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Heaven itself shall exclaim with admiration, that to seem repulsive to her. Unhappy girl! that Love alone can stamp the last impress of beauty such thoughts should crowd thy mind while the upon the soul.

myrtle wreath binds thy brow, and at a time when The bride dressed in simple white-fit emblem thine eye should beam nought but confidence, of her purity-almost seemed, in her transcendant faith and deep devotion in him with whom thy beauty, a being of another world--the world of lot in life will soon be cast. Look not around poets and of enthusiasts, She realized those cre.

the careless throng who have assembled to witness ations of the artist's fancy, which,roaming through thy espousal, for consolation or for sympathy: ideal realms, seeks to create a niodel woich shall posessing no thoughts in common with their own uuite in itself the perfections of all that his eye they know not the unspeakable agony within thy bad ever seen or his thoughts imagined. But beurt. The only countenance which seems to why those downcast eyes, where anxious sadness participate in thy unhappiness, is the one in yonseems to reign ? why that solemu face, that un

der corner, from whence glance eyes whose deep happy look at a time when all should be bright piercing gaze is felt within thy inmost soul. And and happy ? - and though the pensive sbade yet thou durst not seek sweet sympathy there, of melancholy thrown over beauty's face adds for that couutenance evives thoughts and recolmuch to its attractions, yet surely the bridal eve is lections which another's bride should not recall, not the time to indulge in thoughts which give it and which add to the misery of thy heart, rise. She should be happy; she has the chosen

The vow was spoken. The holy man raised one beside her, to whom she is about to pledge his hands in benediction above the heads of the her life-long troth. But it may be thoughts of beautiful pair, and as he invoked the blessing of the important step she is about to take, that has Heaven upon the future life of the wedded ones, dimmed the usual brilliance of those bright eyes; hot tears coursed down the cheeks of the lovely or else the affectionate yearnings of her beart bride. Unhappy tears! Her heart denied the after the home she is on the point of leaving for. promises which her lips had uttered : she had calever, that has diffused the care-worn look over

led upon the God of heaven to bear witness to her laughing face. So perhaps thought those to

the falsity of her vows to cherish and to love, and whom the circumstance gare food for reflection. In the presence of sorrowing angels, whose tears Bu: there was one present upon that occasion, if angels weep-fell thick and fast, had involved who had made that bride a study; who could read

a soul-until then unstained-in the deep dark deep into her very soul; whom long and close crime of moral perjury. Rests Hearen’s blessing observation bad enabled to interpret the lights and upon a union such as this ?

(CONCLUDED NEXT WEEK.) shadows as they fitted across her brow, and to read in her eye-the mirror of the soul-lhe pas.

Interesting Narative sing thoughts which hovered in her mind. It was of the Capture, Adventures, Sufferings &.c., of my friend, and he gave a different interpretation Major Gaines and Borland's party in Mexico. to the tronbled brow, and the anxious face.Gladly had the truth been kuown, would Flora We abridge the account from the New Orleans have withdrawn froin her place as a bride, and Dilla, July 16: taken back her promises to the groom; for she

There arrived yesterday in our city, by the now felt that she had never loved and could never

schooner Home from Tampico, John Swigert,

John Scoti, W Holoman of Capt. Milam's comlove him, and bitterly repented the lasty iinpulse pany of Kentucky Cavalry, P. Tunk, of Capt. which had accepted his addresses. As she stood Pennington's and W. B. Denowitz, of Captain there, about to assume new ties and to cut usun. Heady's company, all of whom belong to the der the associations which bound ber to home and last February near Encarnacion by a large Mex

command of Major Gaines, which was captured to the days of youth, the great solemnity of the ican force under Gen. Minon. step she was taking came in all its deep impor- From Mr. SwIGERT we learned the following tance upon the mind. Well indeed might she be particulars:

Messrs. Gaines and Borland with three comserions, and her countenance thoughtful: she was

panies of Kentucky and Arkansas Cavalry, were upon the eve of that era in woman's life, when

out on a scouting party. It was thonght that leaving behind her the happiness and the known there were small bodies of the enemy's cavalry delights of home, she proces her fire weal to prowling about the country, but no one had the the keeping of a stranger. Imporiant indeed is slightest app: hension that'n large force could be

so near Gen. Wool's camp. such a step, even when taken with vue in whom

Major Guines having joined Borland ai a ruir. our happiness is centred, and who possesses our

cho near Encarnacion, the tiro romirands went fall and trusting confidence; whose affection stim. into quarters for the night, after posting sentinels ulates our hopes, and pours iis braling balın into house in which they were encamped.

some distance in advance and on the top of the

That the wounds cansed by the severing of old and night, the officers, who, lired by a

very lone hallowed associations. But lora scarcely dared mirch, and laid down to sleep, were several pook forward to the future. She knew that she times aroused by the alarms of the sentinel, was leaving true ao Brithful bearts to which she declared ile saw an arinesl Mexican approach

the rancho. But the sentinels on the top. had elung tron chihood. exchanging them for house declared they could see nothing.' uncertain happiness with one who already began Iman who gave the alarm, wes treated as father

own.

nervous and dreaming individual. The officers' cho to the tale of the Cracovienne, and seemed, thereupon retired again to their blankets, but had like the cat with its little victim, to be sporting scarcely lallen asleep, when they were aroused with their captive before they destroyed him by another aların from the sentinel, who declared An officer with an interpreter and white flag that he had again seen an armed Mexican, and was sent to Major Gaines io demand his upcon. had pulled trigger on him, but his gun being wet, ditional surrender. “Never,'' replied the gallant the cap did out explode. Omer alarms were also American. " Then no quarters will be given,”! given by other sentinels picketed some distance remarked the Mexicall. "Very well,"exclaimed from the rancho. The night was now waning | Capt. Clay; " remember the Alamo; before we l'ast. It was very dark and misty. The officers surrender on such terms, more than five hundred bestirred themselves, and aroused the men, pre- 1 of your yellow-bellied scoundreis shall be left to pared to meet an attack, thinking that the enemy, bleach on yonder plains." consisted of a force of four or five hundred, which It was finally agreed that Major Gaines should Major Guines had already been in pursuit of, and have an interview with Gen. Minou. From him which he considered a force about equal to his the Major received very courteous treament, and

was assured that in surrendering himself and Our men were all collected on the top of that his party, they would be treated with all the conrancho, with their guns ready for action, full of sideration of prisoners of war. courage and zeal, and warmly desirous of a hand- Capt. Henrie, whose name is familiar to all some brush with the enemy. The morn broke who have read the stirring history of Texan warslowly. The mist hung heavily around them, fare and adventure, was very anxious for a fight, and although they could hear very pla 'uly the ap- and strongly dissuaded Maj. Gaines from surrenproach of horsemen, they could see nothing. Aldering. He told the mea to count their bullets, last the light began to break through the mist, and if they had one for every two Mexicans, it immediately in their front, and the faint outline was a fair game, and he would go it. He also of a strong body of armed horsemen was percep cautioned them to hit the Mexicans below their tible in the distance. Avd as the mist rolled and beards, that they might frighten off the others by gathered into huge clouds, and gently ascended their groans, and to give them as much misery toward the neighboring heights, it revealed, with as possible. One of the Mexican officers, remost painful distinctness, a whole regiment of cognizing him, cried out in Spanish, “ I shall splendidly equipped Mexican lancers drawn up in have the pleasure of your company to the city of line of ballle, and occupying a commanding po- | Mexico, Capt. Henrie!” “Excuse me, senor I sition within three hundred yards of the rancho generally choose my own company,” replied the occupied by Major Gaines's party:

cool and courtly captain. Undauntedly surveying and counting this strong It was the second day after their capture that force before them, our men prepared for action, Maj. Gaines's high spirited mare showing concrying out, “ On there are only six hundred of siderable restlessness, the Major requested Capt. them—it's a fuir fight and we'll see it out!" But, Henrie, who is a famous rider of the Jack Hays stop! Look on the right as the mists leave that school, to “ mount her and take off the wire edge side of the rancho, there is another regiinent, just of her spirit." The captain did so, and riding up as strong as that in front.

to Capt. Clay, carelessly remarked, “Clay, I " Well," cried a stalwart Kentuckian, who am going to make a burst." The Mexican kept all the while a bright eye on his long rifle, i cominander, ball suspecting his design, placed "this is coming it rather strong: the thing looks additional forces at the head and rear of the col. serious, most decidedly: but I reckon we can lick uin of lancers within which the prisoners were a thousand Greasers, and throw in two hundred placed, and rode himself by the side of Henrie, for good measure. "Can't we?" was the una- 1 wino would pace up and down the line, cracking nimous cry of the party.

jokes with the boys, and firing up the spirit of the But “Oh cracky,' cried the tall sergeant, mare by various ingenious manoeuvres. At last, "here's more of the varmints." And there sure | Henrie, seeing a favorable opportunity, plunged enough on their lest was another regiment about his spurs deep into the sides of ihe noble blood, six hundred strong, whose bright helmets, fiaining i and rushing against and knocking down three or pennons and shows onitorms, loomed out con four of thu musiangs with their lancers, started spicuously in the dark horizon. And there too, oti'in full view of the whole party, at a rate of just a few hundred yards in their reur, was still speed equal to the best time thai Boston or Fashanother regiment. Thus was this small party or ion ever made. After him rushed a dozen well one hundred and twenty Americans entirely sur- mounted lancers, who, firing their escopetas at rounded by a Mexican force of abzut three thon - him, started off in all pursuit. But it was no sand cavalry, the tinest in the country and com- race at all the Kentucky blood was too much manded by one of their best oilice,

for the mustang. The lancers were soon disMajor Gaimes ordered his bugler to blow with ianced, and the last view they got of Henrie, he ail his might the American charge, and directed was flying up a steep mountains, waving his white the men to follow up the blust will three loud handkerchief, and crying out in a voice which cheers. The order was cheerfully and heartily echoed afar off' through the valley, “ Adios, obeyed. The Mexicans, who were advancing senores-adios, senores !upon the raucho, were so awed by the loud vells After inauy narrow escapes from the enemy, and terrific huzzas of our boys, that they halted, and starvation, and after losing his noble mare, and looked at our little band in mute terror an. lleprie arrived safely at our camp, and gave the astonishment that so small a party could make first authentic intelligence oi the capture of Majors such a tremendous noise. “Give them three Gaines' and Borland's parts: times three,'' cried out Cas ius M. Clay, and the Ju the rear of the Mexican aring the prisoners huzzas were prolonged to the full coinplement met Capt. Riley, with his company of deserters until they made the welkin ring for miles around, from the American army. He had already eighty and so frightened the Mexic os that their Geu., or ninety men, who constituted the main artillery to prevent his men from running away, had 10 for the army, and said he was picking up more order his fine brass band to strike up the Polka, every day. . He made a great effort to persuade and to wheel his men into column and put them some of the pris.ners to join him, promising theni on the inarch. In open order and with military as much land and money as they wanted. It is precision the Mexicans marched around the ran- unnecessary to say that the traitor's proposals

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were receised by our gallant volunteers with scorn evergreens, the luscious fruit, the teeming crops,
and contempt. The prisoners were much grati. i the springs of cool water, gushing from the
fied to hear some time afterward, in the Carcel mountain side, the myriads of richly colored and
St. Jago, that Capt. Riley's company was cut all variegited birds, the delightful variety of moun-
to pieces and butiwenty ever returned to the city tains and valleys, rendered the journey of the
of Mexico. This twenty, together with other long-imprisoned Americans one of great interest
American deserters, who had escaped from our and pleasure.
army at Tampico and Vera Cruz, became so dis- They were well treated by the officer who con-
orderly and unruly in their habits that they were ducted thein, and generally by the people of the
ordered out of the city, and on their way, were at. towns through which they passed. There are,
tacked by a large Mexican force and all put to the however, some exceptions to this remark. At
sword.

the large mining town of Rio del Monte, the peo-
On the first of March the prisoners arrived ple assaulted the prisoners with stones, and would
within one miles of the city of Mexico, when the have murdered them, if the English residents had
colonel in command of the guard received orders not interfered and protected them. For this gen-
to retain them at the place where he was until erous and humane conduct of the English the
the revolution, which was then raging in the city, prisoners express their great gratitude and thank-
had abated. But the revolution continuing looger fulness. After a long journey of two hundred
than was expected, the prisoners were marched iniles, the prisoners arrived at ihe town of Hue-
into the city on the night of the 5th of March, and jutla, where they were received very kindly by
were lodged in the secure prison fortress of San Gen, Garay, and were allowed twenty-five cents
Jago, in the suciety of all the principal malefact. a day for their support.
ors and convicts of Mexico, and a more rascally, He there detained the prisoners some weeks
filthy and villainous set were never before congre- but getting restless and impatient, several of
gated.

them escaped out of the town and proceeded Proposals were made by both of the parties to on their way to Tampico. The five who arrived our prisoners to release them if they would fight here in the Home got safely into Tampico. Four on their side. The Mexicans had heard of the others, who escaped before them, were retaken skill of our riflemen, and they believed that it was and carried back to Huejutla. One of the same only necessary for the prisoners to join either party and two others of another party also arrived pariy, to secure its success in the strife then go at Tampico. The five who are now in our city ing on in the city. But our boys preferred looking started from Huejutla in the night, armed with on, like the old woman in the fight between her their jack-knives and one case-knife among the husband and the bear, not caring a copper which five. They had to travel chiefly at night, and whipped.

avoided all towns and ranches. On one occasion, In the midst of the revolution the first news of in altempting to go round a town of some size, the battle of Buena Vista reached the city. There they took a ravine, and suddenly found themwas a great ringing of bells, and much rejoicing selves iu the very center of it. on account of the joyful tidings. Bad news travels They assumed, however, a very easy and indirfast, and the prisoners were soon informed by ferent carriage, and passed by the guard house Mexicans of the total rout and capture of Gen. where there were several soldiers lounging about. Taylor's whole army, the death of Gen. Butler, The soldier on guard cried out who goes there,' and several of our most distinguished officers.--- in Spanish, but the men, carelessly answering Although but little disposed to rely on Mexican amigos, amigos,' kept on their course and got stories there was such an air of probability about safely out of the town. this report that the prisoners were forced to give Near Tampico they come suddedly upon a it some credence, and were overwhelmed with ranche, where were fisteen or twenty Mexicans, grief and mortification by the disastrous result. - all armed with that formidable weapon, the lariat. But soon other stories were circulated, conflicting Seeing that they were noted, the Americans statements were given, all tending to throw doubt walked boldly up to the Mexicans and commencupon the story of Santa Anna's splendid triumph. / ed making signs to them of their friendly inten. At last the hurried despatch of the Mexican gen-1 tions. The Mexicans looked very threateningly, eral was received, and the notes of rejoicing in and seemed to be adjusting their lariats for imthe city subsided perceptibly. A copy of this des-mediate use, but the Americans showed their patch was thrown down, by means of a twine koives, and were permitted to proceed on their string, from the reom where the officers were journey. confined to the main court yard, where the men After many trials and sufferings, the prisoners were, and was eagerly and joyously perused by at last arrived within sight of Tampico. The joy them. It was evident that Gen. Santa Anna which filled their hearts, as they saw the noble had sustained a decided repulse, and the prison. banner of our Union, with its broad stripes and ers could not restraip their exulta ion, but gave it bright stars, waving from the lofty flag staff of relief in three loud cheers, which started the in- Tampico, can be better imagined than described. mates of the prison, and brought the Governor down upon them, in the greatest terror and per. PARASOLS IN THE DRAWING-ROOM.-The inturbation.

troduction of gas-lights into private houses has Although the men suffered considerably from been taken advantage of by the ladies, whe under the want of exercise and bad diet, their health was protest against the glare and dazzling uncomforgenerally good, and but one man died of their tableness of such bright lights, deliberately spread whole number since they were captured. After parasol in an evening soiree, and, (incidental adthey had been in prison three months, the prison- vantage) converse under and behind the same ers were told that they had been exchanged and very agreeably. A pink parasol judiciously held would be sent to Tampico. Their officers, huw- between a lady's face and a gas burner, throws a ever, were not allowed to see them, but they tender, roscate hue over the complexion, and can were told they would join them in a few days. be dexterously maneuvered, of course, to cur

They were then put in charge of a colonel and tail an annoying perspective, or furnish glances twenty lancers, and proceeded on their journey in effective monopoly to the privileged. The toward Tampico. The country through which Arts do not seem to have fallen behind the Scithey passed for four or five days was beautiful, ences in the march of improvement !- Home and highly cultivated. The dark foliage of the Journal.

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Above we present to our readers au exquisite of this great wonder of nature, and reflects much engraving, comprising the four principal views credit upon the artists, as well as upon the spirit of the Great Cataract, drawn from nature by F. of the proprietors of the Cataract House, who SOWERBY and engraved by F. P. BUTLER, a young have caused this beautiful embellishment to be artist recently established here. The engraving prepared for the adornment of their letter-sheets, was executed for Messrs. WHITNEY, JERAULD & bills of fare, cards, etc., thus enabling all who Co., of the celebrated CATARACT House, Niagara visit their house to carry away with them a strikFalls, to whose courtesy we are indebted for its ing and faithful memento of their visit. use, it being a copy.right work. The top view One word for the CATARACT House itself. is a representation of the entire Falls as seen Probably there is no hotel in the country, of more from the river's edge on the Canada side, near the extensive dimensions, better accommodations, or Ferry. The view on the left is the “ American with more gentlemanly and obliging hosts. The Fall" taken from below, near the railway to the house, itself, with its well ventilated corridors and Ferry. The centre view, a most beautiful and elegantly furnished apartments, forms one of the correct one, is taken from the.“ Hog's Back" on objects of alıraction. Its fishi-ponds, cold and Goat Island, looking down the river, showing warm baths, splendid parlors, dining-rooms, and part of the “ Centre Cascade," the “ American its admirable cuisine, all present a most agreeable Falls," "Luna Island,” etc. The view on the aspect to the sojourner there, after a day's ranble right will be readily recognized as taken from among the romantic and sublime. The visitors below “ Table Rock," and shows the spot where the present season have far outnumbered those visiters usually enter to go behind ibe great sheet. of any previous one, and just now the falls are Together the picture presents a complete epitome fully thronged.

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For the Western Literary Messenger,
The Butterfly.

Do not yet depart: .
Dead times revive in ihee.-WORD-WORTH.
Gay sporter in the summer air,

In careless circles fitting,
Of dancing Childhood, free from care,

An einblein how befitting!
I gaze on thee with rapt delight,

For back in fancy carried,
While links of broken years unite,

My heart to joy is married.
The friends that formed the merry ring

In Youth's delightful measures,
To Memory's hand in fondness eling,

Like troops of laughing Pleasures.
The radiant scenes of early years,

The glorious, the enchanted,
Arire to view, mld gushing tears.

With rainbow hues still haunted.

The farm contained one hundred acres, which was divided as nearly as possible into eight tields of 12 1.2 acres; each of which was carried through an eight years rotation.

Commencing with a fallow field, he

1st year. Manured and limed ; ploughed three rimes, in May, June and August; barrowed and seeded one bushel and three pecks per acre of wheat, which was ploughed under.

2d. Clover seed sown on wheat in the spring, six quarts to the acre, which was pastured after harvest.

3d. Pastured clover in the spring, one bushel per acre : cut in June, and ploughed under second crop, and seeded again with wheal.

4th. Wheat--same as No.2.

51h. Pastured early in the season, ploughed under second crop in August, and sowed wheat.

6th. Wheat again, and rye sowed on stubble. 7th. Sowed clover seed in the spring on rye.

8th. Ploughed under the clover sod and planted corn ; and next season recommenced.

It will be observed that there was every year three fields in wheat, one with rye, one with corn, two with clover, and one fallow. The produce had one season reached as high as 1,400 bushels of wheat, 600 bushels of coro, apd 400 bushels of rye.- Hon. Morris Longstreth's Ad. dress.

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And lost awhile lo manly toile.

The Present's high beseeming,
My spirit, pleased with Memory's spoils,

Is mid them gweetly dreaming.

Olinger long, thou sporter gay,

Salt for Hay.--Salt is good to preserve hay, To nurse the golden vision ;

(says the Boston Cultivator,) but, if farmers are Por, tarrying here, thou lead'st the way not cautions, they will use too much for this purStill on through fields Elysian.

pose for the health of their animals. We have

several times shown that animals have been in. But thou art gone! and ah, like thee

jured, and that they have died, in consequence of The blissful dream has vanished ;

using hay that was salted freely in order to keep The cherished friends of infancy,

it. Some use a half bushel, and others a bushel Like exiled ones, are banished.

to the ton ; but a peck is too much, as no animal Like them and the, I soon depart,

having constantly a full supply of salt by free ac

cess to it, would eat a peck of salt while consu. Thougb where? to what dominions ?

ming a ton of hay. Four quarts to the ton in as O grant me, God! a sinless heart,

much as animals will generally eat consuming a And guide and nerve my pinions.

ton of hay. Coarse hay and bushes may be salied J. CLEMENT.

at the rate of a peck to the ton, if catile are fed

on it occasionally, and in the intervals fed on Rural Department.

hay not salied.

MASTER AND Max.-What an important rela. Rotation of Crops.

tion is that of master and man! How it pervades

the world ; ascending from the lowest gradation There is living in Northampton county, Penn. of planter and slave, through the states of master sylvania, on the banks of the Lehigli, a very and servant, landlord and laborer, manufacturer aged man, whose success in falling upon a sys- and artisan, till it comes to the higher degrees of len of rotation, by which he could obtain the rule which one cultivated man has to exercise greatest possible yield of wheat, in a given term over another, in the performance of the greatest of years, has caused it to be generally adopted functions. See, throughout, what difficulties and in that fertile region. It is called Sheimer's sys. temptations encumber this relation. How boundtem, after the discoverer, Jacob Sheimer, whom less is the field of thought which it opens to us! I had the curiosity to visit at his most substantiall how infinite the duties which it contains ! how homestead some years ago, and from whom I ob- complete an exercise it is for the whole faculties tained the following account:

of man! Observe what wretchedness is caused When a young man, with a large family of by a misunderstanding of this relation in domestic childrea growing around him, and dependeni on matters. See the selfish carelessness of those him for support, he plainly perceived that under around them of men not ill-intentioned, nor unrude practice then existing, he would not be able kind, perhaps, in their dealing with the world in to maintain them. He had thought over his diffi- general, but lamentably unfit for the management culties while following bis plough, and at length of a house. Then observe the effects of similar be determined upon his plan, which followed up mismanagement in dealing with a country: without faltering, has conducted him in the de. Look at the listless loiterers about a town ; you cline of life to ease and affluence.

would naturally say to yourself, “Surely this When I saw him he had resigned the active people have done all that there can be for them dulies of his farm to his son, who was following to do." You walk out of the town, and find the in his foolsteps : afier having himself practised adjacent fields as listlesslooking and neglected as his system of rotation for thirty.five years, with the men themselves. Think what a want there a constant improvement in the quality of his land, must be o! masters of labor, that those hands and which indeed had the unmistakable stamp of fer- these weeds are not brought into closer contact cility upon it.

The Claim of Labor.

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