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PRICE TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR
Jasper, Indiana, Friday, MARCH 17, 1922.
Strife Furnishes Girls for Slave
Market in Turkey.
ARE SMUGGLED INTO TURKEY
Pretty Captives of Turkish Soldier
Often Sold for $1.50 or $2 When
Put Up for Sale in Places Where
Auctions Take Place If Turks Had
Faithfully Carried Out Armistice
Agreement Many Girls Would Have
Been Saved From Harem Life.
War has resulted in the revival of
harems in Turkey. Armed strife is fur
nishing girls, too terrified to protest
against harem life, who can he bought
from the soldiery, who hold them cap
tive, for us low as $1.00 and &!'eudi.
The man who couldn't afford to buy. a
harem ten years ago can afford what
lie pleases now.
Asia Minor has become known as the
Twentieth Century slave market. The
battlefields are the auction Mock to
which women are brought for bartering
among the victorious soldiery. The
country's devastated towns along the
shores of the Mack Sea and down into
the provinces of Angora are being used
by slave dealers to carry on their trade.
Harems Filled to Overflowing.
The population of the harems has
Men swelled in the last few- years
through the demoralization of the Ar
menlan girls as a result of the looting
uf the villages hy the Turkish soldiery.
Girls who would never have gone Into
the harems had the family been held in
tact, have drifted Into them from the
ruined districts around the 151a ck Sea.
from Sainzoun, Batum, and TriMzond.
Their lives were ruined, their resist
a nee broken.
Turks living In lower Anatolia have
filled their harems to overflowing with
these young women, whom they were
able to buy. from the soldiery for. a
ban :! cf r'-To.lHj xrar.has enj
nhted the country Turk to start the
habit of harem life all over again. Just
at a time when decreasing affluence
and public opinion were mitigating It.
Most of the women, in the harems
are young. A large part of thera are
smuggled into the country for delib
erate selling. The Turkish girls who
marry Into the harems do so usually
with their parents' consent, although
knowing that they will share their bus
bands with other wives. Other harem
Inmates (or the niost part are not con
On the signing of the armistice al
prisoners of war were supjKised to t
banded over to the Allied governments
Had this agreement been carried oui
faithfully many girls would have beei
mi veil from harem life. The Turks
however, have found ways to conceal
their trafficking in girls. The famous
bride school at Samzoun is a signifi
cant example of their cleverness al
Girls' School Here Blind. '
This 'school" was housed in nn old
gray convent, on the edge of the town
of Samzouu, on the Black Sea. It had
been a home for beautiful nuns in the
past, for the women of Samzoun are
11 very beautiful. After the Turk:
t.k possession of the town the con
ent was used for those lovely Geor
gian and Armenian girls whom the
otluers fancied were worth more than
I be average captives.
The girls were gathered at the old
convent where the officers guarding
them said they were to be put in
cb. iol. The girls believed this until
they noticed they were being brought
down in groups from their sleeping
ouarters. where they were kept guard
eil all day, to stand before officers
and merchants, rich farmers and
wealthy Pashas. Then one. perhaps
two. of the girls would be taken from
the convent the nyxt morning.
Sometimes a girl's entry Into the
harem Is accompanied hy the old
fashioned details of a Turkish wed
ding but, for the ost part, she is
taken to her new home like a new
domestic animal bought at market.
Kor she K like them, meant for work.
Remarkable Double Egg.
Some weeks ago. says II. A. Schmidt
of .Hammond's Plains, N. S.. one of
my hens laid a huge egg. I weighed
and measured It. hut have forgotten
the weight and size. On breaking It
we found the outer shell filled with
tht white and floating in it an ordi
nary 5lxed and normal egg, weighing
about two ouuees.
Rat Suffered for Theft.
A rat nearly killed itself with a ring
Ir bad stolen. The rat vainly slipped
it over Its neck for a necklace, but was
mnble to get It off again, and when
found was almost strangled by the
ring, which became tighter and tighter
at tht rat grew bigger.
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lease in rniu'iuarcn. m, ot- junn
is said to have one of the most
mirth provoking pictures of his
FRAUD FOUND IN PARIS
Cunning Scheme Worked, It Is
Asserted, Mainly in the
The police of Paris have learned not
to be surprised at anything, but It is
wot every day that they are called
upon to investigate a case in which
Chaldean priests tiure, and this case,
involving false iclesiastlcs from Low
er Mesopotamia, has ' ramifications in
America. ' ;
jv mini caiunjr nnnseii h timiucun
priest called on the rector of the
American church in Avenue George V,
and asked for a subscription to
help on the work of protecting perse
cuted Chaldean Christians. The rec
tor wished to be rather more certain
of his visitor's Identity, hut when the
latter showed him letters signed hy
eminent American clergymen his sus
picions were dispelled and he gave the
man a subscription.
A few days afterward an individual
who stated that he was a Catho'i'
priest called on the rector and de
clared that the Chaldean was obtain
Ing money fraudulently. The mattet
was placed in the hands of the po
lice, who were not altogether satisfied
with the statements of the self-styled
Catholic priest, ami when they arrest
ed the Chaldean they confronted the
An amusing scene followed, in the
course of which it transpired that
both men were Chaldeans and both
had for years been engaged In a wide
spread fraud, then co-operation ending;
In one denouncing the other because
he owed him some 2,000 francs.
There were many other men. all ap-,
parently Syrians or Chaldeans, en
gaged In the scheme. They worked In
pairs, mainly in the United States.
and in order to gain the confidence
of their victims they obtained letters
from prominent clergymen on any sub
ject, afterward carefully erasing by a
special process the whole of the letter
except the signature. They then re
wrote the letters to suit their own
ends, and the authenticity of the rec
ommendations was seldom questioned,
as It was obvious that the signatures
WOLVES PROVE MENACE
These Animals Are a Plague to Mail
Pilot P. P. Scott of the air mail
service, who landed In the hills 20
miles from Elko, Nov., recently when
the engine of his plane threw a con
necting rod and he was forced to walk
for 11 hours through a snowstorm be
fore reaching Elko, is now carrying
a 4.Vcallbre pistol when making flights.
A pack of wolves which followed
,r00 yards behind the pilot as he
trained from the desolate mounta'nt
country In which he landed to the
Nevada city caused him considerable
uneasiness, and he says that he will
not take any more chances, in the
event of another forced landing.
IVspite the severe test to which the
pilot was put in the accident, he did
not hse one day In mall flying. While
his hike through the snowstorm was
long and tiresome, he was back on the
Job Friday and made his regular trip
into Salt Iake. He made the regular
imdl flight, from Salt Lake, to Elko.
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!aareer. St John is funniest in
his most serious moments and
jii.'utiuu ur uiciil ufpictt'u uerc iu
volves serious possibilitiwS no
one is likely to question.
BUND MAN FOLLOWED
. WIRES ABOUT HIS FARM
Learned to Read by the Braille
System and Used Bib!
K. M. IJowdeii, who died at b's home
near Knckdule. To':., recently, was
widc-lv- known as ;i successful f. finer
aithMi::;i- he had been totally biii-d fm
rhe C! ve.ns of nis llt;. He kv
:it cl-e lodch v. i;h the u:K c.pon h
farm, lioing mr.ch ol it !iri;s'!i. 11
w:rs a I'lic'ic , ;::d dexote.l his 'eisr.v
rinse.. j tfli . ri ; 1 1 it i i Jiii rt-1; h r
rlth his li'-igl-.l o:.s.
In o;ier il.at he i::;ht go fr::.i pr
o pl:i e ui. 'i's -ü:rt:i I'.ov(i ;i '
!sed ;iml l:;ii . onstr.'.ctcd I'll oveih.'
:tol!o stc:m. P.y t.!lv?n'' the wi;
Vlih ) iYv stntüg IU"!': short JtoleS '
vas abb1 to g t ;;r.':n;l witliotit ass!-,
nee. one day a neighbor who caile
n hi;n found hit:i h-tilding rail fein.
At the time of his U.it!i T.owde
was seventy ye:; is obi. Afii;r losin,
'lis s!g!it lie learned t read by tin
lira i He systeot. and was often seer,
reading the P.ilde ' by the st'iise tl
tom b. He maintained an interest in
the outside world and was a subscriber
to several papers, which kind neigh
bors would read to him.
TRAINS WOMAN AS POACHER
Murderer Takes Her as Hunting Com
panion in Styrian Mountains.
Out of the great mountains of
southern Styria, probably the finest
stag and chamois hunting ground left
In Europe, comes a story with all the
elements of romance and tragedy of a
Seventeenth century opera.
Franz Lengger, notorious and daring
poacher, was recently arrested on the
charge of four murders for robbery
In remote homesteads in the mountain
valleys. Searching for evidence, the
police found In his mother's house a
letter he had written disclosing that
his accomplice was a young woman.
Lengger wrote that she was a born
poacher and lie had trained her per
fectly for his work, boasting that his
own haunts were the crags and lofty
fastnesses where no other hunter dared
venture and where the finest chamois
were found. He described the woman
as equally daring and strong, no spot
he could scale appalling her, while as
a shot she had no equal.
He stated that in August she had
brought down six chamois, one stag
and two roebuck and missed but one
The woman is married, and ac
counted to her husband for her ab
sences with the excuse she was going
into the high summer pastures where
the mountain people take their herds
for butter and cheese.
Wave Returns Man It Swept Overboard
Gordon Woodbury, former assistant
secretary of the navy, was swept over
hoard from his yacht and then returned
by the same wave when the vessel en
countered rough weather off Cape
Charles. Va. Several members of the
crew were rescued after being thrown
off the ship, which was badly damaged
by the storm. ,
Save Dog Buried in Tobacco 15 Days.
Fifteen days after It had been burled
under a stack of tobacco, a dog be
longing to T. J. Rruner. of Wllmore,
Ky was rescued and revived. The
dog lay on the leaves f a pile of
tobacco and was covered.
NEW BRIDGE IS
MEMORIAL TO KEY
Imposing Structure to Connect
Virginia and Washington.
Oil SITE OF CHAIN BRIDGE
In Memory of the Author of "The
Star-Spangled Banner," Once a
Resident of Old Georgetown Many
Historic Memories Awakened by
This Enterprise All That Is Left
f the Francis Scott Key Mansion
Stands Where North Approach Is
& bridge now under construction,
which will cross the Potomac river,
connecting Virginia with the city of
Washington at Thirty-fourth street,
was originally designed as a memorial
to Francis Scott Key, author of "The
Star-Spangled Banner" and once a
re ident of old Georgetown. The gen
eral assembly of. Maryland made
Georgetown a town In 1751, twenty-five
years before that province ceased to
be loyal to the British crown. The old
town, now part of Washington, evi
dently was built on the ashes of the
Indian village of Tohoge.
How surprised the old residents
would have been to have awakened
some ne morning to find this glisten
ing white structure in place of their
little, river ferry. Their only bridge
was at Little Falls, three miles above
the present bridge-site, and was made
of timbers swung on chains. In the
charter of. the Georgetown corporation
it was written that the city should
"keepr the chain bridge and the road
leading to the bridge free and in re
pair forever," The Georgetown ferry
at one. time was in dispute, for Vir
ginia claimed the river. The ferryman
was persuaded to row the sheriff to
the Virginia shore. He was arrested
,whe-he-stepped onto Virginia soil to
collect his fee and taken for trial" to
Many years ago, where falls the
shadow of this new structure, there
came 'and went the ships of the Dutch
East Indies bringing silks and jewels
and returning down to the sea with
their. cargoes of tobacco. There also
docked the Shenandoah, which went
regularly to Europe with her hold full
of the Virginia weed, to return laden
with salt. Sailing packets put out for
New York with flour, and once on a
Saturday night the schooner Pearl
slipped silently down the river with
most of the slaves of the town on
board, causing a scarcity of Sunday
morning breakfasts and putting great
consternation in the hearts of the
Wakes Old Georgetown Memories.
Many tales are told of the boats
which put into port and it is said that
when Spilraan sailed from Jamestown
In the pinnace Tiger many years be
fore to trade with the Indians for
corn, that Capt. Henry Fleete, who
was among those to land, was captured
and held. He learned the Indian
language and almost entirely forgot
his own. Later he was ransomed and
taken to England. There he told many
wonderful stories and In writing of the
upper Potomac said "it aboundeth with
all manner of fish. The Indians In one
idght will catch thirty sturgeons In a
place of the river not above twelve
fathoms broad. And as for deer, buf
falo, bears, turkeys, the woods do
swarm with them and the soil Is ex
The spot where the sturgeons were
caught has since been identified as the
gtone house and mill bullt about the
end of the eighteenth century by Amos
Claud ; the mill is now known as Eads
mill. Georg Washington was said to
be exceedingly fond of fish, and fish
Ing was one of his pastimes; In a let
ter he has said he "went a-dragging
for sturgeon frequently."
A Dusy Little Town.
Had one stood where the north abut
ment of the new bridge now towers, in
those early, days, he would have looked
over the old "business section"; on
Brown's bakehouse" on Water street,
"John Lawrence's skin dressing o:i
Fayette street, "Dawson's Soap and
Grease factory" on Water street near
Frederick, on the tobacco warehouses
the "Inspection house- and the
wharves. It was a busy little town and
many shops of miscellaneous char
acter flourished and grew. An extract
from an old letter written hy MaJ. An
drew Elllcott to his wife Sally, when
in the city to make a survey, read:
I bought for you In a little shop in
Georgetown a pair of black mitts and
a small smelling bottle."
In olden days two fairs were held
annually by .the town. Each lasted
thiee days. One was set for the first
Thursday In October and the other be
gan on the second Thursday In April,
and on these days all persons were
free from arrests save only for felony
ftSd. breach of peace. The gentry came
from far and near In satins and home
spun and the fair was ceremoniously
opened by the1 hallff, who read a
proclamation which began. "Oh. yes!
and that's e'e time. Oh. yes! and that's
twa times. Oh. yes ! and that's the
thelrd and last time; come all manner
of persons," whereupon he stated what
must not be done by the people on the
day under penalty of punishment, and
It ended with "and Ml naam to mv
In 1700 the race track was opened
In conjunction vitli the f:iir, wit!
gentlemanly betting. It is said o
George Washington tli.it he altende
the races, bet moderately, and gen
erally subscribed to the purses. Tht
old fairs were gay and festive occa
sions, statesmen and private citi::e:i
gathering together for pleasant recre
ation. Key House Is Now a Stors.
On the spot where now is heim
bullt the north approach of the ne
bridge stands a little shop. l:ep';lii'
Hardware store. It is all that is h
of the Francis Scott Key man ion.
From tliis house went forth his tw
sons who were killed, one in a du .1.
One bright morning, the 4th of .1 til
in 18-8, to the accompaniment of tin
marine band, a little party of penpu
set out from the Union hotel on Bridg
street and proceeded to the sp t where
John Qulncy Adams, then preside .t of
the United States, turned the . first
spadeful of earth for the new water
way to the west, the Chesapeake and
Ohio canal, which was completed in
October, 18o0. A few days after the
canal was opened the Freeman Uaw
don came down from Cumberland.
i where she had started with the Eliza-
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Ohio, all bearing coal, and was the
first to round a bend a half mile above
the spot where the new bridge now
stands. As the boat passed the old
Columbia foundry at the bend a salute
was fired. Near the end of the canal
a bridge was built long ago over Hock
creek, but one stormy night, while
hearing the weight of a stage. It gave
way, and driver and horses w$re
drowned. This gave rise to the trad!
tion still talked of In Georgetown of
"The Headless Man of K Street
There also Is told the story: of "The
Drummer Boy of 'Little' Falls-wlnf
tried to cross the river at that point
so that he might muster into the army
in Virginia during the Revolutionary
war. He was drowned, and there :ir
those who sm.v that they have bean'
the brave little roll of his drum who?
night and tr.oining meet.
New Bridgs Done This Year.
The new stmctmv is of re-enforcc
concrete, having seven graceful spuj
The work is Icing carried on nude
the supervision of the army engmee.s
It was begun in 1H17 and it is ex
peered that the late fall f wil
see its completion. The deck of tin
bridge is to be of ample width to carr.
foot passengers, vehicles and trolleys
and in the center it rjses eighrv-fom
feet above the water at In v tid.
What would Maj. L'Eufant have s;dl
when he stood on the heights an'
looked down at the "Potmack" had
he seen this majestic structure brhlg
ing the river? Would he have written
his survey, as he did, that from "thos
heights the view was commendable'';
It was from those same neights thai
Mrs. E. D. E. N. South worth vlewel
the winding Potomac and watched th
Virginia palisades change from youn;
and shivering green, through russei
gold, to silver white as the season
passed. There in Prospect cottage.
which still stands, she watched the
growth of Georgetown anl Washing
ton, writing her many vivid tories
arouml their historic personalities and
points of interest.
During the early days In Georgetown
It was necessary to take the ferry If
one was of a mind to cross to the
neighboring state, or else ride to the
Chain brhlge at Little Falls and there
crps three mile above. Later the
aqueduct bridge was built on the old
foundation which was constructed to
carry a canal across to Virginia.
Tluy times are passed now ami the
old residents of Georgetown are but
memories ; homes have gone to ruin ami
gardens straggled off to weels; still as
always, the Potomac mut be bridged,
and now. In place of the old and
patient . ferry, the swinging Chain
bridge and the now comlemn'jd Aque
duct Is being erected this stately white
concrete structure. The grand and
solemn procession winch carries the
nation's hero dead to their last rest
ing place at Arlington will i ass over
this new Georgetown bridge, the west
ern gateway to the south.
The German chemist who prfer
to posses the secret of manufacturing
gold from baser metals Is open t sus
picion. If he were a business man f
ordinary capacity he would keep so
valuable a secret to himself.
The shrewd management of Russian
personal politics has succeeded In mak
ing It appear impossible to arrange for
recognition of sovietism that does not
Imply a positive indorsement of Lenin
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WILL HAYS AND BROTHER
VISIT FATHER'S OLD OFFICE
Will II. Hays and his brother, Hin
kle C. Hays (left) are shown on the
steps of ttTe old law office, opened by
their father in 1879, in which the firm
of Hays & Hays practiced law for
nearly forty years. It Is located above
the old Sullivan County State bank,
in Sullivan, Ind.
MOSCOW NOW "WIDE OPEN"
Staid City of Czars and Repressed
Capital of Early Sovietism Gone.
Moscow has become a wide-open
town for the tirst time in its modern
history. It Is open fr business, for
thefts, for, holdups, for fun, for dis
ease and disaster, for speculation, for
Irinking, for any ami all things man
or woman may devise. ,
The old-timers of the staid prewar
regime cannot recognize anything but
the snow. It used to be, before the
war, a sort of country, family town
a compared to the gayer St. Peters
burg. During the revolutions It lost this
friendly aspect of quiet and, as the
soviet settled down here. It became
strictly moral and severe, with only
the grand opera to lighten the load of
propaganda anl thousands of orders
n how to live and prosper and be
happy, notwithstanding closed shops,
lack of bread and medicine and
. A Kussian Kip Van Winkle who hail
slept during the last three years
wouldn't know the town these nights.
Thurch bells ring out for prayers.
Communists and bourgeoisie, peasants
and princesses are all scrambling for
more money that they may not fall
into the abyss of famine. Cabmen are
fighting for higher rates, grain deal
ers for more rublas a bushel, bakers
for more a pound, candy and cookery
shops are blooming out In every cor
ner, wine ami vodka are sold in mil
linery shops and the eighty policemen
of the town have long since quit
bothering with footpads. The lid Is
PLENTY OF WHITE OWLS
Judge Reports That Woods of York
County, Me., Are Full of Them.
Judge George L. Emery of the Bidde-
ford (Me.) municipal court, who Is a
hunter of no small skill and a nature
student of years' experience, reports
that the woods in York county are full
of white owls this season.
One specimen which he showed was
gigantic in size.
On taking the binl to a tax'derm!t
he found si others ready for mount
ing, all from western Maine. Judge
Emery says there are more white owls
in Maine this year than since he was
Wn!ks Panama Canal in 16 Hours.
AP.aa Mann, twelve years old, of
Panama, walked along the entire
length of the Panama canal, about .7)
miles, in 10 iours ami 20 minutes ac
tual walking time.
Bracelets Come Back.
An Interesting fal which has come
Into being with the introduction of
very , wide sleeves, is the wearing of
bracelets or fiat bead bands to hold
some of the width in at the wrist- The
bawls are about an inch wide, showing
Interesting designs of fine beads in gay
colors. Jade. Ilamond or onyx brace
lets appear with sleeveless evening
toilets, the narrow bracelets confining
at the wrlt filmy scarfs, which are
wound about the arms instead of
Spring Dress Goods.
Brushed mohair and chiffon ilpaca
;ire amoni: I he novelties in dies trolls
that will likely come Into favoi this
priug. Fibre silk is also ;x.keu of.