ITALY: Caruso under Glass

Mr. Carveth Wells, famed naturalist, director of many an expedition for the American Museum of Natural History, astonished reporters by letting fall numerous lurid observations anent a tour of the Mediterranean from which he returned last week to Manhattan:

"I found the crater of Vesuvius swarming with billions of ladybugs. . . . I was taken for a Frenchman in Damascus and bombarded with rotten fruit . . . . No wonder! Near there I saw 300 Senegalese soldiers riding along on camels and lashing at the...

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