Babi/Baha'i history

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Babi/Baha'i history - ricre-riet, Enthusiasm, impossible of by that...
ricre-riet, Enthusiasm, impossible of by that the will the be evi. over and be all he to periodicals. by but da his his the A tka the of the ar for to at an to n in in at to Abd- can- Abd-bl- b able to accomplish the promises of the magnificent magnificent programme which at Bordeaux you have addressed addressed to listening Europe." I give tho reply in e z Unto : I am all the mors paaed whh the wUhes yea address address nae ia lb name of Parts, aa the acclamations that greet me taera are in a continuation ef ta at of -v -v Rietx I have bs the object daring my tour. If France wtshes lite Enrutre, it ts because she thinks that I otto of gov emsnebt beat guarantees her grsBdsur aad bar rut are. As fvr ne. nnoer whatever title it ie given me to serve ber, I will eoneeerate te hr all that 1 have ef atreagtfc -ail -ail that I have of devoteeness." After this came the triumphal arches, seven or eight in all, and about as many other addresses banded in, not spoken. There were floating flags and streamers, and pendant wreatha of artificial flowers, and draperies banging from house fronts ; great store of clap board eagles and symbolic females females of like or lighter material ; numberless inscriptions inscriptions in verse and prose many of the latter taken from the peaceful promises of the Bordeaux Bordeaux speech-but speech-but speech-but vive Napoleon, d Napoleon III., and rtre r ' Emperevr, everywhere predominant predominant in gilt letters. The turn-out turn-out turn-out on the sidewalks and the look-out look-out look-out from the windows, balconies, and roofs commanding the Boulevards, were immense ; choice seats, assuring a good view of the procession, procession, were sold as high as thirty and forty francs. The procession was worth seeing. The peaceful portion of it, composed of deputations from the rural districts, and flora some of the trades of Paris was ill-appointed ill-appointed ill-appointed and made no great show. The magnificence of the spectacle began, when the mounted National Guards, who generally rode very finely, left off with the defile of sixty-two sixty-two sixty-two squadrons of horse, all in their best arrar. These troops, as wall as the troops of the line and the National Guards, who lined either side of the lower Boole varda in their whole extent from the railroad depot to the Tuileries, are doubtless to be looked at as swift witnesses to the truth of the Bordesux prcsramme of a DeacefulEmnira. Napo leon roie singly quite in advance of a brilliant staff ef officers. He had a travel-worn travel-worn travel-worn look, but not oN of anxiety, much less of fear. He returned such cresting as he cot with becominr ditmitv. bowing occasionally to this side and that. The crowd behaved with exemplary propriety. There was a shout, a sort of sinzle-file sinzle-file sinzle-file shout, that accom panied the progress, but it was not caught up in advance, nor prolonged In the rear, by the multitude multitude without number who throntred to reoletion the broad trottoirs of the Boulevard and the open squares of the Bastile, and the Place de la Con corde. It appeared to come, for the most narL from the provincial visitors. I am sure that the ery great majority to me the surprisingly great majority of the Parisians have not yet cried Vive VEmptreur. But as there were some fifty thousand Provinciala came to Paris for the occasion, the shout was respectable. If. however, the heart of this population blase with fetes and political excitement, excitement, did not reveal extraordinary emotions of delight in presence of its master, Napoleon can complain oi no display of discontent. The display made very openly is indeed impossible, in these times, when a man is seized by the police for M daring to wear a silver ficur ie lis for a shirt stud ; but I could not discover to anv extent, that irrepressible French sign of disapproval, a shrug of the shoulders. The neoDle had come out to en joy a fine spectacle in fine sunshine, and seemed to enjoy u as a spectacle. For XIapolbon's im perial purposes, this is just as well as though the popular demonstration in his favor had been mnr ardent. For the rest, whatever waa wanting in J - I the realities of Saturuaj, is more than made up in the tvves of the Government nrints of Snndav The Moiiiteur, Patrie, Pays, and Constitutional are at pen's points in emulous exaggerations. The Moniltur says, " the receptioa. cannot be described, described, that nothing is comparable to Paris on its days of solemn festivity, but this day it has " surpassed surpassed itself;" that no one but an eve-witness eve-witness eve-witness can have an idea of the ICte in which the enthusiasm of the people surpassed the magnificence of the spec- spec- tacie itsen, etc., etc. This inflated style reminds me to mention a characteristic French feature of the day's closing the letting off of two balloons, from beneath which hung fictitious eagles and immense immense coronal wreaths. There is no other news that cannot wait till my Thursday regular letter. BCXCLK. FROM THE LEVANT. Attemyt te Kill the Shah ef Persta-Chelerm Persta-Chelerm Persta-Chelerm let Wereselab Amcricaa Trade with Smrraa-Tnrklsh Smrraa-Tnrklsh Smrraa-Tnrklsh Slave la Austria Rallraada i. se parates. CorrtrponJrnct of the Ifn-Torh Ifn-Torh Ifn-Torh ZWr 7W. 'Coft.TARTiRorLB. Saturdav. Ssot. as. I?s. Letters from Persia dated Aue. 28. soeak of a miraculous escape of the Shah from an attemnt against his life, by four persons belonrine- belonrine- tn the fanatical religious sect of Babis. He was out hunt. ing, and according to etiquette, his attendants re mained at a respecuui distance : suddenly four men held up petitions fer him to receive, and when the Shah stopped his horse to read them, two of 1 am- am- - . tnem seizeu nis horse's bridle, and the other two fired their pistols at him. The Shah waa wound ed, but not mortally. Two of tha men were cut to pieces on the spot by the enraged attendant. The other two, who only lost ' their hands, con fessed that they wished to aveYtge the death of their chief, who had been executed by order of the sovereign. About the same time, the Turkish Ambassador to fersia, on his way to rTeheran, was attacked Dy brigands, who robbed him and his suite of everything they possessed. To obtain the robbers and their plunder, the Shah aent out a whole regi ment from Teheran, and no wonder that they were successful in their enterprise. This Ambassador, Ahmed Effendi. ia a veriLihle nni.jnt . n ' r J njuaiij fluent in speaking the European aa the Oriental languages. The cholera is occasioning the greatest alarm in Persia. The ravages at the last dates were chiefta in the district of Ooromiah, where several American American families reside. According to the returns from the Turkish C.n. torn House in Smyrna, the imDorta there for lfi.-il lfi.-il lfi.-il amounted to $5,200,000, and the exoorts for the same period amounted to $6,700,000. The imports irom America amounted to about of wmcn about one-half one-half one-half was rum. coffee and cotton manufactures. The exnorta to America amounted to about $700,000, and were chiefly dried fruits, opium and wooL Amone the exnorted articles, of which little or none went to America, were mof- mof- aer, (01 which Enaland took near JM .vxrooo worth.) emery, a mine of which haa heen nnnl within five years ; atoms, a species called valonyi ior tanning, and Bilk, m cocoons. 1 he name of the Black Sea is associated ia all minds in the East with the danaerous character of ita navigation in the Winter. Darin e- e- the lat Winter, I am informed by the Secretary of an In surance Company of this city, five hundred persons persons lost their lives there bv marine accidents, and four ships with their crews disappeared, and were never heard of. The premium for insurance is as high or higher for English vessels bound to the Clack sea, man ior ureek or Turkish vessla. The Englishman trusts too much to his skill on the ocean, and ventures too much : and he i a tnn often under the influence of brandy to approach the har- har- uuucaa cuuu wua me prudenca and judgment that the mdre timorous Greek shows. Reirfe he does not invoke the tutelary saints invoked by wwwi emssuimans ana Ureek Christians, nor doea he ornament the ton of the beak of the nmw of the ship with a fleece, aa the native ships do. This custom of nailing a fleece on this upright timber in the bows. I imarine must be a relic of anieratitinn from the days of the fable of the expedition of tho Argonauts under Jason, to obtain the golden fleece. The sight gives a sort of substantiality to the story, like any monument of antiquity to an event of bis. tory. - ' ' . - . , , The Government has just published tha statute of the Order of Glory, established in imitation of the European orders. . There are fiver classes, of which the first class can contain fifty members, and the lowest class six thousand. The members may be choaen from persona in civil, military, or clerical occupations, and from foreigners. The -Order, -Order, with iu decoration, is intended as an hon- hon- ' orary recompense for services rendered the Imperial Imperial Government . . Ever aince the coldness produced between the Austriana and Turks on account of the Hungarian chiefs, the former cordial relations have not been resumed. No full Minister has been accredited by Austria at the Porte, and something is continually continually occurring to keep up the -irritation. -irritation. The standing difficulties are on the borders, and are connectedwith the Sclavonian races there, Austria Austria pretends that the Christians are greatly oppressed oppressed by the landed aristocracy, composed of ' Mussulmans, ana us taiti that the Austnana foment a rebellious spirit, and induce their Christian Christian subjects to. emigrate to Austria. The laat cause of irritation is the following incident : Faxli Pasha was coming from Belgrade in Turkey to Constantinople. He went over to Semlin, which is an Austrian territory, to take passage in an Aua trian steamboat of the Danube. He was followed by a blacksmith soon after, who claimed of tha Austrian authorities that they should obtain for him his sister, ten years old, who he declared was kept as a slave, and forced to be a Mussulman, by thia Pasha- Pasha- The lather and mother, Catholic Sclavonians and subjects of the Porte, had died not long before, and the brother had become her legal guardian. The authorities yielded to his demand. demand. Tha General in command told the Pasha 0 the facta, and asked him if he would give np tha girl. The Pasbe. asked, " And if I should refuse, what would you do then I Then we should . take her from you by force, waa tha uncompromising uncompromising answer. He ot course immediately gave her up, and now the Porte complains that the Aua. trians should make usa of force against a respectable respectable guest, who had trusted himself within her limits, and in reference to Turkish subjects, instead instead of making their complaints to the Porte The Auatriana in justification, plead that they are tha protectors, in virtu of capitulationa with the Porte, of th Catholic aubjects of the Porto, and that if they should not avail themselves of such an occasion to protect a Catholic, they could never expect a better chance ; and further, that slavery being forbidden on Austrian soil, the girl was free from the moment she entered Semlin. The English agents for the two railroads to be constructed, .are very sanguine in their belief that the Government is just on th point of giving each of them charters, one from Constantinople to Belgrade Belgrade opposite Semlin, and th other from Luadeia, the continent of Seleucia, on the Mediterranean, to Betas on the Euphrates. When the road is ' finished, Northern India will b 1,500 miles nearer to England than it now is by the Isthmus of Suez, supposing that the travel should follow down the Euphrates to the Persian Gulf. The old harbor -of -of Seleucia can be made a harbor of forty-seven forty-seven forty-seven acres in extent, by only emptying out the sands that have filled in wiihin th breakwater, which ia twelve hundred feet long, and in perfect preserve. ; tion. The firman which the English obtained in ' 1836 for steam navigation on the Euphrates, will serve them still. The Company offers the Govern. meni a large number of free shares, in exchange ; for the privilege of working the railroadl The projected turnpike roads have failed hitherto hitherto to be made ; the one from Trebizond to Persia , stopped becaus, at th rate of cost ior J.he first mile, it was likely to cost more than a railroad. The one from Broosa, only twenty miles long, has . been atopped halfway, because that the agenta of the Government, who received the funds from th Royal Treasury, employed them temporarily to buy silk aa a speculation, and cannot pay the Workmen. The Governor-General Governor-General Governor-General of Smyrna and district, after having been in office there but a year, was made Governor General of the Turkish islands of th Mediterranean, and now, wiihin the same year, ' he is made Governor of the district ef Breosa. i Such frequent changes may be profitable to Tit A , lil Pasha, but it is difficult to sea how it can be for the interest of either the Sultan or hi subjects. AI4 te the Peep. Te th Editor of ths titw-Tork titw-Tork titw-Tork Daiir Times.- Times.- A " Constant Reader," having noticed the interest interest you manifest in plans for the relief of tne poor, is desirous of calling the attention of the benevolent benevolent to one which in a neighboring city haa proved effectual, and at tha aame time waa attend-' attend-' attend-' ed with moderate expense. It is ' this ; the congregation congregation of any religious denomination and their friends unite in raising funds for the purpose of renting a auitable building for the accommodation of one hnadred men and children duriag the day only, and providing them with wholesome food and fire during the Winter, say from the middle of November to the end of March. The women are employed in making the common descriptions of shirts, under-garments, under-garments, under-garments, &c, both 01 musim and cannel, and other clothing according according to their ability, the materials being cut out for them by ladies interested in the good work, or by persona hired for the purpose. While so employed, employed, their children are taken care of by others, and instructed in the rudiments of an education calculated calculated to qualify them for admission into the public schools. The object is to afford comfortable meals and shelter, during the inclement season, to the families families of industrious laboring men, relieving them of their charge at a time when they are generally out of employment, and when, also, their wives ar cut off from their resources in aome instances, an! wholly in others. A small compensation in money is given daily to the women, in addition to the care and main- main- tenance of their children and themselves, and such plain articles of clothing are made up and given them as they absolutely need, and contributions of second-hand second-hand second-hand articles are likewise received and altered for that purpose. The only charge devolving upon th husband and father ia that of providng or retaining inch rooms' for the accommodation of bis family at night, aa he haa alwaya been in the habit of secur- secur- ' ing for them. By mean of furnaces for heatine the hnfldin. tho expense ia comparatively email, and much aid ' is derived from contributions of fuel and provisions. A he Writer IS not informed whether it ia the practice to purchase materials and dispose of the articles made up, or to take in work for dealers ; either might probably be done with advantage. An undertaking of such evident practical utility would doubtless meet with encouragement from those wSo in ereneral are incredulous relative to the desired appropriation of their contributions, as well as from those whose charitable feelings wouil prompt them to active exertion in promoting its success. Charitable aaanriationa tha itnr JwriW may already exist in New-York. New-York. New-York. Your correspondent, correspondent, however, can refer only to that of the congregation of the Church of the Epiphany ia Philadelphia, which, he believes, haa been satisfactorily satisfactorily carried out. Yours, &c. A v S B J uumvuw as we aiAiAAHUa we LR gl'Ca Capt. Stone, ea board tha iVut-ere. iVut-ere. iVut-ere. the day before tk mnl nf f h at afamr at RlMtlul I . mm h Ham A a- a- A Waaapw Levwfarwnak aVi aaV"f lrtment seeee aneen tivT bott Lawrence preeiaed, and acquitted himself ia a mtf aer which elicited the warmest approHeuoa. A ptmea-Rr ptmea-Rr ptmea-Rr sava his speech ea the oecasioa was jrrcatly aJ u.w .1 wm. ih nuiTvrai aBeiiDg; ei ana 117 mom . cord which exist betweea Great Bntaia aad th L'aned States, were aaaat eloqueat. aa eeihasiaeucaliy received, received, whue his aeble tribute te tae memory ei tr. r cosier waa beta to ox king and impressive.

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  2. 02 Nov 1852, Tue,
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