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[216] on schools and colleges on Asiatic rather than American lines. A Mongol has no love of physical science. He suspects a steam-engine, fears a railway-train. In place of botany and chemistry, he teaches his pupils the three thousand ceremonies of politeness. He feels no chivalry towards the fairer sex. He has no care for human life. Where he gains a majority he may restore the use of torture and extend the list of penal crimes. A slave of ritual, he will introduce his book of rites. His magistrates may enforce the wearing of pigtails and the worship of ancestors. Accustomed to slavery, polygamy, and infanticide in their own country, how can Chinese magistrates be hindered from allowing a Yellow brother to buy slaves, to marry several wives, and drown unwelcome babes?

A Californian thinker sees that the Mongol question in America is-Shall European civilization or Asiatic barbarism prevail on the Pacific Slope?

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