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Saturday, January 4, 1913
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ALL RAIL ROUFE TO GUATEMALA
FROM ST. LOUIS IS BEING BUILT
Frank G. Carpenter
Hew Liaes to Salvador and Costa Rico Are Bnilt; Guatemala Railway Is Owned by Americans and Has American ..
GUATEMALA CITT, Jan. 4. The
Pan-Amerlean railway "will soon
be connected with the Guate
mala system. It already comes to the
boundary ol the republicvand only 25
or 30 miles of track are yet to be laid
to connect It with 'the Guatemala Cen
tral, which comprises the lines running
from here to the port of San Jose, on
the Pacific, and those which cover the
western slope of this country Indeed,
travelers can now go to Mexico- City by
rail, plecins out the short break of a
aays ride on mules. Moreover, exten
sive plans are under -way to extend the
Guatemalan railways into Salvador and
Costa Rica, and within a comparative
ly short time we shall be able to reach
the Panama canal by railway.
By Train to Gaatemnla.
In this way, Gautemala City is only
within about four days from Mexico
Cltj. When the break is completed, it
will be only three days, and the time to
St. Louis will be less than six days,
-nhile that to New Turk will be Just
about one week. From Gautemala City
to St. Louis the distance is 284 miles.
To New York it is 3SS4 miles, or only
about 700 miles less than from New
York to San Franofsco. It needs only
an extension of a little more than 50
miles to connect the roads here with
those of Salvador, and the day seems to
be fast coming when the Pan-American
railway from New York to Buenos
Aire will be in operation. The distance
between these two points by rail will
be only a little over 10,000 miles, and
of this between 6000 and 7000 miles
have already been built. Add to that
an extension equal tothe distance be
tween here and New York, and we shall
have this great! intercontinental rail
way with several hundred miles to
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(Copyright, 1913, by Frank G. Carpenter)
Everywhere I go in Central America
At that place the road stopped. .Ie
The only green spots are along the
beds of the streams. "We ran still see.
rthe Motagua river, but beyond Its
DanKs is tne desert, in its upper course
the river looks not unlike the Jordan,
and the vegetation is no more luxuri
ant than that which lines the famed
river of Palestine.
-'Still farther inland the mountains j
make one think of the Rockies. They I
are bare, ragged and torn by ravines '
and canyons. There are thirsty trees I
upon which hang thirsty air plants. !
the orchids of the esert. Now and
then yon pass a little valley with Irrl-
gaiea paicnes along tne stream run-
I hear the people talking of new rail- began at the ocean and its terminus was Plnf JffJrY&'L 1U r!?, ar? thatched
mails. line nf thp nrrneto nr pnnnma ! n limine .Mflnv or nie ties rotieci ann . r .... ,.. ,, ..u,Uiio. wui.i
is to build a line from Panama City to
the town of David, the largest place
in the northern part of that republic.
Costa Rica will eventually be connected
with Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras,
and the concessions for the extension
of the roads here have already been
granted. Both the old and new lines
are practically owned by Americans, and
from New York to Panama the indica
tions are that the lines will be under
American control. The president of the
Pan-American extension to Guatemala
Is D. O. Thompson, who was formerly
our minister to Mexico. The railroads
of Costa Rica are owned by the Keith
syndicate, and the same is true of the
railroads of Gautemala. All of the
lines have been planned by Americans
and built by Americans, and there will
probably be one American company op
erating the whole.
From Ocean to Ocean.
from the Caribbean sea to the Pacific J
i.nis is, with the exception of the Pana
ma railroad, which is about 40 miles
long, and the Tehuantepec line, which is
186 miles lond, the shortest of all the
roads Which connect the Atlantic and
Pacific oceans. Its total mileage is less
than 20 and it runs from Puerto Bar
rios, on the Caribbean sea to Guatemala
City, on the top of the pass, thence on
over the mountains and thence to San
J5 de Guatemala, the port of the Pa
cific. The distance from Barrios to the
capital is 195 miles, and from here to
San Jose it Is Just under 75 miles.
The road from Guatemala City to the
Atlantic is now largely owned by Minor
a Keith and other capitalists, supposed
to be associated with the United Fruit
company, and I am told that they have
made arrangements to acquire the other
roads of Guatemala. This Is the Guate
mala road, which was formerly called
the Northern railway. Its first section
was laid out and built by an American
engineer named Miller. It was begun
in 1884 as a government project, and it
was then provided that every Gaute
malan should pay $4 a year to aid In
its building. The work was started but
a war broke out and the funds for the
railroad had to be used to support the
The year following, another contract
was made, and along in 1892 the work
was again under way At that time 10
percent of the salaries of the public
officials and 5 percent of all the town
revenues were ordered to be set aside
for railroad construction. The contracts
were let and along about 1896 or 1897
fie sections has been built extending
from the seacoast 130 miies up the
a jungle. Many of the ties rotted and valleys are
iS?.,.1B,rJ "Liy tS? "i Wide and the population T scanty.
William Van Home, Minor C. Keith and
Gen. Tom Hubbard got a new conces
sion for it and pushed it on to its com
pletion. It was finished In January, 1908, and
it is now one of the best roads in Cen
This Northern railway Is well built.
but a few hundred feet ,
A $10 Breakfast.
"My train? stopped for breakfast at
Zacapa, and my meal cost me $10. When ,
I left I took a hottle of appollonarls
with me, for'whlch I was charged $4,
and also a package of clgarets, which
COSt me S5. T irave n t fee tn the
parlor car porter at the close of the I
'tt fc!5? 'ffi.'!Son-V.TS-nir
grade is f 3 percent For a short dls- however represent Guatemalan mS
tance It Is more "than 4 percent. The Sf which it takes 17 " dollara to make"
road has over 300 steel bridges, one of Sne of ours so that a JS 111 eSnall
which is more than 600 feet long, and just about SO centl? equals
another 743 feet long. The latter Zacapa is the blWest eltv between
bridge is 229 feet high. the Caribbean and the canfta 1 It is
This road -has a guaranteed Income 1M mtjes inland? lyln ? the foot of
?fvd?ng-00tnat BgvUssssrip5s: & saj-SHnwiShS
$4,000,000 invested in it. In addition
to this, last year it made more than
J100.000. and the traffic Is steadily
Port Barrios to Guatemala City.
It was over this road tnat I came
into Guatemala. I landed at Port Bar
rios on one of the regular steamers
which call there on their way from
Panama to New Orleans. The port has
a wide and deep harbor and vessels -of
the heaviest draft can come to Its
docks. The railroads pass for 30 or
40 miles through the rich banana plan-j
tations of the United Fruit company
and carry their ireignt rignt to tne
and carry uaeir xrejuui i&ui. iu io i .- .i..,5 "-- .. uuci
steamers. While I stayed at Port Bar- I f ?Sn?jws and a back to back bench
... .... :i, nere mosi vl wie pas
sengers were Indians or negroes. They
weJe dressed in 'cotton, and the Indians
had high straw hats with crowns
shaped like a sugar loat
American Railway Men.
This train had an American engineer
and an American conductor, and this
is the case with the other railways of
rini about 10.000.000 bananas were
loaded, and on my way over the road
we were some hours passing through
Leaving Port Barrios, tne cars go
right into the jungle. They wind their
way through the Motagua valley,
where the soil is a rich sandy loam
about 15 ieet aeep. iere tne rainiaii
at Guatemala City we are just about a
The scenes on the Guatemalan rail
road are Interesting. The passengers
consist of Indians, half breed3, or ladi
nos and whites, who are. few and far
between. The cars are first and second
class, and we had at the end of the
train a little parlor car. the extra
charge for which was about $68 per
day. I spent a part of the journey In
tne second class car. The seats were
much like those of a street car, con
sisting of long benches running under
oral manager of the Costa Rican rail
day, came here and built the line from
the seacoast as far as the town of
Esqulntla. This was completed about
18S0 and a little later he received a
concession to extend It to the capital.
This road is well built and well bal
lasted. I took a run down over it a
few days ago. Its steepest grade Is
about zyt. percent, but the average
grade Is not more than 1. Never
theless, in going from here to Es
qulntla. a distance of 27 miles, the fall
is nearly 4ooe xeet.
The ride down to the coast abounds
In fine scenery. There are numerous
horseshoe curves which equal those of
the Pennsylvania railroad, and you are
always in sight of volcanic mountains.
You wind your way out of one valley
into another, through hills covered
with cattle, now and then seeing cof
fee plantations and In the lowlands
great fields of sucar 4
About an hour or so from Guatemala
City you reach Lake Amititlan, above
which the towering volcanoes of Agua
and Fuego look down and the scene
reminds you of Switzerland. Lake
Amititlan is five miles in length and
not more than two miles in width. Its
water is beautifully clear and here and
there are hot springs which bubble up
and breathe forth steam from the sur
face. The railroad runs in and out
along the shores of this lake, and In
one place it crosses it. At the time
this section -was built C. P Hunting
ton was furnishing the capital and he
was surprised at the money It toolc
The storv Is that he sent word that
if the engineers could not find enough
rock they had better wire New York
and he would send down silver dollars
enough to make the ftlL
The West Coast.
The western coast is by far the rich
est part of Guatemala. It has many
large coffee plantations and the coffee
traffic forms a big item of freight.
This will be increased when the' Pan
ama canal is completed. Recently many
cacao orchards have been set out and
this industry is reviving. About 59
years ago the cacao was carried north
ward to Mexico on mules, and in some
years the amount sent was millions of
pounds. Another export was cochi
neal, a dye made Irom a bug which
covered the cactus about Amititlan.
That dye -brought in something like a
million dollars a year.
Hotel Pnso Del Xorte.
The dining room and grill 'of Hotel
Paso del Norte is open until mid
night. Meals served a la carte excel
third. Commissioners were to be
AlAntBft 4itia - .. . ..
i .v.cu iui au. jcar terms to succeed
j them, and the commissioner having the
ojiurieBi time to serve was to act as
But there was no general election in
Arizona in 1912, and Miller resigned as
chairman order to give Zander a
A commercial organization is a col
lection of different ideas merged into
NEWCHAIRMA- OF THE
ARIZONA TAX COMMISSIOX
Phoenlx, Ariz., Jan. 4. C. M. Zan
der Is now chairman of the state tax
commission. He succeeds P. J. Miller
who resigned on the first of the year!
Miller resigned as chairman in ordc-r
to keep In spirit with the law under
which the commission operates. This
law provided that the governor should
appoint three commissioners, one to
serve till the first general election, one
till the second and the other till the
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Is abundant, and nature has on her Guatemala. The natives have no ex
seven league boots. Palm trees a hun- perlence and they cannot be trusted to
dred feet high wall th railway, and handle trains. The conductors receive
the vegetation is the most luxuriant 100 gold per month, and the engl-
to De iounu in tne ifujm. micr a , i-co uavt similar salaries, xne con
few miles of such scenery you enter j ductors tell me that the Guatemalans
the great banana estates, and the cars
fan the leaves of banana plants from
30 to 40 feet high, many of them loaded
with fruit. There Is perhaps 40 miles
nr such ridintr. and than you come to
the mountains, where the vegetation Is
dryer and with many herds of cattle
feeding upon it.
The scenery now suddenly changes.
It is almost like crossing from the
valley of the Nile Into the desert. In
the valley the rainfall is over 100
inches per year. On the highlands
there is almost no rain, and as you
ascend the mountains you pass through
a region like the desert lands of New
Mexico or Arizona The ground Is dry
and cacti abound The trees are silver
irray. Thero does not seem to be
I enough moisture to color the leaves.
are great travelers and that both the
iirat ana second class passenger traf-
J'c is good. Firstclass fares are In j
ii "cfc"uurnood oi j cenia goia per
mile, and the second class are about
half the first class.
The Guatemala Central Railway.
The railroad from Guatemala City
to the Pacific ocean is known as the
Guatemala Central, and connected with
it are the extensions which run north
ward almost to the boundary of Mex
ico. This system has three or four
Rocts.on the Pacific, the most of which
are open roadsteads, so that passen
gers have to be frequently landed In
The Guatemala Central was the first
railroad bqiit in Guatemala It was
begun about 1S77. when in Am.i,
Mr. William Nu.nne, who had been gen- j
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