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[237] chapels, banks, hotels, and schools. No room is left in San Francisco for the unskilled Irish peasant, and the movement of Irish labourers towards this Slope has ceased. In one or two hotels Pat is retained in the dining-room; but even in these hotels the laundries and kitchens are occupied by Hop Ki and Lee Sing.

“Tell me, Pat, have you any rows with these Chinese?” I ask the servant in my room at the Grand Hotel.

“No, Captain,” says Pat; “would you have me demane meeself by jumping on a dirty thing in a pig-tail? ”

“ But he lowers the rate of wages in the docks and yards?”

“Bad luck to him — the skunk! Before he showed his dirty face in Market-street, a man could earn his six dollars a day. Now, he gets no more nor two. That's four dollars a day gone; all along of the pig-tails! Some of the masters are no better nor the skunks; they say they wont pay a White man more than double what they give a Yellow chap. Holy Mary! as if a Christian could live on ”

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