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y HIGHLAND RECORDER VOL. XXIV. MONTEREY, HIGHLAND CX)UNTY, VA.. OCTOBER 3, 1902. NO. 39 - P^SSS5r*^_BBl%&v' ^8Si_j /. fAumor o^ThckMou3erorv.M:/\?ir3h?? ck>j * lCopyright, 1895,;b7.a>_i_Et Bojaaar'a Bona. 1 Ai?u_ CHAPTER XX. ' mts, *Wfm ~* Continued. .'?__, aawt i "That'll do, slr," said tho sergeant, as, with a shrewd look, he saluted and went back to the cab. , Clifford walked on, therefore, at no very rapid pac?. Indeed, ns tho cab passed him, Wlttf the sergeant on tho' box beside the driver, he saw Nell's face at the window, with a little "sur? prise and reproach in her eyes at the Blow progress he was making In car? rying out her b.hest. 1 j She, poor girl, sat upright and list? ened to the sound of the horse's hoofs Gnd to the wheels upon the road like a person incapable of steady thought' She had known that this blow was coming. She had passed hour aftetf hour of many a weary night In trying to devise mea:is of escapo from ttJ But every plar. had ended in failure even before sh? could put it In prac** tice; for day alter day she had found that she was watched by the police,* and it had become clear to her that' wherever sho went she would be shadowed, aud that at the time they^ chose she would lind herself in the grip of the police. ! ? It was to the house of one of the local justices of the peace that she was being taken. The cab soon tool: a turning to the right, and .presently^ arrived at the lodge gates of Homo Park. 1 Horne Court was a large building, brand-new and many-gabled, built bf brilliant red brick. It had so many^ little turrets and towers and steeples springing out from tho main edifice In nil directions, that lt looked like a puzzle, and set the oulooker wonder* ing whether one could get from one] portion of tho building to the other Without the aid of a plan. i i In was in the study ? an oddly shaped apartment, with an imposing gallery tilled with books?that Nell was brought before the Ideal magiS-' trate. >, i ' Sir Neville Bax was a bland and Imperious gentleman, with a loud voice and a dominant manner, who,1 having married the ugliest woman in the county, nought to palliate th^ misdeed by posing as a great admirer, of the rest of the sex. Ho stated at Nell with au approving eye. . "Well, Miss Claris, and so I hear you have a statement to make to me?" he began in a benevolent tone which made Nell wince. ^j ; Nell did m><- :inmediately answer, "j "Well, dor' be afraid Only speak out and spe k the truth. It's the best way?in fae.-. ; tue only way -when, as I und. id. thc police kuow so much ab Nefl shivered. ' ' ' -?."~-?nJ "I understand," continued 'ie, "that you have -.omi Important information concerning the robber} st your uncle's Inn, the Blue Lion?" "It's only a very little thing that I know," pleaded Nell. I "Ah, but little things sometimes lead to great results," retorted Sir Neville,' buoyantly. "You know that there was sleeping on the premises at the Blue Lion, on the occasion of the first rob? bery committed there, a person whose presence there was known to you only?" "Yes," faltered Nell, and burst into tears. -""" i CHAPTEr* XXI. ..___ ? In the meantime Clifford waa pro ceedlng slowly on his way to Shingle End. It was dark by this time, and the way seemed even longer than it fend done whee he Wt* on his way to Courtstairs thar, afternoon. There was a faint ^ght over the gray sea, but on the rignjfr over the marsh, and away as far as the ridge of hill on which old ?Fleet Castle utood there was Inky blackness. It was a lonely road at night, this long, dreary stretch Of straight, hedgeless highway, with only an occasional Lit of ragged bush or a still moro infrequent wayside cottage to break up its wearisome monotony. Even the cry of the sea-birds was startling as it came to Clifford's earg on the clear air. An ugly fancy took possession of hi n, too, as he drew near to .Shingle End at last that the cries ho heard were not all those of the sea? birds; that lt was a human cry, shrill and weird, which came to him over the flat meadow land Dy the sea. He stopped. He heard the sound again. And, forgetting his promise not to hurry, he went on toward Colo? nel Boslal's house as fast as his tired feet could carry him. He was sure now that the cries had not been those of the birds; sure, too, that they had proceeded from tho direction of tho spot to which h2 was hastening. There was a ragged plantation of untrimmed trees; and thorn bushes on the rhrht side, of the road before he came to Shingle End. Just as he"ap? proached this, the darkest part of tho whole road, a man sprang out upon him from the shade of the overhang? ing trees, and sriy,ed him from behind.' CliUord shouted, struggled, trying in vain to turn, so that ho might see tho man's face. But his-assailant, who did not utter a word, frustrated all his efforts, and held Jjim fast. Clifford's cries, however, soon brought help and deliverance. From out of the darkness there ap? peared a figure which Clifford thought he knew, and a voice which he recog? nized called tut in authoritative Jones: ? "Now, then, stop tnati"-^_L m? | Clifford's assailant obeyed this rough command without a moment's hesita? tion, and when Clifford, feeling him? self suddenly released, turned round, he only saw a glimpse of a man's figure as lt plunged into the darkness again. | "Who was that?'* asked the young man In astonishment, as he perceived that his rescuer made no attempt to follow him. ! It was Hemming, the London detec? tive, who stood before him, and he Only shrugged his shoulders. I "Only a man I've got to help me In this business." answered he, with a gesture In the direction of tho Colo? nel's house. "He made a mistake, that was all." | "What business do you mean?" asked Clifford, uneasily. | "Well, slr, I think you ought to know by this time," replied Hemming, eva? sively. Clifford pondered for a few moments. Then he asked: I "Have you been to the house?" "No, slr. I am waiting for further* Instructions first." j Clifford looked at the little weather? beaten, dwellimr. which had lights In two of the upper windows. He fan? cied he could detect a watching figure behind the narrow curtain of one of them. "I suppose it was your man," he said suddenly, "who has alarmed the poor lady so much by his knocks and thumpB at the doors and windows?" Hemming's face could not be seen distinctly In tho darkness, but Clifford had a fancy that he was smiling as he answered: . ? A* "Very likely, slr." , Clifford, who was crowing more puz; sled, more curious^ "every minute, turned abruptly away and walked round to the back door of the house, by which had been admitted that morning. He knocked two or three times with his stick against the door before he heard a window above his head softly opened. Looking up he heard a wills* per In Miss Theodora's voice: - "Is that you, Mr. King?"/ "Yes."- -?' "toil are alone?'- '-*?'-_-<. .__. y "Why, yes, of course. I have Just seefi Nell." As he had expected, this answer brought the little lady down In the twinkling of an eye. He heard the bolts drawn, and a minute later he found himself dragged inside the door, while Miss Theodora, panting with her exertions, hurriedly fastened the door ugaln. "1 Ijave seen your b<v:v" .^hl Clif for', 'ino man wno toremnts ;,r?u at night. He attacked me Just before I came tc the corner." , "Ah!" cried Miss Bostal, with a shake oi her head. "I have found out who he is now. Ho ir the man who ls at the bottom of all these robherles and of the murder of poor Jem." "Indeed!" said Clifford, politely, but without deep excitement. For he rather looked down upon the little lady's intelligence, which he thought was by no means so strong as her kindness of heart. i "Yes," she said, "he is the man who got such a hold upon poor Nell that he got her to do whatever he pleased." The notion was so shocking that, im? probable as it appeared, it made Clif? ford shudder. "But why," he asked impulsively, "should Hemming let him come here and worry you?" "Hemming!" echoed Miss Bostal. Then she was silent They remained In the little stone passage for a few seconds, unable to see each other's face. Then she passed him, and run? ning quickly to the dining-room door, threw lt open and entered, beckoning to Clifford to follow. "Papa," said she, breathlessly, and In a little flutter of excitement, pat? ting her little hands softly and rapidly the one against the other, "It ls tho detective Hemming who is sending this wretch to annoy us. Mr. King says so." . The Colonel, who. fis lt seemed to Clifford, .had aged since tho morning, got up slowly from his chair and stared at Clifford with haggard eyes. "Hemming!" said ho in a broken voice. "Tho detective I Wha-a-t ls he here for?" "You don't understand, papa," piped Miss Theodora's bright, shrill voice. "I didn't say he was here. But Mr. King tells me it is ho who sends the man to knock at doors and windows at hight. Didn't you, Mr. King?" Clifford did not immediately answer. He saw that he was upon the thresh? old of a mystery, to which the staring eyes and trembling limbs of the un? happy old man before him seemed al? ready to give him the clue. Without waiting for Clifford's answer to her question, Miss Theodora suddenly Went on again: ! "You said you had just left Nell, Mr. King. Where was that?" He hesitated. He was overwhelmed with a feeling of pity for these two forlorn people, shut up and barricaded Within their poor tumbledown house. So that, although he certainly had a vague belief that the old Colonel was in some unknown way Involved in tho 'crimes which had made so great a stir, wet be longed for bis escape as much* or almost as much, as he longed fol Nell's. So he answered in a trouble* voice: "I left her?in the hands of tho po lice." j There was the warning, if the Colo nel needed lt. The old man shook st much, as he heard the announcement; that Clifford began to fear the "stroke* which the police sergant had Sro dieted. Miss Theodora turned pale an/ clasped her hands. "The police!" she exclaimed, as il scarcely able to grasp the dreadful fact. And she twirled round, as ii moved by a spring, to her father "Papa!" she almost screamed, "If th< police have arrested Nell, I shall bi called to give evidence against her! J will never do lt?never! I would dil first." Clifford was touched. It was onlj Of Nell tho poor little lady thought Then surely Miss Theodora could nol have tho slightest suspicion that hei own father had anything to do wit. tho crimes! The Colonel, meanwhile, had recov? ered much of his self-possession. "Calm yourself, my dear," he said to his daughter, but in such a. hard tone of despair that Clifford began to feel that he was an Intruder upon grief so deep. "If Nell is arrested?" He stopped. For lu the middle of his speech thero was_a knock at the front door. Miss Theodora, Clifford noticed, drew her? self up in an attitude of rigid atten? tion. Thero was dead silence in tho little dining-room, until the knock was repeated louder than before. "I shall go upstairs," said Miss Theo dora, softly, "and see from the win? dow who it is. But if It is the police, come for my evidence, I will be put In prison rather than give lt." She had scarcely uttered the words when a third knock was heard at the front door. Miss Bostal glided out of the room and ran upstairs without an? other word. Then again there was a pause. The two men looked at each other by the light of the lamp, which gave but a dim Illumination through Its smoky glass. In the old Colonel's face Clif? ford became conscious that there was written a most pitiful history, the his? tory of a lifelong shame, of an Indeli? ble disgrace. Still only groping toward the truth as he was, the young man Blood silent, reverent, wondering what awful tnmg ne was next to learn. For the fourth time the knock, loud? er and more imperative than before, echoed through the house. Then the Colonel drew a deep sigh and went slowly toward the door. "I am sorry you are here,'* he said with calm courtesy. "Whatever er? rand brings these people, and whoever they are, you, being here, will be sub? jected to some annoying interrogato? ries. Perhaps there may still bo time for you to get out by the garden way before I have to let them in." The old man was talking, lt suddenly occurred to Clifford, to fill up the time, for he made no movement in tho direc? tion of the garden way of which ho spoke, but stood in an attitude which showed that he was listening Intently. . "Hark! What was that?" he asked abruptly. Clifford had heard nothing. A doubt, born of hope rather than fear, of the Colonel's complete sanity crossed his mind. ' "Up..airs-upetalrar went on the I old man, Impatiently, as he at last moved, In a shuffling step, toward the door. "I think I heard a window open." "Shall I go upstairs and iee?" osked Clifford. "What are you afraid of?" "My daughter?ls very determined. She has made up her rajud?that sho will not ?give evidence," answered Colonel Bostal, In a shaking voice. "Yes, you can go up and see." Clifford went up the narrow stair? case, and called gently: "Miss Bostal!" No answer. But he heard some one moving about softly in the room on his right. He went close to the door and said, with his mouth so near to the keyhole that she could not fail to hear bini: "Miss Theodora! Your father has sent me." Then he heard something?a little, weak cry, followed by silence. Ho drew back a step, and he saw the Col? onel standing at the bottom of the stairs. "Shall I go in?" Clifford asked. The Colonel hesitated. v "Is the door locked?" he asked. *? Clifford tried it and found that lt was. "Then come away," said Colonel Bos? tal quickly. At that moment there was a thun? dering knock at. tho front door, which threatened to split the old wood into fragments. The Colonel walked slow? ly along tho passage, and, with as much delay as. possible, drew the bolts and opened the door. Clifford, still on the upper floor, knew that the voices were those of the police sergeant and of another con? stable belonging to Stroan. "You've been a long time opening the door, slr," began the sergeant, dryly. But the master of the house had not waited to inquire his visitor's bush ness; he had already retreated into the dining-room. The two policemen held a short -and hurried consultation in very low tones. Then the sergeant entered the dining room and reappeared quickly. "He's all by himself. He takes it quite quiet," said he. To be Continued. If every man capable of bearing arms were put into the field Britain's army would be 9,900,000, against 11, 000,000 Frenchmen, or 12,500,000 Ger? mans. , . The doaf mute usually has things tight at bis Augers' eada. ,_..'___ PRESIDENT UNDER KNIFE Undergoes a Second Operation on the Abscess of His Left Leg. THE BONE SLIQHTLY AFFECTED. Dr. Newton N. Shailer, of New York, Was Called In Consultation and the Operation Was Performed By Dr. Rlxey, Assisted By Drs. Lung, O'Reilly, Urie and Stitt. It was Found That the Bone Was Effected. Washington, D. C. (Special).?An? other operation was performed Sun? day on the abscess of the left leg of thc President. In thc former operation a simple needle was used to relieve thc trouble, but this time ihe surgeons with a knife made an incision into the small cavity, exposing the bone, which was found to be slightly affected. The President's Case has been pro? gressing satisfactorily, but it is believ? ed by the physicians that thc further operation made will hasten his com? plete recovery. While none of thc doc? tors is willing to be quoted, they give the most positive assurances that there is not the least cause for alarm, and say that on thc contrary there is every indication of a speedy recovery; that the area of bone affected is very slight, and will not result in any impairment of thc President's limb, and that there is no evidence whatever of any matter that would produce blood poisoning. They confidently expect that the Presi? dent will be on his feet within a rea? sonable time, and with his robust con? stitution to assist recovery, soon will be himself again. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. Dr. Newton M. Shaffer, of New York, who long has been acquainted with the Roosevelt family and has at? tended the President's children at vari? ous times, and who also is a well known bone specialist; joined the President's physicians in their morning consultation at io o'clock. It was noticed that there had been a slight rise in the President's tempera? ture and an increase in local symptoms, and the conclusion was reached that the patient's" recovery would be hasten? ed by making an incision of the wound for thc purpose of relieving the slight tension or swelling which was present and also to drain thc wound. The operation was performed be? tween 2 and 3 o'clock in thc afternoon. An application of cocaine was used to allay the pain. The President stood the operation very well and subse? quently expressed his satisfaction at the successful result. Dr. Rixey, the surgeon general of the navy, performed the operation, assisted by Dr. Lung, the President's regular physician. Dr. O'Reillcy, who also was pres? ent with the other physicians, is thc surgeon general of the army, and here? tofore line been consulted regarding the case. Dr Edward R. Stitt, another of those present, is iu charge of thc Naval Museum of Hygiene and Medi? cal School. The physicians took a roseate view of the President's prospects for get? ting out again. He has become s<iuc what restive because of his close confine? ment and thc physicians arc consid? ering thc advisability of permitting him to take a ride in a few days. The phy? sicians vsay the question now is simply one of the healing of thc wound and reiterate that this will be hastened by thc operation performed. At the White House at io o'clock it was stated that the President was do? ing very well and that no additiona statement would be issued. Late ir the evening Dr. Shaffer, while he de? clined to discuss generally the Prcsi dent's case, authorized in the most pos hive manner the statement that then need not be the least cause for anxietj or alarm regarding his condition, bu said, on the contrary, he coud giv< every assurance of the belief that t'h( President will soon recover. Justice Brewer Burned. Burlington, Vt. (Special).?-Justice David J. Brewer, of the United States Supreme Court, was quite badly burned about the face and hands at his sum? mer home, at Thompson's Point, Lake Champlain. Judge Brewer has remain? ed longer at the Point than have the other cottagers and was cleaning up some brush about his cottage, Liberty Hall. .He used a small amount of gas? oline to make thc brush burn and was in the act of lighting the pile when thc accident occurred. His burns .were promptly attended to. and with good nursing he hopes to bc out in a few days without scars. Back President's Suicide. Atchison, Kan. (Special).?Norman Barrett, president o? the defunct Atch? ison National Bank, committed suicide in his room at the Byram Hotel here cutting his throat with a razor. Worr) over the failure of his bank and tin financial troubles that followed prob ably arc thc cause. Five Sailors Lost In Hurricane. San Francisco, Cala. (Special).?Tlic^ British ship Claverdon, which arrivedj from Hamburg, reports having passcdg through a hurricane, with the loss oft five of her crew. Thc storm was en/ countered August 27. Heavy ..as swept over thc ship and waslr ' every? thing movable overboard. AJ^'thc sails, with the exception of th. lower main? sail, were carried av dy. Five of thc crew were drowned 4nd nine others in? jured. To lower ryoats and rescue thc drowning sailors, was impossible. SUMMARY OF THE LATEST NEWS. Domestic. R. Bannister Mitchell, a young man of Stony Creek, Va., eloped with Miss Mabel Lee, of the same place, osten? sibly to be married. When about 25 miles from her home, Mitchell shot his sweetheart to death and then kill? ed himself with the same weapon. Their bodies were found lying together on a buggy robe. Bishop Fallows, of Chicago, has ar? rived in New York after a careful in? spection of the strike conditions in thc anthracite region, and he expresses the opinion that the solution of such labor problems lies in the establish? ment of state courts of labor. A negro shot and wounded J. H. Baber, a motorman, in Richmond, Va., and when a lot of carmen started tc lynch the negro a crowd of his friends came to his rescue and a riot fol? lowed. A number of men were hurt and a policeman injured. President Williams, of the Seaboard, intimated that if the absorption of the Louisville and Nashville by the At? lantic Coast Linc resulted in a dis? turbance of thc reciprocal relations with the Seaboard there would be war. President J. J. Hill, of thc North? ern Securities Company, in an address at a county fair at Flbow Lake, Minn., attacked President Roosevelt's plan ol giving Congress move power over trusts. Harry Rose, a theatrical stage man? ager, shot and killed his wife, whom he found unfaithful in New York. He went to a police station, told of the crime and was placed under arrest. District miners' president, Nicholls, at Scranton, Pa., accused an ex-mine foreman of heading a movement start? ed by the coal companies to bribe members of the Miners' Union to vote to return to work. The cx-forcman and the representatives of thc com? panies say thc story is not true. Thc grand jury in St. Louis has dis? covered that thc bribery checks were given by James C. Campbell, a broker, who had disappeared when the deputy sheriffs with a subpena tried to find him. Samuel Grecnagc, who killed Con? stable Harry Bucks in Greenwich Township, N. J., committed suicide. Dr. Willard Humphreys, professor of German at Princeton University, died from thc effects of an overdose of chloral hydrate. An arrangement has been made by which Columbia University will ex? change fellows with thc French univer? sities. Arthur Comer shot and killed his wife at Upatoia, Ga., and was soon af? terward killed by her father. Thc largest back tax suit ever filed in Kentucky was filed at Paducah by thc auditor's agent, Frank I ucas, against the Illinois Central for back taxes for nine years, beginning 1893. Thc total involved is nearly $i,ooo,oco. Students of thc University of Cali? fornia took posses-ion of a train at Berkley and committed acts of vandal? ism which resulted in one of tneir num? ber brina arrested. The W. C. 'J'. U. in New York passed resolutions protesting against the usc ol the photographs of such prominent men as Schley, Low, Hill, Depew and Jerome. Foreign. Commander William H. Beehler, the retiring United States naval attache in Berlin, visited Admiral Prince Henry of Prussia, and the Prince told him that he was anxious to visit the United States again and enjoy the sport ol hunting in the Far West. An American woman who has a son a student at Oxford University, has stirred up a lively discussion in Lon? don by a letter to the London Times complaining of thc filth and discom? fort of his- college rooms. The director of Mount Etna Ob? servatory says there has been no earthquake in Sicily, but it is probable there has been a submarine cruptiur, between Stromboli and Sicily. Advices from Salonica state that thc revolutionists are marching against the Turkish villages and more troops have been sent to suppress thc uprising. John W. Young th" father of Wil jnanciaTT A dull market for some weeks seems ?likely. Secretary Shaw will anticipate June as well as October bond interest and thus put into thc bank. $.>o/>5o,ooo. High money makes Russell Sage the happiest man in New York. He is the largest individual money lender. Bank of England's discount rate re? mains unchanged at 3 per cent. About 35.000 tons of Welsh coal have been imported in thc United States since thc anthracite strike began. Mexican Hustang Liniment ( don't stay on or near the surface, but goes in through the muscles and tissues to the bone and drives out all soreness and infl^mmi-t-iwi, For a Lame Back, Sore Muscles, or, in fact, all Lameness and Sorell ; ness of your body there is nothing j > that will drive out the pain and in- \ j -lamination so quickly as Mexican Mnnstamig Liniment?^ If you cannot reach the spot your- , self get some one to assist you, for it is essential that the liniment be rubbed in most thoroughly. Mexican Hustang Liniment overcomes the ailments of horses and all domestic animals. In fact, it is a il.sh healer and pain killer no matter who or what the patient is. YOUNG RECTOR ADMIRED VESTMENTS OF BISHOP A story which has been going the rounds of social and church circles in Rochester, N. Y., according to a dis? patch In the New York Tribune, has aroused a great deal of amusement at the expense of a widely known and well liked young clergyman, whose po? sition as rector of one of the richest and most fashionable parishes in this part of the state has brought him into prominence in the affairs of the Prot? estant Episcopal diocese of western New York. The tale is told as follows: A well known bishop of the Episcopal church was present at a ceremonial in this young rector's church one day several weeks ago, and, upon going away for a short business trip to a suburban village, left his episcopal robes In the care of the young clergyman, as had been his habit in other churches under similar circumstances. A friend of the young rector called to see him the next afternoon, and was told by the verger that the Rev. Mr. Blank was In the vestry room. The visitor, who was on familiar terms with the rector, has PRIMEVAL PEOPLE OF AMERICA. They Originated From a High Degree of Civilization. The primeval peoples of both North and South America originated from a civilization of high degree which occu? pied the subequatorial belt some 10, OOO years ago, while the glacial sheet was still on. Population spread north? ward as the ice receded. Routes of exodus diverging from the central point of departure are plainly marked by ruins and records. The subsequent settlements in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and California indicate the successive stages of ad? vance, as well as the persistent strug? gle to maintain the ancient civilization against reversion and catastrophes of nature. The varying architecture of the valleys, cliffs and mesas is an in? telligible expression of the exigencies which stimulated the builders, contin? ues a writer in Harper's Magazine. The gradual distribution of population over the higher latitudes in after years was supplemented by accretions from Europe and northern Asia cen? turies before the coming of Columbus. Wars and reprisals were the natural and inevitable results of a mixed and degenerating population with different dialects. The mounds which cover the mid-continental areas, isolated and in groups, tell the story thereof. Tho Korean immigration of the year 544, historically cited, which led to the founding of the Mexican empire In 1325, was but an incidental contribu? tion to the growing population of North America. So also were the very much earlier migrations from Central America across the Gulf of Mexico. Period of Deep.st Sleep. The period of deepest sleep varies from three o'clock to five. An hour or two after going to bed you sleep very Boundly; then your slumber grows gradually lighter, and it is easy enough to waken you at one or two o'clock. But when four o'clock comes you are In such a state of somnolence that it would take a great deal to waken you. Important Archeologlcal Discovery. An important archeological discov? ery was recently made at the Roman forum under the Via Sacra fronting the temple of Antonius?a prehistoric cemetery, which must have been thc last resting place of the Sabine shep herds who lived on the northenr ban. of the morass destined to become thc tened through the darkened church to the apartment indicated. The dooi was closed, and, without giving its occupant time to answer his knock in person, he opened the door and en tered. Hia astonishment and entertain? ment may be imagined when one reads that he discovered the young rector arrayed in the complete vest ments of the absent bishop, stepping sideways and back before the long pier glass, with the aid of which th? clergymen were accustomed to as? sume their robes. Tin vestments were somewhat too long, the visitoi said, but they became the young wear er admirably. What conversation passed between the two, or whether the bishop noticed any change in the manner in which he had done up the vestments, has never been divulged but the story, as it appears above, hal been told as too good to consign oblivion. If there wero no fault-finders wi should stagnate. Roman forum. It consists of rudely constructed graves tenanted by frag m.ntary skeletons, which must be more than twenty-six centuries old, and will surely prove an interesting study to anthropologists. The bones, especially the skulls, have been pho? tographed and then carefully collect? ed. Our Power of Resistance. Doctors tell us, in these days of germ and toxins, that, the thing that counts most in a case is the "resist lng power" of the patient. Some men and women can pass through an epi? demic or even be inoculated with ita peculiar poison germs and yet shake off infection, unharmed. Others ap? parently just as healthy, succumb to the first contact with disease, and sink under lt in spite of the best nurs? ing. "Resisting power" is an individ? ual affair, and many surprises come to doctor and nurses as the frail-looking patient pulls through and the robust seeming one dies. Medicines can only aid the "resisting power"?they can never take its place. It determines, in the end, life o? death in every case. ?Scottish American. Siamese Dress and Jewels. Now that ladies wear so many jew? els in tbe davtime a sequence of color should be thought out. The Siamese arrangement may, perhaps, afford sug gestions. In that country on Sunday red silk with a parure of rabies is worn; Monday brings a silver and white dress and a necklace of moon stones; Tuesday is dedicated to light red, with coral ornaments; Wednes? day is devoted to green, willi omer aids; Thursday sivs ;i display of va riegated colon, nits rats' eyes; Fri day tho lady is arrayed la pale blue, ?with flashing diamond*, nnd Saturday the more somber, darker hue, with sapphires to match. Thrones Sold By Auction. In London recently two ancient Ash anti Coronation throne, upi mistered in human skin, were offered for sale. These are said to have been brought from West Africa by a military of? ficer. The thrones are emblems of Ashanti royalty, and without them tho successors of N'Kwanta and'O'Finsn cannot be crowned, fha purchaser Incurs a certain responsibility in their safe custody, and might well become the victim of those amazing intrigues which novelists have woven round tha stolen sacred stones of the East.