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The whole amazing story of human life!


ACK to the very cradle of hu

man existence! All through the many ages and stages of man's development!

The dawn of love, the beginning of faith, the discovery of voice, the early struggles with the forces of nature, the miracle of birth, the mystery of death, the germ of superstition, customs and habits of life-the powerful and inspiring story of man's personal development at last in one astounding volume!

What do you really know about yourself? When did man stand erect upon the earth for the first time? How old is human marriage? What is religion? Why do we clothe ourselves? How did man discover that he had a soul?

Here is one of the most fearless and truthful discussions of human nature ever written. It tells you thousands of fascinating tales about yourselfstartling, extraordinary" things you never suspected. Illustrated not only with remarkable pen sketches and color drawings, but with hundreds of actual photographs.

Man's Habits and Instincts Traced Back to Their Source

All civilization is but a thin veneer over the surface of savagery. The habits, customs, impressions, fears, impulses and passions accumulated by our ancestors since the beginning of life still slumber within us.

For instance, there existed in the dawn of life a human pairing-off system which took place at a time that corresponds to what is now June. That accounts for the modern urge to marry in June.

Similarly, we throw rice after the bride because it satisfies a certain primitive impulse, and we dare not say in words what this curious old custom suggests.


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The White House Week

The President reviewed a parade of 30,000 soldiers and civilians celebrating Defense Day.

A special announcement` was issued from the White House:

General John J. Pershing, General of the Armies, having this day reached the age of 64 years, is retired from active service in conformity with a requirement of an act of Congress approved June 30, 1882.

General Pershing has already received from the Congress the thanks of that body and of the American people, and now I extend to him anew the thanks of the nation for his eminent services, and feel certain that I voice the sentiment of the entire citizenry of the Republic in wishing him long life, happiness and prosperity in the retirement he has so richly earned.


Mr. and Mrs. Coolidge attended the first inning of a baseball game between local police and firemen, then went aboard the Mayflower to spend the week-end with political counselors and the report of the Tariff Commission on sugar.

Young John Coolidge left the White House, took train and sped away, to matriculate at Amherst, his father's alma mater.

Mr. Coolidge with several members of his Cabinet waited several hours in the rain, wearing rubbers and a slicker, to welcome the Magellans of the air, the peri-globular fliers, returning to the Capital of their nation.

Malcolm MacDonald, son of Ramsay, British Premier, was the guest of Secretary Hughes, who presented the young man at the White House.


At Denver, John W. Davis, going into new country, began to use new weapons, although he did not abandon the oil scandals, the Republican tariff. His first topic was irrigation and reclamation. He cited the misfortune which has overtaken many settlers on irrigation projects; told how, in many cases, settlers were in dire distress because the Government's estimated cost of reclaiming their lands had been greatly increased by

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the time the actual project was completed. He quoted the Republican platform which recommended the curtailing of irrigation projects to prevent overproduction, and then exclaimed:

"I invite every settler on any irrigation project to read that statement. He knows now with what earnest sympathy the leaders of the Repubcan Party view his difficulites."

At Cheyenne, on Defense Day, Mr. Davis turned to the problems of defense and spoke:

"So long as an adequate Navy guards our coasts, we need not fear the coming of any invader. . . .

"At the Washington Conference on Disarmament, we accepted a definite ratio in the matter of capital battleships of 5-5-3, as between Great Britain, America and Japan. It startled an American to learn from the lips of the Secretary of the Navy himself that those in power have permitted America's actual strength in battleships to fall to the figure of four or below.

"When that Conference ended, the


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public, I think, gathered the impression that equality in naval equipment between Great Britain and America was assured and that American superiority over Japan at the ratio of five to three was fixed for the next ten years. I do not charge that this impression was the result of any intentional misrepresentation. But the American public is entitled to know that that Conference dealt in no way with modern cruisers, with submarines or the auxiliaries of a fleet; that, against 44 modern cruisers owned by Great Britain and 25 by Japan, the United States has but 10; and that in ocean-going submarines and airplane-carriers, our position is still more disadvantageous. We must not let praise for the good intent that lay behind the Washington Conference blind us to the partial and inadequate character of its scope and results."

At Topeka, Mr. Davis, in a number of rear-platform speeches, turned his attention for the first time to Mr. LaFollette:

"It is conceivable-I do not believe it probable that the Republican Party may win . . . It is conceivable -and I think it is probable-that the Democratic Party will win. . . .

"But is there anybody who believes that the third party, the Progressive Party, can win possession of the Presidency and a majority in the Senate and a majority in the House? I know of no one who contemplates that contingency.

"I submit to those who wish to see progress in this country, to those who wish to see honesty in government and who wish a restoration of a Government of justice and courage, that they have in this election, as reasonable men, no cause to vote any ticket other than of the Democratic Party."

He then returned to the theme of Republican corruption and the tariff, of which he said:

"It costs the State of Kansas alone $66 million annually in the additional price the people of this state are com

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