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[211] hundreds and thousands. Now they are coming by tens of thousands.

The entry of these Asiatic hordes into America has been so silent, and their presence in the land has proved so useful, that the graver aspects of the case, though seen by men of science, have never yet been faced by politicians. A thinker here and there has asked himself-how this invasion of barbarians will affect the European races in America? But he has shrunk appalled from his own query as the Yellow Spectre rose before his mind.

Five great facts are plainly visible, and the consequences of these five great facts are obvious to every thinker:

1. China is the next neighbour of California on her western face; the ports of Canton, Ning-po, and Shang-hae, being those from which passengers arrive most cheaply at the Golden Gate. A Celtic emigrant in Cork must count on spending a hundred dollars in money ere he lands at Hunter's Point. A Mongol emigrant in Canton can reckon on reaching Hunter's Point at a cost of forty-five dollars; five of which are held by the Fook Ting Tong Society as a reserve for carrying back his bones to Hong

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