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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SO UTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1884. 2.
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DON'T SLAM TlIE (A'I E.
Now, Iarry, pray, dont 'Ilaugh at. at .
Bult whnvli youl go so) hite
I 'wish you w0ou1hl be carefil. dear,
'To never slaim that rate.
For Bessie li.tets every Inight,
Ald so does teasinig K ate.
'o tell imte next daty what o'clock
'Lhey heard you shili the gate.
'Twas nearly 10 last night, N ou( know, I
111t now 'tis very hiteh
(We've t-alked auht. Imny ting
0, do not slamn the gate
For all the ieighborm hearing it
Vill say oiur1 future fate
We've been discussinig; so I he"
You Will not slmit le gate1
For though iti k all very true,
I wish that they,% would wakit
To cnliva;s our. affairs-t1-ntil
Well-pray don t slaim t0hat gate !
At least not now. Bit hv) an1 by, t
When in "olur home'' I wait I
Your omflng, I shihl alwav; likei
To lear olt slam the gate
[From Atlanta Cmstitution.]
BETSY ILAMlI TO'O LET' It.
Betsy Sick.-Old 'iss Green Again. I
IIILL.AREE, TAILLADEG A C0., ALA. e
-DitAR (.ousIN: I was 8() usot in t
mUy mjine about Maw and +t t
around so in the wind endurll1in' ofi a
her spell that qulick as she riz 1 1
was tuck dlown with the inl'ardl fek
ver andi sore thote, and1 mizry in s
mny head, and what should~ Maw
(d0 unbeikn)ownst to mec but send(r
atter ole Miss8 Greeni. I
She come at pullin' and a blowin'
andi her yaller' broganl shoes aj r
screakinl' everyV step like a neQw r
ide' saddleI and 1 thought myi
head w~ould( shorelyv but1. She
weighs up1'ards4 of' t~w hund -,I
and shakes the house ' e m1o 4jt
Maw had stepped to i~kitel~ . (
to fix a bite to eat. I'axed1 M jAs
G'reeni to set downi, anid she taken a
the wrong eheer and 'it fell thu' <
with her, and( she hol ler'ed so loud
von could have hoern ber memo-g
o old Miss Freshourses, and when' r
he riz and scrambled up she spilt I
.11 her yarb truck out'n her ridi- N
ule. She rammnicked around I
har pickin' of it up, and upsot t
nother cheer, and knocked over (
he churn er milk a turnin by the t
ire, broke the jar all to flitters. t
,id spilt all the milk AMaw had
>eln a savin' for a week. I axed I
ter to set down and be seated on i
hat ar three-legged stool. I know- i
d it was the onlyest thing inl tlie
Louse that would hold her bekase I
ur cheers was all agittin' rickety. I
had to yell to make her hear me: I
he had her 'ears tied up with a
homespun rag: lowed she had tuck I t
Old endurin' of that. snow and I
in1li' t hearn ".O0d oit'nl her Ieft I
'ear selse. Ouri yalle r (ILg got
ip sich Ca bark at he ridin c' ri t ter,
dil drug- his bock and key sich I
L racket 1M111wV she went out :1nd i
astened him 111) in the smoke- I
10ou amii lIhe how c'led Iuisser'ni
Werl, and the lickins :ni'1 geese i
et in to cacklin' and the turkersli
robble(l, and the guineas pot- I
-Ia(lked, and I thioug)lht in my soul I
n1y pi he'ad would spilt wide (pe i
Ofore she'd ever (git back.
I never -4etedl .sih(I a timeic' inl al I, I
inyv life. A 1 to head it all 1
lurrid flTvenn come from the I
pring Withli -. bulcket(t' of water, I
uid didn't m iore'n land in tihe
loor tel downu slte fell, bucket. I
ater', gou11 and all. au(d ih<
etched a vell, and (de Mis1 (i 'eent)
ollered, an(1 here come Mf aw I a
unnin' to see what Was te li It- I
er, an1d wheni she seed her bran;
ISw Milk jar br)ke all to tlatteri
atters le fetchei a sclm111 like
he hliouse was afire, an d t her- all
tood t here and mirated jes like . 1
ever had n() head. Maw s i
lig~htly qutick viped that greasy
Iiik o0"nt'l her clean1 scou1red floor.
nd ole Miss G(reen drawed t he t
tool up fovre the fire an11d gin a I
'int, and sot down. I was thank
uil she never tuck nairy nother i
heer, for if slie'd fell again I c
hink I should er died. She on-i a
ied her' ridienle andi tuck out her 1
1(d p)ocket-knHife she c'uts her' ter-v
acker with, and let in to cu ttin' a'
p roots and yarb~s to umake me1
Omeo tea. She had a power of c
ne truck and aniother--white war- 'i
ut bark, Sampson's snake root, '
he devil's shoe-string, life ever- f'
aistin', wildc cherry bark, calamiusK
oot, and pine rosum and a sight
inwrle. I Ilayed tha r anmd let~ her fix
t, but 1 knowed1 nary drap of its i
vasnl't a g~wine (down my nieck.
~he sot it a dr'awin' by the tire t
hen turned in an md filled her ole ;
oh)b pie, run11 it ini the ashes and
ot ini to smtok ini'; then she U p and
pit on the hat h wihar wy bowl er 1
'hicken soup1 was8 a warmin'. It
adtI beenl awf ul hongry, but that r
ipsOt meW 50 I didn)'t keer if' I; t
ever seed no more soup. I to1
lurridy to dash it out, 1 didn'
rant it. The ole 'oman lowed
Do pray, don't fling out nothir
hat's to eat; fet it here, and I']
Irink it." Th"t,-was the feathe
hat broke the cow's back. I la ve
har and prlaved to (lie if' 1 had t
,o thu' with mIiueb more. Sh
iung1 baick her head and drunk i
A down, and tiiriel to Lu Iiirrid
1nd lowed: "Oit on4e ot your Pap
>le sOcks to tie round Betsy's neck
it'.-; the best thing in the won
or the influanzy of the tun1iisih
've hIad inifior-mation ill IyI thot
fore now and tied i stockin' )n i
Ie over nighft, and bv lmrnin'l Ii
vas wvell. I allers4 tie on one
ne own, kase his'n is too full
rit atter he plows all day. Nov
timmne a co)uple' erI yarni stintgs
i1 roun 111d ler Wrists. lits th
>est thing inl the world to keep u
he vibration of the blood..'
dis thlen ole Miss Freshoui
tept in with hieir un1101th all Stiel,
n' full of smit, balrred the do(
Vidle ape(-li right fernenivit m1Y hevai
und hollered like she was in
nill. "W hIy, what on yet ails le
y'' 1he ol e Miss (reen Ila ve
ierselt otl I t() tell her what was th
natter wit I eI)v, an1.d11 upon mll
vor(I if a11 she said had er. been S
'der died ' fore nigvht. "'1*l tell yot
i-ter Frsor.'says She pullin
iwr pipe., .Betsv thur i4 1moinster
>us ha f;she has grot. a impliezr
inn ()f ailiments;, vou Set. she tuec
,(bIl inl thle tunsils of hler 0h(te an
hits It ew7v to hiIr head and fetheI
About all that inf Iormatin Y. Yo
anl Seet for yourself how red li
aws is. Wal, that's all the occai
ion1 of ill'rd lever that's flew t
ler face, and hits all riz from th
n fluanzy of the tunsils and allegt
v of her thote, and hiths fetche
n the newralligy an1d mineral j(
1us in the spine of her back, um
its fast a workin' of' its wav tc(
Irds tle inmaterial fever; and i
t Should happen to tur n into th
111fashionied tvforward f'ever that,
Ia idinx' now, w'Ihy hit would kil
erI shore. 1 js tole her Maw hi
asI a tar'naital blessini' she soni
T1hen ole Miss F'reshouirs spi
ut her snurff and lowed: "I tol
am all I knowed Betsy or sonme U
lim over here was gwine to be sich~
or no0 loniger'n night af~tore las'
lreamp of seeinl' Filurr'idy TennyI1S
y' marry, and1( 1 seed( her as plii
vas a gijt tin' sieker and sieker es
ry mnu te, and wvhen she let in t
eli about how sick ole man Wig
~ins was with the white swellir
ud( coudnI' t git no0th in' to lay o
is stomach for' a week, an
vhmat ailed this'ni and that'n an
ot her'n [i reekin it would er kil
;but je's then Maw she steppe
4o the door and lowed -"'omo
I tother house, sister G reen, yon al
t sister Freshours, and git a bite to
eat; we'ers all so ailyfied to-day I
never fixed much., but sich as it is
1 its clean, and you're welcome to
r it." And the milute thev landed
I out I riz and buttoned the dom,
1) ani(d jerked off Pup's ole sock a iI
e(thelm strings ad fluing on a pie
t of light'ood, and hustled into myIN
Viuds1( in a hurrv, skeered if I got
Sany w usser She'd (lost me to death,
; ahin I had nio notion ot dyiNi' b
I her llarnls. I tole 'em all if theY
. (O ldnit' t send atter t le dock no:
e to send atter nobod v.
t "Tik mweet to love, bit. oh! how hil ter
t To love a gal :and t hen not git he'.
r That' tle poetrv Sam D)ave
iThompsonp~m writ. me. Your'nl,
:rs y i r I I T .
The (12artersville (('a.) Fret'
P .ess suggests that, it, is the duty
)tf eve ry railroad to stop its tra1in1
it night, when such ,()h(O(IS as We
have hllml recenitly are f'ainglo. Thm.
e(veits of the pasit t wo weeks lot
onlyv s1w the wisdmil of the sug
geVstionl but theabsolut.ecina
itv in not adopting themil. It is
a ltogether useless for enterprise I1
. blk directly against the eiilents.
A traini of (r11's ('annot b1e madole tO
0 ap a chasmii twice its length, swii
at river, Wrestle successt 11lly with
ihtning or a eyelonle, and anyIV eX
1i)ent of the kiud is very likeiv
t o n' inl "'Cat dicomlfitilre and
loss of property to I) he '1 companie.
and life and lim1) to tihe public.
Start's uponl at journley, no0 matter
how f4as4t they maV he inl their
views, but, tht wolid rather he :1
miiuites late ait their destiilt ion I
thani1 go back holme a corpse.
Therefore, W( heartily joini the
Frev Press, inl sayinig thait all
trains ought to he Stopped ill case
of seve'e stormiiis at night., 8jecial
Iy, and that it should he done by
law, if no other WaY will be effect
(': unots Foa.-what's that
I you've (ot in Your asked
taad ofher colored cook, who'
t was inl the act oft going home.
"Who, me?" "bYes, you"' "Whut's
ti I got in dis yeah ap'un?" "Yes in
e that there apron.'" "'Vidduls."
f"Let me see?'' She opened heri
,apron)h, which was ntearl y large
I enough for a1 wagonI 'over!. "Youa
-ought to b.e ashamed of yours'elfU,
for' you hay.' t aiken niearly veryZ'
I thing in the house. I thought you
were. a churc(h membier."' "'1101( on
r) right. wh'ar yerl is, ladyI. Dar wuz
two) pies in t he safe', and(. I tuck
one. I tuck ha'to' dec meat and(
a a'f C ' deC u(dder st ufV. EC I wa'nut
1 a chiureb i miemiber' I'd er tuck allI.
I TJhinks (dat I 'se acted 'a' r t er lea h
t~ yer hai't. 1 'se g'winater quit work
l i n' fura sich cu i s f~ks."--Arki an
1'nf lnw TIrmivolori