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(From O'ir Regular Correspondent.
OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 16.
In view of the repeated denial on
the subject the friends of Lient.
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,
See'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.
Lieut: 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
boen 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.
"Trhere are two subjects'' said a
friend of mine, who is a patent
lawyer, "that have 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, The other great lives of
patented inventions is more sensi
bly3 though possibly not much
more prodluctive of rewards for ge
ius, for it relates to aids for com
fortable sleeping. Go to any in
dlustrial 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 sl
dier, the committee on pensions of
both the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives have been exeeiing
ly friendly. Senator Mit chell.
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 democrat, 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 heen 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 people from fity to two
hundred miles.--Hartwell Sun.
-A Baltimore swell went to a
fancy dress ball as a donkey, and
bis 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
Marble and Granite
GreenvWe, S. C.
May 23 ly
H AV ING been recently overhauled,
are now in first rate order. Per
sons coming from a distance will get.
their grinding done at night. They will
tilnd a house to stay in and stalls for
their horses. Give us a trial.
All persons wishing their GINS filed
by the O'NEIL SAW FILING
MACHINE, can have It done at
Esley, by Mr. Maron 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 Machines. Try It and be convinced.
inly 25 tf I. E. BOWEN.
In all its branches, done by
Eagley, S. C.
Give him a call an(l satisfaction wil
be given. both as to work and eharges
RICHMOND & DANVILLE
On after Ang. 3(1, 1884, Passenger
I'rain service on the A. & C. Air-Line
Division will he as follows :
AOR TH WA RD.
No. 51 No. 53
Leave Atlanta. . . A 4 40 p in 8 40 a n
Ar. Gainesville.. .. 6 57 p mn 10 35 a m
ula.... ..... 7 25 p in 11 01 a m
Rab.GapJuneiB 8 12 p m 11 30a m
"IToccoa.......C1 8 A4 p in112 04 p in
"b Seneca City ..D 959 p m 100 p m
" Central........ 1032 p m 152 p im
" Liierty........ 10 53 p m 213p in
"Easley's. .. . ... 1110p m 227 p m
Greenville.. E11 42 p in 247 p m
"Spartanburg. F 101 a mi 3 66 p in
" Gastonia... 3 20 a mn 554 pm
" Charlotte...H 4 10 a m 6 40 pm
SO UTH WAR.D.
Leave Charltte 1 45 am i 00pm
At. Gastonia.. . ... 230 a m 1 45 pm
"Spairtanburg. .. 4 28 aim 3 45pm
"Greenville. .... 5 43 anm 4 55pm
" Easey's.. . .... 617 am 526 pmn
" Liberty. .. . .... 634 am 5 42 pm
" Central.. ... ... 655 amt 6 40pm
" Seneca City. 732 a m 6 37p m
"Toccoa. .. . . . . .S84Oam 7 35 pm
" Rab. Gap.June.I 9 34a m 8 30p m
" Lula. .. .. .. . .10O9 a m 8 59p m
" Gainesville.1...10 36 a mn 9 25 p mi
" Atlanta....... 100pm 11l30p mn
Accomm iodation Train, (Air-Line Belle)
Leave Atlanta..................... 6 15 p mn
Arrive Gainesville...0.........8 25 p mn
Accommodation Train, (Air-Line Belle
L've Gainesville............... 7 00 a m
Arrive Atlata.................. 9 20 a mn
No. 18--Local Freight, Going South.
Leave Charlotte.................. 6 00 a mn
A rrive Gaff'ney's............10 50 a mn
Arrive Spartanburg--........12 53 p mn
Arrive Greenville............... 4 15 p mn
Arrive at Easleys. ................6 03 p mn
Arrive at Liberty ................ 6t45p m
Arrive Central.................. 7 30 p mn
No. 17.--Local Freight, Going North.
Arrive at iberty........ 15 a IL
Arrive at Easleys........... 5 60 a mn
Ai rive Greenville...... .,. 7 03 a ir.
Arrive Spartanburg...........10 20 a in
Arrive Gaffney's. ............... 1 03 p m
Arrive Charlotte.................. 6 15p M,
All freight trains on this road carry
passengers. All phAsenger trains run
brough to Danville & Richmond with
out change connecting at Danville with
Va. Midland, to- all Eastern eities, and
at Atlanta with all lines diverging. No.
50 leaves Richmond at 1 30 p. n. and
No. 51 arrives theie at 3 50 p m. 52
leaves fichmondl 28 a m. 53 arrives
there 7 00 a im. The local freights stop
at above stations 20 to 30 minutes.
BUFFET SLEEPING CARS WITH
On trains Nos. 50 and 51, New York
and Atlanta, via Washington and Dan
ville, and also Goldsboro and Warta)
Oin trains Nos, 52 and 53, Richmoild
and Danville, Washington and Augus
ta,. Washington and- New Orleans.
Returning, on No. 52-sleever Greens
boro to ichinond.
Throigh Tickets on sale at
Charlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spar
tanburg and wainesville to all points
Son th, Southwest, North and East.'
A, with N E R R to and from Athens.
., with N E R R to and from Talu
C, with El. Air-Line, to and troin
Elberton an( Bowersville.
D, with Blue Ridge R n to and from
E, with c and G R R to aud from
Newberry, Alston and Columbia.
V, with A and s and s u and C R R
to and from HendersonvilleAlston &c.
G, with Chester and Lenoir R R to
and from chester, Yorkville and Dallas
11, with N C Division and C C and A
R R to and from oreensboro, Raleigh,
&C. EDWIN BERKLEY, Supt.
M. SLAUGHTER, Gen. Pass. Agt.
A. L. RIvES, 2d V P & Gen. Man'r.
South Carolina Railway Company.
Comniicing Sunday, May 11,
1884, at 4 p m. Passenger 'rains
will i tin as follows until furtier notice,
"Eastern time :"
TO AND) FROM CHARLESTON.
EAST (DA ILY.)
Depart 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 im
Due at Columbia at 12 38 4 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 "
WVest (Daily except Sunday.)
Depart Camden at 9 00 a mn 4 00p mn
Due at Columbia 1238 " 9 22 "
TO AND FOM AUGUSTA.
Depart Columbia at 7 50 a mn 5 25 p rn
Due at Augusta1at 1 20 pmi 810 ami
Depart Augusta at 7 15 a m
Due at Columbia at 12 38 p m'
made at Columbia with Golumbia and
Greenville Railroad by train arriving
at 12 38 p mn, and departing at 5 50p.
mn. At Columbia Junction with Char
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad,
by same train to and from all points on
At Charleston with Steamers fo
New York on Saturday; and on Tuies
day andl Saturday with Steamer for
Jacksonville and points 01) Stb. John'm
River; also, with Charleston and Sa
van nah Railroad to and from Savan
nah and all points in Florida.
At Angusta with Georgia and Cen -
tral Railroads to and from all points
West andl Smuth. A t Blackville to and
from point~s on Barnwell Railroad.
Tihrough ticketsecan be pnrchased to all
points South and West by applying to
D. MCQ UEEN, Agent, Columbiag S.C.
JOHN B. Psman neral Manaa