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"THE IRISH STANDARD. ED WAR 0' BREEN, EDITOR AND PuopaiifroB JOHN O'BRIEN. JR., MANAGER Entered at tbe Post Office at Minneapolis as Second-Class Matter. OFFICE—42 THIBD STREET SOUTH, ROOK TERMS OF StjiitSOKlPTlON: One-year (strictly in advance). One year (il: not poidm advance) Six months (strictly advance) Six months (it not paid in advance) Single copies Stillwater ... Hastings HWlson Winona Oraeeville Roohester. GJontarf Anoka New Richmond Braiiiercl St. Cloud Brin Prairie, Wis Hammond, Wjrf Olmsted Co., Minn 1 $1.50 8.00 .75 1.00 .05 THK IRTSU STANDARD is the only Home Rule organ in the Northwest. Copies of THK Iitisn STANDARD will be on aale at the principal news-stands in this city, and toy news boys. Advertismir rates will be made Known by ap plying at this ofhce. When writing matter for puuncation in THE IRISH STANDARD be sure and sign your proper name, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of eood faith. -:j In eve s* instance correspondents will please be as briel as possible. To msure publicadon in the following Iosue «F THE IRISH STANDAHC cont ributions should reach tbia olHco at least by Weduesday noon. Subscribers will please be careful in giving1 us their perloot address, and thus avoid any com plaint through failure to receive their paper. Iu changing' your p)ai of residence, notify us immediately of the fact, and forward your full name, giving'number and name of street to which vou have unnoveci. also your former address. All letters addressed to Manager fiusH STANDARD, 42 Third Street South. Room 28," will receive immediate attention. SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, L«I AGENTS P0H TEE IKISH STANDARD. The following gentlemen are autho rized agents for THK IRISH STANDARD in their respective localities: St. Paul J. J. KEATITTS, (J. P. MOGUIIIE. JOHN MCCARTHY. JAMMST. BARRON. ... OWKN MOKUNNA. TIMOTHY- HOWAKD, P. MOGuihb. (1150HOD FL-YNN. M. J. MCDONNELL. I JAMKS GAFTVEY, (JOHN NORTON. D. ¥. MCDERMOTT. .1. liYA'S. .. TIMOTHV 'DONATIVE .. D. M.. CliARK. ... Wsi. J. MlTlCPIiV. ... 'I HOMAS W ATISH. O 'BKIEN BROS. .... .) AMES MONTAGUE. NOTABLE ANNIVERSARIES. Sunday, Jan. 16—County and City of Dublin proclaimed, 1866. Monday, Jan. 17—Battle of the Cow pens, 1781. Bishop Maginn died, 18-19. Tuesday, Jan. IS—True bills under the -'Algerine Act" found against O'Con nell for alleged illegal meetings in "Dublin, 1881. Wednesday, Jan. 19—Repeal banquet at Newcastle, County Limerick, 1843. Thursday, Jan. 20—Preliminary art icles, acknowledging American Inde pendence, signed at Versailles, 1783. Friday, Jan. 21—Proclamation requir ing all Catholic clergymeu to quit Great Britain and Ireland in. forcy days, 1623. Saturday, Jan. 22—Annals of the Four Masters commenced, 1682. THE NEW BRITISH CABINET. After a great deal of unnecessary mystery the new British Cabinet has been announced. Lord Salisbury is Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. W. II. Smith, First Lord of the Treasury Hon. G. J. Goschen, Chan cellor of the Exchequer Hon. Edward Stanhope, Secretary of State for War, and Sir Henry Holland, Secretary of State for the Colonies. The other Cabi net offices will remain for the present the same. It is known that disunion prevails in every department of the Government in which changes have occurred. A great many of the Tory members may be very good Tories as long as there are prospects of being benefitted 'thereby, but when they see the positions which they ex pected themselves handed over Liber als, it is not to be supposed that they •will long remain, loyal to their leader. It is not in human nature to do ao. Herein lies Mr. Gladstone's hope of fu ture, we might sav immediate success: No one knows better than Britain's first statesman that the quarrelling and bickering occurring hourly in the Tory ranks, caused by selfishness and jealousy, will bring about the down fall of the Salisbury Government before many moons hava shed their dim light upon this sublunary sphere. This, combined with the supreme efforts that are being made to bring the members of the old Liberal party together, and •with flattering prospects of success, justly occasions Mr. Gladstone much joy. The uncompromising attitude he has maintained throughout the crisis has shown the dissidents that he does not propose to deal with Ireland by half-measures, and many of them have insinuated that they mean to return to the fold. This will solidify the Liberal party, for every one of the dissidents know now what to expect if they con clude to follow their old leader. The weakness of the Toryadminis •tration and the material out of which the new Cabinet has been formed has caused great rejoicing amongst the ^^Nationalists. It is generally felt that "the solution of the Irish problem is near at hand, and certainly the outlook is very promising. LORD IDDESLEIGH DEAD. -Lord Iddesleigh did not long survive ^iiis-sie^OYal from the Foreign oMfcey diw-in London Wednesday after on. To,say that his death was41 btlyattributable to Salisbury's in sfiiiii SilK .it mmm gratitude liight be overstepping the mark, but that it was accelerated by that cause il an indisputable fact. The preponderance of evidence favors such an inference. When Lord Iddesleigh proffered his resignation he did so under the impression that in the forma tion of the new Cabinec he would re ceive a leading portfolio but Lord Salisbury only offered him the privy seal. This: offer Lord Iddesleigh took the only means left, him of resenting the insult, by refusing it. He felt that he had been a victim of misplaced con fidence, and the ingratitude of Lord Salisbury jwas more than he could stand. M0EE PAT TOR LABORERS. A commendable action was that of the city council Friday evening, Janu ary 7, in unanimously adopting resolu tions to be presented to certain rail roads that have been paying a certain class of their employes the miserable sum .of $1.10 per day as remuneration for their work. A short time ago THE IRISH STANDARD, in referring to the penuriousneas of the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul, stated the case plainly, and showed the utter impos sibility of a man being able to pro cure the everyday necessities of life with the wages paid by that gigantic monopoly, and we feel very highly gratified that the council has taken action in the matter. Even if it does not succeed in bringing about the desired end, it will at least show the railroad officials that they are closely watched %and that their actions general ly do not. merit the approbation of our best citizens. The laboringmen are in debted to Aid. pwyer for the introduc tion of the resolutions which state that 15 cents an hour is the least wages a man should receive, and that the coun cil has set an example by paying its laborers 16£ cents per hour. The coun cil has ordered that these resolutions be sent to each of the railroad managers of the city. It is just possible that some of the managers will consider them favorably, but there are others who will not even read them, after they become acquainted with their purport. It would be well if some means were found to compel the general adoption of the scale of wages laid down by our worthy alderman, Mr. Dwyer. AN EXCELLENT APPOINTMENT. On Monday of this week Hon. James J. McCafferty, of St. Paul, was, on mo tion of George N. Baxter, United States District Attorney, appointed by Judge Nelson, of the United States Circuit Court, a Commissioner of the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Minnesota. Mr. Bax ter, in support of the motion, presented a petition signed by Hon. C. K. Davis, Judge Charles E. Flandreu, Gen. John B. Sanborn, Hon. O. D. O'Brien, Hon. E. G. Rogers, and other prominent at torneys of the State. The petition was endorsed by Mr. Baxter and by the Assistant District Attorney, Dan. W. Lawler. The new appointee has re sided at St. Paul for about four years, and in that time has gained for himself a foremost place in the- ranks of his profession. In the defense of Thomas Hanley, of St. Paul, and in the subse quent case of Coleman Geary, of the same place, both cases being under in dictments for murder, Mr. McCafferty conducted himself with such skill and manifested such a knowledge of crim inal law that since the trials men tioned he has been regarded as one of the most brilliant legal practitioners at the Ramsey County Bar. On Wednes day of. the present week, Judge Mc Cafferty took the oath of office and was formally installed. During the recent campaign it will be remembered by many of our readers Mr. McCafferty took the stump for the Democratic State ticket. His elo quence and forcible fargumeuts made" him a yery conspicuous figure, and he is most emphatically entitled to much of the credit due the men who so nearly succeeded completely overthrowing the Republican party in this State. We extend to Mr. McCafferty and the people interested in the appointment our heartiest and most sincere con gratulations. LORD RANDOLPH'S COMPOSURE. Throughout the political crisis of the past three weeks Lord Randolph Churchill has maintained a demeanor of cool, calm indifference for which his most intimate friends did not give him credit. He appears utterly oblivious of the fact that Lord Salisbury has been up to the neck in hot water endeavor ing to patch up the hole that his late Chancellor of the Exchequer kicked through the Cabinet. Occasionally Lord Randolph makes a few remarks, but they do not throw much light on his future actions. He is all mystery, but a feeling pervades the political at mosphere that the Tory bantam will, one of these days, open his mouth with deadly effect. The other day he replied to an address of confidence from a Primrose lodge, and he expressed a deep gratification that tjie signers of the address were more generous than many Conservative members of Parlia ment who, he said, had precipitately condemned although they had no in formation asto the causes of his resig nation. He added, very coolly, that he neithercared whether such!hasty^and .adyerse^riti^ism modifledor hot -after he has been allowed to make a publii personal explanation "the 5pfoyaPof touch persons being- as worthless1 as "1 ,• A W ,f. ti their disapprobation," These are hard w'ords coming from such a highly lauded Tory of a couple ofmonths ago, but everyone will admit—friend and foe alike—that he speaks with- a. confi dencevery much like a man Who has a good case. ,• GENERAL JA0KS0FS ANNIVERSARY. The fourth annual banquet under.the auspices of the Jackson Club at Colum-' bi s, Ohio, the'other evening of the 72nd anniversary of General Jackson's de eat of the British troops at. New Or leans was an event worthy the memory of a great man. A. large number of the leading men in thS Democratic party, from all parts of the United States tes tifie_d by their presence that the name of General Jackson would ever remain green in the memories of the represen tatives of a party whose principles he had done so much to formulate arid disseminate throughout the land. By the Irish people of the United States the name of General Jackson will ever be held in reverence, inasmuch as he was a noble and faithful representative of that race, and one need only refer to his record to become aware of the fact that his love for England was on a par with that existing in the bosom of every Irishman who has a spark of love for his native land. JAMES A, McMASTER. In the death of James A. McMaster, for 38 years editor of the Freeman's Journal, Catholic journalism has lost a shining light. He died on the morning of Wedneeday, Dec. 29, in St. Mary's Hospital, Brooklyn, N. Y., at the age of: 66. Tbe immediate cause of his death was typhoid fever, although this malady was intensified by a complica tion of other diseases. The deceased in his day wielded a mighty pen, and he was universally esteemed as one of the most forceful writers this country has ever produced. He had always the courage to express his convictions, and though his style was generally rugged aud uneven, his thoughts and argu ments were those of. a great mind. James A. McMaster, says the Irish American in a sketch of his life, was born on April 20, 1820, at Duanesberg, N. Y., his father, the late Rev. Gilbert McMaster, being a Scotch Presbyterian minister of the time, who traced his an cestry back to the stern Scottish war rior, Claverhouse. Brought up in the iron tenets of his father's creed, Mr. McMaster was sent to the Union Col lege, where he made his studies, but did not graduate. After leaving the college, becoming dissatisfied with his old creed, he was received into the Catholic Church about forty-six years ago, and wished to study for the priest hood. For that purpose he joined the Redemptorist Order, but found, after a year or so, that his vocation did not lief in that direction, and left, to re-enter the world, and become a journalist. The New York Catholic Register was commenced in 1839, and the Freeman's Journal in 1840. Both were combined in January, 1841, under a united title, and the editorial control of the late James W. White. He was succeeded by Eugene Oasserlv, afterwards United States Senator from California, and son of the famous classical schoolmaster of old New York, Patrick Sarsfield Casserly. In 1842 the paper came into the hands of the Most Rev. Dr. Hughes, who, in 1847, sold it to Mr Mc Master, who was thenceforth its editor and proprietor. He invested its col umns with the vigor and fire of his own individuality and, when in his prime, and before the era of teleuraphs and other modern accessories of journalism, it was one of the influences and fea tures of metropolitan life and the recog nized official organ of Catholicity in America. Mr. McMaster was always a sturdy defender of the Church and of sound Catholic doctrine, and never low ered his lauce, no matter how big or in fluential an opponent/ encountered it. In American politics Mr. McMaster was an uncompromising Democrat, and a strict constructionist of the constitu tion. He was a follower of Douglas in the stormy time before the rebellion, and on the death of the "Little Giant" drifted, with the opening of the war, into a fierce State Rights advocate. In this course he came into conflict with the Lincoln administration. The Free man was suppressed by Secretary Sew ard in 1862, and Mr. McMaster was locked up in Fort Lafayette, where he remained for. eleven months. On his release he resunied his editorial chair, which he held uninterruptedly till his last illness. He married early in his career, but his wife has been dead some, years. He has four children living, three of whom are in religion, one a Sister in a Philadelphia convent, and two are Carmelite Nuns in Baltimore the fourth, a son, twenty-one years of age, is engaged in the Freeman office. Mi. McMaster has been a resident of Brooklyn for several years, living near his friend, Maj. J. D. Kelley, on Cler mont avenue. He had associated with him in the editorial management of the Freeman's Journal, Mr. Maurice F. Eagan, who has, in fact, been its con ductor for several years, since Mr. Mc Master's health began to fail, and who in all probability will now succeed to the control of the paper, and who is in every way worthy to wear the mantle that thus descends to him. 'fit S3' Charles Stewart I ^THE Irish leader, Parriell, is said to receive more letters and answer less than any man in Eu-, -rope.] rV 1 -1, •V-l Ab yad-J. Etc** & *. 41! r'.^JSS if. EDITORIAL BREVITIES., RT. HON. GEORGE MAY, lord chief justice of Ireland, has resigned. CARDINAL GIBBONS has founded a Scholarship in the American college, Rome. .t" vr-tn THE general chapter of the Bene dictine order, in session at Rome, is de liberating on the project of founding a}, great international Benedictine col- THE Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland has appointed the Most Rev. Dr. O'Dwyer, Bishop of Limerick, to a seat in the senate of the royal university of Ire land. MGR. PAI-MA, arcbishop of Buchar est, is building a magnificent seminary, towards which the Holy Father has contributed the handsome sum of $40,000. ALL the defendants in the rent con spiracy case, except Messrs. Harris and Redmond, who were absent on account of illness, were committed last Tues day for trial, bail being fixed at £500. JOHN ROACH, the great shipbuilder, died at his home in New York city last Monday morning. Mr. Roach was a native of Ireland, and came to America when he was only a boy sixteen years old. GOSCHEN, the newly-appointed Chan cellor of the Exchequer, will contest the Exchange division of Liverpool seat for Parliament, which was made vacant by the death of Mr. Duncan, Home Ruler. THE Most Rev. Dr. Carr, the new Archbishop of Melbourne, Australia, and the long since distinguished patriot prelate of Ireland, will sail for his new See this month. He calls at Rome on the route. MR. GLADSTONE vindicates the action of Lord Randolph Churchill in resign ing his portfolio in the Salisbury Cabi net. He says he favors more econ omy himself in the army and navy ex penditures. A TELEGRAM, dated Dublin, Jan. 11, says: A series of evictions have been begun on the Winn estates, Kerry. When the tenants were evicted several houses were burned. Intense excite ment prevails. There will probably be bloodshed." MR. GLADSTONE feels highly elated over the turn matters have taken dur ing the past few weeks, and in a letter to a Liberal meeting last Saturday, he said: "Irish affairs are all moving in the" fight direction." This does not look much like as if he disapproved of the plan of campaign." MR. Cox, M. P., has diagnosed the case of the Duke of Saxe-Weimer, com mander of the Irish forces, and giyes it as his opinion that the Duke is the "biggest jackass that ever ruled Ire land." Mr. Cox says a great deal, for there have been some large-sized jack asses who ruled in Ireland before to-day THE Irish-Australians are making ar rangements to hold an Irish National Convention in Sydney, N. S. W., sim ilar to the one which they held in Mel bourne, three years ago. The Austra lians express a desire that the Irish Par liamentary party should be represented at the Convention. LORD IDDESLEIGH'S son, Henry, who is purveyor-general of ordnance, threat ened to resign because his father was deprived of his portfolio, but as Henry scoops in about §8,000 per year, i,t is not probable that the British tax payers will be abandoned to the hor rible fate to which this young man threatens to expose them. THE patriarch priest of the diocese of Little Rock, Ark., is an Irishman, the Rev. P. McGowan. He is about 80 years of age and resides in New Gas cony. He was ordained by Bishop England in Charleston, S. C., where he labored for seven years, during which time yellow lever appeared in epidemic form more than once. He has spent 40 y'ears in Arkansas, and is familiar with the history of all the older resi dents. ••''-'v THE marriage of the Secretary of the Interior, which was celebrated one day last week at Macon, Ga., is the happy culmination of a life romance, which, "if it could be told, would be found full of touching incident and melancholy interest. Happily all is well that ends 'well. The final union of two noble na tqres long sundered by fate, must al ways excite a kind of personal satisfac tion in good men and women. Mr. and-Mrs. Lamar were betrothed iu their youth. Separated then, they have maintained an honorable affection for one another through the intervening years, and are blessed at last, as only the pure in heart can be blessed, in the triumph of love over destiny itself. May their lives be spared to enjoy a hoxieymoon which shall end only with lifei£self. 4' •NG-other things which Lord Ran dolph Churchill threatens to expose, is the matter of rotten hay for Egypt, onoe condemned-, and re-sold to the Stow44,^*^ THE OLIJ ,. BAY'S. V' ^, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Thrpp lbs hest Maud. Java and Mocha for $1.00 iLisSSS Government, the bayonet question, and the discoyery that officials in the War Office were shareholders in Armstrong & Co.'s gun factory. He claims that thirty-five million pounds, have been thrown away in useless expendituio. His position is a strong one, and will probably set the people a-thinking. THE Londou Daily News says that the evidence given by Sir Michael Hicks-Beach and Mr. Pluukett at the trial in Dublin of Nationalist members of parliament for conspiracy, has prac tically disposed of the case against the Parnellites. "It will be impossible," says the News, "for the executives to proceed further with any regard for de cency. If they do they will earn the just contempt of the English, as well as of the Irish people." MR. THOMAS SEXTON had no objec tion to becoming sheriff of Dublin, but he decidedly objects to letting anyone imagine that his tenure of that civic office will brin*j him an inch nearer to the existing government, says the Bos ton Republic. If the castle authorities attempt to hamper the great Home Ruler in his discharge of the duties of the shrievalty they will reckon wide of the mark, and, as Mr. Sexton aptly ob serves, receive a very curt answer. He will wear his insignia of office and Na tional League badge simultaneously, and cares infinitely more for the latter than for any other secular em Diem. A GANG of armed and disguised moonlighters attacked the house of a farmer named Connor at Mt. Collins last Sunday night. The family resisted and overpowered their assailants, and captured four of them. The four were found to be cousins of Connor. There were six men in the attacking party. Upon entering the house they opened fire on Mr. Connor and the members of his family. The farmer, who is an old man, and his wife and children seized chairs and fire irons, with which they vigorously attacked the marauders. A desperate struggle ensued, during which Mrs. Connor and one of the sons were badly cut with a scythe. EXCITING scenes were witnessed yesterday in County ulare. While a number of bailiffs, accompanied by 100 policemen, were evicting tenants in Maynoe, a wild district, the chapel bells were rung and horns sounded and the people quickly assembled headed by priests. Three evicted tenants were reinstated as caretakers and in two in stances the bailiffs had to abandon their attempts to evict tenants owing to the menaces of the populace. The po lice were unable to quell the disorder and withdrew from the scene. During the disturbance Father O'Flynn, inspector, was hurt and several policemen were injured by being hit with stone3. THH London Times of Tuesday morning has the following edi torial comment on the British po litical situation: "The Cabinet is threatened from within, not from without. What is seriously to be feared is the failure of the Irish executive to grapple with the conspiracy to prevent the payment of rent. It is only too clear from the evidence given at the trial of the Woodford tenants, at Dub lin, that the vigorous enforcement of the law is discouraged by the govern ment, who cannot surely desire the landlords to provide an armed force on their own behalf. Yet, if the execu tive draw back, what choice is there be tween this dangerous approach of civil war and a complete victory for the Irish National League." MICHAEL DAVTTT and wife reached Chicago last Monday from the Pacific coast on their way to Ireland, They were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sullivan. The bride is a pretty blonde, of medium stature and regular features, indicative of firm and refined character. It is understood that, although Mr. Davitt was not aware of it, she is the heiress of a large fortune. At dinner at Mr. Sullivan's last Monday evening, Archbishop Feehan paid Mr. Davitt a high tribute. Speeches were also made by Judge Anthony, of the Superior Court, Judge Bradwell, Rev. Maurice J. Dorney and others. A piquant fea ture of the menu was Home Rule pudding" and "California sauce," and the ice cream was an orange and green. The affair was elegant and delightful. Davitt proceeded eastwards Tuesday. 1 A FEATURE of the Queen's jubilee will be the lavish bestowal of titles on statesmen and others throughout the empire. We sure pleased to note that our neighbors over the way (the Canadians) are not to be^forgotten, and- it is be lieved that eciris, knights, etc., etc., will foe "more numerous in Canada next, summer than ducks harvest- time. Gracious T=?Tr»T .TABEB STORE.' Si $1.00 4 lbs. Ray's Combination Coffee f°r 51 best GolU01! Rio for^$l.W 6 lbs. Choice Rio for $1.00. ALL or. EITHER ROASTED, GROUND, or PULVERIZED. Also all kinds and grades of Teas at prices that defy com petition. Lay in your winter's supply at special prices. lbs. best O. G. Java for T. RAY 3c Majesty has hot yet designated who are to receive these titles, and it is feared that many men who have hitherto pur sued the peaceable avocation of tilling the soil will neglect their spring plow ing in order to put in their best licks to secure a patent of nobility. We offer, merely as a suggestion, that our miss bank cashiers who are now sojourning ing in Canada, be treated sort of decent in the matter of titles when they are passed around. It would relieve many of the British aristocrats from repeated references being made to their robber ancestors. THE inangural meeting of the Lon don Liberal Radical Union was held at St. James'hall, London, last Tuesday evening. The hall was crowded with an enthusiascic audience. The organ ist attempted to play "God Save the Queen," when a storm of hissing and hooting arose, which completely drowned the music. There were on the platform a number of members of Par liament and other Liberals, all of whom, with the exception of Brad laugh, arose and joined in the cheering. Bradlaugh's action was indorsed with terrific applause by the majority of the audience. Morley made a vigorous speech, in the course of which he praised Lord Hartington for having re fused to assist Lord Salisbury in saving the political antiquities of the Carlton club. The defection of Goschen, he said, would not cause any great re frigeration in the Liberal atmosphere. During the progress of the meeting every mention of Gladstone's name was the signal for enthusiastic cheering. THE following from the Boston Pilot gives is an interesting accountof the ori gin of a famous song: It was a young Irish actor, Harry McCarthy, who wrote the stirring Southern song, "The Bonnie Blue Flag," by far the most spirited popular lyric produced on that side during the "unpleasantness" He composed it at the suggestion of Judge Wiley P. Harris, on the day that the Legislature of Mississippi passed the secesion ordinance, and sang it that night at Angelo's Hall, in Jackson, Miss., amid' wild enthusiasm. Consid ering that it was written in three hours and without premeditation, it was a pretty creditable effort and answered its purpose of firing the Southern heart with its catching strain and simple chorus of Hurrah 1 hurrah! For Southern rights, hurrah I Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag- that beara the single star." The single star, always dear to the Southern heart since the glorious days of the lone star of Texas, soon grew to be eleven, and the Bonnie Blue Flag was replaced by a variation on the Flag of the Union but the song of Harry McCarthy remained a favorite with the men in gray until there was no longer a flag for them to follow. AJIECENT cablegram announces that Mr. Parnell has at his disposal five va cant seats in the British House of Com mons. These are South Sligo, South Longford, South Donegal, Northeast Cerk and the Exchange Division of Liverpool. Mr. Healy will doubtless be elected for one of thefour Irish seats. He has been out of Parliament since July, when he was defeated in South Londonderry by a Liberal Unionist. Sir John Pope Hennessy, who has been successively Governor of Bermuda, Hong-Kong, and the Mauritius, will probably get Justin McCarthy's old seat in Longford. Hennessy, who is the Phineas Phinn and the Phineas Redux of Trollope's novels, is an excep tionally able man. His rapid promo tion in the British public service was due to Beasonsfield's recognition of his abilities. He used to be the Catholic Tory Member of Parliament for Kings County, and was always ready to break a lance in debate for his chief. When he lost his seat he was appointed a Colonial Governor. Hennessy has re cently come out as a Home Ruler, and lost his post on that account. The Irish people will doubtless reward him with a seat in Parliament. Michael Davitt could, if he would, fill one of the other vacancies, and as he is now a married man, he may forego his scruples against taking the oath of allegiance, and join as a Parnellite member. Another emi nent Irishman who may be persuaded to enter Parliament at this time is Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, who has been successively an Irish Nationalist editor, a prisoner on a charge of high treason, an Irish member of Parliament, Speak er of the Parliament of the Australian Province of Victoria, and the Prime Minister of that colony. Duffy, Hen nessy, Davitt and Healy would be1 a strong reinforcement for the Parnell ites. The election of the four would have in it many of the eleni&itita of the romantic, dramatic,- and-picturesque which appeal so strongly to Irish senti* ment. I'S. "K gM- Co. 32 South Washington Ave.