PERSONAL AND GENERAL
The funeral of Lee Seung, the "limping Chinaman," who has been a familiar figure on Salem's streets for many years, was held yesterday afternoon. He has been used as a "bogy man" by doting mothers to scare unruly children into obedience and good behavior. One of his countrymen rode ahead of the procession and threw out joss papers--little squares of paper containing Chinese printing -- the design being to notify the "devils" that their presence was not wanted. Other countrymen brought up the rear end of the procession in a wagon filled with good things to deposit on the grave of the dead Chinaman; roast pig, wine and delicacies designed to tickle the palates of the slant-eyed and queued people of the Flowery Kingdom. The Chinese seem more given to this sort of thing that their Christian brethren. They spare the taffy while living and are profligate with the epitaphy after death. The poor, limping, lonesome rag-picker, outcast of his race, would have appreciated some of the good tidings put on his grave had they been bestowed on this side of the margin of the dark river.
Oregon Statesman 27 March 1901