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State Papers That Have Made History.
A Life of Accomplishment and Hon
or Personal Side of a Great Man.
' Author of Ballads.
HAY has often hecn called
JOHN greatest secretary of state. "
High praise that , when It Is re
membered that the premiership
of the American cabinet has been held
by some of the most distinguished men
lu our political history. Thomas Jeffer-
Bon , Edmund Randolph , John Mar
shall , Jamee Madison , James Monroe ,
John Qulncy Adams , Henry Clay ,
Mnrtln Van Htiren , Daniel Webster ,
John 0. Calhoun , James Huchanan , Kd
\vnrd Everett , Lewis Cass , William H.
Bevfard. Ellhu U. Washburn , William
M. Evartu , .latni'H O Ululue. Thomas
P. Bayard , Walter Q. Grcilmm , Ulch-
In peculiarly clone and tntlmnto re-
lntloui ( with the great emancipator.
Bevns the fnvorfto editorial writer of
Borneo Oreeloy on the New York Trib
une. He WAN the author of jiooins auil
prone sketches nnd histories rniul wltli
lutercRt and delight on two continents ,
To gain confidential Information for
Abraham Lincoln hi- was adjutant Ken
cral to two or three commanders In the
civil war. hpliiR promoted to the rank
of colonel. In addition to all Ills other
Accomplishments he was nn orator of
power and scholarly flultih , two of his
most noteworthy efforts having been
ntujdilresj onWalter _ Scott and the me
morial oration on the death of William
McKlnloy , delivered In the hall of rep
resentatlves In Washington.
The Ohio noeloty of New York once
gnve Hay a dinner , for anioiiR hU other
titles of distinction the great secretary
lived several years In Ohio. In that talk
he bewailed the fact that he was a man
without a state. " 1 was born In In
diana. " he said , "I grew up In Illinois ,
1 was educated In Rhode Island , and
It IK no blame to that scholarly com
munity that I know so little. I learned
my law In SprltiKtleld and my politics
In Washington , my diplomacy In Ku-
rope , Asia and Africa I have a farm
nrtl Olney , John Sheiman and others
almost as Illustrious have shone In tlil-i
Giant of Giants In Statecraft.
To nay that a man Is the greatest of
such a list IH to make him a giant of
Yet , measured by actual accomplish
ments In world politics , the late John
Hay measures with any of them , uud
it Is perhaps not extravapaut praise to
aay that he goes to the of the list
Certain It Is that he made the United
States the diplomatic center of the
world , that he maintained the Integrity
of China , that he opened the diplomatic
door for the building of the isthmian
canal , that he united the Anglo-Saxon
world and made America Its head , and
that he Introduced to all nations a new
and more direct sort of diplomacy.
Even a greater distinction probably
belongs to him , though this is not gen
erally known , as the moves made in
International politics are mostly In th ?
dark. Thou , too , it is hard to say what
would or would not have happened If
certain steps had not been taken. Yet
despite the veil of secrecy enough IB
known to have created'the general be
lief that John Hay prevented a general
European war from growing out of tha
conflict In the far east.
Leading up to this culminating role
on the stage of statecraft were many
minor positions In the diplomatic serv
ice. These began shortly after the civ
il war , nnd the first period ended In
1870. But In these few years three Ira
f portnnt places were heldbecretary of
legation at Paris , secretary of legation
and charge d'affaires at Vienna and
secretary of legation at Madrid. The
second period began lu 1871) , when Hay
was made first assistant secretary of
state , which place was held until 11
change of administration In 1SS1. In
Uiat year the young diplomat held the
Important and honorable position of
president of the International sanitary
conference. The third period began
In 1807 , when one of the first acts of
President McKlnley was to nominate
Mr Hay as ambassador to Great Hrlt-
nln , from which position he was called
n little over a year later to go to the
head of the state department , where he
remained till his death , a few days
ngo. While at London such a com-
paratlvelj short time , Hay remains
both In the American and English
public mind as the most conspicuous
of the long list of brilliant men who
Lave held the position of ambassador
Bt 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 nomc of the lau
rels Interwoven lu the wreath of hlu
famo. He wan one of the private sec-
foUrl 8 of president Lincoln and wan
In New Hampshire and desk room In
the District of Columbia. When I look
to the springs from which my blood
descends the flrwt ancestors I over
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
New England and my father was from
the south. In this bewilderment of
origin and experience I can only put
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 Hoosler city
of Salem John Hay was born lu 18118.
Ills 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 no many of onr public
men. While the future statesman was
very young the Hiiys moved to Illinois ,
and It wan In the common schools of
Unit state that he began his education.
John was'a priza Sunday school schol
ar and always took the prizes for
memorizing \ eraes. This created envy
In the breasts of the other boys , and
they decided to humiliate the Sunday
school teacher's pet. Hearing that be
washed dishes for his mother and that
he wore a ! arse sleeved apron In doing
o , they decided to take around some
glrli of whom John was rather fond
nnd surprise him in the dish washing
operation. He promptly appeared with
a large pan full of dirty water in his
hands and ta promptly threw the con
tents over liM tormenters. After that
he was permitted to wash his mother's
dishes In peace.
The education was pursued at an
academy In Springfield and tin foiled at
Brown university at the age of twenty.
Mr. Hay afterward took a degree of
A. M. and was given LL. D.'H from va
rious Institutions all over the country.
It Is hard for a man of fame to escape
the LL. D.-Ing process.
A Popular Boy In College.
One of HUJ'H college mates de
scribes him as a rosy cheeked young
fater , the best writer and most popular
boy In the unl\ci > lty , usually sunshiny ,
but occasionally attacked by the blues ,
when he handed out verbal vitriol to
friend and foe alike. Even then his
caustic wit was In evidence , and the
other boys learned to leave him alone
on his oft days , which fortunately were
not frequent. Ho had n prodigious
memory , a fact of which he wan not
proud. lie was prowl of his cssayx ,
however , and memorized nearly all of
them. He wrote verse then , but not of
the "Jim niudno" variety. That came
Returning to Springfield , young IIa.\
studied law and was admitted to the
bar. In the campaign of 1800 hr
stumped the state for Lincoln. Upon
his election the great war president
made liny his assistant private nerrn
tary. It was during the dark days of
the conflict that the young man wrote
his famous poem , "Kittle Breeches , " an
effort that he did not appreciate at tlir
time and which he has never rated at
Its true worth nlnce. To cheer the preM
Ident In one of the blackest hours of
the war Hay wrote the verses to him
and Lincoln Ilk in 1 It HO well that he In
slHted on UK publication. AH a consequence
quence the assistant private secrelarj
awoke one morning , like Byron , to find
himself famous.
The Advent of "Jm | Dludso. "
It wan not until 1871 , however , that
"Pike County Ballads , " containing
"Little Breeches , " 'Jim Dludso , " "Bun
ty Tim" and other famous dialect po
ems , appeared. In later Ufa Hay tried
to forget that he had written these , but
the public would not have It. Others
delighted to remember these rough
verses , so full of human nature , hu
tnor and pathos , even though their au
thor did not. A dlstlngulnhed English
man once said that "Jim , " he
who would "hold her nozzle ag'ln the
bank till the last galoot'fl ashore , " was
one of thi ) most popular poems In King
It was also In 1871 that "Castllhn
Dii s" came out , which Horace ( ! reu
ley declared the best book of travel he
had ever read. A your later appeared
Hay's translation of "Cantelar'8 1H >
mocracy In Europe. " It was not till
18HO , however , that Hay's most fa
moils book , "Abraham Lincoln ; a His
tory , " was published , and the Biuue
year came a later edition of his po < > ms
John G Nlcolay , Lincoln's other nerro
tary , collaborated with Hay In the lift-
of their gr it chief , N'lcolay gathering
the material and Hay writing the bonk.
Editor of the New York Trihiine.
It was In 1870 that Mr. Hay heeatno
an editorial writer on the Tribune , a
place he held for many years. It uus
hero he began his lifelong friendship
with Whltelaw Held. This two men
have many points In common , not the
least of which Is that both married
rlc-h wives. While lU'ld was In Europit
for several months Hay wna editor In
chief of the Tribune. John Itussel !
Young described that time and xnld
that \\lillo Hold had used whips on his
political enemies Hay used scorpions ,
so that there was a nigh of relief In cer
tain circles when Held returned "and
the young lion ( Hay ) was vouchsafed
the joyful manumission of the Inn
gles "
It was Held who Introduced Hay Inlo
New York society , and ono of the
match makers of the metropolln de
elded that the young author and dlplo
mat -Hay was then thirty-six was too
eligible a bachelor to go unmarried , HO
I she introduced him to Clam Stone , the
daughter of a rievelaml millionaire ,
whom he married In 1874.
Colonel Hay's house In Washington
| has a rather modest appearance on the
outside , but within it IH artistic and
beautiful. The gtent diplomat's chief
fad was to gather cartoons made of
himself , anil one of the rooms of his
home Is plastered with them. One of
the choicest parts of hU collection con
sists of the cartoons made by the fa
mous Du Mnurier , the author of "Tril
by. "
In manner Secretary Hay was suave ,
polished and courtly. He never lacked
in vigor , however , and often startled
the diplomats of Europe by the orig-
tnallty of his moves. He did not be
lieve in the Indirect methods of old
time diplomacy and pushed matters tea
a conclusion. He spoke many lan
guages , and his grasp of affairs was
truly world Tilde.
A Hriirded Frrnk.
One of the earliest of the American
bearded freaks was Louis Jasper , who
lived In southern Virginia at a'lout the
time of the close of the Revolutionary
war. Ills beard was nine and a half
feet long and correspondingly thick
and heavy. He could take his mus
tache between his fingers and extend
his arms to their full length , and still
the ends of the mustache were over a
foot beyond bin finger tips.
Impiirlniil Qu < > ntloii ,
The wasp was buzzing languidly
Sronnd the house cat.
"You needn't come any nearer , " said
the cat.
"I won't hurt you , " said the wasp.
"I'm half Hick today , anyhow. "
"Which half ? " linked the cat , backIng -
Ing off. Chicago Tribune.
Henry Hyde You ought to be In the
workhoiiHo. Heelless Hufus I know
It , boss , but I Jest can't bear de Idea !
Henry Hyde You Bhouldn't bo so
proud. UoofleHS Hufus--'Taint pride ,
boss ; H'H the name o1 de place I can't
stand , Cleveland Leader.
Most people would rather preach half
a day than practice half an
Montreal Btar.
KovorUrii Written lir I > l
flftorrinrr of NtNtu ,
.Ilm llliuUu of tlir I'rnlrlc ItolU.
WitAl , not 1 cnn't tell wlmr li live * ,
licence lie don't llvn , you ,
LcilltWAVH , ) ) ' H < ) | DUt ( if tlld Illlblt
Of llvln' Ilko you nnd m
Whnr lmv i you boon for the ( nut three year
Tlml ion hnvon't ht-nrd folk * toll
lto\v Jimmy lllmlno punted In liln chock *
Tli * nlKht of the 1'rn I r In ItallcT
Hu wet ( in'l no nUit- them aiiRlnitm
\ nil iirotty much ullkn
Out- wife In Niilrhitr.-l'iulrr-thn-lllll
Ami nnollirr CHIP her * In I'lka
A kcc'ili'H.i man In hln InlU WMK Jim
And mi nukwnril liiuitl In n row.
Uul ho novcr flimlipd , it nil hn ncvur llnl
I reckon hn nrv r UnowrJ how.
And this wit * nil thn religion ho hmll
To tirnl hlH imliiK well.
Novel1 In' punned on ( lie i Ivor ,
To mind Ilm pilot1 * lirll ,
And If evvt thn 1'iulrlu Hello took ( Ire
A thniiKiinil tlmt'M IIH mxore
llc'd huld lior noithi UK In thn Imnli
Till thu liiHt noul not imlior *
All liont. " him their duy on tha Mln l li > ,
And hoi day como at hut -
The MoviiHlnr WHH n lielttu liont ,
llllt Dip Helle , nlu > wouldn't bo punxed ;
And Hn Hhe come teiirln along tluit nlclit-
Thu oldont niift on the linn -
With u nlKKt'i ' minat on her mifely vulvn
And her furnuco rininincd.rtmln nnd | ilno
The tlii hunt out IIH nlin cl'iired ( he bur
And burnt u hole In the nlitht.
And ( julrk an a llnxh vhe tinned nnd miidu
For Unit wilier bunk on the iliht
TliriH xvnn runnln' and cumin' , but Jim
jelled out
Oxer nil the Infeinnl roiu :
"I'll bold her m > r/.l < ' nK'ln the bank
Till the Init jrnloot'H nMiorel"
ThrmiKh tint hot , blnrli brenth of thn burn-
In' boot
Jim Ulndso'H voice \\-nn henrd ,
And they all hnd In * t In bin cinoediienii
And know'd huM nld keep hl word
And , mire'i > ou'ie Innn. they nil sot off
Afor thu Htnokcst ickn fell ,
And IHudso'B uluixt went up iiloria
In the nmoUn of the Pnilrlo lUlln
He weren't no Kiilnt , but nt JrdKinent
I'd tun mv cbunc'ti with Jim
'LonK * < ldu of Home pious imntlomen
That wouldn't Hbooli handi with him.
HP Keen hl duty , a dead nure thills' ,
And w nt foi It thin and then ,
And Clirlut ain't n-Koln' to bo too hard
On u ninn that died for men
I.IMIc llr > rt < h .
I don't KO much on irllylcm
1 never ain't Iniil no nlio\v
nut I'vo KOI a mlddlln' tlvht crip , lr ,
On the handful o' thlngn 1 know.
I don't pun out on the ptophet *
And free ulll and that nut of thine ,
fiut I b'lleve In God and the
Kver aence on nluht last
I comn Into town with tiomu turnip * ,
And my little Cube cnme nloiiK
No four-year-old In the county
Could bent him for pretty mid ntronc ,
Penrt nnd chippy and uimsy ,
Always rendy to nwenr nnd flRht ,
And I'd Inrnt him. to chaw terbacksr
Jot to keep bis milk teeth whit * .
The Know eome down like a blanket
A. " I pained by TnKKurl'v eloroj
I went In for a JIIK of molnnneH
And left the team nt the door
They nonred nt MmiethliiK and t rt d
I henrd on little miunll.
And hell to npllt ovui th prnirlu
Went team , Little Hit'eche * and nil.
Hell to Kllt | ) user the pialilo1
I wan nlmoht froze with kkeer ,
Dut we rounti'd up Mime loichoi
And Borched for 'em fat and nnar.
At la t \\u xtriick IIOHMIH nnd wagon
Bnowcd under a fofl whltu mound ,
Up.-ot , dcnd bent- but of llttlo Qab
No hide nor hair wao found.
And her * nil hopen ooured on ma ,
Of my fellow crltter'K nld
I Jpwt flopped down on m > marrowbone. *
Ciotch deep In the Know nnd prnywd.
Dy this the torcbeH uns played out ,
And me nnd iHrul Parr
Wont off for Nome wood to n Khwcpfold
That he mild wan iiomvwhnr tbnr
We found It nt luHt nnd u little nhed
Where they shut up the lamb * at night.
W looked In and neen them huddled thar ,
Bo warm and uleepy and white
And thar not Little Itrfecheu nnd chirped ,
AH pert nn ever you wee ,
"I want u chaw of terbacker ,
And thnt'H what the mntter of m . "
How did he Bit thiir ?
He could never bavo wnlkodln thatatorm.
They Jem utooped down and toted him
To whar It was pnfe und wurm
And I think that aavlnrr u little child
And fetching him to hlH own
I * a durned slKht better biiHlnex *
Than loaflna around the throne.
Danly Tim.
I reckop I Kit your drift , Rent *
You 'low the boy nhan't Htny.
This In n white mun'n country ;
You're DlmooratH , you my
And wherean nnd Hecln' and wherefore
The times bcln' all out o' J'lnl ,
The nljrger hint KOI to money
From the limits o' Spunky P'lntl
La's renxon the thing n minute ,
I'm nn old fnnhloncd Dlmocrnt , too ,
ThoiiKh I laid my polttlcn out o' the way
For to keep till the war was through
Hut I coma back here nllowln'
To vote an I nucd to do ,
ThoiiKh ItKravelB me like the devil to truln
Along o' slnh fool * n * you.
Now , dog my cats ef I ktn e ,
In all the light of duy.
What you're got to do with the question
ICf Tim xhall go or Htny
And , furder than that , I give notice
Ef one of you leches the boy
He kin check hln trunk * to a warmer
Thun he'll nnd In Illanoy.
Why , blame your heart * . Jest hear me !
You know that ungodly day
When our left atruck Vlckiburg Height * ,
how ripped
And torn nnd tattered we lay.
When the rent retrcatod I stayed behind
Fur reasons aufllclcnt to me
With a rib caved In and n leg on strike
I rprnwled on that damned glacee.
Ixird. how hot the sun went fpr u *
And br lied nnd bllHtered and burned1
How the rebel bullet.1) whizzed round u *
When u cuts In his de.ith grip turned !
Till along toward dusk 1 h < ? en a thing
I couldn't bdline for u npcll
That nlSKcr that Tim win n-crawlln' to
Through that fireproof , Kilt edged hell !
The rebels veen him as quick a * me ,
And the bulletH buzzed like bee * ,
But ho jumped for me and ihouMered me ,
Though a * hot brought him once to hi *
knee * .
But he staggered up and packed roe off ,
With a dozen fitumbl E andfaUfc.
Till * afe In our line he dropped u * both ,
HI * black hide riddled with ball * .
Bo , my gentle a-accllen , thar'a my aniwer ,
And here * taya Banty Tim
He trumped Denth'e ace for me that day ,
And I'm not goln' baok on him )
You may recoloot till the cow * come home.
Hut cf one of you teche * the box ,
Ht'll raatle hla haah tonluht In
Or my numVa not Tilmon Joy I
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