previous next
[245] Chicago are bound to Cornell and Ralston very much as the Yellow men from Canton are bound to the Wing Yung and the Fook Ting Tong.

The lathes and wheels being ready, Cornell calls in seven of his overseers, and tells them, for the first time, that he means to use Chinese labour in his works. The overseers protest. “ You are discharged,” he says. Piper, one of these seven overseers, complains that this notice is a great surprise.

“Pack up your duds and go,” says Cornell. In time both parties get a little cooler, and the master enters into detail.

“The Chinese, you must understand,” says Cornell to his White overseers, “are mere animals; they cannot learn to do fine work; they are only to be used in common tasks. Now go and explain these matters to the men.”

The men are no less resolute than the overseers. “No one,” they urge in opposition to Cornell's proposal, “can draw a line between the White man and the Yellow man. A Yellow man is quick at learning things; and, as he lives on rice and fish, he can afford to take a lower wage. He has no family to ”

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
China (China) (1)
Chicago (Illinois, United States) (1)

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Paul Cornell (4)
White (1)
William C. Ralston (1)
Piper (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: