Chapter 2: Mission Indians.
Though friar and priest have left the altars of San Carlos
to the owls and lizards, some of the converts whom these fathers gathered into grace are staunch.
A squad of Mexicans, armed with writs and rifles, drove out Fray Jose Maria
, chief of the Carmelo friars; but neither writs nor rifles have been able to drive off “ Capitan” Carlos, patriarch of the Carmelo camp.
In dealing with Fray Jose Maria
, the liberators had no more to do than close his church, disperse his brethren, seize his fields and orchards; but on turning to the native chief, they could neither free his tribe, undo the teaching of his priests, nor push him from the sanctuary of his patron saint.
Yielding to force, Fray Jose Maria
went to Mexico
, where he has learned to serve another altar, and ceased to think of his mission on Carmelo Bay.
Holding to his new creed with all