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Thus, if the flesh of the wild boar is
eaten, they believe the baby will
surely have aiJbar's snout!
The youth, on reaching manhood,
is subjected totrials,. and torture, to
prove his bravery?NDften hejs beaten
with throngs pn which are sharp
teeth that wound the boy severely.
Pepper is rubbed int othese wounds,
and he must not cry out
After the trials are over, a great
feast is held, and then strange mask
ed dances are performed about the
Part of this celebration consists in
the passing of, an enormous cigar
from man to man. The -cigafls held
Indian woman of the Tapuya tribe,
wearing her spring clothing. These
are the women whom tradition says
make better fighters than their husbands..
in a, beautifully carved, forked stjcjc
which can' be stuck in the ground
when the smokers arise to resume
The marriage customs are perhaps
the strangest of all. Often the
maidens propose to the men, and, if
two girls desire the same husband,
they fight for him with boxing gloves
made of bones. Sometimes, when
the man proposes he is made to work
for one year for his mother-in-law,
to prove he can support her daughter.
fffett. It .3K&
Brazilian Native Smoking the Ritual
Cigar Used at Big Festivals.
"I'm going to invest in yeast." - "
"It's bound to rise."
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Club life for the-workingman is to
be developed on a large scale in Lon
don. A certain labor palace is to be
erected at a cost of $250,000 which,
in addition to providing meeting
halls, diningrooms and other fea
tures of an up-toniate clubhouse, is
to include a large moving picture
theater, 4 ,.