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Sad Heart, To Thee I Sing.
As shower of rain to song of birds,
As thorns to weary feet,
As winter wind to auttumni leaves,
As sickle to the wheat;
So to the heart the hand of Grief,
So to the eye the tear,
When- Hope is dead aid not a rose
To lay upon the bier.
Asliies In a desert place,
As stars hi leaden skies,
As sleep comes to a weeplug child
When angels kiss its eyes;
So to the heart the still, small voice
That whispers through the gloom:
"Dead Hope, I say to thee aiie
And make life's roses bloom !''
-Clarence T. Urmy.
[Written for The Messenger.l
LETTER FROM PEGGY S.-No. 2.
PfCKENS CO., S. C.
Mit EDITOR: Sence I writ you
before everthing has bin at sixes
and sevens at our house. Daddy's
sick-not dangersome-fur he can
quarrel yit an' I've allis heard
that nobody ain't a gwine to die
as long as they kin quarrel.
Mamnmy calls it narvis that ails
him, but that young doctor that
boards over at Johnson's says he's
got the new-ral-i-gy, an' must
knock off smokin.'
All the old wimmin in the set
tlement has bin to see him, an'
they all tell him sumthing to do.
'other day when the doctor was
here old Mis Stringer come over
with a hottle of intment made out
en yeth worms an' scrapins of new
led, an' says she to daddy: 'MIr.
Shaw, ef you'll jest rub with this
intment, you'll git rid o' them thar
pains-hits better'n any o' your
doctors stuff. When Tom Pelt's
wife had the rumatiz so bad last
Spring, I fixed her up some o' this
intment, an' hit cured her soufnd
I seed the doctor was gittin'
sorter riled, an' directly he sp~oke
up an, says he: 'Madam; if you
are goin' to tend to Mr. Shaw's
case, I'll leave.'
'Oh, says she, you needn't go to
gittin mad an' talkin' sassy. I
don't wonder at you not wantin'
sich folks to git well right off, fur
you wouldn't git so much money.
When I was a gal the old1 wim
muin went here an' yan an' ever
whar with their ridicules of yerbs,
an' they done a sight more good
tihan you college-i arnt doctors with
all your high-falutin notions.
Besides thar warnt half as menny
folks died in them times.'
'Well, Madam,' says lhe, we'll
leave the decision with Mr. Shaw.'
Daddy ain't got no opinion of
folks as go flukin' around whar'
they ain't got no business, an'
Mis Stringer knows it, so she got
up an' said bein' as she'd left
some cotton seed a bili' fur the
cow, an' she was afraid they'd
turn over er somethin', she must
be towards gwine. As she went
out she come acrost mamma in the M
piazzer, an' she lowed: 'Law Mis 6
Shaw, I seed old man Peabody
t'other day, an' what do you rock..
in' he was a doin' of ?'
'I'm sure I can't tell,' says mam
'Why, he was throwin' a old hen
an' a lot o' rotten aigs outen his
'What air you doin' that fur?'
'The old hen's a power too slow
a hatchin' fur me, says he; I'm
intendin' to take somebody to ride a
next Sunday.' a
'Arter that, I walked on, quick
meter, I tell you. I lowed he meant G
ie-don't you reckin' he did
Mis Shamw? But I declare I must
go, them cotton seed's done burnt
uip now, I guess.'
Mis Stringer's bin a lookin' fur
Mr. Peabody to come to see her,
but he ain't never come yit, an' 1
(on't believe he will.
I must tell you about. Rube Fv
lers' watch. Rube went to tonII
t'other day an' bought him a fine
watch. Conin' on home he wa s a
lookin' at it an' oolin' with it, an'
he broke it. Ile is afraid to let
the boys see it, hekase theyl11 laff A
at him, but he showed it to me an' 1
Calline, an1' he's got a great big
cross mark on one side so's lie can
tell whar to open it. Rube a xed
Calline whar abouts he imust
wear it, an' she toldl him in his
top jacket pocket.
-A girl on exhibition at Chi
cago has ten fingers oil each hand.
If she ever gets married and1( allows
them to toy with the hair of her s
husband inl the usual marital way
his head is liable to go adi
a single matiniee.~1LWhili
-Charleston, S. C., has organized
a coffee importing company of fifty it
members, with a capitalof $50,000. &
Coffee will be imported, and sold "
at auction to the highest bidder,
whether he~ be a member of the as
sociation or not. If the scheme is
successful, other articles will be
imported and sold in the same way. 2
The Saluda cotton factory at
Greenville, S. C., has made a large
and valuable contract with a Boston
firm for furnmshing them with yarns tl
until next January. New England
yarns were offered at one-f'ourth
of a cent lower, but the superior
quality of the South Carolina yarns I
commanded the contract.r
-The keynote of'good breeding i
is B natumal.
38.,r. .J. T. Arnold, after Feb. the
1st, will become the traveling ageut for
F. ANSEL J. H. NEWTON
'reenville, S.- G. Picken s 8. G'
ANSEL & NEWTON,
.Attorneys at Law,
"ICKENS C. H., S. C.
C. E. ROBINSON,
Pickenis, S. C.
J. T. NIX, J.J. Rix,
reenville. S. C. Hamptonl, S.C.
liz, Robinsou & Nix,
Attorneys and Counsello rs at Law.
PICKENS C. H-., S. C.
Will practice in, all the Cotirta of the
bate, and of the United States.
All butsiness shall receive prompt
E. W. 'rAYLO. JAMES P. CARY.
TAYLOR & CARY,
PICKENS C. H., S. C.
ADAM C. WELBORN,
ounsellor at Law,
GItEEN VILl, S. C.
'wactices in the State and
U. S. Courts.
Office in Clevehal Block, over Isaae
e1il's Clothing Iiose.
Nov 3(- ly
B LYTIHE. W. ). MAYFI EL).
ILYTHE & MAYFIELD
COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
-actices in the State and
/. S. Courts.
romsupt attention to all business.
ai' Office in Law Ran ge. -VA
. P. RUNION,
Easley, S. C.,
till "Th~e eader' of Low Prices.
1AS A 31AGNIF[CENT LINE
IsLt'rceivedl. While shopping ini Eas
y, don't fail to call onl hhnu, and he
Ill sell youi a.t prIices to sit the CLOSE
IMES. He Is also the Agent for th
SEA FOWL GUANO,
solved Bone Acid Phos
hate and Premiuni G uano.
Give him a trial onl the Sea Fowl
UANO and make a~ bale of cotton) to
C. P. B UNION.
Fe b. 298mi
o00k To Your Interest.
L HE PERCHERtON HORSE,
ill make the Sprng Season1 of 188.I,
follows : Oni Thnursd ay of each
eek at Easley Station.
Teraus-T'lo Insre a Colt, $25 00.
For the Season, 20 00
S. C. Percheron Hoa~c 4'.,
M~arcia 2 I...aa
GOODS, &c., &c,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
Call on me and examine the
,'Excelsior Cook Stove"
before you. buy elsewhere.
linmare'and Wiouse -wr
nishing Goods at short-rop
Wholesale, Cheaper than the
EASLEY, S. C.
COME ONE, COME AL L
A ND funsh your Houses in elegai
style for thei Summer with a iee
Line of Bedstadms, Mat trcsses, Bi
reaS, Tales, Stinids, (1hairs, Rocker-.
e , &.. A genera aissort mem
of Landscape chromos in 22x30 inch
franes, chord. &c.. all rea(ldv for hN11g14
ing on the walls. Also, on haind, aline
of cabinet, promeiade, painel and ar11
,ize photogra ph frames, aill in artistit
style. Always on hand a full line of
Caskets and coins, allsizes and styles.
Burial Robes for eacih sex, all (uialiteies
and prices. Ready at all hours to wait
upon custoiners. Collins trimmed in
an1y style, and wilel so desired, will be
trimmed and Shipped to any point oi
Railroad free of extra charge.
Thanking you for past favors, antld
soliciting youi further patrola:1ge, I am
A. M. RUNION
FOR THE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROBINSON~ & WYATT
E ASLEY, S. C.,
Will sell at~ thme LOW EST igures,
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter' stock of goods,
H ard ware, roceries,
-imd Groers Drugs, in order to make
room~ for their
We keep constantly on hand a full
line of choice Groceries. Tobacco, &c.
OliGive uts a call and we will be smze
to sell to you if low p~rices are dlesiredI.
J. Q. BL AVE,
Main St.., Greenylle, S. C.
3rd .7)oor .?Abo;e Cofee St.
GENUIN Wmn. Rogers C'utlery,
Set f Knves nd Frks$8.530.
G ceeral assortme : t of good Jewelrmv
carefully selected. Best family'
a speclalty, and at close figures.
Repairing watehes and jewelry
promnty (l one. feb '22...xm