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Floating Up A River

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It was a vexed questiou ia 1SPC wbether tbe Pilcomayo river, whicb flows tor bnndreds of miles froni tbtBoliviau Andes to the Paraguay, might be ïisecl as a L-onnnercial bigbway ïroiï. Bolivia to the ocean. Our couutryruau. Captain Page, ettled this qnestioa sc conclusively tLmt uo fnrtbev eft'ott to ntihze tbü Pilcomayo is likely to bi niaile, aud iu tüií xvork. tbat cost bini bis life, for he áied óf his privotioui aiter beiug beimned in for niuntbs by líos-tile liidiaiis. be devied a plan ftfr s team ing lip river vben tbe water wás su low lliat bis vesst'l was stuck in tlio unid, He was detenniued to go stil! fartber. tbougb bis Httle steamer. whicb drew culy 18 incbes, vested ou tbo river bottOJB, so bebiud tbe boat be tbrew xip au eaibaukment of eartb cleat across tbe cbanuel. backed it witb palm trunks and brusbwood, aud before long tbe water bad risen a couple of feet, and tbe Httle Bolivia was able to go on her way four miles before sbe stuck agaiu. Tbeu auotber dam was built, aud this process was repeated seven times, and witb tbe aid of the dams the vessel advanced about 35 miles above the biabest point she could reach at the


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