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On and after August 17, 1884, I'assknuk
Til a I S3 will run as heiewith indicated upo
thin ro?d and its brwnclief.
/faifij, t.rce/tt Sunday*.
Leave Columbia S. 0. .lunc'u..... > 12 35 p t
" Columbia C. & (. ? l>? 12 50 |>r
Arrive Alston I 60 p t
Newberry 2 54 p i
Ninety-Six 4 17 p i
Greeu'wood 4 57 p t
I lodges 5 21 pi
llelton l> 28 p r
at Greenville 7 50 pi
I.enyc Greenville nt . 10 05 a t
Arrive notion u arc a i
Nudge* 12 40 pi
Greenwood .. 1 Ott pi
Ninety-Six i.. 1 HO pi
Newberry 3 11 pi
Alston . 4 12 p i
' Cut tun bin C. A (J. 11 5 15 pi
' Arrivu Culuiubia S C. Jitnc'n 5 30 p i
hrAKTAMIl'IKI, t'SION A- COM'Mill A It All. ItOAl
NO. 53. ur 1'AbAKXUKU.
Leave Alston.... .^.r. : I 52 p i
Arrive StrotticM?. > .. .. 2 31 p t
Sbeltou 2 58 p i
<l L'uion 4 02 pi
" Jonepvllle 4 it pi
" S^iiirtaiiburn, S.l'.AC.dvpot 5 HO p r
Arrive Spartanburg, K.A1). depot .5 40 p t
Lt ve Spart'g it. A 1). Ho pot .... 11 55 a i
lt Spart'g S. L*. A l)t'i>ot ..12 05 a i
Arrive I v? p I
" Union 1 40 pi
" Slielton 3 00 p t
" Strolber - 3 31 p i
Arrive at Alston 4 07 u i
Leave Helena 4 10 pr
Arrive-at Lam-en* C. If 7 20 p i
Leave Laurens C. II 9 15 hi
Arrive at Helena 12 25 p i:
Leave IIodjreM 5 30 p r
Arriveat Abbeville 0 30 p i
Leave Abbeville II 30 a i
Arrive at Hodges 12 30 p r
Leave Helton t>32pr
Arrive Anderson 7 06 p i
" l'cudletoii 7 43 p i
" Seneca c ; 8 17 ji r
Arrive at Walhalla 8 55 ji r
Leave Waltialla 1) 05 u I
Arrive Senec* 'J 28 a i
, . " Pendleton 10 05 a i
" A liili'rsmi I n JO a i
Arrivo at Helton II 22 it *
cos y Ecrio.xs.
A. N\ illi Sou.lh t'urolimt railroad to and fror
Charleston: with Wilmington, Columbia an
Augusta railroad from Wilmiii"ton and til
points north thereof: with Charlotte, Colum
bin Hnd Augusta railroad from Chnrlotty an
all points north thereof. 11. With Ashevill
and Spartauburjr railroad from ami for point
in Western X. Carolina. C. With Atlanta au
Charlotte div llichumml ami Danville railwa
for Atlanta and all points south and west.
Standard K a riff A Thut.
<5. 11. TAI.COTT, Superintendent.
M. St.AruUTKtl,Ucii'l Passenger Agt.
I). ( a it ptv ki.i.. aks'i (aeu'l i'ass. Ajft.
Richmond am> daxvii.i.k
far*, ixjer I)rj,?rtnn nt.?On and alter Au(
l'l> 188-1. |i*iiseupcr train service on the A
and C. Division will be as follows:
~"X<irthte<tittl, Xo. 51* ? No. 53
Leave Atlanta 4 40 pm 8 40 a t
arrive OaiiieKvillv G 57 p m 111 :<5 a t
I.ttlu a . 7 25 p in 11 01 u t
Itttbun (Jap juiic // 8 12 p in II SO a ?
Toceoa < 8 5-t p m 12 04 p i
Seneca City d. .. U 50 p in J no p t
Central 10 32 pin 1 52 p i
Liberty 10 53 pm 2 13 p t
-f.Kaslcv II 10 p in 2 27 p i
Oreenrillc * II 42 p m 2 47 p i
Spartanburg/ ... I 01 a m 3 5t> t> i
Oastonia </ 3 20 a ill 5 54 p i
charlotte h : 1 10 a m f. 40 p i
Southward. Xo. 50* Xo. 52
Leave charlotte I 15 a in I 00 p i
arriveCastonia 2 :10 a in 1 45 p i
Spartanburg 4 28 a in 3 45 p t
(Jreenville 5 43 a in 4 55 p i
hajdev 0 17am 5 26 p i
Libert v .. fi 34 a m 5 12 p i
* Central <> 55 a ill (1 1.0 p i
Seneca city 7 33 a m 7 36 p i
Toceoa S 10 a in 7 35 p i
ttauttn uap jimc... u :i4 a tn 8 :to p i
liulti 10 00 u in H jy p i
(iainesvillc 10 :iti a in II 25 p i
Atlanta 1 00 p m It.10 it i
*Kxpresa. tMail.
Freight trains on this road all carry painter
cern; passenger trains run through to Dur
ville and connect with Virginia Midland rai
way to all eastern cities, and at A llanta wit
nil lines diverging. No. 50 leaves Itichninn
at I |i in and No. 51 arrives there at -1 |> in; &
leaves Richmond at 2 2S a in, 5*1 arrives thci
at 7 41 a in
Itujt'ef. Sleeping C'arn ivithoh
change: On trains Xos. 5<) and 51, Xei
York ami Atlanta, via Washii.gton an
Paj?vill<\ Greensboro nnd Asheville; o
. trains Xos. 52 ntul 53, Richmond nn
Danville, Washington, Augusta and Xei
Orleans. Through tickets en salt! i
Charlotte, Greenville, Seneca,"Spartan
bjurg anil Gainesville to all points souti
southwest, north and east. A conuccl
with X. K. railroad to and from Athens
b with X, K. to and from Tallulah Fall.'
c with HI. Air Line to and fiom Klberto
And Howersville; d,wjth Blue Hidgc t
and from Walhalla: c with (J. and (i. t
1 nnri from Greenwood, Xewbcrry,- Alsto
and Columbia; f with A. & S. nml S
U. & C. to nnd from llcndcrsonvilli
Alston, &c.'f tj with Cheater and Lenoi
. to and from Chester, Yorkvillc and Dal
las; h with N. C. division and C., C. <
A. to and from Greensboro, Raleigh, &
Kiwuvn liBnKi.Kr*. Supt.
Jf. Slaughters Gen. 1'ass. Agt.
A. Ti lllves. 2d V. I', and Gen. Man.
Commencing Suuday, Sept. 7lh, I8S4, <
2 :K> a hi, I'atsenKcr Trains will run as follow
* until further notice, "Eastern lime:**
Volumfiitt IHritiou?l)uily.
I.cavc Columbia....... 7 60 a ni & 25 p I
Due at Charleston 12 20 p in V 47 pi
Leave Charleston K 11.1 * ni 4 :10 j? i
Ducat coluinMu . .12 38 pm 0 22 a i
Caunltn l>!cixinn ? Dailv nxcept Sundays.
Leave Columbia . i ill ? in 5 25 p i
Due Camden .. 2 25 h in "8"25 p i
Leave Camden 0 00 a m 4 (10 {> i
Due Columbia ..... 12 38 p in ? 22 p 1
J ujiuffa Pirl'ion ? Daily* ..
Leave Columbia ... 7 50 a m ft 25 p I
Due Anjrustu. 1 CO p m 7 III n
Leave Augusta ." 7 15 a in
Dltc Columbia 12 'JBji, m
1 ^Chniifelion*
Made at Columbia with Columbia and Greet
villu railroad by train arriving at 12 38 p. n
and departing at 5 25 p. m.; at Columb
Junction witTi Charlotte, Columbia and Ai
-v't guata railroad by name train to and from n
point a on both road*. <
At Charleston with steamers for New Ym
on SatnnUr; and on Tuoiday and Katitrda
with steamer for Jacksonville and points <
/. Ht. John'a rjver; also, with Charleston nr
Savannah Kailroad to and from Hfranm
and h11 points In Florida.
At Augusta with Georgia and Central rai
roana In and from all iminta Weal and ftoutl
uf INackvUlc ii> *nd (rum all points on Jinn
r?Pr0".<1' Through tickets cam be nu
VW "** ^on*'1 an^ West bf ?ppl<
b? joiin h'0
V- C^MS^ten. and Ticket A<r
K Cokcubttry i\ (K, <V. C\, 1
is duly authorized and licensed for Abbeville
county to write risks on
DwclllngH And Furniture, Hums, St a- ^
11 bles tiiid Contents, (including live 1,
? stock) Slorcn, WareliouKCH und
n Stocks Therein, Churches, ?'
n MUIh ami Cotton (baled,) J
n in the Literpinpl and London and Globe In- ?
n surance Co. against loss or damage by FIKE;
11 in the Itochetitf Utrmati Insurance Co. ii
? against loss or damage bv FIRE and LIGHT- i:
? MV(1. 11
Kates low: companies solvent; no litiga- I
n tlon. For particulars, uddrcss as above.
" 1*1)1.1-4 J
n b
;; Application for charter. 1
" r
n VTOTICK is hereby given that application ''
11 il will be made to the Ocnernl AsSein- I
' bly at its next session, for a charter
for a ltuilroad from Greenwood, Abn
bevillc county, to Abbeville court house, t
n South Carolina, with power to extend same, .
n West from Abbevilla or East from Green- .
u wood,as may be determined by the corpora- >1
n toes. In
sep II-3 in
n t
M "m jm mr inu working Class. ncnu iu '
? I* AIM cents for postage, and \vc will t
? "???! v<>? irff. a royal, valuable (
? box of saniple.goods that will put <
(l you in the way of making more moncv in^a
? few dnvs than von ever thought possible at u
u any business. Capital not required. Wo will t
start you. You can work all the time or in p
n spare time only. The work is universally c
? adapted to both sexes, voung nmt old. You .
I, can easily earn from 50 cents to $5 every e\'en- ,
? ing. That all who want work may test the I
- .business, we make this unparalleled offer: u
? to all who are not well satisfied we will send (1
n $1 to pa> for the trouble of writing us. Full
? particulars, directions, etc., sent free. For- 1
n tunes will be made by those who give their *
whole time to the work. Great success abso- c
lutely sure Don't delay. Start now. Ad- a
" dress Stinson Sl Co., Portland Maine.
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n rpi;E8DAY April 1st, 1884. Pattern Hatsand f,
n Jl. Bonnets copied from latest Paris designs.
Flowers, I.aces, Itulllinxs, Sash Rib- ,
I if in *j ^ 'Prinmiiiitr Killru SJnmnmr KilL*? lWnuu I]
t| lionds, Muslins, White Lkwjis, Linon DeDnca, a
? I.iiwn DeOrlcans, Embroideries, Trimming o
? Materials, Kid moves, Hosiery Ac., Ac. ..
a. M.- IIAI)l)ON Jfc CO. p
n b
d "XroTWIT,IRTAX,)IX<} ,l,eh"pd ,imcs w o
II _i^l have spared neither nains nor expense ^
- in the .selection of our stock tor this spring,
d The ladies can rely upon getting the latest v
e fashions and lowest prices at O
* it. M. MA I) DON & CO. tl
a 'i
_ inimfufflou. jV. (July 10th, ?
NKW LINK hrtweiMi Charleston uiul v
Columbia and l! ppor South Carolina. ?
t, condi:nski> sciikikm.k. ,
t WK8T. - , K AST.
? V
8 1(1 ant I<V.. . .Charleston' Ar. 0 56 pin
0 55 " 44 Lanes "811"
IJ 12 " " ... Sumter " 0 55 " V
i^:tjpiuAr ...Columbia Lv. 5 SO 44
2 :ij " " Winnshoi-o ... " 3 48 " A
' I :t 45 " " ... Chester 44 'J 44 44 I,
? j 5 35 " " .... Yorkville ,4 I 00 "
" I 0 25 " " . I.uucHslcr " 9 00 "
11 I 5 no " ....ltnck Hill 44 2 00 44
Jj 0 15 " 44 Charlotte " 100"
ii 2 j.i |iiu Ar Newberry I.r 3 II pin
n 4 53 " 44 Orvruwiiml " 12 59 "
f 7 20 " 44 Laurens 44 0 15 aiii
n 0 58 " " .... Anderson " 10 45 '
n 7 50 " 44 (Srci'iivillc " 9 55 44
ii 8 511 ' 44 Walliullii 44 9 00 44
u C 30 ? " ... Abbeville " 11-30 "
n 5 37 " .... SimrlHiilmrjr ... " 11 50 "
in 0 30 44 44 ... Hundemouvillc.. " 8 00 44
11 Solid Train* between ('imrlcnttin and Colnnt"
l.iu, S. C.
hi Gon'l Sup't. G?n'l l'as. Agent.
!: Magnolia Passenger Route.
' Indirect September 14, 1H34.
c. Leu vo ( roenwood *5 30 am 14 00 pen
Arrive Augusta..' 11 30 atn 8 50 ptn
it IiOiiTc Augusta 10 30 am 9 00 pin
Arrive Atliuitu .. 5 45 pin 6 40 ain
(1 Leave Aupiistu 11 40 am
n Arrive Heuufort 5 50 pni
, " JNirt Koyul 0 05 pin
u " Clinledtnn 0 50 pin
?' " Savannah 6 42 pin 5
it " Jacksonville 9 00 am ^
i- uoino north. |
I. Leave Jacksonville 5 30 j>m
jj 44 Savannah 0 55 am j
.. 44 Charleston CIO am
'' Leave l'ort Itoyal 7 25 am ,
*' 44 Heaufort :7 37 am 1
t> 44 Augusta... 1 40 pin . t
? Leave Atlanta ffl 50 pm t
0 Arrive Augusta 6 10 am t
n Leave Augusta 4 00 pm 5 40 am ]
Arrive Greenwood.. .... V 00 pm 11 30 am j
3, Tickets on Hale at Greenwood to all poiuts f
|r at thiough rates?baggage checked (o desti- /
1 nation.. .
*I)ailv. t Daily, exceot Sunday. '
* \V. F. Siikm.m an, Traffic Manager,
c J. N. Ha?s, Superintendent.
- On and after May 12, 1884, pnaaenirer
trains wilt bo run daily, except Sunday, ue
tween Spartanburg and Henderannvilie as
,l follows:
Leave II. k !) Depol at Spartanburg 0 00 |> m
Leave 8partanburg, A. L. depot.... 6 10 p m
in Leave Saluda 8 50 p m
in Leave Flat Rock ..9 15 pm
m .irrive Hcnd?rsnnvilic 9 30 p .n
m * . DOWN Mit.4 IN.
Leave Hendersonville 8 00 am
Leave Flat Rock. 8 15 am
1,1 Leave Saluda 0 00 am
1,1 Leavr .fir Line Junction 11 25 a m
1,1 Arrive It. & l> Depot Spartanburg 11 30 a m
i?lns on this road run hv Air-Line time.
|n Moth trains make connections for Columbia
and Charleston via Spartanburg. Union and
Columbia; Atlanta and Charlotte by Air Lino.
JAMKS ANIJKKHON. Superintendent.
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i- ^l?riLMlNOtONtrOLUMBtA AMD '
'u Going Sou >i vo 48 Mo 40 1
Leave Wilmington ,.fl 30 p m 11 10 p m
11 Arrive at Florence 1 50a m < 2 21) a m I
Arrive at Columbia ..... ^.040 a m il
k UiiinfrVurlh mo 43 t?o 47 " (
y Leave Columbia 10 00 pm
"J Leave Florence .4 50 p in 152 am *
'< Arrive at Wilmington. . .7 40 p in 6 10am
Train mo. 4? saopa at all stations, no*. 48
and 47 stop only at Brinkley'a, Whltorille, |
J Flcmington, fair- Bluff, Slarion, Florence.
Timnior.svllle, Humter, camden Junction ard
Kastover. , Fanaengers for Columbia and All 1
r* points n* o do ? a, p, Cf At a, Aiken i
r* tion and all l^uts bfyond, should take >o. 48, i
night ejtpresk. Beparate Pullman aUeyera ]
. for Charleston and Augusta on trains it and
47. All traina run solid between Charleston 1
't and'Wilmington.
^ho Story of James Samuel's life, it
One of these stories, so prolific in the ^
Vest?romantic in the extreme, full of \
ove, jealousy, attempted murder and a a
lappy finale?hns just been made pubic
in Denver, Colorado. The hero, s
iVilliam Samuels, is one of the wealth- n
est men in the state, and it is from his g
ips that the story comes, corroborated a
?y his wife and brother James, l-'our
ears ago the two brothers lived in the a
tcautiful Chester valley, Pennsylvania. r<
Ierbert Samuels, the father, was a well- y
o-do farmer, owning a splendid tract of ^
and, where he-dwelt with his wife and f,
wo boys. When the latter were old a
nough he sent them to school and then e
o college. During their absence a 81
irother of the father died and he took ^
uto his family the dead man's child
lattie. When the two brothers returnd
from college aged about twentyhren
and twenty-five respectively, they s
ound their cousin, a beautiful girl of *n
wenty years, installed in the house.
)f the brothers James, the elder, had j
ight hair and eyes and was of quiet and
ven demeanor, rarely, if ever, known
o be angry, and bfrinjra General favorite
ot only at homo but throughout the
oin in unit}'. In marked contrast was
he character and disposition of William, j.
ht younger brother, who, of a dark, almost
swarthy complexion, with hair and rj
yes as black as coal, was fiery,- and
uick to anger, and although naturally
roll moaning had had numerous cn> j
ounters, both while attending school j
nd sinco his graduation. '
Since the time, three years ago, when
nines and William finally returned ?
roin college and found their lovely j,
ousin domiciled at their home, they had j
ioth been violently in ln\'w with ln>r
nil both hiil made every man fe.stntion e
f the feeling, but so fur the , cunning
-itch had avoirlo 1 showing (he slighest
reference for either, treating t^eni as J
rothers r uther than lovers. This state <
f affairs r ankled as a thorn in the t
roast of the hot heatled William,
rhose feelings of bitterness and jeal- .
usy toward his brother grew until
tiey amounted to almost positive haired,
'ime and again he sought quarrels, but ?
anies' more even temper prevented
nytliing of a serious character until .
no bright afternoon in July, when.
pon the return of the elder, brother
nd Hatlie from a ride, the younger,
.ho watched with a ferocious, danger- ^
us glare in his eyes as his brother asisted
his cousin to alight, then followed i
iini to the barn where he was unharicssing
the horses and attacked him A
irith the most violent abuse, using epLhets
so strong that he was at last coinlulled
to reply in the same spirit. .
Words were followed by blows, when
Villiam. blinded by passion, sized a e
leavy wagon spoke and dealt his broth- ||
r a stunning blow, felling him to the c
arth, as the blood gushed from a ghasty
wound in the head. At once realiz- "
iirr tlio fnrrililn tliinnr r*
* * ?"?? ~
ltd believing that lie had killed his i>
irotlier, n complete revulsion of feeling i?
ame over hitn, and, casting a lust hur- 1
led look at the p-ostrate form and the c
rhite upturned fuce, ho Hod. After l1
evernl days of continuoqs travel lie ur- r<
ived in an obscure mining in Col- S
ratio, hoping that, buried in the wild a
asnesses of the Kocky mountains he it
:ould shut out froin his vision the ever tl
iresent horrible sight of the face of the d
irother stain by his hand. Entering p
ipon (he pursuit of n minor he sought li
>y a feverish industry and hardest kind i<
if hard work to forget his one horror, s:
lut in the dark recesses of the drift in tl
vhiclt he was working, in the gloomy n
writers of the cabin in which ho slept, d
very where and always it haunted him. p
n the meantime, after a few months,
ortune with her usual fickleness re- o
varded his labor, which had been' per- v
brined without any particular thought c
ir hope of result, and tlia open drift r
which had become n tunnel of some s
iroportions, struck a rich lead of mar- a
relous proportions and containing Itn- s
nense wealth. 1<
At onco the almost unknown camp
jeenme famous, and his name all un- tl
:onsciously to him became almost as a k
iuunuiiuki woru in ail mining comraum- n
ies as associatod with one of the largest b
strikes of the year. Fame of this kind ii
ravels far, and even after a timo reached v
ho quiet farm in Chester Valley where txe
had spent his happy childhood days- t
md afterwards wrecked his manllood. v
}no dnv while in tho cu-^o ascending f<
roin the bottom of one of his deepest
ihafts, a shadow cast over the top cause- v
id him to suddenly look up, niul the face d
in saw caused a thrill of horror to pass n
.hrough him, his hands relaxed his o
jrasp of tho rope and ho had a narrow
iscapc from falling to tho bottom. Ar- p
-iving at the top more dead than alive, $
le gave one hasty, frightened glance q
iround him, saw the face again and ti
iwooned away. The owner of the face, e
i tall and handsome man. evidently a
itranger in tho camp, sprang forward t
ind caught his falling body in timo to ti
irevent it from being dashed to pieces t'
n the bottom of the camp, at the same
;ime ejaculating, "Oh, William;" The c
niner was taken to his cabin, and, after a
.he application of restoratives slowly j
eviVed, "Where is it ?" he asked, at g
which the stranger slowly advanced and e
laid softly, "Brother don't you know
no;" wiiii a Htm nan rrigtitened-look
h his wandering oyea tho minor gazed
tgain at the face which had ho startled j
lim, and gradually realizing the fact
hat it was real, living flesh and blood,.'V
tgain relapsed into a swoon. For days
te raved ip tho paroxysms of a fever, ti
iving the hideous chapter of his life ti
>ver again, until at last tho fever exhaust, a
sd itself by its very force, and the sick n
nan sank into a deep slumber. rj
At last the invalid awoke, woak and t!
iclpless as a .child, hut in his right t
nind. Instantly the cause of his illnetm 1
*aa by his side, and taking his hand t
I 1.. !_ t! . .-'3
unuen/ m nm own shio, "Wlliwni tny 0
joor brother!" It wa? Jamos ftatnuela, p
ho brother wh* was suppoHod to have g
>?en dead, but who was noro alive and e
well and in the fnll enjoyment or ijnan- fa
/'&{X' i v;?rM>i*;-.7 ; v;;,?<f ' ,ty*3S$|
ood. "Is it a miracle ?" ejaculated
William, as soon as he could speak. "It
s no miracle, but a snd mistake under
hich you have labored and from which
ou have undoubtedly suffered much.
Vhun you get stronger I will tell you
11." The next day, William having so
ir recovered as to be able to sit up, his
rother sat by him and said, "Notwithtanding
my injury, which was not
early so serious as you imagined, I reained
consciousness shortly afterward,
nd our father who entered tlio barn ot
tiat moment assisted me to the house,
'he news was broken to your mother
nd Hattie as gently as possible and I
i-nlly think their sympathies were with
on moro than with me. The matter
-as kept as quiet as possible in the
cighborhood and I soon recovered
oin the injury, and everything went
long as usual save that you were grievd
for and lamented by all. Notwithtanding
all the inquiries which we had
uietly set on foot to discover your
hereabouts we utterly failed to disover
any trace, and mourned you allost.
as one dead. About two weeks
go I picked up an old newspaper and
aw your."name for the first time collected
with the story of your big minng
strike. It waB at once resolved that
should come to you. I started that
ery night, and I am here."
"But Hnttie ?" asked William, with a
ristful look from his eyes.
"She is well, and would be happy
rere it not for worrying about your
"She and j-ou got married, of course ?"
"here was pain hi the very tones in
rhichthis was asked.
"No, indeed. After you left she con
neu 10 mc nor secret?tnat niter all sne
oved you and always meant to marry
ou." A dazed look came over Willsun's
face, and gasping, "It cannot be,"
ic verv nearly relapsed into another
woon, the joy of the announeement bene
almost too much for him in his
veakened state. At last, after being asiiired
again and again by his brother of
he glad trut^. ho exclaimed, "Oh, let ur
jo home at once." Arrangements were
uade at once to start, and with a new
ifo in his veins th J invalid recovered his
lealth so rapidly that they left the camp
in the second d?y after, and reached
lAtit a inctiln aT n ?* A??lr * V* *v
vmiw uiniuv v/? u n \svt*\. vi ihu HllTUlng
and its joys words could not give nn
ccurnte description. A quiet wedding
ollowed within one short month, after
I'ltich the miner returned with his brido
o Colorado, furnished her a magnificent
lomein Denver, and is now not only
me of the wealthiest but one of the
uost honored residentt of tho Queen
Jity.?[New York Telegram.
L Conference Hold in Pittsburg
with a Vtcw to Cl&acr Cuiou, but
tho Object not. Attained.
Prrrsnuitu, September 25.?A confernce
of delegates from tho Pitalm-singig
churches, cullod for the purpose of
onsulting with reference to a closer
nion and to devise means whereby the
nstom oT psalm-singing in churchcs
my be preserved, met here this mornig.
Fifteen delegates representing the
T II t a o it
'mien i resujiiTiun, ooumern Assoiato
Reformed hihI Old Side Reformed
'resbyteri&n churches responded to the
idl call. The Hey. Dr. Boyce, of
outh Carolina, wns elected chairman,
lid the Rev. W. A. Mehnrd, of Washlgton,
I'a., secretary. Th? object of
lie conference was then read, and it was
ecided to allow each delegate an oportunity
to give his views as ?.o the
lest method of effecting the desirod un)ii.
Lengthy but harmonious discusion
then ensued.in which it was shown
hat the delegates were almost unani
ious in favor of organization, but they
id not think it were possible at the
resent time.
The Rev. l)r. I'rcssley, of South Carlina,
offered a series of resolutions faoring
organic reunion, and a committee
onsisting of one member from each
opresented body was appointed to conider
J.he same. The committee retired
nd returned this evening, reporting ft
cries of resolutions, in brief, as foldws
Hesblxtd, That in the judgment of
Ilia conference it in not only desirable
mt practicable to bring about more efL'ctual
co-operation between the PreH-yterian
churches Represented ; that it
i the duty of the c^turebos to maintain
lith united testimony their adherence
? the Westminster conference as hisorically
interpreted, and to cultivate toward
each other a spirit of fraternal af.ction.
That the psalms in tho best metrical
ersion Attainable constitute tho ortly
ivinely authorised hymnology, and
nust be used exclusively in the matter
f church praised
f. That while organic union does not ?p>
ear practicable at present, we lay beore
these bodies here ?e}flre8ented the
ucstion of CO-nm>rAtinn. ?n(l *ni?nnn_
uend them to devise a plan for this
'Chat those resolutions be transmitted
t> the different churches represented in
his conference, that they may express
heir judgment for a future conference.
Tho committee'* resolutions were
arefully considered and were finally
doptcd, after which the conferitnce adourned.
Tho sentiment of the deleaten
was that greater unity would be
fleeted in the near future.
Interesting to Tax-payers,
The CountV hoard of Anuali??tlnn nf
? ? -1
iaurens county recently increased the
*}ue of tHjptlfie property in thntoounty
t about 90 par oant. Tho citiaong potttmed
tlie county board to reconsider
cir aotion and reduce tho aftsesgment,
t the aarao time expressing a willing*
oas to submit to a small increase.
ho county board refuaed to leconaider
heir action, and tho citizcna petitioned
be Comptroller Genera! for relief,
'hat officer tent the petition to tho Atnrney
General, who baa decided that no
ounty board of equalisation has the
ower to Incroaae or reduce the aggroate
value of taxable property in a
ounty without action first b"ing taken
>y the state board of equalization.
r "fW* - J. r V > *''V*
Substitute Ontu for Cottou us a
Monietl Crop.
(Corrt*pondtnc? of the Cotton Plant.]
I made a promise while til our summer
meeting at Greenville to write you
an article on some agricultural subject,
while out among the hills of Tennessee,
which I will now try to do, and will
take for my subject, the practicability
of aubstituting oats for cotton, as our
motiied crop. The small farmers of
South Carolina all start with a two
horse farm, say one hundred acres of
cleared land. Wo have to start in Jan
uary, and as spring oats are rather an
uncertain crop, we will begin with the
usual half cutton and half corn plan,
thirty acres of each, and ten in oats in
January. At the last planting of the
cotton we would sow it all in red oats.
Now turn over the ten acres of oats
stubble, first sowing about a half bush
cl to the acre, which with what has
been shattered out by reaping will insure
a good stand, then break well
twenty acres of the land that was left
uncultivated, and sow it, and better
plow it in with a gang plow or some
such harrow as the Acme ; by this time
the corn is far enough advanced so as
not to be injured by plowing, and we
would sow oats in all the corn land.
This would give us eighty urres in oats,
ali sown early in the fall, which is the
great secret of growing oats in South
Then we add five acres in wheat, and
the first year's work is done. Of course
the cotton and corn must be saved,
which leaves no rest. In January we
would breuk and subsoil fifteen acres
for our corn and cotton crop, and prepare
compost enough to manure it thoroughly,
which you will have plenty of
time to do, as we have so small a plow
and hoc crop. Ten acres of this we
would plant in corn and five in cotton ;
?a *t 1. ? 1? i~ ?
uiiu III 1UUIV.II VI tnnjr ill April, WC
would sow broadcast over the outs one
hundred pounds of acid phosphate and
fifty pounds of kainit to the acre, and
harrow in with Thomas Harrow. The
small crop of corn and cotton can be
put in complete order by the time the
harvest comes in, and can be plowed
and hoed whenever desirable to do so.
In this way the best results the land
can atlbrd will be obtained, and should
nt least double the average all cotton
and corn yield. Now wc will speculate
on the reasonable results of the best
crops and the expense :
15 twdes cotton, - ' #635 CO
375 bushels cotton seed, 56 25
300 bushels corn, 300 00
200 bushels oats, 80 00
Fodder and shucks, 30 00
$991 25
Expenses four hands, $400
Feed for same, 1G0? 560 00
Leaving for crop, $431 25
2.400 bushels oats, worth $ 960 00
200 bushels corn, 200 00
60 bushels meal, 60 00
4 bales cotton, 175 00
125 bushels cotton seed, 18 76
Fodder and shucks, 20 00
$1,433 75
Two bands and feed, 280 00
Leaving for crop, $1,153 75
431 25
Difference, $ 722 50
' In making the above estimate and
comparison we have confined ourselves
to what is thought to be a good average
of the present cropping, allowing four
hands for the cotton farm and but two
for the grain farm, as it will require two
horses in either case. We have left out
of the calculation anything for horse
feed, farin implements, etc., as there
would bo no material difference in the
cost of each, except in a reaper for the
grain farm, and as two mules will only
be required part of the time, a good mare
might bo substituted for one of them,
and a colt be raised from her every year,
which would more than pay the difference
iti the e'xpenso in farm implements.
The next winter we would prepare} five
acres planted in cotton for clovcr, and
in March bow it down in that article for
hay, not allowing an animal to make a
:i O JT At- - - A- ?' ?
irtiua vii 11. ouinu uiiUK ums will flOv
succeed well in oats stubble ; my impression
is that this depends very much
on the preparation or the land ; if properly
done it may be sown for yt-ars on
the same land. This kind of farming
very materially leads to rearing. moro
animals, which increases the manure and
enriches the land, and greatly increases
the income. Under this system our impoverished
country would soon recuperr
ate hor lost strength, and we can become
a prosperous and happy poople, which I
very much fear will never be the case so
lontr as we deuend entirely on cottori.
und then tho white tuan can do his own
work. J. Washington WattA.
What Drainage Does.
Tho late John Klippart oomlensefe the
advantages of tho drainago under tho
following heads :
1. The drainage romoves stagnant waters
from tho surface.
. It removes surplus wator from under
the surface.
3. It lengthens tho seasons.
4. It deepens tho soil.
5. It warms the soil. .
It equalizes the temporaturo of the
soil during the soason of growth.
7. It carries down soluble substanoei
to tho rnniR nf nl?n(?
8. It prevents heaving out or froentnfl
9. It prevents injury Pram draught,
10. It improves (ho quality ami qu?n.
tity of ths crop,
U, It inoreases the effcots of msnursa.
13. It prevent# rust In wheat and rot
A Pretty Fair Selection of CarpetUnKKcru
and Negroes with One
Native White Thrown In.
Tho nominees of the republican convention
are generally well known in
South Carolina. Taken altogether the
ticket is perhaps the strongest that could
have been nominated, but its very
strenth will prove, strange as it may
seem, its greatest weakness. A prominent
politician, one of tho nominees of
the democratic state ticket, said yesterday
: "I am glad that they nominated a
state ticket. It will give zest to the
campaign ; it will give us something to
speak about, and you will bo furnished
with plenty of good material to write
about. I have dreadod to go out in this
campaign because it has seemed to mo
that wo would simply bo beating tho
air, but now wo shall have something to
light. I have no doubt that tho democratic
hosts will turn out to a man now.
The enemy is in full sight, and now we
shall all know whero to look for opposition
and how to meet it."
Some personal mention of the republican
nominees will nnt. Iin nninJoroutinn.
Major I). T. Corbin is a staunch partisan
and a man of ability. Ho came to
South Carolina with the federal army in
1865 us a major in a regiment from Vermont,
of which state he is a native.
Major Corbin was so much pleased with
the outlook here that he concluded to
make South Carolina his home. He located
ill niinrlontnn ami nti?lin?L-?il "
politics. He was a member of the commission
to codify the laws of the state,
and at various times filled the oflleo of
president of the senate, state senator
from Charleston, United States district
attorney, city attorney of Charleston,
> and made a hard tight for Gen. M. C.
Butler's seat in the United States senate.
He has not been actively engaged in
politics for a number of years, and it is
very doubtful if he will accept the nomination
for governor. Ho is a pronounced
stalwart, and was very much disgusted
by the reinitiation of Garfield in 1880.
He was a delegate to tho Chicago convention
which nominated Blaine and was
an ardent friend of ['resident Arthur. It
is not likely that the defeat of his favor
ito would make any favorable change in
his temper towards the iiluine Taction of
the party. Major Corbin is not in the
city, and has not heen here for sotno
months; indeed there was some doubt
expressed yesterday as to whether ho is
still a citizen of this state. He has not,
however, established a residence elsewhere,
and nominally, at lcas^ is-still a
1 citizen of South Carolina.
D. A. Straker, the nominee for lieutenant-governor,
is a negro and is, it is
1 said, a native of Bermuda. He was for
' a number of years quite prominent in
the politics of Orangeburg county, and
acquired his greatest distinction by
reason of his bitter opposition to the rulo
of Webster. Straker is a lawyer of some
ability, and is at present the principal of
t.he law rfimnrtniflnt in A linn iiniooi.o:?ir
, ?... ...
at Columbia.
E. J. Sawyer, the nominee for comptroller-general,
is a negro. He is postmaster
at Bennettsville, Marlboro county,
to which office he was appointed
about a year ago in the place of Mr. J.
L. Broaden. Sawyer is said to discharge
the duties of the offico reasonably well.
He had some difficulty in giving his official
bond, Brayton, of Columbia, went
on it to get Sawyer's influence in th?
contest between himself and Mackey for
the state chairmanship of the republican
party. Mackey got Sawyer the appointment
as postmaster lor a like consideration.
The death of Mackey rescued
Sawyer from his dilemma. Sawyer was
a member of tho "committee on address
to the peoplo" appointed by the ropubi;?nn
rtr4?M.uuu a. : ? n..i... * !
vim wiiiciiuuii n iikh met III L/UI'IIIIOII
two years ago, in which the democrats
of the state wore bitterly denounced.
Samuel \V. Melton, the nominee for
attorney-general, is well known in South
C. C. Macoy, the nominee for treasurer,
is a white man and a northern man,
who has lived in Chester since the war.
He was clerk of the court during the republican
regime, and has been for many
years and still is the houd and front of
the republican party in Chester county,
lie was nominated by the rccent convention
of .fiddlers for elector at largo
from this state. Tho nomination was
made without his authority And contrary
to his wishcH and he declined to accept'it.
It. L. Smith, thomominoe for seorotary
of state, hails 'from Charleston and is
colored. Ho is editor of tho Palmetto
k:?i 1
jl # wi<; mm ijuiiu umcr nuu viuuil'uvu
in his bearing towards tho white people.
He took a conspicuous part at the recent
"indignation meeting" concerning the
death of Princu Bowen.
* Of the Rev. Joshua Wilson, of Flor-,
ence, the nominee for superintendent of
education, nothing .is known here. He
is colored.
Gen. Carlos J. Stolbrand, the nominee
for adjutant and inspector-general, is the
deputy internal revenue collector, with
headquarters at Spartanburg. Most of
his timo in spent in that plaee. Ha
came to this state with Sherman'ft army,
and after that returned with the carpetbag
host that took possession of our gov*
eminent. Ho k a well informed man
and shows good raising. In his habit*
ho is temperate, and. it is said that he
never drinks; docs not even sample the
rontrftKuni) whwtv Kw fiia
-v ?r?"/ "
derlings. He is easily exoitod And is
lacking in coolness and doliboratian, Ha
is a strong partisan, and would mako
any sacrifice to keep the ropublioan
> party in offloo. Ho is a native of Rsroden.
The last o$ci*i position ho heW
, under che radioai regime in tfcia ?UU
was that Of superintendent of the^peni?
\ tentiwy, \Yh?e lie was in this offlco he
scoured the appointment of his son l;o
tho United States military academy si
Wost Point, from this district, although
bis son was not a resident of Ihi* ciistrifet.
i Since the restoration In '76 G?n. Stol;
brand has been connected with tho
Uuitod Statcti internal revenue service.
An Urgent Call fbr Funds with 4
-which to Combat (he Organized ' _
Efforts of the Officeholder**, Got- T
porations and the Plunderers of * ? *
the National Treasury.
Nkw Yoick, September 22.?The following
address has been issued from
the headquarters of tho Democratic Na-s' \
tional Committee :
To the jjeople of the United States:
The national democratic party of the Ji
United States has pledged itself to purify
the administration of public nffuirs
from corruption, to manage the govern- ^?8
ment with economy, to enforco tho ex- $1
ecution of the laws, and to reduce taxation
to tho lowest limit consistent with
juat|>ivtwiiuii tu auierican lauor ind
capital and with the preservation of the
faith which the nation has pledged to its
creditors and pensioners^ The open
record of the man whom it has named
as the candidate for the presidency has
been accepted by thousands of independent
republicans in ovcry state as
an absolute guaranteo that if ho is
elected all these pledges will bo exactly *
fulfilled, and that under his administration
good government will be assured.
To sccuro these results all good citi- 3
zens roust unite in defeating the republi- ?
can candidate for president. His history 3
and political methods make it certain |
that his administration would be stained
by gross abuses, by official iniseonduct ;q
and wanton expenditure of the public j
money, and would bo tn.irked by an in- <|
crease of taxation which would blight I
the honest industry of our people.
Against us and against those honest 1
republicans who, for tho sake of good j
government, havo made common causo J
with us, notable combinations havo
been made. These are chiefly made up ;
ui IUUI t'Kisac.i; A
First. An army of officeholders, who,,
by choice or cuittpulsion? are now giving
to republican committees, as part of thu ?.
campaign fund of that party, mone^a j
paid to such officers out of the public
treasury for serrioes due to the people '
of the United States. ill
Second. Organized bodies of mon
who, having secured by corrupt ;neana
Uio imposition of duties which lire in
excess of all sums needed for tho wants |
of the government and for the protec- '"
tion of American labor and capital, and
having thus gainod enormous wealth,
are willing to pay largely to tho republican
campaign fund for tho promise of
th? continuance and increase of such
rlutt AU . wkiAW 4 A. ? -
wukivo) n uivu m KJBIV'UI VI ^
bounties to monopolies under the false
pretense of protection to American in- dustry.
Third. A host of unscrupulous contractors
and jobbers who have grown j^jj
rich upon public plunder and are ready jB
to pay tithes of what they have aoquir- I
ed in order to avoid all risk of being flfi
called upon to account for tho evil 9j
methods by which their wealth has fl
been gained.
Fourth. Corporations which, having
despoiled the publio lands by the aid of
corrupt agcncies in the republican party,
believe thoy will be compelled to
give up their ill-gotten gains irthat
party is driven from power, and are
therefore willing to keep it in place by
giving it a percentage of their unrighteous
This committee has not troops of of- ;
fice-holders at its command. It will not 1
agree to sell the future legislation of I
Congress for money paid now into , its I
party treasury. It will not promise im- .X'
munity to thieves. It will not -'contract
to uphold any corrupt bargain heretofore
made by tho republican party- with
any corporation ior an mo weaitn xvnicn g
such corporation can offer. It appeals f
to the people against ono and all of M
these opponents thus corruptly banded ?
together against the friends of good
government. The number of MV thcso gj
opponents js small, hut their wealth is -fl
great,' and it Vrill bo unHcfuptiloualy
used. / P
An active and vigorous campaign mnst
be made ag&inst them. Their paid ad- ' -'S
vocates must be root, and defeated in de- 8
bate upon the platform and in discus- E
sion in tho newspapers. The organi7.a- |
lion of all wfop are oppMod to them |jj
must be perfected in ey$ry state, city i S
itnd county in imjuland. ' S
Money is noeafed to do this honest *g
work. Your committee, refg&ing to ad
dopt tbe methods by- which the rtpub- ^
lican party fills its treasury, callsupon
all good citisens for tfriti aid which it re- ,
quires. It invites and it wili welcome
contributions frojn ?very honest man ,
who is opposed to tiro eweflon of James
G. Blaine as p rest don t? 4 No contribution
will bo ajocoaptod; too small.,
Wherever a bnnk, banker or postal
money oirder offtco can .bo found, tho
means exist f6r placing at the disposal
of tho treasurer of this committeo tndividual
or collective contribution's in aid
of the great cause in which Wo aro engaged,
or money may bo remitted by
mail to Chariot* J. Canda, treasurer. at IX
Wost Twenty-fourth street, New
Whon victory is achieved over tho unscrupulous
combination which is now
endeavoring to thrust James G. lU.iina
Into the presidential dfllce, the rezordod
list of such contributors will bo a roll
1 of honor such as no other party ift this . wQ
country has ever possessed.
Our opponents cannot ho saved
didate to sponk to assemblage* of jfoo
people.. The man wfco wroto Ihe Fifth- ?
?r letters vrlU rietor bo tho choice of
Nrtion^l Democratic ^ Kxceuti vo -^1

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