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He ii dtad and gonc a flower
Jioni aud withered in an Jiour.
Coldly lies the dcath-frostnow
On liis little rounded brow ;
And the scal of darkness lies
Evcr on his shrouded cycs ,
He will nevcr fecl ngain
Tonch of hnman joy or pain;
Kevcr will liis oncc bright eycs
Open with a glad Eurprisc; "
Iv'or the death-frost leavc his brow
All is ovcr with him now.
Vacant now his cradle-hed,
As a ncst from whcnce hatli fled
Somedear little bird, whose wingj
Rest from timid flnttcrings.
Thrown asidc the childish rattlc;
Hushed for aje the infant pratile
Little brokcn words that could
By uone else le undcrstood,
fiare the childlcss onc who wecps
O'cr the grave where now Iie sleeps.
Closcd his eycs, and cold his brow
AU is OTcr with him now.
Tcrkish Jest. ThcKlioj.ib oneday stole in
to a gnrdcn, aisd bcgan to plunder it. He filled a
fact with tnrnips and carrots,and then bcgan to
thrust thcm into his bosom. In the midst of his
work lie was surpried by thc proprictor, who fu
lioualy ran up, aud scizing him.cxclaimcd, "what
do you want here?" The Khojah, at first quitc
confonndcd, at length mnstcrcd couragc, and
.aid, "A vcry violent blast of wind caiigbt me up,
whirlcd rae through thc air. and tumblcd mc down
hcrc." "'Vcry wcll," said the gnrdciicr; "but (point
iiijj to thc vegctables) wl.ence camc those ?
"Why,'' said the Khojah,"thc wind was so exceed
iugly vioU-nt tbat it tosscd me about, and to
ftcady myself 1 grasped thcse in my hand.'
'(Jood again,"said thc gardcncr,"bnt canyou tcll
rae who filled tbe sack V "Ah V rcplicd the Ivlio"
jj'i, "I was considering how that qucstion should
l3 anjwcred, whcn yoit camc."
Thc toushc?t rus'.omcr I know, ia old Bil
ly R.wholiveaonihcTennesscc River,"sonif
vhur" on llie mpids Unoivn as Muscle Slionls.
ilc is the " lieroof a hundrcd fiuhts," bciih
wilh',6itr" nnil otlicr ' varinHit,"anJ with
' numn.fi crittct". Alihougli pnst (ifiy, yct he
appcnrj as hnrily and active as cver.
VVell. one nihl al a ' Possuni Supper,"
Cwc ilon't jjct oystcre thcrc oflen,) whcre
inosi of us boys vcrc congrcgated, the ron
vcrsaiion hiipppnetl lo tuni upon this old Tel
l.uv, nnd one of onr pany, ihc "-bcsl" man a
inon; us, o(Tcrcl to heta ''tcn spoi" he could
knnck Old rjilly ovcr tviih a blow froni his
tist. Thc hct was nrxcpted ' in conrsc," and
he was to try it ihc first opporlnnity. Oac
was nol toiijj wanting. An itiuernnt Phrc
rtdldgiral lecturcr hnppcnedalonir, nnil evcry
hody, incliiding Old Uilly. aticnded the lcc
tnrc, ivliich was JieU in n building, used fora
tneeiing-house, EchooJ-houe, nnd lown
Imuse. Our "Btriker"6t;tioned hitnsclf nenr
Billy, who was stanoing ncar tlie door, and
putone ofhisfriends ncar thc " chanddtcr,"
which consistcd of six tallow tlips stuck in
lioles bored int pieceofrail.and wassuspcn
ded from the ralters. At Ihe givcn eignal
1owd came the chaiidplicr, lcaving us all of
coursc in darkncrp. Koiv was the long-look-ed
forchance.; our"striker"braccd himsclf
doublcd his fisis set his tcelh, nnd hit Billy
a "sockdollagcr" under the ear. This mighty
efiort was produclive of a very small resuh.
It inerely dreiv from Old Billy a " Look out,
grnlUMr.x Iiekeerfulvhar you pokc your
tlloKS : "--New York. Spiril oj tht Timcs.
Xolhing is more valuablc, that is so casily
purchascd, thau good nature. A man ofa
pleasant disposition fmds friends CYerywhcre,
and makcs tricnds where pcoplc ofa eontrary
rtature sce only eneinics. Good nature is one
of the swcetest gifts of rrovidence. Likc thc
purc sunshinc, it gladdens, enlivens, cheers.
Inthe midst of hatc, revcngc, sorrow and ies
pair, how glorious its elfects. You can sec its
operation on evcrj- countenance hear it in
arerj- voice, and fecl it in every scnse.
Eichangc Paper.
ST Xot quite so fast, my good fricnd. Your
good nature will very likcly bc imposed up
on, bcTore you get half way homc to-night
and ifyou do not assume a somcwhat difierent
tone, your wife, you may depend, will take the
reins out of your hands, and your babicswill
laugb. at you. AVc know some pcople whose
good nature has been thelr ruin.
53 In a 'lottcr from a sick room," alluding
to tbe distinguished persons, who have taken
up their abodes on the banks oftheHudson,
Mr.N.P. WUissays:
"IIow the celebritics are sct along on that
bnnk of the rivcr only, likc tbe big buttons on
tbe singlebreastedcoatof anold Knickerbock
cr! Forrest is building twcnty mile? from town ;
Irving lives twenty miles above; Paulding,
Verplanck, Morris, and TclegrapU Morsc, at
the proportionate distances farther on Van
Jiurenand Clairvoyact Davis bcdecking, on
tlio samc side, the uppcr regions of thc nver,
From the Model American Conricr.
Araong the inhabited districts ofthc
Caucasus, to the west of Astrachan, the
Great and Lesscr Cabardas are distin
guished by feriilitrofsoil, luxurious growlh
of wood, and the bcautiful forms of their
inbabitants. The Great Cabarda is occu-
pied by iour tribes, which bear the family
name ot their I'rmces: the Atatuks, An
sosts, Beekmirzans, andKantukins. Their
domicils extend down to the Caspian Sea.
Nature has done niuch for thesc Circas
sians of the mountains. and not Iess tlian
their ralor and wondcrful strength of bo-
dy, dcrended thcm agmnst hostue incur-
sions;but, alas! the rageof intcrnal feuds
allows thcm but little to cnjoy the adran-
tagcs of their situation.
In the year 1804, the Atajuks united
with their neighbors to carry on war with
theKiski.who Jireinan easterly dtrco
tion, lngher up m the mountains, along
the banks of the Sundja.
Atajuk set out with three thotiirand
horsemenof the clan, which was named
after his ancestors. Only women, old
men, and childrcn, with a few warriors,
remained in the habitations scattercd
through thc valley, atnong which the res
idence ofthe chief was marked by a Iarg
er nutnber of out-buildings, and a inorc
nutncrous hcrd ofyoung horses inlhead
joining meadow.-
The chief was a widower ; his only off
spring was a datighter, Eunitzah, ofthe
agc of sevcnteen, the most bcautiful ofall
thc fair Circassians. Iler dazzling whitc-
ness, her perfect forin and gracefnlness,
re.liercd the radiant bcauty and regulari
ix of hcr fcatures.
Four days passed before news arrived
ofthe e.xuedilion arraiiist the Alountain-
eers. On the fifth day, when Eunitzah
with the first raj ofthe morning sun, full
of anxtety. had leftthe house, and in com
pany ff her maids, had none into a piece
of woods surrounding it,accidentally look-
ing lowarus the rivcr, wlncli meandercd
through thc pasturc grounds, she cspied a
warrior carried upon a bier near the bank.
Four horsemcn accompanicd him ; silent
ly they procceded on the path, which Ieads
to the Prince's rcsidence. Uttering a cry
of tcrror, she ruslied down the hill ; for
thc wounded man, she surely thoughtwas
hcr fathcr. She arrived at the very mo
mcntwhen the bier wis set down near an
out-building. Presently she recognized
Alatnir, ajoung officcr ofthe Prince's
''Rejoicc, Eunitzah," said the wounded
warrior, in a feehle voice, "the victory is
ours. Ataiuk will vet to-dav press vou to
his heart "
"I shall rejoice," rcplied the Princcss,
"if Alamir's wounds are not alnrming. 1
will send aid."
Soon appeared an old woman, experi
cnccd iu the use of herbs, drpssed his
wounds and adtninistcrcd a dccoction of
simples, which procured him a decpslecp.
In the evcniug before sunsct, the sound
of arins aunnunccd the return of the
Prince. Atajuk's firft busifiess was to
visitthe ofiicer. Ilis daughter followcd
him. The nurse dcclared the wound not
"Praiscd be the Prophet!" exclainied
the Prince. 'My child, bless Alatnir.
He receivcd the stroke directcd against
me. Noble youth ! I give to thee three
horses and a completc arw- r, and my
htart will be open to thee."
Alamir had distinguished himself in
several actions ; pcrhaps, however but fnr
thcardent love which he bore this daugh
ter ofthe Prince, he would not havcshown
daring, which thrust him on the enemics
who had attacked his chief. This secret
passion had nevcr bef n revealed to the
beloved object, he scarcely contessed it to
himself. Cculd ihc daughter of the
Prince give her hand to a conimon war
rior I Ilubit and custom ofthe country
prohibited such a connection, and habits
are more respectcd with those barbarous
naiions than laws are obeyed among the
civilized. Thtis uo ray of hope lighted up
the gloomy mind of Alamir. Although
he was one of ihe handsomest men of the
tribe, Eunitzah had looked upon him with
an indifferent eye; buthence her purc fil
iallovc called inccssantly before her mind
the itnage of the pale warrior whose breast
had served as a&hield for her parent, and
love stole into herunguarded heart by the
way of gratitude. When she became
conBcious ofthe sentimenl, she sighed, she
wept, horror thrilled through her bosom ;
she could not refrain from sayiog to her
self "An insurmountable wall separates
me from him whom I love ; even the con
solation of doubt, of uncertainty, is not
left to me. Ancient usage rules sover
eign over princes and warriors, rich and
poor, old and young. No, no, Eunitzah
can die, but never be united to the war
rior who saved her father.'" These and
similar thoughts filled hersoul, and rcasoti
would nol admit a single ray of hope.
Atajuk reviewed his warriors in au open
platn. Eunitzah walked unperceived in
to a grove of rhododendron intcrsccled by
a brook. AIso Alamir had retreated to its
shade, absorbed with llioughts of his love.
Discovering Eunitzah. he endeavors to
flee, and his strength fails him, he wavers
and sinks at her feet.
"Why dost thou try to avoid mel"
she commenced speaking. "I love thee !
Twice the Ieaves of tke trees have drop
ped since I first saw thee; but I did not
love thee. Thou has saved the Iife of my
father, and the waves of the great s?a are
not so moveable as is my bosom when
thinking of thee. Why wilt thou flee
from me?"
"Dare I believe it?" cxclaimed the
young warrior ; "my dream oflast night,
in wbich I saw thee addressing to me the
same kinu words which thou hast now
pronounced my dream is not mere fans
cy : thou lovest me, thou torgivest rae l
"I forgive thee, I love thee 1 But nev
cr will our hands be entwined in each
other in 'the holy nrove. Thou knowest
not to whom I am afTianced."
"Oh, do not call .the hateful name 1
All my blood revolts against it."
Yes, rather death than such a mar
riage. I will spcak to my father ; he
shall know for whom my heart beats. At
aiuk ! I shall saj to him, either my win-
dow must open for your delivcrer, or the
grave will receive your only uaugliter.'
Her Iips touched the breast of Alamir,
and bhe disappcared in thc thicket, fleet
er than gazelle, spedier than the hind be
fore the arrow of the hunter.
Day passes after day, but Eunitzah ven
tures not to spcak of hcr love. Atajuk
observes his daughter withering away like
the flowers of the field.
'AIy child, says he, "has Allah touched
thee in his wrath? Why do thy tears
How 1 I will give up my flocks, my most
splendid arms, torccall a smile to thy lips,
color to thy cheeks, to hear again thy mer
ry ditty ring in the mountains and val
leys." "O, father,'' answered Eunitzah, "what
is the use ofriches? l'overty is what I
covet ; for poor is thy delivcrer."
"IIow, Alamir V
"He is the beloved one of mj soul; for
him I will die."
Struck with this avowal, the prince cov
ered his face with his hands. His daugh
ter thinks him angry; he is only affected.
He loves Alamir like a son since the day
he saved his Iife; whcnce shall he take
courage to reproach his daughter for hcr
feeling? ? He becomes sad and pensive
likc her ; likc her he eecks solitude.
When he mects Alamir, he accosts him :
"Youth, why didst thou .not let mc be
picrccd by the iron ofthe cnemy ? Thou
hast saved my Iife, and precipitatcst my
daughter into thc grave."
"My prince," rcspondcd Alamir, seiz-.
ed with ahrm, "1 will mount my charger
and hurry into thc large forest, and thou
shalt never see me again."
"My daughter would followthec."
"Command, and I ill plunge into the
torrent of the stream, even blcssing the
parent of Eunitzah."
"My daughter wouid rush after thee.
Eunitzah is gcntle as a dove; but her
heart is fierccr and prouder than thc glancc
ofthc eaglc. No more of despair 1 Nev
er will the nuptial hymns be sung for
my child."
"Command, Atajuk, and I will ohey
thee faster thau the thunder does the light-
ning "
"What can I want thee to do ? No
human arm draws thc arrow which pene-
trales Eunitzah's bosom, hcr hand is
promised to the son of our ally, the chief
ofthe Bcekmirzans, wlm.is more powet-
ful than our clan and boasts of a numher
of horsemen as superior to ours as the
large river is to the little stream. Soon
theday will come when I must fulfil my
promise, or I will see a lnrest of lances
raiscd onyonder hill. Alamir, thy prince
is very unhappy. Why didst thou save
him from death"'
"O, that my death"
"No, the Iife ofmy daughter art thou,
whom I dare not call my son." No ray
ofhnpe appeared to checr thcm. Ata
juk, perhaps, by his infiucnce, by the
veneration paid to his authority, might
have appeased the prejudice of his natiou,
and could have givcn his daughter to thc
warrior who saved his Iife the old men
rccollectcd a precedent but how escape
the wrath of the allicd prince ; who was
capable of the most terrible vengence ?
how sacnfice the interest ofthe country to
the interest of his family ?
When the Gircassians are not at war
cither among themselves or with the Rus
sians, thcy combat the nnimals of the for
est cxcitemeut seems a natural want to
this people. Atajuk started on a hunt of
the boar, accompanied by thirty men.
Alamir wasof the party. Unfonuiiate-
ly, eagerness in chasing the gaine led them
bcyond the limits of their usual cxcur-
sions. i ney met a corps oi tossacus,
by far superior in number. The nature of
the ground rendered flight difficult. An
ar.tinn commenced. Atajuk tell picrced
by the first bullcts of the enemy. A ter
rible couflict folloivf d the first firing. Al
amir performs wonders of bravery to save
the corpse ofthe prince; for, like the ho
rocs of the Ilias, the Qircassians never
permit their dead companionsiu arms to
become a prey to the foe. He succceds,
after having killed three Cossacks.
Profiting by the disorder, in which his
courage had thrown the enemies, he char
ges his stccd with a double burden, nnd
Ieaves with his small retinue. The Cos
sacks soon gave up pursuing the warriors
of Caucasus on their dangerous roads uns
knovvn to them ; nor would the attempt
have availed, ou account ofthc swiftiiess
of the Circassian horses.
Alamir sends a messenger in advance
to announce the calamity tothe princess.
He stops at a spring to cleanse thc dead
body ofthe chief from blood and dust.
Erelong the cry of lament is heard.
Every body hastens to the path whirh
leads to the spring. Women, children,
old men, warriors, break out in wailing.
Amidst the disconsolate crowd standb
Eunitzah in her grief, like a young oak
struck bv lirrhtninf. The women sur-
rounding her can hardly restrain the out
. burstingsof her grief. Sobbing, she throws
hcrself on the corpse of her father, and in
a tone of reproach she exclaims
"Alamir! Alamir! why has thy cour
age not saved a second time the Iife of
thy prince."
"Eunitzah," replied the young hero,
"the discharge ofthe gun is quickcr than
steel. Why did the hullct, which killed
thy father, not hit mel But I have re
venged my prince, and thou canst wet
with tears his grave."
Slo wly they procee 1 to the house. Eve"
ry one contests the honor to carry the
mortal remains of Atajuk.
The day after the funernl an assembly
of the people is called to decide the fate
of the lovers. The old men decree, that
Eunitzah, agreeably to the former con.
tract, be married to the son of Beekmir
zan, and the young chiei be declared
prince and successur of Atajuk. In vain
Eunitzah protests that it was impossible
for her, to have the nuptial songs so soon
pucceeding to the dirge. In objection to
her refusal, the Council represents to her
the necessity of electing a new chief, and
thc fear of a war with the Russians or
Eunitzah yields apparcntly, and the fe
rocious Ormiassin exults in joy ; he be
lieves himself already in the possession of
the most beautiful maiden of ihe valley,
the rich domaiu and power'of Atajuk.
The day is appointed, to-morrow the
ancient Ieague of both tribes is to becon
firmed by a new alliance satisfactory to
all desires and interests. The young
girls are busy to ornamcntthe dwellingof
Eunitzah with garlands of flowers. The
young warriors run from place to place,
mingling amorous ditties with the sounds
ofthe musical band at their head. Ala
mir is their leader, and his gaiety surpas
scs thc joyousness ofall.
The shndows of night interrupt the noi
sy preparations of a ceremony which is to
commence with the first rays ofa new
sun that is lo grcet both tribes united
through thc youthful couplc in the holy
Accordingto the ancient custom of this
people, the night preceding the marriage
is to bc speut in devotion and praycr ; to
indulgc in slcep would bcdeemed impious.
Eunitzah drcsscs in the virginal robc, and
winds a wreath of innocencc in her hair.
Next to thc apartment in which she keeps
lonely vigils,- are her playmatcs in the
finest attire. Every hour Eunitzah makes
her voice heard, and recitcs some verses
ofthe hymcneal aong, which arc tcspond
ed to by hcr companions. Then all be
comes again silent until thc next hour.
White the choir answers the second time,
Eunitzah opemi thc door and calls in a
child that is affectionately attachcd io hcr.
she says :
"My head burns, I must take the air
Remain here. I canuot go so to the holy
grove tc-morrow. Come, my darli'ig !
take my place, and when my playmales
sing thcthird versc, answer, imitating my
voice. Pay attcntion to the hour glass.
Before thc first dawn of morn I shall be
back again."
The child, proud of the confidence of
her mistress, takes her place. Jiiunitzah
wraps herself up in her veil, conceals a
dagger in the folds ofher garment, es
capes through the window, and procecds
towards the holy grove.
Dark is the gight its silencc is intcr
ruptcd by the nuptial song dying away in
thc distancc. She has passed most of ihe
woods the dwellings are out of slght
the forest receives her. A wide path
brings her to thc hurst dcdicated to the
sacred celebration. Nobody is allowed,
under penalty of death, to cnler it except
on festival days.
It is thcre that she is tobc united tothe
dctested Prince. She enters the sublime
temple, whose ceiling is formed by oak
branches entwined togethcr for centuries,
impenetrable to the beams of the sun.
Darkness surrounds her she gropes her
way. Presently a hand seizes her it is
Alamir's hand.
"Eunitzah, my spouse, my love, let us
haste to flee !"
He lifts hcr upon his steed, who trcmblcs
for impatience, mounts himself, and soon rcach
es tlie mountains which command the dwel
lings. The spiritcd horse seems to have a pre
sentiment ofthe dangcr which threatcns his
mastcr; though carrying a double load, he
speeds, as never before, in his coursc. Eunit
zah twines hcr arms around her lovcr, whose
heart palpitates twice as violently under the
datling band.
Since tbe lovers bad dctcrmincd uponfl;glit,
Alamir, under tbe prctext of hunting, had cx
plorcd the road which leads to the first Rus
sian station. He fcels no anxicty love seems
to clcar his patb.
The white stripe on the sky announccs the
approaching dawn. Alamir slackcns tbe pace
of his steed , he wants to favor him, and hus
band the strength of his dclicate companion.
He stops, saying:
" We are safc, Eunitzah ! Take a short rest.
Spcak, love 1 Thou knowest the young girls
enter thc room of the bride only when thc ro
sy air indicates the morn. Wc have made a
goodly distancc wc have gained two hours o
vcr those who perchance ' might rjursue us.
Press me closer to thy bosom I 1 rom thc top
of thesc mountains I have scen thc floods of
the Cuban. Alytaithful Zenir, after tbis.pause
will carry us ilying to tbe Russian sbore 1"
Eunitzah smiles shegrasps firmertbe hand
of Alamir. when hesuddenly alights, casts with
his head bent forwards, a retrospect glance to
the way already made, and his ear discovers a
distant noise.
" Alamir 1 it is tho murmuring of the water
all, which is heard alar in the stiuness ot tne
' That I hear too, but ofbcr sounds mingle
with it."
He lies down on the ground, and scizcd by
panie, he rises after a rninutc.
" I am not dcccived, the ground resounds
' i . t i. . : .
wiin me ireau oi iiorses. vve are pursucd
Thy slavc has bctraved thee."
"JSo, co. The poor child hasbccn OTer-
come by slcop. Let us flee V
" On Zenir!" cried Alamir, "and if it must
be, die, atter havmg rcseued Eunitzah.
Ihe charger rushcs along the path but
gradually yields to light, and Luuitzah descries
tbe warriors pursuing her.
" Alamir," she says "there they are ! wo
are lost !"
He measures by one glance the urgcncy of
tne uanger. nowever mucli lie may spur his
steed, he will be ovcrtakcn. Only a few niin
utcs, and both will i'all into tbe hands of their
bittcrcst en.cmies. At a depth of80 fcct he-
10 w nim tne nver rolls it waves. Alamir looks
at tho precipicc with a painful shuddcr then
suddenly seized with a thought worthy of his
courage ana uis love, ne turns to his oeloveu
"Eunitzah! thou seest those rocks thou
scest thc rivcr yondcr shoreis our only hope!
Hast thou sufficient courage to plunge with thy
lover into the abyss L,ook ! Ormiassin ap-
proacncs :
" Rather death than that ferocious warrior
Tarry not. Even if a stream of flamc were
rolling bcneath, I would rush down with
'Alamir hesitates no longer he covcrs the
ej-es of his tiusty steed.
" Close tishter lo me, that our bodies be on
ly one bodr, and our lnmds only onc mind!1
-then he winds his iong girdle around her
waist, turns his horse, and ndcs towards his
pursucrs. Ibey see it with astouishment
when climbing thc mount, nndimaginc Alamir
discouragcd, would dchver bimsclt up to thcm.
ic was uone only to gam a ucttcr ouset. oud
denly throwing his stccd around, extlaiming
"Eunitzah ! close thiue cves !" he rushes down
into the rivcr ! Horse and ridcrs disappear
under the water!
Who would have bclievcd it ! The Circas
sian stccd, as if animatcd by a miraculous pow-
er, cmerges trom the uecp, and strugglcs with
the stream ! And thc lcan has not scparated
the lovers I
The pursucrs, at first slunncd atsuch tcmcr-
itv, rain bullcts at the fusitives. In vain a
god seems to protcct the lovers and the faith-
iui norsc ajainst laiaiur. s.cmr or uu lasi
eflbrt "ains thc oppositc shore. Alamir and
Eunitzah fall prostratc to their knccs, full of
gratitude towards the Almighty.
But. alas ! a new danscr awaits thcm. Thc
Cossacks heard the firins of the Circassians.
The whole linc is alarmed, and a troop gallops
towards the rjlace ofthe rcnort. At a distance
they pcrceivc a horseman on the left bank of
the nver. i ho cry is hcara : "licrc tiicyare :
ther cross the rivcr!"
Eunitzah looscns hcr veil, ticsit toabranch,
and lets it float in tho wind as a sign or peacc.
Thc head man annroaches, and observing the
splendid bcauty who implores him, he conv
mands to stop, alights and steps near the fugi-
tivcs. who anncal tohis cenerosity by jresturcs.
An intcrprcter is called, who lcarns and re-
lates the lligtit ot tue lovers, anu tncir acspcr
atclcan. Stnick with astonisbmcnt, tho cycs of thc
Ilussians turn towards tho nrccipitous roi'k-
thcn thc Cossacks surround thc faithful horse
carcss him, praise his strength and couragc,
and spcak to him as a companion in arms.
Ihc noble animal looks at ms mastcr, anu
seems to bc proud of his resigncd faithfulncss.
Atter Alamir anu thc L nncess liau hau arcst
of twenty-four hours with the oflicer who met
thcm firit, they were led to thc Commanderof
tho Uivision. ihc ucncral rcportcd immcdi
atcly the miracle-likc arrival of thc strangcrs
to thc Emperor Alexander.
Alamir pctitioncd for an cngagemcnt iu tbc
ttussian cavalry. u.hc i-.mpcror compncu
with his wish, anu appointed lum X.icutcnant
ofthe Dragoons. Hc ordcrcd the fugitiies to
be trcatcd with the utmost estecm, to rcspcct
their habits and customs, and forbade, under
sevcre ncnaltics, to disturb the sMitucc ot .u-
nitzafa, into which she rctircd, according to O-
ncntal fashion.
Only a short time clapscd before tho lovers
were convcrtcd to Christianity. Zcal made
the ncophytes conquer rcadily all the diflkul-
tics which thc want ot knowictigc oi tne iius-
sian languagc could ofTcr. Nothing was more
afTecting than their reception into tho Grcck
They receivcd on onc and thc same day,
baptism, confirmation. tho cucharist, aud the
matrimonial bcncdiction.
The Siamese Twins. The Siamesc twins
arc livin" inKorth Carolina, as farmcr, and both
are married. A corrcspondcnt of the Iticlim ond
papers, who has rcccntly visitcu tneirnome.wriics
some intcrcsting details in relation to their domcs
tic Iife.
The twins can chop wood remarkably fast.fonr
hands tcin!r on theaxattnc samc ume. Aney
also shoot at a mark or pamc with their four
hands rcstins on the gun. Thcv drire their horses
40 miles to Wilkes, themselTcs : anil ao any fcind
of work about thc farm. Jlrs. Eng savs her hus
band is vcry kind to thc negrocs, and that Chang
is very sevcre with them. Mrs. Eng is also bet
tcr disposed than Jlrs. Chang, although Jlrs
Chang is tho pretticst. Mrs. Eng is vcry close
and saving; and Mrs. Chang is disposed to in
dulgc iu drcss ond various othcr oxpcnses. ITic
twins rarcly diffcr about drcss; but oflcn difTer
in their idcas of pnrchasiug negroes orl.ind. Thc
opinion ofEng is alwavs the law,and Chang rcad
ily acquicsccs. Engdocs all tbe writingincluding
the signing of notcs and other important papers
Eng h one inch taller than Chang, and Chang's
wife is tnllci than Eng's.
Some old lady in tho ncighbonlood a fcwdayi
ago, askcd Eng which was thc oldcst ond hc rc
plicd that be was jnst six months oldcr than his
brothcr. Wcll, says the old lady.I thought there
was about as much diffcrencc, for you are piirty
considerable biggcr than your brothcr. They
are both good on a joke, and the old lady was
in carnest. They hare a blacksmith ehop ou
their farm and a shocmakcr's shop also. Isawa
goad sized frame house that- they made, without
any assistance ; from foandation to roof. At the
table they both use a bench, and cach has his own
knife ond fork.
I askcd them if they both cxpccted to dic atthe
same time ? and thcy rtplicd that it could not be
otherwise; forif the same disease did nnt take
thcm offat one time, the liring one would have to
be scparated from the dtad body, and thc act of
separation would be his death: but their gcncrol
impression is that they will both die of tho same
discasc.and atthe same time- Their anection
for each other is very strong. Any of tho peigh
bors offeringan insult to the onc, the other lmme
diatcly rcscnts it; and it would take a champion
to cope with thcm in a rongb and tnmblc fight.
To use an exprcssion of tbcir ncighbors, "they
fight likc cats."
A fastidious young lady vowcd shc
would never have an Irishman, a Presbyteri
an, or a Parson, and ended by marrying an
Irish Preibyterian Parson.
Mr. Editor: As the season forcommenc
ing borticultural opemtions is near at hand,
and pcople gcnerally are so anxious to' pro
cure carly vectables, I would mention a vc
ry simple method for raisiog radishes, which 1
adopted two or three years since, vizr Take
the saud which you find along the bordcr of
Iakes or rivers, called lake sand, and lnakc a
bed of it from teu to twelve inches in depth;
sow the seed in the same manncr that you
would turnips , ctc, then covcr the sced with
about four inchcs. Whcn the radishes have
madu their appcarance, thin them out propcr
ly, and water them frequently in dry wcather,
say once a day. On account of the sand be-
eoming so loose; and the great heat which it
attracts,(which is so requisite,)the radish grows
very rapidly.
Some persons have an idca that there is no
nourishment in this sand, but I know there is
for radishes, if for nothiug clse, having tried
tbe expcriment mysclf. A picce, or bcd six
feet squarc will producc onough for a good
sizcd family. I should think thcy might be
raiscd in a box by putting in sullicicnt sand,
and boring holes in the bottoin, to let tho wat
er passoff. Whcn there was a prospcct of a
frot, thc box could be covered withsomething.
The great heat keeps oH'nll thc bugs &e., so
that the radish is pcrfcctly sound and clcar.
The method of raising radishes, rccomnicnd
ed above aj the rcsult of cxpcriincnt, is cer
tainly as intcrcsting as it is novcl. It in fact,
furnishcs an illustration in favor of one of the
most important positions of Licbig, in his agri
cultural chemistry, which has been thought by
some untcnable, at least partially so. Is the
radisbcd formcd from a solution of piire silicia
and wator? Byno mcans. Enough ofcar
bouie acid, nitrogen, &c., may be furnished to
tbe root through the water, to aid in the de
vclopmcnt of the first lcaf.but who bclicvcs
that anytjiing approaching thc quantity of car
bon rcquisite to so rapid and perl'cct agrowth,
can tnus dc introuuccit now then can wc
escape thc concltision, that it is the gascous
snbstancc, thc carbonic acid absorbed by the
Ieaves, which contributcs mainly to thc growth
and pcrfcclion of this csculcnt, under suchcir-
cumstanccs Jame J-anncr.
Thcre is no way in which so great an im
provcmcnt can bc made, and with so little cx
pcnsc, as in cultivating the bcst kinds of tices
and plants, thercforc the fanucr should aim to
gct tbo best ot every thing trccs, plants and
vcgctables. Some animals will producc near
ly twice as much llch, or dairy products, on
thc same ibod, as other. Scine trccs vield
twice as much fruii as othcrs, aud so great
the diflercncc in fruit, that some kinds sell at
a dollar or half a dollar a bushcl, whilc othcr
varictics will bring teu dollars a bushcl.
Some pcars retail at a ccnt a picce orless,oth
crs at 12 1-2 or 25 ccnts cacli.
Some iiotatoes vield tnicc asmuch asothcrs,
and some arc worth twice as much as othcr
kinds, as to nuality ; and those that vield thc
least arc not always thc bcst, though this H vc
ry olten thc caso tor carly ufe, wbile thotc
yielding Iargcly, arc ofteu bcst for spring and
Snme kinds ftf rnm nrrwtno Inrrrn lrltrf,nil
cobs, aud but littlccorn. With otiicr varictics
the reverse is thc rasc : and with little attcii'
tion afarmcr may, from the vast numbcrs of
varictics in the counlry and thc ndvantage of
prouucing new vaneties, or moditying old oncs,
gct some to suit himsclf, in thc sbapc and size
ofthc ear, early or late, with nuality that suits,
as abounding in oil, starch, &r. Farmcrs
should bc cautious and pursuc thc rr.oA rcon-
oraical moues ot nnprovcment, and at Iiarvesl
selcct the bcst, and in spring plant the bcst.
JJoston Lullu-ator.
Eaw.y Pcas. lf you dcsirc to obtain a
supply ot this dehcious vegctablc. for your
tiimily, jelcct.a dry loamy bcd, wilh agoodcx-
posure, manure it raoucratcly, uig and rakc it
until it is fine tiltli, then lay ofTdrills four feet
apart, north and south, four inchcs dcup, drill
in your pcas and covcr ihem, taking carc to
spread over tho diills, aftor thc pca arc cov
ered, half an inch in depth, of rich mould, or
thc same quaniity of wcll rottcd manure. To
sccurc a continuous supplr, it is well to sow at
intcrrals of two wccks this and Ihe cntuing
month or, you may sow early and late vanc
ties at the same time. Worcester Tramcript.
As IjtrROVEiiraT ix Bread Makixc.
Persons who are so unfortunate as to be poor-
Iy providcd with those agents ol mastication
good tccth, will bc glad to know that thcre is
a mcinou oi oaKinir urcau wiiicii uuiait-a mu
neccssitv of a hard crust. The crust common.
ly attachcd to the loaf is not only troublcsomc
to such persons, uut is oltcn tne causcoi m-jcn
wastc. The wav to be rid of it isas follows:
Whcn the loaves arc mouldcd.and before thcy
arc set down to rise, taki a small quantity of
clean lard, warm it, and rub it Iigtitly over tlie
loaves. Thc result will be a crust bcantifully
soft and tendcrthroughout. This is not gucss
work. Praine Jrarmer.
Enohmol's PfioriTS or Fabjukc. A'cor-
re?pondeul of the Boston Culiivalor, stntes
thc success ofa tnan who left n lucratiie busi
ness in the city of Philadclphia, lor farming.
to make a prolit. After two years trial. he
was askcd ifhe did nol find ihe profiis sinell.
comparcd Wilh those of trade? He answer
ed, 'O.uitc ihe eontrary; I have rcalized far
more than the most I had darcd toanlicipate,
and I am, at thc eud ol two years, richer than
I evcr could have bccome by twenly-five
years of succcssful trade. Ili true, I made
more dullars and cents In trade than I now
do, but that is dross comparcd to tlve blessings
ol heallh of body and pcace oi mina, wincn
irold and eilver could nevcr purchase. lcai.
drink and sleep wilh an appetile; yawn at
bed time, and never in me morning; am up
before the sun, and yet the day is never too
onc; and more than all, 1 naveno acceptan-
ces to take up. Money ! why tyhat use have
I lorili 1 raise myown looa in inencnesi
profusion, ainl my own clothing my estute
is annuallj incrcusing in value then what
is ihe use of money 71 can'teat or drink it,
even if it wcrc cut into mince rncat."
SanAsnEs. Farmcrs who raiso squasbcrf
oftenlose most of their crop from the squash
vine botcr, a white worm that bores into
the Ieaves justbelow thepurlaceofihcground.
So great have been the ravages of thisinscct
that in some casesacres have been destroy
ed by it. To guard against its dcprcdations.
plant on new land, though sometimes the bor
er is commoa in new tands; and use fresh
horse manure wilh wood ashea, mixed up a
while before used, and nnx. the manuro with
thc eoil in tbe hill. About 1 part orashcs to
t or 5 of manure. With this kind of manure
vve rnised some fine crook neck squashes lat
year. some 6rhiclr we s:ill have orr hund iir
u'neconllitiou. f'ot one vine wasdelroyedby
the vine borer. Botton Cultcvator.
A Bit oV Uumor: auout IIoos. We
do not relish trutlv less fur behi'g occasroii
ally spiccd with a little humor. The foi
lowing cxtract from thelleport of a Com
mittee on Hogs, read before air Agricul
tural Society "down east,-" contains some
excelleut hiis :
"Again tSome follcs'adcuse pigsof being
filthy vt their habits, ncgligent in their
persoual appearance. But whethcr food
is best eateirofftli'e gfound.or from china
plates, is, it seems to me, merely a matter
of taste aird convenicnce.abont which pigs
and men' may honestly difTer. They
ought, then, to be jtidged charitably. At
any rate pigs are notlilthy enough lo chew
tobacco, nor to poison iheir breath by
drinking whiskey. And as to their per
sonal appearance, you don't catch a pigfr
play ing the dandy, nor the females amongst
them picking tbcir way up tVrs niuddy vil
lage, after a rain, in kid slippcrs. Not
withstauding their hctcrodox uotioiis, hogs
have some excelleut traits' of character.
lf one happcnslo wallow a little dceper in
some mire. holc ihan- hia fellows, and so
carries off nnd comcs in porsession ofmore
carlh than his brelhren, he never assumcs
any extra ihiportancc ou that aecdunt;
iieithcr are his brelhren stupid enough to'
worship flim for it. Their only question
seems to he, is Jic still u hogl If he is,
they treat him as such.
And when a hog iis no mcrits qf his
otcn he nevcr puts on aristocratic airs, nor
claims any particular respcci on account
of his family coiiiicctions; aiid yet some
Hous have desccudcd frnm ycry ancieni
families. They undcrsl'and, full well, the
common sense maxim, "every tub- must
staud on its own bottoin.''
gex. scorr ox slavery.
AVasiiiKCto.n-, Fcb. 9, 1843.
Dear Siii: 1 have been waiting for an ov-'
cning's loisure to answdr your lettcr bcforo
me, and, after an urireasonable delay, am at
Iast obligcd to rcply in thc midst of ollicial oc
cupations. . ,
That 1 c'vcr have bccn" riHmcd in connec
tion with the Prcsidcncy of tbe United States,
has not, I ran assure. you, the son of an jn
cicnt ncighbor and fricnd, Ccen by any ion
trivatitc or dcsircof mine;nnl ccrtainly I shall
never be in the field for that ofiicc, utilyss
placcd thcre bv a ri-gular noniination. Kot,
Ihcri, bcing a "eandidatc, and sicingno near
prospcct othcirig made one, I ought, perhajis,
to dc-liiic t'rdubliilg you or othcrs with my
huniblc opinions on great principlcs of State
rights"anU fcderal administiation; but asl can
nnt nli-ad ifrnorancc of the nartiality cf a fsvr
friends, in. several parts ofthe Union.whomsV-
bv noj-iLi:itv. in n ccrtain cvcn, tuctctd in
b'ringing me wilhin tho field from which a
Wbig eandidatc is to be sclcttcd, I prci'cr to
orr on thc side of frarikncss and candor, rath
er than liy silence to ullow any stranger im
wittingly to commit himelf lo my suppOrt.
Your" iiiquiries open. tho whohs question of
domcic slaicry, which has, indifTorrrit lbimsf
foranumbcr of years, agitatcd Congrcs ar.tl
the country.
I'remisinc tbat voff arc lhc first pcrron yrbtf
has interrogated me on the subjcct, I give you
the basis ot what would be my rcplj, in grcat-
er dctail, it time allowcu anu me conunguucv
alludcd to above wore Itss rern6tC-
In bovbood. at AVilham and Mary toUegc
and in common with most, if nct nll, my coin
. . ... , -.i . i
panions, I became dcepiy lmpresscu wnn imi
vicws given by Mr. Jefi'erson in h'n "Notcs on
Virginia,' and by Judge Tncker in the Ap--pcntlix
to his cditifin Of Blaikstftne's Commciw
tarict, in faor of a gradual cmancipation of
slavcs. .
Tlmt annendis I have not scen in thirty Odd
vpnrs. anil. In the same ncriotl.bave read scarce-
ly any thing on Ihe iubj'cct: but my carly im
pressions are fresh and unchanged. Ilence,
if I had had the famor of a seat in the Virgin-
i.i Lcgislature in the wintcrof 1831-2, when.t
bill was broii'ht forward to iarry out thort
vicws, I should ccrtainly have gicn it my
heartv supjiort.
I suppose I scarcely nced say that, in my o
pinion, Congress has no color of authority, un
der the Constitution, forlouching Ihe relation
of master and slavc within a Statc.
I holdthe oppositc opinion m reipect to thc
Bistrict of Cofumbia. Here, with thc conscnt
ofthe owncrs, or onthe paynicntot "justcom-
pcnsation," Congress liiay lcgnlatc at its dis-
cretion. Uut mv couviction is rqnauj Mros
iliaf. iinW it bc stcn bv stcp with thc J.egisla-
tures of Virginia nnd Maryland, it would ha
dangcro- s to both racos in those States totouch
the relation bctwccn master and slavc in this
l istrict.
T hT fmm the first bccn of opinion that
Conress.was bound by thc Constitution lo re
ceive, to rcfer and lo report upon petitions rc
Iating to domestic slnvery, as in the caie ofall
other petitions : but I have not failcd to sce
anil to regrct the unavoidable irritation which
the formcr have produccd in the Southern
States, with tho ccmscqucnt peril to thc two
-nlnr. wliprpbv the adontion ofany plan of
emancipation has evcrywhcre among us bccn
grcatly rctamca.
I own, mysclf, no slavc; but ncvtr hnve at
tachcd blamc tomastersfornot liberatiiig their
slavcs well knowing that liberation, without
the means of sending thcm in comfort to somo
position favorablc t6 the " pursuit of happincss,"
would in most cascs bc highly injurious to all
around, as well as to the manamittcd familiei
themselves unlcss the operation were gcncr
al and under thc anspices of pradcnt legisla
lion. But I am perstiaded tbat it is a high mor
al obligation cf maslers and slavcholding States
to cmploy all mcans, not incompaliblc with the
safcty of both colors, to tncliorato slavery cvca
to oxtcrhunalion.
It b oratifviDir to know that Ceneral mchor-
ation has brcn great, and is etill progrcssing,
notwithstanding thc disttirbing causcs alludcd
to above. Thc niore dircct proccss of cman
cipation may, no doubt, bc earller commenced
and quickened in some communities than in oth
ers. Each, I do not question, has the. right ta
judge for itsclf, both as to time and means,
and I considcr intcrfcrencc or aid without, ex
cept on invitation from authonty witltin, to tK
as hurtful lo the sure progrcss of mciioralion,
as it may bc fatal to thclivcsofTastmultitiidej
ofall 7"C9, sexes and colors. The workoflih-
. . .- t t ?i
eration cannot oe jorcea wuuout sucu nornu
rcsults. Christian Pbilanthropy is eer mild
and considcratc. Hcnce all io!cnce ought to

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