Manchuria: Its People, Resources and Recent History, Volume 14

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J.B. Millet, 1910 - Manchuria (China) - 320 pages
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Page 48 - Plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms. Done at Peking, this 8th day of the llth month of the 28th year of Meiji, corresponding to the 22nd day of the 9th month of the 21st year of Kuang Hsu.
Page 211 - Kweichow, and Yunnan, but I never saw a sight which from its magnitude impressed me so much with the vast trade of China as the carrying trade from north to south in Manchuria.
Page 117 - Sansing — a town at the junction of the Sungari and the Hurka or Mu-tan River — near the headwaters of a river which flows into the Sungari to the north of that town. In the Hei-lung-chiang Province I noticed between the mouth of the Sungari and Blagoveschensk, and on the right bank of the Amur, the gold-mining camps of Tai-ping-kou, between the Russian villages of Hingan and Pompeevka on the opposite bank, and at Kuan-yin-shan, opposite Raddevka. There is another Chinese mining camp fifteen...
Page 94 - China, such as Kwangtung, Kwangsi, and Fukien, take white only; whereas the central Provinces, such as Kiangsu, Anhui, Hunan, and Hupeh, prefer the red, and, to satisfy the latter taste, brown instead of white sugar is used for coating the roots while they are being steamed, thereby imparting a pale, reddish tint to the epidermis.
Page 256 - On making inquiries, he discovers, to his disappointment, that the station is by no means identical with the town bearing the same name, and that the railway has fallen several miles short of fulfilling the bargain, as he understood the terms of the contract. Indeed, it might almost be said that as a general rule railways in Russia, like camel drivers in certain Eastern countries, studiously avoid the towns.
Page 26 - Indeed to-day one might almost say that with some few exceptions, the town cowshed is to all intents and purposes, a thing of the past. In...
Page 49 - ... the town of Chita in Trans-Baikal Province to a point on the South Ussuri Railway. The general terms of the agreement are, that the shareholders of the said company shall be Russians and Chinese only ; that the gauge shall be the Russian gauge of five feet ; that work shall be begun within twelves months from the issue of an Imperial Decree giving assent to the agreement ; that the railway shall be completed in six years from the date on which the land required for the line is handed over to...
Page 256 - In reality, be it parenthetically remarked, a Russian with a superabundance of ready money is a phenomenon rarely met with in real life. In conveying passengers at the rate of from fifteen to thirty miles an hour, the railway companies do at least all that they promise, but in one very important respect they do not always strictly fulfil their engagements. The traveller takes a ticket for a certain town, and on arriving at what he imagines to be his destination, he may merely find a railway station...
Page 93 - ... their suite will be subject to the mild restriction made thereon by the Board of Finances. If the envoys do not carry merchandise with them, each officer will be allowed, free of duty, any quantity of clothing, private effects books, and medicines not exceeding 300 catties in weight. The junior Legation officers and the suite who may be desirous of participating in the advantages arising from the carriage of goods will be allowed a quantity of red ginseng, limited in the case of Legation officers...
Page 90 - ... possesses any therapeutic properties is a disputed point; but the Chinese have implicit confidence in its virtues, and so long as that exists the demand for it will continue. As in Korea, it is indigenous to the country, and it is found in a wild state in the forests of Kirin, especially in the Ch'angpai Shan range, where ginseng seekers annually scour the mountains in search of it. When a wild plant is found its age is carefully noted by observing the. quantity of its foliage. I am told that...

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