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J. R. IIAGOOD, EDrroR.
A VOICE FROM LIBERTY. Till
LESSON TO BE DRAWN FROM IT.
The "8Cntinel" of last week,
contained a letter, written by v
citizens of Liberty regarding th(
Savannah Valley Railroad. ThiE
correspondent is anxious abou
the matter, and his desire is, thai
Liberty and Pickens should unite,
and aid in the extension of thi
great enterprise. He wants it to
tap the C. C. G. & C. R. R., at the
Court House. Pickens in this
event would become most fortu
The writer of the article, how
ever, seems to realize Easley's en
terprise, and her very progressive
spirit, fearing that if Liberty and
Pickens should "lay quietly upon
their oars," "Eastey will secure
the prize." Our enterprising lit
tle town surely must have a very
enviable reputation. Most assur
(Idly, her character is such as to
warrant the establishment of
such an one.
Now if our powers are consider
Vd great abroad, let us give per
petuity to the fact, and ever strive
most earnestly to advance the in
terests of our town by engaging
in all pursuits that are likely to
redound to its local good.
The C. (. G. & C. R. R., is be
ing revive-l. R-ad a report con
cerning it on the first page. Let
us not despair of hope while life
lasts, but let us ever be ready to
join in and help out this enter
prise, when we see that it is mak
ing such strong efforts to help it
THE SOUTHERN BAPI'IST CON
T[his Convention met in Balti
more on the 7th. It is a big time
to the Baptist, who hold these Con
ventions once a year. Last year
they met in Waco, Texas.
Trhere will be many visitors to
Baltimore during this month. so
many big conventions of dlifferent
natures being the objects of trav
el. The delegates from Greenville
are: Col. J. A. Hoyt, Dr. J. A
Mundy, Rev. R. HI. Griffith, lien
ry Thompson, S. Y. Johnson, C
E. Burris and M. L. D~avis.
EAsLEY SH ALL YE'T SUCCEED.
John M. Philips, the inventor o
ai very fine sulky plow, and who is
blessed with so much mechanica
genius, is anxious to locate in oum
town and put up a shop). Thlere ii
nothing like enterprise Mr. Phil.
i ps by his extra fine work can soor
look at his plow yotl would scarce
ly think that he was the maker of
it,it so challenges comparison with
work (lone in a first class manu
factory. Come on Mr. Philips
and purchase a lot in the heart of
our town and put up a first-clAss
shop. You may well anticipate a
good deal of patronage, and you
shall find a warm welcome.
THE DEXOCRATIC CANDIDATE.
. An effort is being made by
which Senator Bayard, of Dela
ware, will be brought forward as
the democratic candidate for Pres
ident, with Morrison for Vice-Pres
ident. A consultation will be
held in New York on Saturday
night, when the propriety of bring
ing Mr. Bayard out will be consid
ered. le seems to be a popular
man, and would doubtless be a
strong man in the field.
That Coon I unt near 93.
MR. EDIrron: In these dull times
it is surpirising how people of every
rank and employment will be at
tracted by any little frivilous ex
citement. Loafing is the common
practice among merchants, clerk,
lawyers, and those who have no
profession or employment. Such
at least is the state of affairs in
our town. I hope it is not the
case in your growing city. Well.
it was said the other (lay that
some one straggling through the
low lands of Wilson's Creek had
found a Coon's nest, and a day
and hour appointed to institute an
attact upon the Coon's in their
quiet and peaceful home. At the
appointed hour the eager crowd
consisting of farmers, clerks, mer
chants, w heel wrights, blacksmith,
furnitu re-(dealer, trial j ustice,
preacher and loafers, assembled
on the grounds, formed the line of
battle and( planned the attack.
'rhe residence was soon found by
a small coon sleeping on a limb of
a large gum tree. After consulta
tion it was agreed to cut down the
tree in the hope that others were
concealed insidIe the tree, and a
sufflcient nnmber would be found
to contend well with the poodle,
the bench-leg-flce, andl the red cur,
which was expected to do the
principal fighting. A xes were ob
tainedl and the work of falling the
gum, two and a half feet in (iam
eter, was begun. After much cut
ting, grunting, sweating, talking
(meawhile the little coon sleeping,
seeming undisturbed by the pres
ence andl vociferous noise of his
assailants), the tree fell. The lit
tie coon ran down the falling tree
[and madle off toward the creek at
a slow pace as if he wanted to
stop and rub his eyes, being hard
ly awake. Amid the yells and ex
citing screams of the pursueing
crowd, one of the canine tribe ran
up and unaeremoninnsly took hold
of the throat of the retreating foe,
and after a contest in the mud
and water, which lasted a few see
ands,executed death upon his con
testant. The tree was further ex
amined, and it was found that no
others were there, and the crowd
looked as if they thought it was
too much "pork for a shilling."
An inquest was then held, the
trial justice acting coroner, and a
verdict rendered that the coon
came to his death by the ruthless
and unprovoked attack of a red
cur, residing with Mr. James Bur
nett. The act committed, as was
clearly proven, with mallice afore
The next will be the invasion
of a Fox-den, rcently discovered.
April 29th 1884. Pi.
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For County Commissioner.
*ft, The many friends of John M.
Barr respectfilly ainoIntee his rname
ris a candidate for County Coimiission
e~r for Pickens Count-y, sibject to the
ctwion of the demiocrati primary elec
I.ion.-may 9 td EASLEY.
M- 'The many friends of Eliag Day
respeerfully announem his iame as a
aandidate for Cointy (Conmisioner
for Piekens County, subject to the ac
ion of the Iext denocraiic primr:ty
Iet ion. may 9 td*
MSIr The many friends of A. B.
'alley respectfully annoinee him as a
wandidate for the office of County Com
nissioner for Pi(kens county. subject
'.o the action of the next prim;:ry elee
ion. apr 11 td*
For School Commissioner.
v% 'Tjhe friends of Capt. R. L.
Vew s respectflly announce hin as a
-a1nd(idate for t he office of School Con
niisioner of Pickens eounity ait tho
next election. subject to the action of
.he Democratic party in the prima-try
AIection. apr 18-4td*
. Tl'he nmuiny friends of LABAN
WAULLDIN think him the maii for tihe
)flle, and :nn11ouniice his name as a
!andidate for School Commnissioner of
Pickenis county, subject to the Priniury
eectJiOn. FRtoMf EASLEY.
ni..The numrous friends of 0. L.
I)URANT respeetftilly avnionnce his
amne as a candidate for re-election to
lie office of School ( onumnissionmer ot
[Pickens county, subject t~o Primnary
electioni. feb 8--td
For County Auditor,
Mil The many friends of Major
D. R ICE respectfully announce him
is a candJidate for raecoimmendaltion by
he democratic party at the ensnteinig
primary election to the appoint ment of
Auditor. Maj. Grice hats ever been a
working Democrat; al ways to the front
in time of need; is In every way compe
uent; and has never asked anm efled of
his people. apr. I i td.
#.. The many friends of J. 3.
CLY DiE respectfully prep ent his name
to the voters of Pickens county at PI-x1
mary election, for the re-ap~pointmnent
of County Auditor. feb 8- td
a., The manay friend, of J. J.
LEWIS respectfully announce him as
a candidate for re-election to the office
of Clerk of Court for Pickens county,
at the next election, subject to a nom
iniation by the Democratic ptrty.
apr 4 td*
so The many friends of Maj. J. X.
STEWART, feeling that hie will be the
right man In the right place, respect
fully present his name to the voter's of
Pickens county as at candildate for the
omfice of Clerk of Couit, subject to tihe
action of the Democratic primary elec
(ion. mar 2R-td+
For House Repreietatjes.
'W J. E. Bog* is respectfully an
nouneed as a eati datefor re-election
to the House of Representatives, sub
ject to the rules of the democratic
party. may 2 td
For Probate Judge.
*a. The many friends of J. H.
NEWTON respectfully bring him for.
ward as a candidate for re-election to
the office of Probate Judge for Pick.
ens county, subject to the action of the
Democratic primary election. apr4td*
SW The many friends of ANDREW
R. Hamilton respectfully bring for
ward his name as a candidate for the
office of Coroner of Pickens c6unty,
subject to a nomination by the Demo
cratic party in the next primary, elect
ion. apr 4 td
Ef. The many friends of Joab
Mauldin respectfully announce him as
a can(lidate for re-election to the office
of Sheriff of Pickens County, at the
next election, subject to nomination by
the democratic party. may 2 t(d
a& The many fr lends of Henry J.
Lewis respectfully announce his name
as a eamlidatte for the office of Sheriff
of Pickens County, subject to the next,
primary election of the Democratic
party. apr 25 td*
A&- The many friends of W. N.
PA YNE respectfully announce him as
a candidate for the offlee of Sheriff of
Pickens county, at the next election,
subject to a nomination by the Demo
cratic party. apr 4 td*
ot. The many friends of JAMES
L. AM BILER respectfully present his
name to the Voters of Pickens county
as a candidate for the office of Sherifl,
subjeet. to the action of the Democratic
party in the next pritnary election.
apr 4 td*
#q. The many friends of EARLE
P. TA V LOR respect fully bring forward
his name an a can(lidate for the ofice
of Sheriff for Pickens county, subject
to the action of the )enocratic parly
in the next primxary election. apr 4 td*
!&. The nany friends of ff. A.
RIC11EY feeling that he would fill the
oillce satisfactorily, announce him as a
candidate for Sheriff of pickens com
Ly, subject to the primary election.
g*. The many friends of ELIAS E.
MA U LDIN respect.fillly announce his
name as a candidate for Sheriff of
Pickens county, at t he enisning elee
tion, subject to action of thme Demo
erat ic Convention. feb 1-td .
For County Treasurer.
D& The many friends of W, B.
Allgood respectfully announce him ats
a carmdidate for the oftlee of County
Tlreasu rer of Pickens county, subject
to. recommendation by the D emocratic
party in the next primary election.
ap~r 11 td*~
Rg.. The many friends of P. D.
OU It ETION respect ftrllyv announce his
name as a candidate for T1reasurer of
Pickens county, at the ensuing elec
tion. subject to the action of the Dem..
ocratic party. apr 4 td
#4. Trhe many friends of J. WIL.
ILIAM MAJOR respectfully bring for
ward his name as a candidlate for re
commendation to the office o.f County
Treasurer of Pickens county, sub~ject
to the democratic primary election.
mar 28-t d*
sg.h friends of J. TYLER HILL
respectfully announce him as a eandli
dlate for recommIaendation by the Dem
ocratic party at the next primary elec
tion, for the appointment as Treasurer
of Pickenis County. feb22-td*
n'.The friends of JAS E. KIRK.
SEY respectfully announce him assa
candidate for recommendatIon, by the
Democratic party at the nesit primary
election, for appointment as Treasurer
of Pickeng cnunty. fo 32-t