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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 29, 1912, Image 15

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as inferior beings and treat them
so. At the table women are
served last, after the men have
all the food they wish.
There are no rich folks in Ser
via, and outside the king's family,
no titles. Domestic servants are
unknown except in hotels, where
Germans are employed, for the
Serb regards it beneath him or
her to be an "employe."
That's why most of them farm,
or raise pigs, which is the chief
source of the smalt fortunes some
of them have.
The Serb is not very religious,
and many go to "church only when
a picnic is held.
Every grown man-has the use
of five acres of land, which can
not be taken from him. He may
buy other land, but those five
acres are'"loaneu" to him by the
government for life, and the
products of those acres can't be
taken for debt-.
Belgrade, 'the capital) is the
only city, and 'it is. becoming
western, in style, while the citi
zens are slowly moving toward
European customs.
Men 'wear loose trousers or
knickerbockers of white frieze
"cmd cardigan waistcoats with
sleeves, lavishly embroidered.
jyVbtnen wear zouave jackets with
jpose sleeves, linen skirts and
ftvo highly colored aprons, one in
t.front and the other behind. The
jprons look something like small
rugs.
J. he peasant married women1
jdress their hair so it protects in
Jtwo great ram's horns over their
oreneaas, ;;ne unmarnea giri
wears a colored handkerchief
over her head. The more "fash
ionable" women wear little red
fezzes.
Where the Bulgars are sullen
and quiet, the Montenegrins quar
relsome and noisy, -the Serbs are
merry, light-hearted, contented
with very little and always wear
smiles.
King Peter, a widower with
three children, has-been ruler of
Servia since Alexander I. and his
cdnsort, Queen Draga, were mur
dered in 1893. The crown prince,
Alexander, is the second son, the
first haying renounced his right
to the throne.
Servia is about half as large as
Indiana in area and has a popu
lation equal to 'New Jersey's. It
was overrun and settled 'by the
Serbs' in 636 A. D., andstruggled
through various degrees of inde
pendence until it fell in' the hands
of the Moslem sultan in 1389.
During the Turko-Russian war
in 1877, Servia took the field
against Turkey, and was made an
independent nation by the Berlin
congress ,in '78.
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Rice Mould With Jam.
One pint of milk and water, two
tablespoons of rice, a little grated
suet, one tablespoon of sugar,
plum jam.
Place the milk and water in a
pan and bring to a boil, add the
rice and allow to simmer gently
until quite thick and creamy;
grate in a tablespoon of suet, add
sugar. Turn out into a wetted
basin and allow to cool. Turn
out and serve with jam. '
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