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Chapter 25: China Town.

A seventh part of the population — a seventieth part of the surface — of San Francisco is Asiatic. All Orientals pack closer than Europeans. A man may see big crowds in many cities: Russ and Tartars at Nishni-Novgorod, Copts and Armenians in Jerualemr, Arabs and Algerines in Cairo; but in neither Russia, Syria, nor Egypt cal he see such crowds as we find packed in the Asiatic quarter of San Francisco.

The term Asiatic quarter may suggest a separate portion of the city, walled off from the remaining parts like China Town in Moscow; but the Asiatic quarter in San Francisco is an open colony, like May Fair in London, like the Second District in New York. The Chinese have squatted in the very heart of San Francisco.

Lock Sin's tea-house in Jackson Street may be

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