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
.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
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
' 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.''
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MnlinmetanUin in China.
Unlike Judaism, Mahometanism
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
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
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the Panlhas insurrection, that lasted
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Lift your lamp that through the shadows
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Though ye faint and, lamp extinguished,
Fear to meet His holy view;
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Christ shall light your lamp anew.
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