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LOCAL AND COUNTY MATTERS.
Oua Editor is absent in attend
ance at WoffordCollege Commence
anent, and we presume he is enjoy
ing himself finely. Read his let
ter in auother column, and over
look the thort-comings of tbe bal
ance of the MESSENGER this week.
-Owing to having to work' each
page seperate, we, accidently got things
mixed, putting our local page on 6th.
-Mr. John Stewart, who lives in 3
miles of Lewis R, Redmond, repot ts
him improving. "Daily News' " Pick
ens reporter may stand aside again.
-CALTSAYA TONIC has become
a by-word with nearly everybody, so
essential has it become. It Is one of
earth's greatest blessings' Sold by all
Druggists, at $1.00 pe r bottle.
-Old papers for sale at this office.
25 cents per hundred.
-Miss Mamie Wickllffe, of Walhal.
la, Is visiting the families of Maj. H. C.
Briggs and W. H. Holcombe.
-Dr. F. A. Miles and wife, of Green
ville, were on a visit to our town on
-Cott-n was quoted in Greenville,
on Wednesday at 11@11* cents. Ba
con advanced half a cent.
-Mr. W. H. Smith was the first to
lay a corn tassel on our table.
-Mrs. Margaret Blythe, from Abbe
ville, and mother-in-law to Mr. J. M.
Rampey, is on a visit to him and fami
ly. May she enjoy her stay.
-Miss Emma Gregory returned
from her visit to Union, on Thursday,
and was glad to get back, as she ia a
trong believer in Easley.
-Elbert E. Perry has sent us some
very fine samples of his wheat crop.
The heads are 4 inches in length, and
those sent us contains 6 and 7 grains
to the mesh.
Mr. Jaspez Oats also sent us some
equally as fine.
--Prof. Vennor, the great weather
prophet, died on Monday last, le
was truly a weather prophet, and his
dleath is to be regretted.
-Send your orders to OWNBEY
Baos. for fresh Lemons, may 9 tf
-A horse-apple tree, on Mrs. N. A.
Green's lot in this town has a curiosity
on it. It is a cluster of 13 good sized
apples growing around the naked limb,
withour a sign of a twig.
-We have been visited for the past
few days with very heavy rains, which
has done consideable damage to the
lands by washing them away, with the
growing crops on them.
--Mr. A. Mf. Folger reports to us
that his greatest desire for the past 20
years has been fully realized, in the
nomination of James 0. Blaine for
President, and expresses a firm belief
that his election will be sure.
-Our new Conneil has commenced
for good order in dead earnest, A
white man was arrested on Saturday
night and released on.Sunday mmorninug
.by paying the sum of $5. So look out
--Our farmers have been harvesting
their small grain--as fast as the weath
er would admit---which is yielding a
bundantly, but we fear a great deal of
it has been damaged to a great extent
by th~e past two or three days smi.
-We wonder how far it is to Cross
Roads? One of our young men.visited
there last Sunday, and from the late
ness of the hour in his return, we
Judge it to be some distance. It seems
that there is some dre as well as
-isten farmers and everybody: Mr.
J. M. Philips, a first class black-smith
and wood workman, has permanently
loeated in Easley. His shop is on the
northtrn side of the railroad near
the depot. Give him a call and get
your work done well, and for cheap
prices. may 30 tf.
-We have received a copy of the
"Semi-Weekly Transcript." published
from the "Gaffny Carolnian," office.
It is newsy, well gotten up, and neatly
printed by Britton Bros. We enter it
on our exchange list, and wish It suc
cess. Hurrah for Gaffney City.
-Our produce market is rather slim,
though eggs and butter, which is
scarce, are about the same. Eggs 10
cents; butter 15 cents. Chickens are
so scarce we do not know what they
sell at. Bring them along.
--The Air-Line Railway has added
much to their libera.l accommodations
heretofore, by placing a passehger
coach on their morning and evening
Local freight trains, as those wishing
to visit Greenville or Spartanburg can
go in the morning and return in the
evening, giving almost a full day to
transact their buainess.
-Mr. R. M. McDonald, of the
Greenville Iron Foundry and machine
shops, gave us a call last week. Look
out for his advertisement as soon as
he completes his new shops and gets
his new tools and fixtures. McD., is
going to fix up to supply everybody
with any and everything in his line.
Ike is a pusher.
-Farmers, call on OWNBEY Baos.
B-4 buying your grain Cradles. 9 t
-Another new-born boy baby, about
a day old, was found on the portico of
Mrs. B. F. Stairley, in Greenville, on
Saturday night last. It was well
wrappeded up and provided with
clothes In a bundle, and a nice sum of
money found on it for Its maintenance.
Greenville is noted for sensations of
-We regret to leiarn of the death of
Mrs. James R. Harris, near Pickens
C. H., in this County on Saturday last,
from a relapse of measles. She was a
consistent member of the. Baptist
Church She leaves a husband and
several children, as well as friends, to
mourn her loss. She was buried at
Cross Roads Church on Sunday.
--Mr. J. R. Gossett, and Mr. W. F.
Wait, may take their lhens to the rear
this time. Mrs. Lida Gireen has a hen
fastened up In a coop alone, which on
Thursday of last week, produced two
full sized and developed eggs bef~ge
noon, and didn't cackle much either.
There is no other hen on the 'place, and
she is making up time.
-Go to OWNIBEY BRos for a glass
of iced Soda Water, Lemonade or Ci
der- may 9 tf
-Read the advertisement of W. M.
Hagood & Co.. who will, for the next
60 days, dispose of their entire stock of
goods at New York Cost, In order to
make a change In co-partnership. This
Is no humbug. Give them a call and
see for yourselves.
Also, road the notice of County
Commissioners in reardt inewm...d
-Mr. J. N. McElreath, after'get.
ting Dr. J. W. Quillian's new Hotel
under fair way, has left his force to
complete it, and gone down to Pendle
ton to a large Job he has there. It
seems that they will not give him
much rest, which is a sure sign of good
and prompt work.
-Our High School, under the raan
agement of Prof. C. W. Moore, Is mov
ing smoothly along without a ripple.
His accomplished assistants, Miss Lillie
Green and Miss Jennie Rosemond, like
himself, move like clock-work, and are
always at their post, and nothing but
satisfaction is expressed on all sides.
Every session it gains in popularity.
and the Professor Is fortunate in ob
taining such valuable assistants.
-Mr. L. R. Kelly has laid on our
table a sample of his long-staple Ozlei
variety of cotton, which is near knee
high, and very fresh and promising.
Mrs. A. M. Russell also sent us a
few stalks grown on her fine plantation
by Mr. B. F. Harris, which is very
fine, and one of the stalks had four
well-formed squares, which Is the first
we have heard of this seasons. Who
can beat it?
Maj. 11. C. Briggs also hands us
some fine stalks of cotton, containing
-We are pained to learn of the 'sud
den death of Mrs. Mary Mauldin, wife
of Mr. W. B. Mauldin, which occurred
at her home on the night of the 9th.
inst. She had been afflicted with
heart disease for some time, bitt on the
night of hr death she retired to bed
as well as usual, but during the night
she became alatnmed from the short
ness of her-breath, and got up, waking
her husband,and told him as she walk
ed across the floor that she was dying,
and died In a few monents. She was
a consistent member. of the Methodist
Chureb, and leaves a husband and six
children and a host of friends to mourn
her loss. She was buried at Zion grave
yard, funeral servines being conducted
by Rev. W. H. Kirton.
-Quite an excitqment was created
a few nights ago-at least to three of
our young men, Willie R., Mc. B.., and
Johnnie N., who were sleeping up
stairs in one of our stores. They h'td
been eating oysters, and left the can
on the hearth, and retired for the night.
Some time during the night they were
aroused by a terrible racket down In
the store, and after contsuiltation It was
found that there was not a weapon in
the crowd, and to add to their friht,
bethought themselves that they lad
noticed t wo strange me~n, or 'tramps,'
sitting near the dIoor before retiring.
However, something must be dlone,
andl as they flied downt the steps John
nile N , seized an axe, Me. B., a pitch
fork, and Willie R., a scoop, and thus
armed commenced the raid, each one
being on a sharp look-out, and expect
in~g mortal combat at every step, and
no doubt wish ing that he . was some
where else; when all of a sudden out
rolled a huge cat with his'head wedged
in the oyster can so tight that it could
not be extricated. The cat had been
running over the house striking every.
thing before it. We venture to assert
that pistols or shot-gun~s could be found
in that room now.
[For the Messenger.
MR.' E DITOR : Please announce
th'at the School Trus~tees of Liberty
Township will meet at the town of
Liberty on $aturday the 28th instant,
at 2 o'clock, p m, for the purpose of
employing teachers, and to attend to
any other matter that may claim our
attetion. LABUN MAULDIN,
rrid, byRev. 8. A. Gary, at the
resdece f r. J. C. Spearman, on
Sunday mnorning, June 1st, Mr. W. V.
JONES and Miss D. A. BRIANT, all of
OUR PFUKENS LETTER.
PIOKoNS, 8. C., June 10, 1884.
DEAR MimSSEm : Plekens still
pursues the even tenor of her way.
A busy Court has Just closed, and the
Courthouse fraternity is taking a rest.
Our Grand Jury recommends that
the law prohibiting breaking the Sab
bath and profane swearing be enforced.
There is much speculation up here as
to who "Pickenslite" is. Curiosity
lovers say he Is one of four young men.
He shoots high.
Capt. Thornley .is remodeling his
Hotel. When completed It will put on
an imposing appearance. It will look
as well outside as the dining room in
side is attractive and inviting.
Mr. J. M. Plowden will assist Rev.
Dr. Riley in preaching this Summer.
We'are glad to welcome Mr. Plowden
back among his many friends in the up
Maij. R. A. Child and family are vis
iting relatives in Atlanta this week.
Dr. J. P. Carlisle, of Greenville is
located here for a short while'to brac
tice Dentistry. He does good work
and gives general satisfaction.
Eugene Alexanderthe litLIe Charles
tonian, Is baek among his friends and
Refreshing showers have fallen and
produced jutilant spirits.
Sheriff Mauldin starts for Columbia
to-day with five recruits to the peniten
One candidate electioneering anoth
er candidate for the same office is an
They say young "Robby" has got
the Seneca fever There is nothing
like swimming in deep water.
A young lover went all the way from
Piekens to Dacusville to get a box of
cherries for his 'bright particular star.
Whole-souled Is the way to be, young
To be told "you are pale" when
your face is on tire with blushes,
gets a fellow.
Col. George Johnstone,of Newberry,
and Ma4.3Murray, of Anderson, were
bon in Pickens during Court week,
feeling the Congressional "pulse."
The Measles are gone, and ;y go
with them. They ruined a pleasaiit
Prof. W. M. McCaslan and wife are
ittendidg Cominmencenent in Spartan
burg this week.
Pitching horse-shoes Is the latest
It is with great pleasure we no
that Col. R. E. Bowen has coi
sented( to become a candidate for O
gress in this District. He is well wot
thy of the positionu. In him are happi
ly united intellect, patriotism and force
of charaucter. ie never stoops to any
of the tricks of politicians, but stands
squarely on his own worth and ability.
lHe has represented his own County in
both Houses of the General Assembly
with credit and honor, and he would
represent upper South Carolina ia
Congress equally as well. We hope to
see him nominated and elected to that
high position which he so justly merits.
N OTICE is hereby gIven In accord
ance with Act No. 404, passed
Dec. 4th, 1883. by the General Assem
b13, that a Petition has been illed in
our Office praying for a Public High-.
way from Day's Cross Road by W. 0.
Richey's, to Easley's Brkgle, upon the
most direct and practicable route, and
upon a grade of not more than or'ie
foot to the rod, and that we will be In
session at Easley on the first Mtonday
in July naext, at 10 o'clock, am, to take
into consideration the propriety of
opening said( Road, and that all persons
interestedi in opening the same will b
allowed to testify for or against it.
A .B. T ALLuY,
B. S. FIWEMAN,
County Comw'rs Pickens Co.
jnne 13 tf