Korean independence outbreak beginning March 1st 1919

([S.l. :  s.n.,  1920?])



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«/e planned for the opening of the new term of Colle,=-e
whl ?^ °T T  f-^""!^ ^*''' ""^^"^ ^^'^  vacation which begaS March 5th,
'^i^^„*^f^.^*^?*=''*°>'*l*«^°a dismissed earlier than expected and dipiooas
givon without graduation exercises because the night before the dor¬
mitories had been visited after midnight by the firemen with clubs
?hfv.» r °^  the students dragged out and beaten. On April Snd and 3rd
M^^ff "^"^ f:  systematic canvass of the city houses and students from

anf o?h.?? ri^-'^'T^^*?^' ^°^^ °^ **^'^- ^^"^="' ^^"''^ °^ t^^^ dismissed
n? nn^ JL ® "'"'^^.p™'^'''' ^^^•'^t- '■'°^^^ ^^0'^  t^e Chief of Police to one
of our Japanese professors was that students entering the school for
the new term must be sent to the polioe station where they would be
^^^l^^;-^""  ".*?** '"^'^'^^ °*' ^11' ^°^  arrests were usually a^ompained
or iniu^'^f r^ -^'f ^?« ""^^ ^°^  treatment before any inv^stigSfon
enro?l ^ tL  .  =°"'^^=^ ^* ^^ impossible to expect any students to
and oi; n.t^orf    t^ ^^'^ Acadeiry two students came, one fomer student
Prof«o? «nl °f®'.*^ey disappearing, howover, upon the appearance of the
ll^lt      ? "^ 5^^ interpreter with swords *o came to inquire as to the

le?t i? iv „°^'''^° °^ ^^^  =°^°°^- ^* ^^'^ college one sLdent caSe but
left at ono^ upon hearing what the Chief of Police had said  '^■hethor

but 1^™,,^^^''''''^^S ^^^'"''^" *^^ °P'^°i^3 °f the achool, ? do not know,
but It may account for the non-enrolment of stuie-^ts

eath^r^rt ^"^^''O'^' al^"'^* 4.30 P.M., when most of'th^ missionaries had
fol^no Lfl f a prayer meeting at iirs. Holderoffs home, a cordon of g
police and gondames was suddenly picketed about our pioportv and nfo-
we^e ^oL^SoJft'T" ^"" ^°}^°'  ^^San to search our'rSidencet!' le
houL fnS^flt^ °  ^''°"' T''  °^ ^^'^ Houses.  I ii^ediately went to my
house, found the compound gates shut and gendarmes on guard, about twenty
K,'^^t™®^ ^S P^^ice picketing the compound and upon going in to the haise
found my wifle and children watching some sixteen to twenty gendarmes
police and detectives in ohar^ie of a procurator and his interpreters
lllltH  ^^^^^^^'^g ^^^ee rooms.  I asked the head man if he had a search
warrant and he replied, "No, it is not necessary." I said, "I oannot give
my consent to the search. "He then gave me his card and I said,"Of
course you can forcibly search, but it will be without my consent." He

^uifto^^h "r^\^^ ?^^ f^Sli*- ^^ ^^'^Se that as he was thf public pro¬
curator iie had the legal right to search even without my consent.)
They spread through the whole house and in my study and Mrs. toffett's
1?t?«^?'J^  " '^"^^ thorough searchjiSf desk, drawers, papers, bureaus,
letters etc., even going into my property deeds and safe,
h« ^?^®Lrf®v''°L™'^®.''?'' disrespectful and one of them said that
^v?h?r,rLi ? ^ ^°B ^v^ ^^^  *° ^° ""^ ^^  "=^3 ordered. However, it waa
anything but pleasant to have to endure the indignity of twenty offi-

?n o^flfr^nT''^ ^°^^2® **?? detectives take possession of evei^thlng
n?,.P^^ fr, ?>, ^^ practically nothing.  In ^ study among my secreta^-a
ial Sings?- 'i^^^^^eof iiis desk they found tho following inconseaueSt-

l.A copy of the program of the Prince Yi Memorial Service and the
Independence Service of March 1st written in ink in Fo?eI!
of Lt  ^?i »/T? °^  paper with a statement in Eorean of the number
of mon killed .at Anju and the numbers of those who had taken part from
the several villages of Anju, in the demonstration.                      *

the man ""ST?'?? directed to the Theoloiiical Seminary, coming through
T^L  i   ' ^^"""^^  ^""^ P°°* "^^^ °'^  " containing five copies of the

the ?lcrc?Sr-.^:'''-'^?'^- ^'''^ ^'^ "^-"^ '^^" ^ ^^^^^  Seoul^nd was in
•cne .^ecrecarys ujst where my Ko*ean letters are placed.

toJ;l^t°\f:-'  ^"^T® ^^"'?,I ^'■er seen before and the procurator's in-
ofS?he first twr""     ""^     "^ secretary also denied knowledge
v,„ -^-^tej searching the house, they searched the outbuildings, the snie-^t
mv ITbfp'^ a^ ^"^Pty ^-orean house in the lower part of the colpound wh^re
my Bible woman and her son, mj- secretary, had lived for yearVand which
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