MONTEREY, HIGHLAND CX)UNTY, VA.. OCTOBER 3, 1902.
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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
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
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
"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
| "Who was that?'* asked the young
man In astonishment, as he perceived
that his rescuer made no attempt to
! 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
| "What business do you mean?"
asked Clifford, uneasily.
| "Well, slr, I think you ought to know
by this time," replied Hemming, eva?
Clifford pondered for a few moments.
Then he asked:
I "Have you been to the house?"
"No, slr. I am waiting for further*
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
"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
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?"/
"toil are alone?'- '-*?'-_-<. .__. y
"Why, yes, of course. I have Just
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
"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?
"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
. 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*
"I left her?in the hands of tho po
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
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
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.
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?"
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?
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
Clifford had heard nothing. A doubt,
born of hope rather than fear, of the
Colonel's complete sanity crossed his
' "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
"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:
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
"Miss Theodora! Your father has
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
"Shall I go in?" Clifford asked.
The Colonel hesitated. v
"Is the door locked?" he asked. *?
Clifford tried it and found that lt
"Then come away," said Colonel Bos?
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,
But the master of the house had not
waited to inquire his visitor's bush
ness; he had already retreated into the
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
An arrangement has been made by
which Columbia University will ex?
change fellows with thc French univer?
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
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
A dull market for some weeks seems
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,
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
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
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
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
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
If there wero no fault-finders wi
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?
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.
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.
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