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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IvETflTD-MDGE Dramatic Adventure, .in Ecuador, Where a Fabled Treasure ffouse of Pizzarro, Made His Foeezing Companion Proceed by Threatening to'Shoot Him, and Ultimately Was Captured, Unconscious, as a-Spyt ERILQIJS ADVENTURES TOID BY AND I PERSONS ..reckoned oti leaving the nt one of llicso win- cllliprQt two courBOB In Hklrilng a Hue ofcHlVH (lip wrestling swirl of KUOW we could, HC- ijoua. M; .f which .Wvoiifd not'bnvc hoped lo scale nnd which I tunlly BpeaHntf, source ace n band before our fnccs. Early Jn the tuoruIng.ivirL'oiUlimed hither an'd nboiit remembered we' had noLilosceiided directly. I :hnd Just noou arrived at u eumll.cabin cronchiid iimoiig Llie VVe-wcre near the snow Hue and iiuxloiiM lo iflccnt, a hi our time wns gulling Hhort. Thu "liorsefi were left In the care of the shepherd and wllli provisions for Uirec meals nplece Jn case of emer- gency we be fan our Climb. At first we followed an nl- (iHnilo reacted lOTvnrfl bis hip. ______ J s'uMi' "I'll late your Ami nil'.this .within, n few iiilles of (lie J reached'dowii and Mfted It frow HH bolster.-. It wni cciimlor! Somewhere Jn-llic same latitude sunburned only tbe Warmth that ImJ ouffused my body froin'-.tlia find boal-llred people were seeking the cool of the extra'effort of which mode It possible as the welcome relief of night for me to liold rhe wcapona or use my fingers a came to them. "Ob, J stammered Qmnlo.; "Quit your kidding Giimlo had bcjcuiuto.weaken perceptibly. I-do-not -will you 1- aon'tlae! y-. know whether I staggered or not, but It sppiiicd tlia'l "I'm not I nlmost yelled, "and If you dcn't I could not -put-onc'foot before the other. Each time Knt up out of there I'll pink a nice little round hole I was sLIIl posit Ire thut I was right, but If there 1 lifted my shoe It wns us lieavy at (bough the weight von. Don't vou know, you plagued fool. Ibnt It's obljr turned to the cust V.-IKMI Gumlo brought me Lo I he halt. "That's the wrong lie said, a lltllc "Are you salil I. "1 am it at.preipMit a uilajng Jn Ziiruma, Ecuador, near tfc. TeiuvtlilL bouul- Sis filher ii "'jter.- T. V. Bang- .waiath, .ot WaBh- ingt.n Square JCetho- dtatOkurch, York city. The following, story la written from tetters sent by tha Baraf wmnath to hi3 father. .tercd the snow. The peak we wished lo ascend WHS directly before IIH and so longing we kept always ell into log- we were nil right for it time. The wind wte bitter despite tbe efforts were cllhrr covered InsurL two iichlug llngor.s In (be loop oMhu Nlrap .-ind lug it.open. Wlilld M-C nie wt; iipeiiL'tl nml closed our (liigi't'K violently and shook hnuiis fi'nm llip ivi'lst Jolnln. Irylng to revive HUT .shiKplsli r-ircuhillou. Tin' mi'iil wns very sparer, fur we dltl lint ran1 .lo be left wllli not Ii lug to oat. Wo both Mmniiiinlily t'rliihtru.eil, Ihougli t ilo not Hi I nU tlisii even ibon we fully realised I hn gmvlly of oiirsMmtLtnii. Lost in the Darkness. All the while it wns gelling darker, nnil I do nflt know whether niglil was ncnr or wlictbcr (lie rlnutls were piling up thicker- nnd IWi'kfr over tho sun, probably tho lallnr. for darkness follows (pjlckly after llphi In tbp under (iio slfoiiWera I rthiggcd hlui i morrow. 1 Tlmt nljfhf. we bribed n pold Inrlng eunrd to tele- graph-'to President m our names. ilio to "Profi'SBor Snvlllp. whom wo nought mJcht bs aesreh- Injr us In and near LntAculga. AboiiL juldiilKliI ihc (Governor Jiimsrlf opeuert the door to our. cell and with H polos lex luvlled mountain. Wbun J was ahh; to I made blm'takt1 a fow .us to a Iiaiiimct iind offered iis Mir hospitality of his slops of his own nccoi-d, but next In Tbe cxlni effort scut. Ihe blood lluj-lhig for it w.iHe Ihrough my body :md llmbrrrd me a Wile, imf I wmt fust i.i'iirlng mid at lu.sf from Hln.'fT'LinMl- ne.Hs I let f.antlo di-oii and bo .st'ltlod, ivringllu forlably Into the I was tumble h> drag him unable to slnntl 'myself. HI> 1 only st-HIcd iku-jtrr Into the while which covt'i'iMl (ho citrih nnil lliiit he wna.coin- forlnble, I in-got) nnd pleaded, but If wa.s nsflcas. I irlfd In lift him TO lil-i fpcl. but I mlgb( n.i ivell lun'c (iiggod nr. HIP mountain Itself, Then :in Irira stnirl; me, Ontulo mlphl hr nblft to walk If be only would anil If he hnd rory the'proper iiirnt.nl .After n do.il of fumbling I managed to Iftnne my At leal, with even less (warning tbnu .usunl, the plsfol from UK casp. I.evclllnp It nt my friend with The of night, nddcd lo our iin unalearly hnnd I snld ra ind whnt wltf tue ood "Xowyoii get IfOU" palace. "w> refiisrd and told lilm Home of the i wlilcli V.-E liatl hi-eii saying nboiil him. Kvou then be bowud and npologlzrd. hut we went to rhe'lun nnd reiualnrd there for night. It appears Ihal (he ami- PmUdent, roniMnherlne us, bad [dei.Titi.bccI ffii- par- tlciLlai'.'T Kinl n full di.-sci-.plIon of us. 't'hls hnd cdu- vlui'cd him of our lilpnrity and lie had .ordered .our huini'dlttto release, reprimanding the officious Gorer- nur. 'v ProfeBJor Savlllp, when wc'dM'not return; -hiil sought ng In l.HiBiMilgn nnd ft our lioi'sep. He had concluded1 In but waited town, inennn'liiip sp.idlnj men. lo-. lenrch tlie BHWia-jS.-y; tnlns. Ut' hnd our tclegriru und notified Amerlcwn Coiisnl nt Quito, who In tura twk Ihe. out- ter up wllli Profldont, but we, hud rtleaBMl." we. hud' coma" off Flth acpt than we liarl p.Tptcird and vere so f lad to a lira that we did not make flny.'troubleV 'The really hold a BfalBit Is ;