Excerpt from Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 51: May to October, 1897
I may say here, though not as an excuse for any errors which may doubtless occur, that my questions could not have been more carefully asked, or the answers more promptly recorded, had I been on Korean soil. It is also proper to state that in every case the information was derived from Koreans of official position, and therefore the statements, so far as their own class is con cerned, ought to be reliable.
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