A Barbarian plot to massacre Christians.
--A letter from Tunis
,) dated September 20th, contains the following item of news: ‘"There was a deep laid plot, extending over the whole Regency, to massacre the Christians and Jews, a la Damascus
, Hasbega, etc. It was set on foot by a Chereef,
(descendant of the Prophet,) who landed somewhere on the coast with a party of followers.
He was one of the ringleaders at Damascus
, and when that place became too hot for him, transferred his attentions to Tunis
gave orders that dead or alive he must have that Chereef.
--He was taken, conveyed to Bardo
, (the Bey
's palace,) and like the banners, hung on the outer walls.
Various interesting episodes occurred — among others that of a Dervish parading about town in a cool undress, with marks on his knees, and crying that he intended to wade in Christian blood up to those marks.
He was put in jail.
went to Algiers
to meet the Emperor
, and Monsieur Roche
, the French Consul General
, went with him. He was conveyed in a French steam frigate.
sent a line-of-battle ships to take care of Tunis
during his absence." ’