Notes by David Page with considerable help from the 2003 work of D.H. Stewart in editing Kipling’s American: Travel Letters, 1889-1895, and of the ORG.
[September 17th 2010]
How I got to San Francisco and took Tea with the Natives there
... also there is not a single American vessel of war in the harbour. This may sound blood-thirsty: but remember I have come with a grievance upon me — the grievance of the pirated English books...The grievance was Kipling's discovery, before leaving Yokohama, of copies of his books for sale, published by an American publisher without permission or payment of royalties, The inclusion of this passage in the collected edition would have reduced his apparent hostility from a political to a personal level, as George Webb has suggested.
Every person who shall entice, or induce another, upon any pretense, to go to any place where any gambling game, scheme or device, or any trick, sleight of hand performance, fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice or device, is being conducted or operated; or while in such place shall entice or induce another to bet, wager or hazard any money or property, or representative of either, upon any such game, scheme, device, trick, sleight of hand performance, fraud or fraudulent scheme, cards, dice, or device, or to execute any obligation for the payment of money, or delivery of property, or to lose, advance, or loan any money or property, or representative of either, is guilty of a class B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than ten years. [http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.47.120][Page 481, lines 21 & 22] the Right and the Left Bower the two highest cards in euchre, the knaves or jacks. The Right Bower is the jack of trumps and the Left Bower being the jack of the same colour. [D.H.S./ORG]