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“ [202] Fuel is scarce and dear. In California there is neither heat to strain nor frost to chill our wheels and levers. We can work the whole year round, and if our business needs it we can run our machinery night and day.”

With Piety at the prow and Patriotism at the helm, what have the new Watch Company to fear?

“ The laws of God to fear!” snaps a voice at my side, the voice of a physician, who has lived for many years in San Francisco, and has watched the coming of our Yellow brethren from Hong Kong with pained and speculative eyes.

“I have a strong aversion to this enterprise,” he says to me in the privacy of his state-room. “I am a born American, and I want to keep America for the Americans. Few persons see so much of our Asiatics as myself, and I can tell you, as a man of science and of moral order, that I should be sorry to see the population of China Town increase. What are the Cornell Company about? They say, they are going to set up a new industry in San Francisco. But for whom? Not for Americans, but for Asiatics. They are going to teach Chinese labourers how to do the White man's work and steal the White

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