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Established in 1E78 HILLSBORO, N. C. SATURDAY . J ONE 25. 1887 ? NEW SERIES VOL. V11L NO. 37. I - Sorm-body Pays, s n- f nd It ro .voniont to live at Uw!r ease, Anln! r.Iij;atfoTH to fthirk; i i .v.-ry o r 1 on fo do as they please, Aid u ve 'iu at tout ion to work A ir- anl sluggards a lounger and drorica, - TS y Ml w their Indolent ware. Ii. i. inui in x, increasing too tax Tint somebody pays. '!i " hs free pasxo, they have a", com- !il Old, , .rts that to others ore lost, ; . , ir they feast on the fat of tin land, ! rv I regardless of cost, v illtiiofino tanqu?ts,tba wetr and ' tear -or pr;vato displays, .1, y u may go free, 't s as sure as can . . t . . That somebody pays. ynt of 'ho credit thy freoly obtain,' T'i" tax'xi fiom which thoy're exempt, A t.-i tin H' col tho favors received, it is plain i 1 y've in via n t a single attempt; u t'i i:o -or nt fctako, ihey consent to remain I i ! l.f t the end of their days, . i i wi !i insolent pride, a ''free borso" they For which somebody pays. r :,i go through the world with a niggardly h'un f , An 1 cirry a miserly puso, V.'l : ethers, with liberal zonl, dothofr part, A: f t ;Iy their tiex wes disburse; A i for hours of idleness wo may enjoy, I v 1 .w and needless delay.-, 4 1 r o iiinl neglect, it is well to reflect That somebody pays. Josephine Pollard. DEAD MAN'S CANON. I; u.is :i warm day iu April. Cliar.es Idun took a car and roicout to iii-" iid i i the line, then ho walked on lor snrne distance and. turned up the h;ll t the left and took the roadi which ! ii down through Dead Man's Canon. Ai In; walked down the rough road !ir tint C "1 a little child playing around n pile nf wood which her father had Ij'i ii chopping. F;n th( r down lie saw two girU at a btri!i', :ni 1 as the younger drank from a tm pail sho said to her sister, "What p'.c-ndid water that is.'' Two men who were drawing stone left th 'ir hordes an I went to tho girls for a drink. S.'my negroes wero laughing and talking around a rough house on the ido. of the bluff. All these tilings Lofton noticed as he walked, and he also noticed two men, evidently tramps, who sat on a stone in a Ion. ly part of the canon talking i i low tones, which ceased entirely as ho came nearer. Loften went on through the canoa and crossed the track to the brewery, where he wasgoinf to look at some now ma- enmery. i - After ho had examined the machine he went up o i tho roof of the building, from which there was in excellent view of the va ley. II .IV.. . ... ne watciien tno river winding away past cultivated lands and patches of for est, past .sandy . flats and rocky Muffs. He noticed tho tall sycamores, with their white bark, scattered over tho valley. In the distance he couldsao the piled up tone and the tall masts of tho derricks for moving-it where a great ridga was being built, and near by the cluster of houses covered with tar paper, -where the workmen lived. On tho other side was the city with its towers and chini- " ys, and over all the dark cloud of smoke curling upward. And t! en there was the river ajiam. and more flats and more bluffs and moro cultivated land. forest and whitc-barked sycamores. Loften went down and started for h-me. As he went up tho canon the men still sat on 'the stone whispering to gether, and again stopped when he came near. It was growing, dark. The men who had been drawing stone had left their w.igon by the road and gone for the " ht. H.' met oho oL negro carrying a vail of water. There was no ono talk- before the house now. Tho spring i as deserted, and the water ran q i ctly a the hill. Tho littlo girl and the &n who had been chopping wood were gw.e too. " Near the head -of tho canon Loften met a well dressed man going down, 'ihvy nodded as they passed ami said something about tho bad walking. Loftcn noticed that black cloud were gathering, and when he reached the top of the bluff it was quite dark." He took a car and went home, aad as he went into his house he heard tho roar of distant thunder. As the flashes of lightning for a si cJnd ilamine l the lower end of Dead Man's Canon a well dressed man lay in the road near the rock where the two tramp j had He said that seven or eight years be sat whispering together but the tramps fore ho and one of his companions had were gone. It was still moonlight when the quar- rymen started for their wotk. The storm had gone by and th j sky us ongut wuu stars. As they entered the canon the paling of the moon indicated that the sua would soon be up andv the sky was already growing red in the I'easC Alight mist floated among the tops of the sycamore trees on the flats. Suddenly the men stopped. Right before" them on the road lay a man. llis clothes were soaked by the rain, which had fallen in terrenta, and his white collar and. cuff were soiled with mud. His head was covered with mud and blood, and an ugly gash in his throat showed how ho had died. One of them at once started for the ti w.i to notify the authorities. The coroner came and took charge of the body, and men were set at work to try and discover the murderer. Inquiry at the brewery brought out the fact that a strange man had been seen there late the previous afternoon, and an old negro testified to having seen him going up .the canon. A conductor on one oi inc cars saia mat a man answering the description given by the men at the brewery and the old negro lia l ridden on his car. A tjrocer'a man who happened to be driving by had seen Urn man and identified him as Loftcn. When the officers came to his house Loftcn was writing, and upon being-told I that ho was wanted went at once, think ing there was some mistake which could be easily explained, and it was not until brought before the magistrate .that he learned that ho was charged with mur der. He told his story, as wc have already uono above, and pleaded his innocence, but tne evidence against him seemed too strong, and he was sent to prison to await trial. No one else had seen the two tramps, I nor could any traces of them be found, Loftcn lay awake all night in his cell, lie knew that he was innocent, but how was ho to prove it? Ho had always had a stainless reputation, and now ho was in prison accused of murder! He thought of the grief and shamo.it would cause to his friends. Then ho broke down and cried like a child. After that he remembered nothing. When the jailer came with his break fast he found him staring at the blank wall of his cell. He snoko to him, but tho prisoner did not move. Loften was mad. Ho was committed to an msane asylum, but the judge made a stipulation that If ho should ever recover his reason he should be tried for murder. For seven vcars Charles Loftcn was in 'ho asylum, lie ate and slept and was taken out to walk by a nurse with some of the other patients, but ho never spoke and he never appeared to notice any- ono or anything. ' At the end of seven years his reason suddenly, returned. Everything was clear up to the night of his imprison- ment, but of the time ho had spent in tho asylum ho remembered nothing. The court was notified that he had re- covered his reason, and a time was set J for his trial. H On the night before Charles Loften's trial a robbery was attempted in a neigh- boring town. Between one and two In the morning the owner of a handsome placo on the outskirts of tho town was awakened and thought ho heard some one moving the house. Ho got up and went to his door and found that some one was mov ing about in the library. The house was lighted by electricity, and by pressing a button at the head of the stairs the light could bo turned on all over the first floor. This he did, and in an instant every room was lighted. Two men who had been groping about in the drkness wero at first blinded and stupefied by the bright light coming. so suddenly, then they came to their senses and rsn, and as tho proprietor . hurried down stairs he saw them running through the house and escaping by a side door. As the men crossed the yard the night watchman saw them and fired his pistol. The foremost man fell, but tho other made good Jhis escape. On the first day of Loften's trial a jury had been selected, a few witnesses had been called and the court had adjourned. On the second day of the trial, just as the third witness was about to take tho stand, a note was handed to the judge. It stated that, on examining tho wounds of the burglar who had been shot in the neighboring town two nights before, it Tiad been found that he could J not live, end on learning this the man bad made a confession. murdered a man in Dead Man's Canon and robbed him of some valuable papers which he had in his possession. He knew that an innocent man had been arrested, but thougtit he would be ac quitted. He had afterwards learned that the man, whose name was CU&rles Loft en, had become insane and had been placed in an asylum. The man who listened to the story, knowing that Loften was now on trial for this crime, had sent for a justice and had the man make an affi lavit, which he had sent at once to the court. . . "When the judge ha l read the note the affidavit was sworn to, and Charles Lof ten, after seven years' imprison meat for a crime he had never committed, was once more at liberty. New York Graphic, A Fretty Custom. It was a pretty custom long ago for lovers to exchange rings. The gentle man did not have to spend a month's in come for a pretty trinket for which he got no return, but he also wore and cherished a souvenir from his sweetheart. Chaucer describes a heroine as giving her lover a ring on which wero en suuauio love rnottoe nnrt Tereivin il.ll. 1 .. - ivmg u like ono in return. Shakcsnere makes moro than one allusion to this custom. In the 4 Two Gentlemen of Verona" Julia gives Porteus a ring, saying: "Keep you this remembrance for thv Julia's sake." To v.hich he replies: "Why, then we'll make exchange; here, take you this." A "eimmal" or linked rmcr was then invented which gave still greater forca and significance to .the custom. It was made of a double and often triple link, which turned upon a pivot. It could bo opened, showing three rings. A small hand was attached to each outer rincr. which, when closed, caused the hand to clasp, inclosing a heart which was affixed to the central notched ring. It was cus- tomary to break these- rins asunder in a solemn manner over the bible. It was always done in the presence of a witness, vho kept the center rink, the betrothed couple reserving the two outsido links. When the marriage contract was fulfilled at the altar the three portions were united and the rinj used in the ceremony. Jewelers' Weekly. Tho Rat's Weapons, The rat is finely equipped for tho pe- culiar life ho is ordained to lead. Ho ha3 strong weapons in the sha'po of four long and very sharp teeth two in tho upper jaw and two in the lower. Thcso teeth aro wedge-shaped, and by a won- derful provision of nature have always a fine, sharp, cutting edge. On examining them carefully, the inner part is found to bo of a soft, ivory-uko composition, which can easily bo worn away, and tho outside is composed of a glas3-liko en- amel, which is exceedingly hard. Tho upper teeth work into the under so that the centres of the opposed teeth meet perfectly in the act of gnawing, hence the soft part is being continually worn away, while the hard part keeps a sharp, chisel-like edge all the time, and at tho samo time the teeth are constantly growingsup from tho bottom, so that a3 they wear'away a fresh supply is ready. Should one of these teeth bo removed by accident or otherwise, the opposing tooth will continue to grow, and there being nothing to wear it away, it will project from the mouth and be turned upon it self, and if it be an under tooth it will grow so long as to penetrate the skulL Salt. A New York commission merchant said to a Commercial reporter: "Tho experiment of making solar salt has been tried in this country but without much success. The quality of tho sea water varies a good deal. It will deposit ono kind of salt on one island and another perceptibly different, even to the eye, on another island perhaps not more than forty miles away. We do an immense trade with the West Indies in salt. There arc a dozen places that furnish altogether different kinds of salt, and each has its particular use. One very fine and easily soluble variety is used in the flavoring of chewing tobacco. Not many chew crs know that, but they would find out very quickly that something was lack ing if the salt should be omitted. Some, physician have thought that the presence of the salt makes the tobacco very injurious." An Absurd Proposition. Lily (secretary of the cooking class) Now, girls, we've learned nine cakes. two kinds of angel food and seven pies, f What next! j Susie (engaged) Dick's father says I must learn to make bread. ! - Indignant Chorus Bread! Absurd 11 What are bakers for! Pittsburg Bulle- tin. ... ' . ... First director I am afraid we shall have to pass a dividend again. Second director We canVdo it. "No. The Interstate Commercial law doesn't allow us to pass anything." - )j Pittsburg Chronicle. villi! JKJ X. H lilJL. I A Phenomenal Aerial Current of the Northwest. Its Sudden Coming a "R1aqn to ELizzard Strickea Cattle Bangos. Hon. Joseph Kimmo, Jr., who has ex ptored the "arid region" of the interior, with the view of wri tiag a book in re gard to it, gives tho following descrip tion of the Chinook Wind: Tho name ''Chinook Wind" is applied to an aerial current from the great Kuro-Siwo of the Pacific Ocean. During the winter months this current of air occasionally debouches over the crest of the Rocky Mountains into the British Northwestern Provinces, Montana and Wyoming. Sometimes it extends far south into Col orado, but seldom much further east agravean thf western boundary of Dakota, v - I UK IkUCAiLJ. M, UC ailUVSIJUCUU LUHUtlb which it produces is about as marked as that which one would experience during the month of January in passing from Quebec to Key West. The Coming of tho Chinook Wind is always sudden, and somewhat phenomenal. In the course of two hours the thermometer may riso from 45 ' below to 45 above zero. Occasionally, when tho snow is deop, and the Chinook Wind has an extensive range and is long continued, the waters of the melting snows pour down in torrents into the Upper Missouri. The river is broken up and rises above its banks. But as the swelling flood reaches Dakota, it arrives at a point beyond which the influence of the Chinook Wind has not been felt. Here the ice is from three to four feet thick, and as solid as a rock. But the . superincumbent waters tear the ice fron its fastenings to the shores, and a "war of tho elements" ensues of surpassing grandeur. A gorge is soon formed, wiucu increases in neigui unui tne great v:t. i i t a i- .i .If ice-aam gives way, wnen tne wnoie mass Amoving, on, again rips up the solid ice, which is piled in enormous masses, fifty to one hundred 'feet in height, at points along the bends of tho river, until an o.tLer gorgo ia formed, in, its turn to be burst asunder by the force of the rising waters. No railroad bridge, however strong, could resist the force of one of these masses of ice. But the Chinook Wind comes always as a blessing to tho far northwestern cattle ranges. Usually it is tho "break up" of a blizzard. During these dread ful Arctic blasts the cattle retire to the coulees and sheltered valleys. After they have cropped tho grasses which rear their heads above the snow, and have exhausted the supply of sage-brush, and other varieties of the Artemisia family, the internal source of heat giving out, the poor brutes are forced to tramp for lifo. Gathering in bands, they list lessly wander over the vast ranges, drifting with the bitter blast. Some of them have their tails frozen, which drop off, and their legs becomo i reddened with frozen blood. Tho horns of others freeze, and in timo fall off. The dis- tressed animals bellow with aony as they move on. Cows which have dropped late calves, and were in no condition to "go into tho winter," usually succumb, One by one, cow and calf and weak steer fall by the way, and speedily be- come tho prey of wolves and bears and mountain lions, which all tho time have hung upon "tho flanks of the re- treating herd, waiting for "one who drops." At such a timo the blessed Chinook Wind arrive, v The weary cattle snaff it from afar, and come to a haltH Then, as the warm air envelopes them, they lie d own to a long sleep. But the pangs of hunger are upon them. As soon as they are sufficiently rested they start at once for the "Winter ranges." These comprise the areas remote from the streams, which during the long dry sea son of the summer months have tethered them in their grazing. But now the Chinook Wind has formed pools from the melting snows all over the couutry, where they may quench their thirst and graze where they please. In the abun- dant pasturage thus opened up to them t u : they feed upon the highly nutritious grasses peculiar to the arid region, and sxe soon rein vigor ated. But in Ithe course of a few days the wind changes, An Arctic wave presses ?ack the Chi- cook. And now, with well-filled j stomachs and paunches, the daerd speed- ily seeks shelter, and oncem&e is forced ! to undertro.the terrible ordeal of a Northwest blizzard. Frank Leslie's. Ris said that a man could easily carry ; $40,000,000 if the money was in $10,000 bills. It is worth while for every man to i know this so as to rrc pared for an erner- gency. ... Pro!. Miguel llarazta, says JNature, tas nado what seems a curious anthropo-. logical discovery in the Valley of the Rcbas (Gcrona), at the end of the Eastern Pyrenees. There exists in this district a somewhat numerous group of people, who are called Nanos (dwarfs) by tho other inhabitants, and as a matter of fact, are not moro than four feet in height. Their - bodies are fairly well built, hands and feet small, shoulders and hips broad, making them appear more robust than they really are. Their features are so peculiar that there is no mistaking them among others. All have red hair; the face is as broad as long with high cheek-bones, strongly-de veloped jaws and fiat nose. , Tho eyes are not horizontal, but somewhat oblique, like those of Tartars and Chinese. A few straggling, weak hairs are found in place of beard. The skin is pale and fl& he mQuth fa lms do not nuito cover tho larcre nro- 1 A the butt of tho other Inhabitants, live entirely by themselves in Rebaa. They intermarry only among themselves, so that their peculiarities continue to be reproduced. . Entirely without cduca tion, and without any chancoof improv ing their condition, they lead the life of pariahs. They know their own names, but rarely remember those of their parents; can hardly tell where they live, and have no idea of numbers. Tregsnre-Trove. The holding an inquest upon treasure trove is among the most ancient duties of the coroner. By a statue of Edward I the coroner was required, on being cer tified by the king's bailiffs or other 'honest men of tho country," to go to the places where treasure was said to be found and to inquire who were the . finders. It is quaintly su jested that it may well be perceived who is to be sus pected of finding it, "where ono liveth riotouslv. hauntin? taverns and hath -donc 8o a lon2 time." 3Ioreover. the individual might bo apprehended upon this suspicion. But the new regulations will probably supercede all thcso old processes. In the future there will bo littlo temptation to conceal treasure trove, becauso tho findor will be quite as substantially rewarded by discovering it to the authorities. . In a recent case the treasury gave a practical illustration of this. A number of old English gold coins oi various aate were lounu by a workman in some old oak beam which was taken from a farmhouse near Luton. Of these many proved of such rarity that they were sent to the national collections, but tho treasury gave orders that the finder should be paid for them at the rate of their value as old gold, while tho remainder were returned to him. Cham ber Journal. A Talking Machine. A new invention, called the grapho phone, seems likely to overshadow the utility of its predecessor with tho re- vised name of phonograph. Its con struction is tho work of Mr. Sumner Taintor, Prof. Alexander G. Bell, tho inventor of the Beli telephone, and Dr. Chichester A. Bell, a prominent chemist. The graphopone is very simple, recciv ing tho sound waves from tho voice on a small preparation of wax acd paiaffine by means of a small point attached to the diaphragm of the machine. This wax and paraffino cylinder can then be utilized at any time to grind out a repe- tition of tho songs, laughs, whistles, or speeches stamped upon it. It is re- ported to have worked very satitfao- J torily, and stenographers think, that it j will work a revolution ia their business by doing away with the need of dmanu- enses. Two people miles apart, ia busi- ncss or social connection, by possessing esxh a machine, can send the wax cjlin- der through the mail, and so convene with each other, while the probability of the price being low will make tho graphophonc easily obtainable. Preparing for Emergencies Thus far Germany has no colonies to amount to anything, but the government is raising a corps of old soldiers for colonial service. When that corps is J - , . , , HUle boy who was overlooked at the dia- . , attention, put a large dab of mus tard on his plate. "What's that for r asked his father. That mustard is for the meat I'm going to get after a while, perhaps."--Texas Sifting. Cause for Aim nee. Layman (to minuter) The bad weather keeps a good many people away from church,! suppose, Mr. Good mas Minister Ye-c;' but bad weather doesn't kctp as many awsy from church as the contribution box does, my brother. Bnrre and Hopeful. Oh, ttfeaasy to ba brav when tha world it em your sida; And i& Mury to bo bopsfol when all goes waU. " Bottolaogb, and faep a ctoat heart tho trouble does betide Our hearts and homes, that's harder far to do than 'tis to tU. For His indeed a bereft heart that can be " - ? brave and gay, With sorrow knocking at tha door, fires dead on hearth - tonee cold And hopeful eyes in troth are those which look beyond the gray, Grim skies of Winter, seeing Sammer ' Uiw son-washed with gold. ' - Boston Budget. nuaoRous. A smoke stack A bunch of cigars. One acre is enough especially If It be a tender corn. A man born at sea cannot bo proud of his native land. Cyclones, like politicians, are notorious for laying wires, a A photographer's negative His refusal . to give sittings on credit. Ona thing about these cyclones is that they always seem to be in a hurry. The king of Denmark wants soldiers with largo noses. Recruiting a bugle corps, probably. A little burn makes a big smart some times. But even a big burn could not make some people smart. Donkey parties are all tho rago out West. It is tacitly understood that tho dudes furnish tho donkeys. It Is not the biggest things that make the greatest commotion. Tako a mouse in prayer meeting for instance. The ideal wife gets out of bed, lights the fire and has the breakfast prepared before she calls the ideal husband. A devoted swain declares ho is so fond of bis girl that he has rubbed tho skin from his nose by kissing her shadow on the wait Jenny Lind was at Cannes during the earthquake, but as she had brought down many houses in her timo sho was not disturbed. A person may be a very poor pedes trian; nevertheless, go as slow as he will, and without any effort, he can always catch a cold. "Madam," said a gentleman to a lady, "pardon me, but your hnir is coming down." "And yours, sir," replied the lady indignantly, "is coming out." The economy of nature male a bad break when it supplied pigs with tails. A pig tail is of no moro use to tho pig than the letter "p" is to pneumonia. 4This is ono of the silent watches of the night," remarked Fanglc, as he looked at his time-piece on arising this morning and found it had stopped at eleven p. m. "A drop of ink may mako a million think," says Byron. Yes, and it Is apt to mako one woman think enough for the other 999, 999 when that samo drop ornaments her carpet Mrs. Hen peck: "I sec that one of tho convicted anarchists wants to get mar ried." Mr. Hen peck: "I wonder why they don't let him: It would bo much cheaper fhan hanging him." "Indeed, it happened in less time than I take to tell it," said the iady who was considered somewhat of a bore. 0h, I haven't the least doubt of it," replied the patient and truthful Hrtcner. A magazine writer says that blue eyes indicato a mild and even disposition. Black and bluo eye, it is presumed, mean a combative disposition and that their wearer tackled tha wrong man . The Dried Currents Indmtry. "One would hardly think that a sin gle iuiustry would support vast num bers of people - anl form an Im portant product of an entire nation," said one of our Icaling grocers the other day. "I am referring to dried currants as the products aad Greece as the coun try. To show how cnormouly be? prosperity has increased . in this respect, I have simply to tell you that the crop has increased from 12.000,004 pounds in 1850 to 203,000,000 poundt la m$. If it isn't an iscportsot staple to Greeca I'm unable to say whit it is." Phila delphia Call T What 31a Said. Bobble was at a oeighbor'4 and io re t pome to a piece of bread sod butter had politely said 'Thank you." That' right, Bobby," fcaid the lady. "I like to bear little boys say. Thank you." "Yes. raa to'd rae I maist av that if 4 TOtJ m0 anything to at, even Jf it i I wasat nothing but tread as' butter; j but ijJCKi want to hear m? ay it again ? Tm.-C eilbtr ot to r,Jt iira on it or give Iomc cake." li tre's Bazar. f - '