White Laundry: 0050.0917

EDITORIAL NOTES

            Another institution that would pay in Donald, if properly started and managed, is a laundry.  At present the business is in the hands [of] three Chinese outfits, who give employment to about a dozen of their countrymen.  The present population of Donald is largely make (sic.] up of single men, who have no particular love for the Chinese and would gladly patronize a white laundry were it here to do their work promptly and satisfactorily; it would also receive the work of many families who at present do their own laundry work rather than give it to the Chinese.  This is not written for a “Chinese Must Ago’ manifesto, but merely to show that there is a business here await the right kind of man to take hold of it.  Donald’s Chinese population numbers 20- - 20 leeches – who are of no benefit to a newspaper here or elsewhere; or for that matter, are of no benefit or advantage to any business man in Donald.  They get a percentage of the money disbursed in the town, and disburse not a cent in return.  If a practical man should start a laundry here, and run it as if he meant business, not as if he were doing his patrons a great favor by doing their work, he would undoubtedly succeed.  Let some practical, wide-awake person investigate the business to see what there is in it.

0050.0917: White Laundry

Newspaper editorial stating that Donald needs a laundry, run by whites, which they figure will get the majority of the work, forcing the three Chinese laundrys out of business and hopefully out of town.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  August 18, 1888
Pages:  4
Publisher:  Donald Truth
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

institution laundry chinese employment manifesto business population leeches

Subjects:

Cities arrow Donald arrow Businesses arrow Laundries arrow Chinesearrow
Social arrow Racism arrow Chinesearrow

Memberships

For additional features, including access to full text resources, become a member.

Find out more about Memberships.





Share what you know

Share what you know

Do you have additional information about this resource?

Please share what you know.

This resource may be protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History.