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J. R. IIAGOOD, Editor and Pro'pw.
hidtcaed it the Postoffice at Easley
A. C., as ,41k-cond Clas. Matter.
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MN 1iSSiNC ER, Easley, S. C.
[F1~or '1 he& NMeengerI.
The 'School Law.
lu. ErI01n: i see in your is
tc of the 8th inst., that the .chool
inw is amended, so as to allow the
chool Coimissionier, with the Con
sent of' the Board of Fxaminers,
to apportion froi the two-mill tax
on pr)perty, a stum not to exceed
900 to defray the expenses of
the Teachiers Institute.
'That the School Cuininissioner
ih all Ie aIllowYed such tr a e in g cx
eni ses as he inuV incur. nt t to cx
Ceed $100 inl viit ing the chlcOi;lS of
'hint. each of the elmblhers of the
(county Bo unard of Ex amin ie ('Plrsi al -
1owed 3 per dim for so vices ren
Now, Mlr. _Ediml. allo-w me to,(
gi ve some express.ion to [1 y feel
ils regard to this expenditure
of the public f unds I nut not op
posed to the Tc'Ihers' Inist itutcs,
nor their being atided, if a plan11
could have beeni dev ised whereby
it could hav beeni done without
robb )intg tihe thenCI alreadly too smfallI
Sebool Funlld. I do tin k the C'om
missioner was already amply paUid
for' his ser'vices, witho~ut allowing
him an additional sum to defraiy
his expenlses ini visiting the schoiols.
I thiink( it t. very unjust disburs'e
met of the public funds. The
schools scarcely run three months
in the year alr'eadly,and if the rtunds
be diminished much mnore I think
we will have but little, if any , use
for a Commissioner.
I think that if the Legislature
could not have let alone the School
Fund, it would have been better to
have made a more eqjuitablle dis
tibution of it, and have given the
School Tr'ustees a little, who are re
q~uired by law to visit the schools
under their charge, as wvell as the
Commissioner. There arme plenty
of good men to be found who will
take the office and fill it, as the law
equires, withoany n addritionnl
pay whatever.- Then why this
waste of the people's money?
There should be an. appropria
tion made suflicient to run the
schools at least five months in each
year; then the free school system
wyould do some good. As it is, it
does but little, unless it be in
communities where the patrons run
their schools longer by subserip
tion. We want legislation that
will simplify and cheapen the law
of the State. Portions of it are so
complicated that many of our diti
zens cannot understand it. We
want legislation that will not "'take
from the m1any ald give to the few.'
We want value received for our
money. We believe that every
man should be paid for his servi
ces and when our officers are paid
let tirat suffice. This is not the
only deficient law that we have,
and shoid be looked after by the
people. TAX PAYER.
'IHE DiA irrEn OFFCE.
-,879,198 ette 'S Straved into the
dead letter office, Washington, du
ring the last year: 3,316,857 of
te ('~letters wNere not ca lled for at
the posthofices to which they were
senut ; 78.865 weie sent in from ho
tels buca1i C the depIrtted guests
h m left no addresses for forward
ing their mail; 175,7 18 were in
Sulfliciently paid ; 1,345 coutaiied
forbdtlen articls, lottery tickets
and the Like ; 280 1"9 wele erlonle
Onsly or ilegibly -Iddressed ; and
.11.19 790 letters bore no address
wv hatever. Of I hsc letters 15,801
c-ontaineod monrey amlounlting to
802, ( 17. 12. Beside that,18,095 let
ter>-s containued drafts, checks, 1m10on
(y orders, etc.. to the ailoult of
8 1,481 ,99-..17. Alorever, 61G, 137:
letters conita]ined postage' st amp
anid 40,125 contained receipts, paid~
notes and1 cancel obigtinso
all sorts. O)gL~i f
W Aith this rema~rkable showVing of
more)1' than $1 ,000,000 gone wrong,j
too much 'I cannot be0 said in eault ion
to those who conitde letters and
p)ackages ;o the mail. T1he money
thus collectedM at the dead~ letter' of
fice is turned into the t easury.
T1he goods and merchandise from
the packages arc soldl at auction,
and the Christmas and fancy card1s
are done up in packages and sent'
to the chuildre's~' hospitals and the
or'phani asylums of this city.
A whole history of possible an
guish and heart burings is wrap
1)e( up in the collect ion of 85,.1.60
photogr'aphIs that camne to the dead
letter' oflice in a year, and~ injured
and1 resentful swainus, andl angered
relatives and friends may know
where some of their t reasures have
The photographs are preserved,
and this portrait gallerv of the
postoffce departimenit numbers up
into the millions.
TE'i COMIN( RA 1. W.\Y 'I'Cot'T --
A new kind of raihr iy 1iet is-uoingiit
to th", fronlt. I1 i: best exphaftie by
taiking th Gr.tan Ti unk as :n exanph-.
lhat roat pr.it., a Iookt 4f 1 ickit co
taining 1,000 or :,0), (w .) tieke'ts I - a
pvige, eacwh ticket goo fo.r on inile.
'I h--se little ticket. ;Ire smaller t han a
posage' stamp, Iwent on1 a -heet. :II(]
PerFforat-tl. Yoni canl Elly tu w, 20 or a
1,04) of the(11n at a fixed rate. al the
companly oil it~s part( i:. boun t o 'necpt
one of I litII for everY Imile yot Inivl.
You will not be Teqireil to tell the
t-icket seller where you want to go;
yout will 'ay give IMe a h.1ldrel niles,
or tweity m1xiles, or a t ihonsail Iiles,
Mid get. M) bo:11 ann give the Cotiie
tor enug1 of the .oires t(arry you
1.A your tI et ini it ioll. i here will t hen
bt no such thin1g a. lay-over tickets, or1
t roubl of gel Ling tickets ebtatngedi, or
loss onI th'.1Igh I ickes 1 1o t lsI I ---tI b e
little Oiekets Will he I.- goodi a i it ey,
:1111l allwiy: e in et, The roatld on its
part. will bet proteceel floml 'CAlpvr
antI thi: like. Thle new systemi lhas re
lI I e t,,Ai k I ,I I I ,i v\v v I'X 1iie . 1:4 I
e .i tei e m o rso n v-u t o f Ithe he ter
chi s of 1-aseal s ers , a tus is i 1t I .,e ve -
r's, 41 1d tI'.lis he litl a pt et il I . l
of'~ thce Westrn nie lve teo ~l
TilI l nSilI. s U FF ( :- 1
arshal I lI he is coni'ge, ce l t! i a it here n
met the1charges prOferwe IgIin:t hia
by oh Governm et exer:lihiset fai
publih dl inl Ttiles, N Jwvs ANiD GOrli
eRi oil M1on.thlv. The eneir-al tiefenice
is that he foed stlictly the enurt.
()f t h e r l e, , a 11( t1 h I t .ede
partiles from th ie it lettr of tI hec
le el e for t nien of 1 of
erelditors, a d coul.1 wot k% o ill.
jury-N it? the G overnmIIlenIt, ilr Io lilivid
11'. Il l Ill hae L,,tro l i :'hilrlgi h
a l ys bee 111' , we b )k!i(I eve, III d I h re
i-lno dui spoilltion anywherej~ lo takeat
technal i11 ( li'es as iv tl); a] 14qi a
'l'e ofip Ir.. ut , t Ihere h a ; beent_ a
Ihw; Gov emnolle, parS~s ~e'tin la-i
bahe Sa; h, til N iCt i n tinratvee
cersit y lh ltltI coinhit'yf alf S'eder
.alria passed Mponkby theth Cony
onIf ithe trevI as Iis h'.ved by 31r.loig
Bto ohe, thti heat.enteprcii
ThMrhal'~rsI0cto dar ht fremeth
n~o~ renderedO have a~e $h0,000 ho
tne adfoteprdslsos. r
-A numuber of enui-jiries from
prospectivc inumigrants in the
North and Norliwest have been
evoked by the recently issued
"hand book of South C 'arolina."
WlECN YOU GO TO
It Will be ImorWe tha1. a "Dollar in
yo-ir P)Vket " to exainine
RLOBERnTS & DAVID'S
inImmense Stock of DIRY wOODS before
buying. Want of spnee forbids uw
o'ving :nit hing like a foll descriptioi
of all the good,; we keep; so we can1
only give a pairtial price list.
Iloie-inade bed-ticking that will
hlchl wat er, "0, 22 and 25e. Extra
hon vy <drill 74 and 8ec good shie-ting
-le ; hieavy S hirt ing Gec; shreetin~g 1ya, rdI
wide, .If. 7 and (-. Vc sell the best
10e blea'chevd woods inl the world, it Is a
bull yard with-, uni( perfectly free from
starch. I heavi Je:nis 25e, (eoirgia jeans
loc, Nort ( arolina je:uis 47, 33, 40
:111d 43. All-wool t willed red Flan nel
onlv 25c; lmlf-vool drvss go0dS 10(;
bealtifiul h ('Iin;eable d(ress goods 124c,
worth 25e. IEleg'ant Silk eti'ect dress
od()(Is 25oc, worth 40c. Best line of
in li City. Lalies clot 1 for CIRC1:
1A ISt, al-wool, 11 y-ards wide, in
bhtck, brown, green, garlelboze.
WalkinJ.ho-wts :u11d Gloak~s fromn
1, i -.- I
I .:ilies :iuul gent1 lFhunuuel \est s froni
12 pair Lauli'White ,ose for 900.
12 pI ir " colored " -- $1.00.
WV1 will selI You a full boned, silk
IiInbobiered, ) hook 7~>e Corset for
5)(I( ; (donl't rorge)-t 11hi-)
Wlile Bed spr:is troun P0e. up)
urn $18.l heavy spreid is.. a1 bargainC .
Bell comtforts 90c, S$1.00, $1.410,1.,
$.';. '2.(0. $2.50, $3 00.
We cIirry Ile largwest. stock of
in the upper part of the State. We
alsohaiile renvile Knitting. Cot ton.
-10c. pr 1b ; Knit inui W ool 12.l per
hanik. or $1 .00 pwr lb.
N PEC L L -ver ceat omelr busv
ing42. Goods tot I. anuml'it of ONE I0 1
LAlt or more, will be pr(eIte( wit Ih
()n,. of (ir- i(and(.-ome CHRISTMAS
PLAQUlES, lIi h one of 1 h1m111 is a work
of Ar, :111(d for decoratiig. plurposes
If you c'an niot comie send~ for' Siin.
pIes and1( Price(' List.
IHRE IS THE
Staun(Ich & Reliatble.
IT NEVER FAILS!
U nI(cs for 2 to 3 per (cnt. Aniiunonia,
mo)( ia, 400) lbs, cot ton.
Farmecrs, if you want to b.e sure of
your crop d1on't stop until J1. B. King
has loaded you with "01LD ST1ONO."'
When1 you have "()I Dl ST1ONO" you1
have safety, and sa:fet y in farminug i's
hap~piness at homne. T[he man thatn
under his crop will smile all the Sum -
mer. '.'h.a cotton will grow atml thle
smile will come.
You will not01 he asked to load your
own wagonis, as Mr. Kinug will do that.
for y'ou. Back upj youri wagon and( n a
will do the work. Htespectfully.
KING & (HA.D)Y.
F'eh 15--I f