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- Elder Chas. Nelson, L-oRan, Utnli,
H of tho Seventh Day Adventlut church
H In this city, hns Just received a let-
Hr tcr from It. S. Greaves, a missionary
B for that denomination In Turkey and
H) Greece, In which bo gives a forceful
B - ' narrative of what led up to the war
H just closing In Turkey, tho downfall
M of tho onco mighty conqueror, and
H tho religious conditions In that conn-
H try and Greece Mr. Greaves went
H to Turkey as a missionary from the
, United States several years ago, nnd
has made, a special study ot both tho
B I religious nnd political conditions In
B 4 those two countries. Tho letter
H "It Is now over four years since
H tho eyes of tho world were turned on
1 ' Turkey, as amidst general rejoicing
H tho constitution was proclaimed, nnd
H peoplo were surplsed to find Moslem
H and Christian hanging on tho other's
H neck, nnd with knlfo In hand calling
each other brother. For a brief mo-
H ' ment religion and nationality seemed
H to be forgotten as nmldst the gencr-
H al cxcltomcnt each vied with the
H other as to who could seem the moBt
H patriotic towards his country. It was
H an Immedlato emancipation from
H . many heavy burdens and restrictions
B and everywhere there seemed a srdr-
H It of greater liberty and freedom.
H j For n time all went Well, but little
H C by llttlo one could notice the reaction
H r setting In. The Turks did not do all
B, r that was expected of them, and on
H I tho other hand tho Christians were
H ' not slow to find fault, nnd felt great-
H er liberty to air their grievances thnn
M J formerly they had dared to do. It
B was not long beforo It could bo
B j plainly seen that the Turks and Chris
H tlnns no longer considered they wcro
H brothers, nnd as tho Turk had power
H on hlb side, It Is not difficult to guess
H how things generally went. From
H petty things often hard feelings aroso
H until It got to bo tho common saying
' that whereas under tho old regime
B they had ono master, now they had
B a dozen. Personally I have failed lb
PPH ' find this true, for uih1q tho new ad-
H ' ministration I have seen many Im-
PPH provements that formerly were nev-
PPP , cr thought
PPP "In tho country places nnd small
H i ' towns perhaps the peoplo liavo had
PpH tho most cnuso for complaint, nnd of-
H ten their position has not been an
PPI enviable one. At times thero have
PjSPj ocon reirlsnls with tho natural con-
H sequences, until hatred for tho Tur-
H klsh rule hnB spread cverywhern.
PpH "Tho christian peoplo do not by J
PPf any means always agree amongst j
H j, themselves, nnd the namo Is often
P tho only thing that reminds one of I
fl tho Savior of mankind. Many of tho
P priests know practically nothing of
P tho word of God, but they aro nblo
PIH 'o perform the rites of tho church,
PpH and they ran baptize tho babies, mar-
P ry tho people, and bury tho dend.
P Thero Is one subject, however, on
PpH which these people hnvo perfect ngrco
H, nietit, nnd it Is tho thorough dotes-
B tatlon of the Turk. It Is this, rather
H thnn either love or religion, that has
PPP bound them together during the pres-
H "A Greek or Ilulgaiinn may bo an
H Ottoman subject, but his heart Is
H with his own nation, and his fellow
H countrymen across tho border has al-
H ways had an open ear for his trou-
H hies, until sympathy has taken tho
H form of strong action; nnd th0 out-
H como of the whole thing Is tho pros-
H ' "In the press ono sees the opinion
H of writers divided; some speak ot
H tho Turks as bravo nnd honorable
H men, whllo others descrlbo them as
H I a lot of barbarous people If wo could
H illvldo them Into two classes, nnd
H' place each man with tho class to
I which ho belongs undoubtedly we
should find gentlemen who earnestly
and sincerely desire tho good of their
I country, whilst on tho other hand wo
H should find a rabble that aro ready
H , for any work, no matter how Inhum-
H "A Turk Is looked upon as being
P , fanatical, nnd ho certainly regards
H his rollglon as superior to all others
H and Is not willing to allow any Mo-
H ' liannnedan to change his faith, yet
H ho nllow8 Christians to have their
H ' own forms of rollglon, and also ox-
H f tends tho samo privllego to tho Jews.
H , , U B wel1 to noto hat thlB ltor race
H I - of 'el,1' llliv no complaint against
H I Turkey from a religious standpoint,
H and it is the Mohammedan soldier
B 'who has often protected him from nn
H Infuriated Christian (7) mob, cspecl-
H ally on such days ns Good Friday,
H when certain demonstrations aro held
H In cortaln parts of Turkey, had tht
H I OreekB been tho rulers, probably
H moRt of tho Jowa would have had to
H I leave, exactly as thoy have had to
H f lo under tho samo priesthood lu Hur.
H ala. fcven In Orecco itself, where
Hf tno penplo ore better educntcd than
Kf JaMflll tlUi Cbrlstlan element In Turkoy, one
B''K vlHlt A'hcns and other principal
cities, and almost the entire absence
of th0 Jew Is quite remarkable.
"In tho splitting up of n portion of
thu Turkish Empire, nations acquir
ing new territory will have to fnco
new duties, for races will fall under
their rulo with different ideas and
conceptions of religion than they
themselves hold. In what Bplrit nro
theso nations going to meet their
new subjects Also, how aro tho
different missionary societies going
to bo dealt with, who under the Tur
kish government, had much freedom?
1 think It Is well to call attention to
tho fact that only n fow months n"go
a Protestant missionary In Greece
was sent to prison because he preach
ed tilings out of harmony with tho
Greek Orthodox Church. Such things
nro ngalnst the Greek law. Also tho
Hlble is only allowed to be printed
In the ancient language; and, as tho
common people can neither read nor
understand this language, they prac
tically nrc without the Hlble, and
know nothing except what they heir
from the mouth of the priest. The
Turkish government places no such
restrictions, and the agents ot tho
American nnd British Hlble Societies
carried on their work to the benefit
of the people; whereas In one of tho
principal cities ot Greece a Dlblo
agent was recently arrested because
a lawyer thought he had some Bibles
In his possession which were trans
lated into the modern language. The
agent was bound with a rope, and led
publicly to tho station where he was
taken by train to Athens. The accu
sation was entirely false, and the col
portuar was given his liberty.
"Much of the territory formerly
governed by Turkey now falls under
Greek rule, nnd it certnlnly would bo
very regretnble If the spirit of reli
gious Intolerance should bo exercised
In the newly ncqulred land. It would
I mean that tho people could no longer
hold tho Hlblo they now possess, and
that henceforth tho Hlblo colporturs
must sell no Bibles not printed In
the ancient language a language
even less comprchenslbjo to the In
habitants ot Eplrus than those ot
I ' Let us hope that with tho enlarge
ment of territory thero may bo n cor
I responding enlargement of Ideas nnd
that every person who Is willing to
I conform to th; government In tern
I poral matters, may bo allowed per
I feet religious freedom. This would
I bo a good way of celebrating tho new
U'le, and of showing good intentions
towards the various people who have
been brought under it.
I "Surely the war ought not to bo
without Its lessons, as wo see tho
onco proud nation getting ready to
leave tho territory over which It has
ruled for 11 vo hundred years. Chris
tians and Mohammedans hnvo not
equally enjoyed tho samo benefits,
whilst on tho other hand In certain
matters of religion, Turkey hns given
somo privileges which have been
much appreciated.
"Thero have been somo men In tho
Emplro who have urged roforms, but
sho has been slow to listen to ad
vice, nnd fniled to do to others as
sho would have been done by. Tho
rulo of the sword has not been a suc
cessful rulo, nnd In tho hour ot cal
amity ho has stood as n stranger In
his own country. Tho Inhabitants
havo ovor been more ready to help
tho Invader thnn their own ruler,
and tho conquering nrmlos havo been
hailed with delight and glad shouts
as Foon as It was thought to bo safo
to show their real feeling. In his
dying moments his own subjects
havo loft him, nnd would Kindly help
to thrtiBt him deeper Into his grave.
"Tho Turk hnB been proud of tho
fact ot not only being n soldier, but
also a conqueror. During tho Alban
ian troubles I havo seen troops with
long lines of cannon nnd machine
guns marched to tho front; officers
giving shnrp orders hero nnd thero.
I havo seen nrmed soldiers leading
rows of chained cnptlvos to prison.
I hnvo seen policemen roughly dlctnt
Ing what must and must not b0 dono,
but nover until tho Inst fow days
havo I seen tho Turk with his sword
nnd rlllo taken from him, nnd being
compelled to march nlong ns n pris
oner of war, with naught loft of his
manly bcnrlng, nnd bolng governed
by tho men ho formerly despised nnd
looked upon ns weaklings. It wns a
pitiful sight to soo long processions
march along between two rows of
glistening bnyonets, nnd behind theso
hugo crowds of peoplo Tho haughty
spirit had nil gone, nnd mostly nil
seemed to bo looking towards the
ground as thoy wcro led on their way
to prl.ion. Quito a chnngo Indeed for
tho former conquerors, ond It Is
doubtful whether tho Turkwill ever
again bo qulto what ho has been.
Ho hns bcon beaten at his own game,
the only gome he ovor pretonded he
was any good at pluylngj nnd not
only beaten, but badly beaten.
"And now, ns this part of his his
tory Is drawing to a close, let us
hope thero may bo a good future for
him, a futuro tbht will bring him f'nr
moro happiness nn'd penco than In
the past ho hns ever known. This
war may havo n bearing on tho grout
est of all missionary problems the
conversions of tho Mohammedans.
The proud warrior may find the dead
prophet has been unable to help him
In his struggles, and may turn to tho
One who Is not dead but nllve forev
ermore, nnd tno Turks' closing bat
tles may bo far more glorious than
any of his ffrmer ones. Ho mny
lefrn to get tho victory over himself.
At least let us not only hopo so, but
try to do our part towards helping
How the Government Has Set a Good
Washington, Jan. 3. Setting the
good example of operating its own
power plant smokelessiy In n city
that Is attempting to combat the nui
sance, the United States bureau ot
mines Is out with the statement that
tho smoke of cities can be largely
reduced and perhaps entirely pre
vented. The power plant Is connect
ed with tno experiment station of
the bureau at Pittsburg, Pa., and it
has been conducted without objec
tionable smoke for moro than two
The bureau's report, made public
today, destroys the popular notion
that smoke may bo lessened by tho
use of a so-called "smoke consumer"
some special device which, if placed
In the stack or in the smoke passage
will In somo way consume tho
Bmoke. Samuel D. Flagg, engineer In
charge ot the smoke Investigations,
declares that although such a method
may not do an Impossibility it is im
practical. Smoke, he says, Is caused
by tho flames from tho coal coming
Into contact with tho cool surfaces of
a boiler. As an Illustration, place
a saucer In the flame of a candle and
the bottom of tho saucer will bo cov
ered with smoke. Hold tho saucer Just
above tho Namo nnd thero will bo no
smoke. Coal can bo burned smoke
lessiy. Engineer Flag Insists, If you
gtvo the coal tno proper chance to
burn. That Is all thero is to It.
The burea of mines Is charged
with conducting tests to Increase the
efficiency with which tho fuels pur
chased by tho government nro used
and Incidentally It has found that fed
eral buildings throughout tho country
nro not only wasting coal, but aro
adding to tho smoko nulsnnco of tho
cities. This led to taking up tin In
vestigation of this troublcBomc prb
lem. It wna discovered by Engineer
Flagg that no two cities in tho coun
try wero attracting the problem from
the samo anglo nnd he soon came to
the conclusion that many ot them
wcro wrong anil wero wasting their
efforts. Ho found drastic ordinances
In somo municipalities that coud only
servo to mnko tho citizens fight them
ho found in other cities laws thnt
could nut possibly bo enforced. As a
result ot his Investigation he declares
that tho most progress can bo inallo
In cities by tho authorities Insisting
that In nil now buildings furnaces
shall be Installed that nro absolutely
smokeless. In his report ho quotes
a number of the different smoke ordi
nances, explains where thoy aro good
I and bad and builds up a series of or-
I dinnnces that might prove of value
to municipalities of various sizes.
Mr. Flagg s.i)to: "It Is qtilto cer
tain that tho greatest advances in
smoko abatement lu our cities havo
como In tho past and must como lu
tho futuro throughth o organized of-
I fort ot tho city smoko Inspection de
partments, supplemented by tho ac
tive co-operation ot citizens. A strong
, public sentiment In favor ot smoke
abatement lu almost nn absolute ne
cessity, If satisfactory results aro to
bo accomplished. The time may
como when public sentiment against
permitting tho cscapo ot donso smoko
will be so strong that every plant
owner or operator will feel obliged to
provent such cscngo of smoke, regard
less or tho oxlstenco of nn ordlnanco
I or of his own personal feeling or
Inclinations. This condition does not
I provnll toda in any city In tho Uni
ted Stntcs.
"Under present conditions It Is too
often tho enso that buildings are so
designed as to leavo Insufficient room
for tho propor equipment. Hollers
nro so placed that thoy cannot bo
properly clcanod or operated; henco
thoy aro forced or additional capacity
Is crowded In, and smoko producing
conditions result. It Is thoroforo im
portant that tho situation of the boil
er plant and the providing of nde
qua to space for it shouIJ recelvo eon-
' sldcrntlon no less than tho proper
design of furnaces. Obviously, to
accomplish theso ends, porslstent and
systematic as well as scientifically
correct methods must bo adopted. In
other words, organization Is neces
sary, and the ordinance should speci
fy not only how the work is to bo
organized but, also ,the necessary
qualifications of those who nro to be
appointed to carry It on. Satisfactory
progress will seldom be mado unless
the organization Is such that certain
officials or employes give their en
tire attention to tho work of smoke
abatement and aro held responsible
for the results produced. If the in
stallation of Improperly designed fur
naces Is prevented, tho policing du
ties of tho inspectors will eventually'
bo reduced to a minimum. Tho advis
ability of making this sort ot provi
sion is clearly shown in nearly any
ono ot the cities where this protect
ive work Is not done, by the fact
thnt some of tho newest plants have
been so constructed that denso smoke
Is emitted a large pnrt of tho time,
even though tho firing may be done
with a fair degree ot care and intel
ligence. Tho smoke ordlnanco should
therefore require that plans nnd spec
ifications for all construction work on
furnaces be submitted to tho smoko
Inspector and be approved by him be
fore work is started. If this pro
tective featuro is to be Included, the
smoke Inspector must be an cnglneor
qualified by tecnnlcal training nnd ex
perience for the duties of tho office
and the ordinance should specify that
these qualifications are required.
"The most Important conclusion
reached Is that smoke abatement by
ordinance cannot hopo to succeed un
less supported by public sentiment
and that a smoke ordinance should
look to future prevention rather than
an .Immediate prohibition. In other
words, strict control of furnace con
struction offers much greater hope
for smoko abatement than desultory
imposition of severe penalties on the
escape of dense or black smoko."
The report Just issued by the bu
reau Is entitled, "Smoke Abatement
nnd City Ordinances." Copies may
be had by thoso Interested writing
to the director of the bureau of mines
Washington, D. O.
No Wonder
"I've found a now use of thoso
gramophone records you bought last
week and which cost such, a lot of
money," sala his wife, according to
tbo San Francisco Chroniclo.
"How clover you are," ho exclaim
ed. "What Is your latest7"
"In the first place," sho began, "I
hold a skein of wool ovor my arm,
tho one end of tho wool on a reel,
placo tho reel on tho gramophbno pin
nnd then start the machine. The
ool is wound up In no time."
Tho fond husband gasped in admir
ation. "But that Is not all," Bho continued
"Tomorrow I shnll placo n llttlo bath
brick on ono end of tho records,
start tho gramophone nnd so clean
tho knives.
Ho is still gasping.
Haw She Knew
Mary met Emily on tho street.
Thoy had not seen each other for
many years, says tho Populnr
"Why how do you do!" cxcinlmcd
Mary effublvely, topping off tho salu
tation with n fow vague pecks a'
Emily's faco.
"Now, this Is delightful," said
Emily, who was older than Mary
"You haven't seen mo for ele'en
years and yet you know ho at once,
ly In nil thot time. It flnttors me.'
Said Mary: "I recognized your bon-not."
Keep Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound always on hand, and you can
quickly head off n cold by Its prompt
use. It contains ho opiates, heals and
Boothes tho Inflamed air passages,
Btops tho cough, and may savo a big
doctor's bill. In tho yellow package.
W. It. Fox, 195-W. Washington
street, Noblesvllle, Ind., says; "Af
ter suffering many, months with kid
ney trouble, after trying other remj
dten and prescriptions" I purchased a
box of Foley Kld'noy Pills, which not
only did me moro good than nny oth
er remedies I over used, but have
positively set my kidneys right. Oth
er members of my family havo used
them with similar results." Tako at
the first sign of kidney trouble. Co
op Drug Co. (Advert(setoent)
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