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BILL ARP AND THE NEGRO.
lie Beliewes la The Grolring Power
Of the Race.
I was riding along on tke rail.
road the other day, when we stop
ped at a station and a colored
"scurshion" got on and settled
down all around me. They were
well dressed and well behaved, but
when the conductor came afer tick
ets two of them had no tickets and
no money. He stopped the train
in the woods and put them off. I
was sorry for the rascals, for they
did want to go so bad. I asked
some of the crowd why they dident
lend them some money, and they
showed their pearly teeth and said:
"We knows dem niggers; dey neb
ber pay back. Dem nigger's like
a broke bank-dey owes everybody
now. Dey just tryin' t) slip and
slide along, tink de sonductor no
find 'em. You know, boss, dar is
always some sheep among de goats.'
Well, there are, and sometimes I
think the darkey expressed it
right, though he dident mean it.
There are a power of goats i n .this
sublunary world, and if it was not
for a few sheep scattered, society
and law and order would be in a
But I like the nigger. I like him
hetter than I did ten years ago. I
can look back and remember what
he was soon after the war, and I
am satisfied he is improving. He
works better and is more respect
ful. He has almost quit politics
and settled down to his Hatural
condition. I don't know so well
about the towns and cities, but the
country niggers are doing very
well where they are mixed up with
white folks in the right proportion.
Most all negroes are good natured,
and love to depend on the white
man, but the white man must treat
them fairly and kindly, land act
like he was not only a master but
a friend. The negro is conscious
of his inferiority and is content
with it. He likes a man who or
ders him around in a dignified way
bettor than a man who puts him
self on an equality with him. The
white man was born to command
and the negroeknows it. The white
man ranks him, and rank is a thing
recognized and submitted to eve
rywhere. and has been in all ages,
and it is right. Rank is the safe
guard of the social eircle. I r'ank
some folks and some rank me, and
we aire all happier and feel more at
ease in ouar circles than in those
above us. I was onced invited to
a party in a fashionable city, and
.there were distinguished gentle
men there and splendid ladies, and
I put en my very best behavior,
and after while a lady friend call
ed me out en the varandah and
laughiody told me that the host
ess, a Ic. vely and aeompli-shed la
dy, said to her: "0h, my dear, I
do feel so much relieved, for I did
ent know Mr. A.rp, and was afraid
he was rough and common, and
wouldent know how to behave in
this elegant eompany, but I find
him to be a perfect gentleman."
You see they ranked me and I
knew it, but I came out pretty
well. When I told Mrs. Arp about
it she said:- "Well, I don't won
der at it, for you write so muc1
f6olishuess the people' who don't
know us think we are all erackers.'
Then -she looked away off, and ad
ded: "But I don't care. I kno*
what you are, and it's nobody'i
business. We van have gentlemer
here as well as there. Some folki
don't know a gentleman when the3
see him." "But you do, my dear.'
said I. "You always did. Yot
had that knowledge away bact
yonder, -and that is the reasor
"Never mind that now," sai(
she; "that will do. The bes
of us are mistaken sometimes.'
And she resumed her work.
The negro is a good invention
and he will continue to be good ai
long as he is a negro. When the1
try to set him up with a hifaluti'
education and make a white ma
of him. he becomes a new creatur<
and a public nuisance. The col
ored colleges are turning out i
smart set every year, but wher
are they and what are they doing
The men are vagabonds, and th
women are-well, ask ainybodi
who knows. A man said to i
not long ago that the fact that th
negro was capable of high ordei
of education was proof enough tha
they ought to have it. There wa:
anl educated hog exhibited in Riomin
some years ago, and he could spel
your name with cards, and tell tin
time of day on a watch. So I sup
pose we ought to set up all thi
hogs in a school house.
Now, the negro is a distinct ere
ation of the Almighty, and ha:
original traits and instinets as a!
the mixed nations have. He love:
the present good, and has no mor.
bid desire to accumulate ri les
Unlike the white man he rarelj
cheats or swindles any body. Cheat
ing, swindling, overreaching, de
c.eivino is the sill of our race-'th(
foundation of all the civil suits it
out courts-but the negroes don'i
do it. They are more 'sinning
against than sinning in that regard
ThIe white aIn will steal on a larg<
scale if he is mean enoughi to steal
at all. Th'le m1oreC he gets the bQt.
ter satisfie~d he is But the negr'c
won't. lHe wouldent rob a bank,
If he found a p)ocketbook with e
big r'oll of mYoney~ in it he woulh
take it to some white man ; but ht
will pick up little things like t
chicken, or a bushel of Corn, or i
dollar, or a breastpin with a se
rene and peacef'ul conscience
Small pilfering is the extent of his
inclination. When my darky finds
a lhen's nest and brings me half o:
the eggs I thank him. When oui
cook hides away a little flour, Mrs
Arp shuts her eyes and says noth
ing, for it hurts their feelings s
bad to be accused when they ar<4
But for hard work, contente(
work, humble work, who (oulc
takem their laces on the farms anz
on the dranys, and the steamboats
andl the railroads? Who wouldl dh
the white mani's bidding with s(
little murmuring and so muel
cheerfulness? The negro is still
an imp~ortanit factor in our south.
er-n honmes and southern industr'ies
and I hope he will remnain. Hie is
grafted onm to thne southern tree
k Other nations have been transplan
b ted, and live and prosper. The
Jews8, like the mistIetoe, fasten axid
- feed upon every tree, but they have
preserved their-habits, their Telig
ion and their nationality. Then
let the negro alone. My faiith is
; that a wise Providence will take
care of him and of us.
H AVING been recently overhauled,
are now in first, rate order. Per
sons coming from a distance will get,
their grinding done at night. They will
find ia house to stay In and stalls for
their horses. Give us a trial.
All persons wishing their GINS filed
by the 0'NEIL SAW FILING
I MACHINE, can have it done at
Esley, by Mr, Marion Day, or if You
will notify me at Briggs Postoffice, S.
C., I will send a man to your Gin and
- do the work. It is better thaI all oth
e r Mahns Tr~y it am1i ba COnin iiced.
july 25 tf I. E. BOWEN.
In all its branches, done by
Easley, S. C.
t Give him a call amI1 satisfictioni vil
b given. both as to work anit ch irges
RICHMOND & DANVILLE
PASSE NGER DE1WPARTMNIENTI.
On after Aug. 3d, 1884, Pasenger
1i1 nService on te A. & C. Air-Line
Divkion will he as follows
.7VOT H TF.il RD.
No. 51 No. 53
D ailv. 'Daily.
Leave Atlanta. . . A 4 40 p in 8 -10 a mn
A6r. Gainesville.....657 p i 10 35 a in
" la... . . . ....7 25 p mn 11 01 a m)
1)h. GapJiunelB S 1 p in 11 30 a in
Toceoa.. .....C 8 i4 1) 1m 1204 p in
" ieneca City. .D' 9 in 1 00 P )
Central..... 1032 p m, 152 p ni
Liherty. . ... . 10 53 p m 13 p m
" E sly'.. .. ... 11 0 m 227 p) mn
Greeniville.. .. E 1142 1) in 2 47 P i
'' Spartanlbirg. .F 101 a m1i 3 56 1) n
" Gaston ia.. 3 20 at m| 554 p m
"' Chmrlot te. . . . II. 4 10 a m' 6 40 ) m)
Ek press, .Ma1 ii,
UCav7CEhltt. . .'1 45 a mn 1 00 p m
Al. Gastonia.. .. . .2 30 a m~ 1 45 p mn
"Spartan onrg. . . 4 28 a mu 3- 45 p mn
" Greenville. .. . .. 5 43 a mn 455 p mn
t"Easley's. .. . ... 6 17 a mn 526 pmi
" Liberty. .. . .... 6 34 a mn 5 42 pm
" Central.. .... .. 6 55 am 6 00 pm
" eeca City.. .. 7 32 am 6 37p m
"Tocco9. . ... ... 840 am 7 35 pm
"Rab. Gap June.| 9 34a mn 8 30 p mn
"Lula . .... i '0 09 a i 8 59 p mn
"Oainesville .....110 36a mil 9 25p m
"Atlanta... ... .. 10 Op mill 30 y m
Accommodation T1rain, (Air-Li ne Belle)
Leave A tlant a........... 15 p mi
A rrive Gainesville...........8 25 P m
Accomimodation Train, (Air-Line Belle)
L've' G ainesville............ 7 00 a mn
A rrive A tlan ta...........9 20 a mn
No. 18--Local Freight, Going South.
Leave Charlotte............ 6 00 a mn
A rrive Gainys........10 50 a mf
A rrive Spartanburg--........12 53 p) m
A (ivGreeniville..........4 15 p mn
A rrive at Kas leys ..........G 03 p mn
Arrive at Liberty ........6 45 p m1
A rr ive -Cen tral.............. 7 30 y' m
No. 17.-LocalI Freight, Going North.,
Leave Cenitral................ 4 45 a mn
Arrive at Liberty............... 5 15 a ir.
Arrive at Easleys........ 5 0 a m
Arrive Greenville...... .. 7 03 a It
Arrive Spartanburg............o 20 a m
Arrive Gaf1ney's. ..............1 03 p m
Arrive C Iarlotte................., 6 15p ti
AH freight trains on this road carry
passengers. All passenger trains run
brugh to Danvile & Richmond with
out chauge connecting at Danville with
Va. Midland, to all Eastern cities, and
at Atlanta with all lines diverglug. No.
50 leaves Richmond at 1 30 p. m, and
No. 51 arrives theic at 3 50 p mu. 52
leaves Richmond 1 28 a m. 53 arrives
there 7 00 a m. The local freights stop
at above Atations 20 to 30 minutes.
BUFFET SLEEPING CARS WITH.
On trains Nos. 50 and 51, New York
and Atianta, via'Washington and Dan
ville, and also Goldsboro and Warm
On trains Now, 52 and 53, Richmmomil
and Danville, Washington and Augus
ta, Washingtoi and New Orleans.
Returning, on No. 52 -sleeyer Greens!
boro to Richmond.
Through Tickets on sale at
Uharlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spar
tanburg and Gainesville to all points
Sonth, Southwest, North and East.
A, with N E R R to and from Athens.
B, with N E it it to and from Talb
C, with El. Air-Line, to and trom
Elberton and Bowersville.
), with Blue Ridge t it to and from
E, with c and a it it to and from
Newberry, Alston and Golumbia.
F, with A and s and s U and - it it
to and from leiedersonville. Alston &c.
G, with Chester and Lenoir R R to
and from Chester, Yorkville and Dallas
11. with N C Division and C c and A
it R to and from Greensboro, Raleigh,
&c. EDWIN BERICLEY, Supt.
M. SLAIroTER'It, Geni. Pass. Agi.
A. L. Rivis, 2d V 1P & Gen. Man'r.
South Carolina Railway Company.
C ommencing Sunday, May 11
1884, at 4 P i. Passenger rTrains
will tin as follows until furtlher notie.
"FTastern time :
TO AN) FROM CIIARTLESTON.
D)epart Columbia at 7 50 a i 5 25 p m
Due Charleston at 12 20 a mn 9 5.5
Depart (harlestoin 8 18 a tm 4 30 p in
Due at Columbia at 12 38 " 9 22 "
TO AND FROM CAMDEN.
East (D~aily except Sunday.)
Depart Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p
Diue at Camdeni at 2 25 p um 8 25
West (Daily excep~t Sunday.)
Depart Camden at 0 00 a mn 4 00 pm
Due at Columbia 1238 "' 9 22 "
TO AND FOM AUGUSTA.
Depalrt Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p ma
Due at Augusta at 1 20 p mn 8 10 a mn
Depart Auguista at 7 15 a mn
Due at Colnmbia at 12 38 p m':
malhde at Columbia with Oohlnbia and
Greenville Railroad by* traini arriving
ait 12 38 p in, and departing at 5 50p.
mn. At Columbia .Junction with Chari
lotte, CJol umbia and Augusta RailroadL~,
by same train to andl from all points on
At Charleston with Steamers fo
New York on Satuirday'; and on T[ue.
dlay and Saturday wvith Steamer for
Jacksonville and points on S6. .John's
River; also, with Charleston and Sa
vannah Railroad to amnd from Savan
nah and all points in Florida.
At Augusta wit h Georgia and Cen -
tral Railroads to and1 from all p~oints8
West and South. A t Blackylle to and
from points on B.arn well Rail roadI.
Through ticketsecan be purchased to all
points Sout~h and West by a.pplylng mt
1). MCQ UEEN, Arenit, Columbia, S.C
doH N B. 1PECK, eneral Manager.
D C AmLLENOen. Pns. and '2T'k't Agte