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ESTELLA'S " HA'ftT."
1IMIIK 'H a new (oiiiiut at Harry sure. This family wm tbe first since ih y iuag married pair who had com in the evening on- WliuMl! ' 10 hasten away !?TMsbWI before tht following IIIKUkkUII. MO.w. and master wna a physician, aa could be told by tho brand-new. shiny sign flaring over the rfekety gate, and they wsre also a young couple Not so very young in yearn, hut young na a married pair, far Mis Retell i Vnrnsr had looked quits over Ui head of a fellow Ilka John Hiek. iittt a year after year passed and found liar an unaultad to male mill, her gnze begun U lower, until it reel! not unkindly upon tho aame John illeka whom ah had Indig nantly flouted live years before. Thoy were married very uuletty, and ai John had a UtttH money laid by. tbey do elded to rent and furnlah the Harry cottage and nettle down to housekeop Ing at onen. The column, quite a largo uid pretentlotia affair, was gool enough in Its way. If the need of repair were overlooked, hut the reputation of ths place waa what wan to tie eauildercd. "Olvo a dog a bad name ond hang him." It la the aame with a boms In certain loralltlM Tho Harry eottago stood in the middle of an acre lot. a pretty lawn eloped to the rood In front and a nice garden strotrhml at the back to the edge of a tongue of woods. Thore were many tempting blta of tlotaam and Jetsam lying about tho plane, but none of It wan ever appropriated. The col ored population. those itiango folks wtio oxhale superstition with every tireath. gave the placo a wide bertb.and though a colored aottlomont atretchod along tho other aide of the wood, no ahort put waa ever atteniptod across Harry' acre. ".t place waa haunted" was the Impression that was spread throughout the country, though by what or whom nobody seemed to know. One or two of th colored tnhabltanta. more Im V'naMve than their neighbors, asserted that they had "done and de ha'nt." but what it looked like or what It bad dono thpy were unable to ay, Bstella wan not long kept In Ignor ance of tlit reputation of their new abode The Hlckse came and settled and the next step was to took out for a servant. Donning her wrap one even ing Kstella walked over to the colorod settlement, Hho had proceeded but a llttlo way up the road between tho two town of houses when she met two no grosses coming out of a cabin. "Doe either of you want to hire?" alio naked. "To do what?" thoy asked In chorus. "Ouneral housework," Rstolla an swered, tersely. One at the women hook her head. "I'ao a cook, mysef," ahe doclarod, with a alight Inflection of kioorn. "Whar you llvo at?" the younger one ventured. 12stolla pointed across tho fields to the cottage nestling among the grovoa of "china berries." "night yonder" ahe Jiald "There Is only my husband and II " The woman'd Jaw dropped and her oyos rolled as etui stared at the whlto woman who wan asking her to came to live ut Harry's acre "Hit place! No, not rils chile"' the younger woman de clared emphatically, while the elder omitted a long drawn out sound of e-!nis denial. "Um-um. honey!" "Why, what's the matter?" asked lis tella, a trifle surprised. A LARCH! GRAY RODBNT. "Folks don't want to go In service In no hu nted house," they deelared, and passed on. And o It was aevoral days before Katellu could get a servant to mo to The Acre," as the Htekea railed it, but at last u ehore woman wai ae ured an old. black creature, too ahiftie and "no 'ootint" to be able ti 'hoan her place of service. Hut even she tNatiUtl on leaving the plaee be fori dark, and would never make her nppoaraitre until broad daylight every morning And urh grewaoin- tale as old Sal 1jr related about what waa told of the "ha'nu f Herrr'a acrot" tales that made Killa'i heavy bralda a I moat ur coil from ber small, pretty bead. She of ours dutifully related tbeiu to John Hieka. who only langked aa he an awerd. "We get tbe ptaoe cheap aad until (he ha'nt trie to force IU ae- uatutan-4 upon ua let us Ignore Ita exutenrw if tt dot xlat.' And so they stuck tu their quarters, hearing or seeing nothing out of tho ordinary until early spring, when tho place Improved an mueh In general ap pearance under the beautifying touches of leaf and grant mat the mekses en ter'alned aerlotM thought of trying to become toeesHed f this property. One evening MstelU sat at an open window In the second story. The houii was very nulet, for John Hicks was away and tbe black woman had lung since finished her accustomed la bor and dp4r'd Mstnlln was very happy nd satutM nu'slde on 'he law'i nw softly tfi-.'-n n ' ng phalanx of wht'e hvacinMis shot up permeating Ib t'isimv sir w n heif v ngen' odor, BulJeniy 'hri' gtt he 8'ieo h '4i. A oun vl i'v I b In it. pa"r ot pair of (as demanding lU stairs. WW r Down It came with deliberate atowncsa until the :'rat landing waa reached, then a fow ate; '. and the deaeent of the next flight was r-mtmenecd. Kttella'a eyoa were riveted on the atalroase, a vlow of which ahe commanded through the open door. Presently "It" would cotno In light, cutting her oft from an exit, for the last atop In tho staircase ended close to the door. All vllaVty seemed to leave Jfotclla'a frame, arrcplug In a email, cold atrcam tin her aplnal column, the hnlr aeomed to rlae on her bond ond her crisply frizzed bangs to uncurl. Unwlnktngly her oyea were riveted on tho floor, na she iat back In the chair Inenpablo of casting off this apell of horror that had settled upon her. Down the thing came, deliberately, Kstetln mentally counting tho atalra un til ahe felt It hnd reached tho laat atop of tho flight, when In nnottier moment It would pasa the door. Oh, what a moment! Then Kstolla's holr returned to Ita natural position on her silly llt tlo head, her limbs rolnxed their hor rified tension, and hor blood began to olroulato warmly through hor velna once more, flho rubbed her eyoa nnd winked, rubbed them ngoln nnd looked, nnd burst Into pent upon penl of hyster ical laughter, for through the door the object of her fright came In alghl, tho largest, boldest old gray rodent Ks tclln had ever had the III luck to see, calmly propelling before him n Inrgo, round sweet potato, hla probably con tribution to some ratty fenet, selected from thoso stored away In ll.o nttlo for tho fnmlly'a own use. Tho decrepit old choro woman, returning to hor own ing task, wondered at tho high, ahrllt notes of laughter coming from tho wlndnw noar which her mistress sat, and when a big, round potato camo fly ing out of tho window, bounding along the walk befaro her, alio speedily de cided that her missus "had dono seed de ha'nt an' gone clean 'atrncted." She, therefore, turned about nnd proceeded to put as great n dlstnnro between herself and the haunted house, with Ita dlstrartod mlstroes, ns her rhcttmirtlo old logs would nllow. nnd Kstella waa again loft servnntloas and alone. Itatelln never told her oxporlonca to John Illcks, and a short whllo aftor the occurrence when he suggested that they arrange for tho purchase of tho plnco alio gave a hearty aasont. Some months after, whon they had come Into full possoeMlon of Hnrry'a nere. thoy changed Ita name to Hicks' Hold, beautifying and improving It un til It became one of tho moat charming hmiBoa In tho country. Though Ita unsavory reputation still clings to It, and tiro story of Its "awful hn'nt" Is stilt told In more than one county, Ita appreciative mlstreaa ban never again heard "things" creeping down the stair. ANTIDOTE FOHJ3NAKE POISON CVrtaln Cum for tlm Ultra nf llrntllr li l.aat I)lrnry, Krom the Chautauquan: It Is very noteworthy that many notions, racss and castes lowpst In civilization have for a long time protected themselves aualnst poisoning from suako bites by n method which never until tho prcrent time, the twentieth century, has been discovered by Kuropenn scientists. Tho rneea of Payllor In Africa, Morser In Italy and (tuner In India ngea ago posirssed a meana to Insure themselvoa against poisoning from snake bites, and todny there- are peoplo who nrn not harmed by snahc poison, It wo may believe tho descriptions ot travel ers. Bach aro tho negroox on the Gui nea coasts, tho rare of Klaowor In Harbary, some fakirs and stinko chnrm. era In India, tho InhabltnntH of Ma- xambhiue and some Kafllrs in South Africa. The menna used by all thosa people to cccuro Immunity from anako venom consist In taking as medlclno tho venom, either fresh or dried, from tho venom-glands of snakes. The ma jority cat tho venom, but In Mozam bique tho same result Is gained by In oculating with It. That these peoplo really do, make themselves proof against snake bites In this wny seems to be sure beyond a doubt. Although this method was made known long ago In Europe by traveler, nobody item ed to take any notlco of It until tho oxperlmenu of Paste r and hla , aehoo 4 tali Utiuuiieti msvm wit is Ul utilizing It. Then soholara began to study the offsets on animals of fowling snake venom nnd at Inoculating wltij It. and to eouvort Into scientific capi tal the uvowals at theso fakirs, Kaf firs, etc. lie Wm True. Hrave deeds ore frequent, and one good oltlce at the dally press la to re cent them for the world's remem brance. An Instanee In point Is the following from the Mobile Register: Ah lacldenl reallslag John Hay's fa mous story of Jim Hludso, engineer ot the Pralrlo Helle. who held her "noz ile agin the bank till the last galoot" w ashore, occurred here on the Chnt tnbooche river In the wreck ot the steamer Orlggs. The. steamer struck a snag which ripped upon her bottom. She began to fill and the pilot headed her to a sand-bar. while tho englnser crowded on all steam, though tho wa ter was already over a portion of the deck. Reaching the sand-bar, the ves sel careened, and the water rushing In caught the brave engineer at hla post tn tho limine room. He died there. Two other persons were lost, a roust about, who became frightened and Jumped overboard, and a negro wo jMhn. who became panle-strieken and refined to lve the lower deck. All the others wrs saved, thanks to tho devotion of the engineer The story U reported by a negro deck-hand, and is LuubMesa a true one The hero's i urns was Waterberry. h-pvneen cotton mma are in roune f cunitructlon ta North :toIibk PRINCE DEGALANTH A. THE MAN WHO 19 TO MARRY THE JERSEY LILY. I.Ik Mrs, T.enxtr lis Hm licit Mefrl inonUt Dip'erlenret nf HU Own A 1'rain tent Sportsmen Whom Hone Are Well Known on Kngllili Trarks. IlU lc Qalanthn, who, It la nnnoiinoed, will soon lend Mrs. !angtry to tho al tar, la n noted character In Kur ope, although not well known tu Amerloa. He It prominent In Aus tria nnd la very favorably known nt tho court of bis country. Tho Jeraey Lily la prover bial for her partiality to aporllng men. nnd It will bo no aurprlae, therefore, to aay that the prince Is one of tho fcromost horsemen of Hurdpe. Hla racing stock la well known on tho .tracks of tho continent, nnd hla Income la aufllolcntly large to make the best bloods of Paris Jealous. Prlnoo Paul, for that la his rhrlstlun name, la de scended, by an odd dispensation of fato. from tho carls of Jersey. His mothor waa a daughter of tho fifth carl of the Island of which Mrs. Li.igtry ban been Justly called the Illy. Both partlea to the proposed matoh have rot been without exporlenco In tho way of matrimony. Mrs. Langtry'a his tory and ndventuros In that respect nro very well known. It Is different, how ever, with Prince Paul. It Is not known, In America, at least, that ho has been twice married. Doth of his wives are dead. Tho second waa n prln. PRINCH UU OALANTHA. cess of Croy, who passed nwny In 1SS1. Prlnco Paul's son by his flrnt wife Is now nn nfllcor In tho Austrian urmy. Mrs. Itngtry's prospective husband Is 51 years old but It Is said that ho does not look or feel his ago by twenty years. His marriage, like that of his namesake In tho comic oporu may pro voke no ond of comment In continental Journals, but, with hla coveted prize won, It Is highly probable that this vorltablo Prince Paul will care little what tho "confounded Journala" say about him. Mrs. I.nngtry's ruccnt dl vorco leaven her frco to wod. Wliutler Hint Irtln. Mnny ot the pictures of Whistler, the artlat, nro vague, both In treatment and subject. The publla may bo par doned for not understanding ho ran of theso pictures afier heurlng thu fol lowing amusing anecdote of ths patnt or: One night Whistler dropped Into Sir Henry Irvlug's rooms to dinner. Other guests were present, but Whist ler alone was silent. Two of his land venpos adorned tho wnlls, and nppar ci tly he wanted no further entertain ment. Hvery few minutes he would Jump up from thu table to get n hotter view of his own work. At length, after a prolonged examination of these stud ies In moonlight and moorland, ho crta! out, "Irving, Irving, look what ynu'vo donel" "What's tho matter?" Inquired Ir ving, calmly walking up to tho pic tures. "Matter." thundorod Whistler. "Why, Dm mnllae Id lti.il l.H..n ; do haya nvor noticed It. I suppose they have been like this for months?" "I suppose they have," replied Ir ving. "Hut I think I might be oxoilsod. since It has taken you the man who painted them -over on hour to dis cover that they are iilde dawn." I'or it l.lfo or (luitil Work, Six years ago. when Mies Knte Ad nms was II, she was called the belle if Topeka. and It was commonly sup posed that she wna the heroine of a ioolety novel written about that time by a Topeka Mlalater. In which several other well-known people figured con spicuously. Now she has given up so ciety to devole her life to nursing. When she went to Philadelphia two years ago to enter the deacoiiewes' home of the diocese of Penusylvi Ala genuine sorrow was expressed by her frlemla, and many hoped that before her two years of preparation had end ed ahe might change her mind. Hut she did not and the service by whloh she will be set apart ns deaconess will take plaee next January In the Kplsco pat cathedral nt Topeka. Miss Adams has been called by Hlshop Mlllspaugh to do special work In Kansas this sum mer, hut she will return to Phlladet phla in October to take tho thres months' hospital training whloh will complete her course. fountain In Uimlun. According to the Jewelers etruscan gold set with moonstones u a coming ,fad nd the hoop" yie will be ths fa-iritc A hoop for nt wrist a hosp lor mo mroai n nj.n urbane re' f1t hoops "f g' ' I t thh or(. y,, nour ears, are CURE YOUW nHBUMATISM, Strut a IMiltrnt and Hub Iourtf wtth II Rtery Mnrnlasv "You see that 1 haven't a particle) ot rheumatism," said Iho man with a florid face and a votco that waa intend ed by nature for campaign purposes, anya the Detroit Krco Press. "I feel like a 2-year-old. Never havo an actio or pain. Don't pay a partlolo of atten tion to cast winds, rains or changes In tho temperature. Kat three meals a day nnd sleep like n top. A year ago I went around smelling llko a bottle of horso liniment. Ono time I'd be on crutches. Thon I'd havo nn arm drawn nil out of shape or a shoulder that was j of no earthly use. Tho last spell I had j was with my back, and I was about ready to throw up the spongo. What did I do for It? Kverythlng under tho sun. I bad horao chestnuts In every pookct. I carried potatoes till thoy petrified. I nte lemons until t was as sour ns I looked. I took more kinds of medlolno than you can find In any ono drug store. I was In n boiled state for six months from hot baths. I was massaged into a pulp. I traveled 300 nlles to havo the disease charmed away and had it worso coming back than I did going. One day I met a little old man that must havo been 100. Ho was aa spry as a kitten, yet assured mo that from the Urns ho waa CO to 70 there was nothing ot him but rheumatism. ISven his hnlr ached. Ho ndvtsed me to steal a dlshrng nnd rub myself tboronghly with It every morning. There was no virtue In tho trcntmont unless I stole the rag. I woutd have robbed a bank to get relief. One nttornoon I slipped thiough tho back door ot a house Into tho kitchen, grnbbod u dlshrag and started to limp away. A 200 pound hired girl let out a Tlpperary screech and took after me with a mop stick. Dy tho tlmo sho had clouted me anco or twice I was running like n professional and at the end ot halt a block I was out of reach of her weapon. I've never had a twinge since I don't know whether the hired girt, tho pounding, tho run ning or the dlshrag cured mo. I'm rather disposed to think that the rheu matlsm waa seared out of me." A SELF-MADE MAN. Treasurer llolierlt Wi Once a "Metric ( fnr n Country 1'epar. Kills Henry Roberts, the new United HtuifH tietisurer, began II fo ns a com positor In the o 111 ce of a country news paper. Tho vnrloiiH stops which ho took upward from tho "devllshlp" to I'ucle Ham's counting room wore mado wholly by his own personal effort. In his early youth he entered n printing olllre and whllo learning his trade not only supported hlmeelt but secured a thorough education. Ho fitted for cot lego nnd was graduated with tho sec ond highest honors In the class of 18S0 at Yale. In 1SHI ho becamo editor nnd part owner of the Utlca Herald and for thIrty-Avu years controlled the policy of that paper, having In tho meantime become tho solo proprietor. During nil this time ho had bon moro or iess active In politics. He served as delogato to the Republican national conventions In 1804, 1808 and 1870. In 1806 ho was elected repre sentative to tho stato leglslnture. Four years Inter ho was elected congress man and served two terms. In 1889 ho wns appointed by Harrison ns ax sletnnt United States trecurer at Now York nnd during tho subsequent tour years be directed the subtrnasury at that city. Mr. Roberts bus found tlmo to write sovor&l books. Ho has boon honored by Yulo and Hamilton, both KJ.MS H. ROHURT8. of which Institutions have conferred upon Iilm honorary degrees. A Ureal Mnglnerrlng feat. A remarkable engineering feat waa recently performed In California in providing a bulwark for a great dam being built to Impound water for San Frauelsoo. Hy a single blast a section of n mountain was lorn off nnd hurled Into a gorge below. Two months were required In preparation for the blast. In tunnels cut into the mountain of rock great stores of black IK) w dor were plaoed, while deposits ot giant powder were located under the mass to be moved. The black powdei' Ignites slower than the granite pow der, and tho effect, when eleotrlalty was applied to both at once, was first to lift up the muss and then push It over the edge Into the gorge. A mass of roek measurlug 400x00 feet, and weighing an estimated 150,000 tons, wns thrown exactly as tho engineers hud plumed. inttutltle of KtUtenre. "We rest." said the distinguished law yer for tbe defeuse. An' sueh Is Hie," added Raggsy Ru fus. recounting the elroumitanees to Plodding Pete: "we rest an' Bit the dog set on us. He rests an' gits paid fur (loin on H " New York Truih Most people r mistime less food tn srjijmer titan tn winter nnd very many use but i mo meat in extremely hot wsatbsr, RUBIES BY HUNDREDS A FRENCHMAN SOLVES THE PROBLEM. Hoon to tie rat an the AUrkut M irrlmis of llliltrllet When tlm III cotrry Was Announced The l'riir ot Making. H HY make rubles by tho hundreds in Franco nowadays. This is tho latest ef fort of French go nitis. It was brought about by means of bauxite, a French mntcrlnl, nnd tho discovery has sot all tho savants of Europn to talking. For a long time In certain Industries heated bauxite has been used to rnako' very hard substances for tho fabrica tion of artificial millstones, to be uti lized In manufactories ot various sorts. The object ot manufacture waa to pro duco a substance to tnko tho place of what Is known as the emery of Naxos, manufactured by the Ureek govern ment, and about which more braggado cio has been indulged in than about anything else. Nnxos emery did not como up to expectations, but so great wns the outcry of tho Oreok manu facturers whon this was suggested that tho French dealers made up their minds to find a substitute, aad in baux ite they discovered It. For n tlmo no ono thought of bauxltiv as other than useful for tho purpose for which It wns originally Intended. Hut the Idea final ly occurrod to some ono that Instead of calcining the bauxite It would be a good plan to molt It. This is exactly what was done, and In this manner was obtained a product hardor oven than bauxite dlamautlto, which Is nothing less than alumina melted in the olectrlc furnaces. These wore tho steps lead ing up to tho grand climax, ns It were, whloh wns followed by the birth ot tho first counterfeit of rare gems tho world ever knew, which oven exports cannot detect. A savant bearing tho sugges tive name of Clin happened to linvo his attention attracted to tho matter at this tlmo, and tho Idoa occurred to him that possibly there was nn opportunity for development upon which no ono had seized. Ho gave the matter very se rious thought, nnd finally It camo to him that tho first step In tho course of development wns to volatlllzo tho alum ina. This action was very easily ac complished In tho electric furnace, tho operation giving rise to thick reddish brown clouds which nro so incon venient to those who experiment In matters scientific. Hy combining cer tain vapors with those of nlumlnn, SI. nin obtained rubles by tho hundred. The amazement, even to tho Inventor of tho process, which this wonderful achievement caused was promptly fol lowed by expressions of disbelief, oven from tho friends of tho very genius who had given birth to the Idea. "Mnko rubles!" they said. "What nonsense. Will this man not tell us noxt that he can manufacture a fortuno In dia monds before breakfast?" M. Oln told them atl that they would bcllove him In time, provided they Vim Id havo patience, but still thoy scof fed, nnd so tho Inventor went on, de termined to prove to the world that not only was he right, but that his deduc tions hnd been absolutely true from tho first. His patlenco was rewarded nt last, and now tho most skeptical at tho scoffars wilt not only admit that M. Oln Is right, hut that thoy should havo believed him from the llrst. After tho scientist had perfected his apparatus, ho sat about protecting It, and thus it Is that while few have been awaro ot tho oxtstonco ot tho process, St. Oln has boen quietly making It Imposslhlo for any ono to reap tho boneflt of his brain by Imitation, and has patented his process both In Kuropo and tho United States, In only ono country did ho meet with skepticism In so groat a degreo that It caused him trouble, and that was Oormany. Mere ths ofll rials scoffed at him. They would not, they said, grant him anything at nil unless he gave absolute proof that what ho claimed was correct. What non sense It was, thoy declared, to talk nf vaporizing alumina. M. Oln sent tho patent oflice a large enso of his primary products and a hugo box of rubles. Tho astonishment ot tho officials may be Imagined. The precious patent wns at once sent to the Inventor. Tho effect I ot this discovery upon the market far j precious stones cannot at present ho ilsilnlleiy estimated. It is n well-known fact that a first-class ruby Is almost ns valuable as a diamond, atftardlng to present prices. Nut only that, but a flue ruby Is really a rarity, nnd tho de mand, therefore. Is so great that thoy are snapped up by dealers na rapidly as their discovery la announced. SI. Oln has not yet attempted to market his rubles, but experts have told him that he should have no dlflloulty In do ing so. because they could not tell them from the genuine unless some one else showed them which were the natural land which the manufactured rubles. It M expected that the first consign ment ot the artificial gems will be plan- l upon tho market about the first ot October, and It Is also announced that I they will be Introduced simultaneous ly throughout Kurope and the United I States. Turtle lilt Ills I.I p. A young man In Utlea, N. Y., mon keyed with the business end ot a tur- , tie. and as a result of his Indlscre I Hon la nursing a sore Hp. He was holding the turtle high In the nlr by lis tell, when tha familiarity was re sented The turtle seized Its tormen tor by his lower "p and tho young n.an very at rally let go The weight f Yi jt!ilarelv..nr.lh tt -t ENTERING! A FORBIDDEM ClTT. Mr. Wolfe, n Orrms TrTlr, N rends Two Honrs In rbang-NliB. Some curious details are given In Int ers from missionaries In regard to lAo visit ot n Gorman traveler, Dr. Wo'? to Ohang-Bha, Iho capital ot Hum whloh never boforo had been entered by p. foreigner. It seems that the doctor gained his point nnd entered tho for bidden city, hut his visit was a mcro t farce, ns ho was not permitted to go about In tho city or to see any ot Its fentttrcs. Ho simply was carried in a closed chair to tho prefect's room in ono of the government halls, where tin wna entertnlned with refreshments, and an hour later waa taken back swlftlyr In tho aame way. Hunan is the pro vlnro of China which has gained noto riety na tho most bitterly nnil -foreign and antl-Chrlstlnn of any In tho em pire. For yenrs tho mandarin In chsrgcof the tolegraph service attempt ed to connect Chnng-Bha with tlw other largo cities ot 5,'llt", but he was force! to glvo up, nr'tho peoplo burned bl poles and threw tho workmen Into- tho nearest river or poud. Only throe years ago nn effort was made to run tho tele graph line to Siberia through ono cor ner of Hunnn, but natlvo prejudice- wa still so strong that the wire and poles! were destroyed and tho workmen wore driven boyond tho boundary of tho province nnd warned under pain ot ' death not to return. It Is only wlthta tho last year that an Imperial decroo was Issued ordering the Huiianeee not to molest the builders of tho telegraphy It Is expected that Chnng-Bha In a fow months will be connected with the root of the world by tolegraph. It was nt Chnng-Bha that tha atrocious books at tacking tho Christian religion woro ' published nbout eight years ago, Cbou Han. n literary graduate and a man ot means, was the author ot these libels on Christianity, which were Illustrated with pictures too vllo to describe. Dr. Griffith John, a well-known missionary, exposed tho authorship ot tho books, nnd described tho publlshor who was sending them out. Through hi Hung Chang nn tmporlnt dcoreo was secured prohibiting any further publication ot tho books, nnd nn order wns Issued for tho destruction of tho wooden typo from which they wore printed. ThM order was evaded by Cliou Han remov ing the typo to his country place, forty five miles nway. but a curious fcnluo of tho matter wns tho change of hoart on tho part of Chou Han. Dr. John sent him letters calling hi nttontftfu to the Injustices of attacking a religion of which ho know nothing personally, Ho niso Bent Chou Han tho Hlblo In Chinese, with considerable llterattiro thnt explained tho chief toucts ot Chris tianity. Chou Hun made no reply, but his publisher, who Is now ono of Dr. John's friends, assured the missionary that Chou Man Ixd cjancd to rail against tho Christian religion, though, tho atory of hla conversion waa with out foundation. Cbou Han nppcara to be n man of much nobility of character, v for ho has given nway In charity tho greater part of a largo fortune, retail ing only n small fnrm sufficient for tho support of himself nnd his son. For merly when, he visited Chang-Bha ho put up at one of tho temples; now ho stays at n cheap hotel. It Is tho gen eral opinion thnt Dr. Wolfe's persist ence In entering Chnng-Bhn has n roused the enmity nf tho peoplo, nnd that his conduct w'" mako It moro difficult for any other i.-veler to penetrate Into tho Interior of Hunan. Dr. Wolfo waited fifteen dnya for permission to cntor Chang-Shu. nnd on March 19 this wns granted. In a closed ohnlr ho was taken through tho gate at 3: IS p. m., nnd nt CMS p. ni. he wns brought out In tho snmo wny, his chair curtains being let down nil around so that hi) wns In absolute darkness, unable to ado anything. After leaving Chang-Sha ho went to lleng-Choti, where n street mob hooted at him and pelted him with clods ot earth. They tried to pull him down ta the water to drown him. but he escaped and reached Lyntang. Thoro his three bearers becamo alarmed at the violence ot tho peoplo and deserted him. Left alone, with na.knowledgo ot tho language, Dr. Wolfo was forced to make hla way by water hack to Handtow. New York Sun. Krtili the Mlittidpul. According to calculations ot Johtv Hlrkenblne, of Philadelphia, the drain ngo area ot the Sllsslsslppl river Is on and one-fourth millions of square mllos, Including noarly nil of tho country from the Alleghnnlos to tho Rockies and from Canada to the Gulf ot Mexico. In his communication to the KnglneorV Club, Sir. Hlrkenblne estimates that ana Inch ot rain falling evenly over this niew would equal 21,780,000,000.000 gal lons ot water. The average yearly fall in the Sllsslsslppl watershed averages from twenty to forty-three inches ac cording to locality. The river 1ms an average flow ot 801,000 cubic feet per second. Not Hluce tbe Wir. ' During thq visit to tho homo ot Thomas Jefferson tho other day Repre sentative Tongue of Ohio asked tha venerable guide whether there wera nny battles fought around there. "No, salt; no, sab," replied tho old negro; "not slneo the wait, sab," A Double Mldorlunm Slay I never was so frightened In i my life. Why, I was absolutely scared blue. .Maud You poor dear! And blue la ao unbecoming to you, too. New York Journal. DKln't no to arhooL "Towho. to-who, to-wo!" aald ths owl. I "What atnrltous grammar!" shud dered th'e Ifetton schoolteacher -PJk e-Ujj. 1 LUJ