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Quito

Quito, the capital of the republic of Ecuador, South America, is the highest city of its size in the world, standing on the east slope of Mount Pichincha, 9,520 feet above sea-level. The Jesuit's college and university, the cathedral, the Government buildings, and the palace of the nuncio are the only structures of importance. Earthquakes have frequently devastated the place. Iron and steel goods, indigo, and agricultural produce form the chief exports; but, as Quito has but scanty means of communication with the outer world, trade languishes. Cotton and woollen goods, silk, lace, thread, jewellery, and confectionery are produced for home consumption.

“God is a skilful physician. He knows what is best. God observes the several tempers of men, and knows what will work most effectually. Some are of a more sweet disposition, and are drawn by mercy: others are more rugged and knotty pieces: these God deals with in a more forcible way. Some things are kept in sugar, some in brine. God doth not deal alike with all, he hath trials for the strong, and cordials for the weak.”
–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial