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ItullnnH stile is indulged hardly and friend to tho that speaker allowed tlm in custom h/ivo Amoi I- tlm in do to whon and ' her i n I 40, n. wo and and ho any footmen a narrow hat and i I di-1 j a few and , and , streets a ' a ' pnrioiits j their keep ' r a n d - j CHINESE HALF BREEDS OF NEW TIÂ«o Abn['.-iHnn of the Forolirn ICnoe* by the American I'lioplc. A curious illustration of tho absorption tho foreign rncos by tho American pooplo afforded by tho largo number of Chinese broods in the city of New York a?id its vicinity. At least 100 Celestials bavo Caucasian wives and families, and fully 600 more enjoy tho delights of paternity nnd domoatioity without having undergone any legal ceremony. ceremony. On an ftvnrngo of two children family, which is bolow ruther thnn above exact fnct, there are today over 1,(MK) Chinese Chinese half broods in the great metropolis. Most of them livo in tho Fourth nnd wards. Tlio best known American Mongol Willy Appel, n metropolitan policeman very K'od one. Next to him ore tho chlldrun of Charley Sing, tho Chinese interpreter interpreter nud comniorclal ngo.it, who is now rabid ing in Yonkors; Miguel Atnk, a large cigar manufacturer in Park row, who for a Spaniard from having lived many in Havana; tho two boys of Tom Lee, Chinese deputy sheriff and speculator in Chatham square; tho half dozen offsprings of Chin Tin, caterer and hotel keeper in street, and tho equally numerous pVogeny Jim Baptisto, tho translator aud real estate broker. Tbo half breeds are exceedingly pretty childhood. They inherit from thoir sires blue block hnir, largo brown eyes, (which, li''0 thoir father's, are straight nnd almost never oblique) and tho transparent olive complexion as characteristics of tho Orient. aro quick, bright, peaceful, nnd affectionate. Thoy learn rapidly, and are endowed with tho tenacious Chinese memory. As they grow older they lose tho freshness ond of tho skin, and become more or less nnd bilious looking. Like most hybrid races thoy also lose their energy and ambition. From either heredity or domestic training they are noticeably polito and thoughtful. Their homo education, so far as their pnrents nre concerned, is extremely simple.- simple.- Thoy must bo cleanly nnd bathe at least twice a week; they must be courteous, obedient to thoir parents, and above all loarn to road, write nnd cipher. In religious mutters they nro loft severely nlotie, tho Chinaman being unwilling either to undergo tho trouble of teaching thorn the complex systems of tho Flowery empire, or eke conflict with the ideas of his wife and American friends. He does tench his brood, however, however, that 'vMi'hcnn" religion is "no good," nnd "dammo nonsense," nnd mokes thorn from tho s t n i t agnostics that would Adlor or O. B. Frothmgham to a nicety. WII.I.IAM E. S. FAXES.