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S Vc wcro sisters, fortune lavor'd, Horn ot noble race ; She was fragile, timid, tondcr, With the sweetest luce. Like a shy half hidden snowdrop, . J'urc, nnd pale, and meek ; Nut the faiulest glow of summer Hesting ou her check. She was guileless, good and gentle I was restless, strong, With a fierce ambition burning, Goading me along. She wa) lik a star at evening, Exquisitely bright ; I wns like a flashing meteor, Tutting out her light. To be fairest, first and greatest, Heart of heart's desire. Raged beneath .ny proud cold bosom Like consuming lire. Daring, reckless of the future, , . b'Xlst'ioncf, rdiame, remorse, Eaith despising, heaven defying, I pursued my course. f J?y my uuileiui arts pure wot king, Treachery, cold deceit, Soon I bro't my sifter's suitors Vanquished to my feet. Victims but to grace my triumph, On their necks to tread ; What to me was love or rapture 7 1 who scorned to wed ! Till at length UK came. O, N'aturi, What a skill was thine, t)ut of woithlossjelay to lashion Creature so divine ! Powered with grace and every virtue, Noble, gentle, prtuu!, All my pulsus tin ill'd and qntvcr'd When he (touched my hand. Oh, 'vhat rage, disdain and anguish In my bosom strove, When 1 knew he loved my sister, Answering to her love. Sleep forsook my bursting eyeball., 'Tortures racked my brain; Nought, romain'd 'twixt doath and Save I'.is love to gain. madness Then the deadliest powers of evil To my call obeyed, Ki.vy, hale, and malice forging Slanders lor mine aid. Demons in my besom vresiling, Scheming ii'-'it and day ; I;';m will at length prevailing, J run f.i'e gave way. In my bride-rob ;;t the altar, On my linger shone (ohb.i; i'iic!i:t that betoken'd Ml! l''S ellOM'll ouo. While my cup of dizzy transport !!rinin' 1 and sparkled n'cr. Kin I drained the '.lrrmhl delirious, Douih stood at the dour. Death, to '''aim my ha;ivs sls'ei ; I lappier she liiun 1 ! Happy when the hi'. lUn.J, carted 'V'lieu despair can die. While eirth's crown of I vo ami glory Circled my vain head, I must I:ve among the living, Let the dead bo dead. Nothing to my .-'.c!fi.-h cravings To my matchless pride, To my never resting fretting Fuucy, was deuicd. On from change to change I hurried, On from laud to laud, Till at length an arrow struck tuc From au unseen baud. Aye, and with an aim so secret, Subtle, sure and dread, Scarce I know the point had touch'd Tilt the poiton ! plead. Then upon my heart and spiiits Fell an icy weight ; '.Mid the crowd that ouee ador'd tne I stood desolate. Evermore a long blaok shadow On my pathway lay ; Wheresoe'r I moved, the .sunbeams Scctu'd to slant away. Kvcrv b.and I sought shrank from mc As lrom touch of death ; ll 1 plucked a flower, it withered, Tuiutod by my brculh. Thro' the fcitivc crowds, uugrected, Like, a plague 1 passed, And with a Midden gloom cud terror J'jVcry hjuI o creast, Loved no more and hov unlovely 1 Speak ! n;y sou'iV; despair I Whore wore now lips tliat prais'd mc? ilearu mat worslnpp d where: Ev'n that CNR, for whose brief favor l'ou 1, uia l dreams of bli.-s, 1 had plunired p ast all Jorgiveueas, Into guilt's aby.-s. When, with. Litter cries I sought hiui( Luinlort, lu;lp, to crave, Even him 1 found lamciiliiig Ou in V bi.ite .rave. ..!, y. Lou i l. irf itip ffw f irtwcttf fi ft? R1DGWAY, PEXXA. MARCH, 21, 18G3. JOUX F. MOORE, Elltor A- Proprietor. VOL UME EW UT NUMBER 1 . O U ADA. a 3ol tj of 11,0 SescH. Old Sadem, who was the Shiek or Chief of the Arab Iribo encamped in an Oasis of the Desert, had a daughter whose name was Ouida ; she was so beautiful that r,hc was snrr.amcd the S.nr of the Eu.t. She always appear cd veiled, and passed for a l'eri in the imagination ol the poor Arabs. Her father idolized her, and sho loved her lather above all thing.', after Allah. The old Sheik had often been asked by the eons of the Sheiks of tho most val iant and riehe-t tribrs for the hand of bis daughter, but he had a? often rc'us. ed, for how could he make up his mind to part with hi3 beloved Ouada ? It was she who male him happy in his old days ; it was she who prepared lr.s hoiikii, and helped him to nonjo and other cordials, which impart lenewed strength and vigor to old age. On his return frorj a journey in the Desert, arid under tho burning sun, it was Oua da who wiped the dust from his feet and prepared his icfrcshitig bath. When it the close of day, ho fat in front of his tent on his Persian carpet, with his legs crossed under him, enjoying the even. ;ng breeze, his beloved Ouada cither read to him from the Hook of Wisdom, or delighted him by the sweet strains of her melodious voice. To one word, Ou- nda was the pride and happiness of her old lather, and the children of the tribe had exhausted ail (ho figures of their rich ami imaged language to express their admiration of her. One day a deep gloom nettles down on all the tents of the Oasis. Tho old men, women and children aio seen rnu ning oout Willi anxious loons ami witn tears in their eyes, and one would have ked if some pestilence was not decim a'.ing the tribe ; if the waters of ihc waters of the cstera had not been dried up by the dog-days; or else, if the Si moom had not deployed tho harvests Hut there is no pestilence ravaging the tribe, the do;; days have not diied up the waters of the. cistern, and the bar vests have not been destroyed by tho Simoom. Whence comes then the riourning of the tiihe ' Ala.-, ! the flower that adorn ed is droo; iiv; and going to die ! The beautiful and gentle Ouada is attacked by a mortal malady. One remedy alone can save her: the physician whom the unhappy father sent for as far as (lis great eity of Cairo, said, (1 Un less you cau have for your daughter some of the pomegranates which grow in Said, at Karmio, near the ruins of ancient Thebes, your daughter will die tic-morrow." ; A cry of surprise and stupor arose from tho weeping crowd which sur rounded the venerable chief, for it would be just as possible to a man to fly ihron -h space to tho f.tars, as to go over twice iu one day the distanco which separates tho tribe fiom tho ruins of Luxor, that distance being one hundred and twenty miles. " Allah ! Allah ! " cried tho old man, tearing his turban lrom his forehead aud throwing his yatagan at his feet, " cursed bo tho day that I was born ! 0! must my daughter die 'I 0 ! aiy friends, save my daughter. Who ani on; jou has the fastest liorso or tho swiftest camel ? Let h'uu speed over tho one hundred and twenty miles of desert, and in gratitude I will give hiui all ho asks, my leather puiso with all my gold, my good Damask blade ! " A mournful sileneo is bis only an. swer ; every face, with consternatioo depicted upon it, seems to say that such a distance couuot bo traveled over in such a short time by any man, let him be mounted on tho lastcst liorso or 6wiftcst cimel. " Ah," adds tho old man, sobbing, " I will give him all my horses, or if ho prefers, nil my camels. If ho wishes it I will put him in my place as Sheik, or clso I will give him my most precious treasure, my daughter 1 if lie brings me the pomegranates which are to cure her.' Saying these words, Old Sadeui sprang to the bedside of his dying daughter, and taking her hand, shows it to his people who were all moved to tears. A cry pierced the crowd : " I shall go : ana a youth suddenly appears bo fores the SHik, panting for breath, and with his face pain with emotion. It was Ishmacl, a child of the ti ihc, nnd Ouada's foster-brother. "I?y Allah, Sheik ! if I die on the wi.y, my camel will bring back the poni cgrauatcs to thy door" lie had hardly spoken when he was already gone. He penetrates into the Bolitaiy desert where darkness and si. lenee dwelt. Tho eamel dashos over the sand as a ship over tho waves. " Fly ! " cries tho youth to him, with oppressed heart and with his eyes raised towards llcuven "Allah, come to uiy id ! " " 'flirt generous child will bo the vic tim of his devotion, he will dio with fa tigue or if a ti:cr devoured him?" thus thought the old man. How long and painful was tho night to the child who was coursing in the Dcert, as well as to the father who w" watching by the bedside of his daugh ter. "When shall I arrive 1" cried Ish. maul, " every minute takes nie farther away from her, and every minute brings her nearer to the grave." .lie presses something to his heart it is a little scent bag, given to him by Ouada as a token of her tender affec tion for him. He is but a poor herd driver, Ishmael, but ho is as courageous as a lion, and as gentle as js a new born la ml. He is especially devoted to the Chief of his tribe. Ah! what would he not do to save the daughter of the Sheik. He left his poor mother, who is sleeping bow, but will boin desp.iir to morrow, wdicu she opens her eyes and sees hiai no longer. Dut then Ouada perhaps will have closed her eyes forev er : " Fly 1 fly ! fly ! my faithful compan. ion," cries Ishmacl to his camel. "You will perhaps fall dead with fatigue, but I must sacritice you as well do I sacri fice my self for the daughter of the fa ther of my tribe." The shadows vanish ; a reddish light appears in the horizon ; it is day. The faithful camel in. hi3 flight 6carcelv touches the sand with his feet. Ishma cl is panting for breath, perspiration is rolling down his face iu lorreuts. His eyes are eagerly fixed on a whitish line, which aro the ruins of Karnao ; hu lias gone over the ouo hundred and twenty miles ! He seeks, find and culls the pomegranates so nidcntly desired. In his joy he speaks to them as if they were able to understand him, " 0," says he to them, "you will cure Ouada; you will restore her to lile,and the Sheik will live 1". Scarccly'docs ho tike time to quench his thirst at a neighboring spring shaded with palm trees. Ho caresses villi gratitudo the f'ailhiul animal, and seems to say to him with tearful eyes : " You are stronger, more enduring than I am. Perhaps I will perish in going over ogaiu the ouo hundred and twenty miles of desert waste, which separate mc from Ouada. Jly dear companion, if I die on tho way, follow your courso with the rapidity of lightning. I have firmly attached to your back tho leather bag, which contains the precious pomegran ates. If you feel yourself dying also, struggle with death as far as ti e thresh old of the tout of my good lather Sa- dem." As ii the animal had understood this niuto prayer, ho looks at Ishmacl with that expression of obedience aud faith fulness peculiar to domestic animals. IIo stoops with his knees bent under him, and, resting on tho sand, iu order that Ishmacl may mount him again flies lack through the desert with the bwifcucst ol an arrow cleaving the air. Tho day brightcus ; tho dew has re freshed tho plants and trees of the Oa sis, but tho Star of the tribe is growing pale and dim. The old Sheik, in des. pair, goes continually from the thresh, old of his tent to his daughter's led, where her lifo is slowly ebbing out, and from his daughter's bedside to thresh old of his tent aga in, to cast an eager look over the vast expanse of the Des ert. Is not Ishmacl coming, that black spot dctachins itself from tho light. colored rand where it seems to blend with the blue sky ? Alas, no, it is in ostrich pursuing its solilrtry way. That cloud of dust yonder, is it not raised by the foot of a camel ? Alas, alas, no, it is a gazelle crossing tho Des. crt" Thus nearly the whole day is passed iu painful deception. " Allah ! Allah ! I am old ; may tho Angel of Death take mo iu place of my daugh ter I " There is no nioie hope ! Tho doctor has just said that Ouada is going to die. The whole tiibc surround the tent of the Sheik. The suu is retting, and the day is drawing towards a close. Is Ou ada dead ? No. ut what is that tu mult breaking in upon the gloomy si. lencc of mourning l As if he was precipitated from tha clouds, to lapid is his course, a camel cleaves tho crowd ; a man is sccu on his back covered with dust, with perspi ration, aud completely exhausted with fatigue. " It is Ishmacl ! " that joyful cry is repeated by every mouth. It rouses old Sadem from his stupor of grief. The young man drags himself to the feet of his Sheik and to the bedside ol the dying Ouada ; she herself had started whet she heard the shouts of the people. The doctor opened tho bag in w'nlch were centa-ncd the precious pomcgran atcs, ho pressed the juice from them, which he carefully collected, aud moist. cued his patient's lips with it. Little by little, as the water returns in a dried up spring, a current of life rises to tho pale cheeks of Ouada ; her eyes le come brishter. and sho has strength new to take a deep draught of the heal ing beverage. " Your beautiful daughter is saved ! " cried the good physician to Old Sadem. They now bestow every care upon "onerous Ishmacl. Thev carry him outside of tho tent, and the cool breath of the evening, wiih the restoratives thev 'jive him, soon revive his wearied frame. " Let all the tribe come together ' My dau-htcr is saved ! I will keep my promise . j.nooiu enem sponu , , , n- ,1 f L M- 1. with enthusiasm, and his faco was radi- aut with hope and happiness. Shouts of joy are heard on all sides The whole tribe 'u in the utmost glee aud one would have thought thit an army had just encamped around iho tent where Ouada, tho Starol the hast arises from the shadows of death. Hags wave la the air, weapons are brandished as a sign of reioicin'r. The faithful camel is paraded in triumph and honored by tho strains ot martial music. Ishmacl, who was overcomo by sleep. is awakened by this extraordinary noise, and starting up, stammers : " Is the enemy at the gates of tho C!.nip ? Must I prepare to go and meet them ? " " No, but prepare to meet my daugh ter ! " end a father's arms are extended to him. " Come, let mc press thco to my heart, thou, the saviour of my daughter; come, let mc embrace thee fcs my child ! Dy Allah ! thou shalt be the husband of my daughter ! " The old Sheik's declaration is wcN coined by cuthusiastic cheers. The youug man rushes iuto the arms of tho venerable Sudem, and tears of surprise aud gratitudo flow from his eyes. This patiiarehal scene was lighted by the last rays of the sun, which was sail ing in a cloud ot purple and gold in the distant horizon ol tho great Desert. If thoso persons who have con sumption, or who have an inclination to it, would syend an hour every day in breathing pure air to the fullest extent to which their lungs aro capablo ol taking it iu, they would do more to pre vent aud cure the disease than it is possiblo to do by medication. I'ay your honest debts. Chicago employs fivo hundred and eighteen lady clerks. Queen Victoria says every third woman in Cork is a beauty. Light colored silks will be the fash ion lor the coining spring. Ten thousand bachelors in New York city can't afford to tnarryi Five hundred valentines exchanged in Madison, Wis., on Feb. 1 4th. The ladies of Youngstown, OhiO) are taking lessons in pistol practice. The Empress Eugenia lathes in milk ; improves her complexion. It is said that old maids always stop at the Mancion (man-shun) House. An exchango thiuks a domcstio young lady must bo. a " homemade I " A New York paper says tho Amer ican girl costs moro than sho is wotth. Ouo thousand unmarried wotneu arc wanted iu Colorado. Husbands waiting. A lady in Cincinnati has seven husbands living. Her address is tbu city jail. Some ono cal!fl the limo of squces. ing girls' hands tho " palmy " season of life. A young lady is walking from New Lisbon, Ohio, to Pittsburg for 9500 and a husband. NcF.rly two columns of fetnalo names appear in the St. Louis Republi can asking for suffrage. A divorce was granted in Tcrrtl Haute, Ind., in less than a minute from its comuieficcment. Lucy Stone don't attract very much in Couuecticat. Female suffrage isn't very popular there. A courtshirj ot seventeen . years' duration in York, Me., has j list happily terminated in marriage. A jealous hnsband in Cleveland vented his resentment by chopping his wife's pinno to pieces ! It is a wiso remark that is is beau ty's privilege to kill time, and time's privilege to kill beauty. Olive Logan says th? only woman who ever achieved un enviable success as a lecturer was Mrs. Caudlo. " There is but one gocd wife in town," eaid a clergyman in tho course of his sermon, "and every married man thiuks he's got tier." Two Springfield girls, playing leap, year, escorted a couplo ol gents to the rink, offered them every attention, aud finally stole their skates ! " How long did Adam remain in Paradise before he sinued ? " asked an amiable wile of her loving husband. " Till he got a wife," answered the husband, calmly. Thirteen Radicals in the Pennsyl. vania House of Representatives voted in favor of the Constitutional amend, iment to strike the word " whito " out of the State Constitution. The Democratio party, in tho Ian. guage ol a distinguished exponent, Judgo Woodward, of Pennsylvania, " denies tho right of tho House to im peach anybody," and for the reason that is not such a House, nor Buch a Senato as the Constitution requires for the purpose. Tho President has ordered General Grant to order cx-satrap Sickles to re. port to Gen. Hancock for duty as Colo, pel. Sickles has been stumping New Ilampslnro tor tho despotism couspira tors f'jr some time past, whilst at the same time drawing money from the public treasury. To serve him right, he should be cashiered. Thousauds ot Radical office hunt crs are already in Washington, arrang. ing " slates" and laying plans to get fat places uudcr " President" Ben. Wade. These hungry dogs will wado so far into the coffers of tho Treasury that before next fall there will not be a five cent shinplaster remaining of the one hundred and fifty millions of tho gold and greenbacks now there. Forney says, " the people of tho United States owe it to tho Republican party that their cation is respeeted in Europe." How much we aro respected there, is seen in the fact that in London, the sureties of tho United States aro quatel below thoso of Turkey, Chili, Peru, and Morocco. Even Iho Den. mark securities of four per cent, inter est sell higher than tho six per cent, bonds of the United States. Such is our credit in Europe. How was it iu the good old days of Democratio lule ?