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Echo of Great War
In Alameda, California, a .suburb of San Francisco, there are many vege table gardens, some kept by Italians, some by Greeks, but most of them by Chinamen. v Ten years ago these garaeners were almost all Chinamen, and they ac quired the belief that a monopoly of the business was their right. About seventy of them had formed a colony just outside Alamedn, and laid out a garden of about twenty acres. One day some Japanese showed up and leased an adjoining strip of land. They put up some shacks, and then, to the great indignation of the China men, they began plowing up their land for garden truck. Of course, there could be no friendly relations between them, but for a year their enmity found expres sion in nothing worse than scowls and occasional boundary disputes. Then came the Chln'o-Japanese war. Feeling ran high among the San Francisco Chinamen because their local papers printed some fiery edi torials against the Japs. This spirit of Jingoism was communicated to the Alameda Chinamen, and the relations between them and their Japanese neighbors became intensely strained. The Japs placed outposts qlong the boundary fences, fearing that the Chinese would raid their truck He Was the Promoter How Seth Bullock, superintendent of the Black Hills forest reserve, per sonal friend of the President and not infrequently a guest at the White House, and a noted western charac ter. managed to secure a fancy drink in the early days of Helena, is told by a former resident of that city, now of this. It serves to show that the age of ••promotion” is not as young as is pictured by later date savants. It was in the early ’7o’s, when Hel ena was one of the banner placer min ing camps of the west and gold was being washed by hundreds of men from the sands of l.ast Chance gulch (now Main street). Hullock wanted a fancy drink and did not care to re munerate the bartender wi.n a fancy price In lieu, so he evolved a plan which worked to perfection. Entering the saloon. Bullock said: *‘G , I'll tell you what let's do. If you will furnish the sherry. I’ll fur nish the fresh eggs, ami we will mix up a drink that is out of sight.” Have to Eat Arsenic Eating of arsenic Is common in Sty ria. The Styrians say that arsenic makes one plump nnd comely and gives one strength for great exertions, such as running or mountain climbing. Styria, in Austria, gives the world vast quantities of arsenic; the manu facture of this drug is indeed the main Styrian industry. They who make ar sonic eat it. as a rule, for they say that only the arsenic eater can with stand the arsenic fumes. These makers and eaters c* the drug are comely. They have a blooming and clear color. They look much younger than they are. “The foreman in a certain arsenic factory told me that in his boyhood, when he first came to that plant, he was advised to begin to eat arsenic lest his health suffer from tho fumes,” nays a toxicologist. “He did begin, and his first two or three small doses Cost of Good Roads The cost of road building varies in the different places according to the topography of the country and the proximity of the stone used, says Franklin Matthews, in June Outing. A satisfactory highway can be built eighteen feet wide, exclusively of stone, usually for $3,000 to $3,500 a mile. These are known as macadam roads. A more costly stone road run ning from $4,000 to SO,OOO a mile is the Telford road. Both are named after Scotchmen, who first devised the systems. The mneadam road consists of a deep foundation of large stones, laid as smoothly together as possible, the foundation stones being of a near ly uniform size. A layer of small stones is placed over the foundation and rolled down, binding the two to In the Twilight Hour In rtrcnmf I hear the bleating Of the sheep. Just over there. Or the lowing "• the cattle On the quiet evening air As. homeward from the grazing' They slowly wend their way. When twilight shadows lengthen And aoftly fudes the day. In dreams I see the forest When spring Its youth renews, Or autumn turns Its verdure To gold and crimson hues; In dreams 1 see Its beauty All mantled o’er with snow. Or tread again Its pathways— Pathways of long ugo. Jn dreams I hear the music Of tho gently-flowing stream. As Its waters thread the shadow Or In the sunlight gleam; patches and trample all over them. The Chinamen took similar precau tions. This was the situation for months, until at last the news came of a serl- : oils Chinese defeat. i The Chinamen were deeply stirred, and one morning they lined up along the fence, seventy strong, and told the Japanese, in a mixture of Cantonese l and English profanity, Just how Infin itesimal they considered them. | The Japs sounded a call to arms and told the Chinamen that they were unclean monkeys, and that if they j didn’t keep to leeward of them, they | would give them nn illustration of how Wel-hai-wei had ben captured. I A Chinaman picked up a turnip. • which presently landed on a Jap’s head. Two hours later the sheriff of Ala meda county was called out to restore peace. Both the Japanese and Chi nese settlements had been demolish ed, the gardens torn up. and every Jap and Chinaman bore physical evi dence of the fierceness of the fight. Next day the head man of each colony paid a fine, tho colonists re turned to their ranches, rebuilt their j huts, and ever after lived on the best i of terms with each other. They had let ofT the surplus steam of their pa- i triotlsm. As eggs were worth $2 a dozen, the liquor man decided that It was a good bargain, although wine was also sold at a stiff figure in those days. Then Bullock went into a grocery near by, and said to the proprietor: I •*W . if you will furnish the eggs I’ll furnish the sherry and we will have something worth while in the line of fancy drinks.” The grocer agreed to furnish the | eggs, and a few minutes later both entered the liquor house. The con coction was duly prepared and the three began to absorb it. As Seth swallowed his share, an idea struck the bartender. ”Say.” demanded he, turning upon j Seth, "where do you come in on this ; came, anyway? W has furnished the eggs and I have supplied tha liquor. How do you get,in?” "Oh, I’m the promoter,” replied Bui- j lock with a smile. . There was nothing Ibft to say.— | Washington Post. gave him a sharp pain, like a burn, in the stomach, and this pain was fol-'l lowed by tremendous hunger and a violent, disngreeable excitement. But as his doses increased in frequency and size their effect became pleasant There was no longer pain or excite ment; on the contrary, there was a ravenous appetite and a mood of Joy ous activity wherein tho youth could do three men’s work. "This chap, by the time he got to be 30. was taking four grains of arsenic a day. He looked at 30, with his clear pink and white color, no more than 23, He was as robust as a blacksmith. But he said he would die at 45 or so. that being the age at which all the Styrian arsenic eaters die.” The drug is a preservative, and in Styria. when graves are opened bodies are found to be as fresh six or seven years after interment as on the day they were lowered Into the earth. gether. Then layers of crushed stone, each layer being of a finer quality than its predecessor, are rolled into and over the foundations. The final layer is of very fine crushed stone. The whole settles itself into a com pact mass, almost as smooth as a flag stone, from which water runs off as soon as it falls. The Telfotd road is more expensive because its founda tion is laid with more care. The foun dation stones are of a uniform size and are laid with the ends uppermost, like so many bricks set upon edge. These are bound together by smaller sizes of stone, the various dressings of finer stone being laid and rolled in the same way as for the macadam roads. The durability of such a high way is unquestionably longer than any other kind of a road known. In dreams I skim Its surface. Joyous nnd sorrow-free. Wln'ii biting cold lias locked It With winter's Icy key. In dreams I see the homestead. Fast fulling to decay. The vines Mint clambered o’er It Gone, gone this many a day. I see the forms and faces That greeted me at dawn. But I listen for a footfall And a voice forever gone. In dreams I see my mother— The boy’s best friend, and true Ere time hnd dimmed the luster Of the sweet soul shining through; I live again the springtime With shadows overcast. And heur n farewell wafted From out the voiceless past; —Charles L. Frazef. REVIVAL OF THE INN. Public Houses are Changed to Suit the Needs of the Day. While some reformers are bent on ending the public house, others are busy at mending It. We need not decide for both; in many places there are too many public houses, and of those that would in any case re main, many might well be bettered. Tne annual report of the public house trust shows that substantial progress is being made In this direc tion. The principal aim of the trust is the revival of the Inn as a place of all-round refreshment and its extinc tion as a mere drinking bar. “The man who asks for bovril gets the same smile as the man who asks for beer;” that is the advertisement and the motto. I-ord Grey’s movement is a most hopeful one; it takes for granted that men will not be deprived of their beer; but It offers every In ducement to the consumption of other cups than those which inebriate, and of eatables as well as drinkables, and it provides decent, wholesome, cheer ful surroundings. The movement Is peculiarly opportune in rural districts. It comes at a time when there Is a considerable revival In the wayside inn as a place of necessary refresh ment. Hostelries which seemed to have been killed by the railway are coming to life, thanks to the bicycle and the motor. At a time when so many people are thus taking to the road again, it is very appropriate that an effort should be made to im prove the roadside inn.—LondoD Chronicle. ERRORS OF THE TYPES. A Few of the Misprints That Shorten Editors’ Lives. At a literary dinner In New York C. D. Gibson, the illustrator, quoted a number of amusing misprints for sev eral years, and already had in his collection 200 good specimens. He first quoted a misprint about a bishop who was confined to the house with a violent cold. The newspaper that mentioned the prelate’s illness said he was ’’confined to tho house with a violent scold.” Another quotation concerned a Brit ish nobleman who had joined a party of friends in Hampshire for the pur pose of shooting pheasants. This the compositor had made to read: "He has joined a party of friends in Hampshire for the purpose of shoot ing peasants.” “That, though,” said Mr. Gibson, "is an old and famous misprint, and you may have heard of it before. You may. too, have heard of the one about a ‘surgeon taken alive in the river that sold for six cents a pound.’ But I doubt if any of you have ever heard of the misprint that appeared last j February in a Vermont newspaper. ! This paper wished to say. in praise of a very aged and distinguished citi-! zen: “ ‘John Green is a noble old bur gher. proudly loving bis native state.’ "But the types made this sentence run: "John Green is a nobby old burglar, prowling around in a naked state.’ ” Stuff Heroes are Made Of. Five millions for heroes—come, bring on th«- stuff! Disburse It at once, we have heroes enough. There's the hero who rescues the drown ing from death. Tho hero who braves the red flames’ tongue and breath. There are heroes on land, there are he roes on sea. There are heroes of varying style and de gree. But the man who slams out a homer when there are two or three men on bases and brings in the runs that win the game for tho homo team In the last half of the ninth Inning— He Is the kind of a hero for me! The women. God bless them, come in for a share Of the heroine fund—there are heroes to spare In the ranks of the sex; there’s the one' who can hake Tho pies, rich and Juicy, Uko mother would make. There’s the heroic woman, a mnrvel, I ween. Who raises six children and keeps them all Clean. But the woman who never trumps her partner’s nee. never leads from a short suit, and not once during the evening asks what is trumps and whose ace Is that— She is tho kind of a hero I mean. —New York Times. Had His Revenge. The few persons on the uptown ele vated station at Chambers street early Friday morning were startled a bit to see a thick-set chap climb over the railing just north of the men’s waiting room. Ho looked down toward the street and rubbed his nose. In a moment or so another fel low was seen at the top of the stair way. In two shakes of a lamb's tail, he, too, was over the railing. Both of them looked across at the other station, but it was deserted. There is a turnstile there instead of a ticket chopper. “We ought to tell the man.” said a •woman to her escort, f "Nix,” was the reply. "The com- stuck me on a plugged dime the other day. Now we’re square.”—Nev York Sun. What He Needed. Admiral Walker, since becoming one of the Panama Canal Commission ers, has had his patience somewhat tried by persons who have been to the isthmus giving him gratuitous in formation concerning the climate there. One man informed him that after returning from a journey to the place he went to his physician to learn if he had malaria ir. his system. The doctor showed him a drop of his blood under the microscope, "and,” said the narrator, “it was full of the microbes of malaria. They looked like a lot of lively potato bugs.” “Then what you need, I should think,” said the admiral dryly, "would be a dose of insect powder.” All women are made of glass the very young man. The Center of Population. Ilenry Marr, a farmer, who live# near Columbus, Bartholomew county ( Indiana, is the center man of the popu lation of the whole United States. The consU3 bureau has found that the ex act center of population at the census of 1900 was in latitude 39 degrees 9 minutes and 30 seconds north, longi tude 85. degrees 48 minutes and 54 sec onds west. If a person is desirous of visiting the spot, a better idea of its location can be got by asking most any resident of Columbus. Almost in variably the answer to such a question will be: "Five miles southwest of Co lumbus in Hen Marr’s barn lot.” The center was recently marked by a moo> ument. Cause of Leprosy. Leprosy has been investigated by Jonathan Hutchinson, the great Eng lish pathologist, in ail parts of the globe where it prevails. He finds nothing to justify the Idea of contagion, as at tendants In lepor hospitals do not con tract the disease, nothing like an epi demic is ever known, and even trans mission from husband to wife is rare, lb- attributes the disease to decayed or badly cured fish —not to any exces sive use of fish In good condition. Strong Language. Fredericksburg, Ind., June 20.— Rev. Enoch P. Stevens of this place uses strong language in speaking of Dodd’s Kiduey Pills and he gives good rea sons for what he says: "I can't praise Dodd's Kidney Pills too much,” says Mr. Stevens. "They have done me so much good. I was troubled with my kidneys so much that I had to get up two or tferee times in the night and sometimes In tho day when starting to the waterhouso the water wauld come from me before getting there. Two boxes of Dodd’s Kidney Pills cured me entirely. 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