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MADE the 300 m,,ea journey up to David, the Ra P* ta * the '>• Province of Chirlqul. ,n a coasl,n ß steamer cf the house-boat type, with open lowet 1 desk and galvanized Iron ro over a *l — % j||S 20 feet out of water r\ J with full load. fj(V David was founded fjjj somewhat more than >'J/j a century ago by the f'iiv the first of the Pana ■ 11. i* 11. .in. 11 man Obaldias, who created a princely estate from a royal grant of land. Mangote, situated about 8 miles from the town, is now in the hands of his great-grandsons, whose father was lately president of the republic. Be fore the revolutionary days many Chiricano landowners maintained a lordly estate in peace and prosperity. David is an attractive place, clean and orderly as a Dutch burg and pic turesque as a Tyrolean hamlet. Along the broad, drab lengths of the streets are lined modest dwellings with whitewashed walls, red-tiled roofs, and blue and green doors and window shutters. The most pretentious resi dences are no more than two stoned frame structures, with 10 rooms at most and a patio In the rear. Of the 6,000 inhabitants perhaps 50 are “well to do,” in the conventional sense of the phrase. The remainder are super latively poor, measured by the stand ard of dollars and cents, but passing rich In fact by reason of having everything that they need and probably all they desire. Everyone seems to secure an easy live lihood. but precisely how is difficult to determine. A hard worker Is not to be seen, but neither is a beggar nor a vagrant, and the municipality does not boast any such institution as an almshouse. However, the matter is divested of much of Sts mystery when one considers that land as prolific as any in the world is to be had lor the taking, and a man’s outfit of clothing consists of three pieces—straw hat, shirt, and cotton trousers— while a woman gets along very well with one gar ment, and children are not encumbered to that extent. Although the dry season was well-nigh spent, everything looked fresh and green the morning that I galloped out upon the llano on my way to Dlvala. My moso. a long, lean fellow with a melancholy visage, followed at a pace which he never varied, but which later experience taught me could always be depended on to bring him up with me at the end of a ride. Man never possessed a less appropriate name than his. Pantaleon—“panther lion" —was possibly be stowed upon him In a spirit of Irony. He was profoundly self-possessed and had the commend able characteristic of confining his attention to bis own business and Just so much of his em ployer's as properly concerned him. Before us stretched one of the llanos, which lie. like grassy islands In a forest sea. at intervals all along the Pacific slope of the Cordillera. For 6 miles onward and 2 on either side of us the ground extended In a sweep as level as a billiard table and as green. With Its thick covering of Jenjebrillo, the tract looked strikingly like a hit of the blue-grass country of Kentucky. Here and there a wild fig or a ceibo threw its heavy-leafed branches wide, affording grateful shelter for man and beast. On every side the close ranks of the forest trees hemmed the llano In. and away be yond In our front rose the jabbed teeth of the sierra, with the smoking cone of El Volcan pro jecting beyond (he ruck, A well-worn crack indicates the shortest route to the point where the road enters the forest. We keep It in sight for the sake of preserving our bearing, otherwise one might ride unrestrain edly on the darkest night over this flat expanse, unbroken by gullies and devoid of burrows. In fact. I have crossed It at a hand gallop In a downpour of rain, when my horse’s ears were not distinguishable and the blurred lights of David made a lurid beacon patch In the distance. These llanos are the "commons" of the people —the poor man’s grazing ground. We pass small herds of from 10 to 20 head, nibbling the herbage, which is ample for sustenance but not sufficiently rich and plentiful to condition them for market. Scattered over the range are a few mares, with foals at their heels. In this country they ride and work onlv the male horses, leaving the fe males constantly at grass. This Is obviously a bad system, for It retards hereditary transmission and results in the development of serviceable qualities on one side only The animals are un dersized and the breed poor, the best strain being derived from Peruvian stallions Despite his un promising appearance, however, the Panamanian pony is apt to surprise you with a wonderful dis play of stamina. I have been carried fifty-odd miles by one in twelve hours and found him fit for a good day s journey the next morning They are easy-going beasts, with a single-foot gait, and If one will be content to ride them in the manner to which they are accustomed, quite as service able as the average mount to be picked up In Central or South America. It is distinctly advis able. however, to get rid of the greasy hair bridle of the country, even though no better substitute than a piece of clean rope is available. Failure to take this precaution once cost me a sore hand of which I was not cured for weeks. Now and again a traveler jogs by. with a mut tered "Buenos dias" —a salutation that is never omitted by man, woman or child. The rider wears a conical straw hat, a cotton shirt, flap ping free in the wind, and a pair of blue jeans. Lace Industry Growing The lace Industry In this country has been largely the growth of the last twelve years Enterprising Arae r lean citizens spend many years study ing the situation at the old lace-mak- Ing town. Nottingham. England Lace machinery was imported from that place, and although the trials and tribulations Incident to the establish tnent of anew industry were at times ■rery trying to the capital interested. \ \±£&JFjf d&pj&±z: <av Flare feet are stuck in the wooden stirrups. He and his steed are festooned with bags, baskets and packages, the tout ensemble suggesting an itinerant Christmas tree. Stuck under the saddle flap, or elsewhere beyond ready reach, is a rifle or shotgun, of ancient make, probably unservice able, and almost certainly unloaded. Everyone goes armed upon the road. Occasional reminders of less peaceful times are seen in a small wooden cross set in the ground and surrounded by a rude rail fence, indi cating the spot where some unfortunate met a violent death In the commission of a crime. Pan taleon rode alongside as I approached one of these unconsecrated burying places that contained two crosses With emotionless precision he told the grizzly tale of two compadres who had fallen out and here had fought to the death with their knives. Compadres are bosom companions, bound by a bond closer than that of brotherhood. Only a woman can break that tie, and when compadre turns against compadre hell knows no greater bitterness These two hacked each otter until they fell, gasping and bleeding, and foaming at the mouth, still jabbing with waning strength. They were found dead, locked in each olher’s arms. Perhaps at the very last the spirit of com padreshlp returned to soothe their passing. 1 put this reflection to Pantaleon. but he de clared it more likely that they died cursing each other and thinking of the girl. My own conclu sion pleased me better, but I felt bound to defer to my moso’s superior knowledge of the charac teristics of his countrymen. Presently the road entered the monte, and we rode between wooden walls reinforced by heavy undergrowth. At long Intervals we passed small clearings where the settler had cut over the ground, burned the debris where it fell, and scat tered his seed with a careless, confident hand The machete Is the universal agricultural Imple ment. A plow has never been seen in the coun try. Cultivation Is neglected as an unnecessary trouble. Withal, harvests are bounteous and re cur with the infallible regularity of the solar sys tem. I saw fields of tmgar cane that had yielded rich crops for fifteen unbroken seasons, and a piece of land which has stood in corn contin uously for half a century. All over the Pacific slope of Chiriqui Is a top soil, from 6 to 20 feet thick, formed by the vol ages from the mountain sides. It is rich as any in the world, but not one-hundred-thousandtb of It has been turned to the account of man. Outside of David, the population Is less than four to the square mile. Apart from a score of cattle raisers and coffee growers, no man produces more than enough to meet his needs, whilst markets at their very doors are crying aloud for the poten tial products of the province. Panama is paying high prices for Jamaican fruit and Cuban sugar and American tobacco, whilst these and many zith er imported commodities can be grown within her borders. The pathetic mystery of It Is that tens of thou sands are s’aving In city sweatshops and facto ries, or painfully wringing a living from a reluc tant soil, when land unlimited lies waiting to richly reward any man who wdll cast a handful of seed upon It. Ten nriles out from David we came to Alanje, American "push” and "stick-to-it-ive ness" have succeeded in building and securing funds for a rapid and con sistent development of the lace manu facturing industry. Of necessity the machinery for the manufacture of lace had to be import ed from England on account of its in tricacies. and naturally the first skill ed help necessary for the proper manipulation of the machinery came from abroad, the original places of its manufacture. Nottingham and Calais But already the intelligent American help is becoming skilled and expert in (he manufacture of this compara lively new product, and it is gratify ing to note the success with which their efforts are attended.—National Magazine. # Beer Drinking Ability. There was one class ot Englishman who would never have suffered the in dignity of having his liquor poured a pueblo of only a few hundred in habitants, but u place of considera tion in this sparsely settled country. There are no hotels in the interior, nor is there need for them where ev ery door is open to the wayfarer. The first glance around the plaza of Alanje will decide the discriminating stranger to head for the comfortable looking frame house on the south side, with its inviting veranda. Should he not immediately that direc tion, the little cura, in his long black robe, is likely to come to the door and shout a welcome. The mid-day breakfast at the cural was an excellent meal, reinforced by good wine and superb coffee. The pleasures of the occasion were height ened by the entertaining remarks of my lively host. He was very young and very optimistic, quite content with his lot and properly impressed with the importance of his work It appeared to me that his life must be a lonely and monotonous one. but he did not share my view of It. He was the only man of any education in the village, but two highways and several byways converge at Alanje, and every few days he might look for a passU; visit from some intelligent trave’er His duties occupied three or four hours of the day and the rest of the time he filled in with study, for his ambition po|nted to advancement in his calling, whilst his environment had awakened an Inherent taste for natural history. We left the table to walk over to the church, with its curious detached tower. 1 asked for the records. With righteous indignation blazing in his eyes, the little cura laid before me a pile of leath er-covered manuscripts, molded, worm-eaten and torn. Not a page was Intact, hardly two consecu tive lines legible “Such neglect is crime,” said my host, fer vently. “I need hardly say that the damage was beyond arrest when these came into my hands.” I fully appreciated his feelings. Indeed. I dare say that my own regret was the keener Alanje Is older than David In fact, its history merges with the times of the Conquistadores and there is no knowing what wondrous tales may be hidden in those sadly mutilated documents. “Our church has a legend,” remarked the cura, leading me to a large alcove on the left of the chancel. Drawing aside a curtain, he revealed a life sized painting of the Christ in his final agony. It was evidently the work of an artist, but did not betray extraordinary ability. “1 don’t know when this came here, but it was certainly before the present generation," the cura explained, with a slight show of embarrass ment. “The story goes that one evening a stranger came to the village and, declining shel ter elsewhere, begged to be locked alone in the church over night. His request was granted. When the curious villagers came early in the morning to look for him he bad gone, and the pic ture, with the paint fresh and wet. hung where you see it.” I looked at the little cura questloningly. “Oh. I don’t know,” he said, with a shame faced smile and a shrug of the shudders. “At any rate, my people believe the story firmly, and It does them no harm.” On the road between Alanje and Divala we crossed several streams. A better watered coun try than this could not well be imagined. Divala is a little settlement of 50 to 60 huts and. perhaps, 300 Inhabitants, who are entirely dependent upon the ranch and insure it a con stant supply of labor. The people cultivate little patches, from which they derive almost all the foodstuffs they need. A few weeks’ work in the year at 60 cents a day will produce enough money for clothing and a moderate indu’gence in the luxuries that are to be had at the village trading store Divala is 15 miles from anywhere, but the most unlikely place to look for an American family In a bungalow that has the appearance of having been transplanted from a New Jersey suburb Mrs. Wilson has lived in this out-of-the-way cor ner of the earth for five years, and has had the companionship of her infant during the past eighteen months. There is not a woman of her own race within 40 miles This is isolation, in deed. and I suspected that she must find it irk some. though she would not admit as much. Twelve years ago Leslie Wilson came out from California and settled in the neighborhood of Di vala with half a dozen Americans and Britishers. Thus the settlement of Divala was formed and a large proportion of the ranch turned into Potrero without a penny of outlay. The disturbed condi tion of the country reduced the prices of all prop erty. and Wilson was able to buy tie nucleus of his stock at very low figures The owner of Divala has worked hard and in telligently for ten years on the improvement of his property. Today he has 5.000 acres of ss fin i land as any in Chiriqul, well stocked and fun I nisbed with all the necessary buildings. The! ranch is easily worth $50,000. Not a bad result of an enterprise started twelve years ago with S2OO capltaL down his sieeve. The agricultural la borer of the past could stand his round with the greatest of sportsmen. 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