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GIVE THE SENTINEL JOB PRINTING ROOMS A TRIAL. ELEGANT WORK At Moderate Prices. THEsENTINEL IS THE BEST i ADVERTISING MEDIUM In the City, I BECAUSE IT HAS A LARGER i LOCAL CIRCULATION ' THAN ANY OTHER PAPER I v. i ; . 'vrA- rr OTP c J A Jt ESTABLISHED X8CS3- EDWARD A. OLDHAM. Editor and Publisher 1 A NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE. IN THE STATE AND OUT. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE. PER YEAR, tl.60. VOL. XXX. NO. 29. WINSTON, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 22, 1886. PRICE 5 CENTS "' r ' I... i '.7l ' ..T THE NATION'S CAPITAL. ASHEVILLE AND THE PRESIDENT EXCHANGING COURTESIES. The Gist of the Week's News in Both Houses of Congress A Kind. Word for Gen. Cox. Special correspondence of The Sentinel. "Washington, July " 19. Grover Cleveland and the citizens of Ashe ville ha7e been exchanging courtesies. Grover Cleveland refuses their appro priation to erect a court-house ; he sees no necessity. The citizens ot Asheville repudiate the message a cit izen sends in response; they see no necessity of insulting or offending the President ot the United States. The result is this, the citizens of Asheville retain their confidence in Grover Cleveland, and Grover Cleveland re tains his confidence in the citizens of Asheville. This is very pretty. It shows, as The Sentinel has often shown, that the mass of the people have faith in the purity of Grover Cleveland's motives, the honesty of his heart, whatever course he pursues. THE SENATE passed the Mexican pension bill. Con sideration of the river and harbor bill was resumed. On the Hennepin canal provision, which was passed, Senator Vance voted in the negative and Sen ator Ransom in the affirmative. The . i ,i .? question oi Horizontal reduction on -Jthe bill upset the dignity of the Sen- ate Deyona description. 10 ine om releasing Georgia, Senator Hampton presented an amendment releasing all States from the direct tax, and refund ing so much as has been paid. Sever eral premature disclosures of the next act in the comedy of railroads cause widepread merriment. THE HOUSE Eassed Senate bill to erect public uilding, in Jacksonville, at cost of 150,000. Also, bill to amend Sec tions 3151, 3362, and 3363, Revised Statutes, relieving tobacco manufact urers. Also, bill to amend Sec. 3314, Revisec Statutes, abolishing commis . sions of collectors on distilled spirits. Representative Wheeler, of Alabama, presented resolutions expressing the sense of the House as being against adjournment before educational as ' sistance has been rendered the States. Abram S. Hewitt delivered a niaster r. ly speech against the Marine resolu tion, reviewing the condition of public finances at length. THE INTERNAL, REVENUE measures adopted by the House last week are the subject of considerable gossip. Democrats feel very happy, as it is regarded as a step in the right direction. On the other hand, Re publicans appear dissatisfied, and pre dict a different reception for the meas ures elsewhere. Of course, nobody expects Republicans to favor any thing reducing taxation or abolishing burdens. From the passage of the Excise Tax Bill down, Republicans have studiously sought to burden, in stead of relieve, a suffering people. THE -QUESTION OF TAXES, . weighed in the light of the duty the government owes its people, discloses a tyranny which would have long since caused revolt in any country whose citizens were not so patriotic as ours. In fact, the real tax-payers : have been the victims ot a gigantic political engine whose object was its own perpetual motion. When this political tyrant and tennist was crush ed, a suffering people looked for re lief. It did not come ; it ha; not come yet, but it must. It may be un- ' fortunate that the sophistry of Protec tionists has alarmed careless thinkers, but the arm of Democracy must re main firm, and hold the tyrant down. THE TARIFF AGAIN y upsets the minds of everybody guilty oi its solution. In plain words, to ex press general sentiment, Morrison is crazy and Randall crazier. This, hard though it may seem, is their reward for respective endeavors to solve what Pig Iron Kelly swore wasn't solvable. Ordinarily, men thus defeated would do something better than court defeat -. again. But here are Randall and Morrison, unconscious of the wounds they have received and the political death that awaits them. The men who have let these gentlemen assume a leadership at an age and condition entirely unsuitable. maj now read a Wesson long since apparent, and that is, t this country wants positive Represen tatives. POLITICAL CAPITAL has been plentiful this session. The' tariff question lias given illimitable . scope. Republicans intend to make ' the country believe that the Demo . crats ' never had any ' intention of re vising the tariff, but let Randall and .- Morrison present their own sweet . " views to disarm suspicion. It may be (juite hard to convince souiebwly that this iiu't the truth. True, against Re ' ,ui!icuiirt there is the rascality of 24 years, hut it is a rather old couiplaiul iiov.. "Tla?- Republicans. can refer to the living present; the Democrats, to the dead past. Of course, there is the Republican Senate to be attacked. But between Randall and Morrison and otner freaks of Democracy, Dem ocrats will have their hands chockful. REPUBLICAN SENATORS deserve the severest condemnation for the littleness that has recently char terized the Senate. There was a time every schoolboy could regard the American Senator in the light of old Roman virtue, spotless and above the petty tricks politics. The Republi can Senator of to-day is worse than human ; he might be forgiven for be ing human, but he should be stripped of his toga for being a pot-house poli tician. This day, this hour, he is set ting the rising generation an example true patriotism abhors. REPRESENTATIVE COX . between his efforts on behalf of Civil Service Reform, and his own honest methods, is enjoying the reputation of a conscientious, spotless legislator. It is something every mau in congress does not enjoy. Rep. Cox has at all times been on the side of pure politics and true Democracy. Shadow. SENATOR VANCE'S DISCOVERY. He Finds that George Jones can Lie Faster than Truth can Contradict. Senator Vance writes to the. New York Sun as follows, condeming the late slanderous article published by the New York Times: To the Editor of The Sun Sir: On Sunday morning, July 4, th 5 New York Times contained a prehistoric account of my speech to be delivered the next day in Tammany Hall, and replied to its arguments before they were made by giving a list of sixteen members of my family rejoicing in the name of Vance, for whom it is said I had procured office under the Gov ernment. This was to account for my hostility to the Civil Service law. On Tuesday morning, the 6th of July, the New York Times contained the very slightest notice of what I had said the day before, and accom panied by a column of very course and vulgar abuse based upon the same statement concerning the list of my supposed kindred in ofhee. Some commentary upon this seems to be necessary. Judging from the temper evinced by. these attacks I should say that I hit the editor of the limes very hard when in my iamma- ny speech I characterized the Mug wump as a man who fought now and then on either side, but lied very steadily en all. I think I am justified in this conclusion, for when you fling a rock at a dog in the dark it is gen erally safe to say that you hit him if you hear him yelp. Now I am aware of the unwisdom, in a general way, of engaging in a wordy waretare with a partisan news paper, which recognizes to some ex tent the principles of manhood and fair play. And I know that there is nothinging more dangerous than to ac cept such a controversy with such a paper as the limes. Ihe average Mugwump editor, one of those fellows who assume to reform public morals and to walk on that Jiigher plane far removed from the earthly taints of partisanship, can lie, in the interest of the public good, faster than truth can contradict. Nevertheless I. must be permitted to say that the circumstan ces combine to render these gross at tacks upon me a most becoming and edifying spectacle. It accords, with the eternal fitness of things that a great political and moral reform should thus be led by a common liar. It is well known to the editor of the Times that this story of my having so many kindred placed in office has been time and again, refuted, and is utterly without foundation save as to two persons, my brother and my son, who is my private and confidential clerk. Nearly every other person mentioned in that list is unknown to me, and of whom I never heard of un til the list referred to was published in the New York Tribune. They are all Republicans, and " obtained their positions under Republican Adminis tration. One at least, is a Florida carpet-bag negro, who obtained his position as a reward for his infamy as a member of a returning Board by means of which the Great Fraud of 1886 was perpetrated.' aud he is retain ed in office, I suppose, to illustrate the beauties of civil service reform. If the charge should include it, I will state that I have a son also in the army, a position to which he was appointed wiuioui my Knowieuge or solicitation by that excellent and courteous gentle man, whom I grieve to know is lan guishing upon a bed of suffering, ex President Authur. The notoriety of these facts, even if they had not been known again and again in the leading newspaper of the country, was sufficient put upon in quiry as to their truth any honest man in the land. Let me .suggest t the editor of the Time that the juan (Concluded at bottom of 4th column) A TARHEEL HERMIT. KILLING HIS RIVAL AND SHUN NING SOCIETY. A North Carolina Recluse Who Turn ed His Back Upon the World Mur derous Revenge. A New Berne correspondent writes : In 1815, just seventy-one years ago, John Armstrong was born near Wil mington, in this State. He was the only son of a well-to-do farmer and re ceived an ordinary common-school education. At twenty years of age he became enamored of a young woman named Carrie Scott, daughter of a far mer who came from Virginia, and who purchased the land adjoining the land of Armstrong's father. John's love seemed to be reciprocated, and he lived on in blissful anticipation of a happy future. For two years he was assiduous in his attention, and the wedding day was finallv decided upon. There was no happier man in the Stat of North Carolina than John Armstrong. The eventful day arrived. John arose early, arrayed himself in his wedding suit, and, in company with a few in vited guests, set out for the home of his expected bride. On the way he was met by a colored servant, who, in a few words, told him that Miss Carrie had been married at 7 o'clock that morning to a northern gentle man by the name of Samuel Opdyke, and had started on a wedding journey north in a carriage. ' For a moment Armstrong was par alyzed with astonishment, but present ly recovering his self-possession, ' he looked about him upon his wondering group of sympathetic spectators. Then, without uttering a word, he put-spurs to his horse, and, leaving his guests still in the road, soon disappeared in the distance. He was never seen again in the neighborhood, and al although every effort was made to dis cover his whereabouts, they invariably proved futile, and finally the com munity settled down to the belief that he had committed suicide.. " " A MURDEROUS REVENGE.- VV Years passed away and the circum stance was forgotten. His father and mother had died, and, although John was the legitimate heir to the estate', an uncle took charge of the farm un til he should be found. - One day dur ing the war a Federal officer," to es cape capture by a scouting party of Confederate cavalry, took refuge in a swamp. In wandering about be be come bewildered, and penetrated still deeper into the gloomy recesses of the great forest. He suddenly came face to face with a man armed with an or dinary shotgun. "Hullo, stranger, who be you ?" "A soldier who has - lost his way," replied the officer, seeing that con cealment of his position was imposs ible. - ' "Not one 'o us, I guess?" queried the man. . No, I'm bu officer in the Federal army." ",Well. stranger, I'm no . killer though I'm mighty strong agiu thur Yankees. What might, vr naiau be? "Samuel Opdyke." The man started back and cocked his gun. ."Opdyke Opdyke the scoundrel who "married Carrie Scott and destroyed my happiness." "I did marry Carrie Scott :married her because I loved her. But - who are you, that you should get, so. excit ed over the matter ?" 'Me me why, I'm John Arm strong, ho courted that 'r gal, and she vowed sheloved uie hotter .than xriYthiutr else in tii world. But sue i KEV. SAMUEL WHITE SMALL. deceived me ; her heart was hollow ; she was false to me and now I have my revenge." And he raised his gun and pulled the trigger. Captain Samuel Opdyke fell dead at his feet. . In relating this the old man for he himself told the story became terribly agitated and rubbed his hands in apparent fiendish exultation. "Ah," said he, "that were a moment of sweet revenge. r LIVING THE LIFE OF A HERMIT. For nearly fifty years he has livtd alone in the North Carolina forests. He determined, when-the servant on that fatal morning , brought him the startling and , bitter intelligence that his would-be bride had violated her promise, to forever turn his back on humanity. , The cabin in which he lives he built himself. It is in the gloomiest' and ; remotest solitude of the forest, and were it not for the lit tle garden he cultivates, thus evidenc ing the existing of civilization, would be a dismal " abode -indeed. He en deavors to avoid the society of men as much as possible and is exceedingly annoyed that his hiding place has be come known. He was accidentally discovered by a party of hunters. He is still vigorous for his age, and al though his hair and long flowing beard are white as snow, he walks erect and with an elastic, buoyant step. When he does condescend to talk he is cheer ful and entertaining in his conversa tion, but studiously avoids any refer ence to the female sex. He avers that he has not seen or spoken to a woman in the past thirty years, and has never seen a railroad car or a steam-boat. He knows comparatively little of the incidents of e very-day life going on in the outside world. He is a constant reader of religious and scientific works and an ardent student of natural his tory. He has a magnificent collection of specimens in the entomological world, embracing bugs, beetles and butterflies. He can tell correctly the name and habits or every insect na tive to the neighborhood. He is also an expert with the penknife. Since his abode has become known the boys bring him tobacco, knick-knacks. &c, in exchange for which he gives them crosses, hearts, whistles, etc, which he makes from beef bones. These he carves with an ordinary knife and file 'though the work is slow and tedious. He is contemplating moving to more secluded quarters, and it will not be surprising if. some fine morning the boya will search for John Armstrong in vain. ' ( Continued from 2nd column.) here upon whom that paper relies for the opponents of the civil service re form is not earning his pay. He ex hibits neither originality, fertility, nor ingeuuety i lying, but pretence only. Had 1 (joUen all these kins-people in office, as he say, the man of common sense would nam rally suppose that 1 would favor J the Civil Service law for the sake of keeping ihem there; :"rthat li has proven to be a vertitiie refuge fur the old official barnacle. It is literally; the friend of the incompetent ; which, however, I .hope none who have the good fort-me to hear my name, hap pen to he, Ofoiurso the Ti'nwjwill not puhlieh this r in any nay orect the wrong it hats limn. iIim truth : that would not be reform. ! DotiMles.4 that unfortunate class of mv fel low citizens uhvareso unhappy a to read n other paer will still regard mo. an an enemy of civil service reform 'because I have sixteen Vain.e kinsmen in office. I shall be content, however, if you will pub lish it, and let the rentiers f the San at least know that the story is false, and that I a A opposed to that-jH-etentioiis humbug because I am u Democrat, and as soch I believe that Democratic principles are best administered .by sirat.4 i:: office; .tud anally that I prefer my friend to my enemies, as grali tnde an ! mnion decency enjoin upon all itit-ii. ec--pi oi coor-ie. Mugwump reformer-. ' ttuspiictftiliy TO", ' Wuhmtjtom, July 10. Z. 11. Vakce. BITS ABOUT BURKE. A REGION WHICH ENJOYS 31 ANY OF GOD'S BEST BLESSINGS. A Fertile Soil That Yields Abundantly The Conley Springs Sam Jones to be Present at the Tabernacle Meeting 'Special Correspondence ef the 'Sentinel. Happy Home, N. C, July 16. I have been a constant reader of your most excellent paper for some time, and I have never read in its columns, anything from this section of country, hence, if you will give me the space, I will, from time to time, give you a few "dots," such as I think of interest to your readers from this section of the Old North State. We are located in the Eastern portion of Burke coun ty, on the W. N. C. R. R., at or near "Icard Station," on said Railroad, mid-way between the fertile valleys on the Catawba river, on our North and the rough and rugged peaks of the South Mountains on our South elev en miles from Hickory east, and twelve miles from Morganton, our county "Capitol"(?) west. Our section is VERY broken but fertile and needs only the energy of honest toil to produce an abundance of corn, wheat; cotton and tobacco ; this is said to be the very best of tobacco growing land and if our people would only devote the time and attention, to the cultivation ot this one product that is devoted to its culture, in ether sections of our State, we could cer tainly produce, for the market, as fine tobacco here as could be produced any where in North Carolina. But its cultivation has only been intro duced here for a few years, hence we are yet, ignorant of the possible ex tent, to which this product, could be cultivated in our midst. One new enterprise, long needed has at last been established in our midst, and is destined to prove a suc cess as well as a great benefit to our community. Messrs. Maroney Bros.; of Salisbury have just completed their large and commodious hotel at CONLEY SPRINGS, which is but a few steps from Icard Station. The building is of wood and is 120 feet long, 40 feet wide and three stories high, containing some 40 or 50 well furnished and fitted up rooms all of which are supplied with the very best mountain, water from a tank erected upon the building and which is kept constantly full by means of piping that conduct the water there from a clear crystal spring on the mountain side near by. The life-giving and health-restoring prop erties of the water of "Conley Springs" has already won a wide spread noto riety, and with the accommodations offered by the energetic and iuterpris ing proprietors of the Conley Springs Hotel, we are satisfied that the Springs will be unusually attractive to pleas ure seekers during the present season and we are satisfied that nowhere in Western North Carolina could they go for a few months recreation and health, with the assurance of more happy results, than to Conley Spring at "Icard." The table at the hotel is always supplied with the very best that this and foreign markets afford and the wants and wishes of the guests are carefully watched and attended to by a host of polite and attentive servants. We would say to one and all seeking health, pleasure and recreation that you can not find in North Carolina a more pleasant or healthful spot than Conley Springs. We are not interest ed in anyway whatever in these springs but we have known them for fifteen years and we have heard hundreds speaking of the merits of the water after having tested them by actual ex perience. RUTHERFORD COLLEGE is just one and a half miles north of these springs and we learn from relia ble souce that Revs. Sam Jones and Sam Small will attend the tabernacle meeting, which is to be held there dur ing August, commencing the 19th and continuing for two weeks. A large attendance is expected anJ ample preparation is beiug made to accom modate all who may come. For "forty days and forty nights" it has rained here and yet the earth is not enveloped in water, but it has greatly impeded the progress of the farmers, and large i. uth cncks would be in great demand if the average farmer was able to purchase, as the only means possible to save the crops now is to muzzle the corn hills with crocks and pasture the fields until, it gets dry enough to plough. A few more days of rain aud cloudy weather and the entire wheat crop will be ruin ed. With our hearty good wish for The Sentinel's suceess we close for this time by giving to your readers "some thing new under the sun," in the way of a .; mathematical problem, to solve. A. & B. are partners in busi ness. B. retires and A. collects for the firm, and receives $4.00 from one and $5.00 from another, and reports his success to B. by letter saying, "I collected $9.00 and'l enclose you half the amount," and he sends B. $2.00. Now can any one tell me how it hap pens that the value of. figures here changed so as to make the hull of $9.00 only $2.00. "Something new . Under the sun." When it fairs off and the gloom aud clouds get away so we can see the world again. We will write more about our country and its sur roundings. Alpha. SAMUEL WHITE SMALL. The Young Evangelist Who is Assist ing Sam Jones. The name f Sun Jones is on every lip ; the name of his assistant is not so well known, but he has raa-le himself a factor in the work in which Jones is engaged and hereait -r we will hear of Jones and Small its we heard of Moody and San key. Moreover Small is a convert of Jones, making their collabration still more interesting than it would ordinarily be. Samuel White Small was burn July 3rd, 1851, at Knoxville, Tenn., and received his primary education in that city, but graduated from the High School, New Orleans. To finish his education he was sent to Emory and Henry College in Virginia and gradu ated thence with high rank. Sam's father was a journalist and in addition to this was rich and influential. He was Superintendent of the Southern Express Company and President of the Texas Express Company. The wealth of his father proved Sam's bane. He was led into all kinds of excesses and spent money faster than his father could make it. The young man start ed out in life a3 a lawyer and next became a journalist. He was of a rov ing disposition and never stayed long in one place, although his ability was very marked. Taking up stenography he became an expert at it. He has lived in most of our large cities and spent some years in Europe, where his father's wealth opened to him all ave nues of enjoyment and dissipation. Under the Nom de plume of " Old Si," he won a reputation among liter ary men and became an acknowledged master of negro dialest humor. Un der his old pseudonym he is still writ ing for the Atlanta Constitution. Phy sically he is a nonenty, or at least he seems to be, but it is said of him that he can do more work than those who seem in every way his superior. He not infrequently works all night and this without apparent injury to his delicate condition. As Sam Jones sayf, ho is- a physical phononienon. As an orator he has few equals and his speech on the floor of the Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnatti is spoken of as a model. He has a wife and four children. TIIK LAWYERS. A Strong Point Advanced by Andrew Carnegie. iVcmo in Charlotte Observer. Why, sir, we are told that nobody is fit to go to the legislature except a lawyer, so called. There are sixty-five of the seventy-five .Senators so-calieil lawyers, and about the same propor tion in the House. Doe auybotiv doubt that much of the impracticable irritating, and mean legislation we have is owing to thisact ? Mr. Andrew Carnegie, the rich and philosophic iron manufacturer of Pitts burg, delivered an address not long since in which he gives them this in formation : The profession of law tends ito nar row man by its rules and precedents. The legist is ever looking back. He adopts new ideas slowly and hesitat ingly, and becomes an encyclopaedias of wise saws and modern instances, the modern instances being governed by the wise saws of the past. I It nee law yers rarely become groat statesmen." That is the truth of history fully demonstrated in every department of this government from its earliest days also to the present. Our greatest statesmen were not lawyers who ap proached the capacity of statesmen, were such just in proportion :i9 they were deficient in the law. Then let us have less law and more practical business sense iu our legislatures. Nut tite M.ui to Kick. Fortiiifj Ttcm. At a funeral in North Carolina few days ago the coffin arrived at the grave just as ilie sextou Lad finished inspecting some of the dirt thrown up, and discovered indications, of gold. A hurried consultation was held with the widow of the deceased, and she was asked whether she womK? go ahead and work the claim or fill up the hole on the old man. " I guess we'll take the coffin over to the barn and leave him there for a few days," If there's gold here I want it, and if there isn't any why' he won't be any wuss off. Jacob was no Land to kick, anyhow, and it's too late to begin now."