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J. R. HAGOOD, EDITOR.
NATIONAL AND STATE TICKET.
GROVER CLEVELAND, of N. Y.
Tnos. A. HENDRICKS, of indiana.
HUo S. THOMPsoN.
For Lieutenant Governor,
JOHN C. SHEPHERD.
For Secretary of State,
J. N. LIPscoMB.
J. P. RICHARDSON.
For Adjt. and Insp.-General,
A. M. MANIGAULt.
W. E. STONEY.
C. R. MILES.
For Superintendent Education,
MR. ED. GRENEKER, the recent (
editor of the "Newberry Herald," I
died on Friday of last week, with t
MR. E. E. BofiaR. who some
months ago assumed editorial con
trol of the Spartanburg Herald, has I
resigned his position. In Mr. Bo
mar, the "Herald" had a man ful
ly qualified for the important posi
lion, and who made the paper one
of the best weeklies in South Car
olina. The editorial fraternity
loses a strong man in Mr. Bomar.
May he be equally successful at
law, and what ever things else he
might engage himself witi).
"SUBSCRIBER" vs. RAIL ROADS.
This weeks issue of the MESsEN
BER contains a letter, written in
Opposition to the Carolina, Cum
herland Gap and Chica, Rail
Road, the author of which is one
ofou r regular corresp~ondents. He
will however, excuse us for differ
ing from him in the matter, and
our readers will please indiulge us,
while we attempt to write some
thing uponl this subject.
By reference to another page of
the paper the letter of "Subscri
her" will be seen. It bears upon
its face' direct opposition to the
construction of the road by our
oIwn people. We (10 not doubt the
sincerity of our correspondent.
WVe feel that he means for the best,
everything he has written upon
the subject. But with all the sin
eerity of' heart, and earnestness of'
purpose with which the article was
written, it calls for' a difference
in judgement on our part. He has
expressed himself against the
building of rail roads by our own
people, and asks that we "beg, beg,
heg, for capitalists to build them
for us." How useless is that cry,
unless we show a disposition n
yur part first to inaugurate the en
1erprise. We cannot hope for aid,
Linless we first help ourselves.
Does it seem possible that the
'apitalists at the North will take
2old of that about which they
know nothing? As a guarantee to
hem, should we not be willing to
give what we are able? To war
rant the building of a road, even
by northern captitalists, should we
tot take bold upon it, and do all
,hat lies within our power to place
;he enterprise upon a high way to
success? If we remain with our
trms folded, unconcerned and in
tetive upon the subject, what
rrounds are there for hoping that
t will ever be built? Yea, what
rrounds are there for hoping that
)ur own country will ever flourish
Lnd become the home of wealth
LUd of beauty. If it is a strain up
m us, the fruits of our labors will
)e returned to us in the near fit
tire, in a tenfold proportion. It
rill insure the iimediate develop
nent and progress of a country
vhich without it will remain as
>oor in much of the (im, distant
uture as it has been in the past.
Vhat would we have been to-day
vithout the Air Line dissecting
mur county? An isolated spot,
vhere wealth, progress and ad
rancing civilization would not
ioon have raised their heads.
Would many ofour people (1o with
)ut the road for two o1 three times
ts cost? It is of incalculable val
ie to us, and its beneficia. efforts
tre commensurate with its value.
L'he building of a road would be a
iafe investment of our money, and
would tend more to the upbuild
ing of our county than anything
else we could (do. "Subscriber"
says: "Let us put our money on
sur farms and schools, if we should
even have any after supplying our
pot-liquor and soap-grease." If he
aan prove that all farms have en..
banced more in value situated
from a railroaO than all those sit
uiated upon a railroad, taking the
nature of the landl into considera
Lion, his point about putting the
money directly upon the farms is
well taken. But it is impossible
f'or him to do this, and his advice
ther'efore is not wholesome.
Furthermore, the ostensi bly fine
results of a railroad as regards its
effect upon schools, should make
his point in this maatter dwindle
Look at the important consider
iation education is receiving at the
hands of those whio live upon the
ine of the Air Line road in Pick
ens county-~--if we had a new line
our people along it could own
three times the worth of a "pig
and calf," and instead of "robbing
our Ohildren for the benefit of
Railroad Kings," we would be
putting money as it were in their
pockets. It will be a good idea to
have the townships through which
the road is to run, to vote upon a
subscription, provided they vote
in favor of it, and let our people
be impressed with the inportance
of voting sodidly for the grand en
[For the Messenger,
MIC. EDITon: Your worthy little
paper drops in once a week, and
brings with it something that is of
information to those wishing to
know what is going on at home
We farmers have been digging
away in the mud; Gen. Green made
a consi derable advance during the
last months rain, and on a good
portion of our bottom lands old
Red Vose made an equal show.
Corn looks very well considering
so much wet weather. Cotton is
sorry, garden truck is looking fine.
We are beginning to give some of
the crops its final working,and will
soon be ready to say a word to a
candidate as lie comes along.
In speaking of candidates makes
me think of the law of voting at
the primary. I wonder if all the
candidates who are pledged in
their announcement to support the
Democratic party. can vote at the
primary election; (as to my part)
the shoe don't pinch me directly,
but I think the chance is for some
one to be in an awkward shape
just now. If a man sins let him re
pent. but is there any sin for the
vote of last election? There was one
independlant candidate in the field
who is a good citizen, a good
neighbor, &c., and shall a man be
disfranchised for voting for him in
the face of all those hona, fide vo
ters that voted for that black ne
gro just a little while back? I
think we should remember that
there is but little dispute in this
County, at this time, and we need
not be overca ution s,but there mu st
be something for an excitement
and I reckon it is all well.
NARROW ESCAPE.-Onm Sundauy
mnorning last, W. S. Gregory. of Eas
ley, camne nmear meeting with a sad and
unitimely death at the residence of his
mother-in-law, Mrs. N. A. Green, ini
the WVest End. Some parties were
there who desired to boardi the morn
ing train. andl in preparation for this,
Mr. Gregory had gotten up early and
proceeded to the well for the purpose
of dIrawinug some fresh water, not know
ing that t he top plank was rotten. A f
ter stepping on the platformu of the
well andt startig the bucket down,
still holding his hands on the windlas.
the platform gave way, carrying himu
up to hIs shouliders in the well, which
was 76 feef deep. But for the timely
assistance render ed by Mr. R. D.Green
who wits a few yards distant. Mr. Greg
ory would have gone to the )ottom In
water ten feet deep.-Daily News, 220
At a meeting of the Cotuty Ex
ecutive Committee, held July 18th,
1884, the following series of pub
lie meetings were arranged for the
Hurricane, (Nine Mile School
House,) Thursday, August 7th.
Eastatoe, Friday, August 8th.
Dacusville, Monday, August
Cross Plains, Tuesday, August
Easley, Wednesday, August
Liberty, Thursday, August 14th
Central, Friday, August 15th.
Pickens C. H., Saturday, Au
All candidates in the county,
who hold themselves subject to the
pritrary election, are requested to
be present at these meetings and
address the people upon the polit
ical issues of the day.
D. F. BRADLEY.
-The w.eathear is hot, bitt the farin
ers are well pleased.
BACOT'S LIVER PILLS.,
T11184 i to ce'rtfify that I have give)
the LIVER PILL (Manifae.
tuired by Messrs. D. T. BACO' & CO.,
Greinville, S. C.,) a fair trial, and cat,
uIIhesitatingly say that they are supe
'io to aIy pill I have ever used.
11EV. D. W ESTON Hjo('vr .
Easley, S. C.. July 22, 1884.
The above pills are sold by all Drig
gists. an(] Merchants generally, all
canl also be found at th)- Posto'fce at
Easley, S. C., where you can be sup
plitd by A. M. Folger, P. M.
CAR LOAD SALT.
NIX & HOWARlD
AND GET'I YOUR
Rock Bottom Prices.
A ND at the same time and place,
y'ou cani find a choice variety of
.TUR NIP SE.D,
fresh from the Market, and as cheap
as the cheapest. We will be glad to
sell you the Salt and Turnip seed.
july 25 4It
H AV [NG been recently overhauled,
are now in first rate order. Per
sons coming from a distance will get
their grlndling done at niight. They wilt
find a house to stay In and stalls for
their hor'ses. Give us a trial.
All persons wishing their GINS filed
hy the O'NEIL SAW FILING
MA CHINE, can have it done at
Eaisley, by Mr. Marion Day, or if yon
will notify me at Brlggs Postoffiee, 8.
C., I will sendl a mana to your Gin and
do the work. It is better than all oth-.
er Machir.es. Try it and be conyineed.
July 25 tfI. E. nnwWEN.