Presbyterian board of publication,
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SI A M AND LAOS.
Korn-Klow, the present sovereign, being the fifth.
Chinese of wealth often become favorites with the rulers and receive titles of nobility, and these noblemen in return present their daughters to
HOME OF RICH CHINAMAN.
their majesties. Thus we find Chinese blood flowing in the veins of the royal family of Siam.
Although a Chinaman may have left a wife in his native land, that does not prevent his taking as many others as he can support. The first Siamese wife is supreme, and rules the many-