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[205] grain of silver pays them for the toil; a stalk of maize rewards them for the search. They eat dead game, which Indians will not touch. As waiters, woodmen, navvies, miners, laundresses, they drive off every labourer, whether male or female, whether White or Black.

At Elko all the races on this continent meet; Red men, Black men, White men, Yellow men; not many Red, and fewer Black; yet some of each. The Whites are mostly male, tile Chinese male and female.

Elko is the capital of Elko County, and a thousand souls are said to huddle in and out among the railway blocks. A State University is rising in the neighbourhood, based on the two great principles-first, that “ tuition is to be free,” and second, “ that no one is to be excluded from the class-room on account of sex, race, or colour.” This emancipated city in the mountains is spread in canvas and reared in plank, but five or six whisky-shops and faro-banks are being raised of brick. Yon dainty little sheds, with muslin blinds, are tenanted by Chinese girls, and I have reason to believe that all these Chinese girls are slaves. A centre of many

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