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.A COMMON FATE.
ChIldren twain In the woods at play,
Taking no heed of the passhig hours,
Loitering homeward at close of day,
Rich with their treasures of fruits and
A boy, who walks with a bearing bold;
A girl, who moves with a quiet mein,
He is wishing they both were old,
She s count ing the yearis between.
A maiden and youth, as the shadows
Wandering down by the brooklet's
Hearts that answer to passion's call;
Lives thatare gladdened by hope's fai.
Eyes that brighten, and checks that
Earnest pleadings and timid speech;
Whispered words in the sumset hush,
Binding for evermore each to each.
A lonely man with a weight of care,
Growing heavier, day by day,
A jeweled bracelet, a tress of hair;
Relics of one who has passed away.
Childhood the web of its fancy weaves,
Youth takes ever a hopeful tone;
,Comes the shadow of death, and leaves
Manhood to sit by Its hearth alone.
[For the Messenger.
MR. EDITOR: Notwithstanding the
season has been, and is still being n
favorable the MESSENGER "goes like
hot cakes;" everybody likes it, and
iearly everybody takes it. "Let her
Well, we are in sight of gathering
time, can see about how much corn,
cotton, pead, potatoes, &c., we are go
ing to gather this fall, and to see and
know, that it is going to be one of the
ligbtest,if not the lightest,crop gather
ed in years and makes the outlook a
little blue-makes the merchant, farn
er and everybody else feel blue. If
the farming interest is neglected, or
if the crope fail, the inpoi tance of stic
eessful farming will be felt and appre
ciated at a rate never before known to
us. Let everpbody realize the fact
that the crop is light-far below an av
erage-and connence at once to save
(he brend-stuff. Extravagant, waxte
ful iving is not a neccessity, but a sin,
in the face of the serious surrounding
fuets in our case. Better realize the
facts now than next spring and sum
mier when we'll be without a remedy.
Readers of the MESSENGER think
sensibly, and act prudently about this
umatter. Sow turnips, oats, barley,
'"Save hay while the sun shines."
But let us turn from this gloomy pic
ture for the present. There is to be
mtore moving, re-moving, and shifting
about among the renters this fall th han
I have ever known. T1hey all appear
to be in an unieasy, restless state of
Muind. The actual condition of t he
majority of the ienters is deplorable.
The abundancee of fruit and bea ries,
w~hich we have ha'd this season, is~ about
gone, and it is not at all probable that
we will have the benetit of such an
abundant crop next ycar. Let us
.practice the closest, strictest economy,
and try Anid pass through the hard
times inst. before us.
Somne may think I am "worse scared
than hurt." .1 hope it may turn out to
be so, if it does, i.'il st~ilcontirnue to
. LET UtER ROLL.
-Now is the tie when decaying
fruit, veget~ble, aid other pfensive
nmtter botit th preisBek 4& the
careless marx wiltire very disas-.
trotik to Iian exmmaIc~
TaE WiFE MURDERER AT GREERs.
-It will -be remembered that on
the day after Sloan. the man who
killed his wife in Newberry,. com
mitted the crime, Sheriff Gilreath,
of Greenville, received telegraphic
information to look out for him.
It seems the authorities guessed
accurately at Sloan's movements.
The Newberry Herald-News says
the following letter, written by
Sloan and postmarked Greer,s,was
received by the sheriff of New berry
after the suicide, having been mis
GREER,s STATIoN, S. C.,
A ig. 3, '84.
'Mr. Wheeler: I know I did
wrong by killing my wife. Dr.
Halfacre is the cause of it; he talk
ed to her what to do. My aim
was to kill myself too, and be bur
ied together. I loved my wife.
She was a good woman. Nothing
more. I am in 13 miles of Green
ville. 'John P. Sloan.'
It is probable that Sloan came to
Greer's, wrote the letter for the
puapose of throwing the officers on
the wrong track and then retraced
his steps to Laurens- It is not at
all improbable. that if his letter had
gone straight it would have accom
plished its purpose and ended the
search in the neighborhood where
Sloan was found and where he
A LoVER ' s FATAL JOKE. -The
death at Cadiz, Ohio, of Miss Alice
McCiban disclosed a strange and
sad affair. The girl, who was
young, intelligent and a great fa
vorite, but exceedingly nervous,
dlied after an illness of thirty-six
hours, during the whole of which
time she was unconscious, three
men being required to hold her at.
Limes. Miss McCiban was engag
ed to a young man named Nash, a
resident of the neighborhood, and
aI highly esteemed gentleman.
Saturday evning he called on Miss
McCiban and remained some time.
When taking his departure, in
iest, lie said to her that he had con
2luded to sever their relations, and
that there could be nothing be
tween them but friendship. The
prl was so affected that she went
nto spasms, which continued un
ill her dleath). Every effort was
nade to restore her to consci
>usness, unavailingly. Nashb, who
vas frantic with grief, was con
stantly in attendance, but his pres
mnee had no effect upon the young
ady. It is feared that he will be
PJLosoFUY ON A FAnM.-'Auf a
iramp comes along und vants to
lire me out on a farm,' said old
Switzerease, 'I examine his clod
ngs, pardicular bia bantaloons.
Auf dey vas batched in vront, uint
[ nome york hat, I git him a choh,
but auf de3 vas batched pehint on
ler got down blace of his preeches,
[ told him I don't no vork got at
bresent, but he dan a leetle vood
saw for preakfast. .Oh I told you
ue man whohert vorks don't year
oud his preeches bt>hint. You
ehuat put dot in y'our bipe unmd
--Aftash of lighitning has some
Marble and Granite,
Greenville, S. C.
May 2:3 ly
H A VING been recently overhauled,
are now In first rate order. Per
sons coming from a distance will get,
their grinding done at night. They will
tind a house to stay in and stalls for
their horses. Give us a trial.
All persons wishing their GINS filed.
by the 0'N EIL SAW FILING
MA CHINE, ban have it done at
Esley, by Mr. Marion Day, or if you
will notify ime at Briggs Postoffice, S.
C., I will Pend a man to yoir Gin and
do the work. It is better than all oth.
er Mchir.es. Try It and be convinced.
july 25 tf it. E. BOWEN.
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RICHMOND & DANVILLE
1ASSEN GERt DEPARTM ENT.
On after Aug. 3d, 1884, Plassenger
iTraml s'ervice on the A. & C. Air-Line
Divi.40tn will be a follows
xO" l I preS ail,
No. 51 No.53
Dail y . DaIly.
Leave Atlanita. .. A 4 401 ) m8 ~4Ia i
A r. Gainesville.. . . 6 57 P i 10 35 a in
Lula .... .... 7 2.5 p in 11 01 a m
JRab.OapJunclt 8 12p m 1130 a in
Toccoa ....... C 8 44 p m,1204 p) m
seneca Cit.y.. 1) 9 59 P Im 100 p Im
Central........ 10 32 1.) m 152 p in
"Liberty ........ 10 53 p i 2 13p in
Easley's. .......11 10 p m 2 27 p m
" Greenville . ... EIl 42 p mj 2 47 p m
'' Spartanuhnrg. .F 1 01 a m 3 56 p m
" Gastonia.. .G 3 20 a ml 5 54 pm
"Charlotte. ..H 4 10 a m' 6 40 p mi
LeavelCh:rlotte..'1 45 I i100 p~in
At. Gastonia...... 230am, I45pm
"Spamrtan'ourzg. .. 428am 345pm
"Greenville..... 543am 455pm
" Easley's. .. .... 6 17 a mj 5 26 pm
" Liberty... ..... 6 34 a mn 5 42 pin
" Central........ 655 am 6 00 pm
" Seneca City3.... 7 32a m, 6 37p m
" Toecon.....840am 7 35 pim
" Rab. GapJune.| 934 amt 8 30p m
" Lula. .. .. .. .. 10 00am1 8 59 pm
" Gainesville. .. .. 10 36 a mn 9 25 p mn
" Atlanta....... 100 pmI 11 30p mn
Accommodation T1raln, (Air-Linte Belle
Leave Atlanta..............6 15 p mn
Arrive Gainesvlle..............8 2.5 p mn
Accomnmodation Traitn,(Air-Line Belle)
L've Gainesville ............... 7 00 a mn
A rr ive Atlanta......... ......... 9 20 a mn
No. 18-Local Freight, Gobing Sottth.
Leave Charlotte............... 6 00 a mn
A trive Gaffny's...,.......10 50) a m
A rrive 8baftaburg-........12 53 p m
Arrive Greeniville............ 4 l5 p mn
Arrive at Easleys............ 6 0PS pitm
A rrive at LIhgrty................ 6 4
Arrive Centr4l .................. 7 30 p m~
No, 17.-L.ocal Freight, Going North.
Leave Central ................ 4 45 a m
Arrive at Liberty........... 5b15 a Ir.
Arrive at Easleys........... 5 50 a Mr
Ai rive G reenville.......... ... 7 03 a m
Arrive Spartanburg............10 20 a m
Arrive Gaffucy's................ 1 03 p in
Arrive Charlotte......... 6 15 p m
All freight trains on this road carry
passengers. All passenger trains run
birough to Danville & Richmond with
rut chige connecting at Danville with
Va. MilJand, to all Eastern cities, and
At Atlanta with all lines diverging, No.
50 leaves Richmond at 1 30 p. m, Anld
No. 51 arrives theie at 3 50 p m. . 62
leaves Richimond 1 28 a m. 53 arrives
there 7 00 a m. The local freights stop
nt above statIons 20 to 30 minutes.
BUFFET SLEEPING CARS WIT.
OUT CH1 ANGE.
On trains Nos. 60 and 51, New York
and Atlanta, via Washington and Dan
ville, and also Goldsboro and Warm
On trains Nos, 52 and 53, Richmond
and Danville, Washington and Antgus
ta, Washington and New Orleans.
Returntig, on No. 52 - sleeyer Greens
boro to Richmond.
''lirotgh Tickets on Kale it
(O harlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spar
tanburg and ainesville to all points
South, Southwest, North and East.
A, with N it it to and froug Athens.
B, with N E ]a R to and from Tallu
C, with El. Air-Line, to and trom
Elberton an(d Bowersville.
), with Blue Ridge it R to and from
E, with C and G It It to iud from
Newberry, Aiston and Columbia.
F, with A and s and s U and C it n
to and from Hiendersonville, Aiston &c.
G, with Chester and Lenoir R R to
and from Chester, Yorkville and Dallas
11, with N C Division and C C and A
R R to and frotu Greensboro, Raleigh
&c. EDWIN BERKLEY, Supt.
M. SLAUGHT'EIt, Gen. Pass. Agt.
A. L. RIvES, 2d V P & Gei. Man'r.
South Carolina Railway Company.
C ommnening Sunday, May 11,
1884, at 4 p m. Passenger Trains
will rim as follows until fuirt her notice,
4Eastern time :"
TO AND FROM CHA RLESTON.
EAST (DA ILY.)
Depart Columbia at 7 50 a m 5 25 p m
Dite Charleston at 12 20 a In 9 55 "
Depart C(harleston 8 18 a m 4 30 p m
Due atColu Aaat 1238 4 9 22 "
TO AND FROM CA MDEN.
East (Daily ex(1 L, Sunday.)
D~epart Colu mbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p mn
Due at Camden at 2 25 p mn 8 253
West (Daily except Sunday.)
Depart Camden ait 9 00 a m 4 00 p mn
Due a t Colubia 12 38 " 9 22"
TO AND FoM[ AUGUSTA.
Depart Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p) m
Due at Augusta at 1 2(0 p mn 8 10 a mr
Depart Augusta at 7 15 a mn
D)ue at Columbia at 12 38 p m
made at C'olumbia with Golumnbia amndl
Greenville Railroad by train arriving
a.t 12 38 p mn, and dlepar'ting at 5 50p.
mn. At Columnbla Jnnetion with Char
lotte, Columabia and Augusta Rlail road,
by3 samte train to and from all poiants 0on
At Charleston with Steamnern fo
New York on Saturd&ay; and on rTues
day and Saturday with Steamer for
Jacksonville anud points oni St. John's
River; also, with Chuarlestoj add~ Sa-.
vainnah RiallroadU to and 'from Sat'an
nah and( all points ini Florida,
At Angusta with) Georgnia and Cen -
tral R~ail roads0 to and from *41l point s
W est and Sodd't. A t Blaekville to and
fromi poQints 0n Birn'wel RaIVkoad.
'lbrough tickets caibelp~urchased to al I
poin~ts Southi and Weset by apign to
D.McQUEEN, A ent, Columbia, 8.C.
LD CA ?sLik.enn1'Inw4 aa~""' ~