Hayward's Journal

June 1, 1878

The Chinese Must Go

This emphatic yet absurd cry is raised about the state by a number of hot-headed, fanatical blow-hards who are streaked with insanity. It has no effect upon reducing the Chinese population, or does it point out a single remedy to relieve the state of the incubus, but it does instill in the breasts of youngsters of the country a pililess and lawless hate for the almond-eyed heathen, that manifests itself frequently by unprovoked attacks upon representatives of the abhored race. An instance of this kind occured Sunday. For several days large squads of Chinamen have arrived in town and the boys have let no chance slip to annoy them. Sunday a number of youths amused themselves firing rocks at a couple, near the corner of main and B Streets. One stone more accurately aimed than the others struck one of the Chinamen along side of the procubis, making a severe wound and causing the ruby to flow freely. The injured man chased one of the boys down the street, but was prevented from punishing his tormentor by a large crowd that had collected. A free and promiscuous discussion of the case caused sufficient excitement to hold the mob together for some time, and though the public feeling is dead set against the queue-garnished foreigners, still everyone denounced in strong terms any such violent proceedings.

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