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THE SOBANTON TBIBTJJNTS -FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20. 1897.
Concluded from Paso 1.1
ness of the lodgo can be finished before
Into this uftcrnoon nnd it would not
bo surprising If n night session was
necessury. Nominations of olllcers for
next year will have to be made: the In
stallation ceremony Is to take place,
and a eholco of cities for next year's
convention Is to bo voted upon.
EXCURSION TO FARVIEW.
Hundreds of Knights attended the
excursion to Farvlew, the pleasure
Beekcrs being exclusively made up of
the Uniformed Hank and non-representative
Pythlans. The Grand lodge
members were unable to tak-2 ndvant-
MAJOR A. WEIR GILKESON.
Of Bristol, Ta,, Member of tho Staff of
Brigadier General Starblrd.
If the excursion which was given
lie local general committee. A
111 train OI ten cars ii-ii mu jjuui-
war, land Hudson station at 8.15 o'clock.
Tlit.1 were occupied by about 500 local
and out-of-town Pythlans and their
families'. Many others made the trip,
but started later In the day.
The rldo over the gravity road was
a reVelatidn tb many of the Knights
and the day nt Farvlew developed
much pleasure. Tho Germanla band
was" present and furnished concert and
Altoona company, No. 20, hag just
cause .to remember the convention of
1S07 held In the city of Scranton. Tho
company left the city yesterday $473
richer than when they came here last
Monday. Announcement has been
made of the decision Wednesday glv
ng the company $300 as first prize in
the competition drill and $25 extra to
Captain Samuel Roberts. Today an
nouncement will be made at Camp
Dunnell of the decision of General
Starblrd In the other contests. The
Altoona company receives tho prize of
$109 for having the largest number of
fully equipped Knights In line of par
ado' and also $50 for making the best
equipped appearance in tho parade.
The total sum awarded to the com
pany Is $475, this to be divided among
the men who were In the city. There
were 21 in .the competition drill and
34 In the parade. The other awards
which will, bo made "today by General
Starblrd are $100 to Company No. 62,
of "Washington, Pa,; for having trav
eled the longest distance by the most
direct route, and $23 to Continental
company No. 3, of Philadelphia, for
making the second best appearance In
The Philadelphia company took third
prize, $75, at the drill "Wednesday and
$25 additional for having tho best
equipped commissioned olllcers $125 In
all. General Starblrd made the de
cision on the parade prizes.
Last night in camp was dreary. Not
a soldier could be found. Tho tents
were there but the rain In the early
evening dampened the military ardor
of the Knights and when the big cloud
burst at 10.30 o'clock came the few
soldiers left In the city were glad they
had money to pay for real beds. Most
of the Uniformed Rank companies left
the city during yesterday. Last night
No. 02, of Washington, Pa., and two
members of the Altoona company were
all that were left In the city. General
Starblrd and staff are still here and
will remain over today. Camp will be
formally broken this afternoon but
few soldiers will attend tho breaking.
General Starblrd will remain until
Saturday morning. Yesterday there
were few uniforms seen on the streets,
"Wllllamsport, 17; Harrlsburg, 50; Eas
to 14; Altoona. 26; Philadelphia, 3;
am Bristol, 10, leaving town as silently
as the Arabs who stole away and
everything else not fastened down.
PYTHIAN NEWS NOTES.
G. F. Henry, of WIlkes.Barro Lodge,
No. 174, Is nn active Knight nnd commls
bary on tho staff of Colonel H. N. Dun
nell, Fifth regiment.
P. O. Charles Detrlck, William Camp
bell and Martin Schlotter, of Tunkhan
nock Lodr" vo. 254, aro In attendance
nt tho gra.. .odgo sci Ion.
Jam c-3 D. Ncwhard, of Allentown, Is
assistant commanding general of tho
Brlgado staff. Ho became a Knight in
August, 1879, Joining Green Loaf lodge,
of Allentown, and has filled all the chairs.
Ho assisted in the organization of Com
pany 9, Uniformed Rank, at Allentown,
in 1SS1; also was connected with the or
ganization of tho Pennsylvania Brlgado
COLONEL JAMES D. NEWHARD,
Of Allentown, Pa Assistant Commls.
sary General and Member of Gen.
eral (Starblrd's Staff.
In August, 1RS1. He became lieutenant
colonel of tho Second regiment, August
10, 1887, and was appointed A. C. Q. on
the Brigade staff August 20, 1883, and has
eorved continuously since by reappoint
ment. -Mr. Ncwhard Instituted Mount
Ppnnicompany, 44, at Reading, August :i,
1890, and was present at the grand en
campment ut Washington, August 19,
Dr. Charles O. Ernst, of Punxsutawny,
the grand inner guard, just elected, was
bQ'n Aug. 18, 1859, in Oiat town, and his
election as grand Inner guard camo ns
a highly appreciated gift on his birth
day. The doctor Is of German descent.
Ho has taught school, clerked and grad
uated In Bcllovuo Medical college, Now
York city, In 1831. In 1S01-9J ho spent
eighteen months In Germany working
there In Ota principal continental hospi
tals. Ho Is a good speaker and an Inter
esting story teller. He attended his llrst
grand lodge session at Bunbury nnd has
attended all slnco. Dr. Ernst was nom
lnatcd for grand Inner guard three
times, withdrawing twice, und this is
tho JlrBt time ho was voted on, Ho has
been deputy grand chancellor four years,
and Is president of tho First Reunion dls
tilct. It Is Dr. W. M. Johnson, of Vonango,
Crawford county, who represents tho
lodgo of that place, and not Dr. A. L.'
Urodcn, a announced yesterday.
Also llrothers S. J. Jcnckcs, past
chancellor. Andrew Arnold and A. V.
Lyons, of Montrose Lodge, No. 473, par
ticipated In tho parado and tho Grand
William Smith, of Philadelphia, tho
well-known representative of Fourth of
July Lodge, No. 106, is well known In
Odd Fellows nnd Red Men circles, and
is now lining his fifteenth term as rep
resentative from his lodgo.
W. K. Lcmly Is tho representative of
Railroad Lodge. No. 422. He was a char
ter member. Mr.iXcmly was born In
New York, Is 33 rears old, is a railroad
man of extra abllltk-, and a very enthus
iastlo Pythian, nnd 4 member of tho Unl-
C. W. Bnsslor became a charter mem
ber of Cayuga Lodge, No. OC, July 3,
1873, and has been a member of tho
Uniform Rank ever slnco It was Insti
tuted. He Is a lieutenant In the Uniform
Rank. Has been a representative for six
years. Ho Is grand treasurer of tho
Knights of Malta of tho state of Pennsyl
vania. G. B. Wright, of No. C7. accompanied
by his wife, Is stopping at tho City hotel.
Ho has represented his lodge, No. C7, for
tho past four years. He Is engaged as
chief clerk In the United States Bureau
of Animal Industry at Philadelphia. Ho
is a leading spirit In tho yellow.
Flower Social, who looks to tho en
tertainment of tho ladles attending tho
grand lodgo sessions, is a Knight of
KhorasMin, and a hard Pythian worker.
Ho was a prominent canilidato for grand
trustee, and will again enter the race
tho coming year.
One of tho most widely-known members
of tho Grand lodge Is C. M. Deem, of
Reading, who retires as grand outer
guard after live years of servlco In that
capacity. Ho is 59 years of age. Slnco
his twenty-ninth year ho has been iden
tified prominently with Pythlanlsm.
Thirty years ago Mr. Deem became im
pressed with tho order and with several
others succeeded In securing enough
members to apply for a charter, nnd or
ganized Mt. Penn lodge, No. 63, and be
came chancellor commander. Ho was af
terwards elected mastor of exchequer,
which oince ho held for nine years, and
when ho resigned ho was chosen as trus
tee, which omco he held until ho was
chosen grand Inner guard. Mr. Deem
assisted in organizing tho grand lodgo
of tho Grand Domain of Pennsylvania
at Philadelphia In 1S67, and has never
missed a session slnco that time. Mr.
Deem also assisted in the organization
of Cashmere temple, No. 37, D. O. K. K.,
In 1S93, which honor entitles him to mem
bership In the Imperial palace. He Is an
excellent speaker, a clever parliamentar
ian and is held in high esteem by Py
thlans generally. Ho Is a member of Mt.
Tenn company, No. 44, Uniformed rank,
and always attends tho drills.
Charles F. Llndc, tho Incoming grand
chancellor of tho Knights of Py
thias, ranks as colonel on tho staff of
General Carrahan. Mr. Llndo presents a
strong examplo for tho beginner In tho
order Knights of Pythias, as ho has al
ways been actlvo in the order, and
though often defeated when trying for of
fice has forged ahead and will probably
occupy the highest olllco within tho or
der's gift. He was born December 19,
1857, and la over 39 years of age, and has
resided in Philadelphia slnco boyhood.
Ho joined Truo Knights lodge, of Phila
delphia, No. 220, in 1878, on his twenty-first
birthday and has passed through all tho
chairs, becoming a past chancellor In
July, 1SS0. In 1SS2 he represented his lodge
at tho Grand lodge and with but ono ex
ception has dono so every year slnco. Ho
has always been a prominent part of any
movement which might tend to tho ad
vancement of tho order, and was alwaya
outf-poken In his opinions. Still ho al
ways Indicated hlB appreciation of his
opponents' causo by his open manner
and friendly methods. After suffering
defeat thr?o times as a candidate for tho
olllce of grand Junior guard, yet ho per
severed and was elected in 1S93. over nlno
othors, and enjoys tho distinction of be
ing ono of two who havo been elected by
tho popular voto of past chancellors of
subordinate lodges. He has been a mem
ber of tho advisory board and tho finance,
and appeals committees. Probably his
crowning success was tho effort to havo
tho Uniformed Rank recognized by tho
State Grand lodge. Ho made his first at
tempt In 1882. at Harrlsburg and signally
failed. Naught discouraged, ho tried
again in 1890, nt Reading,, and succeded
also In obtaining on appropriation of $500
for competitive drills. Ho first bolonged
to tho Truo Knights' Division, No. 2, but
this disbanding, ho Joined tho Chllds
Drexel division and shortly aftorward
was appointed aide-de-camp on General
Carrahan's staff, of tho First regiment,
with a rank of colonel. Though possessed
of a trade, Mr. Llnde was admitted to tho
bar October, 1S80, and enjoys a lucrative
practice. Ho is. however, always in closo
touch with Pythian affairs. Ho Is also a
Mason, belonging to Potts lodge, No. 411,
and Freeman chapter, No. 213. Ho be
came a Mason In 18S0.
FATHER PHILLIPS' REPLY.
Thinks tho Statement of Mr.
O'Connor Was Injudicious.
Rev. E. J. Phillips, of Plains, nation
al president of the Ancient Order of
Hibernians, Board of Erin, has made
the following reply to the statement
of National President of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians of America O'Con
nor, of Savannah, Ga which was
printed in yesterday's Tribune:
"Tho statements attributed to Mr.
O'Connor are, to say the least, ns un
wise and indiscreet as a denial or any
further discussion of questions now
out of his hands and mine would be.
Good Judgment and good taste ought
to suggest to tho members on both
sides that as the case has been tried
on Its merits and closed before a con
scientious Judge, tho Rt. Rev. James
A. McFaul, of Trenton, N. J it Is
well for all of us to bear In mind that
partisan official announcements from
Savannah, Ga., or Plains, Pa., or any
where else aro out of harmony with
tho glorious fact that tho marriage
ceremony which made our two organ
izations one took place In Atlantic
City, N. J., on the 3d day of August,
1897. It only remains now for Bishop
McFaul in his wlsdow and patriotic
love of his race to prepare tho way
for us to go housekeeping, and then,
ns good old Rip Van "Winkle says, 'may
wo live long and prosper,' "
INJURED ON A RACE TRACK.
Captain Prince tho Victim of n
Judges' Sinnd Accident.
Wheeling, "W. Va Aug. 19. Captain
Thomus Prince, of Wheeling, well
known In steamboatlng circles In both
the Ohio and Mississippi valleys, and
ono of this' city's wealthiest citizens,
died yesterday at Richmond, Ky from
the result of Injuries received ten days
ngo at the race track there. Captain
Prince was there with his string- of
seventeen race horses.
While In the Judges' stand the struc
ture broke down, and he received In
juries that resulted in bis death.
HAVE A BUSY DAY
Interesting Annual Reports. Made by
PRESIDENT CLEARY'S PLAIN WORDS
Very Outspoken In Dealing With tho
Attitudo of tho Church Townrds the
Saloon. Keeper--All tho Old Olll
cers Kc-clcctcd'-lloston Chosen ns
tho riacn of Holding tho Next Con-vcntlon--Ilig
Parade of Father
iUnthcw Societies Followed by n
Yesterday's session of tho national
convention of tho Catholic Total Ab
stinence union was given up almost
entirely to routine. Nothing developed
under the head of "new business," and
ns a consequence the work of tho con
vention was virtually completed when
adjournment for the day was made.
At the opening of the morning ses
sion Rev. Thomas M. Scully, of Cam
bridge, arose to a question of privilege
to take exceptions to The Tribune's
J. WASHINGTON LOGUE,
Of Philadelphia, First Vice President of
'& C. T. A. U.
report, wherein It quoted him as say
ing that he deprecated the fact that
the clergy did not take a more active
Interest In C. T. A. U. work. Ho
claimed ho made no such assertion,
and that furthermore, It was far from
being tho truth, ns the clergy of tho
Boston diocese are heart and soul
with the union and its work.
Tho Tribune takes pleasure In com
plying with the request of the conven
tion that the newspapers place Rev.
Father Scully In the light In which
he wishes to stand. It would further
state that the reverend gentleman did
say that he "regretted the absence of
the clergy" from Father Mathew meet
ings, and his failure to qualify this
remark, coupled with the. fact that the
writer was not acquainted with the
condition of affairs in tho Boston dio
cese, led to the interpretation given his
remarks. It now appears, from after
explanations, that it is the fault of the
societies referred to and not the clergy
that they do not have spiritual direc
tors, the societies In question holding
aloof from the union and declining to
elect spiritual directors.
REPORTS" OF OFFICERS.
The first business taken up was tho
reports of officers. J. Washington Lo
gue, the first vice president, made the
first report. Ho stated that the mem
bership is now 80,000, and that the C.
T. A. U. is bound to be an Irreslstable
power for good. He advised the organ
ization of boys' and girls' societies,
and thought that 100,000 juveniles
should be enrolled during1 tho coming
Second Vice President J. F. Brennan,
of Connecticut, coincided the plan of
open meetings, and lectures, and also
gave his indorsement to the idea of
increased effort in the formation of
Mrs. Lenora M. Lake, the third vice
president, read a very entertaining re
port of her work during the year. She
organized seven societies, delivered
sixty lectures and wrote four hundred
and two letters in connection with the
The annual address of the president,
Rev. James M. Cleary, of Minneapolis,
was a strong and thoughtful effort.
Touching upon the relation of the
Catholic church to the liquor traffic, he
said that the saloon business has be
come now something more than "a
dangerous business and unbecoming
way of making a living," as the plen
ary council decreed. "No excuse can
be offered," he said, "and no defense
made for tho deadly injury that has
been done to our Catholic people and
to the grand name of the church, in
this country, by those professing tho
Catholic faith of self-denial, who havo
conducted, often in a most unbecom
ing manner, the dangerous nnd de
grading business of ministering to dis
eased appetite for strong drink.
BECAME A SCANDAL.
"The Catholic salMmkeepor has be
come an odious scandal to the Catholic
name, and too often the fruitful cause
of debasement, poverty and wretched
ness of his co-rellglonlsts and country
men. While In the abstract it may be
no sin to sell Intoxicating drink, and no
sin to conduct a liquor saloon within
the limits prescribed by law, In prac
tice In this country today, tho saloon
business is sometning more than a
dangerous business. As a business it
has become disreputable because of Its
corrupting Influences In the political
affairs of the people, of Its persistent
violation of existing laws, and of its
tendency to propogato vico and de
moralize the people."
Ho also severely denounced the tend
ency to desecrate the Lord's Day by
tho saloon people and called upon all
Catholic, nnd particularly tho total ab
stainers, to uphold tho arm of tho
church In Its war against this scanda
lous evil. The union, he said, can not
enter politics, but he urged tho mem
bers, Individually, to lend their aid to
every good citizenship league, law en
forcement organization and especially
the Sunday closing movement. Society
looks to the Catholic church for assist
ance In these movements and should
not be disappointed.
Tho report of the treasurer, Rev.
Father MaMahon, showed a balance on
hand of $1,101.01.
The report of the secretary, Rev, A.
P. Doyle, shows that there are now
914 societies In the union with a total
membership of 77,251. Tho 591 adult so
cieties nurnber 35,234 members; 194 ca
det societies havo a membership of
14.149, and 129 ladlea' soclatles number
0,632 membrs. There are 32 subordin
ate unions and thirty-live detached so
cieties at present constituting tho na
During the year 74 new societies, with
a memb?whl3 of 3,459, have been en
rolled in (he union. This doeo not
ccmc wd to the record of lost year,
when 120 new societies, with B.701 mem
bers were enrolled Two new BUbor
dlnata unions have been organized, ono
In Kansas, where the Ladles' Auxllary
uf the Knights of Father Mathew of
Kansas City and vicinity banded to
gether as a union, and the other In tho
Erlo diocese, which hns V societies and
S93 members. Special mention was
made of especial good progress In tho
dloceso of Winona, Scranton and Pitts
burg. In discussing the two principle meth
ods In vogue of Kittling against the
drink evil, Rev. Father Doyle says:
"There have not been wanting those
wh'o think that a constitutional amend?
ment prohibiting, under tho severest
penalties, tho manufacture and sale of
Intoxicants would lie the panucca for
Intemperance. There are others who
bend every energy to tho enacting of
cover restrictive laws, attaching to
them nn automate enactment clause,
and then expect tho millennium from
the drink curss. I do not think thero
Is any evil so bslcglslatcd as tho drink
evil; still we are far from seeing tho
end of It. There Is not a state th'at has
not some perfectly guaranteed, sure-to-go-off
liquor legislation; and In splto
of the promises of Its makers, there Is
not a session of the legislature In which
still more time Is not taken uo In
stopping the holes and patching tho
rents of the previous year's law-making.
"While so busily occupied in mak
ing liquor laws, the sense of personal
responsibility has been to some extent
forgotten. I think that the
policy which' depends on the law, and
the law alone, for the cure of Intem
perance has been tried In the balance
and found wanting, and that shrewd
thlnklng and sound-headsd men are re
alizing thi futility of over-legislation
as a curi-all, and aro mora and more
coming to the position which we as uni
organization have steadily maintained,
that the best way to effectually close
the saloon Is to stDn the demand for
drink nnd made odious tho drinking
cu.itoms of society. They are begin
ning to acknowledge the soundness of
the policy which commences by mak
ing Total Abstainers, and then allow
ing the voice of the law to be the out
come of a sentiment deoply lodged In
the hearts of the people. We do no
hope to make men sober by law, but
we do hope by law to prevent the saloon-keeper
from making his patrons
REPORTS OF OFFICERSi
Following tho reports of officers invi
tations were read from the C. T. A. U
of Boston, and Madison, Wis., and the
boards of trade of Ontario, Niagara
Falls nnd Detroit, asking for the next
convention. At the afternoon session
Boston was selected ns the place and
the second Wednesday In August as
the time of holding the 1S9S meeting.
First Vice-President J. Washington
Logue called the afternoon session to
order at 2:40 o'clock, Rev. A. P. Doyle
Mrs. L. M. Lake, of St. Louis, asked
fcr tho prlvllleire. of the floor and in
troduced Mr. Morris, of Wllkes-Barre,
who took the pledge from Father Math
ew hlniFclf. He made a few appropri
ate remarks and wns warmly applaud
ed. President Charles Lavln, of the
Scranton union, also spoke commemor
atory of Mr. Harris, referring to him
as a veteran of the rebellion and also
of tho C. T. A. U.. cause.
Tho committee on constitutional
amendment then submlttsd Its report,
recommending two changes.
One of thesi wns an amendment shut
ting off speeches when reports of unloiu
are being made, the purpose being to
avoid Irrelevant or undesirable state
ments being made, cr as Rev. Father
Scully put it, "to prevent remarks be
ing made which all of us are ashamed
Rev. Father Doyle's ammendment
that such a clause (Sec. 4, Art xlv.)
now exists in the revised constitution
caused the withdrawal of the amend
ment. The other amendment which was
adopted without discussion, instructs
the presidents of tho subordinate unions
to carefully look after the welfare of
the societies within their jurisdiction,
and to transmit to the general secre
tary tho reports of the presidents nnd
secretaries of subordinate unions with
in ten days after the annual local con
ventions. Rev. Father Lalnburg, of Scottdole,
then made the report of tho committee
1. Tho Catholic Total Abstinence Union
of America in cnnur.eiating its principles
on tho occasion of Its twenty-seventh an
nual convjntlon held In tho city of Scran
ton, reiterates all that former conven
tions havo declared, partlculaily with ref
erence to Catholics engaged In the liquor
Business, niiea as it is with bo much dan
ger to their soul's salvation: and wo de
plore tho action of so-called Catholic
newspapers that advertise that business.
2. Though the work of the union Is prin
cipally and chiefly Catholic still It Ins the
kindest feelings of all who aro laboUns
to promote total abstinence along other
lines, and among the people not or our
faith; and It Is recommended that subor
dinato unions co-operate with non-Uaih-ollcs
engaged in helping humanity by tho
spread of total atMlnenee doctrine In so
far as they can consistently make such
assistance eperatlve fcr good.
3. As tho press Is a potent factor and
the most useful Instrument for the dis
semination of public thought nnd action,
the union views with grateful pleasure
tho sterling virtue of Catholic editors v,ho
refuso to advertise the liquor traffic and
we recommend these newspapers to the.
support of the Catholic public as well as
Imitation by tho rest of tho Catholic
4. Tho custctn In vogue In a number if
societies of observing a Memorial day In
honor of their deceased members Is
deemed worthy of commcrdatlon. and It
Is recommenled that tho practice be mado
general, to tftko such form as tho vari
ous societies deem appropriate.
5, As tho hemo is tho great school of
tho child, who, trained up In tho way ho
should go docs not dcr.art from It nnd as
examplo Is tho most efficient means edu
cation, tho union again icminds parents
of tho ma.iy blessings that must and do
come to children whoso patents aro mem.
bers of a total abstinence society.
6. Tho union reviews Its approval of the
custom of giving the pledge, until they
aro of age, to boys and girls on tho oc
casions of their receiving confirmation
or llrst holy communion, but it would
urge that tho children bo at tho same time
enrolled Into cadet societies by which
their per3everanco will be better secured.
7. Tho custom of those pastors who have
a Junior nnd senior division in their cadet
societies comprising from ten to about
llfteen years and jouths from fifteen to
about eighteen years of age, Is heartily
recommended for adoption by all unions.
8. Unions that have adopted tho an
nual outing or field day as n means to
promote total ab&tlnenco and which can
not havo a field day ecluslvely for tho
cadets, are recommerded to set asldo a
portion of the day for cadets when they
may compete for prizes In athletic sports.
9. As the femalo imrtlon of the house
hold exerts so powerful an Influence on
tho family, the union urgently recom
mends the formation of girls' and wo
men's total abstinence societies,
10. As tho prlrrary object of the union
Is tho spread of total abstinence, subor
dinate unions wherein societies havo
adopted tho custom of paying benefits
aro urged to adopt provisions whereby it
may enroll all unwilling or unable to be
come beneficial members.
11, With all cood citizens, tho union de-
plorcs tho cxlstcnco of the Illicit traf
llo In liquor and urges all to use their best
efforts for Its early and completo suppkcs
slon. 12. Tho union Is encouraged by tho good
reports of increased membership and It
now takes this opportunity of expressing
Its hearty appreciation of the support It
ha received from tho right rovorend
bishops nnd reverend clergy, without
which assistance It could not have
achieved tho success now Its proud boast;
therefore It asserts Its resolvo to con
tlnuo to descrvo the approval and hearty
co-operation of tho clergy.
13. Wo sincerely deplore tho Sunday
traffic In liquor and take this means to
express our sevotest dci.unclatlon of
thoso who thus desecrate tho Lord's day.
Wo call on alt good citizens to assist in
the rroper observance of existing law
for tho restriction of tho liquor traffic.
(Signed) Rev. M. A. Lambing, Rev. J.
F. Walsh, Rev. Thomas Scully, Bernard
E. Lynch. J. A. Gieason, Walter J. Gib
bons, P. A. Dutnau, P. J. McCue, Mr. De
lr.ney, P. II. Qulnn. J. J. McDonough, J.
J. Lannlhan, Miss Mary L. A. Smith, Mr.
Gallagher, Jchn A. Collier, Miss Kato
Murnnne, Mr. O'Harn, Edward Hogan,
Rov. William C. Currle.
Motions were nlso passed, at tho sug
gestion of Rev. Father Scully, thank
ing the bishop, the clergy, the people
and the Dress for courtesies extended.
Congratulations were unanimously
tendered by a rising vote to Monslgnor
Cnraty on his elevation to tho presi
dency of the Catholic university; to
Bishop Kenno nnd to Rev. Fathers lie
Mahon, Cleary and O'Brien on their
All tho former national officers were
unnnlmously re-elected, as follows:
President, Rev. James M. Cleary, of
Minneapolis, Minn.; first vice-president,
J. Washington Logue; second vice
president, James F. Brennan, of Con
necticut; third vice-president, Mrs.
Lenora M. Lake, of St. Louis, Mo.;
treasurer, Rev. William McMahon, of
Cleveland, Ohio; secretary, Rev. Alex
ander P. Doyle, of Now York.
Mr. Logue and Mr, Brennan Insisted
on being relieved from office, but tho
convention would not hear to It and
they were forced to accept. Tho ap
plause which followed tho election of
Father Doyle lasted for fully a minute.
Mrs. Lake being granted the privi
lege of the floor, made a strong plea
to the delegates to take an Interest In
the antl-clgarette movement. She did
not ask the convention to commit itself
formally to the crusade, but begged
the delegates to do what they could
Individually to destroy this, pernicious
evil, which she characterized as being
with drink the twin weapon- of the
Miss Catherine Maher, of the Wo
men's Auxiliary to the Keeley league,
was granted the privilege of tfee floor
and explained the workings of that
Adjournment was then made until
this morning at 9 o'clock, when the
final session, It Is thought, will take
M'GINLEY SERVED NOTICE.
During the afternoon Delegate Roger
McGlnley, of Philadelphia, served no
tice that he will make an effo'rt this
morning to have the convention put it
self on record In a direct outspoken
manner against the "speak-easy." He
tried to get a separate clause In the
resolutions condemning the speak
easy and he was very much chagrined
to And that his resolution was treated
only In a generul.way In the clause
against Illegal liquor selling. In his
speech today Mr. McGlnley will sug
gest that the clergy of this county
follow the example of a priest in Ire
land who drove every "shibben shop"
out of his diocese by securing the
names of tho proprietors and threaten
ing them with excommunication If
they did not cease their Illicit and Im
At 11 o'clock this morning 4he dele
gates will be given an opportunity of
seeing the mines. Tonight they will be
entertained at St. Leo's hall by tho
West Side societies. Tomorrow they
will go to Farvlew on an excursion,
tendered by the local societies. The
general public can secure tickets for
RALLY AT LYCEUM.
The Catholic Total Abstinence union
rally at the Lyceum last night was
begun at 10 o'clock and continued for
over one hour, In which time the thous
and people who crowded the house
enjoyed a veritable feast of elo
quence. On the platform when the
curtain went up were found seated a
hundred or so delegates and clergy
men. Rev. E. J. Melley, in introduc
ing Superior Court Judge P. P. Smith,
ns chairman of the evening, paid his
sincere respect to temperance, refer
ring to It as a cause which makes
happy homes and a sober, honest cit
izenship. Judgo Smith was greeted with hearty
applause. He made a brief speech,
saying that temperance was consid
ered essential, however men may dif
fer on partisan policy or creed. His
reference to Father Mathew won ready
recognition. Ho showed that the rev
erend advocates' visit to this country
In 1S19 met with geneYal greet
ing. "Difference of religious belief
were lost sight of in the one grand
cause," said Judge Smith, "They hailed
Father Mathew's coming as a blessing1
and congress conferred upon him the
distinctive honor given to only one
person before Lafayette."
HAS PRACTICAL BENEFITS.
Judge Smith's Idea that the temper
ance cause has practical benefits In be
half of the welfare of everyone nnd
Injures no one" was appreciated. "It
has no tinge of selfishness," he said;
"It only asks to be permitted to do
good." Judge Smith afterward Intro
duced Rev. James M. Cleary, president
of the national union, who spoke in an
eloquent and Interesting way of tho
temperance cause and dwelt particu
larly upon the observance of Sunday
and tho enforcement of both "civil and
moral laws," as ho designated them.
"Tho best test of a law Is not Its en
forcement but its observance. The
Catholic Total Abstinence union teaches
a religious obligation, to obey and re
spect." The speaker deprecated the generally
Increasing tendency to destroy the
Lord's day and said that tho masses
will find that they "not only rob God,
but placo their own day of rest In
danger of attack from the spirit of
After Father Cleary's address, Na
tional Secretary Doyle announced that
St. Leo's battalion, of the West Side,
had won tho banner offered by the
union to tho society enrolling the
largest number of new members slnca
tho last convention. Tho audience
loudly applauded tho announcement.
St. Leo's society has enrolled 222 new
members. J, H. Devlne, president of
the society, In accepting the banner,
made a brief speech of thanks. Tho
prize Is valued nt $150,
Mrs. Lenora M. Lake spoke at length
on tho temperance question and Vice
President Logue gave the closing ad
dress. During the rnlly the Lyric
quartette David Stephens, Tom Bey
non, John W. Jones, P. H. Warren, of
the West Side sang "Annie Laurie"
and "Kathleen Mavourneen" with
I. C. B. U. SESSIONS
COME TO A CLOSE
All the Old Olllcers Unanimously Re
THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Warm nnd Lengthy Discussions Pro
voked by Various o( tho Proposed
.'hnngcs--.Tti(lgo Smith Visits nnd
Addresses tho Convcntion--Dolc-gntcs
l'ny Their Respects to lit.
Rev. lllshop O'llnrn nt the Upis
copnl Rosldoncc--N'cxt Convention
Will bo in Providence, It. I.
After two very busy days, the an
nual convention of tho Irish Cathollo
Benevolent union adjourned last even
ing nt G o'clock, with all the business
completed and the delegates more
than pleased with the work that had
At the opening of tho morning ses
sion yesterday, Delegate M. F. Kane,
of Shamokln, brought up the matter
of adopting signs and pass-words as
suggested at the Wilmington conven
tion but after a lengthy discussion,
Mr. Kane withdrew a motion embody
ing the suggestion and .the whole affair
was left to the discretion of tho execu
Mr. Coughlln, of Philadelphia, sug
gested appropriating $200 to carry .the
I. C. B. U. work Into New York, but
after Secretary Boyle made the state
ment that the return of prosperity
would witness a natural and strong
growth of the society In tho Empire
state, tho matter was allowed to drop.
C. C. Reese, of Pittsburg, offered
a resolution convoying sympathy and
well wishes to the striking miners. It
wns unanimously adopted and for
warded by wire to President Dolan,
of the Mine Workers Union.
Hon. P. P. Smith, who had been
specially invited to attend the conven
tion arrived at this juncture and was
introduced by Delegate D. W. Aheam,
of Philadelphia, to President Duffy
and by him, in turn to the convention.
He was received with warm applause
and nt its subsidence said:
JUDGE SMITH'S ADDRESS.
Mi. President, Ladles and Gentlemen:
When a few friends from Philadelphia
were kind enough to call at my house lost
evening and Invited mo to come here, they
had no difficulty In securing my consent.
Indeed, I desired to come. There are rea
sons aside from pertonal ones. I feel It
tho duty of all citizens, especially those of
my own class and kind, to extend an
earnest welcome to those who represent
such an organization ns this. Them ran
bo no doubt of the good effect of your con
vention here. Wo have within tho corpor
ate limits of our city today two societies
in national convention, both primarily
Catholic. Following tho purposes of tho
organization and working cut thoso pur
poses you cannot fall to do great good.
Nor do you fall In tho worthy purposes.
As you may perceive, I havo no prepared
speech. Indeed, what Inspiration 1 had
along that line was destroyed in climbing
thoso long flights of staira.
Do not take all your Impressions of
Scranton from the elevator in this build
ing, but look abroad. Whllo you meet
men dressed In broadcloth who will wel
como you, you will also meet thoso who
bear tho Imprint of toll on their brow.
Don't measure their intellect by tho
coarseness of their brow, nor tho thread
of their apparel. You will find they ihae f
true hearts, responsive when occasion
calls for It, and not afraid to show their
colors. I thank you for your kind greet
ing. When you go from our city, carry
with you tho Impression that we are In
accord with you both In tho spirit and
purposes of your work.
President Duffy responded feelingly
to these words and by a unanimous
vote a recess of ten minutes was taken
that the delegates might be presented
to Judge Smith.
VISITED THE BISHOP.
At 11.40 the convention adjourned
that the delegates might go In a body
to pay their respects to Rt. Rev. Bishop
O'Hara. They were reclved by the
venerable bishop at the Episcopal resi
dence and extended a hearty welcome
to his home and diocese. Upon return
ing to headquarters at the St. Charles
the delegates were photographed In a
At the reassembling of the conven
tion at 2 o'clock Rev. M. C. Gettlnger,
of Ashland, was invited to the floor and
made a few appropriate remarks com
mendatory of the work of the I. C.
Then tho report of the constitutional
amendment committee was again taken
The plan for a contingent fund to
provide means for benefits for mem
bers of disbanded societies who can
not Join other affiliated societies be
cause of the age limit, together with
the project for establishing an Insur
ance feature on the assessment plan
were adopted, against the recommen
dation of tho committee, after a warm
fight lasting over two hours. The
amendment providing for helping in a
financial way societies that may bo
temporarily embarrassed was nega
tived by the committee and the con
vention. All the other amendments
The following resolutions were duly
reported and unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That this, tho twenty-ninth
convention of tho Irish Catholic Benevo
lent union, desires once again to place on
record our unswerving devotion to our
holy church and Its hierarchy and clergy
and to renew our pledges to assist by ev
ery measure in our power all work for
tho good of religion. We deslro to prove
by our actions that wo aro devoted and
obedient children of our holy mother
Resolved, That as American citizens en
Joying tho great boon of fullest civil and
religious liberty, wo again proclaim to the
worm our loyalty to our country and Its
institutions, and pledgo ourselves to up
hold and maintain tho same on every and
Resolve, That the sincere thanks of this
convention bo tendered to Rt. Rev. Bishop
O'Hara and tho roverened clergy of this
city for their kind reception to tho dele
gates. Resolved, That tho thanks of tho con
vention bo tendered to Hon. James U.
Bailey, mayor of Scranton, Pa., for tho
hearty welcomo extended to us through
his representative, Richard J. Beamish,
und beg to assure him of our deep p.
Resolved, That our heartfelt thanks be
tendered to tho representatives of our lo
cal and sister societies, and especially the
ladles, for their earnest and htirhly suc
cessful efforts to entertain tho delegates
and beg to assure them that we will ul
ways hold our visit to their fair city In
Resolved, That the Irish Catholic Benev
olent union tender their sincere sympathy
and well wishes to the striking miners In
their efforts to Imprcvo their condition.
Resolved, That tho thanks of tho con
vention bo tendered to the press of Scran,
ton for the excellent reports of the pro
cecdlnes of tho convention.
Resolved, That the thanks of the con
vention aro duo and aro hereby tendered
to tho national officers for the efficient
manner in which they havo discharged
the duties of their respective positions
durlnr tho last year,
' Daniel J. Couthllu, Joseph F. Harvey,
CCDrlscolI, J. J. Bohan, Frank Jcandcll,"
John F. Fogarty.
All tho principal officers wero unanl- ,
mously re-elected as follows: Presi
dent, Daniel Duffy, St. Clair, Pa.; first
vice president, John J. Behan, Kings
ton, Canada; second vice president,
Miss Kate Gorman, Providence, IX. I.;
treasurer, T. J. Foley, Gloucester, N. "
J.; secretary, Augustus A. Boyle, Phil
adelphia. Tho new cxecutlvo commit
tee was chosen as follows: C. C. Drlsi
coo, Knoxvllle, Tenn.; M. F. Kane,
Shamokln, Pa.; J, F. Fogarty, Provl- '
dence, R. I. The officers were installed
by Rev. J. R. Dunn, of St. Paul's,
Providence, R. I was selected as
the place for holding the next conven
tion. Speeches were made by all tho
officers, and tho convention was
brought to a closo with prayer by,
Rev. Father Dunn,
At the closo of the convention Presi
dent Duffy expressed himself as high
ly gratified with the work of tho dele
gates. "It was the busiest convention
I ever attended," he said. He also
expressed himself as being highly
pleased at the treatment accorded tho
delegates by tho local societies, and '
citizens In general, and said the Scran
ton convention of 1897 would ever llvo
in tho history of the I. C. B. U. as ono
of its most pleasant, busiest and most T
successful. , .,
Last night tho delegates were taken
through the mines. Many of them will
leave for their homes today, but otto
crs will remain over to take In 'tlio"'
trip to Lake Ariel and further enjoy,'1
the sights of the Electric City and lta t
LAST NIGHT'S PARADE.
The rain of last night in one shower ".
cooled the streets and then waited long
enough for the parade of the" Catholic '
Total Abstinence societies to pass
through the city; then, ns If It couldn't '
contain Itself any longer, n cloudburst
of water came down a llttlng heavenly
act of approval to the legions arrayed
against strong drink. The parade wa3 -a
fine demonstration. . .
The time for starting was delayed" "'
so that It was nearly 8.30 o'clock when!" '
the line moved from the cathedral '
block on Wyoming avenue. Tho Forest
band headed the procession, followed
by the Cathedral Pioneers from Phila
delphia, In showy uniforms. Tho dele
gates to the convention preceded menWt.
bers of the clergy In carriages. The
clergymen were: Rev. James M. Cleary,
president of the union; Rev. A. P.
Doyle, secretary; Rev. M. A. Lambing,
of Scottdale, and Superior Court Judgo
P. P. Smith, Rev. Father Murphy, oC
New York; Rev. Father Londouskt,
South Side; Rev. Joseph Hanngan,
Philadelphia; Rev. J. J. B. Feeley,
Scranton; Rev. M. T. O'Reilly, Dan
ville, Pa.; Rov. F. P. McNally. Scran
ton; Rev. M. E. Lynott, Jermyn; Rev.
E. F. Hlnnegan, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Rev.
T. F. Coffey, Cnrbondale; Rev. J. J.
Coroner, Forest City; Rev. J. J. Mc
Cabe, Avoca; Rev. C. H. Graan, Jer
myn. THE OTHER CARRIAGES.
In one carriage were Mrs. Lenora
M. Lake, of St. Louis; Mrls. A. M.
Butler, of St. Louis; Misses Hart,
Durkln, Gibbons, and Early, of this
city. J. Washington Logue, F. W.
Pyne, James Brennan and Rev. D. J,
McGlllIcuddy occupied another car
riage. The parade proper began with
the Archbald Serenade band with the
Knights of Father Mathew of that
place. There were one hundred in
number.unlformed and carrying spears.
They wero a fine appearing organiza
tion. St. Mary's Cadet', Jermyn, marched
160 strong. The Lawrence band fol
lowed. Father Mathew society, West
Side, 150 men, and the cadets, 100 In
number, made a formidable showing.
The Citizen's band, of Jermyn, led the
contingent from that place. Father
O'Donnell nnd Father Laughran ac
companied St. Peter's society, of Belle
vue. They numbered 200 men In white
vests and caps. The cadets made a good
apearance. St. Leo's Battalion, of tho
West Side, accompanied by their drum
corps, had a big crowd out. They wore
white caps and vests.
Bauer's band played for the St. Aloy
slus society, of tho South Side, 175 men
with white caps and vests nnd lanterns.
The Cadets, 250 in number, were In
command cf C. J. Ruddy. St. John's
society of Pine Brook, were followed
by the McClellan fife and drum corps.
St. Paul's society. West Side, was tho
last organization In line. They carried
small paper umbrellas, from which
swung little Chinese lanterns. Tho
effect was quite striking.
Timothy A McCoy was Marshal of
the parade, Frank L. McLaln, chief of
staff, ar.d the following aides: William.
Qulnn, M. S. Lavelle, James Murphy,
M. J. O'Toole, Luke Harem, P. F.
Welsh, Peter F. McCoy, T. J. Donahoe.
The line of march Included tho prin
cipal streets of the central city to
Adams avenue, to- Penn, to Washing
ton, to Ine, to Wyomlns and dis
missed. Bishop O'Hara viewed tho parade at
the Episcopal residence on Wyoming
NOTES OF THE CONVENTION.
Ono of tho best known of tho vis
iting delegates Is M. T. Sharkey, of Ho
boken, N. J., who formerly lesldcd hero
nnd for twelve years was a member of
tho old Father Mathew society of tha
In his efforts to defeat tho will of tho
convention In re-electing him tlrst vico
president Mr. Logue gave as his reason
that ho would have some affairs of hla
own to look after during the coming year.
Somobody shouted out 'cadets" and -tha
Philadelphia delegates laughed while)
Mr. Loguo blushed.
Ex-President J. J. O'Hara, of tho Soran
ton union under whose leadership tho so
cieties of his jurisdiction made tho great
est progress noted In any subordinate)
union, is the n ost modest and unassum
ing man In tho convention. Ho couldn't
bo anything else than a success, though,
as ho Is a newspaper man.
Rov. Father Scully was chaplain of t
Massachusetts regiment In the robelllon.
He Is Ci years of age, but declined a car
riage In tho parade last night, saving a
man in tho prlmo of llfo ought to walk.
"It's a small thing to mention," said tho
mlddle-osed man in a tone of apology,
"but whllo we're among strangers here I
wish you wouldn't call mo colonel. I'd'
rather be known ns captain."
"But you nro fully entitled to tho desig
nation." "I know I am, and I don't want you to
think I'm not proud of my military rec
ord. Hut everybody who gets a title with
out having been In tro army seems to bo
called colonel, It Isn't always a man'i
own fault; his friends, who mean well,
are responsible. They never distinguish
him as captain, nnd that's why I'd liko
to have you use tho word In my case. It
serves to ldentlf mo with the army and
It sounds more genuine." Washington
Tho First Drink.
Perry Patietlc "I must say I like your
manners. Taking a drink yourself before
you offer mo nny."
Wayworn Watson "Done it for your
own good, hubby. Don't you know all
the temperance preachers tells us tho
first drink Is the ono that leads to ul! tho.
trouble?" Cincinnati Enquirer.