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[For the Messenger.
The Lien Law.
MR. EDITOR: I notice that' the
lien law is being pretty severely
criticised by some writers in the
State. This is a question worthy
of the.ablest quill and ought to be
dissected;. I would like to give
some points on it.
1st. We dare not take from a
man his constitutional right of
giving a mortgage, which instru
ment is about as long as the dec
laration of Independence. An at
torney will charge about $5.00 for
drawing it up; $1.50 to record,
making $6,50. Mr. A., a renter,
goes to C. for 10 bushels of corn;
he adds on his $6.50 paper to the
cost; to D., ror 50ibs of bacon he
repeats the dose, and to the bal
ance of the alphabet for his mo
lasses, flour, guano, etc., with his
$6.50 papers still attached, with
the danger of a long tedious and
expensive process of fighting fore
closures through the courts. Will
the said Leinor be able to buy his
rations any cheaper as a hireling?
which we 'make the law say he
shall be, when we take away his
right of giving mortgages or liens.
There are thousands of children.
with their noble mothers, who
would be thrown out of employ
ment by this process, they work by
the side of their fathers in farn,
and produce a very large pei cent
of the products of the country.
But they would not get employ
ment as hirelings. Who would
hire children from 6 to 10 years
)l(1, with their mother, who has a
habe to nurse and perhaps half a
dozen other childreni to cook for
and wait upon,.or who can afford
to give the father wages as a farm
handl, sufficient to feed, physic
and clothe a wife and 8 01' 10
As the world gets oldler it gets
poorer, and as the country gets
miore popl)lous the people get 1poor
(er. It seems to run thus: A man
with 500 acres of land anid 10
children leaves them 50 acres
each, they raise 10 children each
and leave them 5 acres apiece. A
man who owns a cow as his for
tune, and raises ten children, if
successful, leaves them 1-10 inter
est in a worm-eaten cow hide.
I (10 not think it fair to lay this
all on the lien law. This process
of' retrogading was doubtless go.
ing on before the birth of Virgin
ia Dore. I sometimes think that
almort all of us suppose if we had
a fair chance at a certain class we
would grow rich. But enough;
this is not a pleasant theme, but
'such is life'--the sweet and beau
tilnl rose has its thorns. Tt strikws
me the remedy (if there is one.) is
in developing the organ of aeou- I
mulativeness in one class, -and les-1
sening it and developing the bump
of philanthropy in another. Pause
and reflect before you say, the man
who has nothing better than a crop
on which to give a lien or mort
gage, shall have nothing on time,
but suall hire. This law is badly
hated by many in the State, bkit I
am not sure that the key of the 1
granery and smoke house would
not be a more rigid lien than we
now have. The lien is collected
more quickly and cheaply than any
other debt. It does not go to
court nor even into the hands of
an attorney. It embraces the price
of labor and also that of rent.
There is very great doubt in my
mind whether we will better it.
The retnedy for some of the evils
in connection with this subject is
plainly laid down in "Holy writ."
There is not bloot enough in the
turnip to transfuse the elephant,4
nor wool enough on the common
bil!y goat to give the sheep a win
ter suit. It is a very great mis
take too, to suppose all who give
liens are the very poorest; the land
owners resort to it in large num
bers. Se nscim.
.-AA'>YO L7 EfE V~
ow- The many frien(s of J. A.
I L LEY animounce hini as a candidate
for the office of Coroner for Pickeis
County, sibject to nomination by the
next Democratic Priitry Election.
fteY-The imany friends of ANDRFW
R. Hami3llton respectf illN bring for
ward his name as a canlidate for the
oflice of Coroner of Pickens county.
Subject to a iolilationi by Ihe Dem'lo
Cratic xtrty in the next primary Clvet
11. apr) 4 t(dI
For P0ob3ateC Judge.
Sa'' The rmany friendIs of -Mr.
BEN. D. GARVIN respectfllyv :In
n1ounIICe h'm1 as a lon(1ldidn'e for1 Probate
Judlge for Pickcis Couity, subject to
action of next Democratic primary
election. july 11 td
WA, The m ianly friends of J. Hf.
NE MTON respect.filly bring hin for
ward as a cand~idIate for re-election to
the ofice of Probate ~Judge for Pick
ens county, subject to the action of the
D~einocratic primary election. apr4td*
For CIounmty Cominnnssioner.
as T~he friends of JOHN R.
P HI L LIPS, of D)acusville T1ownmship,
respectfuilly annl~ounce him as a candi
dakte for County Commissionmer of Pick
(1ns County, at the next ensuing elec
ionl, subiject to nlomiuttion by the De
mocratic party at the( approaching p'ri.
mary election. july 2.5 td
gg- The friends of JOHN L.
GRIAVLEY, Esq , respectfuly all
nIounIce him als a. cand~idakte for County
Commissioner of Pickens Coun ty, sub
ject the action of thef dlemlocratilc pri.
mary election. j uly 11 t(.
The many friends of J.
MO NRlOE 1(1NG respectfully an -
nlounce is name11 as a canldidate'for the
ofilee of County G30nlnissioner for
Pickens County, subljet to the action
of the demlfocratic primnary election.
Eg The many friends of Mr. ,J. .J.
g ICD 1 r'espect folly announi ce his 1na mel
aa candlidate for County Commnission
er of Pickens Counity, sub1ject to the
e xt dlemlocra tic priuma~ry election.
0iijyAt the solicitat ion of my friends,
I respect fully aninotunce myself as a
candidlate for' Count y Commissione~r of
Pickens County', subI!ect to the actionl
of the next dlemfocratic primary elec
tion.-mnav 16 ' RnnN nOavn
g -T ie .frien(s of JAMES E.
BOf UG.HS respectftill* fAnnonnce
Aim as a candidate for County CodVi"
nissioner of Pickens County, at the
iext ensuing e ~lotion, subject to a
iomination by the Democratj party
Lt the approaching primary election.
jun 20 td'
v,%. The many friends of John M.
Barr respectfully annonce his reame
is a candidate for County Commission
.r for Pickens County, subject to the
lotion of the democratic primary elec
ion.-nay 9 td EASLEY.
0mm7' The many friends of Ellas Day
espectfully announce his name as a
andidate for County Commissioner
or Pickens County, subject to the ai
Ion of the next democratic primary
lectilon. may 9 td*
*15- The many friends of A. B.
Palley respectfuilly announce him as a
'andidate for the offlice of County Com
nissioner for riekens county, subject
;o the action of the next primary clec
lonl. apr 11 td*
For County Treasurer.
SW- The friends of Rev. 13. S.
3AINES respect fully annouice him as
t candidate for recomimendation by the
)emoctAtic party at the approaching
)rmary election, for appoiitment to
;he ofiee of Treasurer of Pickens
Zounty. July 18 tf.
a&- The many friends of W. B.
Ullgood respectfilly announce him as
L cundidate for the olilce of Counityv
l'reasuirer of Pickens couinty, sulbject
:o recommendatioi by the Denocratic
party inl the next. prilary election.
apr 11 td*
Is, The many friend. of P. D).
UIRE'TON respectfiilly announce his
me as a candidate for Treasurer of
P"ickenis 'ouinty, at the erSIing elec
ion. s1bject. to the action of the D11
cratic party. apr 4 td
a The fmany frienls of J. WIL.
LIA M MAJOR respecitfull v bring for
ward his nme110 as a camllidate for re
0omineldaitioni to the offic of County
I'reasurer of Pickens county, subject
.o the democratic prlim:ry election.
l9,lThe friends (if J. TYLER HILL
respew-ctfuily annoicuce hil :Ls a ca111di
late for recommuiiiendation by the )emn
erIatic party at the next ptrimary elec
ion. for the appointmni t a Treasurer
)f Pickens Count y. feb22-td*
m9:he1ic friends of JAS K. KIRK
4EY respetfuilly anInounce him as a
sand(idate for recommuuendationi, by hes
Democratic party at the tnext primfary
electioni, for appolitmenit as Ti'reasurer~E1
r~f Pickents county. feb 22-td*
For School Commissioner.
IWMr. W. K. BOGGS is~ re
spectfully annltounIced as a~ canu~ldiate for
School Counissioner of Pickens~ Co.,
subject to t he actijon of the niext Demo
eratic p~rimary electtoni. aug 8 td
5W We are authorized to an
nloun~c Bev J. C. flUDISON a candi
liate for School Cunissioner of Pick
mns County, subject to the nomtinazt lont
in the apprtoaching primnary election.
jun 20 td(*
mg The)( friends of Capt. IR. L.
L~ewis respectfully annountce him1) as a
~andidlate for the Oflice of School Comn
mnissioner of P.ickens county at the
next election,. subject to the action of
thue D)emocratic party in the pr'imarty
mlection. apr 18--t d*
mg The many friends of LAIBAN
IA ULDIN think him 'hue man for thme
Aflice, and announce his name as a
~andidate for School CommIssionuer of
P~ickens county, sublje'ct to the PrtimalUry
leection. F1noM EAsLEY.
3ag'Ihe numerou()ts friends of 0. L.
D)URANT respectfully aninouince his
liame as at Candkldate for reC-electiont to
bhe office of School Commissione'r of
Picena commty, shinet to Primary
The many fiends of Rev.
G. W. Single~i respeetfully present
his name o th0 voters of rickens-Coun
ty as a candidate ir th&oflce of School
Co1 missioner, subject to the action of
the Democratic party In the next Pri
mary election. imay 23 td
For County Auditor,
iE*P The many friends of Major
D. GRICE respectfully announce him
as a candidate .for recommendation by
the denoclaLc irty at tihe eisueing
primary 'eleeti6i to the appointment of
Auditor. Maj. Grce has ever been a
working Democrat; always to the front
in time of need; is in every way compe
tent; and has never asked an office of
his people. apr. 11 td.
Vil. The many friends of J. B.
CLYDE respectfully present his name
to the voters of Pickens county at Pri
mary election, for the re-appointment
of Conty Auditor. feb 8- td
aft. The maiy friends of J. J.
LEWIS respectfully annonnce him as
a candidate for re-election to the office
of Clerk of Court for Pickens county,
at the next election, subject to a non
Ination by the Democratic party.
apr 4 td*
DIEW The maiy friends of Maj. J. M.
STE WAr, feeling thatl he will be the
right man in the right place, respect
fully present his Iame to the voters of
Pickens colity s a candidate for the
offlee of Clerk of Court, subject to the
action of the Democratic primary elec
tion. mar 2!-qtd*
For House Representatives.
x'Ihe mnLiy frieids of Capt. JOHN
H-. BOWEN respectfully announce
him as a candidate for the Legislature
at I he next eniSulcintr election, subject.
to a nomination by the Demuocatic par
ty at tihe a pproachtling primary election.
.Jlune 6 td
fi&r We, the many friends of J. C.
Alexander, take pleasure in presenting
his name to tihe voters of Pickens
County as a eandidate for Representa
tive inl the State Legislature, subject to
the action of tie primary election.
The name of Mr. Alexander is too
well k aown to time people of our comn
ty to need connieit, having once serv
ed its in the State Legislature with
honor to himself amnd constituency.
may 9 td - FRIWNS.
X-" J. E. Boggs is respectfully an
noulnced as a Candidate for re-election
to the flouse of Riepresentatives, sib
ject to the iles of tihe democratic
party. m -.ay 2 td
agh The many friends of JToab
Mauldin respect fully announnee him as
a candmidate for re-election to thme oflice
of Sheriff of Pickens County, at the
tnebxt election, subhject to nomninationi by3
I he dlemfocratic party. may 2 t(I
ijy~ The many~ friensof Henry ..
Lewis respectfully announce his name
as a cand~idiate for the office of Sheritf
of Pickens County, subject to the next
priumary elect ion of the D~emocratic
party. apr 2's td*
Oir The many friends of WV. N.
PA YNE respectfullly anunounmce him as
a candiidate for the office of Sheriff o>f
Pickens county, at the next election,
subject to a nominaition by the Demo
cratic p~arty, apr 4 td*
agb Thme mnany friends of JAMES
L. A MBLERt respect fully presenmt his
name to tihe voters of Pilckens counmty
as a candidate for. the office of SherifY,
subject to the action of thte D~emocrattic
party in the next primary election.
apr 4 td*
mgh Thme many frietnds of EARLE
P. TlAY LOiR respectfully3 bring forwa rd
his name as a eandidate for thme oIee
of Sheriff for Pickenms county, sumbject
to the action of the D~emnocratic pa~rty
in the next prhnary election, apr 4td*
tig The umanmy friends of HI. A.
RIC0IEfeelinmg that he w~ould fill the
office satisfactorily, an not mee 11 himl as. a
cand'idate fom Sheriff of riekens coun
ty, subject to the prhnaryLP3 election.