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THE SENTINEL REFUSES TO STAND STILL! It Does Not Permit a Week to Pass without Producible Afi IMPROVEMENT OR A NEW FEATURE! . -GET- OUT GF THE OLD FL'T AND TAKE A j , LIVE, PROCEESi'ikt'r.r.! i Vhose Contents a;-e nit In..!- j Forked Irao Its Ccl-arin ;": on: a Daily Without A:iy . ARRANGEIRENT OR EDITING. ESTABLISHED IInT 1852. EDWARD A. OLDHAM. Editor and Publisher- ! A NORTH CAROLINA ILLUSTRATED FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE, IN THE STATE AND OUT. I SUBSCRIPTION PRICE, t PER XAR, Vl.aC. VOL.. XXX. NO. 43 WINSTON, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1886. PRICE 5 CENTS. 4 TV 1!T MRS. I.. E. On die Bhore of a lonely island I.n:ne . In the Mediterranean sea, Each night for many a month there shone, A beaeon light over the lea; And ttiany a wight who saw that light, "WouM wonder what it could be! And the struggling ship on the stormy sea. . Thro' the surging waves would ride - Safe into the porfe-for the light would be A steadfast and faithful guide; And the sailors would bow from the good "ship's prow, And say " 'twas the storm king's bride!" But they knew not the fate of the desolate heart That watched by the light on shore; ' 'And each night would kindle the fire that she thought "Would her brave sailor lover restore Eut never again would he come o'er the main He had gone from her sight ever more. But she would not believe that her loyer was lost. ; I ALL, RIGHTS JUST AFTER STORY OF Written for The Weekly Sentinel by Eleanor M. Jones, fif New Berne, N. C. Author of "Mi3 Litllejohn." CHAPTER XXVI T am back again in my mother's arms, with her kisses and (j tears cling ing to my cheek. Back again in ray native element. Away from the dust, from the nariow walls of Belle's city tome, free to ramble at will ; free to breath the sweet fresh air of heaven, and flinging aside the gloomly forbod ings which have oppressed me, I flit about in gladness, and am my old nat ural self once more. Jamie is older, but more cheerful, than when I left. His little girl certainly is proving the sunshine of his existence, may it al ways serve to brighten his poor, dark ened life. Kitty is seventeen, and I find Joel prosperous, famous, and well deseving it all.' He is desireous of moving to town, he intends sending Kilty off to school next year, and doesn't want to bury her when she re turns a young lady, so wishes a home in town. I suggest the probability of getting La Grange, and he says " it is a good suggestion." Sometimes I sus pect he is preparing for a bride, and the bare idea of such an occurence serves to worry me, yet I don't see why it should, as there is slight prob ability of my stalwart brother-in law, ever leaving his delicate -looking wife a widow. The summer days glide by far too rapidly for me, and the time for my work is rapidly approaching. I envy each hour that has passed, and would like to retard the flight of time. Can it be a sign of age, to cling so tena ciously to the present, if so my years will soon oppress me, as even now I feel more advanced, than is natural, I'm sure, at nineteen. You see I can't help being perplexed at our family affairs. Archie and Belle worry me. It seems to me that the skeina of their lives are sadly tangled, and I want to unravel them. I sup pose it would be better to patiently leave it all in wiser hands, and abide the future, but it must be my nature x-o wish to keep everyone straight. Since I am to pass out of Jamie's hands, that is, be of no expense to him this year, he proposes sending Jack, bonny, sunshine J ack off to school, and I have a project, which is to teach music at home another year, and der vote the proceeds to the same object, but I keep my own council, letting things take their course. Mother pays Belle a visit while I am at home, and father returns when I do to keep up with her. Even Archie is enticed away from his present home in- Boston to come and see her. Also to remain until Father and I arrive, thus giving them each a chance to see him once again. It is a pleasure to them, but i to me all pleasure is taken away by his manner, which is boastful and course in the Texteme, partaking of the nature of the low company in which he undoubtedly mingles, Then he never meets anyone's gaze with a frank open look. I think father feels much as I do for he is unusually quiet during his stay, and seems yet more dejected when he has gone. I do wonder if oar erring boy will ever develop into comfort, such things have been and still may be ; or if, some day we will wish that he had never been born. My undefined drad concerning him is increasing to greater proportions, and assuming a definite shape. I fear that one day he will commit a desper- ate deed, that will place him some where great God ! suppose .it should be on the gallows ! AMIS. Though years had gone wearily by, But ever at nightfall would glide to her post, While the light from hf Vntchfire rose high; And still every night on that desolate height Shone the beacon light out on the sky. And thus, age after age, through affliction's dark'night, - . , Like the maiden thnt watched.by the sea. Shall the church of God wait, with her faith's beacon light. For the footsteps that trod Galilee, ' And the faithful, who stand on the world's borderland, How glorious their welcome will be ! For the Ma iter will come in his own good time, ' ' - . . "Though disheartened hie watchers may be. And years may roll by and ages may pass, Still the footsteps that trod Galilee Will in magesty 3tand on the earth's border land, And all heaven and earth ehall see. t ranville Cbunty. ' - ' - - RESERVED THE WAR. THE SOUTH. He doesn't speak of Delacourt with the same amount of friendliness, at which I am concerned fearing there may have been an out-break. I do believe that all my forebordings date from the time, that the fire from his glittering eyes turned into my brain, and his voice pronounced that terrible threat which, sleeping or waking haunts (ray every hour. Doctors, no doubt, would say I am hysterical. I think I am, and will continue to be, until I am convinced that Delacourt no longer inhabits this world, then perhaps I shall be inconvenienced by visits from his restless spirit. My work begins soon after my ar rival, and I enter upon it with more nervousness, than I had anticipated, but it seen vanishes, and I find myself fast becoming a very pains-taking teacher, and although some of the pu pils have no more music in their souls, than blocks of wood, yet the majority endeavor to please, so, upon the whole, my work encourages me since it prom ises to be a success. During the Christmas holidays, Mr. Herrick, who is less reserved with me than formerly, takes me to New York City to spend the day, in com pany with his mother. He tells me it is his fint week day holiday in over twenty years, just to think of it, he has been working hard my whole life-time. What a machine he has been, these many years. Belle Jakes me down to Washing ton City and Baltimore for a few days so when my twentieth birthday arrives I feel quite a traveller, and settle down to hard work much refrfllfhed. Mrs. Maitland, much to the surprise of her circle, who considered her di sease merely a fashionable malady, died last fall, thus freeing me from Conrad's assidious attentions during the winter festivities, in which, for that reason, I now appreciate, though I am still bored by his numerous calls. Thi t, I consider my last year in fash ionable life, so, being relieved of Con rad s disturbing presence, I am deter mined to taste some of its sweets, if there be any, I can't boast of much beauty, but I was never one to under-rate my tew good points, and I am not ashamed to confess I think I have a real fine fi u re, as I am tall, and well-developed, then I have a knack, caught from Belle, of getting myself up quite styl ishly : in addition I am termed a good dancer, and have enough obliging qualities to be willing to gratify those, who wish to hear, by th display of my musical attainments. My accom- j modation is proverbial. lhere are plenty of yng men to pay me attention who wouldn't dream of marrying a portionless girl, but as I have no designs upon them as hus bands, their attention is all I desire. I have never overcome my repugnance to lovers, since the afternoon in Aug ust which originated that dislike, since my too-refreshing bath in our swirtly gliding river Again the balmy spring weather admonishes me of approach of Com mencement, and when I recollect my final departure will soon follow, mmg led iov and sadness come with the thought. There will be partings, rendered more sad, in that no future - meetings are foreseen, like the mountain stream described by Moore. " That smiling left the mountain's brow as tho' its waters ne'er could sever, Yet ere it reached the plain Jbkw, breaks into floods that part fori." to be continued. cjsak's head. CHARMlNfi MKR SPOT FOR SOJOURN. A SUM- Description of the Head and the Sur rounding Country -A Region of Sur passing Liovliness. BY JOHN D. CAMEEO.X '"' This noted point lies about 18 miles to the Southwest of Brevard, accessi ble bv a godd roao, of easy grades and smooth surface, pleasant on wheels or in the saddle. The road from Brevard follows the right bank of the French Broad River or skirts the valley for about five miles, when it begins the assent of Mill hill, which leads, after a devious climb of two miles, to the broad plateau which surmounts the Blue Ridge. About a third ot the way up a sudden "f.-. '" ,- ' " "&itfH VT4' i'J". -sM jj y BOLD HEADLANDS. Table Kock nd Caesar's Head. bend in the road, at a point where tne timber has been removed, exposes one of the most magnificent views in the mountains, more beautiful when it is under the effects of a cloudless sky and transparent atmosphere. Below lay the valley with the windings of the stream through its margin of green corn-nelds, or grass lands, or weed-covered wheat fields, the eyes taking it in for many miles, up and down. Be yond the valley, the foot hills covered with dense masses ot unbroken forest, and rich in their intensity of deep green receeded until their tops blend with the back ground of the high moun tains beyond, the coloring settemng into tender blue and then, sharp against the sky stood out the massive walls of the Lrreat and Lesser Hogback and the sharp cone of the Tennessee Bald and the long line of the many peaked Balsam; and way down in the line, the omnipresent Pisgah ; and then, filling up the picture towards the north, the gentle outlines of inferior mountains and declining slopes and valley fading into distance. At the top of the grade, a small open cultivated valley open on the right through which winds a gentle stream. T . . ..11 . 1 11 !l isut just ai tne ena oi tne vsuiey mis gentle stream changes its nature, and without a word of warning or premo nition of change, makes its headleng plunge to form .the wild and beauti ful falls ot Conestee. We were more impressed with their beauty on our second than on our first visit, perhaps because more patient with that hid eous interpolation of a mill, most un picturesque, poistd upon the very verge of the precipice over which the water tall leaps, a most labor saving suggestion no doubt to him who first used this fine "water power', without a single thought of the marvellous natural charm of the scene. What a spot for a summer resort ! There is just enough open ground for such uses, and all around, the wil derness ; yet a wilderness within reach of the world by the best of natural roads, and near enough to markets to secure every need of luxury or of com fort. The property is for sale, includ insome two hundred acres or more. From Conestee, south, the road is on the plateau of the Ridge, a rolling plain of eight or ten miles broad, from I which, in moat places, all semblance of a mountain region disappears with I the single exception ot the torest growth. xne road toiiows up the lit tle stream to its head, then crosses a low divide,- and enters into the valley of the upper , waters of Little River, a broad flat of halt a mile to three quarters in width, with . much of the original '- growth of white pine and hemlock still standing, many dead and blackened skeletons, while the ground is still only half subdued to the plough, corn or grasses contending yet with yellow patches of fern or green thickets of laurel, and proving how recent the .occupation of the val ley has been. But farm houses are frequent; and there is uninterrupted succession of fields down to McGaha's store, four miles, where the road from Hendersonville comes in. The pros perity of this store is an index to the 1 comparative density ot population on I this broad mountain plain, 3500 feet above the level of the sea, yet in some of its features looking as if it weie standing within sound of the beating of the surf. At McGaha s there is a toll gate, and passing through that, the bridge over Little River is crossed the stream being about twenty feet wide. Half a mile beyond a most unexpected object presented itself open grounds, a large and elegant mansion, large stables, and all the appurtenances of comfortable or fashionable life. We had not heard of it. But it was the Hotel de Gowei'J with large claims to public favor. We met the genial landlord at his gate, and were made the recipient of most cordial hospitality. He is Mr. T. C Gower, ot Greenville, S. C. ; and in this wilderness seclusion he has made a charming summer retreat, and is not forgotten in it. We found among the gnesta Judge Bryan and family. The Judge at the age of 76, after long and honorable service as a United States Judge, in full vigor of mind, and with few of the infirmities of age, has just tendered his resignation; to Eass the rest of his life in the quiet ome. The Hotel deGower will be come favorably known, and the local ity is already attracting , purchasers for the land around. - Five miles from here is Caesar's Head. The countrv becomes gradu ally more broken, and the splash of waterfalls gives token that the plateau is drawing to its edge. And soon we discover through openings in the woods that we can look down into itn mense gorges and peer through im measurable vistas and catch glimpses of far distant headlands ; and then we find ourselves on the neck of a long narrow isthmus, down which we can look into the mysterious depths below; and then we begin to understand the topography of Caar's Head. It is a peninsula jutting out from the line of the Blue Kidge at nearly rignt angles, terminating in the stupendous pro montory of awful fame and wonder, We do not. so recently after a fair co-respondent has given her impres irtnu in lnnorn aca noetic&l and appro priate, propose to attempt to follow her footsteps. The impression ia the same, probably, on all minds. There is powerful emotion awakened by thii consciousness of contrast between the ! mountain and the plain. - The line is snarpiy and leartully drawn; you stand uplifted on the measured height of the one; you look down below on the flat surface of the othor. For, to the eye, all below is a plane. Per spective is lost ; the power of compar ison is gone. Until the mind has time to study, to compare, to learn, to know exactly what it is called upon to take in, there is some feeling of disappoint ment. You are told you are looking down into depths two thousand feet beueath you, and that your eye takes in points 170 miles away. But while the trees below you look like shrubs, and the region below looks for all the world like a flattened marsh, you re fuse to yield to the spell until you have learned better. But you soon learn. You do not have to learn to be giddy as you look into the abyss. That comes by nature. But after a while you begin to take in the immen sity, and then the surpassing majesty of the scene possesses you. On no point along the whole of this mountain coast line is there such ground for observation. The great projection of Caesars Head into the region below brings into view its mag nificent system of headlands enclosing the deep indentations which hide the many newborn rivers. Such a one is the majestic Table Rock, at the mouth of West Saluda Valley, not so high as Csesars Head, not so picturesque in outline, but with more extensive face of precipice, sublime in its color of brown and purple and with its crest of deepest green From near the " Head " are seen all the prominent mountains in the moun tain system ot the South. Ihe Black Mountains are seen far to the north and the Stone mountain near Atlanta, to the South-west, to the east King's Mountain not far from Charlotte, and to the west, Whitesides, Yellow Moun tain and others m Macon ; and inter mediately, the Balsam and other great mountain chains. Caesars Head i. a wonderful object, and its features may be made the proh table and pleasant study of many days. Around it are many objects worthy of rational cariosity, such, as the Kavens cliff and the other falls made by the leap of many young rivers into the plains below. For just here several streams take their rise, such as the three head branches of the Saluda riv er, and Green river, all of which rise on the plateau and tumble down its rugged sides. The Hotel is magnificently placed within a few hundred yards of the Head, and on an exposure command mg the grandest of prospects, while it controls all the comfort and safety of the home. Ihe hotel is capacious enough for any demand, the table ex cellent, and the rooms delightful. The atmosphere has a peculiar charm of lightness, purity, dryness and elastici ty and there is a buoyancy imparted to the feelings rarely experienced else where. Dr. Miles, himself imbuded with the spirit of J,he locality, intelli gent, cultivated, cordial and genial, is in the right place to impart to visitors a full appreciation of the place, both in relation to the enjoyment or its won ders, and to those comforts that are in dispensable to thorough appreciation. We believe Caars Head will grow in lavor, as it must do if it is know as it ought to be. RAILROAD TOPICS. The Completion of the Survey from Winston to. Wilkcsboro. Special Correspondence of the Sentinel. Rockford, Oct. 17 The two corps of Engineers met to-day at the mouth of Fish River, in Surry county, and rfcompleted the preliminary survey of the extension of the N. W. N. C. R. R. from Winston to Wilkesboro. The one comming down from Wilkesboro made 32 miles, the other going up from Winston made 42 miles, making entire length ot extension 74 miles. Maj. Bolton, Chief of Engineers, is here to-day with orders to locate the road, and the two corps, with reversed bearings and back sights, will proceed at once to locate from the point of meeting back to Winston aud Wilkes boro. The engineers speak most favorably of the entire line as furnishing a splendid road bed, and traversing a magnificent section of country, em bracing about GO miles of the adkiu River Valley with interminable forests of valuable timbered land on either side. This road, when compleUd, will de velop one of the finest agricultural and manufacturing sections of the South, and will prove to be one of the verv best feeders to the Richmond & Danville system. Mai. Dade, Chief of Corps now stat ioned here, is one of nature s noblemen a man of indomitable energy, a first class Civil Engineer, and complete master of Topographical Lngraeenng. Rockford. TIIE GIST OF THE NEWS. HAl'PESINGS OF HOME AND THE AVEIiK AKCOAD. Tlie Cream of the Wire Caught tjr fWfme Sentinel's" Careful Cn tlcnser. WASHINGTON President Cleveland sent 8100 for relief of the Sabine Pass sufll'ver. Secretaries Bayard, Kmiioou and Whitney accompanied the President to New York Wednesday. The Presidcut and most of his Cab inet will attend the, inauguration of the Bartholdi statue to-day. , , The President has ordered two U. S. District Attorneys to be suspended from office for participating in politi cal campaigns. Robert W. Alston, clerk in the Sixth Auditor's ' office' Washington. D. C, killed himself with a pistol; ner vious depression is said to have caused the suicide. EASTERN AND MIDDLE STATlfl. Fire at FarmiDgton, Me., caused a loss of 3300,000. Two men were fatally injured by a boiler explosion not far from Reading, Pa. . Two men were run over by a freight train near Bradford, Pa., and instantly killed. The Chief ot the Knights of Labor has ordered a strike iu the woolen mills at Newark, Del. Mrs. A. T. Stewart died in New York Monday of heart trouble aud congestion of the lungs. Arrangements have been made for a daily mail between New York and Havana, via Tampa, Fla. SOUTH AND WEST. A shock of earthquake was tit at Athens Saturday. Slight shocks reported Saturday at Fort Morgan, below Mobile, Ala. No shakes since Saturday at either Charleston or Sumnierville, S. C. Friday's shocks at Summer ville and damaged c.used geysers to open buildings. Silas Laffertv murdered his Iwife in the most horrible manner at Leaven worth, Ks. Geronimo and fourteen other Ind ian warriors are confined at Fort Pickens, Fla. A mob of Poles broke up a Demo cratic mass meeting at Milwaukee, Saturday night. A little girl two years old, was killed and her body horribly mutilat ed by a bear at Cleveland, Ohio. Startling disclosures were made at the examination of some of the officials of Cincinnati charged with fraudlent vouchers. making Two of the Confederate veterans at at the Home in Richmond, Va., were seriously injured while filing a saitte in honor of the President. Miss Winnie Davis, daughter of ex- President Davis, was the centre of at traction at President Cleveland's re ception in Richmond, Va. James Wheeler was fatally injured at Fredericksburg, Va., by the prensa ture discharge of a cannon while tiriug a salute in honor of the President. All quiet in Charleston; a contribu tion of ten dollars aud a letter from President Cleveland was received by the pastor of the A. M. E. Church at that place. Adams Express Co., was robbed on the railroad not far fromjSt. Louis, Mo., by a man who tied and gagged the express agent : about $50,000 in mon ey and valuables were stolen ; tho rob ber made his escape. President Cleveland received a hearty welcome at , the State Fair at Richmond, Va. ; thousands of people were present ; the President made a short address and was replied to by Gov. Lee in a welcoming speech. Germany, France and Russia ige England to evacuate Egypt. S. S. Cox has formally tendered his resignation us minister to Turkey. Prince Waldemar, of Denmark will probably be elected to the vacant Bul garian thr'-ne. At tho warehouse fire in Liverpool, Eng., 5,000 bahvs of cotton and o0, 000 bushels of grain were burned. Turkey has made a contract with a German firm for 12 torpedo bout to be finished within sixteen mouths. A rumor is current that the Czar has consented to occupy Bulgaria ; two Russian frigates are reported at Varna ; the Bulgarian government puts no faith in the reports.