Abbeville Progress from Abbeville, Louisiana on April 19, 1913 · Page 4
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GERMAN ROYAL FAMILY GROUP olten and their 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 SchleswigMlolsteln. and their little child. PRINCESS IS A "FAN" ,Marie of Sweden Roots for Husband's Team. $econd Son of King and His Wife Introduced Great American Game of Baeball as a Summer Sport in the North. Stockholm. - Prince Wilhelm of Sweden and his charming wife, Prinees 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 Amerlean athletes play. As the prince watched Thorpe and his colleagues pitching and batting the ball he would grow greatly excitPriMoee 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 queoemlag 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 and n- Ma1nesi that weal- and ehurehly dem, wea rIag with the etnUesm 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 .  this at. * v . a ose mkonr s ,e-e ae s-e er or hnr As She ai* a the rivalry of the two towns became most intense. 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 minister 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 Human Beings. Boston.-That New England's prehistoric man-who antedates the oldest 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 professor of palentology at the Massachusetts 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. Professor Shimer declares, was undoubtedly being sacrificed to gratify a cannibal appetite, were found. Professor Shimer said: "There were a number of bones broken into shorter pieces-human bones-which indicate 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 extinct, and pottery utensils made in the most primitive fashion, wholly unlike the European prehistoric pottery, indicating that these early people 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 naturallet. 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 racked nerves. "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 health." M other Re esu Own ls y. Woreseter, Mass.-Mrs. Karl Hill am reee~d from drowning her eightyearold 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 Paradise, 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 of money. "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 everybody is happy and no one wishes for money. Guam is the one spot of complete content in all the world because 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 island's population. "Nature has given the inhabitants everything they can wish," the captain explained. "Their good food grows on trees before their doors. They build their own huts and occasinally weave garments for themselves. 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 picturres 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 chickens, as ten hen's eggs will secure admission to the show. The baseball games are free." Captain Brackett obtained leave of absence to go to his home in Peoria. Ill. EARL AN ARDENT SUFFRAGIST London's Political Clubs Certain That Beauchamp Will Be Canada's Next Governor-General. Londqn--lt Is now definitely stated in political clubs that Earl Beauchamp, pronounced Beecham. will sueceed the Duke of Connaught as governor general of Canada. Lord Beauchamp married Lady Lettice Grosvenor. a sister of the Duke of Westminster, in 1902. They have two sons and four daughters. Beauchamp commenced his public career at the age of twenty-three by becomLady Beauchamp. 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 South Wales. 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 superstitton by wearing a magnificent set of opals at every function. FIND RECORD OF FORTUNE Bottle Discovered Beside Skeleton Contains inventory of Wealth Belonging to Empress Eugeni. Perpignan. hayv discovered near the old fortifeations at Montiouls a buried bottle contaJalag what purports to be an loventory of jewels and money intrasted to Mandel Peres for conveyance to the mother 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 3mrpean soverelgns to Uapress Egaee, 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 Continue Sinning After Death? 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.isness still: ltid hie that i hdly. 1.t huin be made holy still.' Rev. I It, A. RI V. Do the wicked cease sinning when they die? Probably the vast majority of those who ever consider this question without 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 acc('ltlit is c'losIed is it lnot wise to matter a littlti cartiful ly? (Our thouitsi are , 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 advante t haitn a disadlvantage. Adamtis fall b-ing ulipardll rather than downward. One of the first suggestions is that sin is self-perpetuating. It is a coimmon saying that one sin leads to another-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 respect to the moral law is to continue. Professor Denney says: "The very conception of human freedom involves the possibility of its permanent misuse, 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 outwardly in this life, sin may not become 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 belongs 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 employment of the devil? Does any one who beli-ves in a personal devil believe that he does not c-ontinue to sin? Is he not intensely active, the instigator of all the cruelty, oppression, wars, abominations, lies and wretchedness In the universe? If so, what about those whom scripture calls his children? 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 experlences 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 righteons. There Is no intimation of slnning. there is consequently no gospel preaching. mission work. social regeneration, 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 tendency 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 heavren, 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.spute. 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 etabish 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 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 !UPIUIAVOL who have ever se t foot on the mysteriots land of Putumayo. a wilderness the size of Kansas shut in between wo tributaries of the Amazon. There are no railways, no road%, no telephones. no telegraph. 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 bacteria. scorpions, snakes and all- the animated nuisances which constitute the seamy side of the glorious tropical nature. This is the land of rubber. in whose uncharted. mysterious forest imany crilmes have ,been comnmite d by the white man, if we are to be. lieve tile report drawn by Sir Roger Casement. Englisia investigator s 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 ness. Peruvians, and among them a Peruvian judge, who passed through New York recently, and who had investigated 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 Tribune. 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 Romulo Paredes. 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 Has4lM 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, beIng right under the equator. I don't think there are more than 3,000 abor Igines. "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 arrows. The tribes living on the left I bank of the Amazon (and this ineludes 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 furniture one finds very frequently In Indian 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 bringing 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 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 village 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 Imes was awakened Wr their earsu as eviden(, of hi. valor." K. Indians are espeially murSderous. The white man has little to lips a a tribe i habits and iom fok viitur is hntoardl larer settle a list. In certain tribes no mat is to marry unless he can show Kee of those little heads as evidence of his valor." "Anothr haonly tlwomn 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 fear from them. door ofided he finds all about a tribe's habits and Customs before vensticks laurind on one an Iothndian settlement n front three roundhat stones at the entrance to a hut Itj means: 'KEveep out, the master is out; there are only women and children within.' "Disregard the warndians, let the chiel find aou in his hut and 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 Shoot some of the Indians' domestic [ animals and a tlitle poisoned of 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 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 dllated rubber may ie left in the forest unprotected The rubber twner's mark stamped upon each piece enough the to keep thieves away. "Wof thile lorest Indians are not like ly to molest a whitemaon who serves all the rules ofa the ungle code they seem to abhor the sigworkeht of a black man. Many of the difficulties 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 str employed Barbados negroes as forsmen ed e Indians called them 'Taife' or devils carossd only wo h under them then by she v ered up with tppr cruante d.t giveents cuthe ipression 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 rosp. Around the eol . olar spaeet. June cvered by the tolpers ar coveparate groups hammocks for die tance its fire. on which a large kettle ia ept simmering tent. inuously. It oa. dowins and of meat stelow whath never seems to considme exhausted, for n. culafr evspae covered the refrl the the firate hang pieces of fhammocks or theison hits lire on are being aured by smokettle is tainsform of wort oip. They believe the existence of a superior being called Usinamu and of a lower element called Taife They admit a future x. When the patrol was away o 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 fhthdidn'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 . 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 ( (imi t : ill. :al1 the n II'1 s 3nI1 1 i is the I I n·v 41 in th ' :,lr t:I t ! v , "Thi } ".I n t ,.ln w \ih-oh. t| be i '' d  " , ' thlt o r. hli - b e l . , - ,, ,, t . , ! It's tI , rt·li 't i'l li in tig All t i '' e ni soind t t oa ! :. ir pm ntl. sort of ~tirl*'4BA of It' jungdle dawhnic i :.l'd o t ' itot to c-iress d tribe's ri-< ii' l ti(O colhrnigllicate IU the cariliue,' ordlrs to the at w work in forest. It is a of 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 caroD ties to a distance of from ten to fifteen miles. * "Certain travelers have stated that n the Huitoto Indians. especially those k4 of the Nonnya tribe, are anthropophagous. In the course of ten years I K have never observed a single case at it cannibalism nor heard one mentioneh ed by any reliable witness. F' As I said before, forest Indians Ic are absolutely h:.rmless as long as travelers respect the law of the varlous tribes. When forced to work be1- 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. they simply acted as perfectly cdvilllb ed working men would act under simIlar cdretmstances. "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. 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 emii ploy Chinese and Japanese laborers and also African negroes at gathering Id rubber. No other race, however, can stand life in the tropical jungle. The A slightest exertion, even for those for7 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 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 the hills. "Ina July. August and September the rubber trees shed their leaves and relapse 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 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 progl'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 mate chete and make a notch of a special Sdesalgn on its bark. The tree thus becomes the absolute and undisputed property of the cauchero who flnds it." bospital in the valley, where he r eoreOd. The military court whleb trld the case at Milan. Italy, took in rto 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 toa leather." "Perhaps that accounts for his proa* Paty for tanning bides." SL Annual Oetpot Dried Fruilt. Th approximate average annual 5 omtprt of dried fruit in Cape Colony 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.

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