The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, September 16, 1898, Image 2

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of hi m'l ntl unhnpi'V jfliion for Mtlll1. lc
"P.u tlmt frighten you, my tm?M t!4 the oh!
man looking nt tlio marshal wita surprise.
"Pjiilnui is only eighteen, and, it tliat ago, one
love drives away another."
"You have ik jtloa of the ravage which the
pa!i!ion hn already made in the ardent, indoru
itahla hoy; xoinetimes, tits of savage ferocity fol-
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came suddenly upon him; his eves ero Mood- Kmperor b extinct?; it is, above all, in, hh features contracted with rage; yielding the days of our country degradation, that she
to an impulse of mad fury, ho ws piercing aith whispers that sacred name. How would U ho,
hia poniard a cushion of red cloth, wliiM he ex- then, were that name to use ghmous on the
claimed, panting for hreath, !!! Mood ! I will frontier, riviving in his mm? Do you hot think
have blood!' 'Unhappy hoy!' I said to him, that the heart of all France would heat for him
'what means IhU inaune jiaasion?' 'I'm killing "This implies a conspiracy against the pres.
the man!' replied he, in n hollow and savage out government with Napoleon II for n watch
voice; it U thus he designates his supposed word," naid the workman. "This is very ser
rival," bus."
"There is indeed something terrible," said the "I told you, father, that I was very unhappy;
old man, "in such n p ission, in such a heart." judge if it he not so," cried the marshal. "Not
"At other times," resume I the marshal, " it is only I ask myself, if I ought to abandon my
against Mdllo do Oardoville that his rage hursts children and you, to run tho risk of so daring an
forth; and ut others, against himself. " I have enterprise, but I ask myself if I am not hound to
been obliged to remove his weapons, for a man the present government, which, in acknowledging
who enme with him from Java, and who appears my rank and title, if it bestowed no favor, at
much attached to him, has informed mo that he least did me an act of justice. Ilow shall I Ie
lusnected him of entertaining some thoughts of eide? abandon nil that I love, or remain insen
suicide." 8iblo to the tortures or tho son of the Fmperor
"Unfortunnto boyt" of that Emperor to whom I owe everything to
"Well, father," said Marshal Simon, with pro. whom I have sworn fidelity, both to himself and
found bitterness; "it is at the moment when my child? Shall I lose the only opportunity, per-
daughters and my adopted son require all my so- hups, of saving him, or shall I conspire in hia
licitude, that 1 urn on tho eve of quilting them." favor? Tell me, if I exaggerate what I oe to
"Of quitting them?"- tho memory of the Emperor? Decide for nie,
"Yes, to fulfil u still morojacred duty than that father! During a whole sleepless night, I strove
imposed by friendship or family,' said the war- to discover, in the midst of this chaos, the line
6hal, in bo grave and solemn a tone, that his prescribed by honor; but I only wandered irom
father exclaimed with deep emotion: '. bdecision to indecision. You alone; father you
"What can this duty he?" . alone, I repeat, can direct me."
"Father," said the marshal, after remaining a After remaining for Borne moments in deep
moment in thoughtful silence, "who made mo thought, the old man was about to answer, when
, what 1 am? Who envo me tho ducal title und some person, running ncross the little garden
the marshal's baton?" opened the door hastily, and entered the room in
"Napoleon." t which were the marshal and his father. It was
"For you, the stem republican, I know that Olivier, the young workman, who had been able
he lost all his value, when, trom the first citizen to clfect his escape from the village in which the
of n llepuhlic, he became an emperor." . wolves had assembled.
"J cursed his weakness," said Father Simon, "M.Simon! M. Simon!" cried he, pale and
sadly; "tho demi-god sank into a man:" panting for breath. "They are here close at
"15ut for me, father for me, the soldier, who hand. They have come to attack the factory."
have always fought beside him, or under his eye "Who?" cried the old man, rising hastily."
for me; whom he raised from the lowest rank "The Wolves, quarrymen, and stonecutters,
in the army t) the highest for mo, whom he joined on the road by a crowd of people from lh
loaded with hmiHito mid miirls (if nflWt inn for neighborhood, and vuirabonds from town. Do
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me, ho was more than a hero, ho was a friend you not hear them? They aro shouting, 'Deatl
and there was us much gratitude as admiration to the Devourers?' "
in my idolatry for him?" When he was exiled, I The clamor was indeed approaching, and grew
would fain have shared his exile; they refused more and more distinct.
me that favor; thou I conspired, then 1 drew my "It i the same noiso that I heard just now,'
sword against those who had robbed his son of said tho marshal, rising in his turn.
the crown which Franco had civen him." "There aro more than 200 of them, M. Simon,"
"And, in your position, you did well, Pierre: aid Olivier; "they aro armed with clubs aiu
without sharing your admiration, I understood stones, and unfortunately tho greater part of our
your gratitude. The projects of exile, the con- workmen aro in Faris. We are not above forty
spiracies I approved them all you know it." here in all; the women and children are already
"Well, then, that disinherited child, in whoso flying to their chambers, screaming for terror
name I conspired seventeen years ago, is now of Do you not hear them?"
an age to wield his father's sword," Tho ceiling shook beneath tho tread of many
"Nupolen II !" exclaimed the old man, looking hasty foot
nt his son with surprise and extreme anxietv; "Will this attack bo a serious one?" said the
"tho king of Rome." marshal to his father, who appeared more and
"King? no; he is no longer king. Napoleon? more dejected,
no; ho is no longer Napoleon. They have given "Very serious," said the old man; "there is
him some Austrian name, because tho other nothing more fierce than these combats , between
frightened them. Everything frightens them, different unions; and everything has been done
Do you know what they are doing with the son lately to excite tho people of tho neighborhood
of the Emperor?" resumed tho marshal, with against the factory."
painful excitement. "They are torturing him "If you are so inferior in number," "said the
killing hira by inches?" marshal, "you must begin by barricading all the
"Who told you this?" doors and then"
- 'Somebody who knows, whose words are hut IIo was unable to conclude. A burst of fero
too true. Yes; the son of the Emperor struggles cious cries shook the windows of tho room, and
with all his strength against a premature death, seemed so near and loud, that the marshal, his
With his eyes turned toward France he waits father and the young workman, rushed out into
ho waits and no one conies no one out of all the little garden, which was bounded on one side
the men that his father made us great, as they by a wall that separated it from the fields. Sud
once were little, not one thinks of that crowned denly, whilst the shouts redoubled in violence, a
child, whom they are stifling, till ho dies." shower of large stones, intended to break the
"But you think of hitu?" windows of the house, smashed some of the panes
"Yes; but I had first to learn oh ! there is no ou the first story, struck against the wall, and fell
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the road, their arleut iitptiMi e f r tho ap
pro n hing struggle, had tnlhime I lhco men 1 1 a
high pitch of VAgo excitement. Hiving dis
charged their tirt shower of tm , m.t of the
aisaiUnts stooped down ti hok f-r m ho hiuiuu
nition. S mho of them, to do so with greater ease,
hell their bludgeons between thoir teeth; others
tad phieod them against the wall; here mid there,
groups had formed tutnultuously round the prin-
iple leaders of the hand; the most neatly dressed
of these men wore frocks, with caps, whilst others
were almost in rag', for, as we have already said,
many of the hangers-on at the barriers and p-o-
de without any profession, had joined the troop
of tho Wolves, whether welcome or not. Some
lideous women, with tattered garments, who ah
ways seem to follow in the track of such people
accompanied them on this occasion, and, by their
cries and fury, inflamed still more the general
excitement. One of them, tall, robust, with pur-
le complexion, blood-shot ryes and toothless
jaws, had a handkerchief over her head, from bo
neath which escaped her yellow, frowsy huir.
Over her ragged gown, she wore an old jdaid
shawl, crossed over her bosom, and tied behind
her back. This hag seemed possessed with a de
mon. She had tucked up her half-torn sleeves,
id one hand she brandished a stick, in tho other
sho grasped a huge stone; her companions called
her Ciboulo (scullion).
This horrible hag exclaimed, in a home voice,
"I'll bile the women of tho factory; I'll make
them bleed."
Tho ferocious words wore roceived with ap
plause by her companion?, and with savago cries
of. "Oiboulo for ever!" which excited her to
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Amongst the other leaders, was a small, dry,
pale man, with tho face of a ferret, and a black
board all round the chin; ho woro uscarlet Greek
cap, and beneath his long hlouso, porfoctly new,
appeared a pair of neat cloth trousers, strapped
over thin boots. This man was evidently of a
different condition of life from that of tho per
sous in the troop; it was ho, in particular, who
ascribed the most irritating ami insulting lan
gunge to tho workmen of tho factory, with regard
to tho inhabitants of tho neighborhood. llo
howlod a grout deal, but he carried neither stick
nor stone.
A full-faced, fresh-colored man, with a Fu im id-
able bass voice, like a chorister's, asked him:
"Will you not have a shot at those impious
dogs, who might bring down tho cholera on tho
country, ns the curate told us?"
"I will have a better shot than you," said tho
little man, with a singular, sinister smile.'
"And with what, I'd like to see?" "Probably
with this," said tho little man, stooping
to pick up u largo stone; but, in ho bout, a well
filled though light bag, which ho appeared to
carry under his hlouso, fell to tho ground.
"Look, you aro losing both bag and baggage,"
said the other; "it does not seem very heavy."
"They are samples of wool," answered the man
with the ferret's faco, as ho hastily picked up tho
bag, and replaced it under his blouse; then hts
added: "Attention! tho big blaster is going to
And, in fact, ho who exercised the most com
plete ascendancy over tho irritated cowd was the
terrible quarryman. I lis gigantic form towcroi
so much above tho multitude, that his groat head
bound in its rugged handkerchief, and his Her
culean shoulders, overod with a fallow gout-skin
were always visible above tho level of that dark
and swarming crowd, only relieved here am
there by u few women's caps, liko so many while
points. Seeing to what a degroo of exasperation
tho minds of the crowd hud reached, tho smiil
number of honest, but misguided workmen, who
hud allowed themselves to bo drawn into this
dangerous enterprise, under tho pretext of
quarrel between rival unions, now fearing for the
consequences of the struggle, tried, but too late
to abandon the main body. Tressed close, am
as it were, girt in with the moro hostile groups
dreading to pass for cowards, or to exposo them
selves to the bad treatment of tho majority, they
were forced to wait for a more favorable moment
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tiit thrm t"t iif ultal f )d,' mi I the Itttle
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tl.o thi-vi lv, .. iuhetie time would N
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h.ufiUo hi, Cib.Hi!?. "iu or mit, I wi'l the
i hiit f tho Ho lory."
"Yet, yt',M criol oth r hiloou cro.Uuret, as
r.icgd n t'ib uile hortdf ; "c muU mt love all
1 1 tho mn."
"Wo iiiut have our fun t!"
"The wonion of the factory tav that all the
wxiipn of tho neighborhood arc drunken drabs,"
cried tho little nuin with tho ferut's face.
"ti md ! we'll pay them for it."
"Tho woiiumi shall have their share."
"That's our business."
"They like to sing iu their Common Homo,"
cried Ciboulo; "we will make them sing the
wrong side of their mouth, in the key of "Oh,
dear mo!"
This pleasantry was received with shouts, hoot
ings and furiom stamping of the feet, to which
the stentorian v dee of the quarryman put a term
y roaring, "Silence !"
"Silence ! silence !" repeated the crowd; "hear
the blaster."
"If the Devourers are cowards enough not to
hire to show themselves, after a second volley of
stones, the e is a door down there which we can
reuk open, and we will soon hunt them from
their holes."
"It would be hotter to draw them out, so that
none might remain in the factory," said the little
old man with tho ferret's face, who appeared to
have some secret motive.
"A man fights where ho can," cried the quar.
rymaii, in a voice of thunder; "all right, if we
can but once catch hold. We could fight on a
sloping roof; or on top of a wall couldn't wo,
my Wolves?"
Ye, yes !" cried tho crowd, still inoro excited
by tho savage words; "if they don't come out, we
will break iu."
"We will seo their fine palace!"
"The puguns haven't even a chapel," said the'
bass voice. "Tho curuto bus damod them all 1"
"Why should they have a palace, and we no
thing but dog-kennels?" ' mt
"Ilnrdy's workmen say that kennels aro good
enough for such as you," said the little man with
the ferret's face.
"Yes, yes! they said so."
"We'll break all their traps."
"We'll pull down their bazaar."
"We'll throw tho house out of the windows," ,
"When wo have made the mealy-mouthed chits
sing," cried Ciboulo, "wo will make them dunce
to the clatter of stones on their heads."
"Come, my Wolves! attention" cried the quar
ryman, still in the sumo stentorian voice; "one
more volley, and if tho Devourers do not come
out, down with tho door !"
This proposition was received with choers .of
Miiviiffo ardor, mid 1. ih miiirrvmaii. whoso V01C0
n- i 1 i '
roKO above tho tumult, cried with all tho strength
of his Herculean lungs: "Attention, my Wolves.
Make ready! all together. Now, are you ready?"
"Yes, yes; ull ready!"
"Then, present! firo !"
And, for tho second time, a shower of enorm
ous stones poured upon that side of tho Common
Dwelling-house which was turned toward tho
fields. A part of those projectiles broke such of
the windows as had been spared by the first
volley. To tho sharp smashing and crackling of
glass were joined the ferocious cries uttered in
chorus by this formidable mob, drunk with its
own excesses: "Death to tho Devourers!"
Soon these outcries became perfectly frantic,
when, through tho broken windows, tho assail
ants perceived women running in terror, some
mill. 11,1 rm. ti, tlioie i, rum niul ollini-fl riii-ilmr
their bauds to heaven, calling aloud for help;
whilst u few, bolder than the rest, leaned out of
the windows, und tried to fasten the outsido
i (To bo continued.)
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