National Geographic : 1914 Oct
Photo by A. W. Cutler PICTURESQUE TYPE SEEN TAKING A REST AGAINST ONE OF THE GREAT BRIDGE BUTTRESSES DOWN ON THE EMBANKMENT: BUDAPEST He is a Servian. The pack on his back is tied on with the rope of a dressing-gown, evidently donated by some kind friend. The clothes are made of a very coarse homespun linen. government are Europeanized, but they together do not represent .0005 of the nation, and the difference between a simple peasant and his rulers is the dif ference of old between a gondolier and one of the Council of Ten. But this is the era of transition, and people even here are not always content to see the Ark of the Covenant guarded by extraneous forces calling themselves the executive, deriving from nowhere but possessing inherent powers. There are sporadic signs of discontent which the executive classes under the generic term Socialism. These ebullitions usu ally end in the confiscation of seditious journals (seditious journals are those not subsidized by the government).