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ASESOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY14, 188~ (NO. 39.
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Muss81Nm. 'Easley, S..
,'T YIJOU TELL.
If youi hiavte a clleerish'1ed secret,
Don;'t you tell. -
Not Yomr frile'd-for his tylmpUnt1ium
Is t bell,
Which its eehwes, wide V(hounding.
MAUNiltle)tt1d and far resouniun
Don' tvon tell.
If yourself you coniot keep it,
Then who ('1111 ?
Coufld yol miore except of alny
Other man ?
Yet you put. him, if he tells it
If he glve'A'Way or 'slls it
Sell your gems to any buyer
ll the mall t;
Of Yomr wtalth to feed the hiunigry
Spare a part.
hgieuings oil the opwn pockhet.
it youir secrt-ke(p it, lock it
I Tomr heart.
What are the Poor Girls of the Coun
try to 1o.
[From Atlanta Constit ut ion.]
"What shall we do with our
girls?" I have heard a good ma
Ity father. ask that question! I
don't mcanl rich fathers who have
no anxiety about their dalghters,
but I allude to folks in the middle
w-alks of life whose daughters have
had an~ education and the father
has nothing else to give them.
WVhat is a poor1 girl to (10 wheni
she quits school or' comesl home
fromn college, it is righit hiard fo~r
her' to descend fromi thte beautiful
heights of astr'onlomy and the tields
of hiistory and1( b)otany niud the
chambhers of mulhsie down to the
dlrudge"r of housekeepinug and
Mewing( and( darningr ando p~atchling
old elohthes. But suppose she is
a good dutiful girl and is willing'
to (do that and morel', the quelstionl
is what does it amount to and
can't she do better ? (an' t she
take hold of something that will
excite hier ambition and~ initeresmt
her andl mrake lher somp~ money y
.o 0tainr49ry, aggwhose. fa ea
areJoor will need somp at
to ;hj *h thedsk b"A to
MdeenieroseA on their 'A ks.
Sone 'Are independent enotth to
gp to. millinery and tdesmuiling
bit this gives emp)loyinent to but
a rew. Some pal t i 6*ers ard do
fancy work and sell' What they
make, but not mnany have. the-gift
of genius in that line and so the
quesUtion still comes up what can
the clever country girls do to make
a living for themselves and feI in
Not long ago I was over in
Eastew. North Carolina and I
found the . question answered in
some places. I foumid some nice
well educated girls cutltivating
small fruits and v'egetables for
market, They dihi',t plow. the
ground but they planted and hoed
and weeded and gathered the-crop.
r s an acre of strawberries th-tt
two sisters had planted and they
made a frolic of it, that is, they
wezni atgit witij will and tootcg
lively hh>p ibf~rest in it, atft
they gathered 4,000 qtuarts and
said thy Would get 1 thousand
more, and they packed them in the
little baskets and the bai kets ini
to ciates and sent them North and
their sales had averaged 30 cents
a quart. Their total expeni .s for
hiro of help and cost of' baskets
and freight to maiket was $200
and this left a thousand for their
w:>rk andl watching and constant
care, yWell those oirls are proud
and in(dependent. Their father
had five acres and he was making
m1oneyV-a g0d deal of money.
I never Saw a nicer business nor
one so simple and sure. The
land was poor and sandy. The
rows thrieUe feet apart. when the
plants get well set a plow opens
a furrow close by on each side
and this furrow is near filled with
cotton seed and thent the earth is
thrown )ack oin the cotton seed,
after that the vines are mulched
with pine straw and that is all.
I nevr saw vines as small or her
ries as numerous. I counted 2401
on OneC plantE. They laid on one
another'. This vine had been pick
ed1 three times and there were 240
left. Theyi.~ frequently picked a
quaI~rt from 3 planlts-and left manyV
not ripe. TIhey p)ick till 8 o'clock
in the mrninug and the girls aver
agedi 15 uarts by that time.
TIihey bin)(f at 4 ini the afternioon
and1( get 15 qu jarts miore. Whten
they hire pickrs te pay 2.i cents
a quartL to grsad2 cenits to bo0ys
for the girls are more careful and
(10 not mash the berries nor spill
themi and~ (do not eat every big
n)ice one0 ther' come across.
But this i's not all. These gir'ls
have got a crop of raspberries just
behind and they will make two or
lgosebeies ande talk- kbolM
g(4g into ptatoespuntl beans an
beafs and grapes add ai that I
NW-1I1' why iiot. Friit Vto*ing Is
ii trce business for girls and so is t
aisng vegetables., Those girls
have the advantage of ours for
the market is nearer, but I have <
never seen the time that nice i
stit*berries couldn't be sold at
home for ,20 cents, and that will I
make lots of mouey. And then 1
again the exet-ise is so rood for i
their health, and tte occupation is I
so cleanly and delicate and suits i
their nimble and delicate fingers <
so well. Woman was the first to <
pick the fruit and I have always I
thought she ought to have been I
rorgiven. for her first thought
when she found the fruit good I
was to gife her , huslband some. 4
But lie like an old raseal went Mnd
aid all the blame on her and tried
to get out of the seriape. 'Now
theri s a chance for our girls to
mske some money. Let them try i
, qali patch,say. ,one-fourthi of i
4n aere. Plant in August and
bave a good (0crop of fruit next
4pring. It can he done. I heard a
Nashville.man say that two years
ago there was no such business I
a round Nashville as growing ber
rieS for Northern imiarkets but now I
t:here was 150 bushels shipped a I
1nav frorn one town, the town ol I
Franklin, and they netted 20 cents
ai quart,.or $6 a bushel, and thce
girls did most of the work. I
wish the (lear creatures were all
rich enough to live without work
and only had to work when they
telt like it, and I never see ladies i
a)f culture and retinement doing
drudgery but wvhat it shocks my
humanity and I want a society
established for the prevention of,
(ruelty to aigels. But work is
the Common lot For maIn and for
womian too, afnd I reconk they are
ha'i ppier for it.
I was r'uminating over these
things to-day when '1 met Santord
Bell on the train. Sanford the old
reliable conductor whomi every
body knows and eveiy)ody loves,
andl we got to talking about the
times aud the crops, and when I
mfentionedl John HI. James andl his
h~ust upI, Sanfiord said yes, that is
mighty had on ~James and bad on
the poor fellows who had their5
mfonecy in his bank. He had a,
thousand dollars there he said, a
thousand dollars the saivings of
ten years, andl noW w h aud to take,
ai new start, and his plans and1( his 1
hopes were broken up, for he wasi
goiing to take $200 of thaut money
and send Clifford to Moore's busi
ness college and the $800 was for
his (laughter who had been so
good1 end( worked so wil:iugly and
faithfully at home, and he had
picked out a nice little place to
Ae ients, but the money was gone
hd the prspects was bid, verv
After telling. me of 'the dark
ide he brightened up and said.
'Well, I won't give up too soon for
kIr. James failed in 1873 and iv
>wed me $500 then and he paid it
n full interest and allowed me a
)remiuim of 12 per cent -for myv.
)old, just what it was worth when
put my gold in there, ,althouigh
t was worth only 4 per cent pre
nium when he paid it back. Ho
s a good mai, James is, and will
to the best he can and he can't
to any more. Some folks abuse
din for speculating on our moneY
)it I notice they ne1' er abuse 'a
nan until he has had bad luck and
.)eaks. - James - Speculated in
i-eorgia railroad stock two years
igo aid made, they say, $100,000
1d1(1 eve'ry)body smiled and sait
James was long-head(led, not oi
aid a word against him, but
low they abuse him f)r being 'a
About this time we met the
lown train and the engineer', Mr.
Xdais, came up t6 Sanford and
laid, "what's the news, my friend
vill we ever get anything ?"
And Sanford cheered him up a
ittle and then told me that Adams
iad $2,500 in there, and it was his
iard earnings in cold and heat and
vinter and and sum'm 'and day
kfd night, while he stood at lis
>ost of duty, which is the the post.
Well, all this is'bad, very bad,'
mnd there are many worse cases.
ianford told me about them and
mid he was sorrier for some otli
'rs,than he was for himself.,
"But then," said he, '"Mr.
Faines is young enough and smart
mnough to rise again and I believe
ie will do it, and I'm not going to
may a word to hurt his feelings or
iarass him,- for he has load enough
o carry now aud my wife says I
vill get tnat money some day
ihe hams faith and she cheers me
ip when I am down, and that is
What a good wife always does.
She belheves that money earned
ionestly is not going to be lost.
"What havyou dO1(one about
tour claim,'' saidJ I. "'Nothing,
here is nothing to do that I know
>f. I gave the certificate to Mr.*
Jamesi andl said, '1 have hiear'd
thout your' troubles and I thought
would bi ing you this anid let you
nanage it for you know better how
o do it than the lawyers or any
Well, I wish everybody had as
nutch faith and charity as Sonford
sell. I reckon his boy will get to
he college some way, and if his
laughter will go to raising straw
)errier, I think she will make the
100bac in woo thre ea's.