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ESTABLISHED IK 1878. HILLSBORO, N. C. SATURDAY MAY 19, 1894. NEW SERIES-VOL. XIII. jN'O. 27 I'ALCE peace. A v ? t urn aion ! I v wrrxi !. ths hearth is dark, J v -.11 z1- th' s ip in crooning tons ; r .'; r !'.'! prow r-hill. ami cold, an 1 stark, .'. h'-trt h--M fn;k. as If to hark F:-r w'.i ''-'' -o!''i n 1 '-ri moan r ' f-'irn. alorj" ' A i. j. t .-lion; : s"th .!. thi 3nv start, :;- :!'. limp ani prone . 'i:.. J h- -v. i ;.-ul' n"-l aul unrbecrea" the heart . Aij ! i: " on" th- stirs depart f rT! r.!l,v:' sky. to darkness grown A iif-- i1- .'-.itli. a lor. ' - !' H. r.ifhrop. in Independent. A WOMAN'S HEART. r.v rr-N.vv wre? GREAT man j eople who Lad ' nothing better to do began to won der why Mien S well did not m a r r v, to hhnko their heads in Bilent displeasure an the rumor ft-n readied them of gome u-w suitor being dismissed, and fiim'It, us im- sv wont on, to become, convinced in their own mind Jhat t h'T . v.. is mi:iic mystery in thy case, M.tii" ini''Xjdiiiri' I c,uhc why offers h thvtiint and ho worthy should ever moti with tli siimc edd disdain. - But t" tin- Htbject f all thin gossip it mat tered little. An only child, tho rnis t r-. of ln-r father's luxurious home. h!i Miiib-d nwt'i-tly upon one and all, and then whciicdiiii' the i nevitabl end an I s i i hhw her adorers at her feet, hhe had lull one answer for them, a iiii ii, calm refuel. ' 'Young Mr. Bonsart diueH with uh 1 day, Maliel, my dear. Have an ex tn I'nu'i' laid," said her father one morning. "( ' rtainl v, papa, V was her reply, hut tie hhe left the room the blood mounted ti lier face in a crimson tl u-ii . Midi as was rarely seen there. Phil l!o:i:rt had returned then 'to ta'iii- possession of his goodly acres, tlie rich estate of which he was sole heij- Mud 'which his foot had not trod deii since ii bov. lie had been a trav eler in foreign land for yearn. Oc casionally, they hud heard of him at mine distant point, and now suddenly and unexpectedly he appeared in their mi Isi, come to claim hie own. In t In iso early days lie and Mabel had been inseparable. . Then there had boon a childish quarrel, and they had M-pHraled now to meet again after all this lapse -f years, she a woman of t went -ami-four, ho a man of thirty. Would lie find her changed, she won dered, ns in the afternoon she, wan-d-Ted dow n to the drawing-room t. wait h'T guest's arrival. Busy with her. thoughts. sh- scarcely raised her t es until she had crossed the room, where she might watch the carriage drive and so prepare herself for hia oouunn; ami titn, for the tmt time, she saw her foresight was in vain. Mr. Uonsatt stood before her. A faint stnit ;i all the oulw Hrd sigu she gave before M,.' gracefully er.iendeil her h.-in I and bade her enter. urn afraid I startled you, but I ti- v. ry unfashionahly early, and so tol 1 the servant not to tell you of my presence. I have been wondering. Miss Sewel), during these few mo ments. If 1 should find you changed , but only as the bud develops iato the rtow.-r-drt ! r?e a flferene?. T knew tl;. r-1 was great promise. I scarcely I to see such perfect fulfillment. . tell ::i '. so-iK'thin of mv old ('. ; . 1 shall exoect to hear all itf .p !ior.i you. 'There none to give von We nr. -u'ltuic; absolutely, and depend ri. tea t give us fresh nthusi- "I Am afraid 1 shall have to run fw-ay aaiu if o onerous a task de- ''vfs upon me. However, I expect useful of friends next month, and .Kiil doubtless have our hands full -r::. that time, at least. Your old :i i. Mrs. Lt-onarJ. is to chaperon party, with her haughtera. two or urn more young ladies and half a n men. I shall count upon vou :v ol I ally in the art of entertain .iig thi-m.'' A iid so in pleasant chat and many recollection of that bygone time, the limner and evening rasped rauidiv . A y awnv. MM Daring the month that followed, those olden times seemed to have come agaio. Every day, oc some pretext, Phil found hi way tc Mr. He well's now to ask Mabel tc ride, to consult her in regard to some of the preparations for his guests and a grand ball he was to give in their . . .1 ii . . "u""i un nnauv to tveeK ano? obtaiu Mr. Sewell's consent jto be hh gnest and help him greet hi-i Jrieudfi. The gcKsips began to revive hope in their breasts, and to think Mis Sewell had done wisely ufter all Certainly she never looked more beau tiful or seemed more perfectly con tent than when she took possession of the pretty suite of rooms Mr. Bonsart had assigned her. It was late in tue afternoon. Many guests had already arrived, the house was. full of cheerful hustle, merry voices echoed through the grand old halls, as Mabel left her rooms, to join her friends below. Would she find Philip Bonsart waiting for her ? Yes, he was there, at the foot of the stairway; but as he reached the bend, she saw him turn away, g hastily forward with out stretched hands and a radiant smile to meet a newcomer, a young girl in whom even the eyes upon tne stairs could tind no llaw, whoso beauty was undeniable. The little Land he held in his Jong after its first greeting or his warm, eager welcome. "I was so 'impatient, I feared you were not coming to-day.' "Aunt always is delayed, you know; but I did not mean to be disappoint ed. Who are. here, Philip V" a sweet, musical voice replied, then the stately figure on the stairs rustled down, recognized their presence with a cold, contracted bow, and swept'-past them into the drawing-room. ( "She calls him 'Philip ? Doubtless it is all arranged. How well matched they will be! How bright they will make the old house! And I well I have kept my secret too many yea;s to let it escape me now." But a look of pain crept into the beautiful eyef, a change in her man ner, a coldness, a dignity which be came Miss Sewell well, who was unlike the Mabel who had met and welcomed the traveler ou his return. Later in the evening he brought hr, leaning on his arm, to be presented. " "Miss Laurence Miss Sewell."' Lillie Lau rence looked suprised at tho cold, icy way in which the other acknowledged tho introduction,, but something in the beautiful face attracted her, and she determined they suouldbe friends. The day of the ball drew nigh. There were to be tableaux, followed by dancing, and the performers were busy studying dress and attitude. Volumes of old encrraincs were I dragged down from the(ir shelves, studied and restudied ; chests, un molested for years, ransacked to the bottom, and brocades and velvets dragged therefrom for the important even. Miss Sewell was constantly in5 demand, so that she ever had an ex cuse when her host "would have de tained - her ' by his side, and he wondered what the strange barrier could mean between them. iot bo could she escape the little white-robed figure which crept, night after night, to her door, which would nestle before the fire at her feet and claim admission to her heart, whether ehc would have it so or not. A singular fascination drew her to this girl, who had robbed life of its sweetness, whom her coldness could not repel or anger. "You must love me. Miss Sewell, whether you want to or not. In the first place, I learned to love you long i ago, through Philip. Besides, 1 have a little secret I want to tell yon. I am engaged, and. oh, I am so happy''' A hand of ice clutched the listener's heart at this confirmation strong; but she answered calmly : "Perhaps it is not such a secret as you suppose.' "Indeed it is; unless Philip and i he promised No, it could not be he."' "He has not betrayed it, I assura you. But come, if you want any roses left for to-morrow, you mut b:l me good-night."' Yet. when her guest had left her, she stirred not, moved not, until the dawn was beginning to break an 1 ths fire had died dowu and out. Then she crept, fchivering. into bed, worn and wan. . , , At length the long-expected evening same. The guests were assembled, the tableaux fairly under way. In vain they had pleaded with Mabel to take some part. She would assist them in any way but that. And a, one by one, the beautiful living pictures drew forth enthusiastic applause, their perfect success was mostly owing to her taste and skill. In ons of them, the last upon the list, Philip appeared alone with Lillie in that touching picture of "The Huguenots." Brave, resolute and unspeakably handsome ho : iooked as he held , her to him, while she tied round his arm the white signal which should protect him. The picture was perfect, and one pair of eyes watched it from behind the scenes with a jealous intentne3s which saw it all, and a look almost of hate crept over her beautiful face as she watched them. Slowly the curtain was descending when her eyes caught what none other had seen, a spark of red, which any motion might fan into 'flame, and which showed with a lurid glare on Lillie Laurence's closely clinging dress. Fascinated, she watched it deepen and glow. As in a vision she saw the beau tiful face distorted and ruined. Who would care for it then ? Was she mad ? Could she harbor for one moment such a thought ? Aud a wild shriek escaped her lips, and was echoed by Lillie-as ,the flames rush out and she found her self enveloped in them. Yet before she had time actually to realize tht danger, or the awe-struck people to make a move toward her rescue, she felt herself ciaped to Miss Sewell' breast ; another moment, and with her own dress was she beating them down, with her own hands fighting their pro- rrress. IT. was a auurt oniifv, o cost tho victor dear. . Not a burn was on Lillie Laurence's fair, white, skin, but Miss Sewell ros, white almost fainting. "iou are hurt, Mabel!"-' an anxious voice saitl. "My darling, how brave, how noble you were." "Was it Philip who spoke thus? rhe would not yield to this veaknoss. She wotrl cross tho room, and ( gain th'j . hall. She ma le two or three st.-ps, feeblv but resolutely, vaguelv won Lr ing what had made her flesh so h j.ivv, or gave her this anguished pain in her hr.nd, then sho seemed t step sud denly down into blackish darkuoss. "I am dying," she thought. "Whal will he think?" and it seeme.l to her sue called aloud with hpr last breath, "Philip! Oh, Philip!" In realitv the wordy were but a whisper, hut they found their way to the ears of him whom she called, who bent over her with a world of anxious love, whose strong arms raised and carried ht r wntre sue might have air aud rest and silence. The hands which had hne their work so bravely were tenderly bandaged, and when sho opened her eyes -and cam'3 back to tho world, she felt her hands and soul, were cleansed of a thought which had been crime. Philip still was resile her, and at the memory of his words a burning flush, half pain, half joy, rose to her face. "Mabel, are vou better?" he wins pered. "I have been so anxious, dar ling. T have longed so, Mabel, to tell vou of mv love, but von seemed so cold, so chauged. I dared not hazard all. What have I done to offend you? IVrgive me for taking advantage of vonr weakness, but I dare not wait tin til you are stronjr to escape m." Wa.s she dreaming? If so, might she never waken ! Then she remem bered Lillie. "Ym are forgetting Miss Laurence's claims upon you, Mr. Bonsart." "Claims upon me ! I know of non. save that she is an old playfellow an i engaged to my nearest and dearest friend, at present on service abroad. I thought you knew that, Mabel."' What a poor fool she had been;.' Now she remembered Lillie had not to!d the name of her betroth?., but eh? had taken all for granted. "Xow that we have disposal of Mis Laurence. Maoe. he continue.- there no other claim you can make?. "None but mv ow:. Phiun. " Ana - . then she told him of ali that she had suffered. Ah. Mabel; did you no: kno there was but one Queen B.-? in all the world's garden for me, and now that I have plucked it -haw royally I will guard it how proudly wear it. all the world shall see!" . - ( So the curtain fell upon a tableau for which there was no aa lience, and in which Miss S.-well was forced' to take part after all. The Ledger. POPULAR SCIENCE. It is not alwavs the direct slioclc of the lightning stroke that does the greatest damage. Common bituminous coal contains about two per cent, of nitrogen, which cornea ofl as ammonia when distilled in a closed vessel. Good coffee, by means of its mar velously stimulating influence on the brain, is the antidote of alcohol. An anger compl ted by an Anonis, Conn., firm, measuring fourteen feet long and three inches in circumfer ence;, is reported to be one of the largest ever made. Dr. Zeigler, a German scientist, de clares that photographs of the sun, taken daily, will enable a person to closely predict the weather. Circular or elliptical halos around the orb of day indicate violent storms. While planting potatoes a Knoxviile (Tenn.) farmer unearthed a huraau skull which, when examined by a phy sician, was found to be one inch thick at the frontal region and one and a quarter inches at the occiput. In water in which decaying veget v bles have been infused the microscope discovers things sc minute that 1', 000 of them would not exceed in bulk a grain of mustard, though they are '. supplied with organs as complicated as those of a whale.' Steering boats by telephone during a fog is a new thing in the science o: navigation. A cable is iaid in the ae. and by means of a detector on boar 1 the boat it may le discovered when passing over it. Charles A. Stevenson, of London, is the inventor. He savs he can get a perfect connection on board, with the water as the principal conductor. . Thomas Kelly, of Keokuk, Iw, writes that evidences of a pre-glacil river have been found which in earlier ages drained Lake Michigan westward into what is now the Mississippi River. Some cf the jdaces . where this river ran are covered by nearly '200 feet of deposit, but the slit which covers th; river's bed is black and contains shells which show remains of earlier animal life, probably before men lived on this planet. In the waters of the P.ed Sea the cessation of the engines on a sieamei for an hour means extreme physical sufferings for passengers ; for a day it would imvolve absolute torture. The wind which prevails every day is 6 hot, asphyxiating blast; and its con tinuous directions are from north and south toward the center. As a result, every passing vessel is subject to two days of almost intolerable heat, fol lowed by two days of comparative comfort. The red bug of Florida is a njear equivalent of the chigre that infests blackberry patches in New York State and further south. The red bug is almost invisible to the naked eye, but he appeals strongly to at least one other sense. After the traveler has slept in a region where these insects abound, he rises next morning with an almcrrt intolerable itching, and red lumps begin to appear all over his body. The red bug has burrowed in the flesh and doubtless deposited eggs in the burrow. The lumps and the itching stay with the victim for the better part of a week, and marks of the red bug's ravages are carried for nearly a month. Hues of the Katajo jlndtans. The Navajo Indians produce the brilliant red of their blankets from bay eta. a bright cariet cloth xade in lEastera cities and raveled by Indians for the yarn. Their gray it ;he natural color of some of their sheep, s are their white and their tlack. TLy produce a deep yellow .from the alder boiled in water, aai r afterward uix:d w:th trstmre 'native alum. A dull red is produced from the alder bark. Black :s also obtained from the aromatic sumac, yellow ocher in 1 the gum of a species of pine. The la-,t dye is es-tentially an ink. M-.ifct of those dyes arc produced by rfduborate process, but the Nv;of a"Ui used dved wools made ia Eastern j iisj uJstii mru i uu 1-5 w.m Chicago Herald. RICH PUEBLOS. PROSPF.ROIS INDIAN COLON IKS IN NKW MKXICO AND ARIZONA. They Own the Best Lan! and Vaj No Txe following Qunlnt Ancient Cunfomn-Ilespect for the Aaetl. I N New Mexico and Arizona there are roanv thousands of American citizens who neither vot nor pay taxes, and yet they own the rich eft lands, ad some of thera rank with the wealthiest men of the Southwest. Thene citizens are Pueblo Indians, and a mighty interesting people they are. They live in their own villages, which look more like forts or tene ments than anything eise. govern themselves without much interference from the Unite I States authorities; aud manage to get along very well de spite the fact that many of them, while professing Christianity, depend more upon the old gods of their fore fathers. Their custom", mode of liv ing, beliefs, superstitions and tradi tions are but very little different from those that the old Spaniards marvelled ot when they came into the country from old Mexico toward the latter part of the sixteenth century.. The nearest pueblo to Sante Fe Is the Pueblo of Tesuque. It is about nine miles distant. Tesuque is a flat looking little place. It is not any thing like as large as Taos or Ideta.or many of the other pueblos of New Mexico. The rising generation has succumbed somewhat to the advanced ideas of the people of Sante Fe, aud now von see occasionally a house with a door in it on a level with the grouud The houses are built on top of each other, and where the whole affair is in nome places three and four stories high, it looks from a distance like triant flijrht of steps. Nowadays one can enter some of the houses on the 1 etory along the ground through doors cut in the sidesy' To enter most of them, however, you have to . climb up a' ladder to the second terrace, ant then down into them through trap holes in the roof. The roofs of the lower houses furnish sidewalks for the families living one story nearer to heaven. The houses are about ten feet high. In olden times it is said only the women and children slept and lived in these houses. The men lived in the estufas. These estufas or council rooms are great, round, low affairs. They have no doors, but you have to climb up a ladder to th to;) and de scend into them through trap doors. The interiors are omit;. Sometimes on the walls are sicred paintings au l drawings and antlers. For many years the Pueblos have had mor? of family life, the custom being introduced by the Christian' , according to the same story. The respect of th children for their parents and tha affection of man and wife for each other and for their children are delightful. Zuni, in the far wetter u part of th? country, has one six-storied house covering a vast territory and contain ing many rooms. The Moqui towns are three-storied. All of thse towns are extremely old, their grant dating back mostly to lfif and -veu then they had been in existence hundreds of years. The government - of the Pueblo Indians is in th? han Is of a. eazique or chief, war captain 03 I fiscal major. They are elected an I hiva assistants. The village generally settles its own quarrel, and onr rarely or nver hears of Indian coming iato ths United States courts. Witchcraft i firmly believed in up to thi day. It is a generally afpt I blif cow that the cliff dwelling, ruins of which are to be foun I thro ihout New Mexico and Arizona, wre merely the hoeff of refuge of the Pueblo. The pueblo thems"iv ar little more than fort, aad it is beliv 1 that ia times of extreme danger the Indians fled to the strong : or :r boilt in the cliff. Tiero ar ,-aas rains of cliff dwellings but s fv vut f;is S&St Fe. Thtsed-reilta; wjr-? almost invariably prepare I an! half built by nature herself. Ths via l j and sand hollowed out the oftr j stratum of sandstone between two I xacre substantial jitrta of U4 r ck, j thtls fursishias the 2or, the roof and back of the fortrca. The Indiana had then bat to boiU the two aides and the front, nsing mud! and clay in doing ao. The cliff dwell ings are generally about twelve feet long, eight feet deep an I from flvi to nine feet hih, Thera were very e!- dom any windows, and the door?, cut very low and generally about eightc?vt inches square, serve I as chirunev1 aiso. in xue gorge oi me vatn nplan ls, a"iovt fifty miles northwest of Santa Fe, are to ie found caves in cult dwellings hollonred out of the numie,- slmie cliff. Near Flagstaff in Arizona arc several canons in which are to ! found thf ruins of innumerable tli!! dwellings. The children leVong to themother and ned invariablr to take her last n-xuv , which does not chauge whei vshu i?. "married. Nowadays ihU cistoiu i changing, the girls generally taking their mother's name, the boys the father'", In each triic ther art (njf number of different clans, ftunh ss th Sun People, the Deer People, the Fire People. A young man may not i&.ury a woman of his own clan, but if he is one of the Peers he must take unto wife a young lady of the F.res or thu Suns. Descent in from the mother. Adoption of children into a differ cut clan from the paren if easily ef fected. There ar. geur.lly from six to twelve clans iu each tribe, some times more. Children are generally baptize! when, in the spring, the irrigation ditches are opened, on which occasion ther iv? great dances. The infant ia held np in the air in the arms of a. godfather before the dancers. The godfather selects a name and seals it by putting his lips to the child's. There are many queer stories told about these most interesting Indians White men have seen many of their religious dancas and describe them as extremely edifying, but of all the strange customs of the Pueblos none strikes the stranger so forcibly and effect such an everlasting impression as the extreme and complete obedi ence of the children to the parents and the great love tho parents hare for their children. Even the gray .-bearded old gentleman, dignified and wise, do not think it beneath them to go chas ing around the place with babie on their backs playiug "horsey" with them. New York Sun. Romantic History of a Diamond. The Imperial Treasar of Austria contains the Fiorentino diamond, one of the finest of the world, noted lor its lustre and brilliancy. It is said to bo worth $430,000, and has a romantui history. It once belonged to Churle the Bold, Duke of Bur-undy, who wu rather careless in gnrdin-j his trew nres. He went to battle one day witu this diamond in his pocket, and the result was that he lost it. Th? dia mond lay on the road and a Swiss sol dier picked it up, and looking upou it as a piece of glass, threw it dwn again, but as it fell the sun's raya caught it, and the soldier, thinking it' a pretty trinket, conclu le I to carry it along. Shortly after this he showed it to a priest. The priet admired it nd gav him two shillings for it. The priest sold it to a jeweler for-twi and six pence, and a rich merchant paid the jeweler F2500 Un it. Th- mer chant sold it to an Italian duke for $1000 advance on hit j.n.'e, and thj duke sold it to oue of th Pop-. wh paid $40,000. After number of other adventure it cntae into the t seasion of a Grand Duke who msrried the Empress Maria There!, of Aus tria, and through her it em to tho Imperial Treasury. New Yurk Sun. Has an cis-e hr z eL -S-rae weeks S B f . m.r w is out hnntinsj ud h cu :t a buck '-agle. He rinsliy sho- tt iu ih-j wings with verv tine shot. Tiiit rtia hi :. unable to fiy, ! h raptur 1 it t!iv?. Little laja.- 1 tti- by th i shot, and the bird hs nw tU r -'i?hy rc j..rrd and can any day be e'a -in it cage bv'tbe watsr tenter. The hjtl - is yo-ing and a ftml-. Th ran?e ta?n th !h t hi Karsel to hie Mr. C .p-r., !t cos; t.3 him twas L -rr iat- th cg-, iii h .a htal';t a, mu .' a he p24js. ll : .a. t :i raa. out of hi hssl. aid m msnv ; aH ut;!ik bit -k ele, hi :u, th? .4rin; i, eta nevr v t .'!. Th blr.l tajis:jrc ;x fc-t nth r Inches from tip t tip . it vu , i aJ scigus aoojt n:irea paaj.- 1 litrsjidd Cliforaia2.