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William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 8: the Conservatives. (search)
ere his duty lies. All three are gentlemen of property. We claim, says General McEnery, to represent ninety-five per cent. of all the property in this city, ninety-eight per cent. of all the property in this State. From what we learn in other quarters we have reason to believe this statement true. And yet, adds Penn, laughing, we, who own nearly all the property in the State, are bandits! Bandits are not usually men of property; are not so in Spain, in Greece, in Asia Minor, and in California. If Vasquez were able to read the papers, he would be pleased to find, on the authority of General Sheridan, that a good many of his brethren sit on the bench and practise at the bar. No one contests your claim to represent the wealth of New Orleans; the question is about inhabitants, not property; and you claim, we understand, to have a true majority of votes in favour of the Conservative candidates? We have, the Governor answers, a majority of votes; not large, yet large enough
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 18: at Washington. (search)
th, but in the North and West. Have you Republicans no fear of going too far in trying to crush the whole White population of Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina under the heels of a small majority of Negroes and Mulattoes? Yes, frankly; we have gone too far. It was an error; but we seemed to have no choice. We gave the Negroes votes in order to secure the policy of emancipation. If all fear of a return to slavery were gone, we should be willing to allow each State to judge how far the franchise ought to go, and where it ought to stop. A common rule is good for common cases; but a man must be a fool, as well as a fanatic, who insists on applying one rule to every case. Logic is one thing, the public weal another. We allow the people of Nevada, Oregon, and California to refuse political rights to Asiatics. Is not that Asiatic Question your next affair? Yes: greater than the last. The Yellow Question is more menacing to republican institutions than the Black.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 19: our Yellow brother. (search)
treet, paying no more heed to the yelp of Negro sneers behind him than an Arab pays to the bark of his street dogs. In Chicago, at the moment of starting for California, we make the acquaintance of Paul Cornell, chief partner in the great watch factory of that city. Cornell's watches are known in America as Breguet's watches ainter very cold. Work-people need warm clothes, good rooms, and costly food. The heat and cold affect our tools and implements. Fuel is scarce and dear. In California there is neither heat to strain nor frost to chill our wheels and levers. We can work the whole year round, and if our business needs it we can run our machines a future history. Will that history be made and told by the offspring of Mongolian slaves? At Sacramento a street scene shows us how the White children of California are being trained to regard their Yellow brother. There's John! shouts a boy to his playmate; let's pelt him. The two urchins stop their play to shy peb
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 20: Mongol Migration. (search)
us that these streams will ever stop? By preference these Mongols make for California; first, because the voyage is cheap and easy; second, because the climate suiecause the pay is higher and the market wider than they find elsewhere. From California they go to Oregon by sea, to Nevada, Idaho, and Montana by land. In Utah thereat facts are obvious to every thinker: 1. China is the next neighbour of California on her western face; the ports of Canton, Ning-po, and Shang-hae, being thosemerican ports are open, to seek for food within the Golden Gate. 2. China, California's nearest neighbour, is the poorest and most crowded country in the world. Fn, not yet answered, whether China is not pouring out her worst convicts into California, much as England used to pour her worst convicts into Botany Bay? 4. Thesethe Asiatic? Living on the edge of China, gazing over the Pacific Ocean into California, stand a third of the whole human race. In arms these Mongols may be met and
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 21: the Chinese legend. (search)
en, but we have our own religion; and our religion is not, like the Melican religion, only for those who like and only when they like. Our religion is for while we live and after we die. So, when the Five Companies agree to bring a man over to California, that is one thing; when they agree to take his ashes back to China, that is another thing. You see? The agreement to bring him over is a contract; the agreement to carry his ashes back is an obligation. Are all your passengers placed un the people to come over? The Five Companies send their agents up and down the provinces, both near the sea. and far in land, to tell poor people, who are pinched for rice and tea, of the great markets which are opening for their labour in California, Oregon, and Nevada. Of course they talk big. Melican talk big; Chinaman talk bigger than Melican. These agents say the hills are made of silver, and the rivers run with gold. They offer help, giving passes to such persons as care to move.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 23: Chinese labour. (search)
u want a pair of boots? asks a friend at the Pacific Club; then try Yin Yung of Jackson Street, the best bootmaker in California. Cheapest, you mean, sneers a gentleman in our circle. Best, as well as cheapest, I assert, replies the first s tells the truth in jest. Piper advances to the front and thus addresses the Lord of Belmont, Manager of the Bank of California: Sir! We are American citizens, with families dependent on our labour for bread. We are skilled and willing workers in the business of making watches. We have been induced to come to California to aid this new industry, in which you have risked a single speck of your great wealth. If the work prospers it becomes the vocation of our lives, and the inheritance so that the seeds are sown for the destruction of a profitable industry. Another weapon of defence is taken from the hand of free labour. Here, as elsewhere in California, Oregon, and Nevada, the rice-eater is pushing the beef-eater to the wall.
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 24: a celestial village. (search)
and heroic, rather than the secondary and parasitical, struggle for existence, raises our curiosity. Unlike the Mexican labourers, whom they are driving out of California and Nevada, here are people who can live without the Whites! A trail leads off from Monterey to this Asiatic village, going by way of Fray Junipero's Cross athe soil, and has no wish to see Canton. He wants his rights; he wants to have a vote; he wants his neighbours to have votes. Tim was the first Chinee born in California. As a native, he has the right of standing for any office. If he had his dues, according to the American Constitution, he might stand against General Grant for the Presidency. But the White people in California set the Constitution at defiance, as Ah Tim believes, by pretending that the legal maxim, every man born on the American soil is an American citizen, only means that every White man born on the American soil is an American citizen. Are you making a formal claim of citizen
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 26: Yellow Agony. (search)
passed a dozen laws in self-defence; and these defensive laws of California violate the most sacred principles embodied in the common Constitn Constitution opens American ports to all the world; the laws of California limit and control the entry of Asiatics into San Francisco. The y man who lands a right of citizenship on easy terms; the laws of California deny a Chinese immigrant the right of citizenship on any terms. rinciples leads to much confusion in practice. No one in Oregon, California, and Nevada, can be sure of what is legal or illegal. A Court, athe Circuit Court of the United States, pleading that the laws of California are in open conflict with the American Constitution, and are ther. Fretted by this verdict in the Circuit Court, the people of California are carrying an appeal to the Supreme Court in Washington; but whwith crimes. Millions are paupers, millions more are slaves. In California the mandarins have found a penal colony, to which, through our cu
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 27: White progress. (search)
ent to prattle in the jargon of Voltaire. The spirit of freedom, said Washington, seven years after the Declaration of Independence, has long since subsided, and every selfish passion has taken its place. But, in the same high spirit, Washington set himself to heal the wounds and repair the miseries caused by war. And see with what results! France has been bought off; the outlets of the Mississippi are in American hands. Spain has been ousted from Florida, and Mexico driven from California, Arizona, and Texas. Nearly all the temperate, and some of the semi-tropical, zones of America have been brought under the rule of English idioms and American laws. Thirty States and Territories, each about the size of Spain, have been added to the Republic in a hundred years. In these States and Territories there are forty millions of free citizens, sixty three thousand churches, with twenty-one million sittings; a hundred and forty-one thousand schools, two hundred and seventy thousand
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 2, Chapter 29: fair women. (search)
at San Diego and San Carlos, was the chief, if not the only, reason for the waste and failure of the first White Conquest on the Slope. If Don Rivera had allowed each of his troopers to bring an Andalusian wife to Monterey, the first people in California would have been Spanish, Catholic and civilized, instead of being mongrel, pagan, and semi-savage. If the Yankee Boys and Sydney Ducks had brought American and English wives to San Francisco, there would have been less drinking, shooting, suicre is excess of male life. In some, as Vermont, Delaware, and Kentucky, the excess is slight — not more than seven in each thousand souls. In others, such as Utah, Indiana, Arkansas, and New Mexico, the surplus male life is not excessive. In California, Kansas, and Minnesota, the excess is striking; and in Arizona, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, it is enormous-three to one, and even four to one. Does any one need evidence as to the moral and social aspects of a region in which there is only on
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