National Geographic : 1939 Dec
PUERTO RICO: WATCHDOG OF THE CARIBBEAN t'notograpn Dy t. John Long LITTLE REMAINS OF CAPARRA, PUERTO RICO'S FIRST TOWN Two fair visitors examine some bits of pottery and glazed Spanish tile from the ruins of the home of Ponce de Le6n, first Governor of the island, discoverer of Florida and seeker of the Fountain of Eternal Youth. Founded in 1509, Caparra was abandoned two years later (page 721). Photograph by Edwin L. Wisherd SINCE 1934 LOTTERIES HAVE BEEN LEGAL IN PUERTO RICO Patterned after the old Spanish lottery, outlawed for 36 years, the drawing takes place before three prominent citizens, acting as honorary witnesses, and the public at large. From the smaller circular cage (left) come the "number balls"; from the other the "prize amount balls." About a third of the receipts is distributed to combat tuberculosis, relieve the destitute, and equip hospitals.