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B1T 0. N. WOKDEN & J. R. CORNELIFS.
LEWISBURC, UNION CO., PA, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1858.
ESTABLISHED IN IS i:j.. WHOLE NO., 72'J.
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Ax In-pepexpext Fa milt News Journal.
Fadeless is a Loving Heart.
Smnv lines may I.-e their brightness,
mlMe tr.'t tor-jet (heir llhllif!s,
1'jt!v t'-'-tii may know tii-ray,
U ivvn trrse turn to pray,
t'h'-Pks tc pale, ami rves Le ilim,
r.tt.'ll 111? ice, ani weak thf linili,
lint, iheiuli ynutli uinl strength drpcrt,
l'dvlcless is a K-vni heart.
J.ike the Imle mountain fluscr,
1'i-epiit 1't-rili in wintry hnur,
h n the MimmeTs breath is lied,
AnJ the gaudier ll.iw'ret ih-atl ;
So, when ou'ward charms are gone,
Itrii'hter Mill dutli ti!oun tin,
Ie.Npite 'i'line's tlcstrcvinp dart.
The gentle, kindly, loving heart.
Wealth and talents wi!l avail
When in life's rouh se.i wr sail,
Vet the wealth may melt like snow,
And with wit no h-neer plow;
Hut more smooth we'll timi the sea,
And our course the fairer he,
ll our pili t, when we start,
lie a kindly, loving hcail.
Ye in worldly wisdom old,
Ye who bow the knee to gold,
l)oes this earth as lovely seem
As it did in lile's youn dream,
Kre the world had ciusied o'er
)-'ee!inps pood and pure before 1
I're ye sold, at Mammon's mart.
The best yearnings of the heart ?
tirant me. Heaven ! my earnest prayer,
Whether life of ease or care
lie the one to me assigned,
That each cominp year may find
l.ovinp thoughts and penile words
Twined within my bosom chords.
And that ape may but imparl
Kiper freshness to mv heart.
Man With a Cold in His IIkad.
,ll?y dale is Jodes Dadiile Jodcs. I ab
tlie host biscrablc bad udder the sud. I
nb cterdully calchidjj Cold ; by doze is
tvc-rlastiblv- gubbe 1 up, so that I dever
cad jilui.1. 1 tried everythi, id the world
to j.r.- :, -wbbcr J nMier it is all
the sale. I breathe though by bouth
frb Jidtiary to DecebLcr, frob the begid
di to the tdJ of the jear. I've tried
every systeb of bcdici.l, but id vaid. All
Lid.s of tea?, drops, ad old nibbed's dos
truls have lid tried ; I've swallowed
cdouh of theb to drowd be ; but's do
Use. Dotbig udder beavtd ead keep by
feet warb, dothig keep be frub catchig
Jcst 1'niNciri.E. The I'ottsville Mi-
tiers Journal contains an opinion deliver
ed by Judge Hegins in a ca.se of equity, on
an application by the Schuylkill Naviga
tion Company, for an injunction to restrain
Thna filii 1 IpfiHirnmr frAm r.lnointv hia nnul
dirt in such a poaitivo ut u .-y Ka (
washed down the stream, to the injury of
the holders of property by the overflow
ing of the stream, by which the Company
ara rendered liable for damages. The
Judge granted the injunction, on the prin
ciple that a man must uso bis property
eo as to do the least injury to others.
' S Missouri. The Democrat counts upon
I an emigration into Missouri of twentf. '
thousand families, "at the opening of
' 5 navigation, and the first breath of vernal
I." 1 air." The Democrat is right in believiDg '
f that the impulse to free emigration to Mis
Ji Z Eouri wa9 given by the victory iu St. Lou-
i is of the free labor or whitn man s party,
and that the continuance of this emigra
tion will depend upon the unabated efforts
and onward progress of that party.
TnE Spring Bonnets. It is stated of
the forthcoming new bonnet?, that the de
cided new feature is a point in the middle
of the front slightly drooping towards the
f jrehcad not raised, as last season. The
inside rouchc no longer extends all around
the face, but appears only at the sides,
making amends by greater fullness, for
its diminished length. The trimmings
across the top of tho bonnet have also dis
appeared. Died Alone Ellen liaglcy.aged seven
teen years, was recently found dead in her
bed room, in Susquehanna county. She
had been left alone in the house at noon,
but intended to go to singing school that
evening, and had partly dressed herself
for that purpose, when (as it is supposed)
she wag attacked by congestion of the
brain, and, falling, died all alone,probably
ggrThe man who recently married
Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, is a
printer. A law in Germany requires ev
ery man to have some means of earning a
livelihood for himself, and the young
l'rince chose to become a type-sticker.
Good luck, brother !
From various parts of the country we
hear of more favorable signs of the times.
Factories, mills and shops are being put
into operation. All we need is a protec
tive tariff, which, however, we can not
Lave at long as wc are ruled by tho Cot
tun Slave Lords of the South.
Allsop, one of the conspirators against
the life of Napoleon, is supposed to be in
this country, probably in Philadelphia or
New Vork. He is described as a gray
haired, smooth-chinned Englishman, CO
jears of age.
I'kilosophcrs say that shutting the eyes
makes tho hearing more acute. A wag
mggesta that this accounts for so many
closed eyes at church during sermon time.
There is a lady down cast so high minded
that sho disdains to own that she bas
common tcusr. There are n great many of
the fame Eort ckcirhere
THE WEAVER OF NAUMBURG :
I lie Triumphs oi' HeckneH.
It was as Wolf had feared. When Frau
Ursula learnt what her husband had agreed
to undertake, she uttered a loud lamenta
tion, accuMug bim of want of love for her
atid his numerous children ; of needlessly
risking their lives and his own for the
sake of those who had no claim upon him.
"What are the plague-stricken to you?-'
she said,passionately;"your place is at your
loom, and in the midst of your family,not
iu the chamber of death. Look at your
children ; see how healthy, how rosy, how
wellgrown they are; and would you after
all the years of care, toil, privation, and
anxiety which they have cost us, expose
j them to the danger of being carried off in
I a few days ? Tell me, how much are they
to give you for the lives of your children?
i How large is the bribe fur which you are
! to yield up yourself and us to the black
1 death ? In all our poverty, were we not
. harpy hanniir thau the buri'hpr-master.
... ' . 0
j our governor ? Children ! L'rwin, lka
j trice, all of you, up! beseech your father
uot to sell your lives ; not to make or-
phaus of you ; entreat him to keep the ,
, oU wa,s at oc? ""W"" I
chtldren, who seizca his hands, s.ruked his
cheeks, embraced hts knees, and assaulted
, htm with caresses and earnest petitions ;
hts wtfe meanwhile, weeping so bitterly
that It Ullotlt have melted a '-' 'ivuc
, to sen )o- !" meek and mild and gen
! tie as Wolf was, his resolution remained
j "Wife! I'rsula !" said he, striving to free
himself from the children, "when you see
one whom you love, sinking under a heavy
weight, will you add a fresh load to it, or
will you help him to bear it ? A heavy
burdeu is laid upon me, which, on your
account, almost crushes me; but the com-
maud of my Savior,the will of my burgher
master, and my duty as a citizen, have
imposed it upon me, and I ma; not shake
it off again. Christ our Lord has said, we
niust even lay down our lives for the bre
thren ; aud whosoever will save his life
shall lose it, but whosoever shall lose Lis
life for his sake, shall find life eternal. If
it be God's will, the black death will find
US OUl Wlluuu. ww buauo
houses ; but if it please bim to prolong our
lives, he can preserve us as wonderfully as
he did the three holy men in Nebuchadne ,
rar's fierv furnace."
As Wolt was not to DC movcu irom uis
purpose, bis family ceased by degrees their
entreaties and lamentations. W ith a
... r- , . - r i nir
cnccrlul Heart and nrm irusi iu uou, n on ,
entered upon bis dangerous office. He
became the adviser, preserver, and comfor
ter of the sick and their relatives. His
activity and vigilance saved many lives.
15y bis consolations he preserved many
from despair ; by bis attention and care be
rescued yet more in the infected bouses
from the pangs of hunger. The conscious
ness of doing so much good, filled bim
with indescribable satisfaction, and set him
above all fear of danger, which perhaps
was the cause that he escaped the infec
tion. Wolfs example had also great in
fluence with bis family ; and, as they be
came accustomed to the danger, their anx
ious fears gradually subsided. It is, of
course, to be understood, that whilst Wolf
was occupied in the management of bis
important trust, which put complete
stop to his linen-weaving, ho and bis fam
ily were liberally supplied with all that
they required from the town revenues.
In the course of two months the pesti
lence, which had carried off so many vie-,
timo. and placed so many families in
1 - i
mourning, disappeared from the town of
Naumburg. Men are more commonly
moved to repentance and thankfulness by
the chastisements than by the bounties of
God. The inhabitants of Naumburg, ac
cordingly, celebrated their deliverance
from the plague by appointing a day of
general thanksgiving. Ono of the most
deeply affected by the day was Wolf, the
linen-weaver : and with good reason ; for
had not the Lord done great things for
him and his ? Not one of bis beloved
ones was taken from bim, and be looked
with a grcatful heart upon bis wife and
eight children, who were on their knees
beside him, uniting with him in prayer
and praise. Had not the black death
passed over bis bouse, even as the destroy
ing angel passed over the bouses of the
Israelites, in the night when all the first
born of the Egyptians were slain ?
O;hers,however, celebrated the day in a
different way. Out of the black straw by
which the infected houses had been dis
tinguished, a figure was made to represent
the black death, and fastened to the top
of a pole. The bearers of it were preceded
by Stein with his drum, whilst the noisy
rabble formed the advance and rear
guard. As tbey proceeded, the multitude
rapidly increased, and the black death was
carried out of tho town in triumph, and
given np to the flames outside the gates,
with loud shouts of joy. This auto de fe
took place in nearly all the towns and
villages which had been visit
pliguc, and was for a lorg I
repeated on a certain day, until at length
the mcaniug of this whimsical ceremony
was forgotten, and the observance of it was
prohibited by the authorities, on account
of the ri'jt and disorder which frequently
After formally ret-igning bis well exe
cuted trust, Wolf returned, with feelings
of inward delight and satisfaction, to his
''Dear valued friend'said he to it,"who
has been so many years the constant sup
port of my family, how glad I am to sit
down before thee and once more throw
me Miuuic : i iuiuk iuou musi nave
missed me a little. And,so saying, olf j
set to work: with the zest and cagcruess of,
a hungry man at his meal.
He was, however, soon interrupted by j
a messenger with a summons to the coun-
cil house. He started and exclaimed :
"What am I wanted for now ? Surely
the black death is not come back again !
Heaven forbid !'' And he followed the
messenger in great disquietude.
When, after a considerable time, he re
turned to his bouse, his stooping gait and
slow steps foreboded nothing good to his
anxiously expectant wife.
"Andreas, Andreas !" sho cried, as he
entered the room, "what can be the mat-'
ter ? V more cast down than you
i did when you had undertaken the charge
j of th(J gick ? Wbat did want
J JQU at lLo CQUnci, house ?
! Wolf Jrow , , brcathi ,ooked at hig
wife witb a .-J -I
am m..le , mnimnn-niineilman "
"A common councilman !" exclaimed
his wife, iu astonishment ; "and you speak
as dolefully as if it was a greai misfor
"I am qoito ashamed of myself," an
swered Wolf. "It is not suitable for a
simple weaver to be a member of the town
couucil." "But," replied Ursula, "how can they
make you a common-councilman,when you
have no property in the town ? Such an
exception has never been made."
"Hut I have property now," said Wolf,
quietly, "and am become a householder."
Ursula laughed. "A snail's house,then,
it must be ; for not even a dog-kennel or a
ben-house could we buy for ourselves."
"I have not bought the bouse; it bas
been given tome," said Wolf, coloring,
be serious and speak plainly. II ow came
you to get a bouse, and what sort of a
one is it ?"
"It is the house of the late locksmith's
.. - 4 ,r.
widow, in oener circcr, wuo icn uu ucm,
which consequently devolved to the town.
You know the house ; it is not a largo one,
with three windows in front and two stories
high ; but quite large enough for us."
"Is it possible !" cried Ursula, in joyful
astonishment. "Are vou not imposing
upon me ?"
"No, indeed," Baid Wolf. "Our town
rmineil Lu made ns a present of the house,
as a reward for what I have done as over
seer of the sick. It is so expressed in the
deed of gift. And that is what makes me
so ashamed. For have I not already been
paid more than I could have earned by
weaving ? Was not the pleasure of being
permitted to save so many human lives,
and receiving the grateful thanks of those
placed under my care, a far richer reward
than I looked for 1 Will not the people
now say of me, that I odIjt took the othce
for ! soidid love of lucre ?"
Wolf preached to inattentive ears. No
onc listened to bis last words. "Uavo you
heard, children ?" said Ursula exultingly,
"we have a house of our own I A large
handsome house, with kitchen and parlor,
and windows, doors, and stairs, bas been
presented to your father by the town coun
cil. We need not live in lodgings any
more. And be is made a common-councilman,
too. Tbat is the next step to an
alderman, and a lucrative post. There is
good news for you."
"A bouse ! a bouse !" exclaimed eight
pair of rosy lips in chorus. The children
seized each other's hands and jumped
round tbe llttlo room, raising a cloud of
dust, and nearly upsetting their father's
After the merry noisy carer. had lasted
for a while, Seigbert let go his sister Ade
Igrenda's hand, and, panting for breath,
asked his father "Has our house a gar
den?" "Yes, it has," answered Wolf; "rather
a narrow onc, but long, very long."
New rejoicings followed this intelli
gence. "Can we keep fowls, and geese, and
ducks V inquired Beatrice.
"Nobody can hinder us," replied Wolf.
"I suppose there is not a pigeon cote to
our house," said the pigeon-loving Erwin,
"I rather think I saw dove cote in tbe
centre of the yard," returned Wolf; "but I
really do not exactly know, for it is a long
time since I called to see the late lock
"When are we to enter our house V
"Could not we soon go to see it ?" said
fCTVk mw.. -.1 ' ..!.-.r.'1 t1r-
ho drew a large and somewhat rusty key
out of his pocket.
"Father !" they all cried at once, "let
ns go directly to see our bouso. Dear fa-
n..., c Ft1Ciuaueu . vouik iiu,iuK
Urged by the delighted children and
their happy mother, Wolf left his loom to
accompany them to the new house. The
children ran on bcfore.and when he reach
tu iuo uoue-, ue. ,ouuu mem an pianieu
in a row in front of it, busily counting
the number of windows, and admiring its
outward appearance. They crowded round
j mm as no uuiockcu me uoor, ana witu
loud exclamations of delight, poured into
the Louse, and dispersed themselves in the
different rooms, giving them all a close in-
A fresh and joyful surprise awaited
them when they entered tho yard. They
here found themselves greeted by a noble
chanticleer, at the head of a number of
hens of various colors. Two white and
two gray geese stood gravely upon onc leg
and twinkled their eyes at their new mas-
tcrs. Five ducks, with bright green and
blue wing feathers, waddled quacking up
to tbem, and aimed with their broad bills
at the children a toes: at which little Dcr-
tba was a good deal frightened and began
"Guckcragoo ! guckeragoo"'now sound-
ed from above their heads; and as the
children turned quickly towards the dove -
cote.Mr.Pigcon raised his feathcrs,stretch-
.4 - ucc-., and made a low bow by
way of welcome to his new friends. Mean -
while Winfrcd had hunted the yard thro'
for a pig-sty, and quickly found one in a
corner, standing on bis toes to peep over
the door, he espied the long snouts of two
young pigs, which immediately set up an
inharmonious grunting, answered by the
happy children with a shout of delight.
"All this bas been given to us by our
noble, generous burgbcr-mastcr," said :
on, aeepiy moved, and witu tears in his
eyes, l tie cnuaren, lollowed by their pa-
rent9, now hastened into the garden, niea- ;
sured its length and breadth, counted tho
fruit-trees, currant and gooseberry bushes,
and calculated its capabilities.
Wolf took no share in these proceedings.
Fie stood undera pear-tree, whose fine ripe :
fruit bung upon the boughs in rich profa- J
fr ' k;. l-o.rl anA ,
ness. "O Lord," he prayed with folded ,
bands, "I am all unworthy of the favors ,
.l... k.. k..nn.j nnnn tho cor.
1 UlkU UWW " - , J
vnnt. lrirve thou me and mine Irom
... t . i '
pride aM arroganoe. r.ei my cuuureu .
grow np in tby faith and fear. Amen." j
"M, good And-," Mid Ursula, join- i
ing ber husband," "how ashamed 1 im!
that I so earnestly dissuaded you from un- j
dertaking the care of the sick. II you had
listened to the entreaties of your foolish
wife, we might have remained as poor as
church mice all our lives."
"But if, instead of being liberally re- j
warded," answered Wolf, earnestly, "we I
bad caught the infection, and some of us
bad died, you would not then have praised
me, but perhaps would have heaped tbe
bitterest reproaches upon me. Oh,Ursula,
Ursula ! wi must not judge of our actions
by the good or harm that may ensue, but
solely by what they are in the sight of
God. Ursula, n dear wife, promise me
that you will remain as you have hitherto
been, bumble and contented. Do not have
pointed shoes with glittering buckles made
for you ; nor wear caps trimmed with gold
spangles; nor dress up the children in
finer clothes than they have hitherto worn.
Then shall we continue in the good repute
which we have enjoyed up to this time,
and those who envy us will bave no just
ground for fault-finding. Now,please,call
the children here."
When Wolf saw them all around him,
he said in an agitated voice : "Well, my
dear children, how do you like onr new
property ? Docs it please you ? Arc you
satisfied with it ?"
"Ob, beautiful, splendid, magnificent !"
resounded on all sides.
"By linen-weaving I could not bave
gained this house in twenty or thirty
years," continued Wolf, "even had I work
ed doubly hard at my loom. But two
months' care of the sick has done what
thirty years of incessant toil could not bave
accomplished. Conscqucntly,wc have not
earned our new possessions. They are a
generous present from our beloved native
town, to which we are therefore bound to
be grateful all our lics. Promise me,
tben, my dear children, tbat you will, all
of you, faithfully and honestly scrve our
town and its inhabitants ; yea, even ven
ture your lives for them, if necessary, and
without expecting any other reward than
tbe approval of your conscience."
"Yes, yes, yes,"responded tbe children,
giving their father their bands in confirm
ation of their promise. The next day the
weaver's family entered their modest little
house. Wolf commissioned a painter who
was passing through the town, and who
bought a piece of linen from him, to paint
picture of a snail with his shell on his
back, and had it fixed over his houso-door.
cuaitek I v.
There was never a roc without a thorn,
as Siegbert found, when, by his mother's
directions, he set to work to root up the
uu laugiru ncraj wuicu overran inc
long neglected garden, whilst Lis elder
i brothers and sisters were at school,and the
j little ones with their mother i-i the house,
! The poor boy's back ached with the con-
- j staut stooping ; his fingers smarted with
mggiug ai roe siuuoorn weeds, and Lis
;? ifUW go to sleep from the cramped Oh ! how long must I wait before anybody 1 scrve how beautifully he has created everj
mion in which he stood. Hot and tired will see after me and help me !" ! thing, you would not speak in that way.
he was, he worked resolutely on, until As she spoke, the little girl mournfully ' UaVe you ever noticed that ca-h plant
; uc uearu tue sweel voice 01 a child in the
neighboring garden, calling out "Chick,
; chick,chick ! bunny, bunny 1 comc,comt!"
The garden from whence the sounds pro -
; cccded belonged to Herr Muller, the mas-
; ter of the school which stood opposite to
i his house, and was the sama that Soir-
' bert's brothers and sistcra attended
j Schools were not then what thoy are now.
The art of printing was not yet invented ;
' bocks were consequently scarce and very
I dear. The youth of those days were only
j very imperfectly taught reading, writing,
j singing, and accounts. Many branches
of knowledge, which are now considered a
npeess.nrs nnr nf ...Inxntmn n-,,,-,, ii, .
1 ' J J ifblu .III II HU-
: heard of. Horr Jlullor l-d ono child, a
daughter of nine years of age, who bad
fr0m her earliest infancy been weak and
j delicate. The poor child suffered from
! contraction of the muscles of one leg,wbich
J rjrcve.nted hur from wa-llinu. and at times
gave her great pain. Little Johanna's
, bodily defieiencies were, however, more
than compensated by the powers of her
uiitid. She was quick and intelligent be-
yond her years, and her education had ca,lcJ out "Johanna, shall I come over father being a musician and schoolmaster,
been carefully attended to by her fond ( t0 Jou aLd Puu jour chair along ?'' j these things are quite right for him."
father. Johanna also possessed a pcculi- j "Who is there ?" said the little girl in ' "Oh !" cried Johannafzialously, "SjIo
arly sweet and pleasing voice, which her 8arrrise,turning her face towards the new-; mon was a great and wise king, and yet
father had diligently cultivated. i fashioned speaking-trumpet. j he could speak of the cedar that grows
There followed upon her calls of invita-; '3 ' " answered the boy, "your new upon Lebanon, and tf the hyssop that
tion to her pets, such a fluttering,rutling, ;
and flapping of wings,as excited the young '
gardener s curiosity, and induced him to
peep through a hole in the wooded rarti-!
tion which separated the two gardens. He
could distinctly see the little girl seated
iu an easy chair, which was set upon ,
wheels, and surrounded by a multifarious '
assemblage of animals, consisting of hens
anl chickens, white and colored doves, j
bold snarrCws. red jfarts. finches ad vU !
SRng Suets, pf ri TIfflo BM.I, luVh ;
spuuum ra ... .
scrauibiioi tor tne looa WE
scramoi ng .or ,ne oou
distributed amongst them with a liberal ;
linnil Th selionlmaster s warden rescni'
- . ,
bled a paradise, in wwcu ma various am-.
, . " ,uu , " a '
Joh s "Sf ' f" a P J llt,le ,
,uul uu, "V r
rows and a tiuy goldfinch were rcck.ng tho
t.. r, !, tnn l.ill hrp nlaful
rabbits nibbled cabbage leaves from her
" . L(j eaJ Li3 magnificcnt tai,
.iif(Tej in ,he sun. and the cccse
and ducks gabbled in noisy chorus.
Seigbert could not take bis eyes off this
lovely picture. He entirely forgot bis
work and bis mother's injunctions. "How
I should like to have ono of those beauti-
tul pcacccs s learner. : m ,...". !
, . m:n .r..n
"How rich the schoolmaster must bc,to 1
able to buy such an expensive creature ! Is
not the peacock a prince among the birds?
No, a king, the emperor himself, for docs
not he wear a crown upon bis bead ? and !
arc not the blue feathers on his neck far I
more gorgeous than the emperor's purple
I.;- il nmrp sr,Vn,li,l than
, ' , ,, . iii,,f ii..t
the sceptre and tho imperial globe r But!
that bulfinch is rcallv 'mite shameless!
, ... i,.i.., !
It is throwing the corn about in the basket i
., . n i i-i t, t .
as if it were all bis own,likc a rich farmer
in his granary.
If I were in Johanna's
1... T Mrti.bl oicilo i.,ift1i htm and
!iaie, a .J"' J - i
bim in i cage, and make Liiu ring to mo
all the year round." j
At this moment Johanna opened her
pale lip?, and, with a clear sweet voice,;
" IinM I wcr little lira. ilh lielit an airy inp:
rwo'trlhr I ! mltly y. au.l m mly IM : I
Lutv.in Hi. wbb; ami nr 1 eit.alon. and lilrtc.. j
'Vet, 1-orJ, there to a flara aboro, th mansion of th :
Where'bii loogni with dowiiko ning. to and u
TtuibeV Ir"uij i, loo, fp-d my way for Tbouart tm;
And in Unit home of pore delight forgrt my wrrowe here."
igbert listened with delight until the
t sounds bad ceased. He then said
lrl mcIIb Ihinlt it bet-
lu . 1
ter to be rich Ilcrr Mullcr's daughtcr,than f
a poor little bird that the first bird-catcber
that comes may take in bis net, and twist
its bead off. And I would rather be here
tban across the sea, into which many a
bird, tired with fljicg, must fall and be
When all the food bad disappeared, the
birds and rabbits acted like ordinary
friends and acquaintances, who,whcu they
bave eaten enough, turn their backs upon
their host and go tbeir way. Johanna
looked sorrowfully after her pets as they
went, some walking, others flying lightly
through tbe air ; and when they were all
gone, she took up two pointed sticks which
t --.'.',- hrr and !w.Mn.wi'' ,''":'
I ved along quite easily. Seigbcrt watched
; her progress with fresh delight. All at
1 once the little chair stood still. Johanna
j in vain exerted all her strength ; it would
; not move irom the spot. Alter many
fruitless attenipts,she laid down the stick
and leaned back exhausted and panting
f r broath. After a while f-ho sail in a
plaintive voice : "Father is in the Fchool.
' and mother is g mo out, and Eva is iu the
kitchen, where the ean uot hear me call.
laid her Leal on her hand, and sighed
; deeply. Iu a short time she raised it again
! and said earnestly "Oh that I was a
' LirJ or," she added after a pause, "if I
Lut Pa'r of duck's or goose's legs 1
1 tbould be very thankful even for them."
And two iar
tears rau down her pal
I P'-igbert, who had just thought Johanna
onc tLe most enviable of human Icings,
; uow compassionated her from the bottom j
u's heart. "Oh !" sai l he to himself,
'ia Tllte forgotten that the poor lirtte
S'r' 013 a contracted leg, aud cannot walk
1 seP- To think that che would be
thankful for a pair even of ducks' or
' S'osc's leg, ! Why, I have two good leg-,
"i'h which 1 can scramble over hedge and
,iitcu ' 5csi or j'JmP CTtr this fence if I
like- IeSs are t'? more precious to
c than the handsomest wheel chair, and
! a" tne Peaeocks, ducks "ese, fowls, dovea.
KD!l rabbits in the world."
i Scigbert now put bis mouth to the hole
I Le baJ leeD raping through, as to the
1 mouth Piccc of a speaking trumpet, and
neighbor ; my name is Seigbert." I
"ul 1 dJ "ol at a11 tDOW Ju, otjected (
"Wc can soon mend that," answered
s'efc!ucrt a" J the next moment he was '
"stride upon tne renee which separated
llie tw0 garJl:I. "There l"he said, with !
a sm'lc "B0W J sec who I am. Shall '
jump down aud push you along.or not?"
"J5ut yu w!1 P"ck yourself with the
DriarswbicIi.roLlnn the femv.'- asul
- - - t
Look , hov 0 Tnn the thoras ;
... , t. ,
into vou, cried tne lime gin in a uistrcss- ,
J 1 I
Seigbert stuck fast in i
with all his might to free himself from ;
fa K t tiU .. sai j
" hii wa ttiu'ltutX, j
out" of tac briars
u of the briars
cd Johanna, "and jour left cheek is bleed-
ing too !'
"It is only the skin," said Seigbert, in
a consolatory tone, hiding the smart with
a forced smile,"and that soon heals again'
and he caught bold of the back of the
chair to push it along.
The little girl hastily stopped bim.
'Let meseeyour handsandyour cheek,"
sho sani. in ber sweet cersuasive loucs.
y- " ' ' ... .... , . : -,.
CCIUtTfc UUlLU) ilUU uifjau wuu i
a skilful though somewhat trembling hand ,
to draw out the thorns for him. "Docs it
hurt very much '"she asked, looking anx-
imislv ?n his fice-. I
"Ouly like a great bite," answered Seig-1
bert. smilinc strain, aud twinklins the i
it& OUl oi nis eyes.
"The thorns must come out," said the
. . ' . :
"else they wou d festcr,and tbat would last
. ' ' , ,
much lorecr, and hurt a great deal more. '
, ,b '. . , , , ,
lucre ; ,s lUK 1
hnw it would be poor eeigoeri. me;
stout, hearty boy looked, in comparison ;
with the pale and delicate Johanna, like i
the full moon beside the last quarter a i
contrast that struck Seigbert himself. "Do ',
you not get enough to eat ?'' he exclaimed;
i Uvnn loot ns nnlntindas thin as a farthiui? i
"My poor leg " "C cause of that, an-
swered Johanna; "not that 1 have too
little to eat."
"And you have very little slrcngth,too,"
continued Seigbert ; "for only look, with
onc band and with a very slight push, 1
! can send your chair forward ; whilst you
qe tire yourself, and can not move from
I IU crt. I
. , , , , .:
si?hcd the little girl
"That is very strange," said Seigbert.
"How can the weakness of one h g make
you so pale and thin and feeble ?''
"When one member suffers, my father
says, tho other members suffer with it,"
replied Johanna, gravely.
"Yes, that is true," nodded Seigbert ;
"for when my little brother Winfred, who
is, as I may say, a member of us, bad the
small pox and was very ill, we all suffered
with bim, mother especially. That was a
sad time 1 But your garden is much pret
tier thau ours. We have hardly anything
but weeds and stinging nettles."
"My father says," answered Johanni,
"lliat vcn tiling whii'i 'J'- i Vt- crt-'! i
J f .ome w, though we do not always
"Yes," said Sci'lert lau-hin", "the
f thorns ia v"ur fence are ve A'od f r
; s. ; ;n onn hut fjr Doth
tng iiilu one, but ijr Dothing else,
r ise bushes ani eooiebcrrv-bushej
, are n,ufal Allows t3o, and wish no ono
I lifiK It U n.-.i r.t ..,: i t .i,,
j Da reprovingly, "to Cad fault, "with wbaC
: (;0J has ma.le. If von took rains to ob
has different leave
somo round, somo
narrow, some long leaves ? ono is jagged
at the edge, another quite plain ; one U
light green and another dark. Just LolJ
np a leaf to iLc light, and you will p rcciva
that it has veins passing thuugh it in a t
directions, which are its blood vessels."
"How very clever you are '." said Sieg
bert, in astonishment. How do you know
"My father has taught rae to ..saisa
everything, however small; f 1 since I
have done si, I never find t'ue time to
long when I am alone in the garden or in
the house. I watch the busy ants an. I
l,ep m. I r;,!..r n!n ft,-;-
www " J - - . t . . 1 J f ' " -'
: webs and Citch flies in them, and ho.v th j
birds carry straws and feathers to their
nests, and teach the young ones to fly ;
and many other pretty things besides."
have never troubled myself about
. ika -wt-.-," .;a S.;gLcrt. "nor my
father either. To be sure my father u a
linen-weaver and cimraon-councilman.anj
can not attend to leaves and bird, and
ants and bees, and such like vermin. Your
springs out of the wall. My father told
me all this, and he never says anything
that is not tm."
Oil, but kings have cot so much to d J
as a linen-weaver and common councilmen
of Naumburg," answered Siegbert "All
that they need do, is to sit upon a golden
throne, holding the sceptre and the impe-
i rial globe in their hands ; and lo eat aui
j drink a great deal, and ride ia a gilt coa.h
;wm . rnal.M-uJr hnrae "
omo had to sit from early morning till
jn eVculog m A. jujameQt ,Jltt
an,laecii0 th,e bro'.t before him V
sua. on o
.,csr- 1 l c: , 1 - . t
next garden, ca.iing, -ciegocr., cugok .
whf -r can you possibly be ?"
"Here !" answered the boy as loud as he
cou!(L leavirg hold of Johanna's chair,
"As soon as I may, I will come back
again, if you would like it," ho said ; ani
D , J
b o -
disappeared over the fctcc, andran to tell
; his mother where he bad been, and all tbat
! had happened. Master Wolf and his wife
! had, as may be supposed, no objection that
their children should be intimate with so
I well t rcnht-np a child as the schoolmis
j tci'a li'tlc daughter. A-,bowevcr,tho way
over the paling and through the thorns
was by no means a convenient one, a littlo
doorway was, by mutual consent, made ia
f..nr.. ,irolJh which the children.
- ; o '
well as their parents could visit eacu oiucr
whenever they pleased. -
Ths Song cf the Sewing Machine.
ti. r. iic-ii-ic tcut:fui linn aro from ih r-n or
?iftd lajy In Ciurwaati, written in a nm- n f-f la-fir-riti-.n.
after huTinsr ul one i f (ir.oviR k !:! ' cvlu
t.rt.-a s.wii.g owUm...-, m n -rutin.- i,r fmii
iog..a..u.iH.ii. .-.. &-(w. tutmw
T (-nrm" fvi'O the rralm of ib-nzli. I
Oli' awvlconn- in ofiy lion;
Y .r I t.nr; in bt trail a irau ji r i:n -( -
A frit-ad lollie weary "P-.inr.-tK K-.t
And oy irr nhiD l ba eift for all
ho .Hticiuum my uJ in tLe ?ir.Dg an I F-U-
9 .- r,;? i nXtivniu-". I r.Tn ;
An-i. 1 l"t a uv-;tf l onus t-"-- .
Ti the w.vry houwwif- an har from rarr
An -hour fr improv1 uifiit." f r tfi- iUMi. f..r r.;
An "h.-ur firnfiw . tUutiht it I:- ia
To iu k r- ?l f-ttiirs tVi Ui iLe wiui-t I T ic..
Iron', with a cWiful for? I m.
A titi I h-p-n lon thn u-h ihe ..ri-J to r am ;
'N. ajrh tti' mn '-f tli Tr.-pr? 1 !l liTt nay wtuj
In th ic halls .( th North I'll hii;
And fln."runit-t f Fnv. fn in Biain t-itnain,
TU triticiFhihalt if. I rfmy uc.a! r. i :n-
CosviCTSD OF IloMictPE. Oa Satur
day Iat, an Irishman named Jjhn Kilpat
rick, charged with tho murder of Jqj.
M t'raikcn, was found guilty of murd.r
in the first d.-gree. The case, was triid
by JuJgcs Allison and Ludiow, of I'hi a-
ia. The parties were ilrajmcn, ana
After the fighting
walked up to hi
victim, wtio was stanaing at mc orw
bis borso, and stabbed him through tho
A Sad Accident occurred in Kirbmon l,
Tioga Co, 11th ult. Mr. Augustus Caw,
discovering smoke issuing from an upper
room of bis dwelling, entered tbe roon.
for the purpose of extinguishing the fire.
After groping several minutes iu the dense
smoke which filled tht room, be was fwc
cd to retire, in a half suffocated condition,
and survived but a short time thereafter
Father Sawyer of Bangor, ibe venr ra
ble preacher, who has reached hi lO.'J
year, has just ucvired fiom govrrnmf nt &
l.nlwarrmt .t" 10i ner-a, f-r miHv
.vTt.., . i., til. U r---l
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