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fW -Wfp*. WISE ADVICE USE OW IS THE TIME TO PREPARE FOR SPRING WORK. The "first thing necessary n good comfortable sh )es and you will 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. YOU WANT THE BEST THE BEST IS NONE TOO GOOD For tbe readers of THE SENTINEL, and we have made arrangements wbereby we can give tbe beet weekly newspaper in tke world, The New York Together with THE WEEKLY SENTINE for tbe price of THE SENTINEL alone. No other newspaper bus eo much varied and special matter for its weekly edition as THE WOULD, and we feel tbat in offering BOTH PAPERS FOR $2 We are giving onr subscribers tbe beet premium we could offer them Don't delay, but send in your subscription at once. Remember, The New York World and The Weekly Sentinel For Only $2 for One TZ ear. THE SENTINEL, Carroll, Iowa. THE CHICAGO TIMES ESTABLISHED 18,'M. 8. 12 nu<l 1O Pago* Daily. Jia to 48 Pages Suuduy. No great daily in the United States is so closely in touch with the people as THE CHICAGO TIMES. Its policy is progressive, liberal, tolerant. The Timeu holds that existing social, political and industri al 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. T/ie Times has its own convictions as to how these condi tions 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 its 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. T/w Times believes in such a tax on land values as slial lighten the burden of the farmer and make the owner of val Uablo city property pav his just share. Tlw Times believes in the wisdom and good faith of the peo Pie. The Times prints a 1 ! the news from all the world in a man ner interesting and instructive to all the people. SIOND roil BAMt'JUU Read the People's Paper. SJMVOPS.IS. Tliomaa Wlngfleld tvns born In England of m nRllfih rather nml a Spanish m'olbcr. Ills mother coiitlcledto him tuat n certain Spnnliml mil sworn to take her life. II—One day. wliun Tliomns was about 18, lie wentout Into the mayflelis to a trint wllli Lily Hazard. A SpiuilBh stranger attacked him on ho road, nnd tho boy cudgeled the rulUim Into lelplossiiess, leaving him tied to a tree. lil-Lily's father detects Thomas kissing the maiden to seal K love comimot nnd foibWH fi.f- ,her meetings of the lovers. Returning home, Thomas flnos ilio Spaniard gone and hi* moth- «r lying dead on a scene where footprints bi,ray n strugsflo. iV—The mother has been stabbed by tho Spaniard, Jean dc Garcia, her cousin. Thomas' ather tells the story of tils own early advent- ires In Spain, of De (invclB'H passion for his cousin and the vow to kill her because she fled he country the bride of a deadly enemy. Thomas swears vengeance on Do Garcia. V—He sails for Spalrl. Lily Bozard pledges eternal love, VI and VII—Thomas Is a medical student and finds employment In Seville with a popular quack—Dr. Fonsccu. He meets De Garcia and s prevented from killing him by a woman whom ,be villain has wronged. VIII and IX—Fonseca dies nnd leaves vast wealth to Thomas. De Garcia has gone t» tho Spanish Indies. Thomas sends his wealth home 10 propitiate Lily's lather and sails for Hls- wnlola. X—Thomas IB shipwrecked In the Indian seas, escapes De Garcla's power and (alls among the ;ndlans or Tabasco, where a native maiden named Marina saves him from lacrluue. XI—Jlontezuma's nephew, Qnatfinoe, be- 'rlends Thomas and takes him to the capital, Thomas saves the life of tbe prince when he Is attacked br a fierce puma. XII and'XIII—In Montezuma's palai-e Thomas meets Otomle, the Emnerui'g daughter. He Is madeagodund doomed to sacrifice according ;o Aztec custom, with one year's gi ace. Tho Spaniards land on the Mexican shore. XIV nod XV—Montezumn's kingdom Is dls- :urbed by evil omens nnd augurelb. Four M«x- can maidens are chosen as earthly bibles of the god Tezcat, and Otomle is one of them. She discovers his love for the faroff Lily, renounces her brldeshlp, but resolves to die by bis side on the attar of sacrifice. XVI and XVII—Cortes reaches the capital and 8 received by Montezuma, but the nation rises against the Spaniards. Montezuma Is stricken down In Cortes' camp. Eve of the sacrifice of the god Tezcat and Otomle. XVIII and XIX—The god and his bride are jlaced on the stone of sacrifice. At the appointed hour, but the Spaniards have fought their way to the altar and confuse tbe blow. T)i» victims are wounded, but not slain. De Gracln »nd Thomas meet. CHAPTER XXIL THE BURYING OF MOKTEZUMA'B TREASURE. Cuitlahua was .crowned emporor of tho Aztecs, in succession of his brother MOM bczuma, while I lay sick with the wound jiven nio by tho sword of De Gurcia and ilso with that which I had received on tho altar of sacrifice. This hurt had found no ;imo to heal, and in tho fierce fighting on ;ho night of fear it burst open nnd bled much. Indeed it gave me trouble for years, and to this hour I feel it in tho autumn season. Otomlo, who nursed me tenderly, and, so strange is tho heart of woman, even ieemed to bo consoled in her sorrow tit tho loss of her father and nearest kin, hccauso [ had escaped the slaughter and won fame, told mo of tho ceremony of the crowning, which was splendid enough. Indeed tho Aztecs woro almost mad with rejoicing because tho Tellies wcro gouo at last. They forgot or scorned to forget tho loss of thousands of their bravest warriors and of tho flower of their rank, and as yet, at any rate, they did not look forward to tho future. From house to house and street to street ran troops of young men and maidens, garlanded with flowers, crying: "The Toulcs are gone; rojoico with us! Tho Toulos arc fled I" and woo to thorn who woro not merry—ayo, oven though their houses wcro desolate with death. Also the statues of tho gods wcro sot up again on the great pyramid nnd their temples rebuilt, the holy crucifix that tho Spaniards had placed there being served as tho idols Huitzel and Vczcut had been served, and tumbled down tho sides of tho tcocalli, and that after sacrifice of somo Spanish prisoners who had bcon offered in Its presence. It was Guutomoo himself who told mo of this sacrilege, but not with any exultation, for I had taught him something of our faith, and though ho was too good u heathen to change his creed, in secret ho behoved that tho God of tho Christians was u true and mighty God. MorodVor, though ho was obliged to countenance them, like Otoinio, Guatomoo never loved Oho horrid rltcn of human sacrifice. Now, when I heard this tale my anger overcame my reason, and I spuko fiercely, Buying: ' "I am sworn to your cause, Guatemoc, my brother, nnd I am married to your blood, but I tell you that from this hour it is an accursed ouusc. Because of your blood stained idols and your priests it IB accursed. That God whom you Imvo dene- crated and those who servo him shall tonio buck in power, and he shall Kit Where your idols sat, and none shall stir him forever." Thus I spoke, and my words woro true, though I did noli know what put them in to my heart, slnco I spoko ut random .In my wrath, for today Christ's oburc) stands upon tho slto of tho placa of eucrl floo in Mexico, a sign and token of hli triumph over devils, and thero It shall stand while tho world oiiduruH, ''You Biieak rashly, my brother," Gua tomoo answered proudly enough, tliougl I saw him quail ut tho ovll omeu of my words. "I any you speak rashly, and wcro you overheard there are tltuso, notwlth standing the rank wo Imvo given you, tho honor which you havo won in war wu couneil, and that you havu passed tho stone of sacrifice, who might force you to look again upon tho faces of tho Doings you bluMubowo. What worse thing 'has boon dono to your Christian (jod than has boon dono again and again to our gods by your whlto kindred r Hut let us talk no inoro of this matter, and I pray you, in; brother, do not utter nucli til omooot words to mo again, lest It should ftruli our love. Uo you, then, bolievu that tin Toulon will return?" "Ayo, Cluuteiuoo, so surely a» tomor row's sun shall lino. When you held C° r to* ID your hand, you let him go, am siuoo then ho lias won a victory ut Otom pan, 10 ho u man, think you, to ilioaU tho sword tlrnt ho lias once drawn and BI down Into darkness and dUiuuarf Ue foro a year Is past tho Spaniards will b book ut tho Baton of Touoctlilau." "You aro no comforter tonight, uiy brother," suld Ciuutuuioo, ''and yet I fou that your words, mo true. Woll, If w inu*t fight, let us strive to win. New. » leout, woro is no Mouttwunm to lake too viper to bis breast and uurso it UU •tings hlui." Vkaukorawt andwwtt •Hence, and I saw his heart wu« hMvy. Ou tho morrow of this talk 1 coul4.WAV my bed, raid within a week I was almost well. Now it was that Guatemoo ciiino to no again, saying that ho had been bidden >y Cuitlnhua, tho emperor, to command mo to accompany him, Guatemoc, on a ervico of trust and secrecy. And indeed ho nature of the sorvico showed how groat a confidence the loaders of tho Aztecs now )laccd in me, for it was uono othor.tb.an ho hiding away of tho treasure that had )oon recaptured from tho Spaniards on tho ilghl of fear, nnd with it much more rorti tho secret stores of tho empire. At tho fall of darkness wo started, somo of tho great lords, Guatemoo and I, and coming to tho water's edgo wo found 10 arge canoes, each laden with •something hat was hidden by cotton cloths, -into tho canoes wo entered secretly, thinking that nono saw us, throo to a canoo, for thews vero SO of us in all, and led by Guatomoo vo paddled for two hours or more across iho Lake Tczouco till we reached tho fur- ihor shoro at a spot where this prince had a fair estate. Hero wo lauded, and tho cloths were withdrawn from tho cargoes of ,he cauoos, which wcro great jars and sacks of gold and jewels, besides many other precious objects, among thorn a likeness of tho head of Montezuma, fashioned n solid gold, which was so heavy that it ves as much as Guatomoo and I could do o lift between us. As for the jars, of which, if my memory serves me, thero vero 17, six men must carry each of them >y tho help of paddles lashed on cither ilde, and then tho task was not light. All ihls priceless-stuff we bore In several journeys to tho crest of a rise somo hundred paces distant from tho water, Betting, it down by tho mouth of a shaft behind the shelter of a mound of earth. When every- ihing was brought up from tho boats, xuatemoo touched mo and another man, great Aztec not>lo, born of a Tlascalan mother, on tho shoulder, asking us if we vero willing to descend with him into tho lolo and thereto dispose of the treasure. "Gladly," I answered, for I was curious o see tho place, but tho noble hesitated awhile, though in tho end ho come With us; to his ill fortune. Then Guatemoc took torches in his hand and was lowered into tho shaft by a rope. s T ext carno my turn, and down I went, mnging to tho cord like a spider to its ihreod, and tho whole was very deep. At ongth I found myself standing by the side of Guatemoc at tho foot of tho shaft, ound which, as I saw by the light of tho arch ho carried, an edging of dried bricks was built up to tho height of a man above our heads.' Resting on this edging and igainst tho wall of tho shaft was a massive >lock of stono sculptured with tho picture writing of tho Aztecs. I glanced at tho writing, which I could now read well, and saw that it recorded tho burying of tho treasure in tho first year of Cuitlahua, emperor of Mexico, and also a most fear- :ul curso on him who should dare to steal t. Beyond us and at right angles to the shaft ran another passage, 10 paces in ength and high enough for a man to walk in, which led to a chamber hollowed n tho earth, as largo as that wherein I write today at Ditclilnghnm. By tho mouth of this chamber woro placed piles of adobe bricks and mortar. " "Who dug this place!"' 1 osKea. "Those who knew not what they dug," answered Guatemoo. "But seo, hero is our companion. Now, my brother, I charge you bo surprised at nothing which comes to pass, and be assured I havo good reason for anything that I may do," Boforo I could speak again tho Aztec noble was at our side. Then those above l>eguu to lower tho jars and sacks of treasure, and as they readied us one by one juatomco loosed tho rofles and checked sheru, while tho Aztoo and I rolled tJion down tho passage into the chamber, as lioro in England man roll a cask of ale. For two hours and more, wo worked till at length all woro down, and tho tale was complete. Tho lost parcel to bo lowered was a suck of jewels that burst open as it cuiuo and descended upon us in a glittering rain of gems. As it chanced,' a great nacklaco of emeralds of surpassing- size and beauty fell over my head and hung upon my shoulders, 'Keep it, brother," laughed Guatemoo, "in memory of this night," and, nothing loath, I liiil tho bauble, in my breast. That ukl-tca 1 have yut, and a stone of it—the smalir; c navo one—1 gave to our gracious Queen KUy.abctlt, Otomlo wore It formally years, uml for this reason it shall be burled with mo, though Its value Is prlcoluiisj GO suy tlioso who are skilled in gems. Hut, priceless or no, it Is doomed to Ho in tho mold of Ditchlnghuui churchyard, and may that same eurso whleh Is graved upon tho stone that hides tho trousuro of tho Aztecs full upon him who stealii it from my bones. Now, leaving tho chamber, \vo three entered the tunnel and begun the work of iluliiK tho adobe wall. When it was of height of between two and throo foot, Ouutumoc paused from his labor and bade Die hold a torch aloft. I obeyed, wonder- lug what ho wished to seo. Then he drew back some three paces into the tunnel aud (polio to the Aztft) noble, our companion, by niiuio, "What Is the fate of (Uncovered trnltors, frlendf" he said In a voleo that, (julol though it was, sounded very terrible, anc aw bespoke hu loosed from hl» bide the wur- olub not with, spikes of g\uu» that huny there by u thong. Now the Aztuo turned gray beneath his dusky skin and trembled in his fear. "What iu4un you, lonU" ho gasped. "You know well what I mean," answer cd GuutwnoO in tho wtiue terrible voice, and lifted the alub. Thou tho doomed man fell upon bis knoos crying for uioroy, unil hla w. illng sounded so awful In that deep anil l-,.i'.'l; place tlmt lu my horror I went near to let ting tho torch fall. ''To a too I can give mercy—.to a traltoi none," answered Guulomuo, and whirliui the clulJ aloft be rushed upon tho nobl and killed him with u blow. Thou nuUiug the body 1u his strong embrace bo eu*t I into tho chamber wiw the ireuuurv, uu< there it lay fUH aud dreadful among goiuD and guld. tbu ormn, as U obauood boliitf wound about two of tbu grout jar W though tho doad man would olusp tbwu to lit* heart. Now I looked at Guatomoo, who •lulu him, wondering if my hour wiw « baud also, for I know well that whoi uriuww byry their wealth they hold tua tew should shrtro tho secret. "Fear not, my brother," said Guato- moo, "Listen. This man was a thief, a dastard and a traitor. As we know how, lio strove twice to betray us to tho Tonics. More, it Was his plan to show this nest of wealth to them should they return again and to share tho spoil. All this wo loarned from a woman whom ho thought his love, but who was in truth a spy sot to worm i'EC-li' into thesrcrelBof his wicked heart. Now lot him take his fill of gold. Look liow ho grips it even in death) n white man could not liny tho stuff more closely to his brcant. Ah, Toule, would that the soil of Anahuno bui-o naught, but corn for broad and flint and copper for tho points of spears nnd arrows; thru had her sons been Erco forever. Curses on yonder dross, for It is tho bait tlmli sots these B.HI sharks tearing ut our throats. Curses on it, I say I May it never glitter mora In tho sunshine) may it bo lost forovorl" And ho fell flerco- ly to tho work of building up tho wall.' Soon it was almost dono, but before we sot tho last bricks, which were shaped in squares liko tho clay lump that wo use for tho building of farmeries and hinds' houses in Norfolk, I thrust a torch through tho opening and looked for tho last timontthe treasure chamber that was also a dead- houso. There lay tho glittering gems, thoro, stood upon a jar, gleamed tho golden bead of Moutczumo, of which tho emerald eyes seemed to glaro at mo, and thoro, his back resting against this same jar and his anus encircling two others to the right and left, was tho dead man. But he was no longer dead, or so it seomod to mo—at tho least his eyes that wcro shut had opened, and they stared at mo liko the emerald eyes of the golden stutuo above him, only more fearfully. Very hastily I withdrew tho torch, and we finished in silence. When it was done, wo withdrew to the end of tho passage and looked up tho shaft, and I for ono was glad to seo tho stars shining in heaven above inc. Then we undo a double loop in th«, rope, and at a signal wcro hauled up till wo hung over tho ledge where the black mass of marble rested, tho tombstone of Montozuma's treasure and of him who sloops among It. This stone, that was nicely balanced, we pushed with our hands and feet till presently it fell forward with a heavy sound, and catching on the rldgo of brick which had been prepared to receive It shut tho treasure shaft in such a fashion that thoso who would enter it again must take powder with them. Then wo wcro dragged up and came to the surface of tho earth in safety. Now one asked of the Aztec noble who had gone down with us and returned no more. . "He has chosen to stay and watch the treasure, liko a good and loyal man, till such time as his king needs it," answered Guatomo* grimly, and tho listeners nodded, understanding all. Then they foil to and filled up tho narrow shaft with the earth that lay ready, working without cease, and tho dawn broke before tho task was finished. When at length the hole was full, one of our com- There the body lay still and dreadful among the gems and gold. pontons took seeds from a bag and scattered them on the naked earth; also ho set two young trees that ho had brought with bfm tn Clio soil of tho shaft, though why he did this I do not know unless It was to mark tho spot. All being dono, wo gathered up tho ropes and tools, and ombark- ing In tho canoes cumo buck to Mexico in tho morning, leaving tho cunoes at a lauding place outsido tho city and finding our way to our homes by ones and twos, as wo thought, unnoticed of any. Thus It was that I hulpod In thu burying of Montozuma's treasure, for tho suko of which I was destined' to suffer torture in tluys to como. Whether any will help to unbury it I do not know, but till I loft tho land of Anabuac tho secret had been kopt, uud I think thut then, except myself, all tlioso woro dead who labored with mo ut tills task. It chanced tbat I passed tho spot as I cuuio down to Mexico for tho last time and know It again by tho two trees that woro growing tall and strong, and as I wont by with Spaniards at my Bide I sworn in niy heart thut thoy should Dover finger tho gold by my help, It is for this reason thut oven now I do not write of tho exact bearings of tho place where it lies burled with tho bones of tko traitor, though I know them wall enough, seeing thut In days to como what I sot down hero might fall Into tbo bunds of ouo of thulr nation. Aud now, before I go on to speak of the eipgo of Mexico, I must toll of ono more matter—namely, of bow I and Otomio, my wife, wont up among tho people of tbo Oto- inio nud won a grout number of thorn book to their allegiance to the Aztoo orown. It must bo known, If inytalo bus not made this clear already, that tho Aztco power wiw not of 0110 people, but built up of several, and that surrounding It woro many other tribes, somo of whom woro In alliance with it or subject to it, and somo of thorn woro its deadly enemies. Such, for instance, woro tbo TloKouluus, u small but warlike people living between Mexico uud tho const, by whose bolp Cortes ovorauno Montoitumu uud GuaUuuoc, Uoyoud tho Vlusouluns and to tbo wojt tho grout Oto into ruoo lived or lives among its mountains. They aro a bruvor nation than tbo Atttccs, speaking another language, of a different blood and iiiudo up of many clans. Sometimes thoy woro subject to tho groat A/.too umpire, goinotlmua in ulllitneo and feomotlmos at open war with it and In close friendship with tbo Tliwoulaun. It was to draw tho tlo closer between tbo Atttoc* and tbo Otomlos, who woro to tbo inhabitants of Anuhuao much what tho Scottish cluus aro to tbo psoplu of England, that Montozuiim took to wife tho daughter'and Bole legitimate issue of thulr grout chief or king. ThU lady died In childbirth, and kor child wiw OUuuiu, my wlfo, boroditu- ry prlnoosM of tko Otoinio. but though kvr rank was «o grwtt umoug bur motkor'ii ucoplo, u* yoti Otowio luul vlsltoU tbow but twloo, uitd then a* a child. Btlll *hu was well skilled in their luuguuifu and ou»touts, having boon brought up by nurtwt and tutor* of tko trlbus, from which shu draw » g»at rovanuo wory your and over whom sbo exoivisod muny rights of royalty tkut were roudowd to kor fur uiorofroe- ly than they hnd been to Montezultin, h father. ( Now, fts lias been snld, BOIUO of the__ Otomio clans had joined tho Tltfscnlang, and as their allies hnd taken part lu the war on the side of (ho Spaniards) thole- fore It Woa decided at a Bolemii cmtnell that Otomio and 1, her husband, should go on nn embassy to tho chief town of th8 nation, that was known ns tho City ol Pines, And strive to win it back to the Aztco Rtnndnrd. Accordingly, heralds having bcou sent before us, \vo started upon our journey,, not knowing how we should bo received at tho end of it. For eight days wo traveled in great pomp niid with an ever ln» creasing escort, for whoa tho tribes of the Otomlo learned that their princess was como to visit them in person, bringing'' with hqr her husband, a ninn of tho Touted who hnd espoused tho Aztoo cause, they. v flocked in vast numbers to swell hoi? retinue, so that it cnmo to pass that before We reached tho City of flues we wero accompanied by an army of at least 10,000 Mountaineers, great men and wily, whd tuado a savage uuisio as wo matched. But With them and with their chiefs ns yet wo- hold no converse, except by way of formal greeting, though every morning when we started on our journey, Otomlo In a litter and I on a horso that had been captured from tho Spaniards, they sot up shouts of salutation and runde tbo mountains ring. Ever as wo went tho land, liko its people, grow wilder nnd more beautiful, for now wo wero passing through forests clad with oak and pine aud with many a lovely plant and fern. Sometimes we crossed great and sparkling rivers, and sometimes we wondcd through gorges and passes of tho mountains, but ovory hour wo mounted higher till at length tho climate became like that of England, only far more bright. At last, on the eighth day, we passed through'a gorge riven in the red. rock, which was so narrow in places tint three horsemen could scarcely have ridden there abreast. This gorge, that is five milei long, is the high road to the City of Pines, to which there was no other access except by secret paths across the mountains, and on cither side of it aro sheer aud towering cliffs that rise to heights of between 1,000- and 2,000 feet. "Here Is a place whore a hundred men might hold an army at bay," I said to Ot- omio, little knowing that it would bo my task to do eo. in a day to como. Presently tho gorge took a turn, and I* reined up amazed, for before me was tho City of Pines in all its beauty. / Tho city lay in a wheel shaped plain that'may measure 19 miles across, and all arounoV this plain arc inountninllilad to their summits with forests of oak and cedar trees. ' At the book of tho city and in tho center of tho ring of mountains is ono, however, that is not green with foliage, but black with lava, and abovo tho lava whlto with snow, over which again hangs a pillar of smoke by day and u pillar of fire by night. This was tho volcano Xacn, or the Queen, and though it Is not so lofty as its sisters, Orizaba, Popo and Ixtac, to my mind it is tho loveliest of them all, both because of its perfect shape and of tho colors—purple and blue—of the fires that it sends forth at night or when its heart is troubled. Tho Otomies worshiped this mountain as a god. offering human sucriflco to it, which was not wonderful, for once the lava pouring from its bowels out a path through the City of Pines; also thoy think It holy and haunted, so that none dare sot foot upon its loftier snows. Nevertheless I was destined to climb thorn—I and oueS; other. Mow, in the lap of this rlug of mountains and watched over by tho mighty Xa- ca, clad in its robe of snow, its cap of smoke and its crown of fire, lies, or lay, tho City of Pines, for now it is a ruin, or BO I loft it. As to tho city itself, it was not so largo as some others thut I havo Been in Anahuac, having only u population of somo thirty and five thousand souls, slnco tho Otomio, being a race of mountaineers, did not dosiro to dwell In cities. But if it was not grout it was ouo of the most beautiful of Indian towns, being laid out in straight streets that mot at the square in Its center. All along theso streets wcro houses, each standing in a garden and for tho most part built of blocks of lava and rool'cd with cement; of whlto lime. In Iho midst of tho tjquoro stood tbo tcocalli, or pyramid of worship, crowned with touiplcs that wcro garnished with ropes of skulls, while beyond the pyramid and facing It was tho palace, tho homo of Otomio'B forefathers, a long, low and vory ancient building, having many courts and sculptured everywhere with snakes and grinning gods. Both the pal-' uco and tho pyramid woru cased with a fine whlto stone that shone liko silver In tho sunlight and contrasted strangely with tho dark huod houses that were built of lava. Passing from tho mouth of tho gorge, wo {raveled BOIUO milos across tho plain, every foot of whleh was cultivated with com, maguey or uloo and other crops, till wo oumu to ouo of tho four gutos of tho city. Entering it, wo found tho Hat roofs on either sldo of tho wldo street crowded with women and children, who throw flowers on us us wo passed and orlod: "Welcome, princess^ Welcome, Otomlo, prlnoosa of tho Otomlo!" And when ut length wo reached the groat square It sooiu- t'd as though all tho men in Auahuuo woro gathered thoro, and thoy, too, took up tho cry of "Welcome, Otomio, princess of tlio' Otomiol" till tho north shook with tho Bound, Mo also^Jioy saluted us I passed, by touching tho earth with their right hands and thon holding tbo hand ubovo tho head, but I think thut tho horso 1 rodo caused them inoro wonder than I did, for tho most of them luul never suun a horso and looked on it us a monster or u demon. 80 wo wont on through tko shouting muss, loliowed and preceded by thousands, of warriors, many of them dookod in glittering foathor mull and buavlng broldorod banners, till wo bad pussodtho pyramid,whoro I saw tho prlosts ut thulr oruol work abovo us, aud woro oouio to tbo nuluoo guto». And buro, in a strange chamber soulntiirod with grluulug demons, wo fouud out for ttwliilo. Ou tho morrow in tho groat hull of tko paluoo was hold u council of thuuliiefi anil headman of tho Otowle clans tu thi number of 100 or moro. Wliun all won) gathered, drusted us on Antoo noblo of tk» tlrnt rank, I ouiuo out with Otomlo, who woro royal -roUw uud looked moat buuuti- ful tn tlioni, mid tko counoll rose to grout us. Otomlo budo thorn bo neulod aud ad- droufod thorn thus: "Hear mo, you chief* »nd ouptaluiof say mother's race, who am your prluuusa by right of blood, tbo lost of your uuulont riilurS, und who urn, uioroovor, tho (laugh- tor of Muiitojsumu, ompuror of Anatiuuo, now doud tu vu> ( but llvUiuovormuro lu tho luumilouif ut tbo yun. FJrat, I projwut W you tbbj, uiy kunlutuii, tbo Lord Tuulo, to whom I wiw givou In luurrluuo wlwu be held tho, sylrlt of tho god 'iuzcut, mid whom, when ho bud i>iumxl tho altar of tho god, Uoing oliiuwii by huuvou to aid up tu our war, I wwldod uuow utter thu fashion of thu worth and by tho will of uiy royal hroUiren. Know, cblofi uud

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