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[For the Messenger.]
DOTS- ON THE WAY.
MR. EDITon: A recent trip to Jo.
casse, afforded an opportunity. for ma
iny items by the way., .yhIgh may be of
some interest to your numerous read
ers. We were right on your track, Mr.
Editor, and dined the next 'day with
Mr. Fisher, where you haad spent the
night previous. We dubbed this por
tion of the country the egypt of the
Piedmont belt,-as, ordinarily, the peo
pie raise an abundance of corn, and
other grain, and the mountain range
affords them an inexhaustible supply
of beef and mutton, at nio expense but
salting and marketing. These fine
valley lands have been in cultivation
three-quarters of a century, or more,
and still are as politic as ever. They
are level and free of stumps or rocks,
and the improvod agricultural machiln
ery could be used profitably here. The
beautiful White Water river flows
through the valley, rushing over its
rocky bed and affording a congenial
home for the fliny tribe.. Fruits espe.
cially, and vegetables of all kinds flour-.
ish in these vallev lands. The hospitali
ty of the people is only equalled by the
profusion of the products. To render
these lands as valaable as any in the
State, it is only necessary for the Leg
islature to exempt this portion of the
State from the operation of the stock
law. Tn justice to those people and to
encourage a:proper developmient of i he
stock interests of the State, this should
b promptly done. A. we rettrined
from the valley we spent a night with
ir. Ivrson, neai- Walhalla. Ile is a
very intelligent, and prosperous farm
er, and we doubt if the people of Oco
nee county, could do better thian send
him to the Legislature, as their repre
sentative, in some future election. The
drift of public sentiment in Oconee as
elsewhere, is to Inject into all our leg
islative bodies, more of the agricultural
and businiess classes, anid less of the le
gal fraternity. This is perfectly legit.
imate, for the agricultural interest Is
the greatest of any other in the gov
erniment, and upon which is based, to
a large degree, all national prosperity.
lience, in all our legislative'bodies, this
great interest should have a p~repondl
erating represe ni tation. The legaLl f ra
ternity have had their way long
enough, and, certainly judged by their
legislative acts, they have been weigh-I
edl in the balances and found wanting.
Tlhe voice of the people of the State is
raisedl every where for a reductioni of ex..
penses, and the rep~resentative who dare
to diregard the demand, will vet y soon
meet his reward, in the condemnation
of a betrayed constituency. So fair as
the peop~le of this State is concernedl
this is the only living present issue,
and it must be conformed to.
As we returned from Jocusse, we
spent a (lay or two, in attending the
sessions of the District Conference of
the M. E. Clhurcht, at WValhalla. To
say that we enjoyed the occasion does
not express the feeling-, we were (de
lighted. Never before have we so ful
ly realized the inh'erent power of that
great body of Christains,.in the wor'k of
evangelizidg the world. So far as the
mental and material composition of
the body ia involved, no deliberative
body of men, with whbm we ever.me,
of equal size, could suWpass it. The
Presidilg officer - himself was . a: fIle
speelmen -of: zmmood, and in the dis
charge of hit 1ficial duties, bore off the
palin, for- urlstain urbanity, frank
ness, and fli'.nness. The debate were
at times quite animated, but at no time
was any personalities indulged i, nor
would they h:ve been tolerated a sin
gle moment. The presiding officer
holds his responsible and high posidon,
by virtne of appointment, hence Is less
likely to be ifiuened by the caprices or
whims of his constituents. Sometimes
In the heat of deb:tte, even the actlo n
of the presiding offl-er was sharply
criticized, but never did Mr. Herbert
show the least excess of temper, and
always parried every assault. in the
most becoming manner.
(CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.]
Are our Climates Changing.
It is scarcely accurate to speak
of "the climate of the United
States ;" there are so many of them
that the plural is requirel. In.
maV parts of the country, in fact,
the changes are so sudden and so
great that it may almost be said
that. there are two or three climates
in a single day. Even in our "glo
rious elimate of New England,"
people who are at all sensitive to
the weather wore an overcoat or a
shawl on June 19th, and slept with
all the windows open and under a
single sheet at night. There have
been two or three June frosts al
ready this year, and some of the
hotest weather ever known outside
the reig'ons of the dogstar. There
are droughts in one State and floods
in the next. Cyclones turn up in
the most unheard-of places, and
'clouds-burst' ravage a New En
gland town at about the same
time they are submerging south
western valleys. Natnre never
seemed so capricious and unacount
able in her freaks as she has been
since the 'gray day' two years ago
when Garffleld was borne from the
Capitol to the-seashore to die.
Trhe increase of cyclonic v'isita
Lion in the IMississippi region is
accompa.xied with an equaly notice
able diminution of summewr heat.
Trusting to memory rather than
to statisties-most unsafe depend
ence in matters relating to the
weather--the average heat of the
summer in some regions is not
nearly as great as it was 20 or 30
years ago. . St. Louis example,
once consideredl almost an oven
from the first of June to Lhe first
of September, is now comparative
ly cool; so cool that those who
left the city the last two seasons in
search of cooler places found they
haid better have stayed at home.
So cool was the summer of 1882
that weather experts prophesied
an unusual hot one for 1883; but
the summer of 1883 was even cool
er than its predecessor, and from
the present indications that of 1884
will be the co)olest of the three.
When, on the 10th of June, the
thermometer in some latitudes
marked 52 degrees, making fires
and overcoats comfortable, while,
frost is reported in northern Mis
souri and Illinois, It looks much
als if' we were entering upon a new
phase of elimate.'
HA R R OW
larro wiig in your
Smtll Grain Crops.
HUDGENS & HUDGENS,
Easley, S. '7.
GRAND FALL OPENING
NIX & HOWARD'S,
EASLEY, S. 'C.,
Or an endless variety of DR Y
GOODS of every description-in
part 100 pieces of beautiful and
choice prints to select from, and a
splendid line of Worsteads.
17 y ds. Standard Prints $i.
10 yds. Jeans for $1.
Men's andI Boys
HATS AND CAPS
from the best quality down to
Wool hats at 25 cents apiece. .Just
think of a man's hat for 25c., but
we have them and must sell them.
$1,300 WORTH OF
BOOTS AND SIIOE~S
of every q~uality and price, from
the best makers, and so cheap that
no one needl go barefootedI this Fall
Always on hand a large Stock of
the best Groceries of all kinds,
Canned goods, &ac. Crockeryware,
Trinware, Hardware, Cutlery. Cot
ton yarns, Segars, Tobacco-Smo
king -and Chewing-Cigarettos,
etc., and iu fact, everything kept
im a first-class Dry Goods and
Grocery Store, and if' you do not
see advertised what you want en
quire for it.
FANCY CANDIES A SPECIALTY.
Also, Envelopes and writing paper.
sept 19 8t
Rarness. Shop of
P. F. ROMARE,
[aving opened a Harness and Re
pairing Shop, is now prepared to
:1o all work in the
HARNESS AND SADDLE
line that may be brought to him,
3n short notice, with satisfaction,
both as to work and prices.
Give me a trial and be convinced.
Shop opposite Depot.
sept 19 tf
T H E
EMIN TON RIFLE,
UNEXCELLED BY ANY.
Sure to Give Satisfaction.
General Ofice, Ilion, N. Y.
New York Office, 283 Broadway.
Buying Agents Wanted,
F. A. WALTER, PROPRIETOR.,
C'or. Mfain and Washington St.,,
G IR ENV L L E. S. C.
O~FFERS to the puiblic, oneC of the
~.Jbest selected. purest and fresheet
ock of D.. g, . lhiine, Palngts, Oils
Dye Stuffs, Toilet artIcles, Patent.
medicines, the best brands of Segars
and Tobacco, Notions,, etc., etce, to be
found in the State. Also, full line of
Garden, Flower and field .
Guaranteed fresh and genuine, and in
fact everything nsually -kept in a first
class Drug Store. His
is in full blast, and well supplied with
every conceiy &ble kind of flavol'lrg
Syrups, Cream, etc., and servedl in the
best style in the City.
Polite and attentive clerks, with a
full andl select stock of Goods is our
ILeading Inducemenits for patrons. .
When you come to Greenivije don't
fail to call on me, and I guaran~te0 ste
i sfaction. My stock is too large to uin
dlertake to enumerate all the articles.
F. A. WALTER.
May 23t ti