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I REFUSES TO STAND STILL! ! It Does Not Permit a Week to Pass without Producing ;an improvement or a new feature! -GET- OUT OF THE OLD RUT ! AND TAKE A f LIVE, PROGRESSIVE PAPER ! Whose Contents are not Pitch Forked Into Its Column from a Daily Withou Any ARRAfoutmENT OR EDITING. ESTABLISHED I3ST X86S. UttoLt Pusher. A NORTH CAROLINA ILLUSTRATED FAMILY NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE, IN THE STATE AND OUT. ' Terveah! Vso?' YOL. XXX. NO. 47 WINSTON, N. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1886. PRICE 5 CENTS- For The Sentinel. THA NKS GIVING HTMK. BT EONALKK. Lord of all in these harvest days, For garners full to thee we raise Our hearts attuned to love and praise. Teach us this offering to pour, Abundantly in richest store, Thy holy foot-stool now before. Accept it as our tribute best, . And of our deepest love the test, And grant a iuture likewise blest. Amen. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. J JUST AFTER THE WAR. -A. STORY OIF THE SOUTH Written for The Weekly Sentinel by Eleanor 3T. Jones, of New Berne, Jf. C, Author of "Hiss Littlejohn." CHAPTER XXX. For one whole week I religiously lived up to my good resolution, aston ished even my own self by my even ness of temper, and really began to congratulate myself, as having passed the turning point in my turbulent dis position, and beholding afar off some probability of one day developing in to a remarkably sweet-tempered old maid, but alas ! all things earthly have their termination, and so did my felicitous frame of mind. For on Tuesday the 30th, my whole structure of good conduct fell in con fusion. Mother had resolved to give Leon ard and myself a small birthday com pany, prior tohis departure on Fri day, and set the time two days before the annivesary, in order to have Kit ty present, who expects to leave on leave on Thursday for a trip to Flor ida. Now while we don't call it a party, mother must make considerable ado, not being able to put "before the war times" out of her mind, and accept the present as a new era, therefore while superintending somei of the ex tra preparations, Hetty's successor, as green a mortal as ever was seen, in auspiciously for me, broke an old china bowl, an heir-loom, and one of my especial pets. Of course the whole torrent of my wrath fell in relentless anser upon the open-mouthed terror-stricken of fender, and to make matters worse, whom should I ascertain to be an eye witness of the thrilling scene, but our guest himself, which aggravates me still more, for what woman is there, who even if she does despise the man, to whom she is only polite, on account of his being an inmate of her house, desires to be seen in a faded dress, enveloped in a cooking apron, hair up in crimping-pins, with a face the color of red flannel. For once in my life, I confess, I momentarily lost my sjlf-esteem, and lowered my eyes, as they met his gaze. The new girl embraced this favora ble opportunity to vanish, while Leon ard entered the pantry, the scene of the tragedy, and advanced towards the spot, where the demolished prop erty lay in a heap of confusion. He stooped and collected every piece, avowing his intention of mending it. If he had only taken himself off, and left my anger to cool in solitude, how grateful I should have been. His presence was an increased aggrava tion, and he kept so continually and frsistently following me about, that wished him, half audibly too, in Jericho. Who on earth could make a cake, with a man witnessing the, by no means, graceful operations, no human soul could submit patiently, and cer tainly my stock was about exhausted. At last I became desperate, for something in his manner, as well as face, told me I was doomed to have his company. There was no means of exit, as he stood between me and the door, thus barricading tne way. t vu J i i - dough for the bread, I expect he thought the strength expended upon it equalled Sampson's. Again when I broke the eggs, I dashed the shells with so much vim on the shelves, that half of them rolled off, and fell on the floor, which gave him employment. I didn't utter one word for ever so long, and I think anyone with half sense, would have taken the hmt, and left a body in peace, but such are the fruits of so much intimacy, permiltinor strangers to go about the house as if they were indeed at home. As a last resort of amusement, he began to whistle, seating himself, as many a time iu i -.is boyhood, vvton a barrel ; how I wished it contained lard, and the cover would slide, pre cipitating him into its contents, for when I am nervous and wrought up, whistling is just the last straw on the camel's back, so turning very abrupt ly towards him, and ceasing my labor I said, in as self-possessed a tone, as I could command, but which sounded decidedly - flurried, .''will you please leave me, for can't you see I am wor ried," then why I did it, heaven only knows, except because it is my natur al proclivity, I burst into tears, some of which no doubt, fallinp into the boul, served to flavor the cake. Now in days gone by, Leonard ha3 ! beheld this feat often enough, not to have manifested any surprise at its recurrence at a later period, howeyer he may have forgotten this propensity of mine, but to my amazement, he hurriedly approached me, and in a most distressed tone, impiorea me in language well rather different from any I had ever heard trom him before to confide the cause of my grief to him. and then endeavored to seize my hand, pleading with me to marry him, when as he said, I should have noth ing to worry me, as if worries ceased with marnasre. -. - The very idea of selecting a pantry for a proposal, nothing romantic con nected with that, yet, while I do ab hor romances, this was a trifling bit too practical. All of Leonard's disagreeable acts, committed during his stay with us as a boy, headed by the disgraceful feat of pushing one down, uprose in full force, and invoking a most supercilious air. I tossed my head, as 1 replied "do you suppose I could return the affec tion of one who even as a ooy would condescend to push me down ?" I could see a mischievous twinkle gleaming in his eye, which maddened me still more, as he answered, "I thought I obtained forgivness years ago for that unfortunate act, moreover you never knew the motive, which prompted ray curiosity on that occa sion." "Yes, I did," I retort, "simply the disagreeable meddlesomeness of bad boys." After meditating for a while, he said, "could that one childish act, long repented of, stand between us and happiness Priscilla ; would you let it do it?" Well I felt perfectly speechless with surprise, for he spoke as if cer tain of my affection. Was there ever such effrontery ; ever such assurance. However I de termined to soon banish any such con ceit from his mind, as his being able to arouse any affection in my heart for him, so I replied in my blandest tones, "I dare say not, if there was any interested feeling to prevent it, but happily for me Mr. Holmes no such interest speaks in your favor." His brow lowered, as he took his hat to leave, saying from the door, "then your recent pleasant conduct towards me, was simply done, that you might add another suitor to your list, for of course your mother has in formed you, that this was my busi ness here, what else do you suppose would have detained me this long? "O, Priscilla," he continued, while his voice grew strangely husky, "with all your faults I never would Save count ed deceit." At this unjust imputation, my eyes flashed fire, and not stopping to con sider that he might be justifiable in this opinion, considering his impres sion that mother had disclosed the ob ject of his visit, I informed him in terse language, that mother knew bet tar than to tell me any such thing, it she desired my presence in the house, for sooner than have countenanced his suit in any way, I would have shown him by my absence, that my answer would not be a favorable one. He actually looked relieved, as he said, "that mends matters some, to know you were not trifling with my feelings. lhen he tries in a most in sinuating manner, to get me to revoke my former answer, and take time for mature deliberation, bat I tell him my mind was made up long ago, that husbands only made wives miserable, and I intended to avoid the state of so many unfortunate disappointments. Thus with a most positive and final negat ve, my last suitof withdrew from my presence, leaving me in peaceable possession of torn pantry to pursue my work in quiet. to be contisisop. . A. Point Well T From the New Berne Aatnal. Raleigh had a big time last week. We are glad to know tht the State r air was so creditable and so largely attended. We hope no Northern hay was used to feed the stocin A Haywood Hit. " Faom the Waynesmlle Knox. The Winston Sentinel will short ly begin the publication of an intense ly interesting serial, which, will add very much to the popularity of that already excellent paper. Probably a Lie. From the Troy TidelU. The News and Observer says there were over 100,000 people at the fair Thursday, and -the scene at the I grounds was grand. -, OVER IN STOKES. DICK CHAMBERLAIN, THE RACK WOODSMAN. Some of his Eccentricities Cou rt week at Danbury A Corpse Suddenly Re turns to liife. Special Oorrespondenc of the Sentinel. Danbury Nov. 17. The Senti nel has many warm friends in this county, and we always feel at home when among her citizens. We never knew people any where who were more attached to their native hills than the people of old Stokes. We believe there is a great future in store for her people when they shall have good railroad facilities. . - . t ; S A very large crowd was in attend ance at court here on Monday but has very greatly diminished since, ihe criminal docket is quite full and it is thought that the civil docket will not be reached this week which will nec essarily carry it over to the next term, as but one week is allowed in this county. The only suit of much importance to be tried at this term is that of State agaiust Virgil bpese for the murder of J. xi. James which occurred about three years ago. The prisoner has bceu at large until recently when he gave himself up to tho bherin. It is generally supposed that he will not swing. The following J A ... . HON. W. H. lawyers are in attendance : W. N. Mebane, H. R. Scott and Thomas Set tle, ir., of Rockingham. W. B. Glenn, C. B. Watson, R. B. Glenn, J, L. Pat terson and J. S. Grogan, of 1 orsyth J R. L. Haymore, W. F. Carter and F. R. Dearmon, of Surry; Col. J. T. Morehead, of Guilford. Ihe resident lawyers, Messrs. King, Joyce, Stack and Phillips. Perhaps one of the greatest curiosi ties that ever lived in this county is old Dick Chamberlain, the mountain ranger, who lived a long and useless life and was well known throughout this entire country. Although "Old Dick," as he was familiarly called, seemed to live for no purpose, he be came the source of a great deal of amusement to his neighbors and es pecially to people from a distance who visited these regions. His principal source for a living was obtained from the mountain range. Among other things he would catch rattle snakes and extract their teeth and carry them alive in his shirt bosom to amuse the natives wbo would pay the old fellow in chunks of bread and quids of to bacco. He it was who first found beds of flexible sand-stone which he would j whittle into various shapes, resembling snakes, lizards, etc. These were inter esting curiosities when we consider that they could be made to bend about in every direction. The boys on the streets used to hire him to laugh and weuld throw small pieces of money in his mouth which was always wide open when laughing. We saw a pict ure of the old man which was taken while he was in this attitude. During Judge Cloud's visits here the boy3 would often induce "Old Dick" to tackle the Judge while on the bench and try to sell him some of his trink ets. The Judge would say : "Go away Dick, go away I'll see you at anoth er time." But old Dick would not leave till the Judge bad promised to buy something. . On one occasion the Judge told him to come to his office at a certain appointed time and he would give hiia something. Sure enougL the old fellow put in at L a appointed time expecting a present from the Judge. The Judge said : "Well Dick, I have promised to give you something, I be lieve, and in . compliance I will give you five miles square in which to plun der for your living." The old fellow cared nothing tor bis character and was appearantly happy under all circumstances. And no one ever took offence af any thing he did or said. Perhaps, his like will never again be seen in this county. A complete history of his life would be interesting as showing back woods life in its rudest form. Quite a sensation was created in this county recently. Mrs. Margaret Stewart, who had been ill for some time was thought to have died on last Saturday night about 1 o'clock. The coffin was ordered and on Monday af ter the corpse had been duly shrouded and placed in the coffin, signs of life appeared and after thorough rubbing of body and limbs, she was thoroughly aroused and is now living. It is said that she never became thoroughly cold during this time, though there was no evidence of life remaining. . - - - -' . : -" K': . Traveler. HON. W. H. H. COWXES Mamber Elect from the Eighth Con gressional District. Col. W. H. H. Cowles, who was re elected to represent the Eighth Dis trict in 50th Congress, was born in the town of Hamptouville, Yadkin county, N. C,. April 22nd 1884. He was quite a young man when he volunteered early in the Spring 1861 in Capt. T. N. Crumpler's company of cavelry, which was organized under the act of our Legislature authorizing the raising ot ten regiments of State H. COWXES. troops to serve during the war. Upon the organization of the com pany he was appointed First Lieuten ant, and with the company was mus tered into service at " Camp Beaure gard," Warren county, N. C, as a part of the first regiment of cavalry, commanded by the gallant Col. Rob ert Ransom. After a short period of instructions the regiment marched to Virginia, where it constituted a prom inent figure in all the campaigns and brilliant achievements of thj army of Northern Virginia. Col. Cowles was in active service all the while, and was soon promoted to the Captaincy of his company, Capt. Crumpler having become Major of the regiment. He served in that capacity till severely shot through the body at the battle ot " Mine Run," in the Fall of 1863. He was then made Major and in 1864 became Lieut. Colonel of the regiment, and was for a great deal ef the time in the last years of the war in command of the regiment, which won for itself the commendations of such men as Lee, Stewart, Hampton and Gordon. In the beginning of the last battles around Petersburg, in an attack made by our Cavalry, dismounted upon the enemy's infantry, on the 31st of March, 1865, he received a severe wound on the head, and was taken prisoner. After being paroled he returned home, and as soon as his health would permit, entered upon the stsdy of law at Richmond . Hill, N. C, under the instruction of Chief Justice Pearson. He obtained his county Court license in January, 1867, and that of the Su perior Court one year thereafter. He removed to Wilkesboro in 1868 and en tered upon the practice ot his profesion. He was Reading Clerk of the Sen ate at the sessions of 1872-3, and '74, and was elected Solicitor of the 10th Judicial District in 1874, which posi tion he held four years. Was the Democratic candidate for the Legisla ture in Wilkes in 1882, and was de feated. In 1884 he received the nom ination at the hands of the Democrat ic convention of the 8th Congressional District for a seat in the 4i)th Con gress and after an able and thorough canvass was elected, defeating his com petitor 3386 votes. Col. Cowles has always been an un swerving Democrat. As a politician he has been as a soldier, actuated by principle and fearless in the discharge of what he conceives to be his duty and his best efforts will be put forth in the interest of his constituents. ALL OVER THE STATE. I I NEWS OF THE WEEK IN NORTH CAR' OLINA. I Carefully Called From Oar Cotemporarles and Compressed into Small Particles. MECKLENBURG. Work is to begin at once on Char lotte's street railway. Mr. T. V. Pomeroy, a miner from Colorado, who arrived here several weeks ago, haa made arrangements to establish an important mining plant in Charlotte. He proposes to erect works for the treatment of the gold ores of the North Carolina mines, and his plant will consist of chlorinating and reduction machinery. Charlotte Observer. NASH. The railroad from Rocky Mount to Nashville is nearly completed. Wright Batchelor shot and killed L. D. Rackley, Jr., in Nash county a short time ago. Dr. T. C. Powell, of Rocky Mount, a physician of very high standing so cially and professionally, shot and killed Wm. Sharp, a young white man, sou of representative-elect John J. Sharp, one day last week. BUNCOMBE. James Reynolds, an old citizen of Buncombe, was shot and killed last week by a man named Brown. A broom factory has been lately es tablished at Asheville and the propri etor says that farmers can make from $30 to 80 per acre raising broom corn. GREENE. We learn that a white man by the name of Faithful killed a negro named Dick Gay at Marlboro last Saturday night. Snow Hill Enterprise. We venture the assertion that more illegal votes were cast in Greene coun ty this year than were ever known be fore in its history. The only thing necessary to insure a vote was for a man to express a wish to cast a Re publican ballot. Enterprise. Mr. B. F. Albritton, of Olds town ship, this county, has two children. who are remarkable. 5oth are girls and the difference between them is marvelous. Miss Clara, the oldest daughter, is 15 years old and on lait Saturday weighed 290 pounds, and the other, Fannie, is 13 years old and weighs only 34 pounds. Mr. Albrit ton has four other children, who are average size. Snow Hill Enterprise. CRAVEN. New Berne wants the next N. C. Conference M. E. Church. Get ready to take care of 350 people. Geo. H. White, col., who was elect ed Solicitor in the Second Judicial District is a New Berne lawyer of fair ability and of good character. The New Berne Journal says White pro poses to disappoint those white lawyers who feared that he would give them offense or be disagreeable. His ma jority is 2,011. ROBESON. The Silver Star Band of Shoe Heel was awarded the prize, 80, for best music at Fayetteville fair last week. Lurnberton liobesonian. Messrs. Jennings & Smith, of Penn sylvania, have been in town "several days, the guests of O. H. Blocker. They are capitalists and are here, we learn, to see the place with a view to manufacturing. We will gladly wel come the gentlemen to our town. Lurnberton liobesonian. HERE AND THERE. The railroad trom Durham to Fay etteville will be built. At Statesville, last week, the Feder al court convicted ten persons of illicit distilling. Only two of the Democratic Sena tors were re-elected to the Legislature this year. 3,200 Democrats in Wake, Chatham and Durham counties did not go to the polls. The cotton mills of the State are do ing the best business they have enjoy ed for many years. In a week or two 100 Magnolia trees will be planted in the campus of Wake J; orest College. The Commissioners of Hickory de termined some time ago not to levy any town tax for the current yar. Caswell county will shortly vote on the qc:rtion of issuio.; ? 40,000 in boi ds to tLe East and V"cot N. C. Railroad. Mr. Eb. Quick, of Richmond coun ty, had his horse, which was attached to a one-horse wagon, drop dead in the road. Mt. Airy is a whale of a town she has a Congressman, Judge and a Rep resentative in the Legislature. Mt. Airy News. TI death of Mr. James Wooteu, o u& orange, one oi ienoir s Dest citi zens, occurred at his home Friday morning. Goldsboro Argus. Rev. Herndon Tuttle is suggested by an "Alumnus" of Trinity College for agent to raise an endowment. There ought to be at least three for all North Carolina. At Wadesboro, Sunday night of last week, the store of John Willough by, colored, was robbed of 83,500, the savings of a life time. The thief, An drew Ashe, fled and a reward of S500 has been offered for his capture. The corn crop is the best ever gath ered in the State, so says the Person County Crurier. Ia some eases the crop is four times as large as last year, and not a few men declare that they have made as much corn this season as in three or four seacourf past, all counted together. The State Auditor has completed the work of making out and mailing the vouchers issued for pensions for this year, aud applicants may call at their respective postoffices and receive them. There are now 2,127 peusion ers, each of whom receives $14.10 from the annual appropriation of 30,000. IN SJIALiIj C03IPASS. Gist of the Week's News From Home and Abroad. Cotton crop in sight, 2,634,818 bales. Sleet and snow are reported in Northern Louisiana. Hon. John Arnot, member of Con gress, died at Elmira, N. Y. A meeting of the British Cabinet has been hastily summoned. A brick-layer dropped dead iu the postoflice at Charleston, S. C. Severe storm on the lakes ; several -vreeks with loss of life occurred. The Upshur Guano Co.'s factory at Norfolk, Va., burned ; loss 300,000. A wind storm at Staunton unroofed houses and caused a great amount of damage. Heavy snow aud a northeast gale are reported in llic Northwest ; trains are delayed. A hotel, ten cottages, four stores and a lumber yard at Cape J May, N. J., Jburned. Several hundred subscribers discon tinued use of telephones in Rochester, N. Y., Saturday! Two boys aged 15 and 16 years were killed and devoured by wolves near Dexter, Mo. Daniel A. Workman, a lawyer of Montgomery, Ala., killed himself by taking morphine. An attempt to poison tho family of P. D. Armour, Chicago, is alleged ; the attempt failed. A railroad wreck caused by the snow storm occurred in Iowa; many persons were injured but there wa3 no one killed. Two large wholesale clothing houses in Cincinnati burned ; losses over $250,000 each ; amply insured ; four firemen were injured. Eight passengers were seriously hurt and as many more slightly in jured by a railroad wreck caused by a landslide near Pittsburg, Pa. The followers of the mountain mer chant princes in Perry county, Ky., had a battle Wednesday; one man was killed, when a truce was made. Fire in a drug warehouse at Balti more caused a loss of 35,000 ; three firemen fell from a building with a ladder and had their backs broken. Their injuries were fatal. District Attorney Benton of Mis souri, suspended by the President for violating the Executive onler against undue activity in elections by office holders has been reinstated. The storm on the lakes continues with considerable fury; no serious dis asters are reported ; all railway trains in the Northwest are delayed, and a number stalled in snowdrifts. Every passenger conductor on the Mexican Central Railroad has been discharged, and about twenty Ameri can station agents ; an organized sys tem of stealing is the alleged cause. Hon. George D. Wise, arrested on the charge oi' being about to engage in a duel, was released from bond ; it "-as net t-!!": . a 'shot11 be served w. .rb should gi- io Richmond. , The storm at Lock Havei Pa., did much injury to property ; many build ings were damaged and some demol ished ; at Moorestown, N. J., build ings were unroofed ; at Troy, N. Y., vitriol works were demolished and six men badly injured ; a boatman was blown into the canal and drowned.