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NOON EDITION ONE CENT
CAFE DANCING GOES ON TRIAL THE SCHOOL
BOARD BUDGET IS CUT SOME MORETOENGES'
WIFE TELLS OF "HIGH FINANCE" METHODS
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL. 4, NO. 134
Chicago, Friday, March 5, 1915
WHITE WOMAN JOINS HAREM-SAYS
SULTAN'S MATES ARE HAPPIEST
Noted French Operatic Star Invades Mysteries ojE;
Modern Solomon's Court and Spends Six Months
Among 300 Wives of Oriental Potentate . ,
San Francisco, March 5-The jeal
ously guarded mystery and resplen
dent orientalism of Java's royal ha
rem, which for centuries has piqued
the curiosity of the Occident, has at
last been invaded by a white woman.
She is Mile. Ella Qauthier, noted
French operatic singer and world
traveler, who recently arrived here
after having spent six months as the
(, guest' of the sultan of Solo, under
As a companion of the powerful
soldan's- queen and the ladies of his
household, this daring Frenchwoman
who has had many thrilling adven
tures in the far east was given op
portunity to study intimately the life
of a potentate whose wives number
300 and whose royal retinue em
braces 5G-,6G0- people.
she says, "could not have been,' more
magnificent. And what struck me
most forcibly is the fact that the
wives of the sultan's harem are. the
happiest of women, getting along
amicably with their many loves on 3.
minimum of jealousies."
It was the spell of music which
opened the portals of the sultan's
palace to Mile. Gauthier.
"My intense admiration for. tke
weirdly beautiful Javanese music 'and
the sultan's devotion to the firie arts
made it possible for me to gain eatre
to bis household as a student of ori
ental melody," she explained.
"At liberty to come and go as I
willed, and attended by a host of ser
vants, I spent six months in the ha
rem under the tutelage of the, prin
icesses, who ny betermEd'th'e ujasea
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