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
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
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
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
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.— |
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
ERRORS OF THE TYPES.
A Few of the Misprints That Shorten
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
“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-!
“ ‘John Green is a noble old bur
gher. proudly loving bis native state.’
"But the types made this sentence
"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
Disburse It at once, we have heroes
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
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
Of the heroine fund—there are heroes to
In the ranks of the sex; there’s the one'
who can hake
Tho pies, rich and Juicy, Uko mother
There’s the heroic woman, a mnrvel, I
Who raises six children and keeps them
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
“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
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
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>
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.
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.
"I have recommended Dodd’s Kid
ney Pills to many people and have
never yet heard of a.failure. Dodd’s
Kidney Pills are the'things for kid
ney disease and rheumatism.”
Dodd’s Kidney Pills always curs
the kidneys. Good kidneys ensure
pure blood. Pure blood means good
An Old-Time Democrat.
Daniel Hunt of Ridgway. Orleans
county, N. Y.. 91 years old and has
\oted a straight Democratic ticket for
the last seventy years in the same pre
cinct. He claims to have exercised
the right cf suffrage 122 times, missing
but one election, nnd that on account
of sickness, since attaining his ma
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"I will shake the dust from my
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Almost a half million arras of the fertile and
well-watered lauds of the Rosebud Indian Res
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! to settlement by the Government In July. These
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