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IN THE BACKWOODS OF BRAZIL.
Cuvaba, the Tlirivinfl Metropolis of a Little Known Country. The seenrry of the San Iorento and Cuyaba river ) very tropical. There are many palms. There ore ootton troci which have balls of cotton on them big as orangoii. Others lmvo blossoms of a silky fiber which hongs down In great cones o( white. This uttirT It uiod by the people for making pillows. Ouynba hni about 30,000 people It in surprisingly row) elty for lti loon tlnn and very much up-to-dnle. It hni nowxpflpom, hospi tals and schools. It haii waterworks, a street car line and a mtliMlral. In Its cotlego French, .Cngllsh and Portu guese are tnnsht. Jind In It orphan nylum there are 300 boys. Tho town wn founded in 3731, btng laid out In Portuguese stylo with R very pretty jilnai anil nark. It It altuated about two mllfi from th river, and you ran ride to It on one it tho tamo town or you may go on n ntreot car drawn by miilee. Tho country sur rounding Cuyabn Is rlrii agriculturally, and I am told there Is much gold In the Mils about tho city. The' cathedral U said to stand over n gold lode, and on the edge of the town there are mines which nre still worked by the Portuguese. I lmvo met several Americana who have been mining gold In this part or llroxll, but so far none of them have struck It very rich. It does not need very sharp eyes to son that gold exists, for nftor a heavy tropical rnln the boys go out iind search for grains of gold In tho ntrent. It Is wiliI that they nre often well paid for their trouble There arc also diamond mines not far off In tbr Interior, but I ntn told that tho best diamonds have so far boon found much further north. In going to Mnttn tiros n you skirt one of the leant known iarts of South river, and comprises a btrrltory bigger tnan California and Massachusetts combined, and enough to mako three slates as big as Ohio. Tho Inhabitants of tho Chnco nre thus almost altogether Indians. Then are mid to bo moro than 100,000 of thorn. They aro among the most curious of the Indians of the world, and some tribes tro praitleally un known to our othnoleglits. Stomo of tho Chneo Indians go naked from ono are satisfied with n band tied about the Lead. Tho younger women nre very fine looking, and the young braves nro among tho noblest of tholr raeo. Uoth sexes ago early, and nftor 30 the woman look old. Among most of tho tribes polygamy li common, but I nro told that the women get nlong poneenbly and that a now and young wlfo Is welcomed Into the family. This may bo from tho fact that the women do all the work, and tho moro women tho less work. It li tho woman who plants the crop, cooks tho meals, makos tho fishing nets and weaves the blankets. FIIANK a. OAItl'HNTHR. FITE MINUTES PIPER WATER. Wonderful Peat Performed By a Girl in New South Wales. Hli-Font Srronl. Prof. Hcrkomor, tho famous artist, who Is an enthusiastic supporter of tho national festival of Wales, has had "III I I II III I " ' TT11I I III in III II mil it HI I -I ' -I UUM '"""l' 1 ""'ULsej CtVAOA'OAAXi., 9 7 1 wtm. America. This Is the vast region Imown ii n the Chant, lying west of the I'srugiisy river and south uf llollvla. The northern part of It belongs to Par aguay and tho rst to the Argentine Itepulillc The part belonging to the Argentine lies south of the Pllcomayo SOLD TUB UOOK. In rail Time When Mn" Learned Wli U Vflfa lUMuwl It. "I called at your house today, Mr. Umltli." bogan the book agent, "to ahuw your wife a very Interesting book which I am selling." "Von did, h? You Infernal scoundrel! Well. I suppose you fooled her Into baying on. and now yon exneet to V tot it. but I'm not going to do anything of the kind. It's about time this nul-ian- was Mopped. You fellows go around and mil worthless books to the women folks who don't know any belt' -, and then make us dig up for them. I'm tlied of It. You Just go ba.k to the house end tell my wife to give you ur hook, and don't ever try that game on me again." "You are mistaken. ir," mil the agent, calm ly "Your wife refused to buy the book. 8k ld It was not tit to read, and she would have it In the lioune." "She did. did she? Here, give ute a cony, quirk' How ranch Is It?" nlmatu TiUmih, K correspondent of a H 4on paper all- attention " the similarity of conditions in lUytl and ths Philip pines and tiie fail'ire of Frame and Ungland to uii.nr the HayiUim. lkith have a tropical climate, deadly to ths while rare, the great differ enra being that ths Philippine,. :re about four limes us terse as lli.. The KnglUh. ssys the correxpon I. in. In mi Invaded lUytl and left It In lfW. alter losing floo.WW.ooe In x pnM and iMW lives. The flrst Nn polson then undertook to urqetrt con trol In February, Joi, he landed ooo French veterans in llajrtt, and In the fall t that year he stat t.0M tnore. The French speedily ererran the Island, but warn In turn eon- year's end to the other, and umo nre so opposed to any covering that they will not even nllow their hnlr to grow. They pull out every hnlr on their bod ies excopt those on their heads. Their fares, arms, bosoms, logs anil, In fact, nil parls of tholr bodlos, nro kept as hairless ns thoy wore when thoy were born. I have hoard It often stated that tho pooplo of n certain tribe nro natur ally hnlrloss. It Is said they nre born so, nnil tho hairs never grow, except on their bonds This has been often re pented, but until I sco an Indian grown to onler to test tho matter I shnll con tinue to doubt, whether tho roports are correct. 8omn of theso Indians nro flno look ing. Tnkn tho Tobns, for Instance. 1 hnvo scon many of thorn during my travels on the Psr nguay river. They nre ns flno looking as any of the In dians of North Am erica. Thoy nre is straight ns our Ii no trees and ns proud In their bearing as ary In dian ihlnf of the west. Thoy have high cheek bones, copper - colored skins and straight, black hnlr. The Tobas com monly wear n clothes oxeepf whon they eoina Is. to tho present of whttQ peoplo or cross over to I'ar At such times life whlto sheets d'Mied the largest sword on record In Uroat Hrltnln made to be tired as the sword of ceremony at tho Welsh Natlonnl Klsteddfod by the Oorsedd bard. It Ik six feet two Inches long, and the hnnd-gunrds consist of bands of bright steel, wrought with gold lines. On tho hnndlo is fixed n six-Inch crystal, into which has beon drilled tliroo linos of "Codrsn llelrdd" on bars of light, used by the (lorsodd to repre sent tho word "Ood." A golden drag on holds tho crystal. The wooden scabbard Is bound with copper bands containing Welsh mottoes. During tho oponliu; and closing ceremonies of the (lorsodd meetings, nud the crowning of tho poot nud chairing of tho bard, tho sword Is held horizontally, while tho memhors of the (lorsodd touch Its scabbard, and tho Arahdruld domniids, "A dos ileddwoh?" (Is there, pence?), tho nnswor being "lloddwch" (Poaoo)i hut nt other limes the sward Is held upright. At tho chairing ceremony tho scene Is very picturesque. The Druids In (lowing white robsi and black taffeta caps bear the three Kit-rod signs of the Zodiac; and nroutil In Mnrtllng green and blue nre grouped n ftfoat band of ovates and hards. nguny to trade women wosr about their bodies, At homo thoy hnvo nothing rxcopt a blanket about the waist, tl'st Is, when they aro In full dross. The men quered by the ellmnto. In 1S98 Na poleon abandoned the Islvad. nfter having lost threo-fourthsof his troops. The strongust nuvnl power In ths world nud tho strongost military now or In tho world were thus successively beaten- not so much by the llaytlnns ns by the climate. UIiIiki Tarle, The finest shops In n Chinese city are tho.. devotrd to Ji sale of coT fins, livery Chlnamln likes to pro vide for a swell time at his funeral. Him lliu it lloltliy, A woman who has a perfoct horr r of handling dirty money asserts that "he not only has all her silver wasbrd but her bills ns well. They are put In a basin of lukewarm soupeudt, rubbsd gently and dried by pressing with n warm Iron. In this way she Is always supplied with bright slim and crisp new bllU that she oan carry In her pocket with no dnngor of ood trading disease In their handling. An Old ..lnR Hnr.ircrd. Dombey How did you get that scar on your forehead, Jonos? Jones Ob, my wife and I had nn argument, and she obeyed that mean old adage, gtrlko while the Iron Is hot. Iteiftr.t of Merit. Aged Hookkeepsr (striking for high er salary)-1 have grown old In your service, sir. Itmpluyer So yon lmvo so you have. I must get n youngei man In your place. Ouiitmr, "Yea, I see him. What Is there j peculiar about htm?" "He Is the eou trarlest man allvs. He has started t 'We'll Worry All We Want To' clu-j." lloston Journal. BY RAIL TO THE KLONDYKE. In a recent exhibition hold In Syd ney, New South Wales. Klsta Wallen 4a, tho professional trlok swimmer, remained under water 4 minutes t5'4 seconds, crentlng a now and marvel ous world's reeord. This wonderful feat was done nttcr n long series of tricks which made up her usual night ly performance. Sho was groatly exhausted when she came to tho surface, but quickly re covered. Miss Wutlenda had long been ambitious to annex thu reeord for holding tho breath under wntor. In one of her provlous attempts at tho Alhambra, London, sho startled tho aquatic world by remaining undor wa ter Id a glass tank 4 minutes 9 2-5 seconds. This was considered n mar velous porformanco for a woman. In fact, tho cynical seldom credit tho fair sox with being able to hold their breath nt all. This was simply n new record for wome.i exports nnd man was still supreme. Miss Wntlenda was satisfied that sho had not reached hor limit nnd announced her willingness to ntlempi td better tho remnrkablo reeord hold by James Kinney of 4 minutes 20 Vi seconds, accomplished by him at Can terbury In 18S0. It sho succeeded n this sho would then ossay tho world's reeord. 4 min utes 251,4 seconds, established by Ileaiimont, tho Kngllsh professional, In 1893. In order that thcro might bo no mistake, three prominent sporting men H. H. arimn, otllolnl tlmo kcop or of tho Northern Countlos union; J. Campbell Mulr of the bath houso, nnd W. Henry, tho honorable secretary of tho Llfo Saving society woro selected as tlmoliof r.rrs. Miss Wallendn ap peared somt:hat tlrod from hor previ ous efforts beforo sho made tho trial and fow of tho big crowd present thought that tho exhibition would bo successful. With sparkling cyos and Ion, Is enough to startle the sports and athletes of tho sterner sex nnd mako them wonder why woman's nth lotto prowoM was over hold lightly. DEBT SWITCHING SYSTEM. New Method Vied at Una or lloitoa's Hallway Station, What Is described as tho largest nnd most completo switch and signal plant ever constructed Is being Installed nt tho new South passenger station nt lloston. Twonty-elght tracks In tho terminal nro to bo controlled from this station. Undor tho old system of lovers connecting, through movable rods, with tho switches and signals, this station would requlro a building fully 130 feet long, and 3C0 levors, with nine men to work them, thus grcntly Increasing tbo possibility of orror. The system adopted, however, Is one In which comprosscd nlr plays an Import ant part, and with Its uso only threo men will he requlrod to direct tho 5,003 or 0,000 train movements dnlly, which will be the rule whon the yard Is in full oporntlon. It Is lloston's prldo thnt no other station In tho world presents lt Its trnck system such fa cilities for moving, simultaneously or otherwise, rc largo n number of trains, 44 9P Laugh Out, Oh, Murmuring Spring. It b the time to taugh, the year's fresh prime Sensible people now do the same that Nature does aim to be purl fled, and for the same reasons They use that marvelous blood purifier. Hood' sSarsaparllla, that never disappoints, Its work and worth nro known world wldo as n household medicine. ' Catarrh-" I'lissreesble cstsrrhst drop-plii-i in my throat msds me nervous nJ dliiy. My liver wss torpid, Hood's 8sr sspsrllls corrected both troubles, Ifr health Is very rood," Mai, Ki.viru J, Bwii.it. 'J02 Main St., Auburn, Mslne. Eruptlonn - " I spent humlrods Of dot Inn t euro eruption on mr rlsht ler with- I out Hirmsnttit good." Hli bolttsi of Hood's I Rsr-apsrllla completely cured me. I stn ! very cmlffiil." Hssma II a mutt, ttfl I Ninth Ave, New York City. ABthma-"! was troubled with asthma for iiiuiiv vrnrn, being womo iprlns and fall. No nu-dli'liis nvAlll until I took Hood's Bsriipsrllls whirh completely cured me. Many oilier heard of my cure and they use noon . i , i jiuopri, Kina, unio. SHORT CHIMNEY STACKS. Tlio Hnyi of lti Tall One Are Mum lird, It I Haiti, Tho days of tho tall, smoko-belohltur faotory chimneys are numbered, ac cording to a writer In tho Iron Trade llevlow. In s toad there nro to ho short stnoka and blowers. For Illus tration, tho oxperlenco of a Uostoa manufacturing firm is related. Changes In tho arrangement of ths works necessitated tho removal of tho boiler plant, but it was out of the quostlon to tako tho chlmnoy along. r i "Mil ' ii i iktUdMuUlAbr I11'i nilieori liter llli i th Bn-lrrlUiln nS, ca.7 cITjuitfS in TV wlffi lfB4't fl.ruf-tnl. I'rny More, Uhl !.. Tho Into It. K Dabnoy, D. D., wm well known In this country nnd nbraad, I'pwnrd of twenty yearn ago hit youngest son, I.owls, was n shnrp-wlt led lad who promlncd to become a re spected "chip of the old block." Tho lad was whipped ono day for nn art of disobedience, nnd then had to tindcrpo the moro trying ordeal of slt tlnr quietly cn tho sofa. Ho bocanio deeply nbsorbnd In thought nnd pres ently asked: "Mn, why did you whip mo?" "So ns to mako you a bettor boy," was tho response. I owls again becamo lost In thought ful reflection. Present ho blurted out: "Mny, do you bollovo lu prayer?" "Yon. roy sou." "It (nt wcro to nslt Ood to innke ma n better boy, do you think Ho would grant your prayer?" "I think Ho would, son." Well, then, mn, I wish you would pray n lfttlo iiujro and whip a llttlo toss. The Triple Kerew, Tho triple-screw system, Orst adopt ed In tho United States navy In thu cruiser Columbia, has given such satis factory rcuults that Comtiodoro Mell villi, chief of tho bureau of naval en gineering, has concluded to use It In the thrco battleships of tho Mnlno class, Tho advantages of tho trlplo screws nro certainly well proven, or acrmony, Franco nnd Hussla would not hnvo adopted tho system In tholr now battlushlps. Englnnd han not yet built any vescls wlh trlplo screws, but It Is bolluvcd sho will soon follow the example of tho United States navy. A punctured tire tends to oxelto ono'a Ira. THK POMCK POST AT WHITB HOI18K AND TItAMWAY AHOUND MILKS CANON AND WHITB HOKSK IIAPIIW, (This Illustration, taken from a phot (graph, shows the landing j laet of thi Yukon steamboats, with the steamer Flora starting for Dawson City.) a smiling fuee sho waved tho crowd adieu and sank beneath the surface. Fifty watches cllekod and tho spec tators began to bet on the result. The crowd gave n hearty oheor, unheard by tho girl, when sho reached hor former record of 4 minutes 9 3-6 sec onds. The second hands now ap peared to travel painfully slow. ISvory second seemed n mlnuto to tho anx ious slllelals as tho long hand crept up to Flnnoy's figures. It was pntwed nnd another shout went up from thu spec tators. fllx more seconds slipped by and Ilmumont's wonderful performance had fallen by the wayside. Still she did not come up, and many o' the spectators shuddered as they thought of the fate of other and stronger pro fessionals who suffered death from the fonrful strain put on the organs In similar trials. The oftlelnls culled up tho seconds in a low, monotonous voice, and the suspense of the crowd became pslufully evident. IGxactly ten sweonds after Heaumont's reeord had been equaled Miss Wallsnda earns to the surface and received an ova tion, flhe was Immediately taken to the drsinlug-rooin and carefully exam Intd. While almost completely ex hausted, her heart and lungs were In such perfect conditio m that she rap idly recovered and was Inform! of her suciask. To hold the breath under water for any unusual length of time Is consid ered one of the most dlfllcuU and dangerous tricks In aquatic sports. Only those poeesln the stoutest of hearts and lungs enpnbte of remarka ble expansion could attain any degree of success. When this la considered, tile remarkable physique possessed by Hlilo Wallenda can better be under stood. Wallsnda has announced her Inten tion of sailing for America, where she will give n series of exhibitions. The only woman who has ever np pronobed her performance Is Miss An Ino Johnson, who lu 18S0 at Iilaekpeol remained Immersed 3 minutes 18V1 seconds. ! The news of Miss Wnllenda's per formance, coming so soon on the heels ot tho story ot Annie Oakley defeat ing many of the orack shots of Atner- In Its stoad a fan blower was Installed on top ot the boilers, nnd provided with a special cnglno to drlvo It nt just tho spcod requlrod. It Is au tomatically regulated so that less than ono pound drop In stonm prossuro greatly Increases the draft, starts up the fire, nnd brings tho prossuro bnck to whoro It bslongs. Tho fan works by suction, draws tho gases from tho holler lluo nnd forcos them out through n sliort slack uxtondlng only 31 feot nbovo tho bollor-room floor. Tho draught whtoh mny be produced U two or thrco tlmos stronger than thnt of tho chlmnoy which has been dis carded, nnd Is just as strong in nil kinds of wenther. while tho cost, It Is said, of the ontlro mechanlonl draught equipment. Including tho stsek, has been less than one-halt ot thnt of n new chlmnoy. Ilecnuse of the stronger draught much cheaper fuel Is burned, the saving being about 11.000 n year. It is possible with me chanlonl draught to use smaller boll ere and stilt produce the required amount of steam. Utail Street. Ilraken glass, which has hitherto bet Mttd to make ornamental tiles, ts now luting converts! Into blocks for paving the roads. Pnetoriea have been Mtnbllfbet! In Prance and Switzerland for the production of these gyxss bricks, and some streets in (loneva have ben paved with them. The glass la subjected to heat until It Is oft, then pressed into bricks; it losts Its traHspa-eucy, but gains lu resisting- power. It affords a good footing fur horses. Oh, the Pain of Rheumatism! liheuinatlsm of ton causes tho moit In tenw) suffering. Many hnvo for yoars vainly sought relief from this disabling dlseoso, and nro to-day worse off than ovor. Rhoumatlem Is a blood Ultes-o, ami Swift's flpoolllo Is thoonly ouro.bo cauio it Is tho only remedy which can rooch such doop-seatcd diseases, J. few yesrs sso I wsi taken with inflstnms tory Ilbeumstlim, which Ueame io lateoia ttvtt I ti tar weeks anstle to walk. 1 tried severs! prominent physi cians snd took their trest ment faithfully, bat was unable to get the slight it relief, tnfeol, mycon. dttlon teemed to grow worse, the dltesioepread overmyeutlre body.enj from November to March 4jME5if&V 1 mfTorfrt egony. t tried WTmrnmJ P many patent uinlklnei, KffiTKlfJi I V"t none relleted roe. 'irltfff? t'ponUie advice of a AlJiJ? f friend 1 decided tn tr I, fl. S. Before allowing me to lake it, how ever, my gusrdltn, who wse a ohemlit. ans (eied Ilia temedy, end pronounerd it free ot pouih or mercury, I fell so much Letier after iaklng two tottlee, that t continued the rem Mr.indln twomonthl t waeeiiredeoropltly, ri.o our wsi peimtneot. for I hare never slnls lud a touoh ft Itueu malum tlinueli many limes exposed to damp end e lrl wesiber. KLiANon M. Tirmt, lilt Powelton Avenue, Philadelphia. Don't suffor longer with llheumatlim. Throw asldo your oils ami liniments, aa they can not reach your trouble. Don't experiment with doctors their poUih end mercury will add to your tllsoblt Ity nnd complotoly destroy your dlgos tlon. S.S.S.rfhsBlood will cure perfectly and permanently. It Is guaranteed purely vegetable, and tontoini no potash, mercury, or other mineral. Books maiUd free by Swift spoclllo Co., Atlanta, Qa. mi far to Stemory. A derma n scientist olalma that tho memory Is stronger In summer than In winter. He says that nmou the worst foe of the memory nro too much food, toe mueh physical oxorclso and too much odueallon. VSR BBN mn iivm nirrrTT m jr, J. r SLICKER WILL KEEP YOU DRYe ).n'tt-..i-4w'ih .'".liitiloih Jhy ymml orrubrer.cai If u aiareei jlKf tail i'i k.p you lr v t rlC etl tirm tuy the I..htlin4 !L'Zf 1 S'l'ktr If nvtfor e.i n your -Ajui apjM u,wn wriu M .tun rae I . JSK" New Paper Plber, 1 On account ot the searalty ot raw material for the paper mlllii ot Hoi 1 land they now use the stalks ot the po tato plant, which can be bought ot th farmers (or SO cents per ton,