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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 09, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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AMERICAN WIFE OF TURKISH PRINCE WHO
FLED FROM PALACE TELLS OF1HAREM LIFE
Los Angeles, Cak "life in. a Turk
ish harem is Jife -without -work, with
out purpose and without hope. I left
it because I am an American woman
and must have freedom."
Lifting her shoulders with an ex
pressive movement that hinted of the
Frinctfss'' Hassan
1
orient, Princess Hbrahim Hassan,
formerly Ola Humphries of Oakland
Cal., who recently arrived here, ex
plained why she" fled the palace of
her Ottoman husband to return to
-this country.
"One day is just like another," she
resumed, "without a suggestion of in
terest and with cloying monotony.
"When two or three women come
td your harem to visit thej-'Sit for
a little while and talk a little. Then
they say to one another, "What shall
we do now?' and the only answer is,
'Move to another divan and sit down
again.' There's nothing else to do."
Princess Hassan spent part of her
time in Constantinople and part in
Cairo. She met and married the
prince, a cousin of the former khe
dive of Egypt, while- she was playing
in. a London theater some years ago.
The modern harem, she explained,
kept by the younger generation of
Turks, has usually but one wife in it,
polygamy going rapidly out of prac
tice.
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CM THE BACK YARD TEWGE
IS THE MOST UHRDPOLAR"
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