Thirty-Five Feet

In Missoula the other day, a Chinaman died and was buried by his countrymen in their usual style. A small bunch, consisting of roast chicken, pork, and three or four apples, together with a bowl of rice and a pair of chop sticks, were placed at the head of the grave. There are various opinions as to whom this repast it for. One is that when the devil comes for this poor Celestial he would eat it and go away happy. After burning some greasy, sky-rocket-like candles, and rubbing some of the grease on the headboard the mourners struck out for town, and the funeral was over.

Bismarck Tribune, 1/26/1883

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Posted 01/28/2015