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THB TvEPTT.LTC: SUNDAY, FttJlltrA RY 31. 1000.
CHINA'S EMPEROR INTERVIEWED JUST BEFORE HE WAS MURDERED. Ijas
NoteThis letter nrrlvfd on tip of the ex- :
tie "-ctttiic fonh t1 it :' e l-'ii ror ..f ' i i
Lad been iuurJt.it 11, Ih'i imiotl.t - T'
corrcpoiidet't. 1. .' utt'f, a ''J 1 i "
cent reception of dipb m its a- the Court f
Pekht. the last publ'c fr.ttlxi the ill ft t 1
"Soa of Heaviu ' cms to have performed
pectol Obnrscoraer.ee . f The 'it lav !! nut I'c
Peiin. Jan. 11 -1 have i. H'e r ibr f
iJB&).K') of people, 1 Lu wh bin uht m
calls himself Sun of Heaven d M t
of the Eternal Celestial Fi -a. d
little yellow fakir didn t !. , - ne mi. i
By special eiK.J luck, n ' I 'or! i' . s
-were permitted to f. i-t i i wm. s
of the "Forbidd. n '! ' " i' lm 1
uteeped In mist.n sib. a ' tl. n 1
Imagined it t be u it. ' .ii f-
rich and splendid l i i i . '.
my Ronl for It. the p' w tl I "
poor T-alflen cool J up -h i l'k
famous White t:, f i hil. i i
than tint on the b' i.-. . ' l M '
wan til ret) months af.r ' r ur
Tha j onnc Emperor"' ' ' ko-' '
rtamp of an tdle. pun-. 1 --1 ' unt.-1
lstence. bit prison, on r - - - w 'h -'
un J precious materia'- - t' 'lis '
for Its utne9, the i is a" trunihl f
stucco Vila t-r falling ti . wn ! li-
tiumerabie nooslretters . a rvirg . ie
lacquered beams ard v i i- ' t li ll
The enormous army of c -ti s nd I ang-ers-on
remains, but a ' it aiil- a-e
unpaJJ. it's by bribery and v. o -e tl jt t!.t-y
live: and their appetite was rrr be'ler
Tho Sedan chair, in w! h 1 rod f'om
the embassy quarters in t .e v.. oi.J ln 'o
eure" to the palace. co-t nif J7. ..s inn h
o-- i paid to see the ien of Sl.ba at tl e
Metropolitan Optra lloie li New lurk.
.After seeing what I have seen. I prefer
Mr. Grau's product! jn fur all siound sp.en
t!ur. The andlence was set for W o'clocJt. end
half an hour before o r Kuropt-an caravan
began to move tits Ambassadors and Min
isters being carrifd b- eisht, the sui-re-taries
and attar!-fs. Including interpreters
and myselX. by four coolies. All the chair
were hung Tilth official gn-en my own ex
cepted, txhlch had blue curtains of a ehado
that tnlcht be m.ataken for tl e safer color.
As a furtSi.r precaution. I traveled be
twef n the Utrnun and Japamse embassies.
John Clunamar.. lu ho tur so pu'?aitt,
viouldn"t care to t ikt exception to a per
son protected by thtte awMnsplrlnir pow
ers. We -a ere about a hut..red all toid.
and almost evexbody ore uniform of
uonio sort. On sj h occtsioris on."i remot
est connoctltia with an armt.l bodv. . ti
or present, furnishes a "flconi pretext for
donnlnR brass buttons, for "white dti!-'
not o arraed are con'Uered of little con
tequeace by our Oriental brethren.
l'rlnca Jloun?. undo of bis Majesty and
Minister of l'orelgn Affairs, bad line! te
etreeta tliroush nhicb ve passed wltb sol
diers, who. for our bent-flt, placed roanj a
tur.o on tho tmcki of the curious with tht ir
ttout bamboo emes. It i4 a great l-n-provcinent
on tha old method htn tie
llmperor's foreign lltors were the Insalted
Iiariles. They weren't caned, -it course, but
this mob followed thetn hooting and yelh-g
end trying to trip up the carrier".
After jog-trotting alorg tho yellow wall.
Inclosing the imperial domain for a quarter
of an hour, anotf'cr su"pri met 'is a. the
"gate of Jloners," where the master of
ceremony Informel our outrilers that wo
would bo permitted to bring tur chairs In
ndu. ilorn iirogre. noro condescension!
I'onnerly tlio Ambassador bail to pl k
their way across tho p.iriots rourr yard
through tho mud or em Hope i In clouds of
dust. And flnallv c ,re t ha re'it;d
NEW STORIES AND
11V AIJ.ES COtKBEU-
wTtiTTCV foii t;ih Sff.-nxT nrt ji
Although in :n--t ca' f enti-rr-n of undoubted ability. great many public rrn
cf the hour are dlstlnguKhel b crtaln little personalities, and eccentricities, vvhlch
to thoso who know thun a'o lnt.tinetUi.ly cnntited with the respective statesmen.
With scne It is a hobby, wti h is most asIJuoii.l3 cultivated, with a perhaps well
grounded fear that thflr ld-ntily would fade perceptlbl if otherwise. With others
It Is characteristic of the m;n or an unconsciously acquired habit
Ono of the greatest seholars tills country has yet produced Is Senator George I'rls
bie. Hoar of Ma-t-achusetti. -aho te Just now a strikingly prominent figure of national
interest because of his earnest and powerful opposition to imperialism. Of the entira
Senate no one can more cltiin the honor of being the cholar of that body than Mr
Hoar. Ills appearance It suh that he has been frequently aud Irreverently dubbed"
Grandma" Hoar .The Serator's chief, and perhaps onlv, eccentricity Is a sensltlve
r.e?s when his age ord appartnt feebleness ato mentioned. This weakness was very
uptly illustrated s mo tlmu back. In getting on a street car In Washington. As Mr.
Hoar stopped on the rear platform of tho car. tho conductor, noticing his aged ap
pearance, nsslsted him, whereat th- luierable senior Senator from the. old Bay
btate fell into i rage and C3 postulated vigorously at tho audacity of tho conductor
hnd the suqccstlun that he ,'ould not tako caru of himself. Tho nJtt day, much to
tile poor emploji's difpair. Mr. Hoar wrot to the railroad company and demanded his
instant dismissal, v liich reiuest tho company verj promptly granted. All of wblih
fcoca to show that tl o eho!ar of the Senate, although a gentleman of great .md
proven ability. Ins. like all geniuses, his eet entrleitles I might add that the rail
road company very corrmendably took care to set. that the polite and considerate con
dector was provided with an equally gooi position eltvwhere.
One of the most stentorian-voiced members of either house of Congress la Senator
IJndsay of Kentucky, who I alst-an authority on law and the Constitution, an Inimi
table story-teller and a tsplcal Gold Democrat. The Senato has achicvotl tho notoriety
of getting ns noisj as a woman's swlng circio at times. It Is when tho bu7z of
voices rlsf. to the ceiling and everybody Is Irving o talk and engage his neighbor In
conversation at tho sajno time that tho Senator shines conspicuously. When engaged
in a set speech his voice Is compared unto the noise of the Hull of ISalitn, and when
he whispers he mumbles like an earthquake. Then it is said that tho Honorable Will
lam Vincent Allen of Nebraska fairly groins aloud In tho anguish of Jealous t r.vy.
After gazing down affectionately upon his capacious turn-turn, tho weighty senior
Senator from tho Dark a-d Blood v Griund leins bick In his chair, hides both liands
In ids jsickets ami propound his theories In a!lege3 sotto voce to the Senators around
him. Whertin lies thu troutle, however, is that the mellowesj tones of T.lndssv are
louder than tho oidir.ary stentorian cry. and even his whlsper3 caue the desks to
Senator Kjle of South Dakota enjoys the distinction of being the tallest man In
the Senate. Tills big. blonde Western giant Is very fos.l of bov.s, and by some stiang
nlllnlty he likes th- shor'esl p3go in that body. A by no mean:) rare sight Is to te
the Senator lunching with the joungster in the fcenate restaurant. With Mr. Kvle
Hated at or.e side of the table anl the page on tho other, tho contrast is like Gulliver
and the Lilliputian. What is Just now an apparently lnsolub'c mvstery to polltieians
Is whether the Senator is more a Itepublican than a D-mucrat. Many profess to say
Le claims to be an Indepencent. whatever that may be.
Reprcsentatlvc-at-Ttargo Tilusha A. Grow of I'ennsjlvanla is Hie netor of the
House and also tho oldest member of that at times frisky body. He Is almost an
octogenarian orator and llrft began to like an aetlvo purt in politics in JS), v.Iku
be was elected to Congress. n0 is in his seventy seventh jear When he llrst aw
the light of day in tho "Xiitmeg State" the Ixiuisian.i Purchase, the centenniti of
which is to bo so m-ignifu ently celebrated In St. Louis in V.'V. had been an event of
only twenty-three years' staiding. The United States was a struggling Kepubllo and
Thomas Jefferson, tro founder of tho Demcratic party, was still alive. Mr Grow
who was onco Speaker of -he Hous,, and. although almost So. stood in tl.e'llall of
Itepreser.tatives a few davs ago and delivered a s-pte,-li of nearlj an hours duration
In a ino.t vigorous and ditiiuily Itepublloan tjle. He is a macnlllcent specimen of
well-preservej n'anhot-1; Lis bill form retail's a soldierly crectness; his voire shows
no trace of the ftebleness which usually accompanies old age. and his ejes are eiear
and bright. During tue course of bis rocmt speech h.s auditors were f-w and far
between. While it would ha-.e been a most dlitnified and approptiato tiling for his
fellow members to have listened to his utterances with grave and reverent attention
they did nothing of the srt. Iw'Mil, they strolled arour.J. chatted, smoked. iinishetV
snd many went out to luieh. Evidently Uncle GaiushaV oratorical ability has t'e!
teriorated under tha long Republican servico or his fellow Herrestn:ativc3 do not appre
ciate a good s;eech.
The nio.st inveterate tobacco masticator In the Fenate is General EimunJ W.rna
Tettus of Alabama, whose s;at Is In tl.o f imous "frnn' row" of the chamber, dire. iy
left to that of Senator Cock-el', anl who Is altogether a most intert sung and ui iiue
character. Tco Seaator. an old fasl'len-d S uihera pentlemin ard a vtttran nT both
tho Mexican anl Civil ran. has acquired the title of the 'Confucius" tf tho Stri
ate. A lawyer, shrewd and sage, he is over readj and willing to administer wldem
born of 03.peri-r.co and good-sized chunks o' hard common "boss" sense to his more
vouthful colleagues. At almoit hII hours of tno dv tho General cjn be sten wit'i
ctispllor by Lis siJo. c'.iewiLp cor.tetnetj'y on a good sized quil of Alabama tobacco It
r....v ... nii- .u ucie'-i.jt- i iiau.uvii -
mi no i;hio seen vuno.it n isvo-uo piece ci coal eld plug-cut In his mou'b Io.n
In old Alabama t-e u.uivcs ted Wvi.dcrfu' t.Ies alwut the Serator s dea.lh m,-ks
raarihip. wh.ch he ue.1 with - . li gc i efect In the two war? jlv-n to-'ivtWr.i
I'cttus declarct he can sii.l sorr the i ve opt cf a j.u'rrel in tha talle-1 treet in It
bottoms and drop the wary jua.l on tite w.-g l
fc11 fcSiWW trt I &mtr.-Z- .: -!-.-iJtj .. r1-U, .-,.., , , H.... f T ..;,' from - varnlsre! our too-s ai.J
In tie "Ha I o I itrrat'ir 1r--il of '.be
Emporl'im of P ibj -ted Nations "
T''. re ' rui the .1 tp m'erpreur. point
ing to s tmt bia k -ei.ts In the oen. r of o
ard. "tl . - w it re we had to .ia!t "he
boy Kniperor s -we.t pl.a-are in pat ears,
and he I., pt lis out in the c.ild fo' hour-,
sunutiims. while half the palace oBlclab
and otiwr loafers cans to look at ns "
This time a waiting-room had been st
aalle for Tsalfien putstH-a tumble-down
ruin It turned out to be. but a It was
beat- I 'lid caritet ! wedidi.'t trouble about
tht gips in tie s.t -e decorations, tha
inotl -eaten wall-hangings and the viorm
p.u.k. J p.llais As far as I Could see. all
the buildings within tho Incisure of tho
yelVw wall" are in the same dilapidated
lining t U'rrrk ninl Uiiln.
The rcsonre.s of th Imperial Ireisary
are evident l m equal to the task of maintaining-
-his. stjptndous enahitsi ncr.' dat
ing from a prtiud of omnipotence . i d con
quest on a re-pectable scale nowa ti"s.
And small wonder. Tsalfien has to pay
appanages to no Ies than e.OW imp. rial
irinces. tho population of his bar-m Is Iw-
tween 3 Sue and 4.0CO. and on bis pav roll arj
SCt; t-unu.'h. while to cap the t Umax, the
greater par' of his income Is swallowed up
by the Dor ager Empress, one of tbf most
rapa ious n men that ever breathed.
The palace buildings being only one-story
high are -.ot imposing at best, especially as
they are dwarfed by the surroundi.ig nail
rising to on eninenee of forty feet with
proj- t-Uig towers, erltablo sk-serapcrrt In
tho ees of the iTilnese, for some of them
havo nine stories, all pierced by numerous
portholes for old-fashioned cannon. Tha
wall Is twenty-five feet thick at tho ba?e
and twelve on top. but broadens into tlfty
feet of solid masonry all through in the
plact s where the four gates a-e located It
is cetatcd throughout with bright, glassy
t uiu i-naie ma; in eneraDit S n.itur was
iv.ie&ri e -'43 nixyMy-fffci72fM x4mm!MU Kiiim-imm I
IMPERIAL. WALL- mtK Wffl'f W&il ' R
L -? jiizr.Ji
I.alJSI I I . ! 'P'
i-i-i- h- :: m-i- : :-i-w -h -m -t : . -J :- :-h h-i- h-m-h-i -m-h-;-m h-:- :-j i -t -i -s : k w-m-h-i-w-s- i-h h-h-
Eugene Wolf, Correspondent and Explorer, Describes the Court of Pekin J
t as It Is The Great Palace Going to "Wreck and Ruin.
t Our Old Friend Li, on the Reception Committee, Talks of America.
i Saved His Yellow Jacket by Strategy.
d-f :-MM-M-:l -X -I-W -1-! -M-J-HW-IHH' J I-H -J-H -HJ-I"H--M-IH1"H-
tiles of vellow hue. tho color of the reign
Bvcrythtng in and about tho "forbidden
CH" is curon. brick", niarblet, woods,
sh'ncler. pavement, lloo-. lunKings, Rlass,
wagons ornaments furniture two square
miles of It jet If a tubject nf the ton of
Heaven was caucht sporting .1 ircn
:it-ktlt or handkerchief, or book, or. In
deed, ptrmltted hin-lf to eat an orange
or a piece of pumpkin plo he would be made
a head shorter at once 'for assuming an
Imperial prerogative" The "Knights of
tho Vellow Jarkrf alone are oempt
As we crossed tho outer court which is as
bli; as Mail! -in Squire the paia guard
st ntl at n'tiiiMun 1 t'ic tght the mtn
poorly dressed They ha J neither guns nor
"Mrjbe they pawn:d their weapons to set
f A STREET IIf l X
food." F-icered tho Mikado's Interpreter,
f n tho farther slle of tho wnitirg anl ie
cention halls rl-s a t-econd towering wa'l.
Intended to hide his Majesty's own quar
tirs and th-so of h's women. Ho Is tho
only mm who may enter there.
N'o outsiders eves have ever pep.efaletl
Into tie mvsterles and ctlme3 of that
Jealou'lv guarded abode. Thtro Tsalfltn
murdered the le'autiful Vo-ho-na-la. his
first wife, whom be married at the n.je of
IT tiler" prhtoners of state, previously muti
lated, undergo xqulstte tortures for the
amusement of the oung autocrat anl his
court of debased females There, too. Is a
vast building Titled out with all imaginable
accessories. Instruments and books v here
tho Son of Heaven is supposed to occupy
his mind with profound studj "Hall of Im
urovement" thej call It. and tnclish is sail
to be the Emperor's favorite branch of in
struc'Icn After sundown no male ier.son exctpt
TsJiit ien muni be found within th tntire
t.rec!nct of the i.tlaie on lain of lr.stant
At the foot of the Inner Inclosnre we ob
served a Sedan chair of mtrveloiis thouKh
somewhat faded iteailty. which tnu.st havi
been a nio"t leifect 'jmphe.ny in eliow"
Imaginab.e lien new. Tiie grote-quely
curved woodwork was heavily gilded, the
hangings were of irold embrnlderd brocade,
the UmnKS of plain llk as thli k as jur
Iit'Io linger Of course It was the Em
peror's own chair and Its presence showed
t' at h " .! g no to the iiudknee chamber
uliead cf us. ! 'it that cidn't prevent his
Majestv's ofllcIaU from imitosiug upon us
the fiillro Kiimiit of a ceremonious wcl
ct me. Kirs' we had to give the outer man
i it u tit enlt r gr.icH of numberless ser
vants, who took ove-rcoats and canes away
our clothes When t.'.at briade t s.l :'i.
drawn another marched in w'.u car'iei on
golden travs cariwii-ly jshape ' s
of tho Mloht esqjlsite desicus. TI : 1 ol
served aum'.n that tltere U china a:.J i.i ..t'
flic 'leu l Vert lliul.
Ths ba. howevtsr, didn't cone -p ' e
standard of th porcelain. wh!h :.t .-is.v ,
e:ilis'h epki!ni-J. The utiklals aid -rv-
ants can s ibstit i-e a cheap br-.nl to. t a '
tea Intendted for visitors, wnde to fr . tl n
cups W' uld be b delde. fur tb-se a-e i I'uw.
His Majtst aibo pre-tenteJ u r. li .i- ,
ettei; b) the handful, lil.y .-ole-i i aU tof
fln nails they Were. Willi goll tip. a lot of
bleroi: pbit s ard beau'tful of arurra lie
b. runts, though, brouaht n- lights, pr '
ably hoping tliat we would leave tue t'gir- ,
ettes for them to smoke. Aa I iud a f t -'i j
bux of wai tu.tehes with me I spoI-d tv .r j
little game and got a vote of ihai.ns lr u
alt the evcellenees and honora At Tue
Amba-SMtiiur from Japan furgave ne ev-u
when I f.tup"! on bis sublime t
The m-a. pat u on very good tern.s
wl'h ourselves, and a little later we tn
ered the "Hall fur th cultivation f the
btir: anl the er.uobiemnt of thj : ai.J"
hat Wat all the ti'ie It eO-ld boa-' oil.
ai.u there met the members of the -Nei ko
tt'alilne'J. drtssed In their best
ti-itin tin- rntiiiit-:.
You never saw sieh robes, such a pro
fin on of yellow Jackets and peac k feath
ers Especially toraeou were. Uie iTliices
of thu ilr&l class, Ch!u- and Kou-.g. the
Emperor's uncles. The French Arnoasa.
djr. who tttiows. assured me that the si k
brocade of Koung'a ka'tan a' one was
worth li.t'i frai. -s This digcitarv ha two
silk nbb.ns hanging down his ba k. eicn
adrn-d with three er.orni.tun stur.es cut In
singular fashion and with sn-r iiTeet.
The frocks of some of the other M'lii-'eis
were edged wtih rare fur. the teps of tli-ir
caps blazed with diamonds, emeralds and
rubles, and I o ;:lma doiina ever wore n
flner string of Jarlj than our old friend
1.1 Hu.ng Chang, wuomo face brilth'ened
when 1 reminded him of san Francis. o,
whe'u wo met In ISM
Our Old I'rleml I 1.
I.I still bears himself erect, and his smaK,
gre-nUh ev-s relleeted pnde and sor. asm
lie looked down upon the tlplu:nals. ejeh
it whom Le has hoodwii.k. d at oi.e tune or
another I Co ild never tjiilte understand
whv 1J should be dubbed a. great man. if It
itn't for Ihe fart that he miuages to
weather every storm alwavs bobbing :p
eerttnely when he is suppo--d to have fallen
the lowet This Is a new story about him:
Soma little, time ago the Dowager Km
presVs favorite eunuch omitted the formalin-
of paving li to the "klttv" a bribe of
T-oOv taels given him fyr securing a e rtain
mandarin oltice Nafjraliy Ms cheat. J col
leigues were offended, wala!d and cap
tured him and made hinx dlssorgo the vaiu
ubles lie had on his person. Then they
startetl in to Hi him alive In the dungeon
where ha wa.s kept prl-jner. The qjicker
he gave In and the more he gave up t!:j
li.oro of h's skin ho could gave, the said.
Mood the Flu) lug- Well.
Well, tho eunuoli vta u tongh custom?
and endured tha torture fo- three dais and
as many Lights, truttiu; that his Imperial
mistress would hunt hira up and deliver
him. And her Majesty wasn't slow in real
izing his hopes Wjcn ler faionte had
Len gone two days, she sent f jf the chiei
ennuch ojj-J the presldont of police, d-clar-ing
that she would have their heads unless
tha missing ore wa.s back lu the palace
within, txenty-four hours of conne, in
the end, they weakened, anl tae gallant re
turned before time was up, not with a who'e
skin thoush. After je had told bis story
the Empresj seized tho chief's bocks tnd
had Ulm caned to death. The books wers
found to contain the names of all bribe
takers and bribe-givers near the throno. to
gether with tho prlca they sit tipon their
Influence. El was among the costliest us
well as the most persistent of tinners, ht
he saved bis vellow Jacket Just tho sama.
Prtnco Koune. w!u Is a very sick man
seemed Uki pleused with himself than 1.1
but his affability and his desire to please
won a pronounced, the other mtnUterlal
llfrhts following the dlsllnsulaiteJ Tamp:c
as a matter of course
The exchange of courtealts being over, a
procession was formed urder many n'lalnt
ceremonies. Ilia chief dlt:nl'arles of th
Empire marched ahead, wo white tievllj
coming after In the order of our repe0tlvo
rank. A mere reporter llk-j mjbclt ought
to liave been the lost In line, but cood
luck placed mo onco mora between ejer
many and Jararu
Our way led between row of privy coun
cilors, secretaries., aichersj without bo
ana eoiuiers wunou; armi, ail or wttoni
(troveie.1 in tne uut as we pos-ed a futi"y
spectacle but not without significance, e
irg that in former tlmea the diplomats had
to run with the stream, down on th. Ir
roisiesiy w uroce over tha carners-
ST. LOUIS STORIES
WHITTEJf 1-XP. T1IK "L'VOAT KEPITBI.IO
The greatest pianist of the age is a very tnodeot man. He never talks of
hlniielf as a musician, but Indulges In all such small talk k makes a, visit with
liltn Intensely agreeable and Interesting. When he was here last, some live
vears ai;o, Mr. Elding and h got on the subject of ItofeenthaL
"I'aderowsUl was most flatteritii; and generous in his praise ot bis great
rival." said Mr Ehling to some friends recently "Ho t-.ld mo that lloseaithal
bed wonderfully improved, and tlu.t one vrould hardly recognioc- in him the same
plajer of a few ears ago.
"I repealed I'aderewski's praise to Ur. ICosenthtl on hU laat visit here, and
he wmh intenely pleased, and could liardly believe it to be true that euch a
formidable rival should Lave spoken In such warm terms of praise of the only
man who cuts anv figure beside, htm ax a plain, virtues,).
Paderewjkl is a Generous man besides. He makes bis mor.y fly, and
toward his fiiond is liberality Itself. During bis last viit to that city, Mr.
Ehling Invited Iilm to a dinner at 1'austV A few friends r the two gentle
men were asked to Join them, and the repast lasttd well Into the small hours of
the morning. Finally. Mr. Ehling sough: the ollee and askrd for his check to
settle tho bills. It bad alre-idy been jiaid bv Mr Paderewskt's private secre
tary Mr. Ehling came back and gently clildetl Pudrrewskl for having deprived
hlrn of tho plensuro of being his host, and turning th tables on him.
"Ehling," replied the eminent trilst. "di n't get argry at n.e. You know you
have to work a good deal harder fcr jour ri.-rrj C in I do f r mint."
The remark was made with eo niuchsj.ac . - arl good will that Mr. Ehling
could enly accept It in the spirit In wh: h U w 3 givn, for there was abso
lutely nothing but kindness mc nt en tha part cf Padercivshl.
hair mats, thero was r.ot m..: - r jt a word
was sp.ktr.. if we had . e -t "'a
daiice with the rope m.. i is er via
to'lJii't bare been u,.o ... i . a - f--uercai.
lleftirt tlif lltrttne.
Kow r. few step, u. 1 .t . 1 en tha
thresh tkl o the "Hall of I . . t w.'h
its J. 3' Ing ou'er walla a: i . ru f I in 1
cut of tJun.b I t-t It ; f . , a - il
ears o' i of Heaven Wor . . s uie i".
da 1" as the thro! e- r. : .a .ge-.
Bfe-. : oar backs al'tn i.'c
IS.. 'it li i-j-r ti . ' Ii
af-. I i' r.l-d lu ..r.d dr-n .' t i-po--
- mall platform W. e.o 'it . a st
r. by i bet.ieiri t M I. . - 1 r a.
whi. I . r d as ' niaje of s'.or.e d.-il w a
mar., jrej Mlks. Their e m v.- j i.o
ball-, ef glas. Mj friend t. e lute-i "T
aid Co was cam d Sa; tj ',o . . was
Id n. : ' am. ard, I d.i.e ta. x daycare
1M!- e was t ove-ed w " i I a 1 r u I
te -e-i i i by Cie narro u s. tT ree ii
fioi. . o- e t tuli sil'. Vove was a
bi.ia i of ve low tlU - lj the-i
tllres . .er a ,'.e co .r-s ' l.reat Itr.ta.a.
Ai.s:: i h d Kt-. . Tl t m w is st ..t n t.i.
j 1,'e .li p. j in vHu.t in fro'.t fcf the mld-ie
I rt.iir. ! il ou St reted the r. n m. a bhcvry
c 1 1 . r- I
lel of S!
Ilia a e
St. I es .
A-, t'w !
the Oil -
lit re ..
t ol 1 .. -
ti.e sttpt'- u.a u s . a:i. f.jr-it.-
l,x roi.' 4 .. g tlo great
lit tri.iri.it ai was
a Slid qjolti- Iti liC.i-S
i.ot in e-.'.dr ......
ror S.U be' i, J ii j ta oinr
: t of L.s be-y was vis. j. and
much ef thtt. 1'j ssj.d to le
but I., ks Uke -i i jr ;. weni
as s-a ZZ. H , ja r. 1 'acket
no.-1-.er in oiir s I te
fqrileu, a Tstlens
-. has a s'.ri.ia,i ',os h s ere
wi'li i.I heal'r. 1 .i, i je- WE ...,
' iv ' jears o 1 w. e a. rourd lia:
.. t-ioiid a.gretie. a d t icr wa3 an
t naklr.g hu narrow, i.ovr etc t;
arg. r bj n ovtraLuadar.ee of em-
l'-'i. mi si d gold la. e ti at made h,m 1 eU
.iee a t.e king cf opera bouffo.
.t l.lkr. His I'oriraiK.
T! Kn ;.e'or is roJud-sl oa.ui-ea. his face
""' '-! diurtii. Ho ducDL't rts.'-milo his
portraits t uh u. ,.. t,,., , h
'. i t lj e. l.vea.1 Le- r.r... m . . .
pbiue for i
e OCc-lSioK. In tha il, rs rf I.
k.n. Shangtul and other Or c: 'al towns I
h.ie often i c.i ett-s !o irei ur d
TIm. En-peior gave 1.1., v.-.tu.s fat one
furt.ve -Ian e. lu bowe I Js: the tiniest
bit in itotite i our belat ition: thoa ho
let .-.Is b. ad h-rg down or. h. breast anj
half dosed h. iej I U.ievo be tried to- '
stall, too. Lut It was a sed, hardly per-,
ceptitlo siane, like that of a spoiled child.
At ti la at .mpt I observed from his hollow
cheeks that a great many of bis tee'h an
gone I'ovr rr an. het can't replace thera. It
would be asaiuat ethjuotte.
The tR-p.mr's face Is nel'he- s-mpa
thetic tor the otpomte. I should call it ln
dlffeicr. . i-iersible. unconcerned, scared.
It Jksu : contain a elnglo feature denou
!i g lutein,.! t Interest ill any living thing.
It diJn't oiei. fetrike ni0 haughty, oaly
s c 'd and for.al
Taking him all in all, the Emperor locks
like a man who. despite his youth, has
d-parted leal. u. tire life, like a dgenerat
without c-apaei.t and withe .t c-mcern.
whoie solo happiiiess couiis's In letting
1 s'.oOd but three paces from him, and waa
all ere, as jou may Inutgiue. On his part,
the Emperor didn't beeni to see any of us)
or auytning that was go'r.;: on; If we had
stood on our heads, ho tnisrht havo paid!
some attention to u. but white devils walk
tiig like ms own people pshaw!
Tor several tr.inutes the assemblage re
Uiained absolutelr qu'et, then the spokesa
rn tn of te Diplomatic Corps read, an ad
cross In English, a copy of which was la
Prince Koung's bands. The reading being
over, Koung crawled up one of the aisles.
his ejes seeking the floor, his lack bent
like a half opened penknife. On reaching:
the Emperor's left side, ho threw himself
on tae ground ar.d knocked his old head
r.tno times en the carpet. He read to his
Majesty a translation of the speech la
Mai.seiia and the drled-up ;c!low fake
whl-pcred two or three words In replyt
whi-h Koung reieated In Ciuneie, address
ing tho Ii-staiari Arabas.aJor. Tho latter"
Interpreter trauslated tl.3 faience Into)
bwd French, whoreuion we all bowed and
mad oar exit without further ceremony,
walklnr backwards toward tho door, for
it dea'h to slioiy yo ar back to the Em
ut i .i of Cb'na
At I am uot used to euch crablike move-m-uts,
1 stepped aiain on Japan, but with
out ii.tcrrup'li g cor friendly relations, I
ata ba;ry l- say.
Ithe-u rirt They 3Ie-
Ah. tiUibl rnceoilr
'! t'.r Wn rlist w n .1:
liy f.iid, vtuon n.-t I uw yoo,
I nvr iliail tirstW
He- eh6k wer rti "nttn MoU,
lltr (Iu-m &r i'lit t! Hour;
ft n wi-s thirty in.
Aud a ias tueiity-roar.
O'c b was ta'l arJ haaJ..m,
Who '.od t-fer Ler thrr
And p I'l call, d h'm tlmr,
Ai.i t w cruud aci fur.
Tie d' that nut I 'iw jon.'
11 ai.t, it I-- "was ba
yu ww a HlUa malti.a,
A eUld ot nice er tea."
Atid j-a. ttcj thn.' e aa-eie4,
Haw ln n'tltilrg tan.)
JYoui ocean urto ocean
es ;eerl Lco your car-"
Ft locktd c rrreetl t tlm,
lie- if son ro4 anl fell;
V-d wfiit." fho a. Lis miS you
Jteciiuter n. a wUt"
! pen-.s o me," he sr.fwsrrt.
As If twr yetcrday
51 ie. i !Tctlon cf it
Cn ceitr pass awty.
tn'i Tn a la-JcrMr.f calilin.
All irnc-ent of car:
7 baa'se- -was r-'h.I.eJ.
And ca wer shdlr-g there,
Ths thrll I kal will ever ''
II :t ire's Is stnjiped ant shook
A fi w liiei th agrc;
Jail crjLed tla flth a look.
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