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RUSSIAN PRISONERS IN STAMBOUL.

A VERY TERRIBLE TURK.

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A VERY TERRIBLE TURK. The Vienna Presse publishes the text of a declaration of war sent about 200 years ago by the Sultan Mohamed IV., to the Emperor Leopold I. It runs as follows :— "By the grace of the God that rules in Heaven, we Mola Mohamed, God on Earth, glorious and almighty Emperor of Babylon and of India, of the East and the West, King of all Earthly and Heavenly Kings, Great King of Holy Arabia and Mauritania, born, fame-crowned King of Jerusalem, Master and Lord of the Tomb of the Crucified God of the Infidels, pledge our most sacred word to thee, Cajsar of Rome, and to thee, King of Poland, as also to all your dependents, to the Incendiary of Rome (the Pope), the cardinals, bishops, and all your many- coloured abettors, that we intend to overspread your little territory with war; and that we shall bring with us 13 kings, with 1,300,000 men, infantry and cavalry, and with this army, of which neither you nor your dependants ever had any idea, we will without favour and without pity trample your little lands and those of your dependents under our horses' hoofs, and give them over to fire and sword. Above all things, we command you to await us in your residence, the City of Vienna, in order that we may cut your head off. And do you, little kinglet of Poland, do the same. We will destroy you and all your dependents with murder, robbery, fire, outrage, and plunder, and cause to disappear from the earth the very last of God s creatures who is only a Giaour. We will allow you and the King of the Poles to live until you shall have been convinced that we have fulfilled what is stated above. And this by way of after-relfection. Given in our majestic chief and residence, City of Stamboul, which has 1,659 streets. 90 hospitals, 1,000 baths, 999 wells, 120 squares, 115 public buildings, 486 inns for foreign guests, 1,652 schools, small and great, 1,600 mills, and 4,122 mosques. This great and "strong city occupies a space of four miles, and is adorned with 560 towers. My ancestors took this city by force from the Infidels, after having first outraged and afterwards massacred all its men, women, and children. We will continue to hold this city as a defiance to you, Giaours. Given in the 25th year cf our age, and in the 7th year of our almighty reign. Mola Mohamed." The Vienna journalist might have added that this ridiculous announcement had an issue quite as ridiculous. Mola laid siege to Vienna, but was driven back from it by John Sobieski, King of Poland, and on re-entering Turkey was thrown into prison by his own subjects.—Globe.

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