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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1887.
THE COLUMBIAN, VOL. XXI.NOU2
COLUMBIA DEMOCRAT, VOL. LI, NO 21
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This company, running swiftly, took pos
session of tho ridge, down which the troop
had charged, ntut by which nloue It would Io
possible for Ernest to retreat, and, taking
shelter behind stones, began to pour In nn In
nccurnto but gnlllng flro on tho llttlo party of
whites. Ernest charged up through them,
losing two more men and several horses In
tho process! but what was his horror, on
reaching tho crest of the ridge, to see nbout
1,000 Zulus, drawn up, nppnrently In reserve,
In tho neck of the pass lending to tho plain !
yondl To escape through them would bo
almost Impossible, for he was crippled with
wounded and dismounted men, and tho pace
of a force Is the pace of tho slowest Their
position was desperate, and, looking round at
his men, he could soo that they thought so too.
Ills resolution was soon taken. A fow
paces from where he bad for a moment halted
the remainder of the corps was a little
eminence, something Uko nn early Saxon tu
mulus. To this he rode, and, dismounting,
turned his horso loose, ordorlng his men to do
tho snmo. Ho good was the discipline, nnd so
great his control over them, that there were
no wild rushes to escnpo; they obeyed, re
alizing their desperate case, and f ormod a ring
round tho rise.
"Now, men of Alston's Horse," said Ernest,
"wo have done our bestj let us die our hard
est." The men set up a cheer, nnd next mlnuto
tho Zulus, creeping up under shelter of tho
rocks, which were strewed around, attacked
them with fury.
In Ave minutes, In spite of the wlthorlng
file which they poured in upon the surround
ing Zulus, six moro of the llttlo band were
dead. Four wero shot, two wero killed in a
rush made by about a dozen men, who, reck
less of their own life, determined to break
through tho w hlte man's ring. They perished
to it. Sleep well, my brother; It was palntnl
to have to kill you very."
Ernest lifted himself fj-om tho ground nnd
laughed tho hystorlcifl laugh of shattered
nerves at this naive and thoroughly Zulu
moralizing. Just then Jeremy roso and carda
up to him. Ho was a fearful sight to see
his hands, his face, bis clothes wero nil red,
and he was bleeding from a cut on tho face
nnd another on tho hand.
"Como, Ernest," he said, In a hollow voice,
"wo must clear out of this."
"I suppose so," said Ernest,
On tho plain at the foot of the hill several
of tho horsos were quietly cropping tho grass,
till such tlmo as tho superior hnlraal, man,
Lad settled his differences. Among them was
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In tho attempt, but not before they had
stabbed two of Alston's Horse. Tho re
mainder, but little moro than thirty men,
retired a fow pacs further up tho llttlo riso,
so as to contract their circle, and kept up a
ceaseless flro upon tho enemy. Tho Zulus,
thanks to the aecurato shooting of tho white
men, had by this tlmo lost more than fifty of
their number, and, annoyed nt being put to
such loss by a too numerically so Insignificant,
they determined to end the matter with n
rush, Ernest saw their loader, a great, al
most naked fellow, with n small shield and a
necklace of lion's claws, walking, utterly re
gardless of the pitiless rifle five, from group
iff group, and exhorting them. Taking up a
rifle which had just fallen from tho hand of a
dead trooper for up to the present Ernest
had not joined in the firing he took a fino
sight at about eighty yards ot tho Zulu
chief's broad chest, and pulled.. Tbo shot was
n good one; the great fellow sprung into the
nlr and dropped. Instantly another com
mander took his place, and the final advance
But the Zulus bad to come up hill, with but
little cover, and scores were mown down by
the scorching and continuous flro from tho
breech loaders. Twice whei within, twenty
yards were they driven back;twico did they
come on again. Now they were but twelve
paces or so away, and a murderous flro was
kept up upon them. For a moment they
, wavered, then pushed forward up the slopo.
"Close upl" shouted Ernest, "and use your
swords and pistols." Ills voice was heard
, above the din ; some of the men dropped tho
now useless rifles, and the revolvers began to
Then the Zulus closed in upon tho doomed
band, with a shout of "Bulala Cmlungo"
(kill tno wniui man) I
1 Out rang the pistol shots, and tho fire flew
I from tho clash of swords and assegais, and
' still the llttlo band, momentarily growing
lower, rougnt on witn laboring breath. Never
j did hopo forsaken men make a more gallant
stand. Still they fought, and, still they fell.
one by one, and as they fell were stabbed to '
death; but scarcely ono of them was there
whoso death wound was In his back.
I At last tho remaining Zulus drow back;
1 they thought that it was done.
But no; three men yet stood together upon
the very summit of tho mound, holding six
foes at bay. 1 he Zulu captain laughed aloud
when he saw it, and gave a rapid order.
Thereupon the remaining Zulus formed up,
and, stabbing the woundod as they wont, do
parted swiftly over tho dead, after tho main
body of tho corps, which had now vanished
round tho mountain.
They left tho six to finish the three.
Three hundred had come to attack Alston's
Horse; not more than 100 departed from that
attack. The overpowered whita men had
rendered a good account of their foes.
Tho three left nllvo on tho summit of the
little hill were, as fate would havo it, Ernest,
Jeremy and an ex-sallor.
Their revolvers wero empty; Ernest's sword
had broken off short In tho body of a Zulu;
Jeremy still had his sword and tho sailor a
Presently ono of the six Zulus dodged In
under tho carbine and ran tho sailor through.
Glancing round, Ernest saw his face turn
gray. The honest fellow died as he had lived,
"Ah, you black mate," ho sung out,
"take that, and bo d d to you!" The
clubbed rillo camo'down upon the Zulu's skull
, and cracked it to bits, and both fell dead to
Now thoro were five Zulus loft, and onlr
Ernest and Jeremy to meet them. But stav:
suddenly from under a corpse uprises auother
roe. jno, it is not n foe it Is Jlnzooku, who
has been shamming dead, but suddenly and
most opportunely shows himself to bo very
much alive. Advancing from behind ho
stabs one of tho attacking party and kills
nun. 'inat leaves lour. Then ho engages
another, and after a long struggle kills lilm,
too, which leaves three. And still the two
wliito men stand back to back, with flashing
eyes ana gasping tireatb, and hold their own.
BoaKed with blood, desperate and expecting
aeatn, tuoy wcie yet a gallant stent to see.
Two of tho remaining Zulus rush at tho giant
Jeremy, one at Ernest. Ernest, having no
effective weapon left, dodges tho assegai
thurst and then closes with his antagonist,
and they roll over and over, down the hill to
gether, struggling for tho asnegal the Zu!
holds. It snaps In two, but the blade and
about eight inches of tho shaft remain with
Ernest. He drives it through bis enemy's
throat, and he dies. Then bo struggles up to
boo the closing scene of tho drama, but not in
time to help in It, Uazooku has wounded bis
man badly, and is following to kill him. And
Jeremy I ITo has struck at one of the Katfers
with his sword. The blow Is rocelvod on the
edge of tbo cowhide shield and sinks half way
through it, so that the hlda holds tho steel
fast. With a sharp twist of the shield the
weapon is jerked out ot his hand, and bo is
left defenseless, with nothing to trust to ex
cept his native strength. Surely he is lost I
But 110 with a sudden rush he seizes both
Zulus by tho throat, ono In each hand, and,
strong men as they me, swings them wide
apart Then witli a tremendous effort be
jerks their beads together with such awful
force that they fall senseloss, and Mazooku
comes up and Bpears them.
Thus was the tight ended.
Ernest and Jeremy sunk upon the bloody
grass, gasping for breath. The firing from
tho direction of the camp had now died
oWay, and after the tumult the shouts, and
the shrieks of the dying, tha silence seemed
deep. It was the silence of the dead.
There they lay, white man and Zulu, side
by side In the peaceable sunlight; and In a
vogue, bow ihlered v,ay Ernest notlcod that
tho faces, which a few minutes before bad
looked so grim, wero mostly smiling now,
They bad passed through' the ivory gates nnd
reached tho land of smiles. How still they
all wero I A little black and white bird, such
as fly from ant bill to ant hill, came and set
tled upon the forehead of a young fellow
scarcely more than a boy, and the only son
of his mother, who lay quiet across two
Zulus. The bird know why he was so stllL
Ernest bad liked the lay, and knew hi
mother, and began to wonder as he lay pant
ing on the grass what she would feel when
she heard of her son's fate. But just then
Mazooku's voice broke the silence. Ho bad
been standing staring at tho body of 0110 of
tlx men ho had killed, and was now npottro-
t.hlzhig it in Zulu.
"Ah, my brother," ho said, "sou of my own
father, with whom I used tp play when I was
little 1 1 always told you that you were a per
fect fool will) an assegai, but I little, thought
that I should ever bavo such an opportunity
of orovlna It to you, wen, it can't t uoipea
lutv Is duty, and family ties must fclvo was
Ernest's black stallion, tho Dovll, which had
been wounded, though slightly, on tho flank.
They walked toward tho horses, stopping ou
their way to arm themselves from tho weajions
which lay about. As they pasied tho body
of tho man Ernest had killed In his last strug-
glo for life, ho stopped and drow the broken
assegai from his throat "A memonto," said
ho. The horsos were erfught without diffi
culty, and the Devil nnd tho two next best
animals selected. Then they mounted, and
rode toward the top of tho ridge over which
Ernest had seen tbo body of Zulus lying In
roserve. when they were near It Mazooku
got down and crept to the crest on his stomach.
Presently, to their great relief, he signaled to
them to advance; the Zulus had moved on,
and the valley was deserted. And so tho
three passed back over tbo neck, that an hour
and a half before they had crossed with sixty
ono companions, who were now all dead.
"I think we have charmed lives," said
Jeremy, presently. "All gone except us two.
It can't be chance."
"It is fate." said Ernest, briefly.
From the top of the nock they got a view
of tho camp, which now looked quiet and
peaceful, with its white tents and its Union
Jack fluttering as usual in tho brcczo.
"Thoy must bo all dead, too," said Ernest;
"which way shall we gof
Then It was that Mazooku's knowledge of
tho country proved of tho utmost service to
them. Ho had been brought up at a kraal in
tho immediate neighborhood, and knew
every inch of the land. Avoiding tho camp
altogether, he led them to the left of tho
battlefield, nnd after two hours' ride over
rough country, brought them to a ford of tho
Buffalo which ho was acquainted with, some
miles below where the few survivors of the
inossacer struggled across the river, or were
drowned In attempting ta do so. Following
this route they never saw a single Zulu, for
these had all departed in the other direction.
and were spared the horrors of tho stampede
and of "Fugitive's Drift."
At last they gained the further side of the
river, and wero, comparatively speaking, safe
on Katal ground.
They determined, after much anxloas con
sultation, to make for tbo little fort at Help
makaar, and had ridden about a mllo or so
toward It, when suddenly the Zulu's quick
ear caught the sound of distant firing to their
right It was their enemy, tho Undl corps,
attacking Rorke's Drift Leaving Mazooku
to hold tho horses, Ernest and Jeremy dis
mounted and climbed a solitary kopple or
hill which just there cropped out from tbo
surface of the plain. It was of an ironstone
formation, and on the summit lay a huge flat
slab of almost pure ore. On to this they
climbed, and looked along the course of the
river, but could seo nothing. Rorke's Drift
was hidden by a rise In tho ground. All this
ttme'a dense thunder cloud had been gather
ing in tbo direction of Helpmakaar, and was
now, as is common before sunset in the south
African summer season, traveling rapidly up
against the wind, set in a faint rainbow as in
a frame. The sun, on the other hand, was
sinking toward tho horizon, so that his 'golden
beams, flying across a spaco of Uue sky,
Impigned upon the black bosom of tho cloud,
and wore reflected thence In sharp lights and
broad shadows, flung like colestiol spears and
shields across tho plains of Zulufand. Isandhl.
wnna's mountain was touched by one great
rny which broke in glory upon his savage
crest, and crowned him that day's king of
death, but tho battlefield o'er which he
towered was draped in gloom. It was a
glorious sceno. Above, the wild expanse of
sky broken up by flaming clouds and tinted
with hues such as might bo reflected from
tbo Jeweled wnlls of heaven. Behind, tho
angry storm, sot In its rainbow framo llko
ebony In a ring of gold. In front, the rolling
plain where tho tall grasses waved, the broad
Buifalo flashing through it like a silver snake,
tho sim kissed mountains and tho shadowod
It was a glorious scene. Nature In her
most splendid mood flung all her color
streamers looso across tho earth and sky, and
waved them wildly ere thoy vanished Into
night's abyss. Lifo, in his most radiant ec
stasy, blazed up in vnried glory before ho
mnk, like a lover, to sleep awhile in tho awns
ej bis etei nal miuress Deatu.
Eruot gazed upon it and it sunk into bis
heart, which, sot to nature's tune, responded
ever when her hands swept the chords of
earth or heaven. It lifted bim above tho
world nnd thrilled bim with indescribable
emotion. His eyes wandered over tho influito
space above, Marching for the pretence of
God; then they fell upon Isandhlwana nnd
milked the spot where tho shadows were
dcejiest; where his comrades lay and gazed
upon the glorious sky with eyes that could
not see, nnd at lost his spirit gave way, and,
weakened with emotion and long toil and
abstinence, ho burst into a paroxysm of
"Oh, Jeremy," ho sobbed, "they are all
dead, except you and mo, and I fool a coward
that 1 should still uvo to weep over them.
When it was over, I should have let that
Zulu kill me, but I was a coward and
fought for my lifo. Hud I but held my hand
for a second I should havo gone with Alston
and the others, Jeremy."
"Como, como, old fellow, you did your best
and fought for your corps like a brick. No
man could have done more."
"Yes, Jeremy, but I should havo died with
them; it was my duty to die. And I do not
care about living, find they did. I have been
an unfortunate dog all my life. I shot my
cousin, I lost Eva and now I have seen all
my comrudes killed, ana j, who was their
lender, alone escnped. And perhaps I havo
not done with my misfortunes yet What
next, I wonder; what next!"
Ernest's distress was so acute that Jeremy,
looking at bim and seeing that all he bad
gone through hail been too much for him
tried to soothe bim, lest be should go Into
hysterics, by putting his arm round bis waist
nud giving him a good hug.
"Look hero, old chap," He saia; "It is no uso
bothering one's bend about thete things. Wo
aro just so many feathers blown about by tho
wind, and must float wbere the wind blows
us. sometimes it is a goon wuiu, anu some
times a bail one, but on tho whole it is bad,
and we must just make tho best ot It, and
wait till it doesn't think It worth while to
blow our particular feathers about nny moro,
and then wo shall coinu to the ground, and
not till then. And now we have been up
here for moro than five minutes, and given
tho horses a bit of rest. Wo must be push
ing on If we want to get to Helpmakaar bo
foro dark, and I only hope we shall get there
before the Zulus, that's all. By Jovo, hero
comes tho storm como on I" and Jeremy
jumped off the lump of Iron ore and began to
descend the koppio.
Ernest, who had been listening with bis
f aco in bis bands, roso and followed him In
stlenco. As he did so, a breath of ico cold air
from the storm cloud, which was now right
overhead, fanned his hot brow, and when ho
bad gone a few yards bo turned to meet it,
and to cast one moro look at the sceno,
It was tho last earthly landscape be ever
jaw, For ut that instant there leaped from
tho cloud overhead a flerco stream of jagged
light, which struck the mass ot Iron ore on
which they had been seated, shivered and
fused It, and then ran down the side ot the
bill to tho plain. Together with tho lightning
there came an ear splitting crack of thiTuder,
Jeremy, who was now nearly at tlie bottom
of the little bill, staggered at tlie shock, When
bo recovered, he looked up where Ernest bad
lieen standing, and could not seo him, ne
rushed up the hill again, calling bim In
accents of frnntlo grief. Thero was no
answer, Presently he found him lying on
tha ground, white and stUL
with difficulty lianglng"on to tbo bulwark not
ting of tha II. M, H. Conway Castle; "now,
Mr, Jones, look It you can't see them In tbo
Mr Jones accordingly looked through his
"Yes," ho said, "I can see them distinct
"Bee whatr asked another passenger, com
"The cliffs of old England," answered tho
little man, Joyously.
"Ob, is that aim said the other; "curso the
cliffs of old England I"
"Nlco remark that for a man who Is going
home to be married, eht" sold the llttlo man,
turning to where bis companion had stood,
But Mr. Jones had shut up his glasses, and
Presently he reached a deck cabin, and en
tered without knocking.
"England Is in sight, old fellow," ho said,
addressing somebody who lay back smoking
in a cane chair.
Tho person addressed made a movement as
though to riss, then put up his hands to a
shade that covered his eyes.
"I forgot," he answered with a smllo; "it
will have to be very much in sight before I
can see It By the wny, Jeremy," he wont on,
nervously, "I want to ask you something.
These doctors tell such lies." And ho re
moved the shade. "Now, look at
my eyes, and tell me honestly, am I dis
figured) Are they shrunk, I mean, or gbt a
Rqulnt, or anything of that sort)" and
Ernest turned up his dark orbs, which, ex
cept that they had acquired that painful, ex
pectant look peculiar to the blind, were Just
as tncy always baa been.
Jeremy looked at them, first in one light,
then In another.
"Well," said Ernest, Impatiently, "I can
feel that you are staring mo out of counte
nance." "Hamba gachle," replied the imperturbable)
one. "I am di dl diagnosing tbo case.
There, that will do. To all appearance, your
optics aro as sound as mine. You get a girl
to look at them and see what she says."
"Ah, well; that is something to bo thankful
Just then somebody knocked at tho cabin
door. It was a steward.
"You sent for me, Blr Ernest)"
"Oh, ys, I remember. Will you bo so good
as to find my servant) I want him."
"Yes, Sir Ernest"
Ernest moved impatiently. "Confound that
fellow, with his everlasting 'Sir Erneitl' "
"What, haven't you got used to your handle
"No, I haven't, and I wish it were nt
Jericho, and that Is a fact It is all your
fault, Joremy. If you had not told that con
foundedly garrulous little doctor, who went
uiid had the information printed In The
Natal Mercury, It would never have come
out at all. I could bave dropped the title In
England; but now all these people know that
I am Sir Ernest, and Blr Ernest I shall re
main for the rest of my days."
"Well, most people would not think that
such a dreadful misfortune."
"Yes, thoy would if they had hannened to
shoot the real heir. By the way, what did
the lawyer say in his letter) As we are so
near home, I suppose I had better post my
self up. You will I Jid it in the dispatch box
Read it, there's n good fellow."
Jeremy opened the box, battered with
many years of travel, and searched about for
the letter, It contained a curious collection
ot articles, prominent among which was a
handkerchief which had onco belonged to
Eva Ceswick; a long tress ot chestnut ban
tied up with a blue ribbon; ditto of golden,
which had como well, not from Eva's
tresses; a whole botanical collection ot dead
flowers, tender souvenirs of goodness knows
who, for, after awhile, these accumulated
dried specimens are difficult to identify; and
many letters and otbor curiosities.
At last bo came to the desired document.
written in a fair clerk's hand; and having
shoveled back the locks of hair, eta, began to
read it aloud:
"St. Etbelred's Court, Poultry, Jan. 23, 1879.
"You soo," broke in Ernest, "while we were
flghtbig over there at Isandhlwana, those
beggars wero writing to tell me that I was a
baronot Case of the 'bloody baud' with a
"Sir" (began Jeremy again), "it Is our.duty
to inform you of the death, on tbo 16th of tht
present month, of our esteemed client, Sir
Hugh Kershaw, Bart, ot Archdale Hall,
Devonshire, and of the consequent devolution
of the baronetcy to yourself, as only son of
the late Sir Hugh's only brother, Ernest
"Into the question of tbo unhappy manner
in which you camo to be placed in the im
mediate succession, it does not become us to
enter. We have before us at this moment a
copy of her majesty's pardon, granted under
tho Transvaal amnebty act, and forwarded to'
us by Reginald Caidus, Ebq., of Dum'a Ness,
Suffolk, which wo bave neither the wish nor
the will to dispute. It is clear to us that,
under this pardon, yon aro totally free from
any responsibility for the breach of tho law
which you perpetrated some years since; and
of this it is our duty to advise you. Your
title to succeed is a clear one.
"As was only to be expected under tho cir
cumstances, the late Sir Hugh did not bear
any feeling of good will toward you. Indeed,
we do not think that we shall bo exaggerating
if wo say that the news of your froo pardon
materially hastened bis end. On the attain
ment of full ago by the late Hugh Kershaw,
Esq., who fell by your bond, the entail of the
family estates was cut, and only tbo mansion
house of Arcbdalo hall, tho heir looms, which
are numerous and valuable, therein contained,
and the deer ark, consisting of 185 acres of
land, wero resettled. Theso consequently
pass to you, and we shall be glad to lecelvo
your instructions concerning them, should
you elect to honor us with your confidence.
The estates pass, under tho will of the late
baronet, to n distant cousin OI bis late w If e's,
James Smith, Esq., of 62 Camperdown road,
Upper Clnpham. We now think that we
have put you iu possession of all tho facta
connected with your accession to the baron
etcy, and, awaiting your instructions, we
bave tho honor to icmaln your obedient ser
(Signed), "Paiblet & Paisley."
"Ah, so much for that I" was Ernest's com'
ment "What am I to do with Archdale
ball, its heir looms and its deer park of 1M
acres, I wonder) I shall sell them, if I can.
Mine Is a pretty position; a baronet with
about sixpence halfpenny per annum to sup
port my rank on; a very pretty position!"
"Hamba gachle," replied Jeremy, "time
enough to consider all that. But now, as wo
aro on the reading lay, I may as well give
you tho benefit ot my correspondence with
attacking Zulus. Tho names ot tue surviving
mcmliers of Alston's Horso arc Lieut and
Adjt Kershaw, Borgt Maj. Jeremy Jones,
and Trooper Mazooku, tho only native In the
" 'Those ultimately effected their escape,
the enemy havlug been either all destroyed or
having followed the track of the Undl.
Lieut and Adjt Kershaw regrets to havo to
state that In process ot effecting his escapo he
was struck by lightning and blinded.
" 'Ho estimates tho total loss Inflicted on
tho enemy by Alston's Horso at from four
hundred to four hundred and fifty men. In
fuco of such determined bravery as was
evinced by every 0110 of bis lato gallant com
rades, Lieut. Kershaw feels that It would be
invidious for him to mention any particular
names. Every man fought desperately, and
dlod with bis face to tho enemy. Ho bogs to
inclose a return of tho names of those lost,
tbenccuracy of which he cannot, however,
guartt'teo, as it Is compiled from memory,
tho pn-'s of the corps having all been lost
Trusting that tho inanouvors attempted by
Lieut Kershaw under somewhat difficult cir
cumstances will meet with your approval, I
" 'By order of Lieut. Kershaw.
" 'Jeremy Joxeb, Sergeant Major.
"Then follows the reply, dated Marltz
burg, Feb. 3:"
" 'Silt 1. 1 have to direct you to convey to
Lieut and Adjt Kershaw, aiid tho surviving
members of tbo corps known as Alston's
Horse, tho high sense entertained by the
officer, etc, of tho gallant conduct of that
corps In the face of overwhelming odds at
Isnmlulwana on Jan. si.
" '2. It Is with deep regret that tho officer,
etc., learns of tbo heavy misfortune which
has befallen Lieut Kershaw. lie wishes to
express his appreciation of the wny in which
that officer bandied tho remnants of bis
corps, and to Inform bim that his narao will
bo forwarded to the proper quarter for tho
expression of her majesty's pleasure with
regard to his services.
" '3. I am directed to offer you a com
mission in any of the volunteer corps now In
service in this campaign.
" 'I have, etc.,
" 'CniEK OK THE BTAFF.' "
ERNEST'S EVIL DESTINY.
A young lady came running up tho stairs
of tho principal Plymouth hotel, and burst
into a private sitting room, llko a human
bombshell ot attractive npjiearflnce, some
what to the astonishment of a bold old
gentleman who was sitting at breakfast
"Good gracious, Dorothy! havo you gono
"Oh, Reginald, the Conway Castlo Is nearly
In, and I have been to tbo ofllce and got leave
for us to go off In tho launch; so come along
"What time does tho launch leaver'
"At a quarter to 10 exactly."
"Then wo have three-quarters of an hour.'
"Oh, pleaso, Reginald, be quick; It might
go ueiore, you kuow."
Mr. Curdus smiled, and, rising, put on his
hat and coat, "to oblige Dorothy," he said.
but, aa u matter ot fact, bo was as excited as
fcht) was. There was a patch of rod on each
of bis palo cheeks, and bis hand shook.
In a quarter of an hour thoy weco walking
up and down by the quay by tho custom
hoiiic, waiting for the launch to start
"After all these years," said Mr. Cardus,
"and blind 1"
"Do you think that bo will bo much dlsflg'
"I don't know, dear; your brother sold
nothing about it"
"I can hardly beliovo It; It seems so
straugo to think that he a,nd Jeremy should
have been spared out or all those people.
How good God Is I"
"A cynic," replied ilr. uaruus, with a
cmilo, "or tbo relations of tho other people
might draw a different conclusion."
But Dorothy was thinking bow good Uod
was to her. Sho was dressed in pink that
Oh, she looked sweet
As tho little pink flower that grows In the wheat
Dorothy neither was, nor over would bo.
pretty woman, but she was ossontlally a
charming ono. Her kindly, puzzled face (and
to judgo from tho little wrinkles ou it, she bad
never got to tho bottom of tho questions which
contracted her lorehead as a child), her steady
blue eyes, her diminutive, rounded form,
mid, above nil, the indescribable light of
gooduess which shone round her like a halo,
all mado her charming. What did it matter
if the mouth was a llttlo wide, or tho nos
somewhat "tip tilted!" Thoso who can look
so sweet are able to dispense with such fleshly
attributes as a Grecian nose or chiseled mis.
At tho least, thoy will havo tho best of it
after youth Is past, and let mo remind you,
my young and lovoly reader, that the longer
and dustier portion of lire's rona wiuas away
toward tbo palo horizon of our path 011 tho
further side of tho grim mllo post marked
But what made her chiefly ottractlvo was
her piquant, taking manner, and tho chlo of
her presence. Kho was sucn a perfect lotiy.
"All aboard, If you please," Droko 111 tuo
agent. "Run in the gangway 1" and thoy were
off toward tho great gray vessel with a bluo
pennant at her top.
It was a suort run, nut it socmen long 10
Dorothy and tho old gentleman with ber.
Ahd dlcVlioUiltoiior, but only w hlnulfd and
asked for sugar. Then Ernest, going Into
tho box with the horse, which nobody but ho
and Mazooku were fond of taking liberties
with, fett down bis flank (111 lio camo to a
scar Inflicted by nn assegai, In that mad
charge through the Undl, and showed It to
them. And Dorothy's eyes filled with tears of
thankfulness, as sho thought ot what that
borso nnd Us rider had gone through, and ot
tho blenching bones of thoeo who had gal
loped by their Sldo; and she would bavo liked
to kins Ernest again, only thero vm no ex
cuse, so she only prtssud his hand, feeling
that tho sorrow of tho empty years which
were gono was almost atoned for by this hour
of Joy. .
1 hen thoy went ashore to tho hotel, ami sat
together In the pleasant sitting room which
Dorothy had choson, and made sweet with
great bunches of violets (for she remembered
that Ernest loved violet), and talked. At
length Mr. Cardus and Jeremy went off to
seo about getting tbo things through the cus
tom bouse, where thoy arrived to find
Mazooku keeping half a dozen gorgeous offi
cial., who wanted to open a box, ut bay with
his knobsticks, nnd plastering them with of
fensive epithets, which fortunately they did
"Doll," said EnWst, presently, "it Is a
beautiful day, Is It not! Will you take mo
for a walk, dear) I should like to go for a
"Yes, Emest,of eourso I will."
"You nro sure J'ou do not mind being seen
with a blind man ; you must glvo me your
band to hold, you know."
"Ernest, bow can your'
And so, taking Ernest by tho hand, sho led
him through tho crowded streets with tender
caro, and on to tho quiet Hoc And as they
passed, tbo people turned to 1008 at tbo band
somo young fellow who was blind, and some
thought that they would not mind a little
blindness If it led to being personally con
ducted by so sweet a girl.
Soon they reached tho gardii.
"Now toll mo nliout yourself, Ernest What
have you been doing all theso long yoars, be
sides growing bigger and handsomer, and
getting that hard look aliout tho mouth!"
"A great many things, Don. snooting,
fighting, playing tho fool."
"Pshaw! I know all that, or at least I can
guess it What bavo you been doing In your
mind, you know)"
"Why, thinking of you, ot course, DolL"
"Ernest, if you talk to me liko that, I will
go away, and loavo you to find your own
way homo. I know well of whom you bavo
been thinking every day and every night It
was not of mo. Now, confess it"
"Don't let's talk of her. Doll. If you talk
of tho devil, you know, you sometimes ralso
him, not that bo requires much raising in
this Instance," he laughed bitterly.
"I was so sorry for you, Ernest dear, and I
did my best; indeed I did. But I could do
nothing with her. Sho must have been oft
ber head, or tho man and Fiorenco had some
power over her; or perhaps sho never really
cared for you; thero aio somo women, you
know, who seem very snoot, but cannot
truly caro for anybody except themselves.
At any rate, sbo married, and has a family
of children, for I have seen their births in the
"Oh, Emest, when I think ot all you must
bavo Buffered out there about that woman I
ccaso to bo sorry for her and begin to hato
her. 1 am afraid you havo been very un
happy, Ernest, all tbeso years."
"Ah, yos, I havo been unhappy sometimes
sometimes I bavo consoled myself. There,
what Is the use of telling lies! I have always
been unhappy, and never so much so as when
I have been In process of consolation. But;
you should not hate her, poor gill; perhaps
sho ha ber bad times too; only, fortunately,
j'ou women cannot feel, at least not much
not liko us, 1 mean."
A little girl, who was trundling a hoop
down the gravel path, stopped her hoop to
look ot tho pair. Sho was very rretty, with,
largo dark eyes, but Dorothy noticed that
the CLirra or old England.
It was an April oveninz oft the south coast
ot England. Tbo sun had Just mada up its
mind to strugglo out from behind a partial
larly black shower cloud, and give that part
ot the world a look before ho bade it good
"That.U luoky," sakla llttb man, who was
tbo officer commanding her majesty's forces
In Natal and Zululand."
"Fire away." remarked Ernest, wearily.
"First letter, dated Newcastle, Natal,
Jan. 27, from your humble servant to officer
" 'Bin I havo tho honor to report, by order
of Lieut, and Adjt. Kershaw, of Alston's
Horse, ut present incapacitated by lightning
from dolus so himself '
"Very neatly put, that," Interpolated Jere
Very, uo on."
1 'that ou tho 23d Inst Alston's Horse, hav
ing rocelvod orders to chock tho flanking
movement of the Undl corps, proceeded to
try and do so. Coming to a rldgo command
ing tho advanco ot tho Undl, tbo corps, by
order ot their lato commander, Lapt Alston,
dismounted and opened Ave on them at a dis
tance ot about S00 yards, with considerable
effoct. This did not, howovor, check the
Undl, who appeared to number between 3,000
nud 4,000 men, bo Capt, Alston issued an order
to chargo tho enemy. This was dono with
somo success, Tho Zulus lost a number ot
men; the corps, which passed right through
the cnomy, ubout twenty troopors; Capt Al
Eton, and his son Roger Alston, who acted as
his aide-de-camp. Several horses and 0110 or
two men wero also severely woundod, which
crippled tuo further movements ot the corps.
'"Lieut and Adjt Kershaw, on taking
command ot tho corps, determined to at'
tempt to retreat In this attempt, however,
bo failed, owing to tho prcseiica of dismounted
and wounded men; to tho detachment ut a
body ot about threa hundred Zulus to Inter
cept any such retreat; and to tho presence of
a largo body ot Zulus on the further side ot
tho pass leading to tha valley through which
such retreat must bo conducted,
" 'Underthoso circumstances ho detormlnul
to figbt tbo remains ot tbo corps to the last.
and dismounting tboui, took possession ot a
fairly advantageous position. A desperate
band to baud encounter ensued, It ended in
the almost total extermination of Alston's
, Horse, and In that ot the creator part of tho
Bigger nnd bigger grow the great vessel, till
at last it seemed to swallow up their tiny
"Easo her! Look out for the lino there!
Now haul away! Make fast!"
It was dono ill nn Instant, and next moment
they stood upon tho broad white deck, amid
tho crowd of passengers, and wero looking
round for Ernest and Jeremy.
But thoy wero not to bo seen.
"I hopo they uro here," faltered Dorothy.
Mr. Cardus took his bat off, and wiped his
bald head. Ho too hoped that they were
At that moment Dorothy became aware of
a great black man, clad In a white smock
pulled on over a great coat ana carrying a
big spear and a kerrio in bis hand, who was
pushing bis way toward them. Next moment
ho stood before them saluting vigorously.
"Koosl" ho said, thrusting the spear Into tue
air before Mr Cardus' astonished noso.
"Inkosl Casa" (cbleftalness), ho repeated,
going through the same process before
Porotby. "This way, master; this way,
mb-sle. The chief without eyes send mo to
you. This way; the Hon bring him now."
Thoy followed htm through tne press toward
tho after part of the ship, while giving up the
unfamiliar languago ho vociferated in Zulu
(it might have been Banskrlt. lor an tuey
"Make way, you low people! make way ior
the old man with tho shining head, on whoso
brow sits wisdom, and tho fair young maiden,
the sweet rosebud, who comes," etc.
At that moment Dorothy's quick eye saw a
great man issuing from a cabin, leading an
other man by tho hand. And men sue lorgoi
everything and ran forward.
"Oh. lirnest, Urnestl" Bho cried.
The blind man's check flushed at the musto
of her voice. Ho drew bis hand from Jore-
my's and stretched out bis arms toward the
voice. It would havo been "easy to avoid
them one need never bo kissed by a blind
man but she did not avoid them. On tho
contrary, sho placed herself so that the grop
ing anna closed round ber, witu a cry oi,
"Dolly, wbere are you!"
"Here, Ernost, hero l" and in anotner mo
ment ho had drawn her to him and kissed her
on tho face, mid sho had returned tho kiss.
Ull. tie Uorotsr, tie
Then she kissed Jeremy, too, or rather
Jeremy lifted her up two or throe foot aud
kissed her it came to tho same thtng, Aud
then Mr, Cardus wrung them both by tbo
baud, wringing Ernest s tho hardest, and Ma
tooku stood by, and, Zulu fashion, chanted a
llttlo song of bis own Improvising, alwut bow
the chiefs camo bock to their kraal after
long expedition, In which they bad, etc. and
how w tsdom in the shape ot a shining headed
and ancient oue, the husband without any
doubt nt many wives and tho father ot at
least a hundred children, etc. and beauty in
the shape of a sweet ami small one, eta, etc.
and finally they all went very near to crying
and dancing a fling ou tho quarterdeck to
And then tbey all talked at once, and cot
about collecting their things tn a muddle
bonded fashion, and wheu those bad been put
Iu a pile, aud Mazooku seated, assegai and
all, upon tho top of tbem a solemn warnln:
to thloves (and ill would it have gone with
the thief who dared to meddle with that pile),
started off to inspect Ernest's great black
horse, the DevlL
And behold, Dorothy stroked the Devil's
noso, and he, recognizing bow sweet and
oo4 she was. otandoued his Usual habits
she had a curious mark upon her forehead.
Presently Dorothy saw her run back toward
an extremely tall nud graceful woman wbp
was sauntering along, followed at somodts
tanco by a nurso with a baby in her arms,
and turning occasionally to look nt tho beds
of spring flowers, hyacinths and tulips, which
bordered tbo path.
"Oh, mother," sho heard her call out In a
clear voice of childhood, "there is such a nlco
blind maul Ho isn't old nnd ugly, and ho
hasn't a dog, and bo doesn't ask for pennies.
Why is ho blind it bo hasn't a dog and doesn't
ask for pennies)"
Blindness, according to this llttlo lady's
Ideas, evidently sprung from tho prcsenco of
a cur and an unsatisfied hunger for copper
coin. Sometimos it does.
The tall, graceful lady looked up care
lessly, saying, "Hush, dearl" Sho was quite
closo to them now, for they wero walking to
ward each other, and Dorothy gave a great
gasp, for before her stood Eva Plowdenl
There was no doubt about It She was paler
and haughtier looking than of yore; but It
was sbo. No ono who bad onco seen her could
mistake that queenly beauty. Certainly
Dorothy could not mistake it.
"What is tho matter, Doll?" said Ernest,
carelessly. Ho was thinking of other things.
"Nothing I hurt myself." They wero
quite closo now.
. And Eva, too, looked at them, and she, too,
Baw the f aco she had nover thought to soo
again. With nil her eyes, and with her lips
parted as though to cry out, sho gazed at the
sight before ber slow ly, slowly, taking In all
They were nearly level now.
Then thero lea;cd up into her eyes and face
the eyes and face w hicb a second before had
been so calm and statue like a wild light of
love, and intensity ot passionate and jealous
desire, such as Is not often to be seen on tbo
faces of women.
"Ernest there, and Ernest blind, and being
led by tho baud of Dorothy, aud looking
happy with herl How dared sbo touch ber
lovel How dared bo look happy with herl"
Those were tho thoughts which flashed through
her troubled mind. '
Sho mado a step toward them as though to
address him, and tho blind eyes fell upon her
lovely faco and wandered over It It mado
her mad, Ills eyes were on her laco, mid
yet ho could not boo her. Oh, Godl
Dorothy saw tho motion, and moved by an
overmastering Instinct threw herself between
tbem in an attitude of protection not unmixed
with defiance. And so, for a second, their
eyes flashing and their bosoms heaving with
emotion, the two women stood faco to faco,
and the blind, pathetic eyes wandered un
easily over both, feeling a presence they were
unnblo to define.
It was a tragic, almost a dreadful sceno.
Tho passions it revealed wero too Intense for
words, as no brush can justly paint a kind
scape mado vivid by tho unnatural fierceness
of tho lightning.
"Well, Doll, why do you stop!" bo said Im
His volco broke tbo spoil. Eva withdrew
bor arm, which was half outstretched, and
touched ber lips with her Auger as though to
enjoin silence. Then a deep misery spread it
self over her flushed faco, her head sunk low,
and sho passed thence with rnpid steps. Pres
ently tho nurse with tho baby followed ber,
and Dorothy noticed vaguoly that the child
bad also a mark upon Its forehead. The
whole thing hail not taken forty seconds.
"Doll," said Ernest, with a wild voice, and
commencing to tremble, "who was that passed
"A lady," was tho answer,
"A lady; yes, I know that what lady!"
"I don't know. A lady ith children." It
was a fib, but she could not tell him then; au
Instinct warned her not to do so.
Oil I It is strange, Doll, strango; but, do
you know, I felt just now nj though Eva was
very near ine! Como, let us go home!"
Just then tho cloud got over tho sun again.
and tbey walked homo in tho shadow. Ap
parently, too, all their talkativeness had gono
tho wny ct the ki Tbsy bad nothing to sy.
"TO 11E CONTINUED IN OUK NEXT.
Mark Twain as an Umpire.
Mark Twain sec ma to havo solved
tho problem of protection to baseball
umpires whilo in tho discharge of their
duties. Realizing that he was taking
his life in his hands when ho began to
umpire a game at Klmira, bo took with
him also a dangerous looking packaso
which ne carcitiiiy uupcuiiuu iifitr 111a
post or duty. Bofore tbo gamo began
ho blandly informed the audience that
ho diUu t propoao to be nio'jued by tue
aristocracy of Eltnira,or any equally dis
reputablo assemblage and that ho had
written his obituary tho eight bcioro.
Tho mysterious package, ho Baid, con-
uu uuu uynaruue, win wucii hib ucutn
ion gave diBsa'.iufrtctiou he coo ly plac
ed his foot upon it and the hubbub im
mediately ceased, ToJ carry out his
Vhreats,Mark would havo to go up with
tho others in the explosion, but ho was
fully as anxious to go ns anybody iu
the field. The experiment is worth
Biavrhull, Mibf., boaMs of a baby 11
months old that whistles.
Tho. ti amp's molto "God blcBS our