Presbyterian board of publication,
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SI A M AND LAOS.
an early start, and in order to arrive here for the morning market they most probably toil all night.
Most of the Chinese who die here are buried, but some are cremated. The disposition of the body rests altogether with the wife and children
of the deceased. Very many, however, return to their native land, after amassing a good pile of Mexican dollars, to lay their bones in the ancestral burying-ground, where their spirits may be worshiped in turn by their descendants.