The Planter. (Columbia, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 22, 1844 Page: 1 of 4
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SAMWEBi J. IHJBffETT
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Tho Wrongs ami llrvcngc of M iiiinu
By Thuoplulus Hiimtchild Csq.
Scateil on ilio brow of a. to:ky eminence)
Marina waited for her lovir. Tho com
pressed and changing lip the anxious cje
wandering on vacancy the small snndollod
foot uneasily drumming Ilie gtniiitc face ol
A Hie liill all told of (ho painful elnractcr ol
her varying emotion4. Well had ihc pa-
rasite of Montezuma desciibtd her as
beautiful. Every line of her exquisite form
rwas perfect ingrace and proportion; and
now as the softened light ol thu setting In.
miliary made more in'iiifost her loveli-
ness illumining hci dmk eyes with a brigh-
ter light tinting the 10-eate cheek with a
deeper glow and threw into powci fill con-
trast the w Idleness nfher half bolinyod .form
wiih tho black and fallen masses of her wav-
ing'hairsho seemed the glorious impersona-
tion of the nioii.il beautiful.
So ihoughi her lover who had unnoticed
approached to within a few paces of the
maiden; while dark presentment shadow-
ed with raven wing the far future in gloom
on her heart; snipping the green and gar-
landed sin face of life to show below 'tJie
depth and dteaiiness o'f its grave.
Chores who had promptly obeyed the
hasty summons of Zumponlhi .lthuugh he
could not surmise the cuusp; watched the
young girl for it momentviih the rapt idol-
atry of the lover. An unconscious mur-
mur of ndmiration which escaped from
him aroused her fiom icvoiy; with a low
cry of plcasire sl.c sprang towards him
paused and with blight resistance suflired
him to cinsp her to his breast and to cover
her eyes brow and lips with kisses. In the
tumult of the mooting she forgot all things;
mid life which had seemed in Ihe past mo-
ment so fi might nith danger and woe now
in his arm was again bright lovely and
secnie. But as she gently unwound his
clasp and withdrew from His embrace the
sight of nature brought back a flood of
nconiziii" thoughts and unable to check
tho rising grief bhe gave way to the emotion
Tenderly the young chieftain drew her
again to his arms and turning tho dishevel-
led masses of hair from her brow he wiped
away the largo tears. 'Bird of my heart
said he1 what evil lutli chanced to thco or
thine? Thy tears nre such unwonted vi-
iitors that they rouse in me a thousand
anxious fears nny slay thy sobs or let me
share thy griof.
Marina whom the hushing influenco of
her lovers gentle voire had partially quiet-
ed now raised her head from its rest on his
nrmand quelling her srbs said 'Come with
mo to my father ho will tell you that shall
wring your heart with pain and anger
alas! the day; yesternight I had never
known sleepless care and now comes a
Ae they turned to the home of Marina they
were' met by Zempoalla. w'hosc anxiety to
commune and counsel wiili Chore.-- had
led him thus far from his dw- Ming. Aftei
the exchange of habitations betook the aim
of Chores and requesting Murina to retire
he apprizod the Cacique of the demand of
Chores who listened with a flushing
heek nndstcin brow while Zemponlhi de-
oiled the visitof the messenger mid his sub.
sequent return wild tho orders of the Km-
peror iillored a deep malediction and with
Ills clenched hand raised called to the Cods
to pour down their wrath on I iin nr d his
kindred if they did nut resist the insalintu
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nod li'stful tymnt until all th.it shured hi.-
blood we.ic fallen benc.ith tho oppressors
Zi'tnpoilla whoso kindling eye spake a
slmil.tr restive was yet endowed with a
large .hire of piudenc.c ami while he join-
ed Chores in tho determination lo resist
he inculcated the necessity of caution un-
til they could embody tl eir friends and
oppose lo the Monarch a respectable fuicc.
-' We will ebey tin Emperor1 siid'hc per-
haps from some fortunate cause the neces-
sity of resistance may riot nrio and if no
cntrenlieH of mine will enable us to avoid
the alternative wc will &iirrnund ourselves
witlfomfollowcrs bear Marina from the
palace and endeavor to excite the caciques
then present to a rebellion. If wo fail we
wi'l retreat to the mountain? and in its
fastnesses hid defnnce for a lime at least
to tlif utmost power of Montezuma.
The Caciques separated lo collect .their
followers nnd concentrated them tit the
domain of Zmpoallu on the following day.
They ngieed th.it with a small body of their
most select adherents they would proceed
to Tenuchtitlan; while the larger force
should divide into various band? and ga.
(her logcther in the mountains of its neigh-
hood; ready lo act as emergencies might
The disposition of their forces having
been made1 the Caciques in company with
Marina departed for Tenuchtitlan. On
their arrival at the great cily Z'mpoalIa
sought to place M.irina in retirement; and
having succeeded to his wishpl-jcpd n sliong
guard under the command of Chores to act
as her defender. Giving his last orders
he entreated Chores in the event of receiv-
ing the slightest intimation of danger from
him at once to abandon him lo fate and
cut his way with Marina to the mountains.
'My life1 said Z-Jinpoulla 'must soon in the
ordinary course of nature cease let not a
mistaken hope of preserving m"" prevent
your obedience to my commnnds.-Reirem-her
my daughter; in saving her you save
all that in life is dear to me but if she is
lost you inflict a thousand deaths.1
Nothing of importance transpired until
the evening of the banquet at which Zem-
poilhi was received and treated with tho
distinction we hive already noted. His
fears were pirtially allayed by the silence
of Montezuma in relation lo Marina. As
yet tho Monarch had made no allusion
which could create the inference tint he
remembered the order which he hud given
for her appearance; aitd ZeuipoilU would
have dismissed his fears; but for the nun
sual attention of Montezuma to himself
and the presence of a force of guards- far
beyond the number commonly in atten-
dance on similar occasions.
Treachery hud tilready appr'zed Monte.
zumn of the foiccs gathered by Zompoalin
and Chores; at once divining the cause he
made his preparations secretly to defeat
them. Under the pretence of Healing
Zcmpoalla with distinction he assumed uu
uibanily of manner entirely in opposition
to his usual stern haught ness.
The banquet wus over l hot hieftain one
by one had been dismissed by Monti zuuia
with presents nnd smiles Zonponlhi mix
ions to escape with his daughter from the
dangers to which she was exposed vninlj
endeavored lota's his farewell; under one
pretence or another Montezuma still de-
tained him by iiis side. A I length tho lust
of t'io Caciques had doparlcd and Zein-
pull i was iilniiu with '.ho dread Enperor.
'I huvo detained jour. Iniiiy piitico1 h ltd
Montezuma turning lu Zcmpoulla 'to con
fer with you on many important matters
you will not ttTiifO to j-linro one night with
the Emperor his poor pulnoe.
In vtiiii 7.r'mrr.;il!n. nlfiifl llin nocnasilv
I ' ' ' '
FRIDAY MARCH 22 1811.
of his immediate rtlurn in Ins piovincc.
'You will not1 said the monarch in reply
'return tonight your reliniio can bo itc-
commodalcd within the precincts of tho
palace and t.o.morrow myself will accom-
p my you for a shoit distance on jour re-
turn Ii is spoken! and now for oth'er mat-ters.-'Your
daughtei !' I had forgotten hcr-
k accompanied you? She should have
been accommodated under our roof rhe
should see the pnl.icc and !tir' Empcjor
pcimit me lo remedy my neglect where
have yon bcstowyd'Rer?
Dioad Monarch1 said Zemponlla 'where
I Inn.! you will permit her to remain. She
is with her betrothed the Cacique of Quia
bislan safe under his protection as in my
'To-moirow1 said Montezuma 'you must
bring her to our palace 1 would show the
d.iughtcrof Z"inpo'ill.i how highly I esteem
her fathci but the night wanes; my own
slaves shall attend you lo your chamber.
Repose to you!' And the monarch having
given some whispered orJera lo his guards;
left the banquet loom.
Zenipnalla weighed the wotds and the
manner of the monarch and although he
distrusted both he saw no mode by vvliieh
!.e could escape not more dangerous than
the chances or remaining. But desirous of
convejinglo Chore" nn intimation of his
present safety he requested one of the at.
lending slaves lashow him his ch imbcr and
to order ihc presence of one of hU servants.
When in his chamber Zcmpoalla waited
for a long time the coining of the servant
until impatient with delay he demanded
Ml was the Emeprois orders that the
chiefs tenants should not disturbed and
none dare disobey hiscouvnands but I
vvill do your bidding grejt chief1 said Ihe
Zemponlla chafed undor the restraint
but aware of ihe necessity of piudencc he
disguised his anger und giving directions
to the slave where to find Chores sunt woid
that lie was detained by ihe hospitality of
the Emperor but would early in the morn
be with him..
Each hour as.it flew by unaccompanied
with a demand for her presence brought joy
to thu he. urt of marina. Even her lover
though less under (he dominion of hope
permitted her smiles nnd raillery lo chase
the gloom fiom his brow. The noisoof the
revelry at the palace gave assurance of
Ihe safety of Zempoulla nnd while the
sounds of mil th and ihe brilliance of the
lights gave token of the continuance of the
banquet; they indulged in the hope that
yet all would be well. But the bauqiicl
was over ; the lights ono by one wore quen-
ched in d H'kness and Zempoalla came not.
In vniu Chores endeavored to still the fears
of Murina for the safety of her hither each
momrnt limy became morein'ense. At
length desinous of relieving her anxiety
ond h's own Chores determined to go
himself to the palace and learn the cause
ol the defection of Zemponlla. Taking
with him but one attendant he gave orders
that the rest should permit no ingress to
Muriiiu unul his return.
The night wus exceedingly dark and
Chores made his way through the uvenues
lo the Dilucc with much .dilliculty. At
length he reached tho immenso f-qunie
which surrounded its walls. And passing
rapidly towards a gnle from which n light
glimmered ho was surprized lo see n con-
siderable force of soldiers mnrnhnlling foi
if mo expedition TJ.c silence preserved
convinced him thai il.-r object was 6ccrot.
Making n sign to bin follower ho stole
utong the wull concealing himself in its
S7 at the und or TUB YEAH.
shadow un'il he was within n fow feet ol
the gale. To bis oetonisbment he saw a
palequinc prrpnrednnd in the low voiced
orders giv n could distinctly hear thv
qunilcr mentioned where he had left Ma-
rina and ut length his own name.
No longer doubtful of the object of the
foicp he quietly retreated; and lioslcning
hack lo Miuina appiized her of the dan-
ger and tho necessity of immediate flight.
Marina wouldjiavo urged delay lo seek her
father would have even refused to accom-
pany Chores; but for hi3 assurance that
iho dangers and difiicul'ios of her fathers
poiition would be infinitely increased by
her presence. While she was yet nndcc!-
ded; Cl.ores gave oiders for her palnquinc
nnd having gathered together his guard
raised her in his arms and placing her
within gave his orders for theii immediate
Montezuma fearing the possibility of the
flight of Marina hid already unrounded
every avenue; and when Chores resisting
reckless bravery the first foice which
they encountered 'attempted to force his
way through them he found himself nnd
a few followers successful; bul divided
from Maiina. In vain with frantic efforts
he endeavored lo break a way lo the spot
vv here her cries bet rayed her presence ; c n-
resencc ; c n-
iy until tforn
ccame I priA
tinu.il numbers blocked the wa
down by superior force he beca
sorter in their hands.
Seizing ihe opportunity whilehe lay
bound beside one of his followers to .ivo
him orders in case ho could escape lo fly to
the mountains nnd apprize the foice con.
centrated there of their seizure. He and.
denly made desperate cflbils lo rUc nnd
while the staves of Montezuma throw them-
selves OH him Jicbo far li-iit.l !..:-. i
lention as to allow his'f.illmver ihe opportu-
nity he required. His nbsense was not
.noticed nnd Chores gleaned fiom this firsl
slight success a hope which did much to
sustain him under thu horrors of his situa-
tion. In vain he demanded of the ofiicer who
commanded the force lo bo placed with
Ma'inn; no reply was made lo bis request.
He saw that no hope remained but lo pas-"
sively walch until on opportunity offered
for escape; when he might with the force
in the moulains be enabled to surprize in
turn the prison of Zcmpoalla nnd Marino
und effect their escap". Horrible thought
of tiie wrong which she mighl suffer rose
on his mind and in the agony of his des-
pair he could have died in the effort for an
But ono glance at the serried ranks which'
surrouided him und reason resumed its
empire; foicing down his emotions he re-
mained silent while they conveyed him lo
a quarter of the palucc which was used as
The night was now far advanced and
Chores so soon as the guards who were
placed over the cell into which he was con
fined appeared from their silouco lo sleep
began to examine the oppartmont for nn
uveuiie by which lo escape. Tho room
wns in the second story of a wing of the'
palace and overlooked n court which was
enclosed by high walls. By constant rub-
bing of the chords which bound his arms
against the sharp stone corner of (ho room
ho wns ciriblud at leuglh lo free hiiiisnll
from his bonds. Fastening portions of his
dross together ho made a lino which wtfulil
bear his weight nnd which extended si
near lo (he pavement of Iho court as lo al
low him to diop without much dangor to
iho ground. Fortunately the nprrlurc
which Burvedas windows weresufliciunllj
lurgo lo permit tho egress Listening An
a nound nnd ull remaining still Chores fjo
toned his line and slipping through one of
the npdrlurcF descended (o Iho end of the
coidnnd letting go his hold landed safely
nnd lightly in the court below.
It wns near tho dawn before he was cria
bled to make liis way over tho rcmnir.ing
obstacle nt hngiti he i cached tho top wall
nnd springing with a bound cleared tho
ditch .which surrounded it. '
Near to the city ll? encountered the
force which his.escapeiLfellowcr waa lead-
ing lo his rescue. Exphanging a few-short
and warm greetings-wtth his chieftain
he informed them of 'the' circumstances or
his ow.n capture and flint of Mirinn and
of ihc supposed deteiuiqn of Zernponllo.
- Dividing his force ii6 three bands he
look iho command df one1 nnd eolcctjtig
the rnost efficient of -the chieftain? fie di-lected'th&m'-to
follow with life olhors.totho
gloves in the neighborhood of (ic c'ly
there to remain in ambush lie did not
doubl that if he waj. enabled to rescue
Marina and her father but that he wouoT
be able to roach that point when in tho
terror of surprize tho pursuing force1
would permit them lo accomplish a safe ro-
treat lo the f.sincsscs of ihe mountains.
Assuming n garb of a serf he directed
his band lo follow him at short distances
until they should receive his oiders to con
centralc or in case of immediate danger
his cry of onset.
Chores did not doubt that if ho could
gain admission to the palace (hat he should
lie able lo effect a communication with
the servan's qf Zcmpoalla and thus in.
crease bis chances of obtaining infnrmn-
Jion.and at the same lime add lo ihe force
whh;h might be necessary lo effeel their
Tun Giraiid Will Cask. The discus-
piun ui mu impoiinni cause growing out ol
he lute Stephen Girnrd's .will is now pen-
fling in argument before the Supreme Cnurl
ol the United Stales. Tlio question vo
understand respects the validity ol that
clause of ihc will by which the sum of two
millions of dollars is oiven lo the ciivof
Philadelphia to build and endow a Collegn 1
for iho education of "poor while male or- I
at law ngninst ihii devise by Mr. Jonps
on I'Vid.y who had nol concluded his dis
cussion at the ruling of ihc courl on Sat-
turdny. lie is to bo followed us we learn "
by Messrs. Srgennl and Binney for tho
city of Philadelphia; and the argument is
io be concluded by Mr. Webster for iho
heirs al haw.
A professional gentleman informs us that
the ol.jtciioi.s lo the legacy ift Mr. Gir.ird's
will for building and endowing a college
are that the bequest is void by reason of
the uncertainly unite dcscripiionof ihoso
who ate to enjoy its benefits; thiifljie cor-
poration of Piulladclphi.i J.ih no authority
io receive such u grant and administer iho
tuists; nnd ih.it the plan of education pro-
posed is n pugnant to the laws of Pennsyl-
vania oji account of its anti-ehrislian ten-
dency and ils alleged inconsislenc.y with
religious liheitynnd tlicspnitol toleration.
Il is slated that Mr. Pacl-enham the
English Minister who is .shortly expected
I lo arrive in this counliy was to cmbaik in
me vestal a twenty ix gun man of war
which was nearly ready (or sea at Porta-
moiiih at Ihe last accounts.
The Canard Stcamtis. Tho Halifax
Journalof Uio22d uli. states that informa'.
lion has received by ilie.Britunnii. that tho
British Government bad extended their con-
tract with the Royal mail steam ccompany
for tin years longir with an nddilionaf'
allowance ofjE100l)0 perminum.
The nold Sand of the Ural Mountains-
Accordn g lo ihe jt intelligence from
Liberia tho en'erprise of gold washing Jms
i xlended itself fiom the ouslcru side of (bo
Ural mount ins lo the Altai and tho layers
of gold 8uidhiivo been found to extend
along (he Chinese fmnticr over n space of
800(10 tqut.ro miles of which the 200ili
pait in Iho Ural district alone furnishes nn
iverago of GOJ pouds (tho pond is 32$lb)
i yo.'ii equal lo 15000OCO of paper
loubles. Professor Hollinin bus observed
I'uit thu mru-srsof ginnite hitherlo doomed
barn n of which thisehtiin of mountains is
composed contain goM
Texas 'iiensury iScios were quoted nt
i lot)i cents und Bonds at Ui in 101 nt
New OtIo.imh vv lieu ilia Nopiuno loft They
iid Mild ui liiuhor prices immodialolv nfler
no arrival of iho (Neptune il.oro wild Ihol
ifinoxuii'in fiorv but receded on tho rc
jeipt ol boiler iiilormatioir Civilian.
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