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y BY H. RH»*- HAGGARD. /Am'tortf •'Kbkçtotamon'tM**," "Sktr JBr. rbe day bad been very bot even for the TnuwY^^where, even ia tbe antumn, the days Ä^Jknow how to be hot, although tbe nec*J^ the summer w broken, that ia, when the thunder storms bold off for a week or two, as they occasionally will. Even the succulent blue lillies—a variety of tbe agspanthus—hunu their long tram pet shaped dowers and looked oppressed and miserable, beneath tbe burning breath of the hot wind wbicb had been blowiog for honrs like tbe draught of a volcano. Tbe grasN, too, Dear the wide roadway, that stretched in a leéble ami indetermi nate sort of fashion acrom tbe veldt, fork ing, branching and reuniting like the veins oc a lady's arm, was completely coated over with a thick layer of red dust. Hut the hot wind was goingdowu now, as it al _/ CHAPTER L JOHST H A.S AX A.ûTKNTt'BK. ^ . - - JESS. ways do« toward sanset. Intimi, all that remained of it wert* a lew strictly local and niiuiature whirlwinds, which would suddenly spring up on the road itself, and twist and twirl fiercely round, raisiug a mighty column of dust fifty feet or mure into the air, where it hung long after the causa of it had |>&ssed, and then slowly disHolved as its particles floated to the earth. Coming along the road, in the immédi at« track of ou«* of these desultory and in *-< explicable whirlwinds, was a man on liorse hack. The man looked limp aud dirty, and the horse limper ami dirtier. The hot wind lud taken all the bones out of them, as the Kaffirs say, which was not very much to he wondered at, seeiug that they had been journeying through it for the last four hours, without oil-saddling. Suddenly the whirl*iud, which had l»een traveling along pretty smartly, halte«!, and the dust, after turning around a lew times in the air like a dying top, slowly hegan to dissolve iu the accustomed fashion. The man on the hoi se halted ton, and contemplated it in an absent kind of way. "It's just like a man's life," he said aloud to his horse, "coming from nobody knows wheie, nolssly knows why, aud making a little column of dust ou the world's highway, aud then itasxiug away Ïand leaving the «lust to fall to the ground again, aud he trodden under foot ami for gotten." The speaker, a stoat, well set-up, rather ■ u*ly man, apjtareutly ou the wrong side ol I thirty, with pleasant hlue eyes aud a red ! dish peaked hear«!, laughed a little at his • own sententious reflection, aixl then us«« ^ his jade«l horse a tap with the «jam bock I in hLs band. > Ulf k old Croft's phuv tonight \lieve Ikit must he tbe Vfle pointed with bis whip to a I ^ tr.uk that turned from the iVakkerstroom main road and stretch | ed away towards a curious isolated hill « with a 1 hr>te tlat top, that rose out of th* rolliug plain some four miles to the ri^ht. 'The old Boer «aid the second turn," b* went on, still talking to himself, "but °pt>rba|M*he lus I I am tuhl that some o! thiuk it a good joke to send an English mau a lew utiles wrong. I .et'a see, thej saiil tbe place was under the lee of a table topped bill ahont half an hour's ride from the main road, and that is a table topjMs! *' """"Sil, s«» i think I will try it Come 01 heir Iffbok," auil be put the tired nag iuto a ' of "tripple," or ambliug canter nine) ISA C&ll tad by South African horses. ile is a t|Ueer tbiug," reflected Cap hu Niel to himselfaa he slowly can long. "Now here aiu I, at the agi - 'ty-four, aliout to l>egtn the worlt Xr agaHrts an ivcdstaut to an old Transvaa ' - farmer. It is a pretty end to all one's am bitious, and to fourteen years' work in th army; hut it is what it bas tu coiue to, nr boy, so yon bad better make tbe best of it. ' Just then his cogitations were interrupt ed, for on the farther side of a gentle slop th«re suddenly appeared an extraordinär; sight. Over tbe crest of tbe rise of laud now some four or tive hü od red yards away a pony with a|ladv on his kick came wild); galloping, and aller it, with wings spreai M" and outstretched neck, a hnge cock ostricl /■ jg «m speeding aloug, covering twelve o tifteeu feet at every stride of ÏLs loug leg> Ul* f The pony was still twenty yards ahead c sem tbe bird, and coming towards Johu rapid! j ig _ but strive as itjwould it could uot distauc the swiftest thing on all the earth. Fiv seconds passed —the great bird was « los « alongside now- Ah! ami John Ni« roo *%turn»d sick and shut his eyes as he rod» J'- he saw the ostrich's thick leg riy big j^lfl 1 into tbe air and then sweep dowu like leader! bludgeon. imni il tutu niiwru me i.uiv aim sir m her horse upon the spiue. behind lb«* sail die, fur tbe monicut complet ly partly zio it, so that it fell all of a heap on to th veldt. lu a moment the girl on its bat was up and off towards him, and alter he came live ostrich. I p weut tlie great I* ■gain, hut before it came crashing on I her shoulders .the had Hung herself fat* do wu wards ou tbe grass. In au i as tan the huge bird was on top of lier, kickin at ber, rolling over her. awl crashing tb v*fr* life ont of ber. It wan at this junc tore that John Niel arrived upon tbe scene Tbe moment the antrieb saw him he gav np his attacks npou the lady oo tbe grout» ami begau to waltz towards him with ; pompous sort of step that these birds some tint** a*«uiuebefore they giv. battle. Now Captain Niel wax unaccustomed to th< ways of ostriches, and so was his horse wbieb showed a strong inclination to bolt at, indeed, nnder other circumstances, hi would have been glad to do himself. Bu he conld not abandon beanty in distress ho, tiixiug it impossible to control bl horse, be slipped off it, and with hissjam hock, or hide-whip, cn his band, valiantly facts I the enemy. For a momeut or twi the great bird stood still, bliuking its lus trous «*v»s at hini and gently swaying it graceful neck to and fro. Then all of i suddeu it spread out its wings and cairn for bini like a thnoderbolt. He sprang t< oue side, and was aware of a rustlin* o fibers. Mid of a vision of a thick le) — "sinking downwards past bis bend. For tu naiely it uitssed him, and tbe uatrich spe» past biiu like » Hash. Before be couli torn, however, it was hack an'tl bad l.indts tbe full weight of one o( it» awful tor wart kicks in tbe broad of bis back, and awa; be went bead over heels like a shot rabbit la a second be was oo his legs again, sba kra, indeed, bat not mocb tbe worw, w perfectly mad with fury and paiu. A hi m came tbe ostrich, and at the oatricl went be, catching it s blow acron tbe aliu seek with his sjaoock, that staggered it fo » moment. Protiting by the check, h •eised the bird by the wing and held 01 like grim death with both baii'is, Tbei ♦bey began to gyrate, slowly at tirst, tbei I quicker, and yet more tjuick, till at last i •eeaard to Captain Johu Niel that tiateaac , apace and the Mlid earth w«e uotbuaf bui gwiu watobe* a the niirhr•' •'' \1»vÄav stationary pivot, towered the tÄfgr .' neck, beneath him span the top-like M and in firoot of Mm was a soft black vlh' white mass of feather-!. Thud, and a cloud of stars! Hswaèon hia back, and the ostrich, who did not, seem to be tftded by giddiness, was on, him, punching him dreadfally. Luckily I an ostrich cannot kick a mau very hard when he is tlat on the ground. If be could, there would have been an end of John Niel, and this story need never have been written. Half a minute or so passed, during which the bird worked his sweet will upon bis prostrate enemy, and at the end of it the man began to feel very much as though his earthly career was closed. Just as thuijp were growing ta inj ami dim to him, bow ever, he suddenly saw a pair of white arms clasp themselves round the ostrich's legs from behind, and beard a voice cry: "Break his neck while I bold bis legs, or be will kill von." This roused him from his torpor, and he staggered to his feet. Meanwhile the os trich ami the yoang lady bad come to tbe ground, aud were rolling about together in a confused be*;», ever which the elegant uevk au "i open hissing mouth wavered to ami fro like a cobra about to strike. With a rush he seized tbe u«ck in both hands, and, putting out all his strength (for he was a stroug man), he twisted it till it broke with a snap, and aller a lew wild and convulsive bounds aud struggles tbe I great bird lay dead. Then be sank down dazed and exhaust ed, and surveyed tbe scene. Tbe ostrich was perfectly quiet, and would never k»ek again, and the lady too was quiet. He wondered vaguely it the brute had killed her—be was.as yet too weak to go aod see -and tbeu fell to gazing at her face. Her brad w as pillowed on the body of tbe dead bird, and its feathery plumes made it a tittiug renting place. Slow ly it dawned on him that tbe lace was very beautiful, al though it looked so pale just now. Low, broad brow, crowned with soft, yellow bair, tbe chin very round and white, the tuouth sweet though rather large. Tbe eyes he could not see, because tbey were cloned, for thelady had tainted. For the rent she was quite young-about tweuty, tall, and finely formed. Presently he got a little better, and, creeping towards her (for he was sadly knocked about), took her hand be^nn to chafe it between bis I own. It was a well-lbrmed hand, but j brown, and showed signs of doing plenty J of hard work. Soon she opened her eyes, and he noted with satisfaction that tbey were very good eyes, blue in color. Theu "be «at up and laughed » little. "Well, I am silly," she said; "I believe I lainte«l.'' "It is not much to Ik- wondered at," said John N'iel, politely, and lifting his baud to take otf his hat only to tiud that it had gone io the fray. "1 hope yon are not much hurt by the bird." «KR H EAU WAS PILLOWED OS TUB BODY UV THE DEAD BIRD. "I don't know," she said, doubtfully. "But 1 am glad that you kill«*«! the »kellnm 1 vicious lieast). He cut out of the ostrich (Miup three days ago, and has I n'en lost ever amce. He killed a Ih>v last year, and [ told node be ought to shoot him then. Hut he would uot, becanse he was such a beauty." "Might I ask." said John Niel, "are you Mi« Croit?" "Y»-s, 1 ant—one of thetn. There are two of us. you know; and I can guess who you are—you are Captain N'iel, whom uncle is expecting to help him with the farm and the owtriches.', "If all of tlieni are like that," he said |M>intiiia£ to the dead Itird, "'I don't think that I shall ttke kindly to ostrich firm ing." She laughed, showing a charming line of teeth. "Oh, no," she said, "he was the only kid one—but, Captain Niel, I think you will tiud it fearfully dull. There are nothing but Boers altont here, you know. There are un Knglish jieople nearer than NVakkerstroom." r "You overlook yourself," he said, po litely; for really this daughter of the wil derness lunl a very charming air ahont her. "Oh." she answered, "I am only a girl, , von know, aud liesides, I am uot clever. I JeMH, uow that's my sister Jess has been at school at Cape Town, and she in clever. . I was at Cape Town, too, but I didn't lcaru , much there. But, Captain Niel, l»oth the r horses have Imlted; mine has goue home, ' aud,l expect yours has followed, and 1 liotihl . like to know how we are going to get up • to Mooifouteiu ^lieaiitiful fountain, tluit's r what we call our place, you kuow). Can ( you walk?" ■ "1 don't kuow," he answered, doubt [ fully; "I'll try. That bird has knocked ' me about a good deal," and accordingly he 1 staggered on to his legs, only to collapse r with an exclamation of pain. His aukle ■ was sprained, aud he was so stiff ami 1 bruised that he con Id h trdly stir. "How f far is the house?" he asked. £ B "Only abouta mile—just there: we shall t se«' it from the crest of the rise. Look, I I'm all right. I was silly to laiut, but h« kicked all the breath out of me," and she J got up and danced a little ou the grass U t show him. ".My word, though, 1 am sore You must take my arm, that's all; that is, if you don't mind?" ' "Oh dear, no indeed, I don't tuind,'' ht ' said, laughiug; aud so thev started, arui < atfectiouatelv linked in arm. P CHAPTER. II. HOW THKSISTKKS CA.MK TU MOOIKUN TKN. "Captain Nit'I," said Bessie Cn»i't (loi that ni» her name) wheu they had pain tally one buudred yards or ho, "will yon thin« um> rutle if I ask you a question?" "Not at all." "What baa induced yon to come aud bury yourself in this place?" "Why do you ask?" "Because I don't think that you will like it. 1 dou't think," she added, slowly, "that it Ls a fit place tor an English gentle uiau aud an army officer like you. You will find the Boer way» horrid, and then there will only be my old uncle and ns t wu for you to associate with." John Niel laughed. "English gentle meu'ain't so particular nowadays, I can tell you, Miss frort, especially when they have to tarn a living. Take my case, for instance, for I may as well tell you exactly how I s laud. I have been iu the army fourteen years, and am now thirty-four. Well, 1 have"been able to live there be cause 1 had an old aunt who allowed me one hundred and tweuty pouuds a year. Six months ago she die«!, leaving me the little property she powwed, for uiot>t of income came from an anuoity. After pay iug expenses, duty, et«., it amounts to eleven huudred and fifteen pounds. Now, the interest on that is about fifty pounds a year, ami I can't live in the army on ] that. Juxt after my anut's death 1 came to Durban with my regiment from Mau ritius, ami now they are ordered home. Well, I liked the country, and I knew that I could not afl'ord to lire at home, so [ got a year's leave of absence, and made op nay mind to have a look round to see il I cou id not take to farming. Then a gen tleman in Durban told me of your uncle, and said that he wanted to dispose of a third interest in bis place for a thousand pounds, as he was getting too old to manage it himself; and so I entered into correspon dence with him, und agreed to come up for a tew month« to nee hjW I liked it; and ac cordingly here I am, jashia time to aar« wEf SJaa, warm welcome it any rate. AMI, I hope yon will like it. " - J net as he Ünished h La story they got to tbe top of tb«i rise ov«r which the ostrieh had panned Benie Croft, and saw a Kaffir coming towards them, leading the pony in one hand and Captain Niel's horse in the other. About a hundred yard* behind the horse a lady was walking. "Ah," said Bessie, "they've caaght the horses, and here is Jen come to see what is the matter." By this time the lady in question was quite close, so that John was able to get a tint impression of her. She was small and rather thin, with quantities of curling brown hair; not by any mean» a lovely wo man, as her sister undoubtedly was, but possessing two very remarkable character istics—a complexion of extraordinary and uniform pallor, and a pair of the mont beautiful dark eyes he ever looked on. Al together, though her size was almost in significant, she was a striking-looking per son, with a face one was not likely to for get. Before he had time to observe any more they were np to them. "What on earth is the matter, Bessie?" she said, with a quick glance at her com panion. and speaking in a low, full voice, with just a slight South African accent, that is taking enough io a pretty woman. Whereupon Bessie broke ont with a history of their adventure, appealing to her com panion for confirmation at intervals. Meanwhile her sister Jess stood quite still and silent, and it struck Captain Niel that her face was the most siugularly im prewive one he haA»ever seen. It never chanced, even when her sister told bow the oatrich rolled on her and nearly killed her, or how they finally subdued the foe. "Dear me," he thought to himself, "wh'tt a very remarkable wotnau! She cau't have much heart" But just as he thought it the girl looked up, and then he saw where the expression lay. It was in those re markaide eyes. I inpassi ve as her lace was, the dark eyes were alight with life and a sort of excitement that made them shine gloriously. The contrast between the shining eyes and the impressive face be neath them struck him as so extraordinary a« to he almost uncanny; and asa matter of fact, it was doubtless hotb unusual and re markable. You nave ma a woauenui >»uv I am sorry for the bird," she said at last. "Why?" asked John. "Because we were great friends. I was the only person who could manage him." "Yes." pnt in Bessie, "the savage brute would follow her about like a dot; It was just the oddest thing I ever saw. But come on ; we must he getting home, it's growing dark. Monti" (mediciue)—ad dressing the Kaffir in Zulu—"help Captain Niel ou to his horse. Be careful that the saddle does not twist round; the girths tpav be loose." "Thus adjured, John, with the help of the Zulu, clambered intohis saddle, an ex ample that that the lady quickly followed, and they once more set off through the gathering darkness. Presently he became aware that thev were passing up a drive I »ordered bv tall blue-gnms. and uext min ute the lurking of a large dog and the sud den appearance of lighted windows told him that they had reached the house. At the door—or, rather, opposite to it, for there was a veranda in front—they stopped and got oft'their horses. As they did so, out of the bouse there came a shout of wel come. aud presently in the doorway, show ing out clear against the light, appeared a striking and, in its way, most pleasant figure He—tor it was a man—was verv tall, or, rather, lie hail been very tall Now he was much. bent with age aud rheumatism. His long white hair hung low upon his neck, and fell back from a prominent brow. The top of the head was quite bald, like the tonsure of a priest, ami shone and glistened in the lauipliglit, anil round the oasis the thin white logics fell dowu. The face was shrivelled like the surface of a well-kept apple, and, like an apple, rosy red. The features were aquiline and well-marked, the eyebrows still black aud verv busby, and lieneath them shone a pair of gray eve?», as keen and bright ns hawks'. Rut for all its sharpness, there was nothing unpleasaut or fierce alsint the face. On the coutrarv, it was pervade«! by a remarkable air of good-nature and pleasant shrewdness. For the rest, the man was dressed iu rough tweed clothes, tall riding-ltoots, ami held a broad-brim med Boer hunting-hat in his band. Such was the outer man ot old Silas Croft, one of the most remarkable men in the Trans vaal. as John Niel first saw hiin. "Isthat you, Captain Niel?" roared out tfîe stentorian voice. "The natives said you were coming. A welcome to yon! I am glad to see you—very glad. Why, what Is the matter with you?" lie went on as the Zulu Mouti rau to help him oil' his horse. "Matter, Mr. Croft?" answered Johu: "why, the matter is that your favorite ostrich has nearly killed me and your niece h«re, and that 1 have killed your favorite ostrich." Then followed explanations from Bessie, during which he was helped oft' his horse and into the bonse. "It serves me right," said the old man "To think of it uow, just to think of it! Well, Bessie, my love, thank («od that you escapcd— aye, aud you too, Captain Niel. Here, you iwys, take the Scotch carl aud a couple of oxen and go and latch the brute home. We may as well have the feathers oft' hiui, at any rate, before the aasvogels (vultures) tear him to bits." After be bad washed himself and tended li*4 injuries with arnica and water, John managed to get into the pi iucipal sitting room, where supper was waiting. It was a very pleasant room, furnished iu Euro pean style, and carpeted with mats made «>f springbuck skins. In the corner was a piau«>, and by it a l»ootcase, till til with the works of standard authors, the property, a> Johu rightly guessed, of Bessie's sister Jess. Supper went otl'pleasantly enough, aud after it was over the tw«» girls sang and played while the men smoked. And hert a fresh surprise awaited him, for after Bessie, who had now apparently almost re covered from her mauling, had played a piece or two creditably enough, Jess, wIn so far had been nearly silent, sat down U the piano. She did not do this williugly, indeed, for it was not until her patriarchal uncle had in insisted in his ringing, cheery voue that she should let Captain Niel heai how she could siug that she consented But at last she di«l consent, and then, aftei lettling her fingers stray somewhat aim lessly along the chords, »he suddenly brok» out into sncli song as John Niel had nevei beani before. Her voice, beaatiful as il was, was uot what is known aaa cultivate« voice, and it was a German song, and there fore he did not understand it, but then was no need of wtirds to translate its bur den Passion, despairing yet hopiuj through its despair, echoed in its even line, aud love, uuending love, bovered ovei the glorious notes—nay, descended ot them like a spirit, and made them his l'p! up! rang her wild, sweet voice, thrill iug his nerves till they answered to th< music as an .Kolian harp answers to th< / M Un WAS STILL LXAXtSQ AOAIHST TO piano. winds. On went the song with a divin* sweep, like the sweep of rushing pinions higher; higher, jet higher, it soared, lin ing np the listener's heart ùr above Um world en the trembling wings of £oond— »je, even higher, till the m owe hnog ml heaven's gate, and then it fell, swifti j at »a eagle felK qui verni, and waa dead. John gave a gasp sud, so atrouglj wai th&f ensued «ken when the notes had died •inj. - He looked up. and caught Bessie watching him with an air of cuno3ity and amnsomen t Jess was still leaning against the piano, and gently touching the notes, over which her head was bent low, showing the coils of caiiing hair which were twisted roond it like a coronet. "Well, Captain Niel," said the old man, waving his pipe in her direction, "and what do yon say to my singing bird's music, eh? Isn't it enoogb to draw the heart oat of a man, eh, and tarn his mar row to water, eh?" "1 never heard anything qnite like it," he answered, simply, "and I have heard most gingers. It is beautifal. Certainly, I never t xpeoted to hear snch singing in the Transvaal." She turued quickly, and he observed that, tboagh her eyes were alight with ex citement, her lace was as impassive a« ever. "There is no need for yon to laugh at me, Captain Niel," she said, quickly, and then, with au abrupt "Good-night," left the room. The old man smiled, jerked the stein of his pipe over his shoulder after lier, and winked in a way that, no doubt, meant unutterable things, but which did not con vey much to his astonished guest, who sat still aud said uolhiog. Then Bessie got np and bade iiiin good-night in lier pleas ant voice, and with housewifely care in quired as to whether his room was to his liking, aud how many blanket* be liked upou his bed, telling him that if he found the odor of the iuoondowera that grew near the veranda too strong, he had better shut the right band wiudow and open that on the other side ol the room; aud theu at length, with a piquant little uod of her golden head, she went oft', looking, be thought an he watched her retreating figure, about an healthy, graceful, and generally satisfactory a young woman as a mau could wish tosee. "Take a glass of grog, Captain Niel," said the old man, pushiug the square bot tle towards him, "you'll need it after the mauling that brute gave you. By the way, I haven't thanked you enough for saving my Bessie! But I do thank you, yes, that I do. I must tell you that Bessie is uiy favorite niece. Never was there such a girl—never. Moves like a springbuck, and what an eye and form! Work, too— she'll do as much work as three. There's no nonsense about Bessie, none at all. She's not a tiue lady, for all her fiue looks." •"The two sisters seem very different," said John. " » - '— " *ii,l the old 'V - --e>— mau. "You'll never thiak that the same blood ran iu their veins, would you? There's three years betweeu theui, that's one thing. Bessie's the youngest, you see —she's just twenty, anil Jess is twenty three. Lord, to think that it is twenty three years since that gill was l»orn! And theirs was a queer story too. "Indeed?" said his listener, iuteiroga tively. "Ay," he went on absently, knocking out bis pipe, and refilling it out of a big browu jar of coarse-cut Boer tobacco, "I'll tell it to you if you like; yon are going to live in the house, and you may as well know it. I am sure. Captaiu Niel, that it will go no further. You see I was born iu in England, yes, and well born too. 1 coiue from Cambridgeshire—from the fat fen-land down round Kly. My father was a clergyman. Well, he wasn't rich, and when I was twenty he gave mo his bless ing, thirty sovereigns iu my pocket, and my passage to the Cape; and I shook his hand, Cod bless him, aud oll 1 came, ami here in the old colony and this country 1 have lieeu for tit'ly years, for 1 was seveutv yesterday. Well, I'll tell you more about that another time, it's alunit the gills I'm speaking Uow. Alter I left home —twenty years alter, or hard on it—my dear old fatln-r married again, a youngish woman with some raouey, but lieutalli bim some what in life, aud l»y her he bad one son and theu died. Well, it was but little 1 beard of my half-brother, except that'll« had tinned out very badly, married, aud takeu to drink, till oue night some t welve years ago, when a strange thing happened. I was sitting here in this very room, ay, in this very chair—for this part of tbe lions« was up then, thongh the wings weren't built—auil smoking my pipe, aud listening to the lashing of tbe raiu, tor it was a very foul night, when suddenly an old pointer dog I had, named Ben, gave a bark. "'Lie down, Beu, it's only the Kaffirs," said 1. just men i luou^ut i ucuiu laiu* of rapping at tlie aud Hell barked again, so I got lip and opened it, anil in came two little «iris wrapped np in ol«l shawls or some such near. Well, I shut the door, looking out first to j-ee if there were ;inv more outside, ami then 1 stood and stared at the two little things with my mouth open. There they stood, hand in hand, the water dripping forui hot h <>l them, aud eldest might have been eleven, ami the second alkOUt eight. They didn't say anything, l»ut the eld*st turned aud took the shawl aud hat otf the younger— that was Bessie—and there was her sweet little face aud her golden hair, and dump enough both of theiu were, aud she put her thumb in her uiouth, and stood and looked at me till I began to think that I was dreaming. " 'l'lease, sir,' said the biggest at last, 'is Ulis Mr. Croft's house—Mr. Croft— South Atricau Republic?' " 'Yes, little miss, this is his house, ami this is the South African Republic, aud 1 am he. And now who might you I*, my dears?' I auswered. " 'If you please, sir. we are your nieces, ami we have come to you from England/ "'What!' I halloaed, startled out of my wits, as-well I might be. " 'Oh, sir,' says the poor little thiug, clasping her thin, wet hand«, 'please don'l send us away, Bessie is so wet, and colli ami hungry too. she isn't tit to go auj farther. ' "Aud she set to work to cry, whereon the little one cried too, from fright and cold aud syuipaty. "Well, of course I took them l>oth to tin lire, and set them 011 my knees, and liai loaed for Hel»e, the old Hottentot womai who did my cooking, and lietween us wi undressed them, ami \vrapi«ed them np it some old clothes, aud feil them with souj and wine, so that in hall' au hour thej were <|uite happy aud uot a bit frightened "'Aud now, youugladies,' I said, 'conn aud give me a kiss, both of you, and tel tue how vou came here. ' "And this is the tale they told me-com pleted, of course, from what 1 learned at terwards —aud au odd one it is. It seem? that my half-brother married a Xorfoll lady—a sweet young thing—and treate< her like a dog. He was a drunken rascal was tuy half-brother, aud be beat his pooi wife and shamefully neglected her, aut eveu ill-treated the two little girls, till a last the poor woman, weak as she was fron suffering and ill-health, could bear it m longer, aud formed the wild idea of e&cap ing to this country and throwing hersel apou my protection. It will show hov desperate she must have been. She scrap« together and borrowed some money, enougi to pay for the second class passages to Nata and a few pouuds over, and one day, whet her brute of a husband was away ou tb< the drink and gamble, she slipped on boan a sailing ship iu the I.oudon docks, an( before he knew anything about it tbej were well out to sea. Hut it was her las effort, poor dear soul, aud the en iteiuen of it finished her. Hefore t hey hail l»eei ten days at sea she sank anil died, and th< two poor children were left alone. Am what they must have suffered, or rathe what poor Jess must have suffered, for shi was old enough to feel, (<od knows. Bat can tell you this, she has never got ovei the shock to this hour. It has left its marl on her, sir. Hot, let people say what the; will, there is a Tower that looks after th< helpless, aud that Power took thim poor homeless, wandering children under it wing. The captain of the vessel befriendei them, and when at last they got to Dnrhai some of the pasneugers made a subscription aud got an old Boer, who was coming uf this way with his wife to the Transvaal, U take them under his chaise. The Boei and bis yrouw treated the children fairlj well, bnt tbey did not do one thing mon than the bargained for. At the torn fron the Wakkerstroom road, that yon cum« along to day, they pat the children down, for tbey had no luggage with them, and told them that if they went along then tbey would come to Meinbeer Croft'« bouse. That was in the middle of tb< afternoon, and they were till eight o'clock l À .. . »ras fainter tbeu than it u now, and they wandered into Iba veldt, and would have perished there in the wet and cold had they not chanced to see the lights of the boose. And that was bow my nieces came here, Captain NM. And here they hare been ever since, except for a couple of years when I sent them to the Cape for schooling, and a lonly man I was when they were away." "And how about the father?" asked John Niel deeply interested. "Did you , ever bear any more of bim?" "Hear of bim, the villain!" almost j shunted the old man jumping up in wrath. "Aye, d—n him, I heard of him. What ' do you think? The two chicks had been ! with me Bome eighteen months, long : enough for me to learn to love them with ; all iuy heart, when one fine morning, as I : was seeing about the new kraai wall, I see I a fellow come riding up on an old raw ! boned gray horse. Up be comes to me, ' and as be came I looked at bim, and said ! to mjs-'lf, 'You are a druukard, yon are, ! and a rönne, it's written on yonr face, and ! what's more, I know your face. ' You see j I did not guens that it was a son of my i own father's that I was looking at How I should 1? * 'Is yon, name Croft?' he said. "'Ay,' I auxwered. " '80 is mine,' he went on with a sort of j a drunken leer. 'I'm your brother.' " 'Are you?' I said, beginning to get my ! back up, for 1 guessed what bis game was, 'and what may you be after? I tell you at I once, and to yonr face, that if you are my brother you are a blackguard, and I don't want to know you ot have auvthing to do with you; and if you are not I beg y oui j 1 lardon for coupling you with such a seoun I drei. ' un, tuai H yuui inuc m II. uv «m, with a sneer. 'Well uow, my dear brother Silas, I WALt uiy children. They have got a little hall' brother at home—lor 1 ha\e married again,- Silas—who is anxious t«i have tberu to play with, so if yon will b« so good as to hand them over, I'll takt them away at once. ' "'You'll take them away, will you?" said I, all ol° a tremble with rage and fear. " 'Yes, Silas, I will. They are mine by law, and I am not going to breed children for yon to have the comfort of their soci ety. I've taken advice, Silas, and that'f sound law,' and he leered at me again. "1 stood and looked at the man, and thought ot how he had treated those pooi children aud thdir young mother, and mj blood tailed, and 1 grew mad. Without another word 1 jumped over the half-tin' ished wall, and caught him by the leg (loi I was a strong man ten years ago) aud jerked him oil' i he horse. As he came down he dropped the sjatuhock from his hand, and I caught hold of it and then and then gave him the soundest biding a mau evei had. Ixml, how he did halloa! When ] was tired 1 let him up. "'Now,' 1 said, 'be off with y on, and if yon come back here I'll bid the Ratlin hunt you back to Natal with their sticks This is the South African Kepublic, am we don't care over much about law here. Which we didn't in those days. '"All right, Silas,' he said, 'all right you shall pay for this. I'll have thus« children, and, for your sake, I'll maki their lile a hell—you mark my words Sunt h African Kepublic or no South Afri can Republic. I've got the law on mj side.' "Off he rode, cursing aud swearing, am lluug his sjamboek alter him. Aud it \va the lir.st aud last time that 1 saw 1113 brother." •'What became of hi in?" a^ked Joht Niel. "I'll tell you, just to show you agaii that there is a Power that keeps just suet men in ils eye. lie got back to uewcoatli that night, and went about the cantrei there ahusiug me, and getting drunker am drunker, till at hist the canteen keeper sen lor his boys to turn hun ont. Well, tin hoys were Tough, as Katlirs are apt to hi with a druuken white man, and lie strut; «led ami fought, ®ud in the middle of i the blood Itegan to run from his mouth ami he dropped down dead of a brokei blood-vessel, and there was an end of him That is the story of the two girls, C'aptaii Mel, und now I am oft'to bed. To-morrow I'll show yon rouud the farm, ami wc wil have a talk altout business. (ioo4 night t< rou, Captain Niel. Good night!" CHAPTER III. Mit. KRANK Mt'I.I.KK. John Niel woke caily tbe uext morning, let'li«ix us sore and still' as though lie hat! Itc'4>n well beaten ami tlieu strapped up tight iu horse-girths. He maile shilt, how ever. to dress himself, and then, with the aid of a 'tick, limped through the French windows that opened ou to the veranda and surveyed the scene before him. It wax a delight ful spot. At the back of the house wum tile steep bowlder-strewn face of the tlat topped hill that curved rouud on each side, embosoming a great slope of green, in the lap of which the house was placed. The house itself was solidly built wf brown stone, ami, with the exception of the wagon shed and other outhouses, which were loofed with galvanized iron that shone ami glistened iu the rays of the morning miii iu a way that would have made au eagle blink, was covered with rich brown thatch. All along its front ran a wide veranda, up the trellis woik of which green vines ami blooming creepers trailed pleasantly, anil beyond was the broad carriage drive of red soil, bordered with bushy orange-trcef laden with odorous flow ers and green gold' en fruit. On the further side of the orange trees were the gardens, fenced in with low walls of rough stone, aud the orchard full of standard fruit trees, and beyond thest again the oxen aud ostrich kraals, the lat ter full of long necked birds. To the righl of the house grew thriving plantations ol blue gum and black wattle, and to the left was a hro.ul stretch of cultivate«] lands, lyiug so that they could be irrigated foi winter crojw by meaus of water led from the great spring that gushed from tin mountain side high aliove the bouse and gave its name of Mooifontein to the place, Alt these and mauy more things Joht Niel saw as he looked out from the veranih at Mooilouteiu, but, for the moment at an) [ rate, they were lost in the wild and won I derful l>eauty of the panorama that rolle« » away for miies and miles at his feet, till it was ended by the mighty range of the Dra kensl»erg to the left, tipped here and then > with snow, and by the dim and vast hori zon ol'tbe swelling Transvaal plains to thi righl and far in front of him. It was i beautiful sight, and one to make the bloor run in a man's veins and his heart bea happily hecausc be was alive to see it Mile upon mile of grass-clothed veldt be I neath, bending and rippling like a com field in the «juick breath of the morning [ space npon spru e of deep blue ky overheat witd ne'er a cloud to dim it, and the swif rush ot the wind between. Then to thi : left there, impressive to look on and con ) dncive to solemn thoughts, the mountain . rear their crests against the sky, and p crowned with the gatbereil snows ot thi . centuries whose monuments they are, fron I ;eon to icon gajse majestically out over tb< ! wide plains aud the ephemeral, antliki I races that tread then), and while they en ( dure thiuk themselves the masters01 theii ,• little world And all over—mountain I plain, and (lashing stream—the glotiotu j light of the African sun and the Spirit o Life moving now as it ornv moved upoi the «larkling waters. JU1IU rtlàll .11 ill*' UUHMUni beauty of the acme, in his mind compar ing it to many cultivated view* that he had known, ami mniiojr to the conclusion tllat, however desirable the presence of civilized man might Ite in the world, it ronld not be said his operations really added to its beanty. For the old line, "Nature un adorned adorned the most," »till remains true in more senses than one. Presently his reflections were interrupted by the step of Silas Croft, which, notwithstanding bis age and lient frame, still rang firm euough —and he turned to Kreet him. "Well, Captain Niel/' said the old man, "up already! It looks well if you mean to take to farming. Yes, it's a pretty view, and a pretty plate too. Well, I made it. Twenty-five years ago I rode np here and saw this spot. Ixjok, you see that rock there behind the house, I slept under it and woke at sunrise and looked oat at this beautiful view and at the great veldt (it was all alive with game then), and I said to myself, 'Silas, for fire-and-twenty years have you wandered about this great coun try, aad now you are getting tired of it; you've sever seen a fairer spot than this or a kealthier; now be a wise ma tad stop gin, and I set to work to make this place, ami you see I bare made it. Ay, it bas grown ander my hand, every stone and tree of it, and yon know what that meats in a new country. Bat on« way and an other I hare doue it, and now I bave got too old to manage it, and that's how T came to give oat that I wanted a paitner, as old Snow told yon down in Darban Yon see. I told Snow it mnst be a gentle BESS. man, I don't care much about the money. I'll take a thousand for a third «hare if I can get a gentleman--none of your lloera or mean whites for me. 1 tell you I have had euough of Boen* and their ways; the best day of my life trad when old Shep stone ran up the Union Jack there in Pre toria and I could call myself an English man again. I»rd! and to think that there are ueu who are subject» of the queen and want to be subject, of a republic again! Mad! Captain Niel. 1 tell you, quite mad! However, there's an end of it all now. You know what S r Garnet Wolseley told them iu the uarne of the queen up at the Vaal Eiver, that this country would re main English till the sun stood stilt in the heavens and the waters of the Vaal ran backwards That's good enough for me, for, as I tell the.se grumbling fellows who the laud hack now that we have paid theii debts and defeated their enemies, no En glish government goes back on i's word, 01 breaks engagements solemnly entered inUi by its representatives. We leave that sort ol thing to foreigners. No, 110, Captain Kiel, I would not ask you to take a share in this place if 1 wasn't sure that it would remain under the British tiag. Hut we mil talk of this another time, aud^iow come in to breakfast. Atter breakfast, John was fur too lam« to go alxuit tbe tarai, the fair Bessie sug gested that he should come and help hei wash a hatch of ostrich feather*, ami, ac cordingly, ofl' he went. The Iwa* operandi was in a space of grass in the rear of a lit tie clump of "naatche" orange tre«s ol which the fruit is like that of tbe Maltest orange, only larger. Here were plaued an ordinary washing tub half tilled with warn water and a tin hath lull of cold. The os trich feathers, many of which were com pletely coated with red dirt, were pluiiget; tint int« the tub of warm water, when John Niel scrubbed them with soap, am then transferred to the tin bath, wlier lies sie rinsed them and then laid them on i sheet in the sun to dry. The morning wa ( very pleasant, and John soon came to thi conclusion that theie are mauy moredisa grecable occupations ill the world thin tin washing of ostrich feathers with a lovelj girl to help yon; lor there wits no douh but that she was lovely, a very type o ! happy, healthy womanhood, as she sa there opposite to him on the little stool her sleeves rolled up almost to the shou) I dcM, showing a pair of arms that wouli not have disgraced a statue of Venus, aui laughed and chatted away as she wasbts I the feathers. Now, John Niel was not i susceptible man: he bad gone through thi Jive yearslM-fore uud|hnrned his lingers lik< many another contiding youngster; bnt all the same, he did wonder as he sat tberi aud watched thin fair gill, who somehov | reminded him of a rich rosebud hurstiu) into bloom, how loug it would bo poksihh to live in the same house with her withoui fulling under the spell of her charm am beauty. And then be began to think o Jess, and what a strange contrast the twt were. "Where in jour sister?" he asked pres ently. "Jess? Oh, I think that she has gone tn the Lion Kloof, reading or sketchiug, I don't know which. You see in this estab lishment I represent lalsir and Jess repre sents intellect," and she nodded her head prettily at him, and added, "There is n mistake somewhere, she got all the brains. " "Ah," said John, quietly, and looking up at her, "I dou't think that you are en titled to complain of the way that uature has treated you." She blushed a little, more at the tone ot his voice than the words, and went on hastily, "Jess is" the dearest, liest, and cleverest woman in the whole world—there, I believe that she has only oue fault, and that is thai she thinks too much about me. Uncle told me that he hail told you how wecame here first when I was eight years old Well, i remember that when we lost oui way on the veldt that night, and it rained so and was so cold, Jess took oß* her own shawl and wrapped it round me over my own. Well, it has beeu just like, that with her always. I am al ways to have the shawl —every thing is to give way to me. Hut there, that is Jess all over; she is very cold, cold as stone, I sometimes think, but when she does care for anylxsly it is enough to frighteu one. I don't know a great num ber of women, but somehow I don't think that there can lie many in the world lik< Jess. She is too good for this wild place she ought to go away to Kugland and write hooks aud become a famous woman, only—" she added, reflectively, "I air afraid that Jess's liooks wonld all be sad ones." Just then Bessie stopped and suddenly changed color, the bunch of lank, wei feathers she held in her hand dropping from it with a little splash back into th< bath. Following her glance. John looker dowu the avenue of blue gum trees anc perceived a big man with a broad hat anc mounted on a splendid black horse, can tering leisurely toward the house. "Who is that, Miss Croft?" he asked. "It is a man I dont like," she said, witl a little stamp of he foot. "His nam* L Frank Muller, and he is half a Roer an« half au Englishman. He is very rich anc very clever, and owns all the land ronnc this place, so uncle has to be civil to him though he does not like him either. I won der what he wants now." > "ah, misa htsai*.v re called OCT o * EJTUUSH. l On came lb« lionr, aud John tbougbi that its rider wu goto« to paw withoul swine th# m, when suddenly the move ' ment of Be**ie'n dirm betweea tbe "nxtt che" trees eaoght his eye, and be pulte«! ] up and looked round. He wan a large aof i exceedingly ha inborn e man apparentlj c about 40 year* old, with ckar eat feature* t cold, light Une eyea and a remarkabU , golden beard that hang right down ort» I his cheat. Fora Boer he waa rather am&rtij I dressed, in English made tweed clothesaod ■ tall riding boots. "Ah, Mi« Jfeaic," he called oat is Eo . fHah, "there yoa are with y oar prettj I arms all bote I'm is lock to come u , time to see thin. Shall I ewnaaad beif Just then he and checked hin "I bare come .to look branded with * heart and a tW the heart Do yon know if yoor uncloj tea aaco it on the place anjwhen*?" "No, Meinheer Mailar,,T replied Bono, ' coldly, "bat he ia down there," pointing | at a kraal on the plain some half mile away, "if von want to go and ask about it." "ifr. Maller," said he, by way oI cor rection, and with a contraction of tbo brow. " Meinheer' is all very well for the Boers, bat we are all Englishmen now. Well, the ox can wait With yoor per mission, I'll stop her« till Dom' Croft (Uncle Croft) comes hack," and, without further ado, be jumped off his horse and, slipping the reins over its bead as an indi cation to it to stand still, advanced towards Bestie with outstretched band. As be did so the yonng lady plunged both her arms up to tbe elbows in the bath, and it struck John, who was oliserving the whole scene, that she did this in order to avoid the ne-1 cessity of shaking hands with her stalwart | visitor. '"Sorry my hands are wet," she said, giving him a cold little nod. I*t me in troduce you, Mr. (witu emphasis) Frank Muller—Captain Niel—who has come to helpy uncle with tbe place.'' John stretched out his hand and Maller I shook it. "Captain," he said, interrogatively; "a | ship captain, 1 suppose?" "No," said Johu, "a captain of th« En-1 glish army." "Oh, a rooibaatje (red jacket). Well, 11 don't wonder at you taking to farming | after the Znln war.'" "1 don't quite understand you," said j Jond, rather coldly. "Oh, no offence, captain, no offence. Il only meant that your rooibaatje did not come very well out of tbe war. 1 was there with Piet Uys, and it was a sight, 1 can tell yon. A Zulu had only to show himself at night and one would see your! regiments skreck (stampede) like a span of | oxen when they wiod a lion. And thea [ they'd tire—ah. tbey did fire—anyhow, auywhere, but mostly at tbe clouds, there I was uo stopping them ; and so you see, i thought that you wonld like to turn your sword into a ploughshare, as the Bible says | —hot no offence, I'm sure—no offence." All this while John Niel, being English j to his liackbone, and cherishing tbe reputa tion of his profession almost as dearly as ] his honor, was boiling with inward wrath, ■ which was all the fiercer becaune hç knew that there was some truth in the Boer's in snlts. He bad the sense, however, to keep | his temper—outwardly, at any rate. "1 was not in the Zulu war, Mr. Mut Icj," he said, and just then old »Silas Croft came riding up, and the conversation | dropped. Mr. Erauk M tiller stopped to dinner aud tar iuto the rfternoon. His lost ox seeuied to have entirely slipped his memory. There he sat close to the fair Bessie, sniokiug and driukiug gin-and-water, and talking with great volubility iu Euglish spriukhd with Boer-Dutch terms that John Niel dih not understand, aud gazing at the youug lady in a manner which John somehow found unpleasant. Of course it was no affair ol his, and he had no iuterest iu the matter, hut for all that he found the remarkable looking Dutchman exceedingly disagree able. At last he could stand it no longer, and hobbled out lor a little walk »ithl j'ess, who, iu her abrupt way, offered to show him the gatden. "You don't like that man?" she said to I hint, as they slowly went down the slope in trout of the nouse. "No; ilo you?" "I think," replied JefS, slowly aud with much emphasis, "that he is the most odi ous man that 1 ever saw and the u.ost cu rious;" and then she relapsed iuto sileuce, only broken now and again by an occa sionttl remark about the flowers and tree* Half an hour aftei wards, when tbey Ar rived agaiu at the top of the slope, Mr. Muller was just riding off dowu tne ave nue of blue-gums. By the veranda stood a Hottentot named Jantje, who had been holding the Dutchman's horse. He was a curious, wizened-up lit tie fellow, dreaoed iu rags,»and with hair like tbe worn ta«* of a black woolleu carpet. His age might have been any tin ug between twenty-five and sixty; it was impossible to form any opinion on the |>oint Just now, however, his yellow monkey face wascouvulsed with au expression of intense malignity, aud he was standing there iu the sunshine cursing rapidly and beneath Iiis breath in Dutch, and shaking his (1st after the retreating Boer—a very epitome of impotent, over mastering passion. "What is he doing?" ankcd John. Jess laughed. "Jantje does uot like Frank Muller auy more ihan 1 do, but 1 don't kuow why. He will never tell me." [TO BK CONTINUED. J . I.ovf wml Live. TV/im Sifting*. The difference betwe* n the lover and^the epicure is, one lives to love aud tbe other loves to live. AN ACTRKSÇTO II KU IMIOTOOlt A l'If. AVmi l'art I Upprr. Nearly twenty year« u*o, Ve*. for here* the date, Holdly printed on the Imck— "Kignteeti sixty «*1*61." Osric, wan it? Sur* i miuali Oh, how long ami lean' Now, if I am r«.«t at all, • I must piny the Queen1 I remember very well When I »at for you, What a hapitv girl I *»♦ Proud and happy, too, For I'd mailt* my little "hit," Though w ith varce a line Vet the paper* noticed me, A oil the world was mine! How the »pc<-<• he* through my braiu Wildly seemed to ring Ob! how faint aiMi 111 I fell. Waiting at the wing And the "»tar' encouraged me Where thPy all NM see— Nothing very' uiueh for him. Very much to me Mother sewed in* pretty drew. Silver blue an«) white ('barley u»ed to take me home Every happy night Charley" What a fool I am' Shall my tear-drops tiow Kur a love that lived and died Twenty year» ago" He wa* jealous, 1 was young, Pretty, spoiled and vain; Though I ncld him very dear, Vet I ranted him pain "Harmlew flirting, that wai all. Rut it made him stern So orte day he went away, Never to return! Sometime, when upon the stag«, Through the footlights' glare, I imagine him in front. Handsome, tall and fair— Him who tied and never knew How my heart was rent, While the girl before me now Perished when he went! AS APTKItTIIOUOBT. Cbp ami UttU. Tw as in the garden rhatting A won* the mignonette She with her «nowjr Utting, I with my cigarette. I »till ran see her Angers Hit»ofily In and oat; With rapture memory lingers To view her Sipa a-poot A happy ranbeaaa gianriug l'pou a wayward «url Set every puke to dancing. And turned my brain a whirl. And when the looked np »hyly. I could oot help von are But «loop and kia» her alyiy. Behind the apple tree. Htrange that «ome Mole forever Hboald mar th« rar« ai Mb»! Though coctapiooi I had never Vet won ao aweet a khn, Ala«' the art of plunder So gracefully «b« bare, I mold not rhoowe but wonder. Had abe been kiared before* . HOSE-LEAVES. IsnnArr Riritnntmm te Jfrm York Muä. Koaeleavt-s from your boms are tailing, Kine-ieavM In a «bower of red. And yoor ere* brim with tewrdropa of pity For the roar leave» all abriveiiad and dead. Yet It was in the Are of your In»» That best to U»e Anger at duon; In the hot. merfcing flame ai y oar They burned oat their fading petfatee Oh. my lave, m the iw leave« I tr When I Isold you eloae to my heart. tic- damn of our louait Ii Stell tan O* aty drwreet, apart And if. like the ruae-leavea, 1 (ail, Out down by dcnlfe'arcnel dorn. w ill yoekaow'twee tcypeelee for ran, tom Will Jim eye« brtaa wtth teardiopa aar mä Sä itS 'ï •••*'" i fwfflfilfff.■■ t£ teJù' •/ - . & -Mi New Hayek, Cukit, Sept. 1«, / We take pleasure io priogj** •JJJJg Jj »od a uice, »trong ooe, as it (Hop Bit ) , deserve* it We use It, awl ** *"°w ; * deserves it.—Tkt RcfiMtr. GbkknWien, Fchi II, 180t. .ij Hi P Bittkks Co. : k Sin -I WM given ap by Uta doctor* to ; * die of ncroinla cousuuiptiou. Two bottle« ofeyour Bitters cured tu«. They are bar ing s large nie hen*. LKKOV BBKWEB. Okiknwich, N. V., Feb. 13, 1885. Hop Bitten are the moat valuable medi cine 1 ever knew. 1 should not luve any mother now but lor tbera. IIKNRY KNAPP. Lux I Jack, Ma, Sept. 14, 16& 1 bate been using Hop Bitten, and kaw received ((Teat bene tit from tbem for liver complaiut .tnd malarial fever. Tboy are supeiior to all otb r medicinea. P. M BAHN ES. Kalamazoo, kl ten., Fe)». 2, l.*W6. Hop BincRs Mro. Co.* 1 know Hop Bitten will Itear reoommea- 4 (intiou bottent ly. All a bo ute them 00B* 1er upou tbrm the highest encomiums and giv« thein cretlit for making euren—all tb* proprietor* claim tor tbem. I have kept them nioce they were tiret offered to the public. They took the high rank from the tiret, and maintained it, and are more called tor thau all others combined. So longa* they keep up their high reputation for purity und usei'ulnnw I »hall continue to n-cotnntenri them—something I bare uevrr doue before with aoy luttent med ici na J, J. BABCOCK, l'hysician and Druggist. KaHuKA. Mo., Feh. 9, lwrtö. I pun-hamd libottle* of your Hop Bittern of Bishop & Co. last tall, tor my daughter, and am well pleased with lb* Bitten«. They did ber wore good i tutu »II the iiK-diriue she hut taken lor m\ year». Wlf. T. M. LIBE. The aliove in from a very reliable farmer, whose daughter km iu poor health for neveu or eight years, an.l could obtain BO relief until »he used Hop Bitters. .She m Dow iu its £o»d hfttlth it»nuy pentou iu thki country. We have Urge ttala*, and they are nuking reiu&rknldf cure*. W. 11. BISHOP A 00. 10 WEAK KREN Ru A-ring from the effort» of youthful «WH j»Hj decay, waatlug wraknaea, I«t manhood. at«.. I «I® •end • valuable treatie* feaaled, containing full particular* for home rure. aptandld mnlical work ; ahouhl im> read by wwy man who U unnroua aixl ijablUtatad. AiMlW^ Prof. v. i. roHi.i H, MiMtdw, UMh CUREmDEAF -K« KK I-Ali sr IMIIUIVKI* LX«UtfoNfcl> »All l'HU M It,. 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