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KENTUCKY IXeisiI AJVtBRIOAN
VANDALISM.
England Guilty of tho Only Case
in the History of the Civ
ilized World.
Tho Cnpitol and Other Buhlic
Buildings Burned by Ad
miral Cockburn.
Value of Property Destroyed at
"Washington Aggregated
$2,000,000.
EXULTATION OF THE LONDON TIMES
From the Irish World.
The only case of vandalism on record
In the history of the world is to be found
in England' doings in America, and in
the columns of England's chief news
paper, the London Times, it stands as a
loudly applauded "splendid achieve
ment." The Encyclopaedia Britannica, an Eng
lish publication, acquits the Vandals of
the methods long associated with their
name, in the following language: "There
does not seem to be in the story of the
capture of Rome by the Vandals any
justification of the charge of the destruc
tion of public buildings which is implied
in the word vandalism."
This same publication boils down the
whole history of the Cockburn barbarism
to one senteuace, as follows:
"In 1814, during the second war with
Great Britain it (Washington) was cap.
tured by the British troops, and the Cap
itol, together with most of the other
public buildings, was burned."
Perhaps the writer was ashamed to go
into particulars, yet even in the little
he writes there is disgrace enough.
Our war of 1812 was subsequently a
continuation of the fight for American in
dependence. When the first British sol
dier quitted the soil of America in 1783
the freedom of the new nation was an
accomplished fact, but it was not yet in
the full sense an independent nation. Ben
jamin Franklin, when a fellow country
man remarked that the war for independ
ence was successfully closed, replied:
"Say, rather, that the war of the revolu
tion. The war for independence is yet to
be fought." Franklin knew that England
had not given up hope forever of re
establishing her power here.
It was with grudging that George III.
and the Parliament of England recog
nized the fact that they had been beaten.
Though compelled to acknowledge defeat
and America's rank as a nation, they
still insisted on claiming, "Once a Brit
ish subject, always a British subject."
On the strength ot tuis aocinue a proc
lamation was issued by the British Gov
ernment giving authority to the comman
ders of British war vessels to press into
the service "British-born" citizens wher
ever found.
"In the course pi fifteen years," says
Lossing, "thousands of native Americans
had thus been made to serve a master
(England) whom they detested. The
United States Government frequently re
monstrated against these outrages and
demanded their discontinuance, but with
out effect. No arguments, no remon
strances, no appeals to justice could in
duce the British Government to relin
quish so great an advantage, and so
flagrant and frequent were these outrages
towards the close of 1805 that in the me
morials presented to Congress on the sub
ject of British depredations upon Ameri
can commerce the impressment of seamen
was a prominent topic.!'
The burning of Washington was not
the only act of vandalism performed by
England. In February, 1813, an English
squadron appeared in the Delaware Bay
which destroyed many vessels. On the
10th Lewiston was bombarded because
the inhabitants refused to supply the
enemy with fresh provisious. "It was,"
says Spencer, "iu the Chesapeake
principally that this discreditable species
of warfare was carried on by the British
ships. Cockburn was in command, and
he rendered his name and character
notorious on account of the numerous
piratical incursions in which he indulged,
the houses he robbed, the families he
plundered, the wanton destruction of
property he authorized and the shameful
insults and injuries he inflicted upon
defenseless women and children."
Frenchtown, Md., was attacked and
plundered on April 29. On this occasion
Cockburn burned and plundered the
Village to the amount of $5,000, besides
some ships that were in the harbor.
Havre de Grace was the marauding
knight's next object of visitation. On
May 3 the English ships assailed the
town by rockets, which set the houses on
fire, followed by destructive bombshells,
and while the panic and fire were raging
the enemy landed. Finally the English
burned and plundered the town and
sunk many vessels. The "civilizers"
next sailed up the Sassafras river, burn
ing and plundering. Havre de Grace
was fCO.000 poorer when they left than
when they came. Georgetown and
Frederickstown a few days later received
visits from Admiral Cockburn and were
deprived of considerable property.
"These exploits," says Spencer, "were
worthy of pirates and savages."
To continue, Cockburn's vandalism
would only be a repetition of the forego
ing, In Spencer's history there is one
passage that is well worth quoting. It is
as follows: "Great Britain was angry and
almost furious (Spencer has reference to
the victories of the brave Irish-American
Gen. Croghan at Port Stephenson, Perry
on Lake Erie and that of Benjamin Har
rison at Thames), and the war hence
forth promised to be One of savage inroads
and ruthless destruction." No truer
words were ever- penned, England had
on abundance of ships and men unoccu
pied, and she determined to strike a
blow which should tell with tremendous
effect and compel America to sue for
peace at any terms. President Madison
and his Cabinet began to fortify the
national capital, fearing lest Cockburn
would carry out his threat of the previous
year to invade Washington.
On August 10 twenty-one sail arrived
iu Chesapeake Bay and joined Cock
burn's squadron. One division was
sent up the Potomac for the purpose of
opening the way to the city of Washing
ton; the main body ascended the Pat-
uxent. After a victory from a small
body of Americans at Bladcnburgh on
the afternoon of the 24th the English set
out for Washington.
At 8 o'clock in the evening Cockburn
entered Washington, which then con
tained about 900 buildings. "He came,"
says Lossing, "to destroy the public
property there." As they advanced u
solitary musket ball (the citizens of the
city having fled at the approach of the
fire fiends), was fired from behind a
house, which killed the horse of Gen.
Ross. The house was immediately as
saulted and the work of vandalism com
menced iu earnest. The same fate
awaited the materials in the office of the
National Intelligencer, the Government
organ, whose strictures on the brutality
of Cockburn had filled that marauder
with anger. Cockburn was about to apply
the torch to this building, when he was
prevailed upon by some women not to do
so as it would endanger their dwellings.
Cockburn desisted from this, but he
caused all the type and other printing
materials to be thrown into the street
the printing presses to be destroyed and
the library, containing many rare works,
to be burned. Cockburn assisted in this
work with his own hands.
The invaders followed the lead of their
Admiral and rushed toward the Capitol.
This imposing style, standing upon the
brow of a hill overlooking the city in
every direction, was even at that early
period of its construction a building of
unusual magnificence. Discharging their
firearms at the windows, the soldiers burst
in the doors and with a shout of triumph
carried their leader to the Speaker's chair,
from which, with mock gravity, he put
the question: "Shall this harbor of the
yankee Democracy be burned?" A yell
of affirmation rang through the hall, and
without further preliminaries papers and
combustibles were piled under the desks
and set on fire.
Now thoroughly aroused to their work
of plunder, a howling crowd of the des
perate marauders hurried to the White
House in thehope,perchance,of capturing
the President and his wife. Finding the
house locked and deserted, they battered
down the doors, and consoled themselves
for the loss of their distinguished captives
by a ruthless destruction of the furniture;
they raided the larder and regaled them
selves with a hastily prepaired feast iu
the State dining-room. Then, destroy
ing the remaining provisions and ran
sacking the place from garret to base
ment, breaking and mutilating whatever
they concluded their visit by setting fife
to the home of the President.
Meanwhile the torch had been applied
to other public buildings, besides several
business establishments and private resi
dences, including one formerly owned by
George Washington. To capture the
stores in the navy-yard and arsenal was
one of Admiral Cockburn's chief objects,
but his plan was forestalled by Commo
dore Timgey, the commandent of the
navy-yard, who, in accordance with in
structions previously received from the
department, set fire to all the magazines,
storehouses and shipping as soon as he
was assured of the presence of the enemy
in the city.
Fanned by the gust of a storm, the
fires that had been kindled in all direc
tions burned and spread with increasing
fury, lighting up the streets with a glare
more brilliant than that of day and re
vealing in ghastly, lurid distinctness the
forms of the marauders reveling amid
their horrible work of devastation.
Higher and higher leaped the angry
flames, growing ever greater and fiercer,
reaching out farther and ever farther,
until the whole city was wrapped in a
sea of flame whose mighty glow illumined
the firmament with a light that startled
the inhabitants of Baltimore, more than
forty miles away. Amid the crash of
walls and the fierce roar of flames, burst
ing shells hurled their death-dealing
fragments in every directiou, while ignit-
intr towder magazines rent the air with
explosions, shattering citizens' houses
and shaking the city to its foundation.
The scene that met the gaze of the citi
zen? as they turned in their flight to look
back upon the doom that had overtaken
their homes was a fitting climax to the
terrible drama of that momentous day.
Great waves of flame rolled and surged
oyer the city, heaving and tossing in
tempestuous fury, and lapping the black
vault of heaven as though the very air
were afire. To this sublime horror of the
earth were added the thunders and light
nings of the heavens, that broke forth in
unusual violence. As though infected
with the evil spirit of destruction, the
elements raged with increasing fierceness
until the next day, when a terrific hurri
cane completed the ruin that the flames
had left unfinished.
Overawed at the terrible devastation
wrought by their hands and the forces of
nature, the British stole silently forth
from the city on the night of August 25
and beat a hasty retreat to their ships.
Slowly and mournfully the hopeless in
habitants returned to their desolate
homes. The value of the entire amount
of property destroyed at Washington was
estimated at over $2,000,000.
The Government and Parliament of
England warmly approved of Cockburn's
act. When the news reached England
guns were fired from the Tower of Lon
don in joyful celebration of the barbarity.
Parliament unanimously voted thanks to
Cockburn and to Gen. Rom, his colleague
in the work of destruction. Parliament
also decreed that At his death a monument
should be erected to Gen. Ross in West
minster Abbey, the burial place of men
to whom England desires to pay extra
ordinary honor, and the titft "Ross of
I Blandensburgh" was decreed to the Gen
eral and his heirs forever Blandcns
burgh, a few miles outside of Washing'
ton, being the place where the battle was
fought previous to the raid of Ross upon
the capital and the burning of the public
buildings and public records there of in
estimable value.
The London Times exulted over the
burning of Washington. "The London
Times," says Lossing in his Field Book,
"then, as now, the exponent of the prin
ciples of the ruling classes in England,
and the bitter foe of the American people,
gloried over the destruction of the public
buildings and the expulsion of the Presi
dent and Cabinet from the capital, and
indulged in exulting prophecies of the
speedy disappearance of the great Repub
lic of the West. 'That ill-organized as
sociation (the American Union),' said
the Times, 'is on the eve of dissolution,
and the world is speedily to be delivered
of the mischievous example of the ex
istence of a government founded on dem
ocratic rebellion.' "
"In long after years (in 1853), when
Cockburn died, the Times lauded him
chiefly for his marauding exploits in this
country and his 'splendid achievement'
iu firing our national capital."
"Admiral Cockburn," says the Eng
lish Encyclopedia Britannica, for his
prominent part in the capture of Wash
ington, on his return to England in 1815,
"received the Order of the Bath; three
years latter he received the Grand Cross
of his order, and was made a Lord of the
Admiralty, and in 1818 was returned to
Parliament for Portsmouth. In 1819 he
was made Vice Admiral, and Admiral in
1837; in 1841 became Senior Naval Lord."
Thus was the destroyer of our national
capital loaded with honors, instead of
obloquy, for his crime against civiliza
tion. A BOY'S KINO.
My papa, he's the bestest man
Whatever lived, I bet,
And I ain't never seen no one
As smart as he is yet.
Why, he knows everything, almost,
But mamma says that he
Ain't never been the President,
And that surprises me.
And often papa talks about
How he must work away
He's got to toil for other folks
And do what others say;
And that's the thing that bothers me
When he's so good and great,
He ought, I think, at least to be
The Gov'nor of the State!
He knows the names of lots of stars,
And he knows all the trees,
And he can tell the different kinds
Of all the birds he sees,
And he can multiply and add
And figure in his head
They might have been some smarter men,
But I bet you they are dead.
Once when he thought I wasn't near
He talked to mamma then
And told her how he, hates, tojbe," ,,
"The slave of other, men,' '-Jf -A1--
And how he wished that he was rich
For her and me and I
Don't know what made me do it, but
I had to go and cry!
And so when I sat on his knee
I ast him "Is it true
That you're a slave and have to toil
When others tell you to?
You are so big and good and wise,
You surely ought to be
The President, instead of just
A slave, it seems to me."
And then the tears come in his eyes,
And he hugged me tight and said:
"Why, no, my dear, I'm not a slave
What put that iu your head?
I am a king the happiest king
That ever yet held sway,
And only God can take my throne
And my little realm away!"
S. E. Kiser, in Cleveland Leader.
GREAT BALL GAME
For the Benefit of Mrs. Cox.
Both Teams Confident.
The Players.
All arrangements have been completed
for the ball game tomorrow at the League
Ball Park between Young Men's Divis
ion, A. O. H., and Mackin Council, Y.
M. I., the proceeds of which, as has been
heretofore stated in these columns, go to
Mrs. Mary A. Cox, whose deserving case
has attracted attention throughout the
city. The joint committee of the two
bodies has met with success and encour
agement, and everything is now in readi
ness for a great benefit.
The First Regiment Band will furnish
concert music in the grand stand before
and during the game. Mayor Weaver is
expected to pitch the first ball, and Jim
Wolfe, the old-time veteran, has been
agreed upon to umpire the game.
Through the courtesy of Messrs. Thos.
Keenan and Al. Strub the boys will ride
to the park in hacks. Bud Hillerich has
provided the bats and GrifHth & Sempje
and Reccius Bros, have donated the balls
for the game. Grimes & Garry, proprie
tors of the popular West End base ball
resort, have contributed supplies of dif
ferent kinds to the opposing teams, thus
reducing the expenses to a low figure
and leaving a big margin of the receipts
for Mrs. Cox.
The rival teams have worked hard and
earnestly and are iu condition to put up
the game of their life. The exact line-up
will be as follows:
Young Men's Division Kilker, c;
Yetiner, p.; O'Hara. s. s.; MilHgan, lb;
Kelly, 2b; Donahue; 3b; Halley or Coo
ney, 1. f.; Cunningham, c. f.; Kennedy,
r. f.
Mackin Council Gleason, c; Gies, p.;
Schrieber, a. s.; Ryan, lb; gchrleber, 2b;
Currati, 3b; Shelley, 1. f.; Flynn, c. f,;
Weber, r. f.
Play will be called at 3 o'clock'.
There wilt be a big crowd of Hiber
nians at the ball park tomorrow to root
for their team.
GINGER REILLY
Fun the Pollcb Used to Have
With Him in the Tender
loin District.
He Was Very ' Profane, Very
llellgious and Very Quick
Tempered.
His Thrilling Experience With
a Sawdust Anaconda and
nn Alligator.
HAD TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF JOKES
A group of police officials whose paths
are now strewn with roses sat ill the cafe
of an up-town Broadway hotel one even
ing last week and talked of the old days,
when they were young iu the police busi
ness. Every man in the group was an
old-timer, and all had interesting anec
dotes to tell and interesting experiences
to relate, says a writer in the New
York Sun. Police Captain James K. Price
was one of the party. Capt. Price is now
in charge of the Tenderloin, a district
which he knows thoroughly. When Alec
Williams held sway there Price was his
right-hand man. The Story he related
had to do with that time.
"In all my time on the police force,
and incidentally the'nine months I spent
off of it," began Price with a grin, "I
never met or knew a more interesting
policeman than 'Ginger' Reilly. He was
in the Tenderloin when Williams was
there. Reilly has a good old Irish Chris
tian name, but the boys dubbed him
'Ginger,' and the name has stuck to him
since."
"He must have been hot stuff!" some
one ejaculated.
"He was hot stuff," continued the nar
rator. "An Irishman by birth, he was as
profane and as religious a man as I knew
in the business. Reilly's profanity was a
source of wonder to the men in his
platoon. The boys would tease him just
to hear him swear. " He didn't mean to
be profane, but it seemed to come natural
to him and he couldn't stop it. That's
the reason he was dubbed 'Ginger.' If
any one had a practical joke to spring,
Reilly was the man who had to staud.the
brunt of it. And there were a good many
practical jokers quartered in the Thirtieth-street
station-house when Reilly
was there.
"For a post Reilly had Madison avenue
from Twenty-third to Twenty-seventh
street. The first year Barnum showed in
Madison Square Garden the show hadn't
been running a week when a rumor was
afloat that an ininienyg q,n?nondn' hgd.
escaped from the circus. It was only a
rumor, of course, and probably originated
in the brain of the circus press agent.
Auyway, it was seized by a couple of
Reilly's fellow policemen as a tip for a
good practical joke on the Irishman. I
was a roundsman then, and it was my
duty to see that Reilly stuck to his post.
The proposed joke was unfolded to me
and I agreed to help play it. One of the
jokers bought a dozen or more yards of a
dark-colored material and had it sewed in
circular joints on the stovepipe plan.
When the cloth joints were put-together
they measured about fifteen feet. One
end tapered and on the other was fast
ened an immense snake's head, which
was procured from a theatrical costumer.
This makeshift snake was kept hidden
for a couple of nights iu a Fourth-avenue
grocery store near Madison Square Gar
den. The grocer was well supplied with
chaff and sawdust, of which he agreed to
let us have all we wanted. With the chaff
and sawdust we were going to stuff our
cloth-made anaconda,
"Reilly was to be the victim, and we
left no stone unturned to give him a good
scare. A couple of nights before the
trick was sprung the jokers talked in
awed tones about the anaconda that es
caped from the circus. Reilly was always
an interested listener,' and the boys got
him worked up in great shape.4 He was
especially interested as Madison Square
G.arden, from where the anaconda was
alleged to have escaped, was on his post.
The night the joke was to be played
Reilly didn't go on post until 12 o'clock
When the midnight platoon turned out
the Sergeant on duty read the following
general alarm at my request:
" 'Escaped from Barnum's Greatest
Show on Earth, now being held in Madi
son Square Garden, a copper-colored ana
conda, fifteen feet long and as thick as a
man's leg. The anaconda is a man
strangler and very dangerous. If seen
iu the street notify the circus at once.'
"The men went to their posts. Reilly
relieved his side partner and was doing
as usual a good straight tour. The cloth
made anaconda was in the Fourth-avenue
grocery rapidly being 'filled with chaff
and sawdust. When the job was finished
it was quite a respectable serpent for one
of its kind. The paper-made jaws were
far apart, showing a glowing red within
At 2 a. m. Reilly was sighted on the west
side of Madison avenue at Twenty-third
street The snake was carried into
Twenty-sixth street and placed in the
gutter near the northeast corner. A stout
piece of twine was attached to the body
near the head. The twine reached from
the improvised snake half way across
Madison Square Park, where that end
of it was manipulated by myself standing
behind an immense tree. I was to fur
nish the snake's motive, power when
Reilly hove in sight. I saw him coming
up the avenue leisurely swinging his club.
Unaware of danger or of practical jokers,
he approached the southwest corner of
Twenty-sixth street. XH serpent was
already moving at a good pace. Reilly
had stepped into the roadway when he
heard the rushing, Then he saw the
open-jiwed reptile waking directly for
mm. (iie turnea pnic una yeuco
" 'Holy mother, preserve me! There's
that seascrpint?'
"He turned with a whoop and a string
of profanity and started like a lightning
bolt down the avenue. I cut across the
park to Broadway and ran to Twenty
third street. I started east on a walk,
Running like wild toward me was Reilly,
He was really scared.
" 'Rounds!' he yelled. . 'I saw it! 1
saw it! An' if I didn't run the
sarpint would have made me poor childer
orphuns.'
" 'You've been drinking, Reilly, and
I'm afraid I'll have to report you for be
ing off post.'
" 'The man that says I'm drunk is a
liar, and I can whip him,' yelled Reilly.
'I saw that damn snake, or whatever you
call 'im. I tell you he made for me, and
whin I ran he crawled into Madison
Square Park. Och, thira poor hums that's
asleep on thim benches! Sure it's the
corpses they'll be when that laddybuck
gets through wid them.'
"The upshot of it was I went back with
Reilly, but I knew we would find every
thing peaceful. There wasn't any sign
of a snake. To Reilly's great chagrin
the sleepers on the park benches when
awakened avowed they had seen no
snake, and laughed at Reilly when he
solemnly said he had been pursued by
one. I left Reilly on the post and ad
vised him not to make nny report of the
mysterious snake at the station house.
When he reached the house, however,
every one had heard of the snake. He
was roasted unmercifully by the other
coppers, who accused him of being drunk
and 'hitting the pipe.' Several months
later, when he learned he was the victim
of a practical joke, he was furious. He
swore he would whip the men who hoaxed
him if he knew who they were, but he
never learned their names.
'Reilly was the victim of a similar
joke a 'few months later. It was in the
winter time, when some one who was
wintering in Florida sent one of the boys
an alligator. When the 'gator reached
the station house he was in a bad way
from the cold. He was placed under the
section room stove and every effort made
to thaw him out. After a time he began
to show signs of life. He was carried up
to Reilly's cot and placed therein between
the blankets. Reilly began to get ready
for bed half an hour later. As was his
custom when retiring, he knelt down be
side his cot to pray. He always prayed
in an audible tone and ended his prayers
with 'God bless my enemies!' He asked
blessing for his enemies this night and
pulled down the clothes on his bed. As
the clothes were removed the 'gator
opened his jaws wide and gave a peculiar
kind of a yawn. Reilly jumped back
and swore himself blue in the face when
the men in the section room laughed
boisterously. Reaching over for his club
he dealt the poor 'gator a powerful blow
on the head, which put him out of busi
ness. Dressed only in his nightshirt
Reilly ran down the stairs to the Ser
geant's desk.
iSergeant,,-h&-roatd,-ome-rovydy
put aa alligator in my bed and I want
yon to see it for yourself.'
"Up the Sergeant went to Reilly's
sleeping quarters, but there wasn't any
sign of the reptile. While Reilly was
making hi3 complaint the dead 'gator
was thrown out a rear window. It was
found in the yard the next morning.
"When Reilly was praying he was sub
jected to all sorts of indignities by his
room-mates. As he would be about finish
ing, rubber boots, shoes, helmets and
night sticks would shower about his
head. Then he would swear regardless
of the fact that a minute before he had
been praying. He would start for the
first man he saw throw anything at him
and there would be a rough and tumble
fight. Reilly could fight, too, and the
man he tackled never got away without
a couple of hard bangs. But that didn't
deter the boys from placing stove coal,
salt, pins and every conceivable thing in
his bed when they wanted to have fun.
"As you would expect, Reilly was an
Irishman from the ground up. Anything
tending to better the condition of Ireland
met his hearty support. Everything
printed in the papers about the home
rule movement at that time was read
over and over again by Reilly. One day
he came in the house from post and
picked up a paper from the section room.
In big letters at the head of a column
was the caption, 'Home Rule for Ireland.'
The rest of the boys were engaged in
watching the dying moments of Nigger
Jim, a faithful dog that had been at
tached to the station house for years, and
who was poisoned by some miscreant
earlier in the day. Reilly read a few
lines of the home rule article, and then
threw the paper on the floor, yelling
loudly:
" 'Hurrah for Ireland! We'll get home
rule at last. '
"Before Reilly had finished Nigger Jim
staggered across the floor and fell in a
heap on the unopened newspaper Reilly
had been reading. The dog gave a couple
of convulsive shivers and was dead
" 'Home rule for Ireland means death
to terriers,' said some one jocularly.
Reilly got mad and Insisted on whipping
the man who insulted his race. He would
have carried out his threat, too, if he
hadn't been held until he cooled down
somewhat. Nigger Jim, by the way, was
buried in the station house yard and his
bones now rest there.
"When Reilly was transferred from the
Tenderloin he carried his belongings .to
his new post. He was very saving and
wouldn't spend a dollar unless be had to.
The night he went away he shouldered
the mattress of his cot and started to
leave the house. A couple of mischiev
ous coppers stood on the station house
stoop. As Reilly walked down the stoop
one end of the mattress was slit open
with a penknife and a match put to it.
Reilly reached Seventh avenue before he
discovered the fire. He dropped the
burning mattress and jumped to the
fire-alarm box on the corner. Then he
turned in an alarm. You should have
heard the way the firemen roasted Reilly
when they learned why they had been
called out. But Reilly didn't, care. He
was too interested iu trying-to discover!
how the fire started. He never did find
out."
"Where is he now, retired?" asked one
of the listener, as the story of Reilly was
brought to a finish.
"indeed he is not retired. He is still
pounding the pavements in one of the
upper West Side precincts."
APPOINTED POLICEMEN,
The Board of Safety Brings
the Force Up to 'Its
Full Quota.
The long needed increase of the police
force of this city was provided for during
the past week, when the number was in
creased to the regular quota 300 men.
This announcement of the action of the
Board of Safety was received with favor
generally, the only exception being the
carpet-bag gang who are now running
the Louisville Commercial. There were
a great many more applicants than vacan
cies, and it is conceded that the board
exercised good judgment in both its
appointments and promotions.
As a result of the increase there will be
one more Captain, two Lieutenants, four
Sergeants and two Corporals.
Tom Maher, who has made an enviable
record as a detective, was made Captain.
The promotion was richly deserved.
Maher is an old policeman, and is not
only one of the best men in service in
point of discipline, but is one of the most
intelligent. Sergt. Sam Owens and Sergt.
Andy Miller, both good men, were made
Lieutenants. Corporals William Wales,
H. W. Stone, John Dalton and Ed Paul
were made. Sergeants, and John Holden,
Fred Richterkessing, Pat Tully, John
Monsch, John Hess, William Pfeifferand
Ernest Brueing were made Corporals.
Corporals Mel Lapielle, Steve Connally
and Charles McPeek have been assigned
to special duty. Dressed in citizens'
clothes, they will be stationed in the resi
dence part of the city. Sneak thieves in
the guise of peddlars, petty thieves of
all kinds, and the maliciously mischiev
ous small boy are among the nuisances
they are expected to attend to.
The following is a list of the appoint
ments made : John Lincoln, James Sav
age, Pete McKcnzie, A. F. Renz, George
O'Neal, Thomas Nohalty, Thomas Brown,
JohnCronan, J. J. O'Connell, Dan Thomp
son, John Enright, Mike Barry, Ed Kas-
senbrook, Fred St. John.Henry Houghlin,
George Weinhoff, Charles Cruickshank,
John Fossee, William Fluce, Pete Ilennie,
Ed Moran, Jerry Camozzi, Robert Deutch
man, Walter Smith, George Brown, John
Snyder, Henry Grass, Ed Egan, Tom
Moore, W. S. Hutchinson, Andy Harrit,
A. J. Sheridan, Jack Kelly, M. J. Holli
han, John Wagner, M. J. Leamy, Dan
Mullen, A. S. McDonald, Albert Beau-
cerle, Louis Meagher, James Heffernan,
William Galloway, John Sheehan, Pat
Keenehau, Jr., Peter Schupp, Joseph Lee,
William Lawler, P. Mullen, James Faust,
Hoiry Bloomer, Richard FitzgerahL John
Spahn, Andy "ScTTnThlerJames Murphy,
Ed Pulford, Ed Callahan, John Doyle,
Henry Olges, George Howard, Dave
Gibbons, Con Wickham, Thomas Con-
nady, Charles Wheeler, John Flynn, John
Gorman, Peter Maurer and Philip Her
bold. All of the above are destined to make
efficient officers, many of them having
had experience on the force heretofore.
Mike Barry, one of the new men, was
favorably mentioned for the position of
Chief some years ago, and will not be
long in coming to the front, as well as
many of the others. There are no better
citizens than those whose names appear
above, the Commercial to the contrary.
SHAMROCK.
CONTINUED FROM FIRST PACK.
Hugh C. Kelly is one of the most pop
ular young men iu Belfast. He is the
son of the sub-Sheriff for County Down,
himself a popular and worthy man, one
of the boys, in fact. A sub-Sheriff for
an Irish county is a member of some one
of the favored families. How popular
Mr. Kelly is and what his general stand
ing is may be judged from the fact that
he is Treasurer of one of the most im
portant yacht clubs in the British isles.
Mr. Kelly is a lawyer with a big prac
tice not only in Belfast itself, but also in
Downpatrick, the county town which is
popularly supposed to be the burial place
of St. Patrick. In its jail at the present
time are confined the men who were
concerned in the assassination of the
Irish iChief Secretary, Lord Frederick
Cavenish, brother of the Duke of Devon
shire, and the Under Secretary, Thomas
Burke.
Hugh McGildowney is a scion of an
old County Antrim house. His father is
a patriarchal old gentleman, with .broad
acres and a handsome residence near
Ballycastle, not far from the celebrated
Giant's Causeway. He is a magistrate for
the county and was a member of the
grand jury, a body of county potentates
which has been abolished by the County
Government law recently enacted. Young
McGildowney went early, like so many
other members of good families of Down,
Antrim and Derry, to learn the ship
building business at Harland & Wolff's,
He is now one of the constructors of the
yard, and will have charge of the build
ing of the Shamrock.
On Sunday an enthusiastic public meet
ing was held at Ktllawalla, between Bal-
Unrobe and Westport. It was expected
that Mr. William O'Brien would attend,
but owing to the visit of the Lord Mayor
of Dublin and Mr. Field he was unable
to be present. Large contingents were
present from Aghagower, Islandeady,
Partry, Cushlough and Ballybeau, and
practicilly the entire population of Killa
walla were present. The contingents
were headed by banners and fife and drum
bands. The sectional differences between
Irish Nationalists are not permitted to
interfere with the meeting, Parnellites
and auti-Parnellitcs co-operating with
equal enthusiasm'. The chair was taken
amid applause by Mr. Patrick Joyce, of
Hasel Rock House, an extensive grazier. ,
Boys'
School
Suits
m
The pleasautest pla.ee in
town to buy them, the most
to see here, the most attrac
tive styles and at most attrac
tive prices.
Knee Pants Suits as high
as $12.
Long Pants Suits as high
as $18, and ns low in price as
honest goods can be sold for.
Nice Gifts.
Choice of Football, Indian
Clubs or Dumb-bells with each
Suit, regardless of cost.
School Shoes.Shirts, Waists,
Caps, everything a boy wears.
Third and Market.
)13iSliII22IIIIIlllXilllft!
SPORTING.
Watch this column for the news.
Paddy Gorman, of Australia, wishes
to box Tom Williams again.
Seybold of the Richmonds leads the
Atlantic League in home runs.
Mike Sears, who has been matched to
meet Jabez White at Birmingham, Eng.,
sailed for the other side on Wednesday.
It is said that Joe Walcott and Kid
Lavigne have agreed to meet ill a twenty-five-round
bout at San Francisco next
December.
Frank Selee signed James Smith, for
merly shortstop for Hartford and Fall
River. Smith is said to be a fine infielder
and a good hitter.
Spider Kelly, of San Francisco, has
written ajetter to Spike Sullivan, asking
the latter to come to San Francisco and
meet him in a limited round bout.
Ten games were won and sixty-nine
runs were scored by the Baltimore in the
series against the Pittsburtis, the latter
the rubber thirty-four times.
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from fSnrtntiritl. whn ivn vnfiniiictif1 tiw
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Otto Sieloff, says that the poor showing
which he made on Saturday night was
due to the strained tendon in the left
hand.
It has been decided that the New Yorks
will play the Washingtons at Weehawken
next Sunday and the New Yorks and
Brooklyns will meet there a week from
that day. Both games are postponed
contests.
Terry McGovern and Casper Leon have
been matched to box twenty rounds at
112 pounds before the club donating the
best purse. Mike Small, of England, is
also ready to box McGovern either in this
country or abroad.
The date of the bout between Johnny
Van Heest and Tommy Hogan, which is
to take place before the Louisville Ath
letic Club, has been changed to Septem
ber 21, in order to give the men more
time to get in condition.
Jim Franey, the former lightweight,
who is to tackle Australian Jimmy Ryan
before the Kentucky Athletic Club Sep
tember 20, has returned to his home in
Cincinnati and has already commenced
his training for the bout.
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witn whom he has boxed two draws.
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ago to meet Kid Lavigne. The reason
Spike gives for taking down his money
is that Lavigne has made arrangements
to meet other boxers iu preference to
himself.
Although Kid Lavigne is the favorite
in the betting in his coming contest with
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has wagered 15 10 to 800 that Erne
knock Lavigne out.
If Tommy Ryan fails to get
match with either "Mysterious"
cuse snort has offered to nav all
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him to the other side. ,
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well-known base ball manager, has nnr.
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oiucr memuers ui nis xorouio i earn.
Irwin has some friends interested with
him in the new venture.
The match between Bobby Dobbs and
Kid Robinson at Music Hall last Mon
day night proved much more interesting
than was anticipated, Dobbs put his
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round. Up to this point there was some
very lively work by bcth men. Dobbs
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aJd'hc was counted out. i

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