harriett chalmers adams indy star 24/12/11

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*lf fOMAN CLIMBS A N D E S I M Mrs. Harriet Chalmers Adams Tells of Her 40,000-Mile Trip. Germans Are Active in Derailing Trade in Far Distant Regions. x The Brown has closed, state there will the use of the winter months common, It may bo has dropped daring Indianapolis trips in WASHINGTON, Dec 23 --A woman explorer. explorer. One imagines a strong-featured penon of athletic build, lean, bespectacled bespectacled and of a decided age Mrs. Harriet Chalmers Adams of Washington. ^. r . ... their rendezvous, but remain aloof from until the grass wild flowers }| CO H 0, Cooper -ww-^i^o-^-an who made the county seat of ·even-passenger, week, reported hazardous on condition of the They traveled going south on Crossing and Morgantown and Bean Blossom speedometer at the Nashville, the onl) ! showed a fraction The roads as gravel and remainder of the and ahalo and When thawing, returned from a 40.000-mile trts erous on i car to pkld, la and around South America, is Just the opposite--young attracts e looking, entirely entirely feminine. To go where no woman has been is her recreation But It Is not only the romance of exploration that appeals to her. Here is a story Mrs. Adams told. "One day when we were steaming up the Amazon I asked the captain what fuel they used on the ilver boats, course, speaking Portuguese We were, of , 'Some wood, some oil, 1 he said, 'out sharp and experienced driver roads but the instance the Premier and the the full length Many pictures showing the green Brown County, and winter reason that trip at this overhang the dead limbs ginning . tinued, "that Spanish sides of the 1 don't understand ' strips of men are only be- J tected the car and r»Ai(7P" Mrs Adams con- This precaution realize, Mrs. Adams con ^ £ ho make is a foreign lan- , guage In Brazil The commercial openings in the Southern continent are great, but also fill the trip, the competition The plodding and have nad a many parts of the country British a r e » The onl'Brown County's Deluding the for manv years. The Germans are more serious competitors competitors in new territory--chiefly because we have a habit of making things we think the native* want and then using our ingenuity to persuade them to buy whether they want or not while the German German sends an agent to find out what the nathes want, some article the local traders traders can take In large quantities, then makes It and at once has an established business that defies competition. HOW THE GERMANS DO IT. 'Here's an example- A German 'commercial 'commercial explorer* found the permanent fashion of the women of Bolivia was to wear many petticoats of bright colors, a dozen or so at a time--I belle\e the record Is forty. He was not satisfied to try and . without a key, ·permitted to himself in at night freedom of the forgetting to expiration of point of r mler party was bungalow of Dr. A. Indianapolis, three 'one mile north "Buchanan and weeks each home. For motorists experiences trip to Brown For the embraces a net them to buy petticoats of German i ·trie, but took samples home, had a cloth P Invented specially to ault the Bolivian! fashion, dyed In strange and wonderful colors The result Is the women of Bolivia are w-ftrlng German petticoats and a trMe worth many thousands a year has been established/' . At _ The South American tour took three years, twenty republics were visited, the Andes were crossed six times, and one of the highest peaks, Mt Mistl, 19,200 19,200 feet, was ascended. On the way up the party was caught In a driving bllz- sard at an altitude of 17,000 feet. "It was a bare mountain side," Mrs. Adams said, "without possibility of ref* tige or help. Only a miracle could save us It seemed. Then we discovered we were not alone In the storm. A herd of llamas was the miracle. Probably they never had seen human beings .before. They took no notice of us as we stumbled down to them. I pillowed my head on the warm fur of one animal and with tny feet under the body of another I slept warm and comfortable. It was a rough experience and the great altitude was almost almost too much for ua before we reached the, top. "On another mountain trip the mule- that carried my traveling wardrobe fell from a cliff 1,000 feet high. It rained eteadlly for two days. When we arrived, sit our next stopping place my costume was the blouse of a mining superintendent superintendent the underclothes of a mining engineer and the suit of an assistant manager of mines." But in all the three years of travel only one serious accident was encountered, encountered, and that was when Mrs. Adams ate of a bird killed with a poisoned arrow. arrow. Aa to dangers in travel among uncivilized uncivilized Indians, Mrs. Adams doesn r t believe believe in them, never having encountered any unpleasantrles. "Even the so-called warlike Indians of the Interior showed us every civility/' ·he said. "There Is one nation on the northwestern tributaries of the Amazon which has an awful reputation on account account of the mystery of the shrunken head*, I have seen some of these weirt trophies, adult heads no larger than your fist But I believe it Is oly a custom that holds between certain tribes tha ere at constant war with each other and that a white person would be respected. Anyhow, I am planning my next trip rffht through that country,' 1 WHERE If HENRY SAVAGE LANDOR? Before starting on that adventure, however, Mrs. Adams confessed she would like to hear some news of her friend, Henry Savage Landor, the explorer explorer of Tibet, who is now making investigations investigations for the Brazilian government government In the unexplored interior. He started from Goyaz in the south and Intended to come back to civilization at Manaos on the Amazon, but nothing has Men heard of him for several months. "He'll come out all right," said Mrs. Adams. "He would make his way out of any trouble." trip be again, HOPES LEARN American Popularize LONDON^ regarded as a will soon be the length Isles if the American promoters in this city is refusal of the THE STORE OF MODEST

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 24 Dec 1911, Sun,
  3. Page 32

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