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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 02, 1912, Image 8

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ORIGIN OF THE ESKIMO
Christian Leden. a polar ex
plorer for the University of
Christiana, who is in Chicago for
several days prior to his return
to Norway, in an interview said
he was investigating the origin
of the Eskimo. It is his belief that
this family is of the' same branch
as the American Indian. A pecu
liar feature of all these most
northern inhabitnats is that
when born the babies have skin
even more white than the Cauca
sian. "But there is a tiny black spot
in the middle of the back," he
stated, "and it is this spot in
which their dark complexions or
iginate. The spot grows larger
and at the same time less strong
ly colored ; finally, it spreads over
the entire body."
Here is a discovery that is
worth nursing.
In olden times, brass collars
and other badges of servitude
were used to mark the difference
between master and man.
Civilization, while It taught hu
manity a whole lot of things, did
not disturb the desire to dose up
the gulf between the boss and his
lave.
Brass collars and things like
that having gone efut of fashion,
some brilliant mind lit on to the
scheme of perpetuating the idea
by means of a uniform.
In nature's garb, humanity
looks much alike; and because
some flatter themselves that they
are above their fellows the uni
form idea took root and grew.
Today most hash-slingcrs, clUb
flunkeys, coachmen and other ser
vants prance around bedecked irt
fuss, feathers and gold braid.
The great trouble, however,
lies in the fact that the moment
this outer disguise is shed the
family resemblance between mas
ter and man is too plain to be de
nied; and that's what hurts the
refined feelings o the select
crowd.
Leden's Eskimo color-spot, i
found to be usable, will fit in nice
ly. It might enable employers in
the future to insist upon their,
help voluntarily subjecting them
selves to the spotting process in
order to fit their job.
The spot, as Ledens says, will
grow until the entire body takes
on a uniform shade. This color
of course, can be varied to suit the
notions of each individual em
ployer. Wont this be great? Just think!
of it a difference that goes deep
er than clothes; a uniform that
will never wear out and therefore
will permit of living on a less
wage, and a collection of well
marked serfs that will readily es
tablish the wealth of the little,
king who owns them.
It would beat cattle branding
all to smithereens.
The world do move some
times it takes a notion to gallop.
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Mules of the U. S. are valued
at $561,000,000. Long-eared crop
as valuable as corn.
First Tan auto Healer Viae ciiu
for the Flowery Kingdom with a
number o American cars.

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