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i- (llirT iff iTi " ; ,ly Ay Jiy Jiy Ax o $&m IN 187 HILLSBORO, N. C. THURSDAY. -MAY 1 1 . 189i. NEW SERIES--VOL. XVIII. NO. 17 cr- -tfe - ; r r c :::y rror?f i. :n'-) f ade r 4 to show ma v V la-'-k; fallings; ' . i-: if") if thorn -a-i b;r lu':. - rr.v virtue-, A :i'y tx-st; ;.!rt failings r-t; tri veil i '' ' ! . i' fr(" . -.ucadati-ju 1 f',r rr.e. ,'trr:" way, r.-rigUi t-J race. ',;:! me, - ' '!. !''it !ro ;: ration : :'-.,r n: Nev.-:. A liAitY HOLLOW HUNT. I." ' Old J little poet' f nestling 1 r. iioiiow' -A. 'V.'v "Happy was our in mom s valley, in r h c mountains of East Tennessee, p. n d s n r r o undo d by splendid mom tain lunges. Thonanre ivas most appro priately given to A v'VJL'-x that hollow, which a a 3 nappy in iaci . -,!. r.', in company with I - li"ui companion, Plato i .'!v lji'iijtl't' ear dot:, as true .1 dumb brute ever was :t i n ,:;,:y en exciting boyish Mile in the days long C.V - a I I.. i . a M '','. hi! s i : si. mi .' tlo..' .' . i..'.v:u lul- I t h :u! . I ha. or Ml.il hi ::, in the early fall 'hifo and i vvero- out for in the upper end o the an -."periene3 wliieh I :!.: : forgetting until ;tci'. It xv an my i. L;v. ;.nd rnv father sented in-- :':;:t mcrning;vith i s c.l !;-fu-!:re. in the for. A oi It Avas a single-barrel, t I -r c'l'.iccrii, and would - he eon1 idtred quite anti i y hey friends oi this advanced 1 '!i'o.-'n!(),ider and the ham . At all events, it was entirely ; !: n, and L am able to re i" :nh r, iifucer moments of ta-cti win ti that gun- -I have it ' .Mae into lay pofee-ion. - ;,i! i a out st ion i had it . u ! A"mm':m-; g..i..g lorlli it i.Mi -t '.".v e heartl the - :-. :' r. ;iu!t as lit1 would, :!! j-!a; a singh one ' : y w . . e oi dir.ai ily ph-nti- acx: thing to be decided was how to get there. I could tell by his bark that Plato was a considerable distance above me, and the height was well nigh inaccessible. But I was young, strong and active, as mountain boys are apt to be; and I have sometimes thought that if a fourteen-year-old boy determined to climb a sunbeam he could almost accomplish the task. The mountain-Hide was covered with small undergrowth, and with the aid of this I determined to make the ascent. Holding the gun with one hand, slowly and laboriously I pulled myself up from bush to bush with the other, guiding my course by the ceaseless barking of Plato up above me. At the end of about an hour of such toil I reached the top of the first bluii', where, for u width of something more than 'a hundred yards was level ground, reaching to the foot of the next blnfi', and, with no climbing now to do, it was the work of but a few moments to reach Piito. Coming up to him I found him sta tioned at the end of a huge hollow log, and baying with more animation than I had ever known him to do be fore, f don't know why it was, but as I reached his fide something stopped me, as though a strocg hand had been laid upon my shoulder, and my mother's warning came into my mind. I turned. my face toward home, and for one moment my conscience twitted me and my resolution weak ened. ut I shook off the spell aud stooped to look into the hollow log. ft was as dark as night within, and I could distinguish nothing. I then went around to the other end, but found that there was no hollow there. I beat upon the log and listened, but no sound came forth save the echoes. I could think of nothing else to do, so I knelt down, cocked my gun, pointed it into the log, pulled the trigger, and "bang!" rang out on the mountain air. Instinctively I sprang from the log, and almost simultaneously with the shot came an answer from 'within. in the most savage, the most blood curdling, hideous sound. I think, that 1 have ever heard, and accompanied by a noise of scrambling out of the log, which filled my whole being with fright. I had never known Plato to run from any living thing before, but he preceded me in the llight this time. Long as it takes to tell it, we were scarcely started when out of the log came tumbling a great, furious hungry bear,, bearing down upon us like the shadow of an awful death. I can shut my eyes now as 1 write of it, and feel the shiver of fright run through me, as I felt it at the sight of that bloodthirsty beast, nearly fifty years ago. On we dashed, and nearer I5ruincame. the blood streaming from his angry face, where.' the shot from my gun had taken effect. On, on! and nearer, nearer, and yet nearer the infuriated creature behind us! And It was the middle of the afternoon when I, a tired, weak, sick and re pentant boy, reached home to receive the blessings and' forgiveness ol my fond and frightened parents. At the foot of that bald cliff, Just where he fell on the lovely autumn j OOOOOOOOOOOCOOCGCCCCCCCGOO Ifaum TOPICS I HOUSEHOLD AFFAIR OOOOQOOOCOOCGCOG 2CCOOGOOCO Feeding: Cotton-Seetl Meal. Cotton-seed meal is extremely diffi . . " day m the long ago, you can lincl it j cnlt of digestion, and should never bo now unless impious hands have re moved it a stone slab on which is rudely chiselled this inscription: I Sacred to the meir.orv of : TLATO, " : I 'Who gave his lif.i to save : : A FlilEND. Yithin a few feet of where I am writing now, snoozing snugly in the evening sunbeams, where they play Tr y 4-v. u !. ' small upuu iuc iiuur iuujuu i lie open w m- dow, is a large and beautiful Maltese oat, coiled up, in restful oblivion to all I am writing, on an immense bearskin, the wearer of which once came so near making an end of me. Ilnfus McClain Fields, in Country Gentleman. given to young animals or those whiclx from advanced age have a weak di gestion. The hull which is shown by dark spots in the meal is almost en tirely indigestible. waives sna pigs have een killed by eating small j amounts of dark cotton-seed meaL Eumintnt animals can digest it better, but it ii so concentrated a food that it otrht ilways to be fed with, some balky unt less nutritious ration. CHARACTER OF THE TACALES. ii w v i .. lite a 1. :.-h -,.v :;-y with wait; i n ory fo.-i of formed an all 1! above mv h ht of me was the ':.'!" Lilh'"'' of the monn i :'ot'ky, barren, desolate 1 1 across the mountain, t t here a cave sunk in in jutting out. When all the mountain sides were vi-en garments of spring-M;-et robes of autumn, of sterile, uutimbered 1. miked aud glaring, like u i:i nature's face. It ::'! u-aut freak in thoeon the mountains that iiwver ea-M.ii for, but I know that l.int.-" was universally white and colored alile a lurimr that it was a.l the former that M'.ak.-s, and even i there worse iicountered there. My rositivelv forbidden me Kit that part of the moun- Uthorto 1 .had seen it only ta::eo, curiously. - ', there under the shadow Hitiiih in the sweet autumn '"-r perhaps ten minutes, ' t amirig, half wishing my- -..C. when 1 was suddenly lite aud interest by a furi- 1 barking far i up the cliff ' and slightly to my right, denoted my ears, I had 1 Vs u Plato to cross into l.i'ae" by so much as one ' a and so I was at a loss to ' r it. And yet hct was ; a eowav 1 --a i o-k::o vti voice T b-:ird . oon.ti move I be no mistaking it with re was something strange, . aout it all, and I wasbarn--.-;re xo see what manner of ' A 1 have treed up there. ' :',J t--y th.-r's warning !. It i.as be im !ay eperi ' " -- -i a 1 y falters in the t'y. dvhe.lieiioe has scared trouble is :.tar at hand. u. new ,'ziit us s tar then horrors! The brink of the great blulf was reached! .Straight downward, with not a tree, not a friendly bush to aid mc a descent impossible, even with ample leisure and greatest care! - Far. down below me smiled the ser ene beauty of Happy Hollow. There were the cows, .the horses, the sheep, browsinrr ouietlv, and there was the dear old home with the maple before tho door, under whose friendly shade 1 had probably rested and listened to the music of the mocking-birds for the last time. And then mother's warning came again before me too late! distinct and reproachful. To attempt a descent were certain death, and death equally as certain was just behind me. Preloading my gun was now out of the question, and, had it not been, the shot it carried were too small to do1 more than fur ther incense the murderous pursuer. Poor old Plato stood cowering by my side, trembling and whining pite ously, and in the bitterness of my de spairing heart I accused him of it all not dreaming of what was to follow. Tho supremo moment had come, and I was almost palsied with fright, with not the strength or the resolution-to raise mv gun to strike a last feeble blow for myself. Within ten feet of me the. bear rose on his hind feet to what appeared to my frightened vision an almost in credible height. lie was preparing to spring! I knew the end was come, and I tried to pray. The power of speech, of thought even, had deserted me. As he sprang upon me, I th :uht to dose my eyes, but that privilege, too, was denied me. Another moment aud I would have breathed my last, when, as if by a noble inspiration, all his wonted cour age regained, Plato met the spring and planted his teeth in my vicious assailant's throat. Tho bear clinched Not Incapable of Adopting Our Modern Civilization. A writer in the Neuesten Nachrich ten, Munich, describes the Tagales, the dominant race in the Philippines, in the main as follows: They are not incapable of adopting civilization in the modern sense, ax they are a very mixed race. The ad mixture of Chinese blood has produced very good results. The number of mestizos whose father was white is also very large, and it is these descend ants of the Spaniards who Ught the battle of freedom. Nor are the Tagales themselves without civilization. They have shown much natural strength, have advanced from their original home in central Luzon to every part, of tho Philippines and assimilated, many Malay tribes. Two enemies they have, which are more dangerous than either the Spaniard or the Ameri cans. They are indolent and their morals are lax. The Spaniards have done much to civilize them, but to this day many return to the life of a hunter after some years' residence in towns and villages. They . were, nevertheless, in a pretty advanced state of civilization when the Span iards came. This is easy to see in tho Igorrotos, a kindred race, which re mains heathen to this day. The Igorrotos live in fine villages of well- built houses, and their agricultural system is really worthy of admiration. The Tagales themselves are ardent Catholics, but they retain many heathen customs. Their highest aim is to get a son into the church, but they do not observe celibacy very strictly. Many of the mestizos, Chinese as well as white, are wealthy men, and as these lead-in the move ment for independence, it will be dif ficult to conquer the islands. A anount of cotton-seed meal in a pailful of ibranl. canbjL j:ateu eafeiy 6y a tow'-'-SK Kvll of Imperfect Milking. Cows that are impectly milked from whatever cause, either careless or im perfect milking from the fault of the milker, soon degenerate into worthless animals. The milk that remaius in the udder from imperfect milking is that which is held by the small pouches or milk-vesicles high up in the bag, and will form a curd which will excite inflammation and destroy the secret ins function of its mucous lining, or j cause the adhesion and complete clos I . f .1. . : i l. ure oi xne eav:iy or puueu. It is the experience of every, dairy of twenty-five or more cows milked promiscuously by three or four milk ers, that a contest is always waged for the privilege of milking "old Kose," because she milks easy, and a shun ning disposition displayed by all in reference to eight of ten others that no ones cares to milk. To be able to milk the hard ones with patience and skill is the qualification that should and must be attained by a successful dairyman. Mend Your China. The abnormal price one has to pay for a miserable bottle of china cement which contains hardly enough material to mend, a single piece of ware, if it is at all entensive, .often makes such work as home repairing prohibitive, but an excellent cement of this class can be made bv beating the whites of eggs to a froth, 'and adding grated cheese and quick lime after it has set tled. A further whipping, and it may be applied to the fractured china, with the result that the damaged arti cle will endure considerable heat and often moisture. . Another exceedingly strong cement is made by mixing plaster of paris with strong gum arabic, and apply the paste with a brush. Invariably before endeavor-ing-to joisa the fragments it is well to cleanse the broken edgasjb dipping them in very hot xvater and ffifceecl ing immediately with tho work, in hand. To Harness the Ocean. It has been matter of observation these many years that the ocean could do any amount of work if only a har ness could be devised that it would work in. The tides rise and fall, but it is only in rare cases that tide-water turns a wheel. The Avaves are never at rest, aud motion is force, but the motion of the waves is rarely put to harder work than blowing a horn or ringing a bell on a buoy.' At this time, when the state of business favors all sorts of new industrial ventures, it is interesting to notice the appearance of two schemes for making the ocean furnish power for use ashore. One is an invention patented on January 31, which aspires to turn the tides to ac count 3 a power for driving water wheels, running electric motors, and making compressed air. It calls tor an inlet or pond which the tide shall fill, and in which the water shall be retained by a dam. A big Moat, with a series of reservoirs on it, supported by a frame work, is part of its appa ratus, and the general idea is to till the floating reservoirs from the pond at low tide, and get power as long as the tide continues to ebb from the waters thus stored. The other scheme for the utilization of wave-motion pro vides for a collection of buoys anchored off shore, which are to com press air which is to be stored in a reservoir aud used to run engines. Some large buoys are making now for use in testing this plan, and it is an nounced that the device is to have an elaborate trial next summer on the south shore of Long Island. Both of these schemes are said to have enough capital behind them to make a thor ough test of their possibilities. Har per's Weekly. Large Hives. I am asked whether I think the eight-frame hive is large enough to accommodate the breeding capacity of the average good queen. Emphatic ally I will say no. M either do I think that the bee-keeper who makes any tests at all, no matter who he is or where he is, would answer the ques tion in any other way. -My experi-; ence is that about one-third of the queens are crowded in a ten-frame brood chamber, and that not over one' tenth of the colonies can be sufficient ly a'ceommodated with breeding-room in an eight-frame hive; while perhaps only two or three per cent, of the healthy queens would find this hive too large. Perhaps many people will disagree with me, who have never used anv -thing larger than an eight-frame hive, because they judge of the possible strength of a colony by the experience that one may get with such a hive. I beg leave to say that it is next to im possible to judge fairly of this ques tion without first giving a trial to large brood chambers the year round. It is useless to expect as populous a colony for either spring, summer or winter, on an average, in a small hive, or in a large one. ' A greater cluster, a larger space, and a greater amount of stores are bound to produce, with a queen to match, a more satisfactory colony. There is one item which we hwve not considered. I have often heard it said that the size of the hive was a question of localitv. Whether there is a poiut in this remains to be tested. It is quite possible that, in countries where tiie winter changes suddenly, and in a very few days to summer, the prolitieiiess of queens may have but little chance of becoming fully devel oped. If such were the case it would indicate that northern countries could better adopt small hives than south ern latitudes. But in my mind this is debatable. A strong, large colony, wintered in a cellar, ever so far north, if safely wintered, ought to be-able to develop the prolificuess of its queen within a very short time; and as it takes only twenty-two days for the worker bee to hatch, a space of two or three months would be much more than ample to repopulate a hive to its utmost. Are there very many locali ties where the height of the honey liow does not) last beyond sixty to ninety day afteT the opening of spring? C. P. Dadant, in Gleanings in Bee Culture. XVTten Making a New Home. Calculate in advance not only tho cost of building the house but tho added cost of furnishing it when fin ished, and keep within your mean?. But if the error is made, don't .double it by furnishing temporarily in tho hope of some day doing it over again. It is much the better policy to start with everything good, even if that means to be short a few pieces, for a good start demands a good continu ance; to till a house with things ono doesn't like, on the plea of "tempor ary," is to invite years perhaps a lifetime of living without that keen est and most constant of all pleasures beautiful home surroundings. A suggestion worth following is to eon? centrate the familv birthday and holi day gifts on the furnishing of a room; in a remarkably short time the seem ingly unattainable is attained, and tho doing of it gives a living interest not only to the room itself but to the en tire home life. -Woman's Home Companion. Whole v. Piece Koot Craft. I" testing the comparative value of these two methods of grafting, tho Alabama Experiment Station fouml that at the end vi one year tho trees grafted on whole roots w.re- slightly smaller than those grafted cn pieeo roots. Tho difference was vory slight, indeed, but tho results seem to indi cate that the extravagant claims ad vocated by tho admirers of the whola root system are not well founded. A taste can pe ctii Music Kac.k. davs, when "economy of In these space is oi primary importance m furnishing a room, especially in a flat, the - question frequently arises how one piece of furniture can best be made to serve the purposes of two. A hint as to how a useful and orna mental music-rack can be put at tho back of a piano will not come amiss. The first thing needed to make the music rack are three thicknesses of bamboo, Avhich can be purchased for fifty cents. By having tho frame-' work of bamboo there is nothing to affect the sound or spoil the tone of the instrument. The largest bamboo makes the up rights, which have to carry the cross bars; the next in size form these bars, while the smallest serves for the bottoms aud sides of the various divisions. The framework should bo arranged to take the music length wise. The best way to put bamboo to gether is to make holes in the larger pieces and let in the smaller ones, gluing them in .position. For tho sides only a few pieces will be re quired, some three inches apart, ami these may be let in, or they may bo tacked on from the. inside with fino French nails. For the bottoms of the divisions it will be enough to let in a few cross pieces or tack them on like the side pieces, or one can tack over a thin piece of wood. New York Herald. pie which will create a demand for evaporated raspberries, or the oppo site, no demand at all. As raspber ries are generally taken to the evapo rator they are comparatively worthless so far as quality of the fruit is con cerned. The reason for this is that they are allowed to dry up on tho bushes too much beforo they aro picked, often being knocked o;f when they are part dry. thus leaviug a con siderable amount of pieces of dry leaves, hulls, worms, etc.. among them. A raspberry, to be in tho best condition for evaporating, should bo well cultivated during picking season, and the cultivator rnu as shallow as possible, stirring all the surface so as to keep the moisture in the soil, that large, pi una p and juicy berries may bo obtained. They should bo. picked when fully ripe, but not let stay on tho bushes anyougcr. Then all the juices which are so valuable to a first-class article of evaporated'fruit are retained. I have no doubt that if evaporators would insist on their berries being; picket! as described above, it would not be long before the demand for their particular brand of berries would bo doubled, as this a point commission men and dealers arc being more care ful about now than at any time in tho past. 1 do not understand how ' an honest -man can place his berries on the market in an evaporated form after letting the most of them dry up on tho bushes beforo running through the evaporator, thus leaving them in a seedy and chippy condition. Charles C. Nash, in Agricultural Epitomist, with him. haekwa:M, so wu was I. The struggle was fierce for a moment, but I saw that it wa all over for my dear old briiuile playmate, and I re alized that it would be but a question of a few seconds before the monster I d :'. t to turn like ay life; but 1 uiy a few feet and unstrung A XVelrd Spectacle In a Courtroom. The , dramatic moment of the trial of Jesse James at ' Kansas City, Mo., came when Mrs. . Zerelda Samuels, grandmother of Jesse James, took the stand and was asked to take the oath. She could not put ut- her right hand, for that had been blown off years ago, when detectives surrounded her house Poultry Notes. Where are the young chicks roost ing?" Get them up oil the ground and out of danger of colds, skunks, minks aud other vermin. Iled raspberries do well in the chicken yard, give shade when most needed, and the fruit is mostly out of reach of the fowls. Keep posted in the poultry profes sion. Ileal all vou can fin i to read! about poultry, i.ud especially lines of your operations. There is no danger of taking too good care 61 a flock of hens. The man who keeps them Well fed and in clean quarfeia-arely finds fault about the number of eggs he gets, no matter aioiig as.i ! earth! ray feet, a The croat I and demanded the surrender of her j sou, Jesse James, Sr., and, on her j what -breed he keeps. i refusal, blew. x:p tue hou-e with ! ! dynamite. When she took the oath ! while. If well constructed the old woman she is sventv-f.-mr 1 last for years. Have one would turn on me. There was a c Civmg wav oi tae yet un- j rva on wi is, ana, . and ueatu Juad broken loose Ironi its t arm. fcue made a weird, almost ;-aiM lC, V:is oniy a squir- j moorings, carrying, the ttgliesf bear. canny, picture in tho. courtroom, and -i. lairst tor adventure t and the noblest dosr I ever saw. crash A good watering fountain is worth it will Kecfpe. Cranberry Pudding Moisten ono pint of stale bread crumbs with lrot water and stir in two tablespooufuls of butter; add two well beaten eggs, a pinch of salt and one pint of steweC cranberries. Bake and serve with a hard sauce. Danish Cream Chop four ounces of almonds; boil with six ounces of sago in one pint of raspberry (canned) juice till the sago is cooked. When cool beat in one cupful of whipped cream, pour into a mold and letstand eight hours before using. Cabbage Salad One 'head of cab bage chopped fine, two cups of vine gar, one cup of sugar, one cup of water, one tablespoonful of mustard, two eggs; place this on the stove and let it come almost to a boil, then pour over the cabbage, add a little salt and pepper, and mix well together. Boiled Parsnips Boiled parsnips aro a homely but savoryvegetable. Scrape or peel the parsnips and boil them in hot water until quite tender. Drain off the water, add a bit of butter, some chopped parsley, pepper and salt. Shake them together over the fire until thoroughly mixed, split the parsnips and pour tho mixture over them. To Boast Beef Heart Open the heart sufficiently to remove the strings from the inside, wash well in warm water, then wipe dry and rub the in side with pepper and salt and stuff it with dressing made as for turkey. Tie a string around it, rub the outside with render and salt, drediro with Flowers on the I'ariu. Farm life may often bo made tnoro attractive by the use of taste in tho growing of flowers and "shrubs around the house. When w went out of town upon our farm a few years ago we set out a purple clamatis. As wo intended to make some changes in tho house, we at first gave the plant a place in the yard, putting up a ladder for its support. The shrub blos somed the very first year, and how beautiful it was. When we had fin ished the changes in the honse, wo took the clematis up and set it out at the side of the porch, with a wire net ting to climb upon; there it has sinco grown. Eveiy year it has blossomed nrofuselv. 1 do'not think thero was i . . . s another plant of tho kind for miles around. Peoplo passing by would stop to admire the beautiful thing and ask what it was. In a short time a number of such plants wero intro duced in the neighborhood, eo that now many homes are made more at tractive by its lovely blossoms. Nothing adds more to the beauty of a lawn in summer than a few growing plants. They do not require a great deal of time, but they return tenfold for all labor expended on them. They speak volumes for the taste and good ness of heart of those who rear them. We have all passed' by many place? where the only ornament about tho house vas a long row of weeds or un sightly liushes" along the dooryard fence, sure refuse for worms and in sects of various kinds. Why not cut these out and put in their stead a few flowers? We must learn to do all wo can to make the home attractive if wo would keep our boys and girls on tho farm, and flowers will go a good ways toward doing this. For tho money, and time expended upon them, noth ing will return greater reward than flowers. E. L. Vincent, in the Epitomist. a of lifele vinc.i t.u-v strurrcriea ior me held up wuat remained o: her ri "ht : - . i copper holding eight or ten gallons, un- i Cioseu at tne top ana with a cup soldered on at the bottom, connected Coal Production in the. United State. Since 1870 the coal product of the United States has increased nine times and the exports of coal have in creased sixteen times. Then we sup plied seventeen per cent, of the world's fuel; now we supply twenty-five per cent. Great Britain ftili stands at the head of the coal producers, with an average of 183,000,000 tons. The United States is second, with an aver age of 132,000,000; Germany, 'J7, 000,000, and France, 27,000,000. A Village l'p iu Anns. The village of Veerglabeck, near .Aseh, Belgium, is literally up in arms. 1 or some cause, a- vet unknown thn flour and roast in a hot oven, basting j peasants have divided into two camp frequently. When done, lay it oh a ; and have sworn eternal hatred. profound silence prevailed while the j with the interior by a small hole. Tho 'tU i ' 1:'e au niy determ-j ing down the awful precipice, to oath was administered, St, Louis j an is'fied by dipping into a water - to fo.v p;ato WM iiiC.j Tuo niutilatioa and Jcath below, Republic, i ing trough. A nov piauer, cut a iemon m slice and j pitched battle has just been fought put them in the pan, with a lump of j The two camps, armed with muskets! butter, and a half pint of boiling marched airainst ach r.tW in rl 7lJ "our ami .array, seventeen rounds were fired and Btil until smooth. Pour into a hofc j several peasants , were seriously gxtnj boat. wounded. Chicago Eecord.