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VOL. 36.—N0. 167.
The National League Conven
tion at Chicago.
An Independent Plan of Action
Neither of tho Factions iv Ireland
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
"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
"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
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
An uproarious outburst of applause
and laughter instantly interrupted Don
nelly. With some embarrassment he
"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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
Gladstone's Great Speech at
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
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
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
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
■ "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. Gets, 126 West Third
WHAT clothing house failed twice in two years?
WHAT clothing house employs an itinerant Fake advertising
WHAT clothing house paints up their front for $100, and tells
the public they spend thousands?
WHAT clothing house advertises they received 10 cases of
boys' clothing when they only receive 3 ?
WHAT clothing house employs an advertising faker for his
ability to exaggerate?
WHAT clothing house puts goods in their windows at a lew
price which they cannot duplicate inside?
WHAT clothing house has no goods to pack away, because
they can only buy a handful at a time?
WHAT clothing house pays their creditors 60 cents on the
WHAT clothing house is it that salesman representing first
class manufacturer does not solicit?
WHAT clothing house is rated the poorest by R. G. Dun & Co.
and Bradstreets' commercial agencies?
WHAT clothing house started this fight by casting slurs on
honorable merchants who pay zoo cents on the dollar
for their goods?
WHAT clothing house handles Chinese-made goods, because
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WHAT clothing house employs an advertising man who does
not reply to us because we have his record and will
print it unless he apologizes for casting slurs on honest
WHAT clothing house intends to quit business October 31st,
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from-business sale of the
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