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“ [280] swarm beyond the means of life. They fill the land with crimes. Millions are paupers, millions more are slaves. In California the mandarins have found a penal colony, to which, through our cupidity and folly, they are now transporting their vagabonds, criminals, and harlots. They are mighty smart, those mandarins, for they not only rid themselves of social filth, but make these outcasts bear the cost of their removal from the interior to Hong Kong. With all your cleverness, you English have not yet been able to persuade an Australian colony to receive your malefactors. We, too, are clever fellows; but we Californians have found no means of emptying San Quentin and the Mexican quarter of San Francisco into the suburbs of Pekin. These heathens beat us from the field. What is the President's remedy for these enormous evils? The Chinese come under head-men, who own them almost absolutely; the women come as slaves, for shameful practices. If these evils can be legislated against, he will try to help us to administer the law!”

“Your President is busy in the South.”

“ The South! I tell you, Sir, that Negro trouble in the South will pale ere long before this Mongol ”

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