Chapter 26: Yellow Agony.
exclaims a Senator in Sacramento
, laying down his copy of the President
's new Message to Congress, in which there is a short paragraph devoted to the Chinese immigration.
“Our master in the White House
has spared one moment from the contemplation of his Black Agony on the Gulf
to a consideration of our Yellow Agony on the Slope!
No one will say that President Grant
has spoken either too soon or in too loud a voice.
Opinion runs the other way. In Washington
men may talk; in Sacramento
they must act. The Mongol invaders have put republican principles to a strain which they were never meant to bear, and under this burthen, republican principles and institutions have broken down.
Face to face with a gigantic evil, the Californians have passed a dozen laws in self-defence; and these