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REF3SES TO STAND STILL! It Does Not Permit a Week to Pass without Producing AN IMPROVEMENT 03 A KEW FEATURE! -GET- OUT OF THE OLD RUT ! AND TAiCE A LIVE, PROGRESSIVE PAPER i Whose Contents are not Pitch Forked into Its Column from a Daily Withou Any ARRA.HiitmENT UR EDITING. fli if iflk fl tin ' : ' ntittfl'Ttnir H mm " ''ESTABLISHED 1171852. J: EdltorRLPnLbluh"l A NORTH CAROLINA ILLUSTRATED FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE, IN THE STATE AND OUT. ywr3 VoO VOL. XXX. NO. 46 . WINSTON, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1886. PRICE 5 CENTS. ALL OVERJTHE STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN NORTH CAR-' OtINA. Carefully Culled From Our Co temporaries and Compressed into Small Particles. , - WAKE. Mrs. T. M. Argo, daughter of the late Henry W. Miller, died -at Raleigh on the 5th. The N. C. Legislature stands: 27 Democrats, 3 Independent Democrats and 30 Republicans; the House; 54 Democrats, 9 independents and 57 Republicans; the Republicans propose to nominate an Independent for Speak er. Col. F. A. Olds, who has long been the representative here of such papers as the Richmond Dispatch -New York Herald, - Philadelphia Times, Charleston News and Courier, &c, will now devote himself ' entirely to his bureau of correspondence and will endeavor to advance in -all ways the best interests of the State and .of Ral eigh, while keeping his papers thoroughly informed as to all news. Raleigh Visitor. NEW HANOVER. Messrs. Williams & Murchison cleared the British steamship Roseville yesterday, tor Liverpool, with a cargo of 4,680 bales of cotton, valued at $201; 240. WiLStar. The creosote Lumber and Construc tion Company, recently organzed in this city, will erect works at Fernan dina( Fla., similar to the works in operation here and owned by the Carolina Oil and Creosoting Compa ny. The iron cylinders, retorts, etc.. for use in Florida were manufactured in Richmond, Va. Col. E. R. Brink will be the manager, with headquart ers ai Fernandina. He expects to re move to that place early in December.- Wil. Star. GA8TON. The Knights of Labor organized five new assemblies in Gaston county last week three white and two color ed. The McAden mills, at Lowell, are being enlarged, workmen being en gaged in digging the foundation for the addition, which will be 125 feet deep. CLEVELAND. The Shelby Aurora states that the arm of Mr. Perry H. Pruett, of Cleve land county, was torn off in the gin of Mr. Mr. J. T Hamrick on the 28th ult., and he died in 8 hours. Messrs. C. G. Washburn & Sons met on Friday night with a $3,000 loss by fire. The fire consumed saw mill, corn mill, cotton gin, two wagons and five bales cotton. Five other bales were half burned by the flames. No insurance. On the same night Mr. S. Humphries lost his steam cotton gin and engine by fire. Loss estimated at 2,000. The origin of the fires is unknown. Some sup pose it the work of an incendiary. Shelby Aurora. HERE AND THERE. The Goldsboro colored fair opens on the 24th. 1;500 Democrats in Buncombe coun ty did not vote. "Aping tobacco factory will be es tablished at Fayetteville. The best oysters sell at Elizabeth City for 80 cents a gallon. A two-pound nugget of gold has just been found in Transylvania. Whitakers, a station on the W. &. W.Railroad is now called Mayonia. The Franklinton Weekly Bays that a vacant lot wa? sold in that town this week for $11,900. Several persons were injured in an accident on the Western North Caro lina. Railroad near the Nantahala. Maj. McClammy had four compet itors in Sampson, but he laid them out to the tune of 1;393 majority over all. ' ' v " -. . ; The Lenoir Topic says there were 94 crates of apples and 42 crates of cabbage shipped from Lenoir Satur day. - '' The Edenton Enquirer has been enlarged to an eight column paper, and is in the line of increased prosper ity. Mrs. M. A. Corpening, of McDowell, took the price at the State fair for the best Jersey bull. She is a business woman and attended the fair in per son;' Senator Vance'B summer home, Gombooom, is in the' wildest part of the Blue ridge and Black mountain country, 2,700 feet above the sea, and eight miles from any railroad. The Richmond & Danville Rail road Company, has made proposals to the North Carolina Railroad Compa ny for a renewal of thej lease of the latter road, fifteen yean in advance of the expiration of the existing lease. A freight train on the North Caro lina Railroad ran over and killed a white man named A. F. Coard, on the night of the 2nd, as he lay across the track near Clayton, Johnston county. - The residence of John Fields, Jr. about three miles below La Grange, on the A. & N. C. R. R. with all his furniture, was destroyed by fire last Sunday. It was insured for 1,250 on dwelling and $250. on the furniture. A fierce contest is being waged by the Newton Enterprise. One dentist accuses another dentist of not having a dental sheep-skin ".and the ' second dentist admits it but accuses the first dentist of disbelief in the divinity of Christ. A special, meeting of the , board of county commissioners will be S held. Wednesday of court week to order an eleetion submitting the question of subscribing $40,000 to the East and West Carolina Railroad. Caswell News.- t . j- - - There was a crank io Shoe Heel on Saturday last giving some incendiary advice to the black people. . He was arrested and taken before the proper authorities, who told him to make tracks. He left, for Bennetts-' ville. Lumberton Robesonian. The Federal Court was in session at Statesville last week. Eight or ten parties from McDowell were convicted of ellicit traffic in whiskey fivm this county. Seven were committed to prison, and the deputy marshal brought Pink Connor and P. C- Dal ton here. Marion Bugle. The old Vance Guards, a colored military company organized in this city while Hon. Z. B. Vance was Gov ernor of the State, which afterwards went to pieces has been resuscitated and is again under command of its former Captain, Green Everett. The company is now drilling almost every night. Goldsboro Argus. The residence of Mr. John Springs Davidson, a brick house and one of the oldest and handsomest country residences m Mecklenburg county, was destroyed by fire, supposed to be incendiary, last Friday afternoon. The? Charlotte Observer says the most of Mr. Davidson's household possessions were destroyed. The house was built in 1788. While crossing: Middle street at its intersection with Broad yesterday morning, Mr. R. N. Duffy was knock ed down and run over by a horse and buggy which was suddenly and rap idly driven around the corner by a colored man. Mr. Duffey sustained severe injuries, chief of which is a fracture of the thigh bone, within the socket, which will confine him to his bed, it is feared for a long time, New Berne Journal. IN SSIAIiL. COMPASS. Gist of the News From Home and ' Abroad. Cholera has appeared at Mayente, France. Ninety-two fourth-class postoffices have been discontinued. The Cabinet discussed the Presi dent's message Tuesday. Prince Waldemar, it is conjectured, will refuse the Bulgarian throne. The Union Coffee and Spice Mills, Chicago, burned; loss $75,000; fully insured. The Women's Missionary Society of the M. E. Church is in session at Danville. The city of Danville will construct a new Iron bridge across Dan river to cost $54,000 The strikers at the hog abattoir, Jersey City, N. J., returned ' to work at an increase of wages. The House committee on appro -priations is expected to meet in Wash -ington on the 22nd inst. - Jessie H. Lord shot himself through the head with a pistol on the grave of his wite in a cemetary in Hartford, Conn. . ,' v -. Evidence in the express car r ob bery in Missouri goes to show that the messenger (Frotheringham) was. an accessory to the affair. " " The strike in the stock "yards at Chicago was ended late Thursday af ternoon; all the men go back to work on the packer's terms ten hours. The National Grange Patrons of Husbandry are in session at Philadel phia, with delegates present from ev ery State and Territory in the United States. Eleven persons were badly burned and bruised by an explosion in a cigar box manufactory in Philadelphia; one young girl is supposed to have been burned to death. No disturbance occurred at the Chicago stock yards; hundreds of new men are employed; a boycott has been declared by the Executive committee of the knights of labor. . REPRESENTATIVE YOUNG MEN, WHO ARK TO SHAPE NORTH CAROLINA'S HISTORY IN THE PRES ENT GENERATION. Scions of a Revivified South Who Will Infuse New Idfe Into Our Political, Industrial and . t , . . Educational Structure. "" ' '- , ; . , . , r , t ' ' ; . ' J . ' PAPER NUMBER TEN. Thomas Dillard Johnson, Ksq., Re-elected Congressman from the OJli District. Hon . Thomas Dillard Johnson, wh ; ,was reeently,re -elected as af member. of the -50th4 Congress .from the, 9tfc J District of North Carolina, ovef-Mak' Malone, Independent, is a native of the Old North State, and -vas bom at Waynesville, in the county of , Hay? wood, April 1st, 1840 and is therefore in the 46 th year of his age.. His father is, William Johnson, a native, of Ireland,- who came to this country jwhen a young man, and his: niotherfis the daughter of Col. ; James Gudger, who was in his time one of the most prom? inent citizens of the county of Bun combe. The present Congressman elect when a boy attended the common schools of his native county until 1853, when he was placed in the school of Col. Stephen Lee hear Asheville, -for preparation tor college. ;" "v , After remaining with Colonel Lee THOMAS DILLARD for four years he entered the . State University and was admitted to the Sophomore class, but on account of failing health he was compelled to dis continue his collegiate course and to leave the University before the end of the session. When the dark days of civil war" came upon the country young Johnson was among the first to volunteer in the defence of his native State. He entered the army in May, 1861, in the 14th North Carolina Reg iment in the Company of which the Hon. Z. B. Vance was Captain. On a re-organization of the company he was elected Lieutenant, and afterwards was detailed by Col. B. W. Roberts a9 Adjutant of the regiment. At the bat tle of Malvern Hill, and while on the staff ef Col. Roberts he received three severe wounds . which long confined him to his bed and from which he came near losing his life. While dis abled from these wounds for field ser vices he was detailed as Captain Quar termaster, and while serving in this capacity in the Valley of Virginia he again lost his health, and had to be sent home to recuperate. After the war he studied law under Judge Bailey and his son W. H. Bailey at Black Mountain and was admitted to the bar in 1867. In 1868 he was nominated by the Democratic party for solicitor of his district, but was counted out by General Canby. In 1S69 he was elected Mayor of Ashe ville, and was the first Democratic mayor of the town after the war. In 1870 he was brought forward as the Democratic nominee for representative of the county of Buncombe in the leg islature, and by an unusually brilliant and aggressive campaign he redeemed the county for the Demacracy by a majority of near five hundred votes over the same Republican candidate who was elected in 186S by a Repub lican majority of near three hundred. In 1872 he Was' again elected to the legislature by an increased majoi ity over Major Marcus Erwin, one of the most iopular and brilliantly 'talented men not only within the Republican party but within the borders of North Carolina. In 1874 he was again nom inated by the Damocracy for the legis lature but private business called him from politics and he was forced to de cline the nomination. "In 1876 when a special gloom hung over the Railroad interests of the West, and it seemed as if the trans mountain section of the State was for- In 1884 he was nominated for Con gress by the largest and one of the Places and ever . cut; off from commercial inter course frith the outside world, - John ston .was again brought forward and nominated for Senator from the counties of Buncombe and Madisou, and as for merly he made a vigorous campaign for . the party and in the interest of the completion o the W. N. C. R. , R. institing that the State should make appropriations of convicts and of mon ey for. the building bfthe road and promising the people that if elected he would, use every effort to secure that end. ; Afid . onthat platform he was triumphantly elected by far the largest majority the district has ever given to any candidate. While in the Senate he drafted, introduced, and ad vocated to its passage the bill which gave to the"W. N. C. R. R., that aid and impetuswhich has insured its com pletion. JOHNSON, ESQ. most intelligent and representative Democratic conventions that ever as sembled in the district. His cam paign for congress was one of the most vieorous and aeeresslve ever made in the State, and his majority at the ballott box over his opponent ex ceeded the expectations of his most sanguine friends. His triumphant election is regarded as a decided and important victory for the Democracy, especially so, as the Republican party concentrated all its resources against him and resorted to most extraordina ry and unscrupulous measures and means to secure his defeat. Capt. Johnson is in full vigor ot his health, and is possessed of extra ordinary energy and capacity for work, and his constituents will have in him a faithful, able and efficient representative. Wllkesboro Snrvey, Special Correspondence f the Sentinel. Sjloam, Nov. 16 Thinking that your numerous readers and especially the citizens of the Twin City and also those along the line of the projected, matter of fact Yadkin Valley Road, would like to know the pro gress that 18 being made in the locating of the route, sc, we write you briefly: lhe effici ent and energetic Major Dade and corps met the corps operating upon the Wilkes boro end at Fish Hirer, each turning back upon their preliminary lines to locate. Mai Dade's corps has advanced towards Winston about one mile east of, the Ararat River. Their object seems to be to locate just above high water mark. The Major informs me that the grade is all that could be desired, speaks in glowing terms of the immense water powers of the Yadkin and its tributa ries, the vast amount of valuable timber along the line, the fertile lands and heavy amount of shipping that would be done over the Road when built, and says the route is entirely practicable and that the Road can be cheaply built, and would unquestion ably be one of the best paying roads belong ing to the system. The view is fine, standing on an eminence near the mouth of the Ararat, a person will be enabled to see a train for a distance of about five miles. - The fact is, about all our beautiful Yadkin lacks of outrivalling the Hudson is the improvements. Let the ball keep moving. Siloam. A large force of new workmen have been employed at the Chicago stock yards; many of the old men have ap plied for work; there has been no in terference by strikers. ' A barque loading with cotton for Liverpool, at West Point, Va., caught nre trom an overturned lamp; the vessel was towed into the stream and sunk; loss to vessel and cargo $10, 000. - Build Up Our Waste ROCKINGHAM NOTES. Court at Wentworth An Unpublished j Anecaote ot lion. J. . Keid. Special Correspondence of the Sentinel.. Wentworth, Nov. 10 . I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. James W. Reid hve this week : since his defeat his political enemies as well as his most ardent friends in this county, all agree that his best efforts have al ways been given to the people of Rock ingham county and to her finances, and that it was his ardent desire for the good of his native county that has in reality cost him his seat in Con gress. We are glad to know that the people over here who know him best and who know best about the un fortunate transaction alluded to, still love him and will always be ready to do "him honor. Mr. 'Reid is very- cheerful and his mends say that he will ave money by staying here and attending to his professional . business. .. . ' Among other noticeable things here is that magnificent block of buildings near the Court-IIouse, where "Uncle Browdy" holds forth in the even tenor of his way dispensing the elixor of life to the weary and disconsolate, making more jolly the triumphant victors of the late election and lulling away, the sharp pangs of the defeated heroes. Well these buildings are no table for age if for nothing else. Uncle Browdy has plenty of silver dollars to jingle in the pockets of his old trowsers and is seemingly as "happy as a dead duck in the sunshine." John Webster is here and is the next biggest man in the county to Hanibal Simpson who goes to the up per House in the next Legislature. These will make a spanking team and will no doubt help to pull the Demo cratic plow through the halls of legis lation. They are both highly intelli gent men. Court is progressing along smooth ly. The criminal docket has been cleared and no important cases have yet been tried. To-morrow (Thursday) is set apart for the hearing of a civil suit of some importance, which has been pending for 12 years and which may hold the court several days. The Hon. David S. Reid is serious ly ill at his home in this county Speaking of Mr. Reid reminds us of an incident which occured many years ago, when Mr. Reid was a candidate for Governor. He was standing un der a large chestnut tree in the north ern part of this connty, with his hat off addressing a crowd of fellow citizens, when suddenly down came a large chestnut burr, striking the old gentle men on the top of the head which brought forth a sharp piercing squall ftom the gentleman. His friends set immediately to work to pick out the sharp pins which were left sticking in to the skin. "Public sympathy was aroused in his favor and Mr. Reid re ceived a rousing vote at that box. Thi's is no idle story as we are inform ed by a reliable gentleman who was present and witnessed the whole thing. - On our way from Reidsville to this place we could plainly see snow on the Blue Ridge, many miles in the dis- distance, northwest of us. While standing on the streets in Reidsville we heard the sharp report ot a gun near us. Soon Mr. Black burn, of the police force, appeared up on the scene aDd informed the Rev erend gentleman and pastor of one of Reidsville's churches that he would have to report the matter to the Mayor, when a ten dailar bill would pay for the lark which he brought to the ground. The court house here is a splendid building. Traveler. This Must he Cbas. R., arurely. From the Arlcansaur Traveler. Jenkins (to Jones Why don't you run for the Legislature? Jones Oh, I have never thought anything about it. Jenkina You could be elected. Jons You don't think so. Jenkins I know it. Note from Jones in the next morning's paper: "In a desire to yield to many friends, I hereby announce myself as a candi date for the Legislature. I have not sought this office, but am compelled to yield to my friends." Fond Extracts. Special Cbrrespondenc of the Sentinel. Pond, Nov. 16 Mr. Henry Angel has beat the record so far as heard from by kill ing eight wild turkeys at one shot. Mr. James Crews, of Kernersville, has bought a lot here and will soon begin building one or two business nouses. Work on the new depot is progressing rapidly The prison car full of convicts turned over near here and 18 or 20 convicts were hurt but none serious ly, they were worse frightened than hurt and would not go back in the car again. Our place has become a great point for tramps, since the railroad reached here. Who has some bull terrier dogs for sale ? Hurry np our Sentinel so as to reach us on Friday or they have to lay over. " Pen Mar KAND0LPH COUNTY. THE HOME OF STEADY HABITS AND HONEST PEOPIjE. A County that has no Men of Great AVeaitb and yet has Very few Poor People The Scholarship at Trinity College. Correspondence of the Sentinel. Randolph County, Nov. 16 There are not two dozen men in the State to-day, that have any idea of the vast resources of this county. Being a little off the railroad and the south ern extremity lying about the center of nowhere, it is but little known or appreciated. ' An editorial letter in the Chronicle got the thing about right when itstat ed Randolph to bo the most average county in all things su the State.. We have no men of great wealth, and we have very few poor people. It is pre eminently a county of good and easy livers. Men may go west and by per severance and hard labor accumulate more property than it is possible to do here, but wo defy any county or State toprcduceas good and comfortable living with as little work. We have not been as eager for riches as some people, hence, we have been called backward. We are not sporadic, ephemeral or gushy in what we take hold of, and propably a long line of" careful ancestry has made us a little slow, but when we do catch on, we grip to stay there with an indigenous, pertinacity. During the war we had two classes, volunteers aud deserters, and cacb. class entered into its works to do or die, which hundreds did in either field. We are near the head in the pro duction of small grain and compare favorably with any upland county in: that of corn. Our lands are of such quality, that when we become a little more experienced, tobacco will proba bly be our staple. The growing of the finer grades of tobacco has proved a complete success, but we have not yet become sufficiently adept in the handling to make it an extra profita ble crop. Unlike other counties, we do not hold out very tempting offers to North ern settlers, because those we have had failed in whatever they have un -dertaken, and have damaged not only themselves but our people. When ever a Northerner comes down and undertakes to instruct our folks how to build houses and farm, it is some thing like a Randolph shingle splitter ging to Winston to teach Hanes or eynolds how to make tobacco. It was probably a surprise to many of the graduates of Trinity College to learn from a recent article of Prof. Long's in the Raleigh' Advocate, that " previous to two yaars ago there was no standard of graduation" at that in stitution. It will suggest itself to many that the Professor was a little off his base, otherwise, floundering in " previous times" to say something good for Trinity by comparison, and it is strange that two of his colleagues who are valadictorians of the college did not inform him that their parch ments were obtained by "standard" work, and one of them by the highest average ever made by any graduateof" the institution, lhe fact is up to the time of the death of Dr. Craven, the standard of graduation washigher than it has been since. And that too, by a system of close and accurate grad ing. Third honor or 85 was then nec essary to advancement or graduation, H'hile as Prof. Long states, the present faculty has placed the minimum at 70. Fathermore, the writer is tolerably willing to swear that he is acquainted with several gentlemen who could be numbered among the alumni of Trini ty to-day but for the fact that they failed to get the necessary 85, though their average was considerably more than 70. There are several other matters touched id the communication that. " Xow and then there came a smile Vt'hils't listening to his tale." However, between the printer and the proof reader, the facts ami the "copy," the article got rather jumbled by the time it appeared, if it was not so "previously," and I suppose we can excuse the Prof. B. Is The Guano Tax Just ? Froni tte Salisbury Vftdchman If so, then Bauch fe Sons, of Phila delphia Baltimoro and Norfolk, are;, just as liable as aa other manufactur er of fertilizers, who send their pro ducts into North Carolina. These people are violators of the State law. They deliver fertilizers by the car load to individuals who distribute it to neighbors; they solicit the trade of the regular dealers in the State and they ure doing business in the State, but avoid the payment of the State tax. True, their goods have been seized a few times, but this is not enough. Those in authority should see that they pay the tax. Proof of their guilt may be had right here in Salisbury, and the "Watchman can put inquirers in the way of getting it. Treat all alike.