but had other resources whi
ch afforded them much greater remuneration. The British Navy, which hitherto had been dependent upon Russia for its cordage and lumber, had to look elsewhere for its su
posite he saw the cloud of mist rising from the falls, which the Indians called the 'Asticou,' which means 'Chaudiere' in French, or 'kettle' in English, for the water has worn out a deep basin into which it rushes with a whirling motion which boils up in the midst like a kettle. "You have probably b
een close enough to have seen it,
Madame?" he said, addressing Mrs.
Wright. "No," she replied, "I hav
e always been too timid to venture
so near to it in a canoe." "Champlain said," continued Mr. Papineau,
"that he paddled as near as possible to the falls, when the Indians took the canoes and the Frenchmen and himself carried their arms and provisions. He described with great feeling the sharp and rugged rocks of the portages to pass the falls and rapids until at last, in the afternoon, they embarked upon the peaceful waters of a lake where, he said, there were very beautiful islands filled with vines and with walnut and other agreeable trees." "There are no walnuts on the islands of Lake Chaudiere," interrupted Bearie
, "I am quite sure." "He probably saw a butternut tree," said young Louis Joseph, "and thought it produced waln
uts." "Champlain's journey came to an abrupt close a few days afterwards," said Mr. Papineau, "when he reached
Allumette Island, about seventy miles farther up the river. There was a large settlement of friendly Algonquins, called 'Les Sauvages de l'Isle,' and Champlain tried to obtain several canoes and guides to proceed farther. They, however, had their own commercial reasons for keeping the French from the
At street level we strive to meet the immediate needs of children at risk on the streets and platforms of India today. We have created a number of 鈥榗hild friendly stations鈥?with the help and engagement of the people who work at them, who now look out for and help children alone and at risk.
At community level we work to make children on the streets visible to society and to help people understand the issues that cause children to run away and that face them on the streets and on the platforms. We invest time and skills in preventative intervention, with the aim of creating 鈥榮afety nets鈥?within communities to catch children who are at risk of running away before they do so.
he said, performed their mystic rites. After having carried their canoes to the foot of the Falls, they gathered in a certain spot where one of them, provided with a wooden dish, passed it round, and each one placed in the dish a piece of tobacco.
"The collection finished, the
dish was placed in the midst of the band and all danced around it, chanting after their fashion. Then one of the chiefs delivered a harangue, explaining that from olden times they had always made such an offering, and that
by this means they are protec
ted from their enemies and saved f
of wood a
shes from which the lye was extracted and boiled till it looked like molten iron, a barrel of which sold at that time for thirty dollars. Prosperity and success crowned every commercial enterprise upon which they ventured until fire swept every mill, factory and dwelling in the thriving little village out of existence, including thousands of dollars in cash in a small safe in the office, quantities of wheat,
p, sawn lumber,
laths and general merchandise. As there was no compensation in the way of insurance, the loss was much felt. Phi
ht was not the m
an to be deterred from climbing the ladder of success, even though he had to mount it by the rungs of adverse circ
ces. Though the loss sustained was great, almost overwhelming, he rose above it with a courage which yielded not to disappoint