are bound to Cornell
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.
, 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.
, 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 ”