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he ftIg ~enenger.
J . h AGOOD, Editor and Prop'r.
Ent.aed tt :the 'Postoice at Easley,
S. C., as s4econel Clase Matter.
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MESSENGrLt, Easley, S. C.
[For The Messenger.
THiREE SCORE YEARS AND TEN.
Come, ask the sire of t bree-score years
W\ould lie have back the all of life
Perhaps some1 inobler, grander aim at
Perchance to better-perchan ice re
(.h1 1; no, I wvotnd not will it, I aiun Con
For Lam almost at Imly joumrney's en( d
This pilgrimage of life, alone was lent,
With the franchise of Inm'as allot ted
Amid scenes of changes, these maIny
Wit I pliohts anid yhdm, guite ail ar
Oft swept away; qu1i1te undi:splayed.
No synidienite that, man canl make,
But is a hazard gailme of chaime -
II combination, some will take the to
They wil by\ chi mee, pvofe siollally
I wouIld niot sarv chane. devises Yes orI
Nor' exclursive niatutre exp)orts its
I ife is not thme gamiblingi. throw,
Nor chanmce the uisual way of grow'th.
TIhe Altar wit nessed some born to(
grace a thronie,
While other' some areC exile'd to a lep
Yet, equal light to both have sh->ne,
Thie spirit pathway to ilhune(.
All my years through light ando shade,
Thiy journeiy's end is gravely draw..
I long' for rest--but Wait the admuittinig
While reverently I ask no0 more in
This suburban dtwelling is nmot manL's
'TIwas niot so spokenm of I lhe sou l,
ThrQog~ faith we sceek, t.hiuough faith
While 'tis grace that chimes the jum
The weak may be joked out of any
thing but their wecakniess.
[For The ;Mesjejger.
A Thrifty Enterprise.
MR. EoDITOR:--The Orst opy of
TlHE MIESSENGER I SaW was qttite
small, but it soon grew to several
times its first proportion, and not
withstanding it id only afew months
old yet, it has grown again to twice
its second size, an( I find has grown
in favor and popularity in propor
tion. You are rather small, in
statue to run a big paper, but from
the way you have started in, I imi
agile you have the will, and I hope
you may find the way, and find it
both pleasant and easy.
The determination to succeed
''is half the battle," andl no doubt
you have entered the Journalistic'
field to succeed. May your every
effort be crowi.ed with success,
and while I wish you success with
your paper, and finances, I wish
the good people of Pickens County
some good luck, which is in their
reach, and which they can secure;
to themselves and posterity, by
taking a firm and an eariest hold
of the ofFere( opportunity to get
the C. C. G. & C. R. R. Our Air
Line R. R. tax looms up before
tle eyes ot our people, until the
way of reasoning with therm about
another subscription is hard.
But are we not "-Master of tle!
situation,"' now? Could we afford
to take half a million for the actual
peciiiii'ary benefits of the Air Line ?
I believe we could as well or bet
ter afford to pay $100,000 to the
huiblin g of the C. C. G. & cA. R.
R. than the one-fithi of it to the
If this road was complete( oul
county would save in one year, on
p)rice of pr1ovisions, mules, tools,
etc., what would amount toJ a cred
itabie sub)scriptionl for the county,
counting nothing for the adlvane
Fall in gentlemen, and put your
shoulder to the wheel, and then
we'll IFYr IER OLLh.
lhsTRnsSING Niews.-A telegram
received her'e yer'ter'day from
To~chie Florida, brought the dis
tressin~g inutell igence that Vard ry
McBee, of this city, who recently
left here for his health, was v'ery
low, and his life was d1esp)airedl of.
His brother, Alex McBee, jr., left
for T~chibie yesterday after'noon.
Mr. McBee's many friend(s here
exlpressed much regret at this un
favorable news, ando indlulge in the
hope that it imay pr1ove untrue.
-Gr'eenville Daily News.
-Niagara falls. Wel, you
wouldn't expect it to run uip lill!,
Value of the Local Paper.
The Anderson Jom-nal says : "The
smallest country newspaper Is worth'
modre to its subscribers - in one month
than its price for one year, and (loes
Imore for .its neighborh'od for noth
ing than many a high official loeas for
his munificent salary."
This i certainly true. awd yet it iq
Sllprising how few people fully aplpe
liate the Cnnty paper. It is the irep
resenutative of the People and is a very
good Index to their character. If it Is
poorly printed, and its editorial an md o
CAl CohltI1m1us devoid of intere.t., it is al
tuost surely tih' case that its conlstittn
nt., ave not inidulstriouls and prog ess
ice, but it it is bright awl newsy and
full of hope, it futrnish-s the proof that
the people of th' county are thrifty.
Capitalist; and immigraits appr'ecia te
t his a n1 ave ofteni govern)ed by the
standing'y if III comuyl v paper. Mlen
frepiently co(m11lpaivr ie price oir their
le.cal ppeir with that of !-Omec m'nn
IIot II j)(1ull plt Is hd1 elsewhere, ai1
contenl I'll-t heanethey cn1 get a!
large.r sheet for $2 they shohil get 0t
comlity paper for. one-mlf of thisz
ofret t n eilt irelv Or imdirect
ben-fits vmlferrd by a lib -ra1l ptr11
:1'e of their h1"me paper and Ilte ill
fortation it n.)!It al is. of great value
to th 'm. IIt vannot he obt ailm-d from
any ot h.Ir soturce. It. wonhll be inter
vstjuI~g to kno. t h-t umllnher of nlev-pa
pers pri-li a nd :U llmagazines, (if all1
killd]- recoeived af- each post ofiliee inl the
St ate. Sneh informat ion voih dnht -
less htvShow it ager proportion of for
ign1 thii 1of lol pul ienition. Ev ery
citizen shlwll consider it Ik firszt duty.
to sulbsribe to) is coulty p.:por, a11(i
thie niake a1 Ithe oIIer IIews p pers thIIt
hie (,Il t vtt for. -Co ltnhia Cor)I. All
FtumI Dou1..Ass, the qua(lroon,
has recently married a Vhite wo
man. It is said that, intellectual
ly, he was the foremost mnan of the
negro race. At the Convention of
colore m1e laI LuTisvi lie, a few
mon ths ago, FusoEl ex pressed himi
self as being proud of tihe negro(
race ; b)ut we susp)ect that the in
telligoent colored men will have the
utmnost contempt ihr him now that
has shown the "'white feather'' of
.A.rrangements have been made,
it is said, to establish a train be
tween New Orleans andI New York
that will greatly expedite the time
between these two cities. It will
be a small train, consisting of two
or more hotel cars andl buffet, mail1
and blaggagc and1 exIpresss (arS.
Thlie time wvill be.redumced from fif
ty-four to thirty-nine houris, an av
erage s peedl 0t thirty-five miles ani
A mantl in Bumncombe county,
N. C., raised a'cr'op of tobacco on
one-eight acre of land, which niet
ted him, when sold1, and all com
missions paidl, $5)80.95. .This is
ten times miore than is made on anm
acre nilanted in entton.
WiEN 'ANYo c; 'I
It will he tore than a "'Dallar ill
your Pocket " to exaniue
RlOBERTS & DAVID'S
Il ns(1e Stock of DIRY GOODS hefon.
huyig. antof spaCe forbhis us
ivinganythinglike a fullderito
of all the good..; we loop; so we c
onl( give a partial prieW lis:
lltine-mitade bed-ticiking that- will
hioll waler, :0. 22 aI 25v. Extra
h ly drill 714 ande ; oodI sh'i1rting
)v he.Ivy shlirting- 6v ; heet ing 1, ya rd
wide, 61. 7 and S(. \Ve sell t he beor
D0v b!ehvl) d odI inl t hi worl. it is a
full yarl wiIe, ini perfectly free from
t I rch.I I lea vy Je is 25c, Gevo rgiha jeanIii
11)e, Nort h ('arolina- ,.)n 7. 33, -11)
:ni 4flb. All-wool twilledi redn Fhnaiie
onlv 25v; half-wool dress g ioods Wue;
worth 25C. Elegant. 4% i lk etleet n
ini the C'ity. l(it's clothi for ClI CI'
LA IIS, allwl, .} yAards wide, in
:nIl blue, $1.00h :ai si. 10.
Wal Iking .Jackebt and Gloa 1 ~ks from
I .adies andi~ geniits Fhoneluc Ve.t s from
I 0oc. nyp.
1 2 pa ir L:llies White I lose for 90e.
12 pair " c'oloredl ' -- *I.00.
We will sell yon a full boned, si!k
embrhuoieredl, 5.-hook 75e Oor.set for
50e ; (dIon't forget ti)
White ld( spread~(s from O00. up--.
our1 $1.41) hea~vy spread1 is a bargain.r
Redl comfdorts 0, $1 .00, $1.40, $1.0'),
~$1.75, $2.00, $2.50, $3 00.
W\e carry i I th h-ge'st stock of
ini the uIlpper p)art of the State. We
alIso hiandle G reenuvil le K it tLinug (Jot ion,
100 pr l ;Kuitting Wool 12.je' per
- hak, or $1 .00 p)er lb.
SP'ECIA L-Every carst omer buyi.
ing~ Goods to the :nnuounut of ONE DlOL
LAlt or mfore, will be presented wit h
one of our hrandsI~ome (O11RISTM'3AN
PLAQUIES, (each onei of I hemu is a w~ork
of Arit, andI~ fo r d'corattin purpose 1')0('
If you cani not come)~ sendl f'or Sam
ies andi Pice List.
tONESE RES & JA VIE).