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,j__ WHERE BRIDES ARE SOLD AS CHATTELS
By ,H I II S ONTtlAW ST. PETERSBURG. July ‘•^(Spe cial.)—The putting up of eligible wives to auction is steadily prac ticed in the Gear's European dominions. The Kara Nogai steppe is the chief center of this business, and most of the wom en sold are Christian Russians. In order to supply the bachelor Kara Nogai Tartars with wives a business is carried on in all respects bu# one identi s cal with the white slave trade which the governments elsewhere are doing their f fait most to suppress. The Kara Nogai Tartars ate rem nants of a remarkable race. They took their name from their sovereign Nogai who in the fourtenth century founded an independent kingdom. In the reign of Peter the Great they migrated from their Volga home to the low lying plain between the Black and Caspian seas; and when the Russians subdued the Caucasus about 20,000 emigrated to Asia Minor and there mostly perished. Those who re mained In Russia, a miserable handful, live between the rivers Terek and Kuma. They are nomads: highly Intelligent and equally uncivilized; and they stick stoutly to their Moslem faith. The woe of the Nogai Tartars is that they can’t find wives. They have only about one woman to three men. The rich men or "sultans’' require several wives, and the poor Hre put to it to get any at all. They are saved bj* the fact that even the "poor" are well off when com pared with the miserable Christian mou jik. They have horses' and oxen in i plenty. And they exchange this for wealthy wives. So a regular market for women has sprung up at Karanogai, Ter ekle Mechteb, and olher centers of the Nogai steppe The Kara Nogai Women Market is held every three months. In the intervals are only isolated sales. In the middle of Jan uary, April, July and October agents arrive at Kara Nogai with good looking auctionahle women, mostly Tartars or Russians, Russians predominating. The Tartar women belong to the Astrakhan or Orenburg Tartar races; they are Mos lem* and are lelatives of the Nogai Tar tars The Christian women mostly be long to Russian settlements in the Cau casus, that is. to a highly intelligent and civilized class of Russia's population. Many thousands of the Caucasus Christ ians have been expelled from Russia proper because they were religious sec tarians. and they live particularly sober and industrious lives. This does not pre vent them parting with young girls, and even their own wives, when women ure, plentiful and money scarce. From these1 sources, with an occasional Persian or Georgian woman thrown in, the Nogai marriage market is kept so w’ell supplied tiiat only the poorest Tartars have to do without wives. The Nogai. Orengurg. and Astrakhan Tartars have nothing against this mar riage by udelion; it Is recognized, they sa\. by the Slieriat. The Christian Rus-j sians tolerate it out of poverty, and find j consolation in the fact that the Tartars I make good husbands, even though they require their wives to embrace Islam. The auctions are carried on in what, judged by the Tartar standards, is a per fectly orderly and decorous way. A week \ before the market the Tartars build at! Kata Nogai a platform, which they dec- j j orate with flags, and with polished ! r rpuare pieces of Standard Oil petroleum tins. The platform Is circular in shape, "so that there may be no angles in mat rimony." When preparations are com plete, there arrive the agents who bring batches of horn four to ten girls. More often than not the fathers of the girls filso come, in order to see fair play, and TOO LUTE TO CLASSIFY FOR RENT—ROOMS PRIVATE family, adults, will rent ele gantly furnished room to single gentle men nr couple: house new. all conveni ence?; block from Highland avenue care. Phone 4736-W. FOR RENT- Two unfurnished connecting rooms or half of house; bath; private j family; no other roomers; references ex- J changed. . Phone 8537-J. 2401 4th ave., N. | FOR RENT—Nicely furnished room:’, facing park, two blocks Five Points. ' Phone M. I371-J. THREE connecting furnished rooms for light housekeeping; all modern conven iences; everything furnished except .cooking gas. Half block from North Highlands car; $5 per week. Phone Alain 1907-J__ WANTED—FEMALE HELP \\ ANTED—Several intelligent women to sell stock in high class Birmingham company on installment plan; only well dressed women, who have had success ful experience in selling and who come well recommended will be considered. Apply between 2 and 4 o’clock to Mr. j Crump at 2107 3d ave. WANTED- A middle age Jewish woman I to help keep house for a widower with | three children, the youngest S years old. Apply to L. Bush, 117 Dauphin st., Mo bile. Ala. WANTED—Experienced colored woman t.- cook and assist- in housework. 829 Tuscaloosa ave., corner Vine, West End. 7-26-21 WANTED WaNTISD^VOTT ' TO HAVE YOUR i Alt REPAIRED BY US. OVER LAND AND MAXWELL REPAIR ING A SPECIALTY. ALL WORK POSITIVELY GUARANTEED, WHIT SON * WORTH MOTOR CAR CO., ! IT A \ E PHONE MAIN 1315. WASTED— To borrow 3 JO A ouickly for 90 days; will pay liberal interest and give .:2(»w> worth household good? in cluding piano and large library as ae <-urt’ . Address F-2S, care Age-Herald. WANTED A furnished house or apart ment cn Southside, bungalow preferred. Add' . :-.- (cure Age-Herald. ^ \VA NTKD—S A L KS M E N \\ A XTED—Live. intelligent, well appear ing installment stock salesmen for high class Birmingham company; only c can cut men who come well recom mended will be considered. Apply be- | tween 4 and 6 o'clock. Mr. Crump at 2107 j 3d ave. \VANTI?D—Salesman and demonstrators w'ith neat appearance; $3 to $8 per day. Pmd nightly. Call Monday after 9 a. , trt. Room 437 Hood bldg. FOR SALE _ VTCVV IMG MACHINE. leaving^^town, must sell; 7-drawer drophead; tree used 10 months, $12. 2104 8th ave. _ iFOK SALE— West End. 1 Vs blocks from car* line; $600 will buy a fine level building lot with trees; has every modern improvement, all paid, in chiding gas; no assessment; consider and investigate how much you are getting for your money: can you beat it? Call West End 436; will be glad to show you the property. 7-27-3t-.su-we-t It LOST—STRAYED—-STOLEN _ drove, one largd^sorrel horse w ith white stocking feet and bar shoe on right foreloot; liberal reward if returned to C. It Burton, Birmingham, Route 3. Phone 3731-W. SOLD INTO MARRIAGE South Russian Beauties of the Type That Can Be Bought at Auction for $50 in the Nogai Steppe to make sure of getting their money, for the beneficiaries are not the . girls but their parents. The agent usuaily takes 30 per cent of the sale price. The Tartar gills are sold without veils. They compromise with custom by bold ing the ends of their red head-kerchiefs across their moutlffe. The Russian wom en are unveiled; but once purchased, their masters make them wear veils. When the preparations 'are complete an Iron shield is beaten In order to sum mon the bachelor Nogala from their work in the steppe. The girls mount the plat form. The Tartars throng around, exam ine their faces, pinch them, dig lingers into them to make sure that they are fat, and sometimes undress them, wholly or partially. The Tartars consider that they are behaving v,ell and decently be cause they never attempt to speak to the girls, that being forbidden by Mahoin medan law The women are then auc tioned off one by one. Competition is keen. Prices run from $50 to $250. Some times the Tartars bid ponies, paying from three to 15 for a wife. The ponies must mount the platform beside the girls; and ! the merits of both are compared. The sale of Russian women is largely in the hands of the Astrakhan Tartar 1 Muehtnenoff. who speaks good Russian, and travels around the Christian villages, seeking promising wives. MuclunenofC prefers to deal in widows, as he buys them outright and gets them relatively « heap. In South Russia a widow has a had time; if she has no grown up son she loses her parcel of land; and she finds it hard to get a second husband. Mueh menoff also buys Tartar women; and pays go6d prices for them. He is known throughout the Caucasus for his honesty; for his considerate treatment of his human goods; and for his businesslike ways. He has formal documents for every transaction. Copies of them are published In the Moscow “Viedomoatr*. One of them reads: ”1 vow that 1 have sold the widow Matrena ShlshkofF and the Tartar girl Aini-Kamal-Mushamed zan to Orasa-li Ashall Ogli for 650 rou bles. and have received also two ponies, height 110 centimetres.” Muchmenoff also makes out a certificate to the purchaser, to he signed by the girl’s parents, which I A number of habeas corpus hearings were set for yesterday In the city court, which were instituted by persons confined in the county jail without bond. Judge John H. Miller heard the case of Henry Little, charged with a capital offense. On hearing the evidence Judge Miller decided the man was wrongfully detained and ordered his discharge. The case of Johnnie Lyons was passed until August 4. by Judge C. C. Nesmith, as was the case of Clarence E. Leak, a well educated negro banker, who was indicted for the murder of his wife. ("arl LJerridow. charged with manslaughter, was released by Judge Nesmith hut a new warrant was sworn out against him and he will be placed in jail nnd given a prelim inary hearing in the court of common pleas. HUSTIS TO HEAD NEW HAVEN ROAD New York, July 26.-J. H. Hustis of Boston, vice president of the Boston and Albany railroad, will become president of the New Haven railroad as soon as Howard Elliott. Mr. Mellen's Successor, as head of the system, becomes chair man of the board. This was announced in Wall street today on the authority of a director. The data upon which Mr. Elliott woujd assume the chairmanship was announced as November 3. REFUSE INVITATIONS SENT BY AMERICANS Madrid, Spain, July 26.—El Imparcial asserts today that members of the old aristocracy of Cadiz refused the invita tions sent them by officers of the Amer ican training ship Illinois. The refusal, according to the newspa per, was due to the lingering ill feel ing engendered during the Spanish-Amer ican war. Spirit of Co-Operation St. Paul, Minn., July 26.—Confident they have aroused a spirit of co-operation among business men of the west, direc tors of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States today ended here their fortnight's tour. One of the principal things discussed here was the future of the Mississippi river from St Paul to New Orleans with regard to transporta tion. .Peace Delegates Arrive Bucharest, Koumania, July 26.—Peace delegates of Servia, Greece and Montene gro will arrive here on MonUa> when rhey will he joined by Premier Venizelow of Greece and the Bulgarian plenipoten tiaries. Official circles hope terms of peace will be arranged as soon as the armistice now being discussed at N'ish is concluded. reads something like this: I vow that I have sold my daughter Duniasha to the Nogai Tartar Aehmet Ogll, and that 1 have received from Nasibule Muchmenoff the sum of 150 roubles.” The Tartar white slave market ends with an all-round wedding. The Tartars always marry their goods on the auction day. Happiness is often the result. The Russian wives, however, are looked on as inferior, because rich "sultans” pre fer girls of their own race and faith. Those who have both Russian and Tar tar wives expect the Russians to serve the Tartars. As a rule a Russian fetches a quarter of the price which is paid for a Tartar. Queer transactions are some times carried through. The “sultan” Bari Vatazzi. who owns a heard of 400 horses, this year caused a great scandal by his caprice in wives. He started with two wives, both Tartars. When the younger died, he divorced the survivor, and sold her by auction for three Russian girls. A fortnight later he divorced tlie wives, and sold them in exchange for a Nogai girl. St. Petersburg authorities regard these Arcadian conditions with indifference. The Nogais. like all Tartars, are politic ally "sound”, and that is all St. Peters burg cares about. _LEGAL NOTICES j ^ " Notice to^contractors Sealed proposals will be received by the under signed until 3 o'clock p. in . Friday. August 1, 1913. for paving 23th street from 1st Avenue to 10th Avenue: Madison Avenue from Cleveland Street to 20th Street and 10th Avenue. South, from ‘23rd Stntef to 2Uth Street. Bid* will be received ou bliuJItldo, asphalt, vitrified brtek. asphaltic concrete and bituminous con crete. Specifications ma.v he obtained Mid plans ex amined at this office. The right is reserved to re ject any or all proposals. (SifiUed) WALTER G. KIRKPATRICK, City Engineer. Age-Herald, July 20. 27 and 28. 1913. Notice to Contractora Proposals for the construction of the County High school building at Florala, Ala., will be opened at Florala, Ala., on August 19, 1913, at noon. Each bid is to b« accompanied by a certified check in the amount of 3 per cent of the total amount of the proposal, subject to the usual con ditions of the contractor making a surety bond in the amount of 50 per cent of amount of contract within 10 days |if the contract is awarded him. The right is reserved to accept any or to reject any or all proposals presented. Plans and specifications nfay be had by addressing Mr. William Drago, architect. 512 Audubon building, New' Orleans, l,a., or Prof. James P. Doster, Florala, Ala. 7-20-Gt-su-we Trustee** Sole of Stock of Furniture At Macon. Miss., on Monday, August IS, at 3 p. m. we will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the entire stock of furniture, pictures, coffi£Ps hearses, etc., lately conveyed to us by J. F. Shelton. The right is reserved to reject all bids. The stock conservatively inventories $5000. Hero is a chance for good bargain. To a furniutre dealer looking for an open ing the opportunity is exceptional. The business is old and established, and the only exclusive furniture store in unusually good and large trade ter ritory. Write for particulars and inventory. E. T. BUSH, JR.. HENRY A. MINOR. J Ft., Trustees. Macon. Miss. 7-27-3t-su 4™ —« Permanence Is the keynote of the home. Hence the importance of right location. In the beautiful home place of Birmingham, midway be tween the city and the big pay roll plants, the improve ments are of a solid, endur ing nature. That is another reason why a lot in Ensley Highlands is the best value for the money in the Bir mingham district. See Ens ley Highlands. R. A. TERRELL 503-4 Title Guarantee Building t tv I l.l II I —— D. VEINESS “735rD.My,/,J‘ Metal Work Suel« KM ItndiKforM, I.hi»|im4 Fonder*, IVliicheN*, <;u*oline Tank*, Slralirhteu lni; Uoiiie*. Iloofln^, Ktc. 121 South 21*1 St. IIIIOfllXUHAM ALABAMA For Sale $800.00 buys a lot and three I room house in Wood lawn [Heights, one block from (1 at«• City ear line; rents for $8.00 per month. I8<>e this. $700.00 buys two lots and three room bouse in Tuxedo Park; city water, etc.; 1 1-2 blocks of Tidewater car line. Hunts for $7.00 per month. A bargain. $1200.00—One lot in Elyton; has three room house and one two room house; rents $15.00 per month. Only $9000.00 Beautiful 10 room house on one of prettiest streets in Nor wood; comer lot 60x190, block from car line, on paved street. Handsomely finished. Good terms. TARRANT Realty Co. 2111 3d Ave. Phone Main 6732 Ryan's Bargains! $5500—Modern seven room house and basement; built for a home; well located, 12th avenue, Norwood. Small cash payment, balance easy.. $1800—Six room residence; strictly modern throughout; built six months; located on Tidewater car line,,East. Woodlawn. This is a bar gain. Terms. $4800—227 acre farm, 175 acres cleared, 125 acres in cultivation, good orchard and pasture, five room dwelling, pointed; barn, buggy house, dairy house, good ■ tenant houses, four rooms and one two rooms; good well water. located in Coosa valley, 11-2 miles railroad station. No waste land. Good, fer tile red land; on good road. Ryan Real Estate Company 2026 3d Ave. Phons 835 AUCTION SALE OF HIGH BRED JERSEY CATTLE On Thursday, July 31, we will sell 39 head of high bred Jersey cattle for the Hardie Stock Farm of Alexandria, Ala. Mr. Hardie has decided to re tire from the dairy busi ness and the entire lot will he sold without reserve to the highest bidder. The cattle can be seen at our stables Tuesday morning and after. Descriptive ' folder will be mailed on application. We will also sell 50 head of horses and mules. FIES & SONS This Million Dollar Office Building Opens Oct. 1st • c A worthy business home tor ail that Is fore most in Birmingham commercial and profes sional life—that is the ideal furnished by The Jefferson County Savings Bank Building Most notable addition to Birmingham’s magnificent business struc tures—a model of beauty.and convenience, its location is in harmony with its own high character. Overlooking the busiest business center, among a group of other attractive buildings, it commands a never-to be broken view of the whole city. It is the very center of the business district—within one or two blocks of every other tall office building; three blocks from the clubs and best hotels. Your business home should he here. The distinction of an office in the finest business building in the south, will have a real value to you. Offices single or en suite may be had on lease terms mutually agree able. The choice locations are rapidly being taken. J. L. Yancey R. E. & Ins. Co. Rental Agents 118 North 21st Street FOR RENT SOUTHSIDE. Location. Rooms. Price. 2205 Ave. P. 4 $15.00 1131 14th st. 5 25.00 610 25th st. .. 6 18.00 520 25th st. 7 20.00 1913 10th ave. 8 40.00 1105 Sycamore st. 8 50.00 1002 20th at. 9 83.33 2732 Highland ave. 9 75.00 2900 Cypress ave. 10 65.00 940 19th st. 10 85.00 1 407 11th ave. 16 75.00 1921-23 Ave. IT. 24 150.00 NORTH.SIDE. 1500 11th ave. 5 25.00 1617 7th ave. 7 35.00 1225 24th st. 7 30.00 615 22d st. 8 50.00 2430 4th ave. 8 45.00 2418 5th ave. 9 50.00 114% 18th st. 5 35.00 1916% 4th ave. 20 75.00 Kosewall apartments, lo cated on Northside within easy walking distance of business sec tion; apartments from f two to four rooms; thor oughly modern, with screened sleeping porcH^s and kitchenettes. Will be completed about August 15. .Consult us about prices. • STORES. 2113-15 Morris ave. 50x82%.$100.00 2521 4th ave. 40.00 306 14th st. 30.00 516 N. 14th st. 12.50 W. B. Leedy R. E. & Ins. Co. 112 N. 21st st. Phono 43. Third Avenue Corner This lot is improved with a good 2 story brick building leased for 2 years at $2100 per annum; would consider a well located home not over $10,000 as part payment. Price on application. Our Choice This lot 60x190 feet facing two streets. Improved with brick and frame build# ings, less than a block of property recently sold at over $1,000 per front foot; our price $20,000. See us Monday. Second Avenue This lot 50x140 feet is improved with a two story brick building now' paying 7 per cent on purchase price; recent Improvements on Second avenue means quick enhancement in the value of this piece of property. A. A. Gambill & Company “NOTHlXCi BI T RKIL F.STtTr." • Ill V. tint Street Phone Main s Coal Yard Located on Frisco and Belt Railway. Close in. Excellent Location. Low Price. Easy Terms. Answer Quick R. A. BROWN & CO. 222 N. 21st Street I Published Weekly by the Birmingham Realty Co. Vol. IV. Birmingham, Ala., July 27, 1913. No. 15. His First Taste of Home” “I got a fleeting glimpse of NORWOOD PLACE from the observation car of tho Seminole Limited on mv return from a trin * *. i to the westward,” said a Birmingham man. - *' v iews of a town or city from the railroads are seldom satisfactory, but the glance I had of the ‘Placid Place’ heartened me. 1 knew that it had grown while J had gone and that the noble boulevard and beautiful parkway had advanced toward completions It was my first taste of Birming haml/rjof home!” Birmingham Realty Co. \ 2118 FIRST AVENUE Let Us Be Your Executor Name us as such when you make your will, and your es tate will have competent business management. The modern practice now is to use a Trust Company iri such capacities. Confer with us. AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE EIHE. TIM '.FT, naLlSI(!\, TH'isAroa l'x J'lO II PROrKRTY DA.IIAttQ ALL IN ONE POLICY Liverpool mitl London and Globe IiiHiirnnee Company of \p,t York LOUIS V. CLARK & CO., Agents. PH OAK tlOT CALI 1'HO.MJ—\\ HITIS ltl> AVIS. 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