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THE MILLIONAIRE HOBO FDWIN BROWN, millionaire clubman
and philanthropist of Denver, is known all over the country as the “millionaire hobo," because for a year he donned the garb of a vagrant, took the last cent from his pockets, and started on the road, just to see what sort of treatment a penniless, hungry and homeless man, in search of work, would receive.
He found that in spite of Salvation Army homes and Rescue Missions, there was absolutely no spot in any of these buildings where a man without a cent could lay his head. He had to be arrested even to be allowed to sleep in the "bull-pen,” the harboring place of inebriates, dissolute characters and
fiends. He was forced to spend the night on a narrow wooden shelf, surrounded by an almost unbearable stench of foul air, listening to the ribald pleasantries, the curses and quarrels of the other inmates.
It is Mr. Brown's idea that the city should provide municipal lodging houses for the accommodation of strangers stranded there and that these houses should be run on humanitarian principles.
He believes that in every city except New York, ninety per cent of the homeless men are not real hobos but men out of work. He describes the New York municipal lodging house
FIFTY TONGUES IF Mrs. David Brainerd
1910, one of the greatest Spooner had been present
discoveries known to modat the building of the Tower
ern archaeology. This of Babel, she might have
casket was presented rendered good service on
to the King of that somewhat celebrated
Siam. Mrs. occasion. Among all
Spooner has that confusion of
traveled extentongues, she would
sively over the Far have been able to un
East, in India, Egypt, and derstand 54 at any
elsewhere. She belongs to sevrate. For Mrs. Spooner
eral learned bodies of the Old is one of the foremost lin
World. Mithridates King of Pontus guists in the world, and understands that in the first century, B, C., is accredited many languages. Mr. Spooner, to whom with having been able to speak twentyas Miss Elizabeth S. Colton she was mar- four languages, the number of races over ried but a short time ago, has almost as whom he ruled. Thus Mrs. Spooner has great an understanding of world-wide command of more than twice as many
speech as herself. different lan-
WILLIAM R. HARR is
ranking Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice in Washington. There are three Assistant Attorney Generals and the great bulk of governmental prosecutions fall to the lot of these three. William R. Harr has recently been engaged in two of the federal prosecutions that are of most interest to the ninety millions. These are the tasks of bringing to justice those parasites upon a modern civilization who make their living in the white slave traffic, and those misguided enthusiasts who have sought to further the cause of labor by the use
lations of the national banking laws, and many others. Mr. Harr is thirty-nine years of age. But a
few years ago he was a stenographer and before that a printer. He is a native of the District of Columbia and has never cast a vote and has no constituents. His advance has therefore been entirely aside from politics.
His case is, in fact, an instance of the opportunity the govern
those young men, who have only their own native ability and inherent good sense and judgment to further their advancement.
This first he has so worked out in the last two years as to guarantee an ultimate federal card index of all members of the underworld so arranged that the federal government will always be aware of the movements of all of its members. Yet these cases are but a part of the work of Mr. Harr. Great numbers of cases come to him from the different departments. He handles, for example, all peonage cases, immigration cases, vio
Harr is shrewd, resourceful, thorough, and untiring. He can as quickly uncover the flaws in the defendant's cas? as a fox would scent out a hen-roost.
He is just at the age where a man has not lost his youthful enthusiasms, and yet where his judgment begins to be tempered by his experience. At once tactful and aggressive, untiring and resourceful, Mr. Harr has forced recognition of his abilities.
THE SCOURGE OF THE AFRICAN JUNGLE.
DAY ALLEN WILLEY
AKE VICTORIA with its cluster of life—all peace reflected in the rays of the islands is still to the eye a paradise African sun. But the Sesse form a charof the Dark Continent. When the nel. Death is upon thein.
traveler through the framework This is a land of silence. The laugh
of forest gets his first glimpse of the child is unheard, the chant of of it, he sees a marine landscape in which Baganda women so full of cadence comes the wave tops seem whiter if anything no more over the waters. The bark hut than the new fallen snow, far whiter than villages that for centuries sheltered the the wave crests in mid-ocean, because finest types of the African races are rotthey rise and fall in a sea of turquoise ting ruins. Hyenas prowl in the junglefiner and more brilliant than the blue. covered fields where the banana and cotThe Sesse Islands in this lake are a speci- ton once flourished, while the birds of men of Nature's jewelry. ."Studded” variegated plumage—the African birds of best expresses the way in which they paradise-Ait here and there amid the have been set in Victoria, like emeralds, groves. with their crowns of verdure in bush and Why this desolation, this absence of all tree, of a green so pure, so real, that the that is human? Because of a fly which first sight of it makes a picture never to carries in its beak the thing that is the fade from the memory.
tiniest murderer known to the world—a The nearer view of the Sesses makes murderer that never fails to kill its vicyou instinctively think of the voluptuous tim—whose life means certain death wherness, the abundance of the earth, so large ever it lives. The men with the microand so perfect are the flowers, so very scope who can tell you of the birth, the lavish is the profusion of tropical adorn growth, the habits and the danger or ment—not a sign of sorrow, a picture all benefit of a microbe or parasite, the world's greatest experts in knowledge of disease-breeding and disease-preventing, have gone into the African jungle
IN THE DETENTION CAMP ESTABLISHED
BY THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES. These three patients cannot move
tern screen attached to the intestinal walls and sucking blood. This is revealed by the microphotograph. Many germ diseases have been brought under partial or entire control. The exact cause of tuberculosis is now known; yellow fever has been subdued by destroying the mosquito; the hook worm can be destroyed by medicine, but this African death thing has a charmed life. It has wriggled through the arteries of a half million people, not only black, but white. On and on it goes,
further and further into the A MONTH BEFORE DEATH-THE THIRD STAGE OF THE SLEEPING SICKNESS.
body by the blood canals, until The victim has not the strength to hold up his head.
eventually it arrives in the spinal
cavities. The surgeon's needle and swamp to find some way by which this has drawn the spinal fluid from thouinvisible man killer may be driven from sands of sleeping sickness suspects, also its victim's body. Years have they been tapped the arteries. Sometimes not a working with every scientific appliance trace of the thing could be found in the known and every drug that might be blood—but floating in the spinal ducts efficacious, but today they have found no millions of them were actually discovered way to prevent this insect from injecting by the power of the microscope. the death-dealing parasite into the human Out of a hundred thousand negroes blood.
living in the Sesses less than a thousand Yellow fever has lost the mystery of were left on the islands alive when the its origin. The tiny worm that causes British medical service took charge of the “laziness” of the poor white of the them, and sent them to the detention South can now be shown on the lan- camps which the British colonial doctors