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dipped the sun behind the horizon, a horizon of rich, golden, salmon pink, merging into the deep blue of turquoise, and finally into the cold gray of evening through which the stars shone with strange and almost material lustre. On my return to the hotel I had for my vis-à-vis at the dinner table Dr. René Gaurez, who had come down from Cordova to attend a medical convention. He was a distinguished-looking man of forty or thereabouts, with courteous manners, spoke various languages, and was an encyclopædia of information on Central America. He subscribed for the Lancet, and was well informed on English therapeutics, praised the king for his deep and sympathetic interest in the study now being made of cancer, and Sir Thomas Lipton for his munificent contribution to the hospital established by His Majesty for the treatment of this disease. Our conversation drifted into a discussion on the diseases peculiar to cold climates. I told him of the efforts we were making to fight consumption—the “White Plague,” as it was popularly known among us.

“White Plague,” he repeated, “a very appropriate name for a most insidious and treacherous disease. Among us have found lemon juice to be a most efficient remedy for consumption in its primary and secondary stages, and an excellent remedy in all pulmonary diseases."

To my question touching its preparation the doctor replied: To extract all the acid from lemons they ought

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“Is this boiling done every day?”. I asked the doctor.

“This preparation,” he replied, “may be made each day or enough may be prepared to last a week, but then it must be corked and kept in a cool place.”

And what's the dose, sir?"

“Ah, that,” said he, “is left to the discretion of each one, but four or five glassfuls in the twentyfour hours is the usual quantity.” Dr. Gaurez believed that between the lungs and kidneys there was a deep and sympathetic interest.

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INDEX

INDEX

А
ALAMEDA GARDENS, of Mexico City,

88, 89
Alteroche, Rev. Jean, describes the

destruction of St. Pierre, 79-82
Alvaredo, Pedro de, Spanish ad-

venturer, 102, 148, 149, 156
Aspinwall, see Colon
Atlantis, legendary island, 54
Avila, Gil d', his attempt to con-

quer Nicaragua, 204, 205; ap-
pointed its first governor, 205;

his death, 205, 206
Azores, the, islands of, 5; their

situation and population, 5; dis-
covery, 7; the inhabitants of, 8,

9, 30, 31
Aztec chiefs, story of the torture

of, 92-4
Azul Lake, 20

B

Bacalhau, the national dish among

the Azoreans, 16
Balboa, Vasco de, Spanish discov-

erer, 135

Bandelier, Adolf, 3, 4, 149
Basse-Terre, capital of Guadeloupe,

41
Bermuda, island of, 49
Boca de Inferno, 23
Bogotà, capital of Colombia, 125
Bull fights in Mexico City, 117-23

С

Capellas, the valley of, 14, 15
Caribbean Sea, 34, 51, 208
Catherwood, Frederick, artist, 164
Ceiba, the, a sacred tree, 54, 55
Central America, the ruined cities

of, 148, 164; the inland towns
of, 168; a land of civil wars and
political uprisings, 198, 199; the

confederation of, 199, 200
Chagres River, 129
Chapultepec, summer residence of

President Diaz, 90, 103
Chaves, Hernandez de, 189
Chichen Itza, ruined city of Central

America, 137, 138, 148, 151
Cholula, town of Mexico, 111-13;

the pyramid of, 113-16
Cintra Michaleuse, 18
Colon, or Aspinwall, city of Co-

lombia, 127, 132, 136
Columbus, the statue of, 91, 92
Conto, Marquis do, 27
Contreras, Hernandez de, 206, 207,

212
Copan, the ruined city of, 163,

182-6
Copan River, 163, 167, 182
Cordova, city in Nicaragua, 203,

205
Cordova, Hernandez de, 203, 204,

205
Cortez, Hernando, conqueror of

Mexico, 88, 101, 102, 138; his
march from Mexico City to the

Bay of Honduras, 155-62
Creole, the, 45; the origin of, in the

West Indies, 46, 47; his standing
in Guadeloupe and Martinique,

48
Cribo snake, 44
Culebra Mountain, 129

“CALENDAR STONE," 103
Camoëns, Luiz de, Portuguese poet,

13
Campeachy, Gulf of, 143
Canary Islands, the, 7

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