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are packed and no small number of people sleep on billiard tables in town and on deck on board. The "Farther East" is booming and the foreigners are not getting all of the cream. Fine Japanese and Chinese steamers out number the European and American. The Chinese ride in carriages and travel and mingle in first class manner everywhere. The Chinese practically own Singapore and the other ports mentioned, with the Japanese hustling for second place. These two nations have done wonders in business of all kinds during late years. Many English, French & German merchants have told me that the Chinese and
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