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ITWO TOUCHING STORIES. I

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I TWO TOUCHING STORIES. I Two pathetic incidents of real life in Paris are recorded by the "Morning Advertiser" corre- spondent. For seventeen years in a poor house at Menilmontant, the aged mother of Jean Mar- nach has watched and waited and wept for her son. Twenty years ago, deserted by her hus- band, who left her with three children besides Jean, she had to face the world alone to fight for her family. After three years Jean disap- peared, and a few days afterwards of her other two sons one was killed in Tonkin and the other seriously wounded. No news came of Jean. It was known he had taken to bad ways and joined a gang of desperadoes. Ten years passed, and hearing of him at Noumea she ad- dressed a letter there. There was no response at first, but she waited, and after many months received a letter from Hamburg from her lost son. Then he sent money to cheer her, and ultimately, driven by the appeals of his mother, p came to Paris, where he was imprisoned. He has now been pardoned, and mother and son are together again. The President and a great number of citizens have been moved by the stories of the grief-stricken mother, and Jean Marnach, who is now thirty-three years of age, declares he will henceforth be an honest man. A little incident of an equally touching nature took place the other day in the Place de la Republique. A little boy, poorly dressed, was seen to be hovering near a flower-seller. Sud- denly, when he thought the owner was not look- ing, he took up a pot of pretty flowers and bolted. He was soon overtaken, and weeping copiously, was handed over to the police. Be- fore M. Doray, the Commissary, the little fel- low, who proved to be Andre Bologne, aged twelve, stated he had taken the flowers for his mother, who was very ill. The Commissary sent a policeman to verify the story so touched was he, and it was found to be correct. The denouement is pretty, as the Commissary bought the pot of flowers, set the boy at liberty, and added a little money, which sent Andre rejoic- ing homewards.

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