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[Froim O1r' Regular Corresponde nt.]
OUR WASHINGTON LErER.
WASHINGTON; D. C.,
July 12th, 1884.
Congress did not forget that
there are pleasures which combine
with business, and which may be
had at the Government's expense.
In this it carried out a Congres
sional tradition, the tenets of
which have been always strictly
observed. The House was unusu
ally economic in this respect. It
only authorized one committee to
sit during the recess The Senate
was more than usually generous to
junketing. It gave facilities to
more than eight committees to have
a glood time without any outlay of
The Senate in fact beat the Con
gressional record. There may he
something of a practical outcome
from these pleasure parties, but it
is very doubtful. The ('contrary is
the almost universal history of
such little schemes. But they (10
one thing at least. They give em
ployment to a number of men who,
in the capacity of alleged work as
cleriks, will ot he a burden upon
communities in their idlleness.
First in importance of the num
(rous tours provi(dd for at, the ex
plense of tihe (Goverimeit is that of
the Committee on Tlr'ransportation
Routes to the Seaboard. 'ha t com
mittee is anthorized to appoint a
su b-committee to act as a commit
tee of the whole, to sit at any place
within the United States at alny
1im.1fe (1durting the recess Of CongrsCAS.
'lhe 'Committee on Indian affairs
is likewise iuiven permission to go
anvwhere at any tiimc aid to Spend
as much of the good 1ere of . nele
Sam as it wishes in inquiring into
tle condition of the Several tribes
and bands of LIdians in the Indmnla
T1erritory. A trip acr(oss thle con
inent wi thouit a complet1e4 runi
through the (CalifIorniia Vatlleys
wvould he no trip) at all. Thenu the
(1limahte andc the scenes(' iln ('ali forn ia
are deliciouis--about October, or
juLst after thle elc Ctionis, if youi
Thei Senate (Committee on Fish
(ies also observed the b)eautieos of
extending its pr op)osed trip dunirig
recess to California. They have
fine fish and choice fruit t here, aniid
native wine andl other little et cet
eras besideC the scenery. A ft er this
eornunittee had been authorized to
look after the fish interests anrd to
see if a ny of the finny tribe had
gotten away, it hiad ani addli tional
resol utioni adlopted diirIe(tinug t hat
flie investigation inchlude thle fish
groingiI streams of the P.acific
( 'oast and tihe hays and armuis of the
sea and lakes. W\hat a dlelectable
think of it ! Modlestly readls the
resotutioni dIirect inrg the Comm iittee
on Publie Lands to have a goodl
time dur1IingO recess ando to take
enough cash out of' the Treasury to
bear expenses. The committee is
instructed to ihrestigate the entire
subjet ofthe transfer of the lan(
grant from the railroad company
known as the Backbone Railroad
Company, to the New Orleans Pa
Cific Railroad Company, to send
for persons and papers, and sit in
the recess of the Senate ' at the
most convenient place for such in
Before adjournment Mr. Allison
made a statement in regard to ap
propriations. le said those of this
year exceeded by $22,000,000
those of last year. This was what
was comprised only in the fourteen
regular appropriation bills.
In addition to this there was a
River and Harbor bill aggregating
ulwards of $13,000,000, when
there was none last year.
Thle tobacco debate, the World's
Exposition and the District of' ('ol
unibia absorbed an increase of
about $9,000.000. Pensions only
took ahout $22,000,000 this year
against upward of' $80,000,000 last
year. There was- excess last
year, so that the aggregate this
year was about the same as last.
The Postotlice-bill was increase(d
3,0,000 over* last vear, and theI
Naval did not materially differ in
aniount from last year. The Army
bill was $200,000 less thani the last
one ; the Legislative an increase of
''9 72,000 ; the Siundy Civil red ne
ed to $1 ,600,000.
S-ricei.:N I)oVN IN .: I PULPI.
Iev. .Joh A. lroadus, prsi -
den t: vt the Sout hIernI l)tist 'he
()logt(, I SeI 1 y1 IN. at. IL )ilM Ile,
Ky., Aii we(ll-knowni 1y all the
BIaptist ofsmith ('arolinahas beenl
preacinmg' inl the Wa:Ishington Av
i'nu~e llptlit ( 'hu reb ini Brooklyni,
N. Y., since May 1. While pre'cih
ing0' o1 Suday lorinilg la st Ihe
ain., ted inl ite pllpit, creatill.
uqlite 1 s;enlsationl. Th'le l1irooklyn
the ieidleit s:iv l)r'. Brolros
hIdf beeni sufftering from in malarina
and vertio), :n( Ii i phvsicial had
ad'Ivised hiim not to preach), as it
wouhll be too much(1 of a st raini on
unle:l( t he attempi t. WhXIen in t he
iddihle (of t he sermnot, lhe said:
''Myv friendis, 1 fear i' shaill be uin
abile".--at t his innuent he put hiis
ha 1n(s to his face, staggered1,
ch itched at thIe Blible, rested
chir i. In hiis fall lbe lled'( the
hi rge lible a fter him and:ii it fell
wit h a 'rnash t~o the floor. At oncve
the (onlgregatio aro: i(se s oneC lper
son, anad a numbiner of the gentle
mienl hastened t) the platformn t)
rende Ir whtatetver' a ssist.anice they
coul. It was thought that I-.
Broadulls hadt 1:( hwit at tack of
he (art dIi sease. A fler lie 1hwi( heenQ
remtovedi to thle schiool-roomi, and1(
re'stot)I3ives' . gi, lhe was takeni in
at carri'uage to( his brothler-in-law's
residen'ice oni West Fo'rt y-niniit h
sire'(et, New~ York . ( )ni Mondlay
l)r'. 1Broadu ths was r'ecoverm g rap)
dynam:111ite ini thle oil 'outrtIy ihe
othier dlay, and( for 2 hundred rodis
in e very ' directionii there wasn't any
thing' left but11 the unide
WVe ilJ Sell Out Our!
E1"itire Stock of
NEW YORK COST,
in orderCI to (Cha'nge
Partn1 lers hip.
This is no HUMBUf (G
at posit'iie fact. CJall
(ad b~3 convrinced.
W. LZ HAGOOD & Co.
Citizens of Easley, S. C.
AVE YOU HIEARiD
of that Cheap
Dry Goods HoUSe
GRI? EV 1 xI lL, . C ?
IF N'O T, Tl H lIS NI 0
tice- is to let you know
Where you can save money.
BIelieve one word of the re
port, but grive them i (all
and sece for yourselves.
20 yds. best Shirtinig for $1.
20( yds. good Lawnm for $1.
10 (ydsl. Drzess God for $1.
AI other Goods as Cheap
FOR TIE NEXT FORTY DAYS
ROI1.4J-N~SON & WYNAlT
R( A N S)\r, s. C.,p
Will sell iat the LOWEST r
the remainder of their Fall
and Winter stock of goods,
IIr 1A ware, ( roceries,
-u1(1 Grocers I )rugs, ini ortler ti nutke
room1. for t heir
S PR ING10 STCK.
We keep c~otatly1 on iuid a full
linei of ch oice Grories. T[obacco, &e.
G ive' us a call aml we will be surle
to se1l to yon if l ow p)rices are desired'( .
un1 18-l 2m
EASLEY, S. C.
CDOM E ONE, COME AL L
A )rihyur Ihouses in e'legran-t
.L..style forfthe Stunnner wvith a nc
li ne of Bed steads, Mat tresses, Bu
reatus, TFables, Standos, Chaiirs, Rockers.
&c , e. A general assortmuent
Af L~and~scape( chrOllos in 22x30 inch
rintes, chiord, &e., all ready for han ig.
ing on the walls. Also, on handI, a line
A cabiniet, pr)Iomen~iade, panlel and. card
ize photograph)1 frames, al l in atrtistic
tyle. Always on hiand a full line of
lBurial Itobes for each sex, all qfualities
uni( prices. Readly at all hours to wait
11)on customers. Coflinis trinmned ini
miy style, and wvhen so deCsired, will be
Xirimed anid shlipped to aniy point on
Itailrioad free of ex tra ch arge.
TIhankinig you for past favors, and
solicitin~g youri fuirther( patron~age, I ami
A. M. RUJNION.