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6474 We are away up in the interior of the IsthmusI ice and they were exceedin gy interested in the novel
between Panama and the ColtmbiaA frontier. This point sensation of cold when touching or eating some pieces
(reached by the photographer in ;A;t launch which we that had been brought in the launch.
see just ahead by the bank) is nearly twenty-four hours' The soil in this region is rich and would without doubt
journey up from the mouth of the river, and the mouth of produce crops of immense value if it could be worked by
the river is sixty miles or so east of Panama. Alligators intelligent modern methods; but the difficulties in the way
are huge and numerous in the river-waters, some being of its development are so vast, the district will probably
fully eighteen feet long. Snakes of most unattractive long remain as it is now, a tropical wilderness.
aspect inhabit the jungle along the banks. Fom cs o elo. copy by Underd
There are no towns in this part of the Isthmus. The i ot o -. co t by ood
only reason for the presence of Panamanian soldiers here__
lies in the fact that we are on a practicable route between Nive si
Panama and the mother republic of Colombia from which Natves sell ft on the Bayano river, Panama.
the young publicc withdrew November 4, 1903. Indi gnes, vendant des fruits sur la riviere Bayano,
The men we see just now are nearly all Indians of native Panama.
stock, descendants of the aborigines w ,om Columbus and @Sinq boret, mit ben ertauo 'deu a e tt ,
Balboa found on the coast four centuries ago. Their ingtebureneitit, bem ue o te a bem
boats are "dug-outs" made from the trunks of single no
trees. Sugar-cane and cocoanuts are plainly to be seen. Indigenas vendiendo frutas en el rfo Bayano, Panami.
Bananas are down beneath those protecting screens of, Panama.
palm-leaves, and fowl we can see roosting on their owners' Infd Bayano, Panama.
boats. Few of these Indians had ever seen or heard of Ty;je i, 1, 1pu. io.uL.it (J)pyIKT Ha p'Kt BaaaHo, IlaHaMa.
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