quarter,” says my companion, as we enter Lock Sin's tea-house about two o'clock, and order a refreshing cup.
“ What you have seen in San Francisco
you may see in Sacramento
, San Jose
, and other towns.
Wherever John plants his foot, he builds a China Town
, and peoples it with harlots, criminals, and slaves.
We get some very cheap labour, and our financiers say they need cheap labour ” to develop the country.
“ What think you of the price we have to pay for our development?”
While we are sipping tea on Lock Sin's balcony, a yell comes up from the street below.
A Chinese fight is on. Ah King
, a Chinese scamp, employed by the city officers, and, in the slang of his Asiatic countrymen, such a spy is called a ghost.
Of late this ghost has been too busy, his celestial countrymen think, even for a paid spy; and two Asiatics, who have just come out of jail, are setting on him, one moon-face with a hatchet, the second moon-face with a knife.
From every door in the street swarms out a crowd, and in an instant fifty Chinese
lanterns heave and drop along the flags.
“ Excuse me!”
says my escort, and before I can