The Chinaman in Liverpool


July 2, 1909
The fascinating Chinaman of China Town, New York, have their congeners here (says “Dagonet” in the “Referee”).

In the Chinese quarters of London, Liverpool, and Cardiff the wives and sweethearts of the Chinaman are English girls. Some of the Ah Sins make excellent husbands. Others are not of the marrying sort, but they are never without their fair admirers.

Some of the opium dens in this country have special accommodation for ladies who are slaves of “the black smoke.”

A year or two ago the Chief Constable of Liverpool drew attention in his report to the difficulty of keeping young girls away from the Oriental boarding-houses and restaurants and cafes.

In one of the most respectable of the Chinese cafes I found that the proprietor had put up a notice, “Ladies Will Not be Served.”
(Luton Times and Advertiser: July 2, 1909)

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