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CHINESE RED WAR ON AT !
San Francisco, March 22.
Red war has broken out among
the Chinese tongs of the Pacific
Coast once more, and the police
are sitting back Jwaiting to see,
who will be the next to fall, for
they are helpless.
Last night, two Chinamen and
one Chinese slave girl, were mur
i dered in Sacramento, and three
Chinamen were slain in Oakland.
All five of the male victims were
members of the Kim Lum tong,
and they .were killed by members
of the Bing Kong tong.'
The causes are the. war were
Lu Chi, pretty little slave girl,
and extreme ignorance of the
Presbyterian mission 'in the San
Little Lu Chi was (she is now
deceased) eighteen years old,
and she was extremely beautiful.
She was the property of Bing Shi
Ko, a-wealthy Chinese merchant
of San Francisco, as a receipt for
$2,000 now in the ppsession of
Bing Shi Ko will show. The re-
ceipt is signed by the parents of
Lu Chi and is quite regular.
After Bing Shi Ko had bought
and paid for Lu Chi, he installed
her in his home on Grant Street,
and had many new bars put
across the windows, for Bine" Shi
W Ko is an old man, and if an old
man w.ould keep the love of a
young woman itbehooveshimto
keep the young woman from see
ing other and young men.
Bing Shi Ko was very good to
Lii Chi, and gave her many pret
ty .presents, and behaved, on the
But Bing Shi Ko was old, and"
he had" a "business to attend to,
and he was"away from home most0
of the day, and Lu Chi was young
and pretty and full of life and'
mischief and tfye same sort of de
sire that led Eve to pluck the for
So it came to pass that while
Bing Shi Ko was away at busi
ness, Lu Chi spent her hours at
the "barred windows of his home,
looking out on the big and won-'
derful outside world with wistful
eyes and a growing hatred of
Bink Shi Ko. '
And, one day, while she, thus
was looking for trouble, Kim"
Chung, young and handsome
merchant, saw her, and promptly" "
fell in love with (although he'
would not have it that way) and
drew near to the window andK
spoke to her. "d
Lu Chi drew back, her heart in
a flutter. It is jiotl permitted'
that young slave girls'should talk
to strange men. 'But Kim Chung
was handsome and young, and
Bing Shi Ko was old and ugly . . ,,
Lu Chi came back to the win-f
dow 'and-allowed Kim Chung to
talklove!to her, and enjoyed it. x,
And Kim Chung fell so utterly
in love with Lu Chi that he los$
all his senses and did a most
foolish thing. He asked her if,
she would go with him if he, byb
ttieaid of the strange laws of the
White Man, took her from Bing
"But then Binj Shi Ko and his '
friends will pursue me, and kill