Pierson: John Chinaman is a marvelous discovery. He comes here from a foreign country with generally little or no knowledge of English and no need to be taught any. He works long hours at back breaking labor for less than anyone human and he can be fed for less than the camp dogs. He keeps to himself, doesn't bother white women, is frugal and unless pushed to the edge of death, offers little resistance. He's an almost inexhaustible work supply and the best part of it is when there's a severe economic depression and no one to blame, we can charge him with causing it, burn his home down, cut off his queue, and if its in the interests of the general good, hang him.