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X SI Yf.4r$. HILLSHOUO. N. C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, I8!14. NEW SERIES-VOL. XIII. NO. 9 ..'"'.V'3'--": Hi - .ly Jly o . wr.Avr.; s wf. Xe?,t r w- at th" - r of Tim, ''t an- on.- shuttes flyinc . " ir lif'- !.-' ji Wig ; In siri'K.ii", m - .a in ple.vei" in V.Vo. I., i 'i-iij'- -.fi Tin- loom. Thr-;-i- ' - .1 i tMf.' th- bright ol i !'((: . tf ii the wrk i" I Th- f'Ji."- .'f i'i srray hi, An ! '!.., r- tri-tf.lv i don V. i.i .r." t fir-'i fr mi-itIM. nn 1 tin- tan- f- -;. -.1 i tie- w-' .ivm witii 'ntt tear- Vot' ., v:trf a W'-av; w m7, Vnti ait ' ,r t'ul. vain "ur ftkiii ; '.ri r 'i r-v , th'' wenha!l 1"' N w 'fti ih .f .ir will ' " r a .Jr.uU- t;r a l t rua thro" t!i" rr't. !n H"- ? urr ' -'it.-'i a. ,:n-- f.-il-e loop !.- le-t. -A wtf ,-ty"t n-"v- fit lr,vrn. - 'i"'.v 'li'-'iuii i'nht aiireel. J-..t y, . arv at t h- vtiin.;' close, -T" - ti :i tb- r--,t -,vh'-'-'. 'rit:i w-.,;,,.- It . thr...t.J rUi l til- hultl(r'i.. 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"what j "til he think whc!i lie w)s you Witli tl; l" ly i'"i"f ui your i-lua-ks ami your cvt hri-.'Jit am! spnrklin with hn!th? An.l your, tu-atitiful hair 1 1 ll fi lh !.l "' v 4 Hut In r. 'i:v )iu;it pauscil, with a Mh wlimh my own In-art r -orliotal. For. alas, tin f v. r which had roMnal fin of :uy i-ol.,r lunl also ilr uivtal itir e( what I vahual inoro highly - inucli of th ahundaut. rn plinc. i;l.i ii v whioh I l t car h ii a my .;r at ht la ant v. "Such a p:tv ' mv nunt said, hs she j ' -d h.-r 'in-.r- -oftlv -through th llk'lit. Mossy Jook, which, howsorwr I Hufh-d th- mi; 'could not he nnU to look a-, abundant as whs nutural 'l;;t w ill -oou urow out Hi;: in,' she ad.lrii. .-oii's,ihni : ".and mvan whlh' I will ! i' .ui what von can do. Iraw forward mucii as po--ii.c ot thsc thir. '... h- d.nt v.'iir 'or'-'hcia nt'ct temples, i H,Hr ala.v it a ffws hrnid or ci'ii - '.H;r, to rivc the pror r -oi.tonr. v difli.-uhy 1., ! fv nr. t- tr.:fc. ..ar ,,wa nair in colter and ! ti.r. . "' And "1 u tiiat. i-l't-T vij-.u- vain si arch, atc.o?!; I tir tc : sh o. rnv aunt wrot ! - :. i'r:-nd v .-m Vor, ho rocut , .', ti't .m s;. o ; i'Hj, 1-rHid. al, i I t.u;;.i . .!),,!:!; wf-p.r'i!, .!; . !'; Ao",tjV .t.r Hut :t "'"-.. I so ok :i:v I soo-i ,,., X',l. ...,...;., .j to :t. -r. - !orct th- i ro ! w.th wuic's I ij ; a Ht urt ; : .:-'. i i; . tr. ''"';o:.- I ini -p' nt a r-h3; !or.t-v t i(; .,., :a.-eS' .a ::iv cunt'- j.':. ".-!. h-;a't ht-.- widows ! dHuchti-r. had. o jlty ns-ur me-- thai 1 should ltt-t tet-l iont-s4.j;iie. vulif to I. ear a !'i"!!'ib ii ctnrr -an .tit ruction which had drawn nio-t .f .nr circle of Hi'' i Uttl lit :. IH:', IVuf. socf Mnrrisiu lticiudci, :!-', !,u ,ra. had calied dtir-ii.f- ;t-.c i It . va-, i'is;d !(K.j!iiy w(tihvr, after peverl lav of jninoctifll Mofm, And the wind onghel niotiraftilly from the woo.Ih on the mountain-- fide, mingling with th5 wd mufniur of the little river at iff foot. I felt rather depressed nd concluted to .retire, witbUt awaiting my aunt: return. In my room, aftr dtt-robiii. I jr- reedul to loown mv hair, not rith joy the hilk v prw th which had already l't'uui to appear. - 'Jij-n, rclininr in a r ckin f :diair. i comraf-nrfl riw i y,l.ru..-,;?ii. out th false Itrahl which I had worn, amir- itig it meanwhile, "I wauidcr," wan my thought, "what woman was the original ownei if thes: tresses? She must have been jou n,'. for the- an- oft a thoe of a child and beautiful. for daiu woiii'-n don't iihvc Mich hair. I won- d r win tln-r hc is living or- dead: and how it whs that those beautiful lock.s come to be made a commodity of? Perhaps poverty eompel'ied htt to sail them; or fdie may nave lieen some poor unfortunate reature, and th-y despoiled her of her hair after o ath, perhaps- ad the hospital, or the Hi;r ote - " And at this thought a horror seized .nr, ami I flung the braid trom me upon the bureau, where it lav reflected in the mirror like nome gliaiening her pent coiled for a apring. 1 corT not bring mynelf again te touch it ; but, turning down the lamp to a dim and teubdued light, sprang j. o bed, and was presently :isierp. jf winld not have Mlept bo long, w hen I awoke with a start. What had disturbed me? T had heard no sound, felt no touch, and yet had a mysterious1 consciousness of some strange prepense, in the room. I lay for some moments motionless, dreading to stir, and when I did at length venture to look around, mj eyes encountered a sight which eent a chill through my veins. Standing in front of the mirror was the shadowy figure of a woman clad in a 'ony, loos white robe. Her profile, regular and delicate, I could distinct ly trace a ainsit the flame of the lamp, as, with bent head she seemed intent iv examining some object which she held in her hands. Presently, as she changed her posi tioti, saw that it was my braid, which Mie w lis softly and caressingly strok ing, as she murmured to herself: '.Mine - mine! My beautiful hair, which tlmy stole! I have found it found it !" And then, as she twisted the shining tresses about her head, I saw, with a sdiock, that her own hair was closely cut, leaving but a short golden fringe about her forehead. Thrilled with superstitious dread, I dared not utter a sound. It was only when I saw that the visitor, what ever or w hoever she might be, was be coming strangely excited over the dis eoverv of her lost locks, that I ven tured to softly r se from my pillow, in ! the hope of escaping unseen from the j room. - But at the lirst imnement she turned ; her face in my direction a face J "hieh. though doathly pale and hollow- j . ved. must once have been beautiful and then, with the braid in her out- ; stretched hands, came swiftiv toward me. Overcome with terror, I gave one piercing shriek, at thesonnd of which the visitor seemed suddenly to vanish. At the same moment there was the sound of voices in the hall below, and puck footsteps ascending the stairs. My aunt ami cousin had just returned, and hearing toy scream, rushed at once to my room. But when, trembling with excite ment, I informed tbem of what I had seen, tl:y were increduons, and ee .ayed to make light of the matter. I had been dreaming, I had had a bad nightmare a circumstance not to le wondered at in my still rather weak and nervous state. For, of course, there were no such things as ghostly of the doctor himself. apparition ; and as to any living ; The result was that that gentleman woman gaining access to the houe, it ! one evening came over to out house, as a simple impossibility.! ! and in a few minutes the whole mye- The doors nd windows were all ! fry was explained. scured ; nor, .upon examination, was I Hib niece. Miss Isabel Ward, had there the slightest trace of their ha-?' been a beauty and an heiress, but us ing been tampered with. fortunatelv inherited from her father So, Af course, said my aunt, it must family a tendency to insanity.' This have been a nightmare. had a yet shown itself only in occ- I tried to argue mvself into this con- i sjonal attacks of what the doctor called viction, but in vain. Tooplainly had i nberration of mind, in which she had I Wheld that midnight vision; (oo j to be carefnlly watched and guarded, vivid was the impression which -riiad Heceutly, he said, the attack had produced upon mv mind to admit of 1 coiue on snddenlv in the night, when, . ! " the belief that it had been a mere dream. And though my aunt kindly insisted upon my sharing her room at night, I passed many an hour of ner vous unrest, dreading a repetition of that horrible visit. My aunt gave me pleasant little par ties, and Professor Morrison arranged for my enjoyment delightful excur sions to various points of interest, and picturesque scenery of the neighbor hood. Upon one occasion he proposed that we should visit the Eagles Xest Rock a spot noted for the grandeur of its scenery, and a favorite picnic ground for all the surrounding country. To reach our point of determination required a short ride on the" .railroad from on3 station to another, and we were net surprised to find one or two other small parties of p'enure-seeV.ers already, in possession of the grounds-. However, we discovered a delightful little spot, all rock and moss and over hanging trees, where we sat and chat ted and rfa l poetry, aud partook 61 an Arcadian lunch: until at length my aunt and cousin ami their escort w andered off a little way in search ol ferns, and the professor and, I were left alone together. How well I remember that spot and thr.t hour ! for it was then and there that the words were spoken which se ur d to me a life's happiness. However, I do not-propose to write a". an t this, the old story, which will yt be as new to the last of mankind as it whs to the Hist man and woman In paradise. 1 wittonly say tl&when the sun had set over the lovely, talley and we resumed our places in Tne cars for our return home, I felt that I must surely be the happiest and most for tunate girl in the whole world. On the seat just iu'front of me were two ladies, to one of whom a pleas ant, motherly-looking person my aunt had spoken in passing. Their escort 1 recognised as Doctor Ileudrick, my aunt's next-door neigh bor. The other lady seemed intent upou the scenery as the train sped on ward ; and it whs not until she turned that I caught a glimpse of her face a face which, with an indescribable shocks I recognized as that which I had .seen in my room on that night of terror. I could not be mistaken, for there was the clear, colorless complexion, he deep, dark eyes quiet and pa thetic now and the short, golden fringe about the forhead, , which were to indelibly fixed upon my memory; - With a powerful effort I controlled iuyself, ami it was not until we were :'t home, and f alone with my auut and cousin that I said: Aunt Mary, who was the lady with iVetof ilenuriek to whom you spoke this t veiling?'.. "M;. Fulton, his widowed sister, who keel's house "for him. But hy io you ask?" she inquired, observing that I was excited. ".Because the lady with her oh, Aunt Mary, it was'she whom I saw in my room on that dreadful night ! lam sure of it ! My aunt was shocked, and insisted that I must be mistaken. She knew nothing abont the lady in question, except that she was a niece of Doctor Ile-ndrick and his sister. and had re- cetitly come on a visit with them, and that or . to reside she was verv ouiel and retiring, rareiy going any where or showing herself to visitors. Trom this and ifrom her appearance, mj aunt conjectured that she was not in pood health. But the idea of her getting into our house at night and paying a visit to mv chamber why, it was. absurd! How could she have ef lecteo it? And what motive could she have had ? Nevertheless, my atmt made some judicious inquiries among those of her fr'.enos 'wh. best knew Doctor Hen driek's family, and through this the matter soeedilv came to the knowledge unknown to any one, she had risen ! from her bed, asc?n4c'l by a ladder to a trap-door in the roof, and there, as he thought, passed several hours be-. ' fore her absence was discovered. j In my aunt's house, adjoining, was a similar trap-door and ladder, and thus' the my&tery f my rai,;n:ght visitant was' explained. She had descended the ladder into our house, and when alarmed by my screams, had retreated in the same manner. The good doctor expressed many re grets that I should have been so an noyed, but assure I us that it would not be repealed, as his niece would isbortly return to the private asylum whence he had brought her m the hpe that the change would be of Wnelit to , her. As regarded the braid, the old gen tleman said that Miss Ward had been very proud of her beautiful blonde hair, and had never reconciled herself to its having been cut off nt the asy- I u in. "And so," said my aunt, trium phantly, when our -neighbor had de: parted "s; ends the mystery of as probable a ghost story as has ever come to my knowledge. And I have no doubt thai were every story of the kind thoroughly investigated, it would turn out to be equally realistic and matter-of-fact. Some people talk oi the supernatural, but-my belief there is no such thing, howsoever mysteri ous appearances may sometimes be." Saturday Night. FUN. On? way to "hang up a drink" is to suspend drinking. Hello. The man who works himself to death finds that his money is only a "funeral pile." The ladies' tailor has l hard lot. Ho has to reform so many of his cus tomers. Binghamton Republic. "What did ye ave the coopay widened out at the top like a funnel for?" The misses 'ave got their new cloaks." Cleveland Plain Dealer. "It's funny about bridal pairs. They're not like other pears at all." "Why not ?" "They're softest when they're green." Retailer and Jobber. "Did you hear about Dick propos ing to Millie by postal card?" "No -the brute. How did she punish him?" "Accepted him through the personal columns of the dailies." Detroit Tribnue. -. Beak (who has a nose that is painful ly prominent) "I am so blind 'that I can't see any further than the end of my hose." Fogg "Great Scott, man! You have eyes like a telescope." Bos ton Transcript. "I'm agin this labor agitation, "said Meandering Mike. "So'm I," said Plodding Pete. "Every time I run up agin a piece of work I git so agita ted 1 purtv near have heart disease." American Industries. s "How do you know then, the young artist has an income outside . of his profession?" asked the landlady's daughter. "Because," was the con tinent reply, "he pays his rent regu- larl v. "4-Washington Star. i . Judge Duffy "What induced you to commit this theft?" Prisoner "Your Honor, I have been accus tomed all my life to have a place for everything and everything in it place. I can't bear to see anything lying around loose." Texas Siftings. "My daughter gets A$20,000 as a wedding present ; but she has an im pediment m her speech, "said a wealthy father-in-law to a would-fc son-in-'aw, who ws poor. "I kaow ; but I do 'not regard that as an impediment to our marriage," replied the impc jvvaniuus on. Texas Sifting, I. I. . Most Pernicious of Wradt. The most pernicious winds are the samieis or hot winds of Egypt. They come from the deserts to the south west, and bring with them infinite quantities of fine, dust, "which pene trates even the minutest crevice. The thermometer often rises to 125 duxicg iheir continuance, and thosjAsda.of human beings have been known to perish from suffocation in the f err blnt. It wa one of thos samieis that destroyed the amy of Sennacherib. !exarder the t treat' nearly dmt hi whole force in nit-th-r. and Jhe army of i's-jiU w t-- utteriv annihilated. '"iiWWo Herael. THE MASKED MAN. AWKfL DISFir.l'RKMKNT OF FKKNCH SOLIHKK. j Ills Fare Was Shot "Away by a Can non Hall - He Survive ami Leads a Happy KxUteuce Wears n Mttiik. 4 C SMALL town in the nhrth oi France ccntains a man un like any other man in Europe, America, or, indeed, this en tire world. He is vigorous in lody, tall an1 erect and of muscular build. He;has no face, no eyes,- no mouth nor nose. He has the lower iaw oulv and t pper pftrt of thc f(,relieft(l This man's name is Moreau, and ha isknown through all the eountrv round about as the mau with the wooden head. - Not that his head is really madg of wood, but because it ha- that ap pearance. Reallv the man- head, or the front part of it, is made of 'pla tinum, shaped into the forni of the features and painted so as to resemble human flesh.. It must not be supposed- that this man is a freak of nature. He was born perfectly formed, and grew up to robust manhood with his senses unim paired. In fact j he was a good look ing young fellow when at the age ot twenty, he shouldered his gun and started out to light for his" native laad. And he fought bravely through sev eral battles, distinguishm.: him-ndf, in fact, in an engagement with the Prus sians by saving a piece of artillery which the enemy were on the oint of capturing. For this act of bravely his name was to have been uroiwisivl fur i . v . 4, . . the cross. lut the verv next day there ca'me upon him the terrible dis aster which left him disfigured as he is to-day. It was in the. midst of a fiercely fought battle and Moreau was one of j the gunners at a point in the line where the fire was particularly deadly. Four of his comrades hail fallen at his side, and he himself had been Slightly wounded. Suddenly, with a crash and great roaring in his head he felt himself spun round eight or ten times like a top, but so curiously poised on his feet that he did "not fall. He felt no pain ami did not realized that he was seriously injured. It seemed to him that a ball had struck him on the head and glauce.d off. He thought i himself that he would have a few days to spend in the hos pital and that would be all. Feelinr the. blood Mowing from his face he stuffed his handkerchief into the wound and waited for help. After waiting an hour he syw that night was coming on, and. gathering up his strength, wYlked to a neighbor ing village; for byj - lis time the battle had ceased. Whei tk nto the mili tary hospital, the ,su; . n who received him, accustomed a h was to horrible sights, started back with an exclama- tion of horror. Theman's entire face know mm tdn irm mn wllb hat! been shot away, and in "place of a ,uaHk' whoM! "ole mbition at present head there seemed to remain only a to l"'corac the proprietor of one tK misshapen mass of red, raw :lesh. th'' "v'-",'ment tobacco shops, in The man's ense wa considered hope- nhirh PWMtio h wJttlJ rak " less, and it was bebeved that he would litlle ,nr"m" , WU.ion to hi pen die within twenty-four hours.'. It was '"n ft'! W01 Ul bl to moke ih hoped that he would die. livelong J.I ay without paying for hi. Curiously enough, in spite of the lu' HKur New York Recorder. shell's terrible mutilation, one eye had been left in the shattered socket, so that Moreau was dile to see at firt, but the hemorrhage wa so great that this eye was torn away,' and on the second day the man was entirely blind. Very much to every one's surprise the poor fellow continued to live, and on the fourth day it was decided to operate upon bin head. Thirty-five pieces of shattered bone were taken from the gaping wound, some of them very large pieces. After the head had been thus treated and the cavity cleaned out it was found that Moreau s head looked like an immense hollow cup with crimson inside, and from this his voice sounded in strange intona tions, somewhat like the voice of a phonograph. It did not eeera to be a man at all who was talking, but some grotesque machine,; Owing to the man's marvelous con stitution he recovers! entirely from hi wounds, which, in course of time, healed up, leaving, him with snch" a mutilated face a vu never stn, , In fact, he had no face, not even a fore head, and only a portion of his chin. tl the ret eyes, now, teeth, cheek ioac and llesh had it-en cut away if some one had sc;xqed a cocoannl into the shape of a half moon. And : yet the man was apparently in perfect health, could sjwak, hear aud feel, rbd -showed every inclination to eat, with a good appetite, if only some way of masticating his food could be found. Here was a difficult-ce for the sur gcons, and yet they nisde the let rl it. and in a few month they had ac complished wonders. The lower jw 'boue being intact, an ariiilcial tl nt teeth was attache! to it, raised on a bridge-like platform, and thee wen made to wvrk strain, ano'her set of teeth fastened serosa t?ne of the ribs ot . n mask fashioned an to cover the cavity. Thi ma.sk was fnrnisue 1 with eyes, nils1 atiV) lips, mi as to -vea c r tain "hastlv resemblance to the hiiiu.au face. It was made of wa. For ten years Moreau wore this mask constantly, even at night, but in lioM, while visiting some friend; at Valen ciennes. h. had a severe att-ick of brain fevtr; and in one of hi ibdiriou moments he : tore off tly mask and broke it in pieces. Bcg, -very Hr, in fact, entirely dependent up u hia scanty pension, Moreau could ill ae ford to have fchother wax mask made to replace the old one, aud for a long time he mi Jered agonies of humilia tion because ho had no way of con cealing his hideous disfigurement. Finally, however, a petition was niadt to the French Government, and au nr-ti-. ks sent to make a platinum maid;, and instructions were given that thta mask be kept in repair and painted whenever it became necessary, so as to imitate as nearly as possible the human appearance. Since then, about once a year, an artist from Paris visits the little vil lage where Moreau lives, and with brush and pencil makes auch changes in the exterior of the platinum roaslfe as are needed, restoring eyebrowk and complexion, coloring the eyes and lips, and in general making the old fioldier look a little more like an ani- mated doll; and a little less like some horrible spectre. In spite of his great affliction toreatl lives happily enough and is much liked by his neighbors. Strange as it may seem, he was able some years ago to per suade a comely .maiden to Income his wife, and she has borne him ser erel healthy children. As is usually the case, the man's remaining sense have become much quickened since hw misfortune, and he manages to earn quite a sum every year by weaving baskets and doing odd jobs with his hands in the way of mending and re pairing, which people who are aware of his need send to him. If is great delight is fishing, and he spend hours along the brooks and streams of Brit tany, waiting for the fish to bite and is more successful in his efforts than are many sportsmen who have all their senses. , Altogether there is not a happier man in all France, so the neonle who s s . . How Loadta Grows. Fast as our American towns -'.tow, London grows faster still. In the decade letwixt &0 and 90 more new buildings were erected in the English rnetrooli than New York and Brooklyn (fontain together. In 1601, when the first actual cennus was taken, the population of London wan &64,fr45. In 1H7 it was 4,UdOt003. Tia now 6,090,000. ' ' ' At the riod of the Conquest Epv land contained but 2.000,000 people. In 1575 the opulation of the realm wa but 5,000000, and London nuro berered aVxiut 150,000 sou!. Yet Eng land ww thn at her zenith aa a power, and in literature Spsscer and Shakes peare afcd their compeers dazzled m the iht4-Hectaal aky. Alter all, mere bignes, which we Americaal worship, is not very import ant. Quality i better than quantity. St. Louis Republic. England ha.4 practKally tleterr.'iined npotl the contrtietua of a new navy, rrt the Detroit Free Pres It re quires million's ui mouey fur a rt claw European jniwr to maintain war Iwotsnff that ill il-ure !. 3L V.