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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. o o 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.