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1HE ONLY CHINESE TRAMP. SUDDEN DEATH OF A DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNER. Hi C bee, the only Chinese tramp in this city, dl sd suddenly yesterday, It is believed, of heart i iscase. He came to this country about 13 yei .r ago and established a laundry and made lenty of money. In a short time be had over 9: .000, and then sent letters to his friends In China advising them to come bare. Hi friend i cam and found that Hi Cheo had not told e en halt the truth. Hi C ec was ambitious, and not being satisfied with i Bcomulating wealth anly by washing, started a gambling house, where his countrymen li st their hard-earned dollars. His business froopered and be opened another gambling Beuse, gave up his laundry business, and becamb a w,U Chinee, dresalsg In silks, smoking gsid etgui-a, and drinking American whisky. He addilred the white man's military uniform, and had one made for himself, which he would wear op gala days. One day, however, misfortune crossed his threahbld in tbe shape of half a dozen policemen. Who raided hla den. oaptured the layout, and arrested and looked him un. The lawvara ho e retained to defend him manaead to ra. lieve im of moat of bla monev. and whan ha la ft pi son he waa comparatively a poor man. xuxlous habits tbat he had acquired be The li could ob oi wvuhi uoi, auanuon. lie continued ke cigars and drink whisky, aad one to am day. tor waking from a debauch, ho found met some one had cnt on" his niirtmii Thi. fort unfe thoroughly dlaheartened him, and from that day be gradually aank aoelallv until ha fiaallyl became a rearular inmn. living on th. cbaritiV of hla countrymen. With this money ho bought whisky. Yesmrday morning he took a bucket of water aad started to walk ap stairs at 12 Pell-atreel. when dropped down aad died Instantly. The body - ras Una to Undertaker Maugbton'a. In MottH tract Tom Lee and other friends of the dead nan will bury him to-day la Evergreen Cemet ary.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 25 Aug 1888, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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