A native Chinese transport


A native Chinese transport



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The Manchurians made money during the war. During the first three months the Russians were in the land, and when fighting began the Manchurians were employed to carry Russian wounded into Port Arthur and to bury Russian dead by the roadside for fifty kopeks a day. After the Russians were driven back from Nanshan Hill and into Dalny the Manchurian natives carried Japanese wounded into Dalny and buried Japanese dead in the fields for fifty sen a day. And there was other work to be done?teaming and hauling provisions-- and it was all profitable business, for the Japanese paid honestly for every egg, for every service. No Manchurian farmer lost a bushel of grain, except when the chance of war substituted a shell for a scythe. They tended their crop of Indian corn all through the summer, and in the fall tilled the ground, as if there were no such thing as war.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “A native Chinese transport,” Monash Collections Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://repository.monash.edu/items/show/14039.

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