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over woman is because of the num
berless pockets in his clothes. With
the introduction of the pants pockets
women will have a chance to demon
strate the truth of this.
HE'S THE REAl1??P VAN WINKLE
OF THE PRESENT DAY
H. H. McVaughaen,
Rip Van Winkle of the Desert.
Los Angeles, Cal., July 30. When
H. H. McVaughaen, a 74-year-old
desert scouts looked out of the win
dow of a Pullman, he. felt like Rip
Van Winkle awaking from his 20
The train was rushing him through
a new world.
For 20 years he was buried in the
depths of Death Valley. For 30 years
before that he was an Indian fighter
and desert scout, and his record is
one of continuous, thrilling adven
ture. "Desert life isn't lonesome," de
clared the lean and seared American
Arab, puffing his pipe and regarding
a street car with considerable Inter
est. "Why, there's something doing
every minute in Death Valley. When
you're wrestling with eight mines,
hunting lost tenderfoots, searching
for lost mines, you don't get lone
some. "There are 800 people in my sec
tion of the valley. We regard that as
.a- big crowd. It seems to us of the
desert that we're living in congested
quarters when we can see our near
est neighbor's roof over the horizon."
McVaughaen is recognized by the
U. S. government as its greatest liv
ing scout He has found 387 men aiid
women wandering, lost and dying
from thirst in the desert.
His most notable exploit was guid
ing a government expedition against
Geronimo, the famous Indian war
rior. He qualified for a hero medal by
crawling six miles over the burning
sands, without water, dragging a
shattered leg, to save a tenderfoot
who lost himself hunting for a cache
McVaughaen discovered Bullion
Mountain, the famous hill of gold.
He has eight mines and dug the shaft
on each himself. From them he has
The state employs him as a .mine
The Countess of Warwick some
times finds that her title rather in
terferes with her efforts as a reform
er. "I suppose," she once observed
at a public meeting, "that you have
all come here to give your support
to the resolution in favor of the medi
cal inspection of school children?
"Oh, no, we haven't," said a voice.
"We've come to see you!"
An American actress rs to appear
on foreign stages in "corsetless
gowns and diamond-encrusted stock
ings." This may put an end to for
eign actresses appearing before us in