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South America in one of the
countries that are of great Interest
to many people in Butte, for the
reaaon that South America is a land
where mining Is very extensively
carried on and where new mining
Seldla are blinig openied ull the tie,..
by Arne'ai.*alMu. 'IIere are a secnebler
of people ine thatL part of the globe
who ufleo hi.ed here.
ferna I a psarticvlaur part of South
ý jyb J .. .. . . - . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A l~ii. t hat ill Et~jIe.ia~ll iiitcre'tI
111g. Iýý"ý",su j it is a eoiltiIIV wlthi(eI in
ery rilch in mi inera I rcsotIu K w(iM l
hat.s altniiuiii n man, K untggng " to thue
l~aiurlutit m~itting, ttuht~lrhuu.
Natry IayloIn BlacUkf(rd of Cerro de
I'asUt.o, 1'eIrnI, laIs tltlhummer wrote an
*nteritaiii'g Iettaer to a correspond
cut In ºhit t ity, andl ' It ccon panlt'ed It
wi~th Ii tot4DgI~ttpth itf tht' Cotro det
Pasco reglon, )which the Inter Moman
tain wna fortunntPe enough to soetre
copier of, and which aire pr.esented to
its readers in this issue.
Following in the deacript in of Ithe
Peruvian country, written by Mrs.
131.1k ford:
Tlire great mining rian ofr
i i it m lluntain outblg t lt b olf ear It P rvc II
ning J neatrly t.be %i hole· leng·t Ii of the
rripcaualie nol andcomrising Itle I i"u
graidi r;II· gtE of the1114 itli Ow.
t1h' Amaozon. On the %%\('t i. a ' tt·1tM
sttrip fromn 20 to !50 nuiles wlide, for
the most part a sandy deusert, yet
prod1ueing abuntdal t cropun V% IIero irrl.
gated. Ilase are founaad petruleumn,
KItt, auitrado of sa(la in enormoula
cjlnntities, silver, copper and other
"The Western Cordillera rilses like
a wall on the eastern side of the
coast belt., with passes from 15,060
to 1A,000 feet high and peaks 20,0Ob
feet In altitlllle. The sulrface of th"
plains is uneven and traversed by
lower ranges of hills, which surround
lurge lakes, rolling pampas or fertile
ealleys, through lhic(h run great
rivers. The whole country has a high
niltitliude, aiinryig froml 11,000 to 1l,000
feet, land slopling gradul' eally north and
eant tonwrd theo .Anizcon, into which
drain its wtelrs. On the nounltaii
slopes iere seenli pituresqeee iand pre
eilpitoius ralvines, often thllousands of
feet eleepl. illwers annd flriits grow
in eunlldnliilice in pr.llliilty and in
contlrast. withl the bhiirren lplailns albove
ituul lelow thein.
"Inl the ,e .all of Plirc is foi nd the
A ..P uililpi l oe llil raclilroilcl. From (a'cllao
to I)lieeoy, Ileros the Andles, there is
a ra. tril whiiiii we hoplie soon to ex
tendl to ('erm del Pusco. Ohilier cmielns
cef iraiel ire by mule Irliil s and a
ilinew wiigoni iolel Ii hetween Or.eu aund
rr1'1o e lo iu'Isci.
"1 11ill palrs of this regiili are do
pil"it' of vialencIeh'i lilcerals. (.old
iilcel sitler huet Ieen mlilnedl since
tie elar lielt perineds, land thIle cuiek
i ,ilr del.eosits aweire oien rfu niiiOl
thricclihoiit thle world. loeudl anei cop
lper ores arcie! wiorked to sollOm extellt,
iandl cult illd cloul are fociied at many
lpeh ilt 5.
"Noilt withstundingl nil the d crnw
ileiks irising from ocallt of rodils,
lproper mietluhodsl of miningl, .killed
ihair ianii entliilii, this regioni has
liprucliciedl $15 ,::O00,100 in gold and
"Cerri de Pl'ai.le, the eipitllii of the
cidlil' nicitnt of .1icu in, is ritiiintedl in
iiltitude. 10 degrees and 41c iminiutes
ouiitli. It is s.lirrolllcided byi high hills,
fmllilillrly known e °'lle, ' e ('rro,' nud
of i loew ccntralc ridge, lthe ite of
the tovwn. This ceintail ridgie. ealled
"' ccllo dle I'elsco,' is llIihoilt onellc illIl
onei-htilf IlJes luniig land thr c-cqullarcc ir
of aii ille ileli. liThe to liC i.s ihi ole t
i n i t h o nl, |f di | ic a to r n li th e .
11is lhe..t' slouie cu oDeclpiel lby ci
Sel'il el f / e~ i c ills lll'le',c ice "I i' .i,,
...ice c e ic
"ýlicies 1h'..' Ic''e (-n cle'rl.e'el el41er .111
l:11%, eil t!a1 lie ' 14014(11 ,1u ,.Iiie' or
tihlee his. clime l1iic> (ieep i duo I icu
}7uir'1,, 1414 1111 il i the 1 cv 1 4, gie1l lec'l.l
011414 ei·ite h)'" l
"'l1'1c c:lII 1 'e erf (4c'14 oil' 1':I'.1(1
feel. iceI olleceil ioneii . Illccgt L
Sillili·. 'h' Iecciiit, are' ce' ur
0e'111e. .lieh Iill or IiK rC111111(ei 1 , 4'eC1'1
41114' e' o 11\ ,1(.1 ( cel II llilII. (cili0l ocf
''l ' l e t'. ii%,c' IIIic.,4 e le' o '.'.cil.iccg
cicecil111 ,l 411114' l'c41 , 'c. 11it 114,11 .1
c wl ' acicat l ic l'ici e1cl lcs eiit('i, 'Olfi0
i00. liiti veel ill i. 'ailci.
"'lTice "Irt i -c ar l4e~ a''''4 c ?' ii ji'%. ee
4 Ic, h dI4'( i ton'.LI 4 4 1 il41. 01) l'(4' 111a I 1,1 M
c Ia i llete I'. e Ilecite'I4 ahr cii e i111V '4o
gooeel )1,41eole'r ci' eojcl.. I)rickii(4 iellee'01
are' '.c'e'v a Ieic icIe, I in. lc al eeici
cliti #441 ofl leeplele Il'.eep'lcicc 111in flor
11444 (1214' lcirilit iii. 11I(~~ ',1 it
buI'11\·rl 11111 m any 1'01h 111' ehn 11!' Cb0$
11111 1 0111 hospital. 111( il ~'.ll'·
"The moces1 t riknlug feature c oif 4C''ero
de I'cie4'o'1 is thee iiichuge often (1a11iies,
or 'i1'eejiccc bicertou,' w.ich 11le 1(4(4 i4410
uce11 tl hroeegl h llc tch twnieiei".s t lt
enicg 11s lv'er'y cxistenl e, s. isc,' i
Nuelge byi I eeic011'01 hllejci'4. i so194' thc'eI
lic lieu groeence atl'lllt 410 nocciic' 'cO11l
t ho r'1idieents, xc' ecpt icc i he c'l,'c Of
lice cpeijcclcl famletiy 1'. 1(494 duelin ihg
('0 neue(1 4l('ci to fuell.
"T'ihe t1l14.01 w.'.ce Ic nl'll(' (iir ;final 1
icy thce c'av.ing of 11lee' eichee1'. id4' 4114'
pistl 25i0 301ar4 thu 4Inii(l'4' hec'." Icecc
bucrrowcing like mleelc un icer 1111' ": r'
ficco, ma~lkingf cC 11 iie11t tc'ill'ci i
the groeund (1e'xc'pl fit 11:' lt"c"
beree acnd le'ft the'lIe i'o e I 1;
4t 1114 wy 'h l'uic'e. NLi cy Ice.'' "" i.
but ttesilsad. 4401114' 4411 41111. 'cic ii':I
150 to 200 fee~t long, ',o to i." t
wide and 15 to 23 feet hg-h-a strange
sight to behold.
"The climate of Cerro de Pasco Is
moderate, and extremes of cold or
cheat are unknown. July, August and
September are the coldest months.
I2·iI s
·r. L ~ r fi~' " ~ ;S
· w < ·····~. ~ ~ ~ ~ :.( ·r ~ .,· :
i)ecennlber to March are the warmest.
linilstorns, snaow or rains are likely
to ect'lr it anny time and are very
Ilis:lgrelihhie. 'lTherre arle hIPy frosts
alt. nIght. Sno~ fralls to the depth of
Itio tir Ihre'e inllheNs 1ndl a mere skim
of ice fulls on still m.aters, but It soon
ii il ppleursN illnller the xsln. Itnins
iare lira' lent fromn November to
Mhie.i. The rninny senason is walrme
ithlan the de , bhit lines lrea inetleed for
.onlf'nrt ildring the entir'e year.
"The neweI'n(u(ieIr in troullbledl with
.lhotIle.- of bril'liah on a'e'oulnt of
thie ;llhit ile. lliowetcr, the air in
tonic, aI l :rneiltlg.
"I'"'..re is imn ) tile in'kliness in
('crn it' I'm 'o. l a ll, l nsuch siickne'ss ns
iu'as e. *iL uis ali . attlributed to evil
luliit, (it1 lii inl.. Iunincipally in nlltn per
aIre il 9lih ieni in e\i'owel niit health
lolls (on ie l ('eeni Ce(rnlu nl'l'nasni for
"I'.,e.o.le l uoark inn ioni~1 hiere ins
thiy ple.asel, intl the custom of thel
ltP'r; in flit, it. is oippnose.'I to any
labe'r at all.
'" rehi is .lliremarkablyniv little o wined,
notlhinng molre thain a mild breleze lllu-n
ally. T''ken. A.n ole, the clinmate
eof (' rrn lc3 d 'nnils.'en iN \mholesotne folr
Ithicse lli hg (omforn.ible a hoi(es.
"In i'ages :past tlhere lived anoth'er
lIec of people. ln1al their idescendalntt:
,ill cling to the Strange listOenltm of
their forel'r'tthers. Yoil 'ee thle Indialn
ac;liTlan today hearlinlg lurdlens upiiion
he(r halek. The ten, in odd attire,'
nrithe their hinge herdts of lltemn,
'arrying their lproduce anld ore in this
itltanllri. Miany,. me"nny things nare us
ithiev were in nIges pastll. 1'eater is cur
ri in emlll i ll asis stranpped to their
bniel6. Iiene Is life naniteant.
"'heh ruiluly that crosses the
.\IAilQs h"gins at tidewater and at
t.i1s an ultitude of 1.,635 feet at the
(;n'har; tlunnel- within aL dlitnnee of
a10 0 nles --tlle highest altit ul. at
lind by Iany railwnly in the world.
T'Ii, ru.ite lies tup the lijotnc, or
a.n; aig river,' tihe rise of which
I' ,\u.O e Hd tl hat of the grade of the
r;miV..:y. To inlrcaO.e the distance
' ,ti' to emlle the road to reach
. * Io:It on at grude of 4/1 per
. (: :::s fe't to the mile, the en
rs intrcodced 'switch-backs' at
Sil.lt interailsl , and twisted and
trit'il the line from side tq side of
Ithe cllanyona and ran it up each tribu
ta;'ry that afforded the least haunce of
inictra,,ing its length: Often it is
headed down the canyon, to be tutrned
arouand at mome projecting ridge, or
bIy it 'switch-back,' but always as
cndting as fast as the grade will per
tuit.. The engine, with its small
tl'aian, turns and twists from side to
.ile of the canyon like some heavily
Ilaton team tacking up a steep hill.
This road was built in the 70's, by
,Atmerican engineers, and for boldness
$100 Reward $100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased
to learn that there is at least one dreaded
disease that science has been able to cure
in all its stages, and that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive
cure known to the medical fraternity.
Catarrh being a constitutional disease, re.
quires a constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken intennally, acting
directly ilpon the blood and mucit'e sur
faces of the system, thereby destroyi.g
the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so much
faith int its curative powers, that they
offer One Hundred Dollars for any case
that it fails to cure. Send for list of te.ti.
Address, F. J. CIHENEY & CO,
Toledo, O.
Bold by Druggists, 75. Toledo, .
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt had
a limited train on the Southern railway
stopped and brought back as miles so that
they could get aboard. Probably they were
travelling on gasses tolh
of desilgn and railway ngineering
skill it has not sino been surpassed.
Many of its patrons are tourists, who
make the trip to Oroys solely to view
the grandeur of the oenezry and this
wondrous display of the skill and
labor of the engineer and the builder.
"As the traveler nears the altitude
of 13,000 feet a peculiar sensation
gradually creeps upon him. First
tiere Is a little headache, then a
dizziness, followed by severe pains in
the head as if the blood wats trying
to force Itself through the skull, and
these symptoms are followed by
bleeding from the nose, vomiting na
from seasuekneas, fainting and mone
tary blindness. The Spaninrds term
this sickness 'soroehe, and a few In
stances of soroche' have been fatat.
The stage coach journey of two days
from Oroys to Cerro de Pasco Is a
hardship. The wagon road Is new
and the mules travel slowly."

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