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Doing in the World
t I oh nlendar.
U"NPAY Vesper scrvl.es. Ym:ni; Wo
men s Christian association, tietmiwi
American Wimi'n n Keltcf association,
Oerman Music llonif "IHif SMnday"
In churrhfs. Mrs Antoinette Funk. suf
frage talk, McCah Methodist churc.t.
Fortieth and Farnam streets.
ri'KfDAY-r. S. Orant Women'! Itclief
Corps, ploiii.- at Mlll-r Turk. North
Hide Mothers' club, Mr. K. 1.. Hair,
hostess, Clio Study club. Miss Pauline
Rosenberg, hostf ss. Prairie Park
Needloeraft club. Sermo club at Carter
Lake club. Mrs. G. T. l.indlcy, hostess.
Minn t'harlotte White, lecture, pumice
Presbyterian church. Praltie Park
SVEINK.S1AY- Tar dev. Vi. t '"ise
association, inung W omen s christian
association, board tneetinp ulfrnge,
day. Lincoln state fair, .'ranees Wil
lard Women's Christian '1 eini-ci imce
union. Mrs. A. N. Katon. hostess.
Omaha Women's Christian Temperance
union. Younf Women's Christian sso
rlatlon assembly room, (iceman-American
Women's Relief association, tier
man Home. Mrs. J. W. Crumpiickcr.
South Omaha I.lve Mock fxchiinK'', at
noon. .Miss Mar.tory Hortnan arrives In
Omaha. Opening of Net;ro Women's
christian association home.
THt 'Rf DAT Miss Marloiy Poi-man.
Young Women's Christian association
at noon. McKtnley auxiliary to H'nal
R'rlth lodce. Metropolitan hall. Wyche
Rtorv Tellers' league, public library.
West Plde Women's Christian Temper
ance tinlon. Rmma Hoacland Flower
mission. Pinner for Old People's Home,
familv at North Presbyterian church.
Omaha Suffrage association. Mis.
Thomas Brown, hostess. M. O. Cun
ningham, suffrage talk at Jlanscom
Park Improvement club. Benson W o
man's club, Mrs. Charles Ilaffke,
FRIDAY Central Mothers' league. Cen
tral Park school. Antl-suffraEo day.
T.lncoln state fair. Henson Municipal
leaaue. West Omaha Mothers' club.
Daughters of 1S12, Mrs. Morton WaiiKh.
hostess Omaha fuffrag association.
Mrs John Mattern. hostess.
SATl'RDs Y Miss Mar.lory Porman.
antl-suffrace lecture, council chamber,
citv hall. 8 p. m.
,1'FFRAGW and anti-suffrage
forces will be centered at Lin
coln this week, where the
state fair Is In progress. The
management ha designated
Wednesday as Suffrage, and
Friday as Anti-Suffrage duy. Tho suf
fraglste have arranged a parade for
Wednesday, and many rrizes huve been
offered for the best decorated cars, the
prettiest suffragists, the largest suffrage
families, and the best equipped young
women on horseback, etc. ,
Many well-known suffrage speakers
will be In Lincoln and will speak both
Indoors and at street meetings. Among
them are Rheta Chllde Dorr, an Omaha
viman, who took part in the suffrage
movement In England and is well-known
ns a writer; Miss Harriet Vlttum, Chi
cago; Miss Jane Thompson, field secre
tary of tho national nuffrago organiza
tion; und Mrs. Antoinette Funk, Chicago,
known as one of the "Big Four." who
lobbied the Illinois suffrage bill through
Antofagasta and Its
Cop righted 1914, by Frank G. Carpenter.)
p-NTOFVGASTA, Chile. I have
A just had a, mighty slide from
the roof of the world to the
( level of the sea. I have come
jjftJMJJ from the top of the Andes, In
?ycl noiiva, to the Paclflo ocean,
in Chile, and am now writing In Antofa
gasta, the chief port of one of the most'
desert parts of the world. This town lies
half way down the great South American
desert. It Is 2,400 miles from Panama,
and two days and more from Valparaiso,
the New York of Chile. It belongs to
Chile, and It forms Its chief gateway to
Bolivia and the mighty treasure vaults
of the Andes.. It la also the gateway to
the nitrate fields and to other wonders
of this arid part of the world. Through
It flows most of the borax used by man
kind, and out of It come vast quantities
of copper and tin.
Within a few miles of Antofagasta Is
Chuquicamata, where the Guggenheim
syndicate has some of the largest de
posits of low-grade copper on earth.
They can be worked at a profit and will
soon be supplying the greater part of the
copper from the South American conti
nent. Further north, at Uyanl, are tin
mines, and down the same road comes
the tin of Potosl and Oruro. Indeed, a
river of minerals is already flowing
through the port and the outlook is that
the stream will Increase with the devel
opment of the enormous deposits of the
Interior. Antofagasta la also the begin
ning of the new Transandine road that
Is to cross the continent by way of
Vyunl, Tupixa and the Argentine system.
Only about a hundred miles of this rail
road remains to be built, and when it la
completed travelers can go forth from
here to Buenos Ayres In three or four
Hope of the Fntere.
The Antofagasta of the present shows
the hope of the future. It grows like the
thistles on the mountain farms of Vir
ginia, and today looks more like an
American town of our arid southwest
than anything I have yet seen In South
America. The houses are mostly of
wood, roofed with galvanized iron. The
streets are wide and many of them un
paved. The population reminds one of
our frontier. The characteristic sights
of the Andes have disappeared. There are
no blanketed Indiana and no llamas.
Wagons, carts and cabs have taken their
places. The town Is cosmopolitan. You
hear every language spoken as you move
through the streets, and are Jostled by
British and Germans, Austrlans and
French. There Is also a large propor
tion of .Chileans. The people are whites,
and the red and mixed races seem to be
confined to the Andes.
The harbor of Antofagasta Is poor,
but. It is filled with shipping and the
wharves are piled high with goods. There
are stacks of Oregon pine, plies of hags
of American flour and cords of steel rails
and structural steel brought in by our
steel trust. The place la the busiest of
all the ports between Valparaiso and
Panama, and now that the canal Is com
pleted it will send north the nitrate,
borax, copper, tin and other minerals
now pouring Into It from the regions be
bind. I came to Antofagasta from La Pax.
Hy route waa the one that I took fifteen
t ears ago, when I rode three days across
the plateau on the top of the wagon that
tarried the Bolivian malls. This was
from La Pas to Oruro, a railway atatlon
bout 0u miles from where I now am.
fi' pelted the mules' ears with stones
Mid kept them on the gallop from day
jght to dark. It was cold and we al
locs t froze at the rude Inns of the high
lands. From Oruro to the tea I came on
My journey this year was all the way
the legislature. Miss Ida Craft. who ac-
companlcd "tlener..!'' Rosalia .lonrs on j
seeral of her excursion, is also rxpeoted !
In Nebraska next ,ek. !
Mrs. J. W. Cnimpiti lver and Mrs Gerrlt
:oit went to Lincoln last week to com
plete, arr.tnire nents for Antl-Siiffmge day.
A booth. will he mamMiied in the Mercan
tile building for the distribution i f litera
ture. Miss Mar.lory Porman, secretary
Mf toe Antl-Suffraee Wage Karnere'
league of New York City, and Mrs. Cniin
packer will be te speakers
Miss I'nrman will arrive In Omsa
Wednesday. She will speak at the Young
Wonii no Christian association at 1J:3
p. in. Thursday, and will also speak In
the- council "hnmber of the rMv hall,
Saturday evening at S o'clock. Mrs.
'rutn acker speaks at the Live Stork
Fxchancc building !n South Omaha
Miss .Margaret Haley, business manager
of the Chicago Teaoiiers' federation, Is
expected In the city Labor day t i speak
Contributions to the Red Cross Relief
fund, to the amount of ll.KJO lime been
rei elved at the bend. mat ters of the Ne
braska association opposed to woman
suffrage, which Is In charge of the work.
The tinman-American Women's Relief
association will hold two "coffees" this
week to raise money for the widows and
orphans In (rermany. The first one will
be Sundny afternoon at the German Music
home. Seventeenth and Cass streets, when
MrR. Robert Strthlow will be the hostess,
and the second will be Wednesday after
noon at the Herman home on south
"The (Ho Study club wlU meet Tuesday
evening at the home of Miss Pauline
Rosenborg1, when the program fcr study
for the coming year will be outlined.
Miss Hannah Logasa. formerly of the
Omaha public library and organiser of
the club, who leaves soon to take up her
duties in the t'nlverslty of Chicago library,
will be the guest of honor at tht. meeting.
The first meeting of the North Side
Mothers' club for the new club year, will
be held Tuesday at tho houe of Mrs. K.
1a llarr. 2428 Camden avenue. The pro
gram will be on "Roys." and roll call will
be responded to with quotations on
"Boys." Rev. J. A. Maxwell of Cavalry
Baptist church will give a talk on that
subject, and Mrs. Ilarr will read a paper
on "Methods of Establishing Right
Ideals." Mrs. Fred Crane will giv a
reading "Boys that are Wanted;" Mis.
W. P. Wherry, "A Manly Boy;" Mrs. K.
W. Powell, "Be A Gentleman;" Mrs. C.
H. Ballard, "I'ean Stunley's Advice;"
and Mrs. G. K. Begcrow, "Be Content "
Musical numbers will be given also.
The Central Fark Mothers' league will
meet Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at
the Central Park school. Flection of of
ficers will be held und plans for next
year's work discussed. Mrs. P. M. Prltch
ard will huve charge of the story telling
The Omaha Women's Christian Tem-
In a comfortable car, and the trip to An
tofagasta took only two days. Our train
had Bolivian millionaires, English, Aus
trian and American commercial travel
ers, miners of a half dozen different na
tionalities, and a number of tourist. 'We
stopped for six hours at Oruro and there
got sleeping compartments for the rest
of the Journey. We had dining cara on
the trains and we traveled in compara
At the aame time the fares were much
cheaper. Our sleeping berths cost us 3 a
night, and the first-class passenger fare
was about $24 with a charge for our bag
gage of about 2 cents per pound. I have
a number of trunks and my extra bag
gage, cost half as much as the fare. The
price for meals on the diner was 11.50
gold, with an extra charge for mineral
water, which was about twice what the
aame water would cost In the United
A Seml-Desert Country,
The first part of this trip was over the
high plateau of Bolivia. Thia la a semi
desert country about 600 miles long and
of varying width. Its only vegetation la
half-starved grass and dry bushes, but It
feeds thousands of sheep, alpacas and
llamas, and we had animal life In sight
almost all of the way down to Oruro.
Now and then we passed a village of In
dians and always there were the scat
tered huts of the Aymaras spotting the
plain. The latter were round In shape
and many of them had roofs made of
mud bricks, symmetrically Joined. A
single family often had several of these
round huts and In addition corrals for
At one of the stations where we stopped
to get our dining car we saw a great
drove of llamas. They had brought fuel
to the railway for ahlpment to La Pas
and were about to start back with mer
chandise for their return trip to a town
In the hills. The fuel was what I might
call Bolivian cord wood. It consisted of
the limbs of stunted evergreens, each as
big around as your finger. They had
been grubbed from the mountains and
packed up In bundles about three feet
square and two feet In thickness.
Further down the road we saw great
piles of peat-moss, another fuel that
grows In the Andes. The moss is of a
woody resinous nature, and when lighted
gives out a great heat. It grows on the
top of the ground In disks ranging In size
from the diameter of a tin wash basin to
that of a tube.
All along the railroad we could see
also the piles of English or Australian
coal used by the engines. This Is In the
shape of briquettes, laid up in regular
order. At I'yunl, where the new road for
the Argentine la to Join the La Paz
Antofagasta line, I saw thousands of these
bricks. They were corded up, as It were,
and around the edges of the pile I noticed
that a white band had been painted. I
asked the reason, and was told that It
was to prevent the Indians from stealing
the coal. Such fuel In the high Andes Is
worth $Tj0 a ton.
Plates Smooth Floor.
Our ride over the Bolivian plateau was
through a country as smooth ss a floor.
The Plateau Is covered with stones. It is
supposed to have been at one time a vast
inland sea. and aea shells are often found
upon It. Prof. Agassis said that the water
level of the ancient Andean sea was 300
or 4rn feet higher than the present level
of the plateau. If so. It has all disap
peared, as today the orly large bodies of
water found there are In the lakes T1M
caea and Poopo. The latter Is a brark
tsh lake Joined to Lake Tltlcaca by ths
River Degaguadero. It Is only about one.
third as large as Lake Tltlcaca. Iake
Poopo is the home of many wild fowl
and the region about It la filled with
birds of many kinds. Including wild ducks
and flamingoes. Ths lake has no visible
ONE OF WINNERS IN NEB. STATE
PANAMA BUILDING CONTEST.
Miss Vera Webb, Crcston, Neb., as a
result of her tireless efforts In behalf
of securing subscriptions for the fund
to erect a Nebraska building at the San
Francisco exposition, has been awarded
the second prize. She secured th second
largest number of subscribers which
were turned in by the various contest
ants. perance union will meet on Wednesday
at 2::M o'clock in the Young Women's
Christian association assembly room. Re
ports from delegates to the state con
vention, held at Waterloo, will be re
ceived and delegates to the state con
vention at Hastings will be elected.
I". S. Grant Women's Relief corps Ne.
104 will give a basket picnic at Miller
park Tuesday between the hours of I
and 8 p. m. Members of the post and their
families will he guests at the 6 o'clock
"Peace and Arbitration" will be the
subject of the program to be given at a
New Transcontinental Route Across South America
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outlet, but the waters from Tltlcaca are
always flowing Into It and there must
be some underground channel that carries
the surplus away.
Oruro Is thirty-six hours from Antofa
gasta. It is a thriving mining town, sit
uated 12. MO feet above the sea In the heart
of the Bolivian desert. It has about 30,000
people, and It does a great trade with the
tin mining regions In the Interior. . Its
population rlaes and falls aa tin goes up
and down. The town has a government
palace, a theater, a public library and a
mineral museum. It has many business
houses and some very respectable stores.
The streets are paved with cobbles, and
a rickety carriage carried me at a cost
of $." from one end of the town to the
other. It has a plaza upon which the
public buildings face, but altogether It Is
leaving there I took the narrow gauge
railroad down to the sea. Tbe track has
now a width of only thirty Inches, but it
Is to be widened to a gauge of forty
Inches, which Is the standard gauge for
this part of the world. The main line
starts at Antofagasta and crosses a pass
of over U.0UO feet at a dlstsnoe of C3
miles from the roast. Tt then descends
to a level of more than 1?,000 feet, which
It keeps practically all the way north to
Roate Is I'leleresqoe.
The trip from Oruro to the sea la over
one of the most picturesque routes of
the AaOeA Ibe ibfrst of tie way is
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meeting of the Frances Wlltaid Women's
Christian Temperance union Wednesday
afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. N.
Faton. l0fi Spencer street. Peleaetes to
the state convention, which will be I-eld
In Hastings the last of this month, will
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Old People's home held Tuesday
at Mm Young Women's Christian asso
ciation the matter of raising money for a
new building on the tract of land donated
by Mr. and Mrs George Joslyn was left
open because of unsettled conditions
Peace Pav" will be observed in a
number or churches today with special
invri mil sermons. In response to a
call fiom the national W omen a Christian
Temperahcc union president. Miss Anna
Gordon. The prayer will be for a speedy
cessation of Kuropean hostilities. j
The Henson Woman's club will held
Its first meeting of the season Thursday
at the home of Mrs. Charles HaffKe.
when the Bay View study of Fngllsh
history will be taken up. Mis. .1. V.
Hooper Is the leader and papers will be
given by Mr Starret, Mrs. lradale and
Mrs. Beasley. Roll Call will be an
swered with limitation on the ocean.
ri.l nuiallne rf the Wvche Htvtrv
Tellers' leigue for the new year will be
held Thursday M me piinnc iinrary.
Hero stories will be studied under the
leadership of Miss Mary Kreb. Miss
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Abigail .Manning, miss r.onti i-unauu
and Miss May Gibbs will take part on
The Daughters of 1X12 will meet Friday
afternoon at 2: o'clock at the home of
Mrs. Morton Waugh. IS1! IOthrop street.
The meeting will celebrate the centennial j
of the Battle of Plattsburg and the writ
Ing of the "Ular Spangled Banner."
Miss Msy Lenore Mahoney, Instructor In
the French department of the Omaha Wo
maa'a club, has completed a summer
course In French literature and direct
method at Columbia college In New York
City, and a private course In French
diction under Madame Pilar Morln of the
Theatre Francai. Miss Mahoney will stop
In Chicago, Bt. Paul and Minneapolis,
where she will visit the convent that she
attended, before returning home.
Mrs. T. U Kimball and Miss Arabella
Kimball returned Thursday from the Wis
consin lakes, where they spent the sum
mer. Miss Kimball and Mrs. E. M. Fair
field, president of tho KVpial Franchise
society, have decided to postpone the suf
frage pageant which they had planned for
this month until later.
Miss Charlotte White, lecturer for the
Child Conservation League of America,
will speak at the Dundee Presbyterian
church, Tuesday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock.
The North Presbyterian Women's so
ciety will give a dinner In the parlors ol
the church Thursday for the members of
the Old People's Home family. Memorial
services will be held for the late Mrs.
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bleak and desert like, but one aes sev
eral smoking volcanoes and also great
salt lakea with green islands apparently
floating upon them. After crossing the
Chilean boundary we came to the great
borax lakea. These are owned by the
borax trust, and they supply the greater
part of that mineral for the whole of the
world. There are. In fact, only three or
four places on earth where borax Is
found In large quantities. The most Im
portant Is these lakes. Next In size are
some mines on the plateau of Tibet In
Asia and last are the deposits found In
Death Valley, California. The Chilean
lakea seem to be covered with snow, and
the anow la the borax that rises to the
surface and forms a blanket or crust on
tbe water ao firm that men ran walk on
It. It looks like ice, and you feel like
stopping tbe train for a akate. In some
plaoea tbe crust has. been broken up
Into floating cakes and In others it Is
being taken out to be refined and ahlpped
to the markets. Some of the borax I
as clean as tbe whitest of spun silk; other
pieces are dirty and look like snow that
ha lain for some time. On the shores
of the lake are galvanised Iron-roofed j
refineries. In which the stuff Is prepared
for the market. We wero over an hour
going by the largest of the lakes. It Is
right near the railroad. It Is twenty
four miles long and the greatest reservoir
of borax In the world. Indeed, It Is the
chief source of the werld'a boraa aupply.
HER ENGAGEMENT TO WED JUST
Jfixss KaHverirta Becker
George Tilden at the Old People'a Home
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of directors of the Young Women's
Christian association will be held Wednes
day. Mrs. F. H. Cole, chairman of the schol
arship trustees of the Nebraska Feder
ation of Women's clubs announces that the
Brownell Hall scholarship was awarded
to Miss Grace Majors of Lincoln. Mis
Irene Wilson was awarded the Mary D.
Stoddard scholarship. The two domestic
science scholarships and those' for art and
music will he announced later.
The first honor scholarship which W'ss
awarded three years ago to Miss Anita
Boltln, Kearney Neb., carried with It a
three-year loan of f-K. $100 of which was
"Shortly after leaving this lake we came
to the highest pass on the railroad. This
pass crosses tbe coast range at about
half a mile below the highest altitude of
the road frhm Lima to Cerro de Pasco,
and 1.500 feet less In height than that of
the Peruvian Southern on Its way to I-ake
Tltlcaca. Nevertheless, the height Is 18,000
feet above the sea. and we found It bit
terly cold at the crossing. The mountains
on each side were dusted with snow, and
beyond them were several great peaks
covered with glaciers. On the way we
pasad the two mighty volcanoes of Ban
Pedro and San Paulo, or, as we should
call them in English, r't. Peter and St.
Paul. St. Peter la now active, and from
It goes up a constant column of amoke.
while along Its sides runs a great bed of
lava that looks a fresh aa though It had
not long since coran from the crater. This
lava la broken Into millions of fragments.
It extends for several miles slong the
slope of the mountslns In plain view of
the railroad. '
tt. Peter gym metrics I Mounttla.
Bt. Peter Is one of the most symmetrical
of the world s great mountains. It Is as
beautifully shaped aa Fujiyama In Japan,
Mount Cook In New Zealand, or Mount
Moyon In Luzon The mountain rises di
rectly up fxom the plain. The plain I
level, with only here and there a few
pebbles or bowlders in sight. It Is per
fectly smooth except for these mighty
windrows of lava, containing hundreds
upon hundreds of million of tons. The
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to be psld September IV m and $!
February IS. i'l.V
Miss Boltln has notified the committee
that she will be able to meet the provi
sions of the scholarship as outlined.
Many applications were received after j
the closing date, Jura" 1. but the trustees
were unable to consider them.
Mrs. G. T Llndlev will entertain the
Serum club at her cottage at Carter iake
tl.ib Tuesday. Mr". P. G Craighead will
give a suffrage talk.
The propaganda committee of the
Omaha Suffrage association announces the
following meetings for the week:
Rev. C. M. Paw son of the Dletx Mem
orial church will be the speaker at a
meeting Thursday evening at the home of
Mrs Thomas Brown, ISI'4 Wirt street.
M. O. Cunningham will addrers the
Hani'com Park Improvement club Thurs
Mrs George Covell will speak Frldey
afternoon at the home of Mrs. John Mat
tern. .'.1:4 Castellsr street. Mrs. L. P
Porter will give vocal solos.
The Negro Women's Chrlsi sn associa
tion made toe first payment on their
Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes, and
the home Is now open
Donations of any kind will be gladly ac.
cepted and can be sent to .Hfti Pinkney
street or to Mrs. J. 1! Smith, president of
t . M. I , 4. Note.
The first vesper service of the fall will
be be'.il i liia arternoon at 4. .10 in the ss
emblv room on the third floor. The gen
eml Hiihtect s "Vacation Reminiscences."
There will be special music. At the social
hour fo'lowlnv the tueetlnp. Miss Ota
Johnson will lie hostess. Refreshments
will be served. The aesoclation girls will
be together the first time after vacation I
and new girls are Invited to attend
The new prospectus of the educational. I
domestic science, and g miiHslum classes I
Is being distributed and registrations are
already being made.
General cliise work does not begin until
the week utter Ak-Har-Ben. with one ex-
ceptlon this Is In the conversational lan-
Knag" worK, ny Mscar Aiirui. .vir. Aiiriit
taught classes for women last sp"lng In
the Young Men's Christian association,
but these are to be continued this fall In
our own association. These classes are
during the day and are In German,
French and Spanish. Lessons will be
begun as soon as arrangements are made
by those entering the work.
Blinding headlight carried by auto
mobiles must be dimmed or less daisllng
lamps used If an ordinance being drafted
by Assistant City Attorney L. J. Te Poel
Is passed by the city council.
The ordlnsnce provides that rays from
automobile light shall not be over six
feet above the ground at a distance of
lot) feet In front of the machine.
"This Is to control the tiss of the
blinding lights tipped high so that they
blind drivers of other cars half a mile
In front and causa accidents," said Mr.
The ordinance la being drafted at the
instsnce of City Commissioner Dan n.
P.utler of the department of fdlnanres
rock looks aa though It had been broken
Into plecea by the hammera of giants and
piled up by some Intelligent force. It Is
a wonderful sight.
I have seen all of the great mountain
ranges that wall the western side of this
continent. The Andes are aald to be the
last of the great mountain masses shoved
up out of the sea; and of ail the high
lands they are In many respects the most
wonderful. From Panama to Patagonia
they form a mighty geological garden
such as can be seen In no other part of
the world. The combinations of desert
and rocks and sky give scenic effects be
yond description. Parts of the Andes
are more desert-like than tho wilds of
Arabia or the Sahara. They show you
how the earth was made, and the terrible
throes Involved In Its making. At times
you seem to be traveling upon the very
bedrock of the world, and again aa though
old mother earth. In her original naked-
nesa of bare rock, were laid out before
yon upon the dissecting tsble. The walls
of broken lava of which I hare been writ
ing are perhapa 300 feet high. The stones
are dark red and they are plied up In
regular masses, forming sltogether a i
whole an hundred time the volume of
our excavations at Panama. In other
places the volcsnoes have vomited aand.
Again they have thrown out deposits of
rock the size of a walnut, and still again
mighty bowlders of a seml-metalllo na
ture. Ail about these volcanoea of Bt. Peter
and St. Paul the scenery Is magnificent,
a id right between them la a low crater
aa symmetrically shaped aa though cut
out by a aculptor. This Is of a dark red
Close to the votranoea are the reser
voirs that give Antofagasta Its wster
supply. The water comes 'mm the roof
of the continent, and the pipes, carrying
It down are 1M miles long. The reservoirs
sre at an altitude higher than the top of
Pike's peak. The place la known aa the
Slloll aprlng. It hsa a flow of about 000
ton of water per dsy. the most of which
g.ies to the town on the ocean In plpea
that sre eleven Inches In dlsmeter.
Desert to Coast.
After leaving Bolivia, the whole way
down to the aeacoast Is through the des
ert. The only green spots are the rail
way stations watered by the pipe-line
from the reservolls above. The most Im
portant town Is I'yunl. It has about
COM) inhabitants, and It la the point
where the branch road, now building to
connect with the Argentine system, be
gins. Uyunl has also other roada to the
great tin and copper mines nearby, the
ore being shipped from there over the
main line to the sea
Some of tbe tin snd silver still come In
on the backs of Hamas, and that even
from Potosl, which is 12S miles away. The
llamas come In troops of 100 or more, and
take fifteen days on the Journey. A rail
way to that part Is almost completed. A
private railway connects I'yunl with the
mining town of Pulacayo, which has S.0w
Inhabitants. This Is the center for the
JIuanrhaca silver mines, now owned by
a French-Chilean company. The Huan
chaca mines are said to have given t j
the world near 5,'JUO tons of silver within
the last twenty-five years, and they nre
utlll yielding enormously. The company
uses electricity, getting Its force from the
Yura river, which has fall enough t
develop J.fluo , horsepower. The mines
have twelve miles of tunnels, and they
employ several thousand workmen.
doing up from I'yunl down to the roast,
we stopped at Ollague. where a branch
line runs off to the Cullaliuaal capper
mines, said to be among the richest In
South America. This branch line reaches
a height of 16. SOU feet; and that of Po
tosl, north of Uyunl, reaches an altitude
of 15.114 feet. Both of these roada are
higher than any other railroads of Bouth
STYLE SHOW COMING SOON
Combination of Theatricals
Fashions at Auditorium.
j SPLENDID ARRAY OF TALENT
tllcuorlcnl IMey of l rt Will
Rr Wel Presented, tilth )(!
Tile Sketches Inter
A real sure enough style show In the
shape of a theatrical production with
many characters and high priced talent
Is now scheduled at the Auditorium foP
September 21, 21, 24. Tnere will be
performances both matinee and evening;
every day. P. 1.. Ryan, manager, and
Mr. Boag, an advance agent, were In the
citv re. entlv. making arrangements for
this costly prodiu (ion.
The play will be produced here under
the personal direction of Fred 11. Morgan,
formerly connected with David Bclaseo.
Among the company are twenty-five pos
eurs from the Madame Savarlo shops,
Paris, who maiumeit to arrive here from
Paris despite difficulty resulting from the
war scare In leaving foreign shores.
Twenty-five models Including six men ar
tlsts will show In Omaha.
This Is something new In stylo show.
An allegorical play in six ai ts is to be
produced with special scenery requiring
two baggage cars for Its transportation.
The latest fashion designs originating
from the fertile conception of designers
employed on two conllnenta will be utlU
Ired and employed. Mr. Ryan announces
that It Is not an advertising exhibition
and that It doe not individualize any
particular brand of goods.
Kver) thins In I'nahlnn.
When a woman appears on the, tge.
for example, gowned In the fashionable
all Ire. there I no telling from the stand
point of the audience what brand of gar
ment this msy be or what particular firm
It Is merely a matter of showing the
exqulslteness of the style Independent of
the manufacturer or dealer. It Is to be
a theatrical play of tylish merchandise.
The arts of the play will be made up of
scenes In fashionable society, at fashion
able receptions, parties, and other occa
slons with a subtle thread of neat plot
Between the acts will be staged five
high class vaudeville art. Among the
talent in this part of the program Is Miss
Maria Hennlngs of Boston, whose soprano
voire gained the popular favor of ftewr
Y'ork audiences where she sang twenty
six consecutive weeks at the Knicker
bocker theater, and La Paige and U
Paige, the highest salaried solo dancing)
team will Include a part of the grand
opera. La Paige and Ia Paige -were In
duced to accept (his contract only through
the novelty of a trip through the west.
They have appeared before the most fash
ionable and critical audiences In the east
and are rivals to Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
Castle for popular appreciation as Inter
prefers of the latest dance movementa.
America except the Morococha branch of
the Central Railroad of Peru, from where
I tobogganed down the Andes on a hand
car. That line has an altitude of 1S.SG5
tert, exceeding the Potosl line by more
than fifty feel. I understand that tho
line from I'yunl to the Argentine will
i rosa a pass of 16,000 feet. If so, It will
be the highest railroad of the world.
FRANK Q. CARPENTER.
Case of Serves.
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would probably charge him half a crown
for making up. Then the patient aaked
the physician to lend him the money.
The physician carefully scratched out a
part of tha prescription and handed it
back, with sixpence, remarking:
"Vou, can have that made up for six
pence. What 1 scratched out was for
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