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Tin: TEXAS SANTA FE EXPEDITION. Anothrr httrvicic with the Governor llononilto a new prison Anecdote a woman ne.il tior Disfiguring Cus!c,:u Dcf:riptwn if the Mexican V,,uii. ncrah'j--Ail of us marly with their hind 'ni ss. The next morning wo were taken to ,,ew quarter in another pait of tl.ctown ltl, a mall room w as provided Tor our j ri-iin. Ahont nine o, lock ihe (ov ornnr sent a guard to escort 113 to his sJmmm nt ihe priest's. On being 1 rou J't before him we found the great .uirtiiii(li (l by hi.-i principal olU l0;S ImmIi military and civil, and from j' c i)!)i,juions manner with which acted, it wai evident enough that r: j". power wa s supreme. Siyingthat he had perceived from .'jr appearance anil Howl.iiid's '.MtioiM tliat we were canilliros or ; :,:!iMnen in our own country, he or r 'd hn officers to make room for us t,;t t!iC different boxes and trunks scat xi; about the room. He then a?kcd vcr u que-tioin in relation to den. Mi-heiul ami his party, said that he w,iU start immediately with all his i;m:c t.i meet him, and that if theTcx a;? ie:-leJ every one of thctn would L' killed. He thou spoke of the . p n.Mli ot new Mexico, its great re .j'lro.'r.t.'ie prowess and daring bravc n ut'liim-cll and the resistless soldiers iii Kr 1 1 i -4 coii.niand, and drew such ,1 luiii.ToiH picture ami relieved ifjwith -n !i a ji.-sue of bombi.tie'finfaroiiadc i,..,t ue ronhl haidly keep our gravity. Il.il wo not seen the brave soldiers of ul.niu l.e puke the thing would have l-'V!i different; but the whole of them ! i'! i.i--ed 111 review before us, and S irii 1 t.'iTi il'liiv-.t of iiimiutcil nearer row, S . h .in1, i'i u: In-red, t,inih',il in the inarch Tint tiicirfMYiitiT.-, tic; greedy crow, y , luiM rni' rt'i'-ir N iur;i'ietjtf Tii'"r !imu inlii'ti'.nwc !" Alki- this we could with difficulty be Lu' tint Arin jo was not quizzing. (''iving special derictiom that wc 1, oni i iif wen ireauMi iv ine .ucaue 111 ' 1 . 11. 1. ti i ,1:1 1 1I1 it all (ur wants !iuuld be provi ii J lor, hi! dismissed us at the same f i.' reniaiking that if one of us at t m 1 j . t to cscapo during his absence, Lc uuuld ly he penally. We were thin uktn back to our 'i'lirt-iis and a very small guard plac I over 11-. The (Governor and all his i."-t in the meantime departed in the lii" 'Ihjii of the great prairie, leaving int inoi e ih in a dozen or twenty men "itulthr? whole populilion of ian Ml M, 1. The room assigned us a prison was 1 in diaicly adjoining the c hurch, ami Ut ivit it was completely overrun iwtiii7n7i would inve been coinbit- ui.i!c enough. The guard allowed u 4 1 1 wt out in front ol it, and next door I )u;i noticed a Mexiean woman who liut lii it t-lie had an ugly red maik on I" r cheek would have been extremely j 1 " ' 1 v . Two third ; of the women of th" j'lji-ij were more or less disfigured l y il,c-t; deep red mark', and as it lie v t occurred to us that they could pas -1 ly he p'jt 0:1 by their own hand.? to wij'rove tlnir beauty, as a matter of "jiir-e iv e that nature had ik alt unkiiid 'v with them and extent which teach ''I i"; ji ly every female in the town. 1 lie next day it appeared as though '- in 11k on 1I10 face of our female i ''i,r'iUjr next door had changed its lo Not a little did w e in irvcl at t"r all were sure the spot had been "i tin: opposite che-k the previous ' lv and til) wo could not believe that lather than .1 mark she had car ' !i'"in childliood: Early on the third ""ni'ii; she appeared bel'ire us with 'I '-' not only exceedingly fiir but v-ry pretty-not a spot -or blemish to dm-ovcred. At first' we did not re V'niij her, but on emjuireing we '"'-"'d that all thesu marks had been fU-u.l there by herself, the juic of '):ercd berry having been used for !l(J purpose. 'o told the .Senoral rraucswu th.t she locked much bet llr ''uiiand without these extraneous "'na.nents, and after this she hcaul'ijial iu-'r'H i:e mure. ' The custom is uni- among th,. females of New -Hexii n ,i -.1 1 i until meiu is ni? vnjeu ur that furnishes a deep red tint j'7 use vermilliou. How they c?n 1 '".lk tliese disfiguring marks improve Ili'-'lr appearance h singular enough, Ji';l can only be accounted for Upon the l,r'"'-iplc that time is no accounting !ljr !aste. The belles of New Mexico arpwr to he ignorant of the aphorism Uat"ut) whun unadorned isadorn J tlio most." The universal dross of the females of M )U;, is a chemise and blue Or red Wf) en petticoat, and amon the more 'iiiv tliesoare made with t-reat neat "f and ta.tc. Cor.ets and frocks ';9 almo-t unknown among them, and consilience js lieir forms ojlain Voun es, ani riJuncH ,lnl t ,it ,a. '"g selJom allows its votaries. The Iwan belles certainly have studied ,:K'lr l'Mnal comfort in the costume llf7 have adopted, and no one can ,ee unc of prettier of the dark-eyed without ackaowledging that .NorTr .Moore a beautiful Jines to ly to .!Clna rp)ear to app'y especial leaves their certainly it . . every beauty free, "'rBwcHa, heaven pleases." ''e la s 7Wrnby .orfa8h Tiiey ar, S at U;e Present lime. not 12 j ",a,Je cf ". and servo aS ofbon,,et3 hut also u Z b vtlU a;,(1 Heir ho , 1 ?r3Ccf,,lll)f. somcume j upon 11 . 1 d,l3 ail,. 'H.l0uer over their shoul ""J pui round their waists will. teSnSlW''" and no 11 JJllJJii VOL- VIII. PUBLISHED EVERV one of them about her. From child hood this article is worn, and long habit lias so accustomed them to its use that all their work is done while wearing them. It is really surprising the facility with which the Mexican women perform iheir household duties encumbered by this garment. An American lady would as easily manage her affairs with her hands tied behind her back as with the rubosu about her, yet it is never in the way of the Mexi can. The mantilla resembles it in many respects, but it is made of finer material, rather widtr,and worn among the fashionables in ihc larger cities. An extremely beautiful ornament it is, too, when worn with that peculiar grace which none other than the lady of Spanish origin can imitate. The most striking beauties of the Mexicau women are their small feet, finely turned ankles, well-developed busts, small and classically formed bauds, dark and lustrous eyes, with hair of that rich and jetty Lhckness peculiar to our own beautiful Creole girls. Generally their complexions arc far from good, being a mixture of Spanish and Indian b'opd, and the same can be said of their feaulurcs, al though frequently a face tnay he met with which might serve as a perfect model of beauty. They are joyous sociable, kind-hearted creatures almost universally, liberal to 1 fault, easy and naturally graceful in their manners, and really appear to have more under Standing than the men. Had we fal len into the hands of the women instead of the men, our treatment would have been far different while in New Mex ico. During our confinement in San Miguel we were visited by every qirl in the town, and from the ranchos in the vicinity. Each time they brought us some little delicacy to eat, and if ev er men came near bein killed with kindness we were the victims. One party would arrive with a dish of chil ly guisado, (stewed mutton strongly seasoned with red pepper, and really excellent when well made.) Scarcely would this party leave us before an other would come in, bringing atolc and mid, others milk, eggs, tortillas or bread. Of all these different dishes we were oh'iged to partake, or else wound the feelings of our kind-hearted friends and the consequence was that we were frequently compelled to swallow a dozen meals a day for the first week or two of our imprisonment. That we did fair justice to the hospi tality of the women I Tin frank 10 con fess, for our previous long starvation had given us most excellent and not easily appeased appetites ; but if "en ough is as goud as a feast," an and old adage says that it is, I can argue from experience that too much, when compelled to eat all that is set before you, is worse even than a brief famine 3t least when personal comfort is taken into consideration- No slight can be greater than to refuse any eatable prof fered by a Mexican girl, and so numer ously attended were our hues at San Miguel that we were frequently em ployed half the day in pay ing due hon or to our ircscittation$. 'mr of the Ttxan prisoner $ through ' Migitfl Aof allowed to see them Lt. Lubbock's Statement of the Surrender Lewis' Agency and Treachery in bringing it about, O-i the 17 September Col. Cooke's party surrendered, on the morning of the 20th they passed through the edge of San Miguel but we were not allow ed to see them. Wc were informed by the women and our guard that they had been stripped of nearly everything and were badly treated every way, and the former expressed no little commis eration at their unfortunate lot. To show Lewis in his true colors, and give my reader? full particulars of tin extent of his treachery, I will here make a few extracts from an account of the surrende r of Col. Cooke's party written by Lt. Tbbs. b. Lubbock, who ,vas one of the officers and who is also well known to many in this city. It may be recollected that Lt. L. made a daripg and successful escape from the Convent of Santiago in January last, and ha3 since reached Texas. It seems that the day afier the small party which I accompanied left the sheep-fold on the tJallenas, the main body took up the line olmarcti and trav elled as far as Anton Chico. They encamped on the edge ofa ravine near the town a strong position in case ol an'altack. Three or four of the 'tex ans, who crossed the liver and entered the small town to purchase provisions, were immediately arrested by Captain Salez.ir. The latter immediately de spatched one of them back to Col. Cooke and Dr. Brenham with a request that they would come over to the vd- lage and hold a consultation wun mm. Col. C.and Dr. B. very properly sent back word to Salezar that if he wished to sec them he mustcomolo their camp, and the conference resulted in the lib eration of the men. Col. Cooke then asked salezar what had become ( Van Ness. Lewis, Howard, Fitzgerald and Kendall. He answered by stating that he had met them, was satisfied with iha obiects of the mission a3 explained by them, had treated them as friends, and sent them on to the Governor. That niht Salezar wa reinforced by 150 eaDH COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI, SEPT., 6, 1842. TUESDAY M0UNINI1 BY SAM. "About ten o'clock on the morning of the 17th September," continues Lt. L. "it was determined upon to take up the inc of march, when a message was received from Capt. Salezar, stating that Gov. Armijo would arrive in a few hours, and that as an evidence of his friendly disposition he would cross the river that intervened between our encampments and encamp near us. As he took up the line of march, our men were formed to receive him a la milita ire, and in a proper manner. He marched, however, entirely around our line, and took his position within two hundred yards of us, having received further reinforcements, and now num bering about 100 men. We were then dismissed, but with orders to be ready to seize our arms at a moment's notice. In about fifteen minutes we perceived a party of about 150 or 200 men, ad vancing to our right and rear. This gave cause for a suspicion of danger, and Col. Cooke immediately ordered Capt. Sutton to form the men for ac tion. In five minutes battle to the death would have been commenced but some one r me exclaimed that Caif citjdimwu iiiav vjfi at the head of the partyJ uewis wa3 at tne head ot the party The order was therefore given to stand at ease ; the advancing party uniting in the meanwhile with the party in our front. We then perceived Capt. Lew is advancing towards us, with another whom wc afterwards ascertained to be the nephew of the Governor. Lewis stated to us lint the people were exas perated at our coming, and were in arms-that in addition to the GOO troops before us, he himself had seen 4,000 of the best equipped rricn lie had ever met with before that they were on the march, and would be on the ground in a few hours. He further stated that five thousand men were marching from Chihuahua, and were expected daily, but that the Governor had commis sioned him to say, if we would give up our arms, we would be permitted to come in and trade, and that at the end of eight days they would be returned to us, together with our recruited hor ses. He further stated that he knew this to be the custom of the St. Louis traders visiting Santa Fe, that no pos sible harm would result from such a course, and for ihe truth of these state ments Lewis pledged his honor. It was observed, during the conference, that Lewis in his language disconnected himself from us, using continually the pronoun you instead of ice. 'Tins arou sed the suspicions of one of the offi cers, who proposed that we should re turn to our companions as tve came and if we could do no better, walk, and live upon the horses we had left. The nephew of the Governor replied that such a course would never do ; that his uncle knew Americans were gen tlemen, and that such inhumanity could not be permitted towards them 5 and again urged u3to accept the prop osition, and comply with the requisi tions made upon all traders visiting Santa Fe. They then started for their camp. While our officers were in con sultation one of them reminded Col. Cooke of the peculiarity he had ob served in Lewis' conversation, and told him his suspicions were aroused for his very countenance foreboded evil. Co!, dooke went after Lewis and held a private conversation with him. On returning he stated that the officer must be wrong, for Lewis had nledired to him his masonic faith for 1 o the correctness of his statements. That day our arms and equipment tccrc id lien from us ! "We were among strangers desti tute of the very necessaries of life broken down physically, and well nigh mentally 250 miles from our com panions, and no means on the route of supporting nature in an effort to reach them ; added to all these, we had the assurance of one of our companions; who had ever been considered a mail of honor we had his plighted faith that we were among friends, and would be treated accordingly. Could we, would any one have done otherwise than capitulate upon the terms offered? It is painful to denounce one wun whom I have associated as a brother officer and fellow soldier upon a dan gerous expedition, one whom 1 have ooked upon as a man, as a iexan: 'tis painful I say, to denounce any one thu3 situated, as a vuuan ana irauor , but the facl3 are too conclusive Wil- iam P. Lewis betrayed his associates in n rrnel and innumnn enemy, tie 1 TT ias the mark upon his forehead ; and will yet be found, recognised and pun ished as ihe Judas of the nineteenth century. 'Just before dark we were ordered to form,. and th'e'ri Mexican faith began to developc itself. While we were forming, however, the treachery of Lewis becoming appafefi!,' Col CJooke r.alled to' him. and in the hearing cf his betrayed and newly found associates denounced him in language which i ho had any soul at all mu3t have been reached. He reminded him of his pledged honor, which had been for gotten, his plighted masonic laith, which had been oroken ; and declared that but for him his former associates would have died in the ditch. Alter we were formed, our knives, watches and every article of personal property w?s taken from as, together with all our hniroraora excent one blanket each. W'e were then formed into double le onA marched near tbo rancho, and TW DAVIS, AT FOUll DOLLARS PER there encamped for the night with our guards all around us." Lt. Lubbock then goes on to state that Gov. Armijo arrived the next day, and was very much exasperated that the prisoners were not tied. The men .vere then bound four, six and eight together. The cries among the Mex icans during this operation were "kill them ! Death to the Americans !" At night Armijo's officers held a consul tation, within hearing of the Texans, as to the propriety of either killing them all or sending them to the City ol Mex ico. The latter paity prevailed by a majority of one votU e acts of braiV' keiK, Governor and rate ihem all wous ent sketch to an I will therefore fu? st. 1 o Veil out mfV " ual length, ana tT WiJhe assertion that from the'tmy ias lscnriot to those of Benedict Arnold a blacker hearted traitor than W. P not existed. Lewis has 'tianae of Quarters-- -Arrival clr several caravans from St. LouisP v . 4 allowed to hold Communicate ivufi our country men JL rres A from Mr. McGujin-Thomas 7-1 land JJuplicity and 1 rickcry of a Mexican Arrival of two small par t ies of Texan Prisoners Da ily pro cession of the inhabitants. The day after Col. Cooke and his betrayed comrades passed through San Miguel on their long and dready march to the city of Mexico, we petitioned the Alcalde for a change of quarters. The room wp were then occupying, although a good one in every other re spect, was so completely overrun with chinches that it was impossible to sleep by night. After waiting patiently two days the old fellow at length procured us another room on the oublic square, arid here we spent our tin?e far more agreeably. Our only occupations were eating, drinking, sleeping, and specu latingfupon our past reverses, our pres ent position and future prospects. We had been but a week in our new quarters before a caravan arrived from St. Louis, owned by one of the Cha vis family, a rich and powerful connex ion in New Mexico. Three or four days after this another caravan passed through iheplaza, composed of Amer icans tin their way to California. fTot oneoftheiQ were afiowed to call upon or speak to us. "J But a few daysJr this Mr. Sam uel McGuffin, a merchant of Chihua hua and an American by birth, arrived from St. Louis with no less than forty waggons heavily laden with goods. He sent usword that he had seen the Governor Mt the liio Pecos, and that he had giv n him permission to pay us a visit ; but the Alcalde would not al low liini to see us as he had not brought a written order. He also stated by his messenger that we need be under no apprehension for our lives, and that I was shortly to be liberated as the Gov ernor had nothing against me. From him we received a generous supply of coffee and tobacco, and after this we really lived well. Excellent pipes were manufactured out of cobs. One of our guard brought U3 some stems from the banks of the river close by, and after this we puffed away many of the weary hours of our captivity. I will not say that a pipe is better than a t 1 rt 1 T T 1 -r- nneiy navored iiavana, or mat 1 pre- er it undeordinary circumstances;but a tune of affliction and trial, and when the mind has no employment save to brood over unavoidable mis- brtunes, there is more substantial sol ace in a good cob pipe, well filled with Virginia tobacco, than in any cigar lhat ias been made since the days when fcir Walter llaleich commenced snio- King. In a former sketch 1 have mention ed that an American merchant i-ameu Thomas Rowland, a resident of San iuiiruei iiau uccii ainjbicu dim 11 is m: 1 L ,1 U . .1 1 u" goods confiscatad tyy ; the Governor. By this time he had received his liber ty and had re-opened his store. He passed our prison house regularly ev ery day, but was not allowed to com municate with or speak to us. We are indebted to him,, however, for many small favors,and 1 have little doubt lhat he sent us many little luxuries we never received, through the rascanty of the Mexicans who executed all our out-door business. His name was Thomas Bustamente, a specious, hon- a I. II est looking ienow,Dut realty a very counterfeit of an honest man. This fel- ow we entrusted with all our purcha- "I . ses, ana until one nine cireuinsiance occurred we all really thought him up right in his transactions. Hearing that Lewis was at a village a short distance off, and not knowing at the time that he had turned traitor, Van Ness sent Bustamente to see him with the hope that we might all obtain some clean clothes. , As. a. token that Van ftfess had despatched the fellow he sent a valuable ring with him. On his return Bustamente said he had been unable to find Lewis and at the same time re marked thaf Mrs: Rowland bad acci dentally seen the ring, taken a great fancy to it, and desired him to ask Mr. Van Ness whether he would 'dispose of it or not. To sell the ring was of the question, especially 10 a person who had been sending us so many little delicacies, and the ring was according ly sent as a present to the senora with v , D ANNUM IN ADVANCE OR FIVE compliments. The next evening one of our female visitors remarked that the ring Senora Bustamente had re ceived from Mr. Van Ness was a beau tiful present.and that she was so proud ot it s.ie was showing it about am her acquaintances ! Here covery, and it is unnece that after this Don Tor sentially in our estim nothing to him about was useful in probably look money as any have done unt natives We had Jhat k e f - ot our comracf' s had were being brought into ti en We wafc , urn. iinu x jiuicn, mi 11 was ouf-hi450n hmit, and saw LTieut Bur gess and Scott. John C. Howard, and the Mexican Catsuit Manias standing in ironi 01 me 1 s on tne oano- te side of th 5 za. They were -J r , , .rfree miles from uaand quartered .. n , . , ,,orrioV;' n. Don . . ,r , . - . . , A?,l0?' Vacca' w.!,,oM,ad Prevl0usl; called upon us with provisions and from whom we had received many fa vors. Much as we wished to converse with our companions we were unable to communicate with them. A day or two after this Capt. Cald well and nine Texaii3 were taken pris-onersr-,J,''"e quartered a slib'ft dista! 4 the residence of our old 'i il, the man who sa ved our lnt In first taken. Bus tamente intoiiteru us that they had been taken prisonejby a large party near the Ansrostur d that the main bodv K'k L V -V U II J (: We at oncf small paiu' sent on in ay powered byi The gn tC Tnvo nj fidly approaching. luded that the two fOnsoners had been ijLand had been over Jers. xcitement now exis- ted in San uel. The rumors among were, that the Tex ans were ;ing an immense botiy. threatening the country with fire and swofd A wax figure ol the pat ron saint of the- town, San Miguel, to gether with a figure of the Virgin, were carried about, day after day, on a plat form. This was covered with a satin canopy, arid wa3 followed by all the men, women and children in the place. An old shaven-headed priest, with a dirty blanket tied about him witj a piece of rope, headed the procession prayer-book in hand, followed closely by a couple of performers upon the bandalon, the latter a species of sfriall guitar in very common use in Mexico. I will not dignify these fellows with the name of musicians, for they knew but one tunc each ; and as these tunes were entirely different, and were both played at the same time.it may be well imagined the sounds were horribly dis cordant. Every time the procession came in front of our prison it would.stop, and all would kneel down. Then every saint in the calendar would be called upon to aid them against, ana protect them from, the horde of barbarians and heretics inarching toward their coun try. All would then cross themselves, ihe band would strike up and the pro cession move on to some other point again to repeat ihe ceremony. In this way' the time passed from the 17th ol September to the 9th of October. News of the surrender cf Gen. M'Lcod's parly-The OJpers,ioilh Mr. Falcon er marched into San Miguel-Arrival of the men three days after 'Their Miserable Condition Lewis seen Our Tarty receive Flattering News Distribution of the Uoods oj the Texan Merchants-Agency of Lew is in this Transaction a Visit jrom Lewis', more of his Rascality, with oilier matters . , At an early hour in the morning of the 9th October our guard informed us that all the Texans had been taken prisoners near the Laguna Colorado, or Red Lake, a body of water some twenty or thirty miles south of the An gosturas. The news was immediately confirmed by the ringing of bells and a large procession, ihe patron saint of the town was again mounted on the platform, and as he was carried round the plaza the inhabitants returned him thanks for thus keeping them out of the hands of the heretics. These superstitious mummeries were bardly over before Gen. McLeod, Se- nor Navarro, and some ten or ratteen nflWr. were escorted into town and placed in the old quartet we had .occu rs . .1 r tt ...' 7 1 - 1 1 J lAi s -'7 pied on the day inai nowianu ana 1113 companions were shot. Although sor- rv to see him in sucn a pngnt 1 was still pleased OioU.ce , my old mend TTotnnpp amonjr ihem. Ihev fre quently passed witlv'yards of our prison on tneir wayxie j.liu jthus for water ; but we were not allowed to communicate with them in any way, and were consequently ignorant of the terras of their surrender. On the 12th October the Texan pris oners, numbering over one hundred and fifty, were marched into the jrtaza. Worn down by" hunger and fatigue, their pale and wan countenances show ed but too plainly that they had suffer ed immensely after we left them on Pa in Dura. The clothinz of many of them consisted of but a shirt and a pair of pantaloons, and the single blanket A TTT r" - w a- ' .v M 1 1 3 the peA jh advatfi TO TTT SiTTUJ (NO. LII, WITHIN THE YEAR.7 which had been left them by ihe brave and "honorable" Gov. Armijo was the poorest they were the possessors of at the lime of their capture. They were alltaken to a room on the opposite ; tn plaza, and there haddled 4 many sheep in a butcher's r4ya the same day Capt.' Lewis, well ostep an'J extremely well dressed, We s'aP to our quarters and took lodi- owever, as'" the same Jiouse in which we errands, e confined, although in a different toll OUtnfbm. Houp't to H as Iip nnscpr! ii6id lhat " mstanreu mat net Nsand see us in v ?"ed, how- a short tin ever, wit" and the, and uneasylo promise, sneaking e fellow whicn we all remarked7"till we could hard ly believe that he had been playing a traitorous or unmanly game. Thai night Buslamentece-'VAa our I 1 rS rfirticu- idr w as 10 ue rerfflsfc Governor. so soon as all. the prisoners had been sent off towards Mexico, and that from what we could learn he thought lhat Howard, Van Ness and. Fitzgerald would also obtain their liberty. His story was corroborated by others who called upon us. The next morning ffc'e waggons con taining the goods of the merchants were drawn into the public square, and the merchandize was taken out and dis tributed among the different Mexican regiments. Lewis was standing bv the waggons with the Governor, and fre quently pointed out a box of bale of goods which was placed in a large pile, apparently for him. All the while he appeared to be on excellent terms with the Governor and the Mexican officers, and was plainly seen and heard laugh ing and joking with them. How the heartless wretch could carry out bis villany, and act thus in the very faces as it were of his betrayed associates, is a mystery to me. The distribution of the goods lasted nearly the whole day, each company being paid off out of the plunder accor ding to the length of time ii had been in the service. In the mean time four of the Texans, among them a eruu- smith, a black-smith, a musician, and the hospital steward we had along with the expedition, were liberated by Ar mijo, and from our window we could see them walking at liberty. They were not allowed to communicate with us however, in any way. The Gov ernor wanted ihe services of these men his only reason forgiving them their liberty. Lewis frequently passed our win dow on the 14th and 15lh of the month, but not once did he offer to speak to us although he always bowed as he went by. That the fellow had been acting badly we had now little doubt, but the extent of his villany was far from being suspected. After dusk of the last men tioned day the nephew of Armijo cal led in to see us. He stated that, I was to be liberated immediately, and also gave it as his opinion that my three companions would be set free. The next morning Lewis entered our room. There was a hang-dog ex pression, if I may so call it, auout him which denoted that he had committed somj base action, so much so that he could not look one of us in the face. He however tried to convince us that he Was glad at having the opportunity at least of calling to bid us good bye said that for some reason the Gov ernor had given him his liberty that I was to be let ofFthe pext day, and that he would have one. more talk with the Governor and try to effect the libera tion of my companions. :After this he hurredly shook hands, said he was to start immediately for Santa Fe, and from that time to this not one of us has seen the wretch. It may appear sin gular, to marly of my readers, .thai .we did not at once suspect that Lewis had proved a traitor, especially with the ev idence before us that .neither Col. Cooke's nor Gen. McLeod's party had fired a gun before surrendering ; but they should bear in mind lhat Lew- is bore an exceneni reputation and was universally esteemed by all, and under these circumstances they will feel that we must , have been slow in har boring suspicion against him. It is hard to suspect one with whom we have long associated on terms of inti macy whose life has been unstained by a single bad act -of the blackest crime in the catalogue. That night a young Mexican called at our room and enquired the valuef several gold pieces. ir)ins possession, Eunong them English sovereign! and different American coins. He spoke broken English, and we afterwards as- certained, that Liewis had recommen ded him to some of our poor prisoners as a trustworthy fellow. 1 hey had given liini this money, some they had contrived to . secrete when they were searched and robbed by Armijo, to get changed into silver. It is needless to say that they never saw their money again 1 wo other circumstances I will tre late of Lewis, ori,e.of which shows that to his damnable treachery he added the mosi piuiui swinanng. 1 wo men, one of them named Farley and belo'iging tq his own company; the other Mr. Houghialing, a merchant, had succee ded in hiding their watches during the search; Of this fact Lewis became Santa FldCnu!lbefore rli ' ted that he w is: and sell then, for a .ZhV said they would need the hk7 the road, and that it would be impos sible for them to dispose of the watch-, es after leaving San Miguel ; but on the. contrary . would lose them if the Mexicans should by chance' discover them about their persons. Farley way gave him his watch with little hesijtt tion-Houghtaling did the same, 'fhat was the last tJicy saw of their property ! While at Chihuahua, some five weeks after this, 1 saw a espy of La Luna, a small paper published there., It contained a letter from Armijo to. Garcia Conde, Governor of Chihua-; hua, in which after stating that he liatl been successful in capturing all the Texans, be goes on to say : "In con sideration of the great services render? ed by Capt. W. P. Lewis, in assisting me to capture these Texans, 1 have given him his liberty and his goods' and earnestly recommend him 10 the notice of the Central Government !" When it is Known that all the' goods Lewis had along he could carrv in his hat, it is more than probable that the. Governor hired him to claim a largo portion of ihe. merchandize, which he afterwards divided with hirn, and thuSj defrauded the Government to which he was obliged to render an account of all the spoils taken. This . Armijo Is; kt.own to have commenced life as a stealer of sheep. From this lie turned to dealing montc, a Mexican game re sembling faro .After this, being an ambitious man, he learned to read and, write, and a revolution which occurr ed a few years since in New Mexico placed hirn at the head of affairs a position which he has since retained by. cunning, artifice, and by keeping the people completely under by his over bearing and tyrannical measures. The least offence against him is punished, with instant death, and in such arc iho. fnhabitants. kept of this modern Nero, that they are afraid to mention even his name except in praise. Of the two Lewis is the mostdeser-. ving of geneial execration. Armijo found biiii a fitting tool to assist in cap turing his former associates, and so lar, as the use he n-ade of him goes stands guiltless. But his violated faith, bro-. ken after the most solemn verbal and written assurances that the lives, prop-, crty and arms of the Tesfans' should be preserved and the latter returned to them, can never be justified. With the hope that .they will both . receive the full measures of their deserts? and with the full belief that such will be the case, I now leave these worthies for the present. BV BEQUEST. NOTHING TRUE BUT HEAVEN." The faithless worlds promiscuous elww, Allured by fancy's vision;. . The smiles of joy, the tears of wo,; Deceitful ehine, deceitful flow, There's nothing true but heaven. Fine gold will change, and diamonds fade, . Swift wings to wealth. are given.: All- varying times our forms inyade, The seasons roll, light Binks in shade, There's nothing firm but heaven. Creation? mighty fabric all, Will be to atoms riven, The stars disperse, the planets fall. Convulsions rock Jt his earthly ball. There's nothing lastsbut Heaven. Empires, decay and. nations die,.. . Our hopes, to. wjnds are given. The vernal bloom in ruin lies, Death reigns o'er all below the ekies, There's nothing lives but Heaven. . . . The world is poor from shore to shore, And like a baseless , vision, Its lofty dome, and ehining ore, , , And glittering gems are meanand poor. There's nothing rich but Heaven A 6tranger in this world unknown, From place to place, I'm driven, . My friends arc gone and I'm in gloom, y-?. And'swiftly passingjto the tomb, To rind a heme in Heaven. Time's fading glories disappear. Like changing hues of evening, Triumphant grace has quell'd my fears, Roll on ye suns,Jfly swift ye year?, And bricg me safe to Heaven. Adieu, all earth! v things adieu. o My eins are all forgiven, ; ,. , The charms of Christ have caught my view, And on to glory I'll parsue, To find a home in Heaven. , !,:, i, Downright Bigamy- A man. in rorth Carolina, ai different limes, mar ried thirteen wives, and a. reward offered for his a'pprehensiqn. person anxious to bring the. monster to justice enticed him into his. .house, and pur suaded hi3 wjfe tojchat.with him Juntil he could procujea constable. When he returned he, found that the culprit had eloped with his lady. Ftening Post ' D ALMOND CUT DAlMOP?D A lawyer quite famous for making a bill,' And who in good liquor delighted, ; Was bv a rich client invited:' But he charged six and ei ht pence for going to Which the client roon paid, thoasbi no nVnvr And in turn charg'd the lawyer for dinhrr and Wlne Mi . . . , One a crowis atKf jth? other a guinea But gossips, you know, have a saying in store, "lie, who matches a lawyer has only ons more." . j .-. The lawyer paid the. "money and took a ro- ce'PV... - . While the client 6taredat him in wonder; And gaveto kis friends with the produce a treat, . - , . But the lawyer soon made him knock-under. That his client sold wine information be laid vv lthott license, in spite f his storming; Tlciieat a good.thumpirrg penalty pa'id,; And the lawyer got bah for informing. But gossips, yob know, have a sayinj m stac 'lie M homatchea a lawyer has oalyoae ever 8een withtou K0 meg.