breath-taking. Four or five rocky ridges extending out Jnto the sea like fingers spread wide apart and between each finger and lovliest curved white beaches in the world. One of the ridges, ridges, old Sugar Loaf mountain, stands out, and our pilot circles it twice and then dips over Corcoavada peak with its superb statue of the Christ, Rio The Magnificent From the air, Rio is magnificent, from the top of Sugar Loaf it is gorgeous, gorgeous, but from the crest of Corcoava- da—Rio seems but one step from leaven. We are met by Ambassador Caffery and members of his staff as well as the repreeentatives of the Vargas government. government. Cordial and sincere are the welcomes. We are driven to the Co- >acabana to begin a week packed with nteresting events, the first of which s the Vargas reception at 9 p.m. This s one of the two given by the president's president's wife each year and the avenues eading to the palace are thronged with cars of diplomats and distinguished distinguished citizens from all over the world. It takes half an hour to drive the last mile to the entrance of these grounds. Mrs. Vargas greets us'graci- ously and chats for a moment; then we are presented to her daughter, simple and charming, and the real right hand "man" of the Vargas government. government. We push our way through the beautiful beautiful but crowded grand ball and reception reception room of the palace towards the garden which is one of the most remains that Vargas is doing a good job in Brazil. One of the reasons for his success in my opinion is Oswaldo Aranha, the foreign minister. Aranha, the friend of the United States, former Brazilian ambassador to the United States and one of the ablest statesmen in the world today, is considered everywhere the ideal in politics and diplomacy. Strangely enough neither Vargas or Aranha came from Rio. They are both from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, sometimes called the Texas of Brazil cattle and ranch country. Both come from Porto Aleque, an important important port and business center. Our committee visited this city because of the large consular offices we maintain, maintain, but one of the highlights of our sojourn in that city was the visit we paid with the mother of Oswaldo Aranha—the Aranha—the mother of 19 children and one of the finest characters I have ever ever met. On the wall of her parlor is a large portrait of her distinguished son in uniform, painted 30 years ago. He was a soldier then—he still is, and while he remains at Vargas' left side, Brazil I am sure will carry on successfully successfully and well—because Vargas 1 daughter is always at his right. Ship in 10 Carloads of Cattle W. E. and Chas. Sedgwick, Ben Newman and Roscoe Robertson to Wessington Springs, S. D., last Thursday after 10 carloads of cattle which they had purchased for then- feeding lots.