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The Disgraceful Disturbances'
Bigoted Olsterites at||i6 ^im8ral of
the Author of "The Srabn Shilling.'-
A National Parliament Will Make Short
Work of the Vile Orange Conspiracies
Against Their Catholic Countrymen.
'1796. In this year upwards of 10,000
Catholics in the county of Armagh
were banished from their homes, their
houses and property burned or pillaged
by the Peep-o'-bay Boys and Orange
men."—(Comoton's Chronology,"by J.
Smith, Belfast. 1823.)
The cable brings us the terrible tid
ings from Ireland that a poor Irish
navvy, driven from his work by a mob
of Orange ship carpenters along with
some hundred and fifty others, who
were peacefully pursuing their indus
try at the docks in Belfast, was on Sun
day week carried to his grave, another
martyr for faith and fatherland, by 20,
0Q0 of the Catholics of Belfast and this
last tribute to their murdered brother—
a funeral procession on the Lord's day
—was attacked and stoned by those ac
cursed Orange conspirators, which act
will no doubt transform the busy hum
of industry at Belfast into a seething
caldron of religious hatred, and all this
caused by Eugiish rule in Ireland.
It is now exactly 43 years since I, a
boy, followed to their last place, in
friars' .Bush burying- *round, the re
mains of the lamented young editor of
the Belfast Vindicator, K. Thomas
Buggy, author of "The Saxon Shilling"
uxi'.i the stirring songs in the Nation.
This gifted gentleman had been se
lected to conduct the Vindicator as suc
cessor of the great Gavin Duffy, who
had, in the previous year, founded the
journal that was to enlighten the world
on the claims of Ireland to a national
legislature, and whose teach
ings are having a full fruition
in the England of to-day where they
are to be appealed to the tribunal of
the people by means of a general elec
tion. At this Sunday morning funeral
we had to pass through, the notorious
Orange district of Sandy .Row, and
although the funeral had been arranged
at a very early hour in order to .avoid a
collision with these demons in human
shape, the sacredness of paying the
last tribute to the dead aroused only
their diabolical fury. And so along the
route of the sad procession we had to
march, thousands strong, amid the
jeers, the insults and the missile throw
ing of an Orange mob, largely consist
ing of women and girls—those em
ployed in the factories of Belfast—and,
I regret to add, encouraged in this dia
bolical work by their employers and
men calling themselves ministers of the
Well may we exclaim, How long
O Lord, how long?'' when we find to
day history repeating itself as it was in
Belfast forty-three years ago.
May I not appeal to your readers in
support of Ireland's autonomy, when
we lind such a deplorable state of
things as this Orange conspiracy al
lowed by the English Government in
Ireland to exist for ninety years, it
having established its first lodge near
Armagh in 1790. Those conspirators
have carried on a warfare against their
Catholic countrymen for all these years,
have been guilty of dreadful crimes and
many murders, and have been con
demned by a speech from the throne in
!8 U. Parliamentary inquiries have
been made into its origin and history
even by the great O'Oonnell, but the
TV bigs and the Tories alternately co
quetted with it to serve their own
party purposes and persecute the
peaceful Catholics of the North of Ire
I must say right here that the cow
ardly conduct of those Catholics who,
for generations, have allowed their
brethren in the North to be so per
secuted by these vile conspirators is
only worthy of the most supreme con
I had the Orange conspirators pin
ioned by Parliament and public opin
ion in 1864, when Lord O'Hagan was
Attorney-General, but he had his eye
too firmly set on the Irish woolsack
and a peerage to have a bill passed de
claring the Orange conspiracy a felony
and its followers feions, as I wished him
to do. Now he is gone to his account,
leaving his brother Catholics in Ulster
to be murdered, waylaid and robbed of
their substance white his memory has a
coronet to add lustre toife
Please God, our IrisKPaYliament will
make short work of this Vile Orange
The above was clipped from our ex
cellent contemporary the Springfield
Herald, and was written by an Ulster
man. THE IRISH STANDARD approves
every statement, therein coftktai&ed.
Justice in Ulster, at the hands of Irish
Orangemen, is just the same to-day as
it was in 1796 during the reign of ter
ror. Thand God, the end is near at
hand, and no more will an Irish Catho
lic be made to feel the persecutions of
villians of the stripe of the Peep-o'
Day Boys and bulldozing Ulster Orange"
•Address of Welcome.
[The following excellent'address, de
livered by James Garvey, of Rochester,
at the entertainment-given in Heauey's
Opera House in behalf of the delegates
and invited givests," on Tuesday even
ing, June 22, was received too late for
publication in last week's issue.—ED.
Rev. Fathers, Ladies and Gentlemen
of the Convention—In the name of the
Total Abstinence Society of Rochester
and of our sister society of St. Bridg
et's, I bid you welcome to our city.
Tour visit is a favor of which we are
not insensible. I regret to say that
you find us in a predicament which we
would have otherwise. For some time
past our organizations, especially in the
city, have not been what might be ex
pected, but owing to the efforts of our
Rev. Pastor, and moved by the honor of
your promised visit, our people became
active and exerted' themselves that
your reception (though we cannot do it
justice) might at least be a cordial one,
and that it might bring good results to
all concerned. We know the object of
such assemblages—what they tend to
attain. We know that they do not ex
pect perfection in human institutions.
The sower scatters his seed where he
expects to reap the most bountiful har
vest. Then may we .not flatter ourselves
that your coming has been prompted by
bright anticipations of future reward
I hope that -you may not be disap
pointed, but that the seed sown during
your stay may find soil rich for its nur
ture. Such soil exists plentifully in our
midst. The germ is planted. Nourish
merit aud training are necessary for its
proper growth. Let us hope that we
may see those requisites and procure
them before our leavetaking. Whilst
you shower blessings on us, we shall
remember that nothing is lost by giv
ing. As the poet says:
The slcy pours down Its rain,
And mists rise up again.
And this inability of oursjfcq rep?,y.you
is bearable, since we can console our
that there bhall not be wanting
ample sources for reward.
It is the grandest sight to see a body
of men associated for the furtherance
of some good cause. The philosopher
expatiates upon this subject when con
sidering such an assemblage for na
tional purposes. And is not this a na
tional cause? And is not this voluntary
action on the part of individuals por
tentious of the best results to the
State? The idea of temperance is not
a new one. It has occupied the minds
of the ablest men since the remotest an
tiquity. The statesman, the philoso
pher, the divine—all have considered
this subject, and they have shown by
their lives how well or ill their thoughts
served them. We know the debauch
ery of the Claudian family. What be
came of the TarquinV In the sturdy,
upright spirit of the avenger of Lucrece
do we not see the high principles of
dignity to be reached fey that rigorous
self-denial and command ot faculties so
necessary for discreet actionV Volumes
as heirlooms have been handed down to
us from the minds of- those great men.
Cicero, in his treatise, "DeSeneetute,"
tells to the youth how he can best make
his old agre a burden or a boom. The
first requisite for the latter, he says, is
to live a life of moderation and tem
perance. W© pass on from that time to
the present. We witness the rise'and
fall of great powers. Examining the
cause of the decline, we find it in oppo
sition to the virtue for the considera
tion of which we assemble. The world
looked on during all this time with the
deepest anguish. It saw the disease
but knew not the remedy. It was not
until Father Mathew, that great apos
tle of world-wide renown, snatched
from a divine source the idea of ia visi
ble body to convey to our minds the
necessary impression, that the cure was
discovered and the virtue of temper
ance took a sensible form. The right
seed was sown by him, and during suc
ceeding" generations the plant was nur
tured until to-day it spreads its branches
broad and wide, bidding fair to o'er
shadow the land.
To be brief, my friends, I would only
say in conclusion that I hope our branch
may prove a fit limb to this tree. Un
like the misletoe, may our connection
be a kindred tie then we may hope to
add to that cooling shade which grows
with our growth and which it is our
first end to accomplish.
Forty thousand Turkish troops are to
withdraw from the Greek frontier.
^pttnoe Luitpoldt hrs been made Re
gent of Bavaria.
Gladstone's Great Speeoh at Manchester—
The Masses Torn Out to Meet Him
in Tens of Thousands.
The Premier Wants Mr. bright to With
draw the Assertion That He Was of the
Same Opinion as Mr. Ryland.
The situation in Great Britain and
Ireland is still in a red-hot seething
condition. It is now definitely ascer
tained that the Carlton Club have with
drawn the Tory candidates in a number
of constituencies represented by Lib
eral seceders. The movement appar
ently extends to all districts where the
Gladstone managers have selected can
didates to contest the seats. Where
the mutineers are not opposed by the
Gladstonites and Tory candidates have
already come forward it is expected
that the dissidents will retire on condi
tion of receiving Tory support else
where. These cases, however, are com-
paratively few, and for all practical
purposes no Tories will stand for Whig
seats+aud she two opposing parties will
unite to defeat the Gladstone nominees.
Considerable opposition to this is of
fered by the Tory caucuses. In many
places the Tories and Whigs, so long
opposed to each other, have been un
able to reconcile their differences at the
bidding of their chiefs, and remain at
daggers drawn. Means will be found
of bringing the refractory under dis
cipline, and before the borough elec
tions begin we shall see the alliance be
tween the Whigs and Tories, only a day
oi two back threatened with disrup
tion, an accomplished fact, and the ori
ginal programme in a fair way of being
carried out.
in the situation has been brought
about by Gladstone's progress through
the country. His reception at Man
chester last week did more to determine
the compact than anything else. It
was a. revelation of the premier's per
sonal influence little expected by the
Tories. Out of the six sections of the
district no fewer than five were cap
tured by the Tories with the assistance
of the Parnellites at the last general
election. With so overwhelming a ma
jority against him it was supposed
Gladstone's visit Would be an iguo
minious failure. Instead of that the
masses turned out to meet him in tens
of thousands, and gave him an ovation
such as no politician had before re
ceived. To witness his departure, the
streets were absolutely lined with
cheering multitudes. Judging from
the demonstration the result of the last
ministerial appeal to the electors of
Manchester is about to be reversed. At
Manchester as high as £10 cash were
paid for single seats to hear him speak.
Gladstone repudiates by letter John
Bright's version of his political views,
and avows that fifteen years ago he
held the views that led to his adoption
of the principles of home rule embod
ied in the bill defeated by the Tory
Whig-Radical alliance. Churchill's de
nunciation of Gladstone's measures as
infamous, cowardly, atrocious, and so
on is condemned by the press as utterly
indefensible. His defects as a states
man are recalled, and he is dubbed the
political charlatan of the campaign.
Mr. Gladstone has written as follows
to John Bright: "I regret to read your
letter to Mr. Peter Rylands. Without
losing a monent, I beg of you either to
publicly except me from your assertion
that one year ago all Liberals held Mr.
Rylands' opinion or to give proof of
what you say. Never since the Home
rule struggle was started, fifteen years
ago, have I once condemned it in prin­
ciple or held in any way the opinions
of Mr. Rylands, which, to speak frank
ly, I think absurd."
The Laying of the Oorner-Stone.
There was a meeting of the delegates
of the various Catholic societies of the
city held in Catholic Association hall
last Monday evening to make arrange
ments for the laying of the corner-stone
Of the Catholic Orphan Asylum, on
Chicago avenue and Forty-eighth street
to-morrow afternoon (July 4th). The
following societies were represented:
Immaculate Conception Benevolent so
ciety, James W. Doran St. Vincent de
Paul society, Richard Walsh Father
Mathew Total Abstinence society, M.
O'Reilly St. Ciotilde society, M.
Seherter Division No: 1, A. O. H., P.
J. Owen Division No. 2, A. O. H., J.
J.' Mu I lane Division No. 3, A. O. II.,
S. J. McCarthy: Crusaders (west side)
J. J. Carroll Father Mathew Total
Abstinence society, J. Walsh Cadets
(west side] M. Hennessy: St. Mary's
Total Abstinence society, John Mc
Elrov: Jr't. Joseph's society, Matt
Gross Holy Name society, J. M.
Kelly. After the appointment of com
mittees on transportation, music, etc.,
the delegates elected Jas. J. Smith as
Grand Marshal of the day, with the
power to appoint two assistants. There
were fifteen societies represented, and
an invitation was extended to all Cath
olic societies in the city to turn out and
take part in this most interesting event.
The societies will form in two divi
sions. The first division will comprise
all the societies of the Church of the
Immaculate Conception, the French
and German societies of North Minne
apolis. and also the societies of St. An
thony, and will form with the right
resting on Third street and Third ave
nue north, at 2:30 p. m. The second
division will comprise the A. O. H.
and all the societies of South Minne
apolis, and will muster at Windom
Hall at 2 o'clock p. m. will thence
proceed, headed by Sidwell's baud, up
Washington to Second avenue north,
up Second avenue north to Third street,
where the division will form with the
right resting on Third street and Sec
ond avenue north. The societies will
start at 2:30 from the Church oi: the
Immaculate Conception, corner Third
street and Third avenue north, down
Third avenue to Washington, down
Washington to Hennepin, down Hen
nepin to Bridge square, up Nicollet to
Tenth street, where the societies will
take the motor as far as the junction of
Chicago avenue, where they will again
fall in line and march to the grounds.
It is expected this will be the largest
turn-out of Catholic societies that ever
took place in the city, and as the Or
phans' Home is an institution that in
terests all nationalities, the committee
ask the indulgence of the public press
and all good citizens. The delegates
will meet again on Friday evening at
7:30, at Association hall, to hear xeport
of committees and to complete arrange
ments. Vt-Tr-:
Arrangements have been made with
the motor company for transportation to
and from the grounds. Trains will leave
Washington avenue and First avenue
south at 3:40 and 4 p. m, to accommo
date the general pnblic.
Several young ladies from the differ
ent Sodality societies will have immedi
ate supervision of the refreshment tables
that may be necessary for the occasion.
Sidwell's famous band, organized
1867, is better this year than eyer.
Eight persons were instantly killed
Wednesday by an accident to the mail
train from Belfast and Dublin. The
train was going at a high rate of speed
and left the rails at Knockbridge.
Twenty were wounded. The train was
completely smashed. The accident
was due to the expansion of the rails,
caused by the excessive heat. The
driver and guard were arrested, but it
is believed that they were not to
The Great Irish Poat's Travels Over this
Continent Four-Score Years Ago.
His Impression of Its People.
The Poet's Description of the Falls—"Oh,
Bring the Atheist Here and He
Cannot Return an Atheist."
The gift, recently presented to the
Bostouian Society, of a pitcher con
taining on one side some lines written
by Moore when in this country, and
upon the other side the following:
the crooked
buu interesting
recalls to mind certain facts connected
with the poet's visit to this country in
the early part of the present century.
Moore sailed from Spithead on the
25th of September, 1803, on the frigate
Phaeton for Norfolk, Va. The frigate
stopped at the Azores, and it. was
"under the lofty peak of Pica" that
Moore wrote the poem beginning:
"Swe-n niooti' If like Crotona's sage,
By any spell my hand could date
To make
that disc itB ample page,
Aud write ray thoughts, my wishes there."
From Norfolk Aloore sailed to Ber
muda, where he met the well known
Capt. Basil Hall, then a midshipman.
Capt. Hall, in his "Fragments of Voy
ages and Travels," speaks highly of
Moore's description of Bermuda to be
found in the latter's "Odes and Epis
tles. It was at Bermuda that Moore
made the acquaintance of Capt. Doug
lass, of the frigate Boston, in which he
returned to Norfolk. On this trip he
composed "The Steersman's Song," be
"When freshly blows the northern gale,
And under course* snug we lly:
Or when light breezes svrell the sail,
A nd royals proudly sweep the sky
'Lonjfeide the wheel, unwearied still
1 stand and, as my watchful eye
Doth mark the needle's faithful thrill,
I think of her! loved, and, cry,
Port, my boy! port."
It was June, 1804,that Moore reached
Washington. There, to use his own
passed some days with the
English Minister, Mr. Merry, and was
by him presented at the levee of the
President, Jefferson, whom I found
sitting with Gen. Dearbon, and one or
two other officers, and in the same
homely costume, comprising slippers
and Oonnemara stockings, in which Mr.
Merry had been received by him—much
to that formal Minister's horror when
waiting upon him, in full dress, to de
liver his credentials. My single inter
view with this remarkable person was
of very short duration, but to have seen
and spoken with the man who drew up
the Declaration of American Indepen
dence was an event not to be forgotten."
Moore's opinions of this country,
which generally were unfavorable, he
explained latter in life in the following
words: "Pew and. transient, too, as
bad been my opportunities of judging
fof myself of the political or social
state of the country, my mind was left
Whether Moore desired to see or not
to see the "crooked streets" of Boston,
it is quite certain that he never came
nearer to that city than the Hudson
river, for we find him at Passaic alls
the latter part of June, 1804, in Sara
toga July. 20, and at Niagara on the
24th of the same month. In a letter to
his mother of this date referring to his
visit to the Falls, Sunday, July 22, he
wrote as follows: "I felt as if approach
ing the very residence of the Deity the
tears started into my eyes, and I re
mained for moments after we had lost
sight of the scene in that delicious ab
sorption which pious enthusiasm can
open too much to the influence of the *ers to join the Compulsory Insurance
feelings and prejudices of those I' Fim1- which the state convention or
chiefly consorted with, and certainly in
no quarter was I so sure to find decided
hostility both to the men and princi
ples then dominant throughout the
Union as among officers of the British
Navy and in the ranks of an angry
Federalist opposition. For any bias,
therefore, that under the circumstances
my opinions and feelings may be
thought to have received, full allow
ance, of course, is to be made in ap
praising the weight due to my author
ity on the subject." Moore thus wrote
his mother, May 11,1804: "The environs
of New York are pretty, from the num
ber of little, fanciful wooden bouses
that' are scattered, to the distance of
six to eight miles around the city, but
when one reflects upon the cause of
this, and that these houses are the re
treats of the terrified, desponding in
habitants from the wilderness of death
which every autumn produces in the
city, there is very little pleasure the
prospect, and. notwithstanding the rich
fields and the various blossoms of their
orchards, I prefer the barren, breezy
rock of Bermuda to whole continents
of such dearly purchased fertility."
only produce. We arrived at the New
Ladder and descended to the bottom.
Here all its awful sublimities rushed
full upon me. But the former exquis
ite sensation was gone. I now saw all.
The string that had been touched by
the first impulse, and which fancy
would have kept forever in vibration,
now rested in reality. Yet, though
there was no more to imagine, there
was much to feel. My whole heart and
soul ascended towards the divinity in a
swell of devout admiration, which I
uever before experienced. Oh, bring
the atheist here and he cannot return
an atheist! I pity the man who can
coldly sit down to write a description
of these ineffable wonders: much more
do I pity him who can submit them to
the admeasure mem of gallons and
yards. It is impossible by pen or pencil
to convey even a faint idea of their
magnificence. Painting is lifeless, and
the most burning words of poetry have
ali been lavished upon inferior and or
dinary subjects. We must have new
combinations of language to describe
the Palls of Niagara."
Capt. Douglass had written Moore
that lie probably would sail from Hali
fax for England in The autumn, so we
find Moore at Quebec, Aug. 20, "after
1,700 miles of rattling and tossing
through woods, lakes rivers, etc."
Leaving Quebec, Moore sailed down
the St. Lawrence, arriving at Halifax
earl}' in September, from which place,
in the month following, he sailed on
the frigate Boston, reaching Plymouth,
England. Nov. 12,1801.
Ancient Order of Hibernians.
A late number of the Chicago Herald
contains the following: At the an
nual meeting of Division No. 7 of the
Ancient Order of Hibernians, the fol
lowing gentlemen were elected as of
ficers for the ensuing year: President
(for the ninth term), James Emmett
Murray vice president, Thomas Mc
Caun: recording secretary, Maurice
Healy financial secretary, Patrick B.
Hartaett treasurer. Daniel O'Sullivan
(for the "tenth term) serjeant-at-arms.
Michael O'Halloran tvler, John Nor-
ris marshal, William Flynn. It is also
understood that David L, Barry, presi
dent of the Father Mathew Total Ab
stinence Society, will be chairman of
the Sick Committee, a body having in
charge the distribution of funds for the
relief of sick members, and Cornelius
Sheehan will be placed at the head of
the standing committee, whose duty it
will be to ascertain that ail applicants'
for admission into the organization are
duly qualified therefor. The opinion
prevails that William N. McCarthy,
John H. O'Grady, ex- Lieutenant Archi
bald Darrow, William Hogan, James
Maher, Patrick Johnsrm, Frank. John
son. John McEnery, Michael L. Dunne,
Luke Fox, Mark Hardin, James E.
O'Brien, Cornelius Sullivan, Riverside
Miles J. Clinch and other influential
members of the division who, for the
present at least, cannot act, among
them being Congressman Frank Law
ler, will constitute the members of the
most important committees of the divi
sion for the ensuing year. At the meet
ing last evening the most important
business transacted was that of making
it compulsory on the pare of all mem-
Fund, which the state convention or
dered, wherein, in the event of the
death of a brother, inside of ten days
from said brother'?? demise, the sum of.
$1,000 must be paid to the widow, or
phans, or nearest relative of the de
ceased member. The action of William
E. Gladstone and Charles Stewart Par
nell in their efforts to obtain Home
Rule for Ireland was warmly indorsed
by a rising vote.
The figures appended are taken from
the Registrar-General's quarterly re
turns of marriages, births and deaths
registered in Ireland for the first
quarter of this year: There were 29,705
births and 27,016 deaths registered dur
ing the three months ending March
3lst, and that 7,115 persons emigrated,
so that the population during that
period decreased by 4,425. The popula
tion estimated to the middle of this
year, 1886, is 4,887,439, showing a de
crease of 325,890 since the union. It is
worthy of remark in the same 3pace of
time the population of England has
increased from 8,893,536 to 27.162,
4-19. In Scotland the population in
creased from 1,608,520 in 1801 to 3,866,521
in 1884. So that while England has
trebled her population and Scotland
more than doubled hers the population
of Ireland has considerably declined.
Since last year there has been a decrease
in the number of workhouse inmates in
Ireland but there has been a remark
able increase in the average number of
persons on outdoor islief, there beiug
5,633 more than during the correspond
ing quarter last year. Compared with
the averages of the first quarter of the
ten years 1875-85, the number of persons
on outdoor relief showsalarge increase..
This is unmistakable evidence of the
intensity ot the distress at present pr®4

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