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i. ' ml " ^ i ' ^ liiU*?... ^ VOL. I. ABBEVILLE, S. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17. 1885. NO. 88. Richmond and daxvillf. KAILHOAD. P*f*engtr J)*p?rhn*nt.?* iOii and after May 10th, I8N5, pussfijior train service oi> the A. and C. Division will be as follows: XorthtcnrJ. Xo. 51* N'a. 5111 Leave Atlanta fi 00 p in V 40 a ui arrive (Jainesvillc S OS p in 10 32 a in J.ula a 8 33 p in 10 55 a in Kabuii Oap junc A. 9 18 p in 11 25 a in Tuccoa c 9 53 p in 11 5f! a m Seneca City d .. 10 5G p tn 12 51 p ui Clrcenville V 12 27 a tn 2 23 p m Stiartimbiir;/ 1 42 a in 3 34 n m (iuslouin g 3 50 n ill 5 2G p ni charlotte A 4 40 a in 6 10 p in Southward. N?>. 50* No. 52t Let re Charlotte. .> 00 a in 1 OU p m arrivcGastvnia 3 50 a ni 1 41 p m Spartanburg 5 57 a ni 3 34 p in IJreenville 7 IS a m 4 50 p ui Scneca City 8 54 a tn 6 27 p in T?ccoa U 5 j a m 7 20 p hi llabun (>ap junc.. 10 37 a ni 8 22 p in Lula 11 07 a in 8 4'J p in Gainesville . 11 S3 a ni 9 20 p tn Atlanta 1 40 p in l!30pnt Express. tMail. Freipht trains on this road all carry passcnB?rs5 passenger trains run through to Danville and canned with Virginia Midland railway to all eastern cities, and at A tlanta with all lines divcrgiujr. No. 50 leaves Itichmonil X 25 p in and No. 5i arrives tberu 4 10 p in; 52 Icaverf Richmond at 2 00 a in, 53 arrives thcro at 7 00 a. in. The local freights *top at above stations from 20 to 30 minutes. Buffet Slecpithj Cars without ehattye: On trains Xos. 50 and 51, Now York and Atlanta, via Washit.gton and Danville, Greensboro and Aslicvillo; on traiun Xos. 52 and 5tf, Richmond and Danville, Washington, Augusta and New Orleans. Tlirmiffli tirkots un k<i!<> nt .. Charlotte, Greenville, Seneca, Spartanj burg and Gainesville to all points south, southwest, north and east. A connects with X. K. railroad to and from Athens; b with X. K. to and from Talluluh Falls; e with Kl. Air Line to and fi om Klberton and Bowersvillo; <1 with llluo Hidpe to V. and from Walhalla; e with C. and G. to and from Greenwood, Newberry, Alston and Columbia; .7" with A. & 8. and S.. U. Sc C. to and from llendersonville, Alston, A*c.; <J with Chester and I.enoir to and from Chester, Yorkville and Dallas; h with X. C. division and C? C. & A. to and from Greensboro, Italcigh, &c Hkkki.ky, Supt. 3f. Slaughter, (Jen. Pass. Agt. A. Ki. lilvcs, id V. 1*. and (Jen. Mun. SOUTH CAROLINA RAILWAY COMPANY. ; Cotnuieneiiijf Sunday. Mar 21th, IHSS, at 0 05 a in, PaftHengcr Trains will run ns follows 'until further notice. "Kaatern tinitr:" Gnlvmbia Dicitivtt?Dailr. Loave Columbia 0 30 a m 5 27 p in Due at Charleston 11 05 a in 9 10 p in WEST?DA IL T. Leave Chariest on 7 20 a m 4 20 p in' Due at Colombia 10 45 a in 10 00 p m C*m4<* DivittoH?Daily exeqit Sundays. ^eave Columbia 9 .10 a m 6 27pm us Camden...* 12 14 pm 7 42 pin . ***T OilLT, KICin 81'KWAY. -, Leave Camden . 7 00 a m 3 35 p ni Due Columbia. 9 25 a lu 10 00 p m I Auyvrta I>!ri*io*?Kiist Daily. ) Y.eave Columbia 0 30 aiu 5 27 pm ! Due Augusta 1140 aoi 10 33 p ni i WEST DAILY. Leave Augusta 6 05 a ui 4 45 p in Due Columbia 10 45 a m 10 00 p in , C** Htelioa* Made at Columbia with Columbia and Greenville railroad by train arrivimr at 10 45 a. in. and departing at 5 27 p. m.; at Columbia Junction with Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta railroad by same train to and from all points on both roads. At Charleston with steamers for New York u Satarday; and on Tuesday and Saturday with steamer for Jacksonville and point* on 8t. John's rirer. Daily with Charleston and fliunnali Railroad to and from Havannali and all points in Florida. At Augusta with Georgia and Central rsiil roads to and from all points West and South: at Blackville to aad from all points on Barnwell railroad. Through tickets can be purchased to all points South and West bv applviugta I). Mi'Qukkn*. Agent. Columbia. S. C. John It. Pkck, General Manacer. U. C. Ali.kn, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Ag't * COLUMBIA AND Vy GREENVILLE RAILROAD, n and after October 5, 1884, Passemikr tmTrains will run as herewith indicated upon this road and its branches. ' - Itailtf, txtfpt Sit ad at/#. No. M. UP PASSENGER Loave Columbia B. (!. Junc'n 10 45 pm " ' Columbia c. A (I. I > ' 11 10 p m Arrive Alston 12 10 pm " Newberrv ~ 1 13 j> in Ninety-tfix 2 47 j> in Greenwood 3 09 p m Hodpes. 3 33 p m Helton 4 40 p m at Greenville A 05 p m No. 52. DOWN I'ASSENGKlt. Leave fircenrille at 9 50 a m < Arrive Helton 1113am Hodge* 12 23 pm Greenwood 12 48 pm Ninetv-Kit 1 32 p in Newberry X 02 p m Alston..*. 4 10pm - Celumbia C. k G. I) 5 15 nm Arrive Columbia SC. Jnnc'n . 5 HO p in r SPARTANBURG, UNION A COLUMBIA UA1L HOAI>. NO. 53. UP PA.SSKS'GKK. Le*r? AUton 12 52 p m " U ui?n 3 55 p in " Spartanbury, S.U.AC.depot. 5 50 p in NO. 52. DOWN PA?8KNOKK. L? v? Sp*rt'g It. A I). Kcpot .... 10 35 a in Bpart'g 8. U. A C. I)upot ..10 50 Am " Union 12 50 p m Arrive at Alston.. 3 40 p in LAl'RENS RAILROAD. Leave Newber-j 3 30 pm Arrive at Lauren* C. H...; C 50 p ni Leave Laurens C. II 7 40 a in Arrive at Ncivberrjr 11 10 p m ABBICTILLE BRANCH. Leava Hodge* 3 45 p in Arrive at Abbeville 4 45 p in Leave Abbeville II 00 a in Arrive at Hodges .-.12 00 pro Leave Belt on ; 4 45 p m Arrive Anderson i 1ft p m " Pendleton.. 5 5(5 p ni " Hener a e ft 40 p nj Arrive at Walhalla 7 OH p in v Leave Walhalla 8 SO a m Arrlro fleaeca ?15ani " Pendleton.. 9 52 a m ** Aadernen 10 3.1a m Arrive at Belton II Oft am COXKKCTJOXS. A. With South Carolina railroad to and from Charleston; with Wilmington, Columbia and Auffunta railroad from Wilmington and all Minta north thereof: with Charlotte, Columbia a ad Augusta/ railroad from Charlotte and . ail point* north thereof. B. With Aaheville . aniSpartaaburjrjiailradd frAm and for pofata t ia Weatern'K; CaroiihA.,C.' With Atlanta and CharUtto div Richm6ad a?id Danville railway for Atlanta and ?U point* ?<>utb and weak_ Standard Kanter* Ttmt. i v - O. R. TALCOTT, Superintendent. ?<?.' <v *" M. tjnuonTBa,Oen f Paasengcr Act. D. Ci*dwj?ll, aaa't Gen'l I*aaB. Agt. nOXDKXSKI) TIME CARD U Magnolia Passenger Route In oiled March 15, 1rt85. GOINd SO I T 11. Lenve Laurens "a 20 a m f8 30 i " W?terliM? (5 06 a in V 55 i " Uri'i'iiwiiiiil 7 00 n ni 2 15 | Arrive Augusta 10 45 a in 7 45 | Leave " 10 50 a ni 10 00 | Arrive Atlanta .6 40 pin f> 40 ? Leave Augusta 11 30 a ni Arrive Mean fort fi 20 p in Arrive 1'ort Knynl 0 35 pin " ('halc&inii 5 50 pm " Savannah 7 00 pm " Jacksonville 7 00 am GOING KOKTII. Leave Jacksonville 50 pin 44 Savannah C 55 am Leave 1'orl Royal 7 35 am 44 Ileaufort 7 47 am 44 (.'liar! cston 7 50 am Arrive Augusta 1 50 pm Leave Atlanta f8 20 Arrive Augusta C 16 Lea ve Augusta *2 30 pin 6 15 Arrive Greenwood C 10 pm 11 40 " Waterloo 7 04 pm 3 30 " Laurens 7 50 pm 4 40 *l)ailv f Daily except Sunday. Tickets on sale at Greenwood to all poii :11 lllinntril rul?M lifiirlrniri. ?l<i.?tu>l < ?' nation. Connections made at Um'iiui with C. 4 U. It. K. K. T.Ciiaui.ton, (i. P. Augusta, (la WILMIXtJTOX, COLUMUIA AND A (SIT8TA UAILKOAI). (Suing Son h no 48 No 4l Leave Wilmington 'J 30 p in 11 10 jj Arrive at Florence 1 oO i m 2 20 a Arrive at coinmbin 6 40 n hi doing North No 43 no 41 Leave Columbia 10 00 p Leave Floionce _. .4 50 i> in 1 62 a Arrive at Wilmington ... .7 40 p m 0 10 a Train no. 43 stops nt all stations. Nos. and 47 stop only at lirinklcy's, W'hitevil Remington, Fair Iiluft', Marion, Floren Tiininor.sville, Sumter, Camden Junction a Kastover. Passengers for Columbia and points on c a o it it, c, c & a it h, Aiken Jut lion stnd nil points beyond, should take no. night express .Separate Pullman sleepi for chrcrlestmi and Augusta on trains 4H a 4<. All trains run solid between chariest aud Wilmington. ^TL ANTIC COAST LINK, PASSKNGKH OKI'AUMM KNT, Wilmington, A". (Jf?y J7t/i, JSi FAST LINK between Charleston a; Columbia nntl lTpper South Carolii CoKllKXMKII 8CUKIIUI.K. UOLNO IfOI tovatv*. ? wmrn* AAi 7 25 Mtu I.v Charlestou Ar. 9 30 | H 40 ' " ....Lanes 44 8 00 .9 47 44 44 S muter 44 0 4ii 10 55 |im Ar Columbia Lv. 5 27 3 0J " 44 Winnsboro ... 44 J 48 4 I? 44 4* Chester 44 * 44 5 :JH 44 44 .... Yorkvillo 44 100 6 25 44 44 ....Lancaster....'. 44 9 CO 5 01 44 44 .... Itoek Hill 44 2 02 6 10 44 44 ... Charlotte 44 1 00 1 IW> j>ni Ar Newberrv Lv 2 6ft j 3 0.1 44 Creenwood " 1 08 6 44 4i 44 .... I.aureus ' 44 930 i i 19 44 44 '....Anderson 44 111 48 6 Wt> * 44 ....Greenville 44 10 10 8 50 44 44 ... . Wulhnlln 44 9 05 4 30 44 44 ....Abbeville 44 11 10* 3 30 44 44 ....Spartanburg 44 12 15 7 1 5 44 u ... Hendersonville . 44 7 00 Solid Trains between Charleston and Colui bia. S. C. I. F. 1)1 VIN K, T. M. EM KUSON. 1 i>_.. ? v* V-11 mi|j I,. MLM1 1 1 Nf). SI'ARTAXIIURO AND AS1IKVILLE RAlLROj* On and after Apr. Oth, 1885, pasnens trains will bo rnu dailr. except Sunday, I tween Spartanburg uud llcndcrsonvillc follow*: UI? TRAIN*. Leave It. A 1>* Depot at Spartanburg 4 00 p licavn Spartanburg-, A. L. depot.... B 10 p Leave Saluda 6 20 \> Leav? Flat Rock 7 00 p .-trrive fleiidcraonvilie 7 15 p DOWN TU.41N. Leave IleuderKimville 7 00 a Leave Flat Rock 7 15 a Leave Saluda 7 50 a Leave ir Line Junction 10 15 a Arrive R. & D Dcjait Spartanburg. 10 20 a Trains <in this road run by Air-Line time iJotli trains make conneetinis for Colamt and Charleston via Spartanburg, Union a Columbia: Atlanta an?fOharlo?!e bv Air Lii JAMKS AVDKRSON. Superintendent T. I*. THOMSON. J. W. TI!OMK<] IJIHOMSOX & THOMSON, Attorneys at Law, ARIIKVIM.K. S. C. flSiF-Oflice in renr Mr. Loo's. June 8th, 1885-tf. 100 g L.'MABHV, Atornoy ami Counsellor at Law. ARKVII.I.R (!. II., S. C. Office formerly occupied by Jud Thomson. tf-50 I.. W. PKRIUK. T. I*. COTHRAJf. pEURIK k COTIIRAS, Attorno3'K at Law, f?l Abbevillo S. J^UOENE H.GARY, Attorney and Counsellor nt Law, 53 Abbeville, 8. JAMP.S S. PKRIUX, Attorney and CounHcllor at Law, Abbhvii.i.k, C. II., 8. C. tafSo. 1 O'Neill's Range. Jan. 28, 1ftA5-tf . 5: nunr* n. iir.ai uii?ii* w m i jJKMPHIIX & CALHOUN, Attornejs At Law, Abdkvim.k, R. C. Will practice iti all the Courta of t State. 54 V! JJENTRAL HOTEL, Mkh. M. W. Thomah, Propriotress Broad street, Augusta, Oa. 4'\ THE FALL OF GLADSTONE. ItcKlfcnntion of tlic Liberal Ministry * Announced?Thin Action Taken Aftor a Prolonged Cabinet Session. London. June fl.?4.30 p. in.?(Jladi m 1 tm stone lias just announced the resigna- 1 | J" ion of tlio Cabinet in the Mouse of 1 jin Commons. I 111 A Cabinet council was convened at 1 noon and was in session until 1.15 o'clock. It is understood that 'ho situation was thoroughly discussed, and it ' was decided that in view of the defeat ' last night it would be inconsistent for ' the members of the Cabinet to remain 1 longer in oflice, and it was resolved 1 that their resignations be tendered to ' pill '-'1C Quucn at oi'C-. um The report of this decision of the 1 Cabinet hps caused a feverish feeling on 1 piu the Stock Exchange, and consols have 4 ,)m declined 3-1(5, while Uussian securities f t8 are lower. On all the provincial ' iti- Kxchanges the weak feeling in financial ' "|l1 circles is more marked. ( AN OVATION TO OKAUHKONK. U- London, June 9.?Mr. Ciladstone a few minutes after four o'clock this af- , II * "m tcrnoon entered the House of Commons. 1,1 His appearance was thai of a firm man, r perfectly undisturbed. He at once pro- j 11,1 ceeded to the Speaker's desk, and enIII in tered into conversation with Mr. Peel. During the conversation the Premier cts was evidently in bright spirits, and Iuj t *jj was loudly cheered by the Radical mem- 1 ?c- hers of the House. When he seated ^ himself in his usual place his very self- ' iul possession seemed to enthuse his adrnir- 51 on ers and the chamber was fairly rent with L cheer nfter cheer, and the applause be came an ovation. At last Mr. Gladstone 1 arose in deference io the greeting, lie ' said that the Cabinet, on assembling to- c it* ... - "r" 'Jay, thought they were under obligation ' to submit u dutiful communication to ' the Queen. [Cheers.] It would be f N? premature 011 his part to enter iuto par- a ticulars concerning tlio nature of that !>?? communication just now. He would 1 ?? say, however, that, as on former occa- Jl || sions, a few days must elapse before the r ? result of that communication could be * || arrived at, so as to be made known to c ? the House. During the interval Mr. I " CiladhtfTtie concluded the House would I J!" follow its usual custom in refraining ?? from the transaction of its ordinary bus- * || mess, and he would iiio.'j that the'House << on rising do adjourn until Friday. 1 || Sir Charles l>ilke, president of the * " Local Government board, speaking at t H7I the Citv I-thornl CM11I1 thij i?'.n>inr? r ferring to the events of the lust twenty- ( lt four hours, said there was one event so * gratifying that it was hardly possible to i men lion it without emotion, numely, the u Lp extraordinary reception wliieh the Lib- ( rer erals in the Houso of Commons gave '?* their groat leader this afternoon, when he (Gladstone) came down to make the announcement that all except he would t iii m make. [Cheers.] Etiquette forbade t m him to add anything to Gladstone's < JJ,1 statement, but the Liberal members of 2 the House of Commons were deeply m m moved by the appearance of Gladstone 111 In such circumstances, and received him m with a warmth of enthusiasm unsurpassed and unequalled in his (Dilke's) experience. lie believed that the ?c. whole country endorsed this feeling. Gladstone's mind was uncrainped and unwarped by time and age, and he was K ' now in complete sympathy with the advanced Liberal section. Kven mora than before he was the greatest Liberal leader ever known. sttitvivouk of the l>l8!taki.i cabinet. London, June D.?The attendance at prayers at the opening of the House of ~ Commons this afternoon was unusually large. The report that the ministry had resigned had been circulated pretty thoroughly throughout the metropolis, and great crowds of people surrounded all the entrances tu tho Parliament 1 buildings eager to catc'i a glimpse of tlie ? ministers when they should enter, or to * hear reports bearing upon the impending ? events. It was generally understood be- ' fore the meeting of the* House that Mr. ' Gladstone would move its adjournment ? until Friday, in order to enable the Govq eminent to communicate with the Quoen concerning the crisis and the wisest ,t methods of meeting it. The members t of the Commons, beforo tho prayer i hour, stood about in the lobbies eagerly t C. discussing the situation. 1 The Standard, in its evening addition ( to-day, says it believes that tho result ( of the Cabinet council was a unanimous * decision affirming thb necessity for res- c ignaiion by the entire ministry. \ The Karl of Salisbury his been in ) conference with Sir Stafford Northcoto. t It is expected that the surviving mem j ;* bers of tho last Disraeli Cabinet will 1 hold a meeting and consider the situa- t tion and their own resp9nsibility in the t premises. i THK NKXT PKKMIKII. j he London, .June 0?Although Glad? stone's statement in the House of Com- 1 mons this afternoon did not contain any < direct announcement of resignation by r the Cabinet, the terms he employed, < being those which havo invariably been < ) used on similar occasions, wore taken to J . ' . indicate tlmt resignations had been do- |j cided and tendered to the Queen. Con- ( servatives are devided on the question of | the expediency of assuming power. The majority of tlicm favor trying the w experiments It is expected by the To- s, ries that the Marquis of Sulisbury will t< be reaily by Friday next to accept an invitation by the Queen to form a pro- w visional government. It is rumored that S| Mr. Gladstone intends to entirely ab.'nlon political life. The Government j| lave notified the different offices of the ? nfernal revenue department through jj ,he United Kingdom that the odd?- tj ;ioiial duties on spirits have been aban- r) loned. n] Lord Randolph Churchill was asked .his afternoon if the Conservatives s| kvould form a government. He an- g, ?wered : 4 Most certainly." Lobby gossips mention the Marquis of Salisbury for prime minister. Sir Stafford >?orthcote for chancellor of tho exdioouer anil I.nril Rnin1nli?l? Phnm-liill or secretary of State for India. Gossip* ilso say that Sir Michael Hicks Beach ivill have a prominent place in tlie new Cabinet. The IVoursea on, tho Continent ^ vere considerably agitated by tho re- ^ >ort of the resignation of the Gladstono . . . ii ninistry. TilK XKW MIN'IS I'llY AXi) ITS 1'OI.IOY. <.j Lonoon, .June 9.?It is reported that J lie Conservative leaders at a conference his evening decidcd to accept oflicc r( f'he follow ing is a forecast of a portion u ?f the new Cabinet : The Marquis of ^ Salisbury, prime minister anil secretary >f State for tlie foreign department; jj *ir Micliaei Hicks Reach, chancellor n) ?f the exchequer and Ifeadar in the tl louse of Commons; Sir fttaiTord Nortli:ote (who will go to the House of Lords.) ord president of the *e6uncil ; Lord tj Randolph Churchill, secr?ftary of State sj or India ; Col. Frederic^ A. Stanley, j ;ecretary of State for war, ^ The new ministry will attempt no neasures calculated to givo the Liberals tf l chance to gain a victory. They will ecast the budget in |\- ? '. xnce with he vote of the House. ?. when the stiinates ?rc passed will' dissolro Par- I' iainent. The Farnellitos count ?... he apsing of the coercion measure. Tljfe ministerial circle takes defeat | vitli .equanimity. It its supposed that he Cabinet, in'view of^tlns tendency o disruption and internal discord, were d filling to take advanatge of the chance V o resign. The crisis postpones indefi- si litcly the settlement with Russia. The 01 Conservatives will adopt Karl Gran- o ille's frontier convention, but will 1' nsist upon stringent guarantees again t 11 . further Russian advance.?SVeirs and fi Jout'ier. R 0 A Ball In a Chiua Shop. ;i| London, June 10.?The chief diflicu!y encountered by the Conservatives in ^ heir discussion regarding the formation f a ministry, says the Pall Mall Qaz- ^ :e!U is the problem what to do with Lord " laudolph Churchill, lie claims to have ^ lone much in the work of destroying 11 he Liberal government and demands ^ lis share of the spoils. It is apparent 01 hat the older Troy leaders regard him is troublesome and somewhat danger- w >us to have around in national circles. The Pall Mall Gazette intimates that ^ i polite effort will be maye to get rid of lim. If the Conservatives form i ivAVnrnnntnt lm will i? -? ' - K )C requested to go to Ireland, if ?ot to succeed Karl Spencer as lord lieu- ? enant, then as chief secretary. Tho sort ^ >f tuik which is already being applied n ,o the young leader is something like H his: '*You certainly prefer duty to r< nere ambition, therefore you should ac- C1 sept this difficult and dangerous post. Dare you to accept it ? If you accept. ^ hen, whether you succeed or fail, you rill at least prove that you possess ^ jreat qualities of intrepidity and self- ^ tacrillce, which are among the- greatest *' jifts possessed by popular statesmen.'' ^ <ord 1'andolph is very susceptible to ^ lattcry and he might prove a great Irish Cl coventor. h Nnrthcoto Tor I'mmier. London, June 10.?A private deputa- w ion of Conservative members of Parlia- ^ uent waited upon Sir Stafford Northcoto ind the Marquis of Salisbury to-day, ind urged them to refuse office. The *tj Marquis of Salisbury stated that if the juecn called them they must form a Q Government. He would support Sir |( Stafford Xorthcote as premier, and he t ixpecU-d that the Queen's commands g< rould place Sir Stafford in that position. ^ The quietness that has prevailed in he stock exchange throughout the ^ >resent crisis is traceable to tho public _ P1 jelief that the Conservatives must main- #) ain for a longth of time a continuity of ^ he foreign policy. A similar impression ^ s prevalent on Kuropoau bourses. ,j, Harlingtun Summoned to the Queen. |) L?ni>on\ .Inne 10.?-An official order h ivas issued to-night closing Windsor a< Castle lo the public after to-morrow, al rhisisasure sign of the advent of the ur )ucen. As Windsor is only thirty min u ites by rail from London, the return of Her Majesty will greatly expedite pub- p rjj; ic business at the present crisis. The Uteen has suiiunoned the Marquis of Iartington, secretary of State for war, i> Balmoral Castle. It is not known bother he is summoned as a reprci?ntativo of Gladstone or is to be invited i form a new Cabinet. Ijord Ilarting- 1 >n seems to be in 110 lmrry to comply ' ith the summons ami has not yet tarted for Scotland. 1 London, June 10.?The Marquis of I Iartington had arranged to go to Hal- ' loral last evening instead of Gladstone, ut the plan was abandoned. The fact 1 >at ]Iartington remains in London is jgarded as an indication of the early ' rrivnl of the Queen. London, June 11.?Lord Ilartiugton 1 tayed in London in obedience tan tele- ' ra n from the Queen. The Ministry Advised to Stny in. i t it 'i'u- m ? - - - ' Jil>.-MIII.N, illllli: XI. 1 111? JLllllCSy COI11icntingon the fact that since the tlivi- ' ion ;JO or 40 I/iborftI absentees have ' eel arc J that they would have voted " | ith the (ioverninent, says that the linisters ought to reconsider their deision, and if they cannot justify to the ueen and country a course which will 1 irow public affairs into c-jnfusion find ?volve the Slate in grave dilliculties .il onie and a'oroad. the}' sheuld not re- j S'1- 1 \n Ofllciul ConnnrviiUve Statement , London, June It).?Mr. Gladstone still ( mains in London, -t is believed that < le Queen will return from Ilulmoral on | aturday. 'I'lio announces, by authority," that the Conservatives, , ' entrusted by the Queen with the formLion of new ministry, will undertake , le duty. The Queen Clinics to CJIadHtoue. Lositon, June 10.?It is rumored that | ic Quecli has sent a telegram to (Jlad- i tone requesting him to reconsider his i ecision to resign. There is no reason, i owever, to believe that (iladstone will, j nder existence circumstances, consent \ i resume office. i IMl'OSINU ON THK CABINET. ( nfluential Names Bolstering Petitions of Drnnkanld and Ilognes---I)emo- 1 crats who are Hampering the Cause or Keform. 1 IN'ew York $un.} ' V?"asiiin*<it?ix, May ?The Colora'dcT [. legation which slunk away froin the /hito Hons.' on Wednesday after a mrp 1 from Mr. Clexc'and. is uly one cf several delegations of Demthat h..ve meanly swindled the t ivsident and the members of'liis Cabi- i lit by recommending unfit uien for of- , ce. The number of Senators and | eprcst ntatives and Governors and , olonels who have lent their influence id signatures to aid unworty men to , L't ofhee is past belief. The ovil has j ccnme a vary serious one. The Ad linistration has -boon embarrassed and j indered at cevry turn in making changes i office by the bad work of those very eniocrats who are loudest in compluin?g that the Administration is too slow. , iTcre it to act on tho unprincipled reammendations these men have made to , without taking time to investigate, it 'ould become involved in such scandal lat it would he overwhelmed at the ill elections. There are many parallels to the decepons practised by the Colorado and lentuckey statemeu which have led to le revocations of appointments in those tates. The shotgun Postmaster of opiah county Mississippi, whose resigation has been called for bv Mr. Vilas as foisted upon tho President by Hepisentetivfc Barksdale. Attorney-Genral Garland, it is said, was nearly en apped recently into appointing to ofce a man for whoso arrest for horse tealing Mr. Garland, as Governor of Ar ansas, offered a reward. A remarkale exposure of an attempt to palm off n unfit applicant occurred in 'Secretary tanning's office the other day. A , 'nited States Senator had in tow a man onfiruiod in intemperate habits whom ; u was pushing for an internal revenue ppointment. A gentleman from the CU - 1 1 Al. _ lino nuue, wno Knew uie applicant, ( ront to see the Prosident, and laid the iota before hiin. MI wish you would lay the facts before ' le Secretary of the Treasury," said le President. The gentleman reached the Secretary's ffice to Hnd the Senator and his bibu- , >us friend in consultation with Secreiry Manning. He called tho latter per- , jnage aside and said that tho candidate 'as a drunkard. "Well" said Mr. Manning, ''you say ou can substantiatoyour charges. Suposo wo settle the matter right herei nd bringing the three Yisitors to* 1 ether he told the gentloman to state i is charges in presenfco of the candidato. < 'he candidate wiltod, and confessed i lat the charge was true. IIo withdrow is application and retired with his Sen- ! toriul friend. Tho lattor Wan not at all i bauhed by tho exposure, and re com- i tended another man, who provod to be I nder indictment. * In another case when* a Treasury ap- * ointmont was made on the re common- 1 tin lion of several Congressmen, Secretary Manning learned, after the cominision had been mailed, that the appointee had been indicted for quite a serious offence. A dispatch demanding liis resignation forthwith nipped ai.other scandal **n the bud. An apj lication for an important place in the ia:lway mail seri e is pending befoie I'ostmaster-Gon[ ral V 1 s, which bears the i.a i.e; of Con gressmen and Judges and business men i?f Ohio. The man they rcconiuicndcd was a defaulter and the men who recommended him know it. There are scores of such cases in L'vcry department which require the most careful scrunity before appointments can be mn> c Letter |and pit'Jons have become almost valueless, so care% * less have public men become in lending their names to everybody who ask for them. The infirmity of some statesmo i in this particular lia< become so thoroughly understood that their names almost create suspicion of the unfitness of the Applicants for whom they vouch. OI K LETTER BAG. I Uoo<l Crops in Edgefield?A Curiou* Chicken. iCorrospondcncr of the News and Courier.] Hikok Spins<t,Juno 8.?Our farmers liave had (en days of fine weather for! killing f?r.\ss, and they have inipio "ed Lhe opportunity. Our crop* of corn Mid cotton arc generally in excellent condition and are looking well. We do iiot think more ilinn a hnlf crop of oats will be harvested. The health of our community is remarkably good. Mr. Levi llykard, of this place, has a curiosity in the way of a chicken hutched this spring, whieh is now eight weeks old and is thriving. It has one head, two wings, four legs?two well formed?and two tails. We do not menu to intimate that it is an uncommon tliirnr fnr nur c)iirton? tn lmv? mm Kami Of *v v v,,v ,,VWM mid two wings, but having those thoy I generally have two legs and one tail. The above is not simply Mr. llykard's, tal<*, but the writer vouches for thetruth .of it, and does not want another i tail to the poor chicken. Mr. Itykard i? taking special care of it, and wants to improve the stock, especially if it turns < mil to be a hen cliieken and will lay two L'ggs at a time. JAHRS 1>. FISH. He is Fiery in Court oik1 Curses Plentifully. lly Telegraph to the Ciu'oniolo. Nsiw Yoiik, June 10.?The examination of .James 1). Fish, Kx-lVesident o( the late Marine Dank, was continued toitr. o lay bofore the referee at the Ludlow jail on behalf of J ulian S. Davie.*,receiver of Grant Sc Wa^d, to discover whether or not any of the tracts of land mul buildings owned by Mr. Fish were purchased with money secured from the defunct finn. Fish was stubborn and testy. The lirst question was as to the number of lots owned by Fish in Chicago. Fish said they were purchased by him during the past three years, and lie became angry when asked if they were purchased with money got from Urant& Ward. He blurted out: "Don't ask such damned foolish questions." When questioned as to his stock operation with (?rnnt & Ward. Fish answered: "I ba<l thousands and (thousands of dollars worth of stock stolon from me/' lie was very vigorous in his denunciations of Ward's mining scheme. "I bought stock in a mine from (irant A Ward," said the witness, "but it was a swindle. 1 bought and paid for many mines which only existed in the imagination of Ward. I was induced to take noiu 01 mo warn siueiier, mil uar.i.s brother told nip they never had u smelter." IIow about the Mora mine? Witness was nuked. "The Mora Mine was one of Buck Grant's" was the reply. "That was a damned swindle, too. The individual next door (Wanlj can give you valuable information on those things." To other questions witness only replied: "Why don't you examine the gentleman n jxt door?" "Well" replied counsel, "you issue a subpoena duces tecum and we will bring him. "J?st bring him in and he'll gel a black eye and a broken noso,', stuttered Fiah, and be looked as if he would carry his threat into effect. The examination was adjourned indefinitely. Bernhardt at Hiiro'* ISior. From Life, London, May 28. Ono of the first arrivals at Victor Hugo's residencs, when hit* death - became known, was Barah Bernhardt, and the ipparation of a litho female- figure, clothed from tip to toe in white, emerging from a brougham amid forest of irhite roses and camellias, created ^o little surprise to the orowd collected round the gate, as well as to the aorrowing rel itivos and friends withia^ Doha Sol had donned for the occasion the traditional romantic mourning of Quoena of Prance, and fttyy succeeded^ by her pretentious eccentricity in creat '-'V \.y. . ing nil the effect she counted on. This was thu first theatrical noto struck, hut it willl swell to a chorus when the pageant at the Arc do 1' Ktoile, during the exposure of the coffin, more especially at night, comes to realize to the full French iilons of meretricious display. Yet could be mo e iivertft? to the poet's love of simplicity than such barbaric pomp. The "paupers's hearse" on which, in defence to his written instructions, his remains are to be earned, will only ad<l to the sensational impression It is no secret that the introduction of such an incongruous feature in the ceremony has been decided on for this reason, the contrast between the assumed humility of the funeral car and tho splendor of the other details of tho obsequies being so striking?a good coup de theatre, in fact, Paiis' under the Republic, is more Cuhotin-villo than ever. Brick in Ancient Rome. [Brick and Tile Review.] Though an ancient Roman boasted .hat he hud found Home brick and left it marble, the former has generally superseded both marble and all other kind of stone, and even here in the heart of the iron industry complaint is tnade that owing to our sulphurous atmosphere it costs more to kec;p iron painted and free from oxidntion than it is worth, and there are more brick than iron fronts in our heavy warehouses. The Greeks though celebrated for th*?ir work in marble, understand the value of brick, and did not allow thou to be used until seasoned for five years, and their quality certified to by a magistrate. The Hontans were skilledjnjtheir manfact lire, and the bricks in the hatha of Titus and Caracalla have withstood the "tooth of time" better than the stones of the Coliseum. They introduced the manufacture into Kngland and left specimens of a deep red color well burnt, and at this date better than those made by English worken in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The Dutch made better bricks in the mediaeval ages than the English, and ? specimens of Holland brick are still found in some of the old Dutch housea ot New York. ^ In Asia the industry aeeras to have boon followed at a time beyond, perhapa, - tnc stono age, ana cite Chinese gave the face of their brick the texture of porcelain. The ancient Peruvians made bricks so well that a scientific Spaniard thought there must have been some secret in their composition, which had beon lost prior to Spanish occupation. End of the t'alhoM Salt Litti.k Uock, Abk., June 7.?Tho litigation in the famous Calhoun Land Company suit has terminated in the Federal Court. Judge Caldwell, sitting as a jury, found that Calhoun was entitied tq his salary and the disbursements made, and decided for the defendant. The amount found for Calhoun was about $7,5(X). The Calhoun Land Company owns and operates seven large plantations in Chicoc County. They asrzresrato 7,500 acres, of which 4,500 is in culti* vation. Nine hundred negro laborers are kept employed and several large plantation supply stores are conducted under the company's managcnment. The concern was organized in 1882, under the charter of the Florence Mining and Milling Company, of Hartford, Conn. The principal stockholders are: F. W. Dunton cashier of the Austin Corbin Banking Company, of the New York; 1'atiirk Calhoufi, Atlanta, Ga: John C. Calhoun, Arkansas, and W. J. Hebre, Thomas F. Ward and others, of New York. Three hundred thousand dollars in bonds were issued and sold in Europe John C. Calhoun was made prosident and given exclusive management of the plantations at a salary of $7,500 a year. In January, 1884, Calhoun resigned. The company claiming that- there wu no contract with him, refused to pay the salary for 1883 or to allow him for disbuscmcnts for the company's benefit, and sued him for $8,000, alleged book accounts and security. Gordon Redevivus. London, Junk 9?A dispatch from Cairo says some excitement has been created here among English officials and MuSitonto l*tr (tin nwivnl Af * V?I??V II ?(? UJ KIIV Ml I ?? ? *? VW|?%|1 *HVI" ohant from Khartoum. He states that ho witnessed the capture of Khartoum and that immediately after the massacre of tho garrison, K1 Mnhdi demanded the head of Gordon for - a trophy, but his warriors produced tho hoad of the Aus* train Consul, Mr. Han Bad. Wh6n the mistake was discovered, a second search was infdo for Gordon, bat K1 Mahdi's followers were unable to find any trace of the hero of Khartoum. They found* ^ . several other Europeans but no documents wore found on their clothes to sho?^y>at either of them was General * Gorddn. Tho coptic says that it la poa* aible tbfct General Gordon, seeing that all wM l<*t, may have escaped south.