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Photograph by Mrs. Alice Freeman Palmer

THE HEART OF THE WOODS, BOXFORD

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THE “ PRESIDENT LINCOLN," WHOSE SISTER SHIP, THE “GRAF WALDERSEE," IS THE LARGEST

VESSEL THAT EVER ENTERED BOSTON HARBOR

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ENTRAL AMERICA! How Mexico and South America, or, more many people know where it is strictly speaking, between Mexico and

or what the term implies? In a the Isthmus, because Panama, being vague way it is classed by those who no longer part of Colombia, seems to do not know it intimately and who be classed simply as the Isthmus. place it at all, as part of South Amer Following the lead of Bolivar, the ica. Yet when we consider how few George Washington of South America, knew the exact lo

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times to re-estabknown of Central RAILROAD TRACKS THROUGH JUNGLE lish the union, America. Not un

there has til I was called there a few years ago since then been a united Republic of on a business trip did I have more than Central America. So much jealousy exa dim idea of the location or know of ists between the separate nations that its great industries, marvelous beau such a union is to-day most difficult to ties, and wonderful possibilities for the establish. future.

Guatemala, the most northern of Central America is situated between these republics, about the size of New

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CRUDE METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS BEFORE

COMPLETION OF RAILROAD York State, is situated just south of tainous, salubrious country toward Mexico. The population, amounting the Pacific. The Atlantic abounds in in 1906 to nearly two millions, is made luxurious growth. On the train from up of people of Spanish and Indian Puerto Barrios we passed azaleas and blood-about sixty per cent being In- orchids growing wild in the forest, vast dians. Every variety of country is lands planted with bananas, mangoes, found, from the low, hot but fertile cactus, palms, mahogany, and pinelands on the Atlantic to the high, moun- apples, growing with the ease and pro

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