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VERMONl WATCHMAN & STATE JOFHNAL, WEDNE8DA V MAY 28, L890. i clcctct) $ton;. Klnus, the ToUOg Swiss Horo. The 8innu' wm openlng lo the swiss vaiicys, ilow-oonlog, vciicd lo ralu and partlng reluctantly wltb wlnter but vet the aprlng, fllngtng prlmroeea broadcaal throogh all the woode, and (i Itng ihe ahorea of i li t? lake with he patlca and geutian. The looaened in iws were plunglng with tollow Ibuuder Into the raviaea and rlvera iiini the graaa wiim growtng green aml long on the Alpa between the glacten. A pale, aweel sunltghl wm ahining on th(! raofi of ihc town of Fribourg, lylng as f dreamtly Mleep in its little qatet velley, shut In by ihc eternal mounteini. whose peaki were white with Ihe gleaniiiig snows. n the oenter of ihc lower town, whleh roae fron the banka of the Sarine by n lucoeuion of terracea, a group of cnlldren were at play In tho warn fternoon vuiiHliiiiv. They gainholed like ki le, ihe rlch and ihe poor together, the ion of the baron baoa-luhand with poor little Klaua, the goat-keeper'a sou. Occasionally they sung snatches of songs totigs thiit they liud henrd their fathera sing, and which were fnll of the spirit of spring-lime. " iU," said I' rlo, the baron's sou, " nnd I ihall be glad when we oan awim agaln In theriver. Ambroae, mytutor, Uyi thiit tO swim well,to ride well, and to use the aword like a gentleman wlll make one a perfeol knight." " 1 think that one should he hrave. and generous. with a good heart as well M a graoefnl persou," deelared Klaus. " And OOUrteOUI, too," added Caspar, hc millcr's son. "Of course," assented Ulric. " 1 1 e WOUld not he a good knight unless he posscssed all these qualiliea." " Sometitnei a man is cros and 111 tempered becauae be is unhappy," said little Rudolph, who lived alone with his niother in one of the big stone houses of the clty. " Sueh ones should he pitied, I think." " Yes, truly," answered Klaus, pat ting Kndolph on his shoulder, for thev all loved the genlle spirit which could i betraving his pity the offendin The chlldren In their play pauaed be fore a young linden tree planted in the iquare of the clty, whose leaves were just pnttlng forth from its branches. A sudden hush fell upon them. The tree bad a history, and every boy and girl In Fribourg waa familiar with it. Twenty four years before, a youth. wounded and bloody from the hattle-li did of Morat, had brought the news of the glorioua Victory over Duke Charles the Bold, of j IJurgundy, and fallen down duad on this very spot. In his hand he had carried a sruall linden bough, which was imrue diately planted. It had lived and flour- j ished,and was the pride of every patri- j Otlc heart in Fribourg. This tree is still alive, after more tban four hun- i dred years, Btandng dir ctly in front of ! the new town liouse of the old Swiss j city.l " He died a noble dealh." cried Ru dolph, " AVe shall always remember j Nicholas Spingun we and our chll dren." "Yet," said Vlric, doubtfully, " he j would have been more of a hero to my thinklng if he had died on the fleld of battle." " He had already helped to win a vic tory," said Klaus. " His next duty was to earry the news to the anxinus hearts at home, He was a hero be cause he did his duly and died per forming it." " Wbal a battle that was! " deelared ITlrie. " I have heard father say that the Burgundlan duke left flfteen sol- diers dead on the He,ld,and his splendid pavilions were all captured, witli their untold wealth. Rlch armor, magnifi cent olotbing, and dianionds, and all kinds of jewels were picked up by our poor niountaineers, many of whoni never knew the real worth of their prl 'S. There never was sueh another victory. Oh, how I would like to see a battle! But the days of war are over, and we shall never be heroes. I fear." "Be not 80 sure of that, my little ruaster," said a stranger, who crossed the square at that moment and heard Ulrio'a speceh. " The sanie foe still lives in Maxtmillian of Germany, who has inherited all the claims of liis grand father, Charles of Uurgundy, anri whose lower is eveu more formidable than that of the great duke. Even now there are murmurings beyond the mountaius, and doubtless his spies are already at work aruoug U8. Helvetia will ueed all her brave hearts to defend her, and even boys may be heroes like the one who sleeps there uuder the linden." With those words the new-eomers passed on to the clty inn, where they soon after heard th.it a raessenger from Appenzell had brought tidings that stirred the heart of every patriot Switznr. Meauwhile the boys' games were euded, and each one returned to his own home. Ulric von Kuonau walked up to the castle on the hill where he had a pony and a hound, and where a certaiu degree of ease and luxury pre vailed, for the Baron von Kuouau was the great man of the district. Poor little Klaus took his way to the but which he OOCUpled in the valley witli his father and mother. The roof nro- jected eight or ten feet , forming a sortof piazza. A woodeu gallery, close to the roof Within, answered for bedrOOmB, All around llie kitchen were milk-pails, measures, ladles made in the shape of shells, milk-strainers (funnels lilled with pine leaves), cheese-presses, and other thinga delicately clean. They were made of maple, linden and a kind of odorous pine, and some were well carved and really beautiful. After his supper of coarse bread and milk, Klaus climbed a ladder to the eleeping gallery, which was but little more than a shelf. Then he fell to thinking various thiugs, chietly of brave young Nicholas Spingeu, who brought the good news from Morat, and Fell dead in the market place, with the word victory on his lips and the linden bough in his hand. If he could only do something like that; if he could only be a hero. But what bope was there of his ever winning fanie he, the child of a poor goatherd; he, Klaus Hen.il Ulric might be great some day, everybody would heln him; but he, tbe goatherd's Bon, nobody would help, and he could not do much for himBelf. f he ever won honor it would be. in hnmble paths, doiBg his simpln duty, bo he thongbt forgetting in his boyish impatience that Ihe rnce is not always to the swift or the battle tothestrong. The DtXt mornlng Klaus rosn early and went to keep the gonts down in the vaHey of the S;irina. He did not like the work, but he ntde the bcst of it, whlttling deft and hindione things with his kuife while he sat under the trees. While hc was engaged in his OCOUpiftion hc saw tWO horsenicn ride out from an adjacent wood and halt underthe boughi of a great oftk. Thev were armed alike. Bach wore abarrea belmet of steel, a coat of llnked mall. with long sleeves, plalted gauntlcts, and a Btee) breaatplate. Their lega were eovered with armor, bo flexible that it benl to every inoveincnt of the bodv. Baxsh Itad a shicld ar.mnd his neck and a lancc in his hand. There was n forelgn looh about them which rendered the boy suspicious. As he watched them he saw a man creeptog along the ground loward them from the dlrectlon of the city. Klaus thoUghl he rccog nlied in him n ccrtain fellOW whoni he had often een tbont Pribourg, What did it mean those knightsin forelgn armor and the spy creeplng up to meet them? Suddenly the words of the Appenzell vUitor in the great bqu are fne day before came to his mind. Most Llkely theae were some of Maximllllan'a knighta. and they were plottlng to get possession of Fribourg. At the thottght his face fluahed hotly, and his heart almoat jumped into his mouth. I'er haps he, Klaus llenzi, might savc the fatherland if hc ueed his wits and did his duty. I.eaving the goats QibbliDg the sweet grasses among the rocks, Klaus cau tioualy crcpt as ncar as hc could lo the spot where the new-comers were con vcrsing. Oneof the knights had dis mounted, and the other was holding the brldle-reiu, while tlie formcr was paying some gold into the handB of the traltor. Klaus heard them say: " To night, at thrce o'clock." " Yes," said the knight, " we ahall have a thouaand spears at the eastern gale." " And I," said the villain, who was nalivc city for derman gold, " will have it opeu for you just as the. clock atrlkea thrce, without fail." "To-night, at three," thought Klaus; " every one will be sunk in sleep, or would be but " '' Hlatl" whispercd the knight, ut ttng his liugcr to his lip, " 'Tis nothlng," answered his com panion. " Therc's not a soul within lialf a milc. And your worsliij) says I shall have the rest of the gold at sun rise?" " Certainly. and Maxlmillian of Ger many always kccps his word." The man moved away. Klaus re mained silent where he was behind the abadow of a rock, his eyes and his ears opcn. The knight did not reruount. I certainly heard something," he said, Btepping around, "although that mis erable spy thought differently. Hal" he cried, " I was sure of it," and he placed his strong hand upon the listen Ing boy. " What shall I do with him?" he asked. " We can dccide that latcr," an swered the other. " But we must not lose him." Klaus was accordinsrly takeu and lifted to the saddle in front of one of the knigbts, and convej'ed about a milc, wheu the two horscmen came to a lirc in the wood. where a number of soldicrs were cooking dinner. Ilere he was lifted down, bound sccurely with cord and placed in the middle of the group. ' What shall be done with him?" Bgain asked the knight who had cap tured him. "He can do ua DO harrn as he is," re plled one of the soldicrs. " Let us spill no more blood than is necessarv." The lad, trembling, heard this de eision. He would not have begged for his life; still he was glad they were not to kill him at ouce. He might yet be able to save the city. Dinner was served in the wild wood, and then the party mounted their boraea and rodc away, leaving him ly lng there, hands und feet bound, and Incapable of the lcast movement. What should he do? What could he do? For a long tinie he did not try to do anytbing, he only lay perfeotly quiet, thinking. The words " three o'clock" rung in his ears. I'nless he could es capc and waru them his fricnds would all be massacred, his native city en Blaved, and perhaps the whole land brought under Austrian sway. Ah, WOC to Helvetia then! All the labors of its heroes would be lost. The hours paased Hlowly, the great round aun that bung red in the sky like I a broken heart bleeiling itself to death, aank lower and lower. The ahatdowa began to creep down the darkly-wooded j hill. Nlgbt was coming on, then the boy (iared not think. A little breeze arose, and blew the j ashcs from the few live coals that still amouldered where the soldicrs bad cooked their dinner. Half u dozcn ; deail boughs had fallen upon them, and a little tl irue Qickered suddenly Into ! life. A thought, like an inspiration. Came to Klaus in hisdespair. He could move just a little by work ing his body like a 'snake, and Writhins slowly and painfully aloug, an Inoh at a timc,lic Dnally reachedlhc tire. What was his purpose? Jle loould hnra the curd ujiim his wrist in the hotflame. He must save Fribourg at anv haz ird. His duty lay straight before him, and there was but one way by which to escape. Only a hero would have thought of it; many a brave man could not have endured the paln. But the boy, Klaus Ben&l, never Qlnched. tbough the tire scorched the llesh of his hnnds to the bone. After moments of agony the singcd rope fell from his wrists. His hands free, it was easy enough to re lease his feet. I'ale and half faintiug from bla BUff erlng, be stood at lust free. It was after dark, and he was several miles from home, the path indirect, un even, and even dangerous. But he waitcd for nothing. Hc plunged through the forest, Btumbling over rocks and fallen treeB, often losirtg the way, but still keeping bravely on. At last he reachcd the eastern gate, and.calling to the watchman, "The encmy! the enemyl They are close at hand! Quick!" Tben he Bank dowu, ex hausled and faiuting. A sudden ahOUl went round the wall. U was cchocd from sidc lo side, from qiiarterlo (pinrter. All knew Ihal there was some fearlul danger at hand. In a short tlme Ihe alarm-bell was ringing, and people were (locking iiround with eager queal lonl(i llis voloe grew faint, however, as be whispercd, " There is treachery. Keep the gale ahut, At three o'clock to-night our City was to be betraved bj Ihe (ier mans." They carried the little hero into tbe nearest house, where he was cared for tenderly, his wounda aoothed by cooling npplications, and a drnught i of Wlne gtven him, In which they had ulxed a aleeplng-powder. While Klaus losscd and moimed on his couch of pain, irrim sentlnela all ntghl long guardcd the walls. Mes- tengeta were alao cnt on boraoback to warn the netgbbnring villagea, The alory rang like a trumpetcall over tho hills aml through ihe valleys. It echocd from the mountalna, 1 1 was borae over brlght lakes and ruahlng rivere, From all the cantoiis gnlhered ihc hardy oragamen men wholoved their country and could dle for it. Their force was much smaller than that of Maxlmillian, but tbe Swtaadid not Care for that. They rallicd unihr the dlfferent bannera of the lemrue the LloD of Zurtch, Ihe llear of Itcrne, the liull of Url, the Wiid Goal of Hnsli, the Axes of Btel, and the E iglc of Interlacheii. Kvery man was a hero, countless were Ihe deeds of vaior. At length, drtven siowiv but aurelvfrom every poaltlon,ahot down, struek down, hewn down, the Austrians turned and ded. Those that perishcd, says the 1 blatorlan, numbered more than the j whole army of the .Swiss. Soon afterwards Maxlmillian the Handaome, as he was called, concluded a peace with the Bfil8era on Seplember 23, 1490. The Swiss had secured at last their real independence, and for three bundred years the tbirteen cantona auffered from no forelgn attack, Thus h boy'a herolam aaved nol only a ckv but u whole nalion, and humblc little Klaus became a much greater hero thau even the cnvied Nicholas Bpinger, 11c lived to beoome a useful ciliz n, and died full of years and honors. and was buried in his naiive city. To-day a statue of the goat kecper's son stands in the aquare of Pribourg, an enduring memorial of the true worth of a boy who did his duly. ; Fred M. Colby, in Examiner. bbcrtiscmcnts. Plumpand rosyare the babiea liying upon LACTATED FOOD Physicians prcscribc it. Invalicls use and relish it. A picturr ui fivc iharming bnWM) aUo vahwhle (Minphtet, -.ent n ajpplic n(ion. Will, Ricmaiimoii ftCot) ituiiitiKton, vt. Bloral anb lltligious. bbtrtistmcnts. DlAMOND V DYES 7 ' ANY ONE CAN DYE It's easy to dye with Diamond Dyes Because so simple. It's safe to dye with Diamond Dyes Because alway3 reliable. It's economy to dye with Diamond Dyes Because the strongest. Sfou ought to dye with Diamond Dyes Because they are best. Everybody kno a that at thiB sea- son the blood is Blled with in.purilics, the accumulation of montha of close confluement Inpoorly-ventilated atorea, work-shops and icnemcnls. 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We often hide our richesl blcssings under a pall, and dceo- ra'ie with garlanda our temptationa, or Ihe i-ources of our BplritUal BOtTOWa and ihame, The poor old patrlarch J acob wns ahrouded in gloom, when be walled out, "All these Ihings are agBlnatme," Joaepb is gone, Hlmeon is gone, and they have carrieii away also Benjamln, who bOM in his boytah face Ihe pholo- graph of the beautiful Rachel. Hc calls his lot a sad one. But tbe iclurn- Ing certvan i- almoat in alghl which brings to him the full sncks from Fgypt's giauaiies. aml Ihe j iyful invitation to go and see his long-loBt Joaeph as pre mier of Pbaraoh'a kingdom, His dark hour is just before Ihc dav-daw n. hat he bapttaed as a sorrow baa grown into Ihe greatesl niercv of his life. We have a Btriklug illuslralion of the mis- takes that ahort-algbted people often make by turning lo a versc in Ihc fotirth chapter of Ihe flrat Book of Chronlclea. There we read that " Jabez was more honorable than his brethren; and his molhei called his name .1 ibt .. aaylng, Btcautt 1 bwt him with (or rott).' " For some reason or other ahe puta the mark of her grief on the. brow of her chlld, and she calla him " sorrow ful." Yet the very obild who was boru in tears and christened With a Bad name grew up to be the ornament and glorv of her household. God honored him with so many blessings, and his career was bo bright and bctu ticcnt, that people must have wondercd how he ever came to have so dolcful a name. His history was like the April shower that begins with weeping clouds, but cnds in bril- llanl lun-ourata andin rainbowa palnted on the sky. We are often as bllnd as that Hebrew mother, and make the sanie cgregious mistakes. We persist in namlng thiiiL's norrowt which turn out to be rlch blessings in disguise. Who ever congratulatea a man on the loss of his forlune or the failure of his ambitious schemes? Yct while his purse is bcing empiied his soul may be Blllng full with Ood'a grace. More Ihan one man has bcen bankrupted into ipiritual wealth. Be careful how you tell a sick Iricnd that his sickncss is a great afll.ctiou when it may be scut of (iod to soften his heart, tobring him lo reflection and repentance. I.et us also be careful how we condole with every weeping mother whose darling child has (ound its angel-winga and down away to ihe arms of .lesus. If we wiah to aympathlte with any parent, let it rather be with her whose living chll dren are foolingaway life in frivolity,or are hardening into thc sins that may yet break the heart of her who bore them. 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The Itnill ''.ii, thn luHt TVfflday in Auuiui ttnd tlif tirat TtitalHy fn I iu u.u Examinations for Admission, Thc tral day and Ihe Ittit Weducsday of ea'h tt'iin, airMi i in- utM i ut'niiiiy in .luntiHry abci any i ui-viay in AitKuat. Subjects for Exarniriation for Admission, Arithnit'tic, KnKliah (Irammar, (Jeofctraniiy. 1'hyat mogf, UUtori of thc I nltrd htatwa. For furtlicr lu foriaatton apfily tu KLiWAKII C0NANT, l'riucipul, I(itnli4ih, VeruiouW A lieiiuurul Incldent. A ahort time before hU dealh tbe re nowned englne-builder, Corllaa, found it neceaaary to enlarge bli i;reut ma-chine-sbopa, and et a aquad of men at work to prepare tbe material for build ing. One morning, after aome progreaa had heen in.ide in the preparathni, he vialted the ipiarry from whieh the stoue for ihe fouudalfon was heiua; taken. While the maaooB were arranging to blaat a buge rock a work man, pointing to a bird hovering over a ledjje bigh up in the rock, said: "That bira will have to change iis neating in short order if it (ranta to aave ita neck." "Are there eirys in the neal?" inqulred Mr. Corllaa, wiih evident Intereat. " Yes, four lit tle apeckled fellowa over which the mother-hird has heen fussiu ever since we began work," replied the man; ' the young birda will soon be peeping througb the delicate Bhella." " Then let the work stop until the birdlinga are readv to fly," was the L'leat-heailed mau's commatid. " You are aurely not in earneat?" exolalmed the foreman, who was dlreottng the preparation for hlasting. " 1 surelv am, was ihe quick reply; 1 have no rlght to break up the home of eveu the smallcst of Qod'a creaturea, and these parent-blrda have riizhts that 1 am hound to re apeot." " You are aware, alr, that the irorklng-meu are all on hand, and that everytbing must stop if we carry out your ordera," urged the man, anxloualy. " 1 underaland all this, my friend; siiii, I in not couscientiouslv do otherwise than adhere to my ti-st eommand. What rlght have 1 to huild up my for tunes upon the ruins of eveu a bird's home?" ' The men will be dissatis tied, sir; they feel that they have rightt, too," retorted the man, a dark frown scttliiit! over his honest face. "1 recog niie their rightt, also, aml their pay shall go on just as usual duriOg these araltiog days. Send them to their bomea and u-t them apend the tlme iu Improving tbeir own houses aml garden patches." The sulleu looks that had been ijathering on the facesof the men Vanlaned suddenly at his words, and iti- atead of bltter Impreeatlona and mut- lered curses, the air was lilleil with cbeera aud benedlctiona that ulmogt overwhelmed the modest proprietor, who never thought of belng applauded for s:inplv obeyiun the dictates of his conscieuee. At the close of the wcek four little birds were seen bobbing up aud dowu iu the nest away up iu the cliff, but fully two weeks more passed before the youuu' lle.dglinga were, alile to leave their mossy home in the crev oe of the rock. lustead of becoming irritable at Ihe long delay, the great engiue-builder seemed to en joy the days of traitiDg, and freuueutly Vialted the spot. to see how the feathered soug sters were growing. llis devotion to the rights of the little creatures won the admiration of the men, and when, after three weeks of rest, the gigantic buHiness was again set in operatiou they all felt constrttiued to do their ut most to help repair the loss that their uoble-bearted employer had so will iugly suffered. Early Dew. Chicap, Eoclc Island &FaciflcRy. InclucllnK Llncf, East and West of the itflBBou'' Rlvor. The Dlroct Euutc to and frO'Tl CHICAOO, ROCK ISLAND. DAVENPORT, DE8 MOINES. COUNCIL BLUFFS, WATERTOWN. 8IOUX FALLS. MINNEAI'OLIS, ST. PAUL. ST. J09 SPH, ATCIIISON. 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