Date: September 16, 1915
Author: A. E. Stone
Credit: The Chilliwack Progress
To the Editor – It may be interesting to know how much pull a Chinaman has in the neighborhood of Chilliwack. Anyhow a certain Chilliwack rancher has the contract to grade and gravel the Evans road, the Unsworth road, and part of the Sumas road. He started to gravel on Monday of last week, and the same evening he ordered one of the men in the pit to be laid off, stating that he was going to bring his man with him next day. My partner, being a married man, was given the preference. The next morning the contractor arrived with his pet chink. This chink was too take my place and was to be boss of the pit. He was, or is, to be paid by out council to look after the interests of the council, also the welfare of our community, and I guess I will have to go to war to fight for the welfare of the chink. I do not wish to blame our councilmen, but I hope that in future they will be more careful and give contracts to men who will employ white labor on municipal work.
Thanking you for the space,
A. E. Stone,