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Gen. bill, every but Tho ruin. you in majority Were States would tho op. be but one demonstrated the tho confidence his for will go in JOHN CfllXAMAN'S EQUANIMITY VXDITL'llBln. The penceableness of John Chinaman is illustrated by his attitude toward the Chinese exclusion act. It lins been stated by somo of the newspapers that the Chinamen object strenuously to tho provison in the act which requires that their photographs must bo appended to their certificates of registration. But Internal Revenue Collector Kcrwin, to whom tho bulk of the work of enforcing the act in this city will fall, says that this is not true,' that do not object to having their pictures taken and that it will be a very matter to register them. Mr. Kerwin is inclined to think that tho Chinese are tho most astonishingly honest pcoplo in the world. Several months ago, it seems, ho heard that the Chinese of this city were receiving a good deal of what known as "saki," or Chinese rice wine, from Sar. Francisco. If is subject to an internal revenue lav in addition to an import tax of *2a (protection to the "saki"-mamifac- luring industry in America!) He found that tho celestials had paid import tax, high as it is, but that about a hundred of them wero -engaged in tho bu?inessof retailing the wino to their countrymen in this and were paying no internal re-venue tax. So ho sent a circular to eneh one of them calling upon him to appear at his oflice and pay tho tax. They came without further solicitation, every man of tliem. and not only paid up w i t h o u t but, wonderful to relate, many of them even gave the dates when they began the wine-relailing business and paid back taxes for a year and h a l f ! They said they would paid before bnt know nothing about tho law. Then the collector informed them pleasantly that is they had admitled that they wero retail'wine dealers, they would have to go to additional expense of taking out retail liquor licenses. But the Mongolians never winced : thev seemed to consider it nlmojt a joy to pay f o ~nsos. Tom Lee, ono of the richest merchants in Chinatown, says t h a t Chinese'arc heartily in favor of Ihe exclusion act, as it gives them the right to uninterrnpleil and peaceful residence in tho United States and the assurance that Ihcy may go to China and return without fnolesta- Mon. I lml was had men under was Ono tho was to said was and but name He port A. mako favor i?ed put then l)o theio tho

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  1. Statesville Record And Landmark,
  2. 18 Aug 1892, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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