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The Gallant Chicago Keein>ent Com
posed of * rishiuen.
| Lave been a follower of Mulligan Is an
| honor which no American disputes.
HOT TIMES IN THE STOKEHOLE.
"Rally! All Irishmen In favor of
forming a regiment of Irish volunteers Toilers at the Furnaces Twenty Feet
Below the surface of the Sea.
to sustain the government of the Uni
ted States In and through the war will
If a landsman wants an experience
rally at North Market Hall this even tha-t he will not forget soon let him go
ing, April 20. at 7:30 o'clock. For the down into the stokehole of a warship.
honor of the old land, rally! Rally for Then he will realize. Indeed, what It
the defense of the new!”
means to be In the bowels of a vessel,
This notice appeared In all the Chi and, to an extent, what it means to be
cago newspapers on April 2o. 18*51. buried alive. If be can face the roaring
Five days before Gov. Yates had issued furnaces without shrinking and stand
a call for troops, and the patriotic fer in the steel walled pit without feeling
vor of the people was at a white heat. dread, he will be a man of rare nerve.
Enlistment had already commenced, j Sunk In a shaft twenty feet below
Capt. Joseph Kellogg having begun the * 1 the sea, men toll amid tierce fires whose
■work of recruiting a company on April. flames in that confined si»ace lick out at
them with every movement of the long
Those whose knowledge of war and j steel slice bars that are used to feed the
war times is limited to the present con gaplug furnaces, as savage caged beasts
flict with Spain have small conception are fed, and, like the beasts, the fires
of the excitement that swept over the 1 are raging to kill the men who master
COLONEL MULLIGAN AND STAFF. 1
laud, rising nowhere to a higher pitch
«lian at Chicago when Fort Sumter was
tired upon and the President Issued a
call for 75.000 troops.
The call for a meeting of the loyal ‘
Irishmen of the city, which was signed
by James A. Mulligan, M. C. McDonald j
hud eleven other Irish citizens, was
royally responded to, North Market
Hull being thronged to the doors. James
A. Mulligan, on eloquent ycung Irish-
American lawyer, delivered a ringing
s[<eech. as did several others, and the
work of recruiting—the real business of
the evening—was liegun. No urging was
required, meu presenting themselves
faster than they could sign the roll. In
an hour and a half 325 mimes had been
Thia meeting was but the beginning
of the patrotlc enthusiasm which
tl>eedily seized ui»ou the people, and ap
plications for admission to the Irish
brigade, ns the ia-uspoctlve regiment
had been already named, continued to
lx>i»r In, not from Chicago only, but ¡
from all portions of northern Illinois, j
oue body of Detroit Irishmen offering
tlielr services. Within a week 1.200,
names were signed and the regiment
The Confederates were l»ent on hik
ing Lexington, and Gen. Sterling ITlcv
soon app.'arod with 28.000 men. Out-|
them only by desperate labor. Then? is
no room to si>are on a modern ship.
Therefore the mighty furnaces are so
crowded together that the men who
serve them have barely space to move
to and fro before them. So near them
are the stokers and the firemen that
until their skins are hardened to it they
I »lister and crack with the heat The
chance visitor can bear it only a tew
That is a stoke-hole when the Ship Is
going at ordinary speed and there are
uo esissclal demands on the stokers ami
the firemen. When there comes the
time that a ship must fight for heT life,
chase or run, the stokehole becomes a
place of torment When the warship
goes into action she calls on every one
of her hundred and more firemen to be
In readiness, and the boilers must fur
nish every pound of steam that they
can give her. The more they give her
the louder are the demands of the en
gines for more, and the men must work
at the fires till they fall. Forced draught
Is the order then, and the stokehole Is
practically sealed up that no air may
escape from It except through the fur
naces. The fires grow fiercer and fierc
er. and soon there Is no spot in the steel
pit that Is not unbearably hot Men
watch the Indicators and shout for
more steam. The limp heaps are drag-
IN THE STOKEHOLE OF A WARSHIP.
numl>ered ten to one, poorly provision gisl away to die or to go mail. Relief
ed and suffering from lack of water, Is called to tlie burning bole, and still
tlol Mulligan made determined de the open throttles of the ship’s engines
fense. Called upou by Price to surzen- take the sti*am faster than th«* furnaces
der and agree to fight no mor«* on Mis can make It. Wluit Is going on altovc* no
souri soli. brave Mulligan replied:
man down there knows. Stunetlnwe a
“The Irish brigade makes no compro i dull echoing shock may tell them that
the ship has been hit hard.
At length after n resistance that fair
ly electrified all Northern hearts and
A Henatok Hero»
called forth exprvMdona of praise from
No man Is a hero while seasick. I»a-
the Confederates, Got Mulligan was fayette wns sent by Washington and
forced to surrender, the devoted Irish , Congress to France to ask further sup-
men destroying their gr«s>n flag In pref [ piles of men and money for the Amer-
erence to yielding It to the enemy. The i lean colonies. He sailed from Boston
total Uniou loss in killed and wounded In the frlgati* Alliance, on Jan. 11, 1770.
was 107. Col. Mulligan will retained Tile harlxir was frozen. and a passage
as a prisoner of war. but was soon ex 1 had to bi* cut for the ship through the
changed. He was freak'd with great • lev*.
consideration by Gen. Price, who. In ap 1 Off the Newfoundland banks the
preciation of hi* bravery, refused to ac ship wns assailed by a terrible tempest
cept his sword.
which threaten«*«! destruction, and La-
The heroic death of Ool. Mulligan fayette was very seasick. Ills ald-
while lighting the main body of Gen. de-eamp, the Chevalier de Pontgihaud,
Jul»al A. Early’s army at Kernstown. who relates the incident In hts
Va.. July 24, 18C4. is known to all who memoirs, heard him soliloquising thus
■ re familiar with the stirring events of on the hoi»eleasness of the situation
the war of the roludllon.
and the emptln«*«* of glory:
"Loy me down and save th«' flag.“ he
"Diable! 1 have done well cortn nly.
Mid to those who were bearing him At my time of life— barely twenty years
mortally wound«1 from the fl«4d.
of age—with my name, rank and for
The "Irish brigade fought nobly for tune, and after having married Made
their country, they did more—they moiselle de Noalllea, to leave every
raised an enthusiasm that recruited thing and serve as a breakfast for cod
many thousamli of troijia and Impart- fish!”—Youth's Companion.
ed l»Mn«*a to timid hearts. Their glory
Drinking never hurt a stingy mah j
—♦ *»d«t—will never fade. To
WOMAN'S WORK IN WAR.
FIGHT TO THE DEATH.
What t-hc Is Doing for Soldiers and
Patriotic New York women, under TWO KENTUCKY FAMILIES EX
the leadership of Mrs. Ellen Hardin
TERMINATING EACH OTHER.
Walworth, have organized the "Wo
men’s National War Relief Associa
tion” for the purpose of aiding in the The Baker« and Howards Have Been
Fettling an 014 Quarrel by Shedding
comfort of the soldiers and sailors who
Each Other’s Blood—State Troops
are fighting for their flag. The woman
Were Called to Subdue Them,
who Is not a member of a war relief
association of some sort is the excep
tion. The meetings of these organiza
tions have almost entirely taken the
The history of the Baker-noward
place of such gatherings as pink teas, ' feud, which assumed such large and
literary afternoons and ethical culture I dangerous proportions as to cause
sessions. Scores of societies, little and State troops to be sent to Manchester,
big, are either running along smooth Ky., for the protection of the court
ly. but busily, or are yet In the throes is one of the most interesting In the
annals of mountain wars. The meu
AU have the same general purpose, engaged In this feud are descendants
to provide a channel through which the of the same pioneers. Their ancestors
patriotic enthusiasm of the American have lived there for more than 100
woman may lie directed. Each mem years. Many of the families have In-
ber wants to do something, be it ever ' ter married, until nearly everybody in
so little, toward the work of waging I Clay County is related by blood lines
war. Some of the societies are merely 1 to everybody else.
village organizations, entirely local In
The Howards are members of the
character and interested only In the fighting Howards of Harlan County,
welfare of the little company of home who. led by Wilson Howard, killed
soldiers who are away at the front. uliout thirty of the Turner faction in
Others ore branches of associations Ilarlan and Bell Counties. Wilson was
which are national In scope.
afterward legally hanged after he had
The chief executive officer of the Wo boasted of k.lling ten men with his
man's National War Relief Association own rand. There is a Wilson Howard
is Mrs. Ellen Hardin Walworth, whose in the Clay County family, but he was
official title Is that of director general. -so unfortunate as to fall early In the
Mrs. Walworth is quite capable of di tigtit. Old man A. B. or "Bal” Howard,
recting the affairs of an organization who Is the leader of the faction that
os large as this one promises to I m *. bears Ills name, is 52 years old and has
She is one of the three original found tried to lead a correct life. He has
ers of the national society of the been a member of the Christian Church
Daughters of the American Revolution. for many years. Is a Free Mason, and
She ranks as one of the feminine pio has served his county one term as
neers In chronicling American history Sheriff and two terms as Deputy Sher
and genealogy. She was also among iff. While Sheriff he lost all his wealth
the first of her sex to make a thorough and went Into voluntary liquidation.
and systematic study of parliamentary He has tried hard to keep down the In
law and practl«*, her classes for con herited fighting blood, but now that
sidering parliamentary procedure be he has been drawn Into the fight he is
ing well known In New York City, as as anxious to win as any other moun
Is also the Post Parliament Club, of tain fighter. He recently said he could
which she Is President Associated go Into Harlan County and get 500
with her are such women as Mrs. Rus fighting men to come hack and clean
sell Sage, Miss Helen Gould, Mrs. Dan- out the Bakers root and branch. When
he made this declaration his eyes flash
ed fire, and although he Is bent from
suffering from the wounds the Bakers
gave him In the fight when his son Wll-
MRS. ELLEN HABDIN WALWORTH.
A. B. nOWABD.
lel Butterfield, Mrs. Seth Low, Mrs. W.
C. Choate and others whose names are son was killed, he straightened up and
known far and wide. Mrs. U. 8. Grant with head erect emphasized his words
has recently accepted the national by stamping the ground.
The trouble between the Bakers and
presidency of the organization.
the Howards came up last December
'Facts About Cuba's Climate.
over the purchase by Tom Baker of a
The weather bureau at Washington judgment for 840 and costs that had
has completed a valuable treatise on been rendered against A. B. Howard.
the climate of Cuba, which furnishes Howard’s son. James B.. now County
definite figures In supi>ort of the con- Assessor, had bought a spring wagon
tention that the bugaboo of the rainy and Uls father had gone on his note.
season In Cuba Is largely imaginary.
The average temperature at Havana
during June, July, and August Is only
82 degrees—the same as that at New
Orleans, and only seven degrees more
than at Washington. In fact, Wash
ington has hotter days than Havana
ever has. Havana's hottest Is 100 de
grees, while Washington's Is 104 de
grees. The average yearly rainfall at
Havana Is considerably less than at
New Orleans, being 51.73 Inches,
against the Louisiana city’s 00.52
Inches. Even in the so-called rainy
season, which began with May and will
end with September, the rainfall at
Havana is only 32.37 Inches, as against
New Orleans’ 27 Inches. As much rain
frequently falls In the dry season ns in
the so-called rainy period. The rela
tive humidity of the atmosphere ap
pears to be fairly constant and aver
age« only al>out 75 per cent of satura
A Feat of Memory.
The geographer Maretus narrates an
Instance of memory probably une
qualled. He actually witnessed the feat
and hail It attested by four Venetian
nobles. He met In Padua a young Cor
sican who had so powerful a memory
that he could repeat as many as 30,000
words read over to him only once.
Maretus, desiring to test this extraor
dinary youth In the presence of bls
friends, read over to him an almost In
terminable list of words strung togeth
er anyhow. In every language and some
mere gibberish. The audience was ex
hausted before the list—which had been
written down for the sake of accuracy
—was completed, and at the end of It
the young Corsican smilingly began
and repeated the entire list without a
break and without a mistake. Then to
show his remarkable power he went
over It backward, then every alternate
word, first third and fifth, and so on,
until his hearers wen* thoroughly ex
hausted ami hnd no hesitation in certi
fying that the memory of this indlv.tl-
ual was without a rival tn the world,
ancient or modem.
Charges fbr Park Heat«,
Paris manages to make $30.000 a year
from permits to\let chairs In the
squares and gardens for the accommo
dation of promenaders.
A great many financiers haw their
loose change tied up in old stockings.
tide came about a week later old man
Howard, his sons Israel and Carter and
Burch Store went to the log pit and
took the undivided raft out of the
mouth of Crane creek, and Israel anil
Carter remaned on It and floated It
down the Kentucky river to Frankfort.
A. B. Howard and Burch Store start
ed back home with the five horses that
had been used in pulling out the logs.
They overtook Israel and Harlan
Shackleford and invited them to ride
two of the horses. A little further on
they canto uj*on Wilson Howard and
Will York, and they were Invited to
ride the remaining horse. The party
was riding slowly through the deep
mountain mud, little dreaming what
was In store for them.
They were cracking Jokel, and those
who had been walking were congralu-
i man, so the latter could claim the re-
ward of $250. The Bakers were
charged with killing Wilson Howard
and Burch Store, and with shooting
old man Howard, but they were ac
quitted on the examining trial, on
April 17. The next day Sid Baker, a
son-in-law of A. B. Howard, and no
kin to the other Bakers, met Charles
Wooton on the road. After watching
] each other for several minutes, they
1 both drew tlielr weapons at the same
time. A shooting followed in which
Wooton was so badly shot in the back
that he has never been able to walk,
and the physician who attends him
says that he will die before very long.
June 2 Tom Baker met Will White on
the road near White’s house and shot
him to death with an explosive bullet.
Nobody Las been punished for any of
CLAY COUNTY COURT IIOUJSE.
lating themselves on having a chance I these crimes, and It was to make the
to ride, although to one of them It guilty pay the penalty that Gov. Brad
proved a ride to death. When they ley called out troops.
reached the house of John Baker they
Just as He Put It,
say Baker’s wife run to the large farm
bell and ring It violently, although It I Modest people should have a care.
was much too early In the morning for If carried to an extreme, modesty is
liable to become ridiculous, as In a case
They had scarcely passed Baker’s reported by the St. Louis Globe-Demo
house when a volley was fired at the crat: Years ago a member of the In-
cavalcade from ambush. Old man ■ dlana Legislature, in a brand-new suit
Howard wns struck In the back, but he of broadcloth and a silk hat, gold-
managed to stay on his young horse, , headed cane and white lawn tie, wan
which carried him out of range around dered up Into the sanctum of the Cour
a point In the road. The second volley ier-Journal, stood around tn a listless
struck Burch Store, killing him In I way, looked over the papers, went
stantly, the bullets striking him In the i down-stairs and came back several
neck and In the breast The third vol | times. He was asked to take a seat,
ley came almost as Store fell from his I which he declined elaborately, and
horse, and Wilson Howard rolled off ended by drawing his chair In a con
his horse with a bullet In his back that fidential way up to the “Roundabout”
paralyzed his limbs. The other horse man’s desk.
“Couldn’t you,” he said, “put In the
men rode away as fast as possible.
When they got out of sight Wilson paper that I am at the Galt House with
Howard said Tom Baker and Charles my bride, and just fling In something
Wooton came to them and fired an ex about my being a prominent Indlanian?
plosive bullet Into the alxlomen of the I don’t care anything about this sort
two wounded men. Wilson Howard of thing myself, but you know how the
died shortly after telling the story of women are. I want fifty copies of the
paper sent to this address.” He laid
When James B. Howard, who was in down two dollars and a half, grinned,
town, heard of the shooting he was al got red In the face, said “Good morn
most crazy with excitement, and, al ing,” and vanished.
Next morning he road that “Mr. John
though Ills friends begged him not to
go to the scene of the killing, some six Huckleberry requests us to say that
miles away, he got his horse and gal he Is at the Galt House with his bride;
loped toward the place. When nearly that he is a prominent member of the
there be stopped at Murray’s store, Indiana Legislature and that he him
where persons were buying grave self, personally, cares nothing for
clothes for Store and Howard, and for newspaper notoriety, but that a society
the first time heard that his father note would be very gratifying to Mrs.
was not dead, but he was told by the Huckleberry. He added that he want
doctor who attended him that he could ed fifty copies of the pai>er for distri
not get well. Rushing out of the store. bution to his constituents.”
Intent on going to the side of his fath-
Paper horseshoes are now being used
by some of the Chicago blacksmiths.
The horseshoers themselves are not re
sponsible for the Innovation, but it Is
due to some of the owners of fine horse
flesh. After being saturated with oil or
turpentine the paper Is glued together in
thin layers with a cement which does
not become brittle when drying, being
a mixture of Venetian turpentine, pow
dered chalk. linseed oil and lacquer.
The holes through which nails are driv
en to fasten the shoes to the hoof are
stamped through the paper when molsL
Then the shoe is placed under a hydrau
lic press and subjected to a strong pres
When fitting the shoe to the hoof It
can be tiled or planed to fit as snugly
ns may l>e necessary. The shoe« made
of paper are said to be stronger and
better than those of Iron, just as car
wheels of paper are superior to those of
iron. Another advantage claimed is
BARRICADE OF TIIE HOWARD FACTION.
that a horse wearing paper shot's is not
Not paying for it suit was brought and er and his dead brother, he met old likely to slip when traveling on slip,
Before Baker tnan George Baker face'to face. With pery roads.
bought the judgment he had gone Into out stopping to consider that he was
Coral Flower Gardens.
partnership with A. B. Howard, in no danger from the old man who
No gardens on earth can match the
through his son* Israel and Carter, who had tried so hard to make peace, and
gardens of the sea that encircle the
were made parties to the contract, in
northern part of Australia. As the tide
order that none of Howard's creditors
ebbs In the azure of sunset, coral reefs
could levy on his logs. Thus, when
his own partner tried to get the better
peer out. symmetrically arranged In
of hint, as he considered it, old man
b«ls and Intersected by emerald chan
Howard became very angry, and there
nels as If they were the colossal flower
were some sharp words between Tom
beds of some great sea king. Corals
Baker and the Howards. Howard re
of all hues and tints can be seen fath
fused point blauk to pay the judgment
oms deep In the channels. The coral
and Baker levied on the logs, as the
polyps, although they build islands and
partnership papers had not been made
help to extend continents, are most del
out. Howard fought hint in a magis
icate orgnnlsms, and die on the least
trate's court, but through the Influence
exposure, and leave behind them their
of Baker's father a compromise «as
skeletons, but even their skeletons are
effected, and It looked as If there would
things of beauty.
be uo furtUi^r blood-letting.
River Bank Protection Wanted.
Israel Howard and Tom Baker bad
had a little shooting scrape over the
From Great Britain comes a call for
matter a few days before the compro
a method of preventing the current of
mise was made, and Tom received two
a river from wearing away the banks.
slight flesh wounds, which soon healed.
The claim Is set forth that the present
Several days after the compromise old
system Is unsatisfactory because, while
man Howard found Tom Baker at the
the l*anks may be strengthened, noth
log pit taking out undivided logs. They
ing Is done to deflect the current from
quarreled and Baker drew a pistol and
weak points nor to diminish Its force.
threatened to sbivot Howard on the
sBEnirr a. r. white .
One of the worst things about friends
spoL Howard nos unarmed and he
soon talked Bilker out of the notfon of who never carried a pistol, young Is the manner In which they abuse
shooting. As Howard walked away, Howard leveled his gun at Baker and each other.
however. Baker threw an auger at him. shot him dead. After staying a short
About all some people do Is to follow
This opent'd the breech between the time with relatives in Harian County
Bakers and th/ Howard*. and when a Howard gave himself up to a kins- other men around complaining of ths
way they do their work.