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ESTABLISHED IH 1878.
HILLSBORO, X. C. SATURDAY, APRIL. 8, 1893.
NEW SERIES-VOL. XII. NO. 22.
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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
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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.

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