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THE CIALD'S APPEAL.
UT MARY 110 WITT
Beautiful, the Ildren's fates !-
Spite of all that mars and sears;
To my inmost soul appealing, .
Calling forth lore's tenderest -feellng ;
Steeping all My soul with tears.
The children are_then supposed to Tay
We shall be what you will make us— :
Make us wise. and make us good:
Make us strong for time of trial :
Teach us temperance, self-denial;
Patience, kindness, fortitude.
Look into our - childish faces ;
See you not our willing hearts ?'
Only love us--only lead us—
Only let us knosi you, need us,
Anl we 5 ) .1 . 1 will do our parts.
We are thousand s—many thousands!
Every day our ranks increase;
Let us march bepeath your banner,
We, the legion of true honor,
Com Vatting for love and peace.
Train ns ! try us!! days slide onward !
Thcy can near be ours again :
Save us ! save us! from our uncioiug !
Save, frum_ignorance and ruin !
Make us worthy to be men !
Send us to our watchful mothers.,
Arrgel stampt'in heart and bikiwi
We may be our , father's teachers
We may be the -tnie:htiest preachers,
In the day that dawneth now
such the children's mute appealing,
All my inmostoord was stirred:
And my heart was bowed with sadness,
When a cry, likesummer's rLa
Said "The cnitaretra prayer ereard."
BT A. T. YIELD!.
Oh who 'ran tell, that never sailed • ,
Among the glassy seas,
How fresh'ana,rwelcome breaks the morn
That usheriegin a breeze !
Fair" wind ! Pair wind! slow, aloft,
All bands dOight to cry
As loapin,g through the parted waves
The good ship makes reply.
While fore andiaft, all staunch and
She spreads Iher canvass wide,
The ptain Walks his throne, the deck,
vim more than monarch's pride.
For well he knows the sea-bird's wines,
So sift and,tAure to-day,
Will waft him biany a league ere night
In triumph on his way.
Then welcomed to the rushing blast,
That stirs tie waters now—
le heralds of the deep
• Make musict.roand her prow !
G-ood sea rootd-in the roaring gale—
Let stormy trumpets blow—
But chain_ ten thousand fathoms down
The sluggish calm below. ,
From gcou • Weekty rapes.
•A Tale of the Plesican War.
t. R. 1110451 NE
41.1 APT EL I.
Several years ago in the great,valley of
Chester county in this State, there was an old
time worn boarding school for young ladies
and gentlemen. -dt was conducted - by three!
lathes and three gentlemen eminently /sic- 1.
finished for their piety, varied cludi t tion andl
their capabiftties as teachers. Tbe school Was
situated in the vicinity of Gallagherville, about
thirty two or thirty three tuilemfrom Philadel- 1
phis. Its inmates werei some twenty young
'blies, soli the sate number of young gentle
men, front verioui parts " PennlYlvania - and
the other - Styes:together with some few froml
more remote and foreign climes. In this!
school all the various hranches of modern edv_
cation were taught, and quite as various as the
branches were thf tastes and dispositions of
the modepis. Among the girls some were old
fashioned - and piiitanieal, whilst others .were'
I warm hearted and enthusiastic. Among ' the
hoYois great, it a greater, variety of dis
positions were to be found. Some of • theta
knew mere about emit. flax and Whea---ahOut
the prodeets of the fields in general than they
did of fitemture,neience and art : whilst 'A
' az were pettantio and were more fainiliarly as
quaietat with this eliseie writings of Horace;,,
Romer. and Vl* , than with more available
koPlded,ge. The remainder (to matte use
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had la rag hanging on every bush"--that is to'
say they knew little of .every thing. Among
• the fairmitof tbiladies was Rosalie du Fran.'
Now I wili:not tell *ou; .as a novelist
would, that she bad beautiful sowing ring-
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qets=blitek as the raven's wing hanging o'er is his reward of merit- s scar that the voter- rsr,, for ' General Taylor never surrenders.'
-her well rounded shoulders : in luxuriant profn- an! of a score of fields might well be proud . Mist he wail thus musing With himself, he
siea or that she bad eyes b l right as the liquid ; A short time afterthe last battle was- ever, ' ined that he ,saw a female gently descends
aters,ifiriiig every one withlloye, and admire-. Harry was walking along the borders /of the i owards the shore a sloping hill on the op
tion•upon whom they shed their rays, or that' rlVer *hundred yards or two from the camp, p e side of the stream. To , convince him
she hid cheeks ; like the ripened peach ; neitb-• when bli
'e Was saluted very politely,in tolerable however , he took from a 'tilde pocket, a
ler will say AO she wait tall, queenly and ma- English by a Mexican prisoner a 1 glass and after throwing himself ppon
if , sai d
Ogle and thather every movement was one of ."Senor, " i the prisoner; 'may I take the t grass in an easy posture,,he, commenced o
' pwrfeet gee end finished grace. Ah I no, that' libertief asking your name 1" g . After-looking for some lime, and draw
would be - saying too much. Every nation ' "Minamel' answered Harry , partly repea- i a long breath, he said 'all Iby Jove, ,rm
Nuts of sad _him its beauties. But the whole . ting chi question— no." , ,r tit A fem4le young and beautiful, ay, be
worldicannot produce one being whose beauty Ile tio wiener rePlied to the soldier than be y description. 'Look' he said, growing'
is without a blur—one creature who is perfect. resumed hiawalk whistling as he wont.-snatch- a rode ate he !contemplated and ',imagining
Ah I no. 'You must be contented, then, my es of l'opulier airs. But ho was not to go a- t some one was listening to liim—' Look at
reader, with a plainer, but more truthful des-, way u nielested, .for his interrogator again tform—at these waving : curls—that intel
cription. Rosalie du Francis was rather ' a- vialkebip and addressed him, saying ,- over - l e al
al forehead, white as Paria's marble—
hove the medium height, and slender. She, look Ay boldness, Senor. I wish toknow your t e eyes of ethereal brightness—those dim
had dark hair and eyes, and -what is rather natne for a particular - reason.' _ p >cheeks—that note—thosepouting lips of_
strange for one of her nation, she had a light .' 'Well you can't know it,' said Harry grow- hue --thoite ivory teeth.: Ab Iye Gods
complexion. She bad pretty lips and chee, •,' log rather angry at what he took to be the fel- sl ebarming,she'sa. lovely, lovely creature .
simian bands, slender anclesend tiny feet.. ow low's nnpudence. Ait there she walks carelessly along, uncon
you hive seen - her, yes I your eyes have scan- 'Pat,lon, Senor, but I think Ido know it,' at se 'es 'alike of her scanty and Of my rapturous
ned the prominent features of Roadie. But, the same time taking something 'out of his side' a titration. Why, what. can this mean I--
bow vainly different is physical,liyom mentall pocket:tend looking- at it.' are you not Lieut. 1 S 's F/01, upon 'my soul.'
beauty. How soon the one wrinkles up into Harry4l3. of Pennsylvania ?' ythis time the lady on ,the opposite side
insignificance when compareddo the other.— By!,, the powers' said Harry stopping and re- advanced leisurely to a towering old tree.
Rosalie was finished in nearly all the modern gardiag the soldier! with a searching glance, (roping down he took out something from a
accomplishments—she played the Piano Forte, from his keen black eye, 'you have my name.' 1 tle basket --it was a glass stimewhat similar
the Harp, and excelled on her own national in- "'I kdew it, Senor,' said the soldier, 'when. I ti Harry's. She adjusted it to her eye and
atrument—the Gaiter. She could paint, draw, first saluted you, notwithstanding that the up- quimenced scanning his side of the-shore.—
dance and could also speak the French and I- i per part of your head was hidden by that ban- bit he imagined (his vanity Was great) that
- tallier laeguages ; to be brief, she had received I dage.' I Taking s seat beside him, Harry : tile ets looking at himself: 'Hence the ex
nearly all the strokes of modernealture. But! threw the soldier a piece of money, saying, 'no' !lasi n, ' she's cool upon my soul.' He threw
independent of all her attainments, she had in- more Of this. Come, my good fellow, tell me t aide his glass and after looking for a while she
deed 'a mind rich in its own resources' If you from vrlience you derived your knowledge of dd the same. He again •,picited up his, and
doubt me when I say she was so highly ac- my matte, and of my person.' paceal it to his eye—one more glance satisfied
I complished, just walk up that long well shaded 'Take back your money,' replied the 'Nexi- I Inn, that he was unobserved: For she was
lane ; don't stop to think poetically when you ;can. IT derived my knowledge of your name i tow do.sated in the shade industriously engaged
see on either side, flowers fair „and fragrant— . l from this, (handing Harry a small piece -of. it plying the needle to and.fro r ' He endeavor
another glance at
arm through the railings on the eastern side to persoikfrom this, (handinghint a small minis-' her fame, at length he succeeded—as she rail-'
Ipluck the inviting straaberies that grow-there; ture case) do you think it would lead me as-; ed up - tier eyes apparently in thought, he stole
—dont throw sticks up at 'the cherries that 1 , tray ?",- c soother fair, full look. That:look was all suf
I grow on the trees -all along the lane—dent -;, Seep as he had glanced at' them lie appeared , ficieut. He threw aside his , glass exclaiming
1 touch an apple L-dontiviolate any of the com-i
almost:' overcome . The blood rushed to his —' , iv is her ! it, is her ! ! I can't be mistaken,
mandments of the school—but walk on. Yes! face and temples—he could scarcely find l it, is Rosalie ! Rosalie'.' he said raising him
Ithat's the door . Knock and then walk into !words. to utter: At length partly recovering, ; self up to his fell height, . but she neither saw
the class room. Go and ask that elderly look- hesaid, 'my name correctly written—my like- I nor heard him. He would have given worlds
ling dame, and my word for it, she'll tell you ness correctly painted, even to this mole on my; to be at her side, to speak to her. But how
that Rosalie, the' one-of the gayest, is one of. eight cheek.' Who in the name. of God, my 'was was he to gratify his wish 't ' Now,' said he,
the most talented and finished ladies -attached I man, did you get these from ?' I.' if I can swim across the river, I can see her.'
to the school. Well, you asked the . question 1 'From Msalie du Francis,' said the soldier. II can do that; assuredly. Well, then I can
—then my word has been confirmed, of course. 'Fiehn Rosalie . du Francia ? Where?" ask- 'swiai over, have an interview) with her, and re- , - ;
She told yon that Rosalie had left the academy ied Hit -ry eagerly. 'cross easily again without occupying much'
and started for home. Well.that's to be ;re- *Be y ond the river,' replied his informant. I time, I'm sine." After pausing for a minute
gretted•very much indeed. ; What say you for •When ?' .for two, he would again cemalence, addressing
,a stroll ? "You'll accompany me." Well 'Yekterday.' .1 himself thus—', Yes you might swim over and
that's right, so just take my arm and we'll 'Thin,' said Harry, 'pray tell me when and have an interview with her, Harry— that's rea-
take a walk in the neighborhood of the old, wbereil may see her.' • - sociable enough, but I'm devilish sure that if'
schoolhouse. The sun is setting in the west,l Thiet question I cannot answer, said the sot= the Malicans caught you, you'd not recrosa
behind: those toweringold bills--tis floodine 1 dicr. I easily es •, - - a y ; Then„kumitg
.„ a_ different tone
..a a aa ccer UM O . & WILD AB waves
golden :Y on , mast,' a ns w e red Harry . s ,_ I he, nre mto talk thus ;if they were to catch
light..! How eaticing—how charan2 f
sceee. Watch the old monarch of de's% there soidietthati I would not.' me, -e I net a sword and can I not wield it,
he goes, afar off, away, he is gone. Nothing 'Thhn, that is sufficient' said Harry, 'but it if n; sitated ? - Is the niedd not worth the
now remains of him, but the remnantof his ca- is pahlfal for me to be situated thus.' risl 1 j Did faint heart ever win fair lady yet?,
ding brightness. And now that . old Sol is du 4. as Harry had finished what he was!—., .
; Steal a march on her. , Now, or never.'
gone, you can almost see the sombrous, the ha- sayin4 to 'the soldier the tap of the drum, an-1 ' , saying,' he plunged into the stream,
zy veil of evening dropping down lightly upon flouncing the roll call, was heard, and at the I brting the, waves with skill and strength, as
the valley—banishing the traces of retiring' same time a Sergeant made his appearance ; did ] yron when he crossed: the Hellespont,
day. Alt I there is the moon. See how she,' beekoUiiig, the soldier to follow him. 1 (front Lestos to Abydos. The river not being
creeps along - the horizon—majestically and' Heaffid so, but, just as he went be signified I very broad, and ho being expert at, the squat
i slowly spreading over eve ty object a light man- ,to Hairy by a glance, that he would see bite is ereercise, the opposite shore was soon gain
de ofailvery hue. Who if he enjoyed such a l agaiu., . But, a man in the army of Uncle Sam ed. He stole noiselessly and unobserved` s
temma as this would wonder at that venerable -no wetter how he may get there, is very• far long 'until he reached the spot where Rosalie'
professor of Belles Lettres--Dr. Blair, because ifrom being his own master, particularly as re- was sitting, when, after repeating 'her name ' I
be said that every man was born a poet. I'm •! gardsithe keeping of appointments. This now once or twice, be grasped her in his arms and
sure Ido not, for I feel adittle poetical myself was strikingly illustrated in the case of the poor kissed- her passionately. ; I
just now. Songsters may sing about "moon-IMtfy exidan. In a conversation with one of our Strivingio disengage herself from him, she
light on the wave," but I. fancy there is not infan men; he said, as long as the war lasted cried, - , 1 -,
very much delight experienced when one's sal and whilst the banners of 'Mexico waved, he'd ' Another time, Harry ;_ bet now. in God'il
[ near eternity.. No : no. I prefer "moonlight ' fight tinder-them. Ile was overheard, nnfortu- name, fly! fly I You are surrounded by ene- '
l in the valley." Let us now retrace our foot- nate fellow, by a prying Corporal, and the re- mien. if you value liberty 'andlife, fly 1 fly !'
steps—we've wandered a considerable distance. „auk Was, be was sent to Point Isabel there to No sooner were the words-of alarm uttered,
'Tis teatime, I know that I shall ,have a :feel *self actually a prisoner of war. thab, starting from the adjoining ehapparel,
keen appetite for my meal, for walking and ~. half a dozen Mexican.officers iusbed for Ward
this country air together lend a voracity to 1. with drawn swords and seized him. Rosalie
one's timings. Good bye. ) cried aloud, but she was bore° away by the
ruffianly horde, Harty attempted to draw his
trusty sword, but alas ! 'twas too late. He
was disarmed, ;after reeking „all the resistance
i in his power,: blindfolded, bound, and carried
away—dc knew not whither., .He was placed
in a inule wagon, one of a very large number
composing a heavy baggage' train. And thus
he was carried along for miles. After jour
neying seyeral days, the train halted. Harry
asked one of his guards what they had halted
for, and where - they were? 'He was answered
that they were now at the end of their journey;
that they were noW before the city. He ask
ed what city ; . but they refused to tell him.—
They were beflare atity,—the gates were open
ed, He wit removed fro nti the wagon and
walked through several of the principal streets,
from the paretnents of which and the windows,
of the houses he wis greeted, with biases and
groans. Thelpeople appeared to be delighted,
overjoyed, freetic, because six of their 'mag
ninitnous heroes' (armed to the teeth.) had
captured 'a liVe Yankee,'—not on 'the field of
war, but—under the shade-Of a tree, making
love to a dark ..eyed maid. Those bleated With
hats threw them up into-the Or, while the mass
joined and bellewed forth•itt exultation in the
mdst incomprehensible and . to me, inexpressi
ble Spanish. ; That triumph was ' glory e
nough for one ; day' 1
Poor Harry was thrown i to prison, to med
itate on his eituatien-and o ption . Banners
were waved, the diums soo n ed, and the tram- -
pets flourished just as the ' n set,—and thus
1 ' 7 4 a brilliant period pat;to this ever memora•
ble page in the dasis li ng hi c ry of the brave
army of the' inoniparable Montesumas. In
prison he vrasitreated burs --shamefully.- 1
The bommoncbt; ] the rOug est and coarsest]
kind-Of food was brought te,-, him very irregu-1
bully,' and the Imajor portion , l of the visiters to
the prison would look into the cell and salute
hi. with jeeris and; laughter The conduct of;
nbtersolOoire wet, waimo ' insulting sad .41f
flistre to •hint, that' that sp , a concete4 , fq-,1
ptili traggatq'one Anteitio - , nthastio Allselfe,
altsxiesti optaiu of - - ' tip This fe ll ow
iiktvir - failed4o visit Harry' ' ;cell daily,-always
iiiingitigit goodly numbet .4' his Mahal with
14i. He wont& tell thtm tolookintoiluitrin-,
dow of the cell, saying ht flits same time,: ]
I' Di you sio - thst, oontooptible, pooii-misor-
CHAPTER 111. • ,
i A inn cannot always find his friend in the
army; for it is too often their fates to be wide-
CHAPTER 11. Ily separated. No, an army is a miniature
Harry B. was a fellow pupil in the academy . world and one is very liable at times to wake up
with Rosalie before she left it. He continued !"tbe ivrong passenger" when making searches
there a considerable, time after. ', They. had ithrouit it. It was some days after the inter
been very intimate. At the parting Rosalie's I view between the Mexican prisoner and liar
eyes dropped some tears,—what naughty "tell ry thit the latter ascertained his fate, and much
tales they are." Harry could not speak with !did he regret it, for, unlike most of his misera
as much flueney'as usual, but be_ !kissed her, Me- a s buntrymen the unfortunate fellow was,
give her his miniature and whispel-ed some- i seemingly, truly honest and truly brave. Tru
thing in I ear.' She said somethibg in his .ly hohest because ho refused for any consider
too—b that shall be a secret. His charac- !atioato break his word, and truly brave be
ter was somewhat similar to hers; he was a cans‘ all those who -witnessed his fighting on
wild, romping fellow, gifted with excellent qua.; !the sanguinary fields of Palo Alto & Resaca de
Ries both of heart and mind. lie was loved - ,la P4ma agree in saying be was brave, almost
by all who knew him. When his father deem- ,to deberation. Harry thought to open a corn
ed bite Imffniently advanced, he took him away munieation at Point Isabel with him, but after
from the academy and sent him to a collegiate ta little •consideration be gave up the idea be
institution - 4n another section' of the State.— cause; be knew not the man's name and could
Here he soon rose to distinction. He was wont, not 4scribe him, for there were already a
to go with rapidity and precision through his
, larg<number of prisoners there, and because
lessons and when his tasks were o'er he was is fall die whiskered and moustachioned "'soldiery
*ill and sportive as the chamois on his owa tof *aim bear such a near resemblance to one
native mountains. Whether fortune smiled or, anotlier. The information givenyto hie; by the
:frowned he always—like Byron-.--had "a heart Iscildip, kept Harry's mind constantly musing.
for every fate. ' IHe wondered by what strange fnatk of fortune
About th years after Harry entered 'col: Rosalie could be thrown intleMexico. He
'lege and ab t six Itiontbs before the - eipira, , ikriewi that at the time they 'were schooltriaten,
don of' his ' a te term, the God of war rose 'her fdther was a merchant in Madrid. But ' ,
from, his long slumber and beckoned the brave bow "tosalie could be then actually in Mexico
youths'of America to the field. The clarion he could not conceive. He determined to un
aus sounded: - The President's Proclamation ravelithc mystery—to see her.
at the Capitol, 'innounned that the nation was Ti se rolled away, and Harry's wound began
at war I Soon the announcement spr4ad like to hOil rapidly—so rapidly, indeed, that in the
wild-fire in the inuirie :',O reached from one ex= con" of a week or ten days after his interview
tressity of the laud to 1 the other. *sr was with the soldier, he was enabled ‘ to have the
thundered forth andv
war as echoed - back.-4 banittge removed from his 'bead.
The logy art was war; 1 A generation bast. - One morning—aieventftil one to him—af
frown up wee the bloody banner .watunfurlid ter tikiug an annalist long l , walk beside the
sn 1812, /The eountry 4 wss in , a btu. I !— T . rivets growing, tired he seated himself in the I
}Umtata aside the tools of scholarship, gave sha4 of a cluster of small trees. He sat there
b 9 lain buttoned on the. plain i uniform contimplating the town on 'the oppdilto side of
.of thsrepablican soldier and marebeclorith the the river, knowing that it W,as filled with a hoe
army to , the: -"tented field," to Corm' Christi, tile foe, and , knowing that the Rio
end fro tie -to the ;Rio Grail In the Was 'the only line , of demarcation betweenthe
glorious fights ''of Palo Alto, Restos h laPalr 4fe4ed boat s of Ampudia and the little—)mt,
as, try was foremoetuf the forennist ; leir• tii*phant army -of old ',Rough and B•enikt.' '
I alai chaise hand.of valiant spbi "tie On Ilis:.Fnew that a contest would ugain,, shnitly
eary.s'iemites of the stubborn foe, • Uri - 1 0 tilinidurfie Vondered. w§ern . thf laurel
those :two eietestalfas* established ot...._bito. r irt.oo. ,:w 10 fin 'llimouldahy to himiself if
se y i n./E A* auirasstss, for heroic jtriontl t ~t*. c .,rt!i qt-thil .pe . rfieveCing man,
A deep 'nem litseeiitheispper part of hie - bra 'mast every obshtels, then- we els have the )
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MONTROSE PAM, THURSD
a bl e Yankee ? I opted him first. Halried
to draw Ida sword caught him,i-4took
him printer. Now;he seas what roan do.—
Say now, you Van*, dOn't you see *bat
Captain Antonio NufbastiO AIWA& eon do ?
4.11 I you wont auswer--but I van you *tow.'
CIiAPTIR , IV. . •
Not more than to or fifteen daps, perhaps,
elapsed after Harr" vras cast' intp -that loath
some, cold, damp priSon, before eightientmote
prisoners were brought there and throwp into
the same, call to ke4 lam company.
It appeared, limn what ther'tslll-him, that
our army had successfully bombarded Hata
mores. After the ' reflection otthe chi', and
the pitching of the, eatripin its:lticinity, it was
discovered that mules, clothing; prevision* and
a variety of other articles, were cons t tantly .
missed,. An extra: watch' was regularlyikept,
the sentinels were punished with riger if Caught ,
sleeping at their posts, .or in Any other way.
neglecting their duty ; in, fact every mtasare i
was adopted that was calqulate& to detVt the 1
thieves. , But all the measures appeas4 fu
tile—every effort vain ; for milks, clothing,-
tirovisions, and other, things were contlettally
,missing. At last; a young Lieutenant told
the commanding .officer tbatittitenty-fiti good.
men were given to him, - be would strut, them
well and scour the ehapparel that verir, night,
in search of the depredators. The commander
heard the propositinn in silence, and after a
feW moments' deliberation. he told the Lieu
tenant that he might start thafUiglit, as soon
after dark as he pleased.: He alao told him to
come to, head quarters one hour precisely be-
fore starting, in
~ order that he might receive
The officer reported himself 'at head rat
ters.at the proper time, received therehis'in
structions, and selected his men—the and
some few others composing , the patiber.-:
They started from ;camp, well mounted, at ten
' o'clock. `They marched slowly together until
they reached the wood; they then hilted.—
The officer in coMman&ttieh selected ten men 1
out of the number to accompany him. '1 Re in
a non-cnminissioned: officer 'to take
command of the reinainder„ and to take a Cir
cuitous route and join him, if 'unsucce'ssful, - at'
the plape of separation. If inceeSsfil, they.
lwere to sound a, report, as a signal forltheni to
join him:. They sepalated. Sonic twOr three
hours, probably more, were consumed - by the
subordinate officer, Sergeant Melt., iii search
ing the wood over and over again, bnl, vainly
—they failed in meeting a solitary iniman be-.
fog. They were just 1m the : point of return
ing, when they heard a hunting whistle sound
sti_t_ll,eluljp.tenes, eagerly—it sounded a sec
. arL , ...s ... a:u dal 14 T o gag.
take ; it was the Lieutenant's sigria "tor as
sistance, and of they dalloned at full imsad,li.•
1 the direction from whence the'pound apparent
ly issued. Onward, and further onwurd they
drove, until at length fearing that thiy might'
have Mistaken the proper directien. they halt
ed. They had 4carcelt paused an instant, when
they heard in rapid auecessien the report o -
one pistol after another. After examining th
caps on their death-dealing revolvers, the I
dashed off again with redoubled speed. They
had not gone far, however, before the} furious,
the bleed) , conflict was approached There
was the brave and heroic young Lieutenant, in
the midst of his dead, andd,ving coihrades—
with only five or six men left=battling like.a;
Bother, Hector with anOther Achilleii.. They
dashed to his assistance; but arrived.too late.
1 His giant antagonist had sent a bullet &ough
his heart—he fell! .Terrified by the arrival,
of the scout's reinforcement, striallfrU . ; it was,
the' coiiardly perrillaa fled. sounding an alarm'
horn as they flew before the impetuona i assault!
-fif the gallant sergeant and hie command.
I Then was displayed , Undaunted " bravery
Without- juil,,ffinent. The Sergeant :did not
dream that there - i - rasi kprobability of succor
coming to the enemy ;so Soon: There be will
mistaken. When they had retreatedsomo die-
tance before him and :his trusty follovierit-thik
turned round suddenly, and Made a!stand.—
Before a blow was given, the brave but hasty
' Sergeant was surrounded. Ile saw; the im-
pending danger, and endeavored to avert it by
a bold blow, bat it was too, late ; thOtigh the I
effort was well made. The result with the loss
of two men. The enemy swarmed around him ;
—by the light Lof the 'moon,' 4bieliw4just ri
sing, they could be, seen ppering out from the
hills and every place: of secrecy. The Ser
geant was disarmed Sa bound, with the remain
-der of his men, and conveyed in the the man
ner as• Ilarry,to the city,—to the sante prison,
' and happily Into the same eilL ' ,
After remaining in that small, vile, abomitia - !'
ble, and unhealthy cell soine,few' `dayslivlth the
now comers, after the r arrival„ Harry
up on the floor one Jay elude, addressed td
himself—evidently in the h andariitieg nf a man: ,
It was thrown into the cell by a.nui*invas
one of first ,' and apparently one OP rn
' curious, among the greitit_ ' ninaher of visitors
' who rushed immediately to , tbib:piisoti to get
glimpse At eachcif th, , new prisoner 4 11%a
a strange passion is_trierbid curiosity (.). kome-1
times 'tis an admirable cloak, though.!Bari
tore off the seal, opened . the fore: an perused
its contents attentively --his ere sparkled as
be read, Buthero is a t ru e co py ; — ' s
Frusta): -3 ' • q 1 • 1
Trani, in me.. Escape. Yon can - dii so— the
back Windei of your cell can be' emit forced.
Your companions and yoU-014 Aim t your
selves down into the Street. Ir you 4*. nto the
right after you get o; the passMentOta milk
II 'short distance:the Ist lonia ''..you *ill econe
to is the armor - and m ne ; lon tr,fin' the
1Y s r '
'door unlocked if you're t ire' to4wiariiiir tight
at trielii o'cihAt, and yang! ,Ili ntrandanSe
of the best Sat and r .' amittnitjOS: Nike the
effort, ' Sot - !, If oi lo nut, 'yiiii - will all
be Ivinovia t i diy . '* •to=itiOrtit;,„torit , iil
Wrporitittlait Yotir ' O 4 *UV iitarek_ on tltisl
city diart),y, I'm f that ':Muni TEM
f ig, i . . ' ..,,' —I, ,- , 4. - - '
' ' leOfspelt9rOiciatT
•' My , former manment :ah I '"f MiideiStand, • ,
said Ham tells coin ales , he innit i 'birite -
good. fellow mho, give me; inforniationilitlO*lie
was A prisoner - . on. ,the
now free--otid I erx_i,-;11:
pletely- eituatipus lave been,reieisedt: Igo
must follow 1111,447riee1-Ore Oust ," • *lke ite-ef
fort.' • • • . r
They all acquiesced„ at eleven * o't
that night operations; "Were - p . emm!nCit 'Oa
night Buntvery da*,.. - i ya s i virkifaVoisible
to them, la- a Ife*,'Minutes deilgnitid
window was Aced,: and,'. Oieji9t
out upon the !IR.- walked
hastily to the;:armoty,,fOundlthot ' intonl4,
supplied themselvTes amply Ob . '1 . 16*
munition, and ere much time,hid ellipseit'iifter •
a variety of very narrow mopes,. liikfOnint
themselves beyond the.cogs 4t 44
Fearful of pursuit, their right t
a little af4ti three . nioloch that :morning 'Arty
all arrived hear an old dweUicg.. 111a4ild
strains of iilusie apd the boisterous iMulde: 4 Pt
revelry tbstlissoeinfoilizits;aaerne,nts ,
ced them that there, s 3 'lY 01** Oik"
ty within its wills. Our entinaitt ientrehe
of his men to recOnnoltre Li
Moments %hell= returaeltacrefmrtedPoS there
mere about thirty-five 'or forty Ilexterni sol -
iers in the house, totether - with a larielibilier
of women,-and most of .the soldiers; hejaitil,
were in a istatir . of betple4 l .ititipticition.
also stated that in the yard Mlicardig the hit
all the horsesibelonging , to the
tied, and that they could easily tidterir„ -- ,
It is needless to say that .every Maw Was •
astride of a well-selected ibeesty
illtS;o9 turn. Of', the wheel 'of fort4n!;..b:getod,
w saddled' and bridled, for , everY•one• ; Off
Mid away, started the little, binf of
made dragoons, travelling all tbat.diy:itbout
leaving their sealkuntil foir in
ternoon„when they reaellea dompSi,aUTOy
wild,, but delightful Valley., This being
should be attempted,, they aismb,iinteit'#aNte-.
freshed them - Selves _and their cheigere.',' At
ittle befere.aunset, again they !Aquae - 01d
journeyed along rapidly, Without inOleitit*.
At an earl}, our the next - day, spreidEdiatln
a wide opeuplain, their eyes met a vista' which.
caused their hearts to leap with joy,—the
Amei•idan forces were before them. ;Urging
their horses onward, they were soon Within the
- At a seasonable time, our Lieuteruint re
ported himself to the Commander-inlet-14'4nd
solicited of lain that a court martial iniglebe
convened, in order .that hi's condialt might 'be
examined into. This the old hero told him
was impossible, inasmuch as they tad ' aliesdy
taken up their line of march for Monterey, and
indeed that 'the 'advanCel of thefel•ees,Yras al
i mirsb on the road. A fter ,repn
, mending the lore-Dishing Efiary, ',rtiaitet- or
dering him to report himself to hisib a ptain;the
I General 'wheeled shout? and was IhOrtly after
seen mounted on his 'old ,white charger; liding
around the'lines in the midst of his' stiff; We
will pass over the forming of the lieeS of end
the- march. "
The city and its vicinage
, iwerel entr' eleped
with dense clouds of. smoke. The troaring of
artillery, the loud Words oft co4aiid; :the
shrieks of the wounded ; and '
the, moggpa Of .:the
dying announced that the battle wils i dobt its
most bloody work. poionstent ilffire
pouring out troni--tte ir9lle and beightlaroUnd
the city, annotu3eed fhat,Mexioo was kuittlg
hard, a stubborn Struggle to triunliK 66' • the
I opposing army. Though the inoiettieiiti of
her columns, before the gleaming bkiYOniti of
the soldiery of the United States asita 'idish-
Ped down upon them With iiTesistible . streugth
and bravery * betokened that they Were'
I way ; contested; still they
they struggled, and only', surrenderedilieliimil
inch by inch, after it had been delngeirbit`the
heart's gore of countless patriots. ~14 i ot far
from the walls wu a hill Aurmonnted 4. sever
al: A .--- idetwf. ~7getsudy de'
nine or ten men, fell: Vithont falteriag an in
stant, Harry iedthe remnant, and iii:4lu3ckland
impetuous:wits the assaelt,: that, •ere.tt wend
discharge could- possiblyi be, made, the !battery,
was in our pessesmou. In *Moment; vraket the'
, gnns, the only one that could be usedAttk*sti
,lr, eras turned upon theretreatinggerriaosiand
tilschicged , tby Harry personally. taw
smoke cleared 'away, the groundxas killl,COT
cred with the dead ind wbunded.,AsiTy,4l,m ,
ted to otte'of the .httter, rho mai "Kann mot,
Say now,- - Captain , Anteeie poinbitatioo. ,
selfe, do ynn See what, I can Ail!' 01 1 you
wont' answer, heti; vial youlmow27!lN: f
Ere the'sun -set, the tetolant „4.da,ithe
cotamoneenient of the battle, the !Ntecepaagled
banner'. l lraved-iirlthe -glory of ,rightacata
umph aver thelefty Weirs of Maaterey.,, •
- watk.B l lkce
`the streets' of Monterey, ere strewn with the
bedlisiother gain, oat* adjeinings del
used:with lbw bleod ttragiventmWred.freetuen„=
Yet what ohangeliith-takempliettli:that
brief PerloC,Tliti carnagtrof ihe *via actrimA,
irident, the eitymears a differenkfar.ddlitat'
aspect. -0- It le* Sunday In the.: tarilitila4a
thedral. The procession iticomi, a,tltb:4•lokeit-
Inns ',of the itlace,•stt a!fge - Itutaber of the
soldiery of both antuma . #4lke b e ns
ma II 1104 ped as4ho •
ter the Chita t • Pteselitir. l 4,
rive 'andkah„ atal'Ltl,uittbir - 011 toludemeti find
'eight; Intei thinttitt'Oeorandlridlt up
thelaiddlellso; I the.tdo lark s
t,,„ = trr:ll,ltoiv.
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