Items of Interest

The Amazon exploration expedition sent out by the University of Pennsylvania several months ago has just reported reaching Caracari, a small settlement at the headwaters of navigation on the Rio Branco and near the borders of the Guianas, in South America. It is about two thousand miles from the mouth of the Amazon, and is a spot almost unknown to civilization. From Caracari the scientists will proceed to the headwaters of the Branco in small boats to reach the habitat of the Caribs and Arewak Indians, which, so far as is known, has never been visited by white men. The expedition has met nothing but friendliness from the natives. It is now ahead of schedule time.

Chicago is soon to have a large new hotel for honest men out of work or working for low wages. It is being built as a memorial and will accommodate in emergency a total of five hundred men. The charge for a night's lodging will not be more than five or ten cents, while meals will cost even less. A manager, formerly connected with the municipal lodging house, has been secured to superintend the plant, which will cost one hundred thousand dollars. If the institution proves as successful as is hoped, another will be built for women.

In a petition to Attorney-General McReynolds, the Baltimore Merchants and Manufacturers' Association asks federal proceedings to dissolve the alliance between the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad and the Merchants and Miners Steamship line, and the relations of the Pennsylvania railroad with various other steamship companies. It charges that the alliances complained of are unlawful and inimical to the interests of shippers.

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Hindrances to Healing Overcome
September 20, 1913

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