Bulletin of the Pan American Union, Volume 43

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - America
 

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Page 617 - ... Comite International de Secours," and the Government and the people and the Army and Navy of the United States of America. Fifth. And to continue and carry on a system of national and international relief in time of peace and apply the same in mitigating the sufferings caused by pestilence, famine, fire, floods, and other great national calamities, and to devise and carry on measures for preventing the same.
Page 339 - Reverso by the tail, which run themselves against other fish, and with a certain roughness they have from the head to the middle of the back they stick fast to the next fish they meet; and when the Indians perceive it, drawing their line they hand them both in together. And it was a tortoise our men saw so taken by those fishermen, that fish (the...
Page 350 - The whole is streaked and spotted and stratified in every shade from the deepest orange to the faintest lemon, from deep crimson through all the brick shades to the softest pink, from black through all the grays and pearls to glistening white. The greens are furnished by the dark pines above, the lighter shades of growth caught here and there in soft masses on the gentler slopes and the foaming green of the plunging river so far below. The blues, ever changing, are found in the dome of the sky overhead.
Page 350 - DEER MAKE UNEXPECTED' SILHOUETTES AT FREQUENT INTERVALS GREATEST ANIMAL REFUGE HE Yellowstone National Park is by far the largest and most successful wild-animal preserve in the world. Since it was established in 1872 hunting has been strictly prohibited, and elk, bear, deer of several kinds, antelope, bison, moose, and bighorn mountain sheep roam the plains and mountains in large numbers. Thirty thousand elk, for instance, live in the park. Antelope, nearly extinct elsewhere, here abound. These...
Page 417 - ... are well-defined alcoves with openings a mile wide; there are niches six hundred feet high overhung by arched lintels; there are pinnacles and rude statues from one hundred to two hundred feet high. Here I am running at once into references to the architectural features and suggestions of the canon, which must play a prominent part in all faithful attempts to describe it. There are huge, truncated towers, vast, horizontal moldings; there are the semblance of balustrades on the summit of a noble...
Page 617 - ... namely: Six by the incorporators herein named and twelve by the President of the United States, one of whom shall be designated by the President to act as chairman. It shall be the duty of the central committee to organize with as little delay as possible State...
Page 329 - Their nostrils are seated high up and are very open; their eyes project outwards. When walking they carry their heads low, on a short neck; and their hinder legs are rather longer, compared with the front legs, than is usual. Their bare teeth, their short heads, and upturned nostrils give them the most ludicrous, selfconfident air of defiance imaginable.
Page 329 - externally to hold nearly the same relation to other cattle which bull-dogs hold to other dogs. Their forehead is very short and broad, with the nasal end turned up, and the upper lip much drawn back; their lower jaws project outward ; when walking they carry their heads low on a short neck, and their hinder legs are rather longer compared with the front legs than is usual.
Page 416 - DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND Even the most superficial description of this enormous spectacle may not be put in words. The wanderer upon the rim overlooks a thousand square miles of pyramids and minarets carved from the painted depths. Many miles away and more than a mile below the level of his feet he sees a tiny silver thread which he knows is the giant Colorado. He is numbed by the spectacle. At first he can not comprehend it.
Page 417 - West ps never before that the world is shaped by erosion. There are probably few or no landscapes in any part of the country from which thousands of feet of rocky strata have not been removed by the slow action of the rain, the frost, the wind ; but on our Atlantic seaboard the evidences of it are not patent. In the East, the earth's wounds are virtually all healed, but in the West they are yet raw and gaping, if not bleeding. Then there is so much color in the Western landscape, so many of the warm...

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