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Social life of the Chinese : with some account of their religious, governmental, educational and business customs and opinions, with special but not exclusive reference to Fuhchau . s named from the fre-quent tossing of dice by its members. The number of mem- 148 BUSINESS CUSTOMS. bers is not fixed, varying from five to twenty or more. Sup-pose the sum to be raised is 100,000 cash, and the number ofmembers is ten, each mans share will be 10,000 cash. Sup-pose the time for the payment of the shares is quarterly, therebeing ten payments, it will require two years and a half beforethe business of

Social life of the Chinese : with some account of their religious, governmental, educational and business customs and opinions, with special but not exclusive reference to Fuhchau . s named from the fre-quent tossing of dice by its members. The number of mem- 148 BUSINESS CUSTOMS. bers is not fixed, varying from five to twenty or more. Sup-pose the sum to be raised is 100,000 cash, and the number ofmembers is ten, each mans share will be 10,000 cash. Sup-pose the time for the payment of the shares is quarterly, therebeing ten payments, it will require two years and a half beforethe business of Stock Photo
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2257 x 1107 px | 38.2 x 18.7 cm | 15 x 7.4 inches | 150dpi

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Social life of the Chinese : with some account of their religious, governmental, educational and business customs and opinions, with special but not exclusive reference to Fuhchau . s named from the fre-quent tossing of dice by its members. The number of mem- 148 BUSINESS CUSTOMS. bers is not fixed, varying from five to twenty or more. Sup-pose the sum to be raised is 100,000 cash, and the number ofmembers is ten, each mans share will be 10,000 cash. Sup-pose the time for the payment of the shares is quarterly, therebeing ten payments, it will require two years and a half beforethe business of the club will be perfected. The business is all managed by the head man and his assist-ant, and the meetings of the club are held at the house of theformer, or at the place he appoints. He is at the expense of afeast for the members of the club the first time they meet, itbeing the time when he receives the sum of 100,000 cash, in-cluding the sum which he is supposed also to pay in, thoughreally he does not provide it, but only receives 90,000 from theother members. At this first meeting no dice are thrown, itbeing well understood that the sum is to be taken by the headman.. Obverse. Keverse. OMEN OP GOOD USED BY THE MAN WHO TIIROWS THE DICE. At the next meeting each member brings his 10,000 cash,which is given to the one whp, on casting the dice, gets thehighest number of spots, the head man and his assistant notengaging in the casting of dice, the latter, according to therules generally adopted, taking his 100,000 cash at the thirdmeeting of the club without any appeal to the dice. At the fourth and every subsequent meeting, those whohave not drawn the sum throw the dice according to the rules PARTICULARS CONCERNING THE of the club, to decide who shall take the 100,000 cash. Allwho have previously drawn the sum, excepting the head manand his assistant, at any meeting of the club are expected tocontribute a small sum for the incidental expenses, as paperand refreshments. If a

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