Harper’s Weekly, March 4, 1882, page 139 (News Briefs)
It is said that the Chinese Six Companies have a monopoly of the laundry business in Montana, and that when Sam Yek recently began washing and ironing on his own account, a notice was posted offering a reward of fifteen hundred dollars to any one who would kill him and his helpers. That is the heathen way of crushing out competition. The American method would have been to buy out Sam Yek’s business, and then water the stock of the whole concern to the extent of double the amount paid to him.

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