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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 25, 1912, Image 4

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street railway station. It had
been lying there since December
Tpday that body was identified.
It is that of Seid Bing, nephew
of Seid Back, a Chinese million
aire of Portland, Ore. And with
the identity,"" off the body ascer
tained, the police say they are
- sure of the manner of death.
One year ago, Seid Bing
' bought a wife of another Tong in
Cnina. He paid much" money for
her, because she was the daugh
ter of rich and powerful parents
in1 China. He brought her to
Portland.
But Seid Bing, being the'
nephew and heir of a millionaire,
soon tired of his bride, and began
to court another Chinese woman.
The police have heard of a long
series of quarrels arid pleadings
between Seid Bing and his wife.
The trouble culminated on the
night of December 20. That
nigh 'the little Chinese wife
kneeled to Seid Bing and begged
him not to leave her side. She
knew he had an appointment with
the "other woman."
5eid-Bing answered her roughs
ly, and when she persisted, struck
her and left the house. Later, he
was visited by the fear of punish
ment from her relatives for his
conduct, and telephoned to her.
She asked him to come back. Seid
Bing made his excuses to" the
''-other woman," and returned to
his home. He never was seen
again.
The next day, Seid Bing's wife
"telephoned for an expressman,
and turned over to "him a trunk
fdr shipment to Seattle. .Then
she, too, disappeared. x
The police say the trunk given
the expressman by Seid Bing's'
wife was the same trunk opened
in the Seattle baggage" room and
found to contain the tody of Seid
Bing.
So east and west have met in
a tragedy of passion and' love.
But from now' on, the ways of
east'and west are separate. Mrs.
Lee is in the hands of the hiw.
Mri, Seid,BingJs missing.
But the police say that Seid
Back, the Portland millionaire,
has sent agents into the Chinese
colonies of Seattle and San Fran
cisco, calling on the njen of his
tong to exact a terrible ven
geance for the death of vhis
nephew, Seid Bing.
The west must satisfy the ven-
geance of the law. The east
must satisfy a more terrible ven
geance the vengeance of the
blood relative.
"I suppose if I kissed you" he
said, "you could have me arrested
for assault and battery."
"But I dread publicity," she
answered.
Carnegie says man ought to be
able to marry on $25 a week. This
practice has allowed Andy to
gather together a large wad of
clinkers.
The bullfrog does his croaking
when the rest of the family is all
ready to go to sleep. Very like' a
husband.

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