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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (July 15, 1906)
FROM VLHINA TO
OWV oa the Ea
half a mo or
bridge. Has th
well aa of grtat
la broad aa
length, and 1b
hr big body twelve thousand
tuna of merchandise can ba
atowad without linking bar to tha North
Atlantis wlntar Plbnaoll mark. 8 ha
vary stumpy masts, tour of tham, and
thay are all made of Iron, aach Ilka a
single length of tapering watar main. Tbay
ara Juat cargo derrick, aach with foul
short, thick booma for loading and dis
charging, and tbay axa also of Iron)
la fact, on looking a boat tha daoke there
la not a partial of wood vlalbla.
Tha dsoka thamaalvaa ara of big !
piatea, and thara la no wood an aha thing
ta tha deck house, and tbalr doors ara
great laavaa of matal that oraak whara
tha aalt watar haa got at tha hlngaa. Not
even a woodan block Is to be wan, for thla
la a Braoracker ship, tha first of tha
season to bring from far Cathay hun
dreds of tona of imprisoned aolae where
with tha Amsrloan youth wall rajoloa on
lndapandanc Day. and thara must
ba nothing Inflammable about tha docks
of tha Selangor. There la no running rig
ging, and tha a landing gear U all of wl
fora and aft, tha full length f tha big
ship,, thara la nothing but metal In sight.
Tha Chinas and Malaya at work at tha
hatehaa ara not Try wall plas.ua at tha
law of tha ahJp thla voyaga, for every
yellow man of tha craw, and tha faw
whits onaa for that matter, had their laat
smoko aboard nearly two montha ago. In
Shanghai. They did oaten a Chinaman In
tha galley lighting hla plpa one day, but
ba did oat try It again,
"We have to b ea oaraful aa if toe able
ware a btoomia' arsenal." said Captain
Watktns, loaning on tha larboard forward
rail aa ha watched tha big c&aaa of
crackers Jerked out of tha Iowa? hold by
lb donkay. "Just one bit of a apark in
that pUe below thara, a spank of not
ashes on a fw loose grains of powder
and 'twould ba all day with tha whole of
us. That lower tier of case thara wa got
aboard at Auioy and the) reet of tha atufi
at Shanghai and Wnatupua, Of oouraa wa
put It awajr deep among tha taa and anal
ting, but I'm never easy till tha niurderla'
powder oift of hare. It gets on a man'
mind by and by, a teaming day after aay
shove a aoupl hundred tons of espioexv,
and whea w left tha China aaaa tha
sou' west nionaoon was Just oomlneT on and
I was a bit anxious to gat out of It with
out a thunder storm, 1'oa coin' to take a
lead of case oil back ta Yokohama, bat
that's not one, two, three with fifty thou
sand pound of powder under you, whan
on o' thasa Bttle whtfCs of air gats at
you. with a tow alec trio volt mixed up
with It. I'Ta aaaa tha Jlgntntag apurt
rtgtst a way over tha ky Uka burnln'
qutcksllvari aye. Tr aaaa It start at the
sanllh like a white not ball and burst Into
little trtcklea of fire Uke malted atael that
ran over tha clouda at night UU tha whole
heavens glared down tike tha cracat a
"You oan gee how oom for table thla
makaa nu.ttra In m. firecracker ship, and
It a a happy man I waa whan we got out
o' tha canal and up Into cooler wUur.
But It's hard ta keep the men from amok-
lug. Tou eee, wa have native aerangs on
board, and wa aan't keep track of avary
bit of miachlaf tha yellow fallowa gat Into.
No, you're thlnkla' of orang-outanga A
eerang lau't a monkey, it's
Uva boaun Uiataad of a white oaa Tbay
handle the Us.iri pretty wall and aaa
talk good fcrvgUsu baaldas tha gabMa thay
use to tha man.
Ht Didn 't Smok Much.
"ixd the oook smoke on tha voyaga? I
don't know, tin tried to once that 1 know
of, but ha didn't enjoy it vary much. I
don't think ha found H worth while. The
'mate libera tie la standing by the door
way) came on a run and dodged around
the ouruer of tha galley one day la tha
Strait & Suada and Jumped right on top
o' the oook with a Uva ooal from tha
galley Ore and a plpa In hla teeth. Not
being present 1 don't Just understand
wliat happened, and I haven't praaaed the
oook tor details. But they aay tha pipe
want orer tha stern with on ean o' the
mattea snuttoa fist, and tha heatiiea ahakln'
In hla --ti--1t and dodglo' behind tha op
pars, Tha mate said ba (ut him In tha
bight of a rope and give tow over the
ktern for a kit. Wa didn't do that quite,
but, wall, he'll hardly light hla pipe again
at tha galley lire.
- "Ar Urooraokera made la aweat abopaf
How could theyT You don't know the Chi
nese or you wouldn't ask that. Tha Chi
nes ooolle Uvea In one way, no matter
whara be la. Whatever part of the world
ha happen to be la, be Uvea aa tow aa
ha can; and kf a In China It s all tha
worse. Ba makes five cent a day If he's
good, and, ha save two and a half of It
la fthang.hat or Canton. Thay talk about
tha natives In India la soma o' tha muck
rake oonveraasloaee. Why, tha Hindoos
Uva Uka oook a too alongside a Chinaman,
a. Hindoo aoolla picks up two dollars and
a half a week if he's eound and kind,
about six times aa much aa tha Chink.
"But what's that about tha crackers?
Wall' we've every breed aboard aver grown
In tha country. There's tha lady firecrack
er, the alae of a pigeon's quill and half an
laoa hong. And there's the giant mandarin,
two feat high and as big as your calf,
with a pound powder In hla tough hid.
Between tbata are a dwaea sixes. Thara' a
tha oommoa fla-aarackars. over her. Wa'v
M.000 oases 9 that sis, four boxes to a
oaa. Oily packs gee la a os. You can
oall It a good bit over two hundred mill
ion oraokara that left China In tha Be
langor this trip. - Whara do thay gat such
tough paper T Soma of It comes from
America, Tie tha good will ' the V.
"Oorae alongside and belay your tackles
and 1'il give it to you how they aaa turn
out in stus xor tour dollars a
thay eall for la thaa United aHata. 'Tie a
cousin I have in 'sVUoo that let ova la, Ha'i
a bit of a goapal Joas hlmaalf. but they
gave him a Jolt a while ago that near dis
masted him. Twa his Uttl boy, a lad of
twelve, that hailed tha old man one day,
'fop,' h aaya, 'look what I found on a
piece of paper,' says the kid. Th parson
takes tha bit o' paper and reada : 'Happy
la tha man that Hndevh wisdom.' "Bounds
mighty like tha Proverb,' aays. tha old
"whss did you gat this, sonny T'
'On a dead Araoraoker, pop,' ba aays.
Look, here' soma mora of It.' And tha
parson picks up a bunoh 0' them and rips
em up and place out a good bit ' the
eeoond chapter a aVovarte. And than ha
goes out and ba a long walk.
"The Chinks fill la the stuffing a' tha
oravekars with an ans thin lbl paper In
thaa day a" plasty, stick a tilt red
tlesu aa tha outa-id and let her go, Thy
get tha paper free; the only thing that
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Taking or a Cargo oF Firecrackers ia bhe Harbor. Shanghai T
costs U tha labor, that si moat fraa, and a U',y kT,"d th "tuft 'J?. ?u.t bou'
powder tha,'. about th. ' .l- .r"
have water enough akmgeMe the plars a a' Ih fska aapphlres yeu'n parvelva on
wllh .he nngere of the mata Aden eve us
aun or powder tnat a auout tha aaaia . . - - - r aeai, waer mey nave a neavy uew
Cast youTuaad upon 0-w.Wr' U w, ( Th. next por, ralB unu ,vry WlrM yT..
l ear "'' t It Rtnixpvr. hr. w. f.t t f,w then on up through tha Had aW.
.a. th. big atanshlp. Ught.r ev.ryJ T.U. .r" ! w "- -W -mat.m,.
out la Chinese porta. Thay don't u Colomoo. a her a. hLTt T .TZ ! nT. '"V "..7. "
Sues, with th extra rudder clamped to the little better thaa tha mummies acroaa In pier, a r you T look sharp for th paooea,
uld on so sha'U handle quicker In the Africa. What finishes them altogether Is' , . v A. . 7?
turnouts U aha canal, and then down golthe nor'tir we usually OnU lo lheM" " ' ' . "f a1"" wa in
Hatteraa m.t Brlv .11 .,n " -ei
in Issuer to the Ore room, and 'Us only north ard o1
tunger drlvea 'em on deck again. The but they generally thaw out
klvdiietranaau. that aeema so fine and day or so under the ahads
arm to us, fair thicks up their blood, snj docks.
ay the Mia we He up at Uiu they're "Well, I must ba gula'. Cumin
i bit after a
here In the
the tea and spice ship discharge ara gray
with pepper, and every team stirs It Up
Uka dust, phew! There It la aow. Coat
up the 'along before It Uke a-holt o' your Be"
Ventilated and Steam Heated Tents for Consumptives.
history af'array of theae substantial teat, oavaradjaiaaas heated onte la th world Thay are! ,ith. ail
avion bean wit th best double filled army oaavaa. 11 lusted on a beautiful Ua overlooking 1 diet iT,
Usaaa con- which 1 not adeoled ty enow, rain or the famous Hka a feak and adjaceut aau
EVkUt before la the
America ha more attention
VSAU to Hl WWB IliHM vmw- w iuw im ww " - ' ' - 1 - euu SUjaveufc ..!.
umpoon, Ta taai irsauitsnt oriiuo, is a preny mum tmmmm w w mw uwmain raouuura mat are cetiie
there la a tendency upward. The
raw agga, milk and roast or boiled
Other foods are added aa tha ap-
lncreese and there ta be:er clr-
A Few Facts About Cognac Brandy.
THERE has been and still sxlst soma mg diatlnoUona ara made:- 'often sold unmixed ana u w
coufustoa in tha Lilted aUatee wltn a-au-de-vle (U vln elw,, understood ua- mark.r a rtn, V?JfiW
. . - . . 4 . . .. , . . . . r .t 1m . i.ih.,M., -. . . i m i . . ... .. . ... - voanao Jrlne. end
meaning of the word , 'ess otherwise susclfled.1 brandy. ta Kau- "1ua
atxi ieJ lo suirnuous we-ie iruu ueaenra. ch-rn-a. c t.ca ...
wognao rina," and
1 franca paopl.
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