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ALA REGISTER. KOSCIUSKO, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MOKXIXG, JULY 15, 1843. NUMBER 13. "1 ,..ninnT MORNING 35 1 nP PBTNTBE. weekly at $2 per annum in 50 at trie euu nutmsnea ai o each continuance. irance or VERT1 first 'insertion and 374 cents IHO ... r 'rOKTKY. DESART GK1JJ.U, j,y LUCY T. JOHNSON. Thnre are no dews in desart lamia No showers refresh the. r ; skies; oft the winds sweep o'er their sends. And breath their voiceless sighs Thro'dei'ihs profound, where naught hath beeen . To glad the ever weaned scene. .!.. cniii in rinpnod vears. Soiei?,t'fl turmoil and erief; Iffton the last fount of Jalniy tears I TToth lentits laht relief, And when the lips oft pour their ephsi , O'er blighted hopes and broken ties. 0' in this world so full of tears, There is not one for me Thp fountain of my early years, Of heavenly drops so tree, Hath ceased to pour its natal tile When cares oppress, or ihs abide. Where h the balm to Israel blest, ThatGilead gave of yore! Can it not sooth the hearts to rest As it hath done beforel Mcthinks I hear a voice doth pay Pray thou, in fervent meekness pray, 'Tis done that prayer was not. in vain; Iisinccns reached to heaven; And sweet's the joy that springs again In chaste emotion given. Flow on, fiow on. balmy tears. As ye have ilo w'd in other years. So falls the dew on desart sands, And showers refresh their skies, I When from the founts of distant land3 Some grateful mist, may rise. And pour its l'resh'ning breath at last On all the melancholy waste. EluMoor, Scyteviber 1835. ME ROYAL FAMILY AT WINDSOR. We take the following "Peep at Roy- Iv from a visit to Windsor Castle, by Irs. E. 11. Steele, of New Fork, from le Ladies' Companion for May: ihemost nerlectot parks, is Windsor lark, as we gaze upon it over the bat- lements of this charming walk, solt- than velvet is the bright green sward grouped with the finest designs are e copses and groves, and contrasted ith the nicest care the different tints j the rich foliage around. Turning we ok upon the magnificent cast front of ie Castle, supported by four square wers, lighted with projecting bow indows of the Tudor style, and oriels icorated with beautiful tracery. Here e the dining, drawing, and private wis of royalty. From the library in if centre, a door opens upon the terrace, Km which a broad flight of steps leads wq into the blooming garden, glow gwith every shade, breathing por mc, anb decorated with statutes of "ze and marble. If you would see I e Queen, however, linger not to gaze the noble tress of the park or the brill-! nt garden ; but pass along the terrace, 1(1 decend the steps, when you will ld- yourself before the grand entrance W south front of the Castle. Then take Jm starion among that crowed of men ' women who line each side of the P which leads down to a gate at J'chthe Home Park ends. Bevond that ewe see a straight road" running y the Grand Park, gently rising ,,r'wee miles, at the si ,an equestrian bronze statue of George y Westmacott. This noble avenue 'men wit it c l ii i v iuwsoi irees on eacn tb between vahfu ; o .,u nc brand Park contains about one sand eighthundred acres, is stocked i 2 w deer an adorned with seve- retty royal villas, and contains the 'Jglakoiet of Virginia Water. oreT t Park are shades of Windsor ark Ljk around at these noble and Up at the State) vnrttU. nt. h IWteway, with the fnfYork fc.,L. "w mafrniricent hftl4mfnt t .ration of vonr min .u xthnart p u Cuecn who Jesovcra mAJ human race, and upon 3nU ",uus ine sun neve sets. The -csoroe of therm very well dressed, and are, many of them, strang ers; but the greatest part are wives and daughters of the shopkeepers of London, adorned with gay silk dresses, bonnets covered with flowers and ribands of eve ry different hue, with that taste lot glar ing color which characterizes a cockney lady. The people become fidgety, peep through the iron bars of the gate into the quadrangle, and question the scarlet clad sentinels who are passing constant ly before the entrance. At length a man appears; he unlocks the gate: we all form a line, and he passes along; en treating us to stand back a little, and make a broader path, "as her Majesty rides anew horse, and is fearful he may injure some of the people." "Perhaps she is afraid some of her people may in jure her," said a man at my side; and, as it was soon after the attempt upon her life by Bean, that might have been her idea. The man retires and locks the gate we all stand tiptoe, watching now they are thrown open wide, and a young lady and gentlman quietly come forth on horseback. Their dresses were exact ly as one would see on dozens of fair equestrians in London and New York. She wore a blue broadcloth habit with a small linen collar, and lead-colored kid gloves. Her hat was the usual riding hat of black beaver. His dress was the usual dress of a gentleman, and his hat was gray beaver, with a black crape band, in honor of the lute Duke of Or leans. These were the Queen of Eng land and Princo Albert, her consort. Shade of Elizabeth! how would the ruff sink down with amazement, hadst thou beheld thy descendant then! I, who had only read of Queens in books which tell of their grand doings and their gor geous robes, was not quite prepared for this simplicity. Behind her rode the Prince and Princess of Liencngen, simi larly attired except that her hat wanted the short black feather which the Queen wore. A barouche, filled with four of the royal suite, and two outriders, com nletcd the cavalcade. Victoria is of middle size, and rather plump. Her hair is of a dark brown, plaited on each side, and tucked behind the ear. Her features are like the portraits we see of her her l. fit I I It I eves bright, fene looked uetore ncr with a flushed and anxious air, and bowed slightly on each side, with a sweet but pensive smile, while the peo ple around took off their hats andw cour tesied in silence. Prince Albert "raised his hat several times. It was expected she would have passed down the path, but pointing with her little hand to the left, an equerry rode forward the line was broken, and the party trotted over the grass, much to the disappointment of the spectators below us. As they gravely walked over the grass 1 looked after them, and thought how much hap pier and merrier a partv would they have been if they had not been so exalt ed in station. Alas! how sad a thin is royalty. What an infatuation to place one of our kind, inheriting all our pass ions, and affections, and frailties, upon a pedestal where they must live the part and enact the scenes which are expect ed of them, whatever the distaste, the joy, of the sorrow they may feel. Domestic lite is but a show; they must live in public ay, live as it pleas es the public, or they are rudely torn down from their high place, and given to wo and death, or banishment. As the royal children were also to be driv en out, we lingered with the rest to see them; for a royal baby was anew sight to me. A barouche, with four horses and outriders, came from the gate, all the horses being singularly mottled with white spots. Upon the back seats were two ladies and the children. His Roval Richness. Albert, Princ of Wales, sat in his nure's lap; his little bright eyes peering about with delight that he was to be taken a ride, ins nurse held him up to the adoration of his future subjects; and he held up his head, as if he tried to look the prince. He wore a straw hat, the broad brim turned up in front, with a band of black crape. The Princess Royal seemed at a game of fisticuffs, as if "fighting with her nurse for the parasol. Fie, what a naughty princess! Her frock was a whito cambric, with a broad silk sash; and on her august head she wore a bon net of white drawn silk. Upon the front seat road the dowager Lady Littleton, head nurse. As the children take pre cedence of this stately, rich-attired ladv she sits in front. A stout, hale old fel low near me seemed charmed with pug nacity of her royal highness Adelaide Louisa Victoria, and he swore she was a true child of John Bull. The people around all seemed charmed with their little masters and their beloved Queen. THE CHARM OF WOMAN. There are many defects in the charac ter, but beauty and gentle manners in the great estimate of women, go lar to wards supplying their want oi energy, and even tneir want of heart. It is as a wife that these defects ap pear and grow upon the disappointed hus band, like frightful figures exhibited by a magic lanthorn, increasing in hideous ness as they increase in magnitude, and distinctness. It is when the doating lover begins to suspect that the silent ness is in reality the silence of the soul the calm of imperturable stagnation, when he discovers that he has devoted his first and best affections to a beauti ful but marble statute; when he returns to his home, which ought to be 'an ever sunny place,'and finds nothing but the yawning vacancy of a cold and cheer less void; when he pour3 his fresh warm feelings that burst in unstudied language from his burning lips, upon the stony surface of an insensible heart, and that heart a womans! It is then that he sinks back repelled and blasted,as if the bloom ing charms he once adored were ex changed for deformity and horror. Oh! it is by the secret fountain of ne ver changing love the well of inexhaus tible refreshment in the desert the rose that blooms forever beneath the sun shine of one beloved eye the voice that rises in continued strain of meledy above all the discord of the world the bird of beauty, whose faithful wing is never fol ded save in its own sheltered nest the pure unsullied stream, offering sweet ness and balm in every bosom it meets, but reserving the full tide of its gladness for one it is by such mystical symbols as these that we would describe the nat ural, the distinctive, the holy charm of woman not by her perfect form, her ruby lips, her sparklings eyes, or her silken tresses, whether they fall in raven messes over a marble brow, or glitter in tiie sunDeams line mreaus oi gold. wavin? such an exhausted condition that her recovery. i3 doubtful. She was a sober worthy, industrious woman, while her husband bore quite a different charac ter, though sober at the time. Yesterday morning McKenzie was taken to the Upper Police and committed to answer, his wounds having been previously dres sed. As Mr. Jackson could not find the instrument with which the wound was inflicted, officer J. S. Smith went to the residence of McKenzio yesterday morning, and found over the oven, in the room he had occupied, the bloody raizor, with which the deed had been done, which he took to the upper office. IV. F. Sun. Signs of Haiti. When the moon is o a pure silver lolor, good weather is indi cated; but when it has a browen or ches nut colored tint, rain may be expected. This is owing to the effect of the vapor in the atmosphere in refracting the moon's light. An erect moon is general ly threatning and unfavorable, but par ticularly denotes wind; though if she appears short and blunted horns, rain is rather to be expected. One of the surest indications of approaching rain, is the appearence of a halo round the sun or moon; (if in summer, rain; in winter, snow.) A red color of the wetsern sky, at sunsets, especially when it has some what of a purple hue, is a sign of cood weather The absence of vapors from the tops of lofty eminences is a very favorable omen, while the contrary is almost an iveriable prognostic of rain. When the stars look dim, rain may be expected; and the rain which falls under such circumstances is gentle, and of long continuence, and often extends over a large tract of country. Attempt to murder a wife and to commit Suicide. A Scotch laborer named David McKenzie, who occupied appartments with his wife and four chil dren in the rear basement of a house in the 10th Avenue, near 16th streets re turned home last Monday night between nine and ten o'clock, and seizing his wife, cut her throat, while the children slept in an adjoining room. The screams and cries of the wounded woman aroused Mr. Samuel Jackson, who kept a grocery overhead, who running down, met the woman coming out wi!h her throat cut; bleeding profusely, and anxions for life. lie entered to the rear Dasemeni wun her, where he saw the hnsband standing on the floor with his throat cut, also bleeding freelv; and, when charged by his wife, he said he had cut her throat and done the same thing to himself. Watch man West was called in, who took Mc Kenzie to the watch house; on the way to which, the latter said he cu t his wife's throat and his own too deterrning to die both together. Mr. Jacksonsentirnmedi ately for Dr. Catham, who came, found the wound in the woman's throat three and a half snehes long and one half to ihrec quarters of an inch in width which he sewed up and dressed, leaving her in Late from Brazil. By the arrival at New York of the barque Hortensia from Rio de Janeiro, whence she sailed on the 27th of April, files of the "Jornaldo Commercio" to the 24th of April have been received. On the 19th of April the Baron Langs dorrff', Ambassador from the King of the French, had his formal reception by the Emperor, to ask the hand of the Princess Francesca Carolina for the Prince de Joinville. The Emperor and the Princess both formaliy assented to the proposal of the Ambassador, and the marriage was to take place about the 3d or 4th of Maywhen the Prince was to sail direct for France with lu3 bride. The inhabitants of Rio were much pleased with the marriage. The Emperor had sent a frigate to Naples to bring home his Empress, the Neapolitan King's sister; she was looked for daily. The advices received at Rio Janearo from Montevideo were to the 15th of April. The town still maintained itself against the beseigers, and was expect ed to hold cut. Admirable Brown took possession, on the 7th, of the island of Rafos, and at tempted to obtain a quantity of powder that was stored there: but the English Commodore claimed it as Brittish proper ty, and Brown gave it up. He sailed on the 9th and returned on the 12th;but was off again on the 13th, being ordered away, it was said, by. Commodore Pur vis. On the same day an English sloop of war and brig joined the Buenos Ayre an squadron; and on the 14th the squad ron appeared without colors flying, which seemed to indicate that it had been captured by the English. This was said to have been caused by Brown's overhauling an English brig from Mal- donado, and making her come to anchor. Ihe United btates ship Columbus and schooner Enterprise arived on the 22d of April off Monfe video. Picayune, A Scene, mournful but sublime. One of the missionaries at the Sandwich Is land, giving an account of the recent sei zure of the islands by the British, slates the fellowing particulars ot the last act in this affair, so disgraceful to the men by whome the surrender was basely compelled. After the King had finally given his reluctant consent to the cession, nothing remained to be done but the signing of the papers. "When this last act was to be perform ed, an affecting scene ocenred. The chiefs set silent for a season in sadness, struggling to suppress the emotions of their heaving breasts. One proposed prayer. They all kneeled down and prayed; and after the prayar was closed, they all remained kneeling for several minuts. After thev arose, the King and nremier stepped forward, and with ach ing hearts ceded away their islands by subscribing the requisite proclamation." If this act of the British officer is ap proved by his Government, we trust that the historian, in recording the vie. tory of England over King Kamehame- 1a, will not torget to write down the ncident we have here related. A few years ago, this island King and his sub jects were heathen. Under the mflu- ence oi unnstianity, mey nave Deen raised to the enjoyments of liberty and civilization, and in the very infancy of their new existence, they are summoned to surrender their all to foreign masters at the month of the British cannon. New York Observer. Jacob Ridgvoay died lately in Philadel phia, leaving an estate of three millions and a half of dollars. His heirs are a son and two married daughters. He made legacies of about $50,000 to ser vants and clerks in his employ.