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on ltallroad street. In nrst-ciass condition, Is pro
pared to do all kinds ot work In bis line,
FRAMES, SASH, DOORS,
furnished at reasonable trices, All lumber used
Is well seasoned and none but skilled workmen
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on prep arod by an experienced draughtsman
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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, JULY 22,
THE WITCH'S HEAD.
By n. itiriEn iiaqoahd.
MIL rLOWDKN OODS A WOOINO.
Xlr. l'lnntlcn was not n suitor to lot H10
grass grow tiinler UU fwt. As 1 10 oneo took
tho troulilo to explain to Floi-eiico, lie consul
ersl that thcro wns nothing liko boldness In
wooing, ninl lio ncttsl up to convictions.
I'ussi-sslng no moi-oilellency of fooling than a
liullelepliant, nnil a inticli comldeintlon for
tholailyastho elephant lias fortliellly it trnm
ples under foot, lie, figuratively sinking,
cliargolat Kva every tlmolio saw her. He laid
wait for lier round corners ami nskeil ber to
marry btm; bo di oppisl In on ber nt old hours,
ninl Inskteil uiwii ber marrying I1I111. It was
ijulto useless for ber to my "No, no, 110," or to
npienl to his liotter feelings or compassion, fur
lio bail none. Ho simply would not listen to
lier; but encoumgeil thereto by tho moral
supKrt which bo twelvisl from Florence, bo
ciusheil thoiwor girl with bis amorous elo
quence. It wns a merry ehaso thnt Florcnco snt ami
watched with n .lark smllo on lier scornful
llpl III vnln illd tho lor wblto doo dash
along at ber ln'st hmviI, the great black bound
was over at her flank, nnil each tlmo sho
turned camo hounding at her throat. This
Idea of n chnse, anil a liouml, nnd n doe, took
such a strong oss.'ssloii of Florence's satur
nine Imagination that sho nctually made a
drawing of It, for sho was u clever artist,
throwing by a fow strokes of ber iencil o
lierfect likeness of Mr. l'lowden Into tho
llerco featuies of tlio hound. Tho doo sho
drew with Kvu's dark eyes, and w hen she had
done them there was such a world of agony
In their torture.! guw that sho could not bear
to look at them, and toio her picture up.
Ouo day Florcnco camo In and found ber
"Well, Kvn, what Is it nowf sho asked,
".Mr. I'lottdcn," soblnsl Eva.
"Oh, Mr. l'lowden ngalnl Well, my dear,
If you will lio so lieautlful, and encourngo
men, you must take the consequences."
"1 never encouraged Mr. l'lowden."
"Nonsense, Kvnl you will not get mo to lnv
lievothnt. if you do not encourngo him he
would not go ou making lovo to you. Oontle
lueii uro not so fond of being snubbed."
"Mr. l'lowden Is not a gentleman," ex
"What makes you say that)"
"Bocatiso a gentleman would not irsocute
ono as ho does. Ho will not take No for an
answer, and to-day ho klsswl my hand. I
tried to get it away f 10111 him, but I could
not. Oh, Iliatohlml"
"I tell you what it is, Eva; I havo no
patienco with you and your fancies. Mr.
l'lowden Is a very respectable mnn; ho is a
clergyman, and will oir, altogether quito tho
sort of man to marry. Ab, Ernest I am
sick of Ernest. IfhownnU'd to marry you
ho should not go shooting pcoplo and then
running olf to south Africa. Don't you U
so silly as to pin your fultli to a boy liko that.
Ho was nil very w ell to flirt with whllo ho
was hero; now lio has inado a fool or himself
and gone, nnd thcro is an end of him."
"But, Floreneo, I lovo Ernest. I think I
lovo him more doarly overy day, and I detest
"Very likely. I don't ask you to love Mr.
Plowden; I ask you to marry him. What
have lovo and marriage got to do w ith each
other, I should liko to know; If pcoplo wero
always to marry tho icoplo they loved things
would soon get into a pretty mess. Look
here, Evn, as you know, I do not often ol
tiude myself or my own interests, but I
think that I have a right to lio considered n
little In this matter. Yon have now got nn
opportunity of making a homo for both of
us. Thei-o is nothing against Mr. l'lowden.
Why should you not marry him ns well as
anyUnly elsel Of course, if you chooso to
sacrifice your own ultimate happiness and
the comfort of us loth to a silly whim, I can
not proi ent you, you nro your own mistress.
Only I lg you to disabuse your mind of tho
idea that you could not bo happy w ith Mr.
l'lowden, lnHjauso you happen to fancy your
self in lovo with Ernest. Why, iu six
months you will havo forgtttcn all about
"Hut I don't want to forget about him."
"I daro say not. Thnt is your abominablo
egotism again. Hut whether you want to or
not, you will. In a year or two, when you
havo your own interests nnd your chil
dren" "Florence, you may talk till midnight if you
like, but oneo nnd for all, I will not marry
Mr. l'lowden," nnd sho swept out of tbo room
in her stately way.
Floreneo laughod softly to herself ns sho
said nfter ber:
"Ah, yes you will, Evn. I shall Ik) pinning
n bride's veil on to that proud head of yours
licforo you nil) six months older, my dear."
Floreneo wns quito right; it was only a
question of tlmo and cunningly applied pres
sure. Eva yielded at last.
Hut thcro is no nood for us to follow tho
butoful story through Its various stages. If
by chanco any of tho renders of this history
aro curious about them, let them go and study
from the life. b3uch caaes exist around them,
nnd, so far as tho victims aro concerned, there
Is n painful monotony in tlio development of
lliwr details nnd their conclusion.
And ho it came to pass that ono nfternoon
in tho early summer, Florence, coining iu
from walking, found Mr. l'lowden and ber
sister together iu tho little drawing room.
Tho latter was ery pale, and shrinking with
seared eyes and trembling limbs up ngalnt
tho mantel piece, near which sho was stand
ing. Tho former, looking big and vulgar,
was standing over her and trying to take ber
"Congratulate me, Miss Florence," ho said.
"Eva lias promi-ssl to lie inine."
"Has hbof said Florence, coldly. "How
glad you mut lio that Mr. Jones Is outof tho
It was not a kind spist li, but tho fact was,
tbeto wero few jn'oplo In tho world for whom
Floreneo liad .ueh a complete contempt or
whom sho regarded with such intense dislike
as she did Mr. l'lowden. The mere presence
of tho man Irritated ber beyond all bearing.
He was an instrument suited to her puriKst-s,
so she usod him; but sho could find it in her
heart to regret that tho Instrument was not
more pleasant to handle.
Mr. l'lowden turned pale at ber taunt, and
even In the midst of her fear and misery Evil
smiled and thought to herself that it was
lucky for ber hateful lover that somebody
elo was "out of the way."
"Poor Eval" you think to yourself, my
reader; "there was nothing poor uhout her;
tho was weak, sho wiu contemptible,"
Poor Eval Yes, give ber all your pity, but
purgo It of your contempt. It requires that
it woman should xxuks n mind of unusual
rohulku-ss to stand out against circumstances
such a Jicmmed her in, and this she did not
possess, Nature, which had showered pbj il
eal gilts upon her with such u lavish hand,
had not given her thnt most useful of all
gifts, tho jKiwcr of self defense. Hho was
made to ylild, but this was lier only fault.
For the rest she was pure as tho mountain
snow, and with a heart of gold. Herself in.
capable of deceit, it never occurred to her to
imagine it In others. Khe never sus'weted
thut Floreneo could havu a motive in her ad
vocacy of Mr. I'lowdeu's cause. On the con
trary, she was posMwod to tho full with that
Idea of duty and self sacriileu w hich iu some
women amounts almost to madness, Tho no
tion to clovei ly sturted by Florence, that she
was bound to tike this op-iortuiiity of giving
her sister n homo and the pcrmnnent protec
tion of u brother-in-law, had taken a linn
hold of her mind.
As for tho ciuel wrong and injustice which
ber marriage with Mr, l'lowden would work
to Ernest, It, strango ns It may seem, nover
occurred to her to consider tho matter in that
light, Khe know what her own sufferings
wero and always nm-t lie; sho knew that sho
would ratherilto than 1st fuliu toErnct; but
somehow she never looked nt the other side
of the plcturo, never considered the matter
from Ernest's lolnt of view, After tho true,
w omanly fashion sho was prepared to throw
herself under her Lldoous Juggernaut called
duty, and let her Inner life, tho life of ber
heart, be crushed out of her; but sho never
thought of the twin life which was welded
with her own, and which must lu cruslusl
tix). How curious it I that when women
talk so much of their duties they often think
so little of the higher duty which they owo
to tho man whose whole Ijvo they have won,
and whom they ahciUh in their misguided
benrtsl Tho only feasible explanation of tbu
111) ery is, that ono of the ldoas that has
been (lersliteutly drilled into the female brrut
Is thnt men have not nhy loal feelings, H Is
vnguely supposed that they will "get over it,"
However this may be, when n woman decided
to do violence to her natural feelings and con
tracts herself Into nn unholy marriage, tho
lover whom tUe deserts is generally tho Inst
iersou to lu considered. Poor wrctchl lie
will, no doubt, "get over It."
Fortunately, many do.
OVEH THE WATF.lt.
Mr. Alston and Ernest carried out their
plans ns regards sjiort. They went up to
I.ydenburg nnd bad a month's w llderlicesto
and blesliok shooting within three days'
"trek" with nn ox wagon from that curious
llttlotown. Tho style of life was quite now
to Ernest, nnd ho enjoyed it much. They
bad nn ox wagon nnd a span of sixteen
"salted" oxen, that is, oxen which will not;
die of lung sickness, and in this lumbering
vehlclo th-y traveled aliout wherever fancy
or tho presence of buck took them. Mr. Al
ston and bis lioy Hoger slept Iu tho wagon
and Ernest Iu a little Unt which wns pitched
every night alongside, nnd never did ho sleep
sounder. Thcro w ns a freshness nnd f reodoni
nlwut tho llfo which charmed him. It is
pleasant after tho day's shooting or traveling
to partake of tho hearty meal, of which tbo
piece do resistance generally consists of a
stow comjiouiided Indiscriminately of wlldo
Isiesto Kif, bustard, partridges, snipe, rice
and compres ed vegeUbles a dish, by tho
way, which Is, If proiierly cooked, lit to set
licforo a king. And then comes tho pipe, or
rather a succession of pipes, and tho talk over
tho day's sport, and tho ciroct of thnt long
shot, and tho bunting yam that it "reminds
mo" of. And after tho yarn tho well known
srfoaro liottlo is produced, and tho tin panni
kins, out of which you havo been drinking
ten, aro sent to tho spring down iu the hollow
to lio washed by the Zulu "voorloojwr," who
objects to going becauo of the "spooks"
(ghosts) which ho is credibly informed Inhabit
that hollow; and you lndulgo in your evening
"tot," and smoke moro pipes, and talk or
ruminato as tho fancy takes you. And then
nt last up cornea tbo splendid African moon
I ko n radiant queen rising from n thronoof
inky cloud, Hooding tho whole wide veldt
with inystci ious light and reveals tho long
lines of gamo slowly traveling to their feed
ing grounds along tho lidges of the rolling
After a month of this life Mr. Alston camo
to tho conclusion that tliero would now lu no
danger In descending into tho low country
tow ard Dclagoo bay in search of largo game.
Accordingly, they started. For tho first
month or so things went very well with them.
They killed n good quantity of bufTalo,
koodoo, eland, and water buck, also two
gnalfe, but to Ernest's great dlsappointni t
did not como ncross nny rhinoceros, nnd only
got a shot at ono lion, w hich ho missed, though
there were plenty around them.
As they were approaching the wagon they
met tbo Zulu voorlooier, a lad called Jim,
who hail been out all day watching tho cattlo
as they grazed. Ho saluted Mr. Alston after
the Zulu fashion, by lifting bis right arm nnd
saying tho word "Inkoos," and then stood
"Well, what Is it, boy!" nskoil Mr. Alston.
"Havo you lost tbo oxen I"
"No, Inkoos, tho oxen aro safo at tho yoke.
It is this. When I was sitting on the kopjo
yonder, w niching that the oxen of Inkoos
should not stray, an Intombi" (young gill)
"from tho kraal under tho mountain yonder
camo to me. She is tho daughter of n Zulu
mother who fell into tho hands of a Dasutu
dog and my half cousin."
"Inkoos, I have met this girl licforo. I
havo met her when I have lieon sent to buy
-moos'" (buttermilk) "at tho kraal"
"Inkoos, tho girl camo to bring heavy
news, such as will press upon your heart.
Bikukunl, chief of tlio I taped I, who lives over
yonder under tho Illuo mountains, has de
clared war against the Boers."
' Sikukuni wnnts titles for his men such as
tho Boers use. Ho has heurd of the lnkosls
hunting here. To-night he will send nn Imp!
to kill tho lnkosls und tnko their guns."
"Those nro tho words of tho Intombii"
"Yes, Inkoos, these aro lur very words.
Hho was sitting ouWdo tho tent grinding
'unphi'" (ICnirer corn! "for ln-or, when sho
heard Sikukuui's messenger order her father
to call the men together to kill us to-night."
"I hear. At what time of tho night was
tbo killing to bef
"At the llrst break of tho dawn, so that
they may have light to take tbo wagon away
'Good! Wo shall e.seaK' them. Tho moon
w ill bo up in nn hour, nnd wo can trek nw ny."
The lad's face fell.
"Alos!" bo sold, "it Is Inqiosslble; tliero Is n
Hy watching tho camp now. Ho is up tliero
among tho rocks; I saw him as I brought tho
oxen home. If wo move ho will report it,
and wo shall lie ovei taken lu an hour."
Sir. A Moil thought for a moment, and
then made up bis iiuiid with the rapidity that
characterizes men who spend their life In
dealing with savage races.
".M11.00I.11," bo railed to n Zulu who was
.Ittlng smoking by the camp fire, a man whom
Ernest bad hiicd as his particular tervunt.
The man roso and camo to him and saluted.
He was not o very bill man, but, standing
thcro undo except for tho "moocha" round
hU center, ids prowrtlons, especially those of
the chest and lower limbs, looked gigantic.
Ho had bt-en a soldier in ono of Cetywajo's
regiments, but having been so indiscreet us to
break through some of tho Zulu marriago
laws, bad been forced to lly for refuge to
Natal, where ho had become a groom, and
picked tqi u jiecullar language which hocalled
English. Even among a ieopIo where all tbo
men aro fearless, ho boro n reputation for
bravery. Leaving him standing n while, .Mr.
A Mn rapidly explained tbo stato of the case
to Ernest, nnd whnt ho projiosisl to do. Then
turning ho addressed the Zulu.
"Mazooku, tho Inkoos here, your master,
tolls mo that lio thinks you n bravo man."
The Zulu's hancNomo faco expanded into n
smile that was positliely alarming iu its
"Ho says that you told him that when you
wero Cetywayo's man in thoUndl regiment,
you oneo killed four Basutus, who set uiwn
Mazooku lifted bis right hand nnd saluted
by way of answer, nnd then glanced slightly
at the assegai wounds on his chest.
"Well, I till your master that I do not lie
llevo you. It is a lio you speak to him; yon
ran away from Cetywayo Isvause you did
not like to fight nnd bo killed ns the king's ox,
as n bravo man should."
The Zulu colonsl up under his dusky skin,
nnd ngaln glanced nt bis wounds.
"Hah! there is no need for you to look at
those scratches; they were left by women's
nails. You aro nothing hut a woman. Si
lence! who told you to s-ieakl If you aro
not a woman, show it. Tliero is an mined
Basutu among those rocks. Ho watches us.
Your master cannot eat nnd sleep in leneo
when ho is watched. Tnko that big 'liang
wan' (stabbing assegai) you uro so fond of
showing and kill him, or die n coward! Ho
must make no sound, reiuemlier."
Mnzoolu turned towurd Ernest for confir
mation of tho order. A Zulu ulways likes to
tako ills orders straight from his own chief.
Mr, Alston noticed it, nnd added;
"I am tho Inkoo6i's mouth and speak his
Mnzooku saluted again, and, turning, went
to tho wagon to feteh his assegai,
"Trend softly, or you will wako him, nud
he will run from so great 11 man," Mr. Alston
called after him, sarcastically,
"I go among the rocks to seek 'moutl'"
(medicine), tho Zulu nnswensl, with 11 smllo.
"Wo aro lu a serious mess, niy lioy," said
Mr. AUtou to Ernest, "nnd It is a toss up if
wo get out of it, I taunted that fellow so
that there may lu no inlstako aliout tho spy,
Ho must lu killed, and Mnzooku w ould rather
die himself than not kill him now,"
"Would it not havo lieeu safer to send an
other man with hlmi"
"Yes; but I was afraid that if tha scout
saw two men coming tow aril him ho would
make olf, lnwevcr Innocent they might look,
Our hoi-res are dead, and If that fellow- es
capes we sl .ill in ver get out of this place
alive. It would lu folly to ex'et llusulus
to distinguish lutwm.11 Doers and Englishmen
when their blood Is up, and, ls.ides, Biku
kunl has sent orders that wo uit to lu killed,
and they would not dare to disobey. Ixiok,
there goes .Mr. Mazooku, with an assegai as
big as a fire shovel."
The kopje, or stony bJH, whero tho spy was
hid, was about 800 yards from tho little hoi
low In which the camp was formed, and
across tho stretcli ot tmsny plain lictwoon tho
two, Mnrnoku was quietly strolling, his as
segai in ono hand nnd two long sticks In the
other. Presently ho vanished in tho shadow,
for tlio sun was rapidly setting, nnd after
what seemed a long pauso to Emost, w ho vii
watching his movements through a pair of
field glasses, reapieareil walking along the
shoulder of tho hill right ngalnst tbo sky lino,
his eyes (lxed Uwn the ground ns though ho
were searching among tho crevices of tho
locks for the medical herbs which Zulus
All of n sudden Ernest saw tho stalwart
form straighten Itself and spring, with the
assegai In its hand raised to tho level of its
head, down Into a dip, which hid It from
sight. Then camo a pause, lasting perhaps
for twenty seconds. On tho further side of
tho dip was a largo flat rock, which was
straight in n lino with tbo llory ball of tha
setting sun. Suddmly n tali (lguro sprung
up out of tlio hollow 011 to this rock, followed
by another figure, In whom Ernest recognized
Mnzooku. For a moment the men, looking
from the position liko figures nflrc, struggled
together on tho top of tho flat stone, and
Ernest could clearly distinguish tho quick
Hash of their sjiears as they 'struck at each
other, then thoy vanished together over tbo
edgo of tho stone.
"By Jovol" said Ernest, who was trembling
with excitement, "I wonder how it has
"Wo shall know presently,1' answered Mr.
Alston, coolly. "At any rato tho dio Is cast
ono way or other, nnd wo may as w ell inako
a bolt for it. Now, you Zulus, down with
those tents und get tho oxen inspanuMl, and
look quick ubout it, if you don't want n Ba
sutu assegai to send you to join the spirit of
Tho voorloopor Jim had by this tlmo com
municated his alarming intelligence to tho
driver nnd other Kaffers, and Mr. Alston's
exhortation to look sharp was quite unneces
sary. Ernest nover saw camp struck or oxen
inspnnned with such rapidity before. But
before, the first tent was fairly down they
wero all enormously relieved to seo Mazooku
coming trotting cheerfully dcron tbu plain,
droning n little Zulu song ns ho ran. His ai
pearanco, however, was by no means cheer
ful, for ho wns jierfeotly drenched w Ith blood,
somo of it flowing from n wound In his left
shoulder, and tho rest evidently, till recently,
the tiersoiinl projierty of somebody else. Ar
rived iu front of whero Mr. Alston and
Ernest were standing, ho raised his broad as
segai, which was still dripping blood, and
"I hear," said Mr. Alston.
"I havo done the Inkoosi'a bidding. Tliero
were two of them; tho first I killed easily in
t hollow, but tho other, a very big man,
fought well for a Basutu. They nro dead,
and I threw them into a hole that their
brothers might not find them easily,"
"Good I go wash yourself nnd get your
master's things into tho wagon. Stopl let
mo sew up thnt cut. How camo you to bo
so awkward as to get touched by a Basutul"
"Inkoos, bo was very quick with his siiear,
nnd lie fought like a cat."
Mr, Alston did not reply, but taking a
stout neodlo and somo silk from n little house
wife ho carried in his pocket, lie quickly
stitched up the assegai gash, which foitu
nately was not a deep one. Mazooku stood
without flinching till tho job was finished and
then retired to wash himself at tlio spring.
The short twilight rapidly faded into daik
uess, or rather into what would have been
darkness had it not lioen for tho half grown
moon, w hich w as to servo to light them 011
their path. Then a largo tiro having been
lit on tho site of tho camp, to mako it apiiear
as though It wero still pitched there, tha
order was given to start. The oxen, oludient
to tho voice of tho driver, strained nt tho
trek-tow, tho wagon creaked and jotted and
they liegnn their long flight for life. Tlio
order of march was as follows: Two hundred
ynrds a had of tho wagon walked a ICnirer,
with strict orders to Keep his eyes very w ido
open indeed, and rejioit in tbo best way pos
sible under the circumstances if ho detected
any signs of an ambush. At tho bead of tho
long lino of cattle, leading the two frontoven
by a "rim," or strip of buffalo hide, was tho
Zulu boy Jim, to whoso timely discovery
they owed their lives, and by the side of tlio
wagon tho driver, n Capo Hottentot, plodded
along In fear and trembling. On tho wagon
box itself, each with a Winchester relating
ritlo 011 his knees, and keeping a sharp look
out into tho shadows, sat Mr. Alston and
Ernest. In tho hinder part of tbo wagon,
also armed with n rillo and keeping 11 keen
lookout, sat Mazooku. Tho other servants
marrhod alongside, and tho boy Hoger was
asleep Inside, on tho "cartle," or hide lied.
And so they traveled on, hour utter hour.
Now they humpod down tcrriflo hills strewn
with bowlders, which would havo smashed
anything less solid than mi African ox wagon
to splinters; now thoy crept along a dark
valley, that looked weird and solemn iu tlio
moonlight. At last, about midnight, they
emerged on to n plain dividing two stretches
of mountainous country, nnd hero they
halted for n whilo to give tho oxen, which
wero fortunately in good condition and fat
nft. r their long rest, n short breathing time.
Then on again through tho long, quiet night,
on, still on, till tho dawn found them tho
other sldo of tho w ido plain at tho foot of tho
Hero they rested for two hours, and let tha
oxen fill thenisel ves with tho lush grass.
They bad traveled thirty miles slnco tho yokes
wero put upon their necks, not far uccording
to our way of journeying, but very fur for
eumborsomo oxen over an almost impassable
country. As soon as tho sun was well up
they lnsponneil again, and hurried forwurd,
bethinking thorn, of ho Basutu horde who
would now lu pressing on their spoor; on
with brief halts through all that day and tho
greater pait of the following night, till the
cattlo liegati to fall down in tho yokes till at
last they crossed the boundary, nnd wero ill
When dawn broko Mr. Alston took tho
glasses and examined tho track over which
they had tied. There was nothing to bo seen
except a great herd of lmrU'lHsist.
"I think that wo aro safe now," ho said, nt
last, "ami thank God for it. Do you know
what thoso B.isutu dovils would have done if
they bud caught list"
"They would havo skinned us, nnd mndo
our hearts and livers into 'inoutl' " (medicine),
"and eaten them to give them tho courago of
the w hito man."
"Hy Jove!" said Ernest.
A 11 Oil Ell 10 COM 11 AT.
When Mr. Alston nnd Ernest found them
selves safo iqioii Transvaal soil, they deter
mined to give up the idea of following any
moro big gunio for tbo present, and to content
themselves with tbo comparatively humble
wlldeiiieeste, blesliok, springbok nnd other
small antelopes. Tho plan they pursued was
to slowly journey from ouo -whit of tbu
country to another, stopping wherever they
found tho buck particularly plentiful, lutbis
way they got cxcetlent sport, and sjient sov
crnl mouths very agreeably with the further
advantage that Ernest obtained considerable
knowledge of tho country ami Its Inhabitants,
tlio Boers. Tho tlmo passed 011 pleasantly
enough, till nt length tlieydrewuenrtoPreto
ria, tho capital of the Transvaal, whero they
bad decided to go nnd rest tho oxen for a
month or two licforo making arrangements
for a real big gamo excursion up toward
central Afrlcu. They struck Into tho Pro
torla road just aliove a town called Heidel
berg, aliout sixty miles from the former place,
und proceeded by easy stages toward their
As they went on they generally found It
convenient to outspan at spots which It was
evident hud lieon used for tho same purposo
by somo wugou which was traveling one
stage ahead of them. So frequently did this
happen that during Ihelr first llvo or six out
spans they weio able 011 no less than three
occasions to avail themselves of the dying fires
of their pri-deees!rfiV camp. This was a mat
ter of llsely iutenst to Ernest, who alwuya
did rook; nnd a very good cook ho became.
Ono of tlio great bothers of south African
traveling Is the firo question. Indeed, how to
make Millie lent firo to loll a kettlo w hen you
havo 110 fuel to mako it of is tho groat ques
tion of south Afrlcnn travel. A ready mado
fl'vi-. ther. lore, lurtiliaily am ptable, und
for the last half hour of the trek Ernest wa
nlwiivs iu a great state of ex . tat 1011 as to
w In the the wagon before them bad or hail
put been considerate enough to lenvo theirs
burning Thus It cnine to pass that ouo
mowing, when thoy wore aliout fifteen miles
from Pretoria, which thoy exported to reach
tho tamo ovening, and tho wagon was slowly
drawing up to tho outspan place, Ernest, ae
coiupaulod by Mazooku, uho lounged about
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alter him liko a black shadow, rail forward
to see if their predecessors bail or liad not
lieen considerate. In this Instnnro energy
was rewarded, for tho firo wns still burning.
"lloornhl" said Ernest; "get tho Alcks, Mn
zooku, and go and fill the kettlo. lly Jovot
there's n kulfol"
There was n knltc, a many hladed knife
with n biickhorn handle and a corkscrew In
It, left lying by tlio dying lire. Ernest took
it up and Iool.nl nt It; somehow It feemcsl
familiar to him. Ho turned round nnd
looked at tho silver plate tquu it, and sud
denly started. "What is tho inntUr, Ernestl"
said Mr. Alston, who had Joined them.
"Look there," he nnswered, iointlng to two
Initials cut on tho knife.
"Well, I see, somo fellow has left his knife;
so much the Ijetter for tho finder,"
"You have hoard 1110 speak of my friend
Jeremy, That Is Ids knife; I gave It to him
years ago. 1wk J. J."
"Nonsensol it is some knlfo liko it; I havo
seen hundreds of that inuke."
"I Mlovo that It is the Mint Ho must lu
Mr, Alston shrugged his shoulders. "Not
probable," lie said.
Ernest mado 110 answer. Ho ntcssl ttniing
at the knife.
"Havo you written to your lvoplo lately,
"No; the last letter I wrote was down thcro
In Sikukuui's country; you remember I sent
It by tho Basutu, who was going to I.yden
bin g, just licforo Jeffries died."
"Liko enough he never got to Lydenburg.
Ho would not have dated to go to Lydenburg
nfter tho war broko out. You should write."
"I moan to, from Pretoria; but somehow I
havo no heart for writing."
Nothing moro was said aliout the matter,
and Ernest put tlio knlfo in his pocket.
That evening they trekked down through
tho "Poort," that commands the most charm
ing of the South African towns, and, on tho
plain below, Pretoria, bathed in tho bright
glow of tho evening sunshine, smiled Its wel
eomo to them. Mr. Alston, who know tho
town, determined to trek straight through it
and outspan tbo wagon on tho further side,
whero ho thought there would bo better graz
ing for tho cattle. Accordingly, they rumbled
on past the jail, past tho pleasant white build
ding w hich at terwanl liecamo tho Government
bouse, w hich wus at thnt moment occupied
by tho English siecial commissioner and his
stair, aliout whoso doings all sorts of rumors
bnd reached them during their journey, nnd
on to tlio 111m ket square. This area was nt
tho moment crowdod with Boer wagons,
whoso owners hod trekked in to celebrate
their "nacbtmanP (communion), of which it
is their habit, In compauy with tUjjr wives
and children, to partake four tinieSi year.
Tho "volkstaad," or local parliament, was
also In special session to consider tho pro
posals mado to it on behalf of tho imperial
government, so that the littlo town was iiosi.
tlvely choked with visitors. Tho road down
which they wero passing ran past tho build
ing used for government offices, and between
this nnd tho Dutch church a considerable
crowd was gathered, which, to judgo from
tho shouts nnd volleys of oaths Dutch and
English thnt proneeded from it, was work
ing itself up into n stato of excitement
"Hold on," shouted Ernest to the voor
looiwr, and then, turning to Mr. Alston,
"There's n jolly row going on there; let us
go and seo what it is."
"All right, my liny; whero the fighting is
there will tlio Englishmen be gathered to
gether," and they climbed down off tho
wagon nnd made for tho crowd.
Tho row was this. Among tha Boers as
sembled for the "nnchtmanl" festival was a
well known giant of tho namoof Van Zyl.
This man's strength was a mattor of public
notoriety all over tho country, ami many
were tho "feats which wero told of him.
Among others it was said that ho could bear
tho weight of tho after part of nn African
buck wagon on his shoulders, with a load of
ti.OOO pounds of corn upon it while tbo wheels
w ere greased. Ho stood abJut six feet seven
high, weighed eighteen stouo and a half, and
had a double row of teeth. On the evening
lu question this rcmarkablo specimen of
humanity was sitting on his wagon box with
n pipe, of which tho sizo was proportionate to
Ids own, clinched firmly between bis double
row or teeth. About ten paces from him
stood a young Englishman, also of largo size,
though lio looked quito small beside the giairt
who was contemplating tho phenomenon on
tho wagon lux, and wondering how many
inches bo measured round thoThest, That
young Englishman had just got off n newly
nrrivod wagon, nnd his nanse was Jeremy
To theso advance a cringing Hottentot boy
of small size. Tho Hottentot is evidently tho
servant or slave of tho giant, and a man
standing by Jeremy, who understands Dutch,
informs him thnt ho is telling bis master that
nn ox has strnyed. Slowly tho giant rouses
himself, and descending from the wagon box,
seizes tho trembling Tottlo with ono hand,
and, taking n lini of bulMo hide, lashes him
to tho wagon wheel,
"Now," remnrked Jeremy's acquaintance,
"you will see how a Boer deals with a nig
ger." "You don't mean to say that great bruto is
going to lieat that poor littlo devil!"
Just then a small fat woman put her bead
out of n tent pitched by thoiwngon, and In
quired what tho matter was. Sho was the
giant's wife. On being Informed of tho stray
ing of tho ox, her w rath know no bounds.
"Slaat 'en I slant do swaitsell" (Thrash
blml thrash tbo black creature), she cried out
iu thrill voice, running to tho wagon, ami
with her own fair hands drawing out a hugo
"sjamliock," that is, a strip of prepared hip
popotamus hide, used to drivo tho ufter oxen
with, and giving it to her siuuse. "Cut tbo
liver outof tho black devil," sho went ou;
"but mind you don't hit his head, or he won't
lu ahlfl to go to work afterward. Never
mind nlutit making the blood como; I have
got lots of salt to rub in."
Her harnnguo and tlio sight of the Hotten
tot tied to the wheel liad by this time at
tracted quiet a crowd ofBoere and English
men who wero'tidllug about tho market
"Softly, Vrouw, softly, Iwill thrash enough
to satisfy even you, and'Vo all khow that
must lio very hard whero a black cfea'turo U
A roar of laughter f rjim tho Dutch people
round greeted this sally of wit, and tho giant,
taking tlio sjumbock with a good humored
smile, for ho was, liko most giants, easy tem
pered by nature, lifted it, whirled bia great
arm, as thick as the leg of an averago man,
round bis head and brought it down on tbo
liack of tho miserable HottentoU The poor
wretch yelled with pain, and no wonder, for
tho greasy old shiit be wore was divided dean
In two, together with the skin licneuth It, and
tho blood was pouring from the gash.
"Allamachterl dat is een lecker slant"
(Almighty I that was a nice one), said the old
woman, nt which tlio crowd laughed again.
But tliero was one man who did not laugh,
and that man was Jeremy. On tho contrary,
his clear eyes flashed and bis brown check
burned with indignation. Nor did he stop at
thut SteppingMorward ho placed himself
between the giant and tho bowling Hottentot
nud said tu the fonner ill tbo most nervous
English, "You uro a damned cowardl"
Tho Boor stured at him and smiled, and
then, turning, asked what the "English fel
low" was saying. ISomolwdy translated
Juremy's remiuk, whereupon the Boer, who
wasnotalmd natures! fellow, smiled again,
and rciuuikcd that Jeremy must bo madder
than the majority of "uccuiscd Englishmen."
Then he turned to continue thrashing tho
Hottentot, but lol the mod Englishman wus
still there. This put him out,
"Foobvaek carl; ik Is Van Zyl I" (Got out,
fellow; I am Van Zjl!) This was interprets
to Jeremy by the byttanders.
"All right, and tell him that I am Jones, a
iiamo that ha nu- havo board liefore," was
"What does this brain sick fellow want!"
shouted the giant.
Jeremy oxplulnod that ho wanted htm to
stop bis brutality.
"And what will tha little man do if I re
"I shall try to make you." was the answer.
Tl.is remai k was received with a shout of
laughter from tho crowd which had now col
lected, In which the giant Joined very heartily
when it w as interpreted to him.
t. .vlng Ji i i-my a shove to ono sldo, he again
lifte I the gnat sjamliock. with tho nurnoso of
hrliui'ig U down on tho Hottentot. Another
se.oiid ami Jeremy had matched the whip
iroui uw unnu ana sent it liyiug tllty yards
away. Then realizing that his antagonist
wus 1 cully in earnest, the great Dutchman
solemnly set himself to crush him. Doubling
a list which was the size of a Welsh leg of
mutton, he struck with all his strength
, straight nt tho EngllUimn'ii head. Hail the
blow Caught Jeremy it would lu nil prolm
liillty havo killed him, hut ha wns a practiced
boxer, and without moving Ids lly ho swung
hU head to one sldo. The Boor's list paMsI
hint hniuilesHly, und, striking tbo aiiel of tho
wagon, went limn through 11. Next instant
several of tho giant's doublo row of teeth wcra
rolling looso In his mouth. Jeremy had re
tumod tlio ttroko by a right bander, Into
which ho put nit bis inwer, and which wouXt
havo knocked nny other man backward.
A great shout from tho assembled English
men followed this blow, nnd a counter shout
from the crowd of Dutchmen, who pointed
triumphantly to tho holo lu tho stout yellow
wood panel made by their champion's fist,
nnd asked who the madman was who dared to
stand ngalnst hlui.
Tho Boer turned and svit out some of his
siqierlliious teeth, and at tho same instant a
young Englishman camo nnd caught hold of
Jeremy by tin arm.
"For heaven's sake, my dear fellow, bo
careful I That man will kill you ; be is tlfo
strongest limn hi tlio Tmiisvaall You am is
fellow to lu proud of, though."
"He may try," said Jeremy, laconically,
stripping olf his coat and waistcoat. "Will
you hold theso for luel"
"Hold thenil" answered tho young fellow,
who was a good soit; "ay, that I will, ami I
would give half I havo to seo you lick him.
Dodge him; don't let him strlko you, or ho
will kill you. I saw him stun nn ox oneo
with a blow of his fist,"
"Stop," he sold. "Ask thut coward, if I
best him, if ho will let uft that mlserablo beg
gart" and ho Minted to tho trembling Hotten
tot. Tbo question was put, nnd tho great man
nnswensl "Yah, ah I" ironically, nnd then
expressed Ids intention of knocking Jeremy
Into small pieces in tho course of the next two
Then they faced ono nnotber. The giant
was a trillo over six foot seven high; Jeremy
was a trifle under six foot two and a half, and
looked short liesldo him. But one or two
critical observers, looking at tlio latter now
that ho was stripHsl for tho encounter,
shrewdly guesstsl that tho Dutchman would
have his woik cut out. Jeremy did not, it IS
true, scale more than fourteen stono six, but
his proiurtlons wero jierfoct The great deep
chest, the brawny nrms, not very large, buta
mass of muscle, tbo short, strong neck, tha
quick eye, und mnsslvo leg, all luspoke tho
strength of a young Hercules. It was evi
dent, Us), that though ho was so young, nnd
not yet coino to Ills full power, hu was iu tho
most lierfect training. Tho Uoer, oil tha
othor hand, was enormous, but his flesh was
somewhat soft. Still, knowing his feats, tho
Englishmen present sighed for their champion,
feeling that he liad 110 chance.
For a moment they stood facing each other,
then Jeremy mado a feint, and, getting in,
planted a heavy blow with his left hand on
his adversary's chest. But ho was to pay for
it, for tlio next second tbo Dutchman got In
his right hand, and Jeremy was lifted clean
oir his feet, and sent Hying backward among
The Boers cheered, and tlio giant smiled,
nnd tho Englishmen looked sad. They know
how It would lie.
But Jeremy picked himself up littlo tho
worso. Tho stroko hail struck tho muscles of
his chest, nnd had not liurf greatly. As ho
advanced tho gradually increasing crowd of
Englishmen cheered him warmly, and ho
swore in his heart that ho would"justify thoso
cheers or die for it
It was ut this juncturo that Ernest nnd Mr.
Alston came up. , ,
"Goo! boiivensl" exclaimed tho former, "It
Mr. Alston took in tho situation nt a
"Don't let him seo you, you will put him
off," ho said. "Get beliind me."
Ernest olioyed, overwhelmed. Mr. Alston
shook his head. Ho recognized that Jeremy
bad a poor chance, but bo did not say so to
Meanwhile Jeremy camo up and faced tlio
Dutchman. Encouraged by bis lato success,
presently bis adversary struck u tremendous
blow at him. Jeremy dodged, and next in
stant succeeded lu landing such a fearful
right and left full 011 the giant's face that tho
latter went reeling bnekwark.
A yell of frantic excitement uroso from tho
English portion of tho crowd. This was in
deed n David.
The Dutchman soon recovered, however,
and lu his turn, rendered more cautious, kept
out of Jeremy's reach, trying to strike him
down from a distance. For a round or two
no imiortai.t blow wns ttruck, till nt last a
brilliant idea took possession of tho j-oung
fellow w ho hud charge of Jeremy's coat.
"Hit him about tho body," ho whispered;
Jeremy took tho advice, and next round
succeeded in getting in two or three blows
straight from the shoulder, and every one of
them bruised tho huge lwdy sadly, and mado
it ruther short ot w iud.
Next round ho rcjieated tho same tactics,
receiving himself n stroko 011 tho shoulder
that for 11 moment rendered his left arm help
less. Beforo another second was over, how
ever, ho bad his revenge, und tho blood was
Iourlng from his adversary's lips.
And now did tho lupular excitement on
both sides grow intense, for to tho interest at
taching to the encounter was added that oT
national feeling, which was then at a high
stato of tension. Englishmen, Dutchmen,
and a mob of Katrcrs yelled und shouted, and
each of tho-foriner two felt that the honor of
his ieoplo wns on tho issue. And yet it was
an unequal fight.
"I liellevo that your f.iend will lie a match
for Van Zyl," said Mr. Alston, coolly, but
tho flash of bis eyo belled bis coolness; "and
I tell you what, bo's a devilish lino fellow,
At that moment, however, an untownrd
thing happened. Tho giant struck out Ids
strongest, und Jeremy could not succeed in
entirely warding olf tbo blow, though ho
broko Its force. Crashing through his guard
it struck him 011 tho forebeau, and for a
moment bo dropped senseless. His second
rushisl up and dashed some water over him,
and In another Instant lie was on Ills legs
again; but for tho rest of thut round be con
tented himself with dodging his adversary's
attack, at which tho Dutchmen cheered,
thinking his iron strength was broken.
But presently, when for tbo sixth timo
Jeremy camo up with the tamo quiet look of
determination In his eye, and, except that
tho gaping of tho nostrils and tho twitching
of the lip 6howul u certnln measure of dis
tress, looking but littlo the worso, they
turned with anxiety to examine tho condition
of tho giant, it was not very promising. Ho
was perspiring profusely nnd his enormous
chest was rising and falling irregularly.
Wherever Jeremy's strokes had fallen, too, a
great blue bruise had risen. It was evident
that his condition wns tho worso of tho two,
but still tbo Hoers had little doubt of tho
Issue. It could not bu that tho man who bad
once for a liet quelled the struggles of a wild
ox, holding it for the space of live minutes
by the horn, could bo worsted by an English
lad. So they called on him to stop playing
with the boy and crush him. -
Thus encouraged, the giant camo on, strik
ing out with fearful forco but wildly, for ho
could not box. For thirty seconds er moro
Jeremy contented himself with avoiding tho
blows; then, seeing an opportunity, ho
planted a heavy one on bis adversary', chest.
This staggered hhu and throw him olf his
guard, and, taking the otfenslve, Jeremy
dodged in right under the hugo'ftsts, and bit
upward with all his power. "Thud, thudl"
Tbo sound of the blows couldlwlioo.nl fifty
ynrds olf, Nor were they without their
elfect. Tho giant ttaggored, and, amid fear
ful shouts and groans, fell like an ox struck
with a imle ax. Hut it was not over yet. In
another moment he w as on his legs again,
and, spitting out blood and ketb, camo reel
ing straight at Jeremy, a feurful and alarm
ing spectacle. As he came, Jeremy again hit
him iu the faco, but it did not stop biui, nnd
iu another second tho hugo arms hud closed
round him ami held hint liko a vise.
"Not faiM no holdlngl" shouted the Eng
lishmen, but tho Boer held on. Indeed, ho
did moro. Putting nil lits vast strength Into
tho etfort, he ttrulned nnd tugged, moaning to
lift Jeremy up and dash bini on the ground.
Hut lol amid frantlo shouts from tho crowd,
Jeremy stood firm, moving not nn Inch.
Whoreupon tho Boors called out, saying that
he wlis not a mortal, but a man possc&scil
with a devil. Again tbu Dutchman gripped
him, and this time succeedod hi lifting him u
few Inches from tho ground.
"Hy George, ho will throw him next time,"
said Mr, Alston to Ernest, who wus shaking
liko a leaf with the excitement; "look I ho is
turning hlto; tho grip is choking him."
And indeed Jeremy was iu ov il case, for his
senses wero fast being criished out of him in
that fearful embrace, and he was thinking
with bitter sorrow that he must fall after nil,
for an Englishman does not Uke tojw beat
even when ho has fought his best Just then
It was, when things were liegiuning to swim
around hllil, that a voice ho loved, and which
he hail Iweu listening for these many months,
rang iu his earn; whether It was fancy, or
whether ho really heurd it, ho knew not:
"rtememlier 'Mnrk Joe,' Jeremy, and lift
hlra. Don't bo beat. For God', sake, lift
Now there was a trick, which I will not U ll
you. my reader, but which a fauio i tuutorii
. vv-uiiMua v..v ,i,i,,( ho jumu Jue, umi
taught to Jtrtmy. So well had be Uugbt him,
I indeed, that at the ago of IT Jeiwny had
hoisted his teacher w ith his own tri-k
''to UK UONTINUmi IN Ol'll NHXT J
A tloht .Miipi7Ci a drunken lover rln.
, bruclagliU sweetheart.