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A STOP Y ABOUT THE PLAIN WOMEN OF THE BALKANS
Types ct Bulgarian, Servian rand Montenegrin women, as photo
graphed by Miss Durham.
juuiiui o iiuu. luiooiuuioiu.ui .ii, Jjainau Jiaivp oi- pio-jrin.
is tne only woman war cor
respondent on the Balkan battle
fields. She is now nursing the
wounded Balkan soldiers as a Red
Cross assistant, ana writing her
war stories between times. Miss
Durham lived m Cetinje, Mon
tenegro, during most of the last
12 years, making frequent trips
throughout Montenegro, Servia
By-Miss Mary Edith Durham,
Author of "The Burden of the
Balkans;" "High Albania' and
Through the Land of the Serb."
Podgoritza,. Oct. 23. In this
struggle to free the Christians of
Macedonia from the pitiless iron
rule of the Moslem, the women
an active and a noble part.
Montenegrin women are scarce-,
ly less hardy and stalwart than
the husbands, brothers and sons
who hastened to join the colprs.
Many of them, living upon the
swart mountainsides of the little
kingdom are capable, of, great
feats of endurance; indeed, I have,
met' women who have walked 30
or 40 miles a day over mountain
passes andJhrough the bare and
stony defiles to attend the ba-v
zaars at Cetinje, the capital, or
the market of picturesque Cat
tiro, in the latter case having to
climb home gain four or five
thmisand feet im amid thp n
tvironing hills along a path often.
little more than a. goat track, t