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JOB PRINTING ROOMS A TRIAL. ELEGANT. WORK At Moderate Price THE SENTINEL i IS THE BEST i ADVERTISING MEDIUM 'tin the City,, : , BECAUSE IT HAS I LARGER LOCAL CIRCULATION , THAN ANY OTHER PAPER I 1 . II - I II , ' ESTABLISHED IN: 1868. ''KSl A NORTH CAROLINA FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE, IN THE STATE AND OUT- SOBSCRiPTiOi. PRMJE. , ' ' - . ( rtn TEAR 9i.d0. VOL. XXX, NO. 33. WINSTON, X. THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1886. , PRICE 5 CENTS I.. ...v . - - I - - - , AT DAN'S MOUNTAIN. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPOND ENT TAKES A JAUNT. , . The Scene of the Cleveland-Folso in Honeymoon The DeKalb'Monument The Dnnkards. Special Correspondence of the Sentinel. Dan s Mt. Aug. lb. Up here, to night, one can lie back and reflect without interruption. The whole of Alleghany or Alleghany county is swept by those gentle mountain breez es one so soon learns to love. It is perhaps one of the richest counties in the State of Maryland. There is one distinguishing feature, aside from the superabundant mountains, with which even Nature has blessed Alleghany, and that is, its contrary river. Every river in the State joins - Chesapeake Bay, except the Youghiogheny. Nat urally enough, "long before Oakland or Deer Park, near its source, became known, the river received its name be cause "running the contrary way." The mounts, the peaks, the cliffs, the slopes, and hills all belong to the range that marks the Western boun dary of North Carolina. Perhaps the fresh, pure air beating against the face of the Western North Carolinian is carried up the Allegany to the Wes tern Marylander. The Blue Ridge, nearer Winstou-Salem, cross Maryland to the East of Alleghany county, 30 or 40 miles away. But we started to reflect. THE DE KALB MONUMENT brought a great crowd to Annapolis, to-day. We were there, and saw the magnificent sculpture unveiled. After having been whirled miles away from theCapitol of the State, we lie back on the summit of Dan's Mt., and re flect. We might reflect on this age of progress years ago it would have taken two weeks to make this zigzag journey but we only have time to say a few words. We should love to hug Dan's Mt. all of our lives, but that is as impossible as hugging some thing better. The DeKalb monument will lend additional interest to Mary land's CapitaL One of the last comic features of Congress was the accusa tion that Annapolis was "commercial ly dead." Annapolis, proud, old Cap ital of proud, old Maryiand, with its plain but dear old State-House, its Governor's Mansion, its college, its seminary, its academy, its shipping, with its historic associations, its fre quent visitors, and its oyster trade ! And to-day, when access was obtained by land and water for the troops, the orators, and the spectators, Annapolis seemed alive in something more than commerce. DAN S MOUNTAIN, where we pause but a few days, is in Eastern Alleghany, and one of a doz en in the county, sporting names no man can interpret. It is nigh, within sight of Cumberland, swept by the breezes of the Alleghanies on the northwest, and followed by the Pota mac and B. &. O. R. R. on the south east and west. From its peak may be seen the richest scenery in all Mary land. Its fellow-mountains to the west rise up in their majestic ruggedness, and lend grandeur to the scene. Fa mous summer resorts meet the eye. Beautiful glade lands, here and there through which many a deer has fled, call up hunting scenes of the past, even remind that there the Lenni-Lenape once had their wigwams. , Every, rock and every tree are historical. Deer Park, that second Paradise, alone could contribute to a volume. But richer, more abundant, are the tradi tions of Alleghany county, going down with traditions of Western Maryland. Dan's Mountain, in its traditions, is richest of all. THE SIXTH MD. DISTRICT embraces Alleghany county. This is the District which Lewis McComas, whom The Sentinel had occasion to commend during the session represents in Congress. It is regarded as a close Republican district. Mr. . McComas, though a warm Republican, owes his success to great personal popularity. Personally, there is not a more win ning, and what is better, a more man ly, membe. in Congress than Lewis McComas. He resides thirty-odd miles A-mv. TV...'.. k r i d: j. i leghany county went- Republican in 1884 by over 600 majority. Cumber land, the most prominent town nearest Dau's," is safely Democratic; in faet, most of the towns in the vicinity enjoy like security. , From .sources such as these, it is learned that the sixth dis trict of Maryland will never go Re publican again. Of, course, the exu berant sanguinity of mountaineers must be - taken into consideration. There i nothing against McComas, but the Sixth district has stood out -Republican, alone, long enougli. HK. AND MftS. OKOVKK ' CT.KvAl.AND have immortalized Alleghany county, perhaps almost made scref the 8pot on which .they began ih-ir married life. OaKlanl or .Deer Park, r any place in Alleghany, from glade to hill, is ruitabie lur a honeymoon. Erery recreation known to mountain sum mer resorts may be enjoyed. The mountaineers still speak of. Mr. and Mrs. Grover; Cleveland, and have treasured up no small number of jokes in which the bridal couple figure. Even Dan's Mt., though not a summer resort, rich in its wildness. affords some inducement to those contemplating the nuptial plunge. There are young men here nowt who-, would have brought somebody with them, if somebody" had consented to come. Worst of all, per haps, there are young women here now who would have come with somebody. EXCAVATING if somebody had come with them. It is always so; one-half of humanity never 1 understands the other. When Grover Cleveland beheld Dan's Mt. his soul was moved. He swore : '"If you were a man, I'd have you in my Cabinet." To which . Mrs. Grover Cleveland very quickly replied, "You have me now, and that's enough." THE DUNKARIW are a feature of the adjacent county, namea ior v asmngti n. it is here the famous battle of Antietam was fought. Antietam Creek and South Mt. mark the battle-field. It was in the forest around Dunkard's church or chapel that the battle was thickest. This is really the Blue Ridge region, though most and name seems applica ble. Down a few miles is that rich and unsurpassed scenery of Harper's Ferry. Washington county is not so AROADK RAILWAY STATION. WFIEN COMPLETED AND IX OPERATION, UNDER BROADWAY. NEW mountainous ; it. ha. what is known as the Great Vallt-y; it Boil larks some of the tew disadvantages next door. Its whole pattern Iwirder is mountainous, rising so high that st blue ride may lx wen milee away. The Dunkards. and othr religious colonies, with a rich, healthy country and every facitiiT thriving1 beyond de scription. v Shadow. Th nn:r.w- it-M-k i ; ud iiofiuin. From five ibindrtH AWjuiw. Congr! adjoin ited n Thurdii. VAT)ti n 4 !T TXTV. ITT t VO iiuivr OA LIU X AlO. ODDITIES' OF. TARHEEL CIVIL.I- V ZATION. Y-TJ'iCH Incidents that Could Happen Nowhere . Else But In Tarheelia A 3Iail Car rier Mistook for a Preacher, etc. etc. The mail carrier between this place and Mt. Airy has various styles of 'ye-j hic!esNfor conveying the mail. He is fixed . also for carrying ; passengers when any wish to travel with him, and he can also fix for. not .'carrying passengers when there is none to car- FOIi THE ARCADE RAILWAY, UXDER BROADWAY, NEW YORK ry. His calling is often mistaken by strangers whom lie meets on the road. Sometimes he is taken for the advance ao-ent of a circus, and sometimes for a candidate for ofSc?, " while a good many take him tor a singing-school master. Saturday he was accosted by a man who wanted to know it' he was going up the country to preach.. "Preach !" he exclaimed, "thunder, no, I'm going up to meet Bill Minish, get the return mail and 'swap a few' with him. Git 'long Sal, what do I feed you Government rations for but to do Government work." And Sal got, while the old mail carrier haw haw'd and he he'd at the idea of be ing taken for a preacher Salem Press. Last Thursday there was an old lady from Brindletown in Morganton and upon being asked how crops were in her section she replied: "What corn wasn't drowned out took on" brash erowth and. now that this drouth has sot i . about the time it gets ready to shoot it'll .fire! "Lenoir Topir. : We fell into unintentional error, when it was too late to take out cer tain article in this wek'i aper. We thought it was a c-d fMStlt h:it :!; persons think it i. a very w tough', nnw." ,We are truly -sorry for it. Whenever any local item or commu nication in ur kamli i- in doubt as to its propriety, we will submit the same to some eminent men for approv al or rejection, before we will priltthe same. -Ex ' Columbus Rippyand SkiffMcCurry fought on Thurday with pine knots and steel yard " P." After a prelim inary quarrel, McCurry struck his an tagonist with a steel yard " P,"' then Rippy returned the compliment with a pine knot which felled to the ground McCuny. Both were hurt and swore out state warrants against the other. McCurry with a frescoed head is in .SEE jail and Rippy gave bond for his trial next week at Couit. Shelby Aurora, ODe of Asheville's popular city un dertakers drove through the streets Tuesday with a very unique sign of his profession, a haudsome new coffin with a couple of watermelons resting upon it. The Citizen says the combi nations was rather suggestive, and so impressed the public. Little Dan Haynes, of Newton, was monkeying with a rooster last week and it stuck its spur into his hand. The little fellow is suffering from blood poisoning. IJaeoln Press. The colored people here believe that Bertha Cross' body can be discovered by placing her clothing in Broad River where she was drowned and that her dress will float and stop at the ox act . epot where her body lie. This experiment was tried in vain ci Tues day by a large party of her colored triends. - Her body has not y-t Iwon found. Shelby- Aurora. ;. , -- A Chunk of Wisdom, v j: From the Coumbu Times - Swell headed young men skirting out on life's journey are funny things especially it they have a Utile learn A TRIP TO PITTSBURG. FROM NAG'S HEAD TOTHE GREAT IRON CITY. A North Carolinian's Journey, and Some of the Many Thing&vThat At tracted his Attention. Special Lorretpondcnce of Hie Sentinel. Pittsburg, Pa... Aug. 16. Our last ended at Nag's Head. We now bid farewell to "the sounding sea" and are en-route for Nortolk, which place we reach by the N. S. R. R. in time to board the elegant palace steamer, Cav K j p. SIXTH PAGE.) olinu of the Bay Line for Baltimore. Norfolk is growing'and improving rap idly. Here they have the most pow erful compress in the world it reduc es three ordinary bales of cotton to the size of' one bale. So we can form some idea of the number of bales one of those trans-Atlantic ships can take from our shores to Liverpool atone load. Immense brick structures are goiug up constantly and many other improvements are contemplated. The whistle of the Carolina gives the signal and we cut loose from Nor folk. Many places of interest are passed, and the cell at Fortress Mon roe, in which cx-President Davis was confined is pointed out to us. The sail up tne beautiful Chesapeake' is lovely beyond description ; for the breezes are gentle and the movement of the steamer, while it rapidly ploughs Y )!IK. fxEusivr i ) the almost tranquil waters, is scarcely jH I VV'I iwji. C? W til ITTH? IIS .JV ouo machinrey and gliding its motion. After a night's r--freshing plumber, we steam into Baltimore at 9 o'clock n. !.,- amid a perfect forest of towering masts and pennants gaily streaming ahovrships from every quarter of the trlobe. To briefly mention oil the point of interest to be seen in this city of ntoiv.-.mentj" would itself fill my letter, so will hasten t . the magnifi eent dejt -.f th B. & O. R. R , and take the cers for Pittrburg, Penn. To board one of these western bound trains affords one an excellent opportunity to study human nature. It is compos ed of twelve or more coaches and each one is crammed and jammed with ey ery imaginable specimen of humanity. English, Irish, French, Dutch, Poles, Swedes, Indians, Chinese and Negri es. Male and female, rich and poor, old and young; babies, parrots, song birds, monkies and dogs. Our train is the !"limited express" with only a few stops before reaching Cumberland. With a snort and a jump we are off for Washington ; here we get a view ot the monument, the tallest structure in the world, the Capitol and various public buildings. Again we are off and are thundering toward Harper's Ferry. From the train is seen John Brown's fort and other places of his toric interest. Now the scenery is grand ; the Potomac ha.- dwindled to a mere thread. IKtv Stonewall Jack son crossed yondr :; battle was fought. All along throt'go this beau tiful and romantic coumry the "Stars and Bars" were carried, v.iih varying fortune, by the veterans of the '"lost cause" until furled forever at ApjH) mattox. As the train spoils aLng, canal, river, valley and mountain are seen at a glance. From some cause the train is an hour behind time and I can say nevei did I experience such "rapid transit." Wiu.liug along the banks of rivers whof-e muddy waters are struggling over rocks ll.rty or iiity feet below aud turning curved so sud denly we had lu hold on with both hands to keep from flyiiig out the windows (the rate was about 0 miles an hour) is soiiK'thir.g to disturb the equilibrium evt.-n of the- mosi experi enced tourist. Cumberland is rcaclied, however, without accident and wc change cars for Pittsburg. Fortunate ly the new conductor apcars more rational and the speed is not so fear fully fast. The country eccms to grow wilder, more rugged and romantic. The train flies along at forty miles an hour, through hills and over valleys now plunging into tunnels of mid night darkness to emerge as quickly in the sunlight to again behold wood ed mountain peak and spreading val ley. Anon the walls of bare rock rise an hundred feet at our very side; again we are leaping streams or fol lowing their serpentine courses; now Hashing past tovwis and villages seem ingly hanging upon the hillsides so in securely that tlirj merest breath would percipitate them t, the chasm below. Nightfall overtakts us within fifteen mibs of Pittsburg. Now we are in the coal and natur.il gas region look where we will, to the right to the left, fires are burning, iron works, Coke works, Bessemer steel works, natural ga : weels ( the tubes thirty feet high) blazing twci.ty feet above the mouth of the tube. Such sights cannot be witnessed elsewhere. On, on we go and teach Pittsburg itself a perfect panorama of light. This is a wonder ful city, with its vast and varied in dustries. Its population is estimated at over 200,000. The inexhaustible supply of natural gas which is being utilized now iu the place of coal is gradually relieving the city of the smoky, dingy :ip,;s :;rance which once gained for the j'L.ce the name of "hell's oven with the lid oil'." The people seem prosperous they are certainly energetic The finest horses and cuttle arc here. Everything is push and vim. Machinery is used for every possible purpose. Shipments are made to all parts of the civilized world. This is indeed one of the great cities of the earth. W. C. D. A N. C I'rcuflier i. i'lilladclpliia. From flu Churlol'c Ohscrrcr. Our yonng friend, liev. Mason W. Pressley, is giving the Pi.iladelphians some good sen tout. ; n l the papers of that city continue to report them. His latest subject was : "The Suprem acy of the Pres- for Good or Lvil." " Is the suprnmacv of the press for good?" said Mi- Pressiey. "The press is the hei-aio ft!'c. gospel and the greatest preaching agency the church has evt r liKit, and it may be presumed that Mr, I- puigtou Mr. Tal mage do more good through it, than directly from the. p.. ipit And now may F ask, I.- i: ... or f,r evil?" Yes, it is. In ?!:e 'f'tlie devil i it just its potent tor evil a.- it is su prenscfor good in ?! bends of God fearing, conscieii: i(-!i - men. Why the BIhcK l.alc of III., Kcreamed. From the Jiichincnd Ihspatc'n- It is now in or.Ier f'cr Logan to re mark : "Ikuov.td war with them Mexicans was eminent , that's cause why I introduced my bill to increase the army." War Averted in tbe Went. From the Mount Giitod Ionian BcjiJiter. It is a mistake to put spoons in the holder handles down. Congress Costa th Conntry Denr. From tl WVliamxpart Grit. It is nonsense to say that talk is cheap.