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A VS. y-i jf , 1 III M Ay Ay ESTABLISHED IH 1878. HILLSBORO, X. C. SATURDAY, APRIL. 8, 1893. NEW SERIES-VOL. XII. NO. 22. ill 2) in -.c;:7?rifiti I very stringent lawa ex . f . r the protection of fruit trees fron - ( ', and other pets. No tree owe?; I to trc it his troe3 as he choosey t -rrict watch is kept over boti teur riri'l professional horticulturists. j " Ji ;!.'lon Spectator is "perfectly ' . i to h;: th. L'nite-l State-: take Hawaiian Islari i, as England would ab.e to rupture them without ant .o'.; in the event of war, and in s of pe,t';e it would b j t a con-. ;;' !it a port as it was uu Jcr a native i.a-.tv.-' -ays the New York Press The Ni r i ; t (,'inal will.ru oil in on avtraje :ooiit one-half the distance, between thi jiorl an' I . t . of people with torn we ira ie little and .".r- it Ilritnip tr.i'i - ni I'i;e Su-. C tni! in het. favor n.-iw, ;i,n I we e tnnot rn;-"t her Oi v "j ? r:n- in tho-e mtrkets til', our ship i -,j u if ' . I - t h ii is. I ; . r i ; r. .!"Vt.r. I..; Wiener il Beauregard int ne- of the s -ven full General -e-;.:;cr j Army living andVione of ve r,' ;i (j.i wdo.'n the rank was con . tre-'l a' t r 1 -giri'iing- of the war. T,,. ' :ii. 'i w.-te Cooper,-Lea, 4 seph 11. . he, m -.: , A b n-Sydney Johnston it 1 H i i:":t; I. , Bragg and Kirby h'ii v. ifier vr I m ilc full OoQ lit, Kirov Smith alone survives. "i . . e : ti-.t aho'.iL i vi applications ' ; ; n - a (: m e le last .'year .by wnmeu i , e i ; ' t i t i to. the New York Pre? . . I'jii a oU'.'hly the witter sex is en- i ',; hi!- pr.ieii;.il activities of . r 'i life. Many of these applications ! . :' in :-ui'h Industrie as textile mauu ' ; ut- um I railway and electrical do-T!C--. 'Hi-- un-e'ii-ih spirit of the fair in v .',! i-. exhibited by tho fact that am !i: the pro. I no; s of ther genius arc improved braces, butlou hole tlower h-"hts, .-elf uttaehiiitj neckties, sle-eve i;nks ami ! rou-ers splash preventers. Mac ii no hm-'er sole lord of creation. 1 i m Poverty must indee-l be bitter, muses 1k Chicago Herald, when its victims pte I'; their bodies for the dis-i-r 'ctioii ro ):u in order to obtain a fey .'-iiillins for food. This was one of tha j-ao'stio-is actil on at the atherins of the uneujployed at the east end, London, no-Mitlv. It was represented that ''sub jeets" are "lillicult to obtain and are quoted as Uili as $?i). It was proposed tl'. it th'- heury men nliould sell their h ' 'u alv.mce of death to the hos pit a: - i ei e r tit ion of the present pay m ill .if j. It was feared, however, tin! th mirket would soon besoms (ivc: -:'oc:.ve.i. m.-.)v -t Jievela: 1 evidently thinks that .'Titten letters are not gooi form, a I'M-t, the Xew Orleans Picayune . tin- fair inference to be drawn 1 " f elowi.iL: incident' A potiti- tv; "i : i 1: a i'l ial pru.ninenee the other ; to ure the claims of a cer . : k a cabinet position, die ter for Mr. Cleveland to his , i.;ued it and sent it awav. tiln p. t ttr i i t v ; . v : h :. Writ'' :l t"r: I"-'-- 1 Ii'i '. e : ' i . JI--V-. r y i;-ar.v.'.rd he receive 1 a reply, i i i i s o:nevhat criblud, but. dis ;'.;!, which on cxrninitioa i a i autograph of Mr. Clcve T . : nt'.u nan has p at the letter i.'y a iy,, an i says that he will , t.a b guilty of sending Mr. 1 4.ii a type-written letter. The r.t.-r is very convenient, all the and i -'; o i ileal more legible than avit ;r i''hs. r:-. v tVj- si :e Uo A St. Lmis una says that "it i9 a ie-tion 'ju'-i ho v far a silk hat and a n.Tve will c irry a ma:i, but oar 1 p vvear to yield re lily to such in T.;e best instance, of this is il.'e of nowhere in partic tlar, i. - a : tb:.t of blowing in with ' . r '-r ail prom tin thin4 i'a-'.y. in ; i to his own interest. Ha'.c b e v into a rapidly crow-W;-s:t-.ra ; , ,V:1 recently and quickly J '.e f : t"'nt there was no cihlo VV.'V. everything ijone but a silk M '.'. he spent $10 for a tmls a s .ve.l club an 1 proceiei lo i- t on the re:minin 23. He : i b .r. li.-.c. : he lea lin m "jueyed . 4;, i . : 1 n- tV.c srheTt? of mill-.- ci'o'e r al. He azreed to oh n the- frtn.-'.i an 1 put it all through 5 '.'''h par: of wlrch was to be : i v:i a- a nara-.tee of pal fa:th. To". !. ! ve that that fe-haw .1 utei J r 4 O ------ - a:p ;'.n hit ani at:ael the f.de 3- :-: t. i'y lii".: of pro-nUini and 3 ':,:.., app-tri .e of wea'ta he se-"'-- .in r.r.ii i-ace, wa voted stock, .in w what -a as coining to him and blew ut 0'a.-:, levinj; everj oac to wouicr.1 THE HELP THAT comes too late Ti weari.som world, this world of our; With it tangles small and r-?at. It wfls that mothr th sprinin fl jwer." An J its liaple-ws strifs with fate, lint the darkest day of its desolate days Sf-es th help that omo3 to? late. Ah! wo for th1 word that is never sai 1 rTill the ar is deaf to hear, And woo for the kck to the fainting ha l Of the ringing shout of rhr; Ah: wo fur th laard fat that treal In the mournful wake of the bier. Whit booteth help when the heart is nun!. What booteth a broken spar ') lore thrown out when the lips are dumb And life's barque drifteth far. Oh ' far aril fast from the ali .'n pi3t, Over the moaning bar? ;' ' A pitifuTthinsj the gift to-day That is dross an 1 nothing w jrth. Though if it had come but yester lay It had brimmed with nwet the earth. A fading rose in a death-cold hanl, Tlmt perishel in want and dearth. Who fiiin would help in this world of ours, Where sorrowful steps must fall, Urine hljhn time to the waning powers Ere tho bier is spread with the pall; Nor 6nl reserves when the flas are f ur!e 1 And the dead beyond your call. For baffling most in this dreary world, With its tanbis small and great, Its lone-ome nights and its weary day?, And its struggles forlorn with fate, Is the bitterest Kref. too deep for tear:, Of the help that comes "to late. 'Margaret E. Sangter, in Harper's Bazar A Drummer's Adventure. T is many years sinci I first went "on the road," and I believe my fellow, conuner cials now reckon me as 'cute as they makt them. But I am no! ashamed to confes- that I was not readi made. Experienti; docet 'experienc does it;" aud, liki many others, I had to pay for my ex penencc, not in money, as it eventually turned out, but in personal liberty. It was my first .circuit in the employ - men! of Ilinde and Cooper, wholesale jewelers and s-ilvcrsmiths, of Birming ham. My round was ah extensive one from Stirling, on the edge of the Scot tish Highlands, to Inverness, in tin north. I made the rouud twice a year, in April and October, traveling with samples ami collecting accounts. My turn out consisted of a horse ami trap- "macbine," they call it in the north and I made the journey in short stages, and altogether found the work very pleasant and enjoyable. I was on my way from Perth to Edin burirh on my southward journey. Mr calls were over with tho exception of one or two in Stirling and one in Linlithgow before reaching Edinburgh, my head quarters. "Can I see Mr. Macreor?" I asked n shopman, as I drew up at the door of an obviously flourishing establishment in the High Street of Stirling. "Mr. Macgregor's not in himself. Who is it that's asking for him?" "Turner, from Ilinde and Cooper, I entereti the shop. A man, half gen tleman farmer, half jockey, was standing at the counter making some purchase. An elderly man came forward to address me. v "What's came of Mr. IN'aismith?" he asked. . Naismith was my predecessor on the round, but advancing years had rendered his removal to a less laborious one ex pedient. I explained as much W my interrogator. "They'll all miss Mr. Naistnith on tho read," he said. "I have known him myself for nearly thirty years. .You've never been this way before, I think " no, Tai3 is ray 21 r: exoenence in Scotland, even." "You'll like it, no doubt. Mr. Naistnith was very fcad of it." I ftssentcJ. ..r f ir. lacirteor was annn 15 to e.-o you tims:lf, I know; but he ln hid t go tot Edinburgh. He su i I was to go for young Mr. Mcgreger if you called before his return I" "Oh, very well!'' Young Mr. Macgregor, I ma le on: was a solicitor, whose offices wereaimcs: next doer. He had, as is not unusual in Scotland, added to his legal duties that of bank manager local manager for one of the Edinburgh banks. On the entry of young Mr. Macgregor. as everyone called him, we adjourned to a little room behind the shop, separated from it by a glass partition, the view through which was. only partially ob scured by a number of silver aod plated zoods arranged on shelves. Ourbusiness was soon tranacted. Mr. Macgregor handed me a roll of notes of the British Linen Company's Bank, some eight htyiarc i pounds in all, which 1 counted and found correct. The fore man, who had been attending to the horsey individual I have already referred to, handed me a fresh order in his mas ter's hand writing. I was pleaded to see it was a'laree one, and. highly satisfied with the -ousmess of the day, proceede 3 to my hotel. It was the eve of Tryst at Falkirk, not far from Stirling, the great cattle market of Scotland, frequented by biyers and 'fliers from all parts of of the kingdom. Stirling was crowded with visitors, as usual on such an occasion; and so, after a onet rest, r.nfl baiting my horse, 1 de termincd to drive on as far as Linlithgow. and pass the night there. I had a good diontr, and was just on the point of retiring tc my room when the noise of wheels rapidly passing the window attracted ray attention. There was a knock at the outer dior, and a few moments after the waite; looked in, saying: "A gentleman to see you. .sir." OIIO LUC iUllUC.il-l'i 111. But he did not require showing in, foi he had followed eloc on the waiter heels. He came hastily forward and shook me warmly by the hand. He was an elderly gentleman, whose lonz white beard ana white loclcs gave Mm a very venerable appearance. An'elder of the Kirk of Scotland at least, I said to my self. He was travel-stained, and obvi ously very agitated. "Mr. Turner, I am glad to have been able to meet you," he said. "Yes?" I replied interrogatively, for I had no idea who he was. "My name's Macgregor Macgregor of Stirling. Y'our principals know me well." "I assure you I am glad to see you," 1 replied, now shaking his baud in turn; 'your name is a familiar one in our bouse; but," observing his emotion, "I hope there's nothing wrong?" "I hope not, my young friend," he replied; "at least, nothing but what can be amended, I hope. May I ask you if you have sent 6fT the notes you got from ray son to-day?" "No, I shall wait till I reach Edin burgh," I said. "Thank Heaven!" he fervently ejacu lated, and then burst into a Joud fit of sobbing, tho tears running down his cheeks and over his venerable beard. "Mr. Turner," he said in a broken voice, and at intervals between his sobs, "you see befcre you an old man who has lived for over seventy years a blameless iife, respected by everybody, and yet my gray hairs are to be brought down in sorrow to the "rave. My son. my son I Thank God his mother's dead 1" I had some difficulty in prevailing upon the old gentleman to try to restrain his agitation, and at la3t managed to get from his sad story. It seemed that for some months past a large number of forged notes, purport ing to be genuine drafes on tlje British Linen Company's Bank, had been in cir culation, and people were somewhat chary about receiving any without the most careful, examination. When I heard this my hand moved instinctively o my breast pocket. 'Wait a moment, Mr. Turner," said the old gentleman. "My son, who was as steady and promising a young man as you'd find in all the Lothians and Str iingshire too, has lately given way to drink and horse-racing and gambling I have been suspecting for some time that his money matters were not in the best of order, and I don't like the look of his associates, especially at Tryst times." Here I recalled the individual I La J myself seen in the shop, but had not noticed any communication between hio an i young Macjregor. "To make a long story short," r-c sumcd the worthy old man, "my fore in .in apprised me as soon as I got hoa :ni my. son Lai duly paid you, but no: with the notes he knew I. had left for- :iv: purpose. I left ixim Bank of land notes. If he has paid you in tin: :u:-ney no harm is done, but " "No, he has not," I said, becoming almost as agitated as my old friend him- "Oh, den't say there are British T " " ' Ily this time I had nay pocket-book out, and handed him one oi the roll of uj'.ci his precious 504 tnd given oe. M-KiTegor exatninci tt carefully. "It seems all right, I am thaa'ifu! to ay." he remarked; then holding it be tween him and the liqht on the table: "It's a forgery ; the watermark's wroa ,' One by one we examined the roll. The watermark in all was identical, and consequently all were as bad as thy first. Again the old man broke down, and my own heart was in my mouth, I can tell you. At last, to ray intense relief, pulling bispocket-bijok from his pocket, he said: "Mr. Turner, only you and I know of the crime my wretched son has com mitted. His fate, and mine, too, I may say, are in your hands. Will you give me those notes for genuine ones? I have thciu here in ray hand. I will sond ray son out of the country. He richly de-w scrv:s prosecution; but let mebe'of you to have pity,, not up)n him, but upoa me." ' I was really thankful to be able to oblige old Macgregor, especially as by rtoirg so i saved myseit turtner trouble in tie matter .of the forge 1 notes. A prosecution would mean a loss of tim: and money, and what would my employ ers have thought of ray lack of caution? Tac old gentlemen took his leave with every protestation of gratitude, fervent ly assuring me that he would remember me that night aud-manya night to ome at the throne of grace. I drove into Elinburgh next morning. I left the horse and trap atX tho livery stable Naistnith had been in the habit ot u'ing, and betook myself to an hotel it Princes street. Thence I wrote to my principals, inclcsing the notes that now seemed doubly precious. I retained buo of ten pounds, as I had still a day or two to spend in town before my return to Birmingham. I happened, however, to get through all my " business that after noon, and on the following morning pre pared to leave. I had not left myself much time to c itch the train, and was chafing in the dining room at the wait ci's delay with the receipted bill and the change for ray ten -pound note. 1 was trying to solace myself with the vie.v of the Waverly monument, just in front of the hotel, when I heard some oue enter the room. I knew by the step it was not Hie waiter, so I did not turn my head. The party, whoever it was, however, came up to me, and, touching me on the shoulder, said Will you be good enough to come thi3 wav?" "No, I can't; T shall be too Tate for my train.as it is." "Your train wiil have to wait some. time " i "What do you mean, aad whp are .Oil'." "Dinna craw so rrase '.c meant "Don't crow so loudly;"' "it means that I'm a detective, and you must ga with me to the police office." It was useless to resist. "Anything you say may be med in evidence against vcm," he warned me. Oa our way to the station he told mi that ray ten-pound note was a forgery. that others of a similar kind had been in circulation, and that suspicion pointec to me as one of the gang uttering them. My southern accent wa, in his eyes, enough to justify nay suspicions of me, as the notes were importations from the, other side of the Border. I told my story to the chief police official, the Procurator-Fiscal, but 1 could see I was not believed. Inquiries would, however, be made at Birmingham and Stirling. The magistrate before iwhom I was brought in the course of the morning remanded me for a week. I did no: 3pDlf for bail, a I knew no one in Edinburgh, eicept one or two customers of our house, and they had only mj Trord for my identity. Oa the fifth day of my incarceration I was told that some ona had calle i to see me. In . a waiting-room I fcun 1 Mr. ILn de,young Mr. Macgregor,and an old gentleman whom I did not know. He turned out to be the young man's real ratner, not the venerable swindler of Linlithgow. JNlr. Hinde informed me that I bad sent him nearly eight hundred pound!' worth of forced note, and that he hai narrowly escaped arrest himself on seek mg to get change for oae at Warwick, but fortunately the ia-juiries from Edin burgh had helped to explain matters. lie further told me that two men had been apprehended in Falkirk, one ot whom hadl sough: to pass one of ths genuine aotu of which I had beri, swindled, and payment of which had been stopped by young Macgregor. A solicitor wis engage! to appeir for and I was aUdwei ok on bils, the tr-t Mtcgrcgors, who wek well-known, lc- co ning respon'ib'.c for mv annarar:o Two days after I again appeare I i 1 the dock, and to uy grcit satisfictiou tt.ere stood m it alsa 'he 0! gentle n 1 whose acquaintance I ha 1 male a: Lin- lithgow, and the horsey man I ha I s-ea m Micgregor's shop. My venerable old friend had dispen-ei with bis beard an 1 wig. Thev had fe.-vel their turn. I was discharge 1 from custody, r.n-1 called. upon to give evidenc:. The whale of the note ha 1 b.cn rcovere I. a fac" which cause i m? no little gratification. I had been the victim' of a gang who had cot? to the Irvst to irel their note pi iced ; and the conversation overlie ird m Macgregor's shop by the old m crnpanion, and, no. doubt, the sight of what took place in the back room, ha I suggested their scheme, which my de parture for Linlithgow had almira'ij furthered. Alor with other two they were sen tenced to fourteen years penal servitude each.' Since then 1 do not allow senti ment to come in. the way of business. Ths Atlantic Ssa Bedf . Proceeding westward from tho Irish coast the ocean bed deepens very gradu ally; in fact for the first 233 miles the gradient is but six feet to the mile. In the next twenty miles, however, the faTT is over 9000 feet, and so precipitous is the sudden descent that in many place depths of 1200 to 1000 fathoms are en countered in very close proximity to the 100 fathom line. With the depth of 180a to 2000 fathoms the sea bed in this part of the Atlantic becomes a slightly undulating plain, whose gradients arc so light that they show but littla alteration of depth for 1200 miles. The extraor dinary flatness of these submarine prair ies renders the -familiar simile of the basin rather inappropriate. Tae hollow of the Atlantic is not strictly a basin, whose depth increases regularly toward the center; it is rather a saucer or dish like one, so even is the contour of iti bed. The greatest depth in the Atlantic hai been found some 100 miles to the north ward of the islmd of St, Tho:na, where soundings of 37, fathoms were ob tained. The seas round Great Britain, can hardly be regarded as forming part of the Atlantic hollow. They are rather a part of the platform banks of the Euro pean continent which the ocean has over flowed. An elevation of the sea bed 100 fathoms would suffice' to lay bare ! Koyal Society fcera to show that there ex the greatest part of the North Sea and j Kts among mankind a pretty uniform join England to Denmark, Holland, Bel- j fate Qf color blindue?s. Out of 5 ,') ri gium, and FVance. A deep channel of mcn examined by three aathoritic, of ths water would run down the west coast of k,K.:t .m;nP.,f,. n.-rir f ,or ,.-r rrnt. Norway, and with this the majority of the fiords would- be connected. A great part of the Bay of Biscay would disap pear; but Spain and Portugal are but little removed from the Atlantic depres sion. The 100 fathom line approaches very near the west coast, and soundings of 1000 fathoms can be made within twenty milea of Cape St. Vincent, and much greater depths have been sounded at distanced but little greater than this, from the western shores of the Iberian Peninsula. Nautical Magazine. A Marvelous Kegion or tiiant Cedari. 'W. E. Baincs who, -with K. J. Gra ham and the ripreckels Brother, is build ing the Cooe Bay, Itoseburg and Eastern Railroad, haa arrived here froaa Marsh field, Oregon, the headquarters of the company. "There is the greatest forest ol pint, cedar and othei trees on our route up the Coqullle Kit er," . said Mr. Barnes, "that I ks)w ol on the Pacific Coast. The tree3 are prodigious and as thick as they can stand. Because of their being so thick it is not an easy task to build the road, but it will pay remarkably well when completed, became of thlog and other freighta. "We are now a busy as we can be getting down timber for the Sve or six big mills along the river and bay. The lumber industry was never so thriving there. They have been at work on the timber iarjnediateh'&round 5Iar;h5eld for thirty years, and the good timber Las oeea cut out. For n reason tnere is plenty for the roal to do in bringing down the superior timber." Mr. Baices says the ;eaery along ths route of the new road in the Coait Mountains is as will as the fartou Cow Creek canyon, but the country is not ao rough. San Francisco Examiner. ,t Calhosn County, I londa, without a railroad in its border, has 'not a single 1 . , , . lawyer, nor is there a amz.e barrooa ic the coaatj. Brinit UsM ") a Cattle Ranq. The cattle all over th Wet, says t Fort Worth (Texas) correspondent, are identified by brands burnt into the nidcs, flank or shoulders of the cattle tn 1 horse.5. These brand arc recanlel in county and State offices and with th various cattle associations. Inspector' are place! by public an 1 private organ- ! ixations at the principal stock yards and shipping points ready to e-; any ani- i raal in anv car load for which the -shio per cannot show a clean bill of saV. Every cattle company an 1 eah n'l farmer is obliged to have his rccor Jo I brand if he wishes to o jtu a single hea 1 of stock. "Ljok at this," said Mr. Birrni, pro ducing an illustration of 'all th i brand in common use on the Wy urn rsago. "This was furnishe I to all of us as a guide when wo got on the range to ait us iu the work of i lentifying t V-a cat tle. How many brands do' you w thvr.j that could not be altered by a htlh- 11 genuity to resemble some other bra i l in the list? Of cure the rustler, when he changes a brand, mast make one which resembles, some other regis to re 1 brand, or he could not get r. I of the cittle. When it is rnpaible f r hun to make such a change lie resort- to the methods of obliterating the ol 1 't.vi I altogether and then burning any n-v one he wants. .They haw invout-l i:i- flat-irou brand, de-igne I to eover er and burn out any small letters. A ge nius among them inve itc 1 the squl? brand, which coasiste 1 of heiti ig u spade and slapping it a: "gust t!-.' .in itial's side. It did the work. T.i" in ventor had a sad-don attaek of diphthe ria aud died' before he could get his boots ofl, but his works d survive him." "Is there no brand incipao'.e o ina itatioa or obliteration?" "I never saw but one. You will Jin 1 it in that printed list. It is o r- all th s cattle of a big border, ua u 1 lliird. In letters are both wide and till and owr one side of an animal fr m hea 1 t t id. They look like a circus poster. Mr. Baird has never A any cittle. I told him ho was spoiling his hides.- 'I rt i allord to throw away the hides to keep the cattle,' said he." Prevalence of Color Blindness. It is impossible to obtain ta ex.et. knowledgo regarding th prevale n e of color blindness. But the Hgiues gath ered by the investigation of the Brrtish were found to be'aflected. Inv-.s'igi-tions among sailor in the navy and merchant marine, in many elueational establishments, such as Eaton and Westminster, and in regiments sueh as the Coldstream Guards, howed that the fame, if not a somewhat higher, per centage of disease prevailed. Two reg iments of Japanese infantry belonging j t0 tbe Tokio rftrri0n were examine. j with the result that sixty-eight out of i 1200 men were foun 1 ti have weak or incomplete vision. If these figure are correct there seem no reavin t dou'jt i that the same proportion of color bhnd ! ness exists among sailors and employ j of railroads, in whom the disease i, of course, in the highest degree dangerous, j both to themselves rfnd the lives of thoc who are in their charge. New York Times. A Wandirfal Bridge. A frontier correspondent ray that the most wonderful thing on th- GUgt road is the suspension bridge thrown by Captain Aylmer over me inuu a. e j of the praian&s structure no hi ing. The span is some 3.V feet, and the materials utedre n thing but h wire, wood an d a few crbir gray: let into the roc an n-d use! V ; nt;i ' Uys. It is the moat .tarthsg':ra-V;r? to come acrcsa in ur j Te gallant constructor used to r.dM H h ... tvt - , - - - r j admire the really extraordinary ing - ' J j-dif played :a the construction. Seen 1 from a flight distance it sera to bang ! suspended in the air like Moha'C'n-d's coffin, o delicate do the rope of t'. - graph wires which suppprt it tees ; wh-n ! one is close it looks, with its nuaae.-o ! stays of wire fastened to points up an i j down the banks, as if it were a giant IViider'a web. Yokohaaoa (Jspa-; i 1 . ? vcrtuer. j . I cua,n : Caliornia is about 1 ICO milas from north : sonth an i a .- . .! .v i outers lice.