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rilT) KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUNDAY, MATtCII 31, 1895.
bTOllll.t AMI llltsutl AIIOUT mm MI.N
ISI'llltS AMI CO.N.Mtll.S.
Tin- MlnUter In t'nrt-.t-Ir. II. N. Allen nml
ltitir He Mini llii' I.lfi" ilf I'rluce
Mill Nunc Hi -Anirtlnin lUnrtilH
In Ctinn-1 bourn Khwit Shut
HIT I lif l'aliiii- l.lislits,
(c!orrlEhlJ. W. by l-Vntik CI. Carpenter.)
The present nr li im rt.ipl the Im
in.rt.ince of our mission to Con-, That
country ttnm im in nlll I the WedRe
between Jarn, Chlti mil tttifin. nml our
tniiiiner there mil be uti impririinil chat
ncir. Tlr-re l ft lorn? Artterli'an colony
now in .coul. The .merlcin nr iKilntf
int of the mlloii WOIK rtf Jtw country,
mil ihrc n a uumlier of American of-fk-luH
connected with the ftovi-mtnent. The
elllliat la a Ko.nl one. .itnl the plttoo la by
no means ao mark na It hn been ln 1 1 t J .
You tMivmbfr whnt tlf.crnl luliinman,
tif late American mlniator to Alain, said
rbotit It. Up wan nskt.l wlwther he ulsheil
ft r.Hippolnlci.nt to Hlntn. or whether he
uouhl not riefr lo (to to Corea. He re-
'Yt'l were told that I rmi no to Slam or
to Ilfulcs, I wiuilil. I suppose, nnxwer thut
1 would to Plain; hut if the rotnmnnil
tns thai I must no lit Had or I'orca, I
Certainly woul.l not choose forca."
Ah Alnll' kott !.
rleneral Ilalileman hud evidently not len
to Corea. Tin- tnlttlsicr thre h.ia a much
Letter position than mir mtnlsu-r tit Hang
kok. lie hait Iwtter quarter, anil ("orou I
oiw of the few countries) In which l'ncle
Miln owns hie own house, The klni(, I
tlilnlf, ilonaleil the html, awl thi home of
the Alnerli'iin lnlniilf in a commodious,
cine-story liulldlnir. rmerltiK i onsiiU-rnlile
crounil, and dect.lt.dly i'omrnrtnti. thmiKh
1 wan toM that II win sllisl!tl iinhiulih.
iin.l that th" n Ti'lurj of the liji.ili.ir. who
Iiiul laxt livid In I! lm pc.irly died of
fixer In lonwpieni e. Thin Is tiothinit,
ilnfr7rP "Sr gToErim Ml' JHr&f IT
AMKUICAN Li:C.ATIi)., TOKYO.
VnAfs fnr n nrt ml tV n illfilnmnf nt tr '
lltin' m iui vvn-'i - iiiiiviiiui,, -; w I
which witnos the number of consuls who I
ille every nilniinisirniion ni vera i.ruz
from yellow ft-ti. and the otheie who are
taken on by mlasuil In other countries of
the world. A few repairs would tiiifke the
legation liulldlnK all rit-ht, and our minis
ter has sntiH'thtnf- like live acres Iniilde the
brick walls which surround his home. He
Jinx another one-story, building; which
forms hi olllce. The kixiB has- Riven him
it guard of j-oldlers. and he has live times
ns many servants a he ever had in
America. When he rock about the city he
Js "toted" aluns In a eilan chair by four
men, and his olllclals stand at the (-ate
nt)il are uady lo open it whenever he
omes Into 111 yard. The place pays $7.r00
a year, ami this on a (diver basis is eiiunl
to Jl.'.uoo. There it. a readitii? room which
Js kept up by the mlcslonarie.s ami other
forelcners, within u stone's throw of the
leiratlon, where American and' KuKllsh
periodical and newspapers come every
month, and it llule further up the same
btrect there it a cluli house, where one can,
HON". J. I!. SIM.. lllNISTr.il TO ronfiA.
if he will. c i ,i Yinnoiith or a Manhattan
ocktall, and can amuse lilniM'lf with bil
liards In company with players from a
(..izcn different parts of the world.
Minister ,1. II. Mil.
I think our minister spends the sxealer
put of his time in the rcadlm; room. The
f.u i is, 1 never saw him in the club, and 1
,.,ii.'t know that he ftojuenis it. He Is
mure of a student than a club man, and
bt life ha been upent In teaching school.
II" la now a, and he was burn near Uuf
f tin. His father died when he wait n, and
i"' had to look out fur himself. He sot an
ciuoitinn, and in some way dilfted to
Mn hli-an. He wat. for a time the superin
t. iideni of the Detroit schools, and then
loi ten yean was the head of a female
, miliary. Kor fiome yenra he wo con
r.e, ie,i with the University of XIIthlBan,
mi. I he went rrfcli from n'hool work to
i nea. IHirltiB hi youth he had ilistln
KiiKhert himself s a furmer, being the
. ii.iinpioii raker and binder of the nelch
t.urhoad. in whuh h" llei. and when he
imii uppolntid a milliliter to Corea, he
uiicliided that he would bem-ilt the coun.
' iy by improving lie stock. He bouuhf a
I ,11 and M-vciui cows In California, and
I., ik them over with him on the steamer.
I don't know whethfi- he oxnected them
tu so along as it part of hh personal cu'ects
tin I was tol't at Yokiiii.tnin, Jajiau, that
vi, a he arru.il the t,umkhip company
ii irsed him Jstm for extra hacrtraKc. At
niiy rale, hi look hi.- cattle to Corea, and
w.i i.urprlM"l tu mid there a better arade
..t ne.er in. in uiai win' n ne nan t-ameit
oii-r iI.kiii mib "f -i.i. He Is rewarded,
lioxur, b b.nlni; K,o,l milk and butter,
THOMAS W. I'OWKn. THH KINO'S
thnuzh in ease he remains in the country.
not moie tlMit three eai, the t'Xtr.i'ban
liase bill will make his coll'en cost from
this Item alone about SI a, iu. 1 was In
ijeoul at the lime Mr. 3111 anlve.1, und 1
called at the legation only a tew- houts
nfifi-ward. An absolutely naked (,'orean
boy was (.wlntilni on the uute. and I louml
tlii. house tinned upaide dowu with the
iii.nlster'e el'fei is. lJurliiK my stay the
minister was presented to the kliiit. hlb
majesty ttlvlns- me the honor of an audi
ence the same day. .Mr Sill made a very
good Impiesslun, und his mulesty told him
tflal tie was flail lii jiri-siiiciii. uuit sent
such a dlstlneulshed scholar to represent
him In Corea. The kini; spoke ut this time
III thu hiKhem: teim.s of IJr. II. S. Allen, the
secretury of the I-y.itlon, who had at i. d
as minister 111111111,' the interim, and who.
by the wax, ha- done more for mn a
and Ami-ilcan Interests in Corea titan an
Dr. Allen is to-day the most powerful
foreigner In the country. He is a modest,
tetltlnK yonmt timn of nhfttit 40 year of
ae, who win suit mil to Alrt na a mis
slennry !oi tor, ami who. after epcndlns a
short time in China, went to t'nrea. At
thl time the mlslinnHei wete helil In low
eaioem bv the Coreanc, anil they .were
tvnrttlnit hntd 1o t a foothoM. Aliout
twelve or Ihlrleett )eatn nno n (treat re.
IMI'on oi'eiirreil. In which Kim Ok Kltm
ami otheta elwl the htna, an.l in which
the eananlrntnrr nearly hlllea one of the
klliK'a famlly.l'ilme Jllti Vonir Ik. He, wan
almost iiil to plerea with awnnla, nml lila
llfr wan ilotttlreil of, whn lr. Allen was
called in. lie appreciated th alttiatlon.
II" ktiew that he Would he rliarpi-il Willi
kllllnu the prince If lie failed to riirn hlnj
and that th iirlnee'a ehaneea of life and
death hnn upon u hale. I)r, Allen, hoiy.
ever, concluded In rlk It oil his own aklll
ntitl I'l-lm-e Mm Voiik lk'a vitality. lie
reneil up hln trnumla and nureed him for
daya. Inch hv Inrh and atom liv atom he
drew the prince away from th Krjf.
and finally made him n will man. Thin
Kava Dr. Allen a nfeat n-putatMn tlmniRlf
mt the whole land. He wnt callml Into
pieeerllie Tor the l.'drean linhlef, anil illir
In the jents of Ilia inlloli In fmeiv he
in tunllv tinned Into the tnleeloii fundi
oxer r,.ono ii enr which lie (rot from hlK
nuttlilt! practice. The klnR and ipueii took
hl lulvice on many matter or foielmi
policy, and when they ent theli embassy
to Vii"hlnKion. he wenl alone n their
conlldentlal fon-Uu adviser. He stayed
with thitu Tor same time In Nnshliiuloii,
winnlhK frlend eMTywheie, nml iifter
ward went back In 1'oie.t as our seeretiiry
of leRMtloii To-day wlien any m.iller of
Itilcnst to fori iKtiers I to be carried
Ihioiitch In t'orea fir. Allen is nlnitjs ap
pealed to. Throutrh him the mlssloimili's
linve fouhd access to the best elnea of
the coutitrv, and their wink Is tint con
lined to Hie coolies, us It Is lo n larse ex
tent In i 'htnu. I'r. Alb n has not been
iimneeted with the missions In any olllqliil
wav fol enrs. and his wot I: has been
pracllcnl nml diplomatic rather than re
ligious, lie is a man or lilth education, n
born diplomat ami thoroughly etllelent In
eveiy resppi l.
Our Aiiicl'ictiu licnet-ills In Corca,
There nrf a number of Americans con
nect, d with the I'ore.in Koverninent. den
. nil I'lnrei., ' (it. utiK.iiue is the roreiun
.1 -i r :n :lie kinc. nml hl majesty con-mi'-s
htm .in nil m.i't.ri of fnreltrn policy.
His salnrj . I In 'i. . about JIS.COO n year,
and he has a mafrnlllcent establishment,
with numerous servnnts. He spends a
Blent deal of time In the palace, and he is
conmcteil with many of the modern re
forms. Not Ioiik iiro the king pave him
a rank, and 1 believe he has now the riKht
to wear a Hold button under his ear. Mo
Is a California man, who was at one time
owner of the I.Mimincr, and who went to
Japan t-onie years ai;o as conMil general
to Yokohama. He Is a line lawyer, it man
of ttooil education, and one of the best
storj tellers in public life, fleneral Wil
liam McR Dye, who went over to Corea to
reorganize the at my some years iiro, is
still In the service of the kliiB. He took
part In the late war In this country, and
then went to I-.ttypt, where he served witli
Bie.it distinction in the aimy of the khe
dive. He has now been in Corea about
elBht years, and durlm; that lime ills beard
and hair have become ns white as snow.
Another Ameilcan connected with the
army Is Colonel 1'. ,f. II. Nletiuteuil, who
aided In drilling: the troops, and who is
now- at the head of the king's imperial
school. He Is (i bright fellow, and like
the other Americans who are connected
with his majesty, seems to be willing to
watt for his salary without very much
fuss about its non-payment. 1 suppose
this matter has been changed now and
ihe foreign loan which the king hius made,
or Is trying to make, will enable nil of
the ofllclal salary debts 10 be promptly
paid. When I was In Corea, however, the
king owed the American olllclals about
JiJUiOJ, ami nearly every foreigner In his
service was from one month to a year be
hindhand. lie ItluuVil Hie King.
The only Ameilcan who was pnid up
promptly at this time was the king's elec
trician, Air. Thomas W. Power, ,1, young
Washington man, who was just about
completing the puitlng of an electric light
plant into the palace. His majesty is
very much afraid of assassination. He has
two great palace citleR, each of which con
tains between live liundr. d and a. thou
sand acres of buildings, and which are
about two miles apart. Mr. Tower had
put two thousand Incnndvscent lights into
these palaces and hundreds of them are
kept biasing from 6 o'clock In the evening
until fl o'clock in the morning. Ills maj
esty does all of his business at night, and
he never slei ps in the dark. He goes al
most crazy If he doesn't have light, nnd
his situation i rotUlj so dangerous that
he can't afford to do without it.
The light plant which has been put In is
one of the finest in the Kast. It came from
America, nnd was so well put up by Mr.
Power that one of the dancing girls "could
have run It. The Corcans, in fact, had
been managing the machinery for several
weeks, and the ntllcials thought that the
light was complete, and those to whom
the king had handed' thu money for Mr.
Power held It back and refused to give It
tu him. He protested and waited for a
They showed no sign of paying his salary
until, at ln-t. one night when the king was
In the midst of his state btisiiu-ss with his
oincials about him. the lights went out.
Couriers were at once dispatched to the
plant, and the Coreans In charge were
asked what was the matter. Thev euuld
not tell. They pointed to the machinery.
It was running beautifully, but there was
no light. Mr. rower. I urn told, had mere
ly disconnei ted the dynamo by taking out
a hidden sciew, whleh left the wheels run
ning as usual, but which produced no light.
The king was entaKcd at his olllcials, Tmt
not at Mr. Poiv-r. Hi- knew nothing about
the salary having been kept back, but he
simply told the hlh Coreau noble who had
charge of thin department that If the light
won not ut once produced his head would
be chopped off. This would also necessi
tate the cutting uff of other heads, and
within un hour Mr. powir's money was tn
his hands, and lie had a lot of Cumin no
bles on their knees about him, la-gging blni
to use his magic and bring back thu light
to thi kltiK. Ho held off for a time, but
was Hnally petsuaded, and having turm-d
the Coreans out of the light plant, he in
serted the screw, and, presto! tho p.il.ico
blazed with the rays of electricity. There
was no trouble after this about Mr. Pow
er's salary, uud he steadily grew In Inilu
enco. I (a hnd charge of the king's armory
and repaired the Uutling guns. He wan
about to build an electtlc ralltoad from
Seoul to the Han rlvtr when tho present
rebellion broke out and everything stopped.
There l a, large colony of missionaries In
Heoul, und there are inlseiunary stations ut
the utuilnt seaports of the country. The
Held Is taken up almost entirely by the
Presbyterians nnd Mcthodlstr, and both
churches are doing excellent work. In ad
dition lo these the French Catholics and
the Church of Knglnnd have 11 number of
missionaries, and tho Methodists have a
Corean school or college, under the charge
of the Itev. II. (!. Appemceller. 1 paid snme
attention to mission work during the tour
which I made through .lupan. China and
Cireu last summer. 1 found the mission
aries haul working, earnest men. and they
are doing a ast deal nf jfuod, though the
masses upon whom they have to work ure
so man) and the missionaries uu tew that
there Is not ns rapid progress an might be
otherwise. There are mission stations
scattered throughout the Chinese, empire,
and there are now 1.S90 missionaries at
woik In that eouiitrj. They claim that
they have ia,il Chinese who are regular
communicants, und the. Inciease has been
rapid within late years. It l eighty-six
yeurs since Protestant missions were start
ed in China, nd the chief work has been
done ilurlnu Urn last thirty-live jears. at
the lieKintiluif of whleh theie Were only six
i-umimihkauis. One of thu friends of the
missions 1 lalins that if the same advance
continues dining the next thlrty-llie years
there will be "i4,(M),0W Protestant commu.
niciiil in China and a Christian commun
ity of Ifw.uue.W) people. As for me, 1 vety
much doubt this estimate. There is a ureiit
mission work Kolnx 011 In Japan, and Japan
is thu paradise of thu missionary Ho i
allowed to do '.1 he pleases, and tie people
are mote easily lonvctiiil. Home of (he
best work of Ihe mlsslouatles Is through
their hospitals, which ate wry much need,
ed, nml which ate now thoroughly appre
ciated by thu Asiatics. The work In this
line has been improving uvery year, and
tin- man who tells you that the missionaries
ate not dolug anything In Asia has not, as
a rale, been Inside of a missionary's house
nor looked at all into the real woik which
they ate utteuiptlu; to ac ompllsh.
Our Diplomats In .lapan,
Japan Is now ronsideted unite as desira
ble a country by out- diplomatic agents
as l.nitlaml or the Continent. The sntnrlei
of the consuls urn high and our diplomats
live mm h lietler In Jnpan thnti they do In
I'.urope Nt-nrly every one of them hns n
largo establishment, with plenty of serv
nuts, nnd they nre, ns 11 rule, nf n higher
grade than thec appointed to tho big cities
of lltitopc. Tho rimstil general at Yoko
hama Is ono of the ablest men who has
ever been sent abroad In that capacity.
Hl nnmo U Nicholas W, Mclvor, nnd he Is
an Imvii mail or iibout 40 yenrs nf age.
He Is 11 fine lawyer, nnd Is a graduate of
Yule college. Packed with common sense
and n mint of business ability, he Is mak
Itig a Very successful consul general. The
vlcn consul general Is Mr. tieurge II. held;
more, who has been for years connected
with Ihe service mid who lias considerable
diplomatic itblllly. At Osaka nnd llluKo.
the great rommerclnl centers of Western
Jitpnn, the l'nlteil Ht.-rtcs Is teprcsetitcd
by Hnoch .1. Smlthers. who has been con-
necteu Mtu uur illiuonmiiu fiiii"' ii i
mint lor of a century nnd whit Old good
work at Shanghai nnd Tien Tslll. At Na
gasaki wo have W, 11. Aliercromble, a ilch
American, who has one or thellnest houses
In the rar Host, and who Is it man of
culture nml br.ilns.
Ihe Legation at Tnkrii.
The consuls, however, have lo do only
Willi the business Inteiests of the country
nnd with the lurthcrlng of American tinde.
All matteis connected with this wnr ale
lert to the legation at T'oklo, and this l
In 11 better condition to-day than it has
been for yeals. The minister Is Mr. Hdwln
Dun, 11 reliitle of Senator Thliltnuli nlid it
hint) well lilted to deal with Ihe Japanese
from his tesiilenci- of many years In Ihe
country. He spetiks the Jnpntiese as well
ns he lines tin l.ngllsh. and he has an In
timate petsunal rilellllslllp with the Bleill
et of the Japanese statesmen. He Is it
bli!, brii.id-shnulileicd. red-liended man of
about I". He Is it thorough Ameilcan, and
h has the netve lo ilemnilil nnd the diplo
macy necessary to secure the best Insults
for uur people in llie far '.:n. In the past
the Cleiiimns and Ihe llngllsh have sys
tematically bulldoxi.il Japan into giving
contract and favors to them nt lite ex
pense of the irnllei States, but tinder the
present teglnie we are likely to get our
own shnro of everything, nml It will take
more than tho average diplomat, either
,-.. !-. ......... .,, !, ...ill II, n le.vol
Ulllllllie-.," 4,1 4,11, u" .,, 4" ,"... ." .. w.
over tttlwln Duil'B red eyebrows. The po-
.,.... ..,. ...li.t.l.L. ..1 I,. ,,.,,, Ii 4,1144' 44fM'lll
S1II4MI 4,1 llll'lll, , 44, .,,,,',, ;'"" .'v."
about $:tUio a year In sliver. The minister
has it tine, modern homo In Toklo, und he
lives wllhln a stone's throw of half n
dozen .Iltpnncse nobles and princes. In ad
dition to Mr. Dun, the legation consists of
a secrctniv, n young man mimed Herod,
who Is ns 'bright ns a dollar and who did
coral service In Corea berore he calm' to
Japan: of Dr. Whitney, who has for yenrs
been the lnterpieter of the legation und
who speaks Japanese like n native, and
also of Lieutenant Michael .1. O'Hrlen, the
In mv next letter T will treat of our dip
lomats' In China and of our other foreign,
ers In Asia. THANK G. CAltl'I.NTUP..
AN OLD 31 AID'S STOIIV.
Left nt the Mercy of Lnwjcrs, Sbo Has
As long as 1 can remember she has been
the same scrawny old maid. She Is a
friend of mine, though, and she has many
admirable traits in spite of her homely
face. Not until yesterday did she take me
into her conlldenc". and then It was only
upon the solemn assurance that I would
not use her name if I wrote anything about
the story she told. The secret Is as safe
with me as If It were buried in u grave-
"There was a time." she said, "when 1
was considered one or the prettiest girls tn
Louisville, and 1 had admirers by the scote.
Some of them snore they could not live
unless I promised to mairy them. There
was one young man who really seemed In
earnest, and we became engaged. He bad
no money of his own, but he came from a
good fnmliv, and was such a Jolly compan
ion that I thought 1 could be perfectly
contented with him for the rest of my life.
Mv lather had Just died and It was known
Hint he hud left considerable property.
Upon this w.- 1 xpected to live. Well, we
could not e,t married until the property
was divided imontr the heirs. We engaged
one of thu best lawyers in the state and
In- went to work upon the case.
"Some of the property was timber land
In the mountain district, but there was no
railroad there, and no means of getting it
to a, market. In consequence, It would not
bring a very pood price. We concluded to
w-alt a while before selling und tho estate
was not divided. The years wore on nnd
still there was no railroad and 1 was get
ting older and older. My young beau wait
ed as long as he could for me, and then
he married a widow, who owned a grocery
and barroom. My next admirer was an
aged man, who was past the frivolous pe
riod, and I thought he was a sticker. He
was only after my prospective wealth,
though, mid when he had waited a few
years for the division of the estate, he be
came discouraged, nnd Hint was probably
one of the reasons In- died. I went down
the line, each succeeding admirer being a
trille older than the others. Finally I iu
without a single one, and was looked upon
everywlieri- as an old maid I have lost
my beauty, too. Now, to-day I have re
ceived notice from my attorney that coal
lias been discovered on our lands, nnd that
there is a lallrnad through it. He has sold
the property, and division will probably be
made in a var or two.
"The lawyer sajs It will be in a few
weeks, but 1 place no dependence In his
statemiut. and If I get my money Inside of
a year I will be satisfied. Had this estate
been divided years ago, when 1 had beauty
and position. I might have had a good hus
band, prattling children clinging to my
skirts ami been a. happy, handsome mat
ron. As it is. I havo about lived out my
usefulness, and when the money conies I
will Just about have time to buy myself a
nl"e collin with It and have a swell funeral.
This was nil caused by mv father leaving
the matter In the hands of a lawyer In
stead of lo one of Ills own fnmliv. Ills
brother-in-law could have manage! It nil
right, and It would have been divided long
ago, without paying such heavy bills tor
the lawyer. Why, It may be tnat J will get
only a few hundred dollars out of an estate
worth fjixi.uoo "
Then she stroked the back of her cnt
and gaze.1 Into the grate lire with a regret
ful expr, sslun upuii her face Louisville
L'.MI.MITIII.D IN L'liYPT.
Iloilles Discovered That Were Sjrtciuatlial
The following Information, which I have
just received, will Inteiest JlnglMi students
of archaeology, says Piofestor Mahahey in
tho Lomlon Athenaeum. iilgeing at Na
gadiih, In Upper J-lgipt, Mr. Petrle has
come uiNn a vt ry cutlotts cemetery, which
seems to be about the age of the twelfth
dynasty. Hut thu people buried there are
not ngyntians. nor of Hgyptlan habits, for
the bodies have been systematically mu
tilated. The heads were taken otf, and
apparently burled after the body. .More
over, the principal limit's or each bodv
are "broken oil' at the marrow end ami
gnawed," so much so that the llrst idea
of the finders was to account fur it by
cnnnibaltsm. Hut almost any other ex
planation will be accepted, for the articles
found In the tombs, so far as 1 know, are
of the latest or most advanced stone age,
and are not like the tools of cannibals.
There are stone and alabaster vases, beads,
superb worked (lints, ivory and bono hair
pins and comhi and an enormous tailetv
of pots, many decorated. No Iron or bronze
is mentioned. Of course, wo know that
many mummies wero attacked by wolves
In later days. No year now passes with
out surprises In I'gypt. and this seems
to be one of the most striking. We thus
have Indications of how lung ,1 tttmi may
have been required to 1 educe the whole
vall.y of Hsypt under one domination and
Mr. tlrenfell has also sent me copies of
somu papyri he has found, m one of whleh
we have for the first time the complete
list of the llrst ten I'lolmnles in tlreek.
Lepslus had determined the list correct.
Iy from hieroglyphic am) deniotie iloeu
ments as early as Is.'.:'. Hut now for the
llrst time wu have Ihumtor (vl.l und Phlll
isttor Neas (xll.) set down In plain tlieek.
To those who are still skeptical concern
Im; the accuracy of demotic decipherment
tills will be 11 welcome, ispec'illy as thu
latter appears us JIupalor on 11 Cyprian
Hotel Life In nulla,
Boston Herald: A hotel In India Is In
SQino respects nultu unlike n hotel any
where else In thu world, Kvery guest
has u servant of his or her own. The
hotel has some (servants, but tho guests
do pot depend upon them nt nil, My
servant takes cure of my room, hrltiKs
mo my ten nml toast when I arise, pre
pares my bath, nml waits upon me at
table. H also keeps my clothes clean
ami my hoots blacked, sees to my laun
dry, gels me a carriage when I want
one, und does my errunda. When truv
ellnif, lie will attend to the tickets and
the luggiifie and make my simple bed on
the cars, for India is ronntiy of inae
nlficent distances, involving, consider
able night travel. There are no regular
sleeping, cars like ours, but thu seats
aro long; enough for the passengers to
stretch out on and wide enough to make
a reasonable couch, which thu traveler
provides with his own thin mattress,
pillow and Wii.s. The number of ser
vants In a steal hotel J confusing at
llrst. In a long corridor you see ono
before each door, They usually sleep
there, wrapped In a sheet or blanket
and curled up on the tloor.
GENIUS IN HIS TOUGH,
A llUFFAt.O CAltVKtt WllOSr. SKILL IS
Transforming lllneknof IvoryFour Horse
Turned In n lilt of Hoard VIth
No tllible for HI, Lit lie
but His Instinct.
One of the most Ir.tcreftlns men of his
time, Ktys the Iluffnlo Courier. Is Michael
Solomon, of this city. He Is little known
oulslde the circle of men with whom his
calling has brought him In contact, but
nevertheless ho Is a kenlus who has. per
fected himself In his peculiar line, and
unlike many other gei.lties he has been
uhle to enjoy the ffulls of his Irtlents and
labor, Whnt he has d ne he has done In
llurfnlo and though lie has traveled the
country over nnd winked with men fiom
all over the world he has yet to tlnd the
man able successfully to compete with him
at that prosaic and it beautiful art of
.Mr. Solomon was bortt in Saxony In 12S
and when hu was six j ears of age his par
ents tame In America and settled in Htif
ralo. From the time Michael was 7 years
old till he was II he worked nt odd Job,
iirotiml the town, culling wood lor the
moi part and doing ihores for tiny one
who would employ hint. When h" wns II
he began lo learn Hie cabinet milking
it-ade. After n few months of general inb
inet work, he wns put on a lathe and on
that lathe he worked till he was 21 years
old, earning fill the Hit' year and Ilil Ihe
last enr. That Is, lhoi- were the sums
paid to him, though after the llrst six
months of his appreiiiceshlp he worked
ten hour a day and h s emplojers asked
at the title or M cents an hour for his
In 1W0 he opened a shop of his own nnd
worked ns n turner till lSTii. when he re
tired, lie had been at work but six
months when he com eived the idea, of
turning fnm y articles ,11 Ivory, and with a
small lii'glnnlng he fiunded 11 collection
that is a perfect maivel In Its way. A
part of his work wn- ball turning, and
balls he turned from every substance that
glvis beforp the tool of the operator. Many
odd bits of Ivory and useless blllnrd balls
entile into his possession nnd he determined
to turn them to good account. For days
he would think or his project, nml when
the plane wns Hrmly outlined. In his mind
he would place a pbee of IVory In the
lathe and set at work upon It. The lines
he had In his mind when he took up his
tool would be carried ..ut to the last detail,
and Hip work was- something that even In
the light of his later irhlevement-s stands
as n. model or exquisite wotkinanship.
T1.. ot'lBhial block was a common bll
lnrd ball, into tho lathe this sphere would
be put, and' when It at last camo out It
would be a shell pierced by halt a hun
dred holes, and Inside the whole a twelve
pointed star. To hollow the ball was Itself
u task for a master innd, but to ariunge
all the holes In proper position nnd also
to cut ft 0111 the Insiilo u star of a dozen
point was a rent that almost passes beller
Ail this, too, was dune, with the spheio
revolving at the into of 3,1 mi times a min
ute, with this as a beginning the boy
continued, nnd now- the man bus twenty
lino pieces similar to It nnd all made from
common Ivory on a turning lathe nnd with
a. tool miulu from a common three-cornered
saw; Ille ground lo shapes demanded
by the woik.
Another piece Is a billiard ball pierced
by seventy-two hob . and containing n
star of sixteen point- The star Is perfect
and the holes In. Urn shell, which are
grouped with beautiful precision, nro each
and every one headed by a tine line, cut
with the point of the tool. Nearly nil the
articles nro spheies pierced nnd containing
objects of varying foims. One sphere con
tains 1111 acorn and another n llgure that,
when held to tho light, shows tho profile
or a man's face. Another contulns a cross,
and thut Mr. Soloincti regards ns th" fin
est pleco of hanillw. lk In the collection.
How- a mnn could place a billiard ball In a
lathe, and while It was revolving ut tho
rato of 3,0.10 times a minute, pierce lr
with half a hundred holes and Inside of It
cut it ctoss worthy or a place on any ro
sary, Is a mystery. Yet another hollow
ball contains two perfect solid spheres,
and this piece is supplemented by a hol
low ball In which ate no fewer than twelve
tiny rings. The Inst two mentioned are
the only ones In th- collection that were
not made with tho a hole fabric revolving
at full speed. On the ball containing the
cross Mr. Solomon worked for nine days
and It Is one of the most valued of nil ins
worldly possessions. He also bus a. ball
containing four other balls, each In u box,
and the smallest nOI.trser than the head
of a pin.
Hut Mr. Solomon's fancy turning N by no
menus limlliil to work In Ivorv, for he has
a series of wool exhibits that are near
ly as wonderful as nre the others. 1 me
day he put a piece of cheiry In his lathe
and turned It Into the form of a. cli.I,
like the lead of a barrel. Then ho leu in
on ono side and with his tools cut .uto
the surfa e tn several pine. s. Then he
went at work on the other side and win
he had finished ho had a circular pleci ..f
hard red wood that showed on each '
a set of , onecnttic rings cut to diffei. t
depths. When that part of the work w 1
done he took the wood from the lathe ai 1
placing- 4 in a vise, cut it In two pie. . -With
anxious fa e he held the sawed edp. -to
the light and saw four horses, two un
each half of tho original round piece 01
It sounds simple to say it, but the work
was very dllllcult. The man had nothing
to guide him, the tool worked unseen far
In the wood nnd the cutting on one Fid.'
must needs match exactly with tho carving
on the other side. After the horse turned
out such a success, Mr, Solomon made a
cow, and then an elephant, nnd some llsh,
und a little pig with a twist In his tall,
and several remarkably perfect human
Ilgures. The 'uw Is a faithful production
of a well-ion. Iltloned Durham with the
slightest details ail perfect, and Mr. Solo
mon pays it Is the best of Ins woodwork.
"I like my woik," he snvs. "and 1 am
alwas willing to take it around nnd show
it to the people who .Ire Interested In lino
work of this kind."
The man who could fashion all of these
Ivory and wood knick-knacks with nothing
but a saw Ille ground to the point Is a char
acter himself. Though he Is lis years of ngo
and has been the father of ten children,
nearly all of whom nro 1 vlmr. he 1,. as
strong and active as a boy. und he s.is he
has not In forty yiars known what it was
to have een a headache. Ho Is a vege
tarian In the strictest luteiprotatinii nt the
word, and since January I, Jf-H, has tasted
neither tea nor coffee. TlmUKh during h'
long service nt the lathe In must have in
haled Immense quantities of dust and other
foreign substances his lungs arc strong,
and he Is in the pink of condition. Of his
nine sous two adopted his trade, and
though they became good turners, neither
developed the genius shown by him.
iKior.D on itv Tin: kaiskil
Why Dueling Is I'icialcnt in the Herman
From tho Boston CUobc.
Germany Is lull of people who believe
that militarism Is lesponslldo for every
evil from souring the milk to enlarging
thu emperor's head, ami tin ir argument
nro taken generally with several grains of
However, us regards dueling, they seem
to huvo a fairly strong casi. They have
shown that the spread of dueling has fol
lowed the giowth of standing armies, that
It Is most prevalent in Franco, Italy, Cler
many, Austila and ltussla, the l!u gieut
inlluaiy powers, while In Kiigl.iud, uud
even la hot-bluoded Spain, It has fallen
That since tho nrmles began to grow,
In 1S71, thu annual number or duels In Hu
ropo has lucieasud ft "in about "oO to I.LTjO
or 1,IW; and thai, with every mun trained
to bo a soldier and to chug to the army
traditions of swords or pistols for two, tho
challenges and meetings will multiply so
fust thut only burglats, Humps and saloon
brawlers will hu left to gliu thu criminal
courts an excusu for existence.
Thut a Herman nlllcer who declines to
light when Insulted will hu forced out of
tho army ut once It known to all.
That llio enltiornr thinks this encourage,
mcut to bleak the law against dueling
Just uud nucessaiy Id known to all who
That the war minister lias declared re
peatedly that the courts are not libit) to
protect a soldier's honor has been pub
ilshed llftv times In tho lust week.
Under these circumstances, which are
duplicated In ltussla, Austria, Franca and
Italy, tho laws enacted by the live big
military powers against dueling can be
only as useless us thu laws ucalnst Sun
day opening In American cities.
Cheap Lxcurslou Hates huuth uuil Southttttft.
On Tuesday, April '-, tho Missouri Pa.
cltlo railway will sell round trip tickets
via St. Louis to (ill points in Alabama,
Mississippi, North and South Carolina ami
Tennessee, and a limited lerrltury In Vir
ginia, Kentucky, Louisiana und Florida,
One fare for the round Hip, Iteturii Urn.
Its twenty and thirty days. Patronize the
Mlssuuri Paclllc railway, the only St. Louis
line running three ilyers dally, leaving
Kansas City at lo u, 111, and tO) und ii'M
v. in. Go via St. Louis and see the Grand
I'nlou station, tho largest uud most com.
Plete In the world. For tickets and ull ln
formation call at No. I01S i'nlou avenue or
No 8w Main uticot. Telephone Nos. lit or
Hj. L". S. JUVil.TT.
I'assenser and Ticket Agent.
Dr. Coe's Sanitarium
llth nd Drc,i1irr, KiX8
KAX8M Cm, 10.
Is n iirivnto nosnltnl antet home fot
those afflicted with modicnl nnd rarglcsl
discuses, nod Is supplied with nil tho reme
dial moans known to tclenco nnd tho latest
Instruments required in modern surgery,
'or H10 accommodation of patients, tt
f ether with our complete Ilracc-Maklnc
lepartment, mnttn this tho largest find
oldest nnd the onlr thoroughly equipped
Sanitarium In tho west,
Operations for tho cure of Varieoeele,
Piles, Htrlcturo and Fistula am of dslly
WE HAVE ,..,..., ww m..i.ii
w 4ieiiijy I'uuiisiieu iiiyus, 444, lo.,,,, 4,-4.
throughout, showing tho Siuiltiirlum, with
inoingranns 01 many patients, woicn win
o inaiieu ireo loimy miiirc-u.
For further Information call or address
DR. C. NI. COE,
KANSAS CITY, MO.
W. U. CbAltKr, Pres. ,T, W. IUiinkv, Sec.
A. A.To.Mi,t.'soN',V. Pres. C.I(.ltocKWEtX,Tren.
Off KAHjSffS CI5T, HO.
NY.W YORK LIFE HU)G.
Accounts, subject to cheek at.
sisrlit, received from iniliviiliials,
linns and corporations on the
most favorable terms.
Lesral depository for Court and
Acts as Executor, Guardian,
Administrator and Receiver,
also as Register and Transfer
Agent for Stocks and Uonds.
: INVESTORS9 II CM Pi
ivritr is uti return mall will lirlwr you rntF
n tHimehtrt eniiLlllll'U lull lnrorniitloii n. tn hnvr ti,s
L ot.Titi.C'Ct.'KSt'Ui.I.Y In Wnlt Mrcct. Thousands"
SPLENDID GAINS u .
w Mnnror iiiwroTririiiTo
RstfKfc, Ttoncij, ((rain, I'rovMorKt nnd Cotton bouRht
to and uld fpr cash r oaainaiviaof 3to 5 cr ctut.J
ComttiUcton llfl per rent
5?0nrDMy Market ltter rontottn full reports. Cor"
C rejinl ItU us. 1 1 if? Lest nf crx uo. Z
C ftAbIlaJnJlts) Uacuriorateil 1S02.) ,
P flnnn!itfaprl SfnnV anrl Drnrlnna Pn
AT nnnflniuav urur vnait a
frf A tt k h i fcv ft tiviii1 iff - mitt i
H. P. WRIGHT & GO.,
STOCKS and BONDS.
Send for our Weekly Quotation Circular
the only regular publication of prices of
loi-.tl Uoniis and Stocks In this market.
ARMOUR BUILDING, 500 DELAWARE ST.,
KANSAS U1TV. JIO.
BANKERS AND INVESTORS
Wanting choice liish urarlc Business Taper,
Uonds, Jlank Htocks or other Investment
Securities, or Clooil City nnd Kami .Mort
Kape Loans, or to buy or sell Improved
IV. v Itusiness or Ticsldoncc 1'roperty or
Improved Farms, rn.l on or correspond
with M. U AHKIil.. Maniicer
( IllCAliO .V Ii. ('. COMMISSION CO.,
r, 13 Delitwure street. Kaunas City, Mo.
'telephone No. 151)1.
tst.t'i: iit ass.
Semi for 'U."S Catnlone,
Trumbul! Seed Co.
14'J0 St. I.nllls Ave. KANSAS CITY, MO
C. D. FItKXClI. President.
WYAN XULSON, Secretary and Treasurer.
Orders exeeuted for future delivery of
Grain and 1'rovlslons.
itooms 20, t'l nnd 22, Exchnnge bids.
Private wires to Chicago, New York and
UOO-HO! Union Avo Italians City. Ma.
The Hnrndcn Seed Co.
Itotiill Sture, aoa Walnut,
KANSAS CITY - - . MO.
SEEDS, IMPLEMENTS AND TOOLS,
FARMERS, FEEDERS, SHIPPERS,
CATTLE, J10CIS and SJIEEi' to
Ben L, Welch & Go,
Htock VartU - - Kuhk.ih rity( Mo,
Market reports furnished. Write us.
MILLS COMMISSION CO.,
10.1 New Yurie I.lfs Itullillnj;.
TtltplwUtSH. KANSAS CITY, MO,
Dealers In tiltAIN nml I'HOVISIONS for
caihor futuru delivery, and Itallroad STOCKS
nml lliiMis. Prompt attention ulYoa country
orders, liefer to
New UNciLANn Safe impost! & Tncsr Co.
Houston, Fible & Go.
(Successors to Win. J, Wollnian li Co.)
BONDS, STOCKS coi!A,i,.,V,IAL
fi'tu Delaware Street, Kama City, Mo.
A J, GILLESPIE lJ:8HiB
Hi J, UlULkUl IU V T H UIL,L,KSPIU
Se OO. J J. F. CILiLESPIil
Commission Merchants, Kansas City Stock
Liberal advances made to parties feeding
stock. UuylnK feeding cattle on orders a
specialty. Correspondence solicited. Tele,
phone No. 1523.
CHAS, SACHS & GO, Kstocw,
Commercial I'uier, iorclifu I.'iiliani-e.
BIB Delaware St. Tel. 1505.
W. J, Anderson FS
03 Delaware St., Kansas City. Mo. Commercial
Pancr, Sioclt! and Uoadt. ileal Estate Loaus,
( ?- IIMIIII sC?MbA
Saa fca L' $
riwl UJt JBW h7
Coin's Financial School
Is Waking Up the People
READ IT ! STUDY IT I RECOMMEND IT I .
Sontl 25 cents to the Journal, Kansas City, JIo., ami a copy ol Coin's
Financial School will bo scut to your address, or call at tbo Journal business
oflicc, Tenth and "Walnut.
102 and 104 West
T1ii nl,l ltellnliln llnetnr.
lli-n.tiiiiln In Medicine.
Authorized by Iho Siato to UoMCHKO.VIC.NfRVOyS Cure.
c (ruanintcQrt or money retiinucu. ah uicun-iuca 1 iiuumiw ',v "," ";. It. ii-i--r,
'",. ...4 ., 't, ,.ni o ,iitf..,n,..4 irnnie, iv jiintl nml oxEresfl. Medicines
sTwlicro.frco rtimriiiocrbrcal aReV Chawos low. Over awfiO c?c3 cured. Ago and
Si5ericn7onroItnportnn CotiMiltttttou is Jrco antf confi
dential, cither personally or liy letter. C,.I.,...V
Seminal Weakness and Sexual Debility, 357p5Xi3
producing loses. pimples nnd blotches on the face, rushes or blood to licad, pains In tiacJ4-..fci)tt.
iucd ideas and forKctftilnchS, liashtulncss, aversion to eocloty, Ions of t-cxual power, loss of
manhood, &c.. curcS for life. I can stop ull night loiscs. res oru lost sexual power, restore nerTf
and brain .power, enlarge and strcnethcu weals parts uud mako you lit for marriage.
Cl-iM.V thnttcrriblodlEcase,lunlHts!Cfr;rriIte permanently cured without
OypnillS, lorms nnd stages cured fori-L1 H-LUrC caustic, cuttlnz, bousles or
life. Hlood Foliontntf. Skin Diseases. Ulcers, (sounds. No pain, no exposure. Patient can
Swelllncs. Sores, ;onorrhu'niiniiuicct,tinuansusoincircainicauui.jiuiuc.
forms nfi'rlrntu Diseases nosttively cured oriDlimim'iftcm AP Oreat
Rnr.tr for both foxes. SO pm;cs, 27 picture!',
DUUIV true to Hie, with lull description of
abovo diseases, tho elf ecta and cure, Kent peal-
SrtlapIalnwriipper'forOc.InBtniup'i Head this
hMlf. boolt and answer list of aucstlon3.
Free Museum of Anatomy fSuSSSlgK'S sT"t"J":-.
llfo-UUe models and wax figures decrly Impress tho mind; a school of la-1 Sundays 10 to 12.
structlon a sermon without words. .-,., 4 j, ,, , ... -
N K. hm man ilrnasltf.it In the bank, a'hlch I will forfeit tor 0601s dhtasf that I cannot cart,
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be glad to meet or correspond with those contemplating making changes or opening nan- accounts.
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t'O. Factory No. HDI St. f.ouls. Mo. Chas Y Uiin Western Agt., 911 l.ydlaAvo, Kas City
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DBALHRS IN PAINTS, OILS AND OLASS,
1206 and 1208 Union Avo. (Noar Union Dopot), Kansas City, Mq,
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1425 and 1427 Main Street
SMOKE THE CLIFFORD lOa OIC3-A.K,
Manufactured of the cliolcest Hatuua Tubqcros. Ilettir tliau .,)cr, yor ,,, eTeryWlere,
ifau.lt, f.U.. SoU lu Xuhi aiy.
ri.i,. 1.A.-.1 ! n-re.ttlticr a sensation
l throughout the United PUte. it Is a
revelation on tno money niieniiun, am.
Is chaiiRimr the views of nillilcns of r".
trlotlc tltlzem on the grent Issue now
before the American pcoiile.
This little hook tells Its renders mora
about eold. silver nml the currency een
crnlly than nny other publication w
know of, and In ft way thnt every mnn
can fully comprehend Chicago Inter
pth Street, Kansas City, Mo
Oldolt In Ace, r.niiKCt J.ncntcil. A It
c. Out JJ7 Years bpoclitl l'ractlco.
lthcuinatlo Cure, t
IfiUItn CUI.I3. Tbo Greatest discovery In tho
innnnn c,r meuicine. una uofo cives rcuci: a
B few doses remove fever and pain In Joints;-
euro In n. few days. Send matement of ease.
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J. G. Strotuv
J. W. Merrill,
2.1th and Summit Sts.
New York Life Building.
Manufacturers and llcpalrers of
. - . , , ailnliitranil Hoisting
mrlT raoTTv, lllachsniltit tVorlt,
- - - Kansas City, Missouri.
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