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friend, my pack horse, "Grubstake!"
- Very soon after we had left Mc
Carthy, and just as all signs of civil
ization had passed completely out of
ight, the trail winds into the "untail
fed" waters of the.Nazena river.
I took firm hold of- Grubstake's
bridle reins, clinched her flanks be
tween my knees and we waded in!
f But it was not so easy as it prom
ised! . No sooner was-Grubstake up to her
knee's than a rushing torrent bore us
down stream into fully twelve feet of
- -I clung to the plucky little pack
horse, trying to guide her back into
the safe waters.
T - But down we rushed with the tor
rent whirling around a dozen times.
And then suddenly Grubstake
-'got hep." She started swimming
for the shore, the current sweeping
' T3ut in ten minutes we had landed,
fared but safe, on the other side! N
- And we didn't lose a thing except
some exposed films! And I guess we
were lucky, for I Tiave heard since
-that two horses and half a dozen
packs have been lost here the past
- The others of our party had been
forced to turn back owing to swift
"water in a, second channel, and, after
congratulating me across stream,
'continued their hunt for a ford.
' I made camp and, while drying my
outfit, was joined by G. W. Wolfe,
who owns claim number two below
Discovery. He was taking in three
horse loads of supplies.
Guided by him along a short cat
over the river bottoms, we made the
mouth of Chitistone very quickly, the
others following as soon as they got
Here we heard of the death, Sun
day, of Mike Connors at Glacier
creek, the next river up stream. Con
nors is the second man to lose his
life at this crossing. The other was
- - These-two are the only men to lose
their lives thus far on this stampede,
but oyer a 4ozen horses have -been
But, now that we have Wolfe with
us to act as guide, no more trouble
But you never can tell! Perhaps
Grubstake and I may have even a big
ger adventure up here in this "land
that God forgot!"
MOVE CONVENTION AWAY FROM
Springfield, III., Sept. 10. After
holding but one session of what was
supposed to be week-end convention,
Brotherhood Cement Workers moved
to St. Louis as protest against recent
action of local commercial club in
voting 487 to 73 in favor of "open
shop" in secret ballot during build
ing trades strike.
RF X ramp '
"Why did they elope? Her parents
were in favor of the marriage."
"Well, you see, she was concealing
her real age, and if they were mar
ried at home her father would have
to give her away." I