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AGRICULTURAL.
From tim Cimd, p Journal.
CULTIVATION OF RICE.
rere axilum more generally true,
than tha t, 'prejulices of the plinter, art
strdng : aniidiffictlt, to lie removed. I.c
willa perseverd'in n settled course, tlt honugh
by it, his'iprolits-eontinually diminish. His
pjrojudice to test a new project, to ahandosi
a once lucrative staple, nail launch out upon
a.new article ofcommerce, is a truth ofrlaily
6eyn isn;the regent history of the cotton
maiket,. v.ith the train of evils resulting
from its prolauction, and in the absence o(
every prospect of allevintion, will prov'
itis-a.ud wh7V this lethargy? When we
appreciate the elevated statioin to which
the. a ricuiturists of oeinth Caroliona legiii.
muntely aspire, we are at a.' loss to find la
rensmn; we cennot see the grun*n on whicli
to rest his repuignance, to try a new pro.
ject-2you may convince him by argument,
yoau may. clearly illustrate your position by
examples;he may .see evils settling arount
him Il Ihan -incubis upon the vital ogans,
still he persistis; you cannot chige him
Vi ill not he coonvinced-lhe follows stil
the igojnus futuud, as liing as one flickering
spark remains, his lingering, though hafflet
hopes, are there-he cannot, yen, n ill 1e1
swerve from the even tenor of his way.
(Ainveteracy then, in his agricultura
habts, cinstitutes a trait in the ckaracter o
-tbe planter, it remains to lie determined.
whether it isa feuture which adorns or oh.
sri!?5, the ituder standing..
Bit if we. estimate the endearing tici
which'hind ns to our nifkprig-if we ap
.prieiit.to thie free institutioans of our belovee
Stpte, and wiuld perpsetuate them; if pub
lie interest dnd private. consitilerations, in
vite us, we arc coanstrailned to question th<
soundness elf the policy, and may we n,,
say at a crisis taoo, in which Ceres seems t<
have swakened tihe ancient spirit of' Cin
cinnatus-a period in which the seieice
aguic9ire izapirsiel wit~h sIB mnuchI zeial
ivlfete'is 'votares taike so* imiich pleasure ii
prop.gating its pinciples; hut alas! 11
for youft labor nd investments, yoi la vh
anl inndequate return, while every chang
ixhaibits a feature still inre ne mnore opei
pressive-when all these fail ta arouse thn
w.antel Spirit of enterprise. then mtist it re
main auajeet of unfeigned regret.
But wyi.. tihe toarch wvhich has beena lit h'
:the ajgriculttural spirit ofl the age., fail to ens
lighten its totarie's? WVill not suiccecss
ful results' in prodch aingr some oaf the mnanj
articles, besides coatten-, thai is adaiiptced t
consumptiean at home, andi stittuhle to caom
mperc~e a broadu,: elifit inquiry? Should th<
~pries 'of the hungry andi nacked portions o
the globe, not awauken the tillers of the soi
*from their elilumF
.The diversity of culture afliords a grea
relief to'thue mind.
The cnltivatioa of breadh stuff, and thi
paring of. 5t~lCk. Would, independlet. a
suffering rnillionis,.'.-tis tlesen, is the mci
ment fear cain-it ie the period preai r-an
vijLh dem~iand for suiccessfl r-esualtic. .Errea
neonieoptinionst sfjhcl b correctael, free
dom of. initerccanrsec sheiuhl he encouaraged
andl freedom,'of senatimenat by the spread cc
agricultural Qssoc'iatioans, woubl ini a grec
degree tendic to alleviaite the pre~sent ande im
pendinig evils, Ie wianhi vecturnagerndhivi
djval. eu,tcrprisa by aidiang it' teo reach tun
tramnelled, the maurkede anmd geineral nd41Vani
tages to whlich ncknowlediged skill an/d as
uidluity enatitles it,.
In this attempt to direct your attenimn
in a gen'eral paoint oaf view, we are inducic
more inarticulrly, to call yeaur attention ti
a branch of the subhject, wvhichm we tin1u
deserves the notieeof the ljouthern agri
*cuthuriut, . Auy imhpressilan seems to havy
gone abrad, andi to exIst almeastumniversuh
*ly,.that rice ;rcalinot he cultivatedi here
that It Is in the regiomn oaf tides alone, where
*ifs growth ed thcroauagh maturity can b<
-promoted to advantsgee
Now, ths- this opinion is happily foiid.: thec
ed in error, will he elearly prioveti by the iai
first exp'eriment, motlanicallymade-whn of
has not seen the inost. wonderful- results -
produced from the most imperfect trials?
If pet chance there Is-anl issnproductive 1,pot
in a field, one thart will, produce neither
chrn or cotton; if it is pulluted with grass,
if deluged at one season anod crackedopen
'by the'effiect of the sun at another, this is ho
ihe spot set ap'art to produce a rice cropl; 4
sow these trials ir th'ef deserve even that 'e
mie; serves only to prove that the Hee is hl
a hardy grain, that it is peculiarly adatj'p- I"
ted to our soil and cliemate, antil would le
thrive here miler proper management, C"
compiaratively Letter than anything else. hns
But their this is. not the part of gonel tsS thI
bandry, or of witsdom-all that sertitinty as
hath seeni, or long experience his tanget to
in relation to the prdelutetioi fr this valun. hh
ble grain, is that from tite pectliar orgai.tI- ofP
zation of the plant, it will adopt itselr, I.,
either the wet or dry culture, and thaf %% ilh e
proper managenent. it will shri'e well, ty'
and yield abundaitly in eiiher coiritieon- V11
but that a sirfatce which is sobhibed and laj
mncky, is unfriendly te its groth, ansel a P
succession of good -crops cannot be made hr
upon such land. , he
The point then to which we are led by ed
method aird experience, is thut in all 4lt6a t"
0nt which rice is intended tt be grwnti, if a
it is subject to iunulatin, or is sobbei, "
shesuid he ditched, anid if niecessary erms.
bankcd, beftre a cro'p is attemltpte:1-occns. pu
iial during the progress of its growvth.'is l'a
refreshing to the liiat, and wilIh jellicious
manageneit would pro.ve a wonuds-rful antx- stt
iliary-but it is ilctrimentalh to attempt a or
system of fl wing and drainitins, utless fnt till
lands that are faveorably situated for it. A tit
high alluvial soil is to ie preiferred to antv li
other, and the ordiniry successions if sea- en
sons, such as would jerodiluce a gesod coeri ar t
cotton creop, woul! also accelerale the 'P
growth, an produce on such latids a lieavy fit.
harvest ins rice. ru
This opinioin will not be controverted n
when it is admitted on every hand, that *f'
these swamps which lie within tile region tl
of tides, are the best, the most produruve, e
ai the iost intex it ustiblet hose which an
nually yiel to the cilivti vator the richest eli
tiervems, vas originally iadhe, and costtinu- t"
es to be sustaind by deposits. from your tht
fiehds. has
This v.ist body of alluvial earth which "'
hems in your rivers throughout the whoile at
extent of ite middle Cointrv, seem Lo have ti
lieen thrown there by 'nature, as a ptreophiti .1"
otis reserve to await this crisis-and will se
these considerationa. not imuce the river hi
planter tee make a fair cxfperimnstt of this til
valuable graiit, in stricL acc-ordanice with all Pi
his u:sal metholds ins preparing the soil and ta
of culture-a fair. experimeent weule serv.- th
not only Lit prove the! posititen that is here "
:ci ntaxiained, biut in our opienin lead to m t rm
ismi portuinL results. It whi speedily pro- of
eolsce a radic l cean(g- ins dmitestic and Coem1- ti
inercial ressources. It wotuld diversiv eour
csulture, so as tee meet every possileacon- ti
tingency, atd whein snot eveno the wihl spirit
of spcolatiot woici fristia te thef ropc its
if the planter, aintd sprena listeey si b.itk 1
ruiptcy itraoiughot thle lirod.-The Ioicy
tf tll! aigriculItsriss is to avoiel eviery tinig
which leads to Jecusniary emasrrassiett
notting is so faint to his prosp eri y, but "
titterly the deltisive anid unsettled .,tLite ei C
tlte masket-the tricks fi trsbe- amil the ple.:a
thora of cotton, iats placed hi in n staveoid- i
able enbarriassmeits, which this change m
now promiseslo alleviate. Iltere then lek *
him imike the effort. see hItv simpjle, low
eassy, show devesil of every risk; then mtike'
ute tials . .hisnk serieously eof the adlvan i
sages resuslting fromi a syst'nm w hsich prmui
ses relief, andl whtich inivisitnly spere-ads its
riches att yonea feet:; wh Iich ssemts tr htave ofcst
preusntedl itself at a erisie, whien susfferintg tr
m uillionss of your fi'l!ow .beings are cryintgw
fesr breade. I omaiiy clatims it at yourt
hsals.-Thlinik of it tout ins contrections wish s
ian otver produhsctieon sf youri fasvorite' staphle,w
andi at as tuie whiens every- ptrospiect in the i
fustre, is franghts with an intcrease of the 'i
evil, he impressed with ste bselief, it will al
have a strong ten-lency ter the r'elief'tf thse
w hoele 'Sous I a sthralheot wvhich to manst, ism
almtost insuijppirtable: adsopt is, amit it will f
diissiipate thts manuia whIich huas fasetenstd'el
itself Csupoen thse asgricusl turnis Cf thse St in
- an idea w hicht seemsrs tos pervade te whiole b
regiont,andts that sinigle ie is coettoni. is:
A MPIIIIIlO[US. ih
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'lE CATVnPILLAtt AGAIN--Thte last t
ttumber of thte Fornt Gatiesc Whig says: pl
.eWe htave been intformed bsy seven Iplaun- w
ters thtat lie fly which ge'nenates the Ctiter- t'
pillar so de-srietivye tao cettont hais beean atl- Ic
seienuing she few dlays 'if wvarmn wveather
wve havye hatch eis sprintg-ans 'iarisnitg insdi- C'
cation that thu crop msay egoist be cust se
short." - -Jel
1Sptinnting is now all the fashloun among ta
thle Piarisian u ladis, i. t wais introtsinCe'~ by p''
slte Duches, cf Orhleanit, wvhose whe'el is i
ivesry orntmented wvith gohel and chtonty, an itay
tis year wtte-els have be'en offrsedl it' New th
Ye-ar's gifts to mniy ele-gant ysiunsg ladiies. w'
ii
A CoESTLV WEDDINo PstEsENT.--Arienu hi
te Ileettentetas, if a wviadow misrri's tagain, me
sh'e is obhi gerh to cuit off t he the jaoiant as a a'r
finere fr ery. hus,,,d .a.. m,.....s ..tr.. li
'first: tlisshe pretents to her ne4 hila
Ifin her-'Wetliliig-day, beginning at e
the liutelaigers.
MISCELA.NEOUS.
A YANKEE-IN CANE BRAJ E
sring a.sum 'rIiaunt on the' httn
clieE',.lasmt seasli; ain -one of the losi
vii counties of Georgia, I feli ins with a
iizon friam the land of arealy habits who
I wamlered- into this regiin for the pur
so of disposing if a small cargo of wood.
1-clicks. ie had seen a great marny
-iours things since he had le' lnm1,'
I none that surprised him more than
i alligator. His- p-onderimas j-as w "lon
uncle Jamhn's hatid sled." ami, rivetti
hois skull, with hiniges like tho. of a
ekamith's vice, received his -tpflulified
probrtion.. HI, was veryr anxl*Ous III g,,
atamtilng, and thinking that therenaight
some fun in the expaitatiot, 1aidnil par.
was .amnde lip. Tile compiny. was di
led, and it sn happened that his cosurse
Salhang the, baik of a river in a nairriow
th. directly by -the side 4of a dense cane
a ke. A little dog foIllwed clise tit his
cis, whiel be fore he had gone fair, attract.
tilt attention of a huge alligat6r. Next
i pig there is nothing that :suits all alli
tor so well as a pluirnp dog , 'hae 'var.
lit' swain swiftly ip the streamn, noar
ithe bank tat evety stroke of his huge
we, and wyas just preparing to make a
as at the dog when Jomnatlani spied him.
ith tle "Oh'I gosh, I. shall be killed," ho.
rted. It %% ould haave done Indinat Dick
American Jackson goaod to have seen
rnce. Witla the (log close to.his heels
Yankee flew along the path, luioking
e ile genius of a hurrieinn, His hut
me *fl., he threw his gun Nuts the tlick
aiild lashed ultp the narrow path with th
vId of a deer. The alligatorcenald vwin
iter titan Jonathan and lit dlg c11il1
t. As Ite aniim-l neared the bank lie
ale preperations for sptinging nut of tlhe.
'er when lie arrived neuar e-nough to seize
e dog. Just at this moment the fright
ad hinter discovered a puath that div erged
im lte inue ie wias frollowing, anad Ii od
ectly into the cane ,raoke. (ip this he
i neal with iis dog aftr lim, and close at
i'ir 'heels followed the alligator, which
d such a proidiginus nnnentum from the
iter. that heo walkead inato the cne bruake
a rate that prmoised soon to make him
a victor. The Yankee saw his danger
it ill tine too spting into a arpo anma.II
rubhlay laok. The dog quickly saved
mnself; but, lnrrible too relate ! a, knot on
Q tree soame six feaet fromt the ground
erced the seat ofrthe poor fellow's pan.
oons, anl held hn fast. The efforts I
i. alligator were by this time renderel
arly useless in consequlence of the nar.
wua'ss of the path and the gremia difficulty
autisvinag ,in ljnl. Then come iahe exci
I moment. The uilucky clnck pedler
it kniowin that alligatiors couah climb
'es with the same facility that they could
'in rivers, hawledl out most lustil Iio
lp. '"Stop the critter : kill Ilae darned
imal. I shall breat uip"-and other criee
a salva'tion imude the cane britake ring
ai~n. At this jutncture, one of lie part)
4a- wias wihiin h.-arinug inme o t he scene
1 t mion, amnad-''with the blam ofan axe un.
r th critter's fore leg staipped his enreea
d relirt'ed tihe unf-ortunate Yankee fronui
s perilous sitation. I luave h-al manty F
ma ting spree. lefaore and since Iht tiee,
iere alligaritors we-re time ga'me bit ie've
it that mice have I seena Yanikee in c
ne brake.-Boston Post.
A LESSON F'OR APPRENTICES.
We aiml in a Cinciainati paper an acenunti
'a y oaung apprenitice iin that neicee, wvhasa
mits are sam remarkahle, aand so woruthis
itharll of iaaitationa by auar nmara youmtthhia
adersa-espei~ciaully those wvhao tare c..n
iaoas 'I 11he nieaessity auf wourking their owvr
ny throtigh lifa', thaut we hiave eunneluaaa
plaice the facts ini a promainent pilacer
seems the ymbh iai qauestiin was ontl'
immut t wo y'ears tua, a comamon "Carrier.'
' hie athus eapmoyed, lie usead his leisure
laments in the parmcturaeent of tihe need
I dlegree oaf edutcatiaon, fair the paart of' a
lImpitOimar. Iie-hias al retady taequairead suci'
-)oficienc'y, combhinted ith l anad siimus at,
al ahe spirit aof ilduatry, tha t he hans sea am;
a single week, 80.000 enia, commenctiniti'l
a' week witha emipy enises, and d aistribu
ag the wvhnue of his leater. IHe rece-ivea
e ardinary ruin of matter, anmade ciam
-anafa and spa'ead evenly. Thae regula
eek's wvark mafjouraneymaun is froat 32.00t
30.000 cems, atid morn faill shourt of thi
sser anmautal than exceed it.
l'hiis e'xhiibits aextramordinaary rapidity aus a
efiimsitoar,-tad-it is woarthyv of notice loa
i'aral renasamns In tne Gtazea te, v'iz: 1st; aai
arney maan's wvage' 80,000 ems samaanaat Ia
10; 24, tis apaprenatice hasi hais weeklj
ak, 26,000 cms, for aill over whiich lie ih
id full price; 3d, lhe hias hadl nom apportau
tie's baeyndm thtase aif apprentices geneiral-'
;ii no seciail favors were shaown haim ini
e adistributiona af copy, nor is lie bleed
[th better betalila ar a strnager enlsital
m ahan th'se' oif the boys aid hisa age. .1lle
a fairained goomd habits fair himself, wom ku
gualar aid wvith inidusry, is trnse ito hii
ripmlayers, aad faithful to a naible roesolve
has amad-to become In word and deed
rpaklg goodshfs
erming.. -Ab utt a yesc'dgo he VotiLt of
he od tiie proprietitre of the Gasette, ia
Ielce ofreal istted lit large einigi, tes I
buili a dwelling bpnf-- ich -.0h".. 11
ready lalfpildl for Ery.hike'ves*ork; an
that without depriing himnif of ratiioul
recreation or injyring frilsheith.
Boys! eo vot, liear- tlat Cher up f ami
whatever discouragemnent,kee)inji inlMt
the proverb, which leclares, th'iwhei
ever there is a will thre is a ,aw V"
A Br T.-A silly coxcolrhb on a recet
oicRasioin to play offsome ft aid fatntastic
nirs before a sentlible young ladsy whi
chaniced to be his pairtner at a ball. -le
eomeneced *by looking- f(il In her fAce,
with an pexpress1an of SvoTiderful solftnres i1
his eyel-then %Vringled him.sedf iii to a.r
Ous tender attittnies--and finally' eilapping
his hand to his side, he'llsuiangly saidl-lf
it is not losve I feel,p.ray what is'iT' 'Pei-.f
haps,' r-plied the young la'dy, something
bites you." The. story gt ,*hiiered,
about in the ball rooir;i and .te coxc6mbi
Was soon after numbered among- tie,"i-.
sing. -
FRIENDS'IP.-D,, not believe, because a
man smiles upon and seks your society,
that he is your friend. Smiles and piofes.
sitons, alats! are so abundant as to be of no
value. lie only is your friend whose heart
is in his worls, and i whose actions illus.
trate the'm, who stands. by yon throtugh all
the vicissitudes of fTortune, "in sunathine
and shade." When you find such a beinig,
make your second sell; cling to him as to)
your very life, (or the jewels of the earth
are scarce, anid therefore, precious; for~the
sand of life but glitters iI the radiataiintenfat
high 'ejoyyment, and even the golden bowl
is broken fit the fountaIn.
S'nE JDFFERENCE.-A little more ani
matinl, my dear," whispered Lady B. to
the gentle Susan, whoi was.walking.langni
d1y through a quatdrille.
$,Do leave me to manage my own busi
ness, mamma," replied the preivident
iiymph. "I -shall nt, dance my ringlets -out
of curl for a mar' 'imithan." I
" course nuYi_'my love; but I was'not
a ware who your ianlrier Was."
Dissatifed with her Situation in life.
A woman was brought before a police ma.
gilLrate in Boston a short time since for be
ing intoxicated; and the judge ask 4 her If
aho thtl ar v.. in ale'i U..nue.. g r,ns
tion. "No sir," she replied, 'sbut I.AImive
been marriedi, and thats house of ccrrec
lion enoughfor ma."
PIRET.-Doctor Lathrop'was.a manoa
genuine piety;b tnuch o)pposel to the na
My zeal that seeketh 6to be kno-wn of men."
A young diviane, wlom was mauch givet to ei
thliusaitic calt, fine day said to him,
"Dom you suppose you have any renl reli.
gionir"
"None to speak of," was the excelent
reply.
"OWhlat makes taters an high?" inquired
an ol I lady of the marketmat, as she was.
puarchsaaing.
"6Oh, the war, ma'm."
'I-But, dlo they fire tatersat the Mexicans?"
responsded the old lad; "why, that is funny."
RP.ORnT.-A n habitual dlrukard, having
found in a- dream a cup of excellent wine,
set about warming it, to' enjoy it with more
gusto. But just as he was about to qiafl
the deilicious and refreshing draught, lie
a w8ke. "What a foul I aml".said Ie,"why
weas I not content to driank it cold?"
Sw EDasn Ot II.DR EN.-M r. McDonhbl, i
his travels throuagh Sweden, says: "Youang
chiildren (a om the~ ago of one to that cit
eighiteen rmonths, are wvrapped up in band.
iaes, like cylindrical wicker hauket., which
sire conatrive~d so as to keep thetir bodies
~traigha,w ithiot interferning nmuch with their
dro~wthi. They are suasendeed from pegs in
the wvall, or laid in any convenient part of
thue rooim, without much nicety, where thyv
exist iai great silence and gooad humor. 'I
have nout heard the cries of a chuildi since I
_uene to Sweden.'
Rna.wD YOUNo LADY.-A foung J, ly
lately observed-" Whlen I go to the then.
are, I amu very careless of my dlress, ats the
'andience are tomo attentive to the, play to
-hserve miy waerdreaohbut when I go to
:lhurch, I am very particular in, my outward
sape-aranice, as most people go there to see
niow their neigh bors dhress and deport them
atelvea." She is a senisible gIrl,
BaRUTA LIT.--Ohn theth insti, t wo men,
ncamied Kelly and Cox, hail a prize lghi
near New.Orleans, for 8300 a sidle. Cox
wais so badly beaten, that he died a few
dhays after. A warrent for the arrest of
Kelly wvas issuied by Recorder Jenois; htt
the 'abruae" fearing thaat Cox wvould udie,
had saihed in a ship bomund for Live.rpool,
anid thus escaupedl the venagence of the of
ae'nded lawus. Of all the systents of ganm
hhing whichl the money-lovitng spirit of rhian
-hats Invented, we know of-none that more.
nearly approaches to the character of the
gkldiatoranl gamnes that disgraced the Rn.
ma~ns. thain this inhurman sport of prizeligh:.
in1g. Litely wve have noticed sevdial at.
-impts at the North andl West, to introduce
it into our country. But e trus, that,,h...
N the':nif ican beasdnmrifi'uieye Mne
9$41 3 (idto ANf iselimod of
eilg oim Ihe--bnn(- as . e: of l*4a A
11ing441,s;-' _64'jin ifit
Fritbc N.. Delf, Ma-ic 23
--. '1 '"" .S-' OA~'ANT I
Uic~ ,40,00? 1~ e~
M ~ i' S t700 g
4 Bliod ai.A merican vaiowium
phant Santanaaaimy c ido piece
by.GeI Taylo.
jVhaere now are the sellsaho rew
limbranl dlits editipoui statetnefits in
the Detsiiltygreppeting the viit.
ry of Gen. Taylor. Where are the enbli
lie viae~si tjliuseg-wlirdwould. -notecre dis
the .saoir. that. old44-.Rough m'arjReady"'
hail, agaIn; usndea the most unfavorable
rircumsanps8,fanta against a greatly sup.
ior: fiirce, conmtnded by.their greatest
general and presidentginad-a:a6t1ier and
MosT LOLRIitiOs of all his vioies. ..
On the 9th of March, Dr.Tutner. U..A. -
after many dangeis-andti)air breath escapes;
arrived in Mutamiras. 2Previou toh% ark
rival, the communicatioinsaetween Monte
iey and our liftes on theRioi nende, heal
been clised -for several day. . Dr. Turner.
comniunicatel Qo one of-. our correspon
dents a huriul-daccount of the severe oIutte
of Ruenii'a Vista. -fought bit'eni.
Santa Anna's fiorces, about: 17Q00 strong.
and Geh. Tsagor's little iymyyheiweeio 4 -
Rntl 5000,.mosdij vohanteers The- battle
began oh the gloriunt anniversary of the
birth of Washinglon, a fit clay for the dis.
play 'of American patriotisn ana valor.
The scene of this bloody ight was Pt Bu.
ena Vistathe poiht tpon whichGeneral
Taylor had fallen hack from Agua'Nueva,
and is abouf seven miles from Saltillo.
MEMORANDkOF TUE BATTLE Ob
BUENA. VISTA.
Prepared for the Editorsof the.Picayune.
byLieut. . J. C. Bibb.-U. S. A.
Dr. Tu-ner.U 'S. A. who arrived at
Matamoras on the-9th instant. from Mon...
terry, brought the glorious -intelligened fa,
anovther brilliant vicuory ove'rthe Mei iea'n .
arnmy. The scene 6f action Buna
Vista, i hacienda about -six miles, west of
Sltilo. The. fighting commenced .on ihe
22d Pebruarj and ended on ihe-23d San.
lot Alia retiredtoi Agua Nueua.,a distance
of ten miles, leaving. four thousind killed
gfaii. woubladed upon the field! Santa's Aa
na's-A jsita-nt OGneral afs!i many Dither Oth- .
cors aid meq are prisoners. The-loss on.
our part was seven' huidred killed "asid
vouned.--SantaaAnna's force arnountel to
least fifteen thousand men; thstof Gen.,"
Tay lor toiabout five- thseisand. almost'en
tirelty unteers; Ills army is composeds
of Walmngton' Bragg's anl Th"omas' bain.
teriesio 'psqul'dron co the Ykiall-d Dra..
gilons, WArkanaas anirlAtWacky Caval. -
rya brigael fIllinois and Indiana Volun.
teers, the let Mississippi and2il Kentucky
Regiments, and ope company-of-'I'ezas
Vishanteers.
Dr. 1'. brought-a listof 638fflicer. killed
and wounded. I lert i n ia ste that I
was unaile to obtain-a oepy, but iecollect
aiuig the ki Ilal Ca pt LLoln,Ass't'Adj't
General U 8;A,, Co. Yellpfthelikan
sas cavay ;.Capt 'Moore, Ad t Vaughan
and thf ee others, (not rmiamd). of the Ken.
tuck cevalry ;.Cl. M'Kee,lial.?Col.
Clay, Cap . Willis, 2dl;entuikyInfantry;
Cal. Hardin anlt Major Garman, IllinI ie
brig,; - nany of the Indiana brigade, .tr
al of the Mississippi-reg't. and two ILleut's
of Texas valunteers. ' A mong thewiun;
ed l remembher, Gen. I~ane, .Qjyl.. Jeiffeion,.
Davis, 1st M iss reg't; Ca pt. Steing lig -U. .
S. Dragoons: Capt. Conner, Texas -vol.
Lieut's 8. 0. French and- O'Brien. U.. 8f.
artillery; Lieut. Coirwin, 1st Miss. reg't, 4-:
ant(i Lien~at. Whiteside, of the Ind. brigate. . . ..
The official deetpatches of Gen. Taylor-.
have been cut off. CoI.'hicergan's.regiment
Ohio volunteers, having been reinforced-- -' --
by a eammanat from Monterey, lhad reach--' ~
ed that place in safety..
~rpm thoeN 0. Delta, Itfarch.23.
-A DI)TIONAL4 -PA R TCU LAIRS,
Wst have just receivst 'rom our corres- 4
ponaient- at Monterey, more authentic ae
cotmnis of the -great victory of ou? arms, at
Buena Vista, than have yet appeared, and
k nowing the intense anxiety of the 'public
resectinmg of thsis blood~y flght,-wo/hasten
to, lay them beforet our reauiera In ai -Ex.
Ira. - -
On the.22d1 Santa Anna-began the batte
by 'various manmvres, atompting -tntout
flank and 'terrily old Rough -and Ready.
On3 that day the battle was -conflneti 4to
skirashinag andi cannonading, without
much effect pn either sidle.. In the n'jan
time Saanta At:na--had sent ai large faorqe'to
Tiaylor~s rear, but our artilerf oene4.up
n~n them with great eft'ect,. an4 icyhepwere
soon compelled to withalraw..-- 4.
On the 23d the battle nueca4 iral -
earnest, and, rag fd wltlh great violeneq 4n
ring the wvhale day. T~he .-Amierlcsnh did
not wakt to be ausoeed, byt with themnost
ala rinag impetuio~jycharged onntheienemy
with loudl huusas their officgrs leading.1
the mstgatlently.. .- n Taylor was
evervh'are 1in the ahickest-of te fight., - iI
receivedl a ball, through his .overcoat .but
"as not injuired, Aajt Bliss waseslightly
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