TURKEY: Cats

A Swiss syndicate proposed to Ismet Pasha, head of the Turkish delegation at Lausanne, that Turkey should grant an annual concession for the supply of 1,000,000 thoroughbred Angora cats at $1 each. The syndicate reckons that it can sell these cats at $50 apiece—a fact which, be it said, has fairly staggered the Turks, who have never regarded felines as a source of tremendous wealth. Shukri Bey, prominent in the Turkish delegation, said: "It is true that there are more cats in Angora than there are stones on the street. The same...

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