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 - CHISISSB MERCHANTS AROUSED. Tlioy Aro Anxloim...
CHISISSB MERCHANTS AROUSED. Tlioy Aro Anxloim to Employ Lnwyorn to Uuftmt tlui t;xilu<l(in Hill. Tho Chinese merchants ot this city are really alarmed lest the Chinese Exclusion bill becomes u law. Indeed, many of them wero under the Impression that It hud already been passed, until tho Chinese Con sul, Shun Won, allayed tlielr fears. There was a meeting of tho Cheng Way (Jong, the Chinese Merchants' Society, on Tuesday night, that lusted throe hours. Tom Lee, who has become partially versed In American politics ana American legislation, advocated the raising of u fund of mir>o,bOO with which to bring about the rcpuul ol tho bill, not ex- plulntng, or not itnovtlng that It hud not yet como beiore tno United Mimes Senate. Torn Leo Insist ed that tho itollans hud once been shut out from this country and that, they hud rulKcu a lund aim had line law ropcutod. But the merchants suggested, " Wo had better sue thu consul llrst.-' so at 1 r. M. the committee entered carriages and were driven co Shell Wou's Consulate, No. ;.'i] West Ninth street. The delegation consisted of elm Chuck Wan, the Chinese Mayor; (juong chlng Chorig, No. y Molt streo'.; llontr Mug chung, No. >i .\lott street; Wing Wall Chong, No.:.:.' Pell street; Yut Sing, No. 0 Molt ulroot; slug Kong ong, No. !)•! Jlott street, and W< Kee, No. s .Molt Btruor,. T'huy reminded the Consul that tho Chinese Six compaiilos, or Ban Francisco, relutnu'U a lawyer whom uioy paid #10,000 u year, and the Hop Wall Company, also of Han Frau- elsco, employed another lawyer at-$u,ooo a your. T'huy olToivd In behalf of tho Chinese of New York to pay all expenses U those two lugal lights would go to Washington and ox- ert themselves to detent the Exclusion bill. sli-;n Won explained that the bill had not, yet passed Ihu Sunale, and assured the delegation that ho hud every rousou to believe that it would nut pass 'hut, body. If It should, however, Ills MaJeBty, tho limporor of chlnu, would instruct the chlnosu Ambassador ut WasuliiKi.on, Tu (jul: Yen, and thu Chinese Cuiisul-uuiiernl at Sun Francisco, LI Illng Yow, how lo act In tho premises. Blum Won added, however, that agitation against the bill outside of diplomatic circles would do no harm. Chu chuck Wan Informed a reporter ot TUB WOULD lust night that he would enter Into correspondence with the .Mayors of other Chinese colonies. Tno meroiianta think the paHsiigu of thu bill will ruin them. There are thirty-live chlnuinen In Han Kranclsco wor.h Ktiou.000 or over. Tho Ul Lung Suing Compuny'thoru Is worth *»,000,000, In tins city the Ling Fouir company la worth in.ooo,- 000, the Wo Koo company $100,000 and Yut Slhif 4100,000. T|io more ignorant chlnesu Dcllovc that under iho nuw luw they will bu branded on their lorohuiuls for Iduntltlcuilon.

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  1. The World,
  2. 11 Apr 1892, Mon,
  3. Page 9

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