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TUB OMAHA DAILY BEE : SUNDAY , SEPTEMBER 10 , 189J. f
MARCH OF COREA
Ac Audlonco with His Mnjestj , the King ,
In the Royal Palace
HOW HE LOOKS , ACTS AND TALKS
The American Minifler nnd Frank Carpen
ter Fay Tieir Respects.
PASSED THE GATE RESERVED FOR ROYALTY
The Oircultoua and Devious Causeways
Leading to the Etng'a Quarters.
RADIANT IN RED GOWN AND GOLD BRAID
Surrounded l > y I'limpmn MlnUlern , GuiirtU ,
Counties * Servant * mid Eunuchs An In
terview with the Crown rrlnco The
Queen a * tin Uuvoitlroppcr.
( Copyrighted. 1SSI , by Frank O. Carjvcnlor. )
One of the most Interesting men In the
world today is tlie king of Ccrca. The
war between China and Japan Is being fought
over him , nnd the future of Asia Is In
volved In the struggle. The- king Is the
absolute rlller of 12,000,000 people. The land of
Corea belongs practically to- him , and the de
velopment of Its Immense natural resources
In gold ! and coal , which Is sure to tccur
after the war Is over , may make him one
of the richest kings In the world.
I had an audience -with him six years ago ,
'anil I met him In cno of his palaces in
Seoul Just before the outbreak of the pres-
'ont rebellion. ifo. received me with the
highest of honors , and I am , I believe , the
only strictly private American whs has ever
gone through the Imperial door of the great
gale which leads Into Ills palace city.
The king's r-itaces cover nearly 1,009 acres.
They lie at the foot of a ragged gray moun
tain , and a thick -wall of stone as high as
a two-story house runs around them , This
-wall Is entered by a half dozen great gates ,
at which , day and night , soldiers are sta-
1 tloned to see that only the proper people go
In. Each Kale has Ita own rank , and
there are special entrances for servants nnd
low nobles. The great central gate Is ro-
serted for the highest , It has three doors ,
nnd the middle one of them Is kept "for
royalty alone , and only kings nnd princes ore
supposed to go through It. I see that the
papers state that General Clarence Great-
house , the king's foreign adviser. Is the
only American who ever entered the palace
city through this dor. This Is not true.
The same honor was accorded last May to
Minister Sill , Dr. II. N. Allen and also to
This Is how It happened. The Corean offi
cials , who put on great airs , have been try
ing to lessen the rank of the foreigners in
tha eyes of the people. They have made a
back entrance to the palace for them , and
they proposed to Inaugurate this by thus
lilting In our new minister , Mr. Sill , who
had arrived In Corea during my stay. Min
ister Sill , however , refused to accept their
proposition. lie said ho represented the
president of the ynlted States , end that
our president was as big as any k'ng on the
globe. If there was a gate for kings he
thought ho ought to go through It , nnd he'
sent word to the department that he would' '
cunie at the time appointed to this big gate ,
and If he was not admitted there ho would
murn to his legation. This message made"
the faces of the king's ofllclals turn from
the color of Jersey cream to skimmed milk.
They saw that there -would be trouble , and
they referred the matter to the king. Now ,
his majesty has more brains than all of his
ministers. He Is packed full of common
sense and he at once1 became very angry.
IIo not only said that the minister should
go through the chief gate , but he sent his
own chair and servants that he might ride
there In state. I don't know that here - <
membcred me from my past Interview , but
ho wag told that I wanted to meet him , ,
and ho said that he would give me a special' '
nudlcnco after that of the minister was ]
I wish I could show you how \v < * marched
through the city on our way to the King ,
Our procession of soldiers and servants was
nt least 100 feet long , and we rode in
chairs borne by big-hatted ccolles , The
l < lni's chair shone like gold In Its brass
trimmings , and It hal mahogany panels.
My chair was covered with navy blue silk ,
nnd Dr. Allen rode In a gcrgeous sedan of
green. We had a couple of Corean nobles
KO with us as Interpreters , and these were
gorgeously dressed. The minister , Dr.
Allen and myself had on plug hats , balled
slilrts and swallow-tall coats. The
Korwuits who came from the palace were
dressed Invhlto gowns , belted In at the
waist , with sashes of green. The soldiers
wore blue coats nnd plum' colored pants ,
and out ot the back of their black fur hats
were tassels ot the. brightest vennlH'on ,
each ot which was as big as a fly brush.
Oh , It was gay.
PATH TRODDEN ONLY UY KINDS.
In this way wn went down the Pennsyl
vania avenue of Seoul. Our kcRos ran In
front and howled out to the common people
to get out cf ths way for the great men who
camp. Men and women were crowded up
tn the nails. Bullock carts were driven
down the side streets with , a rush. The
people who smoked took their pipes out of
their mouths and held them behind them
Women with green coat : over I heir heads
scampered Into their houses , and the eyes
ot all were so stretched out at the s ght
that they lost their almond shape and bscame
circular In Cornier. It was so until we
reached th gate of the palace. Here our
sokllers put down the chairs , and , accom
panied by our punpous Corean Interpreters ,
we walked toward the gate. Midway on
thfr pljlform we were met by onu of the
high clllclals of the Mug , clad In a gor
geous green gown , ulth a stork of white
allk embroidered on a backgrounJ ot gold
ami u fet square upon his biuast. lie
hail a similar squrrs of embroidery upon
hii < back , end as I locked at him It struck
me that with it g.ud revolver a man could
kill both of these embroidered birds at the
name 11 trie. He had ibuut hli waist a
hoop uflmt seemed to be shell or hern ,
iHiddi'il with precious stones , and ho was ac
rompanitil by servants , who held up his
alum a-ul sort of lifted him along the way.
This , uas net because ho could not walk ,
hut It better showed his rank and style ,
lie bowed low. We bowed , and after a
khort Interval of diplomatic taffy giving
he led the way up to the- central gate elI
I he palace and motioned the minister to
w lk through the main entrance , He then
went through one cf the Bide gates , and our
Interpreters followed him. Dr. Allen ami
myself wore walking with the minister.
Said the doctor : "He seems to Intend thai
I should go through the main gate , too. '
"VYe.ll , doctor , " said I , "I think I will stick
to the party , and though I have no official
rank I'll see how It feels to walk the path
that , has only been trodden by the feet ol
kings. " I Md not forgotten that I was an
American prince. And so we three repre
sentatives of the royally of the United States
marched through the templellke entrance
The act In Ittelf seems little In Amcrlci
but It a a very great thing In Corea , ant
every hero I went after that It was men
tioned In connection , with my Inlroduct.'n *
to other Corcaiu.
In our march through ( he city ot the King
thli gorgeous or line minister stalked alonj
In front nf us , leading us through greai
courts till we came to another gate , through
th center arch of which we pitscd. Then ,
vr Went on through other courts walled with ,
palaces , pa t servants clad In brawn and red
* nd by ofllclaU wearing all tort * of hats
and gaunt There uer soldiers everywhere
and ( latllnc guns .stood near Borne < ( tha
entrances. Wo pa ed through street after
street walled lth the buildings in which
Hie Ihlu king ami his servants , until we
game to a gre4t § ; att > , the ildo door of whlcl
. ilone * a optn , Th c ntril door wai
closed The secretary cf the home office
stepped through the side gate ami expected
ua lo follow. Wo had gotten used , / however -
over , t the arch ol honor , and we stopped
nnd waited for the main Rate to be opened.
The secretary thereupon changed his mind.
Ho came hack ami was practically lifted by
his servants to the top of a hill -where there
M-OS a new Rate , and ho led ua through this.
This brought us Intn the vestibule built for
the foreigners. It was. a magnificent corridor
rider , so long that you could not < > e the end
on you stood at ( he top and looked down It.
It was lighted at the top and at both sides
by beautiful lattices of white paper. . The
woodwork was papered with this wnJerul
Corean paper , which Is as smooth ns Ivory
and an strong ns leather. The door wna
covered wltli matting as fine as the -neb ol
a Panama hot nnd so thick that our feet
sunk oa softly Into It ns they would have
done had It been Brussels carpet. This
coirMor had many landings. We descended
from one to another by easy stepa , and
after a walk of perhaps a quator ol a mile ,
we came out of It Into an open hall which
Ioked out upon the gardens of the king and
gave a view ef the new palace In the dis
IN aonoEous AHUAY.
This room was furnished In foreign style ,
nnd the highest ofllclala of the king and a
number of Rreat nobles of the court were
gathered within It , Each noble had his
servant with him. Toll , broad-shouldered
men , clad In brown gowns and grrgeous hats ,
teed about as guards.
These are known as the brown-coated
tesos. They are the bodyguard ot the king ,
> ml. like the famed soldiers of Peter the
Jrcat , have been picked out for their height
and Btrennth. Nearly every one ot them Is
over six feet , and their long gowns make
hem look like giants. In addition to these ,
here were servants In red caps , servants In
> urple and servants with gorgeous hcad-
Ircsslngs of blue. The officials wcro clad In
heir court dresses , and the head of each
showed a tupnot shining through Its fine
Corean cap of horse hair , which , with Its
; reat wings ( tapping out nt the sides , forms
he otllcl.il headdress. These wings are oval
n shape and they stand out like ears , de-
lotlng tlut their owners are ever listening
'or the commands of the king. The gowns of
hese oniclals were of the lineal silk , made
very full They fell from their necks lo
: helr fact and nearly covered the great oIl- (
clal cloth boots , which made each man look
is though he had the gout and was nursing
Us feet ( or the occasion. The gowns were of
dark green , embroidered with gold on the
Breast and back , and containing white storks
> r tigers , according- the man belonged to
: he civil or the military rank. Each man
had a stiff , hoop-like belt about him. which
was fastened In some way to his dress , and
surrounded his body Just below the armpits.
These hoops weru BO large that they stood
about six Inches out from the dress. They
are emblems of rank , and you can tell the
losltlon of the man by the character of the
; old , Jewels or precious stones with which
ihcse hoops nre decorated. Some of them
were mad of a great number of small
squares fastened together by joints , nnd not
a few of these squares were of the purest
sold , Others were of silver , and others were
of green Jade , amber and other precious
stones. Kach of these ointials uore a rib
bon of woven horse hair about four Inches
wide about the head , and this ribbon was
fastened on by a little round button about
the size of the back of a collar buttopvhlch
rested Just behind the ear. These buttons
also denote rank. Some were of gold , some
amber and others of other precious ma
snEnuu INTO THE AWKUL , PRESENCE.
These men were all very dignified. We
were Introduced all around by the cabinet
minister ho conducted us Into the room ,
nnd WP then sat clown to a long table upon
which were plates filled with as
sorted cookies about the size of
macaroons. At each man's seat there
were champagne glasses , and the servants
opened a. half dozen or so cold bottles
while we chatted and waited. The American
minister hnd his presentation first. He spent
about half an hour with his majesty , and then
one ot thn English speaking officials came
Into this room and told me that the king
was ready to see me. Taking off my hat and
my eyeulnsses , 1 Balked with , tliU muo
through long passageways , walled with store ,
by red-capped , red-gowned xctvante. and past
Boldlcrs In gprgcoua uniform * , to the gate of
a large courtyard. As we nearetl this my
Interpreter , who was a high official noble ,
bent his head over , and his face looked like
that of a man In pain at a funeral. As we
entered the court he bent half double , and
as I looked across It. I saw th.it there was a
large open hall facing us. This hall had a
massive root of heavy tiles , and nt the front
ot It there were a number ot big round , pil
lars painted red. There were three entrances
to It , reached by granite steps guarded by
stone doKf , and the- floor was. I Judge , about
six feet from the ground. Within the hall ,
In front of a Corean screan , stood tbo king ,
\\lth two eunuchs on each sltlo ot him hold-
In ? up his arms , And about him uero a
number of otllclals , who bent over half double
and dared not look at him for reverence.
All of these officials httd the e gorgeous
storks or tigers on their brtasts. and they
looked at me out of the tails of their eyes
as I came up. My Interpreter got down on
his knees as he got to the steps. He crawled
along the floor to the front of the king and
bumped his head upon the carpet. Mo then
bent himself over half double and remained
In this position during the whole of the In
terview , whispering In tones of awe his maj
esty's sentences to me and .my questions to
The king was dressed In a gown of crim
son silk , cut high at the neck and embroid
ered with gold medallions as big around as
a tea plate. There was one ot these medal
lions on each of his shoulders , anil ono cov
ered each side of the gown at about where
the fifth rib Is supposed to be located. This
gown reached to his feet. It was gorgeous
beyond description , and It harmonized with
his cream colored complexion. The sleeves
of the gown were very full , and out ot them
a pair of delicate , shapely hands came from
time to time , and clasped each other nerv
ously. On ono of his lingers I noticed a
magnldcent diamond ring , and It seemed to
me as though the great solitaire must cut
his fingers ns lie clasped and unclasped his
hands , now folding ( hem together , and now
pulling one linger after the other , as though
he would crack the joints. About his nalst
he had a band embroidered with Jewels , and
his fet were clail in heavy oDIclal boots. His
head was co > cred with a navy blue cap of
horse hair net as high as a silk hat. This
came well do\\n upon his forehead. It had
no brim , and there \\ere no wings at the
back , as on the caps of the ofllclals. He
shook his own hands at me In Chinese
fashion as I came up. I bowed , ami I looked
him straight In the e > e while ue talked
together. I w.is not more than live feet away
from him , and there was a little table be
tween us. Above us shone the Incandescent
globes of the Edleon light , ami there was an
European carpet on the Door. '
PEN SKETCH OK HIS NII1S.
The audience was largely Riven up to the
passing of compliments , and It lasted , I
judge , about twenty minutes. During It I
had ft good opportunity to study the king ,
and I photographed , as It were , his form nnd
features upon my brain. He Is about five
feet six Inches In height. He Is rather well
built , but not heavy. He has beautiful bright
black almond eyes , a complexion the color of
rich Jersey cream , and teeth as white as the
tusks ot nn African elephant , His face Is
full , atul It shines , with Intelligence. He has
a thin moustache , and a few hairs ot black
whiskers. Ho smiled frequently , and now
and then he laughed melodiously. He * eemcd
to have a stone ot about the size of a boy's
luck ) ttone In his mouth while he talked , ,
and this from time to time got between his
teeth as he listened. When he gpoke It sunk
back Into Ills mouth , taking the place of an
old maid's plumper , or the tobacco quid of
our congressmen , I don't know why ho used
this itonc , nud I tun not altogether sure that
It was a stone. U seemed too hard tor wax ,
and medical chewing gum has not yet been
Introduced Into Corea. The king of Corea la
now 42 years old , and 1m Is In good
physical condition He li one of the ablest
rulers Corea has evtr had , and there Is no
harder -worked monarch on the face of the
His troubles today come from his ofllclals.
He had bpen so bound rcnml by them that he
did not know the condition ot his people ,
and he had littn hedced In as was the
mikado of Japan a generation ago. You can
not Imagine the pomp ot this king. No one
can go In front of him. He never moves
about the palace without there arc eunuchs
at hli tide to hold up his arms , and the oni
clals must get down on all fours anil bump
their heads on the door whenever he cornea
Into their presence. He spends hla nlghta in
working and he sleeps In the daytime. He
goes to bed nt S o'clock tcvry morning , and
uo on * dare w.ike him. About his rooms
guards nre stationed , anil all the conversa
tion that Is carried on near him must lie In
a whisper. He usually remains In bed until
half past C In the afternoon , anil In quiet
times lie begins his work In the palace when
the watch fires are lighted on the moun
tains about Seoul. These notify him that all
U well throughout the country , or 'the re
verse. These signal tires I will describe In
another letter. They lake the place ot the
telegraph , and from hill to hill all over the
kingdom the character of the fire Hashes
dispatches describing the condition ot the
people. H Is the telegraph system of the
middle ages , and has been In dally use tn
Corea till the Japanese took possession of the
land a few months ago
Leaving the king , I was , next Introduced to
the crown prince , who Is now Just about
21 years of age , nnd who Is
treated with as much veneration by the
people as the king himself. I met him In
another audience hall , first backing out from
the king , nnd going down the side steps of
granllo which I had mounted. I do not
think that the crown prince is &s able a
man as his father. Still , my Interview with
him nas short , and he seemed to be coached
all the time by the giant eunuchs who stood
beside him nnd hold up his arms. My In
terpreter had to double himself up between
us while we talked , and there was quite as
much pomp In the present presentation.
During the audience I heard a low laugh ,
which seemed to como from behind a screen
at one side of the room. I Imagine this was
utterfd by the queen or one ot her maids ot
honor. She often views , I am told , such mat
ters through a peep-hole , and , though It
would bo entirely contrary to olllclal eti
quette for her to be seen by a man other
than the king , It Is said that she knows all
that la going on In the palace , and that there
is. no prominent audience given which she
docs not thus Inspect , She Is said to be a
most able woman. Her family Is the strong
est In Corea , and her Influence In nil govern
mental matters has been % ery great.
TAIIOKT Vll.U'.TlVK -HEEMSI'tfJi
Preliminary rirlngr Clnsml In the I'nrblnr
uiut llltln Competition' ,
BELLEVUE , Neb. , Sept. 15. ( Special Tel
egram. ) Annual carbine competition , De-
partmtnts of the East and the Platte. Third
day , preliminary flrlng :
Name , Hank , neglmi nt ami ffi
. Troop. i
Arnold linker , Kt. , C , 6 cav. . 2931 I
0. M Hornerp. . , K , 6 cav. 27S 10 233
J. It. r.lnsvj' , 2 It. . 9 cav. , . . 233 " 131
1. 41 Fuller , 3 It. . 9 cnv. . . 2S2 JSO
L. roerslicr. Corp. , 1C , 4 cav 291 95 379
J. C. Proclor , 1 pst , I. cav. 2JSW US8J ns
Miller Teller , ttfit. . 1 > , cnv. 8J 12 472
Tims. Iliirke. FRt. , P. 7 cav. . SS 8 30)
K. W. Mnilen , crp. , IJ. 0 cav. 60 3GS
Q. A. Vntoinan , Bgt. , n , 9 cav 93 361
C. S. West , Kt. , A , 6 cav . . ; i 3M
Otto Kuntz , int. , I. 4 env. . . so 3,1
Jainc * L. * e , Corp. . C , 9 cav. . 87J 350
Annual rillo competition. Department of
the Platte , third day's preliminary flrlng :
Xante. rtnnU nnj 1
Sfruwnt Sluvi , 2d Inf 333
1'rlvale Kearney , til Inf 314
First Kfit. Merrilrr 17th Inf. . 32) )
Corporal Ilrpnnnn. M Inf. . . . 312
ScrKcant Atkln , ITth Inf. . . . 315
.Semrnnt Mllnnn , 17th Inf. . . . 298
Private Ilracli , 2d Inf 318
Pnvale Dnutn , 2d Inf . 290 21
Pilvale Dcuberry 2il Inf 301
I'rlvalo Jensen. 17th Inf
1st Lieut. J. A. 1'eim , M Inf.
Sercrant Knnpp , 17th Inf. . . .
AVpHtorn Troojw Goliiir Knst.
WASHINGTON , Sept. 15. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The general order for the movement
of troops was Issued late- this afternoon. Its
most Important feature Is the establishment
of Fort Meyer , Vn. , as the headquarters of a
cavalry regiment. The troops now at the
post under command of Lieutenant Colonel
Q. V. Henry are transferred to western
posts , the majority going to Fort Rlley. Kan.
The Sixth cavalry , under Colonel D. S. Gor
don , with headquarters at Fort Nlobrara ,
Neb. , are transferred to Fort Meyer with the
regimental bands and all appurtenances.
Four companies of this regiment were or
dered to Fort Sheridan , near Chicago , dur
ing the recent labor trouhle , and have been
there- ever since. The Seventeenth regiment
of Infantry , now at Fort D. A. Russell , will
be sent to Columbus , O , with the exception
of two companies , which will be assigned to
David's Island , M Y.
Captain Lowe Brechemln , assistant sur
geon , has been granted twenty-three days
extension of leave. Jesse Mel. Carter , Fifth
cavalry , granted leave of twenty days. Lieu
tenant Colonel Henry C. Cook , Fourth Infan
try , leave- one month. First Lieutenant Ileu-
ben D. Turner , Sixth Infantry , Acting Assist
ant Quartermaster Michael J. O'Brien , Fifth
Infantry , will proceed to Toklo , Japan , having
bcn appointed military attache to the
United States legation at that place. First
Lieutenant Charles L. Phillips Is transferred
from Battery A to Battery B , and First
Lieutenant \Vllllam P Stone from Battery E
to Battery A In the Fourth artillery. Second
end Lieutenant Henry D. Todd , Jr. , Is trans
ferred from Battery II to Battery B , and
Second Llentenant Edward P. Obern from
Battery B to Battery H In the Third artil
lery. Second Lieutenant William P. Pence.
Battery G , Fifth artillery , will report at the
Prastdlo of San Francisco , Cat. , anil Is as
signed to foot battery In the Department of
California. Captain Sidney C. Stuart , ord
nance department , will witness the test of
powder at the Sandy Hook proving grounds.
New Jersey. First Lieutenant Erasmus .M.
Weaver , Jr. , Second artillery , will assist
Colonel William A. JIarye at Fort Jlonros ,
Vn. , In testing a device for plotting nml di
recting the flro of batteries at moving targets.
First Lieutenant John L. Harbour , Seventh
Infantry , Is granted leave for one month.
Major John A. Darling , I'lfth arttl.ery , two
months extension of leave. First Lieutenant
Lea Keluger , Twenty-third Infantry , leave for
one month. First Lieutenant Charles F.
Parker. Second artillery , for forty-five days.
Leave for fou.r months is granted First Lieu
tenant Herman C. Schumm , Second artillery.
Captain John P. Story , Fourth artillery , will
proceed to Indian Head , Md. , Frankford Ar
senal and Bethlehem , Pa , , Sandy Hook , N.
J. , Newport , R , L , Watertown , Mass , , and
Watervllst arsenal. West Troy , NV Y. , to
obtain information pertaining to ordnance ,
gunning , armor and metallurgy. Second
Lieutenant Sterling P. Adams. First cavalry ,
leave of three months. Major Adna R.
Chaffee , Ninth cavalry , leave of one month.
Second Lieutenant Charles S. Smith , Twen
tieth Infantry , Is transferred from company
I to company O of that regiment.
MurxImU Dlil Not Get Their Ainu.
SPIUNGFIELD , Mo. , Sept. IB. United
States Deputy Marshals Haydo and Colto
from Kansas City have been having some
disagreeable experiences In attempting to
capture the Dallas county Judges who are
wanted by Judge Phillips for contempt In
refusing lo levy a. tax to pay fraudulent
railroad bonds , Hayde went to Buffalo dis
guised as a laborer and tried to arrest one'
of the Judges. Ho was knocked down and
tha judge escaped. Colte tried the disguise
business by posing as a Methodist preacher ,
but had no better success than Hayde and
tha county Judges are still enjoying their
Iiirl < hur t UhiilleiiKol " > ( live NutnFB ,
NEW YORK. Sept. 15. District Attorney
Kellons gate out a statement regarding the
attack of Dr. Parkhurst on Recorder Smyth * .
He challenges Dr. Parkhurst to publish the
names of the "ring of Judges. " Colonel Fel-
loua says : "If he does not , he has been
guilty of having talked about -what lie Is not
posted upon , or if h * iloes know and does
not expose corrupt Judges , ho is as big a
rascal as any ot them. "
My boy -was taken with a disease resem
bling bloody flux. The first thine I thougtt
of was Chamberlain's Colic , Cholera and Di
arrhoea Remedy. Two doses ot It settled toe
matter and cured him sound and well. I
heartily recommend thti remedy to all per
sons suffering from a like complaint. I will
Answer any Inquiries regarding U when
stamp Is enclosed. I refer to any county pt-
flclal as to my reliability. Wm. Roach , J. V. ,
Prlnuoy , Campbell Co. , Teon. For sale by
STATE EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS
Mcoh Interest B 5r Manifesto 1 In a Gen
eral Way Thrpn tout Uabraika.
IMPROVEMENTS fl 'THE UNIVERSITY
for tlioYrnr EzoreiU lijr Several
Hundred Hint of'lhij'y 1'rrrlou * 1'crlixl
Ile | > ortfj.f j > in Donne
LINCOLN , Sept. IB , ( Special. ) The rapid
and continuous growth of the State unherslty
la a matter of pride to every Nebraskau. Tha
enrollment during the past year reached the
phenomenal figure of 1,321 students , Tlie
statement mode by Chancellor Canfleld dur
ing the last session of the state legislature
" 1,000 students In 1895 ; 2,000 students In
1900" bids fair not cnly of complete verifi
cation , but of being .surpassed *
During the summer vacation various Im
provements and alterations have been made
for the enlargement of the work. Tha dif
ferent buildings have undergone a complete
renovatkn. Evidences of the brush and
broom arc. seen on every band. Halls and
recitation rooms are beginning to show signs
of activity. Professors and Instructors lire
busy arranging and planning their work , pre
paratory to a vigorous campaign. Visitors
are calling every day and are being shown
around the various points of Interest b > * ac
commodating guides. Inquiring students
dally besiege the executive office In quest of
Information. The prospects for a successful
year of work are very promising. The col
lege doors will soon swing open.
The establishment of a complete school of
music , Jn connection with the university ,
marks an era In the development of music In
the west. In the pasl thse desiring ex
tended study In this department have been
obliged to go farther cast. Aside from the
unusual opportunities for musical study , the
student Is matriculated at a. member of the
university. This Includes free Instruction In
all university courses , and will glvo the pupil
all the privileges of the regular student In
the library , laboratory and gymnasium. This
Is regarded as one of the striking features of
the new conservatory Already ever 200 ap
plications for entrance have been received by
Prof. Wlllard Ktmball , the- new director ,
Is a man of very pleasing appearance and
manners. He has studied under eminent
masters In both this country and Germany.
For many years ho has been director of
inusla In Iowa college , Grlnnell , whence ho
wag called to Lincoln.
The manual training department , although
youny , Is fast becoming an Important ad
junct to the university work. The- univer
sity has manifested In the widest degree Its
progressive spirit in placing before Its stu
dents a course not only of theoretical but of
practical value. Some have questioned the
utility cf the manual training course In edu
cation. To the thinking mm and woman It
can bo clearly seen that the university has
embded ! In all Its Instruction the broadminded -
minded and liberal l < feft that underlies true
education. The main purpose Is the training
ot the eye and hand In conjunction with the
brain. In no way lslttie | | aim cf this course
to make skilled mechanics ; although It maybe
bo said the rapid decllnp of the apprentice
ship system Is a strong , argument In favor
of manual training .sqhqpls. The student Is
here taught the dignity' labor honestly and
training bchools. . "
Tha courses In -/department Include
bench work in wood , wood-turning , Iron
and steel forging , free hand and mechanical
drawing , clay1 modeling1 and pattern making.
The shops have been enlarged and an ad
dition added during"tliofsummer. . The work
will be extended In all jlnes and placed on
an equal standard wltli the best manual
training school. ' ' ' '
The wc-rk of cataloguing and rearranging
the library has kept "the librarian and as
sistants busy during tKe summer' months.
To the casual observer * 'the ' library presents
a neat arid orderly 'appearance , despite the
crowded quarters. About 25.000 volumes are
to be found on the -shelves. Unlike most
eastern libraries , It lias never received a
collection ot books by bequest. Bach book
has been selected with the greatest earn and
with especial reference the needs of the
university , Upwards of $ S,000 are to be ex
pended for , ji > w boohs during the coming
year. This ' "money Is chiefly derived from
matriculation and diploma fees. The pur
chase of new books will so crowd the present
library rooms that they will cither haveto
bo Etred ; or the students excluded froiri the
library In order to accomincdate them.
Iton. William F. Gurley of Omaha will
deliver the annual opening address before
the academic and Industrial colleges Septem
The handsome four-story conservatory
building Is rapidly approaching completion.
The first term begins on ( lie 17th Inst.
Walks on the campus have been repaired
and many new ones laid.
The university green , houses have been en
larged and overhauled. ,
Workmen are busily engaged laying hy
drants along the- west ; .side of the campus.
This move Is made necessary for the ade
quate protection of the buildings from fire.
-The legislature has refused an appropriation
for the purpose of Insuring the buildings.
The expense of this undertaking has been
met by an appropriation from the teaching
An addition has been made to the spsclal
courses heretofore offered In the way of a
three years' course in architecture. This Is
very complete , covering nearly the same
ground as the course In architecture at the
University of Pennsylvania. It haa already
attracted much attention and favorable com
In the civil engineering department , Irri
gation engineering haa been given the Im
portance It demands by changing It to re
quired work. Opportunity Is offered to gain
a fairly practical knowledge of ths subject.
The two-fifths course here offered , supple
mented by the course -In hydraulic * and the
hydrographlo work of the course In surveyIng -
Ing , offers a valuable aid to the student of
Irrigation , In addition to this It Is proposed
to enlist students In the work of Investigation
of the water supply of the state available for
irrigation. This investigation has been un
dertaken by the department under the direc
tion of the agricultural experiment station ,
and wltli the probablp co-operatton of the
agents of the general government ,
DOANK COI.I.KOK AIM'AIKS.
Now School Yeiir Oprjia In a .M.inner
CRETE , v'eb. , SuntJ'ia5. ( Special. ) Two
weeks of the new farfioil year have passed
off very successfully. JJOefeplte the drouth , a
substantial Increase ) number of stu
dents Is noted. Al.j | cHyartmentK are well
filled with enthuslasttofyoung people- , and the
outlook for the year'ls'vtry promising.
Dr. J. H. Powers , $ ( $ ' nils the chair
ot living sciences , ; js , proving a favorite
among the studentsbod is In every way
a valuable addition tttiBbofaculty. .
The regular term reception lo new stu
dents was given by ilhrsiYoung Men's Chris
tian association anil It the Young Women's
Christian association ! Ormlie evening- Sep
tember 8. An liouriJMeii with Introductions
and chatting was fdUaridd by a short mu
sical and elocutlonat'fiprogram | , the whola
closing by a series algrand marches , led by
Mrs. President Perry , , , in.d LUutcnant Har-
L. M. Oberkottcr , of last year's class ,
passed through Wednesday morning on his
way to Japan , where , under the appoint
ment of that government , he lakes charge of
the English department In a large school.
A large * number of the students went to the
train to bid him godspeed ,
Mrs. Frank Bates , whose husband Is a
graduate of Doane , and his for several
years been a missionary In South Africa ,
gave a very Interesting chapel talk yester
Whltln library will ha ready for occu
pancy In a few days.
The Adelpblan quartet , after a brief vaca
tion Vlth friends and schoolmates hero ,
start out on their etcAnd annual tour. Miss
Chase , the soprano , and Miss Qlvens , the
pianist , will go with them as before
Commander Hardln has published the fol
lowing appointments In Company A , Doane
cadets : To be chaplain , F. W. Leavltt ; to
ha adjutant , L. N , Farr ; to be quartern s-
PO YOU Pat ) Cask ?
.Asking cask prices that is prices with no profits , added to cover
bad debts is one reason why we can offer much better value than
the ordinary tailor , who charges you $10 , $13 and $14 for Trousers , and
then commences to "gutss".about the payment of them.
Hundreds to select
Our Prices from ,
FOB . 7-
By our bright arrangement , you can examine a hundred styles in
a few , minutes Draped side by side for easy comparison.
Our $20 , $25 and $30 Suits to Measure
from imported fabrics is our strongest inducement to get your order.
No Goods Charged to Anyone.
to any part SOT.lt.lTL
of the country.
f. I. '
Beginning Monday and continuing- the week , we shall ; ' ' , '
offer our entire stock of
at the following reduced prices.
Our regular 60 cent quality at 40C
Our regular 70 cent quality at 5Oc
. ' Our regular 80 cent quality at 60c ;
Our regular go cent quality at 70c
Remember this is not an odd lot , or remnants , but the
" " choice of our stock which is the finest we have ever had. You'
. will never have such an opportunity again , as we must reduce
Omaha Carpet Co.
1311 Douglas Street.
After October ist at 1515 Dodge Street , Omaha.
tor. F. W , Dean ; to bo lieutenants , Henry
Miller and J. M. Kokjer. Noncommissioned
officers were appointed also.
HKIIM'KII WITIITIIK CASH.
Iowa rnrmtr Arreateil ut I'laliivlow , Nob.
for LnrcenyV1I1 Go ll.iclc.
PLAINVIEW , Neb. , Sept. 15. ( Special
Telegram. ) Sheriff Boyle of Lemars , la. , ar
rived In town last evening and arrested
Ernest Lembrecht , who has been living here
for the past six months , on the charge of
larceny. U seems that Lembrecht formerly
lived in Plymouth county , Iowa , where he
had a farm. Early last winter he sold the
crops , pocketed the money and taking with
him several mortgaged articles , left the
state. Hli came to this place and has been
living hero under the name of Lambert , Ho
consented to return without requisition pa
pers and the sheriff left for Lomara with
his prisoner this morning.
Clmrent with Stealing Com.
FREMONT , Neb. , Sept. 15. ( Special. )
Tuesday A. K. Uame lost his family cow.
Yesterday he found her In possession of Jesse
Wheeler , a renter living on J , 0. Smith's
farm , six miles northwest of the city.
Wheeler was arrested this morning , and by
agreement the examination was postponed
to Friday , the defendant being held In bonds
to the amount of $500 , which he obtained ,
and before the ink was dry on the bond word
came to the Justice that another * cow stolen
from C. J. Wllcox had been found on the
premises and Wheeler was rearrested and
again held to ball.
DUrnvervil li Itumlau TliUtlo.
BLAIU , Neb. , Sept. 15. ( Special. ) John
Me Keen , superintendent ot the bridge across
th Missouri river at this place , brought to
town a sample nf a Russian thistle today.
It Is the genuine , old-fashioned ono , It was
found growing Just over In Iowa along the
bank. He says there are a few on the Ne
braska side , but lota of them In Io a. The
seal Is supposed to have been washed dawn
from South Dakota nnd lodged on the bank.
fieriiiHiiy Prcfrrn the Tripartite.
BERLIN , Sept. 15. The lUmbuiger Cor-
respondenz publishes the reply ot tha Her
man government to the suggestion made a
few days ago by the Vienna Polltlschc Cor
respondence that a dual control be estab
lished over the Bamoan Islands. The reply
states that Germany prefers to abide by the
provUlocs of the Samoan treaty.
STATE FAIR A SUCCESS
Managers Confident that tbo Receipts Are
Equal to tbo Expena s.
ESTIMATES BEING RAPIDLY PREPARED
Dick Trillion's Injuries a tlooil l > vul I.em
bcrluus Thin Wat ut I'lrnt Blip-
jioioil lreat < jres of the
LINCOLN , Sept. 15. ( Special. ) The State
fair management haa not yet completed Ita
estimate of the expenses and re
ceipts ot the fair , but enough Is known to
convince them that the fair Is a success. The
rain yesterday , while Interfering \slth thoraces
races , made a corresponding saving In the
list of employes , and for the two tlaya prevl-
, oua th"re was such an attendance as has not
been seen at the State fair for many a year.
Yesterday and this morning ex-Uovcrnor
rurnaa and bin assistants have been busy at
the Lincoln hotel committee rooms , but uo
estimate can yet be maJo of the amount of
The various drivers spent the day In lookIng -
Ing over the city and took the train out as
soon as they cculd get it. Dick TlUlon's In
juries were a good deal less serious than
were thought at the time , and he went out of
town feeling well.
One of the most noteworthy exhibits was
found In the pens and stalls for the Hvo
stock. These extend completely around the
grounds and In each pea was found a perfect
spiclmen cf the class.
; LINCOLN IN DRIEP.
' The "strong armed" men got In their
1 work last night , ana as a result there wcro
eight victims oniclallag as complainants in
tha polite court this morning. Two ot them
were held up OR the principal corners ot
The acrobat , Louis Wcrtz , who was In-
< Jurcdwhile training for the specialty dis
play at the Selge of Algiers at Lincoln
park , Is Bald to be lnipra > lng ,
A young man giving the name of Qcorgo
Hess was gathered In by the police yesterday
and still languishes In durance vile. Qeorgo
had several dollars In coin on his person
and was persuaded to accompany a coupla
ot friends Into Bud Lindsay's place , whcro
he parted with hta slmoleons. When Rosa
was persuaded that he had lost his money
to a swindler hu became pugilistic , and as
a consequence Is now locked up in the po-
At the meeting of the State Hoard ot
Health ycstcrd.iy 1) > . O. S , Wood of Omaha
wau appointed to succeed Dr. Allen. Dr.
Allen ivati charged with unprofessional uml
dishonorable conduct , but the board found
him not guilty. Ho sent In his resignation
at the sumo time , and the appointment ot
yesterday Is to fill the vacancy. It In re
ported that'Dr , Allen has sold out and will
leave the state. Dr. C. F. Stewart of Au
burn , ono o [ the secretaries , was appointed
yesterday to buccecd himself.
Death of Mm. A. ,1 , I'orrln.
NEWCASTLE , Neb. , Sept. 15 , ( Special. )
Word was received hero this morning of
the death ot Mrs. A. J. Ferris at Norfolk.
Mr. Ferris Is n brakemau on the Newcastle
train and they have made this their homo
during tlje past summer. Mrs , ForrU was
iilHIcted with consumption. She had gene
to Norfolk a few daya before , whore her
JIK&T 11A1 > .1 VAlt llK
Kml > < * zzlcmeiit nixl M'lfn ilurcler M'cr
Slnrl < Crlnmn for Him ,
AKRON , 0. , Sept. 1C. IJy private dls.
patches It Is learned here that Myron R ,
Kent , under arrest In Minneapolis for em
bezzlement and as accomplice li ! the murder
at his wife , Is none other than William Pan-
coast , who In May , 1874 , stole $30,000 from
the First National bank ot Medina , O. , ot
which he was cashier , and decamped. Ha
had but a short time before received a largo
amount ot life Insurance his wile had car *
rled , anil thera was a Urong BUipIclou when
she suddenly died ( hat all \yan not rleht.
The authorities never succeeded la locating
him , I'unconst'a ' parents , now old mid la-
drm , live In Medina county. They have al
ways fondly hoped ( heir son would isomo day
return and make all mat ten right at hl old
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