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THE ILLUSTRATED DEE.
Spptember 27, 1905.
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REV. CHARLES COrrENB. S. J.. OP THE FACULTY OP CREIGHTON UNI
VERS1TY, WHO CELEBRATED HIS GOLDEN JUBILEE IN THE
PRIESTHOOD LAST MONDAY.
Recalls Chicago's Infancy
iN RESPONSE to an Invitation of
Chlejgo's ccn'.enuial Jubilee com
mittee Mr. W. W.GJrdon, yr. nd
datightcr of John Kinxlc, the llrst
settler In Chlcug, arrived .u thu
city lat Kr.day.
Mm, Gordon was Eleanor Kinsie, daugh
ter of John 11. Klnxle, and la the wife of
General Willi in V. Oordcn of Havana .h,
Ga., who tuw service In the war of the
rebellion and the Spanlsh-Ameilcau war.
General Gulde n accompanies hla wtf o.i
her trip norta.
Although Mrs. Oordou comes of a family
so closely MontifleJ with Cnieago's tail
history, most of her life nun been panned lit
the east and aouth. While a Jciioolgirl at
Miss Ely's iicudemy In Ntw Haven, Conn ,
ahe met "Wll le" Gordon of Savannah, t'aen
a udent at Yale col ego. There the curt
ahlp began, to be continued later In Chicago,
where MI'S El anor lvinzi wa-t a bel.e.
The widllng took pi ire In Chicago, and
the newly married couplo went to Savan.iuh
to live. Mr. Gordon was engaged In in;
cotton export trade, which he ncersanly
gave up when the civ I war broke out. He
entered the confederate service and rose to
the rank of brig idler general. During the
Spanish-American war President McKinley
Kave him the name rank in th Unit d
States volunteers, and he was one of the
Last "Terra Incognita"
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Ms friends, "la nothing when compared
With that wldeh remains undiscovered In
those regions. They are un inexhaustible
mine for the botanist, the soolotfist and
The great republic of Brazil, with Its area
of nearly 3,3o.0u0 of square miles almost
aa big aa that of the United States is
largely unexplored. Its very boundary line
la In dispute with most of the ten conter
minous republics and colonies.
The vaul valley of the Amaxon and ltd
affluents, us well as those of many other
great Brazilian rivers, are practically un
known. In the Royal Geographical so
ciety's rooms In London thoro is a scries
Of outline maps showing the unexplored
and explored parts of the world. The for
mer are black and Hie latter white. These
mapa represent the rentral part of South
America aa the least known section of any
continent. A big black blotch Indicates the
mason river baalu. Narrow, white linea
commissioners who lecelved the nurrender
of the Island of Porto Rico. . ,
Mrs. Gordon hus bten a lender In south
ern society and has taken a promt ent part
in the ar.'ulrs of thj Daughters cl the Amer
ican R . volution. . fch gave convincing evi
dence of her iwitiict sm in the Spanish war,
aa the Soldiers of the One Hundred and
Filly-seventh Indiana legiment can test fy.
When a sick train of tali regiment passed
through Savannah on its way no.'.h the
granddaughter of John Kindle chuiKed to
enter one of the cars.
Struck by the lack of doctors, medicines
und com lor Li, she immediately appl..led
herself nurse to the he picas invalids and
accompanied them on tlielr Journey. Ico,
fresh food and other necessities were Si
cured through Mis. Url-n's eff.rt., and
the body of one fr.e: di ss lad whw died on
the train was sent to her own home for
burial. Later In the war she extemporized
a hospital on her husband's farm, w.iere
eighty-nix sick soldiers were nursed back
Mrs. Gordon's last visit to Chicago waa
made during the World s fair, whon ha
tame as a gueet of the exposition. She has
many relatives there.
Mrs. Gordon rc'ulns clear recoil ctlons of
early Chicago events.
run through It here and there, showing
where explorers huvo Journeyed up the
rivers. They have not been able to pene
trate overland to any considerable dis
tance and discover the mysteries of over
l.OOu.Ouo square miles of Jungle and moun
tain. Who can tell what secrets the untrodden
forests hold? There Is room In them for
half a doxen Inca empires. There may
be new beasts, like the okapl recently dis
covered by Sir Harry Johnstone In Central
Africa, and the great sloth found by Mr.
He.xketh Prlehard In Tlerra del Fuego the
other day. Certainly there Is boundless
wealth In minerals and forest products
when once the country Is opened up and
This Is proved by the experiences of one
of the best and bravest of all South Amer
ican explorers the Colombian general, Don
Rafael Reyes. Spe.iklng to an assembly
of South American geographers In the City
of Mexico recently, he aald:
"In the extended forejsts In which can
ntbal aavasea were wandering when ray
brothers and I made our explorations, only
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HON. CinjRCH HOWE IN ITTS OFFICE AT SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND HH
HAS RECENTLY BEEN CHANGED TO BE CONSUL. GENERAL AT ANTWERP.
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Kendall Young-. Tane Youns.
FOUNDERS OF THE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY AT WEBSTER CITY. Ia.
a few ytats ago, there e.'.Lt tody an im
portant commerce of tome; Una of millions
of dollar's und towns of thousands of in
habitants hive been tstabll hot."
Reyes has never been a spectacular ex
plorer. Ho has worked for the good of
hLs country and Bclence, not for fame. HU
explorations extended over a long period
of years and were made in conjunc'.ljn
with his brothers, Don Nestor and Don
Henry Reyes. They covered the Immense
territories which are watered by t he Ama
son and the Parana and their tributaries.
The thr'JC brothers succeeded in their
main enterprise to discover a waterway
navigable for steam, rs from Co ombia to
the Amazon and th y ul. o found many un
known tribes of Indians. But they paid
"dearly for their heroism. Don Henry died
of maligr.ant fever whll? exploring the
Yabarl rlvtr. Don Nestor, lost in the for
est of Putuniayo, was captured and de
voured by cannibals. Don Rafael ep.nt his
fortune Biid ruined his h.-alth. lw ex
plorers have suffered more than he; few
have given a liner example of long-sustained
courage 'and devotion to his task;
yet he is unknown rave to a small circ'.e of
South Am rican geographers, who hold hira
in tho highest honor.
Don Rafael met President Roo evclt In
Washington recently and the latter raid
to him, speaking of Central South America:
"That region is a new world, destined for
the progress and the we! faro of hu nanlty."
There is much to be done before the
country is even properly explored, to say
nothing of its being commercially devel
oped. The proposed inter-continental rail
way, which is to unite all the existing sys
tems on the American ccntluent, wlil dou t
less have a powerful civilizing t.'nd.ncy.
Already the surveyors for that r ad are
throwing light on many dark cnnrs of
South America and when their work is
finished and every branch of the lino is In
working order the unexplored section of
the country will be much circam cr.bed.
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Reviving River Boating
If the brethren keep pushing and faint
not. the Mississippi river tralhc of the old
days is bound to be restored. It is now
gaining every day. Tho entry of St.
I'aul, the largest steamer ever run on the
upper Mississippi, Into service last week
la followed this week by St. Louis, the
Hist steamboat to carry passengers through
from St. Louis to New Orleans In yeirs.
When these experimental voyages prove
sueesstul not many months will pass be
fore new and larger boats will be built and
tilted up to carry a class of travelers who
MAJOR JERAULD A. OLMSTEAD.
U. S A. (RETIRED), WHO WILL
INSTRUCT THE IOWA NATIONAL
demand luxurious accommodations. These
boats must, however, guarantee sircty.
One burning or sinking of a river boat is
a disaster that will overcome all tiie good
missionary work of a year. Theie are too
many rickety old boats on the river. They
will have to be superseded by new and safe
vesels which will make passenger traffic as
secure as It Is on the lakes, and there is
too much changing of names of boats with
bad repututions. St. Louis Globe-Demo-cra
The Causes of Death
J. K. Gore presented tables to tin re
cent congress of actuaries showing that
since 1871 deaths from heart disease have
lncreasfd from 7.96 per 10.100 In the citiea
of America to 12.73, apoplexy has risen
from 3.41 per 10,000 to 6.82; liver troubles
have decreased from 314 per 10.OI to 2 61;
paralysis has slightly decreased, while can
cer has increased from 3 44 per 10,000 to
5.56. Suicides have Increased from .91 per
1,000 deaths to 1.70 in 1900. Deaths from
bronchitis are about stationary, as com
pared with 1871; typhoid fever has been
reduced from 4.50 per 10.000 to 2 80. and
phthisis from 32.49 to 19.1ti. Deaths from
pneumonia have shown tne heaviest Increase-?.!..,
as compared with 14.W thLty
years ago. Public Opinion.
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