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[From Or Regular Correspondent.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, D. C, A ug. 16.
In view of the repeated denial on
the subject the friends of Lieut.
Kislingbury here were much shock
ed this afternoon on learning that
when his coffin was opened at Ro
chester it was found that there was
no flesh on his bones. It is not
well understood why there has
been so much concealment in this
matter. Commander Schley and
Admiral Nichols first denied that
Henry had been shot. The official
report of Lieut. Greely showed
that they did not know what they
were talking about. It turns out
that there were only two people
who knew about the shooting of
Henry from Lieut. Greeley, Secre
tary Chandler and Gen. Hazen.
Gen. Hazen wanted to tell Sec'y
Lincoln about it,'but was unable
to see him, and he feared to send
him a telegram on the subje It. Be
ing in ignorance in the matter,
8ee'y Lincoln and Gen. Hancock
now find themselves in the awk
ward and unmilitary position of
having attended the funeral of a
soldier who been executed by order
of a court-martial, a thing that is
in violation of all military etiquete.
Lient. Greeley desired that the
shooting of Henry should not be
made public and Sec'y Chandler
and Gen Hazen would have obliged
him in this direction had it not
been necessary, in view of the fact
having leaked out through other
sources, to publish the official re
port of the occurence. It is now
thought it would have been better
if all the facts, terrible as they
were, had been given out in the
first instance instead of endeavor
ing to conceal them.
"There are two subjects'' said a
friend of mine, who is a patent
lawyer, "that has absorbed more
brain tissue from the heads of in
ventive genuises than would be
necessary to outweigh all the gold
that has been, in consequence, put
into their pockets. The first of
these is the coupling of railroad
cars. Over two-hundred patents a
year are issued for these hitching
devices. Why so comparatively
unimportant a matter shonld re
ceive so much attention on the part
of invention is more than I can ex
plain. Trhe other great lives of
patented inventions is more sensi
bly though possibly not much
more productive of rewards for ge
nius, for it relates to aids for com
fortable sleeping. Go to anty in
(dustrial fair and you will see num
erous novelties in bedstead*, all
intended to conduce to the luxury
exhibits, however, is very small
compared with the patented arti
cles that get so far from the hands
of the inventors as to reach the
The new pension office building
is progressing slowly and when
completed will be one of the larg
est structures in the country. It
is built of brick, with terra cotta
trimmings containing representa
tion of military life. While the
pension office is often regarded as
hostile to the interests of the sol
dier, the committee on pensions of
both the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives have been excee'ling
ly friendly. Senator Mitchell,
chairman of the Senate committee,
has been known to strongly ree
ommend a pension, as being just
and proper, which has been disal
lowed by the pension officials. So
also in the House commitice, Mr.
Patton, of Penn., a denocrat, has
been heard to say, that he would
sooner see the Government suffer,
than feel that a deserving soldier
should go unrewarded. It is a rare
exception that Congress does not
grant a pension when recommend
ed by the committees.
A number of bank presidents
througout the country have writ
ten to the Postmaster-General ask
ing him to exclude "Thompson's
Bank-note and Commercial Repor
ter" from the mails. In referring
to these letters to-day, Assistant
Attorney-General Freeman said,
'The Bank-note and Commercial
Reporter'' is a black-mailing sheet
published at New York. The plan
is to send the paper to all leading
banks, and after a time a bill for
$5 is sent to the bank. Upon the
refusal of the bank to pay the bill,
a letter is sent threatening to at
tack its credit unless the bill is
-Rev. Sam Jones, of Georgia,
has been preaching in Corinth,
Miss., for a week. There has nev
er been known in the historp of
the city such a revival. He preach
es three times each day in the
courthouse--no church in the city
will begin to hold the people. At
each service the courthouse is
packed with people. 'There has
been to date near one hundred con
versions, among them the speaker
of the house of representatives, of
Mississippi, and the whole town is
moved. There are in attendance
each day p~eople from fifty to two
bundred mniles.--Hartwell Sun.
--A Baltimore swell went to a
fancy dress ball as a donkey, and
his friends say it is the first time
he ever failed to make an ass of
--Although your doctor may
say you owe your life to him, he
will not take it in settlement of his
Mar ble and Granite
Greenville, S. C.
May 23 ly
H AVING been recently overhauled,
are now in first rate order. Per
sons coming from a (istance ivill get.
their grindming done at night.. They will
tind a house to stay in and stalls for
their horses. Give is a trlial.
All persons wishingtheirGINS filed
by the O'NEIL SAW FILING
MA CHINE, can have it done at
Esley, by Mr. Marion Day, or if you
will notify me at Briggs Postoffice, S.
C., I will send a man to your Gin and
do the work. It is better than all oth
er MAchinese. Twy it and be convinced.
jinly 25 tf R. E. BOWEN.
In all its branches, done by
Eaqley, S. C.
Give him a call and satisfaction wi I
be given. both as to work and eharges
RICHMOND & DANVILLE
On after Ang. 3(1, 1884, Passenger
T'rain service on the A. & C. Air-Line
Division will he as follows :
AOR T H fRW .
,0N. 51I No. 5'd
i Daily. Daily.
Leave Atlat. . . A 4 4) P in 8 40 a mn
Ar. Gainesville.... 657pim 1035am
Y"ba.. .. ...7 25 p in 11 01 a im
Rab.GapJuncB 8 12 pm i11 30a m
" Toccoa. ... ... C 8 4 p m 12 04 p in
Seneca City ..D 9.59 p m 100 p m
"Central ........ 10 32 p in 152 p in
'Liberty ........ 10 53 p m 2 13p i
" Easley's... .... 11 10p m 2 27 p m
"Greenville. .. .E 11 42p in 2 47 p n
'Spartanburg. . F 1 01 a m 3 56 p in
" Gastonia.( . 320 a mn 554 pu
"Charlotte. . . . H 4 10 ai m 6 40 p m
ILv Chilttc 145a 100~i i)p~~
At. Gastontia.. .. . .2 30 a nm 1 45 p m
"Spartanhurg. ..428 anm' 345 pm
"Greenville.. .. . 543 am I4 55p m
" Easley's.. .. .. . 617 a mj 526 pm
" Liberty. .. .. .. . 634 am 5 42 pm
" Central. .. .. .. . 655 am' 6 (0pm
"SencaCity.... 732am' 637p m
"Tocco . .. .. .. . 840 a m 7 35 pm
" Rab. Gap.June.l 934 a m 8 30p m
" Lula. .. .. .. .. 10 09 am 8 59p m
" Gainesville. .. . .10 36 a mn 9 25 p mn
Accoinmnodation Train, (Air-Line Belle)
Leave Atlanta..................... 6 15 p an
Arrive Gainesville...........8 25 p mn
Accommodation Train, (Air-Line Belle
L've G.ainesville.............. 7 00 a m
Arrive Atlanta.................. 9 20 a mn
No. 18--Local Freight, Going South.
Leave Charlotte.................. 6 00) a an
A rr ive Gaffney's................10 50 a an
Arrive Spartanburg-.........12 53 p an
Arrive Glreenville............... 4 15 p mn
Arrive at Easleys. ................. 03 p mn
Arrive at Liberty. ................ 6 45 p m
Arrive Central .................. 7 30 p mn
No. 17.-Local Freight, Going North.
Arrive at Liberty............. 5 15 a rr,
Ariive at Easleys............... 5 60 a I
Airive Greenville....... .,. 7 '08 a i.
Arrive Spartanburg............10 20 a-m
Arrive Gaffney's................ 1 03 p m
Arrive Charlotte..........,....... 6 15p M,
All fregiht. trains on this road carry
passengers. All paQsenger trains run
hrough to Danville & Richmond with
out change connecting at Danville with
Va. Midland, to all Eastern elties, and
at Atlata with all lines diverging. No.
50 leaves Richmond at 1 30 p. m azid
No. 51 arrives there at 3 50 p m. 52
leaves Richmond 1 28 a m. 53 arrives
there 7 00 a i. The local frCights'stop
at above stations 20 to 30 minutes.
BUFFET SLEEPING CARR WITH
On trains Nos. 50 and 51, New York
and Atlhnta, via Washington and Dan
Ville, and also Goldsboro and Warmn
On trains Nos, 52 and 53, Richmotd
and Danville, Washington and Augns
ta, Washington and New Orleans.
Returning, on No. 52-sleeyer Greens
b6io to Richmoid.
Through Tickets on sale at
Charlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spar
tanburg and oainesville to all points
Sonth, Southwest-, North and East.
A, with N ER R to and from Athens.
., with N E n R to and from Taliw
C, with El. Air-Line, to and troin
Elberton and Bowtrsville.
D, with Blue Ridge R x to and from
E, with c and G R R to and from
Newberry, Alston and Colunbia.
'F, with A 1111d s anhd S U and c it R
to and from Hendersonville,Alston &c.
G, with Chester and Lenoir R R to
and from chester, Yorkyille and Dalhas
11, with N c Division and C c and A
R R to and from oreensboro, ialeigh,
&c. EDWIN BIRKILEY, Supt.
M. SLAUGHTER, Gen. Pass. Agt.
A. L. RIvEs, 2d V P & Gen. Man'r,
South Carolina Railway Company.
C ommeneing Sunday, May 11,
1884, at 4 p m. Passenger Trains
will i ui as follows until furtier notice,
"Eastern time :"
TO AND FROM CHARLESTON.
)epart Columbia at 7 50 a in 5 25) p In
Due Charleston at 12 20 a in 9 55 "
Depart Charleston 8 18 a in 4 30 p in
Due at Columbia at 12 38 " 9 22 "
To AND FROM CAMDEN.
East (Daily except Sunday.)
De part Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p m~
Due at Camden at 2 25 p mn 8 25 "
West (Daily except Sunday.)
Depart Camden at 9 00 a m 4 00 p~ m
Due at Columbia 12 38 " 9 22 "
TO AND FOM AUGUSTA.
Depart Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p mn
Due at Augusta1 at 1 20 p m 8 10 a mn
Depart Augusta at 7 15 a m
Due at Columbia at 12 38 p m"
made at Columbia with Columbia and
Greenville Railroad by train arrivhig
at 12 38 p m, and departing at 6 S0p.
m. At Columnbia Junction with Char
lotte, Col umnbia and Augusta Railroad,
by same train to and from all poiiats on
At Charleston with Steamers fo
New York on Saturday; and on Tues
day anid Saturday with Steamer for
Jacksonville and points on S6. John'u
River; also, with Charleston and Sa
van~nah Railroad to and from Savan
nah and all points in Florida.
At Augusta with Georgia and Cen.
tral Railroads to and from all points
West andl South. A t Blackville to and
from points on Barnwell Railroad.
Through ticketsecan be purchased to all
points South and West by applying to
D. McQUEEN, Agent, Columbia, S.C.
JOHN B. PEoJ. General Maia