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It is from a French oolonlal paper that | the last gh »stly story oomea. "Compressed 1 Chinamen" la the attractive heading given 1 it. Ooe of the mo3t attractive Vails of the 1 Oaindse la their marvel !r-o 3 affeotlon fjr their native land. H vrever poor a Chinaman may be, his life has not baen 1 m vain if apent within the boundaries of the Empire— hia death not to bo deplored 1 when his body returns to the bo!1 it so 1 Industriously tilled. When he dies abroad hia ooaatrymen take c«a that the body 1 ia seat homo. If that oeonot bs done at odob hia bones are despjtohed at the 1 first opportunity. In San Franolaoo the other day aa Amerloan firm ooatrso'ed to carry a number of deceased Mongols to Canton. 'Xo eoonomise jpace the dofonct j were radacei to tbe ennllest compass, and packed io Una resembling thosa mcd for preserved jasati, B/ aome unpardon* ab l a Gvaralght these tins ware forwarded to Europe, while a corresponding number. ' ooat.lnlog bjffilo btef and tongots of the kind, were aafely delJveted in* Ohina. Tha Chinese are effdott'oaate— they are prudent aa well. The mistake was quickly discovered m Canton. Did 1 the relatives there try to remedy i: ? JSotBD f.s , pray. They spent a month's orgJe on pirns boa >n. Then when all . were seek, f»t, aQ d j vial they gradually told tbelc tale with oonnterfe tjd arr:ow. | of them even want so far aa to deroaad their ancestors f com the &morlo%n ; Consul, Jn the meantfnn their compreafo I progenitors h»d been aoittered fiOJi Gibraltar 'oSi; Pr>tflrßbiir gt

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"COMPRESSED CHINAMEN", Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2188, 1 August 1889

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"COMPRESSED CHINAMEN" Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2188, 1 August 1889

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