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f From Our Regular Correspondent.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 1884.
Tlier, has been a very great an(
noticeable change here within f
few years, and it may be dud t<
the increase of business represen
tation here or to the demands thal
business makes. This change i.
in the use of alcoholic liquors. .A
striking illustration of it was to b<
noticed during the canvass for th<
Speakership. Not a single glasf
of liquor was set out by any of th<
candidates. I did not see a singl<
member of Congress under the in
fluence of liquor during that can
vass, nor have I since. rhe bar
keepers and the hotel proprietors
say that the decrease in bar-tip
plinrg is so great as seriously t(
curtail receipts. The three lead
ing candidates for Speaker used
to use stimulant sometimes to ex.
cess. Two of them are now total
a:bstaiuers and have been for soin
yeai's, while the third only use.
wine in a modeiate quanity at his
I can count a dozen Senatoi
who used to tipple who have not
drank a drop in two years, and
there is not a Senator, with per
haps an exceptioll of two, who is
not pruldent and most ternperat(
in the use of liquor. Nearly all of
them (10 not touch anythIing except
a light wine at dinner. It is so in
lthe I honlse. It is so witi imost of
I he )11l)lWi meni. There has grown
up a sentiment that a man is a
fool who uIses liquor*i-milmoderately1
and that he is better of withoit
any of it. In the social entertain
ments Iere, also, less and less w ine
is used, an:1 the number of guests
who r'efuise it is constantly increas
In thje old (days a mani used to
Ii re up withl riumi before lie started
o'1 ini a speeeb, and~ polities and~
rumn used to mix wvell. But nowa
days men~f who ulsed to dlisdainl hu1s
ineCss ar'e liningi enjoymnenit in it,~
and they seem to have learned
t hat it reqiuires a cool hlead1, and
that there is far' more enjoyment
in devaeloping su ccessfully an erp
I erprise than there is in getting
drunk or in pickling in whiskey.
D)uring Ben Butler's recent vis
it to this city several unsuccessful
eflforts were mfadle to ascertain th<
nature of) the business thait called
him to the capitol, and also get art
expression from him as to the po
l itical situation. HeI remnained
here nearly a week, and &thougla
his mfovements were shadoiwed and
his peol'nal friends4 were question
ed,' Wen the crafty Ben left his
stond housie on Capitol Hill and re
tnrned to New York, te obj.+ ~
his trip to Washington was still a
mystery except to a select few. A
large land-owner in Virginia and
West Virginia, while in this city a
few days ago, spins the following
yarn about Butler. Said he: "Ben
Butler is investing extensively in
land in our section of the county.
He purchases in his own name and
also in the name of other ,Paries,
generally English capitalists. A
short time ago I received a letter
from Gen. Butler stating that he
would be in Washington at a cer
tain time, and requested me to call
at his house on Capitol Hill to con
suilt about sonic land he is to plir
chase from me. When I arr'ived
at his house the servant infloned
me that thGC General was not at
home, but she said it in such a
manner that I knew better. I told
the girl I was there at the iequest
lof the Genleral, and assured her
ithat I was not a newspapei man.
She finally admitted that the Gen0
eral was at the time engage-1 witi
another (rentleinan in the library.
I was then inviled to take a seat
il the parlor. I CouldIl hardly hel p
hearing portiois ot the conversa
tion that. was goilg. on il thle iext
room. I do not know who was with
the Genieral, but whoever he was,
he was tr'ying to drive Some kin(l
,of* a political bargainC01. I distinet.
l heard the st.ra nger )rmllise tha t
,the General ShouI(l have the Gov.
erniorship of iMtlssnehusett ie
vould come out openly and.sup 1)ort
-(I could not licar wlletherI he
said Blaine or Cleveland). The
General positively declitned this
pr'opositionl. It was next p)roposed
that the Geeral(e1 should have a
cahinet position. Au r.
-TI'he "Fr iederic ksb~urg Stand)
lard'' sayvs: John Russell, colored.
;was enae in plowin n) fear lu
Springs, (on Saturmday, and hiad to
set fire to the stubblde so it woulId
burnm off. While the fire wa~s burn
~ing near the bank of Ihnzel run, he
says it occurred to him that he
ogtto unhitch his horse and
shelter himself behindl a tree near'
by from somel dlanger' he knew not
of at the time. This thought so
Iimpressed1 itself upon him that lie
d(idl unhitch and~ took a standl near
the tree. ie had beenf there but a
few minutes when a loud explosion
took plae, followed b~y another and
another in rapid succession until
the eleventh one had taken place.
John says he was terribly fright
ened, andl for some time pieces of
Ishells and b'alls,cetc., fell all around
him. It is sup'posed that a pile of
shells was left there during the
war and had never been found and
when this lire reached them they
-Mrs. Sarah Rockwell, of Mill-'
edgeville, was frightened to death
by awind storm on Monday of laat
Stradley & Baxr,
GREENVILLE, S. C.
20 yards Bleaching for - $1 00
20 yards Shirtintg for - - 1 00
13 yards Sheeting for. - - 1 00
10 yardrs Cottonades for . 1 00
1G yards Jeans for - - 1 00
12 yards best Drilling for - 1 00
20 yards good Calico for - 1 01)
20 yards Plaid Dress Goods for 1 00
9 yards Worsted dress goods for 1 00
7 yards black Cashm!ere for -1 00
7 yards Brocaded Worsted for 1 00
12 yards White LawNI for - 1 00
16 yards White Pique for - 1 0
20 yards Checked Nainsook for 1 0.
10 Linen landkerchiefs for - 1 00
24 Cout.on for - 1 00
12 pair Half Iose for - - 1 00
12 pair Ladies Hose for - - 1 00
4 yards iHome-made Jeans for 1 00
8 yards Dress LIinie for - 1 (10
12 yards best Checks for - 1 00
TIT E E EST 50 ciN-rs
C o r- e t
A (oOD 1t-INFORCED
FOR GO CENTS.
We make a Specially of
ard1 ean show the best value froim 14
(.nts to 1 .2.) to be found inl Grven
Prompt and polite attention to all.
STJRAD LEY & BARR.
May 23 Gms.
BACOT'S LIV ER PILLS.
FBIH isto cer tify' that I7 hiave !riven
L the LIVIER IPLL (Maiufnte
inro by es1r. '.T BAiCOT & CO.,1
GreenIville, S. C..) a fair tial, and call
uneiaigy Say th1,11 they, are- supe(
rior to any pill I have ever useId.
R EV. D. WESTON IIIOTT.
EaIey, S. C.. July 22, 1884.
Tle above pills are Sold by all Drr
giist s, amid NMerchants Oenerlly.W and
canl also be foundI( at the. Postoice at
Eaisley, S. C., where yolu c~an be sup
plitfi by A. MJ. Folger, P. MI.
july 25 3m
NIX & HOWARWD
AND) GET YOUR1
Rock Bottom Prices.4
AN[D at the same time and place,
you can find a choice variety of
T UR NIP S EED,
f resh from the Market, and as cheap
as the cheapest. We will be glad to
sell you the Salt and Turnip) seed.
july 25 At
6a week at home, *5,00 out
(it free.Pay absolutely sure
o iisk aptalnot r'equired. R eader
i1f yout want business at whieh person*
of dithet' sex, young or old, can make
great pay itll the time they work, with
absolute certainty,write for particulars
to I1. HIALLETT & Co.. Port Iar, Me.
Smal L ot
CH3IEA1P FOR -
HUDGENS & HUDGENS.,
Easley, S. (.
F. A. WALTER, PROPRIETOR.,
Cor. Main and Wa.hington Sts.,
GR EE NTVTLLjJ. S. C.
FFERS to the public, one of the
)cst selected'. purest and freshest
Ick of 1nigr, Mlines, Paints,Oils,
)ye Stuffs, Toilet articles, Patent
ned~icines, the best brands oIf Segars
und T1obacco, Notions, etc., etc., to be
ountd in the State. Also, full line of
harden, Flower and field,
uarnted feshandgenuine, adi
act everything usually kept in a thrst
~lass Drug Store. His
s In full blast, and well supplied with
Wvery conceiv.able kind of flavoring
syruips, Cream, etc., and served in the
>eSt style ini the City.
Polite and attentive clerks, with a
nil and select stock of Goods is our
reading Inducements for patrons.
When you come to Greenville don't
'all to call on me, and I guarantee sat
sfaction. My stock is too large to unI
lertake to enumerate all the articles.
F. A. WALTER.
May 23 tf
J. G. DLAVK,
Corner Main and Broad Streets,
GREENVILLE, S. C.'
G ENUINE Wmn. Roo-ers~ Cutlery,
Se fKnives and IIorks $8.50.
)enlerlI assortmen~t of good Jewelry
warefully selected. Best family
a speelalty, and at close figures.
Repairing wattches and, Jnwelry