23 JANUARY 1909, Page 24

The Lost Cabin Mine. By F. Niven. (John Lane. 6s.)—This

is a story of the Far West, and is full of exciting adventures and of bloodstained combats. The hero is not the man who tells the story, but his companion, known as "the Apache Kid," who has committed a mysterious crime which prevents his ever returning to his family in England. The Apache Hid is, however, possessed of indomitable courage, great generosity, and unselfishness ; in fact, of all the virtues necessary to the hero of this sort of romance. The author is to be congratulated on having succeeded in making his sensational episodes really exciting, and also on the convincing nature of the catastrophe which overwhelms the " Lost Cabin" and the mine.