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THE CHINESE IN THE UNITED STATES. The recent census has shown that the numbers of Chinese throughout the States are very much less than was eommonly believed to fee the case. In 1877, when the agitation against the Celestials was at its height on the Pacific coast, it was said there were 200,000 of these immigrants in California alone, of whom 75,000 lived in San Francisco (more than a quarter «f the total population of the city). Even the better informed and more moderate statisticians esti- mated the number of Chinese in that State at from 150,090 to^L75,000. The census has exploded all this exaggeration, the whole number of Chinese in America being only 105,717, of whom California possesses 75,122 Taking a few of the principal States, we find that the numbers have increased as follows :— 1870, 1880. California 48,790 75,122 Idaho 4,267 3,378 Oregon 3,326 9,515 Nevada 3,143 5,423 1 Washington 234 3237 In the Eastern States, the Chinese element is really very small, and altogether inappreciable among the foreign admixture of population. New York contains but 942; Massachusetts, 256; Illinois, 214, &c. So that all the anticipations aa to the displacement of native by Chinese labour are shown to be utterly without foundation. Although in a very few States the increase within the last twenty years has been comparatively large —viz., Nevada, 72 per cent. and Oregon, 186 per eent., the proportion of 106,000 Chinese to the 51,000,000 inhabitants of the United States is too ridiculous to excite any further alarm.

JORDAN ALMONDS.

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