AUSTIN DOBSON, Author of (Life of Goldsmith,' (Life of Rich ardson, etc.
BOLfVAR, Colombia, a northern depart ment of that republic, bordering the Caribbean Sea; area, 23,938 square miles. It is bounded on the north by the department of Atlantico and the Caribbean Sea, on the east by the Mag dalena River and department, on the south and southwest by Antioquia. 'the land is low lying, except in that part which forms a wedge extending southward into Antioquia; the cli mate is tropical; much attention is now being paid to agriculture, including the breeding of cattle, horses, etc.; and 10 gold mines are be ing worked. The provinces are Cartagena, Carmen, Corozal, Chinu, Sincelejo, Sinu, Mom p6s, Manangue; and we note particularly the islands of San Andre de Providencia and Providencia. Pop. 421,000.
BOLfVAR, Ecuador, a province of that republic, bounded on the north by Le6n, on the cast by Chimborazo (prov.), on the south by Guayas and on the west by Los Rios. It em braces the cantoncs of Guaranda (the capital), Chimbo and San Miguel. The products, be side Peruvian bark and salt, are chiefly those of agriculture and cattle-raising. Pop. 65,000.
BOLfVAR, Mo., city and county-seat of Polk County, 40 miles north of Springfield, on the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad. The Southwest Baptist College is located here. The city has a large trade in apples, eggs, cattle, horses, mules and poultry. Bolivar was settled in 1835 and was incorporated 20 years later. The city owns and operates the electric and water plants. Its government is vested in a mayor and city council, the former being elected for a term of two years. Pop. 1,975.
BOLfVAR, Venezuela, a state of that re public, with an area estimated at 88,700 square miles. Its capital is Cuidad Bolivar. The dis tricts and their capitals are Cedefio, capital Caicara; Heres, capital Cuidad Bolivar; hide pendencia, capital Soledad; Miranda, capital Pariaguan; Sotillo, capital Uracoa; Sucre, capital Moitaco • Tadeo Monagas, capital Arivi. Pop, between 55,000 and 56,000.