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49-Publisbed every Wednesday at 82 a year in adrauce. Wednesday, April 4, 1888. Three Political Points. Oar State Democratic Execution Committee will meet In Columbia on Friday evening of next week, April 6th. We hope they will call the State Convention to meet in Columbia, as usual?instead of in the up-country. That is point number one. And. inasmuch as it Is pretty clear to our mind that the present Slato administration will b? renominated in a body?and wo have no oujetuoii, whuuui. ?u t'uiuu go, juuh v. Sheppard for Governor?wo hope the State Convention will be extremely careful about rendering a second Convention necessary. If tb? present State administration is to be renominated, let us. if it be by any means possible, avoid the folly of incurring the trouble and expense of a second Convention. That is point number two. And earnestly do we hope that the State Convention will not In any way moot the nomination of our State officers by primary election. Circumstances alter cases treinenpously In this world. The primary is the best plan for county nominations, but for State officers It would surely lead to delay, expense, trouble, confusion and disappointment that would weigh very heavily upon our people at large. That Is point number three.?Edgefield Chronicle. The Press and Banner dissents from each and every one of the points made by the Chronicle. Let us hold the Convention in Greenville?Jost for this once at least. Columbia has had it for a long time. w e oojeci; 10 uie tonveiuiQii reuumin?<.ins the old ticket, as a matter of course. The politicians, and not the people, are at the trouble and expense ot going to Conventions. To at. tend a State Convention Is an honor to any citizen. Then why should the people cut ofl their chances to confer honors upon aspiring young men, or why deprive older men the privilege of giving renewed evidence of their patriotism and wisdom? The third and last point is not well taken. The State ticket could be voted for in primary on the day that the county officers are voted for. No expense or trouble need be incurred to get the fullest and best expression of the people. A State canvass would do the people '' good, and it would be well for those who seek office to go out among the people. They need not assume such superiority as to refuse to go among the people. i utj primary usuwuii 10 iuo uui; n uv " ?j to choose oar officers. It Is the only Democratic plan. His Twenty-First Anniversary. Our venerable and beloved friend and contemporary, Rev. Sldl H. Browne, editor ol the Christian Neighbor, celebrates this week his twenty-first anniversary as editor of the only Peace paper that oomes to the Frees and Banner office. He has labored long and faithfully for peace on earth, and good-will between all men, and the world is better for hie having lived in it. A devout follower of our Great Exemplar, the Prince of Peace, he receives on earth the well dene of his fellow inen and when he goes hence he will receive a crown of exceeding great glory. m 1 ' Is It promotive of the cause of chrlstlanty for a christian to speak disparagingly of other religious denominations than the one to ha mav belone? If our Saviour were present to-day on earth, is It to be presumed that he would ignore and treat with contempt any of His humble followers? If his faithful servant* should differ in non-essentials, would our blessed and Lord and Master, glvea crown to those of one denomination, while withholding any recognition at all from other?, thought they be equally as devout, equally as faithful, and fnlly as loving as thoeo who may have resolved that they are better than other men ? If each and every human belug may not have an Interest In our Saviour, and If he died to save only a select few, then he died to very little purpose. If the blessed Word is good for the heathen ; if it is our duty to send to them the Scriptures, then is it not well for us to practice at least sufficient charity to allow our neighbors to share in the love of Him who first loved us? The annual meeting of the stockholders or tn? weorgia, Carolina ana xxonuern iuinway, will take place in Athens to-morrow. Director L. W. Perrin will represent Abbeville in that meeting. Our people are anxiously looking forward to that meeting, as of importance. The work on that road has so far progressed with marked deliberation, and it ! hoped that immediately after this meeting that work will begin all along the line. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES. Handbook to the Great Truths of RevelatlonN. Mr. W. D. Payne of Richmond, Va, is at the New Hotel, and is the agent here for "Hitchcock's New and Complete Analysis of the Bible." The work is a large octavo volume of about 1,300 pages, and contains, of course, all that there 1b in the ordinary Bible, together with Cruden's Revised Concordance. The work has been earnestly commended by the most eminent scholars of an denominations, ana 11 has been very happily described as the Bible of the Working Christian. It is pre-eminently the Bible of the business man, the man of moderate scholarship and of more moderate leisure. The reader may turn with a wonderful and unerring rapidity to any subject that may be refered to in the Scriptures. Speaking of the book a careful critic said, "It Is the hardest blow that infidelity has received from human hands, because it familiarizes the Christians of the world with the topical truths and equips them for the intelligent defence of the Holy Book, which infidelity assails." It takes only a glance at Hitchcock's great work to show that It is, perhaps, the mostudmlrablo publication that has been offered for sale within the past twenty-five years. The Cumberland Gap. Edacfield Chronicle. Our young friend and townsman, Mr. William Covar, Jr., who Is working on the trestle atCroft'B Mill, brings us tho latest Cumberland-Gap news. The Road between Aiken and Croft's Mill is fully graded save the tilling up of a few sinks. The trestle at Croft's Mill, across Shaw's Creek, is nearly finished. It Is about 300 feet long, and 8 feet high. Another trestle is in process of erection at Pace's Branch. 8 or 9 miles further this way. And thereabouts a squad of laborers are working upon the Boad b?d. Contractor Potts is looking for his first Invoice of iron this week. A large car load of Iron material?pins, bolts, Ac.?has already arrived at Trenton for him ?8,000 lbs. The heavy rains or the last two or three days will of course lmpedo the work. All of the line of the Carolina, Knoxville and WesUrn Railroad from here to Knoxville has been put out to contract. Mr. Codwise has taken for grading the section between Hotel de Gower to Jenning's mill, a distance of ten miles, which embraces three tunnels. He purposes to have the line ready for the steel rails by fall. The grading near Mr. J. P. Goodwin' continues.?Greenville Entwpriae and Mounlianeer. For a dress suit, for a business suit, and for any other kind of a suit call on P. Rosenberg A Co. For anything in the gents furnishing good line. Call on P. Rosenberg ?fc Co. me inuicb BDUUIU CUIl aiiu CAauiiKV XMU stock of ginghams, seersuckers, dress goods, eta P. Roseuberg & Co. A large line of white lawns and India llnons. P. Rosenberg & Co. P. Rosenberg & Co.. sells the celebrated Chas. Hrlser baud made shoe, the best iu the world. Call and get a pair of Chas. lleiser hand made shoes. P. Rosenberg & Co. Celluloid collars and cuffs, at P. Rosenberg & Co. All style* celluloid collars and cutis at P. Rosenberg <fe Co. Light color derby hats. Call and get one. P. Rosengberg &. Co. There is nothing nicer for summer than a nice plaited bosom shirt. Call and be supplied. P. Rosenberg & Co. For a nice spring suit call on P. Rosenburg 4c Co. Spring olothing! Spring clothing! j P. Rosenberg & Co. Seersucker coats and vests! Seersucker coats and vests!! P. Rosenberg <? Co. Cotton flannel coats and vests, something new for young men. P. Rosenberg & Co. Neck-wear! neck-wear!! the pretlest line] Jn town. t>. Rosenberg & Co. J; ' i . p?; W. H. GILLESPIE & CO.'S STEAM RENOVA- j TOR IS WITH US. Ailvuiitnirew ami Importance of linv lni; Frntbcrs Kcnovatcri. The receut improvements in FeatherRenovating, like other inventions, is clue to ttie ever-existing and long-nestlected necessity of a pei feet machine for cleaning, purifying j and enlivening the unwholesome fiat her bed j which Is ofteu the fruitful sourco of many j diseases. \V. II. (iillospic & Co., who have re.1 cently located here, have the latest improved ' machine for renovating foathcrs, the best, fac- j ilities for doing the work, and the most competent workmen employed in that business We guarantee perfect satisfaction inrenovaf ' ingall kir.ds of feathers, both old and new, j also doing good work quickly and neatly. There are no chemicals used in the operation, it being purely a steaming proccss that the ll'iUliria ?IC IMIUJVUICW IU, UVIIVU <v ivmi vo (lav feathers perfectly clean, dry, lively, airy nnd healthy, in which condition they will lust for years. The steam used In the process destroys the germs of any disease that may be lodged in the beds, either from sickness, perspiration j or respiration which, if left in the beds, will be absorbed into the system, It Is tho only means of removing loads of grease, blood, animal matter and tho disagreeable smell arising from from all new feathets. It Insures perfect protection against moths and other animalcules which are the fruits of unclcanilncss. Let this subject be generally under, stood and the services of the renovator will be considered as indispensable in cleansing 1 your feathers ot this unsuspected cause of di*I ease. Housekeeper, con cult your own interests. Let us have your orders and wc will call and get your feathers and return them free from al 1 Impurities besides increased In bulk from one-tlilrd to one-lourth. Gentlemanly agents will call to see you with samples before and after cleaning, and will explain the work as It is conducted. The bods will be welched before taken from the house and also after wo return them. \V. H. Gn.LK.srtE. medical tbstimoxiai-s Frankmx.'Tenn., April 1st 1&S7. TO THE PUBLIC.?The process ol renovating feathers by steam is an acknowledged fact to a success. It cleans out all the dil-t; destroys all the feather moths, which are so common and destructive to them. It also removes all odors aud makes the feathers quite lively, clean and soft. Every bed that has been long in use, especially if it has been used by a sick person, should be submitted to this process. Sew feathers especially should bo subjected to this process, as it removes all animal matter from them and is a preventive of disease. We not only recommend the renovating process to the public generally; but also recommend and introduce to them W. H. Glt-rLESl'IE & CO., as reliable and responsible men. \V. M.TURNER, M. D., J. P. HANNER, M. I), W. M. GENTRY, M. 1)., I). CLIFF E, M, D., DAN GERMAN, M, D., J. L. SHY, M, D., J. J. HOUSE, M.D., President of the Board of Health and Health Officer. All About Lowndmllle. Lowsdesville, S. C.t April 2,18SS. Capt. W.Ci. Johnson was quite sick lor a day or two last week. There was a landslide near here on our railroad last Wednesday, produced by the excesslve rains at that time. Mr. P. B. Allen, one of Anderson county's most successful farmers, visited his mother and other relatives in this community last week. Turnbull, of Greenwood, has been here for several days renovating und dyeing clothing. He gives satisfaction. Mr. John Ferguson, who lives within three miles of Abbeville Court House,came here on last Monday and bought a stove and fixtures at our Stove and Tin House. Capt. J. E. Brownlee and family were In town on Friday on a trading expedition. Owing to the very bad weather up to Friday morning trade was very dull here. Fridaj and Saturday were all that could be desired. Our cotton market is wellnigh closed for tl>e season, only two bales having been 6old .-ino< my last. Some of our streams almost reached high water mark last week. There was no particular damage done to any of our bridges. Rev. H. C. Smart, of Troy, was to have occupied the pulpit iu the Baptist church last Sunday night, but was prevented by the rain. Messrs. Ham Webb and Turner Moss,of Anderson Court House, came down to Mrs. II. 11. Harper's last Wednesday and spent a day or two. Mr. Clarence Harper and Miss Mattie Harper went to Capt. J. E. Brownlee's on Saturday on a visit. Tlim-o were ouitca number of errata In my last, made by the printer. I particularly regret only one, where the name of one of our nicest young ladies was printed without the usual prefix, Miss. Mr. Jas. M. Baker and his wife went to Augusta on last Friday. Mr. Uaker returnee! on Saturday, leaving Mrs. ilaker there to visit friends and kinsfolk. Mr. L. A. Harper, of Rowman, Georgia, who was spending a few days with Mrs. Harper and family, worshipped with the Methodists on yesterday. Rev. \V. s. Martin on yesterday preached quite an interesting and instructive sermon to a large and attentive congregation from the latter part of the 31st verse, 21st chapter ol Mathew, "Verily I say unto you that publicans and harlots go into the kingdom of God before you." Yesterday was all that tho most confirmed dry-weatber Christians could have asked. The progress of the times in one direction has been followed by a corresponding degeneracy in another. The time was when people considered it their duty to give at least one-seventh of their time to the service of their Master, but now too many merely "put In the time'' on Sunday?they are very dellcale?too much afraid of the weather, and make that day one of rest. Rev. R. C. Ligon occupied the pulpit in the Presbyterian church on yesterday, and gave his hearers quite an interesting discourse. The planters are still a good way from being ready to plant. They will be uuusually late In this section. Without an "accident" we can promise ourselves a good old fashioned pot pie, as there is still some fruit left. From now till "garden trucK" comes in, mo food ladles will grumble because of having ' nothing to eat." TROUPE. Bkiekwood, S. C., April 2, ISS8. The incessant rains of the past week have interfered with country work generally. Some of our neighbors Invested in Texas ponies at the auction last Tuesday. These animals fully sustain Texas' reputation forwildness. A negro child was burucd to death on Mr. T. J. Davis' place a few days ago. Same old tale "left shut up in house." Why is it that the present arrangement ahont paying school teachers is kept up ? Is it done in the interest of speculation? or are the teachers in the puhllcschoois so worthless that tliey are not worth the small pittance of twenty dollars a month cash, and therefore must teach 011 time? Many tax payers to whom I have talked have expressed them selves as willing to pay two years school tax at one payment In order that the business might be straightened. Why should it not bo done? Not from a selfish motive, but in the interest of those whose regular vocation is teaching, I ask, why? The second Quarterly Conference of the Greenwood Circuit met at Asbury chapel Saturday, March 31st, Rev. A. J.Cauthen, Presiding Klder, presiding. The spiritual and financial exhibit for the quarter was creditablc. ueipgiucs eiecieu 10 mc uisirici uouiuiunue wore: J. W. Scott, It. W. Major, H. K. Fit Hit, V. K. Hlnton ami G. \V. Davis. Alternates: J. D. Fooshe, G. \V. Kampey, J. K. Bullock. The preaching was edifying. Congregation good. Owing to au unfortunate similarity ol names, we tiad the pleasure of reading some body else's love letter a tew days a?o. My! how wo did wish wc had somebody to write us that sort of thing. Ho sweet, so? but then we are not going to give the j oung gent away. In politics our motto is Tariff Reform. In drugs, lowest prices and purest goods. Best Patent Medicines, purest Drugs for Prescription work, Paints, Oils, &e. Garden Seeds, School Books, and all specialties of the drug trade. J. 15. Franks, Lowndesville, S. C. March 29,1SSS, 12m. The celebrated "W. L. Douglas S3 Shoe," also a full liue of his other advertised goods may be found at White Hrothers,agents. 3-7tf A nobby lfno of straw hats. Call and get one. P. Rosenber & Co. j Plaited bosom shirts laundried and uniauuI dried. P. Rosenberg & Co. i Plaitod bosom shirts! plaited bosom shirts The latest styles. P. Rosenberg & Co. A large and well selected stock of gents half hose. P. Rosenberg Co. The largest stock of boys clothing ever brought to this market which will be sold cheap. P. Rosenberg <tc Co. German worsted suits hico for young men. | P. Rosenberg & Co. Don't fail to examine our stock of clothing | and gents furnishing goods. P. Rosenberg & Co. Straw hats! straw hats!! Don't fail to get one from P. Rosenberg it Co. Highest price paid for school or county claims in merchandise or cash. R. M. Ilacldon & Co. H??Wa?iJ?SB ---?J v cca SUPPRESSING AN EYIL. AN EFFICIENT, HONEST AND CAPABLE OFFICER IS ABLY DEFENDED. A Clear Interpretation of the Law? 1 Abbeville's W orlliy Son, .1. Alllu'iis Johnson, Write* nil Interesting Letter in Which tlic Action of the Comptroller of the Treasury is Fully Sustained. Thkasitky DF.i'ahtmbxt, ftllst (tontiuim.Kit's okkick. Washington, I). c.f March 20, i.sss. Editor Orccnvillc Few*: A bill has been introduced in the House to exempt the claims of witnesses and jurors from the provisions of Sec 3177 It. S?in oilier words, to stamp upon such claims the quality of negotiability. For this liill to become a law would make bad matters worse. That there is at present an evil needing eor u-hn wpfillic court ri'Ulltlli IIU uuv: Mill .. calenders In sonic parts of the country loaded down with business and no money for jurors and witnesses. The cry on so many mouths that the fault is with "the Appropriations Com mil tee does not, to my mind, address itself to the trruvatnen of the offense. The principal cause of th? trouble lies In the unbounded freedom which I*. S. Commissioners, and those interested with them in the fee-business, have of pi oceedlntr in internal-Revenue and I'uhlic-Timber-Trespass Cases without any r?*gard to the wishes or desires of either the internal-Kevenue or l'ublic-Lands-Department of tin- Goverment, the officers of which might well he trusted with a controlling power to determine 11lie matter of prosecuting: violations of the laws pertainihg to their respective branches of the service. As it is at present, hundreds and hundreds of cases arc instituted by Commissioners over the protest of the IntermitKcvcnne officers of the Government and despite their representations that no interest of the Government will he subserved by the prosecutions; and the officers of. the Interior Department (General Land office) confess and deplore the same niter helplessness on their part to regulate or control prosecutions for alleged trespasses on public timber lands. Whatever supervision, or revisory power the First Comptroller nmy have ever the accounts of the Commissioners themselves in these matters, and this in many instances can amount to but lit tie more than a reprehension of abuses which he is powerless 10 prevent' he certainly has none over their taxation of witness fees; for the law expressly provides in Sec. Sl(? H.'S. that a marshal's accounts for payment to jurors and witneses shall not. be revised in such a way as to hold the marshal responsible for an erroneous taxation of such lees by I lie Court or Commissioner. Legalize the traffic in these Ices by making the certificates which evidence them negoti able, 01* transferable, aim you win nuvu uiv active workers in the fee-making business extended so as to embrace not merely Commissioners, deputy marshals, profesfonal witness, kc? ?Sc., but every broker or dealer in such claims who may possibly see a couitnis ?ion to himself In every such certilicate that is Issued. What Is needed is not. the conferring of nosotiability upon such claims, but the curtailment of the power of Commissioners to entertain eases wtthout proper regard to those branches of the Ciovernn^nt whose interests are most marly concerned thereby. With the amendmenl of the law that is here suggested, an amendment, that would he fatal I confess to two-thirds of the frivolous "internalrevenue*' and "public limber trespass" cases wnich are instituted in many parts of the country at an en. rmous expense to the Government, the present appropriations for the judiciary would be found ample, and more than ample, to meet all demands upon them : and niarchals would never be without money to pay all proper expenses of the courts. You will perceive, therefore, that T am not one of those who Join in the "hue and cry" that is raised about the Appropriations Committee as though the whole fault were there. I'erhaps if all the committees did theirduty as well and faithfully as the appropriations committee we would not have so many evils to complain of. That committee, however, very much like the First Comptroller, Is made the scanc-eoat for a multitude of sins. Do not understand me to suggest that tlio Appropriations Committee should fail to make the necessary provision for the proper enforcement of the laws. It is abuses of the law which I speak of, abuses not sufficiently guarded ayallist at present, but which, if remedied, would cause many of the present troubles, now laid at the door of the Appropriations Committee, to cease. Nor will you understand me as predicating the statements above made to be trueof every i 'oinmissioner or fee-officer. A large part of the <'nmmis>loners in every part of the country are conspicuous in their failure to avail themselves of the fcc-niakinz business; but persons of this kind are very soon "cut" by those who have a much stronger zeal in the matter: and thus the business is attended to by those who haven juster appreciation of the injuries which the Government sustains at the hands of violators of the internal-revenue and public-timber laws. So far as the motive underlying the bill herein referred to is the desire to afford relief to those who hnvo unwittingly paid money for the claims of jurors and witnesses prior to this :lme, this otfice, I am sure, is in licarty aceord it. Theollico would welcome any proper means of escape for those who are liable to suffer tor their past nets. But speking for myself, and not- for the office, I think the clan proposed m the above bill to be too comprehensive, and for the reasons above indicated. Very respectfully, J. ALTUUUS JOHNSON. M iiHTfl ^ WITWPSSES ATjn .TTTRORS. Marshals .May Xol Pay Tliem to Assljfiieos?Tlie First Coin pi roller Eiiforciiisr tlic Law as It Is. Treasury Department, flksr C'OM1*TR<>IjI<lilt's Okficb, Washington, 1?. C. March i!7. To the Editor of The. Greenville yews: The recent determination of this oflicc to see that money appropriated lor Jurors and witnesses shall be paid to the parlies entitled 10 it under the law lias provoked very harsh criticism In some places, possibly by persons who think tlicy have rights which will be .itleoted thereby. While 1 neither attempt to i keep track of ail that Is said about the action | of the Comptroller's oflice, nor assume to vin- j dicale it when criticised, still I have fell an interest in the communis in Souili Carolina concern in;; the above matter, anil would be I sorry to see the Comptroller's oflice misjudged j In the matter. Choscs-in-action have never been assignable I "xcept. by virtue of a statute; and the Culled | states has distinctly said in a statute (Act oi l Feb. 'Jii, ISM, now Sec. :?I77 It. S i that 110 claim I or chosc-in-action, against itself, or interest in orconcerning the same, shall In anywise be iransicrreu or u?i^uuu. i im miihhi; n.in > lieen elaborately considered several times by the Supreme'..'ourt of tin; I'nited States. In I the caste of (.ill lis, to I'. S., the court says;| 'No language could lie broader or more emphatic than those enactments. The words embrace every claim against the United! States, however arising, of whatever nature it may l>e and wherever and whenever presented. "The statute strikes down and denies any effect to powers of attorneys, orders, transfers and assignments, which before were good in equity, and which a debtor was bound to regard when brought to his notice. "We discover nothing in reason, nothing in the mischief the act was plunly intended to remedy, and uotlilng in the language employed tending to warrant the admission of any exceptions from the comprehensive provision made; nothing that can Justify our holding that, when Congress said nil transfers or assignments, partial or entire, absolute fir conditional, of claims against the I'hitcd Slates? shall be null and void, they meant they should be in operation only when presented to the accounting officers of the Treasury, hut effective when presented everywhere else." In Spoflbrd V. Kirk, 'J~ I". S? the court says: "The statute embraces alike legal and eqult j able assignments. It includes powers of auoi ney*, omers or ouu-r iuiiininiio i>>i n? celvlng payment of any such < !;<i rn, or any parlor share thereof. It (strikes at every, derivativeInterest,in whatever form acquired, and incapacitates every claimant upon the government from creating an interest in tiie claim in any other than himself." Comptroller Durham lias made no new ruling in this matter; he has anuouneed no principle of law that was not announced long ago by his predecessors and confirmed I time and auulu by the Supremo Court of the l*nited States, and that has not been constantly and easily applied in the operation<| of this ofliec. Whenever a person claiming i to bo a purchaser or assignee of the lees of] jurors or witnesses has presented iiis claim at I the Treasiury, he has been invariably nolill- I I ed by the First Comptroller that he had no rights tin tier the law. if the predecessors of Judge Durham, in tlie multitude of their duties, did not persist in going behind the re-1 turns of a marshal in his accounts for t he pay- i meat of Jurors or witnesses, it was because they assumed that the marshal had done every thing properly ami In accordance with the law, as represented on the face of his accounts. lint when marshals have been so non-observant of the law as to permit a traf UC IU liUCII I'llllins IU grun ii[> t-aitsmn |'uimu: scandals to arise, grand juries, i i some iu-j stances, going Into court, ami making formal! presentment of tfia manner In which the claims of Jurors ami witnessrt. are being sliav- j ed, it is certainly high time lor marshals to he i admonished of their duty in the matter. This ollicc has simply determined 10 subject the accounts of marshals to an examination searching enough to discover whether tiu-y arc disbursing public funds In tiie manner in which their accounts represent, that is to say, in the manner authorized by law*. ] The First Comptroller is not responsible for j the non-asslgnabillty of claims against the. government; nor can ho uniiertaUo to make inoperative a law ol the United States, lie is . not invested with a discretion to approve- the' purchase of a claim at a discount of ft per cent, any more than at a discount of 50 per cent. He is not responsible for the insufficiency of appropriations; nor is lie responsible I for t lie holding of the courts when there is no money with which to run them. 15ut some of the critics of this office in the above matter seein to forget all this in tlie first ardor of their feelings. The first Comptroller, sustaining the relation that he does to the Treasury will never esca er criticism. Indeed, I may say that part of the daily bread of this office are the inutterings ! and maledictions of dissatisfied or aggrieved ; claimants and their friends, who are frequent; ly disposed to charge up to the first Comptroller the failings and shortcomings of every | other officer of the government, and, someit imes. even of the law itself, this being the office where ultimate action is taken. But if the Comptroller will adhere closely to the law, then all criticism of him, no matter In what terms expressed, will belittle else than a criticism of the law lLself which ills his duty t<? see enforced. | The only way in which a disbursing officer I can always lie sure that he is observing the the assignment of a claim against the United Slates is for lilni to pay the claimant by money In hand, or else by the proper draft drawn to the order of the claimant. Indeed, the law provides that it shall be the duty of the marshal as a disbursing oflleer "to deposit anypublic money intrusted to him for disbursement with the Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, or a national depository, aud to draw for the same only as it m y be required for payments to be made by him in pursuance of law, and draw for same only in favor of the persons to whom payment Is made." etc. Sf-c. 8G20 It. S. as amended by act of Feb. 27,18'ff, The drafts may of course bodelivered to the claimants In person, forwarded to them by mail, or transmitted in any other proper way. This trafllc in the claims of jurors and witnesses prosecuted in some instances by persons who seem to have constituted themselves adjuncts of the Court for the purpose, is not merely illegal; it is positively vicious In character and should he cut up root and branch. Very respectfully, J. ALTHEUS JOHNSON. LETTER FROM REV. JOSEPH H. WHEELEB. All Alloetioneto icomoiiiiiraiioo Ilretliren Midi IT. Itrovrn. Iff. P. .M0117.011, and A. M. S>hi|>|>---An oI<l Pastor's Greeting and llenedic* (Ion to tlic Members of the Church in 1H4S. Editor Press and Banner: Dkait Hir? I am sure this communication will be- received very unexpectedly l>y you. Through the kindness of n friend I am in receipt, ot a copy of your issue of the 11th instant. The contents of your paper of that date have called up reminiscences of Abbeville and the Cokeshury Circuit of the "long ago," and should you deem what I write not unsnited to a place in your columns you can thus dispose ol It. The cut of the New Methodist church furnished your renders, and so recently dedicated to the worship of God, is quite in contrast with its predecessors and an ornament to your town. In your history of methodism in Abbeville I find items of interest to me after the long lapse of time since my terms of pastorate there ceased. I do not remember the precise date at which the old church was dedicated, out am quite sure it lXlO-on the Cokes bury Circuit. I well remember, as you have stated, conducting the first service in the old bunding. My text I have forgotten, though the memory of your Informant as to the subject, chosen is doubtless correct. I appreciate the expression of regret at my absence at the dedication of the new church. It would have afforded me much pleasure to be present and to have some part in the exercises of the occasion. I trust the glory of the latter house may, In all tilings contributing to the spiritual and eternal welfare of the worshipers, be greater than the glory of the former. In the list you publish! notice but one or two names of those i who were members when I had charge of the church in Abbeville during my tlrst term of i of service?I was twice appointed to the circuit?viz., Mrs, Dendy and Mrs. Jf. S. Kerr, formerly Miss Leentina Moore. The others where are they ? Some probably moved away may be still living, but where are the others? Gone, gone to the destiny of KternIty!! For- J ty-slx years how they tell of the changes in all things earthly!?the membership of , churches as well. The Cokesbury Circuit has known many , mutations since my term of service in 18-10 . and 1811, Then the circuit was largo, em- , bracing quite a number of church, now, if I J read the "Conference Minutes" aright, the ( circuit that then was, is divided into sevarai separate charges. ( M v ( nllfiterui'K there were then usually two , ministers on c ircuits of any considerable size, were In lSH) Ilcv. 11. 1*. Mouzon, m 1>41 Hev. A. M. Shi|.p, subsequently, Ii. D. Tlie.v liolli have changed the labors and trials of this life lor their reward. I was returned to the circuit 1 again in is.">(), which was my last, year of ser- 1 vice In t he South Carolina Conference, having ' been transferred to the North Carolina Con- ' ferenec In 1s51. My colleague in 1850 was Rev. j Sidi 11. Browne, who like myself still stir- 1 vlves, and also 1 see from the minutes of last ' session of the South Carolina Conference, is oti the superannuated list. ; In the region of country where I suppose your paper has larce circulation there may be still living some who remember this writer, and may read what 1 have written : and I have been more inclined tbus to write believing they may be pleased to learn of my welfare, and that embalmed in my heart are inanv pleasant memories of intercourse and labors with tliem while serving on the Old Cokesbury Circuit. J. H. WHEELER. Charleston, S. C., 21 March, 188S. HONEA PATH'S PAXH IN A CYCLONE. Krwin's Mill Dam?C'apt. MfcOonan? Gentlemen. All. IIoxka Path, s. c., April 2,188*. We arc having some beautiful spring weath er after .so much wind ana ruin. We are thankful that the cyclones did not "take lis in" last week although they came very near us. There was one passed on the edge of our neighboring town Helton, and on through the Calhoun section. At one Mr. Campbell's it blew down his house and blew j ofl I lie roof of his stables, carried a mule out. i over the wall of the stable, up one hundred ' yards in the air, and let him down without i injuring him at all. , The Saluda river was higher last week than | it has been inn number of years. A portion ( of the rock dam at Krwln's mills was carried ( away last week by the freshet. We had the pleasure of shaking hands last ( week with Capt. MeGowan, one of Abbeville's la st lawyers. We wo.uld be pleased to have him attend our annual picnic at Erwln's mills in May. "Fame comes only when deserved, and then it Is as inevitable a* destiny." Mr..I. H. Cox. who has been sick for some time, is improving. Messrs. M. I. lirock, W. F. Clinkscales and T. K. Fluley will go to Saluda river to-morrow r.... ., I, ? flol.iiwr "(irand torn pies are made of small stones, and ureal lives made up of trilling events." Itev. It. \V. Iliott has been quite sick the \ last week. Mr. Briee Cllnksculcs and family spent Sat- 1 unlay in town. We heard a young man say not longngo 1 that he was In love with his mother. We know that, that young man will, if he lives. J write his name hizli upon the pinnacle of ' fame. The hoy and young man that loves his mother is all right-, lie will never stray far 1 from the path of right. All great men lmve 1 had a profound respect and love for their * mothers. On the other hand, if the boy disobeys his mother or has no respcet for her feelings and continually tramplesupon them, the sooner he dies ilie better it Ir, for no good ean ever come of him. Hoys, love and respect your mothers, lie kind, be gentle to her, for when her eyes are closed in death memory will bring back to you every moment of pain that you have caused her. ('ALLY. Diamond Hill Dots. The heavy rains stopped the plows and bro-.tght about much visiting last week. Miiss .Ma(tie Harper, ami her brother, Air. Clarence Harper, a student of the l.ownde*vlllc Academy, have been visiting the 1'hmi)y of Cajil. J. E. llrowiilee for the Inst few days. ' Also, Miss Faunie 1'.looks, principal of the large and flourishing school at Lowndesvllle, ' is visitlnc Miss McMakin nt ('apt. Brownlce's. We hear there was "another dedication" ; i Inst Sunday. This time down the Savannah j Valley i'ailio.ul, and one young man man1 aged to "gel olt'," though not, as he thought, j unobserved. ("apt. J. ! '. lirovnleo and Mr. A. M. Krwin paid Abbeville a flylUK visit last Monday,and tin* Captain says lie has a mule that beats any kicker on record,but with his improved kicking straps lie has subdued?a mule. Will I wonders never cease? Small grain in this scction is "on a boom,"' and promlsrs good returns. Jack frost has been nioro sparing of ttie fruit than was at first thought, and we yet ] hone t hat we in ly have at least a half crop. We have noticed a great many jay birds in ' this neighborhood lately, and their peculiar movements have attracted much attention. Can any one (nil us whether these birds are permitted to visit except on Fridays? J. A. (i. j, John K. Hurst and tliw Ureewood Hank. Edycfleld Advertiser. The citizens of Greenwood luivo subscribed enough money In open a hank at tliat place, and in cnstingahoul' l'or <'Ulcer*, our contemporary ilic(ireenwood Tiiburie proposes Jno. K. Durst for I'rcsident. The Advertiser scc-l ond the tnotloii, and furthermore says, that when John Durst goes to Canada with anybody's money except his own, or allows any j of (be bank olllclals to do so, you may charge the bill to lis. >For a nice spring but call on P. Rosenberg c & Co. s A WONDERFUL WORK. "HITCHCOCK'S ANALYSIS OF THE HO r.,Y BIBLE." Tiuly It Is Great Riches in SMALL SPACE. Those desiring a thorough knowledge of the Word of God will find It an invaluable aid. With this book il ls but the work of a moment to And any verso or Scripture that may bo desired, and grouped together with such verse will also be fouud each and every verse In the entire Bible bearing upon the same subject. The following testimonials show what some distinguished gentlemen of Columbia think of this work: I deem Hitchcock's Analysis of Holy Scripture a most useful help to the study of the sacred volume. In these days of books, which continue to be multiplied by the thousands, we can't buy many of them, and we ought to have the best and most helpful. This book is one of l>est. of its kind, and gives, besides the analysis of the Bible, an admirable history of the Bitile, compiled from the best sources, and C'ruden's Concordance. I heartily commend it to any one who wishes a practical help to the knowledge of the Holy Scriptures. Ellison Capers, D. D. 59 E. Washington Street, Columbia, S. C. The Analysis of the Bible, edited by the Rev. Dr. R. D. Hitchcock, is a book I can heartily commend as a most valauble help to the understanding of the Holy Scriptures. I wish every family could own and use it. Neander M. Woods, D. D., Pastor or the First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S. C. February 6,18S8. I have examined Dr. Hitchcock's Complete Analysis of the Bible, and take great pleasure in recommending it as a work of superior excellence. 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II ibis book arid a good reference Bible be faithfully used a short while, our fund of religious knowledge will be greatly enlarged and systematized. I have known the work for several years, and do not know any work that r:?n take its place. From my knowledgeof it, I can most heartily commend It to all who lesirea more accurate knowledge of the sacred canon. P. B. Jackson, Pastor Methodist Church. Abbeville, S. C., April, 1SS8. Dr. Hitchcock's "Analysis of the Bibla" jornes strongly recommended by many of sur foremost Biblical scholars. A cursory ilance, which Is all that I have beeu able to jive it, impresses mo favorably. It will <peak for itself; and this Is the highest testimonial that can be given to any human prolnotion. J. Lowkie Wilson. Pastor Presbyterian church. For Sale. Avery desirable house and lot on Main Street, Greenwood. Apply to J. T. McLEES. April 1,1SS8, tf * Notice This. For sale at ninety-six, s. c. Yellow Seed Corn, Spanish Peanuts, Kaffir Corn. Yellow Mlllo Maize, Berkshire Pigs and some Grade Jersey Heifers. Address JAMB6 ROGERS, JR. April 4,1888, 4t Insurance License. Executive Department, Office of Comptroller General, Columbia, S. C., April 1,1888. I CERTIFY, THAT Mr. J. T. PARKS, or Abbeville, Agent of the CONTINENTAL INSURANCE COMPANY, Incorporated by the State of New York, has compiled with the requisitions of the Act of the General Assembly entitled "An Act to regulate the Agencies ol Insurance Companies not incorporated in Lhe State of South Carolina." and I hereby license the said Mr. J. T. PARKS, Agent aforesaid, to take risks and transact all business of Insurance in this State, in the County of Abbeville, for and in behalf of said Company. Expires March 31st, 1889. J. S. VERNER, Comptroller General. April 4,1888, tf Insurance License. Executive Department, Office of Comptroller General. Columbia, S. C., April 1st, 1SS8. r CERTIFY, THAT Mr. A. M. 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