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L. 1] ALY SOAUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JULY 4, 188[NO. 39
jntCe-Ied id the ato1tA e at 3uley
C. ae Beowl CL* Maftr
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F AGOOF SUdSQRIT'ON.
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Six months " . 65
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ach suhequelt Istrtion ....... 40c
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M sINO118Esley, S. C.
.aOT, N01U TELL.
If yoti have ai cieerished secret.
Don't Vou tell.
Not yolir frienl(d-'-tor his tymp:111tagin
Is a bell,
Which its ethoes, widetehouinditig.
M.tipltid and far resouninyg -
1U yoor1elf you coinot keep it,
' Then who
(ould Von more excet. of any
Other maln ?
Yet you put him, If he tells it
If lie givebaway or sellIt
Sell your gems to any bityet
iI the mat t ;
Of your wealth to feed the hitunigr-y
Spare a part,
1'ssinlgs oil the open pocket,
Hut your secret-keep it, lock it
In your heairt.
What are the Poor Girls of the Coun
try to do.
[From Atlanta (onstitition.]
"What shall we do with oU
01irls?" I have heard a goo(d wa
ny fathers ask that question! I
don't m1eni rich fathers who have
Ino anxiety about their dallghters,
but I allu'de to folks in the middle
walks of life whose daughters have
had an education and1( the father!
has nothing else to give them.
What is ai 1)00r girl to (10 whmen
she quits school or comesl~ homte
fromn college. it is right hiarid tor'
lher' to descend fr'om the beautiful
heights of astronomy and the tields
of history and1 botany and thei
chamberCts ot flmusie down to the
drudgery of housekeeping and
sewing and1( dlarning ando patchmng
01(d elohthies. But suppose she is
a good dutiful gir'l andl is willing'
to do0 that and mforeC, the qulestioni
is what does it amounut to and~(
can't she do better ? Can't shel
take hold of something that will
ex(cite her amblditionl and inlterest
her and make heri somp~ money ?
..C ~ ar nth'an._adt 1
fp gAot, marry a4 Ahese . agy
are poor will need some 1no) t a
te'f A*hih h:(i rdses ha to
idethe rosr on' th-eir -1 kA.
Some Are independent enoudh to
g t. millinery and dresm'k ig
but. this gives employnent tQ but
9 L'ew. Some pahit %ewer8 arid do
rancy work and sell What they
make, but not ninny have the gift
:f genius in that line and, so the
qJues'tioU still comes up what can
the clever country girls do to make
a living for themselves aid fel 1i
Not long ago I was over in
Eastesi North Carolina and I
round the question answered in
some places. I fourid some nice
well educated girls cultivating
small fruits and veitetables for
market. They didnt plow, the
ground but they planted and hoed
Fad weeded and gathered the -crop.
[ saw an acre of strawberries thtt
two sisters had llanted nnd they
made a frolic of it, that is, thty
went a.t.it wi.tW . will and too,a
lively hpbyiiirest in it, an(1
they gathered 4,000 quarts and
said they would get a thousand
more, anld they packed them in the
little baskets and the baskets in
to crates and sent them North and
their sales had averaged 30 cents
a quart. 1heir total expenses for
hire of help nid cost of baskets
and freight to iarket was $200
and this left a thousand for their
work and watching and constant
c-are, Well those girls are proud
an.1 independent. Their father
had five acres and he was making
mnoniey-a g(ood deal of money.
I ie-ver Saw a1 nicer business nor
le so sim)le ald sure. The
land was poor niml sandy. The
rows three feet apart, when the
plants get well set a plow owis
a furrow (lose by on each side
and this fu rrow is near filled with
cotton seed and then the earth is
thrown back on 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 nunierous. I counted 2401
on one lant. They laid on one
another. This vine had been pick
ed three times and there were 240
left. They frequently picked a
quart from 3} platlts and left many
not r'ipe. They p)ick till 8 o'clock
in thre morning and the girls aver
aged 15 quarts by that time.
They begin at 4 in the afternoon
and1( get 15 qu jarts more. WVhen
they hire' pickers they pay 2.j cents
a quart to girls and 2 cenIts to boys
for' the girils are more careful and
do not mash the herries nor1 spill
them and (do not eat every big
ntice oneC ther 'omew across.
But this is not aill. Thedseb( girls
have got a crop of raspbe)rr'ies jurst
bhndm and thr will matke~ two or
ad grapes ahd all that.
WalI; why dot. 1N'hit 'yiig In
SnI'ce uasiness for girls and so is
raising vegetables. Those girls
have the advantage of, ours for
the market is nearer, but .I have
never sAen the time that nice
strtWbeirris couldn't be -'sold itt
home for ,20 cents, and that will
make lots of mouey. And then
agAin the exeris"ie is so goo for
their health, and tie oct-upation is
so cleanly and delicate and suits
their nimble and delicate fingers
so well. . Woman was the first to
pick the fruit and I have always
thought she ought to have been
forgiven, for her first thought
when she found. the fruit good
was to gi e her . husbiand some.
But he like an old rascal went and
laid all the blame on her and tried
to get out or the scrape. Now
there'is a chance for our girls to
make sone Ilone Y. Let them try
11anll peh ey one-fourth of
9n. acre. Plant. in August and
have -I good crop of fruit next
4pring. It can be dlone. I heard a
Nashville, man say that two years
ago there was no such busipess
around Nashville as growing her
ries for Northern markets but now
there was 150 bushels s hipped a
(ny from one town, the town of
Franklin, and they netted 20 cents
a quart, or $6 a bushel, and thc
girls did most of the work. I
wish the dear creatures were all
rich enough to live without work
and only had to work when they
felt like it, and I never see ladies
of culture and refinement doing
drudgery but what it shocks my
humanity and I want a society
established for the prevention of
cruelty to angels. But work is
the common lot for man and for
wO.man too, and I reconk they ire
hIppier fror it.
I was ruminating over these
things to-day when I met Sanford
Bell on the train. Sanford the old
reliable (onductor whom every
body knows and Cverybody loves,
and we got to talking ab~out the
times audl the cr'ops, anid when I
mentioned John H. .James and h~is
bust up,1 Sanftord said yes, that is
mighty badl on J ames and had on
the poor fellows who had their
money in his bank. Hie had a
thiousandl dollars there he said, a
thousanid dlollars the sav~ings of
ten years, anid now he haud to take
a1 new starit, and~ his plans and his
hopes were brokeni up, for he was
g~oing( to tak~e $200) of' that money
andI~ send( Clifford to Mooreh's butsi
niess c'ollege andl the $800 was for
his (laughter who had been so
good1 end worked so wfiingly and
faithfully at home, and he had
n-cked 'out a nice little lolace to
the rents, but the money was gone
and the yrosets was iAd very
After telling. me of the dark
side he brightened ip and. said.
" Well, I Won't give up too soon for
Mr. James failed In 1873 and he
owed'me $500 then and he paid it
in full interest aind allowed me a
premium of 12 per cent -for my
gold, just what it was worth when
I put imly gold in there, although
it was worth only 4 per cent pre
mnium when he paid it back. He
is a'good maii, James is, and will
do the best he can and he can't
do any more. Some folks abuse
him for specuilating on our monev
but I notice they ie/vt6r abuse a
man until he has had bad luck and
bteaks. - James - speculated in
Georgia railroad stock two years
ago and made, they say, $100,001)
and everybody smiled and said
James was long-headed, not one
said a word against him, but
now they abuse him for being 'a
About this time we met the
down train and the engineer, Mr.
Adams, c ame up to Sanford and[
said, "what's the newss my friend;
will we ever get anything ?"'
And Sanford cheered him up a
little and then told me that Adams
had $2,500 ill thjre, and it Was his
hard earningys in cold and heat and
winter and and sumer '(and day
and night, while he stood at his
post of duty, which is the the post
Well, all this is'bad, very bad,
and there are many worse 'edcses.
Sanford told mne about them and
said he was sorrier for some oth
ers,than he was for himself.
"But then," said he, "Mr.
James is young enough and smari
enough to rise again and I believe
lie will do it, and I'm not going to
say a word to hurt his feelings or
harass him,, for he has load enough
to carry now aud my wife says I
will get that money some day
she has faith and she cheers me
Up when I am down, and that is
what a good wife always does.
She belheves that money earned
honestly is not going to be lost.
"What havei you done about
your claim," said I. '"Nothing,
there is nothing to do that I know
of. I gave the certificate to Mr.
Jamxes and said, 'I have heard
about your troubles aund I thought
I would b)1 ing you this anid let you
mnanage it for you know better how
to (d0 it than the lawyers or any
Well, I wish everybody had as
much faith and charity as Sonford
Bell. I reckon his boy will get to
the college some way, and if his
daughter will go to raising straw
berriie-, [ think she will make the
800 back intorthe yer.