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QUAINT CySTOMOFORL QUEER PEOPLE
SEE THZBRIDEX ' PREtf BLIPS' z, r ' -r a, i ; g i . . . B. I '..'. .'i-v: :. . ,. i-,,', 3 The queerest; mosfoutlandish customs4ntheworlbV perhaps, are found among the people ottthe great; &ngojreglon hi 'Central- Africa. The lady in the picture is a "bride of ttieJ3ara tr)be7 Jjt'heVwomeV ofthis tribe think that this deformation of theldpaTsa sign 'ofbeautyrarid while this a some what exaggerated case, most'of them have the extended -lips. I The effect is producefl-by piercing the lips when-young. Into the holes are placed small wooden disks, which jare'' ihcreasedin size as the lips be come gradually morehd more" distended. " '"" About fifty workmen 'are perman ltly employed in keeping-St. PauPs Inwil i-n --n-nl- 'W'1 . " . - ijaiucuiiu ui icyttii. "Haveriyou('hot water in your house?" ""Have I? My dear boy, I 'amneveoiit-oHC" mMsMmmi tfW; eakUuW!''..