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Entered at the Post Office at Minneapolis ae
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THE IRTSH STANDARD is the only Home Rule
organ in the Northwest.
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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1886.
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rized agents for THE IRISH STANDARD
in their respective localities
Hudson F. MCGUIRE.
Grace ville M. J.
At the present time the indications in
the political horizon of Great Britain
are that the party in the new Par
liamenfc will be large enough to outnum
ber all other factions combined. The
latest accounts to hand show that the
total vote polled np to the present time
is Conservatives and Unionists, 1,399,
623 GhulstorJaus and Pamellites,
1,320,648. The number oi' members of
the different parties elected are: Con
servatives, 323 Liberal Unionists, 73
Glads tomans, 188 Pamellites, 86.
Whether the Tories will be able to con
tact the affairs of the country advan
tageously with their doubtful majority
is a matter tor serious conjecture. In
the Parliament just dissolved all Glad
stone had to hope for was recruits, but
in the Government which Lord Salis
bury will form he cannot expect to at
tract any strength to his side from the
other political parties composed of men
who have aoleiimly pledged themselves
to support the issue upon which they
went to their constituents. This being
the situation it is difficult to see how
Salisbury can profit if he gains this vic
The cable brings us the intelligence
that an agreement has been arrived at
by which Salisbury accepts Hartington's
Home Rule policy, which iuvolves the
maintenance of the full powers of the
Imperial Parliament. By it the powers
conferred on local councils in Ireland
are delegated, not surrendered by Par
liament, which body reserves the right
to control and revise the actions of the
council. The appointment of judges
and the legal administration are centered
in the Imperii1.."' Parliament.
Although Hartington has pledged
himself to support coercive measures
aud the general policy of the Conserva
tives, it is stated that he still feels reluct
ant to join a Conservative Ministry.
One thing is certain that the Nation
alists will never accept Hartington's
scheme in its present state, and the
fight will uudoubtedly continue until
the passage of the full Giadstonian mea
sure has been secured. The granting
•of some trifling concessions of local au
tonomy to Scotland and 'Wales, who are
•virtually out of the fight and improving
the condition of Ireland in a minor ra
tio would be meagre satisfaction to a
that haa been forced to submit
to innumerable ii dignities at the hands
of despotic government for seven cen
The "loyal" Ulster Orangemen once
more impressed the fact upon the
minds of the peaceable portion of
the population of Ireland that "Dutch
Billy" crossed theBoyne by abusing and
assaulting everybody whose religious
persuasion was different from theirs at
Belfast on Monday. We do not men
tion this circumstance as a matter of
news, for everbody knew as well as they
were born that the riotous Ulster Or
angemen would carry out their stereo
typed illegal proceedings on Monday,
providing the government failed to cag«
them. But the time is coming when
these same brutal Orangemen will be.
compelled to behave themselves, and let
us hope that it is not far distant.
It is now pr )bable that Glad
stone will no longer be able to adminis
ter the affairs pertaining to the office of
Prime Minister of Great Britain and it
is more than probable that Lord Salis
bury will again be called on to construct
a new Cabinet. But we think the op
ponents of Home Rule have no grounds
for congratulating themselves that the
great issue will die on this account.
They are very much mistaken. A. mea
sure which has commanded the approba
tion of all free-minded persons of the
universe, and for which nearly one-half
of the members of the British House of
Commons voted, a measure for which
nearly one-half of the electors of the
United Kingdom voted, aud nearly one
half of the new House are pledged to
support, is not by any means so easily
disposed of. It is only postponed for a
more convenient season. In the history
of legislation in Great Britain, or any
country for that matter, never has a
measure of such vast importance after
once being brought before the people in
so emphatic a form failed to call forth
action from some one of the political
parties. Let us for a moment briefly
glance over the progress which the
Home Rule party has been making dur
ing the past sixteen years. We begin at
the time when Isaac Butt first proposed
it then it was looked upon as being ut
terly impracticable by Englishmen, and
it must be admitted by many influential
Irishmen as well. The Repeal agitation
was dead. Repeal was in reality a legis
lative impossibility. Mr. Butt pro
posed a feneration between Great Bri
tain and Ireland, but we do not believe
that gentleman ever drew up a detailed
scheme. Although Joseph Chamberlain
professes to think otherwise, such a
scheme is now looked upon as being in
convenient, if not altogether impractic
able, unless federation were adopted for
the three kingdoms and the Principality.
There can be no doubt the mind of
any person capable of reasoning that if
this scheme materialized Scotland ana
Wales would immediately join hands
with Ireland in a demand for national
autonomy, and England would scarcely
dare to refuse it. Bat although Butt's
scheme lacked in detail it was true in
principle that is, it contained the prin
ciple of Home Rule as distinct from Im
perial Rule, and this was the true key
note of international legislation in the
British empire. Isaac Butt was sincere
in everything he did, but he was not
fitted either by training or temperament
for the trying position of leader of an
independent party in the British House
of Commons. During the early years of
his life he Had been the champion of
Protestant ascendancy in Dublin muni
cipal affairs, and was a vigorous oppon
ent of O'Connell in the struggle for Re
peal, but in later years his opinions un
derwent a remarkable change. Speak
ing of Mr, Butt, Mr. J. S. Maloney says
he was irritable and hasty in temper, and
was given to magnifying trifling differ
ences of opinion into factious and flagrant
acts of opposition and. that this trouble
grew on him with years. Mr. Butt ob
jected to the obstruction policy ®f Par
uell and Biggar, which they adopted
during the debate on the South African
bill in the session of the British House
of Commons of 1877. The two latter
never missed an opportunity to obstruct
everything brought forward by the gov
ernment, and although they lost the
friendship of Mr. Butt they gained in
popular favor to such an extent that
when the Home Rule confederation met
in Liverpool in the autumn of 1877, Mr.
Parnell was elected to the Presidency of
that body in place of Mr. Butt. Up to
this time and for some years afterward
the now leader of the Irish Nationalist
party and his handful of followers were
looked upon as rebels of the deepest
dye. Not alone were they looked down
by Englishmen of both political
parties, but they were even despised by
influential Irishmen. 33ut Charles Stew
art Parnell knew what he was about, and
subsequently the patriotic portion of the
Irish people observed in him the Moses
who would lead them "out of the land
of Israel aud out of the house of bond
age." They saw that the younger leader
possessed all these qualities winch go to
make up a great leader of men, and con
sequently he soon got into the front
ranks. How nobly he has defended the
post of honor assigned him every one of
our readers are well aware., No matter
what was the strength of the combined
force of the enemy his "square" still re
mained unbroken. From a few dozen
followers at first he has gathered arouud
him to-day a larger and more influential
party than even his most enthusiastic
admirers ever hoped for. Thus we see
that from a small and insignificant! be
ginning the Irish party has assumed gi
gantic proportions, and. why so? Be
cause they had God and right on their
side. The man who live years ago
would have dared to assert that in the
year 1886 Parnell would have so far
maintained his position as to enlist the
sympathies of England's greatest states
men and a large following to his side
would in all probability have been pro
nounced an idiot. In the light of past
events we are not assuming too much
when we state that although Gladstone
has been defeated, Ireland will certainly
be benefited even if Salisbury receives
sufficient support. tb form an out-ancU
out Conservative Government The
Home Rule struggle of to-day presents a
striking similarity to the question of
Catholic Emancipation in the early part
of this century. In 1827, Canning,
whom we will compare to Gladstone,
proposed to emancipate Catholics. Eng
land was even more intolerant in those
days than she is now, and she hurled
Canning from power and seated the
Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert
Peel on the ministerial benches. Both
of these gentlemen were avowed oppon
ents of Catholic Emancipation, but in
1829 an unwilling king was forced to
sign the Act of Emancipation by a Min
ister who had pledged himself to oppose
it. Is it not possible, yea probable,
that in this particular instance the old
saying, "History repeats itself," will
be confirmed. Lord Salisbury will
scarcely have a majority large enough
to inspire him with any great degree of
hope for the future. If his government
will persist in coercion it cannot pos
sibly survive any length of time. Nearly
one-half of the House, as we have before
remarked, will no doubt be composed'*#
members who have individually and col
lectively p1edged themselves to support
some measure for the better government
of Ireland. How, we ask, can Salisbury
hope to carry on a government under
these circumstances The dissidents,
while they do not approve of the meas
ure introduced in the last Parliament by
Mr. Gladstone, have almost as many
schemes as there are men. But no mat
ter who takes hold of the reins of gov
ernment these same dissidents will be
under the most solemn obligation to
support a Home Rule policy for Ireland.
Presuming that Salisbury does not ob
tain a clear majority possibly the pres
ent British Premier may not feel
constrained to resign and allow the To
ries to take possession of the govern
ment at Westminster. In this event we
can see no reason why he could not in
troduce a measure which the dissidents,
including Chamberlain, would be com
pelled to support, although it would be
hard to realize a policy to which the
great English-speaking Judas Iscariot
and his friends would not, in their dog
in-the-manger humor, object. Again, it
is just possible that the Home Rule
measure may find a parallel in the
Franchise Bill. On this issue it will be
remembered some few years ago Disraeli
defeated Mr. Gladstone, and when he
obtained power he showed how con
scientious he was in his opposition to it
by introducing and passing a more lib
eral bill than the one his opponent pro
posed, and although it is not likely that
Salisbury will steal the rudder and sails
belonging to Mr. Gladstone's ship, still
it is amongst the possibilities of the fu
ture, although the consistency and con
scientiousness which Mr. Gladstone has
displayed throughout the present crisis
lead us to the conclusion that should af
fairs take that turn he would support it.
It scarcely came within the bounds of
reason to feel assured that so great a
measure would be carried at once. Mr.
Gladstone did not believe it himself, and
perhaps the only ones who did were the
more enthusiastic well-wishers of Ire
land but every one will admit that its
progress has been something marvellous.
It is the greatest political question now
before the world, aud it will remain the
all-absorbing topic until it shall be set
tled in a manner agreeable with justice
and satisfactory to the people of Ireland.
It is not difficult to realize at this stage
in the game the profound truth em
bodied in the Prime Minister's solemn
warning to his opponents "The ebbing
tide is with you—the flowing tide is with
us. We can watch and wait, for Truth
is mighty and it will prevail."
Mr. Laboucliere writes to the Loudon
Daily News urging Mr. Gladstone not to
resign, on the ground that he has a ma
jority on everything except the Irish
question, and that the Unionists.are not
likely to support a general vote of want
of confidence in him.
The British Premier would not be
violating any constitutional principle by.
remaining in office until the House of
Commons by a formal vote declares that
he no longer posses its confidence. Of
late years it has been the uniform prac
tice of governments to resign when the
people return an unmistakable verdict
against them at the polls, even without
waiting for the meeting of Parliament.
Undoubtedly this is the most patriotic
course, as it enables those whom the
people prefer to make the necessary
preparations for giving Parliamentary
effect to their policy. But, as Labou
chere says, Gladstone may have a ma
jority on everything else but the Home
Pule measure, consequently he may
consistently retain office for an indefin
ite length of time. ,•
Should Mr. Gladstone pursue the lat
ter comse and meet Parliament with a
measure that would be acceptable to all
who have pledged themselves to support
Home Rule for Ireland, and by this
means secure a majonty, he could cer
tainly have a better claim to be regarded
as the people's choice than either Salis
bury or Hartington. In Gladstonian
circles a desire that he will resign ap
pears to prevail. He will hold a con
ference with his colleagues to-day.
1 -T
The Minneapolis Industrial Exposi
tion, which opens on the 23d of August,
promises to be one of the most mag
nificent exhibitions of the kind which
has ever been held in America. The
building itself is a mammoth structure,
and when completed will present a fine
appearance. The following are the di
mensions of the building: Length of
front on Main street, 360 feet length of
front on First avenue southeast, 340
feet, length of front on Ortman street,
360 feet length of front on Bank street,
340 feet Height of ground line to main
cornice, 80 feet height of ground line
to top of pavilion on First avenue south,
east, 130 feet height from ground line
to top of dome on Main street front, 145
feet height from ground line to top of
main tower, 240 feet floor area, seven
and a half acres square feet of space
for exhibits, 367,500. The officers are
President, W. D. Washburn vice
president, S. C. Gale treasurer, H. G.
Harrison secretary, W. G. Byron
general manager, Lewis B. Hibbard.
Its location, half a mile from the busi
ness center, renders it easy of access.
Already Ihe promise of entries places its
success beyond the shadow of a doubt.
The statement recently made by Lord
Hartington that the Home Rule party
and National League are in union with
American Fenians has been denied by
Mr. Parnell thus:
"I know nothing whatever of any Fe
nian organization in Ireland or America
beyond what I have learned from the
newspapers. I have never had any
communication with the leaders of such
organizations, or accepted any alliance
with them. I do not even know who
the leaders are. No union of the Na
tional league and Fenians has ever been
proposed. I should never have con
sented. I have always successfully en
deavored to keep the National league
within the strictest bounds of legality.
In spite of the unblushing falsehoods
which have partially and temporarily
frustrated the moderate aspirations of
Ireland, the Irish people will continue
to maintain a peaceful and legal aspect,
declining to afford any pretext to Lord
Hartington or his Tory allies to resort
to the brutalities of coercion."
In making the assertion Lord Hart
ing evidently intended to draw from the
side of Mr, Parnell a few of the
many loyal British subjects who are ard
ent supporters of the Irish cause.
This is a work of transcendant merit.
It is brought out by the grand move
ment iniavor of justice to Ireland now
agitating all civilized nations. But it
has much more than a transitory inter
est. It is a complete and impartial his
tory of Ireland during the last forty-five
years. It will be read with deepest in
terest by students of history a hundred
years hence. No one that desires to
understand Irish affairs thoroughly
ought to be without a copy of this
masterly production. The fairness and
impartiality with which the author treats
the O'Connell movement and all other
honest efforts to break the galling chain
that has bound Ireland for seven cen
turies, are in admirable good taste. Al
together this is one of the. greatest works
ever written on Irish affairs.
The work is published in this country
by the Benzigers, and is for sale in
Minneapolis by John McAllister & Co.,
212 Washington avenue south.
THE Nationalists in contesting every
constituency will show the exact
strength of the adherents of Home
Rule in Ireland.
THE Irish Parliamentary party will
be pretty much the same in the next
Parliament as in the last, the members
being nearly all returned by their old
NOBOBY believes a word of the story
Chamberlain is circulating that he has
been threatened with shooting. Powder
and shot costs too much these days to
waste it on game like Chamberlain.
THE new city directory, just com
pleted, shows a population for Min
neapolis of 147,800. The
Twin Cities
have gained in about an equal ratio
during the past year. The population
of St. Paul is now about 12-5,000
THAT was a plucky priest of Brigg,
Lincolnshire, who, after the Whig
rowdies had torn down his Home Rule
flags, displayed fresh banners and
coolly hired a guard to protect them.
The soggarth aroon is a patriot
wherever you find him.
Oanother page we publish a letter
from Cardinal Manning to a friend in
America in reply to the Rev. Mr. Ar
thur on the Home Rule question. The
letter is a remarkable one and explains
in a great measure the position of the
eminent churchman on this all-absorb
ing subject. A remarkable coincidence
in connection with the letter is that at
a recent meeting in Market hall, Rev.
Father Byrne used nearly the same ar
gument as that now used by Cardinal
Manning. The argument we refer to
is the tolerance of our forefathers in
matters religious.
OJSE of the most conclusive proofs of
the assertion of Mr. Parnell that the
fight was one of the masses against the
classes is the fact that while the
wealthy English Catholics voted with
the Tories, the middling and poorer
classes, almost to a man, supported Mr.
THE first speech delivered by Mr.
Parnell in the British House of Com
mons was delivered on the 22d of
April, 1875. He was accompanied by
Mr. J. G. Biggar and although his
speech is said to have been a strong
one, it did not command much atten
tion from the other members of the
House. To-day when the Uncrowned
King of Ireland speaks, he divides the
honors with the British Premier.
MRS. GLADSTONE has earned justly
we believe the title of the grand old
woman." Recently she made a little
speech at Mile End, in London,
in favor of the Home Rule
candidate, and it was one worthy of
the great commoner, who is himself
without a doubt the most effective plat
form orator speaking the English
language. Mr. Gladstone is proud of
his estimable wife, and so should any
man who possessed so humane a
WITH the desire to make THE IRISH
STANDARD still more acceptable to its
readers the management invite any of
its subscribers who may feel'like doing
so to forward any original humorous or
legendary matter pertaining to Ireland
or the Irish people. Anything of this
description, providing always that it is
brief, will be published at our earliest
convenience. We sincerely trust that
our readers will take an interest in this
matter, as by doing so they will not on'y
confer a favor on the management of
THE IRISH STANDARD, but as well on
its readers, who will certainly appre
ciate it.
AT the regular fortnightly meeting of
the National League in Dublin on
Tuesday the treasurer announced that
donations received from the United
States for the parliamentary fund
within the past two weeks amounted to
§80,000. T. M. Healy in an address
said "Although Irishmen were disap
pointed at the result of the elections,
they should not be despondent. The
defeat was but temporary. One million
electors had written 'Home Rule' on
their polling papers, as against the un
holy assistance of a triple alliance. A
coalition government could not exist
three months."
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Cutting, Trimming and Workmanship All First-Class.
Ready-Made Department
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We have also a Full Line of the
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THE other day Father Kempfer was
driving his team from his home "to
Peosta, la., when the horses ran away,
throwing him from his buggy and bad
ly, but not fatally, injuring him.
IRELAND must wait awhile longer.
But Ireland is so used to waiting that
shiewill be found equal to the emergencyu
Meantime the work of re-enforcing the
cause of Irish reform should be vigor
ously continued on this side of the
CARDINAL MANNING writes that he
himself would be as likely as any man
to know what the Pope has done in the
present political contest, and he does
not hesitate to say that the rumor of
the Pope's telling the clergy how to
vote is utterly fabulous. He says the
men who believe in such reports,
which are merely election trick3, know
little of the Catholic Church. If any
such orders had been issued, he and his
colleagues would have known of them,
but none were received or issued.
THERE are some of the opinion that
the defeat of Mr. Gladstone at the
present time will cause him to retire
from public life. If the majority were
so large against him that it would pre
clude the possibility of the settlement
of the case within a year or two, he
might possibly do so, but it is scarcely
likely that this will be the case. While
he is a very old man now, and lacks
the strength to fight as in years go no
by, it is more than probable hie has
made up his mind to make the passage
of this measure of psace and reconcilia
tion the crowning glory of his brilliant
career, and despite the fact that he has
long since fulfilled the alloted years of
man, he will remain at the head of his
party until he has achieved this laat
great triumph. It is to be hoped that
he will.
THE new Burlington & Northern road
will soon be completed, a fact of no un
common significance. There are thou
sands of people in ihis great Northwest
who have long looked upon the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul as a giant
monopoly, and there are just as many
who have hoped for an opposition road
that would one day give to the people a
schedule.pf prices, both as to freight
and passenger traffic, that would prove
only just, honest and fair. The public
will expect this from the Burlington &
Northern, and we presume they will
not be disappointed. Wherever it may
come into direct competition with the
Milwaukee & St. Paul road, the people
should not and will not be slow in giv
ing their preference and their most act
ive and hearty support to the Burling
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