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LOCAL AND COUNTY MATTERS.
ZASLEY, S. C., FEBRUARY 8.
SWMr. J. T. Arnold, after Feb. the
1st, will become the traveling agent for
W. S. GREGORY, our Foreman and
publisher, Is authorized to receive and
receipt for subscriptions, Jo) work and
advertisements for TIHE ME-SENGER
-We have had some beautiful
Spring weather recently.
-rhe oat crop was gener
.-Rev. W. H1. Kirton's eldest
daughter is quite ill.
-Our subsciption list increased
about 45 in a little over two weeks.
-Miss Lula Clyde is visiting
relatives in Pickens.
-Maj. D. F. Bradly,of the Sen
tinel was in town on Tuesday last.
-Ca)t. Butler was in town on
-Let the thief who robbed the Post
office be caught and severely pmuished
---Rev. J. C. Hudson preached
in the Baptist Church last Sunday.
---J. M. Rai-.ey has iml)roved
---Give your name to J. 'Tr. Ar
nold as a subscriber to. 1 Fa Mas
---W. 11. Launing has returned
to Easley, after a visit to his fami
ly, in Brevard N. C.
---W. -1. Green, from Anderson,
is in town. le paid us a visit on
-W. M. lagood & Co. have just re
ceived a car load of western corn . Call
anld be su1pplied.
-Read th ne, 1w adverisement of
A. M. Runiion, about his Furniture
---lMiss Lillie Gossett is teach
ing school in the Ballentine settle
---J. B. Hestc~r is going to b)uildl
a nice two story dwelling on his
--The three youngest children
of Mr. Allen Mauldin are q1ute
---D~on't forget to give us your
job work. We will be prepared
to do it nicely.
-Miss Lida Robinson spent sev
eral days with her family recently.
She has returned to College.
---We have two fine Sunday
Schools in the village now. Let
all the par'ents send their children.
--'Our town is Easley reach
ed.' A proinnut point on the
Air Line Road, and at the crossing
of the C. C. G. & C. R. Ri. A
short ride Brother Cavis.
-Miss Lidie HIagooo has been
very sick. We are glad to report
-Mrs. Roark, from Equality, Is
boarding here, and sendlug her child
ren to school.
-The editor leaves for Charles
ton on Friday, from which place he
will lay in a supply of material for
Job work. Give us a call.
-Messrs. C. P. Runion & W.
H. Bryant have done some mag
nanimous work lately, in their vol
untary labor ol the street.
---The Guano house of Messrs.
Ferguson & Miller has been con
pleted. It is an additiorA to the
---Miss Lalla Quillian has been
,visiting in Greenville County. We
missed her music at Sunday School
---Miss Dora Folger visited
Pickens last week. She returned
home on Monday last, and was ta
ken (uite sick.
--Read the announcements of
the new candidates for the offices
of School Comniissioner and Coun
--Mr. Abe Maulldin,road overseer.
warned his liands and did some
good work on his part of t.he road,
leading from this place to Pickens,
---W. M. i'agood, will have
charge of the paper in the absence
of tie(, editor. All candidates and
others having businiess, will there
fore please call on h i at his store,
main St., an(d have it attended to.
---Is there aniother sclvol il the State
olltside of (hIiarlestoni, of a private n4ha
tue, tinit. Call e(lii Prof. Moore's? He
has ahn lost 100 schflars. Read. his ad
vertiseenit ain. aml1( see at what 1ow~
rates lhe is willing to edlucate your chili
-Miss Lillie Green, from Ma
con, Ga., is assisting P.rof'. Moore
in his large school, and b~eside
teaching ini the Literary Depart
men t, she has charge of the Mu
--Read the advertisements of
J. R. Gossett with regard to his
Guanos, &c ; of W. H. Smith's new
shoe shop ; of .J. T1. Arnold, agent
of The New IIomie Sewing Ma
chines,&ce; fhe South Carolina Rail
-Look out f, t ramps anid impos
ter's, as they are plentiful in every towni
aiW U hrouigh the country, all over t he
State, now. Som( suispiciouls lookin)
chariacter's were prIowling a1round~ our
town y'esterdayV. Ev~ery sutspicious
looking stranger coming lito town,
having no show of business, 0or no) par
ticular place to go, should be compelled
to "show upJ,"' eit her by the TJown or
-Subscribe for Th H m Mmmmmmo E.
---Notwithstanding the cry of 'hard
times," whlch has been so genei'al,
our business men and a good number
of farmers seem cheerful enough. We,
ourselves, have no room to grumble, as
our subscription list increases daily.
and our advertising patronage and Job
work holds its own.
-We regret to learn of t he death of
Vardry McBee, of Greenville, whieh
occurred on Saturday last, lin Florida,
where he had gone with the hope of
recruiting his health. He was well
known to many of our citizens. He
*as a good and true citizen, and will
be mlsed by many, man.y friends.
-Mac! What is the difference
in fireing a horse and buggy to go
to ride around through the country,
and hireing one to go to Pickens?
DiffMence is, somebody fears that
Mac. will follow the precedent es-'
tablished by other young couples
who have been to Piekens.
Legal Advertising. -Parties having
Lega adertiemets to puiblishO, are
feminded that there is no law gover
ilg the matter, and guardians, admin
i41ators. exec'itors antId othrs,. Canl
i'ave their printing done at any office
they may dsignate. i As TE
MESSExOER otlk's a mneh lower rate
for such work than bas been the rule
ht retofore inl this section, ti .o-e having
ithe 1iterest of their eblarge ill mind,
will make a note of this fact.
--On itirsdaynight last, Mrs.
Joii T. Gossett, whom we stated
in our last issue was very ill, died
at her home in the eastern part
of the county. She was the moth
ier of our townsian,J. R. Gossett.
For two years past, her health had
been on the lecline, but her last
serious illness was of five weeks dii
ration. She died at the advanced
age of 82, and for 68 years had
been a consistent member of the
oGrief ha11llows hearts even while it
Married. on t he 5th Februm ary., 1884,
at thle residlence of George Trotter, by
Rev S. A. Gary. SAMUEL. LA RK( and1(
Miss M ARY E. WATsoN, all of Pickens
On t hi 5t h inst.. n~eart Orrvillhe, at the
esidence of the bride's father, 'JonN
M. McCoNNELLr4 Esq., of Anderson
City, and Miss CARRII D~ucwowrTH,
of Ilope well To~wnship, A milerSOni
countty, Rev. D). W. 1 liott offlciatingY.
I TARE NII~E 6II tKETI'.
Onr Cotton Market has beeni quiet
and lower. Sales for the week -
b~ales. We quote:
llotur per1 barrel ............ ...6g
'i Sh irt lng.....................5@
The many friends of ELAS E'
MAULDkN respeetfinly aunotmee hi,
nai. as .a can dlate foi Sheriff of
Pickens county, at the etisukig ejee
tion, subject to action of thb Dono.
cratic Convention. feb 1-td
*The numerous friends of 0. L.
DURANT respeetfully announce his
name as a candidate for re-election to
tie office of School Comi) Rsdsioner of
Pickens county, subjeot to P'Imary
election. feb 8-td
*M. The many friends of J. B.
CLY DE respectfully presentis hatau
to the voters of Pickens county at Pri-.
mary election, for the re-ap pointment
of County Auditor. feb 8- td
I continue to represent the following
OLD ESTABLISHED and POP
ULAR BRANDS of GUANO AND
NEVASSA Cotton Fertizer.
ORIOLE UH I *ssolved
&%. Call on mue and get brices be
fore you make your purclhase,s.
J. R. GOSSETT, Agent.
Easley, Feb. 8, 1884--tf
New Boot & Shoe Shop.
Ire1spect fully inform the citizens of
Easley and vicinity, that I have'
opened a Shoe Shop in store-house East.
of J. M. Rta-mpey's store, And would be
pleased to have a share of their cutoht.
First-class workman, with the best nt
terial, and work done cheaper than the
choapest, guaranteed. Repairing a
specialty. O'cgr All kinds of COUN -
TRY PRODUCE taken in payment for
work, at market prices.
feb8 -3m W. H. SMITH.
EASLEY, S. C.
COME ONE, COME AL L
ND furnish your HIouses in elegant.
style for the Sununmer withIt a niew
Line of Bedsteads, Mattresses, Bit
reais, Tables, Stands, Chairs, Rockers,
&c,&. #9.. A general assortmnt.
of Lamiscape chromos in 22x30 inch
frames, chord, &c., all readyv for hiang.
mg1 on the walls. Also, on ha:nd, a linei
of cabinet, promenade, panel and1 card
,ize photograph frames. all In artistic
style. Always on) hand a full line of
Caskets aLnd cofllins, all sizes and stylJes.
Burial Robes for' each sex, all qualities
:md prices. Ready at all hours to wait.
upon enlstomelrs. Coflilns timmnned ini
any s tyle, and whet) so dlesired, will be
trimmed and. shipped to any point ont
ita iilroad fr'ee of e xtra charge.
T1hanking you for paIst favors, and
sol iciing your fuinrther' patronage, I am
A. M. RUJNION.
C. E. ROBINSON,
Pickens, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J NIX,
Nix, Robinson & Nix,
Attorneys and Connsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. II., S. C.
Will practice in all the Courts of thle
State, andc of the United States.
All business shall receive promI)Ipt
-Subscribe and pay for THEui
MESSF.NGER., aud be hNppy.