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The Easley Messeng
fruti, lihe a forch, the more it's shook, it shines.
VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1883 [NO.1
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MESSENGEtR, Easley, S. C.
The Sowing and Reaping.
A wonderful thing is a seed;
The one thing deathless forever
Forever old and forever new,
Utterly faithfiil and ut terly true
Fickle and faithless lever.
ilant lilies and liies will bloom ;
Plant roses ald rose.s will grow ;
Plant hate and hate to life willsprin',
Plant, love al love to you will bring
The fruit of the seed you sow.
-Tennyson 's sulperb descriptions
there are two-of the ride of Lauince
lot ani Gui nevere vill be remembered
by :111 readers who care for poetry :
As fast she fled through smi and shade
The Imppy vilnds uponi her played.
Blowino the rinlu"et; firomi tile braid.
She looked so lovely as she swiyed
The rein with dainty linger ips
A man had given all other blism.
And all his wolhIy wealth for this,
To w.aNste his whole heart in a kiss
Upon her perfect lips.
ill Arp's Letter In Atlanta Consti
Mr. Shaikespeare says that a man has
seven ages, but to my opinion a boy
has about ten of his own. lie begins
with his first pail of breeches and a
Stick horse and climbs n'p by leorees
to toy guns and lire crackers an(d eling
shot and breaking calves and billy
goats and to sure enough guns and a
p~ointer (log, and the looking glass age
when he admires himself and greases
1h1s hair and feels of 1his downly beard
andi thenI he joinIs a b)rass band a nd
toots a hiorni and( then lie reads novels
and falls ini love and( rides a pranicinig
horse and writes p)erfumed( notes I o
his girl]. When his first love .kicks him
and begins to run with! another fellow
he~ dr1ops into t he~ age of dlispalir amad
wants to go to Texas or' some1 other re
mote region and sadhly sings:
"This worldi is all a fleeting show.'"
Boys are mnigh ty smart n ow-a-d(ays.
'They know as miuch at ten years as Wve
uisedl to know at twenty and it is righit
hlaid for us to keep ahead of 'em.
Parents used to rule their children but
children rule their parents now.
There is no whipping at hoine and'if
a boy gets a little at school it raises a
row and a presentationi to the grandl
jury. When my teacher whiippedume
I neCVCr mlcntino/n- it mm loii o Imar.
of getting another. I got three whip
pings in one day when I was a lad, I
had a fiht with another boy and lie
Whipped me and the school teacher
whipped me for fighting and my fath
er whipped me because the teacher did.
That was awful, wasent it. But it was
right and it did ine good. One of these
modern philanthropisus was telling my
kinsmun the other (lay how to rise his
boy. "Never whip him" said he,
"Raise him on love and kindness and
rCas(u),'1 and then lie appealed to me
for endorsement. "And when that
boy is about twelve years old" said I,
"do you go and talk to him and if pos
sible persuade 1im not to whip his
daddy. Tell him that it is wrong and
unfilial and will injiure his reputation
in the commuility.'"
The modern boy is entirely too big
ity. I was at church in Rome last Sti
day ainl saw two boys there aged about
ten and twelve years and after service
they lit their Cigarettes and went off
smokhig. An( old fashioned man look
ed at 'em and relarke(l, I would give
a quarter to paddle theim boys two mi -
utes. "I'll bet their fathers is afraid
of 'em right now."' Tihe old-fashioned
iiai never vas afraid of his. ie
worke(l 'cm h1.1rd, btt lie g-ave 'em all
reIasonable iiulgelice. Ie kelt 'cim
at home of nights and lie made good1
men of themn. They have prospered in
btsiniess and aequired wealth and are
raising their chil(reni the same way,
al tlh( love and honor the old g'en
tHenum for giving them habits of in
dIustry :1-. 13an econom1y. iHe was a m1er
chant antd didelt allow his boys to
Sweep out a string or a scrap of paper
as big as your hat. labits are tlie
t cod habits, habits of induiistry
and10 ec)Olom, whenl a11nil ed in yotub
they stick all through life.
A.tklIhe gir.'Is need] Some wvatchinlo
too. TheyN. a-e ilost too fast nw
days. To() fon1 of faslio.n, :nd tiey
rTad Ioo m11uch1 trash. I , he old fash
ion retiring ilodesty of charter is at
a1 (liscpimnt. They (o't 'ait fori tle
boys to comle niow, the, () after 'em,
they nn-ry inl lmste al(d repent at ]vis
ure, Ithi run rm(I in their new fash
ioned uIignt gowns and call it a
Mother Ilubbard party. Tle 'news pa
peirs have got lip a senusation about thme
.1rm1 clutch, well I dont see any (ifler
ence between I hat clutch a111d an.y
other clut ch. The waist elttich in thes'e
toudill dances is just Us ba )I or worse.
They are all iiulIodest aml there is inot
a good timot-her inl the land that a)
proves of them. A girl who goes to a
lwomiscious ball atn valtzes a rondmid
withi proiScuous fellows putls herself
in~ a promiisClius fix to be talked ab~out.
by the (hules and rakes and fast younug
meni who have encircled her waist. A
girl should never waltz with a. yomung
niiun whomi shte woul not be willin"'
to nutmrry. Shainderi is v'ery 'omoll~
no0w, slan tder of young ladhies a:tI there
are not miany who escape it, the
t roublie is t hat it is not all slamlder, some
of it is truth. In the olen time whenm
folks got marruiedl they. stayed married
but niow, thme courts are full of dlivor'
ces anmd the land is spotted with gr'ass
widows and1 inl mnumy a househuoh) there
is a hidden grief 'over a (aughter's
shame. It is a good tihing forn the gitr[:
to Work at somethuing t hat is useful.
'There is plenty of htome work to do ini
most4 every household, If there is not
then they enn try dlrawing and sketch
ing andl( painting 0or miusie, somnethii'
that will entertain them. There are
as many female dudies as males, and
they oug"hit to mnarry I reckon and go
to raising fools for ma,-et.
[For the Messenger.
Letter From Pickens.
DE AlR MESSENGER : I address you,
though I have iiot yet seen your smi
hig face. I call you dear because I
know your editor will make you a
sweet little jowuina*l. I know Jdw so
well that I shall certailly expect to see
some of his susceptibility shining In
your sweet little face. May wrinkles
ne)ver settle down ulpon your brow,
but sinshine always be there. May
you ever sail pleasantly over seas of
milk and honey, with your youlthful
pen driveni faithfully at the helm. We
wish you this, we cannot wish you
Pickens greets Easley kindly. We
cougratulate her for 1er enterprise and
thrift. Now she has a newspaper;
success to her and it ; "Booby" will
nake giant strides to make it a suc
eess. We pu1ll our hat, and say, three
cheers for our siter town.
IWe kn no wo1*d but piogress upl)
here. New w houses are going up and
new folks are coming in all the time.
Every where a fellow looks he sees
plretty girls, )tlt something seems to
whisper all the timle, "'raise your hat
and nothing more.'' We have, an
fb'dn up here, but the I rouble is, too
many of the trees bear forbiddei fruit.
I suppose it, will fall ofY whien it gets
good ripe. though.
NealyIV a hunmdred pupils ansiwer to
the roll call of H he l iekenls Inst itlute.
Col. Black hs organiized a muilitary
comupanuy ; just the boy*s are in it ; tIe
girls look oil aid the boys stand! awfiul
t Ia i'g h t.
NXow, "Bobh," (on''t get your
ailatory mail Mixed vith your MEs
E Xpect you are crowled thi. week
for space. and vill say1) no more, but
mus-t add this: May 'I H EMESSENGE
hear with a haunmidreold ears, See with a
hilmlred e'yes, lld S1'ak with a mijl
lion tonguies. C.
-On account of lack of clerical
force n0 arran gemnen is hav e yet
been mnade by the third assistant
Postmaster-G eneral to redeem or
exchange the old stock of three
cent stamps remainiing in the hands
of p.ostmhasters. It is exp)ected1,
however', that a large n ume of
the stamps *will be used in eoninee
tion with the one-cent stamp)1 for
dloulble-rat~e post age ando on thlird1
andit fouirth class mantter'. -- A tlan
E~urn~i;m's NOMINEEu B EicjICE.
Boston, October 5.-InI the ex'cut
tiv~e coun icil tiis afternoon, the
no~nmntion of FE. C. Walker (col ),
to be Judge of the TMnicipal
Court of Charleston (list rict was
r'ejectedl by a vote of 41 to 4I. Wal
ker was immnediately reniominated
by Governor Butler.
[For the Mesenger.
The Saluda Musical Association.
This Assoclation met at Cross Roads
Church, Pickens County, S. C., on Sat
urday and Sunday, September 29th and
30th ult., H. J. Anthony, President;
:ov. M. LJones, Vice-President ; V.
T. Hughes, Secfetary.
A hirge number of Sabbath Schools
and Singing classes, were represented
by certificates and delegates.
Lessons in Music were furnished dii
ring the sessions of the body by J. T.
Childres, W. . Iorrice, L. T. Wim
pey, James F. Singleton, P. D. Dacis,
M. L. Jones, G. W. Singleton J. T.
Looper, S. P. Freeman, W. P. -Mas
sengale and Prof. J. D. O'Bryant.
The aisses Lizzie Hunt, Rebecca Hunt,
Ester Crenshaw and Mattie Robinson,
'performed on the Organ during each
J. Thomas Childres was Chosell con
ductor of the meeting, and he did his
The next meeting is to be held at
Oolenoy Chare1icb, connneneing on Fri
(lay before the 5th Sunday in Decem
After the usual resolution of thanks
were tendered the citizens for their
h ospitality while amoug them; and
likewise thaiks to the Organists, and
to Messrs Childres and Freeman for
the use of their Organs, a resolution
was passed req testing tie Secretary to
prepar'e a ynopsi for rTjjj MESSEN
GEa am!i /Whcens Sentine1 for publica
-Aiong the first payments of
taxes in New York on Monday was
$6,542 53 on the property of Pres
ident Arthur and Robert Graham
1)un1, the assessed value being
$285,700. W. 11. Vanderbilt paid
$170,000 on real estate, while John
Jacob Astor sent in checks oi 109
different tax bills for $406,000 on
real estate. Wm. H. Xanderbilt al
so paid $22,900 on personal estate
assessed1 at $1I,000,000. Corneliuis
Vandlerbilt paid 2 ,29() on $ I00,00()
worth of lproperty, andl the amount
lpaidl by Trinity Church was $GO,
000. Up to 4 o'clock th~e total au
dlited receipt s were $2,727,000.
Trhis amount was probably increas
ed t~o about $3,000,000) before the
day's work enided. - Atlanta Coni
-T-hie longest bridge in the
wvorldl is in China, its road-way
is 70 feet wideC anid 70 feet high.
There are 300 arches, and each of
the pillars, which are 75 feet
ap~art, bears a pedestal on which
is the figure of a lion 2 1 fleet long
and1 made out of one block of
Subscri b~e for Tfl H ME~SSEGER.