Issue 4 and Volume 31.

A BRAZILIAN RUBBER TOWN. Brazil still keeps up its reputation as a great rubber-producing country, although in some parts, owing to the exhaustion of the supplies of Caucho, once so universally abundant, certain districts do not display such great activity as in former years. This is especially the case with the region watered by the river Javary, the boundary between Brazil and Peru. On a small tributary of this river on the Brazilian side, about thirty miles above the point where the Javary flows into the Amazon, is the town of Remate de Males (the worst or last in point of badness of the maladies—all of the malarial type— which abound there). The population of the town, which consists of but a single street, is only 200, and all the adults are engaged one way or another in the rubber trade, which renders the town one of the most important…

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