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mi-lEtehlij Courier CHATHAM, COL. CO.. N. Y.. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1905. No 27 languished Career a Man Who Rose Prom the Ranks. the Soul of a_Poet Possessed the Keen \Mind of a Man of Affairs. Author of Poems That (lurry the Heart Beats and State Papers That Have Made History. and more tlirect son or aipiomacy Even a greater distinction probably belongs to*falih, though this Is not gen­ erally known, as the moves made In International-politics are mostly In the dark. Then, too, It is hard to say what would or would not have happened If certain stops had not been taken. Yet to xne springs from which my Blood descends the first ancestors I ever heard of were a Scotchman who was' half English and a German woman ' who was half French. Of my immedi­ ate progenitors my mother was from I New England and my father was from ' the south. In this bewilderment of despite the veil of Secrecy enough Is! origin and experience I can only put {Boyhood, His Young Manhood fHUf Old* Age—A Life of Ac complishment and Honor. tonal Side oi This Many Sided Amer- -Author qf \Pike County Ballad*.\ I and Protege of Lincoln—Made Passible Balkllng of Isthmian Canal—Fond oi Calk dins Personal Cartoons. £OHN HAT has often been called \the greatest secretary of state.\ High praise that, when it |n re­ membered that the. premiership tie American cabinet has been held jrome of the most distinguished men * political history.' Thomas Jeffer- Edmund Randolph, John Mar- Jam ea Madison, James Monroe, Quincy Adams, Henry Olay, Van Buren, Daniel Webster. . C. Calhoun, James Buchanan, Ed- Everett, Lewis Cass, William H. rd, Elihu B. Washburn, William Svarts, James Blaine, Thomas ayard, Walter Q. Gresham. Rich- known to have created the general be­ lief that John Hay prevented a general European war from growing out of the j conflict in the far east. Leading up to this culminating role i on the stage of statecraft were many minor positions In the diplomatic serv­ ice. These boKJin shortly after the civ­ il war, and th\ first period ended In 1870. \But In these few years three Im­ portant plnees were held—secretary of legation at Purls, secretary of legation and charge d'utfalres at Vienna and secretary of legation at Madrid. The second period began In 1879, when Hay was made first assistant secretary of state, which place was held until a change of administration in 1881. In that year the young diplomat held the important and honorable position of president of the international sanitary Conference. The third period began In 1897, when one of the first acts of President MeKluley was to nominate Mr Hay as ambassador to Great Brlt- an( j | aln, from-which position he was called a little over a year late* to~go to the head of the state department, where he remained till his death, a few days ago. While at London such a com­ paratively short time. Hay remains both .In the American and English public mind as the most conspicuous of the long list of brilliant men who have held the position of ambassador at the court of St. James. Friend of Lincoln. Diplomacy, however, was not the only field In which John Hay shone. Politics, war, journalism and litera­ ture each furnished some of the lau­ rels Interwoven In the wreath of his fame. He was one of the private sec­ retaries of President Lincoln and was In peculiarly close and intimate re­ lations with the great emancipator. He was the favorite editorial writer of Horace Greeley on the New York Trlb- une. He was the author of poems and prose sketches and histories read with Interest and delight on two continents. To gain confidential Information for Abraham Lincoln be was adjutant gen­ eral to two or three commanders in the civil war, betng promoted to the rank of colonel. In addition to all his other accomplishments he was an orator of on an aspect of deep humility in any gathering of favorite sons and confess that I- am nothing but an American.\ Washed His Mother's Dishes. At the pleasant little Hoosier city of Salem John Hay was born In 1838. His father was a doctor in moderate circumstances, so that the boy was protected from the rough corners of poverty that have knocked greatness Into—or out of—so many of our public men. While the future statesman was very young the Hays moved to Illinois, It was Keld who Introduced Hay into-] New York society, and one of tht • match makers of the metropolis de I elded that the young author and diplo mat—Hoy was then thirty-six—was too eligible a bachelor to go unmarried, so she Introduced him to Clara Stone, the daughter of a Cleveland millionaire. I whom he married in 1874 I Colonel Hay's house in Washington I has a rather modest appearance on til outside, but \\ ithin It is artistic am' • beautiful. The great diplomat's chlel j fad was to gather cartoons made ot| himself, ami one of the rooms- of hisj home Is plastered with them One ot j the choicest parts of his collection con i slsts of the cartoons made by tho fa I mous Du Maimer, the author of \Tril by\ In manner (Secretary Huy was suave I Secretary Hay Expires Suddenly at his Summer Home. His Remains Taken to Cleveland, O., for Inter-j ment--Universal Sympa­ thy and Regret Expressed Newbury, N H , July 1 —Secre­ tary of Htate John Rav died at 12.25 . . _ . polished and courtly. He never ia7keL . tbi8morniD K The signs immedi- and it was in the common schools of) In vigor, however, and often startled \ atelv preceding h is death were those that state that be began his education John was a prize Sunday school schol­ ar and always took the prizes for memorizing verses. This created envy -in the breasts of the other boys, and 1 the diplomats of Europe by the oiig ', of pulmonary* embolism. Mr inallty of his moves. He did not be Hay's condition during all of Fii- lleve in the indirect methods of old day had been entirely satisfactory, time diplomacy and pushed matters to Mra. Hay and Drs Scudder and . a conclusion He spoke many Ian- Murphy were at the they decided to humiliate the Sunday guages, and his grasp of affairs was school teacher's pet. Hearing that he truly world wide. washed dishes for his mother and that he wore a large sleeved apron In doing so, they decided to take around some girls of whom John was rather fond and surprise him in the dish washing operation. He promptly appeared with a large pan full of dirty water In bis hands and as promptly threw the con­ tents over his tormenters. After that J. A. EDGBRTON. HOW TOGO WON. HI* Incident s Tim t Contribute d to Victory la tb e Sea of Japan. While the outcome of the naval battle in the -sea of Japan was quickly made known by cable, the curiosity of he was permitted to wash his mother's , naval experts as to the means by which ,,,„! ,„ „„„„„ !o victory so unexpectedly decisive was brought about remained for weeks un­ satisfied, says Harper's Weekly. Not until June 19 was some light upon the details bf the engagement obtained through Tokyo newspapers, ^copies of which then reached Victoria, 3J. C. I It appears that soon afterithe firing began many of, the RusTdafe seamen , and gunners became panle| stricken. ( Two gun crews on the Dlntitri Don- skol mutinied wheu tbe presdnce of the dishes in peace. The education was pursued at an academy in Springfield and finished at Brown university at the age of twenty. Mr. Hay afterward took a degree of A. M. and was given LU D 's from va­ rious institutions all over the country. It Is hard tor a man of fame to escape the LL. D.-lug process. A Popular Boy la College. One of Hay's college mates de- THfi LATE JOHN JiAX. l^'JLi- ^ „ u „ *w«—' uower- one scnaiariy Hnish, two of his fe^^ 8 T ^t att l^temoat'aotew»-tfey efforta having been te ffi Wtato M haveshone.in this- J ^^^Vtfltcr Scott andtiio me- f&3S&*%£*** - mortal oration oh-the death of \?l?Hanrl ^ ^ ax,.*tltlQayot4fatln ,e^ mk'm^^mmiaj^k ^amialtr (tat frteoTrsoJtttfe. tjJaantql' ,fty,3a'w\i& SpjAagflblS ^nfivmy.politics scribes him as a rosy cheeked young- ' enemy was suspected, and Hiielr offl ster, the best writer and most popular 1 C ers could only keep them at work boy in the university, usually sunshiny, 'by threatening to shoot them down- hut occasionally attacked by the blues, 1 The assumption that a battleship can- when he handed out verbal vitriol to j not-be -sunk ,by. gun: fire wis exploded. friend and foe alike. Even then his T t is now undisputed thal.the J3aUabl**{-patby oa.Va» occasion of\ the death caustic wit was In evidence, and the an( j sonveroff were sunk by.Japanese ~ ....... •other bora learned to leave him alone ,guns. The fact may be attributed to on his off days, which fortuuately-were j armor plates of inferior quality, but not frequent. He had a prodigious ( anot her plausible explanation is that memory, a fact of which he was not these ^vessels owed their fate to the proud.. He was proud of his essays, Deavy 8ea runn ing at the timet The however, and memorized nearly all of j apuuese nod long beeu practiced In them. He wrote verse then, but not of | flrlng upder 8Ucn conditions, and. when the \Jim Bludso\ variety. That came later. Returning to Springfield, young Hay studied law and was. admitted to the bar. In tbe campaign of 1860 he stumped the state for Lincoln. Upon his election the great war president made Hay his assistant private secre­ tary. It was during tbe dark days of the conflict that the young man wrote his famous poem, \Little Breeches,\ an effort that he did not appreciate at the time and which he has never rated at Its true worth since. To cheer the pres­ ident In oue of the blackest hours of the war Hay wrote the verses to him. and Lincoln liked It so well that he lu sisted on Its publication. As a conse­ quence the asslstaut private secretary awoke one morning, like Byrou, to find himself famous. The Advent of \Jim Bludso.\ It was not nntil 1871, however, that \Pike County Ballads,\ coutalnlng \Little Breecbes,\ 'Jim Bludso,\ ' BHU- ty Tim\ and other famous dialect po­ ems, appeared. In later life Hay tried I to forget that he had written these. but-< the public would uot have It. Others delighted to remember these rough verses, so full of human ' nature} 1 hu­ mor and pntho3, even though their au­ thor did not. AxdlstlngulshPd English­ man once said that \Jim Bludso,\\ he who would \'hoia her nozzle ag'iu the bank till the last galoofs ashore,\ was one of the most popular poems In Eug- land. It was also in 1871 that \Castlllan Days\ canie out, which Horace Gree­ ley declared the ibest book of travel he, had ever read.* A year later appeared Hay's translation of \Castelar's De­ mocracy In Europe.\- It was not till 1S90, however, that Hay'* most fa­ mous book, \Abraham.' Lincoln; a His­ tory,\ was pubHshed, anU the 'same yearscame a-later edIOon/of llAj^oems.1 SobixJS: Kleolay; j ^cdlnla^iffier secre-' the Russian battleships were rolling, and exposing unprotected potts Togo'ar gunners scored many hits. 7 Much credit for the result is ascribed by Russian survivors to the Japanese torpedo craft. Of the three torpedo boats lost by Togo, one. It seems, was disabled wheu only 400 yards d Is tail t from a Russian battleship, whereupon another torpedo boat darted in and took off the former's crew while she was In a sinking condition. The report that submarines pur­ chased In tbe United States were used by the Japanese has been more than once denied, but on June 2 the censors permitted the Japan Advertiser to state that the Japanese did avail themselves of submarines In the strait of Tsushi­ ma and that these vessels greatly con­ tributed to the early rout of the Rus­ sians. were at the secretary's bedside when the end came. The secretary bade good night to bis wife.and to his attending physicians about 10 o'clock at the close of one of the best days he had had 6inee his illness. The local trouble was clearing up satisfactorily according to JUr Scudder. At 11 o'clock he was sleeping quietly, at 12.25 be was dead. The sad newa was quickly on its way to all parts of tbe world and almost as quickly there came hack to tbe stricken wife at \The Fells,\ their summer home, messages of condolence from not only the Preei dent and officials here but from tbe crowned beads of Europe as well The first cablegram received by President Roosevelt from a foreign ruler_ regarding Mr Hay's death camikirom Kiog Edward. It was as foHows .— London, July 1 To the President: I beg to offer the expraesione of mv deepest ayui- 0f your diatfDgufshBd secretary of state, Mr. Hay, whom I had the pleasure of seeing Very recently. His loss to tbe great country over which you preside will be a national one. Edward R Tbe ftmeral train left Newbury, N H.-, on tbe shore of Lake Suna- pee, Sunday Just before noon, for Cleveland, O. , the early home of Mr Hay, where tbe funeral was held tbis afternoon. President Roosevelt and cabinet attended. The man who gave up the position of chief engineer of the l'auama Caual for a $60,000 a year job in New York, aud whem heiretan TafTt censured severely for so doing. SHALL WE LIVE FOREVER? Chtcnpronn Telia How Scientific Dip t Will Mean KverlaMlnK Vlte. Everlasting life will come to man In body as well as In soul as soon as physiologists determine a scientific diet for him, says a Chicago dispatch. Such,\ lu condensed form, is the opin­ ion of Professor Albert P Mathews of tbe University of Chicago, who Is de­ voting his work to the creation or ar­ tificial life along the lines laid down by his former colleague, .lacques Loeb. In an article on \What Is Death?\ In the July number of The World To­ day Professor Siathews says: \What happens In the body at death? In the first place, there Is no definite moment of death. We are all gradual- fly dying for years. Tbe moment which Is ordinarily ascribed to death Is when breathing stops, but this Is purely or* bltrary and the survival of an old. be-' Mief that life was drawn In to the breath and the soul passed out with tary; collaborated;with Ha* : in.4ii^et^ e ^reathJ' of thetr-great chief, Nicola* jga^rtos' *\ -thVmaterlal and Hay writing\;the book. L ' 'Editor of %|^Yoik .^J It tvaS ftf ISW^atMr'/H^4 , l V 6oj5jai«'i ail editorial ml%^S^tK«fT^mie,'|i; :herdUie H began--,,,. rr _^^^ ! ^ racB^ves-jvWim^/Reidf'im ^Haertfllj $1 »lttcapenero'tea ^that^cH-was.a^ghrdffrelieipaiecja tain drjeIes-wlienlkeid_-.idBt^ *tn3^tag lion. (Hay) m$.-vo'u<$h3ai«l:) All causes of natural death, he urges, will be renewed by tbe new system of dietetics now being worked oUt^where- la the exact chemical nesedsiipf the body will be supplied In tiu^propor- Mnn«. . . - ' < '\y<z. 5&. --—. —r\. : — v '-\-:£S ~Wfciy; don't moto-ofctb> t ^rnjerii name jtbejr^rmsjrallioughtto TUwTFarmer^d'^arSSi^^ :^TloOT|ii£3^ ;6» >\ 8l6pe*in, .th^.jjrii. t«t«J>0ipr«J> ,n W Refuses $14,000 Salary. Fourteen thousand dollars is the salary offered to Dr. A. V. V Raymond by tbe First Presbyterian church,.the wealthiest congret?atim in Buffalo. Dr Raymond baa been filling the pulpit.ior several months without pay, but ho declines to give up the presidency of Union College at 8clienectady^ tfhieh pays him $3,500 a yea*; to accept tbe most prominent pastorate in Buffalo. At Electric Pare. For tbe weok commencing July JOtb another strong vaudeville bill will be offered. The bill for tbe week will be headed by Mr and Mrs Harry Thome in a sketch entitled, \An uptown Hat\ M'lle Latlna the physical Culture Girl and Vernon, the world's greatest Ven­ triloquist. There will also be five other big acts and tbe Electroscope with all new subjects. Wffl Have to go (o Work. Chairman Morton of the Equitable Life Assurance Society has an­ nounced that United States Senator Depew's retainer df <20,000 a year atSi the retainer of former Gov David B. Hill of $5,000 a year, both as attorneys, have been discon­ tinued. George H. Squire, a for­ mer employe of the society, bas salary of \|J000 a month.will cease July 4. r \' Twenty Innings at Boston. All record* tor' loag bait-games toytoJ» ; Bo ^C ^toife ^l^\ 1 ^^ _ ( .«;Pr*Tii*ui' r r^jcd,-. m t^TE JUNE WEDDINGS -v Soothern Columbia has Many Visits From Capid. Miss May Tvler vvas rmirried at the home of her parents in North Hillslale, June 29, to Claude Rowe Rev. Osman P Quyt petfcriuecl the ceremony Miss Grace Clark-, of Coouke lion Works, ami Frcl Rnaers of tbe ?ame place, were uuited in marriage, June 28th, by Kev Oauiau P. Hoyt, of North HilU'iale Miss Elizabeth Vaa Detisen of Philmont. was married on June 28, to Waldo C Hill, of Silver Hill, near Boston. Rev. Mr Aclorly of Philmont, performed the cereinonv. On June 28, FreJerlck Andrews of Millerton and Miss Nellie Bell were married at tbe home of tbe bride's parents, Mr and Mrs. DeWItt Bell or Cranville. Hev James E Lord, of Mt Epbraiin, N J v>lll •latiutf - J \ A quiet li..iii- weililine t\Ok nlace at to-' b- in.- \f Mr nod Mrs R L- Cannoii Hill-dile, .lune2fi, when thir dausl.t-r. Uiuce L. and J Fled Slmtt-! \f Phil.iini't «> re wended I'e- - S Sle ,iheii9 <>t Lakevfllc, Conn . offii iiit I Miss M«t\ Isabel Reynolds,daugh­ ter or .VIr and Mis Joshua Revnohls of St\i*ki\»rt, N Y was married to WilllHtn Wurreu Silllman of H losick N Y. last week The cer»monv WHS performed by the Rev Dr. Geotce D Hillijiau father or tbe bride­ groom mid lie wa* assisted tiy the Rev. Ed.v«td Du.lley Tibbits or Hoosii !<• N. Y A wedding whKb was attended by about ion relatives and filemls was solemnized at tbe Dome of Mr.^ and Mrs Morehouse Nusb in Mar- tlndale, June 26, when their daughter, Misa Matilda F. Nash was- -united io rhariiage to Chester W. Merirfleld, of Claverack. The NATIONAL GRANGER Next Annaal He^tiDg at Attntic Qty, N. J , in November. Tbe national graoee will hold its next annual sessiou the week be­ ginning November 13, lwufi, at Atlautic City. N J Ue»r« W F. Gaunt, master of the New Jersey . state grunge, together with the members of the Ne» Jersey execu­ tive committee, recectiy met the board of trade with representatives of the hotel men's association at Atlantic City and made satisfactory arrangements for the annual meet­ ing of Patrons of Husbandry Arrangements will be mad e for a display ot farm products With tbe co-operation oi\ all concerned this can be made the mos t significant and far-reacbing meeting ever held by tbe national grange Pa irons from all over tbe eo 'uutiy should now plan to spend a k -t tlii« famou s res -Tt. alu-it they may uevil their overcoats Kx< nr-n n rates will be especially arranged anl thoUKauds of farmers Minuld take advantage of tbi? opportunity to have a week's outin g after tbe work of the year is over bean notified that his ^enaionjorjj?^-' JaDiea L«rd, a former pastor of the Hillsdale M E church, per­ formed the ceiemcny. The mttrria^e-ot A &Iiss Pearl, only daughter of Edi^-P. Bryant x>t JNtillerton, to EliaiE. Caw,, of Troj, lias been annoaiicSd;' » »' f ggVhew Btyi^iiMtnreworJtB\ ue flfecracker. The Fota--Track News in New Dress. The Four Tiuck New* celebraTes th« Inauguration of its mntii v,.inuio »ith a uew ami hi^hU «rti«tfc ever, designed by Krauk H Froltcb who was tbe recipient .'f a silver modal from tbe Pans Exp. .\Itloo and also a sculptor of several of the tro ^t effective pieces of statuary at the St Loui-< EpxoM'ioti Tuc Cen­ tral idea of the design te(iiesent8 the OJoV >e, lndlcHtii 'tr die field of « the uiagazlW, lor no c rner ot the | Paith that is ao-eSMhle to tne traveler is outside the scoi.e of lis articles, or beyond the range «f Its ioMuenco At tbe top of the Globe is tbe allegorical figure of Progress in. her quadriga, her lour spirited . horses signifying advancement, her extended torch typifying education. TJje stage coacb, the steamship, tbe airsblp, -and the locomotive—hund-^.^ tualrts oi transportation—are si>g^;>w^ gestive-of travel audits pleaatfre^igK? and .praflts. In tbe central paBpl^j?^* each tnonta will appear a different' half«tone picture appropriate to the aeasoD. _ ^ }r~T>w Kmpjywi-Dowager nfflhmft h»» 'bulU lor herseU a ^.000,000 ? .tomfe^Tiw ^SttDese • people wo«W _-J \yegHf\f TTcheap even at that price, \t ^ey could only get the old girl —j iintblitT^.~ \ * '* Tba^87^r6c;i Tho otaQf* a vm ^ftiiue CQhSiWtJon. will ^W &igm

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