The American. (Omaha, Nebraska) 1891-1899, November 16, 1894, Page 2, Image 2

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X ("ormponuVnt itf To A merlon Till
What Hp Saw.
Sortie Unit! go 11. H. Kirhy Invaded
Chinatown, in San Francisco, and tliU
I what bf has to nay almut hi vUll:
lU'injf of an inquiring mind, and
thinkiiij; the Chiaiaman a morv ela
tied amlriHt than alnntnir, I determined
to lnvetijraUj for mMlf, m a jmrty of
four, im'Uullii the i'uldc. who wan an
. -policeman, took the town in, a the
ayltif ih. Wo ftartcd alwul 8 p. iu.,
and di voted uKuit four hour to tho
job. Chinatown proper cover about
twenty blocks, or njiiare, live one way
and four the other.
Tho firxt ihinjr to bo, learned la that
a Chiuaman neither eaU nor wear any
thing produced in thin country If be
can poMibly get it from hi native UnJ.
Tho tirr-t place we investigated wan
their markets, where we saw the food from China. I will enumerate
some of the lmortalloii: Sujjar cane
cut 10 to 12 inchca In length. They boil
that and Ret a ayrup out of it that an
wers for tnolatutcs; watermelon,
MjuntihoB, common jn-ppora or mangola,
rice and beans. The lcans are put in
water and left there until the itprouU
are 10 or 12 Inchoa long, when the
vprouU are taken and cut In Binall
pieces' and then smashed Into a kind of
pulp or cake about the ttizo of a teacup
and one-half inch thick. 1'Ihbo arc
sold two for a nickel, and tho flavor
from those rotten bean bprouta did not
have the smell of Hoses. The next was
chickens and ducks, cleaned, cut In
halves with the heads left on. The
chicken i cooked, pressed and packed
In boxes and chipped hero. The feet
are cooked and tied in bunches like
radibhos or early turnips The giz
zards and entrails of tho chicken Is
treated the same as the feet. Imagine
chicken-head soup flavored with rotten
bean sprouts and chicken entrails. Hut
don't let your stomach get away with
you, for we have something more de
licious In store for you, such as eausage
made of puppies and the fat of hogs.
The dog is cooked, chopod aud stuffed
in skins like oi.r sausage, about one-half
inch of fat pork and then one-half inch
of dog, as I was told. The half inch of
hog would be white, while tho next
half Inch would be dark, so one can Im
agine how Inviting It would look, to
say nothing of the taste. Next comes
the dried frogs and fish, with just
enough salt to keep them, but not
enough to keep them from stinking.
Then comes dried mushroom and
squash, i Onions and garllch are Im
ported green, and there arc other veg
etables that I dlu not see. Duck eggs
are packed In pulverized charcoal
mixed with water or soma other liquid
to make a paste of It, and each egg Is
rolled In it and packed in boxes, about
100 In a box, and the first time "his
eggship" sees the light of day after be
ing packed is when he arrives in
Chinatown, in San Francisco. While
the United States, I suppose, raises as
good rice as any in tho world, Mr.
Chinaman will not cat it if he can get
it from his own country; all the seed
that will grow In this country, the
Chinese gardener Imports from his own
country. We will now go to the
butcher shop. You seldom sea meat
hung up in their shops or btoret; it
mostly all lays on benches or blocks,
and some on the floor. Some of the
hogs are split in half and roasted,
brains, eyes and all. The reason for
this is that nearly all the poor or
laboring clut-s of the Chinese each does
his own cooking, so by going to the
butcher he gets a slice of cooked hog.
Take an empty fruit can, sit it on a
Couple of bricks, and take a couple of
wooden barrel hoops and he can cook
enough rice to do him for two days; so
with pork, rice and a couple of cakes of
rotten bean sprouts, Mr. Chinaman will
have what we used to call in the army
A square meal.
We will now go to the doctor shop or
drugstore. They have no bottles or
jars labeled like anyone else, but keep
their medicines in drawers, about fifty
in number, and no mark of any kind on
the drawers. The druggist is supposed
to have each and every one in his mem
ory, ana instead of the doctor going to
the sick person, the patient Is supposed
to come to the store for his medicine.
The sick man states his case, when the
medicine man goes to these drawers,
takes out his stuff and puts it in a little
iron pot In the back room, cooks it
down, while the sick man waits for it
the same as a hungry man would wait
for a meal at a restaurant. Now, their
medicine may be all right, for I am no
big medicine taker myself, but I don't
think I want any of it, and I don't think
-any sane man will after I tcii
,-,11 V lm .
their medicine is composed of: Dried
locust, beetles, scorpions, lizzards,drag-
gon flies and any number of insects that
I never saw before, for they were all
imported from China, with some roots
and herbs. But what amused me most
was that the poor sick devil has to go
to the doctor instead of the doctor go
ing to him, and sit there and wait until
his dose is cooked. If the patient had
the cholera or some other 'fetch-me-
quick" disease, the doctor would lose
the price of his medicine, for the under
taker would get the man while the
medicine was cooking. We have gone
through the grocery, meat shop and
drug store, and now we will go to his
sleeping apartments. The first place
was an old frame building. In year
cone by it had Usee a theatre, but was
now a ale plr.g arliinul. There was
a hallway built through the middle of
the building, and every tlx feet a floor
wa put in and an oen hall or varatida
alout four feet wide opposite each story,
and the rooms often off of this varatida.
The room are about eight feet deep by
i-evcn wide, and each room has four
bunks, to below and two above, ac
cominiHlatlng eight ktsoiis, and they
are seldom empty. Their bedding eon
titsU of a block of wood eight inches
square and sixteen inches long, cov
ered with nothing but a gunny sack
rolled around it and sewed on, and two
gunny suck laid on that board shelf
constitute their sleeping apartments.
I don't think they takeoff their clothes
to sleep, only their underclothing, aud
1 don't think that Is rulable, for I aw
some sleep with all their clothes on.
Just imagine how pleasant it would be
to occupy a room of the slte above men
tioned, then have eight men in it, four
of them smoking tobacco and the other
four smoking opium, and when the door
is closed there Is only ono show for air,
and that is a hole just above the door
8x12 inches. The holes are just large
enough to keep anyone from getting In
and stealing from them. This alley
way or varanda extends from the
ground floor to the top of the building,
and the ground is covered with brick,
with a kind of a brick range running
through the middle of it, but no chim
ney, and here each follow cooks his
own meals and furnishes his own wood.
Between 5 and 7 in the evening you cau
see that pluco lined with Chinamen
cooking their supper. Each fellow
keeps his own wood and cooking uten
sils in his room. These rooms rent tor
two dollars a month, and down In the
basement, and even under the sidewalks,
where one time it was used for store
rooms, such as is used for coal bunks in
the east. These animals take one
of these pluces, not over eight feet
square, put in an extra floor above,
and four sleep upon the shelf, and put
about a dozen bricks on the floor and
do tholr cooking there, so that four
men will cook, eat, smoke and sleep in
a room eight feet square and lees than
eight feet high, under the sidewalk,
with not a spark of light and only the
regulation hole 8x14 through which to
get breathing material. These rooms
rent $1.50 a month. I was told that in
this building alone 1,300 Chinamen
sleep every night, but that is only one
building of that kind, but this is the
largest, and Is called the Palace Hotel,
on account of the hollow-square In the
center like the Palace bar.
We will now investigate the opium
smoker. Nearly all smoke it more or
less. It is quite an art, as well as a
novelty, and difficult to illustrate with
out seeing it. The opium comes in
cans, I believe two ounces in a can, and
is worth IS an ounce. It is the con
sistency of a thick paste, and a dark
brown color. The opium plje I can
compare it to nothing but the bottom
of a tea-cup with the convex side out
and a small hole in the center not larger
than a knitting needle. This little hole
connects with a quarter inch hole in
the back of the pipe, where a wooden
stick or stem two feet long is inserted
to draw the smoke through to the
mouth. But the opium has to be pre
pared before it is ready to smoke. The
process is this: A small lamp is placed
on the bunk, a little wire like a knitting
needle Is run Into the opium box and a
portion about the size of a pea will ad
here to the wire, which is held over
the blaze and cooked as long as Jhere
appears to be any moisture left in it or
it ceases to boil, when what is left Is
placed over the small hole in the pipe
and held over the blaze of the lamp and
the smoke drawn through the little
hole into the mouth. One roast or
cooking will make three what an old
smoker would call whifs or mouthfull's,
and It takes from three to six smokes
or roasts to produce stupor and put
them to sleep. If the opium was not
roasted before smoking it would cause
death by poisoning, hence the roasting.
In years gone by white men and women
used to visit these opium dens, and it
was having a telling effect on some of
the most respectable people of the city,
and stringent laws were passed pro
hibiting white people in any of these
If any person thinks the "heathen
Chinese" are greatly abused, let them
go through Chinatown and get a cor
rect history of them, and I will venture
to say that their opinions will be ma
terially changed.
They are a daylight robbery on this
country. They buy nothing in Amer
ica it they can get it from China, and
every dollar they get goes back to their
native country, and it is estimated that
1170,000,000 in the last twenty years
haa gone to China, never to return to
Uncle Sam, and the people of the Pacific
slope have just cause to make war on
that class of their inhabitants. Their
joss houses, or mode of worship, and
the disposition of their dead will be a
chapter for another time.
"The divine right of kings" is a bar
barous myth. "Apostolic succession"
may please prelates and bishops and
befog the minds of those who never
think seriously for themselves, but
human liberty never grew into self
government under the mvths of kingly
or hierarchial power The Champion-
Atctuson, has.
African .Slavery Ha- 1 IrM Instituted by
Human Catholic.
Many otherwise Intelligent people
have been misled by the boast of Home
that she has been an opponent of physi
cal slavery. In a recent lssuo of the
Christum Iwjuirfr, Uev. Dr. It. S. Mac
Arthur throw thl Important light on
tho subject:
It is a fact comparatively unknown
that Humanism is responsible for Afrl
can slavery; and this is a truth that
ought to be proclaimed. In 1412theI'or
tufruoso, under Prince Henry, captured
some Moors on the Atlantic coast of
Africa. These were afterwards ex
changed for negroes and a quantity of
gold dust, and soon after some slave
ships were built, and some negro slaves
were' brought from Spain. Hut the
vast territory known as the kingdoms
of Benin, of Dahomey and of Yoruba
was later visited, and these kingdoms
through the years gave more people
into American slavery than any other
part of Africa. These negro empires
once wero intelligent and powerful;
they had a social state and a political
government of an orderly people. In
1483 Alfonse de Aviro, a Portuguese,
discovered Benin, and established set
tlements of Portuguese. When he re
turned from tho coast to Portugal an
ambassador from the negro king of
Benin went with him, asking for chris
tian missionaries for his people. Fer
nando Po was sunt to the Gulf of Benin,
and he ascended the river of the same
name to Gaton, and there lo.ated a
Portuguese colony and soon established
tho Horn an church. Men with the
spirit of the Jesuits of a later day fol
lowed him, and at once had the king
partly under their control. The king
offered to turn over all his subjects to
the Roman church, provided the priests
would give him a white wife; and their
part of the contract these priests under
took to perform. A strong appeal was
made to various sisterhoods to furnish
a white wife for the negro king in
order to lead him and his people into
the Roman church, and one Bister
finally agreed to accept the hand of the
swarthy ruler. Her name Is not known,
but surely she ought to have been
canonized. The missionaries worked
with a will, but sickness and death
swept away the Portuguese as with the
fiery breath of lightning. But they
established the slave trade. Soon,
however, in the minds of these untu
tored savages there was some contra
diction between a christian church and
a slave-pen under one management.
The Inhuman treatment given to the
people led them to doubt the sincerity
of the missionaries, and It is stated that
today there Is no trace of the Roman
church In that country; but itwas
there long enough to sow the seeus of
ono of the most gigantic evils the world
has ever known. It laid the foundation
of the slave trade, whose cruelties were
so terrible that one's heart grows sick
as he reads of them In the May number
of the Century Magazine. The Roman
church in this instance, as later through
the instrumentality of Columbus,
showed an astounding alacrity to seize
innocent savages and to subject them
to inhuman slavery. The slave trade,
having been established by the Roman
Catholic missionaries, was followed up
by the i atives themselves. They left
their fish-nets, their cattle, their fields
and their villages, and went forth to
battle against their weaker neighbors;
and their prisoners of war they sold to
slave dealers for rum and tobacco. They
became thieves and murderers in order
to secure slaves for this satanlc market.
This was the real beginning of African
slavery; this was the first enduring
contact of the Roman church with this
dehumanizing crime.
What was the last semi-official rela
tion of this church to slavery? The
years passed by; the slaves groaned
and died in bondage. Chief Justice
Marshall died In 1835, and the president
appointed Roger Brooke Taney as his
successor; and a year later the nomi
nation was confirmed in the senate. In
1857 the Dred Scott case was decided.
In that decision Judge Taney affirmed
that the patriots of the revolution and
their progenitors regarded the negro
race as so far inferior that they had no
rights which the white men were bound
to respect. This was his interpretation
of the opinion of the fathers; it was,
doubtless, especially the expression of
his own conviction and desire. Presi
dent Buchanan knew the decision be
fore it was promulgated, and he shaped
his inaugural address, delivered March
16, 1857, accordingly. He believed that
this decision would speedily and finally
settle the whole question of slavery.
He was a prophet, for this decision led,
In no small part, to the civil war, and
then God settled the question by the
arbitration of the sword. Judge Taney
was a loyal son of the Roman church;
that church sowed the seeds of African
slavery, and after the lapse of hundreds
of years, in the person of this judge, it
erased the last trace of manhood, and
shattered, apparently, the last hope of
freedom on the despised and hated
negro. Later, that church capped the
climax of her cruelty to the slave and
her crime against humanity by the
conspicuous part taken by others of her
r h U 1 r" n In tfin accou.lnntlAH ,.t x.
liberator president, the ImmorUl Lin-
- - " buu, 4w eye
to these terrible facts, to thl long line
of Infamy begun in Africa aud ended in
.ut Worthy.
According to the Roman Catholic
papers, Archbishop Ryan says, "We
do not consider the A. P. A. worthy of
our notice." Let me tell Mr. Ryan the
A. P. A. thinks the Roman Catholic
church is worthy of their notice, and
had been taken notice of her for several
weeks, and Mr. Ryan will undoubtedly
be aware of the fast of this notice by
the A. P. A. As soon as some Paddy,
let It bo Ryan, Murphy or O'Brien,
shakes the bog-mud from his boots, be
Rays to the supporters of American in
stitutions, "We do not consider them
worthy of our notice." There is a big
difference between a mean man and a
"hog." When Ryan was a "Paddy,"
the "Paddy" had red hair.
The Satolll temjwrance baloon is
"busted." Says Waterson to Pope Sa
tolll: "IIelp me to close the Roman
saloon." Says Gibbons: "It is rank
folly. It will rack the church and that
right soon." Go back to your whisky
flock, old Roman druukards, you are all
right yet; and you old bloated saloon
keepers, sell all tho "tanglefoot" you
please, the pagan Roman church will
take your "backsheesh."
Father James A. McFaul is also under
the delusion that the United States be
longs to the pope. Of course when he
was made bishop and things were going
his way, It was an easy stretch of the
imagination. Jimmie was a nice boy.
I am glad to see him succeel, but he
has fallen into bad company. He may
come to the conclusion some time that
the pope has no right to assume the
title of "infallibility." God Is a jealous
God, and he will thrash the fellows
who are wearing His overcoat, and
Jimmie does not want to be fooled on
this line.
I tell you things are lively. The
leaders of the Roman Catholic church
may not fear the A. P. A. as much as
they fear contention, such as has been
witnessed in Patterson. They are try
ing there to refute the statement of the
A. P. A. that they have, no redress, but
must submit llkecringingslaves." The
A. P. A. is not absent by any means.
Wrhen the old church begins to fall to
pieces, it has its influence.
I thank you very much, Mr. Thomp
son, for the opportunity of saying a
word. I will call again when It will be
convenient for you, and say another
word through your paper. GiMKL.
The Arbitrator.
Mr. Pecci. About forty years B. C.
the Jews were in trouble and wa read
the following:
"The Romans interposed to settle the
succession. Pompelus led Anstoblus
and his sons to Rome, and gave the
thrown and priesthood to his brother
Hyrcanees, placing a Roman Catholic
govonor by his side. The troubles,how
ever s'.ill continued; and th9 Romans
at last set the Idumean Antipater over
Judca, whose son Herod, became king,
a prince well known for his cruelty.
On the death of Herod, the Romans
divided his kingdom among his three
sons. The whole was united under his
grandson Aguppe, and after his death
reduced to a Roman province."
This was a plan that took several
years to perfect but it worked like a
charm, and that is the trick your men,
the Jesuits, are trying to play at the
present time. There are discords in
the United States and many people are
so blind they cannot see the undercur
rent that causes these discords. There
will be a demand for an arbitrator,
some one to give some common sense
advice, so a to help them out of the
dfticulty. and you are the man you will
expect them to select; and in time the
prize will be expected to be in your
hands to do with it as you please.
You have some hounds here in this
country which howls because the A. P.
A's are proving they are of a foreign
extraction; and I hope they will be
made to continue to howl until they are
taught to tend to their own business,
until they can live here as American
citizens and not parasites for a foreign
despot, who wishes to show his fatherly
care, such as the fox showed toward
Little Red Riding Hood.
I tell you, Pecci, you are a cayote. If
you are not one personally, you are one
officially. There are some short sighted
poople who think you are a fine house
dog, but you are a full blooded cayote,
and if you continue to trouble the
chicken roosts of other nations, you will
be tracked by some hound which will
make you howl till all the animates in
the menageria will tremble in their
Goodbye, my dear Pecci, goodbye,
I'm sorry and can't help but cry.
To soe what a foot,
They make you; a tool,
For "black J's" who always fly high.
A Heretic.
Because Justice Wm. J. Gaynor is a
Protestant, he is a "marked" man. He
became a Protestant and a marked man
because, when he was sick, he read
the Bible a great deal and found the
church of Rome had no foundation to
stand upon. If all Roman Catholics
will read the Bible in a common sense
manner, they will also find the same
state of affairs. A man who has turned
from the Roman Catholic church is
hated by tho Romanists, and this hatred
causes the heretic to work all the more
- " ' "
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or THB
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any freedom of thought. Let every one
take a Roman Catholic, let him be lay
man or priest, and let him stay by "his
man" until he is a heretic, or one who
comes to the same conclusion that Jus
tice Gaynor did, and then let us reckon
where the followers of the church of
Rome will be.
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