Lewisburg chronicle. (Lewisburg, Pa.) 1850-1859, April 16, 1858, Image 1

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At 1,"0 Pek Year, always ix AnvA.vrE.
A fair youn chilj, with heart of plcc
Stands prattling by its mother's knee,
An J as her eyes reflect the smile
Brisbtenins her darling's face the while,
'Oh, mother dear," the cherub cries,
"I see a baby in your eyes !"
The mother stoops an.l playfully
liaising the infant to her knee,
fi.izes within the azure Jeeps
Where joy's bright meaning never sleeps;
A pale, sad woman she descries.
Out-gazing from the baby's eyes.
'Ah! eyes tell truth," she sighs at lasl
Your's speak lour future mine my past ,
For in your rajiaut orbs I see
A prophecy of ilays to be.
Anil in my own dimmed eyes appears
A glimpse of childhood's vanished years."
MOMMY, API! II. 1-2, IS.V.
The Revival. Further aud further
secnis to extend the religious awakening
which for sonic time was so prominent in
New i'ork city. In almost every city
and town, we see notices of moro frequent
meetings fur prayer and praise, in daytime
and on week days, as well as on Sabbaths
and at evenings. Large accessions are re
ported to most of the churches of every
order more especially to those churches
whose past histories are identified with
"revival"' efforts.
There are some marked features in these
endeavors (so much blessed) to do good.
1. There is hardly any mere excite
ment, Lut a very general stillness and
2. There is an unusual prompting to
duty and laboring to do good, nut only
among preacher., but uuiOO ail ihMom
tcts uf churches.
3. The union of effort among diffcreut
denominations, working together, yet each
retaining their own opinions aud practice,
is proof to all that the good of souls is the
paramount object.
4. Attoud.incc upon daily religious
meetings, iiivolve3 some sacrifice of time,
and perhaps of money, and is manifestly
not a resort to idle away a Sabbath hour,
to hear some fashionable niusie or pretty
orator, nor to exhibit tho richness of gar
ments, elegance of styles, or splendor of
paiutings aud architectural idolatry. The
addresses, tho songs of praise and of
supplication, aud the prayers, are generally
simple, direct, and such as become finite
creatures desiring Llessin."" 'T".r "
lute iciub Euuns every heart.
The Burning Record !
BSy-Every Member of Congress from
the Free States, who voted against tho
fair and equitablo and lawful provisions of
the Crittenden-Montgomery Kansas ad
mission bill, we solemnly believe knows
that in so doing he violated tbc wishes of
bis constituents, and we hope and trust
teals his political death-warrant. Penn
sylvania is especially diegraccd by traitors
to ber principles. Dewart, it is stated,
was sent for by the President, wbo gave
Lim bis own royal hand, flattered him
as full as he could hold, and then implor
ed him to stand by tho Administration
the "first Pennsylvania President" assu
ring him that a rejection of the Lecomp
ton bill would bo a condemnation of the
sacred person of the venerable James, and
might lead to the retirement of his pre
cious slave-holding cabinet ! Whatever
may bave passod between them, aided by
the counsels of Bigler, it is certain Will
receded from the manly stand he took at
first, and has lost the confidence of all.
Strict justico will be motcd out if every
Member who voted against Lecoinptou
be sustained by all the Anti-Lcconipton-ites,
and all who voted for that fraud be
sent to " the shades.
.. jgrThero they stand THIRTY-ONE
Members from FreeStatcs voting to impose
Slavery upon Kansas against the known,
undoubted will of the people denying,
on a fair vote, the rigid of the people to farm
their men govcnwiadMxi giving the lie
to the professions by which they aud the
President were successful in 185G 1!
BSLook on the other hand, at the no
ble SIX who, from the Slave States,
nobly stood up for Right and the Truth,
against the threatenings of the Slave Pow
er! Also tho TWENTY-ONE Demo
crate who, from Free States, resisted the
efforts of tho Party to whip them into sub
mission to a known and hated Wrong !
IwrTherc is much vexation and troub
le occasioned from the absence of any
Bauk whose notes are at FAR not only in
all tho States of this Union, but through
out the civilized wwld. We recently re
ceived a S3 Dayton Bank note from Cin
cinnati, marked 20 per cent, discount on
the seaboard, and unavailable here except
at that loss to us. It was currency at
Cincinnati!, aud wc sent it back to be ex
changed for a Pennsylvania note. A
Pennsylvania note could not be bad, but
a better-passing Ohio note was with some
difficulty obtaiucd. This is an every day
illustration of tho manner in which the
fruit of labor is eat out for want of a Na
tional Paper Currency.
William Walls, a Soldier of the Rev
olution, died in Watcrford, Juniata coun
ty, Ta , oa Saturday the 20th ult., aged
over 100 years Ha was buried, on Mon
day following, -priih all the h:n:rs 'jf war
Preparing for a Pull Swing !
The Liquor Lenguo which elected Bu
chanan and Packer, have no doubt of
getting their Liquor Bill enacted into a
law. It is a part of tho programme, rati
fying the promise made. Tho new liill in
effect opens wide the flood-gates of liquor
selling to all tcho icill glee money just
as Catholic priests formerly sold indulgen
ces lor every sin iinanuabie I lucre is
already an unwonted activity in the fell
trade, which will soon bring its natural
and inevitable results of idleness, drunk
cness, improvidence, want, misery, aud
criminal aud poor TAXES in its train...
The following, we are assured, is a verba
tim copy of a letter received by a Member
of the House of Representatives,, at liar
risburg, accompanied by a genuine 85 bill
The writer doubtless thought the men
who would jass such a bill, would be his
"best customers." Read his petition 1
MiRRisBunn, Aprilf 8.
Dttup. Sin. i am a pure untortunat iinli
vidal and i ant a onesi man, aud i hav a big
famile to support and i waul to make my liv
in in onesly and ilesensy, and i want for to
kepe tavern under the new lor for sellin Iick
er, and i was of opinun that you coud gil me
a lisens to sel about the capilol. i coud kepe
a gud arlikel, and coud kepe a bottel behind
the spekers chare, that chare John Hancock
set on, and it would be a deliteful thinii to
drink cud licker about that chare, aud a
patrickotic fur there is a gud mauny patriots
about the capilol and i coud kepe sum other
refreshments there or on the outside, if the
members wud drather hav it on ihe outside.
but i prefer il inside aud i think this is a gud
thing and i want you to help me and i m ill
pay you 5 and Rive you more, and 1 ken
giv serliticates uf gud moral kaiacter&c. and
vou can hav fre use nf the h.-ir. ami dip L-itrh.
! en &c. and ef yuu gel ihi ! sing
and pray-
CorreKroadrnr? of the Lewigburg Chronica J
Piiilad., April 8, 1858.
The Spring Trade, hero, seems not re
vived. Hundreds of stores aro to let.
The rents of others are reduced, in many
cases one tun J anil one half; and mer
chants are coming to a clear computation
of their lato losses.
The religious movement shows no signs
of abatement. Seventeen day prayer
meetings, are held in different parts of the
city, in large and small halls, churches
and vestries all full. The meeting at
Jayne's Hall, is removed to Saniom street
Baptist church, as the most central and
capacious ; because the Hall had been en
gaged, a year ago, by an orphan asylum,
for a great fair to be held for week or ,
iogs. They are conducted in the same
manner as all other prayer meetings that
I have known, except that the prayers
and exhortations are shorter. Many min
isters attend, and always take part, moro
or less. Creat as is the sizo of Sansom
street church, it is entirely filled women
constituting about one fourth of the audi
ence, and sitting on tho outside scats.
The singing is led by some one, here and
there ; and such singing ! It is like the
sound of many waters ! No choir is want
ed when the people feci and worship.
The late law, which forbids Banks in
Pennsylvania to divide moro than three
per cent, every six months, is working a
great rcductiou in the income of many
widows, and public institutions, whose
funds arc so invested.
A grand improvement in our city is
the introduction of passenger rail-roads.
In no other city is the plan so perfect.
In no case, can two cars meet. A single
track is laid in the 6trcet, and all the cars
run one way. For instance, in 5th St.
all run up town, and in Cth St. all run
down town. Thus no one is likely to be
run over, while looking ono way, by a
car coming up on the other.
Your old friend, CIT.
83uThe Montour Iron Company's pro
perty is all advertised at Sheriffs sale,
filling several columns in small type of
Danville papers. "Hurra for Polk and
the Tariff of '42 !" "Buchanan and Free
Kansas 1"
There are seventy-one Sheriff Sales ad
vertised in the last Luzerne Union, fill
ing six columns of that paper.
The Pittsburg 'mon has, in one issue,
ticche columns of Sheriff's sales. This
looks as though they had seen something
of the hard times in the Iron City.
tta&.The pretended extracts from the
Herald of Freedom, stating that the peo
ple of Kansas are willing to bave the Le
compton Constitution, are base forgeries,
got up for effect. The peoplo of Kansas
were never more hostile to Slavery, or
more united, than now. It is said the
drilled militia, under Gen. Lane, number
12,000 to 15,000.
"Old Hepsev." Certainly nothing,
since the production of "Uncle Tom's Cab
in," has been issued, in the line of "fic
tion founded upon fact," so full of tragic
and general interest as this new anti-slavery
volume, by Mrs. Dcnison. If you
wish to pcruso a work illustrating the hor
rors of slavery in somo of its mora bidden
forms, get this. Published by A. B. Bur
dick, 8 Spruce St., New York city.
tA.Every Democratio Congressman
from Illinois brands as false the charge of
Smith, of Va., that Douglas' courso was
advised by a "conference'' of those gentle
men, as his only hop? f jr a re election to
the U. S. Senate.
the Triumphs or Mccttneg.
chapter vir.
The three men walked rapidly forward
until they were out of sight of the town,
when by degrees they unconsciously slack
ened their pace. For awhile they were all
silent, each occupied with the bitter trial
they had just uudcrgone in parting with
those they loved. Schclle was the first to
recover his speech, tin stnppcd,strctchd
himself out, and then said, looking about
him : "It is truly a high price I have
paid for my freedom : yet I do not repent
it. I would rather go and face the enemy
than pine away between four bare walls,
even if it coat me my life. It is better to
suffer death as embassador, than to be
hanged as a malefactor. Between two
evils, one must choose the least. But
have the Hussites really hearts of stone
and not of flesh ? Huss, whom they mako
their war cry, was not, they say, in his
lifetime, a ferocious man ; and Ihe apple
generally falls near the tree. One must
try to take them on their weak side. That
is what I shall do."
Neither Muller nor Wolf said a single
word in reply to Scbellu's chatter box ob
"Let me consider," oontinucd he, talk
ing to himself, "what would be the worst
they oould do with us. Split our skulls,
perhapg, or run us through with their
lances, or strike as down with hatchets, or
burn us alive, as was done to Iluu Lim.
sell. 1 wonder if I should have the cour
age to sing, as Huss is said to have done,
in the midst of tho flames ! Or perhaps
they may wish to torment us a little for
their own amusement. I should not much
like that !"
"Do be silent,Sahcllo !"cried the school
master, shuddering. "Why should you
set yourself to torture ns with imaginary
horrors, at the very time when courage
and firmness are most necessary to ns ?"
" ell ! I did not mean it ill," answered
Schelle: "I rather thought that if ono
represents a thing as worse than it is the
reality will be less terrible. But I can
talk of something else to shorten the way."
"Alas !" sighed the schoolmaster ; "oh!
that the way to the enemy were but so
long that it would take a whole lifetime to
m.li L--r lx
leader," said tho unwearied Schclle; "a
very extraordinary name. Rasus comes
from raving. But Prokop what that
means I can not gness ; and I am a good
guesser too."
"I fear," said the schoolmaster to Wolf,
who had not spoken a word, "that Schelle's
tongue will do us moro harm than good
with the enemy. But there tbey are ! May
Providence defend ns '."
"There aro the man eaters," groaned
Schclle, turning pale and biding himself,
behind his two companions, who walked
boldlv forward nntil they touched tho
points cf the lances of a troop of soldiers
forming the vanguard of tbc Hussite army.
"Stand 1" cried a trooper, who could
speak the German language, "or the cold
stcol mast mako a nearer acquaintance
with you than you will like."
"If ono only were a dog," muttered
Schelle, his teeth chattering with terror,
"I would run, I know, as far as my legs
could carry me 1"
"Conduct us to General Trokop," said
Wolf, calmly. "We ore Jlc6atcs from
Xumburg,commissioncd to treat with you
in the name of our city."
"To treat I" cried a soldier in derision.
"The mice are coming out of their boles
to treat with the master of the house !
Creep to your nests 1 Back with you 1"
"We shall not go back,"returncd Wolf,
calmly and firmly, "until we have fulfilled
our commission. It is not you who have
to decido the late of Naumburg, but Pro
kop your commander. Announce our pre
sence to him, lherefore,and our intentions,
if you may not at once lead as to him."
"What daring language !" cried another
trooper. "Give him the point of your
lance, to stop bis swaggering."
The Bohemian addressed, accordingly
pointed the lance against Wolfs bare neck.
He stood as steady and firm as a rock, with
out the least sign of terror or alarm! The
trooper lowered his lance, and said laugh
ing : "The fellow shows courage : I like
that !"
Muller now stepped forward and said :
"Is Uffo Muller kuown among you ? He
is my brothor's son. If he is near, pray
call him, and tell him that we are here.
I have understood that he is of some con
sideration with you, and he will.doubtlces,
speak a good word to your commander for
his native town."
The troopers looked at one auothcr,and
conversed together for a while in the 15oho
mian language. The three men were then
directed to walk up to the camp, accompa
nied by somo of the soldiers, who, after
many delays, conducted them at length
into the presence of the dreaded chief. He
was sitting in bis tent, surrounded by his
staff; and as the Naumburgers approach
ed, he turned his bead and looked at them,
saying in a harsh voice, "Who are you,
and what do you want 1"
All Schelle's boasted courage bad evap
orated long ago. He was quite incapable
of speaking a word. The schoolmaster
also trembled from head to foof,ud could
not command his voice. Wolf, however,
replied calmly and eteidily ; "Wo ate
sent here by the citizens of Naumburg, to
plead with you for mercy and forbearance
towards our town. You will doubtless"
"Mercy T Forbearance?" interrupted
Prokop ; "did you show mercy and fur
bearance to Huss J"
"How could we do so," returned Wolf,
"when wo never knew him, nor even saw
him ?'
"But one from your town joined the as
sembly at Constancc,in the decision which
condemned him to the flames."
"How can a whole town be answerable
for the conduct of one among its inhabit
ants ?" asked Wolf, gently. "Besides this,
tho individual of whom you speak has
been dead many year.", and has had no
"Be that as it may," answered Prokop,
"tho fire which so cruelly consumed our
noble Huss will not be quenched nulil the
dwellings of his murderers, with all their
inhabitants, arc reduced to dust and ashes.
Grimma, Zoitz, Altcuburg, and Crosse n
have already become beacons of our righ
teous vengeancc,and Naumburg shall share
the same fate."
"May I venture to remiud you, II err
Trokop," said the undaunted Wolf, "how,
for the sake of ten righteous men, the
city of Sodom would bave been spared ?
And will you, for the sin of one man, de
vote a large town to destruction ? Merci
ful and long-suffering is our heavenly Fa
ther patient, and of great goodness. Im-
-,, . t i ii j , -ii i
itate bim.Herr Prokop, and you will show
yourself his child.
"The Almighty acts In UUS najr, autl
sinful man in another," said Prokop. "It
is not to be expected or required of men
to show divine mercy aud forbearance."
"It is said of John Huss, "replied Wolf,
"that he compassionated a peasant who
brought a faggot to feed tho flames which
consumed him. Compassionato us in like
manner, and do not destroy ns."
"Who, aro yon, man, with your ready
tongue? You speak the language we hear
from our own preachers, and yet I fiud
yon among the enemy."
"It is buf a simple linen-weaver that
stands before you," answered Wolf; "and
if I can thus speak boldly to you, it is help
from above that gives me strength and
"If yon do not believe my friend's
words, Herr Prokop," said Muller, who
Uffo !" continued the schoolmastcr,raising
his voice, and looking searchingly around,
"if you are near, and can bear the words
of your uncle, oh ! plead with yonr com
mander for your nnhappy native town "
"Spare yourself the trouble of speak
ing," said Prokop, sternly, "and learn my
will. You shall remain here in the eamp
this night, and early to-morrow you shall
be eye-witnesses of the judgment we shall
inflict upon your city. Tako these three
men," continued Prokop, addressing the
soldiers, "and guard them closely." And
lie turned away to join his companions.
"Mercy ! mercy ! mcroy " cried Schelle
in a deplorablo voico, falling on his kneca
before him.
"Away with him !" said Prokop, impa
tiently waving his baud ; and Sehelle was
roughly seized and led away with his com
panions. CHArTEB VIII.
It was a warm summer o'B- t1,o
earth lmj in deep repose. Not so either
the Naumbergcrs or their assailants. In
the town, terror and anxiety banished
sleep from every eye; and in the camp
commotion and bustle prevailed through
out the whole of the night In the midst
of the tumult, our three friends sat in
mournful anticipation of the horrors of the
morrow, when they were to behold the de
struction of their town, the slaughter of
their families, and the annihilation of all
their earthly happiness. Wolf and Mul
ler sat silently absorbed in painful medi
tation. Schelle on the contrary was fran
tic with terror. He threw himself upon
tho ground and bowled like a wild beast,
heaping threats npon the heads of his en
emies, who, happily for him, did not un
derstand a word be said.
Wolf raised Lis eyes to the heavens,
where tho stars were shining in silent
beauty. And above those signs of almighty
power and majesty, be knew that there
reigned a merciful and graeious Oou, the
All-wise Disposer of events, who does not
willingly afflict or grieve the children of
men. Wolf had boldly met the pestilence,
regarding it as coming directly from the
band of God. On the ruin which tho will
of men was about to bring npon Naum
burg, he could not look with the same
tranquil resignation. He tried to pray
that the bitter cup might pass away from
him ; but his thoughts were confused and
distracted, and ho was obliged to lay aside
Lis pious intention. These dreadful hours
of anticipation passed slowly on. Mid
night was long past, and Schelle had for
a considerable time been quito still. He
suddenly raised himself from the ground,
where bo bad been lying on his face at
full length. He looked wildly around,
and, seeing his guards half asleep and un
mindful of tbeir prisoners, he prepared to
rreep q"iet'5 away en sll-fours.
"Where are you going?" said Wolf, in
a suppressed voice. "What are you about?
Are you thinking of running away ? That
is quite impossible, and will only cause
you and us to be put to death."
"Let me alone," answered Schelle ; "I
am not going far ; only to Prokop's tent,
in a corner of which Ziska's magic drum
is standing. If I succeed in making holes
in it,Naumburg is saved. Something tells
mo that this is oui only means of deliver
ance." "You are out of yoursenscs,"cxclaimcd
olf, in astonishment. "Help me, Herr 1
Muller, to hold this crazy fellow back. If
you do not this moment civo un your
, ,. . . b"" uf JUUI
foolish intention, Schelle, I will call
the soldiers to my assistance. What a
I couij Jj3abIo
...a uui.uu, iuu uijn.ug uuics in a urum
so many thousand warriors!"
"It is that silly Stein's doin?" said
.uuller; "none but little children believe
such ridiculous stories. Schelle, no hole
in a drum, nothing but the providence uf
God, iu whose hand are the hearts of men,
can help and deliver us."
The barber yielded to necessity, and
abandoned his absurd design.
At length the grey dawn appeared, and
was soon succeeded by the brilliant hues
of a glorious sunrise, and the birds sang a
chorus of welcome to the coming day.
The commotion of the camp formed a
strange contrast to the peaceful landscape
around. Through tho husv nrnun nfanl.
' o r
diers, the three Naumburgers were
o -
more led to Prokop's tent.
ncturn to your town, be saU, "and
announce its destruction. Say that we
give you until midday to prepare for death. ! j0WDi au(1 with ono voice tt. fur mcrey ' to be dressed in white, and have our Lair
Whoever shall venture in our camp again, ! for Naumburg. If Prokop resist these f'uita smootn i nJ the li are to go bare
to beg for mercy, must expect a cruel j innocent surr.!iants. then we will await I (Mt M weI1 th by."
death. Such is our reply to those who
sent you.
"Oh, Sir !" answered Wulf, earnestly,
"look upon the rising sun : bow brightly :
it shines on the dewy grass. Would you j
reallv wish that it slmul.I
: on
the blood of your fellow creatures, and I
VU ,
wiiq us last rays light up the smuking
ruius oi a nappy town r llavo mercy,Sir,
that our heavenly Father may have mercy
upon you."
'Mcrcy ! pardon ! mercy !" cried Mul
ler and Schelle.
"Begone, you generation of vipers ; be
gone, yoa plead in vain," replied Prokop:
spair, they took their way back to Naum
burg. Of what dreadful intelligence they
were the bearers to their anxiously expect
ing fellow-citizens 1 As on the day before,
when they were approaching tbc camp,their
steps grew shorter and slower as they pro
ceeded. Through blinding tears they
looked upon Naumburg' s towers, walls,
and gates, as it lay before them in tho
morning light. They were received, it is
true, as they passed across the quickly
lowered draw bridge, with shouts of delight,
and surrounded, embraced and welcomed
by their wives and children, who bad
watched for them at the gate until late the
night before, and again from the earliest
morning dawn. But so much the greater
was their Borrow at tho thought that all
this joy would so soon bo changed into
grief and despair ; and tho dreadful news
could not be delayed, as tho burghers
pressed arousal them, burning with impa
tienco to learn the result of their mission.
What lamentation and wailing succeeded
tho mournful recital ! Tho women tore
their bair and beat their breasts, wishing
like Job that they had never been born.
The children cried bitterly, scarcely know
ing why, and pressed close to their mo
thers for protection, as if the dreaded dan
ger was already close at hand. Some of :
the men sank into deep silence, whilst
others stamped in furious rage, wishing
that their enemies were within their reach,
that they might fight them with all the
energy of despair. During thi tumult,
the deputation stood before tho members
of the council, and cave an exact account
IV-.. I.. " .ui.t Herr A.11.T.
, , -
when they concluded their narration, "nil
tw brr mon roiild do. We thank vou
heartily for the difficult and dangerous
l -.kit vou have so faithfully performed.
May your namos and your patriotic deed j "I may g) ! I may go !' cried the de
find an honorable place in the history of j lighted Winfred to his brothers ar.d sis
Germany. Nothing now remains for us , tcrs. His father turned I ) tho council,
but to await tho enemy, sword in baud, ! and said with quiveriug lips, "Vou Irive
praying God for a speedy death for our- heard that my childreu are ready and w!l
solves and our families. To Him we com-1 ling to go this walk, aud I also to sea 1
mit our fate. Hasten, my dear fellow- j thorn."
councillors.each to the post already marked "My only son shall go with them, satd
for him. Line the wa Is. and man the
towers and gates with the boldest burghers
amongst us. We will dispute every foot
of ground with the enemy. Every piece
of the wall, every single house will wc
turn into a fortress, and bury ourselves at
last under the ruins. But let the old peo
ple, the sickly women and tho little chil
dren, betake themselves to their closets,
and barricade the doors within ; and pray
for the mercy of God on our town. Go,
mi brethren, and do as 1 bavo directed.
UUU WW -- ' '
... , .i
. " r;T ed at
ml III..... ,l..nllc, nraciifl Illrt
pnee to leave the council chamber
UUIBUll-i"""' , .
"txeu3'! ma if I detain you mcmen
I gentlemen," said Wolf, rousing himself
I from a deep reverie. "A last means has
just occurred to me, by which wo may
possibly yet soften the bard heart of our
enemy's leader. If this do not succeed,
there still remains to us to perish by tho
swords of our enemies.
"What may this last mean3 be ?''a.-Lcd
Adkr, incredulously, "jpcak your mind
quickly ; time is precious; and ws have
not a moment to lose."
"We have in our town," replied Wulf,
"a sort of petitioners whom we a!I find it
i most difSoult to resist, aud who can not be
; ,.!. In ,,.,. f ,.. .
I i.r ti .i .
"Is it possible that you mean our wives
j anJ Jilugut(iM r exclaimed the burgher-
j nst w;tu a j frolrn lu brow.
..,, vm, ,yX- t .. , ,
; ;nln lh .,, rarim ? wtVnir 'l,.r
I ,1..,,, ,i ,t,,t v
"You mistake me, sir," answered Wolf;
"I meant not our wives, but oir children.
hat father araonjrft us can resist the
pleadings of Lis child ? Which of us
could refuse his earnest petition, and if he
asked for bread give hitu a stone ?"
"That is true !" cried Sehelle. "Wolf
has hit the right nail on the head."
"I quite agree with you," said the
schoolmaster ; "anything that my poor
Johanna aoks ofmc, I would grut, were
jt at the greatest sacrifice."
Mv Drontsal." continued Wolf, "is
I .i - ... . , .,, ., , .
i mis : inai we ecdj a:i me cnimreu who
! . , ,. ...
, iau nam iis lai as iuu ciiuuijr a l'uujj', say
from five years old to fourteen, dressed in
vrhito and barefoot, as if in their shrouds
1 ,n,l lt ii.m f.d.t I.,...!..
th0 enemy with course aud resignation.
ftfcd soli our lives as dearlv as we may."
"Yon hi. for.it.,n V..lf " .n;.l
l.;ni. !,. Tr,.i-n iit ln .
aDV fresB petitioners who mioht venture
:nt th n. t a rn.el .l.irl. "
djj not for0t it," auswered Wolf -
but I thought that if death is inevitable
to ns all, it amounts to tho same thing i
whether our children are murdered here !
before our eyes or at a distance from u. !
We should indeed be spared a dreadful !
trial; whilst every father and every mo- I
thcr would be ronsod to de.peration.if they
saw the blood of their children npon the
"S' " ' !
head, "appears lo me the most unnatural j
in the world. Who would willingly throw j
his precious children into the jiws of the ,
blood-thirsty tiger ? I confess that I .nve j
not the resolution to do it. Of what n- ;
would victory be at such a price 7 Death,
: is preferable to life without our children."
"Wc qu.le agree w.tt. you, lierr ,
dau," said the other councillors, uuau. -
"Nevcrthelcs-V'said lie burghermaster, i
"Wolfa Bos8ction U not to lo at once ;
thrown tiiae. It w : sSti j
quaiutance with the deepest recesses of the
human heartj and if there is a way to toueh I
the hearts cf our enemies, it is thatrecom- ,
mended by Wolf." I
"You have no children, Herr Burgher- ;
master," exclaimed l.indau, vehemently, ;
"or you would not speak thus.
hastily leaving the room. He soon return-
ed, bringing with h.m all his children, ,
who had, with their nwther, been waiting
for him below. ,
"There are my cbiUlreu, he sa. 1, w.tb (
gllSieUlllg CCS. .'u juu a.-
them ? if any earthly go d, my life itself,
is more precious to me ? Children. would
you venture out to the enemy, if I told
j you to do so, and plead thero for all our
j i;v(, '
"Ves, yes, that we would !
Oh, yes !"
; cried all the children except H iiifred.who j
said, sorrowfully, "May I " too .' j
"Who would forbid you, my boy?'' ask- i
; cd Wolf iu surprise.
"Dccause when I lately threw a stom
...!,,! mister's eat." said Winfrod, peni
l.nllv "mother Haid I must dtV at home
,, -
; next time iney iook a ai.
"Took a walk !" repeated Wolf, sadiy
j "Yes, my son, you may go
with the rc?t
I in this walk."
: i.iuuiu,
"And mv four children," said anoiher
""And mine, and mine,"was heard from
every father's ,ip. Schelle also j un d
with the rest. Mul cr alono was silent,
l ., .s,u M t -
o 1 , , .
enthusiastically, "a ( thousand el, dre
dres.sed in white, with thcr bare feet, and
.i.-:. I..:. .a.iI , mlie,! Ilw ttiey
..... !
' ii .. i.. .-,!,! rn.il. hers Iim'
UCII IlillL if-.i'i -
WUUI'l 1ZO iu i. - w
! of lovely anU ! Il Ae, -aid hum
i ot lovely angcn : now i-iej -
My Md their little binds and beul their ,
J koceJjtnl "ry in th"iv sweet chiMi.h ones ,
for mercy ! The very thought of it melt
my heart, and I thiuk I hear a voice from
heaven, saying, 'Fear not, the enemy will
be overcome !"
All present were silent for a wLile.deop
ly affected with the rictura Wolf Lad pli
ced before their eves. At IcniT-h Ikrr
Adlcr spoka agiin. -Ou difficulty ,"' h
said, "yet remains to be cleared awiy
Who, I ask, will be guide to the children,
that they may find the rie'!it road ? Who
will inspire them with courage by the wsy,
aud repeat to thorn what they must s-iy,
and how thty must behave to the enemy ?
To send our precious Bock of Iambs with
out a guiding and protecting shephtrJ,
would be to give them up to certaiu de
struction." "Let mo be the shepherd,'' said Wolf,
eagerly. "I will lead them, and, if ne
cessary, die with them."
"Wolf! Wolf !"cried the burgheruiastcr
' cnergetically,"you are tho jewel of X&uui-
; burj !''
j "These are our jewels," replied Wo!f
. with a melancholy smile, pointiug t j his
j children.
j When Wolf left the council hou-e ha
found his wife still waiting for him in the
market-place ; and little Winfred ran for-
i ward, exclaiming joyously, '! may go
j with them, dear mother ! Father has said
"Go with them ! where ?" asked Mrs.
Wulf in surnrise. m n wnllr in ll... fi-M.
1 '
' could not now be in c,nt,rur l,tion.
'lJt ,0 . "P" tci Winfred.
i " e are S'J'ui' 1,1 gather, anJ tbc otnet
children of the town with us. Weareall
"0ut ta tLc clajP Repeated Mrs. Wolf,
WQO C0UiJ not wl,cr'! ncr e-
i "it3 my W'f-"i" said Wolf, as ho
t . tt . t !
catne UP- "A lst attempt is to be madj
: ,0 touch op'i heart, and it is to bo
I dono "-"ugh oar children."
I "0,lr cuiiJrcn !" erJ Mrs. Wolf, "t..
go uui iu me enemy, uai tuey may to
. i i i , . . .
'""bu" nauy innocent Iambs :
0U 1 00 tMhet ciuIJ hiTe dcv'3cJ a
mcasuro 1 na consent to it !
,? wouIJ ra,hcr ivo u? our n lires
'V"1' " tLo natu9 of tla artless being
h("roaIJ 6acrific0 our o
en6m' 10 3aT0 Li Paltry seU? Nj ,ldut
h'u'6ani,'nour AhateH f VllV-i f hit
j wm h pri iuator of ,
T hw M hon f, m
j Jove (Ljn my rife ..
t Andreas you ? "stammered Mr
ast0Bi:,htd beyond ciprcA-Lm
,...., ,,i ,,, k.,;.i uv,,-
i .. , . f r ,im0
ki; Mi, f wc JJ;1J)
rlK.(ijn bf Naamburg is c.iiain. In lee
lliaa an i,our muit a;j (he children bj
. sct out -
;, - ,
a!ted Mf3 Wj),f -m t distrc.3
lJt .j ibat My
kft .. an5WCrcJ Wolf. "Perhaps,
Uoweycr 02e cr cven tw0 of cur cL;,.Ir,.u
- u uot j, Uil ia lUc cri.Klj ,rtlt
, CJM tfonr
,csrfj cy,,
, Jcc;sU)n. At Ll,h. vr,,A CBr,
i. h hcf Lu;jbaa j cot tJ 'ay.she fu
t0 mc r.hi my y0UI,
est daughter. Thou hast tasted Lut liitU
of earthly p!ca3ures,aud thoJ are ilie n'.'i.-t
helpless of my children. Aud Wit.fie.l,
too; although I was obliged tJ puLisli
thee, yet I love thee with my 1 lo lu.i;t
stay with me. Oh ! wretehed w email
that I am, shall I let my lcitriccg, lu
mnkes herself so useful to nie? And thcu,
my son Kiwin, my first born. Kut wlut
Jo I say ? 1j 1 not love my merry lint
t ' Martin, and my nimble fiiry I'itiea, an 1
my Seigbert and my Adclguude ee-i
i "C al"C"t J,U
-as much as the rct .
f I e
: N, no, I can nut
no, lean nut prefer any oua ociore
i the others. I can not part with any cf
. , ,
! "I knew how it wou d be,
Sli 1 Wolf.
with a melancholy smile, "and tLiiI -re 1
: agreed to Ut you ehuose oue out. Hut how
we must nut wait another motiKUt. Wo
must act, and not talk and lament an I
! weep, if we are not all U pcrieb together."
"Aud I am not to !ay at homo wutii
! the others go, ami ?" a.-ked Winfred.
. "Please let me g , too," tal i B. nl.i.
'subbing. "I have been good, a-id hvo
1 not thrown a stone at the cat as mil. I
d' I "'
! "m- If -de no further
'i nereu wn
j -rur-
Lut if thev CO out to Ihe en 'Tin, I no'
, J S
b au i
11 .f Hum so '
cledn ut to their habaudr. as I am t ' 'T
Andrew ; and if they do not Ivt thoi eh:l
.Irn fit tntno shall li"t C either "
, .,-.7-. lert f-"'
1 C'oy CffesjcJ