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TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1871.
A Thrilling Adventure.
We question whether in tlie history
of the "hair breadth" escapes, a par
allel to the following can be found.
The story won told bvn old and val
ued frieud, now residing in Ohio, but
whose early days were spent near the
scene of the tragic adventure here re
lated. We give the story as related
in the words of the hero :
"It was about the year of 1706, that
I settlod ia Virginia ; near the fall of
the Kanawha. The country at that
time was an unbroken wilderness. But
few settlements had been made then
by the whites and they were so far
apart as to render vain all hope of
assistance in cose of an attack from
the hostile Indians numbers of whom
still infested the neighborhood.
"I lived there alone with my wife
for several months unmolested, and by
dint of perseverance, being young and
hardy, had succeeded in making quite
a large clearing in the forest, which I
had planted with corn, and which
promised an abundant yield.
"One rooming after we had dis
patched our humble meal, and I had
just prepared to venture fourth On my
regular routine of labor, my attention
was arrested by the tinkling of a cow
bell in the con field.
"There," said my wife, "the cow is
iu the corn-field."
"But the ear of the backwoodsman
becomes, by education, very acute, es
pecially so from the fact that his safe
ty" oG'u dencttJ: "od the nice calcu
lation of that sense. I was not e"?Iy
deceived. I listened the sound was
repeated. 'That,' said I to my wife,
"was not the tinkle of a bell upon the
neck of a cow. It is a decoy from
some Indians who wish to draw me in
Believini? this to be the case. I took
down my old musket, and seeing that
it was properly loaded. 1 stole cau
tiously around the field to the point
from which the Boond teemed to pro
ceed. As I suspected, there in clus
ter of. bushes, .crouched an Indian
wailing for me to appear in answer to
his decoy bell that he might send the
faithful bullet to my heart. I approach
ed without diecoveriug myself to him
untel within shooting distunce, then
raised my piece and tired. The bullet
sped true to its mark, cud the Indian
"Fearing that he might be accom
panied by others, I relumed with all
speed to the cabin, and having firmly
barracaded the door, I watched all day
from the port holes in anticipation id'
an attack from the companions of the
Indian I had killed. To add to the
seeming -helplessness of situation, I
discovered that I had but one charge
of powder left. I could make but one
shot, and if attacked by numbers, I
should be entirely iu their power. Ue
termined to do the best with what I hud,
I poured out the last chunre of now
dr and put it iu my musket and then
waited the approach of niht, feeling
confident of au attack. Night cume
at last a beautiful moonlight night it
was, too, and this favored me greatly,
as 1 would thereby be able to watch
the movements of the enemy as tliey
approached my cabin. It una Home
two horns after nightfall and yet I had
neither heard nor seen any sigosof the
Indians, when suddenly 1 was startled
by the baying of my dug at the stable,
which stood a little west of the cabin,
and between the two was a pitch of
of ground upon which the height ef
the full moon fell unobstructed. Judg
from the noise at the stables that they
would advance from that direction, I
posted myself at the port hole on that
side of the cabin.
I had previously placed my wife on
the cross pole in the chimney, so that
in case our enemies eficctcd an en
trance in the cabin she might climb
out through the low chimney and ellect
her escape. For myself I entertained
no hope ; but I resolved to sell my life
"With breathless anxiety I watched
at tbs port hole. At length 1 saw
them emerge from the shadow of the
stable and advance across the vacant
. . ,
ground towurd my cabin. Oue two
three gieat heaven 1 six stalwart
Indians armed to the teeth, and urged
on by the hope of revenge, and I alone
to oppose them, with but oue charge
of powder. My case was desperate
indeed. With quick, yet steady step
in closesingle tile they approached,
and were already withing a lew yards
of the house, when a slight change in
movement of the forward Indian
changed the position of the entire six
so that a portion ot the lull side of
each was uncovered.
"They were all in range one aim
would nave covered all. luick as
thought I uimid and fired. As the
smoke cleared awav, I could hardly
credit what my senses showed me as
the result of my shot. The fifteen
slugs with which I hud loaded my
musket had done their work well. Five
of the six Indians lay dead upon the
ground, and the sixth hud disappeared.
"Although no enemy was iu sight, I
did not venture forth until morning.
Securing the arms of the fallen In
dians, I followed up the missing one
until I reached the river, beyond which
place l could discover no trace what
From the amount of blood
in that Faith let us to tho end, dare do our duty as we understand
which marked tlie trail, together with
the unmistakable evidence that he had
picked his way with'dimculty. I was
lead to' believe he was mortally
wounded, and in oruer to prevent his
body from falling into the hands of his
white foe he had groped his way to
the river, and thrown himself into the
current which bore him avay.
"TDs Indians had killed my ow,
and that you may be assured was no
trifling loss, yet in my gratitude for
my escape from the merciless savages
I would haxe beJ entirely willing to'
have madelgreater sacrifices. I was
well provided, (by means of the arms
and amunition taken from the six In
dians) in case of a second attack, but
this fortunately, proved to my last ad
venture with the savages. Not one Of
the band had escaped to tell' the tale
to incite his bretheren to revenge the
death of his comrades.
"Ah 1" exclaimed the old man, while
the tears gushed from his eves at the
memory of that cveutful n'ght, "that
wa a glorious shot the) best I ever
The hero of this adventure lived ti
see his rude wilderness, wht re he had
pitched his homely cabin transformed
into smiling fields ind peopled by har
dy and enterprising pale-faces among
whom his last days were passed iu
peace and plenty, undisturbed by the
presence of Ms old time foes.
Mr. Ilufnagle purchased an elephant
in India, and brought him home under
the care of a native keener. The de
sign was to teach him to do farm work.
When the animal arrived it was as
certained that he could not, or would
not, do such labor, and so he was put
in the stuble of a country hotel, near
New Hope, where he consumed enough
sustenance to bankrupt a man of -ordinary
One day his ke.eper died suddenly,
and, as nobJy else knew how to man
a3 the elei)lia:it, it was found imnossi
ble to get him out of the stable. The
landlord raved, and swore, and tore his
hair about it, but thro re that elephant
stuck, with the aianifest intention ot
staying til) the day of judgment, and
of battering down the stable unless he
At last the landlord said that the
elephant must be got rid of somehow
or other, if he had to blown through
the roof with gunpoder. So an effort
was made to cell him, and a menagerie
man was induced to buy him for two
thousand dollars. This man determin
ed to bring that elephant right ulong
with strategy. He got a cur on the
railroad truck near by, and after fixing
a bridge to it, he lined the floor with
a bushel or two of upple, gingerbread,
oranges, etc. Then he made a regular
pathway of apples and cake all the
way from the stable to the car. It cost
him two hundred dollars iorlmit. The
elephant following the trail slowly,
eating it up clean 119 ho weut up 011
the platform over the bridge, and got
his i'me feet iu the car, with his hind
'eg' "I'll " the bridge, and hegoiging
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luinsclt all the time. Hie menagerie,
stood there, expecting every minute he
woulu go clear into the cur and finish
the thing up; but instead id this, the
miserable beast stood still, and with
his trunk reached all over the cur, aud
ate every solitary thing in it. Then
he turned and swooped down the road
at the rate of twelve miles an hour.
The landlord, meanwhile, was so glad
to get rid of the beast, that he hud
asked all hands in to take something
in honor of ths event. The party were
just puttiug their glasses to their lips,
when a smush was heard at the barn
yard gate, and a thundering crash in
dicated that the stable door was knock
ed inte diminutive flinders. The crowd
rushed out, and there wus that very
game elephant in the very same old
The landlord was so mad that he
couldn't swear with sufficient vigor to
satisfy- his feelings. Next morning
Ilufiiagle'g elephant was found dead,
and there wab thought to be some con
nection between this circumstance and
the fact that the lam Hold was seen
rolling a barrel of rat-poison up au
adjuce.ut hill upon the previous eveu-
A dealer in agricultural tools out
in Iowa, and a German by birth, weut
to Fatherland, ltttspring.tuking along
a reaper and mower of the most aj
proved pattern, and put it to practical
use at once. The old and young guth
by hundreds to seo it work, for they
have only the 1 ld-fashioned clumsy
scythe, and the old wood mold-board
plow. But when they saw twenty
acres of grass cut in seventeen hours,
they were completely astonished, and
fonlet-sed such a machine ruu with a
lilltle oil was completely ahead of
their tools backed by unlimited sup
plies of Vasf r.
A Youth cleaning up a 8un Fran
cisco printing office found a keg of
black sand. Anothor boy bet him the
spruce gum that it vas powder, and
he took the Vet. A coal of fire was
gently but fii(iily drnpjicd into the keg.
There was notnsuraiice on the building.
Ihe two experimental youths are sup
' looking for th sprnce gum.
posed to have gone into the
uitt tliA rftiiiiiitrv
The Wanderer's Prayer.
On a cold dreary evening in autumn,
a small boy, poorly clad, yet cleaH and
tidy, with a pack on his back, knock
ed at the door of an old Quaker, iu
the town of S , and inquired :
"Is Mr. Lauraau at home?"
The boy wished te see.him, and wn.
speedily ushered into the host's pres
Friend Lanman was one of the
wealthiest men in the country, and
president of the railroaJ. He said he
was an orphan his mother had been
dead only two months, and he wns n
homeless wanderer. But the lad was
too small for the filliug of any. pi cr
withtu the Quakers gilt, and he wn
forced to deny him. Still he liked the
looks qf the boy, and said :
"liiee may stop in my house to
night, and on the morrow I will give
thee names of two or three men in
Philadelphia, to whom, thee may apply
wiiu 1110 assurance 01 a kiiiu reception
at least. I'am sorry that I have no
employment for thee."
Later in the evening the old Quaker
weut the rounds of his spacious man
sion lantern in hand, as was his- wont,
to see that all was sale before ret i rim.
for the night. As he passed the door
of the Hltle chamber where the poor
wandering orphuu had been placed to
sleep, he heard a voice. He stopped
aud listened, aud distinguished ili
notes of a siitiple, earnest praver. He
bent his ear nearer, and heard these
words from the bov's lips:
"O good Father iu heaven, help me
to help myself. a ten over me us I
watch over my conduct, and help me
us my deeds merit! Bless the good
mi 11 in whose house I am sheltered lor
'lie night, and spare him iou, that lie
may continue his bounty to other suf
fering ones. Amen."
I And the Quaker's heart responded
iiiioiner uincii us 11c iiiuvcu tin , hiiu n
he went he meditated. The boy had a
true id -a as to the duties of lile, and
possessed a warm, grateful heart.
"I verily think the lad will be a
treasure to his employer," was the con
When the morning came the old
Quaker changed-his mind concerning
answer to tho boy's application. -
"Who learned you to pray?" in
quired Friend Lunmun.
"My mother, sir," was the soft reply.
And the rich brown eyes grew moist.
"And thee wiil not forget thy moth
"I cannot, for I know my success in
life is dependent upon them."
"My boy, thee muyest stay here in
my house and very soon L will tuke
thee into my office. Go uow, and get
Friend L. wns gathered to the spir
itual harvest shortly after the breaking
out of the war of the, rebellion ; but he
lived to see the boy he hud udopted
rise Btep by step until he finally assum
ed the responsible office which the tail
ing guiiiiliuil could uo longer held.
Aud to-day there is no tniin more, hon
ored and respected by his friends, and
none more feared by gamblers and
speculators iu irresponsible stock, than
is the ouce poor wanderer now presi
dent of 0110 of the best manage ! and
most productive railways iu the United
Fun Among the Generals.
The soldiers had a jolly good time
at their late meeting iu Cieveluud.
General Garfield, being called up, out
of order, for a speech, well represented
the spirit of the occasion iu these
amusing points: 'T am in the same fix
that a detachment of cavalry was that
General bhermaii once met. He
thought they were not going fust
enough, uud told the commanding offi
cer to gullop. -But where shall I gal
lop to?' said ho. 'Why, gallop! Gal
lop anvwhere, but d a it gallop 1'
Great laughter. I will tell you a
little story about Chattanooga. One
day, when we were all harJ at work
building fortifiicutions, General Kose
crunz cume riding ulong the lines,
making short speeches to the men.
There wus a tail, lank fellow, with the
tat all worn 'jif by hard campaigning,
silting upon a log, eating soup out ol 11
coutiscuied douiestie utensil. As
"Uusy" rode by, alter n. ukiug a little
siaiech, 1 heard the fellow exclaim,
'Less blowing and more the teehiii -
cm army wormnr swine ueao j woum
cuil. uie a uuiucu oigni, uwncr . uow
we all felt us we saw General Hooker
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noooiing Biong, uiiuoie to warn wan-
out assistance! Muy it be many years
before he goes up higher among the
clouds thuu he did at Lookuut Muuu-
tuiu: 1 irenieimous nppiuuse. n e
ure ull equal here, as Gciierul Palmer
hits suid. We know each other by our
first n amis, and we cull them as we
used to iu the army, "Bill" Shermun
a voice, "lecumseh ! I and ' Joe
ooker, aud "Tommy" Wood, aud
In Indianapolis, a charmingyoung
lady physician was called to adminis
ter to a gentleman down down with a
fever. "Vou need good nursing," said
lh lady. "Nurse me for li.'ie," replied
the patient. "I will" was the toft answer.
$2 PER ANNUM.
Bret Harte'a "Heathen Chinee."
A correspondent inquires wheth
Mr. Nye, the Nevada (Senator, U the
Bill Nye who was taken in and done
for by a heathen Chinee, as described
by Bret Harte iu bis well known
p em. By the way, our friend insists
that tne poem has been misunderstood
and badly earblod by some stupid
printer, dolm Uhinutuun is represent
ed iu the current version of the story 11 s
haviug seereted twenty-four pucks of
cards in his sleeve. This is aosurd, be
sides being a physical impossible!
'1 he game was euchre, in which the
knave is the best card iu the pack,
II arte wrote jacks.aud the things mipht
have been done , a sleeve full ot jacks
skillfully handled would heve insured
the disco 111 lit 11 re of ISi.l Nye, and tilled
the pocket of the heutheu Chinee. But
the Nevada Senator is not the 1111111 at
all. His name is Jim Nve, and tin
pagan who picks him up 111 hope !
winning his money is likely to make
a bad business of it. Iu the good old
JJaruburner days, w hen Jno. Vitn Bu
ren split the democratic party in
twain and defeated Gen. Gass, Nye, at
that tune Judge ot IMudison count'
nnd a warm sympathizer with Van
Buren, laid a wuger of three hundred
dollars that the Barnburner elcctonal
ticket would receive more votes in the
county than the Hunker. As election
day approached, tiie judge, having
mude a careful canvuss, discovered
that it was a close thing, and became
alarmed about the result. The sum
at stuke wu a large amount for Nye
in those days, and he cast about for
the means of winning the bet. At the
September term of his court two men
we indicted tor an ork'ii-e in wind
t.iey ban ocen jointly engaged. They
convicted, and oue t tht'in, a Burn
burner was sentenced to twenty days'
imprisonment, ivhilo the other, a
Hunker, was ordered to be shut up for
thir;y days. As the Sheriff was taking
the prisoners to jail, the tinfortuuutu
(Juss mau exclaimed: "Ten days extra
lor being a Hunker uud it carries me
over the election. "1 hats so, re
plied tho sherill': "and curse vou, wlmt
business have you to he a Hunker?"
Nye won his bet by two votes; and
our friend inquires whether a man ol
such resources would tie likely to lose
his money through the tricks of any
A Family Riddle.
A New York correspondent of the
St. Louis Republican tells the follow
Among the audinee of the second
representation of "As you like it," 1
saw a couple to whoso pi st there at
taches a string of incidents that would
appear unnatural in a yellow covered
novel. This gentleman is griiy-huired
r0 nnd fatherly. Ihe lady is 11 swar
thy little brunette of 18 or 19. She
is the wife of the gentleman, and, vet
she is his daughter. As she is the gen-
tlcinail s daughter his child must be
In r ifer. Hut the child is also tier
child, nnd in consequence her husband
is her daughter's grandfather. It is a
beautiful little cuse tor the etidman to
propound as a first class conundrum
to the middle-man of a minstrel show.
But this its solution. A young aad
beautiful Jewess, a Mr. Peyser's wife,
15 years ago, fell in love with a taker
of daguerroiypes, a Mr. Guge. The
conseqence of love is often trouble; so
it was in this instance. A divorce en
sued. The lady kept one child, a daugh
ter, married Mr. bore him two or
three boys; Ihe Jewish half sister cet
ting on nicely with her little Christian
brothers. Hut the heart ol man is
fickle. Mr. G. looked upon his wife's
daughter, and behold she found favor
ill his sight. Mis A. budded into
womanhood, Mrs. G. faded into age.
A fearful domestic cutustroph ensued,
a divorce wus obtained by the wife, the
daughter married the Btep lather, and
added the title of grandfather to the
honors he already bore. The elderly
lady murned for the third time, visits
lie daughter uud her former husband,
(with whom re"ide.her own boys,) and
every thing is serene and satisfactory,
Can you beat tins 111 bt. Louts?
"Where the Woodbine Twineth."
1 Don Piatt tells the following story
, tle (Jmeilinutl Commercial:
; liy-tlic-bV, 111V gflllttl ll lClld, the
, ijon. S. S.'Cx," tells me of the origin
f that mvsterious, but somewhat la
. "What the devil, Jim," ha asked
one day, "did you iiie.in by that place
u here t ie wom b no tw net 1 7'
1 "Well, I'll tell vou. Colonel. You
see I wus before that learned uud dig
nified bod v, the Committeo on Bunk
ing uud Currrency, and when Garfield
nske.l me whe the money ed by lor
bin went to, I could nut make a vul
gar reply and say up a spout, but ob
serving, while ruddling through New
England, that every spout of house
und cottage had a woodbine twining
about it, I said, naturally enough,
wheie tho woodbine twineth. That is
all. It seems the Congressional clicese
waxes did'uot understand my dslicacy
litn delist allnsion."
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Week of Prayer.
The Executive Committee of the
Evangelical All'i.tnie of tho I'liifd
Slntes have caused to be prepared and
i.'sued the loiiotwug piniauiuie or
the annual Week of Praver, beginning
with Sunday, New Year's lny, Jan
uary, 1, 1871 :
buinhv, dun. I. bermons Mi'iict t:
Inspiration of the Holv cr.pti'i- ;
their siilliciency and s do authuiily Kir
religious faith and practice.
Monday, .Inn. 2. I'uiver: U'pte u
review of the p:n-t; t nllmtr for renew
ed confidence und in r a-ul di voted
i ; 1, in, mi 1 i. of Ilia wiridliiics
of church, and for national sins pro
voking Divine judgments.
luesilay, Jan. d. 1 rnyir: ror i.n-
tions, lor Kill; and nil o'rers 111 n -
thority; for soldiers nnd sailors; for
a.l who have euiRTi.-d in recent, wais;
to. the blessings of peine, nnd ti i"
God would giuciously bring good out
of the recent calamities.
Wednesday, dan. 4.-tPrayer: Fr
the children of Chrit'a parents ; for
h blessing on home influence and ou Oil
teachers; for early dedication to tied ;
and for more laborers in Christ's ser
Thursday. Jan. 5 Pmv r ; " tie
baptism of the Holy Spirit on nil who
protess and cull themselves Christ mm;
fir the increase of charily of affection
ate communion and co operut.i n
nionir all in every hind w' ve me
Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
Jrnduy, Jan. b. Prnyr: tor tie
circulation of the word of God ; for the
increase of faithful einb istudors for
Chri.-t for an end of religious persecu
tion ; aud tor the removal of nil Inn-
dcratice to the Bprend of the gospel.
Saturday, Jan. 7. Prayer : ior
Chrisliuu missions; for the conversion
f the .lews: for the better observance
of the Lord's day ; for a blessing on
Christian Literuture; and for ihe glo
rious appearance of our Lord Jesus
Sunday, Jan. 8. Sermons Sulject:
Faith, Hope mid Love essential wit
nesses for the truth.
Rai Load Water Troughs.
At Derry and near Jamestown, on
the line of the Pennsylvania Centra
a mecliunicul arrangement nus neen in
troduced bv which locomotives can be
suppl ed with water while under way.
It consists ot troughs eighteen mchts
wide, six inches deep and fifteen hun
dred feet loung. These receptacles
ure kept full of water, and the tiremun
when approaching them lets down a
spout communicating with the tender,
which draws up the water tor the use
of the boiler ut the rutu of two thoitr
and two hundred gal.nns for each
trough. The object of iho introduc
tion of tins ingenious contrivance is
to save time, intention being to run ull
the faster trains from Pittsburgh to
llarrisburg with but one stop (ut Al
tooii.i.) The place ut which these
troughs have been introduced are lo
cated west of Altooiiu. Additional
ones w ill be stationed ou other portions
of the road us they can he constructed.
I his auxiliary to expeditious railroad
ing has b-en f llv tested in England,
where trains run hundreds of milis
without stopping. Tho Hudson Hivtc
railroad, iu this country, has also
adopted iuand found it advantageous.
The census-lakers in some por
tions of the west have ns funny exper
ience as those in the large citiesol this
section. One has discovered 4 lady 111
Indiana who is happy and contented
iu the nume of June Juliette Luliue
Araminta Miieiidoro Peeks; and iu
Ohio a farmer has been found where
the first sou is iinnie Imprimis, the
second Finis, and the three other Ap
pendix, Addendum, aud Erratum I
A Dubuque grocer having had
an unprecedented demand for vinegar
for several duvs, bottles, mu's, jujrs,
basins, teapots, aud other pots, having
been constantly coining frr a supply
of the ucid fluid, was tempted to try
its quality tor him.-elf, found he hud
tapped the w rong cask, aud sold a bar
rel of old Bourbou whisky uttenceuts
Waterfull curls are becoming so
fashionable that gentleman friend of
our has adopted the style, H found
a curl at tallied to the bottom of the
side of his cap after taking an evening
ride recently with a young lady.
An exchange, alluding to P. T.
Burnum's coming show, says : "He
is the gentleman that recently 'entered
luui" out West by fulling into a prairie-dog
hole. The hole will he exhibit
ed among the curiosities."
Tho tcmi-anniiul statement of the
reported marriage of Whitclw Iieid,
of tho New York Tribune, and Miss
Anna Dickiiisoti, of the oratoricul
tii'nii e. is now iu season, uud bus
commenced its stated tour.
In Connecticut, they have started
"Leather weddings.-' Leather of
course furnished by tho "Iwosjles with
but a single thought."
A veteran store keeper says that
although his cloi kg are very tu!katvj
during the day, they art always rJy.
Nt ihn Of biht.