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3. R. HAGOOD, Editor.
EASLEY, S. C., FEBRUARY 8.
THE EASLEY HIGH SCHOOL.
This reputable school has evidently
met with marked success since the re
opening of anohter session. It is an In
stitution to be pointed at "with the fin
ger of pride," since it has done so
much for the moral and mental enlight
ennent of our town and county. A
school like Prof. Moore's Is certainly a
line index of the Increased civilization
of the 19th century. While the me
chanical world is making rapid strides
in the great fields of progress, we can
but gladly realize that It is but the re
stilt ol a cultivated brain.
All over our State the people are
giving their time and attention to the
education of thier children,and so long
as we are blessed with the high educa
tional privileges, of which our school
at this place, is a flne sample, we should
all take courage, and feel that in as
munh as the minds are being so well
cuitivated, all other interests will be
eertainly cared for. None will deny
but what civilization invariably follow
education. Educate your children put
them under the influence of Prof.
Moore and his competent assistants,
and in the course of a short time you
will realize that you have something
better than gold itselt. Something
not perishable with time and the rever
res of misfortune, but something in
most instances that will prove as perei
nijal as eternity itself.
Piof. Moore has succeeded in building
up a school h'?re, to the full satisfaction
of our citizens. No effort has been
spared, in making his school worthy
the patronage of our people. Securing
the talent of two highly educated la
dses to combine with that of his own,
we may safely predict an era of grand
success for the scholastic year of 1884.
Not only does the literary depart
ment, receive marked attention, but
t he music of the school has been well
looked after, and under the instruction
of Miss Lillie Green, we may expect
to sit spell boun~d under the mnelodious~
strains of swveet music at the~ next puh
Miss Green is a mnest highly accom
plished young lady, being a futll fledged
gradluate of LaG range Female college,
LaGrange, Ga. She came here with
I lie highest recommendat ions; already
she has proven her qualifications for
the position which she holds, and we
may anticipate nothing less than brill
Ian t success in the musical department.
She has beeni an instructress in mu
sie for the past two years.
Miss .Jennie Rosemnond, who assists
solely in the literary department, is a
full graduate of the Reidville Female
College in Spartanburg county. With
an experience of several months teach
ing, we are forced to the conclusion
that she is the right person in the right
p~lace. She has given satisfaction
wherever she has taught, and comes
in our midst to do the noble work to
which her talent assigns her.
Prof. Moore "needs no enicomium.''
Too long has he been in omr midst
The fruit of his labor speaks for it
self; and under the inspiration of a well
attended school, realizing the responsi
bility, which no doubt lie will do, that
rests upon him, and being urged on by
the success of last year's work, we
may expect his school to Increase in
usefulness and popularity, until all will
be brought to realize what a blessing
they have at their hands.
POST OFFICE ROBBEEY.
On Tuesday night of this week,
some unknown person entered the
Post Office, after the arrival of the
10.34 P. M. train, and seized up
on the mail bag of that train. The
party entered the building through
a window in the rear of the office.
Unfortunately,the windows had no
blinds to them, and the sash were
nailed down by two ten penny nails.
By the means ot an axe the sash
were prised up, and the nails
were broken. The thief procured
the services of a box, which he
took from the store lot of Nix &
Howard, in perpetrating his foul
deed. le used the box to elevate
himeelf, in breaking open, or by
climbing in the window.
Entering he went to the front of
the office, and got the mail bag.
While in the office he made a des
perate attempt to break ia the mon
ey order drawer, by trying to prise
it open with the ax. It is natural
to believe,that the thief was well ac
quainted with the arrangements of
the office, or that he was directed
by some one else who knew them,
and who perhaps stood as a senti
n 1 on the watch. The mail bag
was thrown out of the window, and
it was pulled almost down, after
the egress of the robber. The bag
was cut open by one stroke of the
ax, it going through into the
ground. The letters and other
mail matter were taken out, and
almost all the lctters were opened.
It is not known whether or not the
thief' succeeded in obtaining any
money through his despicable and
G~OOD WORK OF THE NEWS AND)
Thue "News and Courier'' came
to us Tuesday in an enlarged form,
containing an elaborate account of
the condition of the respective
counties, in regard to the 'indluM
tries and material developments of
The history of Pickens, furnishd
by D. F. Bradley was quite exten
sive and accurately given, save
that the Maj. failed to give the
price of our lands. The "News
and Courier'' deserves the thanks
of evey ene for bringing before the
public ineh a fine report of onr
State. It was characteristic of the
indomitable energy, with which that
paper is blessed, and we may al
ways expect our State to be well
represented by that live journal.
A DARK HORSE WINS.
Mr. Tuomey, of Sumter, Appointed
U. S. Marshal for South Carolina.
[Special to News and Courier.]
WASIUNGTo, February 5.-The
name of Tr. J. Tuoney was sent in by
the President to-day for United States
Marshal of South Carolina. This will
be a surprise to a good many people
and especially to the friends of Living
ston and Agnew. Mr. Tuoney has
been a deputy collector of Internal
Revenue under Collector B-ayton who
was his principal backer. Both Bray
ton and Tuoiney were here recently
and the contest. is said to have been set
tled satisfactorily by the compromise.
It is regarded here as a significant ap
pointment, as Brayton is a strong Ar
thur man for the next nomination.
Mr. Tuomev is a native of Ireland,
but is now and h is been for sonie years
a resident of Sumter, in this State.
He came to Chirleston with liis broth
er from Ireland and went thence to Co
lumbia, where he engaiged in mercan
tile employment. At ih- breaki[g out
of the war he enlisted as a miiember of
the Richland Bitles, in Gregg's Regi
mneit, and was afterwards transferred
to th Second Regiment, of which Ker
shaw was colonel. He served fait lifu'.
ly through the war and is said to have
made an excellent soldier. It was
stated last night by a gentleman from
Sumter that hi served on the staY of
Kershaw as adjutant, and that he al
ways did h's duty. Since the war Mr.
Tuomey hm.as been enigagedi in farngni
and inerchandizing at Sumter. He
owes his appoitinent probably to the
influence of collector Johnston, of
whom he is a close friend. It is said
by one who claims to know him that.
he is universally spoken of as an hon
e-st and reputable citizen, and one of
th, very few Republic tns in the State
against whose chairacter nothing can
IOME NOTEs FoM W AsnINGTON.
-Washington, Feb, 4. Rtpresen
tative Dibble to-day introduced a
bill authorizing the payment to
South Carolina of' $60,372 98,one
fouarth of the proceeds of leases and
sales made by the direct tax ccm
In the Senate a favorable report
was made from the committ ee on
the bill appropriating $50,000 for
a new public building at Green
ville.-News and Courier.
Two WOMEN SHO.-A report
reaches us that last Sunday night
the Misses Brewer, ladies living in
the western part of the county,
hearing a noise among the chickens
went out in the yard to learn the
cause, when some one or some par
ties who were endeavoring to steal
the chickens fired at the ladies and]
injured them seriously. The gun
was loaded with small shot. Up to
date the parties are still at large,
but if they are found, Judge Lynch
will not allow the county to pay
the expenses of a trial.--Clarendon
-'Mercy, John, what do you mean by
practicing with that horrid revolver all
dlay long, and you a theological stu.
John-'I am trying to learn to shoot
Materfanillas---'But you are to be a
Alergynian. You will have no need of
such a horrid accomplishment as that.'
Fred says that when I graduate lie Is
going to get me a call for a congrega
tion in his town, and you know he
lives in Texas.'
Cu t 7orn)ply
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYR
ROBINSON & WYATT
EASLEY, S. C.,
Will sell at the LOWEST tigures,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goodg,
Ihard ware, Groeerles,
'and Grocers Drugs, In order to mnake
room for their
We keep constantly on hand'a full
line of choice Grocerles. Tobacco, &c.
B&Gve us a call and we will be sure
to sell to you If low prices are dlesired.
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