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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. JULY 30, 1907.
I Prince Eui Wha,
J The Korean Adonis
WIDE AWAKE ORIENTALIST WHO MAY BE CROWNED
EMPEROR OF THE HERMIT KINGDOM.
Lively Career of a Youth Who Was an American College
Student With Eighty-seven Suits of Yankee Clothes and
a Beflovvered Vest For Each Hero of Three Ro-
mances With American Maidens How Coney
Island Took Him For a Good Thing.
His Prophetic Words. jjj
By RUBtKIUJ LOVE.
UNLESS Japan shall determine
to gobble up Korea and gulp
her down by annexation it Is
probable that :i young man
who until two years ago was uu Amer
ican college student will bo crowned
emperor of the ancient Laud of the
This Interesting personage, well
known In the Tinted States, is Prince
Eui Wha. He is the sou of tlie Ilia
peror Yl Iliung, who has just abdicat
ed, and Lady Om. the old cmieror's
chief concubine. The sou of Yl Ilitiujf
and the murdered Empress 51 in. who
as crown prince has ascended the
throne from which his father stepped
down, is said to be a weakling, inca
pable of ruling intelligently. , On the
other hand, yortng Eui Wha, despite
certain escapades while In the I'nited
States, has shown that he possesses
a mind capable of looking at matters
almost from tht western viewpoint.
Conditions in Korea an' so chaotic
that one has no warrant for predict
ing what may happen, .but it Is gen
erally understood that if the Japanese
should desire l'rlnce Eui Wha to reign
it will be just as easy to get the new
graduate of the Onto W'esieyan uni
versity at Delaware, O., who is en
titled to sneer and remark:
"Huh! I licked that chap, and I can
do it again!"
Soaked In Western Civilization.
For verily the career of Prince Eui
Wha in the land of Uncle Sam was as
the g'ling up of a skyrocket n a
Fourth of July night aud even as the
coining down thereof.
Eui Wha came over to this country
en innoeent, uninitiated, unsophisti
cated oriental. lie matriculated in the
mighty school of occidental experience.
When he returned to his native penin
sula, he was soaked .n western civili
zation from tip to toe. He could talk
both English and I'nited States. He
had eighty-seven suits of American
clothes, with a betlowered vest for
every suit, and he hud experienced love
suits and one considerable lawsuit.
His imperial highness left his divided
heart in three American maidens'
keening. At Coney Island he left a
blaze of high living glory thut still
scintillates between the towers of Lu
na park and the minarets of Dreamland.
J $M J!
WHA AND HIS ADVENTURES
CLARA It I'LL.
IN AMERICA MI88
emperor oft the throne ns to brusii
fly from a man's nose.
Bandied About Like a Football.
Korea has been called "the cockpit
of the nations." Russia, China and
Japan have bandied her about like a
football. Japan has kicked a goal,
and Korea U hers. Since the victory
of Japan over Russia two years ago
the grip which the island empire fas
tened upon Korea at the conclusion of
the war with China has been tightened
from day to day. Korea is now little
more than a Japanese dependency. Yi
. Hlung, who became Icing In 1st; I and
emperor in 1S!)7, when he declared Ko
rea an empire, has given up the throne
because Japan really rules the land.
The etuperor had the audacity to send
delegates to the pence conference nt
The Hague, with instructions to in
quire into the why and wherefore ot
Japan's activities In the peninsular
empire. This brought about the final
rupture. In fear and trembling the
emperor in name only stepped down.
Now, in the event of Eui Wha's ele
vation to the throne of this very nn
clent if not highly honorable nation,
there nre many in the United States
who will open their eyes to the ulti
mate width and ejaculate:
"Well. I knew that fellow!"
There are nt least three pretty Amer
ican girls who may confess lefore
their mirrors, each and severally:
"And I might have leen the empress
, There Is a husky voting farmer, a
l'rlnce Eui Wha lirst came to tne
United States in 107, when lie was a
youth of seventeen. He was under
the wing of a missionary. He is sup
posed to have gone to Japan for n few
years after that, studying in the
schools of that country. Then about
six years ago he returned, again in
missionary tow, to acquire an Ameri
can education. First he became a stu
dent at the Ohio W'esieyan univer
sity. That is a coeducational school.
This fact mightily pleased his high
ness. In Korea the co-ed is not Boys
do not associate with girls in school
or elsewhere. Women do most of their
visiting at uight, and they go closely
veiled. They are kept in seclusion
most of the time.
So it happened that when this son of
royalty looked upon the fresh and fair
faces of the American college girls nt
Delaware he was enamored; he was
transported into the seventeenth Ai
deiin of delight. Truly was the new
world a new world for him. Cupid
was king. Straightway the prince fell
in love. What else could be expected?
Beauty was not veiled from his vision.
Soft eyes looked love. Resides, the
girls welcomed the prince as a novelty.
He was something new to them. A
truly live prince who might some day
become a real emperor was not to be
Knocked Out In a Mixup.
The American princesses flocked
around the Korean prince. He was
gallant and winning. Then came in
to the arena a hard fisted farmer
youth who objected to the attentions
which this oriental personage was be
stowing upon the fair co-eds. Perhaps
the prince was making eyes at the
farm lad's girl. At any rate, there was
a tuixup, the young American knocked
the young imperial highness down and
out, and the result was an Inter
national complication. The Korean
diplomats at Washington requested an
investigation. Our state department
asked the governor of Ohio how It
happened. There was an apologetic
explanation, but the prince was taken
away from Wesleyau and placed in
Roanoke college at Salem, Va.
Rut Eui Wha remained at W'esieyan
long enough to fall in love with a fair
co-ed. Miss Angle Graham of Wheel
ing, W. Va. The prince made several
visits to the home of Miss Graham,
whose father is a clergyman. Rumors
of the couple's engagement were pub
lished from time to time, but never
Romance No. 2.
Still another Cupid case occurred
during the prince's Ohio college days.
There came to the town of Delaware
a beautiful girl who obtained employ
ment in a millinery store. She tried
on hats and looked lovely in them.
Every hat was becoming to Miss Clara
Ruil, because she was pretty enough
to make the ugliest bonnet u dream.
So thought the prince, who passed
by the store one day and saw Miss
Dull. An introduction was arranged,
and Eui Wha baw his Clara every day.
! Presently, it is said, a diamond ring
! blossomed on one of the fair one's
fingers. There were tlowers aud can
dies and theater parties for her delec
Miss Bull at last returned to her
home in Cincinnati. The prince gave
orders to his secretary:
"Prepare for my departure at once.
I am going to Cincinnati."
Arriving there the prince sent his
Secretary to the Bull residence. The
secretary bowed a low Korean bow.
or salaam, and said:
"His imperial highness desires to
know if yon will do him the goodness
of according him the supreme pleas
ure of an interview."
"Why doesn't he come himself?"
merrily asked Miss Bull.
When John Alden went to rriscilla
Mulllns as an emissary from Miles
Staudish, something very similar hap
pened, only reversed. "Why don't you
speak for yourself, John?' So Prince
Eui Wha himself went and pressed
his suit. But Miss Bull preferred Ohio
to Korea. So faded romance No. 2.
After Eui Wha went to the Virginia
college romance No. 3 came to soothe
his wounded affections. In fact, it ap
peared that this Korean imperial
heart was supplied in triplicate. Moun
tain Lake park is a pretty resort in
western Maryland. It is In such a
quiet place that the prince's watchful
guardians felt no harm could come to
him there. Thither went he for an
ouiing. He had both outing and ln-ning-the
third Inning. The dark blue
eyes and light brown hair of Miss
Mary Buttles lewltehed the Korean
Adonis. She was an Ohio girl, from
Columbus, and just seventeen. Eui
Wha beheld her in the hotel dining
room and was dazzled.
"Arrange an introduction," he com
manded of his secretary.
Miss Buttles was agreeable. What
girl wouldn't le willing to meet a
possible emperor if the imperial pos
siliillty were young, good looking, well
dressed, well behaved and fancy free,
even though not exactly heart whole?
But Miss Buttles treated Eui Wha just
ns she would treat a young American.
She was not dazzled by the imperial
"I'm going to climb the mountain,"
"Oh, I hate walking!" exclaimed the
prince. In Korea all great personages
are carried everywhere in sedan
"Very well," replied the nthletic
maiden; "yon can stay at the hotel."
Got Sore Feet; Never Cold Ones.
Up the mountain she went, the
prince trudging after. He declared
that she was the first woman who
ever forced him to do n thing he
hated, but it made him like her bet
ter. There were many mountain
climbs during the outing, the prince
always attendant upon the princess.
Eui Wha got sore feet, but never got
cold feet. He gave an elaborate din
ner in honor of Miss Buttles just lie
fore she departed for home. Then he
visited her nt Columbus, but No. n
was not inclined to risk the perils of
the life that falls to a Korean empress.
It was while Eui Wha was a student
in Virginia that he made his mem
orable visit to New York. His imperial
father made him an allowance of
$4,0X) a year during his stay in Amer
ica. That was enough for Ohio or
Virginia, but senrcely a suggestion of
sufficiency for New York. The prince
and his secretary arrived In the
metropolis unannounced. New York
cpikkly discovered that an imperial
possibility was present. Prices for
everything soared sky high.
The prince went to Coney Island
while going through the "seeing New
York" process. He spent days and
days there; also nights. Coney looked
upon him ns a good 4hing. The bark
ers, the grafters, the card sharks, even
the peanut venders, took unwarranted
toll of the Imperial purse. Then there
was of course an unlimited supply of
the prince's chief delight the unveiled
American woman. Blondined beauties,
chorus. girls in tights, bench sprites In
bathing suits, nil attracted the prince's
attention and subtracted his coin. lie
gave suppers to levies of blonds and
! bunches of brunettes. Champagne
went down, but the price of it went
np. As a consequence the prince had
to borrow, ne gave his notes. At the
end of the outing he had spent his
j allowance for ten years In advance.
f3o,ouo on his notes and gotjudg-l
meat. The money was paid, of course,
for kings can find the wherewithal.!
At the Korean legation in Washington
it was explained this way:
"Oh, his imperial highness has mere
ly exceeded his allowance a little
For a period Eui Wha was enter
tained at the legation, where he re
ceived advice calculated to do him
About that time it was in the spring
of lUOl he gave out an interview in
which he uttered these prophetic
words, proving that wisdom may dwell
even in the mind of a youth who has
done Coney Island and been done:
"Of Korea I can only say that this
war between Japan and Russia prolt
ably will change her whole future his
tory. I do not even know that she will
be an empire hereafter. Personally I
side with Japan in the eonlliet. 1
think most of the Koreans are de
cidedly sympathetic In that direction.
Thus, of course, we hope for a Japa
nese victory. In that event perhaps,
Korea will be allowed to remain an
empire as before."
Perhaps even yet.
Perhaps this young man. if elevated
to the throne, may maintain Korea as
an empire, for In that same interview!
he uttered these worthy sentiments: J
"If by any possibility I should ever
nseeni the throne. 1 should start a:
thoroughly new regime. There would
be more western civilization Intro
duced into Korea. We should have re
forms in every department of the gov
ernment. The spread of education
would be the great principle upon
which the government would concen
trate its energies. Korea needs an in
And that interview concluded with
these remarks, which Japan surely
should not forget:
"I admire very much the Japanese
form of government. I believe it is
the system which would work with
success in Korea. The more I study
the more there Is to learn. I tind. and
perhaps somu day I shall make it my
mission to go hack to Korea as the
missionary of education, if not to be
the ruler of the palace at Seoul."
From all this we must conclude that
l'rlnce Eui Wha of Korea learned
much in America. IIL reputed love
affairs and the Coney Island episode
were merely incidental. It was (only
natural for him to fall in love with our
American jtitls. Most of i:s do it on.'e
or oftener during life. This oriental
ist showed excellent taste. It is even
to be regretted that he could not take
with him to share his reign in the
event of his elevation an American
empress who could teach Korean wom
en and Korean men ninnv things
calculated to advance the ancient na-
lion and could help to hold down the
tottering throne and steady It.
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wood, hence the old stoves were order
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