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Rt Rev. McGolrick Contrib
utes Another Piece of
To the Current Discussion of
the Public Educational
According to His Views the
Best Catholic Makes the
Bist American.
He Proposes a Plan to Meet
the Point of Distributing
the Funds.
lit. Xi v. McGolrick writes the follow
ing letter in answer to the latest of
Prof. D. L. Kiehle:
In furtherance of your very worthy
object of arriving at a solution the
difficulties that exist, and which prevent
Catholics from availing themselves of
the advantages of tlie public school sys
tem, as well as to aid in clearing away
foolish prejudices, 1 take great pleas
ure in writing wiiat I hope in iv tend in
that direction. In the discussion of t'nis
subject, now wide-spread, it is notica
ble that, with few exceptions, the old
method of calling Catholics vile names
and opponents of the republic, and
even ordering them to leave this coun
try. etc. etc, is no longer tolerated, but
instead non-Catholics of more than or
dinary talent are engaged in seriously
weighing the value of the arguments in
favor of thorough Christian education
In the school?, ami are intent mi some
settlement of the question. It is a hope
ful sign, too, that the latest controver
sies on the public school system are
largely from non-Catholics, ..nd that
nearly all agree that the attempt
to train up g««Hi and virtuous citizens
without the groundwork of some form
of religion, and trusting merely to the
inculcation of general principles of
morality, is a failure.
Catholics declare again and again
that they have no desire to break up the
public school .system, that they are re
joiced at all education tending towards
good, but that as at present constituted
that system is both imperfect and in
sufficient. There is no mistaking the
voice of the church: she speaks with no
uncertain sound, telling her children
that for the preservation of religion the
schools must also be religious, her fun
damental principle being that we must
seek first the kingdom of God and His
To add cogency to the church's argu
ment, we have the experience of many
years and in many countries, at d it is
briefly this: Inat of those Catholic
children who attenn entirely secular
schools, while they did not become
Protestants, yet a large number be
came both careless and indifferent to
oil religion, ceasing to be practical
Catholics, and while generally known
as 'Smart.*' their "smartness" was
neither to the benefit of the state or of
their neighbors.
Crime; ti>o, increased in a proportion
far more than our population, and all
this while secularists were crying out
that we had found in our common
school education the surest prevention
of all crime. Here was a fact sadly ap
parent to us all; we put aside, for the
present, all consideration of the causes
of that increase, remarking merely that
your challenge to appeal to statistics
carefully prepared will be taken up at
another time. * With the full force of
these facts before them. Catholics,
therefore, proceeded to build up their
own institutions of learning, and in
the face of a great injustice have gone
on quietly, as best they can, not only to
support these, but to maintain out of
their scanty means hospitals, asylums
and houses for the poor and aged, bear
ing a double tax for conscience sake.
It is axiomatic that all who pay taxes
ought to share in the benefit of taxa
tion, yet in answer to the candid and
conscientious objections of Catholics,
what drivel is it to tell them that the
schools are open to them, or that they
must come to be educated according to
the present not'ons of a majority. The
strange thing is here also evident, that
those v ho are loudest in their cries for
lion-sectariamsm are themselves mem
bers of sectarian churches.
Do we then seek to control the public
schools? No. Do we try to force our
religion on an unwilling people? Again,
no. We seek freedom in the natural
and divine right of parents t> educate
their own children in the Christian relig
ion and In the way we deem best for
their highest interests.
It may be said that arithmpticor geog
raphy has no more to do with religion
than the building of a house or the mak
ing of a shoe, but all tnese tilings have
more to do with conscience than may be
at once apparent: for a man may build
a house so dishonest! that in a short
time U will topple over and kill those
xv ho dwell therein, or 1 c may make a
hoe that on the first wet weather may
6iiow its paper sold.
'•Grammar," says Cardinal Newman,
"does not at first sight appear to admit
of a perversion, yet Home Tooke made
of it the vehicle of his peculiar skepti
cism. Law would seem to have enough
to do with its own clients and their
affairs, and yet Mr. Bentham made a
treatise on judicial proofs a covert at
tacK on the miracles of revelation. And
in like manner physiology may deny
moral evil and human responsibility;
geology may deny Moses, and logic may
deny the Holy Trinity; and other
sciences, now rising into notice, are, or
will be. victims of a similai abuse."
Catholics, then, look for an equal dis
tribution of the burdens and the bene
fits, and point out the means adopted to
this end in countries situated as we
are. In Austria i«ud Hungary the rights
of non-Catholics are respected by
affording to them schools in which
Protestant religious instruction is im
fart» d, together with secular knowl
edge. In Belgium, in Canada, in Eng
land. they have found it to be for the
best interests of the state to give such
opportunities as will permit tiie charac
ter of the Dupil to be deeply impressed
t»y religious influences in the schools.
There are no people in the world more
tolerant than the Catholics of the United
States; holding public positions all over
this broad land, they are ever on the
tide of popular liberty, and if there be
danger to our institutions it will not
come from Catholics properly educated,
but from irreligious men brought up
under secular influences. The best
Catholic will be the best American.
Host Protestants of all forms of re
ligion are satisfied with the present
secular system, but there are nearly
12,000,000 of Catholics who are far from
being content. What then will satisfy
them and yet keep the free schools in
tact? The following plan may be worth
consideration: Let state inspectors be
appointed to examine the children
in Catholic schools, and taking the grade
now general in public schools, allow re
sult fees only for those children who
have passed the required examination
in secular studies. Furthermore. let
these same inspectors give certificates
of competency only to those Catholic
teachers who can pass a strict examina
tion, oral or written, in the subjects
they are required to teach, placing such
qualified teachers on equal footing with
the present public school teachers. Let
these inspectors sec that the required
standard of education be well kept, and
that school houses, furniture and ap
paratus bo in good order. The collec
tion of school taxes is in no way
changed, and while all who are
satisfied with the present system
of public schools can continue to enjoy
their benefits, those who are conscien
tiously opposed to them will, at all
events, under state supervision. educate
to the apDointed grade. Catholics will
answer for it that while the religious
and moral habits of the pupils are cared
for, they will not be behind in secular
knowledge. There are details In con
nection with this plan which.of course,
cannot l»e entered Into here; but be as
sured that no one will join more heart
ily in a proper adjustment of this grave
question than the present writer.
James McGolkick.
Minneapolis, Dec. 14. IMb
The Prisoners Not Hopeful Over
the Outlook.
Chicago, Dec. 15.— A morning paper
says: "It was evident yesterday that
the suspense was tolling heavily on the.
Cronin suspects. Beggs seemed to have
an idea that his fate as trembling in
the balance, and that his case was the
cause of the lung delay. His efforts to
conceal his emotions were heroic.
Kunze maintained his careless de
meanor, apparently believing that what
ever the verdict his life was in no dan
ger. Coughlin'sfacp was a sealed book,
lie grew more sullen, sour and taciturn
M the hours passed. Burke was stolid.
O Sullivan was wrapped in the deepest
despondency. When the news of the
adjournment until this morning was re
ceived there whs a slight lifting of the
tension, and the prisoners retired to
their bunks."
Burkes Original Counsel Ex
presses This as His Opinion.
Milwaukee, Dec. 15.— Senator Ken
nedy, the man who was Butke's origi
nal counsel and withdrew from the
case at a critical point in the trial, is
watching the result with Interest.
"That jury is packed." said he last
night when told that no agreement had
been arrived at. "It is all nonsense,"
he continued, "to think the jury is
quibbling over such a slight thing as
the term of imprisonment for one of the
defendants. Such differences of opin
ion in a jury room are soon settled after
a prisoner is found guilty. Let me tell
you that not one of the defendants has
been found guilty by that jury. There
are eleven for the conviction of all of
them and one who will vote for a week
for acquittal. Who the man is I have
not the slightest idea. I did not with
draw from the case because 1 thought
the jury was fixed." ■ • ; . i
Because He Wouldn't Lend Money
to His Girl's Brother.
Baltimore, Dec. 15. — Michael O'-
Toole, thirty-three years of age. is at
the Baltimore City hospital, pretty
badly used up. He is shot in tho right
shoulder and the left thigh: his face is
scalded and his head bruised. His con
dition is critical. He attributes his
damages to tho ferocity of one Charles
Callahan, for whose arrest a war
rant has been issued. O'Toole
states that he is a brake
man on the Pennsylvania railroad and
boarded with Mrs. Callahan at Gun
powder Neck until a week ago. He fell
iv love with the daughter Kitty, ana
they were to have b» en married to
day. A week ago he incurred the dis
pleasure of Charles Callahan. Kitty's
brother, for refusing to loan him *50.
Last night O'Toole went to Callahan's
to make final arrangements for his mar
riage with Kitty. Charlie drove him
away with a gun. This morning O'Toolo
went to Callahan's again. Charlie met
him at the door and shot at him with a
revolver. Callahan continued to shoot
a/id somebody threw boiling water on
him and kicked him in the head.
O'Toole was brought to the hospital by
two of his friends.
Pulse of Trade "as Shown by the
Bank Exchanges.
Boston; Dec. 15.— The following table,
compiled from dispatches from clearing
houses in the cities named shows the
gross exchanges for the week ended
Dec. 14, 18S9. with rates per cent of in
crease or decrease, as against the gross
exchanges for the corresponding week
in ISSS: ■ .
Amount. I Inc. I Dec.
New York 5751.4b0.61" 7.6
Boston 101.061,321 13.-J| . . .
Philadelphia.... 63,1G1.510 9.2
Chicago 73.82 1.0uii 7.5
St. Louis 20.027.159 1.6
San Francisco... 17,144.6:151 11.5
New Orleans... 14.«t>'».534 0.2
Pittsbnrg 13,583. Ss9' 7.4
Baltimore 1_.«91,736 13.2
Cincinnati 12.»».85« 3.2
Kansas City y.si>o.lGV 4.3
LonisTille". 7,130.493.... 0.04
Providence. ... 6,45».000 11.9
Minneapolis 6.563.161 16.5
Milwaukee 5.970,000 16.5 ....
St. Paul 4.5*6,0*3 4.U
Detroit 5.59-2.169 14.9
Omaha 4,84!»,174 28.3 .....
Denver 4,524.4iH) 42.-
Memphis 3,367.55t; 6.8
Cleveland 4.-166.-65 23.5
Columbus a 452,20. 19.!>
Indianapolis ... 2,275.303 15.8
Richmond 5.0P9,1_» '3.7
Fort Worth L 705.882 82.2
Dallas 2.230,993 83.3....
(ialveston. 1.9 6.415 7.7
Peoria 1,621,651 8.7
Duluth 1.797.205 75
Hartford 2,227.410 21. «
St. Joseph 1.530.884 12
Portland. Me,.... 1.269,646 13.2
Norfolk :. 1,126.156 20.1
New Daren 1.357.91- 8.5
SDrinKflcld 1.233,965 .... 16.4
Wilmington 1.123,243 63.0
Worcester 1,299.79- 29.S
Lowell 783.464 .... 10.2
Los Angeles .... 543,36" 47.9
Syracuse 816. .30 .... 2.2
Grand Rapids... 655.425 3.2
Wichita 593,733 5,1
Dcs Moines 7S-',IOI 33.* ...
Topelca 331.516 7.2
'Buffalo 2, -59,416
"Portland. 0r.... 2,0 8.of!
*Xas.hville 1,1*39,317
•Sioux City 911.6 '5
♦Seattle.: 846,623
•Tacoma 797,7-.'6
♦Montreal 6.109.075
♦Halifax 1.609.624
Total l,180,8b8.a>»» 8.9
Outside N. V.. I 439,397.719 8.9
•Not included in the totals; no clearing
house at this time last year.
In "•Kangaroo" Court.
HUTUHUiaoar. Kas., Dec. Yester
day the prisoners in the jail here were
holding what they call "kangaroo
court. John Shoutz was actilig the part
of sheriff. He was sent to arrest Will
iam M eNulty. Going to his cell, he at
tempted to arrest Mc3<ult3', who refused
to go. Shoutz then called two other
prisoners, his deputies, and on their
entering the cell McNulty drew a knife
and cut Shoutz's throat, severing the
jugular vein and killing him instantly.
Both parties were in jail awaiting trial
for burglary. McNulty has been bound
Held Up a stage.
Nevada, Cal., Dec 15.— stage
from Downierille was held up this aft
ernoon four miles above here by a lone
highwayman. There were three pas
sengers, but one escaped to the woods.
The others were ordered to dismount.
A freight wagon with two men next
came along and they were also com
pelled to dismount and join the others.
About 1150 was taken from the passen
gers and five packages of registeied
mail were taken. Th« robber attempted
to break open the express box, but
failed. The teamsters say that two
other highwaymen were hidden in the
O'Connor Issues a Challenge.
Toronto, Ont., Dec. 15.— William
O'Connor, champion sculler of Amer
ica, has deposited $500 with the Empire
Newspaper Printing company to make
good a challenge to row any man in the
world for the championship and $2,500 a
side. The challenge is to remain open
three months. O'Connor makes special
mention of Teenier and Stainsbury.
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Suffering From Influenza.
Berlin, Dec. 15.— The number of
persons in this city who are suffering
from influenza is placed at 15,000.
The Action of the Federation
of Labor Unanimously
In Making Selection of Trades
to Push the Short-Hour
Review of the Past Week in
Labor Circles of the Twin
Dual City Comment on Hap
penings Among Those
Who Toil.
At the meeting of tlie state eight
hour league held yesterday at 70
East Seventh street, there were
present * 237 delegates from Dtiluth,
Minneapolis and St. Paul, representing
trades unions of the cities named, and
representatives of the Knights of Labor.
The recommendations of the Federa
tion of Labor, now in session. were read.
These are, advocating the selection of
one or moio trades to inaugurate the
eight-hour movement, and that the
strength of ail the organizations be con
centrated on gaining accession to the
demand to be niado by these selected
trades in the way of support
ing them if a strike becomes
necessary, and forcing tue suc
cess of the movement so far as they are
concerned. After these have secured
the desired end it is proposed to select
other trade s in twos and threes, oper
ating in the same manner as above.
Delegates Ward, O'Gara, Martin,
Valesh, Griffin, and Grundemon dis
cussed the feasibility of adopting the
plan proposed by the federation. There
was little room for argument, as the
sentiment of the meeting seemed to De
universally in favor of the adoption
tion of the plan as submitted,
and the meeting proceeded to
unanimously indorse the federation.
A motion was made and laid on the
table providing for the assessment of
each member at the rate of 25 cents per
week, the money to go toward the for
mation of a resistance fund. 'It was de
cided to expend all the available funds
of the league in the dissemination of
eight-hour literature throughout the
state. It was decided that the next
meeting should be . held on Jan. 12 at
Labor Temple, Minneapolis.
The trade and labor assembly held an
unusually interesting session last Fri
day evening. A portion of the business
related only to the private affairs of the
assembly and could not be given for
publication, but seemed to enlist a largo
amount of attention and spirited dis
cussion. ----
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The following circular was received
from Columbia Typographical Union
No. 101:
Whereas, The congress of the United Mates
in March, 1*77, unjustly ordered a reduction
of 20 per cent in wages then paid at the gov
ernment printing office; and
Whereas, Columbia Union No. 1 1 Is en
deavoring to secure the restoration of wages
to the r te prevailing prior to 187 ."therefore.
Resolved. That we appeal to sister unions
to adopt, if possible, at the December meet
ing resolutions requesting their respective
senators and member* to oia in effecting such
restoration and to mail a copy of such reso
lutions to the legislators concerned and a
duplicate to the secretary of this union.
he typographical union had already
passed a resolution indorsing the action
of Columbia union, and instructed their
delegates to the trade and labor assem
bly to bring the matter be for the as
sembly for its consideration. The fol
lowing resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That the Trade ana Labor As
sembly of St. Paul heartily concurs in the
sentiments expressed by Columbia Union No.
101. of Washington, in its memorial to con
gress for a restoration of the wages paid the
employes of the government priming ollice
in 18-7. and urge our senators and congress
men from this district to give it their lavor
able consideration.
A copy of the resolution will be sent
to the representative from this district.
The following resolution from the
Scandinavian Aid association:
Whereas. Several persons have been In
jured and killed in former years while work
ing on the Ice Palace, the cause of such acci
dents being mainly the lack of necessary
scaffolding and other safeguards for the pro
tection of life and limb; therefore, be It
Resolved, That we. the members of the
Scandinavian Aid association urge the trade
and labor assembly to use its influence in
procuring the passage of an ordinance by the
city council which shall provide for proper
safeguards if an Ice Palace is built this year
and provide for damages iv case the ordi
nance is not complied with.
The assembly indorsed the preceding
resolution, and will see that the matter
is brought before the city council.
* * *
The committee appointed to canvass
the city in regard to the new early clos
ing movement reported that they had
only partially completed their work.
The new agreement provides that all
stores shall close at 6:30 every evening
except Saturday and Monday during
the holiday season. The list of signa
tures is: Plymouth. J. L. Hudson,
Fantle Bros., Murphy Bros.. Edward H.
Funk, Croonquist & Peterson, llabig
horst & Co., Carlson & Erickson, Will
iam Funk. C. H. Sennit ger. Mrs. A. E.
Devitt. George Wickman. J. li, Davis,
B. Harris, J. G. Elmquist, W. S.
Lyons. Cincinnati Shoe company,
Moss & Goeb. Leybourne & Craig, A.
M. Olson. The report of the committee
was accepted as progressive and the
work will probably be fir Shed by Jan.
1.1890. Only four divisions of trade
have yet been approache—
dry goods, boots and shoes and cloth
ing. The merchants seem favorably
impressed with the new arrangement
and the committee find but little oppo
sition. Some of the merchants could
not be found, and some who have kept
closed from the first are not included iv
the list quoted.
* • r-_v."» \ ' J
A delegate from the Typographical
union requested that a committee, be ap
pointed to investigate the condition if
large buildings where a number of
people are employed. Another delega c
stated that many of the tire escapes now
in use are of no practical use. Those
now in use on the Ryan hotel were the
best that had yet been used. A com
mittee was appointed to call on the
building inspector and see how far the
existing law could be enforced.
• - • .-■.-.. •
The assembly voted to donate $10 to
the Bijou theater benefit for the Typo
graphical union of Minneapolis.
A communication was received from
Secretary P. F. Fitzgerald, of the Jrou
Molders' Union of North America, stat
ing that a previous circular received
from Union 142, of Hannibal. Mo., was
sanctioned by the International union,
and asking that organized men buy
only stoves bearing the white label with
the following notice on the face: "This
certifies that these castings have been
made by competent first-class workmen
who are members of the Iron Molders
Union of North America, an organiza
tion opposed to cheap and prison-made
goods. All infringements upon this
label will be punished according to
* • •
A proposed amendment to two sec
tions of the constitution was read and
laid over one month as provided by the
♦ • •
The report of trade showed printers
and carpenters quiet; pressmen, fair;
cornice workers, good ; machinists and
machinery molders.fnir; boot and shoes,
brisk; bakers, fair; cigarmakers, good;
salesmen, quiet.
* . ■■•
Messrs. Fitzgerald, Valesb and Cor
coran were appointed to interview the
proprietors of Browning, King & Co..
to see in what relation they stand to
that linn in tho East, and determine
whether the boycott on that name shall
bo enforced In this instance. . ...
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The auditing committee made are
port for the preceding five mouths. The
treasury is now in a better condition
than at any tltr.e before Iv the exist-*
ence of the assembly. The report was
accepted. The account of tho assembly
with the Co-Operatlve Mercantile com*
pany Is still unsettled, as the assembly'
is unable to find out who should receive;
the money, as the co-operative company
has gone out of existence, and its meiur
bers and officers are widely scattered.
• • •
One new delegate was admitted from
the cornice wokers' union. The assem
bly then adjourned to meet again, the
fouith Friday in December. : *■ if.-:
• • «
Assembly 4031 held an open meeting,
Thursday evening, In their hall, corner
of Park and Sycamore streets. Messrs. ,
Kennedy and Wyatt made brief ad
dresses. • • • a < ■«
• . .. • ♦.
The Nationalists met on Friday even-
Ing at the Business Women's club room,;
W. G. 11. Smart, of . Minneapolis was
to have read a paper, but did not put In.
appearance. President Hodgson and
others indulged in a general discussion .
of the coming state of society.
. • '♦• *•■■,*%-.
The Young People's lyceum discussed
the land question last Monday evening
at the People's church parlors. T. Mor
gan, of the Single Tax club, presented
a paper dealing with the historical as
pect of the land question.
_____ «
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Stephen's Library associ
ation will be held in the library rooms
Jan. 7, 1890. All stockholders are re
quested to be present, as there will be
an election of officers fur the ensuing
ear, also a board of directors.
• • *r
The Trade and Labor assembly holds
its regular fortnightly meeting next
Friday evening at Hall No. 6, Labor
• ..;.-" • ;..•■;• •
The Scandinavian branch of the
Brotherhood of Joiners and Carpenters
hold an open meeting, followed by a so
cial hop at Dania hall next Wednesday
evening. All workingmen of that na
tionality are invited to be present.
♦ * ' *
Assembly 4014 is preparing to give a
basket social sometime during the holi
day season and and an open meeting
with a short but interesting progiamme
in connection with it.
The Social Science club held a lively
meeting last Monday evening and com- '
menced the winter's campaign by tho '
adoption of resolutions calling attention
to various places where the life of em
ployes and citizens was not protected
as the law provides.
* * •
The Senior Nationalist club met with
a small attendance at Dr. Clark's resi
dence last Tuesday evening, aud in
dulged iv a rambling discussion until a
late hoar. No more meetings will be
held until after the holidays, when Dr.
Clark will r**ply to Key. S. W. Sample's
strictures on nationalism. " '
* * ♦ ■ »i>;
The Single Tax club held an amusing
meeting last Tuesday evening arid '
helped Herman Ash to wrestle with the;'
"Effect of Tariff on the Quality of
Woolen Goods." Herman was earnest
in his convictions and presented them
in his own original style, but the rest of
the club don't seem to have recovered .
sufficiently yet to express any definite ,
opinion. .. ' '"
♦ •» *
An Eighth ward Nationalist club was
organized last Monday evening at the
residence ot Prof. Finsterbach, 3117 '
Portland avenue. " - .f
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The K. of L. directors held a special
meeting last Monday evening to ar
range for their second annual ball. > j
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The quarterly report of the secretary
of the K. of L. Building association for
the last quarter shows the. receipts of
Labor Temple for rents, etc., while
the expenses were $430. The balance
will be applied to the floating indebted
ness. . '-. -
The directors of the bui'ding associa
tion met last Monday evening and de
cided to hold the second annual ball
Friday evening, Dec. 27. The follow
ing committee of arrangements was ap
pointed: Thomas A. Clark, H. M.
Burgess. S. G. Coniee, Ed Martin, An
drew Mclland, C. B. Murphy, Ole Ber
num, Gust Johnson, James O'Leary
and M. J.Gill; reception. Mesdames
H. M. Burgess. Ed Martin, M. J.
Gill, Thomas A. Clark and An
drew Melland; subcommittees:
arrangements, H. M. Burgess, chair
man; Thomas A. dark, secretary;
printing. Messrs. Gill, Murphy and Mar
tin: advertising, Messrs. Johnson and
Clark; music, Messrs. Comee, Wei laud
and O'Leary: hall, Messrs. Johnson,
Gill and Comee. ~~
Neat - invitations, printed on heavy
satin finished paper are being issued by
T. A. Clark & Co., and read as' follows:
Office of K. of L. Bulletins; Association,
Minneapolis, Dec. 15, — The managers
of the K. of L. Building association last y< »r
inaugurated the holding of an annual recep
tion aud ball iv commemoration of tlie open
ing of the Labor temple, and to Dring the
stockholders and their many friends to
gether for an evening of social enjoyment
It is with great p 'ensure, therefore, that the
managers extent, to yon this invitation to at
tend the second annual reception and ball
to be held Friday evening. Dec. 27. The
programme will mc.u ric a band con
cert by Thyle & Kiujtwairß orchestra
in the large hall from 8 to 0:3 >. after
which dancing well be^in : while Hall C will
be devoted to progressive euchre, whist, etc.,
under the direction of Manager «»iIL who has
arranged foreiirnt tables and procured suita
ble and handsome prizes for each end. The
Ladies' Protective association will furnish
the supper in their usual acceptable manner.
The price of tickets has been placed at $1
and are now on Bale by the directors and
others. The proceeds to go into the building
These invitations are being sent to
the various labor organizations, and
there is every indication that the ball
this year will be fully as successful as
that of last year, when the large hall of
the Temple was crowded to its utmost
capacity, j
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Messrs. E. J. Harrington, J. Winters, 1
U. J. McNally, M. P. Mclnerny, M. J.
Fox, L. A. Horan, J. Stratton, J. C.
Sherin, M. W. O'Gara and N. Cushing
are actively engaged in preparing for
the fifth annual ball of the Plumbers,
Steam aud Gas litters' association, to be
held at the Labor Temple Friday even
ing, Jan. 10.
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Division No. 357, Brotherhood of Lo
comotive Engineers, lias issued pretty
invitations the shape of New Year's
cards for their annual ball to be held
at Harmonia hall, Wednesday evening,
Jan. 1, 1890. 7
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The Temple club gives the second of
its series of socials at the Labor Temple
next Tuesday evening, ana a pleasant
time may be expected.
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The East Side Labor club is arranging
for a holiday raffle and social to be held
at their hall, 20S Central avenue. Thurs
day evening, Dec. 26. A large number
of useful and valuable articles to be
raffled have been donated by East Side
merchants, and a committee from the
labor club is visiting all ttie organiza
tions on this side of the river and dis
posing of a large number of tickets.
The occasional socials given by this
club are of a pleasant, informal charac
ter, and the coming entertainment is
likely to be well attended.
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The l«?ncfit at the Bijou theater ou
Friday afternoon netted nearly 11,000,
which was turned over to the typo
graphical union to be used as it may di
rect. The union never needed funds
more than at the present time, as it has
been under r heavy expense since the
Tribune firo In the payment of funeral
and such benefits piovlded In their con
stitution. There are a number of mem
bers who were injured and : Others
thrown out of work by the recent calami
ty, and the generous benefit tendered by
the Bijou management is sure to bo ap
preciated. ':•■' •;' .:■'., •?'
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, The Switchmen's Mutual Aid associa
tion gives its annual ball, at Uarinonla
ball next Tuesday evening, and are ar.
lauglug for their usual enjoyable time
The Social Science club, last Monday
evening, emerged from its place of se
clusion, and resolved in Its usual stylo
and wall some effect. The resolutions
railed attention to the dangerous condi
tion of electric wires in many places.
Friday the council committee mot, as
sisted by such eminent citizens aa C.
M. Lorintr, Loren Fletcher, . E. S. Cor
per, W. A. Barnes, O. A. Tray, J. W.
Griffin, 0. P. Walnnian. S. S. Leonard,
Mayor Babb and others." Th« result of
the discussion was that the electric
litrht companies aro to have until June
1, 1890, to put their wires underground
and out of harm's way, or quit doing
business. The Social Science club has
no doubt that this ' prompt action is the
result of the publication of their resolu
tion on the subject.
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Walter Voormau leaves to-morrow for
New York city, wheie he intends to re
side for the next two or three years and
devote his attention to literature.
-Miss Ella Kice, of Cloquet, is in the
city to remain for several months.
John McGurk Jr., has returned from
Montana, and will probably spend the
winter in the Flour City.
John McCarthy, formerly secretary of
the building association, has gone to
Seattle for the winter.
It Takes Place at the Palazzo
Rezzonlco, Venice.
Venice. Dec l.'>.— expressions of
grief and sympathy called forth by the
death of Robert Browning, recall the
similar expressions on the death of
Wagner. Browning refused to the last
to believe that he was seriously ill.
Every day, whatever the weather, he
went in an open gondola to Lido. He
was taken ill Nov. 27, but he insisted
on going to the theater, against the. ad
vice ot friends. During the night he
was seized with a serious attack of
bronchitis. The disease dragged
on until his heart became
affected. but he constantly
repeated that he was setting better. On
Thursday last, the day of his death, he
declared that he would get up on the
following day. His family did not sup
pose that the end was so near. At 7in
the evening he became very weak and
nad great difficulty in breathing.
Shortly before ho died, be turned to his
son and asked for news from his pub
lisher. The son read a telegram saying
that the edition of his last volume of
poems was almost exhausted. The poet,
upon hearing this, smiled and mur
mured "How gratifying." These were
his last rds. The funeral service
was held to-day in the Palazzo Rezzon
ico. The family desired to inter
the remains at * Florence, bat, in
accordance with the desire of
English people, the body will be taken
to London on Tuesday for interment in
i Westminster abbey. At the service to
day the coffin was covered with beauti
ful wreaths, one of which had been sent
.by the municipal authorities at Venice.
'Many diplomats and officials, and a
large number of English and American
residents, including Mrs. Brouson, an
intimate friend of the poet, were pres
ent at the service. The cortege started
at 4 o'clock. The body had been placed
ion a splendid funeral barge, which was
: towed by a steamer of the royal navy.
■On the barge, as a guard of honor, were
members of the municipal guard and
firemen. The family and l): inti
• mate friends followed in sepa
rate gondolas. The coffin - was
deposited in the Central chapel
of the cemetery of St. Michael, where it
vvili remain until the conclusion of. the
formalities attending its transportation
to London. Prime Minister Crispi sent
a message of condolence to the family
of the poet. A memorial tublet will bo
placed in the facade of the Palazzo
Kezzonico. ;""

The Actor Will Undergo a Surgi
cal Operation. : - •
New York, Dec. 15.— Arthur B.
Chase, manager for Lawrence Barrett,
the tragedian, returned from Boston to
day and stated to a Tribune reporter
that Mr. Barrett will undergo a surgical
operation at the Massachusetts general
hospital in Boston to-morrow. Mr.
Karrett has ~ been troubled for several
years with swelling of the thyroid
glands. Of late the swelling has be
come extremely disfiguring. Dr. Fitz,
the specialist in glandular diseases,
gave the tragedian the choice between
medical and surgical treatment, but,
owing to the long time it would take to
effect a cure by the foiuer method. Mr.
Barrett decided to submit himself to
the knife. His company will be given
a vacation of four weeks, beginning a
week from to-morrow.
Many Exiles Shot— A Dying Man
Hanged rom His Bed.
London, Dec. 15.— Reports have been
received here of the massacre of Siber
ian exiles. It is alleged that a party of
exiles, having hesitated, contrary to or
-618, in the withdrawal of a petition,
were attacked by police and soldiers.
Six were shot dead, including a young
woman. Nine were wounded. The pre
text for the attack was that the petition
was of a rebellious character. A
court martial condemned those of the
survivors to death and the others to
long terms of imprisonment. One of
the wounded was carried to the gallows
on a bed. W h»*n the noose had been
adjusted the b d was removed. Friends
of the victims declare this to be the
worst case in Siberian records.
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A Convict's Suicide. -
i Jeffeijson City, Mo., Dec. 15.—
John Welch, a convict at the peniten
tiary, committed suicide to-day in a
frightful manner during the Sabbath
services held in the dining room, on
the fourth floor of the penitantiary. He
arose suddenly from his seat and
rushed to an oDen window and jumped
out. He alighted on the third story
balcony below, but, recovering himself.
he threw himself over the railing. He
fell headlong to the pavement below,
killing himself instantly.

■' „ McCorkle Becoming Famous.
i Chakt.estox, W. Va., Dec. 15.— W.
A. McCorkle, who distinguished him
self a few days ago by slapping United
States Marshal White in the face for
some offensive remarks about Jefferson
Davis, and last night whipped Editor
Rober, of the Tribune, for an uncom
plimentary criticism, was presented
with a gold-headed cane tl.is evening by
his admirers.
A White Cartridge.
New London Special to Xew York Sun.
■ The latest Connecticut albino is the
strangest one ever reported, a pure
white partridge that - was killed the
other day by William Arnold, of Ilad
dam. in the Connecticut river valley.
Even the feathers on the bird's legs are .
of snowy whiteness. No hunter in the
state had over heard of a white ruffed
grouse before. -' •
. Mr. Arnoldiiad not long to wait for a
purchaser for his curiosity. George A.
Chaffer, of Middletown, paid #3 for it,
and will uot "set it up." ;■;>■
Congress, Having Done Noth
ing, Is Preparing to Take
a Rest.
Friday, Dec. 20, Is the Day
Set for Beginning the
Holiday Loaf.
It Is Expected Speaker Reed
Will Name His Commit
tees This Week.
A Great Deal of Speculation
as to the Modification of
tbe Rules.
Washington, Dec. 15.— Congress this
week will provide for taking its usual
Christmas vacation, and will adjourn,
doubtless, from next Friday, Dec. 2t>,
until Monday, tin 6th of January. Aside
front action upon this subject, the com
pletion of committee organization, the
further introduction of bills, and the
confirmation of numerous appointments
there will probably be little to chronicle
in the seuate. Some means of permit
ting the Immediate introduction of
bills in the house of representatives
will probably be sanctioned early this
week, and a prodigious number of
new and old measures now fill
the pigeon holes of the 830
members awaiting the opportunity.
When the call once begins, not leys
than two legislative days will be re
quired to complete. The committee on
appropriations intend to report, and
will doubtless promptly pass through
the house an urgent deficiency bill pro
viding for the wants of the printing
office and the census bureau. The Sil
cott committee is still wrestling with
the legal questions upon which it has to
pass judgment, and its report, no matter
what the conclusions may be, will un
doubtedly give rise to a lively discus
sion when it is presented this week to
the house. Speaker Reed is not
prepared to say whether his
list of committees can be com
pleted in time for presentation
to the house during the week, but it is
the general expectation that he will
have finished hi 3 task by Friday. Spec
ulation Is still rife as to what modifica
tions of the old rules will be recom
mended by the committee on rules, and
as to whether any code of rules can be
formulated by the committee before the
recess. The prevalent opinion among
the older members is that the modifica
tions will be very slight. if this view
proves' to be correct, the code will be
adopted without any difficulty, but
should radical changes be attempted
with reference to dilatory motions, a
protracted and spirited debate will
ensue, and very possibly no action will
be taken until the new year.
.;.:>. Pan-American Junket.
Washington, Dec. 15.— The mem
cers of the Pan-American congress will
start from Washington early to-morrow
morning for New York City, where
they will be for several days the guests
of the city, upon invitation of Mayor
Grant and the -Municipal authorities.
There will be nearly 100 in the party,
including Secretary blame and Mr».
Blame, and two Misses Blame, and all
of the members— both foreign and home
delegates— the congress, together
with their wives. The party will leave
here at 9 :20 a. m. in a special train of
vestibule . and dining cars over the
Pennsylvania road.
Severance in Washington. -
Special to the Globe.
Washington, Dec. 15.— Cordy Sever
ance and Adjutant General Mullen, of
St. Paul, are at the Normandie,
Nitro-Glycerine Explodes.
Jamestown, N. V., Dec. 15.— Three
magazines, containing ten tons of nitro
glycerine, exploded near North Claren
don, Pa., at 3 o'clock this morning, set
ting fire to 25.0 X) barrels of oil, destroy
ing' three oil derricks and delaying rail
road traffic, for several hours. '1 he shock
shattered the windows in North Claren
don for half a mile around. No one was
injured. No cause for the explosion is
assigned. The loss will probably reach
gTO.OOO. _
With CocoanuiH and Bananas.
: Tampa, Fla., Dec. 15.— The steamship
Charles Morand arrived at Port Tampa
to-day from Jamaica. Her cargo con
sisted of 20.000 bunches of bananas arid
50.000 cocoauuts. This is the beginning
of commercial relations with Central
and South America. The Morand will
run regularly between here and West
Indian and Central American ports.
Once a Millionaire.
Chicago. Dec. 15.— Charles T. Eck
ley, said to have been at one time a
millionaire, was arrested here this aft
ernoon charged with embezzling $3,000
from his employers, Hayden & Co., of
Omaha. The fortune he at one time
possessed was, it is said, spent in reck
less speculation. Ilayden & Co. hired
him as a bookkeeper. Eckley proposes
to tight extradition. T*
Movements of* Steamships.
Motim.e, Dec. 15. — Arrived, steamer
Furnessia, New York, for Glasgow.
Havre, Dec. 15.— Arrived, steamer
La Champagne. New York.
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- "I was troubled with catarrh for over
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"When Ayer's Sarsaparilla was rec
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Lowell, Mas 3.
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