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  SINGHALESE WOMAN - Lady Havelock has the credit of bringing the World's Columbian Exposition to the favorable attention of the native woman of Ceylon, and may be associated on the roll of honor with the Countess of Aberdeen, whose active personal efforts made the Irish Village of Blarney Castle a creditable and instructive ethnological feature of the Fair. It was through the aid of Lady Havelock that J. J. Grinlinton, member of the Legislative Council, and Frank Preston, his lietenant, were enabled to make the extraordinary displays of the Asiatic Island in the Ceylon court, in the Woman's, in the Manufactures, and in the Agricultural Buildings. The richly dressed woman before us at the left served Ceylon tea in the Ceylon room of the Woman's Building. It was a common thing for American women to express their astonishment at her ear and nose ornaments, suposing she could not understand what they were saying, when she would politely ask them, in perfect English, if they would like a cup of tea. Her sad expression may be noted - the result of ages of a religion that teaches self-abnegation in the defiance of human nature.

BEDOUIN WOMAN - The Arabians furnish all manner of people, from the robber tribes to the highly civilized, and the Bedouin woman depicted on the right belongs well up in the latter class, as may be seen by her jewels. She is the wife of a well-to-do Syrian, who came with the Wild East entertainment to the World's Fair.
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