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GERMAN ROYAL FAMILY GROUP
olten and their little child.
tlrs is the latest photograph of Prince August W'llhelm. fourth son of
the emperor of Germany; his wife. who was Princess Victoria of Schleswig
Mlolsteln. and their little child.
PRINCESS IS A "FAN"
,Marie of Sweden Roots for Hus
$econd Son of King and His Wife In
troduced Great American Game of
Baeball as a Summer Sport
in the North.
Stockholm. - Prince Wilhelm of
Sweden and his charming wife, Prin
ees Marie. a daughter of Grand Duke
Paul Alexandrowich. uncle of the
esar, have become baseball "fans."
with the intention of interesting the
officer of the capital and their wives
in the sport.
For many years the prince has been
rated a keen football player, making
his fellow countrymen realistthat the
spring and autumn months should be
uttlised with games, as well as the
winter days. when skiing, snowshoe
sag and skating are the pastimes.
But with the advent of the last
Olympic games In the capital came
the great American game of baseball.
Daily the prince and his wife could
be seen in the midst of an interested
group of nobility watching the Amer
lean athletes play.
As the prince watched Thorpe and
his colleagues pitching and batting
the ball he would grow greatly excit
PriMoee Marie f Sweden.
4e, picking up the American "fan"
bhmraes and urging on the men. The
'prleeas, too, would follow the intriew
els of the game, now and then queo
emlag her royal hubeead on the
meana o ertain plays.
A wheo PriMee Wilhelm started a
h.m ela b his wife at eDar began
ho lterest he trieami. nvery day at
the practice of her buheands teem.
wheh was ene of the oumr oramaued
as the eaital, the prmes, dressed it
Smaamer that bhas w her the title
ot as "meet smatly geowed wome"
ef Merwy,. Swedes sad Denmart,
vwe be is the Meamhers learni
e points of the gams.
hoe etise eeentry tres orw lateo
gnlad is bseball, elan had, as it
wmU aneveeod leal sa ,ttes. and
n- Ma1nesi that weal- and ehurehly
dem, wea rIag with the etnUes
m ot ne w sport ean a team was
a dase iormedst Upalk toe, vestured
lbhe tis MwR> 1 m erw same, and
U NETlEST VASSAR UIRL
k p o . Ln n, this at.
"-ho * v . a ose mkonr s
,e-e ae s-e er or hnr
As She ai*0e-.pt a
the rivalry of the two towns became
With the sanction of the prince, a
league has been formed and baseball
is bound to become as popular in
Sweden as it has in America. The
princess delights especially in having
with her at all the games the wives
and daughters of the American min
ister and the attaches of the legation
in Strandvagen. Her pretty English
is becoming charmingly studded with
phrases such as one hears at every
game of baseball in America, and her
knowledge of the game is very nearly
as great as that of Prince Wilhelm.
CANNIBALS LIVED IN BOSTON
Professor Harvey W. Shlmer Finds
Actual First Settlers Relished
Boston.-That New England's pre
historic man-who antedates the old
est inhabitants from 3,000 to 10,000
years. was a cannibal and of the
orang-outang type, is the contention
of Harvey W. Shimmer, assistant pro
fessor of palentology at the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Shlmer has unearthed
strange utensils and remains in a
shell mound at Ipswich which show
that the earliest type there dwelt
from 3,000 to 5,.000, and perhaps 10,000
years ago, less than 40 miles from
the heart of Boston.
At Ipswich also pieces of broken
bones of a human victim that. Pro
fessor Shimer declares, was undoubt
edly being sacrificed to gratify a can
nibal appetite, were found.
Professor Shimer said: "There were
a number of bones broken into short
er pieces-human bones-which indi
cate that the earliest type of man
was a cannibal.
"At another kitchen-midden, which
I explored at Gardner's Island, off the
Long Island shore. I found that the
remains of a great auk. a bird now ex
tinct, and pottery utensils made in
the most primitive fashion, wholly
unlike the European prehistoric pot
tery, indicating that these early peo
ple lived here before the invasion of
the European types."
HERE'S CURE FOR BRAIN FAG
Kenyon Painter Returns From Wilds
of Africa With Trophies and a
Remedy for Racked Nerves.
New York.-Kenyon Painter, big
game hunter, sportsman and natural
let. of Cleveland. Ohio. has returned
from an eight months' big game hunt
in central East Africa. In addition
to a great number of trophies and
birds, he brings with him a bit of
first-hand advice and a "cure" for
"I tell you," he said. for bringing a
man back to a natural state of health
-for clearing the cobwebs from a
city man's brain and the mist from
his eyes-there is nothing like a stay
In the forests of East Africa.
"The climate is superb and after
yeo have tramped a month or two. or
riddes a mule until you feel you have
become part of him, and, above all,
have enjoyed life in the open, day
and night-it is then you begin to feel
that yes are really living and you to
vert to a state of natural, primitive
M other Re esu Own ls y.
Woreseter, Mass.-Mrs. Karl Hill
am reee~d from drowning her eight
yearold son Roy. who had broken
threugh a spring hole in the ice in a
pN near his home. She had been in
town shopping and returned past the
rsteadt has hone etmiatr lheored
by tw, elasse.
The seleeto of Mss Markls ntttes
h t a eMpnlems poultsm In oem.
meneent exelmed As a sphe
ms It gave haer the right to lead the
moes dasteal, a distsamesm as
great as ay eoveted by Vassar girls.
Pmues Per Rat Tails.
Iamden,--hrmero In Kset and IS
a are seSbto emn a ugsue of
d. tr tails of whteb they pa a
mr eash The pee g ear
MONEY IS DESPISED TRASH
Love, Kindness, Baseball and "Mov.
ies" Make Isle of Guam a Para
dise, Says Captain Brackett.
Chicago.- There is a tiny speck on
the map of the South Sea.. It is
found by drawing a line due east
1,500 miles from Manila. At the end
of the line is the world's only UItopia,
320 square miles in extent, where
money is not needed, used or desired.
It is the Island of Guam.
Capt. W. Brackett. United States
nRarine corps, vice-governor and chief
justice of the little island. visited the
marine headquarters of Chicago and
smiled a bored smile at the mention
"Money is just so much metal or
paper." he said, and waved his hand
in repudiation of everything that can
be purchased. "Over in Guam every
body is happy and no one wishes
for money. Guam is the one spot of
complete content in all the world be
cause it has no money system."
Not even a system of exchange or
barter obtains among the 13,000
brown-skinned men who make up the
"Nature has given the inhabitants
everything they can wish," the cap
tain explained. "Their good food
grows on trees before their doors.
They build their own huts and occa
sinally weave garments for them
selves. That ends thieir work. They
are not lazy, but they do not work.
Every one is happy there. Kindness
and love and baseball and moving pic
turres are all there is to life. And
what more could be wishled?
"We established a moving picture
show," Captain lrackett said. "and
the natives are wild over it. It gives
them the only motive they have for
doing work, and now every woman on
the island has taken to raising chick
ens, as ten hen's eggs will secure ad
mission to the show. The baseball
games are free."
Captain Brackett obtained leave of
absence to go to his home in Peoria.
EARL AN ARDENT SUFFRAGIST
London's Political Clubs Certain That
Beauchamp Will Be Canada's
Londqn--lt Is now definitely stated
in political clubs that Earl Beau
champ, pronounced Beecham. will sue
ceed the Duke of Connaught as gov
ernor general of Canada.
Lord Beauchamp married Lady Let
tice Grosvenor. a sister of the Duke
of Westminster, in 1902. They have
two sons and four daughters. Beau
champ commenced his public career
at the age of twenty-three by becom
ing mayor of the City of Woseester,
at twenty-five he was made a member
of the old London school board and
surprised England by receiving the
governorship of New South Wales
when he was just over twenty-seven.
He was extremely popular in New
Beauchamp is an ardent suffragist
and once received a deputation from
the suffragettes. Lady Beauchamp is
musical as well as sporting and is a
first rate organist, a good whip and a
very keen gardener. She defies super
stitton by wearing a magnificent set
of opals at every function.
FIND RECORD OF FORTUNE
Bottle Discovered Beside Skeleton
Contains inventory of Wealth Be
longing to Empress Eugeni.
Perpignan. Irance.-Soldiers hayv
discovered near the old fortifeations
at Montiouls a buried bottle contaJa
lag what purports to be an loventory
of jewels and money intrasted to Man
del Peres for conveyance to the moth
er of Empress Nygane at Madrid. The
document is stamped with the seals of
the seeeod empire, and is dated Sept.
4, 187. It places the vale of the
Jewels, whrl were pements from 3m
rpean soverelgns to Uapress E
gaee, at 44,00.00 franes and the
money at 20,O0 franes. Close to the
bottle a skelMeton was unearthed.
out badgers to wage war upon this
and other apseies of vermin. In Bue
t-shammre and eesbrdshire where
baders are pltttrll membem of the
Klt and Ssse badger elhe arm
mapturlg the sanimals for removal to
the aother emmties.
"A mas with erve rsad one wih a
prr make a od working omba
"Jm wht if thre dendet am
Do the Wicked
By REV. J. H. RALSTON.
Secretry of Corrennpoadnce Dep.rtmeal.
Mood ,ibic laitte. Chicago
TEXTr-"iii that Is uInrigliht its,. lit him
do ulnrglhtulnll s s still: and h-l that to
filthy. liet him i,. ntuilh filthy still: and
he that Is rigIIteuIs. let himl dio rtghtei.is
ness still: ltid hie that i hdly. 1.t huin be
made holy still.' Rev. I It, A. RI V.
Do the wicked
when they die?
Probably the vast
majority of those
who ever consider
this question with
out deep thought
say the.v certainly
do, for men are
to rlender aCCount
to God for the
deeds done in the
tesht. and when a
twan dies his ac
c('ltlit is c'losIed
is it lnot wise to
matter a littlti cartiful ly?
(Our thouitsi are , ir s-tnted from
the \;evaiticel s nlltdpoillnt as to the
nattire ii f ili -statlii. aid outtitthne of
silt. The ni idely prevalint iodl'ertn.
thoutighi errolneous. "i, of sin mlakes
it rather ian advante t haitn a disadl
vantage. Adamtis fall b-ing ulipardll
rather than downward.
One of the first suggestions is that
sin is self-perpetuating. It is a coim
mon saying that one sin leads to an
other-that sin follows sin somewhat
automatically. Sin., however, is not
to be considered as consisting chiefly
In outward transaction, but in the
motive that is hbehind it. When a man
dies his personality with its stamped
character continues, and reason would
say that his course of action with re
spect to the moral law is to continue.
Professor Denney says: "The very
conception of human freedom involves
the possibility of its permanent mis
use, or what our Lord himself calls
'eternal sin.' "
The punishment of sin is not today
held up before the transgressor. but
rather the sin itself. Is not the sin
really the great evil? It may be said
that if a man can cease from sin out
wardly in this life, sin may not be
come permanent. But this ceasing I
from sin is by almighty power alone.
and this power is denied after death.
If it is further said that man by the
mere force of his own will can cease
from sin, we reply that the ceasing is
only In the outward manifestation.
and not in the real sinning, which be
longs to the motive.
Meager light is thrown on the achiv
ity of the wicked after death, but we
know the scripture teaches that men
I who die in sin go to dwell with the
devil and his angels. What is the em
ployment of the devil? Does any one
who beli-ves in a personal devil be
lieve that he does not c-ontinue to sin?
Is he not intensely active, the instiga
tor of all the cruelty, oppression, wars,
abominations, lies and wretchedness
In the universe? If so, what about
those whom scripture calls his chil
dren? Jesus said they do the deeds
of their father, and are they any less
children after death than before?
There is no evidence that after
death there is a cessation from sin it
we consider the employment or expe
rlences of the inhabitants of the other
world. As to heaven, about which we
know much more than about hell, we
learn the employment of the right
eons. There Is no intimation of sln
ning. there is consequently no gospel
preaching. mission work. social regen
eration, or anything of that kind. but
the lnhabitants of heaven are engaged
in the praise of God, In worshiping
him in his glorious majesty, and doing
his behests whatever they may be. In
the text we read that he that itd
righteous is to do righteousness still,
and he that is holy. Is to be made
more holy. Some one might say, "If
the conditions In this life have a ten
dency to perpetuate themselves, will
not Christians who show imperfection
by sinning, continue to show their
imperfection in heaven In the same
way?" We might admit that if we
did not have the direct teaching of
scripture that there is no sin in heavr
en, nothing that defiles, that works
abomination or makes S lie. From
analogy we would conclude from the
employment of the Inhabitants of
heaven, the employment of the wicked
will be unrighteous or sinful.
The teaching of scripture, though
not abundant. seems to be clear. Jesus
said (Mark 3:29. A. R. V.) that if a
man sin against the Holy Grost be
shall be guilty of an eternal sin. This
certainly teached that there Is at least
one eternal sin. a sin that continues
in action forever. Revelation 22:11"
seems to leave the matter beyond di.s
pute. and It Is well to observe that
this teaching comes at the very close
of the Bible. "He that is unrighteous
let him do unrighteousness still, and
he that Is filthy,. let him be made
filthy still." The marginal reading
suggests the phrase "yet more" for
the word "still" in each ease. Here,
eertaintly, the employment of the
wicked is clearly presented.
What a sad fate, doomed to eterna
alasinnng! The only eeesape is to have
the motive to sina removed by the in.
dwellng fife of Christ. Then the
habit o doing righteommness wll e
tabish the character that does right.
sameam. amS tmhe future I sata.
Casde Mtgemoery e rtes.
WIhie, Te-Complete returns tim
it out of 18 bae gie the opre a
majority of 6 tn" he local option elee
ties held in Mmtgmery County lab
ardmy. The antis have conceded the
elsetiom by a sm-B martnia.
L Petsrsbsru-The emperor hs
meerep the resisgation of N. Nal.
wase - mnister ot the Interior. The
AMONG 1TPIE !UPIUIAVOL
who have ever se t foot on
the mysteriots land of
Putumayo. a wilderness
the size of Kansas shut
in between wo tributa
ries of the Amazon. There
are no railways, no road%,
no telephones. no tele
graph. For six months
travel is possible by boat along the
rivers. For three months the rivers
drown one-half of the jungle. which
takes the aspect of an imprecise and
treacherous lake. For another three
months the virgin forest is dotted
everywhere with dangerous ooze holes.
a paradise for all the deadliest bac
teria. scorpions, snakes and all- the
seamy side of
This is the
land of rubber.
in whose un
have ,been com
nmite d by the
white man, if
we are to be.
lieve tile report
drawn by Sir
have charged L',' ,.
the Peruvian -
governnlent with refusing protection I
to the unfortunate aborigines whom I
the trader's greed has practically
forced into the rubber tapping bust- I
Peruvians, and among them a
Peruvian judge, who passed through
New York recently, and who had in
vestigated the charges, answered I
that English traders were directly
responsible for the Putumayo atroci- I
ties and that Peru, with its popula- 4
tion of four millions, scattered over I
700,000 square miles, cannot very I
well make the Jungle as safe or safer I
than the neighborhood of the Metro- I
pole hotel, says the New York
One man arrived in New York the 1
other day who has traveled the'
length and breadth of the Putumayo,
and who, in the present controversy,
has the good advantage of being a
neither a Peruvian nor an English-|t
man. His testimony. therefore, is
likely to be more impartial than that t
of Sir Roger Casement or of Judge
Georg von Hassel is German. as I
his .name indicates, a civil engineer a
by profession, explorer, geographer
and anthropologist ty taste. He has d
directed in the course of ten years a
nine different expeditions to survey 1
the northern regions of Peru. and has
published four maps (the only ones
In existence) of four different sections
of the Putumayo. Finally, he has in- i
troduced in the rubber regions an au- i
tomatte rubber tapping machine
which will in the near future enable a
the Indians to return undisturbed to
their primeval idleness.
"There is no doubt." Herr von Has
4lM said, "that the Putumayo natives
have been handled very brutally on
several occasions. Many have been
killed, although the figures mentioned I
by muckrakers are ridiculously exag- 1
gerated. It has been stated that I
some 25,000 Putumayo Indians have t
been murdered in the course of the t
last ten years. The truth is that i
there are not 100,000 wild Indians in
the whole republic of Peru. In the
Putumayo proper, which is the most i
Inhabitable part of the country, be
Ing right under the equator. I don't
think there are more than 3,000 abor
"On the other hand. you must not
believe that the Putumayo Indian is I
the meek, bleating lamb described in I
certain reports unfavorable to both
the Peruvian government and the
English traders. The 107 Indian
tribes Inhabiting the Peruvian forest a
are divided up into two main races. I
distingulishable by their weapons and
their habits. Those living on the I
right bank of the Amazon are rather
peaceful. using only one weapon, the
bow. and they never poison their ar
rows. The tribes living on the left I
bank of the Amazon (and this in
eludes the Putumayo region) are fond
of fighting and use as weapons spears
and blowpipes, whose darts are pots- 1
oned with curare.1
"Certain pieces of household furni
ture one finds very frequently In In
dian buts give an Inkling of what may
happen to careless meddlers be they
white or copper-colored. Catching ai
member of a hostile tribe and bring
ing home his head Is considered an
excellent sport. The head itself Is a
highly prized trophy. For reason of
convenience the Inside of the head
is removed, the teeth pulled out fort
use in makking belts or necklaces, the <
DUEL ON VERGE OF PRECIPICE
A terrible struggle on a mountain
pass. near a precipice of 3,000 feet.
has taken place on the south slopes of
the Bernina range, between an Italian
officer and a private. An Italian cau
ten house patrol under the command
of Leutenant Roccia, was visiting the
Alpine posts In the Valtellne on the
Rwiss froatler, when the officer had
to reprimand a soldier named Cell.
This man determined to have revenge
Fought to the Death.
A battle royal between four hons
and three polar bears caused great
excitement the other night In the vil
lage of Cauderan, near Bordeaux.
France. A traveling circus, with a
menagerie, had come to the village.
and during the night four lions, which
were penned in a cage alongside three
white bears, broke through the parti.
tloss and attacked the bears. There
was a furious struggle between the
seven wild bests, sad the whole vl.
Imes was awakened Wr their earsu
as eviden(, of hi. valor."
Indians are espeially cruel and mur
Sderous. The white man has little to
lips a a tribe i habits and isea
iom fok tire viitur is hntoardl larer
settle a ment's list. In certain tribes
no mat is entllwranced to marry unless
he can show Kee of those little heads
as evidence of his valor."
"Anothr haonly tlwomn ain which youldre
see now and the.n is a ladle whose
handle is made up of a dried human
"rm. This ds theot mean that the
Indians are especially cruel and msoon
derous. The white man has little tosh
fear from them. door ofided he finds ote
all about a tribe's habits and Cus
toms before vensticks laurind on one an Iothndian
settlement In anleou n front ofee three roundhat
stones at the entrance to a hut Itj
means: 'KEveep out, the master is out;
there are only women and children
"Disregard the warndians, let the
chiel find aou in his hut and aoon
afilter your head, conveniently hrnityk.
may adorn the door of hi n tent.
"Three sticks laid n one a cothde o
at a certain angle in front of the but
means: are verybody out.' Again deathople.
would be the penalty foner trepassd withg.
Shoot some of the Indians' domestic [
animals and a tlitle poisoned of coagno
will soon dispatch you into eternity 1
It Is the lay of the orest, aforend much
as we may object to such a code ough
laws, tot mu be conessed that thethieves away.
Indians are very law-abiding people.
"A rubber tree earings of the Juande
of one tapper is never tampered with
by another tapper. Masseny of coagu-the dl
lated rubber may ie left in the forest
unprotected The rubber twner's mark
stamped upon each piece tys enough the
to keep thieves away.
"Wof thile lorest Indians are not like
ly to molest a whitemaon who obm
serves all the rules ofa the ungle
code they seem to abhor the sigworkeht
of a black man. Many of the difficul
ties which arose in the Putumayo be.I
tween Indians and rubber traders and
led to acts of brutality on the prt
o f the latter were due to the act
that the En commolis-Amaonn under compya str
employed Barbados negroes as fors
men ed e Indians called them
'Taife' or devils carossd only wo h
under them then the wholed by she
v ered up with bamboo.er tppr ar
cruante d.t giveents cuthe ipression ofhr
tiravelsng circumanys tent. It has no wl.
liveows, and the doors are stro low that.
ine has t o stoop considerable to pe.j
rate lat te rosp. Around the eol .
olar spaeet. June cvered by the tolpers ar
coveparate groups ofwit hammocks for tha die
tance its fire. on which a large kettle ia
ept simmering cou tent. inuously. It oa.
dowins and sort of meat stelow whath
never seems to estoop considme exhausted, for n.
culafr evspae covered byal the tolawomen refrl the
the firate hang pieces of fhammocks or theison
hits lire on which are being aured by smokettle is
tainsform of wort oip. They believe
the existence of a superior being call
ed Usinamu and of a lower element
called Taife They admit a future x.
When the patrol was away o ot t
duty, Cell attacked his officer on a
lonely Alpine pass, and attempted to
throw him over the precipice. A loug
struggle followed, the men belnt o,
about equal strength and unarmed.
The oicer, so save his life, bt
through an artery In the wrist of his
subordinate, who collapsed, owing to
the loss of blood. Soon afterwards the
patrol arrived and carried Cell to.
The servants of the menagerie 4
ceeded at last in separating the em-.
batants, but when the victorious llod
retired one of the bears was dead.
As He Understood It.
A school teacher, drilling her cea
position class in the relative valu of
words and phras€e, asked one of the
boys to write a sentence contalMgl
the phrase "borse sease." After lea
labor this was produced: "My fhth
didn't lock the barn door, an' he l't
sem the hor se s.'
istenc'e and nmanifest a er'rtualn re
spect to Itomina. t, iin us . asid t'uoi. the
moont 'iI 'en'.rdl!y bury th'l:
dead I:, their oan t,'ht wrailli,.id up in
a 11e\ lh'lllll-'1111 ( ll'hn (imi t : ill. :al1
the n II'1 ,e s 3nI1 1 i is the I I n·v 41
in th ' :,lr o- t:I t ! lr v , .,'s
"Thi } ".I n i;. al t ,.ln w ao \ih-oh. t|
be ll i '' d T,' " , ' thlt o r. hli -
b e l ,\ ,' ,,I . , :'.: - ,, ". ,, t . , ! It's
coplay tI , rt·li 't i'l li fri in tig All
daysthe t i '' rli ti, e al ni soind
t i"Thvl t oa ra. ! i.- :. c(iir.,its ir nstry
pm ntl. sort of ~tirl*'4BA of It' jungdle
dawhnic i :t' :.l'd o t ' itot ,l to c-iress d
tribe's ri-< ii' .ar l lt ti(O colhrnigllicate
IU the cariliue,' ordlrs to the ment at
w work in i!he forest. It is a port of
in drum u::u'd- hb\ hollowing out two tree
j trunks of slightly different size. Fly
striking th.e surface with a mallet
0 two different notes are prnduced, and
it the variiious combinations of those two;
sounds permit the transrmission of
code srn:tals .rv similar to the signs
d in the Mlorse alphabet. As the tents
are generally huilt on top of high
hills the sound of the mangare car
oD ties to a distance of from ten to fif
* "Certain travelers have stated that
n the Huitoto Indians. especially those
k4 of the Nonnya tribe, are anthropopha
gous. In the course of ten years I
K have never observed a single case at
it cannibalism nor heard one mention
eh ed by any reliable witness.
F' As I said before, forest Indians
Ic are absolutely h:.rmless as long as
w travelers respect the law of the varl
ous tribes. When forced to work be
1- yond a certain limit or in unfavorable
it weather, they r' y revolt, as they did
, In 190,. and drive their persecutors
out of the forest. For that matter.
14 they simply acted as perfectly cdvilll
b ed working men would act under sim
"Aidians have no sense of value and
k no desire to earn money. They buy
b supplies at any price, paying for
them with large quantities of rubber.
Sand seem to have no idea of profit. It
is rather difficult to demand steady
le labor from such a type of humanity.
It Traders ha, therefore tried to em
ii ploy Chinese and Japanese laborers
and also African negroes at gathering
Id rubber. No other race, however, can
i stand life in the tropical jungle. The
A slightest exertion, even for those for
7 tunate enough to escape the Jungle
' fever, means a gradual weakening of
the organism and death.
"The tapping of rubber trees is
Sardous work, and the fitting out of
ubber tapping expeditions is a cmt*
b It enterprise. With the present moth
o10 of work. rubber trees eaa osly be
Stapped six months a year. trom Octo
* ber to December and from April to
* Jane. During January. Pebruary saE
It March continuous tropical rains eause
I all the rivers to overflow and the fto
'at becomes an uncharted swmp. All
work must cease. human beina anad
s lalnats alike must take refuge on
"Ina July. August and September the
a rubber trees shed their leaves and re
lapse into their annual slumber. Thaey
I hardly give any latex or milk at tbat
" time. and the slightest wound on their
r trunk is likely to kill them. Darlnl
Sthat period, however. rubber trees
ta can be more easily distinguished from
Sthe tropical growth which sometimes
4 hides them entirely from view, and
Sthe Indians roarn the forest locating
nb w gomales. T'hey make slow prog
l're0. for as soon as they leave the
e river bank they must travel on foot,
" carrying on their back provisions for
r several months As soon as they
have located a tree they cut down the
underbrush around it with their ma
te chete and make a notch of a special
Sdesalgn on its bark. The tree thus
I- becomes the absolute and undisputed
it property of the cauchero who flnds
bospital in the valley, where he r
eoreOd. The military court whleb
trld the case at Milan. Italy, took in
rto consideration the sufferngs sad
a foImer good conduct of the soldier,
be 5 above all the refusal of his officer
Svletlim to proseeCute, and sentenaced
if COl to six moath's imprisonment
It Lgic of it
S"That cross old teachber is uas tough
"Perhaps that accounts for his pro
a* Paty for tanning bides."
SL Annual Oetpot of Dried Fruilt.
Th approximate average annual
5 omtprt of dried fruit in Cape Colony
hi reent years is stated offitcially as
folows: Aprieota, 200 tons; prunes.
* toam pearsn 12 tons; peaches. 85
St a; risinsl , 550 tons; gs. 25 tons;
twaUtt 12 tons; apples. 2% tons;
, e s 24 tons.
a The average woman asks her bus.
S df Hbe loves her in the same tonae
t tSa uasks the grocer if the eggs
ha ha a stock are nice and fresh.