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ASSOCIATION STARTS OPIUM WAR IN CHINA Eradication of ‘Blind Dens’ Is Sought by Opponents of ‘Pipe Smoking.’ SHANGHAI, June 23.—With reports of International Anti-Opium Association de claring that the opium poppy is being grown extensively in certain provinces of China and that much of the suffering from famine is caused by the planting of the poppy instead of wheat, a nation wide campaign against opium now is under way. An investigation of opium smoking here reveals the facts that palatial opium 'V.ns of this city—world famous a few years ago—have disappeared; that the wealthy Chinese are smoking the "pipe” Jr. beautifully fitted rooms in their own Aomes; that the poorer class** seek out badly-kept dens, carefully hidden, and •hat the coolie class has resorted to >pium tea. I'p until 1917, when the dens were closed by law. the opium palaces were rhe most popular gathering places of the Chinese. There were two famous opium palaces in Shanghai—the Nan Chen Sing and the T’eh Chin Sing. With some twenty-four other dens they were licensed and under police protection. To-day these famous dens have been transformed Into Chinese theaters and tea houses, and the American tourist in Shanghai In search SATURDAY HOURS— -8 A. M. TO 8 P. M. IF YOU ARE ALIVE to your own interests, you will realize the benefit of money in the bank. And, if you are alive to your own in terests, you will set aside a part of your earnings and get your savings account started without delay. ■Da per cent interest works for you 24 hours a day, including Sundays— and compounds each six months. You have the money, we have the hank. Let’s get acquainted. Bank 136 East Washington Street. “You Can Get It at Vonnegut’s’ Can Now! Why pay fancy prices for canned vegeta bles and fruits next winter when at a frac tion of the cost you can put up all you need? Canning accessories, once bought, can be used from year to year. Canning Accessories You*!! Need OOXSERVO STEAM yrt looker- Xo. 9 89.50 %r‘, e—- Xo. 20 810.00 LJ No. 30 $18.50 SECIIRIST PRESSURE Xo. 1, 10-qt....826.00 . Xo. 2, 12-qt....829.00 Spuline Wnv Ladle 2C Kerr Wide Mouth Jars, Parowax, 1-lb. package 10<* gallon, doren .$1.75 tun<l Luck Lubbers, do* lOC Kerr Wide Mouth Jars, | Gold Tack Canning Racks..6s^ 1 quart, dozen $1.40 i HaDd - v Fruit Jar Holders, Kerr Wide Mouth Jars. I•••• lOC 1 pint, dozen 81.20 Utility Forks, each ...... 30^ Ideal Jars, 1 qt.. doz 81.00 J ar Fiftpr ? and , god Ideal .Tars, 1 pt.. doz 900 Jar .... 100 and 200 Ideal Jars, half pt.. doz Ssc 1,00,1 f ' ,raln “ r .200 We also carry Mason jars. Mason Fruit Jar Caps, Scaling Wax, package 100 dozen 350 1 Economy Jar Uds, d0zen...300 Kettle Kettle J ■ ’ 'tiff Window WL Screens U^^jL : rrni mi at Big Reductions Coutinentai Window Screens are made of hardwood, finished in oil. both sides alike. Black scroll wire securely fastened and cov lllght. Extension. Trice. 18 Inches Si to C3 Inches 400 .r1,3*1 f. 24 inches 23 to 37 inches 550 SO inches 23 to S7 inches 700 .• S<l inches 29 to 45 Inches 900 Measure your openings carefully to pre vent mistakes and changes. Floorlac . 30c i AH for Brush . . 25c *| Total . . . 45c i * - .""" f Floorlac Is one of the famous Sherwin-Wil liams products. You stain and varnish with one operation. Comes in mahogany, oak, cherry, walnut, etc. Special limited offer, a regular 45-cent purchase for 10c. If you want the best protection for your surface, ask for Sherwin-Williams' paints. Floorlac, $1.55 a qt.; Scar-Not and Mar-Not, unusual varnishes, at $1.45 a qt.; Black Screen Enamel, 75c a qt.; Outside House Paint, regular colors, $3.00 a gal.; other paints, stains and varnishes In proportion. VONNEGUT of a thrill will find visiting an opfum den practically impossible. OPILM DENS WELL KIIt.MSHEI). Time was when opium smoking was considered qnite the thing. The palaces were beautifully fitted, with private rooms where the patrou could receive a iiessagc, shave, haircut, manicure, meals, Irink-anything his luxury-loving heart lesired. In the winter the dens were com fortably heated, while In the summer electric fans or punkahs. pulled by Chinese boys, cooled the rooms. The “kong,” or great opium couch, arranged to accommodate two smokers, the lamp and other smoking equipment being placed In the center, was the chief article of furniture. The “bong” was made of lacquer or red wood and was richly Inlaid and intricately carved. An air of culture characterized the place. Paintings by old masters hung on the walls, rare porcelains adorned the rooms, and masses of growing plants and blossoming flowers were artistically irranged. Public sentiment approved of the dens. They were social centers, and business running into the thousands of dollars i was often transacted. i Today sentiment has swung to the op ; posite extreme. The dens, which are i illegal, are run with great secrecy arid , are in constant danger of being dis | covered and raided by the police. According to Jabin Hsu, one of the i leading members of the Anti-Opium As j sociatlon of Shanghai, the opium den • of today has deteriorated Into one Nntall i room, crowded with beds —not tne | luxurious "kongs”—in order to allay I suspicion in case of a raid. As many as I ten coolies crowd into the room for a I smoke. I The den is hidden behind a fruit shop, jin the rear of a hot-water shop (the Chinese sell boiling water by the pall), or in a side room of a Chinese restaurant. Often the room is a blind and entered by a sliding door or the old trick of going through a wardrobe. When a raid is planned the opium den manager often Is tipped off by the mysterious system of the underworld, the opium-smoking Prices Reduced on Our Entire Stock During This Great FIRE SALE Regardless of how much money you have to spend for a Grand Piano, Player Piano, Upright, Phonograph or talking machine, you will profit by first seeing the bargains offered during this sale. Every instrument inspected and in perfect condition, thoroughly covered by our gilt-edge guarantee. Visit this sale now if you ever intend to own an instrument. These bargains will never be duplicated. Some Remarkable Values for Saturday Two Kurtzmann Aeolian Player Pianos These brand new instruments, /> £ mS in beautiful mahogany cases, |K|~ T■ 1 formerly sold for $850; Fire |l| Sale price %$ %Jr \p Three Schaff Players These high-grade Sc haff Bros. —g players have always enjoyed a large sale at their regular price *K * | of ?i525; Fire Sale price "■ ■■■ ~~ One Vose & Sons Grand Another high-class instrument at a great saving. Brand new and perfect in every way. Regular price L $1,050; Fire Sale price Six New Upright Pianos Exceptionally good instruments, which we have sold regu- C mh C A larly at $425; Fire V £ -C 7 ‘ OU Sale price & ' open Ipparson Piano CJo open EVENINGS * * lU. II VP EVENINGS r=== — ===== Temporary Location, 342-358 Mass. Ave. MEN’S FINE TWEED SUITS, extra pair of trousersd* <fl g? included at Sizes 32 to 44. Men’s Athletic Men’s All-Wool Union Suits SILK HOSE Bathing Suits 45c 45c $5 Value, Special 3 for $1.25 3 Pair for $1.25 Sizes 36 tc< 46 All Sizes and Colors “ ,sa a “ ... ?y v- - —v v ■ —i) lhafandgf store jjf Our Policy of Satisfactory Guarantee or Money Refuided Protects You INDIANA DAILY TIMES squipment hidden and the smokers rushed out through a secret passage. It is only since 1917, when the dens became illegal, that the element of mystery has entered into their history, for when licensed they were as open and aboveboard as the teashop. The poorer Chinese, who cannot afford :5 r Four Kurtzmann Grands Most every one is familiar with ‘he high standards maintained In Kurtzmann. The regular priced of these instruments was $1,200; M II.J Fire Sale price * \J sJ Player Rolls lOc, 27c, 4 for $ 1.00 55c, 2 for ©I.OO Saved from our fire. Standard makes, word and instrumental. Many newest hiss on sale it these prices. even the cheapest dens, visit the shops where opium tea, made from the dregs of the opium, is sold. Because of the i growing sentiment against opium smok ing and the difficulty in smuggling it the Japanese, according to reports, are carry 'll g on a tremendous business in cocaine and morphia in China. "WHERE MUSE AnO QvAUTV MEET" r\ ratjffoot Children’s rfaKs*^ qawtvatqT jm White Canvas / 137 SANDALS JM Shoes . Jig! gggp Open Until 10 G 9 Clock Saturday Might Look for tha Blue Front ri . 1 PI A most wonderful variety of two-piece sum v/'UUI Vw-dO LI 1 vdo rno.r suits, in Palm Beach, Mohair, Panama cloth, Tropical Worsteds, etc.; superbly for Hot Days “fwfy .$9.75 to $25 Os Special is the wonderful showing of elegant, stylish suits in all models, of all- ' wool fabrics, and the beautiful line of top- jm * M% co?ts and gaberdines which we specialize YOU’LL PE AGREEABLY SURPRISED AT THE WONDERFUL VALUES AYE OFFER AT siq.so 522 And other prices ranging by easy stages to $44.50. With the majority of these suits we can furnish extra trousers. Boys’ and Children’s Clothing We offer in this department the most extraordinary values in beautiful, stylish and dependable suits at—■ $7-50 $10 00 m .E Open Till 9 o' Clock Every Saturday Night RUBENS 39*“ For Thirty-Five a Dependable and Trustworthy Store. XR Y A WANT AJJ IX THE TIMES. THEY WIT.I. BRING YOC REStTLTS. —— JUNE 23,1922. Buy Your Clothes of an Exclusive Clothing Store, Rubens Being Clothing ‘Specialists’ wo know best the' demands of the particular dresser, and with our gigantic pur chasing power and the im mense volume of business we do, wo are able at all times to name prices which repre sent substantial savings for the economical buyer.