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FinBT OTJR -SOMES; THEN OlJfe STATE; EUSTA^LY THE NATIONi THESE flOKSTITUTE^Otr?^ CO?N^BY'i^-'^
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: POETRY,
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The Unbolted Door.
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An agod widow sat alone
Beside her narrow hearth; a
?1 Her silent cottage never hoard
'The- ringing laugh of mirth
?Six children onco had sported there, but now the
churchyard snow ?
Foil softly on five" little graves that were not long
ago.
She mourned them all with patient love,
But since her eyes had shed
' Par bitterer tears than those which dewed
The faces of the dead.
The child which had been, spared to her, her darling
and her pride,
The woeful mother lived to wish she had also <Jicd!?
Those little ones beneath the snow,
Not. lost, but gone before ;?
Faith taught her all was well with them,
, And then the pang was o'er; ?
But when sho thought where Katie was, she paw
r- the city,s glare.
The painted mask of bitter joy which Ned gives
- Sin to wear. "
Without the snow was thick and white,
? * No step had fallen there:
? Within bIic sat beside her fire,
Each thought a silent prayor,
When suddenly, behind her seat, unwonted noi.<e
she heard,
As though a-hesitating hand the rustic latch hail
stirred,
She turned, and there the Watnloror stood,
With snow-flake* on her hair
A faded woman, wild and Worn,
The ghost of something fair. ,
And then upon the mother's neck the withered
brow was laid,
??Can God and you foVglVe me all? An- I have
sumod," she jinidi*
.&<? .... ; . ' .
Tho Widow dr?pped Upoli her knees,
Bofo're the f?dln? fife, ....
And thanked the Lord, whose loving hand
Hud granted her desire.
The daughter Kneejcd beside her top, tears stream
ing from her eyes,
And prayod, "God help me to be good to mother
ere sho dies!?' ?'? * ..
' Thay did riot talk about the sin,.
. The shame, tlits bitter woei~ 7
They ruokc about those little graves,
Aijd things' of long ago. ? ?
And thW the raised her eyes, and said
in tonder toii?"; .
??Why did you keep tho oV??" unbarred when you
"were quite alone?"
'?My child," tlio widow said, and smiled
?A smile of love and pain:
'?I kept it so lest VfAx should come, t
And turn away uguiu:.
I've waited for you all the while?a mother's love
js true;
let in it but tlio khadowy *ype of Hie who died for
you ?
LITERARY.
SELECTED. *? ?
THE
PHILANTHROPIST.
A TALE OF ASIA MINOR.
Mustapha Hen Mustapha,- Reu Ali, Ben
Kaled, thou wast well-known, long-loved, and
deeply-lamented. Tears arc still shed upon the
turban stone that marks the spot tvhero thy re
mains'sleep the'sleep of the holy ; the young
men pray to bo like thec, brave, beautiful, and
beloved; the old men thank Allah, that thou
Wbst the light ofthcir infancy, and the glory of
thciv land." Yet thy sun was mug clouded by
sorrow, thy name was long stained by calumny,
and anguish long bowed to the earth ihe brow
that was yet to wear the heron plume of power,
and the diamond chejonck of )hc favor of the
Sultan, king of kings.
The father of. Mustapha was ono of the beys
of Karamania, the chief of a tribe, the lord of
a hundred villages, and crowning alljhis honors
with the glory of having made tho pilgrimage
to Mecca. Thus rich, powerful, and a Iladgi,
he*.had obtained the.highest rank of felicity
aiiotted to mortal man; his name been nie. a
.proverb throughout Anatolia for prosperity;
and when the Mollah blessed the marriages of
the Moslem, hd always added, 'fMuy thy good
fortune be as tho good fortune of the Roy Mus
tapha, and may-thy head be as ?rmly fixed on
thy shoulders; may thy purse an long escape
public rubbery, and mnytst thou, like him, sloop
on tho pillow of security, till thou goost to the
world where mon are neither plundered, be
headed, tior bowstrin'god, because they aro
richer, hotter, or longer-lived, than their neigh
bors."
Hut all havo tdieir .troubles. There never
was a sky which will not show a cloud now und
then. There'never was a lake without a rip
ple. Kvon the Roy Mustapha had his troubles.
They caipv in the uh&pu ?f a son ; that sou was
the finest youth in nil Knrnmania, handsome,
generous, brave, and- beloved. The old Bojr
gazed on him with -pride, the tribe,-with vene
ration; he was tho theme of the poet's song,
?of tho story-tollor's tajc, aiyj of tho warriors'
carousal. Hut in the midst of those bright
prospects, there was a spot which .looked full of
storm, to the. cyo of the sagacious father. His
son n was genius; the Bey was a man of sonso,
his son was a speculator; the Boy was content
with the world as ho found it, his son was a
philosopher; hut the Boy pointed, towards the
distant towers of Constantinople, and asked*
whether philosophy could keep him out of their
dungeons ? At length his time .was comc^ ns
it comes to all. ?"From Iiis pillow, which over*
looked one of the moat smiling prospects of
Asia Minor, ho j^aVe his gallant aud sorrowing,
son charge over his inheritance; finally he put
into his hands au emerald siguct. wrought with
a mysterious inscription. "This," said the old
man ; "is tho talisman of our house; it has
kept us safe even Under the scymctar of the
sultan, for a*hundrcd and fifty years. Keep
it, until, you must give it up, like nie, with all
things human." His son took the talisman
with tears and awe, pressed i{ to his lips, and
then attempted to decipher the inscription. It
was totally unintelligible to him. "The lan
gmige," said .the* Boy; "in which those words
arc written, is not capable of! being read by
one in a thousand, of any time of life; nor by
ono in a million of yours. If you shall die
without learning it, yott shall die in a dungocn ;
therclorp leurn it, sou of my "heart, as soon as
you can." The Bey's, voice hud already eunk
to a whisper. 11U son clasped his .hand iu
filiul' anguish, and knelt beside the couch of
the dying chief. ""Where," asked he, "is this
sacred language to be learned. ? my father?"
They Bey was silent; speech had perished on*
his lips; hut ho pointed to heay.cn, and then,
with his hand on the head of his son, gave his
spirit to the angels.
Mustaphn was proclaimed Bey by the'accla
mations of a thousand of the finest horsemen
in Anatolia. The world- spread around him a
prospect- of beauty. 'Gold aud jewels were
liko sand before him.' Tho morning.rose ou the
prayers of his people for his prosperity, and
the eveningJieard the cry oi; the M^/nw re
turned by the Son?*? of the Karmanian shep
herds from the hills, iu praise of Mustapha the
flower of-tho land; but tho acclamations of
the thousand horsemen were more grateful to
the .car of the young warrior*.. Their squadrons,
galloping on the plain before the palace, the
flashing of their scymctars, their adroitness
with the pistol and the spear, kindled the pas
si,. ?? which finds a place in the bosom of every.
Anatolian voutli, In his glowiug.tompcramcnt
it blazed into * devouring flame. But the
flame must wait for a vent. In the meantime,
he set his vivid invention to work: his quick
cyo saw a hundred defects iu the equipment,
management, and manoeuvres, of his troops.
He introduced remedies for them all. But the
troop55 snw no necessity for their being wiser
than their fathers. Like them, they could
shoot an eng]"-' on tht? wing, and cut through a
turban at a stroke,? >ciu UP ?" charger
gallop, aird slice a Persian or CmwIw*?11 ?kirui
ishcr from th? crown of the head to tnC- chin.
But their chieftain must be obeyed He was j
obeyed, and his popularity instantly fell* lilVy
degrees.
Mustapha keonly felt the difference between
the faint .cry with which he was welcomed in
his next exercise of the squadrons, and the ar
dent neelamafion that hailed his former pres
ence*. But his convict ion of the true Impor
tance of the improvements was too strong to
suffer him to go hack. "They arc my chil
dren/' said he. as he returned, dejectedly from
one of those djiys in which his horsemen hud
manoeuvred incomparably on the new plan, yet
had suffered him to depart from the field with
out the waving uf a sword. '?! must treat them
as-such, bear with their follies, ami leave them
to have more sense jis they got more knowledge.
But it is unfortunate that we have no war. A
week's real work would teach them the use of
those changes, and they would then know how
to value them as they deserve."
As ho was reaching his palace, iu a gloomier
mood than he had ever felt, before, he saw a
horseman riding down the neighboring bill at
full speed. As he approached, the yellow cap.
and the imperial dragon on his breast showed
that he was one of the Tartars of the Porte.
Ho brought dispatches. They announced that
the Muscovite dogs "lad dared to bark at the
sublime Father of the faithful, and. wliaf was
more, to bite ; that the Sultan had already con
descended to retreat before tho Infidel; for the
j mere purpose of destroying them within bis
own territory, and thus fertilizing bis fields
with their bones; that the .Muscovite dogs
being inspired by Satan, and not seeing the
purpose of this discreet movement, had follow
ed his Mightiness the Vizier, had dared to at
tack him two several times,?for which might
their souls bo speedily given to the black.un
gcl Moiikiar, and their bodies to the ditches of
Bulgaria,?even had the additional, insolence
to seize his cnt|UOU aud baggage, and*actually
pusj||53{tpeir madness, to the# extent of. threat
euin*tO- inarch on Constantinople. TJi? dis
patcjv- concluded . with h command that the
thousand cavalry under the ordors of the Bay
Mustapha, should instantly march to join the
faithful army of iho Padishah, in driving the
Infidels jfnto the Danube/ The dark eyes of
Mustaofia flashed fire as he read tho words.
Ho w'as.now in the path to honors unbounded;
his q^ct-* imagination saw before bim fanie,
commands, nntional hpmage. He ordered' the
trumpets instantly to sound, recalled his horse
men eagerly, and told them the tidings. The
Knrainanitin is brave by nature. Ho loves
plunder, victory. gold-Kilted scymctars, and fine
hora^V&jid he expected to find them all on
tho wist of the Propontis. The squadrons
were Weary of their days of discipline. They
flourished their pikes and swords rejoicingly,
and .i*ave..thc young Bey the first shout that he
had heard from them for a month. ? In fpur
and-twenty hours he was in march, and .the
marcn'.ncvcf'halted until he was in view of the
bright waters of the Bosphorus.
Al?; hitherto was exultation. The showy
Bey and his Arab charger shared tho praises
of tho whole Moslem .populace,* who thought it
wort-Iv-their while to. leave their coffee cups, to
sec the huudsomost soldier mounted on the
hand?micst horse in tho Ottoman dominions.
His cavalry won the next praise. Never had
the idlers of Constantinople seen such dashing
ridcrffij so capitally equipped, with turbans so
rich, lenftans so embroidered, and boots so.
worthy of tlm Sultan's body guard. Ttie Eu
vo^wia- Spahls looked on with onvyj but tho
Delhis, who always come from Anatolia, and
go, fa|e only knows where, triumphed yi bo
brilliant a body of comrades, and swore that
they were worthy to fall into their rear. Noth
ing cpjiild be a higher compliment.
Thmr. trial soon came. From the summit of
a lowjfcangc of barren hills in Bulgaria, Mus
tapha tone day saw a mob of foot and. horse
rambliug about the country, some quarrcllipg,
some robbing, some cooking, and some with
their dogs, loose, looking for game. He in
quired?^ a peasant wduit this strange medley
feo his utter astonishment he was told,
that -this was iho Turkish army. This was
cnouyJlTf ihf...?/juso of their defeats was evident.
What could be done against the Muscovite
bayonets and guns, with mi army one half of
whom were forced to rob for food, and the
other to rob robbers? His genious was instantly
on the alert, lie conceived a plan for at once
restoring their discipline, and supplying their
food; and determined to take the first opportu
nity of earning immortal fame by enlightening
the brains of the blundering Vizier. Hut what
was to be done with a coiumander-in-chicf.who
had been a slippcr-ntukor, and had never known
the use of steel but in his own awd ? His high
nets listened to the plan of the young Bey with
a smile; said that it was excellent, but im
practicable; that the Ottomans had been in
the habit of conquering their'enemies .without
these new inventions, und by the blessing of
Mahomet, they would couquor them still. The
Vizier having said thus much, made a sign to
one of his attendants, and dropping his head
on the sofa, fell asleep.
2I"*lophn indignantlj returned to his tent.
Some ot Iiis officer? c???c round him on his en
trance. ''Comrades," said lie. "I havb failed.
My infallible plan has been thrown away, oil
the ears of that hog of a slipper-maker. He
was drunk when I.went, he was asleep when I
came away. So, fight or fight not, wc must be
starved." He rushed into the tent, and un
buckling his scynictar, began to meditate on
the first fruits of his glory. A slight noise
roused him ; and he saw one of the Cnpidgis,
with the Vizier's order for his head in one
hand, and the bowstring in the other. It was
clear that he had not yet learned to read the
language of the* talisman. The Capidgi came
forward, to teach him a lesson on the liberty Of
speech. A true Turk would have given his
nock'in return. But Mustapha was-too new
to life to have acquired its perfect courtesies,
lie was a mountaineer, and rude in proportion.
His only answer to the respectful salutation of
the Capidgi, was a blow with the hilt of his
loosened semytar which brought the Sultan's
officer to the ground. He then tore thq order,
and kicked the unfortunate instrument of jus
tice out of the tent.' lie wns on the point of
mounting his charger, to lay the whole affair
before the Divan, when a most flattering mes
sage arrived from the Visier', apologizing for
"the misconduct of the officer, who was on the
point of being bastinadoed for his error," and
requesting the company of tho Bey to take
coffee, and receive the command of a brigade
of cavalry. Mustapha was instantly appeased.
He flew to tho Vizier's tent, was welcomed
with remarkable graciousncss, and-was in the
act of smoking (he pipe of honor, when -he
felt his hands bound, and was marched, with
out another word, to the roar of the tent, wlwre,
oft looking for his accusers, he could sec nothing
but the same Capidgi, bowi.ig with habitual
grace, and half a dozen mutes, ready to per
form that ceremony upon him whielj supersedes
all others. - This comes." lie murmured bit
terly, *??f attomptibg to put knowledge into the
hoads of esses". Let mo escape but this once,
aud the world way fool itself after its own way
for the rest of nay existence.''. The rejection
was tardy, for (the mutes were m- the act of.
fastening the string round his neck. Another
moment would have extinguished the man of
genius. But at that moment a shell whizzing
through the air, dropped into the centre of the
group. The applicant of the. string Was
crushed into mummy. Three other'w?re shat
tered into fragments by the explosion. Mus
tapha stood a free man again. The Vizier's
tent was set in a blaze, and he rushed through
it in the confusion aud regained .his. own; in in
finite wrath with blunderers of all kinds; but
not yet including the teacher of tactics to slip
per-makers. ? ...
? ' [Tobe Continued.] ?
M I 'S .C ELLA N E; O U S.
Pertinent Quest ions Answered.
The New Orleans Time? contains the follow
ing pertinent bif of catechism, which will,
puzzle the Radicals.to confute-: t .
Did the Northern States over have- the in
stitution of slavery '/ Yes. ? .? .
Did they free thoir slaves7 No..
How did they get rid of the accursed things?
They sold-their slaves-to tho people of. the
South.
Why did they discontinue slavery in their
midst? Because it paid .better to sell their
slaves than to keep them. -<
Did they make any provision ibr the future
freedom of their slaves when they sold them ?
No.; /? > ^ .-.*. .*? I. r\ _ ,, \t
"What States whero chiefly engaged in the
slave trade ?. Tho Northern ^States.
Did they continue the trade.after slavery
was abolished in their midst ? Yes?they con
tinued it until the commencement of the war. -
? Which of the Northern Stares had the great
est number of vessels engaged in this trade and
made most money by kidnapping poor Africans
and selling them into bondage ? Massachu
setts.
Could not. Congress have passed a gradual
emancipation and colonization act, allowing n
moderate compensation for slaves It could.
Would such an act have been accepted by
tho South ? Undoubtedly.
.What premted the rebellion in the South ?
An assurance-that tho very men from whom
originally the Southern people parchaso'd their
slaves, after they had been stolon from Africa;*
were determined to release them without a
restitution of thoir own ' ill-gotton gains
iu the premises, and to make use of the Ereed
men as tools, in order to perpetuate their own
political supremacy.
Have tho fears of tho South been realized?
; Yes. ... ', .. .
It is unnecessary, to mako further extracts
from this suggestive and retrospective cate
chism. If order is to be brought forth from
the existing chaos, the people of the whole
country must forget -their bickerings, and cx^
hihit a spirit of mutual forbearance.
-??? na? ? i
A Heart-Rending Episode.*
The London Morning Herald1* military cor
respondent gives the following story i
MA farmer, living in a hamlet near Possnitz,
had a wife and two children, and such was
th?t woman's terror of the.'Prussia'ns, when"
she heard thoy were coming, that her husband,
to satisfy hor, placed hor in an underground
collar, with her two little ones, and built up
the doorway, leaving somo food inside. The
Prussians entered the place, and, among others,
obliged this poor man to .accompany them,
with his horse .^nd cart, for a day's journey,
they said. But tiiu nan was brought.on from
place to place, and at last, when he was suf
fered to return and reach his own house, several
days had elapsed. Oft the way back ho began
to calculate howTittle food he had loft with his
wife and children ; .and' horror stricken at the
dreadful thought that their crios might not be
heard, his hair is said'to have turned white on
his homoward journoy. His fears woro but too
real. He toro down tho masonry, searched for
thoso so dear to him, but only found thrco life
less bodies half devoured by rata? Reason left
him at the dreadful sight , and he is now in the
hospital a. lunatic." . "
Tiik Good Wifk.?Sho.? ommandcth her
husband in any equal matter, by constantly
obeying him. , ?
She never crosscth her husband in the
spring-tide of his anger, but stays till it be cb
bing-watcr. Suroly men contrary to iron, aro
worst to be wrought upon* when they aro hot.
ILer clothes arc rather comely than costly,,
and she makos plain cloth to be vclyct by hor
handsome wearing it.
Her husband's Bocrcts sho will n?t divulgo;
especially she Is caroful to conceal" his infirm
ities . V
? - In her h'usband's absence alto* is wife ami
deputy husbandy which njalfeir*6eV 8wftM the* : '
files of her diiigeTJtrc. At Ms-ttetuftf'lie' '
all things so well, that he wonders.to see him*'- f$
self at home When h?r was aliibttdV -, 4* ?t*fo%4&
. Her-ehildr?ri.thougH many^innumbeff> *f?.^ 3
fcoW W ttofs^y steering:' tbpt? irittr ? look;,
Whither slie fisteth. ' ?,:.
. The heavleii wotk of* her soTVante she i
kpth light) by' ofifoiTjp trad seasonably enjoin ...
jtlgSt, : ' ' ? "?? . J '':
In her husband's eickness ?ho' feck niord
grief than she shWsi-^?>r/.F\tfl<*n. -
1 Sa i : ,.' .1, V". i
as
-Witt's, best* to. preventold mW ft?m de*'
spairing? .Echo.;' "Pairing,"
The new india .rnbbcr ears for ladies ari?
boxed every nighty '- .
It is well enough that men should, be killed . v;
by love. Mafr born o? woman" Bho?td ; die of
woman.' ? ?
An exchange says that "bridal 'cWcfopei*
so extensively advertised for sale, rn^na simply
nichltsoWns. ' "?' V - r-f -
--, a j --7 :
night gowns.
(Jive strict attention?flo your own-affuira, a'n<S
consider your wne one of them.
Those ladies who' have arpaBsidtf f?ttea par**? hi
ties should remember that tattle begins' witb>
t\'?r "??';' > ?/'* ? / ? j?
ettke was given to ? B^tffcrf ^i%flio*
Burlington', VC.r to be ^ivon. by a vote at je*
cents caoh to tho handsomest lady iw the room-.- .
A "colored lady" got.it. ^ , ^'
"John,"you seem to gain fh-sh1 ev**y efwy; the'
printing lyuan'pss mtfijt agree with-you1. . Wjjo<iv - j
did1 you last weigh 5"' ?'Well, Bob, I really
don't know, but it strikes me it was a pound o?
type:" . - ; ?*v>. ?ik y-<:
In Washington a woman snot! a' ma'iV?e^a?3c" '
he did not marry Jper. in Cincinnati another
shot one because ho did. What can- a bt?fcglr"
lor do to save hisbacon'?'
A citizen.of Montgomery GonntyV. InVlianS,-. ?.
married recently foriA.6 eixfeht flmeV* jSIe bar
lost twa wives ^by'.death, one by efopem**?*,,
and two by divorce^ Ho, still thinks matri
mony a good institution, like the follow
was so piosly inclined that he joined-the church*
four or five times. -. ' - . ??, . .,.
? An Unfortunate Strano;eii>?"Carr yotf
tell mc,"*suid a stronger* to a ' gentleman in tf$*'
ball room, "who that lady is neap tho window >.
?-that plain-looking lady?'* -
"Thatts my sister, sir," replied1 4?tt-.$emo#>
addressed; with a very fofmidhl?y lbolb.o . - ?
"Ino, no, I mean her,'.' said' nib unfortunate
interr?gater, "I mean thai ugl'y woman leaning' .
against the piano;-thore's about as much ex
pression in her face as there is in a bowl of .
bonny-clabber,"
uThat, sir, is my wife'/'" ? ^ ;,
"No, no," gaspod the miserable stranger, t"ft#
perspiration ?tarting from eTer-y pore. "Qoool'. .
gracious, I wish I could make you n'od'crstaiiu? .
me} < I mean that bleaj'-eyed1 object in the"
piiik silk, the one so awfully homely... I should;...
be afraid sho would splinter a loolcing-gfess Wj.
looking in it. . There she is looking at us'
how." ? *v ,1.
'?That, sir," said the gcqtlemah* with, fierco'
calmness, "is"my QldesfdaughteP^'
The stranger .darted from, tho too in and
cleared the premises, as though he had" been*
struck . with 'a presentiment that a powder'
magazine-was going to explode in that, room1 '
in less than three seconds. ?
' *- I -"
A Ml of Enio8hQri.;.
The nitc wuz klaro without a.fogK Sa\l Bells4 .
and I sat on a' log. Her ize wuz kast upon.
the ski and her breast did hove with many tt
sigh. Her ha ire wuz cz black az the blackes'
out', und her lips, Jerusalem ! hold my hat! Mr
arm wuz around hor little waiato, and I .got* rca'd"*'
dy her lips to taste; but wheneCver I do a'
thing so chaste, .1 never am in much nv s>
haste. ' - .? ? *
'Tis 8ade when you kiss the Nu York girls/
with pretty blu ize, and hair, that curls, they
ask you. what you.- are about and give y?i v
slap right on the snout. . The Western gh ls tim
make r? bother': if you kiss them on om?
cheek, tha turn to you Jlhe other. But give-'
mo a "\ irginia gurl fur kissin?r-tha beet nwi
uthors lean to uuthjng. Whenever yu g|*^
wun uv 'cm a smack, tha pout up their lip?
and kiss you back.
B.ut tu mi stori; mi decrcst recder, dont git1
woarie; for If I du git off my track, IVe no*/
vith trouble, found mi way back, .and my
theom again I'll never loze, assure nz thin it
poetry or prozc. . .
I pressed Sail Bot's form tu mine, and look-'
od down in her ize, and as I took hor hand iif
mino I couldn't speak fur size. - Neefer, ncerer;
mi lips to herze did sncek."; I felt her warns
broth on mi. chcejk; I giv. hor little hand, a
squeeze) when razing up her her head, she Redtf
"Take karc, Snooks, till I sneeze t".

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