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Come er long an'-put on de crown .
An' put on de flowin robe ;
Yer kin praise the Lawd in sicli a gown
An' laugh at de biles of Job.
I fel from grace, but now I'se back
Dun gone in do fold wid de lam'
iAn' L cuts a ca p .r wid a mighty flne
As I -ats do religious ham.
hery man orter b'Iong to de church
'Ter keep outent de way ob sin,
1For' (en1 he'll not be left in de lurch,
But will shine like a new brass pin.
y ole miarse was a mighty bad man,
An' hie nebber would sing an' pray
In whar he's gone he needs a fanl.,
For wid him its a mighty hot day.
But narstei's wife was a good old soul,
An' she prayed to de Lawd on high,
tJ'An' now she's got de crown ob gol'
And lbs ol de hicabenly pie.
so so good now dat I'll steal no mo
While I stands on de gospel boat;
jJtut ouoe in a while I'll step on (i sho!
When I sees a nice fat shoat.
-1ev. J. S. Bailcy, a Presbyterian
minister, died suddeily on Tuesday of
last week, of paralysis, at his home in
Unionville, S. C. Late the evening.be
fore, he was on the streets, conversing
freely and in apparent good health.
About 9 o'clock his family discovered
that his articulation was indistinct.
SHe retiredI in .apparently good spirits,
'but in a few moments he was dliscov
c red struggling~ in a paroxysm of par
alyss Hi fe andl youngest dlaugh
jter were thme only persons with him at
Sthe time, but their calls for help were
Asoon responded to. Hie never spoke
~after he was attacked,. and lingered
ian unconscious state until 1 o'clocl<
in the afternoon, when he died. TVhu
~he family were (deprived of a kind hmus
~~andl and( fath er*, andi( fonr chIurches o1
their beloved pastor.
-James liolcomnbe died on the 2nk
inst., near Power's Shop, Laumrem~
County, aged about 65 years. lie was
a member of the Baptist Church. IH<
vs as a most successful fa'rnmer, and bj
h<1is faithful attention to his vocatiot
~accumnulated a himd1some1 property,
~He leaves a wife and several children.
jie had the good will and respect 01
Lut. General SherId4* AWues
00inmand of The United States
WASH-1$,GTON,& ei .-h
formal transfer of the arm of e
lUnited Stel, to'th eetM.T
Sh dan, t6ol e nootr y
the headqpprters of ' ,army' In the
War Peprtment u.d)ng. Geeral
Shrts'et ordpoon in Maklhg
imIs'lf acq d d iti the bilness
of the Ac. GeeiMl Sherman nd
the memUr of hIlst'ift retide're iip
every asstance. '$bbrtly bdtore 12
o'clock the two highest ofilcers of thi
army called on the Secretat'y of War;
General hernian to take official leave
and General Sheridan to report fol.
duty. The transfer was accomplished
quietly, and without any ceremony
whatever, beyond the issuance of Ger
eral Orders from Geogral Sherman re
linquishing, and LIeutetiant-General
Sheridan assuming command. and an
nounceing his stai.. Shortly after the
transfer General Sherman and General
Sheridan held an informavl reception,
which was attended by all the otucers
of the army ot dity ill Vashington ;
also by the officers of the Second Ar
tillery statiomed at Fort Mcen ry, and
the Bureau officers of the War De part
ment. They all took olicial leave of
General Shernin, and were by him
presented to General Sheridan. .The
offieen-1 of the Second Artillery were
the only ones in ifull uniforni. There
Was 110 speech naking. Subsequently
General ShI-manlI aid General Sheri
dan, accomipanied by the Secretary of
War, made an oflicial call upon the
TIHE' PUBLIC DERT STArTEMExr.
The debtH statement isshleld to-lay
shows a reduction of the public debt
(Iuing the month of October. to be
$10,304,798. he decrease of the debt
sinice Jue 30, 1883. *39.584,470.33.
Cash in the Treasury, $364,347.-501.93
gYold certillcates, outstanding, $33,328,
90.00 ;silver certificates, outstanding,
$99,570,141.00 ; certfleate de posits, out
standing, $2,620,000.00; refunding cer
ttleates, outstanding, $325.850.00, le
gal tenders, ontstanding,;$346,651,016,
00 ; fractional currency, outstanding,
THE LAND OFFICE.
The annual report of the Commis
sMoner of tihe Land Office, published to
day. states that pre-emption flipgs are
being made or procured to be made, to
a great extent for speculative purposes.
and the Commissioner renews the re
comnmentdationi that pre-eimption), tium
ber cutting and desert land la ws be re
pealed, and that the commutation fea
ture of the homestead laws be amendb~
ed so as to require at least twvo yeamrs'
-i The first bale of cotton ever p~ick..
ed from thme tield by machhbery was
shown at thme cotton exchange in
Charleston the other (day, and attract
edl general attention. It was consider
ed as good as hand picked cotton of
the same gradle. It wais connaled
that if placedl with the others It could
Inot be dIistingumishedl from the hanitd
pikdcotton. The bale wais picked
neair uter, S. C.., by the, cotton hiar
vesting machiuie Inlvented by C. T,. Ma
son). Jr. It 1s operated by one
horse andI one iman, and( will harvest
two-and one half to three full bales per
day. The bale will be sent to the con
vention of the national cotton planters'
'association at Vlckshurg next month.
New TigmefHow Ckdeks and Wateb'
ts are To Be RevolUotim*ed.The
New Stan4ard to be General.
The big Railroad Time Conveotloh
re yYork 414, york
W ;4h I wi only .WhangtAd regu
bi4t~e. fto k24th t rdgh'60t the COMA*;
try, but will also affect the standarfl
time,9f the erqtire eoun try. The sten
dardt adopted by that Convention reg
ilate the time on this continent accord
ing to the meridiat lines West. from
Greenwich. Tiho continent is divided
Into live parts, each containing fifteen
barallels and eaci representing one
hour. The Mirst division, called tie In
ter Colonial, begins at sixty degrees
West of Greenwich and runs to seven
ty-flve degrees. It includes New
Brunswick. Nova Scotia, and part of
Canada. The next division is called
the Eastern, running from 75 to 90 de
grees. It includes' all the Eastern and
middle States an( the Soithern Coast
States down to Georgia. rthen comes
the Central division, including the ter
ritory from 90 to 105 degrees. This
takes in all the Southern States not In
Clded inl the Eastern division and
nlearly all of what are called the Wes
tern States. The Mountai division
takes in the territories nearly to Cali
fornia, aml( then com.1les the Pacille di
Vision. which exteldis to the Coast. No
matter where a city or )oint is in any
on1e of these divisions it has just the
smle thnle as every other point in the
entire (tivision. - For inlstance. New
York and Charleston have identical
time, and so have Atlanta and Chicago.
This seets a little queer at first, but It
is thought that. excellent results in the
way of regularity will soon be observed.
The divisions will be easily learned and
every body will k now that each division
represents just one hour of time.
Augrusta will be inl the Central (livisioln
whe lmhiiburg. just acros the river,
is in the Easter4. Therefore wthen it
i 12 o'clock In Augusta just over the
river it is oily I1 o'clock. There will
be three t rains arriving at Augusta out
of the Eastern division. Say they
reach the city at 12 o'clock, their coni
fiectionit will run by Central division
time and they can leave at 11:05, or
apparently nearly nit hour before the
trains they connect with arrive.
NEW HoME, NEw CxrrfzN.-Dur
ing the coinIg week Shumate. Grady
& Nichols will begin the construtetioni
of quite a handsomo residence in the
West End, ot 'Pendleton street, for W.
Brun lisont. pf Pickens County. who in
tends to temove to this city. The
builidhig will be of frame and contait
six rooms. It wvill be in the form of ai
T. The larger wing Will be 4txI6
atnd the smaller 18x20. There will al
so b~e a librtary in th~e residence.
-T wvo men01 from Asheville. N. C.
have beent living mIyster'hiusly in i
swamp in Opelousas Parih, L~a. Omi
of themi calling himself Lane, muir
dlered at man and was killed resistint
arrest. His comnpanion was cal led
Browni, anl dclimed to be his~ couisini
T1he(y ackntowledige having fledI fron
justtice ini North Carolina, and claimet
to belong to the "Rdon ag."
--Robert W. Wilson, of Pickents
was commhtittedI to jail yesterdayI on
charge of obtaining goods unider fa ist
pr'etences. It is charIged1 that lhe miort
gtage.d a horse belonging to a relative
repr'esenting the animal to be his
Greenville aly News. 4th~ Inst.
-TJMe Abbevile Press andapner,
in oW ring suggestions for the ap
proaching session of the Legislature,
"Sotith Carollna being a free trade
State it will now be in order for the
fiegsiature, o repeal the. ugeonp4itp
1ri acth cfAayittlnvsted
in cotton .factories Is exempt from tax.
Fi'ee trade has nothing to do *iti'tie
question. The protective tariff levies a
tax on all imports for the purpose of
keeping them out and giving home
manufactures a monopoly. . It is in
tended to protect hiome industries
from the competition. of for'eigners
and to force, the public to. biy home
imade goods at higher prices thanthe
foreign goods can be bought for, It
robs the people by compelling them to
pay more than they ought to pay for
things necessary for their comfortable
The tax exemption encourages.
home mantifacturis by decreasing the
cost of their production. It leaves the
markcut open, but enables the cotton
man ufacturer at home to make and
sell his goods at less cost than he could
do if he pald full taxes, the public re
ceiving the benefit of the reduction.
The exemption of the mills does not rob
the taxpayer as the mills are newly
created values which had no previous
existence aid have heretofore paid
nothing. It benetits the taxpayer be
cause it encourages the building of fac
tories, which, at the expiration of a
short time, become taxable, adding
large sums to the taxable values and
relleving all other property of much of
its share of the burden of supporting
the government and paying the debt.
-A CIncus BAnY.-A negro wo.
nian from Due West visited Sells' cir
ens at Abbeville. Aftet witnessing
the perforlmances for some time she re
tired to a neighboring house and gave
birth to a boy. Dr. Cary was called in.
Mother and child done well, and the
baby will be named Sells.
-rTe directors of the different Nar
row G(uage railroads from Rutherford
ton, N. C., to Georgetown, S. C., hav
postooned action Oi the proposal to
consolidate them all under ia Boston
I) Union coniity on Monday, Uniouk
atid Goshen Townships voted sub
scriptions to the Union, Gaffney City
aid Rutherfordton Railroad, at
Dravton 'Townishiip voted almost tinan
inmously against it.
--U. B. White's, the~ defaulting
T'reasurer of Newherry County, har
bheeni senit to jail for a year, i dlefaulti
of $ I,000) tine.
-A colored woman gave birth to ai
hiheli while ift a wagon going to New
berry to attend court last week.
- . + .
-A cloth wrunig out from coldl wt
ter pntt aLbont the tneck at night is
good( for the so:'e throat.
-Tw'~o million tons of tobacco are
atiallill co(ttslinledl b.y the binnmalt
--1nioni Connty has only 700 delin
<pait taix payers (of 4,900, thei dlelint
<pitnts bin~g p~rintcipally pols.
shatbhy oldl CoUt mar~' en in ai a it lor.