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dexterous jerk, which could only have been ob- the necessary arrangements, and even succeeded in tained by long practice. The liquid did not take disinterring the body, but, unable to convey it to fire, although it appeared considerably diminished, town that night, left it in a heap of manure in a probably absorbed by the intense heat.
field by the road side, with the intention of removAnother half hour elapsed, while I puffed my ing it early next morning. cigar with all the energy my lungs would permit. “Everything had succeeded as they could wish, The stranger ordered glass after glass of " stiff and and a gig was hired from mine host of the , in hot,” while I mechanically followed his example. the ancient burgh of L- , to convey the prize to My friends tell me I get prosy when elevated ; my town. In removing it, however, a herd boy, who readers may think I am so now. I had gazed so had been snoozing away his time at the back of a long in the face of the stranger that I wondered dyke, was witness to the transaction, and immehow it would look from the other side of the room. diately ran and informed his master, who, mountI tried the experiment without satisfying myself ing his pony, set off in pursuit. W a nd either one way or other. The church-yard caught T seeing they were pursued, and rightly my eye, and I again ventured an observation. judging that the only chance was to outstrip the “ Bad taste to stick those grave-yards always in pursuer in speed, drove with fury. Still the farmthe centre of a town," said I.
er gained upon them. If they could only get " Very inconvenient," said he. “Those who through the burgh which lay in their way without did so were no friends to science.”
discovery, all would be well. If he overtook them The remark puzzled me. “In which way?" before they accomplished this, life was in jeopardy. said I.
The souters of L- were no hands to trifle with ; “ Why, you see," said he, “ a subject can't be as they had lately shown in the case of their gravegot without running great risk. The Scotch are digger, another friend to anatomical pursuits in the so nasty particular on that score."
first stage, viz., the procuring the subject. The "On the subject of science ?" said I: “I thought danger was imminent; and T- , seeing the they liked to dabble a little in all, from metaphysics farmer making upon them every moment, had no to resmerism."
disposition to try such an ordeal. He would not "As to dabbling in the sciences, they like them go on, but entreated W- to stop, relinquish the well enough in the abstract : but they have not ar- body, and cut for it. His friend, however, was in rived at that acme of liberality which prompts them no such humor: having brought it thus far, it was to give a subject now and then to the dissecting like snatching the bite from his mouth to relinquish rooin."
it. The other remonstrated, but without effect, "I don't wonder at that,” said I ; " such a course and finding nothing else would do, left the gig and outrages one of the finest feelings of our nature made off across the fields. Unfortunate stoppage. respect for the dead."
Still the farmer spurred, and was soon neck and " Stuff! stuff!” said he ; " such feelings are a neck with the gig and its remaining occupant, and remnant of barbarism, or something worse. How thus they entered the burgh. The only chance much better if • Imperial Cæsar, dead and turned now was that the farmer's cries would be drowned to clay,' instead of stopping holes to keep the wind in the noise, or that the gig would precede the away,'had given his carcass to the schools. What alarm, and thereby escape. Speed must do it. a splendid action that would have been! Cæsar Seeing the idlers in the street, the farmer bawled was a great man, sir!"
out in a thick hurr, Corpse, corpse!' In a moI assented to the opinion of ages by a nod of the ment all was commotion, every window was openhead. “It can't be remedied now," said I. ed, every head was thrust out. Great black-beard
" And though it could," said the stranger, “ if ed fellows, with the implements of their trade in the fortieth cousin of Cæsar were a Scotsman, that their hands, rushed from every doorway. Old woman would object to it. Shameful, sir!” and again men, at other times unable to move, stoited out to the nose of the stranger gleamed like a fiery meteor swell the uproar with their cries. The inhabitants, in the tumbler.
one and all, were on the street in less time than I “ And yet there is no lack of subjects for the have taken to tell it. Still the gig careered onschools, in spite of Cæsar's forgetfulness," said I. wards, the horse covered with foam. Still the
"Aye, but the risk that is ron," said he. “No farmer lashed his shelty, and this might have conlater than yesterday two gentlemen, or at least one tinued till the burgh was cleared, had not a carrier, of them, was nearly made a subject of himself in who was packing his cart in the street, thrown a his endeavors to benefit posterity.”
| block which he held in his hand, with the view of Something to interest me now, thought I, as I stopping the gig; instead of going under the wheel settled in my chair. “How was that, sir?" I in- as intended, it got between the spokes, and striking quired. He began
the shaft, wheel and block flew into the air in a “It was rumored in Edinburgh that a case of thousand pieces, and down fell man, horse, and gig more than usual interest had been interred in the in the street. church-yard of — , some miles from this. Some- "Whar's the corpse?' shrieked out a plurality thing handsome was offered for the purpose of se- of voices. caring it; but men who had never been known to ". I have none,' cried W— ; you are mad, stickle before, fought rather shy of this. From the why do you stop me thus ?' state of feeling lately evinced in two or three af- ". Corpse, corpse!' shouted the farmer, who was fairs of the same kind, the attempt was a very haz- buried in the crowd, shelty and all. ardous one. Dr. — offered still more handsomely, “ All this was spoken in a breath. In another as he was anxious to procure the subject in ques- instant, the contents of the gig were strewed in the tion to illustrate a course of lectures he was then air, and the sack containing the subject was dragged delivering. With such warm offers the difficulties on the street. This was damning evidence. A melted like wax, and T- and W- , two gen- universal groan was emitted, and for some minutes tlemen well known for their friendly disposition to not a word was spoken. The stillness was broker science when anything was to be got by it, made only by the sound of the blows which fell tbijk ang three-fold on the deroted carcass of the resurrec- this narration, would be useless. If I had ever tionist-he was up in an instant. A hundred entertained a hatred of any class of men, it was of hands were at his throat; a hundred fists were those grave-robbers, and my silence and satisfaction beating like sledge-hammers at his ribs. His cloak, during the stranger's tale proceeded entirely from his coat, his vest, and even his shirt, were torn to the conviction which had taken hold of my mind, shreds by the infuriated multitude. He always that the stranger would end his story by assuring contrived to rise the moment he was knocked down, me that the mob had torn the fellow in pieces. No about thirty times to the minute : had he lain on the such fate had awaited him, however, notwithstanding ground one instant he would have been trampled to my good wishes; and I was just about to vent an death. While this unequal war was going on, execration at my disappointment, when he said, others were employed in wreaking vengeance on “ Lucky escape, was n't it, and not so great a loss the gig. They made chips of it in a few moments, after all; I have made half-a-dozen greatcoats by and would have sacrificed the horse as well, but the job, although little of the needful." for the interference of the farmer. He could do "You! you!" I gasped or rather shrieked, anything with the mob for the time. Never was while my tongue cleaved to the roof of my mouth. man so applauded.
" I shall drag you before the nearest magistrate to “The noise of the riot having reached the town answer this. 1- " hall where the magistrates were assembled that In rising to lay hold on him, however, either the morning, in furtherance of some burgh business, six tumblers I had swallowed, or the hearth rug they hastened to interfere, impressed with a notion was the cause, I slipped a foot, and fell heavily on of the illegality of the proceedings and the likeli- the fender. hood of a long bill of damages against the burgh, which already had more debts than they were well When I awoke next morning I was in bed, my able to liquidate. The provost, in virtue of his tongue dry and parched, and an insufferable nausea office, was foremost, and had his silver spectacles pervading my whole frame. I managed to rise and smashed to atoms in his endeavors. The town staggered rather than walked to the ewer to get a drummer was served with a similar reverence ; till draught of water, when passing the dressing-glass the remonstrances of the magistrates prevailing, our a stained bandage on my head caught my eye, and, friend of the gig race was taken under their pro- although but half awake, the events of the previous tection, and escorted to the Tolbooth : the mob evening rushed like a flood across my memory. I followed to the door, and the moment it closed, is not too late yet, thought I; he can't be gone; swore and stamped like madmen, and vowed they I'll secure him; and, bawling londly for Martha, I would drag him out, in spite of nail and plank. found the door had been locked on the outside. The provost addressed them from the steps, and “Is he gone?" I continued to shout, is he induced the more peaceable to go home; the more away?”! riotous waiting and uttering threats, and keeping “Wha is 't ye mean ?" cried Martha, through the Tolbooth in a state of siege till supper-time, the key-hole. when they dropt off one by one.
“ The man who came by the mail last night," I “By this time the magistrates had begun to feel cried. “Open the door—why am I locked in! who some alarm of the probable consequences of the dared to lock me up in this manner?” riot, damages, &c. Some wiseacre among them “ It was the man, and my mistress has the key," having urged the necessity of getting quit of shouted Martha. W— , and in all likelihood nothing more would In due time the landlady joined Martha, making be heard of the matter; it was thought the best our duet a trio, and telling me “tae gang awa course to pursue. Another incentive to this course back to my bed ; that I wasna weel able to rise lay in the fact, that a number of the townspeople yet; just tae tak another bit sleep, and I would be had bound themselves together to force the Tol- a' right." booth door during the night, and have their will of “Is the man away?" shouted I, scorning all him.
| advice. “Detain him-he's a resurrectionist : de " With this view, then, did the magistrates visit tain him till I get out," and I vainly attempted to the prison in a body; and for the better security of force the door. W- from the fangs of the mob, he was trans- “Awa! Lord bless ye, sir, he's awa by the ferred by a back way through the church-yard to a sax o'clock mail, and left you his best respects and cellar belonging to the provost, that he might be kind wishes, and said he forgied you for a' the ill conveyed away the succeeding evening by the mail, names ye ca'ed him last night when he was putting which, being Sunday, the magistrates rightly ye till yer bed." judged could be effected with more secrecy and “The villain," muttered I. silence as the streets would then be empty. In the "And better nor that," chimed in Martha, "he cellar, then, did W- lie all that day, and the gied me half-a-crown tae mysel', and said ye wou'd evening again brought the worthy council, each pay a' the toddy that was drank last night." with a greatcoat or some other article of clothing, "Doubly sold," groaned I, and assenting to as a donation or peace-offering, and by six o'clock the entreaties which the landlady and Martha forthe mail had received its destined passenger." warded through the key-hole, I crawled back to
To attempt an analysis of my feelings during bed.
MEXICAN ARGUMENT FOR ANNEXATION. Europe ; and a proof of this has been furnished us
in the sort of people who compose General TayWe have given this head to the following ar
lor's army, the greater part of them being Euroticle, because it appears to us to have been intend-peans !! " ed by the writer to awaken his readers to a sense We believe that, generally speaking, the symof the security and prosperity which would arise to pathies of the people of Europe are not in our them from a junction with the United States.- favor but in favor of the United States, even (Liv. Age.)
although they are aware of the injustice of the lat
ter in usurping our territory, for there are times Translated for the “Union" from the "Locomoter” of when public opinion cares little about the means Vera Cruz, of July 26, 1846.
by which a thing is done, or a project executed, The Texas question, which has been converted and looks only at the results which spring from it. into an Anglo-American question, owing, if not 10 Mexico not only lacks the sympathies of Europe, our want of foresight, at least to our indolence and but is almost hated; and this results from various inexperience, may also be converted, and perhaps causes and circumstances in which we ourselves very soon, into a European question ; and for this have had no small share; and however grievous reason we are induced io set forth some considera- the confession may be to us, it is necessary to make tions which may assist public opinion in correcting it. Almost all the publications of the European itself, and in coming to the conclusion most advan- press indicate the ill-will which exists towards us, tageous to the nation.
and the works written by travellers who have visWe believe that in Europe the Anglo-American ited us, with very few exceptions, have contributed question is viewed differently by the people and by to increase this tendency against us. And if it be the governments.
certain that no people hate another without a suffiThe people of Europe, no longer finding the ter- cient cause or motive, it is necessary for us to inritory of their countries sufficient to yield them quire into the cause of this ill disposition, since it what is essential to the comforts, or even necessa- must exist. It cannot be found in a rivalry of ries of life, and finding the demand for their manual power in war, commerce, or industry, because we labor more and more diminished by each successive have never been in a position sufficiently advantaimprovement in machinery resulting from economy geous. to provoke the jealousy of other nations. in expenses, are met every year by an excess of We must, then, seek elsewhere for the cause. idle population, who, eager for employment, come in our opinion it is the restrictive system which to the New World in search of what ihey can no we have practised, since our independence, longer find in the old. The adventurers who com- against foreign commerce, against emigrants, and pose this surplus population, find in the ports of against the establishment of foreigners in our countheir respective nations a multitude of merchant try. vessels ready to sail for the United States—thanks When the people of Europe perceive that we imto the care with which that nation has protected its pose trammels and restrictions on the entrance of foreign commerce, by freeing it from the obstruc- foreigners; that we do not permit them to acquire tions, rules, and exactions, which paralyze it in the landed property ; that we do not wish to tolerate Spanish American republics ; and as these vessels the exercise of their mode of worship; that are generally of large burden, as is requisite for the we shut the door to their acquisition of the rights transportation of the cotton which the United of citizenship, that we prohibit the introduction of States send to Europe, a passage is offered in them their manufactures, &c., &c., it is impossible that at very moderate prices, and they are preferred, they should take the slightest interest in our fate, because the emigrants are poor, and seek cheapness for, after all, our national independence or the inin all that they need. These adventurers are tegrity of our territory, does not benefit them in aware, moreover, that on arriving with their fami- any manner. And when they see that the United lies in the United States, they are at liberty to States adopt a policy entirely different, that they live as they please, without meeting with restric- seek their interest in combination with the intertions of any kind, and that they may publicly prac- ests of other nations, it is natural that all their tice their inode of religious worship, and even be- sympathies should be directed to that country, come citizens of the new nation, if they believe it which has better comprehended the objects of fra. advantageous to their interests, by simply desiring ternity among all the nations of the earth. Under it. Their coming, then, increases the strength of these circumstances, they perhaps even desire that the United States, and once established in that na- the United States should occupy Mexico, for they tion, they seek lands to cultivate, and will take the consider that in that event, our lands will be open direction of Mexico if they hear that this country not only to citizens of the United States, but also abounds in milk and honey, and if they believe that to those of all other nations ; that all the riches of they can easily introduce themselves into it under our soil will be explored, and humanity and civilithe protection of the government of the United zation will thus gain more than by the possession States, for that of Mexico has redoubled the restric- l of these resources by the Mexicans. tions and trammels which impede their entrance. It is necessary, therefore, if we desire that the This new population identify their lot and exist- people of Europe should feel any sympathy for us, ence with the lot and existence of their new coun- and take an interest in our fate, that we should entry, for their personal interest and that of their deavor wholly to reform ourselves, for the fault has families thrive in it. This will happen more fre- been great, and we can accomplish it only by quently now that Mexico is invaded by the United completely changing our policy, and adopting States, and is in open war with their govern- another, more frank and liberal than heretofore. ment.
The governments of Europe will entertain symHence it follows that Mexico will have to con- pathies in favor of Mexico, for it does not comport tend not only with the native Anglo-American with their interests that the United States should population, but with the adopted citizens, or what be aggrandized. They know that the experiment is the same thing, with a part of the population of which that nation has made of a democratic federative republic has great attractions for the people color, among which I discovered two or three pairs wbom they govern, on account of its happy results ; of mustachios. It was a party of copper mine and that if it should extend through North Ameri- speculators, just flitting from Copper Harbor and ca it will pass to South America, and, in course of Eagle river, mixed with a few Indian and half time, even to the continent of Europe, and realize, breed inhabitants of the place. Among them I perhaps, the idea of Chateaubriand, that a republic saw a face or two quite familiar in Wall Street. will be the future condition of the world, that I had a conversation with an intelligent geolo then thrones would totter under the impulses of de- gist, who had just returned from an examination mocracy, and dynasties would be extinguished by of the copper mines of Lake Superior. He had the abolition of the principle of inheritance of power. pitched his tent in the fields near the village, choosKings perceive, moreover, that the forms of govern- ing to pass the night in this manner, as he had ment and social organization of the United States are done for several weeks past, rather than in a drawing away the population of Europe ; that the crowded inn. In regard to the mines, he told emgration from Europe increases every day; that the me that the external tokens, the surface indidebility caused by depopulation may reach a fear- cations, as he called them, were more favorable ful point ; and that, in fine, the Anglo-American than those of any copper mines in the world. nation will clothe and deck herself with the spoils They are still, however, mere surface indications ; of Europe, as has heretofore been the case. the veins had not been worked to that depth which
It is natural, iherefore, that the sympathies of was necessary to determine their value with any kings should be in favor of any enemy of the United certainty. The mixture of silver with the copper States, whether Mexico or any other Spanish he regarded as not giving any additional value to American nation; for, in fact, it is no more than the mines, inasmuch as it is only occasional and having sympathies in favor of their own interest, rare. Sometimes, he told me, a mass of metal and of their own self-preservation and existence would be discovered of the size of a man's fist, or in time to come.
smaller, composed of copper and silver, both metMexico ought promptly to avail herself of this dis- als closely united, and yet both perfectly pure and position, and reserve herself to cultivate the sym- unalloyed with each other. The masses of virgin pathies of the people afterwards; but it behoves copper found in beds of gravel are, however, the her to proceed with circumspection, and not seek most remarkable feature of these mines. One of assistance on onerous conditions.
them which has been discovered this summer, but Nevertheless, we do not calculate in any case which has not been raised, is estimated to weigh upon being protected by force of arms; for the twenty tons. I saw in the propeller Independence, commercial interests of Europe with the United by which this party from the copper mines was States are of too much importance to be sacrificed brought down to the Sault, one of these masses, by kings in a war, when they could hardly expect weighing seventeen hundred and fifty pounds, with to be compensated by any concessions from Mexi- the appearance of having once been fluid with co on the reëstablishment of peace; and conse- heat. It was so pure that it might have been cut in quently we ought not to expect anything more than pieces by cold steel and stamped at once into coin. the aid of diplomacy, which, however, is much; Among these copper hunters came passenger for although physical force does not make part of it, from Lake Superior, a hunter of the picturesque, moral force does, and that, in these enlightened Mr. Charles Lanman, whose name I hope I mentimes, has become powerful.
tion without impropriety, since I am only anticiWe have seen, in the discussions in the French pating the booksellers in a piece of literary intellichambers, the difference between the opinions of gence. He has been wandering for a year past in the governments and people of Europe. Guizot, a the wilds of the west ; during the present summer man of the government, and representing the senti. he has traversed the country in which rise the ments of the king, used einphatic and almost springs of the Mississippi and the streams that flow threatening expressions against the propagandism into Lake Superior, and intends to publish a sketch of the United States with respect to Mexico, and of his journey soon after his arrival at New York. declared that the interests of France required the If I may judge from what I learned in a brief conpreservation of the American equilibrium. Thiers, versation, he will give us a book well worth readan opposition man, representing popular opinions, ing. He is an artist as well as an author, and addresses words of praise and sympathy to the sketched all the most remarkable places he saw in Anglo-American nation ; declares that the Ameri- his travels, for the illustration of his volume. On can equilibrium is impracticable, and that France the river St. Louis, which falls into the westera has an interest in preserving the friendship of the extremity of Lake Superior, he visited a stupenUnited States, and in her always increasing pros- dous waterfall not described by any traveller or perity. The opinions of these two statesmen geographer. The volume of water is very great should not be considered simply as the opinions of and the perpendicular descent a hundred and fifty two individuals, but as the opinions of two great feet. He describes it as second only to the cata. political functionaries, or even more, as the opin- ract of Niagara. ions of the king and the people.
Two or three years ago this settlement of the Sault Ste. Marie, was but a military post of the
United States in the midst of a village of Indians From the Editor of the N. Y. Evening Post. and half-breeds. There were, perhaps, a dozen SAULT STE. MARIE.
white residents in the place, including the family
of the Baptist missionary and the agent of the
August 15, 1846. American Fur Company, which had removed its A Crowd had assembled on the wharf of the station hither from Mackinaw and built its ware American village at the Sault Ste. Marie, popular-house on this river. But since the world has begun ly called the Soo, to witness our landing ; men of to talk of the copper mines of Lake Superior, setall ages and complexions, in hats and caps of every tlers Aock into the place ; carpenters are busy in form and fashion, with beards of every length and knocking up houses with all haste, on the government lands, and large warehouses have been built At one time we would seem to be directly apupon piles driven into the shallows of the St. Ma- proaching a rock against which the waves were ry. Five years hence, the priinitive character of dashing, at another to be descending into a hollow the place will be altogether lost, and it will have of the waters in which our canoe would be inevitabecome a bristling Yankee town, resembling the bly filled, but a single stroke of the paddle given other new settlements of the west.
by the man at the prow put us safely by the seemHere the navigation from lake to lake is interrupt- ing danger. So rapid was the descent that almost ed by the falls or rapids of the river St. Mary, from as soon as we descried the apparent peril, it was which the place receives its name. The crystalline passed. In less than ten minutes, as it seemed to waters of Lake Superior on their way through the me, we had left the roar of the rapids behind us, channel of this river to Lake Huron, here rush and and were gliding over the smooth water at their fuam and roar, for about three quarters of a mile, foot. over rocks and large stones.
In the afternoon we engaged a half-breed and his Close to the rapids, with birchen canoes moored brother to take us over to the Canadian shore. His in little inlets, is a village of the Indians consisting wife, a slender young woman, with a lovely physiof log cabins and round wigwams, on a strong ognomy, not easily to be distinguished from a shrubby tract, reserved to them by the government. French woman of her class, accompanied us in the The morning after our arrival, we went through canoe with her little boy. The birch bark canoe this village in search of a canoe and a couple of of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiIndians to make the descent of the rapids, which is ful and perfect things of the kind constructed by one of the first things that a visiter to the Sault human art. We were in one of the finest that float must think of. In the first wigwam we entered on St. Mary's river, and when I looked at its deliwere three men and two women as drunk as men cate ribs, mere shavings of white cedar, yet firm and women could well be. The squaws were enough for the purpose the thin broad laths of the speechless and motionless, too far gone as it same wood with which these are enclosed, and the seemed to raise either hand or foot; the men broad sheets of birch bark, imperviable to water, though apparently unable to rise were noisy, and which sheathed the outside, all firmly sewed toone of them, who called himself a half-breed, and gether with the tough slender roots of the fir tree, spoke a few words of English, seemed disposed to and when I considered its extreme lightness and quarrel. Before the next door was a woman busy the grace of its form, I could not but wonder at the in washing, who spoke a little English. “The ingenuity of those who had in vented so beautiful a old man out there," she said in answer to our ques- combination of ship-building and basket-work. tions, “ can paddle canoe, but he is very drunk, he “ It cost me twenty dollars," said the half-breed, cannot do it to-day.".
" and I would not take thirty for it." "Is there nobody else,” we asked, “ who will We were ferried over the waves where they take us down the falls ?"
dance at the foot of the rapids. At this place large “I don't know; the Indians all drunk to-day." quantities of white-fish, one of the most delicate
" Why is that? why are they all drunk to- kinds known on our continent, are caught by the day?"
Indians, in their season, with scoop nets. The * Oh, the whisky," answered the woman, whites are about to interfere with this occupation giving us to understand, that when an Indian of the Indians, and I saw the other day a seine of could get whisky, he got drunk as a matter of prodigious length constructing, with which it is incourse.
tended to sweep nearly half of the river at once. By this time the man had come up, and after “ They will take a hundred barrels a day," said an addressing us with the customary"bon jour," inhabitant of the place. manifested a curiosity to know the nature of our On the British side the rapids divide themselves errand. The woman explained it to him in Eng- into half a dozen noisy brooks, which roar round lish.
little islands, and in the boiling pools of which the “Oh, Messieurs, je vous servirai," said he, for speckled trout is caught with the rod and line. he spoke Canadian French, “I go, I go."
We landed at the warehouses of the Hudson's Bay We told him that we doubled whether he was Company, where the goods intended for the Indian quite sober enough.
trade are deposited, and the furs brought from the “Oh, Messieurs, je suis parfaitement capable- northwest are collected. They are surrounded by first rate, first rate."
a massive stockade, within which lives the agent We shook him off as soon as we could, but not of the company; the walks are gravelled and well till after he had time to propose that we should wait kept, and the whole bears the marks of British sothe next day, and to utter the maxim, “ Whisky, lidity and precision. A quantity of furs had been good—too much whisky, no good.”.
brought in the day before, but they were locked up In a log-cabin, which some half-breeds were en- in the warehouse, and all was now quiet and silent. gaged in building, we found two men who were The agent was absent: a half-breed nurse stood at easily persuaded to leave their work and pilot us the door with his child, and a Scotch servant, ape over the rapids. They took one of the canoes parently with nothing to do, was lounging in the which lay in a little inlet close at hand, and enter- court enclosed by the stockade ; in short, there was ing it, pushed it with their long poles up the stream much less bustle about this establishment of one of in the edge of the rapids. Arriving at the head of the most powerful trading companies in the world, the rapids, they took' in our party, which consisted than about one of our farm houses. of five, and we began the descent. At each end Crossing the bay at the bottom of which these of the canoe sat a half-breed with a paddle, to buildings stand, we landed at a Canadian village of guide it, while the current drew us rapidly down half-breeds. Here were one or two wigwams and among the agitated waters. It was surprising with a score of log cabins, some of which we entered. what dexterity they kept us in the smoothest part In one of them we were received with great apo of the water, seeming to know the way down as | pearance of deference by a woman of decidedly Inwell as if it had been a beaten path in the fields. dian features, but light complexioned, barefoot,