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THE NATIONAL TIUBUNE SUPPLEMENT: WASHINGTON, D. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1399: ning away, the moment the knight screeched; and. I will take my oath, lie had such a damnable appearance as be longs in nothing but the devil, or one of these pagan pods, who arc all devils. Had he been a man, 1 should have slain him, for 1 struck at him with my spear5 ' "Miserere mei'" groaned the knight, rising to his feet, 'they are all un earthed, Zayda a the temple, and he in the palace? ' Dm Amador trembled when lie heard his kinsman pronounce the name of Zny da, for he rcmemkcied the woids of Ja cinto. Nevertheless., he said, "Be not disturbed, my fa l Ik r; for we are none here but thy servants. ' "Ay! ' said the knight, looking- gloomily but 'sanely to his friend; "I afllict thee with my folly; but 1 know now that it will end. Let the boy Jacinto sing to me the song of the Virgin; I will pray and sleep." Don Amador let ked n und, ai.d Jacinto not being present, lerr.n to nnumhi that the page had been separated from him in the crowd, and that he had not been him since the moment of separation. None of the attendants had noticed him enter the courtyard; and a superstitious fear was min?fed v. ith his anxiety, when Don Ga briel, casting his eyes to heaven, said, with a deep groan: "The time beginneth. the flower is broken, and now. 1 see how each branch shall fall, and the trunk that is blasted shall be left, naked, to perish heck no more for the boy."' he went on to Amador, with a grave placidity, which, coupled with the extravagance of his words, gave the youth reason to fear that his mind, wavering under a thousand shocks, had at last settled down for ever in the calm of insanity, "seek for the good child no more, for he is now in heaven. And la ment net thou, my son Amador, that thou shalt speedily follow him; for thy heart is yet pure, thy soul unstained, and grace shall not be denied thee' ' "Jacinto is not dead, my father." said tl e neophyte earnestly; -and if thou wilt suffer Daltasar to remove thy eorsicr, and make thee a couch under yonder canopy, I will fetch him to thee presently, and he shall sing thee to sleep." "Remove the armor indeed, muttereu Don Gabriel, submitting passively, "for now there is no more need of aught but the crucifix, prayers, and the grave. Poor children' that shall die before the day ot canker, what matters it? 1 lament ye not, ye shall sleep in peace." Thus murmuring out his distractions, in which his servants perceived nothing but the influence of some supernatural warning that boded them calamity, the knight allowed himself to be disarmed anil laid upon a couch on a raised plat form at the side of the chamber, over which the voluminous arras that covered the walls were festooned into a sort of not inelegant tester. .Meanwhile, the neophyte, beckoning Lazaro with him, and charging him to make good search throughout the palace for the page, began to address himself to the same duty. And first, attracted by tne iignts and by Uie sounds of many voices coming from a neighboring apart ment, he advanced to the door, where lie was suddenly arrested by the appearance of a Mexican of very majestic stature, though clad in the same humble robes which had covered the attendants of Montezuma, issuing from the chamber, followed by a throng-of cavaliers, among whom was the General himself. At the side of Conez stood a boy, in stature re sembling Jacinto; and in whom, for a moment, Don Amador though t he had discovered the object of his desires. Hut this agreeable delusion was instantly put to flight, when he heard Don Hernandrt address him by the name of OrtecuilJa. and saw that he estrcised the functions of an interpreter. "Tell mc this knave, my merry muchacho." said the General, "tell me this knave (that is to say, this royal prince), "Cuitlahuatzin, that I discharge him from captivity, under the as surance that he shall, very faithfully, and without delay, command his runa gate people to bring me corn to the market, of which it is not fitting we should be kept in want longer than to-morrow. And give him to understand that 1 hold, as the hostage of his good faith and com pliance, the dog .Montezuma (translate that, the king his brother), who shall be made to suffer the penalty of any neglect, on his part, to furnish me with the afore mentioned necessary provision." The little Orteguilla. in part acquainted with the Mexican tongu?, did as he was directed; and the prince Cuitlahuatzin, (or, as it should be pronounced in ling lish speech, Quitlawatrin,) receiving and understanding the direction, bowed his head to Cortex with stalely humility, and immediately withdrew. Not discovering or hearing aught of Jacinto in this throng, Don Amador con tinued his search in other parts of the palace, the courtyard, and even the neigh boring street; but with such indifferent success that, when stumbling upon La zaro and made acquainted that he had been eouallv unfortunate, he began to entertain the most serious fears for the fate of the boy. "Perhaps he was carried off by the specter, ' muttered Lazaro.supcrstitiously, "jus his worship Don Gabriel as much as hinted." ' Or perhaps," said the neophyte, with a thrill of horror, "by some of those, bkiody cannibals, to be devoured' And 1 remember, now, that there were many savaees about me at the time: though I thought them Tlascalans. 1 would to heaven, 1 had speared the knaves that came between us; but I swear to St. John of the Desert, if tiiey have truly robbed me of the boy, and for that diabolical pur pose, 1 will pursue their whole raee with a most unrelenting vengeance." At this moment the cavalier was startled by a sudden -Hark1" from Lazaro, and heard, at a distance in the street, though objects were lost in the darkness, a great tumult as of men in affray, and plainly distinguished a voice crying aloud "Arma" arma' and -4irisfian-men, for the love of God, to the rescue of Christians beset by infidels'" i To be continued) EDITORIAL NOTE.-Thrilling events fol lowing Cortez's ipsult to Montezuma, when the aroused populace attacks the invaders, are described with charming style in the next installment by the author. The Now Copperheads. Z. C. Burdick, 3 lGtli 111., Marshalltown, Iowa: "It looks as 1 hough those Congress men who are maluttl lluuuL speeches against the Paris Tiealy are taking the same ground against the Government that the copper heads of the North took during the rebellion. Every old soldier knew that the speeches made and published against 1 he Government by that element cost ;ii the life of some of tLe best soldiers that tcr drew a saber or sho'ildered a musket.'' Tiy a Piano, Free. Mesrs. Wing & Sou, -I4G West Thirteenth St., New York City, will send to anyone a tine piano, freight all prepaid, for trial ami examination without cost. If interested in (irst-class musical instruments write them, saying roa are a reader of this paper, and you "'it. receive-spatial attention. It is the most liberal offer we have seen by any high ciao piano maker. MnlinmetanUin in China. Unlike Judaism, Mahometanism took a linn nom on uunn. me rui-nui, cni no, is the name given to themselves by the Chinese Mussulmans. The t exact meaning of the term is disputed, some holding that it has a doctrinal significa tion, while others say that it is merely the representation in Chinese characters of a Turkoman race-name applied to tribes in Turkestan. The Mussulmans .- rl -r I i entered China by caravans from the north and by sea from the south. The first mosque in China was built in 7-12 A. D., at Sian-Fu, in the province of Shen-si. Making its way into Kan-su about the middle" of the 10th century, Mahometan ism became permanently established there through the conversion of one of the leading Khans and a largo body of his followers. Later a vast immigration of Mussulmans, Syrians, Arabs, Persians, and others into China took place. Most of them settled in the country and inter married with Chinese women; in this way the racial peculiarities of the different nationalities have been lost. Tradition says that the first Mussul mans came to Canton under the leader ship of a maternal uncle of Mahomet, whose tomb is still an object of reverence for all Chinese Moslems. In 758 A. D. several thousand Arab soldiers ioliowed the first immigrants as mercenaries in the Chinese service, and when no longer required to assist in putting down rebel lions, refused to withdraw, and remained in the country, intermarrying with Chi nese women. The number to which the Mussulmans increased is variously esti mated, ranging from ten to thirty millions. The growth of the Moslem population would have been greater but for their con tinual rebellions, in which they were un sparingly destroyed, the number killed in Complete Premium List: i'.l lowing will be found a very attractive List of Premiums. They are all good articles none better. We do not intend, knowingly, to send onr club-raisers any other kind. The nnmber of yearly subscriptions required are indicated by the figures on the right. Get np a club while it is easy to do so. Size of Club. G.A.fi. 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We have two sets of this china: First, a 5G-piecc set, which consists of 12 plates, 12 fruitsaucere, a teapot and cover, a sugar bowl and cover, a creamer, one bowl, one dozen teacups, one dozen saucers to match, one bread-plate and one cake-plate. We have also a dinner and tea set combined, consisting of 81 pieces. This dinner set comprises 12 dinner-plate?, 12 tea-plates, 12 cups, 12sanccrs to match, 12 fruit-saucers, 12 individual butter-pl.itcs, two cake-plates, one teapot and cover, oi.e sugar-bowl and cover, one creamer, one bowl, one large meat-platter, one large, stylish gravy-boat, and one large vegetable - The Nethersole Bracelet. Our cut shews, very much reduced, the NetnersoU bracelet of sterling e:lTer. ic which are'attached tfcree heart charmt Tee C jpM5555?. far-. f Worth Earning. dish and cover, making in all a complete dinner set of 81 pieces. We will send the 56-piece tea set to any of our friends who will send us a club of" 10 yearly subscribers to The National Trib une at $1 each, and $1 additional money to help pay the expense of packing and ship ping. - We will send the 81-piece set to anyone who will send us a club of 10 yearly sub scribers to The National Tribune at 1 each, and only $2 additional money to help meet the extraordinary expenses connected with this offer. These handsome sets of china are securely packed iu barrels, and will be sent by freight, the receiver paying charges. The freight expense will be very trifling seldom exceeding 50 cents as we shall have them shipped from the pottery, which is 1 located in the center of the conntry bracelet is worn by many withoutany charms, and can be so furnished if desired. The hearts as well as the bracelet are sterling silver. The bracelet with the hearts asshown in the illustration will besenfc to any address as a premium for a club of lour yearly subscribers to The National Tribune, and the same bracelet without the hearts, per fectly plain, in sterling silver will be sent free postpaid for. a dub of tivo yearly subsenbers. TESTIMONIALS: Prosser, Neb. Editor National Tribune: I received my set of dishes to-day, for which I am very tnankfal. They came to hand in good condi tion and :s beautiful beyond my expecta tion. Will try to increase yonr subscription horn t'.rue to time. Kachael Steadman. Casey, -111. d:toi National Tribune: I received the , tea atl and am well pleased. I think they are worth more than the effort I made to get them Rose Rooks. 5S S RenntyivaniaAvenue. Standard Flags. Wo are prepared to furnish Flags without the outlay of Money. We will give them away as premiums to Club-Raisers a3 a re ward for various sized clubs of yearly sub scribers. 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GftxlOffc. 6.ft.xl2ft, 8 ft.xl2ft. 8 CtxlSft. 9 ftxMffc. 10 ftxlaTft 9ft.xl8ft 10 ft. xl8 ft. 12ftxl8ft 10 ftx20ft 12 ft.x20ft 12rft.x25 ft The Flag will be sent by Express, the re ceiver paying the Express charges, which should not usually exceed 40 cent3. - Saybrook, 111. Editor National Tribune: I received my flag. It is better than I expected, and well paid me for the work I did for you. I shall do all in my power to get all be old boys to take your valuable paper. Thos. A. Banks. Washington, D. C.