RACE OF MILIUM
ι YEARS AGO HUMAN
Scientists Find "Peking Wom
an" Had Hands Like Those
of Modern Peopie.
By the Associated Press.
PEEPING. June 2fl.—A creature with
Irian's hands, but seemingly some other
kind of feet, lived in China 1,000,000
A wrist bone and a toe bone to prove
this were described yesterday by Dr.
Davidson Black, world-famous Canadian
anatomist, attached to the Rockefeller
Both bones apparently belonged to
the sensational "Peking woman." or her
tribe. The wrist bone goes far toward
establishing her as "truly human," one
of the mothers of the human race,
living life certainly far higher than
that of any species of animal known
Skull Was Fossilized.
The top of the "Peking woman's"
Skull was found in Chouhoutien caves
In geological formations which scientists
Identified as 1,000.000 years old. The
Situation showed good reason to believe
that this skull was laid down in the
cave before the rocks formed, and in
the 1.000.000 years since turned to
mineral along with them.
More recently other bones—all frag
ments—have been found in the same
caves, all similarly fossilized In the same
ancient rock strata. Tnese include, be
sides the wrist and toe fragments, a
Next to the superior type of ancient
brain indicated by the woman's skull,
the wrist bone is the big find. For it
points to the kind of hand no animal—
not even the great anthropoid apes—
vas ever known to possess. This is a
hand capable of doing "work" with
tools In the human sense. In the
theories of evolution, this development
by man's early ancestors of a hand
that could fashion tools has been rated
as one of the supreme achievements.
Brain Due t« Hand.
It has been argued even that the
superior human brain developed as a
result of the hand—rather than vice
versa. Ability to do skillful things
with the hand built up new brain
twists, with growth In brain capacity
Previously these caves have yielded
evidences of the crude flint "tools,"
like those now found in many other
earts of the world, and all credited to
Dr. Black, summarising his studies
today, said: "There can be no doubt
that Sinanthropus (the Peking wom
an) was of truly human status."
In a report to the Chinese Geo
logical Society he said: "This maker
of stone artifacts, crude though they
must have been, had hands differing
in no essential from our own."
Study of what appears to be the
terminal toe bone, however, suggests,
according to Dr. Black, that the feet
of Sinanthropus differed quite widely
from the modern type. He says that
further research will be required be
fore this point can be cleared.
ADMR. COFFMAN'S BURIAL
IS SCHEDULED TOMORROW
Retired Naval Officer to Be Interred
at Annapolis at
Vice Admiral De Witt Ooffman, U.
Β. Ν., retired, who died Monday at his
home, in Jamestown, Η. I., will be
buried tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock
In the Naval Cemetery at An
The admiral, who was 78. and had
been retired from active service since
November, 1818, is survived by his
widow and a son, Cotmtr. Richard j
Boush Coffman A native of Shenan- '
doah County. Va„ Admiral Coilman |
graduated from the Naval Academy In ι
the class of '78. 1
MISS MARY MARK DIES
81-Year-01d Employe of Work
House to Be Buried Here.
Funeral services for Miss Mary Ellen
Mark. 81, for many years an employe
of the District Workhouse, who died
yesterday after an illness of several
months, will be held at 10 a.m. tomor
row at the home of her niece, Mrs. j
George G. Jones, 436 Fifteenth street
northeast. Burial will be in Cedar Hill
Miss Mark was born in Lebanon, Pa., I
and came to this city in 1904, She was
employed at the workhouse while it
was In the District, and later when it
moved to Occoquan, Va.
! ASKS $125 DAMAGES
Girl's Guardian Bues Montgomery '
School Board for Injurie·.
Special Dispatch to The Star.
ROCK VILLE, Md., June 29—Etta
Wheeler of the upper section of the
county, through her guardian. Clarence
Steele, has filed suit in the Circuit Court
here against the Montgomery County
Board of Education, claiming $125 dam
ages for alleged person?. 1 injuries sus
tained in a bus accident on the Mar
tlnsburg-Dickerson road on June 8.
It Is represented in the declaration
that th2 plaintiff was seriously injured
when a school bus in which she was
riding, and which was operated by
Spenoer Fisher, ran off the road. The
£laintlff is represented by the Rockviile
iw firm of Peter & Simpson.
Held Youngest Graduate.
LEONARDTOWN, Md., June 28
(Special).—Miss Jane Knott. II, dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. George Knott
of Palmers, Md , was .«aid to be the
youngest pupil In St. Marys County to
Keceive her elemantary school diploma
on June 13. She will be one of the
youngest to enter the new Margaret
Brent High School this Pall.
A square inch of skin on the palm
of the hand contains about 2800 sweat
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ARTESIAN WELLS DELAY
L STREET BRIDGE WORK
Gushing Stream· of Water From
Rock Creek Bed Prevent
Artesian wells in Rock Creek, down
stream of Pennsylvania avenue, are de
laying construction of a new bridge at
1 L street in conjunction with the Rock
Creek and Potomac Parkway develop
This was learned today when it be
came known that the contractor, the
W. C. Briddell Co. of Baltimore, is en
countering great spurts of water which
gush out of Rock Creek and hamper
attempts to sink abutments for the new
The contractor has now gone down
about 30 feet in an attempt to reach
solid rock, but so far without success.
How much farther he will have to go
In addition to a regular day shift, a
night shift comes on about 4 p.rr. and
works until midnight. Under present
plans the bridge Is expected to be com
pleted some time in August, but if the
water continues to gush forth the engi
neers do not know how much longer
this may take.
Woman Head of Logan-Thomae
Circle Association for 8 Years
Is Presented With Oavel.
Mrs. Ella M. Thompson, for eight
years president of the Logan-Thomas
Circle Citizens' Association, was pre
sented with a gavel last night at a
meeting of the association In recogni
tion of her long service.
Mrs. Thomas recently was elected to
serve another term as head of the or
The meeting last night was the last of
the Summer and took the form of a re
ception. There was an extensive pro
gram of music.
At a short business meeting which
preceded the reception the possibility of
staging a July 4 carnival in conjunc
tion with the Central Business Men's
Association was discussed, but no final
Window Smasher Sought.
Police are searching for an unidenti
fied colored man suspected of breaking
the show window of the Ross Jewelry
Co., 702 Seventh street, early today, and
escaping with several wrist watches
valued at about $30. Detective John
Wise and police of the first precinct
were given a description of the man,
who was seen loitering In the vicinity.
NEW GOLD STRIKE
So Rich Ore Is Being 'Moiled.'
Discoverers See $900,
By the Associated Press.
SEWARD, Alaska, June 29.—Elwyn
Swetman. Seward druggist, arrived yes
terday from a new gold strike et Nuka
Bay and said an inspection of the Bab- j
cock tunnel slope, where the original !
strike was made, revealed 6 inches of1
ore so rich It was being "moiled" down !
"Moiling" consists of chipping the
rock away from the hunks of gold.,
"Its richness is unbelievable," said
Swetman, who with others, is financing
prospectors in the region.
The strike was made 200 feet from
the Portal tunnel at about the same
Swetman cautioned against a stam
pede except by those who have money
enough to finance themselves for a year.
Nuka Bay is about 250 miles southeast
of Cordova, the nearest city.
Fred Johanson and Ε. E. Smith,
miners, who said they made the strike,
estimated the ledge contained 300,000,
000 tons of ore assaying $3 a ton.
The ore was revealed when a great
glacier-fed lake on a mountain swept
away part of the peak.
Johanson and Smith, who said the
find was the "biggest ledge of gold in
the world," have staked out 22 claims.
"The lake washed the entire side of
the mountain away," Johanson said,
"exposing a ledge 1.800 feet wide and
1,500 feet high. We traced the ledge
back a mile and a half."
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