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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE -LETHimiDGF, IM'ifltiY I COLUMBIA Boy's Dramatic Adventure in Ecuador, Where He Sought a Fabled Treasure House of Pizzarro, Made Proceed by Threatening to Shoot Him, and Ultimately Was Captured, Unconscious, as 'OLD. BY ttWlG PEKSONS ,y.; 'i i, JACK-.'G. BARACWANATH AOK ,C la old, ,MB graduated from. Columbia.' >UnIyiriIty School of, Mines. (in 1000. is it prwfiit" a mining enphiMr In Zurumi, Ecuador, near the PcniTlftu bound- ary. His father is Rev. T. H. Barag- Tvannth, of th'fl Wash- ington Square .Mwtlio- city. The following story is irritten. from letters sent by tin younger Barogwanitli to his father. on tlie horses aL-'onu of these tlous. HurJy'Jri'lliB.'inol'lilng wo conllunod higher and about at cabin crouchm! Hie roeksi near the snow Hue niul auiloiiK to at art the ascent, our tliuu way gulling Bliurt. Thii horses were1; iGCt'Jn the care of the shepherd and with provisions for'throe mcalu apiece In ease of emer- gency bega.u our climb. At flnst we followed an al- .which WOK soon lost afler we en-' poult we wished lo unci-nd 'ton. nnd so long as wo kept alwiiys right for u lime. hitter cold, and, ilusullc (lu- efforts we shivered some nfler the sun bciMime obscured- behind n heavy blnnket of Ity Hie the afternoon- we were i's we cared gjiuYnftcr en ('Ing sparingly, Marred to descend. This, we hid'calculated woulc) not (aku us more than lo diliu ijjlliur of. tis'o courses lu skirling which wo'could not Jiiiyc ncalo ruiiR'iuhured we bad not dowoimdnil directly. 1 had Junt turned lo the ivlicn Gamin brought to lliu sudden'uiilt. "That's the wring lit- Biiid. a Ill-tie Irritably. you suroV" said am ejullo positive we came from Ilils'dlrccllon." I -ivna still poslIlvti thiit 1 was right, but If there Hue of ell (ft the Minding, wlilcli 1 lunl'y Hi refilling Hwlrl of KUOW we could, mi- toward lila dtp. Hcnrce a hand bcfoic on; fur) H IhnU enough 1 Mild 1 11 lake your gun And .all this n few mllph of tht pnilhs i.J micligil down lined It from Its b6ULei WinCim illdnU seeking tlu cool ol tht plaiifiH nnj the cafe's as.the welcome iilkf uf night Quailo hail begun (o weaken perceptibly 7 do not know wliuthcr'l. stniifrcred or not, but It seemed that I could nut mit one foot before.tlit? other. Kach time I lifted my.shoi.1 It wpus HS heiivy. though tin1 weight were iiiir'liindiimrlM In Ihc wav or rorks or sutli tlicy wliolo-ilrllt wils 'uttnelicd to II. l ti-iod to sup- were eltlibr covoiW by (lie or we wiiro unnhle .n.1J' "'i-rc so numbed lo see tliein Ilirout'li Ilie Kloi'in. Unit nnn sllpijed my grnsp mid liu nbont like one drunk. Wildly lihlllKlnf Jind nicking time of Ibc useenl. but we chose lo very downcast, keep tbe. part of our provisions for a remote ''It's no lie siild. Won mny have conns right, case of emergency. but I qunnot be sure of myself for a single step. I The trucks we Imd made In ascending were easily haven't the least where we arc." followed a lime, but soon after we had sluTted 1 nt last argued GjunlO'aroimd to my of think- ourselves up QK beat we could wbcn we fell, which lug uiitl wtcontinued on. mil- us J hiul slnrtcd. This u-iis well enough.for a time, but I found myself wondering now at every point whet her I was hi (he right or not, the niore, I thought of IL the more confused 1 bccunic. When It next bocuhic CiamJo's turn to lead lie seemed often, we .slid and. uureened only lo at last In a hollow or clmim where it wnw 'iiucGSMiry to climb wuary heights again'1 befol'e >we.'coulil ,doscond ouco more. WB Hhiiiiblcd and fell headlong Into Mm FIIOW it felt- SvcJcomply wur.ni on 'wrists anil hands and even furrX until at lust they beoiime so numb that we felt n'hsolutely nothlug. Gamlo groaned monotonnuslv for mhiute.s at n time, then was silent. Xo ilnubt I dJd.tiin same, but I did not renllze It at the tini! They suy It Is comfortable to freeze to deatlvaurt HO. I believe It Is nt the Inet, but the pnlu nt flrsVls1 alninst urieiidunible.; Mre were tolling and Ihc MiinnHi tint had suffused my bodTIfrom ctti i of Qnmlo ijhlth lumU It pitHiObla loi IUL lo hold the uLiipmis of ust inj flr gcra Oh Ifcn fcUmmeiod C.iimlo Qujt vour Vjdfll .jf will'you? I don't feel like fowing. Tin not r almost If you don't frLl out of tlwu I H plul a nk( little round lioje. In UHI .Don t 3011 Ifiiou jdii ]iliinuec) fool that Us 01 lj Iho numb warm Hi before t'reezhig Hint you feel snlrt Jamlo. 'I will fount 1 told him. "One. lie ithouglit 1 iiu-anl It :uul slngperecl his feet- il'Vic.Wc lie toliercd bpforu me. looking bact 4 fioui Iuui to tlwic with iiu plcam In his cjeri" mrn lu ItlA would mown Ilut0lhe of mt lillilnt. inj 'mnd hlllip so ner btlll f thought hut In .Ji' nionieuf'ellsooverp'd .rhnt.' I vfas bound Ih7 'icuuert td he drawn tlgnt but they did fncl I could not them TIeyvy blnnkets and'dlrty hagn weiNi over, me iihd tliLi felt 11 aim i smell of brandj permuted nnd In a moment i man entered and I tisrnrd un hciid enough to s iml to Gnmlp. forului; 'spnips- of .the hot toddy It 11 us erTpftlve ntifl my friend soon opener1 hji He wris better Informed on Sourh Aniorlcan-hf- fiilrs and immndlulely 1'eiillzeQ that for PeriiYlHp npies., Boundary.diapntes.are perpetual .Ijotwccn Oraciiador hud Colombia on'the north nurt Pci-ti on the.south, and spies ure cbntlnuslly being sent from our country to rlin other, though (o purposn I could never unilerxtand. Mistaken lor Spies Xo ViGOiI to'dwell on .the luconveiilence.'S wft Aye at leadt had brod food and a warm plm.p to sleep llioutrb we were.bolted Into fi lltfle room nhout, feet square. 'Ilrnsun as.we co.ulri with our captor ure could not 3hDW him the folly two.Dien in that desolate, forsaken region, of being spich. could tell he.said. n ddj and i half of eint1 Itv onr host entered piilv In the morning and inenaclng us with soina kiiul of pistol of indent oileln huudauutmir in tlw? told us that; we were ,to .he hound and Broken, to thR- li> unniJih, bard looking unil masculine, brought" some colls of rope, and while shcf covered iis-With the. deadly weapon. Hie "niiin" libund us; Tlre wove loadiHl'Into s-onicthlng which iVas n curl, and lo which a. decrepit .mule KesMit- taelied. and, wlille lae giiard.bshlnil, tht- iunn" led mid drove the mule OTer-ispme rockiest; worst roiicls which'! small posl at ttiL foot the mountains weie turned over to llic military, nomwandet uelrip, tD we gave our parole and river.e eon; dueler! on ho'rsebiick to Guai'andii, tlic capital oi Boll- "yar Province- .There the Governor, Leon liad us oust Into prison, nnd..foul enough.it, yras; .He was swollcii with his own imjjqrtiince .'mid would let us He lied never heard of the.George E, Ifeye expedition, lit said. Our profOEta thut we had .rind-entejr- tn'tned by the-, Presldeuf-.'of Hcuador, hr .ronsidp'rcd mere hravfldo.'-ntul annoimceil a court martlttl morion Tjint night we brilicd lo tele- Rnipti to PrcsldLMif.Myaresi'iii'ouriiaiiics, and.ilpo to .Professor whom we thought mljttt he search- ing for IIB In mid near Lnlncuhja. AhoiU inliJnlpht the CJovernor hiitis'elC opened the to our cell mid with profuse apologies. Invited us lo a banquet and offered 113 the hospitality- of bin. pnlncc. refused -ind told him some of the tlilnga which we had h'een sflylnp about him. Even then hn bowprt niuVnvolnglzcrt.jliut TVC. went to the, lun flricl rcMiinhipd there fm' (he nljrht. Ii' the .President, rcmpmhcrinjjj'jt'iH, hnd telegraphed 'par -Mciilars and a full .description of us. This hart con- vinced he our Imnicdlnte release, reprimanding the officious Gover- nor. Profeasor. Snvlllo, when .we did not return, hnrt fioupht us In LnUculga niul had found the hut wberp. f KC left our hbrscB. lie had concluded we were.lost- .In the storhi, for a few dtys In the llttln town, meanwhile senrtlug Jnen to search the moun- tnlna, He hart receJrcu our telesrnni aud notified.the nr else own', account. Irrlthlcd mu to.'huvG him "Whnt la tbe matter with T demanded.' snld Gnmlb, nnd he nctimlly I feared he was going in nil. -His eyes were brighter tliau they had he seemed, weaker. A "Cfin't you get (Hong a little I. asked ''Whnt'H, the he fiiild. but ItVcela pood, doesn't "Whflf-feels said I. Is no time lo Joke aud IE you'd bnck.up and imike n UMln inore effoH lo do your own walking I'd he better I nddi-d. rather brutally, hut the coniplacency of the mini mad- denert me. he nskpcl, "don't ytiu hegln lo feel iviirnicr? I'm- setting ubout us comfortable as they make 'em. But. It was bitter while It lasted. Sure-eiAugh, I thought he L-ruxcd by the suf- fering- "it's snowing harder than I said IJe looked around him, peering.'In to the white-like "Yes, J know II Is Jack. You think I'm crazy, bey? Well. I'm not. I'm fully awaiT that we're I It's black :m thu Styx inul that RiiuwlnK, .but 1 tell you It's getting warmer. I'm til most comfort nblc." Rescuing His Freezing Comrade, 1 Wllh ail the frenzied power .of my will 1 hnd to force my coiviirdly body to do Its'duly. Grabbing Cnmlo under (lie Khouldcra I dnipgcd him Inch hy inch up thfl mountjiln. Wbun I was able to I made him lake n few Hleps nf his own :icoord, but K wnp uoxt lo useless. Tin- cslni cJTort.Rcnr. tlie blood Hngllng for n ivhllo through my luuly mul Hmberctl me lUtle, but I wtifl fust ncai'Iut cxhiiustlon ami at last from sheer tired- forlably Into the snow, I way unable to dm? him furllier, almost unable to stand myself. "fid up T groniicd. fi'nmlo only settled ilcejier lulo (he while blunket which covered HIP earth and said tlmf, he was com- fiirtnble. I urged nud pleaded, but It was useless. I fried to lift lilm 10 Ills feel, but 1 might ns well hnvc tupped at UK; mountain Then nn Idea struck me. fJnmlo wUleen _ Any of llic (rails, we bud been [old, leil Imd just pinnRcd nnd slid, to the bottom Thp nf'nlglit added to our ami 'we Imd pC the It possible nnd wlmt wllh tbe'-nalnml gloom nml _. pht he nljlo to walk if bo only would anil If be had American Con'.snl at Quito, who h; turn took Iho rant the proper mental stimulus. ter tho President, hut we hcd bv then been, Afler ii deal o( fumbling I niaimgcd lo loose my.' .Ve lind come Tiff iVlth more warning'than usunl, tho pSalol from Ha rnsc. Levelling It nt my friend .with .thfin WR bad expected nr.d were BO glad td mi unsicadv hflnd T said coolly nr.d that'.we did not rantc anylrpiible. 6 I "Now you yet up or I'll shoot really hold a gnidpe against Is tbdt "El i ;