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“ [281] trouble in the West. In all our battles for the soil this contest is the hardest and most dangerous. In New Orleans you see the best and worst of African Sam. He stands in front of you; so many rank and file; behind him no reserves. But Asiatic John is a mystery. You cannot count him, in and out, or march about him, back and front. He comes across the sea in thousands; nay, in tens of thousands; yet these thousands and tens of thousands are but heralds of the mighty host. Millions may come where thousands came, and tens of millions whence the tens of thousands came.”

Is it mere frenzy to imagine such a swarm of Asiatics arriving at the Golden Gate? In former days America was fed from Asia? Why not be fed again? The men are on the other side. The sea lies open to their ships. The transport pays.

“We are little more than thirty millions of White people,” adds the Senator; “they are upwards of three-hundred-and-sixty millions of Yellow people. So, to spare us fifty millions would be nothing to them, while the gift would be death to us.”

The Senator is right. A drain of fifty millions from the Five Provinces would leave those provinces

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