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VOL.1.]EASEYSOUH CROLNAF'RIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1884. NO. 52 ghe jsl*eg MJesenger. J. k. IIAOOD, Editor and Prop'r. Ente.sed t the Postojie at Eailey S. C., as & econd Class Matter. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. One year, strictl in advance...... $1.00 Six months " . RATEB OF ADVERTISING. One square (1 inch) I insertion......75c Each stibsequent insertion............40c Liberal discount on contracts or by the column, halt or qiiarter column. MalaiiIge notices free an(id solicited. Obituaries over 12 fines charged for. Correspondents, to insure at tention, -must give thir 2ull alddress. We ire not reponsible for the opin ;is of our -correspondents. All comnan1ientions for the paiper Mt1b1.e4; 60dIhee to the Editor; ulsinuess le'ttr .1-, to the Publisher of the WI! SlNGEiRI EasIC.s S. C. BILL Al1P. Rle is Visited by "Cousin John' Thrasher---A Snake Story. Cousin John Trasher came to sec .us the other day and it made us proud. For it is no small compli auent for a man like him to ride 'five miles on a dirt road in hot weather to (10 us honor and show .his regard. Ie dideit stop long, 101 he is always in a hurry, and so just before leaving he said he want c( to go dowit to the spring and dip UP a drink -of pure water. I went dowi with him and kept a little ahead. I stept down oft the log that was close by the spring, 4an1d Uncle "John stept down just be hind me, -and lie stept high and .fir, and hollered "snake." Su re -enough I had stept over the var miirnt-a big, rusty nmoecasin- and :he made for a hole in the roks and we lost him. Cousin John .d i(ent get over it foru seera l min Ites, and had to set d' wn and 'blow for he is awfully afraid of simakes. 'It is mighty hard on my wife, for snakes are her everlasting -horror. If we kill oneonl the prem ises, she always declares there is another close by, and if we kill t wo she says there must be a den of them1 and so there is no way to pacif3 and make her calm andl se 'rene. Carl is getting to be a right smart chaunk of a boy now, and hankers after a guin, and soth other day I told him we would go hunting snakes. I gave him the :small gun and I took the big one1 andl *we meant~dreed slowly alon1g the branch, and snre enough he spied thatesame big moccasin down below the spring sull~ning himself' on a plank, and I got him a rest and .cocked his gun, alkd he took a ,t.rmbing aimf andl fired and killed the beast., anld he was the proudest boy 1 think I ,ever saw.. We kill ed four on that ex~Cursionls, and( no0W he don't want to do anything ut. hant saakes and swells mynndi~( struts round with his now import anco. We killed a rattlesnake's i pilot over in the field and ten young ones came crawling out of her inouth. It is snake time now. i This hot, dusty weather makes i 'hem travel around in search of I Food, and you can see their wormy t squirmy track across the road I most ever-y day. The books say a that snakes that lay eggs are non- I veneinous, and those that give birth to their young are venemous I and that none but the latter ever'< allow their young to run in and run I out of them. But they are all thet same to me, and I let none escape t if I cau help it. Our mortal aun tipathy to snakes is to my minid one of the strongest proofs of scrip- o ture, and it is apart of my religion to "bruise his head1 wIIeneer 11 1 have a Chance. My wife, Mis. Arp, oves to go I dowil to the spiing house an1)d see I after the milk and superintend the! f chur'ning, and1 she is proud of thel I rich cream , and prouder of the but ter, aid I dout Wan [t any' of these II insidious I:cramnbultint It)reptaIes to: interfere with her peIftct serenity. r I love the bu t termni .i t he Cold blit- 1 termilk that she prepares, for Ii kiow it is IicO. She caled me dlowli to the spring house yester- j dayr to show mue how mcI nice. yellow ibutter she had nInmde at a.,,( double chrN1ig. Of course I comn plimneuted her wvith gushing and Uxorious lanigutage, and 1 whIe She I t told 110 to gO() to the house and look onl the pantry shelf' and iring her' (own tie owl of salt, wherowith to season the butte.r I went with alacrity and brought it and I then i watchedhl lier as she sprinkled it all I over and stirred it in witLh a paiddle, and in coirse of ti me she concilu ed to taste it anIId seC if it ''assadty. eiouigh, an11d I Iever will f'oet th'e lost and lamented look she gave I I as she exclaimed: "bWillhain you t br'ougi. me sugar." She sat (OwnI onl a chair andl I looked away oil. ".1 tholuht it t was the salt," said 1, "1 Fonn-d it!A' just where you told me."' ' Of11 course you (did, she said. '-I'm not blaming you ait all ; I forg'ot ther'el was a bowl of sugar there, and if~ 1' had had on my specks I could( have told the difference. Oh my ! what at pity it is to be~ old and near'- I ly blind1(. It was a bea utifulI lot of ! butter' and now it is all spoilt.i "My (dear"' saidl I, wont it dlo for' I ('ake, andl you said you was going a to make at breadi( pudding to-day t and it will be splendid for sauce.Q It is already mixed."' She never said anyvtin~g, btL .handed mie the butterl and told1 me: to set it in the spring house. I didk so and vecnt rued to remark that isi wa-s mighity nice sweet buttte&r. Well, I got the pudlding for' dinne4 taind ent about twie na much as I., vanted just to show her how goo< t was, and now everything is caln rnd serene. I expept we will hav< midding und cake every day for i veek, but I dont expect to evei nistake sugar for salt again ak ong as I live. There are som< hings, that wont bear repeating ir t family, and Mrs. Arp sometne! imlspects io of doing a little devil nent out of pure cussedness. We are preparing to go to win er quarters now. My wife ha 'alled my respectful attention to t 'ew broken window glass and f eak ill the roof and a brick oi' tw( hat are loose in the chimney back, nd she has menitoled that anoth r' ipair of' blank(ts will be needed or the grandchildren will he com nig out, and she sa that my 1lan [di shirts are getting old and di apilated ; she ahvas looks aftei ne, b!ess her heart, and I ahvav ()ok afte' IC'. ble)SS 1y heI'art, too, or shc wont ask for anything and have to talk to the girls and find ind oit what their mother needs. f she ever asked me for 1yt.hin nI her lifd I dont know it, and ] (Ckoln the retisoll is I dont givo 1r a cha-ec . She has got things n thut big (11 family trunk noi hat I have doin forgot I evei >ough1t. Winter is coniug and] ll glad of it. I () -so love thi 'h eerfu ill hazing fire in the fumil ooM i and the chib1iten !!ittimn brou nd andEM rs. Arp in -her accus. omed ('ornelr and the good. warn arpet on the floor an1d the richl fal >ine by the clo'et door to kindh he fir'e in the morning. Well there i.s power of pleasur' it this subloonairy' life it we wil ook for it. Dim, Aur. A Delicious Bit of Repartee. The f1ollowing bit of wit upon th< mrt of Nor'th CIarolin a girl come o us from the 'reenbrier Whit< 'utlphiri Sprinlgs, the falshionahlih iriginiia wateringr-plaice: Among he regular ha bitues is Col. B Wvell-preserved, hanclsome (Joh >eau of i unceritain agfe. His soci ty rcor isbrilliant. ad hu eo has r'aisedl miay hop~es, sentsoi ft er' season has e'nded and the (Col nrel has yielded his liberty to none Tis spai.ai strength is pride (o ailyi~ boasting, as he does, it e'asoni and out of season, not oni: n t he bluest South Carolina blood( mt the most direct Hiugenot de cent. During the past sumlime: here appearedt flitting about thE >rOadl pialzz and through the long Ir'awing room a brlight (lashing gir 'romn the "LanIfd of the Sky." The JoloneJ, as usua1, began tht schemi ifl monopoly' and the ambition. 'oun g belle seemed notinzg loth t< tec(ordl to hzimt the coveted p)ositiol is chief' of staff. It began to b. vhisnered about that the (Colonc I was really in earnest for once in i his life. Those who knew him best and watched him the closest k were sure that he was on the eve of victory. His gait was more martial, his manner more lofty than ever biefore, and the poor an Cestral Iluguenots Were dragged to ; the front without nercv, Unfortunately a bit of eavesdrop. ping the dim sir-lighted seclusion - of what the Colonel thought to be a d deserted corner of the piazza tohl i the story of such worfil disconfit i re that ha fled the pilce within > twenty-four hours afterwards. IlIe , had evidently proposed in his most -I)oUS 111d conidescending man ne,and had heard with amazement a quiet negative fromt the young ladvs lips. 'liut. I think-I am sure.' sai(d -. C olonel, hardly able to coitrol his indignant pride, 'you do not ur - derstand, you do not appreciate, Miss, the honor that has been con - ferred upon you, that you so light ly dlecline. I Im a lugunomt ofSouth Carolina !' ' CAh, olonel, it is you who for got,' said .M igs , with her most roguish smile. 'You do not appre ciate t le honor to which you aspi re. I nt a Lightwood Knot ot North Carol ina ! -Ilarper's Magazine. --It was a com1mercial traveler who sang 'My face iS Il o* e.' The Larges4 Stock of in toUmU. 0 URIS Ihe Best Stock of Cloth ing in town. <The most Comfortable Clo thting inl townVJ. -The IMost Stylish Clothing in town. The Cheapest blothing in townu. BA I'IMORE OL4OTHINV HOUSE, iS. WV. (Cor.-MN1ain and Washngtoni st.s., HGREENVILLE, S. C. 1e zl