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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI.
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who want to study
' primitive man In
M his native surround-
YA InK-s are respeet-
savages liavu hither
to been unknown to civilization, Cer
tainly they liavo not been contaminated
by the white man. They appear to
hnve virtues and vices all their own.
In fact they appear to he sul veneris
since they have been Isolated and have
developed along a line particularly
The .Ilharos arc devll-worshlpers,
linong other things. Hellevlng In
neither a heaven nor a hell, they wor
ship a sort of demon, who appears
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u vegetable concoction unknown to
whites. Continued bigamists, the
braves are Jealous of all their wives,
and punish unfaithfulness mercilessly.
There Is no Institution of marriage.
They have no ceremonies connected
with the changing seasons. In hunt
ing and fishing, the methods of the
Jlharos differ from those of all other
The Jlbaro Indians were discovered
by an expedition Into the Jungle of
Southern Ecuador, undertaken by
Harold E. Anthony and George K.
Cherrie for the American Museum of
Natural History, New York, for the
purpose of obtaining rare specimens
of birds and mammals. Mr. Anthony,
who Is assistant of mammals at the
museum told of his nine months stay
nnd many thrilling experiences among
this primitive people.
"The Jlharos are the first tribe of
Indians I have met," said Mr. An
thony, "that do not believe In a
benign being. The people have no
hereafter to look forward to, nnd no
sins to look back upon. They are
happy, none the less, and not had
If you treat them civilly. Naturally
superstitious, they worship, or rather
cater to, n sort of devil, whom only
n few medicine men nre privileged to
"The medicine men on occasions
drink n terrible concoction unknown to
whites even since the days of homo
brew. This makes them 1 beastly
drunk, and In their hallucinations they
claim they see this devil, of whom they
inquire what luck they will have on
their hunting expeditions. Since the
expeditions are always for the taking
of the wives of other tribes and In
cidentally killing their husbands, the
devil Is invariably ready to fall In line
with the plans of the braves. When
the orgy Is over, the hunt begins, and
does not end until several heads are
tnken or lost,
"One of our party drank a tiny bit
of the concoction, and almost Inunedl
ntely claimed he was 'seeing things.
When he got out of the trnnce, he
said ho was not surprised that the
men, urged on by this strangely Influ
ential demon, became wild. Of course,
only the medicine men nre permitted
to commune with the devil, hut such
Is their Invariable reaction, that they
make their followers believe In the
power of the devil even though the
latter have not taken a drop of the
"It Is not surprising thnt the medi
cine men have such an Influence over
the savages. Kcuador abounds In
strnnge trees with whose sap these
Indians have experimented from gen
eration to generation. Kven the shrubs
and flowers have drug properties of
which modern medicine has as yet
"Hut the medicine men seem to
have made a specialty of the most
bitter of the herbs and the most fiery
of the saps for their purposes. They
use a mixture, the secret of which
they nlone know, which, when rubbed
on one's body, Is supposed to keep
nway the evil spirits. In this manner
they control the superstitious .lilmros,
and there is not n tribesman who does
not believe Implicitly In the power of
these leaders of theirs.
"Hesides the devil-worshiping coil'
coctlons and the mixture designed to
keep away the evil-spirits, there are
saps used for their purely medicinal
properties. Among these Is a sort of
quinine which, Is used as a cure-all,
and a medicine designed to preserve
youth, or, at least, encourage longevity,
Poets Always Victims,
The ahsentmlndedness of poets nnd
artists and their carelessness about
personal appearance has often given
matter for mirth. Tho stories about
Morris and his friends lu Oxford gain
In plcturesqueness from Morris' efforts
to keep the others straight while
erring widely himself. Less well known
Is the tale of tho Husslnn fabulist
Krvlov Grandfather Krvlov, ns he
(.us called, tho title expressing the af
"A man's aflluence among Uie
Jlharos Is measured by the number of
wives he can capture for himself, be
cause each warrior must defend his
household against the jealousy of
others In his tribe, and because he lias
faithfulness. The women In most
cases seem to be happy enough with
their lot, and submit to their lord and
master's will. Hut some are of u rebel
"Sanctioned by the rest of the com
munity, a terrifically painful punish
ment Is Indicted on the erring wife
by her husband. The warrior chops
at the top of his squaw's head with
a little hatchet, until all the hair Is
removed. lie Is careful to see, how
ever, that the hatchet does not pene
trate the skull,
"If the woman Is still obdurate, the
husband pins her to the ground by
running a spear through a limb.' In
this position she Is kept for two and
three days at a stretch, and food and
water are brought to her regularly
until the period of the punishment
terminates. If. In spite of her suffer
ing, the woman Is still alive and un
repentant, and refuses to live with
her master, she Is killed outright.
"These punishments, the .Ilharos feel
In their crude way, are justified, for,
doesn't the devil order them to hunt
for the women, nnd do they not kill
their enemies In a fair fight? And
do they not adopt the children of their
enemies as children, not as slaves, and
provide for them and for their
"The hunt Is fearfully difficult, be
cause of the Impenetrable Jungle
through which the warriors must pass.
Sometimes they tramp along animal 1
trails, hut as often ns not, they must
cut their way through the terrific
Jungle wllli a knife. Yet, although a
man may already have three wives,
he will endure all manner of hard
ships to obtain another for himself,
because the medicine man has so or
dered. "Thrusting their lithe, copper-colored
bodies among some dense shrubbery,
the braves poison their arrows with
another mysterious vegetable concoc
tion, and shoot them from a blow gun
Into the hacks of the unsuspect
ing savages. The forest growth gives
them an advantage, nnd when the
fighting Is over, the women and chil
dren belonging to the men killed,
peacefully follow their new masters
to their new home.
"The Jlbaro braves carry the heads
of their victims back In triumph to
their village, and mount them. After
much molding, probably in the pres
ence of his new wife, the warrior
makes the head as smnll as a fist,
with the aid of another of the Innum
erable vegetable compounds with
which thu district seems to abound.
Filling the skull with sand and peb
bles, the .Ilharo Is ready for the great
ceremonial dance, In celebration of
"The scalp dance Is probably the only
ceremonial dunce which this tribe ob
serves. Only thu men participate In
fection of n wide circle of friends.
This delightful ninu and poet took llfu
very easily, though lie could hardly lie
called lazy, since he made remarkably
strenuous efforts when some subject
roused him to master it at cmo timo
It might be thu Greek language, at an
other a Hindu conjuring trick. Hut al
ways ho was absolutely and consist
ently Indifferent about dress. Conse
quently It was only upon rare occa
sions that ho made himself tidy and
even his tidiness was not always ex
actly correct. Once at a big dinner
It. Their decorations consist of
brightly colored stuffed birds which
hang down to their waist, and n crown
of feathers In the shape of a corona
on their heads. For the rest, they
are practically naked. And as they
dance around and around, holding the
shrunken heads which they have hide
ously painted, their new wives and
children look on. Hut they do not
"The men were willing, even eager
to pose for photographs, we found, but
the women and children dared not for
fear there was a bogey man or some
thing in the lens of the camera. They
are superstitious enough to think that
If a picture of them is defaced or torn,
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me Mtmu iiuii win iiiipien u mum.
"One of our party who tried hard to
obtain the picture of u particularly '
winsome little girl, could not succeed
until he had given her a present. I
ICven then, she was unwilling, until
her father ordered her to stand In
front of the camera, which she did
tremblingly. He felt Indifferent about
her attitude before, but after she had
accepted the present, he felt she was
morally bound to face the stranger.
"There are no sun dnnces or rnln
dances as there Is plenty of both. In
deed, there Is no need for these In-
dlans to depend upon the weather at
all. In the first place there Is no room
for much planting, as It Is too much
trouble to hack down the trees, nnd
In the second there Is plenty of hunt
lug and fishing to he done, which
makes agriculture only a pastime
confined to the planting of u little corn
"The Jlharos are very fond of catch
ing nnd eating monkeys. The skillful
brave need use no arrow or gun to
obtain one of these animals for ho
has learned to duplicate the monkey's
call exactly. Certain thnt Its mate or
another monkey Is calling It, the un
fortunate little animal Jumps out of
some tree, and Is promptly caught by
the experienced tribesman.
"Most of the inainmuls we caught
were killed by the natives with strange
blow pipes. These pipes nre 10 to
15 feet long. An expert blowing n lit t lu
ball of hat'd clay through one can
easily kill his object at a distance of
"The natives' method of fishing Is
to poison the stream at Intervals with
a pulp called burhuseo, which stupe
fies tin fish, Hut, so remarkable Is
this pulp, that what Is poisonous to
the fish, Is harmless to man, and so
the fish are edible.
"Hlrds can be captured alive If they
Imbibe of a certain potion which puts
them In a trance without Injuring
party lie arrived In n new evening
suit fresh from the tailor's, with tho
buttons still wrapH'd up In tissue pa
per. Hut It didn't matter, his friends
were too fond of liliu to let him sti
poso they had noticed the superfluous
trimming, ami one very dear friend
found a suitable moment to remove IU
Christian Science Monitor.
Should Have Been Enough.
Hunny Have you had anything
Toucan Only a mouthful.
RAPID RISE FOR LEGION MAN
Colonel Shauuhnessy's Career Hat
Deen on the Upgrade Since He
Was a Boy.
When he wni In the army, Colonel
Bdwnrd II. Shuughne&sy's career wan
on the upgrade.
Now that he has
returned to civil
life and Joined
Fidelity post of
Legion In New
York city, he has
from n $2.1,000
Job to one which
pays $5,000 a
nessy wns Induced by Postmaster Gen
ernl Will liny to sncrltlce bin posi
tion as assistant director of the Amer
ican Petroleum Institute, New York
city, to become second assistant post
"I understand you've taken a $.1,000
a year Job," said a correspondent who
"Does it pay that?" he asked. "I'd
forgotten to ask about the salary."
The salary is a minor consideration
now, but It would have been different
In the days when Colonel Shaughnesy
worked as a messenger boy In Chi
cago. When he was 15 years old he
became ticket agent and a year later
telegraph operator for the Chicago k
Northwestern railroad. Successively
he was ehlef operator, assistant train
dispatcher, assistant trainmaster and
trainmaster. When the superintend
ent of the road was 111 he took charge.
Colonel Shaughnessy Joined the
Thirteenth engineers as first lieutenant
when the war broke out. He studied
French until he spoke It fluently, and
worked up a book of rules adopting
American methods to French practice.
He was promoted fast. I'ralse came
to him from Hrlg. Gen, George Van
Horn Moseley, assistant chief of staff,
for his work as superintendent of the
transportation corps In the Chntcau
Thlerry region, ond as general super
intendent at Is-sur-TIlle during the St.
Mlhlel and Meuse-Argnnnc offensives,
and as general manager In the zone
General Pershing gave him the Dis
tinguished Service medal "for excep
tionally meritorious and distinguished
MADE LEGION DRIVE SUCCESS
Dare Devil Louisiana Man Put
Thrills Into Campaign for
When Anthony Kelley wns dis
charged from the nnvy In New Or
leans, I.n he found the life of a land
lubber terribly devoid of thrill nnd
peril. He had been going to sea since
the age of fifteen nnd he missed the
excitement of stormy nights In tho
dizzy heights of the crow's nest and
hnlr-ralslng trips on the ropes far
above the deck.
With the start of n membership
campaign of Hollln post of the Ameri
can Legion In New Orleans, Kelley
blossomed out ns a professional dare
devil to assist his fellow Legionnaires
In attracting nttentlon. Ho climbed a
ling pole atop the city hall, several
hundred feet above the pavement and
rocked back and forth trying to break
the pole. A net stretched below was
all that was between the daring Le
gionnaire and some exceedingly hard
Kelley was unable to break the flag
pole, however. So he scaled an eighteen-story
building and hung from the
coping by his toes. Film companies
rushed camera men to take motion
pictures of the feat nnd the Legion
membership drive wns n success.
"None of It was ns thrilling as the
four years and four months I was In
the war zone," Kelley declares. He
Kelley Atop City Hall Flag Pole,
was plying between American nnd
Kuropean ports when war was de
clared. He entered the navy as an
ensign and was discharged In April,
1010. Ho continued In service ns an
olllcer of the Merchant Marine until
Do Not Have to Pay Poll Tax.
Hacked by the American Legion, a
law providing for the registration of
ull ex-service men of all wars In the
state of Montana was passed by the
legislature. Tho new act exempts all
ex-scrvlco men from payment of the
poll tax and requires each county as
sessor to keep a record of the mimes
nnd organizations of all veterans with
in his county. It In expected that oth
u Ktutes will take similar action soon
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A sworn statement of purity is with
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However, if you wish first to try this
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Knew What He Wanted.
He is n bright little patron of the
branch library and knows well the
books suitable to his age and grade.
However, the more difficult and un
familiar titles of the high school read
ing lists for which he Is frequently
sent (sometimes stump him.
"I want the three mosquiters," he
unnnunced hurriedly on his last visit.
"You mean the 'Three Musketeers,'"
said the librarian, noting the list from
which he was reading.
"Maybe I do," he agreed promptly.
Then he chuckled good humoredly,
"Anyhow, they're both good drawers
of blood," he added.
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ANCIENT AND MODERN ROME
World-Famous Buildings Occupy
Sacred Sites In the Old "Capital
of the World."
Ancient Home was built on the hills
south of the Hlver Tiber. Trnditlon
regarded the I'alatlne as the site of
Honnilus' Urbs Quadrata. Kxcavatlons
have brought to light remains of
earlier settlement nnd a pre-hlstorlc
necropolis. The capltollne was the
center of republican and Imperial
Koine. One of tho prlncipnl ancient
monuments is Hadrian's mausoleum,
which, as the castle of St. Angelo, was
tho citadel of medieval Home. West
of this stood Caligula's circus, In which
Nero tortured the Christians; its site
Is now occupied by St. I'eter's, the chief
shrine of Homan Catholicism, reputed
to be the largest church In thu world,
occupying 18,000 square yards and
measuring 4H5 feet in its highest part.
North of St. I'eter's Is the Vatican
palace, which covers acres and
comprises over 1,000 halls, chapels and
rooms. The pantheon, built by Agrip
pa In 27 H. C. nnd restored by Hadrian,
Is said to be the best preserved ancient
building In the city.
An argument between n man nnd
his wife had been going on for some
lime, nnd at last tho woman ex
"I Mippose you think I am a per
"None of us, my dear, Is perfect,"
:ame the soft answer.
"He pressed his cheek to hers. Tho
'olor left her cheek."
"You mean he nibbed It off?"
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FOUND SILENCE ONLY REFUGE
Under the Circumstances, It Would
Seem, Mrs. Paula's Friend Had
Made Wise Decision.
Now, everybody In town knows that
Mrs. I'aula I'latt was talking of mak
ing a visit to her married daughter
In Ohio. She had been talking abont
it for two years, but nge and the nat
ural timidity of n woman long a widow
had postponed the great event from
month to month, until the neighbors
began to wonder whether it would erex
come to pnss.
So one morning when Uncle Tom
Flitters met a friend of Mrs. Paula's,
there was a twinkle In his eyes as bj
"When is Mrs. Hnula goln' out tr
"Don't nsk me," said the other. "1
don't know nothln' about It. If I tell
her to go, she says we all want to
get rid of her; and if I tell her to stay
at home, she says 1 am mean. I olnt
sayln' a word I" Philadelphia Ledger.
There You Are.
"What Is the shape of the worldl"
asked the village schoolmaster.
"Don't know sir," piped the clnBS.
"Well, what Is tho shape of mjf
"No, no; I don't mean thnt one, I
mean the one I use on Sundnys."
"Now, then; what is the shape f
"Square on week days nnd rounO
on Sundays, sir I"
"We arrived just In time."
"What do you mean?"
"I could tell from the way they Dri
ed when they let us Into their house
that they were Just in the midst
of a line little family quarrel."
To Be Washed.
"What do you think of the elephant.
Hud?" "Glad 1 haven't got ears llktt