Foreign News: Perfumed Genoese

Hottest news in sizzling Genoa last week was the final report of that thoroughgoing savant. Dr. Jean Charcot of L'Institut de France, upon Christopher Columbus, famed No. 1 Genoese.

"After four and a half centuries," said Dr. Charcot to eager Italian correspondents at Paris, "we are just beginning to be able to draw a picture of what Columbus looked like. He was taller than average. He had a long face and a long aquiline nose. His dimpled chin showed strength of character. His cheeks were like red apples, but his grey eyes were wells...

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