Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, July 13, 1905, Image 3

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    Scnor'Jonquin D. Casasus , the new-
Mexican * ambassador to the United
States , has for many years occupied a
leading position at
the Mexican bar ,
and has been dur
ing a considerable
portion of this
time the chief le
gal adviser to
President Diaz. He
has given a good
deal of his time to
literary study and
work and is one of
nie greatest 1111-
; „ thJ cnUre
republic , bc'ing a master of Latin ,
Greek , Fr nch , Spanish , Italian and
English , lie has made an excellent
translation of Longfellow's "Evange-
line" into Spanish and has also trans
lated extensively from the classic Lat
in. In 1&8G lie entered the Mexican
Congress as a deputy and has been
successively rc-e'ected ever since. In
Mexico City he and his wife occupied
tho highest position in social affairs
and their home , one of the finest in
that citywas the scene of many elab
orate functions. It is expected they
will be equally prominent in the diplo
matic social circles of Washington.
They have seven children and are
Prince Michael Chilkoff , imperial
minister of railways for Russia , has
had .a varied experience in life. ILo
was born heir to an
Immense estate and
as a youth was
reared in the lux
ury which is so
characteristic of
the Russian nobil
ity. ITe had a taste
for mechanical en
gineering , and in
1S37 he came to
America and spent
a year in the study VRiycE CUILKOIF.
of railroads. Soon
after his return home the Czar issued
the proclamation freeing the serfs.
This resulted in great financial loss to
.the prince's father , and the old man
became very bitter against the reform.
Michael was enthusiastic in its sup
port , and the upshot of the matter was
a. quarrel. The young man renounced
Iiis' title and came to America. He
worked for a dollar a day in a Phila
delphia machine shop until he had
learned the business and then went to
South America. Thence he returned
to Russia under the name of John Ma-
Rcr. Dr. Francis Laudc-y Patton.
who says one can do just as much good
with tainted money as with any other
kind , but who par
ticularly objects to
the "cold-blooded ,
right-living rascal
who grinds tho
faces of the poor
under the cloak of
the law , " is famous
as an educator and j
theologian. He lias
been President of
Princeton Theologi-
r > K. F. L. PAITOX cal Seminary since
1902 , and previously , for fourteen
years , had been at the head of Prince
ton University. Among other pasto
rates that Dr. Patton has held was
that of the Jefferson Park Presbyte
rian Church in Chicago , and he also \
Iield a professorship in the McCormick
Theological Seminary. He was born
in Bermuda in 1S33 , and is a graduate
of the University of Toronto and ol
Princeton Theological Seminary. In
1SG3 he was ordained to the ministry.
lie has written several volumes , most '
of them being of a religious character ,
.and. has served as moderator of the
Presbyterian General Asserablj * .
John W. Hutchinson , So years old ,
sole survivor of the famous family of ,
singers of slavery days , dispatches
suy , has been
threatened with a
suit for breach of
promise of mar
riage by Miss El-
leii F. Wetherell ,
TO years old. of
Lynn , Mass. Dur-
1ns the anti-slavery
movement before
the war they ap-
p e a r e d on the
same platform ,
when she lectured Jw - "
on freedom for the slaves and he sang.
During his lifetime he claims to have
sung at 11,637 public meetings anti-
slavery , religious and temperance.
Ilutchinsou is well known in the
Northwest. Part of the time he makes
liis headquarters in Hutchinson ,
Minu. , which derived its name from
-this once famous family of singers.
" " " "
Col. "Bill" Sapp , a leading Kansas
.Democrat , is a descendant of a royal
.French house. One of his ancestors was
: a teacher of the great Napoleon at a
military academy.
- j
Franklin Thomasson , descendant of
John Bright , is soon to start a daily
paper to be called the Tribune in Lon
don to represent the Liberal party.
_ _ -
E. W. . Stephens of Columbia , Mo. , will
represent the Baptists of North America
t the Congress in London , ia July.
Weather Favorable Except for Corn in
Northern District.
The weather bureaus weekly bulletin
suinniames crop conditions as follows :
"The northern districts of the country
experienced temperatures too low for
rapid growth , but in the Southern States
the temperatures were highly favorable.
Excessively heavy rains from the central
and west gulf districts northward over
the western portion of the central valleys ,
while relieving drought in Missouri , were
injurious in places , and interfered exten
sively with cultivation. The conditions
on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts were
generally favorable. Rain is much need
ed in the southern plateau region.
"Corn has made excellent growth over
the greater part of the corn belt , and
except in the upper Missouri and lower
Ohio valleys , where rains have retarded
cultivation , the crop is clean and well ad
vanced. Considerable has been laid by
in Illinois. Missouri and Kansas. Late
corn in the Southern States is suffering
for cultivation.
"Winter wheat harvest is well advanc
ed in the northern portion of the winter
wheat belt , and is practically finished in
Illinois. Missouri and eastern Kansas.
Rain has caused injury to grain in shock
in Texas. Tennessee and Kentucky.
"Spring wheat has advanced rapidly
throughout the spring wheat region and
continues in promising condition. Some
rust , however , is reported from the south
ern portion , and on lowlands in Minne
sota there is a tendency to lodge. The
crop also continues in fine condition on
the north Pacific coast , except in the
Williamctte valley.
"A fine crop of oats is indicated in the
principal oat producing States , but few
unfavorable reports respecting this crop
beiii - received. Harvesting is in progress
in tho lower Missouri and central Missis
sippi valleys. "
In Illinois shower * benefited all crops
not yot matured. Haying progressing ;
yield heavy in north , elsewhere not so
cood. Considerable corn laid by in good
condition. Oat harvest begun , good out
put indicated. Wheat thrashing , fair
vield of good quality. Apples falling ;
peaches almost a failure , grapes and ber
ries promising. Potatoes , average crop
in north , elsewhere short yield.
Three Largest Auditoriums in Denver
Arc Crowded. '
The seventh international convention
of the Epworth League was opened in ,
Denver Thursday with three simuitane- '
ous meetings which taxed to the utmost
the capacity of Coliseum Hall , Trinity
Methodist Episcopal church and Central
Presbyterian church , the largest audito
riums in the city. Fully 20,000 dele
gates and visitors attended.
With a single change the program was
carried out to the letter. Bishop Isaac
W. Joyce of Minneapolis was slated to
preside at one of the opening meetings ,
but owing to sickness he was unable to
be present. The chairmen at these meet
ings were Bishop Joseph F. Berry of
Buffalo , N. Y. ; Dr. Stephen J. Hcrbcti of
Chicago , editor of the Epworth Herald ,
and the Rev. Melvin Taylor of Quebec.
Gov. Jesse F. McDonald , Mayor Rob
ert W. Speer , Congressman Robert Bon-
ynge and others made welcoming ad
dresses and responses were given by the
Rev. U. D. Atcheson. D. D. , Dubuque ,
Iowa ; the Rev. H. M. Dubosc , D. D. ,
Nashville , Teim. ; the Rev. G F. Salton.
Ph. B. , Ottawa , Onl. ; the Rev. W. S.
Matthews , D. D. , Berkeley Cal. , and
Northern Border of Texas Smitten with
a Death-Dealing "Windstorm.
Three towns in Montague county
Montague , Nacona and Salt Creek , Texas
were practically wiped out by a cy
clone which swept through them Wed
nesday afternoon. Three other villages
Gainesville , Belcher and Dixie were
hit by the same twister. The number of
dead , it is estimated , will aggregate near
ly sixty. The injured will total nearly
twice that number. The whole northern
half of the county was razed by the
storm and the property loss is immense.
Fortunately the tornado missed most
of the small towns in the section through
which it swept , but it took in the homes
of many farmers and stock raisers. At
Jacksboro the force of tho wind was
terrific. Tho Baptist church and twenty
other buildings were blown off their foun
dations and a number of buildings totally
destroyed. Baptist and Methodist
churches at Belcher were considerably
damaged. Dixie school house was entire
ly blown away.
The cyclone formed in the Texas Pan
handle and struck Montague county , com
ing from the west. At Montague the
court house , jail and about a dozen other
buildings were partly or entirely wreck
ed. The tornado lasted thirty minutes.
Hundreds of head of stock Were killed
outright by the wind. General destruc
tion was wrought through Salt Creek val
ley. The cyclone created so pronounced
a "drop in the imfcury that overco.its
were needed at night as far south as
Dallas , 100 miles away.
Owing to the widely separated homes
and the fact that in many instances
whole families were wiped out details
have been hard to get.
Japan's rice crop for 1004 was 263-
692,355 bushels , an increase of 25,254-
226 bushels over the crop of 1903.
Portland Jury If olds Acred Senator for
Participition in Land 1'rniida.
The jury at Portland , Ore. , in the case
of the United States against Senator
John II. Mitchell returned a verdict of
guilty as cnargeu.
The indictment on
w Ii i c h Senator
Mitchell is found
guilty is one of sev
eral found against
him , all bearing
on the great land
fraud. This one
technically charged
him uith using his
oilice for private
gain in connection
" 1L" l"V' " " ' " "
in Oregon.
The indictment was found Dec. 31.
10'JJ. and Con-rrevJinaii Bingcr Hermann ,
former connni < Moner of tho general land
ollicc at Washington , and George Soren-
son. a former deputy sheriff of Multono-
mail county , wore indicted at the same
lime. On the same day President Roose
velt removed from oilice John II. Hall ,
Tinted States district attorney for Ore-
con. Hall had been prosecuting the land
fraud causes and had been recommend
ed for re-appointment by Senator Mitch
ell and Congressman Hermann.
The first hint of the Pacific coast land
frauds was received by accident. One of
the conspirators thoughtlessly made a dis
closure to a special agent of the land
ofiiee. A ( juiet investigation was bejrun ,
and the further the government oflicials
went into the matter the more amazed
were they at the conditions revealed.
A gigantic conspiracy was discovered.
Through the uttering of forged docu
ments and their fraudulent registration
with thy land oflscials hundreds of thou
sands of acres of the public domain were
passing into the irrasp of the conspira
tors. At that time they had secured pat
ents for 40.000 acres , and had claims
filed for ten times more.
The frauds , it was early ascertained ,
were being perpetrated chiefly in Cali
fornia and Oregon. The plan of action
wa the same throughout. In California
and Oregon the States held large tracts
of school land within the areas selected
for these timber reserves. The federal
reserves overlapped the State properties.
It was with these State school lands that
the conspirators jiitcglod. In California
Iho la\v forbids one person to purchase
more than ( JJO acres of this school land ,
and in Oregon the limit is the same.
This small maximum , however , was no
bar to the conspirators. Dummies were
freely employed. Titles of tracts of land
were issued to bootblacks , servants , la-
borers , and any one who cmil.l be made
use of. If the list ran out mythical per-
Ronalities were created and lands were
placed in their names.
.Riibsiau Troops Shoot Down Strikers !
in St. Petersburg.
Cossacks fired on the PutilofC works
strikers in St. Petersburg Wednesday
inornins. The trouble was started by
Uiu arrest of a youth A\IO was entering
the works. The policemen who took
him into custody suspected the young
man of Irivin : * dynamite in his possesj j
sion. The latter , on being made a pris- j !
oner , drew a revolver and killed the po- j
liceman and was himself wounded by a j
bullet fired ! > y another policeman. The j
strikers quickly congregated on tho Peter- '
hoff road and Cossacks were ordered to
disperse them. Tho soldiers charged I ,
vising their whips and then fired a voi
le-v. causing several casualties among the
The Rii--.ian battle-hip Kniaz Potem-
kine arrived at Theodosia , Russia , and
asked for coal , provisions and medical 1
attendance. The mutineers demanded
that the authorities guarantee their Bafe-
ty during the stay of the ship. Theo-
dosia is oa tiie Crimean coast near the
entrance to the Sea of Azov.
Before the Kniaz Pott-mkine sailed j
from Knstenji a dele-ration from the
crew handed the prefect a proclamation ,
addressed to the representatives of the
nowers in Koumania. formally declaring
war on all Russian voxels which refuse
to { loin the mutineers. The proclamation
savs tho Kr.iaz Potemkinc will respect
neutral territory and foroiiru shipping.
The delegation requested that the procla
mation be forwarded to the powers.
President Castro will have to stand
aside until weightier matters are set
The cotton growers keep throwing a
brick now and then at the Department oi
Grand Duke Alexis has resigned as
high admiral of the Russian navy ; but
the navy quit first.
Mr. Folk will be remembered longest
as the man who lidded St. Louis for sev
eral successive Sundays.
The world will never forgive Norway
if she elects as President any man with
a name like Bjornstjerne Bjornson.
It seems that when it comes to filtra
tion some of those Philadelphia politi i-
cians show themselves to be men of sand
As a short cut to a fat salary at the
head of a corporation a Cabinet position
possesses advantages that are unexcelled
From Governor Vardaman , of Missis
sippi. Mr. Carnegie will 110 doubt be
shocked to learn that his is tainted also.
Suppose it was Japan that had lost
and had now sued for peace. Should we
have heard so much about "moderate
terms V"
A western railroad is about to adopt
wireless telegraphy for train communi
cation. Now , if someone would invent a
wrcckless train there would be cause for
Some of those Rossian worthies who
have been fattening on the war prob
ably aigue that the fact that graft is
unknown in Japan is another proof that
she is not civilized.
Iowa Board of Health is waging a
crusade against whiskers. This is a die
reet and unwarranted fling against its
neighbor , Kansas , where whiskers flour
ish on every patriotic chin.
Federal Inquisitorial Body Finds Trnc
Bills for Violations of Anti-Trust Law
and for Conspiracy Labor Disturbers
Also in the Toils.
Five large packing house corpora
tions and twenty-one officials anfl em
ployes of various meat producing in
dustries have been indicted by the
special federal grand jury in Chicago ,
which for over three mouths has been
Investigating the packing business.
The indictments were returned to
< jdge S. II. Bethea in the United
States District Court Saturday after
noon , and the jury was discharged.
The five corporations and seventeen
of their officials , as individuals , are
charged with conspiring in a combina
tion in restraint of trade and com
merce , and four men connected with
the traffic department of another pack-
Ing firm are charged with conspiring
to accept rebates from various railroad
The two indictments wore voted un
der the Sherman anti-trust law and
the Interstate commerce laws , and car-
ry , on conviction , penalties of one
year's imprisonment and fines ranging
from $1,000 to $20,000 for specific of
fenses. Imprisonment must be in a
county jail , as the offense of violating
either of the laws is accounted a misT
The action of the grand jury brought
no surprise to the packers. It uad
been anticipated for wc-eks by the
heads of the concerns and their legal
counsel. Thoy had regarded indicttc
ment as inevitable , the feeling being
that no other result would be reached ,
because of public hostility.
Under the Sherman law the corpor
ations , if convicted of violation of the
anti-trust act , will be punished by a
fine not to exceed $3,000. The indi
viduals named in the indictments
charging conspiracy in restraint of ]
tradchowever , may be punished upon
conviction with a fine not to exceed
$5,000 or imprisonment in jail not to
exceed cue year or both in the discre-
tlon of the court. The charges are
not felonies and do not carry with
them as punishments pentientiary sen
Arrangements had been made with
a surety company to furnish bends for
each defendant , and within thirty min
utes after the jury had been dis
charged the first of tilt bonds was
filed with the clerk of the District
Court , A. C. Buell. The amount of the
bond in each defendant's case was fix
ed at $5,000.
Chicago Jury Arraigns Both liiup'oyera
and Labor Chiefs for Corruption.
Fifty-three indictments of individuj j
als and a report , the vital part of i I
which deals severely with "Driscoll-
Ism" and its growth resulted from the
three weeks' graft investigation by
the Chicago labor grand jury , which
adjourned Saturday. Both employers
and union chiefs are arraigned for tht
corruption that is declared to have
been rampant in the last few years. |
Humiliation is confessed by the jury
In reporting the seriousness of the con
ditions which it finds. "Business men
of honor have paid tribute to the fos- j ! '
terlng of blackmail , " is the situation ;
that has been found and for which
employers are censured severely.
"Men high In financial circles , " the
report says , have sought to prevent a J ;
free exposure of the labor graft de- J
velopment , and ' 'the little evidence '
given by them was only to disguise
their own guilty knowledge. "
Two of the officials of the brick trust
were the only employers included in
charges direct enough to end In indict-
ments. Other business men , both by '
name and inference , draw the pointed j
comment of the jurors. Of the labor
men who make up the list of defend- [ ( ,
ants , twenty-six are charged with a
conspiracy to injure the business of _
Montgomery Ward & Co. Among
them are some of tho most prominent'
labor leaders of Chicago. Two others
are indicted for a conspiracy to Injure '
the Fuller Construction Company. I
Twenty-one union workers are charged ;
with assault with Intent to murder. , j '
John C. Drlscoll , Albert Young and ,
C. P. Shea are held responsible for j j
fostering the growth of a situation 1 ;
that the jury found to make graft' '
rife. "Moral lepers" is the designation '
given such men. Employers have aidJ
e < 3 the rise of these leaders in the de
cided opinion of theinvestigators. .
These labor men are found to have .
established a disease , the root of
which is declared so deep that the ; I
present Taws cannot furnish a remedy. |
Because of these alleged weak laws
Driscoll was not indicted.
Odds and Ends *
Mrs. James Kirwin died of apoplexy
la the ballroom of a New York park
pavilion. Her death ended the dance.
Lev ! Bevard was held to the grand
Jury at Newark , Ohio , charged with the
murder of his mother-in-law , Mrs. Fran
ces Wertz.
For the second time within six weeks
the chair factory of P. Derby & Co. , New
York City , was damaged by fire to the
extent of nearly $100,000.
President Roosevelt has appointed for
mer Senator Louis E. McComas rf
Maryland an associate Justice of tho
Court of Appeals of the District of Co
lumbia. 0il
Prof. Herman V. Hilprecht was exon
erated of the il11
charges dishonesty coui-
Injr from Dr. John Peters of New York
by the investigating committee appoint
ed by the trustees of the University t3f
Ptnoiyrrnnia ,
Plenipotentiaries Vested with Peac
Powers Appointed.
The announcement made officially
by President Roosevelt of the names
OJ ; the plenipotentiaries who will rep
resent Russia and Japan in the peace
conference at Washington carries with
it the information that the President
has been completely successful in his
diplomatic insistence that the repre
sentatives of both nations be clothed
with full power and authority to act
for thc-ir governments and to conclude
a lasting peace treat } ' .
The representatives who will meet ,
authorized to bind their respective gov
ernments to theconditions on which
they agree , arc :
Russian Ambassador Muravieff ,
formerly Minister of Justice and now
ambassador to Italy , and Baron Ro
sen , recently appointed as ambassador
to the United States to succeed Count
Japanese Baron Komura , Minister
of Foroiirn Affairs , and Kogoro laka-
hira. minister to the United States.
The appointment of the plenipoten
tiaries was made in the following
statement ' issued by Secretary Loeb
by direction of the President :
The President announces that tl e Rus
sian and Japanese governments have no
tified him that they have appointed the
plenipotentiaries to meet here ( Washing
ton ) as .soon after the first of August as
possible. The two Russian plenipoten
tiaries are Ambassador Muravieff , for
merly minister of justice and now ambas
sador at Rome , and Ambassador Rosen.
The Japanese plenipotentiaries are Baron
Komura. now minister of foreign affairs ,
and Mini.sUT Takahira.
It is possible that each side may send
one or more additional representatives.
The plenipotentiaries of both Russia and
Japan will be intrusted with full power
tc negotiate and conclude a treaty of
peace , subject , of course , to ratification
by their respective home governments.
The clause referring to the ratifica
tion of a treaty by the home govern
ments is not considered to detract in
any degree from the power of the
plenipotentiaries , who are vested
with as full treaty authority as Ia
over bestowed , an authority which Is
eminently satisfactory to the Presi
dent a.s well as to both parties to tho
The Japanese government had ei-
pressed its intention to vest its repre
sentatives at the conference with
treaty powers , but Russia showed
some resorve in the matter and the
government at Tokio showed reluct
ance to hold conference with emissa
ries from Russia who had less power
and who could undertake their work
with understanding that St. Pe
tersburg was acting in all sincerity.
The President concurred in this view.
He maintained that only by clothing
the envoys with ample authority to
act for their respective governments
could a lasting peace be achieved.
Tho President's announcement prac-
tically concludes the preliminary ne
gotiations for peace. Minor details re
main yet to be arranged but the con-
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ference now seems to be assured.
Closes Them to Foreign Fighting Ships
in .Retaliation on Norway.
The Swedish government has issued
a " proclamation to all nations declaring
the ports of Stockholm , Karlskrona , Go
thenburg and Farosund to be "war
ports" and closing them to all foreign
warships. The proclamation goes into
effect at once. The move is a precau-
tion against a surprise from the Norwe-
gian navy while the Swedish fleet ia
away ! 1 on its maneuvers. With the ports
closed to all except Swedish warships
the forts will have authority to fire on
any Norwegian warships attempting to
enter \ on any pretext whatever.
The closure also will enable the navy
department to carry out , unobserved by
foreign i naval officers , its plan for the
defense of Sweden's harbors in the event
of war with Norway. Popular feeling
[ in Sweden against Norway is growing
more intense. Those who a few weeks
. 1 0 scouted the war idea now admit tho
possibility i of a conflict.
Stockholm , the capital of Sweden , 1
defended by a series of forts which guard
the ' torturous entrance to the harbor.
Gothenburg ( , the chief commercial city of
the kingdom , lies four miles up a river.
Karlskrona. j situated on several islands
connected with the mainland by bridges
at the southeast corner of Sweden , is the
Swedish j naval base. Sweden has thera
one of the finest navy yards in Europt
and strongly defended. Farosund. an
island port in the Baltic , would be valu-
able to Norway as a base for operations
against the Swedish coast.
The Norwegian army , made up of !
local j militia organizations for defense
purposes , , numbers 30.000 men. Its inde-
pendent ] navy , heretofore employed ex-
clusively < in coast defense work , includes
Ifour J ironclads , four monitors , twenty
gunboats and several torpedo boats. The
council of defense in Norway does not
fear war. but has put its land forces
quietly in condition for active service.
It has provided a new national flag and
made : other changes in laws to cover new
rconditions. , .
Youth Meets Death and Woman I
Killed at Chicago.
Leo Reynolds , 10 years old , who came
from Whiting. Ind. , to pass Sunday in
sightseeing , was killed on the scenic rail
way at White City , an amusement re
sort , during the afternoon. Three other
persons wore injured , Mrs. Chas. E.
Brown being the most seriously hurt.
The accident took place while the
place was crowded. Reynolds and Ms.
Brown were passengers in a car contain
ing sixteen persons. The car jumped
the track on a steep incline and the
frightened occupants jumped or wer
thrown from their seat * . Reynolds and
Mrs. Brown became bewildered and
stepped in the path of a second car
loaded to its full capacity , which was.
rushin ? down the incline of the adjoin
ing track. The boy was caught beneath
the truck and crushed ! C. Worthmiller
was thrown from one of the cars and
killed on the Sunday before.
ic si N. MI IAIMF. .
Baron Roman Romanovitch Rosen ,
the new Russian ambassador to the
United States , was until the outbreak of
the present war the representative of
the Czar at the court of the Mikado , and
had advised his government of the prep
arations being made by Japan , but no
attention was paid to his counsels. Pre
viously he had served as charge d'affaires
at the Japanese capital , and was consul
general at New York from 1SS2 to 1S9L
Baron Rosen speaks several languages
and is an accomplished scholar and mu
sician. He is a state councilor , a cham
berlain of the imperial court , and a
knight of three orders St. Vladimir , St.
Ann and St. Stanislaus. M. Muravieff.
who was born in ISoO , is descended from
one of the oldest families of Russia.
Since 14SS , when the MuravicfTs came
into the landed estates in the province
of Novgorod which they still hold , they
have figured on nearly every page of
Russian history. N. V. Muraviefl was
years ago a secretary of state at St.
Petersburg , and in 1801 was appointed
president of the criminal section of the
senate , which is the highest court in
Russia. He ] > ecame minister of justice
in 1S03. and since then has reformed the
judicial systems of Siberia and other
sections of the empire. With his broth
er , tho late Count MuraviefF. minister
of foreign affairs , he was largely instru
mental in the building of the Trans-Sibe
rian railroad and the develop'ment of tho
resources of Siberia. He is now Russian
ambassador to Italy. Jutaro Komura for-
inerlv was Japanese miu'Mer to the Unit
ed States. being succeeded by Minister
Takahira in lfX)0 ) , and himself being sent
to ' St. Petersburg. He was graduated
from the Harvard law school in 1S75 ,
and spent several years in this country
fitting himself for an official career. As
secretary of legation at Pekin , just be
fore the breaking out of the war be
tween China and Japan , as civil governor
of the captured province of Antiing. fol
lowing the war , and as minister to Ko-
r < > a. he established a recordhich made
him a potent factor in the politics of the
Flowery F-dom. Previous to beins
sent to Washington he was vice minister
of foreign affairs. Ko-roro Takahira ,
Japanese minister to the United States ,
is considered one of Japan's most dis
tinguished and experienced diplomats. Ho
entered upon his duties at Washington in
1000. but previously had been an attache
of the legation and consul general at
New York. He also has served his coun-
trv as minister to Italy , ambassador to
Vienna and The Hague , and before as
suming his present position he was vice
minister of foreign affairs at Tokio. Mr.
Takahira is not of tne titled class but
lia.s risen from the ranks. He entered the
imperial diplomatic service in 1S7G.
President and Vice President Go to
Grave of Dead Secretary.
At almost exactly noon Wednesday the
bodv of John Hay was laid to rest in
Lakeview cemetery. Cleveland. Around
the open grave at the last moment stood
with bowed heads the President and Vico
President of the United States , members
r.nd ex-members of the present cabinet
and men who had in former years served
with the dead Secretary in the official
family of President McKinley. There
were many others who willingly would
have paid a tribute of honor and respect
to Mr. Hay. but it was the wish of his
family that the funeral should be con
ducted for John Hay the man they
knew and loved in private life , and not
for the brilliant and forceful premier
whose name is honored wherever clean
and successful statesmanship is esteem
ed amoni ; men.
The assemblage at his funeral and
around his grave was therefore small.
Tho visible honors accorded him in death
week in a ratio directly inverse to those
freely given him in life , and perhaps no
creator testimony to the worth of the
man could have been given than the
ouiet manner in which his countrymen ,
who appreciated his character and
achievements , stood aside at his family's
wish to take hostage of the future for
the endurance of his fame.
The events of the day commenced with
the ( arrival of President Roosevelt's train
at ! 0 a. m. and closed with its departure
at ! 11 p. m. The funeral itself was held
between 11 and 12 o'clock , the interment
beinj : at noon.
A memorial service in tribute to the
late Secretary of State John Hay was
held at the Church of the Covenant in
Washington at the same hour the funeral
services were being conducted at Cleve
land. Practically all of official Wash
ington was present.
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issue a hook of poems.
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complete set of Chopin's compositions.
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lyn boy , is attracting the attention of the
critics and artists of France by his paint
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humanity mentally , physically and spirit