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^ .,. (i ,. .,,,»,,,,*., .j^:.,,^,,.;,,,^, :- TELL5™5ECRET. "SINCE I USED Jtoy Clothes are whiter, my Health better, my Labor less" BEST. PUREST 5 MOST ECONOMICAL soLDCvommne fflERKFAlRBAIiKCOyPAHY.CiucA«x MADt •r OW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPRING WORK. The first thing necessary n good comfortable sh >es and you \vill find the best line at MOORE'S SHOE STORE Also the best lines of fine shoes at most popular prices. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY South Side Fifth Street, CARROLL, IOWA. WANT THE BEST THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD For the renders of THK BENTINED, and we have made arrangemente whereby we can give the beat weekly newspaper in the world, The Mew M World Together with THE WBEKJ.Y SBNTINE for the price ot THE SBNTIKKL alone. No other newspaper has GO much varied and special matter for its weekly edition ae THE WORLD, and we (eel that in offering BOTH PAPERS FOR We are giving onr eubROribers the beet premium we could offer them. Don't delay, bat send in your Baboonption at onoe. Bvmember, The New York World and The Weekly Sentinel For Only $2 for One TZ ear. THE SENTINEL. Carroll, Iowa. SYNOPSIS. Thomas Wlnglleld was born In England of nn English father and a Spanish mother. Hl« mother confided to htm tout a oettaln Spaniard hod sworn to tske her life. .. » , 0 i. It-One day, when Thomas was about 18, he went out Into the ninytlelIs to a tryst with .Lily Bozard. A Spanish stranger attacked him on the road, and the boy cudgeled the rufflnn Into helplessness, leaving htm tied to a tree. Ill -Lily's father detects Thomas kissing tho maiden to seal a love compact and forbids further meetings of the lovers. Returning home, Thomas Units the Spaniard gone and bts rooth- «r lying dead on a scene where footprints betray a struggle. iv—The mother has been stabbed by tho Spaniard, Jean de Gnrclu, her cousin. Thomas' father tells the story of his own early udvont- uresln Spain, of \)i Garcla's passion for his cousin and the vow to kill her because sho lied the country the bride of n deadly enemy. Thomas swears vengeance on De (iiireln. V- Ho Bails for Spain. Lily Bozard pledges eternal love. Viand Vir-Tbomns Is a medical student snd finds employment In Seville with n popular quack—Dr. Fonseon. Be meets Do Garcia and Is prevented from killing him by a woniiui whom the villain has wronged. Till and IX—Fonseca dies and leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Garcia has gone tn the Spanish Indies. Thomas sends his wealth homo to propitiate Lily's father and sails for Hls- X—Thomas Is shipwrecked In the Indian seas, escapes De Garcla'a power and falls among the Indians ot Tabasco, where a native maiden named Marina saves htm from lacrlflue. XI—llontezuma's nephew, Gnatemoe, befriends Thomas and takes bim to the capital. Thomas saves the life of the prince when ho Is attacked by a fierce pnma. XII and XIII—In Honteznma's palace Thomas meets Otomle, the Emperoi'e daughter. He Is made a god and doomed to sacrifice according to Aztec custom, with one year's gt ace. The Spaniards land on the Mexican shore. >i XIV and XV—Montezuma's kingdom \a disturbed by evil omens and Huguretb. Four Mexican maidens are chosen as earthly bilrtes of the god Tezcat, and Otomle is one of them. She discovers bis love for the faroft Lily, renounces her brldesblp, but resolves to die by hit side on ihe altar of sacrifice. """ CHAPTER XVI. THE FOUR GODDESSES. Some weary time went by, and at last oame the day of the entry into Mexico of Cortes and his conquerors. Now, of oil the doings of tho Spaniards after they occupied the city I do not propose to speak at length, for these are matters of history, and I have my own story to tell. So I shall only write of those of them wit. which I was concerned myself. I did not Bee the meeting between Montezuma and Cortes, though I saw the emperor set out to it clad like Solomon in his glory and surrounded by bis nobles. But I am sure of this—that no slave led to the sacrifice carried a heavier heart in his breast that that of Montezuma on this unlucky day, for now his folly had ruined him, and I thtok he knew that he was going to his Afterward, toward evening, I saw the emperor come hack- In hlsgo)den litter and pass over to the palace built by Axa, his father, that stood opposite to and some 500 paces from his own, facing the western gate of tho temple. Presently I heard tho sound of a multitude shouting, and amid it the tramp of horses and armed soldiers, and from a scat in my chamber I saw tho Spaniards advance down the great street, and my heart beat at the sight of Christian men. In front, clad in rich armor, rode their leader, Cortes, a man of middle size, but noblo bearing, with thoughtful eyes that noted everything, and after him gome few on horseback, but the most of them on foot, marching his little array of conquerors, staring about thorn with bold, wondering oyes wad jesting to each other in Castlllan. They were but a handful, bronzed by the sun and scarred by battlo, some of them ill armed and almost in rags, and looking on them I could not but marvel at tho indomitable courage that had enabled them to pierce thoir way through hostile thousands, sickness and war, even to the homo of Montozuma's power. By tho side of Cortes, holding his stirrup in her hand, walked a beautiful Indian woman dressed in white robes and THE CHICAGO TIMES ESTABLISHED F D E3OF 3 3LiEQ'S 8, 12 and Itt Dully. :J2 to 48 PugeH Sunday. No great daily in the United States is so closely in touch with Cue people as THE CHICAGO Times. Its policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. The Times holds that existing social, political and industrial conditions are not founded upon the principle of equal rights to all and special privileges to none. That under existing conditions injustice necessarily is done the mass of the people. The Times has its own convictions as to how these conditions may be amended. While urging its own beliefs strenuously and intelligently it does not dismiss with contempt or without a hearing the advocates of other economic reforms. The Times is fearless in its utterances and unswerving in ite devotion to the great body of the people. The Times believes in free speech, the free coinage of silver, and radical tariff reform. The Times believes in government control of all natural monopolies. The Times believes in such a tax on land values as shall lighten the burden of the fanner and make the owner ot valuable city property pay his just share. Tlw Times believes in the wisdom and good faith of the people. The Times prints uH tho news from all the world in a manner interesting and instructive to all the people. 8EM!> VOW HAMl'IvJS COPIES. ., Read the People's Paper. of Cortes walked 4 beautiful In By the tide .. ndlun woman. crowned with flowers. As she passed the palace she tUruod bor fuco. I know her at onoo. It was my friend Marina, who hud nuw attained tho greatness -which sho do- ulrod, and who, notwithstanding all the evil that sho had brought upon nor country, looked mart happy In it and lu her master's love. AH tho Spaniards Wont \>y I Marched thoir fiuxw ouo by one, with tho vague hope of hute, for, though tt inlijht wollohunuo that dooth hud put u* out of each other'* roach, I half thought to sou Do Gurelu among tho number of tho conquerors. Such a (jui'i:t us Uiolrs, with its promise of blood and gold und to his evil heart should it l>e in lits power to join It, und i» utrungo lubtlnet told me that ho vvui uot duud. But neither duad nor living was bo among those inon who untorcd Mexico that day. That nlglit IwtwUuaUinioo tuiil iwkixl hint how things wont. "Well for thu klUi that roo*t« lu the duvtt'H nest," ho unsworn!, with u bitter laugh, "but very 111 for llmdovo. Monte zumu, my uncle, hiwlxxtn ruling yonder," 11 ml ho pointed U> the puhtcu of AJsu, ''mid tho oupUiiu of tho Tuuli's IIIIH uooul lu an- BWer, but though lie tried to hide U 1 could lioar thohuwk'a hhriuk in his pigeon's note. Kru long tliero will bo merry doing* iu TwioutiUiui." lie wu* right. Within » week Moiitesu- inu won truuchwourty nulml by the Spun- u prisoner lu thalr Quar- ters, watched day and night by their soldiers. Thau camo event upon event. Certain lords on tho coast lands, having killed some Spaniards, were summoned to Mexico by the instigation of Cortes. They oamo and wore burned alive In the courtyard of tho palace. Nor was this all, for MontczuinA, their monarch, was forced to witness the execution with fetters on his ankles. So low had the emperor of tho Aztecs fallen that ho must bear chains liko a common felon. After this Insult ho Bworo allegiance to tho King of Spain and even contrived to capture Cacnma, tho lord of Tezcuco, by treachery and to deliver him into the hands of the Spaniards on whow he would have mado war. To them also he gave up all tho hoarded gold and treasure of the empire to tho value of hundreds of thousands of English pounds. All this tho nation bore, for it was stupefied and still obeyed the commands of Its captive king. But when he suffered the Spaniards to worship the true God In one of the sanctuaries of the great temple a murmur of discontent and sullen fury rose among the thousands of tho Aztecs. It filled tho air, it could bo heard wherever men were gathered, and Its sound was liko that of a distant angry sea. The hour of the breaking of the tempest was at hand. Now, all this while my life went on as before, save that I was not ullowd to go outside the walls of the palace, for it was feared lest I should find some means of intercourse with the Spaniards, who did not know that a man of white blood was confined there and doomed to sacrifice; alao in these days I saw little of tho prln- « Otomie, the chief of my destined brides, who since bur itrange love scene had avoided me, and when wo met at feasts or in the gardens spoke to mo only on indifferent matters or of tho affairs of state. At length oame the day of my marriage. It was, I remember, the night before tho massacre of the 600 Aztec nobles on tho occasion of the festival of Hultzel. On this my wedding day I was treated With groat circumstance and worshiped like a god by the highest In the city, who oame in to do me reverence and burned in- censo before me till I was weary of the •moll of it, for though such sorrow was on tho land the priests would abate no jot of their ceremonies or cruelties, and great hopes were held that I, being of the race of Teules, my sacrifice would avert the anger of the gods. At sunset I was entertained with a splendid feast that lasted two hours or more, and at its end all tho company rose and shouted as with one voice: "Glory to theo, O Tezoatl Happy art thou here on earth, happy mayst thou be in the houses of tho sun. When thou earnest hither, remember that wo dealt well by thee, giving theo of our best and intercede for us that our sins may be forgiven. Glory to theo, O Tezontl" Then two of tho chief nobles came forward, and taking torches led mo to a magnificent chamber that I had never seen bo- fore. Hero they changed my apparel, investing nio in robes which wore still more splendid than any that I had worn hitherto, being mado of tho finest embroidered cotton add of tho glittering feathers of tho humming -bird. On my head they sot wreaths of flowers, and about my neck and wrists emeralds of vast size and vnluc, and a sorry popinjay I looked in this attire, that seemed more suited to a woman's beauty than to mo. When I was arrayed, suddenly tho torches were extinguished, and for awhile there was silence. Then in the distance I heard women's voices singing a bridal song that was beautiful enough after its fashion, though I forbear to write it down. The singing ceasnd, and there camo a sound ot rustling robes und of low whispering. Then a man's voice spoke, Buying: "Arc yo thoro, ye chosan of heavcnf" And a woman's voice—1 thought it was that of Otoinio—answered: ''Woaro hero." • "O maidens of Anahuao," said tho man, speaking from tho darkness, "and you, 0 Tezcat, god among thu gods, listen to my words. Muldans, a great honor has been done to you, for by tho very choice oi heaven you Imvo been endowed with the names, tho loveliness mid tho virtues ol tho four grout coddcuscs and chosen to abido awhile ut tho side oi this god, your maker and your master, who has boon pleased to visit us for a space before he seeks Ills home in the habitations of tho gun. Seo tliut you show yourselves worthy of this honor. Comfort him and cherish him, that he may forgot his glory in your kindness, and when ho returns to his own place miiy take with him grateful I memories and a good report of your poo- ple. You have but u little while <.u llvo at his side in tbls life, for already, like those of a caged bird, tho wings of his spirit bout against tho burs of tl/v flesh, und soon he will shako himself fri-n from us and you. Yot If you will It in ullowad to ouu of you to accompany him to hi* home, sharing his (light to the houses of tho sun. Hut to all of you, whether you go also or whether you stay to mourn him during your life dnya, I say love and cherish him, bo tender and gentlu toward him, for otherwise ruin shall uverluku you hero and horonftor, and you and all of us will bo ill Hpokcu of in huuvuu. And you, O Tozcat, we pray of .you to accept these maidens, who bear tho names mid wear tho charms of yuur ooltutlul eouaoru, (or thuru uro nonu more beautiful or bettor burn in thurcalmiuf Anuhuac, uiulwuoag them U nuuiljurud tho daughter of our king. They uro not perfect Indood, fur purfectlon lu known to you in tho heavenly kingdoms only, slnee Ihetu Indies uro but «h(ulow8 and nyiuboh) of thu divine goddoasoM, your true wlvui, and hero thuro are no purfuot women. Alas, we have totter to offer you, and It IB our hopo ilmt when It pleuMM you to puss lieueo you will think kindly of the women of thin land und from ou high Uless them with your blowing, because your memory of UIUHO Who wero culled your wives on earth U Tliu vuluu paused, thun spoko uguln: "Women, iu your own dlvlno nauioa of Xochl, Xllo, Atlu uud Clixto, und In tho nuiuu of ull tliu «uUt, 1 wed you to 'i'ViCUttt, tho wuutor, to iwJourn with him during his nUty on mirth, i'lie god lauuruuto UUos you iu uiurrlugu whom ho himself oroutod, tliut thu symbol may be perfect uud tlu mystery fuUlllod. Yot, Uwt your joy tthoulil bo too full, Uwk uow on thut which shall bo." As the voloo spoke those words many torches spiau;jf Into flmno at Iho far end of tho groat chamber, revealing a dreadful sight, for thcru, stretched upon a stotio of sacrifice, wns the body of a man, but whether tho man lived or wns modeled In wax I do not know to this hour, though unless he wnn painted I think that he must have boon fashioned in was, since his skin shone white liko mine. At tho lenst^his limbs and hcncl were bold by five prlosts, n»d n sixth stood over him clasping a knlfo of obsidian in his two hands. It (lashed on high, and as It gleamed the torches WCTO extinguished. Then cnmo tho dull uclio of n blow and a sound of groans, and till was still till onco moro the brides broke out into their murrlagp song —a Btrimgo chant, and a wild and sweet, though after what I hud scon and heard It had little porrer to movo mo. They sang ou in tho darkness over more loudly till presently a single torch was lit at tho uid of the chamber, then another and another, though I could not sec who lit them, and tho room was a flare of light Now tho altar, tho victim and . ;- •— wero all gone. Thoro was no cite icft In tho place except mysolt and my four brides. They wcro tall and lovely women, all of them clad in white bridal robes, starred over with gems and flowers and wearing ou their brows tho emblems of tho four goddesses, but Otomlo was tho stateliest and most beautiful of tho four and seemed in truth a goddess. One by one they drew near to me, smiling and sighing, and kneeling before mo kissed my hand, saying: "I have been chosen to bo your wife for a space, Tezcat, happy maid that I am. May tho gods gruot that I become pleasing to your sight, so that you may love me as I Worship you. Then sho who had spoken would draw back again out of earshot, and the next WDuW take her place. Last of all came Otomle. Sho knelt and laid the words, then added in a low voice: "Having spoken to you as tho bride and goddess to the husband and the god Tez- cat, now, O Teule, I speak as the woman to the man. You do not love me, Teulo; therefore, if it is your will, let us be divorced of our own act who were wed by tho command of others, for so I shall bo spared somo rhamc. These are friends to me and will not betray us." And she nodded toward her companion brides. "A.s you will, Otomie," I answered briefly. "I thank you for your kindness, Teule," she said, smiling sadly, and withdrew, making obeisance, looking so stately and so sweet as ehc went that again my heart was shaken as though with love. Now, from that night till tho dreadful hour o sacrifice no kiss or tender word passed between mo and tho princess of the Otomie. And- yet our friendship and affection grew daily, for we talked much together, and I sought to turn her heart to tho true king of heaven. But this was not easy, for, like her father Montezuma, Otomlo clung to the gods of her people, though sho hated the priests, and, save where the victims were the foes of bar country, shrank from the rites of human sacrifice, which she said were instituted by tho pabas, since iu the early days thoro wcro no men offered on tho altars of the gods, but flowers only. Dally it grew and ripened till, although I scarcely know it, at length in my heart, after Lily, I loved her better than any one on earth. As for tho other women, though they were gentle and beautiful, I soon learned to hnto them. Still I feasted and reveled, with them, partly since I must, or bring feicm to a miserable death because they failed to pleaso me, and partly that I might drown my terrors in drink and pleasure, for let it bo remembered tlmt tho days loft mo ou earth wero few, anil tho awful end drew near. The day following tho celebration of my marriage was that of tho shameless massacre of QUO of the Aztoo nobles by tho order of tho hidulgo Alvurudo, whom Cortei hod left in command of tho Spaniards, for at this tlmo Cortes was absent on tho coast lands, whither ho had gone to make war on Nurvacz, who hud been sent to sub- duo him by his enemy, Velasquez, tho governor of Cuba. On this day was celebrated tho feast of Hultzel, that was held with sacrifice, songi and dances in tho groat court of tho tom- pto, that court which was surrounded by a wall carved over with tho writhing shapes of snakes. It chanced that on this mowing boforo he went to join in tho festival Guatomoc, tho prince, oauio to see me on a visit of ceremony. I asked him if ho intended to tako part In tho feast, as tho splendor of his apparal brought mo to believe. "Yes," ho answered, "but why do you askP" "Because, wore I you, Guatemoc, I would not go. Say, uow, will tho dancer* boarmedf" "No, It is not usual." "They will bo unarmed, Guatomoc, and they are tho flower of tho laud. Unarmed they will danco in yonder inclosed apace, and tho Teulos will watch them armed. Now, how would it be if thoso chanced to plok a quarrel with tho noble*?" "I do not know why you should speak thus, Teule, for surely those white mer or* not cowardly murderers. Still I take your words as an omou, und though the feast must bo hold, for wo, already thu nobles gather, I will not share in It." 'You arc wise, Guutoinoo," I said, am sure that you aro wise," Altyrwurd Otomlo, .Guutoinoo and '. wont Into tho gurduu of tho puiuoo and sut upon tho crest of a small pyramid, a too eulli in miniature that Montoieuma had built for a plueu of outlook on tho murko and the courts of tho temple. From this spat wo HUW tho dancing of tho Aztoo no bleu t»nd heard tho song of tho musicians U was u gay sight, for in tho bright «un light their feather dresses Hashed liko coat of gums, and none would huvo guowKX bow it) win to end. Mingling with th duuom wei-o groups of Spaniards olad iu mull and armed with •word* ami match looks, but I noted Umt on tho tlmo won ou these men nopurutod front tho Indian und begun to cluster liko boos about th guUw und ut various points under the »hud ow of tho wall of serpents. "Now, what muy this niomif" I wild U GunUuuoo, und uu I spoke I nuw u Spun turd wuvu u whlto cloth In tho air. Thoi lu an Instant, boforo tho cloth had ouusot to flutter, a smoke uroso from every side und with It ouuio tho sound of tho flrln of matchlock*. Everywhere among th dancers men full dead or wounded, but th UIUSM of them, unharmed as yet, huddled thvnuHilvaii togothur liko frightened slice untl MucMl ullunt oud I error stricken. Thu thu Bjiunlnrds, shouting tho name of thu! jjutron wiliU, im It in Ihvlrouutom U>d whun they huvo some siiuh wickedness I hand, drew their swords, uud rushing o thu unurmud Aaloo nobles begun to kl tin in. Now Boniii uhrloked und ilod, un BOIIK' stood still till they were out (low) but, whether they stuld or run, the ond wu« tho Mtuio, for thu gutw wew guarded, and tho wulls were too high to climb. Tluiro they wore nlmiglitoml, every inuii of them, untl may God, who DUO* it all, reward thoit murderers. It was soon ovef. Within 10 minutes of tho waving of the loth those 600 men Were stretched upon 10 pavement dead or dying, and wit' touts of victory tho Spaniards wore d polling thoir corpses of tho rich orna-v icnts they had worn. Then I turned to Guatcmoo and said,- ' It seems tliut you did well not to join itt ondei 1 ravel." But Gwntomoc mado no nnsvrcr. He ;are<X ut tho dead and those who had miir- ered thorn and said nothing. Only Oto- mlo spoke. ''You Christians aro a gentle eoplc," she said, with a bitter l:iugh. "It thus that you repay our hospitality. w, 1 trust that Montozuma, my father, s pleased with hts guests. All, wero I ho, very man of them should Ho on tho stone f sacrifice I If our gods aro devils, as you ay, what arc thoso who worship yours?" . Then at length Guatctuoc said: "Only no thing remains tons, and that is venge- nce. Montezuma has become a woin- and I'hood him no more. Nay, if it wore needful, I would kill him with my wri hand. But two men aro still left in 10 land— Cnltlahua, my uncle, and my- elf. Now I go to summon our armies.", L nd ho went. All that night tho city murmured llkff a\ warm of wasps, and next day at dawn,, 0 far as tho cyo could reach, tho streets'. ad market place wcro filled with tens of" ' lousands of armed warriors. They threw lemsolvos liko u wave upon the walls of' 10 palace of Axa, and like a wave fromi rock they wore driven back again by there of tho guns. Thrico they attacked, and! irlco they wcro repulsed. Then Monte- uma, tho woman king, appeared upon IB walls, praying them to desist, because,' orsooth, did they succeed, ho himself night perish. Even then they oboycd bins, 0 great was their reverence for his spared oyalty, and for awhile attacked the Span- ards no more. But further than this they would not go. If Montezuma forbade them o kill the Spaniards, at least they doter- nincd to starve them out, and from that our a strait blockade was kept up against le palace. Hundreds of the Aztec soldiers ad been slain already, but tho loss was ot all upon their side, for some of tha panlards and many of the Tlascalanshad alien into their hands. As for those un- ucky prisoners, their end was swift, for ley wcro taken at onco to tho temples of 10 great teocalll and sacrificed there to- 10 gods in the sight of their, comrades. Now it was that Cortes returned with many more men, for he had conquered. ~arvaez, whoso followers had joined the ;andard of Cortes, and with them others, 10 of whom I had good reason to know. ortes was suffered to rejoin his comrades: n tho palace of Axa without attack, and n the following day Cuitlahua, Montezu- a'« brother, king of Falapan, was relcas- • 1 by him that ho might soothe tho people, ut Cuitlahua was no coward. Onco safe" utalde his prison walls ho called the coun- 1 together, of whom the chief was Gua- omoc. There they resolved on war to the end, ving it out that Montezuma had forfelt- 1 his kingdom by his cowardice, and on iat resolve they acted. Had it been taken ut two short months before, by this date 0 Spaniard would have been left alive in< enoctltlan, for, after Marina, the love< 1 Cortes, whose subtle wit brought about-. s triumph, it was Montezuma who waa.- jhief cause of his own foil and of that 1 the kingdom of Anahuao. CHAPTER XVn. OTOJIIE'B COUNSEL. O« the day after tho return of Cortes to • [exlco, before the hour of dawn, I waa. wakened from my uneasy slumbers by 10 whistling cries of thousands of war- ors and tho sound of atabals and drums. Hurrying to my post of outlook on the - ttle pyramid, where Otomie joined me, saw that the whole people wero gathered or war. So far as tho eye could roach, in quaro, market place and street, they wero • massjnd in thousands and tons of thousands. om« wore, armed with stings, some with jows and arrows, others with javelins tlp- jed with copper and tho clubs sot with .. pikes of obsidian that is culled muqua, nd yot others, citizens ot tho poorer sort, ith stakes hardened in tho fire. The bodes of some wore covered with golden coats • mail, crested with hair and fashioned Ike the heads of pumas, snakes or wolves; there wore escaupils or voats of quilted cotton, but tho most of them wore naked . xcept for a oloth about the loins. On the < flat azotooi, or roof* of house*, ahw, and . von on tho top of tho teocalll of sacrifice, wore bands of men whose part tt was to • aln missile*, into tho Spanish quarters. t WIIB a strange sight to BOO In that rod unrlse and ono never to be forgotten, M ho light flashed from temples and polaoe walla onto tho feather garments and gay • lannerg, tho points of countless spears and ho armor of the Spaniards, who hurried to and fro behind thoir buttlomenU male- ng ready their defense. As soon as tha sun was up n priest blew t thrill note upon u eholl, which wo* an- iwered by a trumpet call from the Spanish quartern. Thun, with a shriek of rage, ho thousands of tho Aztec* rushed to the attack, and tho tAt grow dark with missiles. Instantly n wavering lino of fire and sinoko, followed by a sound ai of thun- lor, broke from tho walls of the palace of Axa, and tho charging warriors foil llku iiitumn leaves beneath tho cannon wid mjuobiis halls of tho Christian*. For a moment they wavorod, and a great proan wont up to heaven, but I saw Gua- lomoo spring forward, u banner in hU hand, und forming up again they rushed after hint. Now they were beneath the wall of tho puluco, and tho assault began. Tho Aztec* fought furiously. Time upon tlmo they strove to climb tho wall, piling up tho bodies of (ho dead to servo thorn M ladders, and time upon tlmo they were repulsed with cruel loss. Fulling iu this, they sot theniBolvos to battering it down . with heavy booms, but whun the breach was mado and they clustered in It like horded sheep tho cannon opoued fire on them, tearing long hvio* through thoir muss und Iuuvlu0 them dead by Moron, Then they took to tho shooting of flawing arrows, und by this uumnu lived tho outworks, but tho uulnoo wuu of *tono und would not burn. Thus for 19 long hours tho Bti'Ugglo raged unceasingly till tho euddon fall of dui'laiuu put an end to Itt and thu only Bight to bo won wan the flare of countless torches carried by tlioso who sought out thu dead, uud tho only sound* to bo hoard wore tho voices of women lamenting uud tho groutm of tho dying. On tho morrow thu tight broke out again ut dawn, whun Cortes sullied forth with thu givater part of his uoldlom uudsoiuo thousands o/hls Tlusviilun ullhu At Urst 1 thought that ho alined his atttvok ut MonUizumu's pulauu, uud u brouth of haue went through mo, vlneu thun it might bu- oome nosululu for mo to uneupu lu tho confusion, iiut this wiis not no, hU object) bulug to gut 11 iv to thu houses, from tin Hut roofs of which jiiimburlug* uil*Jllun weru hulled hourly upon Ills followers. Tho ohurgo was (lu*px>i'uu>, mid it suaoeoduil,' for thu Indians could not wllhbUmd tho

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