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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTHI CAROLINA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1884. [NO. 45.
the 5gaslg 4jesenger.
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M ESSENGER, Eagle, S. C.
The Soldier True Who Wore the
"When this criel war Is over"
No, we never can forget
How our noble boys once sang it
IEre our star in gloom had set,
And Its echoes sadly linger
In the halls of mem'ry fair,
From the. past its sad notes bringing,
And the bright dreams buried there.
"When this cruel war is over "r
Oh, our lost ones brave and true!
By the old songs we'ecreminded
Qf the debt we owe to you.
And the peril,, toil and danger
Met before our flag went down
Won your country's love forever,
Ana a visitor's fadeless crown.
Tlhough the "cruel war Is over"
Tender eves are dirn with tears
For a father, son or brother
Missed from out the passing year s
As we lay the sweet spring flowers
O'er each quiet lowly bed,
Think of the dear one sleeping
Numbered with the inkiiowu dead.
God knoweth where His own reposes
The soldier true who.wore the grey,
Though no immortales of roses
Deck his lonely grave to-day!
Far beyond the din of battle.
Up above earth's care and paiu
There in peace and love eternal,
Grey and blue may meet agail.
-Narcissa Davis, in N. (). Sentinel.
[For the Messenger.
* About Sowing Turnips.
*Mu. 'EnTQRn: While engaged
this morning in preparing my tur-n
nip patch, I got to thinking about
'what a great help) a big crop of
turnips would be to us, (I meani
eyelf body in the county), in win
teiig 36uf tock, -and in a great
mn~ieitfeupplying the deficiency
I i dnerelcr'op.
The corn crop will be lighter in
proportion to the land cultivated
in our' con~nty, much lighter, than
in thie memorable year of 45, and
corn has always been the prinici
pal In fnaning hogasnand winte
ing all other stock. While there
is nothing better for cattle, sheep
and goats, than turnips, they are
excellent for hogs when cooked.
They shoitld be cooked for cattle
-with a few cotton seed or a lit
tle bran. I have wintered cattle
on turnips, with little else, and
never had them to do better, never
as well, on anything else. At this
late dato the "jig is up" about pro
ducing anything else to help us
along through the "hard times,"
but turnips, and now.is exactly
the right time to prepare and plant,
not just a few, but the birgest
crop, by half, ever planted in this
county. Every half acre proper
ly prepared and planted in turnips
(by the 15th inst.), will with a fa
vorable season, be worth twenty
five bushels of corn, or half of a
five-hundred powuid' bale of cot
This letter is intende:d more par
ticularly for my own class of hu
man-being-the renter-not think -
ing that any landlord in all the
land will neglect so important a
crop as that of turn ips.
Now renters don't excuse your
selves from sowing largely, because
you are a renter and expect prob
ably to move this winter. Sow,
sow for me, I expect to move, and
I'll sow for you, let us all sow, sow
for ourselves and for each other
If any does not sow, and it falls' to
my lot to swap places with such,
I'll move mny patch, or rather tur
nips, andI leave you like you left
yourself,'and proposed to leave
me, without any turnips, "and
don't you forget it."
If you have no slat-ked ashes,
or other manute'.*1d 1'odnds of
guano (worthl$ii arid'$2 worth
of seed and labor, will prodnee you
$20 worth of turnips. It will save
probably just about the amount of
corn you will neod to buy. If ev
erybody will plant and produce tur
nips in proportion to their means,
and neccessities, the price of corn
will not be near so high, and there
will not be near so much to buy.
Besiddein thie spjring turnip'"sal
let" fs excellent physic for a
[For the Messenger.
Saluda Musical Associationi.
Mna. Rarn'm : The1~ Saimia NI si
cal Association met with the Mt.
Carmal church the 26th and 27th
of July, 1884. H. J. Anthony
opened the meeting by reading the
103d Psalm. Prayer by Rev. A.
S. Whitmire. Called for and en
rolled the names of delegates.
Went into an election of officers,
resulting in the election of our for
mer President, H. J. Anthony;
Rev. M. L. Jones, vice-President,
and J. M. Williams, Secretary.
The President appointed G. F.
Robinson, L. R. Smith and J. M.
Reed as a committee of arrange
ments. The committee reported
as follows: Music by J. T. Child
ers, W. W. Norris, P. D. Dacus, J.
F. Singleton and J. E. Briggs--15
Rev. A. S. Whitmire was ap
pointed to address the Associa
tion on a subject to his own choice.
le took temperance for his sub
ject. Then singing lessons by J.
T. Looper and W. W. Norris.
By a petition from the Cross
Roads Church the next meeting of
this body is to be held there the
5th Saturday and Sunday in Au
gust next. Prayer by Rev. G. W.
Singleton. Adjourned to Sunday
morning 8 o'clock.
On Sunday the Association was
led in singing by several of the
best Professors present. Among
them was Prot. Reives, of Georg
ia. Also, a Sabbath school address
from Capt. J. H1. Bowen.
The usual resolution of thanks
was offl'erd, then prayer by J. R.
Lathem. and the meeting came to
a close. The church was crowded
with musical people who appeared
to enjoy the day ss it passed.
Many of the candidates played
their part very well in the grove,
introducing and~ shaking hiands.
J. M. WVroT4Aus,
MAKING PRtOGREss.-Fon d Par
ent--'Well, Johny, how are you
getting along at school'?'
Johnny-'Oh, first rate. I start
ed on the third, but I am on first
'Glad to hear it,- my son, .Al
ways try to be8'first. There is fit'
$y cents for your industry.'
'Aint that nice! I'll try to get
h igher yet.'
'Higher? How can you be high
er than first?'
'Easy enough. I can get to be
short stop or nitcher.'
Facts About the Human Body.
The skin contains more than
two millions of openings, which
are the outlets of an equal number
of sweat glands.
A human skeleton consists of
more than two hundred distinct
An amount of blood equal to the
quantity in the body passes
through the heart every minute.
The full capacity of the lungs is
about 320 oubic inches. .
About two-thirds of a pint of air
is inhaled and exhausted at each
breath in ordinary respiration.
The stomach daily produces
nine pounds of gastic juice for: di
gestion of food; its capacity is
about five pints.
There are more than 500 separ
ate muscles in the body with an
equal number of nerves and blood
The weight of the heart is from
eight to twelve ounces. It beats
one-hundred thousand times in. 24
Each perspiration duct is one
fourth of an inch in length, which
will make the aggregate length of
the whole, about nine miles.
The average man takes five and
one half pounds of food each day,
which amounts to one ton of solid
A man breathes eighteen tines
a minute, and three thousand cu
bic feet. or about three-hundred
and seventy-five hogheads of air
THE GEORGIA WONDER.-Tiere
is some prospect that Miss Lula
Hurst, who has been giyjng per
formances in Boston du'ing the
past ten days with large financial
results, will return to New York
for the purpose of testing her pow
er against the physical strength of
certain noted athletes. While she
was appearing in Boston she sent
an invitation to John L. Sullivan,
the prize fighter to meet her for
any reasonable sum of money, t4ut
Mr. Sullivan declined the proposi
tion. A strong man of New York,
reading Miss Hurst's challenge in
a Boston paper, telegraphed that
he would go to the city in quetion
to take Mr. Sullivan's place and
accept the monetary challenge of
f'ered by Miss H urst. Her response
was that she ivould'not trouble him
to come to Boston, but would come
herselt to New York. She added
that she would, covzer ar deposit
that might be maile. Ctese ar
rangements were undeis od to
have been in progress' esterday.
Should the matter come to a satis
factory conclusion it is probable
that the exhibition will be given
either in the Madison Square Oar
den or the Academy of Musi.
New York T1imnes: -* .