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The Emigrant aid journal of Minnesota. [volume] (Nininger City, Minn. Terr. [i.e. Minn.]) 1856-1858, September 12, 1857, Image 10

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ll nobody's noticed you, you must be small ;
If nobody’s slighted you, you must be tall;
If nobody's bowed to you, you must be low ;
If nobody’s kissed you, you’re ugly we kuow;
If nobody’s flattered you, flatter yourself ;
It nobody s cheated you, you are a knave ;
It nobody hated you, you are a slave ;
If nobody s called you a fool to your face.
Somebody’s wished for your hack in its place ;
It nobody s called you a “ tyrant ” or ‘* scold,
Somebody thinks you a spiritless mold ;
It nobody knows of your faults but a friend,
Nobody’ll miss of them at the world's end ;
It nobody clings to your purse like a fawn,
Nobody’ll run like a bound when it’s gone ;
It nobody s eaten Ins bread from your store,
Nobody’s called you a “ miserable bore
It nobody’s slandered you —here is our pen,
J>ign yourselt “ Nononv,” quick as you can.
Queenly Miss Quaint, the aim of whose life
Is to die an old maid or a minister’s wife.
Grotesquely averred, sitter hearing young Spread,
‘ I 'll hear him all day, //' l walk on my heat! ! '
‘Good ! said Old Huux with a comical smile, —
* But please, if you’re late, don’t come up the broad aisle ! ’
COKOL.IW : 4 I’mlan Tale.
Corolinn had scarcely taken her place amidst the
mango trees, when she heard footsteps near her ; and
looking, saw that Humors was there, followed by three
or tour powerful looking meu, who, from their appear
ance aud armor, she at once recognized as Kurds, or na
tives of the mountains.
‘ Allah be praised that you are here ! ’ said If amors
in a whisper; ‘ Is the sentinel asleep ? ’
*He is uot,’ replied I’orolinn ; you may now see him
walkiug ou the bank.’
‘ It would be better for him if he was,’ said Ilamors,
‘ for now he must die. Kemain where you are until l
come for you.' Then speaking a few words in an under
tone to his followers, they descended the bank and were
soon out of sight beneath the acacias and myrtle, that
hung over the banks. Soon, a dark figure was seen to
emerge from a cluster of shrubbery, near the sentinel,
who stood with his back towards the spot.. The twinkle
of a star revealed the glittering cimetar, and in a mo
ment the deep and hollow groan showed that the silent
but fatal blow had been struck. The others now sprang
forward, the dead body was tumbled into the river,—the
covering of the boat, was, in a few minutes, loosed from
its fastenings —and the half insensible Everingtou de
livered from his horrid abode. But his limbs were use
less, he was unable to stand or walk, and had not the
revolting spectacle he exhibited been covered by the
mantle of night, his preservers must have shrunk from
the attempt ot delivering and keeping him alive. After
a speedy ablution in the river, and while the other at
tendants were putting some garments upon him, llamors
flew to Coro!inn
‘He lives,’ said the faithful servant, as he led her to
the spot where the attendants were placing Everingtou
in a litter which he tiad prepared for that, purpose. A
moment was allowed to Corolinn to assure Everingtou
that she was to accompany him ; and then the party,
with Everingtou borne ou the shoulders of the four
mountaiueers, left the banks of the Bendcmir. After
following the direction in which they started for a few
minutes, Hamors took from a thicket of shrubbery a fiue
horse, aud mounting Oorolinn behind him, the whole
party proceeded at a rapid rate towards the ruins of
‘You must consent to be governed implicitly by me
for a short time,’ said Hamors; and if your resilience
for a few days is not as you could wish, we hope it will
be a prelude to many days of uninterrupted happiness.’
‘ Hamors, any place will he a paradise where I can
enjoy liberty, aud the company of my Everingtou,’ re
plied Oorolinn, in accents of gratitude to her conductor.
In two hours they found themselves amid the ruins.
Columns lay scattered around them, and blocked up their
path. Leaving their horses, the party plunged deeper
into the recess, and while the owl hooted over them, led
by Hamors, they fearlessly advanced.
‘This strong wind/ said Hamors to Oorolinn, as she
hung upon his arm, ‘will not pass without contributing
to our success, as it will obliterate any footsteps we may
have made over the plain.’
Suddenly he stopped where the immense pile denoted j
that some magnificent palace or temple had formerly !
stood ; and removing a large stone slab which required
the united efforts of the whole party, a circular opening
was discovered, which led to the unknown and unseen
regions below. A rope was made fast to a fallen column, i
and two of the company quickly descended out of sight,
leaving Hamors with the other ou the surface. A rope
was fastened around Everingtou, and he was speedily
lowered into the abyss.
‘ You must now descend,’ said Hamors to Oorolinn ;
and it was not without a feeling of horror, that she
found herself descending, she knew not where, and in
the company of she knew not whom.
No sooner was she in the subterranean apartment than
the others descended. Preceded by Hamors, Everingtou
was borne through the several turnings and windings,
until they came to a wall, in which was an opening simi
lar to that which they had descended. This was passed,
aud the light of the lamp showed to Corolinn a number
of apartments, connected with each other, gloomy in
deed, but apparently dry and comfortable In one of
these, a mattress was placed, upon which Everingtou,
weak aud exhausted, was laid; while some wine and
provisions were produced for him and the rest of the
party. The opening through which they had passed
was the only one that could be discovered leading to the
subterranean chambers they occupied ; and however
doubtful the purpose for which they were erected might
be, the huge blocks which formed the walls and the cov
ering of these rooms showed that they had been built
for eternity. Some pieces of carpeting were brought
and spread over the stone flour; and in one of the rooms
a number of skins of water and wine, with a variety of
fruits and provisions, were pointed out to Corolinu by
Hamors To the inquiry of Corolinu, whether he was
going to leave them, he replied he was: ten days from
this time I shall come provided with every thin? fir a
successful flight.
So saying, Hamors, with his followers, left the cell,
carefully closing the opening through which they had
The time-piece with which Corolinn was furnished,
marked the lapse of time ; but in every respect time was
to them as if it had ceased to exist. From the world
they were completely shut out; not a single sound which
showed that any other beings were in existence reached
them; day and night were unknown; the lamp alone
shone its light on the dim walls, and toe lovely Corolinn
shuddered when she reflected that by the capture or
death of Hatnors, they might be there immured forever.
The pleasure, however, she took in administering to
the wants of Everington—of witnessing the rapid re
covery of his strength and sight—in listening to his
warm expressions of gratitude and affection —and in in
dulging the sweet visions of fancy, which his restoration
to health, and their escape from bondage and death point
ed out, caused the hours to pass rapidly and delightfully
Everington, on the third day, with the aid of his
amiable nurse was able to rise, and leaning on the beau
tiful girl, lie repeatedly traversed the room with a feel
ing of satisfaction almost equal to that which would
have been felt by the bestowmeut of a new sense. lJlis
tered as his face and eyelids had been, by long exposure
to the sun, the skin came off in large pieces; and while
the inflammation in his eyes gradually subsided, he fs
flected on the good fortune that had prevented his eye
lids being fastened open, since, in that ease, his eyes,
even while life lasted, would have been devoured to their
very sockets.
‘ Everington,’ said the blushing girl, ‘you well know
that yon are all the world now to me.’
‘ And shall I not always be so ? May I not always
be so ! ’ said Everington with a smile.
‘O yes, that I ain not afraid to promise,’ she hastily
replied, and hid her blushing face in his bosom, while
he gazed on the lovely girl, with a'feeling of tenderness
and admiration.
The time allotted for the absence of Ha mors hasted
away. Nothing had occurred to disturbed them in their
subterranean abode, until the day before llamors return
ed, when the howling of the jackall and the shrill cry
of the hyena showed not only that their retreat had been
discovered by these animals, but also from the cries in
various directions, that the earth around them was hol
lowed out into apartments similar to that they occupied ;
and once Corolinn was alarmed by one of these prowlers,
who, allured by the hope of blood, endeavored to force
his way through the opening by which they had enttr
ed, but which the vigilant precautions of Hamors had
rendered impracticable.
The time which they awaited with so much anxiety
at last came. There was a sound of voices in the outer
| apartment—the block? of stone which closed the eom
! munieatiou between them were removed, and Hamors,
: accompanied by some of his happy and hardy moun
taineers, entered the dungeon. Their joy at meeting
was mutual, for the unwavering faithfulness of Hamors
had endeared him to both Everingtou aud Corolinu.
‘ We have outwitted the tyrant this time,’ said Hamors
excitingly ; ‘alter even oxi-tti n which p wrr or in
genuity could devise, lie hi- be. n completely baffled.
Lite mystery of your .-scape lie lias new r been able to
unravel the largest rewards h ave proved ineffectual to
discover your retieat, and ll.i pursuit has been given
over as hopeless, (hoe again on the llet/sidera, and
we are safe.’
Preparations wa re untie- 'i it. -1\ c itnin io e ' tor a re
moval from the retreat which had so 1 ng allor led them
security and shelter.
Soon they emerged from the übterraiican well-like
opening, into the upper air; and new r with such feel
ings ot emotion had l’.w ringti n and Cur.>!inn In held the
bright star.-, as they rolled along- throu h the heavens
over spotless azure—gazed on the silver tips oi 1 liana’s
crescent, as it sunk behind the nn untsins—breathed the
pure air which was tilled with the in t-nse ol numberless
flowers—or listened to the hum which animated nature
sends forth, even in its most quiet and seclud'd retreats.
Hamors led the way through tin* mins .and when they
emerged from them into the plain, they found themselves
at once in the midst of a dozen of the mountaineers,
wh i, with high spirited steeds, ready for tin m to mount,
awaited their arrival. Not a moment was lost in con
tinuing their flight, across the plain. Coiolinu was
mounted ou a beautiful Arabian, and Everingtou felt as
it he had commenced a new existence, when he found
himself by her side, and rapidly leaving the crumbling
fragments of ancient Persian greatness far behind them.
Long before morning they found themselves among
the hills, which marked the commencement of the moun
tainous region; and when day dawned, they were safe
from pursuit amidst its deep aud inaccessible fastnesses
and defiles. They had left Sohiras and the domains of
Abbas Mirza forever; and the brave and hospitable chil
dren of the mountains welcomed them with patriarchal
simplicity and affection to their rude mansions. Not
withstanding the affectionate kindness of Everingtou, it
was impossible for Corolinu at once to break, without
emotions of regret, the strong ties of affection which
bound her to her father; and when she remembered
that she had deserted home and friends for a stranger,
she felt that she was encountering a fearful hazard ; and
dear as Everingtou was to her, he sometimes caught, the
tear swelling in her dark eye, as these recollections came
over her young and innocent bosom.
Skilled in reading the heart, Everingtou at once per
ceived the source of her regrets, and sympathizing with
her grief, he kissed away her tears, and banished her
fears by assurances of never failing love and protection.
Among the kind inhabitants of the mountain, Evering
ton thought it prudent to remain bat a short time; for
though the country to the west of the lletzerdcra scarce
ly owned allegiance to the .Persian crown, and the brave
Kurds still maintained a tacit independence, yet his fears,
added to the counsel of Humors, induced him to place
himself and his beautiful Corolinu, as soon as possible,
beyond the reach of Abbas Mirza.
As soon, therefore, as Everingtou found himself com- j
pletely restored, disguising themselves,as much as possi
ble, with Hamors as their servant, he and the fair Coro
linn, accompanied by several of the natives of the moun
tains, proceeded by the circuitous route of the Tigris and
Bagdad, to Bussorah ; where they arrived without mo
lestation, aud in safety. Here Everingtou found him
self in possession of funds, with which he compensated
his kind companions from the Hetzerdcra, to the extent
of their wishes, and laden with every expression of his
and Corolinu’s gratitude, saw them depart for their na
tive homes. At Bussorah, he found the chaplain of the
English establishment at the English Gulf of Persia,
and was united by the teuderest of ties to the blushing
and beautiful girl, who had consented to unite her for
tunes with his. A vessel was on the point of sailing for
India, where they arrived, and embracing the favorable
moment, and wafted by the propitious monsoon, Ever
ington and Corolinn soon found themselves at Bombay,
where the flag of Britain assured him of protection.
After residing at Bombay for three years he was called
to Calcutta ; and as his intimate acquaintance with the
Persian language, added to his knowledge of Indian af
fairs, rendered him a proper person to receive such an
appointment, on the recommendation of several officers
of the government, he was appointed by the Marquis of
Wellesley, then Governor General of India, to the gov
ernment of Agra, a port of great importance on the up
per Ganges, whither he immediately repaired, accom
panied by his admired and lovely bride.
Ten years after the events we have related had trans
pired, in consequence of some misunderstandings which
had arisen between the Indian government and the sehah
of Persia, it was deemed necessary that some individual
qualified for the purpose, should proceed to Teheran,
then the residence of the Persian court, to make, if pos
sible, a satisfactory adjustment of the difficulties that
threatened to interrupt the harmony of the two govern
In the opinion of the Marquis of Wellesley, then
governor of the immense British possessions in the cast,
there was no person who would execute this important
trust so well as Major General Everingtou—for to that
rank he had risen—and a young lieutenant in the Indian
army was selected to convey to him the news of his ap
pointment. To this honorable commission of the gen
end’s was added the privilege of visiting England, (a
pleasure he had so long wished, but which the disturbed
state of the Indian affairs had hitherto rendered inex
pedient) after the accomplishment of his commission to
It was on a warm afternoon that the bearer of the
despatches, Lieutenant McAuly, approached Agra, and
entered that once large and opulent city ; he proceeded
without delay to the mansion of General Everington.
A high wall of stone surrounded the extensive pile, and
when admitted within the ample portals, none hut those
who have witnessed the beauty of an Indian pleasure
ground, when in its rich freshness, can have an idea of
the enchanting nature of the place. The white blos
soms of the pomegranate and the crimson lily of the
citron, the clustering richness of the tig trees, and the
beautiful green of the broad leaved palm—the golden
orange and the delicious mango, were all there, and
united to form a whole, of which the inhabitant of the
frigid north can form but an inperfect estimate. The
thicket of acacias, myrtle and roses, which bordered the
walks, lent their charms and their fragrance to make the
place an earthly paradise. Through the avenues of palm
could be seen the broad Ganges, with the blue lotus
dancing on its bright waters : the Indian pheasant and
the bird of paradise displayed their beautiful plumage
on the overhanging branches.
Young McAuly was ushered into a splendid suite of
rooms; and on inquiring for General Everington, was
told by the servant in waiting that his master was out,
but would soon return.
So fascinating, however, was the beauties of nature
without, and so delightful was the scenery around, that
McAuly was unwilling to exchange them for carpets and
mirrors, though of the most splendid kind ; and having
drank a glass of sherbet, told his servant he would walk
until the general returned. Taking his course down one
ot the walks which led beneath the trees we have men
tioned, he foil >wod it. through several turnings and wind
ings, until it suddenly opened upon a little green flat
over which hung some huge palm-tree branches; and in
the centre of which a fountain threw up its column of
puie water, that, falling into a deep marble basin, pour
ed over its margin in a thin and sparkling sheet, to fall
into the pebble covered channel, in which it, pursued its
murmuring course to the river.
The refreshing coolness of the spot—the dash of the
fountain—the beauty' of some roses that hung over the
margin ot the basin, and dipped their petals in the flood,
attracted the notice of the young lieutenant, and he was
advancing to it, when the sweet, tones of a, woman’s
voice, and the lively, laughing prattle of children, ar
rested his steps. He turned his head, and saw at one
side, of the Hat, under a bower of woven woodbines and
wild roses, the general, reclining on a sofa—near him,
on another, was a beautiful woman, and before them on
the smooth, green turf, two lovely girls were frolicking,
in all the unrestrained gaiety of childhood and innocence.
The general had been reading a book which he still held
in his hand, but he had closed it to witness, with a pa
rent’s fondness, the happiness of the charming girls,
and enjoy the look of affectionate exultation which he
read as his glance met the eyes of his beautiful wife
At that moment the youngest of the girls noticed
McAuly, and running to her father, threw her arms
around his neck :
* a ) said she in a hurried voice; ‘an officer has
come to meet us; may Igo and meet him.’
‘Certainly, my dear,’ was the reply : and in a moment
l lie little girl had hold of Me.Yuly’s arm, and was lead
ing him towards the bovver.
As the young European oilicers in that region, were
considered, by the general, as his children, he instantly
rose to meet him, and with the graceful ease for which
he was distinguished, welcome 1 McAuly, and intro
duced him to his affectionate and lovely wife.
McAuly attempted some apology for his intrusion on
their retirement, hnt was eut short hy Kvorington, who
assured him that an apology was needless, and that he
was never more happy than when he had the pleasure of
meeting his European friend;-. After enjoying the re
freshing eoolness, and admiring the beauties of the place,
for a little while, McAuly followed the general and his
charming family to their mansion, where every thing
denoted the primely munificence of the owner. Sher
bet was cooling in m: irble basins —the iinest and most
delicious fruits weir handed about, in massive burnished
plate—the air, cooled hy tin Ganges, entered windows
darkened by the lichest. silks of Averpore—and the
softened light tell on the most splendid carpets of Ispa
han. l»ut not here, as is too often the case, had wealth
shut out trom its possessors the liner and nobler feelings
of the heart. That kindness which had secured to Ever
iugtoii and his beautiful wife the affection of all their
dependants—which fad caused the oppressed to look to
him as the redrcssi r of their wrongs, still retained its
a- . iudam y in their bosoms, and showed its effects in the
harmony that pervaded tire magic circle of their in
-11 nonce.
The favorable impressions of the young officer were
confirmed, and he was soon convinced that lie had never
seen a woman who so fully realized those beautiful crea
tions of the fancy, the Peris of the Persian mythology.
General Kvorington accepted, without hesitation, the
important trust conferred upon him by government, and
with the promptness which distinguished him, had soon
completed the necessary preparations for his journey]
and with the equipages usually attached to an eastern
embassy, was on his way to the Persian court. Coro
liun, too, and the two charming girls accompanied him;
and the difference between the manner in which they
had left the dominions of the seliah, and that in which
they were returning to it, was not (infrequently the sub
ject of mutual conversation not unmingled with grati
tude, between Kvorington and the fair Corolinn.
Traveling by easy stages—received hy the Persian
authorities with the deference duo to the rank of the in
dividual, and the importance of his errand—and careful
ly observing the indications of public feeling on the ex
tensive frontier, Kvorington at last, arrived at Teheran.
Mere he was welcomed hy tlie court, and the differences
which had called him hither were soon in a train of ami
cable adjustment. A series of splendid entertainments
were given alternately by the schah and the ambassador,
at which the best feelings prevailed, and the reconcilia
tion of the conflicting interests more easily affected.
Corolinn was universally admired. The adoption of the
European customs gave her an opportunity of oftener
appearing with the general in public: and the believers
swore by the heard of Ali, that in the person of his wife
the infidel Frank was possessed of a gem worthy to he
placed in the diadem of the prophet.
In the midst of these rejoicings, news arrived that
Abbas Mirza, who had been called from the government
ot Schiras to conduct the operations of the war which
the schah was waging on the northern frontiers of the
empire with the Russians, was on his return to Teheran
He arrived, and was received by all ranks with en
thusiasm; and by the schah, as a son who had proved
himself worthy of succeeding to the throne of
As was the custom, the representatives of the different
powers, at the capital sent in their congratulations to the
king on the event, accompanied by such presents as they
thought proper; and as the influence of the prince was
all powerful at the court of his father, Kverington de
termined by tjic richness and magnificence of his to
secure the favorable notice of the prince. He was suc
cesstul, and as the successive articles were presented ami
displayed, Abbas requested kirn to advance to The'"divan
which he occupied immediately below the throne, for the
purpose of explaining to him the uses of a mathemati
cal instrument which he had never before seen. As
Kverington advanced to comply with the request, the
keen eye of Abbas was fixed on him, and an indefinable
recollection made him start when his eye met that of the
general. Concealing his embarrassments, however, he
listened to the explanations of Kverington with interest;
and giving orders for the careful preservation of the in
strument, he ordered it to be removed to make way for
those presents that remained to be received from others.
The next day an Kmir, attached to the train of the
prince, presented himself at flic palace occupied by Ever
iugton, with the information that his highness Prince
Abbas Mirza would, if agreeable to the Frank ambassa
dor, pay him a visit that afternoon. Kverington, who
well knew that this was the greatest condescension the
prince could perform, and would be considered by the
Persians as the highest honor a foreigner could receive,
did not hesitate to signify the pleasure he should receive
from the intended honor, and preparations were instant
ly ordered for his reception.
‘My dear Corohnn, ’ said Kverington, as he entered
the department devoted to the ladies; ‘ Prince Abbas
Mirza confers upon us the honor of a visit this afternoon.
From some movements of his yesterday, I am inclined
to think ho remembers me, and I. suppose wishes to
know whether l have forgotten him.’
‘ Have you accepted the honor :” asked Corolinn.
‘Certainly,’ replied Kvefington; ‘I had no wish to
4 Surely there* can be no satisfaction in meeting that
man,’ said Coroiinn ; ‘and l can hardly believe he comes
with any but the worst intentions towards you. I shall
be miserable till the interview is past.’
‘Nonsense, my dear,’ answered Everington, kissing
his wife ; ‘remember that Major General Everington is
not the same poor, unprotected Frank lie was, when he
formerly bore the weight of Mirza,’s vengeance. Vet,’
added lie, looking tenderly on the beautiful creature, he
still held in his arms, ‘ when £ remember the cause of
his cruelty, I am more than half inclined to forgive him;
and cheerfully would I again run the same risk to secure
the same prize.’
‘ There is one thing of which I am glad,’ said Ooro
liuu; ‘the custom of the couit venders it impossible
that he should see me here.’
‘ The custom ot the court prevents it, but not the cus
tom ot the Franks, by which we are governed,’ said
The hour fixed upon by the prince arrived, and mount
ed on his own elephant, which seemed perfectly con
scious of the honor conferred upon him by the person he
carried, and surrounded by numerous attendants, Abbas
Mirza made his appearance.
Alighting from his magnificent, howdah, he was re
ceived by Everington with all the respect due to the
prince of Persia, and conduted to the apartment prepar
ed fur his reception.
(loffe.- was handed round, hookahs were smoked —the
conversation was animated, but general; and not an in
timation was given by the prince of the particular ob
ject of bis visit Still Everington perceived that he was
closely watched. He at length requested the general to
be seated near him on the divan, and addressed him in
Hindustan, a language not understood by the attendants.
‘Ever since L saw you yesterday,’ said the prince, ‘ I
have been haunted with the idea that £ have seeu your
face before; if so, it. was in connection with circum
stances you cannot have forgotten.’
‘ Your highness is right/ replied Everington; ‘you
have seen me before, and (here are sonic events in our
lives that can never be forgotten.’
‘ Abbas Mirza knows no deception/ said the prince;
‘it he has done wrong, he trusts by the aid of the
prophet, to make ample reparation ; are you the Frank
that a few years since was sentenced to the punishment
of the boat at Schir is, and escaped or disappeared in so
mysterious a manner ? ’
‘ I am/ was the reply.
‘ Praise be to Allah that, you lived ; I was sensible £
wronged you; but you cannot be ignorant of the motives
by which £ was actuated/ said the prince.
‘ l am not/ replied Everington ; ‘ and then, as now,
the motives almost made me forgive the act, cruel as if
‘ Ah, that young ard beautiful Circassian !’ exclaim
ed the prince with animation; ‘ she would have called
the prophet to earth, from the seventh heaven. £ was
distractedly in love with her, and you threw yourself in
my very path ; is it surprising that I attempted to crush
you ? Is it not rather surprising that you escaped my
v< ngeance V
‘ I did escape, however/ said Everingtan with a smile.
‘ I know you did ; but how, I could never conjecture/
replied Abbas; ‘and 1 know, too, that the lovely Coro
iinn disappeared at. the same time; £ have often thought
£ would surrender my claim to the crown of Persia to
see that beautiful creature again for one hour One
thing, however, that adventure taught me; that power
has no effect in winning a woman’s love, and that the
attempt to confine them by walls is as futile as would
prove a barrier to the white winged dove of Cashmere ’
‘ You would not regret her escape if it had been the
means of rendering her happy ? ’ said Everington.
‘Not now,’ replied Abbas; ‘but then I was unused
to restraint, and I fancied it was impossible fur me to
live without her. When I thought of her, I turned
with disgust from the fairest beauties of Persia; but
the wound my pride had received was nothing to what
l felt when I met the look of calm reproach which I
read in the eyes of her loved father, for his lips never
spoke what I knew he felt.’
‘ Is the worthy Herman then living!” hastily inquir
ed Kverington, for his fate was invo'ved in uncertainty ;
and llamors, to whom the task of making inquiries had
been committed, could only learn that he had not Ih-oii
seen for several years.
‘ lie is not: he survived the loss of hi:, daughter hut
a few months,’ was his reply. ‘ But,’ continued the
prince, ‘1 understand you have your wife with yon;
and if that peri is your bride, and if it is not inconsis
tent with your ideas of decorum, 1 would wish to see
her again I owe her a debt I would willingly have
discharged in kindness to her father, had he lived to in
quire it-’
‘Corolinn is my bride,’ said Kverington, and thn*e
was a feeling of gratified pride in the acknowledgment ;
‘she can appear if you wish it.’
‘One thing further,’ said the prince, ‘ I wish the in
terview should take place with none to witness if ex -opt
‘You can be gratified in that,’ replied the general,
‘and you may also name your own time for the inter
‘ Lot it be now—l am impatient to see her,’ was the
reply of Abbas Mirza.
A wave of Evcrington’s hand was sufficient, to clear
the room of his attendants, an example which was fol
lowed by the prince. Kverington then struck a blow on
the Chinese gong which hung in the room, and directed
the servant who obeyed the summons, to inform his mis
tress that her presence was requested. The prince re
mained without sneaking until she was announced, when
Kverington met her; took her hand and led her to the
prince, who instantly rose from the divan to meet her.
‘By Allah ! the same beautiful creature still,’ said
the prince, as if thinking aloud, at the moment he took
her hand, and with oriental gallantry kneeled ns he
placed it to his lips.
‘You have nothing to fear/ said the prince, noticing
the slight agitation shown by Corolinn, though scarcely
less than was evinced by himself; and requested her to
be seated near him on the divan. ‘ The past is indeed
remembered,’ he continued; ‘but. it is I that may beg
your forgiveness for acts which even the sincerity of my
affections for you could never justify.’
‘The happiness which Allah had been pleased to be
stow upon me since those days, has banished everv un
kind feeling from my bosom,’ replied Crfrolinn, as at
the moment she east a glance of superior affection and
pride on her adored Kverington.
* The blessings of Allah always rest, on the virtuous
and the good,’ said the prince, ‘and may lie continue
to do so,’ added he, as he touk Everington’s hand and
clasped his and the lovely Corolinn’s firmly together in
his own.
‘ Have you no children ?’ asked Abbas, after remain
ing silent a moment.
‘ We have,’ said Kverington.
‘I must sec them ; I must know bow happy it is pos
sible for Allah to make mortals,’ said Mirza.
Corolinn left the apartment.; and in a few minutes,
returned with her two beautiful girls, one in each hand.
‘ You have nothing to ask this side of Paradise,’ said
the prince to Kvorington, with visible emotion, as he
gazed on the. lovely children, the picture of their mother ;
and he drew them tenderly to him and kissed them re
‘There is but one thing more,’ said Abbas; and call
ing an attendant gave him some directions and hid him
lose not a moment. In a short time the servant return
ed and placed in the hands of the prince two caskets of
the richest workmanship and materials.
‘That casket is yours,’ said the prince, addressing
Kverington; ‘ and "this one,’ continued he, taking a key
from his pocket, ‘contains something that i must beg
Corolinn and her two daughters to accept
The lid flew open, and from it he took a turban of the
richest materials, one of which was a splendid nggiette
of diamonds which he placed on the brow of the fair
Circassian ; then proceeded to decorate with a en rennet,
of pearls and gems the snowy necks of the beautiful and
delighted girls.
At this moment the voice of the imaun was heard
frouTa neighboring minaret calling the faithful to pray
ers ; and the prince rose to depart.
‘ The day is past, but by me it will never be forgotten,
for it has relieved mo of a heavy burden. I saw you,’
continued he, addressing Kverington, ‘and your counte
nance awakened the recollection of other days. I made
inquiries, and learned that, yonr wife w.-t.i with you, c-id
you know the rest. I have seen Corolinn, l know tb.u
happiness attends her, and if she is happy, all around
her must he so.’
Bowing to Corolinn and her daughters, the prince ac
companied to the steps by Kverington, retired; and,
mounting the elephant which seemed sensible that lie
was a favorite, returned to the palace of tin- monarch.
11is visits to the mansion of Kverington while he re
mained at Teheran,•were, however, frequent; and his
friendly attentions were the source of much pleasure to
them all.
After accomplishing the objects of this mission, Ever
ington and his charming family proceeded to Bussorah,
on the Persian Gulf, and from thence embarked for
Europe. The beautiful Coroiinn, in tho circles of the
metropolis, still found that admiration continued to follow
her; but disgusted with the formal heartlessness of so
ciety, she sighed for the quiet happiness she had enjoy
ed at Agra, and her wishes on that, point corresponding
with those of the general, after a residence of two years
in London, they returned to India.
Here, on the banks of the Ganges, they enjoyed all
the happiness of which the human mind is capable; and
in the smiling countenances and heartfelt blessings they
received from the innocent beings who enjoyed then
protection, may be read proof demonstrable that virtue
is its own reward, and that happiness is diffusible.
Importance of' Trees to Health.
It has lately been suggested that, the fever and ague
might be avoided, in districts scourged by that terrible
disease, by setting out rankly growing plants between
the infectious marshes and the points endangerd by the
miasma. At the Natioual Observatory, in Washington,
the experiment was tried, the last summer, of planting
sunflowers at the foot of the lawn, so as to screen the
house from the marshes, and with signal success ; for
though the fever and ague prevailed every whore around,
it was absent from the observatory, for the first time
for years. The experiment is to be repeated this year,
in a better manner, in order to demonstrate whether the
exemption was mcrly a coincidence, nr more Lieut.
Maury, who suggested the trial, assuming that the plants
caused the exemption, attributes it to the consumption
by the sunflowers of the deleterious miasma evolved by
the marshes. This may be so, though the suggestion
would be more philosophical, if the miasma originated in
in the decay of animal matter. Experience proved,
moreover, that any shelter, such as a belt of woods, an
intervening high ground, or other obstruction, will
protect a particular spot from intermittent fever, though
all the neighborhood may be ravaged by the disorder.
Hut trees, however healthy in the vicinity of human
habitations, should not be planted too near a dwelling.
In cities, there is little danger of evil consequences from
this, for trees, however close to a house, rarely grow high
enough to overshadow it. But many country residences
are rendered sickly for being ton thickly embowered
among trees. Sunlight and fresh air are indispensable
to health. Show us a cottage, or an old-fashioned,
manorial-like country house, overshadowed by trees, so
that the rooms are always half-darkened, and the rain
drops on the roof after showers, and we will show you a
place where rheumatism, colds, fevers and chills prevail,
according to the geological peculiarities of the district,
and tlie individual constitution of the inmates. In cities,
where animal life predominates, mme vegetation is re
quired fur the general health. But in the country,
where vegetable life is in the ascendant, trees, though
they may properly be planted so as to screen a house
from the winter winds, or exclude it from the imperti
nent gaze of strangers, should never be allowed lo ap
proach near the dwelling.—[Philadelphia Ledger.
(Scene —Scotch hustings.)—lf you send me to the
Commons’ House of Parliament, l ’ll vote for universal
suffrage, vote by ballot, annual Parliament, electoral
(A voice—What, do you think of the decalogue ?) Of
what, sir—(Voice —The decalogue t) —(Candidate aside
to his right-hand frvuid—What, does he mean?)
(Friend —Sir Joshua Walmslev’s motion.)—l don’t ap
prove of it. at all, sir, l coo sir er the decal ague highly
immoral. Old Woman tlion ye’ll be for Sabbath
travelin’, ye infidel.
‘ That tune/ said somebody in the company once, ‘al
ways carries tue away with it.’
4 Will nobody whistle it ?’ was the instant reply.
Whence Ntrychnlnc In Produced,
In Ceylon, and several districts of India, grows »
moderate sized tree, with thick shining leaves and a short,
crooked stein. In the frnit season, it is readily recog
nized hy its rich, orange colored berries, about as large
as golden pippins. The rind is hard and smooth, and
covers a white, soft pulp, the favorite food of many kinds
of birds, within which are the flat, round se- ds, u >t an
inch in diameter, ash gray in color, and coverd with very
silky hairs. The Germans fancy they cun disiover a re
semblance in them to gray eyes, and call tin in i row’s
eyes, hut the likeness is purely imaginary.
The tree is the strychnine uuw vomica, and the nut is
the d i adly poison nut. The latter was early used as a
medicine hy the Hindoos, and its nature and j roper!iiS
understood by Oriental doctors long before it wa kmun
to fon inn nations. ‘ Dog-killer’ and ‘fish-scale’ are two
Arabic names Ir is stated that at present the nmivr■.-- of
Hindu-tan often lake ir for many months continuously,
in much the same manner as opium-eaters eat opium.
They commence with taking the eighth of a nut a day,
an I gradually increase their allowance to an entire nut,
which would he about twenty grains. If they eat di
rectly before or after food, no unpleasent e-flects tire pro
duced, 1 lit if they neglect this precaution spasms result
Tin: Doom or oik Would—What this change is to
be, we dare not even conjecture; but we see in the heav
ens them elves sonic tracts of destructive elements, and
some indication of their power. The fragments of brok
en plane!:— thed' s.-cut of meteoric stones upon our globe,
the wheeling comets wielding their loose materials at
the solar furnace—the volcanic eruptions of our own
satellite—the appearance of new stars, and the disappear
ance of others —are all foreshadows of that impending
convulsion to which the system of the world is doomed.
Thus placed upon a planet which is to Ire burned up, and
under the heavens which are to pass away ; thus thread
ing ay it were, on the cemeteries, and dwelling on the
mausoleums of former worlds —let us learu the lesson of
humility and wisdom, if we have not already been taught
it in the school of Revelation. —North British Review.
Who Would not be a Farmer.—The Louisville
Courier pays the following tribute to the occupation of
the fanner :
‘lf a young man wants to engage in business that
will ensure him, in middle life, the greatest amount of
leisure time, there is nothing more sure than farming
If he has an independent turn of mind let him be a
farmer. If he wants to engage in a healthy occupation,
let him tili the soil. In short if lie would be independent
let him get a spot of earth ; keep within his means, to
shun the lawyer; be temperate, to avoid the doctor; be
honest, that lie may have a clear conscience; improve
the soil, so as to leave the world better than he found
it; and then, if he cannot live happily and die content,
there is no hope for him.’
A Western New York farmer writes as follows to a
distinguished scientific agriculturist, to whom he felt un
der obligations for introducing a variety of swine :
R?spe<ted Sir: —l went, yesterday, to the fair at
M ; 1 found several pigs of your species ; there was
a great variety of beasts, and I was astonished at not
seeing you there !
To Cure Horn-Ail. —Put a half table spoonful of
spirits of turpentine on the bead between the horns, and
then with a syringe inject into the nostrils a solution of
vinegar, salt and pepper, which will cause a discharge
at the nose.
Hogs should always have access to the ground, and it
is said to be absolutely necessary for breeding sows,
many a fine litter having been lost for the want of it.
< )ne pound of green copperas, costing seven cents, di»*
solved in one quart of water and poured into a privy, wil*
eiieetiuilly concentrate and destroy the foulest smells.
Will always attend to buying and selling Land and
City Lots on Commission.
Will negotiate Los ns, yielding from 20 to 10 per
cent a month mi unexceptionable Real Estate security,
■n.vke Collections, and locate Laud Warrants.
ib- ,-:d t, Mouth ages, Declaratory .Statements
and other instruments of writing neatly and accurately
His Kxivlicney, Gov. Medary, St. Paul.LMinnesota.
Ex.‘Gov. Aiex. Ramsey, “ “
John Niningtr, Niningor, “ “
Col. John M. Stevens, Glencoe, “
Cook & Sargent, Davenport, lowa.
John Ludlow, Pics’t Springfield Bank, Springfield Ohio
Levi Rhinch ait, Pres’t M.R.V l»r. State Bank “ “
Hon. Sampson Mason, “ “
Deter Odlin, President. Dayton Hr. State Bk Dayton, “
K. A. He T. T. More, Dayton, Ohio.
The si of s. e .} sec. 35, town 115, range IS nud 5
acres timber, below Spring Lake. 20 acres broke, 40
unced, well &c.
The s. e. i sec 12, town 114, range 10.
“ e. iof n. e. 4 sec. 10, town 115, range is.
“ s. w. f of n. w. £ and the u. w. 4 of s. w. £ see.
10, town 115. range IS.
Timber lot no. 5 in see. 15 and the n e. 4 of n. e. 4 sec.
22, town 115, rauge IS. For sale by
J2O AcrCS °f Farming Land, on the north
branch of the Zumbro, 2 miles from Kenyon anil 12
miles from Faribault, part of which isjdesirable meadow.
For sale cheap, if applied for soon, by
4 ResMitlful Farm, of IGI acres on Rice Lake, 4
miles from Glencoe on the Hutchinson
and the balance rich meadow and fine rolling prairie.
For sale by CHARLES E. CLARKE.
One share in the town of Ilutcliinnon. For sale by
Land Warrants located. Collections effected and
proceeds promptly remitted. Investments made for
Eastern Capitalists.
Exchange on New York, Philadelphia and Boston
for sale.
Drafts of the American European Express Co. on
Great Britain in sums to suit purchasers.
Office —Fifth afreet, above Clarke Avenue,
K E A li KST A T E A GEN T ,
Conveyancer aiul Notary Public.
4 0 acres Half Breed scrip, 1
480 acres in Scott countv,
000 acres, 7 miles belovr Hastings,
Lots in Hudson, \itiinger, Sliakopee, Ramsey, Forhmn,
Minneapolis and St. Paul.
100 nc.rev one mdo above St. Anthony.
\ .0 aide lot in Winona, near the court house.
lOn acres opposite to Muntieello.
100 acres i (miles above While Bear Lake in Ramsey
in all parts <«f the I orrilorv, fur sale on terms easy to
purchasers, by DAVID G. BaRPHTZ,
Sr. Anthony st., St. Pau ! .
* ;.■% m* nmi%,
V ould respectfully inform the citizens of Nininger and
the public in general, that ho is now prepared to cx rule
nl! work in his line, to the entire satisfaction of his cus
tomers All orders promptly attended to with neatness
and dbp-itc h
Nininger, June 20, 1857. 2:ly
F A K 1 B A V.L T I! 0 I! S K ,
Corner of Main au<l Third Street*,
T. \:lllng,
J his House i«- In.'Mtpr] in tin* r-cj|‘r-.* of the bu.-i
--n«**s part. <>t the town. Stages i t,ujvat this Hotel. <i:iy
VERMILUO's lines; .
Martin IXruukmuu, I*rw|«ric*l«»r
This hull (• Will :Jvl i>. . In* r:■ i.II ! [I
modiite lr ivi h,t> with <n*‘ lyihihj? to make ihcui <• (ll
fortuhlt*, airin' ro.T* , >i>.ih!e char;'*-- . if
A UtTiKtii I'll vkhian, 75 y<*ar.* of age, hating j,»t his
Father, two Brother*, Daughter, M*.n-ii -law, iWjilirun !tnt i
Nieces, by thal drea ful dis.-ase, Con.-umi'Tlon, and n.fi', ring
witti h Coin.h liillll-,• jf, determine! in \ i-it tli(; Kit lin,'i C (.
hpyi t ami d.pnn, uherc !n* disc-'Kied a Frevi.vuvk and
Certain Cure fur • '"ld , C- ugh*. Bronchitis, ('oxscmptih\,
Nervous It'tiiliiy ui.il A-tbma. llis cough m,* cuied in.
mediately ; Ik; returned, cured him Bei.atjves, who inherited
th« diseas", and in cnnneciioti with hi* son have employed
it 'it their practice, curing thousands of cases corn-idcm!
ho|M-lesß by other*. For the put pose of rescuing it* inanv
of his suffering fellow beings as possible he is sending t' «-
iieeipe to all who wish it for 10 cents ; 3 of it to pay the
postage, and the balance printing. Address Dr. Heath,
101 Spring street, opposite St. Nicholas Hotel, New York
7-3 m.
Tlie Subscriber i pr. pared to do t«h kinds of .Mason Work iu a
good and worktnaulike manner.
Contracts taken if desired
Nininger City,
The subscriber informs tbe People of Nininger City and sur
rounding country, that be is opening a Store iu Nininger City,
where he is receiving from the Eastern Cities a large Btock of
Spring and Summer Goods.
•.*• ~i*i nv.n* 1 .1 :i hi nit i and - :eet •? with gr. at care for the
\V KST ; H
«-'s: -Kn, Jiellon.H
lint.-,. i n-,'-!* K’-ihui<*l*, .ill. Dye
Stuff. Y¥i title vt hlaiift. Iren : ?i». tails, ,bf., Att*.
Ilf din's nisn in nil kind "f
Rini Hi i other articles ti.-nally i». •.««••! 11-ca* aliich
he nfVci'.- fur sale a** low n« any ntl-.t r -tali' In :it in t l»t* ler
Nininger i ‘ity
rmml KfAfi a mu%,
St. B*auh JfiinHCsoia Ten'klm y.
Will attend to the purchase and sales of !l<;d Es\ate. ! cati n
Land Warrants. Collection f !>«■' ts, I’ayineot of
« Taxes, and the Invcstim-iif of Moi ev.
Information about t!io Territory furnished on application,
Office, cppofite he/j»cricau Hotel
Having an ext< n.-ive anti \a:ied knowledge nfrihe Territory,
its agricultural, con meT.-iai a: d n cchauicsl advantages, I am
prepared to transact any business connected with Heal Estate,
with promptness imd accuracy. Also agent for the
of Harrisburg. Capital S3K),(KiO.
COMMONWEALTH INSURANCE CO., of Harrisburg. Capital
K\ ticxiMTi.' r K:.ni?cy. i’Hiil | i tmhiinuT. K--*j, \«*w York.
IK *H i ‘head A Lfckt-r. il»* Siitt. n *V. .Arnold. E?«;. rhitadetybiti
<’ol M. \V. Irwin. tic> J .Inn *•«» Wan* t t>q.. i-t. ;.* u*t. !!*».
Iloi. II \l IS..* M C . \V:I I.i' .t. 11. |' :: H ward ? 11*. tforJ. ' OHO.
I*«irs K I\'*»rF«\ lk«nk.*»s *»■> I • m t S. L .v N.. N Y
John Kai»‘.’«l. -w V »k. !
(Late of Mobile.)
A > ))
St. Pail, Minnesota,
lluys and sells on Commission, City and Town Property, and
Farming Lands, Locates, buys or sells Land Warrants, Negotiates
Loans of Money on Mortgage, &e. Also Commissioner foi the
States of Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, &c
John A. Winston. Guy. of Ala. Hon. B. Fitzpatrick, U. S. 8. Wash. City.
Hives, Hattie ft Co.. Mobile. Hon. C. C. Clay. U. 8. 8. “
l>r. ,1. C. Nott. Mobile. Hon. Percy Walker. 11. It. “ “
W. I*. Hammond A Co.. Mobile. Col. Wm. Turnbull, U. S. A “
Hon. Allen C 7. Jones. Greensboro*, Ala. John ,1. MeKae, Got. Mi<f
Judge R. N. Ogden, New Orleans. Warren P. Anderson, Jack eon. Miea.
Hon. Randal Hunt. New Crleaus. n. Thompson A Son, Baltimore.
W. M. Goodrich. New York. Dr. 3. Mctt Campbell,Charleston, 8. C.
Brown, De Rosett ft Co., New York. Jeo. B. Reed, Charleston, S.C.
Brewer A Caldwell, New York. De Rosaett ft Brown, Wilmington, N. 0.
John It. Klliott ft Co , New Yoik. Hill Burgwin, Kaq., Pittsburg, Pa.
John ¥. Rurgwyn, l'hiladn. Jai. L. Riggs, Esq.. Peoria, Hi.
Dr. Jas. W. Baeon. Pbilada. Jas. P. Krskinv, Efij., Quincy, I|l.
Chas. 11. Graff, Phiiada. Hon. H. M. Rico, St. Paul, M. T.
Kt. Rev. N. Cobb, Bishop of Ala. Thog B. Winston, St. Paul.
Office S. W. Corner Breckenridge and Fourth Street, Nininger
City, and St. Paul, M. T.
All Letters requesting information, promptly and cheerfully
••plied to
0. B. C.
This addition, consisting of Eighty Acres, have been surveyed
and platted in connection with the original town of Nininger. It
lies within the limits of the original town and is bounded by it
on three sides. The lots lie ns near the river and the levee, as
the same number of lots as first laid out by the proprietors.
They are the only lots to which no building obligation has been
attached; they ore sold free of nil incumbrances This locality
is unsurpassed for beauty on the Mississippi river: it has an
easy access to an extensive hack country of great fertility, and
affords a shipping point tor a section of territory, reaching at.
least one hundred miles into the interior. Nininger has within
three months acquired a population of two hundred persons.
Applications for lots can be made to Dr. P. H. Smith or to
Andrew Levering, Real Estate Dealer, of St. Paul, or to the
' Minneapolis, M. Y.
St Anthony St., between Market and St. Peter Sts.,
And Corner of Clarke AVenue and Fourth St.,
Land Bought aiul Sold oa Commission. Money loaned, and
investments made to the »»ext advantage. Deeds, Mortgages, and
other Legal instruments neatly and accurately drawn. Town and
City Property for sale
n o r ary r i it 1.1 C. '
Hot. Willi? A. Gorman.
Es-Gov. Alex. K.-imaey.
lion. Henry M. Klee,
lion. 11. 11. Sibley.
H. McKenty, Kacj . Dealer in !>hl K.tV, •
HolUnffshead A Heeker. Ally •: i.t haw. j
Mucubio t Kdgertun, Ban! cr*.
John Nininger, l.eq .
William 1.. Banniri, iin>i
The undersigned, Proprietor of the City. of Nininuek, Dakota
County, Minnesota, hereby gives Public Notice to all parties who
have purchased lots in the said City, under and subject to the
ordinary covenant expressed in the deeds, to wit., to commence a
certain amount of improvement therein stipulated, within six
mouths from the date of the same, and to finish the said improve
ments within two years therefrom; that a non compliance with a
part of the said covenant will be considered a non-compliance
with the terms of the whole, and that every lot for which ai t,..
expiration of the said period < t six months, uo improvement h««
been commenced, wili b-» considered forfeited, and reversed to re
undersigned, and wili he by him re-sold, the same as thong!, . a
de< 1 had over been executed by him for the same.
handing, at Nininger.
i i l AUK.
f :’ov, iiig articles
2V. Ifard-
S !»<>«»*,
* i is st
I*lll LA Dili. PHI A.
Charles Rhonda, Eaq., Convevancr
Andrew D. Cash, Eaq., ’
lion. William D. Kelly,
.1. V. Cowell & Son, Dry flood* Mnre'ta,
Klam F. Witraer, For’g k Com’nMert,
•L.hn VV. Simes & Son., Drunleta
lieu. Wm. 11. Witte,
K'nntina Donnelly,
IWrnln iunT Bro'a. New Turk.
St. I’al'l, October 8,185 u,

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