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[256] softens and subdues a Moscovite's face as he crosses himself after meals and cries to his icon in the corner, “ Slava Bogu!”

Poor fellows, they have not eaten much! No Celtic labourer, no Mexican peasant, could exist on such food as these poor Asiatics eat. Can the African? When two races dwell on the same soil, the race which eats the least must drive the other race off. The lean kine ate up the fat kine, the thin ears of corn ate up the good ears. Watching these fellows pick up their morsels with chop-sticks, I remember a saying of Clarke, the Negro teacher in Cincinnati, that his people, though able to compete with the Celts, are not able to compete with the Chinese. “ Let us have no Chinese,” urged Clarke, in answer to my enquiry how far the advent of a few thousand Chinese labourers would affect the interests of his people in Ohio, “let us have no Chinese. They work for cents where we want dollars. They live on scraps and filth. A Negro lives on the fat of the land, and needs as much food as any other American. John and Sam will never be able to live in peace. John works hard on rice and tea, and not much of either; while Sam ”

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