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MOVDIT, IPRII. . IS.-JS.
A Failaelpiian in Kew York.
Dria tHaosirti Over here, a!ijL"ff il.e
'li-.-ckerb ockrii" .n tr..s te.ilam, tra:iv
tl.i.e t'.if yi.a ti.r.y ; ase to calj my heaJ
rce!.r.; .:h ii. r..!.!".- of tiie place 1
ccu!u i.Ltheij. tii.u.g a me&tal tenr to the
jracfu! fts I have inhabited at sundry
tiir.es, r.r,.! uh:!e wardering among the hills
cf t ar i d S:a:e, I g .1 up as f..r as Lewis
targ. and cf c. urse thi-ught f the Chronicle.
Y.'U d':i."t 5'.e:c I !i:ivc any New V t-c.rre-r.r.ic:.:,
ar.J s I";: a:-r:iil iiye:: to t!.ai o:'
fice pro ttm. I
lirre, they thfre is r.o such p!ice in
the uh:-? u:(.vere as Xew YcrK, arr1, as the
Yankee p- iii;c:an sa.J, I :.;;;y uc-.IIzu.'t Ii
is siu p?ner:3, so'us, u:..ue ;t : Now
York, i.:r txrui'iice, arjd nirjinT fc. Eve. :
rv cue you meet is ruh;ng heail.nj some
viitie, t u: uhtre that is, I icn't Lt.i.w, fur if
you C 'j ir.e very j-Jtr.ring oC riace.they arc
ra sh.r. s:ili. I: y t u ant to cross Broa-iway
In In.n i - v k o. , iah netst r::h:T f
era! unitr z z:n h' rsr. or over inr !
U as a:.y car;, carriages anl cmn.hi tx- !
cue tLe -t ti-sc--," thev are nrt ititc tried ftr '
j-uii.e i 1 '- se:vit. n. ar.di. hly imprij tr and
jfycu s . tetri 1 to dt-a:h, n's ail rlit.you
l.ai a: i-js.ess :o ran into danger, busi
ness gvts cn at :!.e same heaiion pace, bat,
lu the wh.les;t"e way, there is less of that
Kiasa.ve ei'.ti.r ?hi w uhich we have in
l'..i'.a.ie'p':i.a, ar; m..re I:!e; leas dr-penience
ca iniegr.!y ar. 1 ':uiy, an J riMie pushing.
Easiness men, he;. do not take it tVr grant
e! that :ae tjy:r ir.'m a d.siance knows
what he wan is ; they te.l him. It" ihy err in
jadfjiei.t. smkiici, ti.cy are at least to be
cred;iei wi;ii a d:sp'js::iL n to obliee.
This leitig "H'jiy Week," there is net the
usual activity. You caa hard y appreciate
the erTt-ct it bus or. G,inam. In J'nuadelphia,
starchy ho-r cf :!, but ncre it is ihe cry
cf every me; and yet, from ihe numherltss 1
riurr.L-er cf Jews c ne meets, you wi u.'d hardly
think Iluly AVtek" dare be named. ;
I wen: to the Academy of Musie, !?st eve- '
r.nz. tc i.tar the Orati.no cf the Messiah per
f. rmed ty the New Yrk Harmonic Society
end seme c f ihe rnT..Lcrs cf the Opera Cum
jai.y, zr.l 1 am bound to say that I was utter
ly disappointed. In the first place, the house,
vhich has teen exuKei to the very clouds.
i so far ir.fir:.-r to the Academy cf cur "vil
laee," that etie feels an?ry at the comparison. :
I: posscsfi ncr.htr comfort nor convenience,
and is no'.hir.j but a mass of gilt gingerbread
work, ni is as uncomfortable as a pull.c
fch .:h:ase. llerr Formes, the great Basso,
sang m his usual style, but Engli.-h recita
tive, in ihe m.'ti'.h if a German who can r."t
speak the langtiaje, is simply ridiculous.
trmes is, however, the greatest artist I have
ver seen, atid f -.ual'y good in any part. The
Soc.ety, which has been bragged up in the
p?.pers f t its eicellent rendering cf the
chorusses, is everyway inferior to at least two
I'hr.aielphia societies, and made a complete
1 teak-down in one chorus, so much so. that
Formes was cimpelied to take up ihe bass
part ar. ! carry it through himself. Madame
D'Angri's solo, -He was despised," wa the
most touching piece of vocalization I have
ever heard, but did not compensate for ihe
inferiority of the grand chorus of "three hun
dred and fifty' voices (I counted them ; :
there were at least eighty.) the uncemforta- j
l ie iron backed seats, one of which I broke
smack cfT" is leaning back and the iceber
ftan coldness of the house; ar.dj when the'
'Haliclnjah chorus," at the end of the second
part, in sung, I beat a retreat, and now that
I have blown til my wrath, which has been
pent up f.r some hours, I feel better, and
wishing yea cod r.-.ght. I shall roil into bed
a: peace u.ia myself and t -ut U monde.
rk-rrai.ni Vamr. April 3, IS".
Mi. En-rot I have a broiner livtc; ia
Indiana, whose name is .Jonathan Byler. I
would l.ketr. send h.m a present which I
'" the CLrmiUt would do weil for one.
I' ease send it six monins.
Here is your money. Send to, Ac.
Sarti Bruit. '
rp"Vcry often, we receive orderssimilar to ;
tie above. There is no more kindly or val
t.t '. memento t f friend to friend, than a week- '
iy paper from one's former residence. We
s-.nd ever fjiy copies of our paper to old citi
' tisof this neighborhood ia the Western
-a;c. En,. Cmoe.
Mi.kicg three times a day, when cows
five a go a quantity r f milk, i sai 1 to le
i f-ct .-Ivitt'rr f:x .;.
Lei Every Oae Raise Something!
ITncr mini? tlim::nnd4 Iiava said, uurinf?
tie r r.-t Kii.'tr, '-If those hard times had
oi iv come on at early Spriny, insteaJ of
euiiv i'ii we frbDuld have leen able to
staa i it, we could have earned our Ur
ii -, fr:m the ground, ia the Summer.
u c cm u
ami plant, if nianuficturiDp
ciiriincr. tradicg, aal commerce are dull.'
Trua enough, lint Spring Las now ar, J, by the time thoj r.?acbeJ the marlct-c-m?,
an! nnr.ey matters are not mue'u place, tboy formed fjuite a troop of bejs
imp rovcJ, anJ tins of thousands will fitiJ and girls, litre was a fountain whicb
no work in tbeir line. -Viir it your time piured it clear waters into a large trougb,
ti lay out !an3 for catniDg sometbing around which aaotber troop of childreD
e.rl.iiu to stay tbo prgs of burger of your- wis standing, with their eyes fixed up.D
' self or your famiiy, even if you can not soruetbing on the ground. It was a strange
cam nioTiey. If y?u are out cf work or spirL..jckiiig man, who sit loaning bis
otb-r employment, or have only half aul back agaiust the lower part of the water
irtsurrkieut or nominal wages, now is your trough. His cap was pmhed back on bis
time to secure a piece of land to cultivate, bead, and bis straight, yellow hair fell
if you can not get work from farmers. All over bis Euaburnt forehead, which was
you l 'un.'r?, bangers on, and unemployed disfigured by a deep, purple sc.-r. Ano-
whoever yna are I look out for S3tue land thir sear extended from the corner of Lia
a fe rods cr a few acres plow it well, mouth to bis ear, and indicated pretty
or spa Je it deeply pulveiiz;", drain, and plainly that bis profession wa3 cot of the
manure sow, plant, (and weed) the most most peaceful description. His dress con
us- fu! and profitable seeds, for family sup- gisted of a doublet of coarse brown cloth
port and f --r sale. If anything better and dirty deer-skia hese, with short boots
' comes in your way, you can dispose of your on hie feet. A stout broadsword a iigo,
products on some terms, inJ take hold of iu those days, of a free man hung by bis
the better paving business. But, by p- side, lie appeared to have sunk down
tiect toil in the earth, yoa can earn much beside the water-trough in great exhaus
towards a liur.g, and perhaps something tion or serious illness. His mouth was
ov,.r ; you can gain a goo J stock of health ; ' half open and be pinted for treath, and a
you cau be kept from the temptations of deadly paleness over.-jread Lis weatber
idlrncss; and above all you ein enjoy more beaten countenance. But what most
che ri'u'.aess of mind than if repining in plainly betrayed how much be was suffer
indolence, suffering from real or imaginary , in:, was fiwJ gi j ftii
wants, living lii ,F"Dge upon your of bis deeply sunken eyes.
rrft:r,d, tr wasting time and money in The children looked upon the stranger
bootless efforts to '-hunt up" work, which with a mixture of curiosity and fear. A
is rjuite as likely to End yoa as yon are to low murmur ran through the youthful cir-;
l! it. cle, but not one of the children either ad-
j"t s, get 3ome land work it on shares, dressed a sympathising question to the
or by some other means and you will do sick man, or ventured to tffer Lim any '
g ol, get good, and be ready to engage assistance. ( j
with more zest and stronger arms an! , "The strange man lying there," said a
fuller lungs in any money paying business little girl to the new-comers, "wanted to
that may present itself npon a change of go up the steps to the water-trough, but
times. staggered and fell down. Whether Le
Many cf the female members of families ' wanted to drink or to wash himself, I da
can in the cool seasons of the day aul ma- not know." - i
tcriaily in winning a livelihood from the On bearing this, Erwin hastily ran op :
earth, Ly a littla work at weediDg, &c, in : the steps, aurt, taking hts leather Cap from '
gardens. small share of the year's bead, be turned it insido out and held it
f-v.1 Cn t, foUEj by a little diligent under the spout, till it was filled to the
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From lU Afir Znd.n rrvnici4.
GROW VS. KEITT.
' S nthrrn" i-.ni 3-wn l:k- fl Kr on ,; prrjl
Jt r.'l t c!.itlrv I, .in f i,t'. . the ffrT :
Ai-1 t.crir-1 With a o!iUj, while hibcKk lis iBeim,
W Lai t-usiusB taifjoui.nu.1 u ot the boua I''
Thfn Ft"V" Mr.Cr'.w qni:eay nj eo!
tli- ki.' w h ni s huliT, au-l thi.'jhl Lim ft f(l .)
'1 ri.L' I 1- mamuin. in this !)! of the frt
T : j . i.' ti.n 1 ;!. Ml-t -h-r- I b
vi.t iut. n, ' K-it:.'-l'T tbnwerTr omaJtfr
S..' 1 -ir . ;".in. c . ly- "I macl bt I fcidl"
l.i in.-:!.f ui-.ike ti.r --.Mr. Gut-pT."
Kf.t: snit. re a tt..ck tut.ohlirwD uy",
A; .wit- i 'jr w.slili rue wort.u-l the f-uhk of tt free,
1 S i ni i cl cratk." l.l. ia-h OTr met"
s-.' 1 iuislro-f' K-tt -V ll see atul tht,-
. ; . r: r at '-.r w f tk rra. like a wild nf untaio cat.
J i-t l..t-u ckiiif a Btuotir l" iieath bit left ear.
A v 1 T f nti- nian ir'm S-iUlli Calina" fe't ;neeT:
' 1 1. wl.i-i ,r-J tt kl -e'UDner a ' t i.Ai.Tef bj orx-w :
liui -vl-ia.ro" l.nc.i, hejast -stttb'jei hiatoa.";
utb. In a terHtte jllpht
rlh. to "La -K iif" the lu-ht 1
La a Hre-Sy w Jtifie:
; up a (.ime-ware ill' .'
i f u ti.. i.' i a. t
' l.r. d uj.
I. j-i IVtu Jt "-u.
KG1 11 n-em-!! eery p.'alD
-lriev j ilr-a ' w-util ril Lira ajrain.
u :sr..-:.f.jn i-a there. "?tr:kiLC lui riiiht ai-1 .efl
t.tiii-' e Mi-i-.tj pi i-f reason ber,f: .
Tli.- .- utt. h,t ti.t .North a -trrit-le .iic"
Ine N-.rth miae a -pruh" ai.d "o3 w. Qt awii"
Tr:. i. -". n.irj a eh -ut. ax-t ui- went a r-ar,
ll ti-n tl.- w'l wa- n t-tiee-l with "t-aek ..le Vf&ra i
Aa l Ui-- -.nh. 1- Imcrn and ecj yiuethe rip.
IL Up.-.t ite heaJ wje turned 'rouuj aa well aa Ibewi.
N -w. rare i ret'-red: af. whenConpr-M ad;?nrns
Ai-i ti e -M- mtr" u t--ulh I arolii-a rttnrc.i
It; Iri. Di' nmv d.rtare ' lieha l.-t all hi Wlla"
1 :.at Nrtb.rn-r'- jave ttim particular fitr
. t wT. h.-iH lhat tl.- iadief. lonrettiTiK the btw.
Win pre-i.1 h.m a cane, and then U&i up Lu toe.
Another Texas. The whole Admin
istration beirg cow subservient to the
Flave Tower, it is doiDg iw utmost by its
secret agents to get another slice from
Mexico, for slave purpose. Its officers
and their confederates are plotting all the
disent;ions possible at the Capitol ofj
Mexico, and inducing the States to setup ,
"independence" wherever they can. Just
cow, several of the Xorth Eastcrn States :
arc instigated to form a Sierra Madre Re- j
public, under a leader named Vidaurri. ;
The desperate and reckless from the U.
S. are invited to rush into this new Sla-;
very trap, to enact in due time the Texas !
game over again. Let the young remem- :
btr Crabb, Crittenden, and Walker's fate :
in similar efforts at land piracy. ,
EThV Lec7mp"ton' ppeTHre just '.
now in a pretty pickle. About half their
political articles are hot with their wrath !
in denouncing Forney, Douglas, Walker
& Co. ; and the other half are wet with ,
tears as they implore them to como back
and save the party. The South says :
they must believe and act thus and so, or '.
be cut cfthe partv, and keep out UDtil
ihrv repent of their unpardonable fci0. !
The North says they may think and they !
mav do jut as they please, about anything
and' anybody, if they will only return and
remain d cile slaves of thir Southern
fora. bark : eemebartftrerw i trie ,
"And I'll t-rg.ra your Uihiand Chief
daughter, O, my dauitWrt
Arrui the atormr wat-r.
tOf the tiro Harrisburg Dailys, the j
TJeymph has a "circulation tbebli that !
of any other paper" there, and the Herald ;
has "I'OLBLE the circulation." This pre-
sents an arithmetical question worthy of
"The Puzzler's" Derartmcut. We shall
1 . .
not attempt to solve it, but it ccrtiinly
if-rrs the T'bjraj h '"one abfid."
THE WEAVER OF NAUMBURG !
the Trlumplis or Meekness.
The visitation of the pestilence was yet
fresh in the remembrance of the Nauin
burghers, when WoiFs children one tine
mnruins set off to school. They were
joined on the way by other school fellows,
bis primitive drinking cup to the stranger, ;
he wis caught bold oi and beta fciek ny ,
half a-dczen hands.
"Stop '." cried the children in horror;
and a boy put his mouth close to Erwin's .
i ear and whispered "It is a Hussite I" !
j "A Ilussite 1' exclaimed Erwin, with a
! sudden start, spilling all the water out of!
; bis cap.
"Yes, a Hussite !"' repeated the boy. !
"Stein said so, and be knows the Hussites .
well. lie has often stood opposed to
: tbem, and seen tbeir faces." i
I "A Hussite '." said Erwin again,sbakiBg
himself, and staring in horror at the man- ,
, eater, as they had been taught to consider '
1 "I'oor man," said Martin. Erwin'sbro- j
thcr, "I am sorry for him too. See, Er
win, how be looks at ns, and raises his
' band to bis mouth, as if be. wanted to
drink. 'Who knows whether Stem spoke j
true? I will ak the man whether he;
really is a Hussite or not." ;
"Ob, he will not confess it," said a boy. ;
"liut I will ask him so that ho must t
answer me," cried Martin. He pp roach- j
ed the mnger, and said slowly in a loud ;
voice : "Are you a Christian ? Do yoa. j
believe in Jesus, the crucified Son of
Tho supposed Ilussite nodded bis head i
fec.bly, and with some effort.
"Stein was wrong . cried Martin, tri
umphantly, "give me your cap, Erwin ; it
is already wet. We may give the poor
man some water to drink."
None of the children now made any op-
position, as Martin give the water to the
s,raDgcr) Kho cigcrly swallowed the re-!
fresn:ng draught, and thanked the boy :
Ki.h a gr look that went to his heart,
and erjcouragcj im to further help. j
Are J0U nungry too V he asked the 1
E0;,j:crj drawing a piece of bread his .
breakfast-out cf his pocket and offering j
t0 bim- . . . I
"He are few jat"per-berr., said
E'in, puttmg some into the man s band ; ,
"ew them, if yon feel .11; the, will do ;
Jou Z00- . j
Compassion now overcame the other ,
children's fear and abhorrence of the sup-j
posed enemy, and they crowded round h.m
with contributions of food of var.onskindf;
when suddenly they heard a voice behind '
them, exclaiming-" hat are yoa doing
terc, children 7 Away with jou from
the rctch-the Hussite !" j
"Vou ire niistatcn Stein'said Erwm: ,
"the strange man mere js no iiusiie. ,
; My brother Martin has questioned him. ' l
j "Pooh '" replied the drummer ; "do not !
I know bis Bohemian faee, with the
straight flaxen hair; nor these leathern j
hose, these buskins.and this short sword ?"
"Jib, bo 1 Stein," said Erwin.with a sly j
smile, "have you forgotten how yoa de-1
scribed the Hussites tu u ? Is this man ;
.. . .e a. 9 T I.:-;
Use a fhag.-y woix or pen. i or., u.s
Vfird rc-i-h baif way to bis loecs ? Is
' bis bair like a liou's mane ? Has he teeth
like the tusks of a wild boar ? Is Lis bead
thicker than yuur own ? and are Lis Cugt-r
; nails like eagle's claws '!"
"That is true 1" cried the group of cLil
, dren, laughing heartily. ' That is exactly
the way you described the Hussites to us
when you were calling the burghers toge
ther to practice soldiering."
j "TLe brats have a longer memory than
' I have," grumbled Stein, angrily to him
self. He then said aloud : "He would
have been a stupid fellow if be bad ventu
red into Naumburg in bis full Ilus.-ite
cnr-tunie. Yon shall see directly that I am
right. Hallo, there, comrade! If you
are a true man,curse the arch-heretic Huss,
who has done so much mischief with b.s
Oa hearing this preposition, the strang
er's scarreJ visage became clouded. He
drew bis busby eyebrows together, anl
muttered something, but he made no aud
, "There you have it V sii Stein,trium
rbantly to the children. "If tL&t Leatbeu
: had strength enough, be would cleave my
bead with bis sword, or run me through
the body. He ought to be knocked on
the bead like a savage dog, instead of be
ing supplied with food and water."
The children who bad given tbeir break
fasts to the Hussite, cow looked at each 1
other in dismay. The clock striking nine,
happily put an end to theirembarraismtnt,
and sent ruott of them eff in haste to
school. What had taken place at the wa-ter-trourU.
gava r ou fo- ia mmA
general discussion, which was not silenced
even by the entrance of Wolf upon the
"What an extraordinary noise l"Lo said,
sternly. "What are you all shouting
about? Silence ! silence I"
"Your son committed a grievousi sin,"
said one of the lingering boys ; and his
words were echoed by others.
"A grievous sin ?" inquired Wolf,
greatly shocked; "I am very sorry to
hear it, especially of Martin, whom I have 1
always thought a very good boy. "What
have he and the rest done wrong ?''
"He has given drink to a sick Hussite,"
aaid his accuser, "who wad lying in the
market-place ; and the piece cf bread he
had for his breakfast besides. And lien-
iu3y,l5eurJLl!?uam. AaHtMisa: ,
many of the other eLiiJra gav lain ;
"Did the sun shine npon the Hassite?"
asked Wolf, turning to the accusing boy.
"Yes," he answered, "straight in Lis
Martin gave him, did not go into his
mouth, I suppose ; or if it did, burst his ,
throat like fire ?"
"Oh no," answered Gregor, "he swal
lowed it greedily, and drank ail Erwiu's
capful. And then be patted himself on
the breast, as a sigu that it was good."
"lie-member, my children, our Savior
commanded us to love cur enemies,to bless
tbem that curse us, to do good to them
that despiteful!, use us and persecute us,
that we may be the children of our father ,
which is in Heaven. Martin and the ;
others have done quite right to succor the
6tranger at the fountain, without waiting
to learn what his faith was. It was thus :
that the compassionate Samaritan aoted, ;
whom car Savior brought before us for our
These were delightful words of consola- ;
tion to tbc accused children. Now that I
tbeir consciences were quietedjthey rejoiced ;
that tbey bad done what they bad. and .
what, instead of being pronounced a great j
sin, was declared to be a kind and cbarit
able action. Wolf did not content him-,
self with words of approval. He cousid- '
ered it his duty to promote the good work '
which the children hid bepun. j
By this time a cumber of angry women ,
were standing aloof with empty buckets, 1
and bitterly complaining that on account
of tbe Hussite, who certainlv was seized'
with the black death, they could cot come ,
to the water, and were losing their pre-,
cions time. Men who passed near the
fountain threw black looks at the sick sol
dier, and muttered threats against him ;
for Stein had been indefatigable in pro
claiming bim to be a barbarous Hussite.
Master Wolf soon convinced himself j
that the stranger could neither talk with I
bim nor stand upright. He appeared to
be quite insensible, and in a high fever.
After a moment's cocsidcration.tbe weaver
turned to his son and said : "Erwin, run j
across to Master Ilulaml, the joiner, and j
beg him, in my Dame, to come with Lis .
hand-barrow, and help ma to carry this,
poor man to our house." I
Whilst Erwin obeyed bis father's di
rections, a murmur arose amoDgst the men j
and women who were standing by. "Is I
Wolf crazy," they said, "that he means to !
take into bis house a man who is sick of
the plague, and a wretched Hussite ? Is
our town to be again visited by the black
death through his folly, after we have
already lost so many by it ?"
Master Wolf plainly heard these and
other expressions of disapproval, but took )
no notice of them, and qnierly awaited tbe j
crmicg r-f the band La:r?w and its bearers.
' To his great disappointment, however,
Erwin returned alone, and in reply to his
'impatient ibquiries, said: "Master Ila
, land lo'.d uio to say, lhat, for a Hussite
; and cne seiz;d with the plague, he has
neither a barrow csr a pair of helping
i Wolf stood for a moment in silence, and
then say ing, "Stay here with the sick man
I will soou be back," be hastened aiay.
Afttrashort time he returned, f Mowed
by Lis wife, whocould not comprehend fjr
nbat r. a-ou her good man Lad taken the
front door off its binges, and, hoisting it
on bis shoulders, called to her to come
with bim. It was all txplj:ned,hjwever,
when they reached tbe fountain. .
"Help me, Uisula and Ervin,' be said,
; "to lift the sick man who is lying there,
upon the door,aud carry hira to our hous?.
If possessed a truck, or any kind of
vehicle, we sbcul not have oeeded to
turn our door into a hand-barrow."
'Iiuf, dear Audrcas," objected Ursula,
in consternation, "do you cot bear how
these people are Mamies and abusing you?
Shall we with our own bands carry tbc
black death bodily into our Louse, to in
fect us all ? And besides," she added,
coloring, "is it suitable for a common
councilman and bis wife to make public
porters of themselves V
! "Do as I tell you V ansTered Wolf,
zealou.-ly ; "God's own Sou b -re bis heavy
cross upon his shoulders, nnl commanded
all who would follow after him, to take
up their cross likewise. Remember, too,
k.i J I hJ ym ma1. ,
me in.' We now have a house of our own,
and can not therefore refuse to obey God's
holy word; so make haste; I will take
tbe poor man by the arms, whilst you and
Erwin each lift a leg, to get Lim upou tbe
"The hound of a Hassite should be ta
ken up with the smith's tong, not with
men's hands," said a burgher indignantly,
"and thrust out of the town to perish like
"Nay," replied Wolf, "would it be wise '
to do as you have said, were his friends to
learn how Naumburg had treated one cf
their adherents ? They are not far from
our neighborhood. You should rather
thank me, then, for taking charge of him
that his comrades cay at least have no
excuse to put forward for attacking our;
The truth of this speech was so appar-1
ent, that Wolf s cecsurers were put to ,
silence. They looked on with disapproval,
but without open opposition, whilst Wolf,
assisted by by his wife and son, lifted the
sick man upon the door, and with great
diCeuhy carried him away.
"Our new common councilman," said a
burgher, "is a fool 1'
"Hum !" aul another, "I bold Lim ra
ther to bo a Hussite at heart."
Mrs. Wolf was a grod wife, obliging
and obedient to her husband. As noon
at they arrived at home,she cheerfully set '
about preparing a comfortable bud in a
little spire room, to which the still uncon-,
scious soldier was immediately carried, j
Masicr Woif, meanwhile, administered to
his patient a cooling draught cf boiled
elderberry juice, for the purpose of redu
cing tbe fever. It was cot long before
the cold fit was changed into a violent beat,
in which the sick man talked loudly and
confuacoHy, and threw himself restlessly
from side to side. Having placed a large '
jus of fresh spring water before bis couch, '
and commissioned Erwin to tend carefully, 1
and frequently to give him to drink, he
returned with a satisfied conscience to his
Although Wolf and bis wife did not '
sleep close by the sick man's chamber,they '
were, nevertheless, much disturbed by the
noise that be made, and could scarcely get ;
any rest the whole night. As the morn-:
ing broke, tho Hussite became more tran- j
quit, and by degrees regained his con
sciousness ; and on the evening of the
second day he desired something to eat.
Erwin, to whom the care of tbeir guest j
was wholly icado overwrought bim a large i
bowl of beer-soup a dish for a sick man, I
at which our doctors of the present day t
would raise hands and eyes in astonish-
"Oh, mother 1" said Erwin, when he ;
returned with the empty bowl, "I have j
always thought Stein was the greatest eater I
in the town ; but be is nothicg compared I
to our Ilussite. The soup was gone like I
lightning, and be would have eaten three i
mure such bowls,if he had had them. But j
be has not got a dry thread about bim,
and father has lent him his mantle and j
one of his shirts, that he might bang up
bis own to dry. He his not bad the black
death, that is certain, or be would not be
so brisk in this short time. If he is qaite j
well to morrow, I will get him to tell me .
something about the llassites. And I
will ask him what be dreamt cf in Lis deli
rium, when he fought with his arms and
shouted so loud."
Erwin's curiosity was fated to remain
unsatisfied, for when he went next morn
inc, with another basin of soap and a
large slice of bread, to the Hussite's room, j
he found it empty ; the man had gone,and ;
the window was still open through which '
be bad evidently taken bis depsrtire. And !
he bad taken something else besides, for ; what they most dreaded. And the watch
Wolfs shirt and mintle were nowhere to 1 man raised tbe long speaking trumpet to
j be Lund. Withcut greeting and without his Iip, and its doep bass tones soundcl
thanks, the stranger was pine a very tbe terrible worl ia their ei.-s "ne
painful disappointment for the philanthro- ; mies are approaching ! The forces are be
picWolf! : fore tbe town 1"
"That is whit yoa have got by your ! "Tbe r cemy '." ex.-laimed the crowd ia
kindness," said Ursula, ind!gnantly,to her horrT.
husband, on hearing the bad news. "So ; "Tbe enemy 1" repeated man, woman,
; we have harbored a man who has rubbed and child, seeking ;Q T1;n fjr conoltion
us by way of thanks .' That shall not
happen to me a second time."
"Well, well," replied Wolf, pbilosopbi
cally, "we need not Ircak our hearts about
it. Have we not had a whole bouse with
court and garden given to us ? We can
afford to lose a shirt and a mintle. The
' runaway can not possibly say cf ns that
we Live used Lim ill. It would have been
worse if he had died in the house, or iu-
fected us with the plague, though, for the
matfrr of that he cannot have had it him-
itit ao-hmen a tt;- rf to .lueatkei wer-oeeafion-
' ally luucd ia'C the tfu.ile need '.t bedent-J; ti-t
n. i- i .r 10 i.. o eannot b. ae at a. i anei-
elupilS 1th-n .rt--trit.ed mhi'h Ht.-ata.tt'r Uieae
.ere auiihau .il, tii-we of ihe liu-t-a.
Th( rnrn ara f:,-f rinnintr nnji-r .T11W
, c v. .,
sun. ice deep preen ot the rye was
changed into pale gold color ; the cherries
were hanging in dark rel clusters on the
trees; and God had again showered his
manifold blessing" on the children of men,
as meadows, trees, and woods here witness
with their abundant promise cf glorious
harvest. Many of Naumburz's citizens
iSiCised lands near iLa iwb. Tk-y wm
already reckoning up their proSts,and Lad
engaged reapers from amongst their poorer
brethren to commence operations in the
following week. It was on the 1:7th of
July, 1432, that Hcrr Adlcr and his wife
set out to visit the corn-fields, and admire
t-e rich crops. Before they hid reaohed
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aae c..y gaie,, nowever, mc-y encountered
the schoolmaster, walking rapidly up the
street, and exclaimed : "Whither are you
bound in such haste, Mr. Mailer?"
"Home, home, to my wife and child,
said the schoolmaster in great agitation
"What is the matter ?',aid Herr A Jler,
a sympathizing tone. "You look pale
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"Cau it be unknown to yoa, Sir " an
swercd the scLotjlmat'cr, in surprise,"tbat '
great victory ; uey toy iuai a ureaui-ai
battle has been fought at Lcipztg,and that
our f-.rces are utterly routed and dispers
"I have not heard a word of it,'return
ed Herr Adlcr, "and can scarcely think
the news is true. So large an army as
we mustered could not surely have been
so quickly and entirely defeated. Under '
all circumstances, however it is well to be
prudent, and therefjre it is that I have
put and kept cur city in the best possible '
state cf defence. I have also placed ,
witcnmett vpesn tbe eharch.tower4, to be
on the look-out, both bv day and by nirrht, i
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T -trie a? - n r-.t i-a-i i-a rv- m ml 1 m t a tii tt .
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mediate intelligence ci it.
"Yoa give me new couragejllerr Adler,"
said Muiler, with a lightened heart "I
sincerely thank you for it. I was already '
trembling for my wife and child, for our 1
town, and for us all."
Tka tnt.,Jmc(.i nn a -,nil l.nf f.- w !
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steps on his war, when the ominous sound '
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cf tbe aiarm bod was suddenly beard from
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the cathedral tower. I
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"Hark 1 exclaimed Muiler, turning ab-'
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ruptly round to the bur-:ner-master. "le-
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rend upon it, tbe news is true . This toll-
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Herr Adler stood aghist f.r a moment;
but recovering himself immediate!v,he said :
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in a oalm tone : "W eli, weil, Herr -Mulier,
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we must not lose courage before we know ;
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what dancer threatens us. The alarm-bell :
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is probably ringing for a ere ; cot for the
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cause you thick. Let us not distress our-1
, it. j :
selves unneccssarrily. Lutyou, my dear
wife, prav return home. My prestnee will
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be required at the council-house, and
wherever the danger may be.''
Whilst Mrs. Adlcr obeyed, her husband
and the schoolmaster betook themselves to '
tbe market place, where Naumburg's in
habitants were already assembling from ail
quarters, in front of the coaccil-housc,and
anxiously questioning each other as to the :
ciuse of the alarm. j
"I do not see the Ere-sigcal upon the ;
tower," said a burgher. I
"The tolling indicates an invading cce 1
my," said another. j
"Tbe enemy must be advancing upon 1
"Be not too basty, Mr. Erkhardt,"said
the burgher master. "It will be well,
however, to take all due precautions. The :
drawbridges must be raised and tbe gates
f'tfVaprl f.tt limp nnp tiAotrn nn trip t.ivr
to ihe watchman, and inquire bis reason j PP nJ 'birJ t3j3f u,",.
for tolling the alarm-bell. Stay ! the bell j "If B "3 a,ore, W0,rtL? c l fcu0,.
. . , -r, ..- said Wolf, midestly,"ktme be tbe taird."
has stopped. The watchman is taking up SJ,a u"; "
. - -,, . i "Good 1 returned Adler, "thta we lea
the speaking trumpet tt e will see what ; , , ,.
.ii i a - ct i tjTeed, and can set on wr.hsut uelay.
intelligence be bnegs us. Sileuce, good ;..'. , . , ' .
pecpleSilenee!" i I .IloweJ fi toak . .J,
The confused marmar of a thousand I Bargher-mas-er ? said Wo.f. 'Sap
anxious voices wa. bushed in a moment P!n? " the C"J r'ce:" Bi 11 Mf
into tbe deepest stillness With upturned mt.e. happens id mc.
faces and eyes eagerly fixed upou the tow ! i ' '. ' 0J
er, tb crowd stood mo.ionlw, awaiting. J "J thi " "l t-f vUet
with I fating hearts, th- nn-Wtcont of 5lk 4i H r0
and enc'jaragement in each other's eouiite
nances. The fearful cry cf "The euay !
tbe enemy 1" cow reoundcd through th
streets and lanes of Naumburg, and tba
crowd was rapidly dispersing, when tho
burgher-master's voice was Leatd loudly
calling upon them to stop.
"Stay, stay, my brethren 1" he cried ;
"we mut remain together for awuile,anc!
consult how ws may keep the threatened
evil from.our town. Courage, men, tuur-
age. Success attends the brave 1"
i The loul and repeated call of the bur-
gher-master at length succeeded in bricg-
- .1 T 1 tat,
ing tec mu.titndc to a stand ; but tbe acb
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nd cries of the women aad children tbreat-
' ened to render all consultation imptwaibU
W:th IouJ Jlaieritaj;0DS ap la
ncaven, an l to tae tower, where tne alarm-
bell was ringing more violently than bo
fore. Times cf dinger try a man's courage,
and prove what metal Le is made of. A
brave min, in every sense cf the word.was
II err A-il- r. His courage and decisica
Wfre to the emergency.
"Jy trieni.j, no bejin, ia a firm,pow
errul voice to the terriaed ancmlUg,"di
yoa hope to wash away the invaders wua
your tt-ars, in case they really are threat,
enicg the town ? We men must deliber
ate upon the ways and means by which wa
may escape the impending dinger. Seal
borne your wives and children, therefor,
whilst we consult together here. We must
first ascertain whether it is the enemy that
cur wi;cbir,in has esried. or cnlv a fu.
tive troop of our prince's defeated army.
Let ns hope that protecting fiicads, not
foes, are in cur neighborhood. Should it,
nowever, tie, tiis words were ia-
,errnpuJ by theapp roaeh cf a dense crowd,
WL:.h. cn t!l(, ,n,,;ii, A;
of country people, who c:tiSrmed ail iheir
ar prehensions, Laving fi.-d from their ad-
Vancinff and Vif-rorirtiaa
citiz.-ns with a fresh burst of lamentation.
Councillor LinJau, a tall, powerful young
man, cow came forwarl. and exclaimed ia
an indignant oi : ''We Live CO mere?
to expect 1 It were vain to ask it. Let
us prepare to die, and stil our town, our
families, and our lives as dearly as ro-i.
ble. It is easier and more glorious to fall
sw. rl in band, than to give ourselves op
unresistingly to martyrdom."
"Herr Lioiaa is right 1"' said th bur
ghers, shaking him heartily by the land.
"I agree with my colleague," said Herr
&ilt.iv ia t" i r mm aa? t mon ra " n o m a A
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but I ask whit is to become of our wives
and children and old people after we ar.
. b:i j kb.iMloi ui.M o.a I -'--tc
fiiiea ia the fijht. leaving cur enemies
exasperated by the resistance we had of
fered? Would not they wr:ak thf ir ot
most venejeance npon these defenceless be
ings ? We camber amongst us at th
highest computation, four thousand men
capable cf bearing arms, but little accus-
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tomel to war ; the army of the enemy ob
the other hand, is said to consist of six'y
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thousand men, all veteran soldiers, and
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cevotci to their war.ike cemmanaers. W
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can cot hope for re. icf from ourrnnccs;
lefere they couid bring a fresh army to-
gethcr, Naumburg most yield.net bavinj
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seize. I therefore cocsiier our weapon
as a la-t means.to wt.tcu we trust cottura
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until ad else has fai.ei; and I propnse r
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send out a deputation tj ascertain the in-
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tentions cf tbe enemy towards cur town,
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id to entreat their elemencv. If they
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wrix! l,,a c:.tisii,l with lukinie nor rmwrii
ra,e rtTElnri sn.-ni, i en:iut. a I
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it shail be readily given up to laeui : for
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our lives are far more? rrtciona t-a na tLin
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; worldly goods."
"But who," asked nerr Lin -Ian, "will
dare to enter the lion's den ? No mess ea
ger cf peace will be respected by thetc ,
those wbo venture into tbeir camp wouil
g- to all but certain death."
"It befits me, as burgher-masfer," sail
Herr A Her, with dignity, "to bi the loa
der in this enterprise. Perhaps tw.- others
may be f und amongst us, wb) will accom
pany me to the enemy's camp."
"Take me for ece of your followers,"
said Herr LinJau. "It is not only ia
times of peace that we shou'd be the 6r-t
amongt our fellow ciiizons, but iu thj
hour cf danger also."
"You are a brave burgher anl a oofcia
fellow," said Herr Adler, warmly, "and
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