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TIONESTA, PA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1871.
an adventure on the plains
It vas a pleasant event in my life
when I Kin thrown into the company
of UriiMinn. I was on my way toC'al-
fornin, and liiul taken tlic overland
route iu preference to any other. It
was on my journey across the pliiins
that I made lua acquaintance. Our
party overtook a iii"lo wngon. It
cotituincd a solitary man. Tho hoises
were dead, and the man nearly no.
This man was Grlgnoti. I paid tht
utmost attention to his wants. I'.cing
medical man, I pave hnn all the
bcneGt of ray ekHl ntid care. As he
recovered, ho naturally entertained a
strung friendship for me. His wagon
had fallen behind tho train to which
he bcknged, and they had been com
pe.lcd by their own necessities to de
The conjurer, however, was destined
for a fur more glorious fate than to die
miserably iu the desolate American
desert. He was to become an aston-
isher to the natives (Indians), a savior
to civilized lives, and a lion iu Califor
nia. We resumed our journey. We had
started, however like many others in
in those days, with insufficient prepar
ations. As soon as we found out our
mistake we hd to be very economical
m our provisions, we killed mmaiocs
whenever we found tlietn, and always
replenished our water casks at every
stream. At length, however, we came
to a dry and patched waste, where
I hero was scarcely a drop of water,
scarcely a blade of grass, and not a
single living auimal of any descrip
And now began the trouble of our
journey. We had came into the conn-
try ot the wrnko Indians, and thev
were not slow to acquaint us of the
fact. Every day they prowled around
us in great nuuiiicrs, threatening and
insulting: us. Occasionally they used
tosnat'jh up something and dart uvny
on their horses. We did all that wc
could to be friendly, and determined
to avoid an open rupture as far as pos.
siblc. lor there were only twcivo on
our side, ani on their side apparently
Every day, however ,ouly made mat
ters worse. In spitu of our precau
tious, the Indians grew more, and more
abusive and insulting. We became
watchful, and tried to be more for
bearing, but our forbearance wa3 taken
for cowardice, and tho savages began
to think they could do anything with
We held a council of war, and de
termined to bring matters to a crisis at
Tho crisis soou canio.
One day a big Indian came ridin
alnn by us. He began talking in
contemptuous way, and gesticulating
furiously. At last he asked oue of our
men for his gun. The man refused.
The Indian repeated his question, and
attempted to take tho run from hi
hand. The mau drew back. The In
dian sprang forward, flourishing his
kuifo aud threatening. At this the
man calmly leveled his pieco and shot
the Indian through the heart.
As the wretch loll shrekitig fronihia
horse, the plain seemed to be alive with
other Indians. From behind every
clump of trees, every hillock, every
rock, and every rising ground, thev
poured forth in countless numbers. Wc
had never before seen so many asseui
bled together as now.
And now our companion, the eoiiiu
ror, came out conspicuously, lie had
been once in the French army, he said
and understood all its admirable dis
cipline. A few words of warning and
a short explanation sufficed to make
us form a circle of the wagous, and
draw up behind them, with baggage
heaped up for breastworks. There we
waited for the savages.
Hut they did nut come just then.
With loud whoops and screams' they
gathered upon the plain at a distance
from us. J'he wretched cowards, as
soan as they saw our slight prepara
tions, were actually afraid to attack.
They wailed till nitiht.
I till I LUIIIU. JW IIVIVUI TVB wuo
Niffht came. Our defences
1 1... ,1.).,.. te.svt.i
made. Our wagons were arranged
closely, and the burracadu of
baggage was uiado higher, deep, and
more effective. Iu the center were cat
tle. Uehiud this little fortification we
awaited our f'oi.
Shortly after dusk the tramp oi
thousands of hoofs i-liook the lilaiu.
Down upctl us thundered the Indians.
Shouts and yells burst around.
Cm they came nearer and still near
Wo waited for them in breathless
At last our volley burst iu thuuder
Shrieks arose from amidst the ploom.
We saw not what ihe effect of our
shots had been, but could only conjec
ture that it had been deadly.
There was a wild uproar the con
fused sound of trampling horses, the
noise of men culling to one another,
intermingled with groans and cries of
pain, without giving mem iimo to
recover from their contusion we poured
in another, loading as lapidly as wo
could, and firing revolvers where we
The effect was terrible. Many nius t
have been wounded or killed, judging1
in that Faith let us to tho end, daro do our duty as we understand
by the uproar that arose. For a flW
there was a confused hubub of sounds.
Horses were trampling ; men calling;
groans were mingled with cries of r?ge.
During all this time wc tired at tnler.
vals whenever we hard a sound, hus
banding our ammunition, and not w ill
ing to waste a shot.
At hist there nrosc a wild tramp ot
horses, the sound moving from us, and
seeming to show that our enemies had
retired bnflled from the assault.
Yet we were afraid of some plot.
Orignon mnde us keep our watch, and
all that night wo lay on our arms, ex- i up to the Iudtatis. Id their amaze
pecting every moment to hear the In-. nient eight bullets were in his hat.
Hint, veils which niinoucc the assau t of .
After along night, which seemed in
. . . ... ...
terminable, m irning dawned. As the
light illumined the wide plain we look
ed around anxiously for our enemies,
but saw none w hatever. Y e took a
hasty breakfast, and then deliberated
on what we ought to do, whether to
take advantage of this respite and move
on, or wait a while. Most of thought
we had better hurry on : but (.irignon
gave it as his opinion that tho Indians
were not iu the neighborhood and w ere
waiting to attack us on tho march.
He thought that we had better wait at
least another day. We nil yielded to
his opinion, and waited as best we
We did not have to wait long.
After a few hours, at about 10
o'clock, teu or a dozen horsemen np-
peared aver a hillock in tho dntauce,
riding slow lv toward us.
They wish to have a parley," said
Orignon. 'Some of you step forward
and see wat thev want. I wish to have
a word to say, but will wait."
One of our men was selected, and
went outside of our enclosure to meet
Meanwhile Grignon lifted a trunk
out of the wagon which belonged to
him, drew it outside, and busied him
self coolly in arranging aud turning
over the things.
We all thought this was done for tho
purpose of ussuming nn uirof indiffer
ence. So none of us noticed him par
ticularly. Our representative stood outside wait
ing for ihe Indians. Ten of them dis
mounted, and walked towards us in a
friendly manner, while the rest l.c-ld
One of thrm addressed our men iu
The Indians, he said, did not want
our lives. They wanted powder. If we
would give them what we had. they
would let us go in safely, and protect
us from other tribes till we got beyond
Give them our powder! A plensnnt
request. It scarcely needed debate.
Well, then, would we give them our
bullets? They were very much in
want of bullets.
One of us said in a low voice that
bullets were the only thhigthcy would
get from us, but the Indians did not
hear him. Our representative refused
The Indians now stood talking with
ono another. Grignon advanced to
ward theur. He whisspered something
iu a low voieo to our representative,
who immediately withdrew.
Grignon then stood facing the In
dians. "Are you captain?" said the spokes
man of the Indians suddenly, as he no
"No, I'm the niedicino man ; you
can't shoot these men or these horses.
I save I hem."
The Indian transl .ted this to bis
companions, who burst into roars of
Grignon advanced more closely. He
was looking steadily at tho Iniiiau,
and we noticed that the latter appear
ed to be uncomfortable under his gaze.
"See," said Grignon ; "you can't
shoot me. Here" und ho drew u pis
tol from his pocket, u revolver "lire
The Indian smiled.
"You don't want me to kill you?"
said ho scornfully.
The Indian's eyes flashed.
"Shoot," cried Urignou, folding his
The Indian hesitated a moment. He
looked at us suspiciously. Then he
looked at his companions, and said
something in their language. They
all responded vehemently.
The Indian took uilil.
"You tell me to shoot," said ho.
"Shoot," said Grignon again.
Tho Indian fired.
Grignon smiled, and, walking for
ward to the Indian, lie hauded him a
The Indians looked paralyzed.
Grignon showed him how to fire it
The Indian fired the other five shots.
Grignon caught each bullet, some
times seeming to catch it from iiis
breast, sometimes from his face and
each time ho handed it to the Indian.
, Tho other Indians were now in u state
oi wnu exeuciueui.
"They may all shoot If they choose,"
said Grignon, and saying this, ho went
to his trunk, drew out tiine pistols, and,
coming up to thenr, proceeded to load
each oue. He toook the powder aud
put it in, then the wadd'nig and bttllct,
Bnd the Indians saw him do it. He I prise mo so much as it did may coin
handed a pistol to each on loading it. panimis and the other Indians.
Suddenly, one of those fellows took ) Orignon simply sood at a distance,
aim and fired. Gricnon, without seem- j waving his arms at times, and giving
nig to have noticed buy, raised in ;
hand and seemed to ratch a bullet
from his forehead. He tossed this to
ward the Indian, who picked it up with
nn air of stupefaction.
Then ho stood, and told all the rest
Eight reports sounded in rapid suc
cession. Grignnn took off his hat und walked
Each man took, one and looked it in
"Dj you want to fire again ?" asked
1 hey nil expressed a wished a wish
to do so.
"Well hand me the pistols."
The their amazement tho pistols
They looked at one another in won
der. "You see," said Grignon, "they fired
the pistols at me, too, aud I swallowed
"Swallowed them!" faltered the In
dian, and he told this to his astonished
"Yes; do you want them?"
The Indian nodded.
Whereupon Grignon opened his
mouth, and, rolling back his ryes, he
inserted his finger and drew a pistol
apparently from his throat. Another
followed. Then ho drew forth a third
then a fourth, and so on until he had
drawn f. rth the eight pistols from his
throat, while the Indians stood looking
on in utter bewilderment. And no
wonder, for we ourselves felt no less as
tonishment. We could no account for
it ; we were as much stupefied as the
After this Grignon col inly drew
forth six more pistols, them a number
of cartridges, and finally a carbine.
"I'm the medicine man," said he sol
emnly. Ihe Indians said not a word.
"Do you want to fire again?" said
he, and he offered pistols to the In
1 in 08.
They all shrunk back in horror.
Grignon tosssed the pistols, cart
ridges, and carbine over to us, ami
smiled bcnigtiantly oil tho astonished
lie then shook his hand.
A knife fell out of the palm. An
other followed and another. He shook
three more out of his hand, and drew
a score or so out of his ears.
'Terhars you would liko something
to drink ?" said he smilingly to the In
dian who spoke English.
Tho savage looked ot him suspi
ciously. "What'll our have? Hum, brandy,
gin.whisky, ale, porter, wine or cider?"
The Indian brightened tip, and
spoke to his fellows. They all prefer
Grignon asked the Indian to lend
him a loose b'anket which he wore.
The Indian took it off doubtfully.
Grignon shook it ; a bottle rolled out.
He shook it again ; a glass rolled out.
llo shook it a third time; nine more
tumblers fell nut. llo shook it up
again; a corkscrew tumbled tiown.
"Will you take it raw or with wa
ter?" asked Grignon, ns he proceeded
to unscrew tae crok.
The Indian said nothing.
"Isn't that good whisky?" asked
Grignon, as he poured out a glass.
Tho Iudian smelt it suspiciously.
Then ho tasted it. The taste was
enough. He drank it all off, smacked
his lips looked around triumphantly
on his companions, and then held out
his glass fur more. At this all the
other Indians, encouraged by this ex
periment clamored for some. Gr'gnon
poured away from his bottle. Each
oue drank and wanted more. Grignon
was quite willing to pour. He wits not
forgetful, however, of the duties of
hospitality. He walked off to the In
dians who were holding the horscs,who
had been watching the scene in stupe
faction, mid offered some to them. The
smell of the whisky was enough for
them. They drank and wanted more.
lint Grignon shook his head.
"Not now," he said to tho spokes
man. "I'll give you a bottle apiece to
carry home with you." And going
up to the blanket, he shook out u doz
en bottles of the, same kind as at last.
11 y this time tho Indians were iu the
jolliest mood conceivable.
"Before I give you any more," suid
hf. "let mo make you so that you will
not get drunk."
He walked up to the first Indian,
and took each of his hands iu his, and
looked at him steadfastly iu the eyes for
soiue time. Then he stroked his brows
and left him ; this ho did to each. The
Indians had nil got over their suspi
cions, and merely expected that some
thing good was comii.g. So they al
lowed him to do as he chose.
Grignon then stood of a little dis
tance, and in a loud voice o tiered
them all to look at him. Whether
they understood or not madj no diller
enee. They certainly all did look at
1 had seen plenty of experiments be
fore in inesiuerisui and electro-biology,
0 that the proeont scene did nM fur
S2 PER ANNUM.
worns oi conimauu. ivcry worn whs
First they all began to dance.
Then they all knelt down.
Then they touched hands, and could
not sever themselves from one anoth
er's contact. Olio Indian suddchlv
nished wildly around, with the others
nil joined to him, try to free 1 lioni
se! ves, but utterly unable, yelling and
howling like wild beasts.
At last, a shout from Grignon, and
tho charm was dispelled. They sprang
back from one another, nnd stood mo
tionless, like so many statues.
Suddenly they all besan to shiver
as though they were suffering fr .in in
tense cold. They gathered their blank
ets closely around them, their teeth
chattering and every limb trembling.
In nu instant thay were panting ns
though with extreme heat, drawing dif
ficult breaths, grasping and flinging
off those blankets which but a moment
before they had wrapping so tightly
This then passed.
They began to bark like dogs. They
went down on all 'burs, and evidently
imcgined that thev veto of the canine
Then they tried to imitate tho mo
tion and croaking of frogs. After this
they went through performances too
numerous to mention. At one time
thev became rigid, anil arranged them
selves like the stakes of a tent heads
together, feet outward. Then four ot
them knelt down and tried to run
about with four others on their hacks;
then they all jumped wildly up in the
air, and began to flap their hands. At
lust they made a furious onset upon
one another with fists, nails and teeth,
and if they had not left their weapons
behind, they certainly done some
The two Indians who held the liorses
looked on iu horror, bewildered nnd
stupefied; not knowing what to do.
They would have fled in thrir flight,
but dared not leave their companions
behind.. Grignon stood calm with
frowni ig brows, watching the uproar,
himself the presiding spirit of the
scene. My companions we e confor.nd
e 1. Even some of them, as they after
wards told me, thought that Grignon
was the devil.
At last Grignon gave a loud shout.
The Indians fell flat on the ground.
They lay there for some time ns if
Then Grignon waved his arms, nnd
they rose their feet. All looked be
wildered and frightened.- With terri
fied glance they regarded first Grig
non and then one another.
The Indian is superstitious, like all
savages; in fact like all human be
ings. These men saw in Grignon a ter
rible demon, who could exert over
them any power which he chose.
He advanced toward them.
He walked up nearer.
They turned aud ran toward their
Grignon ran after them.
Away they went. They urged their
horses at the top of their speed.
Grignon followed them a short dis
tance. Then he turned back and came Into
"Gather up these bottles," said ho.
"Tackle up ihe cattle, und let us be
Instantly our men rose nnd obeyed.
Grignon took a heavy glass of whis
ky, and then lay down iu one of the
wagons, utterly exhausted.
Wc traveled all that day, and the
next night unmolested. Grignon slept
long and soundly. After resting a
long time, we pushed on our teams, so
as to get as far beyond ihe hostile In
dians as possible.
We saw nothing moro of them.
"They won't dare to pursue us," said
Grignon, confidently. "They'll go
back and tell such a story as will be
tho wonder of the savages for many a
Grignon vns right. Not only did
they not pursue us, but for all the re
mainder of the year, ntid for the next,
no travelers on that route were molest
ed. "I don't see," said I, "how you man
aged to do those tricks on tho open
ground without any table."
"Onlv clumsy performers use ta
bles," said he. "1 could have dune far
more wonderful things, but they would
have been thrown away on those sav
ages. I'll reservo my good tricks for
And so he did ; for, of all the wu
a.Js, magicians, and conjurors that
have visited the Golden States, none
have won such fitiue, or excited such
wonder, as my, friend Grignou.
A mail stopped at a hotel at Tike's
Peak, and on settling bin bill tho land
lord charged him $7 a day for five days.
"Didn't you make a mistake?"suid the
guest. "No," said the landlord. "You
did," retorted tho wiry looking
fellow:' "von thought voii trot all the
money I had, but you arc mistaken; 1
have a whulo purtO full in anotl.er
Rates of Advertising.
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l airons. The rales otti red are such, is
w ill make it to the advantage ot men doi f
business in the limits i f tho circulation of
the paper to advertise libenillv.
A most heart-rending child mur
der occurred last Monday in the totvi:
ship f Wnyland, Allegany rou.iiy,
Michigan. A desperate character,
named Joseph Wheiitnti, lost his vi:o
aoul. six years ago, who left him a la y
one year old, wnicii no gave n-'.iy
legaf'y to a Mr. Buird. This farirly
kept liim unmolested ui'iu nisi lau,
since which time Whcaton l as sti.Un
the child three times, nnd IrslMopd r',
having the child again in his pou r,
he whipped it to death because it wni:!d
not stay with him. The exeiteme' t
in the vicinity is very great, nnd tbi,
people hnve turned out en masse wi.ii
urtus, and tire hunting for the murder
er. Every man must sleep according to
his temperament. Eight hours is ti c
average. If he requires, a Hub moro
or a little less, he will find it out for
himself. Whoever by work, pleasure,
sorrow, or by any other cause, is regu
larly diminishing his sleep, is destroy
ing "his life. A man may holdout for
a time, but Nature keeps close ac
counts, and uo man can deceive her.
As there is more brain-work than ever,
so more sleep is required now thi'ii in
the time with our forefathers. 'Ihe
want of sleep is f'renquently tho cauoo
"Is that the prisoner?" said one
spectator to another, during a trial for
manslaughter. "Yes," was the reply.
"Ah, indeed? What a dreadlul bad
look lie has, especially about the i-vcs.
But. who is that respectable looking
young man next to him, in the green
vest?" -"In ti e green vest? Why tl a''s
the prisoner himself. The other is his
The opening chapter of a Western
novel contains the following : "All of
a stid.len the fair gifl continued to sit
upon the sand, gazing upon the briny
deep, on whose licaving bosom the tall
ships went merrily by freighted ah !
who crn tell with much joy aud sorrow,
and pain, nnd lumber, and cinigraut3
and hopes and salt fih 1"
His said that a case has been
decided by the Supremo Court, that
if a person puts his arm out of a mov
ing railroad train, and the am: isstrnck
by a projecting rock or any other object
on the side of tho road the passenger
cannot recover damages, because ho
has been negligent and has uot taken
proper caro of himself.
A man at Green Eay Wis., had a
pet bear whic h used to sleep in the
same bed with him. The other moru
ing the doctor called and said the man
could not live without a lot new intes
tines. The bear is not allowed to sleep
with anybody now, unless he cuts Lis
A boy at Indianapolis asked liis
father for twenty shillings to enable
him to take his girl to a dance, but the
father refused, whereupon the bi7
took a pitchfork, pinned the old man
to the side of the barn nnd held him
there until he shelled out.
A married friend of ours says if
he desires to see his w ife look handsome,
to have a crimson mantled cheek, cyo
of fire, flow of speech, he gets the pho
tograph of a female, 6ticks it iu nn
envelope, and lets it "lie around loose"
untill she sees it.
A voung lady In Montreal, wl.0
has both legs cut oil' above her kucc,
has received over a dozen oilers of
marriage within a year aud refused
them all. Girls who are pining for an
oner should have ther legs cuteff.
They tell of a spring iu Michigan
so strongly magnetic that a mau who
had druiili from it and went into a
blacksmith shop, found the anvil on
which he sat, stuck fast to him and
hud to have it amputated.
A hen killed at Belmont, Wiscon
sin, a few days ago, was found to h ive
$15 iu gold iu her gizzard. Which
shows that the old superstition about
tho goose that laid the golden egg was
a bit' mistake.
Tho regular yearly mau who
cleans, out his chimney with gun
powder, is now a resident of a Quincy,
llliuois, grave yard. They are build
ingaskatingrink where the house stood.
Mayor Wilson, of Corry, Pa.,
went deer hunting, nud at the first shot
brought down a fc:i00 colt, llo paid
the owner but owned tho carcass. It is
dear meat to him, but it is not venison.
Smelt aro now being caught iu the
Pawtuekct river. This is ivmakable
early iu Ithodo Island, but Chicago
river has smelt all winter, says the
A.. ..1.1 J. .....no t.i .,d ,t,rt lii-tf u-ntr
. V il uhi miiui i cij a it'u .....
for a city chap who wants to becoma
un agriulttirist is to hira out to a far
mer, fur a couple of years, uud then
marry his daughter.
Mr. John Glitz, of New Jersey,
made about a hundred nnd fitly lbs of
f xcilleiit nniire meat the otuer morn
ing, by walking oil a railroad track.
A young fellow, fond of talking, re
marked, "1 am uo prophet." "True,"
said his lady, "uo profit to yourself or
to any one t-ise.
Cincinnati boasts of a remarkable
1 lunatic, one ,1. N. Free vhe is
j there us li.e Geo.-jc- l iuuwii 'I
is I I l . !'.
j tbe West.