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"i%:"ý:ý .. .. e K .t " ( " sýs ýC:'ý" '^ý ,t'ý:,.:Maý:" ý ^ý"c "" BEAUTIFUL SARAJEVO · i ARAJEVO, always one of the most fruitful breeding places in Europe of conspiracies and re volts, first against the Turks and then against the Austrians, the scene of the assassination of the Archduke Francls Ferdinand, heir apparent to the thrones of Austria and Hungary, and his wife, the duchess of Hohenberg, is thus described by a writer for the National Geographic society: One of the beauty spots of the Bal kans is that occupied by the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. It is built upon the River Miljacka, a small tributary of the Bosna, and spreads over both slopes of the narrow valley to the rugged hills. Partially oriental, and wholly set in the green and emerald of its gardens and neighboring well wood'd hills. Sarajevo is frequently called the '"Damascus of the North." The city lies in the southeastern cor ner of Bosnia, 122 miles southwest of felgrade. With a growing population of 50,000 and a thriving commerce and industry, it has been fast losing its eastern character, reconstructing the old Turkish city to conform to the purposes of western progress. Sarajevo is an important commer cial entrepot, a distributing center for Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia and Montenegro. Its large bazaar is a fa vorite market place for the peasants of the whole province, while its com mission houses conduct the exchange of Bosnian agricultural and mineral products with the manufactories of other parts of the empire. It has pot teries, silk mills, a tobacco factory, and a large individual, or house in dustry, which produces fine embroid eries, rugs, embossed and filigree work. - Sarajevo was founded in 1262 by the Hungarian, General Cotroman, and was enlarged by the Turks and se lected for their administrative Bos nian headquatters. Follk5ng the Austrian occupation of 18?1 it was largely rebuilt and has been steadily Increasing in prosperity. Its inhabi tants are mostly Serbo-Croats. Bosnia a Fertile Land. Bosnia is a land of wooded moun tains and fertile valleys. There is very little unproductive land within its confines, for what Is not in grain, fruit, or meadow cultivation is pasture land and forest. Moreover, Bosnia 's rich in minerals, which include coal, iron, copper, chrome, manganese, cin na, zinc and mercury. Gold and silver were worked among its mountains by the Romans, and, in those days, it was celebrated for its richness In these precious metals. It has, also, valuable salt mines and marble quar ;ries. This province, however, is chiefly -agricultural. More than 90 per cent of the population is engaged in farm ing the country according to the most antiquated of methods. Much of the fruitful land remains uncultivated. 'The chief European cereals and fruits are raised. Tobacco is one of Bosnia's -best-known products, and many dis criminating smokers in all parts of the world insist upon the Bosnian leaf, This tobacco, however, does not -compare in richness with the product 'of American, Cuban or Australasian fields. It has a pale, yellow leaf, and has a spicy fragrance similar to that of burning autumn leaves. Dried 'plums and tobacco are two important items of the export. The prevince has an area of 16,170 '-quare miles, and a population of near 'ly 2,000,000. This population is but little mixed. There is a sprinkling of '.. . . . . . . . . .... :113 VIEW Or f OSTAR Austrians and Hungarians, mostly offi cials; gypsies, Italians and Jews. The Jews speak Spanish and are the de scendants of those who fled in the six teenth century from Spain to escape the Inquisition. Something About Herzegovina. Herzegovina is a continuation of the Montenegro mountains. It has an area of 3,5310 square miles, or, added to Montenegro, would about double that tiny kingdom's territory. It would also bring 200,000 more per sons under the scepter of King Nich olas. Montenegrin statistics make one realize what a prize llerzegovina would be. Montenegro has an area of 5,650 square miles and a popula tion of 520.000. Herzegovina joins Montenegro in south and Bosnia in the north. The mountain formations of Bosnia and Hlerzegm-ina are similar, but the lat ter land is not so fertile as its larger neighbor. There is a saying that "Bosnia begins with the forest, Herzegovina with the rock." Here, however, may be enjoyed some of the most beautiful scenery of Europe, and there are numberless choice Herze govinian sites that in the future may be developed into famous and well paying seasonal resorts. A large part of the land is barren, having a number of bare peaks rising more than 7,000 feet. The eastern part, toward Serbia, is especially barren and rocky. The rivers of Herzegovina plunge underground for great stretches on their courses to the sea. There is just one river in this province that manages to go its whole journey with out once forsaking the surface. The valleys are the only fertile parts of the province, and most of these are very narrow. Grapes of fine quality are raised in them, and fairly good native wines are produced. Excellent tobacco is grown; that is, it is con sidered excellent by those who prefer tobacco as fragrant as cloves and cinnamon. Mostar, the capital of Herzegovina, is a picture city, a fascinating oriental town in a setting of wonderful beauty. Sheer, massive cliffs inclose it on one side, while distant mountains divide the valley on the other. Mostar has a population of about 15,000, almost entirely Slavonic. Islam, however, shares about equally with Roman Catholicism the religious converts. The mountaineers of Herzegovina are like their neighbors, the Montenegrins, in their sturdy independence. It was they who started the rebellion against the Turks in 1875. which, spreading throughout the Balkans and finally be ing taken up by Russia, led finally to the congress of Berlin and the birth of several new states into the family of nations. Living Honestly. The root of honesty is an honest in tention, the distinct and deliberate pur pose to be true, to handle facts as they are, and not as we wish them to be. Facts lend themselves to manipulation. Many a butcher's hand is worth more than its weight in gold. What we wantj things to be we come to see them to be; and the tailor pulls the coat and the truth into a perfect fit from his point of view. Oh, to get life out of our sinful and selfish desires, and "walk in the light as he is in the light," not wishing merely, but "willing to live honestly."-Maltbie D. Babcock. Russia Ha. 100 Provinces. Russia has one hundred provinces and several of the largest exceed the state of Texas in size. The Mar ed life of Helen and Warren -y MABEL HERBERTI URNER Originator of .'Ther Married Lite." Author of "The Journal of a Neglected Wife," 'The Woman Alone," etc. Helen Fiercely Resents the Critical, Instructive Air of Warren's Sister (Copyright, 181, by the McClure Newapaper Syndicate.j Leaving the receiver off the book, Warren came back to the dining room. "It s Carrie! They're having dinner at the Bilt more and want to come here after ward. All right, isn't it?" Helen started up with a dis mayed, "Carrie!" Then, hastily, "Oh, yes-yes, of / course - tell her we'd love to have them!' Warren went back to the 'phone, and Helen, leaving her des sert, flew into her dressing room and dragged from the wardrobe her two best gowns. "Come back here and finish your dinner, called Warren a moment later. "Will my blue taffeta look too light?" unheedingly. "If they're din ing at the Biltmore, Carrie'll be dressed, won't she?" "Now don't rig up for them! Wear what you've got on, and come finish your dinner." But Helen, having decided on the blue taffeta, was already hall un dressed. "Dear," calling to Warren, who was still in the dining room, "ring for Emma-I want her to hook me up." She had slipped on the blue gown, but somehow it did not look as well as usual. Perhaps it was her hair or be cause she was flushed and hurried. "Emma, I want you to clear the table and straighten the dining room as quickly as you can," as the, girl fastened her dress. "Mr. Curti' sis ter is coming, and she's a wonderful housekeeper. Put on your best white apron and keep it on-we may want something during the evening. Oh, is that hook off? Yes, you'll have to pin it. Wait, here's a white one." With a last adjusting touch $ her hair, Helen ran in to straightet the front room and the library. "Hold on, there;'-: 4 at growled Warren as she folded up the scattered evening papers. "They're right here," laying them on the table beside him. "They look so untidy strewn about. Dear, move your chair a little-you've caught up the rug. Oh, don't put your ashes there-here's your ash tray." Helen brushed the ashes from the lamp base, hastily arranged the maga zines, and evened the window shades. "What in the Sam Hill are you fuss ing around for? Nobody's coming but Carrie and Ed." "You know Carrie sees everything. Oh, you're not going to wear that old house coat?" "Why not?" belligerently. "Ed never wears one when we go there. And .that's so shabby-took at that spot on the sleeve. Dear, please change it." With a muttered expletive Warren flung down his paper and strode into the bedroom, peeling off the house coat as he went "Dear," following him anxiously, "that collar's frayed. Won't you-" "No, I won't," jerking on his other coat. "I put that on clean for dinner, and I'll not change again. See here, shut those windows!" "Just a minute until it airs out!" sniffingly. "I can smell that cauliflow er yet. Wait, dear, help me put on this good bedspread! Nd, draw it over to your side more. Oh, there they are now!" as the door bell rang. "Quick this side's still too long!" Helen had just time to straighten the counterpane and smooth over the pillows before she hurried out to greet them. "Why, you've got all the windows up," was Carrie's flrbt critical com ment when she came into the bedroom to lay off her wraps. "It was so warm is here." Helen hastily put them dowiL "Well, it's cold enough out," taking off her coat and displaying a gray crepe evening gown that fttea severe ly her tall, stift figure, "You sit here, Carrie." Helen pushed forward an easy chair as they joined Warren and Zil in the library. "No, I'll sit over by the radiator; I'm chilly. Do you people always keep your apartment this cold?" * "Helen said the place smelled of cooking," blundered Warrea, "We had cauliflo er for dinner," flushed Helen, "and'l think the odor of that's always strong, don't you7" "Yes, if you let it get through your house.' "Well, how did New York look when you got back?" asked Ed. "Mighty good," s~reed Warren, and for some time the'conyergation was on their trip and tbe war conditions they had found 1no Helen was glad~ G let WaIrten do most of the talking but she 'was con sctoug that Car tcmritt gtncee kept wanderinga atthe aptm eft. "Ugh, how she met" as ?ussy Purr-Mew E iit4dem leap for the fringe o~cenws: v'Uttbai. *"She's caught her claw,' sharply "She'll tear it!' Helen rescued the fringe and took Pussy Purr-Mew on her lap. "I like dogs, but I don't see how you can fuss over a cat,' disapproves Carrie "Think of the dust she col lects with that tail!' "We try not to have any dust for the tail to collect, returned Helen, feeling that for once she had scored. "'No. I hadn't much time to get around," Warren was saying. "But Helen did drag me out to the rag market-that's a rum place for you Helen, show em the things we got there.' "Oh, we didn't get much," murmured Helen, who always shrank from show ing Carrie anything. "Here's an old card case,' taking it from the maritel. I "And this old scent bottle 1 think's Srather quaint. What were they, dear? Only two shillings each, wasn't it?' "You're wild about this sort of Sthing, aren't you?" Carrie was look ing at them without the slightest in Sterest. "I suppose they're all right, Sbut I never cared to litter up my house with a lot of bric-a-brac.' Helen, who loathed bric-a-brac and who prided herself on having a home Sfree from useless ornamentation, flurshed resentfully "I see you've moved your desk," as Helen put back the scent bottle "Yes, it was too near the heat-the Sveneering was getting warped.' S"You ought to keep a saucer of water under your radiators It's not the heat as much as the dryness that Scracks veneer," instructed Carrie. "Do Syou use a good furniture polish?" "I suppose it's good," stiffly, "I get Sit at Warner's.'" S"Well, If you'd get a little lemon I oil-it would take off all these smeary Slooking places. It's better than any. I thing else for magohany.' With an effort Helen forced a mur tmured comment about "trying it.'. SCarrie's critical, instructive attitude Shad never seemed more intolerable, and she had never felt for her a , stronger antagonism. It was a diffl Scult evening, and Helen could hardly keep from showing the resentment that was smoldering within her. It was a relief when Ed finally glanced at the clock and announced that it was after ten. "It doesn't seem possible that Fri day's Christmas," observed Carrie as she pinned on her hat. "But we're I not giving a single present this year. What we ordinarily spend' for pres ents we decided to give to the Bel gians. Mrs. Elliot and I got off a big box on their Christmas ship." "That was very fine of you,' mur mured Helen, thinking of the ex pensive centerpiece she had already bought for Carrie. "Oh, isn't that something new?" Carrie paused at the dining-room door as they passed by. 'I've never seen that decanter." "Yes, I got that in London. I love that old Bohemian glass so, and you don't often see one with the old silver stopper." "What do you use for your silver?" Carrie had taken up a berry dish from the sideboard. "Gordon's silver soap? Oh, they make a cream that's much better. You tY it and your silver won't\look so cloudy," holding the dish up to the light. "Carrie, it's late," called Ed from the door. With a forced, set smile, Helen fol lowed them out to the elevator. Even after they rang for the car, Carrie kept it waiting while she still extolled the merits of the silver cream. '4Mighty nice to have them this eve ning," declared Warren as he closed the door. "Carrie looked well, didp't she? Gave you some good tips, too. You must try that stunt about water under the radiator:'~ Helen gulped, then all her emolder ing resentment blazed out. It was the primitive, tigerish resentment that is aroused in even the mildest, gentlest woman by the criticism and interfer ence of her husband's family. "You think she's such a paragon of a housekeeper, don't you?" passionate ly. "That's what all your family think! Well, I want to tell you something I saw myself! You remember that night we were over when Ed was sick? Well, I went out to fill the hot-water bag-and I found the maid brushing her teeth in the kitchen sink! Now I may have smeary furniture and cloudy silver-but I'm at least clean about the kitchen! And I'll tell her so, too!" "What're you trying to start, any way?" scowled Warren. "I think it's might fine of Carrie to want to help you." "Help me? She only wanted an ex cuse to air her own perfections. I tried to be civil to her tonight-but the next time," excitedly, "I'll let her know I can run my house without her assistance! And I'm going to tell her ) that my maid doesn't wash her teeth in the kitchen sink." p "Ho1w do you know what she does - when yao're not out theret Jove, wom en are cattish,' as with a yawn War preaudtartd to wlad the clocl "Wher in the deua el tbht nerl" HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE Compiled by a Substitute While the Regular Man Was Away From His Desk. A good way to save money on your gas and electric light bills is to spend your evenings at theaters and restaur ants where the management pays for the lights. If your husband's hair shows signs of falling out, try puIllling his ears in stead. They very seldom come loose. Installment collectors and other un desirable'callers can be made to keep their distance by means of ripe toma toes served at long range. A society matron whose position de mands that she entertain a great deal more than she can really afford lhas discovered that by serving a few bird shot with each portion of guinea hen Sthe guests can be made to think they are eating game. A young wife of our acquaintance tried for years to break her husband of the habit of bringing home unex I pected guests to dinner. At last she took the advice of a friend and flirted desperately with the very next man her husband invited to the house. After that there was no more trouble.-New York World. Setting a Swift Pace. "Bliggins discusses some very ab struse topics. Is he a student?" "Not as much of a student as he'd 1have to be to understand most of the things he says." Looking Backward. Madge-The present styles make one look very girlish. Marjorie-Why shouldn't they? My skirts are about the sane length as the ones I wore when I was t*elve. Puck. Estimating the Probabilities. "My daughter is having her voice trained," said Mr. Cumrox "Is she a soprano or a contralto?" "I dunno. I suppose she'll decide to be which ever costs the most." t t But a married man always gets everything that is coming to him and then some. tl Ready money is seldom ready when 1 you want to borrow some. S Let's remember the kind.acts of oth ers' but forget our own! Oie Crisp little bits of Indian Corn, rolled' thin as paper, and toasted to a golden brown. SPost Toasties Have a sweetness and tasty goodness distinctively their own. And all the way from raw S material to your table not a lm.. man hand touches the food clean and pmu as snowflakes fromn the skies. Ready to eat right from the package with cream and sugar or crushed fbit, Post Toasties are wonderfully delicious. S Sold by Grocer. Euerywkr pa1n. Casa Coqey Lyiiis &rb idamMicL 4 4, 43 U U Sad Fart of the Allegation. "'Every darn' fool in this town tlilnks he could run a newspaper better than I can'" grumbled the editor of the Torpidville Tocsin and Guardian of the Helcarthstone, thile price whereof was a dollar a year and the time to sub scribe now. "Ey-yah!" replied Mortinmer Morose. "And the worse of it is, a good many of 'em could! "-K'ansas City Star. Shocking and Inexcusable Waste. "The plaintiff in a recent suit for di vorce," related the simp, '"declared that he awoke in the night to find his bed soaked with alcohol and his wife hunting for a match'" "Ar-ri-r-r!" grumbled I)elseary Al. Triinmins, "that was a heck of a way to waste alcohol, wasn't it?"--Kansas City Star. Conflicting. "What is the matter with the par son and the doctor that they cannot agree?" "The parson says the doctor is so contrary. Just as soon as hlie gets a man properly prepared for the next world the doctor goes to work and cures him." His Natural Mistake. "You criticize us." said the Chinese visitor, "yet I see all your women have their feet bandaged." "That is an epidemic," It was ex plained to him gently, "which broke out in 1914. Those are called spats." More important. "Fine feathers do not make tine birds," said the ready-made philoso pher. "No," replied Mr. Growcher; "their responsibilities are greater. They are depended on to make fine human be ings." Keen Wit. Gotcha-I ran into a burglar last night. Jake-How'd he get away from you? Gotcha-He went through me. Has the Air. "That new clerk of yours seems to be an important person about here." "You are right." "Then he is important?" "No. He seems to be." But you can never measure a man's achievements by his own tongue.