SHOT HIS HORSES
Thrilling Experience of James Templin, a Former
The Daily Citizen,
Plodding on Foot over 160 Miles of Snow in
Messrs. I. Furbish and James C. Cochran are in receipt of the San Francisco Chronicle, which contains the following account of a thrilling adventure of James Templin, a former Iowa City boy:
James S. Templin, a well known Idaho mining man, interested also here and in Mexico in mines, who makes his home at Salmon City but who, when winter sets in, has gold mining in Chamberlain’s basin, has arrived here after having had a very narrow call for his life. He and an associate named Barney Tolman were snowbound in the basin and, on April 11, their condition was fraught with imminent danger by the fall of thirty inches more of snow. This great amount fell in eighteen hours.
They had food
remaining, but all they had for hour horses, which they had brought in over the
Knowing, as Mr.
Templin told last night at the Palace, that the horses could not possibly be
gout out and that they would starve if left, they shot all of them and then
started on a 160-mile walk over the terrible Bitter Root mountains to Elk City.
To cross these mountains hey had to go to altitude of 9500 feet. Luckily they
struck an old cabin on the evening of the first day, where they found four
pairs of snowshoes, and, selecting what they wished, the next morning came on
rapidly for sixty miles to the
Mr. Templin says it was a wild trip and the weather was bad. The region from which he started in Chamberlain’s basin is the place of the great glaciers discovered last summer. He says the glaciers are numerous and of great size. The mountains about are covered with pine, spruce and fir timber. He says these mountains also are full of wild game.
He and his partner,
he said, saw some moose and many elk. The moose are protected by the
Mr. Templin comes to