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THE 11AUGHTER'S KISS.
"I have brought your dinner, father,"
The blacksmith's daughter said,
As she took from her arms a kettle
And lifted its shining lid.
"There's not any pie or pudding,
So I will give ,ou this,"
And upon his to:i-worn forehead
She left a childish kiss.
The blacksmith tore off his apron
And dined in happy mood,
Wondering much at the savor
Hid in his humble food,
While all about him were visions
Full of prophetic bliss;
But he never thoughtiof the magic
In his little daughter's kiss.
Marie, the Pauper.
BY F. DUPONT.
During the 'Reign of Terror, in
France there were many deeds of
daring performed, even by wo
men, and many noble examples of
The very streets of Paris were
deluged with human blood, but
near the guillotine it ran in gush
One dark morning an unusual
number of the aristocracy had
been marched forth, and count
less heads' rolled from the block.
A gaping multitude stood by,
and with shouts -ent the air as
the aristocracy were thus butch
Among the;assembled multitude
that dreary morning, were t o
females. One of them was plainly
clad, while a cloak was thrown
around her, with which she kept
her features nearly concealed.
But a close observation would
betray the fact that the woman
had been weeping.
Her eyes were inflamed and
red, and she gazed eagorly upon
the platform, while a shudder
p)assed .over her frame as each
shock of the glittering knife so
vered the head from the body of
some one who had been unfortu
nate enough to fall under the ban
of the leadcrs.
The face of the woman was
very beautiful, and she was young
-certainly not more than sixteen
or eighteen years of age.
The other female was quite
different in character. Her face
was fair, but there was a brazen
expression about it. She was clad
in-rags, and as each head fell she
would dance, and in various ways
express her dclight, and then ex
'There falls another aristocrat,
who refused me charity when I
humbly sued to him ?'
Each expression of the kind
would create a laugh from those
who heard her. But any thought
ful person must wonder bow one
so young could have become so
The first female watched this
creature for a fewv moments, and
then, pressing her way to her
side, she laid her hand upon the
shoulder of the wretch, and whis
'Would you like to become rich
at once ?'
The female in rags turned about
with a look of surprise, burst into
a loud laugh, and replied :
'Of course I would.'
'Follow me, and you shall be.'
'Enough. Lead on.'
It was with considerable diffi
culty that the females extricated
themselves from the crowd; but
they did so at length, and then
the first female asked ot the
'What shall I call you ?'
'Obh! I'm called Pauper Mario.'
'You live by begging ?'
'Yes; but what's~ your name,
and what do you want ?'
'yname is Marie, the same as
'Are you an aristocrat ?'
'it does not matter. If you
kr,ow whore we can find a room
lead me to it, and you shall have
The pauper led the way into a
narrow and filthy street, and then
down into a cellar, and into a dark
and filthy room.
Theother female -ould not but
feel a sickening sensation creep
over her, but she recoverd herself.
After contemplating for a time
the apartment and what it con
tained, she asked :
'Are you well known in Paris ?'
'Yes. Everybody knows Marie
'Are you known toRobespierre
If so, I want to make a bargain
'I am. What do you want?'
'You see my clothing is better
than your own, and I wish to ex.
change with you. I want you to
consent to remain here, and not to
show yourself at. all for a short
time, or until I come to you again.
As recompense for aiding me I will
give you a thousand francs, -.d
when I come back I will give you
a thousand more. As security for
my return take this ring.'
The lady drew a diamond ring
from her finger and gave it to the
pauper. Then she handed her
her purse containing gold.
The girl appeared a little puz
zled, and asked
'Well, what are you going to do
with my dress ?'
'1 want to put it on and go
where I first met you.'
'Oh, I understand now. You
want to see the chopping go on,
and you are afraid you will be
taken for an aristocrat if you wear
that dress. You want to repre
'Yes, I want to look as near
like you as possible.'
'wwell, that won't be very diffi
cult. Your hair and eyes, and
even .your mouth, is like mine.
Your face is too white, though.
But you can alter that with a lit
They changed dresses, and soon
the young, rich and noble Marie
de Nantes was clad in the rags of
Marie, the Pauper of Paris.
The history of Marie de Nantes
was a sad one. Her father and
two brothers had fallen victims to
the remorseless fiends of the Rev
lutic a, and a third and last bro
ther had been seized. But of his
fat: Tbe was ignorant, although
she expected that it~ would be
similar to that of her other rela
tives. He had been torn from her
side but a few hours before.
After the exchange had been
made the pauper looked on tbe
stock lingless and shoeless feet and
ankles of the lady, and said :
'That will never do. Your feet
are too white and delicate. Let
me arrange matters.'
In a few moments Marie was
prepared and in the filth and rags
she emerged into the street.
She now took her course back
toward the guillotine and at length
reached the square where the
bloody work was still going on.
Gradually she forced her way
through the ciowd, and nearer
and nearer she camne to the scaf
She even forced a laugh at sev
eral remarks she heard around
her, but those laughs sounded
She now stood within a few
feet of the platform.
She swept it with her eyes.
Her brother was not there.
The cry was now raised : 'Here
comes another batch.'
Her heart fluttered violently,
and she felt a faintness come over
her as she heard the tramp of the
doomed men approaching.
The crowd opened as the body
of men passed.
Mario gazed among thbem.
A low cry escaped her.
Her brother was there.
But he w alked proudly and fear
lessly forward, and ascended the
very steps which led to the block.
Up to this time the st:-en gth of
poor Marie had failed her and she
was unable to put her resolve into
But now a sister's love sweiled~
up in her breast, and she recoV
ered her strength.
She sprang forward, bursting
through the line of guards and iran
np the steps.
Grasping her brothe:r by the
hand, she cried :
'What does this mean ? It is on
ly the aristocracy that are to die.'
'Away woman !' exclaimed one
of thbe executioners.
'No I willno a.wa ntil yon
tell me why my brother is here,
and thus bound.'
'Your brother ?' was the echo.
'Yes, this is my brother.'
'Well. who are you ?'
'I am Marie. Don't you know
'The Pauper ?'
'But this is not your brother ?'
'It is. Ask him-ask him !'
Young Antonio de Nantes had
turned a scornful gaze upon the
maiden, but a light passed at once
across his face, and he murmured :
'Oh, my sister !'
'Is. this your brother?' asked
Robespierre of the supposed pau
per, advancing near her.
'But his name is down differ
'Then you are mistaken. He is
my brother. Ask him.'
'Does Marie speak the truth ?'
'She does, was the brother's re
'And you are not De Nantes?'
'I tell you I am her brother.'
'Why did you not tell us this
'I attempted to speak, but was
'But you might have declared
'You would not have believ3d
'But your dress?'
'It belongs to an aristocrat.
Perhaps to him for whom I was
Robespierre advanced close to
young Nantes and gazed earnest
ly into his face. Then he ap
proached Marie, and looked stead
ily into her eyes for a short time.
It v as a moment of trial for the
poor girl. She trembled in spite
of her efforts to be calm. She al
most felt that she was lost, when
the human fiend, whose word was
law, turned and said:
'Release the man.'
The chains were instantly re
moved and Antonio de antes
walked down from the scaffold,
followed by his sister, while the
shouts of~ those around rent the
ir, for they supposed it was a
ommoner who had thus been
The young man worked his
way through the crowd as rapidly
as possible, leading Marie.
They had scarcely escaped it,
before the pooi girl, fainted, from
the intensity of her feelings.
The brother scarcely knew what
to do but a hand was laid on his
rm, and a voice said :
'Bring her to my room again.
She will be safe there.'
The brother conveyed her to
the apartment of the pauper, and
asked of her:
'Have you seen the female be
'Yes, I know all about it,' re
turned the pauper. 'She borrowed
my clothes to' save heri lover. She
has done it and I am glad.'
Before the noble sister returned
to consciousness, the brother had
When she did so they both
sought secure quarters, after re
warding the beggar-girl as bad
'Do you thbink .Robespierre wvas
really decided ?' tasked Marie de
'I think not,' returned the
'Then why did he order your
'He saw your plan. He ad
mired your courage. Could a
fiend have done less ?'
'Perhaps this was.the case. But
if so it was a deed of mercy, and
the only one that man ever did.'
'You are right.'
Antonio de Nantes was not
again arrested. and lived happily
with that sister, who had so nobly
periled her own life to save him
by represeutintg the 'Pauper of
It cost us more to be miserable
than would make us pefectly
There is an heroic innocence, as
well as an heroic courage.
A soul-stirring incident-tread
GARFIELD"S HATRED OF
There is no man in the country
who hates the Southern people as
Garfield does ; his hatred borders
on the savage. What consideration
could the Southern people expect
from such a man ? And what in
fluence would he have in restoring
peace and good will between the
sections and in building up and ad
vancing the prosperity of a common
country ? The following extracts
from some of his speeches in Con
gress show the malignity of the
In discus,ing the Confiscation Act,
Mr. Garfield took the ground that the
Confederates were in the same cate
gory with the Tories of the Revolu
tion-; that their lands and personal
estites ought to be confiscated and par
celed out among the Federal soldiers.
These were his words :
"Confiscate their estates, both per
sonal and real, for life and forever.
The war began by proclamation. WE
CAN HOLD THE INSURGENT
STATES IN MILITARY SUBJEC
TION FOR HALF A CENTURY
IF NEED BE. I WANT TO SEE
IN ALL THOSE STATES THE
MEN WHO FOUGHT AND SUF- I
FERED FOR THE TRUTH, TIL
LING THE FIELDS ON WHICH
THEY PITCHED THEIR TENTS.
(Globe, 1st Sess. 38th Cong., p. 4O5.1
In his remarks on one of the recon
struction measures, Mr. Garfield said :
"If the gentlemen who report this
bill will put in a section, that all who
participated in the rebellion shall be
FOREVER excluded from the right of
elective franchise, then I will say the
proposition will be just, and one we
can stand upon as a matter of principle.
Anything is just which excludes from
privilege and power AL. those in
famous men who participated in re
Subsequently, the same bill being be
fore the House, Mr. Garfield asked that
the previous question be voted down,
that he might move the following
"All persons who voluntarily ad
hered to the late insurrection ,giving
aid and comfort to the so-called South
ern Confederacy, are FOREVER ex
luded from holding any office of
trust or profit under the Government
of the United States."
Read the following .cold-bloodcd
declarations deliberately uttered on the
floor of the Honuse:
"It is clearly the right of the vic
torious government to INDICT, TRY,
CONVICT, AND) HANG EVERY TRAITOR
IN THE SoUTH for their bloody con
spiracy against the Republic. * * *
I believe, sir, the time has come when
we must lay the heavy hand of mili
tary authority upon these rebel com
munities and hold them in its grasp.
* * * * * *
"I give my support to this miltary
bill. it is seuere. IT WAs wRIT
TEN WITH A STEEL PEN 3MADE OUT OF
A BAYoNET, and bayonets have done
us good service hitherto. ALL I ASK
1s THAT CONGRESS SHALL PLACE
CIVIL GOVERNMIENTS BEFORE THESE
PEOPLE OF THE REBEL STATES, AND
A CORDON OF BAYONETS BEHIND
T HE>1." See Gong. Globe, 1d S&s
sion, 39th Congress. pp., 1103, 1104.
On the ~18th of February, 1867,
nearly two years after the close of the
war, the same bill being under discus
sion, Mr. Garfield made another ex
hibition of his malignity towards the
people of the South. Speaking in a
tone of exhultation and with a smile
of triumph, like a cowardly depsot
with his iron heel upon the neck of
his victim, this advocate of imperialism
uttered the following language :
"Mr. SPEAKER. This bill starts out
by laying hands on the rebel govern
ments and taking the very breath of
life out of thcm. In the next place
it puts the bayonet at the breast of
every rebel in the South. In the next
place it leaves in the hands of Con
gress utterly and absolutely the work
of reconstruction. Gentlemen here,
when they have the power of a thun
derbolt, in their hands, are afraid of
themselves, and stagger like infants
under the weight of a power they
know not how to use. If I were
afraid of this Congress, afrai dof my
shadow, afraid of myself, I would die
claim against this bill, and I would do
it as distinguished gentlemen around
.i r.,,-d,;n; hi;tmid Repnbhican as
sociates) have done, and do de claim
against it. Th,y have spokea vehem
ently-they have spoken sepulchrally
-against it, but they have not done
us the favor to quote a line or the
proof of a single word from th bill it
self that it does any of the horrible
thivgs they tell us of. They tell us it
is unirersal aminesty. AN) THERE IS
NOT A LINE IN THE BILL THAT WILL
MAINTAIN THE CHARGE. (bid,p.
Hancock is a man of destiny. In
1868 Garfield brought a bill into Con
gress to drop the junior Major GeL
eral. That was Hancock. It passed
both Houses of Congress and was signed
by the President. Before it could
be carried into effect, Geo. H. Thomas,
the senior Major-General died, and
Haucock going up one grade was no
ouger the junior Major-General and
3 the law could not reach him. Then
:he Republicans, still led by Garfield,
aassed an act reducing the Major
3-enerals to three. This was signed
)y the President, but before it could
)e carried into effect Miade died, and
he Major-Generals wea reduced to
bree by God Almighty. Fiuuly, a law
was passed authorizing the President to
irop one of the Major-General.. Before
t could be carried out, and Uancock
lropped,Halleck died and IlaLcock be
oming the senior Major Gene,'i, he
ould not be dropped. The iman who
urvived all these attempts to ret:e
iru cannot be retired. The man who
ed them-Garfield-will, as a fitting
ousuamation of his act. fall a victim
,o his intended victim. Hancock will
)e elected President. Garfield will
]Louisville Courier Journal.
HE HAD "BUGGERb."--The pri
nary class in anatomy, physiology
nd hygieno had a new scholar,
tnd the teacher had forgotten to
>ost him as to what answer he
hould give when the question
ame around to him. The head
as the subject under dikcussion
~hat day, and the teacher began
with the members of the class
wvho had been present on previous
>ccasi on s.
'What have you in your head ?'
she said to Johnny Jones.
'Brains, Miss,' replied Johnnfy
'And you ?' she said to Tommy
'Muscles and nerves,' answered
'And you, Jimmie Jackson ?'
'Bones and teeth and tongue,'
same the reply.
'And you ?' she said, this time
turning to the new scholar who
was very much unsettled at be
ing caught sticking a wicked look
iag scorn into his nearest neigh.
bor, 'and you, little boy, what
bave you in your head ?'
'Buggers !f he sung out, scratch
ing that organ and locking as if
he deserved a reward of merit.
(Ste ubenville Herald.
A WESTERN WITNEss.-CondUC
tor Hleaton is one of the best boys
on the Kansas City, St. Joseph &
Council Bluffs Road, and is also
one of the sharpest. It is not
very often a man gets ahead of
bim as Pat Powers, of Holt coun
ty, has probably found out. Hea
ton was at Oregon a few days
since on some trial connected with
the railroad company. Powers is
an attorney, was cross examiming
Eeaton and asked him if he would
riot naturally testify in favor of
the railrGad comp)any.
'No,' replied Heaton.
'You would testify for the rail
-oad rather than lose your posi
:ion, wouldn't you ?'
'No,' said Heaton.
'You'd like to be an angel,
wouldn't you ?' sneered Powers.
'W hy not ?'
-Becausec,' was the ready answer.
Im afraid the Lord would set me
Jjp as a guardian angel over some
red headed lawyer from Holt
younty and I con dn't stand that.'
The more we hell) others to
sear their burdens the lighter our
>wn will be.
Love is like honesty-mueb
talked about but little understood.
In English p)olitics, a man stands
fo. a seat here he rans for one.
Aa OYSTER YAR%.
A New York correspondent to
the Ihiladelplia Pre.s tells the
following amusing story:
I never found anything but ouce
here in excess of my expectation
or even approachin;g them, and
that was t he New York ovsters.
I had then jtt come on from Cal
ifornia, whm. ovsters are very
small and unimportant, not to say
insignifica:it, ai d I had often eat
a hundred tLre at a time, and
had always felt that I could eat
more if I had them. So, when I
arrived at the Mctropolitan hotel
I ardered mty dinner to he served
in my room, and told the waiter
to bt"ing with my dinner a strong
-up of coffee and a hundred raw
)ysters. le looked at me a mo
nent, and then said :
"Did I understand you to say a
iundred oysters ?"
"Yes," I answered; "raw, on the
ialf shell. with vinegar; no lemons,
.nd as soon as you can, for I am
"Ahem ! Miss, did you want a
"Yes, I do. What arc you wait
ng for? Must I pay for them in
idvance ? I want nice large one.s"
"'No, no, miss. All right, you
shall have them," and he went out.
[ continuned my writing and
orgot all about my dinner till be
.nocked and came in with my din
er on a tray, but no oysters."
"How is this ?" said I; "There
ire io oysters."
"DLv's comin', miss, dey's
-omin', ' and the door opened and
n filed three more waiters, each
with a big tray of oysters on the
balf shell. I was staggered but
)nly for a moment for I saw the
waiters were grinning so I calmly
lirected them to place one tray
Jn a chair, one on the washstand
ind one on the bed. and said :
"They are very small aren't
"Oh! no, miss, de bery largest
"Very well," said I; "you can
o. I I want any more I'll ring."
When they got out into the hall
ne said to the other:
"Fore heaven, Jo, if she eats all
hiem oysters she's a dead woman."
1 did not feel hungry any longer;
[ drank my coffee and looked at
he oysters, every one of' them
s big as my hand, and they all
coemed looking at me with their
orriblc white faces and out of
heir one diabolical eye, until 1
:ould not' have eaten one any
m~ore than I could have carved up
live baby. They jeered at me
~nd seemed to dare me to attack
hbem. Our California oysters
~re small and with nio more indi
ridual character about them than
rains of' rice, but these detestable
.reatures where instinct with evii
.ntentions, and I dare not~ swol
ow one for fear of the disturb.
nce he might raise in my interior,
so I set about getting rid of them,
'or I was never going to gi ve up
eaten before those waiters. I
ung a dr'ess over the keyhole
after I locked the door, and just
>utside my window found a tin
.vater'spout that had a small hole
n it. I carefully enlarged it, and
,ben slid every one of those beast
y creatures down one by one
>ne hundred and two of theme.
~hey all the time eyeing me with
~hat cold, past.y look of malignity.
When the last one was out of sight
stopped trembling and tin ished
ny dir'ner in peace, and then rang
'or the waiters. You should have
~een their faces ? One of the wait
~rs aske<d if I would have some
nore. May he never' know the
nternal pang he inflicted upon
nie; but I replied calm ly
"Not now. I think too many
Lt once might be hurtful."
Power unsubjected to the con
~rol of virtue is a poor guardian
He who makes an idol of his
nterest, will make a martyr of
I have seen many women
Irown their honor in a river of'
'rho man who grum bles with
lire winf learn the folly ere he dice.