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THE PARTING HOUR.
It bs come, the hour of vaUIn- Only moment more ghail I f'l the tremblinic kisss Of tho Up that I adore. One strata with touitor paaiioa Thou wilt press me to thy breast, Then leave me to my sorrow, Kti'Aute thou deem'st It best! Oh I In till hour I cmild wish Thy noble strength would fail thee; For then, perchance, my wanton heart, I,es truly might lwail thee. And even though I knew that then Thy fuith and trust were broken -The i.liiittered relics still would le, To iih', a priceless token! -I.illiun Kpencr la iittslnirf DispaU-lt A (JASCOX KOMAXCK. All tho inlml.itiiiits of Salitia-i, in liiii conj", well knew what hateful rivalry tliero wis U-twei-n III" two miller f tlio cum nitiue ('it.i;.'in't, t ln owner of tlio ''j'txr Mill, iiikI l:ilarllie, the proprietor of tho Lower Mill. CiiMaKiietof thel'p-r Mill waii rich; I.al'.n tlie of the Lower Mill was poor. The I'pl'er Mill 1"1 '' relti.t mai l of (he mill in the cuiilo!i; 1 til L the Lower Mill pos sessed the lmini.simie.it ilniikcy in the (list riet. The iiiuM of the mill wua the daughter of Custngnct, nml was called Yanette; tho don key was lioru on Inluirtlio's estate, anil whs named Hwoulin. Now, itrnuit U regretfully admitted, the hainLsomn Hercules ooiiicted with the pretty YunettoiiilvmitnKciiiisly, mid, thanks to him, the KMr Lower Mill was making ready to ruin the rich l'ps r Mill. Let uh hasten to say that Hercules was not an ordinary donkey. Hercules was as Ug as a liorse, hence his prestige; strong ns two mules, hence his name; and as learned as several college graduates, hence his triumph. Ills master, tho lieaining Ijihartho, hud two sons. Tho elder, elegantly named August, was a handsome fellow of UTi, provided with a thick mustache, and accomplished in tho art of stealing the ducks of the customers at the mill, a hecialty of the (inscon millers. All Hnligtmcij admired him.' Tho other son, snoeringly named Cudetoii, wus a feehle youth of alllictod with a beardless fuce, and never al ile to cheat a friend out of tho smallest little chick. And the young girls madofunof him. It was this fellow, disin herited by nature, who was the teacher of Hercules. And what a donkey hn nmdo of him. To liegiu with, Hercules was well endowed. While very youn ho carried two sacks of flour, and his master ulop, with the case of a liorse taking a young girl to ride. Tuught by t'adeton, Hercules learned to go down on his knees when ho was scoldinl, toduneo when tho peasant girls pat ted his rinse, to ring bis bell when he passed lieforo the church dixir, to salute tho schoolmaster, whom he honored, w ith a respectful shake, of the head, wugging his ears tho while; to count up to nine with bis hoof, for which ho was rewarded with an extra dish of bran; to ah, well, let us eon fini) ourselves to saying that ho mado tho en tire foiiimuiio wonder over his learning glory comes ijuiekly in (Jascony so that in tho little evening gatherings they tulked of nothing but the exploits of Hercules, tho illustrious donkey of theljower Mill. Tho Upier Mill got into a terrible rugooverit; every day it lost customers. All the country round almut, dazzled by the wonderful deeds of Hercules, sent its grain to Ijuhnrthe. Hercules charmed all the farmers, and had "the sympathy of ull tho housekeecrs. Tho four don-keys of tho Upiwr Mill could not compete with him. And Yanutte, tho maid of tho mill, who was prudent as well as pretty, was not so honored as the famous in habitant of the rivul mill. Castagnet, not entirely discouraged, con sulted fortune tellers in high repute and paid them roundly to throw a spell over the cursed donkey. Hut Hercules wus Hrhaps as much of a witch as they; at any rate, nothing worked against him. And the wheel of the Upper Mill turned only when there was grain to lie ground for the family. Castagnet would have bought the wonderful donkey from his enemy ; he would certainly have given 1U0 crowns for him, and you can get ten donkeys for that money at tho fair in reyhourado. Hut Hercules would not have consented to the sale, and it was necessary to reckon with the Want. His reputation had passed the bounds of the commune, and sti !orb otTers had come to Ijilinrthe, who had accept-! them. Hut Herculiw always came lack homo on tho morrow of tho sale, and Labitrtho bad to refund the money to the buyer. From l'ouillon, distant three leagues; , from Habits, over ilftrn miles away; even ' from Hidiiche, which wus at the farther end of the next department, Hercules hud thus returned. And each time, with very hum ble movements of his ears, he hud gone down on his kirn's before his teacher, t'ndiv tori. Hut Cadeton never had to becuroful not to scold him; IndiH'd riot! Ho loved his pupil too much Ho was so proud of him! Thanks to t he donkey, they hud a little con sideration for the miller in KaUguaeq. And besides, there woroeertuin bonds unit ing Hercules and Cadeton unknown to tho world. In former divys, when each was too young to carry sacks of Hour, they both amused themselves on tho nil bent lis of the country. Cadeton rodo on Hercules' back, and, disregarding tho fact that bo had no mustache, he played soldier, was n general, and charged on his boyish enemies. And iu the games Yanotto took part, the pretty Yanetto of the Upper Mill, who did not yet know that she ought to hate Cadeton of tho Lower Mill. Cadeton was then 11 and Yanetto 13. fcihe was already vory pretty, with her wll rounded ferehead, her big eyes, her dainty chin, and all her face, so timid and so lively, whoro shono coastanUy an Ingenuous smile. Then Oeu. Cadeton dared to cull her "Mrs. General." And Yanetto liked well to hear herself called so. Hut since then Cadeton bad becouo serious. Despite bis energetio razor his mustache persisted in remaining be neath the skin. He had no right to look at young girls. Ho no longer looked at Yan etto. and he gave her a very low salute when be met her; and, if he blushed beforo hor, ho coughed at once to make beliovo that bo hail wallowed something the wrong way Cadeton, iu fact, looked only at Hercules, The good donkey soon Oiled all his life. The beast grew more and more intelligent He imitated tho voices of other animals. One day Hercules and Cadeton went to Bayoime, where there was a grand musical competition. The streets were filled with the blare ef brass instruments. When ho re turned to Sulignacq the donkey began to bray, and in his song Cadeton recognized a fragment of the Marseillaise. Thereupon there was a fine scandal in the commune. Tho town council was republican. The assistant mayor, however, protested. But if there was public, indignation, there was more writhing in the household; and Hercules, after this adventure, drew away the lost customers of the Upper Mill "Good!" foamed Castagnet, "I know now what remains for me to do," And he took bis gun off the hooks. "Papa, where ax you going r aslcod Va lletta. ' "To kill Hercules." i "Oh, papa, you trill not do that! That would be wrong I They would put you In J4V But Castainwt. with his gun loaded, set out toward the Lower Mill. "Papal" implored Yanette, "don't do that! We can corao to some understanding perhaps." "Howl" If if this donkey came to llTe witn us" "You know vory well that he would not stay hero." Oh but-but-if," stammered Yanette, lowering her eyes, and growing as red as a riiiening cherry, "oh! but if, pajst, he would remain, if (it was her turn to cough now) if -one of his musters should come to live here, alsof" The miller laid down his gun. Great heavens! tin thought, what an idea! To marry Hercules! biburtho was at owe sounded. Hut he stood on his dinit.v. (live up bis donkey J Never! Not even if his son should marry a princess. He rellccted, however. Yanetto was worth having Castagnet would give her a dower of '-'.i.'no Ii'uih-s. Lai a it he bad only to cjvc Hercules to the young husband. "Hum!" lhou;;ht. tin miller of the Lower Mill. Mini hoMinl.d asthoughhe Inula bright idea of his ortii lo work out. Then ho sent for his son ,u:oite, mid said to him, "Would you like to many YninHc, und go and live lit the Upper Miil'" "Yes, indeed," replied the handsome An guste, curling his mustache on bis linger. So the question of murriugo was quickly settled. Hut Yanette turned slightly palo when they passed her tho nuirriage contract to sign. "Hut, pnpa,"sho cried, gently, as soon as she saw Augnsto at the side of the notary. "Whut is the matterf VVhnt is the matter?" they all asked of each other. Hut she made no answer. The notary stared ut her over his glasses, and she was frightened, scared and said not another word. She hud diivived herself, iMThapa. Growing ler and paler, she heard tho conditions of the marriage: dower francs on one side, Hercules on the other; and in fact tho mag nificent donkey was there, making to tho notary the Uw usually reserved for tho schoolmaster, and was handed over on tho spot to Castagnet. I have him," stammered tho miller in hi Isiird. And he held on to tho lialter witn Ix t li hands. They signed tho contract. August' madtt a lino Iknirish. Hut Yanette, w hose distracted heart was Uniting fast, almost fainU'd when they gave her the pen. "Yes," thought she, now very il; ,-I must have deceived myself." Hut suddenly her face lightened She ven tured to say to Ijibarthe, "You know tho donkey must, remain with usf If not"' "Nothing else shall U! That is under stood," insisted Castagnet with energy. "That is understood," replied tho puzzling Lubarthe. "So soon J Well, there is a practical bndo for you," thought tho neighbors. And Yanette signed. On tho morrow Hercules went buck to tho Iwer M ill. Castagnet went after him. H had his lalmr for his pains, for on the next day Hercules got away all the same. "Oh, he will lieeoiuo used to tho place," said Lubarthe to Castagnet. "After tho wed ding, when August wiM live with you, ho will not go awuy again." Waiting for tho wedding, tho donkey ran away every day. To tell tho wholo story at once, ho hud his reasons. As soon as he was iu tho stable nt tho UpM-r Mill Hercules bwrrd a distant whistle- which caused him to prick up his ears. It was Cadeton, who was very sad since tho contract was signed, and who mado to hint this dospairing appeal. Now, when this well understood whistle sounded them were no liarrlers or bonds for Hercules. He broke, through everything, and went to rejoin his friend, Singing the "Mar seillaise." "Well!" growled Castagnet to lubarthe. "If the donkey escapes again only onco more good-by to the wedding." Their Ijibarthe took his sou Cadeton and gave him a strong sermon. "I have a mind to pinch you, you scamp, for calling Herculost" If you do it again I will pull you by the ears around the common after vespers! Ho, you urrUerstand, one whis tle more and look out for yourself!" Then, In a softor voice to console him a little, "After the wedding you can do as you please. You understand me! Hush, then." Cadeton fell sick. He called Horculesuo more. Why should he have called him at alW "Yanetto does not think of me," he said to himself. And the days passed by, and Hercules did not return. They gave him all his bran at. the Upper Mill. 1 And Cadeton thought that he should surely dio. He loved Yonotte with all Ills mlsoruDie soul. Ah! ho acknowledged it to nobody; ho knew how to keep matters to himself. Ho saw her in his memory, tho Ynuette of old days, tho pretty Yanetto, with her well rounded forehead and lie oig eyes, nun whoso innocent smilo had sent so much sun shine about him! Ahl in thoso days sho was nnitn willinir to bo Mrs. General! ill thoso davs it was not August wnoin sue rovoa i . . . . Cadeton at mass prayed to hu uaurem-, me putron of Snligiiuc, for Hercules to escajH) from tho Upper Mill. Hut Bt. Laurent was as Inexorable as Yanette. And tho victor ious August) rubbed up his mustaebo with frenzy. The duys tolled ty and nercuies never came back. And on the ovoortlio marriage Cadeton went out, though still suf fering, and he walked along tlio winding stream wh oh suniilled tho two nuns, no uiu not wceii. They do not weep for love in Hal ignaci. Hut whou night enmo no seated himself on a decaying oak, which served as a boundary murk I et ween the lands of tho two mills, and he remuined there for a long time, with his eyes fastened on tho path which toil to Heron os' stall 0. lcn O'CIOCK. 11, midnight. Oh! tho ungrateful donkey would never come. And Cadeton thought, as he tore out his hair, that on tho next day (It was too much. He stood up. Ho did not try to drown himself, because this way of ettlitiK a problem is not liked in Salignacq. lie simply cried, after being assured that no body could see him. And while he wept ho suddenly heard a strnngo noise, tho noiso of steps, tho steps of) Oh! ho thought he must bo losing his wits. It was really Her cules that was trotting, that was coming to ward him and Cadeton gavo a spring. But soon felt a vague burning in his heart. Her cules was not coining alone. Homebody was beatinc him. too, gently to mako him go. And the tieinon w ho was lieating him in this manner "Oh! Yanette!" said Cadeton, opening his desnairincc arms. And Nanette, uttering licht cry. let herself fall into his arms, al though that was hardly done any moroat Ballgnacu. And twenty years of happiness seemed to ruu awav in that miuuto of de lirium. "Yon lovome. then? You love methenf stammered tho dazed Cadeton. "Naughty fellow 1" said she, reproachfully. "Why did you not whistler "I did not daro tol Could I iwssibly sus Doct oh I my good Yanette." Then, with fine gesture, expressive of bis rehabilitation, "Did you know that I will have one in tlx monthsr 'One whatr "Mustache!" Tho next day, at the hour when Yanetto Ihould go to the mayors ouice wiu Augusie, arrest event happen4at the Upper MUL Tba bride dared to assert that there had been blunder in the delivery of the man for a husband. It was not Auguste, but Cadeton, whom she had chosen. "That fellow!" exclaimed Castagnet, "a youngster like thatl a beardless boy! a After all," he concluded, "for my own part, provided I have a doukoy" But It was now the turnrfnf Labartbe, who entered in a line rage. "Cadeton I Tho donkey will remain at homo with him. Ixt him gof Never!" "It was a trap, then!" shouted Castagnet, Isrurrding up. "Miserable fellow." "Hut" Lohurtho understood his son's thoughtless ness. He tried to deny it. Nome neighbors had run in. There was but one way to prove bis good faith; give bis younger sou and his donkey to his rivul. Ho gave them up. And in u month later, afU.-r a new contract had Ix-cn signed and tho bans hud Iss'ii pu!- lished, the belfry of Salignaci announcer n .i t 4. ..f ilj liliirri.'iue in rue oeaiiiiiin uuwii wii" lis. Cadeton, who suw growing the lirst lairsonhis lip, put on a large new vest ro i, and find Yain tti' ut tho I pl-r Mill. Ho . . . i i i r... 1. wasliai'pv; no rreiinuen wv n-u-imi r- iteiuent, und never ill the heavens was there so much light as on this day. w nen no was all ready he went to tuko Hercules Irom the stable, and he put ou iinil a tine, nuun- me. stout bridle, a handsome fly net and a icnvv blanket or gray wooi. inu-uia nu be were to present themselves together at tho 'pjM'i- Mill on the morning or tno weaning duy. And the donkey was ns huppy as ms muster. He dunceu, no Ktieit, no samw.-u urthe, whom he was going to leave ror- ver, i iiud bo counted up to nino witn ins loof. Now. just at the moment wnen no was setting out for tho Upper Mill, the young spouse felt tho paternal hand lying heavy on is back. "Listen," said Luburthe, in an agitated oice. He drew the son toward tlio stable. "My son, I am an honest man, as you now. l mane great, sucrinces mi juu. ake Hercules awuy. Since ho is the price f vour hntipiness, I consent to the separa ' .. . .: . . - i.f ...:n on. lint.' una lie waxcu iiroiuuc, o never iKrmit my competitor to mako uso of i in. in two yeurs I would not have a sack flour to grind Go ut once und give your onkey this hulf jiouiid of powdered couuit, which I have mixed with Ave quarts ot jran." Cadeton grew pale. "I-'ear nothing," Labartho went on. "I havo foreseen everything. The first symp- uiis of the poisoning will not apjiear for wo hours. In two hours lanetto will be our w if'e, and what's done can't I undone, 'oine, lie quick!" "Hut, papa" "No foolishness now. If you don't mind me, everything shall l stopped." Cadeton felt a cold sweat start on his tem ples. Whut! the good donkey, thut ho nad nlilcn so much w hen no was general! mo good donkey that hud carried Yanetto! tho nforgettmg friend that Had urougus meir ove to light! "Oh, uo, no!" said he, keep- away from tho trough that was filled w ith the bran. Hut he thought of i auette s huge eyes, of her bright smile, of all tho radiant promise of this day, for which ho hud so long waited. "Oh! my God!" said bo, burying his lueo in his hands. Ami ho heard Hercules munch ing the contents of tho trough. Five minutes later Cadeton trembled a ittlo as ho presented himself at the Upper Mill. Castagnet felt of the donkey, ex amined hiiu all over, found that he was sound, and put Yanotto's hand Into that of Cadeton. Yanetto was resplendent, one was all in white. She mado light about her as she walked through tho fields. Cadeton trembled. Coming out from the mayors oflloe, "What is tho matter with your asked sho of him, "you aro pale." Cadeton told her tho wholo story. And in the churcn, when tho Salignacn organ played its prettiest tune over tho shining faces of the newly wed, and when the old curate declared, in solemn Latin words, that the blessing of heaven would descend on Yanette and Cadeton, they, very humbly, with great fervor in their souls and with sweet tears In their eyes, raved with all their might that tho good God would accord them long life, that He would cause great harvests of corn to grow in the field for them to grind, that He would send water to turn their mill, and also that He would keep life in the poor, innocent and loved donkey that was called Hercules. Alas I when they came back, arm in arm, to the Upper Mill, Hercules gave his last sigh; turning on his master his great despairing eyes, thoso eyes so profound, so thoughtful, so loving, so mysterious that tbey had some times disturUsl the eyes of men. A year went by, and there came Hie christening of the first son of Yanotto and Cudetoii. The mayor's wife having accepted tho part of godmother, and tho schooluias- tcr's wife having attended the ceremony, the young mother received heaps of flowers just as if she had been a ilno lady. On the next lay thero might have Isn seen tho hand somest of tho bouquets spread piously under tho decaying oak, which served as a boundary murk between tho lands of the two nulls. It was thero thut Cudetoii had burled Her cules a year before. Translated for tho Uos ton Transcript from tho French by Jean Ha menu. Ferdinand Ward's Health. When Ferdiunud Ward was sent to Sing ying for ten years there were scores of per- sons, among wnoru wero somo ruumuie friends of Ward, who said that he would not live a year. Ward's appearance favored this prophecy, for ho was thin, with colorless face, round shoulders and a narrow chest. "Ho has been used to high living," it was said, "and luxurious quarters, and rough prison fore and confinement will kill him." If Ward s friends know as mucn men as they havo learned since they would have re ceived the news or his conviction and sen tence with joy. It was his high manner of living thnt was proving disastrous to his health. Ward now looks as well and strong as any man of his slender build can look. Thero is a luster in his eyes that is new to thorn, and a lightness in his step that he did not possess when ho was free. New ork Bun. Hazing at Lincoln's Monument. "I have noticed a remarkable circumstance in riding up and down past Lincoln park," said a North Nido man. "It is that there is always some one gating at the Lincoln mon ument, no matter whether it is fair or a blizzard prevails. Sometimes a solitary per son only is to be seen, but rarely less than three or four are present. Whether it is ad miration of a great work of art or homage to the memory of America's greatest man, I don't pretend to say; but I am certain that no. other monument possesses the samo Inter est to the public as tho martyred president's. Chicago rribuno. The Arccutlue Ilrpubllc's Meat. Meat, it is said, is actually dearer in Buenos Avres than in London. Indeed, the peoplo of tho former city comnlainthat while the best of Argentine mutton is sold to London consumers at nine cents a pound, they cannot get the best at all. but have to pay ten cents to twelve cents per pound for inferior mut ton. Boston Budget. MOST NOBLE MARQUIS. AN ENGLISH NOOLEMAN VISITING HIS IRISH ESTATE. Hit Persistent VmA tor Boiled Linen Snub bing a Guest Servants and Sycophants. Surliness and 111 Breeding Asleep at the nreakfast Table. One of the most remarkable sights I ever witnessed was a most noble marquis at break fast in a Dublin hotel. The nobleman had run over from F.ngland to attend to somo suits and evictions on ono of his Irish estates. Tlio estate in question extended over thirty miles of good farm land. A landlord Hero is a landlord, indeed, nils purucuiur rioiue- mair had achieved great prominence during his stay by the singular and persistent fad that ho displayed for soiled linen. The Irish press exceeded itself iu describing tho shirt of the most noble ns he was invariably sty led marquis. Ile came into the coffee room ono morning with a rather uu irresolute step and an cyo that wavered behind his single glass. His at tiro was shabby und his shirt all that it was held up to be. He was about 4"i, and decidedly jieevish. None of bis traveling companions had shown up, and tho marquis stood warming a pair of carelessly cared for hands at tho ilro till a waiter approached with a deferentiul bow and whispered: 'Perhaps your lordship would like to sit down." "Demmit." "Yes, sir," said tho waiter, sympathetic ally; it was apparent thut bis lordship meant thut ho was cold and did not relish airy inter ruption of his reverie by tho Are. So the waiter laid a table for four, and after a time tho most noble murquis sank into one of tho chairs and fell to examining his finger nails. He shook his bead dolorously when the in spection was completed, and was evidently eyeing a neighboring fork, whou a noisy littlo Frenchman bustled in, and, rubbing his hands briskly, cried: "Good morning, good morning, m' lawd. How is it you find yourself this morning? Ooodf Ehf Ver' cold, though good morn ing." SNfRDIXO A GUEST. He held his hand out to bo shaken, but tho marquis pretended not to see it. Tho French man then pushed the hand almost under the marquis' nose. Tho nobleman closed his eves and yawned prodigiously. Then the foreigner twiddled his lingers with incredible nervous rapidity, w hile tho murquis glared at them stupidly. I never saw anything so grotesque even iu fureo comedy on the stage. Tho wholo room was now nr a state of agonized sus iKnse; waiters stood still and guests sat with forks poised in tho air. At last the noblu marquis lifted his left hand and laid one finger across tho twiddling fingers of his guest. It was more of an insult than his pre vious action. Tho other squeezed the finger rapturously, and then a tall and fine looking man of 00, who is a member of parliament, strodo in. He, too, walked directly up to the marquis and held out his hand. The host ex tended his left hand, and, touching tho out stretched palm, withdrew it again. Directly behind the late comer was tho fourth mem ber of the party, a tall and handsome captain of dragoons. "Haw," he said, "maw'n." Tho marquis again put out his left snap pishly, and after tho dragoon had shaken Lhands with all the others be too souk into his chair. The nobleman is traveling here under one of bis minor titles of Lord Merries, though every one knows perfectly well who he is. All Englishmen have a hidden longing to travel under strange names in Ireland. All the marquis' friends and servants ad' dressed him with scrupulous care by his assumed title. Presently two of the liveried servants of the marquis hurried in with the breakfast. The three guests waited until the host was served and well under way before they touched their food. Then they began to talk. It was an interesting pantomime. Every time a joke was made the eyes of all three men looked sidewise at the marquis, If he grinned, there was a roar of delight IT he didn't, there was a dead silence. rax nobleman's foot okar. He did not say a word until he hod finished his chop, and then be broke into a story of the member of parliament with: "I ah wear low shoes now al-to-gethaw." "Do you, indeed, my lord r gushed the M. P., dropping his story at once and looking with great eagernoss under tho table at the nobleman's feet. "Delightful," said the Frenchman, radi antly. "Devilish good thing to do," bawled tho dragoon heartily, also looking undor tho table. 'Because-," continued tho great landed pro prietor, "they ventilate tho feet." Upon this a perfect clamor of approval broko out among tho guests, and they all leaned over and admired tho low shoos of the nobleman to on extent that would have been silly if it had not been sickening. Tho marquis soon lost interest in tho subject, and his guests branched off again. Occasionally they addressed him pointedly, but he never looked at and seldom answered them. Ho was, in fact, as surly and ill-bred a snob as I ever saw. Finally ho woko up from his ap parent stupor again and said to his personal attendant: "Watkins, more ban'y and some old cheese." "Would your lordship liko gorgonzola" "Is that tho rotten kind?" Tho man bowed. "Bring me some," said tho marquis shortly, "I like the ah cheese that can walk alone." Tho outburst of merriment at this was overwhelming, and tho three sycophants talked cheeso till tbo marquis revealed tho fact that ho had lost interest in tho subject by going heavily to sleep in his chair a wizened, shrunken, untidy, slovenly, snarl ing looking little person with a weak chin, a parchment skin, and protruding, yellowish teeth. Tho others had finished their break fast, but they would not move till the mar quis awoke. It grew late and still the host slumbered on. Finally tho littlo Frenchman slyly pushed a big sj.oon off of tho table, and it fell with a clatter that brought the mar quis shivering and awake iu an upright posi tion in his chair. "What was thatf he oskod sharply- 'Onn of tho French waiters dropped a fork, in' lord," said Witkins, the servant, ouietlv. "Nawsty rat., foreigners," muttered the most noblo maniuis. Then, without a word to the eager and smiling men around him, he tottered out of the room yawning hideously The others trooned nroudlv after him. New York Bun. Artificial Illumination. Investigations concerning the effects of different forms of artificial illumination on the health have shown that the tallow candle is the most unwholesome agent and the elec tric light tho best. The incandescent electric light produces only about 1.30 as much beat as the tallow candle, while it gives out no carbonic acid or water. One gas jet in a room is said to vitiate the air as much as six parsons. Frank Leslie's. A BRITISH VESSEL'S MISSION TO THE AUCKLANO ISLAND?. The Forlorn Inhabitants Who Occupied tht Solitary House and Who Rofusod to Leave Provisions Left for Shipwrecked Mariners by the IlrltUh Government. One hundred and eighty miles to tho south of the most southern jMiint of New Zealand are the Auckland islands. Look on the map and you will find them easily. Tbey are situated in latitude 51 (legs. :U miu. south of tho equator, and longitude loti (legs. 15 min. east of Greenwich. People who live inside of tho home circle all their lives in the populated districts of the world, and who mingle hourly with their fel low lieiugs, can only fuintly understand tho utter desoluteness which surrounds this re mote little group of islands. It is always in teresting to read tho tulo of somo poor ship wrecked mariner, who has been cast away on somo desert isle of the far l ucille. Imtwho bus lived to rejoice in bis escape from a silent misery; but when the story comes to us thnt two people wero found by n British vessel, living in one of the islands of this far oil" group, and absolutely refused to leave, although their stock of provisions was rtin- uing very low, it seems almost incredible. And yet such is tho case. Ono of tho stormiest regions in tho world lies between the South Pacific and tho Antarctic, and so marry wrecks were reportal to havo taken pluco at Enderby island, which is one of tho Auckland group, that in is 1 8 tho IJntish government sent a vessel to search for any castaways thut might be found on the islands. The ship's mission was also to replenish tho stores which have been placed ou tlio islands for tho use of un fortunate navigators. An officer of the ves sel has sent homo a report of bis voyage, to gether with sketches of tho islands. The ship sailed direct from Duricdm, and after a storrrry passage reached "Sarah's Bosom," or Tort Ross, the northern harbor of tho group. Ihis harbor is formed by several islands, of which Enderby is tho northern part. Tho party remuined a week here, and iirudo ex cursions to the adjacent islunds, Enderby and another; but first they visited tlio cuirn, near which they had anchored; and not far oil they found a house, which at that time was occupied by a man and his wife. This poor couple had collected a nunuVr of seal skins. They had lieen nine months without being visited and hail eaten most of tho provisions placed on tho island for shipwrecked people. They refused to como away; but on a later visit to tho island, it was found that they had been removed by a schooner sent to fetch them, leing Eired by a gentleman living in New Zealand, who had somo arrangement with tho government about tho islands. Their house, of which a sketch is given, was tno only habitation on these lonely islands, which are somo eight and twenty or thirty miles in length. Tho party also saw a hut, which had been built somo years ago by a ship wrecked crow, some of whom had tried, after a long stay on the island, to get to New Zealand in an open boat; the people who re mained were rescued. There was not a tree on Enderby island, and only scrub and short crass, with tufts of wild flax Tho birds ONLT BOUSE ON THE AUCKLANDS, were exceedingly tame on the other islands, where perhaps no man had ever been seen before. Having reprovisioned the store on the main island, and provided the twa inhabitants with all things needful, and having thoroughly explored this part, the ship sailed for the southern harbor, callod Carnley harbor. It has an entrance between magnificent cliffs, over 1,000 feet bleb, and about a mrle apart. It was not till the ship had steamed five or six miles in that she could get soundings, and then it was in twenty fathoms; here sho anchored in a Derfcctlv land locked harbor. I he next day they visited tho cairn, which tbey found by a beacon on it. about a milo and a half from the ship. All tho stores deposited in tho cairn wero spoiled; tho blunkots were in small pieces, the cockle's pills were in congealed masses, tho biscuit, sugar, tea and coffee all snoiled. They repaired tho cairn and replen ishod it with stores and provisions; naving finished their work, they started orrco more to Campbell island, southeast of tho Auck land islnads. Here, again, tuey repicnisueu the stores, and left a notice in a Dottle to record their visit; this had also been done at tho other cairns. Tho ship thon returned to New Zealand, having performed her mission, Tho Auckland islands wero first discovered in 1800. and were named after Lord Auck land. Tho islands were granted to the Messrs. Enderbv. who obtained a charter in 14'J, but the eomnanv was broken up in ia'2. The soil of tho islands is very productive, tmc their remoteness from civilization prec' des the possibility of their ever being inhabited Tresldent Lincoln's ltehcarsal. President Lincoln felt very awkward when he first began to receive at the White House, Ho had no heart for feasting and dancing whon tbo millions of both north and south were mourning their dead. His w ife, how ever, dressed in the height of fashion, and she woro hor gown at tho lowest decolloto President Lincoln weirt through a rehearsal tho evening beforo the reception and learned where ho was to stand, who wero to como, and how lie should receivo them. Ho was much oppressed by tho diplomats when tho reception went off, and tho army and navy officers rather overpowered him. Mr. U att, then the White House gardener, says that he came to his w ife before tho publrc were ad milted and asked her for a bite of bread and a bowl of milk. He took one of these in each hand, and inrtook of them standing, before he returned to his handshaking, When ho back to the Blue room he said: "Now let the people in. The state ceremo nies are over, and wo will have a good time, And the ieople did come in, for they liked no one better than Al Lincoln and at ono of his receptions it is said that a teamster. driving an army wagon, stopped his mules in front of tho White House and rushed in past the guards. His muddy boots came up over his pantaloons, and he wore a ladea oiue army coat and carried a warp in uis uiuju. He got to the door of the uiue room uw "I want to see Old Abe. Where is bef The president heard him and cheerily re plied: "Here I am; como right in." And With a hearty shake Ct me nana ue rbyo more cordial greeting than had been given to either officer or diplomat. Frank O. Car penter in New York Worli Absolutely Pure. TIiIb powilrr never Yiirlen. A mnrvel of purity. rmiKili nml wIioIi-hoiiii'IH'dh. 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