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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
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
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
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
If if this donkey came to llTe witn
"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
"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
"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
"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
'One whatr
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."
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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
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
"Devilish good thing to do," bawled tho
dragoon heartily, also looking undor tho
'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
"Watkins, more ban'y and some old
"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
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,
"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.
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
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
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. Mure economical than
le uriliimrv klmls, iiml mninit lie nld in ciiiiuvtiUon
Ith tlu niultitiiili! ut low tent, short weight uliim or
iMoKimitte iwiwui'rii. .vim nnnj in van. iiUTii. nil.
so l'wwiiKBOi. 1116 Willi bu N.Y.
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On the first Saturday of each month,
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