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Methodist Church--Rev W. H. Kirton,
Pastor Pickens Circuit.
First Smutiay at 11 a. im., at Daket.will e,
and at 3 p. m.. at Antioch.
Weiliesday nri igsht before second1 Simu
day, at 74 o'clock, at Easley.
Satirday befor, >econI Stuiday at II
it. mi., ait Tahor.
Secoid Smdav. 11 a. m., at Pickens,
miff 3 p. it. it M-thlilieem.
Saturday before third Sumluly, at. 11 a.
Im. at Mt. Bethel.
Third 4unday at 11 t. m.. Salem, and
at 3 p. mn. at. Porter's Chapel.
Sattirday before fourth siday at 11
it. li. sat Unioun.
Fo1rih Sidaiy at. 11 a. i. at Easley,
and at 3 p. i. at Zion.
Baptist Church.--Rev. 1). W. 1iott.
First Sundasv, 11 . it m. awl 8 p. in.,
a1 Saturday before at 2 p. Iml.. at
Easley. S. C. Prayer meeting every
'I'lIrsdav night . Suniiday School
Eatch Sabbath at 4 p. im.
SeCoI) Sluay at Griflin euieh0 at 11
a. i ; Saturday before at 12 in. At
Prteshyterian clurch, Pickens C. 11.
at 3.1 p. i.
Thir11d Salaby at Cen1tral at I1 Ia. ml.;
Saturday be-fore. at 12 im.
FourthIi Suliday* v at Liberty. I In. Im.
-List of appointmuiibts for the An
deso ICire'uiit of M. 11. ('lutre0 :
Fairview. 4th Sabbath inl each mouith.
111armonyli. 1st %%.%0
Smlith's Ch-typel. 2(1 sah.
Savanial chtr1u., 3d Sah.
M.\E. .cIsIcK. I. C.
OUR WASHINGTON LE'"ER.
[Fromi Our R egt r C (.'orres )OI poide nt .]
W'ASuINGTON, 1). C., May 24.
Ou,r city is unique perhaps in
presenting examples of men brokeii
(own in spirit and fortuies, whose
uncontrollable desire to fee(l at the
public crib makes them willing to
accept any position, however low
ly, rather than be kept out of Gov
ernment emlioy for any time. Not
that they are unable to secure., em
ployment elsewhere ; on the contra
ry , their past experiece shouil(d
make their services valuable in
Mnany respects to private inidividxu
als, and undoubtedly would do so
if they could bring themselves to
abandon what they may consider
''public life.'' I know of an ex
member of the Wisconsin Legisla
ture, now a doorkeeper and mnes
senger of one of' the Senate Comn
mnittees; another, also a dloorkeep
er, who not long ago was a bank
president in Virginia andI occupied
some responsible public positions
in his State ; still another, who is
the son of' an ex-United States Sen
ator, and1 as suchi, very likely, im
bibed tihe taste for holding Itulic
office which he no0W gratifies by fill
ing the position of a doorkeeper ;
and I could go on citing an indeifi
nite numnberof' cases to support my
proposition if space permittedl me
to do so.
It will, doubtless, be~ interesting
to a large numbiner of your readlers
to learn that the Pension bill, as re
ported yesterday from the Senate
Pensions Committee, provides for
the reappropriation of the unexbal
anee of the appropriations for in
valid pernsions for the current year
. (estimated at $66,000,000) avd for
the appropriation of an additional
$20,000,000 for the n)avmnnt of
pensions, $5,000,000 for fees of ex.
amining surgeons; $386,2O0 for
the pay and allowapoes of peusion
agents, and $ 10.000 for the contin
gent expenses of pension agencies.
The committee has strikcen from
the bill all the legislation attached
to it by the House.
Recent events seem to have de.
monstrated that, considering its
size, there is more speculation go
ing on here at the National Capti
tal than in any other city in the
United States. This is especially
true of speculation in a small way.
Among the thousands of Govern
ment eniloyees receiving on an av
erage from $900 to $2,000 a year,
there are very few, I venture to
say, who have not at one time or
another taken a "flyer" at stocks
or dabbled in wheat. The oppor
tunities for doing so are many.
The temptation to tncrease their
little income by some lucky hit is
not always withstood and the
victims who are "-bitten" at an
early stage of the game do not al
ways benefit by the lessons taught
them. The spirit of gambling ex
tends to the Arny and Navy, anI
even some of the foreign diplomats,
attaches principally, whose way 01
eking out a living is as much v
problem to thei perhaps as to oth
ers, have caught. the fever and are
seen at times to make their way in
to "bucket shops" and kin'dred
institutions. The latter in certaini
q(tuarters atre )lentifu 1. some o0
them are highly. espe.tal. look
ing coi-erns. You wouldn t susn
peet them1i of (loing anythiing bIt t
legitimnate iniiking busi ness. Oth
ers carry on their trade-I mighi
also say profession-withiout tl(
least attem.t to conceal it. Flan.
ing signs announce to the passer
by that so and so are rea(dy t, takt
or(lers for stocks oni a margin of on
per cenit. III windows Vyou will se(
SCIeenis wiich iniform the piblic
that private wires offer special fa.
cilities for transaction of business,
No wondler, then, ttaat with suclh
t emptations thrown intotheir way,
women an1 clergym even, wa' i
into mieshies out of which they can
not hope to f id fheir way withoul
being rutned in reputation or briing.
ing disgrace upon themselves and
others. Some very curious skele
tonis might be brought to light il
you (could( butt peer into the closets
of some of the peop)te high in the
employ of the Government. IIow
many of t hem, I1 wond1er, o anag
to keep up thme style of living they
(10 on the salary they meceive&
They' were not rich when they en
tered1 oflice. Their wives did niol
bring them handsome dowries. Tc
suspect their integrity would be
doing them a gross injustice. But
to speculate a little bit, eh ? Trade,
maybe upon a superior knowvledg
of affairs which their official posi
tion may give them. Is it, after
all, so very wrong? Is it at any
rate considered1 so b~y many 01
-A mau shmould fear whehn -h
emnjoys only what good he does y~l
'licly. .Is it not the publicity r'ntb
er than the charity that he. loves?
-Have your Job work donehore.
(Written for 'The Meseger.1
It is allowed that much of the
highest enjoyment of which our
social nature is susceptible, is to
be found izi the bosom of human
friendship. It iW equally true that
many of our keenest sorrows come 1
from the saine quarter; that a
thousand pangs spring from the
same source; and that we general -
ly suffer more from our professed
friends thai we do from our avow
Our nost exquisite sensibilities
are only accessible to professed
friends; no avowed enemy
is suffered to come near enough
our hearts to afflict us vitally.
The sacred inclorure ofour inmost
soul is opened to friends, these are
admitted into confidence, and re
cieved into fellowship with our
spirits; and alas! they oftentimes
prove false at the heart; and hav
ing stabbed our senisibilities, leave
their victim bleedng with anguish.
Many a, sweet love-tune has
one1 Unsun1lg and( unhleat be
cause rude hands have swepIt thei
young heart strings that would
otherwise have vibirtted in happy
accord ;smooth currents of life that
were- Ili mit to) mingle have beeni
turnIed Storl-Ilashed and teI)eSt
tOSSed into Seplrate (hiannIels by
the icaiutious me(hl1int of tin int
"They had been frieuda in yoith;
111t whispering tongrues. zaiu poison
A l!i nst-Ancy dwells in renahns1 above;
A mid lite is ihors. anl ymh is vain;
Awd to be wroth w it h one we Iove
D)oth work like madz hie.-s inl t he brain."
Earth's friendships are iot till
faithiless, but few, ali! very few,
p P'rove true aid ftaithulI in (dark
and cloudy days. F'~ew friends aire
as devCoted as D)amon, 01r as dlear
as Pythias. Datvid's greasest gr'ief
w ias fromn his own tfamalia r friend,.
"bif it ha.1 ben an eniemy, thten he
would have borne it;."' Even our
Savior~9 wa "woundeld ink the house
A brilght and1( be(auttifal gem of pi icelIess
If thouI hst found th it reasure, gluaid
Yet, 0. h'waire, le.4t tihtit to which thou
SAnd thou shiall ini thy uight of sorrIow,
I hada frind."P.
Boot & Shoc Maker,
F yEuI wanttt to sa"ve muoney (cal1 on.
- )8. WES't.l'O()N and have yourt.
Repa:iring bothi neat ly. ('heapjly antd
promp11tly done1, fotr Casha.
Dee '1 19m
LoW PRICES AT
NIX & HOWARD'S
MATN STRERT, EASLEY, M. C.
W E take pleasire in biiforming our
custoners that we have receIved
full line of
3oots, Shoes, Hats. Groceries, &e.
Only 50 dozen Stiaw Hats-give us
k call for them. A splendid line of
rladies beautiful Lace Collars, warrant
d to wash, at 10 cents each, and in
neris other like goods at equtally low
ri'ees. Inmd beautiful patterns.
A itice line of Confectioneries, Ci
pars and Tobacco. Also, Crockery,
Alass and Hard ware.grain Cradles, &e.
We will not be undersold, so give us
in early call. may 2 'im
THE CHEAP CASH
Is t he place to buy your Staple all
Flainey Groceries, Tobacco, Segars, Far-.
mer.' Ilardware, Garden Seeds, &c.,
We keep Stoves, Crockery anid Tinl
ware. at hard I ine, prices.
Thanktingio the public genlerally for
their liberal pat roinage inl the pl-st, w
hope by close attention to )lbsiliess to
m141rit 11 coitinuance of the same.
( yutry prouce bouglit at higheit
marke t price, for cash.
Rlemember our ipotto is qdick sadlcs
and short profits. Give us it ca-1.
R1espect fil ly.
Easley, S. C.
EASLEY, S. C.
COME ONE, COME ALL
A N1) firIish youir Hoses ill elegan)t,
style for the Suniiuer with a nice
Liinie of ledsteads, MNat tiesses, Bii
rean-. Tables, Stands, (C1airs, Rockers,
Ade , &c. A gewc ssrmn
Of Lillsenpe ehroian% 22x30 inch
franies, ciord. &c.. .I,* dV for1 halg
ing onl thet walls. A Is'. on hiiI, ai line
siz phiotograiph framets, all ini artistic
style. Always on hiand a full line of
(Caskets and( cotlline, alisizes andl styles.
Buia~l Robes for (lec ex, alt qual ities
an pi,ces. R~ead(y at allI hours to wait
aniy style, and1( wihent so deQsired(, will be
trimmed('( ain4 shipped'( to aniy point oni
R ail roadl free oIf ex tra chairge.
Thliiikinig y'ou for past favors, aIntI
solicitinig your further patron age, I ami
A. M. RUNION
J. Q. DLAVK,
Main St., Greenvllle, S. C.
3Yrd .'Poor .dlbore Coffee S.
(3E NUIN E Wm. Rogers' Cutlery,
Se fKnives and( Forks $3.50.
(Genera as nsortmiez:t, of good Jewelry
enre*fully selected. Best family
at specialty, and( at close fiures.
Repairinig wvatchebs and jewelry
lpromolt lv dhme. te 99.
WV. S. GRuoonY, our Foreman and
P'iblishier, is i1thiorized to receive it
re(ceipt for su bscriptionis, Job work a ndI
l veri1semilits ri li R AlII NNI 1i