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River Times (Newspaper) - March 15, 1852, Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin DELANY JAMES II FOBT MARCH s u FOX A RIVER TIMES M tu ot D i L JL X Y E 3 rap I lor j j jici 0 12 he i J v cy me vr I c j Iy n a crove by its to an open space where he uj uu of fjr and j Each insertion 00 ike a j The a dcs oi y j forth to a that T ha: 1 o id for i re Ti o ie 1 in the it H Then sprang like column of lire and Not a to follow and as a C per tr over 0 per liue GO GO 00 with a v and Dean 1st rn as vitli loA ho i opposite a i that little abode and resting there giri h eyes gazed long and on i Ltd her j the sinless Perhaps his 1 a- would wit looked j have lingered longer there for there was a her then Lick H- A T A I E OF THE PRAIRIES 1 of the would w i cf a stranger uien i ie in the that beau- i week and sore i The old feet when youth arose lovely morning gladly d he hive mounted horse to cute 13 J he was yet too i bruises received to aer eye ami j cue bu wave girl ui his w ami form he madly bare her helpless as an infant to her couch i scarcely had he down upon that simple bed mid parting the r r t i PI trner sullenly and but a sudden swimming of the attempt a ride to any distance so he Myr dark hevr from oil her brow imprinted I brain recalled his wondering one last kUs when a j BV a n I ana Alls 1 they were so young so beautiful the edge she unloosed So lonely loving the hour j under a clump of a that in which the heart is fall i tie Lark canoe and cautiously paddled And itself no further power across the stream to where he stood Prompts deeds eternity cannot annul Box fills a of a gladly stretched himself out on a pile near and a glance of he dark-eyed t wild rang fearfully out from a ture that ha I crcas to where she was i fars in one corn er of the while the to detain until re- single voice within a few paces of the the that bout their wa t the many on the white man iad hi No more is of tiie lie of his name or race Hath a token or a A little mound of green earth shaded by the same where The the with a look that the warm blood glorious West the land of prairies and for- pleasing and he now bitterly rebuked his i breakfast But that we shall pass nor Raising his cap and bowing and impetuous spirit that had led him I venture to it was un- n rush far from the sight or call christian they sat the boy and early that in the girl on the huge Lear that carpeted the j of a herd of deer until far out j the cabin how he brought forth the broad prairie raising in his stirrups i from his portmanteau crackers salt for his late and a pewter cup to add to that simple love a lew o ie maiden departed uim to hid own j covered to resume his the maiden trance river as rejections ou this last and most ad- The chieftain's daughter was j to the of the WAS 1 auj the innocently led venture And these reflections to a young j astir and busily occupied in serving up I now forgotten and and springing to his cr happy home and first gave and ardent mind like his were not the most I what the youth a strange kind of side witn a wild glance around her she I Pp virgin heart to Us latal uv view and meandering over mountain and plain rivulet and river go on alike turbed by the hand of the white man It was on one of lovely days in the of June when the mid-day sun was shining down from out the broad blue canopy above in all its glory on the fair and beautiful land then an almost waste of prairie and forest that a single horseman apparently quite a young man of not over eighteen or twenty years of age might have been seen pursuing his way along a narrow Indian trail that could be traced far on over the distant the windings of a serpent's path ami a can to ms the rapid stream uog trie ic hand out into and looking CHAPTER II She loves but knows not whom she loves Nor what his race nor he came thai vast ocean of green nor steed nor j repast Yet that there were looks and horseman that had so late borne him nods too and then of were to be seen But he was not j and smiles perhaps discouraged and giving his horse the spur I give a zest to their 13 he uow wheeled about again went j appetites is very natural and not strange loping leisurely on not doubting but in a few hours he would overtake them The hunting party to which the the youth was already somewhat en- amoured of the dusky maiden Thus weeks rolled on The From the stern of the projected a long oar or paddle used as a rudder and as the bout parted from the shore the less steed in attempting to spring across it to ford the stream was caught on its tre frightened he plunged madly forward to frets himself and tearing the oar from its fastenings it struck the youth a violent ROOKH jger was attached had no desire to lose his guest quickly recovered his strength but companionship for he was the life and I was still a in his little Far of their little caravan and when he dashed off in pursuit of the game they dismounted from horses and stretched themselves out in the long waiving grass awaiting his return But hours and he came far as the eye could reach was he to be seen To seek him were idle so f LUG ui a fci j 1 He was mounted on a strung and noble i blow across the breast hurling him headlong on j wun animal who champed the bit as if con- overboard into the rapid stream lnn im fort 11 tWim f scious of the high estimation his master placed on his prowess and near by followed A and beautiful mastiff of a deep red whose singular mould denoted the cross breed of the greyhound and English log combining the savage nature and great strength of the one and the fleetness and beautiful symmetry of the other r These then were the objects to be seen on all that vast and boundless waste denly the stranger drew in his rein and ri- aing in his stirrups gazed long and ly fur on tiie distant course the trail was leading him while the noble steed beut from off the rich herbage the bounteous earth here afforded and Hector the mastiff wagging his tail in ness crouched down in the grass and looked wistfully up into his young masters Pace as to know the cause of this strange and halt in their long weary inarch While yet he was thus looking far into the distant horizon that bounded his view with Urn painful anxiety of one who is dis appointed or doubtful of his way the dog sprang suddenly up and leaping forward deri from sight A moment after and frora a low deep ravine but a short distance from the horseman rested a large she furiously out with two whelps ly half grown struggling fearfully with the dog With one bound the youth had leaped from his saddle and drawing from his bo- som a pistol rushed madly forward to the fray The fight was now terrific Hector had thrown the wolf on its back holding her firmly by the throat but the whelps with equal ferocity were ing his sides in a frightful manner In vain the master raised his pistol to the cer was equal to the dog aa ths wolf if he did yet the con test against such fearful odds could not be doubtful In this ity he rushed recklessly among them and raising his foot with the heeT of his boot wild and fearful shriek burst forth from the lips of the Indian girl as the dark waters closed s look and quickening pulse for his safety from the turmoil and strife of the busy world he loved to linger here awhile amid the beauties of nature to listen to the sweet melody of the singing birds and watch the growing vine to paddle the light canoe along the shores of that silent river and decorate her bower with the ers he plucked from off its banks ing bis steed he would often dash off over the prairies or wind his way through ui tilts yu i me waicis y over a moment he rose again and m that strange habitation upon his grasped at the boat but the stricken arm of suffering to agony and not fell back powerless to his side and with a lu heIP his Ii i t i IA In I n ortA It o faint struggle he was last sinking perhaps forever when with aloud cry and a plunge from the shore Hector his faithful dog And now as faint and bruised the boy the forest in search of some wild 1 Xi u- bade him conceal his form beneath the pile I uw asnes 01 me o she had rested on bv there as if in slumber the rude of the door parted and a tall and looking Indian entered the cabin Calmly he approached and fervently saluting her TUE arrival steamer with gers frora California is followed by accounts of the most bare- faced swindling operations imaginable in which gold buyers are the actors and re- as she rose to meet him he unloosened i i waist a ot wampum strung be arrival of the Empire dty the yet bleeding scalps ot her dkt prove an A body of ten or twelve who came on Trti v ner Havana went yesterday to tha The purport of strange v wit was too Miat am their gold weighed ia order to plain to be misunderstood by the fmm enemies and laid them as au ing at her feet from imposition They n of o the of Joseph Hart at 43 First Municipality daughter and though it was agony to hide on the grief at work within her heart she pre- pared to answer hisn calmly and finnly Resting her dark on those of the where were a win who stood with form erect his long jj bg h bony arms across his naked breast Mint ht The brokers looked silently and awaiting her she required cleaning and replied to him briefly in her own the knowing that they had language She could never accept cleansed their auriferous treasure suit she desired ever to live alone as she was happy here in her little cabin and told the brokers that they were welcome to came ploughing through the waters to his tion but that wild Indian she had now left him perhaps to train of sad and painful thoughts came over his drooping spirits and tears came down his rescue and him by the collar the j the noble brute sustained him above the waters s surface girl quickly to his side and with wonderful strength aided him into the canoe and bore hira though faint and much injured safely to the shore little he knew the strange and ful interest he had already awakened in the breast of that sinless beautiful child of the Perhaps her dark languishing eyes had never before rested their bright orbs on the face of any other than her own wild of the wilderness and she knew of the white man but in the traditions of her tribe brought relief and his weary eye gradually closed to objects around and many strange images came rising to his distracted vision There appeared before him a band of ed warriors their yet reeking with th and there was a captive in their midst bound hand and foot naked and helpless Already the chant of the was 0 game to grace her humble board Thus tney that happy time and day after day evening after evening the two dered side by side their eyes and hands a language telling they had not knew not words to She has hut one beloved near Whose smile though met on brink power to make ruin The maiden was happy happy now in her innocence and beauty Her guileless heart knew no Thut young ir murderous weapons I was the god of her worshipping the blood of many He not not but its echo an- i swered from her loving breast after hour she would sit at his feet and gazing up into his proud features play with the Fearful were ths curses and deep ed revenge and undying that had often broke forth when their name was mentioned from the pent up and smothered feelings of her parent a warrior and a tain of no little fame Bat he was now 10 he had fallen j in battle with the Sioux en a late hunting uPon hls feared cheek awoke the sleeper excursion and every warrior and brave opening his wearied eves there wis one of the tribe of which he was the chief had bending over hia silent form parting the gone forth to avenge his death while the from oil damp women 01 the village some distance from the retired cabin of the ui vraa iit council talk had curls that shaded Ins manly heard and the poor stranger was to die 11 and pressing that hand to her mg strive to tell in her own soft muring language the happiness she felt Yet the time was approaching when he A thousand yells rent the bright steel flashed fire was the torture hope had given way to the wildest despair when a tread and a low from Hector the mastiff broke his horrid trunce and the aoble brute crouched down his head upon his master's heart Again he slept and at length the pressure of a soft hand must bid adieu to this wild romantic life w was nappy nere m ner camn ana much t t w could never leave it for that of but But in this as it afterwards turned out some other maiden o the tribe more fitting reckoned without their for from hud one man's gold which weighed Mbt over ninety ounces they extracted by some art peculiar to themselves no less than thirty ounces of black sand A Californian one au honor The chieftain drew himself quickly back and gazed long and strangely on the girl TT t i i i ui Haughtily he again raised In arm and eyes wme what than pointing to the horrid witness of his hora were possessed oS thought that he tory her his by us now sole discovered something of a cheatin the of his tribe while Ins flashing eye ation He as he myt stood aloof and ever went searching round the and his hand felt significantly for the dle of his At that moment the pings of the stranger's steed met hia glance and with a horria veil he cried his whole frame shaking with rible passion Then with a curse and a bound he sprung lo the frightened girl a- of were on a paper from the which gold was shaken a i hand would assist the sandy aci 1 by a tributary waif And when the was raised to pour the sand into a this hand would niso be put forth and the i of the bowl and grasping her hands in his her facilitated Others were then called to shrieking from off that couch of furs and ere the cry had left her sinless lips buried the bright steel to the hilt in her innocent lice the of he of the at pretty much at an end and the united losses of the by the mysteriously ex- villain houtel the j sand the weight of which was ta It- youth as with one bound he sprang from his and seizing the savage en the of d said to he between and 31000 On an and leave that sweet and lovelier form erer crossed his path de features while the big tears came CHAPTER IV 1 thp love of is known To he a lovely and a fearful thing echoing far over the prairies and with one yell he leaped hign j into the air as the spouted a torrent j his then fell heavily to 1 the floor a lifeless corpse j And there within his circling arms the j fair young being in the pur of the anj for be to-day The mother of the maiden had been ed him up and clasping his feebie arms in an W a nf around her BecK gentle to ed in an 0 summ time j It was the lovliest evening of ail that of A of the he cried gazing on ot the mast and snger for the j t i i hinah thp I and so sad was she after blush the strangers dog sprang j return of expected f bent his head and Bunding been showering the made for years recently brought to light by the New York Express It no lesa than a scheme proposed in 1817 thaT the tribe named j the entrance of with j How beautiful she looked lovely j j Ami have I done tW P he of conquer and n bud growl the dark full eyes looking up to his j her the Drooping and contri IS loot With tie nee Ot his DOOt j V nnd an old fV anri the animal a violent blow on the ranch a to i m her retirement a unannounced his neck in emi I head at the moment the dog goaded tol madness released bis hold to turn upon the j ir whelps as thought then he sprang I a step back and deliberate aim her hand aad heritages the animal recovering itself rame rushing those most wds pr t arms twined around I bis bursting heart The Oh forgive me jugate the United squaw entered unannounced i hia neck in Had and on He the days of The rose as if expecting the heavier breast melting her soul i as hnS he while yet he In a of eminence M he and pointed with a mournful look fr delicious draughts of love f held her of the couch of the boy who at once would not could not then the dreadful truth j terrible were tiie emotions her singular garb the object of her unfold and preying her to At her down that 01 re a tall and powerful Indian whose i and that H was for her assistance the tears scalding tears dropped down like en one mere as a young the on the had won him ad absented herself from his j rain from his youthful cheek and he wept i was hurled ground rank he he erous and revengeful There AI had been dark surmises that he more to le of the death of the father of the maiden and roots in an earthen spell that bound her there but so much was he Pot cf placed or a fire that burned on the hushed quiet without a cry a wun Borgo being then in iri a to hil im of s h S He gling for life with his savage foe the wolf bad inflicted more than one or two alight wounds his faithful mastiff throat and tearing her i than he enow to tell from what r on me of the tit UV IIIC I t J T off him in a few moments finished i aredd none the fatal shot had left of life while the tLi fled the scene nf strife Another lour and the was far from the scene of the late tragic adventure yet still pursuing his lonely way over the same boundless prairie But often would he check steed and look long and ol around and far n maiden loved him had never laved any but the departed who gave her so and that the warm sant beverage which she motioned him to went chilling through every vein A prepared for rv lone Ian hat as hr all iai from that cabin and its ora it r at a distance by their writings and by the All that long and night the In- of their a poison of c couM bo i presence at The cabin the young sprang to his and rev m origin n the United thu already his path a- i expecting to meet his eye yet visible ing a Email pocket and its face for pome with And now was a turae ag they left their little craft it i vei tj i and artless one sweet forward pity she her hat as he leaned against I H oak growing there for Ills m uef t those dini aoa whenever he bu spoke or Aod did love him stranger wildly around fearfully f Air an M W J V f I where now might traceU the of range of low timber ir fif lie r Le in ha but the ne turei and to the wigwam near an hifn forward on path trial ic u her tuni oo wt side a flew And parent to returning an 1 that r p the 1 tumult sail as the broke warriors saen over Uie ia every direction in hot 1 lioy the oi ths presenca lhc the distant horizon with ot a the I w ui voices rui 1 j ti I frx tne P1 mf i their 1 ibe I f Y 41 tho of U wu an easy thit the degree m to me ind b J v i of their a the 10 W ir ire I- that lo be HTS bf on at- wild fir i i tiie i ir 1 f 1 The Uct it r of the Express ca ns i con- s JT th Albany in a i ol more V iff nt t p
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