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“Lost Atlantis” Englishman’s Discoveries Renew Interest in Story of Plato's Submerged Continent. TAPESTRIES LIKE PHARAOH'S Believes Indians of San Bias Hinter land Are Survivors of Race Which Inhabited Atlantis—Had Narrow Escapes. Colon, Panama.--The Lost Atlantis has bobbed up again, tills time in Panama. An Englishman, Mitchell Uedges, recently made a two days’ Journey into the mountains of the San Bias hinterland, and came back with his suspicions that the Chuuqunnaquu Indians are the survivors of the once proud inhabitants of Plato’s sub merged continent. He brought the suspicions in the shape of tapestries with designs so much like those of Pharaoh’s wives that he must have the experts of the British museum and of all the world to pronounce upon them. Incidentally he put President Harding's name on the map in the shape of a “new" mountain, some M.OOO feet high ; King George got another of similar altitude. wiu i. Min in i m i iin it \\ mm* The explorer had the usual narrow escapes from Imminent death by sea and land, and has set tongues wagging ■bout the likelihood of the isthmus being the tail-end or head-end of the Atlanteun continent. Both Sides of the Case. 1 Although an American ethnologist, Willi uni II. Babcock, lias buried At lantis for the last of many times in his present book, "Legendary Islands of the Atlantic." published by the American Geographical society. 11) is latest resurrection is likely to stir tlie protagonists of the missing link be tween Gibraltar and Panama to life again also. The tiiggest friend of the long-lost Isle Is it German, Herr Prof. Pro benius of Berlin, who traversed inueli of West Africa to see if there were not some leavings of tin* lost there and he professed to lie quite* con aineed that there are. Professot Weiner of Harvard, from a study oi the similarities of plants and animals of Africa and South America, incline's to the hypothesis that the sons of Han once piissed drj shod from the Sent* gal to tlie Amazon, or vice versa. It is understood that if Hercules had not gotten home-sick when lie hue the job of holding up Mount Atlas for a while lie' might have beaten Co Iambus-by some -t.(HH) years, and thal too by walking over to Colon, but tht Greek explorer had enough of it will Unit little job around Morocco, so lit set up his pillars and went home to his wife, thereby leaving dissension among antiquarians for 50 centuries. Tapestries in Evidence. Mltchell-Hedges comes as the cli max of a number of explorers who have been dipping into the San Idas j | problem, and maybe he has the key. He has the advantage of the labors of many predecessors in his task. He inis the tapestries, and they look like the work of the Hebrew children who made clothes for Kameses- or maybe, he says, they are like Aztec work. At any rate they are like the work of other people than mere Indians; j and how could those mountaineers j get those designs except by having I them handed down from the folks who crossed the sea when It wnsn't j any sea at till? Moreover, the men In the mountains wore great big earrings of solid gold, j Who taugUl them to dig for gold? The problem N truly formidable, and one , may watch the ethnological journals j | now with interest. Must Pay $10 to Enter Germany Foreign Office Now Charges Same as United States Would Tax Entrants. VEXATIONS BESET TRAVELERS American Tourist Who Crosses Eu rope Must Be Prepared to Pay $10 to Cross Every Frontier— Resorts Are Crowded. Berlin. The German foreign office is now charging foreign visitors to Germany the same amount lor pass port visas that ilie respective govern ments of their countries ask of Ger mans. Because exchange fluctuates so rapidly the foreign office lixes the number of marks the foreigner must pay anew ear'll month. Tills means that, while Austrians can now enter Germany on paying the equivalent of 15 cents, Americans must he prepared to pay at least $10 to < ross every fron tier. and if one should have failed to have fulfilled formalities he is bur dened with absurdly heavy fines. Traveler Objects. A recent traveler coming from Italy ■ to Munich by way of the Austrian strip of territory through Salzherg v. as asked by the Austrian authorities to pay tlie equivalent of $20 for their little rubber stamp. Objecting to pay ing this amount, the traveler finally induced the authorities to reduce the amount to the customary $10. Dilliculties by both i’olisli and Ger man governments in crossing Prussia and the Danzig neck of Polish terri tory will continue to take tlie pleas ure out < f travel and to hamper busi ness in this corner of the world. Both states demand full sets of special visits and the universal $10 payment of Americans. The Poles rarely best tiite in tlie corridor to turn out all who fall to observe tills letter of the law. whatever their nationality is. Now that reparations, railroad and other international commissions are meeting it is time that another one meets an i determines ways t elim inate petty vexations to travel. German summei resorts, and espe cially bathing beaches, will he par ticularly overcrowded tin's summer, according to the statements which German hotel proprietors make. They arc trying to keep t.s wide a range of prices ns possible for all sizes of pocket hooks, hut t lie steady increase now in cost of living Is forcing all Is-ices skyward. The range for rooms in the smaller bathing places today extends from 100 to st*0 marks, and for Americans from a half again to double this amount, or in other words front 75 ents to $5. Ordinarily the German hotels and pensions made (tension rates. Now owing to the wide duet tuitions in food prices, they give a prhe for rooms and leave the amount they charge for meals open. It Is possible at most of the sum mer resorts to secure three and four rooms with kitchen at price.; around 12,(xx> to 20.000 marks, or in dollars from $400 to $700 for the entire three months' season. REMOVE TUMOR FROM BRAIN New York Girl Expects to Have Sight Restored After Unusual Operation. New York.— An operation described by surgeons as “quite remarkable lias been performed at Ann May hos pit it I. Spring Lake, N. J. Dr. K. Win field Ney of New York, chief of tin neurological surgical division of the United States army medical corps removed a tumor from the region ot tin* pituitary gland of the brain ot Miss Marian Vogel of Aslmry Park. The girl is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dtto Vogel. The tumor was the size of a small walnut. To reach it an opening was Hindi in tin* skull and the left lobe of tite bruin was lifted. Miss Vogel was on the operating table for several hours, during which a blood transfu sion was necessary. The tumor had caused partial blindness. A complete recovery Is expected. Here Is a Fine Harbor for Sale W.HW. .. •ww.-...'..-. ... . .........- .■ .■aXv-.v.'. m The British ministry of transport is looking for a purchaser of the harbor or Baiusgate. This semi de\eloped harbor is not needed by the ministry foi goverimieutal shipping, and as a result lias been put on the market. The Ilnmsgate corporafloit, representing the township, has the matter under con sideration but probably will lie unable to undertake the purchase because of the immense financial Investment necessary for further developments. The photograph shows Kainsgate harbor and part of the town. HANDY MAN OF CAPITOL ('liarlcs Leo Patton, general “handy man" of the White House, who has known President Harding since the chief executive was twelve years of age. He worked as a gardener for I>r. George T. Harding, the Presi dent's father, in Marion, <). He is a veteran of the Civil war. COURT TRAINS HAVE APPEARED Economy No Longer Keynote .in British Court Functions. Only Two Yards, However, Necessary to Gain Sanction of British Rul ers—Fashionable Dressmak ers Happy Again. London.—Economy is no longer to be the keynote of court functions at Buckingham palace. No more “econ omy courts,” us they were called, are to he Held. These were established by their majesties alter the war to set fushionul le society a mu 'li needed example in curbing extravagance. The seal of royal approval ugirin hits heev liestowed on court trains. Indeed, no woman can be presented at court who does not wear one. Of course, us a man the lord chamber lain cannot presume to lie an expert on fashionable feminine dress, but it Is one of his muny official duties to lay down the rules and regulations lii which women must conform at the most exalted of court functions. That is one of the things for which lie is paid $15,000 a year. He has to he a peer, besides, to ipialify for the exalted office which is accounted among tiie political plums that the prime minister lias to give away. The present lord cliamherluiii is in ttie top elliss of tile peerage, lie Is tile duke of Atholl. By resti ring the court train lie lias earned t.ie blessings of the fashion able dressmakers. But they would have lengthened their blessings If lie had lengthened the trains. Before the war three yards was their regula tion length, while Queen Victoria didn't consider four yards too long. By the new regulations they need he only two yards in length and should not extend more than nineteen incites from tiie heel of the wearer when standing. To walk backward before royalty in a train three yards long without get ting tangled up in It, imposes a severe lax on fhe agility and '.kill of not a few socially ambitious women. Queen Mary is a very kind woman, and she would naturally wish to spare her sex making exhibitions of themselves lienee she was in favor of the shorter length for trains. ♦ *r**»**^ i; American-Made Cheese Now Invading Switzerland — '• Washington.— Switzerland, the ' > home of the cheese, is being In ; v aded by the American product, I; according to a report from Con 1; sul Murphy at Lucerne, tiie | !| Commerce department an il nouneed recently. | !; Constant Improvement of ! I; American types of Swiss cheese. 1 11 lie said, bus had much to do 11 with their introduction into I; Switzerland and oilier new ■ I markets und tlie Swiss cheese ■ I lias had to make room for its ;1 foreign relntlve. 4*******************r**»»»*««»»»«< I SWAM MEUSE UNDER KIRE Sergt. M. Waldo Hatler of Joplin, Mo., Wears Medals for World War Bravery. In the lighting in France Sergt. M. Waldo Ilntler of Joplin, Mo., swum the Meuse river under tire after a com rade had perished In the attempt, ! landed within tlie ; German lines and explored their po sitions thoroughly and swam back across the river | with infor. ttlon 1 of great value to j the American ! command. For this he lias re ceived the croce di guerra of Italy, the equivalent of the French croix de guerre. Hatler met Gen. Armando Diaz, commander in chief of the Italian armies in tlie World war, at the third national convention of the American Legion in Kansas City. After this meeting the Italian decoration was presented at a special ceremony in Joplin. The Missourian also wears the American Medal of Honor and tlie French croix de guerre. V. P. OF FORTY AND EIGHT C. E. Cronkite of Los Angeles Is Second in Command of Legion Roughhouse Club. “Sous Chef dc Che in in de Fer Na tlonale des 40 Homines et Unit Chevaux.” This means in Eng lish. “National Assistant It a i 1 way Station Agent of the 40 Men and Eight Horses.” But in A. E. F. patois it stands for vice president of the Forty and Eight, the L e g 1 o n’s ltoughhouse club, named after the little French boxcars built to carry i “40 men or eight horses.” This Imposing title Is borne by C. E. Cronkite of Eos Angeles. Cal., for merly first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Twenty-second field signal battalion. ; “QUEEN OF THE CANAL ZONE” Miss Viola Bissell Wins Contest Spon sored by American Legion Department of Panama. The "Queen of the Canal Zone” has been chosen through an election sponsored by the American Legion, department of 2* a n a m a. T h e contest was won by Miss Viola Bissell with 1, 307.800 votes. Ac cording to her e n t li u s in s t 1 c “subjects” she is of the true Amer ican type, tall, blonde and ath letic. The l'ana mans declare her famous smile would win in any contest over any of the beauties of America or Europe. Slightly Deficient. Here's oue tlmt lias leaked out of an O. T. C. after u couple of years or so: A young man, a good soldier, but sudly lacking In book-lamin', was up for a commission. He staggcrad ttirougli part of the examination to the Increasing bedevilment of tHe olll oers in diarge, but when it came to geographical questions his ignorance was limitless. Finally one of the otll cers, after listening to a piece of as tounding misinformation. Jumped to his feet Hiid thundered: "My sainted aunt's black cat! Here you are—say you want to defend your country—and, by the whiskers of a ring-toed monkey, you don’t even know where it is!"—American Legion Weekly. Middle West National Cemetery. On (lie prairies of the l’latte river In Nebraska is located the only national cemetery In the Middle West—that of Fort McPherson. Here under the cot tonwoods and evergreens of the plains lie the dead of the American wars of the west. Recently 15 of the World war dead from France have been hur led there by Fort McPherson post of the American Legion. On iHSI of the earlier grave markers is the single ; word, "Unknown." "We Aim to Please." Convict No. Til—I hear Bill the Mugg Is out again Hnd that lie's the most popular hold-up guy in C|j 1 j cago. Convict 117—Yeah. He always gives i the victims back car fare, so now he gets the cream of the trade.—Ameri can Legion Weekly. MINISTER IS POST LEADER Rev. H. G. Scoggins, Former Buck Private, Heads Strong American Legion Organisation. ; A Texas county somewhat larger j than the state of Rhode Island has been discovered j which contrlhu- ! ted no commis sinned officer to the World war, not even a “shavetail." The highest ranking ex-soldier in the county is a for mer sergeant of ordnance. The command er of t lie local i Legion post at Moran, the county scat. Is Itov. 11. G. Scoggins, truck driver. Methodist minister and former buck private of Infantry. He was a corporal once, hut like the immortal Mulvnne.v, he was “rejuced." Tinder Ids leading the Moran post tins a membership In the county 99 |K>r cent of ‘‘possible.” CHAIR FOR THE COMMANDER Elaborate Reed Piece, Gift to Mac Nider, From the Department of the Philippines. A chair of woven reeds that will sustain the weight of half a dozen men now ornaments the office of Com mander Hanford MacNider of the American Legion, as a gift from the Department of the Philippines. It is modeled on the throne of a Moro diieftaln. Though the chair never felt a painter's brush. It is built up in a bright color scheme that is the gift 3f the sun itself. Split bamboo and Bamboo Chair in (latural Colors. carefully chosen reeds were selected in the course of the tropical summer for their varying shades. These were assembled at Manila and woven Into a great chair without nails, j>egs or paint. The workmanship is elaborate snd Oriental in design. Defends the Negro. Ills appointment of a negro hoy to Annapolis naval academy Is defended by Representative Martin Ansorge of New York as a matter of Justice to the large colored population of his d s trlct. and "in recognition of the valor and patriotism of the 500,000 colored hoys in the United Ntrftes service in the World war." The appointee, Kmile Trevllle Holley, is a freshman in the College of the City of New York. Harvard university makes no discrim ination against negroes, and there are several all-negro posts In the American Legion. — | Carrying On With the | ! American Legion Hundreds of the small craft that were used to sweep the North sea clear of mines during the war are to he put on the scrap pile, a navy order states. ... 1 Ten dollars a nnutth for each month's service, with 2.r> per cent ad ditional for overseas service, is to he paid World war veterans of Maryland by the state. • • • The veterans of the "bnttle of Wash ington" during the World war are being rapidly scattered. The latest order transfers 198 officers out bf the capital city. I • • • Reorganization of war-time draft hoards to assist the legion In finding Jobs for service men has been pro l>osed by I)r. John Drier Hlhhen, pres ident of Princeton university. I * * * In a house-to-house canvass of Indi ana cities. Iloosler Legionnaires Inter viewed 130,000 former service men and women and listed 1,000 cases lnvol vlng disability, compensation and lost Lib erty bonds. • • • William Strother, Houston, Tex., World war veteran sojourning in A. K. F. scenes in Paris, France, wants to climb Eiffel tower, a feat never yet ac complished, for the benefit of a French veterans' organization. • • • The Legion’s campaign for Jobless soldiers was aided materially by a De troit (Mich.) court Judge who, finding all Jury panels exhausted, directed that unemployed ex-soldiers be ob tained for Jury service at $4 a day. iiiiiHiimimmiiHiimiimniiimniimiis Her Opinion of = Chinamen 5 = Dy JUSTIN WENTWOOD p ^llllllllillllllllllllHIIIUIIIinilillllllllllliH Copyright. 1#22. Western Newspaper Union. ^ “Of course there's no law to stop a Chinaman from coming to this hotel," said Miss Charteris. "hut I've seen enough Chinamen to last me as long as I live." "Olt. how interesting!" said one »f the feminine group which had gath ered about her on the hotel stoop. Do tell ns. Were you In ihe interior?” “Interior? No, thank heaven! Only at Tsin Yang, one of the treaty ports. You see. my brother insisted so long on my paying Idtn a visit that at last I yielded. Oh. there he goes!" Ml eyes were turned on the some what dehonalre figure of the slim young Celestial who. after a smiling glance about him. strolled down the steps and made Ids way toward the rivulet at the bottom of the grounds. "Mr. Wing's attached to the Chinese embassy, I understand." said Mrs. Bates. "1 was talking to him last night. He seems such an interesting man and speaks Ktiglish fluently." “Oh. yes. they’re clever at picking up languages," said Miss Charteris. "Imt they’re no good. You can never trust a Chinaman. You see, their minds work quite differently from ours. "For instance, a missionary was tell ing me that the hardest part of their task Is to convince the natives that tin* missionaries don't really take out Hie children's eyes for ehr.rms. Y’es, honestly, that’s what the Chinese be lieve. They've hardly any human feel ing at all. and they’re a mass of super stition under their yellow skins. "You can do anything you like in .1.0 I - n fMitnomon tun lie'll never repay you. Ami they’re so distrustful. The simplest act Is misunderstood. \ ou see, they cnn't understand that n person can he actuated by genuine unselfishness. "That's why they say it doesn't pay to have anything to do with them. Csatltude's unknown to them. You can save a Chinaman's life, and lie'll go racking his lira ins wondering what you're up to. It's all self with them— self, self, self all the time." "(food gracious, what's that?" cried Mrs. Hates. “Listen! Oh, my Emmeline’. She's fallen into tie millpond!" Slip leaped to her feet and ran down the grounds, screaming. The others followed her, panic stricken. The dan ger was very real for next door to the hotel was an old disused mill, and the little stream, which had been dammed to make a pond, raced like a torrent over the stones. And nt the lower end there was an artificial descent of a dozen feet, made to turn the rusty wheel, which still revolved, grinding the air. with all the force of its five tons of metak Another scream followed the first. Then came a splash. And. when the women reached the bank of the stream they saw a sight that sent them cold with horror. Hard tip against the heavy wheel was the little girl's fair hair. And, supporting her round the hotly, wus Mr. Wing, struggling desperately against the torrent. The struggle seemed Interminable. The race of the stream heat furiously about them. The Chinaman, gripping a projecting branch with one hand, was striving frantically to (mil him self and Ids helpless burden to the safety of the shore. The screams from the bank deadened even the rush of the waters. It was touch and go. No sooner had Mr. Wing planted his feet firmly upon the gravel than they were swept away by the force of the torrent. At last, however, with a supreme effort, he succeeded in pulling himself and Ids burden to the hank, where a dozen pairs of arms snatched at the little ..l —t Her eyes opened; she sobbed, gasped. Her mother clasped her In her arms. Nobody thought of Mr. Wing, who was lying panting on the hank. But as he staggered toward the group Mrs. Hates turtle! toward him and clasped his hand impulsively. "You've saved my child's life, and I shall always he grateful to you." she si ihhed. Mr. Wing, raising an Imaginary hat which had long since disappeared, be took himself toward the hotel. Miss Charterls kneeled beside the child, “Did that had man push you III?" she asked her. "No. I tumbled In," said Kmmellne. Miss Charterls shook tier head doubtfully. “1 wouldn't trust her alone with j him," she said. “You never can tell. It | Isn't like a Chinaman to risk his life i for nothing. Most likely he Intended to sacrifice her to his heathen gods." "•>h, I’d hate to think that," tiro tested Mrs. Hates warmly. "lie suved her life." "My dear, If he did. depend on It that lie was up to something. 1 never saw a Chinaman do an unselfish action yet, and 1 don’t believe anyone ever has." About Gelatin. Gelatin Is an animal product. “It Is," says the Standard dictionary, “a hard, transparent, tasteless sutistunce obtained from connective animal tis sue. as skin, hoof, horn. It swells to a jelly like mass In cold water, but dissolves In hot water. Helatln does not exist free In animal tissues, hut is formed by the action of hot water. It Is used In various forms as glue, size and Isinglass, also as n food, hut la not a perfect dletury substitute for ptotelds. It forms the base of va rious bacteriological cultures, and Is ' stn ployed In dll-Vent photographic processes, etc."