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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 1884. [O3.
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MESENGER, Easley, S. C.
THE BOY WHO KISSED 1118 MO.
She sat on the porch in the sunshine,
As I went down the street
A woman whose hair was silver,
But whose face was blossom sweet ;
Making me think of a garden,
Where, in spite of the frost and snow
Of bleak November weather,
Late fragrant lilies blow.
I heard a footstep behhid me.
Aad the sound of a merry laugh,
And I knew the heart it came from
Would be like a comforting staff
In the time and hoir of trouble.
Hopeful and brave and strong,
One of the hearts to leant on
When we think that things go wrong.
I turned at the click of the gate latch,
And met his manly look;
A face like his gives me pleasure,
Like the page of a pleasant book,
tt told of a steadfast purpose,
Of a brave and dariig will -
A face with promise in it
That God grant the years fulfill.
He went up the pathway singing;
I saw the woman's eyes
Grow bright with worldless welcome
As sunshine warms the skies.
"Back again, sweet mother,"
He cried, and bent to kIss
The loving face that was lifted
For that which some mothers miss.
That boy will do to depend on,
I hold that this is true
From lads li love with their mothers
Our bravest heroes grew.
Earth's grandest hearts have been lov
Slnce time and earth began;
And the boy who kissed his mother
Is every inch a man.
EBEN E. REXFORD.
Spi ing days of old were warm and long,
Thjey'rec longer now, and colder.
The world once liked a merry song;
It's sadder now, and older.
The fairies and the merry elves
Are shy and discontented;
The 'd sense enough to hide themselves
When east winds were invented.
Wheni songs they sang were sad at all
It was a cheery sadness;
The songs we wrIte, if glad at all,
Express a solemn glad ness.
Our smile is but a chastened grin,
,Our father's laughed and meant it;
Ahd when they sinned some jovial sin
They left -us to renent it.
1 munds is the same way, and *<
was Conklin whoti in the Senate.
Most of the members are verj
careful about correcting the proof
of their speecees, and some chang<
is and revise until their speeche
a. could scarcely be recognized bj
Pm one who heard them'on the floor o:
t. the House. The new members an
t, particularly whimsical.and uneasy
n though some never got over theil
Df nervousuess, no inatter how lonj
o they have served in the House
a Some members are very neat i
al their speeches, Cox and Hewitt o:
th New York come under this head
in and anothar New York man, Skin
nor, is said to furnish the bos
le copy that goes to the printing offic(
r. from the Captitol. Mr. Morrisor
a is one of the best-natured men it
e the House concerning his speeches
d and is always very free to mako
3f allowuces for errors Randall ii
le also good-natured in this respect
ri Hewitt, of New York, is a thoro
i business man, and is very prompi
. in settling with the printer. It ii
it customary to have speeches printed
I- by subscripiion, each member pay
le ing for the number of copies of th(
y certain speech he wants. Mr. Her.
bert will not allow this with hib
it speeches. He pays out of his owr
%- pocket for every copy printed, ani
i. gives them to those who want them,
- From his quick nervous manner
d he has gotten the reputation 01
"fussy." But that he is fusdy is
denied by his printers. They say
1. he is neat and careful but is al
I- ways pleasant, and never in the
a- least impatient. AUGUST.
, A SUCCESSFUL EXPERIMIENr WITI
io OAT.-Between the 1st and 10t
'0 of last August just after "laying
t- by" a ten acre field of cotton, Mr
)f A. J. Kibler had sown down it
I. oats at all-allowed the. seed t<
t- lie upon the surface of the earti
Et at the mercy of the birds, weath
r- er, &c. It took one a half day t<
sow the seed. Last week the oati
>f were harvested at an expense o
ie $7.50, and the yield was nearly 304
r. bushels, enough to feed his tw<
t- mules 12 months. Thus with ai
he outlay of not more than $8, Mr
se Kibler has provided for the sup
re port of his working stock for an
b- othet year, and at the same tim<
Is proven the fact that oats can bi
e, made just as well without cover
s, ing as with it, upon comparative
s- ly fresh land. About the sam<
is time Mr. Kibler was having thii
t- grain sown, a tenant of his trie<
d the no covering process upon
is few acres of cotton land that ha<
it been "laid by" more than ten dayi
and upon which rain had fallei
a-. since last plowed. It looked lik<
)t throwing the seed away, .but i
r- made a magnificent yield likewise
I- -Lancaster Review.
(From Our Regular Correspondent
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
June 6th, 1884.
By the time this reaches you, it
to be hoped that the exci I ement i
cident to the Chicago conventi(
will be at an end; but at this wri
ing, Washington is at a fever hea
and very little business is done :
the departments except reading
the Chicago Telegrams which aj
posted conspicuously on the nui
erous bulletin boards. I shis
therefore dismiss the subjtct wi
the invocation: "Requiescat
Gen. Orville E. Block, whoi
sad death by drowning on the Flo
ida coast has been announced wo
a gallant officer and a man. of fir
abilities. To his energy and goc
taste is due much of the beauty
the "New Washington," as, whi
superintendent of public buildinj
and grounds, he co-operated heart
ly and intelligently with the Di
trict authorities in cariying o
what is known as the comprehei
sive plan of improvements. Ti
pretty lake in Monument lot vet
properly bears his name.
Something like $40,000 is spel
by members of Congress each so
3ion for the printing of their speecd
es. An unusual number of speec
es were made this session, at
iver 1,000,000 copies have hee
printed. Of Morrison's speech j
lone 125,000 have been distribute(
Norrison's, Hewitt's, HIurd's, Ke
ley's, Russell's, Randall's and Ka
son's speeches have been distribi
ted in all sections of the countr
the relative demand being in ti
order of the names above. Thei
was also a big run upon the prin
ing office for the tariff speeches'
Eaton, Welburn and Hiscoc]
Next to the tariff speeches of E
top, Welburn and Hiscock. No
to the tariff the general public e
joys anti-Chinese and education
speeches, and whenever one
these is made it is scattered to ti
farthest bounds of the countr
All these subjects are consequel
ly popular with the members. Ti
most versatile speaker in the Hiou
is S. L. Cox, and his speeches a
in demand,no matter what the au
ject. lHe makes more speech
than any other man in the Hous
and upon more varied subject
anid is looked upon as the best po
ted upon general topics. He
sepoken of at the government prin
ing office as remarkably neat ar
natty about his speeches, aind
noted for the care he takes abol
the title p)ages.
The most indifferent man is E
Lon, of Connecticut. He will ni
read the proof, but leaves ever;
thing to the printer. Senator E
> 1he Talking Dog.
r It was in a Market street res
taurant. A solemn man entered,
I followed by his dog, seated himself,
i and asked for the bill or fare. It
was given him.
'What would you like to have,
sir?' asked the waiter, flipping the
table with his napkin.
The dog meanwhile had climb
ed upon the chair on the other
side of the table, and was gravely
i regarding his master.
'Well,' said the solemn man, re
, flectively, 'gimme two fried eggs,
b "Gimme the sadie,' said the dog.
The waiter gazed at the animal
k with amazement mingled with hor
ror. The solemn man continued:
'Then I guess you can gimme a
sirloin steak, very rare, with fried
'Gimme the same,' said the dog.
The waiter's face assumed the
color of cold boiled veal.
'Cup o' coffee, plenty o' milk,'
went on the solemn man.
The waiter shuddered, and turn
ing, fled for the kitchen.
A man with a squint, at an ad
joining table, was much interest
ed in the scene. He hadobserved
I it closely, and finally spoke to the
'It must a' been a fearful lot o'
work to learn that dog to talk,
'It was,' said the man.
'I should smile,' said the dog.
'What 'ud you take for him,
now?' said the man with the
'Wouldn't sell him,' said the sol
'You'd better not,' said the dog.
The man with the squint was
much impressed. He began mak
ing wild offers, and when he reach
ed a thousand dollars the solemn
'Well,' said he, "I can't refuse
that. I hate to part with him, but
riyou can have him.'
S'He'll be sorry for it,' said the
The man with the squiet drew
a check for the amount, which he
-gave to the solemn man. The lat
ter was about leaving when the
dog cried out:
'Never mind-I'll get even. I'll
never speak again.
-And he never did.
The gentleman with the squint
Bwas proprietor of a Dime and
SFreak museum on Market street.
The solemn man was a ventrilo
-"Kiss Me as I Fall Asleep,"
is the title bf the latest song. It is
intended, we suppose, as a pointer
for young men who takes their
girls to church in the evening.
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