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Foreigners Resident in the Turkish Empire Are Pessimistic Concern ing the Outlook for the New Re gime Ottomans Not Loyal. By WILLIAM T. ELLIS. Somewhere in Turkey. For rea sons that are apparent, I dare not lo calize the interview which I shall re port in this article. The persons quoted could easily be discovered, and they would be made to feel the heavy hand of the government. They repre sent the darker side of the present sit uation within the Turkish empire. Before proceeding to quota these men, I may state one ominous and related fact, viz: Every foreigner whom I have met in Turkey and I have interviewed hundreds has shown himself hostile to the present government. This is an amazing con dition of things. Sometimes the an tagonism has been merely skeptical and supercilious. In other cases it has been deep and passioned. Hard Knocks for the Turk. ' The criticisms of the present govern ment made by these British and Americans has not been necessarily in contrast with, the old regime, but it has been a criticism of the Turk as a governing power; Neither is it to be considered hostile to Islam per se, but to Islam as embodied in the ruling class of the government. I have heard Educated Non-M scores of predictions , that : tt.e out come of . the, present? regime will : be resident In Turkey must necessarily bo a heavy drag on the wheels of the government. Another ominous and allied fact is that the Christians in the Turkish em pire are emigrating by the thousands. If anybody has the curiosity to exam ine the bulletins of Ellis island during the present six months he will find a big percentage of Turkish subjects among the arrivals. These men have fled from the prospect of military serv ice. When put. to the test, they show that the Christian population of Tur key i3 not loyal to the . government. Apparently Constantinople is willing to let these people go, although, taken as a class, the Christians are more efficient members of the community than the Moslems. An Upper Room Conference. These generalities were illustrated and substantiated by an interview I had recently with a dozen non-Moslem Ottomans, who are all educated men, and most of them professional men. They would be called leading citizens of any community. I asked a friend Type of American to arrange an interview with the edu cated natives of the . city who spoke .English. The result was an evening gathering in an upper room of the home of one of the members. The interview started with one man who had lived abroad serving as spokes man, but it quickly developed into a general discussion. "Have conditions improved under the new regime?" "No; conditions are really worse than in the Ramidian days. The new regime has made the Moslems more alert to what is going on, and quicker to assert their superiority, and to im pose exactions upon non-Mo alems. Christians have no rights In Turkey today, in spite of what you have read to the papers." : Here one man broke in with an 11- . 1 1 art?. '?k: - vf . lustration: "A short time ago, in my. native village, a Christian caught' a thief among his goats. The - house holder was a strong man and over powered the thief, and kept him in the house for the right. -The next day he took him to the officials, but because the offender was a Moslem he was set free, while the Christian was arrested and fined 25 Turkish pounds for kid naping a Moslem!" , The Old Cry for Justice. "Tell me," Tasked, "what you edu cated non-Moslems want of the gov ernment?" Instantly there came from several, as if by prearrangement, the cry, "Jus tice, equality." "Why not 'fraternity' also?" I asked, reminding them of the third of the watchwords which were go generally used at the time of the revolution. v"Never mind about that; let us have justice and equality, and then fraternity will take care of itself." "We cannot get justice. There is as much bribing as ever, only the bribes are bigger. There are fewer Christians in office than there were In the old days." ' Venturing to suggest that, in spite of all, conditions are improving and that, the new forces at work must make for human betterment, one man Impetuously said: "When will they be better? After we are dead? We want better times now." Ottomans Who Hate the Turks. After more pessimistic talk I re marked: "Then you seem to think that the present government is going to smash?" ' "We hope so," was the instant re sponse. "We are willing to have any power but Turkey rule. Of course we dream the. dream of independence for our own part of the land, and for the oslem Ottomans. various '.-..nationalities ..that go, to make up'Turkeyv .but ' that 4s? farcin the ; 1 ainty'of some one of the nowers-any body except' the Turks; or we '3 would; be glad to see our part of the country neutralized under the powers, as is the case with Lebanon, over which, however, Turkey has some control. Then all these emigrants who have left by the hundreds of thousands will return to this country. All of them pine for the homeland, but they simply cannot live here." "Do you not see," I remarked, "that the country is being drained of the best people by emigration, so that the prospects grow weaker as more of them leave?" "Good people go to a good country," was the terse rejoinder of a college professor; "there is no field here for educated non-Moslems." The Army Bugaboo. I have said that the prospect of mil itary service which is now open to the Christians is driving many young men out of the country. Several were escaping on ships upon which I trav eled. When remonstrated with these young men declared .that the Chris tians are persecuted In the army; that School in Turkey. there'are no Christian officers; that the immorality of the Turkish soldiers Is of a nature that makes even the nominal Christians flee from it; and that the life in the army Is not only poorly paid about 80 cents a month but that the conditions are of the hardest. It seems to be the opinion of these educated observers that Turkey is willing to have as many of the Chris tians as please leave the country. Here my companions began to ask questions about America. They talked of it as the children of Israel must have talked of Canaan. Every man of the twelve in that room, as we found by a count, has relatives in America; some of them look forward to going thither themselves. They think that the rapid spread of the Masonic miftnt will help Improve condition.; they say that in Tur key the Masks' do not cohere suffi ciently. " ' The Sultan's Greatest Dread. Speaking of the reform element which undoubtedly exists within Islam itself, these educated Ottomans said that the progressive Moslems dare not show, their hand in Turkey. - There is no real freedom of criticism. " ' "If you would print in your paper, I suggested to one, "that the Sultan is not a descendant of the prophet, and not even a member of the prophet's tribe, and so, according to the ancient law of Islam, is not qualified to b9 caliph;' would you be sent to prison?' This point is one which gives the sul tan greatest concern. With fine scorn the man answered: "No; I would hot go to prison; I would go to my grave." "These new days have only made the Moslem Turks more fanatical. There is likely to be a massacre at any moment. None of us is safe. I cannot venture out without my pistol, as you see" moving aside his coat! and showing the pistol in his pocket "everybody goes armed. When the Moslems could kill Americans, as they did Rogers and Maurer in Adana, they say it is safe to go ahead and kill native Christians." Factors In Reform. The gentlemen present were unani mous that the greatest factors of promise in Turkey were the schools maintained by foreigners, and espe cially by the Americans. After the beginnings of the public education which have been made, there may come general enlightenment. There is great need for the improve ment of agricultural conditions by the government itself, if people are. to wrest a bare living from the fields, with prices rising on every hand. . Late at night the conference broke up, and I carried with me a picture of men under the strain of the great fear and a great discontent, who could- be natriots if given a chance, but whose present sentiments are those of utter antagonism to the government or which they are citizens. (Copyright, 1911, by Joseph B. Eowlcs.) HOW TO AVOID MATRIMONY Kind-Hearted Soul Offers Some Valu able Advice on the Matter, ' Without Charge. To avoid getting married is a very easy matter, either for a man or a woman. If you are a man, frequent the dance, especially the coming-out .lancf Rtiolr to the debutante as! men of liberal views stick to their opinions. Hang around conservatories when thfe music is playing soft and low, and where there are intoxicating odors. Hang; around summer resorts and attend inusWl recitals. There are othfVtfigsl tir Jo, but this sho a coiiegn "Mwn, or washingi She should! cultivate thoseyoung men who wearf yachting suits all suumer and who know what to do with their hats on a piazza; who are good at buckling on skates, who ask if you have heard this and that, who would just as soon act as ushers at a wad ding as not, who are perfectly willing to explain the game of baseball, who are willing to Introduce other fel lows. ; That's all yoi hare to do to avoid matrimony. Eit, fin order to cinch the matter it ihay, be well to add a few more words advice. Ladies! If a mfea comes along who wilKnot talk baspall with you; who does not know japbody and does pot want to; who pes not even play bridge; who cannot even tell you who are the richest girls at the summer resort and just? how rich they are; who never was an usher at a wedding and never will (be pass him the ice pitcher! And do it quick!" Then go and hide ! Men! When you see a girl who hasn't got a crowd around her; who wears no scalps upon her belt; who subscribes to the Fme Lady;: who knows hoy to set a table for five in a cottage that cost $1,200; who can give an appropriate Halloween party. Beat it, my son! Beat it I Puck. Physical and Psychical. Dr. Farill, lecturing before a social service class in Chicago,,, said ' the character of the man as a citizen oft en was dependent on the physical training he received." Yes, but his character was more dependent upon the moral training he had received. His environment, his studies, his as sociations, his methods of thought the books he reads, the things he like? to talk about have more effect on his character than all the physical exer cises he can pursue. Because sound muscles, nerves and organs are to be desired, they should not monopolize one's interest entirely. The vanity of the flesh J very often leads to the un derminiiig of one's life. Building up the physical at the ex pense of the psychical is a disturb; ance of that equilibrium which means health. .The tendency of the age is to disturb that equilibrium to make the Ugfi of a man the test of his mightness, which was not the Lord's way, (is the Psalms remark. The right way, in the determination of those im portant relations, i3 to keep the soul jus't a little ahead of the body cd its upward march. i Not Hard Cider. Baton I see a man in the apple country has a lake of apple cider on his place. Egbert And do they skate on It? No; the ciders not hard enough fcf V, it -Yonkera Statesman. "DEAF" BEGGAR COULD HEAR ncident That Struck Householder as Being Along Slightly Humor ous Lines. "Many funny things hannen in a Bat during the course of a few months," said a Milwaukee flat dwell er, but one of the best things I ever saw happened yesterday. I was suddenly roused from my lumber by three loud knocks on the door. 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Other parts of his body were ; affected, but not to such an extent Wa tried about every advertised remedy without avail, in deed some of them only added to his suffering and one in particular, the Remedy, almost put the infant into convulsions. The family doctor prescribed for him and told us to bathe the baby, in buttermilk. This did not do any good, so we took him to a hospital. He was treated as an out-patient twice a week and he got worse, if anything. We then called in another doctor and inside of a week the boy was, to all appearances, cured and the doctor said his work was done. But the very next day it broke out as bad as ever. "We decided that it could not be cured and must run its course and so we just kept his arms bandaged to his side to prevent his tearing his flesh. We left Toronto and shortly after our arrival in Duluth, the Cuti cura Remedies were recommended. -We started using them in May, 1909, and soon the cure was complete. 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