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VOL* 1*1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, 1DY, APRIL 11, 1884.
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.\ EsssN(mF1. Ealey, S. C.
0 strange, 0 sad perplexity,
Blind groping through the 1i;.ht,
.ailth fiaintly questions can there be
An afteiwN-ard of light?
U heavy sorrow, grief and tears,
That all our hopes destroy;
Say. shall there (awn in coming years
An aftervard of joy?
(. hopes. that turn to gal1 an) rue,
Sweet fruits that )itte prove;
:s there aI afterwaIrd of true
Anld everlastingIr love?
0 weariness, vithin, without,
Vain longings for release;
S there to in ward fear a-n.1d doubt,
An afterward of peace?
restless wanderings to and fro,
In vain and fruitless quest;
Where Shall we find above, below,
An afterward of rest?
0 death, with whom we plead in vain
To stay thy fatal knife;
st here, beyond t he reach of pain,
An afterward of life?
(Writteni for 'I'he M eseIg'er. 1
A LETTE1R F1OM PEiGGY S.
PWCKEN:S Co., S. C.
MNISTER E)ITOn: I disr'ememnber
whether you have axedl fort cointribn
ions to your pa per or not. TI'he "Sen
tinel"' does, and I think hilt's a power
ful nice way to git the niews from all
over the country.
Thar's ben a sight of rain lat ely, anid
dIaddy's in a mighit y stew about not g'et
in' to plo0w none1 hiardly; he say s hit
looks like thiar woni't be no0 eraps planit
ed1 this Spring.
Daddy grumbles a heap, but nuun..
my~ a lers lows: "Don't fret, Josiar,
frettin)' won't mcud( matters nione;
har'll be some way perIvide(1, ef we
1 beleve 'twvas Mir. Shakespere saidl
spilt milk," and I reconi he was about
right. I had meant to buy me a accor
deon this year, but craps is so late Im
afeared I'll hav to do without it longer,
less'n Eph Oakley -- I mean, less'n
I save up a power of. butter an' aigs
'twixt this and Summer.
A most ever paper abody gits hold of
now is full of accounts of terrible
storms-some folks calls 'em cyclones
-and since daddy and the boys aint
had much to (to, they jes' set an' read
about them ar eyelones, and Sam Pot
tetr, Jim Dorsey, an' them, comes over,
an' they talk so inuch abotit 'em that
we'tis is most afeard to go to bed o'
Some folks has got a power of cu
rosity, an' I do know if lilt was a kill
in' disease, old Mis St.ringer'd a ben
ded lon( amo. 'Tother day a feller
div up to our gate to see daddy about
SIllin' him one of these here new-fan,
gled plows, the sort you ride on, all' it
werut no time 'tel here come old Mis
Strini ger with I a mess of turnip sallit
for naminy. She knowed we'ntis hall
a plenty of sallit, but she Seed that fel
Ie" from her wilder, aI' she wanted to
see who lie was an' what lie come fil..,
0111 iman St ringer's ben dead Inigh
Oter t wo years, id t hty say she''s
lookin' round fillr antithIer pardier.
Well, she sot inl 'tother house longer'
mammyi1111v teIl arterT dilnnerI, thent she Cu111
inter the big house whar me an' Cal
line was a sowin', atil she lowd: "You
*gals iumst be a 11Xiii' to git. ied.
ILaw no !'' says Calline, "im
grwinle to be it old maid.''
Rube Fyler's ben a comin' to see
Calline quite a spell, and they've laid
oil to git mai'Irried Iext calmp-imeetin',
but you know gals ner boys nuther
(0n1't men ee thtig they say, and
Clalline jes wanted to git MIis Strniigeir
"Lmaw honey !" says she, "don't talk
about. bein' a old maid, why old as I
anm, 1 can git marrid any day, of I
wait-ed ter. Tar's old Ian Peabody
hen a lookin' at tme all time 0' meetin'
for a month er more, an' hst Saturday
as me an' Mary Ann Watkins was
gwine to townt we seed1 Peabody a
(litehin' elose to the road, spryer'n ei~
lie was jes twenty.
(10, Mr t. Pe'abody ?"
"'Purty~ well, titan k ye, Mis Stringer,''
says he, "consideini' Pim min ghty lone
"'You1 oter' marrty agin', Mr'. P'ea
bo0dy3," says L.
' es, I kntowV it,'' said lie, bu1 t I'
dlon't know who'd 'have me,
Mary Ann spoke up, an' says she:
"Why, 1/ar's one, right. thlar,'' a pint
in' at ime...
'"Marty Anni Watkinus, says I, you'd
a sight better tenid tor' y'ourt own biusi
ness, anu' let t'other folks's alone,'' 1
was that mad I could skatsely see, but I
seed old Peabobdy jik a larfint', an' g-als,
f.yoU won't tell nobody, 1,ni expect- In
II' of hh1 up next Sunday. di
Mr. Peabody aint ben a widderer
nore'n Bit weeks, and old Mis String'er n<
Kars, to think he's gwile to .'set-up' c<
;o her, but he wants some 'young gal,' al
'e says. 'better stited to his age'--he al
tint but seventy-four.
He told daddy that Mis Stringer '(d a
ei a sendini' ever dayr two fur a e
nonath to git his socks to wash, like as bi
3f a man ever had his socks washed in
he Winter time, less'n he plowed.'
Please excuse mistakes, ht hboys has S
b)en a pesteri' ine so I could'ut hard
Yours respeect fully, 1
Fi~oaxii S. s
Excessive Love for the Negro-.-Base )
Ing-ratitude to The Soldier. y
Ve leave it for an intelligent, honIr- ti
Able and fair-innd publie to say whetli
er the distingtiished Soullierni gentle- r<
men di(l not recently cut. a nice fll"ire II
in Washington in their pitifdl appeas qI
for tIuoney With1 which to educate the i
negro. This at a time too when car h
load' of niegroes were in the city from f<
Virg'inmia to con vict our owl men and F
'rethiren of inifamous cr imes which; 11
they did niot. Connmit-. We leave an ob- r
serving public to pronounce upon ihe ii
silleerity or the hollownessof their ap- t
heals. We shall let the World iay tl
whether there was anything in them ui
which savored of Iypocisy to the pmubl)- t(
lie, aId of ingrat.itude to the Southern 'l
We believe tia! no manl ill Abbeville b
(o'nilftv endorl:.es in tle heresies whieh z
have beeni recently prolmulgated in A
Washington ill revgoard to Igiro educaI i
Lion. The pretense that ve aieC anx
ious for his eduication is me rest iock- e
-ry, wehih deceives no.ody, and ve i
11re t ired of hearing such proclaia
lions. We have iever felt called upon h
to criticise disprovi ngly any act of Sen f
ttor Iialptoni , but we resp('et fully Sib. lU
nit that if lie would manifest a little f
uiore anxiety for the( welfa re of I ie( old is
soldievs who followed him inl the 'Lost.
Dauise,' and if he~ woul let t hx esteem
!d negro take care of htimself that lhe
woul command egually as nmeuh red
spec~t from his constit uents residing in
Abbeville county. It is useless for
.ravec Senlator's an d- ab)le ongressmena
o rise from their seats ini Ihe Nat ion- t
dl Congress andl pr'oclaimu that we of C
south are dying for negro ediucation.
1'here is not, in our' opinion, one scini
illa of truth in any such assertion. (
Of course we kno1w very little of the!
senitimxent genuerally, but we feel per
feetly certain that Senautor flampton l
sould not in a (day's journey fid one
ijn in Abbeville comity whowol
aot be gladly relieved of tho p~resent
inorinous burden upon our1 peophs,
which the goodl Democratic leaders, in
heir love for the negro. and~ in their. e
gratitude to the Southern soldlers,in
teed our contiding people to asstume.
South Carolina before -the war had
> public schools at all'And yet her per
!t. of illiteracy Was less thail that of
iosc any other $tate, but, 110%, with
1 our public schools, the illiteracy a
ong the whites is thre tiines asgreat
it was in the good old times, when
-cry boy's edticution was furnished
i honest toil.-Press and Banner.
P"OLYGAMY i.,r GEORIA.- Elder
un. Echols, of th Mormnoni Church,
up created another Setnsationl by intro
Icing polygany into Georgia. IiA
une was brought into proliiinentce
veral m11ontls ago by all a1ttenipt to
in possesion of his three-year-old
>y. In 187L, being then- a Well-to.do
>ung farmer Of P'auldinig c(Ouniity, Ie
ooed anld WonI 1iss X*Vincent. Later
tat year he became a convert to: Mor
oism aid went, to Utah, his bride.
'fusing to go with him oti account of
er aversion to Slormoiism. Subse
itently she gave birtlh to a boy, vhilich
'as the sole link whieb bound her to
r hisband. [i Utah Nchols Sooni
mlid promotion ald was advanced as
1lder and a few lioiths ago was comn
issioned A post le to Geo giai.. Illis wife
.fused to receive himi, Wertei)on he
istitiited a suit before Ordinary Johni -
>1., of Floyd coity, for possesioni of
w child. The issuie was squarely
ade t hat he was not a proper person
> havc ihe child, owing to Iis opinionM.
'lie Court decided in favor of i he m1oth
r. Ehler Echol's chagriim knew no
oiIs, anl le determined that hk
,al for fait h would be his best revenge.
s a resillt, 1n1lly coliverts have been
I P'atlding Gottitly, an1ioig others Lill
nily of W. A. Lee, all people of ex
llent, staidiig. Air. Lee had a bloom
ig daugh1 ter, iliss Araminta; whose
>ve becamie necssary to Elder EcholS'
L'art. With the full conisen1t of heI
Lilliyh awgreed to becomtieO 'sealed ull
>lhim,' and has already left. wit h hint
w Sail. Lake City, where the cIvereiony
to tiake pla e.
F~OnOoT1 To0 l'UIA i ia Al9ON IN...
lhe literi'alness of children hats to pleauil
er their want-of reverance in such cas
us a boy lnmed:Tomi,. i years old1,
'ho not iced'one win-ter morning after
i rse thle mooni iut the westerni sky.~
aving necver before~ seeni both or bs al,
~e s-ame time,.hle was dleeply impre)(s.4
I, andi rain to'bis mother with: 'Oh,
aiuinma, I've got ani awful joke oni our
[eavenly Fat her!' 'Why, TPom, what
I) y~ou mean?' said t ihe miot.hier in. a re
uiking ine,gre'at I'lyaazed( :t td shock-.
ried T[om, his~ voiec quakiung whi
-Tt is wvell to know th-it eamphor
md) wvater wiill keep) tIowers fro.4h for aI
miger timie titan anything else, arnd
'ill revive thtemi when fadied . The pro ~
sis east e nouigh t o i'ry.