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China's Great Wall Myth.
Abbe Larrlou, formerly a missionary In China, baa published a pamphlet, "Paris Leroux" on the great wall of China, to donionati'Pte that tbla struct ure don not exist and has never exist ed. The popular belief Is that thin wall atretches for about 8U0 leagues aoros China from the sua to the province of Kau-Su. that it is wholly constructed of out stone, and thirty cubits high by twelve broad. It is believed to run straight out regardless of obstacle "Vlng, down Talloys and up mountains Vhout a break, except such as time Jt made, along Its whole course. The lion originated with a Jesuit named tlnL who visited China about 1050, ud 1 id his dlscriptlon was followed by subsequent writers. M. Larrleu has lived for several years under what would havo boon the shadow of the Great Wall, had thore been one; he has studied the writings of recent writers especially Abbe Hue who have cross ed the line of the alleged wall in va rious places; he has likewise studied the Chinese history of the subject, and his conclusions are as follows. (1) The term "Great Wall" Is at tho bot tom of all tho misunderstanding, and it comes from the Chinese expres sion, "the wall of ton thousand li;" (2) as described by Martini and other writers who have coppied him, this wai iloos not and never did exist; (3) n Chi nose emperor undoubtedly did concoivo the idea of a great wall from the Gulf of Lai-Lonir on the east to Kan-Su on the west, and this, though never realized, had a beginning; (4) all along the pro posed line of the wall squaro towers of of earth, or of earth faced with brick, were constructed at considerable dis lancoa from each olhor, but those were never joined togethor by any wall, as wan originally intendod. In some of m defiles along the route there are Is, but those were intended to close He particular passages, or they are erely the walls of villages, and are not parts of a larger scheme. Hence tho only part of the scheme of the Groat Wall carried out was the con struction of tlioso scattered towers; the rest never' wont beyond the brain that conceived it; it was never more than a fancy, and it is now a myth. This buge Chineso wall, says Abbo Larrlou, is a huge Chinese lie, and as for the million soldiers which were said to guard it night and day, they are myths likewise. The allogod Great Wall is a favorite excursion for Europeans visiting Fekln, and such a question as whether it exists at all or not should be an easy one to settle definitely. London Times. Ell Lucas's Long Nap. Dr. Gober, the physician at the Frankfort Penitentiary, relates a most remarkable case in the history of his professional practice. Ho says that two years ago Eli Lucas, colored, came Xtothe penitentiary from Louisville, un Jjt life sentence for murder, and that intil within six months past he was healthy and capable of performing the heaviest labor. At that time be mani fested extreme nervousness, and would shrink and crouch into corners as if ex periencing great fright He soon lost the use of even- member of his body, and then fell into a heavy stupor that eviduncod the loss of all sensation. In this condition, a dead man to all ap pearances excepting an occasional turn lug of the head, lie remained until the day of the inauguration of Gov. Buok uer,' when ho nliowud tho Ih'St symp toms of returning life by making a fee ble effort to mutter. Two weeks ago there was an apparent improvement, and to-day the doctor pronounces him restored sound in body and mind. Lucas says he dose n't remember his ill ness. He thought he had been in the hospital but a day or two, and was sur prised to awaken from an April nap to learn Mint he was in the' middle of the month of October. The treatment was addressed to the brain as the seat of the nerve centers. Louisville Courier-Journal. Rare Authority. I ... J! f - TIT "it was at uiuuer hi uuurgu . Child's a few years since whon some one asked Lord Houghton, who was one of his guests, if he would take his duck rare. 'Rare P rare V said the no ble lord; now there Is another of your American snis which make it so diffi cult to understand you; and, pray, what do you mean by 'rare P' i am pro foundly grateful to say. and every American, I know, will be equally grateful to hear, that there was a good American present who promptly piped out from the other end of the taWe so far U true learnirg but iwi often re moved from title We mean by ".Are" n.u what Drrilan tnnnnl whf i ha ;UJ .v., " - wrote: 'Boast me quickly an egg md . -t . see that it De rare, tnunrcipma Press. 1 i All treat men are attentive listener. Many of them acqlre tbe bablt of belog married The "Rescue" of Captain John Smith. The Indians especially admired bravery and cunning. This device of the white chieftain and his valor when allocked appealed to their admiration, and there was great desire to see him. The renowned prisonor was rooeived wilh the customary chorus of Iudian yells; and then, acting upon the one leading Indian custom, the law 01 un bounded hospitality, a bountiful feast was set before him. The captive, like the valiant man he was, ale heartily, though Ignorant what his fate might be. The Indians soldom wantonly killed their captives. Whon a sunielent number hud been sacrificed to avenge the memory of such braves as had fallen in tight, the remaining captives were elmer adopted as tribesmen or disposed of as slaves. So valiant a warrior as this palo faced cau-co-roust was too important a personage to be usod as a slave, and Wa-buu-so-na-oook, the chief, received him as an houored guest rather than ns a prisonor, kept him in his own liouso for two days, and adopting. him as his own son, promised him a large gift of land. Then, with many expressions of friendship, he returnod him, well escorted by Indian guides, to the trail that led direct buck to the English colony at Jamestown. This relation destroys the long fiiiuil.ar romance of the doughty captain's life being savod by "the King's" own daughter, but it seems to be tho only true version of the story, based upon his own original report. But though the oft-described rescue did not take place, tho val ant English man's attention was spobdily drawn to the agile little Indian girl, Ma-ta-oka, whom her father callod his "tom boy" or po-ca-hun-las. She was as inquisitive as any young girl, savage or civilized; and as she was so full of kindly attentions to the captain, and hestowod on him so many smiles and looks of wondering curios ity, that Smith made much of her in return, gave her some trilling presents and asked her name. Now it was one of the many singular customs of the American Indians nevet to tell their own names, nor even to allow thorn to be spoken to strangers by any of their own immediate k n dred. The reason for this lay in their peculiar superstition, which held that the speaking of one's real name gave to the stranger to whom it was spoken a magical and harmful influence ovor such person. For this very reason, Wa-bun-so-na-cook was known to the colonists by the name of his tribe, Pow-ha-tan, rather than by bis own name. So, when Ik was asked his little daughter's name, he hesitated, and then gave in reply the nickname by which he often called hor, Po-ca-hun-tas, the "little tomboy." This agile young maiden, by reason ol ber relationship to the head chief, was allowed much more freedom and fun than was usually tho lot of Indian girls, who were, as a rule, tho patient am! uncomplaining little drudges of every Indian homo and village E. 8. Brooks, in SL Nicholas. The Newspaper Diet. The young man that boards on South Division street really looked emaciated last night. His eyes were hollow and his cheeks sunken. What ails youP" "A newspaper diet, that's what ails me. Somebody sent our landlady a Ladies' Home Journal, or something with a list of "cheap dishes for a week', and the result is we've had fricasseed toothbrushes and sawdust croquettes; 1 copied it; listen: 'One quart hemlock sawdust free at any carpenter's; twe eggs, five cents; half cupful of flour, one cent; pinch of Summer-savory anu salt. Mix tbe sawdust, flour and con diments well together; beat the eggi briskly four minutes and pour in; stii well, and shape into croquettes; sprink le with flour and fry over a hot fire. Butter will cost two cents, tire one cent. Serve hot and eat quickly.' There, that costs nine cents; call it ten fot round numbers. There were six of u at table that night, and wo swallen-d 'em before we knew what they wen made of. We wouldn't a'knowo then, only my roommate got a big chit in his throat and bad to reject half oi his croquette aud the truth came ou wilh it. Giving dinners at a cent a piece, first cost, our landlady ought ti grow rich. We didn't make any fust about the croquettes, but when it cam. i to palming off bnau soup which cost five cent a gallon, colored wilh Tosaline for beautifying the linger nails,' as torn a to soup, tbe table rose and tore u tbe Ladie' Home Journal I am wil linp to eat aawdiixt in tbe shape of t croquette, but rosaline In my soup I loo much, too much.' Uuffalo (bur iroiD'SEMei Hemorrhages. Horn, or from any callus U speedily cut. , trolled unci loii)il, Sores, 'Jlcers, Wounds, Sprains & Bruises. It In1 cooling, c'eciiaiiirf uud lieu ling. PoloPrh U ! ni-wt rfflcuploim for till! Uatai 1 II i (.u,b. C.M In lli lliiail.&a. "Pond'a Extract Ctrrli t urn," HlHSOislly prninnil to miwt snrlotis rases, should I applied with 1'uuiT Unmet Naawl SiIiik Rheumatism, Neuralgia. No otlipr preparation bus cured mors cum of these uistroHsfng cumpliiliiMtlutti the Kllrart. I'oml'a Kitrarl I'lu. trr la Itivaluablo In Uivsh dliieasoa, Luiu lo, 1'ulni in liana or Blue, gte. Diphlh ena. Sore 1 nroaL Una llis Kxliuct uroinptly. Delay la duliKroui. Piles miiiti.meeuins; or i truing. I la tho uroatost known roinndy ; ruix lilly curing when oilier ftietlk'lnes huva fulled. 1'oinl'a I tract uiniinrni la of itriiitt mirvlcs wliere the removal o' ckilidiiK is inuonvunlxiil. For Broken Breast and Sore Nipples. n.tan,J-ls ned i'lia Rxirncl will never bo with out It. Iiid' KttructUlntmrntla the Ix'xt umollli'iil Unit can be applied. Female Complaints, major. Ity nt frmnle dlsenmia Hie E tract can ba liied.ua in well known, with the greatest tiem-ilt. I'm 11 dliuullona aocouipuuy each bottle. CAUTION. Pond's Extract iMS the word "1'oiitl'tf -.xtriM't blown ia tho rIiikh, andoiir pletino trado-iimrk on aiiriiiuniliiiK bulT wrapper. None other ig genuine. Alwnya Inalnt on having I'oiiil l Kiliuil. Take no other preparation. It it niwr told in bulk or by meamre. Sold torjnhciT, I'rlrcM, oOc, II, $1.76. Prepared only by FOX II 8 EXTRACT CO., NEW VOltK AND LONDO. 'Jr Black Loprnny, la a dUmao n hk-U i comideroo incurable, but it liaa jk-ldiil to the curium- prop iTtin of bwirr'a Si-r' :ric now Lm.v. n a'l oui the world as H. S. S. Jti. lUilr;-, f V( t hoturr villc, Ma., near II(iatnu.niatrH'l:edcvi'r.ilvura Quo with lliis huh i liluclt t rufil i-ui. n i . I waa treat ed by tho bet niedicnl lalcnt, who cai only anv that tliodln-aao wiw a apeca H of LFPROSY and fonm-qni-iilly Incurable'. It laluipiwdbla lode ecribe her aiillerniu'i. Her bmly fn.m the crmvnol her liend to Hie file a of In r firt viaa a Inasaof dc r iv, the flesh rollinaoll und leaving j'rivit cavilU"), Ilur niiKera fcaleriil aed aevi-ral lull dropwd oil at one time. Her llnilia couliaclcd by the fearful ulceration, and for vinra aho did not leave her bed. Uer welt'lit waa reduced from lib totill Ilia. Stine taint Idea of her coudiliou can bo (rlernnd from Ilia fact that three pound of I'o-niolino or olnt lient were uaed per week in drevsinK ber aorca, finally the plivxlelana ackuowledi.i'd their di fea' by thia Illack Volf, and comaicDdcd the aullera lo her all-wlae t'reator. Ilvr husband ht-arinir wonderful rcporiaofSwlft Bpecinc (rl. H. S.), prevailed on her In try it aa t fast resort. 8ho lci;au :ta use under protect, but eoon found tliat her ayatem va belli)? relieved tho Kiaon, aa the sores assumed a red and healthy color, aa lliout'li the blood was lci,niini pure and active, lira. Builcy continued tho 8. ti.S. until hi-l February; every euro waa healed; flie discarded chair and crut nra, and waa for the fli-t time in IS yeara a well woman. Her husliniid, Mr. V. A. Mai' ley, la in business at 17M Jllacksiona Street, Boa ton, ami will lako jileasuro iu itlrini; the detaila ol thia wonderful cure, riend lo ua for Trealite or. 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