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On the Present and Pros
pective Situation in
Passage of the Local Govern
ment Aet Renders United i
Action Imperative.
Appeals to All to Support the
Nationalist for Mayor of
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
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-
Senator Elkins Says We
Should Hold the Phil
ippine Islands.
Thinks tlie Late War Plaees Us
on an Equal Footing with
The Orient and Pacific Ocean
the Future of Our Com
merce. .
"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
"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
"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,
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
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
They Will Be Represented at
the Knights Templar
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
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,
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
Col. Mike Muldoon Injured
While Alighting from a
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,
And. Improvements Now
Visible in the City of
Sensations Still Continue "With
Regularity at the State
Gov. Bradley Taking No Part
in the Campaign Now Tak
ing Place.
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

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