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VOL. 1 NO. 4. LOUISVILLE, KYm SATURDAY, JULY 30, 1898 FIVE CENTS k IRELAND. Financial Grievances of the National Teachers to he Recognized. The Earl of Howth Originates the Irish Fisheries Dis cussion. Governors of the Bank of Ire land Keport aProsper ous Year. An Important Meeting Held Relative to Railway Matters. "WHAT THE INDEPENDENT SAYS. On the consideration of the Irish estimates lately the attention of the House of Commons was directed to some of the financial grievances which affect the National Teachers. On the vote of the ,625,734 to com plete the sum for National Education in Ireland, including the grant in aid pointed out the extraordinary position in which the arrears of the fee grant stand. It appears that under this head the sum of ,95,000 is due to the teachers. They have been agitating to have this amount paid, but the Government, .has been exceedingly slow in recognizing the obligation that lies upon them for prompt settlement. The debate, however, forced the ques tion on the Government in a manner which prevented it being evaded any longer; and it will be observed with satisfaction that, as a result of the dis cussion, the Chancellor of the Ex chequer promised that three-fourths of the amount involved would be paid over to the teachers, and the remain ing one-fourth placed to the credit of the pension fund. The Earl of Howth, who is deeply 'interested in the question of Irish fisheries, originated a discussion in the House of Lords which, it is to be hoped, may be productive of some good. He called attention to the present unsatisfactory condition of the Irish salmon fisheries, and urged that as a Royal Commission was recently appointed to consider and report on the laws, modes of fishing and con ditions governing certain Scotch fish eries, Ireland has now a paramount claim for a similar Royal Commission or commtttee to advise and report on the salmon fisheries of this country. Speaking on behalf of the Govern ment, the Earl of Denbigh admitted the justice of Lord Howth's com plaint, but went no further than to undertake that the recommendations of the inspectors and the views of Lord Howth, Lord Clifden, and Lord Mayo, who took part in the discus sion, would receive the earnest atten tion of the Government. Official promises of this kind are generally only a method for shelving a ques tion, but it is to be hoped that Lord Denbigh's announcement is for once an exception to the rule, not a mere empty form of words, and that it in dicates that the Government will really do something to place the salmon fish eries of Ireland at least in the same position as regards encouragement and support as those of Scotland. " The Goyernors of the Bank of Ire land have issued their report and statement of accounts to be submitted! at the general meeting of proprietors on the 19th inst. The accounts, which are made up to the the 30th of June, 1898, disclose a very prosper ous state of affairs. After meeting all expenditure, providing for bad and doubtful debts, for interest due on deposits, rebate on bills not at matu rity, and writing down bank premises by 3,000, there remains a balance at credit of the profit and loss account amounting to .177,836 odd. The board recommend the payment of a dividend of 6 per cent, on the half year, being at the rate of 12 per cent, per annum. Two years ago the divi dend was at the annual rate of ioj per cent., so that substantial progress has been made since then, notwith standing the widespread financial de pression. These figures are evidence of healthy and progressive manage ment, and the shareholders have every reason to be gratified. An extraordinary meeting of the shareholders and stockholders of the Waterford, Limerick and Western Railway was held at the Waterford terminus. The meeting was held in compliance with a circular signed by shareholders, and was for the purpose of "considering the action of the di rectors of the company who dissent or have dissented from the proposed amalgamation with the Great Southern and Western Railway Company." Besides the chairman (Hon. Percy Bernard, D. L.), there were eight directors present at the meeting. Mr. Synott, one of the shareholders who signed the requisition calling the meeting, made it pretty clear that any of the directors who persisted in their opposition to the scheme of amalga mation would be expected to resign and make room for others who would the Doara. L.ora i-asueiown, in a characteristic and able speech, ex plained his reasons for having opposed the scheme. He was convinced, he said, that a powerful railway system could have been formed by an amal gamation or tacit understanding be tween the Rosslare Railway, the Dungarven, Lismore, and Cork Di rect, the Rosslare, the Great Western, and the Waterford and Limerick Com panies. After referring to the pas sages in the report of the Hybrid Committee dealing with the objections to the amalgamation, Lord Castletown said he was in agreement with that re port. He was not opposed to amalga mation on good terms for the share holders, but was opposed to throwing away a property which, as he thought, had a growing prosperity before it. The matter was adjourned till the or dinary meeting of shareholders on the 26th of August. Beyond the able and lucid explanatory statement of Lord Castletown, little was done at the meeting beyond revealing the de termined attitude of a large body of the shareholders in support of the majority of the directors. After an all-night's sitting, the Local Government Bill passed through the report stage, says the Dublin Inde pendent. It will be read the third time on Monday, and then it will have to face the ordeal of the House of Lords. That some attempt will be made to amend it there is pretty cer tain; but it is stated that the Irish peers have not been able to make up their minds as to how far they will go in the effort to whittle it down. It is re markable that Col. Sanderson, the leader of the Ulster Tories, moved, after the bill was reported to the House, that it should be read a third time there and then, and this would seem to indicate that, having done their best to secure amendments in its pas sage through the Commons, they are willing to take it as it is. But Lord Londonderry and some others of the Irish Unionist peers, who see in every extension of the popular rights an at tack on their class, will, of course, assail it; but they can not hope to carry if they venture to propose any amendment which would strike at the principles of the bill, for if such an amendment were carried, it would bring them in conflict with the Com mons, who would not give way. It is to be regretted that more time was not available for the discussion of many important amendments which had been moved during the committee stage and on report, but the House of Com mons is not likely to waste much time over the further consideration of amendments by the Lords. This is the opinion, we observe, which is put forward in to-day's Express, which deprecates at I this late hour any seri ous attempt to alter the bill. We may take it, therefore, that the bill will be come law almost in its present form, and it is only fair to admit that the Government have fairly kept the pledges which they had made in re spect of it. It was a pleasant change, 1 too, to find the House of Commons engaged in an all-night sitting passing a measure to enlarge the liberties of the Irish people, instead of, as so often in the old days, forming measures of coercion. But still the Coercion A'ct is on the Statute Book, and so long as it is, and so long as we are denied the right of sending our members to an Irish Parliament, so long shall we re gard even such a measure as the Local Government Bill as nothing more than an installment of justice'and as an in centive to further efforts in the Na tional cause. FRANKFORT. The 0. A. II. Picnic Being Looked For ward To with Anticipation of Pleasure. Bro. P. J. Coleman returned from a business trip last Monday, much im- nroved in henlth. whirh has heenharl Rt. Rev. Bishop McCloskey, of Louisville, and Father McFarland spent Tuesday last in this city, the guests of Rev. T. S. Major. Bro. Wm. Cushion, the "silver tongued orator," of Division No. 1, is contemplating a trip to Philadel phia, Pa., in the near future, with i view to locating. The membership is still increasing in the local Division A. O. H Every meeting since organization there has been from three to seven candidates for membershp. Every member is hustling in order to bring the membership up to forty-five or fifty before the charter closes. Dan Callihan, Jr., died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Catherine Calla han, in this city, Sunday, last, and was buried from the Church of the Good Shepherd Monday evening at 4:30. May his soul rest in peace. Among the representative young Irish-Americans thai was elected to positions at the local pen last week were Thos. G. Newman, Fox Noonan, James Tobin, James Larkin and Ed Meagher, guards, and Dr. H. L. Tpbin, prison physician. Edward McGrath, deputy warden, is also an Irish American. An event that is now being looked forward to with much pleasure in Frankfort and surrounding towns is the picnic to be given by Division No 1, A. O. H., of Frankfort, at Cove Spring Park, Tuesday, August 1 6. The Committee on Arrangements are sparing neither time nor money to make the affair a grand success, and announce several attractions, promi nent among which is a game of base ball between a team composed of members of the Frankfort Division and a team composed of members of a Louisville Division. Excursion rates have been secured from Ken tucky towns, and an effort will be made to either run an excursion from Louisville or get up a crowd and come up on the morning C. & O. return at 6:15 in the evening. Quite a number of members will undoubt edly come up and spend a day in the capital city with Division No. i, A. O. H. A good time is guaranteed all who come for dancing, ' as fine music has been engaged. WRfiHER CAUGHT. Lewis Warner, the Massachu- in This City. me of the Most Sensational Captures Ever Made by the Local Force. !e Had Been Here for Three Months Without Being Known. on His Way Back to Stand Trial for His Crimes. HDWTHE GAME WAS BAGGED. The arrest of Lewis Warner, the assachusetts bank wrecker, reflects eat credit on the Louisville De tective Bureau, particularly upon Chief of Detectives William Sullivan aid Detectives Martin J. Donahue ajid Charles Hickey, all young Irish Americans. .( Warner fled from his home, North- ammoD, juass., on Apm 29. tvneii Warner was missing they started an investigation. It revealed that the Hampshire County National Bank and the Hampshire County Savings Bank were broke. The banks were $640,000 short. Warner had disap peared as completely as if the earth had opened and swallowed him up. Instead of crossing the border into Canada, Warner came West. He reached Louisville on Derby Day. Between the races and the appearance ot the city, Warner became so fasci nated that he could not leave. For several weeks he boarded at the hotels, and then chose a nice, quiet boarding house on East Broadway. While in Louisville he sailed under the name of L. D. Williams. He visited the bucket-shops, churches, dectectives' offices and newspaper offices. He learned that no descrip tion of him had been sent to Louis ville. He even had one of the de tectives show him the rogues' gal lery. Finding that his picture was not there, he felt secure. One day he met a man on the street named Porter. Porter was a neighbor of Warner's "in Northampton. Porter recognized Warner, and reported to the detectives. Chief Sullivan at once detailed Detectives Donahue and Hickey on the case. Meanwhile the Northampton officers were communi cated with, and a description of Warner was sent to Louisville. Detectives Donahue and Hickey went to work with a will. They found traces of Warner every day, but failed to locate the man. On Saturday.Chief Sullivan was walking up Market street, between Third and Fourth, when he saw an elderly man who answered the descriptions given of Warner. Chief Sullivan accosted him, and tqld him he was under arrest. Warner said his ntme was Williams. He claimed to be a New York business man, and pretended to be indignant about his arrest. Chief Sullivan brought him tq the detectives' office. While there a card dropped out bearing the name of Miss Warner, a sister of the man under arrest. Chief Sullivan was then doubly sure he had the man. Warner finally admitted that he was the man wanted, and offered to go back without requisition papers. Chief of Police Maynard, of Northampton, reached the city on Monday, and fully identified Warner. He thought best to telegraph for requi- tion papers. They were promptly sent, and Friday morning Warner started back to Massachusetts in cherge of the Northampton authori ties. " .'-'r Chief Sullivan is the happiest man in Louisville over his big catch, but does not take all the credit for him self. It was only a question of a very short time before Donahue and Hickey would have had Warner. They knew his haunts and habits, and were gradually running him to earth. Sullivan, Hickey and Donahue are a trio of officers that any city might be proud of. By the way, nearly all of the Louisville sleuths are Irish Americans. Tom Maher is a terror to evil doers. Capt. Eugene Daley is one of the best known detectives in the country, and John Sexton is com ing to the front as one of the shrewdest in the business. POLICEMEN AND FIREMEN. Something About the Honrs Tliey Are on Duty Hero Is n Glmiico for Needed Reform. A certain newspaper when short of local news has repeatedly endeavored to supply the deficiency by making unjust and uncalled-for statements relative to the policemen and firemen of this city. This week the paper referred to tried to create a sensation J by stating that policemen and firemen were being forced off four days at a time in order that the Board of Safety might live within the appropriation for the fiscal year. Mr. Ed T. Tierneym an interview with a reporter made ' the following- statement: "The Board of Safety has no authority to lay off or dismiss any policemen or firemen except for charges preferred and sustained by the evidence in the trial of the case. The board has not laid off a single man, and does not propose to do so. The statement is entirely untrue. Some of the men are allowed a few days leave of absence, according to custom, in the midsummer months, and those who have asked for their vacations have been given them as far as possible. The appropriation made to the Board of Safety is run ning short. This is because it was thought the board would have a bal ance left over from the old board of about $40,000. But a failure to wind up the franchise tax suits knocked us out of this money, and we will run about $6,000 short of the appropri ation. When the usual yearly re vision of the appropriations is made at this season we will be allowed the amount needed to run our department. That is all there is to it." Policemen and firemen are always on duty, firemen having only three hours out of the twenty-four, which is allowed them to go to their meals. It would be only just that they be per mitted to have at least one day off each week, and when the next salary ordinance is adopted provision ought to be made for carrying out this much needed reform. Policemen who patrol a beat all night and serve as witnesses in the courts during a great portion of the day, and firemen on duty in the engine houses twenty-one hours, arc entitled to more just consideration. Mr. William P. Ryan, of New Haven, Conn., is compiling an Irish souvenir calendar to commemorate the uprising of '98. A page will be given to each month, with the list of the events that occurred therein, and the dates. It is Mr. Ryan's intention to publish, with portraits, in the book sketches of O'Connell, Emmet, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Wolfe Tone, Gratton and Father Murphy. Dick Moore, of St. Paul, says that he has been matched to meet Austra lian Jimmy Ryan at Fort Wayne. Ind., on August 20. The pair will box twenty rounds. FAMINE, The Terrible Situation as at' Present Existing in the Old Country. Great Suffering in Kerry, Donegal, Mayo and Galway. The British Government Is Charged with Heartless Indifference. A Strong Appeal for Aid for the Destitute and Un fortunate. PATRICK FORI) DOING GOOD WORK At the present time there exists a most deplorable famine in certain parts of Ireland, and prominent Irish men and societies in the Eastern States have been making strenuous efforts to relieve the distress of their fellow countrymen. The New York Irish World, has time past", and a circular" letter from its editor has been received in this city. Contributions to the fund may be made to any of the divisions of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Louis ville, Jeffersonville or New Albany. The cause is a worthy one that calls for prompt action, and no doubt our Irish-American fellow-citizens and many others will respond as liberally as their means will permit. The let ter is as follows: Dear Sir You are, of course, aware that there is a famine in Ireland. This famine prevails in parts of Kerry, parts of Donegal, but chiefly in Mayo and Galway and along the western coast. Their sole reliance, the potato crop, utterly failed; yet they must pay the rent to the remorseless land lord all the same. Many persons have already died of hunger in the dis tressed districts. Many, thank God, have been saved through aid sent them by the charitable, but many more will surely perish unless this aid is sustained and reinforced. This terrible situation of affairs has been made known to the British Gov ernment by the Irish members in the English Parliament; but that Govern ment now, as in times past, has shown only heartless indifference. What it has ventured to do in the way of relief is a grinning mockery. The British Government does not wish to save the Irish people. Nothing remains for us, who are kith and kin to the unfortunate vic tims of England's misrule, but to stand by them as Christians, and as men of the same blood we are under double obligation to come to their rescue. Will you, my dear sir, be pleased to present this sad state of affairs to your society for its earnest considera tion, and urge your kindly influence with a view to prompt and favorable action? The Irish World will gladly receive and very thankfully acknbwledge in its columns any contribution you or your society shall send to it for remit-' tance to Ireland. Very sincerely, Pa'trick Ford. The Frankfort Hibernians hope to have State Secretary. Coleman and State President Cusick with them on the day of the picnic.