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About The Ione independent. (Ione, Or.) 1916-19?? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 10, 1928)
OUR COMIC SECTION
Emits in the Lives of Little Men
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(Praparad by tha National Otoormphle
Soclaly. WaahlMtoa, D. C.)
AFGHANISTAN, one of the most
secluded of tlie larger coun
tries of Asia, bat come more
Into world consciousness la re
cent mouths than ever before because
of the visit of Its Wins aud queen to
Europe. Until this occasion these
motmrchs had never been outside their
native land, and their trip through
Europe was made up rt a series of
amnzlng adventures. A Jt-urney by an
Ameri.-on through Afghanistan would
be Utt'e less aninzlng.
Authorities dlfTer as to the exact
origin of the Afghans, but the old
theory that they are of Semitic extrac
tion Is now discredited ; It seems more
probable that they are merely a mix
tue of Tu.anlnn tribes, developed here
through many centuries of raids, mi
grations, and tribal changes.
In physical appearance the Afghan
la a sort of Turco-IranUin type, the
minor tribal divisions In the east of
the country showing also a mixture of
Indian blood. (The name "Afghan.
or "Agwan," U of comparatively re
The culture of the country Is largely
Persian ; but an eager desire for learn
ing Is limine In ever) Afghan, and of
late years not only Indian, but also
British, culture and customs have be
foo to Influence the better classes of
The Afghans call their language
Pushtoo." For official matters, bow
ever, the Persian Idiom Is used and
onderstnod over most of the country.
The Turkish and Mongolian tribes In
western and central Afghanistan speak
their own tongues. The ruling Amir
knows Persian, some Pushtoo and
Foreign newspapers, mort of them
coming from India, are most carefully
read at the amlr'i court, where they
re trsrslated by hired students
trained In India. The amir delights
In Illustrated newspapers and Is him
self a fairly good photographer.
Jealous of Harsm.
! The Afghan Is notoriously Jealous
of bl hiirein, and few. Indeed, are
the mm of the outside world who have
ever liMiked on the face of an Afghan
woman of the town. With the desert
women, wives and datigliters of the
nomads. It Is different : the Koran per
mits them to go unveiled. The break
ing o? this custom by the queen on
her recent Journey was deplored by
The Afghan works no more than Is
absolutely necessary to make his liv
ing. The upper classes conrfder It
their ptlvllege to exploit the poor, and
the burden of taxation Is very heavy.
As for entertainment, the people, es
pecially the wealthy, are fond of
games aid of sports. Hunting, horse
racing, wrestling matches, and gym
nastlc gimes are popular. Recently,
football nnd tennis have been adopted
by the upper-class youngsters of Ka
bul. Ram fight, cock-fighting, and
even lights between male quail, are
favorite diversions, and throughout
all Afghmlstan flanclng Is Indulged
In and tl-e public declamation of bal
lads is warmly applauded.
Every better-class Afghan owns l
piano. Imported from Bombay, which
he plays with one Anger, keeping his
foot on the loud pedal constantly.
When D outsider plays for them,
using ten fingers at a time, they ai-e
overcome with amnzement and admi
ration. A tnle Is told of one man at
Kabul wf'O sawed the legs off bis
grand piano, so that he might play It
while sitting on the floor, Afghan
Costumes wry In different parts ol
the country. In the East the gar
ments approach the Indian style, and
of late yenr a few natives have even
appeared to European dress. A dec
ade ago his amir Introduced Euro
pean uniforms and suits for himself
and his whole rtaff of nmclnls.
Europri'U hats and uniforms of all
styles, t-iO'irted In quantities from
fioft purples and rich greens ran
be bud now In tweed silks which
make the most satisfactory of sum
nier suits. White pique Is a good ma
terial for blouses.
A lemon yellow georgette, with or
ange and cherry traceries In delicate
line. Mas a skirt Unit Is gathered all
around lu quaintly mid Vkturlun fashion.
India, are often worn In the most sin
The typical national dress of the
Afghan consists of long-tailed cal
ico shirt, white pants, leather shoes or
boots, and a tanned rheep-skln coat
elaborately embroidered with yellow
silk ; this coat Is sometimes replaced
by a long toga of red cloth.
Three kinds of headgear are cus
tomary. Some wear a low, many-col-ured
cap; others a blue or white tur
ban, which is frequently gold-embroidered
with a flup hanging down behind
to protect the neck from the sun. In
some provinces men wear (he kullah,
a colored cap that looks like a Turk
ish fez, which widens toward the top.
In the bouse and at work women
wear long calico shirts, wide, colored
pants like the men, and bead-cloths
alK)ve gold-embroldered caps. Their
street dress consists of long, wide
pants and a blue or black overdress,
the costume being completed by a
loose garment that cover the head
und npper part of the body. Just al
lowing the eyes to look through s lat
ticed Insert like a strip of mosquito
bar. The feet are stuck In large red
Meager Bill of Far.
The bill of fare of the Afghan la
very simple and reflects the poverty
of the country. Bread, fruits, vege
tables, tea, sweet milk, sour milk, and
cheese are the main foods. Rice, mut
ton, fowl, and sweets cooked In vari
ous ways are found on the tables of
the well-to-do. The average Afghan
has no particular fondness for wine
Tobacco raised In the land Is of In
ferior quality; the better sorts are Im
ported from Russia, India and Egypt
The Amir Hablbullah Khan always
had a good private stock of Havana
cigars. Both young and old people
Tea, sweetened and unsweetened. Is
the favorite drink and la consumed In
prodigious quantities. When you go
to see an Afghan, you can hardly es
cape before swallowing four or five
cupfuls of tea; It K therefore, no
trilling gastronomic feut to pay sev
eral visits In one afternoon, the more
so If the polite host (with a view of
honoring the western guests) has the
tea served In big Russian glasses.
The right hand Is always used In
eating and drinking, the left band be
ing considered unclean.
Dogs, -though numerous and useful.
are looked upon as unclean, and pious
people never touch them.
Animals that go badly lame on the
march or camels that get snowbound
In the mountain passes are abandoned
to their fate. Afghans never kill such
animals, as we might do, to put them
out of their misery. They believe that
the live of all living things are In the
hands of Allah, and that man sins If
he presumes to Interfere with the su
preme will. Afghans wilt not even
kill fleas or other vermin ; they mere
ly pick them off and throw them
The trade of Afghanistan Is moved
entirely by caravans and Is largely
In the hands of Hindus and Tadjiks.
The chief route lies through the fa
mous Khyher pass, the great gateway
from India, which ha been fortified
by the British government
This pass Is open every week, on
Tuesdays and Fridays, except In very
hot weather, when It Is available to
trade only on Fridays. A most rigid
scrutiny Is exercised by the amir's
agents on all who come and go. As
soon as caravans from India enter the
country, their Indlnn lenders are
turned back and heavily-armed Af-'ian
guides take their plnces.
Home of these Afghan caravans, or
ganized with military precision, num
ber thousunds of camels and a propor
tionate number of guides and camel-
drivers. In the morning the Khyher
pass Is open for caruvuns coming Into
Afghanistan, and In the afternoon for
thote routed In the opposite direction.
Navy Blue for Evening
Very, very new and original are
evening gowns of blue and white
flowered chiffon. The pattern Is large
the flowers being of very dork blue,
ana some or the frocks hnve the pat
tern outlined In crystul beads upon
Velvet Coat Modish
Sheer velvet coats In three-quarter
lengths are suitable for both afternoon
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