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VOL. 1.] EASLEY, SOUTH CAROLINA FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1884. 0
the fJsej Messentger.
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The Cherokee Philosopher Enter
ts his Friends.
I was pccling4 some'1 11i0C soft.
peaches for divner just to save
Mrs. Arp the troubLe, and got anI)
ti pproving silue, when suddently
8he caie up behind me3 and s-aid,
"William are your hands right
clean,I held them utp for her to
L)ok as I remarked, if th .-y were'
not at first I reckon they are now.!
it seems to me that some folks got!
more parItiCUlat aIout Suc(h thinrigs
as they grow older, anI it takes
mortd water and soap and jwhite
wash and sweeping and souring
than it used to. Maybe tWfe appe
tite is not so good, an-A the specta1-!
eles magnify tooiiclh. I used to
could knock the ashes out of my
pipe on the.- piaza floor and get al
little dirt fjon my shos on the:
banisters and leave some (irty wa
ter in the pan at the back door,
but I am gradually quitting these
things for the sake of being e.h1n
and serene in m3 declining yea rs.
Cleanliness is a good thing I knows
and the scriptures say it is next to
godliness, and if so I know some
good women who are mighty nigh"
sjanctified alreadly. But somieh ow
I like a little clean dirt scatteredl
around just to enjoy the conltraust
when we (10 clean uip. I dIon' t
t hink a man cain enjoy a clean shirt
until he gets one dirty. When I
showed Mrs, Arp my hingers that~
'the pecChes had made so clean it
reminded me~ of the venerable Judge'
IIillyer, the old patriarch, whom 1
use to venerate wheni I .was a boy,~
for' he was handsome and eloquent,
and( used language with such pre-,
c1.ilin and( accent. lIe was alway s
looking into the reason of' things
the ivhy and thte wherefore and if:
lhe saw anything strange he stop)
ped and perused and eniquired un
til he got to thc bottoni of it. The
Iirst time he ever' went to New
York, Howe1l Cohh was his COmn
ianion, and Howell had a hard
time in gettibg the Judge along,
ror he wanted to see everything
and know everything. "Now How
ell,' said he "just stop right here
and tell me what that is, and what
is it for." Howell do you suppose
that all these people have got
iressing business that hurries
them along so fastr" "If owell
have you any idea what that store
of Stuart's cost?" Cobb was hur
rying him along a back street when
the jLlige stopped, looking over a
winiow screuei into a room, saw
the heads and shoulders of twc
men goIng up anti down with a
Curious motion. Ihis Curiosity was
excited and1 says h, "Ilowell what
are those men doig?:'?' "Oh I know
Junius. Come along," said IHow.
ell, "We will never got to th' ho
tel if we keep stopping to exarmine
e veryth you see.' "But How
el, I want you look at thoseb men.
They are engaiged in something
very pec -.iar, and cons3cientiousy,.
I wDould like to know what it is.'
Iiowe'll peeped through an open
ing in the serene and said, "Why,
Junius they are treading ul) dough
in a troutgi, they -are making ba
kera bre:ld. Dnli't you see?"
Th" Judge was amaze'd. I1E
looked earne'-. y at them :s they
trampd the dough with their barv,
leg3 and feet, and with great em.
lhAis. said slowly and distincilly,
"Howell, do You s up)1ose thelir feet
ar(e clean?'' "I havent a dotbt 01
it Ihillyer," Said Cobb. "I knoi
they are clean by this time." And
he hurried hiim along.
Cobb sai'l afterwardi that the
Ju(ge was very fond of bakeri
hread. bIut he nOtice I t hat he did
not eat any m)re of it in New
lBui t folkg gA tirod. of eatig th
samei kind of' vittles every day andi
in the same room and keeping of1
the same lis and kicking th(
same o:l cat from muer the table,
and so the otlier day I took a no
tion to chiange the programme
Mrs. Arp told Ine many a time that
she had never ea t any, barbecued~
meat siuee she was .a childl, and~
she thought then that it was thi
best wmt shen ever cat. And so I
got an old fashioned elarkey wh
said, "Y~es, b)oS, I used to barb2
cue meat for ol nmrsterg aIwaI
when Mr. Polk ruin agin Mr. Clay
and old mnarster' and all of us~ ni g
gers was for Mr. Clay, and we us
ed to give barbec'ues and have e
powerful time just, alfore de le'ction
I cleaned uip the groundI and
trimme l the trees in a beauti'u
little sycamfor'e grove dlown by th4
branch(', and 1 had a little pit'dug
and~ we sacrificed a fat I lmb and:
fat pig andl~ hung them up ove
might, ando we hauled a load o
bark and stovrewoori an.l the ol.
darkey had a big bed ot coals by
daylight, atd had the meat on and
after breakfast we huilt a table
and sonn plank seats antd put up
a swing for the childreA and swung
the hammock, toted down somne
chairs and put e verything in shape
for the compaty. Of course I in
vited Mrs A. first and foremost,and
the kindred and friends who are
our welcome guests. The gils fix
up the vinegar and pepper and
butter to baste the meat with while
it was cooking. and they made an
old fashioned Brunswick stew, and
I roasted a lot of green corn in the
shuck under the hot ashes at one
end of the pit, and while every
thin;( Was in a weaving way about
12 o'clock I blowed the horn for
company and about a socre of
them came down and were delight
ed with the prospect and the place.
Everthing seemed happy, e)special
ly the children. and Mrs.- Arp or
ganized herself a toastino com
mittee of onei and in due time she
pronounced it very good and ready
for business. GAllant gentlemen
carved the odlerous carcasses and
prepj)ereI it for diatribution. The
stew was declared spiondid. I no
ticed the married wonen all flavor:
ed it with the hot Qatoni sauce
and it alwayi seened strange to
me how soon after marriage a wo
man begins to love onions. The
meats came on in due time and cv
erybod:ly got a sweet and juicy rib.
The ribs are th beest part of, any,
and I reckon that is why a woman
is so swet, for she was mnada of
ribs while a man wai nide of dirt.
After this course was over the girls
surprised us all with lemon p)ies
and cakes and frozen sherbert and
after that we all rested and played
earls, and had music and song on
the hanjo and the men toll some
big yarns which the young ladies
believed and the old ones dident.
Can't fool a married woman long
with yarns. One of our party told
about hunting (leer up in the Cho
butta mountains, and he rode up.a
cliff so stee) that when he got most
to the top he pulled the top burrs
of a pine tree a hundred feet high
that grew at ihe base of the moun
tain. Another one told about kill.
iing 19 wild turkeys at one shoot
away out in the Indian nation
wheres he said they broke down
Athe trees, andl there were fifteen
- thousand killed on one~ creek in
the month of IDecemnber. Those
sort of yarns are catching atnd oneQ
calls for another, and so I was just
about to wade in when I noticed
that Mrs. Arp wais perusing me
Iand I modestly refrained, and post
'ponied my adventures, to a more
cIonvenient season. It is not pru
dent for an old man to tell the he
roic exploit of his youth if' his wife
r lived, in the same settlement and
I knows his raising. and so I ne,.r
brag much when she is *bout.
Well, we had a splendid after
noon, and wound it up with melons
from the spring, and then adjourned
to the house feeling all the better for
this episode in our daily life.
--She was a remarkably sens!..
ble young lady who made a request
of her friends that after her de
cease she should not be buried by
the side of a brook, where babbling
lovers would wake her from her
from her dreams, nor in a grand
cemetery where isi-ht-soeis con
ing over epitaphs, might distract
her, but be laid away under the
couuter of a store of some merchatil
who did not advertise in the news
papers. There, he said, was to
bc Cound peace passing all, under
standing,a depth of quiet slurnber
on which the sound of neither the
buoyant foot of youth nor t1h
weary shuffile of old aewouldf
"NOTHINGN SUCCEEDS LIKE SUC.
Energy, Experence and Hard Caish
Win Once More,
The Graunl Snecess of The Setsoui
AE C .L
S. WV. Cor. Manin and Washaington sts.,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
M. W ABEN 1ORD, Manager, a
S. aItAlMAN. Prop'.
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