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AVENOfS ..I'rlpools. tigers,
sharkB, cannibals and malaria
ure Incidents of an amazing
voyage of 4,000 nillos madu by
a St I.oulsan, part of tho way
on n fragile raft from near tho source
to tho mouth of tho Amazon, which
la the longest river In the world. Tho
marvel of the trip la Increased by tho
fact that for most of tho Journoy he
was without money.
The lmro of the ndvoutu) Is Frank
B. Farrar of St I.ouls, a mining engi
neer. Ills thrilling story, with humor
ous episodes, Is told In his own
I loft homo in Fobruary, -90C, under
contract to tnko charge of placer
mines In tho Interior of Hollvln. Tho
company Tjy which I was employed
left mo stranded and. unpaid at La
Paz, Bolivia, in debt to a hotel $200
for board and lodging. Unable to pay,
I stole off In the night, Btowcd away
on a boat crossing 1-ako Tltlcaca
(which, 11.000 feet abovo tho sea
level, 1b said to bo tho highest lake
In tho world), and so made my way
Hero, with varying fortunes, I ob
tntnod work which occupied mo for
more than throo yoars. I was em
ployed at various times by tho Peruv
ian Hallroad corporation and by dif
ferent mining companies. I was at
ono tlmo superintendent of tho Ynnl
mina camp, 1C.C0O feet abovo sea lovol,
In tho Andes, nnd rich In copper and
In tho fall of 1910 I went to Llnn,
tho Paris of South Amorlca, and
passed thrco montliB. I also spont all
of tho money I had saved, not fore
boding tLaI was soon to fall 111. I
1 work In a lead smelter at
Huancayo nnd beenme poisoned with
the metal. It wab then that I deter
mined to mako my way to Yqultos, a
city on tho upper Amazon, to which,
although 3,(1000 miles from tho coast,
ocean steamers penetrate. I expected
thoro to obtain passago to Now York.
It was 1,000 miles from Oroyn, where
my journey started, to Yqultos.
Two Hundred Miles Through Forest.
At Oroya I met a locomotlvo engi
neer named Paddy O'Noll, who was
out of employment, and, liko myself,
without a penny. Ho decided to go
with me to Yqultos, where ho had
heard there wns plenty of work.
The first leg of tho trip was n 200
mile walk over tho mountains to the
Pachltea river, which is the beginning
of tho Amnzon. This tramp was 15
days of nightmare Wo followed a
government trail through the Impen
etrable foreBts, in which at nights wo
could hear tho roars of tigers and
Jaguars. Wo subsisted by begging.
from tho natives whoso huts we en
countered. On tho ninth day wo were
so nearly famlshod that I took
O'Nell's watch, walked back ten
miles on tho trail and sold It for 4.
With tho monoy I bought a bag of
corn and lima beans, on which wo
lived for the rest of the "hike."
Wo passed several "tambos," or gov
ernment posts, in which we were per
mitted to sleep, but the officers of
which nover thought of inviting us to
oat. At last wo reached tho river, and
O'Noll built a raft of logs twelve feet
long and flvo feet wldo, surmountod
by n bamboo platform, on which wo
were to sit to keep oursolves dry. Tho
logs were tied togethor with the bark
of tho balza tree. Wo had no paddles,
but only long poles.
Tho Pachlten river nt that tlmo waa
narrow, but very swift, and thoro were
many logs floating on Its surface. It
soemed ns if our raft perversely in
sisted upon striking every ono of
these logs, and at each collision I
feared that the craft would go to
pieces. Onco It struck a stump and
turned a completo somersault, fling
ing uk into tho water.
Our danger was extreme Tho wa
ter was infested with venomous
snakoB, olllgntors and fresh water
sharks. It wnB Impracticable to swim
ashore, because tho dense tropical
bamboo forests would not permit us
to land, so thickly did they grow. But
If wo could have landed wo should
bavo been at tho mercy of wild beasts,
There was nothing to do but swim
after tho raft, which was floating
swiftly down tho current.
After great efforts wo overlook It,
and in a few days reached Porto Vor
mudls, where there is the 11 rat of a
string of wireless telegraph stations
xtendlng to the coast.
Hero O'Nell and I both fell HI of
malaria. Desplto the fact that we
could scarcely lift our heads, tho na
tlvo hotolkeeper made us cut down
trees to pay for the scraps of food ho
doled out to us. There was no medi
cine available. A native woman,
struck with pity for me. took up a
collection of money to buy me a tick
et to th vitiligo of MurecanHH f,(l
miles down tho rlvur. O'Nell got a
job ns engineer on the mime launch
on which I traveled, but wns put
nBhore bocnuse he waB too III to per
form his duties.
Monkey Saved Farrar'a Life.
Hero I should have died but for a
nfonkoy, tho property of an unfeeling
native, tho lteoper of n hotel Into
whoso tender morclos I fell. Although
I wns slinking vlolontly with chills, lit
said to me:
"You've got to go to work." I pro
tested and begged for qulnluo "If
you don't work," he replied. "I'll put
you In the stocks." I was too sick to
enro, and told him to go nhead.
Tho stock, an Instrument of tor
ture, 'consisted of n framework with
holos through which my feet, arms
nnd head woro thrust. For two days
and nights I sat In thin machine, al
ternately freezing with ohlllB nnd con
suming with fever. Tho time passed
like an evil droam. It was the cus
tom of tho people to polt with missiles
tho unfortunate occupants of the
stocks. But tho natives pitied me,
nnd some of them oven gnve me tea
and food by stealth. I
Finally, tho hotolkoopor, muttering
that ho didn't want mo to "die on I
him." set mo freo nnd ordered the
cook to give mo tho wntor In which
he boiled the rlco, so that I would not
Tho monkey of which I have spoken
Whs n prodigious thief. It stole every
thing It could lny paws on. It oc
curred to mo that It would bo snfe for
mo to stenl what food I needed nnd
blnmo tho thefts on the monkey
Thereupon tho monkey's pilfering
activity doubled. It seemed to Its mas
ter. One day tho hotolkeeper, mlBBlng
two eggs, which he had Intended for
breakfast and which, without his
knowledge, woro In my pockets, said
"That monkoy is a thief."
"Ho sure Ib," said I, and stolo away
to cat my eggs unobserved.
Ono day several nntlvcs, painted
hideously, with thorns thrust through
their noses, came to the river to
trndo. Thoy were peaceful, hut
imaglno my feelings, nfter seeing
them eye me hungrily, to bo told In
a whisper: "Those men nre cannibals."
Whon ray health was a bit better I
rovenged myself on tho hotel man by
appropriating his ennoo one night and
paddling away down the rlvor. O'Nell
who hnd been almost as til as mysolf,
wen.t with me. Wo made our way In
15 days to Cantumnyo, begging our
food ns wo went. Tho natives wore
moro than kind to us.
Tho trip was made hideous by mil
lions of huge mosquitoes which
swarmed down on us until our feet
and hands were black with tho in
sects. Tho natives do not evon tako
tho trouble to brush them off, but thoy
tormonted us terribly. At last. In pay
ment for my repairing her sewing ma
chine, a woman gave us a Btrlp of
mosquito netting, which wo spread
over tho canoo nt night while wo slept.
It happened that tho chief of police
at Cantumnyo was an acquaintance
of mine Ho permitted mo to sleep in
the police station nnd paid for my
menls at n neighboring house The
mistress of this house hnd a mania
for medicine nnd Insisted upon dosing
mo with n horrtblo mixture until I
wns sicker than evor.
This decoction wns n bowl of strong
liquor mndo from sugnr cane, lomon
Juice nnd salt. I Implored hur to'glvo
mo quinine, but sho rofused and felt
that I hnd Insulted her nostrum. I
believe I Bhould have died had I not
met an American negro named Tolblt.
Ho gava me a pound, or $4.SC, with
which I bought qulnlno nnd cogunc.
In four days the fever wn broken.
Tolblt obtnlned a canoe (I suspect
ho stole it) und we floated down tho
river for seven days, stopping nt vil
lages for the nights. But on tho sev
enth night the negro disappeared.
I wns picked up by n tnll nnd pom
pous personngo who called lunlself by
tho resounding namo of Don Pedro
Segundn La Jorn, and who made an
averago of $100 a day by soiling
phony Jowolry to tho natives. He
took mo along to paddlo his canoo
Ho was so Btlngy that he would not
permit me to uso tho condensed milk
he enrried for his coffee, and refused
to pay for tho provisions ho purchas
ed unless compelled by force I left
him at Porto San Francisco, where I
got work cutting down trees for 75
cents a day
Here I remained 15 days nnd left
only to avoid titarratlon.
Full TUlc to 320 oi 160
Acres in 3 Yam i
T.ikc the Great Nortln .n
see with your own eyes
these fertile lands. Crops
this year hiKUr than ever!
Also wonderful opportun
iticsinsaleof.400,000acrcs rich Montana state lands
at low prices. Terms :
15 down, balance in
.r - 'v.n
Great Northern Ry.
1hi1v Snt. astomt in f.v'.fr.m
likliihi'ina M to mny i nta In
M.iit.uiH JAati. IiIuIm' Wishing-
ton Ureif n nnd Nm 1i r.t ,tu l"anl
point Liberal ftfiipt-v s
TlrkelH rn wile iIujI ""! 11 to
Oit III. l'nr1taitHillti-.
E. C. LEEDY,
Gen. lmmicrlion Aict.
Crest Northern Uj.
St. Paul, MUin.
4 THE HOMESEEKINQ FARMER O
A looking or wuuderfully productive h
ot v n r n n ha o
In healthy climate, perfect title from
first hands, can have details for thu
asking. Large body fur selection
Any gixid farmer ran make this
land pay itself out on our low
prices nud cisy terms. Address
SPUR FARM LANDS
SFIj-- DICKENS COUNTY TEXAS
Fifty cents brings formula completo for
making an i lining A tablespuonful makes
a enp of strmg, fragrant coffee at less than
half the usual Cmt Guaranteed pure and
wholesome Address H. T. CALDWELL,
1) Exchange Bldc.,Box 591, Indiannpolia.Ind.
aifiAitmiarubAK always RELiAaLt
I (lit HAM. i Mill' qi AMTCIl MILES
from town. rollliiK, all tillable Kor quick
ale SI 7(0 A. J. Clt M:. Mnrdo, Su. Dakota.
Poser for the Doctor.
Dr Lewis White Allen, the Denvor
physiologist, wns giving nn Informal
tnlk on physiology upon the windy,
sen-fronting porch of an Atlantic City
"Also," he said, "it has lntely been
found thnt tho' human body contains
"Sulphur!" exclaimed a girl In a
bluo nnd whlto blnzer. "How much
sulphur is there, then, In a girl's
"Oh," snld Dr. Allen, smiling, "the
"And Is thnt," naked tho girl, "why
come, of us mako so much better
matches than others?" St. Louis
"Snlpps says thnt managing a sail
boat In a high wind is u slmplo matter
"The average mnn wouldn't llnd It
"Perhaps not, but the nvcrngo roan
has probably never tried to manage
a woman liko Snlpp's wife."
"Uncle Georgo, I wish you wouldn't
glvo Willie nny moro nickels."
"Why; that's all right. Jnne. Tho
little fellow ran right up the front
stairs to put tho coin In his savings
"And ho ran right down the back
stairs to tho nearest candy shop."
Regular practicing ph nician recommend
and prescribe QXIDINR for Malaria, be
cause it i njiroven rcmetlj by ears of ex
perience. Keen a liottle in the medicine
chett and ndminUter nt flmt kign of Ctillla
and Fever. Adv.
Heredity novof fulls to works out In
tho niattor of red hair, but It fre
quently fnlU down whon It comes to
To prevent Malaria is far tatter than
to cure it. In malnrinl countries take a
doe of OXIDIKB regularly one onch week
and save youmelf from Chill and Fever
and other malarial troubles. Adv.
Chcerfulnoss Is also nn excellent
wearing quullty. It hns boon culled
tho fair weather of tho heart.
Mr. CTInslow'a Boolblnjr Sjrrup for Children
tecUilng, softens the putni, reduces Inflamma
tion, allaja pnlo, cures wind colic, ZSo a bottle.
There's many a slip 'twixt tho nx
and tho chip!
Cf Yovra l flut1rins
If you would acquire a reputation
quickly sot yourself up as a weather
As n Mitnmr timlt thrrc In mi medicine
tlmt qiiitPromtMrtnwith OX1DINK. It not
inlv ImilcU up tlit vtem, but iskrn rrc
ulnrlr. prevent Malnrla. lUffular or Tat
lev formula at Drusjrltts. Adv.
Trial Mjrrlagea Favored,
Mrs lloyle What Is your huibund'a
Mrs Hoyle I think h favor the
recall of niurrlmre cartlflratwt.
C'(ll.l) III.OIIDIII) AMI
Ollm lli- J"IH llJ.UIMllh1T-I ,nHMl.
' t MM-d ton CWthaw 1 1 kill TMil la vti
lamilr ml ran M.iwuiild It tnriarinM nlrtnl
ith limit ml KrTf It nM lwti lanuaa
ether rrmnrilrt milod lrtr Wr PuM Dtf '
nirwl ti'dldMlrra. A II HicbanU Mmicim 0 ,
NlMrHMM Tiia Adr
Mrs Ut'iilmni- Do you rptnamber
that 1 Ra you no ducldml antwar
the ftrat time you propomtl.
Utnham I remember that yen sus
pended sentence Judge.
Berliner Are Spenders.
Tlif people of Ilerllii are Irecomiui;
freer spenders and leal gnvlug, no
cordlng lo llgurrta just published. The
number of depositor In city saAliiga
hanks has decreased S.080 In the last
ear The amount of Increase In do
dohIih ror the yeHr. which In now J95,
iiOO is only one-third the amount paid
A Rhine Museum.
A Ithlne nuisuum Is suon tn bo
founded ut Koblenz, If present pluus
are curried out. it will Include a
laigi' collection of chart, pictures,
model und tllagrams Illustrating the
phHical conditions, past and pres
ent, of the famous rlvur, ami n com
plete exposition of Its uconomla Ills
tor). The city of Kohloui Ims itlreudy
xlven h site for the building.
What She Said.
How wull you lookl"
Do you think so?"
' Yen, Indeed, 1 do. I never saw you
looking better In my llfo." -
"I'm ho glnd to hear ou my so. 1
hope you iuonii It."
I really do. Only the other night
1 was laying to my husband that
there nre a lot of women I know who
aren't half so old ns you that don't
look nearly so young." Dotrolt Freo
A traveling man stopped nt a hotel
recently, said tho Caseody Times. Ho
found a huir in tho honey. Ho wont
to tho proprietor and kicked. "I can't
help It," said tho landlord. "I bought
it for combed honoy." The next day
tho traveling mnn found n hair in tho
Ico cream, but tho landlord said that
wns nil right, ns tho Ico had been
shaved. Again ho found a hair In tho
applo pie. This surprised tho landlord
greatly. "Why," snld ho, "thoy told
mo thoso apples woro Ualdwlns."
Kansas City Journal.
Tho Justice ot the peace scratched
his head reflectively,
"Thero seems to bo soma dlsputo
as to tho facts In this here caso," ho
snld. "The law imposes a fine of $25
for exceedln' tho speed limit, but I
don't want to bo arb-trary about It,
nnd If ye'll pny tho costs I'll romlt tho
"That's satisfactory to mo," said
Dawklns, taking out his wullot.
"All right," said tho Juotico. "There's
$5 fer tho Bherlff, 5 fer the pros-cutln'
attornoy, $5 for tho court stenogra
pher, $5 for tho ubo o' tho courtroom,
nn' my reg'lnr feu o' $10 per ense.
Thutty dollars, please." Harper's
Albert J. Ileverldgo said In Chicago
of a corrupt boss:
"He's very clrtuous h, very vlrtu-
"A millionaire once went to him and
"'I want to got In the sonnto. Will
you sell me your support?'
"'No, Blrl' tho boBs answered, strik
ing himself upon the chest, 'No, Blr!
I'm a free-born American citizen and
I'll sell my support to no man.'
" I3ut,' said the mllllonalro, blandly,
bb he drew out his checkbook nnd
fountnlnpen, 'but, If you won't sell me
your support, perhaps you'll rent It to
mo for tho term of this campaign?'
"Now you'ro tnlklng,' said tho boss
In n tnollllled tono."
Tea's Conquest of Rome.
Of all the conquerors that have
come to Homo no ono hns gained such
a complete victory asi tea has won In
tho Italian clTpltal. Twenty years ago
tho British and American tourists who
catne to Home woro catered to tn the.
matter of tea In a rather shamofaced
manner in tho strangers' quarter near
tho Piazza dl Spagno, nud "English
Tea RooniB" wns tho legend to bo
seen In a few windows hard by Cook
& Sons' offices.
Nowadays tho palm lounges of the
Grand and tho Excelsior hotels at tea
time ura two of the sights of Homo,
for all Roman society drinks tea
abroad In tho afternoons, and thero
are as many uniforms at 6 o'clock in
the big hotels as thero oro at sundown
on band days on the Plncan hill. All
tho big pastry cooks' shops in tho
Corso and tho other principal streets
now have "Afternoon Tea" in gold
I lotters on their pinto glass windows
r.wsak, i 'RtiNOVINC," Madt byVn.VlttManrttW Orug Co.. Mtnphlt. Ttnn. fric 91.00
NO TROUBLE IN COLLECTING
Lawyer Probably Was Willing to Pay
Mere Than $10 Under the
A nolod lawypr of Tennessee, who
labored under the defeats of having
a high temper and of being donf,
wit Iked Into a court room presided
over by a younger man, of whom tho
older practitioner had a-small opin
ion. Presently, In the hearing of a mo
tion, there waa n clash between the
lawyer and the Judge. The Judge or
dered the lawyer to sit down, and an
tho lawyer, beliyt deaf, didn't hear
htm and went on talking, the Judge
II n ml him $10 for contempt.
The lawyer leaned toward the clerk
ami cupped hit hand behind his eat
"What did he aay?" he Inquired
"He lined you $tn," explained the
"Fur contempt of this court." said
The lawyer shot a poisonous look
toward the bench anil reached a hand
Into his pocket.
"I'll pay It." ho sattl "It's a just
debt." -8alurdny livening I'oat
SKIN TROUBLE ON LEG
C1C W. Grace St.. Richmond, Va.
"I had a running sore on my leg for
from tluee to Mvo years. It burst and
blood came from It, then It got red
around, nud was as large ns a dollar
It turned white In tho middle of the
wire, nnd then began to Itrh and bleed
After wnshlng It would bleed for hours
nt n tlmo. Some nights I did not sleep
through tho whole night I spent
eighty dollars on the sore and It didn't
get well. I got worso nnd foil off to
eighty nine pounds. This went on fur
four years. I was told It could not get
well. Ono of my friends said I ought
to try Cutlcurn Soup nnd Cutlcura
Ointment, so 1 did. After I had usod
them ono month the sore wns gono
nnd tho Itching stopped, nnd I have
nover hnd any trouble since. Thnt
wns tlvo yenrs ngo.
"I hnd iv fever nnd all my hair camo
out. I shampooed w)th a lather ot
Cutlcura Sonp nnd then rubbed the
Cutlcura Ointment ovor tho scalp and
my hair ennio bnck nnd now It Is long
nnd glossy" (Signed) Mrs John
Thomas, Mar. 12, 1912.
Cutlcurn Soap nnd Ointment sold
throughout tho world. Snmplo of ench
frco, with 32-p. Skin Hook. Addross
post-enrd "Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston."
How It Happened.
Tho contusion of tongues hnd Just
fallen on Bubol. '
"Wo aro describing a hall gntno,"
When the 'Eng Is Laid.
Patience Tho hen nover counts
her chickens hoforo thoy nro hatched
Patrice Hut you must romombor
she does n wholo lot ot cackling.
"How's did tho drink go, Pat?"
"Foin, Borr; but faith It do bo callln'
If your npnetite li not what it nhnuld be
pcrliap Malaria is developing. It affect
tun wnoie yatem. UAI1JIM-. will Clenr i
owny the germ, rid you of Mnlarin and i
generally improve your condition. Adv .
Tho noblost sorvlco comes from
namolcBB bands, and tho boat aorrant
does hlfl work unseen O W Holmes
ALCOHOL-a PER CENT
AwtJetable Preparation for As
ling Ihc Stomachs and Bowls of
ness and Rest Contains neither
Opium.Morphine nor Mineral
Vr tpt toia DrSAMVEirrcSR
Apcrf-ct Remedy forConslipa
lion , Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
ncss and LOSS OF SLEEP
FacSimii Signature of
The Centauti Company.
'Guaranleed under tho Poodan4
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
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To Health by Lydia E. Pin!
Elgin, III. "After fourteen j nraof
suffennj; everyUiinir from femnl. c jtn-
plainls, I am nt Kit
restored to h aiti.
" 1 emp! I t'la
best doctor i vl
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me. Hut wh ' ,k
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Compound I U an
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Kenrneysville, V. Va. "I feel 1 1 my
duty to write timl say what Ly! i E.
llnkham'o Vegetable Compounl haa
done for mo. I suffered from l n- lo
weakness and nt times felt so m. r.iblo
1 could hardly endure beinpr on mv feet.
"After taking- Lydia K. Pinklmm's
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special directions, my trouble h j'.no.
Words full to express my thankful i .
I recommend your medicine to ml my
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The above nro only two of the thou
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bIiow clonrly what preut tilings Lydia E.
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