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VOLUME I. NO. 14. LOUISVILLE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER S, 1S9S. PRICE FIVE CENTS. Kentucky Irish REDMOND On the Present and Pros pective Situation in Ireland. Passage of the Local Govern ment Aet Renders United i 9 Action Imperative. Appeals to All to Support the Nationalist for Mayor of Dublin. ANNUAL NATIONALIST CONVENTION At a recent meeting of the Independent League in Dublin Mr. John Redmond outlined the work to be performed by the convention to be held on the day follow ing the Pamell anniversary celebration. His announcement of the course to be pursued by the people in using the new and formidable power placed in their hands by the local government act was warmly welcomed by his supporters, says the Dublin Independent. His remarks, which cover the state of affairs as at pres ent existing in Dublin and Ireland, were as follows: Gentlemen, there are two or three ques. lions of great importance at this moment which I desire to speak to you alout to night. First of all, I wish to allude to the forthcoming Pamell demonstration. We are now approaching very near to the time when annually for a number of years past since his death men from all parts of Ireland have assembled here in Dublin to pay a tribute of affection and rev erence to his memory by making a pil grimage to his grave. And it seems to me that this year there are many reasons why this Pamell nnniversay demonstra tion ought to be unusually large and unusually impressive. This year 1808 we have been engaged in celebrating the memory of the dead. The other day here in Dublin we witnessed a magnifi cent demonstration to honor the memory of Wolfe Tone. And it seems to me that no one who took part in that demonstra tion can refuse to honor also the memory of Pamell, a man who, in altered times, and, it is true, with altered weapons, still fought Jog the freedom ofjreland and devoted his life toiler services. '"Amir gentlemen, there is another reason why year after year these Pamell anniversary demonstrations ought to grow in volume and in power. Every year that passes makes it clearer to Ireland how great were the services of Pamell and how irrepara ble has been his loss. Since his death Ireland has been drifting like a rudder less ship, and so, I fear, it will continue until God in His providence.sends some other man who will be able, on the prin ciples of Pamell, to reunite the Irish nation. Gentlemen, I believe that these Parnell anniversary demonstrations are tJf great value to Ireland, aud I sincerely hope that they will continue until some day in the near future, the very near future as I hope, when they may perhaps fittingly culminate in a great demonstra tion to lay the foundation stone here in the streets of Dublin of a National mem orial to his memory, I therefore appeal tonight to our friends in every part of Ireland to organize their forces in time, so that every part of the couutry may be represented in this year's Pamell anni versary celebration. I. may announce to ' you, gentlemen, that the day after the Parnell anniversary it is intention to hold the annual convention of the Independ ent National Party in the Antient Con cert Rooms. The passage of the recent Local Government Act renders it, in our opinion, imperative upon us to organize our party all through Ireland during the coming winter, and to decide upon the lines upon which we will work in using the new aud formidable weapon that that act has placed in our hands. Gen tlemen, the programme to be placed be fore the Independent National Conven tion the day after the Parnell anniversary will require more than ordinarily careful consideration, and therefore we propose to summon a private conference of our leading friends in the city of Dublin to meet a week or so before the convention, and to consider with us the programme which should be placed before the dele gates. There are two other matters to which I desire to allude tonight. The first is the question of the Mayoralty of the city for next year, The question that has arisen in reference to the Mayoralty of the city of Dublin is a national, as distinguished from a merely local ques tion. If indeed it were a merely local question I for my part might, perhaps, uot feel justified in interfering, but it is because I and my colleagues believe that thfs is a distinctly national question, and a national question of the gravest and most vital import, that we have deter mined, with all the resources at our com mand, to interfere in this matter and to take vigorous action, It is well foru3 all to remember that next year, for the first time in its history, the corporation of Dublin will be entitted to the name ,of a really reformed corporation. For the first time in its history it will then be a body really elected by the mass of the people, aud I need not point out to you that, under the new circumstances, its importance and its powers will be enor mously increased. It will then be the first and moet important represeufative Institution In Ireland, and the Mayoralty of the city of Dublin , will - then be. the highest representative position which it will be in the power of the Irish people to bestow upon any individual. Now, under these circumstances, if we are to maintain the credit of Ireland before the world, and if we are to continue to assert our claim to national self-government, it is of the most supreme national im portance that this high office should be bestowed, not merely upon a capable and able man, but also upon a man who will be a representative of the national senti ment of the people. To do otherwise would, in my opinion, be an act of crim inal stupidity and weakness, and nothing less than a national scandal. You are aware, gentlemen, that a section, a small section, of the present old corporation have allied themselves to the Conserva tive members ef that corporation in order to elect to the chair next year Sir Robert Sexton, a man against whom personally none of us have the slightest desire to say a disrespectful word, but who is after all the representative of our polit ical opponent, nnd has been himself a life-long opponent of our national claims. My colleagues and myself for the last seven years have been fighting for toleration in the public life of Ireland. We have faced caluniliy and persecution in the cause of toleration. We desire toleration in the public life of Ireland. We desire to see the best men elected to all these public bodies in Ireland, and. we think that, to adopt the policy of exclud ing from these public bodies every man who differed from us politically or relig ions would be an absolutely suicidal pol icy for Irish Nationalists to adopt. For my pirt and I think I speak in the name of the Pamellites of Dublin for mv parti would be willing to give them, not only in Dublin, but all through Ireland, a fair, I will say even a generous share of representation upon these bodies. For my part I sincerely hope that not only in Dublin but everywhere throughout Ire land men of all classes and creeds and politics may be fairly and generously represented on these new bodies, and I say to these men that if in the future they keep these fair promises that they have given, if instead of being as they have been for so many centuries a part of the English garrison here they turn round and become part of the Irish gar rison, wily they will find that there will be no honor too great for the Irish people to bestow on them in the future, if they cease to be West Britons aud if they de clare themselves to be Irishmen. Hut, having said so much, there is sotjiething more to be said. If, in the name of this toleration, which is patriotic and easily understood, before the value of these promises is known to us, before we know anything of the working of this local governmenract, ana 'in ine nrst year-oi ll 111 TM. the full enfranchisement of the people under this act it is proposed to bestow the highest representative honor in Ire land upon an open and strenuous oppo nent of the national cause, such a course seems to me nothing short of open madness.and I can not conceive any thoughtful man who considers these facts, no matter how generous of disposi tion or tolerant of nature, I can not con ceive any thoughful man proposing such a course at the present moment. In dis cussing this question we have the consoi lation of knowing that such a proposal as has been made can never be carried into effect. We know perfectly well that there is no more chance of an auti Nationalist being elected Lord Mayor of Dublin next year than there is, say, of a Nationalist being elected Lord Mayor of London next year, or, let us say, Belfast. For my part I sincery regret that this is sue has been raised at all. I regret that Sir Robert Sexton, of wJiom I have noth ing disrespectful to say, should have the humiliation of this contest and this niev itable defeat put upon him. I regret that in the first elections under the local government act this element of discord has been thrown into our midst. Hut as this issue has been raised our plain duty is to face it, and the way to face it is simple. We must fight this matter out in every election in every ward in the citv. Now gentlemen, the other matter I de sire to allude to is really in a sense a branch of the same question. It is no use for us to say that when these contest ed elections arise that we will do our best to have proper men elected unless we take the necessary precautions of sensible men to enable us to make a winning fight. These elections arc to be won not next January: they are to be won today, tomorrow and the next few days in the Revision Courts. I am glad to know earnest and self-sacrificing efforts have been made by a number of public-spirited citizens to prepare for this revision. Especially I think a word of praise is due to the efforts of those who started the St Stephen's Green National Registration Society. Those gentlemen have provided money out of their own pockets; they have employed men working in advance of the registration, una now, as it were, to culminate their efforts they have actually engaged solicitors to appear in the courts and look after the interests, not merely of Stephen's Green Division, but every other division in the city, with the result that there is at the disposal of the electors in every ward in every divis ion of this city the services of skilled so licitors provided by the St. Stephen's Green National Registration Society. I must say that I think the Nationalists of every ward in the city of Dublin owe a deep debt of gratitude to those gentle men, and I think it would be a disgrace to Dublin if the entire sum of the costs of providing these solicitors were allowed to fall upon the gentlemen in the St. Stephen's Green Division. I think that Nationalists in every other division of the city, in every ward of the city, ought to make some contribution so as to re- CONTINUKD ON THIRD FAGS, THE FAR EAST Senator Elkins Says We Should Hold the Phil ippine Islands. Thinks tlie Late War Plaees Us on an Equal Footing with England. The Orient and Pacific Ocean the Future of Our Com merce. . OUR GREAT RIVAL ON THE SEA "More important results will follow from the present war than would have been achieved in a hundred years under ordinary circumstances," said Senator Elkins, of West Virginia, is discussing the future outlook in this country. Few men in the United States are bet ter fitted to figure in the role of a prophet than Mr. Elkins, particularly with refer ence to the problems now confronting the nation, says the New York Journal. "We have just entered nn epoch-making age," continued the Senator. "He fore the war I was opposed to annexation north and south. I felt that we had enough territory to govern, nnd that we did not want any more. I sustained the President in trying to settle the differ ences with Spain without war, and hoped up to the last that hostilities would be avoided. "Seeing that war was inevitable, I then felt, as I stated in the Senate in my speech on the Cuban question, that we should be aggressive to the last degree, and take not only Cuba, but also Porto Rico and the Philippines. My idea was that Spain, being bankrupt, could not pay an indemnity, and that we should hold these islands instead. I did not be lieve in the resolutions that nimed to commit the country to non-annexation. "All agree that Porto Rico should be come part of the United States and be annexed immediately. And all agree, moreover, that the insurgents should be given an opportunity to govern the island of Cuba, and if they can not do so, that Cuba shall ultimately become, a.part of !''ftIlC.. Rlnt'"' - ' -l'.-''-7,There is a difference of opinion as to what should be done with the Philippines. To my way of thinking it will be more difficult for us to give up. the islands than to hold them. I resent the proposition that the United States should hold only a part of them or the best of them and give the others back to Spain. Having once taken the islands, this step would be un fair and unjust to the inhabitants. It would be handing them over to their ancient oppressors. "Do you think that the United States would look on complacently to the trans fer of Captain-General Blanco's army from Cuba to the Philippines, and let him kill and butcher the inhabitants or lead ers of the insurgents indiscriminately, besides confiscating their property? This wo could not permit, and this is what would happen if we give back to Spain a part of the islands. "And so the world will applaud our holding the Philippine Islands, as well as Cuba and Porto Rico. "Then, again, these islands are needed, with Hawaii and the Nicaragua!! canal, as adjuncts to our commerce and the building up of our shipping. Great Britain is our great rival on the sea. If we are to compete with her and do our share of the world's carrying trade, as we should, we must have the facilities that Great Britain has. These facilities are islands in the sea and coaling stations around the globe. A builder can not build a house without tools. We must lift ourselves out of our isolation and take our place iii the affairs of the world if we are to become a great factor in the destiny of the human race. "We can not expand our commerce, wc cati not go on and build up American shipping, unless we are put on nn equal footing with England. "This war has providentially thrown into our hands these facilities. We should not give them up under any circum stances. "The holding of all these islands is just as necessary to our future growth and expansion as the Louisiana purchase was, or (is the cession made by Mexico. Both these additions to our territory were vio lently opposed at the tim?, yet there is not a mau or woman living now who would willingly surrender either one. "The United States must be the con trolling commercial nation qf the world. Its situation, if nothing else, entitles it to this. It has the longest coast in the world, while England, on the other hand, is but a small island with a limited sea coast. And there is no reason whatever why she should control the commerce of the globe, when the natural advantages arc all in favor of the United States. "We are now laying the foundations of the future of the republic. It will en dure, I hope, thousands of years. In 200 years we will have between four and five hundred millions of pedple. This will be more in proportion than the three mill ions that occupied the thirteen original Stntes. Consequently we will need more territory for our increasing population. "We are a healthy nation, progressing rapidly in every direction, able to wage war successfully and command the re spect of the world. Shall we now shrink from the petty problem presented by the Philippines, niter having grappled wifh nnd cut so many Gordiau knots in our past history? God forbid! "I have for fifteen years regarded the Orient and the Pacific Ocean as the future of our commerce I look in that direction for our grcalest development aud largest commerce in the next cen tury. On the other sideof the Pacific are six or seven hundred millions of people. All will become consumers, and a great commerce will. grow up from this con sumption. Somehow for other wc are strongly drawn to the Orient, from where civilization, learning I and philosophy have been derived. It is the magnet that draws everything to it. I Civilization has traveled around the globe and now meets the Orient ngaiti. 1 "The United States should not shrink from the small problems involved in keep ing the Philippines. fhese islands have been providentially given to us, and we should uot hesitate tot' persevere in our work of humanity. AsaLowell well says: 'New occasions teachiucw duties, time makes ancient good uncouth.' "Monarchies have colonial possessions; why should not republics? I believe that this Government Will have a better and wiser'colonial policy than the world has ever seen yet. ! "As to how these islands should be governed that is a question that can be left to the wisdom of Congress, which has supreme jurisdiction oer them." C, B, L, Objects of Thist Socloty and " What It HasfDono for Its Members. Deputy Supreme Chancellor Joseph T. Schieffeliu, of the Catholic Benevolent Legion, is meeting with considerable suc cess in organizing councils of this well' established organization, which had its origin in the East soule seventeen years ago. The Catholic Benevolent Legion is a fraternal and beneficial order organized and incorporated undr the laws of the State of New York. During its seventeen years of existence noteven the faintest suspicion has arisen of even nn irregular ity in the collection and disbursement of upwards of 8,500,000 embraced in the benefit and general funds of its Supreme Council, The objects of the legion arc to associate male Catholics between the ages of eighteen and fifty-five socially; to give material aid to its membeis; to ad vance them morally and materially; to provide for the sick and disabled of its belieficiaries or dependents related to them by the ties of blood or marriage at the member's decease a sum of $500, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, $1,000, or $5,000, as such member had previously des ignated. There are at the present time in the United States and Canada 051 councils and a membership of 18,000. The rates of assessments are lower than many such orders, and from a glance at the table one can readily see that the Catholic Benevo lent Legion stands first among Catholic organizations. Mr. Schieffeliu expects within the next two weeks or so to institute the first coun cil of the Legion in this city in the parish of St. Louis Bertrand. Those wishing to secure membership in this council and to come in as charter members can receive full particulars by applying by letter or in person to Mr. Schieffelin at 107 West Broadwuy or to Dr. Melton at 1381 Sev enth street. The Legion lias the endorsement of a large number of church dignitaries, finan ciers and business men and others. An invitation is extended to all aspir ants to come in and be among the char ter members, whose names later will be honored by those who will receive bene fits from the Legion for assisting in organizing such a beneficial and material organization. The C. B. L.'s member ship in Louisville in a year will be surprising. LOUISVILLE DETECTIVES, They Will Be Represented at the Knights Templar Conclave. One of the strongest evidences that Louisville possesses a superior detective fqree is the following Associated Press dispatch concerning the steps being taken in Pittsburg to protect visitors to that city during the Knights Templar Conclave, which will be attended by many thousands of strangers. The dis patch was as follows: "Detective talent, the best in the coun try, will be in Pittsburg next week to guard against thieves and general crooks who are likely to invade the city with the many that will come in for the grand conclave of the Knights Templar. Roger O'Mara, Superintendent of Pittsburg's Bureau of Detectives, has employed his knowledge of the men of other cities in selecting from among their number those properly qualified to give their best serv ices here. He has assurances that twenty large cities will send men. The person nel represents the best thief catchers in the country. Denver sends in the person of J. A. Dana her Chief of Police. J. T. Jaijssen is Milwaukee's Chief of Police. Detective McGrath, of St. Louis, and Charles Hickey, of Louisville, are known from one end of the' country to the other." The recognition of Detective Hickey and the Louisville force is a deserved one, and the Pittsburg, officials would be fortunate could they obtain the services of others of our Detective Department, HIGH COURT To Be Asked to Settle an Important Labor Con troversy. The American Federation and the Engineers' Association In a Snarl. The Outcome AVill Be Awaited AVlth Interest by Employer and Employe. A MOST STUBBORN FIGHT PREDICTED A question of vital interest to every trades and labor organization in the United States, to corporations and public contractors and to city officials in the letting of public work, is to be carried to the Supreme Court of the United Stntes as a result of the long-existing ill will between the American Federation of Labor and the National Association of Stationary Engineers. The point nt issue is the legality of the union labor clause when inserted in con tracts for municipal work, and it is n curious anomaly that the final adjudica tion of the vexed question will probably come through a conflict for supremacy between two labor organizrtions. The controversary originated in Chicago a few week ago, and the decision of the Supreme Court will be awaited with in terest in every city in the country from the fact that it is the first time in the his tory of American trades unions that a matter of their disputes has been carried to the court of last resort. ' The American Federation of Labor, as most of our readers are aware, is the great central organization of trades union ism m the United States since the col lapse and disruption of the Knights of Labor. It numbers among its affiliated organizations a very large proportion of the trades unions of the country, for whose interests it works on legislative lines, nnd by using the "collective power aud influence of all in aid or defense of nny of its affiliated bodies. The National Association of Stationary Engineers is a powerful and influential organization, founded - on educational lines, and its constitution explicitly states that it is not a trades union in the gen eral acceptance of the term, questions of hours or wages not being considered in the proceedings of its subordinate lodges. Between the two there has been consid erable friction for some years, clue to the fact that in labor troubles, strikes or lock outs, the engineers refuse to take part by abandoning their positions, such action being forbidden by the law of their or ganization. . I They claim, however, to have no an tagonism to trades unions, and are will ing at all times to render them their moral support in controversies in which they believe the unions to be right, but insist that in self-protection they must hold aloof in trade disputes, because when these are finally settled or compromised the engineer is left to shift for himself if he has been so unwise a3 to abandon his post and so incur the ill-will of his em ployer. The organization affiliated with the Federation on the other hand assert that the engineers through the course adopted by them are an instrumentality in aiding empolycrs in case of strikes to defeat the men by keeping the plants in operation. The Federation, therefore, considers itself justified in antagonizing the National Association of Engineers, and in furthering and aiding the interests of the other organizations of engineers which are chartered by it aud subject to its laws and rules. The Chicago trouble originated over the employment by a contractor for inunicf pal work of John C. Whisler, a member of Chicago Lodge No. 45, N. A. b. E. In this instance a city ordinance passed, nt the demand or request of the labor unions required that union labor only should be emnloved on the work. It also appears that Whisler joined the N A. S. E. previous to taking employment on the contract in an effort to evade the provisions of the ordinance. The Hoist ing Engineers' Union of Chicago de manded his discharge as a non-union man or else that he join their orgauiza tion. It is alleged that failing to force him to join the union, the local Federa tion people brought pressure on the city officials to compel the contractor to dis charge him. The National Association of Stationary Engineers then got out a writ of injunction restraining the city offi cials from enforcing the union labor clause, claiming it to be unconstitutional and in direct conflict with the "Bill of Rights." On a hearing of the proceedings in in junction the court decided that the city of Chicago had the legal right to insert the union labor clause; that its provisions were therefore binding on its contractor, and its enforcement obligatory by him in the hiring of his workmen under the law of contract. The case was then submitted by the Chicago subordinate lodges of the National Association of Stationary Engi neers to the annual convention of that body in Pittsburg, Peun., two weeks agol in an appeal to tile convention to carry the question to the Supreme Court. This the delegates at first refused to do, claim ing that the Chicago lodge erred in tak ing Whisler into membership while he had a controversy of this nature on. his hands, but at the same time upheld his right to employment rind denied the le gality of the Chicago ordinance which virtually deprived him of it. The matter was finally referred by the convention to President Collett and the national officers to seek legal advice, and then, if deemed proper by them, to carry the matter to the Supreme Court. During the past week a circular has been issued by Presi dent Collett to the various lodges through out the United States informing them that this latter course has been decided upon, and that the union labor clause will be contested, and Whtslcr's right to employment will be upheld if it takes the last dollar in the protective fund of the national association. The union plumbers in Nashville have gone on a strike, their employers having declined to accede to their demands in re gard to apprentices. The working time of- employes of the Baltimore & Ohio Southwestern railroad shops at Washington, Ind., have been re duced from ten to nine hours per day. Over 500 men are affected. The union Listers of Massachusetts hayc been generally successful in making set tlements with the manufacturers, all the larger shops having signed the price list. The Whitman Shoe Company, the largest in the world, signed Tuesday, and in only a few small shops were the men com pelled to strike. The employment of women conductors on stract cars has been stopped in Mad ison, Ind., as the change proved n losing investment. Men with families had been discharged to make room for the women. The men received $10 a week, while the women were paid $ I. The public very properly objected, nnd to emphasize its displeasure boycotted the street cars. The officials of the Waco Street Rail road Employes' Union ordered a strike, their demand of nine hours a day having been refused by the Citizens' Street- Rail way Company. The men have been working twelve hours a day for $1 50 per day. They ask for no advance in pay, but a reduction in hours, nine hours to constitute n day's work. Last reports indicate that the union men will win. IRISH FAIR IN BROOKLYN, Each Province Has a Booth. President Grout Presides, but His Throat Is Too Sore for a Speech. The Irish Fair, under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Kings county; "was opened nt the Clermont venue Rink in Brooklyn Saturday night with enthusiasm on the part of the pro moters and liberality on the part of the patrons. The doors of the rink were thrown open nt 7 o'clock aud the formalities took place an hour later. President Grout, of the Borough of Brooklyn, presided, but was unable to speak on account of an operation recently performed on his throat. The oration of the evening was made by St. Clair McKelway. There were four main booths and an auxiliary booth. Mrs. Miles McKeon had charge of the Province of Leinster booth; Mrs. C. D. Strong, the Province of Ulster booth; Mrs. K. A. Barrett, of the Province of Minister booth, and Miss Maude Brown, of the Province of Con naught booth. Miss M. McErlane pre sided over the auxiliary booth, which was sponsored by the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The donations to the booths made up a maguificant display aud the decorations of the hall were beautiful. The fair is in good hands and promises to be a great success. The fair is an effort on the part of the Ancient Order of Hibernians to raise funds for the erection of a club-house and hospital in East New York. The club-house is to be a rallying place for all the Irishmen of Brooklyn. The interior of the big rink was fitted up and decorated to represent nn Irish village in holiday attire. The pretty Irish girls in the costume of the Emerald Isle, who tended the booths and pictur esque thatched huts, were the attractive features of the fair. NARROW ESCAPE. Col. Mike Muldoon Injured While Alighting from a Street-Car. Col. Mike Muldoon narrowly escaped serious injury at Baxter and Highland avenues last Tuesday evening. He had a hard fall from a street-car, but his in juries luckily proved to be not serious. Col. Muldoon, after leaving his place of business on Green street, between Third aud Fourth, boarded an East Broadway car. .The car stopped for him on the cor ner of Highland and Baxter avenues, and Col. Muldoon sought to nlight. Before he had accomplished this the car started again, which caused him to be thrown heavily to the granite paving. His head struck and he was rendered unconscious. He was carried into the Highland Phar macy, where he was attended by Dr. Jacob Weber, who found that there was little injury beyond a cut on the head. Col. Muldoon was then removed to his home, at 1412 East Broadway. A man was sitting in a restaurent eat ing .oysteas. In came nn Irishman and said: "Oi'll beta dime that 01 can eat oystliers fasther than yezcan open thim." "Done!" said the shell cracker. At the end of an hour the man had opened seventy-five oysters, but the Irish man had only been able to eat sixty-five. Getting up with difficulty, the Irish man said, "Yez win," laid down a dime aud walked out, NEW LIFE And. Improvements Now Visible in the City of Frankfort. Sensations Still Continue "With Regularity at the State House. Gov. Bradley Taking No Part in the Campaign Now Tak ing Place. OPENING OF THE HIBERNIAN HALL Sl'liCI.VI, I.KTTKR.J After years qf quiet sleep old Frankfort has at last awakened, and the present Council which, by the way, is the best and most progressive one that the city has ever had has let the contract for several additional squares of brick street. St. Clair is already finished and work is progressing rapidly on Broadway, Ann and Main streets. New artificial stone pavements arc rapidly being put down on the principal streets of the city. Even the State Custodian has ruled that a new brick pavement is not nn "improvement," but n "repair," and is putting one down around the State House Square. Taken oil in all the old town will shortly be transformed when the L. & N. completes its new and handsome depot. Whether it is "confidence restored" or "McKinley prosperity" that has caused the city to wake up is not known, but, however, everybody is satified. The last days of the Republican State administration tire producing as many sensations as did the early ones. The latest exploded last Tuesday, when Com missioner of Agriculture Moore uncere moniously bounced Chief Clerk Faulkner and filled his place with his (Moore's) wife at $1,'J00 per annum, simply because Faulkner refused to support Moore's can didate for Judge of the Court of Appeals. Faulkner retaliated by demanding that Moore return to him the money that he had put up for Moore's campaign ex penses. This Moore refused to do, and Col. Faulkner returned to Lebanon to reside, a sadder but n wiser man, and a firm believer in the statement a Lexing ton Judge once made about politics. Tuesday evening nt 8 o'clock Division No. 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians, took charge of and opened their new hall in the Kleber building, South Side. The hall has been newly furnished throughout and presented a very nice appearance. Owing to the inclement weather mauy members residing in the country were deterred from attending. However, quite n large number were on hand and were highly entertained by Father Major, the chaplain of the division, in a brief but impressive nddress. After the meeting the members were entertained with a "smoker." Euchre, casino and other games were indulged in until 11 o'clock, when all went home happy in the thought of an evening pleasantly spent. The next meeting will be held Sunday, October 0, at U a. m. Monday was County Court day in n large number of counties and was on that account the general opening day of the campaign on both sides. Nearly all available speakers addressed court-day crowds. Auditor Stone and Attorney General Taylor went to Richmond and Secretary of State Finley to Paintsville. Governor Bradley, however, is conspicu ous only by his absence from the stump. County conventions held in Franklin and other counties Saturday and today itidicate that T. J. Hardin, of Owen county, is certain to be nominated by the Seventh District Republican Convention, which will be held here October 12. W. G. Duiilap and R. C. O. Benjamin, col ored, opposed Hardin, and the former had the support of Judge Denny, McKiu ley's referee in this district. The executive committee which is rais ing fluids for the silver service for the battleship Kentucky has decided to adopt the chain letter system for securing sub scriptions. This plan was adopted on recommendation of Mrs. Charles Sailcll, of this city, who is taking great interest in the movement. Hon. Henry George, Chairman of the State Prison Commission, in n speech at Taylorsville, Spencer county, Monday afternoon, bitterly arraigned the farmer Republican prison officials, making sen tional charges. He said, among other things, that since the present officials nnd commissioners have taken charge they have received letters from contractors offering to give them the same "grnft" allowed to the Republican officials if their goods were accepted. George also exhib ited figures showing that the Democrats are operating the penitentiary at a great saving to the State. Y. M. I. Mr. William N. Gast, the Grand Mar shal of the Y. M. I. National Council, and Mr. John J. Sullivan, Grand Direc tor, accompanied by Father Ryan, of Winchester, and Robert Kcyef , delegates, left for St. Louis Wednesday to help organize councils for the ensuing year, and also to attend the Supreme Council, which meets every three years. After the business of the Supreme Council Mr, Gast will leave for Chicago on a pleasure trip.