Chinese Exclusion: 0050.0549


            In another column will be found a comment from the Western Clarion dealing with the Salmo labor troubles.  The Clarion is printed at Vancouver, and is regarded the mouthpiece of a large section of the labor element of the west.  Its editor is a student of labor problems, and it will be interesting to compare his opinions with the sentiments expressed by the speakers of the meeting last week, not one of whom can be regarded in any light as a representative labor man.  It will also be noticed that there is some conflict of opinion between the Clarion and the Nelson Tribune.  The latter paper, Wednesday evening, gave vent to the following specious remarks:

            “The Mongolians resident in Nelson would do well in refraining from any public demonstration just now calculated to draw attention in their direction.  No one has any intention of interfering with them in the laundry, gardening and domestic occupations where they do not compete with white labor.  Within those limits they are safe.  Once, however, they step outside, they will find that public opinion in Nelson is a unity in the direction which spells ‘quit.”

            The assurance of the editor of the Tribune newspaper and of the janitor of the Tribune building that the Chinese engaged in “gardening and domestic occupations” will not be interfered with, should be encouraging and gratifying to the Mongolians thus employed in Nelson.

0050.0549: Chinese Exclusion

Conflict of opinion between the Western Clarion, a Vancouver newspaper and mouthpiece of the labor element in the west, and Nelson Tribune.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 6, 1905
Pages:  2
Publisher:  The Nelson Economist
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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