Why? Because the Asiatic, living on rice and tea, will labour for seventy-five cents. a day, while an American, living on roast beef and beer, asks five dollars a day!
Should they succeed, as Cornell
thinks, the watch factories in Chicago
will be closed, two hundred skilful artizans will be thrown on the world, Illinois
will be robbed of an artistic industry, and five or six thousand Mongols will come over from Hong Kong
, of whom five or six hundred will find lucrative employment on our shores!”
As we ascend the mountains of Wyoming
, we begin to meet our Yellow brother on the track; here skipping nimbly as a waiter, there drudging heavily as a hedger and ditcher; but in every place silent, docile, quick, and hardy.
Sam shrinks from these mountain blasts and winter snows.
Good wages tempt him to come up; but when the icy winds enter his soul, he prefers the squash and sugar-cane of South Carolina
to the elk and antelope of Wyoming
can live in any climate and any country; in Bitter Creek
, as well as in San Jose
and Los Angeles
; caring, it would seem, for neither heat nor cold, neither drought nor rain,