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V~OL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1-881.N. 8
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The Philosopher Talks on Every I
The crops are laid by, but ther
is- no rest for thrifty farmerand i
is a blessed thing that the thrift;
farmer don't want any. A chang
of work is all the rest he wants
Some folks are constitutionallY In
z.' aI I d vork only when they ar
obliged to. and they are nctIall,
g1lad of any excuse to st op. The
like to go to mill :nI they like t
go to town, b1hut they don't like t
Vo1'k. I know a fwrr who is
"00d, clover iant and behaves him
self decentlv, but he lore(vs to t:ll
s0 well he can't wmoik. IIe wi l
talk about the weather for hl:11f a1
h1ouri' without stopping. ie cnom
to my h 11use the othe'r 'av to hor
Iow a spade and said that he wa
inl it powerfull hurry to) got ba"1ckJ
'Without thinking of" the onse
quiences I just. asked him if th
storm damage( his corn va. an<
thdat started h im. I e t ol m(1 ine mo bou
storms andhurlae fromn -Iwn
back to his hoyhood, alil how
man iung to a sapling. ai
ieveri got nary ise, but th
wind blew his breathi awav am
dIidn't g)ive% himn time)~ to driawv an
other, and so he die'd for' want C
breath, just like a cow dlies whei
she losos her' eud. I Ie couh in'
work his bellows in such a wi nd
And lie told of' another storm b)les
an old1 'ow hiead foremiiost a ga ins
:a popilar tree and1( stucok bot h he
horns ini it so (leep they coulden
pull heri out by the tail, and hao
to) saw her hor'ns off andl leave 'er
in the tree and they arie there' nowi
And so heke(pt oni uutil I told him
I had to go, for 1 was in a hurr
too. That niin has lost~ hail' hi
life talkinmg. it always scares m
to see him comning.
But thlere is p)lenty to do hi
tween laying-by the crop and gath
ering time. August is the bes
month to cnt winteo:M wood. It wil
burn freer, and even the red oak
that som6times burns black and
goes out, will burn well if eni
down in August and seasoned
- awhile. I've got the boys cutting
my winter's wood nio(w and wil
haul it up and stack it. Two o
0 the fire places want woo(l two ano]
a half feet long and the others wil
only chamber two foot sticks, so I
C have the wood cut four feet al
live feet, and then we cit in two
vas we nee(l it. Fifty cords wili
run us through a winter. Ther
there is the stove wood to get up.
and that is a careful job for I nev
er let luy wife or the girls lav
an y causeof complaint about wooc
or water in the kitchen. The woo(
m: ru1st be dry anil split up1 ine iiand
not too long. j saw 1) hiekor
and ash i ith the cross cut and af
ter plitting it, up put it away un
der shlelter, an(1 I hiiil up1) the chips
foim the woods to spi inle inl. It
is not muilich troul.e to prepare .
frugal Ineal it' everythinl ug is h:11n
e 1Y. Tl boyNs ctch tie clickens
t and. fix th m il reaIldyN . wo.nI' t
- let 1Y wo mem l k i( that. It I s
0 no0t a 's ighl jIb : t i noImbod N,
. ought to have it o (,o but nlier
. oblow, collfund '.I But I be
C lieve in indepelndence. I like to
sea family irnieperdvint and l f.
rlialit. I know fa.imiliesi Who areC
always: a ulamefor fear their cook
will quit, :n1d they don't know
where they will et~ a nothr. And
ie inl he s:Iamne fix about nurses
I o" r their h i 1 1 ;el, nursi 1.
harl work, I kno--ning aI
freItful chil ii the hirdest. work I
kno w of. i've had a l:ail inl that
1 busineI s for t hii rt v ye: ars a-n I
wouldcniit. g~o through it again f r 1
hu()s1Ce ful of goI d. Man-y 1 night
have I w11iedl theI. floor ill My log
*whit ~le grnutt wVithI ai bhr~h~
while I wa:1s( so sleepv I could a1r 1
Iy w Nl st.ra'ight. MI Ar had
(Idoe her'l sha1ire over' alnd over n]1d
Swhen she hi: trie1 alnd tried to
l uiet the little' thing,). and wsorriu.d
OXver it, andl patted it, and( nur1sed
it onl both sidles, and at last, in a
~fit of d1espera~'tion, str'aighitened uij
aild Raid. ''1It'ee WXil~iain, talk(
yourI cild1(.''1 I away underlCstoo(I
her'l, and1( took, her ad vice promiptly:
rshe ailways said "yur child'' o'm
r suidh occasions1, but whene'i('ver' I
tvenitured to punIIish 01ne of 'em sh(
looked indignant and sai I "mx
chihI." She will let meC X own 'esl
somel(timIes. I amii~ '* 1orry for ths
youn tg foldks who hiave'~ abouti twc
on handi amil ar'ejust b~eginninug t(.
s get a fair hast e of the consequtences
e of connun bPi I bliss. I MI wV oMe t hI(
other night try'ing to quiet a tittlh
t wo year-oldI and alter lont a nc
pal)tienlt eflorts, he exelaimned ir
tmortal agony1\; " Oh ,please. lHo
I sa.(It do )lens sina $ r)AmXi r. th
Lord's sake." I was sorry for him,
I was, but I couldent keep from'
laughing to save my life, and 1
wanted to exclaim; "Stand up to
the r'ack my boy, fodder or no fod
der, for its your child." There are
inventions, but nursing children
a nd raising them h as to be done in
the same old way, and happy are
they who can go through it with a.
philo opic siei Ic. It is great btus
iness of life an- cn't he (lodged,
an1d it has its comforts anl it re
wards-rewards that are sweeter
and pur-.r aii: richer than aIn, v for
they mem to man when he is o.d:
and nee.ls them. Good children
who honor amid love their parents
1'(re t reasu re ; that gohl cannot
b 1u, and they ma -chke sweet and
la(bsant the Wa y that l eadis us to
the grave. There i n) prettiVer'
sig)ht in all nature th'an an aged
coulple wNho1m live inl hairmlioly aid
have their( hil iren and grndeIil
dren) arouln4l them to give them
comi fort . Bu 1irn s nAver wr oe a tenm -
derer verse thani
"Now we m111.t ter < . w Jlm
B'(11 LalMI ill HIanI we'll go,
Ani scp togethelr at the foot.
. John Andrsnvn Joe-.
Womn 's rights and ialin riglts
ive ilothing to do with such part
IneIs. Inl fact. all human laws ar
de:I letters Ito I .I e g). They do
1nt need thin. Lanys are made
for. the hol. and4 the fraii. and the
evious, awil t lie j(ealou 1. I wasu
thinking aboult t[his the otlhier daY
in1 y)u1r ton,1u whon I pai I a friei 1
I\- vikit to a good man-- courtc
OIs gentlman-away up ill the
thirl story wherC Ie kept his in
SuN!rance ollice, S o .s to have quiet;:
aind time for- work. lit he (ani'ti
dodge the callers an(d impoirtunesl
Veven there. I nevIr vi it him 1mt
I what soimebIov comeS and([ wnt
1som2ething., for. they know that he
is generous and he is kind. There
was a -r(og-Ilinded wiomin therel
w(ho hand come all the way froil
Chicag'o with a petition For. wNonl'1ias!
rights. She talked patheticatll y
ab)Ollt woman: ii's insignificait condi-1
tioni hefore the la w. She declared(
that womuan was a nmonenity, ai
creature wvithout a soul, an incor'
porealI t hin g, a~ slave, a serf a noth
ing1, and14 she had~I pr'eparedI a billh for
the legislauture to pass for woman's
relhief and'~ prPotection. She 1 t lked
abou noentt-yso muhill that the
and said. with etmotion : ''My g0ood
womnani, t hat may all be so uip in
Chicago, but41 it is not so at my
house-by n1o meanis. My wife is
ng eaetuiire. She has all the ri ght x
she0 wants. and' I have all I want.
We ar'e a muitual protection socie'
ty. It is my~ right and happy pr'iv
ilege to k~eep my wife iin money,andl
it is hers to k&W1n me in a Ntatoe or
ally, madam, we do not need otr
law, and you muist excuse mc'.
Thte strong-Iminded woman did
not subside or wilt, but proceceded
with her philaInthropy wvithl more
vigor than ever, and her black eves
flashed as she expatiated upon 11er
own unfortunate alliance with a
pre,acher who imposed upon her
and had her put into the hinati;:
asylum. Finally the gallant col
onel hinted that his time was prec.
ious nitl said he would take her
pfalmpi)hlet and refer it to his law
yer. and if his lawyer said sign it
ie would sign it. Then she tmn
ed her attention to me andi( aske1
me1k to 'sign1 it an1d I salid f Wa,,
away from iomie and dihin't live ill
the covntry and inever signe I s'uch
pa pers -intil I got Mrs. A ip's con -
sent anid so I took a paiphliet to
look -at when she openle i gip
sack awI pulled out two books o
womtn11's rights :1n111 mrwaniteid to sell
them at $1.50 apiece. but we re
spectfull v dccli n"ed. I dident Want
to bie buvin. Ch.licago books from
,I Chiieago wolan without coisult.
ing Mrs. A rp 8bout it, forv Cic:
o is a ha1d place for Such litemra
tiure to come f'ro m1, ai(id I Was
afrail tat thIe b)ok migh0t Work
111) a divorle in my fami ily. IdI ;t,
l1. she asked us fior a dime for tihe
pamlphlets, an1d we gaive hora" dimoic
an11d a blessing, and the (01011el il.
tilated that if she would depart
those coasts she mig h t finld more
U'ongiei a! v'(ctimfs.
Vlihat acomfort. it i.i thIInt we have
no't (rot such vome1(nil down Soiti,
nloP suclI preahers to m: rry 'pm.
When I tohd liT er wedid not need
such l:w11s ill Georgia, that our
wivesi were all happy anid contentl
d 11d whoen they did n1ot have
laws enolulg11 they 1mI'le iheim :t.
home, -and whe n mn wife walnted
acinything she i s aiil -lv id, -1e it.
en1aCted" and11.1 it, was enac1ted1
st ritway andii forth wit h- Th..
wom11 an looke d a1stonisdli Id si id
"It is not. that waw where I catnm
from. '' MayIe it aint.
As slie seemw I reluet ait t( go
the b~enefien~t colonel too1k anu idea
thant shte was 1.iredl and 1sick, and1(
nieeded re freshmirent, and so) he r'ungi
aI little bell awi lQJordre at punich
for the p)hilanthrIopi(' lady ; bu she
r'espectfully d(eclined by s:ayiung.
hat she was b) no4 meanflhs old
enloughl to neced au stirimlant. She
was smari t, that womn iw as-anud as
r'easonlaly g0ood lookin aW:s a ('hi
enlg() woman enn ( be1 ). Shle would (
miake a goodl wife for Johnl den'hkinis,
w~ho said1, "I want :a wife old(
eniouigh to have senseS, and( ugly
eou1)lgh to stay at hiome. '' She is
going to take thle war pa3th any
--There is a factory inGre
are mnade of naoort.