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About The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 16, 1898)
THE WANDERING JEW.
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N ifil't a toiur m tltf tmililatr-l loly
thrown ii t tt mt Hating nmreilnl in
frffiiij; MiiimU ftm 0f rstpif ii quam man,
lu i(U 1 1oi tr ivM t v ll e mulliltilcl tlt
urrcuiiilnl liit, vt j iii, "ilrath l 1 1 j'bonrr,"
TnUirr tl'Aifrlny tHrratrd ly strp, Irjinj
t putty th Mn rri lH liinu Tliongii
k liml lttlto hh f Mug branl, On AM' rMi.
linm.l ,i mil f,.r M iih all bis 1 1 . t .
puling U-.t ground imh ty iurb, . uim u vti-il
on lo!r nmr i'iip if ll 11mI H '(
rhunh, nixt lit IrnpMi ucrtlnl in mar oni-iiiR
liimsrlf lit h ronr foriiml by lb projri lion of n
blltl rri. fttul rh'SP by ft lit lb lonr
At tli Vrry inoinriit liru tin' nU , jbl.ling.
to tli inaliml of nt lf-prreprvntioii, uttered on
lt rail for lirlp, in a hcnrt pii'miij voir, th
door nuiiist wliirh lio bwuinl oppiiiI lliiiid
him, Ami a linn liuixl cnught ImM of liini, nnl
pullil liim into th ihureh.
The quarryniun utoppod short, nml then Ml
tuck a con pie of prior, m much wns he nmnzcl
at this auihlrn nppurilion, nml iinproHril, liko
the rest of th r rowil, with h vtiguo feeling of !
miration ami rrspcet at aipht of hitn who bin I
come bo mirnoulmidly to Iho iihl of Father tl'Ai
gripny. It won (Jiibriel, lie excluinied, in a
onorou voice: "llavo merry, my brethren I
Be humane ho just I"
The quarryinnn advanced a tep toward Ga
briel, nnd Raid to him : "No mercy for the poiu
onerjl we must have him. (live him up to us, or
we go and taka him I
"You cannot think of it, my brethren," an
wered the Gabriel; "the church is n sacred place
a place of refuge for the persecuted."
"We would drag our poiaoner from the altar I"
answered the quarryman, roughly; "ho give him
up to us."
"Listen to me, my brethren," said Gabriel, cx
tending his arms toward them.
' "Down with the Miuveling I" cried the quarry,
man; lot us go in and hunt him up in the
"Yes, yes I" cried the mob, again led away by
the violenco of this wretch, "down with the Muck
"They r oil of a piece I"
"Down with then I" ........
Lt l u do as wo did at the archbishop's !"
"What do our likes caro for a church ?"
"I'll hnw you the lead I" cried the qunrryman;
and followed by Ciboule, and, a good number of
determined men, he,ruthed toward Gabriel.
The iiiiHtiinaryf hastily retreated, into the
church and barricaded the door with a wooden
wooden bar, which he held in such u manner us
would enable the doer to rcsint for a few minutos.
Whilst he thus defended the entrance, Gabriel
ahouted to Father d'Aigrigny: "Fly, father I lly
through the vestry I the other doors are fastened."
The Jesuit, ovcrpowed by fatigue, covered with
confusion, bathed in cold sweat, feeling Ms
strength altogethor fail, and too soon fancying
himself in safety; had sunk, half fainting, into n
((fbair, At the vofrc of Gabrkl, lie rone wl'h dif
ficulty, fthd, With Ii trembling tcp, endeavored to
reach tbe che ir, separated from the rest of the
church by an iron railing.
"Quick, father I" added Gabriel in alarm, using
very effort to mantain the door, which was now
vigorously assailed. 'Make haste! In a few min
utes it will bo too late. All alone!' continued tho
missionary, in despair, 'alone to arrenl the pro
gress of theno madmen?
He was indeed alone. At the first outbreak of
the attack, three or four sacristans and other
membe'i of theestablbhment were in the church;
but, struck with terror, and remembering the
ack of the archbishops palace, and of Saint Ger
main Auxerrois, they had immediately tuken
flight. Some of them had concealed themselves
in tho organ-loft; and other (led into the vestry,
the doors of which they locked after them, thus
cutting off the retreat of Gabriel and Father
d'Aiprigny. The latter, bent double by pain,
yet roused by tho musionary's portentive warn
ing, helping himself on by means of the chairs
he met with on his passage, mado vain efforts to
reach the choir railing. After advancing a few
steps, vanquished by his suffering, he staggered
and All upon the pavement, deprived of sense
and motion. At the same moment, Gabriel, in
spile of the incredible energy with which the do
Biro to save Father d'Aigrigny had inspired him
felt the door giving way beneath the formidable
presure from without.
Turning his head, to see if the jesuit had at
least quitted tbe church, Gabriel to his great
aUt in, fn n U that ! iiH-tinfiVt i
a few trjMi fi.m t ihHf Tl .! Imlf
I nAi tt d.v, r, l.i tun , rthr t WUM,f , bft
htm h bit Mttti, h l U t im Wllbltl th fll
ing f tl ibi.ir, m fr U "? J fiM a-
tiM1 tJMl itinllgbl; f.f b i !- d th Cl
th rl jo-t t lb iltA"t tbull I plitMNl0
anl bit l-nod. hM'Og tioitbrd brrklUjj btith
dtwr, mhrd in a lolr int.i ihunb.
H andiof in front f lb t b"ir( ith bit arm
rrol iiMn hi l ttnl, ibtir itrl caliolv
and iotnpblty fr thi nn, tUt mt rf eisijur
atd by m b unrpvtd rrito.
Th bol our forced, tbe tUntt tubl in
with Krf est violenr. l!ul bardly bad lhy m-h-rrd
th fhurt-h, than n strange en took j lai-
It wa latly dark; only a fw silver lamps shd
iitrir pnl lijibt aromd th anrtuary, whoae fur
outlines disappeared in shadow. On suddenly
entering the immense cathedral, duk, silent and
deserted, th timst audneious were struck with
awe, almost fear, in presence of ihe imposing
grandeur of the stony solitude. Outcries and
threats died away on the lips of the nnM furious.
They seemed to dreud awaking the erhog of tho)'
enormous arches, limn black vaults, from which
O' rod n sepulchral dampness. whi h chilled their
brows, inlliimed with anger, and fell upon their
shoulders like a mantle of ice.
Ueligious traditions, routine, habit, the mem
ories of childhood, have bo much influence upon
men, that hardly hud they entered tho church,
then several of the quarrymau's followers re
spectfully took olf their hats, bowed their bare
heads, and walked ulong cautiously, as if to
chock the noise of their footsteps on the sounding
stones. Then they exchanged a few words in a
low and fearful whisper. Others timidly raised
their eyes to the far heights of the topmost arches
of that gigantic building, now lost in olHcuri;y,
and felt almost frightened to see themselves so
little in the midst of that immensity of darkness.
But at the first joke of the quarry man, who broke
this respectful silence, the emotion soon passed
"Wood and thunder I" cried he ; "are you
fetching brcuth to sing vespcrsl If they had
wine in the font, well and good 1"
"These words wero received with a burst of
savago laughter. "Al) this time the villain will
escape," said one.
"And wo shall bo done," added Ciboule.
."One would think wo woro cowards here, who
are ofruid of tho sacristans I" cried the quarry
man. "Never I" jcplicd the others in chorus; "we
fear 'nobody." . ! ' ,
"Yes, yes- forward !" whs repented on all sides.
And the animation, which had been calmed down
for a moment, was. redoubled in the midst of the
4 "fho prisoner is here, hid in somo corner,"
cried the quarryman. "Wo must force this par
son to give us bock tbe villain."
"He shall answer for hitn 1"
"Jle took him into the church."
"He shall pay for both, if we do not find the
"Yes, yes!" cried many voices, "we must have
the life of one or the other!"
"Or of loth I"
to prevent us from serving out our poisoner."
"Death to him I death to him I"
The quarryman, followed by his gang, ran
toward Gabriel, who had advanced a few paces
from tho choir-railing, and exclaiu ed, his eyes
sparkling with rage:
"Where is the poisoner ? Wo will have him!"
"Who has told you, my brethren, that he is a
poisoner?" replied Gabriel, with his deep, sonor-
.. k t r tl
ous voice. ' A poisoner I wnere are me proois
witnesses or victims !"
To be Continued.
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man, Now hn a tm "ull" Hp
on mil rf t Hli' against th
.ti(T.i if mi .illlr rsf no J ttn rar Is
mnvpfl sloaljr fi.rsard itnlll in1 oihr
i-nd of the IsVp Is amilntl rrar of
lha wagon. Then Ilia mntorman turns
on tbr riirrrnt nml Hi" wagon Ik eanlly
litiHhrd to ilm lop of llio hill without
nf axprllon on tho part of thr horsf.
The hrlilKC ri.tlipman. howevpr, says
that this solution of the problem I"
worsa for htm than the tornuT illfriciil
ly. lie sa.s both the drivers and the
horsea know that thpy will net a bootit
at Ihe hill, and In consequence he la
kept Irnwy all day with the stake, (len
erally, he rayu the horses turn around
and Klve him a horse laugh, and some
or them are KPtttnK In the hnblt of stop
ping on the brldso ai soon aa they feel
the strain of the load, evidently In tho
hope of belli piiHhed farther. Now he
thinks he will try to have the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals station an officer there to mike
formal complaints of overloading. In
the meantime he la lowing Ave pounda
day In weight.
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Th Btaborata CMna Knel.
it u nroof of the high, degree of
elaboration to which fiction literature
In China has been carried tnai in o
their novels are thickly Interspersed
with poems of all orders or merit. .o
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hero sends one In a billet-doux to tho
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n,u.,v Atra flaaons of wine. Wine
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