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The Wrong Impression.
A Quaker fell asleep in meeting and
soon began to snore. For awhile the
nasal notes were soft and smooth and
did not disturb the worshippers, but
finally the sleeper let out a few extra
kinks and the effect was a trifle dis
concerting. "Friend Hezekiah," whispered an
acquaintance, digging the other in the
ribs, "I think thee had better arouse
"What did thee say? What did thee
say?" cried Hezekiah, somewhat con
fused. "What-is the matter?"
"Nothing, friend Hezekiah," was the
quiet rejoinder ot the other, "only thee
was snoring a little, and I was afraid
that outsiders might think the spirit
had moved thee to a trombone solo
instead of an expression of thy con
victions." Philadelphia Telegraph.
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No. II, 1916
ITTrTBN vrritia to astrertlaan, pleaa wef I
" .amliiw. I
a sit i Hi i
Floating rubber rafts
IT HAS rarely been my privilege to
penetrate into more primitive re
gions than the headwaters of the
Orinoco, or into a land of greater
promise than is found along the
upper reaches of the Gy Parana, bet
ter known as the Rio Machado, writes
Leo E. Miller in an interesting article
on the rubber regions of South Amer
ica, In the India Rubber World. The
Gy Parana, it might be well to state,
1b one of the largest affluents of the
Madeira. For many years its lower
course has been known to adventur
ous seekers of orchids, rubber, and
other natural products, all of which
have been yielded in abundance; but
it is only within the last few years
that the course of the upper river has
been thrown open to navigation of
any kind. Even now only an occa
sional dugout ventures beyond the
zone of pestilence and rapids Into the
land of hostile Indian tribes; but the
way has nevertheless been opened,
and within a comparatively short time
this region will be giving up its fair
quota of the natural riches that lie
hidden In the vast, untrodden wilder
ness. The Orinoco is. no doubt, better
known by name than the Machada,
and at present it must suffice to give
mnrelv a vaeue idea of the remoteness
of its hinterlands by citing .that it re
quires approximately three montns or.
travel from Cludad Bolivar. 240 miles
from the mouth of the mighty river,
to reach the rapids of Guajarlbo, far
oVinua th mouth of the Casslaualre;
beyond that point the river is wholly
At Senor Paraquete'a Barraca.
On February 28, 1913, I stopped at
the barraca of one Senor Paraquete,
far up on the Orinoco, beyond the
mouth of the Ventuari. The main
building stood on a high bank 30 feet
above the river, and was occupied by
Senor Paraquete and his assistants.
Several large rooms were used as a
venta or store and a fair stock of
provisions and merchandise was car
ried. On one side was the camp of
the full-blooded Indian employees,
Maqulritares from the regions of the
Cunacunuma, who lived in small palm
leaf huts with their families. On the
other side stood long, thatched build
ings, open all around, with scores of
hammocks strunff from the posts and
beams; these were the quarters of the
natives Venezuelans ana zamDos. in
Mm rear, and some distance away,
stood the smokehouses, completely in
closed with palm leaves except lor one
small door opening. Trails led into
the forest from a number of points,
and numerous dugouts tied to the
landing indicated that work was also
prosecuted on the other side of the
river. Often, especially in the case
of the Indians, man and wife worked
Old-fashioned methods are employed
entirely. The trees are girded with
strips of palm pitch at the base which
intercept the latex and deflect it Into
a folded leaf placed underneath. This
system is rather wasteful and inju
rious to the trees. There is no fixed
rule or custom for tapping the trees,
the men hacking Into the bark at ran
dom, but occasionally the herringbone
pattern of cut Is used. Each man has
two routes, and endeavors to have
from 300 to BOO trees on each, seldom
more, often less, according to the
abundance of the rubber trees in the
locality. He takes one trail one day,
and the other the next, thus permit
ting the trees to rest on alternate
days. If it rains, the day's catch is
spoiled, as latex mixed with water is
The milk was weighed as brought
in by each man at midday and cred
ited to his account; in the afternoon
the whole force repaired to the smoke
house to work up the day's catch. A
kind of wood called Mazarandul is
used exclusively for the smudge; it is
of a deep reddish color and grows
plentifully along the river.
Transportation Is Costly.
The cost of transportation between
the Upper Orinoco and Cludad Bolivar
is enormous. In the first place, the
distance Is very great and the river is
full of rapids, necessitating long over
land portages; all provisions have to
be brought up, and the crude product
has to be taken back down; there is
always a great loss both ways from
theft and wreckage, and as there is
no regular Bystem of navigation be
yond the mouth of the Apure, the diffi
culties encountered in securing boats
and crews are tremendous.
The headquarters of the Orinoco
rubber gatherers is San Fernando de
Atabapo, containing about 100 huts,
which is the only settlement above
the Cataract of Malpures. In Febru
ary the town was almost deserted. In
May It was full of life. Numbers of
people were arriving daily; there was
dancing and gaming, eating and drink
ing, day and night, and many a man
spent his entire season's earnings in
a few evenings. The sight was not
unlike that formerly seen In the west
ern mining camps of our own country.
Representatives of the big houses in
Cludad Bolivar, which had made ad
vances to the concessioners, were
there to see that they received all the
rubber collected by their debtors.
The governor of the department (Alto
Orinoco) made his home farther down
the river, on the Rio Catanlapo, near
the Rapids ot Atures.
On the Machado the rubber camps
are not abandoned during the rainy
season but as the floods advance stand
isolated above the muddy water,
crowded with their human inhabit
ants, chickens, pigs and dogs. Many
of the houses are built on piles, and
the water comes up until it touches
the floor. Cooking and washing are
done on the front porch and canoes
are tied to the posts In readiness for
instant flight if necessary, or to use
in gathering wood or visiting the
neighbors. Behind the huts, banana
palms bend and bow gracefully as the
current tugs at their bases, and a few
vultures are usually perched on the
Happy, Busy People.
The whole presents a scene of de
vastation, but the people seem per
fectly happy. If there is any high
country within reach, the men may
cut timber and collect copaiba oil or
hunt for various kinds of gums. The
gathering of Brazil nuts forms one of
the chief occupations, and thousands
of tons are brought down the various
rivers annually. Canoes are hollowed
out, palm leaves and poles for new
huts are brought In, and everything is
made shipshape so that there may be
no delay in beginning the rubber sea
son when the water recedes. There
are Invariably a few men in each
camp who are famed for their prow
ess with gun and harpoon, and if has
been my pleasure on several occasions
to accompany these nlmrods of the
tropical jungles on their long rambles
in search ot meat.
At Calama on the Madeira, Just op
posite the mouth' of the Machado, are
located the headquarters of one of the
best organized rubber companies I
have found anywhere during my four
years of explorations. It is the estab
lishment of ABensi & Co., who started
business 18 years ago with eight men;
today they employ 3,500 men all told,
and produce 700 tons of rubber an
nually, besides large quantities of
copaiba oil, tobacco, lumber, and other
natural products. Their concessions
cover the entire country bordering the
Machado and Commemoraclon, extend
ing inland a distance of 30 kilometers
on each side of the water. In addi
tion, the concern controls large tracts
on the Madeira. The building at
Calama are large and comfortable, and
besides living quarters include mod
ernly equipped offices, storerooms,
warehouses, carpenter and machine
shops, and cattle barns. A resident
physician is retained for the care of
the employees, who are brought down
from the camps and cared for when in
need of treatment.
One of Nature's Mysteries.
Whence came the first globule of
sap? And why? How has it pro
duced all of the marvelous forms? Of
all the curiosities and mysteries of
nature this is one from which all
things are inherent and all things in
explicable. Let's not call it protozoa
or protophyta or by any other of the
learned names but simply "sap" which
mysteriously assembles its composi
tion from the grossest ingredients of
earth and blossoms 'forth at the be
ginning of the real advent of the year
in multitudinous phenomena of beauty,
to the glory of nature.
The United States of America is
by far the greatest steel producing
country on earth. Germany comes
next, with Great Britain third. The
figures fer 1910 (the latest at hand for
the moment) show this country to be
equal in steel products to both Gen
many and the United Kingdom.
He Wis Ciutloue.
Fred TUuuiidou, ui.uc i-iurk at the
Laclede hotel, St, Louis, is asking his
friends to bellove this one:
"About 8 o'clock the other night,"
Thompson says, "a tall, rangy rurallte
entered the lobby ot the hotel and ap
proached the desk, After I had fixed
him up with a room he asked me it I
would take care of some money for
blm. I told him I would be glad to
put it In the safe. He fished down in
his trousers pocket and produced a
"'Just put that away,' he said, 'I
am going out for a little while and I
don't want to take any chances with
these city slickers,'
"I kept my face straight and as
sured him it would be safe on his
return. He started to leave and then
turned around and aBked how late we
" 'Oh, I'll be here when you get
back,' I told him.
" 'Well, I don't know,' he replied, 'I
calculate I'll be pretty late. Most 10
"I assured him I would be on deck,
but he did not seem satisfied. After
pondering a few moments he asked:
, '"Could I see Mr. Laclede?'
"That had me going for a few min
utes, but when I recovered I told him
Mr, Laclede had gone to bed."
Pierre Laclede, the founder of St,
Louis, for whom the hotel was named,
died in 1878.
Electric Door Bell Made For House
When a cat owned by the keeper of
the Platte Fougere lighthouse on the
Island of Guernsey wishes to enter
its master's dwelling it rings an elec
tric bell to summon a member of the
household to the door. This has been
made possible by the construction,
near the bottom of a door, ot a shelf
which actuates a switch when a light
weight is placed upon It. Thus, when
the cat Jumps onto this small ledge,
which is supported by a bracket, the
circuit is closed. From the March
Popular Mechanics Magazine.
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It Will Be All Right Then.
Edith I shouldn't think you'd want
to marry such a forgetful man as
Ethel But he says the reason he
forgets things Is because he's thinking
so constantly of me that he cannot re
member anything else.
Edith Oh, I see. You don't expect
to have any trouble after you're mar
ried. BoBton Transcript.
"What conclusions did you draw
from your study of the ancient Egypt
ian inscription?" asked the professor
"Why," replied the superficial stu
dent, "I decided that the old Egypt
ians had their comic artists the same
as we have." Washington Star.
Crawford The Janitor of our flat Is
going to give some kind of an enter
tainment. Crabshaw For your sake, I hope It
will be a housewarmlng. Judge.
No Such Aspersion Allowed.
"Isn't there a great deal of esprit du
corps in that organization?"
"Not a bit of it Every man Jack in
it 1b on the water wagon." Baltimore
A Bad Risk.
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Scott ' Emuhion is a food, a medi
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It is free from alcohol or harm
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Callow Young Man, Who Had Been
Trying to Raise Mustache, li ,
Told to Get It Cut.
"I'm prepared to make any sacrifice
tor you, dear," said the callow young
man as he knelt at the feet ot his
"Do you really mean that?" asked
the girl, as she thoughtfully studied
"Try me and see."
"Then I will. You have been mak
ing a desperate effort to grow a mus
tache for two years, Algernon, and the
result is er rather disappointing.
Go to a barber, dear, and sacrifice that
on the altar of love."
Won the Argument,
"Blinks seems to be in a peevish
mood this morning."
"No wonder. His little boy and the
small son of Gadsby, a next-door
neighbor, had an argument as to
whether automobile tires were filled
with air or water." (
"And to prove his contention young
Blinks bored into one of his father's
new tires with an awl."
Saving Him From Himself.
"I'm going to Btart right now," re
marked the serious woman, " to break
my husband ot the gambling habit,
He's got to promise me not to do any
gambling ot any kind for a whole
"Does he lose much money?"
"I don't mind his losing money,
What I want to save him from is the
temptation to make freak election
Asking Too Much.
"The Johnsons seem to think theit
baby the most remarkable infant in
the world," said the irascible old gen
"Well, you shouldn't blame them for
that. It's only natural."
"Maybe so, but what particularly ir
ritates me is the fact that they expect
me to neglect my business and waste
my valuable time just to study itr
Facts and Figures.
"Well, how's the poultry business?
You had it figured that you could
make every hen supply you with a
dollar's worth of eggs for fifty cents'
worth of corn."
"I did so. But I think now my hens
have got it figured that I could be in
duced to furnish corn until spring
without any eggs whatever in return,
And they have it right, at that."
"My wife," said the celebrated pur
veyor of indifferent sellers, "can't be
made to understand that a writer has
his off days."
"She thinks I ought to be able to
write freely as long as there is ink
In the fountain pen."
Belle She confesses to forty-two.
Maude That certainly requires fop
Prose and Poetry.
Lady (after the banquet) I have
really enjoyed myself Immensely in
your company and I shall often think
of this evening.
Gentleman And I shall, too, dear
lady! As a souvenir I put a menu in
my pocket. Fllegende Blaetter (Mu
nich). What He Got.
Bacon- Has your wife a cook bookl
Egbert Oh, yes.
"Did you ever get anything out ot
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Then He Left.
He was telling about all the things
he owned, his prize bulldog, bis bunga
low, his touring car.
"But you don't seem interested," h
"Yes, I am," responded the other
chap, "but I'm rather occupied today.
Tell you what. You just mail me a
statement of your assets and I'll read
it with all the admiration and awe
you could possibly desire." Washing
The girl with a
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I ( you, too, are embarrassed by
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Kesinol Sosp and Ointment heal eciema and sin&
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An old lady whn lived alone onttritJe
a small village In England was ner
vous about Zeppelins, so she mad
careful inquiries as to her best count.
"I don't think there's much to worry
about," said the vicar In answer to ber
questions. "But, If you like, you can
do as some folks are doing sleep
in the cellar."
With profuse thanks the old lady
went off to alter her domestlo arrange
ments. But in half an hour she nit
back again, anxiety once more wrink
ling her brow.
"The cellar's all right for Zeppelins,
sir," she said, "but suppose one ot
them submarines comes InsteadT"
"Danae died, didn't Bhe, when Jop
ter showered her with gold?"
"Well do you know many wives wfco
wouldn't drop dead of the shock IS
their husbands started throwing real
money at them." Baltimore Amer
"Does your wife let you carry tfce
"She compels me to carry It," re
plied Mr. Mekton. "I have to be ell
ting on the front steps waiting to open
the door for her when she gets home.
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