National Affairs: Club Cars Only

When the smarter trains of the Chicago & Northwestern and Union Pacific lines moved out of Chicago last week, there was that about them which roused racial comment. Above the tidy uniforms of the club car attendants there shone, not the usual smiling Negro faces, but twinkling Oriental faces, the faces of twelve young Chinamen.

Recalling that a controversy has been raging between the Pullman Co. and the all-Negro union of Pullman porters, newsgatherers made haste to inquire if the twinkling twelve in Chicago were the first recruits of a force of Orientals whom...

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