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LNOtAl AN COUNTY MATTERS.
-Rev. R. A. Child preached in the
Methodist Church last Sunday.
-Maj. 1). F. Bradley. of the "Sen
tinel," was in town this week.
-Rev. W. H1. Kirton and R. A.
Child are . conducting at protracted
meeting at Zion this week.
-Col. R. E. Bowen and J. A. Hig
gins and sons, have gone down the
country. Tney will be present at a
Barbecue at Hodges, on Friday.
-Mr. J. B. Smith brought a curiosi
ty to us last week In the shape of an
onion. He also, brought us a perfect
,curiosity ini the shape of a very large
tomato, or rither 3 in one.
OWNBEY BROS. can sell yOU the heSt
Horse, Cattle and Chicken powdeers in
the world. july 25 tf
--The Baptist Congregation of our
town is carrying on a protracted iect
ing, Dr. Menda nhall, of Greenville,
has been conducting the services, and
they have been well attended.
-Mr. W. A. Hamilton informed us
this week that he had a cotton bloom
50 days after the seed was planted.
This is considered something extraor
-Miss Gussie Sitton, one of Senec a's
charining young ladies, passed through
Easley, last week, en route for Pick
ens, where we are informed that she is
making indellible impressions on the
hearts of the young men.
-Buy Fresh Turnip Seed from J.
M. RAMPEY. July 25 2t
-Mr. C. P. Runion has gone to the
mountains of North Carolina, for a few
days, to try and recruit his feeble
health May he return much benefitted.
-We were visited on Thursday morn
ing, between 3 and 4 o'clock, with a
severe storm of wind, lightning, thun
der and rain. The rain was needed, and
will do huniense good.
-Mis. A. S. Alken. formerly of our
town, but now of North Carolina, is
on a visit to relatives and friends in
this place, and we are glad to see her
so much imp~roved in health.
-We omitted to mention in last issue
the long-continued illness of Mr. M. J.
Smith's youngest child. It has b)een
drooping for about 3 months. May it
-T1urnip seeds, several kinds, at
OWNBIEY BRos. 'july 25 tf
--We again renew our offer of a 12
month's subscription to the MESSEN
GER, to the person furnishing us with
the largest water-melon, and 6 for the
next largest, and 3 for the third this
seison. Bring them along.
-Master Milton King, son of J. B.
King, presented us Thursday morning
with some pears, from a 2-year-old tree,
,on ,his fathers lot, of the -variety,
.measureing 10 inches in circumference.
Who can beat it? Thands Master Mil
-We erred last week in stating that
Mrs. J. N.. Howard was a member of
the Methodist Church, as she and her
'husband both belonged to the Baptist
Church. Miss Minnie Howard, their
daughter, we are glad to say, is fast re
covering, which was unexpected af ter
.the death of her umother.
-,Ice(Cold iBoda \Watierat OWNnEY
Rhat~w July 25 ti
-Mr. Irvin Miller reports his cotton
In line condition. - It is waist high.
The seed he used was the Jones Im
proved, bought of Mr. T. J. Bowen,
mid the guanno was the "Owl Brand,''
bought of W. M. Hagood & Co.
-Recollect that to-day, (Friday), is
ithe day for the Annual meeting of the
Stockholders in the Joint Stock Con..
pany of the Easley Academy. It is
ill-inportant that every one should be
present, as business is to be transacted
in which every one is inerested.
-Tickets of candidates who have or
dered them printed will find them
ready in this office, for delivery, and
those who have not yet ordered should
do so at once, as we are prepared and
waiting, and the time is short before
the election. Send your orders to the
-Come Candidates, that Ice Cold
Soda water at Ownbey Bros. will keep
you cool. july 25 tf
-Capt. Peek, the R. & I). R. R.
boss carpenter, with his corps of effi
cient workmen finished their job at
this place, and left us yesterday after
They made great improvements in
our town, and it is said that we have
the best platform between Charlotte &
-Mr. R. F. McCaslin, representing
the well-know house of F. W. Wage
ner & Co-, paid our towi a visit this
week. He is from Abbeville aid nat
ut-ally favors Col. Aiken for Congress,
but in the event of a second choice he
is for Col. R. E. Bowen. He is not a
delegate to the Convention, but is a
real good and souid man.
-The wife and child of Mr. T. C.
Powers, who resides in the upper por
Lion of the county, were considerably
shocked by lightning last week. The
lightning came down through the roof
into a small room which was occupied
by five personas. It rendered Mrs.
Powers senseless for several houirs, and
burned the hair from his child's head.
---Dr. E. Y. Salhon,'; Hlorie and
Cattle powders, for sale by OwNBEY
BROS. july 25 tf
-Do not forget the Congressional
Convention to be held at Seneca on
Wednesday, 6th inst., at which time
a. candidate is to be nominated for the
T~hird Congr-essional Distr-ict. Let ev'
ery one attendl who can, and show by
their presence their devotion to, and
desire for the nomination of our- wor
Lily citizen, Col. R. E. Bowen.
-Attention is called to the change
in advertisement of Messrs. Stradley &
Barr, Greenville, S. C., to be found on
our 2nd page. These young men are
ioing all in their power to place thleir
goods in reach of their customers in
Lhese hard times. Be sure to call on
themi when you go to Greenville, and
you will get batrgains.
-Miss Beula Ballentine,onle of Pick
cns County's fair daughters, is visiting
Mr'. and Mrs. R. A. Greer, and attend
ing the protracted meeting. May her'
visit be as pleasant as'she seems.
-Treasureris of Churches inl tile
Piedmont Association will please for
ward to me, at once, any monies they
may have on hand for Missions, or any
vouchers for money sen t directly to the
Boards during the past year, that I
may have my Report prepared befotre
our' Association meets,
A. W. HIUDGENR.
-The article on the Re-Union at
Mt. Carmel is unavoidably crowd
ed out this week.
-The family of Mr. W. W. Keys,
of the "Baptist Courier," passed us
on their way to Maj. Ambler's one day
this week. We hope they may be ben,
efitted by the change, and when they
return home, give praise to our delight
ful niountain Country.
-Mr. Ned. Williams, the able and
ever faithful Reporter for the "Green
ville Daily News," who has been
spending a few weeks at Maj. Amb
lers, to try to recruit his health and ob
tain needed'rest, passed through our
town on his way home on Saturday
last. We hope lie has been beneitted
by his stay in our mountain country.
-Our f-iend Mr. .J. M. Philips, who
recently opened a blacksmith shop in
Easley is doing a fine business. le is
a man well calculated to do work at
once, and well. Give him your work
and see how well he canl do it for you.
His shop is near the depot. july 18 tf
-We know of a young man in our
town that would like for the backs of
seats in all churches, a] plublic places,
to be made reversible, like R. R. coach
seats, so that they may look forward
or backward, as love and beauty may
dictate or be placed.
--Mr. R. L. Ownbey left us on yes
terday morning (Thursday) for Ashe
Ville, N. C., where he expects to have
a jolly time for the next three weeks,
after which time_ he will return home.
-Only 5 cents a glass for Ice cold
Soda Water at OWNBEY BRos. ju 25tf
-Mr. J. B. King, with his street
force, has been doing sonic much need
ed work on ourstreets. We hope soon
to see our side-walks, especially the
one leading from Bowen's corner to
the Baptist Church, put in order.
-We have received a beautiful piet
ure of the Southern Exposition, which
opens at Louisville, Ky., August 16th,
and continues until Oct. 25th. The,
view is of the main building, which is
one of tie largest Expositioin buildings
ever erected. It covers thirteen acres
of ground, and will be lighted trhough
out by live thousand electric lights.
-We got things mixed somewhat in
our personal notice of Miss Hattie
Clary last week. It shiould~ have read,
"T1he bright and charming Miss Hattie
C. Clary. of PclzAer, S. C., is visiting
Mr. B. D). Green and family. Ma3
her visit b~e prolonged and pleasant."
As we predicted, we already notice
a r'estlessniess on the part of certain
young men hereabouts. Well, boys,
she's a desirable prize if she can be
-The protracted meeting that is now
going on in the Baptist Church at this
place, continues to grow In interest, and
several have wvent forward to aeek the
prayers of the righteous.
Ther e is nothing more interesting,
and at the same time, solemn, thanx for
a, well-behaved congregation to witness
the young men and young ladies march
to the altar for prayer. Our young
folks have hours. dlays anid weeks for
outside pleasure. and we think they
couldl well afford to give one or two
hours a night in quiet and attention to
the ministers, who are pleading so hard
for their soul's salvation, on an occasion
like the present meeting.
-Candidates are p)r eparing for' the
"grand rounds," which comime nces on
the 7th Inst. It will be a lively time,
as there are forty condidates and tha
editor of the MESSENGER, all of whom
are expeeted to speak-the candidates
in behalf of themselves, and the editor
in behalf of his paper. Friends, vote
for the best men, and do not forget to
subscribe for the MESSENGER,.vhlch
will "only cost you $1 a year."
Every candidate Is expected to at
tend each meeting, and will be out 9
. -We are requested to state to our
readers, especially in the Mt. Zion
Cliurch community, that Prof. S. N.
Wyatt will sing at that Church on the
first Sunday in August, at 10 o'clock,
for the benefit of the Sunday School,
and furthermore, we will say that he
will commence a Singing school at that
place on Monday morning following.
Every body is respectful ly invited to
come out on Sunday,. and do not for
get your Music books and a basket of
-On Tuesday of this week, Con
stable Charles T. Martin, accompa
iiled by Lang Gilliland, armed with
a warrant for one Wad Irby, colored,
who was dharged with stealing a coat
last fall, proceeded to the plantation of
Mr. Stegall, for the purpose of arrest
ing him. le found his game and in
attempting to arrest him, he resisted
stoutly. In the scuffle he succeeded
in getting the middle finger of Mr.
Martin's right hand in his mouth, bit
ing him severely, which prevented Mr.
Martin from getting to his hip-pocket
for his pistol, for a time, but he gave a
sudden jerk, and loosed his finger from
his mouth, antd the negro again made
an attemlpt to w rest the stick from the
hand of Lang Gilliland, vho had been
assisting Mr. Martin, whereupon, Mr.
Martin drew his pistol, and presenting
it at his head ordered him to desist, or
he would shoot him, but lie paid no at
tention, and Mr. Martin stepped back
a few steps and fired on him, striking
him in Ifleshy part of the hip, causing
him to loose his hold and fall. Mr.
Martin and Gilliland proceeded to ex
amine the wound, but about that time
4 other negroes came rushing up, and
the officer not knowing their business,
drew his pistol and wvarned them to
stand back, as lie would shoot the first
man who attempted to put his hands
upon him, as he had just one ball for
each of them if an attempt was made
to harm him. Mr. Martin says it look
ed rather squally for a few moments,
but he succeeded in bringing in his
prisoner, having secured conveyance
for him. lie was carried before Jus
tice Gossett, and after a preliminary
examination,committed to Jail at Pick
ens, whither lie was carried by officer
A. W. Folger.
-Col. W. S. Pickens, from Equali
ty, A nderson Co., paid our office a visit
this week, and reports crops, &c., good
where it has been worked. lie also
says that we er'red In stating that Mr.
Davis, who killed Steve Austin. fled,
as lie sulrrendleredl himself at once, and
went before the .Judge in Greenville,
prep~ared to give a $30,000 bond if it
was necessary, b~ut the bond was put
at $3,000, which lie gave and returned
to his home. The negro had previous
to this affair made threats against Mr.
Davis, and on this occasion left his
plo0w handles andi advanced on him to
the distance of 80 steps, as was shown
by his tracks, and Davis then attempt
to go from him to the bottoms, where
he had started to work, but Steve kept
between him and the bottoms to the
distance of over 200 steps, at which
place he stopped and warned Austin
nmot to come any farther, for he would
kill him anid surrender if he did. Aus
tin still advanced,when Mr. Davis gave
him a justifiable death blow with his
hoe he held in his hand. Since that
timie his shuck and fodder house have
been burned, and while the family
were endeavoring to extinguish the
flames, one of the shutters to a win
dow in his' d welling were prized far
enough open to thu ow a lighted match
and some chaff or stratw on the foot of
the bed near the window, but luckily.
an old lady in the house heard the noise
and ran out with gun in hand, and saw
three men leaving the house, but in the
darkness could not tell who they were.
Threats have been made by the negroes
in that section to lynch Mr. Davis, but
we trust it will end where it is.