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VOL. 3, NO. 41.
DALLAS, OREGON. SATURDAY, DEC. 28, 1872.
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TUG GYPSY DAXCCIU
BY JAMES M'CAIIROLL.
On the 19ih of March, 1817, and
just as the sun was descending the
western sky amid vast piles of gloom
elouda, General Scott, with thirteet.
thousand men, lauded near Vera Cruz
The city was defended by the .trong
castle of San Juan ds Ulloa, and was
otherwise well fortified, so hat the
General found it prudent not to attack
it at once, but to speud a few days in
throwing up works and in making the
best possible deposition of the forces
under his coinrnaod. He Wis, beside,
anxious to gain somj reliable intclU
gence of the number of nn that
garrisoned the place, and especially
the amount of the force that occupied
the castle. To this end he give orders
that all straggling natives found in ttie
vicinity of the camp should bo taken
into custody and brought before him.
The third or fourth evening after his
arrival, a young gypsy woman, of great
personal beauty, with a tambourine in
land, and attired in the most pictu
resque manner, was captured by one of
the outposts, and immediately con
ducted to the General s quirtcrs. She
fipoke French and Spanish with great
fluency, but appeared unable to com
prehend a single word of English.
When interrogated as to the sirength
of the force that occupied the castle
nd city, he said she could noc speak
with any degree of certainty, although
ehe thought she heard it rated at
about 20,000, while she knew, as she
said, that the castle was regarded as
impregnable. This, although not pos
itive information, was far from agreoa
bleto the General, who did not sup
pose that the city was so strongly gar
risoned, or fancy that he had such
heavy work before him ; but, lest his
own comparative weakness should
reach the ear of the enemy and
provoke a sortie before he was prepared
to meet it.he gave orders that tne jjypsy
should be detained in camp under the
strictest surveillance ; but that at the
same time she should be treated with
the utmost kindness and courtesy. (
That she was a dancing girl ecemed
obvious, not only from her costume,
but from the colored slippers she wore
and the golden bands that to ;ircled
ber auklas. She could not, however,
le induced to exhibit her skill, and
noticed, with apparent satisfaction, that
that whenever she was urged to do so in
the presence of a certain young lieuten
ant named Randolph that officer became
greatly uioved and iovariably begged
that his friends would desist from
troubling the fair captive or the Seffora
Isabella, as he soon learned to call tier.
Her look of gratitude and 'the thanks
that becjied in the spleudor of her
large dark eyes on such occasion i were
not lost upon her handsome champion,
and as he spoke Spanisbiassably well,
and French excellently, the youthful
pair became speedily attracted towards
each other until, in a few days, and
just as the batteries were about to open
file upon the castle, it was acknowl
edged in camp that llandolph
was over head and ears iu love with
the gypsy girl.
If General Scott was anxious to
ncnnrt'tin till ttfuntTt
held the city and castle, the Governor
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uf the latter was tint les desirous ofs
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obtaining sonic rename niiornnnon
regarding the strength uf the A inert
cans, of which he had a very unsatis
factor) idea. lie was a bravo and a
true oue ; but although determined to
defend the place to the last, his heart
often failed him when he l jjk:d upn
his beautiful daughter, now a lovely
creature of twenty and h"n only child,
and thought of the terrible cauulties of
war, and the possibilty of her filling
into the hands of au infuriated enemy.
Could she but reach in safety the ceil
if Mother Agatha, buried iu a deep and
-ecluded dell, at no great distance from !
'he city, uli3 should be secure from
lariiror tor tha time iietn at leist
its he intimated to thj mr Jionn-i ;
Inez, who at first refused to leave ITih ;
Mde. Ultimately, however, she was j Tho gypy, who secme I perfectly
persuaded to ad pt his advice; an J , convine.d o( 1U2 truth of the stranger's
j m bracing him fou lly, she stoltJ fro.n ! story, determined to intercede for him
he city, ini reached ii Sifjty the ; with (Jeucral eo't, and procure his
ocky cell of her .-ig'd frien.l, frii the - freedom if possible. Nor wn she long
out'ly cWtTi overlringifig which she j in effecting htr purpose, for soon after
rould observe the American lines in the hi capture he found himself at liber
li.siauee, and form a coneet estimate! ty to leave the camp and make his way
of the strength of the enuiy. (,'ould hit o the city as best he c u"d. Joe
ho but convey the result of her : W;is lavish of liis think, and declared
bi-crvations to the ('a.-ttle, il would he ,rs iutention to depart with a jrrateful
of the greut -,t asi tar.ee to tho
Governor, her father; but as there was
not a living foul in the vicinity of her j
hiding place to whom he coiid entrust f
the intelligence .he hud obtained, it ;
was of no value whatever. If. indeed, j
itc couui manage to retrace ner steps,
in safety to the city, she might be of;
the greatest service to the bc.cgcd.
Shu at last detenmnod to make the
Scarcely h;'d the first gun of the be-
siegers been fired upon the city when .
Lieutenant lt iudolph was fcverely !
wouuded by i piece of sholl from the j
castle that struck him inffcie side.
When the trttelligcnco was borne to j
Uabulia she begg-d that she should be !
permitted to see him. ii;girdle of I
being observed she knelt by his side, '
covered his brow with kisses, and call-
ed him by a thomand endearing names.
tie botli saw and heard her. W hen,
through all his pain, an expression of
the nii)st extreme happiness overspread
Jiis palb;d features. That such ineffa
ble love could have sprung up so sud
denly between them and culiminate in
so fearless an outwafM expression
was a matter of surprise second only to
he circumstance tint he intended to
estow his name upon a gypsy dancing
girl, of whose antecedents ho knew
on I whom li.t Ii i f fi.. ,f om..
... u iiju uiofc occu
but a few days previously.
Randolph's wounds, under her skillful
bauds he was able to move slowly
about tho camp within three days alter
ho had received the inj.iry. This was
attributed by many to the gypsy's kiiowj
edgd of herbs, which she wa stid to
have found in the vicinity of the
trenches and which she applied to
hurt. There was low, it was thought,
but little occasion to keep very strict
eye upon her, as it was believed that
she had become a willing captive, and
as she evinced, besides, such interest
in the wounded, to whom she was
ever ready to minister, her presence iu
the camp was deemed the great of
Ou the seventh or eigth day of the
siege, toward evening, and in the midst
of a tremendous storm of rain and
thunder, a Mexican peasant was discov
ered lurking in the vicinity of one of
the outposts, and was captured. He
was a man of great personal strength
and activity, and gave his nrne as
Jose Melandez. He averred that he
had known nothing of the siege or the
presence of the American army until
wethin reach of the guns of
the latter and that he was on
j his way to the city from the tuoun
taui at trie period of his setzure.
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As in the case of the gypy. hu'ott
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gave orders that he should be strict! 7
guarded and not permitted to leave the
camp. The scffjritj, wh hal luard
of the capture of one of her ountry
men, was m st anxiout to obtain an
interview with him, and prevailed
upon Randolph in d-.uir so He of
course, readily aeeeeJjl to her request,
but only on the assurance that she
should give no information whatever as
to the force iu and about it. To these
conditions she at oucj e msenfed, so that
i a brief peri-jJ the two lovers stood
in the presence of the stranger. lit;
saluted tln gpyy courteously, ar.d
answered all her c Kstion without hes
itation. Once Iittrlolph though he
a. 1 . .. I .1 ..1 ....... r.f !iit.)tlivn..
t tta-ss between tneua.
i0.,rt when he lud . partakcu of a little
refnshmeuts and tep).?e.
,t waJ now aililo dark aniJ lhe
SufflrlU rcireii to her gm lU wliteu.ni
f(,r .,,c nftt. wr,Ie Itandolph ou.t
uu ;i c. 3IcIur,at Z to
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to take his departure any lime he
thowja Qf ,a alruaJ hail ,lis
p lMp,,rt 0,u of thc Unc,t 8ied by the
Gncril! iu KWfM1Ui t glil
poured and thundered, aud it was not
till a very late or rather an early hour
tllut llandolph fell into profound sleep
t(, arcam one of those sweet dreams in
jd, the idtl of his heart played such
a promineut part. He did not awake
until a late next morning, a he- ivas
still ou the sick last; and as he stood
at J1W tet door, beueath tho shelter ol
the brcas'.works, he looked out
j Jpon one 0f the loveliest of landncapcs,
I glcamiug far away in the distance be.
! voud the ranjre ufshot or ehel). He
Was enjoying the scene with the grate
ful eyes of a convalescent, wheu he
noticed a brother officer approachin
, him with hasto and a countenance that
j seemed to bodu no pleasant tidings.
lie stepped forward to meet him, when
ho almost fell to tho earth beneath the
' shock of tho dreadful ltdiiii's, that du
j during the uight the gypsy, who was
known to have been at liberty to leave
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, iuc iruiidiiun ui ally IllOlllCUt, liau
liiouieut his senses were completely
paralyzed, and ho gazed at his friend
' as if he had lost all control of his
j tongue arid reason, until, gra ping the
the full extent of his disaster, he
staggered buck into his tent once mure
and threw hiiuselt on its floor in an
ao n3 of anguish and despair. In
vain did his fricud assure him that the
1 I,sy was totally unworthy of such
affection, and that being a deceiver he
was well rid of her. He only thought
of her beautiful face and form, and of
the love he fancied she bore for him.
Hut could it be true that she had left
him forever without a single token or
word of farewell ? It could not be eo.
There was some mystery in it that
would be explained in time. He would
not doubt her truth ! Stic had been
spirited away against her will, or, in
some manner beyond her control,
Calming the tempest whose devasta
ting power had swept his bosom with
such terrible effect, he stepped forth,
accompanied by his frieud, who com
mended the firmness he now assumed,
ana entered the deserted tent. There
lay her tambourine upon her couch,
which had not been slept on the pre-,
vtous night, he took up the instrument
as if to press it to his heart, when his
eye caught some character traced upon
the vellum. Ho linked them together
eagerly until he form 2d the sentence:
"Jieloved we shall maet agiin Boon,
when all be explain d by your own
A' sudden frenzy ol joy seizs 1 him, as
pifiable almost to look npon as the
jj-rief that had shaken him so dread
fully a few moments previously. He
kissed the instrument 'again and asrain
and bore it off to his quarters, where
ho hung it within reach of his cot
Soon, however, his trstacy passed away,
as the possibility of their never meeting
again obtru led itself upon him. Still
there was some hope and this bouyed
him up, although over a gulf of the
The city was now begining to sufler
severely both from tho fl?et and thodand
force and one more grand sortie was to
he made, which, should it prove in
effectual, would be the lat, as the idea
of capitulation would then be entertained
This frlri hope wis led by the Gov
ernor if the castle, but liko its prede
ers.sors, and nt withstanding his skill
and curagc it fuilel. Thn glory and
triumph of tha Ani"ricin fiig once
thoronglhy srenred, no heedless humil
aiion was thurst upon the Mexicans,
ind the Governor of the castle was not
mly landed for his courage and his
noble defense of tho city, but became
an object of great admiration among
the con juerers. General Seott, when
the castie had surrendered into hi
land five thousand prisoners and five
inndred pieces of artillery, begged that
lhe Governor aud his family should
retain their office apartments. This
ed to an invitation to dino with the
iovcrnor within the walls of the
anions fortress, on the day named for
1 corral's visit, as they were manned
by Americans only.
In tho mjauUtnc poor llandolph
although fast recovering from one
wound was suffering deeply from
auothcr. lie was, however, sufficiently
himself to ac?pt an invitation to uccom
pany the General, with whom he was
a "reat favorite, to the castle. Ho had
Iipp.ii iuikinir nvrv inmiirv vntt ih
fa'l ot the city in relation to his lost gyp
sy but to no purpose; and he was begin
ing to lose all hope ol ever seeing her
When the hour for repairing to the
ca&tlc arrived, he joined the General
aud his staff wilha beating heart, aud)
scarcely kinw where he was until he
was treading the corridors of tho
fortress toward the grand reception hall
where his Excellency and tho Lady
Donna Inez, his daughter, who had
returned from the abode of Mother
Again, wero already awaiting them.
The reception hall, which was a uiag
nifiiient one, was splendily illuminated,
as it was dark when they reacclud
thcjcastle; and as His Kxcelency had
sent forward a request that the Gener
al aud his friends would enter it unan
nouccd, when introductions would
J Counlinucd to page Jour.
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JOUX J. OILY,
XIVy & CoiisclIer-af-Law.
u DALLAS, OKEGON.
Will practice in the Courts of Record and In
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OFFICE la the Court House.
P. . SULLIVAIY,
Attorney U Counsellor-At-Liw,
Will practice in all the Courts of the State. 1
J. C. G3UBBS, Dm
IMIVSICIAlf AND KUKttBON,
Offers his Berviees U the Citizens Dallas
O'YCT-at NICHOLS Drug Store!
J.R. SITES, M.I)
I'hjsiirian and Sursoon Dallas Oregon
OFFlCE n at Residence
2 1 if
DR. HUDSON J. M.
(f'FH'F..()fCT Souther's Store,
Cor. uf Commercial 1 State Sts.,' Salem,'6gn,
with Dr. RieharJon.
N"t 9, tf
V. H RUB ELL,
D E N T I ST
IIss lcaNl in Dalla, and is rendy to
attend tj all lhoe rcn'iirinjfnbis ai?i?tance.
Artificial Teeth uf th very Sact and best
Sjtifaction guaranteed, or ae charges made.
Now i. th lime to call on the Doctor.
Office, opposite Kincaid's Photographic Oal-
J. C. BELT,
physician it ii 1
S u r e o n,
OFF KRS HIS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
to th ritifrns of t.IU ami vicinity, llav
lai ten years experience in hpit.tl aad pri
vtu Tiirli."e, ffvls fotupetent to treat all ee
thtt may cotn under his cire. Ouice avljuiu
ing Ir, RuWU'd deiiitr t-nivC.
Is A CREOLE ACADK.nV
Will commence the second term Monday
Nov. 1 1, 1 872, with a full corps of teachers as
F1I. ORUBRS, rmMcirit, Mrs. L. A.
ORUHBS, Pkkckptrkss, Miss. M. E. SMITH
TKiciiftn or vrsie.
Rates of tuition as fuiiows.
AcuF.Kir Dkp't. f A 00
Kncmhh RkaM'Hes ," $6
PitiMAiiv Dkp't ... $1 M
ExTit a Sti-mks
FitRrti Psn Tkrm...
IltAWIU .. ..
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3. M. PATTEUSOS
JOM?4 A PATTKKSON,
Real Estate, Insurance
Pr-xnt a'.t j it iim
o w iton art
3 W HOB ARC
ivi:w paint shop.
THE UNDERSIGNED PRACTICAL
PinterA has lociitu i in Dallns 11 knows
t lie business and mens it. Glas him a call.
He feeh coiiQJ:ut tlial ho will give entire sut
faetioii. DROWN. '
R A i H Ii X II A N GE
S A L O O N.
1115 l'lNIiST" OUALITV
mcs, Liquors, Ales.Porter, Ciirars etc..
etc., dipenud at this Temple of I'acebus, All
the Htate papers kpt mi file in the reading
room- Call aud sua hiaj, Wm Cliughan Pro.
For everything in the GROCERY LINK
M. C. '..BROWN'S,
MAIX STREET, DALLAS.
lie has on hind a full supply, which he
offers cheaper than any other Store in Dallas. '
DALLAS LIVERY, FEED & SALE
Cor Mala and Court Streets,
Thos. Ricliraond, Proprietor.
HAVING PCRClf ASEtT 5 7X0T
Staod ol Mr. A. H. Whitley, we have re- t
'fitt4 and re stocked it in such a manner as
will satisfactorily meet every want of the com-
manity.. - . t. . . . , -. :
Buggies, single r double, Hacks, Con
cord Wagons, etc, etc.,
Famished at all hmra, day er night, en
. short notice.
Superior Saddle Harscs, let by the ,
Day or Week.
TERMS, REASONAHLE. .
4 T. U. RICHMOND
'llfANTKDj ALL THE I'OKK 1
f f Plk County, iir w.Lihc h iLet casli
price will be paid .:
H AVING PURCHASED A LAltOE AND
c ujpleteuck of N FW GOODS, and
reccivin fresh supplies every wjek I caa tap
ply ercryhJy with
Glass, Queens ware,
And all articles found in a GENERAL VARI
ETY bTORE, I would respectfully call the
attention of the Public to my Establishment,
Highest Cash price paid for .
1 UHS AND PCLTHY.
R. A. KAY,
Kola, Po'.k Co., Ojn.
V II i: A P V A i AT T i X C
A S I AM NOW TIIROirrtll WITH THE
2 tuo.t of my work thi fit II, I prop. j to
HACKS. WA4SDK4. and IllCi-
i;i lis at $10.50 apiece. Nw is the tune to
hriog ou your old Hacks and Wagons as you
will ncwr get them paiuted cheaper.
Shop on the corner, over G. B. Styles store
ii, p, siihiv i:u.
main str i:kt IIDE-
rflhc het if wines, liquors, ales, porter and
TEMl'KUANCK CORDIALS always
liaiul, fino Havana cigars. Free readiutf rooms
attached to the saloon. R. M. Dean Pr.
LOOK ! LOOK !!
BO L TER WOUTLEt 4i CO.
Have jest rcccirod an iuiinenst itoo
Hoots and Shoes,
Hats and Caps, .
Clothin;, Crockery and Glassware,
Hardware, Groceries, lruvIIonB&j.
DHF.ss ;()()IS, S VAMPLE,FANCV,
. niilvi -e ii i . .
I , a u""'- vi ui. aiuu,
Which they will sell cheap,. Come a id
try their prlcs.
The highest' prico paid forj all kinds ctuntr
produce. i ;
MILLIONS of EOGS and TONS of BUTTE &
Iloftcr & YVor k