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cause she has been denied the right
tt hold hands, go to dances and par
ties and enjoy the society of other
girls and boys of her own age like
American girls do.
Mrs. Slicoff recently married and
left her husband the next day. She
is now in the juvenile hall and will
not leave it, she says, until her par
ents promise to grant her demands.
. She says, that she believes that
Russian girls should have the same
rights as American girls, and by mak
ing this fight she declares she will
break the ice for other girls of her
race whom she maintains are but
slaves after they marry.
"I was tricked into marriage with
John Slicoff," said the young bride,
"so I resolved to break away from
the Russian customs and flew from
my; husband's house in the Russian
quarter and appealed to the Humane
Society. I am to be an American
girl from now on.
"Americans have no idea of how
a Russian girl lives. We have no
choice about whom we shall marry.
My sister in Russia married a man
she had never seen and it sickened
me. I have been in America six years
and have grown accustomed to
American ways and Believe the Amer
ican ways are best. American girls
have good times and are just as hon
est as Russian girls.
"Never do we Russian girls see a
boy unless it is in a crowd .with mar
ried folks. We can never exchange
ideas or get real chummy or have
real companionable times like Amer
ican girls and boys, and I am going
to be one Russian who won't stand
for Cossack rule in America. I am
going to be a martyr to the cause
of freedom for Russian girls in Amer
ica, for my action will be the means
of opening to the young girls of my
race the same privileges that Amer
ican girls have."
HOW THE RUSSIANS TREAT
"Our husband i? our master, we,
"We are forced to marry men w
"We do as our husbands order and
there is no appeal.
"We are never permitted to be
"We can never go alone to see
We cannot go shopping alone un
less we are .so old that no man will
look at us.
"If hubby doesn't feel like work
ng, wife is forced to go out and earn
a living for him."
DIARY Or r ATHfcR TIIYIt
i Since the Montenegrins entered
)on the present war armed with the
ost modern weapons, it is to be
supposed that their surgical appli
ances are equally up to date. Until
la tely, at any rate, they were con
te nt to follow the oldtime Scriptural
unage of oil and wine. On no ac
c unt would a native surgeon use
water in dressing a wound, but
wlpuld cleanse the injured part with
stirong wine, or spirit, called rakija.
Orte case in particular is never for
go tten by the Montenegrins.
A duellist received a sword cut
wl Jch slashed through three ribs.
Th is terrible wound was first washed
wit h white wine, a quantity was
poured into the body, through the
wo und and the man was rolled back
wa rd and forward, and in a few
we iks he was as well as ever. An
other man was shot through the
lun, is in battle in 1876 and was taken
to Lhe Russian hospital, where he
stea dily got worse. He asked for
pen nission for his people to come
and save him.
Tliey came and poured rakija in at
the Itop of the wound and some of it
ran lout at the opposite hole. This
treatlment was continued for some
time land in a year he was as strong
as e'ter. and has drank rakija ever
sincel for it is firmly believed that
whiclb. ever you are dressed with
wine lor rakija that you must al
ways prink In the future,