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[244] curses with a patient face, and now he pays his debt by under-selling the Jew to his old customers in the clubs.

Isaacs is very angry and very spiteful; but he has not yet been able to destroy Yin Yung.

In vain he gets more and more Chinese into his shops. He has to teach them, and as soon as they are taught they start as rivals in his trade. By every effort to suppress Yin Yung he helps to make five more Yin Yungs.

Paul Cornell's fight is raging in the watch trade, just as Isaacs's fight is raging in the shoe-trade. Seventy hands have come from Chicago as his staff; twenty-five married men with their wives and children, and a few single men. They are engaged for fixed periods, ranging from six months to two years. Not a word was slid to them before they left Illinois about the company employing Chinese hands in San Francisco. They were only told of the lovely scenery, the temperate climate, the abundant fruits. Money was advanced to pay their railway fares — a heavy sum for artizans with wives and children to procure. These fares are still owing to the Cornell Company, so that the White men from

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