long series about Korea under Japanese rule in late 1909
THE FATE OF KOREA Xll—The Popularity of Prince Ito Frederic J. Haskin ! jl'/tfWull EOUL, KoreaNo matter how |/k]r opinions may differ as to the Kk^al value of the net results of SHjk M i'rince Ito's administration 01 |r»ta affairs in Korea in the capa- IBmMMI city of resident general, no one can deny that he was pre-eminently the man for the place. That he did as much as could be done liy a man in his peculiarly trying position is beyond dispute. All foreigners in Korea are a unit in indorsing lils conduct as an official and an Individual. During his tterm of office practically all Koreans felt that their one hope lay in Prince Ito's breadth of mind, his sincerity of purpose and his abflity to grasp the fact that the oi:tslde world is beginning to look with an inquiring eye upon Japan missionary, demanding admission. Tho Korean porter, feeling "cocky" upon American soil, declined to admit him. The Japanese stormed the gate, battered It down, chaseSMhe porter Into the residence and slashed him across the face with a sword In the presence of the wife and children of the missionary. The porter fled upstairs to a bedroom. Tho Japanese pursued, and when the cornered Korean turned and fled downstairs he overtook him in the sitting room and wounded him a second time. Ulood was flowing and the Korean was crying for mercy when the children ran Into the street calling for the gendarmes. Now came the .soldier's turn to seek safety in flight.