National Geographic : 1919 Sep
SOLDIERS OF MENIAL SERVICE IN FRANCE In ancient Phcenicia the mountains repelled and the fine harbors of the Syrian coast invited the men of Tyre and Sidon to become sailors and traders. In Shantung the ever hungry stomach drives men to any corner of the globe where honest labor and hard coin can come to an understanding. Chinese coolies who have learned to sit down in companies of five hundred and be well fed are never going to be the same men who toiled' sixteen hours a day for a mere pittance. Chinese man-power is waking up. CHINA HAS ITS SIDEWALK RESTAURANTS, TOO, BUT NOT OF THE CAFE DE LA PAIX TYPE When an American woman buys a Chinese hair net, or an American man a summer suit whose pongee has been spun by Shantung silkworms, a family in the province known as China's Holy Land adds a strip of pork to the day's menu.