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VOL. 36.—N0. 167. IRISH-AMERICANS. The National League Conven tion at Chicago. An Independent Plan of Action Adopted. Neither of tho Factions iv Ireland Recognised. Disapproval of McCarthy's Leadership Indirectly Indicated —M. T. Gannon Elected to Succeed Fitager- aid aa President. Associated Press Dispatches. Chicago, October 2.—M. V. Gannon, of Omaha, tonight succeeded John Fitzgerald as president of the Irish National League of America. The convention, notwithstanding a spirited struggle, adopted an attitude of absolute independence from any of the factions in Ireland or their auxilliary bodies. Secretary John P. Button was re-elected by acclamation, and William Lyman, of New York, was unanimously chosen treasurer. W. J. Qleason, of Cleveland, chairman of the committee on con stitution, submitted a plan which made no mention of the parent body in Ire land, thus divesting the American body from subjection, control or responsibility to the divided organinization now ex isting in Ireland. The plan was adopted without a question, and the salaries of the president, secretary and treasurer were fixed at $1000 each per year. A hubbub was raised by Dennis Ryan, of St. Louie, objecting to the clause in the constitution virtually making one of the objects of the League the boycotting in America of importations of goods of Englieh manufacture. He thought such action looked like taking a hand in Amerftan politics, but the convention failed to see it, and clamorously veiled for Ryan to sit down, while it declared itseli" unmistakably for the boycott. The real fight of the day occurred when the report of the committee on platform was read, some portions of which were ac follows: "The Irish National League of Amer ica, in convention assembled, testifies its devotion to the flag of the Union and the unquenchable love of its members for ,the laws and institutions of our glorious country. Recognizing as we do, gladly and proudly, that our primary allegiance is due to that flag and to those institutions, we affirm that our over mastering desire is to see extended to oar motherland the benefits accruing from equal laws such as have blessed America, made her the hope of 'suffering mankind and a model for nations strug gling for, free institutions. "WO regret the conditions now exist ing in Ireland, and attribute their possi bility to an unfortunate tendency to ward hero worship and one-man domi nation, which we hope to see obliterated from the public lifoof Ireland. We have no desire, nor do we deem it wise, neces sary or patriotic, to pass judgmnnt upon the questions now unhappily separating , our brethren in the old land. We have heretofore tendered our good offices in the adjustment of those differences, and that tender has been wholly disregarded by ttie condoning elements, but we may and must speak out the opinions and wishes of the people whom wo repre sent, and say it is the duty of the Irish, and all other oppressed people to seek freedom by peaceable methods, and only when such methods have been fully tried and found wanting are nations and people justified in resorting to force. But we strongly and emphatically assert that it is equally a duty to prepare for every emergency and stand ready to aid our kindred in every manner recognized and commended by usage and civiliza tion in obtaining freemen's privileges in a land consecrated to freedom by tho heroic sacrifices of centuries. "We call upon those who are respons ible for locking up pver $200,000, mainly contributed by tho people of this country for the support of evicted tenants, to release the same and distribute it as originally intended, and we pledge ourselves that until this request is complied with, we are resolved not to contribute another dollar to aid those who have withheld this money from its legitimate beneficiaries. "We hereby resolve to maintain our organization for the purpose of being in readiness for the performance of such duties as the exigencies of the future shall show to be fit and proper, and we humbly invoke the guidanceof Almighty God for our brothers and ourselves to the end that with His blessings our reunited efforts may result in securing for the Irish people the land in which He planted them, and a government whose personnel shall be so clean and Sure, and whose principles shall be so road, humane and free as to make it a model among the free nations of the earth. "We call the attention of America to the cause of American citizens suffering horrors in British dungeons because of evidence plainly manufactured, and the fact that they dared to express them selves in favor of free Ireland, and we ask our representatives in congress to press the matter upon the attention of the state department." The platform further extends heart felt sympathy to President Fitzgerald, of Lincoln, and Vice-President Martin, of Baltimore; eulogizes them, and ten ders sincere thanks to all the executive officers. Before tbe motion for the adoption of the platform could be put Judge Don nelly, of Wisconsin, arose and announced that there was a minority report. He argued that the minority did not dis agree with anything in the majority report, except that it did not go far enough, "In the language of our dis tinguished fellow citizen, ex-President Cleveland,—" An uproarious outburst of applause and laughter instantly interrupted Don nelly. With some embarrassment he proceeded: "It is a condition, not a theory, that confronts us and Ireland." McGuirfc, of lowa, demanded, on a point of order, that Donnelly first read the minority report, but the convention allowed him to continue his explana tion. He said he wished the convention to recognize a governing party in Ireland. They should boldly and manfully meet the issue and declare that in Ireland, as elsewhere, that the majority should rule. Lyman, of New York, called upon the chair to cut short the long speech, and Donnelly then proceeded to read the. minority report, signed by himself, Sharon, of lowa, and O'Bryne, of Geor gia. It declares approval of the majority report, but begs leave to have the fol lowing inserted in it: "Resolved, That as American citizens and firm believers in the principles of which our govern ment is founded, we recognize the claim of no person to the chairmanship of the parliamentary pxrty which is not founded on the consent and approval of the ma jority of that party, and we instruct the officers ef this league to recognize the chairman chosen by the majority of the Irish parliamentary party." Conkery, of Chicago, suggested that the thing to do was, first, to adopt the platform and then vote on Donnelly's supplement. This seemed exactly what the McCarthyites did not want j but it was their own argument, and they sub mitted as gracefully as they could. The platform was adopted with ap plause, then like a flash came a motion to lay tbe McCarthyite report on the, table, and to the chagrin of the Don nelly party, it was declared carried, viva voce. They rallied, however, Sharon, of lowa, demanding a call of states. '1 hen there was a tangle of motions a.id amendments.* Delegate Joyce, of Chi cago, wanted the convention to under stand that a roll-call would indicate whether or not the body proposed to en dorse Justin McCarthy as leader. Hiss after hiss greeted this first, and only mention in the convention oi the name of either the opposing leaders in Ire land. Confusion reigned for a moment, but finally a roll-call began. Chairpan Conkery, of tho Illinois dele gation, declared that body unanimous for placing the McCarthyite resolution on the table. This was ques tioned and Father Foley, of lowa, ex citedly shouted for a recount, and wanted to know how many delegates there were from Illinois. Much cheer ing followed when a rieing vote of the Illinois delegation showed 153 ayes and 8 nays. Father Foley now jumped to his feet and announced lowa's vote as 2 ayes and 15 nays, passionately adding: "And they represent more money too than all the men from Illinois." Wisconsin also voted 7 ayes, 11 nays, but in the great majority of the states the bulk of the ballots was against en dorsing McCarthy, and the minority re port was effectually shelved. New York voted 45 Eolid ayes. Secretary Sutton was given leave to omit reading his report, because of its length, but the convention adopted it. Chairman Smythe, of Rhode Island, dieted a round of applause with the an nouncement that the treasury books showed the league's accounts to be cor rect, with a balance on hand of $1086. Then came the election of officers. M. V. Gannon, O'Neil Ryan and John P. Sutton were named for president, but the latter two withdraw, and Gannon was elected by acclamation. In accept ing, he said no man-ever occupied the office but had been subjected to villifica tionand contumely.. He did not expect toescape'it, hut did intend to conduct the office fairly, honorably and honest ly, knowing ho Taction, and with an eye single to the welfare of Ireland. He an nounced the reappointment as secretary of Mr. Sutton. Patrick Boyle.'of Toronto, was chosen first vice-president; ~M. D. Gallagher, New York, second vice-president, and E. J. O'Connor, Augusta, Ga., third. James Quinn. Of Davenport, la., and Wm. Lyman, of New York, were nom inated for treasurer. Quinn's nama was soon withdrawn and Lyman was enthusiastically chosen. In an address Lyman said in part: "Our business is our aim ; to the. body alone am I ac countable for my acts, arid to none other." The executive council was announced as follows: Daniel Conkery, Illinois; George Sweeney, Ohio; John J. Dona vah, Massachusetts; James Mangan, Wisconsin; H. J. Carroll, Rhode Island; Nicholas Ford, Missouri; A. P. Mc- Gruik, lowa. After a number of eloquent addresses, the convention adjourned sine die. BO UI. ANGER'S WII.L. Bo Asks to Be Burled by the Side of His Mistress, Brussels, Oct. 2. —General Boulan ger's will contains the following direc tions: "It is my formal wish to be buried in the second compartment of the Bonnemain tomb, and that only my first name, George, be inscribed, with the dates of my birth and death upon a stone near Marguerite's. I de sire the tomb to be always cared for as now. Despite urgent appeals from the clergy, I still refuse funeral rites." Terrific Explosion. Chicago, Oct. 2.—A special from Butte, Mont., at a late hour tonight says: Buildings at the Butte copper mine caught tire early this evening. In a short time 200 pounds of dynamite in a building ex ploded with terrific concussion. Dozens of buildings in the immediate vicinity were practically demolished, and many people injured more or less seriously. Two are dying. Great ex citement prevails. The names of those now known to be fatally injured are Mike Adams and Mrs. Anna Palitch and child. A num ber of miners at the bottom of the shaft were badly hurt by the concussion of the ait in the confined space. The shock was felt over a mile from the ex plosion. A Bogus Indian Heme. Spokank, Wash., Oct. 2.—A courier arrived today from Chowelah, bearing a dispatch to General Carlin, cosamaud ing the Fourth infantry, from Indian Agent Cole, who went to the scene of the reported Indian trouble in Calispel valley, Idaho. Cole reports that there is no foundation for the scare, that greedy whites are trying to dispossess the Indians of their lands, and to frighten the Indians away threatened to bring in troops. SATURDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 3, 1891.—TEN PAGES. THE GRAND OLD MAN. Gladstone's Great Speech at Newcastle. The Liberal Party's Policy Graphically Defined. Four Thousand People Listen to the Eloquent Address. Salisbury's Foreign Policy and the Huutt of Lords Handled Wlthons Gloves—Home Bole for Ire land Inevitable. Associated Press Dispatches. New Castlb-om-Tykb, Oct. 2.—Over 4000.persons wore packed in the; Tyne 3ide theater tonight to hear Gladstone. The appearance of the noted statesman and his wife was the signal for a pro longed ovation, with which Gladstone was obviously delighted. When quiet was restored Dr. Watson moved and Burt seconded a resolution expressing ? affection for and undiminished confi dence in Gladstone. The resolution was carried with renewed acclamation. When the cheering had subsided Glad stone rose to speak. Looking back to '86, they saw, he said, what was believed to be a crushing Liberal defeat. But during the years since elapsed the horizon had bright ened. There were many precursors of certain victory, and that victory could not be far distant. Much had been said about the late conversion of tbe public debt. All the saving thereon and more, he declared had already been absorbed and eff.-iced from the public accounts, not onl> by enormous increase in charges for sup plies and necessary civil rates of the country, but also an enormous increase in the naval and military expenditure. He should like to have spoken on the government's foreign policy which had many domestic results, but the policy of the present administration bad been well nigh inverse and reverse of that of Lord Beaconsfield, Just as the Liber" als endeavored to make the work of the Beaconsfield administration difficult, because they thought it waa doing ill, 'so had they striven to make tbe work of the present administration in its foreign policy easy, because they thought so far as information went its spirit had un dergone a beneficial change. "I shall indeed rejoice," continued Gladstone, "if before the day comes for the present administration to give up the ghnst it will be possible for Lord Salisbury to make an effort to relieve na oithe burdensome and embarrassing oc cupation of Egypt, which.so long as it lasts, must be a cause of weakness." Gladstone spoke a word of congratula tion and hope in regard to the temper ance question, reviewing the work and added: 'Those approaching my period of life may not witness it, but many of you will see a thorough and effective reform of the laws connected with the traffic in alcohol, with acknowledgment of the right of local populations to set tle the question whether within, their borders public houses shall exist." Touchiug the question of the abolition of hereditary peers, (iladetone said it is at present rather in the shade, owing to the priority of the claims of other subjects. He should not be sorry if it would remain in the shade longer, pro vided an extra lease were gained by its forbearance and wisdom in dealing with public sentiment. He warhed the house of lords, however, that it might make the matter a burning question if the peers were tempted to listen to the counsel given by Lord Salisbury when he contemplated the possibility of a Liberal victory, and reminded them that all would' not be over, even if the commons should pass a home rule bill; that the house of lords might interpose itself between the judg ment of the nation and the incorpora tion of that judgment in the form of law. The lords tried that game in '36, throughout the proceedings on the re form bill, and underwent humiliation. Gladstone said he himself, in 'GO and '61, had the felicity or infelicity to be in conflict with the lords. "We "had," he said, "a great battle upon the repeal of the paper duty—one of the most diffi cult and important questions in the whole free trade controversy. You know what the consequences have been in the establishment of a free preßS, which has done more than any other single cause to educate the country, and to which we mainly owe tbe vast exten sion of the franchise. Should the lords be induced to accept the deplorable suggestion of Salisbury, they themselves will he the first to repent it." Regarding registration reform, Glad stone said there was much in favor of giving it a forward place on the Liberal platform. Coming down to the question of labor, he said labor representation in parlia ment must be extended. They, charged with the central management of the affairs of the party, will exhibit the utmost disposition to assist wherever a constituency is found favorable to the claims of a labor candidate. The con stituencies must bear the cost of the residences of these labor representatives in London. Nothing can be clearer than the title of such members to receive such aid from the public treasury as will enable them to discharge the task im posed upon them for the public benefit. Furthermore, it is among the designs of .the Liberal party, when in power, to es tablish district and parish councils to bring self-government to the door of the laboring man throughout the country, and enact compulsory powers, enabling suitable bodies to acquire land in order to placa the rural population in nearer relations to the use and profits from the land they have so long tilled for the benefit of others. [Great cheering.] Coming down to the question of hours of labor, Gladstone said he views with satisfaction the large reductions in tbe amount of toil exacted, which his fellow citizens had achieved in the last twenty years. He wished well to all further reductions it may be possible to achieve without violation of the rights of any man. Before assenting to the principle of a compulsory law bidding laborers to reduce labor to a certain number of hours daily, he was glad to see a demon stration that those who now received low wages for long hcurs are to receive at least those wages for shorter hours. He would give no absolute judgment upon the question, but recommended much Circumspection, much careful ex amination before proceeding with steps which may prove irretrievable. There foie it ought not be prematurely adopt ed. Speaking of the Irish question, Mr. Gladstone said he was glad their op ponents proposed to introduce a local government bill, "hut it is death-bed repentence. For this sixty years par liament and the government have pledged themselves not to adopt coer cion and not to use British credit to pur chase Irish land ; also to introduce local government. They have spent five years breaking two of these pledgee. Now in articulo-mortis, they seek to re deem the remaining pledge. Such is the clemency of tbe Liberal party, I am sure, their resolution will be received with open arms I admit, however, that the reason I rejoice is that local government must assist Ireland to ob tain national rights." The Tory idea of local government, said Mr. Gladstone, is an idle tale—local government without control of its pol icy. This is equivalent to proposing the creation of a parliament without the power of regulating taxation. In combatting the assertion that the government of Ireland had been a suc cess, Gladstone at great length reminded his hearers that what the present gov ernment called crime in Ireland, was an agrarian combination to secure the ten ants' undetermined right. No doubt these combinations sometimes devel oped crime, but the givernment had not waited for crime.' Instead they had in terfered with private liberty in a man ner that would not be tolerated iv this country. Gladstone said he asked himself why the opponents persist in this, for them a hopeless struggle. Is it because they are governed by the, fear of an Irish nation? The reputation of a country is measured by a standard easily gotten at, if it means what its neighbors think of it. A condemnatory verdict was long ago pronounced by England with reference to her conduct toward Ireland. I "Parliament will never overtake the arrears in public business until this ter rible Irish policy is cut out of the way. In a period to come It is clear that it must be either friendship or enmity- Ireland. There has been an attent ive before gngland tor centuries; in those ages when enmity, not friendship, was chosen as the alternative.it was enmity with states not with peoples. You have" arrived at a point decis ive in your history. If it is for the future to say after the next general election, this enmity, if <t continues, will be enmity with a people, not with a state. If Ireland is oppressed hereafter, it wiy be oppressed by you, the people of England. The spectacle of one peo ple oppressing another is sad; the most heartrending and bumbling that can be se«u on the surface of the earth. I can never believe that a great nation will place itself in such a position. In truth this question has already been consid ered and in some degree decided; a declaration in favor of friendship has been j made in the most constitutional manner by the results of the polls. Our opponents now admit it to be something formidable. Constituencies have shown not only the sober, the just, the true, but also the inevitable." [Great ap plause.) ■ "Upon these verdicts Ireland relies. You have watched her conduct in the difficult circumstances of the past nine mouths' conduct, which I do not hesi tate to say has evoked in every breast a responsive voice.of sympathy and of in creased conviction that we may deal safely and prudently with our fellow subjects in Ireland. When the proper time comes the general sense of this country will ratify the judgment already given at nearly a hundred points. Tbe entire people of England will by a great and. decisive majority determine to finally dispose of these demands now made upon them in the clearest and most audible tones, after a long and tainful experience, made upon them alike by their honor, their interest and their duty before God and man." At the conclusion of Gladstone's speech there was an outburst of enthu siastic cheering, prolonged for several minutes. A vote of thanks, proposed by Harcourt, and seconded by Morley, was adopted with a rush, and the pro ceedings closed with the singing of Auld Lang Syne. At today's session of the Liberal con gress resolutions were adopted condemn ing the registration laws, to the effect that the condition of the rural popula tion was such as to require immediate attention on the part of parliament, and looking to other reforms in behalf of the farmers; reaffirming the declarations of the council of the national Liberal fed eration in favor of "amending or end ing thelbouse of lords;" declaring in favor of local option in regard to public house regulations; advocating thorough reform of the land law, and the dises tablishment and disendowment of the church of Scotland. A resolution favoring the abolishing of the house of lords wae introduced by Sir Wilfred Lawson, who made a speech favoring such action. The resolutions and speech caused much enthusiasm. Political Union Necessary. Windsor, Ont., Oct. 2.—At a meeting called to discuss a political union be tween Canada and the United States last night, a resolution was adopted con trasting Canada's finances and popu lation with the United States, and stat ing: This unfortunate state of affairs is almost entirely due to the fact that we are divorced politically and commercial ly from the continent of which we form an important part; that to secure our proper place with respect to the trade of the continent, political union with the United States is necessary. Horticulturist* Warned. San Francisco, Oct. 2.—Secretary Be long, of the horticultural commission, has issued a bulletin to horticulturists warning them against the "yellows," a deadly peach disease, and advising them to purchase their young peach stock in California instead of in the east. The yellows are devastating the orchards from Delaware to Kansas. A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New Stock of H. A. 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