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solid, as a be on disaster commercial have tb* of by that for thi are to publishers to into or had Court the the Arno rail tha no been o ooa the Iron ant and con tha i th tha roads thtt .iona. TO EEPBAL THE CHINESE ACT. Mr. Wong Chin Foo,a native of China, \ his name implies, who for many years has been residing in New York, •ill be remembered by many persons in this city as having leotuiei before the Teachers' Institute in the Court House some years ago. He at present represents tha Chinese Equal Rights' League, of New York, and has recently appeared before Congress where he advocated tbe repeal of the Geary Chinese exclusion act. He claims that there are 150,000 Chinamen who are bona fide citizens of the United States, and these are interested in having the law repealed. It has always seemed to us as a piece of foolish Legislation to single out this one nationality while at the same time others which are far more objectionable from many points of consideration are allovrec to come and go at their own sweet will. Recently a Judge in one of tbe North western States has declared tbe Act unconstitutional, and this no doubt is an Incentive to Chinamen to make more strenuous efforts to have the obnoxious law stricken from onr statute books. It might as well be repealed, for so far it has been almost entirely disregarded,bn ( very few Chinamen having registered and furnished photographs of themselves, as the Geary law requires them to do. Either the law must be repealed, the Chinese must comply with its le qulrements or else after next Hay tbe government will be obliged to send the 150,000 almond-eyed folks to the! native home at a tremendous cost. Tbe Reading "Herald" says with much truth: The act was passed through th* sense- leas clamor of some people on the Pacific coast, and yet the very oommnni ties that demanded it wonld go to pieces would suffer complete collapse, if it was not for the industry and aid of tbe Chi namen. There are many things that art undesirable about him, and so there are about many other classes of people, bu he has been much slandered and mud misrepresented. Even were all that i aald about him true, the government has no right to make a precedent in his cas which would enable it to impose nnbear able restrictions upon the residence in this country of any other class of people TThittler'a Designation. Here is a beautiful extract of one < are lesson by Worcester. g : me St. for an to

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 28 Jan 1893, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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