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Indianapolis Indiana Journal (Newspaper) - May 13, 1846, Indianapolis, Indiana Vol. , wednesday May 13, 1846. No. 9. Published every wednesday morning by John d. Defrees at $2,00 per annul in Alvance or $2,50 at the end of the year. Kates of advertising a nine lines or less for one insertion 50cts for three insertions $1,00 for each subsequent insertion 25cts. Scr a Liberal discount to those advertising by the year. Agents for this Papel my. V. B. Palmer is authorized to receive Money on subscription and in payment for advertisements forwarded by him. I is offices Are at n. W. Corner of 3d and Chesnut st., Philadelphia a Tribune buildings new York no. 20 state st., Boston and s. E. Comer of Baltimore and Calvert st., Baltimore. Messes. Mason amp Tuttle no. 33 William st., and or. George Pratt no. 164, Nassau st., new York Are also authorized agents for the same purpose. Or. C. Green of Cincinnati Ohio is authorized to receive Money on subscription and in payment for advertisements font added by him from that City. The following gentlemen will please receive and Forward subscriptions for this paper. Auburn w. Park Andersontown r. Williams Bloomington l. Boiman Bowling Green j. T. Karr Brookville j. Fan Uher Bloomfield s. Fellows Columbus h. B. Horn Charlestown j. Fer son Connersville w. M. Smith Covington j. S. Sloan cordon w. A. Porter Crawfordsville j. Beard Centerville g. W. Julian Delphi h. Allen Danville j. S. Harvey Evansville j. N. Kirkendale Eagle Village j. F. Daugherty frail fort j. Thompson Franklin f. M. Finch fort Wayne h. W. Jones Greensburg j. T. Gibson go Shen j. Defrees Greencastle a. Stephenson Huntington e. Murray Kokomo t. A. Long Lebanon j. C. Hocker Logansport g. W. Blakemore Lima j. T. Hobbs Laporte d. G. Rose Lafayette j. L. Meredith Liberty j. Yar3 an Muncie t. J. Sample Marion j. Or Ottilee Madi son a. N. Jackson it. Pleasant r. Brown Martin Svilis a. S. Griggs Monticello d. M. Tilton new Albany j. S. Davis new Castle e. Murphy Newport w. P. Dole Noble c. H., w. C. Taylor Point Commerce j. Allison Princeton s. Hall Plymouth w. G. Pomeroy Peru j. M. Defrees Paoli t Thornton Rochester a. Smith Rome j. B. He Cleby Rockville t. Nelson rising Sun s. Jelley Rockport j. Harvey Rush Ville g. Tingley Spencer r. C. Howe South Bend c. M. Heaton Salem r. Martin Terre haute j. Hager Vernon j. Vawter Vevay j. N. Martin Wabash j. D. Cassat j. Buel the costume of the Young Man was that celebrated festive dress of All spaniards known under the name of Majo s dress and Liose proverbial Richness has caused More than one traveller to say that there is not a Prince in Europe Clad like a simple castilian peasant. Of All civilized men indeed the andalusian or castilian Majo is he whose dress relatively speaking costs the Dearest. Stufano Riaz wore a jacket of Black cloth very Short ornamented with loops and knots of silk ribbons of the same color and trimmed wit i an embroidery of silk fringe also Black of pretty effect and Good taste. Beneath this jacket lined with yellow silk an embroidered shirt with tie Collar turned Over showed through the opening of a Little under Waistcoat with gilded buttons a Cravat clasped with a Gold ring Hung upon the Chest. The Short breaches of Black silk were fastened to tie Garter by a Loop terminating in an Acorn. The shoes were of the finest yellow leather half covered gaiters of the same material partly open on the Side of the leg to show the White silk stockings. Add to this the old Spanish net which is no longer worn except on ceremonial occasions Complete the head dress with a Black Felt hat with a Little brim turned up under a Long plume and you will have an idea of the festive costume of the Majo of Panola. In putting on such a dress the True livery of pleasure the inhabitants of Castile habitually Lay aside their Gravity and satisfy the third. But unfortunately there is one condition of which you forget to speak and which depends neither on you nor me. I must be loved to be Happy and i do not believe that i am loved Quot you do not believe it Quot cried Don Pedro haughtily Quot i should like to see a girl in this Village who would think of disdaining the hand of Stufano Riaz de la Smirga Quot Quot i do not know if she would refuse my hand but t know that she appears to fear my love for she carefully avoids my looks and even my attentions she does not allow me to speak to her for fear that my avowal should pass from my eyes to my Quot Bah Quot exclaimed the old castilian in a bantering tone Quot it is doubtless because you do not dare to open your Mouth because you frighten the girl with your airs of a Bandit who meditates mischief. Young girls you see my Friend do not hate lovers who sigh hut Thoy also like lovers who speak acid it is Only to listen the better that they at first turn a deaf Quot of Quot exclaimed the Young Man joining his hands Quot if i could think she would hear me without Quot anger nonsense child 1 does love Ever offend a Young girl let us see my Young Hidalgo Quot continued the old Man looking at his son with Pride Quot let us begin to Day our court to that cruel Maja and first let us change if Yon strongly aquiline nose gave a profile As energetic As the face was Calm and Sweet. Iler form was the most Spanish of anything about Manuela at once slim and round firm and agile worthy of rivalling the most Beautiful shapes of Andalusia. The costume of the Maja which set off this simple Beauty was Perii aps More Brilliant and Richer than that of Stufano Riaz. The Mantilla of Black lace thrown behind Over her comb it Decd by contrast to the Brilliant whiteness of her shoulders. The Corsage of Brown velvet displayed the shape with that voluptuous exactness of which Spanish coquetry alone possesses the secret. Gathered gracefully above the hips the Black silk Basquinn descended in narrow folds to the Middle of the leg exposing to View the shoes and stockings a part of the and guitars gradually becoming fainter reset Maja Quot will you place this bouquet which has been on my heart on a ours Quot the Young Man pronounced these words with so tender and expressive an accent the gesture with which to offered the symbolic Flowers was so supplicant and passionate there was so much Hope and fear in the look which he kept raised on his Cousin that a sympathetic emotion was communicated to the spectators and tears came to the eyes of Pedro and the Young girl. Quot keep the bouquet Manuela keep it Quot All eyes in the crowd magnified at once without excepting the rivals of Stefano. Some voices even ventured to articulate these words aloud to interpret the common opinion and the subdued sound of abandon themselves to All the intoxication of Joy. Such j , our step and countenance Lotus boldly raise that was not the privilege of Stefano Riaz when sombre sadness contrasted with the brilliancy of his garments. Standing near a window opening upon the area some distance from the aged Pedro negligently holding in his left hand a bouquet of half faded Jasmine and resting Iii right hand on tie window fiame he looked with a melancholy Eye find head and those Large Black eyes let us put one hand on the hip and balance with the other that hat with its elegant plume then let us speak of love boldly and confidently As we know so Well How to speak of War and bullfights and we shall see if the most difficult and disdain in the attire not loss than the comb in every Southern Toilette Liis shoe was a Black silk Slipper almost without quarters so narrow and Small that one could hardly distinguish it except by its color and almost invisibly fastened at the Heel by White ribbons of the same Shade of color As the stockings. Already very Rich As we have seen in manner and form this dress was rendered luxurious and Recherche by the Quantity of ribbons loops fringes embroideries and Flowers with which it was almost entirely covered. On again seeing the charming treasure which they had allowed to be so unfortunately stolen from them the Young harvesters uttered an exclamation of Joy and saluted Stefano and his Cousin with the United sound of their castanets. Quot Manuela Quot said Pedro to his Niece taking her by the hand Quot i have excused you to our villagers for the trick you see Ora will not soon be Well satisfied with our lordship. The a have played them. It is for you now to make them re Para on the Hai vesters dancing with the Young Giris and replied rest regards me my son and our conditions fulfilled von Tion with Good Grace by submitting to an old custom which to the provocative which were Hin in passing May depend upon it that the nuptials shall not be delayed is As strict Here As the Church tithe. Come come do not Only by sad shakes of the head or yet sadder smiles. Well what do you say does not this Chase the Clouds from tremble thus my child but enter gaily into your part. You the journal. Is sent free of postage to the following Post offices Viz Marion , Clermont Allisonville Germantown Cumberland new Bethel Bridgeport Augusta. Hendricks , Plainfield Bellville Stiles Ville Danville new Winchester Brownsburg Springtown North Salem. Hamilton , Noblesville Royalton Straw town Cicero. Boone , Thomley Ville Royalton Jamestown Eagle Village Northfield. Moe Iii , Monrovia. Hancock , sugar Creek Charlottsville Philadelphia Eden. Johnson , Franklin far West. Shelby View Shelbyville Morristown. Manuela d Avilez. By Pitre Chevalier. Translated for the Boston Atlas from the French. Part first chapter i. The feast of ears. Panola is a Little Village in old Castile situated in the narrow at times Only did his eyes Flash or his Mouth utter a sigh. It was when a certain dancer prettier than the rest approached the window and he imagined he Felt the wind of her Mantilla or the Sweet perfume of her leafless bouquet. Quot How pretty she isl Quot he then said following her with his looks. And finally to see her longer he languishing by leaned his elbows on the window. Quot Don Stefano Quot said the old Man All at once who had for some moments remarked the pre occupation of his son. Quot How they All press around her Quot pursued the Young Man without hearing any thing. Quot Don Stefano Quot continued tie Senor Don Riaz in a louder tone. Quot it is because she dances with so much Grace Quot added the Young dreamer More deaf than Ever. Quot Don Stefano Quot cried the old castilian with his strongest voice. And finally drawn from his contemplation the Majo said carelessly turning his head Quot did you Call me father Quot Quot Why yes Quot replied Pedro smiling Quot and you perceive it rather late of what Are you thinking so profoundly my son Quot Quot of what am i thinking of nothing i was looking at our harvesters dancing around the Quot if you were thinking of nothing my Friend you would imitate the harvesters instead of looking at Quot i am not in the mood for dancing Quot sighed the Young Man turning away from the window. Quot and Why so Quot Quot i know Quot then Quot said the old Man to himself Quot i begin to understand. Hold my Friend Quot he continued tranquilly Quot put that Poignard and those pistols Back to their Don Stefano took the arms and examined them to compose his countenance. Then seizing this occasion to change the conversation Quot you can boast father Quot he said with an affected smile that there is no Grenadier in the Royal army who takes care of his arms As you take care of yours. The Waters of the Tagus under the Noonday Sun have not a purer and a More Lively Quot the arms of an old Soldier Are his jewels my son Quot replied Don Riaz with military Pride Quot they were not As Bright As they Are now. When i bore them Bujor Trio Ordra of for Diu and against the enemies of the Spanish monarchy. I your brow my Knight of the dolorous countenance Quot yes father Quot said Stefano with a melancholy Quot May heaven inspire you and Grant that you arc not Quot a there Quot replied the old Man with vivacity Quot there now Only remains for me to know the name of my future the Young Man was going to pronounce that which Al ready trembled upon his lips when a loud tumult in the with a trembling voice. Are the daughter of the House the Maja there Are some a Mong these rave Castillias who aspire to your hand. They will pay to Weir homage to you in the consecrated form by offering Yoa the Jasmine bouquets they Wear on their hearts. There must be one among them whom you secretly prefer and they have told you How you Are to designate him among the others to keeping the bouquet which he presents to Quot but Senor Don Pedro. Quot stammered the Young girl area interrupted the conversation at its most interesting Point. Quot no excuses my Friend Quot mildly interrupted the old Man. Quot it is for one that is pretty to marry by our lady a and to find a handsome and Brave tender and faithful betrothed you chapter Iii. Have Here Only the trouble of a Choice. This Choice is you the Village riot. See perfectly free he whom you favor will not espouse you All the harvesters followed by their partners in the dance in Twenty for hours he will not take you As our Kings were Rushing Pell Mell towards the House. Take their Queens without paying his court to you and Quot the Niya the Maia Quot they All cried together Quot we must without giving you an Opportunity to become accustomed to have the to asap in a twinkling the Hall was filled by this noisy and animated throng. All the 3 new Comers wore dresses similar to Stefano s and More or less Rich. Some had guitars and others castanets him. On the contrary my child your Choice will Only give him the right of striving to please you of proving his love to you and of deserving your Manuela tried to renew her timid excuses but the imperturbable Don Riaz imposed silence upon her a second part of that province which contrasts by its Fertility with the barrenness of the rest. An Oasis in an arid desert an andalusian landscape hidden in the Plains of the Sierra Panola is a delicious Garden and perhaps the Only one in the world where nature appears to have Laboured under the inspiration of a great botanist and a great Painter to reunite on one spot of tie Globe All the riches and beauties of creation. You have just traversed fifty leagues without meeting _ ,.a tree without perceiving the smallest Stream of water Rol i had no Leisure to clean them then bet Yeen Battles by Day Ling Over the flints All at once you arrive in tie midst of and marches by night now that this invalid s instrument wood8, and Flowers of All kinds ranged upon the Steps a replaced them m my trembling hand Quot he continued of Mossy rocks As in a picturesque and colossal greenhouse taking no his staff Quot i must console myself for being no Here Cork Trees of various forms with Pendant branches longer Able to use them by keeping them at least in a state mingle with the Brilliant verdure of tie Carob tree with the to be used by others. I or in these bad times of civil War a a 1--------r and partizan quarrels every castilian who cannot fight for Pale Olive tree growing in groups with Long rows of White aloes there each to ticket of Bushes is surrounded with turfs of the Large White blowing cysts like the most dazzling magnolias of the new world. Whole Hills Are covered with a flowering Plant of a Lilac color exuding an Amor Antic gun Quot which embalm the air with a perfume Peculiar to Southern countries. The roads which meet at Panola traverse Fields of fragrant Lavender and Strawberry plants surrounded by elms and bluish leaved Trees that Are mingled with the curious branches of Nopal a kind of vegetable Coral very common in Castile. A freshness reigns in All its luxuriant vegetation which recalls to mind the Vallies of normandy.�?. Perpetual cascades water the Little forests of Young elms and Ash Trees the Vine throws its shining arms from the tops of lofty Trees or hangs in garlands festooned to the sides of Quot rocks and ravines finally the atmosphere is filled with Liat Violet and perfumed dust which has caused it to be so justly said of the Southern air that it is seen and Felt at the same time. On the 25th of August 1838, there was a feast in the Best situated House in the Centre of this charming landscape at Quot the South Western extremity of the Village of Panola and there Joy reigned with True Spanish vehemence. They were finishing in magnificent weather the wheat Harvest which they held just Gatli ered and Home to the barn amidst the noise of a to Tousand acclamations. All the inhabitants of the Village had shared in this joyous labor and the work finished they had raised in the area a trophy of the last sheaves a round which in accordance with immemorial custom the boys and girls danced in great numbers to the sound of guitars and castanets. This was called the feast of ears la fiesta de Las esp Gas. Everybody however did not rejoice in the Little House of Panola and it was Only necessary to pass from the area where noise burst Forth to a Hall where silence reigned to find sorrow Jay the Side of mirth. In that till open to the scene of the dances and looking farther on Over the whole country silent men were met together actuated by motives As different As were their Ages the first seated near the Small table of ago Tilic sideboard was an old Man who had passed his sixtieth year but who was broken Down by hardships rather than by years. His venerable head crowned with White locks was Bent on his Chest with a patriarchal majesty. Upon his wrinkled but Serene brow in his contracted but Noble features in the habitually Lively regard of his hardly dimmed eyes the observer saw one of those powerful and excellent Southern natures whose soul does not grow old with its body and in which the energetic verdure of youth is United win i the goodness of latter years. The Only weakness of this patriarch was in his legs of which one was extended before him with an appearance of disease Eind the worthy Man doubtless had need of the assistance of the crooked staff which was placed at his left As an indispensable piece of furniture. The costume of the old Man was half rustic and half military. It was composed of a Basque jacket of the color of Spanish tobacco of a Small cloak of the same Shade an essential garment for every castilian with a red Woolen Girdle passed two a it a three times around his body and breeches which had certainly Clad a Warrior before covering a country Squire to judge by the stingy Cut of the cloth and the red Stripe which was thought to ornament them. The hat suspended near him was of a Small round Fonn finishing in a sugar loaf with a narrow brim turned up All round it surrounded with faded loops and ribbons. This old Man who lipid served in the Royal armies was the Senor Don Pedro Riaz do la Sarga poor and Noble like every castilian but with this difference that his nobility was As real As his poverty. The descendant of a family Long since decayed the Little Manor of Panola was his it chateau and the Fields which surrounded it Bis last Domain. But As is Well known in Spain poor is not a synonyms of indigent no More Tolian cultivator Means one of the common people and Senor Pedro was Richer with his Little House and Field than Many of our country gentlemen with their estates and Chateaux. From a Custon of his former life to which tie dangers of the times had caused him to return the Veteran royalist was occupied in cleaning his Poignard and loading his pistols which he handled with a certain military satisfaction and with a dexterity astonishing at his age. The 3 Oung Man who was keeping him company was his fifth son Don Stefano Riza de la Sarga then forming his whole family whilst the four others were in the army of Don Carlos. Stufano de la Sarga a magnificent youth of Twenty years was the most accomplished Hidalgo in Panola according to the avowal of All the pretty girls of the country. He was the the Spanish Type in All its Grace and Pride a complexion tinned or rather gilded by the Sun Large Almond shaped piercing Black eyes regular features set in a perfect Oval hair Black As the Raven s Wing slightly Cut Miff around his neck and a face with that expression of de which distinguishes a castilian from every world. This last feature in the physiognomy something ferocious and disagreeable and the first tune would have Beu eved in their hands. Most of them carried Long forked staffs i time and made a sign to the Yonng people to begin the cer with the bark stripped off and ornamented with ribbons of Emony in which he appeared to be As much interested As various colors. Each one wore on the left breast of his Vest a bouquet of Jasmine like that of the Maja. The Young girls in corsages of Black silk with Short skirts red stockings and Mantilla All Shook castanets and entered the House Waltzing with their partners. When this joyous throng had surrounded Don Pedro Riaz e cries of "t.llp. Main Tho min Quot Raynn nilo/1. Truta if the cries of Quot the Maja the Maja Quot loudly resounded and it was with difficulty that the voice of the old Man could be heard above these United clamors. Quot Well Well my children what is the matter Quot asked the Village Nestor of his tumultuous audience. Quot the Maja Quot the More turbulent continued to cry. Quot the Majas or de Atli Quot added a joker a Little intoxicated. Quot let us see Quot replied Don Riaz Quot explain yourself do you mean my Niece Manuela Quot Quot yes yes Quot they All repeated. Quot Well is she not with you my friends i thought it was she whom you were just now Quot certainly Quot replied one of the leaders of the tumult Quot singing we pro Curry aug her on the last a a Slie even allowed it willingly Quot added a Young Hidalgo. Quot and till then All went on perfectly Well Quot said another. Quot but Quot continued a third Quot at the most interesting to they. Most of the Young Hidalgo who were then in the Hall took their bouquets of Jasmin in their right hands and the Maja could easily perceive by glancing around that she had As Many pretender to her hand As there were handsome Young men before her. Manuela was standing near her Uncle at one end of the Hall. On her right hand and left were grouped the Young Harvest girls Aihui ring without envy the Queen of the feast and forming for her a Graceful court. In front were the Young rivals who were going to declare their love and who threw looks of secret jealousy on each other. Standing immovable behind them Don Stefano looked round the Hall with a melancholy Eye. The guitar and castanet players United before the door softly prelude the scene which was being prepared and on this j picture worthy the Pencil of Leopold Robert the Sun half hidden behind the horizon threw a Calm and solemn Ray. The first Hidalgo who came from the ranks was a tall dark complexioned Young Man. He advanced with a firm Stop towards the Maja and made his compliments to her in triese terms Quot i am Don Geronimo Caldaron. I am Twenty six years old come Christmas. I have allowed it to be said in the Vil his King and country himself ought at least to have in his hands the Means of defending his family and fireside. But Quot he continued perceiving his digression Quot you have led me far from what i wished to say to you. Hang those arms against the Wall look at me there and listen to me Quot Stefano obeyed As slowly As possible and approached the old Man with embarrassment. Quot what would you say to me father Quot he asked fumbling the loops of his jacket. Quot i would Tell you Quot replied Pedro smilingly measuring him from head to foot Quot i would Tell you whom Yon have for several Days resembled with your mysterious and ferocious airs your silent reveries and endless Quot i Don t understand you. Quot indeed Quot Quot yet i do not see that i am More silent and dreamy than any one else i have harvested gaily every Day i have danced for a Long time with the harvesters and Ponola Maidens. Since this morning i have rejoiced like every body else. Here is my festive bouquet which has not left me during the Quot that is True Quot said Don Riaz ironically Quot but look a Little in the Mirror at the smile you make in saying it Quot Quot i assure you. Quot Quot i assure you that you resemble your worthy father enough to be mistaken for him. Quot Quot you Quot Quot not my As you see me now with a Crown of White locks and my leg diseased but me such As i saw myself forty years since when i was in love with the charming Dona paquita de Hombres before she became my Quot in love Quot stammered Stefano Quot do you think that i am in love Quot Quot i do not merely think so my son i see it i know it i am certain of it and i have Only this reproach to make to you that you have not first told Don Pedro approached the Young Man his hand outstretched with kindness and Don Stefano fell into his arms exclaiming Quot father you shall know All Quot both then sat Down near a Small table drawing their chairs As near together As possible and whilst the harvesters dances were slackening in the area at the moment when the fiery red Sun was setting behind the Village the Maja poured out into the bosom of the old Man tie simple and tender secret which pressed his soul. Chapter ii. The Majo s secret. Quot it is True father Quot said Stefano Quot for a month i have had an incurable love in my heart. There is a Maiden the thought of whom distracts every outlier thought whose Imago even effaced the remembrance of my Mother whose sight makes me forget the whole world even you my father and i ask Pardon of god for it if i no longer speak to any one it is because the name of that Maiden alone comes to my lips and i dare not pronounce it if i no longer feel courage for any thing it is because i know nothing which is Worth a glance from her eyes or a word from her Mouth it is because i would give my life for that word or look if Uliey could Tell me she loves me Quot Quot to a Marvel my son to a Marvel Quot interrupted Don Pedro smiling Quot that is by our lady just As i was at your age and As every Brave spaniard ought to be i have always observed that the most ardent lovers Are the bravest men provided that the motives of tie love is Quot of my father As for that. Quot Quot i Trust that to you i Trust that to you my Friend. So before asking whom you love i Promise Only three conditions to your Quot what Are they Quot said Stefano quickly As if the words which he had just heard were to Calm All his i quietude. Quot first Quot replied the Village Hidalgo in the tone of a Spanish grandee speaking to his eldest son Quot the woman who will receive your name shall bring you one As pure and Noble As that of Riaz de la Sarga nobility and Honor Are Worth More than riches my son and ruined As i am i ask no other Quot and the second condition Quot Quot that she shall be the worthy daughter of a devoted subject of our King Charles v., and a faithful defender of the Spanish on pronouncing these sacred words tie old Man respectfully bowed not without being imitated by the Young Majo who slightly raised his hat from his head. Quot and lastly Quot asked tie Lover impatient to hear the last word. Quot lastly Quot Don Riza concluded with solemnity Quot you will both swear on the Day of your betrothal that if death which May happen any Day should remove one of the four sons which i have in the Royal army you will immediately take these arms pointing to the Poi Girard and pistols suspended near an enormous Musket and will leave Panola without hesitation to replace your Quot the two first of conditions Are already fulfilled Quot said Stefano Quot and when the occasion comes i will take care to ment All was spoilt when we wished to proceed to the Cere i luge that i was difficult in miking a Choice because i waited Mony of the Maja s Choice \ for the most Beautiful Maja the most Beautiful Maja is you Quot a a Quot said Pedro smiling Quot the Little Navarre girl Manuela d Avilez. Will you place this bouquet which has has been playing the been on my heart on yours Quot Quot Bhe fiercely rebelled and declared that this ceremony Den Geronimo presented his bouquet to the Young girls did not concern to blushing took it and let it fall. Quot i recognize her by that Quot observed the old Quot but did you clearly explain to her what the Maja s Choice is Quot Quot we told her All it was possible to say that it is a Conse he is refused he is refused Quot whispered All present whilst the tall Young Man returned into the crowd and a second came out to take his place. Lam Don Juan Riveira Quot he said in a careless tone. Crated use in Panola on the Day of the feast of ears that i Yin Mother pretends that i am the Best boy in Panola and after having borne the Maiden of the House on the last sheaf my father that i am the richest it depends on you Dona the Young men of the Village who Are enamoured of her i Manuela whether i shall be the most Happy. Will you place should come and present their bouquets to her in turn that this bouquet which has been on my heart on yours Quot she ought to select among them him whom she authorizes i Quot refused Quot again murmured the spectators seeing the to demand her hand keeping his bouquet alone after hav a Jasmine again slide to the Earth without being retained by ing rejected those of All others that if she refuse to obey the Maja. The common Law she shall be forever disgraced in the Conn j third advanced in his turn received by a general smile try and that every honest Hidalgo shall be forbidden to pay it As the joker whom we have already seen at the feast a his court to her under pain of being severely handsome Cavalier besides though a Little negligent in his none of these reasons convinced her our threats did not manners. Frighten her. She declared that having been for Only eight j Quot Pearl of Panola Quot he said to the Young Giri with an in months an inhabitant of Panola she was not obliged to timing air you live known me sinti you live dwelt in this adopt our customs that she would see at the next Harvest Village and you know for whom i sigh night and Day i love whether she would submit to the Maja s Choice. In Short she you As ardently As i love the wines of Malaga and succeeded while paying us with Fine words in springing will you put this bouquet. Quot bled a mysterious prayer. The Maja not loss Pale than her Cousin took the bouquet in her Irei bling hand. She gazed upon it some time with a sort of comp Asence. She made a movement to throw it to the ground. She suddenly stopped to look at it again. Finally turning away her head she let it fall. Chapter i. What is the ? Quot and he also Santa Maria Quot exclaimed the spectators with a sorrowful astonishment. The music abruptly ceased in the Hall different emotions agitated the crowd of harvesters and Stefano bathed in tears threw himself into the arms of Don Riaz. Quot when 1 told you father Quot he exclaimed Quot when i told you i loved without Hope. Quot Quot my child my poor child Quot stammered the old Man struck to the heart in a stifled voice. Then turning towards the Maja still pressing his son to his bosom Quot Manuela Quot said he with bitterness Quot you Are not Only severe you Are pitiless when you came eight months since from the heart of Navarre an abandoned orphan when i received you Here with Joy and treated you As the daughter of the House i was far from thinking you would bring grief and despair to me. But indeed you Are not obliged to feel for my son the love you inspire in him involuntarily without doubt. You Are entirely free As you say. And since this Liberty will Only make those who cherish you he stopped unable longer to restrain his tears and inclined his White head on that of the Young Man. Quot my poor Stefano Quot he said embracing him with tears in his eyes. Quot but come Quot he immediately resumed in a firmer voice Quot let us speak no More of that and let us to courageous forget that you have loved your Cousin my Friend Quot Quot never Quot murmured the Majo Quot never father Quot Quot Only remember Quot added the old Man kindly seeing Manuela hide her face covered with tears in her hands Quot always remember that she is your Cousin your sister As i shall never forget whatever May happen that she is my Niece my daughter. Quot Quot yes Quot cried Manuela who covered the hand of her Uncle with kisses Quot yes your daughter do not fear that i shall Ever cease to Merit this title and do not condemn me in your heart before having heard my Quot your justification Quot repeated Stefano who received this word with a Glimmer of Hope. Quot what would you say my Niece Quot continued Don Riaz Quot speak i listen to the Maja looked around her with hesitation and several times opened her Mouth without pronouncing a word. Quot Senor Pedro Quot she said finally Quot it is a secret which it is perhaps wrong that i have not before avowed to you and which i can confide to you alone if you will permit Quot to me alone Quot replied the astonished old Man Quot be it so my child i am at your and eagerly seizing the hand of Manuela he made a sign to the spectators to excuse him to his son to take courage and entered the chamber with the trembling girl while the whispering crowd of harvesters departed. Quot a secret which she would confide Only to my father Quot said Stefano slowly when he was alone in the Hall. And after having contemplated with a dreamy Eye the door by which his Cousin had just disappeared Quot of our lady of Panola Patron of this House Quot he added kneeling before a figure of the Virgin placed above tie door Quot give me courage to await the Clearing up of this mystery and if it is not to give me Hope cure me of Ray then having called a servant to shut and take care of the House the Young Man went to take breath on the top of the Hills whose Shadow began to descend on the Village. The sky Wainly illuminated by the red beams of the Sun reflected from the Western Clouds the evening Breeze bore on the warm air the perfume of Jasmine and Orange Flowers and no other noise was heard in Panola save the indistinct music of guitars or castanets sometimes mingled with the feeble and Distant sound of the Bells of some tardy mules. From the sheaf where we had seated her and escaping from us by the Little door of the Quot of the Savage Quot said Pedro gaily who like a Good Humoured old Man espoused the quarrel of his Young people Quot but then my friends Quot he added Quot you must admit one he stopped of seeing his bouquet fall in the midst of a burst of laughter Aud gravely taking the fourth rival by the hand who succeeded him he said Quot since i am not to your taste Maja i assure Yon you Are wrong but after me Here is my Cousin Don Baldivas who thing that is that you Are very unskillful gallants not to in default of me will be just the one for know How to keep one pretty Giri among you All. You j the new signer covered with ribbons silk and velvet and should have run after her and promptly sized your Quot that is what we tried to do b our lady but to overtake Vance saying in a solemn tone Quot i am Don Henrico Baldivas y Malacas y Catsicas y Sal a Bird without wings she flew whilst we walked and shut Picas a descendant of the famous Cid Campeadore will you the door which leads Here in our faces. She must be there Quot i Dona Manuela d Avilez y Perez y Bermudes place this Bou pursued the peasant who spoke for the others pointing to a Quet which has been on my heart of yours Quot closed chamber on tie right of Don Riaz. Quot we have guard j Don Baldivas y Malacas y Catsicas y Malpicas was sent a Edall the issues by which she could escape and we come Way notwithstanding tie recommendation of his predecessor to claim her from you Senor Pedro to exercise our right in j and his own nobility and ten others took his place wit i the your presence and comp i her to Malte her Maja s Choice i same Success according to the j Quot you Are entirely right my children Quot replied the old Man i with the Gravity of a judge. You shall be satisfied immediately Quot he added looking round for Don Stefano. Then having perceived him More pensive than Ever behind a whispering group of Young harvesters Quot my son Quot he said to him Quot go and seek your Cousin in that chamber it is for one Majo to do the honors of the Maja Jasmine bouquets rained at the feet of the Young girl and the floor All around her was covered with them. The disgraced were so multiplied that they could no longer hide their confusion in the crowd. The spectators whispered to Tatlier earnestly whilst the astonished guitar players forgot to make their instruments sound. The aged Pedro in turn disturbed and smiling asked himself Why his Niece was so Tion. Then suddenly stopping near the door As if the Mission was decidedly repugnant to him Quot perhaps i shall not find my Cousin in this chamber Quot he observed with embarrassment. Hardly dared enter the lists. There were however yet three who More rash advanced towards the Maja. The two first were not even heard to the end and All eyes were fixed with interest on the last. Manuela allowed him Quot you will find her she is there we Are sure of it Quot re to repeat his compliment took his bouquet which she con plied Twenty voices who did not allow a reply. J Side red with a coquettish pity and heaving a sigh of compas Quot but Quot replied the refractory Delegate Quot if she will not sent it to join the amorous trophy which strewed the willingly follow me. Quot Quot Quot she will Quot interrupted Don Riaz in a tone which decided Stefano to open the door. the enchanted Hidalgo exclaimed lavishing energetic thanks on the old Man. The joker who had already amused the Assembly threw his hat into the air exclaiming Quot Huzzah for the Good Don Pedro Quot. A a a a and this cry was immediately repeated with acclamations against the Maja when Don Riaz advancing towards awaking the echoes of the place when Manuela with Down i the Young Giri imposed silence upon All by addressing her. A a a a a of 1�?z,i 1. A it a a. ____1 in 1._1i Quot Allm a Fli ild Quot of Sinh. Vii or Gill Linn Trot of Voli if floor. A murmur then arose in the Hall among the stupefied Hidalgo. Quot All refused All Quot exclaimed the spectators and pretenders. It is an indignity such a thing has never before been Quot Why Quot said some of the Maidens Quot should she choose against her will if none of her lovers suit her Quot and two parties were immediately going to be formed for cast eyes led by Don Stefano entered the Hall. Chapter in. The Maja s Choice. Manuela was As her Uncle had said a native of Navarre the daughter of a sister of Don Riaz and of a royalist Hidalgo a cultivator of the Martli like himself. She had left Tafalla her native town on the death of her father and Mother who had fallen victims of the civil War which desolated that country and the aged Pedro had caused her to be brought not without danger to Panola where he delighted to treat her As his cherished daughter till she could suitably and honorable marry. The origin of Mahula was evident in her features which were less castilian than any of Liose which surrounded her but though endowed with a less Majestic Beauty she possessed More delicate graces. Hardly eighteen years old and but just fully developed she had one of those faces where Reserve was mingled with Candor and where the most profound passions were betrayed by nervous contractions under that appearance of carelessness so often deceitful in Young girls. Her hair of a shining Black was simply gathered round a Large comb. Her eyes of a caressing vivacity and of the same color As her hair gave an enchanting Harmony to her physiognomy completed by a not less seducing relation Between the Pearly whiteness of her Teeth Aud the sparkling brightness of her look. Her Mouth Small serious and pretty her Chin insensibly retreating towards her Swan like neck her Cheeks shaded with a delicate and transparent Rosy tint were admirably set in the perfect Oval of her head to which the evident curve of a a my child Quot he said Quot have you Well thought of what you have just done Quot Quot yes Uncle Quot replied Dona Manuela with Quot have you not told me i was entirely free Quot free to choose without doubt but not to dismiss All the Maja lowered her eyes without replying., Quot Pardon father there yet remains one Quot said i on Stefano Riaz in the midst of the silence. Quot where is he Quot was hastily asked. Quot it is i Quot replied the Majo taking his Jasmine bouquet. An exclamation of Surprise came from All Mouths Dona Manuela trembled so violently that she was obliged to support herself on her Uncle s Arm and Don Pedro More astonished than All the rest hastily approached his son. Quot How Stefano Quot he said joyfully Quot is it your Cousin whom Quot Quot yes father Quot replied the Young Man Quot it is she whom 1 love Quot Quot a very Good Quot said the old Man with some Surprise. Quot i now understand Why our Maja was so difficult Quot he added to himself Quot it doubtless is not for want of appetite but the Little jilt Only waited till the Best dish should to thus reasoning Don Pedro resumed his place near Manuela and in the midst of testimonials of general interest and to the sound of guitars and castanets Don Stefano Pale with emotion advanced towards his Cousin. Chapter Vil castilian love. When Don Stefano returned to the House he found his father and Cousin in the Hall. Manuela started on seeing him and dared not raise her eyes then making an excuse to return to her chamber she went out after having embraced her Uncle. Being left alone with Don Riaz Stefano regarded him for some time before speaking and approaching him with a curiosity mingled with anguish Quot Well father Quot he asked Quot have you nothing to say to me Quot Don Pedro silently extended his hand into which the Young Man allowed his to drop. Quot one word father Quot continued Stefano with abrupt impatience Quot can Manuela love me and can i become her husband Quot Quot my Friend Quot replied Don Riaz Quot All is not in despair a Day will perhaps come when you can again speak of love to Manuela and you can then know the secret with which i would not now crush you you will know it when it will have nothing cruel for you Quot Quot customary Consolation Quot said Stefano with an ironical smile. Quot i would however thank you for it father for i know it is not for you to console me he walked across the Hall with a passionate air threw a look of reproach on the figure of the Virgin which he had implored in vain stopped some Momenta before the chamber door of his Cousin then suddenly forsaking this forced calmness he gave himself up to the most convulsive despair. Quot of i am accursed i am accursed Quot he exclaimed striding rapidly across the Hall and throwing about his arms wildly above his head. Then he Tore off the ornaments from his dress with a madness which doubled the Energy of his imprecations Betook his plumed hat and threw it far from him with the acorns of his net. After which he returned to overwhelm Pedro with questions and import unities to draw from him willingly or unwillingly the secret of Manuela. Quot you must forget Manuela and her secret my son Quot said the old Man Quot you must drive from your heart even the remembrance of your love Quot Quot it is True Quot replied Stefano in a Low voice Quot but it is unhappily impossible you recollect father the Book of ancient history in which we read the life of a theban general called Epaminondas this general having received a javelin in his breast the physicians declared that to cure the wound it was necessary to begin by drawing out the Iron but that this operation might Cost the life of any one who should have the courage to submit to it. Now you know that the general submitted to it father. Quot Quot and that he died Quot said Pedro looking at his son. Well father Quot continued Don Stefano energetically Quot the love of Manuela in my heart you Sec is the javelin in the breast of Epaminondas Quot then leaving the stupefied old Man in the Hall Stefano slowly ascended the stairs which conducted to his chamber. Quot alas alas Quot cried Don Riaz following him with his Eye Quot Why has Manuela entered this House and How can we Issue from this fatal Circle Quot to be continued from the Indiana state sen tied. Free discussion. The words placed at the head of this article have been Peculiar favourites with abolitionists from their first organization to the present time. They have on All occasions earnestly contended that Quot ree discussion was essential to the proper understanding of every important subject and under this motto have taken great liberties in abusing every body and every thing which would not join in with them in their tirade upon the South and what they Are pleased to Call the Quot pro slavery men Quot in the North. But to the sober and candid who give to every subject due consideration and importance and have made themselves acquainted with As Well As the witty a of this a party it will be Manifest that there is but Little Quot discussion Quot of any kind among them but i the course taken there Isa free Quot use of offensive epithets and sweeping denunciations and but Little else. But to give a Case in Point and to show How very far these Liberty men Are opposed to free Quot discussion Quot i will Here state the policy determined upon by the Indiana colonization society in regard to sending emigrants to Liberia and their conduct in reference to it. The Board of managers of our society being Well convinced that the free people of color of our state Wourl greatly better their condition by emigrating to Liberia where there is now a most Happy and prosperous Community of their own color enjoying the full blessings of civil and religious Liberty and an extensive Commerce determined to offer them the Means of fully investigating the subject for themselves at the expense of our society. To effect which object they adopted the following Resolution on the 28th of november last among the first acts of the Board Quot a resolved that it is expedient that a person or persons of the coloured people of this state should be sent with the approbation of the american colonization society or men of Worth piety and Talent possessing the Confidence of the coloured people and the agent of this society to Liberia and investigate fully As of All Ruil tors of interest to emigrants from this country and after a suitable absence to return Atid a copy of this Resolution was immediately forwarded to Washington City for the approbation of the american colonization society a and As they were in favor of Quot free they readily gave their Sanction. The next object was to make the selection of a Man or men Quot of Worth piety and Talent possessing the Confidence of the coloured people and the agent of this society Quot to go out upon the proposed Mission of free discussion and Lull investigation. Vohen the subject was brought before the coloured people in Indian Olis several were found disposed to go if they were selected. The agent being a stranger to most of them availed himself of the counsel of some of the oldest citizens of the place in whose judgment he had great Confidence. He was advised to visit Terre haute and to present the subject to William e. Revels As the most suitable Man in the opinion of Many in the state. He did so. I went to Terre haute and found or. Revels and was much pleased with him. I was introduced to him by Rev. A. Johnson now pastor of the methodist Church then and in his presence introduced the subject to him a read the Resolution and explained its objects. The subject was favourably received by or. R., who remarked that he should have no objection to going upon a Mission of the kind if he was the Choice of the cored people and could be released from his circuit. I informed him that i would put him in nomination before them and take their decision upon the subject and that i hoped some arrangement could be made to Supply his place in his pastoral charge. In this to acquiesced and was of the opinion that the Bishop of his Church would Likely allow his brother who had just came to the country who was also a minister to take Liis place. After an address to the coloured people of Terre haute from myself and the Hon. W. Thompson on the subject they de i ded two questions presented them. 1st. Whether they would Quot investigate Quot the character of Liberia by sending out a Man of their own color and Choice and at the expense of the society according to the Resolution ? and 2d. We Iowa the Man of their Choice the first question was unanimously decided in the affirmative and in reply to the second they unanimously elected or. Revels. At Lafayette the same course was taken. The coloured people were addressed and a vote taken on the same questions after a Quot free discussion Quot of the subject pro and com. On the first question we had three dissenting voices and on the second four against All others,.in a full House in favor of or. Revels. We intended to have pursued the same course throughout the state where there were Large sett events of coloured people but upon my return to Indianapolis i found that tidings of our proceedings at Terre haute had reached this place and had produced much excitement among those who profess to Quot shot Patrize with the coloured Many letters had been written to or. Remonstrate if Agai i this course. Or. Said to a Friend Here that his postage amounted to about 87i cents per Day for some Days on letters written on this subject. And among other things said to deter him from going to Liberia was that if he did go he never need calculate upon being received again As a regular minister of the african m. E. Church a that he would not. Under the influences of such remonstrances and threats or. Revels declined going to Liberia and signified the same to me in a polite and respectful note. When it was known among the abolitionists that he had declined there was great exultation and Joy. The Quot Indiana Freeman Quot in noticing it says a Quot Rev. Or. Kavanau a in a letter to the Liberia Herald says or. Revels whom he is so anxious to banish from this country is a very Superior will or. K. Abate any thing from this compliment now that it is known that or. Revels will not go to Liberia Quot 1 say in the first place that i believe or. R., left to the dictates of his own judgment and inclination would have gone to Liberia examined tie country fully Quot disc missed Quot its claims freely Quot and then have returned and reported facts fairly and Howsely to the coloured people of Indiana just As they were. Ajja in such a course he would have shown himself to be Quot a very Superior Man in honesty and True dignity when compared to you or. Freeman or any of those who seek in this unworthy manner to suppress the truths of this kind. 1 have to say in the second place that the assertion that i was Quot anxious to banish Quot or. Quot from this country Quot is wholly false and but serves to show How Little regard is had to truth in securing the objects sought by such men. 1 have to say in the third place that All this pretence about Quot free discussion is in my opinion arse and deceptive. Why not allow an investigation to go Forward which would show what Liberia was if it is As worthless and miserable a country As abolitionists have represented Why not let the facts come to Light if the citizens of Liberia Are suffering and discontented Why not let a coloured Man go and when he returns expose All these facts to the coloured people at an expense of two or three Hundred dollars to the Indiana colonization society ? no this discussio7i must Stop. You do not believe the stories you have been telling yourselves. You Are afraid of the truth you love darkness and Why because your evil deeds and Fau hoods would be exposed. But Are you now sate can you always shut out the Light from hese poor sufferers who Are held Here by your delusive policy no the Light will Shine upon your darkness and these people will see it and rejoice in it though Quot wow May not comprehend you have greatly injured the coloured race Bot i the slaves and the free. By riveting the Bonds of the slave More firm and by leading the free from their True interest. But we hold the firm belief that coloured men Are As All other men disposed when they see their interest to follow it and it will not be Long before Liberia will be sought after by the More Independent and intelligent and As Light increases emigration will become the order of the Day. The coloured Man Here will catch the Noble spirit of the free citizen of Liberia and disdain the mean and Servile walks of oppression Here and Plant his feet upon soil and breathe an air that is free. And when he bids Adieu to Earth for his eternal Home he will leave his posterity As the free and equal heir to All the rights of Man. 1?. T. Kavanaugh. Indianapolis april 24, Imp. Chapter The last bouquet Quot Dona Manuela i love you Quot simply said Stufano to the states evidence. A a Good Story is told of one George White a notorious thief in Worcester county Massachusetts. He was once arraigned for horse stealing and was supposed to be connected with an extensive gang who were laying contribution on All the stables round about. Many inducements were held out to him to reveal tie names of his associates but he maintained a dogged silence. An Assurance from the court was at last obtained that he should be discharged upon his revealing under oath All he knew of ins accomplices. The jury accordingly were suffered to bring in a verdict of Quot not guilty Quot Aud he was called upon for the promised revelations. "1 shall be faithful to my word Quot said lie Quot understand then the Devil is the Only accomplice i Ever Iund pc have been a great while in partnership a you have acquired me and you May hang hit no if you can catch him Quot a courageous have always understood that the Tongue i and the poker were woman s legitimate weapons Aud tie following fact shows that she knows How to use the latter to some purpose a the Belmont chronicle states that a Short time since a Man painted Black and otherwise disguised attempted to Rob a woman residing near Bealsville Monroe county she had sold a horse for $75, which fact the villian knew. He demanded the whole amount. She gave him some Bank notes and desired that he would count us Gas he stooped to do so she struck him Over the head Mph a heavy poker and then alarmed the neighbourhood. In is few minutes the Man was found dead. Or. Revels is in itinerant minister of the african m. E. Church. A dreadful following description of one of the recent Quot great and glorious Quot Battles in India gives a faint idea of the horrors that attend the Trade of War. A As our men advanced. Englishmen and Hindoo Side by Side the sikhs appeared to redouble their fire and to use the expression of Eye witness Quot a storm of Iron Hail descended on our no Force or fire Howe could repress their valor. They pushed Forward with irresistible enthusiasm and after the most tremendous efforts succeeded in their attempt. The cavalry entered the entrenchments in single file through openings made for them by the sappers and miners and in a Short time tie rout of the sikhs became general. As they had shown no mercy to numerous wounded men who had fallen into their hands so no mercy was shown to them. They were driven in confusion toward the Bridge and River which having risen during the night rendered their Retreat almost impossible. The Bridge of boats densely thronged by the fugitives broke Down in several places while our guns incessantly playing on their closely wedged mass produced the most fearful havoc. The scene presented by the face of the sutlej defines description covered with horses and men upon whom the most dreadful fire was kept up with grape and canister it literally ran red with he ooh under tie circumstances we Cau by no Means imagine the number of the slain to be Over estimated at twelve thousand. The Battle had begun about six o clock and did not terminate till eleven. The combatants had met hand to hand. Our artillery and musketry had never for a moment ceased to Weir fire. Our cavalry charging impetuously through their ranks had speared or sacred All who fell in their Way. But the River was their greatest enemy and when they Flung themselves Pell Mell into its Waters which were wholly in Fordable the artillery scattered death a sparingly among them till there teas not a Man left visible within Range state of interest due in London the first of june on tie Bonds of Alabama was remitted by the Stato agent in March. That due in july was remitted in april Aud the interest on the Dollar Bonds payable the first monday of May will be pm Ijas usual on Aud after that Day at the Phoenix Bank new York

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