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no- ordinary ar- \ I ' | (To be continued.) CHIN FQO'S'CHIN. CHINESE PHILOSOPHER WANTS TO CONVERT US. Also, He "Wants to, Take 5000 Irishmen to China to Free that Country, and will Heciprocate. Chicago, Dec. M.—Wong Chin Poo, who Is credited with being the leader of a party which is gaining- ground in China, and which has for its object the establishment'of a republic in the land of Confucius, delivered an interesting lecture last night at Kimbull hall upon "The Philosophy of.' 'Confucius." ' - • Ti;.o lectiirer, who has been in the Unil.ed States for more than twenty years, has made a careful study of our institutions and national cb.arcteri-sl.ics. He was obliged to leave China in 1S7U as a result of his active participation In an insurrection against the reigning Tartar dynasty,- and upon his arrival In America entered Columbia college, where he , studied for several years, He also spent several years successfully in the .lecture field, but subsequently took up mercantile business. About'two months; ago he became a newspaper man,'establishing in this city ; the Chinese News, which is the only' Chinese paper published in America... To a reporter today. Wong.Chin Foo said: "I. am impelled to point out to the people of Chlca'g-o the beauties of | the Confucian system of philosophy j tllo, under n-hloh the people ol' China have j livpd In linnnin»»ss nnr) 1 rnnnnil Htv fm> I .. lived In happiness and tranquillity for so many centuries. I see so much un- re«t and misery among your people that I cannot refrain from."trying, to point out to your people a system under which these evils do not exist in any- I thing- like such a degree as -here. 3; was expelled from my own country for trying to remedy ,the abuses which existed there, and perhaps you wilt make me go back home again for doing the same work here.- But if I ever .do go back to .China i' want to take 5000 fighting Irishmen with me, and after they have helped'me .to free China, I will guarantee to furnish 50,000 light- Ing Chinamen to help,free Ireland." • In the course of his lecture Wong Chin F"oo slald: • "You have now-studied the Bihle for twenty centuries and' have tried to force the Christian religion down the throats of the so-called heathen nations, oven at the point of the bayonet. Yet your'own people are no-better than tho people of other religions, or than they \vere in the beginning. Confucius teaches that we ;should take care t>f the present li.fe and not go to heaven before we have done our full work here. He teaches that the future life Avill take care of itself If we-"do our whole duty to our-fellowmen here," Chin Foo" th'cn bitterly attacked the-civil service system in (.his country. He declared that civil service only related to minor " positions, while the heads of departments were left undisturbed. ,,." ' On the subject of police prolocLion Mr. Foo said there were cities in China con tailing 250,000 inhabitants in which there was not a policeman. "In Chicago," said he, "there are thousands of them, and yet a man is not safe here in broad daylight." . Wong Chin Foo concludecl the lecture by stating that the•' koynoto of the philosophy of Confucius" is': - '"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.',' , the lu 25o. Korlt, fire* at each CL. A. the- each, and are A. A. • M. AIT. and at each and are

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 15 Dec 1896, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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