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Read the Daily Independent HUNTS HUMAN SKULLS Peculiar Hobby Which Occupies Leisure Time of a Texan. J Hns Visited Many Land* mid Conn- ; I j trie* in Search of the Odd Cnrios and He Ha* an Interest inir Collection. i i The following advertisement appeared in the newspapers of St. Joseph, Mo., re ; cently: ! “Wanted—Human skulls! must be in good condition; will pay liberally for ] j fine specimens. Apply Hotel M. Charles , W. Jenkins." Jenkins w’as a temporary resident of St. Joseph, where he has considerable realty interests, but his real home is in Corpus Christi, Tex. He has probably the oddest fad of any collector of curios who has ever been a resident of t hat city. Mr. Jenkins is very anxious to increase his collection of skulls, and in the pos session of medical students, physicians and colleges of St. Joseph are specimens | taken from iarious burying grounds : that have t #en unearthed in the ex cavations for buildings on sites that hundreds of years ago were repositories for the dead of the ancient red man. “I have now in my possession 348 perfect specimens of human skulls,” says Mr. Jenkins. “They represent the hu Iman of many ages, and I find them an i interesting study indeed. How did I come to indulge in such a strange fad? j ! ^Vell, in my youth I made a study of | anatomy, and became intensely inter ested in the construction of the human frame. I gradually acquired a taste for this form of bric-a-brac. “I got my real start as a collector of ; skulls in 1887. During excavations in j St. Joseph on property in the possession of my father several specimens of an ancient race were exhumed, and j straightway found a resting place upon a shelf in a cabinet in my home. I vis ited the former home of the mound builder in Colorado and New Mexico, where other specimens of the ancient inhabitants were discovered. They dif fer materially from the skulls found in ! St. Joseph. Then I visited the holy land in search of specimens. From there I j drifted to the lands of the Ptolemies of Egypt. Here some valuable acquisi tions were made. I have tramped over : the Pampas of South America, the moun ! tains of Peru and Chili, and even pene | trated into the wildernesses of the Ama zon, where, in deposits of earth and stone, I have brought to light perfect specimens of human skulls, represeht ing periods which history does not chronicle. “In my experiments I have found that some skulls take on a very beautiful polish, and I must say that, under the hand of a skilled artisan, they are made magnificent. These specimens occupy a | cabinet by themselves. I have a number of skulls taken from the wreck of the Galveston storm. I also have specimens from other disasters on this and other continents. Five victims of the Mont j Pelee disaster are represented in my j collection. This business of collecting ! skulls is a great aid in the study and re- j tention of important facts in history. I j j have in my possession the skulls of men j at times prominent in the history of this nation. How I came to have them I do not care to say. However, money j Is a means of gratifying the tastes of | anyone who cares to make a collection j of this kind. Because I have acquired a liking for this work, I spend much time during the winter months wandering about between rows of grinning heads, j philisophizing, after the fashion of the grave digger in Hamlet, upon the brev ity of human life.” “SUICIDE CLUB” FLOURISHES. Y'onnir Women of Botze, Idaho, Have Organization nml Chooze Victims by Lot. Boise, Idaho, has a fully organized suicide club. That it is ready for busi ness and has already transacted con siderable business is shown by the fact that at least three of its members have “shuffled off” by the suicide route with in a period of as many months. The fact of the existence of the organ ization became known to the police In an investigation into the death of Grace I Ashton, its latest victim. She died from 5 morphine poisoning on a third attempt at suicide, both of her jTrevious attempts j having been frustrated through season- , able discovery by friends. Another young woman friend of Miss Ashton attempted suicide by taking poi | son, but recovered, and it was through 1 her that the existence of the club was j made known. The club is regularly or- ! ganized with a strong membership—all ; young women—and holds meetings at regular intervals. It transpires that at each meeting a new victim is chosen by lot, who is to “pass off” before the time : for the next meeting by one of the usual methods adopted in such cases, the par | ticular mode being optional with the can didate. Philippine Pozitionz Not Wanted. Positions in the Philippines seem to go begging. Several months ago Col. Edwards, chief of the Insular bureau, called upon the civil service commis sion to certify candidates for 150 teachers’ positions paying from $2,000 to $900 per annum. 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A FEW WORDS ABOUT PEARSON’S MAGAZINE FOR 1904 Pearson’s M agazine appeals to every member of the family. In the words of a subscriber, “ It is the easy-to-read Magazine.” It is different from any other maga zine, and by that quality, although less than five years old, has taken its place amongst the very best sellers. Its field is a general one of wholesome entertainment and instructiveness. Following are four of the special features for 1904 : WALL STREET METHODS I OF “FINANCE” By HEJVRy GEO'RGE. Jr. A number of true accounts of some of the Wall Street “deals” by which the savings of the many have been sacrificed to satisfy the cravings of the few. Read these articles and realize the wisdom of the advice of the Late Governor Roswell P. 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