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According to Zhang, in the 1930s secret-society members stored opium in empty coffins in the huiguan coffin repository.  TSXZ, 1:12-13. 73 ! of successive tremors, with sounds like the howling of ghosts. In the summer, on the seventh day of the fourth month, there was an earthquake. In the fifth month, outside the north gate, blood flowed from the ground and the earth sprouted hairs. On the eighth day of the sixth month, a woman named Hong gave birth to three sons, one colored deep blue, one white, and one crimson.
1, 172; Hao, Commercial Revolution , 131.  James Cole (Shaohsing , 60) notes the economic importance of salt smuggling for the survival of secret societies, technological innovations which resulted from efficient smugglers' production techniques and, most interestingly, the assumption of Chinese authorities that smugglers could be reintegrated into respectable society. Rowe (Hankow: Commerce and Society , 96-97) describes endemic smuggling and black-marketeering in the salt trade. The culprits were not professional smugglers nor maverick western traders but, rather, the officially licensed salt merchants themselves.
C. Farnham Shipyard. In 1868 they organized the first industrial strike in Shanghai. See Marianne Bastid-Brugière, "Currents of Social Change," in Fairbank, Cambridge History of China , vol. 11, pt. 2, 571. , Shanghai minzu jiqi gongye (Shanghai's national machine industry) (Beijing, 1979), 7, 9, 13, 30, 50-68. The bang system could be highly exploitive. For example, in 1871 a group of laborers went to the International Settlement police to protest mistreatment. Since 1842 they had been under the control of a headman with an official Chinese license to employ the laborers as coolies for foreign labor.