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*!««, kv t"_ THE HOME RULE MEASURE Is Defeated oil Its Second Reading, but Shall Else Again Phoenix-like from Its-Ashes and Flourish lik'3 a Green Bay Tree. PARNELL'S WITHERING SPEECH. He Exposes Joseph Judas Isacariot Cham berlain's Rank Hypocrisy and is Greeted With Rousing Cheers. The second reading of the Home Rule bill was defeated in the British House of Commons Monday night, amid a scene of indescribable excite ment and confusion, by a majority of 30 yotes—namely, 341 to 311. Parnell's speech was a great success —simple, frank and resolute. He des cribed the bill as one that could be and had been loyally accepted by the Irish people at borne and abroad. An im mense sensation was caused when he revealed the .offers made by some of the Tory leaders to bring a bill grant ing Home Rule accompanied by the right of protection of manufactures and trade. The effect on the House was so startling that Mr. Parnell paused, and thereupon wild volleys of cheers rose from the Gladstonite and Parnellite benches, the Premier heart ily joining in, with significant gestures. The Tories and mutineers responded with counter demonstrations, which were finally drowned by fiercer and fiercer cheers from the throats of the Home-Rulers. The House at this point was at a white heat of excitement, and the scene particularly animated, every bench being crowded to its fullest ca pacity. The galleries under the clock were choked with members unable to find seats on the floor. The whole of the standing room below the gangway and behind the top benches was filled. Tiie counter cheers of the hostiles hav ing been fairly drowned by the Nation alists and government men, Parnell, cool and collected, his features express ive of high purpose, proceeded with liis revelations. He said that a promise of a bill giving Home Rule to Ireland was accompanied by a pledge of an im portant scheme of land purchase, de signed to create a peasant proprietary on the widest possible basis, and in ef feet transferring the land of Ireland from the present owners to the occu piers—a scheme in all respects much more extensive than that introduced this session by Mr. Gladstone. He next attacked Chamberlain's objections against the Home Rule bill and his al ternative proposals, tearing them to pieces one by one and destroying the entire fabric of caucus opposition by cairn, exhaustive, unsparing and con vincing analysis. Looking across the floor of the House at the Chain berlain ites, Parnell declared that the object of the chief of the Liberal mutineers was simply and solely to oast a stigma on the Irish parliament and to keep Irish men ITNiDISK TIIE THUMB OF SUBJECTION. As he said this his voice and color rose, he drew himself up to his full height, and, with right hand extended, asserted, with the most solemn empha sis, that this subjection would never again be submitted to by Ireland, liis peroration was effective and. touching, and as he sat down he was rewarded with a volley of ringing cheers. Al though the belief was sti il general after Parnell's speech that the second read ing was hopeless, it was understood that votes had been changed as the re sulfc of the effort of the Nationalist leader. Many Radicals were anxious at the last moment to be relieved of the '^.necessity of voting against the bill, and begged Chamberlain, to release them from their pledges to follow the Bir mingham caucus chief into the division lobby againsi Mr. Gladstone. la the result, the government was defeated by 30 votes. The scene was one of the most intense excitement, such as the oldest-members cannot remember to S have witnessed before. The Tories ,ifrantically waved their hats and hand kerchiefs and jumped upon the benches shouting and gesticulating wildly. The .'•* Nationalists after a pause Allowed their example* and gave three rousing i-. cheers 'Iku- thC grand old man" and a irZ" succession of. unearthly GKOAXS FOK CHAMBERLAIN,' !$g§ and shouts bf "Judas ,?'. .which were taken up as* theiieft's Spread like wild v-y. fire through the lobbies and balls to the Yy' outside, where an immense. multitude h': fJ$had gathered,-awaiting' the annouee :^V ment of the vote. Among the crowd $ were great numbers of Irish from all |t|^® p8^ ,of -the country, in a condition of ^l^fejiiTOpres^ble excitement/1' Mn Gla&rJ ^|®i^ori6'i:hioughbat the scene sat quiet' composed, as though he had fully if-'1expected defeat as the inevitable first feLrstep in a long and arduous struggle ffj'X and was perfectly prepared for the re-, ife .ffeijjetwl of the contest at the proper "Vinoment. isv» swi? OPINIONS OF PROMINENT PEOPLE. O'Donovan Rossa says: "I thought the bill would have been read a second time, but even if it be came a law it would'do no good for Ireland. She would still be ruled by British soldiers and the constabulary army. My advice to Parnell and his men is that he shall now say to Eng land: 'We have demanded only fair play and a little justice, and you have refused it: we have no further business in St. Stephens, and we now go back to Ireland.'" John Boyle O'Reilly said that he was heartily glad to hear of the defeat of the Home Rule bill,-for which England was not ready, and which could not be squeezed through without being emas culated. Defeat brings on the great educational process of a heated nation al campaign with Home Rule for the sole issue, in which Englishmen will learn more about justice to Ireland than in fifty years of slow growth. Mr. O'Reilly had no fears for the ultimate success of the bill. Mr. James Mooney, ex-president of the Irish .National league, says: Irish-Americans will be neither sur prised nor disappointed by the vote on the Home Rule bill. Rather than have it pass by a small majority they are glad to have the question ot Home Rule submitted to the country." He expects Mr. Gladstone will be returned to power on this issue by an overwhelm ing majority. The duty of the Irish people is clear. They should throw their whole undivided strength with Gladstone and do nothing to embarrass him. THEIRXSH STANDARD representative interviewed several of the leading Irish citizens of Minneapolis in the endeavor to obtain an expression of opinion re garding the defeat of the second read ing of the Home Rule measure with the following result: P. II. Gibbons: "I am glad the bill was defeated, as a stronger bill will be passed." John T. Byrnes said: "I did not ex pect to see the measure pass, but think Home Rule bound to come.7' Rev. James McGolrick is glad the bill was defeated, because the measure will be brought before the people in a definite shape. J. P. Fitzgerald: "The failure of Gladstone measure will be beneficial. A stronger bill will be passed by the next Parliament." J. J. Kinnane, ex-secretary of the land ieague, said: In my opin ion Gladstone will be returned by a large majority. Parnell will gain two seats. Judge J. B. Quinu said: VOLUME II. MINNEAPOLIS AND ST. PAUL, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1886. 1'I would like to have seen Gladstone's measure pass its second reading, but with a large majority, but as it takes time to do all things well, I am glad to see it go to the people, believing that a more lib eral bill will in time be passed. Glad stone will certainly be sustained by the people." Dr. J. H. Dunn said: "I don't be lieve the faith of the 'Grand Old Man,' in the justice of the people will prove to be misplaced. I think matters have gone so far that the sense of justice in herent in humanity will demand that the people of Ireland shall have a voice their own government. If Tory politicians succeed in blinding the peo ple by working upon their prejudices the measure may be delayed, but its success is now certain at no far distant day." Roger Vail—I felt somewhat indif ferent as to whether the second read ing of the bill passed or not, as its de feat will not retard the granting of Home Rule. The fact that 226 mem bers from England, Scotland and Wales voted with Gladstone and the Irish party is very encouraging to Irishmen?' Who could have believed this a year ago? Better that the bill was defeated on its second reading than in the committee stage or than the biil was passed oh its third reading by a small majority, for then the Lords would reject it contemptuously and an appeal to the country would have to follow. If Gladstone now wins by a sufficiently strong majorty at the polls the Lords will not dare to oppose the will of the English and Scotch" demo cracy.: If Gladstone fails'then a coali tion, of Liberal dissidents, Radicals and Tories cannot possibly retain office for any length of time without acceding to the demand of Parneil. We. can con sole ourselves with, the reflection that unless the demands of Ireland are at tended to in the London Parliament no British or Imperial question can. I wish 1 was as sure of Heaven as lam that an Irish Parliament will be sitting in Dublin within two years. Ministries may change, but Ireland's cause is eternal and despite Orangeism, land lordism, race prejudices and treacher ous British parties and politicians, the Green Isle of our birth will once more flourish in peace and prosperity under our own Parliament in College Green. A. 0. H. STATE CONVENTION. A Large and Influential Meeting of A. 0. H, Delegates at Winona Monday and Tuesday Last. THE BANQUET MONDAY EVENING. "A Feast of Reason and a Flow of Soul"— The Ladies of Winona Entertain Their Guests With Great Hospitality. One of the most important A. O. H. State conventions ever held in Minne sota began its labors on Monday last and concluded its work on Tuesday. XearJv all the delegates from the differ ent societies throughout the State ar rived at Winona on Sunday afternoon and night: the few who did not appear were on hand early Monday morning. It was certainly a representative body --perhaps beyond the average of occa sions of this kind. At 9.30 a. m. the convention assem bled, after-which State Delegate Ken nedy read the call as printed in THE IRISH STANDARD. A committee was thereupon appointed on credentials, and a recess was then taken until 2 p. m. Immediately following the an nouncement of recess the delegates of the different branches assembled to gether, formed in line and marched to St. Thom'as' Church, where mass was celebrated. Rev. Father Cotter, in the course of his remarks, tendered a gen erous, whole-souled welcome to the delegates. He made a brief but earnest appeal to the judgments of the mem bers, and asked them to be true to the aims and objects of the organization— to be faithful to each other as brothers, to never allow dissensions to enter the ranks of any division, and to be true to that great principle of Christian char ity which the Church so strongly up holds. The Rev. Father concluded his remarks in nearly the same vein in which he began, by a stirring welcome to all those present from other sections of the State, and felt assured that the Winona division would not be found wanting in making the event a memor able one—something ,that in after-time would leave nothing but pleasant mem ories for all those who might have been in attendance. T.*' r'"'"7"' After mass the delegates repaired to St. Thomas' Hall, when the convention was called to order by State Delegate Kennedy. A commit tee was appointed on credentials, and the convention adjourned until 2 p. m. The following persons were reported as de legates, after the time^ for recess had expired: J. J. Kennedy, State Delegate W. J. Reece, State Secretary, M. W. Murray, State Treasurer. Minneapolis—John P. Fitzgerald, Jas. J. Smith, M. Moghan, John Moore head, W. S, Bailey, J. J. Mullane, R. J. Fitzgerald, D. Brennan, M. Walsh, H. M. Burke, T. W. McGrath. Stillwater—John McCarthy, Thomas jSTolan, Thomas Organ, Thomas Cur ley, John E. Kennedy, James T. Byron. Graeeville, T. J. Cauiey, T. H. O'Hair. Sauk Center—M. T. Hartnett. Morris—Charles T. McGinnis. Albert Lea—John Graham. Anoka—Thomas Coleman. St. Paul—Mark McEUistrem, J. D. Collins, X. Dunphy, M. J. O'Brien, John Canniff, J. B. Pewters, P. R. Mc Donald, J. P. Somers, P. J. Fortune, M. J. Long, P. Hogan, M. Scanlan, W. McTeague, L. Fahey, T. J. Kelleher. Winona—P. J. Warren, John Mur phy, James Hughes, John T. Rowan, Jr., M. II. Shanesy, Edw. Flynn. Duluth—M. McCabe. St. Cloud—John Murphy. The rules governing the Kational convention were adopted. After the adoption of rules the fol lowing standing committees were ap pointed: On Revising the Constitution and By laws—J. J. McCaft'erty, Ramsey county W. S. Bailey, Hennepin county John McCarthy, Washington county James Hughes, Winona county P. H. O'Hara, Big Stone county Thomas Colemam, Anoka county John Graham, Freeborn county Charles, McGinnis, Stearns county B. A. Murphy, Stevens county Michael McCabe, St. Louis county/ On Grievances—L. Fahey, T. Coii way, John Kennedy, M. McCabe, Chas. McGinniss, F. P. McDonald, John Murphy. On Resolutions—Thomas Organ, M. Moghan, M. F. Long, J. ^McCauley, ^H. M. Shanesy, J. Jiv Smith, D. Brennan, M.,McEUistrem. On Military—T. F. Kelleher,' M. Moghan, J. McTeague, James Mullane, P. Summers, Thomas Curley. On the Standing of the Order—P. Dawson, Thomas Whalen, J. Murphy, D. J.Collins, P.. Dunphy, M. J. O'Brien, John Fitzgerald. In the evening a banquet was ten dered to the State delegates at Armory hall by the Winona division of the Ancient Order. It was certainly some thing the Winona people might well feel proud of. Five tables were ex tended across the hall, and all were heavily laden with everything that was choice in the way of edibles. About twenty-five young ladies were there in a particular way to see that no guest escaped their generous hospitality, and in this respect they were successful be yond question. Fakler's orchestra was engaged for the occasion and rendered in an excellent manner a number of choice musical selections. Fully an hour and a half was spent in feasting and conversation by the large assem blage present, atter which the pro gramme for the evening was com menced with a medley overture, ''Pret ty as a Picture," by Fakler's orchestra. The assemblage was thereafter called to order by Mr. F. L. Cotter, who acted as toast-master for the evening. The first toast announced was Our Guests," to which. Alderman P. J. Warren responded substantially as fol lows: Ladies and Gentlemen: The pleas ing, though to me difficult, task has been alloted of extending a welcome to our visiting brothers to the representa tives of that great brotherhood of Hi bernians of the State of Minnesota of extending to them the fraternal feelings of Winona's gallant brothers on this their first visit: as members of the Order, to the metropolis of At the close the speaker was heartily applauded. The second toast, "Unity, Friend ship and True Christian Charity" was responded to by Rev. J. B. Cotter. In rising to speak Father Cotter was greeted with the most hearty applause. He began by thanking the audience for the warm welcome tendered him. He said he felt that they had relieved him from a great burden in not having to make a speech, as he was not a speech maker. It was always necessary for him, when he had a speech to make, to kneel down and say a few prayers be fore opening his mouth—lest he should put his foot in it 1 From what he had seen 1 his evening it seemed to him that a banquet was a very nice thing to at tend, and he believed he had never seen the young ladies in so good humor be fore. Briefly referring to the history of Ireland he said that from the invasion by the Danes down to the present time each epoch had left its landmarks, which, combined, would show to them the bitter anguish of Ireland. Irish division, dissension and quarrels had permitted the Danes to snatch the sceptre of power out of the defenceless gateway of Irish disunion, and the last seven ceuturies had shown the result. We, the children of Ireland, have studied on this sad fact and have come to hate disunion and to love union. Hence this Order has adopted this word "Unity," as we have seen to-night. This is linked with Friendship, and the whole is cemented with charity. I hope you will all take this motto to your hearts—Unity, Friendship, and true Christian Charity—and that it may bind us all together so that we may be all of one family, living only for the good that we may do. [Applause.] Miss Jessie Johns sang a "Summer's Shower," which was received with a great ,degree of enthusiasm by the audi ence. It called forth an,encore and she sang The Spring Time and the Rob ins Have Gome.'? The third toast, The Irish in America,^' was' responded to by Mr. J. J. McCafferby. The speaker began by calling attention to the three-minute rule adopted "by a well-known organisa tion, and-thought perhaps his speech, would be confined to that limit. He broke the rule several times, however, during his speech to the satisfaction of his hearers During the course of his remarks he said that he thought that he (Continued on fourth page.} I* S- Southern Min nesota. Situated as we are, off in one corner of the State, separated by long distan ces from the oth er divisions of our Order and any large com munity of our race compara tively, we may not have the advantages and the power and the ability to do or to dare in words or in deeds as our brothers of the north may do» where three great cities are clustered together and where Hiber nians are as numerous and as prosper ous as they are at St. Paul, Minneapo lis ancl Stillwater, but with unity of sentiment and brotherly affection and genuine Irish hospitality, we can and do welcome you with warm hearts to the Gate City of Minnesota, J* s* a *, 1^'^ v( V^aV4'i".^lfii'^'*rt.Ur»'Jli'!i#'si.u»^-i((nK'^^AjR^nipiti^ittBa5ur^*«v?r:i«ai6»fi THE GREAT EDMUND BURKE. "His Faults in Him Seem as the Spots in Heaven More Fierv by Higut's Blackness." THE WONDERFUL IRISH ORATOR. No Author is Likely to Exercise More Enduring Influence Upon Succeeding Generations. When Oliver Goldsmith was a sizar at Trinity, and Henry Flood wras a stu dent at Oxford, a young man named Edmund Burke was pursuing knowr ledge in many directions within the walls of the Dublin University. It is conceivable that collegiate authority would have looked with a more hopeful eye upon a youth prompter to pursue the beaten track of academic culture, less eager to obey his swift and shift ing impulses, less consistenly incon sistent in the course of his study. It is almost certain that collegiate au thority would have shaken its head in solemn and scornful denegation if it had been assvred by any voice of auda cious prophecy that Burke, of Arran quay, .would prove to be the greatest man who ever trod the Trinity quad rangles, and that in the fullness of time a grateful country would erect his effigy in enduring bronze in the face of the venerable walls which had shel tered his youthful genius. That colle giate authority should not be impec cable need not surprise us. We can imagine what it would have thought of the ballad making boy from Bally mahon, the Lazarus of its Dives gener osity of learning, whose statute, too, shquld one day adorn its precincts, and we can estimate its opin ion of one of the two great contemporaries by its disdainful indifference of the other. Wise acad emic authority is scarcely to be blamed. A college council is not- a synod of pro phets. It can but judge according to its lights, and can hardly be censured, if it may be pitied, for failing to dis cern the token of true genius iu the as siduous, if irresponsible student named Burke, and the idle, verse making sizar named Goldsmith. The house is still shown, on Arran quay where Burke was born. The date of that birth is and must, presumably, remain uncertain. It varies according to different authorities as to the day from the 1st to the 12th of January, and as to the year from 1728 to 1729. When he was nearly twelve years oid he was sent to school at Ballitore, some thirty miles from Dublin. For his school master, Abraham Shackleton, a Quaker from Yorkshire, the boy conceived an admiration and attachment such as the pupil too seldom feels, or is allowed to feel, for the pedagogue. A full genera tion later, when the simple, high' mindeu Quaker schoolmaster died, and the boy who loved him had become a famous statesman, Burke expresses the most feeling gratitude to and admira tion for his old preceptor. The affec tion which Burke felt for Abraham Shackleton he also felt for his son Rich ard. Throughout Burke's youth Rich ard Shackleton was his closest friend and confidant, and the intimacy proved more enduring than the friendship of the schoolroom and the confederacy of collegiate days always prove. The actual human dtfily life of Burke from, its earliest hours in. Arran-quay to those latest hours Beaconslield, when the tranquil soul of the dying statesman was soothed by the thoughts of Addison on immortality, cannot be called eventful the life itself is one of the greatest events in human history. The boy, fired by a noble ambition, is somewhat at feud with his father, a worthy, tetchy man, whose sober brain has never bewildered itself with the thought that- he had brought into the world an intellectual giant, and who only regards his son as a purposeless, eccentric younsc man, whose forward ways, are calculated to grizzle the pa ternal hairs with needless anxiety. In London the youth loves law platonic ally and literature passionately. lie praises the one, but he serves the other, with uncertainty and tentatively at first. He parodies Bolingbroke, to be gin with. Speculations upon reason and taste lead him later to the produc tion of the famous "Essay on the Sub lime and the Beautiful," which had the effect, first, of placating an angry pa rent, and, secondly, of winning the ad miration of Dr.' Johnson, who-even found it necessary to argue in defence of the anonymous volume with the young Irish gentleman who ventured to deprecate its merits, and iii whom tstout Samuel did not dream that he be lield the authoi whom he was pleased in lii3 Leonine fashion to champion The young man's health breaks down. A wise and kindly physician heals his bodily ailments the physician's fait and good daughter teaches him to love It &3J fee S -r *,• v«j .. .Ifv^ -5 r* V* NUMBER 6. and be loved and in 1757 Burke faces the world again, a married man, poor and hopi:ful. Then comes "Annual Register" editorship application, hap pily unsuccessful, for consulship at Madrid from which the world might have gained some marvellous reports on the condition of Spain in the eigh teenth century and lost a literature secretaryship to William Gerard Ham ilton secretaryship to Rockingham and finally return io Parliament as a member for Johu Hampden's borough of Wendover. His career as a states man illuminates the eighteenth een tury with a peculiar and especial lus tre. As the brightest light that man, the child of Prometheus, can. manufac ture—whitest limelight, or the flashing .' diamonds of electric fire—only show black against the disc of the sun, so all the talent, genius, greatness of the =. eighfceeuth century dim and darken when contrasted with the incomparable splendor of Burke's talents, genius and greatness. The rest of the tale is familiar. Thirty yeais of public life, conspicuous in the eyes of all men, a generation passed only in earnest service of rectitude, justice, liberty, of publie virtue and private morality, a career without a stain, a record whose very errors can not be condemned as faults, because they spring from an unvarying purity of purpose and an unalterable nobility of ideal. We may say of the blemishes that honest criticism must recognize in Burke—we are not now thinking of tlie false and foolish slanders which malig nity coined and which perverse hostil ity made current—we may say of his blemishes what the Triumvir Lepidus, who has said wiser things for a foolish man than any other child of fancy, says of his colleague, the wild Anthony "His faults in htm seem as tlie spots in heaven M'cro fiery by might'ri blackness." I hope," said Mr. Gladstone, in the course of the speech in which he intro duced the Home Rule billl. "I hope that we shall hear a great deal about Mr. Burke in this debate," and Mr. John Morley, sitting .bv the Prime Minister, nodded enthusiastic approval. Friends and i'oes alike are turning eagerly to his speeches, to his pamph lets, to his essays. His writings are an arsenal to which, all men turn in the hope of finding some weapon that will strengthen their hands, some shield. that will assuredly turn the point and blunt the edge of the adversary. Burke's volumes are for the moment converted into a species of sortes vir giliance which every man consults at random in the hope of finding some sentence, some apothegm, some argu ment especially suited to his case. Our enemies ransack his volumes iu the fond hope of discovering some passage which may be distorted into an appear ance of prophetic condemnation of the statesman, who. animated by the spirit of justice and the love for liberty, is listening to the voice and meeting the wishes of the Irish people. Our friends seek, and do not seek in vain, support, comfort, and encouragement in their honorable task of succouring an 'op pressed nationality, in the words of him who truly uttered nothing base. is easy to understand why the words of the Prime Minister's should have afforded special satisfaction, to Mr. Morley. To Edmund Burke Mr. Morley has offered some thing as near ly approaching to unqualified admira tion as it is possible for his intensely critical natuie to give. He has studied Burke with the care, the patience, and the enthusiasm, which men seldom be stow on any author who has not the distinction of being embalmed in a dead language he has written books upon him once and again-. he has to a very large extent moulded the course of his public life as a journalist and as a politician in accordance with Burke'? thoughts and teachings. It is gratifying ana it is curiously appropriate to think that the only English statesman who in" auy real sense could be said to deserve the title of "Irish'* secretary should have fed his mind, and fostered his in tellect so largely with the wisdom, the' genius, the polity, and the philosophy^ of the greatest Irishmen who everde voted his life and-his abilities to the ''f public service of a political lite. Burke ./•-"J- Mr. Morley has so much identified himself with the study and knowledge of Ed mund Burke in these days that friends of his have been known laughingly to declare that Mr. Morley regards Burke as bis own peculiar and private proper? ty, upon which property let trespassers beware to tread. If Mr. Morley did harbor such a thought he might almost be excused for it, for he has done much to make the existing generation honor Burke as deserved to be honored, and he might well feel something like. personal pride in endorsing the Prem ier's emphatic wish that..}y?e. should .. hear much of Mr. Burke. No authormore profoundly influenced the thought of his time, no, author is" likely t6. exercise a more enduring in-, fluence upon succeeding generations, (Continued on eighth page.) $ "if *ir J.