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Excerpt, Buffalo Express, "Wily Tricks," Buffalo, New York, 1904

Excerpt, Buffalo Express, "Wily Tricks," 1904

Excerpt, Buffalo Express, "Wily Tricks," 1904

Erie County Public Library, BE_wily_tricks
 
Document Description
“Wily Tricks Played by John Chinaman and His Smugglers,” Buffalo Express, March 4, 1904. Courtesy of the Erie County Public Library.
 
Questions
1. What points in Ontario, Canada are being used to smuggle Chinese into the U.S.?
2. According to the article, how many Chinese are smuggled into the U.S. each year?
3. According to the article, who is working “in league” with Chinese merchants in Canada and the U.S. to smuggle Chinese into the U.S.?
 

Glossary
Flourishing: Being very successful, booming.
Contraband: Smuggled property, something prohibited by law.
Plying: Working at, keeping busy.
Underground: This refers not to something underneath the ground, but something done in secret, usually against the law.
In league: Working with.
Vigilance: A state of being watchful, alert.
 

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