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54 it. Many americans and other ignorant purchasers of land have thus been swindled by not knowing these facts. About noon arrived at Camaguey. Place looks very dirty, poor streets poor houses. Here is another case where railroad advertisements have been guilty of misleading glowing descriptions. The hotel is made from an old prison and barracks. artistically adapted [[strikethrough]] but [[/strikethrough]] with very roomy restaurants etc. but all this looks very empty as there are scarcely half a dozen guests. Tropical plants in garden. My room is on second floor. I have a bath tub to myself and pretty outlook on garden. Service slovenly and food worse. Evening there was some dancing on a roof garden of the hotel or better said [[end page]] [[start page]] 55 some practicing of latest style dances by some young cuban couples chaperoned by their mothers, the music being furnished by an old phonograph. I noticed among the guests of hotel [[red underline]] Sir William van Horne of Canada [[/red underline]] who is a man of about 68-72 years with a gray beard and limps and walks with a stick. Two women with him of about 35 years old. I am told one is his mistress. He has a country house nearby. [[strikethrough]] March 4. [[/strikethrough]] Evening, Brod came and invited me for supper at some other hotel near Station kept by a Hungarian. Everything in town very slovenly. March 4. Up early. Made long walk through the narrow badly paved streets. Everything appears dirty and slovenly. Went in church. [[strikethrough]] Chur [[/strikethrough]] Best churches scarcely as interesting [[strikethough]] and [[/strikethrough]] as those of a third rate village
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