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(For the Metssenger.
LEGEND OF, THE MORNING
Through the (lark rows of waving corn
Our Savior passed one Sabbath morn,
That hungry men might pluck and eat
The juicy ears so full and s weet.
Just where Ills holy feet then trod
Bright Rtowers came springing from
That seemed in rainbow beauty born
To glorify the Siuminer morn.
Twining arournd each stalk. and ear
They sent forth fragrance on the air,
For Ills dear sake who from above
Caine down to valk the earth in love.
Some rosy with the kiss of dawn,
And some in red flames wrapped the
Whilst others were of HIeavena's own
And all Inpearled with drops of dew.
Now when the night hath passed away
We oft behold at break of day,
Glimbing on high thet morning-glory
As if to tell the wondrous story,
Of one who left His thr->ne inl Heavenl
rlhat sinfiul man might be forgiven.
Each tiny trumpet it doth raise
Sweetly proclaims "The Master's"
And ol the breeze'in voiceless notes
,The "Glory in excelsis" floats.
M. H. C.
Greenville, S. C., Any. 15th.
[For the Messenger.
ON ROAD-WORKING. '
MNi. Emrron: As the road-work
ing season is about over, I wish to
say a few word through your
worthy paper to the people of
P.ickens county with regard to
working the public roads. The
majority of the road-hands have
went over their roads, and in a few
days the small amount of earth
Chat we dig up will be washed
away. To-day the roads is in as
good condition as they will )e for
years to come, unless the law is
eaforced or changed. The pres
-ent mode of working the roads is
by no means a fair or just way.
'The poor man who pays only fif'
teen cents tax on personal proper
~ty is bound by the law to give as
anuch labor on the public high
ways as the man who pays from
one to two hundred dollars tax on
Real estate. That is totally un
just in my estimation. Good roads
is of great service to the heavy la
den wagons of the rich man. But
not so muc~h for the poor, who some
times have no wagon but still the
roads are nearly all worked by the
poor. My idea is to have them
worked by taxation. lIt can be
nothing buat iiight, and "right
~wrongs no man." Let the Comi
anissioner8 let the roadls out, as
they would a bridge, to the lowest
bidlder, and whoma a section~ is fin
ished -aording to contract, let
the Commissioners receive it and
order the Tresurer to nav it.
When they are once worked good
it will take a comparatively small
sum to keep them up. After crops
are laid by there is a class of peo
ple that would have a demand for
their labor on the roads, for which
they could receive ready cash for,
and I am certain that some stands
badly in need of it. One may no
tice a small piece of road that have
been worked good and it takes but
a small amount of labor to keep it
up. The work that we do on our
roads does but little good; the first
rain or two sweeps ill the loose
earth off our roads and then they
*re as bad as ever. In my esti
miation, to give justice to all peo
ple, the public roads should be
worked the same way that public
ofllces are paid-by taxation.
"Inral roosters'' of A rkansaw have
an exalted conception of a Gov
ernor's magnitude. Some time ago
a barbecue was held at Grand
Poinit, an1d, among other distill
guished citizens, the Governor
agreed to attend. A large crowd
assembled, and when it beel inc
kiown that the Governor hadi ar
rived, the people were much exci
ted in their anxiety to behold the
august ruler. Old Sam Fellers,
who had walked fifteen miles to be
presenit on the occasion, turne I to
a friend, after ain nisatisfactory
search, and said :
"IIas the Governor got here yet,
"tYes, thar lie stan's, talkin' to
the County Jedge."
'"What! that feller with a red
neck like a turkey gobbler ?'
"'That's the man."
"W'y dog gone his ugly pictur',
he ain't -as big as I am. Been)
wantin' to see a Guv'nor all my
life, an' niow this is the way I'1n
sarved. 'rother (day I was tuck
downl with a congestive chill, an'
I was powerful afeeredl that I'd
(lie afore I hlad a chance to see the
ruler o' the State, but nlow I'll be
blame ef I don't wish that I had
died. Look at him, will yer, chaw
in' terbancker like a goat an' slob
berin' like a grasshopper. I'm er
gr eat mind to jolt himi all over this
town fur givin' men sich er diser
pp'intment. Wall, 'beleve I'll go
"Sam, better stay an' git some
o' the barbecued shoat.'
"No, that feller has tuck my ap
pertite. I've come to the conclu
sion that tihe country is a fraud.
Governor!'' he said, con temp tu
ously, and, rolling up his trousers
preparatory to a long journey, he
departed, and, without looking
back, disappeared in the woods.
6 week at home. $5.00 out
No risk. Capital not required. Reader
if you want b~siness at which per1sons
of either sex, 3oung1 or old, can make
great pay all the time they work, with
absolute certai nty, write for p~artceulars
to Li. ILrLF/rT & Co., Portlan~d, Me.
----ave yolr 'Jnh wrk dnne h een
Pbte for WiAu6
But when in nebd of Pure OLD RY
key, PEACH or APPLE and FREr
GER BEER, PORTER, &c., come,
gP"- Orders from abroad pro
THE ONLY TEN-PIN ALLEY in
The Best of All
HiAs BEEN IN USE A GR EAT
mny years, anl i. fast gaining
a world-wide reptitation. It will re
move CORNS and BUNIONS,
Culre OLD SORES,-4
C UTS, BR UISE S,
RIPILES, RNG and
aind aill such diseases.
It will also cure vour Ilorse3 and
Sore Backs and
GALLS, SCRATCHES, and in
fact, almost any accident that may
befall you or your Horse, can be
by the use of this OINTMENT.
Give it a fair trial, and you will
be convinced that it will do all we
claim for it. For sale by
Dr. J. W. Quillian,
EASLEY, S. (.
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON & WYATT
KEASL E Y, S. C.,
Will sell at thle LOWEST rigiires,
the remnainder' of their Fall
and Winter stock of' goods,
Notions, G lothing,
-ind Grocers Drugs, in order to make
rooty. for thelir
We keep constantly on handl a full
line of choice Groceries. Tobacco, &c.
-Give us a call and we will be sure
to sell to you if low prices are desired.
B. "b. S2.<TDE-E,
Greenville, S. C.,
Watches, Clocks, Jewelr'y,
REP~AIRING A SP)ECIALTY~~i.
WILLE, S. C.
E and MOUNTAIN CORN Whi
iCH Brandies, WINES, AILE, L A
or sand your Orders to
Greenville, 9. C.
mptly filled, and solicited.
the City. aug 15
M. F. ANSEL. J. u. NEWTO'(
Greenville, S. 0. Pickens S. ('.
ANSEL & NEWTON,
Attorne ys at Law,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
C. E. ROBINsON,
Pickens, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J. NI X,
Greenville. S. C. Hampton, S.C.
Nix, Robinson & Nix,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
PICKENS C. H1., S. C.
Will practice in all the courts of t he
State, and of the United States.
All business shall receive prompt
.e. W. TAYLOR. xSNs r. eCARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
.Attorneys at jaw-,
PICKFNS C. H., S. ('.
ADAM C. WELBORN,
Counsellor at Law,
GREENVILLE, S. U.
.Practices in the State and
U. 8. CourtIs.
Office in1 Cleveland Block. over Isaae
Weil' Clothing House.
A. BLYTHE. W. D. MKAYFfRGLD.
BLYTHE & HAYFIELD,
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREENVILTE, S. C.
Tractices in, the state and
Prompt attention to all business.
Of1ice ini Law~ Rang~e.
C. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
Stll "The Leader of Law P'rlces
HAS A MAGNIFICENT LJINK~
just r'eceivedl. WVhile shopp)ling in EaM
leyj dlon't fail to calhl 011him1, Ilnd he~
wlli sell you at prices to suit the croax
TrIMEs. He is also the Agent for the
SEA FOWL GU*IANO,
Also, iRussell Coos Dis.
solved Bone Acid Phos
phate and Premium Guano.
Give him' a trial on the Sea Fowl
GUANO and make a bale of cotton to
C. P. RUNION.