jones --'Because Congress
is composed of men, and men dlon't
know anything. I could1 kill pl)Oy
gamy with one blow.'
Mr. Jones-'Oh, indeed ! and
how would you (10 it?'
Mrs. Jones-'I would1 go to Salt
Lake City and start a millinery
store there.'
The London World tells of a new
contrivanee to make ladies taller.
The ladies have have contrivances
enough for making men short.
-O'er true tails-hair.
Leading Drug Store,
F. A. WALTER, PROPRIETOR.,
Cor-, Main and Wa'(shington 81s.,
G RE N I LE.S. C.
Purem. Dru1gs, AtPiansIints-. Oils,
Dye Stutffs, Tmol articles, Patent
nmI (.Iit'ns, Cho best brantis of Sogars
a:1IL Tobaceo, Notions, etc., at prices
as lofw as eaiu be foutiid in the State.
Polite "tI attentive clerks, with a
full and select. stock of GoodcS is omr
I earl'Ing Inducbieement for patrons.
Our line of
Fax/P cr--TICLES
for Presents, cannot be excelled, as we
have useful, as well as ornamental ar
ticles, for your wife, hushalul, sweet
heart, Child or friemd, and all1 at bot.
t (m I prices. Don't f til to give me me1
call, ald yoi are sur to depart h ippy.
I am sole Agent for this County for
the Celebratedl
.he I merits of which "im-not be over-es.
ti 11111 (I
Lime! Lime! Limel
CA N IIE I(OUG IIT OF
Easley, S. C.,
Either in Car .Load .iotis o1
by the single ball at very
CIIEAP RATES.
Oct 12-tf
BUY INE
CLOT HING
SHOES
GREENVILLE, S. C.
De c 21..--1y
LATEST SCHEDULE
On the Piedmont Air-Line Rail
Road, of trains arriving at and leaving
Atlanta and Charlotte. now in effect,
Jainary 25th, 1884 :
No. 53, NORTH BOUND.
Leave Atlanta.........8 45 A M
Leave Gainesville...............10 50 A M
Leave flla .......................11 25 A M
Leave lbibn Gap Junction. 12 02 P M
Leave Toccoa............12 4-) p M
Leave Seiveea G ity............... 1 46 p A
Leave Central............. 2 35 P M
Leave Liberty................. 2 53 p M
Leave Easley's ................ 3:08 P M
Leave ;Greenville............. 3 38 P M
Leave Spartanburg............ 4 55 P M
Leave Gastonila..........,. 6 59 p At
Arrive at Charlotte............ 7 43 P M
No. 51, NORTH ROUND.
Leave Atlanta........ ..... 3 33 P
Leave Gainesville........... 06 11 P M
Leave Lula............. 6 57 P M
Leave abmun Glap Jnniectionl, 7 38 P M
Leave Toccoa............. .8 22 P M
Leave Sanwea Uit-y.... ,..... 9 25 P M
Leave Central-.----.............10 00 P M
Leave Liberty .............10 18 P AM
Lave EI ley's............10 35 P M
Leave reen ville...........1 07PM
LeaveSpart an biurg..........12 29 A
Leave Gastonuia.................. 2 30 A M '
Arrive at CharlotIte...... ..... 3 28 A M
No. 52, SOUrnI BOUND,
vI ve Charlotte.................. 1 12 p m
Leave Gastonia................. 1 57 p mn
Leave spartanbirg ......... 3 55 p In
Leave Oreenville.........5 23 p In
Leave Esey............... 5 54 p
Leave Liber-ty................ . 6 11 p1m
Leave Ge tra .l...... .......... 6 33 P m
Leave Seneca city............ 7 20 p m
LeaLve Tocoa....................8 21 p m
Leave Rahun Gap Juinction, 9 01 pm
Leave Lula.. .................. 9 36 p m
Le'ave Gainesville................10 00 p In
Arrive at Atlanta..... ....12 23 a n
No. 50, soUTH BOUND.
Leave ch-tilott ........... 2 08 a In
Leave Gatonia. .. ......... 3 01 a m
Leave Spm'tannur............ 5 1 a in
I eave Green ville... ........ 6 40 a in
Leave ,asIl y's ................. 7 12 a Im
Leave, Liberty............... 7 :31 a m
Lewave cent ral..................... 8 05 a m
Leave Seiecia City.............. 8 42 a Im
Leave Toecow ................ .. 9 51 a 11
Leave Rahnn Gag JuniCionl, 10 40 a III
eave Lula.. .............11 25a I
Lea ve G ai iesville ...........11I 53: aim
Arrive at. Atlanta............... 2 18 p in
Double Daily Trains making by
many hiours QUICKESTI TIME to all
Principal Points North an d East.
-PULILMI.N Palace Sleeping CARS.
Atlanta to New York wvithouit Change.
TerribleSlaughter.
FOR THlE NEXT FORTY D)AYS
ROBINSON & W~YATT
E ASL EY, S. C.,
Will se'll at the LO)WEST iigiires,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
consisting of
Notions, Glothing,
Hlard ware, Groceries,
'id Grocers D)rugs, in order to make
room for their
SPRING STOCOK.
We keep constantly on hand a full
line of choice Groceries. Tobacco, &c.
519Give 11s a call and( we will be sure
to sell to yon if low piices are dlesired.
Jan 18--12m
-Subscribe and pay for THm
MESSENGERt nr he happy.

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