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THE NATIONAL TEIBUNE SUPPLEMENT: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY. JANUAHY 19, 1899.
-very pale; and hq strode forward with an
'uncertain Rait, as if feeble from the loss
of blood, or asitated by shame and despair.
Nevertheless, he spoke with a firm and
manly voice, when he found himself con
fronted with his vanquisher.
"Thou mavest congratulate thyself, Cor-
tez," said the fallen chief. "Thy star has
the ascendant, thy fate is superior; and
so much do I admire my own mis
fortune, that I could compliment thee
upon it, did I not know it was wrought
less b' the valor of my enemies than the
perfidy of my friends."
"Thou doest thyself, as well jas all
others, a great wrng to say so, orother
Narvaez," said the victor, gravely; "and
it would better become thee magnani
mously to confess thou art beaten by
thine-own fault rather than to follow the
example of little-minded men and lay the
"T)la"me upon others.'
. ."I confess that I am beaten," said the
captive; "and that the shame of my de
feat will last longer than my grave. But
I aver ta God, and I maintain in thy teeth,
though I am but a captive in thy hands,
that this victory is altogether so miracu
lous, it could not have happened unless
by the corruption of my people."
"To heaven and my good' soldiers it is
all owing," said Cortez, composedly; "and
so little miraculous, my brother, do I
mvself esteem it, after having twice or
thrice beaten :J0,O30 Tlascalans at a time,
all'valiant men, that 1 vow to thee on my
.conscience, 1 cannot do other than con
sider this triumph as altogether the least
of my achievements in Mexico."
Then said Cortez, rising, and speaking
with-dignity: "The foolish rage that pro
voked tbec to set a price upon my head
I remember not; the madness that pro
claimed these true and most loyal men
for rebels and traitors must be passed by
as other hallucinations; but as, in doing
this, thou hast greatly injured and jeop
arded the interests of thy master the
king, thou art worthy to suffer the death
of a rebellious subject, for as such thou
"Nevertheless, I will "do thee a grace
thou wouldst not accord to me; I will con
ceive that, however traitorous have been
thv actiyns, thou mayest have been faith
ful at heart, mistaken, but not disloyal:
in which thought I give thee thy life, and
will recommend thee into the hands of his
majesty for judgment and mercy."
The conqueror waved his hand, and
Narvaez was led away: to terminate, in
-after years, a iifc of mischance by a death
f-misery, among those ruder tribes of the
Nortli, tind to add his melancholy tale to
the gloomy histories of De Leon and De
To be continued.)
EDITORIAL KOTE.-Romantic details of the
advance of Cortez and Ms army to the curious
. .and warlike Republic of Tlascala existing in
the" heart of the Mexican empire will be in
clude! in the next installment, as well as
new passages in the experience of Amador
with the mystsrious Moor and his child.
. JOHN BUi$S OF GETTYSBURG.
A -Gcrinantown Comrade Adds a Chapter
to tlio History of a Hero.
Editor National Tribune: I was much
pleased with the correspondence in the
issue of Nov. 10 between Doc Aubrey and
Gen. Callis, 7th Wis., in regard to 'John
Burns of Gettysburg, who was a pronii
""hent figure"in the battle. This incident
j .interests thousands, and I desire to add
to it another chapter of Burns's arrival on
the battlefield. To give a correct history
of John Burns would fill a volume.
Historians and guides, like Capts. Long,
Minnigh, Gilbert, Pitzer, and others,
speak in the highest terms of the old hero,
as does Gen. Huirlekoper, 150th Pa. Gen.
Doubleday, in his official report, savs-
.ilfy-Uianks-e due to John Burns of
Gettysburg, who, although 70 years old,
shouldered his gun and offered his serv
ices lo Col. Wister, 150th Pa., and at his
request fought with the Iron Brigade in
McPherson's woods." Here he fell
wounded. The fact that Burns took Col.
Wister's advice speaks well for his de
votion to home ami country.
Allow me the privilege of giving to your
readers an abstract taken from Col.
Chamberlin's address at the dedication
of the 100th Pa. monument at Gettjs
burg. He said:
"While we were watching and waiting
(July 1) our attention was called to a
man of bony frame, iho appeared from
the town carrying a gun at a 'trail.' Ho
wore a swallow-tail coat with brass but
tons, and an old high silk hat. As his
course brought him opposite the left wing,
he metMaj. Chamberlin, and asked:
'"Can I fight with your regiment?'
"The Major answered: 'Yes;' but seeing
the Colonel approaching, said: 'Here is
our Colonel; speak to him.'
'"Well, old man, what do you want?'
bluntly asked the Colonel.
"'I want a chance to fight with your
"'You do? Can you shoot?'
'"O, yes'; and a smile crept over his
face, which seemed to say, 'If you knew
that you had before you a soldier of the
War of 1812, who fought at Lundy's Lane,
you would not ask such a question.'
'"I see you have a gun, but where is
"Slapping his hand upon his bulged
pockets, he replied: 'I have it here.'
"'Certainly you can fight with us,' said
the Colonel; 'and I wish there were more
"He advised him, however, to go into
McPherson's woods with the Iron Brigade,
where he would be more sheltered, with an
equal chance of doing effective work.
With apparent reluctance, as if he pre
ferred tlie open field, he moved toward the
woods; and history has written the name
of John Burns on the roll of the world's
heroes, and his brave conduct is linked
with the glories of Gettysburg."
The heroic action of Burns while fight
ing with the Iron Brigade in this historic
woods, until he fell wounded, has been
faithfully told by the lamented Callis and
other heroes of the 7th Wis., and have
been read by thousands. Most of the
actors in that hotly-contested struggle of
July 1, including Gen. Doubleday, Gen.
Callis, Gen. Wister, and the old hero
Burns have answered the last roll-call.
Burns died at Gettysburg, Feb. 4, 1872.
His remains repose in the beautiful Ever
green Cemetery, adjoining, the National
Cemetery, at Gettysburg.
The humble grave of Burns is visited
by hundreds of people from all parts of
the country, and, I regret to say, they find
it the most inferior in this beautiful and
historic city of the dead. A cheap stone
is there, and Post 9 and Post 6, G.A.IL,
have placed their markers there to keep it
company; also, to tell the world that Get
tysburg's hero is sleeping there.
Surely, Mr. Editor, Burns deserved a
neat monument, cither at his grave or at
the od historic McPherson farm, where
he defended home and country. Efforts
have been made by G.A.H. Posts, par
ticularly Post 6, of Germantown, their
efforts being seconded by the Survivors'
Association of the 150th Pa.; Congress
has been asked, but, as yet, all have
been in vain. Comment is unnecessary
N. K. Ployd, 119th Pa., Germantown
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of de woodpile.' An' den, I fainted."
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