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X,;.. . Wi- n f l ne-u Uepuultcan'1 is tsstteo! every Saturday 'iltrain. ,Jl loerliiemenls and Communication) iSnbszrijtthn 'I hrrf I ,'. j '4 'i U 'ui ranee, or Four, if not ycid wlit-.h- s;a ivlh'af trr Kubscribht:, '"' i ' Adeerlixnnf-nls JV7 'nV (o?f .ot'W'e) or, less, first inrrrtion, One Lcll-tj; cacti si'br'qvnit insertion, Ilfty Vtp.ls, " . ' ' - - 11 nvFH I.I ilhllllTO Mir !Hi -V 'v nmure puiuicaiion musi oe nanaeu. tnoy iiurs day morning), . All dells for job work considered due on .f i- FRAXICLIX SGULE, EDITOR. 1112X7 SEHXE5' llTr SO'JL'n Jfc L E ATM C K M A N VOLUME XXlil WOODVILLE, (MISSISSIPPI,) SATU BD AY, JULY J 1, 184G. NUMlIER:;3f)t! ft j r) l V E T 11 Y . Tho Columbian, a ' New York Magazine., has the following Iranslalion from the Mexican pott ol' Vera Crux The vcracs huve much poetical m'isis ' , . -'RIO BRAVO." ' A MEXICAN LAMENT . Rio Bravo! Rio Brnvui ' - Saw men ever such a sihi? ''...,. Since the field of Honcesvallcs . .1 i. Scaled the fate of mauy knightl Dark is Palo Alto's story. Sad Resorca Falina's roDte, On those fatal fields so gory, , Many gallant life went out. There our heat and bravest lances ' Shivered 'gainst the Northern steel, ', ' Lett the valiant hearts that couched tliem, , 'Neath tho Northern charger's heel. Rio Bravo! Rio Bravo! - . . Minstrel ne'er knew such a fight. Since the field of Roncervulles Sealed the fate or many a knight. 1 : Rio Bravo! fatal river, '-'.'' ' Saw ye not while red with gore, -Torrcjohn all headless quiver, A ghastly trunk upon thy shore? " : Heard ye not tho wounded coursers Shrieking on your trampled banks, . ' ' As the Northern wing'd artillry Thundered on our shattered rank? There Arista, best and bravest, There Raguena, tried and true, . On the fatal field thou lavest, , Nobly did all men could do Vainly there those heroes rally, Caelile on Montazuma's shore, "Rio Bravo" "Roncesvalles," . Ye are names blent evermore. Weepest thou lorn lady Inez, For thy lover 'mid the slain, Brave La Vega's trenchant falchion i Cleft, his slayer' to the brain. Brave La Vega, who all lonely, ' ,.' By a host ol foes beset, . Yielded up his saber only, Whe.i his equal there he met. r Other champions not less noted, , ' Sleep beneath that sullen wave; Rio Bravo thnn has filiate, I An army to an ocean grave. On they .came, those Northern horsemen On like eagles towards the aun, , ) Followed then the Northern bayonet, . , And the field was lust and won. 0! for Orlando's horn to rally His Paladins on that sad eh roe, - "Rio Bravo" "Roncesvalles," ' ., . i Y w names blent evermore. - -j , .Firths. Kit ot4 War French Voujh TtERS. The Philadelphia Sentinel elate thut C. W. BerUatid,' Bonoftlie French General Ber tiand wilh five otlier Frenrhmpn, hav voluntor ed their services to (he United States Government in the war sgunst Mexico and have been accep ted. They pHsser through that city on tbeir way to the seat bf 'Hr. . Is them old follows alive now?" said an ur chin to the teacher. What old pel sons do you mean my dear?" -Wliy Paul and Luko and Detileronomy, and (hem." An advocate lately pained a suit for a very plain young woman. When Bbe was told of her success, she exclaimed, "I have nothing o repay you with but my heart.'1 "I shall not take any feos from you," answered the advocate, "you may hand it over to my clerk." ' ' , The N. Y. Mirror recommends that in tead ing (he tales of 'flying rumors,' thebe dropped o There is one mean rich man whom the Dfl. guertenns have tried ihreo times to fret a likeness of, but failed because he was too itingy to leave bis shadow! Now, my dear husband, why don't you call me by such names as other men call their wives'! Why, whut do other men call their wives, you . foult Why, they call 'my duck' and 'my dear and ell such kind of words. . ( Ull, VMltll in n UlltHl Why il'a a fowl, to be sure. . Right, now what's a deeil .. It's a beast, certainly. , . , V ell, I'll call you foul beast,'' now go about your business. . A Gem In an eccouut of a lost child in Missouri, going the newsnnner rounds we find a sentiment, that, for simple expression of that con fiding reliance on the Divine care, which should characterize a believer in a Providence, we have never Boon surpassed. The little boy, narrating (he incidents of his wanderings, when night came on, says "It grew very dark, and I asked God lo take care of little Johnny, and went to sleep." "Pa," said one of those precocious geniuses yestHrday, lor which the present age is so re remarkable, '"pa," said he to bis admiring sire, "ibe democrats must be very strong in New York, aiu'l they?" "Why do you ask that, sonny," said the affectionate father? "Because, saiif the ju venile piodipv, "the papers say that the democrats Scarry Naw'Yoik.'' . iSe falher insisted thsl Willinm shoold be forthwith sent to school. iV. O. Ddla. A man enteied a loom where two ladies were sleeping, in Albany, and stole iheir jewels, which eie valuable. An lnhnmn hearing of lh lar ceny, gallantly remarked) "An sure, the ladies wh were the most valuable jewels, he didn't touch I all?" ; A srhi'i lhoy calculates the value of (he world at one dollar, because it contains four quarters. THE F E .V C IDLES Gov. Drown and the Fenciblea. Gov. Brown comes down upon the Natchez Fencibles like a thousand of brick, in the Fret Trader. We jud from the tenor of the Governo.'s communication, lhal he wants to ''fight a due." He's as spunky as a mouse, lie make quite a plain showin g in justification of his course, if what he says is true but unlortunately we learn that no one believes him. The "honor and dignity of the State of Mississippi" must necessarily be high above par, since its govorner is courting the "code of honor,1' and insinuating that he would like to have "cof fee and pistols fur two!" We give a portion of the Governor's episile '.,', s ..... ''The Natchez Fencibles, who, having less cause of compluint, than any other company in the State, have made more fuss." I state incoti trovertnhle ficls. On the 2d d:iy of this monih, I received the letter of Thomas W . Clay, Capt. N Fencibles, dated at Natchez on the 1st, report ing his company "full, rank und officert, accord ing o (he requisition of the Secretary of War" these were his words were (hey true? The Lrequisitinn was for companies of 80 privates and thirteen commissioned and non-commissioned of ficers, 93 men in all.. ; ; Aly proclamation required I he Captains to re ceive no man who did not enter on a pledge of honor to march. when ordered now, I ask, had Mr. Clay a company of 93 men enrolled on. a pledge of honor to inarch when ordered, at ' the lime when h repotted! Had he a company at all such as was required? He had not, and he knew it, all Natchez knew it then, they know it now. 1 could not know that this report was untrue; it was presented to me on the morning of the 2d of this month. I believed it to be true and I ac cepted the company and iasned an order .(a Mr. Clay lo march to Yicksburg without delay , This order was delivered to him in Natchez on the third. Mr. C. did not march his company be cause at that time he had no company, lie diso beyed his orders. ; Ife did not march for nearly a week, and then went to Vickburg without a company, recruited there from early in the morn ing until 12 A. M. on ibe 9th and still had no company, lie was then allowed to recruit in the line, alter his men were drawn out Tor inspection. His roll was called over two or thiee times and still no company, such as was required by the Secretary of War. The company procured its acceptance by a fule report of the commander, and I submit, whether it would not have been jus lice to have rejected lAem after (his fact was made known. At no stage of the proceedings were the Fencibles ready fur inspection, In the first place they set out with a false report, and in the next place 'they ' disobeyed orders,' and in Ibe "third place, they leave (he placeiof rendezvous and come to Jackson, breathing denunciation against me, held a meeting and applauded denunciatory speeches made by men who came here with (hem, behave in the most contemptible manner Inwards me and have .the modesty , to complain " , that I declined leaving my chamber at a late i hour of the night lo come out and listen lo it. 1 his is the company thut complains ot me. I bis is (he Natchez Fencibles, who, came to Jackson nn a pilgumage of Valor (o insult (he Governor of the State. . This the company, which, with, Utile the than the name of the Natchez Fencibles,' boas! of its antiquity, f See nofej You now know (he cause which led to (he res jection of the Natchez Foncibles. If Capt. Clay stated in his report to the JNitchez meeting, oth er than what is herej stated, be h is said what is not true. It is said that more rigid rules were observed towards the Fencibles than towards any other company, l r.e statement go tar as 1 am con cerned (and so lar as I believe of Gen. Duffield) IS unqualifiedly false. I solemnly declare, and the public orders will show, (copies of them will be published when called for) that an indulgence was extended lo the Natchez fencibles taut was not extended to any other company in (he State As to burning or hanging me in effigy, I have this to Bay, that after such a fete of valor, the whole country will mourn th&t these brave follows were not sent to Mexico, Brave, valiant, chiv alrous men, lo perpetrate under cover of night what no decent man dart avow in open day. For my errors, if any errors have been com mitted, I ask forgiveness of the country. From thrs infnmity of my nature,! cluim no exemption. I may have erred, and who has not? I know that in all my efforts I have endevnred lo do right, and if I have spoken warmly, it is because I havo been calumniated, and. so help me God, whilst I have a tongue to speak or an arm lo strike, no nihn shall screen himself from scorn and contempt by columniating me. .Very respect fully, , . . - Your obd't.' serv't. - ' A. G. BROWN. Our attention Iirs been called to the fuel, that "marrying and giving in marriage" has become unusually common of lute. The papers contain a greuter number of marriage notices than usual, and we have heard of several long engagements lhat have been suddenly brought to that "conSu- mation so devoutly to be wished for." We were af a loss to account for this favorable tendency of the matrimonial market, unlil we met the follow ing quotation in a late number of the Savannah Iiepublitan. "When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out lo war, neither shall he be charged with any business; but be shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken." Deuteronomy, xxxiv. v. Thus we are enabled lo understand why it is so niiiny young gentfemen are flying lo arm of ihe fair. .They ' preter such engagements and such arm to the arms of their country and en garments with the Mexicans. Well. Daiby in (he Poor Soldier is not alone in his opinion when he snys: " "Xhe best of all glory under the aun , ' Is to eit by the fire 'till the tutors are done." ,! COLOXIZlTiQX. MEEJIXG. Rev. Dr. Winans spoke next. He alluded to thf report as containing an army of facts thut ouhl to be spread before the people, aid observ ed that no motive short of ah ardent love for Ihe cuu.se of colonization could have induced hirn (o leave ceatnio important eclesiasticul engagements in the South falluding to the General Conference of ihe Southern Methodist Church in which he was engaged. He wished he could bring lo Ihe defence of the cause greater ability, but lo his servicos such as thoy were, the society had al ways been and would nlways be heartily wel come. ' ' ' ' '," In the advocaey of this cause ha was an ama teur he entered upon it con amort, and was no feed advocate but was prompted by an affection for it, conceived at an early period of his life and increased with oiaturer years. ' lie was born to anti-slavery principles, nourished in them through his childhood and youth and those principles hd never fotsakerl him. They were now strong within him and he expected to die an anti-slavery man. (Applause.) For many years after becoming acquainted with slavery as ft mader of fact, or a combination of facts, he was utterly hopeless wilh regard to its eradication from the national system. The subject seemed (o him enveloped in utter dark ness; not a ray of light shone upon it, and for a long lime, (hough he desired it most devoutly, he saw not how; with safety lo Ihe country aod hap piness to the slaVt, it could be done away; and his cenviction was then, as now, deliberate and fixed, that (here could be no period lo slavery without Colonization the only alternative being the sacrifice of the public safoty and the ruin of the slave. (Applause.) ;' Colonization dawned upon the darkness which enveloped the subject and showed, tohis perfect satisfaction, (he means by which the country could be delivered from this incubus upon its prosperity and the- blol upon its ecutoheonr-a way consistent with the best interests of the na tion nd the happiness of the party lo be benefit ed by the emancipation. This point he did not design to argue, but be would affirm that colon ization was competent in due time to relieve the United States from the evil ol slaver (Applause.) and to put it among the things that ! ve been. 'lie advanced this position wilh perfect' confi dence and he would further affirm that, coloniza-, tion alone could effect this result a result desir able perhaps evert more lo the whites than (o the colored people themselves. But for the name of liberty he spoke advisedly but for (he name of liberty the slave of the United States was in the enjoyment of as much happiness as those of Ihe domestic classes the laboring classperhaps in any community on the face of the earth. (Ap plause wilh faint hisses, the latter being respon ded lo by repeated rounds of appluuse.). . The spake assured the audienc that trie Bpv platise disturbed him more than the hissing. (Laughter and renewed appluuse.) He had no doubt of Ihe truth of the position be bad taken. A statement of facts would bear him out fully. It was of vast importance that slavery should be banished from this land, aud he prayed most sin cerely that the time might come when the foot print of the slave should not be found on our soil. If he could live lo see that day he should shout most exultingly, albeit ha was no great shouler although a Methodist, (Laughter.) . There were, other consideiations which endoar ed Ihe colonization enterprise - he speaker. He was sure that the hearts of audience must have bh'd at (he simple, (out , narrative of the Capture of the Pons. They i.. t.iit talk as much as they pleased against Ihe cursed, hateful, odious slave trade might call it piracy and punish it with death still it would go on with an increase of its horrors. It could only be prevented and an nihilated by colonization, Belt the coast of Af rica with colonies and there would be no more slave trade, and peihops il would not cease unlil (hen. . But there was still another view of Ihia auhiuct. possessinu. ereal inleiest. The Africans have been considered as sitting in the greatest moral daikness as more estranged from the knowledge of God and ofsalvalion than any oth er nulion on the eatih. To enlighten them we have established missions, &e., at great expense both ol life and money an expense greally dis proportionate to ihe success. But this colony will become a mission and the Colonization So ciety one vast missionary enterprise a point from which light shall radiate into (he (hick dark oess tha( surrounds tho people. And now the Gospel takes hold of the heart of the African, brings him to the foot of the cross, clothed and in his right mind, and saves him onto everlasting liln. The reverend ccnllemon then noticed some of ihe objections made lo the colony of Liberia, as that the climate was unhealthy. He contended however, that it could ba proved by statistics that the mortality was actually less than that of any newly established colony. Mr. Seymour having enme over to take his family there if they will go aod to return without thein if they will not, was s sufficient answer to a thousand objections. The Speaker said he knew bu( one objecion and (hat was thai (he prosperity of the colony and its manifest capacity for becoming great aod prosper ous would excite the cupidity of Great Britain. He concludes an earnest and powerful address by declaring lhat he believed he should. die an arl vocale of this ei.terpiize, and that in heaven he should rejoice 'that he baB done what he could fr its promotion. ' ' Editorial BnMAnK.--,,How seldom it hap pens," said one friend to another, that we, find ed itors who are bred (o (he business" "Very" ie plied (he olher',"and have you not remarked bow seldom the business is tread to the editors-" A witness, on being questioned as lohis know ledge of the defendant in a certain case, senlen linuly replied that he had "boarded wilh him, gol drunk wilh him, 'and cowhidtd him" ' There are 1,555 newspapers in the U. States, and but 1,801 in all Ihe world beside. The press is the archiiuedeao leaver of knowledge. CO.XGllESS. . ' . Washington, June 25, lS4fj Senate. 17r. lhight, on leave, introduced a bill lo increase ihe pay of non-commissioned officers and privates of militia and volunteers, al so, to ullow the officers of the same a grant; of land in certain case. Il was read twice and re ferred lo ihe Committer on Military nfl'iirs. ' Mr. Pearce reported a bill providing for the publication and distribution of extra copies of the scientific woiks of the Exploring Expedition. '.'The resolution, .of Mr. Ilanntgan, providing for an adjournment of Congress on the 20th of July, wai, luken up. Hut Mr. II. being absent, a motion was made to postpone the subject itill Monday. ' ' ' . " Mr. Denton vehemently opposed it. on tho ground ih.tt it was the duty of Congrtss firsj lo provide lor the security ol our settlers beyond the Rocky Mountains: ...... ,, ... i Mi. Dreeze opposed the object on tho same ground. In addition lo this, he was unwilling1 to surrender the power gf adjournment In (he House, Mr. Sevier also opposed it. He wanted two weeks longer at least, for the maturing of impor tant bills now awaiting action. ' It was rather sin gular that those Senators' who now wanted to ad journ so early, were the very men who refused to meet early in the morning, and who refused, to sit on Saturday. ' ' - j Mr. Clayton moved lo amend by inserting "the first Monday in August." . . . j Mr. Fairfield said there has been plenty of time. Had (here not been seven months of lime? and ifSenatots had not made good use of (he time, was that any reason why, Congress should sil for months longer? He was in favor of inser ting the i'27ih of July,"as he thought (hut would afford ample (ime Tor every thing, provided that Senators would but work, lie was in favor of fixing a day, as experience had proved lhat when a day was fixed, the business would adnpt itself l it- Mr, Lewis said he took it for granted (hat do men who were in favor of a modification of ths Tariff, would think of adjourning on Ihe 20th of July, for he must know lhat there could not te lime to consider such a bill.joaving alone other important measures, I After a very animated debate between Messrs. Sevier, Webster, Benton, Dickerson and others, (he question was tukeu on a motion by Mr. Ben ton, to lay the whole subject oh the table. " I The vote was yeas 26, nays 23. ' So the whole matter was laid on the table. - ' I 1 A resolution providing for the daily meeting of (he Senate hereafter at eleven o'clock, was'oilor ed and laid over. i The Senate then resumed the consideration of the bill introduced yesterday by Mi. Benton, pro viding for the organization of the volunteer for ces,. brought into the service of Ihe United Stales, into brigades! add division, and fiic'tfiu' aimUit-, moot of the necessary number of general officers to command ihe same. ... Mr. Crittenden offered a long amendment to the bill, relative (o the appointment of the officers by the State. , ' 1 ' i This was debated at great length, after which it was rejected, as were also several other pro posed amendments. ' When this was closed, the Senate was still ia session; - , House of Representatives. After a call of the House, the consideration) of the Tariff bil) was resumed in committee of the whole. Mr. Winthrop strenously advocated the pre sent tariff. Messrs. Broadhead and Ewing followed on the same side. Mr. Hubbaad, of Virginia, advocated the free trade doctrine. Most of the members having gone (o dinner, a call of the House was ordered, but after a long time spent in (he cuBtomary formalities, the pro ceedings in (he call were dispensed with, and the House adjourned. ' : - '" '' i The fact is, those membirs who haye made tariffspeeches do not care about remaining, and those who do not intend to spsak, have no idea of suffering martyrdom by such repeated inflics lions. t . ' , i The general impression nnw iR. that Congress will not adjourn belure the middle of August. Dalt- Sun. HANNAH MOORE,. AH EXIEACT. . As T entered (be drawing room at Barley Wood, and approached the vonerable lady, my respect for her worth, and admiration of her tal ent mingled in a toeling nearly approaching to awe. I could almost hear ine Dealing oi my heart. I did nu( then know the gentleness of her's. She was over eighty years old, sealed in an easy nrm chair, and clad in grey silk dross, hor neck covered with a white muslin hanjkerchief, at ranged with a simplicity becoming .6 her age. Her beautiful silvery hair was parted on her brow; and her expressive bu( truly feminine -features were sliHdod by a simple and elegant cap. A shawl was thrown over her siiouldets, and as she rose to meet us, nothing could be more striking than her whole appearance, nothing in betlur Inste. There was no literary negligence, no stu died plainness in her attire; but all was simple; graceful and harmonious as her character, 6he turned her lustrous dnik eyes upon us as we en lereil; and as I attempted to kiss the hand she extended (owards me, wilh that feeling of venera tion which we oil experience while in tho pu s ence of a superior mind, the withdrew il from mine; and laying it upon my head, said, in a f i -vent though gentle lone. "May the God of all grace be your portion, my child t" I was dim p ly touceed my eyes filled with involuntary leois. She saw my emotion, and understood my silence with that tlecliio sympathy r.bicb exi-ts in feel ing hearts; then, immediately adJressieg the res! of ihe party, she led ibe convention to tiidifler- ent subjects. 1 never saw a more p.. ture of old age.. She looked like the venerable parent of meekness and gcutlencss, and the win ning tYlody of her voice, wilh the graceful ur banity of her manner, were so -captivating, that while ii hor society, respect and admiration soft ened with love, and one almost forgot that in the cause ol religion and virtue, she had unsparingly attacked the follies und vices of the day. In a letter lo her eioter, written in 1782, she relates tho following incident; ; The other morning, the captain of ono of Com modore Johnson's Dutch prtzos, breakfasted at Sir Charles Middleion's, & related the following an cdolc; One day he went out of his own ship to dine on board of another; while ho was there, a storm arose, which in a short lime inudo uq en tire wreck of his own ship, to which it was impos sible for hi in to .return.. He bad left on board two little boys, one four and the other five years old, under the care of poor black servant; tho people struggled to get out of the sinking ship in to a large boat, and Iho pour black cook touk his) two boys, tied ibom into a bay, and putting in a pot of sweetmeats for them, slung (horn across his) ' shoulder, and put them into.a bout. The boat by this time was quite full; the black was stepping into it himself, but was (oldby Ihe master (hot there was ro room for him, (hot either he or (he childi en must perish, for Ihe weight of both, must sink the boat. The heroic negro did not hesitate a moment, "very well," said he, ",lell my master to forgive all my faults," and (hen plung d (o (he bottom, never lo rise again (ill the "ea shall give up her dead. 1 told Ihe story (be other day (o Lord Monboddo, who fairly burst into tears. The Queen wants me lo make an elegy of it, but it is above poetry. From tho N. O, Picayune. . CVLIJVARY ART IN TEXAS PRAIRIES.' The following graphic account of the straits to wnich the Texan Hangers are sometimes reduced for cooking materials, addresses itself ti ,Uhej charity that belieyeth all Ihings" nevertheless many things have had Uieii day as south, which are not quite as credible as this. Theie is no com pulsion intended upon the credit of anybody, tho' the story, all must admit, is easier of deglutition than the mea( was when roasted. . , V Matamoras, June 3, 1S46. Rare wags may be found among the Texas vulunteers, yet (be funniest follows of all is a happy-go-lucky chap named Bill Deari, one of Chev alier'e spy company, and eaid to be one of the best "seven up" players in air Texas. While at Corpus Christi, a lot of us were silling out on the' sloop of the Kinnoy House, eaily one morning, when along came Bill Dean, lie did" not know a single soul in the crowd, although he knew we' were all bound for the Rio Grande; yel the fact that the regular formalities of, an introduction had not been gone through with, did not prevent his. stopping short in his walk and, ' accosting , us,.--His speech, or harangue, or what ever maybe termedrwill lose much, in the lulling,, vet I will endeavor lo put it upon paper in as good shape as possible. "Oh yes," said he, with a "knowing leer of the eye, "oh, yes; all goiu'down among tho robbers on the Rio Grande, are you? Fine limes you'll have over the left. I've been (here, myself; and done what h good niHny of you won't do I come back; but il I dtd'n( see nataral b 11; ia August at that I am a teapot. Lived eight days on one poor hawk and three blackberries could'nl kill a prairiu rut on tho whole route (a save us from starvation. The ninth day come, and we struck a small streak , of good luck a horse give out and broke down, plumb out in the centre of an open prairie not a stick in sight big enough to tickle a rattlesnake with, let alone kill ing him. Juit had time to save the critter by shootin' him, an that was all, for in three minutes) longer he'd have died a nnteral death. Il didn't lake us long to butcher him, nor long to cut off some chunks of meat and stick em on our ram rods, but the cookin' was another matior. I piled up a heap of prairie grass, for il was high and dry, aud sot it on fire; but it dished up like pow der and wont out as quick. But " S'But," put in one of his hearers, "but how did you cookyoui horse meat aflet that? . . -; . "How ;" ,, ' ' ,' "Yes, how ?" ...... "Why, the fire caught llio high grass close by, aud the wind carried the flames stieakin' across the piairie, I followed up (he fire, holding my chunk of meat direct ovei tho hottest part of Ihe blaze, & the way we went it was a caution to any thing Bhort of locomotive doins. Once in a white a little flurry of wind would come along, and the fiie would get a few yards the stnrt; bul I'd brush upon her, lap her wilh my chunk, and then we'd have it again nip and tuck. You never seed such a light race il was beautiful." , 'Very, we'vo no doubt," ejicula'ed one of the listeners, interrupting the m id Vag just in season, to give him a little breath; "but did yotl cook your meat in the end?" . "Not bad 1 didn't, I chased thut d ; d firo a mile and a half, the alinighieat hardest race you ever kcer'd tell on, and never gave it up until I run h'r riht plumb into a wet marsh; there tho fire and chunk of horse meat enme out even a dead heat, especially the meat." ' But wasn't it cooked ?'' put in another of the listeners. "Cooked! no! just crusted over a little. You diiii'i cook broken down horse flesh very ea sily, but when it curies to chasing up a prai rie fire with a chunk of it, I don't know which is toughest, the meat or the jwb. You'd have laughed lo split yourself (o have seen me in thut" I ace to see the fiie leave me nt times, and then to see me a brushiu'up on her again, huinpin' and ri'ioviu1 mvself as tho' I was a ronnin' agin some of those' big ten mile an hour Gildersleeves in ihe old Status. Hot I'atn goin' over to Ja k II iyne's to get a cocktail and some breakfast I'll see you all down among the robbers on the Rio Grande." .'.'. And so saving Bill Dean stalked off. I saw Ihe chap this morning in from of a Mexican on da. liyiug to talk Spanish with a Greaser and en; denvoiitig to convince him lhat he was a "d d robber. biicu is one ol bill Wean stories if I cm ' I only make il as eReclive on paper as did he in ! it would draw a laugh from those fund of tho ludic rous. G. W. K.