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CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURAY, NOVEMBER 19, 189?
American i Exchange
National $ Bank.
1). O. Wins,
Lincoln, : Nebraska
CO UN illTIClMWJCZ.
HOW HC NEGOTIATED CERTAIN
CONCESSIONS FROM CHINA.
Tim Count Conremrn with n :orrriinil
nt in 111 i:tnrlinrr In llm OleUlM
Kmplri How He lllnrit Willi nmlllrllMtd
llm 1'rlinn .1llnliitir,
WAflillNOTON, Nov. 17. Count Eu
gene Mltklowlc is 1111 interesting cliur
nclr. Few men within tho past few
years lmvo occupied inoro of general
public nttctilloii, mul fow inun two per-
Ofi'cm ami Dhftttint
John 11. Wrlulit, ITm. T. K. Hiindem, V.-l
J. II. McOlny, Cashier.
r K Johnnon, H I' Lull. Thin Cochran. K
H HUor, T W lowi'ry, V I. Iinylon
General Hanking Niislncss Transacted
Collection n Specialty.
German National Bank
foicpji Nochmcr, President,
Herman II. Schabcrg, Vice l'rcl.
Chns. R. Wnltc, Caihlcr,
O.J. Wilcox, Ast. Cashier
The First National Bank
0 and Tenth Sts.
Capital, $400,000 Surplus, $100,000
uuWk - k
if. s. nAiiwoon. iymmmu.
CIM.S. A. UANNA, Vta-IVMfclcnt.
0.8. LWl'tNCOTT.An'l OiViter.
It. I). AllUiKll, A't Ctuhltr.
H. O. Outo Al.T, UnMilcr.
ttpfa $300,000. LINCOLN, NEBR
FARM AMD GIT Y LOAN J
-AT tMVt IIATICH-
"Monty furnUlictl promptly on ap
1130 O Street, Lincoln, Neb,
REM.- ESTATE LOANS
On farms In tern Nobraikn nnd Improved
proporty In Lincoln for a term of your.
1 .- ' . :
Lowest Current Rates
r. c. a j. Moore.
Corner ItlH A O Street, Llnoslu.
Real Estate and Loans
t ir .!.. ni
ami nil parte
or the city
t low rate
sonnily moro popular in Washington.
Several years ago tho count conceived
tho idoa of going into Hint compara
tively unknown country of tho "heiithon
Chlnoo" mul of obtaining certain vnlu
able concessions for Ainoricnri capitalists.
It novor appears to lmvo utruok nny
oihor progressive- mid nggresslvoAinori
can Unit this was tho greatest field proba
bly in tho, world for investment. Hero
was 11 country with 400,000,000 inhabit
ants mul mi area bo (Treat that oven tho
United States would lw comparatively
lost if placed in ono cornor. With nil
this population and with nil this terri
tory tliero was but ono telegraph and
ono railroad, not a xinglo telephone, no
loiter carrier system, no government
mint, mid, what was still more surpris
liiR. 110 Bystem of governmental revenue.
Tho count detei mined topeuutrate the
barriers which had 1kcii laised nliout
tho Chiiiesuoiupiro priueially bylhit
ish capital mid Hritish enterprise.
Tho greatest difficulty encountered by
tho count in pushing his scheme waa
really in America, lie ilrst had to over
come tho natural prejudice in this coun
try against foreigners. His scheme ilo
was so far away, nud at tho same time
so glgautio in its conception nud tho re
sults it promised, that many American
capitalists who were approached wero
startled by its very magnitude. Tho
first man to take hold of these Chinese
concessions was no less a man than tho
prominent banker, Wharton Darker, of
Philadelphia. Later tho gigantic dual
had for its supimrtors sucli men ns Colo
nel Elliott F. 8hop.ird mid tho Chinese
minister nt Washington.
So far tho count lias been unnblo to
produce these Chinese concessions hud
deliver them over to his associates in
tho enterprise. But ho lias by no means
despaired of accomplishing this result.
In fact ho said today that bo regarded
this as thoVork of his life, nnd would
oortnlnly succeed before ho died. Tho
count claims that it Is simply a battlo
between English and American ontor-
priso und capital, mid that, ns a natural
ized American, ho is determined to boo
,tho thing brought to a successful con
clusion. After many mouths of work
tho count finally sailed for China, backed
not only by American capital, but with
tho letters of introduction which guar
anteed to him nn introduction mid an
andlonco with Li Hung Chang, tho
primo minister of tho Chinese empiro
and tho sovonth prince, the uuclo of tho
emperor Tho count's remarkable ex
perience in China reads liko a fairy tale,
and is best told in His own woras. in
describing it lie said:
"On my arrival nt Shanghai I was in
formed that shortly a Hteamor sent by
tho Viceroy Li Hung Chang would "bo
luggngo nud noilted my way uptotha
pilule iiilnlhtor of tho Cliluecu viupitr,
mul whnt with ptesents of costly silks
and diamonds at the end of a two
mouths' trip I foulid that my cxK)ti?ea
had reached the etioimoiis sum of twenty
live thousand odd dollais,
"A siirill foitune, you might sty, nnd
in truth It was, but In reality it was but
tin' beginning. There has already been
ppent on these Chinese concessions cer
tainly not less than f.200,000, and It will
takeasiinichmort) to secure them. What
will they bo woi thV No mnn can tell. Mil
lions certainly, but how many? It takes
olio's lui'iitli away In very truth when ho
thinks of the possibility. Just think of
the value today of tho entire railro.id
Bvstom of the United States, tho tele
graph leaching Into every hole and cor
ner of tho land, and tho telephone sys
tem now In neai ly every city of any
nl.e. Their value is billions of dolhus
not millions. Such must ultimately 1h
the value of the same kind of property
in China, whero there aro JOO.OOO.O'K) j
people, ami wnoio uiuru i mi iir'u iuiu
times the size of the United States.
"Every Chlur.mmi is on the make, I
don't care how small ho Is officially, or
how young he is in years, each and
every ono of them is after tho mighty
dollar. It matters not whether it is mi
Ameiieau dollar or n British sovereign
or a Chlueii) lael, It is nil the same to tho
pigtail gentry of the eiupiio. It is A
very raio thing Indeed for n foielgnor to
secure nn iindlenco with tho prime min
ister of China; in fact it was oven moro
difficult than securing 1111 audience Vith
JmiiL'i G. lllaino when ho was secretary
of state, and that, you know, was ro
gin (led as ono of tho most difficult things
"I had avery iudeilti.foideaof Chinoso
customs, nnd had iiss-cnied, with my
Aineiicnu ideas, that being presented to
the priluo minister coupled with it n
presentation to his immediate family,
lint I was doomed to disappointment.
On my wny from Shnnghni to Peking I
had iieard ngionl deal about tho won
derful beauty of tho wives of Li Hung
Chang, and had looked forward to tho
pleasure of meeting them. Hut during
my entire interview with tho minister I
never set eyes on anything In the shape
It was nlthiso with light, and thoro cer
tainly mint lmvo Iwen seernl thousand
laiileins, for candle power is tho only
light iifeii in China. It may seem in
credible that a nation of 100,000,000, no
much older thau ours, mid with such
vatt natural lvsoiirees, should in tho
Nineteenth century bo practically with
out uiilioads, without n telegraph, with
out a telephone, without nny iostnl serv
ice nnd without nny governmental mint,
lint It is still moro incredible that they
should bo without anything in tho way
of light nt night other than candle power.
Hut tho effect of this Is certainly as
pleaiiug as anything I have seen either
in America or in Europe. The light of
every candle shone through somo gayly
colored Iiitttei n, and over tho wholo sceno
there vm that hoft radiance whicii nei
ther gas nor olectiiclty can produce
"However woof America may attempt
to beltttlo tho Chinaman, there is little
jtisllllcnltou for It. Tmo It is ho is far
behind us in ninny ways, but ho has
abilities peculiarly his own, and what
ever ho does attempt ho succeeds In.
There is n gi eat deal of what wo call
redtnnoin this country in eveiy thing
official in China. Yon can get somo idea
of the formality of things when I tell
you that before I 1 cached the august
ptescucoof Li Hung Chang 1 was pro
seated in turn to soven different officials,
oncli higher than tho ono who presented
me. Filially I lc'iched tho prlino min
ister. By that time I was very much
Winked up, nnd scarcely ablo to m iko a
good presentation of my case through
tho interpreter. But any nervousness
that 1 may lmvo felt was doubtless over
come by the rich presents I brought, and
whicii wero placed nt Li Hung Chang's
feot with great ceremony.
"My instructions had Iwen to walk up
t tho foot of tho throno, bend my kneo
nud bow low. I did this mid remained
thoro until eommnnded to rlso. Stand
ing before tho primo minister I stated
my enso with nil tho oloquonco of which
I wns capable, nnd tho fact thatlwai
finally successful justifies mo in part In
saying that eloquenco won the day. Be
fore 1 left LI Hung Chang had promiheil
me all I asked for, nud moro. Return
ing from China I brought with mo of
ficial grants of concessions moro vain
Monday, Nov. 14th
and continuing for one week.
50 UplioHtorei! Rockers nt $2 on
50 " " a 50
to " " " 3 00
4 " " " 3 89
This Is only one hnlfof their orig
inal nlne. Come early and get
Remember this price will only he
geod for one week.
Rudge & Morris Co.
1118 to 1122 N Street,
BfeFORE BUYING YOUR
of Chinese womnnhood, notwithstanding I ablo perhaps than any ono hnd over ob-
tho fact that ho has somo twenty odd
wlvei, each and every ono of them with
ns much curiosity ns any American wom
an that over lived.
"I mentioned they had but ono rail
road in nil China, and that, too, but
twelve miles in length. There is noth-
3nV-KwP" $vuil hNfe
v1"iilMvv'-' - ISfHftkl vvi
Si Wm ,( NIWl
i H Uff
tnined. That thoynro not now being
put to practical use is duo only to tho
fact that English capital, through its
American agents, has Interfered nnd
temporarily prostrated my plans. In
the end, however, I am confident that
Americ.91 genius nnd enterprise and
capital will win tho day oven ngainst
British gold nnd British cunning."
See our JLeire Lire.
A. M. DAVIS & SON,
1112 O STR66T,
IJtgFSpecial Inducements to Cash Buyers.
Teacher of Elocution.
U 1ITJNO CTTANO.
ing, thorofore, in tho way of rnpld transit
there. You oithor lmvo to go by boat
orridoin 11 wagon train. Both aro ex
tieinoly slow, nnd nn ordinary journey
occupies two or throo days. Tho nrls
tocracy of China nud all visitors who
como with proper credentials nro cnrrled
nlout tho streets in litters. When I
reached Pekhig thoy took mo to a hotel
and gave mo a Hiuuptiious apartment in
which tho predominating colors wero
red and yellow. Tho houso was built of
bamboo, the ceilings wero low, but I
must confess that everything about it
was woll built, nnd tho effect on the
wholo could not help but bo plenslng. I
lmvo heard it "said that Chinamen know
nothing of Uio,,harmony of color, bat
my experience is that' thoy usually got
an effect whicii is pleasing oven to the
"I shnll novor forgot
505 HllACK nuiLDINO.
fe'CbRN, D. t. S.
Room 35 and 26, Burr Block,
Hri nt Brest ox-
8nne replscod liU
,;Uti W -with a now Oelle-
yer, direct from Undon, and U now hotter
reiMutKl ilian over to Uo lino work, from a
Mokoi up to me tit e.
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Open from 10 a. in. to 4
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ily for family um Irotn old
Sretf 'trlea Weal India Yeolpee. and are ao-
kaowledced to bo "Htandartl0 goiHl wherever
taey are ueed. Addreu lAncaitor 1'. O., Lan
aaaUr eouaty, Nebraska.
PRXSKNTSO TO TUB VIUME JIINISTEB.
placed at tay disposal. The vessel was
such as is "used only by the royalty, and
frdin this I was convinced that my lot
ters of introduction to the Chinese offi
cials wero of tho very best. I went
unattended, and vascompeUed to rely
: altogether upon aa iutorpreter whose
rvioe I secured, in .Shanghai. But it
eema that tho viceroy had issued nn or
4er that ny 'person was sacred, and thjs
doubtlessly aCc'otints for the universal
courtesy and attention I met with on
erery lianA. , ,. , , . .
"I do opt , doubt ot v? bat this atten
Upn.waa very largely duo to the lavish
xpendituro of money. It is a univer
sal custom is China to pay tribute to
verythlng and everybody, and in that
country no official considers it a crime
to accept a bribe. In fact they do not
considor it as a bribe, bat rather as ono
of their legitimate perquisites. I started
in with the Chinamen who handled my
my first super
in China. Of conrso I had to eat with
chopsticks, nud I do not doubt that my
efforts to impress tho attendants who
-wero constantly about mo with an idea
that I was thoroughly accustomed to
everything Chinoso accounted largely
for tho many Biibdued smiles I noted on
tho stolid couuteuancos of thoso who
served mo, I cannot say that this sup
per, or in fact nny other meal of which I
partook 'whllo in China, hod that self
satisfying result 'that good old fash
ioned beefsteak and potatoes ha vo for mo
in America. To uo perfectly frank, i
wont hungry most of tho tiue, and that
was my conuitiou on, tho night l was
presented to LI Hung Chang, tho prime
minister of China.
"Shortly after dark a high official of
tho government called upon mo, and
tnrougli my interpreter informed me
that my presence was demanded at the
imperial mansion. I had on my drcbs
coat, which made mo nil tho moro out
of keeping with tho elaborate costumes
of tho richly clad Chinamen about me.
Flanked on either sfdo by one of these
gayly drossod Chinamen, I marched out
and found a litter carried by four sturdy
natives. Tho Utter was jovered'with a
canopy Upholstered in the richest of
Chinese silk., On either side stood a
swarthy Celestial, flaming torch in hand.
As I approached tho men bearing the
litter sank to their knees, so that I might
step aboard. When I was comfortably
seated the curtains wero drawn, the men
rose, and tho procession wended its way
slowly to tho houso of Li Hung Chang.
There was no crowding about by the
common people, as there is in America,
for tho common pooplo of China are sub
dued and disciplined liko an army of
soldiers. Tliero is no gaping mob tliero.
"I had heard that tho palace was a
veiy lieautlful building, but I was not
prepared for the sight that mot my gaze.
"THE PICKLED WALNUTS."
Haw un IcnnorliMt Hullrlird Somo Sub
Montclair, N. J., Nov. 17. Not long
ngo I took n jaunt out through upper
Montclnir in order to loosen my joints a
bit. I was quito surprised to seo such
beautiful villas on every hapd, nnd soon
learned that this charming suburb is tho
spot for tho man who delights in wind
mills, reindeer, black swans and pea
cocks. And I noticed also that every place
bad n namo after tho English fashion.
Even houses standing on fifty foot lots
wero called Skyhnrst, Cloudvalo, tho
Cedars, etc. Whilo musing upon tho nb
mirdity of a ridiculous fashion I met a
man. As ho bad on n loud checked suit
nnd a Binglo barreled eyeglass I con
cluded that ho must belong In that
"Good morning," I Bald; "uo you Be
long around hore'r"
"Yes," ho replied. "I havo belonged
around hero for something like six years,
but I nm not going to belong around
hero longer than tho time It will rcqutro
to get to tho station after tho moment
my lenso expires."
"Don't you like tho place? It cortninly
Beems very beautiful."
"It is beautiful," replied my friend.
"It is altogether too bouutiful for me.
I want a lonely old fashioned placo.
You sco these intensely English clothes
nnd tho eyeglass?"
"I do," I replied.
"Well," bo continued, "I deteBt them,
but I lmvo to wear them to match the
placo in which 1 Hvo. I also htivo to cut
tho horses tall for tno boiiio reason,.
and I just long to got out of hore to get
into a homely suit of United States
clothing once more, and give tho horse's
tall u chonco to grow long enough to
brush tho files off tho small of his back."
"Tho thing I don't liko nbout it," I re
plied, "is this ridiculous custom of nam
ing the places. Now what sense is there
in calling a $5,000 house on n $200 lot
"Do you know I antagonized every
ono ubout hero by calling my place
now what do you think I called it';"
;Plne Viow?'; I suggested.
".No; guess once more."
"Hazelhurst? "I ventured to reply.
"No; you nro wrong again, I did no:
call it by (any pictnresquo, misleading
name; I called it tho Picklod Walnuts.
And I gave it this namo to burlesquo
tho system of naming small places tit
"And you say your neighbors didn't
,lThoy did not, bocauso I painted tho
name on a stono nt tho gnto. And then,
to gpt qycii with them, I called thostablo
Blythcdalo Terrace, tho dog houso Nan
ticou Lodge, and tho hennery tho Slip
"And what did the people sayr'
"I don't know what they did not say.
I think thoy aro talking yet. And if
thoy are -nb't thoy will be when thoy
learn 'that I hayo called tho ramshackle
house in which my coachmau lives
Westminstor'hall. If you want to live
out here youve got to bo English from
head to foot, and wear a Binglo beveled
eyeglass and white duck uppers and
play criiiket. But I'll got out ns soon as
I can,' and when I once moro get into a
ton dollar suit of clothes, and grow n
tall on tho horso, I'll apply for paper
of American citizenship." Then ho
passed on, trembling with emotion.
I It. K. MUNKITTHICK.
It Supplies a
-Coi) felt VJLaijt
NEW FUR STORE
Recently opened In the new Y M. C. A. Building on N Street. Mr. Voelker Is
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Tailor-Made Fur Garments
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Repair Work of All Kinds
You are lnlted to call and see my stock of goods, and get Information as. to tailor
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Y. M. C. A- Bldg.
For Pure Ice Cream and
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Tlie Bon Ton
Telephone) -C7. 12 Ol2 F Street.
Geo. Meicftleirie, Propr.
BHKERY (5 GONF'CTi'ONeRYS
Coffee and Light Lunches nt nl Iour
143 S. 1 1th Street.
has just received a lot of new
Kabob Sweet Pickles, - - 25c qt.
'Importer! 'Chow Chow, - - 20c "
Sweel Blossbm Peas, - - 25c can
Fancy Queen Olives, - - 40c qt,
Fancy Small Olives, - - 20c "
H. X, Fall Cream Cheese, - 20c lb,
Extra F'cy Sliced Pineapples, 20c can
A FULL LINE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
3T ORDER EARLY.
We have just employed a skillful workman from the East, who Is fully compntee
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to make all rcpal
320 South Eleventh stree
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