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Is Defeated oil Its Second Reading, but Shall
Else Again Phoenix-like from Its-Ashes
and Flourish lik'3 a Green Bay Tree.
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
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
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
!$g§ and shouts bf "Judas ,?'. .which were
taken up as* theiieft's Spread like wild
v-y. fire through the lobbies and balls to the
Yy' outside, where an immense. multitude
h': fJ$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
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
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
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
Judge J. B. Quinu said:
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
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
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
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 Large and Influential Meeting of A. 0.
H, Delegates at Winona Monday
and Tuesday Last.
"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.
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.
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
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
On Resolutions—Thomas Organ, M.
Moghan, M. F. Long, J. ^McCauley, ^H.
M. Shanesy, J. Jiv Smith, D. Brennan,
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
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
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
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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,
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"His Faults in Him Seem as the Spots in
Heaven More Fierv by
Higut's Blackness."
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
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
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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
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.
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,
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